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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Dec. 23, 1948
Merry Christmas to All !
This in the season of the year when each indiv
idual feels kindly towards every other individual
at least, it is more evident at this time than
throughout the year and we are inclined to give
expression to the warmth we feel deep down in
side hy wishing all and sundiy "A Merry Christ
mas!" It is a custom that is centuries old, hence is not
apt to be discontinued even by a world that has
grown callous in this more modern age when the
tendency is to measure values more by worldly
gains than by spiritual development. But the
precedent for gift-giving was set by the shep
herds of old who followed the Star of Bethlehem
to the place where the Saviour was born, and
throughout the centuries it has been the custom
to observe His precept of "doing unto others as
you would they should do unto you" by remem
bering relatives and friends with a gift or a
cheery note at Christmas time. It is a custom
that is frequently abused by dint of over-emphasis,
but is it not more pleasant to live in a world
that responds in a warm-hearted manner to this
age-old tradition than to find ourselves in a world
that fails to acknowledge Christ and his teach
ings? We think so, and it is with this feeling
of kindliness towards all men that we acknow
ledge the many Christmas greetings received dur
ing this season and take time out to say "Merry
Christmas to Everyone!"
World Freedom American Goal
America has been great only when she remem
bered her purpose of establishing freedom here
and helping maintain it throughout the world.
She has lost her greatness whenever she began
to worry too much about herself and forgot her
obligation to the world. Thus spoke Dr. A. L.
Strand, president of Oregon State college, in an
address to the annual December conference of
agrcultural and home economics workers last
week at the college. Political freedom cannot be
segregated from economic freedom, he contended,
but that the latter needs a reasonable balance
between minimum security and essential free en
terprise with economic risks.
One hundred per cent or 90 per cent security
cannot be successfully brought about, this learned
man declares, whether that is expressed in too
high pensions or too high parity supports for farm
crops. They just won't work in the long run, he
avers, and added that the whole broad purpose
of education is freedom, in that knowledge of
environment through research and education, and
the right to enquire in any and all fields is fun
damental to all freedom.
Dr. Strand argues for some "first class navigat
ing" between the two extremes for the ship of
state to strike a balance in our complicated so
ciety. If we steer too far to the left we lose basic
human freedoms, while if we steer too far to the
right we lose human rights.
30 YEARS AGO
Heppner Gazette Times,
December 26, 191
While cutting kindling Sunday
Frank Gilliam had the misfor
tune of cutting off the end of the
thumb on his left hand.
Dr. C. C. Chick of lone has
purchased the Kinsman property
in east Heppner and will take
possession at once. Dr. Chick will
take over the practice of Dr. Win
nard. Harold Conn reached home on
Monday from Norfolk, Va., where
he was specializing in the radio
section. He had enlisted for four
years but the end of the war
made it possible to get a release.
A 10 1 7 pound son arrived on
the 24th at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Hill. He came at rather
an inopportune time as the en
tire family were down with the
flu. He and his mother are doing
nicely at the F. A. Andrews home.
Sam Turner returned from
Mare Island Wednesday, having
been discharged from Uncle
C. W. McNamer, lone butcher,
was a visitor in Heppner Monday.
He recently disposed of his but
cher shop at lone to Archie Cochran.
John Sheridan, for a number of
years engaged in the sheep bus
iness in Morrow county, died Sat
urday at the Heppner sanator
ium, after suffering a few days
day, the new city charter was ap
proved by the citizens of Hepp
ner by a better than two to one
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Whetstone
are in Pendleton this week to re
main until after the Christmas
We understand that a deal was
closed this week where G. A. Wil
cox takes over the D. C. Wells
place just west of Heppner. Early
in the fall Mr. Wilcox disposed
of his alfalfa farm at Jordan.
WALSH SENATE PRESIDENT
The election of Senator William
E. Walsh. Coos Bay attorney, as
president of the senate has been
assured by a pledged vote from
Austin Flegel, Portland democrat.
Flegel's decision was the six
teen in favor of Walsh and ended
the six-week fight with Senator
Carl Engdahl, Oregon's wheat
king, from Umatilla county. For
ten days each contestant was be
hind the eight ball with 13 pled
Senator Engdahl has released
his pledges and asked them to
"forget the fight so we can do a
good job during the session," be
ginning January 10.
The president of the senate is
in line to become governor in
case of "the inability of the gov
ernor to discharge the duties of
the office." The speaker of the
house, secretary of state and state
treasurer are next in order of suc
Senator Waish has represented
the 8th senatorial district, com
prising Coos and Curry counties,
j in the upper house during the
last three legislative sessions,
having been first elected in 1940.
He was appointed district attor
ney of Coos county by Governor
I. L. Patterson in 1930 and serv
ed three years, was later GOP
county chairman. He was an of
ficer in Coast Artillery Corps Re
serve from 192S to 1938. The sen
ator was born in Oswego, N. Y.,
in 1903; family came to Oregon
in 1910! He completed high school
in Salem, obtained LLB from Wil
lamette law school, married, one
son, William. Jr., is a Shriner,
Mason and Elk.
sessions of 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941
(although elected he was In ab
sentia during the sessions of 1943
and 1945 while serving in the ar
my). In the 1947 session he was
chairman of the roads and high
ways committee, vice-chairman
of the medicine, pharmacy and
dentistry committee and a mem
ber of four other committees. On
ly two other senators held as
many committee appointments.
There are times when we want
to get the feel of what the score
is in state government without
having the subject matter gar
nished with parsley, scrollwork
and passementerie. The gover
nors' messages and the biennial
budget, published during each
regular session of the legislature,
are primary documents of infor
mation on state affairs that
should be given wider circulation
in the cause of better govern
ment. This is the opinion of a
group of legislators that will ask
for multiple printings of the two
documents to be made available
to all who desire them.
ADVICE TO STATESMEN
"The foundation of society isn't
the clever or smart man, but is
one that is good," Gerald Ken
nedy, bishop of the Portland area
for the Methodist church, stated
at a luncheon-forum in Salem
this week that was largely at
tended by state officials. In mak
ing a plea to turn from pagan
altars to the worship of God, the
bishop declared that when men
get away from God they lose
their sense of responsibility for
"Duties and obligations should
go along with the demand for
freedom and liberty," he said.
Visitors from outside points
coming to spend the holidays
with relatives are Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Bryant and family of Lewis
ton, Ida. They will be guests of
their respective mothers, Mrs.
Madge Bryant and Mrs. R. A.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner left
Wednesday foi Portland to spend
the Christmas holidays at the
home of the Don Turners.
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
Among out-of-town people
shopping in Heppner the past
week were Mr. and Mrs. Will
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Miller of Monument. They found
the highway slick but made the
trip without mishap. The Millers
own and operate the former L. D.
Svvick ranch on Cottonwood creek
At the special election last Fri- 'out from Monument.
is the most sincere expression we know to con
vey our appreciation for your friendliness and
patronage this past year.
May we extend to you our cordial greetings
and good wishes for a Merry Christmas and
happiness and prosperity in the New Year.
"When I enter office I will do
all in my power to keep Oregon's
aggressive program of' accident
prevention and vocational rehab
ilitation going stronger than ev
er," Governor-elect Douglas Mc
Kay told delegates attending the
fifth annual Oregon safety coun
cil meeting for a two-day ses
sion at the capitol this week.
"Only one thing creates wealth,"
he said. "No national resource is
of any value without Work. We
must keep our workmen safe on
the job, and if they do get hurt,
see that they receive the best of
Other speakers were Commis
sioner T. Morris Dunne, dean of
sion; Paul M. Giever, the commis
sion's industrial hygiene engin
eer, and Dr. R. R. Sullivan of the
Oregon state board of health.
The number of delegates at
tending the council broke all pre
vious records and nearly every
type of industry in the Pacific
northwest was represented.
It is an auto-demonstrative
fact that more people of the state
read and discuss the legislative
messages of outgoing and incom
ing governors than any other ar
ticles of local origin. As a rule
they are written and re-written
many, many times, as are the
i i'-it-L' d nf rr-i nrnf ace nnal nrrt t -
ers. The message of Governor-el- the Oregon industrial accident
.... 1 nnmmlECInn and thO CtHTO llHPm.
ect Douglas McKay will be noj , " . .
exception. He announced 30 days Payment compensation co.nm.s
ago he would start compiling his r. -------------- - .
message to the 1949 legislature. ;
Governor Hall, however, says his I
message will be brief both in j
compilation and reading. The i
message of an outgoing governor
should be of high interest as he ;
has a better grasp of state affairs
than a person who has never held ;
the state's highest office. All tttt
which should not be taken to
mean that the message of Governor-elect
McKay will not be ex
tremely valuable to legislators
and the populace. McKay held
important chairmanships in the
Heppner Ph. 1 12
The Dalles Phone 2635
114 E. 2nd St.
"We Go Anywhere.Anytime"
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The most precious Christmas gift we
can think of is the gift of good will.
May you and everyone else in the
world receive it.
December 19 to December 85
By the Editors of the World Book
Isaac Newton was born in
Woolsthorpe, England, on
Christmas Day. 1642. As a youth
he neglected his studies to in
vent ingenious mechanical de
vices, and, as an adult pro
pounded laws of motion and of
gravity, invented the reflector
telescope, experimented with
spectroanalysis. His work laid
the foundations for modern
physics. As a mathematician,
he was accomplished, and he
claimed to have invented dif
ferential calculus, though the
claim was disputed.
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Portland 4, Oroaon
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Veterans of Foreign .
Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
Turner, Von Marter
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner . ,,,,
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Heppner Crty Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring hefore
A. D. McMurdo, M.D,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Dr. C. . Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House calls made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
Abstracter Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, On
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repair
Phone 14S5 for apointmei
or call at shop.
Call Settles Electric
at HEPPNER APPLIANCE
for all kinds of electriral work.
New and repair.
Phone 2542 or 1423
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783. Home 932
To Our Many Friends
May your Christmastide be aglow with the shining candles
of friendship and good cheer. And may they still glow for you
throughout a Happy New Year.
And for the late shoppers we still have attractive
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Lingerie . . . Hose . . . Purses
Gloves . . . Handkerchiefs . . . Scarfs
Dresses and Suits
WE WISH EVERYBODY
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