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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1930.
ILLS OF INDUSTRY
Continued from Flret PT)
marginal regions out of wheat pro
duction, with only those regions
where production costs are lowest
surviving. He said some good could
probably be accomplished through
a campaign of education to show
farmers in the marginal regions
other crops that are more profitable
for them to grow. A general shift
from wheat to any other single
product, or few products, would nul
lify any advantage to be gained, by
causing a slump in the market of
the other product or products. An
intelligent readjustment over a long
period will probably be necessary
to put wheat raising in the United
States on a domestic basis and bring
about permanent relief. In the
meantime temporary relief mea
sures are essential if more than
half the wheat growers are to sur
vive. Dr. Black Plan Told.
Dr. Wilson cited as having merit
one measure already given congres
sional recognition which provides
for making a survey to determine
the most economical crops for 1500
agricultural regions. He also touch
ed the McNary-Haugen bill and the
debenture plan, which have been
Ifiven widespread publicity and
have had congressional action. An
other plan is that of Dr. Black of
Harvard university, that, while hav
ing beneficial features of the de
benture, would allay its drawback
of fostering overproduction by ty
ing wheatgrowing to a limited num
ber of acres. Farmers interested in
this plan may get information con
cerning it from Walter McCarthy,
care Capital Elevator Co., Dulutn:
Minn., he said.
He also told of Alexander Legge's
solution, that of a general 20 per
cent reduction in wheat output. To
do this would require 100 per cent
cooperation of wheatgrowers, a feat
difficult to accomplish, he said.
Russian Picture Given.
Dr. Wilson Is accredited one of
the best authorities in this country
on Russia, having spent a year
there recently assisting the Soviet
grain administration in laying out
one of its giant wheat farms. With
an illustrated lecture Thursday eve
ning, heard by 500 listeners, he de
picted the Russian situation as he
viewed it, in which he drew the con
clusion that no great immediate
threat to the world market exists
there. He admitted other expert
opinions differed from his, and that
probably one man s guess is as good
as another's in respect to Russia.
He drew his conclusions after lay
ing a background of history and
religion as a premise for the state
ment that civilization in Russia is
not to be considered equal to west
ern civilization, and that while that
country has all the potentialities in
suitable land and modern farming
equipment, it appears to him that
the very social and political struc
ture of the nation is such that it
will be many years, if it ever, hap
pens, before Russia will compete
with the western world on an even
basis in cost of wheat production.
Disappointment was expressed by
many because of the inability to
appear of several speakers slated.
Among these were George S. Milnor,
general manager of the Farmers
National Grain corporation; M. W.
Thatcher, manager Farmers' Union
Terminal association, St. Paul,
Minn., and Julius L. Meier, governor-elect
of Oregon. Mr. Milnor
was detained by business, Mr. That
cher by illness and Mr. Meier by
Geary Draws Fire.
One of the headline addresses
proved to be that of Arthur M.
Geary, attorney of Portland, in
which he reviewed the fight for
lower grain freight rates in behalf
of the growers, and stated that the
order of the interstate commerce
commission for lower rates effective
January 1, 1931, had again been
postponed, to April 1. Some of Mr.
Geary's statements were taken ex
ception to from the floor by H. E.
Lounsbury, general freight agent
of the O.-W. R. & N. company. To
Mr. Geary's question, would Mr.
Lounsbury supply him wtih data on
the amount subsidiary interests
paid the O.-W. R. & N., Mr. Louns
bury replied at the time that he
would not At the banquet in the
evening, he qualified this statement
by saying he believed the informa
tion on file with the interstate com
merce commission and readily avail
able to Mr. Geary, but as Mr. Geary
later said he was not able to get the
information, the former reply was
withdrawn and he would gladly sup
ply the same. At the same time he
denied that such companies as the
Pacific Fruit Express are subsid
iary interests of the railroads.
Several members of the extension
service of Oregon State college had
an active part in conducting the
conference and supplied recent in
formation on which recommenda
tions were made. Among these were
Dr. E. N. Bresseman, D. D. Hill, H.
C. Lindgren, G. R. Hyslop, E. R.
Jackman, and D. E. Stephens. Grain
inspection was discussed jointly by
B. W. Whitlock, U. S. D. A. super
visor in charge of Pacific coast
headquarters, and Chas. Wright,
chief inspector with the state grain
inspection department, Portland.
Outaide Men Speak.
L. M. Jeffers, supervisor of grain
futures administration, U. S. D. A.,
Sacramento, Cal., told "How to Use
the Grain Futures Markets." Trans
portation in connection with devel
opment of Umatilla Rapids project
and use of the Columbia river were
discussed by Judge James A. Fee Jr.
of Pendleton; Captain Arthur Ward
of LewisUin, Idaho, and Harry
Richards, The Dalles.
R. J. Stephens, sales manager at
Spokane for the North Pacific Grain
Growers, Inc., substituted for
George S. Milnor, in a discussion of
the workings of the Federal Farm
board and Farmers National Grain
corporation, and Senator F. J. Wll
mer of Spokane told of the status
of the North Pacific Grain growers.
Total convention registration was
331, with representatives from coun-
ies as follows: Morrow 170, Uma
tilla 4S, Gilliam 19, Sherman 25, Un
ion 5, Wallowa 1, Wasco 8, Baker 1.
ind Harney 1; from cities outside
eastern Oregon, Portland 20, Cor-
allis 8 and Salem 1; from outstate
Frederick Ashbaugh was born in
Fairfield county, Ohio, December 30,
lfto9 and died at his home near
Hardman, December 8, 1930, at the
age of 70 years. 11 months and 8
days. At Red Oak, Iowa, on Oc
tober 30, 1876 he was united in mar
riage to Sarah Ellen Smith. They
came west in 1882 and settled in
Morrow county, Mr. Ashbaugh tak
ing up land in the Eight Mile sec
tion where he farmed for many
years, later going on a place in
Rood canyon where he engaged in
the stock business and continued
farming operations up until the
time of his final illness. He had been
sick for the past three years, and
because of this illness was not able
to care for his interests a great
deal of the time, this being espe
cially true during the past year. Mr.
Ashbaugh was a pioneer wheatrais
er of this county and passed
through the experiences incident to
those who made the farms of this
community, and he was highly re
spected as a citizen and neighbor.
He is survived by his widow, Sar
ah Ellen Ashbaugh, and five chil
dren: Mrs. Retta Knighten of Hard
man, Mrs. Goldie Leathers of Lex
ington, Mrs. Lucy Glasscock of La
Grande, and Roy and Clair Ash
baugh of Hardman; twelve grand
children, and five brothers and three
The funeral of Mr. Ashbaugh was
held from the Christian church at
Heppner on Friday, December 12, at
1 o'clock, in conjunction with that
of his son, Leonard and wife Rosa.
The church was filled to overflow
ing by friends and relatives, many
of whom had come from long dis
tances to show their respects to the
families of the deceased. Beautiful
floral offerings in great profusion
were banked about the caskets,
while the music and the services
were in harmony with the sad oc
casion. Rev. B. Stanley Moore, mis
sionary in charge of All Saints Epis
copal church of Heppner, delivered
the funeral address in an impres
sive manner, following which the
bodies were taken to Hardman
where commitment services were
held at the grave sides in I. O. O. F.
Charles Leonard Ashbaugh was
born near Elliot, Iowa, on July 25,
1880. He came to Morrow county
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
erick Ashbaugh and grew to man
hood in this community. He was
married to Rosa Osche of Lost Val
ley, Oregon, on December 19, 1906,
and afterwards made his home at
Eight Mile and at Lone Rock, and
the past year, with his son, Rudolph
Ashbaugh at Seneca, Oregon, and
was recently employed in road work
Rosa Anne (Osche) Ashbaugh
was born in Kerrville, Texas, De
cember 12, 1882, and on the day of
her burial was 48 years of age. Her
death occurred at the same time as
that of her husband in an auto acci
dent four miles northwest of Day
ville, Oregon, on Tuesday evening,
December 9, 1930, while enroute to
Hardman to attend the funeral of
Frederick Ashbaugh. She came to
Oregon when 18 years of age and
settled with her family in Lost Val
ley. Her marriage as noted above
took place at the family home in
Lost Valley on December 19, 1906.
Mr. and Mrs. Ashbaugh are surviv
ed by their son Rudolph; Mr. Ash
baugh by his mother, three sisters
and two brothers; Mrs. Ashbaugh
by her father, Robert Osche of Al
bany; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Hoi-
len of Condon, Mrs. Clifford Neal of
Lonerock, Mrs. Maitie Crenshaw of
Corvallis; and one brother, Henry
Osche of Lost Valley.
The accident which caused the
instant death of Mr. and Mrs. Leon
ard Ashbaugh occurred on Tuesday
evening, Dec. 9, at about 6 o'clock
when the car which they were driv
ing went over a 50-foot embank
ment on a sharp turn near the Wm,
Mascall ranch about Ave miles
northwest of Dayville on the John
They were on their way to Hard-
man to attend the funeral of Mr.
Ashbaugh's father, coming from
their home at Seneca. According to
reports of the accident as given In
the Grant county papers, the turn
on which the accident occurred is
a narrow and sharp one, and con
sidered very dangerous to those not
acquainted with the road. It was
not revealed just what the cause of
the accident was, but the car went
down the embankment and through
a fence and was a complete wreck
and both bodies were badly mangl
ed, Mrs. Ashbaugh receiving a frac
tured spine and multiple fracture
of leg and ribs, and Mr. Ashbaugh a
crushed skull; death being proba
bly instantaneous in both cases.
It was about an hour following
the accident that two men were
driving past to Dayville and discov
ered the wreck and the mangled
bodies in the car. As soon as it
could be ascertained where the rel
atives resided, word was communi
cated to them, this reaching Hepp
ner. at noon Wednesday. The bod
ies were flrBt taken to Dayville and
from there removed to the Richard
son Funeral parlors at John Day
where they were prepared for bur
ial, then) removed to Heppner by
hearse and car by Mr. Richardson
and his assistant, arriving here late
Thursday evening. Mr. Richardson
remained over Friday and assisted
with the funeral, as did Ben Callo
way of the Calloway & Son mortu
ary of The Dallus, who furnished
the hearse. Other funeral arrange
ments were In charge of Phelps
Funeral home of this city.
SHELL FISH NOW IN SEASON.
Following our usual custom at
this season, we will have clams, oy
sters, crabs, as well as other fish In
chickens for Saturday. CENTRAL '
MARKET. 34tf. :
HELP FOR JOBLESS,
ROAD WORK, TOPICS
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lated to a thickness of several in
ches on the w ire, a single strand of
which between consecutive poles
had been known to bear the weight
of from one to two tons of ice. In
sections where trouble was most
frequent, the company replaced the
copper, or copper and aluminum,
wire with steel wire of greater ten
sile strength, he said. Most of the
trouble has occurred west of Dufur.
at which point lines from the Tygh
Valley and Hood River plants join.
In cases where the trouble has oc
curred on one of these lead lines
beyond Dufur, electricity was soon
available over the other line and
only a short shut-down resulted.
However, when the "juice" was off
for more than a day recently, the
break occurred between Dufur and
Heppner. At this time an attempt
was made to supply electricity with
the local steam plant, but long dis
use had caused belting to rot and it
was operated a short time only.
New belting has since been procur
ed, Mr. Marble said, and in the
event of another like break in the
high power line, the local plant can
be brought into use in about an
The discussion was brought up in
part through an invitation of the
Condon Lions club, who had already
filed a remonstrance with the com
pany, for the Heppner club to take
similar action. With a view to in
forming the company of the incon
venience power shut-downs cause
locally, and also to relieve the local
manager of carrying the brunt of
all complaints, the club voted to
have a resolution conveying its sen
timents prepared and sent to the
head offices of the company. J. J.
Nys was appointed chairman of the
resolution committee with D. A.
Wilson and Gay M. Anderson members.
Eastern Oregon Wheat
League Register Given
(Continued from First Page)
Barnett. J. W. Maloney. James Hill. F.
A. Harrah, Wm. R. Meiners. R. O. Earn
heart. L. L. Graneer. S. R. Thomnann
David H. Nelson. O. H. Hampton. Frank
Lnyuo. james jonns, u. A. Bimpsons,
Roy W. Ritner.
Wasco E. H. Watkins. G. E. Maurer.
B. H. Grady. H. D. Richelderfer. Hugh
A. Walker, J. P. Yates, H. D. Proud
foot. Emil Anderson.
Eight Mile Troy Bogard. Frank Fra
tera. J. N. Batty, F. M. Akers. Glen
Young. B. O. Anderson. Homer Green.
L. Redding. Walter Becket. Chas. Beck
et. Portland Jacob Wilbright, T. B. Cra
mer Jr., Arthur M. Geary. Frank A.
MoMenamin. H. A. Martin. B. H. Kipp.
Paul G. Newman, B. W. Whitlock. G.
K. Landers, J. H. Savage. Cleve Wright,
A. E. Hutchinson, Frank Davey, Har
old W. Dobvna. Edward N. Couaen. R.
B. West. H. E. Lounabury. J. H. O'Neill,
j. .-v. rmcn. u. I. Paulson.
Arlington Raymond Crowder. E. W.
Snell, L. L.- Montague, H. E. Joseph.
Chas. T. Story. R. A. Jackaon, John
Withycombe Jr., Ed Hulden. J. B.
Walla Walla V. L. Jonea. H. E. Mor
rison. M. P. Cassedalf, Carl Roe. J. S.
Hardman A. E. Wright. Raymond
Wright, Wm. Greener, Herman Neilson,
W. W. Bechdolt.
Mikkalo E. L. Hoover.
Corvallis G. W. Kuhlman. D. D. Hill.
John C. Burtner. G. R. Hyslop. E. N.
Bresseman. Geo. O. Gatlin, H. A. Lind
gren, E. R. Jackman.
The Dalles W. Wray Lawrence, H.
R. Richards, Geo. A. Obarr. C. L. Look,
R. N. Kortge. Louis J. Kelly. George
Harth. C. F. Emerson.
Morgan O. E. Lindstrom, A. F. Pal
mateer. W. F. Palmateer, J. A. Troed
son. La Grande Gilbert Courtwright.
Rosalia. Wash. F. J. Wilmer.
Echo Oscar Bartholomew, Chas. Bar
tholomew. J. S. Moore.
Alicel W. A. Buchanan. W. E. Buch
anan. Theo. Wallainger. W. H. Case.
Adama Frank Duff. Roy E. Dugg.
Bickleton. Wash. Geo. Matsen. S. F.
Ganders. Chas. N. Jensen.
Pilot Rock Marvin Hutchuson, Cun
ningham Sheep Co., A. G. Buhotts, W.
H. Reeder, Walter Smith.
Condon A. B. Robertson. Perry N.
Johnston, Leon Logan, L. G. Parman.
Milton Colin McEwen, C. E. Stence,
W. H. Steen. Sam Ingle.
Grasa Valley K. W. Shepherd, D. L.
Reynolds. Ralph Eakin, A. C. Eakin,
Harold D. Eakin. V. B. Eakin.
Baker A. V. Swift.
Willows O. L. Lundell.
Olex Chas. O. Conner.
Lewiston. Ida. Cant. Arthur Ward,
J. L. Webb.
Helix Jens Terjeson.
Freewater H. S. Murray.
Maiyville J. W. Dver, Orval E. Dyer.
Athena W. L. Wilson.
Cecil J. E. Cealter.
Weston T. L. McBride.
Woodburn Eugene Courtney.
Montana Stale College Dr. M. T.
Kmerprise A. C. Barnatedt.
Sacramento. Cal. L. M. Jeffers.
Sulein Seymore Jones.
San Francisco E. X. Bates.
Clt-m J. G. Weimar.
Heppner L. R. Parker, Geo. Dvk
stra. Frank Wilkinson, Mrs. E. L. Bar
low. F. S. Barlow. E. R. Barlow, W.
V. Pedro. J. E. Price. C. Van Schoiack.
Ji Swindig; Frank Kilkenny. Mike
Covian. L. Van Marter, L. L. Matlock.
Frank Nickerson. A. G. Edmondson. L.
E. Bishee. S. E. Notson, Earl W. Buis
lon. Chas. Swindig. A. A. Bergevin. Mrs.
R. A. Thompson. Chris R. Brown. W. E.
Moore. C. J. D. Bauman. J. C. Cason,
Wm. Poulson. Jen Jones. Wesley
Broukhouser, Earl W. Thomson, W. P.
Mahoney. C. L. Sweek, R. A. Thomp
son. Mrs. Chris P. Brown. J. G. Doher
tv. F. W. Turner. Evh Eskelaon A w
Gemmell. Dr. J. Perry Conder, R. K.
uraKe. c i. joues. u. u. iuttrell, J. O.
Hager. Robt. Van Horn, E. W. Mover,
Roy Missildine. J. O. Turner W P
Hill, A. C. Ball. John Her, R. W. Tur
ner. Chas. B. Cox, F. C. Swift, F. N.
Mover. John Bergstrom. P. S. Griffin.
J. G. Barratt. Alex Green. A. W. Jones.
i lyue u. wngni. J. J. wigmman, O.
M. Scott. F. E. Parker. W. R. Scott,
R. R. McHaley. B. B. Kelley, Theo. An
derson, N. A. Clark, C. M. Lutkins, Mrs.
C. M. Lutkins. T. J. O'Brien. Leon
KIDDIES RECEIVE PRIZES.
John Anglin, local manager of
MacMarr stores, introduced a new
product of the corporation the past
week end by a selling contest car
ried on by the kiddies of the city.
He reports the sale by the young
sters of 344 lots. Dorothy Brook
houser won first, a $2.50 gold piece;
Don Hiatt second, a $1 bill; Chester
Christenson third, 75 cents cash.
Fourth and fifth was a tie and the
prize of 50 cents was given each
to John Healey and Ruby Graves.
All other participants were treated
to candy bars.
Maple Circle, Neighbors of Wood
craft will hold their annual Christ
mas party next Monday evening,
their regular meeting night, at I. O.
O. F. hall. Members will bring their
gifts, wrapped up, to be placed in
the general distribution no gift to
be forgotten, no one to be overlooked.
NOTICE DEGREE MEMBERS.
Heppner lodge Degree of Honor
will meet December 23 at 8 o'clock
in Odd Fellows hall. There will be
election of officers. All members
are urged to be present. Clara
APPRECIATION TO FRIENDS.
To all those friends who stood by
me so loyally in the recent mer
chandise contest, I extend sincere
thanks. I appreciate your help in
winning the third prize.
Mrs. W. L. LaDusire.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Ben P. Baily, from the general
manager's office of the P. P. & L.
Co., Portland, was a visitor in
Heppner on Wednesday in company
with G. L. Corey, district manager
from The Dalles. Mr. Baily has been
with the company for many years
and was at one time local manager
at Yakima, and Paul Marble, man
ager of the Heppner office, was un
der him. These officials are much
concerned with the problem that
confronts the Sherman district be
cause of the frost hazard, and while
no definite statement was given this
paper as to what their company
would do immediately to overcome
the breaks and the annoyance caus
ed thereby to its patrons in this dis
trict, we are assured that it is a
problem receiving the very best at
tention of their engineers, who hope
to work out a plan whereby the in
convenience to users of "juice" will
be reduced to a minimum, and that
without doubt every effort made to
bring this result just as soon as pos
sible. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Becket were
Eight Mile people in the city Wed
nesday. Mrs. Becket has been car
ing for Mrs. Stacy Roberts, who is
ill at her home in Heppner. Walter
states that his fall sown grain is
making splendid progress because
of the very favorable climatic con
ditions, but he is wondering wheth
er or not it will be worth while to
raise a crop.
Robert Osche, father and Mrs.
Maitie Crenshaw, sister of the late
Mrs. Leonard Ashbaugh, were at
Heppner Friday to attend the firm
eral of their relatives. The former
came from Albany and the latter
Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Gray returned
Tuesday from a trip to Portland.
HIATT & DIX
"THE RED & WHITE STORE"
As this Yuletide approaches we will try and
make it more merry and happy by giving you
some real prices on your Christmas needs.
JUST A REMINDER :
CANDY At very lowest prices
NUTS All kinds, best quality
ORANGES Many sizees
Dates Both Bulk and Package
POP CORN That pops and looks like a
JAP ORANGES . .. From Japan, a baby can
xMINCE MEAT . .. Makes pies like "Mother
used to make"
PUMPKIN .... For those delicious Fat pump
CORN That good yellow kind
PEAS The kind that melt in your mouth
GREEN BEANS Tender and crisp
Don't forget the JAMS, JELLIES and MAR
MALADES We have all kinds.
We specialize in high grade canned fruits
Pineapple, Berries, Pears, Apricots, Peaches,
Grapefruit. No dinner is complete without
the Pickles, Olives, Mayonnaise, etc.
They went to the city with Harold
Van Horn, who was placed In
charge of a specialist Mrs. Merle
Venable and young brother return
ed home with Dr. and Mrs. Gray.
Jay Hiatt has a force of workers
busy at his Rhea creek ranch pick
ing a flock of about 400 turkeys,
preparatory to sending them to
Portland for the holiday market
Jay usually handles the shipments
Earl Hallock, formerly with Far
mers & Stookgrowers bank of this
city, and now on the force of the
First National at The Dalles, was a
visitor in the old home town Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Patterson
were in the city over Sunday from
their home at Helix, to attend the
funeral of Mr. Patterson's father,
the late C. C. Patterson.
The Methodist Ladies Aid society
will hold a cooked food sale Satur
day, December 20, at the corner
room in Case Apt building, begin
ning at 10 a. m.
Boxcar Bill Why is Archie
Sidedoor Sam They're playing
his Alma Mater.
Boxcar Bill-What is that?
Sidedoor Sam The "Prisoner's
Miss Fatts Oh, Doctor, it's hor
rible; I have gained 15 pounds in
the last month.
Dr. Cutter You shouldn't com
plain, with chicken worth 30 cents
Buy Useful Gifts Early
EASY TO SELECT WHILE
STOCKS ARE COMPLETE
in Gift Boxes
in all the newest
shades, no lustre,
all silk chiffon.
Fancy silk and
AH Linen, Hand
Felt House Slippers
Neckwear In Gift Boxes
Hosiery, Silk and Cash
mere, fancy plaids or
House Slippers, Leather
Gloves, lined or unlined
Created to fill a definite need in modern
washrobes. . .These lovely Underthings, Sleep
ing and Lounging Pajamas and Ensembles by
Beautiful, fashionable and so very practical,
too . . . made of specially processed Munsing
wear Rayon as durable as it is soft and caress
ing . . . economical as it is luxurious.
The Ideal Gift
MOTHER - SISTER - DAUGHTER
Bloomers $1.50 Vests $1.00 Ping Pong Shorts $1.50
Bloomerette Chemise $2.50 Heyday Pajamas (v-neck, tuck
in) $4.50 Gypsy Pajamas (oval neck, tuck-in) $4.50
Night Gown dialing panel skirt) $2.50
Pullman Rota (knee length) $3.00 Bandeaux $1.00
M. D. CLARK
A Readjustment Sale
We wish to discontinue some of the lines
we are now carrying and offer these prices
Infants' Shoes 25C
Children's House Slippers 25c
Children's Shoes 50C to $1.95
Boys' Shoes 50c to $2.95
Misses' and Ladies' Shoes . 50c to $3.00
Men's Shoes 50C to $3.00
Men's Cushion-sole Shoes $5.39
Men's Mackinaws $3.95
Men's Overalls $1.19 to $1.49
Boys' Overalls 49c to 99c
Boys' Wool Shirts 58C
Children's and Misses' Hose 8C to 25c pair
Dishes and Cooking Utensils at Half Price
Starting Dec. 20 to Dec. 31
W. F. Barnett & Co.
General Merchandise Lexington, Ore.