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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, April 13, 1950
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People Are Funny
The tremendous sums o( money that go out
from the small towns and villages of the land
each year in the form of federal income tax
would suffice to make must of the local im
provements, such as resurfacing the rough streets,
building sewer systems, school buildings, hospi
tals, parks, and caring for the cemetery, to men
tion a few. But the idea seems to be growing that
we must send our money to Washington to have
the planners spend it for us and the result is that
the streels continue to get rougher, the cemetery
gets insufficient care and. as in the case of Hepp
ner, we don't have a sower system and a new
school building and will not have these things
unless we all dig down deep in our pockets and
bring up a few more shekels w hich by right should
go towards improving our individual properties,
or to otherwise elevate our standard of living.
The funny thing about it (if such a serious
situation can be deemed funny) is that we go
right on paying in these vast sums to the federal
government and the idea has not occurred to us
that we might do those things for ourselves that
we look to the federal government to do for us,
knowing full well that there is a chance for only
a small portion of the tax money returning for
whatever the planners might deem worthy of their
consideration. A local bond isue for some needed
improvement looks mighty big, yet it is possible
that the income tax checks mailed out of Heppner
in one year would go a long ways in financing
the sewer project. Or the money mailed out of the
school district would to a large degree account
for a new grade building. Of course the govern
met has to have money to carry on its business,
but if the government would get back to the
principle that it is the servant of the people and
that the people are not its servants, it would re
quire much less in the way of federal taxes.
The concluding paragraph of an editorial in the
Barnesville, Ohio, Enterprise, sums it up in this
manner: 'The situation is like a church that spent
all of its money on foreign missions and didn't
have enough to pay the preacher or buy coal."
Driver Training Gets Results
High school driver training courses, originally
aimed solely at teen agers, have had the effect of
improving adult driving habits and consequently
the traffic safety of entire communities. This im
pact, especially in smaller cities, was brought out
in a survey by the Chevrolet Motor Division which
is cooperating with the American Automobile As
sociation by making 2.500 training cars available
An instructor of a Louisiana high school puts
it this way: 'Take, as an example, the matter of
proper hand signals. Before our course was or
ganized, we were a town of non-signalers. Since
our' students were taught to signal, the practice
has become customary with nearly all drivers."
Latest available figures show ten per cent of
all traffic accidents, or 8S4.500, are caused by
failure to signal or improper signals.
The oAmerican Way
From Minnesota comes this comment: "High
school training has sold safer driving to adults.
Parents hear their children discussing the course.
They come and ask questions. A lot of them want
instruction, even though they've been driving a
car for years."
These are typical quotes from the survey re
port and show plainly that the course is getting
results. It is so full of merit that it should be
included in the high school course to train the
young people as they arrive at the age when they
are permitted to drive cars. The natural tendency
of the younger people to show what they have
learned would have far-reaching results in the
spread of better driving knowledge among the
An opportunity to secure a dual driver car was
given the local school a few years ago but there
seemed to be no one available at that time to
take the two weeks required for the special train
ing and nothing came of it. With the highways
and streets becoming more and more crowded
with automobiles the demand for training is more
pressing than ever.
Criticism Just and Unjust
Any fair minded citizen holding a position of
public trust knows that he is subject to criticism
although he may be exercising his honest and
conscientious judgment in all matters entrusted
to his administration. Being thus fortified he is
prepared to accept constructive criticism, the type
that points out the error in his judgment and
offers a better plan of action. That is just criticism.
Unjust criticism usually comes from the mouths
of the uninformed from those who through ig
norance or unwillingness to properly inform them
selves, engage in a whispering campaign, which,
whether intentional or not, injures the reputation
of those elected to administer public business as
well as putting a big question mark after every
thing they do. This has a tendency to reduce the
efficiency of the official set-up. It lessens the
value of the money expended, making govern
ment operation more costly and this is reflected
in higher taxes and who helps pay this in
crease? Why, the guy who by his unjust criticism
has helped create the situation.
The place to register complaint is directly with
the officials upon whose shoulders is placed the
blame for ills, imagined or real. Any citizen who
has a just complaint to make will not hesitate
to make it in the right place. It is the fellow who
likes to sound off on the street or in public places
where he won t be apt to meet face to face with
the accused who is guilty of creating doubt and
If we want good government, efficient govern
ment, let us be honest with ourselves and with
those whom we elect. Let us find out what we
are talking about before we start talking. And
if we do that it is likely that not once in ten times
will we find anything to holler about.
By George Peck the end "of the second year.
Mass production, developed to Criticism and complaint reached
a high degree under our Ameri- h's b"t he calmly went
can Svstem of Free, Competitive i ahead building his strange ma-
enterprise, is responsime lor ine,"""13- "imney iiau uuirr vir
high standard of living which we
Americans enjoy a standard
which tops any ever enjoyed by
any other people, at any time,
But, if our American Govern
ment had had its way, there is
serious doubt that mass produc
tion would have progressed to
the point which it has reached
today. History records that in
stead of encouraging the indivi
dual who invented the process of
using machinery to manufacture
machinery, the authorities at
Washington went to great lengths
to discourage him just one
more example of governmental
ineptness. Here briefly are the
A few years after our War of
Independence, Europe was in a
state of turbulence due to the
French Revolution. Our own
peace was threatened. Our Gov
ernment belatedly, but finally,
awoke to the realization of its
unpreparedness to defend this
country should the war spread
here. It contracted with Eli
Whitney, a Yankee machinist,
who was just coming into prom
inence for his invention of the
cotton gin, to make ten thous
and muskets, to be delivered
within two years.
Whitney had a firearms fac
tory in Connecticut. He started i facture,
tues in addition to his inventive
genius, among them, patience,
courage and conviction.
Among these odd machines
with which Whitney apparently
was wasting his time, was one to
bore out the barrels, another
to form the stocks and various
others to make all kinds of parts.
men one day, wnen ne was
threatened with losing his con
tract for failure to perform, Whit,
ney filled a bag with miscella
neous musket parts and hied
himself to Washington to con
front the bureaucrats. Dumping
the contents of the bag on a long
table, he told his critics that
there were the. parts for ten
muskets. They were invited to
fit the parts together for ten com
And what do you know? Sur
prise! Surprise! ten excellent
muskets evolved. Whitney had in.
vented the process of using ma
chinery to manufacture machin
ery; turned out from the preci
sion operation of his strange ma
chines, the parts were exactly
alike, standardized and inter
changeable. These parts could be
made at almost incredible speed,
and very little highly skilled la
bor was required. In short, Eli
Whitney had invented the revo
lutionary process ol mass manu
on his big contract in a manner
that convinced the wiseacres that
he was a bit "balmy." The stupid
Whitney had accomplished this
in the face of sharpest criticism
Slow didn". shaking S tZXi?.
ets. Instead, he set about build-.?fe'nw2i ".iff
ing a series of strange machines, U J. tlvl
none of which had any appar- hffnl f 'l"1 )k
ent relationship to the musket. X""" 5" wany
A vear nassed and Whitnev nim' Tnat Perhaps was as much
had noturned Tout a fingle ? gun ! efnt TL
To the unreasoning bureaucratic ! e.xJc,eS !? .TO"ti b"te.t0. .h.!
mind, it was quit obvious that if
he couldn t produce one gun
within the first year of his con
tract, he couldn't be expected to
deliver ten thousand guns by of schedule,
greatest single advance ever
achieved in industrial process.
P.S.: The Government gots its
ten thousand muskets and ahead
YOU'RE IN THE UNION NOW
By Maurice R. Franks that I would be educating my
(Editor's Note: Maurice R. Franks I workers from whose ranks would
is President of the National La- come the union leaders I might
bor - Management Foundation eventually have to deal with.
i wuuia even go a step iunner:
on every bulletin board through
out my plant, prior to a union
meeting, there would appear a
notice urging each and every
one of my employees to attend.
In short, by word and deed in
all my dealings with my em
ployees I would endeavor to con
vey the message of the old adage,
"Whatever you do, do with all
your might; things done by
Observed By Mr.
And Mrs Majeske
One evening last week the
Gene Majeske ranch house was
the scene of a dinner party when
Mr. and Mrs. Majeske and Patty
Majeske were hosts honoring
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
F. Majeske on their 30th wed
ding anniversary. A two tiered
cake decorated with rose buds
and leaves with a big gold
30 in the center was presented
the honorees, as was also a
lovely gift. Those attending were:
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Majeske
and Patricia Majeske and the
honored ones Mr. and Mrs. A. F.
Majeske. A daughter, Mrs. Aud
rey Ansted was unable to be
present as she had returned to
her home in Medford.
Eugene Majeske and Bill Bar
ratt returned Mondav nieht from
Salem where they had gone on
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMillan
and daughter Pat and Cecil
Jones attended the Sunrise Ser
vices in Echo Easter morning.
These services were sponsored
by the uddtellows of Echo.
Mir. and Mrs. Kenneth Peck
and children motored to Eugene
last week end where they visit
ed at the C. M. Urey home, par
ents of Mrs. Peck. They were
accompanied as far as Corvallis
by Mrs. Emma Peck who visited
Mrs. Loto Callaway. Miss Etta
Millett of Astoria was also there.
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and daugh
ter Carole were Lexington visi
tors from The Dalles Easter Sun
day. They took Mrs. Laura Scott
home with them. Mrs. Scott,
mother of Mrs. Jackson, has been
staying at the Sophia Knighten
nome in rone since an uiness
The Lexington Garden club
met at the home of Mrs. M.
I Leonard Tuesday. The main topic
of the program was a plant ex
change. The next meeting will
be May 9 at the Randy Lott
home. Membership in the club Is
open to all interested in gardens.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bloodsworth
and small daughter are living in
the Hermann Wallace home.
Mrs. L. Z. Cantrell returned
Friday from the hospital in
Pendleton where she underwent
major surgery. Mrs. M. Leonard
motored over with Mr. Cantrell
Mr and Mrs. Ellwood Way and
small daughter were guests at
the Dan way nome over me
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Breeding
and Mr. and Mrs. George Irvin
and daughter were Sunday guests
at the Elza Vinson home on But
Mrs. (Wilbur Steaeall motored
to Pendleton on Tuesday taking
June Steagall to her school there
at St. Joseph's academy.
MRS. PETERS DIES
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall re
ceived word Monday of the death
In Portland early Monday morn
ing of Mrs. Joseph T. Peters. Mr.
Duvall was requested to act as a
pallbearer at the funeral which
was held Wednesday in Portland.
She was the widow of Joseph T.
Peters, who had heavy invest
ments in Morrow county property
and for whom Duvall worked for
a number of years. She was past
80 years of age.
and Editor of its official publica
If management desires good
unionism, then it is up to man
agement to help promote good
unionism - especially in those
plants with union contracts.
But what do we find- Manage
ment with its back turned to the
problem! Management, like an
ostrich, with its head in the
Last month it fell to my lot nalves are n'ever done rlght
30 Years Ago
HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES
April 15. 1920
R. W. Turner, Harry Bartholo
mew and Ed Nelll attended a
meeting in Pendleton of wool
growers to discuss marketing. J.
H. Dobbin of Wallowa county
presided at the meeting Tuesday.
Heppner Elks chartered a
special train to run to lone last
Friday evening to attend the
benefit staged by the members
of the order who reside in that
city. The special train was neces
sary because of the poor condi
tions of the roads. Better than
$3"0 was realized.
Frank W. Turner left for Hepp
ner Junction Tuesday where he
will set up his shearing plant on
the Detis place.
(Ed. note: We find one leaf
torn from the file of this date
Local News In Brief
Mrs. Minnie Card, state orga
nizer for the Degree of Honor
Lodge, left the last of the week
for her home in Portland after
spending several days in Hepp
ner on business for the organization.
! Mrs. Rosalia Luccolini and
i Mrs. Joe Shepperd and children
i have returned to their homes in
Sunnyside, Wn. after spending
the Easter weekend here with
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Linder.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hill and
family are in Seattle and Port
land visiting this week with rel
atives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller and
children made a business trip
to Walla Walla and Pendleton
the first of the week.
Weekend guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Estberg were his sister,
Miss Ida Estberg of Portland, Mr.
and Mrs. Burt Cason and sons
and Ellis Cason of Lonerock and
Mrs. Charles Cason of lone.
Miss Wnifred Osten is spend
ing several days in Portland on
business and pleasure.
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Farley
have returned from Condon
where they spent a week visit
ing with their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Monahan and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. George Currin
of Buttercreek and Ralph Cur
rin of Pendleton have returned
from Portland where they spent
several days looking after busi
ness matters. In Newberg, the
("urrins visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Burns.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Turner
returned Thursday evening from
I a honeymoon trip which took
I them to Reno, Nevada, San Fran
' Cisco, and other points of in
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers
drove to The Dalles during the
! weekend to visit friends. They
were overnight guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Riley Munkers In Arlington
during their trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I. Thomp
son and Mrs. Frank W. Turner
motored to Pendleton Wednesday.
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M Try some today
Specially formulated for use in
spray equipment or dipping vats,
hit combination product gives
effective control of almost all of
the injects affecting livestock.
Recommended for sheep, goats,
horses and cattle both young
and mature (except dairy ani
mals). It suspends well and can
be tested for strength at vatside.
For convenience, for effective
ness, for accuracy of mixture,
use Du Pom Livestock Spray
and Dip No. 0. We have it for
We have a fine selection
of Interwoven Socks...
New Patterns . . . New
Colorings . . , Every Inter
woven Sock is a good sock.
Wilson's Mens Wear
The Store of Personal Service.
to act as a judge in a contest of
employee publications a grand
array of high-class printing pro
duced at regular intervals by
divers American companies for
the benefit of their employees.
The printing, as I suggest, was
in most cases really something,
the artwork and layout almost
without exception being worthy
of the flossiest of our national
publications. In a word, the two
hundred or more examples of
slick-paper editing I found my
self pawing and shuffling repre
sented a terrific investment in
time and money.
But aside from a few minor
exceptions, all were as alike as
so many pawns on a chessboard.
And all but one of the two hun
dred missed an extremely impor
tant boat for in the entire ex
hibit, just one publication ac
knowledged the fact that the em
ployees of the company had a
union and that the affairs of that
union were worthy of supporting.
The balance of these curiously
dull slicks devoted themselves to
telling the workers what a grand
bunch of guys were running the
company and the privilege it was
to work for such an outfit!
If we are to have better re
lations between workers and em
ployers, the way is through crea
ting better relations between
unions and management rela
tions based on mutual under
standing, recognition and respect.
To have better labor leaders, all
hands must play a part in de
If I were president of a com
pany whose workers, through
democratic action, had Joined a
union, I would accept the situa
tion at its face value and,
whether considering them right
or wrong in their decision, I
would pitch in and do all I
could to help them build a good
union. I would go so far as to
call a special meeting of em
ployees and tell them that, hav
ing decided to be union men,
they have a duty to be good
union men. I would urge them to
pay their dues promptly and,
above all else, attend their meet
Yes, I would encourage them
to value their membership and
to become an integral part of
their union organization. In their
spare time on my time, if neces
sary I would hold classes for
them with an expert to teach
them how to conduct themselves
effectively in union meetings.
In doing this I would be act
ing on the theory that I was
making a good investment, in
HEPPNER FREIGHT LINE
Arrives at Heppner,
Lexington and Ion
For Pickup or
For pickup, call
Red S White, Heppner
Padberg Tractor, Lax.
Omar Bletmann, Ion
Connecting Carrier for
This, in effect. I would sav to
WE NOW OFFER
for Farmers' Private Passenger Cars.
See us for particulars
TURNER, VAN MARTER I CO.
If you like your union and
think it a good one, strive to
make it a better one. If you do
not like your union and its lead
ership, you and only you
have the power to change the
situation. Through democratic
processes this power belongs to
you. See that you retain it at all
times. For the rest, get in there
and, whenever necessary, put
that power to effective use. You
can't offord to sit back and let
others run your destiny. You've a
duty to perform. Don't shirk, do
it! You're In the Union now.
RESIDENCE GLASS INSURANCE
LOW COST - BLANKET COVERAGE
Added to Your Regular Fire Policy
Let C. A. Ruggles tell you about it
P. O. Box 611 Phone 723
Lexington Oil Co-Op
General Petroleum Products
In Bulk for A. C. Tractors
GAS DIESEL STOVE OIL
Student Body Benefit
Carnival and Dance
"Fiddlin" Joe Wise,
and his Western Swing Quartet
Lexington IOOF Hall
Saturday, April 22
The Fun Begins at 6:00 P. M.
$1.00 PER PERSON
Farmers Air Service
Fertilixers Applied by Airplanes
Make arrangements now for
2-4-D Air Application
Morrow County Grain Growers
Lexington Heppner lone
JOS. J. NYS 1 Call Settles Electric
ATTORNEY AT LAW ,0r MndS f Work
New and Repair
Peters Bldg., Wl low Street u !.,,
6 Shop phone 2253 at Willow &
Heppner, Oregon Chase Streets. Res. Phone 2542
J.O.TURNER r- .
attorney at law Carpentry and
phon. 173 Cement Work
Hotel Heppner Building Bf D
Heppner, Oregon J g, BoHwe
P. W. MAHONEY '
ATTORNEY AT LAW t ,
General Insurance J. O. PETERSON
Heppner Hotel Building Latest Jewelry 4 Gift Goods
Willow Street Entrance Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
, . Repairing
JackA.Woodhall I 'lt,ppner' Tegon
Doctor of Dental Medicine n
office First Floor Bank Bidg. Veterans of Foreign
Phone 23-12 Heppner Wars
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
Dr. L. D. Tibbies at 8:00 p.m. at Civic Center
Physician i Surgeon t
First National Bank Building Turner, Van Marter
Res. Ph. 1162 office Ph. 492 j and Company
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Bl INSURANCE
Trained Nurse Assistant " '
Office in Masonic Building ( "
Heppner, Oregon PhelpS Funeral
Dr. C. C. Dunham Licensed Funeral Directors
Office No. 4 Center St. ( Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
House Calls Made ,.
Home Phone 2583 OH lo 2572 Heppner City
rZ. Cnnnrll fit Pint Monimj
C. A. RUGGLES Representing .UUncil M Month
DM:- c .-. Citizens having matters for
uiame C. ISOtYl discussion, please bring them
Insurance Agency I the council. Phon. 2572 j
Phone. 723 Heppner. Ore. ,
1 Morrow County
N. D. BAILEY Abstract & Title Co.
Cabinet Shop txo-
1 mn ,.,. jt ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
T M-Ti-f hS l!! TITLE INSURANCE
Sewing Machines Repaired otfiM la P.t.r. Bull din
Phone 1485 for appointment V- J
or call at shop.
I J ;
' Morrow County
RICHARD J. O'SHEA. M. D. fnurf mii rint WtdnMdt?
WWUTT 0( Baoh Month
Physician and Surgeon uVXTriZ'.
2 Church Street r.'L'.Th.nid.,. iaray-ror..
Telephone 1152 only.
ALFRED BASRA ( Dr. J. D. PALMER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR DENTIST
2-bedroom (block) house, com- Rooms 11-12
Phon.P4M.e c$onn. Or.. N'o ulW,n
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