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Volume 49, Number 42.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 1932
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Many Members Express
Ideas on How to Im
BANK MUCH NEEDED
Student Gives Views, Relates Stu
dious Attitude at University;
Cooperation, Roads Stressed.
"Keeping Heppner on the Map"
was the theme of a round-table dia- i
cussion by the Lions club at its
Monday noon luncheon, with the
majority of members present giving
a short talk on what they believed
might be done about it Running
through the talks was the theme of
loyalty and cooperation, generally
essential to stability and progress.
Vawter Parker, University of
Oregon law student home for the
holidays, a guest, made a hit with
his contribution to the subject. "It
makes me hot under the collar to
hear a student from Heppner or
any other small town excuse or de
ny his home town as though he
were ashamed of it," said Parker,
averring that he had heard it done.
"There is no excuse for anyone
from Heppner belittling the town.
They should be glad to say they are
from Heppner, and stand up for it."
In a talk before young Parker
had told briefly of the good scholas
tic attitude prevailing among the
students at the university this
year, with a much curtailed enroll
ment and a strict economy program
in effect "The movie and story
book idea of college life was much
overdone before as applied to the
university," he said, "but this con
ception is more far fetched than
ever now." Students are given
fewer holidays and less time in
which to play this year. Because
of necessity and the lack of other
things to do they are working hard
er and applying themselves more
to their studies. Much less atten
tion is being given extra-curricular
activities. Parker expects to be ex
amined before the state board in
July for admission to the Oregon
Mayor-Elect for Bank.
One of the greatest needs of the
town at the present time was con
ceded by several speakers to be a
bank. Heppner's mayor-elect, Gay
M. Anderson, stressed this point.
He expressed the hope that Hepp
ner might again be provided with
a bank in the near future, and that
by giving It or them their support
and confidence the people of the
city would make it possible for the
operation of the bank or banks.
"Those who before availed them
seves of a bank's services now ap
preciate the inconvenience of being
without such service," Anderson
Under existing conditions, anoth
er speaker believed business would
be stimulated by trading services
and commodities wherever possible.
No blues Bymphony was evidenc
ed by the service club members.
They prided themselves that Hepp
ner is a good town. There was
much evidence produced that it is
a better town than the average of
its size. They were concerned with
measures that could be taken to
keep it from slipping under the de
pressed economic condition, and all
suggestions were made in a spirit
of friendly cooperation, and gave
evidence that all had been thinking
on the subject
One of the greatest selling points
of any town is its appearance, be
lieved another speaker, who ad
vocated the application of needed
paint to buildings and other upkeep
measures that are not only econom
ical but that can be done at small
cost at present low prices. With
the city short of revenues with
which to do the work, he said that
street Improvements might well be
accomplished through donated ser
vices. Streets should not be allowed
to go to pieces. A good roads ad
vocate, he declared that more at
tention should be given to "feed
ers" and less attention to "bleed
ers," citing the Heppner-Spray
road and the upper Rhea creek
road as two Important feeder roads
Publicity Would Help
"Keeping Heppner on the Map"
literally, was the theme of another
speaker, who said that Heppner and
roads leading to It are often slight
ed on maps. He believed a little
concerted effort might, correct this.
It was also proposed that more co
operation be given local correspon
dents for the Portland dailies that
more news of Heppner be given the
"Buy American" was the theme
of another speaker, who brought
application of the theme of this na.
tion-wlde movement home to Hepp.
ner, stressing loyalty to home In
stitutions and businesses as one of
the big ways of helping the town,
This trade at home Idea was the
theme of several other speakers
and was augmented by still another
who advocated fostering of the co
operative spirit among businesses
and people of the town.
The Lions club Itself came In for
its share of commendation as an
instrument for united effort, and it
was cited that the club had al
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JENMI K. MCMURRAT.
The Christian church was gay
with Christmas trees and bright
lights Friday evening when the
beautiful story of the birth of the
baby Jesus was retold in song and
recitation. The church was filled
with an appreciative audience and
the program given was especially
pleasing. At the close of the pro
gram there were treats for all, San
ta Claus distributing with a lavish
hand. The program follows: Or
chestra, prayer, song by school, 'Joy
Bells;" Tableau, primary class and
solo by Ernest McCabe; reading,
Helen Lundell; chorus, young peo
ples class; reading, Valjean Clark;
song, choir; orchestra; girl's chor
us; Silent Night, young peoples
class; song, choir; song by school,
"Joy to the World."
Harry Cool is a patient in a Hepp
ner hospital. Mr. Cool has been
very ill with double pneumonia but
is now slowly Improving.
The seventh and eighth grade
pupils have added to the attractive
ness of their already pleasant room
by the framing of their George
Washington picture and the mak
ing and hanging of pretty new cur
tains at the windows. The money
to defray the expense was obtained
as the commission on subscriptions
received by the young folks.
The joint installation of Masonic
and Eastern Star officers December
21 was an enjoyable affair. How
ever, because of Illness among the
members, the Masons Installed on
ly the elective officers. The ap
pointive officers will be installed at
a later date. The installing officers
for Locust chapter were Ruth Ma
son, installing officer; Sara McNa
mer of Heppner, installing officer;
Eppa Ward of Heppner, Installing
chaplain and Margaret Blake, in
stalling organist. Special numbers
for entertainment were toe and tap
dancing by Patty Ann Gabbert.
Flowers were presented the newly
installed worthy matron, the flow
er bearers being Betty Jean Man
kin and Patty Ann Gabbert, grand
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Misner. The out-going worthy ma
tron, Lola McCabe, was presented
a past matron's jewel. Refresh
ments were served In the dining
room which was gay with Christ
mas decorations. The regular
communication of Locust chapter
was held Tuesday evening with the
following officers in the chairs:
Grace Misner, W. M.; Dwight Mis
ner, W. P.; Oral Feldman, A. M.;
George C. Krebs, A. P.; Ruby Rob
erts, Cond.; Viola Lieuallen, Asso.
Cond.; Hila Timm, Adah; Margaret
Blake, Ruth; Mary Beckner, Es
ther; Mabel Krebs, Martha; Roxy
Krebs, Electa; Lola McCabe, War
der; Anna Blake, sentinel, and
Francis Griffith, chaplain.
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Gabbert
and Patricia Ann of Portland vis
ited several days last week at the
home of Mrs. Gabbert's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lindsay and
two daughters spent Christmas
with relatives in Portland. They
motored down Friday that they
might have Saturday for shopping.
Miss Mildred Smith enjoyed a
three days visit with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith. She ar
rived at an early hour Saturday
day morning, being met at Hepp
ner Junction by Mr. and Mrs.
Smith. She returned to the city
Monday night. Miss Smith is a
graduate of lone high school, class
of '30. She completed her course
in a business school in Portland last
September and now holds a posi
tion on "The Portland Spectator."
Miss Janet Carlson returned to
the country home of her parents In
time for Christmas. Miss Carlson
has been spending the last three
months with relatives in Portland.
Little Miss Elsie Jepson whose
home is on Rhea creek was a Fri
day night guest at the Lee Howell
home that she might attend the
Christmas program given that eve
ning in the Christian church.
School closed Friday to re-open
January 3. A pleasing program
was given Thursday afternoon by
tne pupils of the four lower grades,
with an exchange of gifts as part
or the run. In the upper grades
and In high school the gifts and
Yuletlde greetings were exchanged
Friday, and pupils and teachers
were free for ten days of rest and
happiness. Miss Maude Knight de
parted at once for her home at For
est Grove; Miss Florence Emmons
went to Salem, the home of her
parents; Miss Marguerite Mauzey
went to Lakeview for a visit with
home folks and Miss Geneva Pel
key went to Milton and Walla Wal
la, During the vacation time Prin
cipal George E. Tucker and Mrs.
Tucker made a trip to Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rowell and
Billy motored to Stanfleld Friday
to spend Christmas with Mr. Row
ell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike
The basketball game in the school
gym Friday night was with the boys
from Roosevelt The lone high
school team won by a score of 21
26. This was the first game of the
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balslger de
parted Saturday for Newberg to
spend the holidays with Mrs. Bal-
Mr. and rMs. Henry Rowell mo
tored to Hermiston Friday to bring
Miss Hazel Frank home for the
Christmas vacation. Miss Hazel Is
attending school In Hermiston.
Mrs. Allan Learned of Hadlock,
Wast.., Is spending the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wright and
four sons came over from Baker
Saturday to eat Christmas dinner
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0. H. WARNER DIES
NORTH END HOME
Native of Iowa Was Resident of
Boardman Since 1916; Han
aged Highway Inn.
By Boardman Correspondent
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon in the com
munity church for O. H. Warner.
Mr. .Warner passed away at his
home in Boardman early Sunday
morning, December 25 after a few
weeks of serious illness. Rev. W.
O. Miller conducted the services. A
solo was sung by Mrs. Royal Rands
and the quartette, Mrs. Channing,
Mrs. Surface, Mr. Channing and J.
F. Barlow, sang two selections. Pall
bearers were Guy Barlow, E. Sau-
dus, Bryce Dillabough, E. D. Cra
mer, Dan Ransier and Royal
Rands. Interment was In the
urvm Henry Warner, 70, was
born In Wascion, Ohio, November
4, 1862. When quite young he mov.
ed to Centerville, Iowa, where he
lived for a number of years. On
August 7, 1887, he was married to
Eva L. Johnson. To this union
were born three daughters. He is
survived by his widow and daugh
ters, Mrs. Carl Follette of Fairmont.
Minnesota, Mrs. Charles Goodwin,
lioardman, Mrs. John Heck, Seat
tle, eleven grandchildren, one sister
and nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner moved to
Boardman in 1916 where they have
lived since, having owned and man
aged the Highway Inn. Mr. War
ner was a member of Greenfield
Grange and a charter member of
the I. O. O. F. He was a well re
spected citizen of this community
and leaves many friends to mourn
SMOKER SLATED FOR 13TH.
The Hepnner boxine- commission
has established a ring at the county
dance pavilion and many local
wrestlers and boxers have been
working out assiduously for a
Smoker tO be staeri thpra TTriHo.i-
January 13. The full card will be'
given in a later issue.
"KEEPING HEPPNER ON THE MAP"
dertaken the discussion of a subject of timely interest that is
worthy of consideration by all Heppner citizens, namely, "Keep
ing Heppner on the Map," Heppner, like every town and city
in the United States, and in the world, with few exceptions, has
felt the effects of the business recession. Perhaps it has felt
these effects more keenly than some places because the prices
for the commodities on which it depends for subsistence have
for the last two years failed to bring in enough revenue to meet
cost of production. The fight of property-owners to hold their
property against taxes, interest and mortgage payments has been
strenuous here as elsewhere, and the end is not yet.
Every citizen of Heppner is vitally affected by the well-being
of the city, whether he realizes it or not. Retrogression and
decadence of the business and social structure of Heppner mean
depreciation of property values, shrunken incomes, fewer jobs,
less attractively kept homes and buildings, less social inter
course and the consequent severing of ties of interdependability
and the forcing of the individual more on his own resources.
Heppner people have already seen the working of such a
trend to a degree. They have sensed the ultimate wiping out
of the city entirely, if such a trend be allowed to proceed unim
peded to its logical conclusion. The fact that her citizens are
awake to the condition bespeaks a changing tempo in the trend,
if not a complete diversion of the course again into the chan
nels of progress.
Heppner has long been considered one of the best towns
of its size anywhere by men in a position to judge, and its
status in relation to other such towns has not materially changed.
It is still a mighty good town. That its banks held on long after
those in much larger places had closed their doors is evidence
of good management and a good spirit of cooperation on the
part of their patrons. Many of the devastating effects within
the city from the depressed economic condition of the country
were unavoidable. On the whole businesses and people gener
ally have kept their heads up and have done their individual
best to stem the tide. This effort has been rewarded.
There is much that can be done through united effort to
keep Heppner on the map, and the Lions club is to be com
mended for taking the lead in attempting to accomplish these
things. At the same time, the duty of the individual is clear and
should not be shirked. Each individual should be loyal to the
town and its institutions; he should be willing to cooperate with
every reasonable demand on his time and resources toward bet
terment of the common weal and he should contribute his best
efforts and talents to his job, business or profession that it may
be a better job, business or profession and a little better than is
to be found elsewhere.
Good roads enter into the picture. But good roads may be
either a liability or an asset to a town. That depends entirely
upon what the citizens of the town do about it.
One job of the Heppner community is to sell its merchan
dise and services to its trading territory. If these merchandise
and services be such as may compete with those offered else
where, they should receive their share of patronage. But this
will not be received if those who purchase merchandise and ser
vices do not know about those offered here. Advertising is an
indispensible adjunct to any town. The place that is on its toes
and goes after the business consistently and persistently, gets it.
SENTENCED FOR FORGERY.
Charles Swlndig entered a plea of
guilty to the charge of forgery plac
ed against him by the state of Or
egon, and was sentenced to five
years In the state penitentiary by
presiding judge, D. R. Parker, tn
the wind-up session of the Decem
ber term of circuit court here last
Thursday. A stay of sentence was
granted on posting of additional
bond. The indictment against
Swindig was returned by the grand
jury as the result of an investiga
tion of the affairs of the Heppner
Farmers Elevator company, recent
ly put in the hands of a trustee
ship, of which he was manager.
Jos. J. Nys was counsel for defend
ant SCHOOL OPENS JANUARY 8.
To allay much talk to the con
trary, we are authorized by the
chairman of the board of directors
of School District No. 1 to state
that school will open, following the
mid-winter holidays, on Tuesday,
January 3rd. There has been no
change in the plans of the school
board since the holiday season of
an extra week was declared. The
influenza epidemic has largely spent
itself and there is nothing to hin
der the school work proceeding as
scheduled. All Instructors are ex
pected to be on hand, and it is
hoped nothing will interfere with
the operation of the school to the
close of the spring term.
RED CROSS MEETING SET.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Morrow county chap
ter American Red Cross has been
announced by S. E. Notson, presi
dent, to be held at the office of C.
W. Smith, county agent, tomorrow
(Friday) evening at 7:30-. All mem-
bers of the committee are urged to
be present. Mr. Notson says that
the Morrow county quota is still
short of being subscribed, and asks
that those who expected to pay latr
er at the time of the recent solici
tation take care of the matter as
soon as possible.
ELKS DANCE SLATED.
Heppner Lodge 358,3. P. O. Elks
has slated a New Years Eve watch
party to be held in their hall Sat
urday evening for all Elks and fam
ilies and invited guests. Music for
dancing will be furnished by the
Missildine orchestra. Tickets 50
Heppner Lions clyjj has un
ROAD PROTEST SENT
TQ WASHINGTON D.C.
Senator Steiwer Pushing
Matter With Bureau
of Public Roads.
TWO COURTS UNITED
Wheeler and Morrow Counties Re
sent Winter Closing of Work
on Heppner-Spray Road.
As intimated in last issue, the
citizens of Wheeler and Morrow
counties are not in the best of hu
mor over the closing of work for
the winter on the mountain section
of the Heppner-Spray road. This
was evidenced particularly in the
action taken by Wheeler county
people In the protest sent to the
office of the bureau of public roads
in Portland. Also, by the united
action of the officials of Morrow
and Wheeler counties in Portland
at the time, before the same body
and the state highway commission.
The latter listened to what the rep
resentatives of the two counties
had to say, took no definite action,
but stated that they would get the
"other side" of the situation and
later might have something to say.
However, upon the return of
Judge Campbell from Portland, ar
rangements were made for a joint
meeting of the court and relief
committee representatives of this
county with similar representatives
from Spray and Fossil. They got
together at the ' court house In
Heppner last Thursday afternoon,
and after going Into the matter
thoroughly, formulated a protest,
and unanimously decided to tele
graph the same immediately to Sen
ator Steiwer at Washington. We
give the protest and Senator Stei
wer's reply thereto:
Heppner, Oregon, December 23,
United States Senator,
Washington, D. C.
We, the undersigned, desire to
protest the non-compliance of reg
ulations governing the contract of
the Heppner-Spray road which was
designated and let as an emergency
relief contract to Carl Nyberg, con
tractor, for the following reasons:
Namely, that the provisions of the
Bureau of Public Roads governing
this job have not been carried out
by the contractor.
We further protest the winter
closing down of this job on account
of work being necessary for the
support of our Morrow and Wheel
er county emergency laborers. We
request this work be reopened im
mediately, since the climatic con
ditions do not require suspension
of work. Letter will follow.
Morrow County Court, Morrow
By W. T. Campbell, Judge.
Morrow County Emergency Re
By W. T. Campbell, Chairman.
Wheeler County Court, Wheeler
By Charles Stanford, Judge.
Wheeler County Emergency
By Chas. F. Iremonger, Chm.
To this telegram, Senator Stei
wer made reply as follows:
Washington, D. C, Dec. 23, 1932.
Hon. William T. Campbell, Morrow
County Court, Heppner, Oregon.
Wire signed by yourself, Judge
Stanford and Charles Iremonger
regarding Heppner-Spray road re
ceived. Am taking up with chief
Bureau Public Roads matter of sus
pension of work and will keep you
advised of developments.
Thus the matter stands at pres
ent, as no advice has been received
regarding the action of the bureau
Judge Campbell also reports a
visit to the north end of the coun
ty for a consultation with Newport
Construction Co. who have the con
tract for surfacing the Wallula
cut-off. The company had called
for a list of workers registered
with the emergency relief commit
tee and Judge Campbell furnished
this. Morrow county had been ap
portioned 8 men to put on this job
when the work started, and 15 men
appeared before the contractor,
from whom he chose one, only.
This man may be given work when
the job begins, and he may not;
there was no positive assurance
given. From the manner In which
these two road jobs are being han
dled to date, it would appear that
emergency relief work from these
sources is going glimmering,
Peter Spehar, who barbered for
several years at the Clark barber
shop here and also worked with
sheep on several farms In this vi
cinity, sends season's greetings to
his many Heppner friends from the
Eastern Oregon tuberculosis hos
pital at The Dalles where he has
been for some time undergoing
treatment. He writes that he Is
making good recovery and appre
elated very much being remember
ed by friends here at Christmas
time. He enjoys being called upon
when friends are passing through
Joint Installation Ceremonies Held
Tuesday Evening; Banquet
Served to Members.
The three Masonic bodies of
Heppner Heppner Lodge No. 69,
a. v . s a. m., iieppner cnapter No.
26, R. A. M., and Ruth Chapter No.
32. O. E. S. held annual installs.
tion of officers on Tuesday evening
at masonic nail. A banquet was
served at 6:30 in the dining room,
followed by the installation cere
Hattie Wierhtman war Installing
omcer lor liutn chapter, and had
as her assistants Sara M(MamT
marshal; Jessie Pruyn, chaplain,
ana Virginia Turner, organist. The
new omcers are Gertrude Parker
worthy matron: Earl W Gordon
worthy patron; Ealor Huston, asso
ciate matron; nusseii jsj. .Pratt, as
sociate natron: Hazel Vauehn. cnn.
ductress; Lena Cox, associate con-
auctress JNeme Anderson treamir.
er: Harriet. Oemmell ouprntarv-
Daisy Shivelv. chaDlain: Alice Pratt.
marsnaii; Virginia Turner, organ
ist: Marv Fatterson Aria- TTVlith
.Miner, tuxih, ay Ferguson, Esther;
Uma COX. Martha: (ilariva rinnri.
man, Electa; Anna Wightman, war-
aer; j. u. Turner, sentinel.
Following this ceremony, Flor
ence Huehes. retiring worthy ma
tron, was presented with a past ma
trons' pin, jj'rank S. -Parker mak
ing the presentation. E. R. Hus
ton, retiring worthy patron, and
Mrs. Wightman were also present
ed gifts from the chapter. The past
matron's club presented the new
matron a beautiful basket of yel
C. J. D. Bauman, installing offi
cer, was assisted by R. C. Wight
man as marshal and the following
were inducted into the offices of
Heppner Chapter No. 26, R. A. M.:
J. J. Wightman, high priest; Gay
M. Anderson, king; Harry Tamblyn,
scribe; Frank Gilliam, treasurer;
E. R. Huston, secretary; Chas. B.
Cox, captian of the host; C. J. D.
Bauman, principal sojourner; P. M.
Gemmell, royal arch captain; W. C.
Cox, master 3rd yell; Geo. McDuf
fee. master 2d veil- f! w McN..
mer, master 1st veil; W. E. Pruyn,
Acting as installing officer for
the Blue Lodee. Frank Gilliam hart
the honor of inducting two of his
sons into tne principal offices of the
order, when he installed Leonard L.
Gilliam as worshipful master and
E. Earle Gilliam, senior warden.
He was assisted by C. J. D. Bau
man as marshn.ll and the other nt.
fleers installed were Marvin Wight
man, junior warden; Frank S. Par
ker, treasurer; Spencer Crawford,
secretary; Hanson Hughes, senior
deacon; Lawrence Beach, junior
deacon: J. O. Turner, senior stew
ard; H. A. Cohn, junior steward; C.
J. D. Bauman. marahall W f) rii
chaplain; W. E. Pruyn, tyler.
Jti. tt. iuston, the retiring mas
ter, was presented a nast master's
jewel, R. C. Wightman making the
SEED LOAN APPROVED.
An appropriation of S50.00.000 was
approved recently by congress as
" emergency agricultural credit
loan to be used through the office
of the secretary of aericulture In
making seed loans In the same man
ner as was loiiowed last year. Un
der this set-up individual farmers
are loaned ud to $400 for seed nnr-
chases. A waiver of other Indebt
edness is asked for providing for
the repayment of this lnan from
the first proceeds of the crop. Loan
committees are established in each
county through whom applications
are made. W. E. Moore has heen
appointed a member of the com
mittee ror Morrow county. Many
farmers of this muntv took art.
vantage of the loan last year. Loans
iui- seeuing purposes are also avail
able through the Reconstruction
Finance corporation, savs Chas. W.
Smith, county agent.
COMBINED PROGRAM HTT.T.Tt.
Miss Ann Sheridan and Miss
Theresa Ouielev. teachers nf the
Pleasant Point and B r o 3 n a n
schools, combined their Christmas
programs Friday evening, Decem
ber 23, at 8 o'clock at the Pleasant
Point school. A very pleasant time
was enjoyed by many of the neigh-
Dors ana inenas of the schools. In
teresting plays, some composed bv
pupils, were given. Assisting on
tne program were Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. W. Staggs, Jim Ashworth and
Son Billy Of Weston. piiesta at the
Antone Cunha home. Mrs. Staggs
win oe remembered as Miss Mary
Lonsdale who taught at Pleasant
Point two years aso: Eddie and
Mat Kenny, Eileen Kenny, Jim
uaiy, mene awaggart and Theresa
Qulgley. The fatter five offered
John Skuzeskl. Hennner tallnr
and native of Russia, and Patrick
Henry Mclntire, local laborer and
native or Ireland, were each grant
ed their final citizenship papers by
Judge D. R. Parker, after examin
ations given in the course of the
recent term of circuit court D. A.
Wilson and W. E. Moore were wit
nesses for Mclntire and J. J. Wells
and Michael Kenny were witnesses
for Skuzeskl. Each of the appli
cants was commended for the sat
isfactory manner in which he an
swered the questions given him.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Riggs of
Eugene were guests at the home
of Mrs. Rlggs' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. D. Clark, for the Christ
Portland Exchange Allows
50 Pet. Reduction in
2-CENT SAVING SEEN
Schedule Effective Dec. 22 Should
Save Morrow Grain Grower
Several Thousand Dollars.
A substantial saving to Morrow
county wheat farmers will result
from the new schedule of dockage
and smutting charges adopted by
the Merchants Exchange of Port
land, effective Dec 22, 1932. The
new schedule allows a reduction of
fifty per cent in "discounts for test
andlor admixtures Dec. 22, 1932 to
June 30, 1933 inclusive" on all class
es of wheat including soft white,
western white, hard winter, yellow
hard winter, dark hard winter,
hard white, Bluestem, Early Baart,
Hard Federation, Burbank and
Bunyip, which cover all wheats
grown in Morrow county.
A copy of the new schedule was
received this week by C. W. Smith,
county agent, from G. R. Hyslop,
extension specialist of Oregon State
college. Both Mr. Smith and Mr.
Hyslop have had an active part in
campaign which resulted in the is
suance of the new schedule. A
conference of representatives from
all eastern Oregon wheat growing
counties with grain buying inter
ests was held at Portland last Aug
ust 19 when the farmers' demand
for lower charges was presented,
and which is believed to have been
largely responsible for the reduc
tion. Mr. Smith and J. O, Turner,
local attorney-wheat grower, repre
sented Morrow county at the meet
ing. Obtaining of the new schedule
is looked upon as a victory for the
farmers, though it does not include
all that was asked for.
New Rates Given,
The farmers asked that the dis
count charges be made on a per
centage basis instead of the old
cents per bushel basis. This, how
ever, was not changed In the new
schedule, the charges remaining on
a cents per bushel basis.
The test and or admixture dis
count charges on the different
classes of wheat raised in this
county are cut exactly In half by
the new schedule. Under the old
schedule, by grades, these were: 60
lb. none, 59 lb. lc, 68 lb. 2c, 57 lb. 3c,
56 lb. 4c, 55 lb. 5c, 54 lb. 7c, 53 lb. 9c,
52 lb. 12c, 51 lb 15c. (The amount
of discount for each weight per bu
shel is in cents per bushel.) Under
the new schedule the discount for
each weight respectively, in cents
per bushel, is 1-2, 1, 1 1-2, 2, 2 1-2,
3 1-2, 4 1-2, 6 and 7 1-2. These dis
counts are for the various weight
grades where admixture is not over
10 percent Where admixture runs
from 10 to 15 percent, there is an
additional one cent increase tn the
discount for each weight grade;
from 15 to 25 per cent, a half cent
increase; from 25 to 35 per cent, an
other half cent Increase, and from
35 to so per cent admixture, anoth
er half cent Increase in the amount
of discount for each weight grade.
All Classes Affected.
This schedule of charges applies
in full to soft white, western white,
hard winter and yellow hard win
ter classes. There is a variation in
the charges on dark hard winter.
hard white, Bluestem, Early Baart
Hard Federation, Burbank and
Bunyip, with the percentages of in
crease greater in the lower weight
classes, and the provision that
wheats under these classes are not
applicable on contract except by
mutual agremeent If the admixture
is more than 10 per cent The lat
ter classes of wheat come under
"milling wheats" while the former
classes on which the full schedule
as given applies, are market classi
fications. Under the new schedule "dock
age" and "excess moisture" charges
are also reduced fifty per cent. The
dockage charge is for wheat grad
ing below No. 1 on account of con
taining inseparable foreign mater
ial, damaged kernels or other grain.
The new charges, by grades, are:
No. 2, lc per bushel; No. 3, 2c per
bushel; No. 4, 3c per bushel. The
excess moisture charges, by grades,
are: No. 2, lc per bushel; No. 3, 2c
per bushel; No. 4, not applicable
on contracts, except by mutual
agreement as to discount, but if
wheat Is unloaded before official
grade is established, and cannot be
reloaded, the discount shall not ex
ceed five cents per bushel.
The charge for resacklng under
the new schedule is reduced one
cent from 7 cents to 6 cents per
Smutting Charge Cut
The charge for cleaning smutty
wheat, formerly scheduled with an
Increased charge for sacked over
bulk grain, was rescheduled with a
single charge covering both sacked
and bulk grain. This charge is re
duced 15 cents a ton, with the new
schedule of charges, by per cent of
smut content, as follows: 1-2 to 1
pet Inc., 35o per ton; 1 1-2 to 3 pet
Inc., 45o per ton; 8 1-2 to 7 pet. Inc.,
65c per ton; 7 1-2 to 15 pet. ino, 85o
The new schedule of charges
(Continued on Paf Four)