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2-Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, February 13, 1947
Winters Arc Warmer Now
Takinc wiw t the temperatures of recent
weeks, as a measuring Mick, many of us would
not agree that winters are really warmer now
tl.art in Grandfathers day, but Dr. Clarence A.
Mills f the University of Cincinnati's laboratory
far experimental medicine declares that since
lsriO, earth temperatures everywhere have been
rising. Kanh temperatures rise regularly by two
thousand year cycles, the doctor pointed out,
and have risen more emphatically since about
This information should make it easier for us
to withstand occasional drops in temperature or
what is termed a hard winter. The thought that
the earth is growing warmer is cheering even if
our ears and noses are glowing from a blast
by King Boreas.
Let Newcomers Help Pay
One of the causes back of all this cry for more
school funds is the rapid growth in population
of some of the counties west of the Cascades.
Eat one county in eastern Oregon is credited
with making a heavy population gain in con
nection with the war-time opulation expansion,
and that is I'matilla. Hence, the main cry for
additional school money stems from Multnomah
and neighboring counties west of the mountains.
While this newspaper feels that a sales tax
u mid bring relief to the overcrowded school
districts there is no disposition on our part to
claim that such a tax would be the ultimate
answer to the state's tax problems. However,
it r'ocs occur that much immediate relief could
be obw.ir.ed through the passage of a sales tax
bill and putting it into operation. The new peo
ple who are helping create our school problems
would at the same time be helping to pay the
bill and thus relieve property from some of the
The sales tax has not kept new people from
settling in Washington and California. It has
nut kept capital out of those states. It is safe to
say that our neighbors are growing as fast as
Oregon, 'industrially as well as in population.
Surely the newcomers to those states have
known they would have to pay a sales tax and
apparently they have accepted it without objec
tbn. But it looks like Oregon, the state that
has led in several political reforms, will be the
last to adopt something that has helped other
states out of their financial muddles.
Socialism Marches On
In view of what is occurring in Great Britain
where 'planned economy" is having its day, the
following editorial from an exchange seems
It has often been stated that the appetite of
the socialists is insatiable. Once they make In
roads on a nation's industries, it is simply a
matter of time until the whole economy comes
under socialistic attack.
That is being vividly demonstrated in Eng
land. The labor government began with social
ization of the British coal industry. Production
has not been increased, costs have not been low
ered, and the miners are as dissatisfied as ever.
It is now preparing to take another long step by
completely socializing Britain's power and light
industry though some of the best experts are ex
tremely pessimistic as to the government's abil
ity to better service or do anything except add
billions more to the country's public debt. And,
to top it all off, it is planning to extend vast and
completely dictatorial governmental powers over
farming, farm land, and the farmers themselves.
The farm bill is written In optimistic terms,
and heaviiy stresses such alleged benefits as
fauranteed prices and assured markets for ag
riculture. But it has teeth in it sharp teeth. For
instance, Die government reserves the right, un
der the terms of the bill, to dispossess farmers by
compulsory purchase of their land if they fail
to comply with government directives and ad
vice given by government agencies. In other
words, the bill is written on the familiar totalita
rian principle of "Do what we tell you or else!"
There is a lesson here for all free nations no
economy can be part socialist and part free en
terprise. That is the basic issue when our gov
ernment socializes the power resources of a
section of the country or makes private enter
prise in any field impossible. If government is
to provide our electricity, government may even
tually prov ide our insurance, our food, our news
papers, and everything else. History, which is
simply a collection of precedent, proves that
conclusively as England is proving it now.
Growing Our Lumber
We have reached a turning point in the use of
our forests. That is borne out by figures of the
United States Forest Service.
People used to worry because we were despoil
ing our great stands of virgin forests. It looked
as though we were going to cut them all down.
Some people are still worrying about it. But
now it looks as though they can slow down this
worrying. Today we are cutting far fewer trees
than we are growing. And we are steadily in
creasing the amount we grow.
To the amount of lumber we cut every year,
must be added trees lost from natural causes
insects, disease and fire. This total loss is what
the foresters call "annual drain."
Now the Forest Service reports in its appraisal
of our forest resources that the total annual
drain is nearly equalled by total annual new
growth. It says that we are now growing 13
billion, 370 million cubic feet of timber a year.
Drain from all causes, it says, amounts to 13 bil
lion, 661 million cubic feet. Of this drain only
part is what we harvest. So we are actually
growing much more than we cut. The forests
are coming back.
This is an impressive fact. As we improve fire
protection and cut down loss from disease and
insects, the excess of growth over loss will ln
crease. And on top of that, movements to en
courage more people to grow more trees are in
creasing. For instance, the "tree farm" idea is spread
ing. This was started by the lumber industry
in 1911 to get farmers and other landholders to
grow trees as a crop. Today 16 states have joined
the movement and we have 13 million acres of
"tree farms." They range in size from five acre
farm woodlots to 700,000 acre tracts. The "farms"
must be certified and operated under prescribed
These "farms" are contributing more and more
to our lumber supply. In addition, they demon
strate what can be done by working with nature.
They spread the idea, and show that it can
Too many people today have the idea that the
Working Girls Win New "Homo-
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Meet Ever; Monday Noon ( Um
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Monday! at
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JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building. Willow Street
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
Jane Edwards . . . her Priz includes a model kitchen (above) dav lighted by glass block.
CINDERELLA days are not dead, i source of daylight in the kitchen
At least not for two young j is a dramatic panel of glass block
working girls Jane Edwards of , above the shining new range. One
Shawnee, Okla., and Holly Self of .of Holly's cupboards is hung right
Ninety-Six, S. C.
Winners of the "Private Life"
contest conducted by Glamour
magazine, each has been awarded
a brand new, ultra-modern apart
ment Each apartment is com
pletely furnished and built right
Into the girl's family home.
To win the prizes the girls
wrote essays on their lack of priv
acy at home and submitted plans
lor remodeling amc space
private suites. Holly's plan called
for a kitchen, bedroom, living
room and bath. Jane's was sim
ilar but combined the bedroom
and living room.
In both apartments the main
on the panel which lets daylight
brighten its shelves.
Jane's kitchen is equally breath
taking. An interior panel of glass
block forms the doorway to the
bed-living room to borrow day
light from the kitchen.
Modernly furnished living
rooms give the girls privacy for
entertaining girl friends or their
best beaux. Chairs, love seats,
tables and lamps: rugs, drapes
and pictures were aH selected and
arranged by an interior decorator
from New York.
Holly's bedroom is a working
girl's dream. Dainty curtains
grace the windows; modern furn
iture, including a six-foot dress
ing table beautify the room.
In the bathrooms of-both prize
apartments Insulux glass block
gives daylight with privacy. A
shimmering block panel forms
one wail ot Janes new snower
stall, giving it plenty of daylight.
A panel was used instead of a
window to give privacy in Holly's
bathroom. Both bathrooms are
modernly arranged and fitted
with pastel fixtures.
When Jane and Holly moved
into their new "homes" recently,
they found everything ready for
housekeeping. Pictures were in
place, tables were set with fine
Libbey glassware, linens and
silver. Cupboards were jam-packed
with food everything from
bottles of catsup to duraglas jars
of fruits and vegetables.
O. M. YEAGER p w MAHONEY
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 14S3 41$ Jones SI.
Attorney at Law
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Turner, Von Marter
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Holly tries her new kitchen.
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1S32 Heppner, Or.
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch Si Jewelry Repairing
OK Rubber Welders
FRANK ENGKRAF, Prop.
First class ' work guaranteed
Located In the Kane Building
North Main St. Heppner, Ore.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month Qj, Q TlbbleS
Citizens having matters for discus. ' ' OSTEOPATHIC
Bion, please bring before .
the Council Physician 4 Surgeon
' J. O. TURNER, Mayor riret National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162
Office Ph. 4U2
Abstract & Title Co. A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Hollv Self's apartment fa .ultra-modern, richly furnished.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
ON the SUNNY SIDE
From The Gazette Times
Feb. 8, 1917
Among the passengers of the
Friday night train was W. P.
Mahoney, vice president of the
First State Bank of Bonner's
Ferry, Idaho, who has been
elected by the board of directors
of the First National Bank to
succeed his brother, Tom J. Ma
honey, as cashier of our insti
tution. A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn A. Ball at their
country home on Monday, Feb.
5. Dr. Chick reports motherland.
child doing well.
The marriage of Mr. Roy
Campbell, a prosperous young
formor nf Tnvitlfflnn In MlKS
only trees we cut for use are virgin, and that as M Severance of 'Hardman,
we -cut these trees, the supply is vanishing, i was solemnized at the home of
Anally. U works differently. Last year, orjs
instance, nearly 30 percent oi tne trees cut in tne
South were grown during the lives of the men
who cut them.
All of this Is important. It means that despite
the heavy drain . of the war years and the many
claims to the contrary, our forests are in good
productive condition. It also means that the na
tion has reached a turning point in its forest
resources. Yesterday we "cut for use." Today
we are "growing lumber for use."
Miss Mae P.ae has returned
to her home in this city after
visiting several weeks at the
home of her aunt, Mrs. Lillie
Cohn in Pendleton.
Farmers Favor Grain Eleva
torsCommittee is now busy
raising $30,000 -to build first ele
vator for bulk handling of grain
in this county.
The death of Kenneth McFer-
rin, 19 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. McFerrin, occurred at
the home of John Hiatt in this
city on Tuesday evening. The
young man had put up a los
ing fight of several days against
Oscar R. Otto, local piano
dealer, spent Tuesday and Wed
nesday transacting business in
A well on the Charles Barthol
omew farm on little Butter
creek was completed this week.
Water was reached at a depth
of 138 feet. This well was drilled
with an 8-inch hole, larger than
ordinarily used in wells.
' Miss Anna Buschke who re
cently underwent an operation
for appendicitis at the local hos
pital was able to return to her
Rhea creek home the first of
nhe week. She was accompan
ied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A customer stepped up to the
grocery counter and asked for a
quart of honey. The grocer
handed over the parcel and said,
'.That will be $5."
"How do you get that way?"
asked the customer. "The last
I bought just a few days ago
was only $2.50."
"I know," said the grocer, "but
the bees now get petal to petal
Fxplorer: "I have made a re
markable discovery. A tribe of
human beings that possesses no
weapon of warfare."
Listener: "Is that so? Didn't
think there was any part of the
world that uncivilized.
Teacher: "What's the fastest
growing thing in nature?"
Skeptical pupil: "A fish from
the time my Daddy lands it un
til he tells about it at our next
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stairs L O. O. F. Bldf
Housti calls made
House Phone 2383 Office 2372
Box 82, Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
Two little girls on their way
home from Sunday school were
solemnly discussing the lesson.
"Do you believe there's a Dev
il?" asked one.
"No," said the other prompt
ly. "It's like Santa Claus it's
Mrs. Roy Dolven, in town
Tuesday, reported that her
grandmother, Mrs. B. F. Swag
gart, is improving after several
weeks treatment at a hospital
in Pendleton. With spring just
around the corner, Mrs. Swag
gart, who is numbered the coun
ty's oldest resident feels the
urge to plant garden and we
hope she will be on the job
when the right time arrives.
Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. recently
appealed for continuation of wartime cooperation
between the armed forces and industry, declar
ing: "We must not be caught with our plants
"Marry me, Richard, I'm only the garbage
man's daughter, but..."
'That's all right, baby. You ain't to be sniffed
SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS TO
OSC GIVEN 33 CLUBBERS
Thirty-throe 4-H club mem
bers, judged to have developed
the best livestock breeding pro
gram in thM m;:ny Oregon coun
summer school scholarshipe at
O.S.C. by Safeway Stores, L. J.
Allen, acting state club leader
has announced. County commit
tees made the recommendations
based on project work, manage
ment, record books, clubman-
ues, have been awarded club ship and an interview.
Each scholarship is for all ex
penses for the 10-day session,
June 17 to 27, but in case the
winner already has a scholar
ship the money may be used on
his project. Winner In Morrow
county is Jo Anne Graves of
in Stock Aq
We are pleased to announce arrival this week of
an assortment of
Mottle-Colored Tile Wall
NOW ON DISLAY AT YOUR LOCAL
A card received last week
from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lucas
stated they had been at Tuc
son and Phoenix on J-eo l ana
on the second they were start
ing north by way of San Diego,
Calif. They were having a grand
time and experiencing very
warm weather. They expect to
be home by the 20th of this
Attending the institution ser
vice at Bend Monday evening
when the Right Rev Lane W.
Barton took the final steps in
becoming Bishop of the Eastern
Oregon diocese of the Episcopal
church were Rev. Neville Blunt
and Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Craw
ford of All Saints church of
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1847 THOMAS ALVA EDISON 1947
. . .because of him, you live better!
every time you flick a light switch you can be grateful
to Thomas Alva Edison for an idea that came from his
creative mind was responsible for the birth of the modern
Until Edison Invented the Incandescent lamp In 1879, therq
was no practical use for electricity in homes and offices. Then,
almost overnight, a great new market was opened up by his
genius. Electric lights began to twinkle from sea to sea, as
generating plant after generating plant was built to light
Edison's lamps. ,
You know what followed the path of the pioneer power lines
. . . electric irons, washing machines, electric ranges, electric rej
frigcrators, radios, and all the other myriad electrical conven
iences you now enjoy at the cost of a few pennies a day I
It was Edison's lamp that opened the door ... the lamp that
first he imagined and then had the practical brain to produce!,
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