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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Jan. 27, 1949
P L i i he 4 S OC! T I B
The Magic of Politics
If thrro are nny people left in the country who
thought the P.oo.-evelt regime had turned the
pood old V S. A. into a socialist state, and still
think that way, it is largely because they have
not read or heard the plans of the new Truman
administration. Labor was merely struggling to
get control of the administration during Roose
velt's time; it completely dominates the picture
now or will if the Congress falls in line with
all of the socialistic proposals in the Truman
Perhaps the administration is guided by an
idealistic desire to raise the standard of living
for those in the lower income brackets, and par
ticularly those who more often than not are the
victims of unemployment in times of recession
of business and industry, and this is a commend
able Rmbition. The point is. how will much of
the legislation be accomplished except through
political magic. Certainly much of it will fail i
left to the ordinary processes of business based
on the law of supply and demand.
If the president and his brain trusters have it
figured out how higher wages can be paid; how
high prices to farmers, with price floors guaran
teed by the government, and the same time expect
lower prices on groceries and other things in the
retail field, we are about to witness something
new in the field of economics. This might be ex
panded to include the proposal that there will
be more business expansion while the government
is engaged in placing higher taxes on business.
As Li'l Abner would say, "it's confoozin' but
not amoozin'." About all we can figure out of
it is that our Harry made a wise decision when
he abandoned the haberdashery business in favor
of politics. He has a better chance to work his
ideas out through political magic than he had
in practical business.
For Better Housing
Experience of many householders with frozen
water pipes and drain pipes should prove the ne
cessity for giving closer attention to these details
of house construction. Many of the houses were
built in the days of outside toilets and the drain
age facilities were installed long afterwards.
From the condition of these drainage facilities
at present it is evident that not enough care was
exercised in protecting them from the type of
weather in vogue this winter. The same is true
with many of the houses too light construction
to provide proper protection in times of strenuous
We learn more by experience than otherwise
and if a lesson is to be taken from the current
winter weather it will be that more attention
should be paid to proper insulation of homes and
to so arrange water and sewer facilities that they
will not be exposed to the weather. There is an-
30 YEARS AGO
Heppner Gazette Times,
Thursday, January 30, 1919
The Heppner Garage, Albert
Bowker, proprietor, advertises
gasoline at 23 12 cents per gal
lon. Cecil Items: Miss Helen Barratt
and Miss Doris Mahoney left for
their homes on Sunday. . . Miss
Inez Easton spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd.
W. L. McCaleb is in the city
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Barlow, ac
companied by several members
of their family, were visitors in
Heppner from Eight Mile on
County court was in session
yesterday to dispose of matters
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other thing to be
placing of pipes
thawing of pipes frequently is the cause of resi
All in all, the inconvenience suffered from
shortage of water, or no drainage to frozen pipes,
added to the fire hazard, makes it advisable to
spend a little more at the time of building and
have a home that is comfortable and safe.
Doing for Ourselves
A proposal for compulsory government health
insurance is in the news again. It will be one of
the major issues to be considered by Congress this
year. Of the arguments used in support of it, one
of the most generally effective seems to be-that
it is often a serious burden to meet the cost of
an unexpected- hospital or doctor bill.
That is true enough but it does not explain
w hy gov ernment insurance, which would cost the
taxpayers $6,000,000,000 a year and perhaps more,
is the way out The proponents of the scheme seem
to totally ignore the fact that a large percentage
of the American people have protected themselves
against this exigency. They have done it through
one or more of the voluntary prepayment plans,
all of which are within the financial reach of the
average worker and his family. v
The growth made by these plans is phenomenal.
The first came into being in Oregon in 1906.
Initially, during the trial and error period, pro
gress was relatively slow. Then, some years ago,
a major expansion took place. One plan alone
has well over 30,000,000 subscribers, most of whom
pay the moderate charges through payroll deduc
tions. And the benefits given have been steadily
In the light of all this, and looking at the issue
from a purely practical viewpoint, there seems
to be no reason for saddling the country with an
other enormous tax and, in the process, giving
a political group a half nelson on the medical
Postwar Boom Slowing Down?
Is the great postwar boom slowing noticeably?
There are very definite indications that it is:
Certain industries which could not begin to fill
the demand a short while back such as house
hold appliances have been cutting production.
Even in the motor car field, where shortages have
been intense, conditions are changing with rapid
itv. Some types and models of cars mostiy in
the higher-priced brackets are available almost
immediately. The market for lowest-priced cars
is still strong, but producers believe that an era
when cars will have to be pushed to make sales,
isn't far off.
Few seem to think a serious economic setback
is coming in the near future. But the peaks are
that had been adjourned from the
regular January term. An ad
journment had been taken on the
20th but Commissioner Padbergt
was unable to be here at that
time, being under quarantine.
He was here yesterday.
George McDonald, farmer and
stockman of Rock creek, visited
Heppner Saturday, the first time
in months. He says they are en
joying fine winter weather in his
section and stock are doing well.
County Attorney Notson is busy
this week moving his office and
fixtures back to the courthouse,
where he will again occupy the
room vacated by him when he
gave up the office of county
The business men of Heppner !
WEDDING CAKE ORIGIN
TO SHOW BRIDES
COOKING SKILL .
ADMIRED - BUT .
THOMAS BECK.ET, FAMOUS
AND ARCH BISHOP OF
CANTERBURY (1 1 1 8-1 1'O),
TOOK. TWO CASKS OF
ENGLISH BEER TO
FRANCE, TO HELP
tiTSSfl l'it A .v.
considered along with the proper
and that Is fire hazards. The
are requested to meet at the I.O.
O.F. hall Friday evening at 8 o'
clock for the purpose of reorgan
izing the Heppner commercial
club. C. L. Sweek, president; W.
W. Smead, secretary.
Lieut. Jacob Osten arrived
home Tuesday evening, having
received his discharge from the
A deal wai closed on Saturday
whereby the Tum-A Lum Lumber
company of Walla Walla took
over the stock of H. C. Githens,
lumber dealer, and also purch
ased from the First National
Bank of Heppner the property
where Mr. Githens has been op
erating. Lexington notes: Burgoyne &
Son are making extensive im
provements at their flour mill.
Clark Davis had his crew at work
erecting and installing a steam
engine. A new engine house and
large platform adjoining the mill
ihave been built. They expect to
'steam up this week.
I W. G. Scott made a business
trip to The Dalles last Friday.
; A large number of people spent
Sunday on the rabbit range near
James Carty's ranch, some autos
going through to Boardman and
returning. There are reports of a
great slaughter by some of the
i Heppner's schools will open
agan Monday, Feb. 3, for work
in all departments. The flu situ
ation has so far improved that
there will be no danger in the
children coming together again
in the school room, and work will
be resumed in earnest.
NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY
Fiction: Walled City, Huxley;
Catallna, Maughan; Dark Wood,
Weston; Rabble in Army, Roberts;
Yankee Pasha, Marshall; Lord
Hornblower, Forester; The Tur
quoise, Seton. Mystery: Miss Sil
ver Comes to Stay, Wentworth;
Murder Is Served, Lockridge; The
Thin Man, Hammett. Juvenile:
Stephen McDonald Hagan ar
rived on th's mortal sphere at
2:30 p.m., Monday, January 24,
1949, choosing the Hood River
hospital as the spot to make his
grand entrance. He will grace the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John C.
Hagan of Heppner. Mr. Hagan,
the proud papa, was distributing
clears shortly after the news of
'his son's arrival. Hagan Is assist
ant manager of the Columbia
Basin Electric Co-op.
The tempo of the Oregon legis
lature is just right.
Not too fast or too slow. Tim
ing is important. It can make, or
break a session, and nobody will
know what happened. The great
est dangers are rushing and bolt
ing. We have seen it happen too
often not to be apprehensive.
Although it was the longest on
record, the 1947 session was not
quite long enough. There were 12
bills passed in the spastic last
hours that were faulty and cost
the taxpayers plenty. Hurry-up
methods in lawmaking always
defeat three of the essentials v.
the process of good legislation, a
fermenting period, a cooling-off
period and deliberation.
There is one point on which
this legislature has, from the
start, been of one mind. That is
not to monkey with new taxes.
They realize that the state's fin
ancial problems are locked in a
labyrinth of tax laws and that it
will be difficult to fashion a key
that will not open new doors of
the tax structure.
The past ten days of severe
weather, with highways maur
treacherous with snow and ice,
has chilled good intentions to
make a short session of it Dele
gations from over the state slated
to meet with the legislative com
mittees and at public hearings
have been thrown off schedule.
A complete new liquor control
commission was appointed this
week by Governor Douglas Mc
Kay. The three new members are
Carl W. Hogg of Salem, W. A.
Spangler of Klamath Falls and
Richard W. Reed of Eugene.
Hogg, who will serve as chair
man, will succeed Dr. Orval Eat
on of Astoria, with term expirine
January 1, 1950. Attorney general
George Neuner had given t
governor an opinion on Eaton's
position, finding that as t.-i
is Mayor of Astoria he cannot
hold two lucrative offices. Spang
ler will succeed to the term of
Harry D. Boivin, Klamath Falls
who resigned during Governor
Hall's administration. Spangler's
term expires January 1, 1952.
Reed will succeed Admiral Thorn
as L. Gatch. Portland, who de
clined Governor McKay's offer of
reappointment. Hogg is a partne
in Hogg Brothers furniture and
appliance stores in Oregon City
and Salem and is an active lead
er in many civic activities. Reed
is a former U. of O. football stai
and is Willamette valley repre
sentative for a natonal insurance
company. Spangler is engaged in
the lumber business.
Other appointments made this
week by the governor are:
George Aiken, George Neuner,
Victor P. Morris, Charles Strick
land and George Flagg as mem
bers of the governor's committee
on interstate cooperation.
Frank Vincent, Portland, re-ap
pointed as a member of the state
wage and hour commission.
Dr. O. C. Hagmeier of Seaside
and Dr. Charles E. Hunt of Eu
gene re-appointed and Dr. Thom
as E. Griffith ol rne Danes ap
pointed as members of the State
Board of Health. The appoint
ments have been presented to the
state senate for approval.
WINCHELLIZING OUR SOLONS
'Oregon Legislature and Pres
sure Groups" will appear in This
Week, supplement magazine, on
Sunday, January 30. The author,
Senator Richard L. Neuberger, is
renowned as a writeradical in his
neighborhood which is all of
America. The famous initials ot
Representative Grace Oliver Peck,
(G.O.P.) Portland democrat, are
perversive to her party affilia
tions. She insists the republican
party symbol, G.O.P., anticipates
"Going Out'a Politics" . . . The
birthdays of 12 members of the
legislature occur in March, three
in January and four in February
An astrological senator says the
March group "are influenced by
Jupiter, which presages a sympa
thy with nature (the dilettante
astrologist is a republican) ana
purity of soul" . . . Ten of the
Dresent legislators are graduates
of the University of Oregon, and
ten of Oregon State College. Only
five are graduates of Willamette
University but include Senator
William E. Walsh, president of
the senate, and Representative
Frank J. Van Dyke, speaker of
the house . . . Senator Orval
Thompson of Albany has just
been acclaimed the first citizen
of his home town. In 1941 he was
youngest member of legislature
and of the senate in 1947 and
The third biennial report of thg
Postwar Readjustment and Devel
opment commission Just Issued
by Executive Director John W.
Kelly is a valuable and interest
ing appraisal of Oregon. Briefed
on one page, Kelly says, 'The
State of Oregon is first in popu
lation gain 59.3 per cpnt. Second
highest percentage of increase In
tax collections, 1940 1 947. Fourth
percentage in total. Income pay
ments. Eighth in percent of farms
with electric service. Twentieth
in manufacturing payrolls. Twenty-first
In per capita Income."
We have 650 x 16 tire chains.
Rosewall Motor Company.
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THE FAMILY WHICH MAKES PROVISION FOR.
ITS FUTURE BY SETTING ASIDE MONEY
REGULARLY IN LIFE INSURANCE AND SAVINGS
HAS A SENSE OF SECURITY THAT ENABLES IT
TO LIVE MORE HAPPILY AND PLAN WITH
The oAmerican Way
THOSE MILLIONS OF SLACKERS
By George Peck
Let me say right quickly that
this article is not addressed to
you, gentle reader. Full well I
know that you are one of those
good citizens who goes to the
polls at each election to exercise
vour American privilege ot oi
for candidates of your own se
lection. ou fully appreciate jus,
how fortunate you are to be a
citizen of a country which affords
you the sacred right of the secret
Rather, this article is directed
to the many American citi7en
who, eligible and qualified to
vote, failed to do so last Novem
ber 2. Estimates vary as to jusf
how many of these slackers there
were, but roughly just about half
"Seen their duty and done it."
Ves, I can hear you mutter that
you just cannot understand the
ingratitude of the other half of
those stalwarts who offered up
their lives (many of them gave)
to secure for all Americans this
precious right to vote.
Undoubtedly, a few of these
non-voters had a legitimate ex
cuse, but most of them simply
were shirking their duty as good
citizens. Yet, these indifferent cit
izens, when confronted wtih their
delinquency, say "What good
conld my little voice have been
among so many millions?"
That is a hollow excuse in
fact, no excuse at all. It reflects
selfishness as well as laziness on
the part of the person who offers
such an alibi. Imagine what
would happen to this naton if
'all adopted that same laissez
faire attitude! America would be
taken over bodily to be exploited
by selfish interests.
It, also, demonstrates a woeful
Ignorance of America's political
history. For example, in one Na
tional Election, the vote in New
York State decided the eloctin
and the President-elect carried
the Empire State by only l,llt
It is rather a paradox that the
most caustic critics of elected
legislators and officials are gen
erally the very citizens who had
n't shown enough interest to vote
when the objects of their spleen
were candidates f-
So, what to do about these mil-
The old prover
is as apt today
as when the
little girl worked
to learn not only
her needlework and
letters but habits
of neatness and
lions of shirkers? Our responsi
bility really doesn't enu wun
casting our own votes. We must
see to it that the other frun
likewise performs his sacred and
Numerous suggestions have
been made for legislation to pun.
ish eligible voters who do no.
exercise their franchise. This
would entail compulsion, and
force is not compatible with the
American Way of doing things
we have learned that you defin
itely cannot legislate a sense of
civic responsibility iato any hu
There have been alternate sug
gestions of meeting our rewards
to those who do vote, one of
which would be to give the voting
citizen a reduction in his income
tax. But, what good citizen seeks
a monetary reward for simply
doing his duty?
No, the thing for us to do is to
shame these slackers into a scns
if their responsibility. First of
Many and varied are the func
tions of the century-old V. 8.
Naval Observatory In Washing
ton, D. C, but principal among
them is that of timekeeper for
the nation and its ships at sea.
The WAVE in the photo needn't
be more than a few thousandths
of a second off after netting her
watch with the observatory's
clock. fonchi Wnvr "0
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LEXINGTON . . .
Otto Ruhl who is a patient in
in the hospital in Pendleton is
reported doing nicely.
The grange HEC met at the
home of Mrs. Cecil Jones with
Mrs. George Pock as co hno"i
The afternoon was profitably
spent with many plans Vf 'i
made for the coming year. After
the business meeting, refresh
ments of angel food cake. """
cream and coffee were served,
with Mrs. Harold Peck helping.
The Lexington basketball team
motored to Umatilla on Friday
where they were defeated with a
The coming games are Tuesday
night with Boardman at Board
man, and Friday with Spray.
A hearing on the school burget
will be held at the school audi
torium Friday at 2 p.in.
This is the end of the first se
mester with Hie kids all crowding
for the final exams the last of
Mrs. Wilbur Steagall is work
ing in the local post office while
her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brashears,
is taking a much needed rest at
her home thlsxold weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelson Jr.
have named their baby girl, born
January 20 at the Emanuel hos
pital in Portland, Karen Eliza
beth. When walking after dark, wear
or carry something white. In Ore
gon, 14 pedestrians are killed
wearing dark clothing for every
one In light clothing.
Always walch for turning cars.
Looking both ways isn't always
enough while crossing the street.
Learn to look all four ways.
For safety at night, help the
driver see you. Wear something
all, we must get them to register.
Failure to register Is perhaps the
greatest contributing factor to
Then having prevailed upon
them to register and their having
discovered it is not a Gainful or
deal, that no dire disaster befalls
the eood citizen who does his
civic duty, when Election Day
rolls around, it is a pretty sate
het that thev'll eo to the polls
tn register their votes, without
coaxing, coercion, or promise of
a monetary reward, and entireiv
on their own steam and of their
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
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
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center SL
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast,
Income Tax Returns
The Eastern Oregon College
Mountaineer basketball squad
will leave the first of the week
for a strenuous series of games
with Willamette valley colleges,
starting with Willamette univer
sity at Salem Thursday, January
27. Fridav and Saturday, Janu
ary 28 and 29 they will play the
Oregon College of Education at
Monmouth; Monday, January 21,
Lewis and Clark college, Port
land; and Tuesday, February 1,
Pacific university m Forest Grove.
Playing forward on the first
string is Eldon Lilly, graduate of
Boardman high school.
Cold Weather Cuts
Despite the frigid condition of
the atmosphere, some 50 stalwart
souls hied themselves to the Lex
ington grange hall Saturday
night and spent an enjoyable
evening dancing. The attendance
was not up to previous occasions
sponsored by the Wranglers but
the enthusiasm lacked nothing
Harold Erwin, Mrs. Llnnie Lou
don and Burch Roberts provided
the music and the square dances
and Paul Jones' were greatly en
livened by Bob Runnion as caller,
j The refreshment committee in
I eluded Mr. and Mrs. Al Fetsch,
Mr. and Mrs. Don Robinson and
Mr and Mrs. Rustv Orwirk.
J. 0. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. in Legion Hall
Saw Filing &
O. M. YEAGER'S
Turner, Van Marter
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
Aiinil UMti First Mondfty
VOUnCII Eh Mouth
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Abstract & Title Co.
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Superior Dry Cleaning
& Finishing .
Call Settles Electric
nt HEPPNER APPLIANCE
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
Phone 2542 or 1423
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bank Bldg.