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2 Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, June 10, 1948
The People Want To Know
Citizens and taxpayers of the county have
voted no less than three times on the hospital,
pach time adding substantially to their tax burden
In the hope that the way would be cleared for
early construction. Added to the tax votes, a good
many of our citizens have given generously to the
special subscription campaign closed a few weeks
ago when they were told that "this is is; when
this fund is raised (the additional $20,000) every
thing will be cleared for early construction."
The people who sought the pledges in the dona
tion campaign and the people who made the
pledges did so in good faith. The money was sub
scribed with the expectation that "Form No. 3"
would be signed immediately and the way clear
ed for the government to add its grant to the
fund. At the recent primary election a majority
of the voters gave their approval once more to
the hospital. It has been several weeks since all
the approving called for has been met by the
people, yet apparently no official action has been
taken. If we are properly informed the only action
necessary is for one official to sign "Form No. 3."
What the people want to know is, why hasn't the
form been signed and what is all the stalling
30 YEARS AD
From Heppner Gazette Times
June 13, 1918
Mrs. Nira Page died suddenly
at her home near Monument
Wednesday night. May 29.
The third Older Girls Confer
ence of Central Oregon met at
Heppner the past week, June 7-8-9
at the Christian church. Twenty-six
girls were present from
Sherman, Wasco, Gilliam and
W. T. McRoberts is making re
pairs this week to that part of
his livery stable recently damag
ed by fire.
Farm wages were fixed for
eastern Oregon last week at a
meeting in Pendleton by repre
sentatives from eight grain grow
ing counties of Oregon and two
from Washington. Common la
ter during haying and grain har
vest will receive $350 a day;
J stackers and loaders, $4.00; head
er and harvest drivers, 5o; cooks,
$3. As usual board is included
in there wages. The proposal for
a 10-hour day was defeated.
Claude Devine, eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Devine, left
Lexington Tuesday morning for
Portland to join the navy.
The Christian church of Lex
ington has taken over the prop
erty of the Methodist church,
South. Plans to remodel the
church and the parsonage and
paint it are under way.
What is probably a record for
sales of combines in this section
for one season has been made
by Gilliam & Bisbee To date
they have sold 33 of these ma
chines and a crew of men is al
ready busy in various parts of the
county setting them up for run
Kinzua Folk Rush
Aid To Portland
By Elsa M Leathers
The American Legion auxiliary
made a drive for clothing, or any
usable article which was sent
immediately for the homeless
veteran families in the flood area
of Portland. Several boxes have
already been dispatched and
several are ready to be sent this
The 4-H club girls had a food
sale at the store Saturday morn
ing, the proceeds to go to help
send a member to summer school.
All the food was donated. Mrs.
Howard Bird, a 4-H club leader,
and Mrs. George Smith assisted
Kinzua played ball at Condon
Sunday, Condon winning by one
run. Final score, 11-12. Kinzua
doesn't play Sunday, June 13. The
following Sunday they go to
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Denton
1 came to Kinzua over the week
By Charles L. Egenroad i end from chapin guard station.
Washington, D. C The consis- i Mr. Denton is attending fire
tency with which the State De-1 school at Prineville, also others
partment and President Truman j attending are Don Kyle, Elwyn
can be inconsistent is something Batchelor and Elton Costello.
to behold. Other names not available. Mrs.
Last week when Senator Homer Denton is visiting at the home of
E. Capehart ripped the iron cur- her sister, Mrs. Frank Otto.
Big Jim Farley, retired demo
cratic wheelhorse and postmaster
general in Roosevelt's adminis
tration for seven years was in Sa
lem Friday. He now is top hand
on the Cocoa Cola Export board
but keenly interested in poli
tics and sticking to "Jim Farley's
Story," book under his arm when
He believes Stassen lost the
nomination when he tackled
Dewey for a debate and conse-,
gates Wants to see the West
grow. Apprehends a big vote for
Wallace if there is a war phobia
next November Wallace is too
much of an idealist.
OREGON IN OIL
The state land board has grant
ed an option to lease 7.&40 acres
of grazing land in Harney county
to an oil company for drilling.
The annual rental will be 15
cents an acre. If oil is found in
commercial quantities the state I
will get a royalty of 12 12 per
The board also gave a 2-year
lease to L. M. Peden to mine for
gold near Umatilla rapids. If
gold is found in commercial
quantities the state's cut will be
5 per cent. Governor Hall and
Secretary of State Newbry voted
for the leases. Treasurer Scott
voted "No" on both proposals.
JAB AT RACE BETS
A preliminary petition for an
initiative measure that would
make all forms of betting on
horse races illegal in Oregon was
filed with the state department
of elections this week by George
Gordon, Aloha. All forms of wa
gering, including pari-rr.utuels
would be outlawed in this state
by the measure if the required
18.969 signatures of regisiered
voters are obtained before July
1 and adopted by voters ai the
general election November 2.
NEW STATE HOSPITAL HEAD
Dr. Charles E. Bates is to suc
ceed Dr. John C. Evans c.s super
intendent of the Oregon Elate
hospital at Salem. The appoint
ment will become effective at the
termination of a six months sick
leave which Dr. Evans requested
some weeks ago. However, lie
will remain as a consultant un
til the termination of his leave.
Dr. Evans hr.s been connected
with the hospital staff for 40
years and has been superintend
ent for the past 11 years.
LOAN FOR WELFARE i tJNDS
The state is borrowing money
again. There are a great many
people who can't see w!iy, with
idle millions, the stato is forever
getting into the red. The state
treasurer Friday borrowed $477,
632 to carry on welfare worl: until
June 14. The money was obtained
from Portland bankers. at 1 14
per cent interest and was secur
ed by state liquor inventories.
The sum will be repaid with li
quor sales profits. State officials
are planning to ask the next
legislature to double the emer
gency fund and the state restora
tion fund. The emergency fund
now is $500,000 and the restora
tion fund $203,000 per biennium.
NEED A BUTLER?
If your bualer has walked out
on you think nothing of it. Here's
your chance to get a genuine im
ported French butler. Rene Per
chais is your man. Address: care
William Turfin, headmaster Vau-
chall hall, Saint Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands. His offer has
just been received by the Salem
chamber of commerce and turned
over to the state agricultural em
tain off the Voice of America
broadcasts Mr. Truman hurried
ly commented at a press confer
ence that the broadcasts were un
der contract to a private broad
casting firm, thereby indicating
the State Department was not re
sponsible for the fiasco.
At almost the same moment
Mr. Truman sought to absolve the
State Department of any blame
in the matter, the ranking Demo
crat member of the important
Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee, Texas' Senator Tom Con-
nally, was engaging in the fol
lowing debate on the Senate floor
over the proper assignment of the
investigation of broadcasts:
SENATOR CAPEHART: "I
again say that the State Depart
ment is taking the position that
they contracted for this work
with the broadcasting companies
and that they have no responsi
bility concerning it. If that be
true, then it is a domestic affair."
SENATOR CONNALLY: ;'If that
is the attitude of the State De
partment, the State Department
is WTong. If I have an option to
do or not to do something, and I
make a contract with someone
else to do it, he is doing it for me
and I am responsible. THE STATE
DEPARTMENT CANNOT WASH
ITS HANDS OF RESPONSIBIL
ITY." Later in the floor debate mater
ial was introduced into the rec
ord as provided by one of the
contracting .broadcasting com
panies showing the background
of Rene Borgia, writer of the
Ye Old Time
Come For Breakfast
-STAY ALL DAY
Mrs. Atwood and granddaugh
ter, Teresa Kuykendall, arrived
here Friday from Creswell where
Teresa graduated from high
school recently. A friend, Gene
Anderson, accompanied the lad
ies to Kinzua and began work at
the factory Monday morning.
Due to bad roads the funeral
procession of Margaret Arns came
through Kinzua Saturday en
route to Winlock where inter
ment was made. Mrs. Arns has
relatives both at Heppner and
j Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moore
spent a short time at Lonerock
Sunday evening, bringing their
daughter Lavelle home with them
for the week. She plans to stay
through the vacation with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Mrs. Herb Wright was taken
seriously ill Saturday noon and
rushed to a hospital at The Dal
les. If she continues to improve
she will leave the hospital on
RUSH VANPORT REPAIRS
State Highway Engineer R. H.
Baldock said Monday that three
shifts of emergency workers will
start immediately repairing flood
breaks in Denver and Union av
enues, Portland. The streets
which were damaged by the
Vanport City flood will probably
be reopened in ten days if the
workers are not interrupted by
Salem's McNary field United
Airline flights now are third in
the nation, topped only by Chi
cago and San Francisco. This wil
maintain as long as flood waters
of the Columbia are a threat...
A picture of Rex Putnam, Ore
gon's superintendent of public
instruction, appears in the cur
rent Issue of Life magazine with
a group of prominent educators.
. . . Former Governor Charles A.
Sprague has been appointed to
the regional royalty board of the
11th U. S. civil service region.. . .
Phil Metschan, Portland, who liv
ed in Salem when his father was
state treasurer, has been elected
chairman of the Oregon delega
tion to the republican national
convention. He has called on dej
egates to "consider their pledge
inviolate and to vote for Gover
nor Dewey until he tells us to
Voice of America scripts which
created the furor.
In this material was the fol
"He (Mr. Borgia) has never
been employed by the Depart
ment of State or any other agen
cy of the Government."
Three minutes later in the
same debate Senator Capehart
introduced into the record a copy
of a letter written by Mr. Borgia
to Congressman Taber in March
in which he explained that he
was not responsible for what had
been written in the broadcast
Mr. Borgia's letter contained
the following statement:
"I had worked for the State
Department since Pearl Harbor
and wrote over 300 programs, the
best ever broadcast in Spanish."
Here is a script for a real "who
Thursday. Mrs. Francis Woods i
has been assisting at the shows
and taking care of the small
daughter Patty. Ed Wham has
been running the show. Mr.
Wright returned home Sunday
Mrs. Lyle Ostrander Is the new
Cub mother for den 2. Mrs. Al
Rudd who was the Cub mother
went to work at the factory.
Art Watson, school teacher, is
the new scoutmaster, taking Fred
Beard's place, as Mr. Beard had
to resign due to his wife's health.
Imogene Schoolcraft and Glad
ys Shamson were down from
Camp 5 shopping on Monday and
Mrs. Marie Rhotin was here on
Roland Harrison is visiting at
the home of his uncle, Zepple
Harrison, at Top.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Woods
and daughters, Patsy and Dixie,
were shopping in The Dalles on
Miss Ramona McDaniel return
ed to her home here on Saturday
from Monmouth where she had
spent the last year at normal
school. She was met at Arling
ton by her brother, Delvin and
Misses Marlene Neth and Joan
Otto left Saturday for Bakers
field, Cal., to spend six weeks at
summer school. They will stay
with Miss Neth's aunt, Mrs. Hen
Mrs. Laurence Roba and daugh
ter of Canyon City are visiting
Mrs. Roba's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Sasser.
Friends here received an
nouncement of a baby daughter
born to Mr. and Mrs. Camron
Porter of Baker, June 5. She was
named Donna Jean and tipped
the scales at 6 pounds. The Por
ters lived at Kinzua before go
ing to Baker. Mr. Porter was
timekeeper. Mrs. Porter is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley
Waters of Fossil.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Robison
and Doris Rae of Hardman were
in Kinzua on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rood were
attendng to business at Heppner
Saturday and went over to Stan
field to see Mr. Rood's mother
and family, Mrs. Helen Williams.
Marjorie, the sister, returned to
Kinzua to visit awhile.
Robert Fortner of Boardman is
visiting at the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. Bruce Lindsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Hadley of
Camp 5 were visiting at the Hugh
Samples home Saturday evening
and also enjoying the show.
Fred Morgan visited his father,
Joe, at the hospital in Prairie
City Saturday, where he was tak
en on Monday a week ago. His
condition has not improved. Mr.
Morgan has been employed here
for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Folston
and daughter Eula Mae visited
over Sunday at John Day with
Mr. and Mrs. Sim Hendrix and
Mr. and Mrs Jack Owens and
daughter Opal and Mrs. Marion
Wright were in Heppner Wed
nesday evening to see a dentist.
Mrs. Bert Hoover is taking her
annual vacation from the Kinzua
mercantile. Mrs. Frank Denton
is clerking in her place.
Mrs. George Hannon and
daughter Marilyn of Myrtle
creek visited Mrs John Petty a
short time Thursday. Mrs. Han
non has been visiting her moth
er, Mrs. Tommy Anderson, at
C. A. Office
Main Insect pest of the week
seems to be aphids attacking
roses. At least a great many ot
fice and phone calls were re
ceived on this problem the part
few days For those of you who
have been watching the aphids
suck the juices from the plants, !
causing leaves 10 tun aim nya
to dwarf and die, it is time to
give the bushes a good spraying.
The old reliable tobacco solu
tions are still recommended for
aphis control The following for
mula is used for spraying:
2 tablespoons 40 nicotine.
14 pound fish oil soap.
12 gallons of water. ..
The soap dissolved in water
and nicotine added. Do not spray
If you prefer dusting, a nico
tine dust containing 2 percent
free nicotine is best. This should
be applied at weekly intervals as
long as the pest Is found on the
The county agent is attending
the Pacific Northwest Crop Im
provement association annual
meeting at the Marcus Whitman
hotel in Walla Walla on Friday,
June 11. The speakers with sub
jects for discussion on problems
of wheat production, varieties,
and breeding programs, selective
sprays in weed control, and smut
Here's a tip-off on another bug
nuisance. This time it is the po
tato flea beetle which is show
ing up in Morrow county the past
The potato flea beetle is a
small, black bug that hops
around like a flea. It eats small
round holes in the leaves of the
plants This is not the real dam
age, though, as it lays eggs in
the soil around the potato plant.
These eggs hatch into worms,
and the worms feed on the grow
To control the potato flea bee
tle, use a three to five percent
DDT dust at the rate of 20 pounds
per acre. To do a good job it is
important to get the dust on be
for the bug has a chance to lay
Perennial weed control time is
here again. Morning glory and
Canada thistle are the main
weeds that Morrow county farm
ers will want to control by the
use of 2,4-D. The best stage in
Canada thistle growth to apply
2,4-D is when flower buds are
beginning to show or swell.
Morning glory is controlled best
when growing actively.
The college recommends two
pounds of active 2,4-D per acre.
Local stores selling 2,4-D can give
J. 0. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Gooda
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
Saw Filing Gr
0. M. YEAGER'S SERVICE STORE
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Turner, Van Marter
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Hepnper, Oregon
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppnei
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician 4 Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Heppner City Council A D McMurdo, M.D,
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OP TITLE
Office in Peters Building
During the next few weeks
we will close the
FLOWER SHOP at 5 P. M.
Store hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flowers for every occasion
The Flower Shop
Father's Day is June 20th
-It's something special for Dad when it's something
from the Jewelers.
Surprise him with that pleasing vgift you know he's
always wanted but never would think of getting for him
self. Choose your Father's Day Gift from our attractive
selection-personal gifts for men.
Come in and look over our men's gifts-Watches,
Chains, Lighters, Pens and Pencils, Leather Goods.
Something from the Jewelers is always something
Sp.-ay and stopped in Kinzua to
say hello to her friends. The
lannons lived here before mov
ing to Myrtle Creek.
Rev. Louis Wetzell went to Ar
lington on Monday evening to
meet his family Tuseday morn
ing on their return from a vaca
tion in Montana.
Johnny and Joe Brown were
visiting at the home of their ne
phew, Maurice Brown, from Sweet
Home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Green visit
ed at the homes of his brothers,
George and Bill, and also the
Hugh Samples home over the
week end from Prineville.
Bill Howell of Monument be
gan work here this week. At pre
sent he Is . staying with Esten
Box 82, Heppner. Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointmeii'
or call at shop.
PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
OHice No. 4 Center St
House calls made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 713 Heppner. Ore
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783. Home 932
the percent 2,4-D per gallon or
per pound of the particular 2,4-D
they handle. Perhaps the most
popular 2,4-D on the market here
is 67 trlethylamine liquid
which should be used at the rate
of three pints per acre. This of
course Is mixed in the water that
your sprayer boom is set to ap
ply. After an application is made
this spring, follow up with an
other similar application this
fall. Another treatment will be
necessary next spring.
This heavy rate of application
two pounds of 2,4-D per acre
should not be used when these
weeds are sprayed In another
A Senate Appropriations Sub
committee learned that four out
of every ten people receiving
Federal relief in Washington, u.
C. use taxi cabs to go to and from
the office where they draw their
relief benefits.-Rep. Clarence J.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1S83. 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, 52 50 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
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