The Chronicle : Creswell & Cottage Grove. (Creswell, Ore.) 2019-current, August 29, 2019, Page 10, Image 10

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Society of Cottage Grove is offering special coupons, includ-
— 50 “mom cat” special coupons: good for $50 off the
cost of a cat spay at veterinary clinics in Cottage Grove and
— 50 tomcat special coupons: Good for $25 off the cost
of a cat neuter at veterinary clinics in Cottage Grove and
Coupons expire on Nov. 30. These coupons are not good
with any other HSCG spay/neuter programs. Coupons are
available at This ‘n’ That Corner, 33 N. 8 St., Cottage Grove.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. More
info: Janetta, 541-942-2789.
2019 WOE awards
Saucedo; Sr., Natalee Brink
John Raade Award: Ashley
Harrolds Dairy Fair Play
Award: Natalee Brink
Premier Exhibitors:
George Bogardus and “Little Bee Gee.” Photo provided/David Walton
Do it yourselfers to ‘fly-in’
to Jim Wright Field
GROVE – The first
recorded airplane
landing in Cottage
Grove occurred on
June 14, 1919, in a
field off South 6th
Street. The party DANA MERRYDAY
included four planes,
Oregon Governor
Olcott et al., and one pilot who excited
the several thousand spectators by
performing some daring stunts and
maneuvers. One resident was so taken
with the magic of flight that he went
home and started to build his own plane.
Oregon has a long tradition of avia-
tion and that can-do attitude coupled
with a fierce independent streak. In
1921, Oregon established a state board
of aeronautics to register pilots and
airplanes. This included inspection
and issuing license plates, much like the
ones for cars. It didn’t matter to the state
inspectors whether the plane was home-
built or from a factory, the aircraft just
had to be safe and airworthy.
When the federal government got
around to regulating airplanes it was
under the Commerce Department.
Thus began a tussle between the
government and the makers of their
own planes that had been approved by
Oregon, but denied certification by the
Feds. A group of flyers known as the
Beaverton Outlaws flew into the face of
this authority. They had gravitated to the
private Bernard’s Airport in Beaverton,
a gravel-strewn field. The pilots didn’t
take kindly to the federal inspectors
poking into their flying business. They
figured, rightly, that they were licensed
by Oregon and they were going to go
right on flying despite threats of fines.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration
(forerunner of the FAA) eventually
took Oregon to court but the case was
dismissed. Pearl Harbor ended the
debate as all civilian flight within 100
miles of the coast was banned. Many of
the trained Oregon pilots, being fairly
young, volunteered and became valu-
able members of the Army Air Corps.
Oregon aviator George Bogardus,
who was one of the Outlaws, took
up the fight after the war. In 1947 he
flew his home-built, federally unli-
censed airplane, “Little Bee Gee” from
Troutdale, Oregon to Washington D.C.
There, he petitioned Congress and
this led to having homemade aircraft
approved for flight under an experimen-
tal category license. On his way home,
he made a detour to New York City to
do a victory lap around the Statue of
Bogardus’ actions led to the forma-
tion of the Experimental Aviation
Association whose 170,000 members,
with their home-built planes, make up
about 15 percent of the general avia-
tion fleet. He is enshrined at the Oregon
Aviation Historical Society (OAHS)’s
Museum on Jim Wright Way, named for
another famous Oregon aviator who left
us too soon.
The spirit of building one’s own
plane is still with Oregonians. On
Saturday, Aug. 31, the second annual
Great Oregon Home-Built Fly-In
will descend on the west end of
Jim Wright Field. There will be a
pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m.
and all-day activities. I spoke with
Tim Talen, an organizer, who shared
some highlights of the Fly-In.
“We want to remind folks that Oregon
cornered the market in aeronautics in
the 1920s, and that Oregonians (stood)
up for the right that a man with reason-
able intelligence and abilities can build
and fly his own plane,” Talen said. He
went on to say that there will be planes
from the 1930s and 1940s as well as
a Heath-Henderson – a home-built
powered by an inline four-cylinder
1920s motorcycle engine.
“Of course, you never know who or
what will show up,” Talen added. There
are almost sure to be some RV planes –
the most successful kit form of home-
built plane. Located in North Plains,
Oregon, Van’s (Richard VanGrunsven)
Aircraft has had more than 10,000 RVs
built and flying worldwide.
Janice Scanlon, executive director of
OAHS told me that the museum will be
open, as well as the restoration hangars,
for tours, where visitors can observe
the process of historical aircraft being
lovingly brought back to life. This
often involves making missing parts.
“One of the most interesting
(things) to me is just to listen in on
the stories pilots are sharing, along
with tips and advice,” Scanion said.
There will be historical DVD
presentations all day. Come early for
the pancake fundraiser breakfast and
see some very interesting pieces of
Oregon aviation history – and even
more interesting, the unique breed of
Oregonians who insist on building
and flying their own planes. Same as
it ever was. Folks from Creswell, feel
free to fly on over!
Lexie Smith, Cactus Painting
1st, Firework Cityscape 2nd
Jayna Stahl, Under the Sea
Rindy Fleming, Birds w/ heart
Cindy Stahl, Spring Day 2nd;
Wade Flagg, Scroll Saw
Portraits: Bellushi 2nd, Keaton
3rd, Whitely 1st
Jeremy Brooks, Acrylic
Abstract Galaxies 2nd;
Renaae Gillespie, Black and
White Mountains Best of Show
Alicia Nilsen, Frenzied Flight
3rd, King of the Roost 2nd,
Alaskan Cabin 1st
Tegan Booher, Carrots 2nd;
Patrick Dearth, Brussel Sprouts
Tegan Booher, Tuna Goat 1st;
Alicia Keepers, Bridge 3rd,
Bee on Flower 1st, Castle 3rd,
Pool Reflections 2nd, Window
Reflection 2nd, Cathedral 1st,
Snow Dog 1st, Beach Sunset
1st, Brice Creek 1st; Troy
Fleming, Mom & Baby 3rd;
Rindy Fleming, Chapel 2nd,
Crocus 1st, Mossy Wood 2nd,
Cards 1st; Jaymee Stahl, Echo
3rd, Peaceful Pink 3rd, Autumn
Stroll 1st
Robin Hampton, snowman
sock 2nd, knitted dog sweater
2nd, knitted hat 2nd; Alicia
Nilsen, crochet purse 2nd;
Teri Harter, kid’s fun quilt 1st,
kid’s lap quilt 2nd, Christmas
quilt 1st; Jill Allshouse, T-shirt
quilt 3rd, flannel quilt 2nd,
flower basket quilt 2nd; Dwynn
Nichols, thread catcher 2nd, lap
quilt 1st
Food Preservation
Patrick Dearth, stewed toma-
toes 1st, plum jam 3rd, pickled
beets 1st, albacore tuna 1st
Tegan Booher, carrots 2nd;
Patrick Dearth, Brussels
sprouts 2nd
Arts & Crafts
Wade Flagg, Wooden Carved
Hummingbirds Best of Show
Adult, Wooden Carved
Dragonfly 2nd; Patrick Dearth,
Pelican Mobile 1st, Bee & Tulip
Mobile 2nd; Alicia Nilson, Puff,
The Magic Dragon 2nd, Cub
Scout Tie Slides 3rd
Master Showmen: Jr., Cole
Heisler; Int., Christopher
Goat: Max Saucedo
Rabbit: Anastasia Saucedo
Poultry: Cole Heisler
Pigeon/Dove: Natalee Brink
Cavy: Catalina Saucedo
Herdsmanship: Taylor
Best in Show:
Goat: Nathan Storment;
Rabbit: Noah Gabbard;
Poultry: Rowan Hass;
Pigeon/Dove: Natalee Brink;
Cavy: Catalina Saucedo
Jr. Champion: Benjamin
Reserve: Colton Cruedele;
Int. Champion: Cristopher
Reserve Champion: Taylor
Sr. Champion: Kaylee McHugill,
Reserve Champion: Anastasia
Jr. Champion: Benjamin
Int. Champion: Christopher
Reserve Champion: Nathan
Sr. Champion: Kaylee
Reserve Champion: Catalina
Pigeon/Dove: Int. Champion:
Abby Stuner;
Sr. Champion: Natalee Brink;
Reserve Champion: Evie Smith;
Jr. Champion: Benjamin
Reserve Champion: Cole
Int. Champion: Nathan
Sr. Champion: Kaylee
Reserve Champion: Max
Int. Champion: Abby Stuner
Sr. Champion: Kaylee Stuner
Jr. Champion: Noah Gabbard
Int. Champion: Abby Stuner
Sr. Champion: Kaylee
McHugill; Turkey
Jr. Champion: Cole Heisler
Goat Awards:
Dry Yearling: Cole Heisler;
Boer: Nathan Storment;
Jr. Kid: Max Saucedo; Sr.
Doe: Max Saucedo;
Dam & Daughter: Max
Best Udder: Max Saucedo
Novice Showmen: Shaleigh
Hass, Rowan Hass, Shelby
Stuner, Jacob Stuner, Xyla
Lemke, Jaxon Rindlisbacher,
Kaleb Riley, Xavier Riley, Emma
Gabbard, Rosalie Gabbard,
Roxanne Balm
Sponsors: Wilco, Harrolds