Society. Volume 45, Number 44. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 1929. Subscription $2.00 a Year E PICK HEPPIUER MAII 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 policies. 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 industry. 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 morning. 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 agement. 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 following: 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 championship. 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. PUPILS GET ON HONOR ROLL. 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. CARD OF THANKS. 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. DEGREE OF HONOR MEMBERS. 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 neighbor. 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 unjustifiable. 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 5133. MORROW GENERAL HOSHTAL 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 home. 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 again. 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 ture. 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. CARD OF THANKS. 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. I 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 salesman. 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 America. 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. REVIVAL MEETING GOES OX. 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. MILTON W. BOWER, Pastor. SPECIAL MEETING OF ELKS. 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 Correspondent LOCAL NEWS ITEMS 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 affliction. 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 there. 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. JANUARY CLEARANCE OF SILK AND CLOTH DRESSES. The woman who knows values will be quick to take advantage of this January Clearance Opportunity. 42-45 CURRAN HAT SHOP. 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. MASONS TO MEET. 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. FJWHERS TD MEET 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 explained. 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. K. OF P. INSTALL. 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 iod. 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.