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2-Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, October 1, 1947
Support the Community Chest
Next week the campaign for the community
chest will open in Morrow county. This is more
or less the peace time version of the "war chest"
of a few years ago and funds obtained through
aolicitation of the several communities are dis
bursed through a central agency rather than have
the several beneficiaries canvass on their own.
The community chest is a necessary agency
for providing relief and the method employed In
disbursing the funds is of the most charitable
type. It eliminates much of the publicity usual
ly attendant upon such work, while giving as
surance to donors that the funds are providing
aid to the extent expected.
There will be opportunities provided for each
of us to subscribe to this worthy movement. If
you are not able to wait until called upon by a
solicitor, drop in at the bank and leave your sub
scriptionor you may write your check and mail
In to the bank. In any event. Morrow county
should be counted in the one hundred per cent
class and among the first to report its quota
Turn Out and Vote
Regardless of your opinion on the sales tax,
the important thing in next Tuesday's election,
or any other election, is to turn out and vote. It
is one thing to be for or against a measure and
quite another to make your sentiment known.
If the sales tax wins by a big majority of a small
vote it will not be the expression of the majority
of the people only a majority of those who voted.
The same will be true if the measure is defeated.
There will be no room for complaint by non
voters if the measure goes against them. The
excuse that business prevented some from going
to the polls, or that others were too far away to
get in without taking too much time is not ac
ceptable in the light of good citizenship. There
should be a majority expression next Tuesday
and it will not be obtained by taking the attitude
that "my vote won't make much difference."
We're Paying Sales Taxes!
How many opponents of the sales tax have
ever stopped to think that they, have been paying
sales taxes for many years? If you buy luxury
items you most certainly pay a sales tax and it
is no measly three per cent. You go to a dance
that is advertised "S1.00, tax included," and you
pay eighty-three cents admission and seventeen
cents tax. It is not called a sales tax, but what
else can you make of it? The so-called hidden
taxes are nothing more than sales taxes.
There seems to be something about the name
sales tax that causes a ruffling of feathers
among certain groups and individuals. Yet, day
after day, they go along paying sales taxes under
other names and while they don't enjoy part
ing company with the extra toll, they have been
led to believe that Uncle Sam needs the money
and rich and poor alike, have learned to refrain
from grumbling. These so-called hidden taxes
were not voted directly by the people. They
were imposed by a tax spending administration
that searched every avenue for new funds and
got 'em. Had the government come right out and
said we will impose a three, five, seven, ten, or
any other per cent tax on numerous articles, the
anti-sales tax folk would have fought for their
rights to the last ditch. But they've been paying
sales taxes all these years!
National Newspaper Week
Newspapers of the nation have devoted many
columns to the promotion of national weeks of
one kind and another and it is with some mod
esty that they advertise a week in observance of
the accomplishments and traditions of the press.
This is National Newspaper Week, October 1 to
8, and many newspaper plants throughout the
land are observing it in a manner befitting the
The Gazette Times will keep open house Mon
day evening, October 6, between the hours of 7
and 9. Visitors will be welcome to go through the
plant, ask questions and, if interested, may re
quest that some of the machinery be put in oper
ation. Light refreshments will be served, but this
will not Include printer's pi.
You Pay the Bills
Property owners should know that . . . your
property taxes will be reduced about twenty-two
per cent if the sales tax measure is adopted. (One
half the sales tax revenue MUST be used for that
purpose) . . . Income tax revenue shrinks as
much as ninety per cent during depressions, and
the tax load falls back on property. The sales
tax insures property owners against such disas
ter. . . . Tourists will contribute $2,000,000 an
nually to our treasury if the sales tax is adopted.
Otherwise, YOU will help pay this amount.
Income tax-payers should know that . . . Your
income taxes are automatically lowered if the
sales tax is adopted. This law is already on the
statute books. . . . Your income taxes are auto
matically increased IX the sales tax is rejected.
A more severe schedule reaches down into low
income brackets . now exempt This law is al
ready on the statute books. It applies to this
year's 1947 income taxes.
Farmers should know that . . . Farmers will
benefit most of all from the sales tax, since al
most ninety per cent of Oregon farmers own their
own farms, and thus head the list of the state's
property taxpayers. . . . Every school district in
Oregon will be aided by the sales tax. One-sixth
of the sales tax revenues go direct to school dis
tricts, which enables each district to vote special
levies in like amount without increasing the pre
sent property tax. . . . The sales tax guarantees
old age assistance, by making up whatever is
lacking from delinquent liquor revenues. One
sixth of sales tax revenues is earmarked for that
purpose Extracted from a paid advertisement
by the Oregon Sales Tax Committee.
Heppner's new street lights are a great im
provement over the old ones, in use for many
years. In the first place, the new system places
the light where it is most needed on the side
walks and over parked cars. That is not to say
that they do not light the middle of the street,
but the pedestrian is not in semi-darkness on
the walks or in approaching the line of traffic
in the street. The new lights have definitely im
proved the appearance of Main street and it is
to be hoped that the system may be extended to
include other sections In due time.
Flash floods such as the one which resulted
from a small water spout a few miles south of
Heppner last Thursday afternoon are a warning
of what could happen if a large water spout
struck in the area above the town. We may be
entering another cycle of bad storm years, in
fact, it is not difficult to believe that such is the
case in view of the severe hailstorms and spouts
that have struck during the past summer, and it
might be well to keep in mind the proposed
Heppner flood control dam and inform the army
engineers that we believe such protection not
only is desirable but essential.
Baker has been promised dial phones by 1949,
Where does this place Heppner? We had a cam
paign on for some type of modern telephone ser
vice six or seven years ago.
OREGON OFFICIALS GOOD
If being elected to a high of
fice in a national association of
state officials is the touchstone
of efficiency Oregon's state offi
cers and department heads qual
ify for top place in the nation.
More Oregon state officers hold
positions of prominence than do
those of any other state.
R. H. Baldock, state engineer,
was elected president of the Am
erican Association of State High
way Officials this week. Last
week Oregon's Insurance Com
missioner Seth B. Thompson was
elected president of the Nation
al Association of Insurance Com
missioners. Recently State Tax
Commissioner Earl Fisher was
elected president of the newly
organized Western States Tax
Administrators association. Chief
Justice George Rossman is vice
president of the American Jud
icature society. He is chairman
of the section of administrative
law of the American Bar associ
ation. Governor Earl Snell is a
past president of the American
Association of Motor vemcie Ad
ministrators. The governor also
is a member of the executive
committee of the governor's con
ference. Robert S. Farrell Jr.,
secretary of state, was secretary
treasurer of the American Asso
ciation of Motor Vehicle Admin
istrators in 1946-7 and was pres
ident of the National Association
of Secretaries of State, 1946-7.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Rex Putnam is now presi
dent of the National Council of
Chief State School Officials. L.
O. Arens was president of the
International Association of In
dustrial Accident Commissioners,
1945-6. Ervin L. Peterson, sec
retary and director of the depart
ment of agriculture is a vice-
president of the National Asso
ciation of Directors of Agricul
ture. Real Estate Commissioner
Claude H. Murphy is a past pres
ident of the National Association
of Licensed Law Officials. State
Forester N. S. Rogers is a mem
ber of the executive committee
of the National Association of
S108.054 III PRIZES
TO BE AWARDED AT P. L
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CAUTION AT STREET
CROSSINGS AND NEAR
SCHOOLS IS URGENT
Well over a quarter of a mil-
throughout the state, Secretary
of State Robert S. Farrell Jr. has
emphasized in a special plea for
1 driving caution at these loca-
lion Oregon school children are tions.
crowding street and highway School officials expect "no de
crosswalks as schools re-open crease" from last year's grade
For Sale-At Great
Necessary pieces of "standard equip
ment" for students of all ages.
These desks have one wide draw
er in the center and open book
shelves on one side in either
dark or light finish. ... A bar
gain. You'll want to avail your
self of one.
SEE OUR NEW
practical, handsome, graceful
. . . just right for the desk.
They range in price from
Case Furniture Co.
and high school enrollment of
254,754, Farrell reported, under
scoring the acute accident haz
ard ,at crosswalks and school
"Automobile traffic is heavier
than ever this year," he pointed
out. "With streets carrying rec
ord loads of cars, it is vital that
every driver make a special
point of observing school zone
warning signs and speed limits
If we are to prevent a particu
larly tragic loss of life."
The Oregon motor vehicle code
provides for a set speed limit of
20 miles an hour at school
grounds and crosswalks when
children are going to and from
school and during recess per
iods. Fifteen- miles an hour is
the top speed for passing school
busses that are loading or un
Mrs. Joe Hughes, deputy coun
ty assessor, will leave Saturday
afternoon for Portland and Mc
Minnvllle to spend a week. This
is vacationing time In the as
sessor's office and W. O. Dix
plans to take off on Oct. 16 to
attend the convention of the as
sessors to be held Jn, Portland
Mrs. Mugness motner, Mrs. ui
lve B. Bassett of Long Beach
Cal., is due to arrive in Portland
Saturday evening for a visit of
several weeks in Oregon.
The 4-H boy above is shown "leading" away his priie calf
which he captured in last year's Pacific International Livestock
Exposition calf-scramble. The calf is worth $85. This year 110 calves
have been purchased for the 1947 stock show competition. The P.
L is scheduled for October 3-1 lth.
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK
In calling attention to Nation
al Newspaper Week, October 1
to 8, Governor Earl Snell saio.
The newspapers of America, c
tr since colonial days, have per
formed outstanding service to
freedom by the publication of
the news without fear or favor."
An increase in express rates
together with an upward adjust
ment of rates on commutation
tickets has been granted Oregon
Motor Stages by George H. Flagg,
public utilities commissioner.
Under Flagg's order round trip
tickets at 180 per cent of adult
one-way fares; 10-ride commuta
tion books at 10 rides for the
cost of seven adult one-way fares
and 40-ride scholars commuta
tion books at 40 rides for the
cost of 20 adult one-way lares.
The company is required to pub
lish the new rates which will be
come effective on 10 days' not
ice, according to the order.
Flagg has also complied with
the application of the Linn coun
ty Telephone company for an an
nual boost of $39,911.95. The new
rates are similar to those grant
ed several other small districts
in the state. The granted rates
will become effective October 1.
SCHOOL HEADS MEET
The annual conference of Ore
gon school administrators will
be held at Salem October 6 to 9,
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction Rex Putnam announ
ced this week. The conference in
cludes the annual meetings of
the associations of city superin
tendents, county superintendents,
high school principals and Jun
ior high school principals. Speak
ers will include Dr. Virgil Rog
ers of Battle Creek, Mich.: Joe
A. Chandler, of the Washington
State Educational association,
and Dr. Shirley Cooper, Washing
ton, D. C, of the National Educa
Governor Earl Snell this week
announced the appointment of
Dr. Warren D. Smith as a mem
ber of the Oregon Geographic
board, to succeed the late Sena
tor Merle Chessman. Dr. Smith
was retired from teaching this
summer by provisions of the re
cently enacted state retirement
act. He is the author of several
books and articles on geonraph
ic and geological subjects, the
most recent being "Scenic Trea
sure House of Oregon." Ho is a
member of the Pacific Associa
Hon of Geographers.
Governor Snell also announced
the appointment of Stewart
Weiss of Sweet Home and John
Portland, (Special) The rich
est prize list in the history of
Pacific International livestock
expositions is posted for this
year's stock show, October 3-11.
$108,054 will be divided among
exhibitors. That announcement
was made this week by Theo. B.
Wilcox, president. Walter Holt is
manager of the show.
The 1947 list is bigger than
ever before. More exhibits will be
shown, more animals entered in
a greater number of contests, and
a more outstanding exhibition
in every respect is expected than
any of the previous 37 years that
the show has been an annual
The entertainment feature will
be the horse ' show and rodeo.
Nine night shows and four mat
inees are scheduled. Admission
prices have been kept at old lev
elsthey have not been raised.
General admission is at the old
pre-war 50c (plus federal amuse
meat tax) and parking will be
free. Horse show tickets have not
Young people and their work
will be featured again as in the
past This year, for the first time,
Future Farmers of America will
participate as exhibitors. The F.
F. A. will divide the exposition
time and facilities with the 4-H.
$9,808 has been set aside as
prize money for the F. F. A. and
A calf-scramble, most popular
feature of last year's show, will
be repeated again this fall. It
is open to F. F. A. and 4-H mem
bers. $9,350 has been spent for
fine healthy calves. They become
the property of boys who are able
to catch and lead them from the
arena. No professional entertain
ment has ever "rolled the aud
ience in the aisles" as effectively
as the calf-scramble, according
to P. I. officials.
Prize exhibition dairy cows will
be milked in glass cages every
day for the benefit of the general
public. That will be one of the
outstanding and most popular
new features of the exposition,
according to P. I. officials. The
object is to show town folk how
milk is gathered in modern dair
ies and to show practical dairy
men a few new things about
Twenty-eight counties have
signed up to put exhibits on dis
play this year. This is 20 more
than ever entered before.
A big mural scene is being
painted by a Spanish artist for
the Harney county exhibit Other
county exhibits are expected to
be very unusual.
Among other features never be
fore seen at the P. L will be a
miniature, railroad system that
covers the state of Oregon. The
dog show and the poultry show
will be held as usual. The state
corn show will be held at the P.
I. this year as well as a special
barley show, with prizes totaling
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch Jewelry Repalrta
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays Rt
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
O. M. YEAGER
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All kiadf of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 41S Jonee St.
HEPPNER, OREGON -
Turner, Van Marter
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
r W. MAHONEY
Attorney t Lew
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.
Phelps Funeral Horn. Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Licensed Funeral Directon
Phone 1832 Heppner, Ore.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month Dr. L. D. TlDDleS
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Citizens having matters for discus
sion, please bring before
MRS. ELIZABETH HORN
announces opening of
Elizabeth's Beauty Salon
Main Street, Arlington Oregon
30 YEARS AG
From Heppner Gazette Times
October 4, 1917
J. C. Wattenburger disposed of
his property in east Heppner and
expects to leave Heppner in the
Miss Lulu Campbell departed
for Portland Sunday where she
was married to W. C. McCarty of
L. W. Charles, new proprietor
of the lone Independent, was in
A marriage license was issued
Saturday by County Clerk Wa
ters to John B. Kenny and Eliz
Judge Gilbert Phelps was over
from Pendleton and held a short
term of court on Wednesday, tak
ing up some equity business.
Mr. and Mrs. Tilman Hogue
of the upper Gooseberry section
were visitors in Heppner Monday.
Andy Rood and Chas. Jayne
who left Heppner last week to
O'Neill of Portland as members
of the state board of conciliation.
Mr. Weiss will represent employ
ers and Mr. O'Neill will repre
sent labor. The two appointed
members will select a third
member to represent the public.
attend the state fair, are now
touring the Puget Sound coun
O. M. Whittington, south Hepp
ner farmer, was down from his
ranch the first of the week.
Owing to a break in the pump
at the power house, Heppner has
been taking short rations on wa
ter for several days this week.
L. D. Neill, Butter creek farm
er, was doing business in Hepp
ner Saturday. He brought in
supply of luscious tomatoes from
his garden which he disposed of
to local dealers.
Ray Rogers, genial clerk in
charge of men's furnishings de
partment in Minor & Co. for the
past four years, has resigned his
position there and left last Sat
urday for Portland to enlist in
some branch of the army.
Richard Wells has sold his res
idence property on Court street
to wm. Beymer, president: oi ine
Farmers & Stockgrowers Nation
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nash of
Cecil are being congratulated on
the birth of a 7-pound daugh
Grover Curtiss of Rhea creek
left on Friday morning's train
-is the time to have your lawn seeded
-do fall landscaping
-have your garden plowed
-rid your lawn of weeds
See us for advice and estimates
Complete Landscape) Service
Res. Ph. 1162
Office Ph. 403
Abstract & Title Co.
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Office In Peters Building
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Box 82, Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Buildinf
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stjirs L O. O. F. Bld
Housii calls made
House Phone 2383 Office 2572
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
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Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for anointment,
or call at shop.
Beds available by reservation.
W. P. BROWNE, M.D.
Physician & Surgeon
5 K Street Phone 952
for Condon where he Joined oth
ers who have been called to the
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING
Mrs. Richard ' Wells will be
hostess Tuesday evening at her
home to the American Legion
auxiliary. A feature of the meet
ing will be a report on Girls
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Honting guests at the Bruce
Bothwell home this week were
State camp by Joan Hisler and! his two brothers, O. D. and H. F.
Corabelle Nutting, this year's at- Bothwell, and a nephew, Lee
tendants from Heppner. I Bothwell, all of Maupln.
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