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Volume 43, Number 26.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 1926
Subscription $2.00 a Year
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AS CROWDS COME
Rain and Wind Settle Dust
and Freshen Air for
QUEEN EVA ARRIVES
Attendants Doris and Kathryn by
Her Side; Amusements
and Band Ready
Intermittant rain and shine yester
day, with considerable wind, has put
the Rodeo grounds and streets in
fine feather, and though cloudy this
morning prospects are for better
weather the last two days of the
Rodeo. People have been coming
to town since the first of the week,
making preparations for the celebra
tion, with an increasing flow this
morning. Indications are that the
first day crowds will far exceed those
of any previous year, and with the
natural influflx the last two days
Heppner's 1926 Rodeo should be wit
nessed by the largest number of peo
ple ever assembled in the city.
Though quite a number of reserved
season tickets remained in the hand?
of the committee this morning, it is
expected the most of these will be
disposed of before the show starts
this afternoon. Rodeo headquarters
have been established in the Garri
gues building next to the Heppner
garage, where these tickets may be
obtained until this afternoon, when
they will be placed on sale at the
grounds. Hotels and rooming houses
ore filling fast, as well as a majority
of vacant rooms and houses, so those
desiring rooms will do well to get in
touch with headquarters at the ear
liest possible moment. Citizens of
Heppner are cooperating to the larg
est possible extent to see that every
one is cared for. Besides the regu
lar eating establishments of the city
the ladies of the Methodist church
are holding a cooked food sale each
morning of the Rodeo next door to
the Morrow County creamery, where
delicious home cooked articles may be
obtained. Numerous hot ' dog and
quick lunch stands are also on hand
to help care for eating demands.
Queen Eva the First is on her
throne, with attendants Doris and
Kathryn by her side, ready to take
up her train when she arises. A
heroic and charming horsewoman,
Queen Eva will bo a most fitting lead
er for the big parade to take place
tomorrow and Saturday mornings. It
is predicted her regime will be most
successful. Our Queen is Miss Eva
Wilcox of Lexington, and her attend
ants Miss Doris Wilcox and Miss
The C. F. Zeiger shows have their
three rides, shows and concessions on
Main street near the postofflce, and
are open this morning to the public.
The merry-go-round, ferris wheel and
glider will appeal especially to the
youngsters, who may ride in safety
on the big, new machines. The com
pany guarantees absolutely clean
amusements in all departments. They
will aid materially in carrying out
the carnival spirit of the Rodeo.
Campbell's American band from
Portland will not appear until tomor
row, though their all-professional
five-piece orchestra wil be on hand
for the dance at the pavilion tonight.
However, the band will be here good
and strong tomorrow to head the pa
rade, play concerts and assist in
livening things up at the arena. The
Campbell band is composed entirely
of professional musicicians, and is
rated high among band organizations
of the coast. Accompanying the band
is Justine Gilbert, prima donna so
prano ami violin soloist, who will
gladden the hearts of all music lov
ers. The city as well as the majority
of her citizens has donned the holi
day garb, and Main street is resplen
dent with its many vari- and multi
colored streamers, banners and flags.
The Rodeo spirit is sweeping the city
clean, and bright, smiling faces on
every hand is supreme evidence that
everyone is having a good time a
good time that will grow with the
coming two days.
Will Hold Meetings at
Church in Irrigon
Evangelistic meetings . are an
nounced to begin in the Christian
church at Irrigon on Sunday evening,
October 3rd, and to continue for a
week or more thereafter.
Wallace Jones, formerly pastor at
Lexington, now with the church at
Helix, will do the preaching and he
will be assisted with the music by
Dan Lindsay, the sweet singer of Al
pine, who will give a solo each eve
ning of the meeting. A season of
good things, spiritually, is In Btore
for the people of the Irrigon com
Queen Eva I
Miss Eva Wilcox, queen of the
Rodeo, proved herself full worthy
of all the honors possible to be
stow upon her, when she probably
saved the life of Ted McMillan of
Lexington Monday morning.
Mr. McMillan was rounding up
the cows in preparation for the
morning milking, and on seeing a
young bull near at hand start to
ward him, he made a motion to
wave him aside, as he had done ef
fectively on previous occasions.
He had no inkling that the bull was
of a tempestuous nature, and did
not think of being in any danger.
The bull, however, kept coming and
knocked him flat, proceeding to
stamp on him.
Miss Wilcox was doing an errand
some distance away and heard Mr.
McMillan's cries... She rode up to
the scene on horseback and drove
the irate bull away. Help was ob
tained immediately and Mr. McMil
lan was brought to Heppner for
surgical attention. Dr. McMurdo
dressed his wounds, some of which
required several stitches to close.
The following day McMillans
slaughtered the wayward barnyard
master and presented Miss Wilcow
with half the meat, a token of ap
preciation for her act of bravery.
Quen Eva may well be hearlded by
Rodeo throngs as a heroine.
Funeral of George Flower
Held Tuesday Afternoon
Death called George M. Flower of
this city at his home on Sunday
night, September 19, following a se
vere attack of heart disease from
which Mr. Flower had been a sufferer
for many years. He was taken sud
denly ill about 8 o'clock Sunday
morning and suffered very severely
for several hours, finally dropping in
to a sleep from which he did not
awake. Mr. Flower was an invalid
for many years, and since 1921 had
been bedridden most of the time.
Funeral services were held at the
Christian church on Tuesday after
noon at 2:30, Milton W. Bower, pas
tor, preaching the sermon, and in
terment was in Masonic cemetery.
George M. Flower was born at On-
liawa, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1865, and died
at Heppner, Oregon, September 19,
1926, aged 61 years, 7 months and 3
days. He came west in 1901, and to
eastern Oregon in 1906, settling in
Grant county near Monument. With
his family he left there in 1919 and
came to Heppner, where he has since
resided. He leaves, besides his wid
ow, Nettie Flower, two daughters and
one son, Mrs. Georgia Langdon of
Heppner; Mrs. Iris Slavins of Terra
Bella, Calif., and Leo Flower of Port
land, all of whom were present at the
Mr. Fower was a man of strong
moral character and clean habits, and
while making no profession of Chris
tianity, he was known for his strict
integrity and was a kind husband and
father. He was a patient sufferer
during all his long years of sickness.
For Sale 16 head of two-year-old
and 16 head of three-year-old Lin
coln bucks. Frank Monahan, Hepp
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What Takes Place
at the Arena
Saddle Horse Race Each Day.
Pony Express Race Three Days.
Calf Roping Each Day.
Boys' Pony Race Each Day.
Mule Riding Each Day.
Steer and Bull Riding Each Day.
Bareback Riding Each Day. k
BUCKING CONTEST Three Days.
RELAY RACE-Three Days.
Steer Maverick Race Each Day.
Quick Change Race Each Day.
Cowboy Race Each Day.
Cow Milking Contest Each' Day.
Morrow County Derby Saturday Only.
Chariot Race Each Day.
Roman Race Last Two Days Only.
OFF FOR SCHOOL.
Roland Humphreys, Jimmy Thom
son, Crocket Sprouls and Johnnie
Turner were Heppner young men
leaving here on Friday evening to
enter school. Mr. Humphreys, while
securing his degree at the Univer
sity of Oregon this year, will be a
teacher in one of the departments of
that institution. Messrs. Thomson
and Sprouls will enter the university
aa freshmen, and Mr. Turner will be
come a freshman at O. A. C.
Wanted at once, someone to repre
sent us in Wheeler, Morrow and Gil
liam counties. Goods nationally
known. To the man who qualifies
there is no limit to his earnings.
Write Box 684, La Grande, Oregon.
BE WORLD'S CHAMPION AFTER TONIGHT?
Oro Barlow and wife were visitors
in the city on Monday for a short
time from their farm south of lone.
Mr. Barlow has been afraid to do any
needing so far, the ground not being
in just the right condition as to
moisture content, and he has feared
the seed might rot. Another good
rain will put things right, Mr. Bar
low states that may of hia neighbors
have been seeding, however, trusting
that sufficient rain would come to
bring the grain along.
Mrs. Clara Alexander of Odessa
Wash., is a guest at the home of Mrs.
Rose Richardson until after the Ro
deo. Mrs. Alexander was formerly
Miss Clara Willingham and for years
a resident of Heppner.
TO BE HAD HERE
Returns from the Dempsey-Tunney
world's championship boxing match
to be fought this evening in Phila
delphia will be received by Mcurice
A. Frye with his high power radio
equipment in front of Gordon's con
fectionery store. The returns will
start coming from the Portlnnd Oro
gonian station KGW at 6:45 p. m.
Earl Gordon's radio aet will be used
connected with Mr. Frye's step-up
equipment and loud-speaker. It is
expected the returns will come in in
The big match to take place in the
Sesqui-Centennial stadium in Phila
delphia, is creating lively interest
over the entire country and people
here will be glad of this opportunity
to take it in.
When the eye is tried seeing and
the ear with hearing turn to things
that satisfy. When the things of
the world grow wearing try the
things of God. "The things that are
seen are temporal but the things
that are unseen are, eternal." -
God speaks to us through his word
and tells us how to speak with Him.
His church is for the fellowship of
All usual services at the church of
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
Last week we stated the buck killed
by Bernie Gaunt and entered in the
Peoples Hardware company contest
weighed 237 pounds. The figure
should have been 227.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Wilson, son
Keith, Everet Hayes and Miss Mar
garet Crawford arrived yesterday
from Joseph to take in the three
days of Rodeo. They are guests at
the Vawter Crawford home.
Miss Mary Clark departed the past
week for Portland and Eugene, spend
ing a few days in the former city be
fore going on to take up her work at
the University of Oregon.
The contract for the building of
the Epsicopal parish house has been
awarded to T. G. Denisse and the
structure will be completed by De
Miss Evelyn Humphreys departed
the first of the week for Eugene,
where she will again enter the Uni
versity of Oregon.
Maurice A. Frye returned home to
day from Portland, having spent sev
eral days in the city attending the
Frank Harwood, local jeweler, made
a trip to Hood River on Saturday, re
turning home on Monday.
CARD OF THANKS.
To our many friends and neighbors
we wish to extend our sincere thanks
for all the assistance and sympathy
extended us during our hours of sor
row in the death of our husband and
father, George M. Flower, and for the
many floral offerings.
MRS. NETTIE FLOWER,
MRS. C. R. LANGDON,
MRS. ELMER SLAVINS,
Many Outside Performers
Here Ready for the
MANY RACERS ENTER
Fire Relay Strings on Hand; Tony
Vey, Roping Artist Supreme,
to Give Exhibition!.
They're here I And lots of 'em I
Those boys who follow the cocupa
tion of cow valet in odd parts of the
country and climb into the wild bronc
saddle at round-up time to show their
stuff. Tis said they don't make 'em
too rough for these boys to tame,
and though there is a formidable ar
ray of outlaws to test their mettle,
these boys, or at least some of them,
are going to ride 'em high, wide and
handsome at Rodeo field today, to
morrow and the next day.
Jack Barber has journeyed all the
way from Waxahatchie, Texas, 30
miles from Dallas, to compete. Then
there are Jimmy Cushman from
Piuneville, Cal., Boy Dyer, Washoskie,
Okla., the Troub brothers, Bert and
Dewey, Punkin Center, Wash., a su
burb of Colfax; Hoppie Dunn, Den
nitt, Texas; Society Red, Jawbone,
Nev.; Red Ghepard, Gobblers Knob,
Aik.; Jack Ireland, from Cheyenne;
Joe Roub, Sheeptown, Mont.; besides
Mike Rooney, Fred Moore, Jim Ca
sey, Dale Nicholas, Chuck Jennings,
Ivan Metteer, Jack Terry, Fred Nich
olas, Lloyd Matteson, Bill Richmond,
Jack French, and all the rest. There
sure is going to be something doing
when this bunch of cowboys gets
started at the big amphitheater.
Bert Troub is reputed to be one of
the best bareback riders in the game.
He is the only man ever to ride the
bull at Pendleton, said Charlie Er
win, who has been putting the fel
lows through some stiff tryouts. Many
01 these fellows made beautiful rides
in the tryouts Sunday and Monday.
Besides the old bunch of buckers,
seme dark horses appear in the list
of outlaws who will endeavor to toss
their riders. Black Diamond and
black Devil are two unknown entities
who, it is rumored, will give some
aspiring jockeys a good deal to think
about, while Whistling Rufus is an
cther that may hand out some sur
prise packages. There is little need
to cite the capabilities of the old
herd. They have proved plenty able
to take care of themselves at past
performances. Included in these are
Shamrock, Fred Crump, Teapot Dome,
Roan Gurdane, Miss Heppner, Butter
Creek, Bluebird, Waldo, Fox Valley
and Bobby Burns.
Tony Vey is with us again this year,
also. He will do exhibition roping,
a treat that Rodeo-goers will be glad
to hear about. Tony has done his
stunt before, bringing the stands to
their feet by catching his steer from
the back of a bridleless horse and
tying him in fast time. Many of the
boys mentioned above will also enter
the roping lists, besides some of the
past performers in this line. Ed
Sheridan swings a wicked lariat, and
v.ill be after the steers red hoofed,
as will Frank Gentry, Neil White,
Lewis Cason and Harold Erwin.
Five strings of horses are here to
take part in the relay, pony express
and other races, besides many inde
pendent ponies. Albert Peterson is
here with his roping horses and re
lay string from Ukiah. Pete Gilliland
of the same place has a string, and
Lonnie Copenhaver, Ad Moore and
Antone Cunha have horses here for
the group events. All these men will
enter horses in the Morrow county
derby to take place Saturday for a
$1000 purse, besides other pony and
cowboy races. Lawrence Reaney has
a fast pony he will enter in the
derby. The race horses have been
going through their paces in great
shape, and with the track in the best
condition yet, some fast time is pre
dicted. Then Flett brothers have their
chariots primed and ready for their
exhibition stunt. The chariot races
proved a popular feature of last year's
show, and should be equally attrac
tive this year.
It is rumored there will be a charm
ing cowgirl present to do some exhi
bition riding, and if all we hear is
correct, this part of the performance
will be worth the total price of ad
mission. The whole lineup of the
show is more promising than ever
She's going to be wild!
TO HOLD SALE DURING RODEO.
The ladies of the Methodsit Com
munity church announce that they
will hold a cooked food sale each of
the three days during the Rodeo, of
fering for sale almost everything in
the culinery line, including pies,
cakes, salads, and meats. The sale
.will be held in the building one door
south of the Morrow County Cream
ery company and will begin at 11
Wanted To rent small furnished
house. Inquire this offics.
By Arthur BrUbane
More Pay? Terrible!
Dust as Auto Fuel.
Men that own railroad stocks, and
never do, never did, never will do
hard work, think it sad that tho men
working on the railroads should get
one hundred million dollars more a
year. That would be a great deal
less than thirty cents a day average
for each man, while the railroads get
the hundreds of millions more and
have the Government and its inter
state commerce commission always
ready to force the public to pay
higher rates if railroads need them.
The Government, compelling the
public to pay more for railroad ser
vice, without giving the public any
thing to say about it, should also
compel railroads to pay more to work
ing people without giving railroads
anything to say about it. But Gov
ernment and its working are arranged
by those that OWN the railroads, not
by those that WORK on the railroads.
Fifty years ago, fewer than two
million women worked for pay in the
Half of them were in domestic ser
vice. Now 9,0000,000 women are en
gaged in "gainful occupations." That
pleases the practical mind. Farmers
like to see the horse and mare work
ing. German farmers harness the
Our boasted "gainful occupations
for women" take women out of their
only occupation really gainful to civ
ilization, the production of good chil
dren. A young man arrested for robbing
the house of Cardinal Dougherty of
cash and bonds told the police, "I
didn't dare take the Cardinal's dia
mond studded gold cross, worth $25,
000. I was afraid it might jinx me.
1 also left a gold cup. Something
told me they used it in church. I
wasn't looking for any trouble like
The modernist wiil call that "su
perstitioji," others will see in it proof
that religion has power even in the
case of a young criminal who tells
the police, "I have no religion."
To treat prisoners cruel is vile.
To make a joke of their crimes is
The Governor of New York should
tell officials of Sing Sing what he
thinks of their Labor Day pie-eating
contest, twelve convicts with their
hands tied behind their backs, eating
pies, like 'swine, for a $5 prize.
How does that impress men and
women, out of prison, working to buy
food for their children?
However, stupid as it is, a prison
vith pie-eating contests is not aa
bad as the prison of that good bishop,
;n which prisoners wore iron collars.
with sharp spikes turned inward so
they could not lie down to sleep, or
the Spanish prison in which the no
ble-hearted English prison reformer
found a man fastened to the wall,
his feet above ground, starving, "his
face clotted with blood and tears," or
the prison mine, in which Peter the
Great chained each prisoner to his
wheelbarrow, to stay chained night
and day until death released him;
better than the ancient galley, where
the man chained to the oar was re
leased when he fainted or died, his
hand cut off to save time, body thrown
overboard and another slave chained
in his place.
We are sentimental fools in our
prisons, but we have improved.
When men talk of harnessing the
electron it should be remembered
that Providence does not allow trees
to grow into the heavens, or permit
conquering man to move up too rap
idly. Air, water, the earth, nature
gives to us free, and the sun's light
and heat. We must work for every
You read that an automobile en
gine had been made to run with the
explosive power of dust from a grain
elevator instead of gasoline. Messrs.
Noel and Heilbach, Department of
Agriculture engineers, showed that
ordinary dust might be used to create
an explosive force greater than that
HAS ENJOYED FINE VISIT.
A letter received this week from
Col. C. C. Boone, who has been spend
ing the summer at Ava, Illinois,
"down in Egypt," states that he has
had a very fine visit with relatives
and old time friends. Conditions in
that part of the country seem pros
perous and the Colonel states that
though the people are somewhat old
fashioned, they are good people and
one enjoys meeting them very much.
Lots of rains made the dirt roads
slippery, they have not as yet reach
the state of building such highways
as. prevail in Oregon, in that partlcu
lai part of Illinois. Lots of fine towns
and cities, and all that but Col. Boone
is anxious to get back to Oregon and
expected to leave for home on th
21st of September, returning to the
Soldiers home at Roseburg by the
southern route from St. Louis, Mo.