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2-Heppncr Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, January 23, 1947
E D 1 T 0 R I A L .
Warnings Go Unheeded
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'iM'l'UTilS . ro tv-
Too much speed
l!.e ri--.i;t is
u.;!.ir.g oi the
Volumi'S ;vp Ix-rn wr.''"i r
driving, with speti;.! si :.- j :
pre war vintapo, yet h:;'!iu:, ,
furring with prcaicr fivui r.c y.
U In evidence on every h.-r..l
a mounting ileaih loll. ;.i s..
dKt ruction of cars.
Figure are not a ai'.ib.o from other states
but taking Oregon as an average the record is
one to give us pause. l.ii st repen 'Hi the
office of Secretary of St .-.to Robert S. Farre'.l it.
states that an estimated tiO.0.0 Oregon automo
biles were smashed in ncri.ients during 1946,
and that killed in this unprecedented wreckage
were at least 4S piTMn. "The dimensions of
the safety job facing us can be gathered from
these facts," said Farre'.l. "With, some reports
not yet received, the tabulations have passed
the 59.000 mark."
According to the records, rural highways were
the scene of most of th.s ucuh and destruction
in 3946. While rural tolls have been compara
tively high, they increased more sharply last
year than ever before. Accidents and injuries
in non-city locales more than doubled during
the first nine months. The city increase, while
serious, did not approach this scale.
The jump in rural danger has fine hand in
glove with swelling traffic volumes and so. ;i;ig
speeds, more than haif the cars on sjme main
Oregon arteries exceeding the tcp speed limit.
The worst single contributor to the non-city
death toll has been the head-on pecident. This
type of crash has reached r.ear-epidcn-.ic propor
tions since the end of the war released unlimited
The law eventually catches up with the care
less or reckless driver whose acts endanger the
lives of others. Yet there are many who take
the value of human life lightly as they go dash
ing madly along the highways giving little
thought to the condition of their tires cr the age
: their ears. The old bus has aiwavs been reli
h',0 and it will see us through so we think. The
.v.-rd l.u'.s to justify such thinking.
A good rule to follow is to drive carefully your-
clf so vou will he prepared to doc
tAcr. We travel but a short distance through
: .s v .-
ent Order of Hibernians was
carried out Sunday. The offi-
e the careless eers installed were John F. Ken
ny, president; 1'atricK lonneii.
vice president: Rev. J. P. O'-
of tears at the best. Why make it any t r.m,rkp rm.rd and finance sec-
(From the files of the Gazette j during the past week. Much of it
Times of January IS. 1917. I wont at SI oT and today's mar
Installation of the officers for ! ket for blue-stem is quoted at
1917 of lleppner div ision And-! $1.00.
Mrs. Henry Bl.ibm was pleas
antly surprised last Sunday at
her farm home below Heppner.
the occasion being her fifty
fifth birrhdav. Her neighbors
er by act in,
foolish behind tire wheel of an rotary; Frank Monahan, treas
urer; John McDevitt. sergeant
at arms. F. A. McMenamin of
Portland read the charges to
Scud in Contributions
F.estyts of the March of Dimes campaign to
date have not been such as to bring cheer to
the county chairman and if he is not to suffer
sleepless nights, graying hair or an unwarranted
short cut to old age the contributions will have
to start rolling in right soon.
A check-up of the March of Dimes boxes finds
none of them gaining weight to any extent. Per
haps our people have not been aroused suffi
ciency to get them interested in supporting mis
great cause and when they do the boxes will be
filled so full there will be no jingling of the
coins. It takes a lot of dimes to make up one
million dollars, but in the present compaign a
fund of 24 million dollars is being sought.
If you will observe the size of the slot in the
top of the March of Dimes boxes you will note
that the National Foundation for Infantile Far
al. :s n .-ognized the futility of trying to raise
the entire fund by dimes contributions. There is
room for larger coins, up to the size of a silver
cuuar. -t you haven t ten amies in your pocuei,
pi;; in a dollar, yes, put in ten dollars they'll
make a bigger noise than ten dimes, any way
you look at it.
A. id always remember this fact: one-half of
r I. the money raised in the county will remain
here to be used in providing aid for local polio
cases. The county's present fund is comparative
ly iov.--.v.juld not last more than a few days
oui.i .an epidemic occur here. Bear this in
mind aire' give all you can to this great cause.
an arriving earlv
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nikanderl
ui.d sons left Saturday for sou-1
them California where they
will spend two months in the
hope that Mr. Nikander's health
vv i 1 1 improve. Gus is taking a
much-needed rest from the
strenuous war years, during
which time he was the main
stay of the Case Furniture com
pany. In his absence, Jack
Burns, manager of the Marshall 1 Mrs. R. K. Drake Is reported
Welld store, is assisting at the recovering nicely Irom the ef
f,.i..,r .nr nrt Mrs. Allen fects of a surgical operation
Case and daughter Josephine
are carrying on at the hardware
At the January meeting of
the Morrow county court W. T.
Campbell was appointed as the
regular Road Viewer for 1917.
W. W. Smead was appointed
as member of Morrow county
Miss Amelia Steeves of The
Dalles was in the city last week
organizing a class in dancing.
She was accompanied by her
mother, Mrs. Victor Marden.
A large part of the member
ship of Heppner Lodge of Elks
will board a special train leav
ing this city at 10:30 Saturday
morning for Condon, accom
panied by their wives and best
girls. A dance will be given Sat
urday evening followed by a
six course banquet. The return
trip will be- made some time
One hundred thousand bu
shels of wheat were sold here the city.
The Smokeless Smoker given
bv the members of Heppner
High school at the Fair pavil
ion Tuesday night was a large
success, both from standpoint
of interest shown and from the
financial side as well. Over $-10
Your friends can buy any
thing you can give them except
vour photograph. Sigs'oee Stu
dio. K. Cf. Noble returned the Vn
of the week from Salt Lake
City where he attended the Na
tional Woolgrovvers convention.
Postmaster Walter A. Rich
ardson spent Wednesday in
lone on business.
Glenn Hayes of Rhea creek
was in the city Tuerday for a
Frank Turner, who recently
suffered an attack of sciatic
rheumatism, expects to resume
his position at Gilliam & Eis
bee's store before many days.
Dan Barlow. Eight "Mile f ir
mer was a Monday visitor in
& Upholstery Co.
ALL KINDS OF
ALL TYPES OF FURNITURE
REBUILT LIKE NEW
Pick Up and Delivery Every
Contact FRANK ENGKRAF
Mrs. Crystal Barlow of Board
man was a business visitor In
which she underwent nt a Port
land hospital last week.
Sam J. Nelson of Newberg
was transacting business at the
Morrow county courthouse in
" - abou m viv.m.--. ui
Approximately 6:000 Pacific ; till provisions were added to
Northwest veterans in education j subsistence roils during Decern -or
training programs under GI j her, tringir.g the total to 56.909.
CULVER HIGH SCHOOL
. I0NE HIGH SCHOOL
SATURDAY, JAN. 25
Two Games-First Starts at 7 :53 p. m.
lone School Gymnasium
Mrs. Edward Bucknum will
leave by plane Saturday eve
ning bound for southern Cali
fornia to attend her son's wed
ding. Her mother Mrs. Louise
Ritchie, was scheduled to leave
at an earlier date by stage. Mrs.
Ritchie will remain in the south
several months but Mrs. Buck
num expects to return home by
Plow Shares Sharpened
Ben & Cher
Hager and Alfrtlfa Sts.
Worth Waiting F
And worth dreaming about for that new appliance that you ara
waiting for will be A BEAUTY! We've been waiting, too, for
needed electrical equipment, but production
figures all along the line are hitting new
highs. You can be sure that the new water
heaters, electric ranges, dishwashers and
refrigenttore mean added hours of leisurely
electric living for your family but, best of
all, they'll be extra easy on the budget,
for I'P&L electric rates are only half
the national avenue.
Yes, your new electric appliances ARE worth waiting and saving for.
Pacific Power & Liqht Company
36 years of public service
fife 'Ji rom were I Slt - Je Marsh
to School at 23
Everybody's joshing Willie Wells
about going back to school. They
remember when Willie would hide
out in the woodshed scared to
bring his report card home to Pa.
But under ' the G.I. Bill of
Eights, Willie (who has a wife and
baby) is getting- a free educa
tion at the Agricultural College.
And Uncle Sam is giving him a
fine report: "Deportment, excel
lent; Progress, above average,"
That goes for all those under
graduate veterans. Like Willie, they
'predate an education more than
ever now. They're industrious and
well-behaved their favorite bev
erage is milk, or a temperate glass
of beer. For them the "three It's"
seem to mean: Responsibility, Re
From where I sit, cynical folks
who thought veterans wouldn't
want to return to school wouldn't
stick to steady habits of work and
moderation have their answer
in "undergraduates" like Willie.
Copyright, 1917, United Slates Brewers Foundation
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Old Man Weather can be mighty tough on telephone
lines, especially in the High Sierras and Cascades where
snow often piles high enough to cover poles completely
and ice builds up several inches thick on wires. But whea
a major break occurs, crews of telephone workers swing
into action fast . . . and with some rather ingenious
4 ..i l, h.-P 1l " f
li v '
, ' 1
A snoplanc like this one, powered by an airplane
motor and propcllor, can carry two men and consider
able material on trails which would be impossible for
trucks. Other expert mountaineer workmen speed to the
break on snowbhoes and skis. As a special safeguard
against sudden storms, well-equipped shelter huts have
been built along mountain lines.
Enough men rush to the job to keep repair work going
without stop ... in the meantime, calls are immediately
rerouted whenever possible. And sooner than you might
imagine, the damaged lines are in use again. For here, as
in everything we're now doing to grow with the West,
telephone people work with a splendid spirit of service
and teamwork ... and always with you in mind.
An ever-improving telephone service at the least
cost consistent with good wages and working conditions
for our employees and a reasonable return to the thou-
sanas oj people who have invested tit the business.
The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
West Willow SI reel Telephone Heppner 5
There Are 40,000
Good Jobs a Month
from which to
Pick Your Career
No Experience is Necessary
and Expert Instruction is
Provided Without Cost as
Careers in these und hundreds of other
trade dasHifirutmns may be yours If
yuu uan qualify for the New Regular
Army, The aye requirement is 18 to
o4 v17 with parents' consent) and you
must be physically and mentally fit.
You'll be paid a minimum of $75.00 a
month while you learn. Your food, clo
thing, quift-ters, medical and dental
i are and travel will all be provided
without cost to you and you'll be ell -4ihle
for one of the world's best re
tirement plans. Retire at half pay for
iile after 20 years of active dty; tliree
quarters pay after 30 years.
If the job you are seeking is not listed
above, check with your nearest U. S.
Army Recruiting Office. And remem
ber, a three year enlistment permits
In i e of any brunch of service which
has quota to be filled and any over
seas theatre whirh has openings! In
quire tod;iy at
Post Office Bid?.
W. invite you to enjoy our COMPUls
SERVICE for all make, oi can and truck. Our .ervice depart
ment la "miniature automobile factory" to apeak . . . where
vou on tot anything from a wa.h job to a complete rebuilding
,UU, w.w.wv .". . I1innn Tf PAY.
FOR YOUR CAR AT A iuu w '
Yei. wi know how to completely
your or, and hav tht riRht kind of
equipment and ipecialiied lubricant! to
do a thorough job. Don't neBlect having
your car lubricated at proper intenrala
and the old oil changed recularly. It H
the beat "long life'' Inturanca that you
can hare for your car.
EVERYTHING THAT IS BEST
Proper Brake Adjustment and wheel
alignment ia ao important not only for
SAFETY ... but alao wear and tear on
car and tirea. Faulty brakea cauae eeri
oue aeddenta . . . and it's not aafe to
drive a car H brake are mat wurkkn
The ooat of a motor tune-up k alight
compared to the pleasure and economy
that tt glvea you in the operation of your
car. We abo Install new rings, new
ptrtoot or rebuild yonr motor If necesaary.
A lot of grief can be caused by Radiator
all being stopped up, Thoy thould be
cleaned out thoroughly before you put in
ANTI-FREEZE. Batteriea need water
and looking after too.
Rotate Tirca for longer wear. Be sure to
have break and holei in the casing vul
canized and repaired. We handle NEW
TIRES and arc glad to take care of all
your tire trouble.
And Rear Axle
When you hear a enndinr noise be sure
to have it looked after right away. Or a
slipping clutch may mr.n a BIG REPAIR
BILL if nnt Inched after.
OUR COMPLETE SERVICE INSURES
PAINTING Affl BODY
EVERYTHING THAT IS BEST FOB YOUR CSR
HODGE CHEVROLET COMPANY
URCM OF DIME!
Saturday, Ian. 25
Willows Grange Hall, lone
THE OFFICIAL 'MARCH OF DIMES' DANCE
Music by ELY'S ORCHESTRA
Supper ot Midnight Adm.: $1 per person, Tox Inc.
This is for a worthy cause. All proceeds go to the Infantile
For dependable quality in diamonds, watches, rings,
silverware, fountain pens and fine jewelry of newest
The finer the jewelry you buy today, the more it will
be treasured tomorrow. . .
Such treasures are offered to your here consistently.