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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 17, 1949
Br Giles L. French
The governor Is reported to be
disgusted with the house taxa
tion committee because it has
n't worked fast enough or shown
anything like a unanimous ac
ceptance of his program. So he
has decdled to take them collect
ively and metaphorically to the
woodshed and adminislster fath
erly correction in the form of a
It has been tried before and it
even works less well for gover
nors than for fathers. Executives
are elected as executive and the
word means what it says. An
executive is a man hired to exe
cute a program, that is, to put It
into eitect an administrator.
The constitution requires the
executive to make his recommen
dations to the legislative body at
stated times and gives him the
privilege of doing so at his plea
sure. More often than not the leg.
lslative branch of the govern
ment feels Just as Important and
certainly Just as Independent as
the executive and goes merrily on
its course paying little attention
to executive pain and screams.
The house has almost a half of
Its membership composed of new
Unen. They are sincere and hon
est and desirous of doing the
best legislative Job possible. They
will be handicapped If hurried.
You gotta give a colt time. Don't
slam the harness on him, tie him
ahead and sideways and throw
rocks at him the frst time you
put mm in the team.
Take it easy, Mac.
Actually the tax program is
farther along than the big shots
think. There are comparatively
few important tax measures be
fore the legislature and nothing
serious would happen if nothing
was done about any of them. If
the Ways and Means committee
would cut the requests down a
few millions, around 2 to 30, levy
over the six percent limit for what
is needed, all the legislators
could go home assured that the
state would get along for anoth
The only question Is whether
or not the excise and income tax
moneys will be transferred to the
"eneral fund or rather how they
shall be spent. The usual way is
to levy over the six percent limit
and offset the levy with income
and excise funds. When the peo
pie refused to permit the $6,500,-
00Q levy last November, it scared
the leaders in government and
gave impetus to the diversion of
these funds to the general fund.
The only result of such a
transfer will be to make spend
ing the money easier by the leg
islature instead of by the people
and to put off the day when
drastic economy will have to be
Oregon citizens will never
stand for a $180 million budget
nor vote the taxes to pay for it.
Unless the initiative and refer
endum are repealed the people
will not accept any such taxes
as such a bduget will entail.
It must be remembered that the
state's income will be down soon.
The $180 million budget Is pre
sumed for 1951 on the basis of
growth comparable to that of the
last blennlum when the budget
grew from $76 to $118 million.
In fact, no one has found a sure
way to pay for this $118 million
budget as yet although It might
De done by spending all o
$50,000,000 (now cut to $45,000,.
000) estimated amount on hand
June do and most of the estimat
ed receipts for the coming bien
The state would be spending all
u s got and an it exneet t t
this session with the full know
ledge that it woulu oe un,.fe m
1951 and with some very expen
That Isn't good busness, pri
vate or public. Under Oregon's
peculiar initiative and referen
dum system it is extremely aan
gerous. The time to start cutting Is now
not after we are another two
years and another $100 million
nearer the poorhouM.
There are those, who say that
the state must be developed and
must spend more money. What
they haven't answered yet is how
and with who's money. It doesn't
grow on bushes even in ferule
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Lexington played Boardman on
me local noor last Friday. Both
A and B teams played, and won
Mr. and Mrs. Bastln of Moscow,
Idaho, are the parents of a 6 34
pound baby girl. She has been
named Lois Ethel. Mrs. Bastln
is the former Eva Wilcox of Lex
ington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Wilcox. '
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones are
spending a few days in Portland
visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
Kate Sheely. Mr. Jones is attend
ing a co-op school while there.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carmichael
iave returned from a several
days' visit In Portland and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Davis and
lark Davis of Pendleton wen
week-end visitors at the home of
Mrs. Nettie Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Stotts are
the parents of a baby daughter.
She weighed 4 pounds 7 ounoaa
and Is in an Incubator, name cva
Mrs. Oris Padberg entertained
the Three Links club at her home
Wednesday night Mrs. Eldon
Padberg was co-hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Messen
ger and family went to Board
man Wednesday to attend the
funeral of his mother who passed
away Sunday after a lingering
A. M. Edwards was transacting
business In Echo and Stanfield
Gerald Baker went to Portland
Friday evening and returned on
Sunday, bringing his wife and
baby son home.
Anyone wishing to participate
in the cotton dress workshop to
be held in Lexington in March
should contact Mrs. Archie Mun
kers before February 21. This is
available to anyone in the county
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On Saturday night, Feb. 12,
Monuments grange sponsored a
dance for the benefit of the
March of Dimes. The school do
nated the use of the gym, Demp
sey Boyer donated the lights, a
local band furnished the music
Orval Wyland the Janitor work!
Perry Wilson his time as marsh
al, and manv others tninoH in
to make this dance the success it
was. Everyone donated food and
the women served it. In snitp nf
cold weather and bad roads there
was a nice crowd. About $180 was
On Friday night Spray's town
basketball team and the tnvt'n
volleyball team came to Monu
ment to play Monuments town
teams. The proceeds of this game
were given to the March of Dimes.
Three cars from Mnnnmpnt
the Emory Moore, Howard and
bod awicK ana Mr. and Mrs. Dean
Enright cars, were caught i
of the season's worst blizzards
last Wednesday when they at
tempted to go to Heppner. Em
ory Moore's was the first ear tn
stall on the brink of the hill
this side of Hardman. Next rame
the Swick car but th ev were un.
able to get Moore's car free of the
snowarut. Then came Enrights
in a truck which had power en
ough to pull Moore's car out
Then came the Heppner patrol.
wun me neip or all hands they
managed to get chains on and
all three cars turned back.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johns and
daughters. Kav and Dia
the week end visiting in John Day
ana rrairie tliy.
Lawrence Cochran iVom Henn-
ner spent several davs last week
at the Howard Swick home.
A council meeting was hel 1 at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chet
Brown Tuesday night. A commit -tee
was appointed on street and
whether they have attended a
meeting or not. This is a most
worthwhile and interesting pio-
public building repair. They also
voted to join the Columbia Co-op
Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Round and
Mrs. Lorrain Cribbins were In
John Day on Friday. Mrs. f'rib
bins had a date with her dentist.
Word was received in Monu
ment Saturday of the passing and
burial of another pioneer of
Grant county Perniece Carter or
"Granny" Carter as she was lov
ingly called by her many friends.
Burial services were held in Long
Creek on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Shanks
returned Saturday from a week's
stay in Portland. Mr. Shanks had
a throat operation while there.
They report the roads in bad eon.
dition on the Washington side.
Dewey Tanler, the stage driver
from Long Creek, spent several
nights in Monument this week.
The road between Monument and
Long Creek was blocked by snow
drifts. However, a rotary snow
plow came through on Thursday.
Services will be held in the
Community Presbyterian church
February 20. Sunday school at
10 a.m., worship service at 11
a.m. Evening service at 7:30 p.m.
Men s choir.
On February 3 Monument's
basketball team played a losing
game with Mt. Vernon on Mt.
Vernon's floor. With three of the
main players fouled out, the
Monument high school team Ins
a heartbreaker in the last thirty
seconds when a Mt. Vernon nlav
er made a basket to win, 39-38
in a game that had everyone on
their feet. The local team com
pletely dominated the game
throughout, only to lose when
inadequate reserves were unable
to keep pace with the strong Mt.
On February 4 Monument's
team played at Dayville, but was
unable to hit the hoop for any
consistent average, so bowed to
Dayville with the score of 26-16.
Joe Simas made a business trip
to John Day on Saturday. Then
on Sunday he left for Roseburg to
spend a week with his sister and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Emory Moore and Chet Brown
were business visitors in Heppner
Lee Slocum is driving a new
pickup this week and Steve
Holmes is driving a new five
passenger coupe. 1
j El hel Schafer is back in town
at the home of Mrs. Miles Gilman
l?f lor spending a week at the
home of her brother, Morton Cup
per. I bcott Furlong from Heppner
Uvsa in town Thursday on busi
ness. He reports the highways as
! being very iey.
Stanley Boyer, Darlene Moore
and Norris Stubblefield drove to
I John Day last Saturday. Miss
! Moore was having some dental
I Case Shanks from Hermiston
, arrived Thursday afternoon. He
took his two children, Jerry and
; Caroline to see their mother. Mrs,
Shanks was badly burned some
time ago and is now convalescing
at the home of Mr. Shanks' sister
in Hermiston. Mr. Shanks and
the children will return on Sunday.
Odds and Ends
Numerous Electrical Appliances,
some Lamps and Shades, Radios
have been marked down for quick
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FEB. 24-5-6, 1949
Hood River No. 2 j pg 24
Wasco No. 1 ) 2:30 p.m
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Wheeler Gilliam No. 1)
Hood River No. 1
Wasco No. 2
FEB. 26, 8:30 p.m.
Losers in semi-finals
will play at 7:30 for
Whee!er-Gfilicm No. 2 feb. 24
ADMISSION TO ALL SESSIONS: Students 75c, Adults $1 (Taxincl.)
The winner of this tournament will enter the State Tournament at
Union, March 3, 4, 5
A DANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE ARLINGTON GYM AFTER THE
GAMES SATURDAY NIGHT
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