REGON HISTORICAISOCIETY UBLIC AUDITORIUttfl PORTLAND. ORE.RJ Volume 58, Number 11 Wheat Loans Out If Marketing Quotas Fail, Says Steen State AAA Men Bring Messages on 31st Referendum The wheat marketing quota ref erendum was discussed at Heppner Tuesday, May 13, at a meeting at tended by county and community committteemen of the Morrow coun ty ACA. Will Steen, Umatilla coun ty farmer and chairmaij. of the state AGA committee, was a featured speaker and was accompanied by E, L. Ludwick, state commodity loan assistant. Mr. Steen pointed out in his talk that United States wheat growers were confronted with huge supplies of wheat and nothing but a domes tic market to look forward to in the near future, and that without the price stabilization effect of the loan program, wheat prices would undoubtedly drop to low levels. He pointed out the following reasons for the huge supplies of wheat in the '" United States: Above average yields for the past few years; loss of ex ports due to blockade and encour agement of wheat production in the European area, and that these fac tors, together with the fact that the 1941 wheat acreage allotment for the United States was set at a high level to guarantee plenty of food through any emergency, leaves us with a supply above prospective needs of over 400,000,000 bushels. He went on to say that United States farmers had the means thru the marketing quota and loan pro gram to control these huge supplies without allowing them to depress the market and that the choice as to whether this method would be used will be up to the farmers them selves in a nation-wide referendum on wheat marketing quotas to be held May 31. Mr. Steen warned that if the quota referendum fails to car ry there will be no loans on wheat in 1941 and that this would be very bad for our wheat prices. On the other hand, if the referendum car ries, the loan program will be as sured and it appears likely that the loan value will be increased from present levels to between 75 cents and 85 cents net to a Morrow coun ty grower. He closed his remarks by empha sizing that it was a choice that far mers themselves must make and urged that all eligible voters make it their duty to go to the polls on May 31 and cast their ballots. Poll ing places for Morrow county will be as follows: Morgan and lone communities, Le gion hall at lone. Lexington community, Leach hall at Lexington. Alpine community, Alpine school house. Eightmile community, Eightmile schoolhouse. North Heppner and South Hepp-ner-Hardman communties, Morrow county courthouse. Polls will be open from 9 a. m. to 9 p, m., Saturday, May 31. At the close of the meeting it was announced tliat a public meeting will be held in the courtroom of the Morrow county courthouse at Hepp ner on Monday, May 26, starting at 1:30 p m. This meeting will be de voted to explanations and discussion of the wheat marketing quotas and an interesting program will be pre sented. Bob Taylor, vice-president of the Eastern Oregon Wheat league, will be the featured speaker. All persons concerned with the welfare of the wheat industry should attend this meeting. MORE SHOWERS COME Additional showers this week to taling .41 inch, brought total pre cipitation for May to date at Hepp ner up to 1.35 inch, reports Len L. Gilliam, official observer. Heppner, VOTE FAVORABLE FOR SOIL DISTRICT Bare Margin for Organization Indicated in Results; Formation Pends Action of State Group A favorable vote was cast by the landowners within the proposed Heppner Soil Conservation district at the referendum held last Satur day. Creation of the district is pend ing on recanvas of the votes and final approval by the State Soil Con servation committee. Eligible voters voting in favor of , the district equalled 50.6 percent. This included 316 votes, while 11 ballots were cast against the crea tion of the district. Acres voted numbered 517,000 out of a total of 702,500. Out of the acre age voted, 504,000, or 7L7 percent, voted for creation of the district and 13,000 acres were voted against it. Fifty percent of the landowners and at least sixty percent of the land must vote for creation of the dis trict before a district can be created. According to C. D. Conrad, county agent, the State Soil Conservation committee must recanvass the vote and give their approval before the district will actually be organized. 25 More Men Set For Classification Another batch of questionnaires is being mailed today from the local Selective Service office, covering 25 more registrants who come .up for classification. With order number, name and address they are: . 238 Alfred Lawrence Lovgren, Hardman; 239 Vernon Cecil North ness, Hermiston; 240 Charles Howard Davidson, lone; 241 Ronald John Coblantz, Heppner; 242 Harold Ken neth Peck, Arlington; 242-A Charles Edward McMurdo, Fairbanks, Alas ka; 243 Alfred Edward Turner, Boardman; 244 Earl Sylvester Hott man, Heppner; 245 Elroy Cecil Ellis, lone; 246 Joseph Andrew Mahon, Heppner; 247 Loyd Leeland Bur kenbine, 7437 North Chicago, Port land, Oregon; 248 Eugene Myles Stone, Heppner; 249 Paul Kenneth Gullings, 309 W Market. Aberdeen, Washington; 250 J. Deane Ekleberry, Morgan; 251 John Archie Padberg, Lexington; 252 Jack Raymond Bailey, Star Rte., lone; 253 Donald Clyde Tannehill, Boardman; 254 Thomas Israel Wil son, Heppner; 255 James George Thomson, Jr., Heppner; 256 Adren Allen, Irrigon; 257 Roy Dean Bab cock, Eightmile; 258 Harold Oliver Kincaid, lone; 259 Conley James Lanham, Heppner; 260 Herman Blet tell, Heppner; 261 Henry John Phelps, Boardman. Heppner Ladies Will Make Trip to East Because of their efforts as presi dent and secretary, respectively of National Woolgrowers auxiliary in promoting the sale of woolen arti cles, Mrs. Ralph I. Thompson and Mrs. Harold Cohn of this city will leave next week on a trip to New York and Boston as guests of the Botany Woolen mills. Proffer of the trip recently came as a complete surprise to the local ladies, who feel that they have been greatly favored by the gift. MEMORIAL GIVEN UNIT As a memorial to Lena B. Cox, his late wife. Charles B. Cox has donated a hospital bed and acces sories to the American Legion aux iliary for use of the community. As the auxiliary does not have a hall, the bed has been loaned to the Mor row County Health association for their health closet, located in the Humphreys building. Mrs Cox was a past president of Heppner unit and at time of passing was president of District No. 6, also community service chairman of the local unit. HANNA SHEEP SHIPPED J. I. Hanna shipped 796 head of ewes and lambs from the local yards Monday evening, consigned to Ahol, Idaho. Oregon, Thursday, May 15, Round-Up Starts For Community Auction The 24th Lists to be Complet ed in Week; Variety Offered on Block Cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and turkeys, as well as wheat and other farm produce, machinery, furniture, cakes and pies and what have you are on the lists of donations for the high school band benefit auction, beginning at 10 o'clock in the morn ing, Saturday, May 24. Local people are working in all rural communities and in all Hepp ner districts getting the contribu tions for the auction to raise money needed by the band for new uni forms. , C. D. Conrad, general chairman for the event, announces that work ers are expected to have lists com pleted and turned in by next Thurs day. The auction, with Bob Runnion doing the "crying" will be held on the city lot between the Standard service station and Skuzeski's. Persons donating perishable arti cles and livestock are instructed to bring them the morning of the sale. Perishable articles should be left in the corner room at Heppner hotel, and livestock should be delivered at the county sheds, at each of which places workers will be on hand to take charge of them. Generous response is being en countered by solicitors on every hand, says Conrad, assuring that a large variety of articles will be of fered on the block. Heppner's school band itself will be on the job to help entertain with music. To assist in advertising the event the band will appear on Main street next Saturday at 3 o'clock, weather permitting. Scout Camp Dates Set June 2 to 8 Scout summer camp dates were set for June 2 through the 8th at a meeting of the Boy Scout executive committee last night. Summer camp, an event eagerly looked forward to by all scouts, will be located on up per Willow creek at a site to be selected by the boys, subject to ap proval by the scoutmaster and the the committee. Summer camp pro vides an excellent opportunity for the boys to put into practice the knowledge of woodcraft they have learned as they progress through the various ranks of scouting. Every effort is being made to provide ade quate supervision and training and plans are to make this, the second summer camp, better than the first. Under discussion by the committee was participation of the troop in community activities and it was sug gested and approved that uniform ed scouts assist in the band auction to be held Saturday the 24th. Those present were C. D. Conrad, Martin B. Clark, scoutmaster, Merle Cum mings and D. E. Woelfer. A special meeting of the committee has been set for May 28, just prior to the opening of camp. lone-Gooseberry Road Oiling Slated in June The Morrow county court has hope of starting the oiling work on the Ione-Goseberry road June first, an nounces Judge Bert Johnson. Plans call for oil surfacing eight miles on the lone end. Contract has been made with the state to do the work, the judge said. W. L. Williams, district engineer for the state highway . commission, was a visitor here Monday inspect ing oiling work now in progress on the Heppner-Condon road between Rhea creek and Eight Mile. 1941 'NICK' LEATHERS COUNTY PIONEER 50-Year Resident of Hardman Section, Outdoors Lover and Musician Passes at Age of 79 Funeral services are being held from the Church of Christ here to morrow for Nicholas Leathers, 79, a 50-year resident of the Hardman community who died at Heppner hospital at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning following a lingering illness complicated by age. Phelps Funeral home is in charge of services, and Martin B. Clark, Christian minister will officiate. Services will begin at 2 o'clock ih the afternoon, with in terment in Heppner Masonic ceme tery. Nicholas Hanson Leathers was born November 25, 1861 in Law renceburg, Anderson county, Ken tucky. At the age of four he moved with the family to Missouri where he lived five years. From there they moved to Texas where they were engaged in cotton raising. At the age of 19 he returned to Kentucky where, on October 1, 1884, he mar ried Hethy Bell Hilton. To this union ten children were born, nine of whom survive, besides the beloved wife. Surviving children are Mit Leathers of Antone, Mrs. Joyce Tower oi Deep River, Wash., Mrs. Fannie Emry of Vancouver, Otto, Vancouver, Owen of Hardman, Ivan of Monument, Vernon of Camp Murray, Wash., Mrs. Vivian Marino of Seattle, Mrs. Juanita Carmichael of Lexington, also ten grandchildren, three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. James Hilton of Klamath Falls i and Mrs Nannie Fenton of Fort Worth, Texas, besides an unlimited circle of friends in eastern Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Leathers moved to Morrow county near Hardman in 1892 where he spent the greater part of his time, until three years ago when he moved to Monument, "Pappy," as he was known to his friends, was an ardent lover of na ture and spent much of his life in the great out-of-doors. He was an expert marksman and fisherman. He often told his friends he had possessed a hunting and fishing li cense every year he lived in Morrow county. It is doubtful if there ever lived in this part of the country, a man who was a more accurate reader of music than he. He taught all of his children to play or sing and in the Leathers family several orchestras have been organized. He was never too busy to assist with funeral ser vices in the Hardman vicinity. His whole life was enriched with peace and graciousness to his fellowmen. REA Men Interview Bonneville Head Henry Baker, president)VEd Rugg, ! Vic Rietmann and John Krebs, di rectors of the Mid-Columbia Electric Co-op, left Heppner at noon yester day for Portland where they had a scheduled interview with Paul V. Raver, Bonneville administrator, this morning. The local men expecfed to learn from Raver the Bonneville adminis tration's plans for supplying electri city to REA projects to assist in ob taining juice from this source for the proposed local district. Glen Richards of Condon resigned as secretary of the local organization at a recent meeting and the position was combined with that of treasurer and put in the hands of Ed Rugg who, has served as treasurer since the organization started. Richards remained as a member of the board j cf directors, but believed locating the secretaryship in the same place as the presidency would facilitate handling the district's business. POULTS LOST IN FIRE A blaze starting from a fire in the brooder at the Alex Green home last Monday afternoon destroyed 87 fine poults for Mr. Green. Prompt action by neighbors and the fire de partment prevented further damage. The brooder was located in the barn at the Green home. Subscription $2.00 a Year Graduation Time For Grades, High School Announced Baccalaureate Next Sunday for 29 High School Seniors Graduation exercises for the eigh th grade and high school in Heppner are set for the coming week. Pre liminary closing events include the junior-senior banquet to be held Saturday evening at the Episcopal parish house, and baccalaureate ser vice Sunday at the high school aud itorium. Grade, school graduation will be Tuesday evening, May 20, in the gymnasium at 8 o'clock. Mayor J. O. Turner will be the speaker High school graduation exercises will be held Friday, the 23rd, in the evmnasium, with Dean Jewell of the I education department of University of Oregon as speaker. The seniors number 29. Bishop Remington of Pendleton will deliver the baccalaureate ad dress at the exercises beginning at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. The pro-. gram includes processional. Pomp and Circumstance March,' by Ao olph Schmidt, N. E. Peavy; invoca tion, Rev. J. L. Wilkins; trio, "At Dawning," by Cadman, Fegg 1am blyn, Patty O'Harra, and Dorotha . Wilson; scripture, reading, Rev. Sterl D. Spiesz; sermon by Bishop Remington; quartet, "Indian Dawn," by J. S. Zamecnik, Lucille Barlow, Patty O'Harra, Jack O'Harra, and Bud Blakely; benediction, Father MeCormick; recessional, Mr. Peavy. Tentative lists of graduates for both the high school and grades are given as follows: Hieh school: Henry Aiken, Jr., Lowell Ashbaugh, Clarence Baker, Donald Bennett, Warren Blakely, Irl Clary, Hugh Crawford, Douglas Drake, Donald Evans, Harry O'Don nell, Jack O'Harra, Norval Osborn, Roy Pettyjohn, Robert Swick, Alex Thompson, Lura Stephens, Mary Kay Blake, Lorraine Bothwell, Ag etha Butterfield, Mary Eleanor Flor ence, Jean Hays, Anna Marie John ston, Isobel McFerrin, Rita Robin son, Kathryn Thompson, Laura War field, Beatrice Wilkens, Frances Wilkinson. Eighth grade: Betty Marie Coxen, Mary Elinor Davidson, Merlin Jam es Wilkins, Sidney Otho Van Schoi ack, Patricia Arm Kenny, Marylou Ferguson, Jean Carolyn Turner, Al bert Bailey, Jack Edmondson, Mary Kathryn Howell, Joseph James Hughes. Darrel Stark Glasgow, Al fred William Rugg, Jack Hynd Schaffer, Raymond French, George Garnet Ashbaugh, Ted Ferguson. Three Rifles Go to Crow-Magpie Hunters The three Morrow county young sters delivering the most trophies in Morrow County Hunters and Ang lers club crow-magpie contest will each receive a brand new .22 rifle. That is the announcement made fol lowing, last Friday evening's meet ing at which W. L. Smith, president of Oregon Wildlife federation told of that organization's work and showed two reels of motion pictures to the large audience. The pictures depicted Yellowstone national park and pollution in the Willamette riv er. Receiving station for the hunt tro phies were placed at the Archie Hill service station in Heppner, Rugg"s on Rhea creek and Carl Allyn's at lone. MARRIAGE DATE SET The marriage of Miss Mary Albee to Mr. Bruce R. Gaines has been announced for Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p. m. at the Pentecostal mission. The public is cordially invited. Apartment for rent. Inquire at Curran's Ready-to-Wear.