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Volume 52, Number 33.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 1935.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
PROGRAM ALL SET
FOR LIBRARY NIGHT
Rehearsal Set for Satur
day; Presentation Will
Pre-Sale of Tickets on Tomorrow
at 35c and 10c; Music and Dra
matics Lead Numbers.
With organization night set for
Saturday evening when all those
to appear on the library stunt night
program Monday evening are ex
pected to rehearse their parts, ev
erything is set for the home talent
vaudeville to be presented for the
benefit of the Heppner public lib
rary. The curtain will raise prompt
ly at 8 o'clock Monday evening at
the gym-auditorium, and while ev
ery one of the 600 seats affords good
view of the stage and good acous
tics, those having any preference
In seats should be on hand early
as indications point to a large at
tendance. Many organizations of the county
are cooperating In staging the en
tertainment, creating a widespread
Interest. The ticket pre-sale will
be on tomorrow at 35 cents for
adults and 10 cents for children.
Mrs. Merle Becket, general man
ager of the event, has contacted
the participating organizations and
has obtained the program number
from most of them. Not all the
titles divulge the nature of the
presentation, and the public is left
in suspense as to what to expect.
Certain It Is the variety will afford
something to please all tastes.
The roster of numbers is an
nounced as follows:
Band, opening numbers.
Boy Scouts, Major Bowes' Ama
teur Radio Program.
Eastern Star, piano duet, "Polish
Dance," Scharwenka, Mrs. J. O.
Turner and Kathryn Parker.
Faculty, "Little Red Riding
Bookworms, characters from Ore
gon history: group I, Sacajawea;
group II, Dr. McLaughlin; group
III, Marcus Whitman and Mrs.
Whitman; group IV, pioneer mo
ther. B. P. W., "Fortunes in Tea
Degree of Honor, "Murder at the
Legion Auxiliary, girls' double
Rebekahs, reading, Mra Walter
Methodist church, vocal duet,
Mrs. E. F. Bloom and Mrs, E. L.
Christian church, piano solos,
Mary Lou Ferguson, "Goblins," El
la Ketterer; "March of the Dwarfs,"
Woolgrowers Auxiliary, skit.
Student Body, scenes from "Huc
lone, vocal solos, Miss Helen
Hardman, "Where's the Fire?"
Fear Held f or N o t s o n s
In Trip Down China River
With no word from them since
they left Lanchow on October 10
by goatskin raft on a 600-mlle trip
down the Yellow river to evade a
Chinese Red Invasion, fear was ex
pressed in a daily press dispatch
day before yesterday that the party
of missionaries Including Mr, and
Mrs. Charles Notson, son and
daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. S.
E. Notson of this city, may be In
Mr. Notson did not express un
due alarm, however, as It was esti
mated the trip to Paotow, from
where the train was to be taken in
to Peiping, would take 14 days,
which would make them due at
Paotow today, the 24th. Mr. Not
son doubted that any opportunity
to contact the outside world would
be afforded until the party reached
Paotow. Uneasiness was felt for
the refugees' safety because of the
threat of bandit attacks or freez
ing of the river at this time of year.
OTTO A. SUMMERS PASSES.
Otto A. Summers, 62, old-time
resident of this county, died at The
Dalles hospital Saturday. Funeral
services were conducted from the
Christian church at Lexington yes
terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with
Alvin Kleinfeldt, Christian minis
ter of this city, officiating, and In
terment was In the Lexington cem
etery. For the last several years
Mr. Summers had resided In the
vicinity of Arlington. He was born
at Lexington, this county, May 28,
1873, the son of Ell and Rhoda
(King) Summers, natives of Iowa
and Missouri respectively. He was
married in 1892 at Lexington, and
Is survived by one son, George
Sperry of Heppner; a brother,. Dan
Summers of Lexington, and a niece,
Mrs. Bertha Dinges of Lexington.
LEAVES FOR CHICAGO.
Mrs. Chris P. Brown departed
Monday for Chicago to attend the
national Townsend convention as
delegate from the Morrow county
club. She was taken by motor to
Baker to catch the train by her
brother, Milton Spurlock and wife.
C. A. Macomber Installed
As Legion Commander
With Jas. D. Todd of Hermiston,
6th district commander, In the chair
as installing officer, C. A. Macomber
was inducted Into the office of com
mander of Hepnper post 87, Amer
ican Legion, at the regular post
meeting at the 4-H club room In
the pavilion. Macomber, elected
several weeks ago as vice-commander,
was elevated on the resig
nation of Milton Spurlock, elected
commander, who was forced to re
sign because of illness in his family
which would require him to be ab
sent from the city much of the time.
Henry Peterson, elected to succeed
Macomber, was installed as vice
commander; P. M. Gemmell as adjutant-finance
officer, and C. J. D.
Bauman as sergeant-at-arms. E.
E. Gilliam, chaplain, was absent on
a hunting trip and will be installed
Following the Installation District
Commander Todd gave a verey In
teresting account of the St Louis
national convention, and outlined
plans of the state department for
the year. Business included selec
tion of a stunt for the library bene
fit, report of committee on Armis
tice dance, scheduled for the Elks
temple the Saturday night before
Armistice Day, and appointment of
a committee to arrange for an
Armistice Day memorial service.
Announcement was made of the
district Armistice Day celebration
Visitors present from Hermiston
besides the district commander
were Logan Todd, Frank Cable and
O. K. Mudge. Following the meet
ing a feed of buckburger and all
the fixings was served.
Heppner Market Installs
Individual locker box refrigera
tion will soon be available to folk
of the Heppner district through fa
cilities being Installed by A. E. Bur
kenblne at the Heppner market.
Mr. Burkenbine Is having 184 lock
ers, 2x2x2 feet, installed for the
convenience of patrons with C. T.
Davis of Lexington in charge of the
The individual locker box is a
late development in refrigeration
which has gained rapidly in popu
larity. The boxes are rented to in
dividuals who are thus enabled to
keep fresh meats, fruits and vege
tables for much longer periods than
was ordinarily possible with former
Construction of Tennis
Courts Started at School
Breaking of ground for construc
tion of two tennis courts was start
ed on the school grounds this week
under a WPA project, and plans
are being made to complete them
as soon as possible. It is expected
to build the courts of concrete with
crushed rock base.
Funds for most of the work and
part of the materials for one court
will be provided through PWA and
plans are being discussed by the
school administration for comple
tion or both courts through help of
citizens who may be interested In
using the courts In return for such
aid as may be given. It is believed
that the facilities may be obtained
at nominal cost if cooperation of
all interested persons Is given.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Drlskell In Eight Mile was the
scene of a pleasant wedding at 8:30
o'clock Monday morning, when Mrs.
Driskell's daughter, Miss Eva Ad
kins, was united in marriage to Mr.
Clarence Shroder of Goldendale,
Wash. Rev. Joseph Pope, Metho
dist minister of this city, read the
beautiful ring ceremony in the pres
ence or immediate relatives. At
tending were Mr. and Mrs. Drlskell,
Misses Jean and Hazel Adklns, sis
ters of the bride, A. H. Shroder,
father of the bridegroom from Gol
dendale, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gorger
of Lexington, Mrs. Alice Adklns of
Heppner, Miss Lillian Swan of
Eight Mile and Mrs. Joseph Pope.
The young couple will make their
home at Goldendale.
ANOTHER 100 PCT. PARTY.
The latest of several hunting
parties returning from the domain
of the famous mule tails with a
buck apiece was that composed of
Ralph Jackson, Lester White and
Clarence Carmlchael of Lexington,
and Fred Lucas and Earl Eskelson
of. Heppner who came In Sunday
night from the Indian Rock dis
trict in the Greenhorns. Each man
had a nice prize, won after much
exertion in a few cases. Earl Es
kelson especially is said to have
earned his meat, having lost his
directions In the foggy weather
when he killed his buck, and blaz
ing his trail out with his hunting
knife In which process he created a
large blister In the palm of his
BEARS GET MEAT.
L. Van Marter and friend, "Buck"
Blgbee of Portland returned the
end of the week from a hunt in the
Desolation country. Van brings the
report that their bucks were hung
In a tree for the night and were
consumed by bears. Mr. Blgbee loft
for home Immediately after they
returned from the hunt
RADIO BAND PLAYS TONIGHT.
Frank Cookson's famous Salt
Lake "Old Mill" orchestra, favorite
KSL radio entertainers, are slated
to appear In Heppner tonight at
the Elks hall when the public will
be given the opportunity to dance
to their music at a dollar a couple.
GET FEDERAL HELP
Paul Jackson, State Di
rector NYA, Explains
Set-up to Lions.
E. Van Merkle, Native Russian,
Against New Order; Would Give
Sympathizers 1-W'ay Ticket.
That Edward F. Bloom, superin
tendent of the local schools, is slat
ed for the presidency of the Oregon
High School Athletic association
was the word of Paul Jackson, In
cumbent and state director of Na
tional Youth administration, before
the Monday noon Lions luncheon.
Mr. Jackson said his term as asso
ciation president would expire in a
month and that Mr. Bloom would
succeed him. The visitor also paid
high tribute to the caliber of the
local high school which he had vis
ited Monday morning.
Mr. Jackson's visit here was made
In line with his work as director
of the youth movement which he
explained to the service club. The
National Youth administration is
a recent set-up of the New . Deal
through which high school and col
lege students who might otherwise
be denied the opportunity are en
abled to continue with their educa
tion. At present In Oregon 2100
such students are being assisted,
1123 college students at the rate of
$15 a month, and the remainder
high school juniors and seniors at
the rate of $6 a month.
The money is not given the stu
dents as an outright grant, but is
earned by them through jobs pro
vided by the administration. The
jobs are made through adoption of
projects which create new work. It
is the idea to make the student la
bor non-competitive with existing
labor, at the same time making it
possible for the self-help students
to continue their education instead
of being thrown into the world to
compete in the labor markets.
The types of projects preferred
are those which contribute to the
future welfare of the student while
providing immediate employment,
such as tennis courts, athletic fields,
etc., Mr. Jackson said.
He asserted that youth does not
want to be pampered, and that it
does not expect something for noth
ing. It does, however, want an op
portunity to improve Itself and to
apply Its talents.
Another club guest was Ernest
Van Merkle of Portland. Born and
schooled, both in elementary school
and in university, in Russia, Mr.
Van Merkle asserted, "Whenever
you hear anyone say that Russia
or any other foreign country Is bet
ter than the United States, just buy
him a one-way ticket to that place."
The people of Russia have lost all
semblance of individual liberty un
der the bolsheviki, he said, though
the bolsheviki are beginning to re
alize that personal liberties must
be extended If the people are to be
kept contented. It Is difficult for
Americans to realize just what it
would mean to be denied the privil
ege of buying anything, going any
place or doing anything without
government sanction. That is the
way It has been under the realm of
the bolsheviki, Mr. Van Merkle said.
Katherine Thompson was a club
guest and pleased with two read
ings, the first in Italian dialect, and
both humoroua Announcement was
made that the Lions quartet was
slated to appear on the program at
the pioneer picnic In Lexington Sat
urday and again at the library
stunt night Monday.
Wanton Waste of Game
Uncovered by Officers
Fourteen deer hides, mostly does
and fawns, was the haul of D. E.
Fancis, state policeman, and Sher
iff C. J. D. Bauman, in a raid on an
Indian camp at LeFevre prairie
yesterday morning which resulted
in the arrest of George Willie and
George Williams, Umatilla reser
vation Indians, - the only bucks In
the party which Included three
The officers lodged Willie and
Williams in the local bastile charged
with illegal possession of game, and
asserted that the evidence showed
wanton waste of game apparently
for the purpose of securing hides
with which to make gloves and oth
er articles made from deer hides
which the Indians sell.
RED CROSS MAN COMING.
Ralph E. Carlson, first aid field
representative for the American
Red Cross, will be in Heppner No
vember 4 to 6, assisting with estab
lishment of highway and home safe
ty programs in this county. A chap
ter meeting will be held Monday
evening, the 4th, at the library, an
nounces Josephine Mahoney, coun
ty chairman. C. J. D. Bauman Is
chairman of the highway safety
work In this county.
MEN TO ENTERTAIN.
Special entertainment by the men
is announced for the meeting of
Ruth chapter, O. E. S., at Masonic
hall tomorrow evening. A good
time Is In store for all members who
TO BE CONDUCTED
Courses to Meet Desires of Public;
Gordon Bucknum is Retained
Preparations are being made for
for a night school for adults to be
held in the high school building. Ac
cording to plans at this time, three
two-hour classes will be conducted
The nature of the classes to be
offered will depend upon the de
mand of those attending, though a
basic program has been arranged
and changes necessitated "by re
quests will be published later. The
tentative schedule includes the fol
1. A health and recreational
course specializing In gymnasium
work and instruction in fundament'
al health habits. Although this class
will be for men alone, the remaind
er are open to all adults over age
16 wno are not attending school.
2. A public speaking class to de
velop the mind and the ability to
utilize the vocal organs to the full
est extent. This would Include
preparation for extemporaneous
speech, helping the individual learn
to "think on his feet" Here is an
aid to practical business, a prepar
atory course enabling one to con
vey in words precisely the thoughts
existent in the mind.
3. A course in journalism, very
practical not only as a technical
preparation for journalistic enter
prise, in which field there is a won
derful opening here in the west, but
practical also as a source of train
ing which will foster innate ability
and engender an appreciation for
writing. Perhaps nowhere can a
greater opportunity be found today
than exists in journalism as a
sports writer, an editor of a special
column, a feature story writer, or
any other of a large number of
4. A very interesting class in so
ciology, valuable as a practical
course which Improves one's un
derstanding of the relations exist
ing between man as an. individual
and society as a whole, between
child and parent, between nation
and nation. In consideration of the
conflicting conditions existing thru-
out the world today, a course of this
nature seems destined to prove of
5. Of lesser importance generally,
but valuable as a technical training
or to develop thinlyng power and
aoiuty to lormurate and organize
material at hand, is a course In
mathematics which might be of
fered if justified by the demand.
It is to be understood that the
school is not limited to the above
list of subjects. Other classes will
be substituted or added according
to the desires of those enrolling for
the school which will begin as soon
as final arrangements have been
This night school has been under
consideration for some time, but
detailed plans were not made be
cause there was no one available to
qualify for the position of conduct
ing the classes. With the return
of Gordon Bucknum who recently
was graduated from Mt. Angel col
lege, preparations were begun for
arranging and conducting the
Although final approval of the
school board has not been granted
at present it is thought that the
directors will act favorably toward
this opportunity to utilize the public
school in the best interests of those
through whom the school itself lives
the individual adult members of
Those desiring further informa
tion on the matter may best be sat
isfied by seeing either Mr. Bloom,
city school superintendent, or Mrs.
Rodgers, county superintendent It
would be advisable to do this as
soon as possible, suggesting for
which courses It is desired to en
roll. Here Is an opportunity that those
who wish to improve themselves
and their status in life cannot af
ford to overlook. The federal gov
ernment, recognizing the desire for
such course, is striving to satisfy
the public demand. ..The opportu
nity is yours to pass by or accept
Which will it be?
ENTERTAINED AT ECHO.
Twenty members of the Morrow
County Woolgrowers auxliary were
entertained at a bridge luncheon at
Echo given by ladies of the Echo
auxiliary Monday, and all first
prizes for contract and auction
bridge and "500" were taken by
Heppner ladies. Mrs. Glenn Jones
was high In contract, Mrs. Richard
Wells was high in auction, and Mrs.
Thomas Beymer was high in "500."
Sixty, ladies were present, including
guests from Hermiston and other
neighboring towna besides the la
dies from Heppner.
LEAGUE MEKTS DEC. 6-7.
Pendleton was chosen for the an
nual conference of the Eastern Ore
gon Wheat league to be held De
cember 6-7, at a meeting of the
executive committee held at Arling
ton last week end. Committees are
at work in the various counties on
the subjects to be up for discussion,
Mac Hoke of Pendleton, president,
The county levying board failed
to complete Its labors yesterday and
Is continuing Its work at the county
court room today. Besides the mem
bers of the court, those on the
board are Alfred Nelson, Lexington;
John McEntlre, Boardman; D. O.
Justus, Heppner, and Carl Feld
All-Day Celebration Set
at Lexington; Basket
Dinner at Noon.
Neighbor Town Invites Everyone to
Annual Event; Old-Time and
Modern Dances in Evening.
Plans are well under way for the
annual reunion of Morrow county
pioneers which will be held at Lex
ington Saturday, October 26. Ev
eryone is invited to come ond join
in the festivities. A big basket din
ner will be a feature of the noon
hour and an interesting program is
being arranged for the afternoon's
entertainment. In the evening there
will be old time dancing until nine
o'clock and after that modern
dancing will be enjoyed during the
remainder of the evening.
William D. Campbell, superinten
dent of the Lexington schools, at
tended the teachers' conference in
Salem Friday and Saturday.
Kenneth and Marcella Jackson
were absent from school last week
on account of mumps.
Mrs. Harry Schriever spent the
week end in Portland.
While playing at school last
Thursday Bunny Breshears fell and
sprained her arm quite badly.
All grange members are urged to
attend the conference of state
grange officers at lone on Wednes
day, October 30.
Don Pointer is spending the week
Miss Hlen Valentine, who teaches
in the high school at Rufus, spent
the week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Valentine.
Mrs. William Van Moorham and
daughter Wilma of Chicago are
guests of Mrs. Earl Warner. They
plan to remain until after the pio
Mrs. Lester White spent the week
end in Portland. She was accom
panied by Miss Juanita Leathers of
The dance which was held at the
grange hall Saturday night was well
attended. Branstetter's orchestra,
which furnished music for this
dance, will play for another dance
at this hall on Saturday night, No
Harvey Miller and R. B. Rice
went to Arlington Sunday to attend
a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Eastern Oregon Wheat
City Tax Next Year
To be Much Lower
Based on the same assessed val
uation as last year, next year's city
tax will be reduced from 11.2 mills
to 2.9 mills, according to the esti
mate of the budget committee which
will be finally passed upon Novem
ber 18 by taxpayers of the ctiy. The
lower tax comes from the reduction
of the total amount to be raised by
taxation from $9,635 as of this year
to $2,500 for next year.
A new item included In next year's
estimated expenditures is that of
$8,000 for replacement of water
mains, pipe line and improvement
of the system. The budget estimate
calls for total expenditures next
year of $25,820, of which $5,000 is for
retirement of bonds and $3,550 for
FRANK H. MILLER.
Funeral services were held from
the community church at Board
man last Saturday afternoon, with
interment at that place, for Frank
H. Miller who died at his home
there the Wednesday previous from
a stroke of apoplexy. Rev. H. B.
Thomas of Boardman officiated, and
the services were largely attended
by friends and relatives. Frank
H. Miller was born at Greenville,
Mich., Sept 13, 1871, and died Oc
tober 16, 1935, aged 64 years, 1
month and 3 days. He was the son
of Jacob and Mary (Christensen)
Miller, natives of Denmark. He
was married at Judsonia, Ark., De
cember 13, 1896, and besides the
widow, EfHe Lola, is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Griffin
and Louise Miller of Bend; two
sons, Robert of Gresham and Rus
sell of Irrigon; seven grandchil
dren; and brothers and sisters, Mrs.
Bertha Bond and Mrs. Will Don
aldson of Enid, Okla., Chris, Peter,
Nelse and Will Miller of Judsonia,
Ark. He had been a resident of the
Boardman community for two years
and seven months.
RETURN FROM VIRGINIA.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Claude Cox and
sons Clair and Charles and daugh
ter, Miss Nancy Jane, arrived home
Sunday evening on their return
trip from a visit to the former home
of Mr. and Mrs. Cox at Galax, Va.
They were absent for a month to
make the visit, largely for the pur
pose of Mr. Cox seeing his aged
mother whom he had not seen for
many years and who is failing quite
NEW SNOW IN MOUNTAINS.
New snow In the mountains to a
depth of six inches was reported as
a result of the fall which began
Sunday morning, say reports from
Timber Hope of West
Says Cox After Trip
Conditions in the east are on the
mend with some sections, includ
ing his old home town of Galax,
Va., showing evidence of much
prosperity, said W. Claude Cox,
manager Morrow County Cream
ery company, who returned the first
of the week from a month's motor
trip with members of his family.
Galax has enough manufacturing
to provide a payroll every working
day, which makes an even flow of
income and makes for good bus!
ness conditions. The main Industry
there is dairying, with the luxuriant
blue grass providing wonderful
pasture, he said.
Another section that seemed to
be ahead in raising of crops was
that from the middle of Nebraska
to Chicago. The party, including
Mrs. cox, sons Clair and Charles,
and daughter Miss Nancy, visited
a number of national monuments,
including Gettysburg, the two Man
assas, Monticello home of Thomas
Jefferson and Washington monu
ment in Washington, D. C.
The time throughout was filled
with interest, what with visiting
relatives at various points includ
ing a visit with a brother of Mr.
Cox at Akron, Ohio, where the
Goodyear blimp factory was seen.
Every Monday a livestock sale is
held at Galax, and Mr. Cox partic
ularly noted that fat lambs sold
for $9.60 at one which he attended.
His impression was that the west
pays the freight and that its main
future lies in its timber resources.
He noted that saw logs six inches
thick were being cut in the Galax
district. The timber supply of the
east is nearing depletion, he said.
Young Peoples Fellowship
of District to Meet Here
The third regional meeting of
the Young People's Fellowship of
the Episcopal church in eastern
Oregon, will be held Saturday and
Sunday at All Saints church.
Delegates will arrive Friday night
from Hood River, Parkdale, The
Dalles, Antelope, Pendleton, La
Grande, Bend, Burns, Hardman and
perhaps from other towns.
There will be two celebrations of
Holy Communion, one on Saturday
at 8:00 a. m., with the Rev. John L.
Pickells of Hood River as celebrant
and one on Sunday at 8:00 a. m.
with the Ven. Ralph V. Hinkle as
John Caldwell, president of the
district Fellowship, will preside at
the meetings on Saturday. The
Rev. Ernest Taylor of The Dalles
will be one of the speakers and the
Rev. Fred M. Crane of Burns, the
Y. P. F. advisor, will conduct round
The outstanding speaker of the
convention will be Miss Dorothy M.
Fischer, national secretary of the
Young People's Fellowship, from
New York. She will talk with the
young people and also meet with
leaders and adult advisors, and any
one interested in young people's
On Sunday at 11 o'clock the
young people will conduct the ser
vice of morning prayer and the
Rev. Fred M. Crane will give the
sermon, "Forward with Christ and
His Church." All are welcome.
Violet L. Griffith of Spray
Dies Friday in Heppner
Mrs. Glenn B. Griffith of Spray
died in childbirth at the maternity
home of Mrs. Ada Cason in this city
Friday and funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at
the Haystack cemetery near Spray,
attended by a large concourse of
friends. The floral tribute was
profuse. Phelps Funeral home of
this city was in charge of arrange
ments. Violet L. Vanderhoof was born at
Antigo, Wis., January 17,. 1903, the
daughter of Norton and Gertrude
(Mason) Vanderhoof. She died at
Heppner October 18, 1935, aged 32
years, 9 months and 1 day. She
was married to Glenn B. Griffith
at Vancouver, Wash., April 3, 1923.
Besides the husband and infant
daughter, Glendo Chloe, she Is sur
vived by the father who resides at
Salem and brothers, Alva Vander
hoof of Portland and Everett Van
derhoof of Parkdale.
HONORED AT MT. ANGEL.
Roy Gentry, who Is attending Mt
Angel college for his second year,
was recently honored by election
to the presidency of the College
Men's club. In speaking of the
election, "The Pacific Star," college
paper, says: "He has been very ac
tive In promoting and backing
prominent club activities during the
past year. Roy was one of the main
cogs in Mt Angel college's success
ful basketball team of last season.
We sincerely believe that Roy's per
sonality and general ability will
prove a helpful boon to the already
active College Men's club." Jim
Furlong, another Heppner boy at
tending Mt. Angel, recently became
a member of the club.
GROWS MAMMOTH SQUASH.
Alex Green is displaying a mam
moth squash in the widow of his
hardware store. It weighs 50
pounds, measures 50 Inches from
tip to tip, and is of the banana va
riety. It was grown In the Green
garden In town and Mr. Green ex
pects it will keep the family well
supplied with squash pie for the
HUNTERS BAG BEARS.
Three bears was the kill of Milt
Spurlock and Emery Moore while
hunting In the timber this week.
Meeting of Wheat Men
to Explain New 4
Year Plan Set.
MEET AT LEXINGTON
Allotment Committee With Aug
mented Force Works on Appli
cations; Farmers Swarm In.
The arrival this week of $203,981
in allotment checks for Morrow
county farmers shed a ray of sun
light on the financial horizon and
caused the wheat growers to eye
avidly coming of contracts under
the new 4-year allotment plan soon
to be launched. Disbursement of
the checks at the county agent's of
fice since the first of the week has
caused the majority of wheat grow
ers of the county to visit the city.
A preliminary meeting for ex
planation of the new 4-year plan
has been called for Lexington next
Monday afternoon at 1:30 at Leach
Memorial hall. E. R. Jackman, ex
tension crop specialist of Oregon
State college, will discuss the new
contract and the administrative
rulings governing It Present also
will be A. R. Shumway of North Pa
cific Grain Growers who will dis
cuss the historical and economic
background of the triple-A.
Three girls were added to the
force at the county agent's office
this week to assist in writing up the
new applications, and Harvey Mil
ler, R. B. Rice and George Peck,
the allotment committee, have also
been on the job since the first of
the week helping with the work.
The plan this year is to call a few
farmers into the county agent's of
fice a day at a time in making the
sign-ups, instead of holding com
munity meetings as was done last
year. In the new sign-up it will be
necessary for each grower to know
the amount of wheat threshed In
the crop years 1933, 1934 and 1935,
advises Joseph Belanger, county
Popular Young Couple
Married in Portland
The marriage of Miss Marv
Thomson and Mr. Bruce Gibb, pop--ular
voune courie of this eitv. wns
solemnized in Vancouver, Wash.,
Friday evening-. Oct. 18. with Rev.
Stuart Goude, Congregational min
ister officiating. Attendants vera
Miss Winifred Thomson and Mar
guerite Maseley. Mrs. Thomson,
mother of the bride, also was pre
sent. The bride is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thomson, and
the bridegroom a son of Mr. and
Mra Alex Gibb.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Gibb are grad
uates of Heppner high school They
will make their home here where
Mr. Gibb has a position with Fergu
son Motor company, making their
residence in the Ferguson cabins,
on their return from Portland. It
was necessary for Mrs. Gibb to un
dergo an operation at a Portland
nospuai satuiway lor adhesions
following a former appendicitis op
eration. She is reported to be mak
ing good progress.
HERE'S A RIPLEY FOR YOU.
Page Ripley for the best believe-
It-or-not hunting story emanating
from the haunts of the famous mule
tail deer in this section, and step
UP Wilson Bayless to vouch for its
veracity. Mr. Bayless returned the
first of the week from his annual
hunt in the Wall creek country,
bringing in a nice big buck killed
from the very spot where he shot
his buck each of the two previous
years. In the last three years of
hunting Mr. Bayless stood by the
same tree, nor more than a few
feet distant at any time when the
kill was made. The animals killed
were not in the same location each
time, but so far as has been learned
Mr. Bayles holds some kind of a
world's record. It will be interest
ing to learn if the feat is repeated
next year. Dick Wells was Mr. Bay
less" hunting partner on this trip.
ROHRERS TO LEAVE.
The Clinton Rohrer family expect
to leave shortly to make their home
In Portland Mr, Rohrer having
been reinstated as clerk in the Port
land postofflce. The Rohrers have
resided here for the last four years
while Mr. Rohrer has held the po
sition of chief clerk in the local
postofflce and they have made many
warm friends who regret to see
them leave, and whose well wishes
will accompany them to their new
home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rohrer
have been active in the social life
of the community, Mr. Rohrer be
ing secretary of B. P. O. Elks.
ON U. S. a LOUISVILLE.
Donn Cowdrey, who several
months ago enlisted in the U. S.
Marines writes from on board the
U. S. S. Louisville "to let the folks
of the interior know of one good
ship and crew for Navy Day." Donn
is reporter for the 5th or Marine
division on the Louisville and sent
along copies of the mimeographed
papers Issued aboard ship, one "The
Derby" containing highlights of
life aboard ship, and the other
"Radio News" containing radio dis
patches of world news. The papers
were dated San Clements Island,