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-Heppner Gazette Times, June 14, i
That Auto Tax Again
It is always pleasant news to learn that right
in the midst of a big financial campaign to obtain
funds to finance the war, the government must
come along with a demand for some petty tax
that most of us would forget about, or would like
to forget, if those whose duty it is to collect were
not such good prodders. Right now the treasury'
department, aside from gathering in $14,000,000,
000 to carry on the effort to scrap the Jap war
machine, is putting forth an effort to see that ev
ery owner of an automobile, truck, motorcycle or
bus which is used on the public highway after
July 1, 1945 buys a five dollar auto use tax stamp
and places the same in the upper left-hand corner
of the inside of the windshield. If you fail to buy
the stamp and so display it, you'd better look out
a revenue man will get you and you won't get
off for five bucks, more .than likely.
With automobiles going out of commission at
the rate of 4,000 cars daily it can readily be seen
that the government is taking a loss on this source
of revenue. Consequently it is expected that ev
ery car in use will display the sticker. Your local
postoffice has them for sale. Get yours today, or
tomorrow at the latest.
mistakes by blaming the people. One would not
have to go far back in history in this country to1
recall similar actions. And so it is in the present
case. Given almost autocratic power, the OPA
and similar agencies often go beyond the bounds
of reason and when they realize their policies are
not working they dodge behind a smoke screen of
accusation against the people. Now they accuse
the housewife of chiseling on canning sugar last
However, Congressman Stockman and his
committee have access to facts the portent of
which are more or less conjectural to Mr. John
Citizen and you will enjoy reading what he has
to say on the present sugar set-up.
What About Sugar?
People of the Pacific coast states are won
dering why thousands of tons of fruit will be left
to spoil this season due to lack of sugar with
which to process their products. Strong protests
have beensent from the state of Washington and
it is presumed that Oregon will join in the chorus,
but whether this will cause a change of policy by
the OPA remains to be seen.
For the benefit of Gazette Times readers, a
statement by Representative Lowell Stockman,
member of the Republican Congressional Food
Study committee, is reprinted elsewhere in this
issue. It is a strong indictment of OPA bungling
and inefficiency in those places where the poli
cies are formulataed and Mr. Stockman's state
nesses have been affected as well as the country
ments will be appreciated by people whose busi
at large. .
The general tendency of the OPA and other
wartime agencies has been to dictate, ihe demand
from there agencies has been for the people to co
operate with them. There has been no thought
that the best way to accomplish the aims for
which the agencies were created is for those ag
encies to try to cooperate a bit with the people.
We have seen what happened in Europe when
dictotors made blunders., They - covered up their
Less Civilian Rail Travel
To a travel-hungry public, shifting of all war
activities to the Pacific area means just one
thing a longer wait to resume travel by railroad
and bus. If we thought the transportation facilities
were overcrowded during the two-front war we
had not seen the ultimate in freight and passen
ger operation by the western lines. They are now
called upon to transport returning troops and
equipment from Europe and this means that civil
ians will have to settle back and wait until the
Japs are put under control.
Nothing but urgent business, sickness or in
jury should induce civilians to seek rail trans
portation these days. The situation may improve
in a few months but it is likely that those not di
rectly concerned with the war effort will find it
necessary to seek other means of travel than the
railroads for many-months to come.
We are still fighting a war a desperate war.
It is stated that forces of as many as 7,000,000'
men will be concentrated against the Japs. Not
all of these forces in addition to those already in
the Pacific area will be transported from Pacific
coast ports, but hundreds of thousands of them
will pass this way. The railroads are overtaxed
and no matter how much you yearn to hear the
clicking of the wheels over the rails it will be
best to exercise patience until the railroad com
panies announce their desire to transport civilians.
A commendable bit of work is being done by
the city in cleaning grass and debris off of the
"no-man's land" between walks and curbe along
main street and clearing off grass and weeds
from gutters on side streets. If property owners
will follow up this improvement by concreting
the vacant strips it will do away with the necessity
of removing unsightly growth and collection or
COME AND GET IT
Miss Margaret Gillis, county
health nurse, found a child's swea
ter coat at the school house after
' the clinic Thursday. The owner
may have same by calling at the
' Gazette Times office.
I Mrs. A. J. Chaffee and cousin,
i Mrs. Ethel Zeimantz, returned
i Monday from Portland where they
spent a week visiting and shopping.
They report the weather; cold and
rainy in the city.
Mrs. Edna Turner left Saturday
to spend the week-end with her
sister at North Powder. She was
enroute to Kansas City. Mo. for a
short visit and will return to Gree
ley Colo, to attend summer school
at the University of Colorado.
Mrs. John Saager is attending
buyers week for drug stores in
Portland this week selecting stock
for the Christmas trade for Gor
don's Drug store.
I . OUR BUT IS TOPS
I WITH THE 7 1 M.
For Health Work
At a recent meeting of the Mor
row county health association the
following committees were appoint
ed. Seal sale, Mrs. Kenneth House,
Mirs. Oscar Rippee, Heppner; Mrs.
Orville Cutsorth, Lexington, Mrs.
Omar Rietmann. lone.
Publicity chairman, Mrs. Harold
Health activity: Mrs. Tress Mc-
Clintock, chairman, Mrs. Cassidy,
Boardman, Mrs. Alena Anderson,
Educational chairman. Mrs. Ste
phen Thompson,, Mrs. J. G. Thom
son, Jr., Mlrs. Turner, Mrs. Claude
Coats, A. C. Houghton, B. C. For
sythe, Mrs. Verle Frederickson,
Mrs. Marion Finch and Mrs. Algott
Supply chairman, Mrs. Frank
Memership: John Saager, Mrs.
Harry Van Horn, Crystal Barlow.
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth, Mrs. Omar
Rietmann. Mrs. John Bergstrom
and Mrs. W. E. Hughes.
W ANTEDA la rm clock" Frank
Engkraf, OK Tire Welders. 12c
Mrs. Cletus Nichols and son
John of Portland have been spend
ing a week or so visiting in the
county. They came last week to
visit Mrs. Nichols' brother, CPO
Tom Wells and are visiting other
relatives in Lexington this week.
Mrs. Nichols is the former Helen
Wel1g 0 TToppnpr
Father's Day June 17
Remember Him With a
A wartime worker
needs every bit of
energy which a
nutritious m e a I
supplies. Stop in
before your regu-1
lar shift and go to
work prepared to
deliver a big day's
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J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry Repairing.
O. M. YEAGER
Contractor & Builder
All kinds of carpenter work.
Country work especially
Phone 1483 Heppmr, Ore.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Meets Every Monday Noon at the
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonio Building
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
New Auto Policy
We suggest: Billfolds, Cigarette Lighter,
Emblem Ring, Signet Ring, Watch Chain and
Wrist Watch Expansion Bracelet all qual
ity items popularly priced.
Store will be closed June
18 through June 22
Dr. W. H. Rockvell
Physician & Surgeon
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. ir.
Exam. Free. Ph. 522, Heppner. Ore
DR. L. D. TIBBLES
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 49?
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
TURNER, VAN MARTER & CO.
ps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matte 's for discus
sion, please bring before
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
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