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    Keppger Gazette Times, Thursday, February 2, 1950
No Other Frontiers
In the course of a brief talk before the Chamber
of Commerce Monday noon, Glenn Parsons, ranger
of the Heppner district of the Umatilla National
forest, made the rather startling statement that
we are now living in the last frontier that there
are no more open spaces beyond the mountains
where new land may be taken up and homes
carved out of the virgin land. He issued the warn
ing that it is up to this generation and succeding
generations to conserve what we have and work
towards reestablishing the fertility of the soil if
we are to be self sustaining beyond the foresee
able future.
Over-grazing the range lands, and over-cropping
the wheat lands without due regard for the
future has resulted in untold losses to this region's
productive capacity. There has been a partial
awakening but not enough, it is feared, to prevent
serious loss through erosion In the years to come.
The Soil Conservation Serv ice has made some pro
gress here In Morrow county, but until the prac
tices set up by the SCS are adopted In general the
wasting of precious topsoil will continue.
While the program followed by the SCS and
the forest service requires some federal assistance,
it is up to the individual land owner, or user, as
the case may be, to adopt the program. Coopera
tion is sought now. If the situation becomes
generally more serious there may come a demand,
or else.
The local Masonic building is running short of
coal and activities of the lodge groups using the
building have been curtailed. The Lexington
school is on the anxious seat and might have been
compelled to close down but for the timely arrival
of coal for the hospital, from which the county
court loaned a couple of truck loads to the school
to tide it over until a shipment of coal arrives at
Lexington. Numerous users of coal are faced
with a shortage right now and there is no indica
tion that the current cold snap one of those re
cord breakers we frequently hear about but sel
dom experience will let up for some time. The
same story is heard wherever coal is used. And
yet we are told there is no emergency. Multiply
the local situation by virtually thousands of other
communities and you will get something of the
picture. If that isn't an emergency, pray tell us
what it takes to create one.
Great care should be exercised in the handling
of fires in a time like the present Over-heated
stoves and congested flues are real hazards. Be
sides it wouldn't be too pleasant to be routed out
in the sub-zero atmosphere. If you don't be'ieve
this, just ask Fire Chief Charles Euggles and his
crew of smoke eaters.
The Biffger The Lie, The Better
Who invented the electric light? If you say-
Edison, you're wrong it was a Russian named
Yablochkov. Who devised the telegraph? If you
say Morse, you're wrong again it was another
Russian named Yakobi. The radio? No, it wasn't
Marconi it was still another Russian named
Popov. How about the first successful flying
machine? If you answer "the Wright brothers"
you'll have to go to the bottom of the class a
Russian named Mozhaisky flew like a bird near
St. Petersburg 20 years before the Wrights -"': o.'f
at Kitty Hawk.
These, and similar revelations, are disclosed
by Edmund Stevens in the Christian Science Mon.
itor. He found them in a Soviet magazine called
the Literary Gazette. They show, he says, one of
the ways the Soviet party "woos Russian national
pride. The move corresponds to a vital need of
Russians to vindicate their self-respect and de
CJito . . .
In view of the recent publicity
relative to the establishment of a
union high school with the pro
posed site in the vicinity of Lex-
incton, the directors of School
District No. 1 feel that the people
in the district should be aware
of certain facts.
The board is of the opinion that
the erection of a union high school
at Lexington would not solve the
problems confronting District No.
During the school ye:.r 1947 18
the board nf cc'.uimUou oi district
No. 1. ini t! e .luministator, real
ut some provision had to
tie made for the elementary
school situation existing in the
district. Keeping in mind the fact
that the high school was stand
ard while the elementary school
was only conditionally so, this
group, after considerable study
and after taking into considera
tion all local factors, decided up.
on the purchase of certain prop
erty and the erection of an ele-
mwntnrv Cf-hfinl thPIWlTl For the
stroy the residue of an old sense of inferiority. It J past (hree years the"voters of
also increases the Russians' confidence in their district No. 1 have voted a special
capacity to catch up with and outstrip the rest of I improvement fund to be used to
Tf its Idi-MUnK a one iui a new cn-nicni-
( ary sinuui uuiiumg, una one ima
been purchased, an architect em
ploved, and preliminary plans
for this building have been drawn.
30 If EARS A(3(Q
Heppner Gazette Times
February 5, 1920
One of the largest deals in town
property which has taken place
in lone for some time was con
summated Wednesday when E.
R. Lundell purchased from Coch
ran Bros, the Independent garage.
Mr. Lundell will continue to han
dle Reo and Dort automobiles.
A. Henriksen who recently
bought the Hamilton ranch on
upper Rhea creek announces th
The city of Heppner now owns
its own water plant. The transfer
was made this week when City
Recorder Hughes turned over to
H. V. Gates, president of Heppner
Light & Water Co., a check for
Henry Peterson, son of Mr. .mil
Mrs. Aaron Peterson, was married
in MrPherson, Kans::s recently to
LIi:-3 Ada Anderson, a niece of
iiels Johnson of Gooseberry. The
young people will be at home in
there will be a ,i.'v sawmill in Gooseberry where Mr. Peterson
operation, there by summer..
r.ie.a Noel and Virginia Bar
iow, high school juniors, were ab
sent from school the past week on
account of the influenza. .
The county court has designat
ed a market road to be built up
Rhea creek for a distance of six
The city of lone is putting in
new water mains at a cost of
$8,000 to replace the old wooden
the world technically at the present time."
in other words, an example of the kind of morale
building propoganda the government is now feed
ing the Russian masses.
Moreover, it Is an example of how the Soviet
bosses will use any untruth or half-truth to serve
their ends. A story has been going the rounds
concerning a British Communist who went to a
meeting cf Russian Communist strategists in Mos
cow. He was perplexed as to how to argue some
ideological point or other in England. The Rus
sians gave him an answer, to which he objected
that it wasn't true. The Russians looked at him
with amazement and then burst into gales of
laughter over such naivete. It is said that the
incident was described to the top Russians, in
cluding Stalin, and that they burst into laughter
This story may pe apocryphal but it has a
point Communist thinking holds that the end
justifies the use of any means. If a lie will work,
it is told. Words are twisted out of all semblance
to what thev mean to other nations. That is
touched on in General Walter Bedell Smith's reve
lations of his experiences as Ambassador to Mos
cow, which appeared serially in the Saturday
Evening Post and are now out in book form. He,
Secretary Marshall, and other Americans, he says,
"Naively assumed that the word 'democracy'
meant the same thing to the Politburo that it did
to us." Events proved that nothing could have
been more wrong. The Russians gave 'democracy
a new meaning which suited them, and thus man.
aged to give interpretations to international agree.
ments which were the exact opposite of what the
West had intended. This policy is one of the
principal reasons for our failure to meet the Rus
sians on common ground.
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Saager's Pharmacy
New Cold Remedy
Flatt's Transfer
and Storage
Heppner Ph. 112
The Dalles Phone 2635
114 E. 2nd St.
Insured Carrier
"We Go Anywhere.Anytime"
is farming his father's ranch.
A marriage license was issued
Thursday to John P. Schmidt and
Wilhelmina Macy, both of Hepp
ner. A 5'4 pound son was born at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Brown on upper Butter Creek,
Wednesday, Februay 4.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Hayes at their home in Pendleton
January 31, a son weighing nine
The oAmerican Way
A consultant of the state depart
ment of education is working
with the board on this.
The creation of a union high
school would surely nullify all
this. It would necessitate the re
modeling of the present school
building into an elementary
school which would pass stand
ardization requirements. Such i
remodeling would be a tremend
ous and costly enterprise and it
would not then be a modern ele
mentary building.
The board of directors of dls
trict No. 1 wishes to suggest that
if an economy must be made it
will perhaps be unnecessary to
close all the present schools in
this part of the county and erect
a new plant costing between
$300,000 and $400,000 to accom
plish this. The present school at
Heppner, with the elementary
pupils removed into a building of
their own would be fully ade
quate to take care of many more
pupils than attend at present. It
might perhaps be a much simpler
solution to transport 18 pupils a
given distance than to transport
160 pupils the same distance.
Again we wish to point out that
we already have a fully standard
high school. It is our elementary
school that must be standardized.
Board of Directors
School District No. 1
Elaine George, Chairman
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
class matter.
Subscription price, $3.00 a year;
single copies, 10c.
Publisher and Editor
One of our most cherished free.
doms is that of free speech. Just
exactly what do we mean when
we so glibly say 'free speech .'
Does it mean simply the right to
"pop-off" our individual opinions
or does it go a bit deeper than
Every right that we enjoy in
volves a duty. If that duty is not
performed, finally the right is
lost. We now enjoy the right to
free speech but that involves the
duty of giving free hearing to the
other fellow when he exercises his
prerogative of free speech. There
fore, free speech is linked irrevoc.
ably to free hearing because it is
nothing more nor less than the de
termination of free peoples to
hear both sides of any question
pertinent to their welfare, so that
they can make an intelligent ae
cision regarding it.
And there is still another phase.
Free speech and free hearing
have a senior and most important
partner "free thinking. This
senior partner is the most vital of
the partnership. Without tree
thinking, free speech and hearing
are futile, as useless as bathing
suits for Eskimos or fur coats foT
residents of the Tropics. Free sp
eech and hearing in themselves
are of no value if minds are closed
if nreconceived ideas preclude op
en minds; if free thinking does
not prevail.
In its broader and real
nifcance (something most ot us
ae prone to over look), free speech
not only implies the right to speak
one's mind but to have ones
speech fall onopen ears and minds
willing to listen honestly, mien
igently and unselfishly.
Free thinking is hard work. All
too often the emotions are allow
ed to dictate our decisions. How
many times do we permit our
selves to be infuenced by tran
sitory sympathy for an Individual
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By George Peck
what is best for the most people
for the greatest length of time?
The unfortunate peoples in die
tator-ridden countries would give
their very souls to regain the
privilege of free speech. Too late
they realize they have Deen
tricked by glib orators making
promises impossible of fulfill
ment. They became so dazzled oy
eloquence that they neglected to
think things through, and tnere-
by relinquished their freedom.
We must not let that happen to us
here in America.
We listen to a speech an or
ation which stirs us to the veryi
core. Free speech gets free hear
ing. But here's where free think
ing must come into play. Emotion
must not be permitted to banish
reason. If on the following day
we. can remember what the
speech was about; if we can re
call the salient points thereof it
it was an excellent speech. If in
retrospection we can go over the
oration piece by piece, with the
spell of the orator no longer upon
ns, and can still see any logic in
it, then it was a most excellent
speech. If on the other hand, we
can remember little of it, free
thinking dmands that we put the
speaker down as a shallow, super
ficial "windbag" and entirely dis
miss from our mind any effect
which this speech temporarily
may have had upon it.
By all means we must resist
every attempt to infringe on our
right to free speech; we must
fight to the last ditch every at
tack on our free press, free radio,
free churches and our free motion
pictures. But trancending even
that, we must maintain open ears
and open minds, we must man
ifest a willingness, yes even an
eagerness to hear both sides of
eery question. That ever has
been "The American Way" pray
God it will continue to be.
Community Church
Z. Franklin Cai!;ell, minister
Why not le; t;i u good lesson
frnm 'J'e t. k Itsliead keeps it
i r;c too lar. hut like para-
c'::ua's, minds function only when
Church school, 10 a. m. Worship
and preaching 11 a. m. Singing
and preaching 7:30 p. m.
Glenn Warner, Minister
9:45 a. m. Bible schol. C. W.
Barlow, superintendent.
11 a. m. Morning worship and
communion service. Special mu
sic by the choir, Mrs. Charles
Flint director. Sermon theme,
Attitudes Towards Those Wh(L
Have Passed On." Nursery for
the babies and small children.
7:30 p. m. Evening evangelistic
hour. Inspirational song service
and message.
Monday, 7 p. m. District men's
meeting at Athena.
Tuesday, 4 p. m. Junior Chris
tian Endeavor. 6 p. m. Church
night fellowship basket dinner.
7:30 p. m. Business meeting. Im
portant that every member of the
church be there if possible.
Thursday, 7:30 p. m. Choir
CHURCH Episcopal
Holy communion at 8 a. m.
Church school, '.): '" :t. ni.
Holy Ciimmmi'j;! and serine. n,
11 u. m.
Study class, 7:30 p. m.
Week day services: Holy com
munion Wednesday at 10; Friday
at 7:30 a. m.
Choir practices: Girls choir, 4
p. m. Wednesday; adult choir 8
p. m. Thursday.
Boy Scouts, 7:30 to 9, Wednes
day evening.
Pastor Shelby E. Graves
9:45 a. m. Sunday school. Les
son topic, "Jesus, the Bread of
Rev. E, D. Greeley, pastor of
Puyallup, Wash., former pastor
here, will be speaking at both
11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. services.
Thursday, 7:45 p. m Bible study
and prayer meeting.
Frday, 7:45 p. m. Bble study
and prayer meeting in lone.
Don't forget these services. We
know you will be glad to again
meet the Greeley family,
J. Palmer Sorlien, Minister
Morning worship, 11 o'clock.
Church school, 9:45 a. m.
Thursday: Choir practice at
7:30 p. m.
Womans Society of Christian
Service meets the first Wednes
day of each month.
Sunday evening, potluck sup
per at 6:30'p. m., sponsored by
the Young Adults. All welcome.
Don't Thow It Away !
If you want it to work bring it in to your
ice all makes of Ranges, Oil Burners, Wash
ing Machines, Home Electrical Appliances
and Bicycles.
24-hour service on Oil Burners.
After 6 p. m. phone 2721.
Marshall-Wells Store
or group to the utter disregard of
By Dr Alfred P. Haake
cittinc in the nuiet of mv study iwhen what was needed was bread
while twilight was falling on last
Christmas Day, I wish I could
have shared with you the ineff
able peace and comfort which the
Day had brought to me. From the
room below me I could hear the
muted strains of violin and cello
on the beautiful program which
my family was enjoying in their
hour of meditation before dinner.
Ours was truly a household of
gratitude to the Father of us all
for the blessings beyond measure
which He has given and gives us.
Unto us a Savior is born!
For almost twenty centuries we
have sung praises of the Savior
Who lived His few brlel years,
gave His life that men might live,
and left us words mat migm oe
the bread of life for mankind for
ail time to come.
But mankind has failed the gift
that was given. We live in a world
that is confused and seacrhlng
frantically for its bearings.hun-
gry for truth and yet unwilling
to forego the easier ways which
are laid out and which lead us
away from the very goals we seek.
I marvel, sometimes, that the
message of the Master has been
so poorly understood, that the
singificance of what He taught
has escaped so many or us. mat
was the thought I had on Christ
mas Day. I am passing it now a
few weeks later, when the spell
of Christmas has dissipated in
many hearts and the cold hard
facts of life are again perplexing
Here is the simple and grand
lesson we can learn from the life
and teachings of Jesus.
He was Son of God. In that ex
alted capacity He could see far
Into the future. He knew what
men needed then and would need
today. He would not offer a stone
We can be sure that He would
give what was best and truly
needed. He would point the way
men needed to go.in the simplest
terms that could be freighted
with so important a message.
This was the turning point of the
world, and on the teachings He
gave us we could build a certain
And what did He give us for
our guidance and deliverance?
Did Jesus carefully analyze the
economic and political systems
of His day and recommend
specific changes to be made In
them or new systems to be adopt,
ed in their place? Did He advoc
ate socialism or any of its many
forms as the remedy for the ills
of men? Did He raise His voice
with insistence on government
provided security? Did He point
to releace from individual re.
sponsibility as the way for man
to joy, power and peace?
No none of these! Jesus had no
easy panaceas for shifting of re
sponsldility from the individual
citizen to his government. He did
not rely on economic systems or
political and social devices to do
for men what they might fear
that God was unable or unwill
ing to do forthem.
He taught men their Individual
responsibilities, the way to Right
eousness and to God. He sought
to solve the problems of the world
by encouraging men to build
themselves into better men. lie
saw security in character and In
dustry and devotion to what is
right and good.
He made men responsible to
God, rather than to government.
Perhaps, after all, It were best
for the world to listen once more
Jto the gentle Nazarene.
Francis F. Connor, seaman, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Connor
of Heppner, recently reported for
duty with Development Squadron
One at Boca Chlca Field, Naval
Air Station, Key West, Fla., which
is under the command of Capt.
J. R. Lee, USN.
Duty in Key West, the southern
most city in the United States,
gives Connor an opportunity to
enjoy living in one of the nation's
resort cities famous for outdoor
sports the year round.
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 25-12
Phone 173
Hotel Heppner Building
Heppner, Oregon
Carpentry and
Cement Work
By Day or Contract
Bruce Bothwell
Phone 845
General Insurance
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Heppner, Oregon
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppner
Veterans of Foreign
Wars . .
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
Turner, Van Marter
and Company
A.D.McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nmrse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Heppner, Oregon
Phelps Funeral
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St
House Cals Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
Heppner City
Cnunri Meet! Firnt Monday
council Eloh Month
Citleens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Insurance Agency
Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
Cabinet Shop
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
Morrow County
Abstract & Title Co.
Ofllot In Potn Building
Morrow County
fAnrl Meeti rtrnt Wedneiday
wuun of Each Month
County Jiidirn Of flea Houril
Monday, Wadnaiday, Friday 0 a.ru.
to 6 p.m.
Tttaaday, Thnriday, Saturday Fora-
non only
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,