Volume 48, Number 45. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 1932 Subscription $2.00 a Year S CLUB PLAY Ticket Sale Progresses For Second Showing This Evening. IS WAR-TIME COMEDY 150 Local People Participate In Colorful, Patriotic, Hilarious Play, "Corporal Eagen." "Corporal Eagen," the hilarious comedy of army rookie life spon sored by the Ueppner Lions club as produced and directed by the Uni versal Producing company, was hi lariously received by a large au dience at its first presentation at the school auditorium last night! The ticket sale for its second pres entation tonight has already reach ed a large figure, and it is expect ed an equally large attendance will be had tonight. Reserved tickets will be available at Gordon's until 6 o'clock this evening, when the plat will be removed to the audi torium. ' With 150 local people participat ing in the play cast, rookie squad, sailors' and girls' choruses and the patriotic pageant, the play revolves around the life of Corporal Eagen, an Irish-American rookie, and Izzy Goldstein, whose nationality need not be mentioned, pal of Eagen. The way Bill Poulson and Earl Gordon perform in the respective roles brings waves of mirth from the audience. Marjorie Clark as Sally, Eagen 's sweetheart; Al Ran kin as Abe, father of Izzy; Rice McHaley as Michael, father of Red Eagen; Juanita Leathers as the willing war worker; Clarence Bau man as the hard-boiled sergeant; Dr. A. D. McMurdo as the captain; -P. W. Mahoney as the guard and spy; Mary Patterson and Dorothy Straughan as the attractive Red Cross nurses, and Gay M. Ander son and Harold Buhman as Kfloozy and McGinnis, all got a big hand as they portrayed their roles last night The curtain rose on the sailors', soldiers' and girls' choruses and a large group of youngsters singing "My Dream of the Big Parade," with Jack Stewart delivering the song in musical recitation. The scene is in the form of a pageant with many colorful costumes and flags lending to the attractiveness of the scene. Many prominent business men of the city take parts of rookies and sailors, with high school girls com posing the dancing choruses. Dean T. Goodman's singing of "Sailor's Sweetheart" was one of the enjoy able spots of the play last night, with the sailors joining In the cho rus, and "The Nurse of No Man's Land" as sung by Miss Charlotte Woods was an appealing, sentimen tal bit of war life. Little Miss Mary Moore won the audience with her solo, "Good Night Sweetheart." Between the first and second acts of the play Chas. W. Smith pre sides as interlocutor, and a minstrel skit Is provided with Frank Turner, Jess Turner, J. T. Lumley and Jas per Crawford as end men, and all the choruses sing a variety of war songs. The play ends with a grand fin ale presenting all the cast, choruses, rookie squad and end men in a col orful ensemble, making an hilar ious and dramatic climax. Colorful, full of snappy action, with appealing lighting effects, con trasting the sublime with the rl dlculous, "Corporal Eagen" affords all who have not seen it one of the outstanding entertainment events ever to be presented in Heppner. FINED FOB UNLAWFUL DEER. Harold Townsend was fined $100 by E. R. Huston, justice of the peace, on arraignment Tuesday af ternoon, for killing deer out of sea son. He preferred Jail sentence. Charges were preferred against Townsend by George Glenn of Pen dleton and W. E. Francis of Ar lington, state game officers, who apprehended him some 20 miles south of Heppner near the Barker mill site. JUVENILE D. OF II. NOTICE. , The regular meeting of both se nior and juvenile groups of the De gree of Honor will meet Tuesday, Jan, 26, at 4 o'clock In I. O. O. F. hall. All members are urged to be present. The state regional dl ector will Install new officers. Par ents and friends are invited. Nora Moore, juvenile director. NEW CHEVROLETS HERE. Ferguson Motor company re ceived their first carload of the new 1032 Chevrolet eras Tuesday, Four models are Included In the ship ment, showing the many improve ments Included in the new models. The cars are now on display, and the company has invited the public to view them. BONDS FURNISHED. H. C. Robertson and Frank Swag- gart were accepted as bondsmen for Wayne Neal, arrested Saturday on a charge of transportation of in toxicating liquor. Neal was bound over to federal court with $1500 ball. 10 DRAWS BIG CROWD LIONS INVITE- WOOL ASSOCIATION HERE Would Entertain 1933 Convention; Road Problem, Educational Flan Given Club's Consideration. The Oregon Woolgrowers' asso ciation in convention at Pendleton Monday and Tuesday was extended an Invitation by the Lions club to hold its next annual convention in Heppner. The action was taken by the club Monday, when it was ex pressed that the city should thus show its appreciation of the large membership from this section. It was also believed that Heppner should be given consideration in view of the fact that the last con vention of the association held here was in 1915. That Heppner can handle such a convention was shown at that time, and more re cently when the Eastern Oregon Wheat league was entertained here two years ago. The club s action was immediate ly transmitted to its president, C. W. Smith, who was in attendance at the Pendleton convention, and Heppner's bid was placed before the convention Tuesday by R. A. Thompson. The place for the an nual convention will be decided by the executive Committee of the as sociation in the fall, and it is not probable that it will be brought here next year, due to its being held so close at hand this year. Ap preciation of Heppner's proffer of hospitality was expressed by the woolgrowers and it was considered probable that the convention will be brought here the year following. S. E. Notson, who presided at the meeting, reported Information from W. T. Campbell, county judge, that the state funds for unemployment relief work were getting low and that the state was looking to the counties to raise such funds as might be further needed to carry on the work. No definite action had yet been taken here, Mr. Not son said, though some proposal was expected that might later be brought before the club. W. R. Poulson, school superin tendent, told of a plan to give high school commercial students prac tical training by having them go into business offices of the town to do stenographic work. No charge would be made for their services, and he asked for the cooperation of Lions club members in allowing the students to do this work when called upon. Much time of the meeting was given over to practicing songs for the "Corporal Eagen" presentation which the club gave last night and will stage again tonight at the school auditorium. Visitors includ ed F. T. McMahon, state policeman, and J. I. Zimmerman and Mr. Mc Bride, federal officers. GRANGE GIVES PLAY. The Rhea Creek grange held its social evening on January 16. The evening was spent in playing cards with only a few present The play, "The Man in the Green Shirt," put on by members of the Rhea Creek grange, was taken to Cecil and pre sented. There was a large turnout to see the play and .dance. Those going from Rhea creek were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beckett, Velma and Genia Huston, Barton Clark, Evan geline Phillips, Lewis Batty, Mar garet Beckett, Hanna Anderson, the play cast, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beckett, Cliev Huston, Wil liam Mbnroe, Fred and Claud Buschke, Ben Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wright, Beth Wright, Mr. and Mrs. John Bergstrom and daughter Caroline, Mary, June, Dorris, Don and Otis Allstott. Ev eryone from here had an hilarious ly good time afforded by the Cecil community. SHOWER FOR MISS WRIGHT. On Tuesday afternoon Miss Nel lie Wright bride-elect of Fred Kru ger, Jr., was the Inspiration 'for a shower tendered her by her sister- in-law, Mrs. Ray Wright. Miss Wright was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts. De lightful refreshments were served by the hostess. Present were Mes dames O. E. Wright, O. C. Steph ens, Sterling Fryrear, Walter Bec kett, Chas. Beckett, C. G. Wright, F. L. Lleuallen, John Bergstrom, Clive Huston, Tyndal Robison, N. A. Clark, Frank E. Parker, Loyal Parker, Misses Margaret Beckett, Beth Wright Nellie Wright. Vel ma Huston and Mrs. Ray Wright. BROTHER DIES AT PRAIRIE. John Jones, brother of Jeff Jones of this city, died at his home in Prairie City Sunday afternoon, Jan. 3, aged 70, from heart trouble with which he had suffered for several years. Mr. Jones had farmed near Prairie City for many years, later selling his farming Interests and making his home In town. He moved to Prairie from Burnt Riv er. Burial services were held there Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12. FIREMEN'S BALL SUCCESS. The first annual ball of the Hepp. ner volunteer fire department, held at the Elks hall Saturday evening, was largely attended and netted the fire boys $111. The money will be used largely for the purchase of Individual fire-fighting equipment. REPAIRING BUILDING. Bailey and Bobb, contractors, have Btarted repairing the Gllman building, damaged by fire last week. Adjustment of insurance for losses was made the end of the week. BILL POULSON AND EARL GORDON AS SEEN ON THE POTATO PILE IN 'CORPORAL EAGEN' Odd Fellows, Rebekahs Hold Joint Installation Joint installation of officers for Heppner Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges was held at I. O. O. F. hall Friday evening. The evening's en tertainment included a pot-luck supper and program, a reading by Miss Reita Neal; vocal solo, Mrs. Frank Turner; tap dance, Louise Anderson, and piano solo by Mar jorle Parker. Laura L. Kent, a past president of the Rebekah as sembly, brought greetings from Iowa lodges. New Rebekah officers are Mar garet Phelps, N. G.; Katie Swen dig, V. G.; Lillian Turner, secre tary; Opal Ayers, treasurer; Etta Parker, warden; Tacie Parker, con ductor; Hattie Wightman, Inside guardian; Emma Jones, outside guardian; Mable Chaffee, R. S. N. G.; Ella Benge, L. S. N. G.; Sadie Sigsbee, R. S. V. G.; Alice Gentry, L. S. V. G.; Bessie Campbell, chap lain; Verna Hayes, musician. In stalling officers were Alice Rasmus, president; Sadie Sigsbee,' grand marshall; Charlotte Gordon, grand warden; Rubina Corrigall, grand secretary; Anna Brown, grand grand inside musi- treasurer Alice McDuffee, Lucy Rodgers, Millie Doolittle, chaplain; guardian; cian. New Odd Fellow officers are R. C. Phelps, N. G.; F. E. Parker, V. G.; E. L. Ayers, secretary; J. L. Yeag er, treasurer; A. J. Chaffee, war den; A. J. Knoblock, conductor; Sherman Shaw, inside guardian; Ernest Hunt, outside guardian; J. J. Wightman, R. S. N. G.; W. E. Mikesell, L. S. N. G.; Jeff Jones, R. S. V. G.; Charles Swendig, L. S. V. G-; J. L. Yeager, chaplain; O. F. Scott, R. S. S.; Ralph Benge, L. S. S. Installing officers were J. J. Wightman, grand master; George McDuffee, grand marshall; W. E. Mikesell, grand warden; Adam Knoblock, grand secretary; Jeff Jones, grand treasurer; Ralph Benge, grand chaplain. Arlington and Pendleton Stage to Resume Runs Starting February 1, Cole Mad- sen, owner and manager, announces he will resume operation of the stage from Heppner to Arlington and Pendleton. No stage has been maintained on these runs since Mr. Madsen's stage was damaged in an accident two months ago, and Mr. Madsen himself put in the hospital for some time. The stage will run to Arlington on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri days, and to Pendleton on Tues days, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will leave Heppner at 9:15 each morning, and will arrive from Ar lington at 6:15 and from Pendleton at 6:30 in the evening. Time of arrival at both Arlington and Pen dleton will be 11:15 a. m and time of departure from-Arlington will be 5:15 p. m., "and from Pendleton, 4:30 p. m. Local headquarters is Gordon's drug store. MAKES RADIO DEBUT. Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, president of the Oregon Woolgrowers auxiliary, had her first experience in talking over the air to a large unseen aud ience last Friday afternoon, when she helped launch a new campaign to increase the consumption of lamb, with a talk from KGW, Port land. Mrs. Mahoney'S talk was lis tened to with interest by many Heppner friends, and many compli mentary remarks concerning It were heard. BABIES TOTAL 56. Reported from Hardman are three more 1931 babies, not yet in cluded in the Gazette Times list, bringing the total to 56. They are Percy Leroy Johnson, born Nov. 6; Reita Del Johnson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson in Decem ber, and Albert Eugene Johnson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Hiram John son on Christmas morning. EXAMINER HERE 27TII. v. m. tsenucy, examiner or op erators and chauffeurs, will be In Heppner, Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the court house between the hours of 1 p. m. and 5 p. m., for the pur pose or receiving applications and conducting examinations for op erators' and chauffeurs' licenses, P. T. A. MEETING CALLED. All patrons of the school are re quested to attend a special meeting oi mo r. t. A. to be held in the nijjn scnooi auuitorium at 3:30 p. m., xuesdny, January 26. Mrs. P. M. Gmemcll, president SERVING VDUR COUNTRY Pendleton Takes II. II. S.; To Play Lexington Friday In their first basketball game of the season Heppner high school boys lost to Pendleton there last Friday evening, 30-17. The local boys played hard, but the more ex perienced play of the Pendleton- ians who had played two previous games gave them a decided advan tage. Pendleton high will play a return game here on Saturday, the 30th. The locals meantime will meet Lexington here tomorrow night, and Umatilla at Umatilla Saturday night The high school pep band will accompany the team to Uma tilla. Coach Shuirman cut the squad just before the Pendleton game. Those retained aie Roy Gentry, Curtis Thomson, Jimmie Furlong, Ralph Benton, Harold Ayers, Her man Green, Bill Becket, Jimmie Farley Cleo Hiatt, Clair Phelan, Ralph Forgey and Tom Hottman. RAID VICTIMS FACE FEDERAL CHARGES Officers Seize liquor, Mash and Still; Walt Ritzert, Wayne Neal Arrested; Bonds Set Walt Ritzert and Wayne Neal charged with manufacture and transportation of intoxicating liq uor, on arraignment Monday were bound over to appear in federal court in Portland under bail of $2500 and $1500 respectively. A charge of manufacture was placed against Ritzert and a charge of transportation against Neal follow ing a raid by county, state and fed eral officers Saturday in which they confiscated 700 gallons of mash In the process of being run off, the still, and a gallon of liquor. Sheriff Bauman, state policemen McMahon and Lleuallen, and feder al officers Zimmerman and McBride raided the still, located on the old Scherzinger place on Rhea creek. It had been under observation for some time but the officers waited until the running off process was started Saturday. Ritzert was found at the still and submitted peaceably to arrest Neal, when arrested on the road from the still, was said to have thrown a gunny-sack containing five one-gallon jugs of moonshine over the fence, all but one of the jugs breaking. LEXINGTON NEWS By MRS. HARRY DDVALL. Forty-three years ago Lexington supported a newspaper named Weekly Budget A copy of It has been handed to me. It bears the date Nov. 1, 1888, and is volume one, number five. It was publish ed by Snow and Whiteson. This paper is badly worn and yellow with age but tells many interesting things about the advancement of the town and surrounding country. At this time the railroad company was busy building the Willow creek branch line and was working two miles above town. Stage coaches were still operating. I also have a copy of the first weekly issue of the Lexington Wheatfleld, dated Sept. 28, 1905, and published by S. A. Thomas. These papers both belonged to D. A. Porter, and are now the property of Ralph Phil lips. Mrs. Gene Gentry returned Mon day to her duties as teacher in the Irst and second grade room. She had been absent for the past sev eral weeks on account of illness and Mrs. La Velle White substi tuted for her. Lexington schools are busy this week taking semester examina tions. Lexington high school basketball team played Boardman here last Friday night and defl ated them by the score of 28-12. The high school students served hot soup, sandwich es and cake to the visiting team after the game. Saturday night the boys went to Irrlgon and defeated them 33-20. Next Friday night they will play Heppner at Heppner and on the following night Condon will come here for a game. Wednesday night, Jan. 27, the Three Link club will give a card party at the Leach hall for the benefit of the of the Rebekah lodge. Bridge and "500" will be played. (Continued on Page Six.) LOCAL PEOPLE AID WOOL CONVENTION Speakers and Committee Members Drafted From Here; Mrs. Ma honey Tells of Campaign. Heppner woolgrowers and auxil iary members took a prominent part in putting across the Oregon Woolgrowers association convention at Pendleton Monday and Tuesday. Holding a prominent place on the program Monday morning, Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, state president of the auxiliary, explained the recently inaugurated lamb campaign being carried out in conjunction with the Safeway stores. Mrs. Mahoney her self had a part in inaugurating the campaign when she gave an ad dress from KGW last Friday after noon. R. A. Thompson gave an address Tuesday morning on feeding wheat to sheep. Mr. Thompson has had remarkable success with feeding wheat anl he told the growers as sembled how this was done. C. W. Smith, county agent, was a handy man in the proceedings, and served as secretary to the com mittee on taxation and legislation. W, P. Mahoney was a member of this committee, and Frank Wilkin son also did committee duty. J. G. Barratt, a vice president of the association, had a prominent part in helping steer the business of the convention, besides doing special committee duty. Mr. Bar ratt and Mr. Smith were both speakers at the Monday evening banquet , Mrs. Barratt president of the lo cal unit of the woolgrowers auxil iary, and Mrs. Harold Cohn were conspicuous in many places con ducting the sale of an afghan shawl which the ladies of the auxiliary had made. The sale proved very successful. And still almost to be claimed as one of Heppner's own, Calvin L. Sweek was toastmaster at the ban quet Monday evening. Among those seen at the conven tioft from here were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cohn, Mrs. Eleanor Cohn Page, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barratt C. W. Smith, R. A. Thompson, John Kilkenny, John Kelly, James Monahan and Frank Wilkinson. Gay M. Anderson, P. W. Mahoney and Jasper Crawford motored to Pendleton Monday af ternoon and attended the banquet that evening. I. O. 0. F. Get Together Draws Large Attendance More than 100 folks were pres ent at an enjoyable get-together session of Heppner, lone, Lexing ton, Hardman and Mbrgan Odd Fellows lodges at I. O. O. F. hall here last night An enjoyable pro gram, followed by games and pot- luck supper provided diversion for the evening. The next get-together is announced for Lexington on Feb ruary 11. The following program was given. Piano solo, Irene Beamer; reci tation, Ella McConkie; drill, ten lit tle sunflower girls; recitation, Bet ty Marie Adkins; music,. Richard Hayes; tap dance, Louise Ander son; piano duet Irene Beamer, Bet ty Adkins; vocal duet Marjorie Parker, Louise Anderson; dialogue, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, Mrs. Tacie Parker, Richard Hayes, Marjorie Parker; Scotch song, Alex Gibb. W. C. T. U. MEETS TODAY. The Womans Christian Temper ance union of Heppner is holding Its "Victory Day" twelfth year pro grom this afternoon at the Method ist church. The program follows: song, "Hold Fast and Go Forward"; scripture, Ephesians 6:10-18, and prayer, Mrs. G. P. White; American Loyalty, Mrs. Emma Gemmell; To tal Abstinence Means Patriotism, Mrs. Ray Taylor; What is a Good Citizen, Mrs. Joel R. Benton; min utes; song, "Christ for the World We Sing." GET GIFT FROM SAMOA. Miss Audrey Beymer, teacher of the Davis school near lone, recent ly received through the American Red Cross a gift to the children of her school from Samoa. The pack age contained articles used by chil dren In Samoa, and carried with it best wishes for a happy new year from the children of Samoa to the children of the Davis school who have taken an active Interest In junior Red Cross work under the leadership of Miss Beymer. TOWN GAME SCHEDULED. A basketball game between the 186th Infantry, Oregon National Guard of Pendleton, and the Hepp ner town team has been scheduled for next Wednesday to be played In the local gymnasium, the game to start at 7:30 p. m. "I beg your pardon, sir, but what is your name?" the teller politely asked the man presenting a check "Name," replied the indignant customer, "don't you see my signa ture on the check?" "I do," answered the teller. "That's what aroused my curios ity." Condemned Have you done any thing for me at all? Lawyer Yes, Indeed. Condemned What; commutation of sentence? Lawyer No, I have had the day of your execution changed from Friday to Thursday. Friday is an unlucky day, you know. I0NE. JENNIE EL McMXJRRAT. j Thirty-one guests were delight fully entertained at the Omar Riet mann ranch home Saturday eve ning by Mr. and Mrs. Rietmann and Mrs. Inez Freeland. Bridge was enjoyed until a late nour and other games followed. High hon ors In bridge went to Mrs. Walter Corley and Earl Blake; consolation to Mrs. Clyde Denny and Edward Lindeken. Delicious refreshments were Berved. Mrs. Dwight Mlsner was genial hostess to the O. E. S. social club Friday afternoon at her home north of lone. During the business ses sion all of the 1931 officers were er-elected. They are Mrs. Oral Feld man, president; Mrs. Margaret Blake, vice-president; Mrs. Viola Lieuallen, secretary-treasurer. The time of meeting of the club was changed to the first Tuesday nl each month. Thursday of this week the ladies will hold an all-day meeting at the country home of Mrs. Oliver Kincaid. The time will be spent in quilting on the quilt which they have just finished piecing. Twelve ladies were present at the Mlsner home and all did ample justice to the fruit salad, sandwiches and tea served by the hostess. Last week Carlton Swanson went to Seattle where he enrolled as a student in a trade school. Going with him was his sister, Miss Nor ma Swanson, who will visit rela tives at Seattle, Centralia and South Bend, Wash., and Salem, be fore returning home. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson and Mr. and Mrs.'M. E. Cotter were lunch eon guesst of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin Thursday evening of last week. Clifford Christopherson made a combined business and pleasure trip to Camas, Wash., last week. While there he visited at the home of his brother-in-law, Stanley See ley. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Christoph erson motored to the Jay Griffith home on Rock creek the first of last week, expecting to return home the same day, but were forced to spend several days with their friends because of the high water In Rock creek. The Girl's league of the high school held election of officers last week with the following results: Minnie Normoyle, Queen' June; Je anne Huston, Goddess Hebe; Clara Nelson, Goddess Minerva; Ellen Nelson. Goddess Fortuna. Miss Marguerite Mauzey is director, Mrs. Ed Buschke returned home Saturday after spending several 'weeks visiting relatives near Seat tie and in Portland. Accompany ing Mrs. Buschke on the return trip was her brother, Harold Ma son, who will spend some time here among relatives and old friends. Billy, the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Biddle, had the first finger on his right hand severeyl injured on Wednesday of last week when the door to the school bus was accidentally closed on his hand. The child was taken to Heppner at once by Carl Troed- son and Mrs. Harriet Brown, super- intendent of the grade school. The physician in charge is doing all in his power to save the finger, how ever amputation may be necessary. Raymond Crowder has taken ov er the lone Independent printing outfit and this week will publish the first Issue of our new weekly paper, "The lone Viewpoint." Mr. Crowder is experienced in the newspaper game. He was former ly editor of the Arlington Bulletin. Alfred Balsiger who is recovering from a recent operation returned home last Thursday from the Hood River hospital and is now conval escing at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger. Mrs.- Del Ward entertained at luncheon on Wednesday evening of last week, honoring her house guest, Mrs. Lora Dinimick of Pen dleton. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lleuallen, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith and Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cotter. Dwight Misner was a business visitor in Sunnyside, Wash., Satur day. Ed Rietmann returned Saturday from a business trip to Portland and The Dalles. While In the city Mr. Rietmann purchased a new car but did not drive it home because of the dangerous condition of the highway. Mrs. John Glasscock of Hermis- ton visited several days last week with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Davidson. Mrs. Glasscock was on her way to Pendleton to attend the Oregon Woolgrowers conven tion. The sportsmen of the community gathered at "Windsor Castle" Sun day to participate In the turkey shoot sponsored by Walter Eu- banks and "Baldy" Hayes. The master of "Windsor Castle" celebrated his seventy-ninth birth day anniversary a few days ago Mr. Windsor Is hale and hearty and enjoying life on his small ranch where he raises thoroughbred Ches ter White hogs and vegetables for the lone market Our basketball teams journeyed to Arlington Friday night for double-header game with our neighbors. The final score was boy's game, 16-12 In favor of lone, girl's 23-7 in favor fo Arlington, The next game Is scheduled for Ru- fus on January 23. Father P, J. Stack, parish priest was unable to bo present at the regular monthly meeting in lone January 10, but will meet with his parishoners as usual in February. (Continued on Page Six.) Lll FACES UPGRADE Oregon Woolgrowers Are Optimistic at Pendle ton Convention. HAGENBARTH TALKS National Association President Says Readjustment Progressing; Problems Discussed. With an average attendance of 160 persons vitally interested in the welfare of the sheep industry, the annual Oregon Woolgrowers' asso ciation convention at Pendleton Monday and Tuesday brought out discussions of various afflictions that have brought the industry face to face with disaster, and remedial measures characterized by a deter mination of those represented to do their utmost to reestablish the in dustry on a paying basis. The keynote address or tne enure convention was that of F. J. Ha genbarth, president of the Nation al Woolgrowers association, who spoke yesterday afternoon. His hair grown white in the service of the industry, and for several years heading the destinies of the nation al association, Mr. Hagenbarth is credited with a fuller knowledge of the problems of the industry ' than any other man in the United States. His was not a speech of fault-finding, though he blamed transportation companies, commis sion men and packers for part of the present plight of the woolgrow ers. He believed that the natural law of survival of the fittest had been at play and that the survivors now face an upward trend, though complete recovery was not antici pated before 1933. Though many readjustments have taken place the last two years, in cluding the reaching of rock-bottom economy in many production costs, that have been favorable fac tors in leading to recovery, other readjustments must yet take place before complete recovery can be hoped for, declared President Ha genbarth. A continued program of economy Is essential to success. Continua Lamb Campaign. A note of optimism was sounded throughout the convention sessions, shown more particularly by the spirit fn which the members re ceived the proposal to carry on the Eat More Lamb Wear More Wool" campaign, last year's results of which were given in detail by Erie M. Rocey, advertising - repre sentative. While the campaign was carried on out of state and nation al association funds without spec ial assessment of the members, the fresults were such that all express- ions of members present were hear tily in favor of continuing the work. Last year Omaha was the only city in which the campagin was carried on, and consumption of lamb there was increased 60 per cent in three months time, Mr. Racey said. The campaign will be carried into other cities this year. Cooperation of all growers is needed to. carry on the work, it was brought out, and no better co operation can be given than by joining the state association, it was believed. Heppner's bid to entertain the 1933 convention of the association was read Tuesday evening and re ferred to the executive committee, who each year choose the next meeting place at' their meeting in the fall. Heppner's was the only invitation extended, but in view of the fact that the national associa tion meets in Portland next year, it was expected the state meeting would be held there at the same time in order to have the largest possible attendance of growers. Officers Named. Officers were also elected Tues day evening, with the re-election of Fred Phillips of Baker, president; Ernest Johnson, Wallowa, first vice-president; Garnet Barratt, Heppner, second vice-president; E. E. Miller, Union, third vice-president John Withers, Lakeview, was elected to fill the newly created office of fourth vice president Wal ter M. Holt, county agent of Uma tilla couqty who has served effi ciently as secretary for several years, will continue in that office, A wide range of problems was covered by various speakers, in cluding production costs, transpor tation, grazing, feeding, diseases, predatory animals, marketing and outlook for the industry. The last subject was handled by F. A. Clarke, well known wool buyer, who predicted an active and ag gressive market for wool next spring. ALARM SOUNDED. Sounding of the Are alarm short ly after 9 o'clock yesterday morn ing brought a ready response of firemen and others of the city. The alarm was turned in for the resi dence of Mrs. Hllma Anderson, but on arrival there, no sign of fire was seen, and the firemen were directed to the Ray Taylor home, where no lire was found to exist It was later learned that a small fire had brok en loose In the Anderson home, but was extinguished before the fire men arrived.