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    Heppner Gazette Times, October 5, 1Q44
The Press and the War
This is National Newspaper Week and should
call forth some thoughtful observations from
scribes throughout the land. Perhaps most of them
are in the same position as the writer, and we are
including the rural press, the country weekly, if
you please, in this category, whose personnel have
to serve as jack-of-all-trades about the printshop
and have very little time for serious thought edi
torially. Nevertheless, some phases of newspaper
life as pertaining to the war effort are worthy of
The importance of the newspapers in the war
is recognized by the two leadinig contenders for
President who agree that the "press is helping to
win the war." Says the President: "The American
press has met the test of our greatest national
crisis with courage, loyalty and integrity." "Pub
lishers of the United States have given America
by far the freest, most interesting and most in
formative press in the world," states Thomas E.
Dewey, the Republican standard bearer.
Throughout this great national crisis, the news
papers of .the land have had but one objective, to
win the war and gain a lasting peace. They have
given unselfishly of their time and space to pro
mote war activities, build morale, stimulate bond
buying, encourage thrift by workers, urge honest
observance of rationing regulations and countless
other activities having direct bearing upon the
conduct of the war.
' Back of all this has been the underlying prin
ciple of freedom of the press. It is what the news
papers are fighting for, it is what the men at the
front are offering their lives for along with all
the other freedoms dear to the hearts of America.
It is something the people of other lands have not
been accustomed to and something they cannot
readily understand, particularly in the present po
litical campaign when newspapers, give full sup
port to the war effort and at the same time attack
or defend the party in power according to their
political beliefs. Perhaps when peoples of foreign
lands come to a full understanding of the true
American way of life the world will experience
a long era of peace and prosperity.
A newspaper reflects its community's life. If
the community is progressive and forward looking
its newspaper will show the same characteristics.
If the community is sleepy and indifferent, it is
difficult for the editor to make a different pic
ture of it. If he is ambitious to make a bright,
newsy sheet he will eventually find his way into
a community fostering that type of newspaper.
But back to the war. It is this writer's belief
that .the newspapers have done, are doing and
will continue to do a fine job in promoting the
war effort until our enemies are conquered and
a lasting peace is won. The outcome of the pre
sent political battle will have no bearing on the
attitude of the press as far as the war is con
cerned. We have our preferences butjback of all
is America and we will struggle to maintain those
principles which guarantee equal opportunities
to all.
will quiet the Republican leader.
One of the amusing, as well as amazing, de
velopments is the anxiety of New Dealers over
the size of the federal payroll and their pre-election
frenzy to assure the dear people that their
vast army of federal employes should be reduced.
They don't say shall, that would be against New
Deal policy, but administration mouthpieces are
advocating a reduction after election.
With an all-time high of 3,112,965 federal em
ployes in July of this year it is high time sornebody
began to think about reducing the number of per
sons on the civilian payroll. Maybe those who
have profited in votes by having this huge army
drinking at the public trough think it is a grand
thing but the folks who are paying the bills are
getting tired of having this unnecessary yoke
about their necks. A certain number of federal
employes is essential but maintaining a bunch of
votes on the payroll for the party in power is be
coming extremely distasteful.
During the 1932 campaign, Candidate Roose
velt pledged himself "to accomplish a reduction
of not less than 25 per cent" in federal expense.
On March 4, 1933 when he became President,
there were 572,091 employes on the federal pay
roll, requiring a monthly outlay of $75,000,000.
By June 30, 1934, the federal job-holder list had
risen to 673,095. By 1935, it was 719,440; by
1936, 824,259; by 1940, 976,836. In 1941 it pass
ed the million mark. In 1942 it was 2,206,870 and
in 1943, 3, 095,563.
Now it has gone even beyond that and the cost
has risen' nearly 700 per cent to $522,000,000 a
month or more than $6,264,000,000 a year
It is strange indeed that the administration did
not recognize this fact until Mr. Dewey and
other Republican leaders called it to the attention
of the people. It is stranger still that the apostles
of borrow-more-to-spend-more now desire to see
the federal civilian payroll reduced. They are in
a hot spot, so to speak, for if they drop some of
the people who were put on the job for political
reasons they will lose their votes and if they keep
them on they will lose a lot of taxpayer votes.
What to do! What to do!
O. Wendell Herhison. Pastor
Bible school 9:45. A class for ev
ery age.
Morning worship 11 a. m.
Christian Endeavor, 7 p. m.
Evening service, 8 o'clock.
Archdeacon Neville Blunt
No Holy Communion at 8 a. m.
Church School 9:45 a. m.
Morning Prayer 11 a. m.
On Mondays at 3 p. m. in the
parish house and Tuesdays at 8 p.
m. during October and November
the archdeacon will hold classes of
instruction on the Holy Spirit.
On Sunday Oct. 15 there will, be
a parish dinner after the morning
service, and a parish meeting.
P. W. Mahoney
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance
J. O. Turner
Phone 17?
H'.iel Heppner Building
Heppner, Oregon
Rev. Francis McCormack Pastoi
Schedule ot Services:
Heopner: Sunday mass at 9 a. m.
on the 1st and 3rd Sundays; at
10:30 a. m. on the 2nd and 4th.
Tonv 10:30 a, m. on the 1st and
3rd; 9:00 a. m. on the 2nd and 4th
Week day mass at 8 a. m. First
Friday at 7:30 a. m.
Confessions: Saturdays, 7:30 p. m.
to 8:00 p. m. Sundays 8:15 a. m. to
8:55 a. m.
H. N WaddelL Pastor
Bible school 10 a. m.
Worship service 11 a. m. Ser
mon, "The Practical Usefulness of
Christian Faith."
Junior C. E. 7 p. m.
Praise and preaching service 8 p.
m. Sermon "Patching Old Clothes."
Monday: Preaching service at
Lexington 8 p. m.
Come to church.
Ralph De Boer, Pastor
Sunday school 10 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m.
Evening service 8 p. m.
Edward Caldwell Bowlen, Pastor
Bible School 10:00 &. m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a. m.
Young Peoople's 7:00 p. m.
Evangelistic Service 8:00 p. m.
Prayer meet 8 p. m. Wednesday.
peters Building, Willow Straat
Heppner. Oregon
Directors of
562 Phones 282
Dr. L. D. TibUts
Fkysiouui fcuftn
Hoc Phone 1113 Otfiqe Phone 2
Dr. W. H: Rockwell
Physician & Surgeor
227 Nwtk Main Si
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nnrs Anilitant
iffice in Mxsonic Building
Swinging to Dewey
There are indications that as the campaign
moves along many heretofore doubtful voters are
swinging definitely to the Dewey column. It has
not grown to proportions to indicate that a land
slide is in the offing hut it is indicative of the
trend of thought. There is no doubt but that Dew
ey's charges of New Deal bunglings have put the
fourth termers on the defensive. Not only are
they on the defensive but they are showing signs
of nervousness and are looking for the commander-in-chief
to pull something from the hat that
How a President Looks
One of the pronouncements of a non-new deal
Democrat trying to bolster his determination to
vote 'er straight, was that "Dewey doesn't look
like a president."
What in tunket do "looks" have to do with it?
If a man's ability is proven and he fills all le
gal qualifications for the presidency, what's to
deter him because he doesn't fit into one's per
sonal conception of how a president should look?
We think Dewey looks as much like a president
as Teddy Roosevelt did when he went into the
White House.
Take a look at all the presidents we have had.
Is there a similarity there? Are their faces, heads,
beards, etc., cast of the same mold? Does Frankie
in any way resemble Abraham Lincoln? Thomas
Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant couldn't be mis
taken for twin brothers, could they? Note well
how closely resembled are William Howard Taft
and Calvin Coolidge!
There is no pattern for a presidential appear
ancea man comes to "look like a president"
when he has comported himself in a manner that
people associate the idea of leadership with his
, physiognomy.
In fact, we do rR think Mister Roosevelt "looks
like a prseident," because he has not acted as our
executive, but as our superior ruler. Jim Van
Winkle in Oregon City Banner-Courier.
To Better Serve
The Public
This Cafe will re
main open during
the week and close
all day .
This will be our
regular schedule
from here on out.
Yours for the best
eats in town,
Morrow County
Abstract b Title Co.
ffie ir. New 'Meters Building
eppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis- )
cussion. please bring before
the Council
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors j
Hone 1332 . Heppner. Ore
Bod. Inj. Pr. Dam.
Class A 6.25 5.05
Class B 6.00 5.25
Class C 7.75 5.25
F W. 11JUNKR & CO.
Generous Response
Given Clothes Call
Sixteen cartons of clothing were'
prepared at the parish house of All
Saints Episcopal church the p;.t
week-end for shipment to liberat
ed countries overseas, it was an
nounced Tuesday by Archdeacon
Neville Blunt. The cartons are all
packed and bound and awaiting
Response was generous not only
in quantity but in the quality of
the clothing brought in. Most gar
ments turned in. could have given,
months of service to the donors
bad it been niocessary.
Of the 16 cartons, five were men's
suits and two of overcoats.
Members of the Women's auxili
ary of All Saints church will meet
at 11:30 a. m. for Corporate Com
munion on the first mteting in the
month which falls on Frdiay, Oct.
13 this month. The service will be
followed by a sandwich luncheon
at 12:30 with the business meeting
at 1:30. All members are urged to
be present and bring tht-ir united
thank offerings. - at this meeting.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November 18,
1897. Consolidated Feb. 15, 1912,
Published every Thursday and en
tered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second class
Publisher and Editor
Blaine E. Isom
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