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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, March 30, 1950
Rack the "Balanced Plan"
While a groat many people throughout the
state were In accord with Rep. Giles French In
his so-called federal plan of reapportionment of
the state legislature and were willing to give ac
tive support for its passage, it will be wise for
them to follow the step taken by Mr. French in
withdrawing his plan in favor of the "balanced
plan" submitted by the Young Republicans and
get behind it with solid backing if the balance
of power in the legislature is not to go to Mult
nomah and one or two other heavier populated
counties of th state. At least, the region known
as Eastern Oregon which comprises one-sixth of
the population and sixty per cent of the area of
the state, wil. retain its present quota of eight
senators and will gain two representatives through
passage of the balanced plan, whereas if the labor-sponsored
proposal wins this three-fifths of
the state will lose three senators and six repre
sentatives. Up to the present time the big gain in popula
tion in the state has been in the region west of
the Cascade mountains. New people in large
numbers are to be found in every county in what
is termed Western Oregon. There has been an in
crease in Eastern Oregon, too, but the most pro
nounced growth has been witnessed in those
areas where irrigation projects have been built.
If the state is to continue to grow extensively
the undeveloped areas of eastern Oregon offer the
greatest advantages. It is essential that this vast
region have ample representation, and the bal
anced plan gives us a far better chance to attain
it than the labor -sponsored Neuberger plan.
Toward a "Gangster Government"
Maxwell Anderson, the distinguished play
wright who authored "What Price Glory" and
other Broadway hits, has written a little essay
called "The Guaranteed Life." At the end of it
he says this: 'The power of government in the
United States has grown like a fungus in wet
weather. Our government has turned into a giant
give-away program, offering far more for votes
than was ever paid by the most dishonest ward
heeler in the days of Mark Hanna. We move
steadily toward the prefabricated state. Yet we
see clearly that in England, socialism turns
rapidly into communism, and that in Russia and
Jugoslavia, communism gives neither freedom
nor security. The guaranteed life turns out to
be not only not free it's not safe. Do we want
a gangster government? That's what we're going
This is the sorry fashion in which freedom
is lost. And, ironically enough, while we are in
the process of losing it we are robbing our
selves blind to pay the ever-growing costs of the
paternal stat?. At a time when government reve
nues are enormous, and when there is relatively
little unemployment, we have adopted deficit
spending. It is clear that even a moderate drop in
business activity, even a small-sized depression,
would be a cataclysm under these conditions.
The recent elections in England, Australia and
New Zealand showed a strong trend away from
The oAmerkan Way
the "prefabricated state" on the part of people
who have experienced it at first hand. The big
question for us is whether or not we can profit
by such examples.
Same Old Story
City drivers may be responsible for running
over pedestrians to a greater extent than prevails
among rural drivers, but when it comes to fatal
car wrecks the rural highways, or those outside
of the cities, ere accountable for three-fourths of
the state's fatalities, according to records of the
secretary of state's office. This is accounted for
by the fact that greater speeds are attained cn
the open highways.
Accidents can happen to anyone, including the
careful driver, for there may be mechanical de
fects in a car that will show up only under the
strain of high speed, w-hether that speed is justi
fied through emergency or is being indulged in
just for the joy of making the distance between
two points in the shortest possible time.
With the annual holiday travel, season ap
proaching, it is just as well that we check up
on the condition of the family car and at the
same time make a firm and fixed resolution to
keep within the bounds of saftey (and decency)
when roaming the highways.
POLIO OF THE SOUL
By George Peck
How To Go Broke!
If you are a reader of current magazines and
glance through the advertising pages, you per
haps have noticed an occasional advertisement
sponsored by the Transportation Association of
America. If so, you have noticed that the associ
ation slogan is "America will always need all
ways of transportation."
The association has something unique in thi
form of a newsletter which tells its story in a
few pointed paragraphs. The newsletter is called
"Vanguard" and the current issue treats the sub
ject, "How to Go Broke," in the following manner:
"You own a corner grocery and you're losing
money. If you don't like going broke, you shut
up shop ... or get someone to buy you out!
"You own 20 miles of railroad from Basker
ville to Ballantine, and you lose $2,000 a mon'h
keeping it running . . .
"Or you own an airline with expensive stops
at Bradison and no traffic . . .
"So you shut up shop as you would with your
grocery? Not so simple! No, you go to a couple
of commissions and say, 'Please, may I abandon
my service I'm losing money."
The people in Baskerville and Ballantine and
Bradison rise up indignantly and demand ser
vice no matter how much it costs you. Who
pays? If the commission tells you to keep your
service going (as it frequently does), someone
has to pay for it ... or you take the loss.
"Antiquated, complicated regulation and con
f,,oH nnliHes keen costs high for everyone, and
lead to government ownership."
The average hidden tax bill of 45 million tax
payers receiving $5,000 or less per year is $500.
In 19-18 the Federal budget was one-third
greater than the total returns from the six mil
lion American farms.
The very sound of the word
"Polio" brings a shudder of fear
to every American parent be
cause that dread disease, which
comes like a bolt out of the
blue to paralyze innocent and
defenseless children, has so far
baffled all the research, knowl
edge and skill of the medical
Medical science has made
great progress in learning how
to treat and alleviate the suffer
ing of those attacked by this
phvsical enemy, but so far has
been unable to determine its
causes so that barriers can be
erected to forestall its invasion
of American homes.
But horrible as are the ravages
of Infantile Paralysis; agonizing
as it is for parents to be forced
to stand bv helplessly, power
less to do anything to prevent
their children from being strick
en and perhaps maimed for life
by this terrible physical disease;
there is an infinitely more ap
palling disease threatening their
offspring. That menace is Paraly.
sis of the Soul.
But, fortunately, unlike physi
cal Infantile Paralysis, parents
have at hand the means of pro
tecting their children against
the ravages of Infantile Paraly
sis of the Soul, because its
causes are known and protective
measures against it are simple
anrt easv nf execution.
This Infantile Paralysis of the
Soul is running rampant
throughout the nation. We have
the testimony of J. Edgar Hoover,
Chief of the FBI, and hundreds
of judges to this effect.
Over our Tadios we hear and
in the newspapers we read much
about "Juvenile Delinquency,"
because most of the responsibil
ity for the growing wayward
ness and crime among our
young people can be attributed
30 years ago
to parental neglect. It is idle for
parents to offer the excuse that
times have changed, that we are
now living In an age wnen par
ental control cannot be exer
cised as in bygone years, be
cause next to duty to God, the
obligation of parents is to their
Infantile Paralysis of the Soul
is so prevalent in this nation
todav because parents are not
equiping their children with the
one grounaworK upon wiul-u
character is built A Knowledge
of God. Among other things, they
are not sending their children to
Sunday School regularly.
Just as good crops cannot grow
in a earden choked with weeds.
a nation cannot survive unless
it Drovides spiritual education
and development for its children.
American parents must recognize
the important part that religion
should olav in the development
of their children. Otherwise our
civilization is doomed.
The Laymen's National Com
mittee, an organization of pub
lic spirited citizens of all faiths,
sponsors National Sunday School
Week each Spring. It has been
responsible for reawakening
millions of parents to their duty.
Fifth Annual National Sunday
School Week is to be observed
this year April 10th-16th.
The Lavmen's National Com
mittee aeserves me DacKing oi
everv American mother and la
ther. They can do this by send
in? their children to Sunday
School on Sunday, April 16th
and on every Sunday thereafter,
Thus they can discharge a major
obligation to the children they
brought into the world and thus
they can protect their children
against the ravages of that most
awful diseases intantne raraiy
sis of the Soul.
HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES
April 1, 1920
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim War.
field of Cecil a son, March 30.
A son was born this morninGr
to Mr. and Mrs. Orian Wright.
Miss Vera Mahoney who is a
student at the University of
Washington arrived in Heppner,
Saturday to spend the spring va
cation with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. w. r. Mahoney.
With a fast ball team and a
good band Heppner should have
no trouble getting out in front
fast. There are splendid pros
pects for both.
B. G. Sigsbee, manager of the
Star Theater spent several days
in Portland last week, where he
went to purchase furniture and
equipment for the new theater
in the Elks building.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack MeCullough
have returned from a brief honey
moon in Portland and are at
home to their friends at their
residence on Baltimore street.
Mrs. James T. Yeager died ut
her home in Heppner Sunday
night following injuries received
several days before in an auto
Rhea Luper has announced
that he will seek the Republican
nomination for Public Service
Mrs. Elva Chapin of Hardman
died at the age of 31 years, in
Condon, March 22.
Redwood pipe which will be
used for three miles of Heppner's
new gravity water system, ar
rived from Oakland California
E. L. Kirk bought the Red
Front Livery Stable on upper
Main street from Willis Stewart
THE AMERICAN WAY
BY VOTE OF THE PEOPLE
By MAURICE R. FRANKS
(Editor's Note: Maurice R. Franks
is President of the National Labor-Management
Editor of its official publication,
Maurice R. Franks
If our government local, state i has a personal liking for pink
and Federal increasingly fails' neckties or that anyone could
to reflect the desires of the true hire him to wear one, even around
majority of our people, the the store. But so long as his
trouble lies not in the form but-J customers are at him for pink
rather In the fact tnat wnat necKties, instead or ties or
might well amount to the do- more conservative hue, he must
" I HE SAYS v"""-' " I'Jfr.XHSSS
I GUY THAT fll-i2C-"
-v. I DOESN'T WANT IISi J'r
Look Who's Talking!
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
Subscription price, $3.00 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
With An Ad
cisive will of the people is less
and less frequently heard from
on election day.
Let's take the case of President
Truman. There is every evidence
that he is under the conscien
tious impression that the Ameri
can people desire his social pro
gram. And it is perfectly logical
that he should harbor such a
notion for in his book he has
an unreliable notion to the ef
fect that a plurality of the voters
gave their votes to him and
thereby publicly endorsed the
very things he stood for. With
the 1'JiS vote a matter oi nis
torical record, doubtless he'd
consider hmself nothing short of
a nasty little double crosser if
he didn't bend every effort to
carry out his pre-election
Being an old haberdasher,
Harry is businessman enough to
appreciate that the first rule of
business is to please his cus
tomers. If it's pink neckties they
want from him, it's pink neckties
tion. The main ground floor will
include a 300-seat auditorium,
class-rooms, music room, hinder,
garlen, library, covered play
areas and principal's offices.
WOULD LOWER RATES
The Mountain States Power
company wants to reduce its
rates so it can compete with the
city of Springfield's city-owned
power system. Application was
made this week by the company
to George Flagg, state utilities
commissioner, who has scheduled
a hearing at Springfield on April
The case is similar to the one
several months ago when Pacific
Power and Light company was
granted a permit to cut rates to
compote with a people's utility
ELIMINATE ASYLUM "BAIL"
When the state board of con
trol found out this week that
the state hospital has been re
quiring relatives to put up $20
deposits for paroles of insane
patients, it abolished the prac
When the hospital paroles a
patient which it thinks might
have to come back to the hos
pital, it makes the relatives put
up n $20 deposit.
Then, if the hospital has to g7
and bring the patient back, it
deducts the cost from the $20 and
refunds the balance to the rela
tives. If the patient does not come
back within a year, the whole
$20 is rciunded to the relatives.
The board took the position
that a parole should be based
soley on the condition of the pa
tient, and not on whether his
relatives have twenty dollars.
Governor Douglas McKay
treed, asserting, "We're not
running a hock shop out there."
YOUNG FOLKS LEARN
OLD-TIME DANCE STEPS
Enough young people to make
up five quadrille sets gathered
ai the American Legion hall in
Heppner Tuesday evening for a
practice dance. They represented
the DcMolay and Rainbow Girls
and the dance was the first of
several to be held in the pro
gram of teaching the old-time
steps in the county.
The Legion donated use of the
hall. Mrs. Clive Huston furnish
ed the music and Harold Erwin
did the calling. The young folks
had a most enjoyable time and
expressed a desire to learn more
of the dances.
PHOTO WINNERS CHOSEN
Don Walker announced Wed
nesday morning that winners in
the recent photo contest held at
the Marshall-Wells store had
been chosen by the Judges. En
tries were made by mothers of
the children and the winners
were as follows: Mrs. Richard
Meador, Heppner, first; Mrs.
I George Driver, Lexington, second,
I and Mrs. Paul Doherty, Heppner,
display plenty of pinks in his
window, if he expects to survive.
Officially, in 1948, the voice of
the people spoke and elected
haberdasher Harry S. Truman to
the Presidency of the United
States. But there was also a voice
that didn't speak: the voice of
that high percentage of the elec
torate that, for one reason or
another, didn't vote. Possibly
that was the actual voice of the
people a voice which might
have changed the course of
events but such a chorus just
doesn t figure in election returns.
The tragedy certainly doesn't
lie in the fact that Harry Tru
man was elected; it lies in the
fact that an administration in
Washington must operate with
so little actual knowledge of the
true will of the American peo
ple. And such a tragedy simply
must not happen again especi
ally in such crucial times as lie
in this country's immediate
oApril's "Birthstone is a
Couldn't be more appropriate or a
better time to buy a diamond than dur
ing our 1950 Diamond Exhibit, March 23d
through April 12th.
Come in soon and let us help you select
a diamond for someone born in April
for their happiest birthday.
.1 l,ll oJ if V, A ' n"re"-oil '"'CI uiuai vun-
"'V v .iZ. , u.,7 scientiously exercise his fran
run imvB mem .. t n chisefirst o( aMi by votin on
oroer mem, oi course: each and every election day-
jnis aoesn i iur a niumeni im-; DUt, even more important, by
piy mai uie propuciur nunseii , studying all issues and the pos
siomties or all candidates wen in
advance of the day of decision.
we must examine the back
ground of each candidate for
public office with utmost care;
we must find out what he stood
for ten years ago, five years ago.
last year and what he stands
tor today. If his ideas run count
er to our own best conscience,
it Js fatal to give him our vote
just because we like the sound
of his name or the twinkle in
his eye. Our vote must be based
on what he as a man and as
a potential officeholder actually
stands tor or against.
We must use every means of
investigation at our disposal. If
we nave a good voter s League,
we should use it. II we do not
It is up to us to establish one
and one that is non partisan and
which will offer for study the
good points and bad of each
candidate, regardless of his poll
If such a procedure were to be
followed througnout tne length
and breadth of the land, we
shouldn't have those millions of
silent voices on a day when
every eligible voice should be
Unless and until the voice of
the people is the voice of a true
majority, not even the politicians
themselves will be aware of
clear-cut directive and will
meanwhile content themselves
with functioning in accordance
with what they believe to be the
Voice of the people, as recorded
by the vote of the people,
MARCH 21-AYtil 12
Heppner Ph. 112
Th DcdlM PhM Mil
114 E. 2nd It
"We Go Anywhere.Anytlm"
Malapportionment can easily
be the result of reapportionment.
That's why past legislators have
shied away from the constitu
tional requirement that reappor
tionment of the legislature tc
made every ten years.
Proponents of the plans we
may expect to vote on at tne
November election seem at great
variance. They talk of their plan
more than of the working of
m m w
Governor McKay's committee
on job apportionment will meet
in Portland tomorrow to report
progress on plans to relieve the
usual winter curtailment of jobs.
This will be their fourth meet
ing. The first trial balloon was
sent up in Lane county this
month when tne local cnamoer
of commerce and labor unions
demonstrated how to make a fast
start. Up there a board is func
tioning that is made up of 20
members; 8 trom me cnamner,
from AF of L and 4 from l IU,
with these sixteen members
electing 4 more members. It
seems like a good pattern for
other counties to follow.
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
P. V. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of Electrical Work
New and Repair
Shop phone 2253 at Willow &
Chase Streets. Kes. Phone 2542
By Day or Contract
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
TEST CITY LICENSE LAW
The outcome of a case started
in a Salem court this week will
hp followed with interest by all
Oregon cities having laws licens
ing canvassers or soiiciiors. in
surance salesmen and the com-
nanies thev represent will at
tack the validity of the Salem
licensing act. Arrangements tor
a test case brought about the
arrest of an Insurance salesman
who was booked on a charge oi
soliciting without a license.
Insurance men, as well as
those engaged in the sale of
real estate, contend tnat state
statutes cover their operations
and that there Is no legal basis
for demanding a city permit
with a $10 license fee attached.
Tax-free federal property In
Oregon has an estimated value
of $574,370,510, according to a re.
nort Issued this week by Tax
Commissioner Robert D. Maclean.
in charge of the assessment and
The compilation does not In
clude properties of the Bonne
ville power administration, Tim
berline Lodge on Mt. Hood, or
the navy's mothball fleet at
It is virtually Impossible to
ascertain what federal bureaus
have control of certain lands, tax
department officials report.
There is no central agency in
Washington with knowledge of
the ownership of various proper
ties in the several states.
NEW SCHOOL FOR BLIND
Plans for an estimated $300,000
school building at the blind
school in Salem were approved
this week by the state board of
control. The present building
has been declared unsafe by W.
P. Ropel, Salem fire chief.
Funds for the construction will
come from the state building ac
count. Designed to handle 100
students, the structure will be
of brick and concrete construe-
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
J. O. PETERSON
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Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 41 h Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. at Civic Center
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Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
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