Page 2 Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Jan. 13, 1949 EDITORIAL MmU Piiii$m.$'4s op1!! i on NATION A I ED I T O R I A I I IassocAti'Sn 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 six years. 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 a record. 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 ious extent. 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 service. 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 session. 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, Taxation. 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 taxation matters. 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. SOY EARS Am 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 possible. 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. Harry Cummings. 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 Monday. ... 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 company. ... D. M. Ward and wife, who were sick in Heppner for some time, being victims of the flu, are now well again. 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. o 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 Jeannette Marie. ened the cost is curtailed approx imately $5,000. 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. HALL'S MESSAGE 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 morning. 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 YOUR BIRTHSTONE 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. AW 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 s kjhiWX r y-s. ijyt .... n - - - I . TWO YOUNG MAINE MEN DISCOV ERED A FORTUNE IN BEAUTIFUL. fPMULTI-COLORED TOURMALINES Sv.Vt (820),SOON SCATTERED BY iV S tui CXPESStS you BOTH THE GLORIOUS OPAL AND THE LO lELY TOURMALINE SIGNIFY! !7t HOPE AND PURITY. cW NEIGHBORS IGNORANT OF THEIR VALUE. ML km Is CopytiyM-1948 j$?iiJpljim 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 today. "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 federal government. McKAY'S MESSAGE "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 augural message. 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. (yielrose) J. . . (n.plrti by du hi during batr f MtrM pUnUliM tm NalebM, Mlnbttfpl, I If o f 1 I I $32. Melrose, In flowing lines, toft carves, the fin et sterling silver, recaptures the Natrhes spirit , a romantic war of living for your graceful war of living today. Peterson's 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 Building. Coffee and Cake will be served. Something New Has Been Added Kleppsier Taxi (In Front of Hotel Heppner) Phone 3232 We meet 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 Sunday evening. J. L. 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