C AUDITORIUM T L A i D t 0 P. Z . Heppner Gazette Times- Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 25, 1948 Volume 65, Number 1 County's Highway Program Presented Interim Committee Group Told Morrow Not in Favor Of Bonding For Roads Morrow county's program for highway and road improvement 'urlng the next few years was presented to the legislative in in committee Tuesday at Pen sion. Members of the Morrow cjunty court, lncludng Judge Cert Johnson, L. D. Neill and R. 1. Thompson, and George N. Peck, Garnet Barratt, Allen Case and c achot Therkelson, representing ; ' 0 county at large were on hand . j;ick up the program and to . n.swer questions. Judge Johnson read the report to the committee, complete text lit which will be found on page three of this Issue of the Gazette Times. He took time to explain points and to invite discussion by members of the committee on the merits of certain proposals. Gar net Barratt gave the committee some history of highway and county road construction, point ing out that county bonds had been spent in building a good many miles of roads which later were taken over by the state. Judge Bert Johnson emphasiz ed a paragraph in the report re lating to floating bond issues for the construction of roads. He told the interim committee that Mor row county is definitely not In favor of bond issues for road pur poses. He pointed out that this county Is not through with a bond Issue of $550,000 which has cost the taxpayers an additional $200,000 or more In interest, and the bonds still have several years to run. He also included another $250,000 bond Issue, which makes $800,000 this county of less than 5,000 population has spent In building and maintaining roads. When boiled down, this repre sents around $19 per capita the people have been paying on bonds. Other points brought out in the report included a recommenda tion that if new revenues must be found by the legislature and the highway commssion, the Mor row county road committee fav ors an increase in the gasoline tax. Construction of the proposed river route between The Dalles and Troutdale, and reconstruc tion of the highway between Ar lngton and Boardman, as recom mended by the Old Oregon Trail association. A feature of the meeting great ly appreciated by the Morrow county group was the appearance rt the meeting of Judge Allen of Grant county, who, while not there officially, told the interim committee he was there to back up Morrow county's proposal for construction of a highway from Monument to the mouth of Cha pin creek to connect with the Heppner-Spray highway. The complete text of the report will be found on page 3 of this issue. SPECIAL SPEAKER COMING State Christ Ambassador and Sunday school representative Rev. Victor Trimmer will speak at the Assembly of God church at 2 p.m. Friday, March 26. Fel lowship dinner will be served at 5:30 or 6 p.m., followed by a big Christ Ambassador rally at 7.45. Young people from all over the district will be present. Special vocal and musical numbers. Both young and old are invited to at tend. The C-A's will hold a street service, weather permitting. From left to right, at folder: "Cammle," her " Mommle" Mrs, Behind the make-up Btone, Robert Davidson and J asper Crawford. Although most of the equipment now in us h the old Times building, most oi the stones and s were used in earlier days. Most notable additio rnrk Ontimut newgoaper press and the model 14 equipment the shop has a large power perfora and an automatic )ob press on order. The Gazct building, which 11 necessity keep abreast OI growin in me try to be in a position to meet Gazette Times Observes 65th Year in City Paperdom The Gazette Times is celebrat Ine this week the 65th anniver sary of the founding of the Hepp ner Gazette. The exact uate oi the first issue is not known be cause of the loss of the files in the big fire of July 4, 1918, but it was approximately the same date as this week's issue. Consequent ly, what may be said historically will be largely from memory, some of which may not be as ac curate as such history should be. The present editor came onto the scene in 1901, Just about this time of year. The Gazette chang ed' hands in April of that year, passing from the control of a man who had been identified with the paper on two different occasions John W. "Watermel on" Redington. As stated In these columns in recent years, the Gaz ette was founded by J. H. Stein, was later edited by Rev. Henry Rnsmus and was finally acqured by the Patterson brothers, Alva and Otis. In 1812, Vawter Craw ford came from Waltsburg, Wn., to work as. foreman. This intro duced the Crawford family into the newspaper picture of Heppner and some members of the family have been identified with the Gazette and Times ever since. C.arfield Crawford followed his older brother to Heppner and worked alternately on me uaz nttn and the HenDner Times (founded in 1896) until 1909 when he went to Texas and has been a resident of the south since. The kid brother, known as "Doc" to those with whom he worked in those days, started at the case on the Heppner Times In 1901, working first at one shop and then the other until 1910 when Vawter Crawford, the old est brother, bought the Gazette from Fred Warnock. The shop was then located on May street at about the middle of the Forest Service yard east of the Gilliam & Bisbee building. In 1912, Vaw ter bought the Heppner Times from E. M. Shutt and the two plants were merged in the Times building which was located a few feet south of the present Gil liam & Bisbee building. When Spencer Crawford finish ed high school he became a full time printer in the shop. He ev entually became a partner in the business and following In the Hearing on John Day Dam Proposal Set for May 25 Colonel O. E. Walsh, district engineer, has informed this news paper that a hearing previously scheduled to be held at the high school auditorium, Arlington, on April 6. will be postponed to 10:30 a.m, Tuesday, May 25. The loca tion will remain unchanged. Postponement has been necess itated by request of local inter ests for additional time in which to prepare material for presenta tion at the hearing. All informa tion contained In the previous an nouncement dated March 5, ex cept for the announced date of hearing, is still applicable. NEW CHURCH GROUP TO BE ORGANIZED SOON Young adults of the Methodist church have decided upon or ganizing into an active group and to bring the movement to fruition a potluck dinner will be held at the church at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8. Besides consumption of tasty viands, election of officers and discussion of working plans will occupy the attention of the young people. Mrs. Sara McNamer and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn returned Sunday evening from a week end visit in Portland. tor, a new paper te Times owns arises can oe conve rted to plant t will always community ana i publishing and pr In ting demands. sn mi i i wj footsteps of his father was rec ognized as an .outstanding print er among the weeklies. Upon the death of Vawter Crawford in 1935, Spencer carried on until Decem ber, 1939 when illness forced him to give up the helm. Upon his death late in March, 1940, Jasper Crawford bought his interest and published the paper until the first of September 1942 when he went to Alaska to work as civil ian employee with the U. S. en gineers. When Jasper severed connections with the paper, that ended 32 years of continuous ow nership in one family. His moth er retained her one-half interest in the business until the present owners took possession on Octo ber 1, 1942. Thus the Crawford name has been identified with the newspapers In Heppner all but nine of the 65 years. One of the "files" saved from the fire of July 4, 1918 was the picture from which this cut was made. It represents the Gazette Times equipment and personnel of 35 years ago. The picture was taken in 1913, a year or so fol lowing consolidation of the town's two newspapers and the merging of the two plants in the Heppner Times building. It was also about a year prior to instal lation of the first Linotype in the county, a model K which served for 14 years when it was traded in on the model 14 which is still in service. The Times had used a Unitype, a machine which set movable type, and the Gazette had relied upon hand- composi tion, both of which quickly fell into the discard when the more efficient line casting machine was installed. The Country Campbell press which was good for 800 to 900 impressions per hour was sup planted in 1919 by the more mod ern, faster two-revolution Bab cock Optimus press which in still in service. On the wall back of the press are large posters which the print shop crew was In the process of printing. They were advertising the first Morrow county fair. Power at the time was gener ated by a gasoline engine, but this was changed to electric mo tors when the Heppner Light & Water company increased its service. JAYCEE PARTY HELD WEDNESDAY EVENING Members of the Junior cham ber of commerce and the J'C-ettes had a party at the civic center hall Wednesday evening. Main social feature of the gathering was a box dinner for which the men drew instead of bidding for the boxes. Most of the evening was spent in discussing civic affairs, includ ing plans for a physical educa tion director on a combined school and town basis, and ways and means of improving and completing the civic center. The J'C-ettes have assumed the job of conducting the house-to-house canvass to raise the addi tional hospital fund. Mrs. Tom Wilson, is chairman of the com- 1 mittee. o MAKES GOOD GRADES Ellen Fraser of Irrigon has the distinct honor of making a GPA of 3.5 or better, which is mid way between an A and B, during the winter term at Eastern Ore gon college which ended March 18. Mr. and Mrs. Clive Huston mo tored to Pasco Thursday after noon to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker. They were accompanied by their hous,eguest, Mrs. Leon ard Barr of Redmond who visited in Pasco with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mer ritt. C. C. Dunham, and Mrs. Crawford, At the press, O. G. Crawford. as been acquired since the shop was moved from ome of the racks and cases are the same that ns made since 1918 are the two revolution Bab Linotype. Besides these more modern Dieces of drill, a powered wire stitcher its own building and adlacent use. The newspaper has tried to be the policy of the publishers to Churches Prepare Fitting Services to Observe Eeastertide Business Houses Will Close 12-3 For Good Friday Heppner's churches are prepar ing to observe Easter In a fitting manner, starting with the Good Friday observances at the Episco pal and Catholic churches and continuing through Sunday. Business houses of Heppner are cooperating with the churches on the Good Friday services by clos ing their doors from 12 until 3 p.m. The school has been re quested to excuse students who wish to attend the services dur ing those hours. Mass of Pre-Sanctified Friday will be held at St. Patrick's church at 7:30 a.m. Beginnng at noon and continuing until 3 p. m. the church will hold services commemorating the Lord's agony on the cross. At All Saints Epscopal church, Vicar Neville Blunt will conduct the usual three-hours Good Fri day service. Easter will be heralded with a sunrise service at the Assembly of God church. Joe Jewett, pastor of the Church of Christ, will de liver the sermon and music will be provided by Merlene Miller as vocal soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Ray Taylor. None of the churches will pre sent cantatas this year, but the choirs of the Methodist church and Church of Christ will offer special Easter music. Mr. Jewett has chosen for his morning ser mon subject, "Living Triumph antly." Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien will discuss "After Darkness Light" in his morning sermon at the Methodist church. Besides the regular sermon In the evening at the Church of Christ, colored slides of Easter will be shown, with children tell ing the story. improved weather conditions by improved weahter conditions by Sunday, which leaves the annual Easter "parade" somewhat in doubt Up to the present new spring outfits hav been conspic uous in their absence but the weather man may relent in time to permit showing of new spnmj finery. o Cecil Thome of Morgan was transacting business in Heppner this morning. From left to right: Spencer, I ' tr-l 4 r .if . 5- H FOREMAN OF MAILING DEPARTMENT This is "Commie," otherwise Camela Margaret Dunham, who Joined the Gazette Times family in December 1947. Going on four years oi age, she is one of the busiest members oi the force on press days, espe cially helping her "mommy" who rum the Addressograph. She teems to have printer's ink in her veins and will no doubt be a printer or a journalist when she grows up. V,.v a L' l v - (. 5. Health Bureau Approves County's Application for Federal Aid for Hospital To Appear In Annual School Band Concert March 31 V. "' H A o i o These young musicians do not constitute the Heppner School band. They represent each section of the band which Director Billy Cochell thought would make a good advertising picture. They will be in their respective places next Wednesday night when the annual band concert will be presented at the school auditorium-gymnasium. Tickets are now on sale and the word is out that they are going fast The concert is scheduled to begin promptly at 8 p.m. All-Stars Really Went To Town In Overtime Period LaVerne Van Marter's All-Stars basketball squad really went to town in the overtime period of the final game of the season played against Fossil there Fri day night. (The Gazette Times officially closed the season here last week, not knowing that one more game had been scheduled.) When the scoring is considered it looks like the Stars established a record. Here's what happened: At the end of the regular 40 minutes of play the teams were tied at 31-all. As soon as the five-minute overtime period start ed, Buster Padberg and Bill Ul rich got ravenously basket hun gry, and with the assistance of Bob Campbell and Stanley Kemp, looped' in 18 counters for a total of 49 points while Fossil garner ed two baskets for a total of 35 points. Not a bad way to wind up the season, thinks Van Marter. Arthur, Vawter and O. G. Tennis Courts at lone Completed All work has been completed on the tennis courts at the lone school, according to Supt. B. C. Forsythe. He was referring to the actual construction on the courts, which includes the laying of con crete floor, setting of nets and such other work as may be in volved. Posts are set for the wire netting fence which will sur round the courts and the wire will be up by the time spring play starts which will be any time the weather is suitable. Two double courts have been provided in what Mr. Forsythe terms as fine a tennis court as he has seen anywhere. Mr. and Mrs. Carey Hastings and daughter, Peggy, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson and daughter, Carolyn, motored to Portland the end of the week. During their stay in the city they were the guests of Mrs. Gladys Corrlgal and in Vancouver, Wn., they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jenkinson (Zetla Bleak man). Mr. and Mrs. Vinton Howell of John Day were visiting friends and relatives In Heppner Mon day. Mr. Howell is engaged in the garage business in John Day. ' 0 lis ! 51 H C. Becker Falls Heir To Cancer Drive Chairmanship When B. C. Pinckney left the managership of the First Nation al bank here he not only turned over the job to his successor, Merle Becket, but bequeathed him some civic jobs as well. First inheritance was that of chamber of commerce treasurer. Merle thought that wasn't so bad and accepted the assignment cheerfully. Then came word that he had been chosen to succeed "Pinck" as chairman of the can cer drive in Morrow county. In volved in the process of familiar izing himself with the local banking situation he at first gave the cancer drive little considera but a word from Portland tion, the first of the week brought him to attention and he is now plan ning his campaign which will open April 1. o Mrs. Claad Huston was taken suddenly ill Wednesday at the home of her daughter in Corval lis. She was rushed to a hospital and was reported considerably improved today. v3 l 5 . 4 i 1 1 -.v.7 V' J Picture by Heppner Photo Studio The picture of the newspaper of years has elapsed, methods changed. As said Detore, tne The new press is capable of Vt v h 1 A . Tip) If i speeds varying from 1300 to 2400. Of course, the tion iavors the machine by a ratio oi approxima Photographer Louis Lyons snapped the pictur the pressman time to squint Students Give C. C. Demonstration Of Public Speaking Three students from the public speaking class taught by Waldo Jackson at Heppner high school, were guests of the chamber of commerce Monday noon and demonstrated some of their train ing. Rachel Cox took as her subject 'The New Look," which she han dled in a creditable manner. Rose Pierson chose "Words" as her subject, leaving her hearers more or less dizzy following a barrage of heavy ones. She used the big 0rdS ,0 Sh0W, h- impressive mey uda suujiu oou men inter preted them in more of the one cylinder type to make them prac tical and more understandable to the august assemblage. Jerry Waters spoke on "Meet ing the public as a service sta tion attendant." He did a good job of it until near the end of his prepared speech when his lines escaped him and he couldnt re call them. Supt. Henry Tetz introduced Mr. Jackson and his proteges. A report was made on the jun ket to Monument the Monday previous, and Frank Turner re ported progress on the hospital fund but urged full cooperation of the chamber of commerce in helping to make the drive a suc cess. Frank Davis reported on a hearing by the Interstate Com merce commission on Joint rail and water rates to be held in Portland today. He volunteered to represent the chamber of com merce. George N. Peck, present at the luncheon, stated he was going to Portland to attend the hearing. V.F. W. Post 6100 Elects Officers Election of officers was the or der of business with Post 6100, Veterans of Foreign Wars at the regular meeting Monday evening held in the Civic Center hall. Ervin Rauch was chosen com mander; James Driscoll. first vice commander; Archie Struthers, second vice commander; William E. McCaleb, quartermaster adju tant; Dr. C. C. Dunham, post sur geon; trustee, two-year term, Joe Aiken; trustee, three-year term James P. Stotts; holdover trustee, i C. C. Carmichael. press in operati on was taken to oi producing the p aper and other old press ran at a peed ol betweon producing 3.000 imp tely six to one. e while the press bis eyes and other win met up the ml News from Washington this week just about clears the way for early construction of the Pi oneer Memorial hospital, Morrow county's hospital project which has been hanging fire for several months, since funds on hand in the county treasurer's office were insufficient to meet bids sub mitted by contracting firms late last summer. In a message to the Gazette Times Tuesday afternoon, Con gressman Lowell Stockman had the following to say: "I am advised by the U. S. Public Health Service that the Public Health Service and the Oregon State Board of Health have approved the initial appli cation for construction of a 15 bed general hospital in Heppner. The estimated total cost of this project is given at $189,294. of which the federal share Is $63, 098. The project, I am informed, is to be sponsored by Morrow county, and is to be constructed under the provision of the hos pital survey and construction act, Public law 725, 79th Congress." Rep. Stockman's message was the first intimation received here that the application had been approved, although the hospital committee and county court had been expecting early action. The sum approved includes an additional $20,000 for which a campaign is now being conduct ed to raise by voluntary subscrip tion. Some of the money has been subscribed and paid in but ac cording to Frank Turner, chair man, there is much work to be done to meet the above figure. Committees are out working the several districts of the county and here in Heppner the J'C- ettes are getting all set to make a house to house canvass of the town. Those having the hospital pro ject in charge feel that the sum that will be available with the government assistance will make it possible to provide topnotch construction and to acquire the best of equipment for a 15-bed building. It is possible that bids may be slightly pared down from the scale prevailing in the first attempt to let the contract. There has been no appreciable reduc tion in building materials and neither has there been any weak ening in the labor market but there is a possibility that more contractors will be interested than before, in which event there may be a chance to get a more favorable figure. Officials, awaiting more word from state and federal agencies, will make no move to advertise for bids or do other preliminary work. o Electricians Open Shop on Gale Street Tom Walker and Otto Steinke have formed a partnership and opened an electric shop in a small building at the rear of the Case Furniture company and fac ing on Gale street. They are an nouncing that they are prepared to do electrical work oq a con tract basis as well as general electrical repair work. The name of the new enter prise is Morrow County Electric Service. Both men have until re cently been employed by the Heppner Hardware & Electric company. o GOING TO JAPAN Harold Erwin visited his moth er and his sister Gladys at Walla Walla Sunday and reports that Gladys, who is a first lieutenant In the WAAC. will leave San Francisco April 5 for Yokohama, Japan, where she will spend two years in the service. o Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Marlatt of Kahler Basin were week-end vis itors in Heppner. show that although a wide ipan printing have not materially 800 and 900 impressions par hour h ?i l , 11 V ' - ! IM ressioni per nour but runt most o! the time at difference between hand and machine compoii- wat running, which didn t give general view.