OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUD1TOUU'' PORTLAND. CRT.. 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 sub-committees. 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 lows: 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 committees. '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 heart. 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. BURNS-JONES 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. Heppner, PERCY HUGHES, 58' DIES AT PORTLAND 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 dren. Mr. and Mrs. Wood, who visited Mrs. Rea's bedside at close intervals were in the city for the final rites, TO SHOW PICTURES 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. NEW ARRIVALS Just in time for the President's Ball, lovely afternoon and street dresses at the Curran's Ready -to-Wear. 48. 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 games. 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. SON-IN-LAW PASSES 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. HAVE ACCIDENT 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 damaged. 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 By JUNE SMITH 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 president. 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 second. 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 work. ! COLORED CO-EDS TO PLAY 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 skater.