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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Ore., March 31, 1949
E D I T 0 R
April Concer Control Month
In Ani! Cancer Control Month by presidential
decree the American Cancer Society will make
its only pioa for funds to the very public for which
it fights. It requires vast sums to carry on the
fight against this dread killer and the funds must
come from the public.
It is not comforting to learn that 17 milion Am
ericans now living are marked to die of cancer.
It is somewhat reassuring to learn that through
the efforts of the American Cancer Society in
conducting research more than 65,00O Americans
will be saved from cancer this year. The crusade
against the killer is bearing fruit.
What we are most concerned in at present is
the impending campaign for funds. Millions of
dollars have been allocated to discover the cause
of and cure for cancer. Millions of educational
pamphlets, posters, films, ads, etc. are teaching
people how to recognize cancer and what to do
about it .. .a million volunteers are carrying can
cer control right into the home supplying cancer
dressings, transportation, home services.
This all takes money, regardless of volunteer
workers, and this year's goal is $14,565,561. The
American Legion Auxiliary has accepted the re
sponsibility of raising the quota in Morrow coun
ty. Let us not make it difficult for these vol
unteer workers All of us have witnessed examples
of this insidious disease and we should be willing
30 YEARS AG
Heppner Gazette Times,
Thursday, April 3, 1919
The baseball season was open
ed last Saturday afternoon on the
lone diamond. The H.H.S. and
Egg City nines were quite even
ly matched, both sides however,
showing a lack of practice by
making many errors. The score
at the end of the nine innings
showed 16 te 14 in favor of H.H.S.
Frank Turner has been getting
his shearing machines in shape
and will move his outfit to the
Pat Farley place near Rhea Sid
ing and will begin shearing there
Saturday on a band of 1SO0 head
of the Farley sheep. Mr. Turner
is looking forward to a very busy
Petitions calling for a special
election for the purpose of voting
road bonds have been circulated
throughout different parts of the
county this week and will be fil
ed at once with the county court,
who will give the petitions proper
hearing and fix the date for the
The fire truck and chemical en
gine ordered by the city some
months ago, has arrived at last
and is now at the depot, where
it is being held until the freight
has been adjusted. The city's
contract called for delivery f.o.b.
Heppner and the company had
paid freight only to Heppner
Junction. As soon as the freight
claim has been adjusted, the ma
chine will be accepted by the
city and placed where it can be
reached readily when a fire al
T. H. Deen and wife arrived
from Portland this week and ex
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to aid the fight against it in every possible man
ner. Horizontal Farming
Not all credit for improved methods in farming
are to be credited to our modern agricultural
colleges. Particularly is this true in regard to
contour farming, as Is shown by a statement re
cently made by Stephen Thompson, chairman of
the Morrow county ACA committee. According
to Thompson, contour plowing dates back as far
at least as Thomas Jefferson's time. Jefferson in
troduced this type of farming, along with a num
ber of other conservation practices at his farm at
Monticello. In a letter to a friend in 1S13, he said:
"Our country is hilly and we have been in the
habit of ploughing in straight rows whether up
and down hill, in oblique lines, or however they
lead; and our soil was all rapidly running into
the rivers. We now plough horizontally, following
the curvatures of the hills and hollows, on the
dead level, however crooked the lines may be.
Every furrow thus acts as a reservoir to receive
and retain the waters, all of which go to the
benefit of the growing plant, instead of running
off into the streams. In a farm horizontally and
carried off from
And we had
the founder of
pect to make their home in Hepp
ner. H. C. Gay and wife, pioneer
residents of Rhea creek, were vis
tors in this city on Saturday.
0. B. Barlow, manager of Jordan
Elevator Co., was in Heppner for
a short tme yesterday on busi
ness. Dan Summer, pioneer resident
of Lexington, visited Heppner Fri
day. We acknowledge a pleasant
visit from him.
Frank Swaggart and young son
of Lena, called at this office
while visiting in town on Satur
day. Mr. Swaggart is running a
stock ranch near Lena.
J. W. Becket, who owns a fine
bunch of wheat land on Eight
Mile, came up from Portland Sat
urday and has been spending
i the week here looking after bus-
Mrs. A. R. Fortner. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lucas, arrived
from Kettle Falls. Wash., Satur
day and is making a visit with
'the home folks.
Emerson Keithley came in
; from Cottage Grove on Sunday,
l remaining here the most of this
jweek. Mr. Keithley has been en
' gaged in business at Cottage
; Grove for the past year and hav
ing just sold out there he is now
looking for a new location.
j The wa is over, the boys are
'most all getting back, everybody
'is feeling good, so come to the
big Stockmen's and Cowpuncher's
dance at lone on Friday, April 11.
it ,(" m
. . . . .
scarcely an ounce of soil is now
always thought of Jefferson as just
the Democratic party-
"I wan'ta go home, but ."
These five words are a pandex
of the feelings of every legislator
here at the capitol. They feel they
have done their best. So do those
who have had a continuous close
up observation of the legislative
business of the growing state.
There is a big job yet to do and
the determination of these weary-
but courageous lawmakers can
be sensed all over the place.
Bills keep pouring in. Among
those introduced this weak were
bills to provide 75 full-time
state police officers to enforce
game laws, to be paid one-third
from the general fund and two
thirds from game fund; pay of
All arranpments have been com
pleted to make this the biggest
event ever pulled off in the coun
ty, and there will be a crowd at
lone on mis occasion, ao not
Mrs. Albert Bowker, manager
of the Heppner Garage, reports
good business in the sale of autos
during the past couple of weeks
the following cars being ordered
Buicks Charlie McCarty, Echo
John McNamee, Castle Rock; Fer
guson & Elkins, Pendleton (2);
Mrs. Blanche Watkins, Heppner;
Dodge J. C. Owen and Paul
Webb. Heppner; Fords A. R
Reid, John Kilkenny, Clive Hus
ton, Heppner; A. B. Thompson
Echo; Karl Beach, Lexington (2)
For - Wear
The oAmerican Way
NO KING WANTED
By George Peck
For countless centuries hilii
of men have struggled for the !
right to Eovern themselves wi,
Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock :
and a small group of serious-
minded individuals wrote the
American Declaration of Inde-!
pendence, they electrified the
masses of people the world over. I
few outside of the thirteen col-
onies thought the colonists would
win the glorious rights as pro-1
nouncea tn tne Declaration of In-1
dependence. But, with the sur-!
render of Cornwallis at Yorktown, '
our Forefathers had won thp
right to set up a kind of gov-
ernment of their own choosing '
wnn no King to head it.
Five years later the Constitu-1
tion was written the first docu-
ment in history that put everv I
citizen on equal terms with all
other citizens, insofar as his po-
iiuc-di ana legal rignts were con-
cerned. It recognized neither roy-
alty nor aristocratic titles. It de-
nied the property owner greater
suffrage than the man who own-
expenses of circuit court judges
when hey go outside their conn-
ties to attend meetings of the
circuit court ludges association:
set up a nine-man legislative
interim committee to investi-
gate treatment of convicts at the
state penitentiary; require em
ployees not electing to come un
der the state industrial accidenl
law to post a $50,000 bond with
the insurance commissioner to
cover possible accidents; set up
a milk marketing division under
the department of agriculture to
regulate the milk industry and
provide for a milk marketing su
pervisor; and set up an interim
Committee to Study feasibility of
developing a state botanical gar-
en' i the new cellblock, designed to ac-
FUNDS ALLOCATED j commodate 400, should be com-
I pleted in three months. At the
The legislative joint ways and ' present rate of increase it is ex
means committee has approved j pected the population will exceed
general fund requests for the 1 1500, and the present crowded
1949-1951 biennjum in the am- condition will recur.
ount of $32,531,053.17.
General fund budget requests
recommended by the state bud
get division and the governor ag
gregate $66,805,051.21. Non-budgeted
requests before the com
mittee total approximately $8,
290.000. Bills passed by both
houses of the legislature, involv
ing non-budgeted items, exceed
WALSH ACTING GOVERNOR
Senate President William E.
Walsh, Coos Bay, took over the
post of chief executive of Oregon
last Thursday for the second time
since his election as senate pilot
January 10. Senator Dean Wal
ker, Polk county, president of the
senate in 1941, presided over the
senate in Walsh's place.
Governor Douglas McKay left
the state Wednesday to attend a
meeting of the Columbia basin
interagency committee at Poca-
tello, Idaho. He returned Friday
ana signed into law ten minor
and two highly controversial bills.
The first sanctioning construction
of the proposed Rogue river dam
the first step in a $90,000,000 fed.
eral reclamation project, and the
other a fair employment practce
act to be enforced by the state
labor commissioner, the law will
forbid unions and employers to
discriminate against, any person
because of race or religion.
Mystifying is the movement
that has brought an unDrecedent.
ed number of letters hundreds
from all parts of the United Stat
es to Governor Douglas McKay
requesting clemency for William
m. TO INTRODUCE
HOLMES & EDWARDS
Correct for after
noon tea, ice-cream,
and many desserts.
Use them, too, for
wonderful prizes and
gifts! Limited offer
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, ed no property. Under it, for the
first time in recorded history, ev-
man cas a ballot on
equal terms and have Power on
a parity with every other citizen,
,0 choose not only his torm oi
Kvernmt 111 DUl lne men 10 run
it with no King ,0 head that
No greater sacrifice ever was
made than that of the pioneers
' 'he thirteen colonies to secure
this equality before the ballot
hox and before the law. Several
nunarea tncusana Americans
Si,ve seven years of their lives
under arms to win freedom for
this country. Many thousands
died and many other thousands
suffered terrible privations dur-
U'S mose seven long years.
For a century and a half we
seemed to have a sincere appre-
ciation of this heroic struggle.
During that 150 years we built
the greatest civilization this
world has ever known, and Am
erica became the envy of every
other nation. Now, many Ameri-
cans would relegate that sacri-
fice to the scrap-heap. They have
j Nagel, Portland minister who was
i sentenced to nrison in Klamath
'Falls for contributing to the de -
i linouencv of a minor.
The governor's office savs. 'The
I case is closed as far as the eov-
ernor is concerned. He will take
no action whatever."
PEN POPULATION RECORD
The population of the Oregon
state penitentiary registered an
all-time high of 1354 this week.
With accommodations for only
1100, there are 129 in the peni
tentiary annex, 95 in the garage,
41 ill in the hospital and another
41 in the hosnital because there
! wasn't rnnm elsewhere
Warden George Alexander savs
FEWER REAL ESTATERS
The number of persons taking
state real estate salesmen's and
broker's examinations has de
creased during the past four
months. Real Estate Commission
er Claude H Murphy said 66 bro
kers and 112 salesmen who were
examined in five tests the past
week are normal for recent mon
ths. Next test will be given May
23 at Salem.
Vivacious Vivian McMurtrey.
president of the Oregon Young
Republicans, visited the legisla
ture this week campaigning for
Sigrid B. Unander, candidate for
chairman of the republican slate
committee. Unander who is a
veteran of World War II is report.
d x have enough pledges to in
sure his election.
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TUNC IN TED MAtONE , . . tvary morning,
The last meeting of the Future
Knitters 4-H club met at Sally
Cohn's home. The main feature
of the meeting was a demonstra
tion on the washing of woolens
Joan Bothwell directed the re
creaton in the group. Refresh
ments were served at the close
of the meeting.
Irrigon clubs are happy clubs
if singing is any indication of
happiness. Fifteen more song
books were requested this week
One of the cooking I clubs has an
active yell leader and song lead
er to make meetings more inter
Fourteen 4-H club members of
livestock clubs at Boardman ga
thered at the Greenfield Grange
hall last Thursday evening for a
lesson in livestock judging. Coun
ty Agent Anderson assisted by
leaders Mrs. Jamie Stalcup and
Lee Pearson gave points in judg
ing dairy cattle. Three classes of
picture dairy cows were judged
dur.inS the evening. Later this
f'k. e K'ven un
lost that burning desire to be a
free people with equal suffrage
Have they come to the conclu
sion that we are no longer fit to
govern ourselves and that we
should turn that job over to a
King and a retinue of bureau
Last January 20, we witnessed
what was termed the inaugura
ton of a president. To many of
us the spectacle took on the ter
rifying aura of a coronation, and
the broad, dictatorial powers
since astd for by our Chief Ex
ecutlve indicate that he, himself,
believes he exchanged his Mis
souri sombrero for a crown upon
that gala occasion.
Congress must refuse to grant
the Administration the authority
to impose peace-time controls, to
fix prices, to put Uncle Sam into
the steel business or any other
business, at its caprice or whim
Otherwise, the sacrifice made bv
our Forefathers to throw off the
yoke of a King will have been In
Let your Congressman and U.
S. Senators know that you arc
bitterly opposed to revertitij
back to the status of "subject
that you wish to remain a "free
citizen" and remind them that
Kings have been very much ou
of style in America since 1776.
By the Declaration of Inde
pendence and the victorious
struggle of those heroes of the
thirteen colonies, the principle of
"The Divine Right of the Indiv
idual" was established here in
America, and "The Divine Right
of Kings" was definitely disestab
lished. Notice was served to the
world that in the United States
no King is wanted.
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Monday through Friday . ,
sheep, swine, poultry, rabbit and
The Butter Creek-Sand Hollow
11 club met at the home of Ron
ald Currin on Butter creek on
Sunday afternoon, March 27.
All members were present.
Leader John Graves reported on
a. meeting of the youth commit
tees on arrangements for the
Eastern Oregon Wheat League
Fat Show and Sale which will be
held at The Dalles on June 6-7-8.
A tour of the Currin lambing
sheds was made and a class of
four breeding ewes was judged
by the members.
A birthday cake was served as
Johnny Brosnan's birthday was
Tuesday. Jello and pop were also
The next meeting of the club
Our Mr. G.
ii J it Hundreds of new Spring and Summer sample
WWp? to choose from many in full pieces reason
f j ably priced.
Ed. V. Price .& Co. tailored-to-order clothes are authori
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We invite you to come in during this showing no
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Dffice First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2312 Heppner
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
es. I'll. 11R2 Office Ph. 492
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Olfice No. 4 Center St.
, House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner. Ore.
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 1112
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phono 14H5 for appointment
or call at shop,
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast.
Income Tax Returns
The girls volleyball team of
Heppnper high school lourneyed
to Fossil Saturday to attend a
tricounty track meet Team
members making the trip were
Mary Mollahan, Betty Walker,
Jean Hanna, Marilyn Miller, Hie
ta Graves, Mary Gunderson, Eu
nice Keithley, Barbara Slocum,
Betty Graves, Rose Pierson, Shar
lene Rill, JoJean Dix, JoAnn Both
well and Betty Graves. Others
making the trip Included Loraine
Swaggart, Lorene Mitchell, Betty
Wells and Sally Cohn. Teachers
accompanying the girls were
Miss Marylou George and Miss
Virginia Bender. The meet was
won by the team from the lone
will be held at the Brosnan farm
on Sunday, April 24.
Reporter, Janet Howton.
our famous tailors
Will be In our store
With a complete new lin
for men and women
Delivery now or later
WILSON'S MEN'S WEAR
The Store of Personal Service
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clock. Diamonds
Kxpert Watch & Jewelry
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. In Legion Hall
Saw Filing Gr
O. M. YEAGER'S
Turner, Van Marter
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1 332 Heppner, Oregon
Council MMt" rir"1 Monday
WUUnt.ll Each Month
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2S72
Abstract & Title Co.
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Call Settles Electric
nt HEPPNER APPLIANCE
for all kinds of electrical work.
New and repair.
Phone 2542 or 1423
RALPH E. CURRIN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bank Bldg.
Cmirt Me,t" "' Wednoiday
vuu". of Each Month
County Jndffa Ottloa Hourai
Monday, Waaneaday, Friday 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Tueday, Thnraday, Saturday Pora.