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A Heppner Gazette Times, September 7, 1944
EDITORIAL. . .
Time to Mail Overseas Parcels
Publicity regarding the mailing of Christmas
packages to service people overseas may be a
little tardy, since opening date for receiving such
parcels at the post office is September 15. Tardy
or not, it is time to say something on the subject,
for there is but one month September 15 to Oct
ober 15 in which to get gift packages in the mail.
The great demand for shipping and the need
for giving preference to arms, munitions, medi
cine and food is the prime reason for the early
mailing date. Moreover, gift parcels must travel
great distances to reach army and navy personnel
who are located at remote points, and frequently
the transfer of large 'numbers to new stations ne
cessitates forwarding of the packages and addi
tional time is required.
Post office officials are urging the saving of
strong string and box material. More care must
be taken in wrapping and packing parcels secure
ly and addressing them correctly. And don't use a
shoe box. Experience has proved that type of
package unworthy of your consideration. Too many
packages have failed to arrive at their destination
in times past. The postal department recommends
boxes made of metal, wood, solid fiberboard, re
inforced with strong gummed paper tape or tied
with strong twine. If both tape and strong twine
are used, so much the better. If the outer wrap-
ceed with steps to place the measure before the
people of the county at the November election.
While not all petitions were plaoed before the
court Wednesday, some of them not arriving in
time, sufficient names were presented to assure
action as soon as the court is apprised of the legal
It cannot be said that sentiment was unanimous,
The Boys at
BOYS IN FRANCE BOOKING
FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS
AT HOME MAYBE
Writing from "Somewhere in
although not far'from that status, for there is sel- France" 15 August, 1944, Dan Din-
dom any proposal carrying a tax consideration ges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
that appeals to each individual in the same light. Dinges of Lexington, tells David
In the case of the hospital, the need is so univer- Wilson that he and many others of
sally felt that even those normally opposed to ad- the boys over there are looking
ditional taxes are inclined to lend their support, forward to pending Christmas at
This was found to be the rule by those who cir- J'.10
culated the petitioins. Some of them encountered wasTverjoyed to receive your
a. little' opposition, mostly from an aversion to swell letter today and m lose no
signing petitions, and all of them expressed sur- time in getting an answer 'in the
prise at the willingness of taxpayers to assume man. 1 hope you find time for a re-
a little added burden. peat performance now and then be-
Enthusiasm for the project is expressed by a cause mail is about the most valu-
substantial citizen whose letter appears elsewhere able connection we have with home
fl-.Io i'c.miq TViprc ora ntlipi'o whn tcilVf thp camp life.
viewpoint, although are more inclined to postpone
actual construction until materials and labor con
ditions are more favorable. Whatever course is
followed it is quite certain that Morrow -county
will have a hospital that will meet the requirements
of its people.
Jos. J. Nys
TTORNEY AT LAW
ettnn Building, Willow Street
J. 0. Peterson
Latest Jewelry and Gift Good
Watches Clocks Diamond
Expert Watch and Jewelry
per is crushed and this is likely to happen the Fay0rable Response
loss of contents may be prevented if fiberboard " '
boxes are wrapped in heavy paper with the address
on both the inner and outer wrapping.
Remember: The parcel must not exceed five
pounds, and must not be more than 15 inches in
length or 36 inches in length and girth combined.
It should be marked "Christmas parcel" so that it
may be given special attention to assure its arri
val before December 25.
Not more than one parcel may be mailed in any
one' week to the same member of the armed for
ces by or in behalf of the same mailer.
When combination packages are made up of
such items as miscellaneous toilet articles, hard
candies, soaps, etc., the contents should be tight
ly packed so that they will not become loosened
in transit and damage contents or the cover. Hard
candies, nuts, caramels (including those covered
with chocolates), cookies and fruit cake, and
chocolate bars individually wrapped in waxed pa
per should be enclosed in inner boxes of wood,
metal or card board.
Perishable goods, such as fruits and vegetables
that may spoil,, are prohibited. Intoxicants, in
flammable materials such as matches or lighter
fluids, poisons and anything that may damage
other mail also are prohibited. Gifts enclosed in
glass should be substantially packed to avoid
breakage. Sharp instruments, such as razors and
knives, must have their edges and points protect
ed so that they cannot cut through the coverings
and, injure postal personnel or damage other '
Bear these facts in mind and MAIL EALY!
Just noticed I had this letter dated
15 July. You can see by that how
little time means to us. The weeks
just roll by and Sunday is the
same as any other day except that
occasionally I am able to attend
church, surprising as that may
sound. It gets to be sort of a grind,
but the only way we'll start count
ing time again is from that day
when "JeriV veils Uncle a dav
and hands have been busy winning a war are be- incidentally, we all hope will be
coming more and more conscious of what has been iairly soon. I think there are pos-
taking place in New Deal administration while sibilities that Christmas may see
they were so occupied. It is a rude awakening to some of us home. We are also very
many of them to find that President Roosevelt elated over today's nvasion of
has had thP nnnortunirv to acooint 61 oercent of southern France. I hope they go
ch nt,V tprmr FerWal Trrdirifll ne.rsnnnel like a house on iire, and also hope
n iv vain w 'u v ivnwi v a j (-
in the United States since he took office March 4,
ine American judicial system exerts a piuiuuwu to suit me although x am stm vevy
influence on American life. It decides economic, much anve in A-1 snape.
political and social problems of the highest im- From what reports I have, Mor
portance. It reflects and often carries forward the row county must be about out of
philosophy of government prevailing during any eligible man-power. I can't think
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work
Country work especially
they dont experience many of the
extremely rough weeks we had at
first. Believe me, I've seen enough
NEW AUTO rOLICY
lUd. In. Pr. Dam.
Class A 6.25 5.05
Class B S.M 5.25
Class C 7.75 5.25
F. W. TURNER & CO.
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
rKon? 13:iH Heppner, Ore.
of very many who haven t been
caught. It's going 10 be a big day f
when we all get back. I'm certain
ly looking forward to it with great
expectations. Just to be home again
wiil be a big enough event in itself.
Well, it's sort of late so will
A 61 Per Cent Judiciary
Any doubts entertained regarding the neces
sity and demand for a hpspitial have been re
moved during the past wuek with the circulation
of petitions to authorize the county court to pro-
particular period of time
It thus becomes a fact of coonsiderable signifi
cance to learn that President Roosevelt has ap
pointed 88 percent of the Judicial personnel of the Su
100 percent of the Judicial Personnel of the Cir- call it "thirty." Please try to find
cuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, time to write again. I assure you it
67 percent of the Judicial personnel of the will be greatly greatly appreciated.
Circuit Court of Appeals. My best to everyone and a big (
60 percent of the Judicial personnel of the Cus- hello. .
toms and Patents Anneals court. Sincerely
80 percent of the Judicial personnel of the DAN
Chims Court. .
66 percent of the Judicial personnel of the IN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE
Customs court Richard Robinson F lc has writ
er Q1-f r.f tv lHiial ncrcnnnfl nf th His. ten his mother, Mrs. Maud Robin-
tr;( rwto son of Heppner, that he is in what f
When the Founding Fathers gave to America 5""! amphibious force
. . . . .. - , , . ot the navy. Its a separate branch
its Constitution wi h its system of checks and from the regular as we haye
balances they could not know that the balance cur own insignia;- he writes. "We
would be placed again and again and again by a operate only at the time of inva-
sprawling giant of central government against the sion, landng troops, supplies and
states and every individual within their boun- equipment in various types of
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis- f
cussion, please bring before
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nurse 4.Hlgtant
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
office in Mi.Hinu- Building
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeor
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m, It 7:30 p. ra.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
The beauty and charm of Diamond Rings encircles the
globe. . ....
G I Joes in foreign countries tell, their comrades
about the beautiful rings they gave their ladies back
'We sell them with high pride because they are smart
ly styled and carefully made so attainable for their
not visit us and select a set or a solitaire?
Guard your future
Buy,War Bonds Today
smaner crait. 1 am tirst engineer
on a 50-foot LCM (Landing Craft
Mechanized used to land tanks and
heavy equipment on beaches where
large ships are unable to come in
CLAIR COX RAISED TO
RANK OF SERGEANT
TAMPA, Fla. Clair H. Cox, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. Claude Cox, of
Heppner, Ore. has been promoted
to the grade of sergeant, it has been
announcd at the Third Air Force
Replacement depot here.
Sergeant Cox, a graduate of
Heppner High school and a former
student at Oregon State college, has
Lsen promoted rapidly at the ' re
placement depot. His most recent
promotion was the third he has re
ceived in live months. He was made
private first class March 17 and was
advanced to corporal April 15.
He was -called from the enlisted
leserve Aug. 14, 1943 and received
his basic training at Camp Kerns,
Utah. He was then assigned to the
depot here and is now a section
chief of the motor pool. He has been
awarded the Good Conduct ribbon
and has qualified as a sharpshoot
er with the carbine.
FLIGHT OFFICER BATTY
READY FOR COMBAT DUTY
Fligt Officer Raymond Floyd
Batty, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Batty of Kimberley, recently corn
continued on Page Five
J. O. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ht Heppner Building
Abstract & Title Co.
office in New Petere Building
L D. Tibbies
Pkynlciaa A lufm
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLJX4
i:w Phone 1111 Office Phone 49V
VI. L. CASK G. E. NTKANDER
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St Entrance