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Volume 48, Number 42.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
National Marketing Cor
poration Manager Cites
Influencing Factors.
Consumption Increased in 1931 and
Steady Price Maintained in Face
Of General Price Declines.
With one of the most difficult
marketing years in history behind
it, during which a tremendous task
was accomplished, the National
Wool Marketing corporation looks
forward to 1932, convinced that the
trend of events in the coming year
will favor a more active wool mar
ket at firm to better prices.
That is the opinion of J. Byron
Wilson, McKinley, Wyoming, gen
eral manager of the wool market
ing agency for 40,000 wool growers
of the United States as the coop
erative begins activity to await ar
rival of an anticipated large 1932
clip from the thousands of pro
ducers. "Through 1931, darkest year of a
world-wide depression, when every
commodity took price declines, wool
held its own," Wilson said. Wool
was one of the few commodities to
show an Increase in consumption
during the unsettled year. The in
crease came during retrenchment
periods of production, labor diffi
culties and general inactivity.
"During this period the market
ing agency for the 40,000 wool
growers was' outstanding as a fac
tor in keeping market levels on
their proper plane," Wilson said.
"Our policy of never selling below
current price levels and that of re
jecting bids below a fair price,
did much to keep wool on its prop
er level. At the same time we
urged Independent dealers not to
sell their wool when efforts were
made by large consumers to force
the market down. This resistance
to lower prices brought us respect
from buyers and as the year ended
It left the growers' cooperative with
more strength than ever.
"These factors clearly demon
strated to wool growers and buyers
that the 'national' is the leader in
wool marketing. No attempt to
create a false price was made and
the cooperative did not make ef
forts to dictate on which the price
should be, except to refuse to dis
pose of its members' clips at a sac
rifice to make a sale.
"Recognition of what the 'nation
al' has done during these past un
certain and trying days was ac
corded the growers' cooperative by
the Boston Transcript, wool auth
ority, in its issue of December 17
when that paper said, 'the nation
al cooperative, which is the largest
holder of unsold wool is quoting
prices slightly above the market
average and shows little hesitation,
apparently, in turning down low
bids. Some hesitation, if not un
certainty, is usual in the closing
month of the year; but sentiment
is actually more cheerful now than
a year ago'."
Marketing conditions for wool
should improve during 1932 for
many reasons, Mr. Wilson believes.
These Include increased consump
tion, curtailed production because
of smaller carry-over of sheep and
a constantly growing demand for
wool. Large replacement needs by
mills now operating with depleted
stocks on a hand-to-mouth buying
policy also will bring about heav
ier buying.
"For the first ten months of 1931
the United States consumed 63 mil
lion pounds more wool than in the
same period of 1930," Mr. Wilson
said. "These figures, which are ex
clusive of imported carpet wools,
clearly Indicate that the nation has
returned to wool and that general
betterment is In store for the long
suffering wool industry.
"Style trends brought wool into
the spotlight a year ago and the
steady demand for lighter woolens
and worsteds has grown so strong
ly that wool cannot be easily re
placed or removed from a now
wool-minded buying public. The
'national' has cooperated with all
branches of the wool industry in
conducting wool promotion and an
education campaign to boost wool.
In the fall of 1931 our organization
took the lead in sponsoring Nation
al Wool' Week, when $25,000,000
worth of woolen and worsted fab
rics were sold;
"The present popularity of wool,
the sterling of all fabrics, makes
it obvious that wool will be the
standard - bearer of dominating
style trends for 1932 and for many
years to come. With this demand
Increasing, wool consumption will
continue in proportion and the sup
ply for this year should bring bet
ter prices.
"Consumption on all grades of
domestic wool, except low quarter
blood was greater in the first nine
months of 1931 than for the same
period a year ago. This is espe
cially true of three-eighths blood
wool, which experienced' a 'run'
from mills when it was learned that
the supply was low The Increased
demand for three-eighths wool also
helped stimulate demand for other
medium grades.
"Consumption by grades in the
United States for the first nine
(Continued on Fag Six.)
. DIVORCES, 1931
27 Licenses to Wed Are Issued In
County; 10 Divorces Granted;
September Popular Month.
Dan Cupid must do some fast
work if he gets December, 1931, in
to his record of fatalities in Mor
row county. So far, this month and
February are the only months in
the year in which no marriage li
censes were issued. June has an
parently lost its charm among mat
rimonial prospects, as being the
best month in which to get mar
ried, as only three couples chose
this month, while five chose Sep
tember, the leading month of the
year. Twenty-seven licenses were
issued In all for the year. And to
partially offset Dan's work, ten di
vorce decrees were granted in the
same period.
Following is the record by
months for the year:
January Ivolene Verona Brum
bach and Carl Cason; Vivian Stout
and James J. Hayes.
March Edna Lovgren and Lloyd
Emery Harshman; Juanita Cavan
augh and Lester L. Knowlton.
April Anna Blahm and Clifford
L. Shaw; Cecelia Fraters and Geo.
Kennteh Burnside; Harriet White
and Hillery Stout
May May Ellis and Lonnie Rit
chie; Alice Keithley and W. par
ley Anderson.
June Hazel O. Feldman and
Emil R. Russell; Verdie Leach and
Earl Elliott Isom; Bertha Otto
and Jesse J. Wells.
July Ruth Hoeft and Leonard
E. Marty.
August Luola Benge and , O.
H tiding Bengston; Gwendolyn
Cantwell and Eslie M. Walker.
September Alice Arbogast and
Sidney Walter Burnette; Oma
Juanita Scrivner and Elbert L. Cox;
Mildred Morgan and Johnnie Ed
ward Eubanks; Pearl Vail and
John Eugene Gentry; Velton Owen
and Henry F. Stark.
October Fern E. Engelman and
John Winnard Turner; Edris Rit
chie and Franklin Lindstrom;
Helen Wells and Cletus Dudly Ni
chols; Edith Minnie Ely and Wal
lace William Matthews.
November Martha M. Titus and
Earl D. Cramer; Annie May Rich
ardson and Harry H. Jayne; Marie
Breshears and Wilbur Steagall.
February Stacy Roberts' vs, Le
ora K. Roberts.
April Minnie B. Furlong vs.
Charles H. Furlong.
May Elsie L. Merrltt vs. John
Franklin Merritt.
June Jessie M. Cox vs. Percy C.
Cox; Marion Barlow vs. Franklin
S. Barlow.
August Herbert Hynd vs. Mil
dred Hynd.
November Sydney Bruneau vs.
Francis Bruneau.
December Luola Beavert vs.
Frank L. Beavert; Irene Yocom vs.
George Yocom; Violet Wightman
vs. Glenn R. Wightman.
The first annual ball for the ben
efit of the Heppner volunteer fire
department has been announced
for January 16 at the Elks hall.
Plans for the affair were discussed
by the fire boys at a meeting last
week and each of the ten men al
lotted a job for the evening. All
details are being taken care of by
the firemen themselves who prom
ise tht public one of the outstand
ing social events of the year. Pro
ceeds above expenses will go into
the firemen's coffers to be used any
way they see fit A keen Interest is
being taken by the boys under the
leadership of Mark Merrill, chief,
and weekly practices have been
held regularly in spite of Inclement
weather conditions. At last week's
practice it took the boys just 15
seconds to get the water turned
through the hose from the time the
truck was stopped. Hydrants in
different sections of town are tap
ped each week to assure their func
tioning properly. Practices are held
on Wednesday nights at curfew
Morrow county last week receiv
ed Its portion of the first contribu
tion of state employees to unem
ployment relief, amounting to $30.
The check was turned over to the
central committee for unemploy
ment relief. State employees are
giving a day's salary each month
for the four winter months to be
used for unemployment relief, and
the $30 check represented Morrow
county's portion of the first month's
contribution. The central commit
tee for unemployment relief, or
ganized at Heppner, Is handling
county-wide relief with the assist
ance of a director appointed from
each community in the county.
Two funds have been established
by the committee, one a county-
wide rund composed of such con
tributions as that received from
the state, and the other a local
fund for ubb in Heppner, made up
Dy purely local contributions.
The Christian church is staging
a watch party tonight to usher in
the new year. Beginning with a
chicken supper, the evening's en
tertainment will include a program
with each class of the Sunday
school providing numbers.
Hugh Shaw who is now located
on his mother's farm In Clark's
canyon, was a business visitor In
the city today.
Full Day's Program Set
For Pomona Grange Meet
Morrow County Pomona grange
will hold its regular quarterly meet
ing at the Rhea Creek Grange hall
on Saturday, January 2. An inter
esting program has been arranged
by Mrs. Oscar Lundell, lecturer.
Dr. Fred B. Messing of Portland
will be the principal speaker of the
day. The business meeting will be
called at 10:30 o'clock a. m., and
the program, to which the public
is Invited, will start at 2:00 o'clock
sharp. The initiatory work in the
fifth degree, to be put on by the
Rhea Creek grange, will start at
8:00 p. m., according to O. E.
Wright of Heppner, master of the
Morrow County Pomona grange.
It is the hope of those in charge
of the program that the public will
take advantage of this opportunity
to hear Dr. Messing, executive sec
retary of the Oregon Social Hy
giene society.
County Agent Exhibits Educational
Service Supplied by State Col
lege; Clam Feed Enjoyed.
An example of the educational
film service obtainable by county
agents from the state college ex
tension service for use in their
work was given the Lions club at
its Monday noon luncheon by Chas.
W. Smith, county agent and club
president, following a feed of
steamed clams enjoyed through the
courtesy of Central market Miss
Jeanette Turner served as pianist
for tharday in the absence of Mrs.
W. R. Poulson, regular accompan
ist, and Paul Marble ltd the club
singing. Cecil L. Lieuallen, state
policeman, was a guest
Two reels of moving pictures
were shown the Lions. One de
picted the construction of the Cas
cade tunnel on the Great Northern
railroad in Washington, the long
est railroad tunnel in the world,
and the other gave an illustrated
lecture on citizenship. The projec
tor and films had been obtained by
Mr. Smith for use at a 4-H club
meeting in Heppner that afternoon
and at other meetings over the
county. 1
The pictures and projector are
furnished by the extension service
for the cost of transportation, mak
ing the cost quite light, Mr. Smith
explained. The projector, showing
standard moving picture films, is
very compact and efficient It is
wired for both 110 and 32 volt elec
tric circuits, so that It may be con
nected to a light socket in town or
may be supplied with "juice" from
an automobile when used In the
Films covering a wide range of
educational subjects are supplied
by the college and Mr. Smith has
found the service invaluable in
work with farmers, 4-H clubs,
granges and other organizations
over the county.
1931 Winter Wheat Crop
Worth Third of 1929 Crop
Decreased acreage and lower per
acre yield played a part but lower
prices was largely responsible, for
Oregons revenue from its 1931
winter wheat crop being cut to
nearly one third of the amount re
ceived for the 1929 crop, as shown
by the December, 1931, statistical
table issued by the U. S. depart
ment of agriculture. The dollar
value of Oregon's 15,262,000-bushel
1931 wheat crop is given at $7,631,-
000, while the 18,520,000-bushel crop
of 1929 brought a return of $20,
557,000. The average yield In 1931
was 18.5 bushels as compared to
20 bushels in 1929. The 1931 figures
are given subject to revision in De
cember, 1932.
Figures for 1930 showed total
production of 19,159,000 bushels, av
erage per acre yield as 23 bushels,
and a dollar value of $11,112,000.
Total acreage for each year was:
1929, 926,000; 1930, 833,000, and 1931,
825,000 acres.
A similar decline in value of the
United States winter wheat crop is
shown. The total 1931 yield for the
nation was 782,465,000 bushels, hav
ing a total value of $341,458,000, as
against 577,009,000 bushels in 1929
with a value of $609,360,000. The
per acre yield for the nation in 1931
was 19.2 bushels compared to 14.2
bushels in 1929. Total acreage
showed an increase in 1931 with
41,009,000 acres compared to 40,-
580,000 acre) in 1929.
The United States figures for 1930
showed total acreage of 39,509,000
acres; per acre yield, 15.2 bushels
total production, 601,840.000 bush
els; dollar value, $381,491,000.
Patrick J. O'Reilly, an Irishman
who came from Edinburgh, Scot
land, was arraigned before Justice
Huston Tuesday morning and fined
$25 and costs on a charge of drunk
and disorderly conduct The charge
arose from O'Reilly's actions at the
Jerry Kilcup farm near Lena re
Byrd Swift was convicted on the
charge of breaking glass on a state
highway by a Jury in the court of
Justice Huston Mondav afternoon
and was fined $20 and costs. Swift
was arrested Christmas night at
Lexington by Cecil L. Lieuallen
state policeman.
A fine cast In a fine comedy
mijLJUJNAlKK star Thea
ter Sunday and Monday.
$100 Scholarship Won in 4-H Club
Work; Achievement Ping Given
22 Clubbers at Meeting.
The $100 scholarship awarded an
nually by the Union Pacific rail
road to the outstanding boy in 4-H
club work in each county in its ter
ritory has been awarded to Ray
mond Drake, Jr., for Morrow coun
ty in 1931, it was announced at a
4-H club achievement meeting and
picture Show at the Star theater
Monday afternoon. The meeting
was attended by 110 boys and girls
interested In 4-H club work, and
achievement pins were given 22 of
the number.
Gordon Akers was named alter
nate recipient of the Union Pacific
award, and would be entitled to
the scholarship in case Drake were
unable to use it Drake has been a
member of the lone Calf club for
four years and has done outstand
ing work. Akera is a member of
the Eight Mile Center Poultry club
with an excellent record
Ethel Hughes of Heppner was
introduced as the winner of'an O.
S. C. 4-H club summer school schol
arship for outstanding work in
homemaking. Four year achieve
ment pins were awarded Raymond
and Donald Drake. A two-year pin
was given Marjorie Parker, and
one-year pins were issued Douglas
Drake, Margaret Sprinkel, Vina
McConkie, Dora Bailey, Harriet
Hager, Helen Egan, Marie Barlow,
Ethel Bailey, Elsie Crump, Ruth
Green, Gladys Casebeer, Irene and
Norma McFerrin, Ernest Clark,
Stephen Wehmeyer, Wm. McCaleb,
Ellen McConkie.
Commendation of the efforts of
the boys and girls in club work,
which has placed Morrow county
in the ranks of leading counties in
4-H club work in the state, was
given by Chas. W. Smith, county
agent, who made the awards. Ed
ucational moving pictures obtained
through the extension service of
Oregon State college were also
shown by Mr. Smith.
Other club members not attend
ing who are entitled to pins can get
them by calling at the county
agent's office, it was announced.
Dr. W. A. Bratton Reads Eulogy to
Friends Who Fill Church to Ca
pacity; Well Known Here.
The following account of the
passing of Nat Webb, who for many
years conducted a farm in Morrow
county in company with his broth
er, Paul Webb, will be of interest
to his many friends here. It was
taken from the Walla Walla Bulle
tin of last Sunday:
Friends to the number of several
hundred paid final tribute yester
day afternoon to Nat H. Webb,
prominent native son of Walla Wal
la, who died Thui-sday afternoon
and was buried following services
at St. Paul's Episcopal church with
the Rev. Stanley T. Boggess offi
In addition to the burial service
of the denomination to which Mr.
Webb belonged, a fitting eulogy by
Dr. Walter A. Bratton was read
from the pulpit and music was giv
en by a mixed quartet, with violin
The church, filled to capacity and
overflowing, was massed with
greenery and with flowers sent by
friends and associates from near
and far. Pall bearers were Werner
A. Rupp or Aberdeen, Otto B. Rupp
of Seattle, B. E. Sherman, Lester
Robison, Dr. W. G. Hughes and
Byron Lutcher, all of Walla Walla
In his eulogy Dr. Bratton said:
"Nathanial Henry Webb was born
Aug. 23, 1876 In a houes which stood
between Main and Alder streets
near Fourth. His father, Nathaniel
Webb, came around the Horn in
1849 to California. His mother, Eli
za Jane Boggs, came across the
plains by ox team in 1853 to Rose
burg, Ore. They were married and
came to Walla Walla about 1875.
Nats' home has been in Walla Wal
la through his whole life, although
he conducted a sheep business in
Eastern Oregon and Southern Ida
ho for more than 10 years.
He had his education In the
Catholic school here and in trie
academy and college at Whitman,
from which he graduated with the
class of 1898. Ho married Ella Ay
ers Vall Nov. 1, 1923.
"He was a Mason, member of the
York Rite bodies of Walla Walla,
and of El Katlf, Mystic Shrine, of
Spokane. He was a member of the
Walla Walla Rotary club, a direct
or of the Peoples State bank and a
member of the board of overseers
of Whitman college. He died Thurs
day, Dec. 24, 1931.
Son of Pioneers
"Friends, Nat Webb was a prod
uct of the Walla Walla valley at
Its best. He was the son of pioneer
parents and breathed In from baby
hood the simple virtues of the pion
eer family. He knew both from par
ental Instruction and from his own
experience how to separate the real
values of life from its frills and
furbelows. Always esteeming oth
ers more than himself, he never
sought positions of public acclaim
but made himself the solid bul
wark of support for any of his
(Continued on Page Six)
Social Worker to Address
Series of Meetings Here
Dr. Fred B. Messing, executive
secretary of the Oregon Social Hy
giene society, will address a series
of meetings in the county starting
Saturday when he will appear be
fore the Pomona grange at Rhea
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 he will
address a meeting of parents at the
Methodist church in Heppner, and
will work in the Heppner schools
Monday and Tuesday. He will ad
dress the Lions club Monday noon
and that evening at 8 o'clock will
speak before an open meeting of
women at the- Episcopal parish
house in this city.
He will spend Wednesday with
the schools at Lexington and lone,
and on Thursday he will visit the
Boardman and Irrlgon schools. Dr.
Messinga visit to the county is
sponsored by the Heppner Business
and Professional Womens club.
Stages Unable to Get Through to
Hardman, Eight Mile Yesterday;
Glare of Ice Covers City.
Highways and by-ways near
Heppner are a glare of ice today as
the result of a cold rain last night
that followed in the wake of a
snowstorm Monday which piled up
four inches of the beautiful here
to give residents their second touch
of winter for the season.
Drifts on the road to Hardman
had that city isolated yesterday,
and the stage could make it to
within only five miles of the little
south end city, and that after
Creed Owen, driver, had shoveled
away at drifts. It was a matter
of conjecture when the stage left
this morning whether it could make
it through today. Wm. McRoberts,
driver of the Eight Mile stage, was
also unable to make it through to
the Eight Mile postoffice, but ex
pected to make it tomorrow. The
road was reported passable to Rhea
creek this morning.
Monday s snow followed the Chi
nook of the week before that ridded
hills about Heppner of the last ves
tige of the cloak of snow and ice
that had enveloped them for three
weeks, and gave a touch of spring
for nearly a week, with grass liter
ally springing from the ground and
trees showing signs of budding. A
high wind developed the end of the
week which rapidly 'dried the sur
face of the ground, switching di
rections in a prankish manner. It
started snowing Monday morning
and with the temperature above
freezing much of it melted as it
hit the ground. Moderation Tues
day caused the snow to melt down
more and bare spaces on the south
hillsides were showing when the
cold rain that rapidly turned to ice
came last night
While it was raining at Heppner
it was snowing to the north and
two inches of new snow was report
ed at lone and Cecil this morning.
The snow extended to within three
miles of Heppner, covering the
highway just below the Alfalfa
Lawn dariy, making driving safer
than on the icy highway this side,
cars coming through this morning
Reports from the outside this
morning were that the Old Oregon
Trail and Walla Walla highways
out of Pendleton were closed be
cause of icy surface, and traveling
was reported dangerous on the Co
lumbia river highway through the
The sun is shining here today,
softening the ice and making trav
el by either foot or car less hazard
Many Kiddies See Movies
At Community Christmas
'I never knew there were so
many youngsters in Heppner," was
the comment of one onlooker as
he viewed the throng of beaming
faced kiddies who turned out for
the free picture show and treat
given by the Elks, Lions, American
Legion and Business and Profes
sional Women s club at the Star
theater last Thursday afternoon.
"Father's Son," a picture of boy
life, was the featured attraction.
Following the movie a bag of treats
was handed each youngster as he
passed through the door.
The Christmas season was a glad
some occasion on every hand with
large attendance at all programs,
the last of which was held at the
Christian church Sunday evening.
The pageant, "Their Gift and Mine"
was given, followed by a treat.
Though the total volume of Christ
mas business by local stores was
reported considerably under that
of former years, a brisk trade was
Dr. McMurdo was summoned to
Cecil this morning to attend Mrs.
John Lawrence Cochran who was
reported In a very critical condl
tlon with slight hope held for her
recovery. Mrs. Wilson Bayless and
Mrs. Frank Turner, sisters-in-law
of Mrs. Cochran, accompanied the
doctor. Mrs. Cochran has been an
invalid for many years, suffering
from paralysis. Mrs. Bayless re
mained at Cecil. A half-sister re
siding at Oakland, Cal., was noti
fied by wire this morning.
Star Theater, Sunday and Mon
day, George Arllss in THE MIL
LIONAIRE, from story by Earl
Derr Biggers.
Vital Statistics Show 27 Who Died
In Year, and 53 New Ar
rivals; Names Given.
The vital statistics in the office
of Dr. A. B. Gray, county physi
cian, record 27 deaths and 53 births
in 1931. Both deaths and births
showed a decline from 1930 when
32 deaths and 76 births were record
ed. No compilation had yet been
made of deaths from various causes
for 1931, but recently received from
the State Board of Health was a
chart which showed but three of
the deaths in 1930 caused by con
tagious diseases, putting Morrow
county well down in the rank of
counties in the percentage of
deaths caused by preventable dis
eases. Following are the deaths and
births recorded in 1931, listed by
months, with the day preceding
the name:
January 1, Lucy C. Baird.
February 12, Josephine L. John
son; 15, Edward Baker Hunt; 20,
Charles William Craddick.
March 1, Charley Repass; 3,
Martha Combast; 5, Andrew Olson;
6, Hugh McNerney.
April 5, Frederick Loven Kuns;
9, Hugh Alger Conner.
May 6, Salina Bauman; 6, Jessie
H. Robertson; 14, Caroline Omo
hundro; 19, Karl Langford Beach;
31, Mrs. Sarah King.
June 5, Andrew Jackson Cook;
5, Alfred Elmer Bates; 22, Richard
Lafayette Wisdom; 23, Ruth Ade
lene Hunt; 24, Nathaniel Lee Shaw.
July 7, Harley Raymond New
port August 5, David Henry rGabill.
September 26, Frank Hale.
October 2, Andrew Baird.
November 23, Andrew J. Saffell;
25, Joseph W. Rector.
December 20, Franklin B. Elder.
December 25, 1930 (since last re
port) Elsie Rosetta Ball.
February 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Al
fred John Caldera, boy; 8, Doris
Mae Williams; 21, to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Mule Miller, girl.
March 9, Elmer Robert Hake;
19, Bruce Dixon Smith; 20, to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Thomas McElli
gott, boy; 21, John William Jep
son; 21, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry P.
Cohn, boy; 21, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Calvin Botts, boy; 21, John Albert
Lovgren; 22, Perry Allen Adams;
22, to Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Lester
Drake, boy; 26, to Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Walson Cutsforth, girl; 31,
Robert Alva Jones.
April 4, Patricia Ann Wilcox;
6, to Mr. and Mrs. Max Frank
Buschke, girl; 7, to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Lytle McMillan, girl; 12, to
Mr. and Mrs. E. Burl Wattenbur
ger, girl; 21, to Mr. and Mrs. Sam
uel J. Turner, boy.
May 5, Bernice Vivian Scott;
22, William Albert Nirschl.
June 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Her
bert E. Cole; 12, Eunice Marie
Keithley; 16, Francis Terrance
Grant; 17, Kenneth Reinson Law-
ther; 19, to Mr. and Mrs. William
Ray Barrett, boy; 23, Elizabeth
May Edwards; 30, Paul A. Morey,
July 10, Jean Elizabeth Cave;
23, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burn
side, boy; 25, John Louis Smith; 27,
Lois Faye Key.
August 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Lindsay Scott, girl; 14, William Pe
terson Whitson; 29, Robert Allen
September 5, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Stout, boy; 9, Treva Jean
Davidson; 10, Janet Marie Sprouls;
14, Anna May Ekleberry; 14, to Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Frederick Berg-
strom, boy; 15, Eldon LeRoy Mc
Ferrin; 15, Georgia Ann McMillan;
28, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Victor
Bergstrom, boy.
October 2, Beverly Mae Griffith;
7, Gladys Fay Ball; 16, Francis
Ann Hisler; 17, Glen Setphen Har
November 18, Carl William
Thorpe; 16, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Gustav Peterson, boy; 28, Gerald
Martin Smith.
December 20, Betty Jean Wag
ner; 30, Patricia Marie Moore.
Allle Coryell of Irrigon is one of
the devisees named in the will of
George Lorenzen who died in this
county December 6. Petition to ad
mit the will for probate in Wasco
county was made by Fred Thomas,
executor, according to The Dalles
Optimist. The estate includes real
property In Wasco county valued
at $4000 and personal property val
ued at $6000. The will, executed in
May, 1931, named the following de
visees: Alice Lorenzen, The Dalles,
Anton L. Lorenzen, Dufur; Clara
Sauter, Bingen, and Allie Coryell,
B. G. Sigsbee, manager of the
Star theater, announces that mid
week shows which were discontin
ued through December- will be re
sumed beginnng the first of the
year, giving the public a show each
night at the theater. Programs are
changed on Sundays, Tuesdays and
Harold Cohn lost his Dodge se
dan by fire one day last week, when
the car became overheated and
caught fire in bucking the mud up
Skinner creek. The car was a mass
of flames before Mr. Cohn could do
anything about it except save him
self. It was insured.
To Trade Duroc boar for what
you have. Frank Mason, lone. 42
Reduced Foreign Stores,
Low Estimated Yields
Change Outlook.
Grain Corporation Official Asks Co
operation of Farmers to En
hance Good Market Trend.
Spokane, Wash. In a year-end
forecast prepared by Henry W. Col
lins, vice president in charge of the
Pacific coast division of the Farm
ers' National Grain corporation,
bright prospects are outlined for
the wheat crop and prices next
The report as made public by
the Spokane office of the Farmers'
National Grain, corporation is as
"Although world wheat prices
have advanced from recent record
low prices, the more recent foreign
exchange fluctuations and the dis
turbed financial conditions in this
country and abroad have again re
duced prices, although not to the
low point previously reached. It
would seem, however, that the fact
that grain prices have not declined
more in the face of such conditions
augurs well for commodity values.
'Sentiment with respect to condi
tions prevailing in connection with
wheat has changed considerably.
Whereas a few months ago many
were pointing to large stocks of
wheat in all countries, especially in
Russia, there is now the belief that
stocks are less in the exporting
countris, with the exception of the
United States and Canada and that
the quality of wheat in Russia and
Argentina is so much below stan
dard that it is reasonable to expect
continued demand from importing
countries for the high grade wheat
held in North America.
"Many authorities are also call
ing attention to the prospect for a
smaller crop next year in the Uni
ted States and Canada. In the
American winter wheat states,
where a bumper crop was harvest
ed last year, conditions are less sat
isfactory than they have been In
many years, and all indications
point to a greatly reduced crop.
Due partly to unfavorable weather
conditions, acreage of fall sown
wheat has been greatly reduced in
the United States. The December
government report on winter wheat
acreage is the fourth lowest since
1870, and moisture conditions In the
spring wheat area are also poor.
In the Paciflc northwest it is
noticeable that this year the price
of wheat has been several cents
above Chicago, whereas the normal
spread is several cents below Chi
cago. This improvement in local
price is due to the reduction in the
wheat surplus which normally ex
ists on this coast The carry-over
on July 1 was much less than had
been anticipated, and this supple
mented by a short crop in Oregon,
Washington and Idaho had an im
mediate effect on the price. The
recent sale of 15,000,000 bushels of
wheat for flood relief in China and
the crop failure in California nec
essitating large shipments to that
state have reduced stocks of wheat
in the Paciflc northwest to the
lowest quantity known in many
"As a result of the Improved
price of wheat in the local market,
and with favorable weather pre
vailing, prospects might be termed
bright for the 1932 crop in the In
land Empire. Generous rains in
the wheat belt and exceptionally
heavy rainfall in the mountains
present ideal conditions. It is gen
erally believed that heavy snows In
the watersheds are conducive to
rains in this territory in the spring
and to a prevention of hot winds
such as those which ruined the
bright crop prospect which existed
before last harvest
"One point I would like to em
phasize is the necessity for con
servative acreage and limited pro
duction on the part of growers to
maintain the present favorable sup
ply situation and the consequent
price advantage."
Last Wednesday evening, Dec. 30,
Misses Lucille, Hazel and Audrey
Beymer entertained a group of
young folks at their home on Hin
ton creek. Six tables of "Bunko"
were set. High honors for boys
went to Roy Gentry and for girls
to Adele Nickerson, with Gladys
Cason carrying away low honors.
Refreshments of ice cream, cookies
and cocoa were served, followed by
more games and dancing.
Those present were: Herman,
Green, Ralph Fogery, Eugene Roh
rer, Merle Becket, Billy Becket,
Beatrice Thomson, Jimnile Fur
long, Gladys Cason, Curtis Thom
son, Roberta Thompson, Earle Bry
ant, Anabel Turner, June Anderson,
Gay Anderson, Jr. Wrex Langdon,
Roy Gentry, Claude Hill, Adele
Nickerson, Francis Nickerson,
Hone Kilkenny and Genevieve
Heppner Elks and their ladles
together with members of their
families will enjoy a dance at their
hall tonight to usher in the new