V Page 2 Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 1, 1949 EDITORIAL NATIONAL DITOIIAl Nothing To Be Gained The coming of the railroad marked the tran sition from ox-cart transportation to the modern day transportation system upon which the devel opment of the west has been built. In Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon and Washington the extension of rails into the then virgin territoiy heralded the building of homes, industries, the entire economy of the present day, and the foundation for the future. It is recognized that the Union Pacific has al ways maintained its obligation to provide this territory with the best transportation facilities possible. Because much of this area has been serv ed exclusively by the Union Pacific, the manage ment of this railroad has taken unto itself the responsibility to build its services and facilities equal to and usually beyond requirements of the territory it serves. This is practical railroading because development of the Union Pacific has been and always will be closely linked to the de velopment of these western states it serves. Now comes the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad, its lines and services confined to Colo rado, New Mexico and Utah, with an application to the Interstate Commerce commission to compel establishment of joint rates via its line between Ogden and Colorado junctions on traffic moving to and from this local Union Pacific territory. In cold analysis, this is nothing more than an at tempt to invade the territory built up and served exclusively by the Union Pacific through the years by investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in providing facilities, equipment and service; and to raid the Union Pacific's traffic and revenues. There is no complaint on Union Pacific service. The Rio Grande proposal would not improve ser vice. The Rio Grande acknowledges it would not reduce rates under those already in effect on the Union Pacific. Present rates are reasonable and do not require modification. Routing of traffic via the D&-RGW via Ogden would be longer, slower, and would constitute an unnecessary and wasteful transportation practice, Union Pacific officials point out. The Rio Grande proposal would be of no added benefit whatever to shippers or receivers. It is well known that the Union Pacific or any other railroad is dependent largely upon traffic from the territory it serves for the revenue neces sary to the maintenance of the kind of service it provides and which is so necessary to the continu ing development of the area. At present traffic from Northern Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia moves on the Union Pacific main lines through Wyoming, Col orado, Nebraska and Kansas on the shortest, fast- est and most economical route. The desire of the D&RGW is an attempt to break down the Union Pacific's ability to serve. It is unwarranted and unnecessary. The real effect would be to take from the Union Pacific its recog. nized long haul reward for past expenditures in developing communities and providing service to the home territory. There would be no contribution whatever by D&RGW to the development or main tenance of the territory' in equipment, facilities, taxes, and payrolls. The Rio Grande has nothing to offer other than a solicitation campaign. Fair and rodeo time is almost upon us. Cloist ered as we are in the far corner of the back shop, it has not been possible to get out and see the progress made at the fair grounds where a small crew of men is working feverishly to have every thing in readiness for the opening next Thursday, but we think their efforts should be recognized by generous support of the business people and citi zens in general of Heppner. If the fair is worth having it is worth supporting and if the right support is given it will grow to become the most i incapacitated. DEPENDENT CHIDHEN DESERTED No one will refute the tact that hungry ill-cared-for children al most Invariably become embitter ed against the laws of society and the government Yet the 1949 leg islature ordered a 13 per cent cut in aid for dependent children. However, as the facts were pre sented to the lawmakers at the time of the enactment of the law, they should not be censured for the move. Resolutions deploring the ef fects of the law are arriving at the welfare departments. Princi pal criticism is that all the cut was made on dependent families and none on aid to the blind and old age assistance. A smaller cut all around would not have been so keenly felt. Conditions are often too pitiful to pass under the name of civili zation, in families where the mo ther is left as head of the house hold by death or desertion or where the father is physically important civic function we have. But it can't be expected that a few men and women will work their heads off, so to speak, year after year with out words of encouragement and a generous amount of physical support from the local people. Our fair will be only as good as we will to make it. If we are not interested in having this annual exhibition the best way to kill it is just to con tinue to show lack of interest. It won't last much longer. On the other hand, we believe a majority of the people want the fair and there will be enough support to make it worthwhile, even if the support comes from sources other than the immediate locale of the exhibition grounds. Somebody, or several somebodies, with a lack of sense about the fitness of things, broke out with a rash of vandalism Saturday evening and left their marks in places that make the acts dou bly reprehensible. It is not that any great dam age was done in either place, but the spirit in which it was done shows a lack of respect and inability on the part of the culprits to understand that their acts reflect upon themselves and not upon the properties subjected to their disdain for decency. A few dollars will replace the cover on the archery target at the Episcopal church, and no damage was done to the Catholic church with the leaving of a number of beer bottles on the entry steps. The real damage was done to the reputations of the culprits. 30 YEARS AG September 4, 1919 Mrs. J. F. Lucas returned from Portland Wednesday after going down with her daughter Lovelle who will attend school there this winter. H. V. Gates president of the Heppner Light 4 Water company, has been spending a few days in the city on business. Heppner's first French war bride arrived this week when Mr. and Mrs. Will Morgan and their infant son came in Tuesday. Mr. Morgan saw two years of service in France in the aviation branch. Several large realty deals were closed during the past week. The Paul Webb ranch in the Rhea Creek section consis'ing of 4580 acres was purchased by D. O Justus and his son Nels. Molla- han brothers purchased the Stan stra ranch on Balm Fork. C. A. Minor and George Krebs purchas ed the Osborn ranch near Cecil. Lee Padberg of lone and George Bleakman of Hardman both coun ty commissioners, were in Hepp ner on Wednesday to attend reg ular monthly meeting of county court. Light showers of the past week broke Morrow county's longest drought on record. It scarcely set tled the dust in Heppner but in the west side of the county it was heavier. The city has received another carload of cinders and the same will be placed on Center and Bal timore streets. During the past few weeks all of Heppner's bridges have been repaired and put in shape to car ry heavy traffic. Some of these HI m field ranch on Rhea Creek, better bridges had been closed to heavy known as the Penland ranch. C. I traffic because of their weakened A. Minor has bought the Dyk- 1 condition. the development of our national resources, by such means as soil conservation, reforestation, the utilization of our water resources and the development of great wa terways like the St. Lawrence Seaway." (President Truman, Oc tober 13, 98, Superior, Wis.) So far, no action yet in either house on St. Lawrence Seaway or Columbia Valley development "With a Democrat president and a Democrat congress we will be unified for the expansion of social security, the improve ment of our educational system and the expansion of medical aid." (President Truman, October 13, 1948, St. Paul, Minn.) Social security expansion is still in a house committee and no action has been taken in the senate. A federal-aid-to-education bill passed the senate back in May, but is hopelessly bogged down in the house. The socialized medicine, or health program, is still languish ing in committees. "Our determination to attain the goal of equal rights and equ al opportunity must be resolute and unwavering. For my part, I Health For All TB AND DANGER SIGNALS People who refuse to "keep tabs" on their health with regu lar physical examinations, even chamber 0f commerce. By CHARLES L. ECEN'ROAD Washington, D. C. Lest We forget! "Give us a Democrat congress and we will take action against monopoly." President Truman promised it on September 30, 1948, in Louis ville, Ky. The 81st congress, af ter seven months, has taken no action whatever on anti monop oly legislation. There wasn't even a Small Business committee set up In the senate until recently. On October 29, 1948, in Yonkers, N. Y., Mr. Truman thundered: "If you want to repeal the Taft -Hartley Act, then you had better go to the polls next Tuesday and vote the Democratic ticket straight." A Democrat senate has refused to reM'al the act and the Demo crat house hasn't yet taken up JnlPnd t0 keep movIng toward '" " S"1"""" J'' A-J ,hi .,l ,th , f si net- failed months ago. "We favor legislation assuring that the workers of our nation receive equal pay for equal work regardless of ex." (Democrat pUiform.) No action In either house on such legislation. "We Intend to go forward with strength and determination I have." (President Truman, Octo ber 29, 1948, Harlem, N. Y.) An anti lynching bill is in a house committee; and an anti poll tax bill passed the house but administration leaders in the Se nate have refused to put It to a though they are well, are unwise. But those who ignore definite sig nals that something is wrong take a foolish chance and invite serious illness and even death. During summer months, people who seem tired all the time, lose weight, and never seem hungry at mealtime frequently blame the summer heat and insist there is nothing they can do about it. It's true that intense heat and humi dity can interfere with "pep" and appetite, but the loss of energy can also be the sign of such a se rious disease as tuberculosis. Tuberculosis has no obvious symptoms when it first strikes, but is frequently accompanied by latigue, Ipss of appetite and loss of weight. Hence, while a person who has complaints is busy bla ming it all on the weather, he (may be losing valuable time in fighting his disease. There are other danger signals of tuberculosis, which usually come later, including a cough that hangs on, pain in the chest, and spitting up of blood. When these accompany fatigue and poor appetite, tuberculosis may have taken serious hold If people would get chest x-rays regularly at least once a year tuberculosis could be found in an early stage, before it became more advanced and more difficult to cure. Hot summer days are frequent ly responsible for bringing out the lazy streak' in us. The wea ther might be responsible for ma king a perso nfeel "dragged out" all the time and again it may not. But a constant feeling of ex haustion might mean tuberculo sis. Those who suffer from such fatigue should see the doctor promptly and find out what is wrong. Welfare departments have care fully rescreened cases now exist ing and find there is greater need in many instances than in the earlier months of the year. When winter comes there are bound to be new cases requiring care but no funds are available. The children, if not cared for, soon become delinquents. POLITICAL CONFLAB- 'The gentleman from way flown south in Oregon," this epi gram may soon be addressed to the president of the U. S. senate, if the pronouncement of a federal soothsayer here at the capital comes true. "Oregon has gone democratic and nobody knows it not even the democrats themselves. This state is in the 'solid south' col umn. It's all settled but the for mality of the election. Why? The republicans can't be jarred to the realization that the state (the state ticket) could go democrat ic," says the political fortune tel ler. It all sounds like something hanging over from the dog days to those who do not know that he has an uncanny way of winning many political bets. FARM BUREAU TO CAPITAL The moving of the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation from Milton to Salem this week was celebrated with a progress caravan of chts and trucks carrying equipment and staff of men. Welcome cere monies led by mayors and cham ber of commerce officials along the route reflected the spirit of the purposes of the organization. Governor McKay welcomed the caravan at the conclusion of the trip. The federation will be located in the same building as the Salem A cam- GOVERNOR GIVES PEP TALK Governor Douglas McKay en dorsed Saturday what he said pro bably was the most ambitious program ever proposed for Ore gon soil conservation, including a ceaseless war against erosion, w ith a 00 percent increase in soil conservation district activities within the next 2- months. The governor has asked heads of state departments concerned with natural resources to dovetail their operations with conservation districts, ''where and whenever feasible." BOARD OF CONTROL A construction operation speed up at the state penitent ia"y was demanded by the state board of control sitting in a special execu tive meeting Thursday. The board offered to secure architectural and engineering assistance for construction of a proposed new cell block authorized by the 1949 legislature. Warden George Alexander de clined the offer, saying the regu lar prison staff will be able to handle the project as they have done a good job with a similar cell block nearing completion. Working specifications for the proposed cell block, to cost an estimated $1,000,000, will be pre. sented to the board this week, Alexander said. RECENT LEGAL OPINIONS Real property of a municipal corporation held by taxable per sons under lease executed prior to July 5, 1947, is subject to taxation for the fiscal year 1949-1950 . . . School districts are applicable to the so-called fair employment practices act of the 1949 legisla ture, provided they have the re ouisite number of teachers em ployed. The decision was based on the tact that tney are not in cluded within the exemption pro visions ot the statute . . . Nurses need not be licensed under the "healing art" law as nursing is not a healing art ... A retirea - circuit judge may receive the in creased retirement benefits pro vided by the 1949 legislature even though he retired prior to enact ment of the law . . . Medical and surgical treatment for visually handicapped persons as prescrib ed by Oregon law and amended by the 1949 legislature, is avail able to such persons of all ages. Flowers for all occasions in season or special MARY VAN'S FLOWER SHOP "OUT WHERE THE WEST BEGINS... TUNER DELAYED Marc M. Saunders, piano tuner of Walla Walla, writes this paper to report that he has been de layed In making his advertised visit to Heppner, but he plans to be here shortly. passed the house April 4, but there has been no action In the senate. Finally a far! employ ment practices bill is tied up In the house committee. ''We need controls on infla tion. A Democrat congress will give us these controls," (Presi dent Truman, October 23, 1948, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) paign will start soon, said Presi dent Lowell Steen, to back up the governors of western states in their fight against the Columbia River administration power de velopment scheme. OREGON DRIVERS IMPROVING While the motor vehicle drivers of the rest of the nation are "step ping on the gas" more and more Oregon drivers are holding down to normal speeds, says Secretary of State Earl T. Newbry, who quotes figures from a national speed study. The study found that the average motor vehicle travel ed at a speed of 47.7 miles per hour in 1918, the 1946 rate was 45.2. In the same itme Oregon ve hicles reduced their speed from 50.1 to 46.8 miles per hour. National highway reports re veal that 92 per cent of Oregon's passenger vehicles exceed 35 miles per hour, 59 per cent exceed 45 mph and 21 per cent topped the 55 mile per hour designated speed. REGISTER WAR TROPHIES Several accidents caused by ex ploding war trophies recently has caused the bureau of internal re venue to prepare a new bulletin notifying the public of the re quired registration of certain types of firearms that, in many instances, were sent or brought home as war trophies. It is man datory that firearms of automatic type must be registered unless they have been cleared by certifi cation by a commanding officer, ft is illegal to transfer arms of this type except by payment of 1he $200 tax, unless the firearms have been rendered unservice able. , Penalty for violation of the act is a fine up to $2000 or imprison ment up to five years or both fine and imprisonment. Driving . . walking or riding . , you do oil three in comfort and style when you wear Hyer Boots Come in and try on a pair today) We have 69 different Styles to choose from GONTY'S Don't Wait Until Our Community Is Attacked by HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES The Heppner Gazette, established March 30, 1883. 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Heppner City Cnnnril eeti Flrt Monday OUnCII Each Month Citizens having mailers for discussion, please bring them before the Council. Phone 2572 Dr. J. D. Palmer DENTIST Office upstairs Rooms 1112 First National Bank Bldg. Phones: Office 783, Home 932 Heppner, Oregon Morrow County Abstract & Title Co. INC. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE TITLE INSURANCE Ofllca In Feten Building N. D. BAILEY Cabinet Shop Lawn Mowors Sharpened Sewing Machines Repaired Phone 1485 for appointment or call at shop. RALPH E.CURRIN ATTORNEY AT LAW First National Bank Bldg. Phone 2632 Walter B. H inkle REAL ESTATE Farms, Busines, Income Prop erty. Trades for Valley & Coast. Income Tax Returns Arlington, Oregon Morrow County tmirf Meet-l first Wodneltday WUUrr ot i,nch Month Oonnty Jml-e Off!c Honm Monday, Wedneiday, Friday B a.m. to 6 p.m. Tttuday, Thursday, Saturday Fora non only RICHARD J. O'SHEA, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 2 Church Street Telephone 1152 DR. J. D. PALMER Dentist Rms. 11-12 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Ph.: Office 783, Home 932 Heppner: Monday, Tuesday. Friday, Saturday. Arlington: Wed. and Thurs. vote. An anti segregation bill Ah, yen, lest we forget!