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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 2, 1949
By CilM L. French
'i ;' . i iiRlii 'n O ,-ar thoso
inkl'U ii:.!'.ph l.t si incs in all
lis i'l fffj (mn in the early
rwrofr,,- sun up there atop the
Mdifhuusf . i!r is the replica of
ll r pi.-iTV of the men who carv
this s,,i'e out of the wilderness
with his ae, protecting himself.
Ins fnm ly and his posi ssior.s
with knife and f un miwnuhiio
The hen'.ipe he ief( was inde
pendence and self reliance and
.uifidorsce in his a hi 1 it i- s. Now
those who follow him have lean
eti on the capi'o! M Washington.
force!tir. their own independ
ence so long that his statue can
not bo lighted.
The pioneer depends on him
self. Committee work seems to be
fretting better and house work on
hills appears to be more careful
than for two or three sessions.
Purine the war legislators bo
came careless; the burden of oth
er cares and duties interfering,
perhaps. Committees were prone
to let bills go through with only
cursory reading and analysis.
Now such sloppy work is being
caught on the floor and commit
tees, too. are being more watch
ful. It is a good sign.
An interim committee has
made a report on county salaries
which in most instances would
cu :;ily increase them. It has now
been introduced in the senate and
is in the hands of a committee
there. In the 22nd district most
of the officials would receive
$3500 per year which is an in
crease of $1100 or slightly under
The custom has been for coun
ty courts and budget committees
to recommend the salary scale
which is almost universally ap
proved by the legislature if the
report is signed by the local offi
cials. Legislators were tired of
the lot of bills about salaries of
which they knew nothing and
named an interim committee.
There is a considerable differ
ence in the work required of
county officials which can hardly
be taken care of in a blanket
bill and this will presumably be
brought to the attention of the
legislators. Some counties have
a recorder, for instanoe, who does
part of the work of the clerk. The
number of deputies varies greatly-
Another move would give to
county courts the job of setting
pay of county officials, except
their own and something like this
,'ONE POST NO. 95, AMERICAN LEGION
IONE LEGION HALL
ADMISSION: $1.00 per person, tax included
Music by The Rhythm aires
may result from the Interim com
A bill is ready for introduction
by Representatives Peterson and
Krench to change the distribution
formula of highway funds to
counties. Counties now get 19 per
cent. The basis for distribution
is the numbci of motor vehicle
The proposed law would use
car registrations, area and miles
of primary and secondary high
ways. Counties in the 22nd dis
trict would have their portion of
the fund increased three to four
times if the bill passed.
Although such a bill has been
introduced before it has received
little support. Giving it a new
chance is that the report of the
highway interim committee
shows great discrepancies be
tween the "needs" of the coun
ties and the amount of money
they have been receiving. This
report strengthens the argument
of the proponents of the bill for
j redistribution and some new for
mula to give additional money
to the larger and less populous
counties seems entirely possible.
The session has not moved very
fast since the first week. Gath
ering of information by the new
members goes on apace but they
can hardly expect to learn all
about so intricate a business of
legislating in a couple of weeks.
The main problem for the leg
islature to resolve is that of trans
ferring the income and excise
taxes to the general fund.
It is agreed that the present
"surplus" funds cannot be so
transferred because of the opin
ion of the supreme court last
summer. The only way such
funds can be used would be by
a vote of the people over the six
What will be transferred would
be future funds, collected after
July 1. If these are so transferred
there would be no property off
set funds in Oregon and property
would be susceptible to a prop
erty tax for state purposes. The
additional millage would be
around 30 which would double
many taxes. Pressures of tax
spending groups on the legisla
ture would be increased.
Leading the fight is the CIO,
the AF of L, the Farmers Union
and for a part of the way the
Ada R. Mayne
FAMOUS BIKTHDAYS EXCUSE
February is a party month
short and full of holidays with
lots of decorative ideas for party
themes. Lincoln's birthday, St.
Valentine's day, and George
Washington's birthday, bring to
mind log cabins, hearts and flow
ers, cherries and hatchets all in
a jumble. So let's take the fam
ous men this week with a host
of entertainment ideas for each
First Lincoln's birthday. Per
haps this will be limited to a
family gathering. A special des
sert will remind them of the hol
iday and will give a festive air
to the family meal. Lincoln Pud
ding is really a good bread pud
ding made in the usual way, but
using only egg yolks. When the
pudding is almost done, remove
from the oven and spread with
grape jelly. Top this with a fluf
fy meringue made from left-over
egg whites. Spread the meringue
smooth. For the fancy touch, trace
the outline of a log cabin on top
with raisins. Pop into the oven
again to brown.
2 cups stale bread crumbs
1 quart scalded milk
12 cup sugar
2 Tbsp sugar for meringue
Soak crumbs in hot milk until
soft; then add the egg yolks mix
ed with 12 cup sugar, pour into
a baking dish set in a pan of wa
ter, and bake in a slow oven (250
350 degrees) about an hour, or
until custard is set. When cool,
spread a thick layer of the jelly
on top. Beat the egg whites until
stiff, add the 2 Tbsp sugar grad
ually, and beat until stiff, spread
this meringue on top of the jam
and place in the oven until a del.
When you turn out a light thst isn't
needed, you're protecting your own
electric service. You're helping to keep
industry and payrolls going through
out the Pacific Northwest For until
warm weather in the mountains
increases stream flow, the power
situation everywhere in the
Northwest will continue to be
"tight" Every available kilowatt is
needed. So please continue evening
peak -hour savings, but also save
EVERY hour of the day and night.
HOW TO SAVE ELECIKICITY
In cooking on your tlcctric range
twitch to low hat when foods
com to full steam. Um very
little water. Food will still cook
tor while on stored heat oiler
the current ii turned off.
Set the thermostat on your
electric woter heoter at low
est procticat temperature.
Don't waste hot woter. It
saves to wash dishes in a pan
rother thon under running
r radio off If no ant
it listening to It. rh-'l t -
Use all appliances carefully,
and you'll tove electricity
and prolong their life.
If you operate a business es
tablishment, pleas turn off
unnecessary lights, and save
electricity every way you con.
Every kilowatt counts!
It'i Your eeric Service you're heping
to protect when you Save Electricity (
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icate brown. Serve hot or cold
Another very special, very sim
ple Lincoln's birthday treat is
Lincoln log ice cream roll. Ask
for it at your ice cream store
and serve with homemade choc
Washington's birthday calls for
a real party whether it be a
club meeting, afternoon bridge,
teen age jamboree or buffet sup
per for the crowd. You will want
to go all out for the patriotic mo
tif on Washington's birthday.
Make soldiers for favors use
gumdrops for the body and head,
and pipe cleaners for the arms
and legs. Place jaunty paper
cocked hats on their heads, and
toothpick swords in their hands.
Tiny paper drums will hold the
nuts or mints. And no Washing
ton celebration would be com
plete without a suggestion of a
cherry tree serve cherry roll for
dessert. Chop maraschino cher
ries into whipped cream and
spread between vanilla or choc
olate wafers. Let stand in refrig
erator several hours, then slice
and serve ... so easy and so
Try a G-T Want Ad for results.
LEX YOUTH ON HIGH
SPEED TRANSPORT SHIP
Bernard E. Marshall, machin
ist's mate, second class, USN, son
of K. K. Marshall of Lexington is
serving aboard the high speed
transport USS Wantuck with the
The Wantuck, with other ships
of Amphibious Group One, is
participating in cold weather op-
ierations off the coast of Alaska.
Marshall, who entered the Na
val service Sept. IS, 1915, receiv
ed his recruit training at the Na
val Training Center, San Diego,
Before entering the navy he at
tended Lexington high school.
Heppner Ph. 1 12
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Portland 4, Oregon
Grange goes along. Opposing is
the wheat league, the Farm Bu
reau, most business men and
nearly everyone who has an in
terest in the property owner.
It is not a fight that will .be
easily won and property owners
who do not want to pay an addi
tional J40.000.000 a year (30 mills
or more) might begin to worry
now when it will do some good.
Cussing when they get the tax
bill in 1951 will not help.
LEXINGTON OIL CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING
MEMBERS and STOCKHOLDERS
The Annual Meeting will be held at
Lexington Grange Hall on
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
v A good program, entertainment and. free dinner
are being arranged . . , Men, come and bring
your wives. Ladies,come and bring your husbands.
Program begins at 1 1 A. M. Dinner Served at 12:00
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