Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, March 30, 1944, Image 1

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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 30, 1944
Volume 61, Number 1
In Service
Writing to Heppner lodge No. 358,
B. P. O. E., Major Marius P. Han
ford expressed a desire to hear the
news from his former home when
he was Lt. Marius P. Han
lord, ommander of Heppner camp,
CCC. Datelined Sardinia, the Ma
jor says in part:
Dear brothers: Just a few lines
to let you know I am still alive
nnA kirkinc moatlv kicking ... I
wish some of youi would write and vevs made by block leaders and the
.give me the low down on the old extension service last fall in repre
town, just who is there and who sentative Oregon counties showed!
isn't, how the war has affected you. that farms have about reached the
Do you have any soldiers there or saturation point in number of gar
nearby and anything else you can dens, but that there are still plen
lihink of. I will never forget my ty. of town families who have not
pleasant two years with you all yet undertaken this form of both
and the many friends I found there, war and budget aid.
It doesn't seem as tho it has been A summary of the spot survey
nearly four years since I left, but
looking at the calendar I find it is.
Give my regards to the old timers
and I hope they are taring as weu
as can be expected in these times.
I am getting along fine but miss
good old U. S. A. If and when I
get back I hope I never leave again,
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The Gazette Times is in receipt
of the following communication
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item, which accounts for the word
ing in the opening sentence. (When
the armed service publicity depart'
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of photos we will be able to print
Doing some of the paper work
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Fortress squadron, M. Sgt John W.
Wood checks one of the many items
that his department repairs and
maintains a Thompson sub-machine
gun. Sgt Wood's section is
one of the key units of the ground
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crews inai piay a icu&e pan.
successful bombings of Hitler's war
machine, for the armament crews
keep the forts loaded with bombs
and ammunition, and check and
service the guns and bombing
mechanisms. Born and raised in
Ellington, Mo., the 31 year-old ser
geant hadl been living in Enterprise,
Ore., prior to his enlistment in the
AAF. His wife, Louise Moyer
Wood, lives in Heppner.
After a lapse of several weeks,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson this
week heard from their son Kay. He
.stated that he is in northern Ireland
a beauurui country iiueo. wnn
kindly, neighborly people. Enroute
to "the ould sod'' he met Cpls Pat
and Pete Lennon, brothers of Mrs.
Pat Healv. which made the trip a
little less lonesome for him.
Recent graduation ceremonies at
ii -nt i lnratt
at the Navy Pier, Chicago, HI, saw
Bluejacket Claude Snow, of Hepp
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of aviation machlmst's mate third
The graduate was sent to. the spe
cialty school on the basis of his
recruit training test scores which
indicated aeronautical ability.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Sanders have
word that their son, Pvt Paul San-
ders of the army air corps, has
Lt. James- Farley has written rel-
atives here that he is stationed
with the army in England. He is
the son of Pete Farley of Board-
Town and City;...
Gardeners Urged
To Greater Efforts
Farms Have Struck
Saturation Point,
Survey Discloses
It is going to be up to Oregon's
town and city gardeners to plant
more gardens this year if the state's
goal for increased' victory garden
production is to be reached, says
C. D. Conrad, county agent. Sur-
conducted by block leaders in Mar-
ion, Jackson and Deschutes coun-
ties showed that two out of every
m M .1. 1, i F
i ramiues grew a garaen oerore
1942, three grew, gardens in 1942,
and sue out of 14 joined the vie-
tory garden parade in 1943. This is
considered an excellent increase.
but it still leaves plenty of room
for gardening expansion this year.
Surveys conducted! by the ex
tension service in eight farm com-
munities, on the other hand showed
that by 1943 an average of 19 farms
by 1943 an average
out of 21 had gardens.
In the nation as a whole, eight
more tons of food were produced
me 2u,wu,uw victory
gardens.. The national goal for '1944
is 22,000,000 gardens because needs
are even greater this year.
A large number of last years
successful gardeners are going to
change their proportions of various
vegetables this year according to rates (Comprises magazines and 1907, she became the bride of Owen filing for another hitch in the legis
many reports received Some who newspapers mailed by publishers.) French and with the exception of kture representing the 22nd dis-
canned far more vegetables last
year than they have used are plan
ning to adjust their plans accord
ingly, cut any hope that commer-
e a nl.-mt nt?s will care lor more
needs year st not
borne out by crop reports, Conrad
Library to Be Open
Two Nights a Week
Beginning Monday evening, April
3, the Heppner Public library will
be open two evenings a week, Mon
days and Wednesdays from 7 to 9.
This was announced at a meeting
of the Library association held H
the building last Wednesday eve
ning, and presided over by George
Corwin. Dresident. It was also
Waited that Miss Catherine Turner,
who assists in the library at the
hish school, will be the new desk
librarinn at the Heppner Public
Mrs. Blaine Isom. librftiian. an-
nounced that 36 books had been re-
ceived by the library since Nov. 20,
1943, six of which were gifts. Twer.-
ty of these were adult books and 16
cniiaren s.
Bruce Dennis is in Heppner to
dieting some of the details
of a transaction whereby he became
owner of Morrow county properties
formerly owned and operated by
Fred Falconer. Dennis invested
heavilv in Wallowa countv prooertv
a few years ago and last fall traded
some of it to Fred Falconer for
ranch property at Boardman and
the Markham ranch west of Hepp-
ner farmed by Harold and Howard
Eastern Oregon College at La
Grande opened its spring quarter
with nearly 700 students including
civilian students in teacher train-
ing, junior college and secretarial
science; aviation students and U.
S. Cadet Corps members.
Write your "name and address
on each block of coupons you
give your dealer
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Increased POStOl
KQteS 111 ttteCt dlllCe
p. . r XA-l,.
""St Or Tlie WeeK
Beginning at 12:01 a. m. Sunday,
March 26, a change in postal rates
went mto effect which is destined
to raise more revenue for the de
partment. Briefly, the new sched
ules are as follows:
First class mail local delivery
Increase from 2 cents to 3 cents
per ounce or fraction thereof. No
change in rate on post or postal
First class oufc-of-city mail No
in rates.
mail Increased
class air
from, r to 8 cents per ounce. Air
mail rates tp and from armed for-
-p ,iirlp orvntinpnt.nl United Sta-
tes stm 6 cents per y2 ounce
Second class mail No change in
Third class mail No change in
rates. (Comprises printed circulars, ming, spent her entire life here. and Sherman counties. Henry Pet
folders, catalogues, pricelists, etc.) Abraham Ellis Hiatt was born at erson got into the race early hav
Fourth class mail parcel post Ames, Iowa July 19, 1880. He came jjg made his filing along in Janu
Increase of 3 percent over former to Oregon with his parents at the uary.
rates, with a minimum increase of age of three years. Most of his Qne Mojrow 0(nmty man) Henry
1 cent per package. Above the mi- subsequent life was spent ; in Ore- Aiken Qf Heppner. has announced
mmum imxrae, iidKuu.m
the 3 percent increase under the
Vz cent rate are disregarded; frac
tions over V2 cent are computed as
full cent. (See postmaster for the
scale.) Same applies to book rate,
money orders and registered mau.
Insured and COD mail All for
mer rates doubled.
Insurance ' and registry receipt
fees Increased from 3 to 4 cents.
Fred Elder, who with Mrs. Elder
was here to attend funeral services
membered by oldtimers for his
for Mrs. Mattie Adkins, is well re-
prowess as a baseball pitcher, bmau
of stature, he had speed and control
seldom matched in these parts, n
was his special delight to get the
Fitzmaurice boys from Condon at
bat and proceed to toss some of his
neck grazers in their direction. It
was seldom any batter could make
a hit on one of those high curves
and when they did Fred took it
with a trrin and wound ut for the
next batter He was tops among the
high school pitchers of the area and
on occasion would step up to the
bat and retrieve the game with a
two- or three-bagger. He retired
from the eame while his star was
yet bright but thad many admirers
who would have backed him for a
berth in one of the circuits.
Mrs. Agnes Curran left Tuesday
Curran's Ready-to-Wear shop.
Here to attend their grandmoth-
er's funeral Tuesday were Mrs. O.
B. Walker of Seattle and Mrs. J. J.
Records of Portland
. AfJD
DOUDle HinerOl Held
At C 11111X11 OF VnNST
This Afternoon
Funeral services were held at 2
o'clock today from the Church of
Christ for Mrs. Owen French and
her brother, Abraham Ellis Hiatt,
whose deaths occurred about 24
hours apart. Mrs. French passed
away Tuesday
morning and her
occurred Wedmes-
brother's death
day morning, both at Pendleton. 0.
Wendell Herbison, pastor officiated
with the Phelps Funeral Home in
charge of the French arrangements
and the Lawrence Case Mortuary
the Hiatt services.
Mary Jane Hiatt was born Feb. 11
1884 on Butter creek. She was the
daughter of William E. and Priscilla
(Staley) Hiatt, who came
Ames, Iowa in 1883. On Sept. 27,
about 11 years in Idaho and Wyo-
gon wnere ne en-u u. u
industry. Ho was married to Mm'
nie Pearson at Colfax, Wash., and
to this union was born one son,
William A. Hiatt, now serving his
country in the navy. Ellis, as he
was familiarly known, had been a
member of the Methodist church
since a small boy. He was a man
of exemplary habits and was heH
in high esteem by those with whom
he was associated.
Survivors, besides Mrs. French's
husband, include one sister, Mrs.
W. M. Beck of Astoria, and three
brothers, Emory Hiatt of San Fran
cisco, Delbert Hiatt of Portland and
jonn W. Hiatt of Heppner
Spring Meeting of
Pomona on April 1
Rhea Creek grange will be host
to the Pomona grange Saturday,
April 1, according to announcement
from Mrs. E. M. Baker,
of Morrow county Po-
The business meeting wm oe
called at 10 a. m., to be followed
by dinner at noon. During the af-
ternoon the business session will be
completed, the fifth degree will be
given, with the lecturer s program
scheduled to start at 3 p. m. The
lecturer's program is open to the
public and the grange has extended
an invitation for all who wish to
Supper will be served at the con
clusion of the afternoon program.
IRRIGON HIRES PRINCIPAL Crowder of Arlington, we were able
Irrigon school district has signed to set up several jobs which requir
a contract with Ed Elliott of Union ed linotyping and this relieved some
for the position of principal next of the anxiety. The broken part
year. Elliott is coach at Union high was repaired here and the old Merg
school. The other five teachers re- w looks like it is good for anoth
main to be hired, er 20 years-
Political Interest
Sharper as Filing
Limit Draws Near
Candidate List in
County Mostly
Republican So Far
Political interest has been on the
upgrade the past week what with
the filing by three more candidates
for the United States senatorship
posts and the virtual completion of
filings for county offices. With both
senatorial posts to be filled, several
prominent men of the state have
cast their fedoras into the fray and
since each has declared his inten
tion of making a fight for the nomi
nation there may be some fireworks
before primary election day calls a
halt to campaigning activities.
To date, two republicans and one
democrat have filed for the regular
senatorial campaign. Senator Rufus
Holman will seek to win the pri
mary against Wayne Morse, while
Edgar Smith of Portland has filed
on the democratic ticket Thus far,
Charles A. Sprague, former gover
nor, and Senator Guy Cordon will
slug it out for the honor of being
elected to fill the unexpired term
of the late Senator Charles L. Ma
Nary. Senator Cordon announced
his decision the first of the week,
while Mr. Sprague entered the race
two weeks ago. Sprague has started
his campaign with a tour of south
em Oregon counties, right in Cor
don's home territory.
News regarding the congression
al race ini the second diistricjt is
rather vague, except that Lowell
will seek to succeed
Giles French' recently completed
tiriot Morrow, GiWiam, Wheeler
hig candidacy for the post of presi-
dential elector on the democratic
County filings are complete with
the exception of two justices of
the peace districts. lone and Lex
ington have no filings for these
jobs. L. D. Neill is out to succeed
himself as commissioner; C. J. D.
Bauman for sheriff; C. W. Barlow
for clerk; Mrs. Lucy Rodgers for
school superintendent Dr. A. D.
McMurdo for coroner and J. O. Ha
ger, justice of the Heppner dis
trict and A. B. Chaffee, justice of
the Boardmen dictrict. It was said
that P. A. Mollahan was circulating
a petition this week for the office
of sheriff, but he had not filed
prior to press time.
County Clerk Barlow announced
this week that his office will be
open from 8 a. m. until 8 p. m.
Tuesday, April 18, final registration
day, to accommodate those who
wish to register. The office will be
open the full 12 hours, Barlow
If your copy of the Gazette Times
arrives later than usual this week
we ask your kind indulgence. A
breakdown left us without linotype
service for several days and it was
not until Wednesday afternoon that
the' machine was put in service
Through the kindness of Raymond