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Volume 45, Number 44.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
W. P. Mahoney Selected;
Good Meeting Held
at Baker.
With the closing sessions of the
Oregon Woolgrowers' association at
Baker on Saturday, officers for the
coming year were chosen as fol
lows: W. P. Mahoney, Heppner, presi
dent; Fred Phillips, Baker, first vice
president; Garnet Barratt, Hepp
ner, second vice president; S. E.
Miller, Union, third vice president.
Mr. Mahoney succeeds K. G. War
ner of Pilot Rock, who has been
the very efficient president for the
past three years, and who refused
to consider the place for another
year. Mr. Mahoney states that Mr.
Warner has been an untiring work
er for the interests of the associa
tion during his incumbency as pres
ident and that there has been a
steady growth In the membership,
though this has not yet reached the
point that it should, and actually
represents but 50 per cent of the
floekmasters of the Btate. At this
time, Mr. Mahoney was not in posi
tion to make known his plans for
the immediate future work of the
association, but will announce the
appointment of the executive com
mittee following a meeting of the
retiring officers and as many of the
newly elected officers as can be
brought together In Pendleton to
day. However, he seemed of the
opinion that practically all of the
present committee would be retain
ed, and but few changes made in
this regard. The appointment of
secretary, and other business mat
ters pertaining to the association
will be taken up shortly following
the choosing of the executive com
mittee. Mr. Mahoney states that this was
one of the best conventions of the
woolgrowers that it has been his
privilege to attend, and while he
feels the responsibility that now
rests upon him as head of the as
sociation, he Is confident that he
will meet with splendid cooperation
on the part of the membership, and
that the coming year will mark an
other period of progress. To this
end he will give his best endeavor.
A detailed report of the conven
tion follows, taken from the col
umns of Baker Evening Herald,
Friday and Saturday editions:
With an excellent attendance and
a general feeling of optimism about
the future of their industry, the
thirty-second annual convention of
the Oregon Wool Growers' associa
tion opened In the circuit court
room of the court house this morn
ing. Nearly every seat was filled
when President K. G. Warner of
Pilot Kock called the convention
to order. The sessions will last two
days. .
William Duby, secretary of the
Oregon Cattle and Horse Raisers'
association, Welcomed the wool men
to Baker. Mac Hoke in an address
of response, traced the early his
tory of the wool association from
its founding at The Dalles more
than 30 years ago. He recalled that
the annual convention has not been
held in Baker for 18 years, but that
Baker has always had an active
part In shaping the association's
Mr. Hoke commented upon the
growing spirit of cooperation be
tween the sheep and cattle Indus
tries. Once, he said, a cattleman
would not have welcomed a sheep
man anywhere unless it might be
to the local jail, but that the trou
bles of both industries during their
lean years had wiped out the old
spirit of antagonism and replaced
it with one of good will and coop
eration. The industries have a great
deal in common, he declared. They
have tho same battles to fight and
will get further by working togeth
er for common ends.
Mr. Hoke revealed that the sheep
and wool industry of Oregon now
represents an Investment of $50,
000,000 and has an annual payroll
of $15,000,000.
President K. G. Warner in his
annual address declared that wool
men are individualists and have
been slower to learn to work togeth
er than some other industries, but
that with tariff recognition and
strong organization the outlook for
the immediate future is good. He
recommended sending a delegation
to Washington to attend the hear
ings on tho wool tariff schedule In
the spring, opposed to any changes
In the bounty laws and declared
for federal recognition by statute
of the right of the stockmen to
graze his animals on the national
forests, now only a privilege revok
ablo at any time by the secretary
of the Interior. He advocated an
appropriation to finance federal
work in the control of sheep dis
eases. W. A. Holt, secretary, In his an
nual report showed that less than
200 persons are carrying the cost
of the Oregon Wool Growers' asso
ciation and said that more effective
work could be done If membership
were more representative. He said
efforts to extend the membership
had been and would be made. He
revealed that Umatilla and Grant
counties have the most members of
the association, though 20 counties
are represented.
Four lamb cutting demonstra
tions Rre being conducted by D. W.
Hardsell, of the National Wool as
sociation and affiliated organiza
tions. Lost night nearly every
butcher In the city attended a dem
onstration at the chamber of com'
County Farmers' Weeks
Combine Best Features
Fifteen farmers' "weeks" in as
many counties In Oregon In Febru
ary and March this year will com
bine the best features of the old
single state-wide farmers week of
10 or more years ago, with the mod
ern outlook conferences held in
many sections last year by the Ore
gon State college extension service
Under the plan to be carried out
this year, the state is divided Into
three districts, eastern, southern
and western, and five concurrent
meetings will be held In each of
these sections, one week being de
voted to each section in the period
beginning February 18 and ending
March 8.
Each day will be devoted to a sin
gle enterprise, such as poultry,
dairy, livestock, horticulture and
crops. Thus farmers and business
men who cannot attend the entire
time may choose the days most suit
ed to them. Extension specialists,
county agents, local leaders and
some state officials will aid the far
mers in obtaining latest Informa
tion on both production and econ
omic outlook phases of the farming
merce rooms. This morning the
high school Btudents witnessed a
similar showing and this afternoon
the women of the city had correct
cutting methods demonstrated at
the library auditorium. The conven
tion witnessed it this afternoon also.
The Oregon Wool Gowers asso
ciation was rounding out the last
day of a most successful convention
at the court house this afternoon.
All sessions have been well attend
ed and usually thre has been a row
of people standing at the rear of
the court room, so keen has been
the interest in the program.
Talks by government men and the
manager of the largest cooperative
wool marketing agency in the coun
try occupied " the program this
Stanley Jewett, predatory animal
Inspector in Oregon, described the
Utah uniform bounty law which has
been recommended for enactment
in otiier states, but which is believ
ed to be unconstitutional and there
fore offering little prospect of ben
efit for Oregon. He said the pre
datory enimal service killed about
5000 coyotes in Oregon last year
which had been definitely reported,
besides killing others whose bodies
were not found and cutting off the
increase. The service maintains
about 30 full-time hunters In Ore
gon, he said.
Ira N. Gabrielson, In the govern
ment rodent control service, told of
damage to summer and winter
range by rodents and the best metn
ods of extermination. E. N. Kava
naugh, assistant district forester in
charge of grazing, outlined the gov
ernments policies and expressed
gratification at the growing parti
cipation of stockmen in range man
Roy A. Ward, manager of the Pa
cific Cooperative Wool Growers' as
sociation, which markets wool
grown In Oregon, Washington, Ida
ho, Nevada and California, explain
ed tho workings of the organiza
tion. It finances its members to
the extent of $1 per head pre-shear-ing
advance and a 60 per cent ad
vance when the wool is received at
the association warehouses. The
wool is sold to the factroles which
use it for the best prices obtainable
nd the poceed3 remitted to the
grower less about 2 cents per pound
for selling. The association handl
ed about five million pounds last
year and has handled 35 million
pounds in the nine years of its ex
istence. The list of registrations included
the following sheepmen from Hepp
ner, this county being strongly rep
resented in the association, has al
ways had a large delegation at the
meetings: J. J. Kelly, W. G. Hynd,'
John Kilkenny, Frank Monahan,
Frank Wilkinson, W. P. Mahoney,
E. O. Neill, H. A. Cohn, R. A.
Thompson, Ralph Justus, W. A.
Cleveland, Garnet Barratt and C.
W. Smith, county agent
The closing session followed im
mediately after the election of of
ficers on Saturday evening, and the
Herald gives this report:
The banquet was attended by
more than 200 persons, considerably
more than had been expected the
day before. Mac Hoke, Pendleton,
presided as toastmastcr In the ab
sence of O. M. Plummer who was
called back to Portland by the Mi
ners of Mrs. Plummer.
The evening's program, following
an excellent dinner served by the
ladies' of St. Stephens' Episcopal
church, Included short talks by the
George Merrltt, William North,
K. G. Warner, F. L. Ballard, James
Dobbins, Ira D. Stnggs, R. G. John
son, E. M. Kavanaugh, William
Stewart, Alex Roberts, Fred R.
Marshall, Herman Oliver, Hugh
Sprout, C. L. Jamison, Ed. Miller,
Fred Phillips, Garnet Barratt and
W. P. Mahoney.
The entortnlnment features In
cluded tho high school orchestra,
comedy act by Mrs. Frank Oxman,
Jr., Ontario; Willa Mac Bltz, ac
companied by Margaret Tucker;
acrobatic exhibition, Charles Smith;
Jewish monologue, Leo Bartholo
mew; Bongs, Percolating Four, ac
companied by Zella Smurthwalte,
Ira D. Stnggs of Keating won the
purebred buck given by James
Dobbins of La Grande to tho mem
ber of tho association who could
guess closest to his weight. Mr.
Staggs' guess was correct to the
ounce, 153 pounds and eight ounces.
Another guess came within half a
pound of the correct weight and
several were within three pounds.
E. L. Potter of the state college
presented the ram.
. H. S.
Locals Start Season To
morrow at lone; Hepp
ner May Get Tourney.
After having the game scheduled
at Fossil last Friday postponed, the
Heppner high hoopsters will have
a chance to relieve their repressed
emotions and pent-up anxiety, and
withal show their mettle when they
meet lone high in their first game
of the season at lone tomorrow
night, and then the fast Pendleton
high team the following night, Sat
urday, on the local floor.
The long pre-season training
with a lack of contests has kept
Coach Poulson busy to keep the
team from going stale and to keep
up their interest. However, he be
lieves the boys will give a good
accounting of themselves, and
though at a disadvantage when
meeting the more experienced team
from Pendleton, they will do their
utmost to uphold the honor of their
school and give the large number
of fans expected to attend, a treat
for their money. The Pendleton
game will start at 7:30, and the
admission price will be 50c.
The probable starting line-up is
given by the coach as follows: Rod
Thomson, center; Hank Robertson
and John Farley, forwards; Harold
Gentry, James Monahan, guards.
Richard Walker, John Kirk, Nolan
Turner and Gordon Bucknum who
fill out the squad, also have a good
chance of mixing it in one or both
of these games, declares Mr. Poul
son. Pendleton will be the first high
school team outside the Upper Col
umbia Athletic league to be intro
duced to Heppner's fine gymnasium
floor, one of the very best in East
ern Oregon, according to James M.
Burgess, superintendent of the local
schools and president of the Uma
tilla High School Basketball con
ference, who announces that Hepp
ner is in line for, and can have the
conference championship tilts play
ed here at the end of the season,
providing the town desires it.
The Umatilla Basketball confer
ence comprises all high schools In
Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and
Wheeler counties, and each high
school can place a team In the play
off that desires to do so. Last year
15 teams took part In the champion
ship games at Milton-Freewater,
from which "Mac" high emerged
winners of the division. The win
ning teams in the division play-offs
go to Salem to play for the state
The tournament is not conducted
as a money-making enterprise, says
Mr. Burgess, but it Is expected to
draw enough funds to pay its own
expenses, which amount to about
$1000. Expenses to be met include
the purchase of five or six basket
balls, referee expense, and the act
ual expenses of the visiting teams.
A leading referee is always secured
to officiate at the games.
It has been the policy of the con
ference to play the championship
games at the town in which the
president of the conference resides.
Mr. Burgess believes Heppner has
as good facilities for the handling
of the play-off as any of the towns
in the conference, and would be
glad to see it come here. However,
he does not feel justified in asking
for the play-off games, unless he
has reason to know the city wants
it, and is reasonably certain that
the tournament will pay the ex
penses. That a large number of visitors
from the outside can be expected
to witness the games, he feels con
fident, judging from the crowds
drawn to the tournaments in past
years. Last year some 400 people
from Helix journeyed to Milton
Freewater to witness the champion
ship game in which their team took
part, and followers of all the teams
were in attendance. He feels, and
this paper joins with him heartily
in the belief, that Heppner would
do well to invite the conference to
hold its championship games here
this year.
Mr. Burgess will go to Pendleton
next week to attend a meeting of
the conference officials, at which
time the choosing of the place to
hold the tournament will probably
be decided.
The seventh and eighth grades In
the Lexington school have worked
diligently to be on the honor roll at
the close of the first semester. Mrs.
Frank Turner teaches these grades
and has as a requirement at least
4 A's for honor roll. As a result the
following pupils have received the
semester honor: Eighth Beulah
liiSkclson, 11 AsIn fact her card
was straight A; Annabel Strodt-
man 9, Dale Lane 7, Grace Burchell
4, Sam McMillan 4. Seventh Er-
ma Lane 8 A's, Vcster Thornburg 4,
Earl Bundy 4.
We wish to thus express our
thanks for tho kindness shown by
our Morrow county friends during
the months of illness and the death
of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Anna Swlck,
W. H. Swick and Family,
Monument, Oregon.
Please remember Tuesday eve
ning, January 22nd, is our regular
meeting, also installation of otllccrs.
There will be Initiation. The Ju
veniles will meet Tuesday after
school, Clara Boamer, Secretary.
William C. Lawson
Dies at Newberg, Ore
William Crayton Lawson was
born on February 8, 1850, in Han
cock county, Tennessee, and died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
S. N. Slyter In Newberg, Oregon,
on December 26, 1928, at the age of
78 years, 10 months and 18 days.
He was the youngest son of Will
iam Lawson and Mahala Magneer
Lawson. On Feb. 12, 1868, he was
united in marriage to Harriet Wil
Hams of Wapello county, Iowa, who
died on October 30, 1927, at the age
of 79 years, 7 months and 22 days.
To this union were born 7 children,
all of whom survive except Sarah
Spencer, the eldest daughter, who
passed away in Portland, April 30,
1927, at the age of 56 years. There
remain three daughters and three
sons: Mrs. Marguerite Brown of
Portland; Mrs. Hester Slyter of
Newberg; William Lawson of Glen-
dale, Ore.; Arthur Lawson of Port
land; Ina Everest of Newberg and
Nolan Lawson, also of Newberg.
The deceased was one of the early
settlers in the Newberg district,
first making his home near Hills-
boro In 1876, and shortly after buy
mg a place near Newberg where
he farmed until 1911. In- that year
he traded his Newberg property for
a farm at Heppner. There he en
gaged with his youngest son, Nolan
Lawson, in wheat and stockraising
until about three years ago, when
he returned to Newberg to spend
his remaining days.
Mr. Lawson was well known at
Heppner and during the years he
resided in this community he was
well ( respected as a citizen and
Two Year Courses Are
Planned at Corvallis
Intensive two-year courses in ag
riculture and home economics will
be offered at Oregon State college
next fall for the first time if the
action of the college board of re
gents in establishing such courses
is approved by the state board of
higher curricula. President W. J.
Kerr is now working on the details
of the new courses preparatory to
submitting them to the board.
Under the new plan exactly the
same high entrance requirements
would be maintained as for degree
courses, and the subject matter
would be of collegiate grade so that
credits earned could be transferred
to degree work later if the student
so desired. The advantage would
come in providing a raecs where
by a student could obtain the great
est practical training iif a short
period and later apply that training
on the farm or in the home, rather
than having to take the more elab
orate and technical degree curricula
which fits the graduate for a wide
range of occupations.
The college board of regents In
its January meeting went on record
as being unanimously opposed to
any tampering at this time with
the millage bills by which higher
education is supported in this state.
While the income of the millage has
not kept pace with the increase in
state property nor growth of this
institution, a change now in view
of present state finances was held
Registration of 249 new students
the second term was reported by
h-resldent Kerr, which brings the
total of full time students on the
campus to 3715 for the year. The
total including summer session is
Miss Erma Lovgren. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lovgren of Eight
Mile, who was operated on recently
for acute mastoid, is able to be up
and around.
Doris Schaffer, young daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Schaffer of
Freezeout, who was ill with influ
enza, has returned to her home.
Mrs. W. O. Minor, who has been
ill with influenza the past few days
Is improving.
Mrs. J. R. Bennett is ill at the
hospital with influenza, but Is much
better and will soon be able to go
Lee Doucette, contractor on the
Henry Cohn residence, has been ill
the past few days with Influenza,
but will soon be able to get out
Danny Dinges, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Dingos of Lexington,
was 111 the past week with acute ap
pendicitis, but has recovered. It
was not necessary to operate.
James Brosnon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Brosnan of Lena, receiv
ed a badly sprained ankle Monday
when he jumped off a fence to the
ground. An x-ray showed no frac
Cole Smith of lone received a
badly Infected eye from a kernel
of wheat which hit him in that
member. It will be a few days be
fore he can use his eye again.
Albert Adkins, manager of Tum-A-Lum
Lumber Co., is confined to
bed for a few days with Inflamma
tion of the gall bladder.
John Brosnan of Lena underwent
a minor operation Wednesday for
removal of a small tumor in his
hand which had been annoying him
for several years.
We are very grateful, Indeed, to
our many friends and neighbors for
their kindly ministrations, visita
tions, and remembrances during the
period of confinement of Mr. Hynd
in the hospital. Both members of
lodges of the city, and Individuals
have been exceedingly Kind and at
tentive, and it is greatly apprecia
ted. Jack Hynd and family.
Sam Grathwell, in China
at Wartime, Gives Vivid
Picture of Conditions
Sam Grathwell will tell of "China
a Vision or a Nightmare?" here
Monday evening at the high school
auditorium. Mr. Grathwell used
to sell papers on a busy corner in
Cnlcinnati. He used to shine shoes
also, and run errands, and do the
many other things that fate maps
out for the child of the tenements.
His father died when he was seven
years of age. There were two
younger children in the family, so
with the stoic indifference charac
teristic of the slum children Sam
helped support the family.
This all happened not so many
years ago. Today Sam Grathwell
holds a distinguished place on the
American lecture platform. His
personal story is noteworthy be
cause it is one of real accomplish
ment, and, peculiarly enough, one
of his best known lectures is "Get
ting by Your Hoodoo." Sam Grath
well certainly got by his. Before
young Grathwell seriously consid
ered going to school he spent many
years as factory hand, barrel paint
er, ditch digger, saloon porter,
waited in one of Cincinnati's high
class bar-rooms, elevator boy and
A chance word of appreciation
started him to school. Later he
entered the sixth grade of the night
school. Here a brief presentation
speech called attention to his gift
for speaking and led later, when he
was 21, to entering Berea College,
Berea, Ky. He made his own way,
and nine years later received his A.
B. degree at Leland Stanford Jr.
University. Here in his senior year
he won highest forensic honors.
Previous to this, while at the Pa
cific University, he won three state
and one interstate oratorical con
tests. He holds memberships 1 n
three honorary debating fraterni
ties, Delta Sigma Rho, Pi Kappa
Delta, Phi Alpha Tau, a record per
haps not held by any other man in
He spent five months in the Or
ient during the past year and Is fea
turing two new lectures this season
"China a Vision or a Night
mare?" and "Japan of Myth and
Faet" Ho was in China for a
month during the most exciting
part of the Chinese revolution and
brings to the platform a gripping
story of conditions in that country
as they have existed during the past
eight months.
Mr. Grathwell comes to Heppner
as part of the Heppner Community
course. The program will start at
7:30, and single admissions will be
50c and 25c.
Town Team to Play
Condon at Gym Tonite
Heppner's town basketeers will
have a tough job on their hands
this evening when they play Condon
in the high school gym at 7:30.
Those who saw Gerald Smith, Con
don forward, in action last year
will know what competition the
locals are up against Condon took
the locals into camp twice last year,
and Francis Doherty's gang are
hoping for revenge.
Heppners starting line-up will
probably be Beighle, center; Thorn
and Heisler, forwards; Poulson and
Ferguson, guards, while Doherty,
Bucknum and Reavis will more
than likely get plenty of action be
fore the game is over. The town
team had a good work-out last night
in a scrimmage with the high school
in which they found Coach Poul
son's proteges mighty hard to stop.
Evangelists Drill and Farnum
will continue to hold services over
another week. It is now definitely
decide that the meeting will close
on Sunday, Jan. 27. Brother Far
num is an accomplished young sing
er, fully consecrated to the Lord's
work. Brother Drill has been teach
ing and preaching with unusual
power and grasp of the scriptures.
Folks who have not heard these
men thus far have missed a rare
treat Brother Drill announces the
following subjects: tonight, "Have
You Lost Anything?" Friday night,
"Binding a Strong Man," Sunday
night, "Why Join the Church?"
Sunday morning services will be
at the usual hour. At the worship
service Brother Farnum will sing
and the pastor will preach.
The public has a cordial welcome
to all the services of the church.
On Saturday evening, January 19,
Frank J. Lonergnn, district deputy
Grand Exalted Ruler, will visit
Heppner, nt which time there will
be a special meeting of Heppner
Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. E., with in
itiation ceremonies.
D. T. GOODMAN, Secretary.
Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell departed
for Portland on Tuesday to attend
a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the state department of the
American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs.
Gemmell is district committee wo
man for district No. 3, which com
prises the most of Eastern Oregon.
She expected to be absent from
homo for about three days.
Neighbors of Woodcraft
Install Officers for 1929
Maple Circle No. 259, Neighbors
of Woodcraft installed officers for
the ensuing year on Monday eve
ning, meeting in regular session at
I. O. O. F. hall, the following being
the newly chosen officials:- Guard
ian Neighbor, Eleanor McFerrin;
Past Guardian Neighbor, Clara
Sprinkel; Advison, Elsie Cowins;
Magician, Florence French; Attend
ant, Alice Rasmus; Clerk, Rose
Howell; Banker, Cora Crawford;
Captain of Guards, Ralph Wilcox;
Flag Bearer, Lillie Fell; Inner
Sentinel, Albert Connor; Outer
Sentinel, Eldon McFerrin; Musi
cian, Letha Rippee: Managers, Le
ila Curran, Maggie Hunt and Han
nah Bnggs.
The installation work was carried
out by Neighbor Kate Swindig as
installing officer, and put over in a
manner that would have done cred
it to any grand officer. After in
stallation, delightful refreshments
were served and a social hour en
joyed. The guard team did wonderful
work in their drilling, and all
Neighbors of Woodcraft who were
not present missed a treat Eldon
McFerrin won the prize in the pen
ny drill. This was a special prize,
furnished by Alice and Frank Ras
mus. The next regular meeting will be
January 28. All Neighbors should
make a special effort to be present
The future never looked brighter
for Maple Circle than at present
Thomas A. Hughes writes this
paper that he arrived in Tucson,
Ariz., feeling fine after his trip by
boat from Portland to Los Angeles.
He arrived in Tucson on Jan
uary 10, and is now located at 1210
N. Park Ave., that city, having left
Heppner the latter part of Decem
ber. It was raining when he ar
rived at his destination, but the
weather had since been ideal, and
he believes he has struck a fine
climate for recuperating from his
Mrs. M. L. Curran of Curran Hat
shop of this city will leave for Port
land on Sunday on a business trip.
During her absence the store will
be looked after by her daughter,
Mrs. Jared Aiken, who will be at
Heppner for a time while her hus
band is getting located at Salt Lake
City, where he has been transferred
recently by the Insurance company
for which he works. Mr. and Mra
Aiken will make their future home
Mrs. A. T. Hereim, our Boardman
correspondent, writes that illness
in the family was the cause of the
absence of the Boardman items
from these columns last week, but
that all members of the family
are now recovering nicely, the lat
ter news we are glad to hear.
Frank Turner made a hurried
trip to Portland Wednesday, taking
the family of J. J. Nys, who were
rushing their daughter Kathryn to
a specialist The little girl is suf
fering a serious relapse of influen
za, the second attack coming on the
first of the week.
R. L. Benge, county judge and
extensive Heppner flat wheat far
mer, has purchased five head of
purebred Guernsey cows from
Wightman brothers, which he be
lieves to be an excellent addition to
his dairy herd.
Mrs. Roy Her accompanied her
daughter, Mrs. Eldon McFerrin,
home from The Dalles, and re
mained over for a few days visit
with relatives here. Mrs. McFerrin
had been on a visit to her parents
at The Dalles.
Word received from Miss Grace
Fleming, teacher in the local high
school, is to the effect that she is
now convalescing in a Portland san
itarium and that she will be in
Heppner to resume her duties Jan
uary 21.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston left
for Portland the end of the week
to visit their daughter Elizabeth.
Mr. Huston returned Tuesday, and
expects to leave again tomorrow,
returning with Mrs. Huston Sunday.
woman who knows values will be
quick to take advantage of this
January Clearance Opportunity.
James M. Burgess, superintendent
of the Heppner schools, is back in
his office after having spent an un
pleasant vacation of several days
with an attack of influenza.
Born At the maternity home of
Mrs. G. C. Aiken in this city, on
Wednesday, January 16th, to Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Hayes of Lena, a
7-lb. daughter.
Albert Adkins, local manager
Turn A Lum Lumber company, has
been confined to his home for sev
eral days on account of Illness.
Semester examinations are in
progress in Heppner high school
this week, and the new term will
start Monday.
There will be a regular meeting
of Heppner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A.
M., on Saturday evening, January
19, at which time there will be work
in the F. C. degree.
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary.
Bunnmi Salad
Cut bananas In half lengthwise
and scoop out the centers. Fill
with a mixture of chopped nuts,
diced canned apricots and chopped
maraschino cherries blended with
dressing. Garnish with whole mar
aschino cherries.
Mitchell Replaces Steph
ens on Program ; Credit
Bank to be Explained
Due to his being called to Wash
ington, D. C-, on business, D. E.
Stephens of Moro will be unable to
attend the meeting of farmers here
Saturday. His place on the pro
gram will be taken by George Mit
chell, of the Moro experiment sta
tion, also well qualified to handle
the subject "How Can We Reduce
Our Production Costs?" Some ad
ditions to the program announced
last week are also made by Chas.
W. Smith, county agent, who has
had Its preparation in hand.
The meeting will convene at the
court house at 1:30 p. m., and will
not be of unnecessary length, ac
cording to Mr. Smith, who promises
that business will be finished by
4:30, giving farmers from a distance
opportunity to get home in time to
do the evening chores.
R. A. Thompson of Heppner, who
has had considerable experience
with the intermediate credit sys
tem and is well qualified to speak
on the subject, is slated for a talk
on "The Intermediate Credit Bank
and Its Relation to the Farmer."
This subject is of vital importance
to the farmer, declares Mr. Smith,
and all who are not thoroughly con
versant with its workings should
not miss this opportunity to hear it
Mr. Smith himself will tell "What
Will be Accomplished at the Ar
lington Meeting of the Eastern Or
egon Wheatgrowers' League, Feb
ruary 11, 12 and 13." The primary
object of Saturday's meeting is to
gather data for discussion at the
Arlington conference, and to pre
pare local farmers for the business
to be transacted there. Mr. Smith
has a large part in formulating the
program and his talk will be of
major interest to all farmers.
Mr. Smith especially stresses the
part of W. W. Harrah, who will
headline the program with "Get
ting Our Wheat to the Terminals."
Mr. Harrah is brimful of progress
ive information for farmers, hav
ing had a leading part in farm de
velopment in Eastetrn Oregon for
many years. That he could take up
all the time allotted for the program
and fill every minute with meat, is
the compliment Mr. Smith pays
him. Many Morrow county farm
ers are well acquainted with their
Pendleton neighbor and will wel
come this opportunity to renew
their acquaintance.
What the Eastern Oregon Wheat
League Plans to Accomplish" will
be the subject of Chas. B. Cox, pres
ident of the league. Mr. Cox pre
sided at the executive committee
meeting that formulated plans foe
the work of the conference this
year, and showed his faith in Mor
row county farmers by appointing
at least one from this county on
every committee. Mr. Cox is enti
tled to a large support locally, and
this can best be given by attending
both the Heppner and Arlington
meetings. The work of the league
contemplates several major projects
of first importance to wheat farm
ers, of which Mr. Cox will tell Sat
urday. Another number on Saturday's
program will be a discussion by
Frank W. Turner on "The Trend
of Insurance Costs." The wheat in
surance trend is upward. What is
to be done about it? Does this af
fect you? This question is of great
importance, and its solution will
mean the saving of thousands of
dollars annually to farmers of this
section. Every farmer has import
ant data that can be used.
It is the hope not only of Mr.
Smith, but the Heppner Business
Men's luncheon club who are spon
soring the meeting, that local far
mers will accept the city's hospital
ity Saturday, and attend the meet
ing if at all possible.
Doiic Lodge No. 20, Knights of
Pythias, installed officers for the
year 1929 at their meeting Tuesday
evening, as follows: Robert C.
Wightman, C. C; R. H. Quacken-
bush, V. C; M. L. Case, M. of W.;
Jasper V. Crawford, K. R. S.; E.
J. Keller, M. of F.; W. O. Dix, M.
of E.; Harold Case, M. at A.; Frank
P. Farnsworth, P.; Richard Peter
son, I. G.; Carl Ulrlch, O. G.; Chas.
Jones, trustee for three-year per
At the O. S. T. A. which was In
session in the Lincoln high school
in Portland during the vacation,
Mrs. Frank Turner was a delegate
from this end of the county. She
states the meetings were very ben
eficial and instructive, especially so
were the lectures delivered by Dr.
Brannon. chancellor of the Univer
sity of Montana. All Morrow coun
ty people were proud to see Supt
Inlow of Umatilla county presented
with a life membership In the Na
tional Educational association, this
ceremony taking place at the last
session of the state association, the
presentation being made by teach
ers of the Pendleton schools and the
Commercial association. Mr. Inlow
was president of the O. S. T. A. this
year. Miss Julia Spooner was elect
ed president for 1929.
Mrs. Helen M. Walker. e-rnuntv
school superintendent, deDarted thin
morning for Salem with a young
iaay wno is Doing uiKen to the state
training school.