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2-Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, May 1, 1947
A Region of Sublime Beauty
It was the writer's privilege to pay an all-too-brirf
vif it to the Wallowa alloy last Friday and,
as in times past when closer proximity to that
region prompted frequent prosey musings, the
urge is as great as ever to paint a picture in
words, whirh, for some reason, fail to materialize.
Instead of a rare day in June it was a perfect
day in April bright, warm sunshine and clear
atmosphere. The high, matchless Wallowas are
still decked in winter garb, the firmly packed
snow glistening in the sunlight, combining win
ter and spring tones in a picture that no artist's
brash could fully interpret. It was nature in all
The casual traveler into Wallowa county may
feel fully repaid in what he sees from his car
window speeding along a smooth highway. That
feeling is fully justified, yet what he sees may
be termed merely the surface for that region
abounds in mountain and valley vistas and deep
canyons forming some of the rarest scenery in
the northwest. On the west one enters the county
in a picturesque canyon the Minam-and tra
verses the Wallowa river canyon ten or eleven
miles before emerging into the lower Wallowa
valley. On the east side of the county are the
Imnaha and Snake river canyons, the latter the
deepest gash in the American continent. To the
north is the Grand Ronde river canyon, at the ap
proach of which on the Wallowa side is Paradise
(with Hell only 17 miles away on the old wagon
road). So it may be said that the Wallowa valley
is a fertile spot surrounded by mountains and
The settlement of the Wallowa valley is one
of the romantic chapters of Oregon history. The
whites really crowded the Indians out of their
happy hunting ground and in these days one
does not hear Wallowans using the expression,
"we'd better give the country back to the Indians"
for the red men would take them up in no time
Let's Turn Out and Vote
Tuesday, May 6, beginning at 8 o'clock a.m.,
the qualified voters of Heppner will have an op
portunity to vote on the question of a better
water supply for the town. They will have the
privilege of saying whether Heppner shall go
forward or remain stationary, in which case it
would be inclined to slip backward, for unless we
move ahead or make preparation in that direc
tion we most certainly will not go forward.
Tuesday's election involves a question of a
considerable sum of money $75,000, to be exact.
That is the amount required for the construction
of a new reservoir and improvement to the water
mains leading from the city well to town. The
condition of the water plant is such that it is
imperative that something be done, and that
right away. If it were not the case, the council
would not be asking a change in the charter
permitting the floating of bonds.
It is reasonable to" believe that all water users
are interested in a more adequate supply and
a better distribution system. Drying lawns and
gardens each successive year have created a
desire for improvement, yet there are always
some people who are dead set against bond is
sues of any nature and these people are the ones
w ho turn out and vote. What the council is inter
ested in is getting the people who favor improve
ment bonds to turn out and vote.
Something more than immediate relief to the
water situation is involved in Tuesday's election.
Improvements are not contemplated merely to
meet the present shortage but to provide for
population growth and to pave the way for ev
entual installation of a sewage disposal system.
Heppner's population has increased at least fifty
per cent since the present water system was
built. There is every reason to believe that the
town will experience more growth, that its boun
- daries will expand, in the years to come. By
their action next Tuesday, the people of the town
may well express their faith in Heppner and
their confidence in its future and invite growth
by voting 100 (X) Yes. One development that
will mean an expansion of boundaries is stand
ing by now awaiting the verdict on the bond
election. This development alone gives promise
of adding twenty-five or more homes to the town.
But there must be assurance of an adequate wa
Let us not fail the council in this effort to im
prove the water system. A full expression of
community sentiment will be more reassuring
to those handling the job and it is but a minor
effort to go to the city hall and cast a ballot for
the bond issue.
From Heppner Gazette Times,
May 3, 1947
Percy Garrigues of Portland
is in the city to superintend the
work preparing for the erection
of a modern one-story business
block between the Heppner gar
ppe and the Vaughn & Sons
A deal made the past week
in the transfer of real property
on Rhea creek involves S10.000.
Wilson Bayless has sold his di
versified farm to Glenn Hayes.
The farm is considered one of
the lest of its kind in the county-
Fred Ashbaugh was down
from his Hardman ranch Satur
day. He will soon have the ma
chinery installed and open up
the sawmill on the Allen place
at Toll Rock.
C. N. Jones, one of Morrow
county's leading farmers, is
spending the week in Portland.
The ladies of the Episcopal
guild held a very successful win
dow sale in the north room of
the First National Bank build
ing last Saturday.
The restaurants have been hit
hard by the H.C.O.L. and as a
result they are raising the price
of mec?ls. The Elkhorn has an
nounced that from the first of
May they will have no meals for
less than 35 cents.
I. C. Bennett and Oscar Davis
left Wednesday for Nevada
where they will work with sheep
during the summer months.
Loy M. Turner, Jesse O. Tur
ner, Miss Ella Coe and Miss Vir
ginia Crawford made up a party
which went to Hermiston last
Sunday to inspect the govern
ment dam.' They erport that it
is being well guarded these bel
Baseball fans will have an
opportunity to see a fast game
next Sunday at the Garrett Ak
ers place in Gooseberry when
Sully's Mud Hens of Heppner
meet the Wheat Growers for the
Mr. and Mrs. Een Buschke of
Rhea creek were in the city Sat
urday. Jack Hynd is converting his
house-yard into a lawn. His
son Herbert is laying plans to
raise one of the best gardens in
the valley. He is also quite a
successful flower raiser. Cecil
This wet weather started Ed
Bristow's Ford to grow and it
has got so much bigger that it
refuses to go into its old barn,
which will be the cause of his
having to cut it down or make
the barn bigger. lone news.
Quite a number of Oddfellows
J. Palmer Sorlein, Pastor
' Morning worship, 11 a.m.
Sunday church school, 9:45 a.
Thursday choir practice at 7
W.S.C.S. meets first Wednes
day of each month.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Church school, 9:45 a.m.
Holy communion, 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, holy communion,
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible school, 9:45; C. W. Bar
Morning worship, 11; commun
ion and preaching; sermon top
ic: "God's Claim Upon Your
Christian Endeavor meetings,
Evening evangelistic service,
3; Mrs. Willard Warren, song
leader. Communion service; ser
mon topic, "God's Message in the
Book of Romans."
The men of the church board
will meet Sunday afternoon in
the church for their monthly
Monthly business meeting of
the church Thursday evening,
May 8, at 8:00.
DRIVERS UCENSE RENEWALS
An item of state capital news
that is a small matter, as state
affairs go, has, however, a per
sonal interest angle for 800.000
citizens of Oregon. It is the re
newal of drivers licenses, which
long have been a big headache
for the department of the secre
tary of state. Space and help
are never available to care for
peak loads, and delays cause
complaints and misunderstand
ings. A new law of the 1947 leg
islature is designed to spread
the load over the year by group
ing drivers according to their
present license numbers. A
schedule card has been prepared
that will show a driver what
group he is in and during what
month he must apply for renew
al. The schedule cards will be
available from city and county
peace officers, service stations
and other convenient places to
be announced in advertisements
in daily and weekly newspapers.
A meeting of the governor's
safety council held this week at
the capital was attended by
members from over the state
who showed a warm interest in
promoting corrective education
in safe driving. Robert Glenn, of
Corvallis, was elected chairman
upon the resignation of Secre
tary of State Robert S. Farrell Jr.
who announced he was schedul
ed to leave for St. Paul to attend
a meeting of the national asso
ciation of secretaries of state.
Farrell is now president of the
association and expects to re
turn to Oregon within a week.
CAPITAL NEWS NOTATIONS
The new $2,250,000 ultra-modern
Oregon coast bridge at North
Bend will be named the C. B.
McCullough bridge in memory
of the late state bridge engineer
who designed the coast bridges.
...The state unemployment ser
vice has only 2,300 full-time
job openings, compared with 3,
657 a year ago, and 9,707 last
September Delman Rondeau
who was killed in a gun battle
at Hood River Saturday was the
seventh member of the state po
lice force to lose his life in line
of duty since 1931, when the
bureau was organized Peti
tions have been printed and are
being circulated for signatures
to put a referendum on the law
(SB 99) which gives privately
owned power sites 20 years se-
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Latest entry in the "what-won't-they-think-of-next" sweepstakes is the
handy gadget illustrated here, euphoniously known at "Spart-Aire,' a
Chevrolet accessory. Designed to "steal" air from the spare tire to inflate
a punctured or slowly leaking flat, this accessory eliminates tire-changing
when within reasonable distance of a service station. Since approximately
90 per cent of all flat tires have leaks so slow that an emergency inflation will
suffice, the new inflator will eliminate most roadside tire changes. It will pipa
half the air from the spare, and a few pounds from each of the other tires, tf
necessary. Women drivers, especially, will appreciate this new convenience.
curity from being acquired by
PUD's. The bill was passed over
Governor Snell's veto.
CORNETT ACTING GOVERNOR
During the absence of Gover
nor Earl Snell in San Francisco,
where he is attending a Pacific
coast conference on inter-gov
ernment relations. President of
the Senate Marshall Cornett is
functioning as governor. His
first executive act was to an
nounce his approval of "National
Home Demonstration" week, May
4-10, when demonstration clubs
throughout the nation will pre
sent special programs to ac
quaint the public with the type
of educational work which they
MAY GET CAMP WHITE
There remains a chance that
Camp White hospital near Med
ford will be acquired by the
state of Oregon. The decision
rests with General Robert M. Lit
tlejohn, chief of the war assets
administration, who has been
asked to freeze the property un
til arrangements for state ow
nership may be arranged. State
Senator Lew Wallace of Port
land piloted a bill through the
legislature providing for state
acquisition. The bill was veto
ed by Governor Snell. A group
of veterans organization officials
and labor leaders have joined
Wallace in a movement to put
an initiative measure on the bal
lot at the May 1948 primary el
ection which would, if adopted
direct the state board of control
to take over Camp White as a
MORE DAMS ADVOCATED
The steady increase in flood
damage in the Willamette val
ley was emphasized during a
hearing on Willamette valley
projects before government en
gineers at the capital this week
Three floods on the Willamette
river in 1943, 1945 and 1947
resulted in property damage
amounting to $23,00,000, said
Colonel O. E. Walsh, district en
gineer of the Portland district
Not only are floods getting to
be more frequent but with the
development of the valley there
is more property to be damaged
He said in addition to flood con
trol, the projects would benefit
navigation, aid abatement of
river pollution, provide irriga
tion of a large area of land and
also provide recreational facili
ties for people of the state. An
addition of two more dams to
the project was advocated, one
on the Rickreall creek in Polk
county to protect the water sup
ply of Dallas and the other on
the Molalla river to prevent de
struction of farms and highways.
from Heppner and Lexington at
tended the dedication of the hall
at lone last week.
stands for myriads of different m .
things.. .but this month of May it JoZltCl
Remember Mother on Mother's Day, May 1 1
... to buy her an attractive present as evidence
of your love. She will be pleased at your thought
fulness. If you would like to give Mother something in jewelry,
we have many lovely personal jewelry items at prices you
can afford to pay. Come in and see us and buy your gift
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry Repair!
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building. Willow Street
Veterans of Foreign J. O. TURNER
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kind of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 41S Jones St
Turner, Von Marter
P. W. MAHONEY
Attorney at Law
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
OK Rubber Welders
FRANK ENGKRAF, Prop.
First class work guaranteed
Located in the Kane Building
North Main St. Heppner, Ore.
Make Mother's Day really her day. ... her day to rest
while you carry on . . . her day to go wherever she desires
... a day topped off with a lovely gift of something she
has always wanted.
Our extensive gift stock will make it easy
for you to make a selection.
Perfumes are appropriate for any occasion-Lady in the
Dark by Dorothy Gray . . . Chantilly, by Houbigant . . .
Spellbound, and Blue Sapphire, by Lynette . , . Black
Magic, by Bombi anyone of these will please her.
Nylon Hairbrushes -- 2.50 to 10.00
Rcvlon and Peggy Sage Sets -- 1.50 to 2d. 00
Wide assortment of Copper Figurines and Vases . . .
Billfolds by Enger-Kress . . . Box Chocolates . . .
Mother's Day Cards
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Phelps Funeral Hoitu Jack A. Woodhafl
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Licensed Funeral Directors . .
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore
Phone 2312 Heppner
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dUcu
sion, please brina before
Abstract fir Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Box 82, Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
rhysician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Rea. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nursa Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stairs L O. O. F. Bids
Housi; calls made
House Phone 2583 Office 2572
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowsti Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointment,
or call at shop.
Beds available by reservation.
W. P. BROWNE, M.D.
Thysician & Surgeon
5 K Street Phone 952
Remember MOT HER
with her favorite Flowers
Flowers Tell Your Story
The Flower Shop
For Immediate Delivery
Hardwood Flooring in
1 Vzx 2 V4 widths oak & maple
Stock Size Windows & Doors
Roofing & Siding
in Wallpaper & Paints
& Venetian Blinds
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.