Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, February 23, 1933, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    . -- t ici'l SOCIETY
0 r. F- j -J ' ' J
r "J B L I G A -J S 1
0 r X.
Volume 49, Number 50.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Solons Paid Off and Work
Now on Own Time;
Much to be Done
Four Counties of District Included
In Bill Adjusting Salaries of
Most County Officials.
Salem, Feb. 20. Legislators were
paid off for their services In the
37th assembly last week end at the
rate of $120 each but In the house
there remained 298 house and sen
ate bills already Introduced await
ing action, and more bills In pros
pect, especially in the nature of ap
propriation bills from the ways and
means committee who had not yet
completely covered their work on
the sheaf of bills already in the
Holding the first night session
Friday, and strict enforcement of
the five-minute limit on debate in
both houses indicate the effort that
Is being made to put an end to the
labors of the assembly at the ear
liest possible moment, but it is gen
erally conceded that no less than
a week's overtime will be required
to accomplish this purpose, during
which time members of the legisla
ture must support themselves. More
night sessions; and redoubled ap
plication to the work at hand will
help draw the lines of service that
will appear more deeply in the faces
of solons by the time their task is
The progress of law-making was
especially slow in the house this
week, with many minor issues go
ing into drawn-out debate, and still
further postponing, action on the
matters of cutting governmental
expense, giving relief to mortgaged
farms and providing revenue to
meet deficits and proposed expendi
tures. The old fight of the upper vs. low
er Columbia fishing interests was
once more laid bare on the floor of
the house this week when the -up
per river Interests won, temporar
ily at least, the battle to reinstate
fish wheels at The Dalles. The
emergency clause was deleted from
the measure before it was passed
by the house, however, so that It
might be referred to the people at
the next general or special election,
and it Is believed that the referen
dum privilege will be invoked.
Then the house made sport for
most of Saturday afternoon of a
pet measure of Senator Woodward,
which, had passed the senate, then
finally killed the bill which was in
tended to amend a dog law passed
for the purpose of protecting live
stock to make it include "persons."
Apparently of minor import, the
bill was strongly opposed on the
principle that it would give any
body the right to kill anybody else's
dog on small or no pretense.
And so the legislators, generally,
are conscientiously attacking all
the problems that come before
them, and if at times there seems
to be much by-play of minor sig
nificance, at least it can be said that
while engaged In protecting the
rights of the people, whether it be
their dog or castle, they are not
likely to be passing measures that
will seriously handicap the state's
Whether the bill be of more or
lesser Importance, the matter of
principle is ever present, which,
when subjected to the checks and
balances of democratic government
such as prevails in the United
States and In Oregon, determines
the longtime policy of government
and helps avert major disturbance
of the social order.
Probably the most drastic de
parture from established govern
mental policy in the passing of any
measure so far was the house vote
on the beer bill, which must still be
acted upon by the senate and
okehed by the governor before Its
provisions take effect, and then it
is certain to be subjected to the
vote of the people, showing that any
measure must run the gamut of
lire and be thoroughly tested be
fore it is allowed to affect the social
order, as many fear this bill will
do. But in the light of the Impossi
bility to legislate reform in the
habits of the people, the principle
largely Involved in this issue, as
brought out In the house debate, is
what measures it is best for the
government to take In curbing the
evils that grow out of a social dis
ease. Some legislators who voted
for the bill declared they did not
care for beer, no matter what the
alcoholic content might be.
The bill was supported by others
who believed the social order would
be Improved by making obtainable
a cleanly-made, uncontaminated
drink, to replace the prevailing
abundance of "home brew" con
taining many extraneous elements
of a detrimental character.
A little ray of sunlight came from
the senate this week in Its passage
of the Upton bill to do away with
deficiency Judgments on real estate
mortgages. This bill was on the
house calendar for today, but along
with the "Branch Banking" bill and
a goodly number of other measures
was delayed by an extended debate
(Continued on Page Four)
Miss Ruby Louise Padberg, eld
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J.
Padberg of lone, and Mr. Harold
Kincaid, only son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oliver Kincaid, prominent ranchers
of the Eight Mile district, were
married at the court house in Hepp
ner Monday afternoon, February 20,
Judge Campbell officiating.- Wit-
nessing the exchange of the mar
rlage vows were Miss Hazel Pad
berg, cousin of the bride, and Frank
Mason, Jr., cousin of the bride
groom. Immediately following the
ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Kincaid
returned to lone and from here mo
tored to the Kincaid ranch where
they will make their home. Both
of the young people are members
of pioneer families of Morrow
county. They have the good wishes
of a host of friends.
Mrs. Emily McMurray was honor
guest at a birthday dinner served
Sunday at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Loren Hale, on Second street. Oth
er guests present were Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Harris, Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Robison, Mr. and Mrs. Laxton
McMurray, Miss Crystal Sparks and
Miss Miriam Hale.
Mrs. C. W. Swanson and Mrs.
Walter Corley were hostesses at a
George Washington party held in
Masonic hall Saturday evening at
which the members of the Topic
club and their families were guests.
The room was gaily decorated with
flags, cherry trees, hatchets, etc.
The refreshments were sandwiches,
vegetable salad molded in the form
of hatchets, and coffee. Bridge was
the diversion of the evening, ten
tables being at play. High -scores
were made by Mrs. Roy Leiuallen
and L. E. Dick; low by Mrs. Victor
Rietmann and Earl Blake. Out of I
town guests present were Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. McNamer and Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Dick from Heppner.
Mrs. Cleo Drake entertained with
six tables of bridge Friday after
noon at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Ernest L'undell. High honors
went to Mrs. Roy Lieuallen and
consolation to Mrs. Kenneth Blake.
Twenty-eight were present at a
no-hostess bridge- party at the
Charley Christopherson home Sat
urday evening. High scores were
made by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Matthews and low by, Mrs. Helen
Farrens and Charley Christopher
son. Members of the Masonic lodge
and Eastern Star gave Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Hatch a farewell party at
Masonic hall Tuesday evening. A
social hour was enjoyed and re
freshments served. Mr. Hatch,
who has been in charge of the
Standard Oil plant here, is soon to
be transferred to another place.
Mr. and Mrs. Hatch have made
many friends in country and town
during their two years' sojourn
among us.
Mrs. Elmo McMillan, who Is a
guest at the home of her mother,
Mrs. J. E. Swanson, entertained a
party of friends Tuesday. A pleas
ant afternoon was spent at cards
with delicious refreshments served
at its close. Mrs. McMillan expects
to return to her home in Salem the
last of the wek.
Friends of Mrs. George E. Tuck
er gave her a surprise birthday
party February 22, at her home in
the Harris apartments. Three ta
bles of bridge were enjoyed. Re
freshments were served.
The picture show which will be
given in Legion hall Friday night
is "The Cabin in the Cotton," fea
turing Richard Barthelmess.
The members of the Girl's league
of high school were charming hots
esses at a Mothers' Tea, given at
the school house one afternoon last
week. A pleasing program was
given and refreshments of open
sandwiches, cakes and tea were
served. Mrs. Tucker poured. Guests
present were Mrs. Emll Swanson,
Mrs. Ernest Lundell, Mrs. Hal O.
Ely, Mrs. Earl Morgan, Mrs. Ern
est Heliker, Mrs. Walter Eubanks,
Mrs. Loren Hale, Mrs. E. J. Bris
tow, Mrs. Ed Buschke, Mrs. Earl
Blake, Mrs. George E. Tucker, Mrs.
Roy Lieuallen, Mrs. Harlan Mc-
Curdy and Mrs. T. E. Grabill.
The Washington day programs
were given at the school house on
Tuesday and pupils and teachers
enjoyed a full day's vacation Wed
nesday. Miss Madeline -Goodall returned
Sunday to her home in Portland, af
ter a pleasant visit with her aunt,
Mrs. Elmer Griffith of Morgan. She
maoe tne trip with Herbert Hvnd
of Cecil, and his aunt, Miss Anna
Hynd of Sand Hollow, who were
motoring to the city.
Mrs. Sam Hatch motored to Ken
newlck Wednesday to take her
mother, Mrs. Ethel Fraser, home.
Mrs. Fraser, who is a trained
nurse, has been here caring for her
two small grandchildren who have
been ill. Mrs. Dwlght Misner ac
companied Mrs. Hatch and spent
the day visiting friends In the
Washington city.
Section Foreman Chas. Massey
has been transferred to Hemjner
and on Sunday his family moved to
mat city. F, Bortjhese, relief fore
man, has charge of the work here
where he will remain until the sec
tion can be assigned which will
probably be within ten days,
In the basketball game Satur
day night between lone and Lex
ington, lone won by a score of 13-17.
In the double header game played
Friday night at Arlington, the lone
boys won by a score' of 4-9 and the
girls lost for the first time this sea
son. The final score was 13-38.
Miss Gladys Reaney of Heppner
was a week-end guest In the Elmer
Baldwin home.
Mrs. Bert Mason returned home
last Thursday night from a business
(Continued on Pg Four)
Auxiliary Sponsoring Contest In
Local Schools; Citizenship
Training Stressed.
Education for citizenship is an
objective quite generally approved
by educators, at least for Bchool
systems maintained at public ex
pense. There is a wide divergence
of opinion, however, on the best
methods of accomplishing this end,
and still less unanimity on the in
structional materials suitable. Yet
all would agree, I think, upon the
importance of including in such
courses some information about the
United States Flag. During the
years the Flag has flown over us,
it has been bearing a stirring mes
sage for everyone. Whenever we
think of our Country as being great, i
the Flag tells us why it is great j
because men gave up their lives in j
defense of liberty and right and
justice, and made it possible for
us to enjoy these blessings. Such
is the message that the Flag has
for each of us, and such is the mes
sage it will take to our children
and our children's children. When
we look at the Flag and in its
stars and stripes, and in its red
and ita white and its blue, we read
its story and hear its message;
when we contemplate what it all
means and stands for; when we
think at what cost of life and sacri
nee the Flag today flies over us, it
mutely entreats us to cherish it, to
keep it as it has been handed down
to us, and to DEFEND it
One of the great objectives of
the American Legion Auxiliary is
education In a tone hundred percent
Americanism and to this end the
local unit of this organization spon
sors each year for the boys and
girls of the eighth grade in the
Heppner Public school an Ameri
panism contest. Again this year
there will be the usual essay con
test for the girls of the eighth
grade. The subject for the essay
is "The Duties of American Citi
zenship." The medal award is
given to the girl who best fulfills
the following award requirements:
Scholarship Scholastic attain
ment, evidence of industry and ap
plication to studies.
Honor strength and stability of
character, high standard of con
duct, keen sense--of what is right;
adherence to truth and conscience,
devotion to duty, and practice of
clean speech.
Service - Kindliness, unselfish
ness, fellowship, protection of the
weak, promotion of the interest and
welfare of associates without hope
of personal gain.
Courage Bravery in the face of
opposition and danger, grit to
stand up for the right, and do one's
Leadership Ability to lead, with
tact and tolerance of the views of
others, and to accomplish by group
Americanism Know the Flag
code, know the Star Spangled Ban
ner, and write the above mentioned
The ess.iy must not be over 500
words in length. It must be writ
ten in ink on one side of ordinary
note book paper allowing an inch
margin on the left of each page.
Spelling, penmanship, sentence con
struction and neatness as well as
subject matter will be considered
in judging the essays. 'The essays
must be in the hands o'f the Ameri
canism chairman not later than
April 3, 1933.
The contest for the' boys of the
eighth grade will consist of a Flag
questionnaire. Ten questions will be
published each week in this paper
for five weeks. Boys entering the
contest will write the answers to
the questions neatly in ink on note
paper, being careful about spelling,
penmanship, choice of words, etc.
The answers should be numbered
just as the questions are numbered.
The papers must be in the hands
of the Americanism chairman by
April 3, also. Watch each week's
issue of the Gazette Times for the
1. What is the official designa
tion of our National Emblem?
2. What Is it popularly called?
3. When was It adopted?
4. What did the words in the res
olution of adoption, "Thirteen stars,
white In a blue field representing
a new constellation" signal to hu
manity? 8. What do the stars in the Flag
represent and what doe8 each star
6. What do the stripes represent?
7. (a) What does the red in the
Flag signify? (b) The white? (c)
The blue?
, 8. When, where and by whom
was the "Star Spangled Banner"
9. How many stars are there In
the Flag today and how are they
10. What was the last state ad
mitted into the union and In what
year was it admitted?
Heppner Lodge No. 358, B. P. O.
Elks, meet at tHelr hall tonight at
the regular hour. The meeting is
of more than ordinary interest as
it will take up the nomination of
officers for the coming year. The
annual ball Is a special feature oc
curring Saturday night, and will he
for Elks, their ladles and invited
guests. It gives promise of being
the leading event of the season and
a large attendance is expected. The
music for this occasion will be by
the Mlsslldlne orchestra.
Spring Crop Outlook
Found None Too Bright
A none-too-favorable market out
look in general for spring sown
crops and vegetables is Indicated
by the second section of the 1933
farm outlook just released by the
Oregon agricultural extension ser
vice. With respect to the wheat situa
tion, due to the poor winter wheat
prospects, much depends upon the
acreage of spring wheat, according
to the circular. The world supply
of whea t is still ample, with a down
ward trend In international trade,
Exports from the United States
have declined to a record low level,
while the carryover has increased
enough to offset the effect of low-
yields and reduced production
Several charts are given in the
circular to illustrate the wheat out
look. The possibility of some local
shortage In feed grains and hay is
indicated, owing to damage to fall
sown crops in western Oregon. The
damage was especially severe on
fall oats and vetch crops.
The report also contains outlook
statements on potatoes, hops, flax,
beans and on commercial vegetables
and melons. There are some out
look notes on several other com
modities, although it is planned to
cover poultry, dairy, livestock and
fall sown crops in a circular to be
released in August The fourth sec
tion of the outlook will cover tree
fruits, nuts and berries and is to
be published in September.
A summary of the trend of de
mand, prices and costs of farm pro
ducts gave the general index of
farm prices at 51 per cent of pre
war. The government price index
of grains was 34, down 18 points
from a year ago; with fruits and
vegetables at 59, down 11 points;
meat animals 51, down 17 points;
dairy products 68, down 17 points;
and the poultry end eggs index at
b, up 9 points compared to Jan
uary, 1932. Other indexes were giv
en for important individual farm
commodities, the highest of which
was for eggs at 100 per cent of the
1910-1914 level. The others ranged
downward to 30 per cent for some
of the grains.
Chas. W. Smith, county agent, re
ceived serious injuries to two fin
gers of the right hand while at
Hermlston Tuesday. He and Judge
Campbell had gone to the ware
house there with a trailer load of
flour from Lexington, which they
were storing for use of the needy
in the north end, of the county.
Backing up to the entrance of the
warehouse the wheels of the trailer
had to pass over a concrete projec
tion on the door sill, this causing
the trailer to become jammed in
the side of the door. With others
Mr. Smith was attempting to get it
shoved over, when the load of about
1250 pounds, together with the ve
hicle, toppled over and the second
and third fingers of the hand were
caught between the load and the
ridge of concrete. The injuries
were cared for by a physician at
Hermiston, who at first thought am
putation was necessary. No bones
were broken, but the flesh was
mashed from the ends of the digits.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lettie
Alice Wood Forbes were held on
Sunday afternoon at All Saints
Episcopal church with Rev. M. G.
Tennyson officiating, with Inter
ment services following in Heppner
cemetery. Mrs. Forbes passed
away at the home of her daughter
Mrs. Ernest Clark, at 9:30 p. m ',
Thursday, February 16, following a
stroke of paralysis. She was born
June 10, 1861, at Johnstown, Wis
consin, and on February 9, 1876,
was married to James A. Forbes, a
Civil War veteran. Her children
surviving are Mrs. Walter Becket
and Mrs. Ernest Clark, Heppner,
Franklin Forbes, Burbank, Calif.
and Mrs, Adolph DesGeorges,
South Gate, Calif. Besides these
are eight grandchildren, three great
grandchildren and one sister.
Heppner unit, American Legion
had charge of the commitment ser
vices and arrangements were
Phelps Funeral Home.
Monday, February 20, was the
77th birthday anniversary of Mrs.
John Her, Having this in mind,
members of Ruth Chapter No. 32
of which she has long been a mem
ber, arranged a party for her, be
ing careful that she knew nothing
about it. The Her home was the
scene on Monday evening of a most
pleasant gathering, when about
thirty of the Stir members, as well
as a number of the near relatives
.gathered at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Her to gladden the hearts of
the elderly couple, as well as bring
ing good cheer in the way of many
useful gifts, for all of which Mr.
and Mrs. Her are duly grateful.
The evening was spent in lively
games and conversation and light
refreshments, brought by the vis
itors, were served.
A meeting of all the depositors
of the First National Bank of
Heppner is called for Saturday af
ternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the court
house. The purpose of this meet
ing is to elect a permanent com
mittee to act for the depositors as
the work of liquidation progresses
It Is desired that every depositor,
whether big or little, be present at.
this meeting to have a part in the
NO OTHER WOMAN, starring
Irene Dunne who made such a hit
here In "Back Street," at the Star
Sunday and Monday,
Pre-Tournament Basketball Try
Outs Announced by Superlnten-
dent Bloom; Lions Eat Fie.
Announcement of the sub-district
basketball tournament to be held
in Heppner March 3 and 4, was
made to the Lions club at the
Monday luncheon by E. F. Bloom,
local school superintendent. The
tournament will be held in the gym
both afternoon and evening of the
two days and teams from Gilliam,
Morrow and western Umatilla
counties will take part The sched
ule includes eight games and season
tickets will be made available to
all who wish to attend. Mr. Bloom
urged strong backing from the peo
ple of the town and stated that
good entertainment would be pro
vided for all who attend. The an
nual district tournament will be
held at Pendelton this year.
All club members were urged to
get behind the relief benefit show
at the Star theater Friday and Sat
urday, John Anglin announcing
that all arrangements were com
pleted. As a token of appreciation for her
services as club pianist for the
past year, Mrs. C. R. Ripley was
presented with a gift from the
club, E. F. Bloom making the pres
entation. Mrs. Ripley left this week
with her husband for Yakima. Mr.
Ripley, who has been a member of
the club during his residence here,
was given the best wishes of the
club for success in his new location.
Discussion of Washington and
Lincoln occupied a part of the pro
gram Monday, with E. K. Huston,
Harry Tamblyn and A. D. McMur
do taking part.
Joe Devine, Geo. Peck, Bert John
son, P. W. Mahoney and C. W.
Smith, secretary, the Morrow coun
ty committee on mortgage adjust
ment, are in Arlington today to at
tend the conference of committees
from other counties of eastern Or
egon. Representatives from Uma
tilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler, Jef
ferson, Crook, Deschutes, Sherman
and Wasco counties are convening
at Arlington, and O. M. Plummer,
chairman of the state committee,
will be present
The purpose of the organization
is to effect amicable agreements
between farmers threatened with
mortgage foreclosures, and mort
gage holders. The state farm
mortgage adjustment committee
has been formed for the purpose of
bringing about a better understand
ing between the parties interested,
and to prevent such occurrences in
Oregon as have been taking place
in th Middle West, and also on the
premise that many mortgages can
be rewritten at lower rates of in
terest, to the benefit of both bor
rower and lender, and many fore
closures thus prevented. These
meetings are called over the state
for the purpose of getting the or
ganization functioning just as rap
Idly as possible.
Work on the new well of the city
water department at the forks of
Willow creek was stopped the past
week, and the contractor pulled out
with his equipment for Portland
Saturday. After going down a
depth of 300 feet and getting no
increase In the flow of water, the
city decided that the work should
cease. While there is an artesian
flow, it does not register with the
flow in the first well, but the city's
water supply has been greatly aug
mented by the addition of the new
well, and there need be no further
apprehension regarding a failing
water supply. The old well has
been given a test and it contains
no leaks, thus proving that Its fail
ure was at the source. It has been
suggested to the city that taking
off some pressure of the lift on
this well by lowering the overflow
some ten feet, the volume of water
to the mains will be increased ma
terially. However, at the present
time, both wells are overflowing
strongly, the mains not being suf
ficient to carry what they supply.
C. R. Ripley, in charge of the
Standard Oil wholesale station at
Heppner during the past eleven
months, has been transferred to the
Yakima territory, where he will
have charge of the Flamo branch
of the company. He will cover the
field reaching from Prosser to Cle
Elum, and the new field of work
comes as a promotion to Mr. Rip
ley. During their short stay in
our city, Mr. and Mrs. Ripley gain
ed a prominent place and the many
friends they have made here regret
their leaving, nevertheless wishing
them -well. Mr. Ripley is not a
stranger to the Yakima field, hav
ing worked there for eight months
prior to his coming to Arlington,
from which place he was trans
ferred to Heppner,
The 5-months-old baby of Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Graham, who reside just
north of the depot, died suddenly
at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning,
apparently smothering to death. A
physician was immediately called,
and pronounced pneumonia as the
evident cause of the baby's demise,
it having passed out while suffering
a high fever and severe cold. The
funeral was held today.
Irene Dunne, star of "Back
Street," will be featured Sunday
and Monday at the Star in NO
Mrs. W. W. Bechdolt of Board-
man met with quite a painful acci
dent Tuesday afternoon when she
slipped upon the pavement as she
stepped from her car onto the high
way a short distance above Lex
ington. The fall dislocated her
shoulder and also fractured her
shoulder bone. She was taken to
Heppner where the injuries were
cared for by a physician. She is
now at the , home of her mother,
Mrs. N. S. Whetstone, in Heppner.
The H. E. club of Lexington met
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. John Miller, with ten members
and three visitors present After
the business meeting a short Wash
ington program was given and the
remainder of the afternoon was
spent in sewing on the "States of
the Union" quilt blocks. Due to the
absence of the president, Mrs. Ber
tha Nelson, Mrs. Emma Peck pre
sided at the meeting. Those pres
ent were Mrs. Pearl Gentry, Mrs,
Bernice Bauman, Mrs. Emma Peck,
Mrs. Mae Campbell, Mrs. Bertha
Dlnges, Mrs. Edith Miller, Mrs.
Pearl Devine, Mrs. Lulu Wright,
Mrs. Lena Kelly, Mrs. Alta Cuts
forth, Mrs. Beulah Nichols and
Mrs. Emma White. A committee
was appointed to serve at the next
Grange meeting.
Harry Schriever motored to Port
land Thursday and returned Sun
day with Mrs. Schriever and the
children who have been visiting
relatives in Portland for the past
few months. On the way down he
was accompanied by Miss Mae Gen
try, who returns to her school work
in Portland, and Mrs. Maude Point
er who went on to her home in Sa
lem. Mrs. B. F. Swaggart, who has been
quite ill at the hospital in Heppner,
is reported to be much improved.
George Gillis visited with rela
tives in Portland over the week end.
On Friday afternoon a no-hostess
party was given at the home of
Mrs. George Peck' for Mrs. Scott
Brown who is leaving for her new
home near Condon. Games were
played and the guests were pleas
ingly entertained with a vocal duet
by Mrs. Trina Parker and Mrs. R.
B. Rice, and a reading by Mrs.
Oliver Haguewood. Mrs). Brown
was presented with a friendship
quilt, after which refreshments
were served. The ladies present
were Mesdames Claud White, Mabel
Gray, Mae Campbell, Vivian Hague-
wood, Mabel Olden, Gladys Snider,
Edna Munkers, Nellie Palmer, An
nie Keene, Getta Cox, Trina Par
ker, Vashti Salir?, Laura Rice,
Bessie Campbell, Sara McNamer,
Ida Hunt, Casha Shaw, Winifred
Shaw, Cleo Van Winkle, Freida Ma
jeski, Irene Padberg, W. H. Pad
berg, B. H. Peck, Caroline Kuns,
Cora Allyn, Golda Leathers, Galey
Johnson, Mae Burchell, Laura Scott,
Ethel Wilcox, Cecile Jackson, Doris
Graves, Emma Peck, Scott Brown,
Elsie Beach and Miss Jessie Mc
Cabe. After school assembly Thursday
morning the eighth grade civics
class gave a witty, well planned and
instructive debate on the question.
Resolved: That George Washing
ton was a greater American than
Abraham Lincoln." On the affirm
ative side were Lester McMillan,
Mildred Hunt, Edna Rauch, Ken
neth falmer, LaVerne Wright and
Lyle Allyn. The negative side was
upheld by Marvin Cox, Olivia Bald
win, Bernice Martin, Jamie Peck,
Paul Brown and Kenneth Peck. The
negative team was awarded the
decision by the three judges, Ed
win Ingles, Mrs. LaVelle White and
Miss Eula McMillan. All through
the debate the gestures and ex
pressions in English were excep
tionally good and a good spirit of
sportsmanship prevailed. This class
is anticipating another debate in
the near future.
At the assembly George Gillis
presented the Lexington B'oy Scouts
with the President Hoover award,
a banner of blue and gold, for larg
er membership and faithful service
throughout the year of 1932. The
boys regard highly this token of
appreciation for their efforts.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
entertained a number of their
friend3 at a pleasant party Wednes
day evening. The guests enjoyed
playing 500 and "bug." Those pres
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Neil White,
Mr, and Mrs. Cletus Nichols, Mr.
and Mrs. John Graves, Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Palmer, Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Nichols, Mrs. Maude Polnt-i
er, Mrs. R. B. Wilcox, Myra Wells,
Eva Wilcox, Lucille Beymer, Beu
lah Pettyjohn, George Gillis, Don
Pointer and Mr. and Mrs. Cuts
forth. Mrs, Kathryn Slocum and daugh
ter Mary have returned from The
Dalles where they have visited rel
atives for several weeks.
Mrs. Casha Shaw was hostess for
a delightful dancing party at her
home in Clark's canyon Saturday
night. The guests were her friends
and neighbors in the Social Ridge
and Clark's Canyon communities.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Williams and
young son Darrell of Salem have
been visiting relatives and friends
here. Mrs. Williams will be re
membered as Miss Nellie Davis.
Miss Opa! Pettyjohn spent a few
days of last week with her cousin,
Mrs. Glayds Gentry, at her home
in Heppner.
Fred, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Nelson, has been confined to his
home with an attack of measles.
Mrs. Charles Inderbitzen left on
Friday evening for Albany where
she will visit with a sister whom
she has not seen for twenty years.
Mrs. Delpha Merrltt has returned
to her school work in Arlington
after spending a week with her
(Continued on Page Four)
Farmers Required to Re
duce Production Un
der Federal Aid.
Secretary Hyde Announces Rules
For Handling $90,000,000 Fund
Set Aside by Congress.
Secretary Hyde anounced the
latter part of last week that $300
will be the maximum loan to any
farmer from the $90,000,000 fund
set aside by congress for crop pro
duction financing.
In addition to reducing the max
imum from $400 in 1932, Hyde is
sued regulations providing that
farmers delinquent in repayment of
two or more prior loans will be
limited to $100 in order to conserve
the fund from which nearly 1,000,
000 farmers are expected to seek
assistance. The loan will be a first
Hen on the crop produced.
Congress authorized the secretary
of agriculture to require acreage
reduction up to 30 per cent as a
loan condition, and Hyde said this
will be enforced except in the case
of minor producers and growers of
perennials. Orchardists will not be
required to cut down their trees or
otherwise reduce their producing
capacity for aid.
Hyde said the acreage reduction
requirement will not apply to farm
era who intend planting no more
than eight acres of cotton, 2 acres
of tobacco, 40 acres of wheat, 20
acres of corn, 2 acres of truck
crops, 12 acres of sugar beets, eight
acres of potatoes, 30 acres of rice or
eight acres of peanuts.
The aggregate loans for tenants
of an Individual land owner will be
limited to $1200, compared with
$1600 in 1932, when more than $64,
000,000 was lent to 507,632 farmers,
a average of $126. Interest will be
at the rate of live and one half per
cent, the same as last year, with
the obligation due next October 31,
In counties where fertilizers are
not commonly used, the rate of bor
rowing must not exceed $3 an acre
for general field crops, including '
potatoes. In Counties where fertll-
izer is required,' the rate for general
field crops will be $6 with $10 in
the case of tobacco, and $20 an acre
for truck crops.
Special provision is made for ad
ditional loans, within the $300 max
imum, for financing the purchase
of material for spraying and dust
ing crops, to protect against In
sects and diseases, payment of wa
ter charges in irrigated districts,
and costs of hand labor in the case
of sugar beets, sugar cane, hops
and rice. Loans up to $2.50 an
acre will be available for summer
Borrowers will be required to
agree to plant a garden for home
use and to grow feed crops to sup
ply their livestock. A total of $1.-
uuu.uuu or the appropriation has
been set aside for feed loans for
livestock in drouth or storm-stricken
Hyde said that loans will be made
only to farmers who are unable to
obtain crop loans from other
sources. No loans will be made to
applicants with a means of livli
hood other than agriculture, nor for
payment of taxes, debts or interest
or to buy machinery or livestock.
Regional offices set up by the
department last year at Salt Lake
City, Washington, Memphis, St
Louis, Dallas and Minneapolis, will
handle distribution of loans.
The department will be ready to
disburse loans, it was said, in about
ten days.
To help expedite the loans In this
county, a county committee and
community committees have been
appointed. Applications in each
community will be handed first to
their committee, who will make an
inspection of the property and send
along their report to the county
committee for its action. These
committees are:
County: Ralph Jackson, Lexing
ton, chairman; Jeff Jones, Heppner;
Henry Smouse, lone.
Community committeemen:
Boardman: Leslie Packard, chair
man; Dan Ransier, Chas. Dillon.
Irrigon: R. V. Jones, A. C. Hough
ton, chairman, Frank Leicht. Lex
ington: Wm. Barnett, chairman;
Harry Dlnges, C. R. McAlister;
Heppner: J. G. Barratt, chairman;
L. E. Bisbee, Chas. Cox. lone: Geo.
Ely, chairman; Ralph Akers, Ern
est Lundell.
The show to be put on at Star
theater on tomorrow (Friday) and
Saturday evenings is to raise mon
ey to help out the local relief com
mittee, who find themselves finan
cially embarrassed at the present
time, and have pressing need for
money. There has been a generous
response to the need In the pie
sale of tickets. The public should,
however, make this response unani
mous and give the show full pat
ronage on these two nights. The
entertainment will be well worth
the admission charge, to say noth
ing of the good cause to which the
proceeds will be applied.
You saw Irene Dunne in "Back
Street" Now see her In NO OTH
ER WOMAN at the Star Theater
Sunday and Monday.