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4 Heppner Gazette Times, August 10, 1944
EDITO R I A L . . .
Still a Good Producer
Ever since harvest r;me hst year, when Morrow
county experienced the greatest crop production
on recofd, speculation has heen rife re?ardin the
prospect for 1944. All ready three record-breaking
years had followed one after the other and now
what would the fourth year bring?
Not a few of our wheat men guessed quite ac
curately on the 1944 outcome. Some were a little
too optimistic perhaps, but on the average they
came close to figures now being born out in the .
harvest. There were a number who were more
conservative and placed the yield considerably
lower than results are proving to be, thus bringing
the average to a level very close to the actual
returns. It is too early to estimate the county av
erage, but 3.0-35 bushel yields are not uncommon
in this season that has thus far been anything but
moist. And strange to say, farmers report surplus
moisture for this time of the year.
Where does this increase in yield come from?
Part of it is carry over from previous unusually
moist seasons, as predicted by the wheatraisers
last year. However, without improved methods of
farming made possible through mechanized equip
ment, much of that carry over moisture doubtless
would have been lost. Our farmers have learned
the art of preserving the moisture, be it great or
small, and the results are being evidenced in great
er prosperity throughout the wheat belt.
It is the belief of many of our ' farmers that
' adoption of the trashy summerfallow system has
been a big step in the direction of more perma
nent yield. True it is that the one-time common
expression "Morrow county realty is on the move
again" has all but lost its provocation, for one
may ride through miles of summerfallow during
a heavy wind with' little annoyance from dust.
That may not hold good over a period of several
seasons of light precipitation but it is the rule this
year when there has been little rainfall and quite
a bit of wind.
There is general satisfaction among the wheat
raisers this year for they not only have good crops
but have been favored with continued dry weather
to do their harvesting. A lot of good quality wheat
is coming to the warehouses and elevators and
Morrow county sustains its reputation as a heavy
ed by competent observers, it failed to click with
the invasion of France which had to be launched
as a separate drive rather than a fully coordinated
So fast has been the advance of Allied forces in
western France that there is evidenc ef a crumbl
ing of German defense lines not dissimilar to that
of World War I, and this has caused much specu
lation as to how long the war in Europe will last.
Without disclosing reasons, Winston Churchill has
stated that he now feels that the campaign in
Europe will come to a close much earlier than he
originally thought. This statement has brought
cheer to the Allied cause and it may have prompt
ed some relaxation of vigil which has been an
essential part of backing the war at home. It is
only human to relax a little when things are going
good, although it most certainlv was not Church
ill's desire to create a feeling of too great security.
As long as the Germans can muster up muni
tions and provisions to fight on they will put up
the best defensive they can, and past experience
has taught the Allies that the foe is crafty, stub
born and capable. To cheat him of supplies is
the job of the Allies and this appears to be the
program of the air forces demolishing factories,
wrecking transportation systems and - oil fields
and any other sources contributing to maintenance
of enemy activity. Once this is accomplished it is
likely that a fairly accurate date for the end of
hostilities can be set. In the meantime we are
inclined to agree with the radio news commentator
.who closed his program with "Remember, the
war is all over but the fighting."
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What's a Mere Million?
Here are two quotes lifted bodily from the
Congressional Record to reveal the kind of think
ing in which long-time New Dealers still indulge,
although they are talking "economy" in speeches
to their constituents:
"Mr. Barkley: I hope the Senate will accept
my amendment. The difference between $15,000,
000 and $15,250,000 is rather inconsequential.
June 20, 1944."
I know it is.
All Over But the Fighting
About two years ago the thought uppermost in
the public mind was "When will we get started
to fighting?" Then came Guadalcanal and we
knew our boys were on the way to Tokyo a long,
hard battle but they surely would attain that goal
even if it took years. Our forces landed in Africa
and after a hectic campaign got the Heinies on
tue run, driving them across the Mediterranean
to the confines of Hitler's Fortress Europa in
Italy. Since. that time progress has been slow in
southern Europe, in fact, so slow that, as suggest-
"Mr. Russell: . . . Not a great deal of money
is involved in this amendment; only $500,000 is
involved, and that is a small sum of money
Senate, June 16, 1944."
A Massachusetts editor reports that in the Bay
State the slogan "Don't change horses in the mid
dle of the stream" has been revised to read "Let's
chanrre horses and cross the stream."
"It is up to the American people to say when
they have had enough pushing around by the bu
reaucrats." James A. Farley. It looks like Jim
still wants to help do a little of the pushing.
When Does the Desire
For Jewelry Begin?
From childhood every one desires jewelry just as man
since the beginning of history has wanted beauty in
We strive to offer the best value on the market for
the money with quality jewelry ... for discriminating
persons of all ages.
INVEST IN VICTORY
BUY MORE BONDS!
NO STATE PROPERTY TAX
Officials of the state income tax
commission say the . stale property
tax will abain be eliminated for the
next year, while the elementary
school tax, included in the levy,
will be paid out of the bulging sur
plus of state income tax revenues.
Last year's income tax payments
were more than $21, 000.000. This
year's collections it is estimated
will retutrn $10,000,000. The 1943
discount was made possible by
funds accumulated over several
years. The discount this year, esti
mated to be 30 percent, is made
possible by the marked increase in
revenues due to improved business
EMERGENCY CARE EXTENDED
The federal program which gives
emergency maternity care without
cost to the wives and infants of men
in the four lowest pay grades in
the army, navy, coast guard and
marine corps has been extended to
wives and infants of army aviation
cadets. The extension is made under
the new appropriation of $42,800,000
made by congress for the next 12
The money for care is alloted to
state health agencies by the child
rens bureau which administers the
program to provide free medicine,
nursing and hospital care for a ser
icemais wile during pregnancy,
child birth and six months there
after and for the infant during the
first year of life.
MOTOR CARRIER FEES UP
Fees paid to the state by passen
ger and freight carrying motor
vehicles reached an all-time high
last month. With the exreme
scarcity of tires and replacement
parts, and the constantly diminish
ing number of these vehicles, the
increase at fees can be accounted
ior by the fact that nearly every
such vehicle available is being put
to use. On August 1 of this year
!jiiyo,156.41 had been paid to the of
fice oi public utilities commissioner
ior earner fees. I his is $io,0al.i7
more than ior the same peiiod last
year, or an increase ot a.i3 percent
over the nrst seven monuis ol
WRITINGS Or' WASHINGTON
Ihe Oregon state library has just
been presented the authentic writ
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the original souices. There are 3
volumes hi tiiis edition which in-
etudes all the essential wntings,
pubwe and private, excluding dia
nea, and general orders oi the
commander in chief, never beiore
pubiishd as- a whoie. Ihe illustra
tions are a definite collection. The
gilt to the library came from
United btates btnaior uuy Cordon.
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