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Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, January 1, 1948
Volume 64, Number 41
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1948 In A Nutshell
BUSINESS: Watch out after November 2. 1948.
COMMODITIES: Wholesale price peak In sight.
TAXES: Personal income taxes will be somewhat
LABOR: Wageworkers to use Taft-Hartley Eill as
check on labor leaders
REAL ESTATE: Increased suburban building.
POLITICS: Election year propaganda.
STOCKS: A year lor switching.
BONDS: Low-coupon rate, long-term bonds will
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
By Roger W. Babson
1. 1918 will be, more or less,
of a duplicate of 1947. Certainly
there will be no "depression" as
so many pessimists are talking
about, but fundamental condi
tions will become Increasingly
less favorable. Watch out after
November 2, 1948.
2. The above paragraph applies
mostly to gross business. Certain
Industries will show smaller net
profits. This means that, in some
cases, dividends may be less in
1918. Remember some things
may be allocated or rationed
again in 1948.
3. The reconversion from war
to peace has been entirely com
pleted; war surpluses are pretty
well disposed of; and 1948 will
even show a resumption of mil
4. Inventories, quoted both at
their price values and their vol
umes, will increase during 1948.
Both raw material piles and
manufactured goods will be in
greater supply during 1948.
5. Notwithstanding the above
paragraph, some allocations or
priorities may be reinstated In
1918. The public is sick of high
prices and will make demands
for some price controls in the
case of, certain products in short
6. The retail price of some
goods, other than food products,
will be higher during 1948 as
the final turn has not yet been
reached for all types of goods.
7. We expect to see the peak
In wholesale commodity prices
sometime during 1948. We, there
fore, advise going easy on in
ventories, especially on borrow
8. Retail price changes will lag
after wholesale price changes.
This explains why we expect re
Jail prico on good. quality mer
chandise to hold up for awhile
after wholesale prices begin to
decline. BUT 19-18 WILL BE A
YEAR OF WAR PREPARATIONS.
9. The total farm income for
1918 should approximately equal
that of 1947; but we forecast low
er prices for wheat, corn, and
certain other products. Farmers
should certainly diversify more
In 1918, get out of debt, put mon
ey into improvements, and pre
pare for real trouble someday.
10. The supply of certain veg
etables, fruits, and fish products
should Increase during 1948 and
the price of these should fall off
barring some weather, insect,
or blight catastrophes.
11. Meat will be in shorter sup
ply In 1918 than In 1947. Should
the current propaganda to "eat
less and have a better figure"
gain popularity, upward pres
sure on moat prices would be
12. Farmers will try to get
both 1918 presidential candidates
to nromise further subsidies.
The above four Farm Forecasts
assume normal weather which
we do not attempt to predict.
13. The Federal debt will be
decreased during 1948.
11. No personal taxes will be
Increased during 1948 and there
will he some reductions perhaps
5 to 107i in the upper brackets
and the entire elimination of
those in the lowest bracket.
15. We forecast that the new
tax bill will enable a man to
share his income tax equally
with his wife without sharing
his Income or property.
16. The 25 tax limit on long
term gains will remain unchang
ed. RETAIL SALES
17. Goods on counters will be
of better grade in 1948, even if
retail prices hold up.
18. There will be many "mark
down sales" of goods of Inferior
quality and curbs on Installment
buying may return.
19. The dollar value of all re
tail sales in 1918 should be at
least equal to 1947,
20. The unit value of retail
sales will be less in 1948 than
in 1947; there will bo fewer cus
tomer purchases In most stores,
although each customer may vis
it more stores to "shop around."
21. Our foreign trade will be
less In 1948 than in 1947. We
shall help Europe; but It will be
on a more economical and effi
22. More foreign loans will be
made during 1918; but many of
these will be direct to business
concerns rather than to political
23. There will be considerable
competition from other countries
In legitimate foreign Irade where
the credit is good. Other coun
Irtes will not compete with us
in our "charities"; but they cer-
tainly will compete for all prof
24. Throughout 1948 war talk
and uprisings will continue; but
no World War III will start in
1948. WAR PREPARATIONS WILL
25. 1948 will see an average
hourly wage rise of 5 to 7.
Lower income taxes should in
crease buying power, but this
will be about offset by further
rises In the cost of living.
26. There need be no more un
employment In 1948 than in 1947;
but "Unemployment Insurance"
will be taken advantage of by
too many unprincipled people.
27. Wageworkers will gradual
ly see that the Taft-Hartley Bill
puts a checkreln only on their
labor leaders, but not on Union
membership. Hence, the bitter
hatred against this Bill will grad
ually subside. The Bill is mere
ly an "SEC" for labor leaders
who need it today as much as
investment bankers needed the
SEC which was started ten years
28. Any labor legislation dur
ing J948 will be to amend the
Taft-Hartley Bill and to raise
29. The Inflation Era which we
have forecast for several years
will remain at this stage until
November 2, 1948. There will be
no reckless printing of currency
or government borrowing in
30. 1948 will see a public re
action against "feather bedding,"
"workless" Jobs, and union rules
which result in slow-ups. More
labor-saving machinery will be
installed. The public is gradual
ly realizing that Inflation can be
beaten only by increased pro
31. Sometime during- 1918 pro
duction in many lim will. have
caught up with consumption
which will prevent further price
increases in such lines.
32. There will be many Infla
tion and price investigations
during 1948. Both the Democrats
and Republicans will try to lay
the blame for high prices on the
33. We believe that 1918 will
be a year of switching, for' var
ious reasons. One of these will
be an attempt to get out of
stocks of companies that have
most of their assets in big "vul-nerablein-caseofwar"
to companies whose assets are
well distributed and safe from
34. The Administration will not
try to keep the Dow-Jones Indus-
(rial Averages between an upper
ceiling of around 185 and a floor
of around 165. Commodity spec
ulators will be curbed.
35. The wisest will not try to
pick any special "winners" In
1948; but will diversify broadly
and those who have too many
stocks will gradually build up
good reserves, in cash or Gov
ernments, for the big break which
will come someday.
36. Careful buyers of stocks
will insist on making full pay
ment and avoid borrowing dur
37. We are definitely bearish
on low-coupon rate, long-term
bonds. Many of these will sell at
even lower prices in 1918 than
in 1947. Money rates will grad
38. If Congress gives a good
reduction in Federal taxes to in
vestors In high brackets, 1948
will see a further falling off in
the prices of most municipals
and other tax-exempt bonds. As
Indicated, however, we do not
expect such a desired tax reduc
tion. 39. In view of the large de
cline in many preferred stocks
during 1947, this rate of decline
should begin to level off during
40. Investors will give much
more attention to diversification
in 1948 and not become too boa
vily Interested in railroad scour
ities, telephone issues and other
public utilities, many of which
are now selling loo high.
41. Cily real estate will con
tlnue to hold firm through 1918
due to less available space cans
ed by pulling down structures
to save taxes, to provide parking
spaces, etc. There also is a dis
inclination to build city proper
ty in view of the present hlgl
Inflationary building costs.
42. Suburban real estate wil
continue In greater demand
with still higher prices during
43. Big commercial farm acre
age may sell for less during 1918
but subsistence farms
close to established communi-
ties will hold up In price,
Farm Lands And
limber To Yield '
More Taxes in '48
Placed On Most Of
Land and timber owners of the
county are due for a shock when
the 1948 tax notices are receiv
ed. The old familiar figures will
have disappeared and in their
stead will be a new class of val
uations. Even the sand and
sagebrush acres in the northern
part of the county have been
given a new rating, being rais
ed from $1.35 an acre to $1.50.
Timber land will still be as
sessed at $3 per acre, but a new
rating system will bring more
revenue from the timber stands.
Timber acreage is now classi
fied in three grades light, me
dium and heavy. Light timber
is assessed at $6 per acre under
the new set-up, medium at $7
and heavy at $8.
Using the Base Line as the div
iding point, all cultivated land
south to the mountain grazing
area has been raised from $11.25
per acre to $15 per acre. Hereto
fore, $11.25 has been the top rat
ing, with a graduated scale
The raise has been made ef
fective north of the Base Line in
the better producing districts,
graduating this down to $9 in
the lighter wheat belt.
Irrigated land in the Irrigon
and Boardman projects is asses
sed at $22.50 per acre. Elsewhere
in the county where irrigation
is done under riparian rights the
rate is $3750 per acre.
Non-tillable land extending
from the Base Line to Township
1 north is rated at $2.25 per acre.
Non-tillable grazing land in
Townships 4. 5 and 6 south are
assessed at $3 per acre.
It is estimated that the coun
ty's valuation will be raised at
least by one million dollars un
der the new rating, placing the
assessed valuation at approxi
County's Quota Of
Fund Quickly Met
Morrow county's quota of the
Christmas ship fund and supplies
was raised with very ittle effort,
barely noticeable in the rush of
Cristmas shopping and prepara
tion for holiday festivities.
Mrs. Tom Wilson, chairman,
reports that a total of $35557 in
cash was subscribed and 1,000
pounds of food donated. Includ
ed in the food gifts were three
50 pound sacks of peas, the bal
ance being canned goods. It is
not known how many orders
were left with the stores but it
is known that some donations
were made in this manner.
The money was forwarded and
the goods were shipped out on
December 20. The food supplies
went by truck, with the e'ey of
Heppner paying the freight.
Mayor Conley Lanham has re
ceived a letter from the Christ
mas snip committee tnanKing
the people of the county for
their generous response. To this
the local committee has added
its vote of thanks to everybody
for the fine cooperation display
41. General building should
increase during 1918. Young peo
ple are gradually getting accus-1
tomed to high building costs and
tired of living with their moth
45. Both office and residential
rents will be higher in 1948. Pro
perly owners are entitled to rc-
1 , m-,Rr ' , I chairman of the Morrow county , ing Christmas here with her par
such are granted will there bei ,,. , .,.', ..j
as much building as there should
4G. Mortgage rates during 1948
will continue about the same as
in 1917. These rates are very
favorable for those who have the
courage to build. However, In
1918, it will be harder to ob
tain mortgage loans.
47. Both President Truman and
the Republican loaders will be
playing politics up to November
2, 1918. It is too early to fore
cast the outcome of the Presi
dential flection. The Republic
ans, however, have so bungled
the price controversy that Mr.
Truman has a fair chance of re
48. Congressmen returning
from Europe will determine our
foreign policy and take it out of
the hands of the Slale Depart
mont, the Brass Hals, and even
the President himself,
49. Unless illness or accident
Interferes, Mr. Truman wil bo the
Democratic candidate, with the
possibility of Mr. Marshall being
on the ticket with him.
50. We forecast a greater in
terest in sane religion, lempei
ance, and civic righteousness
during 1948, with continued re
action against denominational-
ism, Intolerance and dogma,
Heppner's New 840,000 Gallon Reservoir
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A good many people have wondered what the new city reservoir
Is like, and here it is. This represents the major construction
project in Heppner during 1947, with more than $50,000 invested
in the city's future water supply. Planted firmly on solid rock
Mustangs Drop Pair
Games to Central
"A" School Boys
Little Too Strong
For Heppner Lads
Heppner High school's Mus
tang basketball squad tack two
losses this week when the strong
Eurns High school "A" squad
met the local lads on the gym
nasium floor. This removed the
Mustangs from the undefeated
class so far this season, but in
view of the fact that they were
playing a squad from a much
bigger school the showing was
not so bad.
Burns took a fast lead off in
the opening game Monday eve
ning to acquire an eight point
margin in the first quarter, 12-4.
From there on it was a different
story so far as the scoring was
concerned as Pate's boys garner
ed 22 points to The VisftSrS 19
but not enough to overcome the
first quarter handicap, so the
game wound up with Burns lead
Twenty-six points seems to be
the limit for the Mustangs. They
scored the same Tuesday night
as on Monday night. However,
they whittled Burns down one
point, holding the score to 31-26.
The Burns style of play is built
around a tall center Fuller, who
towers to six feet three inches.
Fuller accounted for 15 of his
team's 32 points Monday eve
ning. Greenup, forward, and Rippee,
guard, sparked the Mustang scor
ing with eight points each Mon
Burns has won seven games
and lost only one. to Bend, since
the season opened.
Heppner 26) Burns (321
Greenup (8) F T. Clemens (5)
F D. Clemens (4)
C Fuller (151
G White (0)
G Tilloy (0)
Reserves: Heppner, East, Man
ners, Smith, Ruhl, Orwick;
Burns, Long, Hibbard, William
son (3), Jones (5).
Mrs. Hughe" Wins
O.S.C. Alumni Rose
Bowl Ticket Award
While unable to attend the
big game of the New Year, Mrs.
Joe Hughes of Heppner would
' have no trouble in gaining ad-
mittance to the Rose Bowl. As
,0rrgnn S(afp foUppe Alumnj as
mnmKhin n,-. r ri ! 4 t nil nf iia
eini ilinti Mrts IlnrrHnc nmnH in
the highest percentage of alum- Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hayes mo
ni membership cards of anyjtored to La Grande Monday to
county in the state, and wasi attend the funeral services for
awarded the two tickets posted' Mrs. Hayes' sister-in-law, Mrs.
by the association. So far as
known, every alumnus in the
county was contacted and with-
out exception renewed or took tended the funeral services for
out membership. I the late J. O. Y'ocom hold in Was-
The tickets have not gone un- co Friday afternoon. Mr. Y'ocom
used. Dr. L. D. Tibbies and fam-jwas a brother of Mrs. Happold
lly left for Los Angeles last week ; and Mrs. Kane,
and In the Doc's inside pocket Bob Runnion Jr. returned to
reposed the two tickets. Eugene Monday and will enter
Members of Mrs. Hughes' com- the Sacred hospital there for a
mittee were Harry Dinges, Lex-1 major operation,
ington; Mrs. Omar Rietmann.j Mr. and Mrs. Omer MeCaleb
lone, and Marvin Wlghtman. j and (laughter, Mary Elizabeth.
Francis Cook and Mr. and Mrs . ; left Monday for their home in
James Farley, Heppner. j Corvallis after spending Christ-
! mas here with relatives.
FORMER TEACHERS VISIT Billy Hughes is spending this
Miss Frances Weaver of Seat-.week in Portland, Salem and Mc
tie and Miss Rose Hoosior of Minnvllle with relatives.
Pendleton, both former teachers
in the Heppner school, were Portland Saturday evening fol
gnosis of Miss Loin Humphreys lowing a few davs here with
New Years evo. Miss Weaver
spent part of her vacation at,
Baker with Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Smith and slopped at Pendleton
lo see Miss Hoosior, who brought
her to Heppner. Miss Weaver
left here In 1944 and Miss Hoos-
ler In 1946.
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Marriages Win Over
Dan Cupid won right handily
over the green eyed monster dur
ing 1947, winding up the season
(up to Tuesday) with a margin
of 27 to 10. This lead should
have been increased by one on
Wednesday, inasmuch as the ap
plication had been made for the
Van Winkle-Ledbetter wedding
to take place today at Lexington.
Licenses were issued in every
month of 1947 at the office of
County Clerk C. W. Barlow, as
Jan. 27 Leonard Lee Munkers
and Edith Adell Graves of Lex
ington. Jan. 28 James H. Peck and
Mitzie Beatrice Peck of Lexing
ton. Feb. 1 Robert Neil "Wright
and Kathryn Ann Burns of
Feb. 8 Wendell H. Oliver of
Whitman, Wn., and Leona H.
Drury of Whiteside, 111.
Feb. 13 Creston O. Robison
Kathryn Emilv, Kelly, of
.Feb. 24 Clarence Edwin Ba
ker and Clarice Virginia Moore
March 25 Claude L. Stamper
and Brooksey Nell Holt Logan
April 1 Donald Jay Ball and
Diana Lorraine Sherman of
April 18 William Sylvester
Parker of Umatilla and Muriel
Adell Forster of Heppner.
May 6 Dick Eugene McAllis
ter and Adelle Hannan of Hepp
ner. May 7 Alex H. Thompson and
Josephine Frances Case of Hepp-
News Items of Interest Around Town ....
By Ruth Payne Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith
Mrs. Josephine Mahonoy enter- and children were in Naches,
tained Sunday afternoon with a Wash., to spend Christmas with
dinner honoring Miss Lena New
ton of Redondo Beach, Cal., a
house guest of Miss Leta Hum
phreys. Other guests were Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, Mrs. Alma Mor
gan ard Miss Humphreys.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Ferguson
were called to Portland Tuesday
by the illness of her mother, Mrs
Anna Heiny of Fairview. Mrs.
Heiny is a patient in Provdience
hospital in Portland.
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Sherman at their farm
on Willow creek were her brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. A. N. Englund of Anderson
Dam. Idaho, who were en route
to Portland to spend the holi-
days with other relatives.
Miss Mildred Clary has return-
ed to San Francisco after spend-
Onle Tl t r o ,-. A 1 -r, T..1 t Xf:.,
,clary flpw p from S;,n ands.
I William Priskell.
I Mr. and Mrs. Henry Happold
and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kane at-
Miss Jean Turner returned to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Snyder wore
in Pendleton for Christmas with
Scott McMurdo Is spending the.
holidays here with his parents,
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo.
Big Project of 1947
and constructed of reinforced concrete, the reservoir should last
throughout the ages at least the ages of most of us. (The ob
ject on the ede of the big tank was put there by Photographer
Louis Lyons as a matter of comparison).
May 29 Luther Schoolcraft
and Faye Stilings of Wheeler,
June 3 R. D. Allstott Jr. and
Carolyn Elizabeth Bergstrom of
June 21 Ceve Noland and Nina
Burkenbine of Heppner.
June 21 Afton Gayhart and
Loretta Howard of Heppner.
July 3 James Calvert Lovgren
and Jeanne Sumner of Heppner.
July 14 Paul James Doherty
and Marjorie McAllister of Hepp
ner. July 17 Thomas Floyd Sum
ner of Heppner and Phyllis Ann
Wickland of Arlington.
Aug. 22 Norman Maurice
i Bergstrom and Barbara Kathryn
Led better ol Heppner.
Aug. 29 Truman E. Messen
ger and Winifred Albertine Zin
ter of Lexington.
Sept. 2 Lloyd A. Adams and
Glenna Reed of Spray, Ore.
Sept. 4 Donald E. Warner and
Alma Christine Cude of Lexing
Sept. 16 Homer Hughes 6f
Heppner and Majo Marquardt of
Oct. 28 Bill B. Marquardt and
Rena June Messenger of Lex
ington. Nov. 28 Rogers Russel McCor
mick -of Spokane and Eleanor
Ruth Ball of Heppner.
Dec. 5 Terrel L. Benge and
Mary Ann Wallace of Heppner.
Dec. 23-Edwin Stanley Tuck
er and Alice Lucille Olson of
Ten divorces were granted in
his mother, and in Seattle with
Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Pfeiffer.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Merrill are
here from Klamath Falls visit
ing with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Trock and other rela
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Scouten and
children and Mel Look motored
to The Dalles the end of the
week to spend the holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hud -
nioston and aaugmers. Alice anai
Lorene. departed December 27,
lor eame wnere tney will visit
until January 3 at which time
they wil! leave for their home
in Valdez. Alaska. Prior to their,
departure, Mr. and Mrs. Huddles- '
ton and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Par-! The marriage of Miss Colleen
rish and sons. Jack and Ray-, Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
mond, spent Christmas in Lone- E. Harvey Miller and Robert
rock and Condon with the Bill, Pinckney. son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
Huddleston family. I C. Pinckney of Heppner. was sol-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vsn Horn emnized at 2 o'clock p.m.. Sun
motored to Fossil and Arlington day, December 2S at the home of
for Christmas with friends. j the bride's parents. 1646 Park
Mrs. Anna Harthong of Pendle-1 view Court. Portland. The Rev.
ton was in Heppner for Christ-! T. J. Stauffors of Portland per
mas with her son-in-law and formed the ceremony in the pre
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.,sonee of relatives of the con
Huffman. I trading parties.
George Hyatt of Pendleton was The bride was attired in a
a guest for Christmas at the I white wool ankle length dress
home of his son-in-law and:
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stark return
ed to their home in Hay, Wash.,
Sunday after a week-end visit
here with her father, J. C. Ow
ens, and sister. Mrs. W. S. Fur
long. Over-Christmas guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Brown were her
mother. Mrs. Marv Goodman of!
Bums, and brother, Austin Good-
man, who is attending college
in Koxnurg. iiiano.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker
of Pasco were week-end visitors
In Heppner at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I live Hus
ton. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Berg
strom of Boardman are spending
the Christmas vacation with rel
atives. Mr. Bergstrom teaches In
the Boardman cnooL
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To Head C. of C.
For Ensuing Year
For More Activity
The board of directors of the
Heppner chamber of commerce
Monday evening elected J. J. O
Connor, manager of the J. C.
Penney company store, president
to serve during the year 1948,
O'Connor was vice president in
1947 and succeeds Dr. L. D. Tib
bles. While the directors were at
it they elected O. G. Crawford
first vice president and Henry
Tetz second vice president. B. C.
Pinckney and Frank Davis were
retained in their respective of
fices as treasurer and secretary
The board also decided to add
the office of assistant secretary
but did not choose one.
Due to an impending basket-
'mil (fame the itime was cut
short for discussion ot plans for
the year. A suggestion from B.
C. Pinckney that the president
choose a planning committee to
work out a program for the year
before naming other committees
was accepted in the right spirit
by that official who is mulling
over the material represented in
the membership with a view to
selecting a group of willing
The matter of a raise in dues
M'd c Hicnti ccarl a ftor tVi a traaenp.
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luncheon costs 75 cents per platei
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whereas the monthly dues are
52.50. It could be seen that at
this rate the organization's funds
were apt to dwindle. Some di
rectors favored a raise in the
dues but more of them were du
bious about it and the matter
will be submitted to the mem
bership at the weekly luncheon.
It is more than likely that a
strong road policy will be adopt
ed by the chamber of commerce
as the principal project for the
year. There has been little com
mittee activity in recent years
and the new president and the
board of directors hope to instill
a little life into the group by
formulating a definite program
and then going to work on it.
Roads are a definite need and
something that offer a field for
j study and planning.
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vOw jpORen in
and carried a prayer book and
an orchid. Miss Marian Miller
was her sisters nrldesmalcl.
wearing a pearl gray ankle
length dress and carrying a cor
sage of camellias.
The groom was attended by
A reception was held immed
lately following the ceremony
A two-tiered cake was cut and
served wilh punch
The young couple left Sunday
night for eSattle and planned
to go on to Victoria, B. C, before
r ; returning to Eugene where they
will make their home while Mr
Pinckney finishes his work at the
1'nlversity of Oregon, where he
is majoring in accounting. Mrs.
Pinckney attended Oregon State
college last year and the first
semester this year, majoring in
j secretarial science. Both are grad
i uates or Heppner nign school
City Now Served
By 22,000 Volt
Heppner received a real com
munity "Christmas present" this
year when the new Pacific Pow
er & Light company transmis
sion line and substation serving
the city went into operation on
The event marked the comple
tion of a major improvement
program started by the power
company several years ago but
hampered and held up by the
shortages of the war years, ac
cording to J. R. Huffman, local
With completion of the project,
Heppner now is served by a 22,-000-volt
transmission line and a
new $23,000 substation which is
50 percent larger than the for
mer one. The new line, which
joins other 22,000-volt circuits of
the company's system at lone,
is 18 miles long and was built
at a cost of $102,000.
Close control of voltage is one
of the features of the new sub
station, Huffman said. This 13
accomplished partially by means
of an automaticaly-controlled
capacitor, the first ever install
ed on the Pacific system and a
relatively new development In
In addition to this apparatus,
two standard voltage regulators
are included in the substation
equipment. Three 300-kilowatt
transformers give the new sub
station 900 kilowatts of capa
city in place of the three 200
kilowatt transformers formerly
serving the city.
The 11,000-volt line which for
merly brought Heppner its pow
er supply now is used to serve
the area between Heppner and
lone, Huffman said.
Meeting To Plan
Community - committee men,
county committee,. Federal Crop
Insurance policy holders and
representatives of the Boardman
and Heppner Soil Conservation
districts will meet on Tuesday
afternoon. January 6 at the court
room to discuss conservation
needs and practices to be includ
ed in the 1948 Morrow County
Practice handbook. Agricultural
conservation funds have been
decreased to approximately one
third of last year's available
funds. It is essential that all per-
sons interested in the best use
of these funds be on hand to as
sist in determining practices
that should be encouraged in
getting the most conservation on
the land with the smallest ap
propriation of funds available
since the beginning of the pro
gram. With U. S. farmers being ask
ed to take a large part in sup
plying food to the world, it is
necessary more than ever before
to take forward steps to carry
out practices which will conserve
our soil, while making this con
tribution. If we are to continue
this high production and yet
maintain our soil, farmers must
be encouraged to carry out the
practices that are made possible
through the agricultural conser
vation program. Henry Baker,
chairman PMA, urges then that
all committeemen and interest
ed persons give their cooperation
by attending this important
meeting on January 6, 1948,
county court room, 1:30 p.m.
Merle Cummings. Federal Crop
Insurance state director; Evan
Gheer. farmer fieldman. and Ar
nold Boottger. state committee
man, will be present during the
afternoon to discuss changes in
the 1948 program.
Rites To Be Held
Funeral services for August
Anderson who passed away at
the farm home in Gooseberry on
Tuesday, December 20, will be
held at 2 o'clock p.m., Friday at
the Valby Lutheran church In
Gooseberry, with the Phelps Fu
neral Home in charge of ar
August Ferdinand Anderson
was born February 6. 1889 at
Grykytta. Sweden. He came to
this county in early life and had
been a long time resident of the
Gooseberry section. Ho is surviv
ed by throe sisters, Emma An
derson of lone. Minnie Rood of
Walla Walla, Wash., and Agnes
Potter of Seattle, Wash., and two
brothers. Edgar of Arlington and
Rooben of lone.
REHEARSAL MONDAY NIGHT
The Heppner Womens Chorus
will resume rehearsals Monday
evening, January 5. Members
are requested to bring all mimic
belonging to the choral club
that it may be filed for future