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Volume 52, Number 34.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
President Expresses Ap
preciation of Fine Co
operation Given.
One Hundred People Present 21
Numbers in Evening of Varied
The library netted $90 and the
Heppner public enjoyed an evening
of good entertainment as a result
of the benefit stunt night partici
pated in by organizations of the
county at the gym-auditorium Mon
day evening.
Bor the fine cooperation, Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, library association
president, said: "We deeply appre
ciate the help received, and the co
operative spirit not alone of the
people of Heppner but that of the
people of Lexington, Hardman and
lone as well. Without this help the
entertainment would have been Im
possible, and the impetus thus given
the work of the library for the com
ing year would have been lost The
association is very thankful to all
who participated, and to those who
gave their financial support."
There were 21 numbers on the
program, with some 100 people par
ticipating, providing a variety of
entertainment of skits, vocal and In
strumental music, Including every
thing from the hilarious to the
The school band opened the pro
gram, followed by American Le
gion's humorous xskit by C. J. D.
Bauman and Elbert Cox. Pat
Bleakman read "Daniel in the Lion's
Den" for Hardman. The Willow
creek 4-H Sheep club presented a
model meeting for Wooigrowers
auxiliary. Mrs. E. F. Bloom and
Mrs. E. L. Morton sang two beau
tiful duet numbers for Methodist
"Murder in the Lighthouse" was
the offering of Degree of Honor.
Mrs. J. O. Turner and Kathryn Par
ker played the piano duet, "Polish
Dance," for Eastern Star. The Lex
ington school with "The Miller's
Daughter," a chorus burlesque,
probably got the most laughs. - A
girls' double trio from the school
represented American Legion Aux
iliary. Scenes from "Huckleberry Finn"
was the local school offering. Dr.
R. C. Lawrence, Joseph Belanger,
F. W. Turner and Blaine Isom, the
Lions quartet, represented their or
ganization. Mrs. Walter Blackburn
gave a reading for the Rebekahs.
Business and Professional Women
told' "Fortunes by Tea Leaves."
Marylou Ferguson, In witch attire,
played piano solos, "Gobblins" by
Ella Ketterer, and "March of the
Dwarfs" by Michael Aaron, for
Christian church.
Heppner school faculty presented
"Little Red Riding Hood," a farce
school room skit. Miss Helen Ralph
represented the lone school with
vocal solos. Three groups of his
torical pantomimes were offered by
Bookworms, representations being
Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark, Dr.
John McLaughlin, Marcus and Nar
clssa Whitman, and the Pioneer
Mother. A marionette show by the
Girls' League and more selections
by the band rounded out the pro
gram. Seed Loan Applications
Extended to Nov. 15th
The time in which applications
may be made for seed loans has
been extended to November 15, an
nounces Joseph Belanger, county
agent. All applications must be
forwarded from his office by that
date, and those interested In se
curing loans may obtain the neces
sary blanks there.
Applications will be given con
sideration even though they are in
complete when mailed, Mr. Belan
ger said. Other necessary data may
be filled in later if not available by
the 15th. The main thing for those
desiring loans to do is to get their
application In the mall not later
than the 15th.
The marriage of Monte Hedwall
of Hermlston, well known here by
residence while employed with the
local creamery for some time a few
years ago, was announced recently.
Mr. Hedwall, now manager of the
cooperative creamery at Hermls
ton, took as his bride Miss Lenore
Wahl at the home of the bride's par
ents in Newberg on Sunday after
noon, October 13, at 5 o'clock, says
the Hermlston Herald. Attending
the pair were Louise Wahl, sister
of the bride, and members of her
immediate family. Mr. and Mrs.
James Larson and son Ronald were
present. Mrs. Hedwall has been
bookkeeper for the Hermlston
creamery for the last three years.
They are making their home at the
Osbom apartments in Hermlston.
Rod Thomson and Carl Troedson
returned home Sunday from a two
weeks' motor trip which took them
south as far as Agua Caliente, Mex
ico. They stopped at San Diego to
take In the world exposition, or as
Thomson called it, "the big car
nival." They report a good trip.
Mrs. Brown Tells of Inspiring
Meeting; Press Report Cites
Religious Note In Conclave.
From the Stevens hotel, Chicago,
local delegate, Mrs. Chris Brown,
wrote Rev. Joseph Pope, Morrow
county Townsend club president,
under date of October 24 of the na
tional convention of Townsendltes.
"More than 10,000 people Jammed
the grand ballroom of Stevens ho
tel today. It was said to be the
largest non-political convention ever
held. They tried to find another
room, bo that the convention could
be held where all could be accom
modated. Could not do so. There
are loud speakers out in the lobby
and corridors of this wonderful ho
tel, so that people would be able to
hear. It is a wonderful thing to
see so many people with one single
purpose in their minds. There will
be a young man speak for young
people tomorrow. I have been
asked to take part in this meeting
tomorrow," was Mrs. Brown's mes
sage. Enclosed was a Chicago newspa
per clipping reporting the session.
It said:
"With the fervor of a revival
meeting, the first national conven
tion of Townsendites opened yes
terday at the Stevens hotel. Town
sendites are believers In a plan to
'restore recovery through payment
of $200 a month pension to each of
8,000,000 persons over 60 years of
age In the United States. Their
convention here is the first step
toward mobilizing '21,000,000' voters
to force congress to appropriate the
"Shouting, applauding delegates
wearing shiny badges jammed the
hotel's grand ballroom yesterday.
Hundreds were left outside. An
estimated 10,000 heard Dr. Clinton
Wunder of New York City deliver
the keynote address.
"Again the disciples of Dr. F. E.
Townsend of Long Beach, Cal., 'fa
ther of the scheme, were told that
it is a 'sure thing' to get $200 a
month for oldsters who agree to
quit work and spend all of the
money every 30 days.
" We believe God Is on our side,'
Dr. Wunder said, 'and with God all
things are possible.'
"In the shouts of approval that
echoed this remark, several dele
gates cried out loud: 'Amen!' Dr.
Townsend and R. E. Clements, for
mer Long Beach, Cal., real estate
dealer who is national secretary,
were called 'our beloved leaders.'
The Rev. Joshua Oden, D. D., In
toned the Invocation.
"Sweeping up to new heights of
fervor, all sang, to a hymnal tune:
'Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.'
"Also on the convention program
Is 'Onward, Townsend Soldiers,' to
the tune of 'Onward, Christian Sol
diers.' This song urges: 'Brothers,
do your duty; make your ballots
"Earlier, noisy dissentlon briefly
Interrupted the religious note, as
rebels demanded that every state
should be given a representative
on the resolutions committee. They
were shouted down."
First Aid Worker Will
Start Road Safety Plan
Ralph E. Carlson, Red Cross first
aid field worker, will be In Morrow
county from next Monday to next
Wednesday Inclusive, in the interest
of inaugurating the newly adopted
highway safety program of his or
ganization, announces C. J. D. Bau
man, first aid chairman for the local
A meeting for 8 o'clock Monday
evening has been called by Mr.
Bauman to be held at the library,
when Mr. Carlson will tell of the
plan. Mr. Bauman urges attendance
of all Red Cross committee mem
bers and all others interested. The
new program calls for placing Red
Cross first aid stations in service
stations and at other convenient i
points on the highways for the pur
pose of aiding distressed and in
jured motorists.
C. M. Bentley, examiner of op
erators and chauffeur from the
office of Earl W. Snell, secretary of
state, will be at the court house in
Heppner, Saturday, Nov. 2, from
10 a. m. to 4 p. m. All those wish
ing permits or licenses to drive cars
should see Mr. Bentley at this time.
The 49th wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke, pioneer
Morrow county residents, was ob
served at the pioneers' reunion at
Lexington Saturday.
Vinton Howell, Billy Cox, Howard
Evans and James Farley composed
a party motoring to Portland for
the O. S. C- W. S. C. football game
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Pope, Miss
Joan Pope and Mrs. L. W. Brlggs
motored to Portland Monday. They
expected to return home today.
Miss Nona Howell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Pirl Howell, Is re
ported to be confined at home with
an attack of diphtheria.
H. O. Tenney, Hotel Heppner
manager, returned on Friday last
from Hot Lake where he enjoyed a
week's rest
Proposed Estimates Show
Drop in Expenditures;
Aid River Work.
BONDS NOW $470,000
Court Decides to Fight Mandamus
for John Day District Levy Un
til Technicalities Cleared.
The tax levy for county purposes
will be considerably lower next year,
according to the estimate of expen
ditures set out in the budget notice
prepared by the budget committee
last week and printed in this issue.
The levying board will meet No
vember 21 for final preparation of
the levy when any interested tax
payers may attend and be heard for
or against the proposed levy.
The prepared estimate shows a
total of $89,366 to be raised by taxa
tion subject to the 6 percent limi
tation, and $96,189 for state tax,
bond sinking fund and bond Inter
est Bond redemption of $27,500 is
called for next year, and interest
payment of $23,689.
Current expenses of the county
generally are' the same as levied for
last year, with cuts in places ac
counting for the lower levy this
year. An addition of $500 was made
under the head of advertising in
support of the Inland Empire Wa
terways association.
The levying board did not see its
way clear to assess land of the John
Day Irrigation district to pay out
standing warrants in accordance
with a writ of mandamus caused to
be issued by Sandy River Invest
ment company. In this matter the
court has decided to fight the man
damus until it has been instructed
as to certain technicalities regard
ing the levy. So far it has not been
instructed as to whether county
lands in the district are subject to
such assessment and whether all
land shall be evenly assessed on an
acreage basis regardless of value.
Outstanding bonded indebtedness
of the county at the present time
is shown as $470,000, all road bonds.
Snow Covers Ground;
Temperature Lowered
Light snow fall at Heppner, with
heavier fall in the higher country
to the south, marked the first onset
of winter Monday night While the
first snow barely covered the ground
here, a depth of three inches was
reported from the higher country
as a result of the first precipitation.
Another light fall last night added
to the winterish aspect and over
cast skies today bring promise of
more of the "beautiful."
Lowered temperatures accompan
ied Ihe advent of snow, with the
minimum of 10 degrees above zero
recorded Tuesday night The win
terish blast caused motorists to
make a rush for radiator anti
freeze and otherwise to have their
cars prepared for cold weather driv
ing. Wheat farmers welcomed the
moisture in any form, while stock
men, facing a shortage of feed, are
not so anxious to see a prolonged
winterist onset which the early ar
rival of snow may omeru
Umatilla Rapids Dam
Next Step in Program
S. E. Notson reported the annual
meeting of Inland Empire Water
ways association held at Walla
Walla Saturday, before the Mon
day Lions luncheon, citing good
progress in the association's pro
gram to date as told in the address
of C. L. Sweek, waterways presi
dent With sealocks-at Bonneville
and channel development work be
tween Celilo and Umatilla Rapids
assured, the next step in the asso
ciation s program is obtaining con
struction of the Umatilla Rapids
dam. Only through construction of
this dam can barge transportation
on the Columbia be made to pay,
Mr. Notson emphasized, as 90 per
cent of the potential tonnage for
river shipment lies above Umatilla
LaMoyne Cox read an interesting
paper on the United States navy in
recognition of Navy Day, observed
by the nation Monday. Fred Man
kin of lone was a club guest.
senator and Mrs. J. G. Barratt
made a hurried visit to their home
here last week end as Mr. Barratt
was provided a respite from his
legislative duties long enough to
attend to business matters. He said
the srjecial flesalnn wno crottlno- iwt
motion slowly with a predominant
sentiment apparently prevailing in
favor of reconstruction of the cap
itol on the old site with nrmiltilHnn
of tributary land if necessary.
The American Legion auxiliary
will hold its regular meeting at the
home of Mrs. Harold Cohn Tues
day evening, Nov. 5. A largo at-
tenaance or members is urged.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Knlo-Man nf
Hardman are leaving today for
i routaale to make their home. They
nave purchased a service station
The night school to be con
ducted In the local high school
will begin soon. Final plans are
being made and as soon as au
thorization is received from
Washington, the course will
start The athletic class being
planned will include basketball,
tennis and handball for men,
with volley ball and tennis for
women. Those interested In the
school should see Mrs. Rodgers
or Mr. Bloom as soon as possible.
It is for those who enroll to de
cide just what subjects will be
taught. Report immediately,
therefore, and Inform those in
charge concerning which classes
you are interested in taking.
The tenth annual reunion of
Morrow county pioneers which was
held at Lexington Saturday was
well attended, many coming from
a great distance to greet their old
friends and neighbors and enjoy
talking over old times. At the big
basket dinner which was served at
noon a special table was reserved
for those past 60 years of age. The
afternoon entertainment consisted
of an interesting program of pan
tomimes and musical numbers that
was enjoyed by everyone. Lunch
was seryed at six o'clock and from
seven until nine o'clock old time
dancing was enjoyed. Modern danc
ing "was the diversion during the
remainder of the evening.
At the meeting of Lexington
grange Saturday night, November
9, the mock trial which was post
poned from last meeting will be
held. Orville Cutsforth is the crim
inal in the case and it is rumored
that he had a lady accomplice. Fur
ther particulars concerning the in
dictment will be given in this col
umn next week. An added attrac
tion is the fact that the men of the
order are to prepare the eats.
Kenneth and Marcella Jackson
have recovered from a siege of the
mumps and are back in school.
Mrs. George Allyn spent the week
in lone at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan of
Cherryville spent the week end with
relatives in Lexington and attend
ed the pioneers' reunion Saturday.
W. J. Fanngton, manager of the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph com
pany at The Dallas, was a business
visitor at the local office Friday af
Danny Dinges is able to be back
in school again after being out on
account of mumps.
Mr3. Claude Hill of Heppner spent
the week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. G. McMillan.
Mrs. Mack Gentry and Mrs. Alice
Gentry of Heppner were in this
city Wednesday, coming down to
attend the funeral of the late Otto
Laurel Beach who is an instructor
in the high school at Gresham spent
the week end with is mother, Mrs.
Elsie Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown came
over from Condon Saturday to at
tend the pioneers' reunion. Mr. and
Mrs. Brown are former residents of
this community.
Oral Scott was a business visitor
in Portland this week.
Mrs. Elmer Palmer and Infant son
have returned home from Heppner.
W. J. Holler; Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company lineman, was
in this city Tuesday.
School News
The grade school honor roll for
the first six weeks is as follows:
First grade: Marcile Piper, Lourene
Van Winkle, Carolyn Bauman and
Marion Miller; second grade: Gene
Schrlever, Roberta Miller, Gerry
Cutler and Kathryn Burns; third
grade: Jack Miller, Jack Edmond
son and Darlene Biddle; fourth
grade: Marcella Jackson and Jean
Rauch; fifth grade: Bunny Bresh-
ears; sixth grade: Duane Johnson;
seventh grade: Jerrine Edwards
and Kenneth Jackson.
The high school honor roll for the
first six weeks: Doris Klinger 1.00;
Alma Van Winkle 1.25, Wilma
Tucker 1.25, Edith Edwards 1.50,
Ellwynne Peck 1.75, Clayton Davis
Asa Shaw and Robert Campbell
are absent from school with mumps.
The senior play nas been decided
upon as "The Phantom Bells," a
mystery-comedy and the following
pupils have been selected for the
cast: Alma Van Winkle, Mae Ed
mondson, Bernice Martin, Juanita
Davis, Edith Edwards, Woodrow
Tucker, Jamie Peck( Keith Gentry,
Kenneth Peck and LaVerne Wright.
This play is to be directed by Mr.
Mildred Hunt was absent from
school Friday.
Lester and Colleen McMillan are
back at school again, having been
absent for several weeks.
A speaker visited our school Mon
day and spoke to the high school
pupils on the anti-cigarette league.
Dan Stalter returned to Heppner
the first of the week after spend
ing the summer at his Mayflower
mine In the Greenhorn mountains.
Joe Devine took a truck in after
him, and they came out over the
John Day north and south highway,
making the distance to Heppner
146 miles. Mr. Stalter reported good
progress on the mine this summer
with lots of good ore put on the
dump. The main tunnel Is now 900
feet into the ground and Mr. Stal
ter is sure he has one of the best
gold mining prospects in the state.
190 Workers Arrive by
Special Train From
Camp Devins, Mass.
Gully Control Expected to be First
on Program; Early Winter
Greets Newcomers.
One hundred ninety New England
boys arrived here yesterday eve
ning, greeted by fine eastern Ore
gon "summer" weather, to man the
soil conservation service CQC camp.
They were mobilized at Camp Dev
ins, Mass., and arrived at Heppner
Junction by special train at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon where they
were picked up by 15 government
trucks and brought on in.
Captain W. R. Reynolds of Cali
fornia, with two years experience at
Frog Heaven and other CCC camps
in Oregon, is in charge of the army
division of the camp, arriving a few
days before with 40 members of his
old company. This company was
recently split up and sent to vari
ous camps. Several Morrow coun
ty men are in this contingent, In
cluding Will Morgan, mess sergeant
and Russell Wright, mechanic.
The camp personnel now includes
some 230 men, and it is expected
the local soil erosion control pro
gram will be proceeded with at
once. It has been announced that
the first work will include gully con
trol on several farms on Hinton and
Willow creeks, largely through
building of retention dams. These
dams will not empound water, but
simply prevent washing of gullies,
according to the announcement.
Just what effect the early onset of
winter may have on the work has
not been stated, though it is not
probable that the light fall of snow
so far will seriously retard it It is
believed the New England boys will
not be much handicapped in becom
ing acclimated, as their home sec
tion is accustomed to early and
long winters, usually much more
severe than are experienced in this
Captain Reynolds was busy yes
terday getting bids on fuel, and lay
ing in a supply sufficient, to meet
demands until the full contract is
let. More than 300 cords of wood
were stipulated in the bid estimate.
$10,000 City Refunding
Bonds Sold at Premium
The $10,000 city of Heppner re
funding bonds offered for sale Sat
urday brought a premium of $407,
with First National Bank of Port
land bidding them In at $104.70 on
the hundred. The second highest
bidder was Hess, Tripp & Butchart
at $98.27.
The bonds, redeemable $5000 in
1943 and $5000 in 1944, draw 4
niterest as against 5V& drawn by the
bonds due this year which the re
funding bonds were issued to re
finance. The good offer of the Portland
bank, presented through E. L. Mor
ton, manager of the local branch,
is an expression of confidence in the
stability of Heppner: Mr. Morton
reported this week that deposits of
the local branch had exceeded $600,-
000 and that its steady business
growth since the opening in Janu
ary, 1934, is gratifying.
Ladak Seed Growing Now
Urged in Eastern Oregon
Belief that Ladak alfalfa, a com
paratively new, extremely hardy va
riety, will give the old standby va
riety, Grimm, some real competition
as a seed crop in years to come and
may eventually crowd it into the
background in eastern Oregon al
falfa sections has been voiced by E.
R. Jackman, extension agronomist
at Oregon State college.
Ladak seed will outsell Grimm for
many years at least, says Jackman.
It produces just as much seed as
Grimm, is extremely hard, matures
a fair crop early, then "dries up
without sulking if it has no water,
and is ready for another good crop
the following spring.
Jackman points out that Oregon
and Montana lead the country at
present in Ladak seed production,
and will probably maintain this lead
for many years. Jackman expects
the production of Ladak to Increase
up to 1,000,000 pounds per year, but
looks for little if any expansion in
Grimm production.
The murriage of Miss Gladys Ca
son, daughter of Mrs. Ada Cason,
and Mr. Faye Prock, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Prock, has been an
nounced as an event of October 14
at Prosser, Wash. The young cou
ple kept the marriage a secret from
their many friends for several days.
They are making their home in
Portland, where Mr. Prock is en
gaged in track driving.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Jones are
Heppner visitors from their home
in the Redmond district In the
good old days, Gene was one of
Heppner's best top hands noted for
his ability as a breaker of wild
Press Dispatch Indicates Safe Ar
rival of Chinese Missionaries
In Feiping; Trip Cited.
Virtual assurance of the safe ar
rival of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Not
son at Peiping following a hazard
ous 600-mile trip by goatskin raft
down the Yellow river in China,
was believed by S. ENotson, father
of Charles, to have been given in a
daily press dispatch Monday eve
ning. Charles and wife were among
a party or refugee missionaries who
were forced to flee from the Hochow
mission district near the border of
Tibet and the dispatch reported
Rev. Dr. Thomas Moseley, Oakland,
Cal., believed to have been one of
the party as reporting hazards of
the trip without mention of casual
ties. Mr. Notson received a letter Mon
day morning from Charles and wife,
written before they started the raft
trip. It stated that rafts had been
ordered on October 4 and that they
expected to leave Lanchow on the
10th, and quoted raftsmen as say
ing that at this time of year the
trip would require 17 days which
would have put them in Paotow on
the 26th.
The press dispatch said, "Travel
ing on inflated goat skins, the party
was for 16 days without shelter, ex
posed both to the burning sun and
perilous rapids and shoals of the
Mr. Notson also had word this
week from Mrs. Notson who is vis
iting in Salem. She reported the
arrival at Salem Saturday of Mr.
and Mrs. M. G. Griebenow, mis
sionaries just returned from China
who visited with Charles and wife
in August They left Lanchow by
raft on September 9 and seemed
confident that the other mission
aries would get through all right
The Women's Missionary society
of the Gooseberry Lutheran church
had a birthday party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Peterson last
Sunday afternoon. A program was
enjoyed and refreshments served.
Twelve tables were arranged, one
for each month of the year, and the
guests sat at whichever table was
marked for their birth month. One
cent for each year of their age was
put in the silver offering by each
guest. Those present report an ex
ceptionally enjoyable afternoon.
Mrs. Ted Smith and Phillip went
to Redmond Friday for a visit with
Mrs. Blaine Blackwell and small
daughter of Yachats are visiting at
the home of Mrs. Ida Fletcher.
F. M. Griffin of The Dalles is
spending the winter with his son,
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Feldman re
turned last week from Hamilton,
Mont, where they were called by
the death of Mr. Feldman's brother.
At Spokane they picked up Miss
Emmer Maynard who made the
journey home with them. Miss
Maynard spent the summer in Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Peterson of
Portland spent the week end at the
home of Mrs. Ida Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Balsiger of
Moro announce the birth of a son
on October 23.
Charles Allinger of Milwaukee
was a business visitor here from
Wednesday until Friday last week.
Kev. Atchley, president of the
Anti-Cigarette league of Oregon,
spoke at Sunday school last Sunday
and also preached both morning
and evening. On Monday he spoke
before the school.
Mrs. David Rietmann was host
ess to the Past Noble Grand club
at her home last Friday night
Members of the club and their hus
bands were guests. The evening
was spent with Hallowe'en stunts
and games and dancing. Refresh
ments were served. About sixty
persons were present
Word has been received of the
birth of a five-pound son to Mr. and
Mrs. Anton Lindstrom In Portland
last Saturday, Oct 26. Mr. and Mrs.
Lindstrom were teachers in the lo
cal school last year and now make
their home in Cascade Locks.
H. R. Decker of the Farmers Na
tional Warehouse corporation of
Portland was a busines visitor here
A federal warehouse inspector
made a check of the local ware
houses last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk and
children of Condon were here Sun
day. They express themselves as
well pleased with their new home.
On their return home they were ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
Linn. Mr. Linn will do some re
modeling work for them.
Five deer were brought out on
Saturday by a party whose mem
bers were Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cot
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corley,
Bert Mason, J. O. Kincald and Law
rence Payne.
The cafeteria supper served by
the auxiliary ladies in their room at
Legion hall on Tuesday night was
well attended. During the supper
musical numbers by Miss Helen
Ralph. Miss Anita Baumgardner
and Miss Lorraine Reed were much
Mrs. Maude Devln with her
daughter, Mrs. George Hanel, and
daughter Barbara visited here Sat
urday night and Sunday. Mrs.
Devln lived on the Timm ranch
about ten years ago. She now
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Farmers Crowd Lexington
Hall to Hear Jackman
Explain Set-Up.
Wheat May Not be Planted on Con
tracted Acres; Application
Signing Starts Soon.
Widespread interest among Mor
row county farmers in the new 4-
year wheat allotment plan was elo
quently expressed by the crowd
which overflowed the auditorium
In Leach Memorial hall in Lexing
ton Monday afternoon to hear E. R.
Jackman, extension specialist in
farm crops from Oregon State col
lege, tell of the new set-up. Many
farmers still had checks in their
pockets from the latest benefit pay
ments made a few days before and
were anxious to continue the benev
olence that has been largely re
sponsible for carrying them through
three years of adversity.
Mr. Jackman's discourse dwelt al
most entirely on the national and
international wheat situation which
led to original inception of the allot
ment plan, and showed that a still
formidable domestic surplus and
inability to export that surplus
makes continuance of the plan nec
essary if the farmer is to have the
benefit of a "parity" price for his
wheat parity meaning a price at
which the farmer may exchange his
products for goods he must buy on
terms commensurate with those
prevailing in the pre-war period
The main difference in the new
contracts will be that farmers will
be required to reduce their acre
age by five percent former con
tract called for reduction of 20 and
15 percent. In return for such acre
age reduction, contracting farmers
will be paid the difference between
the market price and "parity" on
their average production for the
base period, 1928-1933.
A qualification of the new con
tract states that wheat may not be
sown on contracted acres, but far
mers have the privilege of planting
rye, barley, oats or other forage
Most of the information for mak
ing applications under the new con
tracts has been assembled at the
county agent's office, and the plan
was announced to have a group of
rarmers, as many as can be con
veniently handled, visit the county
agent's office at a scheduled time
for making out the applications.
Letters informing farmers of the
time they will be expected are being
mailed out Farmers are asked to
bring production figures with them
for the last three years.
As a result of the allotment plan.
and of drouth in leading wheat pro
ducing sections, the last three years,
Mr. Jackman said the nation's
wheat surplus had been reduced to
nearly normal. The normal carry
over he gave as somewhere between
80,000,000 and 130,000,000 bushels.
This reduction is from a carryover
of more than 600,000,000 bushels
which prevailed at the time the al
lotment plan was instituted, he said.
Clyde Wright Critically
111 at Rhea Creek Home
Clyde Wright, prominent stock
man, was reported still in an uncon
scious condition last night from
what is believed to have been a
stroke of apoplexy at his Rhea
creek home Monday evening.
Mr. Wright had entertained a
group of gentlemen friends for din
ner Monday evening before all ex
pected to attend lodge at Hardman.
Following dinner he told the others
to go ahead and that he would do
the dishes before joining them at
lodge. He failed to show up at
lodge, and was found four hours
later, unconscious, and the dishes
John Anglln, manager of the lo
cal Safeway stores, says he takes
great pleasure in announcing that
the local store has again rated In
two recent contests held by Safe
way stores organization. Two
Sleepy Hollow syrup prizes were
won, the local store selling 759
quarts -of syrup during the week's
contest the last of September. They
won first district prize in the coffee
contest which closed a week ago,
selling 2014 pounds during the
week's contest. Mr. Anglln says
this exceeds all former sales rec
ords and wishes to thank everyone
who so generously purchased syrup
and coffee during these two con
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, president,
has called a meeting of the Heppner
Public Library association to be
held at the library next Tuesday
evening at 5 o'clock. All officers are
urged to be present and all mem
bers of the association are asked
to attend. Business of the meeting
is Important, Mrs. Rodgers said.
Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bailey have
received word from their son Arlo,
located at Kelso, Wash., that he re
cently suffered the misfortune of
lOBlng three fingers in a wood saw.