0 R n-P.LlC 0?- HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 1936 Subscription $2.00 a .Year Volume 52, Number 37. HINKLE EXPLAINS CHURCH IV MOT Need for Universal Love Held to Surpass Denom inational Differences. LIONS HEAR REPORT Notson Tells of District Attorneys Conclave; League Assisted; Farewell Tribute Given. Purpose of the local church mis sion in which pastors of the Meth odist, Episcopal and Christian churches exchanged pulpits Mon day, Tuesday and Wednesday eve nings this week, was explained at the Lions Monday luncheon by Rev. Ralph V. Hinkle, Episcopal arch deacon. Also reported was the state meeting of district attorneys in Portland, by S. E. Notson. E. Har vey Miller, Eastern Oregon Wheat league president, asked and re ceived the club's cooperation in helping with local arrangements for for the annual conference, Dec. 4-5, and the club, through Mr. Notson and President Ray P. Kinne ex tended farewell felicitations to Billy Cochell who left that evening to Join the U. S. navy. A. K. McMur do, brother of Lion Archie D. Mc Murdo, was also a guest. President Kinne appointed F. W. Turner, Spencer Crawford, Earl W. Gordon and Joseph Belanger as the committee to take charge of details In cooperating with the wheat league. Universal recognition among the church denominations that the world need for redeeming Christian love is greater than any minor dif ferences among the denominations themselves is the basis for the pres ent nation-wide preaching mission of which the local series of meet ings was a part, explained Rev. Hinkle. Such a unified movement was deemed essential hy leaders in all denominations in order to com bat the great forces of hatred and world unrest which constantly threaten to culminate In another world conflict of arms. The only basis for settling the world's trou bles bloodlessly lies In universal ap plication of brotherly love as taught in the holy writ of Jesus Christ. The speaker described some of the forces at play, told something of how the preaching mission Is being carried out, and invited general community support of the local mis sion that it might have the greatest possible effect in fulfilling its pur po3e. Mr. Notson told of discussion of plans at the state prosecutors' meet ing for holding the convention of the International Association of Sheriffs and Police in Honolulu, May 5-9. A specially chartered ship, the Aleutian, will carry all dele gates from this country, sailing from Seattle April 27. After reser vations for delegates havi been tak en care of accommodations will be provided others who may wish to sail with the group. Convention delegates will have free run of the ship and will have their living quar ters aboard while In Honolulu. As vice-president of the association, Mr. Notson regretted that he would probably be unable to make the trip. He said that Invitations had been extended the governments of Mexico, British Columbia and the United States each to have a bat tleship visit Honolulu while the con vention is in progress, the object be ing to make the event significant in welding a spirit of good will among the nations. Highlighting discussions was that of the Knox liquor law. The discus sions brought out strong conten tions from various interests, and an outside speaker was "given the gate" when it was learned he drew his salary from the malt liquor in terests. Mr. Notson expected that some changes in the law would be proposed before the next legislature, As retiring dean among Oregon's district attorneys, the Morrow county representative was given a place of honor on the banquet pro gram. The convention ended with attendance at the Oregon State Stanford football game Saturday afternoon, of which the speaker also gave a vivid description. Stan ford twice came from behind to fin' ally won the game 20-14 by way of a sensational long pass in the clos ing minutes of play. In his farewell message to Billy Cochell, Mr, Notson paid high trib ute to the branch or the sjrvic; which the young man had chosen as well as to the high character of the young man himself. II. K CLUB TO MEET. The Home Eeonomics club of Willows grange will have an all day meeting at the home of Mrs. Vernice Crawford tomorrow the 20th. All members are urged to attend as there will be election of ofllcers. Pot luck dinner will be served at noon. FINAL DATE SET. November 25 has been set as the last day on which applications may be filed for participation In the range conservation program, says Joseph Belanger, county agent Mrs. Olive Husscy is reported auite 111 at the home of her grand daughter. Mrs. Ray Ovlatt . Mrs. Hussey came tip frbm Portland but recently with the uvlaus. See Gilliam & Blsbee's bargain counter. Church Mission Bestirs Interest Further Conclave Slated Tonight to Promote Movement; Pastors Ex change Pulpits In Work. The local preaching mission, one of thousands of similar meetings held throughout the United States this week, was supported by good attendance from the various pro testant churches of Heppner. Rev. R. C. Young of the Method ist church brought a stirring key note address in the Christian church Monday night, pointing out the great need for unity among follow ers of Christ and the wonderful contribution which the National Preaching mission is making to that ideal. The choir of the Christian church sang two numbers. Alvin Kleinfeldt, pastor of the Church of Christ brought the sec ond sermon in the series In the Episcopal church on Tuesday night which challenged those present to use the great unused resources and power which is within reach of all of Christ's disciples and which is sufficient to conquer the forces of destruction. The Episcopal choir sang the hymn, "Now the Day is Over." Wednesday night's service in the Methodist church formally closed the mission. Archdeacon Hinkle of the Episcopal church brought a very thought-provoking message emphasizing the idea that the wages of sin is death, and the need of per petual rebirths by Christians. It was decided to have a union fellowship meeting at the Methodist church Thursday night with the aim of trying to further such union gatherings and organizing a coun cil of the churches to promote uni ted action on various problems. Paul M. Gemmell Family To Make Home at Salem Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell, children Jimmy and Jean, Mrs. Em ma Gemmell, mother of Mr. Gem mell, and Mrs. Eliza Ahem, aunt of Mrs. Gsmmell, expect to leave Tues day for Salem. Mr. and Mrs. Gem mell expect to make the family home in the capital city, where Mr. Gemmell. has established an insur ance business, while the elder Mrs. Gemmell and Mrs. Ahern will spend the winter there. Mr. Gemmell has been a life-long resident of this city aside from the time spent in Uncle Sam's navy during the world war, having been graduated from Heppner high school with the class of 1918. He was for several years employed with the Frist National Bank of Hepp ner and later engaged in the ga rage business. He was especially active in American Legion circles, being a past commander, and re signed the position of adjutant and service otlicer before leaving. Mrs. Gemmell, clerk of the school board, also resigned her position which will be filled at a special election next Monday afternoon. She was also president of Heppner Library as sociation, and secretary of Ruth hapter, Order of Eastern Star, be sides being a past president of the American Legion auxiliary unit and ex-official of the state organization. The removal of the Gemmell home from Heppner is keenly felt by a wide circle of friends who wish them Godspeed in their new loca tion. GIVE FAREWELL DINNER. Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Gordon entertained at the Lucas Place Sun day with 1:30 o'clock dinner in hon or of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Gem mell who are leaving Tuesday to make their home in Salem. Tur- key'and all the fixin's were served at two beautifully appointed tables, with tall tapers, set three in a hold er and lighted, as centerpieces lor each. Other guests Included Mrs. E. O. Ferguson, Mrs. Alva Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon R. Schaffer, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. Ray mond B. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Crawford, Mr. and Mrs Jasper Crawford. ENJOY TURKEY DINNER. Turkey, cranberry sauce and all the fixin's was enjoyed by the Past Noble Grand club of Sans Souci Rcbekahs at the home of Mrs. Opal Ayers yesterday. The dinner was served as part of an all-day meet ing. Those in attendance were Flora Dimmick, Olive Frye, Mabel Chaf fee, Verna Hayes, Sylvia Devln, Ta- cie Parker, Bernice Bauman, Hat tie Wightman; Alice McDuffee, Bes sie Campbell, Emma Jones, Letha Smith, Etta Parker, Ruth Stevens, Ircna Straight, Ruth Feeley. The day was spent In finishing cushion tops for I. O. O. F. hall. Mrs. Hayes won the door prize, and the next meeting was set at her home. Bliss Hottman and Ross Langdon came down from the Hottman mill on Rhea creek this morning. The days have been quite warm in the timber, but the nights have been plenty cool, they report. H. O. Tenney, manager Hotel Heppner, has been spending the week in Portland. Mrs. Tenney re ports that his absence has been blessed by a good rush of business, the hotel being filled to capacity for several days. A short note received In the mail this morning from N. A. Clark, for mer Eight Mile resident, states they like their new home at Redmond very much. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Devln In this city yesterday, a 10 pound boy. Eastern Star Honors Past Matrons, Patrons With Mrs. Rebecca Patterson and John J. Wightman presiding, Ruth chapter No. 32, Order of Eastern Star, last Friday evening honored past worthy matrons and worthy patrons at a well attended meetn.g at Masonic hall. All positions wet filled by past matrons and patrons and the old work was used through out. Initiatory ceremonies , were put on with the work from the old er ritual, two members serving as candidates. Ofllcers for the evening were Mrs. Rebecca Patterson, worthy matron; John J. Wightman, worthy patron; Mrs. Blanche Patterson, associate matron; Mrs. Charlotte Gordon, conductress; Mrs. Eppa Ward, as sociate conductress; Mrs. Sara Mc Namer, secretary; Mrs. Anna Bay less, treasurer; Mrs. Mae Gilliam, Adah; Mrs. Ealor Huston, Ruth; Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, Esther; Mrs. Hazel Vaughn, Martha; Mrs. Ger trude Parker, Electa; Mrs. Hattie Wightman, chaplain; Mrs. Virginia Turner, organist; Mrs. Florence Hughes, marshal; Mrs. Rose How ell, warder; E. R. Huston, sentinel. Mrs. Rebecca Patterson, who pre sided, is a charter member of Ruth chapter and a former grand chap ter officer. So well had she mas tered the work in past years that she was able to present practically all of it from memory without the use of a ritual. Mrs. Blanche Pat terson was second of those in at tendance in length of service to the order. The occasion was planned by Mrs. Lena Cox, worthy matron, and J. O. Turner, worthy patron, and follow ing the meeting refreshments were served in the dining room. A feature of the evening was the presentation of gifts to Mrs. Har riet Gemmell, secretary, who sub mitted her resignation that evening. Mrs. Gemmell, a past matron, has served the chapter as secretary for several years, and was presented gifts from the past matron's club and from the officers of the chap ter, Mrs. Hattie Wightman and J. O. Turner making the presenta tions. Idaho Sheriff Finds Wanted Man on Visit Charles Summerfleld, sheriff of Latah county, Idaho, visited the local sheriff's and district attorney's offices here Tuesday, accompanied by D. E. Kavanaugh, to investigate the possibility of Frank Reed, local prisoner, being a man wanted in Latah county. Keed, wanted here on a charge of obtaining money un der false pretenses, was picked up by state police in Portland, and brought here Sunday by Sheriff Bauman. Sheriff Summerfleld believed Reed to be the man wanted in Ida ho, though a different name was assumed there. If Reed is freed on local charges, Summerfleld inferred that extradition would be asked. LOCAL NEWS Gene Ferguson, Ben Cox, Fred Mankin, John Hanna, D. Cox, George Bleakman, Frank Stanley and Owen Bleakman, who hunted in the same territory and came out empty handed completed their hunt with the close of the elk season yesterday. Alvin Casebeer, who hunted with them, was successful in landing a big one. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Rodgers and Mr. and Mrs. Art Brandl, represent ing PCAA, were business visitors from Portland the first of the week. Elwood A. McKnight, represent ing a commercial school, was a business visitor in the city yes terday from Milton. See Gilliam & Bisbee s bargain counter. Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Barnes, repre senting Wadhams & Co., whole sale grocers, were calling on the local trade Tuesday. Guy E. Fuller, Portland sales man, was among those registered at Hotel Heppner this week. M. Katz, hide buyer of The Dalles, was working this territory the first of the week. E. R. Hunt, executive with Utah Coal company, was registered at Hotel Heppner the first of the week. W. H. Buell, representing a Pen dleton loan company, was a Hepp ner visitor the first of the week. J. M. Canutt of Pendleton, Stand ard Oil representative, was a bus iess visitor in the city Tuesday. Chas. E. Wells, Portland insur ance man, was registered at Hotel Heppner the first of the week. L. B. Heise, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Schnell of Portland were visitors In the city today, being registered at Ho tel Heppner. The gentlemen are Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company officials. A. McKechnie, Portland salesman, was registered at Hotel Heppner Tuesday. Gladys Benge arrived this morn ing from Medfod in response to word of the death of her father, Eph Eskelson. For Sale Set of heavy bob sleds, almost new; reasonable. Also 3 doz. R. I. Red pullets, full grown. Hom er Tucker, Heppner. 37-38p. Lynn Caton of fendleton was transacting business in the city the llrst of the week In connection with the loan company he repre sents. Dr. and Mrs. D. V. Poling, with the state board of higher education, were Heppner visitors Tuesday, be ing registered at Hotel Heppner. , John Odcll and A. E. Chambers, representatives of the Tum-A-Lum Lumber company from Walla Wal la, were business visitors in the city today. Barney Holman of The Dalles, cigar salesman, was in the city today, BOOKS FOR BANDON TO BE COLLECTED THE city of Bandon lost its en tire library in the big lire of a few weeks ago. Because of the big task of rehabilitating the homes of Bandon, the residents of that stricken city do not have resources to replace their lost books. The American Legion posts of the state have under taken the task of replacing the Bandon library, and local peo ple are urged to look over their hooks and pick out those which they feel they can spare. Noti fication to Alva Jones, command er, phone 698, or Loyal Parker, adjutant, phone 1122 or 358, or Spencer Crawford, pbone 1172 or 8X2, will bring a member of the post to collect the books. Allotment Money to $93,000 Here Wheut Growers Get Checks for Old 1936 Compliance; Details of 1937 Program Expected Soon. Allotment checks totalling $93,000 arrived at the county agent's office yesterday for distribution to wheat farmers of Morrow county. These checks are for the old 1936 allot ment program. Meanwhile, measuring compliance for the new 1936 program is well under way with five supervisors al ready in the field. Definite information as to the 1937 program Is expected at any time. Two Oregon men, William L. Teutsch, Corvallis, and N. E. Dodd, Baker, are in Washington at the present time, having been called there to represent Oregon in for mulating the new program. Native of Old Russia Views Changes There We wondered what a Russian of the old Tsarist regime thinks of the changes that have taken place In his homeland. We asked Henry F. Blahm. Mr. Blahm immigrated to the United States some 40 years ago, became naturalized, made a com petence at farming on Willow creek below Heppner, and for the last several years has been residing at Walla Walla with his family those who have not established separate homes. He was back in the city Monday on business. Wa asked Mr. Blahm if he had heard recently frnm.any of his rel atives in Russia. More of sadness and remorse than bitterness ani mated his reply. It had been three years since he last heard from two younger brothers who were taken to Siberia as government prisoners in the early part of the Bolshevik! regime. "I would not feel badly about it if they had really stolen anything. They didn't When the Bolsheviki took control, each farmer was told to raise so much. My brothers were told to raise, say 30 bushels of wheat to the acre. They were good farmers and raised 32 M bushels. When the government agents came around they wanted to take all. My brothers believed they were entitled to keep the two and a half bushels the government had not told them to raise. It would have provided them with about a month's 'food supply, whereas hardly anyone was getting'enough to eat in those days. My brothers insisted. Then in the middle of one night, they were tak en from their homes and sent to Siberia." We asked Mr. Blahm if his broth ers had been able to keep in touch with their families. He said he did not know what had happened in the last three years, but when he last heard his brothers had never re ceived any letters from home. If any were written, they had not been delivered. He did not even know whether his brothers were still alive. Several times he attempted to send them money, but only about a third of what he sent ever reached them. He was discouraged in try ing more. The system in Russia has changed since that time, he said. Instead of each farmer being allotted 30 or 40 acres to till himself as was at first done, now immense tracts are farm ed in one operation with an entire community assisting In each oper ation. "There is no incentive for an in dividual to apply himself under the system," Mr. Blahm believed. He didn't know what changes, if any, might be expected. The mass of the Russian people have always been poor. But there will be no re turn to monarchy. Mr. Blahm said his family had always been among the best farm ers in the precinct. That was in the great, broad, flat-lying steppes re puted to be the richest wheat land in the world. They realized that the more the soil was tilled, the greater was the return, and they generally prospered. When the government called for soldiers one-third of the eligible young men was taken from each precinct Mr. Hlahm's services were required for four years. The pay was 46 cents a month. "I had a good time In the army, though," he smiled. "We were sta tioned in the southern part of Rus sia where there were lots of or anges, bananas and grapes, and wine was 20 cents by the bucket. "It was real wine, too, nothing like we have in this country. Peo ple didn't drink It until it was at least 15 yours old. Most persons drank no less than two quarts a day, which kept them In good con dition." Ho recalled a custom of that section of Russia. "Amcrl- Last Rites Held for Mrs. Lillian M. Baker Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in this city at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning for Mr.-. Lillian M. Baker, 61, who died suddenly from a stroke at her home in t le early morning of the day pre vioi s. Her passing came as a shock to family and friends as she was apparently in good health up to the time of death. She resided with her sister, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, and mother, Mrs. Ruth Stevens, at the home on Baltimore street. Rev. R. C. Young, pastor, con ducted the services, as friends and relatives here paid their last re spects to one who had gained the affection and esteem of all who knew her. Additional services were held in Spokane with burial follow ing there later the same day. Lillian M. Stevens was born in Healdsburg, Cal., February 16, 1875. When she was four years of age she came to the John Day country in Oregon. In 1880 the family moved to Washington territory. She attended several schools and Wash ington State college preparatory school. She was married to Isaac M. Baker in January, 1895. They made their home in Spokane and in the near vicinity of the city un til December 13, 1934, when Mr. Ba ker passed away and was buried in Spokane. She came to Heppner in April, 1935, and had made her home here since with her mother and sister. Besides the mother and sister here she is survived by a brother, Ray Stevens of Joseph, and two sis ters, Mrs. Alex Cline of Seattle, and Mrs. Esther Biglieri of San Fran cisco. Mrs. Baker wa3 a member of the Presbyterian church, and was a true and faithful Christian. 20 Tons of Hay Burned; Battle Saves 50 Tons Hard fighting on the part of mem bers of the Heppner volunteer fire department and others saved three large hay stacks on the E. E. Clark place just below town, as a fourth was consumed by fire that caught when'weeda were burned near by. The fire started about 3:30 Monday afternoon, and the firemen worked more than two hours with the aid of the city Are truck and booster tank before the battle was won. Water from the Wightman farm was hauled (j pick-ups in cream cans and oil barrels to keep the booster tank filled, making it possi ble to keep a steady flow of water in play. Bruce B. Kelley had purchased the hay from the Clarks but a week previous. More than 20 tons were contained in the lost stack, valued at between $300 and $4U0. There were 76 tons in the four stacks. Pioneers Remembered With Good Will Box Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Devin, pio neer residents of Morrow county, were remembered Sunday with a good will box from fellow Rebek ahs. The box, made by Mrs. W. T. Campbell and containing gifts from each member of the lodge, was de livered at the Devin farm home in Sand Hollow by a group Sunday af ternoon. Among those attending the pres entation party were Mrs. Clara Bea mer, Mrs. Olive Frye, Mrs. Etta Parker, Mrs. Tacie Parker, Mrs. Irena Straight, Mrs. Verna Hayes, Mrs. Alice Rasmus, Mrs. Lillie Aiken, Mr. and Mrs. Oral Scott, Mrs. Althea Kirk and daughter. INVESTIGATE PIPE LINE. L. R. Stockman, engineer of Baker; A. H. McLain, PWA engin eer, and Robert W. Neale, district WPA engineer of La Grande, ac companied Mayor Jeff Jones out along the lead pipe line up Willow creek today to make investigations leading to final settlement on the recent pipe replacement work. The work of the contractors was reject ed when final approval was asked. HURT IN LOS ANGELES. Telegraphic word was received by relatives here yesterday evening of serious injury to John Gillese when he fell off a street car in Los Angeles. Gillese is a nephew of Mrs. Frank Monahan, and worked in this county for some time before obtaining a job as street car con ductor in the southern city a few months ago. FOUR KILL THEIR ELK. Larrence and Gene Matteson, Wil bur Gourley and Roscoe Cox com posed a party of four elk hunters all of whom were successful in making their bag. They returned from their hunt the end of the week.. M. C. Griswold, holder of a large body of timber in the south end of the county, arrived in the city yes terday from Portland. His field man. L. O. Case, was also a visitor in the city for several days this week. cans couldn't stand to do such things," he said. Whenever a baby was born, a keg of new wine would be put in the cellar to be opened at the time of the baby's wedding. The wedding celebration would last as long as the wine. He recalled attending one wedding celebration where the bride was 18 and the bridegroom wa3 22. It lasted 11 days. The wine was poured In large cups, and the guest was expected to drink It right down. If any remained in the mug when the wine was passed again, the at tendant would hit the bottom of the mug which threw the remaining portion in the drinker's face. Any time one felt he had enough, he would just place his hand over the top of the mug when the attendant came and he would be pnssed with out any questions. Eph Eskelson, 73 is Early Resident Pioneer of County Since 1883 Dies Suddenly at Home; Funeral Rites Will be Held Tomorrow. Eph Eskelson, pioneer of Morrow county since 1883, died suddenly at his home in north Heppner yester day.' Death came as a shock to family and friends who had little warning of the impending end as Mr. Eskelson had been up and about the day previous, greeting his friends up town in his usual friend ly manner. Funeral services are announced for 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Church of Christ, with Al vin Kleinfeldt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Heppner ceme tery. Arrangements are in charge of Case mortuary. Pallbearers will be J. O. Rasmus, M. D. Clark, Chas. Barlow, Howard Lane, W. C. Cox, and John Wightman. Honorary pallbearers are W. T. Campbell, J. J. Wells, R. C. Wightman, Gus Mc Millan, D. O. Justus, L. E. Bisbee, S. P. Devin and W. E. Pruyn. Mr. Eskelson was born January 24, 1863, at Wanship, Utah, the son of James and Catherine Eskelson, natives 6f Sweden and Germany respectively. He came to Oregon as a young man in 1883, settling on a homestead in the Social Ridge district. He married Rosa Benge on November 14, 1896, with whom he celebrated his 40th year of bliss ful wedded life last Saturday. The family home was made for many years on Meadowbrook farm near Lexington, their interest in which was disposed of about ten years ago and they removed their home to Heppner where they have since re sided. Mr. Eskelson was a member of the Church of Christ and I. O. O. F. lodge. In his 53 years of residence in the county, Mr. Eskelson established himself as a substantial citizen whose opinions were always re spected. He was a faithful hus band and constructive builder. Besides his widow he is survived by brothers, oJseph Eskelson of Salem and David Eskelson of Ft. Duschene, Utah; daughter, Gladys Benge of Medford, and a number of nieces and nephews. Among those very close to the family is Otto Ruhl of Lexington who was reared in the Eskelson home. Woolen Articles Display Gives Christmas Hints What the thoughtful woman may give for Christmas is charmingly and colorfully suggested by the Morrow County Woolgrowers aux iliary window at Thomson Bros, store. Mrs. Tom Beymer, in charge of the display, had assembled in the window many articles of wool en handicraft made by members and friends of the local unit. In cluded are almost every conceivable article knitted or crocheted from woolen yarns in vaicolored patterns and designs. There are dresses and sweaters in latest modes, shawls, scarfs, pillow cases and sundry oth er articles both useful and attract ive. "Any woman can learn this han dicraft in a short time and apply it profitably. Especially will the thoughtful woman find woolencraft a very useful and economical meth od of meeting the Christmas gift problem," said Mrs. Ralph I. Thomp son, auxiliary president. Other win dow displays, sponsored by the aux iliary, will be presented in the near future, she said. She believed the attractive display at Thomson Bros, is of interest to everyone, if just to view a thing of beauty. MRS. ABE BLACKMAN DIES. Word was received by relatives here Sunday of the death in San Francisco of Mrs. Abe Blackman. Mr. Blackman was a native of this city, growing to young manhood here and graduating from Heppner high school with the class of 1910. He later attended the University of Oregon, and for many years has been a merchant in the bay city. He married Mrs. Blackman there. Besides Mr. Blackman she is sur vived by a daughter. Cause of death or funeral arrangements were not told in the telegram conveying the news. Mr. Blackman is a cousin of Harold and Henry Cohn. TO JOIN NAVY. Billy Coohell, son of Mrs. Neva Cochell, deputy sheriff, departed Monday evening for Portland in an swer to acceptance of his enlistment application in Uncle Sam's navy. From Portland he will go on to San Diego to enter training. A gradu ate of Heppner high school, Billy attended Eastern Oregon Nomal school last year. He was given a Godspeed farewell by many friends when he boarded the outgoing train Monday evening. BAGS BIG ELK. Pred Hoskins was displaying a large elk head in the rear of his pick-up here last week end, part of his prize of the hunt enjoyed with his brother James Hoskins of Her miston, Charles Carnes of Pilot Rock, Charles Cox and Claude Cox of this city. They hunted on Gran ite meadows In Grant county and three elk were killed In all, Fred's being the largest. , Charles Williams was carrying his right arm in a sling this morn ing, the result of falling from i pile of lumber und breaking the collar bone while at work on his Job as county caretaker. Harold E. Pace, Ford parts man of Pendleton, was calling on local trade today. GOVM ACCEPTS LEAGUE INVITATION Washington Representa tive Still Uncertain; Program Shaping. MEETING DEC. 4 & 5 Banquet First Eevenlng Featured by Martin Address; Wheatmen's Conclave Outstanding;. Governor Charles H. Martin has added the Eastern Oregon Wheat league to his crowded schedule of events to be attended in person, and will be the principal speaker at the annual banquet, according to defin ite assurances Teceived by President E. H. Miller, Lexington, and Sec retary Charles W. Smith of O. S. C. The banquet will be held the eve ning of the first day of the conven tion, December 4 and 5. With the Governor as a major at traction, and the usual features that have made the wheat league banquet outstanding, the local com mittee In charge is expecting a ca pacity crowd for this function. While the exact order of the pro gram has not been worked out as yet, officers have lined up a number of definite items. Word is still awaited as to who will be the rep resentative from Washington, D. C, although those in charge have been assured that someone will be sent Among the Oregon men to ap pear on the program will be W. S. Nelson, manager of The Dalles chamber of commerce, who will speak on Columbia river develop ment, with special attention to the improved transportation facilities which will come with the comple tion of the Bonneville dam. D. E. Stephens, superintendent of the branch experiment station at Moro, is always a popular wheat league speaker on production matters. He will discuss latest information on substitute or rotation crops for the mid-Columbia district. Wm. A. Schoenfeld, director of the Oregon experiment station, is to be on the program this year af ter being absent from several ses sions. He will discuss some phase of the state's agricultural research program. D. E. Richards, super intendent of the eastern Oregon livestock experiment station at Un ion, will be present again to bring up to date the report on feeding of wheat to livestock. Reports of the advance commit tees which are at work on major problems of the eastern Oregon section will be completed in time for general discussion by those at tending the convention. A number of other state officials in addition to Governor Martin, and prominent business men from Portland and elsewhere are expected to attend some of the sessions, as the Eastern Oregon Wheat league meeting is now considered one of the major farm gatherings of the year. ROOMS ARE NEEDED. With commercial housing accom modations already largely taken up for the Eastern Oregon Wheat league conference, Dec. 4-5, it ap pears that it will be necessary to list all residential rooms available to help take care of visitors at that time, announces F. W. Turner, chairman of the housing committee. Anyone who has one or more rooms to spare is asked to list them at Mr. Turner's office immediately. 53 PREDATORS KILLED. A. J. Knoblock. Alva Stone and Burton Barnes, government hunt ers, depleted the predatory animal population by 53 in the month of August. Included were 50 coyotes and 3 bobcats. Each worked 31 days, and Kniblock took 15 coyotes; Barnes, 21 coyotes and 2 bobcats, and Stone, 13 coyotes and one bob cat, according to the monthly re port of the U. S. Biological survey. GRAND JURY MEETS TODAY. The grand jury for the December term of circuit court convened at the court house today by order of Judge C. L. Sweek who was in the city this morning to instruct them. Serving on the body are Olney Sa ling. Marion Palmer, W. W. Klcup, A. M. Baldwin, H. W. Grim, Archie Bechdolt and A. G. Edmundson. MONUMENT COUPLE WED. Miss Jane M. Slmas and James Otis Allstott, Monument young cou ple, were issued license to wed at the local clerk's office, Oct. 31, and were united In marriage the same day by Judge W. T. Campbell. On their return home they wei e greet ed by a charivari party of 40 peo ple. FATHER DIES IN NEBRASKA. Word has been received in Hepp ner of the death of S. B. McFerrin, father of Mrs. Frank Shively, at his home in Howe, Nebr., last week end. He was 93 years of age. Mrs. Shive ly had gone east to be with him, and was present at the time of death. BREAK IN WEATHER. Warmer temperatures and large drops of rain came to Heppner Monday evening to break a cold dry spell of more than a week, bringing hopes of more moisture. Tom Howell, employe at Central market, went to Pendleton today In response to word of the serious illness of his brother, "Yatch" Howell.