Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, January 30, 1941, Image 1

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Volume 57, Number 48
Vital Topics Face
County Outlook
Meeting, Feb. 6th
Defense, Production,
Markets Slated for
Farmers' Discussion
The farmer's part in national de
fense, agriculture production and
market outlook, the effects of the
war on agriculture, and possible ef
fects following the war, and how
these effects are related to the home
will be discussed by some 90 farmers
and homemakers of Morrow coun
ty's outlook conference committees
on land use, crops, livestock, and
farm home and rural life when they
meet in the courthouse, February 6
for an all day session to study past
recommendations in light of chang
ing world conditions.
Each of the sub-committees on
land use, crops, livestock, and farm
home and rural life will meet for
half day sessions following the Feb
ruary 6 meeting to recommend such
further adjustments in the county's
agriculture and in conditions affect
ing farm home and rural life as
seem desirable.
All five committees will meet the
second time on February 19 to ap
prove the recommendations of the
E. R. Jackman of the farm crops
department of Oregon State college,
Arthur King of the soils department
and Mrs. Azalea Sager, state home
demonstration leader, will be at the
two outlook conference meetings to
help lead the discussion on their
related subjects.
A new sound film on national de
fense, "Plows, Planes, and Peace,"
will be shown by C. D. Conrad,
county agent, at the beginning of
the February 6th meeting.
Meetings as scheduled are as fol
Feb. 6, 10 a. m., courthouse, agri
cultural outlook conference.
Feb. 7, 1:30 p. m., county agents
office, sub-committee on crops.
Feb. 7, 7:30 p. m., county agent's
office, sub-committee on livestock.
Feb. 8, 1:30 p. m., county agent's
office, sub-committee on land use.
Feb. 14, 1:30 p. m., county agent's
office, sub-committee on farm home
and rural life.
Feb. 19, 1:30 p. m., courthouse,
second meeting of all conference
'Oriental Fantasy'
Stage Play at Star
On the stage at the Star theater,
Thursday, Feb. 6, will be presented
"An Oriental Fantasy" of music,
singing, dancing and comedy by the
famous Sinn Family of Chinese en
tertainers. The father, Mr. Y. C.
Sinn, acts as master of ceremonies
for this talented Chinese troupe of
nine people, running from Sally the
eldest, the 21 year old daughter and
a pianist of no small ability, on
down to Baby June, a little 3 year
old child singer, who will steal your
Harmony singing by two differ
ent trios, tap, acrobatic, ballroom
and hula dances, comedy and in
strumental numbers make up a fast
and pleasing 45 minutes of clean,
novel stage entertainment
Included in the troupe is a 5-piece
band featuring Harry, the 11 year
old hot and musical trap drummer
and xylophone artist.
A stage show that will both sur
prise and please you and make you
want to see it again.
The marriage of Nellie Burns to
Don Jones, both of this city, occur
red yesterday at Payette, Idaho, ac
cording to news received by friends
to whom the event came as a plea
sant surprise. Mrs. Alta Cutsforth
accompanied the couple. Mr. Jones
operates a local trucking company.
Native of County and Prominent
Stockman Claimed by Illness;
Rites Largely Attended
Percy A. Hughes, 58, prominent
stockman was called by death at
Emanuel hospital in Portland last
Saturday where he had been taken
for observation in an illness of sev
eral weeks' duration.
Memorial services were conduct
ed from the local Episcopal church
Tuesday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock
by the Ven. E. O. Robathan and
Archdeacon Weissenbach of Pendle
ton. A quartet consisting of J. O.
Turner, Marie Barlow and Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Turner, with Mrs. J. O.
Turner at the organ, provided the
music. Pallbearers were neighbors
and boyhood friends, Phil Higgins,
Walter Kilcup, Joe Hayes, John
Brosnan, W. Y. Ball and L. E. Bis
bee. Interment was in Masonic cem
etery. Percy Arthur Hughes was born in
Heppner, November 16, 1882, to Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Hughes, early suc
cessful pioneers in the stock busi
ness in Morrow county. Percy was
born on the ranch which his father
operated until he retired a few years
before his death in 1917.
On February 5, 1905, Mr. Hughes
married Mabel Ayers, daughter of
another Morrow county pioneer
family, in Walla Walla, Wn. To
gether Mr. and Mrs. Hughes con
tinued in the livestock business, liv
ing at various times at Umapine and
on the John Day river besides on
the present home place at Lena.
Mr. Hughes was recognized as one
of the best judges of cattle in this
territory, and he made operation of
his business the foremost interest
of his life.
Besides his widow he leaves two
sons, Edwin and Arthur of Lena,
one daughter, Mrs. Laurence Lutch
er of Milton; three grandchildren,
his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Hughes,
and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Whitfield
and Mrs. John Talbot of Portland,
and one brother, Dr. William Hugh
es of Walla Walla.
The passing of our good friend
and neighbor in middle age will be
keenly felt. Percy was always ready
to offer assistance when needed and
his beautiful country home was hos
pitably open to everyone.
To the family we extend our
heartfelt sympathy.
Mrs. Lulu Rea Spent
Life in Morrow County
Funeral services were held at 10:30
o'clock this morning from St. Pat
rick's Catholic church for Mrs. Al
bert Rea, who died at the Heppner
hospital last Tuesday morning
following several months' illness.
Father Francis McCormick officiat
ed and a large concourse of friends
was in attendance. Interment was in
Masonic cemetery.
Born in Brownsville, Oregon, Oc
tober 19, 1874, Lulu Sperry was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E.
Sperry who early settled in Morrow
county, and most of her life was
spent here. She was no stranger
to the side saddle as a girl, riding
a great deal in her younger days
and being considered one of the best
horsewomen in the county. In later
years she rode side-saddle in Rodeo
parades as a reminder of the real
life of the west which she had lived
in the Morrow county hills. She
was married to Albert Rea at lone,
in August, 1898, who survives be
sides one daughter, Mrs. H. C. (May)
Wood of Portland; two sons, George
E. Summers Sperry of Washington,
and Clel Rea of lone; six grand
children and three great grandchil
Mr. and Mrs. Wood, who visited
Mrs. Rea's bedside at close intervals
were in the city for the final rites,
O. W. Cutsforth, lecturer, has ar
ranged to have Miss Rose Liebbrand
show her slide pictures of Oregon
at the regular grange meeting, Feb.
8. It will be an open meeting and
the public is cordially invited.
Oregon, Thursday, January
200 4-H Workers
Get Achievement
Awards at Meetings
State Leader Makes
Presentations at
Heppner, Boardman
More than 200 4-H club members
were given achievement awards at
meetings held at Heppner and
Boardman last Saturday. These
awards were given to the club mem
bers in recognition of having com
pleted their last year's 4-H club
work and included bronze, silver
and gold pins and achievement
cards. Three year silver pins and
fifth year gold pins are provided
each year by the First National Bank
of Portland for the club members
having completed that number of
years' work.
Leadership pins were also pre
sented to 27 men and women who
have served as local 4-H club lead
ers the past year.
The afternoon program was held
in the Odd Fellows hall in Heppner
with Mr. H. C. Seymour, state 4-H
club leader, and Mrs. Lucy Rod
gers, county school superintendent,
speaking on the 4-H club program
and its importance in the building1
of future citizens and thus tieing
in with the national defense pro
gram. Seymour pointed out that the
4-H club movement has more boys
and girls enrolled than any other
voluntary organization in the world
with nearly' a million and a half
members in 1940.
Reports on last year's activities
were, given by club members includ
ing a report on 4-H club summer
school by Vern McDaniel, a report
on the First National Bank trip to
the Pacific International exposition
by Gene Majfske and Claudine
Drake, who were last year's guests
of the First National Bank of Port
land. The demonstration on posture,
which was awarded first place in
the miscellaneous demonstrations at
the state fair last year, was given
by Irl and Mildred Clary, of the
Hardman Health club.
Entertainment for the Heppner
meeting was furnished by the local
clubs and included a colored quar
tet from the Wheatland Sheep club;
a poem by Yvonne Hastings, Carol
Buschke and Doris Robinson, of the
Hardman Clothing club; a recitation
by Evelyn McFerrin and Lee Mc
Roberts, of the Hardman Health
club; a reading by Neta Bleakman,
of the Heppner Clothing club; an
accordion solo by Walter Skuzeski;
and songs by all of the girls from the
Eightmile Cookery club led by Mrs.1
Victor Carlson, and the Lexingtan
Cooking club led by Mrs. A. F. Ma
jeske. Approximately 150 people attend
ed the Heppner meeting, while ap
proximately 200 attended the ban
quet at Boardman which was fol
lowed by a similar program at
which talks were given by Mr. Sey
mour and Mrs. Rodgers, and reports
by Eldon Lilly and Edwin Ball on
the eastern Oregon livestock tour;
by Frances Skoubo on 4-H club
summer school, and Lavellle Mark
ham on the North Morrow County
fair. Gene Majeske reported on the
First National Bank trip to Port
land. Entertainment at the Boardman
meeting was furnished also by local
clubs and inclcuded a duet by Aud
rey Wilson and Gene Allen, of
Boardman; a song by the Irrigon
clubs, and a 4-H club play given by
the members of the Boardman Camp
Cookery club; also a vocal solo by
Frances Skoubo.
Irl and Mildred Clary gave their
health demonstration also at the
Boardman meeting.
Just in time for the President's
Ball, lovely afternoon and street
dresses at the Curran's Ready -to-Wear.
30, 1941
Mustangs Win From
Fossil, Pendleton
Wheat League Standings
(Eastern division)
Won Lost
Arlington 3 0
Heppner 2 1
Condon 1 2
Fossil 0 3
The Mustangs climbed back into
second place in the Wheatland lea
gue Friday night with a 26-16 win
over Fossil. They then continued
their winning ways Tuesday night
by overwhelming the Pendleton B
squad, 50-28 in the local court. In
the Pendleton game the boys went (
on as wild a scoring spree as has ,
been staged here for many a day.
The Pendleton boys put up a good
game but they could not match the
two-point a minute barrage that the
Mustangs were laying down most
of the time. Barratt was high point
man with 15 points and was closely
followed by Crawford with 14.
The second team set the pace both ;
evenings and won both ot their
Heppner 59 Pendleton 28
Blakely 3 rf Atkins 6
Skuzeski 6 If Duff 2
Snow 8 c Thomson 2
Pinckney 0 rg Porter 3
Crawford 14 lg Brustcher 2
Substitutions: Heppner, Barratt 15,
Scrivner 4, Evans. Pendleon, Kelly,
Perkins 2, Kirby 4, Bender 1, Cat
teral 5. Lieuallen 1.
School Visitors to
Attend Chamber Meet
A special committee of leading
educators of the state who will be
in Heppner next Monday and Tues
day to evaluate the local schools
has been invited to be special guests
of the chamber of commerce Tues
day evening. The . dinner meeting
will be held in the basement of the
Christian church with ladies of the
church serving.
Included on the evaluation com
mittee are D. A. Emmerson, assist
ant state superintendent of public
instruction; James M. Burgess, for
mer local superintendent of schools
now heading the Milton-Freewater
high school; Dr. Roben J. Maaske,
president Eastern Oregon College of
education; Austin Landreth, super
intendent of schools, Pendleton;
George Corwin, superintendent,
Boardman, and Mrs. Lucy E. Rod
gers, county school superintendent.
Word was received Sunday of the
death of John Bromley, husband of
Rachel (Anglin) Bromley, whose
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Anglin,
reside in this city. Mr. Anglin left
early Monday morning to assist with
arrangements for the funeral which
are being held in Yakima at 1:30
this afternoon, with burial in Taho
ma cemetery of that city. Mrs. An
glin was forced to stay home be
cause .of recent illness from which
she had not recevered enough to
stand the trip. Mr. Bromley leaves
to mourn his loss besides his wife,
Rachel, his mother and father, two
brothers, two sisters and three half
brothers. Mr. Bromley contracted
rheumatic fever which settled in his
heart. This together with a stroke
on New Years day eventually led
to his passing. He was an honest,
true and faithful Christian husband.
On a trip to Prineville last week
end, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Strecker
were the victims of an auto accident.
Mrs. Strecker was at the wheel and
the car was movinff slowlv wbtn a
slick olace on a curve was stnirlr
going down hill. The car was thrown
over a fifty foot bank, rolling over
several times before it came to rest.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Strecker received
severe bruises, and Mrs. Strecker
suffered considerably from shock,
being bedfast since their return on
Saturday. The car was considerably
L. L. Matlock and Mrs. Josie
Jones returned home Sunday from
Portland where they had visited for
two weeks.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Local Women Take
High Offices in
National Group
Mrs. Thompson is
President, Mrs. Cohn
Sec, Wool Auxiliary
t i i, -vr: l vtT.
convention held at Spokane, Wash.,
brought honor to two of the Morrow
county auxiliary members who live
in Heppner. Mrs. Ralph Thompson
was elected president of the national
auxiliary, and Mrs. Harold Cohn
was elected secretary. Those of us
who know these two splendid work
ers will appreciate the work and
t- alread , en t(J the organiza.
- K tJlm anrl tnm tW tW
will give to their new offices more
than most.
The offices are for two years, and
others elected at the convention to
fill places in the auxiliary are Mrs.
Emery C. Smith, first vice president
and press correspondent, of Salt
Lake City, and Mrs. Willie B. White
head, of Del Rio, Texas, second vice
The new national president states
that the auxiliary will promote a
wool and lamb consumption pro
gram. "Anyone wishing to help the
local national officers will aid by
getting more members for Oregon,"
stated Mrs. Thompson, who added
that this is the first year Oregon
has not topped the list of member
ship, Texas with 243, being ahead
of Oregon's 213.
A very enjoyable and profitable
time was had at the convention with
a fine program and many other fea
tures. Among those from Heppner
who attended were Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph I. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. Garnet
Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Pinck
ney, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Mrs.
Phil Mahoney, Mrs. W. P. Mahoney
and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ferguson.
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney is a past presi
dent of the national auxiliary, being
the first Heppner woman to be so
honored, and Mrs. Thompson the
Mrs. Thompson gave high praise
to the ladies of the Washington aux
iliary for the fine entertainment ac
corded the visitors, and the showing
of good sportsmanship following the
election in which a candidate from
their number was defeated.
Scout Committee
To Lay Plans for Week
A preliminary meeting of the ex
ecutive committee for the Boy
Scouts met with B. C. Pinckney,
outgoing chairman, at the bank last
evening and named Donald E. Woel
fer temporary chairman. Members 1
of the new committee are Woelfer,
Merle E. Cummings, E. R. Shaffer,
Ray P. Kinne and E. O. Ferguson.
A meeting to complete organiza
tion and lay plans for starting the
new year's work has been called by
the temporary chairman to be held
at the county agent's office next
Wednesday evening. National Boy
Scout week begins February 8, and
special activities in connection with
it will be part of the committee's
I 'riie Colored Co-Eds from Chica-
go, colored women's basketball team,
will give Morrow county hoop en
thusiasts a big thrill when they meet
the Morrow County All Stars at lone
next Monday evening. This game was
formerly anounced to be held at
formerly announced to be held at
tions of athletic skill will be given
by two of the visiting women, one
a former Olympic team member and
hurdling star, and another announc
ed as the world's champion rolling