. -- t ici'l SOCIETY 0 r. F- j -J ' ' J r "J B L I G A -J S 1 mtttt 0 r X. Volume 49, Number 50. HEPPNER, OREGON, TSDAY, FEB. 23, 1933. Subscription $2.00 a Year LEGISLATURE SPEEDS IRK AS El IS Solons Paid Off and Work Now on Own Time; Much to be Done WOULD LOWER PAY Four Counties of District Included In Bill Adjusting Salaries of Most County Officials. By JAP CRAWFORD 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 hopper. 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 completed. 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 future. 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) IONE JENNIE E. MCMURRAT. 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) FLAG QUESTIONS TO BE PUBLISHED Auxiliary Sponsoring Contest In Local Schools; Citizenship Training Stressed. By MRS. LUCY RODGERS 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 duty. Leadership Ability to lead, with tact and tolerance of the views of others, and to accomplish by group action. Americanism Know the Flag code, know the Star Spangled Ban ner, and write the above mentioned essay. 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 questions. 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 record? 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" written? 9. How many stars are there In the Flag today and how are they arranged? 10. What was the last state ad mitted into the union and In what year was it admitted? ELKS MEET TONIGHT. 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. GETS HAND PINCHED. 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. MRS. LETTIE FORBES DIES. 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. by SURPRISE GIVEN MRS. 1LF.R. 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. DEPOSITOR MEETING CALLED 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 deliberations. NO OTHER WOMAN, starring Irene Dunne who made such a hit here In "Back Street," at the Star Sunday and Monday, SUB-DISTRICT PLAY HERE NEXT WEEK 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. COMMITTEE AT ARLINGTON. 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 AT WELL STOPS. 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. GOES TO YAKIMA, 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, INFANT DIES SUDDENLY. 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 OTHER WOMAN. LEXINGTON By BEULAH B. NICHO. 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) PRDDLiCTIOlM LOANS CUT TOM HIT Farmers Required to Re duce Production Un der Federal Aid. LOANS READY SOON 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 fallowing. 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 areas. 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. KEEP RELIEF SHOW IN MIND. 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.