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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, October 26, 1 950
RATION At IDITOtlAl'
Disaster Strikes Again
Few communities the size of Heppner can
match this town's record for disastrous conflagra
tions, as well as damage caused by flash floods.
Starting with the flood of 1903, there have been
several large-scale disasters, but following each
one there has been a rebuilding on a bigger and
better scale. The one exception called to mind
was the elevator-warehouse fire of 1949 in which
two plants were destroyed and but one has been
Fires are nothing new to the Heppner Lumber
Company but the shock of losing the big remanu
facturing plant Wednesday evening has left offi
cials and crew somewhat dazed. Until the fog
clears the management will not be in position to
make a definite statement regarding future plans.
Perhaps within a week or so things will have
taken shape so that an announcement can be
made. There is this much that can be said: an
idle plant makes no money. That is cause for
entertaining a hope that the plant will be rebuilt.
Few of us who were living here during the
war days will ever forget the energy with which
the mill manager, Orville Smith, set about to
rebuild the plant destroyed by fire in early 1943.
It was a task that anyone with less ambition and
drive would not have tackled, but Smith never
relaxed until he had assembled a plant, and the
assembling required constant travel to various
parts of the country. Since reconstruction of the
mill there has been a steady program of improve,
ment until the plant was involved in a big-scale
operation. That the planer and factory will be
rebuilt is a matter not only of deep concern to
the company and employes but to the community
as well. It is the earnest hope of all that the
enforced layoff will be of short duration.
Accomplishment Or Promises?
In the present campaign for the office of Gov.
ernor of Oregon the question for the people to
decide is whether to cast the ballot In approval
of an administration that accomplished more
than any other administration in a comparable
length of time, or accept the voluble promises of
a man who as a legislator advocated certain
things but as a candidate for governor has to re.
verse himself in order to capture the support of
certain classes which represent a sizeable vote.
It is a plain case of deciding whether or not to
throw out a business like pay-as-you-go govern
orship that leads to debt clearance or to accept
that leadership and steer the ship of state off the
course towards bankruptcy through the unwise
policy of deficit spending.
Mr. McKay's tenure in office has not been a bed
of roses but his record throughout his political life
has been such that he has not been afraid to
meet the criticism of his detractors. He has work
ed for and advocated those things that in his
opinion were and are best for the state as a whole,
disregarding his own political status or ambi
tions. His fellow workers feel that they can tie
to him and his record proves that he gets things
done because his sincerity inspires confidence and
a desire to work for his program. That, of course,
does not fit in with the pattern set by the national
administration which is endorsed by Mr. McKay's
Mr. Flegel has shown a willingness to make
a right-about-face on a fairly good legislative
record in order to garner votes. It puts him in
rather a bad light and leaves doubt in the mind
of the voter as to his fitness to sit in the chief
It is merely a matter of casting your vote in
favor of continued accomplishment as against
accepting a lot of empty political promises.
A Lesson Never Learned
The modern automobile the 1950 model, for
instance is a wonderful piece of travel equip
ment. The builders have not overlooked any
thing that will make for comfort and, so far as
human ingenuity can devise, have built safety
into their product to a degree heretofore unreal
ized. They are ever mindful of the necessity for
quick, easy control and their engineers have sue.
ceeded to a remarkable degree in bringing to
gether a combination of mechanized devices into
a compact little "house on wheels" to make travel
almost as comfortable and to a degree as safe as
the confines of one's home.
At the same time the builders have installed
in each car a high powered motor an engine rle.
signed to meet all tests of speed and pulling
requirements. It is a wonderful piece of mechan
ism and an invaluable servant so long as treated
gently, or at least with common sense. Treated
otherwise it is dangerous too often an instru
ment of death.
The average modern car is built to take a
cruising speed between 50 and 65 miles per hour
comparatively easy. Not one of them but will
run much faster, but the builders consider speeds
above 65 miles per hour, for instance, as emergen
cies and provide reserve power for such occasions.
Oh yes, there are many drivers who cruise around
80 to 90 miles per hour but their ranks thin faster
than the drivers who take a more conservative
Most of the trouble, we think, is due to the fact
that the car builders know their business and that
far too many drivers have not kept pace with the
trend in car design. They have failed to appre
ciate the potential danger bottled up in a gasoline
motor with a rating of from 85 to 125 or more
horsepower. Vital statistics bear grim testimony
to this fact every day.
The oAmerican Way
THANKS, NORTH KOREA!
By GEORGE FECK
PerhaDs not at the moment,
but sooner or later, this nation
will realize that it owes a debt to
the North Koreans and through
them to the Russians. The Kor
ean affair has served to galvan
ize a disorganized and disunited
America into a purposeful, unit
It will be difficult for those
whose loved ones are shedding
their blood onthe Korean penin
sula to agree with this viewpoint
but as time, the great neaier,
goes on, they will come to realize
that the heroic sacrifices being
made today will not have been
The North Koreans awakened
us to what we should have
known these past four years
the lesson we should have learn
ed from World War II that there
is no appeasing an aggressor who
has given every evidence that he
is out to conquer the world.
We could and should have
stopped the Russians when they
started to gobble up China, but
we were too preoccupied at home
with our march along the road
to statism. We were more inter
ested in listening to the promis
ing politicians preaching their
doctrine of the welfare state, the
while we were abandoning the
ideals of thrift, industry and mo
rality, those qualities that made
us a great nation. We were
bringing upon ourselves disunity
as well as political and economic
We were abandoning our re
publican (not to be confused
with the political party of the
same name) principles. Whereas,
throughout our previous history
we had exalted the individual,
granting him the right to physic
al, mental and spiritual develop
ments, we slowly but surely were
driving to the point where we
would depend upon Government , true sense of its responsibility to
for our every need. "sen ana to tne woria at large,
We were mute and uncom
plaining witnesses as one after
another the Federal Government
was usurping functions formerly
and rightfully performed by the
separate, individual states.. We
encouraged the creation of var
ious and manifold agencies
Washington set up under the
pretext of aiding the individual,
but which in reality were sap
ping him of his right to self-expression
We were serving the God Ex
pediency instead of the greater
God Wisdom, taking heed only
of the immediate present and ta
king no thought of the morrow.
Hands were stretched to Wash
ington, reaching for hand-outs,
thinking not how and when the
bill would be paid and who
would pay it.
But Russia, via North Korea,
has done for us what we couldn't
seem to do for ourselves. Once
again we are beginning to realize
the absolute worth of the indi
vidual. As our sons are offering
up their all, gallantly fighting
against overwhelming odds in
Korea, we at home are united i
our determination to halt the
march of Pagan Communism.
The net result of our procrasti
nation our failure for so long to
realize our duty and do it, is that
now we will have to expand
more in human and economic
assets than would have been ne
cessary had we had the wisdom
and courage to see our obligation
when Stalin first showed his
The job ahead has been made
much more difficult by our self
ish stupidity there will be more
"Blood, Sweat and Tears." but we
will do the job no matter what
the cost. And so, I repeat, we owe
a debt to the North Koreans foT
having awakened America to a
of the nine communities in the
county are busy nominating at
least two farmers for each po
sition. When these ballots have
been completed, they will be
sent to every eligible farmer in
Any person who is participat
ing in the 1950 agricultural con
servation program, wheat loan
program, or who had a contract
with the federal crop insurance
corporation is eligible to vote.
This includes owners, operators,
tenants or sharecroppers. Lists of
eligible voters are being prepar.'
ed and will be used to check
votes cast in the elections.
Delegates to the county con
vention, elected in the commu
nity election, will meet with del
egates from the other communi
ties in the county and elect a
."This grass roots administration
of the farm program is one of the
cornerstones of the program,"
says the county PMA chairman.
"It can be made stronger if ev
ery eligible farmer will vote in
the coming elections and take an
interest otherwise in developing
the program. This year, with so
many problems facing farmers,
it is doubly important that able
men are elected to administer
the farm program."
Oven Meals, Use Of
Preparation of oven meals and
use of electric stoves were stud
ied by two project leaders from
each extension unit, Tuesday, Oc
tober 24 in the home economics
department at the high school.
The training meeting was con
ducted by Maud C. Casswell
county extension agent. Fifteen
leaders attended. Mrs. Casswell
stressed the planning of well
balanced oven meals that are at
tractive and pleasing in texture
and flavor, saving time and ef
fort in preparation of meals.
Four types of oven meals were
discussed. The type of oven meal
where all food was placed in the
oven and taken out at serving
time was demonstrated. Discus
sion was held and demonstrated
on how to place the food in the
oven in order to secure the best
cooked products and to save time
and space. Project leaders that
attended this meeting will return
to their communities and conduct
a meeting on oven meals.
Those attending were Mrs.
Bonnie Vincent and Mrs. Edna
Wetzel, Heppner; Mrs. Muriel
Palmer, Rhea Creek; Mrs. Marion
Brosnan, Mrs. W. E. Hughes, Mrs.
Helen Currin, Lena; Mrs. Viola
Berger, Mrs. W. Huue, Irrigon;
Mrs. Bernice Lott and Mrs. Mer
vin Leonard, Lexington; Mrs. W.
E. Garner, Mrs. Hannah Downey,
Boardman; and Mrs. E. M. Baker
and Mrs. Noel Dobyns, lone.
BAZAAR DATE ANNOUNCED
There will be a cooked food
sale, white elephant table and
silver tea in connection with the
annual bazaar given by the Me
thodist ladies from 2 to 5 p. m.
Saturday, November 18 in the
church parlors. The public is
cordially invited to 'call during
James and Kathleen Orwick
and Marilyn Miller who are at
tending school this year in Walla
Walla came over Friday evening
to spend the week-end with their
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4-H TRACTOR MAINTENANCE
CLINIC SCHEDULED AT OSC
A tractor driving contest and
demonstrations will be" featured
during the week long 4-H tractor
maintenance project leader train
ing clinic scheduled on the Ore
gon State campus the week of
November 5, L. J. Allen, state 4-H
club leader, has announced.
The project sponsors, the Gen
eral Petroleum corporation of Los
Angeles, will provide training .
materials as well as pay expen
ses of leaders who attend the
clinic. Plans call for a training
session for first year leaders No
vember 6, 7, and 8, and a clinic
for second year leaders 8, 9 and
A tractor driving contest will
be featured November 8. The
joint meeting program will also
include demonstrations, 4-H club
organization procedures and pro
gram planning for the leaders. 1 This year the election will be
New leaders may attend the en-Jheld by mail. At the present time
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30 Years Ago
October 28. 1720
Mrs. Charles Osten died at her
home south of Heppner on Wed
nesday, October 20 after a brief
W. T. McNabb, prominent ware
houseman and grain buyer of
lone, died at his home in that
city early Monday following a
Heppner's long-dreamed of
gravity water system is now a
reality. The pressure of the wa
ter in the old system was 20
pounds to the foot. In the new
system the pressure is 55 pounds
Considerable damage resulted
to Emmett Jones' delivery car
Friday when he drove it too near
to the O W locomotive at the de.
Red Cross roll call will start
on Armistice day and will carry
through until Thanksgiving day.
4-H agricultural club members
continue to select steers for their
fat beef projects for the 1950-51'
club year. In addition to the club
members listed in last week's
4-H news, several additional
members have secured steers
during this past week. Ingrid
Hermann, lone, purchased a
Hereford from Irving Mann, Stan
field, and a Shorthorn from Ray
Ferguson, Heppner; George Her
mann, Lexington, Hereford from
Irving Mann, Stanfield; and Du-
ane Baker, lone, Hereford from
Lewis Halvorsen, lone.
A few club members have cal
ves to select yet but the majority
are now on feed. Boys or girls
who wish to feed out steers or
other livestock this year who
haven't selected their animals
should make arrangements for
doing so soon.
The tractor maintenance pro
ject, according to Allen, is the
newest project added to the Ore
gon 4-H club program. About 225
club members are now finishing
their first year of work in the
project. To be eligible to join a
tractor maintenance club, a
member must be 12 years of age
before January 1, 1951.
Election of P. M. A.
Election of Production and
Marketing administration com
munity committeemen and dele
gates to the county convention
for the election of a county com
mittee will be held in Morrow
county during the next three
weeks, L. L. Howton, chairman
of the county PMA announces.
nominating committees in each
Doilgn for Worldwide Friendship
NEW YORK The attractive
suit shown being modeled by Ac
tress Paulette Goddard was made
with the material in a CARE
woolen textile package, which can
be sent to friends or needy per
sons in Europe and Asia.
With the approach of winter,
CARE is asking all Americans to
remember that vast areas of des
perate need still exist overseas,
and that warm suits, dresses and
coats are priced far out of reach
of the average family.
Orders for the $10 woolen tex
tile package can be sent to CARE,
20 Broad St., New York 5, N. Y.,
or any local CARE office In the
country. Delivery is guaranteed
to designated recipients or to fami
lies and welfare institutions (such
as orphanages and schools) chosen
by overseas representatives of
CARE's 26 American member wel
fare agencies according to any
preferences expressed by the donor.
DR. H. S. HUBER
First National Bank Bldg.
Room 116 Phone 2342
That satisfies, Why not let us
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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of Electrical Work
New and Repair
Shop phone 2253 at Willow k
Chase Streets. Res. Phone 2542
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
By Day or Contract
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
J. O. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry & Gift Goods
Watches, Clocks. Diamonds
Expert Watch & Jewelry
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 8:00 p.m. at Civic Center
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Turner, Van Marterl
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House Calls Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
Blaine E. Isom
Phone 723 Heppner. Ore.
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machine Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
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First National Bank Building
Ph.: Office 783, Home 932