II Page 2 Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 22, 1949 EDITORIAL In PlIlltlE II riuiM NATION A I IDITOIIAl vv' Assoc-nmciN 3LJ Temporary Checkmate 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 happen. 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 live. 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 son. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Casebeer on Sept. 18 at the farm home in Sand Hollow. 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 of weeks. Edward LeZinka, prominent stockman of the Ukiah country was a visitor in Heppner last Wednesday. 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 eating. 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 Monday. 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 INSURANCE 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. HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES The Heppner Gazette, established March 30, 1883. The Heppner Times, established November 18, 1897. Consolidated Feb. 15, 1912. Published every Thursday and entered at the Post Office at Heppner, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription price, $3.00 a year; single copies, 10c. O. G. CRAWFORD Publisher and Editor ANNUAL HALF-PRICE SALE Dorothy Gray Cleansing Creams Regularly . . . . $2 Jj each Regular H size now '2 DRY-SKIN CLEANSER (Cream 683) SALON COLD CREAM (for normal or young ikin) CLEANSING CREAM (liquefying) (for oily din) 13.50 size for 2 AH prioa pUu tan LIMITED TIME ONLi Saager's Pharmacy Portlanders Have Easy Access To Beauties of St. Helens Area pit V a3n 11. J-W"-- 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 trip. 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 surface. 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 fork. 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 fishing spots 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 was visible 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 luck. 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 trips ' HOME EXTENSION 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 ner, Boardman. New bulletins are available at the county agent's office on Tex- tie Painting, Rolls and Breads from Sweet Dough, Seafoods in Your Meals , Good Weight for Good Health, and Use of the Sew ing Machine Attachments, They may be had fr the asking, 1 MW"- ' iss-:;:- A l ! (T) J i f Rjj ' i Here you'll find the ffirrsj s particular pattern to suit your I V. X ,aSle l1crfec,,y for each of ' ' I the famed Gorham Sterling ff ' ' 5 V' wjjV designs is authentically styled, 'rZr""" I Vx iSk. " S aHn'oned to exacting stand- r'S'"' H ?5"-Vv'" ar,,s Gorham craftsmen in ,;:;SJzrim ' yJ silver. Come in and let us help '"""'"-Urll ' ''SSeJ select your pattern! Mf fJ T " Pricei thown an far on 6-piec - 1 , place-Kiting, Fed. Taxinclu S tr '-I. P Krux1 oei0 J . C,0 VV&VU J9 IMH m&0 nut)i MAiKliSgrjt! Announcement I am representative for the Builders Supply Company of Portland Save Money on BUILDING MATERIALS See me for prices N. P. BAILEY When its a Sweater - - By - 7 You know it is just right ... the new fall shades red, fawn, green, imperial blue and mauve. Coats and Slip-ons in Nylo Fleece and All Wools ranging in prices 6.95 7.95 10.95 11.95 Anderson Sk Wilson Women's Apparal PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY JOS. J. NYS ATTORNEY AT LAW Peters Bldg., Willow Street Heppner, Oregon 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 Phone 173 Hotel Heppner Building Heppner, Oregon Carpentry and Cement Work By Day or Contract Bruce Bothwell Phone US I P. W. MAHONEY ATTORNEY AT LAW General Insurance Heppner Hotel Building Willow Street Entrance J. 0. PETERSON Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods Watches. Clocks, Diamonds Expert Watch & Jewelry Repairing Heppner, Oregon Jack A. Woodhall Doctor oi Dental Medicine Office First Floor Bank Bldg. Phone 2342 Heppner Veterans of Foreign Wars Meetings 2nd 4 4th Mondays at 8:00 p.m. In Legion Hall Dr. L. D. Tibbies OSTEOPATHIC Physician & Surgeon First National Bank Building Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492 Saw Filing & Picture Framing O. M. YEAGER'S SERVICE STORE A. D.McMurdo, M.D. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Trained Nurse Assistant Office in Masonic Building Heppner, Oregon Turner, Van Marter and Company GENERAL INSURANCE Dr. C. C. Dunham CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Office No. 4 Center St. House Cals Made Home Phone 2583 Office 2572 Phelps Funeral Home Licensed Funeral Directors Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon C. A. RUGGLES Representing Blaine E. Isom Insurance Agency Phone 723 Heppner, Ore. r- Dr. J. D. Palmer DENTIST Office upstairs Rooms 11-12 First National Bank Bldg. Phones: Office 783, Home 932 Heppner, Oregon Heppner City Cminril Mo,tl rlr,t ondx WUUrilll Ench Month Citizens having matters for discussion, please bring them before the Council. Phone 2572 Morrow County Abstract & Title Co. mo. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE TITLE INSURANCE Offlo In Petn Banding- N. D. BAILEY Cabinet Shop Lawn Mowers 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. Hinkle REAL ESTATE Farms, Buslnes, Income Prop, erty. Trades for Valley & Coast. Income Tax Returns Arlington, Oregon Morrow County 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. 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.