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2 Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, July 8, 1948
EDITORIAL . . . . .
Some Action Might Help
There is an old axiom that "you never'know
what you can do until you try." It is quite possible
that this axiom could well be put into action in
regard to the lack of passenger service between
Heppner and outside points. That lack is begin
ning to have repercussions that place Heppner
and the branch in an embarrassing position.
It is not enough that we lack the accommoda
tion. It is beginning to place us in a position of
isolation and we are not isolationists by choice.
Unfortunately, we are strictly on a branch line
basis, both rail and highway. Such public trans
portation as serves us is on an in-and-out sched
ulethere is no through route established by
which a bus schedule might be set up to cover
a larger area or run from one main line point
to another. I
In times past, ambitious bus operators have
attempted to establish runs from Arlington to
Pendleton via Heppner. They were short lived
because they were not practical The logical route
seems to be between Heppner and Arlington, in
asmuch as persons wishing to catch a train or a
bus find it convenient to do so at that point and
with three towns on the branch from which to
draw business there is a stronger Inclination for
prospective bus operators to'choose that schedule.
Several months have elapsed since the fran
chise holder on the branch discontinued the ser
vice. Some talk has been Indulged in but nothing
effective has really been attempted. In the mean
time, people unaware of the lack of public convey
ance up the branch are daily confronted with the
problem of getting in and out of here, trusting
mostly to the generosity of friends to provide them
with private transportation. That is a method
that wears thin after a few round trips donated
by the friends.
The railroad company, holder of the mail con
tract to and from the main line, has a moral
obligation to restore or provide some type of public
transportation. There was some sort of promise
by the company regarding restoration of the for
mer suC-day service at the time the shippers on
the branch peaceably agreed to the company's
request for a cut in the service due to wartime
necessity. Perhaps the company would lend a
sympathetic ear were the chamber of commerce
and the citizens at large to make a request for
some type of passenger service. There are still a
good many people who do not own or drive cars
who are almost solely dependent upon public
transportation service. There are others who often
do not .care to drive their cars to the city and who
would patronize a bus or train out of here that
provided good connections with bus and train
schedules. We won't know what can be done until
we try and it is a safe bet that nothing will be
done unless we go into action.
What this country needs is more people raising
beans and fewer people spilling them.
Flood Control Begins in
Flood control is in the news again, as a result
of the high water which destroyed the war-built
temporary city of Vanport, Oregon, and did ex
tensive damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The most vocal school of flood control advocates
is demanding that the government construct huge
and enormously costly dams to catch the water.
These dams, they go on, could be paid for, in part
at least, by the generation and sale of electricity.
They thus totally disregard the fact that a dam
can store flood waters only if it is empty to begin
with while a dam which is to produce power
must be filled with water at all times, and so is
next to useless as an emergency reservoir. Bonne
ville dam, on the flooding Columbia, is an ex
ample of that. It was producing its limit of power,
and had no space for storing the flood waters.
That being the case, what can be done to re
duce the damage done by periodic floods? One
school of experts, who are honestly interested in
flood control rather than in schemes for carrying
on the socialization o'f our electric power resources
by indirection, has come up with an answer. In a
letter to the Portland Oregonian, Wiliam Voigt Jr.,
of the Isaac Walton League, points out that much
flood damage, and the floods themselves, result
from over-grazing and other improper use of agri
cultural land. He writes, "Flood control must be
gin in the uplands. The second step is in relative
ly small tributary flood control structures. Main
stream dams should be considered only as a third
and final resort." Commenting editorialy on this,
the Oregonian says, "In more ways than one the
problem of flood control seems to assert itself in
the management, or mismanagement, of the land.
Flood control may, indeed . . . 'begin in the up
lands,' with dams only as a final resort" .
This theory, which has a world of practical
evidence to support it, was in large part the sub
ject of the vitally impdrtant conference on land
use recently held in Omaha. Speaker after speak
er, all authorities in various fields, dealt with
what must be done to protect our agricultural
and timber lands. The solution does not lie in
dumping it all in the lap of the government, tho
government, of course, will help. Nor does it lie
in spending billions for high dams of very dubious
value. It lies, instead, in educational work, and
the voluntary adoption by farmers and all others
concerned, of land utilzation practices which will
guard the soil. That, coupled with dams on the
tributary streams which will help control the flow
of water into the mainstreams, is the answer. It
may not please those who want to use flood con
trol as an excuse for socializing the power Indus
try and making the Federal government master
of us all. But it will do the job.
Two Indians were discussing the sad state of
world peace. One remarked: "The way I see it,
when the nation smoked the pipe of peace in 1918,
30 YEARS AD
From Heppner Gazette Tiroes
July 11, 1918
Heppner's second fire within a
month caused a loss to exceed
$200,000. Fire was discovered
about 4 p.m. July 4 breaking
through the roof of the Patterson
Elder barber shop. A strong
wind fanned the flames into the
Pearson tailor shop and through
open windows into the Palace
hotel. Soon they burst through the
south side of the hotel and jump
ed across the street, taking ev
erything in their path on both
sides of Main street up through
the wood yard of the Heppner
Light and Water Co. The fire
spread through the May street
block and for a time it appeared
everything in the south end of
town would be wiped out With
the exception of the McMurdo
home all else between May and
August streets was burned.
A miniature flood passed thru
Heppner Tuesday afternoon
which lasted some 30 or 40 min
utes. The storm gathered about
3 p.m. and seemed to center right
about town, and the main por
tion of the rainfal was on either
side of Stansbury canyon and ex
tended from about a mile and a
half south of town across the
hills into Blackhorse.
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Munkers of Lexington
on Wednesday, July 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Adkins an
nounce the birth of a 12 and one-
A SHORTAGE OF BUILDING MATERIAL!
half pound daughter born in
Heppner on Monday, July 8.
C. W. Keeney of Monument and
Miss Ella Davidson of Morrow
county were united in marriage
in Heppner on July 4.
Miss Lucile Elder departed
Saturday for the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank El
der, who reside at Ritter. She
was accompanied by Miss Melba
Ed Adkins and family and P,
A. Anderson and wife arrived
home Sunday after attending au
to races in Tacoma on the 4th.
Dr. H. T. Allison departed for
Camp Lewis Friday. Mrs. Allison
will reside in Portland during the
doctor's term of service in the ar
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GOVERNOR HALL TALKS
Chock-full of politic whimsey
Governor John Hall returned to
the capital Friday after a four-
weeks eastern trip.
Everyone back east agrees that
Oregon's primary elections was
the deciding factor in Deweys
capture of the nomination," he
"I was very much surprised
that Governor Warren accepted
the vice presidential nomination.
Warren told me three times that
he would accept second place on
the ticket only if Senator Van-
denberg got the presidential nom
ination, Hall added.
Governor Hall attended the na
tional governors' conference in
New Hampshire, the closing ses
sion of congress, and the national
republican convention. In the na
tional capital he was admitted
to practice before the united
States supreme court. During the
governor's absence Secretary of
State Earl T. Newbry wu got!"
ernor and when Newbry lett me
state, to attend a meeting of the
American Association of Motor
Vehicle Administrators in Reno,
State Treasurer Leslie M. Scott
JUSTICE DOUGLAS SALEM
The democratic national con-
HERE FROM NAMPA
Mr.' and Mrs. Lester Ingram of
Nampa, Idaho, passed through
Heppner Friday en route to Kin
zua. They are on a vacation trip,
part of which will be spent at
the mill town. Lester is with the
postal service. He and Mrs. In
gram were sorry they did not get
to meet all their old-time friends
and asked to be remembered to
them through the columns of the
Most everybody seems to think
that the Republicans must nom
inate some sort of a superman
for the presidency. No such re
striction is placed on the big
party where an ex-haberdasher
and Pendergast political hench
man seems to be plenty good en
ough. Come to think of it, maybe
it will take a superman to clean
up the mess made by the Demo
crats. Lawrence (Kans.) Outlook.
J. O. PETERSON
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Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
vention will have a tough time
locating and informing their man
if they choose Justice W. O. Doug
las of the United Stales supreme
court as their candidate for pres
ident or vice president as he will
be fishing deep in the wilds of
Oregon during the convention
non debet eommunicari, as the
$500 lawyers say.
Justice Douglas arrived in Sa
lem Thursady on his way to a
fishing trip on the Rogue river in
southeastern Oregon. He flew
from Pendleton by United Air
lines and spent the day with
friends at the capital. After a
weeks fishing on Oregon's fam
ous steelhead fishing stream he
will go to Lostine where he and
his family spend several months
each year vacationing in the
TAX REPEAL ON BALLOT
The 1947 legislature increased
income taxes by lowering exemp
tions, provided the sales tax is
defeated. The people defeated the
sales tax and are paying on more
of their income. The voters, how
ever, will get a chance next No
vember to decide whether they
want the boost to remain. The
state federation of labor and the
Oregon Farmers Union filed com
pleted initiative petitions this
week to put a tax repeal measure
on the general election ballot.
They have 26.000 signatures or
7000 more than necessary to
place the act on the ballot.
CHANGES IN CAPITOL
Francis Keally who designed
Oregon's capitol, but who had
never seen the finished building
until last week, has several pert
inent suggestions for bettering
the structure architecturally. He
So the best Mr. Truman can
offer is the same nink hunHIp
wrapped up in the identical pink
strings. Bigger and better prom
ises for all guys and gals suffer
ing from our national Oimmlps.
with nary a word about it being
the taxpayers money he plans
to hand back to the taxpayers
themselves! Collinsville (Conn.)
Farmington Valley Herald.
Learning the Ropet
favors installation of marble ben
ches in the rotunda in front of
the house and senate chambers,
identification of the murals and
a booklet that would be inform
ative to visitors. i
His criticism of the aluminum
cuspidors in the building and of
the landscaping of the grounds
was expressed with southern emphasis.
STATE EMPLOYEES DISMISSED
More than 130 of the 660 em
ployees of the state unemploy
ment commission are being dis
missed because of curtailment of
federal funds by congress. The
budget for the last half of 1948
was cut $205,000.
Employment offices in Uma.
tilla, Prineville. Lakeview. Tills.
mook and Cottaee Grove will he
closed and two processing offices
WOULD BAN FIXED GEAR
An intiative measure to nrn.
hibit salmon fishinz in the Cnl.
umbia river with fixed eear was
filed with the state department
or elections Thursday, the last
uay lor ining pennons tor the
INovember ballot. The measure
had 22,000 signatures, or 3,000
more tnan necessary.
FIRST "HIGHWAY POSTOFFICE'
Oregon is to have the first
nignway postoltice" in the nor
thwest. It will serve several
towns from Portland to Corvallis
beginning August 1 and will he
operated on the same basis as a
regular mall car, manned by pos
tal clerks who will Derform riis
tribution en route. The truck will
be named after some early pony
expressman or pioneer who was
prominent in the area it sprves
In Polk county it will go thru
Lianas, Monmouth and Independ
wt -In :mST
Today, the basic training court for soldiers in tht Infantry is not com
plot without instruction in knot-tying and tha us of the block and tackla.
Here a small group of U. i. Army trainees is learning how to master tha
science which will allow them to perform Herculean tasks with the greatest
Cf ease. Four war-tested Infantry divisions in the United States are now
Schooling men to be well-trained soldier-specialists.
FARMERS! TRUCKERS! LOGGERS!
HEPPNER MOTORS at North Main
Street will grant you a two cent per
gallon gas discount on all commercial
trucks from this date forward. Terms:
Large stockpile of nearly all sizes
of WARD'S RIVERSIDE truck and car
tires now on hand at reasonable prices.
Check our prices with all others be
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JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
Saw Filing &
0. M. YEAGER'S SERVICE STORE
Turner, Van Marter
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Ofiice First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppnej
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors finx National Bank Building
Phone 1332 Hepnper, Oregon Res. I'h. umce rn. vt
Heppner City Council A. D. McMurdo, M.D,
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
Abstracter Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Box 82, Heppner. Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machine Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointmei
or call at shop.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Oilice No. 4 Center St
House calls made
Heme Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 1112
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783. Home 932
Call Settles Electric F. B. Nickerson
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
INSUANCE REAL ESTATE
Mortgages and Loans
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