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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Jan. 13, 1949
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NATION A I ED I T O R I A I
Strike Against Polio
Citizens of Morrow county have their opportun
ity during the next IS days to Join the rest of the
American people in writing their own ticket
against infantile paralysis which has stricken
more than 100,000 fellow countrymen in the past
The March of Dimes that begins tomorrow and
runs through Jan. 31 is providing that opportunity
at a time when the realization of the grave polio
emergency should have impressed itself on every
mind. It is common knowledge by now that 19-1S
burdened the nation with an unprecedented
number of cases, that $17,000,000 was spent on
polio patients during the year, that the epiuVmic
aid fund of the National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis was drained dry and that the 1919 March
of Dimes must produce a minimum of $30,000,000
But none of these figures dramatizes the situa
tion to the home folk as clearly as Oregon's own
polio statistics. Two hundred twenty Oregonians
were hit by polio during 1948... Two hundred
thousand dollars was spent on the care of polio
patients in Oregon during the year . . . Eight coun
ties, all of which experienced epidemic polio,
found their March of Dimes funds exhausted, and
others saw their polio finances depleted to a ser
It may seem heartless to talk of dollars and
cents when pain and suffering are involved, but
you cannot sidestep the cold, factual problem of
doctor and hospital bills. Not one family in 10
can afford to pay for full or even partial care of a
case requiring more than a nominal hospital stay.
March of Dimes funds are paying for the best
available medical, care and treatment of polio
patients throughout the nation regardless of
whether they were stricken in 1948 or in previous
years. Besides, the March of Dimes finances re
search, seeking the final answer as to how to
prevent and cure polio.
Help guarantee a continuation of this vital
Join in that great humanitarian parade t'
March of Dimes.
On Important Committees
Morrow county's representatives in the legisla
ture have been given their committee assign
ments and will play an important part in what
ever legislation that is accomplished in the 1949
Henry E. Feterson has been given the chair
manship of Engrossed and Enrolled Bills and
is a member of the important Agriculture, Alco
holic Control, Aviatiorl and Commerce committees.
Giles French is chairman of Labor and Indus
tries; member, Education, Rules and Resolutions,
Peterson, we know, is well enough schooled in
agriculture to be of valuable service on that com
mittee. His experience in the legislature has pre
pared him for detail work such as will appear in
the committee of which he is chairman as well
as on the important committees on alcoholic bev
erages control and aviation and commerce.
French, with his long schooling in the legisla
ture, has demonstrated his ability to handle any
assignment, and he is especially well versed in
The voters of the district, very few if any who
would trade Jobs with Messrs. French and Peter
son right now, may feel fortunate that these ex
perienced legislators are on the Job to wrestle with
the problems of the 1949 legislature.
An Old Friend Passes
There are scores of people in this community
who will share in expressing sorrow over the
passing of a former townsman, William Driscoll.
' Dad," as he was known to all, had that rare tal
ent of making and retaining friends, and through
out his long service as Janitor of the Heppner
school he established friendships that will live
on in the hearts of countless young people, many
of whom were personally indebted to him for
words of advice when some infraction of school
rules was about to involve them in difficulties.
He will be missed by his older friends who cher
ished his ready wit and who gathered about him
on the occasion of his infrequent visits here after
moving to Corvallis to make his home.
Heppner Gazptte Times,
January 16, 1919
Work on the foundation of the
new Gilman building on Willow
street at the rear of the Masonic
building was begun yesterday by
Contractor Landsdown. If the
present favorable weather con
tinues, the walls will be poured
also and the building pushed to
completion at as early date as
I will sell four of the best
building lots in Heppner for S250
each. The lots are 50 x 100 feet
and are true paralellograms,
each corner being a right angle
and each lot is a half of a square.
Lotus Robison was down from
hs mountain home Monday and
reports a very pleasant winter
season out that way so far. Stock
is doing fine.
Cupper brothers of Monument
shipped a car of fat cattle out of
Heppner on Sunday.
John Wightman and Adam
Blahm shipped a carload of Jer
sey heifers to Buhl, Idaho, on
It is reported that the large
body of coal covered up in the
debris of the Palace hotel base- ,
ment is still smouldering and !
slowly burning, having continu
ed to burn since the building was
destroyed by fire July 4, 1918.
Harold Conn this week purch
ased an interest in the W. T. Mc
Roberts garage and the firm is
now known as the McRoberts
Cohn Auto Co.
The City Board of Health has
! clamped the lid down tight on
I the public school until the first
' Monday in February, and then it
will depend altogether on how
',the flu situation is whether per
mission will be granted to take
up the work.
In consideration of taking over
the interest of the Heppner Light
& Water Company in the city
water plant, the council at a spe
cial meeting Monday night, de
cided to tender an offer of $15,000
to H. V. Gates, president of the
D. M. Ward and wife, who were
sick in Heppner for some time,
being victims of the flu, are now
WEDDING DATE SET
Mr. and Mrs. Orville W. Cuts-
forth announce the engagement
of their daughter, Dorothy, to Mr.
F. Richard Zita of New Britain,
Conn. Miss Cutsforth, who has
been a student at Stephens Col
lege, Columbia, Mo., the past
two years, has chosen Saturday,
February 12 as the date of her
marriage. Mr. Zita has been a
student at the University of Mis
souri at Columbia and has trans
ferred to a college at Middletown,
Conn., to complete hs course and
that is where the young people
will live for the time being. Miss
Cutsforth spent the Christmas
holidays at New Britain and re
turned to her home at Lexington
during the week.
Eorn Monday morning, Janu
ary 10, at the General hospital in
The Dalles, a seven pound eight
ounce baby girl to Mr. and Mrs.
James Hager. The babe, the Hag
er's second child, has been named
ened the cost is curtailed approx
The inaugural ceremonies of
Governor Douglas McKay as the
1 25th governor of the state of Ore
gon started at 2:30 p.m.
There was barely room in the
marble halls for the supreme
court, state officials and state
senators to march to the expan
sive hall of representatives. The
dignitaries were followed by more
than 2000 persons who filled the
lower floor and balcony. An esti
mated 2000 more filled the hall
ways and foyers where loud
speakers had been arranged by
Secretary of State Earl T. New
bry, custodian of the capitol. Not
all who were there got to see the
governor when sworn in by Chief
Justice Hall S. Lusk, but every
one could hear the program.
Retiring Governor John H. Hall
read his recommendations to thp
legislators which was preluded by
ins political swan song.
"On the fifth day of April, 1947,
I walked off this rostrum never
expecting to return. Having serv
ed my state in seven regular and
special sessions of the legislature
... I was ready to retre from ac
tive politics. When my colleagues
...elected me to the highest of
fice within their gift, that of
speaker of the house, an honor I
cherish more than having served
as governor ... I felt that my car
eer in active politics had ended.
Fate decreed otherwise." Here he
deplored the tragic accident that
took the late Governor Earl Snell,
Secretary of State Robert S. Far
roll, Jr., and Senate President
Marshall E. Cornett, as did Gov
ernor McKay in his message. He
called attention to the fact that
his appointment of Earl T. New
bry as secretary of state was ap
predated when Newbry was giv
en the largest vote ever cast for
any candidate for any office in
the entire history of the state.
He then suggested scholastic
training be provided for the pen
itentiary . . . that the prison be
equipped with a furniture fac
tory, a large tailor shop and soap
factory ... that commitment ages
to state girls school be changed
LEGISLATURE UNDER WAY
Moving as even as the rhythm
of an old sweet song the organi
zation of the 45th Oregon legisla
tive assembly was consummated
at the capitol in Salem Monday
The calculations of President
of the Senate William E. Walsh
and Speaker of the House Frank
J. Van Dyke were precision per
fect. Members of the senate and
house were given the oath of of
fice by Chief Justice Hall S. Lusk.
Officers of the two houses were
elected and appointments of floor
employees announced by 11 o'
clock. The leaders of each house
established a record for prompt
organization. This is taken as be
ing indicative of intent to avoid
a lengthy session.
The first "baby" of the new
session was a clicking idea from
a member with the experience of
eight previous sessions, an ac
cepted legislative genius. Rep.
Earl H. Hill of Lane county. He
favors calling immediate Joint
sessions of the taxation and ways
and means committees to be
charged wtih securing official
figures and information on state
affairs. The committees also
would be asked to adjudicate and
clarify the ideas and intentions
of proponents of bills. The move
attracted decisive support from
members who would quicken the
tempo and shorten the session.
For every day the session s short-
Roots of Culture
AND ITS MEANING
OPAL OR TOURMALINE
ROMANS CALLEDTHE SPLZN-
UDID, FLASHING OPAL "CHILD
ocnu i iruu Hi LVVt.
THEY CONSIDERED IT AN
AMULET AGAINST ILLNESS.
A4ARK ANTONY (B1-30B.CJ
PROSCRIBED ROMAN SENA TOR
NONIUS, TO OBTAIN HIS CLO
RIOUSOPAL, "LARGE AS A
HA2EL NUT! "8UT NONIUS
ESCAPED -WITH HIS GEM'.
THE OCTOBER-BORN INCLUDE CELEBRATED LAWYERS.
JUDGES, ACTORS, EXANCERS, ARTCONNOISSEURS.
-W2' INTERIOR DECORATORS
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. TWO YOUNG MAINE MEN DISCOV
ERED A FORTUNE IN BEAUTIFUL.
Sv.Vt (820),SOON SCATTERED BY
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BOTH THE GLORIOUS OPAL
AND THE LO lELY
TOURMALINE SIGNIFY! !7t
HOPE AND PURITY. cW
NEIGHBORS IGNORANT OF
ML km Is
GI TERM INSURANCE
NEAR EXPIRATION DATE
G.I. term Insurance ia an.
preaching expiration dates for an
increasina number of Oregon vet.
erans, particularly those who
stepped into the war early with
me 4ist division, Charles M. Cox,
Veterans Administration renre.
sentative for this area, warned
"These veterans must take ac
tion if they wish to keep their
National Service Life Insurance
in force," Cox pointed out. "Ex
piring contracts may be renewed
for a new five-year term, or con-
from 12 to 25 years of age to 12
to 18 years . . . more hospital beds
at the state's two tuberculosis
hospitals . . . new buildings at fee
ble minded home, school for the
deaf and for state employees'
homes. He aDDroved educational
expansion and hoped "that some
day the state of Oregon w f nd
ways and means to care for the
elderly people, the sick, the blind,
tne dependent children, without
bending the servile knee to the
"I enter upon the duties of my
high office most humble and with
a prayer that I mav render ser.
vice that will be good good for
tne individual, and good for the
state as a whole," Governor Mc
Kay said at the start of his in
He impressed the importance of
a short session.
The first admonition Governor
McKay gave the legislature in his
message was to have as short a
session as possible. He warned
that there had been a dangerous
growth in local taxation in recent
years caused by our tremendous
growth in population, and the
public is demanding more and
more public services. "For a num
ber of years the state has riivprteri
money that was formerly consid-
erea as exclusively state lunds,
to local schools, counties and cit
ies. And I believe quite properly.
But again I want to caution you
this source of revenue for the
various subdivisions of the state
government is fast reaching th
poini oi complete exhaustion, If
it has not already reached that
point," the governor pointed out.
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In flowing lines,
toft carves, the fin
et sterling silver,
Natrhes spirit ,
a romantic war of
living for your
graceful war of
Members of the Elks and their wives!
The Ladies of the Elks are sponsoring a General Shower
Saturday Evening, January 15
for the benefit of the Harold Becket family who lost their
home Sunday night by fire.
Bring your offerings to the Ladies' Lounge in the Elks
Coffee and Cake will be served.
Has Been Added
(In Front of Hotel Heppner)
Planes - Busses - Trains
Anywhere - Any Time
verted to a permanent plan."
Original term insurance taken
out while In service before the
end of 1945 expires eight years
after it was issued, the VA aide
explained. Many Oregon ex-GI's
took out their insurance early in
1941, and some of these contracts
are expiring now.
A WORD OF THANKS
We wish to express our deep
apprecaition to the fire depart
ment, and especially to Officers
Gordon Grady and Clyde Nutting
for their efforts to protect our
property from damage during the
burning of the Becket residence
J. L. Hamlin and family.
There is a tradition to the ef
fect that Noel Coward once sent
identical notes to the twenty
most prominent men In London,
saying, "All Is discovered. Escape
while you can." All twenty ah
ru pt ly left town. '
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Heppner Hardware r Electric Co.
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Wutch & Jewelry
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. in Legion Hall
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Saw Filing Gr
O. M. YEAGER'S
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office. First Floor Bank Bldg
I'hone 2342 Heppner
Turner, Van Marrer
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgoon
First National Bank Building
iles. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Licensed Funeral Directors
I'hone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Council M3ct, ,lrt Mond
X1IV.II E.ch Uontn
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
Abstract b Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
OIllo in Pitora Building
24 HOUR SERVICE
C. A. RUCGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Cleaners H0P1".or o,B
Superior Dry Cleaning
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Call Settles Electric
nt HEPPNER APPLIANCE
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
Phone 2542 or 1423
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machine Repaired
Phone 1-185 for appointment
or call at shop.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bnnk Bldg.
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, Buslncs, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast.
Income Tax Returns