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OREGON HISTORICAL SOC1EJ
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Volume 47, Number 25.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 1930.
LISTS FILLING AS
Familiar Cowboys of Past
Years Arrive; Buckers
Picked for Today.
BLUEBIRD, BEST OF
ALL, IN FIRST PLACE
Queen Arleta I to Appear
Like a lull before the battle all
Heppner and Incoming guests
peacefully await the opening gun of
the ninth annual Rodeo at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon. What thrills
await the gathering throngs that
give promise of surpassing former
years, is now only a matter of con
jecture; but before the week end ifl
over the name of some one of the
many strange cowboys, now to be
seen with a determined counten
ance and mayhap a glint of hope In
his clear blue eyes, will be on the
lips of hundreds of enthusiastic
spectators. He will be the champion
bronc buster of them all.
OLD TIMERS BACK.
With entry lists not complete at
an early hour last night, 41 num
bers had been issued to contestants
in the different events. Twenty had
signed up for the bucking. This list
was split, with nine to compete to
day and the remainder tomorrow.
Riders qualifying today and tomor
row will go into the semi-finals Sat
urday, from which the final con
testants will emerge.
Many familiar faces to Rodeo
goers of former years will be seen
among the contestants. In the lists
are Bert Troub, a former champion,
and his brother Dewey; Stubby
Johnson; Art Seale, veteran trick
rider of Condon; Eddie" Sheridan;
Kenneth Depew, who is accompan
ied by Mrs. Depew; Frank and Ger
ald Swaggart, Jlmraie Monahan, Ed
win Hirl, Joe Pedro, Tony Vey and
HARD FIGHT LOOMS.
The bucking battle will break
with Jack McMann up on Blue
bird Bluebird who has bucked
more Rodeo champions to victory
than any of the lot a real break
for the show and for Bluebird that
the old veteran should be the first
to appear upon the scene. Roy Day
will follow on Snow Mountain. Th'en
come Floyd Pano on Roan Gur
dane, Walter Boniser on Ed Bailey,
Buck Rose on Ben Bolt, Ed Larsen
on Sinbad, Arlie Duvall on Indian
Lee, Roy Almstead on Black Bot
torn and Bud Colvin on Butter
Creek. An ominous battle front
that should provide enough action
to satisfy ' the most hardened of
Entry lists in other events were
well filled, and the show today gives
promise of outshining any first day
performance of former years.
OLD SPIRIT IN AIR.
Tonight the big dance at the
open air pavilion will be the main
attraction. Then tomorrow, with
the arrival of the Irrigdn 4-H Club
band. Queen Arleta (Miss Arleta
Farrens) will be Introduced at the
head of the big parade to start at
10:30 in the morning, accompanied
by her attendants, Miss Mary Mon
ahan and Miss Mae Gentry, a come'
ly trio whose popularity already es
tablished necessitates little need of
their introduction to the majority
of Morrow county folk. Many add
ed features are promised in the
parades tomorrow and Saturday,
over those of former years, making
these attractions that all should see,
Bedecked in gay colors, filled to
the brim with hot" dog stands and
amusement concessions, and doors
of homes and hostelcHes thrown
wide. Heppner, has overlooked
nothing for the comfort and enter
tainment of her guests. More peo
ple will come tomorrow and still
more Saturday; and in blue jeans,
bright colored shirts and ten gallon
hats, a gala holiday overflowing
with the spirit of the Old West will
be enjoyed. '
SHEEPMEN MEET TONIGHT.
A meeting of Interest to all sheep
men is scheduled at American Le
gion hall at 7:30 this evening when
H. A. Lindgren, extension specialist
of Oregon State college, will pre
sent important Information on the
feeding of sheep, especially from
the standpoint of using home
grown feeds, according to word giv
en out by C. W. Smith, county ag
ent, who has arranged the meeting,
Biological survey men have also
been invited to discuss range poi
soning of coyotes.
At a meeting held in Pocatello
Idaho. Friday, August 22, J. W.
Hoech of The Dalles, F. A. Ellen
wood of Red Bluffs, Cal., and Worth
Lee of Idaho were nominated aB
members of the board of the Na
tional Wool Growers Marketing as
sociation, for the northwest district.
These are representative wool
growers, and are said to be good
men for the position they will oc
9 RO EONE
VICTIM OF GAS
South End Ranchman Found Dead
Under Truck In Garage at
Home Near. Hardman.
Upon returning home with the
members of the family after spend
ing the day with neighbors, Mrs.
Ernest Cannon discovered her hus
band, Ernest Cannon, laying dead
underneath his truck In the garage
at their place near Hardman on
last Thursday afternoon. Laying
not far from Mr. Cannon was his
gun, and without making close ob
servation, Mrs. Cannon reported to
the authorities at Heppner that he
had shot himself. Upon receiving
this word, Coroner Case and Dr.
D. McMurdo went immediately
the Cannon home, and found
that he had died from carbon mon
Mr. Cannon had undertaken to do
some repair work to the truck, as
evidenced by his position under the
machine and the tools laying by his
side. The engine had been running
and he was laying so that his head
came under the exhaust, and the
truck being in the garage, it was
evident that he was overcome by
the poison. It was found that the
engine had been turned on and that
had run until the gas in the tank
Funeral services -were held at
Hardman on Saturday, with inter
ment in the cemetery there, Rev.
Stanley Moore of Heppner be
ing in charge, and funeral arrange
ments in the care of Case Furni
Ernest Cannon was born in the
state of Nebraska, February 24,
1883, and died at his home near
Hardman, August 28, 1930. In July,
1907 he married Ada Craber, and
survived by the widow and five
children, Mary, Truman, Charlotte,
Lola and Pete, besides three sisters,
Mrs. W. O. Royse of West Stayton,
Ore.; Mrs. Elva Perry of Hood Riv
er, and Mrs. Virgil Fisher of Monu
ment Mr. Cannon had lived for some 28
years at Hardman where he engag
ed in ranching and stockraising,
making a success of his business,
and it is said that he leaves his
family well provided for. His pass-
ng is deeply mourned- by those who
knew and loved him.
Grain and Wool Show
Under Way Tomorrow
The Morrow County Wool and
Grain show, the display of which
s being completed today by C. W.
Smith, county agent, will be opened
for inspection tomorrow morning
at Rodeo headquarters in the Gar-
rigues building on N. Main street.
The displays of both wool and grain
are more extensive this year than
ever, Mr. Smith says, and the qual
ity of the products makes the show
one of real merit.
Judging will be commenced this
afternoon, and by tomorrow eve
ning it is expected ribbons will be
in place denoting the prize whining
exhibits. Judges for the show are
George Mitchell, superintendent of
the Umatilla county rotation ex
periment station at Adams, who
will judge the grain, and H. A,
Lindgren, extension specialist of
Oregon State college, who will
judge the wool.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
George Cass and Arthur McAtee,
who have been rusticating for the
past four weeks in the high moun
tains of the Greenhorn range, re
turned home on Wednesday, pretty
much bewhiskered. They did a lit
tle prospecting while over in the
mining country of Grant county
and brought some very good sam
ples of gold home with them. It is
stated that Messrs. Cass and Mc
Atee have located a very rich piece
of mining property but are not put
ting any stock on the market just
now. The gold they are exhibiting
would indicate that they have done
some real prospecting whether they
have a mine or not
Mrs. Rose Hale of Walla Walla
and her son Edward Hale and wife
of Tacoma were in Heppner for a
short while Wednesday, looking up
old friends. They were former res
idents of this city, and Edward will
be remembered as "Tiny" Hale,
They returned to Walla Walla last
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Stone, who are
now located at Baker where Mr.
Stone is engaged in driving truck
for the Eastern Oregon Power Co.,
were in Heppner on Monday, com
ing over for some of their husehold
goods in storage here since they
left this place.
Edw. A. Lindeken, extensive trac
tor farmer of lone, was in the eity
Friday. He has completed his har
vest aria had a good yield. He con
templates holding his wheat for a
while in hopes of a better price.
There Is not much profit in 63 cent
wheat these days.
Wilson Bailey suffered a broken
wrist on Monday evening when he
got a "kick" from the crank of his
truck. The large bone in the right
wrist was broken.
Jerome O'Conner, upper Rhea
creek sheepman, made a shipment
of sheep from the local yards on
Saturday night. They went to Ida
Jess Hall and family have moved
into town from the Harry Rood
ranch, and will occupy their resi
dence hore for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Barr are
up from Portland to remain over
Control of All Phases of
Booze Traffic Allowed
TO RE-LAY PIPE LINE
Mid-Month Meeting Set for Imme
diate Action; Garbage Disposal
System Talked Favorably.
With the passing of Ordinance
No. 247 by the council Tuesday eve
ning, Heppner has a bone dry law.
Under it, intoxicating liquor for
beverage purposes is taboo. An
emergency clause was attached put
ting it into effect immediately on
passage, and there is now no phase
of the liquor traffic over which lo
cal officers do not have control .to
the limit of the penalty possible for
the city to impose. It is now just
as unlawful to drink or to be found
drunk within the confines of the
city as it is to make or sell intoxi
cating liquor. Anything to drink
which contains more than one-half
of one per cent alcohol is liable to
be intoxicating, and hence subjects
anyone having it to penalty under
the ordinance. It may not be pos-
sessd or given away.
Pipe Repair Essential.
Discussion of water matters also
held attention of the council, and
steps were taken toward definite
action for relaying at least part- of
the city's pipe line down Willow
creek. Mayor McCarty appointed
Councilmen C. L. Sweek, Gay M.
Anderson and Jeff Jones on a com
mittee to investigate the extent to
which the city may go, financially;
to obtain estimates on cost of con
struction and other data necessary
and to report at a mid-month
meeting of the council, September
15, with a view to carrying the
work as far as possible this fall.
Belief of councilmen was expressed
that the pipe line is in such condi
tion as to demand replacement be
fore the amount of water required
by the city can be delivered from
the artesian well.
Would Keep City Clean.
Feasibility of a garbage disposal
system for the city was also discuss
ed, councilmen expressing the opin
ion that such a system would be of
great benefit to the health and safe
ty of the city. If someone is found
who would care to go into the gar
bage business, councilmen think it
probable it can be arranged to have
garbage collected daily from the
business district, and at regular in
tervals every few days from the
residences, householders to stand
the expense. This service is fur
nished in other places, the charges
varying from a dollar a week to two
dollars a month. The desire was
stated to have anyone who might
wish to figure on disposing of the
city garbage, to communicate with
any of the councilmen or mayor.
Current expense bills were allow
ed and the watermaster's report
for the month read and placed on
file. Present were Mayor McCarty,
Councilmen Sweek, Anderson, Jon-
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GENERAL RODEO COMMITTEE
C. W. McNamer. president: Pete Kil
kenny, Chas. H. Latourell, John French,
J. J. JNys, treasurer; u u. uiiuam,
COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF
DANCES AND TICKETS
L. E. asbee, W. E. Moore, C. L.
COMMITTEE ON PARKING CARS
Frank Shlvely, chairman: Pat Mol-
lahan, Ray Ferguson, Bert Kane, A. R.
Frank Turner, L. L. Matlock, Chas,
C. H. Latourell, W. W. Smead.
RODEO Fint Day
Ticket seller In chares, J. J.
Ticket seller at grandstand, Stanley
Reavis. Ticket collectors, C. M. Scriv-
ner. chairman: Gene Ferguson. H. A,
Conn. E. A. Bennett. Russell Pratt.
George Howard, R. R. Graves. Ticket
takers at grandstand, Hanson Hughes,
j. u. feterson.
RODEO Second Day
Ticket seller in charge. Earl Hallock.
Ticket seller at grandstand, Spencer
Crawford. Ticket collectors, C. M.
Scrivner, chairman; Al Berestrom, Paul
Marble. Glen Haves. Crorkett SdtouIs.
ClAlidfl Cox. Chas. Swindle. .Ina. CRHh.
Ticket takers at grandstand, W. Y. Ball,
w. m. Moore.
RODEO Third Day
Ticket seller in charee. Vawter
Crawford. Ticket seller at grandstand,
Albert Adktns. Ticket collectors, C. M.
Scrivner, chairman; Carl Cason, Jap
Crawford, H. A. Duncan, D. A. Wilson,
Chas. Vauirhn. John Hiatt, Andrew
Baldwin. Ticket takers at grandstand,
James Funk L. E. Bisbee. C. L. Sweek.
DANCE First Night
Ticket seller. L. E. Bisbee. Ticket
collectors, P, M. Gemmell, chairman;
Frnnk Turner, F. B. Nickerson, J. G.
Cowins, Merle Becket, Clarence Rust.
DANCE Seoond Night
Ticket seller, C. L. Sweek. Ticket
collectors. Dean T. Goodman, chairman;
L. Van Marter, H. A. Conn, Alva Jones.
R. I. Thompson, W. H. Cleveland, Dr.
J. H. McCrady, Merle Venable,
DANCE Third Night
Ticket seller, W. E. Moore. Ticket
collectors, Gay M. Anderson, chairman:
Ctuis. Smith, E. E. Gilliam. Glen Jones,
Francis Doherty, Garnet Barratt, C. B,
Cox, John Turner, James Thomson Jr.,
James Cash, D. A, Wilson, Chas,
MAKES BOW HERE
200 Play Sunday at Impromptu
Opening; Star Course Is
' Heppner has enthusiastically re
ceived its introduction to one of the
nation's newest and most popular
pastimes, miniature golf. At the
impromptu opening of the Star
course Sunday, more than 200 ad
missions are reported by B. G Sigs
bee, owner. The course has been
in play daily since, and old and
young alike have fallen victims to
its freakish wiles.
The enthusiasm of such dignitar
ies as Mayor McCarty and Council
man Sweek is probably justified on
the grounds of the opportunity the
game affords for brushing up on
their putting for the parent sport;
anyway, it is reported the course
will prove a convenience to those
seeking counsel with them at off
hours. The lot on the corner of E. May
and Chase streets has been attrac
tively improved by building of the
course. It is wood picket fenced
with ticket office in the middle front
all colored green; red and green
fire-proof shingles covering the of
fice roof and green shingles the
walls. Each of the 18 holes is pro
tected by a hazard of different de
sign, mounted in or on the sand
fairways. The wood rims on the
greens and fairways are also color
ed green. One aerial shot is. pro
vided by the building of a stand
from which players tee off to the
circle green over a box sand trap.
A rock garden and green benches
add to the cours's adornment and
the players' convenience:
Many who have played courses
elsewhere say Heppner's new course
is among the sportiest and most
entertaining to be found. It was
designed and layed out by Louis
Pinson of Pendleton.
ORDER OF PARADE
Anyone wishing to enter parade
tomorrow and Saturday may do
so by being ready at North Main
and Baltimore streets at 10:15 a.
m. each morning. Here parade
will be formed by Clarence Bau
man, conductor, in the following
Flag bearers; president of Ro
deo association, C. W. McNamer,
accompanying Queen Arleta; the
queen's attendants, Miss Mary
Monahan and Mht Mae Gentry;
officers of Rodeo association; Ir
rigon Club band; Rodeo riders
and horses; Lions floats; individ
ual special entries.
All who wish to do so are urged
to decorate automobiles and fol
low in at end of parade.
SPECIAL LIONS ORDER.
All Lions, whether given special
part In parade or not, are request
ed to be at N. Main and Balti
more streets promptly at 10:30 a.
m. tomorrow and Saturday to join
in parados. Those not having
horses will be formed in line of
march on foot
Your Parade Committee.
Miss Lillie Allinger assistant cash
ier of Farmers and Stockgrowers
National bank, arrived home this
week from her European trip. Miss
Allinger has been absent for the
past two months, the principal ob
ject of her visit abroad being to
attend the international convention
of Christian Endeavor in Berlin.
She then took in the Passion Play
at Oberammergau, and .visited
many of the battlefields of the
World war as well as seeing the
sights in the big cities of Europe
Miss Allinger reports a very delight
Miss Irene Riechel, commercial
teacher in Heppner high school for
the past two years, writes Heppner
friends that she will leave her
home at Woodburn today, starting
her journey to New York city
where she will take special work
in commerce at Columbia univer
sity commencing with the fall term.
The trip east will be made by boat
from San Francisco where she will
board the S. S. Majestic.
Miss Ruth Adkins, daughter of
Mrs. Laura Driskell of Eight Mile,
departed Friday for Bellingham,
Wash., where she will spend the
winter. Miss Adkins will make her
home with an aunt, Mrs. Eva New
ell, and attend the Bellingham high
Miss Vera Mahoney of Seattle
and Miss Francis Jack of Pendle
ton are over-Rodeo guests at the
home of Miss Mahoney s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kirk, now
residents of Vcrnonia, are back to
the old home town for the Rodeo
season, and to enjoy a visit with
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson were
up from Portland for Labor day,
being guests at the home of Mrs.
Anderson's parents Mr. and Mrs. E.
For Sale Three Rambouillet
bucks, or trade In on 7 cross breeds
or black faces. What have you?
Address C. O. Dlnlus, Ritter, Ore. 26
Sheep Pasture for Rent 1000 ac
res Turkey red stubble and straw.
Edw. A. Lindeken lone, or Inquire
at this olilce. 25tf.
Circulating heater for sale; also
wood and coal range. See C. W.
SCHOOL DAYS GIVEN
LIVE WELCOME HERE
Registration Day Figures
Up to Average With
More in Prospect.
2ND HAND BOOKS GO
Exchange Reaps Saving to Pupils
In and Out of District; 32
In Primer Class.
Tuesday morning In Heppner re
sembled a busy Saturday afternoon
with people from all over Morrow
county making the city their mecca
for school books and supplies. Many
of the schools of the county opened
that day, or Monday preceding,
while others will start the year's
activity next Monday.
In Heppner school days for the
kiddies began Tuesday, everything
running smoothly with the teaching
staff complete, and the plant in
readiness for the throng of enthus
iastic youngsters, who swelled en
rollment figures well up to the
mark on opening day of previous
years. In the grades 235 were en
rolled while 106 registered in the
high school. W. R. Poulson, super
intendent, reports these figures will
be added to considerably next week
when many more entries are ex
pected in both the grades and high
school following Rodeo. There is
no doubt that the total school en
rollment will surpass the 400 mark
within the next two weeks, he says.
$75 Saved on Books.
An outstanding feature of school
opening this year was the second
hand book exchange conducted by
the school, Mr. Poulson says. Sales
amounting to $75 were made, rep
resenting a saving of a like amount
as second hand books sold on an
average of half the price of new
books. Pupils of the local schools
were not alone in taking advantage
of the exchange as some from out
side districts took advantage of It
Arrival of Miss Helen Olsen,
third grade teacher, was prevented
by the death of her father, reported
seriously ill at North Powder last
week. Miss Olsen will arrive later
and during the interim her place
is being supplied by Mrs. James T.
Enrollment Figures Given.
Enrollment for the various grades
yesterday was first grade 32, second
22, third 30, fourth 36, fifth 30, sixth
34, seventh 25, eighth 26. Entering
freshmen in high school totaled 26.
No check had been made on the
other high school divisions, though
the total high school enrollment
was given at 106.
The following children are mak
ing their educational debut in the
first grade: Jack Allstott, Robert
Ball, Lucille Barlow, Wilma Mae
Beymer, Layern Brookhouser, Merle
Burkenblne, Alton Chnstenson,
Bernard Lyle Cox, Calvin Crawford,
Claud Drake, Claudine Drake, Kay
Ferguson, Leona Fuller, Jean Gem
mell, Albert Hamilton, Elizabeth
Healy, Billy George Hinton, Wilma
Hudson, Charles Huston, Duane
Johnson, Colleen Kilkenny, Joan
Montgomery, Mary Moore, Kather-
ine Nys, Eunice Marie Osmin, Clar
ence Robert Reid, John Melvin Sku-
zeski, Robert Charles Smith, Claud
Snow, Jack Sweek, Margaret Tarn
blyn, Birdine Vance.
MEALS DURING RODEO.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Epis
copal church are prepared to serve
a big crowd at the parish house
during Rodeo, and they are offering
the following menus for Friday and
Saturday. All meals will be 60
cents. The signs along the streets
will guide you to the place of good
Roast Lamb Baked Salmon and
White Sauce Lamb Stew
Cold Slaw with Green Peppers
Pie Tea Coffee
Roast Lamb Creamed Salmon
Short Ribs and Noodles
Cabbage and Apple Salad
Cake and Baked Apples, or Pie
Roast Lamb Meat Loaf and
Roast Pork and Apple Sauce
Cabbage and Tomato Salad
Pie Tea Coffee
Roast Pork Lamb Stew
Ham and Baked Beans
Cake and Ice Cream, or Pie
STORES TO CLOSE.
Business houses of Heppner
will close during the Hodeo from
1:30 to 5 o'clock In the afternoons.
They will be open from thereon
during the evenings.
"Aunt Lucia" to be Staged by 150
Local People in October;
Is College Comedy.
A committee representing the
Heppner Lions club, headed by C. L.
Sweek, president, met Tuesday with
Joseph M. Brozik, representative of
the Universal Producing company
of Fairfield, Iowa, to complete ar
rangements for production of the
famous college comedy "Aunt Lu
cia" at the school auditorium some
time in October. The production is
something entirely different in the
matter of community entertain
ments. "Aunt Lucia" has a record of the
largest and most appreciative aud
iences and the best press reports of
any production being offered in the
amateur field today. It requires 150
local people to stage the production,
a screaming comedy from start to
finish. The story is one of college
life and particularly adapted to am
ateur players. The complete details
of the play and cast will be given
at a later date.
The show is a screaming comedy
and will use a number of local bus
iness men in unusual comedy parts.
Reports from all over the country
show that it has been a tremend
ous success wherever staged.
If you want a laugh be sure to
see "Aunt Lucia," and watch this
paper for full particulars.
By JENNIE E. McMURRAY.
School in lone will open Septem
ber 8 and for another nine months
interest of the community will cen
ter around school activities. The
instruction staff is complete as fol
lows: Miss Maude Knight, first and
second grades; Miss Hildegarde
Williams, third and fourth; Miss
Geneva Pelky, fifth and sixth, and
Mrs. Harriet Brown, seventh and
eighth. Miss Pelky is the only new
teacher in our grades. She taught
last year in the Rocky Bluff school.
The high school will have all new
instructors. George Tucker, who
was head of the Lexington school
last year, will be principal. The
others are L. N. Riggs of Portland,
a graduate of Oregon State college.
Miss Florence Emmons of Salem, a
Willamette university graduate, and
Miss Dolores Leavens of Portland,
graduate of the - University of
Oregon. Considerable cleaning and
repair work has been done on the
school property, and everything is
in readiness for a successful year s
work. Seven busses will transport
pupils, the drivers of four of these
being hired by the lone district
George Gross and family are leav
ing to seek a new location. Mr.
Gross has been in the employ of
Charley and Lorene Griffin of
Yakima arrived in town recently.
They will make their home here
with their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Botts, and attend the lone
The members of lone lodge No.
120, A. F. & A. M. on Wednesday
held their first regular meeting fol
lowing the summer vacation. The
Eastern Star ladies will meet in
regular communication on Tuesday
evening, September 9.
Wheat sold last week in lone for
65 cents a bushel. One farmer who
has lived here for 27 years stated
that he had sold wheat for prices
ranging from 44 cents to $3 per
bushel. A business man who has
been in Morrow county for 40 years
says that at one time he sold wheat
for 19 cents a bushel. He also stated
that when he had to sell wheat for
that price, he quit farming and
sought another means of making a
living. Those competent to judge
tell us that although the price is
low, the yield this year is above the
average, and the quality very good,
Mrs. S. E. Moore returned home
Wednesday after spending several
weeks with her daughter, Mrs.
Wrex Hickock, in Portland.
Miss Lillie Alinger reached home
Wednesday after a delightful two
months spent in Europe.
Mrs. Ernest Shipley is doing the
book work in the J. E. Swanson
Fred Griffin has rented the Sey
mour Wilson ranch on Willow
creek, farmed the last two years by
Harlan McCurdy. Mr. McCurdy is
moving his family Into lone. They
have rooms at the Harris apart
W. H. A. Smith has returned to
lone after an absence of two
Mr. and Mrs. Olsen of Arlington
have been guests at the home of
Mrs. Olsen's sister, Mrs. Clifford
John Cochran is again In lone,
Mr. Cochran has been in Yakima
for some time where Mrs. Cochran
is receiving medical treatment
The John Bryson family and
Charles O'Conner Jr. picnicked on
the Columbia river Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Larson are
vacationing in Madras. While Mr.
Larson is away, Dan F. Mulhern is
doing his work for the O. W. R,
Mearl Blake, son of Mr. and Mrs,
Willard Blake, and Miss Myrn
Llndley, a friend of the family,
came up from Portland by train,
and from here motored with Ted
Blake to Pendleton to attend the
Round-Up. Ted Blake accompan
ied the two when they returned to
Portland, making the trip by auto.
Mrs. Roy Lleuallen, Mrs. Vada
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Booster Boys Have Part
In Rodeo; Specialties
To be Offered.
GRAIN RATE CUT 5c
Effective Date Postponed to Janu
ary First; Spray Road Contract
Coming Next July.
As scheduled, Lions adopted the
style generally prevalent in the city
when they appeared in blue jeans
and ten-gallon stetsons at their
meeting Monday, fired with the en
thusiasm also prevailing on every
hand to make its ninth appearance
a red-letter year In Rodeo history.
With C. W. McNamer, Rodeo pres
ident, as a guest of honor, plans
were discussed and committees ap
pointed for the part Lions will take
in the parades and at the arena
tomorrow and Saturday.
While' discussion of Rodeo mat
ters held the place of major prom
inence on the program, two Import
ant reports were made by R. L.
Benge, county judge, and S. E. Not
son, district attorney. Mr. Benge
reported on the Heppner-Spray
road and Mr. Notson, the freight
rate cut en grain following their
visit to Portland last week end,
when both attended the monthly
meeting of the state highway com
mission and Mr. Notson interview
ed Arthur M. Geary, attorney for
various farming organizations in
cluding the Eastern Oregon wheat
league, who presented the farmers'
case before the Interstate Com
Road to be Pushed.
Mr. Benge reported that pros
pects were bright for a large con
tract to be let on the Heppner-Spray
road next July, though it is prob
lematical whether it will be soon
enough to give the contractors now
at work on the road a chance to
bid on it and thus affords the state
an opportunity to get more actual
construction for its money through
saving several thousand dollars
covering expense of moving mach
inery onto the ground. As for the
county's agreement to finish the
McKinney creek portion of the
road Mr. Benge said the county is
now unable to proceed for want of
funds, but that it will do so as soon
as enough market road money
comes in. He stressed the state
ment that the court was doing all
possible to hurry the road along.
Rebate Asked For.
The grain rate cut from Hepp
ner as provided by recent action of
the Interstate Commerce commis
sion will be five cents a hundred
pounds Mr. Notson said he learned
from Mr. Geary. He also learned
that the commission had complied
with request of the railroads and
representative farmers to post
pone date the cut is to take effect
from October first to January first
Believing that this action is not in
the interests of Morrow county far
mers, Mr. Notson immediately com
municated with Oregon's senators
in congress asking them to enter
protest against the postponement,
and if the postponement is allowed
to stand, to at least gain for the
farmers a rebate covering the time
which they would have been enti
tled to the lower rate. Shortly af
ter wiring Senator McNary, Mr.
Notson learned the senator had al
ready sent word to this effect to
Special musical numbers were
provided by the Misses Mary and
Patricia Monahan, Toby Burrls of
Eugene, and Mrs. W. R. Poulson
and Miss DeLillian Olsen. Misses
Monahan sang in duet, Mr. Burriss
sang a solo, and Mrs. Poulson and
Miss Olsen played In duet at the
piano. These numbers were well re
ceived. Other guests were O. R. Ander
son of Portland, brother of Gay M.
Anderson, and Clarence Rust em
ployee of the local Shell Oil com
NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY.
Mrs. C. W. McNamer announces
that Heppner library is just In re
ceipt of 35 new books. A number
of these are late novels while many
are books for children, and are ex
traordinary in this line. The li
brary Is growing In popularity with
the Heppner public all the while.
STUDY CLUB TO MEET.
A pot luck supper will be served
at the country home of Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Jones on Wednesday eve
ning, September 10, at 6:30, by the
Womens Study club, and all mem
bers are expected. Phone Mrs. C.
W. McNamer for transportation.
Good Home Cooked Moils.
Splendid home cooked meals will
be served both noon and evening
Friday and Saturday by the Willing
Workers of the Christian church.
All meals 50 cents. At church par
lors, corner Gale and West Center
Harry French spent an hour or
two In the city Wednesday after
noon from his south Morrow coun
ty ranch. It has been many months
since there was rain In his section,
and the timber belt Is exceedingly