V Page 2 Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, July 21 , 1 949 EDITORIAL NATION A I E 0 1 T 0 1 1 A I It Was SOME Fire ! Heppner is not accustomed to doing things by halves, especially when it comes to floods and fires as events proved on February 1 and July IS of this year 1949. Not that these events are predestined or foreordained, but when it ocmes to carrying out disastrous happenings it is doubtful If they could be planned and executed in more complete manner. And may it be added that in the case of Monday's fire there was an element of luck lurking somewhere about the premises, otherwise there might have been a much larger chapter in the town's history to be recorded. Certainly the stage was all set for a more complete Job so far as the town was concerned, yet, in the face of a tremendous blaze fanned by a high wind, damage outside of the warehouse district wai slight. It is not our purpose to discuss herewith so much what happened as how to prevent a similar occurrence in the future. It must be assumed at this writing that the concerns involved in the fi; will rebuild. Once the ground is cleared of the charred debris it will be possible to paint a more definite and practical picture of the plants to replace the old ones, which at the most were a succession of additions to the original smaller buildings, some of which had their beginnings about the time the railroad reached Heppner. There are examples here and there of similar groups of buildings that have stood until they crumbled with age, and it would not have been surprising if the Heppner plants had done likewise had the fire not intervened to wipe them out Enough new material had been woven into the old to sustain the whole over a long period of years. It is almost a waste of words to say that the grouping of the buildings invited disaster, inas much as In case one plant got on fire the other was greatly endangered. Plans for rebuilding, which at least one of the concerns is already con sidering, doubtless will embrace modern features which will make for more efficient operation as well as more fireproof construction. The Morrow County Grain Growers, Inc. has in mind a nev location a little farther removed from town, which favor the best facilties for the handling of bulk fvaor the best facilities for the handling of bulk grain and the lines of feeds which have grown to be an important item at the Heppner plant. Officials of the Interior Warehouse company had not visited the fire site when this was being writ, ten, but if they have plans for rebuilding, they too will seek more efficient operation and more fire proof construction. Fires are bad, but individuals and communities usually learn a lesson from them. It will be re called that the fires of 1918 removed many build ings, Including residences and business structures. Most of these were wooden structures, particular'y the business places, and out of their ashes grew several modern buildings, greatlly enhancing the appearance of the town. The Heppner Lumber company of today is a vastly improved plant over the one destroyed by fire In the eraly part of 1943. the one destroyed by fire in the early part of 1943. industries there should be no haphazard prepara tions for handling it and there will be business, more and more of it if the concerns Involved are properly prepared to handle and develop it. The fire is only a temporary setback and out of it will come something better. The City of Heppner also has a part to play In encouraging the growth and development of these industries by providing ample water pressure and fire fighting equipment No amount of equip ment could have saved the elevators Monday evening after the fire got well underway. But there was not enough pressure at first to start in to fight the fire and steps should be taken to in sure an abundance of water in that section. The railhead facilities are of vital Interest to the com munity and every reasonable safeguard should be provided to encourage not only the rebuilding of the eleevators but other industries as well. The Gazette Times, speaking for the City of Heppner officially and the community as a whole, wishes to commend the neighborly spirit displayed by the several fire departments which responded wholeheartedly in the town's hour of need. It is fervently hoped that such response will not be needed again, at least for a long, long time, but it is reassuring to know that help is at hand if needed. Not Duly Appreciated In years gone by let us call them the horse and buggy days town and rural folk were accus xomea to loading up the wagons and hacks, piling the family on top of the load and heading for the mountains on a camping trip. Vacations were spent In this manner to a large degree because the whole family could enjoy an outing at little more expense than staying at home. There wes free pasture for the livestock that was taken along, which included the horses necessary to draw the vehicles, a saddle horse or two, and generally the family milk cow or cows; there was good fishing in the mountain streams, game birds and, before game laws were invented to put a check on the killing of deer out of season, a man could keep the table supplied with venison occasionally, that Is to say nothing of huckle berries, wild raspberries and the like. Might we lapse into a form of speech termed the vernacular and remark that "them was the good old days" without being considered as having arrived at that point in life when we are living in the past ? We are not thinking of "the good old days" in relation to another oft-repeated remark "them days is gone forever." Living conditions have changed, the mode of transportation has changed, there have been numerous necessary regulations imposed, and doubtless the present generation has been softened somewhat by modern livinc; conditions, but the mountains are still there with their cool, sparkling streams, shaded campsites, wild game, and occasionally some huckleberries, and above all, their bracing, pine-scented atmos phere that is a welcome relief from the parched summer air of hills and valleys. Our own Blue mountains, regardless of timber operations, have lost none of that wealth of enjoyment for which they were noted in days gone by. It is the peopie who have changed. Those ageless wooded hills are rich in potential wealth if we are but alert to our opportunities and meet the challenge they present Local residents are beginning to appreciate the mountains once more. A few own cabins not to far removed from town. Others, groups of them, are spending week-ends, either in cabins or camp ing out while still others find it a rare pleasure to drive out for picnics or to spend a day. To that extent they are appreciated but no thought has been given to the possibility of getting people in great numbers to appreciate them. Perhaps sug gestion of such a possibility is not wanted, yet we can not expect to go from year to year without an idea cropping out occasionally, and since there is not a single public resort in the county the moun tains offer the best outlet for recreation and likewise the most feasible locality for a summer resort or an all-year resort for that matter. Having more than just a passing acquaintance with some of the better known resorts of the state, we feel in position to make the statement that the Blues right here in Morrow county suffer little by comparison with the other mountains of the state. It remains for someone with the capital to come along and develop, or start the development of tht region as a summer playground Its all-year possibilities will follow in proper order. Don't Be Taken In This newspaper is in receipt of a communica tion from Father Nicholas H. Wegner, director of Boys Town, Nebraska, telling of a magazine racket that is being carried on in various communities throughout the United States in which the good name of the famous Juvenile community is being misused. Says Father Wegner: I would appreciate it very much if within your newspaper columns you would warn your readers to beware of any maga zine solicitors identifying themselves as having any connection whatsoever with Boys Town We have no authorized representatives selling book or magazine subscriptions. None of our boys are permitted to do so and we have no arrangements with any solicitors whereby a portion of their commissions are turned over to Boys Town. "Any magazine solicitor who represents him self as a Boys Town citizen, a former Boys Town citizen, or claims to represent Boys Town In ar way whatsoever, Is using the good name of Boya Town to promote his own personal ends." Bear this warning in mind and lend no support to anyone claiming to represent Boys Town, and for that matter, any other concern not known to you as a legitimate business or organization. There are many "agents" and "representatives" traveling around the country who can not produce proper credentials when pinned down. In other words, they are plain irauas mis applies w advertising rackets as well as subscription deals. When in doubt, don't bite! DES MOINES BIS IN FLAT! Cr! ! . . v.' si ill . ik--"i m i mm r Vtiyro T i -A 1 -"' " til v ad. vy I REFORESTATION STUPENDOUS In 1930 while flying over what is now known as Tillamook burn" we realized that next tc spread of green timber we were the sky or the sea, the next great looking at constituted the largest expanse of one color we had ever seen. Within three years the greatest timber fires of the century des troyed approximately 431 thous and acres of this timber, then considered the largest stand in the United States The value of the destroyed timber, it is estim ated, would now be over $100,- 000,000 and the payrols lost to the state by this destructior. would total $200,000,000. On Monday of this week tim bermen, foresters, state officials and interested citizens assembled at Owl Camp Grove on the Wilson river highway for inaugural cere monies of what is considered the world's largest reforestation proj ect, at the 'Tillamook burn." The plan includes modern methods on 725,000 acres. The project was made possible by $10,000,000 in bonds voted by the people of the state at the November election. HUNDREDS OF NEW LAWS Hope you have not had reason to notice it but there are 353 more laws on the statute books of Oregon than there were last Fri day. They became effective Sat urday, July 16, ninety days after the adjournment of the legislat ure which created them, 124 oth ers which carried the emergency clause became law when passed and signed by the governor. Five more will not become effective until January 1, 1950. One of this group of laws may land right in your lap any hot day now. It's about ice crean: and is supposed to guarantee the consumer a better product. If you are a good bacteria counter and don't mind carrying a pair of scales around in your shopping bag you may get a break by the new law that requires that a gal- Ion of ice cream must weight at least 4vfe pounds, a quart 18 oun ces and a pint not less than 9 ounces. That should end the freezing of inflated ice cream to make the package attractive by bulk. Ice cream made in Oregon now must contain not more than 75,000 bacteria per millimeter. This standard applies to all other frozen dairy products. Some fro. zen dairy products formerly sold as ice cream must now be labeled as ice milk products. The recently appointed agricul tural board, created by the 1919 legislature, met in Slem Monday electing Fred Cockell, Milwaukie, temporary chairman of the board and Thomas L. Ohlsen, Portland, acting administrator of the Ore gon Milk Marketing act. I TOO MUCH JOY RIDING Harry Dorman, Oregon's new budget director, put his finger on some extravagant spending thai he will endeavor to curtail. Heads of various state departments and their agents have spent $292,582 for out-of-state travel expenses between July 1, 1947 and April 30, 1949 or more than $600.00 for each state working day. Instructions have been issued by Dorman that hereafter all travel requests other than those of an emergency nature, must be submitted to his office not less than 15 days prior to the trip. This will give the budget depart ment time in which to investigate the necessity of the proposed travel. The board of higher education Padberg is getting his ranch pret ty well stocked up with hogs, having purchased 600 head the last few weeks, and there are now 1000 head of these porcine money makers grazing on the Padebrg i headed the list of state agencies fields. in travel during the past two Ralph Benge returned Sunday years with expenditures of $100, from Salem where he has been 557, more than one third of the spending several weeks. Mrs. 'total of the expenditures of all Benge is still in the capital city, state agencies. 30 YEARS A3 Heppner Gazette Times, July 24, 1919 The seventh annual Morrow County Fair is on the wing and from present Indications gives ev idence of being far ahead of pre vious years. The complete plans for Hepp ner' new three-story hotel build ing were accepted by the Heppner Hotel association at a meeting in the office of Woodson & Sweek Friday evening. . . . About $34, 000 of the stock has been sub scribed. Total cost of building and furnishings is estimated at $100,000, A large number of deer are feeding in the foothills on upper Willow creek, according to a re port brought down from there by W. O. Minor, who says a big buck got in the middle of the road near Thomsonville (the James Thomson camp) recently and ds puted the right of automobiles to pass that way. After some show of authority, the buck finally de cided that the gas wagons could come on, and he bounced away into the brush. While showing one of his hired men how to turn on the windmill at his home five miles southwest of Heppner on Heppner Flat Wed nesday noon, Fred Lucas lost his footing and fell from the top of the mill to the ground, a distance of 30 feet, suffering a broken ankle. Campers in the mountains are being urged by Forest Supervisor Cryder to exert more than ordin ary caution this year on account of the extreme dryness which ex ists there. Will Hynd, one of Morrow coun ty's large sheepmen, was a Sat urday business visitor in Hepp ner from the Rose Lawn ranch In Sand Hollow. The new building on Willow street which Frank Roberts has under construction for the Elk horn restaurant is now complete. Manager Ed Chinn of the Elkhorn is now busy moving In his equip ment, all of which is new and thoroughly modern. Howard Lane and Wm. H. Pad berg made a hog buying trip into Grant county the past week. Mr, n P ' ""If !SIIIL:' in Ln(l lit f 1 y I . Il.liii in lilhUJ rtiemoomJ&tdmff O HEALTH FOR ALL (This space has been paid for by your Morrow County Health & Tuberculosis Association in order that factual material re garding health may be brought to you each week). INFANTILE PARALYSIS Parents have reason to dread infantile paralysis, or poliomyeli tis. Besides the possibility ol death, they fear that the child who gets "polio might be per manently crippled. Some also feel helpless against the disease because there is still no prevent ive or cure for it and the exact method of its transmission is still not known. But we do know that prompt treatment under medical advice may prevent even temporary crip pling, or decrease the seriousness of permanent crippling, which is sometimes a complication of po lio. If the disease causes tempor ary paralysis, it is still often pos sible to avoid permanent crippl ing through one of the newer methods of treatment. The disease's popular name, "infantile paralysis", can be mis leading. Although many cases approximately 60 reported are in children under ten years, polio can attack pedple at any age. Besides, paralysis occurs in only a fraction of the total number of cases, and about 80 of polio cases reported recover without any permanent crippling effects. Polio is caused by a virus a disease-producing organism so tiny that it cannot be seen thru an ordinary microscope. Paraly sis can occur when the virus in jures or destroys certain nerve cells which control muscular ac tion. The disease may occur at any time of the year, but it strikes most frequently in summer. Po lio "outbreaks", or epidemics, us ually reach their peak in late August or early September. Early symptoms of polio in elude headache, slight fever, up set stomach, or those symptoms commonly associated with a cold At the slightest suspicion of po lio, the doctor should be called at once. While waiting for the doc tor, the sick person should be put in a room by himself and be kept as quiet and as comfortable as possible. While we still have a lot to learn about polio, there are cer tain precautions that can and should be taken against the dis ease, particularly when there is an outbreak in the community. Children should be kept out of crowds at this time, and away from anyone who appears to have even the slightest illness it is believed that the polio virus Is spread from person to person. It is wise to avoid physical strain fatigue or chill, since these seem to make people vulnerable to the disease. Doctors also advise post poning tonsil and adenoid opera tions during a polio epidemic as an extra precaution. Parents are wise to seek full information on polio. This can be obtained from their family doctor, their local chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, or the national office of the Foundation at 120 Broad way, New York 5, N.Y. ioom( FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION Tratle maik of Oneida Ltd, Never before a pattern like this I So excitingly modern with its lovely long, lithe lines! So excit ingly different: the charming, ro mantic motif of tender new buds! Love it, use it every meal of your life. Being solid silver, it won't eliow wear. Start now to own this thrilling possession. We'll arrange . - :r f ..i- j'uyineni pian, u you wisn. 6 - PIECE PLACE SETTING Sl50 (Ftdtiii Tix included) Only Mm Mm "BOYS' CREEK" The first synthetic fishing par- adise for youth in Oregon became a reality last Saturday. Mill creek, a stream that rambles for 20 miles from the high hills of the Santiam country down to Sa lem, was set aside by the 1949 legislature exclusively for angl ers under 18 years of age. The law creating the recreational area became operative July 16. The state game commission saw to it that the youngsters were not dis appointed. The day before the opening 1104 one-year-old trout averaging 8 inches in length were liberated in the stream. The commissioners state that 9000 more trout will be liberated in Mill creek before the fishing sea. son closes. The problem of maintaining good relationship with property owners along the stream and strict observation of the game code was advanced as a citizen ship schooling for minors, pro ponents of the bill told legislators when the bill was being considered. Peterson's Jewelers An Interested visitor here Mon day was Leander L. Pavid of Sacramento, Calif., who was a Heppner resident In his boyhood days. He is visiting at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Omar Riet mann at lone, and came up to see how the old home town is prog ressing. A graduate of Heppner high school in the class of 1911, Mr. Pavid is instructor of French in the Sacramento Junior college. He taught French In the Universi ty of California for four years prior to joining the faculty at Sacramento. JiH By CHARLES L. ECKENROAD WASHINGTON. D. C They tell the storv of the football coach who, while instructing his quart erbacks in a strategy meeting one day, ordered: "When in doubt, punt !" President Truman, from his messages to Congress last Janu ary and again a few days ago on the economic condition oi me nation, must have gotten some what the same orders from his $45,000 worth of economic advisors: "When in doubt, spend !" At any rate, one who reads the twn messages gathers that Mr. Truman feels that deficit spend ing will cure all evils. For example, in his message of January 7, 1949, just six months ago, the President said: "Expectations of continued in flation have added to the incen tives for business investment, while the price rise has acted as a brake on the demand of con sumers with relatively fixed in comes. GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES DUE TO RISE 'The proportion of consumer expenditures in the total nation al product has never been lower in any peacetime year for which statistics are available. "This is not an immediate pro blem so long as the sum of Gov ernment expenditures, business expenditures and net foreign in vestment is still rising." That was his answer to threat ened inflation six months ago. Here is his answer to threaten ed deflation now: 'These and other Government policies are providing strong sup port to business activity and are enlarging the opportunities of private business. "The fact that public expendi tures of Federal, State and Local Governments are running at a rate of close to $60 billion a year is itself an element of great sta bility in the present situation." In his budget message last Jan uary, the President said "a pros perous country cannot afford an unbalanced budget" Then, he proceeded to introduce a budget wheh he admitted was at least $600,000,000 out of balance and It turned out to be at least $1,800, 000,000 out of balance. TRUMAN FORSAKES BALANCED BUDGET In his message a few days ago the President said: "Balancing the budget and re ducing the national debt are ob jectives to be achieved at the earliest feasible time. Rnt thnso nhlectives cannot be achieved without regard . to the general state ol tne nation s econ omy." Then he adds: "We cannot expect to achieve a budget surplus in a declining na tional economy." This raises the question of when can we expect to achieve a budget surplus if it cannot be done in prosperous years and can not hope to be done in a declin ing economy ? George Washington said in his farewell address: "As a very Important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as spar ingly as possible. . . ." Visitors here for a short time Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Adklns of Cottage Grove. They drove to Heppner from Top- penish, Wash., where they visited a hrnther of Mrs. Adklns. This office acknowledges a call from Mrs. Adklns, who is a member of the staff of the Cottage Grove Sentinel. They are former resi dents of Heppner. mis was ADVERTISING ONCE BUT NOW I I HE I NEWSPAPER , DOES IT III BETTER "guy ''-z AGf PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY JOS. J. NYS ATTORNEY AT LAW Peters Bldg., Willow Street Heppner, Oregon J. O. PETERSON Latest Jewelry 6 Gift Goods Watches, Clocks, Diamonds Expert Watch & Jewelry Repairing Heppner, Oregon J. O. TURNER ATTORNEY AT LAW Phone 173 Hotel Heppner Building Heppner, Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays at 8:00 p.m. In Legion Hall P. W. MAHONEY ATTORNEY AT LAW General Insurance Heppner Hotel Building Willow Street Entrance Saw Filing & Picture Framing O. M. YEAGER'S SERVICE STORE Jack A. Woodhall Doctor of Dental Medicine Dffice First Floor Bank Bldg. Phone 2342 Heppner Turnar, Van Marler and Company GENERAL INSURANCE Dr. L. D. Tibbies OSTEOPATHIC Physician 6 Surgeon First National Bank Building Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492 Phelps Funeral Home Licensed Funeral Directors Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon A.D.McMurdo, M.D. PHYSICIAN S. SURGEON Trained Nurse Assistant Office in Masonic Building Heppner, Oregon Heppner City Counril ' Flrt Monday Citizens having matters for discussion, please bring them before the Council, Phone 2572 .JSsssm j 1 aw The More Folkt You Tell The More Goods You Sell Dr. C. C. Dunham CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Office No. 4 Center St House Cals Made Home Phone 2583 Office 2572 Morrow County Abstract & Title Co. nra AB8TRACTS OF TITLE TITLE INSURANCE OfflM Is PiUn BiUOlnf C. A. RUGGLES Representing Blaine E. Isom Insurance Agency Phone 723 Heppner. Ore. Call Settles Electric at HEPPNER APPLIANCE for all kinds of electrical work. New and repair. Phone 2542 or 1423 Dr. J. D. Palmer DENTI8T Office upstairs Rooms 11-12 First National Bank Bldg. Phones: Office 783, Home 932 Heppner, Oregon RALPH E.CURRIN ATTORNEY AT LAW First National Bank Bldg. Phone 2632 N. D. BAILEY Cabinet Shop Lawn Mowers Sharpened Sewing Machines Repaired Phone 1485 for appointment or call at shop. Morrow County Court Met" 'lit WadnMdajr ol Boh Month County Jndira Ofdc. Honnl Holiday, Wodnmday, frlday a.m. to B p.m. TMday, Tlmriday, Saturday rora. son only Walter B. Hinkle REAL ESTATE Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop erty. Trades for Valley k Coast Income Tax Returns Arlington, Oregon DR. J. D. PALMER Dentist Rms. 11-12 lit Nat Bank Bldg. Ph.: Office 783. Home M2 Heppner: Monday, Tuesday. Friday, Saturday. Arlington: Wed. and Thurs.