Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, November 25, 1943, Image 1

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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 25, 1943
Volume 60, Number
Our Men
in Service
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Aviation Cadet Bill W. Biddle has
completed his basic flying training
at the army air force pilot school
in the West Coast Training center
at Gardner Field, Calif. He has
at Gardner Field, Calif. He has
been sent to an advance flying
school where he will finish his pi
lot training. Upon the successful
completion of this course, he will
receive a commission as a flight of
ficer or a second lieutenant in the
army of the United States.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. L.
S. Brown who reside at, lone.
Mrs. Joe Mahon has received
word from her son, John (Jack)
Thomas Mahon, that he has been
raised from Slc to Petty Officer
3a (coxswain). Jack has been in
combat service for over a year and
his promotion comes as a rec
ofnition of worthy performance. He
was home on leave in the spring.
Eastern Oregon lads are showing
their companions in training how
to handle firearms and have been
awarded medals for their prowess
Three Morrow county boys who re
cently joined the Marines have al
ready served notice on the Japs, or
the Heinies, to keep1 well under
cover or else
Pvt. Emory Coxen won the ex
pert's medal for marksmen, attain
ing the highest grade in his pla
toon of 60 men.
Bill Padberg and Hugh McLaugh
lin won sharpshooters' medals. The
boys 'are in. training at San Diego.
A paragraph on the superiority
of Morrow county marines' marks
manship had scarcely gotten into
type before a letter from one of
the men was received, and we has
ten to put it into print for it is
told in the words of a marine.
Nov. 18, 1943.
Dear Sir: .
Home town boy hits the jack
pot with ye old shooting rod, rifle
to us. Out of a platoon of 59 men,
Emery Coxen was high point man
with a rating of expert. There are
four grades of rifle shots: quali
fier, marksman, sharpshooter and
expert. Bill Padberg and Ij made
sharpshooter and marksman, re
spectively. A person really earns
those titles too if he does attain
them, because it shows what he
has put into his practice session,
which includes two weeks of snap
ping into position and a third week
of practice with live ammunition,
Thursday of that week being set
eside for the purpose of firing for
All we're looking forward to now
is the end of boot camp, which will
be in ten days, thank God.
Just call us the Fighting Sixty
Ninth with the emphasis on the
ninth. .
Semper Fidelis,
i hugh Mclaughlin.
Speaking of sharpshooters, here's
another record hung up by a Mor
row county lad in the service. Ted
McMurdo, son of Dr. and Mrs. A.
D. McMurdo of Heppner, rated
expert marksman in a recent rifle
firing event at the University of
California at Los Angeles where he
is completing a course in meteor
ology this month. Ted, not an ex
perienced rifleman, found the tar
get 188 times out of a possible
200 at 200 yards. Upon graduation,
Ted will receive his commission.
Mrs Ralph Thompson, Morrow
county chairman of the Blue Moun
tain Camp and Hospital council, re
Con Uu4 Ff Bight
Corwin Men End
Season Tied With
Arlington Honkers
Heppner high school's fooottball
squad, coached by Supt. George
Corwin, out-foxed a tough bunch
of Gilliam county boys on the Ro
deo field Friday afternoon and
came off on the long end of a 33-13
score to wind up the 1943 season in
a blaze of glory. As a result of this
victory the Mustangs gained a tie
with Arlington, a not bad record
for an aggregation of lads most of
whom made their first apearance
on the gridiron this year.
The fireworks started in the first
quarter when Heppner received
kick-off and advanced the ball to
their own 40. From there it was a
march down the field to the first
touchdown, Ulrich's 25-yard jaunt
around left end on a double re
verse turning the trick. Try for
point was unsuccessful.
In the second quarter, Ulrich in
tercepted) a pass on Condon's 25 and
raced on down the field for the
second score. Try for goal failed.
Score; Heppner 12, Condon 0. A
few minutes later Knowles inter
cepted another Condon -, pass and
behind the one-man interference of
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Local Fuel Problem
Remains Unsolved
A committee appointed by Chair
man B. C. Pinckney at Monday's
meeting of the chamber of com
merce is working on the problem
of easing the fuel situation in Hepp
ner and the county but as yet has
nothing definite to announce. It is
hoped to obtain trucks for hauling
logs limbs and tree tops in from
the mountains and Wednesday there
was the promise of a figure on cost
of such a service.
Partial relief may be found in the
use of discarded railroad ties, of
which there are a good many at
present between Heppner and lone.
The committee has been advised
that these ties will be burned by
the section crews within a short
time and people with trucks are
urged to haul them away without
delay. Some 400 old ties are to be
found between Heppner and Lex
ington, it is stated.
Dec. 15 Deadline
To File Income
In preparation for the Dec. 15
deadline for filing income tax esti
mates by farmers a new pamphlet
entitled "Farm Bookkeeping and
Federal Income Tax" has been is
sued by the U. S. department of
agriculture and is now available
free from the county extension of
fice, reports County Agent Conrad
This new pocket-sized pamphlet
is not a set of directions for setting
up a system of farm accounts nor
is it an involved, detailed set of
instructions for filling out an in
come tax blank, Conrad explains.
Instead it is a simple explanation
of the steps necessary for a farmer
to take in arranging what records
he has and using them in deter
mining his income tax payment.
The majority of farmers in Mor
row county will have to file federal
income tax returns this year even
though deductions may eliminate
any actual poyment for same. The
present requirements are that a
single person with a gross income
of $500 or more or a married person
with a gross income of $624 or more
must make a return.
Farmers must file a declaration
of estimated tax not later -than Dec.
15, 1943. This declaration represents
Oddfellows, Rebekahs
Buy Two Bombers
Because Oddfellows and Rebek
ahs of Oregon cooperated so effec
tively in the Third War Loan cam
paign, their lodges were being hon
ored with the naming of two bomb
ers instead of one as originally
planned. According to the Oregon
Pacific Oddfellow, official organ
for the lodges in this state, bond
purchases to the extent of $1,283,
411.75 were credited to members
of the orders.
Two $500,000 bombers will be in
scribed, one Oddfellows of Oregon
and the other Rebekahs of Oregon.
An eight and one-half pound boy
was born Sunday night, Nov. 21, to
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Biddle
for Farmers
Tax Estimate
the taxpayer's best approximation
of his income and victory tax lia
bility for the current year. The
amount due to be paid on that date
with the estimate is generally the
amount of the total year's tax mi
nus any payments already made to
the collector earlier in the year,
before the plan of payment was
changed to a pay-as-you-go basis.
The exact tax liability for 1943 will
be determined when the complete,
final return is filed on or before
March 15, 1944.
A written record of receipts and
expenditures is highly important to
a farmer when he is preparing his
income tax returns. Conrad stated.
This has been emphasized by the
by the complete system with inven
tories as provided for in the Ore
gon Cash Farm Account book, or
extension service in its encourage
ment of farm record keeping, either
by the more simple cash Record
(provided for in the new Oregon
Cash Farm Record book, both of
which are available at the county
agent's office at cost.
The use of this new pamphlet,
prepared by the bureau of agricul
tural economics and extension ser
vice, should help in preparing re
cords for the forthcoming return.
Three new names were added to
the roll of honor of Valby Lutheran
church in Eight Mile on Nov. 14.
Dedication was held at the regular
meeting of the missionary society
on that date. The list includes Don
ald Peterson, son of Oscar Peter
son, and Donald and Richard Mc
Elligott of lower Gooseberry.
The plaque containing the names
of people in the service from the
vicinity was dedicated in June.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Turner drove
to Walla Walla this morning to
spend the day and eat Thanksgiv
ig dinner with their son-in-law
and daughter. Lt and Mra Fred
County Exceeds
War Chest Fund
Returns Indicate
Morrow county came through
generously in the recent Oregon
War Chest fund campaign and with
the goal of $4500 already reached
there is a possibility that .complete
returns will swell the total consid
erably. Not all solicitors have
yet turned in their reports. Chair
man Blaine E. Isom stated the first
of the week, there are a few in
dividuals who have promised sub
scriptions but who have not re
mittted. The campaign ends Nov. 30,
when it is hoped complete returns
will be in the hands of the execu
tive committee.
In speaikng of the successful
campaign, Chairman Isom voiced
the sentiment of the entire board
in thanking the citizens and vari
ous organizations for responding so
well at a time when the drive was
going poorly. It was not until the
sdicduled time was growing short
that funds began to arrive to an
appreciable extent. This followed a
special appeal by the board which
also feels grateful to the corps of
solicitors for their cooperatipn.
"Those who still wish to donate
to the fund may hand in their con
tributions to the chairman," Isom
stated. The campaign is open
through Nov. 30, and although we
have made our quota, the more
money we still cm contribute, the
more the USO can do for our boys
who are homesick and the more
suffering we can alleviate."
Clyde Nutting, manager of the
Ileppner-Ione-Portland Freight line
has purchased the residence pro
perty of Mrs Rosa Eslcelson in
north Heppner. The place has been
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pier
son who will move to the Maroel
lus Morgan property recently pur
chased by Vernon Flatt, operator
of the Union Pacific truck line.
Flatt resides at Moro.
Mr1, and Mrs. Frank S. Parker
and Miss Kathryn Parker drove to
Pendleton this morning to spend
Thanksgiving at the John Parker