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Volume 49, Number 49.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
BILL WOULD AMEND
Safeguards Placed About
Business if New Meas
ure Becomes Law.
MORE TIME NEEDED
Legislature Will Not be Able to
Finish Work In Regular Time
According to Outlook Now.
By JAP CRAWFORD.
Salem, Feb. 13. Such faults in
the warehouse laws as permitted
the recent upheaval of the Heppner
Farmers Elevator company will be
etminated if a bill prepared by Max
Gehlar, director of the state de
partment of agriculture, becomes
law. Gehlar's bill is being spon
sored by Representatives Scott,
Beet and Wells and Senator Mann.
It was thrown into the hopper this
Plenty of safeguards are thrown
about the grain warehouse business
in the new bill, which, if enacted,
will repeal many sections of the
existing code. The bill provides for
state-issued receipts, which all
state-licensed warehouses must use,
and asks for anual, and as much
oftener as the department may re
quire, reports showing exactly the
amount of wheat handled by the
warehouse in the report period, as
well as an exact record of the re
A heavy penalty is provided for
any wrong issuance of receipts, and
the interests of the owner of the
grain are well protected in many
For instance every warehouse Is
required to have a conspicuous
sign stating whether it is or is not
a state-licensed warehouse, and
while federal-licensed warehouses
do not come under the act, a pen
alty of $50 a day is provided for ev
ery day the warehouse operates
without a license. Under the act
the district atotrtiey for the dis
trict in which any non-complying
warehouse is located, is enforced
to administer the provisions of the
act within ten days after he is giv
en notice by the department of ag
riculture. A bond is required of all state
licensed warehouses from a suretv
company authorized to do business
in the state of Oregon in the amount
of five cents for each bushel ca
pacity of the warehouse, with a
minimum of not less than $25000
and a maximum of not more than
The act provides for the issuance
by warehousemen of trust receipts
to owners of grain when the orig
inal negotiable receipt is surren
dered for shipment of the grain,
and a penalty is provided for fail
ure to issue such trust receipt
Owners are also privileged to In
spect the grain on storage at any
time during a regular business day
In the warehouse in which their
grain is situated, and may have an
audit of their grain on storage
made by the department of agri
culture on request for a fee of $25.
The bill has been given much con
sideration already by legislators
from the farming districts, and it
is thought by many that If enact
ed, it will result In much improve
ment in the warehouse situation
over the state.
Due to end Its stated 40-day ses
sion next Friday, the 37th legisla
tive assembly paused In its law
making activities for an hour and a
half this afternoon to honor the
memory of Abraham Lincoln. A
joint session of the house and sen
ate was held for the purpose in the
house chamber, with Fred E. Kid
dle, senate president, master of
ceremonies. Judge Wallace iMc
Camant gave the address for the
occasion, termed "interesting and
scholarly" by President Kiddle, in
which he related the trying period
incident to the Civil War, and paid
high tribute to the martyred presi
dent, who, he said, knew the
heart-throbs of the people in spite
of vociferous expressions to the
contrary, and had the courage of
his convictions sufficient to preserve
the nation at one of the most try
ing times in Its history.
Members of the supreme court
and state ofllcials were guests of
honor at the service, though the
governor was unavoidably prevent
ed from being present
Though due to end Its delibera
tions Friday, there is practically
no one about the state house who
believes it will be possible for the
solons to finish their work so as to
adjourn at that time.' Conjecture
Is rife as to whether one or three
additional weeks will be necessary
to complete the work In hand. So
far very little of the work of the
ways and means committee has
been passed upon by the assembly,
leaving the very large task of de
ciding what the coBt of govern
ment for the next biennlum will be
and then providing revenue for the
period as well as mora revenue to
clean up the overhanging deficit
A new trend In government econ-
omy came to the surface today in
a message to the assembly from
the governor, In which he recom
mended that consideration be given
to the matter of extending the rec-
ommended 10 to 30 percent cut in
salaries of state officers to all coun-
(Continued on Pag Four)
JEWIE E. MCMURRAT.
- In the basketball game played
February 10 in the school gymna
Bium, Boadman defeated lone by
a score of 15-17. The Valentine's
Day game which was to have been
played with Lexington, was post
poned to a later date. This was
made necessary by broken water
pipes at the school house.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanaon mo
tored to Salem recently and on the
return trip were accompanied by
their daughter, Mrs. Elmo McMll
tan, and little granddaughter, Bev
erly June, who will visit here for
some time. Also coming with them
was Miss Irene Miller, a friend of
the family, and Mrs. Homer Lyons
who is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Helen Farrena Miss Miller re
turned to her home Sunday.
George W. French of Pasco, who
is to take charge of the Standard
Oil plant at this place, has rented
an apartment from Mrs. John Louy
on Main street His family arrived
Mr. and Mra Frank Lundell en-
tertained twenty-five guests at din
ner Thursday evening of last week
In honor of their son Billy s third
birthday anniversary. Among the
guests were many of Billy s play
mates. A play room was arranged
for the children, and while the
youngsters played with toys, the
older folks enjoyed cards. The lit
tle honoree received many nice
Miss Crystal Sparks came down
from Heppner last week and is
spending a few weeks, the guest of
Mrs. Emily McMurray.
Mrs. Walter Corley entertained
with two tables of bridge Saturday
evening, honoring Mrs. M. E. Cot
ter, it being the anniversary of her
birth. High honors went to Mrs.
Roy Lleuallen and consolation to
M. E. Cotter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lundell en
tertained with four tables of bridge
Saturday evening at their home on
Main street, honoring Mr. and Mrs.
Elmo McMillan of Salem, guests in
our city. Prizes were won by Mrs.
C. W. Swanson and Elmo McMillan.
Delicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. D. M. Ward returned home
Friday after a pleasant visit with
her sister, Mrs. Karl Farnsworth,
in The Dalles.
The sudden drop in temperature
on Wednesday night of last week,
when the thermometers registered
sixteen and eighteen degrees below
zero, brought fresh worries to the
farmers who had re-seeded their
wheat. The snow fall which came
over the week end was a few days
too late as the ground was already
frozen. Elmer Griffith, cooperative
observer of Morgan, reports that
the amount of water in the recent
snow fall was .41 of an inch.
The youngsters, with sleds and
skiis, were having a jolly time on
the old coasting track Sunday.
The James Botts family who have
been spending the past two weeks
at the Charley Botts home in lone,
made an attempt Saturday to re
turn to their home near Yakima,
but failed in-as-much as the Co
lumbia was so full of ice that cross
ing was Impossible.
Ione's motion picture show Is now
being given on Friday nights. The
next show will feature George Ar
liss In "A Successful Calamity."
Mrs. Kenneth Blake was honored
at a surprise birthday party Satur
day evening at the home of Mrs.
Charley Christopherson. The time
was spent In playing cards. Fifteen
ladles were present. Mrs. Blake
was given a card table as a gift
from her friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lundell were
hosts at a large bridge party one
evening the first of last week at
Odd Fellows hall. Forty guests
were present. Cards were enjoyed
until the refreshments of ice cream,
cake and coffee were served, after
which dancing was in order. At
bridge high scores were made by
Mrs. Lyle N. Riggs and Carl Allyn;
low by Mrs. George E. Tucker and
Misa Lorraine Thompson, teacher
in the) Morgan school, spent last
week end in Lexington, the guest
of Mrs. Elsie Beach. She attended
Lexington Grange Saturday eve
ning and from there, in company
with a party of others, motored to
the Frank Munkers country resi
dence where a home dance was
given. Eighty-four guests were
George Kitchlng of Morgan made
a trip to Portland Friday, return
ing Saturday. He was hauling
wheat for Al Troedson.
Mrs. Elmer Griffith of Morgan -is
enjoying a Visit with her niece,
Miss Madeline Goodall of Portland.
Miss Goodall made the trip to;
Morgan in company with John
Krebs who was a business visitor in
the city last week.
Mrs. Fred Ritchie was called to
the Emil Carlson home Saturday to
nurse members of the family who
are ill with influenza.
Several more cases of measles
have been reported among school
children and those of pre-school
Bill, Emmet and Bob Botts fur
nished music at the dance at Mik-
kalo Saturday night. Others go
ing from here were Clarence Nel
son and Bruce Botts.
ELKS TO HAVE ANNUAL BALL
The annua ball of Heppner
Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. E., will be
given, at their hall Wednesday eve
ning, February 22. This will be
an occasion for Elks and their la
dies and invited guests, and music
will be by the Misslldine orchestra.
Henry Schwarz is at the block
In Central Market this week owing
to the illness of Mr, Kelly, who is
confined at home.
Adams High Plays Local
Team Tomorrow Night
The hoposters of Heppner high
have been showing a lot tif improve
ment in their playing during the
past week, and are getting them
selves in readiness to meet the Ad
ams team. The game between these
two teams will be on at the high
school gym tomorrow, Friday, eve
ning at 7:30.
Adams has been winning numer
ous games and at present stands
an equal chance with Pendleton at
the tournament. No doubt the
Heppner and Adams teams will put
on a'flne exhibition of fast playing
tomorrow night, and the game
should be a drawing card.
COURT OF HONOR
HELD FOR SCOUTS
President Hoover Award Presented
Troop 61; Advancements and
Merit Badges Feature.
The presentation of the President
Hoover Award to Troop No. 61, Bov
Scouts of Heppner, was an event
of the court of honor held at the
school auditorium last evening,
when the four patrols were brought
together in regular troop meeting,
The presentation was by C. W.
Smith, chairman of the troop com
mittee. The award came in recog
nition of these facts: the troop had
to grow, showing a larger mem
bership than the year previous
maintain satisfactory scheduled
meetings and activities during
1932, and live up to the require
ments pertaining to achievements
and advancements; made a study
of the 10-year Boy Scout program
and adopted it; that is, at least one
boy out of every 4 boys in this
community a Boy Scout during the
next ten years.
Fred Hoskins, Jr., Paul McCarty,
Robert Baker and Ernest Clark
were advanced to the rank of sec
ond class scouts, and 25 merit badge
certificates were awarded.
Following the court of honor the
boys enjoyed basketball on the gym
CLUB STUDIES PHILIPPINES.
Mantilla-draped Spanish senoras
greeted the members of the Wom
an's Study club at their Monday
evening meeting, held at the home
of Mrs. Walter Moore. Mrs. .Moore,
Mrs. Glenn Jones and Mra Chas.
Cox were hostesses. The program
for the evening centered about the
Philippine Islands, with Mrs. Frank
Turner, Mrs. J. D. Cash, Mrs. Chas.
Cox, Mrs. W. P. Mahoney and Mrs.
Glenn Jones giving short talks on
the islands. Miss Charlotte Woods
sang "Adeste Fidelis," "Los Estu
diantes" and "Chiquita" in Span
ish, Virginia Dix being her accom
panist Following the program the guests,
seated on the floor in true Oriental
fashion, partook of "beetle soup"
and coffee. The soup was made
from a recipe found in one of the
books used for the evening's study.
The Morrow county style of "bee
tles" used would hardly be found
in any entomological classification,
but the result seemed to appeal to
the ladies' palates quite as well as
the real thing.
MOTHER DIES IN MONTANA.
Mrs. Mary Moore, mother of Wal
ter E. Moore of this city, died at the
home of her sons, Frank and John
T. Moore in Eureka, Montana, on
Friday, February 10, at the age of
87 years, and following an extended
Illness. Funeral services were held
there Monday. The surviving chil
dren of Mrs. Moore are seven sons
and one daughter, these being
Frank and John T. of Eureka; Fred
of Yakima, Edward of Seattle,
Ernest of Pocatello, Arthur of Port
land, Walter E. of Heppner, and
Mrs. W. A. Alexander of Tuscon,
Arizona. Owing to the inclemency
of the weather, as well as pressing
matters of business, Walter was
unable to be present at the funeral
of his mother.
FLYING EAGLES MEET.
The Flying Eagle partol (Ameri
can Legion) of the local Boy Scout
troop, had a patrol meeting Friday
after school in the high school ref
erence room where they made plans
for advancement for the next court
of honor, when all the members of
the patrol are trying for advance
ment. They postponed the hike they
had planned for Satuday because
of the weather, but they will have
one as soon as the weather per
mits. The next meeting will be
Friday when they will work upon
the first aid contest which will be
held In the near future.
WALLA WALLA BANKS CLOSE.
Report came to Heppner earlv
Tuesday morning that two of the
leading banking Institutions of
Walla Walla, the First Natlpnal
bank and the Union Savings " &
Trust company, had taken advant
age of a 60-day moritorium, and
did not open for business. This
leaves Walla Walla with but one
bank now, the pioneer Baker &
Boyer institution. The closed banks,
according to later reports, hope to
get going again at the end of the
holiday on a consolidation basis.
KNIGHTS TO MEET.
Dorlo Lodge No. 20, K. of P., will
meet Tuesday evening, Feb. 21. W.
W. Smead, district deputy grand
chancellor, states that business of
Importance will come before the
meeting and all members are re
quested to attend.
OBSERVED BY CLUB
Short Talks Made by Lions Mem
bers on Early Impressions of
Linvln'ft hlrf.hlnv flnnluAwinrv
was observed by the Lions Monday
with short talks by members featur
ing the program. The speaker for
the dav was unable to be nresent
and the following were called upon
ror extemporaneous tains on tne
subject, "My Impressions of Lin
coln Rftreivert In Snhnnl"- T T
Nys, E. F. Bloom, Chas. W. Smith,
can uoraon, apencer crawrord
and 8 V. NTnfanni
Traits of character and anecdotes
or the Great Emancipator were
brought out in the discussions, and
it was evident that impressions of
Lincoln received in school had
been very much revised in later
J. L. Gault, receiver of the local
oanics, and H. H. Hall, receiver of
closed banks at Bn
ana wmeville, were guests of the
club and made short talks Mi-
Hall was in Heppner to assist Mr.
Gault in eettin? started with th
work here, and in his talk ex
plained the functions of a bank re
ceiver, and made a. utmnir nimi tnr-
cooperation of the people of the
community with the receiver. He
said the receiver was the represen
tative of the depositors and in his
dealings with the banks' customers
his actions were governed by reg
ulations, with the interests of the
depositors paramount at all times.
It is necessary, however, Mr. Hall
pointed out for the receiver to act
as arbitrator between the interests
of the depositors and the interests
of the debtor in order to fully carry
out his trust.
Stating that for a great many
years he had been interested in
Heppner, Mr. Gault explained his
knowledge of the town had been
gained through relationship to Geo.
Oonser, for many years cashier of
the First National bank
stated that he hoped to so conduct
me liquidation of the banks here
that when the iob whs flniaho h
would be able to retain the friend-
snip or the people of the commu
nity. He stated that he had no
other purpose than to do his best to
relieve the situation and asked for
the help and cooperation of every-
First Section of Report
On Farm Outlook Issued
The trend of dfimnnH m,r,i,.
prices and -costs of farm -nH,.to
during the next year is indefinite,
out it seems certain that it will be
necessary for farmers to again
plan operations on a live-at-home
basis, according to the first division
of the 1933 Oregon farm outlook
just released bv the cnll
The report contains sections on
the treneral Drice levnl fo
and income, the demand outlook,
farm costs and on planning the
farm business, with several charts
to supplement the subject matter.
Specific crop outlooks wili be re
One chart shows the trend nf tho
general commodity price level for
iiiuro man iuu years, which makes
it evident that depressions have fol
lowed the war-time infln Mnn ahiv,
has occurred three times since 1800.
ine report points out that this is
one of the principal factors in the
present larm situation, as farm
prices usually fall faster and far
ther in post-war depressions than
prices in general.
As a result, farm icome gets out
of line with 'the cost of farming,
and farmers have irreat rilfflrnitv tn
pay interest and taxes, operate the
larm Dusiness, and maintain their
The money cost of most thing.)
farmers spend their incomes for
has come down materially during
the last vear. but the xohncro ,,oi
ue of farm products for the things
wnicn make up the cost of farming
has decreased, according to index
numbers given in the circular.
One feature of the outlook circu
lar just released is a plan for an
alyzing and budgeting the farm
business, with a sample form and
instruction for its use.
ComillOlHtV OUtlOok InfnrmnHnn
will be released in another circular,
ana copies of all of the Oregon
farm outlook reports are available
from county agricultural agents or
direct from the college.
STAR SOCIAL CLUB MF.ETS.
Mrs. Wilson Eayloss and Mrs.
Hanson Hughes were hostesses for
the meeting on Saturday afternoon
of the O. E. S. Social club at Ma
sonic hall, when several tables of
bridge were in play, in which the
ionowing guests had part: Mos
dames'E. W. Gordon. 15. F.
Charles Vaughn, L E. Dick, C. w!
Mcwamer, liussell Pratt W. P. Ma
honey, E. F. Bloom, Chas. B. Cox,
D, T. Goodman. Mrs. Rnnnln rvv-n.
ran and Mra. Blanche Patterson.
iionors for high score went to Mrs.
Gordon. Dainty refreshments of
nucKieDerry pie with whipped
cream and coffee were served.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to thank nil fHondo
nolghbors and relatives for their
lumiiy sympatny ana aid extended
to us in our hour of sorrow, and
for the many beautiful floral offer
ings. Mrs. Catherine Doherty and
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kenny
Set for Feb. 24 and 25
The entertainment being spon
sored by Heppner Lions for the
relief of the Relief committee, will
be on Friday and Saturday eve
nings, Feb. 24 and 25. This paper
gave the .dates as Feb. 17 and 18,
but we got our wires crossed in thus
attempting to pull off the show a
week ahead of time.
This entertainment contemplates
a picture show, and musical num
bers by the Misslldine trio, Harold
Becket and his banjo, and the
JAS. G. DOHERTY
Morrow Stockman Dies Suddenly
Saturday at Biackhorse Home;
Came to County in 1885.
The sudden passing of James G.
Doherty at his home in Biackhorse
Saturday morning came as a severe
shock to his immediate family and
relatives, as well as the numerous
friends of the family. Mr. Doherty
had prepared to come to Heppner
with his neighbor, Oral Scott, and
as he was stepping into the car,
was stricken. A physician was im
mediately called from town, but
Mr. Doherty had passed away be
fore his arrival. The stroke came
without warning, though Mr. Do
herty has for some time past not
been in the best of health.
Funeral services were conducted
Monday by Rev. P. J. Stack at the
local Catholic church, and were at
tended by a large number of
friends of the deceased, besides his
relatives and Immediate family
and the attendance was indicative
of the esteem in which he was held
in this community, so long his resi
dence. James G. Doherty was born In
County Gonegal, Ireland, April 14,
1867, the son of Frances and Cath
erine Grant Doherty. He came
from the Old County to America in
1883 and settled first at Vinson in
Umatilla county, where, he remain
ed for two years while working for
the Cunningham Sheep & Land
company. He then located in
Biackhorse, some six miles north
of Heppner, taking up a homestead
and timber culture. Mr. Doherty
added to his holdings in this sec
tion until he had acquired many
acres of farm and stock lands.
Stockraising and farming became
his occupation during the remain
der of his sojourn here.
Mr. Doherty was married to Miss
Catherine Doherty at Pendleton in
July, 1893. He is survived by the
widow and the following children:
Mrs. Con McLaughlin of Lena, Mrs.
Owen McLaughlin of Tacoma, Wn.,
Mrs. Sam J. Turner of Heppner,
Mrs. Harvey Miller of Lexington,
Mrs. Harry Howard, Kent, Wn.,
Miss Tina Doherty, Portland;
Frances Doherty, Eugene Doherty,
Bernard Doherty, Gertrude Doher
ty, Helen Doherty, Paul Doherty
and Betty Doherty, all of Heppner,
and a sister, Mrs. Michael Kenny of
Burial was in Heppner cemetery,
Case Mortuary having charge of
COOK STOVE EXPLODES.
Because no one happened to be
right near at the time a very ser
ious, if not fatal accident was avert
ed at the Henry Happold residence
Monday morning when the range
in the kitchen exploded. Mr. Hap
pold had the fire going in the stove
for some minutes when the explo
sion occurred, and it so happened
that he was in an adjoining room
just at the moment, and other mem
bers of the family were not yet up.
Frozen pipes no doubt caused the
trouble, and the explosion not only
badly wrecked the range, but it
made a bad mess of the kitchen. It
is possible that Mr. Happold might
have been hurt some, but the force
of the blow up was away from
wnere he happened to be standing
at the time.
CIRCLE GIVES CARD PARTY.
Maple Circle, Neighbors of
Woodcraft, entertained at their hall
Monday evening with a card party.
Nine tables of 500 were in play, and
those attending enjoyed a good so-
citl time. Hams were given those
winning high honors. Mrs. L. E.
Dick received the award for the
ladies and Ambrose Chapin for the
men, each being awarded a ham.
Consolation prizes of salt and pep
pers went to Mrs. Crocket Sprouls
and Billy Schwarz. Following the
playing refreshments of sand
wiches and coffe were served. The
quilt to be given away shortly by
the Circle ladies, was on exhibition
LINCOLN SUPPER ENJOYED.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Smith
were hosts Sunday evening at a de
lightful Lincoln birthday buffet
supper, having as their guests Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Cohn, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Snider, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gilliam,
Mr. and Mra. P. M, Gemmell, Mr.
and Mrs. Spencer Crawford and
Mrs. Adelyn O'Shea.
Shakespeare said "Delay is haz
ardous." Yes it has proved even
tragic for those families whose
breadwinners waited too long to
get that precious thing called Pro
tection. Pay pennies now for dol
lars later when Most Needed! See
A. Q. Thomson for New York Life
Protection and Investment policies.
By BEULAH B. NICHOJB.
Saturday, February 11, was J. B.
Carmichael's eightieth birthday
and in honor of the occasion his
two daughters, Miss Merle Car
michael and Mrs. Harry Turner
arranged a surprite party for him.
At five o'clock a delicious turkey
dinner was enjoyed by members of
the family and later a number of
friends were invited in for the eve
ning. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Carmichael, Mr. and-Mrs.
J. E. Gentry, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner, Miss
Ruth Turner, Mrs. Caroline Kuns,
Mrs. Laura Scott Mrs. Eva Lane,
Mrs. Ola Ward, Miss Merle Car
michael, Tom Barnett, Ray McAl
lister, Clarence and Park Carmich
ael. Five hundred was played dur
ing the evening with high scores
being won by Mrs. Wilcox and Mr.
Turner. Dainty refreshments were
served at the close of the evening.
Last Thursday night at the J. E.
Gentry home occurred the weekly
Bible study class in connection with
the monthly business meeting of
the Loyal Bereans class of the
Church of Christ Fifteen were in
attendance. A profitable and pleas
ant evening was spent, inclusive of
delicious refreshments served by
Mrs. Gentry, and a social hour.
This week's study will be at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bar
nett Valentine's Day was fittingly ob
served at the school. During the
afternoon little parties for the
youngsters were held in different
rooms where games were played
and valentines exchanged.
Mrs. Roy Leonard and three chil
dren. Dale, Edith and Carol Broad
ley, of Farmington, Wash., are vis
iting at the home of Mrs. S. C. Mc
Millan. The banquet given the Loyal
Workers class of the Christian
Bible school on account of their
recent victory in the contest, oc
curred Wednesday evening. Cov
ers were laid for the thirty mem
bers, of whom twenty-seven were
present A splendid spirit prevail
ed. Garland Thompson acted as
toastmaster, and did it ably. A
number of fine responses were
made. All professed a fine time.
On Friday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. S. G. McMillan a very pleas
ant surprise party was given the
members of the Ladies Aid society,
honoring Mrs W. P. McMillan of
Corvallis, Mrs. Maude Pointer of
Salem and Mrs. Roy Leonard of
Farmington, Wash., ail of whom are
former residents of Lexington. Af
ter a very delightful afternoon
spent in visiting and renewing old
acquaintances, refreshments of
sandwiches, cake and coffee were
served by the hostess assisted by
ner aaugnter, Naomi, and niece,
Edith Broadley. The guests were
Mesdames Sadie Lewis, Laura Scott
.tnei wncox, Nellie Palmer. Golda
Leathers, Estelle Inderbitzen, Car
oline Kuns, Elsie Beach, Alta Cuts-
forth, Florence McMillan, Ruth Mc
Millan, Freida Slocum, W. P. Mc
Millan, Maude Pointer and Rov
Bert Thornburg is going about
on crutches as a result of a badly
Dr. McMurdo was in Lexington
Monday afternoon calling on Mra.
S. C. McMillan who has been ser
Preceding the business meeting
of Lexington Grange Saturday eve
ning, the lecturer, Bernice Bauman,
presented the following very inter
esting program: Reading, "O Cap
tain, My Captain," Eileen Kelly;
the remainder of the program was
in charge of the Boy Scouts, di
rected by their scoutmaster, George
Gillis. The scout laws were ex
plained by Dale Yoeum, Keith Gen
try, Danny Dinges, Lyle Allyn, La
Verne Wright and Lester McMil
lan. Keith Gentry discussed the
scout badge and LaVerne Wright
gave a demonstration of artificial
respiration and also showed how to
pick up an injured person. Several
of the scouts are musically Inclin
ed and have learned to play the
guitar quite beautifully as was
shown in the several numbers giv
en during the program. LaVerne
Wright played a solo, "Red River
Valley,' and Keith Gentry and
Danny Dinges played a duet. La
Verne then favored the audience
with "The Stars and Stripes For
ever,' and responded to an encore
with "When the Moon Comes Over
the Mountain." All the boys then
participated in a game of "Scandi
navian baseball," which created
much hilarity and amusement
They ended the program by giving
the scout prayer. During the bus
iness meeting several committees
reported, among them the agricul
tural committee, by H. V. Smouse
.who outlined the program of this
committee for the next six months.
The Grange decided to try to raise
enough money to pay the dues of
delinquent members. The first and
second degrees were exemplified to
a class of four, composed of Mrs.
Elsie Beach, Miss Loraine Thomp
son, Miss Ellen Nelson and Law
rence Beach. They will receive the
third and fourth degrees at the
A dance will be given by Lexing
ton Grange Saturday night Feb.
18. Supper tickets will be sold at
the door for 25c for men and 15c
for women and the dancing will be
free to all those having supper tick
ets. Good music will be provided.
W. C. Bush, examiner of operat
ors and chauffeurs, was in town
Thursday and a large number of
people of this vicinity availed them
selves of the opportunity to take
the examination for their new driv
er and chauffeur licenses.
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$5000 Issue Authorized by
Meeting of Business
MARCH 1 ISSUE DATE
Board Elected to Administer Warrant-Secured
Now Being Worked Out
With about fifty representatives
of the business interests of Hepp
ner in attendance, the mass meet
ing at Elks' temple Monday evennig
voted almost unanimously to un
dertake the issuance of "sheepskin"
scrip for the purpose of relieving
the stringency in the market for
school district and other municipal
warrants. Dean T. Goodman, orig
inal sponsor of the idea here, pre
sided, and gave a thorough explan
ation of the plan as presented by
the committee appointed two weeks
ago by Mayor Gay M. Anderson.
The plan submitted by the commit
tee was adopted with but one ma
Elected to administer the scrip
issue were Mr. Goodman, D. A.
Wilson, L. E. Bisbee, Chas. Thom
son and Spencer Crawford. J. J.
Nys was selected as ex officio mem
ber and legal advisor of the board.
Following the general meeting the
board was called together and pre
liminary plans as to details of or
ganization, size, desjgn, amount of
denominations of scrip, etc., were '
started. Mr. Goodman was chosen
as chairman of the board, and a
secretary will be selected later.
As adopted by the meeting the
plan calls for an issue of not more
than $5000 in scrip, to be released
as absorbed in the regular order of
business. The scrip is to be secured
by warrants of school districts,
oity and county, and will be re
deemable on or before January 81
1934. Denominations of 5c, 25c, 50c,
$1, $5 and $10 were tentatively de
In operation the plan adopted
would permit holders of warrants
issued up to the first of March this
year to dispose of not to exceed $50
worth of the paper per month, tak
ing a five per cent discount The
scrip so received will be accepted
by the business houses of the city
at face value and will be used, so
far as transacting business in
Heppner Is concerned, as money. If
at any time any business house of
the city accumulates more of the
scrip than it is possible to place
back in local circulation, the priv
ilege will be given to use the scrip
for the purchase of warrants held
by the organization, thus retiring
scrip to the amount of the warrant
purchased. A3 the warrants held
by the organization are called, scrip
to the amount of the cash received
for the warrants will be redeemed.
The five per cent discount on the
warrants, with the interest earned
by the warrants, is expected to
more than defray the expenses of
Feeling that those receiving war
rants for services rendered are not
getting a fair shake because of the
exhorbitant discount being asked
for cashing their paper, and because
or many of them finding it Impossi
ble to get cash enough to pay their
living expenses; and believing that
the plan suggested offered a solu
tion for the problem without risk
to anyone,. the business men at the
meeting expressed themselves as
willing to acept the scrip at face
Issue date was set at March 1,
and it is expected to have the scrip
ready by that time.
RHEA CREEK GFANGE NEWS.
The announcement of the mar
riage of Miss Evangeline Phillips,
Elgin, to Mr. Fred Buschke, which
occurred durine- the hollrtavn
made last Sunday. The bride in a
leacner in the Morrow county
schools. Mr. and Mrs. Buschke
have the best wishes and congrat
ulations of their many friends of
Mra. Minnie Furlong entertained
Sunday with a turkey dinner for
Mrs. Buschke. Guests were Mrs.
Buschke, Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Ander
son, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Rohtsrm pnH
Mrs. Minnie Furlong and family.
a cnanvan was planned on the
newlyweds for Sunday night but the
weather was too cold for most of
us to be out. However, at some
later date we promised Mr. and
Mrs. Buschke that we will make up
for lost time.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kreuger will
depart for their home at Sherwood
some time this week. They have
spent the winter as guests of Mrs.
Kreugers' father, Anson Wright
Don't forget the Home Economics
meeting the 23rd of February. It
is to be at the hall. Bring your
husbands that day as we will need
help to wash the windows and scrub
On February 25 there will be a
40c chicken dinner and free dance
at the Rhea Creek Grange hall.
Gorger brothers will furnish the
The dance last Saturday night
was unusually well attended. Muato
was furnished by the Gorger boys
of lone. Everyone reports an en
Mrs. J. D. Juday of Portland la
visiting with her parents, Mr. und
Mrs. Sam Hughes in this city.