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Page 3. THE GAZETTE-TIMES, Heppner, OR, Thursday, May 13, 197
By Justine Weathr rford
"The public library is a ladder to cultural enrichment,
education, entertainment and advancement that anyone,
rich or poor can climb for free."
Eight years after Heppner' Incorporation few its
citizens who agreed with this quote began a public lbry.
In the fall of 1893 Mr. O.K. Fitzsimmons and Mr. IMS.
Riner compaigned to get the Heppner Library started They
canvassed the city for books and persuaded the Oregon i Sta e
Library to donate 1.000 books. They each gave $500 to help
tart the library. Mrs. Fitzsimmons acted as the first
librarian when the library was located In a small wooden
building on Main Street.
The library survived the great 1903 flood. Before 1917 it had
been moved to the old Baptist Church (which stood where the
Lanham Apartments are now). Jeff Jones a c y
councilman, bought the church building and sol : t to the City
of Heppner. It was moved from Baltimore Street to the
corner of Gale and West Willow Streets where the Assembly
of God Church is now located. The Gazette-Times of May 28,
1918 reports that the fire which destroyed part of four city
blocks adjoining the intersection was rated as a $2,500 ton.
The library was re-organized and re-established on Main
Street in the back of Mrs. Herron'i Millinery Shop which
occupied a small wooden building between a two-story
rooming house and Schwarz's Butcher Shop, (about where
the Mahoncy and Abrams law offices arc now). Mrs. lerron
acted as the second librarian from 1921 when 'he library
re-opened until It was again destroyed by fire May 28 . 1925.
Before this second opening the library was restocked with 300
books given by the State Library and gifts from citizens
After the 1925 fire it was again several years before the
library functioned. It was rebuilt before 1930 and temporarily
located upstairs in the Odd Fellows Building Many citizens
again helped stock the shelves. Josephine Mahoncy Baker
became the librarian.
Prior to 1932 the City of Heppner bought the garage that
Walter LaDusIre had operated on the corner of Gale and
WU low where the city building stands today. The city
iemclleSthe LaDunire Garage to include shops, an o f.ce
andt ctner library. Josephine Mahoney Baker presided
over the move from the upstair location to the new I brary.
The library remained in that location from 1932 until w
when it was moved to its present location.
xi Jr Mr. Baker Frances Case became librarian. After
France. aveup the chief responsibility, the library
was keot open by a group who shared the responsibility,
Sudlng Madge Thomson, Louise Becket. Hannah Jones
InH Mrtha Dick Records are hazy for many years-.f you
help m 1 thi Story of the ' Heppner Library more
JcJurat Jwmore complete, please bring your information to
i- .k- iai kmos Fvelvn Inom became librarian. During her
re J ci yUn& o for the libr.r, in m bud..
book. . , i
It was nearly 1950 when Ruby Becket lecame librarian,
she and the women who worked with her were paid 25 cents
tr Sour from the $K) that the city budgeted for the 'brary
Eu Smith TucceedtHl Ruby in 1954 and served as librarian
....hi 1956 She was paid $40 per month. .
In 19BIanche Frye Brown was appointed librarian and
rtirS in the m! of 1973. Justine Weatherford became
UbThe museum side of the building has been enlarged by Mra.
Du?all sierTl times-most recently in 1975. The only two
chan "e. 7" be library sector have been the addition of a
May 15 lone Legion Hall
Dance Open to the Public
Music by Depot II
Adults $1.50 Grade School $1.00
COLL'MBIA BASIS ELECTRIC CWIJI 0
tquar miles In Umatilla. Morrow, Gilliam. Sherman
and Wheeler Counties.
telephone and the conversion of the former storage and work
room at the back of the main room into a Children's Room
and janitor's space. The Children's Room was achieved
without the use of tax money. Again civic organizations and
individuals contributed labor, materials and funds.
Through the years many people have given memorial gifts
to the library and more than two-thirds of the books on the
shelves have been donated by citizens. Recently Blue
Mountain Community College contributed several boxes of
books. The Bookworm Club has contributed many books
through the years. More than 11,000 books have now been
cataloged and there are several thousand uncataloged
paperback books and pamphlets and periodicals on the
shelves. Since July 1. 1975, library cards have been filled out
by 165 new applicants.
The first and only federal assistance money to come to this
library Is coming rather indirectly through the employment
of a high school girl, Tammy Lucas, in the C.E.T.A.
program. Tammy works after school Monday and
Wednesday and two hours Thursday evening, Saturday and
Sunday afternoons. Much of the cataloging and filing has
been done by volunteers. June Field worked nine hours each
week until her death this month. Jody McGillivray and
Phyllis Wallace have begun to help now. The addition of the
State Library's many-volumed catalog two years ago has
greatly increased the use of that central service. Patrons
request more than 10 books each month from Salem.
So far the Heppner Library has given its services to
residents who live outside the city limits. In time this
practice could slop and out-ofity families could be required
lo pay user's fees. The present Library Board members are:
Chairman Randall Peterson; vice-chairman Rita Wolff;
Treasurer Pauline Winter; city council liaison member, Bob
Jones- regular members Ed Struthers and Myrna Johnson,
and ex-officio member and board secretary, Mrs.
Weatherford. These board members are appointed by the
city council. . ''
Roy D. Johnson, who will
continue as manager of the
Baker Branch of the First
National Bank of Oregon, has
been named vice-president,
according to C.W. Beckett,
vice president and manager of
the firm's eastern region.
Johnson joined the bank in
1940; he knows eastern Oregon
very well having spent the last .
30 years working in this area.
He was named manager of
.he Baker branch in 1976. He is
verv active in Baker's com
munity affairs. He enjoys
anliqiie collecting, hunting
and fishing wilh his wife
lamina and Iheir two sons.
Haven't you done w ithout
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FARM AND BUILDERS SUPPLY
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WORK FOR YOU
After twelve years
Morrow County needs
a new Judge .
Democrats vote for Weatherford
Republicans write in Weatherford
For Morrow County Judge
Paid for by W.W. Weatherford
NOTICE OF "
The budget for JjgPPNm WATEF CONTROL PISTRICI
for the fiscal year 19Zj&-1977
bcg g iu.yl.las dotted and be.ow, was prepared by the ? Cash. Accrual. Mod.Hed Accrual
acc ng basis, and O is. is no, consistent with the accounting basis used durung the last , wo year, Major change,
if any, and their effects on this budget arc set forth in an accompanying statement. .
A W of U budge, document may be inspected or obtained between the hours of 1f);O0 A.M. and
.nn P M . Rnl, of Eastern Orepon , rTPPPnpr. Oregon A meeting of the,.
Heppner Water Control District
will be held MaY 18
7!l0 xnr at r"'" nffW.PPTff the purpose of holding a public hearing on this
b4K, Any person may appear to discuss the budget, or any part of it.
J si Gene Pierce
(Chairman ot ooverning Body)
May ft. 1976
SUMMARY OF TAX LEVY AND OTHER BUDGET RESOURCES
Levy Within b'l Limitation ,
l evy Outside 6'.' Limitation
Levy Outside 6',r Limitation (Serial Levy) .'
Not Subject to Limitation
TOTAL PROPOSED LEVY (To be certified to Assessor)
Total Budget Resources from LB- 2
Total Resources Except Tax to be Levied from LB-3
TOTAL BUDGET ALL FUNDS
y Ministerial Association J X
will sponsor 7 X
X Baccalaureate Services 4 I
ft V for the I J
I VHEPPNER HIGH SCHOOL I I
X Graduating Class of 1976 ft
ft to be held y
May 16, 1974, 7 p.m. 9
4 St. Patrick's Church ' V
1y a reception in the church
y parish will follow the service
Colopbfa Dosb I
I Eloctric Co-cp t
V rrti Horn. CUIUM X
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SUMMARY OF INDEBTEDNESS
Type uf Debt
Interest Bearing Warrants
Short Term Notes . . . -
ThU Fiscil Ye
Jutv I. H .
Next FmciI Year
Debt Authotued, Not Incurred
Thu Fucal Yea
iuty I. 19
Next Fiacal Yeat
)u,Y I. 19
FUNDS REQUIRING THE LEW OF AN AD VALOREM TAX TO BALANCE THE BUDGET
GENERAL FUND OR PROGRAM
Total Personnel Services (Includes all Payrotl Costs)
Total Materials and Services
Total Capital Outlay .
Total All Other Requirements
Total Requirements (Including Iranslers)
Total Restmrccs Except Tax to be Levied
Ad Valorem Taxes Received
Ad Valorem Tax Required to Balance
Estimated Tax Not to be Received
Total Ad Valorem Tax to be Levied
Uvy Within 6 Percent Limitation
Levy Outside C Percent Limitation
Levy Outside 6 Percent Limitation (Serial Levy) .
Not Subject to Limitation
"""Last " I Ttm Yer I Next Year
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FUNDS NOT REQUIRING AN AD VALOREM TAX TO BE LEVIED
Total Personnel Services (includes all Pay roll Cosls)
Total Ma,e,.aU and Service .contractual ser
Total Capital Outlay
Total All Other Requirements
Total Budget Requirements . .
Total Budget Resources . . . .
U, Year This Year N Year
lo.OOoToO IfAS0. 73 21 .U1.ni
10.000.00 I 14.0.73 1 21.131.09