Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1933)
Volume 50, Number 23.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
TO PORTLAND BANK
Lions Add Resolution to
Ask First National to
Open Branch Here.
INTEREST IS SHOWN
District Commander Tells of Amer
ican Legion Meet; Bull Prairie
Camp Life Cited by Member.
To a spontaneous voluntary pop
ular Invitation to the First Nation
al Bank of Portland to open a
branch bank in Heppner, the Lions
club at its Monday noon luncheon
added a resolution of invitation, all
of which It wa3 hoped would result
in impressing the institution with
the fact that Heppner wants and
needs a bank and welcomes the
establishment here of a branch of
one of the strong Portland institu
tions. The Invitations were sent to the
First National bank because it was
understood that Institution was
considering this field. While an
Impression was expressed that the
First National bank was making
necessary arrangements to open a
branch in Heppner, no definite word
to that effect had been made public.
It was said, however, that, repre
sentatives of the bank had been
here gathering data on the local
A short discussion of the an
nounced public works program
which includes $100,000 for the con
struction of a sewerage disposal
system in Heppner revealed that
no application for this money has
been made locally, and Mayor An
derson could give no definite Infor
mation concerning it. He believed,
however, that if the money were
accepted the city would be obligat
ed to repay $70,000 of the amount.
Syd Brender, C. C. C. member
from Camp Bull Prairie, obliged
by the singing of three songs that
were heartily received. Work of
constructing the camp was now
almost entirely completed, one of
the latest additions being a bath
house which obviates the necessity
of the boys going 12 miles for a
swim. Asked how he liked the
camp life, the New York boy said,
Another entertainment feature
was a vocal solo by little Miss Alice
Biass of Ellensburg, Wn, niece of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wise, who was
visiting at the Wise home. She
was accompanied by Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner and was well received.
Spencer Crawford was introduced
as the new commander of the sixth
district, American Legion, to which
post he was elected at the legion's
convention in Klamath Falls last
week end. Responding to the intro
duction, Crawford gave some of the
highlights of the convention, an
nounced the legion's participation
in national politics to be not solely
in the interests of legionnaires but
more especially in the interests of
disabled war veterans whether or
not they be connected with the le
gion. The work of the legion is Bincere,
though the legionnaires may be ac
cused of undue hilarity at their con
ventions, he said, much of which
odium is unjustly reflected on the
service organization because of
overt acts of others, in many in
stances men too young to belong to
He told of the high place which
the sixth district holds In legion
circles due to its past records, and
cited the election of Harold Warner
of Pendleton as state commander
as a signal recognition for the dis
trict, as well as a tribute to War
ner's high personal standing in le
S. E. Notson, executive committee
member of the Tri-State Develop
ment league, made a short report
on progress of the league's work in
obtaining development of the up
per Columbia and Snake rivers for
transportation, declaring that the
proposed Bonneville dam on the
lower river is not needed to pro
mote navigation and that it is de
sired mainly as a power project
He expected that an Intensive drive
for memberships in the league at
$1 each would be started shortly, as
money Is needed to carry on the
NO HATCHERY PROGRAM
In answer to a letter which Dr.
A. D. McMurdo wrote citing the ad
vantages of establishing a hatchery
on Willow creek, Matt Ryckman,
superintendent of hatcheries fop
the state, replied that at present no
program of extension was planned
by the hatchery department, but
that should a program be adopted
Heppner would be considered. Mis
Information had apparently been
received here that such a program
of extension had been planned, Dr.
SCHOOL TO START SEPT. 4.
School will start in Heppner on
September 4, according to an
nouncement by the board of di
rectors. E, F. Bloom, superlnten
dent, Is expected to arrive shortly
to complete preparations for the
The J. R. Watklns Co. Is proud
to report that theirs Is the first
name In our Industry inscribed on
President Roosevelt's Roll of Hon
Mrs. Leona F. Huston
Andrew Jackson's Cousin
Mrs. Leona F. Huston, who died
at the home of her son, E. R. Hus
ton, In this city Saturday, was a
cousin of Andrew Jackson, seven
teenth president of the United
States. Mrs. Huston suffered a par
alytic stroke Thursday afternoon
and never regained consciousness.
Funeral services were held at the
E. R. Huston home in this city Sun
day evening, Joel R. Benton offi
ciating, and the remains were taken
to Albany, the family home, for
burial beside her husband.
Leona F. Hendricson was born
at Pleasant Grove, Iowa, December
31, 1848, being aged 84 years, 8
months and 11 days at the time of
death. She was married to John
Huston, December 22, 1865, in Linn
county, and four children were
born, three of whom survive! Mrs,
Ida M. Maxwell of Albany, E. R.
and Charles D. Huston of Heppner,
As a girl she crossed the plains to
Albany in 1850, and had made her
home there and at Heppner since.
She was a member of the church of
Christ for half a century.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huston went
to Albany for the commitment ser
By MARGARET BLAKE
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Ball, well known resident of this
community who passed away at the
Heppner hospital on Sunday, Aug
ust 13, following a stroke of par
alysis, were held on Tuesday morn
ing at the Christian church at lone,
of Which she had long been a mem
ber. The services were conducted
by Joel R. Benton, pastor of the
Christian church of Heppner. Spec
ial musical numbers were given by
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Balsiger, Mr.'
and Mrs. Louis Balsiger and Mrs.
Walter G. Roberts. The pall bear
ers were Frank Young, E. J. Bris
tow, John Louy, M. R. Morgan, S.
E. Moore and Bert Mason. Fol
lowing the services the remains
were taken to Waitsburg, Wash., to
be laid beside those of her husband.
Mary Elizabeth Johnson was
born at Upper Lake, California, on
August 15, 1861. On December 17,
1882, she was united in marriage to
Jay D. Ball at Upper Lake, Cali
fornia, to which union twelve chil
dren were born. In the spring of
1883 Mr. and Mrs. Ball moved to
the Gooseberry section of Morrow
county and have, made the tamily
home near this vicinity during most
of the succeeding years. In June,
1906, Mr. Ball passed away at
Huntsville, Washington, and was
buried at Waitsburg, Washington.
During her more active life Mrs.
Ball was a member of the "Daugh
ters of Rebekah" and for nearly
half a century was a faithful mem
ber of the Church of Christ. When
the husband and father was called
from this life, then this faithful
wife and loving mother faced her
problems and trials with wonderful
courage and with untold heroism
began the great task of keeping to
gether and successfully raising the
family God had entrusted to her
care. Of her can well be said "She
has fought the fight, she has fin
ished her course and she has kept
the faith." Surviving Mrs. Ball are
four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Far
rens, Hardman, Mrs. Ellen Bren
ner, Portland; Mrs. Pearl Wright,
California; Mrs. Glayds Long, Uma
tilla; (one daughter, Mrs. Hester
Akers, passed away three years
ago), and seven sons, Matthew Ball,
McMinnville; Elmer Ball, lone; Ed
gar J. Ball, Forest Grove; Glenn
Ball, Irrlgon; Roy Ball, Boardman;
Archie Ball, Heppner; Lewis Ball,
lone. She had forty-six grandchil
dren, forty of whom are now living,
and one great grand child. She is
also survived by two sisters and
one brother, all of Upper Lake, Cal
ifornia. Mr. and Mrs. Ball were
really pioneers of Morrow county,
coming here fifty years ago. Mr.
Ball was engaged In the construc
tion of the railroad through this
Dr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Walker
and sons of Vale passed through
town last Wednesday on their way
to Portland. They stopped over for
a few hours to say hello to old
friends and neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Burt of Cor
vallis were guests at the home of
Mrs. Burt's sister, Mrs. Henry
Clark last week end.
Mrs. Chester Sappington and
daughter, Marguerite, accompanied
by Miss Kathleen Knox, all of
Grants Pass, were guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Blake the first of the week. Mrs.
Sappington will be remembered as
Loretta Cook and is the sister of
Mrs. Blake. The party departed
Thursday for Portland and Wash
ougal, Wash., where they will spend
several days before returning to
their southern Oregon home. Miss
Bethal Blake accompanied them to
Portland and will remain there for
a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Seeley went to
Portland the last of the week to be
with their daughter, M"S. Charles
Christopherson, for a day or two.
Mr. Christopherson underwent a
malor onftrntlnn nt tha Pnrflnr.,1
Sanitarium on Wednesday of last
ween, ine operation was success
ful but after several days complica
tions have developed and he is re
ported In a verv serious condition
Miss Marv K. Rlnkn riennrtoH n
Thursday for Portland. She will
loin her aunt. Miss flwpnrlninn
Jones there for a week's vacation
trip to Cannon Beach.
Mrs. Tom Perry and son of Port-
(Continued on Page Four)
NEXT QUEEIM VOTE
AT IE SATURDAY
Reign of Comety Court
Assured, No Matter
SEPT. 2 TO LIFT LID
Big Day Planned to Open Rodeo
Season; Committees Named to
Handle Show, Dances.
Miss Mae Doherty, Rhea Creek,
Miss Dorothy Doherty, Alpine,
- 10,400 votes.
Miss Ruth Dinges, Lexington,
Miss Edna Lindstrom, lone,
Miss Margaret Brosnan, Lena,
Who of the above comely appli
cants for the 1933 Rodeo throne will
receive the sceptre? the others to
be her attendants, assuring a royal
court of maidens, whose feminine
charm and equestrian training will
make the realm of rodeodom bow
in humble submission.
Two of the dances resulting in
the above vote have been held. The
next vote will be taken at lone next
Saturday evening, and but twice
more, at Juniper on August 26, and
at Heppner on September 2 when
the winner's name will be an
nounced. A big day September 2 is being
planned to start the Rodeo season.
Heppner people will don official Ro
deo garb for the day, and continue
to exemplify the spirit of the Old
West until after the final curtain
of the two-day show is drawn Sep
tember 9. The school band will
make a public appearance to en
liven the day, to be climaxed by
the dance in the evening and selec
tion of the queen.
With work started on the track
and arena this week; with calves
rounded up, the wild mavericks lo
cated and in fine fettle; and in fact,
with all preparations for the show
moving along in record style under
the supervision of Herb French, D.
A. Wilson and Henry Aiken, asso
ciation vice presidents, raising of
the curtain on the first performance
promises to reveal one of the snap
piest and best shows in local his
tory. Details of organization under the
main committees, which were an
nounced several weeks ago, were
still further perfected this week
with announcement of ticket com
mittees for the grounds and dances.
To handle tickets for the show are:
First day; Ticket seller in charge,
J. J. Nys; ticket collectors, Gene
Ferguson, chairman, E. A. Bennett,
Ed Dick, J. S. Baldwin, Joe Snyder,
J. O. Peterson.
Second day: Ticket seller in
charge, J. O. Turner; ticket collect
ors, Spencer Crawford, chairman,
Jim Thomson, Jr., Hubert Galley,
L. E. Bisbee, W. O. Bayless, A. W.
Jones, F. B. Nickerson.
For the dances:
First day: Ticket sellers, L. E.
Bisbee, C. B. Cox; collectors, Dean
T. Goodman, chairman; Alva Jones,
R. I. Thompson, W. H. Cleveland,
Dr. J. H. McCrady, Ray Ferguson,
Clarence Hayes, Frank Turner,
Second day: Ticket sellers, W.
E. Moore, P. W. Mahoney; collect
ors, Gay M. Anderson, chairman;
E. E. Gilliam, Glenn Jones, Francis
Doherty, Garnet Barratt, C. W.
Smith, John Turner, James Thom
son, Jr., Crocket Sprouls, H. A.
Like other phases of the show,
preparations for all of which are
running smoothly, the parade is
drawing its quota of attention and
with many organizations of the
county already signifying their In
tention of entering floats it Is as
sured that all the various prizes of
fered will be hotly vied for.
Carnival concessions have been
largely filled, with rides for the
kiddies assured and a number of
good side shows, of which the all
home athletic show Is expected to
hold the center of attraction.
SERVICES ARE CHALLENGE.
On next Sunday, August 20, Joel
R. Benton, minister of the Church
of Christ, will bring at both the
morning and evening services of
worship, messages which will chal
lenge every parent. At the morn
ing hour the sermon will treat on
"Christian Education," and the ser
mon of the evening hour will com
plement the morning sermon, "The
Child Foursquare." What are
YOUR CHILDREN worth to YOU?
Come and hear these vital mes
sages. JOEL R. BENTON.
Marvin Wlghtman returned the
nrst or the week from Vancouver,
Wash., whore he went last week to
take an examination for entrance
Into Uncle Sam's flying service. He
found the qualifications too exact
ing, he said.
Kate J. Young lodge, Degree of
Honor Prot. assn., meets Tuesday,
August ana at 8 o'clock, in Odd
Fellows hall. The Juveniles will be
entertained following lodge. The
Juveniles meet at 3:30 in afternoon
In hall. Clara Beamer, Secty.
I From Happenings Here and Yon
I Vacation's End I
I and a Band
and other things of more or less
moment as seen by
I The G. T. REPORTER
August is already more than half
gone, kiddies. Only two more
weeks remain until the carefree
vacation days are over. Yes, school
starts September 4.
It's been a great vacation period,
what with plenty of time to go
swimmin' and flshin'. There's been
some good catches, too, with some
prawdads and a snake or two to
add to the thrills.
The summer has produced a new
crop of youthful swimmers. Many
beginners who took their high dive
for the first time now perform like
veterans. Others have passed on
to the first class, proficient in the
art of first aid for water victims.
While carefree, vacation-time has
thus been lucrative. No single
year's schooling could do more to
help equip the youth of Heppner
to meet the great outside world.
Rodeo time nears, too. And with
it will come additional evidence of
work of the summertime.
The school hand whirrh hnn tani
steadily on the job will furnish the
evidence. Another accomplishment
difficult to measure in dollars and
cents, but one that should be
In the good old days before the
flood, Heppner was noted for its
bands there were two of them, a
men's and a ladies' organization.
Time waned, and there was no;
band, though hundreds of dollars
were spent at times in an attempt
Manv more hundreds nf Hnllnrs
were spent in this time bringing
outsme Danas to tne city for fair
- But dollars and ctfrts should not
be the measure of worth of music,
or of art those thfngs which re
flect the cultural life of the com
munity; which signify a deeper and
fuller appreciation of life.
Now that Indian summer and dog
days are at hand, comes another
thought, too. Not so long ago when
the only place to go swimmin' was
the old hole in the creek, this sea
son was accompanied by a green
scum on the water, and its arrival
rather than the beginning of school
marked the end of the favorite
And dog days are aot altogether
a misnomer, as one 'reads of the
rampage of one small rabies-af
flicted canine in a mid-western city
recently. A small boy, bitten by
the dog, had disappeared and had
not been found on last reports.
Yes, it's the season when dogs
eat grass, when rattlesnakes are
blind and, too, when low humidity
in the timber makes forest fires im
minent, and too much precaution
cannot be taken by travelers in the
Sanford Green Dies
At Home of Daughter
Sanford Green, 82, died yesterday
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Earl Eskelson, in this city, follow
ing an illness due to the infirmities
of old age. Burial services will be
held at Salem, home of Mr. Green,
though arrangements had not been
announced. Phelps Funeral home
Is in charge. Mr. Green came to
Heppner a short time ago to visit
at the home of his daughter.
He was born at Gordon Grove,
111., May 22, 1851, and died at Hepp
ner, Oregon, August 16, 1933, aged
82 years, 2 months and 24 days.
Surviving are four children, S. M.
Green of Meeker, Colo.; Mrs, Ella
Crandell and Vane Green of Salem
and Mrs. Earl Eskelson of Hepp
ner. Few Fireworks Evident
At Constitutional Meet
Hanson Hughes, Morrow coun
ty's delegate to the state constitu
tional convention held last week in
Salem, returned home Friday eve
ning. The purpose of the conven
tion to ratify the amendment for
repeal of the 18th amendment to
the constitution as authorized by
the will of the people at the last
election, was carried out In a quiet
and uneventful mannr, Mr. Hughes
said. The vote was 110 for repeal
to 5 against.
Mr. Hughes said his stay In Sa
lom was made addedly enjoyable
by a visit with nn old Heppner
friend, Howard Bryans, now a
druggist of that city. Bryans, a
step-son of Dr. Vaughan, Heppner
dentist and postmaster at the time
of the flood, left here shortly after
the catastrophe in which Dr.
Vaughan lost his life.
Watler Luckmnn left Heppner
hospital Tuesday, and returned to
his home on Butter creek yester
day, following a tonsllectomy.
Schedule to be Worked
Out as Soon as Reduc
tion Figure Received.
1933 BONUS "VELVET"
County Agent Tells of Progress in
Wheat Plan; Sowing of Crops
on Idle Land Cited.
Continued progress is reported by
C. W. Smith, county agent, in set
ting up the organization machinery
for bringing the benefits of the
wheat adjustment program to Mor
row county. The next step in the
local program is the holding of
meetings in the various communi
ties as established by the tempor
ary county organization committee
during the next two weeks. A def
inite schedule is being worked out
and will be published just as soon
as the percent of acreage reduction
One feature that appears to loom
large in the minds of wheat growers
of this county in connection with
the wheat plan, judging from the
number of questions concerning it,
is the matter of use of the "con
tracted acreage" which is the offi
cial term used to refer to the land
to be taken out of wheat in ac
cordance with the acreage reduc
Only broad principles have been
laid down in this connection so far,
says County Agent Smith, leaving
some important points to be inter
preted finally. However, here is the
very latest information he has on
In the first place, the fundament
al idea of the agricultural adjust
ment administration is that such
land as is contracted to be taken
out of wheat shall be rather "put in
cold storage for the present," as
one high official put it. In other
words that the wheat plan provides
cash compensation for taking that
land out of production, hence a
wheat grower should not expect to
continue it as equal income-producing
acreage with the rest of his
Thus, it is pointed out, the gov
ernment contracts to make benefit
payments for three years in return
for acreage reduction for only two
years, as the first payments apply
to the 1933 crop on which no re
duction is required. This is in con
trast to the cotton situation in the
south where cntracts called for ac
tual plowing under part of this
Take, for example, a farmer who
has been growing an average of
100 acres of wheat producing 25
bushels to the acre, or 2500 bushels
total. He gets an allotment of
about 54 per cent or 1325 bushels
which at the minimum payment
promised of 28 cents a bushel brings
him a little more than $375 cash in
addition to the sale of the wheat.
Thus, taking this first year's bene
fits only, he is paid from about
$18.50 to $37 an acre for his 10 to
20 acres of "contracted acreage,"
the amount per acre depending on
the percentage reduction he will be
required to make.
Therefore it would appear, says
County Agent Smith, that any re
turns a farmer gets for this acre
age taken out of wheat can be son
sidered pure "velvet" above com
pensation already received.
The government recognizes, how
ever, that the land would best not
be allowed to stand completely idle
to become a breeding place for
weeds, so here is the exact regula
tion as set out in the specimen con
tract: "The contracted acreage of 1934
and 1935 shall not be used for the
production of any nationally pro
duced agricultural product for sale,
but may be used as follows: Sum
mer fallowed, planted to soil-improving
or erosion - preventing
crops or to food crops for home
consumption on this farm, or to
feed crops for the production of
livestock (or livestock products)
for home consumption or use on
Of course, the question arises at
once as to just what are "nationally
produced agricultural products,"
but however that is finally inter
preted, the plain Intent is not to in
crease the troubles of one group of
farmers in helping another, so
plans might best be made in ac
cordance with that spirit. Feed for
work horses and some seed crops
of which the domestic supply is lim
ited or increased demand certain
may be allowed but according to
the latest information. Increase of
daily stock, beef cattle or hogs will
Miss Mary McDuffee, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George McDuffee of
this city, and Harold W. Buhman,
eighth grade instructor and band
director in the local schools, stole
a march on their many friends
when they were quietly married at
the home of Joel R. Benton, Chris
tian minister, Tuesday evening, Mr.
Benton performing the ceremony.
They left immediately on a short
wedding trip, to return before the
opening of school to make their
home at the Jones apartments. This
paper joins their many friends in
extending them well wishes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harding spent
Sumttiy in Stanfleld visiting Mr.
and Mrs. G. J. Elliott.
To be Held at lone
Charles Christopherson., 41, of
lone died in Portland Tuesday fol
lowing an operation for tumor of
the brain which he underwent at a
hospital there. He had been at a
sanatorium there for more than a
month undergoing treatment. Fu
neral services will be held at the
lone Christian ohurch tomorrow af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will
be in the lone cemetery.
Mr. Christopherson was born at
Canby, Minn., February 22, 1892,
and came to Oregon in 1901. He be
came engaged in wheat raising in
the lone district in 1916 and was
so engaged until the time of his fa
tal Illness. He married Miss Opal
Seely at Heppner, September 6,
1924, and to this union were born
two sons, Richard and Wayne, who
with Mrs. Christopherson survive,
fie is also survived by his father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Christopherson, two brothers, Ern
est and Clifford, all of lone; and
five sisters, Mrs. R. A. White, Boze
man, Mont.; Mrs. Clair Calkins of
Portland; Mrs. Elmer Ball of lone;
Mrs. Ralph Miller and Mrs. Henry
Pierce, both of Eugene. He was a
member of Willows grange of lone,
and leaves a wide circle of friends
in this county.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Mrs. W. F. Barnett met with
quite a painful accident one day
last week when she dropped a
board with a nail in it onto her
foot, running the nail into the top
of her foot and puncturing an ar
tery. She was taken to Heppner
to a physician who dressed the
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan,
who have been visiting Lexington
relatives, returned to their home at
Cherryville last week. They were
accompanied as far as Portland by
Miss Mae Gentry and Emmett
Guests at the George Allyn home
last week were Mrs. George Adams,
Mrs. Helen Lynch and Miss Flor
ence Jackson, all of Port Angeles,
Wash. Mrs. Adams is a niece of
Mrs. Allyn. They went on to
Heppner Thursday to visit with
Mrs. J. G. Cowins.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach
returned from Portland the latter
part of the week.
O. J. Cox is confined to his home
by illness. A physician was called
from "Heppner Friday to attend
Mrs. Charles Sias and daughter,
Glea, are picking huckleberries in
the mountains this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Norton and
young son and Mrs. Minnie Norton
of Hermiston spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall at their
Black Horse farm. Miss Erma Du
vall, who spent last week with rel
atives in Stanfleld and Hermiston,
came over with them.
The meeting of the Home Econ
omics club which was to have been
held at the home of Mrs. Harvey
Bauman, has been indefinitely post
poned. Mrs. Eva Lane is a patient at the
Heppner hospital where she un
derwent an operation Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dickey of
Eugene and Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Calloway and two daughters, Rae
and Faye, of Corvallis visited at
the George Peck and Burton Peck
homes during the week. Mrs. Cal
loway is a sister and Mrs. Dickey
the mother of the Peck brothers.
Mrs. Wilber Steagall and little
daughter June spent the week end
in the mountains with Mr. Steagall.
Mrs. Alex Hunt spent a few days
of last week with, her sister, Mrs.
Ben Cox, at her home on Hinton
creek. : . i ,
W. L. Copenhaver returned on
the stage Monday evening from an
extended trip Into Washington and
Canada where he visited his son
Miss Myra Wells of Heppner vis
ited her sister, Mrs. Cletus Nichols,
H. N. Burchell was called to Sher
idan Monday by the serious illness
of his daughter, Ada.
Mrs. Marie Morris has charge of
the local depot during this month.
Mrs. Morris is not a stranger here
as she was here for some time last
summer while the agent was on his
Mrs. Mary Luntsford, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Karl
Miller, left Monday for her home
at Kelso, Wash.
Alta Cutsforth and children, Beu
lah Nichols and son Billie and
Edith Tucker spent Sunday in the
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nelson left
Tuesday morning for a two weeks
vacation at Newport.
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nichols
were Pendleton visitors Monday.
Miss Annabelle McCabe of lone
spent the week end with her sister,
Miss Jessie McCabe.
CITY SWELTERS FOR WEEK.
The last heat wave in Heppner of
more than two weeks' duration
reached Its apex Tuesday at 2 p. m.
when the government thermometer
In charge of Lenn L. Gilliam read
99 degrees. Yesterday's reading
receded one degree as fleeting
clouds gave some relief from the
direct sun rays, though the atmos
phere was sultry. Temperatures for
the week given out by Mr. Gilliam
Aug. 8 Max. 91, Min. 57
9 " 93, " 57
10 " 93. " 60
11 " 95, " 56
12 " 94, " 56
13 " 97, " 59
14 " 98, " 58
15 " 99, " 62
To Name Representatives
. on Board County Wheat
Community Committees Also to be
Selected; Further Steps in
Control Plan Outlined.
With August 31 set as the final
date for holding community meet
ings In organizing the Morrow
County Wheat Production Control
association, a schedule of district
organization meetings has been an
nounced by Chas. W. Smith, county
agent, as follows:
Morgan, Aug. 23, 2 p. m., I. O. O.
North Heppner, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.
m., courthouse, Heppner.
Alpine, Aug. 24, 2 p. m., school
lone, Aug. 24, 7:30 p. m.. Legion
Lexington, Aug. 25, 2 p. m., Leach
South Heppner - Hardman, Aug.
25, 7:30 p. m., Rhea Creek
Eight Mile, Aug. 28, 7:30 p. .m,
Eight Mile school house.
The meeting in each of the seven
districts of the county is for the
purpose of selecting a member to
serve on the county board, and of
electing two other growers, who
with the first as chairman, are to
be members of the permanent com
munity committee of three.
Anyone signing an application for
contract will be entitled to vote -at
the meeting in his district accord
ing to the number of acres planted
to crop in 1933. If the man is a ten
ant and has not permission from
his landlord to sign up, he may, if
quite sure the permission will be
granted, sign an application at the
meeting and vote.
Each farm operator and land
owner will be notified by letter of
the meeting in his district, and it
is to his best interest that he at
tend, says Mr. Smith. All forms
which applicants for allotments will
need to fill out will be available at
It goes without saying that, in
the selection of their three commu
nity committeemen, growers should
choose the most competent and
best qualified growers of the com
munity. They should select men
or women in whom they have ev
ery confidence; whose judgment
they trust; and in whose fairness
and impartiality they have faith.
Election to the community com
mittee should be construed as an'
opportunity and a privilege for
service. Members of these com
munity committees should be lead
ers in every sense of the word.
Theirs will be a service of real
magnitude to agriculture. It does
not follow that the largest wheat
producer is necessarily the most
competent to serve his community.
Nor does it follow that the small
grower should be excluded. Pre
requisites should include business
ability, organization experience,
reputation for fairness, sound judg
ment and integrity.
The seven men elected from the
various districts will make up the
county board. Immediately after its
formal election and organization
the county board will select from
its membership three men to com
pose the county allotment commit
tee, of which the president of the
board must be one. And a vice
president of the board will be elect
ed to serve in any capacity in case
any member of the allotment com
mittee cannot function.
Due to the heavy amount of de
tail work which will evolve on
members of the community com
mittees, if the producers who sign
allotment contracts so desire, and
if the board of directors of the
county association approve, grow
ers may assess themselves to pay
the community committee members
for the work they do. Such pay
ments, however, if they are made
by the county wheat production
control association, must be includ
ed in the regularly approved budget
of its board of directors.
All growers are advised that, it
they fail to attend their district or
ganization meeting they will have
lost their opportunity to cast their
vote, atlhough they may have filled
out and signed their applications
for allotment contracts.
Before the applications for allot
ment contracts are distributed to
growers they will be stamped on
the upper right hand corner with
the code number of the county.
When it is signed and filled out and
received by the county allotment
committee, the application must be
stamped with its own individual
county number. The corerspond
ing contract, to be signed later by
the grower, must bear the same
county number and the same code
number as the application for al
The applications for allotment
contract will be available at tha
district meetings for those wishing
to sign, and they have also been
placed In the hands of the district
educational committees, so that full
opportunity will be afforded every
one to sign them.
(Continued on Pig Four)