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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, April 12, 1951
A Continuing Program
A few weeks back the Gazette Times called at
tention to the need of funds with which to finish
the landscaping of the grounds at the Pioneer
Memorial hospital. Funds raised by taxation for
constructing and equipping the building were not
sufficient to complete the landscaping and the
county court and the hospital board are hopeful
than funds can be raised by popular subscription
for this purpose. Some interested persons and
organizations have subscribed funds and the goal
now is for enough money to include a sprinkling
system which, while adding considerably to the
initial investment, will pay for itself within three
years eimply by eliminating the necessity for hir
ing additional grounds help.
There are additions to be made to the building
with which the hospital board is concerned at the
present. It might better be said that there is a
necessity for these additions and the board is
disturbed over the lack of finances with which to
make them. A solarium, or sun porch, for ambula
tory patients is perhaps top on the list. It is felt
that this could be accomplished by popular sub
scription. It is not a matter involving heavy fi
nancing, yet in view of the fact that a millage is
included in the budget for maintenance, there is
no inclination to seek a further levy for the
The items enumerated are the ones making
the problems for the hospital board and manage
ment at the present When these are taken care
of there will be other things demanding the sup
port of individuals and groups. The efficiency of
the service will depend upon the manner in which
the hospital is kept abreast of changing conditions
and increased patronage. It is proving of great
convenience to the people of Morrow, Gilliam and
Wheeler counties. It should be recognized by all
that upkeep, improvements and additions consti
tute a continuing program something that will
call for more finances from time to time, even if
the hospital pays its own way in the matter of
personnel. A number of our citizens have recog
nized this situation and have already subscribed
generous amounts to start a fund that will make
realization of present needs a matter of accomp
lishment within a short time.
The Fighting Sheepman
The writer of this column has finished reading
a most interesting book. The title is "Fighting
Sheepman" and it was authored by Ray Palmer
Tracy of Condon. To be brief about it, don't start
reading this book if you do not have time to read
it through to the end.
"Fighting Sheepman" deals with an era and
with a subject still fresh in the minds of countless
Eastern Oregonians. While locale and- characters
are purely fictional, anyone living in this area
could easily picture similar conditions right at
home, particularly in that period extending from
around 1900 to the early 1930's. It is the story of
a boy who could no longer endure the tyranny of
an uncle who had cheated him out of a small
dowry and after giving the uncle a sound thrash
ing gatheredjjp his meager belongings and struck
out into a cold world alone. He soon found himself
a long distance from his native Vermont, having
joined a construction outfit that was headed for
Idaho. After working several months at this job
and carefully hoarding his savings, he drifted into
Eastern Oregon and got a job dn a sheep ranch.
Well, you take the story from there. You'll
find it interesting reading and fiction mainly be
cause names and places are obscured. Who knows
but that some of your old acquaintances may be
speaking to you from the pages of this book.
Not A Politician
As a military man, General Douglas McAr
thur is dead right. As a politician he appears to
be dead wrong by the Truman standard, at least.
He is accustomed to looking a military problem
squarely in the face and has demonstrated that he
is not afraid to risk his judgment in grappling
with the enemy. But when he took the bull by
the horns and urged extension of the Korean war
to the Chinese mainland he stirred up a controver
sy in diplomatic circles the cocktail lounge stra
tegists and consequently finds himself on the
The shooting war going on in Korea is practic
ally drowned out by the static created by the word
war precipitated through President Truman's ac
tion in dismissing McArthur. Whatever the out
come may be in the world situation as a result of
the action is not now foreseeable but if the
President has committed another diplomatic'blun-
der he should try to rectify it and assure his coun
trymen of fewer colossal boners on the part of our
foreign policy makers by resigning and taking a
lot of his appointees along with him.
Tardy taxpayers are helping
the county get back some of the
money paid out to prompt tax
peyers who pay their taxes in
full and on time. This is due to
the penalty imposed by law up
on those who do not file their
property blanks by the time pre
scribed by law.
A penalty of five percent is
imposed on all delinquents, ac
cording to Assessor W. O. Dix,
and he has no alternative. As of
Wednesday of this week, there
were 48 property blanks due at
his office. Due notice has been
given all such tardy persons but
to date they have paid no heed
to the warnings.
30 Years Ago
April 14, 1921
News has reached Heppner that
the highway stretch between Lex
ington and Heppner will be com
pleted and bids will be called for
in the near future. Commissioner
W. B. Barratt has been in atten
dance at the regular meeting of
the state highway commission.
George Thomson is carrying a
badly injured hand about with
him this week. He slipped and
tore it on a broken nail.
There will be a meeting of the
commercial club in the council
room Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Phill Cohn were
called to San Francisco the past
week in answer to a telegram
announcing the death of Mrs.
W. T. McRoberts, proprietor of
the Red Front livery stable is
visiting his family at Oregon City.
The marriage of John Vaughn
and Muriel Cason, former resi
dents of Heppner, took place at
Kelso, Wash. April 6. They will
make their home in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Fell are
the parents of an 8 pound son,
born April 11.
An 8 pound son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hiatt of Lena
on April 13.
Rev. L. E. More of Stevensville
Montana has been elected to the
pastorate of the Federated church
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Portwood of
Condon visited friends in Hepp
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ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL
Holy Communion 8 a. m
Church School 9:45
Hold Communion and sermon
11 a. m.
Informal service and instruc
tion 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday Holy Communion
at 10 a. m.
Choir practices: Boys on Wed
nesday, 2:30 to 3:45; girls on
Wednesday, 4 to 5. Adults Thurs
day evening at 8.
Boy Scouts on Wednesday eve
ning, 7:30 to 9.
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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
minutes running time, will be
shown Sunday, April 15, at the
evening service, 7:30 o'clock. Be
sure to see it! It has a fast moving
story all will enjoy, while it
preaches a sermon that will do
Sunday morning services: 9:45,
Bible school, with classes for all
C. W. Barlow, superintendent. 11
o'clock, morning wonship and
Thursday, 7 p. m., choir prac
tice, led by Mrs. Willard Warren.
8 p. m. Bible study and prayer
J. Palmer Sorlien, Minister
Morning worship and sermon
at 11 o'clck. Special music by the
choir, Oliver Creswick, director
Sunday church school at 9:45
a. m., Oliver Creswick, supenn
tendent. A class for every age.
Youth Fellowship class and Ad
ult Bible class meets at the same
hour. Mrs. Neva Wells, youth
counsellor; Lucille Owens, Bible
Choir practice Thursday, 7:30
Mid-week prayer service 7:00 p.
Womans Society of Christian
Service meets first Wednesday of
each month, 8 p. m.
Suzanna Wesley Circle of the
Womans Society of Christian Ser
vice meets third Wednesday of
each month, 2:30 p. m.
CONGREGATIONAL - CHRISTIAN
L. G. Wetzel, Pastor
"Christianity has not been tried
and found wanting, it has been
found difficult and not tried." G.
Bible school 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship service 10:45
Evening Bible study 8 o'clock.
Wednesday evening: Bible stu
dy and prayer 8 o'clock.
Your community church.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor Shelby E. Graves
Sunday school 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship 11 o'clock.
Evangelistic service, 7:45 p. m.
Tuesday: Bible study and pray
er at lone, 7:45 p. m.
Thursday: Bible study and
prayer, 7:45 p. m.
The little church with the big
Emsley Rogers and Tim Rob
ertson, seniors in Baordman high
school, have been named for spe
cial awards in recognition of out
standing contributions to their
high school paper and year book,
reports the University of Oregon
The awards, made by the Ore
gon Scholastic Press, have been
made to 93 seniors throughoue
OSP member schools were en
titled to nominate four seniors
for the awards, the Eric W. Allen
Certificate of Newspaper Service,
and the George S. Turnbull Cer
tificate of Yearbook Service.. One
senior boy and one senior girl
from each school were eligible.
The Allen award has been giv
en to Emsley Rogers, and the
Turnbull award to Tim Robinson.
In addition, 61 non-seniors in
the state's high schools were no
minated for outstanding work
during the school year. These stu
dents from Boardman are Gracia
Veele and Grace Miller.
Mrs. Mary Glavey
Suffers Broken Hip
Mrs. Mary Glavey of upper
Rhea creek is in the Providence
hospital, Portland, where she was
taken Tuesday by Dr. A. D. Mc
Murdo following a brief hospital
ization here for a fractured hip
bone. The VFW ambulance was
employed to transport the patient
Mrs. Glavey was engaged in
mopping her kitchen floor and
slipped and fell. She lay helpless
for some time before help arrived
but aside from the fracture es
caped other serious consequences.
Her case was such as to de
mand the care of a, specialist
which caused her physician to
decide to take her to Portland
Retailers controlled by Office
of Price Stabilization on Ceiling
Price regulation 7, should care
fully read instructions as to place
of filing their price charts. All
retailers in the Oregon district of
OPS must filed at the Lincoln
building, 205 S. W. Fifth Avenue
Portland 4, Oregon, unless they
are mailorder or chains covered
by Section 2 or 3 of suplemental
Pleease read carefully footnote
No. 2 on page 4 of ceiling price
A drivers license examiner will
be on duty from 10 a. m. to 4 p.
m. Tuesday, April 17 at the city
hall in Heppner. Persons wishing
asked to get in touch with the
licenses or permits to drive are
examiner well ahead of the sche.
duled closing hour in order to
assure completion of their appli
cations with a miniumm of delay.
GRANGE MEETING POSTPONED
The meeting planned for Sat
urday evening at the Rhea Creek
grange hall whe nthe men were
scheduled to entertain the ladies.
has been postponed due to the
death of a member, Glenn A,
Mrs. J. N. Jensen and daughter
from The Dalles are visiting her
sister, Mrs. Eddie Gunderson Jr.
J. D. Weed and Dr. G. G. Gaunt
of Condon were Heppner visitors
Friday. Mr. Weed, prominent at
torney of the Gilliam county cap
ital, came for a checkup at the
Pioneer Memorial hospital.
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NOTICE OF RURAL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in compliance with Section 110
1207 OCLA as amended by Chapter 393 Oregon Law 1943 and Chap.
ter 345 Oregon Law as amended by Chapter 591 Oregon Laws 1947,
to the legal voters of the Rural School District of Morrow County.
Oregon, that a meeting will be held atthe Courthouse in Heppner,
Oregon, on the 24th day of April, 1951 at 2:00 o clock p.m. for the
purpose of discussing the budget of the Rural School Board for the
fiscal year beginning July 1st, 1951 and ending June 30, 1952, here
inafter set forth.
1. Estimated available cash on hand at beginning of
the year for which this budget is made 1,000.00
3. Amounts received from sources other than taxes 0.00
For 1951 to 1952
1. Personal Service
(A) District Superintendent salary .
(B) Clerical and legal
2. Supplies, printing
3. Postage, telephone and telegraph
4. Elections and publicity
5. Board expenses, travel, etc.
6 Office Equipment
Curriculumm and In- Service Training
8. Flxtd Charges
Total estimated expenditures
SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES, RECEIPTS, AND
AVAILABLLE CASH BALANCES AND TAX LEVY
1. Total estimated expenditures 11,125.00
2. Deduct total estimated receipts and available cash
3. Amount necessary to balance the budget 10,125.00
4. Emergency Aid Fund for local districts only 4,400.00
5. Balance to be raised by taxation 14,525.00
6. Add estimated amount of taxes that will not be col
lected during the fiscal year for which this bud
get is made 160.00
7. Total estimated tax levy for the ensuing year 14,685.00
Dated April 3. 1951. Signed HENRY E. TETZ, Clerk.
J. J. NYSf Chairman, Ba. of Directors
Approved by the Budget Committee: April 3, 1951.
Signed: CONLEY LANHAM,
Secretary, Budget Committee
A. C. BECHDOLT.
Chairman, Budget Committee
N. D. BAILEY
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Room 116 Phone 2342
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Bldg., Willow Street
Call Settles Electric
for all kinds of Electrical Work
New and Repair
Shop phone 2233 at Willow &
Chase Streets. Kes. Phone 2542
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J. O. PETERSON
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Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
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P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Oregon
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
First National Bank Building
Res. Ph. 1162 Office Ph. 492
fMinil Meets First Monday
VOUnCII Eaou Month
Citizens having matters for
discussion, please bring them
before the Council. Phone 2572
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
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Dr. C. C. Dunham
Office No. 4 Center St.
House Calls Made
Home Phone 2583 Office 2572
RICHARD J. O'SHEA, M. D.
rhysician and Surgeon
2 Church Street
C. A. RUGGLES Representing
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Phone 723 Heppner, Ore.
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