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2 Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Moy20, 1948
Should Be A Record Vote
Imprest In registration has been above the aver
age here this year and there are reasons to believe
the ptimary nominating election will poll a heav
ier vote than has been the rule in recent years.
This may be prompted more or less by a wish to
see a larger percentage of the voters turn out and
do their duty as citizens, but there are reasons
why the vote can and should be heavier.
For one thing, there are vital issues and import
ant offices under consideration. The issues con
cern the county, particularly with reference to
road and hospital funds. The offices run from
president of the United States down to our county
posts. It is a big year politically and one in which
we should exercise good judgment when marking
up our ballots. But the main issue at the moment
is to get the vote out. As a usual thing the ma
jority of the people settle things according to the
best American traditions, but left to a minority
vote our political affairs more often than not end
on a sour note.
There will be little excuse for a light vote if
people wish to perform their patriotic duty. Rains
have made work in the fields impossible. If the
farmers can get to the polling places there will
be nothing to hold them back so far as work on
the farms is concerned. In the towns very few
people have to go far to vote and If there are mo
thers who feel they can not leave the children
long enough to go to the polls, here In Heppner
at least there will be a baby sitting service pro
vided by one of the women's organizations. In
addition to this service, a service organization
plans to provide transportation for elderly people
and others who find it difficult to get away from
It is important that the right people are chosen
to fill our offices. The time to make the selection
is in the primary election. It is also important
that we have funds with which to build and
maintain roads and to support tne hospital. A
minority vote can "gum up the works" all around.
There should be a 70 percent or better vote tomorrow.
Dewey Inspires Confidence
Had not Governor Thomas E. Dewey taken time
out to visit Oregon and he's really been visiting
these past two weeks it is doubtful if his sup
porters could have rallied enough strength to
check the Stassen stampede which seemed headed
for a victory in Oregon such as took place in Wis
consin and Nebraska. Dewey was busy with af
fairs of state in New York where, for example, his
legislature only recently closed after depositing
1,027 bills on his desk for his approval or disap
proval. These bills, or most of them, will be
waiting for his return from his Oregon invasion.
But bills or no bills, Dewey's hat is in the ring
for president and he owed it to himself as well
as to his party to .get out here and meet the peo
ple. The meeting of these two young political giants
in Oregon has added zest to the national cam
paign and no doubt has strengthened the New
Yorker's chances here. There is a directness and
positiveness in the manner in which he discusses
issues and answers questions that leaves no doubt
in the minds of his hearers as to where he stands
or as to what he would do if elected president.
People all over the state have enjoyed meeting
Mr. Dewey and everywhere he has gone he has
picked up a substantial following. His visit has
upset the Stassen calculations, forevery day he
has been in Oregon has seen a swing in the New
. Yorker's direction.
How times have changed! It has not been many
years since eastern Oregon was considered a high,
barren, arid region, inhabited by jackrabbits and
coyotes, w hile on the west side of the Cascades it
never did anything but rain. Look at us now!
Baseball weather in Portland while it pours down
rain in Heppner.
The Duffel Bag says a politician is a guy who
contrasts his wings and halo against his oppon
ent's horns and tall.
Vote for whom you please but turn out and
30 YEARS A(D
From Heppner Gazette Times
May 23, 1918
A daughter was born May 22
to Mr. and Mrs William Salzwe
del at their home west of Heppj
ner. John Healy, east Heppner
sheepman, was kicked in the eye
by a sheep one day last week. An
unusual occurrence, but John
bears the evidence of the force of
the cloven hoof.
Mrs. C. M. White and twin
daughters are guests at the W.
W. Smead home. They will join
Mr. White in Pendleton where
they will make their home.
W. W. Cryder, supervisor of the
Umatilla forest, who has just re
turned from an inspection trip,
says the conditions tn the forest
are not favorable. There has been
but little water in the mountains
this year and the weather lately
has been cold. The water has
been lower than usual and grass
has been held back.
Miss Margaret Ralston closed a
very successful eight months'
term of school in District 32 last
"A Scrap of Paper" will be pre
sented May 29 at the opera house
by the senior class of Heppner
high school. Those taking part
, are Garnet Barratt, Leo Nichol
son, Vawter Crawford, Arthur
Campbell, Kenneth Binns. Loa
Briggs, Norma Frederic, Isabel
Wilson, Neva Hayes, Anna Do
herty and Florence Ralston.
All old soldiers are requested
to meet next Sunday morning at
10:30 to march in a body to the
Christian church where memor
ial services will be held. Wheth
er you are a Grand Army man
or served but 90 days your pre
sence is expected,
The . annual meeting of the
Morrow county Sunday school as
sociation will be held in the Fed
erated church of Heppner begin
ning with an evening session on
Thursday, June 6.
Near the end of the month the
Hehisch, the Heppner high school
annual, will come off the press.
County Agent News . .
More Milk Cows Needed
To Meet Oregon Demand
Urgent need for more dairy
cows on Oregon farms is appar
ent in view of prospects for con
tinued population growth and
the fact that cow numbers show
an actual decline, declares H. P.
Ewalt, O.S.C. extension dairyman.
In Oregon now, there are ap
proximately 245,000 dairy ani
mals. Meanwhile, Ewalt points
out that as late as 1943 there were
290,000 head. In the prewar year,
1940, there were 262,000 dairy
cows on Oregon farms.
The extension dairyman states
there are now fewer cows in the
state than there have been at any
time during the past 14 years.
There are also fewer yearling hei
fers than at any time during the
past 14 years. There are also
fewer yearling heifers than at
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any time during this same per
iod. This fact indicates that herd
replacements are going to be
more difficult to obtain in the
future, Ewalt states. Along the
same line he says dairy calf
numbers are low. In fact, the calf
population is lower now than at
any time since 1942.
Reasons for the decline in
dairy cow numbers are related
to conditions brought about by
the war, including scarcity and
high cost of trained dairy work
ers. Ewalt states that high pri
ces for other types of farm pro
ducts such as seeds and grains
brought about a shift from cows
to other types of agriculture. With
feed costs high, coupled with at
tractive meat prices, more rigid
culling of low producing animals
took place. As a result of this
culling, Ewalt says the average
production per animal in the
state has shown a considerable
jump, although there are not en
ough of these better animals to
supply current milk needs.
For the best interests of the
Oregon dairy industry, Ewalt
says dairymen need more than
ever before to use good sires, to
test for production and to save
more good calves as steps toward
having high producing, disease
free herds two, three or four
years from now. Do not depend
upon other dairymen for replace
ments, they might be using scrub
bulls, Ewalt advises.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November
18, 1897. Consolidated Feb. 15,
Published every Thursday and
entered at the Post Office at
Heppner, Oregon, as second
Subscription price, J2.50 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
NOT COMING HOME
Members of the Oregon con
gressional delegation differed lit
tle among themselves on issues
before the present session. Also
they are of one mind in staying
on the job in the national capital,
working for the people who gave
them their $12,000-a-year joos in
stead of going home and working
for their own interests during the
election campaign. They are
unanimous on another matter.
None of them are apprehensive
WOULD BAR DOG PERI-MTJTUELS
Initiative petitions are being
circulated this week to obtain 18,
969 signatures to place a mea
sure on the November ballot that
would outlaw pari-mutuel bet
ting on dog races in Oregon but
not on horse races. The proposed
measure was prepared by State
Senator Frank H. Hilton of Port
land. A penalty of not less than
$5,000 or imprisonment for not
more than 5 years is provided in
the proposed measure for each
CAMP WHITE STYMIED AGAIN
The initiative petitions filed
Friday with the state department
to let the voters pass judgment
at the polls in November as to
whether or not the state should
acquire Camp White hospital for
use as a state institution were
2,000 signatures short of the re
quired 18.969. Sponsors claim
that more than 2,000 signatures
from the Medford area will be
forthcoming early this week. Leg
islation now in congress would
turn the hospital over to the fed
eral veterans administration for
use as a "dominiciliary home"
for disabled veterans.
Recently Governor John H. Hall
and Secretary of State Earl New
bry telegraphed Oregon's dele
gation in congress urging support
of legislation to turn the camp
over to the veterans administra
tion. WAR MOTHER HONORED
A plaque in memory of Mrs.
Emilie Giesy Hendricks, first
president of the Oregon chapter
of the American War Mothers,
was presented to the state this
week by the organization. Mrs.
Hendricks was the wife of the
late R. J. Hendricks, publisher of
the Oregon Statesman. She was
the mother of Paul Hendricks of
Salem, and attorney and repre
sentative in the legislature. Gov
ernor John Hall and Secretary of
State Earl T. Newbry spoke at
the unveiling of the plaque.
LOCAL OPTION BY PRECINCTS
A proposed amendment to the
Knox law which would provide
for local option elections in pre
cincts as well as in cities and
counties was started last Friday
when State Representative Joseph
E. Harvey of Multnomah county
filed preliminary initiative petU
tions with the state department
of elections. The proposed am
endment provides that when 10
percent of the registered voters in
a precinct sign a petition an el
ection must be called to deter
mine whether the sale of alco
holic liquors is to be permitted
within the precinct. The petition
has been forwarded to Attorney
General Neuner who will prepare
a ballot title.
All initiative petitions with
mesaures for the November elec
tion must be filed with the sec
retary of state, Earl T. Newbry,
department of elections, before
July 2, 1948.
WARNS OF OVER BONDING
Mayor Robert L Elfstrom of
Salem who is president of the
League of Oregon Cities will call
a meeting of the league to be
held immediately after the pri
mary election that will be of par
ticular interest to Willamette
valley and coast city officials.
Mayor Elfstrom has made a sur
vey of the financial history of
western Oregon cities and finds
too many of them at various
THRIFT IN ACTION
Well-ordered thrift can Be productive, i
NOT MERELY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL , BUT FOR, 'i
THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH HE LIVES.
When, for ex a mpl e, we provide :
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FAMILY PROTECTION, BOTH
IMMEDIATE AND LONG-RANGE1,
THROUGH LIFE INSURANCE -
A CASH RESERVE
FOR CURRENT LIVING
THROUGH A SAVINGS ACCOUNT-
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A BACKLOG OF FUTURE PURCHASING
POWER FOR THE FAMILY,
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the funds so set aside for future use are kept
employed in productive enterprise, help meet
the needs of our government, too. in these ways,
well-ordered thrift contributes both
TO THE WELFARE OF THE FAMILY AND THE NATION.
J. O. PETERSON
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JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
Saw Filing &
O. M. YEAGER'S SERVICE STORE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
times have become Insolvent by
over bonding. The prevailing
mistakes, records show, were lack
of planning based on experience,
expansive and expensive con
struction when a unit plan pro
gram could have been financed
With the rapid growth all over j
Oregon the small cities face trea
cherous financial problems in fi
nancing municipal necessities,
particularly sewers and water
plants. Unless the cities can get
a share of the state income tax
revenue surpluses at the next leg
islature, Mayor Elfstrom warns,
expenditures will have to be cur
tailed to the point of hazardous
THE GREAT ENLIGHTENERS
Presidential Candidate No. 1:
"It is colder in the winter than
in the summertime!!!"
Presidential Candidate No. 2:
"It is warmer in the summer than
in the wintertime!!!"
J. Palmer Sorlien, Pastor
Morning worship at 11 a.m. We
will open our service at the reg
ular hour and after the opening
we will go in a group to attend
farewell services for Rev. Jewett.
Church school at 9:45 a.m., Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, superintendent,
Classes for all ages three years
Wednesday: Mid-week devo
tional service at 7:30 p.m. Also
Junior Youth Fellowship at 6:30
p.m. Senior Youth Fellowship at
Young Adult Fellowship meets
the third Thursday of each month
at 6:30 p.m.
Woman's Society of Christian
Service meets the first Wednes
day of each month.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible school at 9:45 t.m., C. W,
Barlow, superintendent; Beverly
Yococ, junior superintendent;
BOTH BORROWERS AND LENDERS
As THE NATION HAS MOVED FORWARD FROM RELATIVELY
SIMPLE TO MORE COMPLEX WAYS OF LIVING, MOST
OF US HAVE BECOME BOTH BORROWERS AND LENDERS
DIR.ECTLY OK INDIRECTLY. , if
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FOR THE SCHOOL GIRL
-ABOUT HALF THE USUAL COST-
Alice 6- Jeanne's
Borrowers, for. example,
through the mortgage on our home
-tHiiV iii"rT- "Lenders, as the funds of our,
INVESTED IN HOME MORTGAGES.
As BORROWERS WE ARE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING MONEY
ON FAIR TERMS. AS LENDERS, WE ARE INTERESTED IN A
RETURN THAT ADEQUATELY REWARDS AND ENCOURAGES THRIFT-
ANO THIS IS TRUE WHETHER OUR THRIFT BE THROUGH
LIFE INSURANCE- SAVINGS'ACCOUNTS - OH
THE IDEAL BUY FOR THE HOME
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COPPER AND BRONZE PLANTER
all planted $12.50
Hand spun-rust proof
At advertised in Better Homes & Gardens
May we again remind you that now
is the time to order your Decoration
The Flower Shop
Turner, Van Marter
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicin
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppnei
PhelpS Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Hepnper, Oregon
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
Abstractor Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Box 82. Heppner. Ore.
Superior Drr Cleaning
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mower Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointme'
or call at shop.
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Oiflce No. 4 Center St
House calls made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2S72
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, On
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783. Home 933
Settles Electric Service
for prompt efficient
Estimates Free 5-9p
Mrs. Jewett, primary superinten
dent. Communion ana preaching at
11. The message, entitled "The
Spirit of Christ," will be brought
by Mr. Jewett.
Immediately following the
morning service members and
friends will gather in the church
basement for a pot-luck dinner
as a farewell for Mr. and Mrs.
Jewett and family.
Choir practice Thursday eve
ning at 7, Mrs. Wlllard Warren,
Bible study and prayer meet
ing Thursday evening at 8.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF
Geo. H. Hatch, Minister
Bible school classes for all ages
meet at 10 o'clock. Don Camp
bell, supt. The theme for the 11
o'clock worship service will be
"Lord Is It I?" The 8 o'clock eve
ning service will open with a 30
minute singspiratlon. The pastor
will speak on the interpretation
and application of the two ideol
ogies, Christianity vs. Commun
ism. ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Church school, 9:45 a.m.
Morning prayer, 11 a.m.
Corporate communion Wednes
day for W.A. at 11 a.m., and
luncheon in parish house.
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC
Schedule of services:
Mass in Heppner on the 1st
and 3rd Sundays at 9 a.m.; 10:30
Mass in lone on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; 2nd
and 4th at 9 a.m.
Mass on the fifth Sunday one
mass only In Heppner at 9 a.m.
on the 2nd and 4th.
Holy days of obligation: Mass
in Heppner at 7:30 a.m.; mass
First Fridays of the month:
In lone at 9 a.m.
Mass in Heppner at 7:30. .
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Tour Favorite Graduate?
Jewelry of course. A gift of long
remembrance-to mark the all
important graduation milestone.
They've worked pretty hard to
capture that coveted diploma-why
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with the gift they want most-jewelry
from a Jewelry Store.
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from he Jeweler's is always some