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    OREGON H 1 S T 0 !- 1 C A .L SOCIETY
PUBLIC A 'J 0 I T j U 1 'J
$3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 15, 1951
Volume 67, Number 52
Farmers Month Behind With
Spring Work, Agent Opines
Spring appears to be some dis
tance in the future, if the number
of farmers doing the accustomed
work at this season of the year is
to be taken as a criterion, accord
ing to N. C. Anderson, county
agricultural agent. Few farmers
are in the field. Anderson finds
after making a cursory survey,
not as many as one could see in
mid-January, he says. However, a
few farmers are taking to the
fields in the wheat area, and some
overdue work is being accom
plished in the irrigated belt of
north Morrow county.
The agent finds that some frost
damage was experienced in the
north wheat belt, placing the
wheat kill at about 25 per cent
in that area. This was due to the
lack of snow as a covering during
the sub-zero weather of early
February. The higher levels were
covered with a light blanket of
snow, a fact which probably pre
vented serious Winter-kill and
Anderson thinks re-seeding will
not be necessary. While wheat
weathered the freeze fall seeded
barley did not make it.
Most barley acreage will be
seeded to spring wheat, due to
the fact that wheat allotments
are off. Much "double cropping"
is planned, with the greatest de
mand fornitrogen fertilizers yet
Boy Scouts Join
Move To Collect
Clothing Bundles
Heppner Boy Scouts have vo
lunteered their services in col
lecting bundles of clothing for
foreign lands, augmenting the
work started by the American Le
gion auxiliary and participated
in by the Heppner Parent-Teach-er
association, the Soroptomist
Club of Heppner the Jay Cee
ettes and the American Legion.
The Scouts will pick up bundles
at the homes between the hours
of 9 and 11 a.m., Saturday, Mar.
The Scouts are taking on this
job at the request of the
18 American Council of Volun
tary agencies for foreign ser
vice who are making an effort to
supply needed clothing and cloth
household necessities for the peo
ple of war ridden countries where
manufacturing facilities have not
been sufficiently rehabilitated to
replenish exhausted supplies. All
Grab You a Partner
Square dance patterns were de
monstrated and practiced by a
large number of leaders at lone,
March 5, at the Legion hall. Miss
Jessielee Mallalieu, recreaRon
specialist from Oregon State col
lege, reviewed a few old calls,
added some new ones, and de
monstrated the techniques for
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recorded. The soil moisture situa
tion is excellent and with the
highly successful cloud seeding
program for increased- rainfall,
farmers are optimistic on use of
heavy application of nitrogen on
the land. Anderson pointed out.
He went on to say that the weed
situation is normal and many
farmers are awaiting the right
condition for application of 2, 4-D
by plane and ground equipment.
Some growing weather is all that
is needed.
In his report on conditions in
Morrow county to Bob Fowler OSC
information specialist who is pre
paring a "first day of Spring"
story for release next week. An
derson stated that 'livestock is in
excellent condition, coming thru
the winter with a minimum of
roughage being fed. This is the
exact opposite of a year ago when
hay was at premium. Hay men
find hay is a drug on their hands.
Calf and lamb crops are wonder
ful, with many sheepmen report
ing 50 percent of the ewes lamb
ing twins. Lambs and calves are
strong at birth when ewes and
cows give an abundance of milk
for the newborn."
"All we need now is lots of
sunshiny weather to realize that
spring is here" the county agent
Lee Edward Sanders, four-months-old
sort of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sanders of Spray, died
early today at Fossil. Funeral
services will be held at 2 o'clock
p. m. Saturday from the Assem
bly of God church at Spray with
the Rev. Billings officiating. In
terment will be in the Spray cem
etery. Arrangements are in charge of
Phelps Funeral Home of Heppner.
types of clothing and sheets, pil
low cases, towels, wash rags, and
other articles are needed. Espe
cially do the agencies ask for
warm clothing for men, women
and children.
The Boy Scouts will gather the
bundles and the senior organi
zations will arrange for packing
and shipping to the port of em
barkation. All articles must be
clean. The Scouts have no facili
ties for cleaning them and soil
ed or unclean materials cannot
be accepted for shipment.
and Away We Go
leaders teaching the calls at the
training meetings. Music for the
evening was furnished by Mrs.
Lennie Louden, Heppner and Bill
Gow, Cecil.
A Morrow county recreational
council was formed to assist with
the county'B recreation program.
The following officers were elect-
St. Patrick Was
Scotchman, Avers
Fr. McCormack
St. Patrick was (and is) Ire
land's patron saint, but it ap
pears he was an Irishmnn only as
Irishmen become Americans by
adoption. According to Fr. Fran
cis McCormack, who happens to
be the pastor of a distinctly Irish
church, St. Patrick's, in Heppner,
and who likewise is something of
an authority historically on
things Irish, the patron saint was
born in Scotland but grew up in
Ireland where it became his mis
sion to drive the snakes out of
his country.
The near approach of St. Pat
rick's day inspired Leonard Pate,
program chairman for the month,
to invite Fr. McCormack to tell
the chamber of commerce lunch
eon group something about the
Emerald Isle nd about the patron
saint in particular. There are oth
er patron saints of course, but St.
Patrick is THE patron saint.
The speaker gave "some infor
mation relative to the govern
ment, elections and other matters
of political interest in his native
land that proved enlightening to
his hearers.
Orville Smith gave a brief re
view of the Oregon Journal spon
sored tour to the Hawaiian Is
lands, from which he and Mrs.
Smith returned Friday evening.
They flew from Seattle to Hono
lulu in eight and one-half hours,
and there were flight trips to the
several islands of the group, en
abling the visitors ,to see just
what the mid-Pacific possessions
comprise. On the island of Ha
waii is the second largest cattle
ranch in the world, the Parker
ranch. They passed over an active
volcano, saw the dead ships in
Pearl Harbor, the pineapple plan
tations, experienced two days
without rain, and there was some
thing mentioned about deep-sea
fishing about which your reporter
is unable to make a definite re
port. The group returned to the
mainline via air to San Francisco
again making the flight in eight
and one half hours.
Mr. Pate announced that the
county speech festival will be
held at the Heppner school to
morrow, (Friday.)
Mrs. Archie Padberg and baby
are visiting her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Emery Settle for a couple of
weens. Arcnie returned to Mon
mouth for term exams and will
join his little family the last of
the week for spring vacation.
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ed: Bill Garner, Boardman, chair
man; Everett Keithley, Heppner
vice-chairman; Mrs. Tress Me
Clintock Heppner, secretary-treasurer,
Members serving on the
nominating committee were Mrs.
Art Allen, Boardman; Earl Mc
Kinney lone; Mrs. Walter Wright,
Mrs. Frank S. Parker and Mrs.
Roy Neill will hold open house
at the parlors of the Church of
Christ Sunday afternon in hon
or of their husbands, who will be
observing their 75 birthday anni
versaries. The time is-set for 2:30
to 5. Friends are asked to call
but are asked to please omit gifts.
Born March 16, 1876, both men
came to this section from Missou
ri. Other combined observances
of their mutual birthdays have
been planned but for one reason
or another they did not material
ize. Since each is reaching tho
three-quarter century mark this
week their wives decided to make
a real event of it. Friends are
cordially invited to call..
Mrs. Von Martcr
Buys Flower Shop
Mrs. Ida B. Grimes announced
the first of ihe week that she had
sold the Heppner Flower shop to
Mrs. LaVerne Van Martcr who
tok pssession March 12. The
business was established about a
year ago with Mrs. Fay Bucknum
in charge. It has grown steadily
and become an established spot
along Main street.
With the assistance of Mrs.
Bucknum, Mrs. Van Marter is
learning the intricacies of knitt
ing, crocheting and the making
up of flower arrangements, bou
quets, corsages and other features
of the floral part of the business.
Mis. Bucknum plans to leave
the last of the month for Los An
geles where she will make her
home. The Heppner Flower Shop
aws her second venture in the flo
ral business in Heppner, having
formerly operated the flower shop
purchased by Mary Van Stevens.
Mary Van's Shop
In New Quarters
Mrs. Mary Van Stevens, propri
etor of the flora) shop, Mary
Van's Flowers is now located in
the north half of the Van Horn
building, having moved the past
two days from the room on the
north side of the Hotel Heppner.
Mrs. Stevens says everything will
be shipshape for her re-opening
Saturday morning.
With room for window displays
and with a freshly decorated
salesroom, the Mary Van Flowers
will add to the attractiveness of
Main street and give the proprie
tor a better chance to meet the
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Officers are making plans for a
practice meeting for callers and
dancers before March 27, the date
for the third training meeting for
directions from Miss Mallalieu,
according to Maud C. Casswell
and N. C. Anderson, agents.
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Trombone Section of OSC BAND .
Jim Barratt wrote something
about the lads in this picture but
the copy has been misplaced. The
trombone section is an important
part of any band and it is certain
that this group will be on the pro-
Many Patients Received And Discharged
At. Pioneer Memorial Hospital Since 7th
A full house might be the
easiest way to describe the situa
hospital this week. Since March
7, 25 patients have been checked
in at the institution and while
several have been discharged
and there have been two deaths,
the staff is still busy with a near
capacity list of sick and injured.
Two deaths have occurred
within the week, John Padburg,
Heppner, on March 8, and Mrs.
Willis Cason, Condon, at 3 p.m.,
March 12.
Two babies were born a six
pound-eight ounce boy to Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Lynch on March
8, and a seven pound 12-ounce
boy on March 11 to Mr. and
Mrs. Richard McElligott, lone.
Admitted for medical treatment
(during the same period were
Ralph Moore, Kinzua; bue and
Sharon Thompson, Spray, dis
charged March 11; Vern- Bell,
Heppner, discharged March 10;
John H. Padberg
Laid fo Rest at
Lexington Sunday
Services were held at 2 o'clock
pi m. Sunday from the Metho
dist church for John H. Padberg,
whose death occurred March 8 at
the Pioneer Memorial hospital
where he had been for treatment
for two days. Rev. J. Palmer Sor
lien officiated and arrangemnets
were in charge of the Phelps
Funeral Home. Interment follow
ed in the I. O.1. F. cemetery at
Lexington beside the grave of his
wife who preceded him to the
grave about three years ago.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl
Warner, Walter Beckett, L. A. Pal
mer, Dale Ray Ernest Heliker and
Clive Huston. Active pallbearers
were C. C. Carmichael, Newt
O'Hara, Otto Ruhl, Harry Dinges,
Lee Scrivncr and Harold Evans.
John Harvey Padberg was born
November 11, 1874 at the old
home place on Rhea creek. He
was aged 76 years, three months
and 24 days at the time of his
passing. On March 17 1897 he was
married to Delia Lieuallen of
Lexington. Two sons, Orris of
Lexington and Archie of Heppner,
were born to this union.
Mr. Padberg farmed in the
Clark's Canyon district until a
few years ago when he retired
and located in Heppner. His
health failed and Mrs. Padberg
was in constant care of him for
many months. While his health
improved, the strain wore her
down and she passed away un
expectedly in 1948.
Surviving besides the two sons
are two brothers, Wm. H. Pad
berg of Lexington and Lewis J.
Padberg of lone, a sister, Lidy
Heaton of Pendleton, seven grand
children and five great grand
children. Out-of-town people in atten
dance at the services included
Mr. Padberg's brother-in-law,
Jesse Lieuallen, and Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Lieuallen of Walla Walla;
Mrs. Ruby Nickols and son, Ord
nance; Mr. and Mrs. Les Roundy,
Kennewick; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Collins and Mr. Padberg"s sister,
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gram for something special Sun
day evening. May it be suggested
that you satisfy your curiosity
by purchasing tickets for your
self and family today and be on
hand to find out what the special
feature will be.
j Donald DeDan, Kinzua; Tom
' Healy Heppner, discharged Mar.
1 12; Luther J. Betts, Kinzua, dis
j charged Mar. 12; Frank Monahan,
Heppner; Baby Steven Weather
man, Kinzua, discharged March
12; Jim Hall, Spray; Lyle Cox,
Heppner; Mrs. Ada Rocha, Ord
nance, for emergency treatment;
Frank Lindsay, Morgan, broken
arm in accident on his farm. All
these still in hospital may have
Mrs. Glenn Williams was ad
mitted to the maternity depart
ment of the hospital from Kin
zua but so far no baby born.
Discharged during the week
were Owen Leathers, br., K.inzua;
Mrs Tress MeClintock. Heppner:
I Austin Devln, Heppner; ranK
Heppner; Clark Stevens Heppner;
Ayers, Heppner; Ilene Wyman,
Mrs. Maymie Dellwo, Kinzua, and
Ralph Moore, Kinzua.
Spring Is On Way
Wranglers Plan
First Season Ride
First signs of spring Wrang
lers plan for a ride in the near
future. That was decided Tuesday
evening when members of the
riding club gathered at the club
room at the rodeo grounds for the
regular meeting.
In addition to the ride, the
summer shirts were selected from
samples shown by Mrs. Robert
Gammell and Mrs. Merle Kirk,
The shirt chosen can be seen at
Wilson's Men's Wear and mem
bers are urged to leave their
measurements and money there
as soon as possible so the order
may be sent in all at one time,
The appreciation ticket given for
this order will be in the name of
the Wranglers and any member
may receive it for the club.
Dish towels are being donated
by the ladies. There are many
clever and colorful designs, the
most original ones drawn and
made by Mrs. Ernie Winchester
with figures thereon represent
ing various members.
President Merle Becket arrang
ed for a discussion at the next
meeting designed to attract a
good turnout of Wranglers.
Refreshments were prepared
and served by Mrs. Ralph Beamer
and Mrs. Ambrose Chapin. Tables
were set up for cards by the en
tertainment committee, Mrs. Con
ley Lanham and Mrs. Maude Cas
Word reached Heppner the first
of the week that the Ober store
in Spray was robbed Friday night.
The report had it that the safe
was blown and $5,000 removed.
The money was on hand to cash
mill workers' checks at the mid
month pay day. No official word
had been received by local police
authorities up to Wednesday.
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Mrs. Earl Gilliam went to Port
land Tuesday to be gone for a
few days.
Mrs. Lidy Heaton, Pendleton; a
nephew, Earl Padberg, LaGrande,
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Padberg Jr.
Monmouth; Jaunita Padberg, of
Portland and Lola Padberg, Her-miston.
College Band En
Route Here For
Sunday Concert
Prospects Good For
Capacity Crowd at
School Gymnasium
Almost 70 strong, the Oregon
State college band, noted music
al organization of the campus for
many seasons, is enroute to Hep
pner to present a concert at the
school gymnasium at 8 o'clock
Sunday evening. The Junior
chamber of commerce, the Jay-Cee-ettes
and the Band Boosters,
as well as the Oregon State al
umni association, have been busy
completing' arrangements for the
concert and for the care of the
musicians on their overnight
stay here.
The band personnel will have
Sunday dinner at The Dalles and
come on to Heppner, arriving
here late in the afternon. Lunch
will be served the visitors by the
Jay-Cee-ettes at the high school
cafeteria at 6 o'clock. At the same
hour under the auspices of the
alumni association, a reception
will be held at the parish house
of All Saints Episcopal church
for the alumni gathering In from
over this and adjoining counties
and for some of the personnel of
the band entourage. -
Tickets were placed on sale the
first of the week and may be ob
tained down town or from John
Earnsdorff at the Pioneer Memor
ial hospital.
It has been 10 years since the
state college band visited Hepp
ner. At that time it was under
the direction of Captain Harry
Beard. With the outbreak, of the
war, band trips for concert pur
poses was cancelled but when
word gets out that the band
might make a trip, alumni be
gin pulling for it to visit their re
spective towns. Nearly every
place has a former musician or
two that at one time or another
played in the cadet band and
they feel. they should not be
Heppner has been represented
on the college band at different
times. Dating back to the earlv
part of the century it is recalled
that Elmer Wills who got his ear
ly experience in band with the
Heppner Silver Cornet band play
ed cornet in the college organi
zation. A few years later his
brother Reuben took up baritone
and was one of "Cap" Beard's de
pendables. At the same time,
Rhea Luper decided he wanted to
be a band musician and "Cap"
started him off on tuba. In a year
or so Luper was Dlavinp- ha
solos to the delight of his fellow
oandsmen and band concert pa
trons. Along with Reuben Wills
and Luper came O. G. CraDLrfrj
who progressed from fourth alto
to baritone in a year or so in the
There were a few side trips onto
cornet and trombone but eventu
ally he settled on baritone and
tootled with numerous
bands following his colleee ex.
Years later, and we can't ronou
other Heppner or Morrow county
musicians enrolled in the band,
Norton Kine entpreH n;r -
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long was a member of the col
lege organization. Of the ones
mentioned Crawford is th
one here to greet the 1950-51 edi
tion or the band.
While travel has
hampered in this section it has
been a different story in the
western part of th stnto 9
er in Washington. Snow that
ered the Cascade area and right
uuwn to tne shore line of the Pa
cific ocean the past wev an Kf
stopped highway travel in many
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parley,
ed back from Portland after ac
companying their son Jack that
far enroute to Fort Lwton, Wash.
Snow averaeine in rfpntv, u
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as 13 Inches in places kept high
way crews and traffic officials on
the go for severl days just to keep
commercial vehicles moving
ft-upje returuning to or coming
into eastern Oregon were pleas
antly surprised to find the snow
running out this side of Hood Ri
ver and the springlike conditions
prevailing ln the "frn7on
of the region east of the Cascades,