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Volume 50, Number 37.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Organizations Group Pre
pares to Entertain
State Woolmen.
Mrs. Ilattie Wightman Heads nos
tras Committee for Auxiliary;
General Committee Set.
A general committee in charge
of local arrangements for the Ore
gon Woolgrowers association con
vention to be held in Heppner next
January 14-15, has been announced
by J. G. Barratt, association vice
president and general chairman in
charge of local arrangements, as
follows: Mrs. Hattie Wightman, C.
J. D. Bauman, Mrs. Lucy E. Rod
gers, Spencer Crawford, R. I.
Thompson, Chas. B. Cox and Joe
Mr. Barratt was named general
chairman at a meeting of represen
tatives of practically all organiza
tions of the city at Elks hall Mon
day evening, after he had outlined
the work needed to be done in en
tertaining the convention. The
large attendance of organization
representatives and the many ex
pressions of cooperation given, in
dicated there would be little trouble
in coordinating the facilities of the
city in a manner to insure that
woolmen coming to the convention
will be accorded the best the city
has to offer.
In discussing plans for entertain
ment of the visitors many sugges
tions were offered which will be
taken under advisement by the
general committee, who will short
ly announce the sub-committees
necessary to carry out the details.
It was the concensus of opinion
that cost of entertainment to vis
itors should be kept down as low as
possible, and among plans advanced
that will be given the committee's
earnest consideration is that of
making the annual banquet free to
Mr. Barratt told the group that
the city might expect 200 visitors
for the convention, coming from all
parts of Oregon and from outside
points as far as the Atlantic sea
board, if travelling conditions per
mit. Not only woolgrowers, but
their wives as well, will be on hand,
as the annual convention of the
Oregon Woolgrowers auxiliary will
be held here at the same time.
Among the many features to be ex
pected will be the presence of a styl
ist from a leading eastern wool
manufacturing concern, who will
show ladies and others the latest
in weaves and fashions. Another
attendant expected, is a lady who
will show the operation of the old
hand loom. In fact, Mr. Barratt
said, the entire program will be
one of much interest and of much
educational value.
Mrs. Hattie Wightman, president
of the local unit of the auxiliary,
has been named chairman of the
local hostess committee by Mrs.
Herman Oliver of John Day, state
president, and will direct the plans
for entertaining the ladies' con
vention. She also has a place on
the general committee a3 plans for
both conventions will need to be
In selecting the other members
of the general committee, Mr. Bar
ratt attempted to get a representa
tion of the various organizations
without making the committee too
unwieldly. There will be work for
many besides those on the general
committee, as will be seen as plan
ning of the entertainment pro
gresses. LEXINGTON
Mrs. Elmer Hunt and Mrs. Harry
Dinges entertained with a five hun
dred party at the Hunt home Fri
day evening. Nine tables were in
play and high score was received
by Mrs. Lester White and Robert
McMurtry. Delicious refreshments
of pumpkin pie and coffee were
' served.
The Three Link club is sponsor
ing a carnival and dance Saturday
night in connection with their ba
zaar. T. W. Cutsforth. came up from
Salem Thursday and is visiting with
his son, Orville. Mr, Cutsforth
spent the summer travelling thru
Canada and the middle western
states, visiting many relatives and
old time friends whom he had not
seen for many years.
On Tuesday evening a large crowd
gathered and journeyed down to
the L. A. Palmer ranch for a rous
ing charivari on the newlyweds,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Palmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Swift of Athe
na visited relatives here during the
past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miller re
turned the last of the week from a
two week's vacation spent at Port
land, Sulem and way points.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilcox
have moved to town and are living
In the Gene Gray house.
Mr. and Mrs. K. G, Miller re
turned from Portland the last of
the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerard are
the pmud parents of a 7-pound
(Continued on Page Four)
Story Hours Take Well; New Desk
Received, and Many New
Books Purchased.
National Good Book week was
observed in Heppner, and new im
petus given the Heppner public li
brary by the staging of an open
house and tea Saturday afternoon.
Two story hours were instituted at
that time which are exceeding the
expectations of the library officers,
announces Mrs. Frances Case, li
brarian. In addition to the story
hours conducted for the children,
reading discussions led by Mrs. W.
O. Dix, Miss Miriam McDonald, and
Bert Evans, teachers in the school,
were greatly enjoyed.
The story hours, one by Mrs.. J.
G. Thomson, Jr., for pre-school and
first grade children, and the other
by Mrs. Merle Becket for second,
third and fourth graders, are being
continued over a several weeks per
iod. Mrs. E. L. Morton, Mrs. Chas.
Cox and Mrs. Spencer Crawford
served tea for those attending the
open house.
A feature of the occasion was the
presentation of a desk to the library
by-Mrs. Bonnie Cochran. The desk
had been rebuilt and attractively
painted by Emil Grotkopp, and is a
welcome asset to the library's
On exhibit for the occasion was a
large collection of books made
available by J. K. Gill. Co. of Port
land. From this exhibit the book
committee purchased a number of
new books, using funds received
from the recent benefit vodvil.
Among these books are four for
the rental shelf: "The Cokesbury
Party Book," Depew; "Mary Pe
ters," Mary Ellen Chase; "Rivers
Glide On," A. Hamilton Gibbs, and
"The Folks," Ruth Suckrow.
Intermediate Action books pur
chased were "Little Women," "Alice
in Wonderland," needed as replace
ments, and "The Story of a Bad
Boy," Aldrich, and "Ho-Ming, Girl
of China," Lewis. These are books
for general circulation, as are the
large group of non-flction books,
as follows: "The Story of Biology,"
"The Modern Handbook for Girls,"
"King Richard's Land," "Wild Car
go" by Frank Buck, "Lion" by Mar
tin Johnson, "The Flaming Carpet"
by Richard Halliburton, "Bible
Stories to Read and Tell," "The Be
g nnings of the American People
and Nation" and "Famous Explor
ers." New general circulation fiction
books include "The Black Camel,"
Biggers; "Tish," Rinehart; "Moth
er and Four," Wilder; "The Bent
Twig," Canfleld; "The Lucky Law
rences," Norris, and "South Moon
Under," Rawlings.
New books for small tots include
"Midget and Bridget," "Little Black
Sambo," "The Three Little Pigs,"
"The Pied Pieper of Hamlin,"
"Nicodemus" and "Little Indian."
Francis Nickerson Named
O.S.C. Freshman Debater
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Nov. 21. Francis Nickerson of
Heppner, freshman in lower di
vision at Oregon State college, has
been selected as a member of the
varsity debate squad. The squad
so far has only 29 members, only
one of whom has won his varsity
letter. More members will be add
ed from time to time throughout
the year.
The two questions to be dis
cussed are "Resolved: That the
nations should agree to prevent
the international shipment of
arms and munitions," and "Re
solved: That the several states
should adopt a system of state
medical service."
The men's debate squad will
have a heavy schedule this year
as a state champion series has
been added to the regular Pacflc
Forensic League schedule. The
squad will meet every major
school on the coast. The debate
schedule is so arranged that ev
ery man on the squad will have
an opportunity to get into the in
tercollegiate contest.
Corvallis. The Mary J. L. Mc
Donald reading room has just been
opened in the library at Oregon
State college, wherein are now
housed the valuable collection of
fine sets and rare volumes pre
sented to the college by Mrs, Mc
Donald. Close to 1000 books and
the furnishings and equipment for
the room, together valued at about
$15,000, are all gifts from this
well known Oregon and California
timber owner and philanthropist.
Her interest in forestry made pos
sible acquisition of most of the
experimental timber tract near
here used by the school of for
estry. Practically the entire Eight Mile
community is in Heppner today to
pay their last respects to their good
friend and loyal neighbor, the late
Mrs. Theodore Anderson, whose
funeral services were held this
F. B. Nickerson spent the week
end at Corvallis, taking in the Mon-tana-O.
S. C. football game and vis
iting his son, Frances, a student at
the state college.
Mrs. John Anglin and daughter,
Miss Rachacl, returned home last
Thursday after a several months'
stay at Yakima.
Mrs. Turner Presents
Pupils in Piano Recital
At her home in this city on Sat
urday evening, Mrs. J. O. Turner
presented her piano students in re
cital before their parents and a
number of invited guests. This was
their first appearance of the season
and both the pupils and their teach
er are to be complimented upon the
good work they are doing. Miss
Lorraine Pope was guest artist of
the evening, and presented musical
readings that were greatly enjoyed,
proving again her ability as an en
tertainer. Refreshments of punch
and wafers were served following
the presentation. Herewith we give
the program as presented:
Duet, "Dark Eyes" Bob Roy Perry
Kathryn Parker and Dean Goodman
"Grand Processional at Avignon"
- J. F. Cook
Dean Goodman
"Song of the Rose," from "Music Play
for Every Day" Louise Green
"The Return" Heins
"Valse Petite" Ketterer
Peggy Tamblyn
"Hobby Horse" Claflin
"At the Country Fair" Martin
Jean Turner
"An 'Autumn Afternoon" Lindsay
Donald Baker
"Melody of Love" Engelmann
Arlene Morton
"The Flower Song" ' Lange
Dorothy Howell
"hong. Long Ago" Williams
"Old Folks" Williams
Juanita Phelps
"Little Attic of Dreams," "Apple Blossoms"
Marylou Ferguson
"Butterflies" Gurlitt
Jeanette Blakely
"1 Think of Thee" Sartorio
Marianne Corley
"Luciadi Lamumoore"
"Roue Fay" Heins
Buddy Blakely
"Avowal" Kronke
"Throwing Kisses" Heins
Betty Marie Adkins
"La Zingana" Bohm
Margaret Doolittle
"The Flatterer" Chaminade
"Sunbeams" Lieurance
Kathryn Parker
Waltz in E . Moskowski
Irene Beamer
Duet, "Sleighride"
Jeanette and Buddy Blakely
Musical Readings
"Thanksgiving Guests"
"Food for Gossip"
Lorraine Pope
Better Farm Conditions
Now Foreseen for 1935
' Continued improvement in agri
culture through 1935 is forseen by
trained agricultural observers from
all parts of the United States who
gathered recently in Washington
for the annual agricultural outlook
conference, reports L. R. Briet
haupt, extension economist at Ore
gon State college, who was called
to the capital to assist in the con
ference. The national report issued fol
lowing the conference points out
that greatly - reduced supplies of
most farm products, and some im
provement in consumer buying
power, will likely bring about a
higher level of farm income the first
half of next year than was had
during the first half of 1934.
Mr. Briethaupt is now preparing
state outlook reports dealing with
the various enterprises Important
to Oregon, in which he will adapt
to local conditions the Information
brought out in the national meet
ing, and supplement it with infor
mation on conditions in this state.
The first section to be released late
in November, deals with horticul
tural crops.
National farm production is ex
pected to be bigger than the unus
ually small production this year, the
national conference decided. In
general they think a small improve
ment in buying power of farm fam
ilies may be expected, although in
those areas severely affected by the
drouth, cash incomes next year will
be extremely low.
The outlook reporters expect a
substantial advance in prices of all
meat animals. They say fewer ani
mals will be slaughtered, and those
slaughtered will weigh less and will
be much below average in quality
and finish. The reduction in slaugh
ter is expected to be pronounced af
ter next February, and the great
est relative shortage will develop
next summer. The decrease In pork
production will be relatively more
than that of beef or lamb. No ma
terial expansion in livestock num
bers is expected before 1936.
As for prices and credit, Mr.
Briethaupt says the economists fig
ure that the prices of commodities
used in agricultural production
probably will average somewhat
higher than In 1934, at least until
the middle of 1935. They hold that
the credit situation will continue to
show gradual improvement above
the bad conditions of the past sev
eral years. Drouth stricken farm
ers without security, however, will
need special consideration. The de
mand for production credit will
probably exceed that of 1934 since
the accumulated needs for equip
ment and repairs are much great
er than in recent years.
Mr. Briethaupt reports that work
had not been completed on the new
corn-hog contracts when he left
Washington. Oregon wheat grow
ers are looking forward to learn
ing more about the future of the
wheat plan when George E. Farrell,
chief of the wheat section, visits'
the annual convention of the East
ern Oregon Wheat league in Ar
lington December 7 and 8.
I wish to express my appreciation
of the confidence and friendship as
manifested by my many friends of
all political parties in my re-election
as County Treasurer.
This positive evidence of friend
ship "warms the cockles of my
heart" and I shall endeavor to con
tinue to give faithful, hon est nnri
efficient service, proving myself
wormy or your confidence.
Much Propoganda Seen in
Governor's Race by
Vawter Parker.
Morrow County Asked for $500,
Notson Tells Lions Club; Safety
Campaign, Oregon Days Cited.
Lots of propaganda was flying
around in southern California in the
recent gubernatorial fight, but Vaw
ter Parker, local attorney who just
returned from there, was not pre
pared to say how much of it was
true when he spoke before the Lions
Monday luncheon. He was sta
tioned at Glendale as lieutenant in
charge of commissary at the CCC
camp there, and not having a vote,
he said he didn't bother himself
much about the election.
A great deal of effort was made
to line up voters. He was sure of
that as a woman registrar took six
ty registrations at the camp. Of
this number, he said, only four
were native Californians. There
may have been a great influx of
bums into the state lured by Sin
clair's promises, jhut it seemed to
him there were about as many bums
riding one way as another on the
freight trains which passed within
sight of the camp.
The CCC camp at Glendale was
engaged in flood control work, Par
ker said, with the purpose of avoid-
jng such flood losses as occurred
last New Years. Much of the work
was the building of dams to divert
water into regular channels. That
much good work was accomplished
was evidenced by its effectiveness
during recent heavy showers, he
Parker was drafted into the CCC
work as a reserve officer of the reg
ular army, the position having been
attained by previous military train
ing at the University of Oregon and
in R, O. T. C. work at Vancouver
Wash. -
S. E. Notson further emphasized
before the Lions the work of the
Inland Waterways association. The
association is now engaged in a
campaign to raise funds with which
to make an economic survey of the
territory tributary to the upper Co
lumbia river for the purpose of
stressing the advisability of build
ing the Umatilla Rapids dam as
the next step in the development of
the river for transportation.
While engineering surveys have
already been made of the project
Itself, Notson said no government
funds are available for the other
survey which is necessary to indi
cate the potention traffic available
for the river if and when it is. made
navigable. Morrow county's quota
nas Deen set at $500 for this part
of the work, a small sum, Notson:
believed, in view of the great bene
fits to be derived by the countv in
freight rate savings when river nav
igation is possible. Lawrence
Beach of Lexington has official re
ceipts for this county.
bpencer Crawford, one of the lo
cal members of the board of gov
ernors of the Oregon Automobile
Accident Prevention association,
introduced the association's cam
paign to obtain driver-members.
All drivers of automobiles' who are
willing to comply with the rules of
the association, are asked to affil
iate with it, there being no mem
bership fee. Such members pledge
themselves to obey all the Jaws of
the state governing the driving of
automobiles, and to cooperate in
eliminating hazards on the road by
reporting any flagrant violations of
the laws by others. Many Lions
present enrolled for membership.
An opportunity for everyone to af
filiate with the association will be
offered shortly.
In behalf of Oregon Products
Days, being celebrated this week,
Jasper Crawford gave a short talk
telling of the purpose of the cam
paign, to create a larger market in
Oregon for Oregon products and
thus stimulate the growth of Ore
gon industries and enhance the
state's prosperity.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, just home
from Corvallis, told fellow Lions of
an enjoyable visit there last week
end with Charles W. Smith, former
Morrow county agricultural agent,
and family. Dr. Raymond Rice
was introduced as a guest.
Local Oasaba Players
Start Season Tomorrow
A three-game evening of basket
ball will be staged at the school gym
tomorrow beginning at 7:30 to in
stitute the hoop season in Heppner,
with the only admission price being
the company of someone else. No
lonesome "Alecs" are wanted.
The headline attraction will be
the mix between the high school
and town boys' teams, with prelim
inaries between two girls' teams
and two high school boys' teams.
Paul Phelan, high school athletic
manager, says for everyone to come
on out and enjoy the games.
The town team has just started
practice and those wishing to try
for the team are asked to get in
touch with Jimmy Furlong, man
ager. Town practice has been set
for Tuesday and Thursday evenings
,at 7:30.
Former Heppner Folks
Adopt Mystery Child
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wade, for
mer Heppnerites now of Cheyenne,
Wyoming, are the god parents of a
mystery child left at their service
station. . An interesting story of the
Wade's adoption of Betty Arlene,
the child's only known name, was
carried in the Wyoming State Trib
une of Cheyenne. It was handed
this paper by Mrs. L. D. Neill of
Butter creek, sister of Mrs. Wade.
Betty Arlene was abandoned at
the Wade service station mare than
a year ago, and a search for her de
serters aided by the Tribune failed
to reveal any clue to her Identity.
She was taken into the Wade home
as an own child, and to further sub
stantiate their claim to her the
Wades have undertaken adoption
While the legal process will soon
be completed, it will add nothing to
the spiritual relationship already
existing between the god child and
her parents, says the Tribune. She
has been given all the affection of
an own child, and to show Mrs.
Wade's attachment, the Tribune
quotes her as saying, "She's as
much a part of our household as
any of us. We wouldn't give her
up any more than we would give up
one of our own blood children."
This is in answer to numerous of
fers of adoption received by the
Tribune when it first published the
story of Betty Arlene's desertion.
More of Mrs. Wade's affection for
the child is shown in the quotation,
"She has an exceptional memory.
She is only four years old, but last
Christmas at the First Baptist
church she recited a piece that
would have been hard for an lip
year-old. It had eight verses.
And she hasn't missed a single
meeting of Sunday school since we
have had her.
"She is going to kindergarten
Mrs. L. D. Neill of Butter creek
and daughter, Mrs. Ralph Scott of
Blackhorse, were visiting in town
Christmas Seal Sale
To Start Thanksgiving
On November 30
t h e tuberculosis
Christmas Seals
will make their ap
pearance in every
community of the
state and thus ush
er in the Christmas
spirit of good-will
to others.
Proceeds from
the sales will be
used during 1935 to
fight the "white
plague" in every
corner of Oregon
under the direction
of the Oregon Tu-
berculosis association,
counties have public health associa
tions which are handling their sales
Red, blue and green are the pre
dominating colors of this year's
seal. The double barred Lorraine
Cross, in red, is the emblem that
appears on each seal to identify it
as the tuberculosis seal. They sell
for a penny each, the same price
charged in the first sale in 1907.
Various methods are to be used in
selling the seal, the association re
ports. Some will be sent by mail
to prospective buyers, others will
be sold in banks and stores, while
in some places children will serve
as salesmen.
Four Tons of Turkeys
Bring Top Price, 21c
First of the Thanksgiving tur
keys to move from Heppner were
received Monday and Tuesday by
Morrow County Creamery com
pany. More than 8000 pounds of
birds were received at a top price
of 21 cents a pound.
General satisfaction was express
ed by growers with the price re
ceived, and W. C. Cox, manager of
the creamery, reports the crop of
birds to be of excellent quality. The
birds were purchased for a Port
land produce company.
Rocky Bluff school will be the
scene of a Thanksgiving program
next Monday evening at 7:30, given
by the pupils under direction of the
teacher, Miss Irene Frewold. A
public invitation is extended as fol
lows: Indians and Pilgrims had
Thanksgiving day.
We should give thanks
As well as they
So come to our program,
You'll like is fine.
Then stay for lunch,
It's just a dime.
The turkey shoot of Heppner
post 87, American Legion, staged
Sunday at the Heppner Rod & Gun
Club grounds, drew a large crowd
of shooters and resulted in the giv
ing of a large number of turkeys at
a good profit to the sponsors. Tur
keys for the shoot were from the
flocks of Carl Dietlaf, Balm Fork
The American Legion Auxiliary
held a benefit card party in their
rooms In the I. O. O. F. hall Tues
day evening. Contract and auction
bridge were played with Fred Lucas
holding high score in contract and
Ed Dick holding high in auction.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Fall flowers were used for decorations.
Wag in Business Here for Many
Years; Had Service Record;
Widow, Two Sons Survive.
Funeral services are being held
for Arthur A. McAtee, native of
Heppner and for many years co
partner of McAtee & Aiken pas
time, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon
from the Elks temple, Heppner
Lodge 358 officiating. Interment is
being made in Masonic cemetery,
with the lodge grave service and
salute by Heppner Post 87, Ameri
can Legion.
Mr. McAtee died Tuesday morn
ing in Portland from heart failure.
He was taken to the city last Fri
day in a serious condition, and
though he appeared to respond to
the treatment of specialists, death
came suddenly early Tuesday morn
Arthur A. McAtee was born Aug
ust 28, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
David McAtee, being aged 42 years,
2 months and 22 days at death. His
entire life with the exception of the
time he was in the country's mili
tary service was spent in this city
where he grew to manhood, attend
ing the local schools and shortly
after his maturity, assuming the
interests of his father in the pas
time business founded many years
before by his father and the late
George Aiken.
Mr. McAtee was in the service
for four months just at the close
of the World War. He was muster
ed into the 8th division at Camp
Lewis, Wash., Sept 8, 1918, and
was honorably discharged just be
fore Christmas following. While in
the service he was on police duty,
stationed for a time at Camp Mills,
New York.
He married Luclle Culbertson at
Heppner, November 7, 1917, and to
this union two children, Arthur, Jr.,
and Austin, were born. Besides
his widow and children he is sur
vived by his father, David McAtee,
or Heppner, and two sisters, Mrs.
Viola Johnson and Miss Ida Mc
Atee, both of Portland. His mother
died in 1907. The sisters arrived
Tuesday evening to be present for
the funeral services.
Mr. McAtee was a member of
Heppner lodge of Elks for many
years, and was also associated with
the local American Legion post. He
was always loyal to his friends and
to his community. He delighted in
the outdoors, being especially fond
of fishing at which he was adept,
and he had a particular hobby for
mining, spending some time pros
pecting in the hills. His family has
the sincere sympathy of the com
munity in their sad bereavement.
Services Held Today for
Mrs. Theodore Anderson
Funeral services for Norma Irene
Anderson, beloved wife of Theo
dore Anderson of Eight Mile, were
held at the Church of Christ in this
city this forenoon at 11 o'clock,
with Joel R, Benton, the pastor, of
ficiating, and arrangements in
charge of Case Mortuary. The ser
vices were very largely attended by
the friends and neighbors of the
family who came from all parts of
the county to pay their respects to
the memory of one who had been
a resident of the community for so
many long years. The floral offer
ings were many and very beauti
ful, emblematic of a life that had
been well spent as a devoted wife
and mother and an upright, de
pendable neighbor. Interment fol
lowed in Masonic cemetery.
Norma Irene Becket was born
March 12th, 1877, at Craighton,
Missouri, the eldest child of John
William and Katherine Irene Beck
et, and she passed away at her
home on Eight Mile early Tuesday
morning, November 20, 1934, at the
age of 57 years, 8 months' and 8
days, following a short illness, all
the members of her family having
arrived home and being at the bed
side of their mother when the end
Mrs. Anderson was but three
years of age when her parents left
Missouri by covered wagon in 1S80
to make the journey west to Ore
gon over the old emigrant trail.
They settled first at Weston in east
ern Umatilla county, and remained
there for a period of 5 years, when
they moved to this community and
became a part of the pioneer set
tlement of Eight Mile, to engage in
the conversion of the bunchgrass
lands into wheat producing areas
and to struggle with pioneer con
ditions incident to establishing a
home in a new country. Mrs. An
derson grew to womanhood under
these conditions.
In 1897 she was united in mar
riage to Theodore Anderson and
their fine farm home was establish
ed not far from that of her par
ents and has since been her dwell
ing place. To this union four chil
dren were born: Harley Anderson
of Heppner; Mrs. Harold Sauers
of Port Orford, Oregon; Mrs. Chas.
Crites of Newberg and Dorothea
Anderson of Estacada, Oregon. Be
sides her immediate family she Is
survived by her father, J. W. Besk
et and a sister, Mary Becket, both
of whom make their home in Port
land; three brothers, Walter and
Charles Becket of Heppner and
John Becket of San Diego, Calf.;
also four grandchildren, four nieces
and five nephews.
Mrs. Anderson had long been a
devoted Chlstian and was a mem
ber of the Methodist church.
Committees Named for
Arlington Conference;
Morrow Men Act.
Production, Transportation, Fin
ance and Legislative Problems
to be Discussed by Speakers.
Personnel of the four general
committees to gather facts and for
mulate recommendations in con
nection with the annual meeting of
the Eastern Oregon Wheat league
have been announced by J. B. Ad
ams, Moro, president of the league.
This, the eighth annual meeting,
will be held in Arlington, December
7 and 8. The committees have al
ready organized and the leaders
are at work preparing some mater
ial in advance of the meeting.
The organization has always fol
lowed this plan of committee ac
tion, thereby assuring more consid
eration of the problems that have
arisen from year to year, according
to officers of the league. As a re
sult the pronouncements and of
ficial findings of the annual session
have had unusual influence on agri
cultural developments in the entire
state and even throughout the
northwest, points out C. W. Smith,
league secretary.
In addition to participating in the
work of the committees, those who
attend the convention this year will
hear a list of general speakers who
will discuss trends in agriculture
from a national point of view, says
Mr. Smith. Among these will be
George E. Farrell, head of the
wheat section in the AAA. Details
of other program features will be
announced in the near future.
The committee on production,
hnadling and adjustment programs
is headed by Earl Hoag, Blalock.
Vice-chairman is J. L. Davis, Kent,
and secretary is G. R. Hyslop of
Oregon State college. Problems of
transportation, which are expected
to constitute a live topic at this
meeting, will come before the com
mittee headed by L. J. Kelly of The
Dalles. Ed Hulden of Arlington is
vice-chairman and W. W. Law
rence, county agent of Wasco coun
ty, issecretary.
The marketing and finance com
mittee has as its chairman Harvey
Miller of Lexington, and as vice
chairman Charles Nish of Mikkalo.
Secretary of this committee is L.
R. Briethaupt of Oregon State col
lege. An important committee on
taxation and legislation is headed
by Mac Hoke of Pendelton, with M.
E. Weatherford of Arlington as
vice-chairman. W. A. Holt, county
agent of Umatilla county, is secre
tary. The complete list of commit
tee appointments from Morrow
county follows:
Transportation: C. B. Cox, Hepp
ner, Fred Mankin, D. W. Misner and
O. E. Peterson, lone.
Marketing and Finance: Henry
Baker, J. O. Kincaid, Henry Peter
son and H. V. Smouse, lone; Joe
Belanger, Heppner, and R. B. Rice,
Joe Devine and George Peck,
Lexington; E. Heliker and Bert
Johnson, lone, and J. O. Turner,
Mrs. Cecelia Gunn, president, Mrs.
Gladys Turnbull, vice - president,
and Mrs. Beatrice Christopherson,
district president, of the Oregon de
partment of the American Legion
Auxiliary, were guests of honor at
a luncheon given by the local Aux
iliary at their room last Thursday
at one o'clock. Members of the lo
cal Auxiliary present were Mrs
Victor Rietmann, Mrs. O. G. Hague
wood, Mrs. Omar Rietmann, Mrs.
John Farris, Mrs. Lee Beckner, Mrs.
Fred Mankin, Mrs. M. E. Cotter
and Mrs. Ernest Christopherson.
Following the luncheon a meeting
was held at which the visitors told
about the work being done by the
Auxiliary both in Oregon and all
over the United States. They also
gave valuable suggestions regard
ing the work undertaken by the lo
cal unit. Mrs. Gunn gave an inter
esting account of the Auxiliary
convention at Miami, Florida, from
which she had just returned.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin were
called to Spokane last Saturday by
the serious illness of their son, Den
ward, who has been attending Gon
zaga this term. Denward was
stricken with a serious attack of ap
pendicitis and his physician found
it necessary to operate before his
parents could reach Spokane. How
ever, he Is reported to havo come
through the operation very well
though still very sick.
Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Mrs. Omar
Rietmann, Mrs. Edward Kietmann
and Mrs. Laxton McMurray were
hostesses to the Womcna Topic club
at a bridge party given in Masonlo
hall last Saturday evening. Seven
tables were at play. A covered wa
gon, compflre and tent used as dec
orations carried out the Idea used
by the committee for their Novem
ber meetings, pioneer Morrow coun
ty. High scores were won by Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Ward and low urores
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