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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, December 8, 1949
Volume 66, Number 38
Wheatmen Choose Henry
Baker as League President;
Accept Dalles Bid
Covered in Three
Day Session Here
(Reports on Wheat League
convention prepared by R. G.
Fowler, Jr., OSC Extension
Service Information special
ist.) The Dalles will be host city for
the 1950 annual meeting of the
Oregon Wheat Growers League
and incoming president is Henry
Baker, lone, It was decided here
Saturday as the league's first an.
nual meeting came to a close.
Baker succeeds Paulen Kase
berg, Wasco, as president. Incom
ing vice-president is Donald Mc-
Kinnis, imbier, who served as
chairman of the league's produc
tion and transportation commit
tee during the past year.
Before adjournment, the league
went on record favoring adoption
of the "certificate plan" and will
formulate an aggressive program
in an attempt to push it through
"There's lots of selling to be
done," said R. B. Taylor, Adams,
chairman of the federal agricul
tural programs and land use com
mittee, who detailed the plan to
league members in attendance at
the meeting. The league plans to
enlist aid of other farm organi
zations as well as labor in hopes
of getting the plan adopted as
national wheat legislation.
If adopted, the certificate plan
would eliminate the tax support
ed loan program now In force,
and would take wheat off the
government farm price subsidy
list, those In favor of the plan
point out. That portion of the na
tional wheat crop used for human
consumption would continue at a
pegged or parity price, but mill
ers and other processors would
bear the brunt of the financial
responsibility. Feed wheat, that
portion of the crop sent Into ever-
seas export channels, and wheat
used for Industrial use would
sell at a price based solely on
supply and demand.
LeRoy C. Wright, league secre
tary and Baker county extension
agent, was re elected secretary
treasurer, as was Roscoe Roberts,
The Dalles, who serves as assist
Incoming president Baker was
unable to be present to take of
fice in person. He is a member of
a federal Jury, it was announced,
that is concerned with condemna.
tion proceedings at the McNary
An added office of second vice
president was proposed and adop
ted by the league. Floyd Root,
Wasco, was elected to the post.
John Locke, Seattle, president
of the Millers National Federa
tion, said In discussing the certi
ficate plan, "It Is one program
which we are happy to support.
Both millers and producers will
be able to live with It," he pre
dicted. Speaking of foreign markets,
Locke stated that Canadian wheat
is underselling U. S. wheat In the
Philippine Islands. Since January
1 this year, he continued, when
this country enjoyed 87 percent
of the market, the share of the
market now held by the U. S. has
been reduced to 52 percent.
He stated emphatically that re
cent percentage freight rate in
creases have lost domestic mar
kets in the cast for Pacific north,
Market for 8 to 10 million bush
els of wheat per year from Ore
gon and Washington which would
normally move into California
has been lost due to a CCC differ,
ential which favors southern Ida
ho and Utah producers, Locke
ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORTS
Reporting on work of the Ore
gon Advisory Research Council,
Marion Weatherford, Arlington,
pointed out that the state legis
lature earmarked 51.400,000 for
research work to be carried out
through the stale college this le
gislative blennlum. "For every
dollar spent in the past," Weath
erford said, "$50 is returned an
nually." Basis for a sound national farm
program in the opinion of Lowell
Steen, Salem, president of the Or
egon Farm Bureau Federation, Is
simply a means for preventing
financial disaster. "I question
whether the government should
ever guarantee a profit to any
man," he said.
He pointed out that the pro
posed Brannan plan did. In stat
ing that he was not In favor of
the plan, Steen said: "We will
pay with freedoms we have en
Joyed as farmers if we go along
The league membership passed
a resolution presented by the
youth activities committee head
ed by Virgil Larson, Mlkkalo,
which called for an enlarged 1950
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
At first the women of the So
roptlmist Club of Heppner
thought we would write a noie
of thanks in appreciation to all
who in any way helped to make
' our banquet for the Wheat Lea
gue a success. Then we began
our list and it grew and grew.
So we decided to express our
gratitude through the columns
of the Gazette Times.
It was a tremendous project
and It proved to be a financial
success as a culinary pleasure.
With so many people, grown
up and not, generously donat
ing time and effort it became
a civic enterprise.
We are deeply thankful.
Soroptimist Club of
Dog Poisoner On
Loose in Heppner
Puddles, female Shepherd dog
belonging to Mr. and Mrs. La
Verne Van Marter, died Friday
morning from what appeared to
be strychnine poisoning. A piece
of meat upon which she had been
gnawing was sent to Portland for
examination but no report has
been received from that source to
indicate that she got it from that
source or had picked It up else
A valuable hunting dog be
longing to A. R. Shamblin died re.
cently from the same cause and
It begins to look like someone is
conducting a diabolical campaign
to reduce the canine population
of the community.
fat stock show and sale at The
Dalles. Next year, both 4-H and
FFA exhibitors will compete.
C U aiii A n taa nrAincarl n ra Ti ma
6, and 7.
I The show Dudget lor me imdi
show was also raised to $2,000.
Henceforth, the show will be, family, two others who are em
known as the Oregon Wheat j ployed on his ranch on a year
Growers League 4-H and FFA Fat
Stock Show and Sale.
The production and transpor
tation committee presented a re
solution which was passed re
commending that diverted land
under the wheat acreage produc
tion program be planted to grass
rather than to barley as has been
done on many farms this year.
The league commended the
state highway department for
embarking on a campaign of
weed eradication along state
highway rightaways. Where
rightaways have been seeded to
grass, it was pointed out that not
only has appearance been im
proved but it also reduced the
fire hazard in the wheat areas.
F. P. Aughney, Portland, Mgr.
Grain & Grain Products associa
tion, discussed problems of freight
rates and their effect on wheat.
Other final day speakers included
State Representative Giles French,
Moro, who discussed his plan for
reapportionment of the state leg
islature. "Re-apportionment is the most
Important thing about which you j
will have to vote in 1950," Giles
The league endorsed his plan,
which would give each of Ore
gon's 36 counties a senatorial re.
presentative in the state govern
ment. Members of the house of
representatives would be elected
based on population. He scorned
the proposal outlined and backed
by the Oregon American Federa
tion of Labor which would redis
trict the state by strict apportion
ment by population.
Work carried out thus far by
the Oregon Wheat commission
was commended in a resolution
presented by the wheat disposal
and market development com
mittee headed by Robert Wood,
Weston. It was also suggested
that Information about the certi
flcate plan be forwarded to the
and Warehouseman's Union in
hopes of securing assistance for
Its adoption. The certificate plan,
the league spokesmen pointed
out, is designed to foster more
export business since it would of
fer wheat at a price which would
compete with other grains.
In reviewing information gath
ered on his trip throug the east,
Baum stated that at present there
are no exclusive industrial uses
for wheat In large volume. "Corn,
tapioca, potatoes, and sugar beets
are satisfactory sources of raw
material and offer severe compe
tition to wheat,' 'he said.
Among resolutions passed was
a hearty endorsement of the fun.
damental Federal Crop Insurance
corporation principles. Plan for a
national wheat growers organi
zation was also proposed by the
federal agricultural programs and
land use committee, and It was
Ell Whitney patented the cot
ton gin before he was thirty.
Of Year Awarded
To Condon Rancher
37-year-old Gilliam county
wheat farmer to whom soil con
servation is almost a religion,
Virgil Larson, Mikkalo, was nam
ed "Conservation Man of the
Year" Saturday morning during
the first annual meeting of the
Oregon Wheat Growers League.
From Joe Belanger, Milton,
chairman of the 14-man selection
committee, Larson received a
wrist watch and custody until
the league's next annual meeting
of a wall plague signifying the
honor. On hand to witness pre
sentation was Arthur Jaeger, Con
don farmer, who was declared the
leagues' first "Conservation Man
of the Year" at the meeting held
last year in Condon.
County conservation winners,
each of whom received a silver
belt buckle, were: Umatilla, J. H.
Rea and Son, Milton; Union, Ed
McCanse, North Powder; Morrow,
Frank Anderson, Heppner; Was
co, Bob De Priest, Durur; sner-
man, W. E. Bruckert, Klondike;
Wallowa, Cliford Kuhn, Enter
prise, and Jefferson, Morrow
Larson, who lives in an area
which receives 9 to 12 inches of
annual rainfall, owns a 4407 acre
ranch which includes 3354 acres
of cropland. The ranch lies In an
area subject to wind and water
erosion, and when Larson bought
the place five years ago, it was
run-down and badly eroded, the
A weekly occurrence on the
Larson ranch is the showing of
soil conservation films in his
basement projection room.
around basis, as well as the
neighbors, view the films.
"We have as many as 30 to 35
folks to see some of the pictures,"
The fact that Larson Is actively
engaged in spreading the "con
servation" gospel had much to do
with the judges' decision to
award him the trophy, Belanger
Larson's soil conservation pro
gram Included a switch-over from
the old summer fallow system to
stubble mulch soon after he mov
ed onto the ranch.
Today, he practices cross slope
cultivation and uses deep furrow
drills. He has four miles of diver
sion terraces. "Points" and ridges
have all been seeded down to
grass in an effort to prevent soil
loss due to wind and water ero
sion. He is just getting well started
with a management plan for the
rangeland and expects to have
more cattle in the future.
Larson started "working out"
as a farmhand at the age of 13 in
Gilliam county and with the ex-
ception of school periods has liv
ed there since. He came up "thru
the ranks" as a farmhand, farm
manager, to farm owner.
"The committee felt that Lar
son's mental attitude towards
conservation was an important
factor in his selection,' 'Belanger
While working as a ranch man
ager, Larson had his first contact
with conservation farming inno
vations.. '"My employer heard
about the new method of stubble
mulch cultivation and wanted to
try it," Larson related. "It didn't
take me long to find out that we
didn't have the right tools to do
Larson also had his interest In
conservation whetted at early
sessions of the Eastern Oregon
Wheat League where erosion pro
blems were discussed.
From there Larson branched out
on his own and soon was writing
for information from Oregon
State college, equipment manu
facturers and other government
agencies interested in soil con
servation work. His interest In
conservation moving pictures
School To Present
Of December 22
All Is hustle and bustle at the
school these days in preparation
for the annual Christmas pro
gram, which will be presented
Thursday evening, December 22
at the gym-auditorium.
For this occasion, which has
become one of the outstanding
presentations of the school year,
the operetta "Hansel and Gretel"
will be offered by the grade
school, with the band filling in
to make a well rounded evening
of entertainment. A large cast
will take part In the operetta.
pM C W
Louis Lyons had to go up high to get this view of the first Oregon Wheat Grower League banquet
served by the Soroptimist Club of Heppner to ap-proximately 350 people at the school gymnasium
Saturday evening. In the rear of the stage is Charlie Smith, one time Morrow county agricultural
agent who was master of ceremonies. The photographer was able to capture about two-thirds of the
group in this picture. Missing besides the diners were Robert Collins and his German band. Including
"Gertrude Klotch," and the serving crew which was in front of the curtain.
As usual the GT scribe is
crowded for time and space. This
makes it difficult to cover the
news as well as giving some at
tention to events that are wor
thy of discussion. The principal
thing of interest since the last
issue of the paper was the wheat
league convention and now that
that important meeting is a mat
ter of history it is time to give at
tention to things of more local
Townspeople have an oppor
tunity to display their civic pride
by joining in the contest sonsor-
ed by the Jay Cee-ettes (hope
that is the proper spelling). It en
tered into with the right spirit.
Heppner may easily be placed in
competition with other and larg
er places as the best decorated
town during the Christmas sea
son. Visitors here last week were
generous with their praise for
the effort put forth by the busi
ness interests and think what
could be accomplished by a gen
eral decorative scheme. Possibil
ity of winning one of the prizes
will tempt some to get in the
competition but a far greater sat
isfaction will be found in dis
playing one's civic pride.
Christmas mail in heavy vol
ume is putting in its appearance
at the local postoffice and the of
fice force is properly seeking the
cooeration of patrons during
these pressure days. If you don't
get your packages just when you
think you should, take a look at
the piles of mail and parcel post
stacked up in the local office and
multiply the volume by all the
other postoffices in the country,
and then be patient and forbear
ing. You will live a longer and
What we would like to know is,
when all of us get on the govern
ment payroll, who's going to sup.
port the government?
A four-year-old miss was look
ing at a doll that was gowned in
an elegant black formal and re
marked, "I just don't care for
Ah has fo' queens. Ah wins.
Ah has three kings and a ra
zor. Ah wins.
Boy, yo' sho' do!. How come yo'
Lotus Robison and son Richard
have returned from a two weeks
trip which took them to Bend and
California points. At Bend they
visited Mr. Robisons' sister, Mrs.
O. M. Whittington, and from
there went on to Mt. Hebron, Cal.
to visit his brother and wife, Mr.
and Mrs. S. Tyndall Robison. They
visited the Sacramento valley and
returned to Oregon via the coast
P-TA TO SEE SOUND FILM
NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING
December meeting of the Parent
Teacher association will be held
at 8 p. m. Wednesday, December
14 at the auditorium. The topic
for the evening covers "Founda
tion for Better Family Relation
ships." Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rug
gles will show sound films and
Christmas carols will be sung.
A business meeting will pre
cede the program. A large attend
ance is urged.
EASTERN STAR TO ELECT
Election of officers will be the
order of business at the regular
meeting of Ruth chapter No. 32,
O. E. S. Friday evening. In addi
tion there will be draping of the
altar and final drafting of plans
for the annual joint installation
and dinner on the evening of De
Businessmen Meet Around Festive Board . . .
Briefs of Community . .
Six tables of bridge and nine
tables of pinochle were in play at
the ladies 'night party at the B.
P. O. Elks Thursday evening.
High score in bridge was received
by Mrs. Loyal Parker and second
by Mrs. Harlan McCurdy of lone.
Jin pinochle, Mrs. Ted Hart re
ceived high and Mrs. C. C. Car-
michael of Lexington received se.
cond. Hosts and hostesses for the
I affair were Mr. and Mrs. Orville
' Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Pfeiffer,
Mr. and Mrs. James Farley, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Ferguson and
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Palmer. Mrs.
Archie Murchiscn received the
Word has been received of the
birth of a son on November 24 to
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doolittle in
Portland. He has been named
Dennis Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Doolittle spent Thanksgiving in
Portland and from there went on
i to Medford to visit his sisters.
They are now traveling to Cali
fornia and on to Mesa, Ariz, where
'hey will spend the winter. About
December 20, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Thomas will leave for Mesa to
join the Doolittles. Both parties
will return to Heppner early in
From Butte Falls comes news
of the birth of a son, Joseph Ben
jamin, on November 21, to Mr,
and Mrs. John H. Fuiten.
Mrs. Marvin Wightman and
son Marvin motored to Portland
Saturday to spend the week-end.
Mrs. A. D. McMurdo and Mrs.
Wendall Cleveland returned the
first of the week from San Fran
cisco where they have been visit
ing for the past 10 days .
Chas. McDevitt and Con Doher-
ty of Pilot Rock were transacting
business in Heppner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas mo
tored to Pendleton Wednesday.
Mrs. Thomas Wells returned
home Sunday from Portland
where she has been spending the
past fortnight. Mr. Wells motored
down after her.
A. A. Scouten motored to Port
land Monday to spend the week
looking after business matters.
Mrs. Ethel Zeimants left Friday
for Seattle where she will spend
a month with her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bil
lings. Mrs. Zeimants expected to
spend several days in Portland
before continuing on to Seattle.
She was taken to Arlington by
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Wilson over the week end were
her mother, Mrs. W. M. Fisher of
Post Falls, Ida. and Mrs. Viola
McGivney of Howell, Mich.
Mrs. Lester Wyman is a patient
at St. Anthony's hospital in Pen
dleton, having undergone a ma
jor operation there early in the
Mrs. Sam Turner and Mrs. Ed
na Turner spent Sunday in Pen
dleton visiting Mrs. Ruth Valen
tine who is convalescing at St.
The losing side in the JayCee
ette membership drive entertain
ed the winners and the Jaycees
at a Christmas party Wednesday
evening at the Civic Center. The
JayCee-ettes, in order to stimu
late membership, are divided into
two teams and at the end of a
certain period, the losers must
entertain the winning team. Hos
tesses for this party included
Mesdames Kemp Dick, Richard
Moador, Tom Wilson, Edmond
Gonty, J. J. O'Connor, Al Huitt,
William Barratt, John rfeiffor
and Everett Keithley. Games were
the diversion of the evening. Each
couple brought one dollar in cash
or the equivalent in groceries for
the Christmas basket which Is to
be provided by the group for a
Mrs. Mary Stevens returned
Tuesday evening from Portland
where she spent the first of the
week on a buying trip for her
William Bucknum and John
Healy returned Tuesday from Los
Angeles. Mrs. Healy and Mrs.
Bucknum remained south for a
Mr .and Mrs. Al Bergstrom left
Wednesday for Portland to attend
funeral services for her mother,
the late Mrs. Anna Nelson, who
died Monday in the city.
Frank Davidson made a busi
ness trip to La Grande Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwayne Hughes
and Mrs. N. D. Bailey made a
business trip to Pendleton Tues
Again this year Christmas car
ols chime forth from the small
church erected above the door of
the Hodge Chevrolet company.
The church was put in place
Tuesday and will remain through
the holiday season.
Mrs. Alice Hastings has return,
ed to her position at the J. C.
Penney store following an illness
of some weeks.
Jack O'Connor motored to Pen
Mrs. George Nichols and son
Paul were over from Spray, Tues,
day, looking after business mat
ters in Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Cason were
over from their farm near Lone
Nels Christensen of Boardman
was a business visitor in Heppner
Miss Jean Hanna has accepted
a position as operator at the lo
cal telephone office.
Don Munkers and Jerry Waters
who are w ith the U. S. Coast
Gur.rd at Astoria, spent the week
end In Heppner with Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Munkers. They re
turned to Astoria Sunday and
were taken as far as The Dalles
by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gammell.
Mesdames Ted Pierson, Ken
neth Keeling and J. J. O'Connor
(Continued on page 8)
For Cooperation in
The following is released for
the information of all postal pa
The rate for mailing of unseal
ed Christmas cards when ad
dressed for delivery outside of the
city limits will be 2 cents per
card. No writing whatsoever, ex
cepting the name of the sender
Christmas cards addressed for
delivery within the city limits re
quire the rate of 1 cent each
the regular drop letter rate and
the envelope should be sealed.
Remember, out of town unsealed,
and in town seal them.
Do not mail Christmas cards to
persons whose address you are
not sure of. Unsealed Christmas
cards when undeliverable as ad
dressed are discarded.
Nearly all farms in the Hepp
ner area are served by the Star
route delivery, and mail intended
for such patrons requires the "out
of town" rate, which is 2 cents
for unsealed cards, and 3 cents
Patrons having lock boxes are
requested to learn and use the
combination, and refrain from
sending children and others who
do not know the combination to
ask for the mail.
The mails are Increasing in vol
ume daily, and cooperation of all
patrons will be deeply appreciat
ed by the local postoffice staff,
says James H. Driscoll, postmaster.
0. W. L Banquet
Wins Praise From
Nothing but words of praise
has been heard relative to me
annual banquet which officially
closed the Oregon Wheat League
convention In Heppner Saturday
evening. Upwards of 350 persons
enjoyed the fine meal preparea
and served by the Soroptimist
Club of Heppner and the program
arranged by Judge Garnet Bar
ratt and his committee associates,
Henry Tetz, C. J. D. Bauman and
Harold and Merle Becket
Utilizing the facilities of the
school kitchen ,the Soroptimists,
with the aid of some of the "Sor-
optimisters," and Ernie Parrish,
chef at Easter's grill, and a bevy
of high school girls, assembled
the food in the school build
ing and transported it to the gym
nasium floor where the dishing up
was done. It was an herculean
task but was accomplished in
good time and without acicdent,
and everybody was satisfied.
Roast turkey Oregon wheat
fed turkey ,at that was the piece
de resistance, with accompani
ment of tomato Juice cocktail,
pineapple slaw, relishes, baked
potatoes, whole kernel corn, cran.
berry sauce, Parker House rolls,
topped off with a dessert of fresh
strawberry sundae and home
While the food was being as
sembled, the local hillbilly or
chestra entertained the waiting
throng, even inspiring some com
Shortly after the diners were
seated, Don Heliker sang two
songs, wheat grower style, play
ing his own guitar accompani
ment. Later on Robert Collins and
his German band entertained for
some time, featuring a clever im
personation by Gene Orwick as
the erstwhile "Gertrude Klotch",
in 'The Man in the Little White
Hat" Oliver Creswick, accompan
ied by Mrs. J. O. Turner, favored
with two solos, "Evening Star"
and Malotte's "Lord's Prayer."
Ervin Peterson, director of the
state department of agriculture,
capably substituted for Governor
Douglas McKay who could not
meet the engagement due to a
meeting of governors in Chicago.
Judge Barratt and Henry Tetz
opened the emceeing and "inau
gurated" Charles W. Smith who
carried on throughout the rest of
Swan son Home At
lone To Be Open
To Public Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson
announced early this week that
they will hold open house at their
new home a short distance east
of lone from 1 to 5 p. m. Sunday,
December 11. They have extended
an invitation to the public to
come and have a look at their
fine new residence one of the
finer homes built in Morrow
county in recent years.
For the benefit of any who may
not know the location of the
Swanson home, it faces the Wil
low creek highway on property
Just west of the Emert place.
Friends who have been fortu
nate to visit the residence since
the Swansons moved in proclaim
it the equal of anything they
have seen In either city or coun
Won By Faculty Team
First of a series of intramural
contests came to a close the past
week at the Heppner shcool when
the faculty team was declared
winner of the volleyball series.
The games are played during the
noon hour and provide opportun
ity for the classes to enter teams.
The faculty won four and lost
none; the junior class won three
and lost one, while the seniors,
sophs and frosh each won two
and lost two.
A ping-pong tourney is now
being run off and following that
there will be basketball, and pro
bably baseball when that season
The high school basketball
team participated ina round rob
in at Condon Tuesday evening,
in which Fossil, Condon and Arl
ington were the other competing
teams. The four teams just about
broke even in the play, accord-1
ing to Supt. Leonard Pate, and
the prospects for some red-hot
high school basketball in this
district are most favorable, he de.
EDUCATORS ATTEND MEET
ON REED COLLEGE CAMPUS
Mrs. Marie Clary, high school
teacher from Heppner, was the
official delegate of the Morrow
county teachers to the Represent
ative (.ouncil of the Oregon Tea
chers association in Portland De.
cember 2 and 3. The representa
tive council is the delegate as
sembly of the teachers associa
tion and determines policies and
practices for the organization.
The council met at Reed college.
Henry E. Tetz, rural school sup
erintendent, was reelected mem
ber of the board of trustees from
District No. 7. Mr. Tetz attended
the council as a member of the
board of trustees.
The first sailing club was es
tabllshed In 1720 in Ireland.
Some atmosphere clearing was
accomplished at Monday even
ing's session of the city council
when members of the group un
burdened their chests relative to
the way they think the city's af
fairs are being run and how they
think said affairs should be run.
The burden of their remarks was
leveled at Mayor Conley Lanham,
but the mayor replied that there
is a Job to do and that he is mere
ly doing his best to do a good Job.
The mayor denied that he was
assuming unwarranted authority
or even having any desire or in
tention of trying to run the city's
affairs beyond the authority
vested in the office. He said it
was plainly a case of being "dam
ned if you do,, and damned if
you don't" and the mayor or any
other person had to act according
to his own best judgment
P. W. Mahoney was present and
read a section from the city char
ter under which methods of pro
cedure in street improvements
and other matters is set up. It
was agreed tnat tne cnarter
should be followed more closely
in the future.
The usual grist of bill3 was
ordered paid, and aside from that
and the time spent in airing grie
vances, nothing of note was ac
complished. lone Members Host
Shrine Club Party
The annual Christmas party of
the Morrow county Shrine club
and auxiliary was held Friday
evening at lone with 56 members
present Gifts were brought by
each guest and these were col
lected for crippled children at the
Shrine hospital in Portland. Three
large boxes were filled with the
gifts and these were taken ,.
Portland Sunday by Mr. and Mi
Harry Duvall. Hosts and hostess
es for the affair were Mr. aU.
Mrs. W. C. Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs
Noel Dobyns, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Wentworth, Mr and Mrs. Sam Mc-
Mil lan and Mr. and Mrs. William
Newly elected officers for the
coming year include George Close
of Kinzua, president; J. O. Turner,
Heppner, vice president, and Sam
McMillan of Lexington, secretary
treasurer. For the auxiliary, Mrs.
Margaret Dukek of Fossil, presi
dent; Mrs. J. O. Turner of Hepp
ner, vice president, and Mrs. Mar.
garet Blake of Heppner, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Rosewall are the retiring pres
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To encourage residential yule-
tide decoration to keep apace
with the business section's out
standing holiday appearance, the
Jay Cee-ettes are sponsoring a
contest for the most attractively
decorated homes within the city
limits of Heppner.
Entrance blanks for the com
petition may be obtained at Ly
ons' Photography Studio, which
will also receive the entries. Clos
ing date for listing ones' resi
dence will be Wednesday, Decem
A board of three judges will
tour the city between 7 and 9 p.
m. on Christmas eve to determine
who will win the three prizes of
$10, $5, and $2.50.
TO HOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY
Willows lodge No. 66, I.O.O.F.
and Sans Souei Rebekah lodge
No. 33 are planning a Christmas
party and pie social for the eve
ning of December 14 at 8 p. m. in
the local hall. Instead of the us
ual exchange of gifts each mem
ber will bring a gift suitable for
an individual residing in the Odd
Fellows home in Portland. These
will then be sent to Portland in
time for distribution at Christ
mas. The ladies are expected to
bring pies for participation in the
social following the gift exchange.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements includes Mrs. Cornett
Green. Mrs. Scott Furlong and
Mrs. Ted Pierson.
MISSIONARY VISITS SCHOOL
During his stay in Heppner last
week, Rev. Ira Gillett, missionary
to Portugese Africa, visited the
high school and talked to the
young folk on theeconomie and
social life of that distant land.
He carried quite a supply of
beans native to that country and
each girl student was presented
with one. The native girls con
sider them special agents of Vn
Cupid possession of one being
about all that is necessary to win
a husband. It is said that Mr. Gil
lett was all but besieged by the
feminine members of the high
school in their eagerness to pos
sess one of the coveted charms,
A good shearer can shear from
100 to 200 sheep a day.