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4 Heppner Gazette Times, July 12, 1945
EDITORIAL . ',
It Might Be Due to the Weather
For the first time since the war loan cam
paigns have been in vogue, Morrow county has
dropped below the quotas set up for us to meet
and our communal face is slightly red. There
may be several reasons why we failed to meet
our obligation in the Mighty Seventh, but we think
the most likely one is that the quota on E bonds
was a bit too high $63,000 worth, to be exact.
Perhaps a concerted effort to raise the E bond
quota might have put it over, and it is now evi
dent that something of that nature should have
been done. At the same time, war finance offi
cials felt that the people have had education
enough along the line of bond buying and that the
invest probably bought all the E bonds permitted
under the war financing regulations and there
were not enough of these people to absorb the
About the only consolation due this county is
the fact that other counties found themselves in
the same predicament, only not to quite the same
depth s Morrow.
Fire Danger Is Here
Extreme caution will have to be exercised
from now on if serious grass and timber fires are
to be avoided. Fortunately, the earlier part of the
summer has been exceptionally free from electric
disturbance and apparently the human element
quota, if within the bounds of possibility, would which always looms large in annual fire losses is
be met under xontrol. This has had a tendency to permit
more rest on the part of -the forest officials who
are arr.nstnmed to sleeo with one ear open to
The OPA is desirous of jogging
the memories of those who have
not as yet sent in their fuel oil
applications. There are still quite a
number of applications missing and
since the office is this week be
ginning to issue tickets it is im
perative tha all applicaions be sent
in at once.
' The local OPA is operating on a
new time schedule. The office will
continue to open its doors to the
public at 10:00 a. m. each morning
and closes at 3:00 p m. each after
noon save - Saturday, when the of
fice will be closed at noon.
Perhaps another factor entered into the pic
ture, and this could easily be the deciding factor.
Freakish weather placed the crop situation in
doubt at a time when financial security was neces
sary in order to make bond buying popular. Many
prospective bond buyers no doubt put off making
their purchases until the outcome of the 1945 crop
was established. Unfortunately, the outcome has
not been encouraging and this may have discour
aged the investment of money in bonds that in all
likelihood will be needed in farm operations.
The E bond quota was a little high $248,000
for a county with no more payroll industry, than
Morrow enjoys. Those who have the' money to
catch that telltale jangle of the telephone during
the wee small hours.
Grass and forest are not all with which we
are concerned. Not by a jug full, or long shot, or
what have you. There is a grain crop right in the
pink of condition for a fire and this too de
mands strictest adherence to anti-fire practices if
huse losses are not to be sustained. From all re
ports the actions of nature have already accounted
for about thirty percent of the wheat crop, and
this should warrant an all-out effort to prevent
further losses by fire. '
Second Lieutenant Betty Doherty having come from Logan, Utah
has been visiting her moher and where she is on the staff of Bush
other relatives the past ten days, nell General hospital. Her sister
OPA Odd Lot
RATION FREE FROM JULY 9
TO JULY 28 1945 INCLUSIVE
OF RATIONED SHOES SOLD
MEN S AND LADIES
Helen Doherty came Sunday from
Vallejo, Calif, where she is employ,
ed in government work.
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HE 1 1 V. CROWD 1
A wartime worker
needs every bit of
energy which a
supplies. Stop in
before your regu-1
lar shift and go to
work prepared to
deliver a big day's
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Purity and Accuracy
Are well meaning words
To compound a prescription to meet oth the doctor's speci
fications and the patient's needs, requires purity of pro
ducts and accuracy in measurement . . . ; . We abide by the
rule of "Purity and Accuracy", guarantteeing your prescrip
tion to be "just what the doctor ordered."
If you are not now availing yourself of our prescription
service, we are sure we'll be seeing yqu soon.
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John Saager, Owner
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Station Hours: 10 a. m. to 8 p. m.
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Meets Every Monday Noon at the
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeon
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam. Free. Ph.. 522. Heppner, Ore.
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
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Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon :
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162- Office Ph. 492
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
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