Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, July 08, 1943, Image 1

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In Service
Several Morrow county men in
the service have written their ap
preciation of the home town paper
and now comes Lee Pettyjohn with
as neat a boost as we have had.
Writing his sister, Mrs. Herald
Sherer, Lee says in part:
"Since receiving your last letter
I've been trying to think of some
thing to write other than the usual
'I'm fine, having a good time and
hope you are the same,' but it
seems like a futile task. However I
will say this. With the exception
of the few letters I receive from you
and the rest of the folks my only
connection with the life we all
know and like so much, I never
realized how much until now, is
the Heppner Gazette- and even
though my copies seem rather slow
in getting here, I received the March
15th copy last week and the news,
probably old and forgotten by all
of you, was pipin' hot to me- I
hang on, to every edition until I've
read it at least twice and some
times more provided some lone
some bunky that hasn't heard from
home for some time, doesn't dis
cover where I hid it because news
from the States is news from home,
and even though the fellow might
be from New' York, Chicago, or
Texas, he'll hang on to it tooth
and nail until he has completely
devoured the contents. Then comes
his buddy and so on until it is no
longer possible to read the worn,
tattered pages caused by so much
handling, readers, mail, etc
Since I've been here I haven't
seen or heard of anyone of the
boys from around home being in
this vicinity now. Although there
may be some and chance has kept
us from contacting one another.
I want you to tell the editor of
the Gazette Times how much I
appreciate the local news via the
Gazette Times. The Gazette reminds
me of a burro small but packs a
lot of weight."
Mrs. W. R. McNeil, (Ruth Cow
ins) of Pendleton recently received
a letter from Melvin Allyn, "Pinky"
to relatives and friends, mailed to
her in a German envelope. He
picked it up on the way, he states,
and evidently the Heinies were on
the move and didn't have time to
gather up all of their belongings.
"Pinky" has been on the move
since leaving home and doubtless
like most of the men in the African
campaign is anxious to see what
Berlin looks like.
"All is calm and peaceful here
this bright Sunday morning. The
sun is shining, the birds are sing
ing, and if the "first sergeant" loses
his whistle except to call us to go
swimming, everyone will be very
happy, I'm sure- But that would
have been too much to ask
"We can now write about the war
and where we have been, and also
what took place, but what do you
want to know? Landed at Fedalla,
got wet to my ears at 4 in the morn
ing. It was quite a scrap but we
were in reserve and have been all
through the campaign. We missed
action at Tunis and Bizerte by a few
hours. We've now moved back a
ways and are (censored). For what
I don't know. We've trained for
about everything already.
"I never have heard from Mac.
Don't even remember seeing his
outfit as we moved up. If you will
trace the route from Casablanca
to Tunis you will see why my let
ters have been so far and between.
We stopped for a week, a month, or
a day along the way. We never
knew whether to put up a tent. In
Casablanca, we worked six days
getting the switchboard dug in.
Dug through rock and sandstone,
and the shack was only up for
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Game Commission
Lets Down Bars
On Does and Cows
Bag Limits and
Boundaries Set at
Recent Conference
Appications are now being ac
cepted by the Oregon state game
commission for the various special
big game tags to be issued for the
1943 hunting season. Applications
will be kept on file and if by Aug.
16, more applications are received
than the- specified quota of tags,
then a drawing will be held to de
termine the issuance. If the quota
for any particular allotment of tags
is not reached by Aug 16, then all
applications on hand will be filled
and the rest of the tags issued in
the order applications are received
until all tags are sold.-
A person may apply for a tag
by sending in to the game commis
sion office at 616 Oregon Buiding,
Portland, the specified fee and in
formation as to the type of tag de
sired, number and kind of hunting
license held, and name and address.
This information may be mailed in
a letter or on a special application
form, that has been prepared for
the purpose.
There will be 2,500 doe tags is
sued for Grant county but only for
a certain area lying north of the
highway between Canyon City
and Dayville. The part south of
the highwey where doe hunting
has been previously allowed will
not be open this fall. For the Lake
Klamath area, 6,000 doe tags will
be issued and for the Steens mo'urf
tain area 1,000 tags- Persons wish
ing to apply for doe deer tags may
apply for only one of these three
areas. Fees for the tags are: $3.50
for residents and $5 for non-residents.
Open season for deer is
from Oct. 1 to Nov. 3.
The cow elk area has been
changed somewhat, from last year
and 2,000 tags at $5 for residents
and $25 for nonresidents will be
issued for the following areas:
Starting at the junction of the Oregon-Washington
state line and state
highway No 11 between Pendleton
and Walla Walla, proceed to Pen
dletoncn highway 11; thence east
on U. S- highway No. 30 to Kamela;
turn south on forest road past Flat
lake guard station to junction of
Mt. Emily logging road; thence
southeasterly to the Grande Ronde
river road; proceed in southerly
direction to Sheep ranch and
Chicken creek road; thence easterly
on forest service road over An
thony lake summit to junction with
highway No. 30 at North Powder;
thence north on highway No. 30 to
Hot Lake; thence east along town
ship line between E3S and T4S to
forest service road south of Shady
camp on Lostine river; thence
north on road to the town of Lostine
on state highway No. 82; and from
Lostine northwesterly on state
highway No. 82 to Elgin; thence
north along Grande Ronde river to
Washington state line; thence west
on state line to point of starting.
The entire state will be open to
bull elk hunting from Oct. 26 to
t Nov. 30 while elk of either sex
may be taken in area in southeast
ern Oregon bounded on the north
by highway 28 and on the west by
highways 97, 62 and 99.
For the antelope area in Lake,
Hamey and Malheur counties,
2,500 tags have been authorized at
$2-50 each for residents and $5 for
nonresidents. Open season is from
Sept. 18 to Oct 3.
The federal government has
deemed it advisable to reduce the
deer herds in a certain portion of
the Hart mountain national Ante
lope refuge and for this purpose
authorization has been granted to
issue 250 buck deer and 400 doe
Oregon, Thursday, July
More Donations
Received This Week
By Mrs. R. I. Thompson
The orchids this week go to Mrs.
Fred Mankin and the people of lone
and vicinity as their very gener
ous contribution made it possible to
send the check to cover cost of fur
nishing the sun room for this coun
ty In addition to this gift, one was
received from the Past Noble
Grand's club of lone and the en
tire community should be grateful
for this support.
Last week we mentioned the gift
from the Rhea creek grange and
now we thank the missionary so
ciety of that district for another
Let us not lean back and think
we have done our part toward the
McCaw General hospital in Walla
Walla as our county is far behind
in comparison with help from the
other nine counties that comprise
the council. There are many more
things needed to furnish comfort
and cheer for the sick and wounded
men. Your donation goes directly
into this help and does not go into
the regular Red Cross funds No
one has time or thinks it necessary
to canvass each home and each
place of business as money may be
left at both drug stores, and the
bank in Heppyner.
Some furniture has been given
for the recreation room at Camp
Heppner and that includes a phonograph-
We need more chairs and
some records. If anyone has used
furniture to sell please call Mrs.
B. C. Pinckney. She will be allowed
some money from the over-subscription
of the USO drive toward
furnishing this room and the one
at the bombing base at Boardman.
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Maximum Price on
May Set by OPA
A new price regulation on alfalfa
hay has been received by the price
panel of the local rationing board.
Maximum price of loose hay on the
farm has been fixed at $20. Baled
hay on the farm: shall not exceed
$24, and if the hay is sold through
a country shipper a $2 per ton
maximum mark-up may be taken
If the hay is sold through a coun
try shipper to a retailer or feeder
a $3 per ton maximum mark-up
may be taken. Freight charges and
loading and unloading charges may
be added in the amount actually
incurred. The dealer may add $1.50
per ton mark-up.
The retailer may add mark-ups
as follows:
$5 per ton maximum mark-up if
sold in quantities of two tons or
$4 50 per ton maximum mark-up
is sold in quantities of more than
two tons and not over three tons.
$3.50 per ton maximum mark
ups if sold in quantities of more
than three tons and not more than
five tons.
$3 per ton maximum mark-up if
sold in quantities of more than five
tons but not over seven tons.
Where the retailer sells from off
a railroad car, $3 per . ton maxi
mum mark-up if sold in less than
railroad carlots-
This regulation covers only alfalfa
Frank W. Turner left early Wed
nesday morning for Pendleton to
entrain for Boston as a delegate
from Heppner lodge No. 358, B.
P. O. E. to the grand lodge con
vention. Oregon Elks had reserved
a part of the Portland Rose for the
trip to Chicago and from there the
group is scheduled to travel New
York Central. Turner expects to
be gone two weeks. In his absence
Mrs Turner and Kingsley Chapin
are running the insusrance office.
deer tags for the western part of the
reserve, the open season to be Oct.
9 to 24 inclusive. These tags will
be sold at $3.50 for residents and
$5 for nonresidents and may be ap
plied for in addition to the other
doe tags mentioned before.
8, 1943
Mrs. Mary X. Britten, 83, passed
away Tuesday at The Dalles, ac
cording to a dispatch in the Morn
ing Oregonian of today. She had
been a resident of the city on the
Columbia for many years, coming
there in girlhood.
Since files of the Gazette and
Times were lost in the fire of 1918
destroying much . of the recorded
stoiy of the Heppner flood of 1903,
the editor is relying upon memory
in recalling that Mrs. Britten play
ed an active part in the relief work
here in the days following the ca
tastrophe. She arrived in Heppner
as soon as transportation was avail
able to the stricken town, bringing
a considerable amount of supplies.
She quickly organized a relief sta
tion and personally supervised it
until her services were no longer
needed. But for her organizing abil
ity, relief work would not have
been so effective.
More Youths Leave
For Induction Centers
Morrow county's contribution to
Uncle Sam's fighting forces was
increased by six the past few days
when four young men left for Fort
Douglas, Utah and two others went
to Camp Farragut, Idaho to start
training in the army and navy,
Leaving for Camp Farragut last
week were Joseph D. Way, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Way of Lexing
ton and George Renoe, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Renoe of Hard
man. Under the leadership of Acting
Corporal Gene F. Empy of lone,
Donald H. Peck, Bill A. Lindi and
Freddie R. Papineau left early this
week for Fort Douglas to be induct
ed in the army. Empy has made
his home with the Zinter family
and Sidney Zinter is his guardian.
Peck is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Burton K. Peck of Lexington; Lin
di has been making his home at
lone, and Papineau is the son of
Mr. and Mis. Frank Papineau of
A applications must be accom
panied by Tire Inspection record up
to date and back of old A book
signed with owner's name.
Book 111 will be validated at a
date set some time the last of
July. Watch paper for date and do
not bring books in till date is an
Condition of Mrs. Howard Swick,
who suffered a stroke two weeks
ago, is gradualy growing wftrse, ac
cording to word coming from Prai
rie City where she is a patient in
the hospital. Her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Anna Bayliss of Heppner, is
still with her.
Johnny Hiatt took advantage of
the double holiday to visit scenes
of his boyhood days- He drove to
the old Hiatt homestead in the up
per Buttercreek country and spent
several hours trying to locate fa
miliar childhood scenes. Few land
marks remain that reminded him
of conditions there 40 years ago.
It was the first time he had been
back in that period.
Mr. and Mrs. William Becket and
children of Portland spent the Fourth
holiday with Mrs. Becket's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Wehmeyer. The
children, Bobby and Alma Lou, will
stay here for a month.
The Blaine Elliott family took
a holiday outing on Kelley prairie,
where they acquired some fish and
their full share of mosquito bites.
It was a fine outing, nevertheless,
according to the genial Penney
Volume 60, Number l!g
Forest Protection
Crews Named by
Ranger's Office
Business Firms Sign
Up to Assist in
Case of Emergency
Business houses of Heppner have .
pledged assistance to the forest
service in protecting the timbered
areas of the district during the cur
rent season. This support is in ad
dition to that pledged by other
concerns and organizations in the
area and the cooperation thus ef
fected has given heartening assur
ance to the comparitivery small
force of regular forest service em
ployes, states F. F. Wehmeyer,
ranger of the Heppner branch of
the Umatilla forest. "
The line-up arranged by Weh
meyer's office embraces most of the
business houses. Included with the
names are the terms first call, sec
ond call and position as follows:
Ferguson Motor company, first
call 1 man, second call 5 men, po
sition: 1 pump operator, 4 laborers.
Rosewall Motor company, 1, 5, 5
Heppner Garage, 1, 1, 1 truck
Gilliam & Bisbee, 1, 1, 1 laborer.
Gamble Store, 1, 0, 1 truck driver.
Red & White store, 1, 1, 1 straw
hos, 1 laborer.
Thomson Bros. staf:e, 1, 1, 2
laborers. . "
Central Market, 1, 3, 4 laborers.
Pacific Power & Light company, 1
1, 1 radioman, 1 laborer.
Tum-A-Lum Lumber company, 1
2, 1 strawboss," 2 laborers. "
Case Furniture company, 1, 1, 2
Braden-Be! company, 1, 2, 3
J. C. Penney company, 1, 0, 1
straw boss.
Tress McClintock, 1, 1, 2 laborers-
Gonty's 1, 0, 1 cook.
McAtee's 1, 2, 3 laborers.
, Aiken's 1, 0, 1 laborer.
O'DonneU's, 1, 3, 1 cook, 2
Key's Barber shop, 1, 1, 2 laborers.
Coxen's Barber shop, 1, 1, 1 cook
1 laborer.
Heppner Cleaners, 0, 1, 1 laborer.
Union Oil company, 1, 1, 1
Morrow County Grain Growers,
0, 3, 3 laborers.
Heppner Gazette Times, 1, 1
crew organizer and labor rustler.
Heppner Lumber company has
pledged up to 40 men. Read's,
Blackburn, Scritsmeier, Spray and
Kinzua Pine Mills company have
pledged to go "all out" in emer
gencies The soil conservation dis
tricts at Heppner and Monument
have pledged men and equipment
to the full extent of their organi
zations, and the farmers of the John
Day valley have pledged assistance
not only for grain and grass fires
but for forest fires if the need
arises. Morrow and surrounding
counties have organized for grass
and grain fires and have their
leaders appointed for each commu
Miss Effie Andrews, manager of
the local Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph office returned to her work
the first of the week after a pro
longed siege of flu. Several weeks
ago Miss Andrews went to The
Dalles for a week's vacation, caught
a flu germ, thought she had it
overpowered and returned to work
after three weeks. She stayed on the
job a couple of days and had to
start all over again. She reports
really feeling much improved this
An eight pound baby girl was
born Wednesday, July 7 to Mr. and
Mrs. Wren Harris-
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