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2-Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, November 13, 1947
EDITORIAL . . . . . . .
Unhumone, To Say The Least
One of the aftermaths of the hunting season
commonly witnessed around Heppner is that of
abandoned hunting docs left to shift for them
elves. It happens almost every year and this
fall has been no exception. Early in the pheasant
ao-ison someone left a nice bird dog, a little old,
perhaps, b.it seemingly a well trained animal.
Sheriff Bauman hauled the old fellow around in
his car trying to locate the owner or somebody
who knew something about the dog, but without
success. Since that time, kindly dog lovers have
seen to it that the stranger within the gates has
not gone hungry.
It is difficult to understand the makeup of a
person that would drive off and leave a faithful
friend, even if that friend can no longer serve
his master as he once did. It is no accident, lor
if so the owner would make an effort to find his
dog. It has all the earmarks of a planned job
or is the work of someone who has "borrowed"
the dog and is afraid to return it to its rightful
owner. In either event, it is a low-down trick and
marks the so-called sportsman as a cheap sport.
Sees Continued Prosperity
One of the most encouraging signs of the times
is seen in the expansion program of the Union
Tacific System, a two hundred million dollar in
vestment in new equipment and fixed facilities.
With one hundred and twenty million dollars
spent on the long-range postwar program since
V-J day, the board of directors at a meeting in
Boise, Idaho on October 23, authorized another
eighty million dollars to continue new installa
tions and further rebuilding of the line.
George F. Ashbyy president; E. Roland Hani
man, board chairman, and F. W. Charske, chair
man of the executive committee, returned to Oma
ha after a two weeks transcontinental inspection
tour confident that their expansion program will
be a success. They were enthusiastic over the
future of the Pacific Northwest, industrially and
agriculturally. "The west," said Mr. Ashby, "is
in for a long period of prosperity. I am an op
timist And that is why Union Pacific Railroad
Is investing over two hundred million dollars in
the future of western industry and agriculture.
The object of this entire trip was to show the
board of directors just what they are getting for
their money. They saw, and they are supremely
confident that the future of western industry and
agriculture demands that all forms of transport
ation provide the best possible facilities for serv
ing the public in that territory. In this, Union
Pacific is taking the lead."
It is reassuring to have a statement ol this
nature from one in position to see and know
what is going on in a large portion of the great
west With one of the larger developments now
underway in this immediate vicinity, the build
ing of the McNary dam, it is not difficult to un
derstand why the railroad company is putting its
house in order to care for expanding business. It
would not be out of the way for local interests
to take a tip from the railroad officials and at
least be prepared to take advantage of any ex
pansion that may come as a result of the bid
for new industries with the completion of the
dam. The railroad is backing its faith with the
expenditure of an enormous capital outlay, not
only to hold the business it now has but to be in
position to take care of its share of the new bus
iness. We may not be In line for a long period of con
tinued prosperity, yet the migration to the Paci
fic coast appears to have only gotten well under
way since the close of the war and it will require
years to settle the lands and build the new indus
tries that are contemplated in connection with
the great irrigation and power projects, and
where there is building, lots of it, there is pros
perity. History Still Repeats Itself
The following editorial is reprinted from the
"Lack of understanding on the part of men who
are running our government appears to be as
much to blame for the chaotic condition of prices
and supply as any other one factor.
"Remember back in the days of depression
when the government was recommending plow
ing under crops because they were in too abun
dant supply? Those same experts today are try
ing to-'plow under markets because the demand
is too great
"It doesn't take a student of economics to tell
our government that prices are governed almost
entirely by supply and demand regardless of
the controls placed on either as an artificial stim
ulus for increased or decreased prices.
"The plain truth is that our supply is high, but
our demand is greater because of the export pol
icies which this country has followed and is fol
lowing. Suddenly there has been a drastic cut
in export allocations of grain and flour in an at
tempt to retard the upward trend of prices.
"Looking back over the years, it isn't difficult
to see that history repeats itself. Wheat after the
Civil war sold for $2.85; after the Russo-Turkish
war it soared to $2.45; it went to $1.85 after the
Spanish-American war, and to $3.50 after the
first World War....
"Regardless of who is running America, the
first truth which must be realized is the old fun
damental economic law of supply and demand.
It has never failed. It never will, regardless of
subsidies, grants, doles, price-pegging or other
artificial stimuli. When the supply is good, prices
tend to be lower. When the supply is short,
prices are high (provided there is no price con
trol, in which case the short supply usually finds
better customers in the black market at higher
"We are experiencing high wheat prices be
cause 40 per cent of the crop is going out of the
country. We are experiencing high meat prices
for the same reason. However, we are witnessing
high corn prices because the crop this year was
800,000,000 bushels short because of weather fac
tors. In any instance, the available home supply
is not sufficient to meet the demand."
30 YEARS AGO
From Heppner Gazette Times
November 15, 1917
Richard R. Turpin and Miss
Carrie Hurlburt, young people of
lone, were married at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waters
While working on his drill at
his home in Eight Mile yester
day, Olaf Bergstrom had the mis
fortune to get the middle finger
of his left hand badly crushed.
It was necessary to amputate the
member above the second joint.
A football game will be play
ed here Saturday afternoon be
tween Mora high school and
Heppner high school teams.
E. A. Hartwell, John Bayne,
Mike Donnelly and John Molla-
han, subjects of Great Britain,
and E. N. Gonty of Belgium com
pleted their citizenship before
Circuit Judge Phelps Monday.
The Hibernians of Heppner
have all plans completed for one
of the biggest celebrations Sun
day, November 18 ever held in
eastern Oregon. Following ini
tiation of a large class a ban
quet will be served at 6:30 p.m.
in the Palace hotel.
A few neighbors of Mrs. Jeff
Jones gave her a surprise on
Wednesday afternoon by calling
at her home in a body. The oc
casion was Mrs. Jones's 47th
birthday. She was presented
with many nice gifts and the
ladies were served a delicious
luncheon by Miss Ina Jones.
KEEP YOUR CREDIT GOOD
The Most Fooled Man is the Man
Who Fools Himself!
particularly when it comei to paying hif bills. Bad credit li
lik backyard gossip it trerveU lat-and it magnified a it
goes alpng. Therelore the man who looU himieU by not paying
his bilU promptly when due if hurting himself far mote than
be can hurt his creditor. They lose only money. He lose their
good opinion and eventually hit own self-respect
Most people appreciate this and therefore pay up and keep
their credit good.
Merchants Credit Bureau, Heppner
PIONEER SERVICE COMPANY
Stat Oillce Eugene. Oregon
"PAY UP AND KEEP YOUR CREDIT GOOD"
The drive for raising Morrow
county's portion of the great Y.
M. C. A. war fund is on.
A deal of much importance
was consummated this week by
the purchase of the mill and
warehouse properties of the
Heppner Milling company by the
Farmers Elevator company.
The first draft quota of 41 men
from Morrow county has been
completed. Sept. 5, 1917 Henry
Clay Wood, John B. Calmus. Sept.
19, 1917 Frank Peery, Alexander
Brander, Frank Cronan, Philip
Brady, Floyd Barlow, Robert
Holmes, Royal Wakefield, Cleo
Drake, Joe Mason, James Daly,
McDowell Missildine, Harvey
Bauman, Henry Van Dyke, Fred
McMurray, Henry Krebs, Ora Mc
Guire. Oct. 3, 1917-Otto Riet
mann, Raymond Turner, Lee Mc
Roberts, Joe Mekus, William
Stoops, Theodore Benedict, Frank
Doble, William Garner, Riley Ju
day, Alva Jones, Lester Baker,
Ernest Chrlstopherson, Henry Na-
gl, Rufus Burroughs, Newton
Harris, John O'Rourke.
Nov. 2, 1917 Henry Peterson
Roby Simcox, Ed Lovelace, Ar
thur Edwards, Thomas Sheridan.
Nov. 14 James Casserly.
RETURNING TO HEPPNER
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doollttle
were up from Portland last week
and closed a deal for the pur
chase of the Hazel Benge resi
dence. The property was recent
ly purchased by Mr. , and Mrs.
Albert Llndstrom of Morgan who
had planned to retire from their
ranch and who later decided to
abandon the idea. The Doolit
tles have residence property in
Portland which they will dispose
of before returning to Heppner
STATE INSTRUCTION IN
The great variance in property
assessment methods caused the
1947 legislature to enact a law
to provide training for assessors
and tax collectors. The first
classes will be held at Dallas,
November 17 and 18; Roseburg,
December 1 and 2; Salem, Decem
ber 9 and 10, and Baker, Decem
ber 15 and 16. Other classes will
be announced by Wallace S.
Wharton, state tax commission
er in charge of assessment and
taxation, who is directing the
Instructions will be given by
a group of experts in the var
ious categories of taxation. The
principal subjects to be taken up
include equalization of assess
ments, assessments and tax col
lections, law changes, legal
manner of drawing up personal
property assessment rolls, tim
berland assessments, aerial pho
tographs as an aid to assessors,
and the basic procedure neces
sary in utility assessments.
If any taxpayer should appeal
to the courts for relief from the
law in the method used in as
sessing his property tax collec
tions in a county could be tied
up for months," Wharton warns
The only way such a county
could then operate would be thru
the use ot warrants and such a
method is costly and highly un
The Salem classes to be held
at the capitol will be attended
by assessors and tax collectors
from Marion, Benton, Clacka
mas, Clatsop, Columbia, Linn,
Lincoln, Lane, Multnomah, Polk,
Tillamook, Yamhill and Wash
GOVERNOR SWELL'S ESTATE
Governor Ear) Snell who lost
his life in a plane crash in Lake
county, left his entire estate, val
ued in excess of $10,000, to his
widow, Edith M. Snell, under the
terms of a will filed in probate
this week. Included in the pro
perty held is wheat land in Gil
liam county operated in joint
ownership with David L. Lemon
of Arlington as well as personal
property including insurance,
stocks, bonds and cash. Person
al items such as guns, fishing
rods, gear and other equipment,
the late governor asked to be dis
tributed among his friends, es
pecially those who enjoy out
door recreation and sports.
Never in the history of Oregon
has there been so much long
range speculation on potential
candidates for state offices. Last
week 34 of the state's 129 news
papers carried stories comment
ing on the present unusual po
litical situation. At the primary
election May 21, 1948, voters will
choose party nominees for 87
state offices and their delegates
to the national conventions, pres
idential electors, committeemen
and committeewomen. The po
sitions of three supreme court
justices (Kelly, Brand and Belt)
and Superintendent of Public In
struction Rex Putnam will be
filled by nonpartisan ballot.
Names most frequently dis
cussed for the governor's robes
by party counsellors are: Leslie
Scott, who will on January 3
1949, finish his second (and con
stitutionally last successive)
term as state treasurer; Admiral
'Tarn" Gatch, naval hero who
licked a big hunk of the Jap
fleet; Mate Senator Dean Walk
er, wizard of state finances and
past president of the senate, and
Attorney General George Neuner,
recently fortified with laws
stop pinball machine gambling.
Douglas McKay, slated for sen
ate president, is in the east. This
gave his friends a hunch to
throw his hat in the guberna
torial ring this week,, which they
did, not unceremoniously. Gov
ernor John Hall, the kingmakers'
augur, will file before the dead
line March 12.
THE NEW HIRED MAN
The modern farmer is able to till more land, raise
and handle larger crops, because power- electrical
or mechanical- now does for him many of the chores
THAT ONCE TOOK MUCH TIME AND ENERGY.
I : EX.
COOLERS AND FREEZERS
POWER IN THE DAIRY
MX m jiLM W
By MAKING POWER HIS SERVANT THE FARMER IN THE
UNITED STATES HAS NOT ONLV RAISED HIS OWN STANDARD
OF LIVING, BUT GREATLY INCREASED AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NATION
AND THE ENTIRE WORLD.
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Gowk
Wtchf, docks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry Repairtu
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peter Building Willow Street
Veterans of Foreign J. O. TURNER
Ar.rc ATTORNEY AT LAW
VVarb Phone 17S
Meetings 2nd and 4th Monday it Hotel Heppner Building
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 415 Jones St.
Turner, Van 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.
Phelps Funeral Honu Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg. '
Phone 2342 Heppner
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1S32 Heppner, Ort
MLss Merlyn Kirk and her sis
ter, Evelyn Broun, were among
those from Heppner attending
the OS.C. game in Portland last
week end. Merlyn accompanied
Mrs. Broun back to the Kirk
ranch Sunday where they were
met by Dr. Broun. Mrs. Broun
has just finished a course in an
esthesia at the medical school in
Portland and with her son Mi
chael is now joining her hus
band, Dr. J. L. Broun who is as
sociated with Dr. G. L. McBee In
lo Be Sponsored
By P-T Association
The November P-TA meeting
was held in the school auditor
ium Monday evening. The pro
gram was begun by group sing
ing of appropriate Armistice day
songs led by Jo McMillan and
accompanied by Beth Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the high
school faculty, talked about the
band concert to be held here No
vember 21. Joe Feathers, princi
pal, talked on "Boy Scouts." A
fall flower show was given, the
flowers being grown and arrang
ed by local folks. At the business
meeting it was decided that the
P-TA should sponsor the Boy
Scouts in Lexington. Mr. Feath
ers volunteered as a committee
Mrs. Charles Bloodsworth and
daughter Iris spent the latter
part of last week in Portland.
Tom Barnett is quite serious
ly ill at his home here. Mrs.
Frank Parker is hee taking care
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
spent the fore part of the week
in Seattle on business.
Church services were held in
the Christian church Su.ioay
morning with Rev. Benjamin of
Spokane as guest minister. Fol
lowing the church services, a
potluck dinner was held.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carmi"hael
drove to Portland Friday. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Car
michael's muther, Mrs. Belle Lea
thers, who returned to her home
in Portland after spending the
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Dishaw
and son Jim of Astoria are spend
ing the week with Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Edwards. Mrs. Dishiw is
Mrs. Edward's mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Warner
drove to Portland over the week
end. While there they attended
the U.C.L.A.-O.S.C. football game.
Harry Dinges also took in the
football game in Portland Sat
urday. He and Mrs. Dinges
drove down Saturday morning.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for discus,
sion, please bring beore
The Harizon club held an un
usual dinner party Saturday eve
ning at the Ted McMillan home.
There were twelve present, the
Horizon club members, Jo Mc
Millan, Ileen Shannon, Edna Iv
ey, Lavonne McMillan, Iris
Bloodsworth, Ida Buchanan and
their guests, Wayne Papineau,
Charles Buchanan, Jim Bloods
worth, Bill Bloodsworth, Roger
Campbell and Charles Padberg.
Partners for dinner were decid
ed by drawing matching pieces
of material. They were divided
into three groups of two couples
each. Every group was allowed
$1.50 on which to prepare and
serve dinner for four. The din
ners were then judged on ap
pearance, nutrition and flavor.
The judges were Mr. and Mrs.
Alonzo Henderson and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed McFadden. The win
ning couples were Ileen Shan
non, Wayne Papineau, Jo Mc
Millan and Charles Buchanan.
After dinner the evening was
spent playing cards.
Mrs. W. C. Van Winkle was
in The Dalles Monday for a
check-up by her physician.
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
MISS TETZ ON ACTIVE
UST AT UNIVERSITY
Jacqueline Tetz, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tetz of Hepp
ner, has been chosen representa
five in Sigma Kappa sorority for
the Camnus Wor d Student Ser
! vice fund drive that is now be
ing conducted at the University
MLss Tetz's talents have been
otherwise recognized and she
was included in a light classi
cal music program and a brief
skit sponsored by the university
campus Red Cross that was pre
sented Sunday afternoon to the
patients at the Roseburg veter
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Members of Ruth chapter No.
32, Order of the Eastern Star,
have been asked by the worthy
matron, Mrs. Tom Wells, to bear
in mind the meeting on the eve
nlng of November 14. Besides
Initiation there will be visitors
I from neighboring lodges and the
worthy matron is desirous of see
ing a good turnout of chapter
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Harris and
two children of Condon are house
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Or-wlck.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Huddleston
of Lonerock were Heppner bus
iness visitors on Wednesday,
SHORT TERM FOR GOVERNOR
Misinformation has been wide
ly broadcast that the term for
which the governor will be elec
ted at the next general election
will be for four years. The term
will be for the unexpired two
years of the late Governor Earl
Snell. There are different laws
covering the office of governor
and secretary of state.
Even between legislative ses
sions, as happened this week to
a group of senators at the cap
itol, a good hot hunch will occa
sionally pop up during a hof
lunch. Nearly all wise council
ors on government advise hav
ing a vice official to closely fol
low state business and be ready
for an emergency a lieutenant
governor. The people have voted
against the plan several times
always during hard times when
they were economy minded, The
time may be ripe to try again
the august senators opine.
That hot lunch hunch may be
on your ballot come next November.
Mark Christian Is the name
given their new son by Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Brpwn. The boy was
born Saturday, November 1, and
tipped the beam at six and one
half pounds. Mrs. Mary Good
man, mother of Mrs. Brown, Is
here from Burns taking care of
mother and babe.
NATIONAL HEARING WEEK
Indorsed by President Truman Nov. 9-15
Inspect the New, one-unit
More in use
than any other
No Separate Battery Pack
No Dangling Battery Wires
James N. Taft & Associates
Serving tho Hard of Hearing since 1934
734 American Bank Bldg.,
Friday . . . November . . . 21st
Ask the Clerk for Mr, Canary
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Bulldloa
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 403
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Masonia Buildinc
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stairs L O. O. F. Bldi
Housi; calls made
House Phone 2583 Office 2572
Box 82. Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
Blaine E. Isom
All Kinds of
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointment,
or call at shop.
W. P. Browne, M.D.
Physician & Surgeon
Hours 2 to 6 p. m.
5 K Street Phone 952
Members of his family assem
bled Sunday to observe J. H. Pad
berg's birthday. Dinner was serv
ed to Mr. and Mrs. Orris Pad
berg and son Charles, Lexington;
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Padberg and
children, Vernon, Juanlta and
Lola, Hermlston; Mr. and Mrs.
L. D. Vinson and children, Lor
ann, Harvey and Mary Alice,
Kimberley, and Mr. and Mrs. El
don Padberg and son Lee of Lexington.
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Ralph Moore of Kinzua visit
ed briefly In Heppner Friday en
route to Portland. Mrs. Moore
and daughters, who have been
spending several weeks visiting
relatives in Newberg, returned
to Heppner and Kinzua with him
before bad weather sets in
-Does away with mud, dust and deep
Plenty of crushed rock on hand.
Lexington Sand & Gravel Co.
Phone 411 1 or 3311
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