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Oregon Historical Society,
Volume 45, Number 28.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 1928
Subscription $2.00 a Year
evemth Rodeo Off With Ban
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GATHERING Mil, IE FOR Fl
Best Show Yet Promised
Hildebrand's Carnival Company Here Since Monday;
Fletcher's Round-Up Band Coming Tomorrow
and Saturday; Parades at 10:30; Dancing
Will Be Big Feature of the Evenings.
A cloud-canopied city, spectacularly adorned, with
the scintillating lights of the large carnival company
reflected in the sky since Monday, awaits with tense
expectancy the opening of the seventh annual Hepp
ner Rodeo this afternoon. The threat of rain so far
has not dampered the spirits of the gathering crowd
one whit, and every indication points to the largest
crowd and the best show in Rodeo history.
Stock, all in readiness, is in the very best condition
he has ever seen it, declares C. W. McNamer, presi
dent of the Rodeo since its inception. Besides all ar
rangements are better in hand and cared for than at
any time in the past. Mr. McNamer f orsees nothing
to cause a hitch in the smooth running of events.
Events at the arena will' start promptly at 1 :30
each afternoon. Tomorrow and Saturday the big
show will be preceded by the cowboy street parade at
10:30 in the morning. Queen Inez I with her attend
ants, Mae Groshens, Ruby Matteson, Katherine Bisbee
and Roxie Sperry, will be seen at the head of the par
ade. The mounts will step to the lively music of Flet
cher's Round-Up band.
Season tickets are on sale at Gordon's confection
ery at $2.50. These will admit to grandstand. Single
admissions are $1 for adults and 50c for children, with
25 cents being charged for admittance to grandstand
on single admissions. All school children will be admit
ted free tomorrow.
All housing accommodations are
being taken care of through Hotel
Heppner, where available rooms in
the city outside of the hotel will be
found listed. To help In feeding the
expected crowd various church or
ganizations are Berving meals, be
sides the regular restaurants and
the "hot dog" stands. Cooperation
Is being given on every hand to give
visitors cordial hospitality.
The Hildebrand United Shows ar
rived in Heppner Sunday and have
been entertaining the public since
Monday with a large number of con
cessions, shows and rides for the
kiddles. Heppner youngsters were
seen investigating the packing cas.es
of the merry-go-round horses, pick
ing out their mounts before they
were unpacked. Some hleped spread
sawdust on the ground to earn free
rides. A ferris wheel and gilder
help divide the time of the kiddles.
Fletcher's Round-Ub band, which
will be here all day tomorrow and
Saturday, as well as playing for the
dance tonight, started things off
last night with a dance of their
own at the fair pavilion. In their
western attire, entirely in accord
with the prevalent motlff on every
hand, this lively band will keep
things pepped up as only a good
band can. Their dance music ha
proved popular on many occasions
In the county, and they made many
friends for themselves at last year's
Dancing at the pavilion will start
at an early hour and continue into
the wee small hours of the morn
ing. The well ventilated pavilion,
though large, has failed to comfort
ably accommodate the large crowds
In attendance In the past, but the
dances, better called stampedes.
have proved none the less popular
and have always been a source of
Jollification and merriment for
those who attend. They will be con
ducted on the "jitney" order, at
iu cents a gallop.
Business houses on every hand
have cooperated wholeheartedly In
decorating their places of business,
as well as members donning distinc
tive rodeo attire. On every hand
the city Is attuned to the spirit of
the day the revival of the Old
West In Its most picturesque form,
The latch string Is hung outside the
city door. It bids you welcome, and
how! to the biggest and best Rodeo.
Legion Boys to Partake
Venison Feed Monday
Heppner Post No. 87, American
Legion, will feature its installation
meeting next Monday evening by a
feed of venison, to which all ex-ser
vice men In the vicinity are invited
The feed will take place at 6:30 at
Legion hall, with installation of offi
cers following. J. M. Biggs of Hor-
mlston, committeeman for the sixth
district, will be installing officer.
Officers to be installed are, Karl
Gilliam, commander; Walter Mooro,
vice-commander; Alva Jones, ad
jutant and finance officer.
Former Boardman Man
Dies at Newberg, Ore.
The many Boardman friends of
A. W. Cobb were grieved to hear of
his sudden death which occurred
Thursday, Sept. 20, at Newberg,
Ore. Funeral services were held
Sunday, Sept 23, at that place. Mr.
Cobb was born In Kent county, Eng
land, September 2, 1864, and came
to the United States in 1885. He
was one of the pioneers of the
Boardman project, having develop
ed the ranch on the West end which
he later sold to M. Mulligan. Mr.
Cobb was a public spirited citizen
and active In various civic affairs.
We recall a community dinner giv
en here in the early days sponsored
by the commercial club at which
Mr. Cobb made a witty and genial
toastmaster. His keen wit and
ready tongue made him excellent
company. Two sons and one daugh
ter survive him. He was a mem
ber of the local lodge of I. O. O. F.,
a Modern Woodman and was for
merly active in the Umatilla Rap
ids association project, of which he
was one of the oftlcers since leaving
uoaraman. Mr. Cobb has made
periodic visits and was always much
entertained by his various friends
who were always glad to welcome
him back and his presence will be
Visit Points of Interest
in South Part of County
Ed Miller and David Piper of the
Oregonlan staff drove to Heppner
from Pendleton on Saturday eve
ning, and on Sunday morning, ac
companied by Judge R. L. Benge,
Commissioner G. A. Bleakman and
Dist. Atty. S. E. Notson, went out
for a trip over the completed por
tion of the Heppner-Spray road
The gentlemen found that the sur
facing of the forest road was being
completed that day, and Mr. Smith
contractor, was preparing to take
down the rock crusher nad remove
It to another point where he has
road work in progress.
The gentlemen were royally en
tcrtalned for dinner at the home of
Harry French, Mr. French himself
being chef and preparing for them
a meal they will long remember for
Its excellence. A visit was also made
to opal mountain, and the Pat Shea
mine. Some very good opal speci
mens were gathered, the Oregonlan
men got some excellent views, and
the party returned to Heppner late
In the evening to report a fine day
Mrs. George Thomson entertain
ed Informally at her home on Tues
day afternoon, In honor of Mrs,
Stanley Moore's sister, Mrs. Harry
Nutt, who has been visiting here
Bucking Champions at
1922 LLOYD MATTESON.
1023 JACK TERRY.
1924 JACK TERRY.
1925 JACK FRENCH.
192ft BERT TROUB.
1927 TIM DERRY.
GRAIN PRICE TREND
Hard Red Spring Wheat
Up 7c; Others Gain
as Much as 5c.
(U. S. B. A.-0. S. C. Farm Market
The trend of grain prices was up
ward last week according to the
weekly Farm Market Be view of the
O. A. O. Extension Mrrioe. The
aliike clover seed crop U very snort
and prices are firm. World dried
prone crop 60,000,000 pounds leu with
European demand keen for Urge
lies. Domestic wool steady, foreign
markets somewhat lower. Butter
hardly steady in eastern markets.
BREAD GRAIN. Price advances
made by most bread grains last
week. Rye went up 8c-9c a bushle.
Premium grades of hard red spring
wheat advanced as much as 7c a
bushel, but hard red winter prices
were not materially changed. Soft
red and soft white wheats were
about 5c higher at the close than a
week before with Cincinnati paying
up to $1.53 for No. 2 red. Hard
white was sold up to $1.40-$1.42 at
Portland. Canadian wheat prices
also went higher while Europe was
firm on bread grains. The new
wheat crop in Argentina has made
good progress to date, but Austral
ian wheat is still in need of mois
ture. FEED GRAIN. The general trend
of feed grain markets was upward
last week. Corn and oats advanced
about 2c, barley 5c-6c and flax 6c-7c.
Poor corn and potato crop prospects
in Europe are improving export de
mand for United States corn and
SEEDS. The alsike clover seed
crop is expected to be only 59 to 60
per cent of that last year, accord
ing to a report issued by the Bureau
of Agricultural Economics. The
short crop is due to less acreage
and smaller yield per acre, the re
sult of winter damage and unfav
orable growing conditions. Prices
to growers on August 28 averaged
the highest for that date since 1920.
Imports of alsike clover seed for
the fiscal year ending June 30 am
ounted to 7,608,600 pounds, compar
ed with 4,163,200 in 1927; 10,989,400
In 1926; 10,425,300 in 1925; 11,056,000
in 1924; 5.566,100 In 1923; and 4,984,
200 pounds the 18-year average. The
carryover in the United States Is
regarded as larger than in other
recent years. Information regard
ing the new crop and carryover In
foreign countries is incomplete.
The white clover seed crop in the
United States is expected to be
smaller than last year because of
winter damage, but good-sized crops
of fine quality are reported In Eu
rope. Imports for the past year
were the highest on record or 1.778,
000 pounds compared to 974,700 in
1927, 1,666,400 in 1926, 1.227,300 In
1925, 1,407,500 In 1924, 519,000 In
1925, and about 737,200 pounds, the
average for the past 18 years. Au
gust imports were 197,800 pounds
against 67,100 last year and 42,600
two years ago. Prices being paid
growers for new-crop seed are
somewhat higher than last year.
Meadow fescue grass seed has
been moving rapidly from growers
hands. Kentucky blue grass and
Orchard gross seed Is moving slow
ly, but prices are a little better than
last year. Timothy seed is bringing
growers a little more money than In
Clover seed futures were about
steady last week, with December
red a little firmer.
HAY, PASTURE and FEED. Es
timates of hay production were low
ered somewhat in August. Clover
and timothy hay is low In quality.
Alfalfa markets remained firm for
good hay, with dairy Interests pay
ing $2-$5 a ton premium for extra
leafy types. Feeds picked up as
seasonal demand Increased and
prices were advanced on some lines.
POTATOES. Some potato blight,
rot and frost damage was reported
last week, but the potato crop gen
erally made good progress. Grow
ers are being advised to grade close
ly and feed culls to livestock
DAIRY PRODUCTS. Butter mar
kets were unchanged on the Coast
but lower in the East last week
The trend appears to be toward In
creasing production and smaller
withdrawals from storage, thus
tending to reduce the storage short
age. Pasture conditions are very
favorable in principal dairy states,
and most other dairy feeds are
somewhat cheaper than a year ago.
LIVESTOCK. Livestock supplies
were liberal last week and prices
on cattle, hogs and lambs In prin-
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Seventh Heppner Rodeo
Sept. 27, 28, 29, 1928
1. Saddle Horse Race. Daily Event.
2. Pony Express. Best Time Three Days.
3. Calf Roping. Daily Event.
4. Boy's Pony Race. Daily Event.
5. Bulldogging. Daily Event.
6. Bareback Riding. Daily Event.
7. Bucking Contest. Daily Event.
8. Relay Race. Best Time Three Days.
9. Special Race.
10. Cowboy Race. Daily Event.
11. Morrow County Derby. Saturday.
12. Chariot Race. Daily Event.
13. Roman Race. Friday and Saturday.
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LOCAL n ITEMS
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell (Sadie Wil
kin), formrely a resident of Hepp
ner, died at her home In Anacortes,
Wash., on Saturday, Sept 22. Mrs.
Mitchell was born in Wlntersett,
Iowa, In November, 1869, and came
to Morrow county when a small
child, growing to womanhood here.
She was the daughter of the late
Robert Wilkin who was a pioneer
of this community. Mrs. Mitchell
visited at Heppner for about six
weeks last summer, being a guest
at the home of her girlhood friend,
Mrs. Henry Howell.
Heppner schools will be closed for
two days next week, Thursday and
Friday, while the teachers go to
Pendleton to attend the joint in
stitute of Umatilla and Morrow
counties. In fact this will be the
rule of all the public schools of the
two counties, as it is required by
law that the teachers have so many
hours of institute work each year.
Supt Burgess of the Heppner school
will have a prominent part on the
program at Pendleton next week.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo and W. W.
Smead, postmaster, returned the
first of the week from a week's hunt
In the mountains in company with
L. Van Marter and brother, J. Van
Marter, of Portland, and "Buck"
Bigbee, also of Portland. The lat
ter three gentlemen remained for
a more extended hunt Three bucks
had been bagged by the party when
he came In, according to Mr. Smead.
See Rodeo Specials in Star Thea
ter ad, back page.
The Misses Mary and Marjorie
Clark departed during the week for
Eugene where they again enter the
University, Miss Mary to finish her
senior year, majoring In music, and
Miss Marjorie to begin her second
year In the school of journalism.
They accompanied Frank Rlggs,
who was a guest for several days
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
D. Clark in this city.
The members of the Women s club
of Heppner, recently organized for
literary work, are studying Oregon
history this month. They plan to
give a very interesting program in
the Legion hall on Saturday after
noon, November 3. Any woman In
terested, who Is not yet a member,
Is invited to call Mrs. George Thom
son for information or study mater
ial. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Olden and
their daughter, Mrs. George Snyder
were Rhea creek folks In the city
for a few hours Wednesday. Mr,
and Mrs. Olden recently returned
from a very enjoyable trip over
McKenzle pass and through south
M. L. Case was In Pendleton on
Saturday, where ne attended a
meeting of furniture dealers dur
ing the forenoon and then took In
the Round-Up In the afternoon. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Case and
the Misses Frances Ede and Har
Johnnie Cochran was a visitor
here yesterday from lone. He had
just returned from Yakima, Wash.,
where he spent a short time visit
ing with Mrs. Cochran, who Is at
the home of her daughter there. He
reports Mrs. Cochran slowly regain
ing her health.
By action of the Methodist con
ference just closed this week at
Hood River, Rev. F. R. Spauldlng
Is returned to the Heppner charge
for another year. This Is a matter
for congratulation on the part of
the Heppner church.
Miles Martin, extensive grain
raiser of the Lexington country, ac
companied by Mrs. Martin, was a
visitor here on Monday.
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Entrants and Numbers In
the Rodeo Lists at Five
1 Tom Zahm.
2 Buck Rose.
3 Peggy Adams.
4 Genevieve Zahm.
5 Blaze Thomson.
6 Gerald Thomson.
7 Gerald Swaggart
8 Frank Swaggart
9 B. F. Doly.
10 Mike Neitling.
11 Johnny Eubanks,
12 Stub Johnson.
13 F. E. Stubneck.
14 Sylvia Stubneck.
15 Emery Moore.
16 Dutch Happold.
17 Bruce Clinton.
18 Slim Nickols.
19 Roy Workman.
20 Rusty Darling.
21 Duggan Smith.
22 -Clifford Gardner.
23 Scandalous Bill.
24 James Crockett
25 Red Moore.
26 Everett Hunt.
27 Tom Marshall.
28 Dave Hart
29 Fred Keiser.
30 Dewey Troub.
31 Bill LeTrace.
33 J. B. Hubbard.
34 Smoky Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Whittington
of Bend, who were visitors at the
Pendleton Round-Up on Saturday,
stopped over to see some of the
rolks on Rhea creek and Eight Mile
as they reutrned home the first of
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Dix and Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Thomson entertained
a few of Mrs. Shurte's friends in
her honor on last Friday evening
at the Dix home.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR JOB? COMPLETE
LIST OF COMMITTEES FOR 1928 SHOW
GENERAL RODEO COMMITTEE
C. W. McNamer, president; Pete
Kilkenny, Chas. H. Latourell, J. J.
Nys, treasurer, L. L. Gilliam, sec
retray, John French.
Committee In Charge of Dances
C. B. Cox, W. E. Moore, C. L.
Committee on Parking Cars
Frank Shively, chairman; W. L.
LaDusire, Pat Mollahan, Ray Fer
guson, J. O. Rasmus.
Frank Turner, L. L. Matlock, C.
Amusement and Music Committee
C. H. Latourell, W. E. Moore, C.
RODEO First Day
Ticket seller In charge, J. G.
Ticket seller at grandstand, J. J.
Ticket collectors: C. M. Scrivner,
chairman; C. L. Sweek, H. A. Cohn,
Marlln Grames, E. A. Bennett
Ticket takers at grandstand, Han
son Hughes, Frank Connor.
RODEO Second Day
Ticket seller in charge, EarUHal-
Ticket seller at grandstand, Spen
Ticket collectors: C. M. Scrivner,
Attendants of Queen
Fine Array of Exhibits
Will Tell Results of
The Morrow County Wool and
Grain show will be ready for exhi
bition tomorrow at Rodeo head
quarters In the Garrigues building.
A fine array of exhibits has been
prepared, well worth the time of all
Rodeo visitors to Inspect
C. W. Smith, county agent, has
had the work of gathering the ex
hibits in charge. He has been ab
sent this week at the state fair but
will be back today to take charge
of arranging the display.
Both of the major crops of the
county made an excellent showing
the past year. Though the wheat
production was not as large as last
year, the winter grain especially
was of better quality and fine for
show purposes. Spring wheat was
below par both as to production and
The wool clip was especially good.
Favorable weather at shearing
time caused a good Sow of grease,
at the same time eliminating the
large amount of sand content so
often present especially in the
north end clip.
Competent judges have been ob
tained, and winning exhibits will be
sent to the Pacific International
Umatilla Project Fair
Will Be Attractive
The Heppner - Hermiston high
school football game will be only
one of the attractions at the Uma
tilla Project fair to be held at Her
miston, October 5 and 6, and the
town is getting ready for a big
The amount of premium money
for livestock and agricultural exhi
bits is much larger than in previous
years and keen competition is prom
ised, particularly In the dairy cattle
and poultry divisions, as this sec
tion is coming up rapidly in these
industries. Women's exhibits and
boys' and girls' club displays are
being well organized.
The entertainment features are
many and attractive. The La
Grande high school band will play
both days of the show, as well as
for the parade on Saturday. Con
cessions, sports and the football
game will amuse the crowd, and the
Hermiston post of the American
Legion have charge of the conces
sions, hot dog. stands, jitney dances
and the "Days of '49" show.
The juvenile lodge of the Degree
of Honor will hold Its regular meet
ing immediately after school Fri
day, October 5th, in the Legion hall.
It's going to be an Interesting meet
ing, so don't miss it
chairman; Al Bergstrom, Chas.
Thomson, Claud Cox, V. J. Fitzpat
rick. Ticket takers at grandstand, W.
Y. Ball and W. E. Moore.
RODEO Third Day
Ticket seller In charge, Vawter
Ticket seller at grandstand, Al
Ticket collectors: C. M. Scrivner,
chairman; Carl Cason, Jap Craw
ford, H. A. Duncan, D. A. Wilson,
Ticket takers at grandstand, J as.
Thomson, Jr. and F. B. Nickerson.
Dnneo First Night
Ticket seller, C. B. Cox.
Ticket collectors: P. M. Gemmell,
chairman, Frank Turner, E. E. Gil
liam. J. G. Cowins, B. E. Isom.
Dunce Second Night
Ticket seller, C. L. Sweek.
Ticket collectors: H. A. Cohn,
chairman, L. Van Marter, Dean T.
Goodman, Alva Jones, R. I. Thomp
son, W. H. Cleveland.
Dance Third Night
Ticket seller, W. E. Moore.
Ticket collectors: Gay M. Ander
son, chairman; Dr. F. E. Farrior,
B. P. Stone. F. B. Nickerson, Glenn
Jones. Frances Doherty, Clarence
E. G. Noble, chairman; Frank Gil
liam. W. P. Mahoney, M. D. Clark,
J. W. Beymer, A. M. Phelps, W. G.
McCarty. R. L. Benge, Geo. Bleak
man, John Kilkenny.
HOTTER IN EVER
Bucking and Bulldogging
Most Popular With
Cowboys Who Come
In Large Numbers
GIRL RIDES BRONCS
Exhibition Ride for Tomorrow and
Saturday by Peggy Adams:
Chariot Race to be Held
All Three Days.
Lists of contestants were swell
ing rapidly at 5 o'clock yesterday
evening, with numbers up to 35 al
ready issued. From all indications
when the registration books closed
for today a larger number of con
testants than ever before would be
Many faces of former performers
are in evidence. The Troub broth
ers, Dewey and Bert the latter win
ner of the bucking championship
two years ago, are here. Smoky
Moore, Duggan Smith and Dutrh
Happold are others familiar to past
Rodeo fans, while Emery Moore,
a home product and runner up in
the bucking every year, is again on
At least three relay strings will
make this event more hotly con
tested than in years past Lonnle
Copenhaver, Frank Swaggart Ger
ald Swaggart have already signed
up and the Bayes string of Condon
was said to be on the way. Arden
Gilliland of Ukiah has come with
some fast mares that he expects
will place in the money.
Bucking and bulldogging are the
most popular events, with 17 atened
up in the first and 12 In the latter
at 5 o'clock yesterday, and Indica
tions that the bucking lists would
reach nearly 30. It will probably
be necessary to split the bucking
contest again as it was last year,
giving half the boys mounts today
and the other half going up tomor
row, those qualifying going into the
semi-finals on Saturday.
Bluebird is again in the lists this
year, after having been put on the
shelf last year with a barbed wire
cut Bluebird has been a final horse
for several years, one of the tough
est of the buckers and in a tryout
yesterday shows plenty of the old
fire. Thirty tough broncs all told
are' in waiting, and will give the
cowboys plenty to think about Col
ored Boy and Black Diamond stand
a good chance of making the finals
again though they will have to strut
their stuff to make the grade for a
few of the new-comers showed
themselves mighty capable In the
tryouts Sunday. Other familiar
buckers are Whirlwind, Whistling
kuius, rea crump, Brown Bov.
Bobby Burns, Miss Heppner, But
ter Creek, Rim Rock, Roan Gur-
dane, Muckamuck. Connie Mack.
Fox Valley, Wickieun. Rollins Pin.
TNT, Teapot Dome, Speedball.
Wild Aimee, Snow Mountain, Steam
boat and Grey Eagle.
Just who will be up on who may
be seen from today's program at the
grounds, the drawing being made
too late last evening to be announc
ed here. It is certain, anyway, that
the boys will have to do some rid
ing if they stay in the running.
f eggy Adams, an ambitious cow
girl who rides 'em straight up, will
be seen in exhibition rides tomor
row and Saturday. She is a fearless
cowgirl and those who know her
say she will give the spectators
their money's worth in entertain
ment when she goes up.
The chariot race, a popular fea
ture event of past years, will be
run all three days, two local boys.
sterling tryrear and Orrin Wright
providing the teams, said to be as
pretty as any ever seen In this
event A large number of racers
for all the race events assures
plenty of hot competition.
Pomona Grange Meets
At Irrigon October 6th
Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at Irrigon, Saturday, Oct
6. A program including an address
by Walter M. Pierce, ex-governor
of Oregon and democratic candi
date for congress from this district,
will begin at 2 o'clock in the after
noon. The program follows:
Music, group number, Club Band.
Reading, Greenfield Grange.
Monolog, Willows Grange.
Music, Club Band.
Address, "More Profitable Farm
ing," R. S. Besse, O. A. C.
Reading, Irrigon Grange.
Address, "Farm Problems," Wal
ter M. Pierce.
Closing Song, Grange.
Mrs. George Moore is attending
the district convention of the De
gree of Honor this week In La