2 Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, July 8, 1948 EDITORIAL . . . . . OiEco0Nsarii NATIOUDP NATIONAL CDITOMAl SSOCIATION 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 the Uplands 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, nobdy inhaled!" 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 Griffith. 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 my. Summer Comfort NEW BLOUSES TO ENHANCE YOUR SUMMER SUIT Dainty . . . Cool . . . Crispy Nylon Blouses and Neckwear, $5.95 to $8.95 Crepe Blouses $4.95 to $8.95 Introducing HOLLYWOOD YOUTH GIRDLES Nylon Panty Girdle, $7.50 to $1 1 .50 and FORMFIT CREATIONS Girdles $4.00 . . . Garter Belts $1.50 to $3.00 Life Bras in Nylon $2.50 Panty Girdles in Nylon $5.00 Norah's Shop i GOVERNOR HALL TALKS POLITICS 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 said. "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 became governor. JUSTICE DOUGLAS SALEM VISITOR 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 Gazette Times. 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 Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods Watches, Clocks. Diamonds Expert Watch & Jewelry Repairing Heppner, Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars 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 Wallowa country. 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 PROFFERED 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 -5' ' 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: 30 days. 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 fore buying! 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