OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLI C AUDI TO" 1 V PORTLAND. 0 c . Volume 56, Number 37 Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1939 Subscription $2.00 a Year Major Problems To be Discussed By Wheat League Two-Day Program for Condon Conclave Dec. 8-9 Released Condon A fundamental discussion of current world affairs as related to agriculture will be featured on the program of the twelfth annual convention of the Eastern Oregon Wheat league, to be held here De cember 8 and 9, according to the program just issued by officers of the league. While most of the program num bers are concerned with eastern Or egon problems, some are of a more general nature, such as the address by Holbrook Working of the food research institute at Stanford uni versity, who will speak on "Influ ences Likely to be Most Influential in Determining the Course of Prices Generally During the Present War." Committees will meet Thursday afternoon to draw up preliminary reports for final consideration in the regular meeting. R. M. Evans, ad ministrator of the AAA; D. M. Stev ens, now of Washington, D. C, and D. E. Richards of the Union branch experiment station are the first day's speakers, while N. E. Dodd, west ern AAA director, R. H. Elliott and Warren H. Marple of the Bonne ville dam staff, and E. L. Potter of Oregon State college are second day headliners. Announcement of winners in the National Wheat Acreage Adjust ment contest sponsored zy the league will be made Friday afternoon when a representative from the winning county will be heard. Nineteen of the 31 major wheat producing states have submitted records for the con test. The final winners will have been selected from 942 counties, each of which produced 10,000 acres or more of wheat. At least 12 states are send ing representatives to the wheat league meeting. The condensed wheat league pro gram follows: Friday, December 8 Forenoon (9:30) Welcome by W. L. Hollen, mayor of Condon; re sponse by Carl Engdahl of Umatilla county. President's annual address by H. D. Proudfoot of Wasco; report of the secretary-treasurer, Charles W. Smith. "Cultural Practices for a Permanent Agriculture in the Co lumbia Basin," D. E. Stephens, bu reau of plant industry, Washington, D. C. Afternoon ( 1 : 30) "Experimental Results of Feeding Wheat to Live stock," by D. E. Richards, superin tendent of the Union branch experi ment station: "A National Wheat Policy," by R. M. Evans, adminis trator of the Agricultural Adjust ment administration, Washington, D. C; "Influences Likely to be Most Influential in Determining the Course of Prices Generally During the Present War," by Holbrook Working, food research institute, Stanford university; report of rep resentative from winning county in National Wheat Acreage Adjustment contest. Evening (6:30) Banquet with Earl Snell, secretary of state, toastmas ter; "Modern Responsibilities," by Dr. Bruce R. Baxter, president of Willamette university. Saturday, December 9 Forenoon (9:00) "Past and Pro jected Improvement of the Colum bia River and Its Tributaries," R. H. Elliott, corps of engineers, Bon neville dam; "The Economics of Feeding Wheat to Livestock," E. L. Potter, head of division of agricul tural economics, O. S. G; "Wheat Loans and Wheat Prices," N. E. Dodd, director of western division, AAA; report of the committee on federal agricultural and conserva tion programs by Mac Hoke of Pen- 30 Local Elks at The Dalles Meet Thirty members of Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks, attended the spec ial meeting of The Dalles lodge Mon day evening which honored the visit of Henry C. Warner, grand exalted ruler. Five candidates from the lo cal lodge were inducted with the large class initiated in the grand exalted ruler's honor. E. Harvey Miller, exalted ruler; Loyal R. Parker, secretary; J. O. Turner, treasurer; V. R. Runnion, esteemed lecturing knight; P. W. Mahoney, esquire, were among local officers in attendance. Among local members attending were Sam McMillan Gene Ferguson, Clyde Denny, Hugh Smith, Richard Lundell, Carl Allyn, Bert Mason, Carlton Swanson, K R. Lundell, Vernor Troedson, Walter Luckman, F. W. Turner, H. A. Duncan, D. M. Ward, O. L. Smith, W. C. Rosewall, Lloyd Burkenbine, Eddie Kenny, L. H. Holboke,. Darrell Padberg, Earle Brvant. Logie Richardson, Luke Bibby, O. G. Haguewood. Expect Wool Imports Increase; Price Up Washington, D. C, Nov. 23 Con siderable increase in wool imports is predicted before the 1940 domestic clip is available, according to gov ernment experts. Stocks in this country are now relatively small and mill consumption is expected to con tinue at a high level. In the first nine months of this year imports of apparel wool were 61,000,000 pounds compared with 18,000,000 for the same period last year. Since the war started September 1 wool prices have increased 50 per cent, which, according to the experts, may be the peak, but this depends on what Great Britain does with the wool clip of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Some of the wool controlled by Great Britain will be distributed in the United States. It is expected tha 36,000,000 pounds will be imported from Ar gentina. Kinzua Pine Mills Buy More Timberland Recent transfer of 1080 acres of timberlands in this county to Kin zua Pine Mills is shown by the rec ords at the clerk's office, extending their large holdings in this county. First National Bank of Portland was grantor of 800 acres in Sections 25 and 26; Tp. 5 S., R. 25, and Es ther J. Holmes was grantor of 280 acres in Section 27, Tp. 6S., R. 25. BALDWINS LEAVE Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Baldwin and children left this week to make their home at Salem, Mrs. Baldwin and children left Sunday and Mr. Baldwin followed on Tuesday. The well wishes of a host of friends ac company them to their new location, ENLISTS IN AIR CORPS Enlistment of Bobbie E. Morgan of Albany and formerly of this coun ty, in the U. S. army air corps, was announced recently by Lt. Col. H D. Bagnall, recruiting officer at Portland, according to a dispatch in the Baker Democrat-Herald. SELL RESIDENCE Record of deed was made this week transferring the Andrew Bald win residence property near the school to Harold W. Buhman. Judge C. L. Sweek was in the city Tuesday, holding order day in cir cuit court. dleton, chairman. Afternoon (1:15) "Plans for Dis tributing Bonneville Power," War ren H. Marple, rural marketing spec ialist, Bonneville project; report of committee on production, handling marketing, transportation and weed control by O. W. Cutsforth, Lex ington, chairman; report of the com mittee on taxation, legislation, and rural electrification by Millard Eak in, Grass Valley, chairman; election of officers. Property Tax Aid, Heip on Relief Load Courts' Proposals Taxes on Gross Income, Sales, Cit ed at State Meet Some form of relief for taxes on property and outside assistance for counties in handling the relief bur den were two essentials in obtaining more equitable county government recognized by members of county courts who cosvened in state ses sions at Portland last week, reports Judge Bert Johnson. Judge Johnson served as a mem ber of the state committee handling relief, while Commissioner George Peck chairmaned the committee on taxation. Commissioner L. D. Neill also attended, and Hary Tamblyn, county engineer, attended sessions of the state convention of county engineers, held coincidentally. One joint meeting of the engineers and county courts was held. Court members proposed two means of relieving property taxes, said the judge, though definite rec ommendation was given neither, One proposal was for a gross in come tax, the other for a sales tax, each with property tax offset. . Answering a need in handling county charges at eleomosynary in stitutions which require county do nations, the courts' convention rec ommended that $5 a month for each charge at such institutions be paid quarterly to the institution caring for the charge. This system was believed . generally more equitable than making a lump donation to any institution which may or may not care for charges from the county making the donation, Judge John son said. Adoption of this recom mendation in Morrow county would revise a practice heretofore follow ed of singling out certain institu tions for assistance. Thorough discussion in commit tees was had of all problems jointly affecting the several counties with view to standardizing practices in the most efficient way possible. Judge Johnson believed this year's meeting to have been very fruitful. Governor Sprague and Secretary of State Snell were among headline speakers. Asa B. Thomson Rites Held at Echo Funeral services were held from Echo Tuesday afternoon for Asa B. Thomson, 69, long-time resident of Butter creek and one time state leg islator from Umatilla county. Mr. Thomson took his own life in Port land last Friday, despondency as re sult of ill health given as the cause. L. D. Neill, county commissioner and old-time friend of the deceased, had visited with him in Portland the day before and was given no idea that such an act was contemplated. Mr. Thomson was born in Pen dleton, July 15, 1870, the son of the late Oscar F. Thomson. Reared on Butter creek, he operated a ranch there for many years. He was elect ed to the legislature from Umatilla county in 1900, appointed receiver of federal land office at La Grande in 1903, and in 1920 took the office of treasurer of Federal Land Bank of Spokane. He married Carrie A. Stanfield in 1897 and she passed away last spring. A daughter, Elna in California, survives this union, and he is survived also by two brothers and three sisters: Mrs. E, P. Jarmon of California; Mrs. Rilla Allen of Idaho, and Mrs. Phoebe Bartholomew, Sloan Thomson and Allen Thomson, all of Echo. He re cently remarried to Mrs. Nita Stan field, who also survives. They made their home at Pacific City. Mrs. E. R. Lundell of lone was a business visitor in the city Monday. Audience Won by Senior Class Play ''House of Horrors," senior class play, horrified, terrified, startled and amused a large audience at the high school gym-auditorium last Friday evening. Shrieks of terror pierced the stage darkness, revolver shots flashed and the cracking reports caused shivers to trickle along spines. All of which brought concurrent opinion that it was one of the best school plays ever presented before a local aud ience. Norbert Peavy directed the production. Exceptionally well chosen cast with natural attributes of players drawn out in the various roles, in cluded Norma Prock as Janice Can trell, Shirley Wilson as Chloe Clark, Harold Armstrong as Guppy, Juan ita Phelps as Mrs. Shump, Dorothy Howell as Maryan, Jack Merrill as Dick, Don Jones as Singh, Wilbur Worden as Cantrell, Bill Blake as Herbie Hipper, Lois Jones as Wanda Wilde, Margaret Doolittle as Pansy, Howard Wray as Variloff. Thoroughness and reality of make-up, which in several instances completely concealed recognizability of actors, was a tribute to behind stage assistants. Progress Report Given in Roll Call Going into the final week of the Red Cross roll call, Russell McNeill, county chairman, reports a total of 280 memberships turned in to date toward the allotted goal of 400. The 280 memberships represent total cash received of $300. About 200 of the memberships so far reported are from Heppner, which is ahead of the number ob tained here last year, said McNeill. Most of the outside districts are un reported. Anyone not contacted who wishes to join may leave the requir ed dollar with Mr. McNeill at the local bank and official receipt and pin will be issued. State Speaker Set For Elks Safety Meet Hugh Rosson, safety director from the office of Earl W. Snell, secre tary of state, will address a safety meeting slated by Heppner lodge 358 B. P. O. Elks for the evening of December 14. In addition to his address, Mr. Rosson will exhibit movies of safety work. The lodge is extending an in vitation to the public to hear Mr. Rosson, and the exact time of eve ning he will appear will be announ ced later. CASTEEL-DOHERTY Father Richard J. Healy solem nized nuptials which joined Miss Mary Jane Casteel in holy wedlock to Mr. Bernard Doherty, at the Ca tholic rectory last Friday. Francis J. Doherty and Mrs. Gertrude Ap plegate, brother and sister of the bridegroom, accompanied the young couple. A large group of friends re ceived the newlyweds following the ceremony. Mrs. Doherty is the daughter of Doyle Casteel of Ariz ona, who has made her home in Heppner for some time with her aunt, Mrs. George Cason. Mr. Do herty is the son of Mrs. Catherine Doherty of this city and graduate of Heppner high school. The young couple will make their home on the Doherty farm in Blackhorse, fol lowing a wedding trip to Portland and Seattle. Both are popular young people who are accorded felicita tions of a host of friends. LICENSE ISSUED License to wed was issued at the clerk's office on the 15th to Ray mond K. Drake, Jr., and Miss Maude Parmenter, the latter of Benton county. "What do women talk about when they're alone?" THE WOMEN, com ing to the Star Theater Sunday and Monday may be the answer it cer tainly does tell on the ladies! And it's all about men! Boy Scouts to be Fully Launched At Dec. 4 Meeting Public Coopera tion Asked by Leader at Lions Final organization of the new Boy Scout troop in Heppner will occur the evening of Monday, Dec. 4, when Scout Executive Hoover of the Blue Mountain council will be present to help give the boys a good send-off. This announcement was made by Martin B. Clark, scoutmaster, in a message on scout work brought to the Monday Lions luncheon. Emphasizing importance of the uniform as a means of creating pub lic consciousness of scout work, Mr. Clark said the leaders will endeavor to have every scout so outfitted, so that when they assist in public func tions one of the aims of helpfulness that the organization promulgates the public may be aware of the or ganization. According to ritual each scout is expected to earn his own uniform, and Mr. Clark said that business houses and residents of the city generally could assist the boys by giving them such odd jobs as may be available. Twenty-eight boys so far have signified their intention of joining the troop, and the scoutmaster be lieved it significant that the major ity of these had no previous scout work. This, he believed, reflects the favorable reputation of scout work generally. Citing the scout oath, in which each scout pledges to do his best to keep himself mentally alert, physic ally strong and morally clean, the leader emphasized importance of public consciousness of these ideals that the scouts might be surrounded by a type of citizenry that commands respect and serves as example to in spire the scouts in their work. Co-operation of parents and townspeople generally is required for successful scout work, he said. Walter Depew, guest at the meet ing, outlined beiore tne ciuo a Christmas season opening plan that had been used successfully for two years at Pomeroy, Wash., adoption of which in Heppner was favorably considered. Mrs. Alice Cochran Long lone Resident Funeral services were held from Phelps Funeral home here Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Minnie Alice Cochran, long-time resident of lone, who died at Morrow General hos pital, Sunday. Rev. Clifford W. No ble, Pentecostal minister, officiated, and a large number of relatives and friends paid respects at the chapel service and at the interment in Ma sonic cemetery. All surviving chil dren were present at the services. Mrs. Cochran was the widow of the late Oscar Cochran, and the family was long prominent in the lone community. Surviving are two sons, Elmer of Portland and George of Salem, two daughters, Mrs. Eu nice Warfield of this county, and Mrs. Venice Ahalt of Salem; two brothers, Charles Ritchie of Hepp ner and George Ritchie of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Rolfson and Mrs. Rose Miller, both of Port land. Minnie Alice Ritchie was born in Cherokee county, Kansas, Oct. 17, 1875, to Alexandra and Barbara (Habern) Ritchie. She was married to Oscar Cochran at lone when quite young and had been a resident of that city til the last two years when she resided here. She was a mem ber of the Pentecostal church. E. B. Wattenburger, Pine City honey dispenser, was transacting business in the city Monday. He re ports finding a lucrative outlet for his fine honey in this city.