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Volume 50, Number 23.
Subscription $200 a Year
Fine Record of Service of
Charles Thomson Cited
in Eulogy Monday.
John Anglin Cited for Kecord as
Secretary; Law Aimed to Lower
Auto Accidents Discussed.
Commemoration of its first de
parted brother, Charles Thomson,
was observed by the Lions club at
its Monday noon luncheon. In his
memory those attending stood in
silence for thirty seconds before
being seated.
"No better tribute could be paid
Lion Charlie, than to say he was a
true Lion," said S. E. Notson in
eulogy of the departed. "Never was
he called upon to assist in any com
munity enterprise but he was found
ready to contribute of his time, tal
ents and money." The speaker re
lated many of the services the de
parted had given to the community,
including a long record of service
in public office as councilman and
member of the board of education.
Charles Thomson lost his life
Monday, August 6, while bathing in
the surf off Rockaway. In his
memory the following resolutions
were inscribed on the pages of the
club minutes:
"Whereas, it has pleased the Al
mighty to remove from our midst
our esteemed friend and co-laborer,
Charles Thomson, who for many
years occupied a prominent rank in
our midst, maintaining under all
circumstances a charactlr untar
nished, and a reputation above re
proach ;
"Therefore, resolved, that in the
death of Mr. Thomson we have sus
tained the loss of a friend whose
fellowship it was an honor and a
pleasure to enjoy; that we bear
willing testimony to his many vir
tues, to his unquestioned probity
and stainless life; that we offer to
his bereaved family and mourning
friends, over whom sorrow has hung
her sable mantle, our heartfelt con
dolence, and pray that Infinite
Goodness may bring speedy relief
to their burdened hearts and in
spire them with the consolation
that Hope in futurity and Faith in
God gives even in the Shadow of
the Tomb.
"Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be presented to the fam
ily of our deceased friend."
Lions again rallied to the assist
ance of the Rodeo association,
when Henry Aiken, Rodeo presi
dent, asked for help in soliciting
funds to meet the deficit from last
year, occasioned by the untimely
fire. Earl Eskelson, Frank W. Tur
ner and Jasper Crawford accom
panied Mr. Aiken on the tour of so
licitation which met with ready re
sponse from businessmen of the
community, assuring that this year's
show will start off with a clean
A novel idea for helping in con
trol of automobile accidents as car
ried out in Ontario province, Cana
da, was discussed by J. O. Turner,
program chairman. A law in On
tario authorizes the authorities to
advertise in the public press laws
governing motor vehicles, with the
intention of educating the public in
the proper care and operation of
motor vehicles. Statistics were cit
ed showing the high rate of mor
tality prevailing in the province
which inspired the passage of the
new law. Such a law is expected
to be presented before the next ses
sion of the Oregon legislature, and
Mr. Turner believed it has much to
recommend it
In recognition of his signal ser
vice as the club's secretary last
year, John Anglin was presented a
gold-mounted fountain pen, with
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, last year's pres
ident, making the presentation. Mr.
Anglin responded in appropriate
words of appreciation, sharing with
his fellow members credit for the
honor conferred.
We wish to take this opportunity
to express our sincere thanks to the
many friends and neighbors for
their kind expressions of sympathy
in the bereavement of our husband,
father and brother. We especially
thank the Christian Church, Elks,
Knights of Pythias, business men
of Heppner and the other organiza
tions and friends for the beautiful
Mrs. Mary Thomson,
Ellis and Earl,
Mrs. W. E. Pruyn,
W. S. Thomson,
J. G. Thomson,
Robert Thomson.
The Boy Scouts and the scout
committee will have a welnle roast
at Kelly spring next Wednesday
evening. All scouts and committee
members are urged to attend. Will
meet at city hall at 6 p. m., com
mittee to furnish transportation and
eats. Plans were started at a com
mittee meeting last night for scout
week to be held probably the third
week In September. J. D. Cash Is
the new chairman of the scout com
mittee, succeeding Chas. W. Smith,
Lamb Market Active
With Outside Buyers
Considerable activity stirred the
local lamb market this week, with
outside buyers shipping 21 carloads
of fat and feeder stuff from the lo
cal yards Monday night. Prices
ranged from 4 to 6 cents, consider
ably under that of a year ago. Lack
of demand for feeder stuff in the
middle west due to drouth condi
tions is given as the cause for off
prices this season.
Shippers included H. F. Patter
son & Co. of Billings, Mont, 10 car
loads of ewe lambs destined for
Fargo and Pipestone, S. D.; George
Veator, 8 cars feeders for five des
tinations in Kentucky and Indiana;
and 3 cars feeders, one each' to three
different farmers at Grand Mound,
Iowa. Another shipment is slated
for the first of the week, though
report yesterday said one feeder
buyer had been called off the market
Bus Route For High
School Pupils Voted
A bus route for the transporta
tion of high school pupils from the
Eight Mile section to Heppner has
been established by action of the
'board of directors of School Dis
trict No. 1 and the sanction of the
board of education of the non-high
school district of Morrow county.
The route will accommodate some
16 or more high school pupils, the
contract for running the bus has
been awarded to Charles and Mil
ler Huston. The route has been es
tablished in accordance with the
following letter:
To the Board of Education of
the Non-High School District
of Morrow County, Oregon:
The Board of Directors of School
District No. 1 of Morrow County,
Oregon, at a meeting held August
13, 1934, voted to maintain and op
erate a school bus for the trans
portation of high school students
outside of School District No. 1 to
the high school at Heppner and re
turn, subject to the approval and
contract for transportation mileage
of the Board of Education of the
Non-High School District, for which
we respectfully submit the follow
ing bus route for your considera
tion: Starting at the Tilman Hogue
place, (commonly known as the
Tyndall Robison ranch), and going
south to the Heppner-Eight Mile
highway, thence west to a point
approximately three-fourths of a
mile beyond the Eight Mile post
office and back east over the Heppner-Eight
Mile highway to Hepp
ner, Oregon, a distance of approx
imately 26 miles.
Garnet Barratt, Chairman.
Attest: C. W. Barlow, Clerk.
Ada Julia Woodward died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith
M. Wells, at Echo Monday night.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Episcopal church here at
2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
Rev. Hinkle of Pendleton officiat
ing, with Phelps Funeral home in
charge. Interment was In Masonic
cemetery. Many friends and neigh
bors attended to pay their last re
spects to one who spent most of her
life in this community and was
highly loved and respected. Ada
Julia Kilcup was born November
26, 1874, to Edward W. and Emma
(Luckman) Kilcup, at Sacramento,
Cal., being aged 59 years, 8 months
and 12 days at death. With the
family she first came to Morrow
county when five years of age and
grew to womanhood on the old Kil
cup farm on Butter creek. She was
first married to J. W. Waddell at
Heppner in 1893, and to this union
were born five children, three of
whom survive, Amy Esther, Leona
Sophia (Mrs. W. H. Instone of Le
na), and Edith M. (Mrs. Wells of
Echo). Mr. Waddel departed this
life in 1903, and in 1905 Mrs. Wad
dell was united in marriage to John
Woodward at Heppner. Four chil
dren were born to this union, three
of whom with the husband survive,
Robert Cecil, Harold Lindsay and
Ralph Raymond, also a stepdaugh
ter, Frances George. She is also
survived by a brother, Walter Kil
cup of Lena. Mrs. Woodward was
a resident of this community until
1919 when she removed to Umatilla
county where she has since resided.
A. E. Simmons, Portland type
writer ribbon salesman, who work
ed the local trade on Tuesday, died
from a sudden heart attack on the
streets of Condon yesterday, ac
cording to report from that place
carried in this morning's Orcgon
lan. Mr. Simmons came to Hepp
ner each summer for many years
and had the respect and friendship
of many people here.
There appears to be an unfound
ed rumor over the county that Dr.
A. D. McMurdo is moving to Pen
leton. How this rumor got started
the doctor does not know as he has
never thought of moving, much less
mentioned! it. There is also an un
founded rumor that the Heppner
hospital is closed.
The September term of circuit
court, originally set by Judge
Knowles of La Grande for Septem
ber 10, has been postponed to Sep
tember 15, because of conflicting
dates with the state bar association
Pre-Rodeo special, permanent,
$2.50. Adcle's Beauty Shoppe, phone
1202, city.
190,96010 BUSH LS
Drought Cuts U. S. Pro
duction Almost Half;
Other Crops Off.
The wheat rcop of the United
States this year will total 940,960,
000 bushels, the department of ag
riculture estimates, basing its fig
ures on the August 1 condition. The
crop last year was 527,978,000 bush
els and the average for the years
1927-1931 was 886,359,000 bushels.
Drought was responsible for the
great loss.
The department's grain estimates
Winter wheat, 400,522,000 bushels,
compared with 394,268,000 a month
ago, 351,608,000 last year, and 632,
061,000 the 5-year average, 1927
1931. All spring wheat, 90,438,000 bush
els, compared with 176,370,000 last
year, and 254,298,000, the 5-year av
erage. Durum wheat 6,551,000
bushels, compared with 16,109,000
last year and 61,460,000, the 5-year
average. Other spring wheat, Sd,
887,000 bushels, compared with 160,
261,000 last year and 182,838,000 the
5-year average.
Corn, 1,607,108,000 bu. compared
with 2,113427,000 a month ago, 2,-
243,883,000 bushels In 1933 and the
5-year average of 2,516,307,000 bu.
Oats, 545,345,000 bushels, compar
ed with 567,839,000 a month ago,
731,524,000 last year, and 1,186,956,-
000 the 5-year average. Barley, 119,-
081,000 bushels, compared with 125,-
155,000 last month, 156,988,000 last
year and 270,444,000, the 5-year av
erage. '
The condition of the various crops
on July 1 was reported as follows:
Corn, 49.1 per cent of normal; all
spring wheat, 30.4; durum wheat
22.3; other spring wheat 31.3; oats,
36.2; barley, 40.3; all tame hay 45.9;
wild hay, 28.5; alfalfa hay, 50.3;
pasture, 71.4.
Crop prospects in the United
States declined nearly 11 per cent
during July as a result of continued
drought and record-breaking hot
weather, according to the August
estimates of the Crop Reporting
Board of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. Growing con
ditions are poor practically every
where except along the Atlantic
coast, in the eastern cotton belt and
in the Pacific northwest. In a large
area that includes most of Texas,
Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Ne
braska, the Dakotas, and some ad
joining portions of Arkansas, Illin
ois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana,
Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mex
ico, all growing crops and pastures
were seriously hurt and most of the
corn was scorched beyond recovery.
The present forecast of the total
corn crop is more than 500,000,000
bushels below prospects a month
ago. wheat production is estimated
nt 490,960,000. This is a slight in
crease over expectations a month
ago and is not far below last year's
crop, 527,978,000 bushels, but it i3
only 55 per cent of average produc
tion. Other late crops Including late
cuttings of alfalfa and clover, em
ergency hay and forage crops, po
tatoes, sweet potatoes, sugar beets,
apples and some late commercial
truck and canning crops have also
been seriously affected by the
drought. The loss of home gardens
has also been a serious blow to
those living in the drought states.
Present forecasts of oats, barley,
and flaxseed are all below those of
a month ago. The estimate of total
hay production has been reduced to
less than 53,700,000 tons compared
with the short crop of 74,616,000
tons last year. The reported con
dition of pastures, one of the best
indications of current growing con
ditions, averaged only 39.6 per cent
of normal on August 1. This com
pares with 55.6 per cent on the same
date last year, 66.4 during the drouth
of 1930 and averages of 62 to 70 in
the drouth seasons of 1931, 1926,
1925, 1911 and 1894. Pastures are
furnishing so little feed that many
farmers are now feeding hay. corn
fodder, and other roughage that will
be badly needed next winter.
Edward ' Notson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Notson of Heppner and
superintendent of schools at Al
mlra, Wash., last week accompan
ied the Boy Scout troop of Almira
of which he is leader on a motor
trip to the western part of the state.
With car and trailer they visited
the Puget sound region and camped
for several days on an Island in the
sound. On the way home they vis
ited the Bonneville dam construc
tion to make a comparison with the
work at Grand Coulee, close to their
homo town. Last year, with the
same car and trailer, Mr. Notson
took his Boy Scouts to the Chicago
worms tair, attracting much atten
tion along the way.
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Dwlght Misner of lone dropped
In on us for a few minutes while in
town Wednesday afternoon. He
says the entertainment put on by
Lexington grange Saturday night
was a grand success and created a
lot of fun. We have no doubt of It,
as Dwlght had much to do with
making up the program.
O. C. Stephens, McKlnney creek
sheepman, was a visitor In the city
on Tuesday while attending to mat
ters of business.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Byham of
Guys Mills, Penn., were visitors for
10 days at the noma of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Troedson near Morgan.
With Mr. Troedson, Mr. Byham
made this office a pleasant visit on
Friday last while in Heppner. These
people left their eastern home early
In June by auto and have been mak
ing a leisurely trip across the coun
try, visiting various states and
many points of interest on the way.
They departed for Portland Mon
day, Mr. and Mrs. Troedson accom
panying them as far as The Dalles.
They will visit for some time in
Oregon before going on to Califor
nia, and later will return home by
the southern route.
Richard Peterson came in with
a shipment of beef cattle for the
Portland market on Saturday. He
returned on Wednesday morning
from the city, going on to his home
at Kimberley late in the evening.
He reports very good hay crops
over his way, and there will be
plenty of feed for the stock during
the winter. Grant county stock
men are culling their herds and
taking out the older stuff for mar
ket. Much of this goes out from
the Heppner yards and the stock
is all in first class condition for
the block.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Latourell
and Miss Alice arrived home Tues
day evening from Tillamook where
Mrs. Latourell and Alice had been
for two weeks and Mr. Latourell
for a week visiting friends. They
were accompanied from Portland
by Miss Ruth Spiker, a friend of
Alice's who is a house guest this
week at the Latourell home. Charlie
reported fishing "off" but plenty of
wild blackberries, and his berrying
party had a shot at a good-sized
black bear.
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Pope and
daughters Loraine and Joan re
turned from Portland yesterday
evening. They were accompanied
by Miss Margaret Notson who will
visit at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Notson, until
she goes to La Grande in the fall
to take the position as secretary
to the president of Eastern Oregon
Normal school.
A beautiful new neon sign was
placed at the front of Case hotel
on Wednesday, and the appearance
of the hotel entrance and store
front greatly enhanced by fresh
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Briggs and
Miss Opal Briggs returned yester
day evening from a weeks visit at
Tales of Old Times
pioneer editor of the "Gaut" writing
from National Military Home,
(Editor's Note We deemed it ap
propriate this week to use Colonel
Redington's special heading for his
latest contribution, received this
week. We have missed his tales of
old times, and, we believe as he
would have it, we will let him tell
you why in his own words. There
is one thing no surgeon's lancet
will ever take away from Colonel
Redington an admirable spirit
which makes any words of comfort
seem shallow.)
The Gazet brought me some sad
news, saying that my old friend
Lumb. Rhea had passed away. He
was a good man, and without know
ing what caused the failure of his
and so many other banks, I know
that none of the depositors' money
stuck to his fingers. He was an
honest man. When I went to him
to borrow a million dollars he was
always cheerful about the why's
and wherefores, and never had a
surly yes or no like many others.
He was always Lumb. to little chil
dren and grown people, and had a
warm heart for all.
Lumb. Rhea was a history-maker.
When he and other pioneers
went to Umatilla county it was a
wild country of turbulent tumble
weed and sage brush fit for Thanx-
giving turkey stuffing. They turn
ed it into taxable property. In the
next world may they reap the re
ward they richly earned!
After a year's struggle, with
acres of agony, diabetes claimed the
amputation of one of my legs, but
left my imagination intact. The
sawoff occurred a week ago, leav
ing one foot for kix. One is enuff.
When the Gazet was struggling
out of debt in '83-4, news was scarce,
and when I heard of nothing I
made something out of it, and it
was quoted far and wide more than
real stuff. One ad. of itself was
reprinted in full as reading matter
in an eastern magazine. I had lots
of short ads on rox and fences, and
they became by-words in many
mouths. One on Widow Smith's
barn up Hinton creek said:
"The Heppner Gazet is Hell on
Another read:
"The Heppner Gazet Never Sux
Somebody painted under this:
"But look out for its editor."
I had a lot of signs painted on
fences at Salem, and when Judge
McManus was down here a few
months ago he quoted some of them
for me. They lasted long.
And when I sold out to Henry
Rasmus In '87, the New York World
quoted my So-longatory In full as
an editorial.
Hoping that you all have a Mer
ry Krlsmas coming,
V. T. Y.,
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Tur
ner Married in Cali
fornia in 1884.
A joyous occasion was the cele
bration on Sunday of the golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Turner at their home in
this city. The event was planned by
the sons, daughter and daughters-in-law
of Mr. and Mrs. Turner and
was by them carried to a successful
termination. The outstanding fea
ture of the day was the feast of
good things brought in and spread
on the large table under the shade
of the big trees in the yard, where
covers were laid for nineteen, and
at the hour of 1:30 those seated at
he banquet were the honor guests,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Turner;
their children, Frank W. Turner
and wife, W. H. Turner and wife,
J. O. Turner and wife, S. J. Turner
and wife and daughter Jean, J. W.
Turner and wife, W. L. LaDusire
and wife; grandson R. V. Turner
and wife; W. G. McCarty and wife,
brother-in-law and sister of Mr.
Turner. Those waiting table were
the grandchildren, Ruth, Jeanette,
Anabel ahd Donald Turner.
An informal reception to the
friends and neighbors of Mr. and
Mrs. Turner followed later in the
afternoon, some fifty or more gath
ering from Heppner and Lexington
to listen to the program and to ex
tend congratulations to the pioneer
couple. The Lexington group pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Turner with a
handsome table lamp; while Mr.
Turner was remembered by a gold
watch chain and Mrs. Turner a gold
neck chain and lavalier by their
neighbors of long years, Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Kenny. A substantial
gift from the children was present
ed in the shape of silver dollars on
a gold tray.
A feature of the dinner hour was
the "family history" prepared and
read by J. O. Turner. This being of
an intimate nature, we are not priv
ileged to quote it in full; neverthe
less, it was greatly enjoyed and ap
preciated by the rest of the family.
By request Mr. Turner read this pa
per to the assembled friends, and
while some of the incidents referred
to were somewhat mysterious to
those not in the know, it was en
joyed. This iame as one of the
numbers on the informal program,
other numbers of which were piano
duets by Mrs. J. O. Turner and Miss
Jeanette Turner; piano solo and
song by Jean Turner; vocal solo,
Mrs. John Turner; mock wedding
participated in by the grand chil
dren, Donald Turner being the
bridegroom "Robert Willis Turner"
and Anabel Turner the blushing
bride, "Mary May Shepherd;" Rob
ert V. Turner, officiating minister;
Jean Turner, flower girl; the bridal
party coming forth to the strains
of a wedding march played by Miss
Jeanette Turner and the ring cere
mony was used. This was followed
by piano solo by Mrs. R. W. Tur
ner, the reading of the family his
tory by J. O. Turner; vocal duet,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner; solo,
Anabel Turner; group singing of
old favorite songs led by Mrs. F.
W. Turner and closing with "God
Be With You 'Till We Meet Again."
A social hour was then enjoyed
during which the company Was
served refreshments of punch and
Monday, August 13th, was the 50th
anniversary of the marriage of
Robert Willis Turner and Mary
May Shepherd. The event took
place at the town of Elmira, Solano
county, California, on the 13th day
of August, 1884, and the greater
portion, by far of the intervening
50 years has ben spent by them in
what is now Morrow county. Mr.
Turner Is a native of Missouri, hav
ing been born at Mexico in that
state on March 5th, 1861, and when
but two years of age migrated with
his parents, Christopher Columbus
and Cyrena Turner to the Golden
state and the family settled in the
lower end of the Sacramento valley.
Mrs. Turner, a native of Illinois,
born at Hamilton in that state Ap
ril 8, 1864, the daughter of William
H. and Ruth (Bassett) Shepherd,
had also come to the west and made
her abode in the land of sunshine
and soon the romance between this
young couple ripened and a union
was formed to exist to the present
time. Immediately following the
marriage, Mr. Turner made a visit
to this part of eastern Oregon
where his sister, Luella, and her
husband, W. G. McCarty had locat
ed two years before. He purchased
160 acres of land In Sand Hollow
from Thomas Doyle and adjoining
the claim of Mr. McCarty and re
turned to California in the spring
of 1885 and brought his bride to
the new home. Continuing to add
to his Original purchase his farm
was extended to Include some 3200
acres. We wish to go back now
and quote from the little history
read by J. O. Turner, following a
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"... As far as this writer is In
formed, the great trek was unevent
ful, save thunderstorms, dust
storms, sick or dead oxen, broken
down wagons, lost directions, rattle
snakes, wolves, and attacks by In
dians. After six months of this
travel over dusty, sage-brush plains,
crawling up and down precipitous
(Continued on Page Four)
This County Designated
Emergency Drouth Area
Morrow county has been desig
nated as an emergency drouth area,
according to a telegram received
from Frederick W. Steiwer, United
States senator, Tuesday evening.
His wire reads:
"Am pleased to advise Morrow
county has been designated as em
ergency drought area. Am carry
ing forward affort to secure imme
diate approval program for pur
chase of cattle and sheep."
Release of the regulations affect
ing drought control for sheep re
ported to have been approved by
the secretary of agriculture, is ex
pected daily. This part of the em
ergency drought work is expected to
most heavily affect Morrow county.
Reports indicate that feed and wa
ter are now running very short on
a considerable portion of the range
in the Blue mountains where sheep
are on summer range, while the hay
crop of the county is generally short
for carrying the sheep through the
coming winter.
Great Drouth Affects
AAA Program for 1935
The great drouth, which has re
duced grain and hay crops to rec
ord low levels, has started a country-wide
discussion of the agricul
tural adjustment program and af
fected materially the agricultural
refinancing program of the gov
ernment, according to information
received by the Oregon Agricultur
al extension service.
In answer to those who feel that
agricultural adjustments are no
longer necessary, Secretary Wal
lace of the United States depart
ment of agriculture says that un
doubtedly the drought will make it
necessary to change many of the
agricultural programs for 1935.
Regardless of what revisions may
be made, however, Secretary Wal
lace says there will not be any aban
donment of the principle of gov
ernment assistance to farmers in
establishing the necessary balance
between supply and demand and
giving just compensation for their
Already nearly 4 million checks,
amounting to approximately 300
million dollars, have been issued as
rental and benefit payments to far
mers. Payments on the corn-hog
contracts for 1934 production are
just getting well started, while the
wheat, cotton and tobacco contracts
already in effect run through the
year 1935.
Owing to depreciated security,
the farm refinancing program of
the Farm Credit Administration is
being slowed up in the drought
areas, both as to mortgage loans
and production loans, says the col
lege extension service, but drought
stricken farmers are receiving some
aid through special emergency
drought relief loans as well as from
the crop adjustment benefit checks.
The cattle purchase program is also
affording relief from the distress
caused by the drought and plans
are being made to purchase sheep
in the drought areas.
A quiet home wedding of interest
to their many friends was that of
Miss Marjorie Happold to Mr. Oral
Wright at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mr3. Henry Hap
pold, Saturday afternoon. Rev.
Joseph Pope performed the cere
mony. Both young folks are grad
uates of Heppner high school and
members of Heppner's younger set.
Mr. Wright is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ava Wright, formerly of the
Eight Mile community. The young
coupie win continue to make their
home at Heppner, Mr. Wright hav
ing a position at the Bert Kane ga
rage. They have the well wishes
of many friends.
Mrs. Oral Wright, a bride of the
week, was honored with a luncheon
at the Lucas Place yesterday noon,
given by a few of her close friends.
The Misses Winifred and Mary
Thomson and Helen McClaskey
were hostesses, and besides the
hostesses and honoree, those attend
ing were the Misses Jeanette and
Anabel Turner and Miss Ruth Tur
ner. Mrs. Ellis Hendrickson and her
son Alvin who have been visiting
for the past month at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
Jones, are leaving this evening for
their home at San Leandro, Calif.
Mr. Jones took them to Arlington
to catch the overland train.
According to report received here,
Earl Simonton, formerly of this
county, died at his home in Fuller
ton, Calif., on Tuesday. He was
engaged in farming here for a num
ber of years but owing to falling
health had to give this up. He had
been 111 for several years.
Harry Turner, Sand Hollow
wheatraiser, departed today for Chi
cago. He is taking charge of a
shipment of sheep going Into the
market there for Tom Beymer, and
he will have some ten days in the
city In which to visit the big fair.
Little Chuckle Daniels, grand
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gentry
I of Heppner, is now recovering from
a very serious spell of sickness at
the home of his parents in Weston
The relatives were quite alarmed
by his condition for a time.
J. O. Agee reports a very poor
yield of grain at his farm north
west of Lexington. He will have
plenty of hay, however, and looks
for an abundance of pasture this
rail "if It rains. Mr. Agee was
looking after business here today.
Queen, Officials, Parade,
Crowds, Dress-Up Take
Form Rapidly.
Round-Up President, Queen Coming
With Indians, Stage Coaches;
Rooms Should be Listed.
Miss Dimple Crabtree, Willows,
Miss Irma Lane, Lexington, 16,-
Miss Mary Cunha, Lena, 13,800.
Miss Beth Wright Rhea Creek,
These are the standings in the
race to decide which of the charm
ing representatives of the various
granges of the county will be the
queen, the others the queen's at
tendants, for the three days of the
Heppner Rodeo, now but two weeks
away Aug. 30-31-Sept 1.
In the most recent vote at the
Lena grange dance here Saturday
night Miss Mary Cunha, the Lena
representative led the field with
7100 ballots. Miss Crabtree and
Miss Lane tied in second place with
3900 each, and Miss Wright was a
close third with 3600.
Rhea Creek will have its inning
next Saturday night at the local
pavilion, with Percey's Six Sharps,
formerly The Columbians, furnish
ing the music. Then only the finale
on the 25th will remain to decide
who will be the queen. The Rodeo
association, sponsors of the final
dance, promises an outstanding or
chestra for the wind-up dance.
Coincident with the 25th dance
will be the breaking forth by the
Heppner citizenry in Rodeo regalia,
with that day to be official dress-up
day. Only one article of apparel,
the inexpensive Windsor tie, is ask
ed to be worn by everyone, though
all who have other Rodeo regalia
are asked to drag it from among
the moth balls and cobwebs to add
to the spirit of the occasion. Street
decorations will be in place on that
day all to remain until after the
13th Rodeo is history.
Good news was received from
Pendleton this week in the accept
ance by W. D. McNary, president
of the Round-Up association, and
party to be official guests at the
last day of the Rodeo. Round-Up's
Queen Shirley is expected to be in
the party, which will participate in
the parade and attend the show.
With the Round-Up party will be
a group of Indians in full regalia,
and stage coaches to be featured
in the parade. Rodeo prexy, Henry
Aiken, waxed enthusiastic over the
wonderful spirit of cooperation
shown by the Round-Up organiza
tion, father of western shows now
in its 25th year.
That the Rodeo spirit has thor
oughly permeated Heppner was ev
idenced this week when solicitation
of funds to clean up last year's
deficit occassioned by the untime
ly fire the last day of the show
went over with a bang. In addition
the city dads last night voted $15
to go as first prize for four-horse
team entries in the parade.
Reports come daily of the expect
ed attendance of folks from adjoin
ing counties, signifying one of the
largest Rodeo crowds ever. To as
sure accommodations for all pos
sible, H. O. Tenney, housing chair
man, asks everyone having rooms
available to list them with him im
mediately. Herman Oliver of John Day, Herb
Thompson of Pendleton, and Roy
Phillipi of Blalock have all accepted
invitations to act as arena judges.
Mr. Oliver Is probably the largest
cattle raiser in eastern Oregon, Mr.
Thompson is livestock director for
the Round-Up, and Mr. Phillipi an
experienced hand in the sports of
cowboys, and all are men whose
judgment is respected far beyond
the confines of their own bailiwick.
Timers, starters and other judges
include Clyde Buchanan and Sher
man Guthridge of Prairie City; By
ron Lemons, Mt. Vernon; John Car
ter, Long Creek; John Brosnan,
Lena; Louis Bergevin, lone, and
George Caldwell, Ukiah, another
group of men whose names are syn
onymous with fair play at numer
ous rodeos, round-ups and cowboy
Daily work on the track and ar
ena was started this week, giving
promise of these being in prime
condition by time for the show.
Work has also begun on construc
tion of a judge's stand on top of the
grandstand, eliminating the stand
formerly placed In the arena which
obstructed view of some of the
show. Another feature to enhance
enjoyment of spectators will be the
Standard Oil public address system,
which has been assured.
The committee in charge of the
Parade of the Old West last night
started to outline on paper the
many promised entries, and their
excitement was intense as they saw
this event drawing Into line. There
were nine floats to spot, numerous
teams and mounted ladles riding In
side-saddles, decorated automobiles,
comic stunts, Indians and stage
coaches, pack outfits, circuit riders,
miners, pioneer men and women.
bands and other music, and a long
cavalcae of cowboys and cowgirls
on and on It stretched, giving prom-
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