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A Heppner Gazette Times, September 6, 1945
Worthy of Support
There is ?oqd cause for congratulating the
people of Lexington upon their enterprise in mov
ing; forward to establish an airnort adjoining the
town. In the first place Lexineton is a small com
munity and in the second place the project they
have undertaken is worthy of a much larger town.
It is admissable to grant that the backers respond
ed to a wave of enthusiasm, but that enthusiasm
carried with it a determination to start something
and finish the job even if at that time the manner
in which it would be accomplished was not alto
It takes vision to look ahead and foresight to
prepare for new conditions. While Lexington was
not alone in visioning the future of the airplane in
our economic life, her enterprising citizens did not
pause to contemplate the possibilities of aviation
but decided to do some thing about it-
Now that some of the preliminary work is out
of the way, it is proper that the rest of the county
should step in with some substantial assistance, and
at the same time it is fitting that Lexington should
ask for that assistance, if it is deemed necessary.
Aviation is here to stay. There is little doubt but
that postwar progress in air transportation will
outstrip the advance made by the automobile fol
fowing World War I. New types developed during
the war will be exploited to the full as fast as in
dustry can get going under peace time conditions.
It will not be long before we will see hangars as
part of the standard equipment of ranches and
there will be convenient runways for the ranchers
and members of their families to take off for town
or distant points as they have been using automo
biles for many years. That is part of the local pic
ture but there is a bigger, broader phase to be con
sidered which will call for landing fields to acco
modate airliners the passenger and freight
planes that wilLbe plying with regularity on routes
some of which remain to be established. It is then
that airports such as Lexington is working on will
become an integral unit in towns, or as in the case
locally, of counties.
It appears timely to suggest that the Heppner
Chamber of Commerce take up the airport project
and give Lexington some wholehearted support.
In reality the airport is more favorably located to
Heppner than anything that could be found in this
immediate vicinity, for because of the nature of
the terrain hereabouts it would require going out
on top and by the time that is done little distance
has been saved and other disadvantages are too
numerous to recount here. Lexington is centrally
located and has a desisrable airport site. One good .
port will take care of the county's needs in good
shape and that port should have the support of all
the people. There should be no delay in tendering
assistance to our progressive neighbors.
Rodeo Days Are Here Again
Ere this issue of the Gazette Times gets into
general circulation the Heppner Rodeo will be in
action and the little old town nestled in the big
Willow creek hills will be the center of attraction
for a generous slice of eastern Oregon during the
next three days. Yes, Rodeo days are here again
bringing with them a touch of American life remi
niscent of that era which came to an abrupt halt
when the Japs staged the Pearl Harbor atrocity.
There is little doubt but that the, town will
have an opportunity to entertain one of the larg
est crowds ever assembled here during the 22
years since the show started and it will tax all fa
cilities to care for the visitors. The welcoome mat
is outside the door and we' will do our best to see
that no one suffers, although it may not be pos-(
sible to give top service on every occasion. A for
tunate thing about Rodeo crowds is that they can
make the best of a situation and if they cannot get
what they order take what they can get. It is that
way here and in other places staging similar
shows, so why shouldn't everybody be happy.
The question frequently arises, "Why the ro
deo?" Briefly, it might be answered quite factual
ly that so long as man retains a love for horse
flesh there will be exhibitions of one type or an
other. There are men who like to gamble their
skill against the power and action of a horse and
there are countless others who get a thrill out of
witnessing such exhibitions. In the case of the ro
deo other animals enter into the picture but it is
still a case of human skill versus brute cunning
and action with a large element of danger thrown
in to keep the blood pressure up. Thrills! That's it!
A community such as Heppner, dependent for
its very livelihood upon the surrounding rural .ter
ritory, in a measure owes something in the form
of entertainment at least once a year, even if those
being entertained foot the bill. It requires a con
siderable sum of money to finance, a rodeo and its
backers feel fortunate when they do not have to
make good on a guarantee. There might be some
other form of entertainment entailing less cost
but whatever the town could decide upon would ret
quire full cooperation to make it a success and in
all probability there would be no outside support
such as comes to the aid of the rodeo. That is not
by way of saying that it is not worth while to try
something else, but so long as the roaeo
thing we should do what we can to make
best -show possible.
FORMER RESIDENT HERE
PASSES IN PORTLAND
Services for William Henry
Cronk, 71, were held in the Pear
son Funeral church NE Knott street
at Union avenue, Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Mr. Cronk passed away Aug. 19 at
the late home, at 422 NE Ainsworth
street. The Rev. C. C. Rarick, re
tired Methodist minister, and the
Masonic Service Bureau were in
Mr. Cronk was at one time mana
ger of the Turn A Lum Lumber
company branch in Heppner. He
was a memoer or tne. centenary -Wilbur
Methodist church in Port
land and the Masonic lodge in Hep
pner. His wife, Alice D.; sister, Mrs.
Minnie Fletcher, Canada, and bro-
FORMER AGENT RECOVERS
In a letter to Rep. Henry Peter
son, Charles Smith, former Mor
row county agricucltural agent,
states that he is feeling fine after
weeks of illness, and although not
too frisky as yet he is working
part time. He sent best regards to
all and expressed the hope that he
would be seeing his many friends
here before too long.
PAVING CREW ARRIVES
A paving crew from Pendleton
arrived Tuesday evening to repair
and surface some of Heppner's
streets. Due to th Rodeo, work in
the center of town has been de
ferred until next week and repairs
are being made to Riverside Drive
and surfacing put on the cemetery
The Japs should be one to complain about
atrocities! Domei news agency inspired complaints
about alleged assaults of American soldiers upon
Japanese women have to be taken with a grain or
salt after years of the brand of atrocities commit
ted by the onetime rulers of the Asiatic sphere.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene ierguson ana
family have returned from a very
interesting vacation spent at Gold
Beach. One feature of the trip was
a boat ride up the Rogue river as
far as Agnes to fish. AVhile away
they visited at the home of Mr.
Ferguson's father at Gaylord and
at the home of his brother, Ollie,
at Gold Beach.
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Dr. J. P. Stewart
formerly of Pendleton, is now
3 N. SECOND AVE.
Will make a visit to Heppner
ther, Stephen Cronk, Los Angeles,
Mrs. Robert Likens and daughter
of Portland are visiting her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blake, at the.
Earl Blake ranch west of Heppner.
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Meets Every Monday Noon at the
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeon
227 NortJi Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. ra. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam. Free. Ph. 5n2, Heppner, Ore.
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PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
JOS. J. HYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHOVlEY
Attorney at Law
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
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