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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Mar. 1 0, 1 949
Who Lifts the Check
For Operation "Snowfight"?
Now that the states between the Missouri and
Rockies have dug themselves out from the packed
snows of a three-months' blizzard, the vouchers
for the Job are pouring in, Railway Age com
ments editorially in the current issue. "Here, as
In so many other places, there stands out the
striking contrast between the way government
treats the railroads and the way it treats rival
methods of transportation. The railroads did their
own snow-plowing, ice-blasting, and ditch-digging
with their own equipment and at their
on expense while opening up the highways for
the trucks was done by government at the tax
payers' expense. The cost of the railroads' snow
fighting will have to be reflected in their rates
and fares or in deficiences in net income. But
the cost of clearing the roads for the trucks will
not appear in the charges for truck transportation
instead it will be concealed in higher taxes
which everybody will pay."
The railroads are not claiming credit for doing
any greater things than other agencies in battling
the blizzard. All agencies fighting the disaster
did the job together, without counting the cost
or reckoning who was goin? to pay it which is
just the way it should have been done. But now
that the job has been done, the railroads know
who will pick up the check as far as they are
concerned. They will pay their own bills while
the other agencies will be remunerated through
state and federal appropriations. Nebraska, for
instance, authorized at least $500,000 for this
purpose, and Wyoming, SI million. One railroad
operating in the area is unofficially reported to
have spent S3 million to S3.5 million out-of-pocket
in opening its lines in the area.
It just happens, without any reason or logic to
explain it, that a tradition has grown up which
piles all the costs of railroad service upon the
rates which railroad patrons must pay, while it
has become an accepted custom with other kinds
of transportation to shift a large part of the costs
to the taxpayers.
Railway Age in no way seeks to becloud the
credit due any of the agencies which bore the
brunt of this blizzard and aided the people and
their livestock in stricken aieas. The physical
job was shared equitably and performed well by
all concerned. But now that the bills must be
paid it would not be amiss to call attention to
the fact that, as far as transportation agencies go,
railroad service would be much "cheaper" than
it now is if part of the cost of railroad service
could be concealed in people's tax bills.
No Building Boom
Reference h?s been made on this page in times
past relative to the fact that Heppner has never
experienced what might be called a building
boom. There have been spurts from time to time
when much-needed building was done, but there
is nothing in the records to show that the town
has been in the throes of a boom. Consequently,
there have been no slumps due to relaxation of
construction work, a condition affecting most
towns that have grown rapidly only to find them
Heppner Gazette Times.
March 3, 1919
The home of One Brown in Al
bina addition to Heppner was to
tally destroyed by fire on Tues
day morning.
If the seniiment manifested in
an enthusiastic and unanimous
manner bv the lart'e number of;
citizens gathered at the I.O.O.F. I
hall last evenine to listen to Jas. I
S. Stewart, when the DroDosition
of bonding for roads was put to
them, is a criteria-n to go by, there
Is going soon to be adopted one
of the best and biggest road pro
grams ever dreamed of In this
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izens Monday
statements heard
cial ruin. On the
lems with which
are in good condition.
One thing the statement conclusively proves is
that the council has not exceeded the budget. On
the other hand, expenditures to date have been
kept well within the budget with approximately
forty per cent of the year's funds left to cover
the remaining one-third of the fiscal year. In view
of the repairs to water system and streets made
necessary by the unusual winter conditions, it is
possible that the fiscal year will not come to a
close with much of a balance and the budget
committee will more than likely be confronted
with the problem of providing increased funds
for the next year.
As to the salary paid the work superintendent,
Mayor Lanham told his audience Monday evening
that the city feels justified in paying the amount
in question $-100 per month inasmuch as the
council feels that the superintendent has saved
the cty hundreds of dollars in handling the street
and water situation during the brief time he has
been employed.
There has been a clearing of the atmosphere so
far as city affairs are concerned since more of the
citzens have taken the time to attend council
meetings. The city government is trying to do a
good job and recognizes that since the mayor and
councilmen are only human they are subject to
making errors. But the council has not in the past
or is it now spending money prodigally. And with
improvements and extensions to the water sys
tem, repair of streets and bridges, building of a
sewer system all of this in a period of incom
parable high prices it is safe to say that no
other city administration has been saddled with
the responsibility under which the present mayor
and council are struggling.
county. . . . The unanimous ex
pression of the meeting was in
favor of bonding Morrow county
to the limit, which would raise !
S290.000 according to present as
sessed valuation, or 2 per cent on
a fraction over $14,000,00 of as
sessable property. This will be
matched by the state, dollar for
dollar, then we will be in posi-
tion, also, to get as much more
as he county and state put into
the fund from the national funds,
'available for post roads and for
est roads. And all this money can
be had during the next two or
three years.
Will Put Heppner on the Bum.
selves ahead of development of their respective
trade territories.
This is not to say that Heppner has not grown in
recent years, for there has been a noticeable ex
pansion in the town's population. Evidence of this
is found in the crowded condition of the school,
in the constant search for housing facilities, the
increasing number of utility services and other
factors. And in the meantime there has been no
small amount of residence construction with more
in progress and to start soon.
It was somewhat surprising to learn at the
council meeting Monday evening that upwards
of $40,000 in building permits had been granted
during February. That is not a big figure as
building permits go, but it included three resi-
dence permits. It was hinted that at least one
business structure may be built this year that has
been hanging fire two or three seasons. It is also
possible that an acceptable bid will be made on
the hospital. All in all, building activity looms
rather large on the horizon, but the prospects, if
all should materialize, will still not add up to a
boom, for they will be answering a need for hous
ing rather than creating a need for tenants.
City Affairs In Good Shape
Figures submitted from a report made out by
City Recorder Barger and City Treasurer Van Mar
ter and quoted to the council and interested cit
evening refuted some claims and
of late that the city faces finan
contrary, considering the prob
the city is faced, the finances
VVm. Hendrta: was in town Satur
day and advocating the construc
! tion of a good macadam road
across Heppner Flat. Wm. is one
of the big wheat raisers of the
Flat and says he will donate
$5000 toward the road project
and it might be a good idea, now
that the county has run short of
road funds, to take him up. His
little donation would help some.
This piece of road will have to
be attended to when it gets dry
enough to do some work on It.
A feather will mire out of sight
almost anywhere across Heppner
Flat at present, and if something
is not done to put the road in
better shape, Mr. Hendrix threat
ens to run a branch line of rail
road up Rhea creek and start a
new town out there, thus putting
Heppner on the bum.
w&&E&zzr. , 7 AWAY THIS KEY TO pm&m
Lefty Hates Peace
The oAmerican Way
By Dr. Alfred P. Haake
(Editor's Note: Alfred P. Haake,
Ph.D., Mayor of Park Ridge, 111
nois, is a noted Economist, Bus
iness Consultant, Lecturer and
A little fly smelled sweetly
scented paper bearing pictures of
other flies having a good time
on the paper. Blissfully unaware
of any danger, the little fly light -
The box social given at the Far
mers Union hall March 1st was
a grand success. The program
was very much appreciated, es
pecially the song by Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Ball.
Echo News Sheep shearing
will start here next week. A crew
under Jake Wtatenburgci will
commence work on the Cunha
muttons. The season at the big
Echo shearing plant will start
about April 10.
Dan Stalter returned on Thurs
day last from a visit of ten days
in Portland, where he says it rain
ed all the time he was there and
he was glad to be back east of
the mountains and get a glimpse
of the sun once more.
W: G. Scott, YV. F. Barnett, W.
O. Hill and Prof. Hough were
members of the Lexington dele
gation attending the meeting in
Heppner last evening and help
ing to boost along the good roads
The engineers from the office
of Burns & McDonald are expect
ed to arrive in Heppner immedi
ately to begin the survey of the
proposed pipe line from the
mountains for the city water
works. This is according to word
received this week by City Attor
ney Nys.
Ralph Justus returned home
on Thursday evening, coming di
rect from Louisville, Ky., where
he received his discharge.
A local teacher said she always
liked the children in her room
to "appear fresh in the morning."
Some we know of are that way
all the time.
Wn mm . now availabli in
mm Jj Mr ijlylr "vely open stock patterns j
I 0- . r fill 11 I In l.r.lc. sets for
11 I HJffl n I Gorh.m Silvrpl
(SO piacai), consists of 16 taaspooni, I
aach Inivai, forks, Individual salad fork
and craam soup spoons, and on ach
buttar knifa and sugar spoon . .
(With prolactin chast, from $4.50 add'l.)
ed on the edge of the paper, and
got stuck! He succeeded in pull
ing his legs loose and tried to fly
away. His wing tips were touch
ed, but he got them clear and
pulled his legs loose from each
This narrow escape should have
taught the little fly a lesson. He
should have remembered that
(great fly motto, "Once stuck,
twice shy, little fly." But, no, a
! few minutes later he swooped
jdown gracefully and landed, this
;time not on the edge, butin the
jvery middle of the paper. Only a
I stupid fly would have done that.
And he paid for it vith his life.
I What should we stiy of a hu
man being who emulates the lit
I tie fly, and lands in the middle of
i promises which he made with
, out thought as to how he would
get loose from them afterwards?
i "Politicians' promises" is the
term cynically applied sometimes
to promises which are made
with no idea on the part of the
promiser of keeping them after
wards. They are usually an ap
peal to cupidity or avarice, or
some other of the baser instincts,
and are not an honest statement
of purpose. Or they may be a part
of a desperate effort to win some
thing, with no thought as to whe
ther or not these promises can or
should be kept after the some
thing has been won.
On the other hand, if the poli
tician is honest at heart, was not
merely seeking votes under false
pretense, he may make strenu
ous efforts to perform what he
promised, and in so doing he may
do more harm than if he had
simply forgotten the promises.
As a case in point, he might
promise to cure inflation, through
price controls, something he
ought to know cannot be done.
He might promise farmers out of
one side of his mouth that their
income will not go down, while
at the same time, out of the other
side of his mouth he promises
labor to reduce the prices of farm
produce. Manifestly, the politi
cian, not being a magician, can
not keep both these promises at
the same time. It, therefore, is ax
iomatic that someone is going to
be disappointed.
The politician can always
comfort himself hy reflecting that
fhe first tim In ovtr
patterns Is available
sight. Heavily
it of graatast wsar
lata Is mada for a
Each Doxan
Teaspoons $ .71 S 8. SO
Cream Soup Spoons 1.38 16.50
Iced Tea Spoons 1.33 16.00
Coffee Spoons .67 8.00
Dessert or Cereal Spoons 1.38 16.50
Dinner Forks 1.42 17,00
Luncheon Forks 1.42 j 7.00
Dinner Knives 2.25 27.00
Luncheon Knives 2.25 27.00
Salad Forks 1.42 17.00
Oyster Forks 1.17 14.00
Butter Spreaders 1.17 14X10
Butter Knife 1.00
Sugar Spoon 1.00 ,
Tablespoon I.S0 , ,
Legislative operation is in high
with Senate President Walsh and
Speaker of the House Van Dyke
sitting on the throttle. If the pres
ent spastic cram keeps up it will
take five weeks to finish the 480
bills now in the hopper. Applying
the history of past performances
of Oregon legislative sessions,
nerves will get jumpy and ses
sion machinery will commence
stripping its gears in about three
weeks for adjournment around
April 1.
Unemployment in Oregon was
up for a post-war record during
February. At the same time there
were more people at work here
than during any February since
our labor statistics have been re
corded. The unemployment record was
due to unusual weather that
made most outdoor work impos
sble. February was not an on-the-
job month but made up for much
of its work-stoppage loss by the
jobs created in repairing damages
done by its husky storms.
Weekly benefits to unemployed
workers dropped slightly in 1948
as payrolls, considering season
able employment, showed a stea
dy increase. Heightened benefits
of these post war years have
made little impression on Ihe
state's benefit reserves which
made a new year-end high ol
Wage payments in this state
during 1948 were well over the
billion dollar mark, up approxi
mately 10 per cent from record
breaking 1947 and nearly 20
per cent higher than any war-
year total.
Last year was considered a poor
year for farmers, however, Ore
gon farm income rose from $370,.
847,000 in 1947 to $400,026,000 In
"Non-seasonal layoffs in con
cerns which have caught up with
their particular commodity and a
reduction in agricultural employ
ment are noted.
"The 'best minds' do not believe
the situation forecasts a reces
sion, but 'best minds' for three
the world has been going a long
time, has taken a lot of punish
ment, and can stand some more
without going to pieces at once.
So, professing faith in freedom
and private enterprise, he may
j find that keeping his pre-election
j promises takes us further down
jthe road away from freedom and
private enterprise toward regi-
! mentation, loss of liberty, bureau
cratic interference and bungling,
and Godless totalitarianism.
He seems not to worry even
though he should know that no
nation has ever been able to ex
pose itself to a small measure ol
socialism without eventually suc
cumbing to the ravages of that
dreaded political disease, and go
ing down to destruction.
It takes a lot of courage to ad
mit, even to oneself, that it was
wrong to promise unsound meas
ures, but It takes Infinitely more
courage to refuse to keep prom
ises that should not have been
made at all.
But, there have been men big
enough to do things like that.
We once had a Washington, a
Lincoln, a Cleveland. Men do
grow up, and one hopes that the
example of great predecessors
may kindle new and consecrated
ambition to be like unto them,
even though only in small mea
sure. May he see the light, and try!
tlx years , . , Gorham Silverplate
In separata pieces, In doiens and
plated, and with an Inlay of starling
on tha most usad spoons and forli,
llfatlma of waar . . . truly "tha nait
Saa thai handsoma pattarni at our stora nowl
years predicted depressions each
year, which did not materialize,"
says John W. (Kelly Says) Kelly,
executive director of the state post
war readjustment and develop
ment commission, in his recent
report to Governor Douglas Mc
Bills killed by a legislature are
among the most interesting as
pects of a session. This session
is no exception. Some of the mea
sures defeated may be on the bal-
lot next election. The often ad
vanced proposal that Oregon
needs a lieutenant governor was
endorsed at the annual young
republicans convention soon af
ter the November general elec
tion. Now democratic clubs are
adopting this plank. Young GOP's
are hollering "Stop Thief!"
Highly controversial bills that
got the legislative axe include a
proposal to let cities and coun
ties levy business and occupa
tional taxes; a proposed constitu
tional amendment which would
allow the legislature to prevent
any tax bill from being referred
to the people; repeal of the law
prohibiting coloring of margar
ine; abolishment of present milk
control; create an Oregon State
School directors' association op
ponents said they wanted no
more school lobbies, and increase
minimum auto Insurance under
the state responsibility act from
$5,000 to $10,000.
Arrests and convictions for
drunken driving in Oregon were
down about 20 per cent for the
past month as compared with the
same period two years ago.
Liquor saies made a similar
drop since January 1, 1947.
Average fines and jail senten
ces in 4947 were S125.73 and 14
days sentences. Last month fines
averaged $116 and 24-day sen
tences, according to stale police
Arrest for not having motor ve.
hide licenses totaled 805 with
fines of $1857 collected in the 30,
day period. For the same time
in 1947 only 481 arrests were
made for having no license. Near
ly $1000 in fines was collected
for hauling without a permit.
Governor Douglas McKay, slate
officals and many members of
the legislature attended the 100th
anniversary of the federal de
partment of the interior at Che-
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
Heppner, Oregon
Phone 173
Hotel Heppner Building
Heppner, Oregon
General Insurance
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
JackA. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2312 Heppner
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
A. D.McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
Heppner, Oregon
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Insurance Agency
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Heppner, Oregon
Cabinet Shop
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machine Repaired
Phone MK5 for appointment
or call at shop.
Walter B. H inkle
Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast.
Income Tax Returns
Arlington, Oregon
mawa Indian training school last
Friday. Colorful and impressive
tribal danee3 were presented in
elaborate native costumes.
A. P. Collins, regional foresler,
spoke on the history of the de
partment and Superintendent It.
M. Kelly told of the history and
achievements of the school which
was established in 18H0 u its
present location five miles north
of Salem.
Orrin McDaniel of Ilardman
was a business visitor in Hepp
ner Saturday.
Yes, Power Crip is the tire that
grins all ways, forwards, sideways
and in reverse! They're built to
plow through where the going is
toughest. Be weather wise! Buy
your set of Power Crips today!
57 A Hi. 6.00-16
' Wui Fad. Tm
6:50 x 154 pi S18.60
6:50 x 16 1 ply S1S.S5
Heppner Motors
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Heppner, Oregon
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & lih Mondays
at 8.00 p.m. In Legion Hall
Saw Filing &
Picture Framing
Turner, Van Marter
and Company
Phelps Funeral
Licensed Funeial Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
Heppner City
Council M"J" J'irot Wonday
WUUIll.il Eacl, Kouth
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Morrow County
Abstract & Title Co.
Oftiao In Pctort Bullding-
Morrow County
Cleaners Heppner, Oregon
Phone 2632
Superior Dry Cleaning
& Finishing
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
Phone 2542 or 1423
First Na'lional Bank Bldg.
Phone 2G32
Morrow County
Court Mtota Tlrnt Wminnaday
Connty Jnrta-a Office Honm
Monday, Wedneiday, Friday B a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Tneaday, Thnraday, Satnrday Pore.
non only