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Tire Rationing Not
Based on Distance
Under New Ruling
Purpose of Driving
Car to Be Shown
In Application .
The purpose for which a person
tirives his automobile, rather than
the distance he drives it in a given
month, hereafter will determine his
eligibility, under rationing, for pas senger
tires, according to Frederick
I Janney, district OPA rationing
Serious depletion of the supply of
used passenger tires available for
rationing to low-mileage drivers,
coupled with inadequate stocks of
new tires, compels a shift in the
tire rationing program from ' a
"mileage" to an "occupational" ba
sis, OPA said.
Effective Feb. 1, OPA abandoned
existing regulations that only those
persons holding gasoline rations
good for driving 601 miles a month
or more can qualify for grade I
tires new pre-war tires or new
tires made of synthetic rubber.
Thereafter, any person who drives
his car in connection with a highly
essential occupation, regardless of
his gasoline ration, may apply for a
ration certificate good for buying a
grade I tire, or if such a tire is not
available, he may obtain a certifi
cate for a grade II tire (used tires
or new tires made principally from
replajimed rubber). The remaining
supply of grade III tires will go to
persons doing occupational driving
of a less essential character.
Tires will be rationed as follows:
First New tires (grade I) will go
to the most essential drivers. They
may also get ration certificates for
grade III if new ones are not avail
able. Second Used tires and war tires
(grade III) will go to less essential
Third Drivers who do not use
their cars in connection with their
work will continue to be ineligible
for tires of any sort..
'Most essential' drivers are war
workers traveling to and from es
sential establishments, farmers tran
sporting farm products and sup
plies, physicians and mail carriers.
Local Bond Driye
Freshmen of Heppner high school
have chosen to direct the bond sale
campaign in the Fourth War Loan.
The class has organized for the ef
fort and a committee headed by
Carter House and including Shirley
"Wilkinson, Carolyn Bauman, Mar
ian Miller, Eugenia Biddle, Glenn
Coxen, Donald Gilliam, Joe French,
Kenneth Schunk and Lauren Cor
win, is directing the work of selling
$2500 worth of bonds in the school
Since the schools of the county
have been asked to raise $5,000 it
will be seen that the freshmen have
quite an undertaking on their
A contest is being staged between
the grade and high schools. Stamps
are on sale at the school and ap
plications for purchase of bonds
may be filled out there.
Says the chairman, "now that you
are aware of this fact, let's fulfill
our quota and go above if possible.
Anyone having suggestions toward
improving this drive, is requested
to put them up to the committee
SPEND WEEK HERE
Mrs. C. C. Dunham and Mrs.
Chalmers Wooley of Couer d'Alene,
Ida., are guests in the home of Mrs.
Dunham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
G. Crawford. They arrived Friday
morning and will leave Saturday
evening. Both are "navy wives",
their husbands being stationed at
Farragut. Mrs. Wooley's home is in
Mustangs Roll Over
Condon but Can't
Stop Fossil Drive
Heppners Mustangs, stopped by
Fossil Jan. 21, came back to deliver
a haymaker to Condon's ambitions
,when the two teams met on the lo
cal floor Friday evening. Condon
had taken Fossil three times in pre
season games and really looked for
midable at first, but has fallen twice
before the onslaughts of the Mus
When the Mustangs traveled to
Fossil Saturday evening for the se
cond meeting with the Falcons, they
found those "birds" just as hungry
for horsemcat as the week before
hungrier, in fact, for they took the
visitor by a better than two-to-one
score, 33-16. "They're just too good
for us, I guess," said Coach George
A feature of the games on the
local floor which the Gazette Times
has neglected to mention is the ref
ereeing of Bob Pinckney. This is
Bob's first year and he is doing a
fine job; Having been on the var
sity team here it is not an easy job
to make just decisions, yet in the
several game he has officiated there
have been no complaints.
Prize Bond Turned
Over to Hospital
Winners of a bond which they
could not divide, Roy Quackenbush
and Harry Van Horn, proprietors
of the Red & White grocery, turned
the bond, won in a coffee sales
contest, over to the McCaw Gen
eral hospital, writing their check in
the sum of $18.75 in lieu of govern
ment security The gift was re
ported Wednesday by Mrs. Ralph
Thompson, Morrow county chair
man of the Bue Mountain ! Camp
and Hospital committee.
Mrs. Thompson, who with Mr.
Thompson attended the National
Woolgrowers convention Jan. 24, 25
and 26 in Salt Lake City, reports
that she picked up a portable phonograph-recorder
playback and microphone. This has
been installed at McCaw for use of
the boys. It will enable them to
make recordings for sending to re
latives and friends, as well as pro
viding entertainment at the hospi
tal. The Thompsons made a large
selection of records while in Salt
Lake and she urges organizations
and individuals to join in making
up a good collection for the hospi
GAMBLE STORE TAKES LEASE
ON MASONIC CORNER ROOM
Conley Lanham, proprietor of the
local Gamble store, has entered into
a lease with the Heppner Masonic
lodge for the corner room of the
Masonic building. N. D. Bailey has
been busy since the first of the
week making alterations and it is
expected that the room will be
ready for occupancy by March 1.
The room has been without a renter
since the spring of 1942 when W. O.
Dix closed out his grocery business.
The Red Cross sewing unit has
occupied the room the past few
months and will be moved to the
former Hughes grocery room in the
Oddfellows building, according to
Rev. Bennie Howe, county chair
man. SISTER DIES
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward left
Wednesday for Wenatchee, Wash,
called by the death of Mrs Ward's
sister. They drove through by Mary
hill, Wash., picking up another sis
ter of Mrs. Ward's Mrs. K. W.
Farnsworth of The Dalles.
ON SICK LIST
Fred Ross, new member of the
mileage panel of the Morrow coun
ty rationing board,, has been ill the
past two weeks.
CALLED TO SPOKANE
Harry Plumondore returned to
Heppner Monday from Spokane
where he was called a week ago by
the death of his brother-in-law.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 3, 1944
All-Out Effort Due To Send
County Over Top in Second
Half of Fourth War Loan
Made by Mayor
Acting in his capacity as county
co-ordinator, Mayor J . O. Turner
presented volunteer workers who
have served more than 500 hours
without pay under the local OPA
set-up with merit pins at the regu
lar luncheon meeting Monday. Re
cipients present were J. J. Nys, Lee
Howell, Pat Mollahan, Frank W.
Turner and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn.
Out-of-town people eligible and
unable to attend the luncheon were
Mrs. Minnie McFarland and Mrs.
W. A. Macomber, Boardman and A.
C. Houghton, Irrigon.
Mayor Turner not only praised
these people for their patriotic ser
vice but included all others who
have contributed voluntary services
since the outbreak of hostilities and
have continued on the "firing line"
up to the , present. He recalled
events in connection with the war
time set-up which showed that
Morrow county fel in line with
defense preparations and that with
a little revamping now could be
put in shape for effective work in
case of necessity.
Since the meeting was given over
to the presentation ceremony no
regular business was presented.
Sci! Erosion Meeting
Set for Monday
A meeting of the Morrow county
soil erosion control unit will be
held Monday, Feb. 7 at Lexington
grange hall, according to announce
ment from the office of County
Agent C D. Conrad. The group will
meet in conjunction with the Lex
ington Oil Co-Operative and the
opening hour has been set at 10 a.
m. A program of interest to every
one within the boundaries of the
Lexington blow control district and
the Heppner soil conservation dis
trict has been arranged and discus
sions will be led by Joe Belanger of
the soil conservation service. Pen
dleton and E. R. Jackman, exten
sion specialist in' farm crops. Cor
vallis. Since Monday is the annual
"meeting date of the Lexington Oil
Co-Operative, that organization will
furnish lunch at noon.-Anyone in
terested in attending the meetiing
will be welcome, the county agent
VISITING MEMBERS HELP
INITIATE CANDIDATE LIST
Coming from Pendleton Saturday
to help show a class of candidates
over the sands, or whatever Royal
Arch Masons do at such times, were
Fred Schmidt, Arthur Janes, Homer
Beale, Wilbur Campbell, Robert
Carpenter, T. Douglas French, J. C.
Woodworth, Hugh Bowman, Dr. T.
M Barber; fromj Milton-Freewater
on the same mission were Jerry
Summerhays William Hirst, Ben
Johnson, Robert Jones and L. Har
Candidates were Bill Hud'dleston
of Lone Rock, Harlan Devin of Con
don, Noel Dobyns of lone, and Har
ley Anderson, John Lane, L. E.
Dick, Terrell Benge, Dr. Dwight
Miller, Roger Thomas, Clarence
Rosewall, Oscar Rippee, Robert
GrabOl, Gordon Banker, Blaine
Isom, Loyal Parker and Harvey
Bauman of Heppner.
MOVE TO PASCO
Bud Hanlon moved his family
and household goods to Pasco Mon
day where they will make their
home. As soon as the Shively house
which they had occupied was vaca
ted, the new electrician, H. O. Rob
inson, and family moved in.
Set for Arlington
And John Day
District playoffs to determine the
representative of district number
four at the state basketball tourna
ment at Salem will be held at Ar
lington and John Day Feb. 24, 25
and 26, according to announcement
from the committee following i
meeting in the Vendome hotel in
Arlington Jan. 22. The committee
headed by Lewis Merz, Parkdale,
and including Don Fossatti, Athena,
Tom Preece, Moro, Wayne Foster,
Condon, Thomas Chapman, Umatil
la, Gus Monger, Maupin and A.
Oden Hawes, Arlington were all
present at the meeting.
Winners of each game meet each
other in a competitive game the
following day, th announcement ad
vises, while losers are automatically
dropped from the tournament.
Drawing for positions at the tour
nament in Arlington Feb. 24 found
the east Umatilla champions paired
with Sherman county champions;
the east Umatilla runner-up meets
Wasco county champions Thursday
evening; Hood river county cham
pions meet the Big Wheat league
winners. The Little Wheat league
champions meqt Arlington;. Teams
to enter the tournaments must have
completed their - regular schedules
by Feb. 19.
Arlington chamber of commerce
has made arrangements to give
suitable trophies to deserving winners.
U. S. Weather Bureau
High school graduates seeking
healthy, intelligent and remunera
tive employment should investigate
the offering of the United States
weather bureau, according to Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, who is in receipt of
a communication from the U. S.
department of commerce pointing
out some of the attractive features
of weather observing. .
The department of commerce
maintains a weather bureau school
at Condon, graduates from which
may obtain a position as junior ob
server of meteorology. Enroll ees
are paid at the rate of $1752 per
annuum to start and continue at
that rate of pay during the first
four months, including training
period. The next step is $1971 per
annum. Employes are granted an
nual leave of 26 days and 16 days
sick leave with full pay each year.
Applicants will receive training
at Condon. The training period
runs from 40 to 90 days and upon
completion of the course will be
asigned to work in the seventh re
gion which includes Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana.
Mrs. Benton Walker was a guest
at the J. O, Rasmus home for two
weeks leaving Monday for Gibbon
to visit her father, Ed Adkins. Af
ter a few days there she will return
to her home in- Seattle. Her hus
band is taking basic training at
Camp Hood, Texas.
MAKES HONOR ROLL
ClaraBelle Adams, daughter of
Mrs. Floyd Adams of Heppner
writes her mother that she made
the honor roll in the first semeter
at Oregon State college. She is a
member of Kappa Delta sorority.
Frank Conner is reported con
fined to his home with a case of
Vol ume 60, Number 45
With the county quota now past
the half-way mark and still far
from the goal, an all out effort will
be initiated to put the Fourth War
Loan campaign over the top, accord
ing to P. W. Mahoney, county bond
chairman. Solicitors will enter the
field and a full coverage will be
made to record this campaign as
the most complete yet put on.
Although small in the light of
payroll industries, industrial firms
of the couty will account for $10,
548 in Fourth War Loan bonds, Ma
honey revealed. This figure is bas
ed on information gathered and re
leased by William A. Bingham,
state director of payroll savings.
This is three percent of the county'.s
quota and most of it will be invest
ed in E bonds, Mahoney stated
' Industrial quotas were based on
statistics compiled by war finance
statisticians. A total of 9,000 indi
vidual statistical studies of Oregon
business establishmerits were made.
They represent a total of $23,392,
580 which war finance officials ex
pect to come from workers all over
the state. Approximately 21 firms
in Morrow county are represented
in the total. Quotas are based on
January payroll, amount of regu
lar payroll investment and estimat
ed ability of employes to invest.
Evidence that Mra Lucy Rodgers
is working on her division of the
campaign is seen in the organiza
tion of the Heppner high and grade
schools to raise their portion of the
$5,000 alocated to the schools of the
county. Heretofore the Heppner
school has been more or less inact
ive in the drives but since district
No. l's share is $2500 it was decid
ed to do something about it. The
freshman class is sponsoring the
drive and more than $700 worth of
bonds have been applied for as of
Some pickup in class C bond pur
chases has been noted the past
week. This is thought to be due to
the fact that they are negotiable as
tax payment and! people who have
a lot of taxes to pay find this meth
od of paying them to their liking.
The main drive is on E bonds, how
ever, and it is hoped that eveif
family will buy the limit of this
NEPHEW OF NOTED EDITOR
The death of William Allen White
nationally known country journal
ist of Kansas, had some signifi
cance in Heppner. He was an uncle
of Harvey White, restaurant oper
ator, who states that William Allen
was his father's youngest brother.
V. R. "Bob" Runnion is able to be
out again after suffering a heart at
tack a week ago. He was confined
to bed for several days but has
heen up about the house for the
past day or two.
RETURNS HOME '
Gordon Banker drove to Pendle
ton Sunday to bring Mrs. Banker
home from the hospital. She sub
mitted to a surgical operation there
about two weeks ago.
M. L. Case and daughter, Mra
Gus Nikander, drove to The Dalles
Sunday to bring Mrs. Case home.
She was somewhat improved after
spending a week in the hospital.
MAKES TRIP NORTH
W. A. Akers went to Spokane the
first of the week to bring his fa
ther home. The elder Akers has
been staying with a granddaughter
whose husband has been ordered to