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Heppner Gazette-Times, Thursday, June 1, 1950
One Field Not Overdone
Parents as well as graduates should give
some thought to the statement made by Lyle
Johnson relative to openings for graduates in the
world of employment. Aside from the fact that
our young people should strive to give them
selves further preparation to compete in a fast
moving world, they should investigate all fields
of employment in an endeavor to settle upon a
voca'ion that has not reached the saturation point.
It is not encouraging to high school grad
uates to learn that approximately 500,000 college
graduates will be cast upon the world this month,
a business world that in many of its branches the
saturation point has been reached. Of the nu
merous branches of learning and other Industry
mentioned by Mr. Johnson, one field offers im
mediate emplojment and that is in the grade
schools of the country. There are three positions
open to on 3 available teacher at this time. The
percentage of high school graduates planning to
enter college is comparatively small and when
it is boiled down to those planning to enter the
teaching p.-ofession, particularly in the grade
school division, the prospect is not bright for
meeting the demand in the foreseeable future.
Many more young people could enter the
teacher training schools if they but had the
courage to make the start. Four years may seem
a long time ahead when looking into the future,
but it is all too short for the busy student who
knows he will be rewarded as soon as he is
armed with the proper credentials.
It is not known how many of the twenty
young women in the 1950 graduating class of
Heppner high school plan to go to college. Those
who have thought it out no doubt have made
their choice of school and vocation. There must
be several others who should give serious con
sideration to the matter of becoming teachers.
Opportunity lies ahead for them to do a great
service to the cause of education and besides the
pay is good. Think is over, young people.
Hike Taxes or Cut Costs Is
Uncle Sam's Problem
To help American families solve their money
problems the United States Government is cur
rently issuing at least one pamphlet showing
people how to keep household spending within
the bounds of family income.
Hut here is what the Council of State Cham
bers of Commerce finds Uncle Sam is doing in
his own Federal household:
'I he Federal Government will spend about
$513 billion more this year than the $362 billion
it will collect in revenues. It is expected to do sub
stantially the ame thing in 1951.
In only two years out of the last 20 (in 1947
and 1948) has the Federal Government balanced
its budget by living within its income. In that
time the public debt has risen from $17 billion
to $258 billion.
To return to a balanced budget, the Council
finds the Federal Government may do one of two
things: either increase taxes or reduce spending.
But taxes of one kind or another are already
taking more than a quarter of the people's income.
And as to reducing Federal spending, the
question always asked is, "Where?" Two senators,
Harry F. Byrd of Virginia and Paul Douglas of
Illinois, have offered some detailed answers to
that $64 ques'icn with respect to the 1951 Federal
Senator Byrd, among other things, would
eliminate 250,000 civilian jobs in non-military
agencies, lop off another 80,000 civilians from
military establishment payrolls, reduce public
work outlays by $1 billion, and withhold Con
gressional fpproval from most of the 34 new
spending programs recommended by the presi
dent in his 1951 budget.
DENIES WATER RAID
It is important that the people
of Oregon realize the true sources
of plans to divert water outside
their state boundaries
No public water official in Cal
ifornia is' advocating the scheme
to divert the waters of the Colum
bia or Snake rivers to California.
This was the claim made by
James H. Howard, general coun
cil for the metropolitan water
district of California to the Salem
Capital Journal this week.
He puts the blame for the idea
of tapping Pacific Northwest
rivers to irrigate California desert
wastes and raise the depleted
water tables under the citrus or
chards on the United States de
partment of the interior.
"California's only interest in
water sources outside the state
is in the Colorado river. The
people of California have built
adequate svstems and canals at
Senator Douglas' long list of budget-paring . their won expense to bring Co-
proposals includes one to reduce excessive vaca- j jtaSllT.
tion privileges of Federal employees. Both sena- ernment provide for the diversion
tors see large , av.ngs opportunities in the adoption ! g erfatpth5
pf the Hoover Commission s recommendations for to increase that amount.
iij.., ,.,.Qmni n,,nmJ "Any protest against the di
The Federal Government is the world's
number one publisher. Its printing costs amount
to more than $55 million annually. It prints and
distributes such masterpieces as "Interaction of
Sex, Shape and Weight Genes in Watermelons,"
"MiSL-netting for Birds in Japan," and "Habits,
Food and Economic Status of the Bandtailed
Because ot the red tape surrounding Federal
civil service it is almost impossible to discharge
incompetent help. For example, it required 27
months to discharge one inefficient stenographer,
On the other hand turnover in Government per
sonnel amounts to 25 per cent yearly.
A farmer wrote a letter to the Department of
Agriculture seeking advice on the best type of
fertilizer to use on his soil. He received answers
from five separate offices and all the answers
were different and contradictory.
"One of the things we have to be thankful
for is that we don't get as much Government as
we are paying for." Charles F. Kettering.
"Fellows who drive with one hand are usually
headed for the church aisle. Some will walk
down it; others will be carried." Anon.
"The world is moving so fast thjese days that
the man who says it can't be done is generally
interrupted by someone doing it." Anon.
Milt: "What did the three Russians say when
they arose from the dinner table?"
30 Years Ago
HEPPNER GAZETE TIMES
' June 3, 1920
A quiet wedding took place in
this city this afternoon when
Lera, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Githens, became the bride
of Spencer Crawford.
Miss Doris Mahoney left on
Friday for Seattle where she will
visit with her sister, Miss Vera
Mahoney, who is a student at
the University of Washington.
Annabel, younger daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner, re
ceived a fractured collar bone one
day last week when she was
thrown from a horse she and her
sister Jeannette were riding.
M. J. and Ostin Devin this
week sold their 1040 acre stock
ranch at Parker's Mill to J. R.
Jackson, a Lexington wheat
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Nolan F. Lawson in this city Sat
urday, May 22.
The -cattle and horse raisers of
Oregon held their seventh an
nual convention in the center of
the cattle country of southeastern
Oregon, Burns, and report the
best meeting ever held.
Memorial day was fittingly
ooserveq in Heppner last satur
Rat witS Both
ftatt without Bath . . $2.00 up ,
In tho Htart of the
Theatre and Shopping District
BROADWAY AND WASHINGTON
day morning. The program was
prepared by the local Women's
Relief Corps. A parade started
at the court house and wended
its way, led by the band, to the
rair pavilion wnere a crowd that
Dackpft thf hnilHintr awraitoH
them. The address of the day was
given by S. E. Van Vactor.
Three thousand people attend
ed the barbecue and picnic at
noaraman last Monday, in cele
bration nf thp RnflTflman npnlftt
after three years of growth and
development under the West End
Mr. and Mrs. W A PiharHcm
and Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Mahoney
speni last rnaay in London at
tending the races.
Miss Leatha Smith, local tele
phone exchange manager, left
today for Prineville to visit her
parents. She is on annual vaca
tion. W. V. Crawford came in from
Portland Monday to spend Dec
oration day with relatives.
A WORD OF APPRECIATION
I want to express my heartfelt
thanks to the Eastern Star, and
to all my friends in Heppner
and throughout the county for
the words of comfort and cheer
and for the flowers and other
gifts sent me during my recent
illness. You have all been very
thoughtful and kind.
Miss Annie Hynd.
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
version of Oregon water into Cal-
uornia should be directed toward
the bureau of reclamation."
FIELD ADVENTURE DAYS
In recognition "of the good
deeds and influences of those
among us who make continuous
contributions of energies and per
sonalities toward the betterment
of the lot of their less fortunate
fellows," Governor Douglas Mc
Kay designated the week of June
3rd as Field Adventure Week.
"The following biblical quota
tion, said tne governor, sums
up my feelings on the subject.
. "Pure religion and undefiled
is this, To visit the fatherless and
widows in their affliction."
STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CHECK
A great many more drivers
were operating without proper
licenses tnan omciais suspected
And there is going to be some
thing done about it.
In a series of one-hour-a-dav
traffic checks, Salem oolice have
apprehended an average of 28
drivers a day without valid dnv
The checks, which were started
ten days ago bv Chief Clvde A.
Warren, of the Salem force, have
not only been successful in lo
eating many license evaders but
also have uncovered several cases
of law violation of more serious
','A petty law violator more
often than not, is a potential
criminal and most always has
warped ideas on law observance.
He fails to recognize and evaluate
that laws and laws enforcement
are protecting him," said Chief
Local police in other Oregon
cities will be asked to conduct
traffic checks using the Warren
method, said Deupty Secretary of
State William E. Healy Monday.
NEW INSURANCE COMPANY
Ex-Governor John H. Hall and
Twenty-five county Balanced
Plan" committees are racing the
June 30 deadline for legislature,
reapportionment petitions, it was
announced in Salem this week.
A. spokesman for the Non-partisan
committee for Balanced Ap
portionment said that petitions
are coming in but it will be a
tough battle to get 30,000 signa
tures in time. Organization of
committees in the remaining
counties is being rushed to com
pletion. State Senator Philip Hitchcock,
"Balanced Plan" committee mem
ber of Klamath county is quoted
as saying, "The problem of re
apportionment is the most serious
threat to Oregon outside of war
Marshall Swearingen. Salem,
speaking for the state committee
said, "The people of Oregon are
beginning to wake up to the fact
that if the 'Population Plan' goes
through, voters in a large part
of the state will be defranchized
The 'Balanced Plan' is designed
to prevent domination of the
state by one population center
and give the voter a voice every
where in Oregon."
The "Balanced Plan" spokes
man said that this is the first
attempt by rural people to pro
tect their vote by initiative peti
tion. In view of the obvious need
for reapportionment we have
brought out the "Balanced Plan
as a fair solution to the problem
rather than be "against" the
Counties with active 'Balanced
Plan' committees at present are;
Bauer, Benton, Clatsop, Colum
bia, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Gil
liam, Harney, Hood River, Jeffer
son. Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lin
coln. Malheur, Morrow, Multno
mah, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla,
Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington.
Among the former residents re
turning for Decoration day were
Mrs. Mabel Hughes of Milton,
Mrs. Bertram Warren, Dr. W. G.
Hughes and Mrs. and Mrs. Rhea i
Luper of Walla Walla.
Mary Evelyn, daughter of Mrs.
Mildred Tucker, visited a few
days in Stanfield with her grand
mother, Mrs. Mary Tucker. She
returned to her home Tuesday.
Clarence iscrivner drove up
from The Dalles Tuesday morn
ing to spend the day clearing
the lot and decorating the graves
of his parents.
PLEASE contact me for the ex
change of gray coats mis
placed at Spray Rodeo dance
Saturday night. Nira E. Knox,
Fossil, Oregon. 11c
associates, who are organizing
the Pacific States Fire & Indem
nity Insurance company, have
been granted a year to sell stock
in the new company by Robert
layior, state insurance commls
The new corporation had been
approved May 17 by Corporation
Commissioner Maurice Hudson.
NEW REAL ESTATE MEN
The state real estate board held
examinations in Salem last week
for brokers and salesmen which
were the last for this fiscal year.
Six applicants took the exam
ination for brokers with four
passing and two failing to pass.
Forty-five applicants took the ex
amination for salesman with 42
passing and only 4 failing to
The next examination will be
in Salem in mid-July.
FRYERS FOR SALE Pressed or
alive. Write Mrs. Alex Hunt,
f Ki t.KS For SALJ Dressed or
alive. Leave orders at Alice's
Beauty Shop or phone 37F14,
lone. Mrs. U. Hermann, lltfc,
Saturday June 3
Lexington IOOF Hall
$1.00 Per Person
of Walla Walla
LUNCH AT MIDNIGHT
U. PandN. P.
39 SW Doilon Avenue
Jf Call Jp tykw&ti,
A boutoniere for Dad, bouquet
for the bride ... for the hostess.
So many special occasions in
June call for flowers the gift of
thought, taste and beauty! Our
fresh, equisite flowers and artistic
arrangements are sure to delight!
atfefLpneSi tflcuueb Shop
The oAmerican Way t
By Morton Clausen
(Editor's Note: Morton Clausen
was for many years publisher
and editor of a weekly-newspaper.)
America is experiencing a fa
talistic gloom, expressing itself
in "What's the use!"
"What's the use of working
harder, the government takes
most of it anyway!
"What's the use of economic
planning, we're going to have
another depression soon!
"What's the use of talking
about peace, we're going to have
a third World War that's going
to wipe all of us from the face
of the earth!"
Let's not kid ourselves by say
ing it is war nerves repercus
sion from the recent world con
flict because we have had other
wars, after which we resolutely
set to work to make this a better
world for ourselves and for
We are suffering from a bad
case of defeatism because we
have created a huge and power
ful central government that is
encroaching upon our rights and
privileges as free and independ
ent citizens. We have erected a
false god, and now we are seek
ing to escape from it.
Another reason for our present
state of mind is that we have
had thrust upon us a world
leadership we are neither train
ed for nor desired. - Repeated
bungling in the international
realm has made us lose some of
the rough and ready assurance
which has heretofore been the
forte of America in action.
Lastly, there is the still more
important but seldom mention
ed reason for our pessimistic
gloom: We have changed from
a dynamic to a passive patriot
ism a direct result of concentra
tion of power from the individual
to a centralized government.
This, coupled with the fact that
we are no longer masters of but
being mastered by government,
iias robbed us of faith in the
validity of government action in
the international as well as
Thus we have reached the
crucial stage in American history
where we must either do an
"about face" and recoup what
we have lost, or continue inef
fectually, at home and abroad,
leaving our fate in the lap of
America has never had what
is known as a theoretical politi
cal philosophy, expressed it in
action. The primary element of
that philosophy has been indivi
dual freedom. Upon that element
we have lived and built a sound,
energetic people and a wealthy,
powerful, flexible nation.
As a people of action we wrap
ped our political philosophy in
the smallest possible package
for easy vest pocket reference
the Constitution and Bill of
Rights. Here we had a few
simple, direct rulps of guidance
that we could live and die by.
They left room for freedom of
action, for imagination, for in
dividual interpretation, for
growth and expansion, and for
the emergence of the highest po
tentialities in the individual's
and the nation's conscience.
But, more than that, they were
the honor system under which
the individual was enabled to
forge a slowly emerging philos
ophy of right and wrong that
transcended anything man has
ever devised in a political philos
ophy. What has happened to that
vestpocket edition of political
philosophy? It has been so water
down confused and confounded
hy bureaucratic edicts, proclama
tions, commands, prohibitions,
orders, manifestos and laws that
no self-respecting and self-reliant
individual would ever deign, to
trust it. for guidance to conduct.
This, then, becomes our su
preme mission as partiotic
Americans: We must cast aside
the shackles of inconsequentials
and return lo the purity of the
simple political philosophy of
true constitutional form of a
JOS. J. NYS
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