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Volume 49, Number 36.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Ilermiston Hospitality Is
Enjoyed by Many Lor
calites; Game Won.
Don McCloud of Hood River Tells
What Ex-Service Men Want and
What They are Trying to Do.
More than 100 Hcppner people at
tended the Armistice day celebra
tion staged at Hermiston Friday
under the auspices of district six
of the American Legion of Oregon,
and organizations of the city of
Hermiston. Included in the num
ber were the high school pep band
under the direction of Harold Buh
man and the high school football
team, accompanied by George Ma
bee, coach, who took part in the
program. Loyal Parker, com
mander of Heppner post American
Legion, was introduced on the
speaking program, at which Don
McCloud of Hood River was the
principal speaker. J. E. Hallybur
ton of Hermiston, commander of
the sixth district, was master of
ceremonies. Heppncr's laurels were
admirably upheld in the annual
footbal classic, with Coach Mabee's
gang grabbing off the long end of
the 21-6 score.
The business houses, organiza
tions and citizens of Hermiston
were well represented in the parade
shortly before noon which started
the day's activities. Under police
escort the parade, headed by Amer
ican Legion and Boy Scout colors,
reached for several blocks. Laugh
provoking entries were In the ma
jority, and enlivened by the music
of the Heppner and Irrigon school
bands, it put the spectators in a
happy frame of mind.
Legion Not Militaristic.
The speaking program followed
in the open beside the football field,
with Commander Hallyburton in
troducing heads of local commit
tees and organizations who assisted
in putting on the celebration, as
well as visiting dignitaries. Mc
Cloud, active in Oregon legion cir
cles, spoke from the point of view
of the legionnaire In discussing
highlights of the nationwide pro
gram in behalf of the ex-service
man and the contribution of the
American Legion to the social and
economic life of the country. Term
ing the American Legion the larg
est organization of ex-service men
ever known to the world, he dis
claimed that it is militaristic but
that it does believe in armaments
adequate to properly safeguard the
homes and institutions of the Uni
ted States. "No one wants peace
more than the man who was drug
through the blood and mire of the
trenches," he averred.
One of the aims of the American
Legion is to put through laws that
;ill require conscription of labor
and capital as well as man power
in the event of another war. If
they are successful in obtaining
such laws, McCloud asserted world
peace would be assured so far as
the United States is concerned. En
larging upon the peace measures of
the legion, the speaker said they
had given every support to the
world court and all other, agencies
whose purpose was to supplant war
with arbitration.
He upheld recent claims of ex
service men for asking what they
considered their just dues from the
government. Demand for imme
diate cash payment of the bonus
has not come from ex-service men
who have jobs and are able to share
the necessities and some of the lux
uries of life, he declared, while
maintaining that the government
should provide for those who are
not so fortunate. "Uncle Sam owes
it to the man who was Injured in
the service, and to those dependent
upon the men who never returned
from France, to see that nothing is
lacking for their comfort through
out the rest of their lives," he said.
National League Criticized.
He aimed direct criticism at the
National Economy league, many of
whose members were said to be
drawing large pensions from the
government, whose purpose, he de
clared, had been to oppose every
measure that had been taken In be
half of the ex-service man. "These
men, ail drawing $4,500 or more
from the government as retirement
pay, apparently seem to think that
anything over $4,000 is all right, as
they fight to keep the government
from paying the hundred dollars or
so that the rank and file of ex-service
men would receive Individually
from the government," McCloud
Following the football game,
played Immediately after the speak
ing, Hermiston was host to the
crowd of 1000 people with a free
barbecue of beef and pork, and
plenty of beans and cider for every
one. A dance In the evening con
cluded the day's activities.
Besides the band, football team
and a large number of high school
rooters, the following Heppner peo
ple wore noted among the crowd;
Mr. and Mrs, Loyal Parker, Mr.
and Mrs, C. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Moore, Mr. and Mrs, P. M.
Gcmniell, Mr. and Mrs. Gay M. An
derson, Mr. and Mrs. J, O. Turner,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shlvely, Mr.
Forget your little old troubles
and join the happy throng at the
"Carnival night program," at Le
gion hall, lone, Friday evening, No
vember 18. "Who Says Can't?" Is a
two-act comedy, the hit of the eve
ning. It Is a laugh from start to
finish. The characters are: Tom
my, Berl Akers; Edith, Miriam
Hale; Robert, Charles O'Conner;
Isabel, Eva Swanson; Mrs. Wright,
Ellen Nelson; Mr. Wright, Charles
Lundell. A pantomime, "Wild Nell,
the Pet of the Plains," will also be
given. A general admission fee of
ten cents will be charged.
Willows Grange met in regular
session at Cecil hall Saturday eve
ning, Novemhber 12, and the fol
lowing officers were elected for the
coming year: Master, Carl Troed
son; overseer, Roy Lindstrom; lec
turer, Vida Heliker; steward, Wal
ter Gibson; assistant steward, Don
ald Heliker; chaplain, Clara Kin
caid; secretary, Roxy Krebs; treas
urer, Harry Cool; G. K., Oliver Kin
caid; Flora, Dimple Crabtree; Po
mona, Mabel Cool ; Ceres, Dot Crab
tree; L. A. S., Beulah Pettyjohn.
On Saturday evening, November
19, the brothers of the order will
entertain with a program and a
real bachelor feed. The sisters are
honor guests. Only Grangers ad
mitted. On Saturday, November 26. the
Morrow County Pomona council
will meet at Cecil at 2:00 o'clock as
guests of Willows Grange. A tur
key dinner will be served by the
Grange at 6:30, followed by an in
teresting program prepared by the
lecturer. We hope to see many
Grangers out, both for the dinner
and the program.
A large crowd gathered at Legion
hall Friday evening to enjoy the
Armistice Day program and the
dance which followed. The pro
gram was sponsored by the ladies
of the Legion and was as follows:
Salute to the Flag; Star Spangled
Banner; Invocation by Snoda
Blake; Roll Call, Walter Roberts;
Victory March, Elaine Rietmann;
Songs by the Audience; President
Harding's Address at the Tomb of
the Unknown Soldier, read by Ray
Turner; Music, Mrs. Sam Hatch;
Songs by the audience; Reading by
Vivian Haguewood; Song by Wal
lace Matthews; Songs by the Au
dience, and Retirement of the Col
ors. The Armistice Day football game
which was played on the local field
by lone and Pilot Rock, resulted
in a victory for the Rockets, the
score being 18-7. Another season
of football has been completed and
the students are now turning their
attention to basketball.
The voters at the polls election
day placed the affairs of our little
city in the hands of the following
men: J. P. Louy, mayor; Ralph
Harris, recorder; Mrs. Grace Linn,
treasurer; George Frank, marshal,
and P. G. Balsiger, Ture Peterson
and P. J. Linn, councilmen.
Ernest Shipley motored over
from his new home at Lostine on
Thursday, returning Friday with
his two cows which he was unable
to move at the time his household
goods were shipped.
Billy Garrett, salesman for Wad
hams and company, wholesale gro
cers of Portland, was paying lone
one of his regular visits Friday of
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Eubanks and
Miss Veda Eubanks left last Fri
day for Portland where Mr. Eu
banks will resume his work with
the Frawley Clark Produce com
pany. Miss Eubanks plans on re
maining in the city only a few
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harris of the
Park hotel spent Sunday in Pendle
ton, the guests of Mr, and Mrs.
Claud Carter. Mr. Carter is resi
dent highway maintenance engin
eer and is a nephew of Mr. Harris.
I. R. Robison, owner of the High
way garage, was a business visitor
in Portland for several days last
Larry Londergan has been doing
some carpenter work on the old
E. H. Turner residence north of
town. The house will be occupied
shortly by Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Rietmann who are moving off of
the Charley Allinger ranch which
they have farmed for the past sev
eral years.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baldwin took
advantage of the Armistice Day va
cation to make a trip to Walla Wal
la. Mrs. Baldwin is a teacher In
the lone grade school. They were
accompanied by Mrs, A. P, Parker
of Heppner who is an aunt of Mr.
Harold Gullland arrived Wednes
day of last week and is spending a
few days with Mrs. Guilland who is
staying this winter with her moth
er, Mrs. Harriet Brown, seventh
and eighth grade teacher, in order
that their young son may attend
school here. Roy Brown motored
over from the farm at Stanfleld on
Thursday and on Friday a party
composed of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gull-
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and Mrs. W. C. Cox, Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Leon
ard Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs, John Tur
ner, Mrs. George Mabee, Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Bloom, Miss Charlotte
Woods, Miss Evelyn Humphreys,
Dean T. Goodman, Jasper Craw
ford, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Burken
blne, Dr. A. D. McMurdo, D. A.
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Ovlatt.
Mr. and Mrs, Kenneth Ovlatt, Har
lan Devln, Paul Jones.
Nothing but words of gracious
praise have been heard for the hos
pitality of the north Umatilla coun
ty city.
1932 H. H. S. GRAD
Rites for Virginia Cleveland Large
ly Attended; City Mourns Pass
ing of Popular Young Lady.
Miss Virginia Cleveland, 17,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Cleveland of this city and member
of the graduating class of 1932,
Heppner High school, died at the
Portland sanitarium and hospital
Monday evening where she had
undergone treatment for hyperthy
roidism. The remains were brought
to Heppner immediately and fu
neral services in charge of Phelps
Funeral home were held from the
Christian church in this city yes
terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Joel
R. Benton, pastor, officiating. In
terment was in Masonic cemetery.
The large attendance of friends
of the family and the many beauti
ful floral gifts were tributes of the
city in which Miss Cleveland had
spent most of her life, in which
she had received her schooling, and
in which her sunny disposition and
beautiful character had won for
her a place of high esteem in the
hearts of all who knew her. The
six boy classmates of her graduat
ing class were honorary pallbear
ers. They are Eddie Kenny, Ralph
Benton, Billy Cox, Claude Hill, Earl
Bryant and John Franzen. The
latter was unable to be present,
and his place as an active pallbear
er was taken by Mat Kenny.
Miss Virginia Cleveland was born
at Gresham, Oregon, March 21, 1915,
being the eldest child of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Cleveland, and died No
vember 14, 1932, at Portland, Ore
gon, aged 17 years, 7 months and
24 days. She came to Heppner as
a small child when the family
moved here and the family home
was made on what is commonly
known as the Hager ranch, four
miles southeast of Heppner on
Willow creek. Virginia was edu
cated in the grade and high schools
of this city, always a good student
and prominent in student activities.
She was especially prominent in the
early part of her school life as an
accomplished aesthetic dancer,
when she appeared before the pub
lic on numerous occasions. More
recently she was accorded public
favor when she was chosen as one
of the attendants to the queen last
rodeo time. .
She was graduated from Heppner
high school last spring. In Sep
tember she went to Portland with
her mother to consult specialists
concerning her ailment. An at
tempted operation at that time was
abandoned because of abnormal
heart action. Later she went to
Gresham to stay with her grand
parents, to await such time as her
doctors believed appropriate to
complete the operation.
She developed a cold recently and
some four days before her death,
she was taken back to the hospital
with a high fever and pulse of 180
a minute. The nature of her case,
since the doctors first became fa
miliar with it, was such as to give
them grave concern. It had re
ceived especially close attention
and study because of its baffling as
pects. All that they could do, how
ever, was to no avail and the end
came quietly Monday evening.
Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Cleveland, Virginia is sur
vived by a brother, Howard; her
paternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Cleveland of Gresham,
an aunt, Mrs. Sophia Barr of Port
land, and uncle, aunt and cousin,
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cleveland and
daughter Eleanor of Pendleton, to
whom the sympathy of the entire
community is extended.
Second "Pacific" Meeting
Held by Local Study Club
Members of the Woman's Study
club made the second stop of their
"Loafing Through the Pacific"
cruise Monday evening when they
met at the McAtce home for a dis
cussion of the Samoan and Tongan
islands. Mrs. W. P. Mahoncy, Mrs.
E. F. Bloom and Mrs. George Ma
bee, who were the program com
mittee for the evening, added at
mosphere to the meeting by placing
palms and fresh cocoanuts about
the rooms. The cocoanut was serv
ed during the evening.
The program included a review
of the famous play, "Rain," which
was given by Mrs. Bloom, and a
number of short talks on the Is
lands. Mrs. J. T. Lumley had
charge of the map study; Mrs. Ma
bee talked on American Samoa;
Mrs. C. R. Ripley on Missions and
Mission schools; Mrs. C. W. Mc
Namer on British Samoa; Mrs. J.
D. Cash on Robert Louis Steven
son's experiences while living in
Samoa; Mrs. Lester White on Ste
venson's letters written at his home
Mrs. Paul Gemmell gave a musi
cal reading of Stevenson's poem,
"Travel," with Mrs. Ripley at the
piano. Mrs. H. C. Case talked on
"Tonga," and Mrs. Charles Cox re
lated one of Jack London's South
Sea tales. As a closing number
Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. J. O. Turner
played "Sea Gardens, a piano duet.
A meeting of the Morrow County
Public Health association has been
announced to be held next Satur
day evening, Nov. 19, at the office
of Mrs. Lucy E, Rodgers, county
school superintendent, for the pur
pose of electing officers for the new
year. An executive Committee
meeting Is also slated for that evening,
E. F. Bloom, Mrs. Rodgers
Give Talks Appropos
National Weeks.
Committee Appointed to Assist In
Local Drive; Tax Discussion
To be Had Next Week.
National Education week and
Children's Book week, celebrated
throughout the nation last week
and this week respectively, furnish
ed the inspiration for two enlight
ening talks before the Lions club
Monday by Edward F. Bloom, city
school superintendent, and Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, county school su
J. W. Hiatt, chairman of the lo
cal Red Cross roll call, explained
the set-up for conducting the drive
starting yesterday, in which the
Lions club was asked to furnish so
licitors for the business section.
Named for the job by Spencer
Crawford, president, were W. W.
Smead, E. R. Huston, J. O. Peter
son, C. R. Ripley, C. J. D. Bauman
and Dr. A. D. McMurdo. The Busi
ness and Professional Womens club
had offered to solicit the residential
Mrs. Crocket Sprouls and Miss
Doris Hiatt sang a duet, accompan
ied by Mrs. C. R. Ripley, as a spec
ial musical feature.
Sncll, Hyslop to Speak.
S. E. Notson, program chairman,
announced that next week's pro
gram had been turned over to C. W.
Smith, who has arranged to have a
rehearsal of tax discussion by Earl
Snell of Arlington and G. R. Hyslop,
farm crops specialist of Oregon
State college, who will be in Hepp
ner that day to help formulate the
report of the taxation committee
of the Eastern Oregon Wheat
league which will be presented at
the league's annual conference at
Condon, Dec. 2-3. Mr. Snell's talk
will deal with proposed legislation
that is expected to come before the
coming session of the legislature.
Mrs. Rodgers, speaking on the
theme of good books for children,
endorsed the reading of good books
as one of the best educatinal aids,
leading to a fuller appreciation of
life. She gave the Lions a list of
good books for children, as well as
a number of good books for adults
in various fields of literature. Many
of the books are obtainable at the
Heppner public library, while oth
ers may be had from the state li
brary. In getting books from the
latter Mrs. Rodgers said the local
library would be glad to place the
order, the only cost to the borrower
being the postage.
Certificate System Cited.
As a stimulant to the reading of
good books by children in the
schools of the county, Mrs. Rodgers
explained the reading certificate
system now employed. The cer
tificates, issued by her office, have
spaces for ten gold seals. Each
child desiring to earn a certificate,
is issued a gold seal for each ten
books read and reported on. When
ten seals have been placed upon the
certificate the child is given the
certificate and any book of his
choice as a reward of merit. The
system is meeting with good suc
cess, Mrs. Rodgers said. She ex
hibited to the Lions the first cer
tificate issued in the county, going
to Edith Edwards of Lexington.
The advancement of education in
the last 40 years was the theme of
Mr. Bloom's talk relative to Na
tional Education week. He quoted
statistics showing that enrollment
In high schools of the country had
increased from 200.000 pupils In
1890 to more than 3,000,000 in 1925
and more than 4,000,000 at the pres
ent time. The smaller number en
rolled at the beginning of the per
iod represented a higher level of
Individual inteligence than the
present day enrollment, he said, and
therefore a lower standard of ac
complishment prevails today than
In 1890. Great changes have been
made In the curriculum to accom
odate the changing conditions, and
the speaker declared that In spite
of the lower standards of accom
plisment, education has made tre
mendous progressive strides with
probably greater net results.
Curriculum Change Made.
At the beginning of the period
the curriculum was filled with so
called mind-training subjects, such
as Latin, Greek and higher mathe
matics. It was believed that mas
tering of these subjects trained the
mind, and that the man who mas
tered Greek was prepared to tackle
any job that came along. Later,
educators discovered that it wasn't
the mastery of the subject that
trained the mind, but Instead the
person who had mastered the sub
ject was naturally of high Intelli
gence capable of making good at
most anything attempted. Hence,
the curriculum was worked over to
Include more practical subjects
and today little stress is placed up
on those subjects once considered
most important. Domestic science,
commercial and shop courses have
come to be recognized as more val
uable for equipping the average
student to tako his place in the
S. E. Notson, Llong program
Red Cross Roll Call
Starts; Response Good
The annual roll call of Morrow
County chapter, American Red
Cross, was started in Heppner yes
terday under the leadership of John
W. Hiatt, chairman, who reports
pleasure with the response receiv
ed, especially from ' the business
district, solicitation of which was
in the hands of the Lions club. The
Business and Professional Women's
club has charge of solicitation in
the residential district. The roll
call continues until Thanksgiving,
and is then suspended until Christ
mas to give way to the sale of
Christmas seals.
Mr. Hiatt urges that anyone who
is not at home when solicitors call
should make it a point to hand
their dollar to someone of the com
mittee, as all available funds are
Since last March 40 million bush
els of wheat in one form or anoth
er have been distributed to the
needy through the Red Cross, and
500,000 bales of cotton in the form
of clothing. Local chapters num
bering 3639 gave relief to 15,000,000
people including 5,000,000 ex-service
men and families. Flour was dis
tributed sufficient to make 15 bil
lion biscuits or 200 million loaves
of bread.
Mabee Gives Plan for
Intracity Basketball
Any male resident of Heppner
who has a desire to play basketball
will be given the opportunity to
fulfill that desire this winter under
a plan announced by George Mabee,
high school athletic director. Ma
bee has arranged for the sponsor
ship of four teams to play off a
series of intracity games, and
should there be more than four
teams signed up, additional spon
sors will be obtained. Those spon
soring teams are Elks, Gordon's,
Wilson's and the Gazette Times.
The lists will be placed at Gor
don's and Wilson's where those de
siring to sign up may register on
any of the four lists of their choice.
The games will be started as soon
as the sign-up is completed, and will
be played at the rate of three or
four games a week. Teams are
also being organized out of the
high school and it is expected sev
eral games will be played between
high school and town teams. For
the purpose of playing intercity
competition, a team is expected to
be picked from the Intracity league.
Grand Officer to Visit
Elks Tomorrow Night
Francis Franciscovich of Astoria,
district deputy grand exalted ruler,
will make his official visit to Hepp
ner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks, tomor
row evening, when a special meet
ing has been called in his honor.
Features of the evening, besides
Mr. Franciscovich's address, will be
a program by the Elks patrol of
Boy Scouts, initiation and lunch.
D. A. Wilson, exalted ruler, urges
all members to be present, as this
is expected to be the largest meet
ing of the fall season for the local
Coming as a surprise to their
many Heppner friends was the
marriage of Miss Elaine Sigsbee,
daughter of Mrs. Sadie Sigsbee, to
Orrin Furlong, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Furlong, all of this city, at
Vancouver, Wash., last Saturday.
The young people will continue to
make their home in this city, as
sisting in the operation of the Star
theater. They have the well wishes
of a host of friends.
The American Legion Auxiliary
met in Hotel Heppner Tuesday eve
ning. Plans were begun for the
raffling of the doll dressed by this
unit to be entered in the state Fi-
dac contest. The doll became lost
in the mails and never entered the
contest and has just been returned
to the Heppner unit. It will be on
display down town soon and num
bers will be sold.
The first meeting in December
will be held in Mrs. Rodgers' office
in the court house, Monday, Decem
ber 5. There is a conference in
Arlington on the regular meeting
night, December 6,
Thanksgiving Observed.
On next Sunday, Nov. 20, at the
eleven o'clock hour of worship the
Heppner Church of Christ will ob
serve Thanksgiving Sunday, as the
nearest Lord's Day approaching
this national holiday. If you have
not a Church home, you are In
vited to be present and participate
in these services. There will be
especial worship In song, and the
sermon will treat on "Practical
Thanksgiving." You are Invited.
chairman and veteran educator, en
larged on Mr. Bloom's subject, giv
ing as the primary purpose of ed
ucation the training of the pupil in
how to live. The pupil In entitled
to learn to live life that will come
after leaving school and also to
live while In school, the best part
of the life of the individual. For
this reason athletics and other extra-curricular
activities are a very
necessary part of student life. Mr.
Notson quoted figures showing the
average earning capacity of per
sons the same age with eighth
grade education only, with high
school education and with college
education, showing a vast Increase
with advanced education, to further
emphasize the importance of edu
cation to the social and economic
life of the country,
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jones of Hepp
ner were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Lucas on Tuesday eve
ning. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were on
their way home from Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson ac
companied Charles Swendig of
Heppner to Portland Tuesday
S. G. McMillan made a business
trip to Portland last week.
Pete Chrlstenson of Heppner
spent the week end with Duane
The play, "Dangerous Men," a
comedy in three acts, will be pre
sented by Lexington high school at
the high school auditorium Friday
evening, November 18, at eight o'
clock. The admission will be thir
ty cents for adults and fifteen cents
for the children. Armanda Tilden,
played by Erma Lane, and her sis
ter, Nettie (Rose Thornburg) are
two wealthy middle-aged spinsters
living in a business women's apart
ment building in New York city.
Armanda is a confirmed man-hater
and although Nettie professes a lit
tle hatred, she lives In the memor
ies of a blighted youthful romance.
The only men who are allowed in
the apartment are a minister, a
janitor and a favorite nephew. Myr
tle Heartsease, a newspaper wo
man (Faye Luttrell) brings an un
fortunate country girl, who has been
lured to the city and deserted, to
the spinsters' apartment. The girl
turns out to be a man. Well, this
is the beginning of the plot A
series of complicated and humorous
events follows with surprising rap
idity and one situation leads to an
other. This play provides a whirl
wind of hilarity so come and see it.
About seventy-five people attend
ed the Grange supper Saturday eve
ning. Hostesses for the occasion
were Mrs. Alta Cutsforth, Mrs.
Bernice Bauman, Mrs. Margaret
Miller and Mrs. Beulah Nichols.
There was also a large attendance
at the business meeting following
the supper. Officers for next year
were elected at this meeting. The
new officers are: Master, Harvey
Miller; overseer, Bert Johnson; lec
turer, Mrs. Lorena Miller; steward,
E. A. Kelly; asistant steward, Ken
neth Smouse; chaplain, Mrs. Beu
lah Nichols; treasurer, Mrs. Fran
ces Blakely; secretary, Mrs. Lena
Kelly; gate keeper, Norman Nel
son; Pomona, Mrs. Cecile Jackson;
Ceres, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers;
Flora, Miss Edith Tucker; lady as
sistant steward, Miss Helen Smouse.
Charles W. Smith, county agent,
gave an interesting and instructive
talk on "Poultry Raising," and S.
E. Notson discussed the Red Cross
The card party given after the
business meeting was well attend
ed. Hostesses for this affair were
Mrs. Harvey Bauman, Mrs. J. O.
Turner and Mrs. R. C. Phelps. Both
bridge and 500 were played. High
score in bridge was received by
Mrs. Gene Gentry and In 500 by
Ralph Jackson. Consolation in
bridge was received by Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers and in 500 by R. C. Phelps.
The next meeting of Lexington
Grange will be on Saturday, De
cember 10, at which time the newly
elected officers will be installed.
The men will be in charge of the
supper and there will be a dance
following the business sesison.
The Sunshine club was enter
tained Thursday afternoon by Miss
La Verne White at her home. The
afternoon was spent in sewing and
refreshments were served.
George Gillis spent the week end
at his home in Portland. -
Lexington H. E. club held a no
hostess meeting at Leach hall on
Thursday afternoon for the pur
pose of electing officers for next
year. The new officers are: presi
dent, Mrs. Bertha Nelson; vice
president, Mrs. Anna Smouse; sec
retary, Mrs. Bertha Dinges; treas
urer, Miss Helen Smouse. Com
mittees appointed for next year
are: program or entertainment,
Mis. Emma Peck, Mrs. Lorena
Miller, Mrs. Laura Rice and Miss
Jessie McCabe; ways and means,
Mrs. Pearl Devine, Mrs. Anna
Smouse, Mrs. Emma White and
Mrs. Sylvannus Wright; dance, Mrs.
Beulah Nichols and Mrs. Alta Cuts
forth. Mrs. Dinges reported that
the plan of selling pie and coffee
on election day proved successful.
Mrs. Devine gave a report on the
meeting of Home Economics com
mittee chairmen at La Grande
which she attended recently. The
remainder of the afternoon was
spent in tying a comforter to be
used in the relief work this win
ter. At the close of the afternoon
Mrs. Peck and Mrs. Miller served,
cake, cookies and coffee. The next
meeting will be at the home of Mrs.
John Miller on Thursday, Decem
ber 8.
The Lexington P. T. A. is antici
pating one of Its best meetings of
the year for Monday evening, No
vember 21, at 7:30 o'clock. In addi
tion to the regular business meet
ing there will be refreshments and
a big surprise, This surprise is
in the nature of a program by the
parents and the school faculty. The
parents in each of the several
school districts transporting to
Lexington, are preparing skits and
stunts and tho faculty has been
working on a huge production for
the occasion. It is hoped that all
the patrons of the school and com
munity will make a special effort to
attend. Each family Is requested
to bring one-half dozen sandwiches
and the refreshment committee will
serve coffee.
Miss Ruth Luttrell and Miss TU
lio Nelson spent Friday In Walla
Walla. They attended a show be
fore returning home In tho evening.
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Condon Prepares for Big
Eastern Oregon Con
clave, Dec. 2 and 3.
Pierce, Scott, Howard to Bring:
First-Hand Messages on Farm
Relief, Roads and Schools.
Secretary, Eastern Oregon Wheat
The Eastern Oreeron Wheat
league's annual meeting at Condon.
Friday and Saturday. Dec. 2-3.
promises to be the livliest one in
years. There are plenty of issues to
develop heated interest and the
league's four large committees will
find plenty to do.
Committee erouDs and othei-R will
work ahead of the meeting and the
reports will be submitted and de
bated in the general sessions, the
nnaings to Become wheat league
Coming when wheat nriees are
unprecedentedlv low. lust when the
short session of congress opens, and
oiuy a iew weens before the state
legislature convenes, wheat grow
ers will be telling the state and na
tional lawmakers what they expect
and will say it with dramatic em
Farmers from Sherman countv
are going to the meeting in mass.
To keep the cost of living at a min
imum arrangements have been
made for rooms with a cook stove
and army cots. The farmers are
bringing their beds and food, and
bachelor apartments, known as ho
tel de Sherman, will be established.
The housing committee of the Con
don Chamber of Commerce has
given out word that they are glad
to help make arrangements of this
kind and that if other delegations
want similar accommodations they
will be glad to take care of them.
Walter Pierce to Speak.
Men now in the public limelight
are slated to bring messages of
spotlight interest to the meeting.
Walter M. Pierce, veteran demo
crat, former governor and legisla
tor, now congressman-elect, has
been invited to speak, bringing an
intimate knowledge of wheat, stock
and public land problems which is
expected to land him some Import
ant committee positions for agri
culture. He is in position to ably
carry the wheat league program to
the national congress and to stir
the United States department of ag
riculture into recognition of some
of the problems before the country.
The wheat league recommenda
tions of 1929-30 on federally super
vised protein testing have been
quite generally adonted.
siderable delay and struggle, as the
u. a. department of agriculture's
protein policv. It still nwnlts h-
ing put into effect so its benefits
win accrue to tne country.
League recommendations for new
subclasses of "white wh
establish special marketing and
pusjoioiy premium cnannels for
"white club" and "extra soft white"
wheats are now receiving serious
consideration but with lots nf ni.
sure against making any change.
With the late political earthquake
and tidal waves has come the op
portunity to swat the stand-patters
and revise the grain standards
so that the interests of the
and users rather than those of the
mixers and blenders will be pro
tected. New world mnrkotintr rnn
ditions are demanding special and
ueLier qualities in tne export wheat
ana tne old game of working off
the junk in the export segment of
the crop must be revised if the
American suiulus and the north
west surplus in particular is to find
an outlet.
Hyslop to Tell of Grades.
A few very danererous Dlans. fin
ing back to systems obsolete In the
united states since 1917, have been
presented to the department of ag
riculture and are narticularlv haz
ardous to the fine dry wheat of the
facinc .Northwest George R. Hy
slop, professor In the Oregon State
college farm crops department,
will show these things up and will
recall some meritorious improve
ments in grades that have heen
sidetracked because of pressure on
the United States department of
agriculture by midwest trading in
Sudden severe and unexnected
failure of several warehouses In
both eastern and western Oregon
has resulted in losses of thousands
of dollars to growers and dealers.
Drastio legislative action is expect
ed to be recommended. The late
representative and wheat leader,
A. V. Swift of Baker, secured ap
pointment of an interim legislative
committee to Investigate northwest
ern warehouse legislation. Through
his untimely death the committee
has lost an able and Interested ag
ricultural leader.
Discounts and smutting charges
will also be considered by the com
mittee on wheat handling, ware
housing, discounts and production,
headed by Harry Proudfoot of Was
co with G. R. Hyslop of Corvallls
as secretary. Members are Wm.
Powell, Moro; J. W. Sheppard,
Grass Valley; Earl Hoag, Blalock;
(Continued on l'uge Six)