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    4-Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Sept. 11, 1947
manship that will come In handy at future fairs.
I Those who did win had to be good showmen a
Erecting Improvements in Service
Western railroad managements have been ac
cused of slowing down freight movement through
schedules whereby trains over the various lines
from the coast to Chicago require identical hours.
The allegation is that there is a lack of compe
tition which would make the lines struggle to
shorten the time which, in a large measure,
would relieve the car shortage.
There m.iy be some merit to this charge, yet
in the light of an announcement released this
week by the Union Pacific System, an effort is
being made by that line to remedy not only the
car shortage but to improve rail transportation
service in general. The Union Pacific reports a
$6,000,000 program for extension of centralized"
traffic control between Salt Lake City and Cal
lente, Nevada, a distance of 329 miles. The new
installation will connect with a 300-mile stretch
of CIV in operation for two years between Cal
iente, Nevada and Daggett, California, providing
the Union Pacific with the longest mileage of
CTC ever installed, 629 miles from Salt Lake City
to Daggett.
. In addition to the CTC territory from Daggett,
California, to Caliente, Nevada, at present the
longest installation in the world, Union Pacific
also operates CTC between Pocatello and Glenns
Ferry, Idaho, a distance of 160 miles; a "S mile
CTC system between Rieth and La Grande, and
100 miles of CTC between La Grande and Hunt
ington. Centralized traffic control is regarded by rail
road men as one of the most revolutionary rail
road improvements. It provides from 60 to 80
per cent efficiency of double track railroad. Gen
erally, train hours or time of trains in transit,
are cut 26 per cent, train speed is increased 36
per cent, and seven out of ten possible train de
lays are eliminated. Operation under written
train orders or operating timetables are not need
ed. Instead, CTC permits continuous flow of traf
fic under dispatchers who have constant, instant
aneous control of all train movements, but who
operate trains hundreds of miles away by remote
control through finger-tip manipulation of swit
ches and block signals.
Persons familiar with the Union Pacific Sys
tem's lines will recognize that CTC installations
have been made in districts presenting the worst
traffic bottlenecks. By stepping up the flow of
traffic in those sections much time has been sav-l
ed beween Portland and Chicago and apparently
it is the aim of the company, as expressed by its
president, G. F. Ashby, "to make Union Pacific
properties the most modern and efficient in Am
erican railroading."
A Fine Beginning
well as possess fine animals and so good were
the top three that the judge admitted it was one
of the hardest tasks he had performed to decide
the first, second and third place order.
Not all glory is due the 4-H beef club, as there
were adult exhibitors with stock that would rank
well at other shows. Due to a housing shortage
for livestock, numerous growers did not bring in
animals for the show. The fair board plans to
remedy this deficiency before the next fair and
all growers will be urged to bring in their best.
Happy over the outcome of this year's fair, the
fair board is looking forward to improvements to
the grounds, the addition of buildings as far as
present cramped space will permit, and other
wise developing the project to make a permanent
set up in which the citizens of the county will
take great pride.
The 1947 Morrow county fair is history and
from comment coming in from all sides it was a
pronounced success. In reality, it was more of a
success than the fair board and the people at
large had anticipated, for enthusiasm and plea
sure were manifested on all sides.
Greatest pleasure, perhaps, is experienced by
those who participate in making the fair the
exhibitors. While the displays were not large in
number they were of high order, drawing favpr
able comment from the judges as well as vis
itors. It was proof that almost every garden and
orchard, when properly tended, produces some
thing worthy of exhibition. The same holds true
with regard to cooked foods, canning, needlework
and kindred lines. Morrow county folk are, or
can become, just as proficient as the people of
other counties. All it requires is a place for them
to display their wares, and the fair provides that
outlet for them.
As at most fairs, the livestock exhibit was of
great interest to everybody. Highest praise is due
the 4-H beef club for the splendid showing of
young stock at the fair. While all could not win
prizes, the youngsters gained knowledge in show
They Did A Good Job
Whether one is a rodeo fan or not, it must be
admitted that the men putting on the show, the
directors and their helpers and the rodeo talent,
worked hard to make the 1947 show one of the
best ever. If the rodeo did not quite live up to
expectations it may be due to the fact that other
places not too far distant from Heppner were
having shows at the same time, and some of
these places are in position to offer larger purses,
an inducement not overlooked by top hands in
counting up their season's take. The boys who
did appear here worked hard and took long
chances with the tough horses and cattle provid
ed by Harley Tucker. There were thrills and
spills, and that is what many cash customers
like to see.
It is the belief of some observers that an ef
fort should be made to localize the stock and
performers, or at least hire less ferocious horses
and cattle. Until the Heppner show can put up a
purse that will draw more of the big time per
formers, it is contended, the boys that do sign
up here should have a better break. Be that as it
may, several of the lads took bad spills over the
week end but their spirit was not broken and
they were up and away Monday morning for the
next show.
There is always one feature of the Rodeo upon
which the public is agreed. That is the parade.
Rodeo parades are always good and the 1917
event was outstanding, particularly in the num
ber and quality of riding stock. There was a lack
of floats but those entered were tops.
Mrs. Clara nee Hayes
Lexington looked like a desert
ed town over the week end as
almost everyone went to Hepp
ner to celebrate the Rodeo. The
parade was made especially in
teresting for folks of this com
munity as a Lexington float won
first prize. The float was built
by the members of the Amlcltla
School started here Monday,
Sept. 8.
Bohbv Davidson was guest of
honor at a theater party Friday
evening, Sept. 5. The occasion
was the fifth birthday ol Bobby.
New Skating Schedule
Until further notice, the skating rink at the
Fair Pavilion will be open on
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday evenings from
7:30 to 10 o'clock
Tom Loyd
to climb a
telephone pole
Ont move at a time is the best advice, any
telephone lineman will tell you. While you're
moving your feet upward and setting your gaffs,
concentrate on the job of climbing safely. After
reaching the working level, place your safety
scrap in position around the pole and make sure
it is properly engaged with the body belt. Then
lean back in your safety belt and go to work.
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But It takes practice . . . and here's where the
telephone linemen get it at one of our 20 spe
cial training schools on the Coast. In two years,
5,000 new craftsmen, nearly all of them war
veterans, have learned the ABC's of pole climb
ing st these schools . . . more men than we've
ever trained before in a similar period.
Ntw Waiting Dollar! . . . Million of
pew dolUrt needed to build buildings
end. buy new equipment to meet the
public di mind (or more telephonei and
mot tervicc do nut come from tele-
They've joined 20,000 plant telephone men
in the big job of catching up with the West's
tremendous growth. More than a million miles
of wire will be placed this year as a part of that
job ... a new record. We're going ahead as
rapidly as we can to bring you an expanding,
improving telephone service.
phone bills. New dollars come from
people who are willing to put their sav
in);! into the business. We mult ears
enough to attract these new working
From Heppner Gazette Times
Sept. 13, 1917
Fifth annual Morrow county
fair opens its doors to public to-
day, according to W. W. Smead,
Tash and Akers is the name
of a new firm of hardware mer
chants who made their bow to
the public the first of the week.
Governor James Withycombe
will address the Fair visitors
Saturday. Morrow county feels
honored to have the governor as
a guest for the day.
The maximum price that will
be paid for wool by the govern
ment has been fixed at 50 cents
a pound to growers in the vicinity.
A marriage license was issued
this week to Ivor Nelson of
Gooseberry and Miss Leslie Max
well of Irngon.
Chas. Thomson stopped a run
away Tuesday afternoon when
the buggy team belonging to
Wm. Pleiss dashed madly up
Main street and grabbed one of
the animals by the bridle.
Every time there is a copious
rainfall in Morrow county a
front page item in the Portland
Oregonian announces a cloud
burst at Heppner. It seems
Heppner cannot live down the
bad effects of an old disaster.
When a genuine calamity, hap
Dens, then let's tell it, but when
a rain falls that does not soak
up the streets enough to keep
the dust settled lor m nours,
then let's keep it under our hats.
We have been suffering from
over-exaggeration on this cloud
burst business about long en
ough. D. J. Shelleck has arrived in
the city to take over the posi
tion of head miller with the
Heppner Milling Co. The Hepp
ner mill expects to start grind
ing flour in the near future.
Thos. Brennan returned the
first of the week from an exten
sive trip over the northwest.
The trip was made in company
with Carl Rhea and Claud Sloan
of Echo.
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Fred W. Falconer increased
his sheep flocks by the purchase
of 18,000 ewes. He expects to
begin next year as one of the
largest flockmasters in Oregon.
Winifred Zinter of lone and Mr.
Truman Messenger Jr. of Lex
ington. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Haycroft
of College Place, Wash., were vis
iting in Lexington the fore part
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan
have returned from a visit to Kel
so, Wash.
Earl Lacey of Walla Walla was
a Saturday guest at the Cecil
Jones home.
Don't forget the public rental
library now operating in the I.
O. O. F. hall. It's open on Tues
days from 4 to 6 and Saturdays
from 2 to 4, and the public is
urged to visit it.
Mr. and Mrs. Dit Wamer and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Ten small guests and Bobby Gillum o( Portland spent the lat
were escorted to Heppner to the
show by Mrs. Davidson and
Mrs. Roger Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and
son Kenneth of Portland were
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George Peck. They came up to
take in the Rodeo. The Millers
are former residents of Lexing
ton. The Lexington Community
church will be the scene of the
wedding Friday evening of Miss
token or other assumed value,
The law is broad and covers all
persons playing or conducting
such devices or card, dice or oth
er games of chance where the
pay-off involves anything of
value. Attorney General Neuner
who issued the mandate empha
sized the section of the law which
sets forth the duty otthe district
attorney, sheriff, constable, town
marshall or city police to enforce
the law under penalty of mis
demeanor. The licensing of any
gambling is prohibited by the
law. '
ed said, 'The Taft-Hartley law
is basically sound and is a move
to return the unions to the work
ter part of last week visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Warner.
Jack Miller, who has been
working here this summer, has
left for his home in Portland.
He will attend Oregon State col
lege this fall.
Mrs. Harry Dinges has been
seriously ill with dust pneumon
ia the past week but is much im
proved now.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Padberg
spent the week end in Lewiston,
Mrs. Cliff Yarnell was hostess
at a pinochle party at her home
Tuesday evening. There were
three tables of pinochle with
Mrs. Eldon Padberg winning
high prize,
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davidson
have moved to their new home
in Heppner.
Miss Ruthann Acklen has re
turned to her home in Grants
Pass, after spending a few weeks
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Oregon farmers should become
more market minded.
This is the admonition of M,
W. Baker, Washington, D. C, as
sistant director of the fruit and
vegetable branch of the U. S.
department of agriculture, who
this week visited the state agri
culture department.
Oregon fruit and berry grow
ers ranked high in the nation
last year with a gross income of
$64,093,000. California ranked
first, Florida second, Washing
ton third, Michigan fourth and
Oregon fifth. The rankings were
based on all fruits, including
citrus. The three Pacific coast
states accounted for five eighths
of the national total of farm
receipts from fruits which am
ounted to $1,674,796. Oregon rank
ed second to Louisianna in the
production of strawberries. Of
the five ranking states Oregon
stood second in prune produc
tion; third in pear production.
and fourth in the production of
apples and cherries.
Oregon would rank higher In
fruit and vegetable incomes if
more attention were given to
processing, packaging and pric
ing to provide competent prof
its for producer and distributor.
"Oregon farmers, Baker said,
must learn to become outstand
ing merchandisers if they hope
to capture eastern markets with
the states tremendous iruit
croo. In Oregon there is a great
lack of understanding on the
part of producing growers, par
ticularly of fruits, as to the con
dition in which their products
arrive at their destination.
He suggested that producers
conduct a consumer advertising
campaign in the east, and then
back up the campaign with
good quality produce.
A "Draft Eisenhower for Pres
ident league" formed in Wash
ington, D. C, last week lost no
time in establishing Pacific
coast headquarters in San Fran
Cisco this week.
A new third party was launch
ed last week in Los Angeles. It
is pledged to back Henry A. Wal
lace for president in 1918. The
party plans to put a complete
delegation in the field pledged
for Wallace and the continua-j
tion of the Roosevelt policies.
Senator and Mrs. Robert A.;
Taft will arrive in Gearhnrt Fri
day morning, September 26. Re-1
ceptlons, banquets, a football!
game, speaking engagements and i
party huddles will consume the
senator's time in Oregon. Thir-!
ty-six newspaper and magazine j
writers, Columnists, photograph-1
ers and radio announcers will
accompany the Taft party. i
Senator and Mrs. Wayne Morse;
and their three young daughters
spent two days last week attend
ing the Oregon stale fair at Sa
lem. The senator spoke at the
Salem high school auditorium
Friday night, scolded some of
the Oregon newspapers for what
he termed distortion of the news.
He declared, "We cannot walk
out of Europe, for if we do Rus
sia will walk in... the foreign
policy of the U. S. must be bi
partisan." Walter Norblad, congressman
from the first district of Oregon,
who is a member of the armed
services committee, which is the
merged army and navy commit
tee, will leave by air for the
Pacific islands September 20 to
study military facilities in Ko
rea. The congressman spent sev-
Armed with an opinion by
Oregon's attorney general to the
effect that state registration fees
for aircraft will be in lieu of
tirnnertv tax. the Oregon board
of aeronautics is urging owners, Mrs- Harry Dinges.
of aircraft to register their planes
to relieve themselves of the ne
cessity of paying personal pro
perty tax. The board is advis
ing pilots to register under the
law enacted by the 1947 legis
lature, W. M. Bartlett, director,
declared. The registration law
became effective July 1.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Dunham
were Portland visitors Friday
and aSturday of last week. Mrs.
Dunham was soloist at the mar
riage of Miss Glynn Matteson
and Kenneth Starr which took
place at 6 p. m. Saturday in the
First Methodist church.
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Moments . . .
or When the Gang Takes Over
Every district attorney in the
state received a mandate this
week from the newly created
state department of Justice to
immediately stop operation of
all slot machines, pinball games,
punchboards and every pay-off' eral days at the Oregon State
device, whether for coin, slug,! Fair last week, when interview-
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Harry Owen's Hawaiian Melodies
Kostelanetz Favorites
Tschaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite
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Come to the MORROW COUN
TY CLEANERS for "lneUnt"
Berrice. Remember t a m m e t
dreuM and inlU hould be
cleaned before etorlng. We
guarantee quality aenrUe. If
yon have your winter clothee in
itoraf e . , . get them out before
the ruth.
Morrow County
Heppner phone 2633 Oregon
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