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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1926.
From 0. A. C. Statistician.
According to the review sent out
from Oregon Agricultural College ex
tenaion department, the general ag
ricultural aituation as touching this
part of the state is perhaps little if
any better than last season. The re
port satea that there was nothing
very outstanding about the movement
of farm products to market in Octo
ber. Com moved in largeT volume
than in other recent years, while but
ter came in somewhat less quantity.
Exports of wheat and flour were not
too encouraging in view of the large
crop of wheat, and pork products and
meats moved slowly. There was a
good export movement of tobacco and
cotton during October, which is the
latest month for which figures are
General Conditions by Regions.
In the East, the general tone ap
pears little better than last year, but
dairy interests are finding things gen
rally satisfactory. In the South, the
big cotton crop is causing some con
cern both at present and regarding
what to do next year. The corn har
vest made slow progress in the Corn
Belt and some reports of molding in
the fields and cribs have been made.
The hog situation there is mixed be
tween good prices and heavy cholera
losses, winter wheat is reported do
ing well in the Wheat Belt, and
weather has generally been favorable
for fall work. The Range Country
has had open conditions during the
fall and livestock generally in good
shape, but there is a receding move
ment to market. The Pacific Coast
is generally going into winter in good
shape. Crop yields this year in the
Twelfth Federal Reserve district
promise to be better both in quantity
and quality than last year.
The Situation in Oregon.
Although there has not been much
liquidaiton of farm mortgages, Ore
gon farmers have been generally
catching up on current indebtedness
during the past two seasons, the
tree-fruit growers, however, have not
fared as well as some other commod
ity producers and this season had not
added anything to their satisfaction
on the whole owing to low prices
coupled with "spray residue" troubles
and the like.
About the usual acreage of fall
wheat has been sown, with conditions
generally favorable except lack of
moisture at seeding time. Fall con
ditions for seeding and for pastures
have been favorable on the west side
of the Cascades. Interest in expand
ing the dairy, poultry, hog and sheep
enterprises continues to feature re
ports of farmers' intentions. Inter
est is also keener in beef cattle.
There is talk of increasing the mint
acreage, and there, is interest in the
Willamette Valley in more flax and
perhaps sugar beets. Small fruit and
nut growers are generally optimistic.
The Situation in Some Counties,
CROOK: 95 of potato crop sold.
60 clover seed sold at from 2oc to
30c per lb. Approximately 3000 head
steers on feed. Small increase of
lambs on feed. Good rains started
grass; stockmen more optimistic.
Feed supply ample. Dairy on in
crease with butter fat at 45c per lb.
No surplus stock for sale. Increased
interest in poultry but lower prodnc
tion than a year ago.
DESCHUTES: Choice alfalfa hay
available for shipment; quotations
$16.00 f. o. b. 33 cars of beef cattle
on feed. Cattle in good condition.
Six operators feeding 4435 head
lambs. Plenty of feed. A few sales
of purebred Holsteins and Jerseys for
breeding stock. Dairy production in
creased about 20 during year. More
modern dairy equipment purchased
59 milking machines this year.
mukkuw: November soil mois
ture best for three years. Winter
wheat coming better. Alfalfa seed
yields spotted; 300 acres hulled all
scld. Grass growing well on ranges
for this time of year. Sheep in good
condition. More interest in dairying,
Market for dairy cattle good. A num
ber of dairymen in irrigated section
have sold most of their stock, keep
ing young stcok. Interest in poultry
increasing. Much interest in commer
cial poultry plants in the irrigated
section. Honey crop 65 per cent be
low normal, borne increase among
bee keepers who have plenty of bee
UMAliLLA: Milton prune grow
ers interested in organization for
price stabilization. Hermiston Farm
Eureau Cooperative completed second
year with sales volume of $115,990,
being 60 in excess of last year,
Saving on purchases approximately
20 or $28,362. Net earnings $1,301
placed in surplus fund. Net assets
$5,938 accumulated in two years time,
Started with no assets and very small
membership, now has about 525 mem.
bers. One cent premium for sweet
cream now being paid. Hermiston
Commercial club assisting in estab
lishing of commercial chick hatchery
of 72.000 capacity. Record precipi
tation of 3.32 inches at Hermiston
UNION: Surplus of labor. Weath
er rainy; favorable to fall wheat,
Rainfall heaviest on record for No
vember Pasture exceptional for this
time of year; saves much hay. Gen
eral tightening up of expenditures,
slack trading. Not much demand for
apples; prices low. Some fresh
prunes brought about $30.00 per ton
including packing and picking costs
(better than not harvesting), some
not harvested. Fair crop of alfalfa
seed, Grimm seed available for sale.
Hay $10.00 to $12.00 in stack. Pota
toes lower $25.00 to $32.00 per ton.
900 sheep sold at public sale Novem
ber; $10.00 to $15.00 for grade ewes;
private sales about $12.50 for 5 and
6 year old ewes. Dairying on a good
basis with lower feed cost; price
lower than last year. Eggs lower
than usual; production fair, associa
tion price to retailers, 48c for stand
Livestock Situation Review.
BEEF CATTLE: There has been
vei little change in the beef cattle
situation during the past month.
Steer prices have increased slightly;
and there is somewhat less breeding
stock being offered for sale and de
mand for this class of cattle is keen
er. The financial condition oi tne
cattlemen is about the same, although
the feeling is perhaps more optimistic.
Cattle receipts at North Portland
are running about the same as last
year at the same time, but the;e Is
a decided decrease in the number of
calves received, amounting to a toral
of 6,000 head on that market. The
total slaughter of cattle for the Uni
ted States is considerably higher for
the year to date than for 1925 or the
three-year average. The cattle feed
ing situation throughout the United
States on December 1 indicated about
the same number as last year, but the
distribution by classes and by states
is somewhat different. The figures
point to decreased feeding for the
winter market and increased feeding
for the summer and fall markets next
SHEEP: Oregon is believed to be
feeding between 40,000 and 50,000
lambs this winter. For the United
States as a whole, the situation on De
cember 1 indicated about 200,000 more
sheep and lambs on feed than at th,e
same time in 1925. This feeding is
heaviest in the Corn Belt and close to
terminal markets. The Western
States as a group are feeding less
sheep and lambs because of a big de.
crease in Colorado where about 700,
000 are on feed compared to 1,475,000
lr.st year. All of the other Western
States, except Wyoming and possibly
Idaho, are expected to feed more
lambs than last year. A rather heavy
movement of lambs to market is ex
pected during the next few weeks,
with smaller supplies later in the
spring, unless the price situation
should result in a heavy movement
of shearing lambs to feed lots during
the late winter. The demand for ewes
continues strong, although some au
thonties point to the cotton situa
tion and the tendency to expand the
sheep business as a note of caution
HOGS: The Northwest supplied
practically all the needs at Portland
in pork during the past month and
there was a falling off of receipts
from Middle Western states. The de
mand is still strong for feeders and
breeding stock in the state. There
is a mixed situation in the Unit
States as a whole, owing to the chol
era epidemic in the Corn Belt and
some uncertainty regarding how hog
producers may have responded to the
information contained in the June
g survey wmch snowed some evi
dence that breeders may have toned
own their program somewhat. The
December survey will shed more light
on the hog situation. Cheap lard as
result of cheap cottonseed oil fol-
owing the big cotton crop is a bear-
h factor in the hog market, but
evertheless prices are good and will
robably remain so for some weeks at
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chased the half interest of Lorin
O'Gara in the Arlington Bulletin. Mr.
Ortman is well known to a number of
Arlington citizens, having lived in
Condon for the past five and one half
years and being employed during thi
ime on the staff of the Condon Globe-
Mr. Ortman is an experienced news-
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ness for a number of years and is a
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other sources we learn that he is
baseball player of considerable abil-
ty, holding down a regular job on the
Condon team during his residence in
hat city. He is also a musician and
will be welcomed by the local band
Mr. Ortman expects to mcve his
family to Arlington just as soon as
suitable quarters can be procured.
We are shipping in an assorted car
load of fencing and offer you the fol
lowing bargains of high grade, stand
card fencing, nails, etc.:
26-in., 8-bar, 12-in. stay, wolf proof
Galvanized field fence WVit rod,
26-in., 8-bar, 6-in. stay, wolf proof
Galvanized field fence 32c rod
Glidden Painted Barbed Wire 5c lb.
Glidden Galvanized Barbed Wire
I'olished Fence Staples $530 keg
Nails, base $4.70 keg
Terms: CASH WITH ORDER.
Delivery, Heppner, Ore.
rEOI'LES HARDWARE COMPANY
By ROBERT FULLER.
Visitors to New York will soon have '
an added sight to see, for construction
work on a 110-story office building,
the highest in the world, will begin
within the next few weeks.
The super-skyscraper will tower
1,208 feet above sea level. It is to
iise from the Times Square section,
and will front on Forty-second street
between Eighth and Ninth Avenues,
only a few blocks from the "cross
roads of the world," as Broadway and
Forty-second has been named.
This huge office structure, to be
known as the Larkin Tower Building,
together with the 50,000 square feet
of ground it will occupy, is estimated
to cost $22,500,000,000. The value of
the ground was said to be $4,500,000.
From rentals the builders expect
to obtain about $3,000,000 yearly. It
s to be ready for use in 1928.
This sky-piercing tower is designed
show the stern and simple beauty
f the American skyscraper. It will
be of steel, limestone and brick, with
a granite base, Vermont marble for
the first story and Indiana limestone
for the second and third stories of the
Forty-second street facade.
At present the highest building in
the world is the new 85-story Book
Tower in Detroit, but the Larkin Tow-
Building will be nearly 300 feet
higher. It will be 416 feet higher than
the 60-story Woolworth Building, now
the tallest in New York.
Sixty high-speed elevators will
serve this new super-skyscraper. Two
of these will be expresses ascending
without a stop to the eighty-second
story, from which four shuttle cars
take passengers to the 110th
The three upper stories of the im
mense structure will be given over en
tirely for sight-seeing purposes. From
these the visitor to New York can see
the busy streets of America's metrop
olis spread out below him.
Excavations for the foundation will
be in the rock forty-eight feet below
street level. The building will rest
on a heavy grillage embedded in an
eighteen-foot reinforced concrete slab.
estimated to bear a load of thirty-five
tons to the square foot. Designers of
the building say less than 60 per cent
of this capacity load will be used.
No attempt was made to design the
building as the tallest in the world
declares John A. Larkin, of Larkin
"We simply endeavored to provide
the greatest amount of permanen
light and air to the greatest possible
proportion of floor area with a sur
plus of elevator service," he said
"The projected building came natur
ally out of these conditions.
The site will front 226.1 feet on th
south side of Forty-second street and
will run through the block to
frontage of ' 250 feet on Forty-first
Of the 1,450,000 square feet th
new structure will contain, '950,000
will be rentable. In this respect
will be surpassed by only three oth
ers, the new Graybar Building under
construction in New York, the Equit
able Building, also in New York, and
the General Motors Building in Detroit.
Thousands will visit the new build
V" ' OSS J
hand all of the following described
real property in Heppner, Morrow
County, State of Oregon, to wit:
Commencing at a point 116.49 feet
south of the northeast corner of Lot
2 in Block 2 of Preston Looney's ad
dition to Heppner, Oregon, said point
being further described at the north
east corner of the south half of said
Lot and Block, running thence wes
216 feet, more or less to Intersect
with the east line of the Cornett
roperty, thence following said east
line of said Cornett property, in
southeasterly direction to a point
which is 88 feet south of the north
line of the south half of said Lot and
Block, thence east 177 feet, more or
less to the east line of said Lot and
Block, thence north 88 feet to the
point of beginning, all of said proper
ly being a portion of Lot numbered
2 in Block 2 in Preston Looney's Ad
dition to Heppner, Morrow County,
State of Oregon;
or so much of real property as may
be necessary to satisfy the plaintiff's
judgment, costs, attorney's fees, and
accruing costs of sale.
Dated and first published this 30th
day of December, 1926.
Sheriff of Morrow County, State
cent per annum from April 23, 1926;
the further sum of $39.20 with inter- j
est at the rate of six per cent per
annum from September 14, 1926; the
further sum of $6.00; the further sum
of $75.00 attorney's fee and costs and
disbursements taxed and allowed at
S44.40, which jjudgment was rendered
on the 20th day of December, iho.
I will on January 29th, 1927, at tne
hour of 10:15 o'clock in the forenoon
of said day at the front door of the
Countv Court House in Heppner, Mor
row Countv. State of Oregon, oner
for sale and sell to the highest bid
der for cash in hand, all of the fol-
lowins described real property in
IleDnner. Morrow County, State of
Oregon, to wit:
Lot Four (4) In Block Four (4) of
Jones Addition to Heppner, Oregon,
or so much of said real property as
may be necessary to satisfy plaintiff's
judgment and accruing costs of sale.
Dated and first published this 30th
day of December, 1926.
Sheriff of Morrow County, State
For Sale Rhode Island Red cocker
els, out of high producing strain,
$1.60. Phone 3x3, Heppner. Ralph
For sale, rent or will trade for
Portland property, the Wherry place
at Heppner. Write to A. C. Wherry,
6524 42nd Ave., Potland. 30-4t.
Giant Bronze turkeys for sale.
Toms $10.00, hens $6.00. Mrs. Cora
Burroughs, lone, Oregon. tf.
See us before you build. Our
prices are right. Heppner Box &
Lumber Co., Yards aero is from de
Having leased 'the Stacy Roberts
residence, we are prepared to furnish
you comfortable rooms and good
meals at a reasonable price. Try us.
Mrs. Frank Shively.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an execution and order of sale,
issued out of the Circuit Court of
the State of Oregon for Morrow
County, dated December 29, 1926, to
me directed, in that certain suit in
said Court wherein Union Savings &
Loan Association, a corporation, se
cured judgment against Nellie G. An
derson and Gay M. Anderson for the
sum of $335.18 with interest at the
rate of 10 per annum from January
31, 1926; the further sum of $82.01
with interest at the rate of six per
.Tnhn A. Larkin. is the prospec
tive builder of the new monarch of
NewYork' skyline a 108 story
office building. It will be the big
jreit thing made by man and will
rise 1208 feet, overtopping the
Woolworth Building by 416 feet
Hid will cost $22,500,000.
ing daily on its completion, it is said,
and will marvel at it as visitors once
did at the Flatiron Building, now
almost a "back number." The wonder
of this new Larkin Tower Building
may pass, too, but for the time, it will
be one of the "sights to be seen" in
The next regular meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary will be
held at Legion headquarters on Tues
day evening, January 4th. The host
esses will be Mrs. Gemmell and Mrs.
Hear Guy Fitch Phelps, D. D., poet,
preacher, writer, lecturer and world
traveler, at the Methodist church be
ginning Sunday night, January 2, and
closing Sunday night, January 9.
Miss Elaine Sigsbee returned to
r'ortland on Sunday after spending
Christmas here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. G. Sigsbee.
DRUM HELLER WHEAT SOLD.
The George Drumheller wheat crop
in Washington has been bought bv
he Henry Collins company of this
city, it was announced at the office of
Mr. Collins this morning. This crop,
totaling in the neighborhood of 125,-
000 bushels, is declared to be the
argest individual wheat crop in the
state. Price obtained by Mr. Drum
heller for the crop was not released.
The wheat of the soft white Feder
ation and Triplet varieties, will be
uted for export purposes, Mr. Col
lins anounced, and the grain is now in
warehouses at Drum, Dry Creek, Thiel
and Eureka as well as other sidings
Estimates were also made today by
Mr. Collins that probably twenty-five
to thirty per cent of this year's crop
of the northwest was still in the
hands of growers. Price of wheat at
this time is said to be $1.15 to $1.20
Present indications, Mr. Collins
said, were that probably a greater
percentage of soft Federation wheat
vould be grown than ever before.
Pendleton East Oregonian.
PRUNING DEMONSTRATION HERE.
To give Morrow county farmers an
opportunity to become familiar with
the latest information on care and
management of trees a pruning dem
onstration has been arranged by
County Agent Morse to be held at the
Wighlmsn Brothers orchard Just
north of Heppner on Thursday, Jan
15th, at 2:00 p. m.
At this time approved methods of
pruning different fruit trees will be
siiown and their management for
maximum production discussed. R.
F. Wilbur, assitant county agent on
the Umatilla project, will be present
and conduct the demonstration. Other
meetings are being arranged in the
Board man and Irrigon communities,
Regular meeting of Heppner Post
;o. 87, American Legion at Legion
headquarters Monday evening, Jan
POMONA GRANGE MEETING AT
IRRIGON JANUARY 8.
The Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at Irrigon on Saturday, Jan
uary 8. Pomona Lecturer, Charles
Nizer, is working out a fine program
for the meeting. One of the speakers
for the day will be Paul V. Maris, Di
rector of Extension Service, of the
Oregon Agricultural College. All
Grangers should make it a point to
attend the meeting.
UMATILLA PROJECT ECONOMIC
The Umtailla Project Economic
Conference report contains much val
uable information for all project far
mers. Copies of this report have been
mailed to all farmers In the Board
man and Irrigoh communities that
are on the County Agent's mailing
l:st. If you know of any farmers who
did not receive one of these reports
send his name In and he will be put
on the list to receive one.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Olden of
Fairview are visitors in Heppner today.
January Sale of Winter
Dresses and Coats, Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednes-
day, at Curran Hat Shop.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an execution and order of sale
issued out of the circuit court of tho
State of Oregon for Morrow County,
dated the 29th day of uecemDer, ido,
to me directed in that certain suit
-herein the Staet of Oregon, a public
corporation, secured a judgment
against Oliver F. Potter and Agnes
Potter, husband and wife, for the sum
of $1763.22 with interest at the rate
of 4 per annum from the 6th day
of November, 1924, and the further
sum of $200.00 attorney's fees, and
costs and disbursements in the sum
of $12.00, which judgment was dated
December 23, 1926.
I will on the 29th day of January,
1927. at the hour of 10 o'clock in the
forenoon of said day at the front door
of the County Court House in Hepp
ner, Morrow County, State of Oregon,
offer for sale at public auction and
sell to the highest bidder for cash in
Beginning With 1927
we are still headquarters for
JEWELRY, MUSIC and RADIO
For the past year's valued relationships
we thank you.
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1 A Good Place to Eat J
We serve good meals 1
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I American Bakery & Cafe 1
Star Theater, Heppner, Ore.
A show every night. Four Programs each week, changes on Sunday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Show Starts at 7:30. Admission: Children 20c, Adults 30c, unless otherwise stated.
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 and 31
Edward Everett Ijorton and May Burch in THE NUT-CRACKER
Humorously devired for husbands with rings in their noses and wives who want to wear trousers.
Full of Laughs and Kicks. Also Earle Foxe in RAH! RAH! EIDELBERG, 2-reel Van Bibber comedy.
After show and running until midnight. Madge Bellamy and James Kirkwood in SECRETS OF THE
NIGHT. A whale of a mystery play with a laugh in every scene. You'll be wide awake to see the old
year out and the new year in, And DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP, special attraction issued by U.S. navy.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 1
Tom Mix and Tony, the Wonder Horse in . . .
MY OWN PAL
A cowpuncher finds more adventure in narrow city streets thnn in the wide open spaces, une or
the snappiest thrillers Tom Mix has ever made. Also FOUR SQUARE STEVE, 2-reel comedy-western
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SUNDAY and MONDAY, JANUARY 2 and 3
Geo. Sidney and Alexander Carr in ..... . PARTNERS AGAIN
The adventures of Potash and Perlmutter, by Montague Glass. A comedy whirlwind from beginning
to end Laughable Gags, Snappy Dialogue Laughs mixed with Thrills One Continual Chuckle.
Potash & Perlmutter, the fifty-fifty partnersgrappllng with the hot end of the auto business and
then with a runway airplane. You'H Laugh! You'll Roar! You'll Howl!
Also Wanda Hawley in A THRILLING ROMANCE, two-reel comedy.
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TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 and 5
Eleanor Boardman & Conrad Nagle in .... THE ONLY THING
By Elinor Glynn. Here is an amazing story of love behind a throne, told with the gorgeous color
nad romantic fire that have made Elinor Glynn famous. In the midst of naming revolution, is told
a thrilling tale of passion and sacrifice, made into a picture whose magnificance and bigness you cant
forget. Also BUSTER'S ORPHAN PARTY, two reel Buster Brown Comedy.
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William Boyn In THE LAST FRONTIER. Ricardo Cortez in Ibanez' TORRENT.
It's fine, watch for it. George O'Brien in RUSTLING FOR CUPID.
Laura LaPlante in THE TEASER. By Peter B. Kyne.
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A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL