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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1945)
Parade . .
By MURRAY WADE
At the next meeting of Governor
Earl Snell's 13-member tax study
commission scheduled for July 23
the tax structures of other states
will be available for premeditation.
Special attention will be given to
the poser of how funds may be
raised to meet postwar tax revenue
shrinkages. The vision of diminish,
ing liquor profits and dwindling in
come taxes are seven-siren alarms
to members of the commission.
The deliberations of the commis
sion will include the tax puzzles
of the political divisions of the
state as well as those- of the state
itself. Hearings will be held in dif
ferent sections of the state that
members of the commission may
get a close-up of the industries
and potential expansion, possibil
ities. At the last meeting a committee
was appointed to interview and
present the names of candidates
for executive director of the com
mission of around $5000 a year.
Oregon's ten million dollar build
ing program recently sanctioned by
the vote of the people is well along
in the planning stage but construc
tion will not .begin until materials
and labor are available. Approxi
mately $6,000,000 of the sanctioned
income tax surplus will be expend
ed under the direction of the board
of control. In addition to the voted
funds $1,500,000 will be expended
to construct a new office building
at the capital. This sum will be bor
rowed from the state land board
and will be repaid out of rentals
from state departments.
Several preliminary and pros
pective sketches have been sub
mitted to the board of control by
architects whose drawing boards
have been dusted off for the first
time since Pearl. Harbor. Under
pressure of dire necessity first con
sideration will be given to the con.
struction of ward buildings and re
modeling at the Oregon state hos
pital at Salem.
Allocations for the eastern Ore
gon state hospitaf at Pendleton to
tal $261,500 and for the eastern
Oregon tuberculosis hospital at The
Dalles, total $30,000. The state
board of higher education is charg
ed with the expenditure of about
$4,000,000 for new buildings at Cor.
vallis, Eugene, Monmouth, Ashland
and La Grande.
MORE FARMS AND BEEF
Figures of the federal farm cen
sus of Oregon just released show
that there are five percent more
farms in the state than when the
last, census was taken in 1940, and
that the. farms average five percent
larger acreage per farm, accord
ing to John Kallak, supervisor of
the farm census in Oregon.
Figures in the report reveal Ore
eon has an all-time record hay
crop this year and verify the often
heard remark that there are more
beef cattle in the state than ever
A cold spring followed by a late
rainy season brought the heavy hay
crot) and furnished ample grass for
cattle that were in poor marketing
condition. One of the potent con
tributing factors to the present
meat shortage is that ranchers did
not market cattle that were not in
thp hest condition preferring, for
good financial reasons, to hold
them to fatten on the lush crop.
BELTON ACTING GOVERNOR
President of the senate Howard
C. Belton, now acting governor of
Oregon will remain in Salem most
of the time until about July 13,
when Governor Snell is exected to
return from the national governors'
conference he is attending at Mack
inac Island, Mich.
Belton is serving his second time
as acting governor. The first time
was in April when Governor Snell
went to Reno, Nev. for a confer
to San Francisco for the opening
ence of western governors and on
of the United Nations' conference.
The state supreme court has re
cessed until Sept. 4 . . . William
HEPPNER MAN ON CRUISER
THAT HELPED BLAST JAPS
John Thomas Mahon, 24, cox
swain, USNR, son of Mrs. Joe Ma
hon Sr. of Heppner, fights aboard
a heavy cruiser whose big guns
have helpd smash Japanese resist
ance on Okinawa by blasting re
maining enemy pillboxes and ar
tillery installations into twisted
rubble, according to a release from
the fleet distribution center of the
Nearly four weeks ago this crui
ser moved into position to take
its turn at bombarding the plateaus
and ridges of the formidable island
sided, she moved in close to the
bastion. As enemy resistance sub
barren beaches to afford pointblank
range to her 8-inch guns.
While her guns kept pounding
Earl Snell, son of Gov. and Mrs.
Earl Snell has been commissioned
a lieutenant, j. g. in the navy and
has reported to the San Diego na
val hospital for an intern assign
ment . . . Restaurants selling beer
or beer parlors selling food for
consumption on the premises must
get licenses from both the liquor
commission and the state health
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING
. x NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the legal voters of School District No. 1 of Morrow Coiintv Stata of Drpe-nn fhnt cptmnr MmP u ...
d strict will be held at the City Hall on the 27th day of July, 1945. at 2. Q'clnckp m fr The fF?!ING, f th 81,J
rung July 1, 1945. and ending June 30, 1946, hereinafter set forth, 'and to vote onhe T proposition of evying I diftrfct to? year' b6gm"
Estimated Receipts from
County School Fund
Elementary school Fund..
4. State Irreducible School Fund
o. vocational Education
6. High School Tuition..
7. Elementary Tuition
High School Transportation!
Estimated Total Receipts..
ib. estimated Available Cash Balance or Deficit (Add Cash Balance Deduct
17. Esttlmated Total Receipts and Available Cash Balance or Deficit
Schedule IX General Fund
L GENERAL CONTBOL
1. Personal service:
(1) Superintendent .....
(3) Stenographers and other office
(4) Compulsory education and census
(5) Other services ........
3. Elections and publicity
4. Legal service (clerk's bond, audit, etc.).
(5) Other expense of general control:
6. Total Expense of General Control...
IL INSTRUCTION Supervision
1. Personal service:
(1) Principals ......
2. Supplies, principals and supervisors..
3. Smith-Hughes Transportation
5. Total Expense of Supervision
III INSTRUCTION Teaching
1. Personal service:
(1) Teachers .
(2) Handicapped Children
2. Library supplies, repairs
3. Supplies (chalk, paper, etc.)
6. Other expense of teaching
7. Total Expense of Teaching..,,,,.
IV. OPERATION OF PLANT
1 Personal service:
(1) Janitors and other employees..
2. Janitors' supplies ..
3. Fuel ..
4. Light and power .... .......
8. Total Expense of Operation..
V. MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
1. Repair and maintenance of furniture and
equipment .. .........
2. Repair and maintenance of:
Buildings and Grounds
4. Total Expense of Maintenance and Repairs..
VL AUXILIARY AGENCIES
1. Health service:
(1) Personal service (nurse, etc.) -
(2) Supplies and other expenses.
2. Transportation of pupils:
(1) Personal service ,
(3) Hot lunch
4. Total Expense of Auxiliary Agencies .
VIL FIXED CHARGES
1 Insurance .
3. Other fixed charges:
(1) N. W. Association
4. Total Fixed Charges
away, the ship's observation plane,
flying over the target radioed back
changes in elevation as new ob
jects were sighted for the gun's
crews. Mingled with firing direct
ions were words of praise for the
gunners, phrases like " Nice work"
or "Bull's eye" or a blunt "That
one really knocked hell out of
Every man has been at his battle
station during most of the opera
tion and men on the antiaircraft
batteries have been at their guns
more than 400 hours. Their only
respite has been an occasional nap
atop ammunition ready boxes, or
against splinter shields or the hous
ing of their gun turrets.
ALFRED RUGG ENLISTS
Alfred William Rugg, son of E.
E. .Rugg of Heppner was enlisted
as apprentice seaman in the United
States Naval Reserve in Portland
last week. Alfred has returned
home for a period of inactive duty
to await his call for transfer to a
naval training center for his "boot"
Pomona Grange to
Pomona grange will
ESTIMATED RECEIPTS AND
$ 1628.57 $ 3,257.14
9 2,763.57 $ 5,527.14
480.00 9 1780.00
Saturday morning with Willows
grange at lone as host. It is real
ized that this is a busy season for
farmers but it is hoped there will
be a good attendance as an unusu
ally fine program has been ansem
bled.. Principal speaker at the after
noon session will be Ben Buisman,
editor of the Oregon Grange Bulle
tin. Mr, Buisman, in cooperation
with Maurine Laber.
i . r r
of the Oregon State Teachers assoc
iaion, has recently made a survev
of rural schools throughout the
state and will report their findings
, ' Try the
Amazing New Sonotone
Has more power, clarity of tone, greater distance,
T. C. DOWNS, Certified Sonotone Consultant
will be at the
Heppner Hotel, Thursday, July 12, 9 a. m. to 3 p: m.
SONOTONE-THE HOUSE OF HEARING
AVAILABLE CASH BALANCES
the Ensuing ln,?eH
School fr th
o. v.. current
a caj uy
9 2,260.00 9 2,260.00
9 348.00 9
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to Pomona, using pictures to illus
trate his talk. Miss Laber will be
present to offer some observations
on the survey.
A report on the progress of the
Morrow county REA is another
important feature of the lecturer's
J. G. Parker of Pendleton was a
business visitor in Heppner Satur
day. He and his little daughter
Marianne were accompanied home
that evening by Mr. Parker's sister,
Mrs. Frances Mitchell who will re
main for about a month.
Expenditures for Three Fiscal
Years Next Preceding the
Current School Year
Year of the
Seo'd Year First Year
Give Yearly Give Yearly
f 2,778.47 $ 2,48145
9 1312.67 9 120166
9 5,159.62 $ 4,147.40
9 100161 9 1428.86
9 &V3U.60 $ 4208.96
9 145.40 9 soar