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A Heppner Gazette Times, March 30, 1944
tvtk. tthppncr OA 7T7ITE Established March 30. 1883. THE HE PPNER TIMES
H November 18. 1897. Consolidated February 15. 1912.
p Published every Thursday and entered at the Post Office at Heppner, Oregon, as 2nd-class matter.
O. G. CRAWFORD,Publisher and Editor
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $2.50; Six Months $1.25.
Eastern Oregon's Senior Papers
Oregon Magazine, published monthly at Salem
by Murray Wade, contained some interesting in
formation relative to Eastern Oregon newspapers
in its March issue which is worthy of repeating for
the benefit of Gazette Times readers, especially
since this issue marks the 61st anniversary of this
newspaper. Editor Wade was commenting on the
election of Charles D. Wheeler, editor of the Mil-
SOLDIEKS VOTE FIRST
Were William Allen White alive
today he might be writing a book
entitled, "Whafs the Matter With
Congress?" After months of political
tise the newspaper to rural prospects by painting
signs on the board fences and buildings. If he
started it his successors carried on the enterprise jockeying congress passed the sol
with an ever-widening sphere, for it was true the f ballof act, which for
r screwball perfection is a runner-up
Gazettte was known far and wide in the days of for the income tax bill muddle. This
its youth. act would require the voter to write
in the name of the candidate of his
choice but only for president and
Still GoinQ Strong the congress. The ballot would have
Complete returns on the Red Cross war fund no Printed list of candidates. A sol-
ton Eagle, to the presidency of the Milton Uiam- campaign are lacKing ana it may De jumping tne had receiVed the political news
J. 0. Peterson
La teat Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches Clock . Diamond
Expert Watch and Jewelry
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
ber of Commerce, and adding that the Eagle' re
cently observed its 55th anniversary. Quoting Ore
"The oldest weekly in Eastern Oregon is W.
Glen Chandler's Blue Mountain Eagle (John Day
and Canyon City). Others in order are: The Wes
ton Leader, edited by Clark Wood; The Lake
view Examiner published by Glen S. Charles;
The Heppner Gazette Times, published by O. G.
Crawford; The Fossil Journal, edited by H. J. Sim
mons; the Prineville Central Oregonian, edited by
Remey M. Cox, and the Burns Times-Herald, ed
ited by Julian Byrd and Douglas Malarkey.
"Some sixty years ago the Heppner Gazette was
the best advertised and most talked-of weeky in
the west. In those days roadside fences, barns and
bridge railings "were natural billboards for local
merchants, national advertisers and others. The
two most familiar roadside signs read "Use Wiz
ard Oil" and "The Heppner Gazette Never Sucks
Eggs." The Gazette signs were scattered all over
Oregon and parts of California, Washington, Idaho
There is no authority established as to who was
responsible for the Gazette slogan. This writer re
members when coming to Heppner in 1901 some
of the signs were in evidence as stated by Mr.
Wade, some of them known to have been the ef
forts of the enterprising "Patterson brothers. The
one referred to in Oregon Magazine smacks of the
militant John Watermelon Reddington, although
to credit him with it may be doing an injustice.
When the Gazette was started there was no
railroad into Heppner and most of the freight
came overland from Arlington and Umatilla. This
is attested to by shipping directions on some of the
type cases ordered by Mr. Stein which were ship
ped from SanFrancisco to Heppner via Umatilla
Landing. There they were loaded onto one of Hen
ry Heppner's freight wagons and delivered to the
fledgling Gazette. Telephones had not yet come
into use in this area and only when the railroad
came was there telegraphic communication with
the outside world. People of the outlying districts,
very few at that time, drove to town to get their
mail. Perhaps Stein found it convenient to adver-
gun to state that the quo has been met, with a from home would have to rely on
considerable margin to spare. Just how much that memory of what was doing po
, , ... , , , ., litically when he left. Under such
margin amounts to will not be made known until conditions it would not be surpris.
a complete check-up has been made and we haz- ing if the late U. S. Senator Charles
ard the assertion that most of us will be surprised L.McNary should get a majority of
as well as gratified. ovnor Earl Snell is determin-
- Fund drives have become so commonplace that ed that voters outside the United
there is nothing left of the glamor that was at- states aWe to cast vote
. , , ,. , . . , , at the coming election and that they
tached to the earlier drives. Our people have ac- have Mmes of cand
cepted war financing as part of their regular bus- dates before them on a regularly
iness and now go about the job in a systematic printed ballot, just as it would be
u uiey were voting in uieir nome
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work
Country work especially
NEW AUTO POLICY
Bod. Inj. Pr. Dam.
Class A 6.2S 5.05
Class B 6.00 5.25
Class C 7.75 5.25
F. W. TURNER & CO.
The governor vows this plan will
be carried out even if its accom
plishment means calling a special
session of the legislature.
manner. It is not a matter of how much can be
gotten along with, but how much is needed and
when that is made known the money is subscribed.
Returns on the national campaign have not yet
been made available to the press or public but it OREGON LAW MAZE
is safe to guess that when the money is all ac- Oregon is far behind other states
counted for. the $200,000,000 quota will be gener- 'm revismS its laws, says Kenneth
.... , J. CConnell, associate professor of
ously oversubscribed. v law at University 0f Oregon.
Morrow county has a record in the war financ- "Oregon laws are now an unsys-
ing program to be proud of. It is true that we have tematic accumulation of statute
t . . , . ... upon statute from the earliest en-
not taken many first places in recent months, M mm present,, says Q,
yielding that position to other counties, yet when Connell and points out that legis-
returns are m it is usually found that we are near lation springs rrom the ambiguities
the top. The knowledge that we are doing a
good job brings a feeling of satisfaction which di
rects us away from the path of smugness. '
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
. J. O. TURNER, Mayor
and confusions of the present form.
He suggests the appointment of a
reviser of statutes on lull time.
Governor John W. Bricker of
Ohio will come into Oregon April
13 on a scouting tour to appraise
Anyone Know One?
One red ration point will be given the person his chances of getting support from
who can prove to this newspaper that he has, or delegates to the Republican national
. . , , ,. , , convention. 'B.ioker's name will
knows of someone who has, been polled by one not appear on 0regon primary
of these "straws in the wind" institutes of opinion ballot but he considers his chances
says Jim Van Winkle, editor of the Oregon City gd should a deadlock occur at the
D r . convention.
nr . i u'u :u FEWTR DEFERMENTS
We strongly suspect that the politician with the gtate .. Serviee Director
greatest pull or the organization with the deepest Elmer V. Wooten hes instructed
pocket can get poll results tailored to suit their Oregon's 57 local draft boards to
call ior pre-induetion physical ex
aminations all registrants under 26
years of age who are currently in
class 2-A or 2tB, provided they
have not been physically examined
uritViin tVip mast. 90 rlavs This rvrnce-
pies of public opinion." We think you are right, dure win. review younger men first.
Jim, but we once met a fellow who had seen a Only those classed as extremely ne-
fellow who claimed he knew of another guy who
had been interviewed by a straw vote collector.
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, WUlow Street
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Name Aiilitant
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Office In Masonic Building
fancies," the editorial continues.
"All this business about percentages of prefer
ences for this candidate, or that one, this party
or the other, certainly cannot stem from true sam-
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeor
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
For Gas Use Cited
Latest regulations affecting gaso
line usage were received at the lo
cal rationing office this week and
include the following:
Effective April 1, 1944. the fol
lowing coupons and acknowledge
ments will become invalid for
transfers of gasoline:
Brownie Scouts Get
Down to Business
The Brownie Scouts, junior order
Hold Meeting Friday
Supt. George Corwin of the Hep-
nessaiy for war work or industries
will be deferred. The new order will
effect less than 5000 men in Oregon,
more than 50 percent of these
in the lumber industry, second lar
gest group in transportation and
third in shipyards.
STATE PAYS KEEP
Parents of boys and girls in the
state training schools no longer will
J. O. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
of Girl Scouts recently organized pner schools was host Friday to the jave to pay the state for taking care
here, met Wednesday afternoon at principals of the county at a meet- of their children. Attorney general
the school house and arranged a ing held at the local school. Neuner ruled the state board of
program of regular work. Thirty- Qn e program were Austin control has no authority to collect
two girls were present as were the superintendent of the such payments. Only a few parents
troop leaders, Mrs. E. O. Ferguson have been making payments. A
and Mrs. Harold Cohn, and a troop Pendleton schools and John Miller, ig43 , 0vidinc for navments for
L "B" and "B-l"' coupons issued mother, Mrs. Harold Peck. The superintendent of the training care of children in institutions ap
on Form OPA R-527Bi and 527C story of "The Brownie" was read and sdhool at Eastern Oregon College plies only to privately owned state
and "C" and "C-l'' coupons issued games were played. ' of Education, La Grande. tided institutions and not to state
on Form OPA R-528B and R-528-C. Brownie project for April will be r..,, ' nUck tL i.,. owned insitutions. Neuner ruled.
2. "Strip T" coupons which do not making bean bags. Each girl is to . Jjanaxeui spoKe on me legisia CApiTAL SIIORXS
bear the designation "2nd Qtr.". bring a piece of cloth 7x15 inches Uve rgram OS011 state Easter sunrise services will be
3. "E" and "R" coupons issued and a needle to the next meeting, Teachers association, stressing pe'- conducted in the sunken gardens on
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OP TITLB
Office In New Peters Building
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
FIRST NATION AX, BANK BlJX
Rec. Phcae IMS Offte Fbon 193
on Form OPA R-530, R-530A, April 5.
R-531 and R-531A. April 12 has been set as the dead-
These are the coupons issued be- une for national dues, which are
fore the simplified forms and bear 50 cents a year, and 10 cents for a
Jie words "Permits delivery of one Brownie pin. Mothers are urged
nm" oacnlino TVio p.vhvr to set the dues in to Mrs. Cohn
and R-531B are not affected. or Mrs- Ferguson early. After April high school graduates, urging, them les L. McNary.
manent state support of public the capitol grounds . . . State Scn
:il".i3cIe. He also uircred a retirement ator Frederick S. Lamport of Sa-
and tenure fund for teachers on his
Miller direcfjed! his remarks
lem has been named by Governor
Earl Snell as treasurer of voluntar
ily donated funds to provide a pro
to trait of the late U. S. Senator Char-
The painting will
M. L. CASE G. E. NTKANDER
862 Phones 262
12 membership will be limited to to consider enrolling for teacher nanS m me senate cnamoer in
The local ofkee has been re- 34 A wam fee k for Washington, D. C. . . . State police
quested to advise all gasoline dis- , iraiimi6' recovered stolen motor vehicles
tributors in this "area of the forego- age group, 8-10, who Refreshments were prepared and valued at mm pastVemoCnth
ing invalidations and the dates for may join only when there is a served by the home economics , . , stores selling Easter lilies and
surrender. vacancy. ciass Q - Ae nigh school. Continued on Fage Fire
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
GENERAL I&S USANCE
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance