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NEWS FROM HOME
MAKES PAPER WELCOME
Somewhere in Australia
Dear Editor- -
I have intended for a long time to
,.;to W Aonlr mi for sendline
me the copies of the Gazette so
faithfully in the past year. There
were a few times while I was. in
New Guinea that the copies didn't
come through as regularly as I
would have liked but I know it was
through no fault of yours that it
happened, but due to delays in the
mail system. The army does the
best it can but at times it is impos
sible to get the mail through on
time, then we usually get quite a
stack of mail. That's the way I us
ually received your copies but now
that I have returned to Australia I
get them regularly.
I am getting so I look forward to
i v, r t
much news in packages. The
umn on men in the service is m my
estimation very helpful to all us
feUews in 1he service and hope tUat
jwnever d.scontinue it.
Of the Heppner boys all I ever
see any more are Johnny McRob-
V1U cujiu. Jjaii iL3iuiu. ll. it ji(
Sammy Johnston and Don BeUen-
brock arent around here ahymore
so all I can do is write to them. I
am still looking iot Richnrd Hayes
but can't seem to locate him, also
Charles Cox. It seems that Rich is
always coming when I'm
In closing I want to thank you
sincerely for the Gazette and hops
that it keeps coming as regularly
as it has in the past few months.
Donald R. Fell
CRIPPLED FLYING FORTRESS
DELIVERS CF.EW SAFE IN PORT
The following story of a gamble
witn aeain uy a riying rorue&s
crew is in itself a thriller, and the
fact that one member of the group
..i i . il 1 T1 . TP-i.
is the son of a Morrow county fa-
mily makes it of greater interest
locally. First Lt. John A. Forsythe,
listed 'from Ashland, their former
home, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
C. Forsythe of lone. Lt. Forsythe,
first lieutenant since sometime in
December, was commissioned late
last summer and left Redmond for
an eastern embarkation point. The
next thing heard from him he was
in England and had made several
missions over Germany bcfoie
Christmas. But to the story:
fFrom the Pawtucket Valley
Times, West Warwick, R. I.)
Flying Fortress Station, Some
where in England, It looked like
finis to the war career of Capt.Ro
bert D. Brown, of East Greenwich,
R. I., and his Flying Fortress crew
shortly before their last bomb run
on Bremen. Death beckoned once to
all aboard the ship and reached
again for Brown when his crippled
Fort landed here.
The near fatal trouble developed
a few minutes flita ride of e tar.
1 Amurde ous flak burst had
get. A murderous llaK burst naa
banged into No. 2 engine. Brown's 1I,il xuuiau My"lwu
attempts to stop the moor and fea- JO HOLD MISSION
ther the prop were futile. Low oil Starting Sunday, March 12 and
pressure made this impossible. Re- continuing to March 17, Archdea-
sultant vibrations threatened to tsar
a wing off. Of course Capt. Brown
could have turned back. But he
He elected to make his bomb run,
regardless of consequences; this
with unanimous consent of his crew
following a hurried intercom con
ference. With the help of the co-pilot, Sec
ond Lieut. Arthur E. Hunter,
Miami. Fla., Capt. Brown managed
Continued on Page Six
Price Survey of
All Food Stores
Due Next Week
A comprehensive price survey of
every food store in the Portland
OPA district, including Oregon and
six southwestern Washington coun
ies, will be undertaken throughout
all next week, March 13-18, by the
sta an volunteers of local
war price and rationing boards,
Riard G- Montgomery, district di
sector announced Tuesday. All
aris will be closed Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons except for
skeleton staffs, he said, so paid iatio followmg annual . meet.
members can participate. held
at the Elks hall in Hepp
Object of the survey, which will ner evening Having
be nation-wide is not primarily to pies to increase &t ti when
seek out violators Montgomery a tQ u cmwg ma
cxiipiiaiiz,eu, iu jioiu uuwn liv
ing costs by making sure merchants
understand 'the price rules and
comply with them.
Price committeemen will first
check to see that certain specify
price liss are properly displayed.
Then they will compare ten of the
store's selling prices on certain
food items wlith the offlicial OPA
.,. 7 , .
i . , , . , , ov memoersmps were soia.. An ei
will be reported to nice panels of j . n u j. i.
errors ana violations
local for instigate and
appropriate action, Montgomery an-
nounced. A fol ow-up survey wiU
be made m April.
Surveys alone will not accom-
phsh 100 percent compliance with
yiitc VOJXUlKa, LASlllieu UliL ill
urging consumers to-check price
lists carefully before buying and to
report overcharges to price clerks
of local boards.
The local price panel is headed by
Mrs. D. M Ward and includea Mrs.
arow conn, Mrs. blame isom,
o r, , v u 7 tC r ri'
Roy Quackenbush, ,-and. Dr. L. D.
Tibbies. The board meets the first
and third Mondays of each month.
Girl Scout Troop
To Be Formed Here
Looking to the formation of a
Girl Scout troop in Heppner, Supt.
George A. Corwin has scheduled
a meeting for 2:30 p. m. Saturday at
Uie SUILUOi LVULLUIIIU. 1V11SS J-iLLlTV nUl-
. . . ,
f ird; fie.ld executive of the Girl
tScouts 01 America, has promised to
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stated that the
iy il was uetiucu w give uie gins
an opportunity to learn and prac-
tice kindred subjects. He urges all
girls of scout age to meet Miss Ho-
labird Saturday to learn what
scouting is about and what the re-
quirements are lor anuiating.
Conley Lanham, proprietor of tbs
local Gamble store, is busy mov-
mS his stock of goods from the
Peters building to the Masonic
building. Movinff started Wednes
day evening and will be completed
as rapidly as a limited force can ac-
oomplish the task.
Members of Ruth Chapter O. E.
S. will serve a potluck dinner
.at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, March 16,
at the Masonic hall on the occa-
sion of the visit of the grand as
sociate conductress, Mrs. Hal Mc
Nair of Ashland. Mrs. McNair will
hold a so1 of instruction at the
con Neville Blunt will hold a mis
sion at the Church of the Redeem
er, Episcopalian, in Pendleton.
TAKES SON'S PLACE
J. R. Davis, recent arrival here
from Grants Pass, has taken his
son, Bill Davis's place as filer at
the mill of. the Heppner Lumber
company H Bill has enlisted and is
e awaiting call. Mr. and Mrs. Davis
are UvinS 1x1 &e Thomson apart-
menus on uiun street.
Orewon, Thursday, March 9, 1944
War on Predatory
Animals and Birds
New Officers Put
In at Thursday
War on predatory animals
birds -a declared purpose of
n, rwt. h,
accepted the belief that it would be
gas and rubber shortages make use
of cars limited, the association went
on record favoring sponsorship of a
rnnfosf nmnncr Vwrc nn cnrla rvf fho
county such as held
Plans for the contest will be tak
en up immediately following the
membership drive which was
memoersnip orive wnicn was
cn i i 11 a r
than 200 de the asociation
f as Blaine T newl elected
president a la 'member-
ghi i m ttin .
ation frQm commis.
sion on and figh
irrfo an1 r rs cuA lin TK wqio -vf rvi o
ture j,heasants were released last
fflU for breeding pmposes aiong
and WiU(W and that
first load of fish wiU released
,h n.,ntv Mh u r v Tlr.
wQod of commission has
promised all legal fish year
and that many of them will
be the-kind that grow with each
succeeding tale, as the commission
is short of help and must release
many of the larger fish.
Memberships may be purchased
from Bert Mason or Carlton Swan
son at lone, Loyal Parker at Lex
ington, Blaine Isom, Cliff Conrad
or Gilliam & Bisbee at Heppner.
The association, through its offi
cers, tJiaine Isom, president and
ciirr LXJnraa, secretary, urges ev-
g interested our wildUfe tQ
takg Qut & membership put
their dollars to work keeping down
on Am iocs rf i noma "
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Feral services for Robert Mc
Cullough, 70, were held at 2 p. m.
Monday from the chapel of the
Pheps Fvmeral Home, Archdeacon
Nevine Blunt officiating. Death
came to the retired stockman Sat
urday at his home in east Heppner.
Robert McCullough was one of
three brothers who came from Bel
fast. Ireland, and engaged in the
stock business. He was the last sur-
of the trio. One sister, Mrs.
Hulbert of Hcjppner, and a
orouier, i nomas.
of New Zealand,
ANNUAL DINNER SCHEDULED
Wednesday evening, March 15, is
the date chosen by the American
Legion auxiliary to stage the annu
al dinner in honor of the American
Ijegion. This year's party will be
nela ln tne quarters in tne i.
O. O. P. building and will be a pot-
luck affair, according to Mrs Har-
VPV Bauman. nuxi nrv resident.
vey Bauman, auxiliary president.
Dinner will be followed by enter
tainment. All Legionnaires have
been extended an invitation to
bring their wives, or lady friends,
as the case may be.
W. G. McCarty
weeks in Portland receiving medi-
cal treatment. He came up with
Ralph Jackson who was returning
from a business trip to the city,
Frank W. Turner also was a pas-
senger in the Jackson car, returning
home from several days spent in
Interest Lacking in
Red Cross Drive
Litttle interest has been displayed
in the Red Cross drive up to date.
While other counties are reporting
their drives almost over, Morrow
county has scarcely started. Ap
! i .1 (Hi - n , t
proximately $iou was turned m
the first week of the campaign in
Heppner and other sections have
not reported. It is believed that lone
and Lexington are going ahead, al
though reports liave not been sub
mitted. Solicitation of the residence sec
tion will be carried out within the
next two weeks, Mrs. Floyd
Adams, chairman of the Heppner
residence committee stated Wed
nesday. In the meantime, Mrs.
Adams urges that subscriptions be
turned in to district solicitors, or at
the bank. Including Mrs. Adams the
solicitors are Mrs. K. A. House,
Mrs. Cornett Green; Mrs. J J Nys,
Mrs. Orville Smith and Mrs Beulah
Blaine Isom, business district
chairman for Heppner, stated that
he will complete his canvass this
Auditing of Books
Taking advantage of the presence
of an accountant in the commu
nity, the city council Monday eve
ning authorized the auditing of the
city's books. An accounting will be
made from July 1, 1942 to Jan. 1,
1944. The auditor has been working
on the county books the past week
or two. they did not intend to return next
Discussion of a clean-up brought year contracts were not sent to
an emphatic statement from Mayor &cm- Contracts were withheld in
Turner, backed by the council, that the case of Norbert Peavy and Ivan
the city will, not provide free trans- Parker due to uncertainty of their
portation for rubbish removed from draft status,
private. property. Use of the city's 77" Q. , .
old Dodge truck, if it is in proper " OUThS riCKed Up
shape, was approved witli the sug- p P',ltv'tnn fine
gestion that it be placed at the dis- rOF r'ermg VIOS
posal of someone taking the hauling Stanley Cox, 17 and Robert Fran
as a job during the clean-up. But cis, 18, were apprehended Tuesday
the property owners will have to night in the act of pilfering gas
pay their own hauling bills. fiom the pkk-up truck of Clarence
Firechief Blaine Isom stated that Mocre. Cox's car, a small coupe,
there will be no more alley or back was nearby the truck and left
yard trash fires after May 1. standing there when Moore covered
Mayor Turner stated that the city the youths with a rifle but failed to
will receive $15ti5.72 from the high- back up his threat to shoot. Moore
way commission street fund He noified Marshal Morgan, who in
proposed that part of the fund be turn summoned Sheriff John Fui
spent in patching and repairing ten and Roger Thomas, stale police
present pavement and that the bal- man. The youths were rounded up
ance be expended in surfacing the
cemetery hill. The council concurred.
In a wedding ceremony perform
ed at the Methodist parsonage at 8
o'clock p. m. Thursday, March 2,
Miss Birdene Vance, daughter of
Mrs. Izora Vance, became the bride
of Gary Tullis of lone. Rev. Bennie
Howe was the officiating minister,
using the double ring ceremony.
Members of the immediate families
and a few guests witnessed the
The bride has been employed in
the county agent's office for sever
al years and is an accomplished
young woman. The groom is a pros
perous young farmer of the lower
Rhea creek district, a few miles
GOES TO PORTLAND
Mrs. Sophrona Thompson was a
passenger Wednesday morning for
Portland. She was to meet her sis
ter from Condon at Arlington and
make the trip to the city with her.
Miss Dorotha Wilson, student at
the University of Oregon, arrived
from Engene over the week-end to
spend the spring vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McCarjy of
The Dalles spent Wednesday in
Heppner at tthe home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. McCarty.
K. A. House, local manager for
the Pacific Power and Light com
pany, is spending the day in Pen
dleton on business in connection
with the company.
Vol u-me 60, Number 50
Upped 20 Percent
By School Board
Six Places to Be
Filled in Grades
And High School
With a single stroke of the pen, so
to speak, the board of directors of
school disrict No. 1 Monday evening
placed the district on a par with
districts of comparable size relative
to teachers salaries. In other Words,
current salaries were boosted ap
proximately 20 percent.
Confronted with resignations from
the existing force, the board felt
compelled to make salaries more
attractive. . While not all of the tea-
chers resigning here are looking to
more lucrative jobs elsewhere,' it
will be up to the district to replace
them and it's a certainty that the
job could not be accomplished with
out elevating the wage scale.
At Monday's meeting contracts
were tendered to Mrs. Edna Turn
er, Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, Miss Lela
Peterson, Miss Rose Hoosier, Mrs.
Hester Peavy and Everett Smith of
the grades and Mrs. Marie Clary,
Miss Miriam Moyer, Don Strait of
the high school and George A. Cor
win. superintendent. Since Mrs.
Fred Hoskins, Mrs. Lera Crawford
and Miss Frances Weaver of the
grade school had announced that
in about 30 minutes and lodged in
the county jail.
Cox was given a hearing in Judge
Johnson's juvenile ctourt Wednes
day morning and given an opportu-
to join other
youth, whjle not wearing a navy
uniform at the time of being pick
ed up, is said to have been wearing
one earlier that same evening and
the officials are checking up on
MUST HAVE CERTIFICATE
' All parties selling trucks must
file certificates with the OPA as to
models and prices. There is a ceil
ing price on each model and the
seller must state the price charged.
Dealers only are permitted to sell
warranted trucks. Copies of
certificates are obtainable at
local rationing office.
VOLUNTEER HELP WANTED
AT RATIONING OFFICE
Volunteer help will be need
ed next week at the rationing
office. Pi?id workers in the of
fice will be on the price survey
part of the week, which will
call for some assistance, and
work of filling out farm truck
applications also will start. If
you have spare time to devote
to this work you are asked ta
get in touch with Mrs. G. A.
Corwin, telephone 854.
In preparation for the price
survey, ,Mrs Harold Dobyns of
Pendleton will be in Heppner
this evening to hold a school for
members of the price panel, ra
tioning board and office personnel.