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2-Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, November 27, 1947
The following editorial Is reprinted from the
Bristol, Rhode lilir., Thoenlx:
"A prominent American, John S. Knight, speak
ing before a group of advertising men in Chicago
recently, had tome very pertinent remarks to
make about our so called capitalistic system.
"There is a subtle campaign under way in this
country,' he said, to discredit the press and ren
der It less able to defend minority rights.
"'Perhaps we have failed to do a good selling
job Just as I suspect the advertising profession
must confess that it has failed somehow to sell
the capitalistic system to our own people.
"1, for one," declared Mr. Knight, 'grow ex
ceedingly weary of hearing how the capitalistic
system is on trial. On trial for what?
"'Has any other system accomplished as much
or provided better standards of living?
""Why Isn't socialism on trial in England or
communism in Russia?
"If capitalism is through, why are we asked
to provide the food, the money and the tools to
"Thoughtful Americans should be on guard
against the insidious efforts being made to dis
credit a system that has been responsible for
this nation's continued growth and progress.'
"No economic system is perfection but it is a
bit sickening to hear references made to our
system being on trial, the implication being that
if it should fail, it would be supplanted by com
munism or some other ism. What have they got
that even comes close?"
That 1 Pet. Withholding Tax
Many employers are likely to overlook the one
per cent withholding tax passed by the 1947 Ore
gon legislature and which goes into effect Janu
ary 1. 194S. Small employers, particularly, are
apt to run into difficulty with the new regula
tion which calls for withholding on first pay
checks after the above date.
F. H. Young, manager of the Oregon Business
& Tax Research, Inc., has called upon the press
of the state to bring this new law to the atten
tion of employers that they may brief their em
ployes on it between now and January 1, 1948
and be prepared to meet its requirements. The
briefing should include the information that the
one percent is withheld on gross amount of pay,
before any other deductions or Federal with
holding. Another proviso which will cause headaches
for many employers is the "emolument" clause.
Board and room, housing and other items enter
ing into employees' pay must be added to the
base pay and one percent withheld from the
total amount. Mr. Young points out that this
"emolument" angle Is going to be a shock, a
neauacne, ior nospnais, livestock men, some
farmer-orchardists and industrial concerns that
give watchmen lodging quarters.
The ladies have been painting
and varnishing the basement,
The men of the Community
Baptist church worked on tear
ing down and hauling the lum
ber of the building, bringing it
across the Patterson ferry and
on to the parsonage ground.
They worked Tuesday and Sat
urday. The football boys had their
annual duck dinner for the high
school students Friday evening.
Mrs. George Whipple prepared
it and it was an excellent din
ner, according to reports.
The first basketball game of
the season will be between Ir
rigon and Stanfield in the Irrigon
More Drivers Must
Oregon's drivers' license re
newal program is continuing
this month, with all permits
numbered 5R165.000 to 5R198.000
falling due, it has been disclos
ed by Earl T. Newbry, secretary
"Under the new licensing sys
tem," he said, "long waiting
lines have been eliminated. It
is little to ask of the motorist
that he keep tab on the time his
driver's license expires."
All permits whose serial num
ber begins with "5R" expire in
accordance with a printed sched
The school children assisted ,uie available from service sta-
3 YEARS A(3Q)
From Heppner Gazette Times
Nov. 29, 1917
Dr. A. D. McMurdo reports the
arrival this morning of a son at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myles
Martin who reside on the Mc
Cullough place on Willow creek.
Miss Julia Hagstrom of Port
land and Victor Leonard Carl
son of lone were married in
Portland Nov. 25.
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Johnson of this city
on Nov. 24.
Robert Potter Matteson died
Nov. 24 at the age of 81 years
He is survived by his wife and
Delegations from the five I.O.
O.F. lodges met in Heppner Nov.
28 to organize a Morrow coun
Lois Eleanor Swaggart, little
three-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Grover Swaggart, died
Tuesday at their home in Joseph.
J. C. Hayes is home from Cas
per, Wyo., where he has been
spending the summer.
A daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Karl Farnsworth of
Rhea Siding Wednesday at the
Mrs. George Thomson and
children are visiting at the home
of her parents in Fort Collins,
Colorado, where she will remain
for the winter.
Bob Carsner of Spray passed
through Heppner Tuesday with
300 head of cattle which he is
taking to lower Butter creek for
The Older Boys conference will
be held on Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at
LaGrande. Three great confer
ences will be particularly inter
esting and 800 boys will be in
Miss Patricia Kenny of Pendle
ton spent the week end here wiht
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
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Alene Russell Weds
Louis Rucker in
Rites at Irrigon
By Grace Shoun
Miss Alene Russell and Mr.
Louis Rucker were united in
marriage at the Hermiston Me
thodist church in a beautiful
ceremony. The bride was given
away by her father, Mr. George
Russell. The maid of honor was
Miss Norma Mathena and best
man, Mr. Jack Sabranski. The
bridesmaids were Miss Beth Rus
sell, sister of the bride, and Miss
Iva Joan Rucker, sister of the
bridegroom. Donald Adams and
Gene Mulkey were ushers. Lit
tie Ellen Amos, niece of the
bridegroom, was flower girl
Mrs. Rucker is a graduate of Ir
rigon high school and has been
employed at the Pendleton tele
phone office. Mr. Rucker will
finish high school at Lexington
at mid-term. They will be loca
ted in Arlington after a short
honeymoon trip. Among the out
of-town guests at the wedding
were Miss Beth Russell of Pen
dleton and Mrs. Violet Amos of
Kellogg, Idaho. Mrs. Russell, mo
ther of George Russell, is here
Mrs. Ruth Umiker spent from
Wednesday morning until Sun
day morning in Portland and at
Aurora with her sister, Mrs. Nel
lie Netter and family. Mrs. Dol
ly Minnick accompanied Mrs.
Umiker to Portland and is mak
ing a longer stay.
Among those spending, the
week end at home were Joe
Paul, Sl, from Whidby Island.
Mrs. Pattie Minnick and Betty
Acock came down from Pendle
ton Sunday. Betty returned Sun
day evening, but Mrs. Minnick
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Har
ry Smith, and family.
Mrs. Clara Gertson of Heppner
was an Irrigon visitor Monday.
Roy Minnick of Messner was
in Irrigon Monday night.
Rev. Chester Wilson and
daughter of Council, Idaho, and
Mrs. Eva Fagerstrom of New
Meadows are here to visit rela
tives and attend the homecom
ing that the Assembly of God
church is having for Thanksgiving.
other neighbors to charivari Lou
is and Alene Rucker Saturday.
Louis hauled Alene up the street
in a wheelbarrow. They cele
brated for a while then had
treats. The newlyweds were
spending the week end with the
Russell and Rucker families.
Mrs. C. W. Acock is staying in
Pendleton with her daughter
Betty, receiving medical atten
tion. Forrest Lowe Jr. has gone to
Kansas to be with his father who
is ill. He stays in Irrigon and
works on the McNary dam.
Hugh Grim and Billy Allen
visited Mrs. Grim in the Pendle
ton hospital Wednesday eve
ning. Fred Davis went to Pendleton
Irrigon Man Buys
Hereford for $2,065
By Grace Shoun
P. B. Rand got a reserve cham
pion bull trom tne La uranae
association sale. He was a grand
tions, police stations, sheriffs'
offices, and driver's license clerks
and examiners. The schedules
are free. No examination is
needed for drivers who renew li
censes at the proper time.
All permits numbered below
5R165,000 are already overdue.
'There is absolutely nothing
to be gained by delaying your
renewal beyond the proper date,"
a spokesman for the driver's li
cense division said. "Your new
permit will expire at the same
date, no matter whether you re
new at Xhe correct time or not."
Persons delaying beyond sched
uled renewal dates have been
warned that state police are
making frequent license checks
Hereford of the sale
and cost $2,063. They have a
herd of registered cows on their
farm east of Irrigon
Mr. and Mrs. Vern McCarty of
Spray were in Heppner Tuesday
looking for a place to live. They
have been stock ranching in that
part of the John Day but are
desirous of locating in this vi
cinity. They are interested in
either town property or a small
acreage tract close to town.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible school, 9:45. Attendance
goal for Sunday is 137. We came
very near reaching our goal last
Sunday. If you were not in Bi
ble school somewhere we invite
you to come and share with us.
Morning worship, 11; commun
ion and preaching. Message by
Evangelist Gene Chamberlain
A Bible Truth I Don't Under
Evening evangelistic ser ice,
7:30. Song service led by Mr.
Chamberlain. Bring your Bibles
Old Bibles, Bibles in different
languages, large, small; any
unusual Bibles. Bring them to
service. Sermon topic, 'The
Evangelistic services every eve
ning but Monday at 7:30. The
sermon topics for the week are:
Tuesday, "A Different People";
Wednesday, "Christians Only'
Thursday, "What Does The World
Think of Christ?"; Friday, "God's
Plan for Stewardship"; Saturday,
'The Good Confession.
Choir practice Thursday eve
ning at 6:45.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Advent Sunday: Holy commun
ion, 8 a.m. Church school, 9:45
a.m. Holy communion, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, holy communion
Thanksgiving day: Holy com
munion 10 am. United Thanks
giving service in Methodist
church at 10:30 a.m.
J. O. PETERSON
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All kinds of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 415 Jones Si.
CHRISTMAS TREES for sale 25c
per ioot unmounted; 25c pe.
tree extra, mounted, up to 7
feet; 35c extra for 8, 9, and 10
. foot trees. Heppner Future
Farmers of America, phone 32
during school hours. 36-39c
SERVICES AT GOOSEBERRY
There will be services at the
Valby church in Gooseberry Sun
day, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. by Rev.
Henry J. Hokenson of Portland,
regional director for the Colum
m Wx Mue
Hef. y. S, fa. Off.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March SO, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November
18, 1897. Consolidate Feb. 15,
Published every Thursday and
entered at the Post Office at
Heppner, Oregon, a second
Subscription price, $2.50 a year;
single copies 10c
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
lone American Legion
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Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for discus
sion, please bring before
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building. Willow Street
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHONEY
Attorney at Law
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrsnos
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Located in the Kane Buildlnf
North Main St Heppner, Ore,
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
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. t
Mass on the fifth Sunday one i
mass only in Heppner at 9 a.m.
Holy days of obligation: Mass
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.
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First National Bank Building
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OREGON TRAFFIC DEATH
TOLL WELL UNDER YEAR AGO
Oregon's 1947 traffic death
rate is running well under last
year's toll of over 10 deaths for
each 100 million miles of car
travel, Secretary of State Earl T.
Newbry has announced.
In the first nine months of this
year, street and highway fatal
ities have averaged slightly
more than eight for each 100 mil
lion miles of driving. This rep
resents a saving of 37 lives over
the same period last year, offi
cials painted out, r.nd Indicates
a decrease in the overall motor
ing risk. The average death rate
throughout the nation for 1946
was 9.9, according to National
Safety Council estimates.
Safety men explained that
death rate figures tie in the
number of deaths with the am
ount of driving actually done.
Accurate Credit Information
F. B. Nickerson
Phone 12 Heppner
Box B2. Heppner, Ore.
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Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office up stairs L O. O. F. Bld
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W. P. Browne, M.D.
Physician & Surgeon
Hours 2 to 6 p. m.
5 K Street Phone 952
"Accidents always go up when
winter weather arrives, bringing
more and more deaths and in
juries in their wake," he said.
"We can't claim an improve
ment In Oregon's record until all
deaths for the year are totaled."
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
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