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RFQ0'I HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 50, Number 19.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 20, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
People to Express Will on
Sales Tax and Prohi
OTHER MATTERS UP
Joel R. Benton, Hanson Hughes In
Race for Delegate; County Man
ager, Power Bonds Asked.
Morrow county electors will go
to the polls tomorrow between 8
o'clock a. m. and 8 o'clock p. m., to
express their will concerning the
18th amendment, the sales tax, and
the several other issues appearing
on the special election ballot. The
usual voting places in each pre
cinct will be used.
Little interest has been evinced
locally in any of the issues except
prohibition and the sales tax, and
though these subjects have been
warmly debated no certainty has
developed as to how the vcte in the
county will be recorded. Morrow
county was one of the few coun
ties of the state to vote dry at the
last election when repeal of ena
bling acta to the state constitution
prohibition provisions was effected.
Appearing first on the special
election ballot for tomorrow are
the names of Joel R. Benton, who
opposes, and Hanson Hughes, who
favors repeal of the 18th Amend
ment, for delegates to the state
convention for ratification or re
peal of the proposed amendment,
which, if enacted, would repeal the
18th Amendment. Either of the
candidates, if elected, is pledged to
vote according to the will of the
people of the county as expressed
on the proposed amendment of re
peal. "Yes" Vote for Repeal.
The proposed amendment follows
next on the ballot, and the elector
ate should understand that in vot
ing "yes," the vote is for repeal of
the 18th Amendment, and that in
voting "no," the vote is In favor
of retaining it
Next comes the "Soldiers and
Sailors Bonus Amendment" which,
if passed, will hasten liquidation of
the Soldiers and Sailors State Aid
The "County Manager Form of
Government Constitutional Amend
ment" follows. ' If enacted the
amendment would make it possi
ble for any county to abolish all
elective county offices with the ex
ception of school superintendent,
and place managerial power in the
hands of a county board and sub
ordinate appointees. It is not stat
ed on the ballot how the county
board would be named, but advo
cates of the plan have in mind its
appointment by the governor.
Next comes "Prosecution by In
formation and Grand Jury Modi
fication Amendment" Self-explanatory
on the ballot, this measure
has been proposed by the state as
sociation of district attorneys as an
advanced step in criminal proced
ure and the administration of jus
tice. Would Limit Indebtedness.
If passed, the "Debt and Taxa
ton Limitations for Municipal Cor
porations Constitutional Amend
ment," appearing next, would fur
ther safeguard the power of mu
nicipal corporations to acquire
debts, placing power in the hands
of the legislature to restrict the
powers of such corporations and
subdivisions as to taxation and In
debtedness. The "State Power Fund Bonds,"
which follow, would create a mil
lion dollars fund to be spent by the
state power commission,
Then comes the "Sales Tax Bill."
All the above measures were re
ferred to the people by the legisla
tive assembly. Next cornea "Re
peal of Prohibition to the State
Constitution of Oregon," proposed
by initiative petition. Wets will
vote 'yes." Drys wil vote "no."
And lastly is a referenddm or
dered by petition of the people on
the "Oleomargarine Tax Bill." If
passed this bill will levy a tax of 4
cents a pound on oleomargarine
sold in this state, except for expor
tation, proceeds to go to counties
for Indigent relief; also assess a
$5 annual license fee on businesses
offering oleomargarine for sale.
LAVASCO WILLIAM SEVERE.
The body of Lavasco William Se
vere, killed In an automobile acci
dent near Castle Rock last Thurs
day morning, was prepared for
shipment at the Phelps Funeral
home in this city, and was shipped
to Dows, Iowa, on Tuesday morn
ing, accompanied by the widow,
Nellie LaRue Severe of Portland.
Funeral services were expected to
be held at Dows today. In the car
with Severe was Walter Podolak,
both professional wrestlers, who
were on tneir way to Portland irom
Walla Walla. Polodak sustained
Injuries and was taken to the Her
miston hospital for treatment, Se
vere was killed Instantly when his
head was crushed. The automobile
was a complete wreck. The lnves'
tlgatlon made by the coroner and
sheriff revealed that the men were
probably driving at a high rate of
speed, and apparently drove
straight off the, road.
EDWIN S.DURAN, 69
CALLED TO BEYOND
Native of Illinois Came to County
In 1889; Long Resident of
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Many were the friends who gath
ered on Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o'clock to pay their last respects to
E. S. Duran, pioneer farmer of this
vicinity who passed away at 5:05
o clock on Thursday afternoon af
ter an illness of more than a year.
Friends and relatives packed the
Congregational church where the
funeral ceremony was conducted,
and a large cortege followed the
body to its final resting place in
the I. O. O. F. cemetery where last
rites were performed by the I. O.
O. F. lodge of which Mr. Duran
had been a member for many
Rev. Chas. Sias, pastor of the
Christian church, conducted the
The flowers were many and es
peclally lovely. A mixed quartet
composed of Mrs. Trina Parker.
Miss Dona Barnett, Harvey Miller
and John Miller sang three beauti
ful numbers. Miss Eula McMillan
was at the piano.
Pall bearers were W. R. Scott, F.
W. Turner, W. B. Tucker, O. M.
Scott, J. D. Moyer and Omar Lut
Mr. Duran was an esteemed pio
neer of this community and for the
past 44 years had made Lexington
and vicinity his constant home.
Edwin Sherman Duran was born
at Pittsfleld, Illinois, on December
12, 1863, and departed this life at
Lexington, Oregon, on July 13, 1933,
at the age of 69 years, 7 months
and 1 day. He came to Morrow
county in September, 1889, and
went to work for Wm. G. Sweetzer
near Lexington. In August, 1892,
he was united in marriage to Adel
la Sweetzer and to this union four
children were born, one of whom
died in Infancy. A short time af
ter his marriage Mr. Duran pur
chased the farm on which he was
residing at the time of his death.
While the children were attending
school the Durans leased the ranch
and lived in Lexington, but a few
years ago they moved back to the
ranch where they have since resid
ed. Mr. Duran is survived by his
widow, Adella Duran; one daugh
ter, Mrs. Mary E. McMurtrcy; two
sonst William A. and Moses E. Du
ran, all of Lexington; two sisters
living in Illinois; one sister in
Mississippi; one brother in Idaho;
one brother in Florida, and one
grandchild, Glenn McMurtrey.
He had been for many years a
member of the Congregational
church and of the Odd Fellows
lodge. He leaves a host of friends
whose sympathy is extended to the
The annual Grange Field Day
and picnic was held Sunday at the
Harvey Bauman ranch. During the
program in the forenoon Paul V.
Maris of Oregon State college gave
an interesting address. There was
a demonstration of how to cull out
the unprofitable hens from a flock
of layers. "How to prepare vege
tables for the market was the sub
ject of another interesting demon
stration. A delicious picnic lunch
was spread at noon, and needless
to say, this was enjoyed to the ut
most (especially by the men). Dur
ing the afternoon Chas. W. Smith,
county agent, conducted a party on
a field tour. Some of the fields in
spected were those of Harvey Bau
man, forty fold; Burton Peck,
white federation and crested wheat
grass; R. B. Wilcox, alfalfa; H. V.
Smouse, Arco; A. H. Nelson, Arco,
federation and White federation.
At the Wilcox ranch the party also
visited the grass nursery and Mr.
Wilcox discussed the growing of
alfalfa. The party then returned
to the Bauman ranch where a lunch
in the evening finished the day in
just the right way.
Guests of Miss Wilma Leach over
the week end were W. Togo Eric
son of St. Paul, Minn., and his sis
ter, Miss Sylvia Erlcson of Minne
apolis, Minn. Miss Ericson is a
sorority sister of Miss Leach, both
being members of Alpha Chi Ome
ga fraternity. On Sunday evening
Mr. and Miss Ericson, accompan
ied by Miss Leach, departed for
San Francisco from where Mr.
Ericson will leave' for a world tour.
The girls will visit in Oakland with
Miss Leach's sister, Mrs. 'Ray
White, before returning to Lexing
ton. The Lexington Home Economics
club met Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Marion Palmer.
A short business session was held.
Several good suggestions for the
betterment of the club were pre
sented. The club members had
planned a little surprise for their
president, Mrs. A. H. Nelson, this
being her birthday. She received
many beautiful gifts. A birthday
cake with the appropriate number
of candles had previously been pre
pared and was presented to Mrs.
Nelson. Those present were Mrs.
Nelson, Mrs. Nellie Palmer, Mrs,
Laura Rice, Miss Beulah Petty
john, Mrs. Bernlce Bauman, Mies
Alice Palmer, Miss Jessie M,cCabc,
Mrs. Cleo Van Winkle, Miss Clara
Nolson, Mrs. Noah Pettyjohn, Mrs.
Anne Miller, Mrs. Bertha Dinges,
Miss Annabelle McCabe, Mrs. Anna
Smouse, Mrs. Lorraine Beach, Miss
Ellen Nelson, Mrs. Margaret Miller,
Mrs. Myrtle Schrlever, Mrs. Lor
ena Miller, Mrs. Emma Peck, Miss
Ruth Crawford, Mrs. Beulah Nich-
(Continued on Page Four)
WORK ON QUARTERS
Committee Reports Cots
Not Obtainable for
C. C. C. Boys.
J FOREST TALK GIVEN
Fire Instructions and Hints to Lost
Persons Told; Report Rapids
Locating of a headquarters in
town for boys coming in from
Camp Bull Prairie is not an easy
matter and slight progress was
made last week, reported the Lions
committee at the club luncheon
Monday. The committee was not
successful in obtaining cots and
reported that this feature of the
headquarters might have to be giv
en up. The committee, however,
was instructed to stay on the job
and dn thp hpqt thpv nniH ttq.i
Eskelson, Earl Gordon and W. W.
bmead are handling the matter.
Appropriate to vacation apntinn
when many people seek the shade
ui me umoer on weeK ends, George
Bleakman addressed the club on
behalf of the forest servirA with In.
structions concerning Are precau
tions and hints to anyone who;
might become lost in the moun
Douse Fire Well.
He first cited the fnreat rocnila-
tions for campers: "Do not smoke
while traveling. Be sure to secure
a campfire Dermit before hnilHino-
a fire. Carry a shovel, bucket and
axe. rut out the last spark of your
campfire before leavino- if" Tt
best to douse the campfire with wa
ter, jar. BieaKman said, being sure
that every ember is
ing dirt over the fire loosely is
dangerous, because of the large
amount of decayed vegetable mat
ter in me sou which will some
times smoulder for several days
then be fanneri hv a ionm Rtn...
"J " lvj oia-i t
a conflagration Tf wr i
available, dig the soil up well ar-
ouna me nre to make sure it is not
smouldering in the ernunrt anH
pack dirt on the embers.
If lost an the timber, the worst
thing a Derson can dn la tn )nu hi-
head, Mr. Bleakman said. Whn
one discovers he is lost the best
thing he can do is to stay where
he is so that those who left him
may go to where he is. A lost per
son invariably starts going in a
circle, or if on a trail he
back and forth on it until he be
comes exhausted. Keep cool, and
if you move when lost, fnilnw
canyon, fence or trail in one direc
tion ao not reverse and event
ually you will come to n rmH
trail that is well traveled where
you can De picked up.
To Approach President
Al Rankin and S R lMninr, re
ported for the Lions delegation
that attended a meeting of thp Tim.
atilla Rapids association at Her-
uusiun last rriday evening. The
iiiccung, neia in the Hermistofi
Methodist church hiumint
largely attended, and steps were
planned to get the true picture of
the proposed dam nrnWt hni..
the president, it was reported.
Jrs. j. Li, Gault pleased the
Lions by sineins th rPA nitmhpra
accompanied at the piano by Mrs'
J. O. Turner.
5-Year Wheat Figures
Given for Morrow Co.
The wheat acreaee and nrnrlnp.
tion figures for Morrow county to
be used in ascertaining the coun
ty's allotment under the new Ag
ricultural Adjustment act, as they
are on record with the U. S. de
partment of agriculture, are given
oy w. smitn county agent, as
Acres Yld. Prndup
1928 105,000 18.1 1,900.500
1929 127.441 12.9 1. 649.377
1930 134,000 17.0 2,278,000
1931 121.000 12.0 i.4R2.nnn
1932 111.000 16 0 1 77 mn
5-Yr. Aver. .. 119,688 15.2 1,811,175
Acres Yld. Producv
1928 10,250 9.1 93,275
1929 3,915 11.4 44,646
1930 5,800 17.0 98.600
1931 3,500 9.0 31,500
1932 7,350 13.0 95.550
5-Yr. Aver. .. 6,163 11.9 72,714
Morrow county is given in third
place amonc the counties nrndnc-
ing the most wheat in Oregon, with
umatuia naving tne highest aver
age production for the flve-venr
period, and Sherman county next.
LAURA WILLIAMS MARRIED.
Miss Laura Williams, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Tllden Williams of
Hardman, and Torrey Nelson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nelson of
Kerkhoven, Minn., were married in
Fargo, N. Dak., Friday, June 16.
They were attended by the bride
groom's sister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl J, Schllep of
Dayton, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Nel
son will make their home in Kerk
hoven, Minn. The marriage was a
surprise to the home friends. Mrs.
Nelson was a graduate of Heppner
high school in 1927 and had four
years of teaching experience, two
years at Condon, and two years at
From Happenings Here and Yon
An Open River
A Baby Elk j
and other things of more or less
moment as seen by
The G. T. REPORTER f
The golden grain is beiner har
vested. Lower countrv vielda. re..
ported at 12 to 20 bushels, are sat-
isrying to producers. Not so satis
fying are prospects in UDDer coun
try where harvest has not yet
Farmers are sharnpnino- npnrila
on acreage reduction plan. Most
seem lavorable. How far domestic
prices may be boosted without
sirengtnening tarirr wall, is ques
tion which arises as news comes
this week of Argentine wheat ar
riving in New York.
The new wheat plan becomes
more attractive when slumps in
market hit: such as the 13-rent
drop in wheat recorded yesterday.
A healthy sicn in the reppssinn
is noted bv some both in thp
wheat and stock markets. Specula
tion has been rite, with heavy profit-taking.
Bankers were said to
be responsible for reaction, asking
folks to pay up. A steadier mar
ket for a time is anticipated.
Will the president see the light?
Umatilla Rapids association leaders
hope so; believe that when Mr.
Roosevelt understands how the
Umatilla Rapids dam is the logical
project to complete first to make
the river navigable, and the one
that will bring lower transportation
costs to farmers, he will place his
okeh on its construction.
Engineers sometimes have fan-
ciful dreams. "Who knows but
what they would replace the
Bridge of the Gods, if given the
opportunity," said one speaker at
More power to Mr. Roosevelt if
he will give the people of the north
west the right to enjoy the God
given resources of the misrhtv Col
umbia free of political" graft and
intrigue. Haste the day when boats
(Continued on Page Four)
1ST QUEEN DANCE
Outside Communities Cooperate in
Deciding Lot of Five Applicants
To Rule Over 1933 Rodeo.
The first of a series of four
dances to be staged for the pur
pose of selecting the queen of the
1933 Rodeo, September 8-9, will be
held at Lexington next Saturday
night. The bevy of popular young
ladies chosen to represent districts
of the county outside of Heppner
offers a comely array of applicants
for the position, any one of whom
would reign in a charming man
ner, believe the contest managers,
D. A. Wislon and Henry Aiken, who
are also vice-presidents of the Ro
They are Miss Dorothy Doherty
of Alpine, Miss Edna Lindstrom of
Icne, Miss Margaret Brosnan of
Lena, Miss Ruth Dinges of Lex
ington and Miss Mae Doherty of
Selection of the applicants was
made by granges, or other organi
zation of the respective communi
ties. Voting will be by casting a
dance ticket in the ballot box bear
ing the name of the choice of the
purchaser. The one receiving the
highest number of votes will be
queen and the others her attend
ants at the Rodeo.
The other dances will follow at
two-weeks intervals, the second at
Rhea Creek, August 5; the next at
lone, August 19. with the final
dance at Heppner, September 2.
Prevailing prices will be charged
at each dance, with music furnish
ed by Bud's Jazz band, popular lo
cal orchestra. Local arrangements
for the dances in the outlying com
munities are in charge of the
granges of each respectively, or
other regular management of the
halls, who derive the benefit of pro
ceeds above expenses.
A great deal of effort has been
expended by the Rodeo officers In
plunning details and making the
necessary arrangements for the
contest, and every precaution is
being attempted to give each girl
an even break with the other con
testants. C. C. C. WORKER KILLED.
Morrison J. Wilde, a member of
the citizen's conservation corps
camp at Frog Heaven, died at a
local hospital early Sunday morn
ing as a result of Injuries received
when he fell from, a moving truck
on the way from the camp to Pen
dleton Saturday evening. He was
brought here from Uklah and was
attended by Dr. A. D. McMurdo.
The body was shipped to Baker.
Sidney George, prominent in Am
erican Legion circles and represent
ative of the state Industrial acci
dent commission, was a visitor in
Seeks to Approach Presi
dent With Feasibility
As First Project.
Picture of Developments at Coulee
and on Lower River Told at
President Roosevelt's declaration
last week on development of the
Columbia river, putting the Grand
Coulee dam project in a different
category from development be
tween the mouth of the Snake and
tidewater, inspired a meeting of
the Umatilla Rapids association at
Hermiston Friday evening. Main
concern of the association was to
get the true picture of the Umatilla
Rapids project before the president
to have it selectetd as the first to
bo developed among the four pro
posed dams between the mouth of
the Snake and tidewater.
George Hartman, association
president of Pendelton; E. B. Al
drich, Pendleton East Oregonian
editor; E. P. Dodd, Hermiston, and
S. E. Notson, Heppner, association
vice presidents, were principal
speakers, and led discussion as to
steps that might be taken to get
the matter before the president
Heppner was represented by a large
Engineers' View Opposed.
Fear was expressed by the speak
ers that if choosing of the first de
velopment site were left to the ar
my engineers, that the Umatilla
Rapids might not get the consider
ation deserved. This conclusion
was reached in light of the an
nounced policy of the engineers
that all river development should
begin at tidewater. To meet the
argument which might be expect
ed, that $165,000 had been allotted
to last a channel through the rap
ids at Umatilla and otherwise pro
vide an open channel on the upper
river, it was declared that this
money had just as well be thrown
away, as it would not begin to
move the rock In the way, and that
u it did the water through the
channel would be too swift for nav
igation. And navigation is the most im
portant feature in the president's
development program of the river
between the mouth of the Snake
and tidewater. Power, secondary
in consideration on this part of the
river, is the main incentive for the
Coulee dam project to be construct
ed as a self-liquidating project un
der recent relief legislation. The
president would have the other riv
er development work done out of
rivers and harbors money entirely
as a federal project.
Lower River Provided For.
Boats are now traversing the
lower river below The Dalles, with
Cascade Locks and the Celilo canal
already constructed at huge ex
pense to the government, the
speakers brought out Wheat is
now being trucked to The Dalles
from the upper country and ship
ped to Portland by boat. But the
main tonnage to be transported
comes from the upper river coun
try, and if this section is to be af
forded relief through low cost
transportation, the logical develop
ment should take, place at Umatilla
Rapids. A dam, such as is includ
ed in the engineer's prospectus to
be erected here, would back the wa
ters of the Columbia up into the
Snake river, making slack water
for good boat transportation above
the dam, and make the whole river
navigable, it was said.
In approaching the president, the
meeting decided to seek the coop
eration of representatives, senators,
governors, and other men of influ
ence in Washington and Idaho. A
delegation from those present an
nounced their Intention of attend
ing the celebration at the Coulee
dam site last Sunday, held as a
jubilee that the project had been
recognized, with money in sight for
its construction. There the Uma
tilla Rapids delegation hoped to
make contacts through which the
president might be approached.
Heppner Pine Mills Open
Office in Roberts Building
The Heppner Pine Mills have
opened an office in the Roberts
building on Willow street, in the
quarters formerly used by the city
for its council chambers. D, C. Ec
cles, who with F. Scritsmier of
Portland is heading the business,
is now In charge of the office.
Work of setting up the planer at
the depot grounds has progressed
this week, and lumber continues to
be delivered on the grounds from
the Greener mill south of Hard
man. Mr. Eccles states the new
mill of the company on the Hamil
ton ranch will be ready for opera
tion by the first of the month.
Mrs. Sarah Parker and grand
daughter, Miss Kathryn Parker,
departed this morning for La
Grande and Joseph. Mrs. Parker
will visit at the home of her son,
John Parker, at La Grande, while
Kathryn will go on to Joseph for
a visit at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Dorris Mitchell,
HARVEST WELL ON
IN I ONE SECTION
Beckner Delivers First of New
Crop; 12 to 20 Bushels Yield;
Other News of the Week.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Harvest, or preparation for hAr
vest seems to be the order of thp
day. A number of outfits have
started the past few days and next
week will probably Bee a majority
of the farmers busy harvesting
tneir crops. Lee Beckner was the
first to put anv of this vear'g ernn
in an lone warehouse, bringing in
seme on Tuesday to the Farmers
elevator. Fred Mankin delivered
some to the Jordan elevator nn
Tuesday also. Eearly reports from
various neids are that the grain is
making a good average considering
tile XaCI mat It In RTrino- an-am anA
Ihte season has not been a wet
one. Reports of from twelve to
twenty bushels to the acre are. civ.
en. With the wheat market as it
is the farmers are feeling that they
are getting a better break this year
than for several seasons past.
Mrs. Purvine and son of Port
land are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hale.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Ely and Mrs.
Heliker motored to Hermiston on
Monday. While there they attend
ed to some business and also visit
ed at the H. G. Rankin home and
went through the cooperative can
nery in Hermiston which is man
aged by Ora Barlow.
The Farmers Elevator company
has purchased a new truck to be
used in connection with their busi
ness this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundell were
surprised on Monday evening when
their relatives came in and had
"pot luck" supper with them, the
occasion being the anniversary of
their wedding. Those who enjoyed
the evening with them were Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Swanson, Norma,
Eva and Norman Swanson, Mr. and
Mrs. Cleo Drake and children, Mr.
and Mrs. Garland Swanson, Mrs.
Elmo McMillan and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Lundell and Hel
en, Mildred, Norton and Richard
Miss Veda Eubanks and Johnny
Eubanks motored to Pendleton on
Tuesday afternoon. They will visit
with friends and relatives and Miss
Eubanks expected to have dental
work done while there.
Mrs. Ella Davidson,- Mrs. Earl
Morgan, Mrs. Tom Davidson, Mrs.
Mildred Eubanks, Miss Delvena
Reis and Earline Morgan have es
tablished a camp on upper Willow
creek where they will remain for
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson
were business visitors in Pendleton
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson
were given a surprise miscellaneous
shower last Friday evening. The
affair was planned by Mrs. Ernest
Lundell and Miss Norma Swanson
and was given at the J. E. Swan
son home. A great many beautiful
and useful gifts were received by
the young couple. The evening was
spent on the lawn, refreshments of
ice cream and cake being served at
a late hour. Guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Howell and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Drake and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lundell and
family, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Lind
strom, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundell
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Smouse, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Ely,
Margaret Ely, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
lace Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Blake, Bert Mason, Miss Lu-
oille Bristow, Mrs. Elmo McMillan
and Ture Peterson.
Mrs. Alice McNabb celebrated a
birthday anniversary on Sunday
with a large dinner party. Gather
ing to wish her many happy re
turns of the day were Mr. and Mrs.
Jess Warfleld, Mr. and Mrs. O. G.
Haguewood, Mrs. Ida Fletcher, Miss
Rosa Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Ray, Mary Lou Haguewood, Laura,
Robert and Glenn Warfleld, Mr.
and Mrs. Rex Fisk, Mrs. Edna
Jewell, Billy and Lois Puyear,
James Warfleld, Mrs. J. P. O'
Meara, Mrs. Stella Reith and Doug
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Fisk of Ken
newick, Wash., accompanied by
Mrs. Edna Jewell and children,
Lois and Billy Puyear, of Pasco,
Wash., arrived in lone on Sunday
at the home of Mrs. Alice McNabb.
On Monday Mr. and Mrs. Fisk and
Mrs. Jewell continued their trip,
going to Waldport, Ore., to visit at
the home of Mrs. Jewell's sister,
Mrs. Gus Read. They left Billy and
Lois here to visit with their grand
mother, Mrs. McNabb.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Grimes of
Waldport arrived in lone Tuesday.
With them was Blaine Blackwell
who had spent the last few weeks
In the valley.
Mrs. Frank Engelman left Sat
urday for Portland where she will
make an extended visit with friends
and relatives. She went in com
pany with Willie Petteys and fam
ily who were returning to Portland
by way of lone from a week's va
cation spent at Wallowa Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin were
business visitors in Pendleton and
Walla Walla on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Irvln of Port
land are visitors at the home of
Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Wilcox. They
are planning on locating in Mor
row county in the near future.
Dwlght Misner returned Friday
from a business trip to Portland.
Miss Ruth McConnell of Port
land is the house guest of Miss
(Continued on Paxfl Four)
UNDER WHEAT PLAN
Study of County Situation
To be Made Looking
TO VOTE BY RATING
Details of Procedure Given by
County Agent; Local Associa
tion Has Administration.
As a result of the meetings of
wheat farmers at lone and Hepp
ner last Wednesday and Thursday,
a committee was named to gather
the necessary' data and arrange for
the permanent organization of the
Morrow County Wheat Production
Control association. Named on the
committee were H. V. Smouse, Bert
Johnson, Emil Carlson, J. O. Tur
ner, Harvey Miller and R. B. Rice.
The committee will proceed im
mediately to make a study of the
county situation in order to be able
to recommend the number of dis
tricts and the number of directors
to be included in the association.
Their recommendations may be ac- '
ctpted or rejected at the organiza
tion meeting, says Charles W.
Smith, county agent, who will as
sist the committee.
It will be necessary for the com
mittee to determine the average
number of acres of each farm in
the county on which wheat was
produced in the crop years 1930,
1931, 1932, also the average number
of bushels produced by each in
these years, and the exact descrip
tion of the land.
Must Adjust Allotments.
This information is necessary.
the county agent says, because the
total county allotment is based on
the preceding five-year average
acreage and production, while in
dividual allotments are based on
the three-year average of each.
Hence, there will be a variation be
tween the total individual allot
ments of the county and the county
allotment, and it will be necessary
to scale individual allotments up
or down to fix them in proportion
with the county allotment
For the puropose of organization,
all applicants for membership in
the association shall be entitled to
vote for a representative on the
board of directors. The vote of
each applicant shall be in propor
tion to the number of acres of
wheat planted by him for the 1933
crop, which information must also
be secured by the temporary or
After the organization of the as
sociation, only members shall be
entitled to vote for representatives
on the board of directors; and the
vote of each member shall be in
proportion to the number of bush
els allotted to him by the county
The board of directors shall con
sist of as many members as there
are communities represented in the
association, with one member elect
ed from each community. Until the
total allotment for each director's
district has been determined, when
it will be used as a basis for voting,
each director will have the right
to vote in proportion to the num
ber of acres planted in wheat for
the 1933 crop by applicants in his
President on Committee.
The county allotment committee
shall consist of 3 members elect
ed by the board from the board's
membership, with the president of
the board serving as chairman of
the allotment committee. The vice
president will not be a regular
member of the allotment committee
but will serve in case of the inabil
ity of any other member of the
committee to act.
Besides a president and vice-president,
other officers will be secre
tary, who shall be the county agri
cultural agent, and a treasurer,
who shall be the county treasurer
or some person approved by the
State Director of Extension.
Community committees will be
named by the board of directors
for the purpose of making inspec
tions; so that, all told, the details
of local administration will be han
dled by the local association.
The board of directors, commit
tees, and officers of the association
shall, however, be subject to the
rules and regulations of the Agri
cultural Adjustment Administra
tion of the U. S. department of ag
riculture. With the exception of
the secretary, the county allotment
committee and the community
committees while serving as in
spectors, the officials of the asso
ciation will serve without compen
sation and will be allowed only such
subsistence and expenses as the
secretary of agriculture shall pre
scribe. Sentiment of farmers generally
since the meetings last week ap
pears favorable for a large per
centage affiliation with the pro
PARADE FRIZES UPPED.
Prizes for the organization floats
and decorated automobiles were
considerably Increased by the float
committee when it met this week
to plan for a bigger and better par
ade at the Rodeo, September 8-8,
announces Chas. W. Smith, chair
man. It was expected the full prize
list would be ready for publication