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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1931,
O.S.C. ANNOUNCES SIXTY-SECOND COMMENCEMENT
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Prominent figures in annual graduation eiercises it Oregon State college Monday, June 1. From left,
President W. J. Kerr who will see his twenty-third O. S. C. graduating class depart; Dr. W. O. Thompson,
president emeritus of Ohio State university, commencement speaker; Mrs. Mary Whitby, '71, and Dr. J. K.
Weatherford. '72. two oldest living graduates who will attend this commencement
OREGON STATE COLLEGE, Corvallis. With a class of 542 candidates for graduation, this institu
tion will grant degrees to the largest group this year in the history of its 62 commencements. Of the number
completing courses this year 36 are to receive degrees of masters of science, 496 bachelors of science and 12
pharmaceutical chemist There are two duplications, making 544 degrees in all
The class this year will make a total of 7032 degrees conferred here by President W J Kerr in the 23
commencements at Oregon State college over which he has presided In the 38 years of the college's histor
orior to his coming only 647 degrees were granted Dr Kerr has never missed a single commencement in all
his years of service here.
The rommencement week-end program will begin Saturday, Mav 30. with alumni reunions. Sunday thi
Baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Dr. Herbert S Johnson of Boston.
From State Market Agent.
State Department of Agriculture.
Plans for the organization of the
State Department of Agriculture
are being worked out by Director
Gehlar. The location practically
decided upon is in the State build
ing, Twelfth street The law cre
ating the department provides that
it shall be at the capital and that
the consolidation of the various
boards and commissions shall be in
effect July 1.
While the state fair will be a
function of the new department,
the present board will retain charge
until after the annual exhibit, it
was decided at a conference be
tween Governor Meier and the
Cooperative Council Meets.
At its meeting in Portland last
week the Oregon Cooperative Coun
cil representing 34 of the leading
farmers' marketing organizations
of the state, pledged assistance to
the new state department of agri
culture. Mr. Gehlar outlined in a
general way his policies and invited
cooperation, suggestions and criti
cism. He was received into member
ship as a public representative.
Study Consumer Demands.
Changes in consumers' buying
habits are rapid and should be stud
ied by the producers in the light of
the demand for their products.
They are important
These changes in consumer de
mands have been brought about,
market experts state, by several
factors well known to the careful
observer and including: (1) A new
philosophy of food as a result of the
discovery of vitamins and the cam
paign of education based upon It
for a more balanced diet, (2) De
cline in the amount of hard physic
al labor owing to the increased use
of machinery, (3) Reduction In the
number of working hours, (4) Im
provement in home and commer
cial heating resulting in the need
for less calories of body heat sup
plied by certain foods, (5) Smaller
living quarters encouraging the use
of small package foods, (6) Higher
recent standards of living, (7) Shift
of farm residents to cities and city
folks to farms, both classes of con
sumers undergoing some changes in
their accustomed dietary.
The Oregon Turkey Growers Co
operative finds that federal inspec
tion and grading of turkeys is prof
itable. Over $200,000 worth of Ore
gon dressed birds graded and pack
ed according to weight were mar
keted by this organization last year.
Egg Grading Profitable.
H. E. Botsford, market specialist
at Cornell university, as a result of
a recent survey on the effect of the
New York egg grading law, states
that a probable increase in egg con
sumption can be accomplished by
selling eggs on a definite grade ba-
The egg grading law of Oregon
guarantee also of quality to
less cash sent out of the country for
gasoline and tractor accessories.
Better prices for meat should pre
vail because the horse that will re
place the cattle and sheep on the
farms will not be used for meat
The commercial apiaries of Ore
gon are comparatively few in num
ber but contain the bulk of the
bees. The average is said to be
about 200 colonies for the commer
cial apiarists. The markets are sup
plied in large part by those produc
ers although many having but two
or three colonies furnish honey to
neighbors and other sources for
Hog cholera which means tre
mendous loss wherever allowed to
run, will never again be a problem
in Oregon if growers and feeders
use proper precautions. No pur
chases should be made from dis
eased herds and no uncooked pork
product should be fed. Most out
breaks in this state ara started
from these sources or from water
forne infection. Vaccination is now
practically 100 percent perfect and
can always be used if there is dan
ger from nearby infection, states
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian.
Crop Failures Reported.
Reports of a severe condition of
drouth in central Oregon in the lo
cality between the Cascades and
Blue mountains indicate near crop
failure. The greatest drouth se
verity is along the small streams In
the irrigated sections.
The Farmers National Grain as
sociation during the latter part of
last week sold 16,000 tons of wheat,
and 14,000 tons the week before, to
the Orient which has developed into
a good market for American sur
plus wheat. Indications for the fu
ture from this source are now fair.
Prices of Pacific coast wheat are
3 to 4 cents high for sales to the
United Kingdom. Australia's acre
age is 30 percent less this year than
last, and Russia's seeding is behind
according to crop reports.
New Packaging Methods.
Many of the states through their
agricultural agencies are urging
growers to grafle and pack farm
produce in small, attractive contain
ers properly labeled. By this means
sales and increased consumption
New methods of packaging are
being tried out in Florida, under
direction of the Bureau of Agricul
tural Economics. For example, one
large grower packs high quality,
graded potatoes In 5-pound paper
boxes and 12 of these a total of
one bushel are packed in a larger
ventillated pasteboard box ready
for local sale or shipment One lot
of 500 bushels was recently con
signed to a New York firm and re
tailed at around 5 cents a pound or
$3.00 per bushel
Where more attention is paid to
packaging potatoes In Oregon, less
competition from transient growers
Farm Costs and Prices,
Reports indicate that farmers
are putting forth Increased efforts
to reduce costs of operation. They
are employing less labor, buying
less fertilizer and equipment. Build
ing operations have been reduced
to the minimum.
Commodities purchased for use
on the farms now average about
134 percent of the prewar average
compared with 153 a year ago. The
cost of producing farm products,
taking Into account higher taxes
and Interest, is about the same as It
was a year ago.
The quality of butter made in Or
egon has Improved very materially
during tne past nve years.
Foodstuff Demands Vary.
Growers should keep themselveg
Informed on the demands for the
various market products. The ten-
ually change and market variations
follow. During the past few years
the use of cereals has decreased
substantially; per capita consump
tion of meat has changed while
more milk, eggs, vegetables and
canned foods are demanded, states
O. S. C. circular on agricultural and
economics .published this month.
Farm Prices Compared.
The following comparison of farm
prices on April 15, with the average
covering the 5-year period 1926-1930
discloses some of the real grief for
the Oregon growers eggs 67 per
cent; chickens 80; butterfat 54;
milk cows 78; hogs 71; sheep 54;
lambs 55; wool 52; beef cattle 75;
veal calves 68; horses 76; wheat 44;
rye 61; corn 72; oats 57; barley 58;
hay 63; potatoes 42; apples 71.
New York prefers Plymouth
Rock broilers and white-shell eggs.
And yet brown eggs do not produce
Plymouth Rock broilers.
One of the outstanding notes of
progress in agriculture is the rapid
growth of cooperatives.
Markets Wheat and Hay.
Wheat The world wheat confer
ence held in London last week ad
journed with no definite plan for
caring for the world surplus which
promises to be larger this year than
before. America endorsed the
acreage restriction plan. Russia op
posed this and insisted upon the
quota plan based upon the smaller
prewar period of production. Am
erica objected, with Canada and
Australia, to the quota as unsound
in marketing principle while the So
viets declared acreage reduction
Wheat 69-66c. Oats No. 2 white
$22, gray $23. Barley No. 2, 45 lb
$21.50 Corn No. 2 Eastern $26.00.
Hay Markets over country quiet.
New first crop alfalfa practically
harvested and movement quite free
in California and the northwest.
Alfalfa $14-$15, Timothy $15-$17,
Egg production is showing a de
crease throughout the nation. In
the northwest the decline is slight
but more pronounced than last
year. Present storage is less than
a year ago, the shortage being es
timated at 750,000 cases.
By RUTH DINGES.
J. E. Gentry, Mr. Sarah White,
Keith Gentry, Mae Gentry and Peg
gy Warner returned. Monday eve
ning from Ritter where they had
been on a camping trip. On Sun
day they visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Neal White at Uklah.
Mrs. H. E. Warner, Mrs. John
McMillan, Mrs. George Broadley,
Vernon Warner and Peggy Warner
left Tuesday morning for Elk River,
Idaho, where they will visit rela
tives. Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan
have been visiting relatives in Lex
ington the past few days. They
brought with them to Lexington C.
R. McAllister, who has been attend
ing I. O. O. F. grand lodge in Cor
vallis. They returned to their home
in Cherryville on Wednesday, tak
ing with them Naomi McMillan who
will visit with them for a time.
Harry Duvall, Earl Warner, Earl
Eskelson and Ray McAllister left
Wednesday morning on a business
trip to the Rattlesnake gas fields
near Mabton, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs., Elmer Hunt and
daughter Louise, accompanied by
Esther Thompson and Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Ruhl, left on a trip Tuesday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Ruhl will
remain in Portland, while Mr. and
Mrs. Hunt will take Miss Thomp
son to her home in McCleary, Wn.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Warner and
Mr. and Mrs. Walace E. Jones of
Hermiston attended the funeral of
Karl L. Beach Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Evans, Mrs. Minnie Evans
and her son John Evans and Elbert
Stanton, all of Walla Walla, attend
ed Mr. Beach's funeral Sunday.
Mrs. Caroline Kuns has been vis
iting relatives in Athena.
Mrs. Florence McMillan and
daughter Delpha have returned
from Arlington -where Mrs. McMil
lan has been visiting and Delpha
has been attending school.
Mrs. Charles Wilcox is visiting at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred
Painter of Hermsiton, while Mr.
Wilcox is attending the forestry
training school at Ellis ranger station.
George Graves of Boardman is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Alice Palmer was a visitor
in Morgan on Wednesday.
J. G. Crawford arrived here early
Saturday morning from his home in
Fort Worth, Texas, where he has
lived during the greater part of the
last 24 years. His last visit to Hepp
ner was nine years ago, and he is
having a good time meeting up with
former friends and associates, many
of whom he still finds hereabout.
Mr. Crwaford was met at Pendleton
when No. 17 arrived there Saturday
morning by Mr. and Mrs. Vawter
Crawford, and he will visit for a
few weeks with his relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Crawford
and three sons, and Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Ferguson, son and daugh
ter, departed early this morning on
the beginning of their summer va
cation. Their destination is Oak
land, Cal where they expect to
visit for a time with the families
of Hugh Gfthens, Arthur and Bill
Crawford. They went prepared to
enjoy their outing to the full.
N. A. Leach, vice president of
Kerr Gifford & Co. of Portland,
was in the city a short time this
morning, accompanying his uncle,
W. F. Barnett of Lexington. Mr.
Leach was for many years a prom
inent resident of Lexington, which
place he left to become an officer
with the big Portland wheat buying
and flour manufacturing concern
consumer, more careful methods of
handling and fairer prices for the
Dobbin's Return Announced.
There Is a pronounced shift back
to horses this year. The horse pop
ulation of the country shows an
average of fourteen years while it
should be but seven years.
Apparently horses will replace
some of the sheep and cattle on
many of the pastures of the middle
west because cheap farm products
will not support tractor farming.
This will mean, too, that the con
sumption of feeds raised on the
farm will be Increased by the larger
use of horses In motor power and dencles in food consumption contln-
ARTIST TICKLES PA
TRONS MUSICAL SENSE
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Music lovers have a wonderfu
treat In store for them during the
Chautauqua at the concert of Do
Wlllo Semerau and tils assistants
Thay appear on the last day of
the Chautauqua and are a fltt.inis
rinlsh to a wonrtertul program
Mr. DeW'lIlo Is known from coast
to coast and In every state for his
unus'ial concerts on the Concertina
Grande, which Is the only Instru
merit of Its kind In the wtrlil.
He Is a popular type of enter
talne', specializing In thing which
the great majority of people lov
to hear. Re;ent hits, old-time fa
T-iriles and clannlral ni.mhers all
appear Ir. his program, which is tin.
roted to thoroughly onjoyable mu
A 14. SAINTS EPISCOPAL.
Rev. Stanley Moore, missionary-in-charge.
Church school at 9:45.
The celebration of the Lord's Sup
per and sermon at 11.
Young People's Fellowship at 6.
"Be strong in the grace that is in
Jesus Christ." II Tim. 2.1.
9:45 a. m., Sunday school.
11 a. m., morning worship hour;
message, "What and Where is
7 p. m., Epworth League. Mr. S.
E. Notson will speak.
8 p. m., program by the Vacation
Bible school. This will be a demon
stration of the work done during
the two week Bible school. It will
be a program of interest to the par
ents and friends of the boys and
girls. They extend an invitation to
the people of Heppner to be pre
sent at this service. The program
will include sdx songs which have
been memorized, and a number of
choice memory selections, including
Is. 55, entire chapter, and Psalm
103 complete, and other interesting
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
JOEL R. BENTON. Minister.
Bible School, 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11 o'clock.
Christian Endeavor, 7 o'clock.
Evening Worship, 8 o'clock.
Church Night, begins at 6:30 each
Man is made for religion. The
constantly seeking soul of him is
not satisfied with all the "things of
this present world" If he does not
find among those things that which
fills and meets his greatest need
his Soul Need!
The the religion which fully sat
isfies and completely meets man's
Soul Need is the Christian Religion.
There are a multiplicity of religions
so-called, but only one Christian
Religion, the Religion of Jesus
The Christian religion is free from
the evils of all the other man-devised
systems of religion, while at
the same time holding all and more
than any good they may have in
Men the world over are still try
ing to find Soul Rest and surcease
from woe and sorrow In every way
under the sun except the right and
only way the way of the Christian
Relgiion! The Christian Religion is
fully effective for all our Soul Needs
because It is:
A Transforming Religion not a
A Non-Oompromisnig Religion!
No compromise with sin!
A Religion of Service and Sac
rifice! A Religion of Love Divine and
A Religion of Christian Ethics!
A Religion of Universal Moral
If you are without a Church home
you are very earnestly and cor
dially invited to come and worship
For the coming Lord's Day the
sermon topics are: For the morn
ing service, "Is One Church as Good
as Another?," and for the evening
service, "The Case of Apollos,"
Come, you are Invited! "O mag
nify the Lord with me, and let us
exalt His name together." Psalm
4-H PICNIC TODAY.
Foui'-H clubbers, parents and
leaders of south Morrow county are
enjoying a picnic at the artesian
well at the forks of Willow creek to
day. Demonstrations, stunts, gam
es and "eats" are on the program
being handled under the direction
of C. W. Smith, county agent, Miss
Edith M. Stallard, county nurse and
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county
NOTICE TO WATER USERS.
Beginning June 1 water will be
charged by meter readings. Rates
will be made soon after June 1 and
published in this paper.
Heppner Water Department,
By W. E. Pruyn.
For Sale Clark Seedling Straw
berries, $2.10 per crate. Postpaid.
No C.OD.'s. R. S. Ludlow, Esba
cada, Ore. 11-12.
See "The Cohens und Kellcys in
Afrea" at the Star theater next Sun
day or Monday.
For Sale Reed baby buggy, ex
cellent condition; baby cart; baby
bed. Phone 1382.
For Sale or Kt-nt Residence on
Main street See Harry Johnson.
1928 Model W Case Hillside Com
bine, all reconditioned and ready to
take the field.
1927 Model W Case Hillside Com
bine, thoroughly overhauled and
ready to take the field. Run 3 sea
PEOPLES HARDWARE CO.,
6tf. Heppner, Ore,
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Have You Tried the
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P, M. G EMM ELL, Prop.
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Complete Funeral Services In
our New Home
$50 and Upward
A respectable burial without
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WE WANT YOUR
Market prices paid for livestock,
eggs, poultry, cream.
Phone for Prices
lone Cash Market
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Meats
Phone 32 IONE, OREGON
Give the wife a rest
amid cool and pleas
You'll find the season's
choicest offerings In
vegetables, poultry and
BREAD, PIES, PASTRIES
Made In our own elec
Visit Our Fountain
for cool drinks and de
licious ice cream dishes
ED CHINN, Prop.
COME TO GILLIAM & BISBEE
for your Garden and Flower Seeds, either in
packets or bulk grown here in the North
west. If you have our catalogue we will
supply anything shown in it. Come in or or
der by mail. What we are out of we will get
Alfalfa, Blue Grass, White Clover or any
other grass seed you want. Onion
Sets and Fertilizer.
If you need a disc harrow, we have it at a
very low price.
GILLIAM & BISBEE
We Have It, Will Get It, or It Is Not Made
E. R. HUSTON, PROPRIETOR
Always to be found here
. featured by
Quality for 77 years, 1853-1930
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 29-30:
With Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolhclm, Jean Arthur and Raymond
Immortal story of the great Alaskan salmon run, from genius
inspired pen of America's mightiest creator of blazing romance.
Also "DISCONTENTED COWBOYS," 2 reel comedy, and 9th
Chapter of "Spell of the Circus."
Evenings 20c and 40c. Matinee Saturday 2:00 p. m., 10c and 25c.
SUNDAY-MONDAY, MAY 31-JUNE 1:
THE COHENS AND KELLYS IN AFRICA
With George Sidney, Charlie Murray, Vera Gordon and
You'v elaughed at the Cohens and Kellys before, but wait until
you see them among Sheiks, Zulu Belles, man-eating tigers, monks,
harems, cannibals and witch doctors.
Also Oswald In CHINA and novelty color reel, STRANGE AS
Matinee Sunday at 2:00 P. M., one showing only, ISc and 80c.
Evenings, 25c and 50c.
TUES.-WEDS.-TIIURS., JUNE 2-3-4:
With CONSTANCE BENNETT, LEW AYERS,
TULLY MARSHALL and BURYL MERCER.
A story that will find an echo In the heart of every woman. '
COMING NEXT WEEK:
nine 5-6 "UP THE RIVER," with Wm. Collier Jr., Spencer Tracy,
Clnlr Luce and Joan Lawes.
Juno 7-8 Will Rogers In MGHTNIN'.
June 0-10-11 THE AIR POLICE with Kenneth Harlan, Josephine
Dunn and ;(?. ltnluney.