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Volume 48, Number 26.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 1931
Subscription $2.00 a Year
WINS RODEO FAME
Up-Side-Down Ridden in
Finals for' Bucking
CLOSE RACES SEEN
Kenneth Depew Takes Derby, Pony
Express and Belay Races; Big
Crowd Sees Wind-Up.
Burl High of Condon was counted
the best bronc-buster of the forty
who entered the lists and helped
stage one of the greatest exhibi
tions ever witnessed in the headline
attraction of Heppner's Rodeo,
when he tamed Round-Up's outlaw
Up-Side-Down in the finals of the
bucking contest Saturday, after
having mastered Black Diamond in
the qualifying round Friday and
Al Smith in the semi-finals Satur
day. With seven riders in the finals,
six of whom stayed on deck until
the gun, High was not an outstand
ing winner, and it took the judges
a good fifteen minutes to decide, it
being necessary to check up on all
the rides for the three days made
by the boys qualifying before a de
cision could be reached. All the
boys who placed for the four prizes
made good showings. Bud Colvin
of Rltter, who got second money,
made a beautiful ride on Colored
Boy in the finals after having con
quered Wickiup and Sleepy Dick.
Glen Rutherford of Boardman rode
to third place by twice subduing
Muck-a-Muck and fighting it out
with Black Diamond in the finals.
Fred Stark of Hay, Wash., fourth
place winner, did his stuff on Sky
High, Super Six and finally Dolly
"Kid" Out In Seml-Finals.
Madam Queen took care of an
enviable reputation by dumping
Tommy Zahm in the finals. Tom
Healy, former Heppner boy now of
Boardman, and Buck Tiffin of Day
ton, Wash., rode through the finals
on Lazy Ike and Til Taylor respec
tively. The Yakima Kid, hailed as a sure
winner, did have glowing prospects
when he stayed up on Madam
Queen the first day, but he was let
out in the semi-finals when Sky
High left him with nothing to hang
on to but the nubbin.
So many of the boys staying on
deck might Indicate that the broncs
were easy. But such was not the
case. Only one reride was given on
account of the outlaw not "opening
up." That was Al Smith with Ed
Larsen on deck the first day.
The 2500 spectators who witness
ed the show Saturday saw one of
the greatest exhibitions of rearing,
plunging and sun-fishing to which
top-hands were ever treated local
ly, with ten of the Pendleton
Round-Up's toughest mustangs as
sisting the local string.
Show May Break Even.
Crowds the first two days were
considerably below normal, but on
Saturday the usual large throng,
completely filling the stands and
many automobiles, was on hand.
With elimination of the grandstand
charge receipts were short of for
mer years, but late reports are that
all expenses will be met Expenses
had been greatly curtailed in an
ticipation of shortened receipts.
Aside from the arena events,
the Heppner school band, Fletcher's
Round-Up orchestra for the dances,
and Scott's Greater shows helped
liven the occasion and furnished a
real good time for all. And the pa
rade Saturday won a deluge of com
pliments. Next to the bucking contest, the
races were an outstanding feature
of the show itself. Five .pony ex
press strings started in this race
Thursday, with three finishing. The
Charley Wilson horses, which won
their share of the other races, were
left at the post Friday, and the
Add Moore horses were dropped
out Saturday, having been left too
far in the rear. Left were the
Frank Swaggart, Gerald Swaggart
and Kenneth. Depew horses, each
of the owners riding. After lead
ing by a considerable margin the
first two days, Depew narrowly
edged out his opponents for first
place when one of his horses jump
ed the track on a bad start Satur
day. Depow Takes Belay,
By his superior changing and
riding ability, combined with the
better training of his horses, De
pew also took the relay race, with
Gerald Swaggart furnishing some
hot heats, and Johnnie Eubanks
trailing for third place on the Add
The Morrow County dorby, only
three-quarter-mile race, run on Sat
urday, was one of the most spec
tacular races with one of the De
pew horses coming from behind In
the second heat to win by a full
length at the finish. A rangy black
ridden by Jack Parker came sec
ond, and one of the Charley Wilson
Equally matched horses were the
case In most all races, and the rid
ing was good. "John D. Rockefel
ler" Watklns, local boy, was shown
favor by the stands on many occa
sions, and rode the Frank Swag
gart horses to victory in several of
the shorter races. eKnny Depew
(Continued on Page Six.)
By ERMA DUVALL
Once again the school bell rings
and the students resume their stud
ies, with an enrollment of 73 in
the grades and 37 in high school.
This year the district is furnishing
the books for the grades. Dona
tions of old books were made by
all the students, thus enabling the
board to do this.
There are two new teachers in
high school, Mrs. Edwin Ingles and
Miss Holy. They are filling the
vacancies left by Mr. Bechdolt and
Miss Montgomery (now Mrs. Mene
gat of Heppner).
Miss Holy is from North Dakota
and is teaching English, Latin and
This is Mr. Ingles' second year
as superintendent During the
summer he and Mrs. Ingles attend
ed six weeks' summer session at
the University of California. Since
that time they have been making
preparations for school.
George Gillis from Portland is
the only new teacher in the grade
scnool. He is teaching the fifth
and sixth grades.
Mrs. LaVilla Howell who taught
the fifth and sixth grades for the
last two years is now teaching the
third and fourth. Miss Helen Wells
of Heppner formerly had that
group. During her vacation Mrs.
Howell visited many places of in
terest in Washington, Oregon and
Montana, including "Crater of the
Moon" in Idaho and the Glacier
National park. Part of her time
was spent in Montana with her
Mrs. Lillian Turner, principal of
the grade school is again teaching
the seventh and eighth grades. This
will be her seventh year at that
post Mrs. Turner had a very busy
summer. During the first few weeks
she acted as county school superin
tendent for Mrs. Rodgers. She then
attended the National Education
association convention in Los An
geles. Since then she has been
at her home in Heppner.
This is the eighth year for Miss
Pearl Vail in the first and second
grade room. She has spent the
summer with her sister in Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vlpntin
and daughter Helen are In Walla
Walla visitin? Mr. Valentine's
daughter, Mrs. Henry Gorham.
A Dicnic on the Cnlumhfji rlvpr
was enloved Snndnv hv Mi- nnH
Mrs. Elmer Hunt and daughter
Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jack
son and children Marcella and Ken
neth. Dannv Dineres. Miss Helen
Wells and Cletus Nichols. .
Harold "Beach left Saturdav for
Lafayette. Ind.. where he is to be a
junior in mechanical engineering at
Purdue university. His brother
Lawrence took him to the train at
Last WednprinflV Ciena flonfrv
Mae and Keith, aeenmnnnieri hv
Peggy Warner and Gwen Evans,
made a trip to Pendleton.
Charlie Burchell was a week-end
guest at the home of his brother,
Ed Burchell. He bruoght the Misses
Grace and Doria back from a al
weeks' vacation spent at his home
R. H. Lane has gone to Idaho
Falls, Idaho, on business. He was
accompanied by his son Vester and
Mrs. Goldie Leathers. Mrs. Leath
ers is visiting her son Peck who is
working for the Standard Oil com
pany there. Vester went there to
Mr. and Mrs. Lester White left
Saturday to visit relatives in Port
land and Vancouver.
Mrs. Bob McMillan and baby
Patsy returned home Thursday.
They have been visiting her folks
Charles Barnett from Portland
visited over night Thursday with
his brothers, T. L. and W. F. Bar
nett. Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan
who have been visiting for the past
week at the home of his mother
returned to their home in Cherry-
ville, Ore. Peggy Warner, their
niece, has gone home with them
to visit for about two weeks.
Winford Duvall celebrated his
birthday with a surprise dinner
party Tuesday evening. Those pre
sent were Garland Thompson, Sam
McMillan, Llewellyn Evans and
Kenneth Warner. The evening was
spent In playing games. t
Weldon Ailyn from Oakland vis
ited Sunday at the W. F. Barnett
home. He is an uncle of Mes-
dames Ella Barnett, Sarah White,
Minnie McMillan and Mr. Thomas
Nichols. This was the first time
they had seen him for 45 years. He
now visiting his son in Hermis-
Miss Gwen Evans left Sunday for
her school. She is teaching above
neppner at the Balm Fork school.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
Whereas, It has pleased our
Heavenly Father to summon to her
Eternal Rest our sister, Cora Allen,
who was a faithful member of San
Soucl Rebekah Lodge No. 33;
Therefore, be It resolved, that San
Soucl Rebekah Lodge No. 33, In
testimony of its loss and to express
its love, drape its charter for thirty
days, and that wo tender to the
family of our departed sister our
deepest sympathy, and that a copy
of these resolutions be spread on
our minutes, and a copy be sent to
FREE SHOW TONIGHT, Star
Theater, Thursday, Sept. 10. One
show only, starts at 7:30. Leave
any time you want to.
Mystery About Missing Camptend
er for Jim Carty Solved by
Mystery surrounding the missing
of Joe Blessing, camptender for
Jim Carty of Tub Springs who was
reported missing in the mountains
near Baker since the middle of last
week, was solved yesterday when
Ed McLaughlin of this city, herder,
confessed to killing Blessing. Re
ports from Baker state that a
charge of first degree murder will
probably be placed against Mc
Laughlin. According to McLaughlnl's con
fession he killed Blessing the after
noon of August 20, then burned the
body and buried the ashes. He said
that the killing was provoked by a
quarrel which ensued his accusa
tion that Blessing had been steal
ing tobacco from him.
McLaughlin made the confession
to state police after a 30-hour grill
ing, suspicions of the officers hav
ing been aroused . because of con
flicting stories. The report circu
lated here that Blessing was lost in
the woods resulted from McLaugh
lin's first story that Blessing had
left camp late Saturday night with
a rifle when he last saw him.
Both Blessing and McLaughlin
have worked with sheep in this
county for a number of years, and
were in the employ of Jim Carty,
pioneer sheepman, whose sheep
were in Baker county on summer
range. Men here who knew both
Blessing and McLaughlin say that
both were of a quarrelsome nature.
Rev. Stanley Moore Will
Leave Heppner Soon
The many friends of Rev. and
Mrs. B. Stanley Moore in this com
munity will regret to learn that
these excellent neonle are leaving-
Heppner. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have
been located here for a number of
years, Mr. Moore being missionary
in charge of All Saints' Episcopal
church, and their stnv nmnno- na
has made for them a large circle
of friends the county over. The an
nouncement of the departure of
Rev. Moore and wife was made at a
meeting of the church in this city
on Tuesday evening, when the
membershin was visited hv Rlshnn
Remington of Pendelton, who stat-
eu liihi mr. ana Mrs. Moore would
be transferred to Ontario, Oregon,
where thev will live, havinc rhni-o-o
of the work in that city and also
wyssa ana vale. They will leave
here October 1st
All Saints' rhnrph will ho eartaA
by Archdeacon Crissey, who will
visit Hemmer twice enrh mnnlh
and Miss Katherine Pete rsnn will
be located here and have charge
oi me social work.
North Morrow County
Fair Opens Tomorrow
The annual North Mnrmw Hnnn.
ty fair, extensive preparations for
which have been completed by the
fair board, will be under way at
Boardman tomorrow and Saturdnv
with promise of a fine array of ex-
mons. juaging win taKe place to
morrow and it is expected the rib
bons will be in place Saturday.
Amusements include a moving
picture show tomorrow evening,
sports events Saturday afternoon
and a big dance Saturday evening.
Mrs. J. O. Turner; vocal solo, Miss
STATE CHAMBER TO MEET.
Al Rankin, manaeer of Hotel
Heppner. who was recentlv elected
Morrow county member of the
board of directors, Oregon State
Chamber of Commerce, has receiv
ed notice of a meeting of the board
to be held in Portland at 2 p. m.,
next Monday at the Multnomah ho
tel, to perfect reorganization nlnns
Purposes of the meeting announced
Dy . s. Hamilton, president, are
to elect officers, to select an exe
cutive committee, to determine ud-
on a program of work, to make
plans tor nnancing. The board con
sists of 36 members, one from each
county. Five directors at large will
De selected by the new board.
ROSEBURG GETS HOME.
Roseburg won the location of the
soldiers' home by decision of Gen.
nines at washlngto, D. C, on Tu
esday. Comnetitlon between that
city and Eugene had become very
Keen, ana it appeared for a time
that the latter location would he
chosen. The choice should give
general satisfaction the state over,
as Roseburg was considered the on
ly applicant for the home In the
beginning, Eugene being prompted
to get into the running by its wide
awake and enersretic cltlzenshin nt
a later date, and now, after making
a telling light for their city, they
should join In hearty congratula
tions to the winner.
LOSES THUMB IN PARADE.
Gene Dohcrtv. former Hennner
high school football star who later
piayea with Columbia university,
suffered the loss of one of his
thumbs at the first inlnt while
watching the Rodeo parade Satur
day. One of the cowboys threw out
a lasso which Dohorty grabbed. The
noose tlgntened on his thumb and it
was taken off when th
Norma Shearer in "A Free Soul,"
Star Theater Sunday and Monday.
A FREE SOUL, with Norma
Shearer and Lionel Barrymore, at
Star Theater, Sunday and Monday.
400 People, 100 Horses
Many and Varied.
D. OF H. FLOAT WINS
Woodcraft Place Second and Elks
Third in Contest That Provides
Colorful, Attractive Display.
It was SOME parade.
That seems to be the concensus
of opinion of all who witnessed
what was probably the outstanding
Rodeo feature, Saturday morning.
Participated in by 400 people and
100 horses, besides a large number
of vehicles, some of which carried
the most attractive floats ever seen
in the city, the parade was six
blocks in length and was fifteen
minutes in passing a given point.
It was witnessed by a large throng
that packed Main street for several
Queen Margaret (Becket) rode at
the head with her attendants, the
Misses Evelyn Swindig, Lucile Bey
mer, Patricia Monahan and Mae
Doherty, all riding black mounts,
and wearing white cowgirl cos
tumes trimmed in black. The 30
piece Heppner school band marched
immediately following, clad in
white uniforms with red ties and
red berets. Then came the color
bearer and attendants, followed by
President McNamer, who rode with
three former Rodeo queeens, the
Misses Eva Wilcox, Inez Hayes and
Rieta Neel. Color-bearers of the
local American Legion post follow
ed by a car carrying its bugler,
were just behind the president and
Many Tophands Participate.
Next came the long cavalcade of
mounted cowboys and cowgirls,
which included most of the Rodeo
performers. Horse-drawn vehicles,
including some of the floats, were
next in line. Then came the motor-driven
floats, and automobiles,
with children's pet entries bringing
up the rear.
Beautiful to behold were the or
ganization floats, first honor and a
prize of $15 for which went to the
Degree of Honor. Both the Degree
float and that of the Neighbors of
Woodcraft who placed second for
$10, were decorated with white as a
base and red trimmings. The De
gree float carried juvenile members
of the order who represented a
mock wedding in pantomime. The
Woodcraft float carried juvenile
members dressed in white, and
across the rear "NOW" was dis
played in large letters worked out
with artificial flowers of red and
The Elks float, which took the $5
third prize, displayed a large clock
in front with the hands pointing to
11 o'clock. It carried a large
stuffed Elk and two stuffed deer
looking out of a mass of evergreens.
It was aproned with purple and
white. Other organization floats
were entered by the Lions club, I.
O. O. F., and Heppner Business and
Professional Women's club.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy entered the
most extensive float of any busi
ness, which displayed a large milk
bottle and a band of comely milk
maids. Gordon's was represented
by a beautiful little float built on a
boy's play wagon, carrying a small
tea table and chair on which was
seated little Miss Mary Clark ap
parently enjoying a luscious sun
Decorated Autos Show.
Prize of $5 given by Dr. C. W.
Barr for the best decorated auto
mobile went to Wilson's. The car
bore a large collar and necktie in
front, with little Miss Dorothy Wil
son riding in a prominent seat built
on top of the car. It carried a sign,
"Tie Up With Wilson's."
Second best decorated automobile
which claimed the prize of one
year's subscription to the Gazette
Times, was entered by Adam Knob-
lock, government hunter. He had
a group of tanned coyote pelts With
heads attached attractively arrang
ed on the front of his car.
Art Mann was adjudged the best
costumed cowboy and won Wil
son's $5 merchandise prize. Mrs.
Lloyd Matteson, best costumed
cowgirl, won the $5 merchandise
prize offered by J. C. Penney Co.
Other prizes awarded included:
kodak and roll of Alms from Gor
don's to Mary Elinor Florence for
best decorated pet; $2.50 by John
Anglin to negro minstrel with Scott
Greater shows; $2.50 by Vinton
Howell to W. E. Mikesell for oldest
Ford; $1 for best trained pet to
Judges were Earl Snell and Boss
Wllkins of Arlington, and Ed Col
berg with Scott Greater shows.
Those attending the Rodeo from
Pine City were Mr. and Mrs. Tom
O'Brien and family, Mrs. John Hea
ly and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Neill, Alma Neill and Lila Barthol
omew, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Watten
burger and children, Mrs. J. S.
Moore, Margaret Howard, Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger, Oscar
McCarty, Charley Lee and O. F.
Blaine Isom, who was In Alaska
for several weeks, arrived In the
I0NE SCHOOL HAS
C'has. Allinger Returns From Trip
To Eastern Points; News of
the Week Presented.
JENNIE E. McMURRAY.
School in lone opened Monday
with an enrollment of 48 in the
high school and 75 in the grades.
The high school teaching staff is
composed of George E. Tucker,
principal, L. N. Riggs, Miss Flor
ence Emmons and Miss Marguerite
Mouzey. In the grades, Mrs. Har
riet Brown has 7th and 8th, Miss
Geneva Peiky, 5th and 6th, Miss
Hildegarde Williams, 3rd and 4th,
and Miss Maude Knight, 1st and
2nd. Mis Mouzey is the only new
teacher. lone is decidedly a boys
school and has been for the past
several years. This year in high
school there are 17 girls and 31
boys; in the senior class, 6 girls
and 8 boys; in the junior class, 2
girls and 5 boys; in the sophomore
class, 1 girl and 11 boys, and in the
freshman class 8 girls and 7 boys,
Freshmen enrolling the first day
were Francis Ball, Mabel Cool, Jane
Collins, Carmelita, Manuelita and
Leo Crabtree, Harriet Heliker,
Bryce Keene, Carl Lindekin, Ellen
Nelson, Alice Patterson, Paul Pet
tyjohn, Fred Rankin, Eva Swan
son and Clifford Yarnell.
Those entering the first grade
were Jimmy Barnett David Riet
mann, Donald Peterson, George
Griffith, Barbara Ledbetter, Helen
Blake, Charlotte Sperry, Ernest
McCabe, Iris King and Marianne
Eight school busses are transport
ing the pupils this year. The four
drivers hired by the lone district
are Fred Mankin, Loren Hale, Ern
est Shipley and James Warfield
The driver for the Lone Tree dis
trict is Walter Corley; for Fair-
view, Edgar Ball; for Ella, Carl
Troedson, and for Morgan, Dean
Miss Maude Knight and her bro
ther, Robert Knight, are making
their home in the Helen Farrens
house on Second street Miss Gen
eva Pelky and Miss Marguerite
Mouzey are boarding again this
year with Mrs. Minnie Forbes and
Mrs. Harriet Brown and Miss Hil-
degarde Williams, and Mr. and
Mrs. George Tucker are comfort
ably domiciled in the same apart
ments in the Harris building that
they occupied last year.
House guests Isat week at the M.
R. Morgan home were Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Hamblett from Woodland,
Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Morgan of Carlton, Ore. Both the
Hamblets and Morgans are well
known here having been former
residents of this district. Mr. and
Mrs. Hamblett spend their winters
in California and their summers in
Oregon. This coming winter they
plan to spend at Redding. Mr. Ham
blet is a veteran of the Civil war
and is 86 years of age. Mr. and
Mrs. Morgan ranched on Eight Mil
and at one time Mrs. Morgan was
teacher in the Fairview school. It
has been 29 years since they left
this part of the state. Mr. and
Mrs. M. R. Morgan and their guests
attended the Rodeo at Heppner
The Edgar Ball family spent the
Saturday-Labor Day holidays at
Saturday night while Lawrence
Cochran of Cecil was driving his
car on the highway near the Krebs
home, he became blinded by the
lights of an approaching car and
went into the ditch. Both he and
Mrs. Cochran were thrown from
the car but neither one was injured.
Miss Ruby Smith, Miss Bonita
Smith and John Conway left Sun
day on a trip to Redmond.
John Drager, who has been work
ing In lone during the summer, left
Sunday for Salem in cmopany with
his brother, Robert Drager, who
had motored up to get him. John
will leave soon for Honolulu where
he has a position as physical in
structor in a college.
A few days ago Mr. and Mrs.
Oliver Haguewood and Mrs. Ida
Fletcher motored to Hood River.
The two ladies visited with rela
tives in Hood River while Mr.
Haguewood went on to Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jewell of
Pasco, Wash., and Mr. and Mrs.
Rex Fisk of Kennewick, Wash., at
tended the Heppner Rodeo Satur
day and on Sunday visited with
Mrs. Alice McNabb in lone.
Phiney Cummings and wife and
son, formerly located at lone, were
shaking hands with acquaintances
and friends here last Sunday. They
have been making their home in
New York city for about 15 years.
Now they are making an auto trip
across the United States. After
fishing for a few weeks at Grants
Pass, they plan on spending the
winter in California.
Mrs. Cole Smith enjoyed a visit
last week with her sister, Mrs. J.
W. Hoech of The Dalles. The
Misses Erma and Irene Hoech mo
tored up the last of the week to
take their mother home.
Mayor Louy who has been quite
ill is now much improved.
The Kingery family, campers in
the grove, left Monday for Vancou
ver, Wash. Mrs. Kingery, who was
111 for some time, was somewhat
Miss Llllie Allinger of Heppner
spent Sunday and Monday at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A gentleman by the name of
Ralph Moore from Harrisburg was
in town last week looking over the
printing outfit owned by W, W.
Head with a view to purchasing It
(Continued on Page Six.)
Wnners of Rodeo Events
For Three Days Given
Saddle Horse Race.
1st day: Charley Wilson, 1st, $10;
Frank Swaggart, 2nd, $5.
2nd day: No race.
3rd day: Charley Wilson, 1st, $10;
John D. Watkins, 2nd, $5.
Pony Express Race.
Best time three days. Kenneth
Depew, 1st time 7:04 7-10, $60;
Gerald Swaggart 2nd, time 7:07,
$40; Frank Swaggart, 3rd, time
7:18 2-5, $20.
1st day: Stubby Johnson, 1st, :38,
$61.65; Tony Vey, 2nd, :52,
2nd day: Tony Vey, 1st, :27 3-6,
$68.30; Art Seale, 2nd, :44 5-10,
3rd day: Mack White, 1st, -29,
$45; Tony Vey, 2nd, :29, $25;
Kenneth Dpew, 3rd, :43, $12.
Boys' Pony Race.
1st day: Add Moore 1st, $10; John
D. Watkins, 2nd, $5.
2nd day: John D. Watkins, 1st,
$10; Add Moore, 2d, $5.
3rd day: John D. Watkins, 1st,
$10; Add Moore, 2nd, $5.
Free for All Race.
1st day: Kenneth Depew, 1st, $15;
Jack Modrell, 2nd, $7.50.
2nd day: Jack Modrell, 1st, $15;
Jack Parker, 2nd, $7.50.
3rd day: Charles Wilson, 1st, $10;
John D. Watkins, 2nd, $7.50.
1st day: Jack Hartman, Buck
Reinke, Norman Vandervort,
Dan Sheppard, $2 a mount.
2nd day: Walter Bonifer, Ray-
mon Panno, Chuck Wills, Bob
Correll, Lean McLean, $2 a
3rd day: Bill LeTrace, Dan Shep
pard, Raymon Panno, H. Wick
lander, Hank Robertson, $2 a
Burl High, 1st $75; Bud Colvin,
2nd, $40; Glen Rutherford, 3rd,
$30; Fred Stark, 4th, $10.
Best time three days. Kenneth
Depew, 1st, 10:12, $100; Ger.
aid Swaggart, 2nd, 10:28 2-5,
$60; Add Moore, 3rd, 10:52 2-5,
1st day: John D. Watkins, 1st,
$10; Charley Wilson, 2nd, $5.
2nd day: Charley Wilson, 1st, $10;
Add Moore, 2nd, $5.
3rd day: Charley Wilson 1st, $10;
Add Moore, 2nd, $5.
Morrow County Derby.
Last day only. Kenneth Denew.
1st, $70; Jack Parker, 2nd, $40;
Charley Wilson, 3rd, $20.
Best time three days. Add Moore
1st 4;10, $50; Kenneth Depew,
zna, : 13, fza.
Special Cowboy Race.
2nd day: Jerry Brosnan, 1st, $10;
Tony Vey, 2nd. $5.
3rd day: Jerry Brosnan, 1st, $10;
Jack French, 2nd, $5.
2nd day: Kenneth Depew, 1st,
$15; Frank Swaggart, 2nd, $7.50.
3rd day: Frank Swaggart 1st
$15; Kenneth Depew, 2nd, $7.50.
Women's Study Club
Opens Season Monday
A pot luck supper at 6:45 Mon
day evening at American Legion
hall, followed by a program will
open the season for the Woman's
Study club of Heppner. The pro
gram is announced as follows:
Piano duet, Jeanette Turner and
Mrs. J. 0 Turner; ocal solo, Miss
Esther Wood; reading, Mrs. Paul
Menegat; piano solo, Miss Clara
Holley; vocal solo, Ellis Thomson.
BULLETIN BIDS ALOHA.
With the last issue of Arlington
Bulletin, Messrs. Crowder and Ort-
man, who have been publishers for
the past five years, bid adieu to
that community, announcing the
sale of the publication to Jay
Reeves of Marshfield who took
over the paper September first Mr.
Reeves comes to Arlington as an
experienced newspaper man, says
the Bulletin, and he is welcomed
to Eastern Oregon by his fellow
publishers. The retiring owners of
the Bulletin make no announce
ment as to their future plans, but
expect to leave Arlington shortly,
Mr. Crowder stating that he will go
to McMlnnville. They may later
engage in newspaper work again.
MAKES UON FOR FLOAT.
A piece of art work which at
tracted many in the parade Satur
day was the lion carried in the
Lions club float It was made by
Ellis Thomson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Thomson, who has been
studying art for several years and
will take up his studies again this
fall at the University of Oregon.
LEAVES FOR EAST.
Miss Virginia Dix took the 12:45
train at Arlington last night bound
for Rochester, Minn., where she
will study at the world-famous Ma
yo hospital. She was accompanied
to Arlington by her parents, Mr.
and Mra W. O. Dix, and by Rev.
and Mrs. Stanley Moore.
SEASON OPENS 20TH.
The deer hnntlnir spnortn In dra
gon opens September 20th," accord
ing to announrempnt hv thn fttnto
game commission. Heppner nlmrods
are preparing to celeDrate the
event. A limlf of nnn nulla Hoar
with forked horns only Is allowed.
W. E. HIatt father of John W.
and Jay Hiatt of this city, came
up from his home at Vancouver,
Wash., Wednesday, for a visit with
relatives In this county. He accom
panied hsi son Jay, who had dellv
ered a truck load of stock to Port
Early Morning Blaze
Starting in Bakery
$25,000 IN DAMAGE
Heppner Bakery, Noble Saddlery,
Curran Millinery, Clark Bar
ber Shop in Path.
Four Heppner business houses
are closed as a result of the visita
tion of the grim fire demon at an
early hour this morning. They are
the Heppner bakery and American
cafe, E. G. Noble's saddlery and
shoe repair shop, Mrs. M. I. Cur
ran's ready-to-wear establishment,
and E. E. Clark's barber shop.
The demon was unleashed about
1:00 o'clock, starting his raid of des
olation from beneath the cook stove
in the rear of the bakery, next to
Hotel Heppner. It ran south, gut
ting the wooden frame bijllding
housing the pioneer Noble saddlery
which has made Heppner saddles
famous wherever range hands rode
for more than 50 years; met a stum
bling block in the concrete walls of
the Luper building next adjoining
but crept in sufficiently combined
with the water used to control it
to ruin the stock of dresses, millin
ery and accessories of Mrs. Curran
whose store occupied half the build
ing, and caused the removal of the
equipment from the barber shop,
occupying the other half, upsetting
that estblishment until after the In
surance adjuster comes.
Noble Loss Heavy.
The total loss can only be esti
mated, and for some of the loss no
monetary price can be set Mr.
Noble lost all his tool3, an accumu
lation of more than 50 years, many
of which could not be replaced at
any price, and can be said to be
priceless. The loss to the people
stricken through the enforced shut
down of their businesses at the best
business season of the year is im
possible of estimate.
A recent invoice of the bakery
stock and equipment listed itsj cost
at $7,780. Mr. Noble had one ma
chine ruined that cost $600. He
would not attempt to estimate his
entire loss. Certain it is, the prop
erty destroyed alone was worth
several thousand dollara Mrs.
Curran has made no attempt to ar
rive at her loss, awaiting arrival of
an adjuster. Damage to the build
ings, which will require almost com
plete reconstruction to meet fire re
quirements, can be said to be total,
and amounts to at least $10,000. A
low estimate would put the prop
erty loss at more than $25,000.
The buildings destroyed were all
one story structures. The bakery
building owned by H. A. Schultz
was a wooden structure, 'as was
the Noble building. The Luper
building had concrete walls with
wooden roof, floor and finishings.
Many men turned out in answer
to the alarm and worked hard to
control the flames, but with no one
to take the lead and the difficulty
encountered in getting at the seat
of the fire, they made slow head
way. Flames Start Seen.
Following up the chimney in the
bakery the fire broke out inside the
saddlery almost before it got well
started in the bakery, leading some
to believe that it started in the
saddlery. Mr. Schultz, who was
working in the bakery, himself saw
the start of the Are, and several
other men who arrived on the scene
shortly made the same report
x rom tne saddle shop, the fire
ran between the roof and celling of
the Luper building, and the heavy
tin roof made It impossible with the
tools at hand to get through. This
made it necessary to break through
the wooden fronting in order to get
water onto the flre.
Difficulty was encountered in
opening up the hydrant at the cor
ner of the hotel building, delaying
tne water irom this source. How
ever, three strings of hose were
brought into play, after some loss
of time, and with a strong steady
pressure once the water was
brought into proper play it checked
the flames rapidly.
Mr. Noble, Mrs. Curran and Mr.
Clark carried Insurance, though the
exact amount was not stated. That
of Mr. Noble and Mrs. Curran was
stated to only partially cover their
losses. Mr. Schultz, who was in
bed this morning after retiring at
5 o'clock following his hectic night,
could not be interviewed and It was
not learned whether he carried in
surance. Mrs. Curran and Mr. Clark expect
to reopen their businesses as soon
as possible, while no announcement
has yet been made by Mr. Noble
and Mr. Schultz.
Water bills are due and nnvnhla
by the 10th of each monih n,i T
have been instructed by the City
council that all bills must be paid
by Sept 15th or service will ha diM.
W. E. PRUYN, Water Supt
Bertie Lee Keen nrrlvail 1
night and is on the job at apart
ment 4, 'So. side Case Apt. Bldg. oU
day, for 5 days only. See her for
all beauty work. Natural perman
ents a specialty. it.