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Volume 46, Number 22.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 1929
Subscription $2.00 a Year
SCHOOL OPEnliNG JILL
SET FOR SEPT. 9TH
Teaching Force Complete;
Improvements, all Point
to Good Year.
It's a dandy vacation you've been
having, isn't it kiddies? But of
course you will all be glad to know
that school starts September 9.
This is the good word given out
by superintendent James M. Bur
gess, who says that all the teachers
will be here for the start and every
thing points to the most successful
school year under his supervision
in Heppner. Mr. Burgess returned
to Heppner last week from Palo
Alto, Cal., where he took work at
Stanford university looking to the
acquirement of his doctor of educa
tion degree, and with Mrs. Burgess
is now enjoying a two weeks' vaca
tion at Elk lake, Deschutes county,
following which he will be back on
the job until the close of the school
The school class building has un
dergone some major repairs during
the vacation period, and is now be
lieved to be in excellent condition
for the opening. Last winter was
quite severe on the building, heavy
freezes backing the ice up under the
eaves where the drain pipes lead off
from the corners of the building
and when this melted the water
seeped through, causing plaster to
fall off and otherwise doing much
damage to the interior walls. Walls
and plaster have all been repaired
and kalsomlned and to enhance the
drainage from the roof large lead
basins leading into the drain pipes
have been installed while the pipes
themselves have been placed be
tween the walls, being removed
from the outside, thus assuring
elimination of the trouble exper
ienced in the past.
About a third of the textbooks in
both high school and grades will be
changed this year, says Mr. Burgess.
New textbooks are already arriving
and there will need be no delay in
securing those needed as soon as
classes start. However, Mr. Bur
gess advises that no books should
be purchased until pupils are given
lists by teachers of those needed.
A number of strange faces will
appear in the faculty lineup this
year, but Mr. Burgess is emphatic
in his statement that he considers
the school fortunate in having se
cured one of the best qualitlcd corps
of instructors that it has ever been
his pleasure to head.
In charge of the first grade for
her third year with the schools will
be Miss Beth Bleakman, a Morrow
county girl. Miss Bleakman is a
graduate of Hardman high school
and Oregon State Normal, and dur
ing her incumbency has proved
Mrs. Elizabeth Dlx, second grade
teacher, needs no introduction as
she has been on the teaching staff
for many years and the quality of
her work is thoroughly known. Mrs.
Dlx just recently returned to the
city after taking summer school
work at the University of Oregon
branch in Portland.
Miss Harriet Case will again have
charge of the third grade, and as
she has served faithfully for a num
ber of years, needs no introduction.
She has been spending the summer
at her Gladstone home.
For the fourth grade, a newcomer
though not. a stranger to Heppner
appears. Mrs. Adelyn O'Shea, grad
uate of Ellensburg, Wash., Normal
school, comes with teaching creden
tials covering several years in the
schools of Idaho and Washington.
She is well acquainted locally, hav
ing visited on several occasions at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Harold
Cohn, and her connection with the
local schools will be welcomed by
her many friends.
The fifth grade will be In charge
of Miss Miriam McDonald, a grad
uate of Cheney, Wash., Normal,
who comes highly recommended
with threo years experience in the
Miss Aagodt Frlgaard, who comes
to the Bixth grade, Is no stranger
locally having had previous teach
ing experience in the county. For
the last two years she has been
with the Colton, Wash., schools. She
is a graduate of Oregon State Nor
mal and comes highly recom
mended. In the seventh grade Miss
Blanche Hansen begins her second
ytar's work, she having succeeded
Mis. Lucy Rodgers last year when
Mrs. Rodgers resigned to take up
the position of county superintend
ent of schools. Miss Hansen had
previous experience In the schools
of La Grando and is a graduate of
Oregon State Normal.
Mr. Burgess deems the schools es
pecially fortunate In securing the
services of Gerald Brunson for the
eighth grade, who has the best cre
dentials as a physical training di
rector of any applicant whom Mr.
Burgess has ever Interviewed. Mr.
Brunson, who will arrive with Mrs.
Brunson soon enough before school
starts to thoroughly outline his
work, will have entire supervision
of physical training In the grades.
Stated gymnasium courses, super
vised calisthenics, directed athlet
ics for both boys and girls will be
part of his work. Mr. Burgess looks
for great strides in this work under
Mr. Brunson's direction. Mr. Brun
son taught last year at Winslow,
In the high school mathematics
department Philip von Lubkcn who
goes to Stanford university for ad
vanced work will be succeeded by
First Fight Card Held
Under City Commission
Heppner's new boxing commis
sion functioned for the first time
Saturday night at a' card prepared
by Russell Wright, promoter. One
of the largest crowds to attend a
local card in a long time was pre
sent, and the gate totaled some
$250. The commission takes a tenth
of all receipts which amount goes
to charity, while the promoter and
fighters work on a percentage bas
is. One member of the commission
is a registered physician who in
spects fighters to see that they are
In good physical condition to en
gage In a boxing contest, 'and to
render first aid in case it Is needed.
In the main event Browny Bus
kirk of Pendleton took the nod
over John Gideon, Centralia Wash.,
youth who has proved popular at
former smokers In and around
Heppner. Buskirk easily had each
of the six rounds with the excep
tion of two which might have been
The two preliminaries were fea
tured by knockouts. Kid Johnson
of Los Angeles touched up the solar
plexis of Spud Murphy, Salem, for
the first k.o. In the second round.
Kid Weston of Portland was donor
of the second to Merle Cummings,
Heppner, via a series of short hooks
to the head which put Cummings
down for the count In the Initial
The curtain raiser was fought by
Judge Carmichael and Glen Sherer,
both Lexington youths, who put up
a good scrap, but Carmichael's ad
vantage in weight soon told and he
was given the decision after the
The semi-final go between Russell
Wright of Lexington and Young
Reed of British Columbia didn't
last long enough to tell about, Reed
laying down for the count from no
apparent cause soon after the start
Roht. Hart who has been with
the Sam Turner threshing crew this
summer was quite seriously injured
Wednesday evening when struck on
the forehead by the heavy fork that
carries back the straw from the sta
tionary machine. The moorings of
the derrick came loose suddenly, re
leasing the implement, which de
scended upon the lad, and a deep
gash in the forehead resulted. His
injuries were attended by a physi
cian in Heppner and he is getting
along all right, expecting to return
this week to his home in Portlond.
At the time of the accident the ma
chine was at work at the Harry
Turner place in Sand Hollow.
Creston Maddock, representaing
Insurance companies with offices in
Portland, is in Heppner today look
ing after business. "Cres" Is en-
Joying visitls with old schoolmates
and friends of former days when he
made his home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Spurlock de
parted Tuesday by auto, their des
tination being Missouri, where they
go for a visit of a few weeks with
relatives of Mr. Spurlock residing
near Kansas City.
Wm. Huebner who farmed for
many years In Sand Hollow Is here
this week from his home at Cor-
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Olden were
visitors here , this forenoon from
their farm near Fairvlew.
George Haydcn, who recently
moved from Hardman to lone, was
looking after business in this city
Miss Natalie Strayer of Baker. Miss
Strayer taught a part of last year
in Willamette university, leaving
there to complete work at the Uni
versity of Oregon. She has excel
The English department will be
cared for by Miss Bernita Lamson
of West Fir, Oregon, who succeeds
Miss Grace Fleming, resigned. Miss
Lamson taught last year in the
girls' training school at Salem,
making an excellent reputation and
comes with a very high recommen
dation from the president of the
The commercial department will
again be under Miss Irene Riechel
as instructor, this being Miss Rie
chcl's second year. A graduate of
the University of Oregon, Miss Rie
chel comes from Woodburn and last
year did excellent work.
Miss Erma Dennis of Pullman,
Wash., a classmate and close friend
of last year's director, the then Miss
Velna Bannister, will be In charge
of the domestic science and art de
partment. Miss Bannister left the
position to be married at vacation
time. Miss Dennis is a graduate of
Washington State college, and Mr.
Burgess feels that the fine quality
of work done by Miss Bannister
can be expected to be continued un
der her successor.
For her third year Miss Kate
Francis Ede will be supervisor of
music. Miss Ede has made excel
lent progress with work in this de
partment and will be welcomed
back, She has been spending the
summer at her home in Vancouver,
W. R. Poulson returns as princi
pal of the high school for the sec
ond year. He has charge of boys'
athletics and teaching of sciences.
His return will be most welcome In
the light of the good work done last
year. Mr. and Mrs. Poulson have
been spending the summer at Eu
Care of the buildings and grounds
will remain under the expert guid
ance of Wm. Driscoll who has prov
ed a most elllclent janitor.
Irrigation Hours Cut In
Half Account Shortage
Beginning yesterday morning the
city water department, by order of
the council, shortened irrigation
hours just half. Irrigation is now
permitted but two hours daily, from
6 to 7 a. m. and 6 to 7 p. m. Hours
previously were 6 to 8 morning and
evening. A shortage of water was
given as the reason on notices to
water users circulated Tuesday,
which stated that extra men had
been obtained to help enforce the
order and that all offenders would
be reported to the city recorder.
There should be no cause for
alarm in the situation, says W. E.
Pruyn, water superintendent, if ev
eryone complies strictly with the
order. The season is now getting
well along and so far more water
than in many years has been ob
tainable for irrigation purposes. It
Is necessary, however, to protect
the supply for domestic uses and to
keep up the fire reserve.
At present it is not certain wheth
er enough water will be available
to keep the swimming tank in oper
ation, and the Legion may be forced
to close down, though there has
been no withdrawal of the order to
stop irrigating on Sunday evenings
and it should be strictly complied
with until further notice. The sup
ply was not sufficient to completely
nil the tank Sunday night though
there is enough water In it at pres
ent for a comfortable swim.
William Huebner of Klamath
was a guest this week of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Thompson. Mr. Huebner
is a former property owner here
but for the last three years he has
spent most of his time traveling
through the state of Oregon. He
likes the Klamath country the best
and expects to locate there for the
Chas. Melville and his niece, Miss
Gertrude E. Tichenor were Pendle
ton visitors on Friday.
Miss Peggy Thompson was a
guest Thursday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Ritchy of near Lex
ington. Mrs. C. Melville and daughter
Margaret were guests Tuesday af
ternoon of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shaw
who are now living on the J. P.
Wilford Geiger, formerly of Eu
gene, and Gilbert White of Long
Beach, Cal., accompanied by the
Misses Margaret Melville and Ger
trude Tichenor motored to Heppner
on Wednesday evening.
Bertha Sepanek was a guest
Wednesday afternoon of Miss Ger
trude Tichenor at West Camp.
Claud Flnley and Kenneth Wade
were Hermiston and Stanfleld vis
itors on Tuesday.
Miss Celathea Lambirth accom
panied by her brother Lester mo
tored to Lexington on Frdiay for
Mrs. Mike Sepanek and daughter
Bertha were Hermiston visitors on
Charles Melville and niece, Miss
Gertrude E. Tichenor, called at the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lind
sey and Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary on
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bennett ac
companied by the former's sister,
Miss Ruth Bennett, also Grover
Sibley and Farrell Haunschell, mo
tored to Hermiston on Sunday.
Willard Hawley was a Sunday af
ternoon and evening guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Irl Clary.
Miss Margaret Melville was an
Echo visitor on Wednesday after
noon. Alex Lindsey who is employed at
the Moorehead ranch on Butter
creek was the Sunday guest of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsey.
Mrs. G. L. Bennett and daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Merle Bennett were
Echo and Hermiston visitors on
Mrs. George Lambirth and child
ren Celathea and Lester motored
to Echo on Tuesday. Mrs. Al Hiatt
and children Leone and Charles re
turned with them for a few days'
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsey and
children Bruce and Annie Ree were
guests Sunday afternoon of Mr. and
Mrs. C. Melville.
C. W. Smith, county agent of
Heppner, accompanied by his broth
er-in-law, E. A. Meisner of New
York, were calling on the ranchers
In this community last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nirschel of
Pendleton accompanied by the tet
ter's sister, Miss Ruth Bennett, re
turned to the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bennett on
Tuesday after visiting with friends
and relatives in Portland, Multno
mah and Forest Grove for several
Earl Williams accompanied by
his mother, Mrs. J. Scott of Idaho,
were guests on Monday and Tues
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsey and
children Bruce and Annie Ree were
Echo visitors on Monday.
Merle Bennett and Grover Sibley
were business visitors In Lexington
Mrs. C. Melville was a guest at
west camp on Friday.
Miss Peggy Thompson and Olln
Ritchy of Lexington called at West
Camp on Thursday evening.
Mike Sepanek and daughter Ber
tha were Lexington visitors on Fri
Miss Celathea Lambirth was a
guest of Miss Bertha Sepanek on
Miss Bertha Sepanek was a Sun
day guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Swift of Heppner.
Mrs. Mike Sepanek was a Sunday
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary,
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E. W. HOWE
SAGE OF POTATO HILL
NOW IN THIS PAPER
For Thirty Years Howe Edited
Most Famous Country Weekly.
The late Dr. Frank Crane once
designated Edgar Watson Howe
The Sage of Potato Hill." This
was a tribute to the wisdom and
commonsense of Ed Howe, whose
weekly column, "Here's Howe,"
starts In the Heppner Gazette
Times this week.
Born at Treaty, Ind., in 1854, Ed
Howe has been in and around print
ing offices since the age of 12, and
has always lived in small towns. At
12 he was already an accomplished
typesetter, and after several news
paper jobs and ventures he be
came in 1877 editor and proprietor
of the Atchison, Kan., Globe, which
he made the most famous weekly
newspaper in the United States by
filling its pages with his clever ob
servations on life. He retired over
thirty years later, after becoming
world-famous and writing several
important books, among them "The
Story of a Country Town."
Ed Howe has the most thorough
insight into small town American
life of any present-day writer. His
work has a deep human appeal, and
is presented in a simple, homely
style his articles have all the qual
ities of good conversation between
nlain people. "Plain People," by the
way, is what he named his autobi
ography. It was Ed Howe who said It is
better to be safe than sorry." In
fact many of his epigrams have be
come part of our national inherit
ance. He is the leading exponent of
country Journalism though he has
had many offers, he has never con
sented to work in a city newspaper
office. His life has been devoted to
Atchison, Kan. By making the lit
tle town of Atchison, Kan., his chief
interest, he has somehow found his
way into the heart of the entire
world and is known wherever Eng
lish is read or spoken.
Willow Creek Road Camp
Moved; Work Going Fast
Road work is progressing on the
upper end of the Willow creek mar
ket road, the crew having located
their camp at the Jim Kirk place,
ready to begin operations Monday.
They are pushing right along and it
should not be many days until the
upper end to the forks of the creek
is in good shape and connected with
the work that is now practically
finished to the Dexter place.
Much favorable comment is heard
concerning the good work on the
Willow creek road, and Henry Tay
lor comes in for praise in this con
nection. It is understood that the
lack of sufficient funds will prevent
the county from going as far with
this improvement as they would
like this season, but it will be a
great improvement over what the
road has been in the past. From
the city limits to the Cleveland
place, the work is going along also.
Beyond the forks of tne creek and
to the top of coal mine hill there
will be a lot of work done, too. The
grade from the mine to Ditch creek
needs attention badly, and a small
crew is doing some very necessary
work there now, tills to be followed
a little later when the road crew
can get on the job with the grading
machine and do the work of widen
ing that is in contemplation.
County Agent Utilizes
Vacation for Profit
C. W. Smith, county agent, de
parted Tuesday night on a vacation
of some two weeks wnicn ne nopes
will take him as for as Chicago.
With W. O. Baylcss, Mr. Smith ac
companied a shipment of eight car
loads of lambs mane Dy u. w. Mc
Namer and R. A Thompson on
consignment to en stern buyers. On
the trip the county agent hopes to
gather data on shrinkage and other
factors bearing on transportation
of sheep that may be of value in
It will not he determined whether
the lambs will he unloaded at Oma
ha and disposed of as feeders until
their arrival there. If the market
Is found right they will go on thru
to Chicago. An addition to the
shipment was expected to be pick
ed up from Haines.
EinrvK li vi;K KOR I.TCAStf.
My winter sheep range for lease
on Willow creek 4 miles from Cecil.
Five thousand live hundred acres
iKKCtCw tl,iA wMterinc nlnpa onH
VU.m'V. -c ,
feed grounds. Tom McEntlre, Box
537, La Grande, Ore., or J. J. Mc-
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MRS. JENNIE McMURRAY, Corres
The Seventh Day Adventist peo
ple of the lower Columbia district
held an interesting Sabbath school
convention at Hermiston Saturday,
August 3. They have active church
organizations at Pendleton, Board-
man, Hermiston and lone and these
places were well represented at the
convention. Elder Dewey Payne
and Elder Martin were the princi
pal speakers. These people are plan
ning the establishment of a church
school at Hermiston. Two hundred
and fifty dollars was raised during
the convention for the work and
they have the privilege of Using the
old hotel building for the school
home. Should their plans carry,
school will open in September with
40 pupils and two teachers, besides
Elder and Mrs. Payne who will re
side at the school home. Those
who attended the meeting from this
vicinity were Mrs. George Frank
and daughter Hazel, Mr. and Mrs.
Hobeft Helms, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Rowell, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Calkins,
Mrs. Agee and daughter Beulah.
Mrs. Lloyd King, Mrs. William Ay-
ers or Heppner and Mr. and Mrs.
Way of Olex.
The cutting of the second crop of
alraira hay is completed in this dis
trict and wheat harvest is fast
drawing to a close. J. E. Swanson
states that 80 per cent of the wheat
is already harvested.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger and
daughter Elva, Mrs. Ed Keller and
Mrs. Paul Koehrlng motored to
Pendleton Monday. From there
Miss Balsiger went by stage to Bak
er to be present August 13 at the
opening of the girls' camp under
the auspices of the Y. W. C. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cochran and
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cason and chil
drenfcof Arlington spent Sunday in
lone. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran came
to prepare their household goods
for shipment to Arlington.
Miss Mildred Smith is spending
two weeks at Seaside. She is the
guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Hoech.
Miss Maude Knight of Forest
Grove has been hired as first and
second grade teacher in the lone
school for the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Knappenberg,
former residents of lone who now
reside in Portland, visited from Fri
day until Sunday with friends here.
From lone they went to Grandview,
Wash., to visit their daughter, Mrs.
John B. Dye.
Adele, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ross Perry, who has been
ill for many weeks is slowly improv
ing. She has been receiving treat
ment in a Heppner hospital.
Chas. Jewell of Pasco, Wash.,
drove over recently for a brief visit
with his wife and children who are
spending the summer at the home
of Mrs. Jewell's mother, Mrs. Alice
McNabb. He was accompanied by
Mrs. Jewell's cousin, Mrs. Rex Fisk
of Kennewick, Wash.
Elbert Colvin and son Donald and
Sherman Blackwell drove over
from Monument Sunday and spent
the night with relatives here. On
Monday they continued their jour
ney to Roseburg.
Ed Jackson and family have mov
ed to St Paul, Ore. The house on
Third street vacated by them has
been rented by Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mrs. R. E. Harbison left on Sun
day morning's stage for Portland
where she entered the Portland
Medical hospital for an operation
for sinus trouble.
E. S. Drake of Los Angeles and
his sister, Mrs. Blanche Henkle of
San Francisco, arrived by auto on
Wednesday of last week for a visit
with their two brothers, Ray Drake
of Eight Mile and Cleo Drake of
lone. Cleo had not seen this broth
er from California for eighteen
Mary Katherine Blake was taken
to Heppner last Thursday where
she underwent an operation for the
removal of adenoids and tonsils.
She was brought home Friday and
Is recovering nicely.
Mrs. Ida Cochran of Portland
came last week for a visit with rel
atives and friends. Before she re
turns to her home she will make
a business trip to Pendleton.
The regular missionary meeting
of the Swedish Lutheran church
was held last Sunday at the Algott
Lundell home. Twenty were in at
tendance. Refreshments were serv
ed at the close of an Interesting
Mrs. Elmer Grilllth is visiting at
the home of her brother, George O.
Goodall at Eugene. While she is
away her sister, Mrs. Turner, has
charge of the home here.
Chas. Kemp whose home is in
California Is making an extended
visit with his nephew, Ed Dick. Mr.
Dick had not seen his uncle for 30
years and his visit to lone came
as a pleasant surprise.
Mrs. Charley Alllnger, accompan
ied by her daughter, Miss Lillie Al
linger of Heppner, left for Portland
last week. After a brief stay in
the city they will go to the home
of Mrs. Alllnger's brother, Arnold
Balsiger, in Vancouver, Wash.
Mrs. Hatcher returned recently
from an auto trip to various points
(Continued on Pafce Eight)
20 -HOUR SERVICE
From 4 o'clock till midnight
our doors will be open for
automotive service of all
Bergstrom & Kane
A. II. BERGSTROM in charge of sales.
O. A. KANE In charge of sertice
Dairy Farm Cost Study
Begun by State College
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Aug. 14. A state-wide cost and
economic study of the dairy indus
try, involving 500 dairy farms and
extending over a period of two
years, has been undertaken by the
dairy and farm management de
partments of Oregon State college,
This project the most extensive
of its kind ever conducted in the
United States, will be carried on
entirely with federal funds made
available under the Purnell act H.
D. Scudder, professor of farm man
agement and P. M. Brandt profes
sor of dairy husbandry, will super
vise the study, while Prof. H. E.
Selby of the department of farm
management will be in charge of
the field work and will supervise
the actual gathering of informa
tion. Of the 500 farms involved 300 will
be in the Willamette valley, 100 in
the coast region and 100 in eastern
Oregon, in order to determine the
economic importance of the indus
try in Oregon agriculture, and in
what regions of the state, on the
basis of comparative costs, prices
and markets, the enterprise can
most advisedly be encouraged and
Costs of dairy farm production
in the different regions and on the
various types of dairy farms will
also be studied to determine means
of reducing costs to meet increas
The total number of farms In
cluded in the study wilt be divided
among the counties in relation to
the importance of the dairy indus
try in each county, and county ag
ricultural agents will cooperate
with the experiment station by com
piling lists of the dairy farmers in
their counties. From farmers in
cluded on the lists thus compiled
data for the investigation will be
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Humphreys
and their daughter, Miss Evelyn
Humphreys, and niece,. Miss Rood
of Hillsboro, arrjved at Heppner on
Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys
had been enjoying a vacation trip
to Eugene where their daughter re
sides, and to other points In the
Willamette valley. On Wednesday
they went to the mountains at
Ditch creek where the outing will
be continued for some ten days or
two weeks while the young ladies
enjoy their . vacation.
The ladies representing Heppner
unit, American Legion Auxiliary, at
the state meeting at Salem last
week, all returned home on Sunday,
Joe Kenny bringing them to Hepp
ner in his car. Those attending
were Mesdames P. M. Gemmell, D.
A. Wilson and J. G. Barratt, who
report having had a very pleasant
time, besides enjoying a splendid
meeting of the state auxiliary. Sa
lem folks proved themselves migh
ty good entertainers.
Report reaches Heppner that
Phil Higgins of Lena was recently
very seriously injured when the
horse he was riding near Ukiah be
c a m e frightened and jumped,
throwing its .rider, then stumbling,
fell on him. Mr. Higgins received
a broken shoulder and several
broken ribs as a result
Rev. J. W. Flesher, who was for
merly pastor of the Methodist
church at Heppner, drove up from
Portland on Saturday for Mrs.
Flesher who had been visiting for a
couple of weeks at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ball.
They returned to Portland on Mon
day. Mrs. Henry Happold and two chil
dren and Mrs. Vivian Kane depart
ed the first of the week for the
coast where they expect to spend
their two weeks' vacation. Mrs.
Happold is deputy in the postofflce
and Mrs. Kane is deputy county
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Eskelson and
their daughter, Miss Gladys Benge,
visited in La Grande over the week
end. They enjoyed staying over
night at a very modern auto camp
near the city where nearly every
comfort one could ask is provided.
J. F. McMillan and family of Lex
ington were Heppner visitors this
morning. They are leaving today
on a two weeks' vacation trip by
car, going first to Portland and then
following the itinerary that proves
Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. Smouse of
lone were visitros here today. Mr.
Smouse has finished with the har
vesting of his grain and states that
the greater majority of the farmers
of that section are through for this
Jesse G. Badger, representing the
Irrigon Producers Co-operative as
sociation, was a Heppner business
visitor yesterday. Daily deliveries
of the association s products are
now being made to Heppner by
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to take this means of
expressing our sincere appreciation
of the many kindnesses and
thoughtfulness shown us during
the recent severe illness of Mrs.
Jones. The many Inquiries from
our friends were to us an expres
sion of their interest, and very wel
come, while the gifts of flowers
were tokens of friendships which
we value highly. We are Indeed
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jones.
For Sale Two purebred male
German shepherd pups, $-5 each.
Mrs. Werner Rietmann, lone. 21-22p.
Small Jump This Year
Due to Light Fleeces ;
Other Market News.
(Seymour Jones, State Market Agent)
Production of wool in the United
States has shown a material In
crease during the last seven years.
While the 302 million pounds of
wool shorn in 1929 was only 1 per
cent above 1928 it was about 20 mil
lion pounds above 1927, and about
80 million pounds, or 36 per cent
above 1922, the last low point In
United States production. The small
increase in wool shorn this year
was due to the lighter average
weight of fleeces. The number of
sheep shorn was four per cent lar
ger than in 1928. Consumption of
wool by reporting mills in the Uni
ted States', according to the bureau
of the census for the period of
January-June, 1929, amounted to
292 million pounds, grease equival
ent This was 28 million pounds
greater than the total for the same
period of 1928, and about 26 million
pounds larger than the 5-year aver
age for the same period. Consump
tion in June 1929 was three million
pounds larger than in June 1928.
Stabilizing Wheat Market
The Federal Farm board receiv
ed many insistent appeals last week
to buy up the surplus wheat and
store it in order to stabilize the
market and stop the speculative
gambling and uncertainty, but the
board declined and decided to await
the perfecting of the machinery of
the Farmers' National Grain Mar
keting corporation, which is design
8d to handle such emergency. The
board also announced: "If the. far
mers can be induced to hold back
their shipments past the congestion
period, the effect of stabilizing will
be accomplished and the farmers
generally will be benefitted by the
slower marketing movement"
New Wheat Being Sold.
The wheat raisers of the Willam
ette valley are selling their new
grain to the mills and warehouses
more generally this season than in
past years. The uncertainties of
the last year have made them
doubtful about holding over for bet
ter prices and they are accepting
the $1.18 to $1.20 per bushel which
is now prevailing. Considerable
wheat has been coming into Port
land the past several days by trucks
and a large percentage of the farm
ers through Washington and Yam
hill counties are selling instead of
storing their grain.
Defeating the Extra Pay.
The suit brought by W. A. Jones
of Macleay, master of the Marion
county Pomona Grange, to enjoin
the secretary of state and the state
treasurer from paying the members
of the legislature $5 a day expense
money, was decided last week by
Judge L. H. McMahan of Salem.
who held that the resolution author
izing the payment of such sum was
invalid and unlawful. It is doubtful
if an appeal will be taken.
Rogue Kiver Pear Crop Good.
Rogue River valley fruit growers
will reap rich returns this year, ac
cording to assistant freight traffic
manager Mulchay of the Southern
Pacific, who says that Bartlett
pears will bring $80 to $90 a ton and
there will be 18.000 tons of them in
the valley. Of these and other var
ieties of pears it is expected there
will be 4600 carloads to ship.
The Oregon Grange Bulletin says
that the Canadian department of
agriculture has developed a wheat
which can resist rust, but seed will
not be available In large quantities
for two or three years, though it
is expected that eventually the rust
resisting wheat will save Canadian
producers millions of dollars every
Japan on Modern Lines.
Authentic reports Indicate that
cooperative societies are developing
in Japan at a rapid rate. It is said
that there are over 14.000 coopera
tive associations with a membership
of about 4,000,000.
A quiet wedding was solemnized
at the Methodist parsonage in this
city on Saturday evening, the con
tracting parties being Harlan Dev
in, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Devln,
and Irene Hiatt, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Hiatt, all of this
city, Rev. F. R. Spaulding per
forming the ceremony. Intimate
friends only of the bride and bride
groom were present The young
couple took a short honeymoon trip
to Pendleton and other nearby
points, and they will make their
home in this city. Mr. Devln was
a graduate the past year of Hepp
ner high school and Mrs. Devln was
also a student of the local school.
At present Mr. Devin is employed
with the surveys on county road
work and has a place evenings with
the Star theater. They are popular
young people of this city.
TAKE MAJESTIC AGENCY.
Latourell Auto company have
added the Majestic line to their
radio agencies, making announce
ment of the new models in this is
sue of the Gazette Times. C. W.
Barlow, In charge of the radio div
ision of the company, says the new
Majestic sets are hard to beat in
their price range and believes they
will prove popular with Morrow