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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1939
Elects New Officers
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
Election of officers was held at
Willows grange Saturday evening
The new officers are: Master, E. M.
Baker; overseer, Mary Lindsay; lec
turer, Mary Lundell; chaplain. Ken
neth Lundell; steward, Mansel Krebs;
gatekeeper, Paul CBeara; assistant
steward, Marion Krebs; lady as
sistant steward, Dorothy Brady;
secretary, Helen Lindsay; treasurer,
Marjorie Baker: Ceres. Mildred Eu-
banks; Pomona, Geneva Palmer:
Flora, Marjorie Gordon; executive
committee, Oscar Lundell, Geo. C
Krebs and Carl Troedson.
Splendid progress is being made
on the grange halL An army of vol
unteeer workers assemble each day
to help the work along. Twice dur
ing the last week a pot luck dinner
was served at the W. M. Eubanks
home, and nineteen men were
served. It is expected that the first
meeting of the grange will be held
in the new hall on November 25,
with dedication about three weeks
Mrs. Martin Bauernfeind of Mor
gan shipped two Rock Alpine does
to a purhcaser in Maine this week.
George Elder, who recently un
derwent a successful operation in
Portland for the restoration of his
voice, returned home this week,
At the November meeting of the
Womens Topic club, held at Mrs. C
W. Swanson's last Friday afternoon
the life of Sara Bernhardt was stud
ied. Mrs. E. J. Blake read a report
on Bernhardt s Memoirs." and Mrs.
Frank Lundell reviewed, "Sara
Bernhardt" by Baring. Mrs. Clyde
uenny and Mrs. Agnes Wilcox were
co-hostesses with Mrs. Swanson
and Mrs. Blake. Others present were
Mesdames Inez Freeland, Omar Riet
mann, Victor Rietmann, Dorr Ma
son, M. E. Cotter, C. F. Feldman, E.
R. Lundell, Lana Padberg, L. E.
Dick, Clel Ray, Henry Gorger, E.
M.. Baker, Elmer Griffith, Milton
Morgan, Jr., C. W. McNamer and D.
The social meeting will be held at
the C. W. Swanson home Saturday
evening, Nov. 18.
John Clark is staying on Cecil
Thome's ranch near Morgan while
Mr. Thorne is absent on a visit in
The L O. 0. F. at Morgan had a
pleasant neighborhood party at their
hall Saturday evening. Cards and
dancing were enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Beezley of Top
penish, Wash., are visiting at the
home of Mrs. Ella Davidson, who is
Mrs. Beezley's mother.
A play, "Crashing Society," will
be presented by the lone high school
Friday evening, Nov. 17.
A party of friends drove to Pen
dleton Sunday to visit Alex Huber
of Cecil who is recuperating in a
hospital there from a major operation.
Mrs. Frank Lindsay of Morgan
left Wednesday for San Francisco
where she will spend a month vis
Ted Blake is in Kinzua where he
has employment at the milL
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Rietmann
departed Friday by train for Detroit,
and from there they will drive and
visit in the mid-west They expect
to be gone for some time.
Mrs. Blanche Stanisbury of Los
Angeles departed Friday after a
week's visit with her aunt, Miss Em
mer Maynard, and her cousin, Mrs.
County E. O. W. L.
To 3 Committees
Condon Committeemen in each
county within the territory of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league have
been named by the officers to assist
in preparing .reports on the chief
items for consideration at the 12th
annual meeting here Dec. 8 and 9.
Committeemen, as usual, are being
asked to arrive on Thursday and
spend the afternoon and evening
preparing tentative reports for the
consideration of the entire conven
tion. Further program details announc
ed by H. D. Proudfoot of Wasco,
president, and C. W. Smith of Cor-
vallis, secretary, indicate a "high
power" program, unexcelled in the
history of the league. Spurred on by
the knowledge that at least 12 states
outside of Oregon will have dele
gates present at this year's conven
tion, officers are preparing to make
this city the wheat capital of the na
tion for two days.
Additional speakers recently an
nounced to be on the program in
elude Captain H. R. Elliott of the U.
S. army engineers, who will speak
on Present and Projected Develoo
ments on the Columbia River and
its Tributaries." D. E. Stephens,
former superintendent of the Moro
branch station who was transferred
to Washington last year, will attend
the convention and speak on "A
Permanent Agriculture for the Co
lumbia Basin Wheat Territorv."
E. L. Potter, head of agricultural
economics at O. S. C, and Dick Rich
ards of the eastern Oregon live
stock branch experiment station,
will discuss "Possibilities of Feed
ing Surplus Wheat to Livestock.
Holbrook Working, a food research
economist from Stanford, is to speak
on Trend in Prices with Special
Attention to Wheat." Speakers ore
viously announced include R. M,
Evans, national administrator, and
N. E. Dodd, western director, of the
AAA; Earl Snell, secretary of state
and President Bruce Baxter of Wil
lamette university, banquet speak
Ample local accommodations are
assured, although Ed Nelson, chair
man of the arrangements committee
would appreciate advance reserva
Wheat league members from this
county appointed to committees fol
Federal Agricultural and Con
servation Programs: Mac Hoke. Pen
dleton, general chairman: E. H. Mil
ler, Heppner, vice-chairman: Walter
Holt, Pendleton, secretary.
Production, Marketing, Handling.
.transportation and Weed Control:
O. W. Cutsforth, Lexington, general
chairman; Clarence Pvles. Enter
prise, vice-chairman; G. R Hyslop,
Corvallis, secretary. O. W. Cuts
forth, county chairman; C. D. Con
rad, secretary; Joe Devine. Lexine
ton; Bill Doherty, Lexington: M. E.
Duran, Lexington; Harry Duvall,
Lexington; M. J. Fitzpatrick. lone:
E. C. Heliker, lone; Ralph Jackson,
.Lexington; Fred Mankin, lone: Chas
Marquardt, Lexington; Chas. Mc-
Elligott, lone; F. S. Parker. HeoD-
ner; Bert Peck, Lexington; Al Troed
son, Morgan; Sam J. Turner, Hepp
ner; D. M. Ward, lone; J. J. Wight
man, Heppner; E. W. Christopher
son, lone; A. W. Lundell, lone: Wer
ner Rietmann, lone: Oral Scott.
Federal Agricultural and Conser
vation Programs: H. V. Smouse.
lone, county chairman; C. D. Con
rad, Heppner, secretary; Floyd Ad
ams, Hardman; Ralph Akers, lone;
Louis Bergevin, lone; John Berg-
strom, Eightmile; V. L. Carlson, lone;
Chas. B. Cox, Heppner: Chas. Jones.
Heppner; Louis Marquardt. Lexing
ton; E. H. Miller, Heppner; F. E.
Parker, Heppner; Henry Peterson,
lone; Frank Saling, Lexington; Cleve
Van Shoiack, Heppner; J. O. Kin
caid, lone; Walter Becket, Heppner;
Clive Huston, Heppner; Frank Moy
Taxation, Legislation and Rural
Electrification: R. B. Rice, Lexing
ton, county chairman; C. D. Conrad,
Heppner, secretary; Lee Bekner,
lone; Henry Baker, lone; Terrel
Benge, Lexington; C. E. Carlson,
lone; Bert Johnson, Heppner; Glen
Jones, Heppner, G. N. Peck, Lex
ington; Oscar Peterson, lone; Law
rence Redding, Eightmile; J. O.
Turner, Heppner; Chas. Valentine,
Lexington; O. E. Wright, Heppner;
Minnie McFarland, Boardman; Chas.
Becket, Heppner; R. K. Drake,
Heppner; C. F. Bergstrom, lone.
HEARS COUSIN SCORE
When Gordon Olson, salesman
from Goldendale, Wash., was in the
city Saturday afternoon he took
time off to park by a radio to hear
the game between Oregon State and
U. of O. His thrill from the game
was considerably enhanced when he
heard report of the 93-yard run to
touchdown by one Bob Olson, as
Bob is his cousin.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 16 Gov
ernment economists are painting a
brighter picture for farmers for
1940. According to these experts, the
income of farm families will be
higher than in 1939; government
payments will be about the same as
this year; purchasing power will be
greater and more money will be
available for farm home conve
niences. Other predictions: There
will be a further decline in farm em
ployment, and decrease in horses,
because of greater use of mechan
ized equipment, although prices will
be higher for farm machinery; feed
prices will be up. ditto fertilizer
prices, and prices paid by farmers
for seed will be higher. On the
whole, the economists figure next
year will be substantially better for
fanners than the current year, with
an abundance of money available
for short term loans.
Rural rehabilitation keeos tabs on
the 232,000 clients of the Farm Se
curity Administration. These clients
produce foods for home consumDtion.
and the national average per family
is 405 gallons of milk. 120 dozen eggs.
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67b pounds of meat. 221 auarts of
canned fruits and vegetables, and
27 bushels of fruits and potatoes.
Now, with the exception of milk,
the clients in Oregon, Washington
and Idaho greatly exceed the na
tional average, and in the canned
fruits and vegetables and the m.
tatoes, the northwest is far in the
lead. The average family (client of
rehabilitation) in the Oregon-Wash
ington section has 317 quarts which
have been put up at home, and 55
bushels of spuds and fruits.
United States Maritime commis
sion is advised that Portland people
are willing to initiate negotiations
with the commission with the view
of establishing a service to the orient
out of the Columbia river. The com
mission has already arranged for
private operation of an oriental ser
vice from Puget Sound and San
Visible evidence of the extent to
which American fiag ships are han
dicapped as a result of neutrality
law restrictions is consolidating sup
port for a demand that negotiations
be hastened in the drafting of a new
trade treaty with Japan. It is roint-
ed out that Pacific coast shipping
does not come under the restrictions
which have closed ports in belliger
ant countries to American vessels
and that Japan and the entire orient
offer a more profitable field than
cen be developed in South America
for many years to come.
United States trade with Japan
has always been profitable and in
recent years the favorable trade bal
ance has been in the ratio of two to
one in other words, for every dol
lar's worth of goods imported that
country has purchased two dollars'
worth of American goods and ma
terials. Japan is America's third best
customer in the foreign trade field
and, under normal conditions, the
volume has shown a steady increase
from year to year.
In the first nine months of this
year the government payments to
farmers m Oregon amounted to $4,
801,000 (better than $4 for each man.
woman and child in the state);
Washington's payments were $6,280,-
War and the special session of con
gress prevented President Roosevelt
from visiting the Pacific northwest
m beptember, but the trip has not
been cancelled entirely. Sometime
next year, possibly while congress is
holding its regular session, the pres
ident intends leaving the national
capital for a look-see of Oregon and
Washington, among other states. If
he is not eletced for a third term the
journey next year will be his last
to the northwest in his official ca
pacity. Mild mannered Cordell Hull, sec
retary of state, becomes hostile
whenever any member of the north
west delegation protests to him
against the trade treaties which are
injuring agriculture in that region.
He has put the Oregon-Washington
senators on notice that he will fight
them to a finish in the next session
of Congress when a senate group will
oppose continuation of the reciprocal
trade policy. As a potential nominee
for the presidency, Secretary Hull is
not helping himself with the farm
Government scientists in the na
tional capital are engaged in mak
ing laboratory tests of low grade
bauxite (raw material for alumin
um sent from Marion county). The
question to be solved is whether
this grade of bauxite can be prof-
itably used with the very cheap
power from Bonneville. There is
supposed to be an extensive deposit
in the Santiam country.
Mrs. Ora Bleakman has closed the
dress shop operated for the last year
in the Roberts building on Willow
street. She announces that she does
not intend to leave Heppner, saying
it is a mighty fine town.
6-in. Cake 29c
8-in. Cake ...... 59c
Pumpkin Pies 25c
Bread, Rolls and
Mb. Pkg. 10c
G. E. Wharton of Portland, credit
bureau representative, was in the
city Monday on business.
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