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Volume 38, Numl,er 37.
IIEITXKK, OKEGOX, TIIUHSDAY, DKCKMUKIi 22, 1921.
Means Curtailed Buying by Public
Is Contention of Labor
Demand Does Not Come From
Mass of People But From
BY JOHN L. LEWIS.
Editor's Note. Jonn L. Lewis needs
no Introduction to readers of American
newspapers. For years he has stood
out a brilliant figure In the battles
that have been fought between labor
and capital, a target for abuse as well
as unlimited praise. As president of
the United Mine Workers he has been
constantly In the public eye and wheth
er one agrees with his beliefs or not
no one will deny that what he may say
on any problem now confronting Am
erican labor will be said honestly and
with as much force as the man can
bring to bear on a subject that Is his
whole life's work.
The cruel theory held by a minority
of employers In the United States that
the worker should be forced to labor
for the smallest possible wage that
can be forced upon him Is the theory
that has caused the greatest and bit
terest struggles between capital and
While the number of such employ
ers is small they are largely men who
are In control of the gigantic manu
facturing and producing corporations
of America that give employment to
scores of thousands. They stand to
gether under the dire banner, "Lower
Wages and Higher Profits," a slogan
that openly asserts their right, or
m Ik ht, to Belze from both producer and
Force Wages Dowa
These are the men that seek without
rent, excuse or opportunity to drive
the scale of wage downward regard
less of how low that scale may have
fnlen through general economic condi
tions and these are the men that fight
tight most bitterly the upward trend of
wages and are the last to yield to a
pressure that they know will crush
them if they do not yield. The condi
tions of the wage earner, his life, hap
piness and welfare of his family are
not considered. While America may
be proud of the fact that these men
are in the minority as employers yet
It must face the fact that they are In
a dominant, commanding position and
by the very largeness of their opera
tion can and do cause a general de
pression when ever they can force a
lower scale and set an example whose
psychology Is bad for their fellow em
ployers as well ns the nation of work
ers. They make their proposals of
lower wages not because their business
Is endangered but because they believe
they are In a strategic position that
will allow them to "put it over."
The cry "Deflation of Wages," does
not come from the great mass of the
American public, because the public
is aware that deflation of wages would
leave Industry strangled and Impotent
Deflated wages means smaller earning
power and smaller Incomes for the
workers. Smaller Incomes means cur
tailed buying power. Curtailed buying
power means less demand for the pro
ducts of farm, factory, mill, mine and
shop. Less demand means restricted
production. Restricted production
means less employment for the work
ors and a further shrinkage in their
Incomes and their buying power. The
public understands all of this, and the
public haa no desire to bring about the
operation of such a vicious and des
Having; Hard Time
We do not henr the cry for deflated
wages from the wnge earners them
selves, for they real lie better than
anyone clso what deflation of wages
would mean to them. They know that
deflated wages would bring upon them
hardships, suffering, privation and de
nial of many of the real necessities of
life to Just the extent to which the
deflation process might be carried. It
Is strikingly manifest that the work
ing people of America are having i
hard enough time to get along upon
their present wages, without subject
Ing them to the process of deflation.
Nor do we hear the cry for deflation
of wages from thobb business men
from whom the working people buy
their food, clothing, tools and other
supplies. Reduction of wages and
that's what deflation means would
seriously affect the welfare of these
business men, for It would reduce the
volume of their business. People can
spend only as they earn.
ir you will look around a little you
will also discover that the demand
for deflation of wage Is not coming
from the class of employer j who. give
a humane thought to the welfare of
their employees. And thero are many
such employers In this great nation.
Thase nre the sam j employers who
aro opposed to trade unions and deny
their employees the rlfgt to organise
for their mutual protection and help
Examine In your own mind the list
of those whom you have heard de
mandlng deflation of wages .You will
And they are employers of that type.
Their demand for wago reduction 1b
simply a part of their plan for the de
structlon of the trade union movement
In America. They have decided that
extensive reductions In wages will re
duce the efficiency of labor unions
They nre aware that organised labor
contends for a wnge scale that will en
able the worker to maintain his fam
ily on a decent American standard
of health and comfort. It Is this fact
that sets this class of employers
against labor unions.
Prices Not Down
Hut, we hear some nay: "Prices
would come down If labor would come
down." Experience does not prove this
contention. Employers are not mak
ing such promises, We henr some say
that prices have already come down;
that manufacturers have reduced their
prices and that labor ought to do the
same, borne even go so far as to say 1
that prices have reached the pre-war
level, and, unfoi tunatly, they Induce
some people to believe such statements.
This encourages some to denounce la
bor for fighting to maintain Its wage
The fact Is that prices of the articles
that the worker must buy have not
come down to the pre-war level nor
anywhere near the pre-war level. And
let us all hope that prices will never
again reach the pre-war level
Only a few days ago there appeared
In the daily newspapers an article
telling about the "terrifhc slump" In
prices of the necessities of life, and
demand that labor accept wage reduc
tions for thut reason And on the same
day there appeared In the same news
papers an ollicial statement from
Washington which Baid that the gener
al average of prices of the necessities
of life throughout the country still was
60 per cent above the average for lit 14.
Here we And prices still 60 per cent
higher than they were before the war,
and yet these employers are dmanding
that labor stand for a rduction of
wages to the pre-war level. One falls
to see anything fair in such an attitude
on part of employers. Organized la
bor asks only a square deal.
Not Haek Hlldere
Wage standards were far too low In
liH. It would be an Injustice to force
labor to return to the 1914 level. Am
erica is not a nation of backsliders.
The citizenship of America believes In
progress, In going ahead and not back
ward. It la contrary to every Ameri
can ideal to encourage a policy of slid
ing backward from the 1921 standard
to the standard of 1914. Let s forget
1914, in business, in Industry and in
our every day interest in humanity.
Let's look forward and beyond the pre
sent and Btrive for the attainment of
better things. Let s work for the up
building of our country and all that
it contains. Let's Bwear new allegiance
to that true Americanism that Is found-
id upon the rock of Justice and the
square deal A nation is what people
make it Americans have made this
the best country In the world by going
constantly forward in the path of pro
gress, Let employer, employee and ev
eryone else stand together and not only
maintain the 1921 standards of living
and of industry but make them better
as the years go by. The harmony, con
cord and unity that is so essential to
the future of our country cannot be
Inspired by a deflation of wages and
return to the standards of the year
Mr. and Mrs. O. I.umicll and children
were visitors in Arlington on Thursday.
Misses Mary and Myrtle Kills from
their home near The Willows were call
ing In Cecil on Monday.
Mrs. George Krebs of The Last Camp
spent Wednesday and Thursday vlslt-
lim friends In Arlington.
Cecil Thome of Morgan and C. D.
Wllile of llroadacres, near Cecil, were
calling In Cecil on Sunday.
Mrs. H. V. Tyler of lihea Siding vis
ited with Mrs. (feorgo Henrlksen at
Strawberry ranch on Satutday.
.Max florfkle of the Pendleton East
ern Hide and Junk company was a busy
man around Cecil during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hall from their
ranch near Morgan were calling on
their friends around Cecil on Friday.
Miss A. C. Hytid, who has been spend
ing a few days In Hcppner, returned
to her home at liutterby Flats on Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgc A. Miller and
son ElllB of Highvlew spent Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. Llmlatrom
John Krebs of The Last Camp took in
the sights at The Dulles while deliver
ing a truck for the Oregon Hnasam
Mrs. W. Chandler of Lebanon arrived
at Willow Creek ranch on Friday and
will visit with Mr. and Mrs. A. llenrlk
sen for some time.
Oscar Nash, who has been working
near Morgan for several immtliB Is
spending his vacation with his
Leon Logan at Four .Mile.
Clifford Henrlksen of Willow Creek
ranch spent several days at the coun
ty sent during the week hunting up
Christmas presents for his best girls.
H. K. Duncan of Busy F.ce ranch is
touring around with his famous honey
from his Cecil apiary while Mrs. R. E.
Is shipping cream from their Holstoln
W. E. Ahalt, accompanied by his
daughter, Mib. Hazel ogan, passed thru
Cecil on Monday onroute for Berkeley,
California, where they will visit for
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Knlpfel and
family of Morgan made a short stay In
Cecil beforo leaving for Portland where
they have bought a Lome and will re
side for the future.
Miss Kdith Swick. teacher of Ithea
Siding school, accompanied by Harry
I,. Hayes, of Hood lilver were the din
ner guests of Miss A. C. Hynd at But
terby Flats on Sunday.
Harry L. Hayes who has been visiting
with Mr. and Mis. H. V. Tylor at Ithea
Siding left on tho local on Monday for
Norton, Kansas, where he will spend
Christmas amongst his friends.
The "Mayor" and his deputy made
a trip to lloppner on December 10 to
attend some meeting but what kind of
a meeting we don't know and what
they said ami did still remains a mys
lory to their Cecil friends, but these
two gentlemen returned home enrly the
same day, dead beat to the world
Would speak to no one. Tho Deputy
left for Portland next day nnd' hasn't
been heard from snice. The Mayor ac
companlod by his better half left Cecil
on Dccembor 17 for Hcppner, declaring
he would be both seen and heard at
the Farm Bureau meeting or die In the
attempt beforo returning home.
Dr. McMurdo reports the arrival of
a ten-pound son at the home of Mr
and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson on Willow
creek Just east of this city on Mon
day, December 19.
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j neth L. Binns and Miss Haiel Fleener,
I both students of the Oregon Agricultur-
T. S. Jackson of the U. S. Biological al college, which was solemnized at
survey Is assisting the county agent Corvallis on Saturday, December 17.
the fore part of this week In perfecting The marriage was the result of a some
the details of the rabbit poisoning cam- what short courtship of these popular
paign which will be prosecuted vigor-! students at the college. Mr. Binns Is
ously this winter. All communities are , In his third year at O. A. C. and is
responding satisfactorily. The work is ' prominently connected with the college
under the leadership of committeemen ' activities. At present he Is the editor
in the various communities who dls- of the "Orange Owl." student comic pa
tribute the poison and see that the dis- . per, and Bport editor of the "Barom
trict is covered. 1 eter." semi-weekly publication of the
Those in charge are Jack Hynd and college, besides being connectd with
Al Henrlksen of Cedl; O. Lundell ot other publications of the school.
Ithea's Siding, who Is cooperating in His numerous friends at Heppner ex
organlzlng the Gilliam county section tend congratulations Jo Mr. and Mrs.
using Gilliam county poison in their ' Binns, and wish for them success and
work. Geo. Miler, D. Misner and E. A. prosperity in their new relationship.
l'oe are taking charge of the work
from Morgan to Juniper canyon, Ralph
Finley, C. D. Morey, Julian Rouse and
Crockett Duvall are assuming leader
ship in the Alpine district; Chas. Powell
is In charge of rodent work at Irrigon
and M. B. Signs Ib distributng the poi
son at Boardman.
The poison work has been most effec
tive In beatnlg back the rabbits from
the wheat and alfalfa crops, individual
farmers killing as high as 10,000 rab
bts Inst spring. The sentiment is right
and with the well organized efTort and
favorable conditions a great Inroad
shoul 1 be made on the pest this win
ter It takes the cooperation of all
farmers in the Infested districts, which
has been well assured.
'I li.i ft im:Ib giving the I i-t .'r-sults
Is: Dissolve 1 ounce of strychnine sul
phate In one gallon of hot water and
sprinkle on twelve pounds of wheat
heads or alfalfa leaves, or chopped hay,
depending on the section.
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
FIHST CHRISTIAN CHl'RCH.
Lord' Day. December 23.
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! Stop in your
quest of pelf, pleasure, knowledge,
power, wlBdom and victory and LOOK
into the face of tho Infant Hope of the
A gee, and our personal hope of life
eternal, Jesus the Babe of the Bethle
hem Manger. "In him is light and that
light Is the life of men." LISTEN, to
the chanting of the celestial choir, as
they sing, "Peace on earth, good will
to men," the dream of these years. To
gether let us assemble In the Lord's
house and reverently worship next
Lord's Day. Christmas messages all day.
Bible school 10 o'clock, preaching and
Communion 11 o'clock, Christian En
deavor 6:30. On account of Christmas
exercises at Fair pavilion on Sunday
evening, we will not have preaching
at that hour. We shall be glad to see
you. Come. LIVINGSTONE.
Tost Office rlerk Examination.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission nnnounces a Post Otlioe Clerk
examination, to be held on January 7,
1922, for the purpose of establishing
an eligible register from which selec
tions insy be made to fill vacancies as
they may occur in the position of clerk
Tout Olllce Service, Heppner, Oregon,
Salary, $1,400.00 per annum.
All cltlsens of the United States who
meet the requirements, both men and
women, may enter this examination;
appointing officers, however, have the
lcgnl right to specify the Bex desired
in requesting certification of ellglbles.
Age limits, 18 to 45 years on the date
of the examination. Age limits do not
apply to persons entitled to preference
on nccount of military or naval service.
For furthr information and applica
tion blank apply to the Postmaster, at
Heppner, Oregon; or to the Secretary,
Eleventh IT, S. Civil Service District.
303 Post Office Building. Seattle, Wash
ington. Christmas Cantata by Sunday
School at Christian Church
Tho Sunday school of the First Chris
tlan church will give their beautiful
Christmas cantata on Snturdny evening
next, at 7:30 o'clock. The program Is
appropriate to the occasion and the
public Is cordially Invited to attend
The marriage of Charles B. Bowers
and Maggie Calkins, residents of lone,
took plnce in this city at the home
of ltev. W. O. Livingstone on last
Thursday aftornoon, Mrs. Livingstone
performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs.
Mayne Moore of lone were members
of the bridal party and acted as wit
nesses. The newlyweds will continue
to make their home at lone.
ALL CONFERENCES ARE NOT IN WASHINGTON ,
j Kenneth Binns, Former Hepp
I ner Boy, Now a Married Man
I A recent wedding, of Interest to
i Heppner people, was that of Mr. Ken-
Hoyal Arch Masons Install.
Heppner Chapter No. 26. R. A. M. held
ineir annuH. ii.buu.uoii ul umceni i
Masonic hall on Tuesday evening, when '
the following were inducted into office:
v. a.BU r.iL, ..ui...
acnoe; . d. carram, mB; xoob.TVis outlAk for connection with the
Brennan. C. ot H. ; C. M. Scrivner P S ; ! John Day hI(rhway near pprftyi by wav
ii. a. uuncan, i. ram uemrnuu, oru i
veil; Fred Farrlor, 2nd veil; Boy V. '
Whiteis, 1st veil; J. A. Waters, secre
tary; John Patterson, treasurer; Frank
Superintendent Lena Snell Shurte is
this week conducting the semi-annual
teachers examination with the follow
ing tn attendance: H. H. Crawford and
Mrs. Blanche Watkins, Boardman; Mrs.
Juanita Reitmann, Blanche McMurray,
Marion Albright, Mildred M. SchelL
lone; Mrs. Bertha Stoneman, Hardman;
Ann Roberts, Lena; Georgia Shipley,
Lexington; Olatlys Turner, Heppner;
Anna McPevitt, District No. 29; Mar
garet Doherty, Lena; Daisy Barlow Gil
lespie, Rhea Creek and Mrs. Minnie Mc
Ferrln, Rhea creek.
Dr. Chick reports the birth of a son
on December ltfth to Mr. and Mrs K
George Mead, at their home at Straw
berry, north of Lexington.
Phone orders for Case Transfer and
Bus Co., weekday?, Main S(12, evenings
ami Sundays, Main 313. -Adv. 2t.
HEPPNER HI LIFE
Edited By JUNIOR ENGLISH CLASS
One of the most sucessful high school
! plnys ever given, was presented last
Friday by the student body. Two per-
formnnces were given, one In the after-
noon and one in the evening, berth be-
ing well attended. The gate receipts
amounted to JUS.71. Each of the char
acters acted his part remarkably well,
showing that they had received careful
training. Aunt Mary was especially
good, sending the audience into gales
of laughter by her original speeches and
actions. U.oyd was everything that
could be expected, while Florence Ca
son, who played opposite him, was
equally good, l.m inda nnd Joshua de- ton and Heppner is planned for some
serve special mention, as they played I'm Christmas,
their parts with a degree of reality
which is beyond the reach of most high The different memders of the Junior
school students, adding much comedy English class were appointed to an
to the plnv. Kvle Cox was the tvpleal "ounce the play in the grade rooms last
brother and his two other chums, Carl Thursday. The result was that which
Casnn and Phillip Mahonev, assisted lv;,s wished, an excellent representation
htm in making life interesting for .lack.
The rest of the cast, Cora Mae Craw
ford, Ray McDuffee. Clyde Witcraft,
Mercedeth .lames and Luola Benge,
took their parts very well, also.
One who deserves ns much credit ns
any of the cast Is Fills Irwin, stage
msnnger, and bis two assistants, Ray
mond Ferguson and Paul McDuffee. The
lighting effects, furniture, and stago
properties of al kinds, were provided
by these boys, who also put the stage
in order nnd returned tho properties to
their owners the next day.
The musical numbers given between
tho acts were "Oregon" and "Kentucky
Blues" by Alvin Boyd, Clyde Witcraft,
Paul Aiken and Don Case, nnd "The
Barefoot Trail" by Violet Merrltt, Dor
othy Hill. Cora Mae Crawford and Dor
All of tho small grade rooms have
Christmas trees which they have dec
orated themselves with handwork done
In school. Some or the rooms will have ripur Cats 3
treats given by the teachers. Bees 2
The bulbs hi the window box in thoiptrav Backs "2
English room have been ln bloom for rtono Heads -.1
the last two weeks. One paper white''
Narcissus stem hna thirteen blooms on !
TO FOREST OFFICIALS
Judge Campbell and Commissioners
Bleakman and Davidson returned home
from Portland on Sunday. They had
been spending the last week in Port
land, attending a state meeting of
members of the county courts, which
was greatly enjoyed, and proved to be
instructive as well as entertaining.
They also called in on a meeting of
the State Highway commission, as well
as taking time to interview the For
estry officials in regard to the Heppner-Hardman-Rpray
road. Mr. Belakman
presented some figures to these officials
of which they took note, and applica
tion was also made to them to have
this road placed on their map for fed
eral aid. While it will take some lit
tle time to get this matter under way,
.ludge Campbell feels encouraged that
the ultimate action will be very satis-
fact0ry, and we shall get from the
vernment wnat we desiret even
tn h thfi gtate Highway commission
may not be ln a p0altlon t0 cooperate.
ftj tja-ri,-.- i i- anonuronUa.
" viii-vui aftiiiB.
Judge Campbell also states that the
bond market Is good, and the offerings
now being made of road bonds of this
county will no doubt be taken up at
THE WHITE CHRISTMAS
A WHITE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
will be eld in the Federated church on
Christmas morning by the Sunday
school church and congregation be
ginning at 9:45 a. m. and will close
shortly after eleven o'clock and there
will not be any more church services
during the Christmas day.
We urge the parents to come and
bring their children on time. The ser
vice will bp mostly music and singing.
Jesus said, "It Is more blessed to
give than to receive "
Come and see the little children cast
their gifts into the Heavenly treasure.
E. L. MOORE.
FOR SALK As I am contemplating
leaving Heppner, I am offering my
property for sale. Will make reason
able terms. Pee me at ence. E. H.
Slocum. Advertisement 2t
it. and those along with the Chinese
lilies make the room very fragrant.
We are all very glail about the
Christmas holidays. Vacation begins
Friday nipht and continues until the
morning of January 3.
Interclnftfl Cames With Lexington
Our frosh and sophs met the frosh
and sophs of Lexington last Saturday
night in two hard fought games.
Honors for tho evening were about
even, for our freshmen won their game
21 to IS. and our sophs lost 21 to 25.
A game between the girls of Lexlng-
at the matinee Friday afternoon.
The play oast and three property men
wore treated to a box of candy by Miss
Talniateor Monday noon.
Purine the last two weeks, the mem
lor -i of the sowing- classes that had fin
ished their regular class work were al
lowed to make Christmas presents.
With the exception of "Polly Trim"
aprons and knitted sweaters, the work
has consisted of embroidery, crochet
and ribbon work. The pupils are grad
ed on these the same as their remilnr
Doufrti Mit I-rnmie .iftaketlmll lVrren
urc Senior DtvtNlon
Team Won Lost
Turtles .; 3 0
Heart Hveakers ..2 1
Fire Flies 1 2
Hears 1 2
Supero Oiunes 0
IV t. ,
(Continued on Pag I.)
Santa Will Not Overlook
Fetition of This Little Lady
We have been handed the following
little communication which was penned
to Sama Claus, and we are sure that
when Christmas comet, 8L Nick will
not overlook the little lady:
"Cecil. Ore., Dee. . 1)21.
"Dear Santa Claus:
"I want you to bring me a doll dress
for Christmas and Willis said he wants
you to bring him al tttle car. And
bring Helen a little doll and bring the
baby a rattle.
"Santa Claus please bring Miss Swick
! a school clock will you? Please bring
j Mamma a new dress color light peach
soft dress. Please bring Jake a drum
' and bring papa a cigar. Get something
for us and some more please. And
write me a letter. And bring me a
: gloves please. Helen and Willis a win
j ter gloves to please.
I "I love Santa Claus.
"KATHERINE FARNS WORTH."
We think this pretty good for a lit
tie girl Just learning to write In school
and Santa Claus cannot arrora to over
look her requests. The letter was ad
dressed to "Mr. Santa Claus, Arlington,
KKSOMTIOS OV CONDOLENCE.
Hall of Willow Lodge No. 66, I 0. O.
F., Heppner, Oregon.
Whereas, The hand ot death has re
moved from among our number, our
worthy brother, George A. Stevenson,
Whereas, This Lodge has thereby
sustained a loss that will long be felt,
and the Order has been deprived of a
useful and faithful member:
Therefore, be it resolved that the
sympathy of this Lodge Is extended to
the family of our departed brother ln
this hour of sorrow; that they be fur
nished a copy of these resolutions, and
that they be spread upon the minutes
of the Lodge and a copy furnished the
local press for publication.
W. E. MIKESELL,
J. L. TEAGER,
J. C. KIRK.
Masoale Officer Installed.
"Heppner Lodge No. 9, A. F. A A. Jt,
on Tuesday evening, December 20, in
stalled the following officers for the
ensuing Masonic year: Frank Moore,
Worshipful Master; C. M. Scrivner, Sen
ior Warden; Paul GemmelL Junior
Warden; Frank Gilliam, treasurer;
Leon W. Briggs, secretary; John
Wightman, Junior Deacon; Spencer
Crawford. Senior Deacon; A. L. Ayers,
CAHD OF THANKS.
To our friends and neighbors, and
to Willow lodge No. 66. I. O. O. F. of
Heppner, we desire to extend our sin
cere thanks for their helpful sympathy
extended us during the Illness of our
husband, father and brother, George A.
Stevenson, and for the many beautiful
floral offerings at the grave.
MRS. IDA STEVENSON,
MR. and MRS. J. E. FREVND,
A. H. Barnes of Ooldendale, Wash.,
organization manager for the Oregon
Graingrowers Cooperative association,
was n Heppner for a few days the first
of the week.
Chas. Burchell, of Corvallis, has been
spending the past ten days visitnig with
his brother, Ed Burchell and family at
Lexirgton. He was a visitor in Hepp
ner on Friday.
Kvangellstle Meetings Delayed
Harmon and Gates, national evangel
ists, who have been engaged by the lo
cal Christian church to hold evangel
istic meetings for them, will not begin
the meetings January 1st as announc
ed, but will be delayed until about the
Sth. This Is a very strong team in
their chosen work, and the church Is
anticipating a great meeting.
Arm Broken tr Fall.
While on her way to attend Sunday
school last Sunday morning:, Mrs. L. O
Ilerren had the misfortune to slip and
fall on the walk near the corner at
the Calmus blacksmith shop, and sus
tained a broken left forearm. The
break was quite a serious one. Mrs.
Herren was immediately taken to the
Heppner Surprlcal hospital, where Dr.
McMurdo reduced the fracture, and
she was returned to her home and Is
now getting along well. ,
A CHRISTMAS CANTATA
The Federated Sunday school will
pive a beautiful Christmas Cantata and
the Christmas program at the Federat
ed church on Friday evening, December
23rd at 7:30.
THK OLD TIME CHRISTMAS TREE
A choir of fifty voices.
Come and bring your children and
friends and hear the splendid music, it
will be good for every body.
Cnenaiinn Operation la Performed.
A successful caesarlan section was
performed by Dr. McMurdo at the
Heppner Surgical hospital on Sunday
upon Mrs. M. W, Hammer of this city
and she was delivered of a 9-pound
daughter. Report from the hospital
today is to the effect that Mrs. Ham
mer is getting along splendidly and her
complete recovery is but a matter of
a few days The little daughter is do
inw; well, and Mr. and Mrs. Hammer
rre undoing over its advent. This is
the frst time this operation was ever
attempted in Heppner, nnd the hospital
force are Jubilant over its successful
0. A. C. STUDENTS AND
DO YOl WANT TO DO SOME
THING FOR YOUR ALMA MATER?
All O. A. C. students and alumni
who see this notice are asked to
meet at the residence of V. B. Bar
ratt in south Heppner at 2;30 Satur
day nftermum to talk over college
life nnd incidentally make plans for
an O. A. C. party.
Are you on
Show the pep which characterises
the Institution and be on band,
you'll not be sorry.
Aaaaal Mrvtlag Hrlt Here Last Hilar,
ay. Plaas Laid for Coming enr
Membership Campalga to atari Sooau
(By C C. CALKINS.)
The annual meeting of the Morrow
County Farm Bureau proved to be a
very interesting one. The meeting was
called to order by President Kelthley
at 10:45 and there was somethnig do
ing every minute until the meeting was
dismissed at 4:15 p. m. The constitu
tion and by-laws which have been
worked out by a committee appointed
by the president, reported at the open
ing of the session. The reading and
discussion and adoption of the constl-
tution and by-laws occupied the total
The afternoon session opened by the
whole delegation joining together ln
singing a farm bureau song. This song
was rather unique, made up for the
particular occasion and the farmers
present certainly made It ring.
Inasmuch as the foundation of all
Farm Bureau work is based upon the
community program, sometime wai
given to the discussion of the program
as worked out by the different com
munities. Very definite plans have been
laid out for specific work among which
might be mentioned the following:
Twenty-eight men located in the differ
ent wheat growing sections are try.rt
out the different varieties of wheat side
by side and U expected that in the
next two or three years we will know
within a bushel what can be expected
from the different varieties in the dif
In treating for smut much damage
is done to the seed wheat The differ
eent methods of seed treatment will be
tried side by side on as many differ
ent farms ano on land located nett to
th toad These ilat will be labeled
and farmers In the county will have
an opportunity to observe these dem
onstrations during the next two or
Seed wheat certification work is also
going to be followed up.
A definite poultry program involving
the bringing in of hatching eggs and
day old chicks from stock of high egg
production, culling of the flocks and
the feeding for egg production to be
particularly stressed in a number of
the communities of the county. The
Labor committee will also function,
setting the wage scale for spring and
Five different extension schools will
be held ln the county during about the
second week in February. The com
munities troubled with rabbits are per
fecting plans for a rabbit extermina
tion campaign, beside miscellaneous
plans for other work in the county.
The future of the roads of Morrow
county will depend largely upon the
ccooperation obtained from farmers
working together on a good road pro
gram rather than through the organ
ized Farm Bureau.
Mr. Schulmerick, president ef the
Washington farm bureau, explained the
Moline Plow company's contract
through which the farmers will be able
to save 17 1-2 per cent on all machin
ery purchases. He also explanied the
Kelly-Springfield Tire company's pro
position through which the Farm Bu
reau members will be able to save
about 20 per cent on all tires purchas
ed. Mr. Schulmerick also delivered a
very interesting address showing the
need of organization and closed by in
dicating that he was going to be able
to spend a week in the county work
ing with the organifcntton committees
and told the people that every farmer
in Morrow county must be seen and
lined up in the farm bureau.
The nominating committee of which
Dwight Misner of lone was chairman,
presented the names of R. W. Turner,
J. O. Kincaid, for president: Ed Rugg
and Ray Wright for vice-president: R.
M. Hulden for secretary-treasurer. Mr.
Turner was elected as president; Ed
Rugg as vice-president; E. M, Hulden,
secretary-treasurer. The nominating
committee also nominated Ray Wrrlght,
J. O. Kincaid, Jack Hynd, Ed NellL Os
car Keithley, C. E, Glasgow and Ed
Rietmann as executive committeemen.
Recommendations of the cowmitteo
were adopted as read.
Everyone present was u.uch inter
ested in putting across an effective
membership campaign, getting a hun
dred per cent of the Morrow county
farmers in the farm bureau.
The moving picture was then given
entitled "Spring Valley." which showed
tho effectual transformation brought
in one agricultural community by the
workings of the farm bureau. The
meeting adjourned to meet next year
at the time set by the executive com
mittee. STATE TKM'HKHS' ASSOCIATION
Superintendent Mary L. Fulkersou,
president of the State Teachers associ
ation, annonucs the annual convention
to be held in Portland on December 27,
2S, :H and 3'i. Tho first day will be
taken up with the meetings of tho
standing committees. The re ular
work of the convention will begin at
nine o'clock Wednesday morning, De
cember -S. All day Wednesday will bo
given up to the section of the Repre
sentative council which transacts all
the business f -m the association. Gen
eral assemblies and department meet
ings will be hrtld on Thursday and
Friday. Tho association will meet in
j the Lincoln High school. The Tort-
land hotel will bo headquarters Tor the
hTe two leading speakers of tho con
vent inn will bo Dr. C barb's H. Jtidd,
director of the school nf education "f
i the University of Chicago, and Dr. Mar
) ion Leltny Kurton, president of the
University of Michigan. Each appear
I twice on the program of th admiral
! sessions and each will spnak In dtrpurt
H. V, Gat .), president ot Hpputir
Light and Watr company, wan In 'he
city fur a couple of days Uio end f tiii
week. He de pur tod Mond.iy iiiorninK,
going to Guldundule, Wah, frutn iioi.