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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 22, 1949
NATION A I IDITOIIAl
With inventors and manufacturers striving
constantly to attain greater travel speed, there is
little satisfaction in trying to control traffic on
the highways through the medium of established
maximum speeds. Modern motor cars are built
for speed and it is the tendency of most drivers
to put their vehicles to the test. With so many
cars and so much speed accidents are bound to
In the case of Sunday morning's accident at
the site of the Heppner Lumber company, where
it was a miracle that four lives were not snuffed
out, enforcement officers look upon the occurrence
as reason for a temporary halt to fast driving.
It may serve to remind other drivers that the
same kind of results, or perhaps worse, could
happen to them and this may cause a certain
amount of caution to prevail.. But the cautious
attitude will not prevail for long. Like the fa
miliar expression: "A scolding doesn't hurt and a
licking doesn't last long," the majority of us go
on our way, automotively speaking, and try to
break all records for shortening time of travel
between two given points.
Occasionally there are unavoidable accidents,
something happens on the road over which the
driver or drivers have no control, such as a cow
or horse showing up unexpectedly on the high
way, or a car cutting in from a side road. Careful,
alert drivers usually have hazards of this nature
in mind and are able to avoid accidents by being
prepared for them. It is the less cautious speed
ster taking chances that are uncalled for and
decidedly unnecessary who rushes headlong Into
disaster, not only Jeopardizing his own chances of
obtaining the "three-score-and ten" average, but
virtually criminally WTecking the chances of
others to reach the same goal.
It might be a good thing to issue drivers'
licenses on an IQ test Most certainly the states
would lose a large amount of revenue, but it
might reduce the hazards on the highways.
While on the subject of highway accidents, the
wreck in question brings forcibly to mind the
advisability of obtaining earliest possible delivery
of the VFW-sponsored ambulance. There were
three people whose lives hung in the balance.
There was one single patient ambulance In the
community, for which we can be truly thankful,
but the larger machine would have been highly
acceptable Sunday morning.
Even if our own hospital had been in operation
there still would have been need for "the larger
ambulance. And besides, equipped as it will be
for emergencies, first aid measures can be ad
ministered more expertly.
It should not be necessary for the sponsors to
make further appeal for the funds required to
complete payments on the ambulance. It is a
service that is needed and something we must
have as an adjunct to the hospital. You may
never need the service of the ambulance but your
donation, however small, will help provide that
service for a friend or someone who could not
otherwise enjoy such a privilege.
This newspaper will consider it a great priv
ilege to publish a long list of donors next week.
What About Housing?
For the past seven years, to the writer's inti
mate knowledge, there has been an urgent de
mand for housing in Heppner. It was acute all
during the war and is still acute, even to the
point of embarrassment People are seeking
places to live here every day and some of them,
owning their own trailer houses, have difficulty in
finding spots to park them.
This situation may be a good setup for the
owners of the limited housing facilities that are
for rent but it is not the right setup for renters,
and, for that matter, the town.
Newcomers are still pouring into the northwest
states and Oregon is getting its full share. Al
most every community is feeling the impact of
thfs increase in population. Homeseekers are
crowding the coast area, the Willamette valley,
the irrigated districts of Eastern Oregon faster
than housing can be provided. Naturally some
of them drift into less industrialized centers with
the thought in mind that they may obtain work
and, what is more important to them, a place to
There is no reason to believe that this influx
will cease in the immediate future. It may di
minish some level off, as it were but indica
tions point to a growth in the west that will
eventually offset the heavily populated east It
is not a temporary transition but something upon
which plans for the future may be laid with a
feeling of permanency.
Many new houses have been built here in re
cent years and many more are planned, but that
will not meet the requirements. There is a lack
of renting property which can be remedied only
by concerted effort. At the present time there are
eleven or twelve families already resident here
who are faced with the necessity of moving. Their
plight will be desperate if ejection papers are
served and the order enforced. The heads of
these families are gainfully employed but appar
ently not in a position to buy lots and put up
their own houses, although able to pay a fair
rental. If they leave here there will be others to
take their places and the situation will not be
improved. If permitted to occupy their present
quarters until spring they will still be faced with
finding housing. These approximate dozen fam
ilies constitute a nucleus for a housing project
and it is safe to predict that a unit of twice that
number of houses would be spoken for before any
of them could be finished.
30 YEARS AGO
Sept 25. 1919
Born in lone on Sept 18 to
Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Walker a
A daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Alvin Casebeer on Sept.
18 at the farm home in Sand
Heppner will have a Chautau
qua next year. The contract, call
ing for six days of high class
entertainment was signed by 34
business men and the West Coast
Chautauqua association's repre
sentative. Following a paralytic Stroke
which James H. Wyland suf
fered while riding his horse near
Parkers mill last Saturday, death
claimed another prominent pio
neer stockman last Tuesday at
his home in Hardman.
Ben O. Anderson and Miss
Hannah Bergstrom, both of the
Eight Mile country were mar
ried at the Federated parsonage
in this city last Saturday.
Frank Munkers and wife were
in the city Monday in company
with Wm. M. Stauffer of Hood
River and while here closed a
deal for the Stauffer wheat
ranch on Social Ridge.
Mrs. Minnie Leach and E. D.
McMillan were married at Lex
ington last Friday evening.
Born in this city on iriaay,
Sept. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Percy
Cox, a daughter.
Mrs. Ed Chinn returned to her
home in Heppner Sunday after
being in Portland for a couple
Edward LeZinka, prominent
stockman of the Ukiah country
was a visitor in Heppner last
Harry Cummings was display
ng this week some apples which
?rnw in his orchard. One of
them, the Alexander and as fine
grained as a Gravenstein, meas
ures 14 inches n circumference.
It is a red apple and makes good
Included among the young
people leaving this week for col
lege are Max Rogers, Kenneth
Binns, Helen Barratt and Garnet
Rarratt who will attend Oregon
Agricultural college at Corvallis.
E. J. Merrill, justice oi me
peace at Hardman and Gilbert
Coats, well known retired wheat
farmer of the same area were
business visitors in Heppner last
AMERICANA AT WORK publicans. They are doing a big
No federal handouts for the job on their own. building a
farmers of the lower Santiam great protective dike to protect
river in the center of the Willa- their rich alluvial lands from
mette valley. They must be re- floods an derosion.
Protect Yourself And Children
Stop at all school crossings
and give children the
right-of-way. If yon don't
top, there may be an
accident. You might become
involved in a costly dam
age suit or tub)ect to crim
inal prosecution. Whafs
worse, a child mar lose his
life or his happiness.
See us for all types of
C A. RUGGLES
Blaine E. Isom Insurance Agency
Phone 723 Heppner
Charles Buchanan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie Buchanan has
received his GI papers enrolling
him in business college in Baker.
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
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O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
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LIMITED TIME ONLi
Portlanders Have Easy Access
To Beauties of St. Helens Area
Beauty of Mt. St. Helens, reflected in Spirit lake. Ii captured in thli photo by euthot.
T! t I cnTKlen.atloTi of mot:rlolt artfclt
ippearlng In The Sutiday Orejonlan Septem
ber 4. one of a tenpi iponsored by The Ore
ronl&n au4 Um Oregon Sute Motor uto
eutlon. BY HERB PENNY
SUff Writer, The Oreeonlui
A week end trip for many
Portlanders means many hours
of speeding along crowded
highways with very little time
for relaxation and enjoyment.
Shorter trips to recreation areas
close to the city give a greater
chance for a refreshing week
end and offer Just as much sport
and woodsland atmosphere.
One such trip is to the Spirit
lake recreation area just north
of the towering, white mass of
Mt. St. Helens in northern
Skamania county, Washington.
Only a 95-mile drive from Port
land, the trip is ideal for a week
end, but may also be comfort
ably encompassed in a one-day
The lake is situated at the
northern base of Mt. St. Helens
in an area of towering firs and
hemlocks, forest trails, camp
tdtes and streams, and reflects
the majestic beauty of the snow
capped mountains on its blue
Heading for the lake recently
tn the Oregon State Motor asso
ciation's white motorlog car. we
traveled north from Vancouver
on highway 99 through Wood
Itnd and Kelso to Castle Rock,
where we turned right on Wash
ington state highway 1-R. which
goes east 40 miles to the lake.
Lilies Border Lake
Ten miles along the road we
-ame to Silver lake, a well
known fishing spot. This lake
Is only in the foothills of the
mountains and close by are sev
eral burned areas. The borders
of the lake are encroached bj
masses of water lilies.
The road crosses the soutl
fork of the Toutle river and. a
few miles farther on, the north
Along the highway we noticed
several tree farms of the Weyer
haeuser Timber company, part
of the company's project for sus
tained yield logging Areas that
had been clean-cut contrasted
with the forests on the tree
farms. At some of the farms
were picnic grounds and tables.
One mile from the lake we
came to Spirit Lake lodge Pre
viously hidden by the timber,
the mountain now was visible,
looming close to the highway.
We soon reached the lake where
boats were landing near St.
Helens lodge, run by Harry Tru
man, no relation, we discovered,
to the president.
The road runs only on the
south side of the lake with the
mountain still farther south, so
that no view of Mt. St. Helens
was possible from the road. We
drove a few hundred yards to
the Spirit lake forest camp and
Jack Nelson's landing.
Camp Area Popular
Several families had pitched
tents at the camp by the lake
shore, and others, who had come
just for the day. were eating
picnic lunches around the camp
tables. With several such camps
located in the recreational area
the lake has become an excel
lent spot for such one-day pic
nics.. We cranked the arm of a
country telephone and called
to Jack Nelson, who came over
in his inboard motorboat. the
Tressa With this boat and a sec
cond, the Ruby Nelson main
tains a ferry service foi those
wishing to rra? tin lake the
easy way to his lotfpe nnd ramp
at Harrrom Fr.l's a: r) to the
trails leadine to CRnipinn and
This is rugged country, ac
cording to Nelson, who hai
spent 22 years at the lake. The
only access to the north shore
is by trail or boat, and the true
beauty of the area cannot truly
be seen until one has made the
journey across the lake.
Peak Forms Backdrop
We spent the night In rustic
cabin by the lake shore. From
the front porch of the cabin
was a magnificent view of the
lake and forest with Mt. St.
Helens as a backdrop
The next morning we took
a walk along one of the lake
side trails. After breakfast w
returned to the other side of the
lake and drove the motorlog car
along a forest road to Timber
line camp at the very base o)
the mountain. Here, at a forest
camp where the last timbei
reaches up the slope, every de
tail of the mountain's beauty
On our return to the lake we
visited the ranger station and
were told of other attractions
of the area, including trails tc
Meta lake for fishing and ovet
Bear pass to the lake countr)
pear Mt Margaret.
On our rejurn trip to Port
land, when we reached Wood
land, we turned from highway
99 and drove 11 miles on state
highway 1-S to Ariel dam On
the way along the winding rose
by the Lewis river we saw boat;
with fishermen trying theii
At Ariel dam. which ha?
formed the tenMil. 12-milo
long Lake Merwin we found
a picnic and swimming area
equipped wilh floats and divine
boards, provided for the nublir
b the Pacific Pi-wer and Light
company This spot so close to
the city, is a favorite plact
for Portlanders taking onc-dav
PROJECT LEADERS TRAINED
All of the extension units in
Morrow county were represented
at the leader training meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 20 held at the
Church of Christ. Here Miss Ma
bel Wilson, extension agent, de
monstrated several seam finish
es, assembling operations, press
ing technique and shrinking of
woolens, with the lay women
who will be giving a similar
meeting to their own community
groups during October..After dis
cussing methods of presentation
each woman made a new piped
buttonhole as part of her learn
ing experience. The 12 women at
tending were Mrs. Omer Reit
mann.Mrs. Mabel Cotter, Mrs.
Noel Dobyns, lone; Mrs. B. B.
Burnstad, Mrs. Harold Wright,
Mrs. Bill Privett, Mrs. John Gra
ves, Mrs. Jerry Brosnan, Mrs.
Marjorie Craber, Heppner; Mrs.
Johanna Ballard, Mrs. Paul Slau
ghter, Trrigon; Mrs. W. E. Gar
New bulletins are available at
the county agent's office on Tex-
tie Painting, Rolls and Breads
from Sweet Dough, Seafoods in
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Good Health, and Use of the Sew
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N. P. BAILEY
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You know it is just right ... the new fall
shades red, fawn, green, imperial blue
Coats and Slip-ons in Nylo Fleece
and All Wools ranging in prices
6.95 7.95 10.95 11.95
Anderson Sk Wilson
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. Res. Phone 2542
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
By Day or Contract
Phone US I
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
J. 0. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches. Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor oi Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd 4 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
Saw Filing &
O. M. YEAGER'S
A. D.McMurdo, M.D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Turner, Van Marter
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Dr. J. D. Palmer
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg.
Phones: Office 783, Home 932
Cminril Mo,tl rlr,t ondx
WUUrilll Ench Month
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Offlo In Petn Banding-
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
Pntf Mcetl Tint Wsdnagrlny
vuu" of Eoh Month
County Jndff Olflo Honnl
Monday, Wadnnday, Friday a,m.
to 5 p.m.
Tueaday, Thnraday, Saturday Fora.
RICHARD J. O'SHEA, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
2 Church Street
DR. J. D. PALMER Dentist
Rms. 11-12 1st Nat Bank Bldg.
Ph.! Office 783, Home 932
Heppner: Monday, Tuesday,
Arlington: Wed. and Thurs.