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Heppner Gazette Time,s Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 3, 1949
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Democratic Press Dubious
II is Interesting 1o pet the slant of editors thru
out the lfnd following the inaugural ceremony
and the President's message. That this column
may not be accused of prejudice or bias, we
beg the privilege of submitting excerpts from a
few of the Democratic editors who have "spoken
their pieces" since January 20.
The Ft. Lauderdale (Florida) Daily News (Ind.
Dem.) warns: "If President Truman's 'State of
the Union' message to Congress is indicative of
what the next four years has in store for this
country, then the United States will have'pro
gressed farther along the socialistic path than
the original New Dealers ever dreamed of doing."
St, George tS. Carolina) Dorchester Eagle-Record
(Dem.) says: The country as a whole accepts the
fact that much of the New Deal legislation passed
during the depression of the '30's was beneficial.
No doubt it helped recovery to. a great extent, but
there is no positive proof that it, instead of Hitler's
war, was responsible for the prosperity of the '40's.
Donna (Texas) News (Dem.) says: The Taft
Hartley act makes murder, destruction of property
and "gimmie-everything-for-nothing" programs
illegal.The Wagner Law legalized murder, destruc
tion, theft if by union strikers declares employ,
ers wrong all the time, that labor only has any
rights, and all of that. Truman promised to restore
the Wagner act with its blood and arson. He got
the votes. Harlem and other negro centers were
promised the white folks in return for votes. And
the Reds must have been promised red herring
radio programs. We hate to think the farm vote
was delivered in return for subsidies for raising
crops to be destroyed.
And the Whitehouse (Ohio) Standard (non-partisan)
says: . . A candidate may be elected on
the basis of his promises, but he can not be re
jected for not keeping them until the next elec
tion. It may be possible that Mr. Truman now
finds himself in a position where, in order to
save face, he will ask for legislation that he se
cretly hopes he will not get, and that is food for
On the same sheet were editorials from several
Republican papers, but none of them was more
critical indeed, they were not .as caustic than
the comments by editors of the deep south. The
labor press, naturally, is all for the proposed
program. As a closing shot, here's a quotation
from one Republican newspaper, the Somerset
tPenna.) Daily American: President Truman has
drunk too deeply at the Kremlin fountain. His
message to Congress is an appeal to the ignorant
and the infamous to support him in his assaults
upon the intelligence and virtues of the American
Heppner Gazette Times,
February 6, 1919
Another hotel company has
been organized in Heppner for
the purpose of erecting immedi
ately a first class hotel of mod
ern construction in this city. J.
W. Beymer, Jeff Jones, J. F.
Vaughn and W. G. McCarty are
announced as the incorporators.
The Slocum property on the
southwest corner of Main and
Center streets has been purchas
ed, and an option taken on the
property of Aithur Smith now oc
cupied by Wm. Haylor, and it is
the announced intention of the
new company to begin clearing
the ground for the new structure
just as soon as the present ten
ants can be cared for. which will
be about the first of March. The
new building will be three stor
ies and have a frontage on Main
street of TO feet and extending a
depth of 132 feet on Center street.
(Editor's note: For some reason
the building did not materialize,
perhaps due to the fact that the
incorporators may have come to
the conclusion that one hotel
would serve the community. The
property acquired for the purpose
is still vacant and now owned by
a Pendleton capitalist.)
Frank Turner has ordered a 10-
j machine shearing plant which he
expects to have here and ready
for work when the season opens,
about the loth of March. He plans
, to run two Dlants this season.
! The purchase of the Slocum
! property by the newly organized
I hotel company necessitates the
'removal to new quarters of the
'Morrow County Creamery.
Lexington items: Churches and
'Sunday schools reopened at Lex
ington last Sunday after about
I two months vacation enforced by
the flu. ... A son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. George N. Peck last
Sunday morning. . . Prof. Boit
nott, principal of the Heppner
schools, visited the Lexington
school last Monday. . . . W. K.
Corson, manager of the Burgoyne
store, made a business trip to
Hardman last week. . . . Oscar
R. Otto, the music man of Hepp
ner, was in Lexington last week
looking after business interests.
It is announced on good auth
ority that the Heppner Hotel com
pany is pushing plans for the new
hotel building per announce
ments as made last week. Stock
in the new company is being rap
idly subscribed, and as fast as
possible arrangements are being
completed to start construction
Rain, snow and frosty weather
have held up construction work
on several different buildings go
ing up in Heppner this week.
Dempsey Boyer and wife were
visiting for several days in Hepp
ner this week from their home in
John Boyd was at Parker's Mill
recently getting some repair work
done on his woodsaw. He was
driving his mule team which, he
For he past two weeks freezing
storms loafed around the capitol.
This week they moved and things
warmed up, outside and inside
the legislative halls. For the first
time this calm and purposeful
session urew us battle lines. This
week a group of effervescent bills
furnished the punch we have
been waiting for.
From now on anything can
The Columbia Valley Authority
proposal is not new but it's po
tent. Other proposals would sanc
tion a privately owned dam on
the Deschutes river; reapportion
the state's legislative set-up; give
agricultural board power to ap
point director of agriculture; cre
ate a commission on uniform
state laws; eliminate liens
against property of persons re
ceiving old age assistance; ap
propriate $1,818,740 to continue
Oregon Vocational school at Kla
math Falls; reallocate gas tax
revenues, motor license fees, etc.,
to small counties, and create full
time liquor control director.
"Confronted with requests to
taling $175,000,000 and having a
possible income of $150,000,000,
members of the state legislature
have been brought face to face
with an outstanding fiscal prob
lem," says Representative Frank
J. Van Dyke, speaker of the
house. 'The difference of $25,000,
000, should it be appropriated
would necessitate a tax levy of
18 mills in addition to the load
already being carried by real es
tate. The legislators take the at
titude that the vote last Novem
ber on the welfare measure is a
says, are not to be trusted as
they will run away at the drop of
the hat They are aged respective
ly 76 and 106 years.
John Olden left for Hillsboro
Monday where he was called on
business in connection with the
estate of the late M. A. Olden, his
Cecil items: Mr. and Mrs. T. H
Lowe were visiting at Butterby
Flats on Thursday. . . . Walter
Pope and his little old Ford went
down to Willows on Thursday, re
turning by way of Arlington. ..
John Bryson of lone, the car doc
tor, was called to Cecil Saturday
morning. John thinks he had bet
ter build a garage down Here,
then he would always be on the
The oAmerkan Way
i n WMarr, . i. i ....
Leaders of unions representing rail
road engineers and firemen seek to force
railroads to add extra, needless men on
diesel locomotives. This is sheer waste
a "make-work" program which would
mean fewer improvements and higher
costs for vol !
Railroads uae modern dirwel locomotives be
cause they are one of tlie means of giving
faster, better service to you.
Two men compose the crew of a dieseL
They occupy a clean, comfortable cab at the
front. The enKinoer handles the throttle. The
firpmao wU and watches the track ahead.
With no coal to shovel, he has practically
nolliing else to do.
No Benefit To You
Now the leaders of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Knginoers and the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen want
to use Uie diesel locomotive as a means of
forcing a feather-bedding soheme on the rail
roads. The eitxa men tliey propose to add to
tiie dieeul ciewa are not needed. There is no
work for them.
Tlie union leaders are fighting among them
alv about which union should furnish
these antra, needless men. Tlie Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers have even threatened
a strike. You nmy nut be interested in this d la
put of Ulnae two unions, but you would be
vitally comwned if these groups succeed in
putting through this feather-bedding scheme,
bawauaa it would mean a slowing up of tlie
improvement program of tl railroads of
which tlx diesel is the outstanding symbol.
W u- Lrwf thr Ir.hest paid
ers or two unions
railroad employes real aristocrats of labor!
Their pay is nigh by any standard. Granting
of these demands, therefore, would mean that
the railroads would be paying out millions in
unearned wages to those in tha very highest
pay brackets.
We'd Like To Spend This Money On You
You know how much tha diesel has meant to
you in increaaed speed, comfort and conven
ience. The railroads have many more of them
on order for even greater improvement in
service to you. But needless drains of money,
such as this present demand of the unions for
needless men on diescls, reduce the ability of
the railroads to spend money on better serv
ice for you. . .
Proud as the railroads are of the diesel, it is
only a small part of their improvement pro
gram. Since the War, literally billions of dol
lars have been spent on improvement of
tracks and stations, on new passenger and
freight cars, as well as on diesel locomotives,
and on the many other less conspicuous de
tails of railroading that contribute to im
proved service.
Feather-Bedding Means Less Service To You
But brazen feather-bedding schemes like the
one now proposed would, if successful, divert
large sums of money from our present Im
provement programs. Even worse, they make
improvements like the diesel worthless, by
ma king the cost of their operation prohibitive.
These demands are against touh interests
as well as those of the railroads. They are
schemes to "make work". Neither you nor
the railroads should be forced to pay such a
penalty for progress.
That's why the railroads are resisting these
"make work" demands to the Inst ditch and
why they are telling you about them.
We are publi hing this and other advertisements to talk with vou
at first band about matters which are important to everybody
By Dr. Alfred P. Haake
(Edtor's Note: Alfred P. Haake,
Ph.D., Mayor of Park Ridge, Ill
inois, is a noted economist, busi
ness consultant, lecturer and au
Only those who deny a Su
preme God could handle Jesus of
Nazareth as He is handled in a
recent issue of the communist
paper, 'The Worker," Illinois Ed
ition, December 26, 1948.
Underneath the laws' of econ
omics and other man-articulated
sciences and arts, are the basic
laws that govern all life as im
plemented by God himself. The
Universe would long since have
fallen apart and man have per
ished, had there not been eternal
laws which held the one togeth
er and enabled the other to pur
sue his destiny.
Atheists have sneered at the
Christ, but the worst of them has
never prostituted Jesus as a bait
to lure men down the primrose
path to collectivism and com
munism. To use Jesus as a communist,
to compare His sufferings with
the machinations of modern com
munists, is the cheapest and most
blasphemous form of sacrilege.
But, that is exactly what 'The
Worker" does on its front page of
December 26, 1948.
A quarter page mock advertise
ment calls for the apprehension
of the criminal Jesus Christ. He
is shown with a bitterly hopeless
face, lined with suffering. Under
neath a legend states that He
is wanted for sedition, criminal
anarchy, vagrancy and conspir
ing to overthrow the government.
The less informed reader may
swallow the nasty cynicism. But
anyone who really knows the
story of Jesus knows that He was
not seditious, was not considered
a criminal anarchist even by His
enemies, and that He made no
efforts to overthrow the govern
ment. He recognized the rights
and place of Caesar as He did
those of God.
It is bad enough that commun
ists should blaspheme the Re
deemer, while at the same time
seeking the support of church
groups with their humanitarian
scented 'Program of atheistic ma
But our real menace does not
come from the openly-confessed
communists. It comes rather from
them who we know as respected
leaders in various places, many
of them invoking the aid of God
in their collectivlstic activities,
who lend front to the collectlvist
movement under the sanction of
religion. It is not surprising that
communist Earl Browder is quot
ed as boasting that the commun
ist movement, more than any oth
er, has succeeded in setting up
a common front with religious
groups and in bringing commun
ist non-religious ideas to the re
ligious masses.
It does take strength to stand
by the teachings of Jesus. It takes
fortitude and faith to support the
basic doctrines of Christianity,
and perhaps we should not be
too surprised that some ministers,
unable to stand up to their relig
ious professions, lend willing ears
to these men who would change
social institutions to solve the
problems of sinful man. It is eas
ier to. change laws on statute
books than to reform sinful men.
That is what has been wrong
with the church for hundreds of
years. Someday a real crusader
may arise within the church and
persuade people to become Chris
tians, and give the teachings of
Jesus real opportunity to demon
strate the power-behind and in
them. Such a man would restore
faith in God, and find solutions
for our social problems by attack,
ing their roots in man himself.
Jesus has been crucified many
times. God has often been -blasphemed.
But no derision of the
Master or contempt for God has
ever approached the depths of
degredation to which both have
been subjected by this effort to
make Jesus a communist.
mandate to supply each pension
er at least $50 a month. This, in
effect, means an additional $3,
000,000 contribution to the wel
fare fund," said Van Dyke.
Those who deplore that Ore
gon's legislative sessions are
steadily growing longer and more
expensive are not completing the
story. Population increase with
extended state business, higher
salaries and general expenses
should be taken into considera
tion. The session of 1927 cost
$160,540. Since then the popula
tion of the state has about doub
led. The 1947 session, 20 years
later, which was the longest on
record, cost $310,915, less than
double the cost of the 1927 ses
The less populated counties of
Oregon vision Portland as dicta
torial in the legislature and dom
ineering the state, If the Neuber
ger bill becomes a law. The bill
would provide for legislative rep-
length. An Exquisite Gift of Sterling Silver!
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Odds and Ends
Numerous Electrical Appliances,
some Lamps and Shadse, Radios
and other items will be offered for
immediate clearance
A Tableful of Real Bargains!
Starting Friday, Feb. 4
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resentatlon solely by population
with reapportionment after every
10-year census.
The measure has sparked one
of the hottest battles of the ses
sion. Eastern Oregon counties and
those adjacent to Multnomah
county and some others would
ldse many senators and repre
sentatives under reapportion
ment. Multnomah county would
have a third of the membership
of the senate and the house. The
county, outside of Portland,
would be outvoted by the city
which would in turn control the
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Hotel Heppner Building
Heppner, Oregon
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8.00 p.m. In Legion Hall
General Insurance
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Saw Filing Gr
Picture Framing
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Turner, Van Marter
and Company
Dr. L D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Phelps Funeral
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
A.D.McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Heppner, Oregon
Heppner City
Cminril Meet, rtr.t Monday
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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
Morrow County
Abstract & Title Co.
Offloe in Fetori Building
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Insurance Agency
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore,
Morrow County
Cleaners Heppner, Oreffon
Phone 2632
Superior Dry Cleaning
& Finishing
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Heppner, Oregon
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
Phono 2542 or 1423
Cabinet Shop
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
First National Bank Bldg.
Phone 2032
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, Buslncs, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast.
Income Tax Retumi
Arlington, Oregon
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