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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, November 23, 1950
He Served His Community
It is a mark of distinction to be recognized as
an outstanding citizen of one's community and
state to be remembered as one who served his
community well. In that respect one will be re
membered for many years to come for the desire
to be of use to his town, his county, his state, and
in the broader sense, his country, and the capac.
ity for relizing that desire are in themselves suf
ficient grounds for making such a man an out
standing citizen. Such a man was E. B. Aldrich,
late editor of the East Oregonian. He had certain
definite principles for the conduct of his own life
and the affairs of the publishing house with
which he was associated throughout his business
career and he stuck by those principles through
thick and thin. Throughout his period of serviec
as editor of the East Oregonian he was guided by
a patriotic motive for his town and for the terri
tory served by his newspaper. He worked zeal
ously for those things which in his judgment
would build up the district, for he believed that
those things which were good for the district were
likewise good for Pendleton. He worked for the
McNary dam and lived long enough to see the
project well on its way to reality. He served
eight years as a member of the state highway
commission and saw the results of his efforts in
more miles of improved roads for Eastern Oregon,
as well as elsewhere over the state. He saw his
town triple in population and become an active
The news of his sudden passing Saturday night
was both surprising and shocking. But there was
a tone of familiarity about the article telling of
his going which those knowing him best could
appreciate to the full he spent his last day
attending to his regular duties in his usual
The Food' Outlook
In a recent address, Secretary of Agriculture
Brannan made some enlightening remarks on the
"The nation's superb food production rules out
any need at this time for a system of foodcon
trols," he said. "Industry and government, work
ing together with the support of farmers and
consumers, can take steps which may avert the
need for controls. Certainly we can ease the ne
cessity and fight a delaying action against the
inflationary forces which are likely to make food
the pressure point in our economy. It is our job
to see that we are strong enough at this point to
absorb the pressure of increasing demand when
more purchasing power moves into the food
"The best informed judgment at our command
forecasts an upward trend in over-all food prices.
But the rise will be held to moderate size by the
ample supplies of food on hand and by the equal
ly real fact that meat prices are going down.... It
is worth noting that the price spurt which came
on the heels of the Korean outbreak occurred at
the year's low in livestock slaughter and during
the normal decline in the nation's meat stocks.
The turn-about is the result of heavy cattle and
The Secretary then said that "these familiar
peaks and valleys" will be repeated in the future
in eggs, milk and other products as well as
meat. They simply reflect the normal function
ing of supply and demand in a free economy.
N Artificial controls, which interfere with this func
tioning, always cause shortages, black markets,
and other such dislocations. Only the free mar
ket can be trusted to protect the legitimate in
terests of both producer and consumer.
"We Americans," says Bruce Barton, "are los
ing the cold war because the leaders of Commun
ism believe in Communism, while the political
leaders of our capitalistic country do not believe
"Airline Plans More Seat Miles," says head
line. Unless our suit makers do the same we"ll
have to stand up more. Gresham Outlook.
The oAmerican Way
By George Peck
With our military forces al
ready busily engaged in Korea
and threatened with similar Russian-plotted
and - abetted inva.
sions in other parts of the world,
if America is to survive, a strong
and sound economy must be
maintained. Russia, so far, has
not actually declared war be.
cause she fears the economic
strength of the United States.
During World War II we were
the "arsenal of democracy."
Since then it has been to the
United States that a world fac
ing famine has turned for relief
in order to avoid disaster. The
achievements of American in
dustry both in peace and war are
a tribute to the resourcefulness
ingenuity, and know-how of bus.
Only if we maintain the driv
ing force of private initiative
and rewards for personal achieve
ment will America be able to
carry the staggering load that is
being and will be imposed upon
us. To build a military force
strong enough to cope with the
eventualities that lie ahead will
be a great strain on our economy.
Let's, therefore, take inventory
of our basic industries. Fortunate
ly, most of them are in a strong
position; are accounting for about
one-half of the world's industrial
production. Productivity per Am
erican worker ranges from two
to thirty times that of foreign
workers, due in large part to the
more extensive use of machinery
provided to American workers by
heavy outlay of capital funds.
Steel is the key factor in our
industrial system. To meet the
heavy demand, the steel industry
will have expanded its annual
capacity to 107 million tons by
the end of 1952. This compares
with current capacity of 100 mil
lion tons, which is 20 percent
above 1940. The United States
now produces more than three
times as much steel as Russia,
and accounts for nearly onehalf
of the world's output.
The total railroad mileage of
American railroads is 225,000
miles, or four times that of Rus.
sia. During the last war our rail
roads hauled 70 percent of all
freight, 90 percent of all military
freight and 97 percent of the mil
itary personnel. Since 1944 the
railroads have expended the
huge sum of $4.6 billion to hold
down costs and improve their
Our electric power industry pro
vides an abundant, dependable
and continuous supply ot cur
rent at rates far below those of
30 years ago. In 1948, the United
States production was 337 billion
kilowatt hours, or 44 percent of
world production and 5 times
that of Russia. Another 12.5 bil
lion kilowatts of capacity are
now under construction to be
completed by the end of 1952.
The electric power industry is
prepared to meet any demands
that may be made upon it, pro
vided necessary materials and
manpower are kept available to
As to the telephone service,
there are 41.8 million telephones
in the United States, about two
thirds of all the telephones in the
world. Russia has only 1.5 mil
lion. The telephone system is pre.
pared to fulfill all of the every
day requirements as well as to
meet any emergency.
Oil which has been termed the
lifeblood of modern warfare is in
abundant supply for all purposes.
The United States produces 1.8
billion barrels annually, 54 per
cent of the total world output,
Russia's annual production is
only 240 million barrels, and 80
and that means it's time to see
about anti-freeze and winter oil at
J. J. Farley's.
Bring your car in to
us for complete cold
percent of this comes from the
Caspian Sea, a region that is vul
nerable to our bombers.
Last, but not least, our re
search laboratories are operat
ing on an unprecedented scale.
Business concerns are now spend
ing annually $750 million on re
search projects. From thesA sci
entific establishments come pow
erful munitions as well as new
materials, new processes and bet.
The basic industries of the
country, together with the trans
portation, communication and
research facilities, are in excel
lent shape. Our one weakness is
the unsound financial policy of
our Government. Through its
wasteful and reckless expendi
tures we are seriously impairing
the margin of financial safety
and undermining our national
security. While privately-owned
business is keeping our powder
dry, our Government is playing
into Stalin's hands, whose aim
is to see us so weaken our econ.
omic system that we will not be
able to defend ourselves when
the final showdown comes.
You have just elected a new
Congressman. Write him and in
sist that Congress follow the lead
of industry and business by
adopting sound fiscal policies
that square with reality and are
based Upon individual initiative
and enterprise, those sterling at
tributes that made America great
and upon which our very survi
30 Years Ago
November 25, 1920 '
Court is over and the blue haze
has almost entirely cleared from
the atmosphere. Cases of such
putridity as were on trial, strange
as it may seem, hold a fascina
tion for many people, and the
court room seating capacity was
taxed at all times.
Market reports state that the
American wheat market is now
the cheapest of any in the world.
And statistics prove that it costs
more to raise 'wheat in this coun.
try than elsewhere. Surely steps
must be taken to encourage the
American farmer in his industry
or a world food shortage will be
A wrestling match between lo
cal talent will be held at the Star
theater tonight when Harvey
Bauman and Harry Groshens
meet in what promises to be a
fast bout. Both men are far above
the average amateur standing
and have considerable mat ex
perience. The annual meeting of the
Morrow County Sheep Growers'
association will be held in the
I.O.O.F. hall Saturday after
noon, December 4.
Heppner high school added an
other victory to its record Sat
urday when the football team de.
feated Stanfield high shool 37
to 0. The game was played at
Echo before a large crowd.
Credit is a word fast growing
obsolete in Heppner. The Mor
row County Creamery company
is the latest firm to announce
that they are going on a cash
basis. The new ruling will take
effect the first of December.
R. J. Carsner, who will occupy
a seat at the coming session of
the state legislature as a repre
sentative from Wheeler, Gilliam
and Sherman counties, is a visit,
or in Heppner this week.
Bids from the Portland bonding
houses were considered too low
by the Morrow county court last
Wednesday and as a result the
$60,000 issue of Morrow county
road bonds was not placed on
the market. Charles Bartholo
mew, Butter - creek farmer and
stockman, took $10,000 worth of
the bonds at par in order to in
sure improvement work on the
Butter creek road. That was the
amount allocated for that section.
Bazaar - Tea - Food Sale
All Saints Episcopal Church
2 p. m. Saturday Dec. 2
JIM BARRATT SELECTED
FOR DUBACH AWARD
James G. Barratt, Heppner, 1950
graduate of Oregon State college
in business and technology, has
been selected for the Dean U. G.
Dubach awards, sponsored by
Blue Key, national senior men's
The award is given annually
to the five outstanding men in
the graduating class in honor of
U. G. Dubach, long-time dean of
men at Oregon State college and
adviser to Blue Key, who retired
His name will be inscribed
along with those of past years on
the memorial plaque in the lob
by of the college library. The
plaque's inscription reads "In
recognition of outstanding con
tribution to the perpetuation of
the high ideals and unselfish ser
vice of Oregon State's dean of
Barratt was active in campus
affairs at Oregon State. He was
editor of the Daily Barometer
last year and a member of Sigma
Phi Epsilon social fraternity. He
is now assistant director of alum
ni relations at Oregon State.
PLEDGES PI KAPPA PHI
Joe French, son of Mrs. Rose
Francis, Heppner, pledged Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity on the Uni
versity of Oregon campus dur
ing fall term rushing.
French is a senior major in
Mrs. Pearl Carter leves Decern,
ber 3 to spend the holiday season
with her daughter, Mrs. James
Ellis Jr, at Van Nuys, Calif. She
plans to visit relatives in San
Francisco and San Lorenjo, Calif,
and Portland before returning to
Heppner. Mr. and Mrs. Ben An
derson will live in her apartment
in the Lanham Apartments, un
til her return. .
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First National Bank Bldg.
Room 116 Phona 2342
That satisfies. Why not let us
(ill that next printing order?
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 &
Chase Streets. Res. Phone 2542
J. 0. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
By Day or Contract
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
J. 0. 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
His Christmas spirit will be flying high when
he unwraps that gift of gifts Arrow dart plus
"Arabian Nights" ties. Men everywhere cheer
these famous dart features. Non-wilt collar
that always looks neat! Mitoga tailoring for
better fit! Durable buttons anchored on to
stay! Extra- handsome when teamed with
colorful, "Arabian Nights" ties. See. them
Wilsons Mens Wear
The Store of Personal Service
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Turner. Van Marter
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.
Council Moot plr,t Monday
vuunt" Each Month
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
M. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for appointment
or call at shop.
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ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
OMlee In Feters BuUdlng-
RICHARD J. O'SHEA, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
2 Church Street
Cftlirt Meet! First Wednesday
wuurr of Eaon Month
County Judge Of flea Hours i
Monday, Wednesday, Friday B a.m.
to 6 p.m.
ITuesday, Thursday, Saturday Fore.
Dr. J. D. PALMER
First National Bank Building
Ph.: Office 783, Home 932