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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, November 3, 1949
Hallowe'en Minus Vondolism
Heppner has passed through two Hallowe'ens
without more than minor reminders of the occa
sion. Why? You may ask. Because preparations
were made in advance to entertain the young
people give them something to do that has no
relation to vandalism.
Not only is this a commendable project on the
part of the Soioptimist club and others interested
In the movement but the spirit in which the young
people have received this action in their behalf is
worthy of praise and decidedly worthy of emula
tion in other places.
It is reported that the high school party Mon
day evening was a great success. The same re
ports come from the church parties, where the
small fry dwelt for a time in company w ith witches
and hobgoblins and feasted on cider and dough
nuts, forgetting about soaping w indows or swiping
the neighbor s gate.
Unfortunately, not all of the town's youngsters
attended the parties and some of these, disdaining
that type of entertainment, sought to amuse them
selves in the manner that has been falsely accept
ed as legal throughout the years. For that reason,
the record here could not be kept clear, but there
were no depredations reported to the authorities
and the most notable evidence w as the soaping of
windows and some gate swiping. To these unfor
tunate possessors of a lack of the fitness of things
w e would suggest that they talk to the high school
people w ho attended the open air party on upper
Willow creek and to the little folk who enjoyed
themselves at the parties in town. It is safe to
wager that a strong majority of them had no re
grets about not being out making themselves
Who's Purging Whom?
Strong evidence of high handed politics is seen
in the movement originating in the inner circle of
the state grange to purge certain state represent
atives who failed to follow the government owner
ship pattern advocated and feverishly promoted
by State Grange Master Morton Tompkins and his
satellites. It is just possible that the 'Twenty
two Club" members, as many of them as desire
to be re-elected, will return to the legislative halls
in 1951 unless there is a change of sentiment
among the subordinate granges by the time the
political pot begins to boil.
Typical of the action taken by several Pomona
granges of the state in recent months, the Mor
row County Pomona in sessions at Willows Grange
hall in lone October 29 went on record as not
favoring the action taken by the state gTange.
The vote was unanimous This clarifies the posi
tion of the local grangers relative to the action
of the state grange master and his teammates in
attempting to control the legislative assembly.
Had there been legislation vital to the grangers
which was mishandled by the legislature they
might have taken a different attitude, but since
it was pet meusures of the federal administration
which the Tompkins crowd was attempting to in
corporate into the laws of the state of Oregon
lindirectly, mind you), the local grangers were
not inclined to stand by and see their own repre
sentative and neighbor made a victim of the
The subordinate granges have within them
selves the power to put a stop to the socialistic
government ownership control activities of the
state grange master and his crowd. A little stif
fening of the backbone would do the trick and
remove much of the unfavorable comment and' ce" i"S'.Mr' LoItnth? S""
.... photo shop came to Lexington
puuiiiaiy arising irom the occasional outbreaks ot
the GC boys which are not representative of the
grange as a whole.
Representative Henry E. Peterson has not indi
cated that he desires 10 run again, but the action
taken by the Pomona Grange has vindicated him
in the eyes of the grass roots grangers and hn
friends and neighbors not connected with that
noteworthy organization. It just might be that
the would-be purgers will be on the receiving end
when the proper time arrives.
Two Campfire Girls
Units Added to
Msr. Art Hunt and Mrs. C. C.
Jones were hostesses to the Ne
toppew CampfrcGirls and friends
at the Hunt home Monday to a
masquerade party. There were 18
girls and boys present. The eve
ning was spent playing games
and dancing square dances. Priz
es were giv en to the most cleverly
dressed ones, with Larry Groves
winning first, and Denny McMil
lan second. All youngsters were
cleverly made up, and the rooms
were decorated in accordance.
There were skeletons, old wtches,
big moons, and cats hanging ab
out the rooms, with the lamps all
being hung with black and or
ange crepe paper. Bright colored
balloons were also hung from the
THE OLD tPHONY"GRAPH I
We Still Need The Dam
Clea:;..- cf the creek channels, which has been
underway this week, reminds us that Heppner nas
a flood control dam project which should not be
passeU i;p teeuuse of an apathetic attitude on the
part of ihe community. Having been incorporat
ed in the general plans for development of the
Columbia river basin it is quite largely a matter
of insistence from local circles that the project be
put through if we want the funds to come this
way rather than be allocated to some other
A request has been made by the Heppner city
council that the local project be transferred from
the Portland headquarters of the U. S. Army Fn
gineers to the Walla Walla district, it being felt
that the upper river office staff is in closer touch
with conditions here and better understands the
urgency for such a dam.
In the meantime, the city's action in having
the creek channels cleared of willows and other
obstructions is a worthwhile effort to protect lives
and. took flash bulb pictures of
the yonugsters. Refreshments of
cake, decorated in the Hallowe'en
motif, doughnuts, cider, punch
and sandwiches were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Newt O'Harra
spent one day last week in The
Dalles visiting at the home of
their daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Darnielle.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Vinson
are the proud parents of a son,
James Alvin, weighing 7 pounds
and born at the Corda Saling
home October 30.
Mrs. Marie Steagall took the
civil service examination in Hep
pner Saturday for clerk's job in
the U. S. postoffice.
Mr. and Mrs. BUI B. Marquardt
were hosts to the young adult
class of the Sunday school with a
potluck dinner at their ranch
home last Friday night. After a
fine dinner a business meeting
was held, presided over by the
president, Homer Hughes. The
adult class had voted in the past
to start a church library. The first
two books had arrived, 'Time for
Miss Boo," by Margaret Lee Run
beck, and "The Robbers," by Ber
tram Brooker. These books are to
be kept in the church and made
available to the people at all
times. A librarian was appointed.
Mrs. C. C. Jones chairman and
Gerald Baker and Mrs. Bill Mar
quardt as committee. There were
about 20 members of the class
Last Wednesday night at the
home of Mrs. C. C. Jones two new
groups of Campfire girls were
organized. RluehirHs under thp
and property. It is expensive, too, and to repeat ! leadership of Mrs. Roger Ander
this work from year to year, or every few years! son. These youngsters held their
will necessitate special financing. Under the
flood control set-up, much of the creek channel
work will be done on a permanent basis and the
dam itself will eliminate most of the need for it.
People once more are encroaching on nature
in building along the creek. That is natural, what
with the scarcity of building lots, but that does
not alleviate the hazard that will always be pre
sent so long as the dam is not built.
will meet at the home of Ms.
Winters Wednesday nghts start-
ig next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck DeMnss of
Springfield are the proud parents
a son, inaries Paul.
Mrs. Ralph Jackson of The Dal
'S spent Sundav with hnr mr..
ther, Mrs. Laura Scott.
Mrs. ROV Martin Mm
George Graves were hostesses to
surprise stork shower Friday
light honoring Mrs. George Irvin
t her home. There were 18 guests
The oAmerican Way
first meeting at the home of theor
guardian Thursday with the fol
lowing being elected as officers
President, Helen Leah Winters;
secretary, Charlene Jones, and
Joint treasurers, Bunny June An
derson and Josephine Peterson.
They will meet every Wednesday
evening after school in the fol
lowing weeks. The other group
will consist of girls 10-13 years
and is under the leadership of
Mrs. Jack Winters. These girls
The title "Progressive Party"
has been used by third party
movements In the United States
By George Peck
The alleged anti-trust suit of
the Department of Justice against
'he Great Atlantic & Pacific Tep
Company has stirred up a hor
ret's nest. At this writing it looks
as though it is the D. of J. that is
going to get stung.
This suit is just one more evi
dence of how badly the Adminis
tration is misinterpreting the
temper of the electorate. As the
nation's largest grocery chain, the
A & P seemed to the illogical bu
reaucratic mind a logical organi
zation to attack a piece of strat
egy that would pay huge divi
dends in votes in the 1950 and
Such a suit, had it been insti
tuted 20 or 30 years ago, might
have met with nation-wide ac
claim. Chain stores were not too
popular then. At that time they
represented a new type of mer
chandising, they were blazing a
new trail, and they had a lot to
learn, especially about human re
lations. But in the intervening
years the chain stores have hu
manized their operations, and the
former antipathy toward them
30 YEARS AG
November 3, 1919 with Rev. H. A. Noyes officiating.
Miss Mary VanVactor and her! A pound son was born to
little brotner Sam Jr. entertained
on Halloween for a number of
their friends at the Van Vactor
Sheriff E. M. Shuu has resigned
as sheriff of Morrow county.
E. G. Noble and Joe Snyder,
local business men, left Monday
for Arlington on a goose hunt.
Mrs. George Peck has been
employed by the Lexington
school board to replace Miss Em
erson in the grades. Miss Emer
son has resigned due to illness
and has returned to her home
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Knowles at their
home in lone ltst Sunday. The
infant weighed nine pounds.
George Dunn and Ola Ward,
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Healy Sunday.
W. J. Steele, the lone jeweler
has moved his family to Cali
fornia. Inability to find a house
to rent after the one he had been
living in was sold, was given
as the reason for the move.
Bernice Woodson entertained
a number of her young friends
at a Hallowe'en party Friday
night. Those present were Mary
Patterson, Marguerite Hisler, Ce
celia Kenny, Mary Farley, Ele
anor Cohn, Mary Crawford, Le-
ola Bennett and Elaine Sigsbee
Oregon Elks have completed
a state wide movement to dis
pose of Oregon's quota of war
savings stamps, bonds and other
H. M. Cummins, for the past
three years cashier of the Bank
of lone, has resigned and will
well known young people of this : move with his family to Hood
ctiy were married at the Feder-1 iUver where he will devote his
ated parsonage Monday night time to life insurance selling.
BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 7
will be ready for occupancy . . Heated
laundry, bath house and toilet facili
ties. Located at 206 Water Street
L D. NEILL
Prepay Inheritance and
Estate Taxes-thru life insurance
-:- C. A. Ruggles -:-
Equitable Life Insurance
to such a degree of efficiency
that it sells foodstuffs too cheap,
ly to the American housewife.
Now, ain't that awful? Exercising
the American prerogative of the
accused, the A & P in a series of
ads has carried its case to the
American public. Rep. Wright
Patman of Texas, who has a blind
spot as far as chain stores are
concerned, disapproves of this.
He would. On October 6 he deliv
ered himself an oration on the
floor of the House in which he
said in part:
"I can say without a moment's
hesitation that this nation has
never before seen a comparable
effort to obtain a prejudgment in
the publc's mind of a suit pend
ing in a duly constituted court.
This blatant calculated scheme to
organize public opinion upon the
side of the A & P defendants pre
sents a nunparalleled attack up
on the integrity of our judicial
system which must shock every
thoughtful citizen . . It has been
conservatively estimated that the
A & P chain organization has so
far poured nearly $3,000,000 Into
this propaganda campaign $5,
000,000 that will eventually be
paid for by consumers who buy in
A & P stores."
'Consistency, thou art a jewel."
has disappeared. The D. of J. over The enemies of A & P should get
looked this important point. j together for a conference. The D.
The A & P Drobablv was aware of J- alleges that A & P sells too
that it has a host of friends. Its ; eMeapIy. Rep. Patman charges
millions of natrons were nrettv I that A & P will have to raise
good evidence of the public's re
gard for it. However, it took this
D. f J. suit to really uncover thelmpn,s-
prices to its customers to recoup
the cost of its defense advertise
That, according to the
prestige which A & P really en
joys. It is not surprising that mil
lions of housewives are protesting
this unwarranted attack on a
friend, a company that supplies
them with quality foodstuffs at
money-saving prices. It was to be
expected that other chain outfits
would rally to the defense of A &
P. But, what must amaze the D.
of J. is the fact that even inde
pendent merchants, who are sup
posed to hate chain stores, have
taken up the cudgels forA & P,
some of them even going so far as
to run page advertisements ex-
Congressman, would be bad, but
according to the D. of J. that
should make everything hotsy
totsy as far as A & P, its compet
itors and its customers are con
This leads me to inquire, just
what is behind this suit against
the A & P? Has the green-eyed
monster fastened its clutches on
our Federal Government? Yes, It
could be a bad case of jealousy
jitters on the part of a big and
powerful bureaucracy, apprehen
sive of anything and everything
that assumes sizable proportions.
pressing resentment at the gov- i Jealousy, we know, engenders ir-
ernment's action. rational behavior, and there
The crime of which A&P stands seems to be nothing rational in
accused is that it has developed this Government action against
its purchasing and merchandising the A&P.
YOU'LL ALWAYS HE
I'l.OI I OF YOUIl
-S TERLING 9t
Each li-pl pIlM-Mttlng
coali about $26.00 (InaloHlng
Federal Tat) dpndln( o
pat tarn 70a tio,
Modern or traditional . , . simple or ornate . . ,
each Gorham Sterling pattern has the exquisite
beauty and genuine authority of a distinctive work
of art. That's why your choice of Cerham Sterling
will be forever a shining reflection of your own sure
taste. Solid silver, it's designed to grow lovelier with
daily use at every meal. Man now to select your
Gorham pattern from our wide showing!
Patlarni lllnatritfld hrt from left to right, lop rowi
I.yrlet Old f'rmnrh, Sovmralun, tmrortd rttwt KnnlUh
(,niiraon Cammltin, Buttmrrufi, third rawt Vntrfits,
King t.Hward, -front rttwt btratbout j, Giaenltrier,
than till y, mnd Helro.
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present. The evening was spent
playing games, after which re
freshments of angel food cake,
ice cream and coffee were served.
Mrs. Irvin received many lovely
and useful gifts.
Home Economics club will meet
Tuesday, November 15 at 1:30 p.
m. at the Frank Munkers home.
Topic for discussion will be new
home furnishings., with Miss Ma
bel Wilson In charge. All are wel
come to attend these meetings.
Cattlemen . .
Now is the time to spray for lice and
Kill those Parasites . .
before they can build up high popula
tion on your animals. Lice and tick
free animals make better gains from
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, lies. Phone 2542
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
By Day or Contract
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Latest Jewelry & CI ft Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. in Legion Hall
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
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Ofllo In Patnn Building
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bank Bldg.
Walter B. Hinkle
Farms, BuHlnes, Income Prop
erty. Trades for Valley A Coast,
Income Tax Returns
frill rt Meet! Flrut Wednesday
WUUn of Enoh Month
County Judge Olfios Hour!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.ni.
to b p.m.
Tuenday, Thursday, SaturdayFora-
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.
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