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Heppner, Oregon, Tuesday, November 30, 1920.
THE PRICE OF WHEAT
LAW OP SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Storting Hcmins Pigeons on a Long Race
Figures From Highest Authority Are
Quoted to Show Farmer Gets
(By L. A. Hunt.)
During the last two months we
have heard every conceivable tale re
garding the wheat supply of the
world, and as a result the average
citizen is as was planned very
much confused as to facts, and is
rather chary as to the existence of
such an animal.
' Early summer figures showing the
world demand and supply estimates
promised well for the farrrers, and a
price of $3.00 was confidently ex
pected. It is not too much to say
that the latest revised figures agree
very closely with the early season
figures, but the price mark slipped
woefully. Where is the trouble?
We believe that any good statisti
cal! can take the market reports and
prove almost anything, and we 01
purpose to state the figures as we
find them quoted in the V. S. Market
Reporter of October 23rd.
The average wheat yield for the
last ten years in the United States
has been 780,000,000 bushels, and
the yield 'his rear was 751,000,000
bushels. Last season due to the break
in foreign exchange we had a carry
over of 109,000,000 bushels, while a
ten year's average shows an annual
carry over of 82,000,000 bushels, and
a flour carry over equivalent to 42,
000,000 bushels, showing that we en
tered the 1920 marketing season, with
the equivalent of 902,000,000 bushels
compared with a ten year average at
the same period of 862,000,000.
The recent report of the Interna
. tional Institute of Agriculture with
headquarters at Rome showed the
wheat available for 1920 in the Great
wheat sections of the world as 2 58.
f.97,00 quarters, or 2,0G8,776,000
bushels, with a shortage compared
with the last five year's averago of
2"r, or 42,000,000.
We have heard a great deal about
the diminished buying power of Eu
rope, and the reports of the sawdust
bread, turnip soup, and other scum
gulllon mixtures la vogue In Europe,
but nothing of the fact that Europe
entered September first with the bar
est grain bins In her history, due to
that tame exchange break of last sea
yon. She had to buy. Did she?
Referring again to the U. S. Octo
ber Market Reporter, we find that
the average of t n years dottiest if
ronsumpHon In the United States is
r,s. den. iioo, besides 9i,mo.nno fur
se-d. Added to this In the 8
bushels nvraiie annual
which seems to be a normal safety
Milve. This gives a total dominie
disposal of C80,f00,no0 bushel.
The total atuout available for 102'J
I marketing season was 902.(100. (iflfl.
which shows that In iplte nt every
statement to the contrary we have
available for export this year only
222. 000, OnO bushel. Thi statement
w.-.s early anticipated and I veri fied
(r r sv t i ;c '
El ELKS' BUILDING
INITIAL DANCE MAltKS ERA
TOWN'S SOCIAL LIFE
RELIEVED OF DUTIES
JUDGE CAMPIJELL'S APPEAL TO
1SALDOCK (JETS YINTOX AXE
IOO Couples Celebrate Thanksgiving
Tripping "Lipjit Fantastic" in
Failure to DuiM Specific Mileasa
Within Contract Price Cause
Some of the nnny s liest homing pigeons hem
mi'UmI (in a me
Ciraml Central Palace.
New lark citv,
" to leave her
The value of such a buidling as the
new Elk's temple to a community
like Heppner was demonstrated on
Thanksgiving evening when about
100 couples made up a dancing party
in the splendid new ball room. The
party, which was the initial social
event to be given in the new building,
was made up exclusively of Elks and
their ladies, and the affair was a
most delightful one.
The Pendleton orchestra rendered
excellent music, and in every way the
party was a success.
Many ladies present expressed
their appreciation of the new club
looms and ball room, and declared it
to tie a uecutcu asset to tlie community.
cause Europe was temporarily out of
the market. As a matter of fact no
one attempts to deny that, prior to
October 15th, Europe had already
bought over 2 50,000,000 bushels, not
less than 30,000,000 bushels more
than the export surplus of the United
States. The figures are from the
highest authority and are given with
full belief in their authenticity. As
the situation now stands the Ameri
can Consumer must, buy, from onie
source, either Canada or the British
Embassy, 30,000,-000 bushels. Then
why did the market brealt?
Clearly the real reason is not supply
and demand as they normally runc
tion; this clearly justified the mar
ket price of 1919 at least. If they
served as a factor at all, which may
be open to question, they have been
Then who stole the farmers' mon
ey? The answer Is quite clear. We
think it Is the man who sold futures
to Europe on the stock exchange at
$2. GO per bushel, and who will prof
it by the difference between that fig
ure and the price the farmer sells
Farm Bureau Met Last Saturday
The executive committee of the
Morrow County Farm Bureau met
last Saturday and transacted routine
A meeting of wheat growers froy
all parts of the state will be held at
Portland or Corvallls early in Janu
ary to consider the cooperative mar
keting of wheat, and It Is expected
this will be one of tlie most impor
tant meetings of farmers ever held In
Reports from middle-western wheat
states to the effect that arrangements
are under way by which the federal
banks will finance the wheat farmers
to the extent of an advance of 11.00
per bUHhel on their wheat will be
considered and an effort will be
made at the January meeting to have
such a policy adopted in the Pacific
The resolution adopted at the re
cent special meeting of the Morrow
County Bureau to fix the annual
dues of all members at $5.00 was dis
cussed and practically all the com
nlttfinen reported that after con
ferring with their neighbors they
found that the advanced rate met
with general favor, and the former
action was endorsed. The concensus
of opinion was that If the farmers
expect to get anywhere in the way of
organization for their general welfare
they must have a good strong fund
for promotion purposeB.
MiDiifl'eo Captures Another Moon
Another citizen who has been try
ing his best to meet the demand for
a staple, if illicit, commodity, was
caught in the act by Sheriff George
McDuiiee yesterday when the sheriff
and his- deputy swooped down on the
homestead of Enoch Cave while the
fire was burning and the precious
white liquid wbh dripping from the
A gallon of finished product and a
barrel or two of prune and rar.in mash
was found and. confiscated. Cave
and the important parts of his outfit
were brought to town and are now In
cuctody at the sheriff's office.
j Cave was fined $300 and cohIh- this
morning by Judge Cornell.
A Pessimistic DciinM-rat
Sam Hughes, who sells groceries as
a vocation, and gives away good old
democratic doctrine as a matter of
principal, advises the Herald thai the
new word, normalcy, recently coined
by Senator Harding, mean a return
to good old Republican Hard Thihm
i rat will make most all of us wi i p
"Sixty cent w'm.1 and
may not app'v.r ngirn
for soiih. considerable time," mud
' Mr. Hughee, as be fumbled nroim I
I among i of paper on bin fil
which wus lulu led "Hills Unlit cubic
,000.000 i bitter tears.
carry over, i $2 0 wheat
Pi iliil i k' For Hnl
Carload of strictly No. 1 Wrshlne
ton state inspected potatoes will ar-
ilve at lone tin week and v. Ill b
by the latest government check upon ild at 12.40 cash per hundredweight
the situation. We have heard much if. o. b. lone. Ileit Mason, lone, fire.
For Homeless Ilahlcs
Just think of it!
Your baby is not homeless, friend
less, nor abundonned to the rough
dges of a cold and selfish world, but
many babies In this fair state of Ore
gon are so abandoned.
To every true heurted citizen, man.
woman or child, an appeal for help
less babies should get a response.
Here's the situation:
The new building for the Albertlna
Kerr Nursety at Portland Is uncom
pleted. Tlie pie-eat quarters ale In
adequate for present netd.
fo complete and properly equip
the rn w 'inllillng 3 r.,0 'Mi more bricks
are ii" eded at $1.00 a brick.
Heppner school children will put
on a trig day r nday and Saturday of
his week to help "liny bricks'' to
ompl' ie ibis worthy Institution, and
in spile of Die fart that wheat Is not
selling for what It is worth If you
can dig up a dime ,r a dollar It will
lp. W. ('.. McLaren Is superintend
ent of this borne. You know some
thing of the work be I doing.
ronrernlng thtt market break be-' son.
3 1 -1 1
Concrete Houses Built in Two Wjeek3
An pM.riii n.t U tit. In It-H KittlmteM. re. .t m.d. ,.f I , : !;e
'mr"! lM lh rtiti'fvl. I o stfii. ti , n te.i 't. !.. II, e i teil.,t t
m-nt 1 1; p( I k. aj-innitt t'h ilt1 f.( ii h u t.e. t
Il.ti'fuil) ri In tt. ! . at r.rni ,i-f, Ai..eul. ) mater .
ln.lt.r ran l r'.trt!-, J ml'l.in ( HeeWa
he has returned to Heppner to re
sume his former position In the Cen
tral Market, not knowing of an bel
ter town lo spend the time in pend
ing the setllement of the estate.
Change In I xa I Standard Oil Mao.
Oeorge V. Mllholland, for the past
four years the efficient local tin ling
er of the Standard Oil interests In
Heppner, lias been promoted to a bet
ter Job in Portland and will have for
that city within a few days. James
V. Cook of Portland arrived Sunday
venlng lvl l' taking hit the loial
Oregon Cranberries Itest
"The biggest, brightest, best-look
Ing cranberries ever set on our table,
and Just as gootl as they look," was
the verdict of the agricultural college
press editor's wife on a sample of the
"Sellmoor" fruit supplied by the
grower.J. S. Dilllngeiv editor of the
Astorian. The college man had In
spected the Ilellinger berry moor In
iiild-Aiigiisl. and was so Impressed
with the lusty look of tint berries
that he tlioughlleHKly expressed the
wish that he might have the pleasure
of eating some of t hem when ripe.
Mr. and Mrs. Ilellinger beard so many
Ifke lemarks from the editors and
their ulvts then In at telldallce at Hie
Stale edllots meet, that tin y volun
teered lo send a sample to all vlsllms i pei milled In
A rather important change in the
management of stale highway affairs
in this county was reported yesterday
from, County Judge Campbell's office
to the effect that Mr. Vinton, resident
engineer in charge of the work on
the. Oregon-Washington highway in
Ihis county, has been relieved of his
duties by District Engineer R. J.
Baldock. Mr. Vinton's successor has
not yet been appointed, but it is un
derstood 'hat a Mr. Smith, who has
been connected with the highway
commission in other parts of the state
will take charge of the work here.
According to informal Inn given out.
at Judge Campbell's office the chango
was made because of a complaint
made by Judge Campbell that the '
work had not been satisfactorily han
dled In Ihis county inasmuch as the
estimate of $146,000 made by the
engineering department ns the
amount necesary to coinnlele the
grade from the Ciliiani county lino
to Heppner. and for which Oscar
Huber, tho contractor to whom, was
awarded tlie work, accepted the con
tract, failed to complete the grade.
Judgo Campbell claims that tho
county court was given lo understand
that $146,000 would complete the
grade and upon that assurance, tho
county turned over to tlie state high
way commission that amount of nion-i
ey, and allowed the commission, to
let the contract. Judge Campbell
claims' thut because of Inefricnency
on the part of the resident engineer
In handling I he work that the appro
priation fell far short of carrying tho
work to a successful conclusion.
Tlie contract, as let by the Mtnto
com mission, called for a grade Hiiffl
clently wide to accommodate a 16-ft.
macadam finish, but It now appears;
that the matter Is In such a tanglo
that tho best that can behopeil for by
Morrow county taxpayers who will
finally put up the money to pay for
the highway construction, Is an. S-fl.
macadam finish the entire length of
the road, and this because of I he
friendly attitude of Commissioner
KMO'i', who finally pul through an
arrangement with (he other rommls
Rloners whereby tlie riimnilsslon will
put up enough money lo complete tho
grade as far as Hie lleymer lunch,
three miles below Lexington, In con
sideration of the (iiniilii.HMli.il being
finish the road Ith an
Hlkm Memorial rwrvlte Net HiintUl
Heppm r Elks will unite In (he reg
ular annual memorl; I ervlr In mem
ory of departed brother of the order
neit Sunday afternoon at the Klk'
temple. Mr. Harnett Goldstein.
United Stale deputy district attorney
for th" district of Oregon, and recog
nlted a an orator of ability, will de
liver the principal address. A aull
able musical program la being r.r-
ranged for the o-raion.
A rordial Invitation la ejtended to
th general pvblie of Mep.iner and
Morrow rnunnty lo bm present at Ihl
intereaiing and beautiful iefvk-e.
Ja-k 0-ell lutum From Kt
Jarg O'N-ll returned from Fault
I'te. Marie at evening, where he
railed teteral week ago by ibe death
of an unrie Mr O'Neil confirm lb
pre. report recently t.tibii.hed ii
the effet-t that 1),. rider f i Nell left
an et tta'e ttued sotm her around
itulliin doilat and Out he
named In hi tinrle't U.t mill a 0
!" te fie'lfliirjr The ntjle rofl
mo.iijr t.f land and t mill ! trn ti
ntfitM h tote (he ette ran be yrrt
bad anl read- to turn turi lo
nlr. Meanwhile, Mr. O Nt staled
tiiniiieri Inl (lull Will Meet 1 Ii in-.,
day I. cuing
A special meeting of the II
roinmerrlal rluli will be In Id
'oiincll Chamber Thursday hhiiiic,
leceinbi r 2, 1920 Prt-ld. Ill ("hath .
Thompson bus culled Hi- meeting,
and lie desire the l l tldlllwe of ev-
ry ronirlbunnng member and every
lltm-n who Is Inlt reied In the coin-
mtinlty' weliate lo be pn,eni. The
meeting will be railed promptly at
00 o'clock I. M
h aving then addt Hie samples
came duly to hand a lew days heroic
Thanksgiving and all recipients had
Mill another ream to be i lad that
lilt')' bail llllelliled tlie hul l. til Si.e,
color, soumliieHH, nroiiia, mid flavor,
everybody agrees the Oitgon nun
berry t cel i.
P, A. MoIIhIiuii, well know fl.tep.
man. Is lecovenng from n m.in
lln -Sl lilt MiMire hotqilt l!.
X II. nun ail. mi in ileail of a 16 it. r i n -Ith
a per orlclnul agreement with
I'limiiiNsion ami contiacl Willi Mr,
Huber. Even when Huh agreement.
Im canliil out by the stale llieio will
remain a gup of about ten inllin -from
the lb ymt r lunch lo Heppner
w ith no Improvement whatever.
Mr. Yntioii was toil of town yester
day when the Hetald tried to reach
1 1 1 r 1 1 . ii ml a slati no tit f l cm him could
nut be secured.
Fle lire Alarm l.t Mgbl
A false fire alarm w turned In I
night soon after midnight, rauslng
uneaalnesa and morh lo'onvt nit ore
to many rlilien The name stunt
was pulled here a year or two go.
nd those guiliy paid fine of I'd
earn. The fine should be doubled in
ihla rae and ech iireeditig rase,
until the proper lui.Jt to atop eiili
foolnhne a found
MORROW COUNTY SIIEEPMKN WILL MEET
lUveirtltin fbuiliril for Dr and Mn
Ladle of lhe Federa'td f t 'i ft I. t
arranging for a rerption in be rih
I lha rhurch tomorrow, (H'Htin
dr evening in honor of ! Dr
nd Mr. I'helM. who en'lT r
turd from Iowa t Pl.t ( . '
repled I fie pitorle of I .. i .. rjt A
'hurrh. The getursl p'l' I r i. t .f
d sllf lnitd fo be pf. .. t.l
Word !. n ( " I ' ' v
tit n.a, t ,.g.. a' W I ' '
M , of M' "4 J I f .e t ,i ' - i -:
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At t!ii lime of year, with congress ju-l ctint niii and
Iraiff st liciliilrs in the air, tlirre is more llian iimi.i1 inter
est in t lie Morrow County Annual Met tint,' of tin- Wool
This metfin' will he held at the T. O. O. !. hall at
.:() 1. M. Sattiflay of this week.
The Pure I'al.rir I'.ill and the New Traiff Srludule arc
Imih 'hie for a jood tlisrussion.
I )i -legates will In- thrtfl to the Slo.fc Convention.
Plan w ill hco l.ii'l for the exteornijrfeitoinn of " oles,
In'- wnf rttrstion form the' vlicrj iii.in's M;'iiIiomt
a!-i lotneo on the program.
S'vral o'itM'1'' iakers are exjuctf
of lhf tnatketin of Wtiol, ;hk
l't al, on ll.e f;iflh r j-latu of ihr
to iliM tts v.iri
! he -1 .1 1 1- - " I -
M .it A st it'i.i
1 1 .
will ;ilo !. tl,r atiiiM.il ihrtion i,f oiiiiir for
'-nut ir car.
A lively mctfiinj is ;nitiiiiatel.