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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 24, 1949
Inventor of Many Useful Machines
Retires From National Forest Service
The retirement of Theodore P.
Flynn, nationally Known equip
ment development encineer in
charge of the equipment devel
opment laboratory for the U. S.
forest Rerviee, has just been an
nouneed by regional forester H.
J. Andrews, Portland.
Flynn entered the forest sor
vlee as a draftsman in 1917, and
since that time has been an em
ployee of that bureau continu
ously except for a short period
during 1917-1918. when he served
In the Army with the 472nd en
gineers. Among numerous items
whlQh were developed by him or
under his direction during the
past 30 years are the logging
drums on tractors, portable com
pressors, folding blades, gear lift
dozers, power lift graders, bank
slopers, over-the snow tractors,
and tractors of various types from
the tinv "beetle" to the titanic,
1929, a large crew of men was
trapped by the flames and
Flynn's skill and judgment were
responsible for bringing them
through the flames to safety
without the loss of a single life.
Unfortunately, he suffered some
injuries on that fire which cur
tailed his activities in the follow
ing years. He will continue to
make his home In Portland.
WINTER BEST TIME FOB FIRE
Now that beaters, furnaces and
electric apparatus are put into in
tensive operation, your home is
in the greatest fire danger ever.
Householders are urged to make
a mid winter inspection to pro
tect themselves against winter
fires. Start in the basement.
Check chimneys, flues and fur
naces. How is your housekeeping
in the basement? Remove that
ohmrmnt,.,! tomcat" familiar old rubbisn, papers, ana oia ciu.-
to loggers and equipment men tte. Inspect the fuse box. Dont
throughout the United states, use too many appliances on one
With Flvnn's help, the air corps circuit Inspect the kitchen stove
developed the Clarkair air borne
tractors, thousands of which ac
companied our troops during
World War II.
According to Andrews, Flynn's
knowledge of forest fire fighting
techniques has been of great val- ,
ue in protecting the forests of the
Pacific Northwest region. Old- j
timers in the forest service recall
for soot and grease. Lse that
metal screen for the fireplace.
Learn the quickest way to sum
mon the fire department, ith
tfie roads torn up like they are
due to high water, no one in this
county can afford a fire any
Alwavs get out or your car from
that during the disastrous fire on the curb side. The 4jaffic side is
the Chelan. Washington, forest of sometimes tne sui-cicie.
Rom where I sit ... Joe Marsh
Bock Howell and I were in Bale
Till Ust week. Dropped in at Bob's
diner where some friends were sit
ting around talking about whether
to sell hop now or wait.
Buck plunges right into the dis
cussion. He's lecturing away when
suddenly they all stand up and
start stomping their feet like it
was an Indian war dance.
I'm flabbergasted. But Buck
only looked sheepish and explains,
"Guess I was talking again, when
I should-of been listening. Wnen a
person's talking time gets out of
line with his liiiening time around
here, the gang reminds him by
standing up and stomping."
From where I sit, that's a good
svstem. Ererrone has a right to his
opinions but others have a right
to theirs, too-whether it's decid
ing between to sell or not to sell,
apple pie or cherry pie, or a glass
of mellow beer or cider. Life's more
interesting that way, and hang it if
yon don't sometimes learn some-
ropnight, 1949, Vnited Slates Breuers Foundation
C. A. Office
Application of commercial fer
tilizer to grass and grain, which j
have been damaged somewhat
by this winter's cold will usually
help in counteracting the injur
ious effect if applied as soon as
it is possible to get on the fields,
according to D. D. Hill, head of
the farm crops department at Or
egon State college.
A nitrogen fertilizer is recom
mended for giain and grass crops
at the rate of 10 to 20 pounds of
nitrogen per acre. Pastures con
taining legumes will profit by ap
plications which will supply up to
20 pounds of nitrogen per acre
while grass pastures will need
about 40 pounds. Early applica
tions will advance the spring
grazing date as much as two
weeks provided they are not
harmed by too early pasturing.
Such early fertilizing applica
tions will be particularly benefi
cial this year, because the root
growth has in some cases been
damaged by frost. This fertilizer
application will also give the
crops more strength to compete
successfully with weeds.
Through the project program
of the agricultural committees of
Pomona and subordinate granges,
a series of ral control demonstra
tions have been set up. Willard
E. Nelson of the fish and wildlife
service, will demonstrate proper
methods of baiting, using red
squill prepared bait. This bait, as
well as cyanide gas bombs will
be sold at the demonstrations.
Demonstrations have been
scheduled at the following farms
on the dates listed:
February 23, 3 p.m. Mankin
Bunch farm, Heppner.
February 24, 10 a.m. Leonard
Rill farm. Eightmile; 3 p.m., W.
W. Weatherford farm, Heppner.
February 25, 10 a.m., Randall
Martin farm, Lexington; 3 p.m.,
Ralph Skoubo farm, Boardman.
Arrangements are being made
for several more demonstrations
which will be held at Irrigon,
lower Willow creek and the Lex
ington community. Watch for a
letter from the county agent's of
fice giving complete details or
contact agricultural grange com
mittee chairman, Ed Rugg, Hepp
ner; Lloyd Howton, Heppner or
Donald Heliker, lone.
Shorthorn breeders of Morrow
county will be interested in the
third annual Oregon Shorthorn
Breeders association show and
sale to be held at the Crooked
Designed to Cut Delivery Costs
'JEEP' ENGINE POWERED
Willys Overland 'Sets the Pace in the Panel Field
IESS 'DEADWEIGHT' to cost you money
every mile. The "Jeep" Delivery has a
gross weight ot 4,uuu
lbs. with rated pavload
-of a half-ton. Think
:how that will cut your
gasoline and oil bills
saves tires, too.
CAN'T BEAT 4 CYLINDERS for economy.
The 63 h. p. "Jeep"
Engine has the per
formance you need
but how it stretches
gasoline mileage! And
maintenance costs less
with a 4-cylinder engine.
IEVEL RIDEis abig"Jetp"Dt-livery feature.
Front wheels independently sprung to
smooth out bumps and
keep tirc-s vertical. Easier
riding for the driver . . .
more protection for the
Cargo . . . longer e.:r
BIG 10AD SPACE in the sturdy all-steel
body of the "Jeep" Delivery. Interior
measures 1 1 iuiucs
from dash to rear doors,
, 58 inches at widest
I"f JL-J point, 48 inches floor
"- !t F tn ton. Comfortable dri
ver S seat.
PARKING'S NO PROBLEM with the"Jeepi
Delivery. Short turning
radius and 104-in. wheel
base let you park easier
in small curb space.
Nimble and maneuver
able in traffic to speed
up delivery service.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN gives the "Jeep'J
Panel Delivery distinctive style as well as
JfeL- practical etticiencyj
s-"' Note how the fenders
give easy access to
position of headlights
. . . full-opening hoodi
128 S. E. Second
THE AMERICAN WAY
L-f7 TAXATION I
I give lobbyists a chance to high
(pressure house members.
Teachers are the states best
and most persistent lobbyists.
This has always been so and
when the work was left to the
faiiand the young there was lit
tle" complaint. But now all bran
ches of the teaching trade take
part and legislators are tired of
There isn't going to be any $33,-
000,000 in the next biennlum from
income funds so If the addition is
voted the greater part of it will
come frow property taxes. Then it
will be right out where people
can see it.
Ed Geary, stockman and seed
gfower, came up from the Klam
ath county to sit in the legisla
ture and found himself on the
education committee. He had so
' urwuv r STrwTVFR
Henry F. Stender, son of Joa
chim and Anna Stender, was born
July 22, 1856 in Ploen, Germany.
He was confirmed in the Ger
man Lutheran church at an early
age and spent his entire active
life in agricultural pursuits.
Mr. Stender came to America
in 1879, and after a few years
spent in the east, came west and
lived for a time In California,
later taking up a homestead near
Davenport, Wash. The family
moved to Oregon in 1908 where
he spent the remainder of his
He was united in marriage to
Olena Jensen on May 18, 1896,
who preceded him in death about
five years after coming to Oregon.
Surviving him are four child
ren, Annie M. Stender, Mrs. Max
Muller. Warren H. and Roy F.
roules of the mimeograph, No.
HE 6-701, may be obtained thru
the HDA's office or directly trom
the college. The 17 page mimeo
graph, profusely illustrated with
drawings, explains now to mane
both cloth and paper lampshades
for use in the home. Six require
ments of a good lampshade are
detailed by Mrs. Carter as fol-
lows: The shade must be deep
enough from top to bottom to
conceal the socket and ligmea
bulb from seated level; dense en
ough so the lighted bulb will not
be visible through the shade;
wide enough at the bottom to give
satisfactory light; open enough
at the top to give some upward
light; lined with white or light
colored fabric for best reflection,
and harmonious in design.
many bills about school districts, I Stender, all of Salem. Also four
first, second, third class, non- grandchildren and two great-
high, rural school, union high,
etc., that he didn't know existed
being from the state's first coun
ty unit county which has had but
River Round-up grounds at Prine-
ville March 2 and 3. Animals will
be shown the morning of March
2, sold the afternoon of March 3.
To be sold are 54 bulls and 23
females. Forty-eight of the bulls
were calved in 1947 or before.
The remaining six bulls were
calved in 1948. Fourteen of the
23 females are bred.
This year for the first time the
Oregon Swine Breeders associa
tion will hold a bred gilt sale in
conjunction with the Shorthorn
sale. It will be held the afternoon
of March 2. Twenty-six gilts rep
resenting eight different swine
breeds have been consigned. They
will farrow between March 8 and
April 20. Livestockmen who are
in the market for Shorthorn bulls
or cows or bred gilts will have
an excellent choice at these sales.
It appears that there are very
few livestockmen in the county
spraying cattle for grubs this
month. This is very discouraging
since it is necessary to spray for
several years in succession to
clear up the majority of grubs
which hatch into 'heel flies.
Some communities were well
underway in a program to prac
tically exterminate the grub. This
was done by spraying all cattle
in a community that were Isolat
ed by being a mile away from
unsnrayed herds during heel fly
time. Since the heel fly cannot
fly a mile from an unsprayed
herd to lay eggs on the heels of
sprayed cattle the area would
soon be grub free. Of course it is
necessary to spray herds at least
twice during the winter or early
spring to kill grubs maturing at
different times. Then, too, a few
might get by to lay more eggs so
a herd can not be cleaned up in
I have not had the opportunity
to talk to Roy Robinson recently
as the winter has been tough and
Roy has probably been snowed in
and staying home to feed cattle,
but Roy was quite sure last
sprng he would have very few
grubs this winter. He has sprayed
for grubs very systematically the
past two years and even last win
ter had few grubs to spray for.
However, he felt that even though
He passed away at the resi
dence February 14 at the nge of
'92 years, 6 months and 22 days.
one school bill in the legislature Rev. Dudley Strain conducted the snow.
in ten years. Alter Dr. Karl Huff -, services held Wednesday, Febru
aker had said that ten or fifteen ary 16, at 3 p.m. In (ClouRhBar
million dollars might be saved rick chapel. Interment in Belcrest
oy use ot the county unit system , Memorial park in Salem.
air. ueary introduced a bill to
make the whole state adopt the
county unit system.
It just looked sensible, he said,
having a healthy respect for fif
teen million dollars.
Look out for children give
them a brake.
Staying alive in today's traffic
is as simple as ABC. Always Be
Drive slowly in rain, sleet, or
By Giles L. French
Taxpayers and friends of tax
payers from all over the state
had an inning before the house
taxation committee last Friday
and said with unanimity that
property taxes should not be In
creased and that such off -sets as
were in effect should be retained
Some, when questioned by the
committee, dm say that if there
was a constitutional ban on
property taxes, they would be
willing to dispense with the pro
tection given by the off-sets.
Represented were chambers of
commerce, realty boards, farmers,
stockmen, timber owners and
A program is being mane by
Henry Semon, chairman of the
house ways and means commit
tee that may solve the money
troubles of the legislature. He
would let the people vote on the
welfare budget, which would
then come from the so-called
"surplus" funds and would only
transfer so much of the excise
tax as might be needed to bal
ance the budget, which would
be curtailed to some extent.
Actually the troubles of the
house have been many times
magnified. Had there never been
a house taxation committee the
state could get along very well.
It has not raised taxes by in
creasing old or devising new." A
levy over the six percent limit
to obtain voter approval of such
expenditures could be made thru
the ways and means committee.
All this furore about taking away
from property owners their long
held blanket of off setting funds
would have been unheard.
As the taxation problem be
comes less confused (or those who
talk about it become less con
fused) other matters begin to
show up in the fog. The highway
The fellow who drives through
stop signs and red lights might
get pinched for it and then
again, he might not live long enough.
MANY WOMEN MAKING OWN
A rule of the thumb in making
lampshades at home is to have
the bottom diameter of the shade
equal to two thirds of the height,
says Mrs. Myrtle Carter, O.S.C.
extension specialist in home fur
nishing and clothing, In her new
mimeograph entitled "How to
Make a Lampshade."
they were few he would spray j program prepared by the interim
in an aiicnijt iu new uici.i uui committee is expected to De pre
completely. Mr. Robinson is locat
ed in an isolated area and neigh
boring stockmen are spraying for
It has been a bad winter to
spray for grubs, or lice. The wea
ther has been cold, water pipes
have been frozen, the ground has
been icy to handle cattle easily
and everyone has been busy each
day hauling food. Lately it has
been so muddy that it is hardly
possible to get into the corrals.
In the meantime at least some of
the grubs have dropped out of
the backs of the cattle to hatch
Into heel flies to lay more eggs
to make more grubs to ruin more
good hides and meat on Morrow
If you haven't sprayed yet, get
some fotonone tomorrow and get
busy on the grubs that are left
in the backs, then spray again in
thirty days. Grubs cause a two
hundred million dollar loss to
livestockmen annually in the
United States. If you want to see
why, butcher the grubbiest ani
mal in your herd today and weigh
the meat on the back that you
don't think you'd care to eat:
even in hamburger. Then look at
the hide and see how long a pair
of shoe soles would last made
from this hide.
Veterinarians are again avail
able to resume testing for TB and
Bangs where they left in late De
cember. Anyone who is now ready
to have their herd tested should
sented to the house within a week
or so. It will increase gasoline
taxes and double the registration
fee for automobiles.
The bill to change the division
of highway funds between coun
ties will follow it througn tne
highway committee. The formula
for making the distribution may
be changed to the "need" formula
prepared by the engineers of the
committee. The French Peterson
bill would divide the funds by
number of cars, area of county,
miles of primary and secondary
roads. The "need" formula is
more intricate being based on
the long time needs for roads
and the roads that have been
built heretofore. Whichever sys
tem is used most Oregon coun
ties will receive more state funds
for roads. And it now seems like
ly that one measure will be pass,
The $45 increase in the basic
afhnnl fund was about out of
committee last week but was tak-
en DaCK. Dome w"""'1 ..- ...
said that reporting the bill to
the house had been delayed to
leave word at this office.
The most successful poultry
men that stay In business brood
sufficient chicks to replace from
75 to 100 percent of their flock
with a fresh supply ef pullets
each year. For market eggs, the
ail-pullet flock is the most profitable.
& Hildenbrand Co.
Pendleton, Oregon Phone 147
Avoid Annoyance And Discomfort
due to a clogged septic tank or cesspool.
I have purchased a tank pump and am in
position to give prompt, efficient service.
In. A Nl
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lone American Legion Hall
Music by AL MITCHELL'S BAND
Nine months at Club Savoy, Portland
Admission: $2.00 per person, tax included
ONE OF TODAY'S
How your telephone gives you more
real value today in spite of sharply
increased costs of furnishing service
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1. For a quick call to the druggist, for busi
ness, for every purpose, your telephone is a more
valuable servant today than ever. It can run more
errands, do more jobs. In the past ten years, tele
phones on the Coast have doubled. We're continu
ing to add them rapidly. Result: You can get in
touch with more people. More people can get in
touch with you.
2. If you could see how much expensive equip
ment goes to work for you each time you make a
call, you might wonder how it can be done ... for
just a few dollars a month. Lines, cables, poles,
buildings, intricate equipment all must be ready
. . . along with the people who man them ... to
serve you when you pick up your telephone.
4. There li no way to deter
mine the full value of a tele
phone, of course. A call may
be routine or it may save a
life, make a new friend, close
a business deal. Yet a few pen
nies still buy a telephone call.
In these days of high prices,
it's good to know that your
telephone keeps giving you
real value it's one of today's
3. More "Voices with a Smile" are serving
the West today ... our payroll is the biggest ever.
Postwar costs have shot up all along the line on
the things we do to provide service. The facilities
to serve new telephones today cost about twice as
much as prewar. Yet telephone rates are up much
less than almost anything we buy or you buy.
The Pacific Telephone
(A and Telegraph Company
Your telephone gives you more
service today than ever before