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Volume 50, Number 50.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 1934
Subscription $2.00 a Year
MINIMUM PRICE SET
Oregon Control Commis
sion Gives Order Af
fecting Sale Here.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 1
Temporary Schedule Sets Whole
sale and Retail Levels Under
Which No Producer May Sell.
An official order setting the min
imum prices at which milk and
cream may be sold within the Hepp
ner milk shed was made this week
by the Oregon Milk Control com
mission, of which E. G. Harlan,
one time Heppner newspaperman,
is chairman. The order defines- the
milk shed as the city limits, and sets
out the minimum prices at which
all milk and cream must be sold
therein on a temporary basis, be
ginning 12:01 o'clock, Thursday,
March 1, 1934.
"All producers who were ship
ping into the area on December 15,
1933, shall be continued In that
right," the order specifies.
The order says, "Such Investiga
tions and proofs as the emergency
permits having been made, it is
"1. The price of milk to be paid
producers shall be $2.10 per hun
dredweight, based on 4 fat test, f.
o. b. market.
"2. The minimum prices for milk
shall be as follows: Wholesale,
quarts 9c, pints 6c, gallons in cans,
one delivery, 30c; retail, quarts 10c,
"3. The minimum prices for
cream, 30-33 butterfat test:
wholesale, half pints 13c, pints 23c,
quarts 45c; retail, half pints 16c,
pints 26c, quarts 50c.
"4. For each point butterfat In.
milk raised above 4, the price
shall be increased one cent per
quart, one-half cent per pint or
half pint. All milk from legal to
4.2 will take the price of 4; over
4.2 and not over 5.2 takes the price
of 5 milk. Average of test on 30
6 cents a point over whipping
day period. For all cream over 33,
cream, gallon price, $1.95.
"5. No cash discounts, rebates,
unusual extensions of credit, grat
uities or free service of any nature
shall enter into the sale or purchase
of milk and cream.
"6. Bottles shall be charged for
at 5c each and the same amount al
lowed upon their return."
Farm Debt Adjustments
Being Made Rapidly
Farm debt adjustment commit
tees, now organized in every coun
ty in Oregon, are already being
highly effective in bringing debtors
and creditors together on a basis
agreeable to both, according to re
ports made by county farm debt ad
justment committees to the. Oregon
Agricultural Advisory council and
the College Agricultural Extension
The mere presence of these vol
untary debt adjustment committees
Is proving a bulwark of public sen
timent against severe actions by
debtors and creditors In a time of
emergency. Such was the case to a
certain extent with the first system
of voluntary committees last year.
This year the committees are still
stronger, and while still without le
gal status, they have the sanction
and support of the state and na
tional ofllcials Including the Farm
Early reports show that most of
the cases that are laid before the
committee may be settled by the
chairman or secretary of the coun
ty committee alone by merely an
alyzing the situation and pointing
out to both debtor and creditor the
possible adjustment in principal, in
terest rates, payments or other fea
tures of the debt. A small percent
age must be heard by the entire
commute, and a few find their way
to the state committee. In all cases
common sense is the first and most
Important rule of procedure, ac
cording to members of the state
The volume of work this year is
expected to be many times as large
as last year, hence every effort is
being made to lighten the burden
of the committee members who
"work without compensation. Coun
ty agents can assist In giving out
Information, having blanks tilled
out, ami arranging for hearings,
though the committees alone are
responsible for decisions.
Around 2000 approved applica
tions to the fedtral land bank for
loans in Oregon have not been
closed because of the necessity for
adjustment between present cred
itors with debtors, usually arising
from the fact that less money can
be borrowed now than the old debts
MISS KILKENNY MARRIED
The announcement of the mar
riage recently at Seattle of Miss
Miie Kilkenny, daughter of John
Kilkenny of Heppner to Mr. D. M
Llllevand, has reached Heppner
friends. Mrs. Llllevand has been
attending University of Washing
ton, and following their wedding
journey to Los Angeles, they will
return to Seattle to make their
GROWERS TO TAKE
CASE TO CONGRESS
Unanimous Spirit Shown In Meet
at Portland Favoring Credit
, Association Establishment
Livestock men representing 800,-
000 sheep and many thousand cat
tle voted unanimously In favor of
a livestock production credit asso
ciation to serve range operators
outside the Baker and Klamath
Falls districts, at a meeting in Port
land Friday, according to J. G. Bar
ratt, who with William Hynd, rep-
resented Morrow county producers
or some 100,000 sheep and 2000 cat
tle who had signed petitions favor
ing such establishment The meet
ing in Portland was called by live
stock leaders to crystalize the sen
timent of groweres over the state
on news that a charter previously
issued for a state association was
held In abeyance.
J. A. Schoonover of the Spokane
office of the production credit cor
poration, from whom news of the
charter's abeyance was received,
was present at the Portland meet
ing. He appeared firm in his stand
against the charter's issuance, Mr.
Barratt said, but the growers pres
ent showed determination to take
their case to congress if action were
not had otherwise.
A resolution expressed the sense
of the meeting, asking that a char
ter be granted for an association to
serve all range livestock operators
outside the Baker and Klamath
Falls districts where locals have al
ready been established, and that the
head office for such association be
established at Portland. Mr. Bar
ratt pointed out that the Baker and
Klamath Falls locals were off in
corners of the state and were not
in a position to adequately serve
operators of the large outside dis
trict. Actually the association
asked for would serve only eastern
Oregon livestock men outside the
districts of locals already estab
lished, as livestock operations west
of the Cascades are not on a range
basis, Mr. Barratt pointed out.
Mr. Schoonover was quoted as
saying that nothing less than a
state-wide association would be
considered by the Farm Credit ad
ministration at- Washington. How
ever, Mr. Barratt said, Mr. Schoon
over had his eyes opened to new
phases of the case that were before
unknown to him. It was Mr. Bar
ratt's opinion that the federal of
ficer was made aware of a strong
case In favor of such an associa
tion. Among other things pointed
rout to him was the fact that the
Spokane office had failed to take
into . consideration some $6,000,000
in private livestock loans in the
state In figuring the potential bus
iness for such an association.
Mac Hoke of Pendleton, who has
taken a leading interest in work
ing for the state-wide association,
was retained by the meeting, along
with five of the original 'directors
of the state association, to head the
fight which will be taken to con
gress if necessary. It is probable
the campaign will need consider
able finances, and local growers
may soon be asked to contribute to
the fund, Mr. Barratt said.
Heppner and Pilot Rock
Join Forces for Shoot
Heppner and Pilot Rock Gun
clubs have again united forces to
compete in the annual Oregonlan
telegraphic trapshooting tourna
ment, the entry having been made
this week. The shoot is slated to
start Sunday, March 4. Albert
Pollock heads the hyphenated club,
with L. P. Reilly as secretary. Both
officers are from Pilot Rock. Fif
teen clubs were announced as hav
ing signed up to date.
In the last two years In which
Heppner has joined forces with
Pilot Rock to participate In the
shoot, they have' made a strong bid
for top honors. They placed first
in the preliminary shoot last year,
but were beat out in the shoot-off
match. Chas. H. Latourell, Dr. A.
D. McMurdo and Adam Knoblock
from here were on the five-man
team which entered the shoot-off
last year. Heppner won this match
the year the tournament was Insti
tuted several years ago.
ATTEND THE DALLES MEET.
Rev. Joseph Pope, Mrs. Pope and
their daughter, Miss Joan, and Mr.
and Mrs. L. W. Briggs attended the
Christian Conquest conference of
the Methodist church for the Co
lumbia district, held In The Dalles I
on Friday. The program lasted
throughout the day, with distin
guished speakers making addresses.
Among these were Dr. Ralph E.
Dlffendorfer, secretary of the Board
of Foreign Missions, Dr. Mark A.
Dawber and Dr. W, S. Bovard, rep
resenting the Board of Home Mis
sions, These regional meetings are
being held by the church to arouse!
a better Interest in the work among
the laity, Mr. Pope reports a very
profitable and enjoyable program.'
HEPPNER BEATS UMATILLA.
Heppner high school hoopsters
hit their stride last night when
they defeated Umatilla high 40-18.
Umatilla had previously beat every
team in the district which had de
feated Heppner, The locals took
the lead from the start last night
and were never headed. The game
Is taken as an Indication of im
proved strength In the local aggre
gation which Coach Mabee believes
will be further reflected In the tour
nament showing here next week
ry MARGARET BLAKE
Mrs. George Tucker hag been
quite ill with influenza during the
Miss Guyla Cason of Arlington
spent the week end at the Padberg
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allstott, Jr.,
and family have moved to Heppner.
The last of a series of basketball
games played on roller skates
which have attracted much interest
was played at the Legion hall last
Wednesday evening. The final score
was 16 to 18 in favor of the single
men's team, giving them two games
out of the three played.
The high school Basketball club
will give a benefit dance at the
Legion hall next Friday evening,
music by the Columbians.
Mrs. Lee Beckner and Mrs. Roy
Lieuallen returned on last Thurs
day evening from the east where
they have been visiting the past
three months. Though they left
West Virginia when the tempera
ture was hovering around zero and
encountered some snow in Wyom
ing, the return trip was made in
a week. Mrs. Lieuallen who under
went a very serious operation while
in the east, stood the trip home
very well. Both ladies were glad
to see the wheat fields of eastern
Oregon again, saying they compare
very favorably with any scenery
they saw on their trip and were
especially glad to. find spring wea
ther when they reached home.
Mrs. J. W. Howk spent a few
days of last week in Portland.'
Mrs. Dale Ray returned to Hood
River last week with Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Breshears and twin sons who
had visited at the Ray home a few
days. Mr. Ray drove down to Hood
River last Saturday to bring her
home. He was accompanied on the
trip by Claude Breshears, Mrs. Ida
Fletcher and daughter, Rose, who
visited with Mrs. Callandra, a
daughter of Mrs. Fletcher in -Hood
River, and Mrs. Cole Smith who
stopped off in The'Dalels for a visit
with her daughter, Miss Mildred
Smith. The party returned to lone
on Monday. Mrs. Ray brought
back her grand daughter, Miss
Thelma Jean Goodrich who will
attend school at ' Burton Valley
where Miss Gladys Breshears will
begin teaching sometime in March.
A Portland Sunday paper carried
the announcement of the marriage
on February 10 at Salem, of Miss
Genevieve Farrens, daughter of
Mrs. Helen Farrens of this city, to
Gerald Simpson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. B. Simpson of Salem. They
were married' at 9 o'clock on Sat
urday evening at the home of the
groom's parents. They were at
tended by Mrs. Homer J. Lyons,
sister of the bride, and by Fred
Wolfe. They will make their home
Mrs. Carl F. Feldman and Miss
Katheryn Feldman were hostesses
to the Women's Topic club at a
delightful party given at the Ma
sonic hall last Saturday evening.
Nine tables of bridge were at play.
Besides members and their hus
bands there were present the fol
lowing invited guests: Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Dick, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mc
Namer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Blake, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smouse and
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. OMeara. High
scores were won by Mrs. D. M.
Ward, Mrs. C. W. McNamer, C. W.
Swanson and Kenneth Blake and
low scores by Mrs. Werner Riet
mann, Mrs. J. E. Swanson, Bert
Mason and Henry Smouse. At the
close of play a delightful supper
of whipped jello, cake and coffee
On Sunday, Feb. 18, the McCarty
family held a reunion at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gorger on
their ranch north of lone. It was
the first time in twenty years that
the entire family had been togeth
er. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. McCarty, their daugh
ters, Lois and Vesta and their sons,
Vere and Earl, all of Condon; Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. McCarty and sons,
Alvln, Tom and Forrest of Pilot
Rock, Mrs. S. S.- Grider and daugh
ter Verna of Condon; Mr. and Mrs.
P. L. Howell and daughters, Wanda
and Nona of Heppner; Raymond
Baker of Condon, Noel Streeter of
Portland, and Mr, and Mrs. Henry
Gorger and children, Rose and Bil
ly of lone.
Mrs. Harriet M. Brown spent the
week end with her sister, Mrs. Kil
cup on Butter creek.
A turkey supper was enjoyed on
Wednesday evening by a large
group of people at the Masonic
hall. Masons and their families.
members of the O. E. S. and their
families and other invited guests
gathered around the tables loaded
with turkey and flxlns and other
good things to eat. Following the
supper the Masons held their reg
ular meeting after which they;
again gathered downstairs and en
joyed a general good time until the
"wee sma' hours."
Mrs, Helen Farrens and Dan
Long of this city were married last
week at Walla Walla. Mrs. Long
is wen Known here where she has
made her home for the last twenty
years. They returned to lone on
Wednesday and were charivarled
by their many friends who gather
ed that evening to wish them hap
Larry Ritchie who has spent the
winter with his sister, Mrs, T. C.
Troge, at Clackamas, Ore., return
ed on Friday and will work for
Rietmann brothers this spring.
At a recent meeting of the school
board It was decided to offer all of
the teachers in thejocal school con
tracts for next year.
On Sunday, Feb, 1.8, the children
of Mrs. Emily McMurray gathered
at her home to celebrate her eighty
BOY SCOUT TROOP
PLANS GOOD TURN
Solicitation of Clothing for Relief
Purposes to be Made Saturday:
Part of National Movement
On next Saturday, February 24,
from 9 to 12 a. m., Troop 61 of the
Boy Scouts of America is planning
a city-wide drive for used clothing
and bedding which can be employed
In local welfare work. The project
is in the form of a nation-wide
"Good Turn" suggested by Presi-,
dent Franklin D. Roosevelt, honor
ary president of the Boy Scouts of
America. Similar projects are be
ing carried out In every town and
city In the United States where
there are active troops of Boy
The undertaking is in cooperation
with local relief agenciea and the
American Legion Auxiliary which!
has already done some collecting I
or clothing. The boys will call at
practically every home in Heppner
and will appreciate it if any articles
tor donation are ready. Local wel
fare workers request that articles
be clean and mended so as to be
usable. The need for relief of this
sort in Oregon has not been as
great this year as usual, but the
supplies will be available to meet
present needs and any emergencies
which may arise.
This drive, which is the last
"community good turn" of the pres
ent Scout year, will be in charge of
the scoutmaster and the following
scout leaders: Senior Patrol Lead
er Gerald Cason, and Patrol Lead
ers LaVerne Van Marter, Jackson
Gilliam and Emery Coxen. Al
though the scouts will try to call at
every home, It will be appreciated
if those having donations will call
202 before Saturday morning.
Alfred Medlock Rites
Held; Was War Veteran
Rites for Alfred Medlock, world
war veteran who died at the veter
an's hospital in Walla Walla early
last Thursday morning, were held
from the Christian church here at
2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in
charge of Phelps Funeral home,
with Joel R. Benton, .pastor of the
church, officiating. Heppner post
87, American Legion, of which Mr.
Medlock was a member, assisted
with the services, post buddies were
pallbearers, and the impressive bur
ial service was used at the inter
ment in Masonic eginetery. A large
concourse of friends and former
neighbors of the family attended.
Mr. Medlock had been in the hos
pital for more than a year, suffer
ing from tuberculosis believed to
have resulted from being gassed in
the war. For several years up to
the time he entered the hospital the
family home had been made in this
county on a timbered tract near the
forks of Rhea creek, during much
of which time Mr. Medlock ran a
sawmill in partnership with Reu
Alfred Medlock was born at Cold
Springs, Mo., June 27, 1892, and
died at Walla Walla, Wash., Feb.
15, 1934, being aged 41 years. He
is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace
Medlock and two children, Walter
and Lloyd, who make their home at
824 West Chestnut St, Walla Walla;
his father, Tom Medlock, In Missou
ri four brothers, Monroe, Kelly and
John in Missouri, and Jim in New
Mexico; and a sister, Mrs. Mary
Ellen Stout of Heppner. Besides
being a member of the American
Legion post here, Mr, Medlock was
a member of Grant Farmer post 992,
V. F. W. of Walla Walla.
He served with the engineers in
France in the World war, and saw
much service at the front, being
honorably discharged at the close
of the war. Among the major en
gagements in which he participated
was the battle of the Somme.
CWA Quota Cut 46 Pet.;
New Requirements Cited
Morrow county's quota of CWA
workers has been cut 46 percent
effective today, announces Vawter
Parker, county manager, bringing
the total employed down from 119
to 66. Crews under the new setup
will not report for work until next
Monday, Parker said. Projects
now under way will be continued.
Because of the restricted quota,
it is necessary to drop some men
now on the CWA crews. In mak
ing these drops, Parker says, men
who have other members in imme
diate family working, men who
have farms, and men who have oth
er resources will be discontinued
TTnrlnn Mrdirdv. lone sheenmnn.
was looking after some business af
fairs here yesterday.
third birthday with a dinner. Mr.
and Mrs. I. R. Robison, Mr. and
and Mrs. Laxton McMurray, Mr.
Mrs. L. D. Hale and daughter Mir
lam, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Har
ris all of lone were present, also
Fred McMurray, Ld McGuInn and
Miss Crystal Sparks of Hermlston
and Mrs. Rosa Jackson who has
been visiting Mrs. McMurray the
last few weeks.
John Bruce, a horse buyer from
Vancouver, Wash., was in town last
Last Saturday Billy, the five-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gorger, was quite badly burned
when a percolator of hot coffee
was accidentally spilled on his
back. Howeve.1', since no sign of
Infection has shown up It is expect
ed that the burn will heaj in good
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Pauline, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Shelby Graves, was injured
Thursday evening about 7 o'clock
when the Graves car, going toward
Heppner, collided with the car driv
en by F. M. Bell of Eight Mile, who
was on his way to lone. One tooth
was knocked out and several oth
ers lodsened and her tongue and
lips were badly cut and bruised.
She was taken to Heppner to a
physician for treatment. The acci
dent occurred about two miles west
of Lexington on the Oregon-Washington
A special business meeting of
Lexington grange was held at the
Harry Schriever home last Thurs
day evening for the purpose of dis
cussing the hall proposition.
Relatives here have learned of
the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Percy. B. Conner of Oregon City.
Mrs. Conner was formerly Miss El
sie Tucker of this city.
At the Christian church parson
age Mr. and Mrs. Sias are busy
making preparations to move. Their
future postoffice address will be
Molalla, Ore. Next Sunday, Feb.
25, will be Mr. Sias' last service in
Lexington where he has served as
minister for almost two years.
Among Lexington people who at
tended the school board conference
at the court house in Heppner Mon
day were Miss Dona Barnett, Har
ry Dinges, James H. Williams, L.
A. Palmer, Marion Palmer and R.
Lee Reaney and son Cedric of
Salem are visiting relatives and
friends here this week.
Mrs. Bill Mays entertained with
a deligraful dinner Sunday honor
ing the birthdays of Mr. Mays and
her niece, Miss' Frances Cox. The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. D. Cox
Sr., Mr. and Mrs. D. Cox Jr., and
sons, Percy Cox, Mrs. Jessie Cox
and children and Mrs. Sara White.
T. L. Barnett and Lawrence
Beach made a business trip to Wal
la Walla Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears
and daughters, Vera, Helen and
Bunny, were guests at the Hynd
brothers ranch Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Steagall of
Heppner spent Sunday with Mr.i
and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall.
James M. Burgess, assistant state
superintendent of public instruc
tion, was a business visitor in Lex
C. D. Ashbaugh, manager of the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
company at The Dalles, Miss Agnes
Warner, manager at the Arlington
office, and Miss Opal, Briggs, man
ager at the Heppner office, were
business visitors at the local ex
change Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Nan Robinson of Oregon
City is a guest at the W. B. Tucker
home this week.
Miss Dona Barnett is back at the
store this week after being absent
for a week on account of illness. I
Henry Rauch Jr. is a patient at
the Heppner hospital this week,
suffering an attack of appendicitis.
. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt motor
ed to Pendleton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moyer re
turned Monday afternoon from a
visit with friends and relatives in
Oregon City and Portland.
Miss Katherine Robinson of Cor
vallis Is spending a couple of weeks
with Mrs. Mae Burchell while on
Mr. DeBunce of Heppner was at
the school Monday, taking pictures
of the grades, high school and bas
The Star and Atom club met at
the school house last Wednesday
evening. After choosing the club's
name the body passed upon a char
ter which had been drawn up by a
committee appointed for that pur
pose. An Interesting program had been
prepared. When the club filed into
the laboratory they were requested
to take their cards which were ly
ing on the table, each card explod
ing on being touched. To add to the
fun all the seats had been loaded
also. Reports were later heard
concerning strange poppings inside
some of the teachers' desks but
these were thought to be some of
the grades on the teachers' grade
books gently falling off.
To add to the evening's enter
tainment more explosive mixtures
were demonstrated. A weather In
dicator consisting of a figure whose
dress changed color with an ap
proaching rain, was shown together
with some experiments with mer
cury and certain dyes. The eve
ning closed with some "star gaz
ing." Mr. Williams identified some
of the more prominent constella
tions for the club.
The basketball team broke even
last week, winning from lone on
Friday night at Lexington, 17-13,
and losing at Fossil Saturday night,
24-18. Although they were lacking
in experienced players there seem
ed to be an added light in both
games. This week Lexington will
play at Boardman on Friday and
will play Stanfleld here on Satur
day. These are the last games on
the schedule before the tourna
ment. On Friday, Feb. 15, the commer
cial law class tried out their legal
training in a mock trial in assem
bly. Six week's exams will end this
week with report cards out on Wed
nesday, Feb. 28.
Relatives here have received an
nouncement of the marriage at
Stevenson, Wash., on Feb. 14, of
Miss Iva Shlnn and Mr. Joe J. Law,
both of Portland. . The bride is the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Shlnn, formerly of this city.
Mrs. R. B. Rice entertained about
thirty ladies at a delightful party
NINE CAGE TEAMS
TO COMPETE HERE
Schedule Set for High School Sab
District Tourney Starting
Basketball teams of Arlington
and lone will take the lid off of
what promises to be one of the most
hotly contested sub-district bas
ketball tournaments to be seen in
these parts in years, when they
meet in the tourney opener in the
Heppner gym next Thursday eve
ning at 7:30. With nine teams in
all participating, the , tournament
is slated to run on through Friday
and faaturday, with the champion
ship game scheduled at 8:30 Satur
day evening. The participating
teams are Heppner, Lexington, Con
don, lone, Arlington, Boardman,
Hermiston, Stanfleld and Umatilla.
The Arlington-lone game is the
only game slated for Thursday. On
Friday, Hermiston and Stanfleld
play at 3 o'clock, Condon-Lexington
at 4, Umatilla-Boardman at
7:30, and Heppner meets the win
ner of the Thursday game at 8:30.
On Saturday, winners of the Her-miston-Stanfleld
games meet at 10 a. m., and
winners of the Umatilla-Boardman
and Heppner games meet at 11 a.
m. Losers of these two games meet
at 7:30 that evening in the conso
lation match, and the winners meet
at 8:30 for the championship. The
team winning the sub - district
championship will go to the district
tournament to be held later at Pen
dleton. The past record of a team does
not mean a thing this year, for the
season has been one basketball up
set after another. A team beaten
badly on its own floor hag in many
cases turned the tables on the vic
tor in a return game on the win
On games won and lost, Condon
stands out as the strongest team in
the tournament. It has won eight
and lost three games. However, in
the tourney Condon's first game is
with Lexington, a team that beat
Condon on Condon's floor. .
Boardman and Umatilla both
have strong teams; but Boardman
beat Umatilla badly and Heppner
trounced Boardman twice.
Stanfleld has won a majority of
her games. lone, the hard luck
team, has shown considerable
strength in the games in which her
best five men have been able to play.
Heppner has won seven and lost
nine games. However, six of the
games lost have been with teams
outside of this district
The following charges will be
made for admission to the various
tournament games: adult season
tickets $1.00; student season ticket
50c. Single tickets, day games 25c,
night games 35c. Students 25c all
May Exchange Volunteer
For Weedy Land, Ruled
Volunteer wheat on last year's
summerfallow may be exchanged
for a like amount of acreage crop
ped this year but which has been
reverted to summerfallow to way
lay weeds, according to a ruling re
ceived by C. W. Smith, county ag
ent, in reply to a telegram to Geo.
E. Farrell of the Agricultural Ad
justment administration. The rul
ing applies to wheat farmers who
have pontracted land to the gov
ernment under the allotment plan.
Mr. Smith points out, however, that
any changes from the contract now
in effect must be sanctioned by the
county allotment committee.
While Farrell cited the ruling
permitting substitution of volun
teer acres, his telegram said, "Can
not allow farmers having clean
wheat on summerfallow and good
stand of volunteer to have all land
in crop this year and all in sum
merfallow next. Cannot permit
specified wheat acreage for 1934 or
1935 to be shifted back and forth
solely because of direct influence
of current weather conditions."
LITERATURE COURSE GIVEN.
Enrollment is still open for the
short course in literature being of
fered under the government's adult
education project The course,
which will be of a general nature,
Is open to anyone interested regard
less of qualifications. The next
meeting of this study group will be
in the jury room at the court house
Saturday evening at 7:30, and any
one planning to take the work is
urged either to be present at that
meeting or enroll with the instruc
tor, Mrs. Harold Case, before that
time. Her telephone number Is
CHEER CLUB TO MEET.
The O. E. S. Cheer club will meet
at the home of Mrs. Ada Cason
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, for
work. All members are urged to
be In attendance. Lillie Aiken,
at her country home Wednesday
Lfternoon. Games were played
during the afternoon, A piano duet
by Mrs. James H. Williams and
Mrs. George Gillls and a vocal solo
by Mrs. Trina Parker were greatly
enjoyed by the guests. Delicious
refreshments were served at the
close of a pleasant afternoon, Mrs.
Rice was assisted in entertaining
by Mrs. Ernest Smith and Mrs. Ed
Mrs. Roy Johnson, Mrs. Guy
Shaw and Mrs. Harry Duvall are
confined to their homes with meas
lea this week.
SPMY ROAD GETS
Completion As Soon as
Federal Funds Come.
RIVER GROUP MEETS
S. E. Notson Reports Meetings to
Lions; First President Guest;
Grain Bag Problem Cited.
That completion of the grading
and surfacing of the Heppner-Spray
road will be given first considera
tion as soon as expected federal
funds are received, was the word
given the local delegation by the
state highway commission at Its
meeting in Portland last Thursday,
according to the report of S. E.
Notson, member of the delegation,
at the Monday noon luncheon of
the Lions club. Others in the dele
gation included Judge W. T. Camp
bell, Commissioners George Peck
and Frank S. Parker 'and Harry
Tamblyn, county engineer. The
delegation was pleased with the
consideration which the commis
sion gave the matter, and the Lions
shared the delegation's pleasure.
The Lions club has worked for
completion of this road as a major
project ever since the club's incep
tion lour years ago, and it was fit
ting that the good report concern
ing closing of the final gap should
be made in the presence of James
M. Burgess, assistant state super
intendent of public instruction and
the club's first president, who was
an honored guest at the meeting.
Mr. Burgess was in the city Mon
day conducting a school for school
boards of the county, and was thus
again permitted to break bread with
his old fellow club members. In
recognition of his former capacity
aa president, Mr. Burgess was giv
en the presiding officer's chair by
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, president
Mr. Notson also reported the
meeting at Walla Walla Saturday
evening when the Inland Water
ways association was launched for
the purpose of uniting the district
between the Cascades and the
Rockies on a major program for
development of the Columbia and
Snake rivers. The program adopt
ed at Saturday's meeting is the so
called "seven point" program in
cluding construction of sealocks at
Bonneville, channel development
between Celilo and Umatilla rap
ids, and the construction of 5 dams
on the Snake river to enhance riv
er transportation as far inland as
Priest rapids. Articles of incor
poration have been filed for the as
sociation with the corporation com
missioner of Washington, Mr. Not
son said, and it is expected a wide
spread membership campaign will
be launched shortly.
An enigma facing wheatgrowers
of the section, was told by Chas. W.
Smith, county agent, the solution of
which had not yet been worked
out Recently the wheatmen reg
istered protests in Washington
against the jute bag processing tax
being applied to wheat sacks caus
ing a rise of 2 cents in the price
per bag. Now comes word from
Washington, Mr. Smith said, that
all processing taxes, including the
jute bag tax, go into the AAA fund
from which funds are provided,
among other things, to finance the
present export bounty on wheat
from which farmers are benefitting.
Should wheat bags be exempted
from the tax, the word from Wash
ington says, it is probable the ex
port bounty plan will bave to be
discontinued, or at least curtailed.
The question is, according to the
county agent, whether the farmers
are benefitted more by the export
bounty than they would be by being
relieved of paying the processing
tax on their grain bags. Mr. Smith
announced this as a new angle on
the grain bag situation which far
mers' associations will shortly have
to consider. In the meantime claims
for removal of the processing tax
on grain bags will probably be more
Birthdays of Earl Eskelson and
J. L. Gault, members, which oc
curred this week, were recognized
in accordance with a custom estab
lished by the club.
POMONA MEET SET.
Morrow county Pomona council
will meet with the Willows grange
at Cecil on Saturday, Feb. 24, start
ing at 10 a. m. All grangers are in
vited to attend this meeting. There
will be a pot luck lunch and din
ner. All committees will meet in
the morning to outline the year's
program of work. All grange offi
cers will confer In the afternoon.
In the evening there will be a mock
trial to which the public Is Invited,
also other entertainment
NEW PASTOR HERE.
Alfred R. Womack, wife and ba
by arrived here the end of the
week from Trail, Oregon. Mr. Wo
mack will be pastor of the Pente
costal church at Heppner, and be
gan his work here Sunday.
NO SERVICES SUNDAY.
On acount of Illness, Rev. Ten
nyson will be unable to hold ser
vices at the Episcopal church in
Heppner this comlnb Sunday, or
during the week as planned.