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Volume 50, Number 33.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 1934
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FARMERS RECOVER IN
Defendant Companies Pay
$3200 Cash; Judg
ments Total $8400.
JUDGE GIVES ORDER
Edward L. Eyre & Co. Largest
Contributor; Many Local Grow
ers Share Plaintiffs' Returns.
Cash settlement for $3,235.03 from
four grain companies, and judg
ments totaling $8,410.68 against
Heppner Farmers Elevator com
pany, were obtained by local farm
ers this week for alleged losses of
grain from the 1932 crop deposited
in the elevator company's ware
house and elevator. The case was
heard in circuit court here before
Judge Fred W. Wilson of The
Homer I. Watts, Athena attor
ney, represented the plaintiffs, and
appearing for the various grain
company defendants were Robert
L. Sabin, Jr., Portland, for Kerr
Gifford & Co.; John F. Kilkenny,
Pendleton, for Edward L. Eyre &
Co.; A. S. Cooley, Pendleton, for J.
J. Chisholm & Co.; A. L. Veazie for
Balfour, Guthrie & Co.
Edward L. Eyrie & Co. contrib
uted the heaviest in the settlement
with $1283.03, while Kerr-Gifford &
Co. paid only $42. J. J. Chisholm
& Co. contributed $1175, and Bal
four, Guthrie & Co. $735. Expenses
of $10 for reporting costs, and $20
costs to Sid D. Robinson, acocunt
ant, were also paid by the grain
Farmers shared in the cash set
tlement as follows: Ben Anderson
$144.32, Hilma Anderson $480.84,
John Bergstrom $344.79, Chris P.
Brown $350, Lester Doolittle $48.59,
R. K. Drake $35.13, J. S. Young and
Federal Land Bank $76.26, O. Keith
ley and Federal Land Bank $30.21,
Frank Fraters and J. L. Gault, Re
ceiver, $262.81, Tom Fraters $81.17,
C. P. Furlong and J. L. Gault, Re
ceiver, $142.51, C. L. Sweek $45.68,
Homer D. Green $47.86, D. H. Han
shew $91.36, Wm. Huebner $72.53,
John Her and Federal Land bank
$180.73, A. W. Jones $182, John Ken
ny $337.63, F. E. Parker $101.19,
Dan Rice $63.70, A. R. and Mrs. J.
S. Young $85.72.
Judgments against the elevator
company were issued as follows:
F. M. Akers $173.48, A. E. Ander
son and Sheriff Bauman $101.70,
Ben Anderson $216.36, J. N. and
Kenneth Batty $232.54, Walter
Beckett $58.57, A. Bergren $96.15,
John Bergstrom $756.97, Adam
Blahm $40.13, A. L. Casebeer no
liability, M. D. Clark $228.97, Jess
Coats no liability, Lester Doolittle,
Trustee, no liability, Lester Doo
little $120.30, Millie R. Doolittle $89.-
46, R. E. Driscoll $225.32, Alice
Dykstra $202.20, O. P. Ferguson no
liability, O. T. Ferguson $324, Frank
Fraters and J. L. Gault, Receiver,
$531.49, C. P. Furlong and J. L.
Gault, Receiver, $50.92, Emma
Gemmell $138.60, Wm. Huebner
$282.35, Guy Huston $189.14, John
Her and Federal Land Bank $327.90,
A. W. Jones, $26.81, E. C. Jones
$250.20, N. L. Jones $99, John Ken
ny $172.47, W. B. Lacy and Elsie E.
Alger $242.97, Herman Neilson $158,-
47, Lawrence Redding $14.70, Dan
Rice $78.90, Sanford Farming Co.
$2213.39, L. B. Scrivner no liability,
Marie Simms no liability, Wm. D.
Perkins & Co. $352.20, Floyd Wor
In the court order the grain com
panies were relieved of any further
liability to the plaintiffs.
"Let's Quit Killing"
Jingle Entries Given
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!
Not a good rule to follow in your
driving, if you want to get there
safely, but a warning which must
be heeded if your entry in the
"Let's Quit Killing" safety jingle
contest is to reach this paper or the
Oregon State Motor association at
Portland in time to be eligible for
one of the seven cash prizes.
Wednesday, October 31, is the
closing date of the contest. Verses
should be patterned after the widely-quoted
one beginning "Here lies
the body of William Jay" and should
humorously present a safety lesson.
Entries already received indicate
the judges will have a difllcult task
deciding which verses will receive
the awards. Many excellent jingles
built around original ideas are slat
ed to figure In the final decisions.
Among best entries received last
week were the following:
"Weep for the fate of Nellie Brown,
Who was late for a date that she
had In town.
She failed to slow down where two
Both Nell and the car were a total
Theoda Hart Stackhaus, Salem.
"John Jay was right, or thought he
And that's where he was wrong.
If he hadn't tried to prove his point,
He'd still be going strong."
C. M. Cooper, Waldport.
Dr. E. P. Fagan of Portland was
a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
A. D. McMurdo this week, enjoying
hunting while here.
Irish Beat Lexington;
Condon Here Tomorrow
In a light rain last Saturday at
Lexington the Heppner Fighting
Irish made up for previous battles
by trouncing the Lexington high
school team by a score of 46-u.
Heppner scored frequently all thru
the game, the light Lexington elev
en furnishing little opposition.
Coach Winter took his entire squad
along, with the exception of three
of his first string, and gave them
all a good workout.
Heppner scored 7 points in the
first period, 6 in the second, 20 in
the third, and 13 in the fourth per
iod for their total of 46.
Tomorrow (Friday) at 3 o'clock
Condon will play the reutrn game
at Heppner. The first game of the
season waa played with Condon at
Condon, Heppner scoring 13-0. The
Condon team did not seem to be
playing their best and will probably
try to redeem themselves in the
game Friday. Our four regulars
will be back to play our last home
game with more power than ever,
and Heppner is going out to score
against Condon. As this is the last
home game of the season, all loyal
Heppnerites are urged to attend.
y MARGARET BLAKE
Mrs. George Tucker and daugh
ter Maxine of Echo spent the week
end visiting friends in lone.
Charles H. Hudson of Pendleton
was a Friday business visitor here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake returned
Monday from a two weeks' visit
with relatives at Klnzua.
Mrs. Harriet Brown was called
to Butter creek Friday by the very
serious illness of her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Carol Baldwin entertained
the teachers of the local school with
bridge party at her apartment
last Friday evening.
A six and a half pound son ar
rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Kincaid Sunday morning,
Oct. 21. The young man has been
named Ralph Eugene.
Mr. and Mrs. David Rietmann
are having the roof of their home
The Women's Topic club was en
tertained last Saturday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. C. F. Feldman
by Mrs. Bert Mason, Miss Katheryn
Feldman and Mrs. C. F. Feldman.
Three tables of bridge were at play.
High score was won by Mrs. Victor
Rietmann and low by Mrs. C. W.
Swanson. The prizes given were
articles that had been made in
Mrs. Dixon Smith and children
have gone to Portland for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Dan O'Hara of Kin-
zua spent the week end with Mrs.
O'Hara's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Normoyle had the misfor
tune to break his leg during the
football game wlh Echo played here
last Friday afternoon. The break
was a clean one and Eugene is ex
pected to return to school before so
Charles Lundell who has been
employed at Kinzue for some time
has returned to the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lun
dell, for a visit.
The sophomore class will enter
tain the high school and faculty
with a party at the gym next Fri
The Echo high school football
squad played the lone high school
here last Friday afternoon. Al
though the local boys put up a good
fight they were defeated 27 to 0.
They will play Arlington high at
Arlington next Friday.
Miss Mable Cool spent the past
week end at Condon.
Work is being started on the first
semester play of the high school
student body. In the grades the
pageant to be given on November 2
for the benelit of the hot lunch
fund is being rapidly rounded into
shape. The settling of the West
will be the theme. All of the pu
pils in the grades will take part in
its performance. A carnival will
follow the pageant.
The following pupils are on the
honor roll for the first six weeks:
second grade, Wayne and Dickie
Chrlstopherson and Alton Yarnell;
third grade, Iris King; fifth grade,
Van Rietmann; sixth grade, Mary
K. Blake; eighth grade, Joan Sipes;
high school freshman class, Max
ine McCurdy and Ruth Crawford;
sophomores, Nola Keithley; juniors,
Mr. and Mrs. Glover Peck and
children of Lexington were Satur
day visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Ring.
DEPUTY G. E. R. HEBE TONITK.
R. H. Wlndlshar, district deputy
grand exalted ruler, B. P. O. Elks,
will make his official visitation to
Heppner lodge 358 this evening. In
itiation will be staged and there
will be special entertainment, A
full attendance of the membership
is asked by James G. Thomson, Jr.,
exalted ruler. Members' attention
is also called to the Hallowe'en
dance Saturday evening for Elks
and their friends. A good time is
promised all who attend.
GRAND MASTKB COMING.
Ezra M. Wilson of Modford, grand
master A. F. & A. M. for Oregon,
will make his official visitation to
Heppner lodge 69, on Saturday eve
ning, November 3. Slipper and
special entertainment Is announced.
Ingvard Skoubo and Paul M.
Smith of the Boardmnn project
were business visitors in the city
TO BE RENEWED
AAA Officials Announce Favorable
Vote; Oregon Count Divid
ed on Questions.
Definite announcement that the
agricultural adiustment adminis
tration will offer a new corn-hog
production control program for 1935
has been received by tne extension
service at Oregon State college. De
tails of the new plan will be an
nounced about November 1, the of
ficials were informed.
Decision of the AAA leaders to
repeat the corn-hog program in
some form followed compilation of
preliminary results of the national
referendum among present corn
hog contract signers showing a fa
vorable vote in the ratio of more
than two to one for carrying on a
follow-un program. In Oregon the
vote was favorable in the proportion
of about nine to seven.
The vote was much closer on the
second question in which the con
tract signers were asked to express
their opinion on a proposed one-contract-per-farm
plan starting in
1936 which would include all grains
and livestock. The early reports
showed a favorable vote nationally
of only six to five, while Oregon
farmers gave it an adverse vote of
more than ten to six.
No announcement has been made
from Washington as to any decision
on this one-contract plan. Oregon
extension officials find that western
growers are skeptical of this idea
and feel that it would be detrimen
tal in this territory. In Oregon the
wheat counties particularly voted
almost solidly against the plan.
"The referendum results seem to
indicate rather clearly that corn
hog producers want a follow-up
program," Dr. A. G. Black, chief of
the corn-hog section, announced.
"In view of this indication, it has
been decided to offer a definite plan
as soon as the necessary provisions
can be worked out. Such a plan
probably will follow the general
outline of the 1934 contract, involv
ing control requirements and bene
fit payments with respect to both
corn and hogs."
A new program has also been
recommended by a group of corn
hog committeemen and extension
workers from 18 states called to
Washington. N. E. Dodd of Baker
county, farmer member of the state
board of review, represented Ore
gon. Representatives of the three '
I major farm organizations are also
I said to have recommended contin
uance of the program.
$2100 of Clerk's Deficit
Paid ; Court Vigilant
In answer to a demand recently
made by Morrow- County Pomona
grange that the county court take
immediate steps to recover monies
shown by the audit of Wells & De
Lapp to be due the county from
Gay M. Anderson, county clerk, an
nouncement has been made by the
court that $2100 has been paid by
the clerk of the total of $3802.24
shown by the audit to be due. Of
this amount $900 was paid on May
31 last, and another payment of
$620.99 was made on the sixth of
this month, the day the resolution
was passed by the grange and be
fore it had been presented to the
The court last week retained the
services of Wells & DeLapp to com
plete the audit of the clerk's books,
the audit not having been com
pleted at the time of Anderson's
trial. While they have been work
ing on the matter quietly, members
of the court have expressed deter
mination to have the matter clean
ed up, but did not feel justified in
working ahead of the audit on
which the deficit was based.
High Winds Cause Break
in Local Power Service
The Interruption to electric ser
vice last Sunday which caused late
dinners, stopped clocks and radio
program reception, was caused by
a storm accompanied by high winds
sweeping in from the coast.
The trouble was localized and
found to be between Moro and Du
fur in a very rough section where
the line crosses deep canyons which
are almost impassable. The Dalles
trouble crew was sent to the point
of trouble and made the repairs in
a very short time after they arrived.
This interruption was the first of
any duration which has occurred
In Heppner since December 29, 1933,
the local office announces.
SCHOOL MONEY RECEIVED.
Elementary school funds In the
amount of $9,259.22 were turned
over to the county treasurer by
Lucy E. Rodgers, county school
superintendent, this week, and the
treasurer Is making distribution of
the funds to the various districts
of the county.
Members of Ruth chapter 32, O.
E. S., of Heppner who attended a
get-together meeting with the lone
chapter at lone Tuesday evening
Included Mrs. Rosa Howell, Mrs.
C. B. Cox, Mrs. C. W. McNamer,
Mrs. D. M. Ward, Miss Anna Wight
man, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Parker,
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston, Mr. and
Mrs. Spencer Crawford and P. M.
SPECIAL MASONIC MEETING.
A special communication of Hepp
ner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., will
be held Saturday evening, Oct. 27,
at which time Important business
will come up. All members urged
to be present. E. E. GILLIAM.
Pendleton Man Victim
Of Accidental Gunshot
An accidental gunsJiot which nec
essitated the amputation of the left
leg of Owen Savage of Pendleton
was one of the few tragedies to mar
the active hunting season in this
district. Savage was brought to
Heppner Friday evening from the
Ditch creek section shot through
both legs by a 30-30 rifle bullet, and
amputation of the left leg was made
by a local physician. He has been
in the Heppner hospital since in a
Savage, 51 years old, was hunt
ing with a party. He was sitting in
the car, when one of the party, Mrs.
Ramsay of The Dalles, got out with
her rifle. In some manner the gun
was discharged, the bullet going
through the car door and striking
Savage. The bullet apparently was
flattened on passing through the
door, as it scooped a trench in the
flesh of Savage's right leg, and it
flew into pieces when it struck his
right knee, the bone of which was
shattered and the meat torn as if
by a grinder.
Morrow Whittles Debt
New Party Talked
By A. L. LINDBECK
SALEM. In their interest in the
gubernatorial campaign in Oregon
most of the voters seem to have
lost sight of contests being fought
out on other political fronts over
In each of the three congression
al districts candidates are bidding
for support in contests the outcome
of which is still just as much in
doubt at this time as is that in the
Ordinarily the election of a re
publican congressman would be
conceded in the first district where
James W. Mott is a candidate to
succeed himself. While Mott en
joys the distinct advantage of an
overwhelming majority of republi
cans R. R. Turner, Dallas demo
crat, is making the most of the
democratic "new deal" and its ap
peal to the masses regardless of
party affiliation. Another factor
in the first district race is the pres
ence of an independent candidate
in the person of Emmett W. Gulley,
Newberg "dry" who has been mak
ing a real campaign for votes un
der the slogan of "human values
first" and who will unquestionably
attract thousands of votes that
would otherwise go to one of the
In the second district Walter M.
Pierce, democratic incumbent, is
faced with the hardest fight of his
political career in his efforts to re
tain hisseat. While Pierce is said
to be as strong as ever among the
farmers of his district Jay Upton,
his republican opponent, is receiv
ing the support of organized labor
throughout the district in return
for Upton's support of labor legis
lation througout his service in the
state senate. Upton also enjoys a
slight edge over Pierce in the mat
ter of party strength although the
republican registration east of the
mountains has been materially re
duced in the past two years while
the democrats have recorded sub
stantial gains in almost every
Voters of the third district have
seven candidates from whom to
pick a Congressman. If this race
were confined to a contest between
William A. Ekwall, republican, and
Walter B. Gleason, democrat, there
would be little, if any, doubt as to
Ekwall's election, but in a field as
badly split as that in Multnomah
county anything might happen, es
pecially when one of the candidates
happens to be as well known as is
Andrew C. Smith whose "Town-
send plan" platform provides a lure
that will unquestionably lattract
thousands of votes that would or
dinarily go to one of the regular
The dogs and ponies have lured
Ifi1 fAA U ,
vivfi,v--i iiilu nit: puunc purse in
Oregon since pari-mutuel wagering
was legalized in March, 1933. The
money all goes to the support of
fairs, the state fair and Pacific In
ternational each receivisg $60,392 to
uuie, aim u,dio Demg divided
among the 36 counties.
Either drunken driving is on the
increase In Oregon or the courts
are beginning to tighten down on
offenders a little harder. Forty
seven drunken drivers had their
drivers' licenses revoked during
September. Only six of the num
ber, however, were from Multno
mah county while 41 came from the
rest of the state.
Cash receipts of the 1934 state
fair exceeded disbursements by
$28,089 according to a report by
Max Gehlhar, manager of the fair.
Betting on the races at the fair ex
ceeded $10,000 a day, Gehlhar's re
Organization of a Farmer-Labor
party In Oregon will probably bo
undertaken soon after the Novem
ber election. Information to this
effect reached the capitol this week
from an apparently reliable source.
(Continued on Page Three)
Bruce Kelley, who recently un
derwent a serious operation at
Heppner hospital, has so far re
covered as to be about town.
NAVY TO LIONS
P. M. Gemmell and F. A. McMahon
"Navy Week" Speakers; Club
Sponsors 4-H Sheep Cup.
"Navy Week" was inspiration for
the Lions luncheon program Mon
day noon with Paul M. Gemmell and
Frank A. McMahon, ex-"gobs", de
livering interesting talks on navy
preparedness and incidents from
the life of a sailor. With C. J. D.
Bauman, an ex-marine, presiding
at the head of the table, some live
ly shafts of humor passed between
that station and the speakers.
To add incentive to 4-H club
work in the county, the Lions vot
ed to sponsor a large loving cup as
a perpetual trophy for the team
scoring highest in sheep club work
in the county each year. The tro
phy will be awarded for the first
time at the 4-H club fair to be
held in connection with the Rodeo
The club voted to adopt the song
with which it was recently compli
mented by Mrs. Raymond H. Tur
ner of lone for singing on special
occasions. Jason Biddle of lone
was introduced as a guest, and
Henry C. Aiken, Heppner Rodeo
president, as a new member.
Mr. Gemmell said Navy week in
eludes the week of October 26,
known as Navy day, in commem
oration of an act of President Theo
dore Roosevelt which started the
American navy on its way to equal
ity with leading navies of the world.
President Theodore Roosevelt, like
President Franklin Roosevelt, he
said, was a great lover of the navy.
The nation's navy has progressed
to a point today where it has ob
tained recognition under treaty as
being entitled to equal strength
with other great navies of the
world. This strength has not yet
been obtained, the speaker said, but
the building program as outlined is
expected to bring it to that point
by 1942. In the meantime, Secre
tary of the Navy Swanson has an
nounced that the present strength
of the country's navy is sufficient to
protect the country from invasion
from a foreign enemy.
Contrary to general belief that
the United States navy was inef
fective in the World war, Mr. Gem
mell asserted that it played a very
large and important part in win
ning that conflict. The navy was
busy from the very first to the very
last convoying men and supplies to
and from Europe. "It made a highly
commendable record of achieve
ment. However, he said, it is ad
mitted by expert military and naval
authorities that had the navy of
this country been up to the strength
it should have been at the beginning
of the war, the allied nations would
have easily demolished the German
fortifications at Heligoland, gained
access to the Kiel canal and thus
have made it possible to attack Ger
many from the north and so to
have ended the World war in short
order. Had the allies been able to
do this they would have caused the
German forces to be split three
ways instead of two, on the eastern
and western fronts, hence weaken
ing those forces to the point where
the allies would have had a great
Mr. McMahon, state policeman,
cited his own navy record, in which
he rose from the very lowest rank
of fireman's assistant to that of
chief petty officer, in which ca
pacity he saw eight month's ser
vice in France in the air division of
the navy. He went into the federal
service from the Washington state
naval guards at Seattle. He cited
benefits which he personally had
received from naval discipline, and
emphasized the air service as one
of the important divisions of the
at Bridegroom's Home
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John
J. Wightman three miles below
Heppner was the scene of a pleas
ing reception Sunday afternoon and
evening, tendered to their son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mar
vin Wightman, who had just arriv
ed home from their wedding trip.
A host of friends of the family were
invited and a pleasant social time
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Wightman
and daughter, Miss Anna, assist
ing were Mrs. Ralph Benge, Mrs.
Carl Feldman, Mrs. Frank S. Par
ker, Mrs. Frank Shively, Mrs. C. C.
Patterson and Mrs. Lucy Rodgers,
who presided at the 'table, and the
Misses Lois Oliver, Evelyn Struve,
Kay Feldman, Mary Patterson and
Mrs. Merle Becket, who served.
House guests of the Wightmans
for the occasion were the Misses
Oliver and Struve, and Miss Kath
erlne Furnish and Mr. Mike Ram-
ey, all of Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wightman
are domiciled at the lower farm of
the Wightmans which has been
.nicely appointed. Mrs. Wightman
was formerly Miss Clauilien Hum
phreys of Portland.
Miss Gladys Ann Johnson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Johnson of Pendleton, and Paul
Warren Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles N. Jones of this city, were
united In marriage at the Method
ist church parsonage In Pendleton,
Sunday, Rev. W. S. Gleiser officiat
ing. Miss Lola Hiatt, Pendleton,
and H. J. Dcvin, Condon, were attendants.
Inland Waterways Assn.
To Press Development
Construction of the Umatilla
Rapids dam as the next great pro
ject in development of the Colum
bia river will be pressed by the In
land Waterways association, ac
cording to action taken at a meet
ing in Walla Walla Saturday, an
nounce S. E. Notson and C. J. D.
Bauman, who attended from here.
Enthusiasm on every hand was dis
played by those in attendance who
voted to launch an intensive drive
in the association's campaign of
river development, under the lead
ership of C. L. Sweek, association
Morrow county folks will be call
ed upon shortly to do their part in
putting over this program, through
which it is hoped to open the river
to barge traffic to connect with
ocean boats at The Dalles, made
possible by the Bonneville dam, and
thereby bring about savings on the
transportation of wheat and other
products of the Inland Empire.
Misses Norma Christenson, niece
of Mr. Bauman, and Miss Betty
Happold accompanied the Heppner
men to Walla Walla and enjoyed
taking in the sights of the Wash
Farm Prices Hit Normal
But Parity Not Reached
The boost during September in
farm prices generally has placed
the average price level for farm
commodities in the whole country
right at the 1910-1914 level, al
though prices in Oregon average
about 20 per cent less, according to
a review of the agricultural situa
tion just released by the O. S. C.
agricultural extension service.
However, since prices paid by
farmers have advanced to 126 per
cent of the 1910-1914 level, farm
products have an exchange value
only approximately 80 per cent of
prewar parity for the whole coun
try. This is a gain of 12 points or 18
per cent over the exchange value of
farm products a year ago, accord
ing to the circular.
The advance in farm prices in
Oregon has lagged behind the gen
eral advance, giving Oregon farm
products on the whole an exchange
value only approximately 65 per
cent of the prewar level. This is
scarcely equal to the exchange val
ue of Oregon farm products a year
ago, according to index numbers
given in the report
With reference to the farm credit
situation, the report shows excellent
progress in farm-debt adjustment
and the refinancing of Oregon farm
mortgages. Since May, 1933, the
Federal Land bank has refinanced
nearly 6000 Oregon farms for near
ly $16,000,000, while additional ap
plications approved and pending
exceed 1000. The Federal Land
bank now holds approximately one-
third of the farm mortgages in Or
egon, the circular states. The farm
debt situation has been greatly al
leviated by this long-term financing
at lower rates of interest although
there is still much need for farm
debt adjustment and refinancing in
the state, the report shows.
Farm Debt Refinancing
Spreads Benefits Widely
More than 91 cents out of each
dollar of the $15,193,019 which far
mers of Oregon received in Federal
Land bank and emergency Land
Bank Commissioner loans during
the past 17 months went to refi
nance and substantially reduce old
indebtedness, it is announced by O.
H. Junod, treasurer of the Federal
Land bank of Spokane.
Commercial banks received 15.8
per cent of these refinancing pro
ceeds; 2 per cent was paid to local
merchants on old accounts; 7 per
cent was applied on payment of
taxes; 9 per cent was used to re
finance mortgages held by insur
ance companies and 48.3 per cent
went to refinance old indebtedness
held by private individuals and
mortgage companies. The balance
went into general agricultural uses,
purchase of local loan association
or land bank stock and payment of
"In many cases these creditors
were pressing for payment and
threatened foreclosure. Land bank
loans have provided 5688 Oregon
farmers with funds to meet these
payments and avoid foreclosure,"
Mr. Junod points out, "and other
loans are being closed daily."
For the northwest districts as a
whole, approximately the same per
centages hold true on the distribu
tion of $55,074,000 which the Land
bank has loaned on a sound basis
of "normal" valuation to 22.453 bor
rowers. Not only has this $55,074,-
000 refinanced nearly $80,000,000 of
old indebtedness through voluntary
adjustments, but borrowers are
saving approximately $750,000 a
year in interest charges by refinan
cing with Land bank loans.
NEW CONFECTION MADE.
Morrow County Creamery com
pany this week is Introducing a
new confection, a chocolate and pe
can coated Ice cream bar which
they call "Pecan Krunch." The
confection, made in their own plant,
is new on the markets of the coun
try but has sold like wild-fire
where it has been made in the east,
s lid W. C. Cox, manager, in intro
ducing the confection here.
NEW DOCTOR ARRIVES.
Dr. Raymond Rice arrived from
Cottage Grove this week and has
opened olllces in the First National
Bank building. Dr. and Mrs. Rice
have established their residence In
the Hemy Taylor house on Balti
Excellent Program Held;
Festive Board Spread
Noon and Evening.
MAYOR HEADS TABLE
Immense Angel Food Cake Baked
by Miss McMillan Served; Old
est Man and Woman Named.
By BEULAH NICHOLS
There was an attendance of well
over 700 at the eighth annual re
union of Morrow county pioneers
which was held in Lexington Sat
urday. People who had not met
for years had a real vi3it talking
over old times, and enjoyed the ex
cellent program during the after
noon. This part of the entertain
ment was in charge of Laurel
Beach and was as follows: "Amer
ica," sung by the audience; piano
duet, Jeanette and Buddy Blakely;
"Pioneer," a reading by Horace
Addis; piano solo, Marjorie Par
ker; vocal solo, Dan Lidsay; vocal
solo, Laurel Beach; reading, Miss
Lorraine Pope; vocal solo with gui
tar accompaniment Lewis Bitner;
vocal solo, Miss Lucy Spittle; a
skit "The Parade of the Gay
And not to be soon forgotten was
the feast of good things to eat
which was spread at noon and again
in the evening. A delicious angel
food cake of immense size which
s baked by Naomi McMillan,
was served at the table which was
reserved for the pioneers. T. L.
Barnett, mayor of Lexington, pre
sided at this table.
The oldest man present was W.
A. Thomas of lone, 88 years of age.
The oldest woman was Mrs. Sarah
Booher of Lexington, 86 years of
age. It was she who, seven years,
ago, first conceived the idea of a
reunion of Morrow county pioneers.
The next meeting of the Parent-
Teachers association will be held In
the high school audtitorium Wed
nesday evening, October 31st Ev
eryone who can is urged to attend
as the various measures to be voted
on at the November election will be
discussed. J. O. Turner and Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers will discuss the "20
Mill Tax Limitation" amendment
and there is to be a round-table
discussion of the other measures.
If you would vote intelligently you
must know both sides of the ques
tions, so be on hand for this meet
ing and bring along your voters'
pamphlet for reference.
The cars driven by Lorraine
Beach and Bill Van Winkle collid
ed head-on on Main street Saturday
morning. No one was seriously in
jured and the cars were only slight
ly damaged. A car parked in the
street was said to be the cause of
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
were business visitors in Walla
Walla and Spokane the first of the
The Three Links club held an
all day meeting at the home of Mrs.
Earl Warner Tuesday. A pot luck
dinner was served at noon. Those
present were Mrs. Trina Parker,
Mrs. Ola Ward, Miss Merle Car
michael, Mrs. Carolyn Kuns, Mrs.
Lou Broadley, Mrs. Mae Burchell,
Miss Grace Burchell, Mrs. Alex
Hunt Mrs. Golda Leathers, Miss
Dona Barnett and Mrs. Warner.
The Rebekahs held a meeting at
their hall on Tuesday evening, Oc
Mrs. Frank Gentry of Portland
is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Riley Munkers.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schriever
and family are spending the week
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown of
Condon were in Lexington Saturday
for the Pioneers reunion. The
Browns formerly lived in this com
munity. Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan and
daughters and Miss Mary Cunha
were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Majeski Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Munkers
have moved to Heppner and are
living in the Bonnie Cochran house
on South Court street
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves and
family have moved to the McAlister
ranch just north of town.
Miss Mary Cunha of Lena is
spending the week end with Miss
J. W. Becket of Portland was
visiting relatives in this county last
week and was in Lexington Satur
day for the pioneers' reunion.
Mrs. Sara White of Portland
spent the week end with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Biddle
and family of Arlington have moved
to the W. V. Pedro ranch.
Miss Opal Leach is confined to
her home by illness.
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Burchell of
Sheridan and Miss Katherlne Rob
inson of Corvnllis were week-end
guests of Mrs. Mae Burchell. They
attended the pioneers' reunion Sat
urday. School Notes
The cast for the play, "Mamma's
Baby Boy." has ben chosen as fol
lows: Doris Burchell, Lester Cox,
Alfred Van Winkle, Alma Van
Winkle, Fern Luttrell, Vivian White,
Anna Doherty, Bernlce Martin, Les-
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