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Volume 50, Number 32.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
JOLLY VOD-VIL SET
15 Organizations, 3 Out
side Communities Will
Be in Big Program.
GOOD TIME ASSURED
Variety of Musical, Reading, Dra
matic Skits Arranged; Bouquets ,
Suggested as Appreciation.
An evening of jolly entertainment
1b in store for everyone who attends
the annual library benefit vod-vil
tomorrow evening at the gym-auditorium.
The curtain will be drawn
promptly at 8 o'clock. With no seats
reserved, It will be necessary to be
on hand early to get a choice of
Originally conceived as a civic
enterprise, this year the benefit has
taken on county-wide proportions
with lone, Lexington and Hardman
Tepresented on the program in rec
ognition of the growing service
which the library has been able to
extend. Library officials say there
are now many calls for books from
over the county, which are given
the same attention as those made
Eighteen numbers, including a
wide variety of reading, musical
and dramatic skits reaching all the
way from the sublime to the ridic
ulous, will compose the program of
entertainment, with as many or
ganizations and communities spon
soring the various numbers. The
one "dress" rehearsal is being held
this evening when the order of ap
pearance will be determined.
Many of the sponsors are keeping
their offerings dark, so that the
added thrill of revelation of the un
expected awaits the audience to
morrow evening. Announced fea
tures include musical numbers by
Kathryn 'Parker, Mary Moore, Miss
Lorraine Pope and Laurel Beach.
There will be a depiction of the
"Shooting of Dan McGrew." A
blackface quartet will dispense pop
ular melodies. "Hunting Scene,"
"Camp Meeting," "The Story Hour,"
and "Cannibal Love Affair," are
titles of several offerings, appeal
ing to the Imagination, while Dean
Goodman, Jr., will be heard in reci
tation. Besides the communities men
tioned, organizations of Heppner
participating Include the Eastern
Star, Rebekahs, Neighbors of
Woodcraft, American Legion, Lions,
Elks, Business and Professional
Womans club, Legion Auxiliary,
Methodist church, Christian church,
Boy Scouts, Degree of Honor, De
gree of Honor Juveniles, Book
worms and the school.
Arrangements have been made
with the doorkeepers to receive all
boquets and it is especially to be
desired, the management says, that
talents of the performers be rec
ognized In this manner. Those who
have planned to bring the left-over
eggs from the setting nest, or who
have laid aside an assortment of
over-ripe tomatoes for the occasion,
are discouraged against bringing
them in deference to the school
In all seriousness, however, the
management is pleased with the
fine response to their call for as
sistance, and promise a fine enter
tainment in return for the popular
admission charges of 10 and 30
cents. The money goes for a worth
while cause and one which must
have assistance through such source
as no tax is levied to take care of
expenses other than a small sum
O.S.C. Homecoming Set
For October 27 and 28
Corvallls. Preparations are well
along for the annual Homecoming
celebration at Oregon State college.
The event is earlier this year than
usual, being scheduled October 27
and 28 to coincide with the W. S. C
O. S. C. football game on Bell field.
Forrest Lindsay, now in his third
year as yell leader at the school, Is
chairman of a large committee
planning entertainment features
for the many alumni and friends
expected on the campus at that
time. One of the chief alms of the
committee is to impress on visitors
the "new deal and new spirit" the
students feel now that reorganiza
tion is complete from curricula to
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
Heppner unit, American Legion
auxiliary, met Tuesday evening at
the home of Mrs. Harry Tamblyn
with Mrs. Faye Ferguson and Mrs.
Tamblyn as hostesses. Regular bus
iness was transacted, and a contest
was announced In which the Her
miston unit has challenged the
Heppner unit with early completion
of membership quotas as the goal.
The losing unit will entertain the
winning unit. It was alco announc
ed that the Child Welfare sewing
projoct would be started at the
E. R. Jackman, extension special
ist from Oregon State college, was
In the city a short time yesterday,
going on to Arlington yesterday af
ternoon for the conference of East
ern Oregon Wheat league officials
who laid plans for the staging of
the annual convention,
By MARGARET BLAKE
Examinations on the first six
weeks' work were given last week
In the grade and high school.
Achievement tests were also given
in the grades. Report cards were
out the first of the week. In the
grades the following pupils made
the honor roll: First, Richard
Christopherson, Maxine Allen, Al
ton Yarnell and Zelma Biddle; sec
ond, Alice Nichoson and Melbalene
Crawford; third, Iris King, Mari
anne Corley, Alan Howk; fourth,
Van Rietmann and Betty Lindsay;
seventh, Joan Sipes; eighth, Ruth
Crawford, Maxine McCurdy, Ber
tha Akers, Betty Bergevin and An
The grades are planning on a
carnival and minstrel later on to
be given for the purpose of raising
funds to be used In the serving of
hot lunches during the cold weath
er. Further announcement will be
made later regarding plans and
The carnival and dance given by
the high school at the Legion hall
last Friday evening was well at
tended. The program of skits, mu
sical numbers, etc., was well re
ceived and much enjoyed. It was
followed by a dance and the open
ing of all Concessions. The receipts
for the evening were $99.67. After
the expenses totaling $67.12 were
paid there was a balance of $32.55.
The money will be used by the
student body to meet its various
Before the carnival a poster con
test was held in the high school
for well designed and attractive
posters to be used in advertising
the carnival. First prize was award
ed Phil Emert; second to Miriam
Hale, and third to Hattie Van Scho
lack. Pupils in high school who made
honor rolls are: Seniors, first honor
roll, Leo Young; second honor roll,
Theodore Thompson, Alfred Nelson
and Jane Collins; juniors, first hon
or roll, none; 2nd honor roll, Har
riet Heliker; sophomore, first hon
or roll, none; second honor roll,
Miriam Hale, Eugene Normoyle,
Virginia Griffith, Ross Belle Perry,
Harlan McCurdy, Irene Zinter and
Blaine Nelson; freshmen, first hon
or roll, Bert Mason, Jr., 2nd hon
or roll, Wallace Lundell, Nola Kei
thley, Denward Bergevin and Char
Music text books have been or
dered for the grades and as soon
as they arrive regular instruction
in music under the supervision of
Miss Spittle will be given. The
first four grades will be joined into
one group and the upper four Into
another. Miss Spittle also has
charge of all work in music being
undertaken in the high school.
George Tucker, superintendent of
the school had his watch stolen
from his clothing in the basement
of the school house a short time
ago. The watch was found in the
possession of F. M. Watkins of Ir
rigon who had been selling grapes
in lone on the day the watch dis
appeared, Mr. Watkins claimed to
have found the watch on the school
grounds, but following the testi
mony of witnesses at a trial held at
Heppner last Friday, he was found
guilty of larceny and fined, and the
watch was returned to Mr. Tucker.
Cleo and Ed Drake and Ernest
Lundell drove up to the mountains
on Sunday morning shot a couple
of deer they had apparently spot
ted up there on a previous hunt
and were back In lone In the af
ternoon. Ed and Walter Bristow, Frank
Robinson and Harry Yarnell made
up another party of hunters who
brought back two deer on Saturday.
Mrs. Mary Sowers who has been
visiting friends and relatives here
for the past week or two departed
on Monday for Portland where she
will spend a week at the home of
her son, Floyd Barlow, before re
turning to her home in Missouri.
She was accompanied to Portland
by her daughter, Mrs. Grant Olden.
Sterling Fryrear was arraigned
before Judge Robinson, local jus
tice of the peace, last Saturday, on
a charge of polluting a stream of
water. He was found guilty of
throwing refuse from a slaughter
house into Rhea creek and fined
$25 and costs.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernlce Crawford
have moved Into the house on Sec
ond street owned by Elmer Grif
fith. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bryson re
turned on Sunday evening from
Carkston, Wash., where they had
been called by the serious illness of
J. H Bryson, Sr., who Is making
his home there this winter with a
son, Bert Bryson.
Oren Grabill and Edgar Ball both
former residents of lone who now
make their homes in Forest Grove
were in town over the wek end. Mr.
Grabill came up to get a load of
Mrs. John Osteen and small son
arrived In lone last Friday to spend
a few weeks visiting Mrs. Osteen's
mother, Mrs. Minnie Forbes.
Roy Brown of Hermiston spent
the week end In our city.
Mrs. Helen Farrens is in town
following the finishing of harvest
on the McElligott ranch where she
had been employed. She will be
housekeeper for Ralph Alters' fam
iy during the winter.
Ten townswomen met at the high
school gym on Monday evening to
organize a volley ball team. They
will meet regularly and ask every
one who Is interested to come and
take part In the fun and exercise
Mrs. Laxton McMurray returned
on Tuesday from an extended vaca
tlon trip during which she visited
friends and relatives In Idaho, Col
orado, Iowa and California and also
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CROP SEEDING TO BE
Regional Credit Offices
to Help With Planting
Up to 85 Percent.
LAST 4 YEARS BASE
Farmer to Compute His Annual
Acreage as Basis; Control
Contract Not Necessary.
Regional agricultural credit cor
porations and the seed and crop
production loan offices will finance
the seeding of not to exceed 85 per
cent of a borrower's average annual
acreage of winter wheat for a base
period of the last four years, it was
announced recently by Governor
Henry Morgenthau, Jr., of the Farm
The financing is limited to the 85
per cent of the average annual
acreage regardless of whether or
not the borrowing farmer has sign
ed a wheat acreage control contract
with the Secretary of Agriculture.
The effect of these instructions is to
place the loaning policy of the
Farm Credit administration entire
ly in accord with the wheat acreage
control program of the Department
of Agriculture, Mr. Morgenthau ex
plained. This limitation of financing to 85
per cent applies if the average an
nual acreage was in excess of 95
acres. If the average annual acre
age was less than 95 acres but more
than 80 acres, no loan will be made
to finance the planting of more
than 80 acres. No reduction will be
required if the average acreage was
80 acres or less.
Governor Morgenthau also point
ed out that in cases where winter
wheat Is- considered necessary for
forage for the livestock of the ap
plicant for a loan from a regional
agricultural credit corporation,
plantings up to 80 acres may be
made regardless of the history of
the land. The seed and crop pro
duction loan offices are making no
loans for planting forage qpops.
In computing the average annual
acreage planted to winter wheat,
the spring wheat acreage may be
used for the crop year or years in
which no winter wheat was plant
ed. However, if both spring and
winter wheat were planted in the
same crop year, only winter wheat
acreage will be used.
If the land to be farmed was
planted to winter wheat for the
crop years 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933,
then the base period shall be that
four-year period. If the land was
planted to winter wheat for only
three of these years, then the av
erage of these three may be used
to determine what may be planted.
Likewise, if it was planted for only
two or only one of these years,
then the two years or the one year,
as the case may be, may be used to
determine the allowed acreage.
In determining the average acre
age to be planted by an applicant,
the record of the land is to be used,
whether or not the applicant farm
ed this particular land.
Business Houses to Close
For Arlington-Irish Game
Busines houses of Heppner will
close tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'
clock for the Heppner-Arlington
nigh school footbal game, and will
remain closed until after the game.
When the scrappy Arlington squad
meets Heppner's "Fighting Irish"
tomorrow at Rodeo field, the title
for the untied and undefeated team
of eastern Oregon will be at stake.
Each being untied and .undefeated,
and the only teams In the section
with this record for the season, the
game means much to both teams
and a red-hot battle is expected.
Meppner's probable starting line
up will be: ends, Drake and Mor
gan; tackles, Reid and Dick;
guards, Bryant and Furlong; half
backs, Thomson and Gilliam; quar
ter, Hiatt; fullback, Hanna.
RURAL TEACHERS ELECT.
The Rural Teachers cluh of Mor
row county met at Hardman Sat-
uraay afternoon and elected officers
for the new year. Miss Mae Doh
erty. Golden West school, wan pilo
ted president and Mrs. Anna Heiny,
jviatteson school, was named secre
tary. A general discussion was had
of the new manual for rural w.hnnis
published and distributed by the
state department of education. Mrs.
Ill Clary, Hardman, led a discus
sion of "School Housekeeping," and
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county su
perintendent, led a discussion of
"Self Improvement for Tench pra "
The attendance and Interest were
good. The next meeting rf th nlnh
will be held at Eight Mile Center
scnooinouse, December 9,
CHARLES CLARK PASSES.
Charles Clark, local on rnpntut
died on the wav to HeDnner from
the Deulin farm on Heppner flat
Tuesday morning. He had been
employed at the Deulin farm for
some time, and had complained of
being 111 for several days though
his condition was not considered
serious. He was taken suddenly
worse Tuesday morning but died
before medical assistance was
reached. Phelps Funeral home is
in charge of funeral arrangements.
Musicale to Present
Talented Lex People
"Musical Melange" will be the
presentation of the Lexington high
school glee club on the evening of
Friday, October 27, featuring Mrs.
James H. Williams, soprano; Miss
Lucy Spittle, alto; Laurel Beach,
tenor; Miss Esther Fredreckson,
violinist, and Miss Eula McMillan
Mrs. Williams has appeared as a
soloist in Reed college glee clubs.
She directed the glee club at Los
tine for three years which won the
eastern Oregon glee club cup, and
she has just completed several
months' study at Berkeley.
Miss Spittle is a graduate of the
music school at the University of
Oregon. She studied voice with
Mr. Boardman, was soloist with the
Polyphonic choir, and sang the alto
role in "Elijah" at the University
of Oregon last spring.
Miss McMillan is a talented pian
ist, having studied piano at Mon
mouth and at the University of
Miss Fredreckson, a graduate of
the McDonald school of music at
Pendleton, plays the violin with
poise and brilliancy, showing a
thorough mastery of her instru
ment and remarkable technique.
She has given many recitals in Pen
dleton and Wala Walla and has
played over radio station KOIN in
Mr. Beach is well known in music
circles, having studied voice at
Whitman college in Walla Walla,
at Chicago and Los Angeles, as well
as at the University of Oregon. He
has appeared in radio programs a
number of times. r
This musical program will be
presented in three acts. The first
will be Spanish; the second a skit
from "Blossom Time," built around
Schubert's melodies, and the third
act will consist of popular and
classical numbers, including solos,
duets, trios, etc., all having special
appeal to music lovers. Appropri
ate costuming will be used through
out. Reserved seats will be on sale
this week end and may be obtained
from any of the glee club members.
Price for reserved seats will be 35
cents, and for general admission, 25
cents, with children, 15 cents.
The glee club is trying to make
this the biggest and most enjoyable
musical event that has ever been
presented in the high school, and
present it as a rare treat to music
lovers of the community.
Development League Will
Continue' Umatilla "Effort
A meeting of the Tri-State De
velopment league was held at Pen
dleton last Friday night After
thoroughly discussing the situation,
it was decided to make a vigorous
effort to get an allotment of money
from the public works fund to be
gin work on the Umatilla Rapids
and Snake river improvements. It
will require some money to carry
on the fight, states S. E. Notson,
member of the board of directors of
the league, but those best informed
think that the prospects for ob
taining the money for the improve
ments are good, and that it will
pay to raise the necessary funds to
carry on. The chambers of com
merce in the different towns have
been asked to raise some funds.
The granges and other farm organ
izations are also asked to help out.
It was shown that, if these river
improvements can be made, the
freight rates will come down four
or five cents per bushel from points
in the Inland Empire. Even a re
duction of one cent a bushel in
freigh rates would mean $10.00 on
a thousand bushels of wheat. It
has been suggested that the farm
ers who are not In position to aid
in money just now might give a
sack or two of wheat toward the
funds for carrying on the fleht.
Green's feed store at Heppner will
accept the wheat and turn over the
price to the league, if that will be
of any convenience to the farmers.
Perhaps some arrangement can be
made at Lexington and lone, also.
Whatever is done must be done
quickly, Mr. Notson says, for the
time is short.
Red Cross Roll Call
To Begin November 11
The annual Red Cross roll call
will start in Morrow county on Ar
mistice Day, November 11, an
nounces Joel R. Benton, chairman
of the county chapter, who asks
the folks to be prepared to answer
the call. Never before in history
have so many people been directly
or Indirectly helped by this great
humanitarian relief agency, said
Folks are urged to be as liberal
as possible, and attention is called
to the fact that only 50 cents of
each membership goes to the region
al office with the remainder staying
at home, no matter how lage the
contribution. The annual member
ship Is one dollar, but other mem
berships are availuble at varying
larger amounts, as touows: contrlb
uting memlbership, $5; supporting
membership, $10, and sustaining
membership, $25, of which only GO
cents 'goes to the regional office.
Kate J. Young lodge, Degree of
Honor Protective association, meets
Oct. 24, at 8 olclock, In Odd Fel
lows hall. The juveniles meet at
4 o'clock in afternoon. Clara Bea'
mer, secctary No. 29.
P. M. Gemmell has been located
at Moro the past week In his work
as appraiser for the Federal Land
bank of Spokane. He expected to
be back home the end of the week.
NAMED M NBA
WILL BE MEDIATOR
Hearing of Complaints, Petitions
Function of New Body; Is Sec
ond Phase of Movement
Heppner organized for the second
important step in NRA yesterday
and Tuesday evenings when the
local compliance board was named
in accordance with President Roos
evelt's program to obtain 100 per
cent compliance with reemployment
agreements by all Blue Eagle em
ployers. These boards are being
created in every city and town in
the country, according to Hugh S.
Johnson, NRA administrator.
Spencer Crawford was named
chairman of the local board of sev
en members. The other members
are Glen Hayes, representing in
dustrial employees; Earl Eskelson,
representing industrial employers;
Chas. Thomson, representing retail
employers; Lucy E. Rodgers, rep
resenting consumers, and J. O. Tur
It is the purpose of this new
board to hear complaints of non
compliance with the president's
agreement; to hear petitions for ex
emptions under paragraph 14 of the
president's agreement that permits
exceptions where strict compliance
would create "great and unavoid
able hardship"; and to hear peti
tions for permission to operate on
the longer hour schedule of exist
ing union contracts, instead of the
maximum hours of the president's
Pending the issuance of more
explicit instructions the new com
pliance board will immediately un
dertake the investigation of com
plaints now before local commit
tees. Employers will be informed
of the complaints against them and
will be given opportunity in a hear
ing to answer the charges. If the
complaint is found to be valid and
the employer fails to comply vol
untarily with his agreement, the
board will report the case to the
administration in Washington.
The compliance board, it is point
ed out in General Johnson's In
structions, shall have no power of
enforcement except on express di
rection from Washington.
It is pointed out by T. S. Ham
mond, executive director of the Blue
Eagle division of NRA that "The
Blue Eagle is the property of the
Federal Government and can only
De taken away by that authority.
"If, after a thorough investigation I
of the facts by local authorities a
clear-cut case of wilful violation of
the President's agreement is re
ported to Washington and no satis
factory settlement may be obtained
by further mediation, the Federal
Government will act.
"The ultimate objective of the
National Recovery movement is the
self-government of trade and in
dustry by their own associations,
under permanent codes approved
by the president. The organization
of trade associations for this pur
pose is an integral part of our pres
"Pending such time as all indus
try is under codes, it is the purpose
of the president to effectuate the
policies of the National Recovery
act by securing 100 percent compli
ance with the president's reemploy
Father-Son Banquet On
Oct. 27; Big Time Plan
The annual father and son ban
quet, sponsored by the Boy Scout
executive committee, will be held
at the Christian church basement
Friday evening, Oct 27. Judge C.
L. Sweek of Pendleton will be toast
master and a program of music
and speaking is being arranged.
A large part of the male popula
tion of the community gets togeth
er each year for this enjoyable oc
casion, looked forward to with spe
cial expectancy by the sons. All
the men are Invited, and those who
have no son of their own are asked
to bring someone else's son. The
men pay for the tickets and take
the boys as their guests. More de
tailed plans for the event will be
given next week.
RHEA CREEK GRANGE NEWS.
Rhea .Creek grange decided at
their last meeting to change the
time of meeting to the first Friday
night in each month, Time of meet
ing to be at 8 o'clock. There will
be a pot-luck supper on Nov, 3 at
6:30, also a program. Congressman
Walter Pierce and Mrs. Pierce have
promised to be here at this time, so
we can expect an interesting talk
from both of these grangers, The
public is cordially invited to this
program. The next meeting of the
H. E. C, club will be at Mrs. Sterl
ing Fryrear's, to be held on Oct. 26.
Benefit card party by O. E. S. So
cial club, Wednesday evening, Oct.
25, at Masonic hall dining room,
8 o'clock, 15 cents.
S. N. Slyter of Newberg passed
through town Saturday evening, on
his way to Uklah to hunt for deer.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Services were held at the Church
of Christ Tuesday evening, Rev.
James Pointer of Oakland, Cal.,
delivering the sermon. Mr. and
Mrs. Pointer left for Portland Wed
nesday morning. They will visit
relatives there for a few days be
fore going on to Reno, Nev., where
they will be with the Christian Mis
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schriever
and family left Wednesday morn
ing for a visit with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. James Leach, Mrs.
Minnie Leach, Mrs. Trina Parker
and Miss Opal Leach motored to
Walla Walla Wednesday.
Mr. Corbett, lassistant superin-t
tendent of the O.-W. R. & N., and
Mr. Hamlin, roadmaster, were in
Lexineton Tuesday transactins-
business connected with their of-j
The Pioneers Reunion which Is
an annual event in Lexington will!
be held on Saturday, October 28,
announces the committee in charge.
There will be a big basket dinner
at noon and a lunch in the eve
ning. Coffee will be furnished but
those attending are asked to bring
well filled baskets to provide for the
two meals. For the afternoon's
entertainment an interesting pro
gram is being prepared under the
direction of Laurel Beach. In the
evening there will be an hour of
old time dancing, free, for the old
er people. This will be followed
by a modern dance given by Lex
ington grange. Tickets for this will
be 40 cents. Supper will be served
at midnight There will be other
entertainment during the evening
also. A two-act play, "Good Gra
cious Grandma," and a one-act
comedy skit, "Aunt Busby's Pink
Tea," will be presented it the mo
vie hall under the auspices of Lex
ington grange. Several musical
numbers will also be featured be
tween acts. The admission charge
will be 25 cents for adults and 15
cents for children. Following Is
the program for the day:
Dinner, 12 noon. '
Program, 2:30 p. m.
Supper, 5 to 6:30 p. m.
Play, 7 p. m.
Old-time dance, 8:30 to 9:30 p. m.
Modern dance, 9:30 p. m.
Welcome to Lexington.
A Union Oil service station is
being installed at the Henderson
Brothers garage. O. Soderstrom
and B. M. Davis of Portland are
doing the work.
Harvey Miller, George Peck and
S. J. Devine' went to PenQleton
Wednesday evening to attend the
meeting at which the national
grange master, L. J. Tabor, was
the principal speaker.
The next meeting of the P. T. A.
will be next Wednesday, October
25, at 7:30 p. m. in the high school
auditorium. At this meeting the
Boy Scouts and 4-H club girls will
entertain you. Everyone welcome.
There was a good attendance at
the meeting of the Lexington
grange Saturday evening. Preced
ing the business meeting the lec
turer, Mrs. Bernice Bauman, pre
sented the following Interesting
program: Two songs, "Battle Hymn
of the Republic," and "Old Black
Joe," by the audience; piano solo,
Mrs. J. O. Turner; "The Country
and Its Schools," a paper by Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodges, county school
superintendent; vocal solo, Mrs.
Trina Parker; a talk on "Alfalfa
Diseases" by county agent, C. W.
Smith; a report on National Grange
Master Tabor's speech at Pendle
ton, S. J. Devine and E. H. Miller.
The first and second degrees
were conferred upon Mr. and Mrs.
James H. Williams. The names of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Cox were
proposed for membership.
J. O. Turner, chairman of the
legislative committee, gave an In
teresting talk on the codes of the
N. R. A. Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Cuts
forth, Bernice Bauman and Beulah
Nichols were appointed as a com
mittee to make arrangements for
the play to be given on Saturday
evening, October 28.
It was announced that the execu
tive council for Morrow, Umatilla,
Gilliam and Wheeler counties will
be held at Arlington on Saturday,
Nov. 4. All fourth degree members
are invited to attend. The fifth
and sixth degrees will be given at
this meeting. A number of Lexing
ton grange members plan to attend.
S. E. Notson, a member of the
Rhea Creek grange, spoke quite
interestingly on the Umatilla and
Bonneville projects. As a result of
his talk the secretary was instruct
ed to write a letter to Secretary
Ickes to the effect that Lexington
grange favors the development of
the Umatilla rapids and Snake riv
er to provide a cheaper means of
transportation for Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho. It Is believed
that the development of these two
rivers will cause an appreciable re
duction in freight rates from the
interior to Portland.
Afteh the meeting a social hour
was enjoyed with Mrs. F. W.Tur
ner, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, Miss
Dona Barnett, Mrs. George White
and Mrs. S. J. Devine as hostesses.
The Lexington Home Economics
club was entertained on Thurslay
afternoon by Mrs. J. E. Gentry. Ten
members and eleven visitors were
present. The ladies served during
the early part of the afternoon and
later enjoyed a short Columbus day
program. Marco Polo, Columbus,
Queen Isabella, Henry VIII and
Mary Queen of Scots were some
of the interesting characters of Col
umbus' time who were discussed.
Mrs. Laura Scott told of the recent
trip to Yellowstone National park
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E. D. WHEAT LEAGUE
TO MEETDEC. 8, 9
Moro to Entertain What
Is Expected to be Most
Many Aims of League Being Ful
filled; Finance, River Devel
opment to be Stressed.
Moro will be the scene of the an
nual convention of thp TCAHtprn
Oregon Wheat league to be held
uecemDer a ana u, according to
plans formulated at a conference
of the executive committee in Ar
lington yesterday afternoon, an
nounces Chas. W. Smith, secretary.
Tentative line-up for the program
was made after a review of the
progress of recommendations em
anating from the Condon conven
tion last year.
"In summing of the situation,"
Mr. Smith said, "the executive com
mittee was pleased to find many
recommendations of last year's con
vention already reaching fruition,
and this served to convince the
members that much can be accom
plished through strong farmer or
ganizations. "Of the several recommendations
the domestic allotment plan is al
ready being put into effect Much
has been accomplished toward the
standardization of the world mon
etary basis, and much legislation
nas Deen put into effect looking to
lower interest rates on farm mort
gages and in rpfinnnrino- farm
mortgages. These accomplishments
are encouraging and helpful in lin
ing up mis years program which is
expected to be more full of met
than ever before."
Mr. Smith said announcement of
the various committees to have
charge of the work would be an
nounced at an early date. It is ex
pected, ne said, to devote more of
the convention's time to the work
of the committees than ever before.
due to the many important prob
lems to oe discussed.
It was decided to give over an en
tire half day to the discussion of
farm finance problems. Included
In this part of the program will be
discussions of the subjects, "Or
ganization of Production Loan As
sociations Under the New Federal
Set-up," "Refinancing of Farm
Mortgages," and "Columbia River
Development, Present and Future."
Leading men in each of the va
rious fields are being invited to
discuss the several topics. It is
expected to have a man from Spo
kane representing the Federal Land
bank to present the government's
finance program, and either Senator
McNary or Representative Martin
will be asked to give the picture of
The wheat acreage adjustment
control plan will hold an important
place on the Droeram. and it U px.
pected to have a man from Wash
ington, u. u., to speak on this sub
ject Work of perparing data for
presentation will progress apace
with announcement of the commit
tees, and one of the best conven
tions in the league's history is anti
cipated. Deputy Exalted Ruler
To Make Official Visit
The highlight of the season In
local elkdom will occur next Thurs
day evening when Charles C. Brad
ley or Portland, district deputy
grano. exalted ruler, B. P. O. Elks,
for Oregon will make hla nfflnial
visit to Heppner lodge 358. J. O.
Turner, exalted ruler, announces
extensive plans for the reception of
Mr. Bradley and urges all memhera
of the order to attend.
"Providing it is obtainable, elk
meat will be the course de resis
tance for the dinner" Mr Tumor
said. There will be initiation and
address by the deputy grand exalt
ed ruler after the dinner.
EDITOR'S PROGRESS GOOD.
Vawter Crawford, Gazette Times
editor, is making raDid Drogress to
ward recovery after the major op
eration which he underwent in
Portland last week. Present indica
tions are that the operation was en
tirely successful, and barring un
forseen complications, he will be
able to return home after a short
convalescent period. The ordeal
was greatly lightened by the solici
tude of his many friends, to whom
the editor and family extend their
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Klnne were
hosts at a dinner party Monday
evening held at the Lucas place,
followed by contract at the Klnne
home. Guests included Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Turner, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gay M.
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas, Cox
and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jones. High
scores were won by Mrs. Cox and
Mrs. Anderson, consolation by Mrs.
Smith and Mrs. Turner.
T. T. Qulnn, assistant receiver for
the local banks for several months,
has finished his work and will re
turn immediately to his home at
Prineville. While In Heppner Mr.
Qulnn made many friends whose
warm well wishes accompany him.