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LOW MEAT PRICES
IVtH-f, Pork and Lamb Decline For
Year With 22 to 84 Percent
Drop for Latter.
Chicago, 111., Mar. 2. Meat prices
at the present time are lower than
they have been since 1924, it was
pointed out today by Charles D
Carey, prominent livestock man of
Cheyenne, Wyo., in a statement to
the National Live Stock and Meat
board, of which he is chairman.
There has been a very noticeable
decline in meat prices all along the
line during recent months, Mr
Carey stated. Wholesale prices of
beef, pork, and lamb are down and
these declines have been reflected
in the retail market. The consumer
can now satisfy his wants in the
way of meat at prices lower than
they have been in seven years, ac
cording to the board chairman.
Take beef, for example. Annual
average prices for all slaughter cat
tle declined from $10.58 per 100
pounds in 1929 to $8.55 in 1930, a
drop of over 2c a pound or 19 per
cent The downward trend of
slaughter cattle has been accom
panied by similar trends and great
er declines in wholesale beef prices.
These declines also have been evi
dnced in retail prices, and to bear
out this fact Mr. Carey quoted fig
ures compiled by the Bureau of La
bor Statistics which showed that re
tail beef prices for the country as a
whole have declined 5 cents per
pound or 14 per cent from Decem
ber, 1929, to December, 1930. He
pointed out further that a special
survey by the U. S. Department of
Agriculture covering about 1.000 re
tail shops in New York City showed
that the average composite price of
all retail cuts of good grade steer
beef had dropped 8 1-3 cents a
pound, or 20 per cent from the first
six weeks in 1929 to the same period
In order to show exactly what
these prices mean to the cattlemen
and to the housewife in dollars and
cents, Mr. Carey took as an exam
ple a 1000-pound good grade live
steer. The steer sold for $30.00 less
during the first six weeks of this
year than, it did during the same
period in 1929, he said. The carcass
of this steer, which would weigh 580
pounds, brought $30.7 less than two
years ago. The trimmed saleable
retail cuts totalling only 464 pounds
were bought by the consumer for
$38.51 less than an equal amount of
meat of the same quality would
have cost in 1929.
"When it is considered that a
larger part of the family budget
goes for meat than for any other
one food, the present trends in
prices are of great importance to
the housewife who purchases the
family supplies," said Mr. Carey.
"Not only are cattle prices down to
the lowest levels since 1924, but the
beef supply is ample to meet all of
the consumer's requirements."
In speaking of the other meats
Mr. Carey quoted figures showing
the decline in wholesale prices of
pork and lamb cuts in Chicago by
contrasting the prices prevailing
during the last week in January,
1930, and the same period of 1931.
These figures showed that fresh
pork prices, including loins, hams,
shoulders, Boston butts, and spare
ribs, had declined from 24 to 42 per
cent Prices of cured pork cuts, includ
ing smoked hams, smoked ' bacon,
smoked picnics, bellies, fat backs,
and lard had declined from 3 to
31 per cent
Lamb and mutton carcasses were
down from 22 to 34 per cent.
On Monday evening, March 9,
Marie Flint McCall, State Grange
Lecturer, will be at the Leach Me
morial hall, where a joint meeting
or nnea ureek, Willows and Lex
ington granges will be held. La
dies are requested to bring cake or
Mrs. Ola Ward, who has been vis
iting in Corvallis with her daugh
ter, vene, and with friends and rel
atives in Portland, has returned
The honor roll of the seventh and
eighth grades Is composed of those
who receive at least two ones and
no failures on their monthly report
cards, in the seventh grade those
on the honor roll are: Zelma Bun-
dy 4, Betty Doherty 5, Edith Ed
wards 5, Alma Van Winkle 5; those
on the eighth grade honor roll are
Lucille Wigglesworth 7, Mildred
Sanford 4, Rose Thornburg 4, Al
fred Van Winkle 3, Helen Breshears
2, Belva Bundy 2, Willard Martin 2.
Donald Turner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Turner, recently started
to school at Lexington in the sev
Wednesday, February 25, the Lex
ington P. T. A. met. Founder's Day
was celebrated with the lighting of
candles on the P. T. A. birthday
cake, by grade school and high
school girls. Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers
gave a talk on a subject in keeping
with the program. The regular
business meeting was held, and new
officers elected as follows: Lovelle
White, president; LaVilla Howell,
secretary. Following the program
and business meeting cake and cof
fee were served.
The executive committee of Lex
ington P. T. A. met Tuesday eve
ning at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Wilcox. It was decided to
have C. W. Smith order trees to
plant in order to beautify the school
grounds, and the next P. T. A. meet
ing la to be given over to an Arbor
Marie Dressier and Polly Moran
In REDUCING, the big joy picture,
Star Theater, Sunday, Monday and
Marie Dressier and Polly Moran
in REDUCING, the big Joy picture,
Star Theater, Sunday, Monday and
JENNIE E. McMURRAT.
Mrs. John Glasscock and her
nephew, Harlan Glasscock, visited
briefly in lone last week at the
home of Mrs. Glasscock's sister-in-
law, Mrs. Ella Davidson. They were
on their way to Portland after
spending the winter in Hermiston
and will soon be going to Yakima to
see about starting the Glasscock
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smouse were
hosts to the Woman's Topic club
Friday evening at their ranch home.
Bridge was the diversion of the eve
ning. Present were Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Blake. Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Peterson, Omar Rietmann, Mrs.
Inez Freeland. Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Swanson. Miss Eva Swanson, Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Rietmann, and Carl
Troedson. High awards were made
to Mrs. Victor Peterson and Earl
Blake. Low scores were made by
Mrs. Victor Rietmann and Victor
Peterson. Refreshments consisting
of salads cheese straws, ice cream,
cake and coffee were served.
Helen Blake was six years old
Friday and in celebration of the
event she entertained at a party of
young friends during the afternoon.
Those in attendance were Jimmy
Barnett, Ernest McCabe, Maryanne
Corley, Iris King, Alan Howk,
George Griffith. June Griffith, Doro
thy Farrens, Charlotte Sperry, Dav
id Rietmann, Wilma Dobyns. Chil
dren's games were played and re
freshments of jello, chocolate and
cake were served by Miss Helen's
mother, Mrs. Earl Blake. The lit
tle girl received many presents.
lone Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
who attended the big celebration at
Pendleton Friday evening were Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Troge and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs Lee Howell, John
Louy, Miss Lucile Bristow, Miss
Norma Swanson, Miss Fern Engel
man, Garland Swanson, Richard
Lundell. All report a very enjoy
Ionites attending the all-day dis
trict convention of Odd Fellows at
Hermiston Saturday were Lee How
ell, John Louy, Charles Battersby,
James Warfield, Bill McDonald, Hal
Ely and George Ely. In the contest
of first degree work put on by Her
miston and Echo lodges, Echo had
the honor of winning. Several in
dividual prizes were won by the
Willows grange will give the play,
"Two Days to Marry," next Satur
day night. March 7, at Arlington.
This is a three-act comedy. If you
want to laugh go and see it. The
cast of characters follows: Simon
Chase, black as his race, Carl
Troedson; James J. Dare, a million
aire heir, Roy Lindstrom; Sadie
Boise, widow by choice, Edna Lind
strom; Imogene McShane, a sweet
young dame, Beulah Pettyjohn;
Emily Pink, blacker than ink, Ber
tha Cool; Mr. Sawyer, a lawyer, Bill
Cool; Walter Blair, the millionaire,
Walter Gibson. A dance will follow
the play. Music by Cecil orchestra.
An out-of-town wedding of much
interest to this community took
place Sunday, March 1, in Newberg
where Miss Elva Balsiger, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger
of lone, became the bride of Melvin
Kathariof Medford, Rev. Mr. Glei
ser of the Methodist church officiat
ing. The ceremony was performed
at the home of the bride's grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McNay
at high noon. The home was beau
tifully decorated, the living room
with daffodils and ferns and the din
ing room with pink and lavender
sweet peas. The marriage vows
were exchanged under a beautiful
arch, and in the same house and
under the same arch and wedding
bell, the bride's parents were united
in marriage thirty years before. In
this same place Mrs. Balsiger's
three sisters were married and Mr.
and Mrs. McNay renewed their
marriage vows in celebration of
their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Preceding the service Miss Cleta
Stretch, cousin of the bride, sang
"I Love You Truly." The wedding
march was played by Mrs. Homer
Parrett, the bride's aunt. The bride
wore a dress of new blue satin. Her
veil was held by triple wreaths of
orange blossoms. She carried a bou
quet of roses, sweet peas and free
sia. Miss Gladys Gregory of Los
Angeles, a sorority sister, was the
bride's only attendant. Miss Greg
ory wore a dress of lavendar geor
gette crepe and carried a bouquet
of lavender and pink sweet peas.
Mr. Wendell Balsiger was best man.
Both the bride groom and best man
were attired in blue serge.
A dainty three-course luncheon
was served following the wedding
service. The ice cream was round
white bricks with pink cuplds in
the center. The bride and groom
each cut their own cakes. Mrs.
Kathan's was a white bride's cake.
Mr. Kathan's was a brown stone
front. Mrs. Kathan's two aunts,
Mrs. Fred Holcomb and Mrs. Wal
ter Bartlet, served the luncheon.
Mrs. Kathan Is a graduate of the
lone high school and a graduate of
University of Oregon. She is a mem
ber of Alpha Lambda chapter of
Alpha Xi Delta at the U. of O. Mr.
Kathan Is a graduate of the state
normal at Ashland. Both young
people are teaching in the high
school at Riverton. Immediately
following the wedding service Mr.
and Mrs. Kathan departed for Co-
quille where they will make their
home until their school work at
Riverton is completed.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger mo
tored to .Newberg Saturday to be
present at the wedding of their
daughter, Sunday, March 1. They
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Balsiger who were joined by
their son, Alfred, at Portland. The
three visited Saturday night with
relatives In Vancouver and on Sun
day attended the wedding of Mr.
and Mrs. Kathan in Newberg. The
Balsigers returned to lone Monday.
The George Frank family enjoyed
a reunion at Hermiston Sunday,
March 1. A picnic dinner was serv
ed at the noon hour at the Advent
ist school building. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. George Frank
and daughter Hazel, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd King and (laughters Loretta
and Iris, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert
Holms, Billy and Hazel May, Mrs.
Dewey Gibbs and daughter Phyllis,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howell, David
and Edith May. Mr. and Mrs. Hom
er Frank, Homer Jr. and Patty of
Mrs. Dewey Gibbs and daughter
returned Sunday evening to their
home in Gresham following the
family reunion in Hermiston.
The basketball tournament was
held in the Arlington gym Febru
ary 27 and 28. Friday afternoon
lone won from Hermiston 33 to 18.
The same night Condon lost to lone
21 to 13. This win assured lone of
at least a runner-up chance to go
to the district tournament at Mil-ton-Freewater.
Saturday night lone
and Umatilla played for the cham
pionship of the tournament. The
score ended 23 to 25 in favor of
Umatilla. Arlington as consolation
winner, lone as runner-up and Uma
tilla as champions of the Arlington
tournament, will send teams to Mc
Laughlin high school, Freewater, to
contest for district honors and the
right to represent this section of
the state at Salem later in the
month. The following lone players
will leave for Milton-Freewater
Friday morning: Earl McCabe, Nor
man Swanson, Francis Ely, Milton
Morgan, Barton Clark, Dorr Mason,
Norton Lundell and Ordie Farrens.
Examinations were held in the
school last week. The following
names have been placed on the hon
or rolls: In the high school, first
honor roll, seniors: Norman Swan
son and Gladys Brashers; juniors,
none; sophomores, Elwayne Lieu-
alien; freshmen, none; second hon
or roll, seniors, Geneva Pettyjohn
and Virgil Esteb; juniors, Ralph
Thompson; sophomores, Ruth
Keene; freshmen, none. Eighth
grade, Frederick Rankin; seventh
grade, Virginia Griffith, Miriam
Hale and Harlan McCurdy; sixth
grade, Denward Bergevin, Margar
et Lindeken, Junior Mason; fifth
grade, Ruth Crawford, Maxine Mc
Curdy, Betty Bergevin; fourth
grade, Joan Sipes; third grade,
none; second grade, Mary K. Blake
and Mary Merritt; first grade, Ele
anor Ball. Those neither absent
nor tardy ini the primary room
were: first grade, Delmer Crawford
and Rose Gorger; second grade,
Mary K. Blake, John Doherty, Rob
ert Perry and Raymond Turner.
The eighth grade class in agricul
ture has completed its course in
that subject and has taken the final
examination. All passed. The high
est grade was received by Frederick
Rankin, who had a grade of 93 per
cent. There were 101 points to the
examination, which covered the en
tire year's work. The members of
the class are Frederick Rankin,
Harriet Heliker, Bryce Keene, El
len Nelson, Eva Swanson and How
The primary room in our school
is indeed a cheery and home-like
place. The old style desks have
been replaced by the most up-to-date
equipment which consists of
tables and chairs well suited to the
comfort of the little folks. These
articles were paid for from a fund
raised by the grade school.
Mrs. ueorge Snider entertained a
party of friends at her country
home last Friday evening, honoring
Mrs. Noel Dobyns whose birthday
anniversary was on that date. Mrs.
Dobyns was given a handkerchief
shower. Another honor guest was
little Miss Joene Brown who was
five years old on the same date.
This little lady also received some
birthday gifts. The evening was
spent in playing "500," four tables
being in play. High honors went
to Mr. Lewis Batty; low to Mr. Har
old Henderson. Delicious refresh
ments of sandwiches, cake and cof
fee were served by the hostess.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Noel Dobyns, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Dobyns and daughter Wilma, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Lieuallen, Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Brown and daughter Jo
ene, Miss Ethel Cradick, Lewis Bat
ty, Miss Jessie McCabe, Harold
Henderson, Lonnie Henderson, Jim
McCabe, Lonnie McCabe, Miss Ruth
Keene, Miss Jennie Patterson, Sibyl
and Dorothy Howell, Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Olden, Mr. and Mrs. George
Snider and son Harold.
Mr. and Mrs. John Head of Cath
lamet, Washington, visited in lone
last week at the home of Mr. Head's
father, Rev. W. W. Head.
Sibyl and Dorothy Howell, daugh
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ters of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell,
were week-end guests at the ranch
home of their aunt, Mrs. Grant Ol
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Barlow and
three children motored over from
Hermiston Saturday and are spend
ing this week visiting relatives in
and near lone.
Guests at the Grant Oldeni home
on Rhea creek Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. Ora Barlow, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Howell, and Mr. and Mrs. George
June, the four-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gritlith, was
taken to Heppner Monday morning
where she underwent a facial oper
ation for the removal of scar tis
sue, also an operation for the re
moval of adenoids. The little girl
is recovering nicely.
All Granee members are nrp-ed
to be present Saturday nlrht at the
schoolhouse when the State Grange
Lecturer will be present. Everyone
is asked to bring two dishes for the
supper which will be served be-
gining at 5:30.
Mike Healy and family who have
been rentine the ranch nwnpd hv
the Federal Land Bank, known as
the Mike Marshall Dlace. have mov
ed to the F. A. Fortier place in town
until they can find a place. The
ranch has been sold and will be
farmed by a Mr. Wieelesworth. it
Mrs. Royal Rands snerat Friday
evening in Echo with relatives.
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CHURCH NIGHT FEATURED.
At the Heppner Church of Christ
a new and interesting feature of the
activities or the church is the
"Church Night," as it is called.
Each Thursday evening- at 6:30 o'
clock, those interested earlier about
a supper table in the church parlors,
where a most delightful fellowship
is enjqyed till 7:15. Adjournment is
then taken to the Bible study rooms
where adequate time is given to the
reverent, careful study of the Word.
This study hour is in charge of dif
ferent groups, from time to time,
out of the life of the Church, and
that interest is growing is shown by
the constant increase in attendance.
Any who may be interested in this
evenine of fellowshiD and stndv Are
cordially invited,, to come and join
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Abigail Gracious, how did you
get all mussed up like that?
Phoebe I went auto riding with
a crude oil salesman.
'I never knew until I sot a car
that profanity was so prevalent,"
said the minister.
"Do you hear much of it on the
"Why, nearly everybody I hnmn
into swears dreadfully."
Novelist These confounded crit
ics roasted my new novel unmerci
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vengethey had to read the book,
"Which train is your wife coming
"It must be the one on track 27:
that's the one that isn't on time."
Anti Pride goeth before a fall.
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Tamale What became of Sch
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and made a name for himself there.
Carne He calls himself Smith
Poet -I'll be thought better of
when I'm dead and gone.
Editor That's so; you won't be
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"Now that we are married, per
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few of your little defects."
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