ICAL SOCIETY ' 1 'J ) ' Volume 50, Number 40. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 1933 Subscription $2.00 a Year - o - mm k0 mmz E S OUT VIEWS Eastern Oregon Farmers Outline Tax and Other Programs at Moro. OPPOSE MORE BONDS Relief for Property Tax Burden, Obtaining Financial Relief Are Among Main Considerations. Eastern Oregon wheatgrowers through the Eastern Oregon Wheat league have again expressed them selves on many matters affecting all phases of their Industry. Their rec omlmendatlons, emanating from the annual conference which closed Its sessions at Moro Saturday after noon, have been heralded by the daily press in more or less praise worthy terms, thus indicating the significance of their proposals. Presided over by Frank Emerson of The Dalles, the sessions were marked by conscientious determin ation and hard work on the part of the majority of the more than 400 registered attendants. A contin ued faith in the organization was indicated by the large attendance and unabated interest as the league named Its officers for a new year at the closing session. They are J. B. Adams, Moro, president; Mac Hoke, Pendleton, vice-president, and C. W. Smith, Heppner, secretary. Speakers Give Facts. Seeking first hand information so far as possible, which has been held to be a greater part of the secret of its success, the league was favored with addresses by authoritative speakers In the different fields again this year. Hence, it was an infor mation supplied first hand by such men as E. M. Ehrhardt, president of the Federal Land Bank of Spo kane, in the field of finance, that the league found the basis for recom mendations. Speakers in other fields were men in a position to know the facts. Expert assistance was lent by the faculty of the state college, giving the famers an accurate foundation on which to base their deductions. Moro, where the league had its Inception in 1925, was a gracious and considerate host, appreciation of which was expressed in the league's resolutions. And while a seriousness of purpose pervaded the discussions at all times, the human element was oft expressed, being climaxed in the annual banquet Friday evening. O. M. Plummer, Portland, president of the Pacific International Livestock exposition, was toastmaster for the banquet, pronounced by many to be the best occasion of its kind in the league's history. Morrow People Attend. It was estimated that 40 Morrow county folks attended sessions of the conference, among them were noted: C. W. Smith, Glen Jones, C. B. Cox, C. J. D. Bauman, R. C. Wlghtman, R, A. Thompson, Ste phen Thomson, Luke Bibby and Jasper Crawford of Heppner; Emll Carlson, Henry Smouse. Carl Peter son, Henry Baker, J. O. Klncaid and A. A. McCabe of lone; Burton H. Peck, Harvey Miller and Orville Cutsforth of Lexington. The league's recommendations were ground out by four major com mittees, headed respectively by J. B. Adams, Moro, taxation and leg islation; L. J. Kelly, The Dalles, transportation; H. D. Proudfoot, Wasco, wheat production, handling, warehousing, etc.; Chas. Harth, The Dalles, marketing and finance. Their findings were given endorsement by the league. Based on a realization of the break-down of the system of prop erty taxation, the taxation commit tee saw but two ways of lowering the tax burden on real estate: thru retrenchment in government ex penditures and through broadening the tax base. Tax Recommendations Made. This committee recognized that local government expenditures have been curtailed around B0 percent In Columbia basin counties, and that further retrenchment does not seem practicable. The county unit school plan was endorsed as a retrench ment measure, because "it saves tax money; more value is secured for what money is spent; it equal izes taxes over the county; it gives better training." Other retrench ment measures were suggested by cutting operating costs in state de partments that have not already been cut, which the committee be lieved would be facilitated by ceas ing to make the state a preferred crdltor for the monies; by further consolidation of school districts and voting precincts where possible; by taxing all publicly-owned utilities the same as privately-owned util ities. Possibilities of reducing property taxes by drawing from other sources were recommended, namely: by lowering exemptions on the Income tax so that all persons with an In come of $500 or over would be sub ject to tax; by adopting a one per cent sales tax to be remitted to the Counties by the state for support of schools; by taxing liquor to tne ex tent consistent with driving out the bootlegger; by levying a 4 percent tax on amusements as proposed by WHEAT CONFEREIVC (Continued on Put Four) I0NE Ey MARGARET BLAKE Who is Topsy? Your reporter has done considerable sleuthing this week but so far all clues have proved to be false. However, we were assured that the mystery would be solved at the school gym Friday evening when the grade school will stage a play entitled "Down in Mammy's Shack." It will be on the order of a negro minstrel with dialogue, singing and dancing and the enthusiasm which the youngsters are putting into prepar ation for it bespeaks a show well worth seeing. A carnival will fol low the program with a fish pond and all the usual concessions. The proceeds will be used to help meet the expense of serving hot lunches to all grade school children during the winter months. No charge will be made for children but all adults will be asked to cross the palm of the door keeper with twenty-five cents to be accorded the privilege of seeing the show. Mrs. W. P. Prophet and Mrs. Wm. Whitson and sons left on Sunday by motor for Yachats, Ore., where they will visit at the home of Mrs. Prophet's sister, Mrs. John Grimes. They were accompanied by Mrs. Carl Leathers and daughter Jean of Hardman. Mrs. Leathers is the daughter of Mrs. Grimes. It is hoped that the change in climate will be beneficial to Mrs. Prophet who has not been well since she was stricken with a heart attack last summer. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rowell are the proud parents of a son, Edward, born on Thanksgiving day at their home on Main street. Mrs. Victor Peterson of Hepp ner was a visitor in our town on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grabill ac companied by Louis Bergevin drove to Pendleton Sunday for repairs for the lighting system of Mr. Bergev in's tractor. S. K. Martin of Spokane is audit ing the books of the Morrow Coun ty Grain Growers at J. E. Swan son's office. H. D. McCurdy spent several days of last week in Gilliam county on business connected with his work as appraiser for the Federal Land bank of Spokane. On Thursday afternonn, Dec. 7, in the church parlors the Ladies Aid and Missionary society of the Con gregational church held their an nual election of officers. For the Ladies Aid the following were elect Mrs. Mary Swanson, president; Mrs. Olena Keller, vice-president; Mrs. Harvey Ring, secretary, and Mrs. Jennie McMurray. treasurer. The officers for the Missionary society are, Mrs. Olena Keller, president; Mrs. Jennie McMurray, vice-president; Mrs. J. A. Troedson, secretary-treasurer. At this meeting Mrs. Jennie McMurray told briefly of some of the exhibits in the de partment of religions at the Chi cago exposition. Rev. Wiley of Condon will preach in the Congregational church here on Sunday evening, December 17 at seven-thirty. Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson have moved from the Harris apart ments to the Standard Oil house re cently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pomerantz. Keithley Blake has returned to Kinzua where he is building a house. Miss Lucille Bristow has returned from an extended visit at the home of her brother. Edmond Bristow at Nampa, Idaho. Miss Dot Crabtree was taken to Hood River for medical attention last Thursday following an attack of illness which proved to be ap pendicitis. She was operated on that evening by Dr. Chick who found that the appendix had been ruptured for some time. Though in a very serious condition Miss Crabtree is reported to be doing as well as could be expected. Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Robison de. parted Monday morning for a short business trip to The Dalles and Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffith of Morgan are having considerable repair work done on the interior of their home in that place. The work Is being done by P. J. and Carl Linn. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell and daughters Dorothy and Sybil, ac companied by Mrs. M. Jordan, spent Saturday in Pendleton. Mrs. Hoech and Miss Mildred Smith of The Dalles spent Saturday evening and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith. Considerable interest has been shown in roller skating at the Le gion hall. All of the skates bought by the Legion boys are in use when ever the hall is opened for skat ing. On Sunday afternoon the wo men were given a free skate and quite a number turned out to see if they could handle the skates as of yore. Miss Zoe Elise, weight six and one-half pounds, arrived on Decem ber 9th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bauernfeind of Morgan. Mrs. Earl Blake hns been engaged to keep the books of the Morrow County Grain Growers. Mrs. M. D. Farrens is staying at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Bauernfeind in Morgan. Miss Sybil Howell entertained a group of her friends at her home last Thursday evening, the occasion being the thirteenth anniversary of her birth. The evening was spent playing games, pulling taffy and popping corn. A large birthday cake, fruit jello and punch were served at the end of the evening's fun. The following girls were guests: Maxlne McCurdy, Bertha Akers, Bethal Blake, Annabclle Mc Cabe, Winona Ritchie, Helen Llnd- (Continued on Pag Four) Land Bank Appraisals Said to be up to Date The objective of the Federal Land Bank of Spokane to appraise all applications for loans filed by De cember 1 has been substantially ac complished, according to word from the Spokane headquarters today. The building of the staff In the field from twenty appraisers to over 500, together with good breaks in weather conditions throughout the four northwestern states has re sulted in this victory for the ap praisal department, according to E. M. Ehrhardt, president. The above applies to both first mortgage loans made by the land bank and first and second mortgage loans by the Land Bank Commis sioner which are handled through the bank. The practical effect of speeding up appraisals is shown by the fact that the farmers of the Northwest received over double the amount of money in farm loans for the week ending November 29 compared with the previous week, the amounts be ing $714,650 and $343,900 respective ly. Approved applications to date this year total $18,500,240. In spite of the unprecedented volume of applications filed with the Spokane Federal Land bank, appraisals can now be made cur rently where the weather condi tions permit. With an adequate ap praisal force, the greatest impedi ment now to the prompt closing of loans and getting the money to the farmers is the lack of prompt ac tion on the part of applicants, their1 creditors and local abstractors and recorders in returning abstracts and papers. A total of 4,418 approv ed applications now await such out side action, over which the bank has no control. Circuit Court Term Passes Without Jury The December term of circuit court completed its labors Monday without the necessity of drawing a jury. There were no criminal cases and such law and equity cases as were on the .docket were either set tled out of court or handled by the judge alone. Judge C. L. Sweek presided, being accompanied from Pendleton by J. S. Beckwith, court reporter. G. E. Hamaker, Portland ; James A. Fee, Sr., and John Kil kenny, Pendleton, were outside at torneys having business before the court. Action was taken on the follow ing cases: Sam McCulloch et ux vs. Bruce Kelley, settled and dismissed; W. H. French vs. James H. Walsh, 20 days given defendant in which to enter supplementary complaint; Frank Leicht vs. H. Walpole, de fault and judgment; Chas. Allinger vs. Adrian Engelman, demurrer ov erruled and defendant given 20 days in which to further plead. FAMILY REUNION HELD. A family reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Nancy B. Hayes on Rhea creek on Thanksgiving day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Roblnette and children from Durkee, John Turley of Eugene, Mrs. Rosa Kirk and daughters, Mary and Juanita and Ira McCon kie from Lonerock, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hayes and son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Hayes, Miss Inez Hayes, William Buschke and Mrs. Nancy B. Hayes. In the evening the neighbors were invited In for a dance and supper. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rippee, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Pettyjohn and their four sons. Mr. Turley had the honor of leading the quadrilles. RUTH CHAPTER ELECTS. At their regular meeting Friday1 evening, Ruth Chapter No. 32, O. E. S., held their annual election of of ficers as follows: Ealor Huston, Worthy Matron; E. R. Huston, Worthy Patron; Hazel Vaughn, As sociate Matron; Frank S. Parker, Associate Patron; Lena Cox, Con ductress; Gladys Goodman, Asso ciate Conductress; Harriet Gemmell, Secretary; May Gilliam, Treasurer. The appointive officers have not been named, but will be announced before installation. The chapter will join with Heppner Lodge No. 69, in installation of new officers on Wednesday evening, December 20. The Blue lodge will hold their election this coming Saturday night. CHRISTMAS PARTY SLATED. The American Legion auxiliary will stage its annual Christmas par ty at the regular meeting next Tu esday evening to be held at the home of Mrs. Harold Cohn with Mrs. Walter Moore and Mrs. E. F. Bloom as assistant hostesses. The guests are expected to attend the party dressed as little children and each to bring a small gift, of not more than 25 cents in value, for the Christmas tree. MEASLES EPIDEMIC ON. An epidemic of German measles has affected the school attendance this week. The measles are light In form with no serious consequences reported, but the school superin tendent is requiring victims to re main from school for seven days, COUNTY SAVED $3000. The action of the special legisla tive session in relieving counties of the expense of caring for the vio lently insane will cut the Morrow county tax bill $3000. This amount was levied for the care of the In sane, but will not now need to be extended on the tax rolls by the assessor. A. S. Akers is up from his home at Portland looking after business matters. flHIIIIIIIIIIIimilllllllllllHIIMIUIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIHC IGRIST From Happenings Here and Yon Concerning I New Liquor Era Legislative Acts ( Relief and other things of more or less I moment as seen by j The G. T. REPORTER Oregon enters a new era In liquor control with the passage of the Knox plan by the legislature in its closing hours Saturday. The Knox plan, incorporated in a bill spon sored by Representative John Beck- man, establishes a system of state liquor control for the handling of so-called hard liquors of more than 14 percent alcoholic content Wines and beer up to 14 percent alcoholic content may be sold and dispensed by anyone in any manner under lo cal regulations. Many phases of the hard liquor regulation are to be worked out by the three commissioners, one from each congressional district, to be appointed by the governor. Theirs will be the job of determining the number and loc'.ion of state liquor stores, and, most important, the price expected to be kept low enough to eliminate bootlegger com petition. Hard liquors are to be sold only in original packages the dealers to work on salary, no commission to adults who can present their 50-cent consumer's licenses. Li censes of habitual drunkards, or persons against whom dependents prefer objections, may be revoked. Dealers may not sell to intoxicated persons. So much is now known of the state's liquor experiment. How soon it will go into effect may be deter mined somewhat by how soon city dealers can unload present stocks. Anyway it seems thehe has been some pacification of those threat ening to file injunctions in order to test constitutionality of the act. Passed with emergency clause at tached the act should go into effect immediately It Is signed by the governor, barring complications. ' And so we may aWalt develop ments under the "noble experiment." And those who seek succor from the state will be most interested in the developments. For liquor must produce state revenue to pay for direct relief up to $3,000,000 of such revenues being the only pro vision for such relief. This to be augmented by federal funds. With $1,600,000 allotted for work relief to be expended on public works projects, the legislature thus met two of the major problems im posed upon it liquor control and unemployment relief. A Vk percent tax on gross sales of tangible personal property and utility services was passed for re lief of schools to be effective until July 1, 1936, expected to raise $3, 000,000 a year. The third major problem was thus met. The fourth big problem was to give relief to small truck operators through amendment to the truck and bus bill. This was also accom plished by removing extra taxes from small trucks of 2000 pounds or less light weight 4000 pounds loaded when used to tranport pro ducts from the farm to the near est market, permitting them to op erate on payment of the car license fee of $5. Whatever the results, It cannot be denied that the legislature com pleted its task. And that, in the face of a deluge of trivial legisla tion which served to clog up the hopper. Inflationists say that at least with a baloney dollar no one will go hun gry, reported a financial speaker over the radio the other evening. What, with all those CWA pro jects and farmers' allotment checks, the prospects are very bright for a Very Merry Christmas now only eight shopping days away. RAIN EACH MONTH, 1933. The year 1933 has been unique In Morrow county in that it has rained each month of the year, according to word emanating from the office of L. L. Gilliam, local government weather observer. The county has been favored by good showers so far In December, with moderate temperatures, enhancing growth of vegetation. Already the anniversary or the first big freezeout last year, December 8, has been passed, and predictions are now rife of an open winter. LEGION MEETING FRIDAY. The annual district conference of the 6th district, American Legion, department of Oregon, will be held tomorrow at Pendleton, starting with a luncheon at noon. The con ference In the afternoon will be at tended by the state officers as well as other dignitaries of the organiza tion. In the evening will be held a banquet and entertainment for the Legion and Auxiliary, the latter or ganization having its conference In Pendleton the same day., Mrs. Grace Turner, lone, Has Poems Recognized "In That Cozy Little Cottage (Close Beside the Western Sea)," a new popular song wtih words by (Mrs. R. H.) Grace M. Turner of lone, will be broadcast over KEX Friday, December 15, at 12:15 noon. Music is by Sylvester L. Cross of Portland. The number will be pub lished by the Master Music Makers of Portland in their number three Album of Radio Favorites. One of Mrs. Turner's poems, "The Artist," was chosen for publication in the holiday issue of The Melting Pot, an anthology of verse edited by Olive Scott Stainsby of Aanaheim, Calif. "The Artist" follows: Of course I am not an artist Who can work with colors so bright And mane your very soul rejoice With a canvas of the sunset's light cut 1 have taken the orange s gold And the pineapple's silvery sheen Lemons as bright as the summer sun, With ivory pears, in a pot of green. Then mixing it all with crystals clear From a field where sugar cane nods, I brewed and stirred until there was An elixir fit for the gods. Sweek, Hamaker Guests Of Lions Club Meeting Judge Calvin L. Sweek was hon orary chairman of the Lions club luncheon Monday when in the city to conduct the December term of court. He entertained the club with his wit, and introduced G. E. Hamaker, Portland attorney, an other guest, who made an enter taining speech. Chas. W. Smith. Eastern Oregon Wheat league secretary, reported accomplishments of the annual league conference at Moro, terming it one of the best conferences in the league's history. W. W. Smead and Frank W. Turner were appoint ed from the club to assist in con ducting the sale of Christmas seals, the local sale being under the su pervision of Josephine Mahoney for the state and national tuberculosis associations. It was announced that Eugene Courtney, cashier of the First National bank at The Dalles, will give a banking talk at the meeting next Monday. J. O. Tur ner, representative, will also re view some of the important legisla tion passed at the special legislative session. MORO VISIT ENJOYED. At least two of Morrow county's representatives at the wheat league meeting at Moro last week end re ceived more 'than - ordinary thrill from the visit, for to them it was in the nature of a homecoming. R. A. Thompson and H. V. Smouse both spent many days of their youth in Sherman county and on this trip enjoyed noting the many changes and greeting many old-time friends. Mr. Thompson's old home was at Wasco, which place he left 25 years ago and had been back but once since. He and Mr. Smouse were once youthful business part ners when both resided in Sherman county. To Mr. Thompson each turn in the road brought vivid memories of days of his youth. He played football at Wasco as a young man, and likes to recall the good old days when the Sherman county towns put out some of the toughest baseball and football teams In the country. CHRISTMAS MAILING. Again we ask the cooperation of the patrons of the Heppner post of fice during the Christmas rush. Please mail your packages as early in the day as possible. As we have no appropriation for extra time this year we are compelled to work short handed. The office will be open for packages until 6 p. m. No packages will be mailed out after 6 p. m. All letter mail up to 9 p. m. as usual. Thanking you in ad vance for the cooperation we feel sure you will give, we are sincerely yours, W. W. Smead and Assistants. HOTEL RENOVATED. Al Rankin, genial manager of Hotel Heppner, announces that kal somining throughout and laying of carpets on floors in Heppner's lead ing hostelry has been completed, entirely eliminating on the inside all traces of the marks left by the fire at Rodeo time. The hotel is now neat and attractive on the inside. Mr. Rankin said that replacement of windows in the business quarters on the north side of the building would probably be left till such time as these quarters are occupied. LIQUOR COMMISSION NAMED. The new state liquor commission set up under the Knox plan, named yesterday by Governor Meier, was announced in the morning press as follows: George H. McMorran, Eu gene, first dsitrict; Jas. D. Burns, Condon, second district; Alex G. Barry, Portland, third district. The bill putting the plan into effect, not yet signed by the governor, was expected to be signed within the next dew days, the report stated. MISS COX IN O. S. C. PLAY. Oregon State College, Corvallis, Dec. 13. Nancy Jane Cox of Hepp ner, freshman in home economics at Oregon State college, had a part in the "Knave of Hearts," a one act play presented last Saturday night, December 9, at the Workshop theater by the Salamagundi dra matic club. Miss Elizabeth Barnes, associate instructor in speech, and D. Palmer Young, Instructor in speech, supervised the play. Christmas trees for sale at Cass Furniture Co. 40. LEXINGTON By BETJLAH B. NICHOLS. More than one hundred people at tended the meeting of Lexington grange on Saturday evening. The newly elected officers of Lexington, Willows and Rhea Creek granges were installed. Charles Wickland er, state deputy, was the Installing officer and he was assisted by Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, Mrs. Chris Brown and Clarence Bauman. The new officers of Lexington eranee are: Master, Harvey Miller; overseer, Orville Cutsforth; lecturer, Laura Rice; steward, E. A. Kelly; assistant steward, Lawrence Beach; chap lain, Elsie Beach; treasurer, R. B. Rice; secretary, Lena Kelly; gate keeper, Norman Nelson; Ceres, Lor raine Beach; Pomona, Pearl De vine; Flora, Tena Scott; L. A. S., Beulah Nichols. Several committees were appointed to serve during the ensuing year. Six proposals for membership were received and will be voted on at the next meeting. The matter of buying or building a hall was brought up and discussed and a committee was appointed to investigate the matter. A special Christmas program. consisting of a pageant, several pantomimes, solos and choruses, will be given at the Church of Christ next Sunday evening, Dec. 17. It will be a pleasing program and the public is invited. This will be given by the Bible school, the several classes being represented, and assisted by the church choir. A meeting of the P. T. A. execu tive committee was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gillis on Tuesday evening. The hot lunch was discussed and score cards were made for the card party which is to be given on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown of Condon were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keene. Mrs. Henry Rauch entertained a number of friends at her home last Tuesday afternoon. Those present were Mesdames Margaret Williams, Mays, Getta Cox, Emma Peck, Nel lie Palmer, Casha Shaw, Rose Es kelson, Freda Majeski, Florence McMillan, Doris Graves, Edna Mun- kers, Emma Breshears and Marie Steagall. The Lexington town basketball team played the Heppner town team Friday evening, winning with a score of 40-10, but found a much harder and faster team in their game Saturday evening at Condon. The score was close all through the game with Condon finally coming out on the long end of a 51-47 score. Among Lexington people who at tended the meeting of the Eastern Oregon Wheat leagrue Kt.Mqro. Fri day and Saturday were Orville Cutsforth, Harvey Miller and H. V. Smouse. Mrs. Smouse accompanied Mr. Smouse and visited with her daughter, Mrs. Orlo Martin. At the Christian parsonage there have been a number of pleasing gifts of meats and sausages since the butchering season is on. These gifts are appreciated by Mr. and Mrs. Sias. Their work in the min istry here is entirely voluntary and depending only upon the free-will offerings of the people, which in these times have not of course been any too abundant Mr. Sias has again this year cut his own wood from the poplars donated by the Clark brothers down Willow creek. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keene en tertained a group of their friends at a pleasing party Saturday eve ning. Dancing was enjoyed during the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Campbell and Mrs. Arthur Keene, left the first of the week for Banks, Ore., where Mrs. Campbell will remain for an indefinite visit with her sister, Miss Sylvia Severance. Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Keene will return the last of the week. Mrs. J. G. Cowins of Heppner spent Monday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn. Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan enter tained a number of friends at their home Saturday evening. Refresh ments were served at the close of a pleasant evening. Eva Wilcox has returned from a trip to Pomeroy, Dayton and Walla Walla, Wash. Lexington School Notes G. A. Bleakman of Heppner 3poke before the assembly Thursday af ternoon on "County Government." He discussed also precautions which every school child should observe. The four upper grades as well as the high school enjoyed his talk. Thursday evening, Dec. 14, the P. T. A. card party will be held at the gymnasium at 7:30. The admission price will be 15c or two for 25c and as the funds taken in will be Used tt help finance the school hot lunches evereyone Is urged to be present. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Both bridge and five hundred will be played and prizes will be given. The high school basketball team played their first game of the sea son on the Heppner floor Friday evening. The game was very close at all times and finally was won by Heppner, 25-23. On Saturday night they played at Condon, winning by a score of 37-27. Much better team work was displayed due to the ex perience of the Heppner game. Ves ter Thornburg led the scoring with 23 points. The next game will be at Echo Thursday, Dec. 21st. Don't forget to attend the bene fit smoker to be held at the gym nasium Saturday, Dec. 16. Mr. Gil lis and Mr. Williams have arranged an especially entertaining evening in which entrants from Lexington, Heppner, lone and Multnomah club will- appear. Only the better con testants of the last smoker will be on the card and in addition several (Continued on Ft I Fear) T IT CWA QUOTA EXTENQEDT0 1 1 9 AH Approved Projects to be Under Way Tomor row, Using 90 Men. TURNER LOCAL HEAD New Quarters Established in Hum phreys Building for Reemploy ment Office; Women Eligible. The Civil Works Administration program is expected to get under full sway in Morrow county to morrow, with advice from the Port land office this morning that the county's quota had been increased from 105 to 119 men, all of whom are expected to be at work tomor row or as soon thereafter as possi ble. The local relief committee had already approved projects enough to put the former quota of 105 men to work. Of these, 10 have so far been approved by the Portland of fice. The local committee expected to approve enough more projects today to employ the full quota of 119. Approval was received the first of the week of six more projects, all of which have already started or will be started tomorrow. These, with the number of men on each, are: Heppner city hall, 10 Heppner school roof, 10; Heppner Masonic cemetery, 6; grading lone school grounds, 5; painting Lexington school gym, 3; painting schoolhouse, Davis district, 2. Three projects approved locally that have been sent to Portland for approval have not been acted upon. They are: Repairing books for Heppner public library; im provement Johnson hill road, lone, and kalsomining interior Lexington school. With all the approved projects under way tomorrow, 90 men of the county's quota will be at work, and the remainder will be put to work just as fast as approval of projects is received, announces J. O. Turner, county administrator for the CWA, who received notice of appointment on return from Sa lem the first of the week. New quarters upstairs In the Humphreys "building were opened this week for the county reemploy ment office, with Vawter Parker, assistant disbursin g officer, having charge. He has two assistants, Miss Lucille Beymer and Nolan Turner. The reemployment office received word from Portland this morning that women may register as well as men, but It is thought not probable that married women will be em ployed if their husbands already have jobs. That the CWA program may be carried on til the first of May next year was announced in this morn ing's press, with the appropriation to be extended from three billion to six billion dollars. TO STAGE BENEFIT SMOKER. A second benefit smoker will be presented by the Lexington school at 8 o'clock Saturday nie-ht In fhA gym for the purpose of raising money to provide a wrestling mat for the school. Georca rmiio onH James H. Williams, sponsors, say mis promises to be even better than the initial smoker two weeks ago. All the good numbers have been re tained for return matches and sev eral new contestants entered as well, featuring representatives from HeDDner. Lexinetnn Inns nrt Mult nomah club, Portland. An invita tion is extended to attend the dance following the smoker, with ladles COrdiallV invited trt tha amniram am well as the men. Some Interesting stunts Detween bouts will keep things livened up, It is promised. OLD AGE PENSION STAYS. The special legislative session failed to do anvthine about th nlri age pension passed by the regular session tnis spring, and the act goes into effect the first of the year. Mor row county has budgeted $6000 to apply for this purpose, which, in the opinion of members of the county court will not be sufficient to meet the situation. It Is estimated that 72 people in Morrow county are eli gible for pensions under the act PLAY POSTPONED. "The Yellow Shadow," high school junior class play which was sched uled to be presented tomorrow eve ning, has been Indefinitely post poned due to a prevailing epidemic of German measles. A basketball game which the high school team was to have played at Pendleton this week end also has been post poned, according to word from the school. AERIAL TO COME DOWN. No less than five radio owners of the city are to be affected by the city hall improvement They are tied up to the large aerial erected on the roof of the building, which will need to be removed In putting on the new roof contemplated. ELECTION SATURDAY. Annual election of officers of Hennner Lodee No. 69. A. IP. & A. M., will be held at the regular communication at Masonic hall on Saturday evening, December 16. All members are urged to attend, says, L. L. Gilliam, W. M.