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Stockman Announces Candidacy
Evidence that the political campaign is coming
to life Is seen in the announcement by Congress
man Lowell Stockman that he is a candidate to
succeed himself In the second district. Mr. Stock
man i the first Republican to make definite
announcement and may be his party's represent
ative. That he will have competition in the gen
eral election Is a matter already settled. Vernon
Bull of Union county is an avowed candidate on
the Democratic side of the fence and with the
backing of the Democratic central committee may
give the Incumbent a hard battle.
So far as this newspaper is concerned it can
find no reason for abandoning support of the
Republican candidate in favor of one who un
doubtedly believes in the type of government
now being administered in Washington a belief
he would have to manifest to invite and gain the
support of the Democratic organization. We be
lieve Mr. Stockman has looked after the welfare
of his district quite successfully, if somewhat un.
ostentatiously. That he is a member of the pow
erful Appropriations Committee is worthy of note
and if returned for a fifth term he will be in a
better position than ever to serve his state and
his district In his non-spectacular way he has
become recognized as an efficient worker for full
development of the resources of the Northwest,
and in his announcement states that his efforts
"would be directed not only toward continued
construction of McNary dam, transmission lines
to load centers, and necessary reclamation pro
jects, but also toward obtaining lower freight
rates which will make it possible for Oregon pro
dupts to compete in the markets of the country."
,,ln his national program he said he "would
continue to protect our liberty against socialism
and work for a return to the fundamental prin
ciples of our Constitution before it is too late;
promote national solvency which permits sound
progress but provides for balancing the budget
and systematic payments on the federal debt; re
duction of government spending and cutting of
taxes so as to restore initiative and incentive to
sentative will be sent from this locality but there
should be one. The original Oregon trail crossed
Morrow county. That includes us in the mem
bership of counties claiming this piece of historic
background. That is not sufficient grounds for
joining an association of counties in the promo
tion of tourist travel and that is not all we have,
Travelers in 1948 who were detoured this way
by bus and by private cars found vistas they had
not heard of or even dreamed existed. Especially
were those who took the Oregon-Washington
highway from Pendleton, via Pilot Rock, surprised
at the change from the normal river route closed
temporarily by the flooded Columbia. They got
a different perspective of the Blue Mountains and
the grazing and wheat lands lying between the
mountains and the river. They went on to new
scenes between Heppner and Condon and no doubt
got a real thrill in negotiating the Rock Creek
grade, as well as the Franklin grade and Jones
hill east of .Heppner. A scattered few drove to
the John Day valley from Heppner and found
delight in the ever changing mountain scenery.
We have something to offer if we will but sell
ourselves on our own resources. The right repre
sentative at the Baker meeting could tie us in for
some of the tourist travel which normally by
passes the interior part of the county. We should
not be mealy-mouthed about going after some of
the tourist dollars and this looks like an opening
. i i
CAPITALISM NATURE'S LAW
By George Peck
At Cufsforth Home
This shot was taken by Phono- again won the award given by
grapher Louis Lyons as Charles , the Ford Motor Company to the
W. Kolb. representing the North- ' dealer in his district showing the
west Ford Region dealers, pre- greatest gains during the year,
sented the plaque to Clarence 1 Employes oi the local comoanv
Rosewall signifying that the: and a few friends of the Rose-
Rosewall Motor Company had walls were dinner guests.
The Reds and Pinks maintain his fellow men.
that Capitalism is doomed, in, Tne anti-Capitalists do not
fact, tha already it is in the L tha, anJone snoud pr0.
graveyard waiting to be interred I, anead ol'hia fellows. They
alongside of Us predecessor i e (ne ac, that where man.
"heudalism." They contend that I kind ,lves under some political
here in America even before ; , m w ere individual initia-
world war u, capitalism was on ,r and ....... 0 unrewarded.
Wouldn't Hurt To Try
The Chamber of Commerce has been invited to
send a representative to a meeting to be held in
Baker to formulate a plan for advertising the
Old Oregon Trail, with special emphasis on the
counties, of northeastern Oregon through which
the: historic route of the pioneers traversed. It
hag not been definitely announced that a repre-
Henry Tosses In Sombrero
His many friends throughout the district will
be pleased to learn that Henry Peterson has de
cided to again make the race for the legislature.
He has filed and will be seeking the support of
the Republicans in the forthcoming primary elec
tion. He has been somewhat reluctant to enter
the race and did so only after sounding out the
sentiment of voters in the three counties of his
district. Legislative sessions have become so
lengthy that prospective legislators have to bal
ance their desire to serve in the interests of their
districts and state against personal sacrifice.
There are two good reasons why Mr. Peterson
should run and be elected. He has the experience
of three legislative sessions back of him and ex
perience is needed. On the other hand, he can
ill afford to retire with a purge hangnig over his
head. It is up to the people of the district to
show whether or not they are selecting their leg
islators, and Henry's voting record will stand the
scrutiny of the electorate, even if it did not please
the Tompkins crowd of government ownership
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The Lexington garden club met
at the home of Mrs. O. W. Cuts
forth last Tuesday The club had
a very interesting discussion on
t he care of azaleas by Mrs. Frank
Munkers. Second on the program
were approximately 75 garden
slides shown by Mrs. Cutsforth
These were on the Portland rose
test garden, gardens of The Dal
les and some landscaping. The
next meeting will be at the Ken
Peek home. The lone garden club
which meets on the same day
were guests of the club as were
two Heppner ladies, making a
total of 25 attending the meeting.
Visitors last week to Pendleton
were the Art Hunts, Wm. Sme
thurst, Dona Barnett and Trina
Mrs. K. K. Marshall was taken
to the hospital in Pendleton Mon
day. The Three Links club met at
the home of Mrs. Wm. Smethurst
Tuesday. Election of officers was
held. Mrs. Dan Way, president;
Mrs. Leonard Munkers, vice pres
ident, Mrs. Truman Messenger,
secretary and Mrs. Earl Warner
treasurer. Plans were made for a
card party to be held in the din-
nig room ot the l. u. u. v. hall
March 3. Mrs. Cecil Jones was
appointed chairman of this com
mittee with Mrs. Wm. Smethurst
and Mrs. Leonard Munkers. Ca
nasta, pinochle and bridge will
be played. Refreshments will be
Mrs. Maurice Groves entertain
ed the Amicitia club at her home
last Tuesday. The evening was
spent playing pinochle, alter
which refreshments were served.
Holly Rebekah lodge No. 139
motored to Heppner Friday night
where they put on the drill work
for the Heppner lodge. New can
didates initiated: Mrs. Hermann I
Wallace, Mrs. Jim Bloodsworth, (
Mrs. William Picker, Mrs. Alvin i
Wagenblast, all of Lexington. Re
freshments ot cnerry pie ana ice
cream and coffee were served.
Word has been received in Lex
ington that Mrs. May Nichols fell
in Portland and broke her hip.
This is a serious break and Mrs.
Nichols will be in the hospital for
quite some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott were
visitors in Heppner and Lexing
ton over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Griffith
and family were La Grande vis
The Lexington P-TA held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at
the school auditorium, with the
president, Gerald Baker, presid
ing. Reports were readon the play,
Mumbo Jumbo, put on by the
P-TA members, the proceeds be
ing S93. An interesting talk by
Miss Gillis. county nurse, was
enjoyed. Betty Griffen sang "Dear
Hearts and Gentle People" ac
companied by Betty Messenger,
and a duet played by Shirlee
Hunt and Betty Messenger. After
this came a spelling bee, with the
losing side to be hostesses to the
next P-TA meeting. Refreshments
of toasted cheese sandwiches and
coffee were served in the lunch
room by Mrs. Joe Feathers and
Mrs. Gerald Baker.
ADDITIONAL NEWS FROM The Dalles. He was owner and
IONE AND VICINITY operator of a large farm west of
Walter Hartfield died Monday lone.
Febraury 20. He is survived by Willows grange will have a pot
his wife, Jessie, two sons, Harold luck dinner Sunday at noon and
and Elwood, and one daughter, grange in the afternoon instead
Mrs. Martha Anderson, three step of Saturday night as planned,
sons, the Linell brothers, and Mrs. Fannie Griffith is having
three grandchildren. Funeral ser- her house on Second street re
vices were held Wednesday at modeled. A new porch was built
Arlington and interment was at and the house reroofed.
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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES , The Cecil friends of Mr. and
February 26, 1920 Mrs. C. H. Winters of "Shady
A crew of surveyors started I Dell" extend their sympathies to
work this week laying off the 1 them in the loss of their infant
.Morrow tract ot w acres on the, son
The Heppner high school bas
ketball five returned home Sun
day from a trip to Condon and
Fossil, bringing with them one
tit. i unu ui ic uticai. ' i i .7 .
J hfmn rrr r 1 a mi i cr raQn I I if nf hn
After several days of moving, inK annoyed by the pernicious
the pioneer firm of Gilliam &, activities of a "peeping Tom"
u.oc .i.e.. u.a.iu i.cvv . aDou. the Dremises.
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Crowell fell from a
horse recently and fractured her
arm in the elbow joint.
A number of local people have
doors to the public this week.
Ralph Justus and Miss Hilda
lleggeson of Portland were mar
ried February 17. Mr. and Mrs.
Justus will make their home on
the groom's ranch east of the
Mrs. Dora Taylor died at Walla
Walla following pneumonia. She
is survived by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. I. N. Prater and her
husband Gary Taylor, well known
business man of Pendleton.
An auto stage is now in oper
ation between Heppner and Pendleton.
The dog poisoner Is loose
again. This time Bert Stone's fine
airdale dog is the latest victim
to the dirty work of the dog
Alfred Troedson, accompanied
by his mother Mrs. Susan Troed
son, was a visitor in Heppner
Tuesday from their home in Mor
Carroll, the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Shurte, has re
covered from an attack of small,
pox and has been released from
the skids because of its failure to
solve the unemployment problem
and to end the depression.
But as usual the Commies and
Fellow Travelers are wrong. Cap
italism is not doomed; it will not
vanish from the face of the earth.
It was under Capitalism that this
nation achieved prosperity and if
we are ever again to attain real,
abiding prosperity, it will be un
der Capitalism and Free. Private,
Competitive Enterprise. Prosper
ity depends upon the creation
and distribution of wealth, and
it was under Capitalism that in
the past we achieved and that in
the future we will achieve a great
degree of these two things.
I No nation ever has attained
real prosperity except through in
dustry and trade and these only
can flourish under some form of
Capitalism. All the teachings of
history prove that where private
property is the most secure and
enterprise is the most free, in that
place always has been the great
est degree of prosperity.
Call it selfish, if you will, man s
greatest urge is the profit motive.
tt always has been is now and
always will be. It is biological
and will never change perman
ently. Admittedly, there are times
when this urge to get ahead of
the other fellow temporarily wea
kens and mankind gives ear to
the visionaries, do-gooders, crack,
pot theorists, paternalistic gov
ernment planners and social ex
perimenters. Right now In America there arc
many all too many who for
the time being do not remember
that this nution under Capital
ism achieved a higher standard
of living for all classes than has
any other nation in all history.
They forget that Nature develop
ed the Capitalistic System in or
der that mankind could exercise
his predominant urge to better
nis position In life. They disre
gard or do not know that Cap
italism is the only system of
economic yet devised under which
the individual who works harder
and better can forge ahead of
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What the defamers of Cap
italism propose for America is
nothing new. We have tried
many experiments with com
munistic and socialistic schemes.
The early Puritans tried one
there was the Jamestown Plan,
the Shakers, and a host of others.
They all failed, and why? Simply
because the honeybees In the
hive eventually objected to the
drones participating to an equal
degree with them. MAN DOES
NOT WANT TO BE ON AN EQUAL
BASIS WITH ALL HIS FELLOWS.
That's what the Commies fail oi
refuse to recognize.
Only the weak who cannot or
will not pull their weight In the
boat are content with equal
sharing of the wealth. Thus, soon,
er or later, but inevitable, the
real workers In a Communistic
society rebel against being forced
to give part of their well-earned
gains to those who shirk their
responsibilities, and the promised,
idealistic Utopia collapses like a
Natural law simply asserts It
self. Planned economies cannot
do a job for mankind as well as
an economy that functions along
natural lines, permitting tne In
dividual to produce and keep for
himself the major part of what
he produces. Capitalism is the
only economy so far dlscoverd
which makes man the master and
not the servent of the States
we had better think long and
well before we discard the Cap
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Doctor of Dental Medicine
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Phone 2342 Heppner
Veterans of Foreign
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
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Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
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