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2-Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, October 30, 1947
The Uncertainties Of Life
Three prominent Oregon citizens, in the prime
ol life and with the normal expectancy of at
taining the proverbial three score and ten, set out
to enjoy a few hours of relaxation from official
and business duties in the great bird area of
Lake county. This morning searchers were re
ported within a short distance of the plane in
which Governor Earl Snell, Secretary of State
Robert S. Farre!l Jr. and Marshall Cornett, Klam
ath Falls business man and president of the
Oregon state senate, had left Klamath Falls to
fly to the Warner lakes area in Lake county
where the duck shooting is good. The distance
from Klamath Falls to Adel is not great as the
crow flies and flying time is less than one hour.
Yet In that short space of time tragedy struck
and Oregon was bereft of its three top political
As the first news came over the radio one
could only hope that the pilot, experienced and
careful Cliff Houge, must have found a safe land
ing place somewhere in that vast expanse of for
est The hours moved on and still no word. The
ominous silence turned hope to fear which latest
news dispatches confirmed. Shock and sorrow have
been visited upon four happy homes. An entiie
state is in mourning following this latest dem
onstration of the uncertainty of life.
Rest To Beat TB!
A visitation this week end from the mobile x
ray unit sponsored by the Oregon Tuberculosis
association makes a release on tuberculosis by
the association of particular interest The release
Is a folder titled, "Rest to Beat TB." Some thots
from this treatise may prove of benefit to those
of our readers who possibly may not have re
ceived a copy.
"A person who has tuberculosis needs rest
Rest is the one sure thing on which to build good
health again. There are no short-cuts, no magic
'cures.' Rest is the answer. Other things help,
but there is nothing else in the world that can
take the place of rest
"Rest for the body. Rest for the mind. Rest for
the , sick lung. Three-of-a-kind, all winners
against TB. The odds are all in favor of the pa
tient who rests.
"In the eraly stages, tuberculosis may not make
a person feel sick. It is a great surprise to many
people when a chest x-ray shows up the begin
nings of trouble "inside their lungs. They think
they are prfeectly well. Do they have any pain?
No. Have they lost any weight? No. Usually
they have no fever and, more than likely, no
cough. Perhaps all they notice is feeling a little
"But in those early stages TB is most curable,
if It is treated as soon as it is found and treated
The treatment is rest Rest in bed. Rest in a
sanatorium. Complete rest, plus good food, fresh
air and anything else the doctor orders. When
TB is found late (after a person feels sick and
miserable and perhaps has a bad cough), it
will take much more rest and cost a lot more
money to get him well.
"Don't be too busy, too self-willed, too scared
to listen to your doctor when he says, "Rest is
what you need, right now." Why wait, why gam
ble, when a simple, easy thing like rest can
help you get well and back to what you want to
Much more good advice is contained in the
folder, advice that all should read, but there is
enough meat in the foregoing excerpts to prompt
every person to check in for a chest x-ray when
the mobile unit comes to town.
Objective Nearly Gained
Announcement Wednesday by Charles Luck
man, director of President Truman's food conserv
ation program, that savings already accomplish
ed in the program to provide more grain for Eu
rope has made sufficient progress to warrant
the prediction that the ban on certain products
may be lifted by the end of December is one more
proof of capitalistic efficiency when a demand or
urgent request is made upon the American peo
ple. If the progress has been made at the ex
pense of the American appetites it has not been
in evidence, for our people as a whole look well
fed. Many of us could well do without some of
the eating practices in which we indulge and in
so doing release quantities of good food material
for the use of peoples of other lands who find
themselves in constant want. A little thought
fulness on the part of each individual could eas
ily provide the answer to the European food prob
lem and at the same time remove the necessity
for any kind of a rationing program in this
It has been said that what we Americans waste
would feed the rest of the world. That may be
an exaggeration, but any garbage collector will
tell you that the amount of wasted food hauled
to the dump yard is positively criminal. This is a
form of bad management, or carelessness, that
will inevitably lead to a crisis and in view of the
present world political set-up that won't be heal
thy for these United States. A little frugality
practiced in a time of plenty won't hurt us and it
will lessen the distance our pride will fall if and
when a crisis arrives.
It's funny that a burglar wouldbother to take
money from a safe when there was a locker of
big juicy beefsteaks right at hand.
From the number of names appearing on local
court dockets it would appear that Heppner is in
the throes of a crime wave. It does look a little
drab but conditions are not much worse than
common. We have an alert police force that's
The principal concern of Heppner citizens this
week has been, "Where was I real early Monday
30 YEARS AG
From Heppner Gazette Times
Nov. 1, 1917.
Alva Jones was transferred
from American Lake Monday
and with two other men was
sent to New York.
At the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busch
ke on Rhea creek, occurred the
marriage on Sunday, Oct. 28, of
Anna Buschke to N. H. Fehmer
ling, with Turner B. MacDonald
of Heppner officiating.
John Vaughn and E. G. Noble
are enjoying a big hunt over in
Harney county where they are
getting an abundant supply of
ducks and geese.
Ralph and Harry Johnson have
retired from the butcher busi
ness in Heppner. Owing to the
illness of Mrs. Ralph Johnson,
who is in Walla walla undergo
ing treatment, it was found nec
essary that Mr. Johnson retire
from business here.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Patterson
returned Thursday from an ex
tensive trip which took them as
far as Victoria, B. C, returning
by way of Mt. Rainier and El
Governor Earl Snell this week
appointed a committee of 17 per
sons to promote plans for the
celebration next year of the 100th
anniversary of the organizing of
Oregon territory. The governor
said Oregon should invite Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana and Wy
oming to take part in the cele
bration, since all or parts of
those states were included in the
territory when it was organized
He suggested that, since the
American Pioneer Trails associ
ation will hold Its convention in
Portland August 13 and 14, the
centennial might be held in con
junction with the convention.
Governors representing 11 far
western states, Alaska and Ha
waii will be guests of Oregon
December 12 and 13 in Portland
where they will attend the Wes
tern Governors convention.
States included in the conference
are Arizona, California, Colorado,
Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New
Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washing
ton and Wyoming, and the ter
ritones of Alaska and Hawaii.
SEES NO IMMEDIATE WAR
"It's time we begin to act like
we had won a war," Rear Admir
al Thomas L. Gatch, hero of the
last war, told his home folks in
a Navy Day speech in Salem
"Stop being jittery. Worry kills
more people and nations than
any other one thing. We can lick
Russia and Russia knows it.
There is no danger of immediate
war as long as the United States
maintains armed forces of suf
ficient strength to keep the war
mongers doubtful of their abil
ity to win a shooting war," he
The admiral who has two na
vy crosses for heroism displayed
wnne ne commanded the South
Dakota said he had secured a
license plate for his automobile
that bore a number in the 440,-
OOO's, he remarked that there
were no proletariat in a country
where every family owns an au
tomobile. "Theres nothing ' in
Oregon for Stalin to work on,"
VETERANS FOR EDUCATION
Twenty-two accredited Oregon
colleges have an enrollment of
12,860 veterans who are receiv
ing $65 or more a month, from
the federal veterans' adminis
tration, according to Charles
Langdon, regional director of the
administration. The enrollees of
nearly all of these schools are
double what they were in 1941.
A surprising number of ex
SO SMART . . .
For So Many
The man who selects Curlee Suits
for his wardrobe this fall and
winter has the enviable satisfac
tion of knowing that he is smart
ly dressed and dressed right!
Nor do you have to look far for
the reasons. For nearly fifty
years. Curlee has specialized in
the production of fine men's clo
thing. Through this long experience.
Curlee designers hare developed
a sure touch lor style that is
modern etyle that is masculine
style that is smart without be
ing extreme. But style alone
doesn't tell the story. Comfort is
a quality to be desired by the
best dressed men and comfort
able, easy to fit and drape are
built in to every Curlee Suit by
Craftsmen who give meticulous
attention to every tailoring de
tail. Then there is the matter
of wear, which depends in large
measure on careful selection of
high-grade woolens, linings, and
inner materials; this is another
field in which Curlee's long ex
perience works for your satisfac
tion. Come in and see these Curlee
Suits for Fall and Winter. The
moderate prices of these fine
suits will, we feel certain, prove
an agreeable surprise.
Wilson's Men's Wear
The Store of Personal Service
' THRIVIN6 ON WORK AND THRIFT
America's industrial strength today- thc iomis
of larger production tomorrow- stems from the
THRIFT OF THE PEOPLE AND THE MEANS DEVELOPED IN
1 1, THIS COUNTRY FOR TRANSLATING THAT THRIFT INTO
VrNAMIS. fAK J IL.tr A J ION IN rKOPVCTION, ..!.
1 1 THIS COUNTRY FOR TRANSLATING THAT THRIFT INTO I
J h DYNAMIC PARTICIPATION IN PRODUCTION, '( j
THE POTENTIAL OF ANY ONE FAMILY'S SAVINGS MAY SEEM SMALL,
CUT-WHEN JOINED WITH THE SAVINGS OF OTHER FAMILIES,
THROUGH DIRECT INVESTMENT OR THROUGH LIFE INSURANCE
AND OTHER THRIFT INSTITUTIONS- THEY SUPPLY THE
CAPITAL NEEDED TO SUSTAIN AND TO EXPAND PRODUCTION
M 7HE FORWARD MARCH OF OUR DEMOCRACY.
A prolonged ringing of the
fire bell Tuesday night caused
great excitement. A woodshed
at the Clint Gilliam home burn
ed to the ground and only
prompt worK Dy the tire depart
ment saved their residence and
the Fred Lucas home next door,
A company of hunters consist
ing of Oscar and C. A. Minor,
Willard Herren and Dr. A. D,
McMurdo invaded the confines
of the Blue mountains in the vi
cinity of the Willow creek basin
the last of the week and thev
returned with two bucks to their
Wednesday, Oct. 24 was Food
Conservation day. Students from
Heppner High canvassed the c'ty.
iney met with very few objec
tions to the signing of the cards
for this great work.
Eert Palmateer and his bride
passed through Cecil on the lo
cal Tuesday evening on their
return to their home at Morgan.
irngon jonatnan apples can
be had at all the leading gro
ceries in the county.
tip FOR SHOPPERS
FAMOUS 82ND AIRBORNE
FOR PEACETIME ARMY
A campaign to enlist young
men into the ranks of the fam
ous 82nd Airborne Division, a
part of America's peacetime ar
my, is now under way in Ore
gon, Captain George R. Smith,
officer in charge of the Pendle
ton main station, Army and Air
Force Recruiting service, an
nounced this morning. This drive
is aimed primarily at high school
graduates interested in working
and serving in a seasoned para
A look at the record will reveal
that the 82nd "All American"
has chalked up one of the most
brilliant battle histories of any
Army Division. The highlight of
their career came when they op
erated as the first complete air
borne unit to battle the enemy
in Europe. The division is now
stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C,
and engaged in extensive train
ing. One regiment within the divi-
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry Renoirta.
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kiads of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 41S Jones St.
HEPPNER. OREGON .
Turner, Van Marter
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
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.
Phelps Funeral, Home Jack A. Wood ha 1 1
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for discus
sion, please bring before
GI's swamped colleges and de
partments in 1946. With stream
lined procedures and more ex
perienced help, 800 veterans' au
thorizations a day can now be
cleared when proper and com
plete applications are received.
Some delays have been caused
by slow reports from colleges.
Oregon State college has 4500
veterans, approximately 25 per
cent more than any other school.
ENLARGE STATE PARK
Silver Creek Falls state park
will be enlarged by the gift of
6023 acres adjoining the park
proper. The land will be turned
over to the state "without any
strings attached," according to
Raymond Hoyt, regional lands
director of the national park ser
vice The unit was obtained by
the national park service from
Oregon and California lands div
ision and private purchase. The
land was developed to some ex
tent by WPA crews and was
known as a recreational demon
stration project, one of two set
up in the nation, the other be
ing on Russian river in Califor
nia. CAPITAL MEMORANDA
Arguments closed Monday in
State Public Utilities Commis
sioner Flagg's hearing on P. T.
& T. company's request for an
nual phone rate increases in Or
egon of $2,249,000.... The state
highway commission has approv
ed use of the name of the late
Merle R. Chessman, a former
member of the commission, for
the new ferry boat to operate
between Astoria and Megler,
Wash.... The average wage of
workers covered by state unem
ployment insurance has increas
ed from $206.45 In September
1946 to $232.10 a month this year.
...There were 25 fatal traffic
accidents In Oregon in Septem
ber. ... A court attack on the law
authorizes lowering of income
tax exemptions, as a result of the
defeat of the sales tax, is threat
ened by officials of the Oregon
State Grange and others.
J. Palmer Sorlien, Pastor
Morning worship at the regu
lar hour at 11 a.m., also special
music. Sunday church school at
9:45 a.m. Classes for all ages.
Wednesday, Methodist Youth
Fellowship at 7 p.m. Mrs. Thom
as Wells, counsellor. The Youth
Fellowship meets also at the
Sunday school hour.
Thursday, the church choir
meets for practice at 7 p.m. The
Womans Society of Christian
Service meets the first Wednes
day of each month. This is the
W.S.C.S. week of prayer. They
are meeting each afternoon at
some home for prayer.
November 4, at 7:30 p.m. is
the beginning of our special
meetings with Mr. Ben Larsen,
Illuminator of the Gospel. You
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible school, 9:45; C. W. Bar
low, superintendent; Beverly Yo
com, Junior superintendent; Mrs.
sion that has issued a call for
intelligent, physically fit young
men, is the 505th Parachute In
fantry, which built up as envi
able a war record as the division
itself. Its initial combat jump
was made at Gela, in southern
Sicily, with a follow up at Sal
erno Bay. Later the 505th be
came the first American unit to
liberate a French town during
the Normandy campaign.
This regiment is presently car
rying out detailed training in
winter operations at Pine Camp,
N. Y.; and it is felt that many
qualified young men with am
bition will welcome the oppor
tunity to serve with this regi
ment in all its activities. The
recruiting commander reiterat
ed that any young American
seeking adventure and the
chance to better himself physic
ally and mentally should not
overolok this offer to enlist di
rectly into the 82nd Airborne Di
vision. Not only its battle record but
many other points should be kept
in mind, he pointed out. Airborne
troopers receive fifty dollars a
month in addition to the new
regular army pay and allowan
ces for length of service. This
pay is called parachute Jump pay.
There is also the opportunity to
develop individual skills in gun
nery, mechanics, communica
tions and other fields. USAFI
study courses are a favorite of
the regular army soldier and the
82nd Airborne boasts its share
of personnel studying these in
Interested young men are in
vited to drop in at their nearest
recruiting office and read for
themselves the history and war
record of this crack division.
More complete information on a
direct enlistment to this outfit
may also be secured from Cap
tain George R. Smith, the Army
and Air Forces Recruiting offices,
room 360, Post Office Bldg., In
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Lexington IOOF Hall
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician A Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 403
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stairs L O. O. F. Blda
House, calls made
House Phone 2583 Office 2571
Box 82, Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
. & Finishing
Blaine E. Isom
Ail Kinds of
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apolntment,
or call at shop.
Joe Jewett, primary superinten
dent. Morning worship, 11; com
munion and preaching; sermon
topic, "Proving God."
Evening evangelistic service,
7:30; sermon topic, "What Faith
Choir practice Thursday eve
ning at 7:00.
The monthly business meeting
and fellowship dinner will be
held In the church basement on
Thursday evening beginning at
ALL SAINT SCHURCH
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Church school, 9:45 a.m.
Holy communion, 11 a.m.
Church school fellowship, 6:30
Wednesdays, holy communion,
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC
Schedule of services:
Mass in Heppner on the 1st
and 3rd Sundays at 9 a.m.; 10:30
on the 2nd and 4th.
Mass in lone on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; 2nd
and 4th at 9 a.m.
Mass on the fifth Sunday one
mass only in Heppner at 9 a.m.
Holy days of obligation: Mass
W. P. Browne, M.D.
Physician & Surgeon
Hours 2 to 6 p. m.
5 K Street Phone 952
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
A drivers license examiner is
scheduled to be on duty at the
court house in Heppner Tuesday,
Nov. 4, between the hours of 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. Persons wishing
licenses or permits to drive are
asked to get in touch with the
examiner well ahead of the
scheduled closing hour in order
to assure completion of their ap
plications with a minimum of
Sharks attraced by dead fish
killed by under-water blasting
were like money in the bank to
some Seabees In the forward Pa
cific areas during the war. The
Navy's gun-wielding, Jap-hunting
construction workers would
shoot the scavenging sharks, re
move their backbones, insert a
steel rod in each, polish it and
sell It as a souvenir cane, some
of which sold for as high as $75.
in Heppner at 7:30 a.m.; mass
in lone at 9 a.m.
First Fridays of the month:
Mass in Heppner at 7:30.
Dinner And Quilt Auction
WILLOWS GRANGE HALL
Saturday Evening, Nov. 1
From 6 to 7:30 p. m.
Proceeds will go toward work In the basement of the
Cooperative Church of lone Given by
The Maranatha Club
before bad weather sets in
-Does away with mud, dust and deep
Plenty of crushed rock on hand.
Lexington Sand & Gravel Co.
Phone 4111 or 3311