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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, Nov. 24, 1938
And County Heads
Tell of Wool Work
Importance of In
dustry Stressed by
Ladies Before Lions
Men freely accuse women of tak
ing their jobs away from them, but
often it works the other way, said
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, president of
National Wool Growers auxiliary,
before the Monday Lions luncheon.
Mrs. Mahoney appeared before the
service club meeting with Mrs. Ralph
I. Thompson, president of Oregon
Wool Growers auxiliay, and Mrs. H.
A. Cohn, Morrow county unit head,
in sponsoring a "wool" program.
Mrs. Mahoney cited the wool in
dustry as an example of men tak
ing jobs away from women. Origin
ally all woolen articles were knitted
or woven by women in the home,
but men seeing the commercial pos
sibilities started making them with
machines. Still the hand-made ar
ticles are best, though the machine
made woolens are superior to other
textiles in warmth and durability,
the speaker said.
Ladies of seven states are now
organized in the national associa
tion whose purpose is to promote the
ladies' interest in the wool industry.
Mrs. Mahoney assisted in the orig
inal organization at San Angelo,
Texas, several years ago. Mr. Ma
honey was then president of the
Oregon Wool Growers association,
and it was the wives of the several
state presidents that perfected the
auxiliary set-up. The idea came from
O. M. Plummer of Pacific Interna
tional Livestock exposition fame,
she said. Yakima county, Washing
ton, took the lead in promoting the
' idea. Mrs. Mahoney was looking for
ward to her first return visit to San
Angelo when the national convention
will be held there in January.
As one of the leading industries
in the county, it was pointed out that
welfare of business life of the coun
ty generally depends upon the well
being of the wool industry. Mrs.
Thompson cited that Oregon ranked
fifth among states in wool produc
tion, and that Morrow was sixth
among Oregon counties, according
to the last report of the state wool
growers publication. B. C. Pinckney,
manager local branch First Nation
al Bank of Portland, gave supple
mentary information from a report
just received which showed that
Idaho exceeded Oregon in produc
tion of wool by only 300,000 pounds
in 1938. Both Oregon and Idaho ex
ceeded 17 million pounds. Oregon's
sheep population slightly exceeded
that of Idaho, but the average fleece
weight of the Idaho clip was larger
than that in Oregon.
Mrs. Thompson further enumerat
ed activities of the year to date,
telling of the lamb and wool booths
conducted at the state fair in Salem
and livestock exposition in Port
land where woolen neckties were
sold to help defray expenses of the
advertising projects. She also told
of official visits made to county
units. Mrs. Thompson made an ex
hibit of several leading commercial
brands of woolen ties.
In her turn, Mrs. Cohn told of
activities of the county unit which
has included contributions to com
munity projects such as $25 to the
swimming pool, $5 to the library,
as well as sponsoring style shows,
dinners, and other activities intend
ed to promote public interest in lamb
and wool. The unit had realized $165
from various activities, part of which
aside from contributions to various
worthy causes, would be used to
send a delegate to the state conven
tion at Pendleton.
F. W. Turner, Lions president,
added a personal note to advertis
ing the industry, by relating that
at one time he held the world's
record for having sheared the most
sheep of any man his own age. He
started shearing at 16 years of age
and at 30 had shorn upwards of
Dick Bogoger, high school student,
favored with a vocal solo.
lone People Attend
By MARGARET BLAKE
The national grange convention
has attracted several local grangers
to Portland during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heliker, Mrs. P
C. Peterson, Mrs. Ralph Ledbetter
and Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Smouse were
The Women's Tope club held its
November social meeting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Mor
gan, Jr., last Saturday evening.
High scores were made by Mrs. Clel
Rea and M. E. Cotter, second high
by Mrs. C. W. Swanson and Omav
Rietmann. Other guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Mason, Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Denny, Mrs. Agnes Wlcox, Mrs. M.
E. Cotter, Mrs. Omar Rietmann, C.
W. Swanson, Clel Rea and Homer
Williams. Delicious refreshments
A RUST out l!lll!ll!i
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o There's no need kidding ourselves.
Plenty of cold weather has already
warned us that still colder weather is
o See that your COAL and WOOL sup
ply is adequate.
Just Phone 912
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.
were served. Hostesses were Mes
dames Hugh Smith, Milton Morgan,
Jr., Henry Gorger and Victor Riet
mann. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wood and son
Billy of Portland returned to their
home last Thursday after coming up
to attend funeral services for Fran
cis Bryson, nephew of Mr. Wood.
They were also accompanied by
their daughter, Mrs. Valdys McKen
zie of Eugene.
Other relatives here for the ser
vices were Earl Padberg, Mrs. Opal
Cason and daughter and son, Guyla
and Bobby, of Portland, and Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Kruse and daughter
Karen of Oswego.
Betty Jean Mankin has returned
home from Thornton, Wash., where
she has been at the home of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Misner, the past few weeks..
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Blake returned
to their home at Kinzua Sunday.
They had been visiting relatives here
for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk and
children visited relatives here Sun
day. Joe, who was local depot agent
for a number of years, holds the
same position at Condon and reports
that station a busy one.
Fred Nichoson and Walter Rob
erts were visitors in The Dalles last
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner left
the latter part of the week for a
visit with their nephews and niece,
Harry, Eugene and Minnie Normoyle,
in San Francisco where they are at
tending school. They were accom
panied by Mrs. Nora Brown of
The high school student body en
joyed a party at the gym Friday
Students are working on a comedy,
"A Crazy Mix-up" which will be
presented in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ferris have
moved into the Griffith house on
Mrs. Ida Moore is having her house
Mrs. Wallace Matthews returned
to her home at Roseburg the last of
the week. She was accompanied by
her mother, Mrs. H. O. Ely, who will
visit in the valley for a few weeks.
Jerry Brosnan was a business
visitor in the city Monday from the
Butter creek farm.
Quick-acting P. P. & L. home service girl makes
BRIDE'S FIRST COMPANY
DINNER A SUCCESS
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