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2 Hcppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, April 1, 1948
We Poy One Woy or the Other
This is a .season of fund drives and they are
following so close upon one another that they are
really overlapping and poor old John Citizen
can't get a good breath between times. It has
gotten to be a game with those who suspect every'
person they see approaching to be a solicitor to
dodge around the corner or else hie themslves to
the back of the house and refuse to answer the
alarm at the door.
This may be a slight exaggeration, but it is a
fact that the public is getting fed up on being
hit for this and that, day in and day out, no mat
ter how Important each of these fund campaigns
may be. Many had felt that with cessation of the
shooting war there would be less drumming for
subscriptions, yet in reality there has been an
upsurge and the end of this type of financing
public gratuities is far beyond the vision of the
There seems no way out of this dilemma. The
purposes for which the funds are sought are legi
timate and worthy. Government financing of
most of the projects would not bring relief, any
more than that all taxpayers would feel the
pinch instead of the much smaller number of peo
ple who constitute a composite Joe Pungle. We
must decide for ourselves whether or not we wish
to hang on to the little amount of personal free
dom we now possess by digging right into our
pockets and handing over the cash for these drives
or have more bureaus set up by the government
for collecting the several amounts on a far more
costly basis. When we think the whole thing over
it is likely that we will no longer be tempted to
slam the door in solicitors' faces, or,run and hide
when we see them coming, but greet them at the
door and be thankful for the privilege of giving
what we think the cause deserves rather than
have the tax collector tell us what to give.
It is not within the realm of possibility that all
people will or do give to all of the drives. We
give to those things we consider most worthy,
and all people do not think alike. But if enough
people think well of each cause there will be
funds for all. No other people on earth give as
much as Americans do, for no other people have
so much to give, but it seems quite certain that
we will have to be more systematic about our giv
ing if we are to keep the various beneficiaries now
depending upon our gratuities on an even keel.
They will be kept afloat either by public subscrip
tion or through a tax. The people must decide
which method they prefer.
And Now-The Cancer Drive
In view of what has already been said about
fund drives it doesn't seem consistent to pull
right in with an article encouraging support of the
cancer fund drive which opens today, yet it is one
of the most deserving of the several national char-
ities because cancer today is one of the worst ene
mies we have to contend with so far as the na
tional health is concerned.
Some progress has been made in the treatment
of cancer in recent years, yet the dread disease
remains as one of the greatest killers. The Am
erican Cancer Society says, "We cannot pause for
a moment for even as we pause people are dying
one every three minutes ISO.OOO this year alone.
Statistics show that 30 to 50 of those doomed to
die of cancer in 1948 can be saved by early recog
nition of cancer symptoms. It is extremely im
portantliterally a matter of life and death that
educational activities be greatly increased so that
fewer will die."
Those who have seen loved ones carried off by
cancer will not hesitate to rally to the support of
the Amercan Cancer Society. Those who have not
lost loved ones in this manner should be interest
ed in learning everything possible about it and
how to combat it Support of the cancer society
will enable everybody to know more about this
insidious disease and it should not be necessary
to stage a door-to-door canvass in order to raise
what is required locally.
Jack O'Connor says there isn't a grain of truth
in the report that he took the job as chairman of
the Red Cross to enable him to sell more razor
blades with which to remove the membership
stickers from windows and doors. He says he
was motivated by patriotism but is willing to
share that patriotism with some other patriot
after three years of directing Red Cross business.
Jack has done a good job and we hereby hand
him the orchids, or whatever is appropriate under
Heppner's streets have been undergoing a series
of cleanings in recent weeks under the supervision
of Commissioner Pat Mollahan. What with good
topsoil washing down from the hillsides and all
but burying the roadways, and an occasional
northwester bringing in sand from the desert there
has been much work for the street cleaning de
partment, but Pat seems determined to win out
against the elements, and he being a son of the
ould sod it is safe to place your money on thr
idea that he will accomplish his purpose.
March was a rugged month, giving us all of
the 57 varieties of weather. While sub-normal
temperatures prevailed most of the time, crop?
made a good growth and there are some beautiful
fields for this time of year. Trees have started
budding the past few days and the willows along
the creeks have assumed a definite green hue
Sunday was all that could be asked for by Easter
crowds, and Monday brought one of the nastiest
wind and dust storms seen in these parts in recent
years. Little boys are playing marbles and fly
ing kites, and the muse is stirring in the poetic
breast. It must be spring at last.
30 YEARS A(S
From Heppner Gazette Times
April 4, 1918
The Hardman auxiliary of the
Morrow county chapter of the
Red Cross has remitted $148 to
the county chapter.
A ceremony uniting Miss Jiora
Peterson of Heppner Junction and
J. E. Berwick was performed last
Saturday evening at the home of
Rev. F. A. Andrews in ths city.
J. C. Hart veteran railroader,
died early this morning at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank
to American Legion Post No. 87
for the handsome new hall
which the Post has worked
so diligently to complete.
The community thanks you.
The Flower Shop
Rechlen at La Grande. For ten
years he was depot agent at
The operetta presented by the
Heppner high school was a pro
nounced success, the gate re
ceipts amounting to over $200.
A son was born at the sanitar
ium in this city March 29 to Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Doak of lone.
Frank Roberts returned the last
of the week from New Mexico
and Utah where he was in search
of a carload of milk goats which
he intends to sell to sheepmen
to be used as wet nurses for or
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cox
en in this city March 26, a son
weighing 11 pounds and a half
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Raglan who
have conducted a variety store
the past year have sold their
stock of merchandise to Mrs. L.
G. Herren who will operate the
store in the future.
Morrow county baseball fans
will usher in the 1918 season at
Lexington next Sunday when the
Lexington Trench Diggers meet
the Heppner War Babies.
EVERY DAY IS APRIL 5I
In order to save enough, over
a period of 24 years, to acquire a
retirement income of $3000 a year
under social security, the follow
ing yearly incomes were needed:
In 1914 $3,075; in 1929 $5,267;
in 1947 $13,221.
We extend to our many patrons
our sincere thanks for pleasant
business relations during our
residence in Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson
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SCHOOL CASE WILL DRAG
National Educational attorneys
have entered into the Oregon
"curbstone case" concerning re
ligious training in public schools
by opposing the opinion of At
torney General George Neuner.
In an opinion, requested by
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction Rex Putnam, Neuner
held that under the recent United
States Supreme Court decision it
was legal to dismiss pupils for
religious instruction off school
premises during school hours. He
also held it to be unconstitution
al, under the decision to conduct
religious classes in school build
ings. The NEA opinion is that
religious training given to public
school children during school
hours and with the active coop
eration of the school administra
tion is unconstitutional.
The recent decision of the Uni
ted States supreme court un
doubtedly will be appealed, other
cases involving the same issues
will be started and appealed.
When the case is considered"
settled the Oregon department of
education will be without police
powers and all they can do is to
pass on guidance to the county
school authorities. What action
they take is strictly a local mat
LIQUOR SALES SAG
Sales of the state liquor con
trol commission for the last
month showed a decline of S2U.
792. The February 1947 sales
were $2,875,101 as compared with
last month's total of $2,854,309.
Sales of liquor permits also drop
ped from $35,861 during Febru
ary 1947 to $33,558 during Febru
ary of this year.
The total operating expenses of
the commission for February this
year were up $33,677 more than
for February 1947. The commis
sion's transfer of funds to coun
ties and cities was less than one
half the amount distributed to
the same account a year ago.
April 6, 1948, has been declar
ed "Army Day" by presidential
proclamation issued at Washing-
ton and by Governor John Hall
to be celebrated in the state of
Oregon. Army Day has been spon
sored for the past 21 years by the
Miltary Order of the World Wars
in cooperation with other veter
ans' organizations and patriotic
groups. The Army recruiting ser
vice and the Oregon Organized
Reserve Corps are cooperating
with these organizations to aid
in making this year's celebration
a success. Following Governor
Hail's recent proclamation school
administrators, teachers and
leaders in civic associations have
shown more than usual interest
in this year's celebration.
NEW PACT ON TRUCKS
A new agreement between Ore
gon and Idaho governing recipro
city on motor vehicles was signed
"reluctantly" this week by Sec
retary of State Earl Newbry. For
merly each state granted free li
censes to trucks of the other state.
Newbry said the new agreement
requires that a large truck and
trailer combination from Oregon
will have to pay $500 for a license
when it enters Idaho but the
same combination entering Ore
gon can be licensed for only $5.
Reciprocity for trucks under
4500 pounds, and for farm trucks
and other classes of motor vehi
cles will be continued. Newbry
said he felt he had to sign the
new agreement in order to keep
reciprocity for the farmer and
small truck owner.
STATE PURCHASING AGENT
A heart attack suffered while
visiting his daughter in Kent,
Wash., Sunday, claimed the life
of Samuel Burns Gillette, pur
chasing agent for the state of
Oregon for the past four years
Gillette, who was born in Texas
March 19, 1887, came to Oregon
when a boy. His first state posi
tion was with the state highway
department and 20 years ago he
became associated with the board
of control. Four years ago he took
the position of state purchasing
TO SEGREGATE CRIME TRENDS
In a few short weeks the state's
$185,000 segregation building at
the boy's school at Woodburn will
be completed and in operation
The late Governor Earl Snell i
fought 5 years for segregation
buildings for all state corrective
institutions. When economy
warped legislators broke down
and authorized the program of
segregation building restrictions
was the next bottleneck. An
By ARTHUR HACHTEN
Washington, D. C There's a
major campaign issue in the Tru
man 'Administration's proclaim
ed negligence of National Defense.
Republican leaders are empha
sizing the confusion and lack of
planning by the Administration s
defense establishment which brot
the nation to still another crisis.
Congress is rankled because in
January it appropriated all the
funds for our military establish
ment that the Administration re
quested. Even so, Its leaders were
then not satisfied that the people
were receiving a dollar's worth
of defense for every dollar spent.
So the Congressional Aviation
Policy board was created and
sought out the truth. Senator Ow
en D. Brewster (R-Me.) was ap
pointed chairman and Rep. Carl
Hinshaw (R-Cal.) vice chairman.
On March 1 after six months
of investigation the board re
ported that the entire military
establishment was enmeshed fin
controversy over an over-all plan
for adequate defense: that be
cause of petty jealousies and end
less squabbling among the three
services the Unification Act was
just a farce. Unification, which
had been enacted to eliminate
costly duplication, had instead
under executive manhandling
The board demanded that Mr.
Truman act immediately to set
tle the conflict wthin the ser
vices. Defense Secretary Forrestal left
forthwith for Key West, Fla., to
confer with high-ranking admir
als and generals. On his return
to Washington he reported at
once to the President. On March
17 the President addressed a Joint
session of Congress urging a
strengthening of National De
fense, restoration of the draft and
the adoption of universal mili
This message came just 2 12
months after the President had
submitted his military budget es
timate to the Congress. He made
no reference to the need for air
power expansion and certainly
made no mention of the conflict
within the military establish
ment. But the alert Congress, which
had prodded the defense ques
tion to prominence in the first
place, had no intention of turn
ing off the steam. Appropriate
committees are pressing their
demands for a unified plan of
action, along with a concise
spelling-out of defense require
ments the two very vital points
which Congress, and everyone,
mightily missed in the Presi
So, it is heartening to see Con
gress again cut through the
smoke of another Administration
"crisis." Congressional pressures
which shook loose from the close
mouthed State Department the
intent, cost and application of the
European Recovery Plan, are now
forcing the Administration to tell
the Nation the truth about its de
A New York exporter recently
found a market for potatoes In
South America. Through ordin
ary channels he could buy them
at $2.55 a hundredweight. But the
government was glad to sell them
at $1.75 a hundredweight out of
its surplus stocks, even though
the potatoes had been purchased
at the support price of $2.55. Of
course, the man bought from the
government, and of course, the
taxpayers paid the difference.
New York Daily News.
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gilt Good
Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. In Legion Hall
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
0. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR 6 BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodel
ed. Phone 1483, 415 Jones St.
P. W. MAH0NEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Turner, Van Marter
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Hepnper, Oregon
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month rs WeMurdo, M.D,
Citizens having matters for dis- u' mcmuruu'
cussion, please bring before
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Box 82, Heppner,
Superior Dry Cleaning
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apolntment,
or call at shop.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St
House calls made
Home Phone 2S83 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Ueppner. Or.
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 1112
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783. Home 932
Since last May the Truman ad
ministration spent $40 million
colected as taxes, to take potatoes
off the market and thu.s
prices up. An unofficial estimate
said the potato-price support pro
gram is costing $200 million this
year in higher prices.
eight-room school building cost
ing $117,000 and a shop building,
gym and cottage costing $467,985
will be completed this summer.
Make This A MUST on Your
Calendar . . .
1 to 3 p. m.
Sunday, April 4
lone School Gymnasium
the Senior Class of lone High School
$1 .25 per plate; 75c for half plate
2 for l.00
Made fo sell for $1.00 each (p'm ')
Get two lipsticks smartly packaged for the usual
price of one. Smart, metal, swivel eases. Choose from
an assortment of fashionable, flattering colors.
REALLY PINK , . . RIGHT RED , , , VINTNER RED , . . PORTRAIT PINK
IRN,...IO;tH AMERICAN... RJPf CHERRIES... NUT IROWM RED
Something New Has Been Added . . .
Visit Our New Store Sat, Apr. 3
and see the lovely new sewing materials
Bolt Goods and Findings
We have laid in a stock of lovely new Prints, Spun
Rayons, Chambray, Batiste, and "Fruit of the
Loom" fabrics. To this line of bolt goods we have
Trimmings, Rufflings, Crown Zippers,
Elastics, Buttons, Ric Rac, Bias Tape,
Snap Fasteners, Needles and Thread.
There will also be on display a few pairs of
More goods arrriving Saturday or Monday.
Across from Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.