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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 14, 1950
Slogan Fully Sustained
Morrow county's 1950 fair and rodeo is now
history and there is little doubt in the minds of
those who are in a position to know that the fair
board's slogan 'The Biggest Little Fair in Ore
gon" has been more than justified. From the
standpoint of attendance at both the fair and the
rodeo and the enthusiasm displayed in the vari
ous features of the five-day show the logical con
clusion is that it was all worthwhile and calls for
sincere praise for all who cooperated in making
it such a success.
It is genuinely satisfactory to note the progress
made by the fair since it was moved out to the
new grounds. Each year has found new build
ings added, new departments instituted and
greatest of all, greater interest manifested on the
part of exhibitors.
Construction of the big new pavilion certainly
was no mistake. Ample room has been provided
for booths and table space for individual and
group exhibits, of which there were many. And
the dance pavilion paid off handsomely, being
only a few dollars (comparatively) short of the
biggest all-time take during a rodeo season.
Further improvement of the building, such as a
hardwood floor, would give the fair boaTd one of
the finest dance pavilions to be found anywhere.
The general opinion prevails that moving the
entire show out to the fair grounds, including the
carnival, was the best move yet made. It didn't
hurt business along the main thoroughfare and
it gave the people a chance to take in everything
without having to run back and forth between
the grounds and town.
Let us repeat that it was a good fair and well
worth the time and effort put into it.'
Another entertainment feature that appears to
be getting hold of the people is the Chamber of
Commerce-County Court sponsored picnic which
was held again this year and which undoubtedly
is now a fixture on the program. The attendance
at the picnic wa almost double that of last year.
Many people residing in the county have not been
aware that the court house park existed or that
if there was one it could be used for such gather,
ings. It has been the desire of the present court
to- have the public make use of the park and it
looks like it will be given more prominence in the
years to come.
An indication of the size of the crowd Satur
day may be found in the consumption of ice
cream, coffee and punch, the items provided by
the sponsors. It required 25 gallons of ice cream
and about 20 gallons each of coffee and punch
this on top of all the goodies the picnickers had
in their baskets.
An otherwise creditable parade was dulled to
some extent by the lack of a sound wagon. With
but one band to head a three or four band parade
and the one band at the head of the procession,
there should be some lively chatter interspersed
with recordings to keep up a steady interest in the
concourse. The people who go to the trouble to
fix up for the parade are entitled to recognition
for their efforts and a jolly crowd of spectators
exudes more warmth. Let us have the sound wa
gon next year, if for no other reason than to keep
up a steady round of music after the band has
passed out of hearing range of the greater part of
the spectator line.
Check The "Liberals"
While the American people have a hearty dis
like for socialism, they may one day wake up
under its yoke, says an exchange.
John T. Flynn, in his book entitled "The Road
Ahead", describes how free societies change to'
some form of socialism. He points out that a
primary step in that change is government oper
ation of key industries such as electric power.
And the highly respected Brookings Institute, in
a factual study of the rise of Hitler and Nazism,
discovered the same pattern first, seizure and
control of key industries. These findings should
be of deep significance to the people of the
United States because there is a definite program
within our country, sponsored by a small clique of
public officials, for government operation of key
industries beginning with the electric industry.
This program coupled with excessive government
.non-defense spending, unless thwarted will lead
Many of the promoters of government spend
ing and nationalization of industry are apparent,
ly not even aware of where they are taking the
country. They are men of good will. They rank
themselves as liberals. They are free with the
tax money of the people and easily accept the
idea of government guidance, support, and coer
cion of the private citizen, supposedly for his own
good. They abhor the brutalities of political
oppression but they are sowing its seeds.
The menace in this situation is well illustrated
in the Southwest. There the public ownership
drive gained added momentum recently when the
Southwestern Power Administration devised a
scheme by which it can circumvent congressional
restrictions on Federal construction of steam-generating
plants and transmission lines that dupli
cate existing investor-owned facilities. Several
states are threatened with this Federal power
monopoly and yet the people in the area are not
aware of the danger. When questioned about it
the farmers in the Southwest expressed strong
opposition to government in the electric business
but only eight per cent of them had ever heard
of the Southwestern Power Administration!
It seems almost incredible that an alien polit
ical philosophy, such as socialism, could creep
up on a people who despise it but that is just
what is hapening at an accelerating pace. It is
time the self-styled "liberals" leading the parade
be asked for an accounting.
"Truman may have read about Martin Van
Buren, who was defeated for the presidency be
cause he refused to spend the public funds."
Centralia, Wash., Chronicle.
"No woder babies cry when they are born into
this world naked and hungry, and find they
already owe the government $1,700." Olney, 111
"Of every dollar Minnesota paid in taxes in
1948, 70 cents of it went to Washington, only 15
cents of it stayed at home in our own local gov
ernment." Ulen, Minn., Union.
The oAmerican Way
LOOK AT SWITZERLAND
By DEWITT EMERY -
Probably some of my readers
will say, or at least think, that
this piece is in bad taste now
that American boys are being
killed every day in the "police
action" in Korea. If so, so be it.
However, to those who feel that
way I'd suggest that they keep
in mind that "police action" or
no "police action", war or no war,
there is still an awful lot of de
bunking which must be done if
this country is to come out of this
ruckus with its form of govern
ment unchanged and its way of
A recent survey of world eco
nomic conditions shows that no
country in the world is in a
stronger position than Switzer
land. It is the only country in the
world which has its currency
backed 100 percent by gold. In
fact, the Swiss gold holding per
capita is more than three times
as great as in the United States.
How has it been possible for
Switzerland, completely surroun
ded by countries which have had
recurrent wars, to remain neutral
whereas the United States which
is more than three thousand mil
es away has been involved in two
European wars and is now well
on its way to being very seriously
involved in another one?
Maybe part of the answer is
that Switzerland has defied ever
rule which the American inter
nationalists say must be followed
by a modern state in order to
maintain peace and promote
Switzerland is not a member of
the United Nations. Out of cour
tesy to this country it joined the
Marshall plan but it never took
a dime of American money. It
did not become a partner in the
European payments plan set up
by the recipient nations under
the Marshall plan. It did not be
come a member of the Council
of Europe. It did not join the
Bretton Woods world bank or
monetary fund. It is not a party
to the North Atlantic military
alliance or of the mutual assist
Switzerland does not have any
government supported plans or
devices to promote free trade.
Switzerland is a true Republic,
has been for 600 years, and keeps
open frontiers for both imports
and exports. It is the only capital
exporting countTy in Europe and
its exports capital not on the ba
sis of government hand-outs but
rather on sound business terms.
Switzerland imports more than
it exports and pays the excess in
cash instead of crying, like its
neighbor countries, over "dollar
shortages"'or inability to balance
The Swiss did not devalue their
currency last September when
their European neighbors did.
Instead they maintained the par
ity of the Swiss franc with the
dollar, which has existed since
1936 even though this had the
effect of increasing the price on
Swiss exports by 43 percent. Swit
zerland has met this problem by
sustained production of high
grade capital goods which Eu
rope and the world badly need.
Under a free competitive econ
omy the Swiss work while their
socialist competitors mess around
with rules, regulations, export
and import controls, the devising
of plans and the setting up of
goals which are never met.
Those who swallow the inter
nationalists' bait that only the
government can promote prosper,
ity and that only through con
stant dealings with international
agencies and through interna
tional agreements and alliances
can peace and stability be main
tained would do well to take
not one but several long looks at
Switzerland and its accomplishments.
Mace Gay has come from Van
couver, Wash, to make his home
and is now employed by Howard
Keithley as a carpenter's helper.
A nephew of Mrs. Wm. French
and Walter Gay, he is making
his home with his aunt.
The Shelby Graves family vis
ited their daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jen
sen, in Kalispel, Mont., last week.
They left on Labor day and re
turned on Friday.
I U 1 1 II I I
I M n MM Ml I
Enjoy the cities and the countryside
of tha East in the delightful fall sea
son. En route visit Bun Valley, owned
and operated by Union Pacific
You have your choice of Pullman or
coach accommodations. Lounges . . .
delicious dining; car meals.
Three trains dally fo and from
the East . . . fast schedules . . .
"CITY OF PORTLAND"
Lt hi hlp plan your trip
SOI to l:M p.SL Mends threes FrMsyt
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30 Years Ago
September 16, 1920.
Ben Buschke, who owns exten.
sive farm lands in the Cason
canyon neighborhood adjacent to
Rhea creek, suffered a loss of
$4000 by fire Tuesday afternoon.
Carl Richard Peterson and Miss
Alverta Wilcox were united in
marriage by Rev. B. S. Nystrom
A light pole at the highway's
edge back of the school grounds
on the turn was shaved off close
to the ground Saturday night
when a big six-cylinder car hit
it full ahead. The car was badly
damaged but the occupants were
only bruised and shaken.
Heppner public schools opened
Monday with a good enrollment,
84 students in the high school.
The grades were well filled with
the primary grade filled and
running over. An extra teacher
could be used.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ora E,
Adkins a daughter on Tuesday,
Born in The Dalles on Mon
day, Sept. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. W
G. McCarty, a son weighing 8
Mrs. Minnie Furlone and child
ren have moved into town from
their Eight Mile farm home and
the children will attend school.
Kobert Notson and his sister
Miss Mary Notson were passen
gers Saturday for Salem after
spending the summer vacation
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. E. Notson. They are enrolled
at Willamette university.
Mrs. A. G. DeVore and daugh
ters Cecil and Loye departed for
t-ugene Friday where the young
ladies will enter upon their sec
ond year at the University.
County Clerk Waters issued a
marriage license Saturday to Ol
iver Potter and Agnes Anderson,
young people of Eight Mile.
Wheat was strong in this vi
cinity last Friday. Ralph Jackson
of Lexington sold 10000 sacks of
Turkey Red to a local buyer at
$2.30'4 per bushel.
ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL
Holy Communion 8 a. m.
Church school 9:45 a. m.
Morning Praver and sermon 11
Holy Communion .Wednesday
at 10 Friday at 7:30 a. m.
Choir practice Thursday 8 p. m.
Mrs. Jessie Batty and son Gil
bert were over from Kimberlv for
the week-end and were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ogletree,
Deadline For Crop
Insurance Sept. 30
Farmers interested in obtain
ing Federal Crop Insurance this
year are urged to give the matter
immediate attention, says L. L.
Howton, chairman of the county
PMA committee. If wheat farm
ers could buy seed wheat guar
anteed to return at least the cost,
thy would be willing, likely, to
pay double for the price of non
guaranteed seed. The chairman
said that the federal crop insur
ance program offers the farmer
a much better proposition. He
seeds non-guaranteed wheat in
the regular manner that pays the
equivalent of (in most cases
less) the cost of the seed to the
Crop Insurance corporation and
"come hell or high water" he
knows that he will not only get
back the cost of his seed but
also the approximate cost of pro
ducing his crop.
Howton points out that more
than 50 percent of the wheat
farmers in Mrorow county are
planting "guaranteed" wheat bv
carrying federal crop insurance.
Many of these farmers have car
ried the insurance for seven or
more years without a croc loss
and are now receiving a 25 per
cent reduction in premiums. A
great many of the other insured
farmers have been paid for loss
es in one or more of the years
in which they have carried the
The last day for obtaining this
insurance is September 30. For
further information inquire at
the local PMA office in Heppner.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
All members of the American
Legion auxiliary are reminded
that the season's activities will
start at 8 o'clock Tuesday eve
ning, September 19, at the Legion
Horses Show Gain
In Numbers as Well
The 1950 Morrow county fair
saw a substantial increase in the
number of horses exhibited as
well as a noticeable improve
ment in their quality, according
to Merle Becket, president of the
Wranglers. Showmanship contin
ued to improve as experience is
gained and it was generally be
lieved tnat the exhibition of the
horses is destined to become
more prominent in fairs to come.
Herewith is the outcome of the
Colts and fillies foaled in 1950:
1st Altha Kirk; 2nd, Newt O'Har
ra; 3rd, Ralph Beamer.
Yearlings foaled in 1949: 1st
Merlyn Robinson; 2nd, Silver
Star Pony Ranch; 3rd Ralph
Stallions: 1st, Merlyn Robin
son; 2nd, Bill Smethurst; 3rd,
Mares and colts: 1st Archie
Murchison; 2nd, Ralph Beamer;
3rd, Frank Turner.
Parade horse: 1st, Altha Kirk;
2nd, Merlyn Robinson; 3rd, Bet
Shetlands up to 42 inches: 1st,
Silver Star Pony Ranch; 2nd Sha
ron Bunch; 3rd Jerry Anderson.
Shetlands 42 inches and up: 1st
Judy Thompson; 2nd, Geraldine
Swaggart; Janet Thompson, 3rd.
Other ponies: Silver Star Pony
Ranch, Barbara Steagall, rider;
Silver Star Pony Ranch, Dickie
Sherer, rider, and third, Larry
Due to the shortage of time
and two major events, the low
hurdle and the quadrille were
cancelled. The Wranglers club,
sponsor for this division of the
fair, felt that the event was car
ried off satisfactorily and that
much valuable experience was
gained which would serve to im
prove future exhibitions of this
Jack Ployhar has returned from
Alaska where he has been em
ployed for several months
I.O. O. F.Hall
The Star Dusters
$I.OO per person, tax included
Sat'day, Sept. 16
DR. H, S. HUBER
First National Bank Bldg.
Room 116 Phone 2342
That satisfies. Why not let us
fill that next printing order?
HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES
AS RUSSIA SEES IT
The latest March of Time film
"As Russia Sees It" presents an'
illuminating and timely analy
sis of the world situation today,
irom the viewpoint of the Krem
lin at Moscow and will be shown
at the Star Theater Tuesday and
Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 20 in
addition to the advertised pro
The film carefully evaluates
the opportunities for conauest as
Joseph Stalin and his Soviet
henchmen see them, and shows
why the Russians chose to take
action now in Korea rather than
Deterred on one hand .by U. S.
superiority in atomic weapons,
hut encouraged by his own mili
tary might, Stalin weighed the
cost of aggression in a half dozen
coveted areas adjacent to the So
viet Union's snhere of control be
fore deciding upon Korea as the
scene ot his first "local action."
The March of Time granhicallv
analyzes, as Stalin has done, the
chances for Soviet success in
each of these localities.
Stalin was unwilling to risk all
out war, the film points out, and
though he was taken by surprise
when the U. S. unexpectedly
threw its armed strength into the
Korean tight, he welcomed the
opportunity to test his own wea
pons, against the latest develop
ed in America at North Korea's
risk rather than his own.
In "As Russia Sees It" the
March of Time also shows how
the U. S. is meeting the chal
lenge in Korea the mobilization
of manpower and industry; the
reactivation of planes, tanks,
and ships laid up since the end
of World War II; and the actions
which the U. S. is takinu with
other members of the United Na
tions to check permanently the
aggressions of Stalin and his
Special attention is also called
to the feature picture playing on
these dates. THe HASTY HEART
is one of the outstanding films
in release today.
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