Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, October 09, 1947, Page 2, Image 2

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    2-Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, October 9, 1947
Fire Prevention Week
As this U tuTltten a nice shower of rain is (ail
ing and It would seem almost out of order to
bring up the matter of fire prevention, and per
haps the subject would not be under discussion
were It not that the calendar says this is "fire
prevention w(k." And fire prevention week was
Instituted to bring to the public mind the tre
mendous annual toll taken by the red demon, a
toll In human life and property that staggers the
If fire should strike a town the size of Pendle
ton, for example, and wipe out all the human
life therein, we would be shocked beyond mea
sure. Yet, the number of lives taken each year
in this country by fire almost equals the number
of people included in the population of Pendle
ton. The shock is somewhat lessened by the fact
that the deaths are not concentrated in one area
but are scattered over these entire United States.
Loss of life resulting from fires has averaged
10,000 persons annually for the past ten years.
Property loss has steadily increased since 1934,
reaching a total of $561,487,000 in 1946, and it
now appears that unless prompt action is taken
to reduce this needless waste the figures for
1947 will be much greater. Actually the losses for
the first three months of 1947 approximate $193,
862,000. A paragraph from the report of the President's
conference on fire prevention has this to say rel
ative to the national fire losses:
"Even a nation as prodigiously endowed with
natural resources and with the wealth and econ
omic stability of the United tSates cannot con
tinue to absorb, without permanent impairment,
the profligate loss year after year of a half-billion
dollars in Irreplaceable material resources.
In an era such as the present, when there is a
universal scarcity of nearly every commodity
needed to feed, clothe and shelter not only our
own people but the starving and war-torn world
about us as well, the destruction becomes not
only more tragic but completely inexcusable."
To combat this fearful waste, the conference
incorporated the essentia! features into six com
mittees, designated as follows: Building con
struction, operation and protection; fire fighting
services; fire prevention education; laws and law
enforcement; research, and organized public sup
port. As these committees get into action the
public will be apprised of their plans and pro
gress. In the meantime, it is just as well to keep
in mind the dangers involved in carelessness
about fire and that each and every one of us act
as a committee of one to do everything in our
power to reduce this appalling loss of life and
The publishers and staff feel gratified at the
interest taken by friends and patrons of the Gaz
ette Times in our new office and general shop
arrangement. Callers were numerous Monday
evening at our little housewarming and observ
ance of National Newspaper week, making for a
pleasant social occasion. We are sorry that many
more did not call during the evening, as prepar
ations were ample, and we hope that by next
year we will be in position to make a more dis
tinct effort in calling attention of the public to
the part the newspapers play in our everyday
life. To those of our friends who have not visited
the office since the "revolution" we want to say
that the latchstring is always on the outside and
we will be ready to greet you.
The tax problems of state and
federal governments were hit
from all directions by tax ex
perts at a meeting in Chicago
last week which Governor Earl
Snell attended as a member of
the executive committee of the
national governor's conference.
The state-federal meeting ad
opted resolutions, which were
endorsed by Governor Snell, rec
ommending that the federal gov
ernment reduce excise taxes as
soon as possible, amend inherit
ance and estate taxes to provide
more equitable division between
povernrient and state, relinquish
the states and federal tax on
From Heppner Gazette Times
Oct 11, 1917
McCullough Bros, sold their
stock ranch on upper Willow
Mrs. J. E. Berwick died at the' creek consisting of 5700 acres to
Heppner sanatorium Oct 10 atjMyles Martin and Irvin Kuns
the age of 39 years. 1 man of Moro.
This year's school enrollment
shows 315 as against 273 a year
ago, an increase of about 15 per
Furnished housekeeping
rooms for rent. Mrs. W. E. Wal
bridge. The teachers' annual institute
Perfectly Done!
MEN : Your finest shirts are expertly cleaned and
pressed . . they have that good-as-new
look when we are ready to deliver them.
The same thing goes for women's garments
-dresses, coats and other articles. And
men's suits and overcoats have a freshly
tailored appearance when they are return
ed to you. That accounts for the fact that
we are so busy we can't take a day off to
go hunting.
Heppner Cleaners r Dyers
For Your Winter
Count on well-tailored
sports clothes to see you
smartly through Winter!
See them NOW!
Pretty wool dresses,
smooth suits, coats,
warm bright casuals,
all so new looking
. . . and priced right.
Norah's Shop
for Morrow county will be held
in Heppner beginning next Mon
day morning.
To our patrons: On Friday of
each week, the Palace Hotel will
offer a meatless bill of fare, in
response to Herbert Hoover's re
quest tor one meatless day each
Mrs. J. H. Cox and daughter,
Miss Vivian Cox, departed for
Portland Monday where they will
spend the week.
Fifteen cents a quart for milk
is facing Portland and Tacoma.
Madras will vote Oct. 22 on a
$5,500,000 bond issue for a rec
lamation project.
Threshing of the 1917 crop in
Morrow county is about done.
Here and there are a few parties
who are somewhat isolated and
have been unable to get a ma
Dr. A. D. McMurdo returned
from Portland Monday evening
after an absence of several days.
No little excitement was caus
ed in lone on Friday when the
barn on the Frank Holmes pre
mises was destroyed by fire, of
unknown origin.
J. A. Troedson of Morgan has
purchased a quarter section of
land lying adjacent to his place,
from J. A. Johnson of California.
The consideration was $2500.
The entire student body of
Heppner high school was taken
on a jaunt to the mountains in
the vicinity of Slocum's mill on
Friday afternoon. Some incon
venience was experienced by
blowouts and other automobile
rick's church will hold a food
and apron salebeginning at 11
a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the
Pacific Power & Light Co. of
fice. 29c
employers levied to cover expen
ses of the state employment se
curity programs. The states
would assume responsibility for
administration of this program.
Congress should act quickly to
correct the income tax inequities
between states which have and
those who do not have commun
ity property laws. The states
should avoid tax fields which
are peculiarly adaptable to fed
eral uses, and must cease rely
ing upon the federal government
to do things for them and their
citizens which they can do as
well, or better than, the federal
government. The last resolution
was supported by lumber and
commercial fishing interests.
Representing the federal gov
ernment were members of the
senate and house tax commit
tees. The meeting also endors
ed reduced government expenses
and reduction of the national
The state supreme court, re
versing Circuit Judge Frank J.
Lonergan of Portland, upheld
this week the state liquor com
mission's order which suspended
the restaurant liquor license of
Joseph and Croce Casciato, who
operate the Rio Villa in Portland.
Judge Lonergan had canceled
the commission s suspension or
der on grounds that the commis
sion abused its discretion. The
commission had suspended the
license on grounds the establish
ment sold to minors and permit'
ted minors to loiter about the
The high court decision, by Jus
tice Percy Kelly, holds that the
commission acted within its
rights in suspending the license.
That tax return you toiled over
so many days and nights may
end up in the kitchen sink. Skel
etons may come out of closets
to grin at your bookkeeping, and
because in their day they never
had to report much less pay
a tax on their income.
It is all about the crowded con
dition of the state's income tax
division. All state offices are
crowded but none so elbowroom
less as the income tax depart
ment. The only relief in sight
is to let the department have
ex!ra room in two old Salem res
idences just across the street
from the Capitol. The state owns
the houses but can't build just
The commission is losing many
thousands of dollars in tax rev
enues each, year because it lacks
working space for more auditors
and clerical help.
In most local labor disputes
the Oregon mediation board will,
in the future, assume the role of
conciliator. State Labor Commis
' sioner W. E. Kimsey reported af
ter conferring with federal com
missioners on charges in the U.
S. service under the Taft-Hartley
The state board is being re
vived by the governor to resume
the work taken over ten years
ago by the federal agency. Re
gional "directors of the federal
service informed Kimsey the U.
S. office will continue to han
dle some rases until the state
board is operative. Only cases
involving major interstate com
merce problems will be handled
Property valuations in every
county in Oregon were raised j
this year and will be used fori
tax levying purposes. . . . Rep. I
Harris Ellsworth who Injured aj
heel bone while touring Germany'
will arrive home next week....!
Entry permits are still required
in Rogue River, Ochoco and Des
chutes national forests and small
tracts in Jackson, Klamath, Des
chutes, Crook and Wheeler coun
ties Former Georgia Gov. Ar-
nail's stand for lowering the vot
ing age to 18 years started a let
ter writing campaign from Eu
gene where he spoke last week.
. .Oregon property assessments,
exclusive of utilities, for the year
1947 topped the billion dollar
mark for the first time in the
state's history, aggregating $1,-057,421780
Rom where I sit - ly Joe Marsh
How to Tell
You're Getting Old
Doc Walters gave me this for
mula: It's a sure-firs sign you're
gettlnf old when you resent other
people htvinf a good time.
And the Doe means it hasn't
much to do with age. There are old.
folks in our town who get a big
kick out of aeeing other people en
joy themselves seems to keep
them young in spirit, with a
twinkle In their eyes I
And there are some others who
resent the young folks going fish
ing; who feel that community
games snd dances sre just a waste
of time; or who criticise temperate
people for enjoying a mellow glass
of beer with friends.
They're often well-intentioned
folks, too. But from where I sit, the
minute we criticiie our neighbors
for enjoying wholesome pleasures
like a game pf horseshoes, a
glass of beer, or an afternoon's
fishing it's s sure sign we're
growing old (in spirit anyway) no
matter what our age is.
High School
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If you're between 17 and 34 you may
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few. Then If qualified, you're assured
of being sent to the appropriate spe
cialist school after enlisting and upon
completion of your basic training. Your
course at the specialist school will
equip you for a rewarding career! It
puts you in line for rapid promotions
with higher pay, advanced technical
training, and perhaps a commission.
American Legion
OCT. 1 1
Admission $1.00, tax included
Cooked Foods, Farm
Products and miscel
laneous articles,
8:30 P. M.
Rhea Creek Grange
A dance will follow the
Electric Heaters
The ideal way to add the necessary warmth to the
bathroom, or breakfast nook these chilly fringes
of the day. ...
We offer you an interesting choice of heaters, ranging
in price from
$7.50 to $37.35
Trilmont no-glow black heat . . .
Kord . . Hytemp . . Norma
and Electric Steam Radiator
A size and price to fit your needs.
Case Furniture Company
Perfect Ti mmg
The owner of a Croton watch, wherever timing is of
the essence, has faith in the Jeweler who has sold it
. . . and for excellent reason.
The Jeweler has developed good faith in Croton-a'
name on many wrists in many places-where style and
perfect timing are appreciated. Croton Watches
Nationally Advertised in leading magazines.
So Much
When you se. th. new Curie. Suits ior fall and
winter, you will agree that so much distinction
could only result from superior skill in styling,
in workmanship, in the careful selection of ma
terials. We know you are going to like these
suits that you will want to select from our offer
ings th. clothing for your fall and winter ward
robe. Her. ar. smart masculine styles modern
without being extreme which give you th. com
fortable assurance of always looking your best.
Her. ar. fin. quality woolens, selected in the
season's latest patterns. Here is workmanship
such as you'r. been used to seeing in clothing
of considerably higher price range. And work
manship whiph builds comfortable fit and lasting
wear into .very garment and you have totalled
up the reasons why each successive season finds
more American men choosing clothes that carry
the Curie, label.
Com. in and see th. n.w Curie. Fall and Winter
Suits which we're recently placed on display.
You will find that every suit in th. line is mod
erately priced. For style, fit and quality for real
distinction you'r. bound to be right if you choose
a Curie. Suit
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The Store of Personal Service