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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, August 25, 1949
People Are Thrifty
According to Goorge Mimnaugh, state director,
Morrow county people are showing an inclination
to put a little money away against the possibility
that some day business won't be quite so good
and savings will come in handy. Although th
concerted drive for Savings Bonds sales closed
some weeks ago, our people are still buying the
E issue, as witness the report from Mrs, Oscar
George, county chairman, which shows that $2,175
in sale were recorded in July.
Since the first of the year 1949, Morrow county
people have purchased $199,524 worth of E Bonds,
and this probably represents a large number of
small investors rather than a few large buyers.
It is not too far back in history for most of us
to recall those lean days of the thirties. Bonds
purchased during World War I had been cashed
in, especially by the smaller purchasers, and
these with other savings were quickly exhausted
when the depression came. The people learned
something from that experience which, in World
War II, aside from the pressure put upon them
during the stress of war financing, caused them
to convert their surplus cash into savings bonds.
To some it has meant acquiring a business that
has made them Independent; to others it has
provided homes, or educational funds for their
children, while to others fortunately a minority,
bond officials inform us it has been a matter of
withdrawing, or cashing the bonds to have spend
ing money when wages were no longer coming in.
In any event, the bonds will come in handy
some time and it is to be hoped that they will
not be cashed except in times of dire necessity.
Let's Show More Neighborliness
Next Thursday morning the North Morrow
county fair will open its doors to the public for
a three-day run It is sandwiehed between the
Pendleton Round-Up and the Morrow County fair
and rodeo and hasn't the advantages of a local
press or radio set-up to provide publicity, but it
is a worthy community enterprise and deserves
recognition by the people of the county as a whole.
Many changes have taken place in the project
towns since the close of the war. Many changes
will take place in the future with the development
of the McNary dam. It will be worth the time and
effort to drive over that way during the fair and
look around a little.
The Heppner Chamber of Commerce has chosen
Saturday, September 3 as the day to visit the
North Morrow county fair. A caravan will be or
ganized and the business people will be prevailed
upon to participate. The Boardman folks will
serve luncheon at noon for the regular fee and
will see that their visitors are properly entertained.
I A SSO CATION
This caravan should not consist of just four
or five cars. There should be several times that
many. It will be a neighborly thing to do and
neighborliness has never hurt any cause.
Safety By Directive
It is astonishing the number of things the
government planners can think up all of them
directed towards establishing more bureaus which
in turn call for more government financing, and
that, gentle reader, means more taxes.
The newest venture by the master minds Is
along the line of safety in railroad travel. And
why, may we ask, have they picked on the one
class of travel that has made greater strides in
providing safety, and has really accomplished
more in that direction than any other mode of
commercial transportation? The answer is ob
vious. It is another step in the direction of com
plete government control, the appetite for which
on the part of the planners seems to be insatiable.
The Evening World-Herald, Omaha, on July
14 had the following comment to make:
"Bills are pending in the House and Senate
which propose to give the Interstate Commerce
Commission authority "to establish rules, regula
tions, and practices with respect to operation of
trains intended to promote safety.'
"Sounds innocent enough, on the face of it.
Everybody is in favor of safety.
"But there's a joker in it. Since almost every
thing a railroad does from the floating of bonds
to the ballasting of track has a theoretical bear-
The oAmerican Way
The largest peacetime showing
of military equipment ever held
on the Pacific coast, and also the
first in the nation to combine
equipment of all branches of the
armed services, has been arrang
ed by Governor Douglas McKay
for the Oregon State fair the week
of September 5 to 11.
The display will cover over 30,
000 square feet, General Mark W.
Clark, commanding officer of the
Sixth Army and highest ranking
active officer on the coast, in
formed the governor. The Scottish
Kilt band of the Second Infantry
will be on hand for two concerts
a day. General Clark also guaran
teed the appearance of an air
force helicopter, modern tank, la
test military weapons, weapons
of field and coast artillery, com
munications equipment and edu
cational and medical care facili
ties. Colonel Henry Russel, Van
couver Barracks, will serve as
coordinator of the fair exhibit.
Governor McKay and Leo Spitz
bart, state fair manager, worked
on preparations with General
Clark and the military manpower
committee and the Sixth Army
GUESTS OF THE GOVERNOR
Eight generals and admirals of
the five branches of the armed
services have received invitations
fro mGovernor Douglas McKay to
be his guests at the Oregon State
fair on Governor's Day, Septem
Thp frnvprnor's office sent out
ing on safety, this bill would give the bureaucracy ibjds tQ General Mark clarki com.
manding officer of the Sixth Ar
my; Major General Claude A.
Larkin, USMC, ret.; Vice Admiral
Thomas L. Gatch, USN, ret.; Maj-
almost unlimited power to regulate and harass
"If the railroads had suddenly grown careless
of human life something might be said for the
bill. But they haven't. Records kept by the As
sociation of American Railroads show that the
rails offer the safest form of transportation. Pri
vate cars and taxis, for example, are 13 times
more dangerous. Yet so far as we are aware the
bureaucrats haven't proposed that the Govern
ment provide chauffeurs for private cars. Maybe
they haven't thought of it yet.
"Actually the railroads have been working
tirelessly at their safety programs for many years,
with fine results. The men in charge are exper
ienced operating men who know railroad prob
lems. We surmise most passengers would rather
entrust their safety and their lives to such men
than to theoreticians in Washington.".
No man-caused fires have occurred this year
in the Heppner district of the Umatilla national
forest. Were they superstitious, local foresters,
who are jubilant over the season's record, un
doubtedly would be knocking on the nearest tree.
or General K. E. Rockey, USMC,
commanding general of the de
partment of the Pacific; Brigadier
General Robert A. McClure, USA,
commander of the North Pacific
district; Rear Admiral H. H. Good
USN, commandant of 13th Naval
district; Rear Admiral Raymond
T. McElligot, USCG, commandant
13th Coast Guard district, and
I Major General John E. Upston,
commanding general or tne n
"BAKED A CAKE"
Members of the state board of
control were high in their praise
of the Oregon state hospital, fol
lowing their unannounced inspec
tion of the institution last week
"We found the buildings clean
and attractive and the food much
better than a few months ago,"
said one of the members, adding
that other surprise visits will be
made to institutions in the Salem
This week a worker at the hos
! pita!, who had just resigned, tes
tified at a civil service hearing
August 28, 1919 i are visiting relatives and friends
Among the Heppner people who in Goldendale. Mr. Curran plans
plan to attend the Grand En- i to join them before they return
campment of the G. A. R. at Co-1 home.
lumbus, O., are Mrs. Mary A. Bar- i B. Huddleston returned to
tholomew, Mrs. Mattie Smead . Heppner Monday after spending
and N. S. Whetstone. several weeks in the east where
Mrs. Mike Curran and daughter j he went with a shipment of cat-
tie from Lone Rock.
F. A. Andrews and family left ! duly.
this morning for Dufur where he A son weighing 8 and one-half
has accepted the principalship of , pounds arrived at the home of
the schools for the coming year
after living here for a year and a
half while he was pastor of the
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Milhol
land Wednesday evening.
S. W. Spencer, Dr. R. J. Vaughn,
Thos Brennan and Leslie Mat-
Cecil Lieuallen, son of Mr. and : lock who went to Klamath Falls
Mrs. Frank Lieuallen of Rhea, to attend the Elks convention,
creek, returned Wednesday after , made quite an extensive auto trip
serving two years in the navy, covering 1000 miles before return
most of the time doing convoy ing to Heppner last week, going
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THE SMALL-TOWN EDITOR
In this editorial I would like to
pay tribute to the watch-dogs of
the nation the editors of the na
tion's small -town newspapers
those men and women whose
journals may be small in sree
but which bulk large in infuence
The editor of the hig metro
politan daily, sitting in hi:; com
fortable swivel chair behind his
expensive and expa.isive mahog
any desk (perhaps walnut), may
imagine that he is a molder of
public opinion. Backing him up
he has the marvelous facilities
of the various press services; as
sisting him a staff of highly-paid
assistants, feature writers, for
eign and domestic correspond
ents, photographers and report
ers. In his press room, he has a
modern, up-to-the-minute press
capable of printing thousands of
copies per hour. His paper goes
out onto the city streets to be sold
by the hundreds of thousands.
It is small wonder, then, that
he kids himself into believing
that he is one of a small and se
lect group which is directing the
thought and is responsible for
the subsequent action of the
But, he is wrong. The people he
reaches through his publication
are not the typical Americans
not the backbone of the nation
The real Americans are to be
found in the smaller communities
and in the rural districts of the
In the hinterland are to be
found the hard-headed, clear
thinking citizens, the people who
can not be fooled by false doc
trines, deluded by quack pana
ceas, who do not subscribe to
and who steadfastly adhere to
sound American principles as laid
down by the Founding Fathers.
It is only occasionally that
most f these people see the met
ropolitan newspapers They rely
almost entirely for their news and
editorial comment upon the local
paper which serves their partic
The editors of the small-town
newspaper, therefore, have a ren-
dezvous with destiny to them
has fallen the Herculean task of
preserving sound government, en
couraging industry, saving free
enterprise and maintaining the
It is a tough asignment for any
group of men and women, but
praises be, they are measuring
up to it. It is my privilege and
pleasure each week to look over
the editorial pages of many hun
dreds of these local weeklies.
Whenever a serious doubt flashes
through my mind as to where
this nation is heading, it is quick
ly dispelled when I realize that
the twelve thousand editors of
our small-town newspapers are
on the job, cool, quietly, without
fanfare, but consistently fighting
for the betterment of their com
munities adn for the welfare of
the nation as a whole.
The editor of the newspaper in
which you are reading this art
icle doesn't sit in a handsome
swivel chair before an elegant
desk (if he does, please don't be
grudge it to him). He doesn't
have a corps of expensive assist
ants, but in spite of these lacks,
he does give you a newspaper re
plete with the friendly news of
your community and abounding
with wisdom and good, old-fashioned
horse-sense on his editorial
My hat, even as yours should
be, is doffed to him.
Why not drop in on him some
day soon and express your grat
itude for the service he is render
ing? A pat on the back never has
hurt anyone; editors especially
Mrs. E. E. Gilliam is in Port- CARD OF THANKS
land this week attending a hard-1 To all the friends and neigh
ware convention. bors who remembered mn with
Mr and Mrs. James Barratt flowers, cards, and personal calls
r4n,.n tltnn I tii.iu in ,1... 1
and daughter are here from cor
vallis to visit Judge and Mrs. J.
G. Barratt and Mr. and Mrs. D.
rtnrinrr the limp I WH In V,....
pital, I want to express my sin
Mrs. Harry T. O'Donnell, Sr.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November
18, 1897. Consolidated Feb. 15,
Published every Thursday and
entered at the Post Office at
Heppner, Oregon, as second
Subscription price, $3.00 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Here is a T"" who knows what's what.
Ha doesn't gamble with bis health or the
health of bis family.
He knows that tuberculosis strikes without
warning. He knows that people all too often
hare TB and aren't aware of it until it has
progressed so far that it fa difficult, if not
impossible, to cure meanwhile they are a
source of greet danger to their families.
He doesn't intend to let it happen to him.
He is checking his chest with an X-ray.
That is what every thinking man and woman
should do. That is what you Bhould do.
Remember early TB can be cured. When
the disease has taken hold, it takes longer to
cure, costs more to cure.
And some people are not cured. They die.
tyift5cHICK YOUR CHESTTGIT AN'X-RAYj
FREE X-RAY - - Sept. 6-7-8
SPACE FOR THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS CONTRIBUTED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY
HEPPNER LUMBER COMPANY
Charles McElligott, wheat far
mer of the Liberty district, was
transacting business in Heppner
Monday. Mr. McElligott reports
that harvest has been over for
some two weeks at his farm and
that his crop, while not so good
as it has been during the past
few years, had a good average
considering the dryness of the
that employees at the hospital
were given notice, before the visit
of the board of control, that ev
erything be placed in order. She
also testified that patients com
mented most favorably on the
meal served that noon"
READER INTEREST HIGH
State Librarian Eleanor Steph
ens and four department heads of
the state library are attending the
western regional conference of
the American library association
that opened Sunday for a five-day
session at Vancouver, B.C. Reports
covering the district indicate a
steady gain for the past year In
demand for reading matter with
technical books showing steadi
to keep out moisture
A Product of
Standard of California
Here's a grease that's
Chassis Grease resists
dust, water, heat and
cold as it lubricates. It
stays put on spring
shackles, bolts, steering
knuckles and all chassis
bearings. And it's so
easy to apply!
L. E. DICK
Under New Management
Special Chicken or Steak Dinners
Open from 6 a. m. to 1 0 p. m.
ELDON MADDEN, Owner
Western Style Slack Suits $11.95
Sizes 12 to 18
Regular Style Stack, $13.95
Also Separate Slacks $7.95
r in Strutter Cloth r vtf
Gabardine Shirtmaker $5-95
Long-sleeve blouses in assorted colors V " v
New Fall Suits and
Coats now in stock
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of Electrical Work
New and Repair
Shop phone 2253 at Willow &
Chase Streets. Krs. 1'hone 2512
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
By Day or Contract
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. In Legion Hall
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
A. D.McMurdo, M.D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Saw Filing r
O. M. YEAGER'S
Turner, Van Marter
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
Cniinril Meete I"lr.t Monday
tOUnCII Each Month
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office In Ptn Building- '
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bank Bldg.
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley & Coast.
Income Tax Returns
Pnnrf Meet! Flrnt Wodnneday
XUUII of Enon Mmltn
Oonnty Jnigt Olfloe Hourol
Monday, Wodnuday, Friday 8 e,ra.
to S p.m.
Tneiday, Thanday, Saturday Fore,
RICHARD J. O'SHEA, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
2 Church Street
DR. I. D. PALMER Dentist
Rms. 11-12 1st Nat. Bank Bldg.
Ph.: Office 783, Home D32
Heppner: Monday, Tuesday.
Arlington: Wed. and Thurs.