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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1933.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
An explanation of the condition
of the Lexington high school will
no doubt be of interest to the pa
trons and taxpayers, and also to
the non-high school board.
Much has been said about Lex
ington high school not being stan
dard. Upon investigation we find
the report from the state depart
ment made by James Burgess, one
of which was sent to the clerk and
one to Supt Ingles. This report
says, 'The school is pronounced
standard as of April, 1933." No no
tice was ever received from the
state department that this school
was not standard. However, some
suggestions were made for more
efficient instruction, one of these
being additional equipment in the
science department. This has been
approved by the board of directors,
also some other suggestions carried
This action by the board of di
rectors was reported to Mr. Bur
gess, and his reply was received a
few days ago by Miss Dona Bar-
nett, district clerk, who says, "Mr.
Burgess was pleased with our re
port, assures us that everything is
satisfactory, and the equipment
can be added as soon as the new
superintendent has time to check
over. He further says that this can
be done in a very short time prior
to the opening of school." The
matter of additional equipment or
replacement is nothing new, as this
must be done each year to keep the
school in a standard condition.
Lexington is very proud of the
high school and of the record made
during the past few years under
the efficient management of Mr.
Ingles and we are sorry that he is
In the morning service Sunday
at the Church of Christ Mr. Sias
will speak on the proposed repeal
01 prohibition in our state and na
tional constitutions. The hour is
ten-fifty. Our state election July
21 is most important. We should
study these issues with real con
science. The same topics will be
discussed at Pine City in the eve
At the meeting of Lexington
grange Saturday evening the fol
lowing resolution was adopted
"Whereas, Federal R, F. C. funds
are to be used in constructing five
large bridges on the Oregon Coast
Hightway, and whereas, the con
struction of these bridges is advo
cated at this time as a recovery
measure to create business and em
ployment, and whereas, a great
saving in cost can be made by con
structing these bridges of lumber,
therefore, be it resolved by Lexing
ton Grange No. 726 that we rec
ommend to the Oregon State High
way commission that the major
part of such construction be made
from Oregon lumber. E. Harvey
The annual grange field day was
discussed and H V. Smouse, chair
man of the agricultural committee,
was asked to make the necessary
arrangements. A very interesting
report of the state grange meeting
at Pendleton was given. Clara
Nelson wa3 unanimously elected
Flora to fill the place left vacant
by the resignation of Edith Tuck
er. Ruth Dinges was elected as the
representative from Lexington
grange to be a candidate for queen
of the Heppner rodeo, winning in
a close race over the other three
nominees for the honor. The oth
ers were Erma Lane, Ellen Nelson
and Edith Tucker.
Mrs. Frank Turner and Mrs. Lu
cy Rodgers sang a beautiful duet
during the lecture hour.
Since nearly everyone will be
busy with harvest next month it
was decided to omit the August
meeting. The next meeting will be
on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The majority of the farmers in
this locality are busy with prepar
ations for harvest Some are con
templating beginning the latter
part of this week but most of them
will not start until next week. Most
of the fields are expected to make
a fair yield although there are
some that were damaged worse by
the heat than others and will not
yield much. A. H. Nelson has one
field which he thinks will make
about twenty bushels per acre but
this is an exceptionally good piece
of wheat The average fields will
probably make about ten or twelve
bushels per acre.
Miss Rose Thornburg spent the
week end with the Misses Betty
and Helen Doherty at their Black
Lee Reaney of Salem, Lawrence
Reaney of Vancouver, Wn., Mrs.
Hazel Budden of Boise, Idaho, Mrs.
Mary Luntsford and Mrs. Delia
Phelps of Kelso, Wn., were called
to Lexington last week by the ser
ious illness of their mother, Mrs.
A. Reaney. Lawrence and Lee
Reaney returned to their homes
Tuesday. They were accompanied
to Salem by Miss Iris Frederickson
who has been visiting relatives here
for the past several weeks.
Lewis Rood of Hermiston is vis
iting Roy Yardley.
Miss Margaret Wickersham of
Portland is the guest this week of
Miss Erma Duvall at her home on
Black Horse. The two young la
dies left Tuesday for a few days
outing at Bingham springs.
Miss Helen Doherty of Black
Horse has gone to the home of her
sister, Mrs. Harvey Miller, to help
with the cooking during harvest
Guests of Mr. and Mra W. R.
Munkers last week were Mr. and
Mrs, Frank Gentry and Mr. and
Mrs. Woods, all of Portland. Mrs,
Woods and Mrs. Gentry are daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Munkers.
Miss Annabelle McCabe of lone
spent Monday in Lexington, visits
Ing with her sister, Miss Jessie Mc
Miss Erma Duvall entertained on
Saturday afternoon with two ta
bles of bridge, honoring her house
euest. Miss Margaret Wickersham
Besides the honoree and hOBtess,
those present were the Misses Peg
gy Warner, Ruth Dinges, Helen
Valentine, Eula McMillan, Erma
Lane and Gwen Evans. Hlgn score
wn won by Miss Wickersham and
consolation was received by Miss
Evans. Delicious refreshments
were served at the close of a very
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Tucker end
Woodrow Tucker returned Sunday
evening from Grandview, Wash.,
where they have been picking cher
ries for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Ralph McCormack has been
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
McCormack at the Claude White
Mrs. W. L Copenhaver spent a
part of last week at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Swift, in
Mr. Holman of Hood River was
a business visitor in this city Mon
J. H. Harbke of Portland was at
tending to matters of business in
Lexington the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach,
Laurel and Harold Beach, George
Scott, and the Misses Erma Duvall,
Eula McMillan, Margaret Wicker
sham and Helen Valentine made
up a party going to the Columbia
river Sunday afternoon to swim.
According to one member of the
party the swimming wasn't so
"hot" since it rained during the af
ternoon. Paul Devine of Portland is visit
ing at the home of his father, S.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gale came
up from their home at Portland
Sunday. Mr. Gale returned home
Sunday evening but Mrs. Gale re
mained for a visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Slyvannus
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hunt and fam
ily, acompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Hunt and family of Heppner,
spent Sunday in the mountains.
Percy Conner of Oregon City is
visiting at the home of his sister,
Mrs. Frank Moyer. He will remain
here until after the harvest season,
Mrs. Trina Parker, Mrs. Minnie
Leach, Mrs. James Leach and the
Misses Dona Barnett, Opal and
Wilma Leach motored to Pendle
Orville Cutsforth made a business
trip to Portland this week. On his
return Thursday evening he was
accompanied by his nephew, Fred
Pointer, who will assist him with
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jaskson are
the proud parents of a nine-pound
daughter, born at their home Tues
day evening, July 11. The young
lady has been named Mary Carol.
NEW WHEAT PLAN
TOLD TO FARMERS
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again be knocking at the farmer's
door. This, in spite of the exceed
ingly short domestic crop this year
which has caused a favorable price
rise. Other factors were brought
out, including the per capita re
duction In consumption due to
war-time diet and the increased
use of substitutes, and high tariff
barriers in foreign countries which
brought about a reduction in the
amount of U. S. wheat exported
from more than 200,000,000 bushels
to 40,000,000 bushels in two years.
These are facts the wheat farmer
must face, and situations which the
new wheat production adjustment
plan are expected to meet in ob
taining a "parity" price for wheat,
Mr. Maris said.
Fits Into Economic Scheme.
He also showed briefly how the
wheat production adjustment plan
fits into the new administration's
scheme for economic adjustment of
all agriculture and all industry on
a nation-wide scale; how applica
tion of fair-trade practices and
minimum wage scales in other
lines of industry would tend to up
prices generally, and how some of
the advantages recently gained by
increased wheat prices would be
lost unless these prices were forced
to keep pace with prices generally.
Professor Hyslop discussed the
plan and its local application in
more detail. The administration of
the plan will be conservative, with
the growers themselves having a
large part Dr. Wilson was quoted
as saying that only ten men would
be used in the Washington, D. C,
office and no exhorbitant salaries
would be paid. Prof. Hyslop said
he personally liked the plan be
cause it offers compensation to the
farmer who reduces his acreage.
The exact amount per bushel to
be paid on each farmer's allotment,
or the exact percentage of acreage
to be taken out of production, has
not been set, awaiting results of
the world economic conference,
said Prof. Hyslop. Under the act,
growers are asked to reduce acre
age not more than 20 percent, If
required. If the economic confer
ence should agree to a 15 percent
world-wide reduction, it is expected
U. S. farmers would be asked to
reduce acreage 15 percent
In return for agreeing to reduce
their acreage and compliance with
their agreement, the farmers will
be paid an amount to be set for
each bushel of their allotment; the
allotment to be each individual far
mer's share of the total average
county production for the last five
years, based on his acreage in crop
for the last three (or four) years,
multiplied by the domestic con
sumption quotient of five-eighths.
(Mr. Hyslop said the college had
requested that the individual farm
er's acreage in crop be based on a
four-year average instead of the
three-year average already get, be
cause of the variation caused by
To illustrate; A farmer operates
1000 acres, having 500 fallow and
500 in crop each year. His aver
age acreage in crop is 500. The
county five-year per acre yield is
15 bushels. His allotment is 500
times 15, or 7,500 bushels, times
five-eighths, which is 4,687 bush
els. If the percent of acreage re
duction should be placed at 15, he
would be permitted to sow 425
ucres. If the benefit fee to be paid
should be 25 cents a bushel, he
would receive on his allotment $1,.
171.75, to repay him for not sowing
The farmer will be entitled to the
market price on all wheat grown
on his acreage quota, plus the ben
efit fee on his allotment, Prof. Hys
lop said. To come under the bene
fits, he will be required to sign a
contract covering a three-year per
iod, including the crop years 1933,
1934 and 1935. Those signing con
tracts will receive two-thirds of
their compensation this fall, and
the other third in the spring after
assurance has been given that their
agreements have been complied
Deadline to be Set
No definite time for signing con
tracts has yet been set, though it
is expected to begin about Septem
ber 15, and Dr. Wilson has advised
that a deadline will be set after
which contracts may not be signed,'
Farmers will not be able to hold
off, expecting to get in later, it was
said. Dr. Wilson also advised that
he anticipated there would be no
more crop loans made by the gov
ernment after the new plan start
ed to operate.
In signing the contracts to be
offered, the farmer agrees to re
duce his acreage for 1934 and 1935
not more than 20 percent, if re
quired, and to farm the acreage in
production in a workmanlike man
ner. Morrow county will be entitled to
its full share based on the total
U. S. production and consumption,
and after the county allotment is
announced, the county or individ
uals may not ask for Increased al
lotments. County wheat control
associations will fix individual al
lotments in their respective coun
ties and these will be printed in
local papers so that everyone may
know what everyone's allotment is.
It was brought out in the discus
sion that individual allotments will
go with the land and not with the
individual. In the case of cash
renters, the renter alone may sign
up, but in the case of share rent
ers both lessor and lessee must
sign contracts. The benefits will
be distributed without regard to
class or grade of wheat
Under the plan the farmer will
be paid for his wheat in two
amounts: the prevailing market
price, and the compensating bene
fit. However, he is not assured a
"parity" price on production in ex
cess of his allotment.
Farmers to Administer.
Expenses for administration of
the act will not exceed two cents
a bushel. If two cents a bushel be
taken for administration, 28 cents
of the processing tax would be left
to return to farmers; but all this
amount might not be returned, de
pending on the market condition
and the amount which might be
required to give the farmer a par
ity" price. It is expected the pro
cessing tax will be raised or low
ered to compensate for market
fluctuations due to uncontrollable
The administration feature of
the act was explained by Mr. Mar
is. Heading the set-up is the sec
retary of agriculture and the
wheat administration officials at
Washington. Under them are four
regional directors, the one for this
region being located at Spokane.
Next under the regional director
comes the county president and
board of directors, elected by mem
bers of the county production con
trol association. Membership in
the association is acquired by sign
ing a contract under the plan. The
county is districted, with each dis
trict legally defined as to metes
and bounds so that each farmer
may be definitely located as to dis
trict, and the members from each
district elect a director. These di
rectors compose the county com
mittee who have the power to fix
allotments, and to appoint district
committees who look after detail
work. The county agent is exec
utive secretary, keeping all records
in his office, and for the full work
ing of the plan it is necessary to
have a check on all farms of the
county, those of. non-members as
well as members.
Compensation of local commit
teemen is in the hands of members
of the county association. Being a
strictly business venture, it was
advised by Mr. Maris that just
compensation should be expected.
probably on a mileage and per
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buckle or go via Willow and
Ditch creeks, if you wish then fol
low the center of the sheep drive
down the ridge directly south, you
will come out on Thompson flats
The western edge of the flats break
off Into the Potamus.
Gaining a vantage point, you
will see one of the most pictur
esque gorges well, probably in the
world. Blue In depth, precipitous
ly walled by a succession of rim-
rocks and fringed with evergreen,
It is everchanging in the shadows
Rims become phantom ships in
shadows of clouds.
Follow on down the flats and
you will come upon the breaks of
the North Fork of the John Day,
into which the Potamus flows. Here
you may look far down upon the
These are gems of nature that
the building of forest trails have
made accessible to motorists; are
easily reached at the present sea
son. The Blues were never more beau
tiful than now, with prairies a
mass of flowers timothy blooms,
larkspur and hundreds of others;
the high flats were recently a mass
of sunflowers, but these are now
Plenty of water and feed for
sheep and cattle on summer range
have lightened the hearts of stock
men. Lost Davenport pad and box be
tween Matlock place and Heppner
on Hinton creek last week end.
Notify Henry Clark, lone.
Thu Gazette Times' Printing Ser
vice is complete. Try it
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
JOEL R. BENTON, Minister.
Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship 11 o'clock
Senior and Junior C. E. .. 7:00 P M.
Evening Worship 8:00 o'clorK
Church Night Thursday at 8:00 P. M.
If you have not a Church home,
we invite you to come and worship
with us. For the coming Lord's
day the sermon topics will be: For
the morning service, "The Leop
ard's Spots," and for the evening
service, "Seeking First Things."
Heppner Community M. E. Church
JOSEPH POPE, Pastor
Sunday School meets at 9:45 with
classes for all ages.
Public worship 11:00.
Anthem, 'Send Out Thy Light."
Sermon, "Leaving Self at Home."
Epworth League 7:00.
Evangelistic service 8:00.
Violin Solo, "Angel's Serenade,"
Ambrosio, Joan Pope.
Sermon, "A Study in Life's Prof
its and Losses."
The orchestra played in the Sun
day School last Sunday to the de
light of all present Come hear
them next Sunday.
Choir practice Wednesday eve
Prayer meeting Thursday eve
We extend to you a hearty wel
come to attend all the services of
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gathers the most for his box. The
meeting was closed with a song.
The next meeting will be held the
second Sunday in September at
which time It is hoped all mem
bers will be able to be present.
Miss Lillie Allinger departed for
Portland during the week. She
went to the city with other officers
of the Farmers & Stockgrowers
bank who hope to make arrange
ments for establishing a bank in
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grabill are
driving a new Plymouth coupe.
A number of lone folks motored
to the mountains for the day last
Sunday. Among those going up
were Mr. and Mrs. Hal Ely, George
Ely, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny
and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilcox.
During the day they inspected the
C. C. C. camp at Bull prairie.
Mrs. Stanley Seeley was brought
home Monday night from the
Heppner hospital where she had
spent several days undergoing
treatment for one of her fingers,
The trouble started some time ago
with a felon and It was thought for
a few days that she might have to
lose at least a part of the finger
but the doctor was able to operate
in a way that brought about results
that made amputation unneces
Mrs. Etta Shippey, who has made
her home in Portland the past
year, returned to the home of her
sister, Mrs. Delia Corson, Monday.
Trade and Employment
(Printed without charge. Dis
continued on notice.)
Will trade cows for riding culti
vator. G. F. Hartford, Boardman
To trade A 22-inch Case thresh
er with blower; a Fordson tractor;
everything complete for what
have you. C. W. Valentine, Lex
To trade Holt 16-ft. hillside
combine; has only cut 500 acres
for cows or horses. G. F. Hartford,
For trade, yearling Jersey bull,
for what have you. Ralph Butler,
For Trade Full blood white belt
ed male hog; will trade for male
pig of same breed at weaning time
Harry French, Hardman. Ore.
Weanling pigs for trade. James
Higgins, Lena, Ore.
To Trade Hotpoint electric
range, slightly used, for what have
you. Mrs. Eph Eskelson, city.
2-man Deering combine with mo
tor to trade for cattle, sheep or
hogs. Troy Bogard, Heppner.
To trade Electric range, nearly
new, for what have you. O. T. Fer
To trade Gasoline engine and
water pump, also .32 Remington
automatic rifle. Max Schultz,
To trade Cream separator and
automobiles for sheep. O. T. Fer
To trade Wagon for wood. Wr
ner Rietmann, lone,
Will trade fresh Holstein cow for
grain drill, Nick Faler, Boardman,
To trade Jersey bull for anothc
Jersey bull. Must be from high pro
ducing stock. G. E. Aldrlch, Irri
Will trade gasoline washing ma-
cnine motor for a portame type
writer. Also will trade thorough
bred Jersey cow for anything I can
use. Beulah B. Nichols, Lexington.
To trade Jacks for mules; take
and pay In mules when raised; or
any other stock I can use. B. F,
To Trade Purebred Jersey helf
er, fresh. Ray Beezeley, lone.
To Trade Bearded barley for
cows. Frank Munkers, Lexington,
TrflrlfV-Pnt-nKar1 oo-Arl -Tarnev hull
for young Jersey bull. E. T. Mes
senger, Boardman, Ore.
Hay chopper to trade for wheat,
D. A. Wilson, city.
Majestic range to trade for what
have you. See D, E. Gllman, city.
She is much improved in health.
With her was her niece, Mrs. Oral
Dobyns of Portland, who will spend
a few weeks in lone.
Dave and Will Hynd of Sand
Hollow were visiting with E. J.
Bristow for a short time last week.
There will be a traveling stage
show at the American Legion hall
on Saturday evening, July 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Burg of Seat
tle, Wash., were visitors at the
heme of Mr. Burg's aunt, Mrs. Ida
Peterson, last week.
The lone school board has hired
Miss Lorraine Pope of Talent, Or
egon, to teach the first and second
grades, which position was left va
cunt by the resignation of Mrs.
Oren Grabill. Miss Pope Is a daugh
ter of the new Methodist minister
at Heppner. She is a graduate of
O. N. S. and this will be her first
ytar of teaching.
Ralph Akers went to The Dalles
on a short business trip on Sunday.
Accompanying him were Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Christopherson. Mr.
Christopherson, who has been ill
for several weeks, following the
extraction of an ulcerated tooth,
went down to consult a physician.
Mr. and Mrs. Leander Pavid and
son of Sacramento, Calif., are vis
iting at the homes- of Mr. Pavid's
aunt and cousin, Mrs. Inez Free
land and Mrs. Omar Rietmann. Mr
and Mrs. Pavid are teachers in
Sacramento Junior college.
Harry Stone and Wlllard Miller
of Philomath were overnight guests
at the Earl Blake home last Thurs
day. They were on their way to
the John Day where they will try
their luck at mining the next few
Mrs. Pete Prophet has been ser
iously ill at her home the past few
days with neuralgia of the heart.
She is enough improved to be able
to go to the ranch to recuperate
from her illness.
John Harbke was a visitor in
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It is a home owned business.
Merchandise of finest quality.
Most reasonable prices on account
of fewer middlemen: manufactur
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Fresh and Cured
Butterfat, Turkeys, Chickens
bought for SWIFT & CO.
Phone us for market prices
at all times.
Phone 32 IONE, ORE.
I HIS Dachshund's.
From tip of nose
The same is true
Of every Shoe
THE STORE OF
town Tuesday. On his return to
his home in Portland he was ac
companied by Mrs. E. G. Sperry
and daughters, Eileen and Char
lotte who will spend several weeks
in Portland at the home of Mrs
Sperry's aunt Miss Agnes Niblen.
Mr. and Mrs. John Krebs and
Mrs. Roy Hurst of Cecil drove to
Portland last Slunday to get a
load of berries.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Petteys ac
companied by their son and daugh
ter and a friend, Miss Wynn, were
visiting at the Frank Engleman
home last Friday. Mr. Petteys is
a cousin of Mrs. Engleman and is
principal of the Peninsula school
Kenneth Kistler accompanied by
his son Billy and his mother and
stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Johns of
Wapato, Wn., arrived at the home
of his mother-in-law, Mrs. W. P.
Prophet, for a short visit on Tues
day. The O. E. S. social club met at
the home of Mrs. George Krebs at
Cecil Tuesday afternoon. The af
ternoon was spent sewing and vis
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Ltd., Managers
Announce the opening of the
plant formerly known as the
Brown Warehouse Company.
WALTER L. McGHEE, Manager.
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
Bonded, Licensed Warehouse
SAVE MONEY BY BUYING YOUR
HARVEST NEEDS NOW
Your Dollar Buys More Now that it will
Later Nearly every article in our stock
has been purchased at the lowest prices
replacement costs are higher. Purchases
made now are sure to mean savings.
Special Prices for Saturday and Monday
CAMAY SOAP, 3 for 17c
CRISCO Free Spatula 60c
RED & WHITE COFFEE 29c
60c BANQUET BLACK TEA 45c
OUR BIG BARGAIN COFFEE 22c
Bar-None Soap Powder glass free .... 25c
W O. Dix Grocery
"Quality Always Higher Than Price"
W. 0. DIX, Proprietor
fclBfc MUli.l -llll Ill ll.l IIMM llnimKi MMCIMaJ
iting. Refreshments of fruit salad,
swiss bread and cold drinks were
served. Ladies who enjoyed Mrs.
Krebs' hospitality were Mrs. Alice
McNabb, Mrs. Ella Davidson, Mrs.
Thomas Davidson, Mrs. H. D. Mc
Curdy, Mrs. A. A. McCabe, Mrs. El
mer Griffith, Mrs. Peter Tlmm,
Mrs. Frank Finn, Mrs. Dwight
Misner, Mrs. C. F. Feldman and
Miss Kathryn Feldman.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor tuetmann
were dinner hosts to a group of
friends on Saturday evening. Af
ter dinner the guests played a few
progressions of bridge and danced.
High score for bridge was won by
Clyde Denny and low score by Mrs.
Earl Blake. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Peterson, Mr.
and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Mr. and
Mrs. Werner Rietmann, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Blake, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Denny, Miss Lucille Bristow
and Ture Peterson.
FOR SALE Late type Monarch
wood-coal range. Like new and
priced about half the prsent figure.
Inquire Gazette Times office.