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A Heppner Gazette Times, March 23, 1944
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE-Established March 30, 1883. THE HE PPNER TTMES - Established
November 18. 1897. Consolidated February 15. 1912.
Published every Thursday and entered at the Post Office at Heppner, Oregon, as 2nd-class matter.
0. G. CRAWFORD.Publisher and Editor
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $2.50; Six Months $1.25.
Service Men Want Homey News
In these busy wartime days it is easy for the
home folks to neglect writing to the people in the
service and yet it would cost not so- much in time
and effort if approached in the right manner. At
least that is the testimony of one Morrow county
citizen who has carried on regular correspondence
with at least one of his former neighbors the past
year and a half or more. This man says he makes
it a point to jot down everything he hears about
the doings of the neighbors, the baseball scores,
basketball and football results in tfact, anything
that his soldier friend might be interested in. That
this policy of letter writing is meeting with suc
cess is evidenced in the following paragraph con"
tained in a letter to Judge Bert Johnson from Sgt.
Lester W. Ritchie from "somewhere in Australia."
Dated March" 5, 1944 Sgt Ritchie writes: ,
"Hello Bert: .
Your letter postmarked Feb. 8 arrived yesterday,
day before, pardon please, and 1 was more than a
little glad to get it. Was telling a friend that it was
almost time for my friend the judge to write and I
hit the. nail square on the head. He was remarking
about the size of a letter he had received the day
or so before and I told him the one I hoped and
expected to get would lay his in the shade. It did
and he readily said so.
You are one of not too awfully many people
who understand the value of a letter to a soldier
not ony in its friendship nature but its informative
worth also. Quite often people have the idea that
common things take up valuable space in a letter
and to mention them would be of little interest to
the reader. This isn't the true view of the matter as
POLITICAL . PEPPERPOr
Edgar W. Smith, Portland indus-
, , . j-. . trialist. financier and rancher has
To date two capable men are avowed candidates annoimced candidacy for r-
for the republican nomination for each position mocratic nomination for U. S. sen
in the senate. Former governor Charles A. ator, a contender for the post held
o , . j p;n by Rufus Holman. Smith is 55, born
Sprague has expressed his desire to fill the unex- Pendleton where he gted
pired term of Mr. McNary, while Wayne Morse is from u school then attended U
out to capture the toga from Senator Rufus Hoi- of O for a time before graduating
man. Guy Cordon, appointed by Governor Snell Cornell He has been chairman
3 rr .... of the Oregon milk control boara,
to serve as senator until the fall election, has made 5!- of Democratic state cen
no definite announcement but is. believed to be tral committee, is a member of the
seriously considering tossing his tile in the ring, state board of higher education, was
, ... . , . , , in World War 1 and has two sons
Senator Holman is taking hjs time, which doesn t overseas m ed forces . . .
mean that he is contemplating dropping out of the when Wendell L. Willkie was in
race. So far one democrat, Edgar W. Smith, has Portland for the Lincoln day ban-
will make a fight to unseat e would file as aFde6legate-at-large
from Oregon and would support
J. 0. Peterson
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Blaine E. Isom
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indicated that he
At the present writing this newspaper has no Willkie. Since filing for the seat left f
nrpfprpnrp tn pvnrpss relative to anv of these vacant Dy me aea 01 ndMl
preference to express relative to any or . tnese A McNary he stated he
candidates. Each has his strong points which, as wouid not seek the committee
far as limited space permits will be given an op- ship. . . . Walter M Pierce, of Salem,
portunity to present his case to our readers. Elect- Swenior .of d
r 1 r . . ex-congressman, is in the Good oa-
ing men to high office is a more serious matter maritan hospital in Portland where
than most of us have recognized in recent, years his condition is improving . . . Dan
and the people should be given every encourage- Harmon with a iwo-bushel sack of
. ... 7. , , oats in the back of an old buggy
ment to know the qualifications and political stan- (and a ta te wowing
dards of those seeking to represent us. The direct the countryside in his campaign for
primary is the trial race. This year more than ev- Congress in the first district, tells
. . ... . ' . ,1 , , 'em there are two many lawyers m
er it is essential that we choose carefully, for dur- congress , s. 'Senator Guy
ing the balance of the war and the early years of cordon will retain the Washington
office staff of the late Senator Mc
O. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR, & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work
Country work especially
NEW AUTO POLICY
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Class A 6.25 5.05
Class B 6.00 5.25
Class C 7.75 5.25
F. W. TURNER & CO.
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral , Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore.
peace it will require the best brains of the coun
try to keep the ship of state on an even keel, to say
nothing of keeping it off the rocks.
Nary mcluding Mrs. Helen Kiefer,
secretary to McNary, who served on
his staff for 26 years . , . Alex G.
Barry, former U. S. senatonwill file
for the Republican national commit
teeship for Oregon opposing the in
cumbent Ralph H. Cake. . . State
Senator Lew Wallace, defeated for
ago, and Elton
A Shocking Disaster
Thousands of people within a radius of 200
miles of the Umatilla Ordnance depot probably governor two year
vou know and this is one of several reasons why experienced for the first time in their lives the Watkins, former congressman from
J . .. . ...... .... . us . ut. Portland,' are expected to tie for
your letters are luu percent wim me. onuuiu a. sue euews ui an cxpiubiuu uui nau ncvci uuu.t nominatioon for four-year
eoat of Bill Thomas's have kids or the wind should been witnessed in this western area. It was a type lerm snator on the Democratic
decide to blow from north to south, put it in the
Perhaps many more of us could bring cheer to a
lonely heart thousands of miles from home if we
would put our minds to it. The boys would like to
know if the buttercups are in bloom, if this March
has been stormy, if the litle lambs are gamboling
over the feedlot (and it might be added they would
be interested to know if anybody's lamb crop this
year made 120 percent not counting the twin
lambs) these and many other things that go to
make up the daily life at home are the things they
want to hear about.
Sgt. Ritchie has sounded the keynote. It would
be a nice thing if more of us would turn to person
al reporting to the folks in the service.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
Oregon's political pot is beginning to simmer
and soon will be nearing the boiling ppt. Candi
dates for various offices are filing, with the pros
pect that there will be some lively contests where
major offices are concerned. This is particularly
true in the matter of United States senator where,
due to the death of Senator McNary, both posi
tions are open to candidates.
of disaster such as we might associate with back in ticket. . . With so many voters in
Pennsylvania or some other region where muni- 'iti
tions are manufactured, but to have it occur with- candidates for oike this year,
in hearing distance is something with which we however, the filings for the May
are totally unacquainted. election wiU run over 450 or ap-
1 n proximately 50 mo:e than at the
Accidents of this nature serve to remind us that primaries twj. years ago.
we are at war and that at such times anything can ARMY DAY AFK1L 6
happen. There, has been the feeling that the mu- Governor Earl Snell has issued a
nitions and other materiel stored at the depot are proclamation designing April 6 as
. n , , . army day, which will be observed
for the purpose of blowing our enemies into eter- Ae .y. He urges
nity. Now we know something of the power of the that the flag be flcm that day at
stuff kept in those concrete "igloos." We know homes and places of business, and
,a, it will kiM friend and foe aiike, thtt .hose J h"es
whose job it is to handle this dangerous material
are offering their lives to their country as much PRODUCTS HANDICAPS AIDED
as those who, enter military service. Infection is the greatest disease
The Red Cross campaign is drawing to a close nace eson workers aocord
, . , , . ing to the first report filed under
and already we are wondering what the next fund new 0031 disease law.
campaign will be and when it will start. In the Over one-half of the claims filed
meantime it will not be a bad idea to keep right weie on account of infection, with
... ... t j cytitis, inflammation or skin, in see-
on backing the attack with war bonds. md pJace &e 297 claima filed
O during the first six months the law
Spring must be here. The Gazette Times is be- hasJ!nJ" operation "J were men
ing urged to break a hard and fast rule against ZJ?'
? . b , , .. , , n ... ? wage of claimants was over $b a
printing poetry. Well, who knows? We always . Tm Aaimants
I. - J " w
rnougnt me people wouia never go ror a rnira xmijer 2i years of age and ten per- f
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nurse Assistant
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Offlne In Masonic Building
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeop
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
J. O. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Bunding
Abstroct & Title Co.
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Office tn New Peters Building
term but they did.
ins . .
The Morrow coun
ty campaign is
cent were over 60. Payments for
tme loses amounted to $6,780 and
$3,234 was paid for medical aid.
The administration of the new law
by the Industrial Accident comrrus
sior. has .been effected without ad
ditional cost to the industrial firms
MYTHS AND MOTHS
Is the picture of the old grub
staked miner a mirage? Is this
symbol of enduring faith just a
myth? It would seem so according
to the recent report of tihe state
unemployment commision which
says mining firms and incorporated
individuals in mining either change
ownership or go out of business on
the average of once every two
years. In the past eight years 54 per
cent of the mining businesses sub
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Dr. L. D. TibMos
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BIDO
Res. rwt im OfOse PhM M
M. L. CASE G. E. NIK AN DEB
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St Entrance