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FRIDAY WILL BE CHILDREN'S DAY. A GREAT EDUCATIONAL AND AMUSEMENT PROGRAM HAS BEEN
ARRANGED FOR THIS DAY. COME WITH THE KIDS AND ENJOY IT
ONTAKIO, -MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1922
GREAT CROWD FED
Dig Feed is Attraction of Opening
Day Dotnlls so Carefully
Worked Out that 2,000
are Fed In Twenty
C. C. Mueller, In charge of the
serving of the barbecue, assisted by
some 60 Ontario women and several
from Vale, scored the big success of
the opening day at the Pair, when
they fed 2,000 people In just 26
minutes. Mrs. H. L. Peterson was
chairman of the woman's committee
which worked out the details of the
menu so successfully.
Four lines were ushered by the
servers and from the tlmo they got
their plates and their plckless until
they wound up at the coffo urns,
there was not n hitch, the lines
moved steadily forward. It was an
exhibition of carefully worked out
details which showed Just anothor of
the advance plans which the com
mittees had conceived for the man
agement of the program.
The beeves for the barbecue were
furnished freo to the committee by
William Nanco of the P. L. S. Co.
and Jimmle Jones of Juntura; they
were excellent samples of the kind
of beef that Malheur county pro
duces. The barbecuelng of these hand
some animals was In charge of J. F.
Phelan of Bonlta and his son-in-law
George Farmer. They did their
work well, so well that everyone
pronounced it perfect, as it was.
Meat cutters from the local shops
cut up the critters and men carried
It to the tables behind which the
servers did their part efficiently. In
fact It was the most successful bar
becue ever staged here. And In
no small degree was It responsible
for setting the crowd in Excellent
humor to enjoy the opening per
FIRST DAYS PROGRAM
GOES WITHOUT HITCH
No Accidents Mar Happy Afternoon
Crod Ijnrgo and Enthusiastic
Sago Brush Choi us and
Baud Add Spice Variety
Is Big Feature
. v"It's the best show in years," that
is the verdict of all who witnessed
the opening program at the Fair
Without a hitch the program was
presented in greater variety than
usual. Added to wild west and race
events were the boys relay won by
Intermountaln Institute from Em
mott High and Fruitland, and the
Ford race which was won by Fred
Gramse after holding second place
for nine laps. Bill Bailey was
second and Verne Chambers third.
The balloon ascension was thrilling
and right in view all the time, both
the parachutte and the balloon
coming down within a hundred
yards of the grandstand.
The wild horse race which conclud
the the program was as of old, a fit
ting climax for the day. But the
real feature, in one way, was the
snap with which the program was
Added interest and enthusiasm
was created by the Sage Brush chorus
lead by L. L. Culbertson which sang
many numbers during the afternoon,
pulling hits on prominent men about
the field and generally making the
day one which will be remembered.
The high school band won honors
for itself with its music and was
generous with Its numbers.
The officials for the days were:
Judges, William Jones, Juntura;
James II. Davis, Payette; C. B.
Kenyon, Welser; Clerk P.M. Taggart,
Ontario; Staters: C. R. Emison and
Rex Marquis: Announcers, P. J
Gallagher and Ross Jenkins; H. L.
Peterson chairman of the fair com
mittee had general charge of keep
ing the program going and seeing
that the perfomers were at the
. .m.T? m.iirTT.fl PAY
lgMM VISIT TO MCAI, OFFICES
Manager J. A. Lakness and his
force entertained the executive of
.,..!. - hn piAn states Telephone
omnnnv Saturday. The visitors
were: E. M. Burgess, vice-president;
yt t waaaa carmrAl manager, who
is also president of the Malheur
Home Tolephone company; N. O.
Pierce, general plant uperiutendent
all of Denver and H. It. Risley, Idaho
.no nnd n. A. Snyder. Idaho
Mr, and Mrs. Donald Graham of
Vale and James Graham of West
fall are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
CHILD'S LIFE IS SAVED
BY ALIGHTING ON AWNING
Little Bill Hart, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart of
Westfall, is nlivo today, thanks
to the fact that the awning in
front of the Toggery was up.
All that Billy is suffering from
is a broken shoulder blade and
a tew bruises on the head.
Billy opened the window at
the Farley rooms where he was
with his parents located for the
Fair, and anxious to see the
sights on the street, ho leaned
out, and fell. First he hit the
awning andthen rolled to the
cement side-walk. Frantically
his mother came down from
above and took him from the
arms of men who picked him
up. He was rushed td the
offices of Mrs. Weese & Fortner
where first aid was given him.
A complete examination reveal
od Just the one fracture of the
collar bone and a few bruises.
He rested well during the after
noon despite his experience.
LARCENY OF FOUR STEERS
CHARGED TO CALDWELL MAN
Claim Mado tliat Brand is Uio Same
ns that of Complaint, Martin
Echnbc of McDcrmit Who
Says Stock Was His.
Glenn Walcott a stockmen whose
home is near Caldwell, but who runs
cattle on the range In the Owyhee
country is in Jail at Vale lack of
$2,000 bail, charged with having
taken four steers from the Oregon
Conyon creek range of Martltn
Echabe, of McDermlt. Oregon Can
yon creek heads up near Disaster
peake and runs to McDermitt and Is
50 miles from the range where Wal
cott runs his stock. When arrested
by Sheriff Kinney of Nampa, Wal-
co it waived extradition and a pre
liminary hearing and accompanied
Sheriff Lee Noe to Vale. Walcott
registered the brands which the
cattle bore in Idaho about the time
Echabe missed this stock, and Wal
cott claims that It is his brand and
they to be his property.
TUNNY MAKES SETTLEMENT
WITH BANK SO CASE DROPS
Harry JB. Cockrum rotuned last
Friday from Lethbrldge, Alberta,
where he went to Interview H. H.
Tunny who was held there by tho
Canadian authorities on an indict
ment found by tho grand Jury, re
sulting from dealings between him
and the First National Bank, where
in Tunny mortgaged cattle which he
later admitted he did not possess.
Mr. Cockrum secured a settlement
of tho bank's claim in a substantial
sum and the case will bo dropped.
On tho settlement of the claim.
Tunny who had been held In tho
Lothbrldge Jail for three weeks was
Mr. Cockrum reports that the
Canadian city is very active, though
business conditions are not the best.
They have a bumper crop over there
this year, but like Oregon ranchers
are not getting the prices they an
ticipated. SUMMARY OF THE RACE
PROGRAM OF THURSDAY
Roman race won by Redsull.
Quarter mile won by Maggie May.
Time 25 2-5.
Boys' Relay won by Intermountaln
Institute team, Hickox, Jackson,
Qhumwnv nnri Tvnflnn! Emmfitt H. S.
Beeker, Miles, Goodman and Crab-
tree, second; Fruitland h. a. wcuiure
Gardner, Grabner and Durrall, third.
TtiVn-r unrVinr rami for tlin Institute
gave Jackson a ten yard lead and
though his team mates lost a pari ot
tlila Vinv nrnn tinnritlv. Dlirrall Of
Fruitland made a game effort to over
tako Crabtree Dut taiiea Dy nve
3-8th race won by Quicksilver by
two lengths, time 37 1-4.
Cowboys quarter mile won uy
Monroe, Blanton second.
Halt mile free for all, Tlckford,
1st; Jaunlta 2nd, time 52 1-3.
Half mile, Idaho joe, 1st, wacon
2nd. time 59 1-4.
Relay race was a neck and neck
ride all the way, Redsull won, Wat
son second, tlmo 2: St.
Ford race, Gramse 1st, Bailey 2nd
Mrs. J. S. McCumsey of Riverside
came down to seethe fair on Tues
day. She registered at the Moore.
On his way to Vale L. H. Strlegel,
formerly of this city, now of Welser,
was In Ontario Tuesday evening.
Miss Grace' JFroman of Juntura
was a faIrvigitor nere this week.
EXHIBIT HALL SHOWS
WEALTH OF RICH SOIL
Squash Weighing 70 lbs. Is Monster
Cxhlblt Spuds mid Fruit In
Abundance School Ex
hibits Very Attractive
As attractive as usual, only more
so, is the appearance of tho ex
hibition building at tho fair this
year. Every nook and corner is filed
with fine displays ot farm products,
the results of skilled housowlves,
work of school children's hands, and
special exhibits of Ontario business
Adrian, Vale, Valley View and
Bonita are on hand with an unsually
fine showing of vegetables and fruit.
They give ample proof that no bigger
or better farm products can be
grown than here In Malheur County.
In the general exhibit are squash
weighing 70 pounds each, enormous
cabbages, laige crisp lettuce heads,
stalks of peppers with as many as
seventeen big peppers on one stalk.
Potatoes of all kind and sizes make
a display of their own.
KILLING OF SAGE HENS IS
CAUSE OF HUNTERS' TROUBLE
C. T. Lackoy and BUI Blackaby
who were members of a hunting
party which went from here to Cow
Lakes near Jordan Valley on a
hunting trip last Friday, admitted
to George Tonkin, federal game
warden that they had shot three
sage hens when the fellows with tho
grub for the big party of hunters
did not arrive. The boys reached
camp early in tho afternoon and
waited for tho car from Jordan Val
ley with tho grub to arrive. They
claim they had nothing to eat and
were hungry, so they killed three
sage hens and fried ' them. The
gang ate them. Sunday Tonkin
showed up and spent the day with
them. Later he told Larry Gramse,
deputy state game warden and Larry
took up the matter and proceeded
to make the complaint.
Tho other members of tho hunting
party were: J. F. Joyce, O. M.
Castleman, D. W. Powers, Roy
Smith, A. M. Moody, Reese Jenkins,
Fred Test, O. H. Test, Fred Gramse
and Marlln Gramse.
VEGETABLE GROWERS FIELD
. MEETING COMING MONDAY
Interesting Demonstrations of Fall
Oauliflour nnd Other Vegetables
to bo Inspected at Mcctltug
Arranged by Farm
County agent II. B, Soulen of
Washington county, Idaho has writ
ten that he Is giving this meotitng
publicity in his section and word has
been received that President Reed
Moody of the Idaho Producers Union
will be present from Caldwell.
Walter Whltacro who has succeeded
Geo. Prince as field man for the
California Vegetable Union will also
bo prosent. Tho general vegetable
growers meeting will be followed up
by a series 6t special field meetings
on lettuco to give the, growers help
on the care of the crop from now on
to harvest aiid Instruction about tho
time and method of harvesting.
These meetings will bo attended by
G, W, Dean, director of tho Idaho
Producers Union for this district and
Mr. Whltacre. All lettuce growors
aro Invited tp be present. The
schedule is as follows.
Big Bend, tho Eachus farm, Tues
day, Sept. 26, 8:30 a. m.; Kingman,
the Parsons farm, Tuesday Sept. 26,
10:80 a. m.; Nyssa, tho L. Kelso
farm, Tuesday, Sopt. 20th, 1:30 p.
m,; Carlo, the F. Sundqulst farm,
Tuesday. September 26th, 3:30 p.
m.; Llncolyn, Klnnoy Bros & Keele,
Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 8:30 a, m.:
Mallett, Mallett farm, Wednesday,
Sent. 27 10: a. ro.: Grove, the Purvis
farm, Wednesday Sopt. 27, 1:30 p.
m.; Vale, Jako Russell farm, Wed
nesday Set. 27, 3:30 a. m.; Ontario,
the Lackey farm, Thursday, Sopt.
28th, 8:30 a. m.; Oregon Slope, tho
Lattlg farm, Wednesday, September
28, 10:30 a. m.; Welser, call farm
bureau In afternoon.
Among the buckaroos who came
from the Interior to attend the fair
was Omer Presloy who registered
The Fair annually brings Mr. and
Mrs. V. T, Horrett from Vale. Mr.
Herrett has been on the fair board
for years, last year was Its presi
dent. With their son, V. T. Junior,
they arrived here and registered at
the Moore for the week.
KILLS MRS- M1RNEY
Former Resident of Ontario Found
Dead by her Husband in Bolso
Home Roaded Riflo on Wnll
Cause of Death.
When her husband, K. L. Mc
,Burney, returned from Pocatello to
their home In Bolso Sunday even
ing, ho found Mrs. McBurney In tho
basement dead. She had been
killed but a short time before, and
from tho position In which the body
was found it appeared that a bullet
from a rifle which hung on tho
basement wall was the causo of her
Mrs. McBurney was n sister of
Mrs. H. C. Schuppoll and while Mr.
and Mrs. Schuppell made this city
their homo she lived for a time with
them, later moving to Baker anil
moro recently to Boise, when Mr.
McBuney Is an officer in the Idaho
According to the Boise papers tho
officers who made an Investigation
ot the accident, believe that In bend
ing over to gather a laundry bundle
together, Mrs. McBurney hit tho
muzzle of tho riflo in such a manner
that tho nail by which It was hang
ing, discharged tho weapon. The
bullet, the shell of which was found
in the barrell of the gun, struck her
near the base of the brain severing
the spinal column, thus killing her
LITTLE BOY PASSES AFTER
BUT FEW DAYS ILLNESS
A gloom was cast over the
Cairo Community last Saturday
morning by the news that little
Harry McCarthy had passed away
at tho homo of his parents after a
Tho little chap had that hnpr-y
disposition which ondeared him to
everyone who know him, and In his
illness showed devotion to those who
cared for him.
Harry Edward McCarthy was born
October 4th, 1918 and died Sept
ember 10, 1922. Ho was the only
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mc
Carthy, who with his three grandpar
ents, ono sister, Helen, survive him.
A a sister, Mildred having precodod
htm a year ago last January.
CARNIVAL ATTRACTIONS ARE
PROVING HIT OF THE FAIR
Snap Brothers Shows Excell by Far
An thing Ever Seen in Tills
Section Advance Notices
Moro than Equalley.
Tho thousands who thronged tho
carnival grounds last night united In
declaring that the shows wore the
host over soon here. Many of tho
attractions have been with the big
road shows of tho Orpheum circuit,
such as Atkinson's Dog and Pony
show which mado a tremendous
hit with tho grown folk as well as
the boys and girls.
The athletic show, the musical
rovue, tho monkey races, the hippo
drome, and tho five rides all aro real
numbers of real merit. It is ,by far
and away tho cleanest and best curnl.
val company to travel this valley In
years and alone Is worth coming to
town to see.
PARADE STARTS ON TIME
AND KICKS OFF FAIR WEEK
Chairman Frank Ryan of the Fnlr
parade committee gave a demon
stration of what It means to start
on time. Just three minutes after
oloven yesterday the parade loft tho
cornor ot Orogon street and Colorado
avenue and moved down Oregon
street headed by the High School
cadets and High School girts, with
tho color guard Immediately follow
ing Rex Marquis, marshal ot the
parade and Mrs. John Brosnan on
horse back. Then came the buck
aroos and a band from the carnival
company, business men's floats, and
The Ontario Frunltures' Jap-a-lac
kids, with H. L. Peterson at their
head. The Union oil trucks with
their clown In a cage, and Charles
Garvin as Dolly Snowdrop was tho
clown hit. Then came Boyer Bros,
big float and tho High School Band,
followed by many decorated autos.
Mrs, M. J, Stanton of Juntura was
one ot tho early arrivals for Fair
week. She came down from tho
Interior on Tuesday,
CLOSING FROGRAMS WILL
BE BEST OF FAIR WEEK
With 5,000 free tickets out to
school children of tho county
and adjoining counties in Idaho
for the special program Friday,
that day will be tho big day of
tho Fair. The special contests
for Boys' and Girls' clubs will
be decided then, and a specially
interesting program on the tract
will bo given.
Tho final race of tho school
relay will bo run between Inter
mountaln Institute and tho win
ner of the raco today between
Payette and Ontario High
A great race and a wild west
and auto raco program is
scheduled and thero will be a
thrill a minute, Is the promise
of the fair management.
LIBRARY EXHIBITS SHOWS
VALUE OF COUNTY INSTRUCTIVE
Tho Malheur County Library has
an educational booth showing tho
advantages to bo gained by bolng a
book borrower. Two displays, ono
of books on agrlculturo and ono a
"station library" glvo somo Idea of
tho usefulness of the library to the
public living in the county.
VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT
IS FEATURE AT ROUND-UP
Many New Fcntiues Added Tills
Year's Show to bo Bigger and
Better Than Ever
"Entertainment to suit every
tasto". That's the slogan of tho
committee In charge of this year's
Woiser Round-up, Harvest Carnival
and Livestock Show which will be
held next week, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, 27, 28, and 29.
The committee In charge has
gone far and wide In searching for
this variety ot amusement so that
all of Weisor's guests during tho
big show may find plenty of the,
things that Interest them and now
that tho grand festival is less than
a week away these men who have
been working night and day afa en
thusiastic over the results of tholr.
Ot course tho Round-up end has
the greatest appeal. For this, J.
W, Galloway, arena director has ro
lnqulrles from performers. In
celved hundreds of applications and
practically evory case they have
promlsod to be here and tako part
in Weisor's show. Mr. Galloway
says that he has never met with
such enthusiasm before among tho
folks who holp put on Round-ups.
It Is is that old Jovial, careless,
hardworking and manly spirit they
hopo to depict for Weisor's guosts.
In the morning and between
times, thero will bo tho large ex
hibits of livestock and agricultural
products. Tho llvostock including
stato champion cattle, hogs and
horses, will be kept at tho Round
up grounds, while tho farm pro
ducts will be displayed In booths
built In tho conter of tho down
town stroots In previous years. This
year tho commltteo has laid more
stress than over before on the
Llvostock and Harvest carnival ends
and from tho accomplishments to
dato, It bids fair to bo well worth
tho amount of effort that has boon
put Into It. Tho men In charge of
this say that for lntorostod porsons,
a visit to It will bo worth moro than
a month at school and thousands
of dollars In lncentlvo for tho
In the evening as In tho last two
years the American Loglon boys will
have charge of entertaining Wolsor's
guests with tholr hundreds of con
cessions and amusomont devlcos,
TIioho boys from tholr past two
year oxperlenco aro old hands at the
! game and will do tholr part.
As an added attraction this year
the Payette battery of artillery will
bo hero during tho show. Thoro
aro 100 mon and tho equipment In
cludes CO horses, 4 cannon, and 4
caissons as well as a lot of other
smaller articles. They will parade
at 7:30 Tuosday ovonlng, will hold
a special freo exhibition drill at
the Roundup grounds at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning and then thoy
will parado again Just boforo the
opening ot tho big show In tho
George Tokln, federal game war
den with headquarters nt Baker
registered at tho Moore Monday.
Among tho many visitors from the
Owyhee are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lowe
who aro down tor tho Fair,
NOTED DAIRY EXPERT
J. L. Kraft States That Tills Tcrrl-
tority Compares Fnvornbly With
Middle. West States In
In a recont issuo of the Buttor,
Choeso and Egg Journal, J. L. Kraft,
who will bo rememborod as one of a
number of eastern experts who made
a survey of tho dairying possibilities
of Idaho, the following report of his
findings in tho stato Is mado. It will
bo of much interest lo every resi
dent of Idaho and particularly to
thoso engaged in tho farming and
allied Industries, says tho Boise
Statesman of Monday, Septomber 18.
What Mr. Kraft has to say of
Idaho, applies exactly as well to
Malheur county, Oregon, tor In his
uso of tho term Idaho ho contem
plates tho Snako river valley, of
which this is a part, and which was
included in tho iuspeclon trip ot
tho oastern dairy experts. Mr.
"As to the futuro of tho dairy in
dustry and particularly tho produc
tion ot cheese, what may we look
forward to or expect? Sometimes a
forward look may be a shadow ot a
New York First Center
Choeso first found its center of
manufacture in New York state,
speaking broadly. As the population
thickened and cities grew up de
manding large quantities of fluid
milk, choeso manufacturing found
a now center In Wisconsin. Geo
graphically and climatically It was
the logical center.
"Now cast your oyo over tho fast
growing cities of tho Mississippi
valley and note tho growth of popu
lation in tho last decado and you
wlll-flt once come to tho conclusion
that the center of tho cheese making
Industry Is about to bo again pushed
back somo place Into tho distant
west. Where will it go? Study tho
western states for a good geograph
ical center, first keeping within mind
that within tho next 25 years the
Pacific coast west of tho ranges will
ho as thickly populated as tho At
lantic coast Is today.
Montana Not Suitable
"Geographically If It woro not for
this fact tho logical conter might bo
Montana, but Montana will always
havo a high freight rato both oast
and west and with Paclflo coast con
ditions as they aro, Montana is not
logical. Besides, soil and wator con
ditions aro not Ideal and Montana
would havo much to ovorcome.
"Tho next possibility would be
Utah, but our difficulty here a lack
of territory, for tho only sultablo
dairy tracts Utah onjoys are tho
small fertile valloys, which will
moro and moro dovolop Into fruit
lands. True, Utah will dovolop and
mako consldorablo choeso Just as
Illinois today Is making considerable
but sho will not bo a largo factor
and will servo to emphaslzo tho
conter when it Is established.
Wo come then to Idaho, with
I(h flvo million acres of irrigat
ed land, cnpablo of producing uh
iriuch as twenty million acres of
Illinois or Wisconsin land
"By way ot comparison, Wiscon
sin has at prosent nine million total
ncros under cultivation ror all pur
poses. Idaho has a dairy minded
governor and n dairy minded poople,
all of whom aro thoroughly awako
to tho possibilities of tho dairy cow.
"Her climate, soil and wator are
concedod by all to bo far superior
to any state in tho union; cheap
freight rates by rail and water to
any point on tho Pacific coast In
caso of a quantity ovor production
tho Union Pacific freight oxports tell
mo Idaho choeso can bo delivered In
Now York by way of tho Panama
canal for less than 2 cents per
pound. Wo find Idaho then the
stato of destiny so far as choose pro
duction Is concernod."
Mrs. M. A. Hunter ot Crane was
numbeed among tho Harney county
delegation to seo tho Fair.
Mrs. Carl Kuhno and hor two sons,
who aro leaving Juntura to move to
Bolso to mako their home, and Mrs.
Kuhne's sister, Mrs. William McKln
noy now a rosldont of Bolso wero
hero for tho Fair and to bid their
mother. Mrs. J. P Sharkey ot New
York City farewell on hor roturn to
the east after visiting thorn at tholr
homes in Boise and Junturu.
David uranam ior me rn.