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    2 Heppner Gozette Times, October 31, 1946
Had Enough? Then Read This
Voters this year will have to decide vital issues.
The 1946 election will be the first opportunity
since the war to vote on fundamental principles
of government.
The issues of the election are simple and clear
cut. They summarize what a Republican victory
will mean to the nation, and what the nation will
gain by the defeat of Democratic candidates.
The election of a Republican congress this year
means the choice of
Free constitutional government instead of exe
cutive dictation.
Individual rights and liberty instead of regi
mentation and control.
Private enterprise instead of "planned" and
socialistic economy.
Economy and fiscal stability instead of extrav
agance and high taxes.
Efficiency in administration instead of confu
sion and mismanagement.
Integrity of government instead of deceit and
Teamwork and cooperation instead of feuds,
quarrels and squabbles.
Americanism instead of communism and sub
versive practices.
Fair labor relations instead of trickery and po
litical favoritism.
Open and consistent foreign policy instead of
blunders and secret deals.
These are the issues. They may be stated in
different words by different speakers, but their
essential meaning is simple and clear. They show
what is wrong with the present Democratic ad
ministration. They show why a Republican con
gress should be elected this year, to end the con
fusion, corruption, controls, and threat of com
munism in our government.
By retaining a Republican delegation in con
gress and returning to office the men who have
had the welfare of the state in their hands the past
four years, Oregon will be making a valuable
contribution toward recovering such of our con
stitutional form of government as has been sab
otaged and make more secure that which has been
spared to us.
Would it not be better to place your confidence
in a man who has voted and worked for the best
interests of the people rather than the party ma
chine? That is the record of Lowell Stockman,
representative of the second Oregon district in
More business and less politics has been the
rule in the Governor's office and in the conduct
of the affairs of Secretary of State. The Snell
policy has been to spend money wisely, even at
the expense of his political welfare, and the only
bowling that is being done is by those who have
not fattened their wallets at the expense of the
taxpayers. The same holds for Secretary of State
Robert S. Farrell Jr. The loss of either or both of
these men would be a serious blow to the state's
economic managment.
Be it ever so bungled there's no homelike place.
An exchange says For ,Horse Sense, vote Re
publican. For HORSE MEAT, vote Democratic.
Day of Decision Near
This has been a quiet campaign in Oregon, al
though there has been an undercurrent of restless
ness that undoubtedly will make itself felt at the
polls next Tuesday. It is to be hoped that this un
rest will bring out a big vote so that decisions
made for men and measures will be a real expres
sion of the electorate.
We are concerned, for the moment, with the
measures on the ballot. There is neither time
nor space to permit lengthy discussion. If deci
sions have not been made prior to this date there
is little probability they will be made by Nov. 5.
But if you are still troubled with indecision you
may make up your mind even at the last moment.
At a late hour House Bill 80 is the subject of
a concerted attack by members of the Oregon
State Grange. A circular letter signed by Morton
Tompkins, master, describes the bill as being vi
cious and designed to rob the people of the indiv
idual school districts of their right to govern their
own affairs. Either Mr. Tompkins is grossly mis
informed or he is permitting a personal prejudice
to influence his actions. The board of five people
elected to serve in each county will be a tax-adjusting
board only. There will be no interference
with the duties of regularly elected district boards.
No tyranny was contemplated, no tyranny will be
enacted. The measure does provide that all dis
tricts within the county shall pay their share of
the educational expense, thus bringing new reven
ue to the support of the school system.
The basic school fund extends the principle of
House Bill 80 to a statewide basis. The only fly
in the ointment so far as the thinly populated and
at present prosperous eastern Oregon counties
are concerned is that they will be called upon to
contribute much more to the general fund than
they will receive. Either one or both of these bills
will work to the benefit of the schools. House
Bill 80 definitely sets up the source of revenue,
while the basic school fund measure, if passed,
must still go to the legislature for financing. That
body may be able to find funding means without
placing a state tax on property but if it is neces
sary to resort to a property tax it might even be
better to pay that than to place our school system
in a position where it cannot keep pace with the
growth in population and Oregon is growing.
As to the Townsend bill, vote NO. There is
nothing to gain and everything to lose.
Oregon Is Pushing Forward
Proof that Oregon is pushing ahead is seen in
a report received by the State Unemployment
Compensation Commission and released for pub
lication this week. According to the statement,
Oregon's industrial employment increased twice
as rapidly as the rest of the United States during
the first half of 1946.
While the nation's manuacturing establishments
gained 6.2 percent from January to June to employ
14 million persons, Oregon's industrial jobs in
creased from 105,601 to 118,576 or 12.3 percent.
The expansion- resulted in spite of a cut in
shipyard employment from 14,813 in January to
7,719 in June. Lumber and logging firms account
ed for most of the gain, jumping from 42,173 to
54,275. Food processing jobs increased from 16,
495 to 20,931, while other manufacturing concerns
reported gains of 3,531.
All covered employment in Oregon reached
273,317 in June, a gain of nearly 12 percent from
January, "also nearly double the nation's rate. Of
non-manufacturing groups, construction maintain
ed the best pace, advancing from 12,290 to 17,718
jobs in the first half of the year.
Coninued seasonal demand for workers in all
parts of the state prevailed.
Europe Still Needs American Food
New York. N. Y. "Europe's
population still suffers from the
aftermath of years of war and
hunger," Mrs. William N. Haskell,
wife ot Lt General William N.
Haskell, Executive Director of
CARE, reported during an inter
view at CARE headquarters in
New York. She added that the
prohibitive prices of food In the
black market were placing lt be
yond the reach ot the great ma
jority of people there.
Mrs. Haskell has just returned
from Europe, where she accom
panied General Haskell on his re
cent food-inspection trip.
lives to aid the underground dur
ing the war."
Describing the assemblage of
people who were gathered to re
ceive the U. S. Government's
Medal of Freedom, Mrs. Haskell
said that they had two unmis
takable things in common. Their
heroism, of course. And a look of
hunger. But their fierce pride
asked for no sympathy, she added.
"Even the children in the pa
rade that followed huddled to
gether in the light summer rain
that had started,- Mrs. Haskell
said. "It was as If their stringy
little bodies found the dampness '
Children enjoy food from CARE sent by American Friends Inset
Mrs. Haskell, wife of Lt. Gen. Haskell, Executive Director of CARE, j
who has just returned from a tour ot Europe,
A negro parson held forth one
Sunday with a fine sermon, and
was sympathetically received by
the entire congregation. He was
about to close:
"Brudders and sisterns. Ah wants
to warn yo' against the heinous
crime of stealing watermelons," was
Hi parting admonition.
At least it's getting
an early start . . .
so again we warn-
t oroer I
At this time, an old negro arose,
snapped his fingers, and sat down
"Wharfo', brudder, doe yo' rise
up an' snap yo' fingers when Ah
speaks of watermelon stealin,7"
"Yo' jts reminds me, pahson,
whan Ah done left man knife!"
A teen-ager ambled into a ham
burger joint and of course ordered
a hamburger .. ."Well done," says
he. "I want to be sure It's dead."
"Your honor, I was not intoxi
cated." "But the officer says you were
trying to climb a lamp post"
"I was, your honor. A couple of
cerise crocodiles had been follow.
ing me around all day, and I don't
mind telling you that they .were
getting on my nerves." Arkansas
Utility News.
Nearly half of 32,000 government
typists in Washington failed to pass
recent efficiency examinations.
That at least would account for the
reason why 32,000 typists were nec
essary. Abe Martin in Indianapolis News:
"Th' Joe Lark family, that sudden
ly dropped out of sight a few weeks
ago, wuz found today Uvin' within
Joes income.
Nature is at its respelendent best
in the gay color of Autumn..,
When the gay spirit of the Hum
is reflected in the many parties, you
will also reflect the season' charm
with an Alice-styled coiffure.
For Appointmtnt Phone 53
Alice's Beauty Shop
Mrs. Haskell told of one Sun
day afternoon when she and the
General attended an impressive
ceremony in Chartres, where a
street was being named for Gen
eral George Patton. The citizens
of Chartres all regard General
Patton as their personal liberator,
Mrs. Haskell explained, because
it was his men who arrived in
time to save the town from the
"The stirring singing of the Te
Deum' by the townspeople, and
the official christening of the
street in General Patton's honor,
was followed by still another
ceremony," Mrs. Haskell said.
"This was to honor the citizens of
Chartres, who had risked their
unbearable after too many years
of war and meagre rationing."
"And conditions in other Euro
pean areas are even worse," she
said, urging Americans sending
food to friends and relatives, not
to forget others, "whose need
made them a special kind of
CARE, th Cooperative for
American Remittances to Europe,
Inc., is the non-profit, government-approved
through which Americans may
send food packages containing 29
pounds of balanced food to peo
ple in 11 European countries.
Headquarters of the organization
is 50 Broad Street, New York 4,
N. Y.
Capitol News Letter...
to stop the bad acts before it's too
late. You can't expect us to cure a
30-year-old offender in six months.
When you walk out of the voting' We must tackle the problem right
booth next Tuesday and give your
hands a slap and rub of satisfaction,
over a good deed well done, do
not be disturbed if your palm itch
es. It won t mean what you think
it means. You are not going to get
more money. You are going to get
more for your money. That s the
way members of the state board of
control, the budget director and the
emergency board have it figured
out. They should know. They have
had some stiff practice of late.
The state has several thousand
wards and workers which must be
provided for, and the going is not
easy. It is potent with responsibil
ity. Bottlenecks are forever adding
"hard to get" items. Stockpile buy
ing is out as the state is fresh out
of storage space. Held up by prior
ities and short production is $8,000,
000 of state buildings. They are
happy that food ceilings have been
removed by OP A and naturally so
they are all republicans, and feel
sure prices will level off soon. The
stock market indicates that trend.
The cotton nose dive already has
shown in a drop in cotton yardage
that should filter down to the con
sumer soon. Crops all over the na
tion are good, paricularly so in the
west. Canning records in Oregon
were broken this year. Wages are
up. Employment is down.
Top state officials are all playing
on the same team and their Sun
day play is "the dollar is on the
"The problem of delinquent youth
can only be solved by referring ac
tion to an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure," says J. S.
Murray, business manager of the
Origon State penitentiary. "Habits
of life are formed at an early age.
Parents must play a more import
ant part in turning the energy of
youths to better pursuits. Where
bad practices are noticed, then ar
rangements must be made at once
Giles L.
He is-
Knows Problems
of the District
Paid Adv.
at the beginning," Murray contends.
The governor's office has receiv.
ed a communication from the Can
adian Mounted Police advising that
on account of a heavy winter, it is
impossible just now to comply with
the governors request to send
patrol to the remote Yukon region
in search of John Matson, husband
of Klondike Kate Matson. Trappers
who are familiar with the region
where Matson lives alone, near the
Arctic Circle, will attempt the trip
as soon as the weather breaks.
Matson had plane:. J to spend the
winter in Oregon, his first trip to
the states m nearly half a century.
Mrs. Matson is fearful that mis
fortune has overtaken her husband.
The office of the secretary of
state has completed the distribu.
tion of the semi-annually appor.
tioned funds to Oregon counties
and the state school support fund
as certified by Superintendent of
Public Instruction Rex Punam.
The total distributed this month
was $4,000,000. A similar amount
will be given counties and the
school support fund next April or
just before the end of the present
fiscal year.
The late Senator William H.
Strayer of Baker county who, until
his death this month, had repre
sented his district in the state sen
ate for the past 31 years, and held
second place among the legislators
of the entire nation for the longest
continuous service. This record is
surpassed (by only two years) by
Senator Herbert Slater of Santa
Rosa, California.
Senator Strayer had another rec
ord that was, however, unwritten.
For many years past neither repub
lican nor democrat had shown any
desire to run against the august
Austin Dunn, attorney, has the
democratic nomination for senator
fom Baker county to succeed Sen
ator Strayer, and will be opopsed
by D. Vern McCullum, also an at
torney who will run on the repub
lican ticket The registration of vo
ters in the 23rd senatorial district
(Baker county), shows about 300
more democrats than republicans.
Opposition to the rural school bill'
House Bill 80, in a communication
received from J. Lewis Johnson,
superintendent of schools at Board
man, is expressed in the following
communication. Lack of space for
bids publication of the entire article.
Mr. Johnson states that this ar
ticle is addressed to every news
paper editor, organization, voter:
The proposed rural school dis-
ricts and boards law is both mis
leading and vicious.
This one reason alone should con
demn the proposed law.
It proposes to create a one five-
member rural school board with
absolute dictator powers for each
county in Oregon.
The proposed board is outside
the law. The proposed board can
make laws of their own, as they
see fit Sections 8 and 12, Official
Voters Pamphlet November 5, 1946,
read Section 14, Page 13.
What are the requirements ne )es
sary to be a board member? Noth
ing except being a qualified voter.
Members of this proposed board
would be dictators. They might be
or become very dangerous obstruc
tionists to public school and com
munity interests.
All qualified voters are not sen
sible good business men. All qual
ified voters are not interested m
good schools. All voters are not
honest, fair-minded, or free from
selfish interests.
Good men would shrink at as
suming this grave responsibility of
a five-man dictator for five years
without adequate pay. It is un-
American, and a dangerous policy
of concentration of power in a few.
Selfish interests may elect bad
men on the board. Bad members
chosen in some way could easily
wreck for a long period of time
any good system of local self-government
and local district schools.
Local school boards would have
absolutely no authority. If a local
school board gets a bad member it
docs not wreck the whole school
system. It is the local people who
pay and soon change board.
Under the proposed law bad
members could wreck or retard
progress of any or all schools, and
it would be for a long period.
A one-board for all schools is too
big a job and too dangerous an ex
periment to try. The job is too big
for one board.
Local school district boards have
been doing a pretty good job.
School board authority should re
main in the local districts.
Vote 305 x No.
Yours for better schools,
J. Lewis Johnson,
Supt of Schools, Boardman.
(Mr. Johnson asks the voters to
read the following section in the of
iicial voter's pamphlet: Section 2,
page 12; section 10, page 13; sec
tion 9; section 12; section 8; section
14; section 3 in fact, read it all.)
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Graveside services were held
Wednesday at lone for Fred W.
Lindsay, 67, who succumbed Thurs
day, October 4, to a heart attack
at Salem. Rev. R. L. Casselman
officiated and arrangements were
in charge of the Phelps Funeral
Mr. Lindsay was born in Kansas
and came to Oregon in 1893, first
settling in the Willamette valley
near Salem. He later farmed in
Sherman county and then moved to
Morrow county where he resided
for several 'years before returning
to the valley. He had no family.
Surviving are a brother, Frank
H. Lindsay of Morgan, and two sis
ters, Mrs. J. E. Crabtree and Mrs.
W. C. Brock, both of Salem.
Mrs. James Lindsay of lone was
transacting business In Heppner Tu
Bill Kilkenny of Butter creek
was transacting business in Hepp
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sion, please bring before
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Nearlr one-third of Oregon's 8,254 teachers possess only temporary
emergency certificates, Teacltcr turnover in the last school year wi 24.2
per cent throughout the state. Among the five State System of Higher
education institutions, the number of teacher QTarlnafpl drnnneri from
1,177 in 1931 to an estimated 102 in 1946. Oregoa schools must bare
sound financial system. Keep qualified teachers.
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