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Heppner Gazette Times, August 31, 1944
EDITORIAL . .
Future Timber Supply Augmented
Tree farming has passed from the experimen
tal stage to a vast enterprise in the United States.
Timber operators alone have seeded 7,000,000
acres under a program that will enable us "to use
our forests and have them too." It is scientific
management's answer to our timber conservation
problem, as pointed out in an article by Stewart
Holbrook in the current issue of Collier's Weekly.
"Between the Cascade mountains and the sea,
in western Oregon and Washington a tremendous'
piece of farming is under way," Holbrook writes.
"On three million acres of cutover forest land,
loggers and lumbermen are growing trees on a
gigantic scale and using methods and equipment
so new that the general public has not yet heard
"No general harvest of these trees is planned
or expected until around 2000 A. D., although
some minor cuttings may be made forty or even
thirty years hence. It is long-term farming any
way you look at it, and it is a good deal riskier
than growing potatoes or wheat.
"But the loggers and lumbermen who are in
vesting hundreds of thousands of dollars in tree
farms are convinced that they have the answer
to what is loosely called America's timber con
servation problem. Timber cropping is designed
ijot only to protect present stands of timber but
to keep the Pacific Northwest producing its third
's lumber supply for centuries to
Holbrook points out that the "tree farms" are
not only in Oregon and Washington, but also in
California, Idaho, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi
and Wisconsin. The total area under tree farm
management is something over seven million
acres which are owned and operated by some 500
individual owners. He predicts that a year hence
the total will likely be close to ten million acres.
the Townsend measure to provide "$60 at 60."
Galloway further noted that the entire property
tax receipts for the state in 1934-44 were only
around $35,000,000 but this Townsend raid on the
treasury would require double that.
The state federation of labor has made it plain
that it is opposed to this measure, referring to it
as an attempt to "life ourselves by our own boot
straps." The Oregon Labor Press asserts that the
measure is unsound, that it is sponsored dishon
estly and that assertions of support of organized
labor are untrue and ridiculous. The sttate coon
labor are untrue and ridiculous. The state con
vention of A. F. of L. adopted a resolution oppos-
"A proposal to lift ourselves by our own boot
straps sponsored by the state council of Town
send clubs' relies on a sales tax under another
name to finance a program of old age benefits.
It is thoroughly unsound and we recommend
against it. In doing this we do not, however,
abandon our traditional support of sound legisla
tion to meet the problem of old-age assistance.
Nevertheless we do insist that it be sound if we
are to support it."
For years now Doc Townsend has been selling
his line to the old folks. Now they are trying to
sell it to the middle aged 'and young who consti
tute the majority of the voting population. But
the information as to the burden of cost as re
ported by Tax Commissioner Galloway ought to
give the voters something to reflect on before they
go off the deep end on the proposition.
The Boys at
2611 or 2121
EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of a
manpower shortage in the Ga
zette Times of fie we find it im
possible to edit and put into type
several communications for this
column. These will be run in
subseqhent insertions if the ow
ners of the letters will leave
them with us. We have one
short letter with no name on it.
If the party who brought the
one sheet in will report after
Tuesday morning we will be glad
.to pubhish it.
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peter Building, Willow Street
, Heppner, Oregon ,
J. O. Peterson
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BREEZE GETS BATTED
AROUND WHEN TWO OLD
SALTS GET TOGETHER
It is seldom, that sailors on dif
ferent ships in a wide area such as
the Pacific war zone get together
but it happened recently when Dee
Jones Jr. and Pete Christensen lo
cated each other
Writing his parents in Heppner,
young Jones stated that Christensen
came from his ship to visit him
and that they "batted the breeze"
for about four hours rand it's a
safe wager that little time was
spent on scuttlebutt, what with the
wide distance separaing the boys
from the parental roofs and famil
iar home surroundings.
ine E. Isom
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All kinds of carpenter work
Country work especially
Charles V. Galloway, chairman of the state tax
commissron, told the McMinnville chamber of
commerce Monday that the financing of the "little
Townsend" plan for Oregon would cost between
$72,000,000 and $87,000,000 a year. At the pres
ent time the state is raising only around $113 mil
lions for all purposes for the biennium. The fig
ures given by Galloway ought to shock some
sense into the people before they go and vote on
Who Said That?
"The safety of the system of representative
democracy is, in the last analysis, based on two
essentials: first, that at frequent periods the vo
ters must choose a new congress and a new pres
ident; and second, that this choice must be made
freely, that is to say, without undue force against,
or influence over, the voter in the expression of
his personal and sincere opinion."
Those words were spoken in an address before
a joint session of congress, March, 4, 1939. Guess
who said them?
The person who uttered those words has, since
then indicated in numerous ways that what re
straints he suggests are to apply to everyone
Your first guess was correct. It was Mister
Roosevelt. Oregon City Banner-Courier
SAILORS MEET HERE
Earl Padberg, wearing plenty
of service stripes, is home on leave
from the South Pacific area where
he has seen months of acrion. He
was wondering how he would get
to see his brother-in-law, Leslie
Roundy, who took his boot training
at Farragut and was wondering
how he would get to see Lewis, and
behold they arrived at their re
spective homes in lone about the
same time. Both men were in Hep
pner Tuesday. Roundy will report
at Bremerton at the conclusion of
his boot leave.
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