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Heppner Gazette Times
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE
Established March 39, 1883
THE HEPPNER TIMES
Established November 18, 1897
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
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Oregon, as second-class matter.
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Shall We Have Milk?
Heppner and other districts of Morrow county
served by the Alfalfa Lawn dairy are threatened
with a milk famine. This is not due to a shortage
of milk, as one might suppose, but is being forced
by action of the Office of Price Administration
in refusing the dairy to charge a price sufficient
to cover operating expenses. For some weeks past
the price of milk has been 14 cents per quart. OPA
has advsed the operators that the price will have
to conform to that established by the bureau, 12
cents per quart. The dairy says it cannot continue
at that price unless the OPA puts the price of hay
and other feeds down to the level upon which the
12-cent rate was based.
It is difficult to understand the workings of the
OPA. Perhaps some bright chap had it figured
out where dairymen could pay from four dollars
to ten dollars a ton more for hay and a like sum
for other feeds and continue to deliver milk. Yes,
perhaps some white-collared dude in a big swivel
chair can figure it out but it's dollars to dough
nuts he hasn't even milked a cow, to say nothing
of processing and bottling the milk and then de
Why should the OPA grant a boost in feed
prices and not give the dairymen consideration at
the same time? Why, if a community depending
upon a single dairy is willing to pay the additional
price in order to maintain the suply of milk,
should that community not be allowed to handle
this matter in its own way? Is it more important
that the OPA ruling be carried out or that the
people have milk? We would like to know some
of the reasons for these rulings (and no doubt we
wil be told).
Milk is an essential food. The OPA must real
ize that fact. It costs money to produce and de
liver milk. Dairymen are just as patriotic as any
other class of producers, but if there is anything
in the catagory of patriotism that requires him to
deliver milk to his customers at a loss then a lot
of us don't know the present definition of patrio
tism. It is to be hoped that the OPA will study the lo
cal angle and permit the dairy to continue to
More Fatal Than War
War is a horrible thing and we shudder when
we think of the casualties in killed and wounded.
It seems like an unnecessary sacrifice of huma?
life and it is quite certain that if it were left up
to this country of ours peace would reign for
many generations. But we are at war and many
more fine young' lives will be spent in bringing
peace to the world.
Bad as war is, it does not take a toll of life
comparable to that accredited to the automobile.
Despite a drop in car registratioin, lowering of
speed limit to 35 miles per hour, and all the words
of caution relative' to careful driving, the traffic
casualty list goes, right on. Motor vehicle travel in
Oregon for the first nine months of 1943 dropped
15 percent in comparison with travel for the same
period a year ago, yet the traffic death rate re
mained about the same. The traffic death rate for
the first three quarters of this year was 8.7 per
sons killed for every one hundred million miles
of travel, exceedinig the same period in 1942 by
five tenths of one percent. It is true that most of
the fatalities occurred in the war industries cen
ters, that being where the greatest traffic conges
tion occurs. Violations of wartime speed, in many
cases prompted by overindulgence in spirits fer
menti, have been responsible for many deaths.
High speed and slow speed do not readily syn
chronize on the highway as it is difficult for the
slow driver to get out of the way of a fast moving
vehicle that maye be straddlingthe stripe or ca
reening madly from one side of the road ,to the
Whatever the causes, the fact remains that the
total of fatal accidents remains about the same.
Words of caution, of warning, or slowing down
speed limits appear to be of no avail. There -certainly
will have to be a tightening of traffic regu
lations after the war. if we are not to see an in
crease in highway accidents. Under the present
scarcity of police personnel it is not practical to
start a general cleanup of traffic violators, but the
present force is on the alert and doing what can
be done to regulate traffic.
Whose War Is ThiS
(Oregon Grange Bulletin)
Listen, brother, this is MY war!
I'm not only fighting it, but I'm paying for it
with blood and sweat and tears, not to mention a
considerable amount of cold hard cash.
I have a big stake in this war. All of my to
morrows and the tomorrows of my wife and the
tomorrows of my youngster depend on how well
I do this job today.
This war is the biggest job I ever tackled. It's
a knock-down drag-out affair for keeps and I
have my work cut out for me if I'm going to be
still on my. feet when they drag Hitler and Hiro
hito out of the ring by their heels.
! And, I don't need anybody to hold my coat
And why am I telling you all this? Just for the
simple reason that I'm getting fed up with you
trying to trip me up every time I get set to land
a punch that will really hurt. And I don't like your
habit of rifling my pockets while I'm in .there toss
ing everything I have at those two buzzards.
I know you think you're clever, but you're not
as clever as you think you are and I'm not as
dumb as you think I am.
Take that little stink you raised over the butter
I've been shipping to Joe Stalin and his boys,
claiming the Russians used it to grease their boots.
So what? Listen, brother, if butter on boots makes
them fight that well, I'll do without butter on
bread for the rest of my natural life, if need be.
And that would-be nasty story you're now,
spreading about the British removing American
labels from American goods and marking them
British before shipping them to our other allies.
If the British want to be that petty, let them do it,
but the label on the crate doesn't affect the shoot
ing qualities of the guns it contains. The big
thing is to get those guns where they'll do the most
good and you don't win scraps of this kind with
labels on boxes.
And there are those other scurrilous tales now
being told by you five politicians who recently re
turned from being dined and wined from war front
to war front. Brothers, you're not fooling me.
Your stories may make headlines but they don't
make sense. Frankly, the word of one boy in a fox
hole goes further with me than all the yarns you
can fabricate and the boy in the foxhole doesn't
seem to be in agreement with you.
And you and your ilk have been giving me
plenty of trouble on the home front, too. Don't
tell me that you are giving me your full support.
I'm not. blind. You're not even content with trying
to cany on "business as usual" you want to make
it "better than usual." You've been so busy penny
grabbing since this war of mine started, you don't
know whether I'm winning or losing. Either way,
brother, you lose. If I should lose this scrap, your
pennies and a lot of other things which you take
pride in won't be worth two whoops. And brother
if I win and I'm going to you're going to have
to talk pretty fast to square yourself for some of
the things you've tried to do to me while I was
busy elsewhere. Put that down in your book so
you won't forget it when the time comes.
Who am I to talk to you like this?
Listen, Mister, if you really want to know, I'm
the boy in the foxhole; I'm the father of that
nurse that stayed on Bataan; I'm the mother who
got that wire, "I regret to, inform you . . ."; I'm
that tired old man milking cows
at four in the morning and nine
at night; I'm that white man
working in a coal mine until I
look like a nigger; I'm the nigger
you won't let join your fancy
union; I'm the welder who is
wrecking his eyes and his lungs
in the hold of a ship in fact, I'm
almost aynbody you might name,
but you won't name me because
you don't know me.
But just in case you're inter
ested, I'm that dumb guy who
still believes in the brotherhood
of man and that Christ was right
and that right will prevail and
that evil can and will be ban
ished from the earth.
And because I believe these
things, I believe you better start
putting your house in order be
cause this is MY war and I'M
going to win it in spite of you.
EDMONDSON- TASH NUPTIALS
In the presence of Immediate re
latives and a few friends, Mrs..
Delia Nichols Edmond?on became
the bride of Durward Tash in a
ceremony performed by Rev. Ben
nie Howe at 2 o'clock p. m. Sun
day in the home of the bride. At
tendants were Merlyn Kirk and
A a(uimptuous dinner followed,,
the list of guests beside the wed
ding party including Mr. and MrSL.
Fred Tash, parents of the groom,
and Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClard,
his lister and brother-in-law. all
of Hermiston, and Mrs. Merle Kirk
and Mrs. Bennie Howe.
' Mr. and Mr, Tash will make
their home in Heppner where he
is employed as butter maker at
the Morrow County Creamery.
In 1943, under its ninth president,
Dr. A. L. Strand. O. S. C became
the first college in the west to
start the Army Specialized Train
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All kinds of carpenter work
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Dr. W. H. Rockwell
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NEW AUTO POLICY .
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Class A 6.25 5.05
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