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Volume 50, Number 24.
Subscription $200 a Year
Two-Day Event Features
Products at Boardman;
Invitation Extended.
Lions Sing Notion's Victory Sing,
to Celebrate Coming of Bon
neville Sealocks.
The annual North Morrow Coun
ty fair starts tomorrow at Board
man. "Probably of even greater signif
icance than the Rodeo Itself, is the
display of products of the north end
of the county, telling the world of
a region that is destined to grow
with the river development now in
progress," C. J. D. Bauman, Lions
president, told the club members
Monday in introducing Mrs. Lucy
E. Rodgers, county school superin
tendent, who gave a short talk on
the organization and program of the
Linking in with the river develop
ment idea, S. E. Notson, a leading
advocate of such development for
many years, related the latest vic
tory of Inland Waterways, Inc.
obtaining of sealocks at Bonneville
and told of the years of work
leading up to the victory.
The North Morrow fair starts to
morrow and runs through Saturday.
Augmenting the wide array of ex
hibits for the entertainment of vis
itors will be good music, horse races
tomorrow at 2 p. m., 4-H club dem
onstration Saturday at 2 p. m., and
dancing Saturday night with Kauf
man's orchestra of Pendleton play
ing. Officers of the fair this year
are Ed Sauders, president; Mrs. A.
R. Barlow, treasurer, and Mrs.
Claud Coats, secretary. Directors
are Mrs. A. C. Houghton, Geo. Wick,
Frank Brace and Y. P. Rutherford.
All open classes are open for ex
hibits from over the entire county,
Mrs. Rodgers cited, and people of
the south end have taken advantage
of the opportunity to display their
products in competition with north
end people. Classifications include
exhibits of vegetables, general farm
exhibit, fruits and melons, farm
crops, bees and honey, poultry, live
stock, domestic art, flowers and
plants, and domestic science. Pre
miums are offered for lots In each
division ranging from 50 cents for
second places to as much as $3 for
first places.
Mrs. Rodgers extended an invita
tion to everyone to attend the fair.
"People cannot eat power," was
Mr. Notson's assertion In declaring
the main immediate benefit to be
derived from river development is
lower transportation rates. Thru
out his long interest in river devel
opment dating from the time he
first came to Oregon in the late
'90's, Mr. Notson declared he had
held transportation to be the larger
Item to be considered, and he be
lieved the time was now near at
hand when barges would dock at
Arlington, Heppner Junction, Irri
gon, and at other points along the
river, to carry crops of the inland
country to market.
"The work of the old Umatilla
Rapids association and of the Tri
State Development league was not
wasted, as briefs of material gath
ered by these organizations were
presented at a hearing before Major
Williams at The Dalles recently,
when in my opinion, the last hur
dle was crossed in obtaining the
sealocks," Mr. Notson said.
"In fact, I believe Major Williams
was thoroughly convinced that the
locks were necessary when he vis
ited Walla Walla a short time be
fore The Dalles hearing, and saw
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Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Crawford
left early Wednesday morning for
Astoria where they are attending
the state convention of the Ameri
can Legion and American Legion
auxiliary, representing the local
posts. The three remaining days
of the week will be taken up by
these conventions, which, according
to reports in the papers today, will
be largely attended.
Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Sackett ar
rived from their home at Salem on
Wednesday evening for a visit with
the parents of Mrs. Sackett, Mr. and
Mrs. S, E. Notson, Mr. Notson ac
companied them from Portland
where he had been to attend a
meeting of district attorneys of the
state. Vernon Brown came up with
them also.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buschke and
baby daughter are over from their
home at Elgin for a visit with the
relatives here. They expect to re
turn home Sunday. Mr. Buschke
has been running cattle In Union
county for the past year and a half.
The little daughter was born last
Report reaches Heppner of the
marriage at Pendleton on Monday
of Margaret Misslldlne, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mlsslldine to
Ted McDald, son of Mrs. Allen
Johnston of this city. The young
couple are spending their honey
moon at Portland and the coast.
SPECIAL SALE on Goodyear
tires ends August 31st. BuV now
and be surprised at the low prices.
Tax Foreclosure Date
Set for November 5th
For the purpose of setting a uni
form date for the various counties
of the state in the matter of fore- I
closures on delinquent taxes, a
meeting was held in Portland Tues
day attended by most of the district
attorneys. A decision was reached
to start these foreclosure proceed
ings November 5, or as soon there
after as possible in cases where the
semi-annual Installments on delin
quent taxes for 1930 and prior years
are in arrears.
The proceeding will be under the
law passed by the legislature last
year providing for the payment of
delinquent taxes for 1930 and prior
years in ten semi-annual install
ments. The law further provides
that when three semi-anrfual in
stallments become delinquent the
county shall foreclose.
The depression coupled with the
leniency of the tax-collecting offi
cials were outstanding causes of
delinquency, according to Charles
V. Galloway, chairman of the state
tax commission. More firmness in
tax collections was recommended
by Mr. Galloway. He also suggest
ed that taxpayers be notified in ad
vance that the taxes must be paid
or they will suffer the consequences.
This action on the part of the dis
trict attorneys will undoubtedly af
fect a very large number of tax
payers in Morrow county. The pol
icy of postponing the fatal day has
been followed by officials here in
the hope that financial conditions
would so Improve as to make ex
treme measures unnecessary, but
time for action under the law now
approaches and on and after the 5th
of November foreclosures will pro
ceed. Health Engineer Finds
City Water Tests Okeh
In spite of persistent rumors to
the contrary, the city water is safe
for drinking purposes, according to
a test made by C. E. Green, engin
eer with the state health depart
ment who drew a sample from the
city mains himself on August 14.
The report showed the water to
test "A" or "safe for drinking pur
poses." W. E. Pruyn, watermaster, brot
the report to the Gazette Times of
fice to answer the many unfounded
rumors that the city water is not
pure. Chlorination is necessary
and makes the water taste, but the
quantity is insufficient to be harm
ful, says Mr. Pruyn.
Warrant Indebtedness
Being Steadily Lowered
C. W. Barlow, clerk of school dis
trict No. 1, announces that the war
rant indebtedness of the district,
which at one time reached a peak
of $51,000, has been steadily reduced
and is now down to $37,000.
While the figure is still high, it
should be gratifying to the taxpay
ers of the district to learn of the
substantial reduction, and that the
sum total is at a point now where
the payment of back taxes due the
district will wipe the slate clean and
put the district on a cash basis
W. R. Poulson, former superin
tendent of Heppner schools, is now
one of the U. S. guards of the Bon
neville dam project, holding the
commission of lieutenant Besides
keeping law and order on the
grounds, the guards have the duty
of conducting visitors over the huge
government project Visiting hours
are from 2 to 4 on Sundays. Jasper
Crawford and Logie Richardson
dropped dn at Bonneville on the
way home from Portland Sunday
afternoon and were complimented
with a personally conducted tour of
the grounds by Mr. Poulson. Oc
casionally, some of the workers be
come obstreperous, Mr. Poulson
said as he exhibited a broken tooth
received the evening before, but on
the whole there Is very little trou
ble. He had the unpleasant duty of
picking up the remains of the pro
prietor of the inn at North Bonne
ville whose body was cremated when
the inn burned down a few days be
fore. He welcomes visits fom his
Heppner friends.
Frank Mason was in town the
end of the week from his Rhea
creek farm, exhibiting a sample of
ladak alfalfa grown on his place,
the nrRt of the species to be grown
in Morrow county. The sample
stands about four feet high, and Mr.
Mason thinks It will go three tons
to the acre. It was grown without
water until the flood of May 29, but
was Irrigated after that. He just
finished cutting the crop Saturday.
This grass comes from Russia.
The September term of circuit
court reported last week to be held
on September 15, has been slated by
Judge Knowles to be convened on
the 10th. He had originally planned
to convene the court on the fifth,
but postponed the opening until the
tenth due to conflicting dates with
the state bar association meeting.
Mrs. Bert Kane and Mrs. Henry
Happold and daughter Betty, who
have been spending a vacation sea
son of a couple of weeks at Seaside,
returned home on Sunday.
Miss Myrtle Cradlck of Portland
Is visiting this week at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Minnie Furlong
at Eight Mile.
Allen Bean of the First National
Bank force has returned from two
woeks vacationing, spent at Aber
deen, Wash., and Seaside. .
Parade of Old
be Gala
The Parade of the Old West, the
big Saturday morning attraction at
the Rodeo, will start promptly at
10:30 o'clock. The deadline for en
tries has been set at 9:30, and ev
eryone expecting to participate must
be at the Methodist church corner
at that time. The deadline is neces
sary in order to give the directors
time to get everyone into place be
fore the parade starts, announces
R. B. Ferguson, chairman of the
With at least nine organization
floats, and numerous entries for the
various other classes, besides the
long array of rodeo stock and per
formers promised, the committee
has taken careful precaution to see
that plenty of competent outside
judges will be on hand. Thus is as
sured the impartial distribution of
more than $200 in cash besides the
many merchandise prizes offered by
the cities of Heppner, Lexington
and lone, besides the business
houses of all three towns. Among
the prizes is the grand sweepstakes
of $25.00 to go to the best individual
Already acceptances of invita
tions to act as judges have been re
ceived from Herman Oliver and R.
G. Johnson of John Day, Earl W.
$1 -$20 TO BE PAID
Purchasing Expected to Start in
County Immediately; Herd Pre
servation is Consideration.
With Morrow county now classi
fied as an emergency drouth area
the government cattle buying pro
gram will get under way in this
county immediately. For purchase
by the government the appraisals
will be on the following basis: for
cattle, 2 years old and over, $12 to
$20 per head; for cattle 1-2 years
old $10 to $15 per head; for cattle
under 1 year old, $1 to $5 per head.
The payment is made in two classi
fications, the first called the benefit
payment and goes to the producer,
regardless of any liens which may
be on the cattle. The second pay
ment, called the purchase payments,
is made jointly to producer and lien
holder and must be endorsed by
both. The benefit payment is $6
per head for 2 year olds and over,
$5 per head for cattle from 1 to 2
years and $3 per head for cattle un
der a year old. The purchase pay
ment, of course, is the appraisal
price, minus the benefit payment.
Both payments are made at the
same time.
The object of . the drouth relief
cattle purchase is to remove from
drouth areas the cattle for which
there is insufficient food and to util
ize these purchased cattle for re
lief purposes either as canned beef
or as subsistence herds. Consider
ation in the development of this
program are the preservation of
animals or herds of high producing
quality, to relieve some of the finan
cial load now carried by both bor
rower and lender, and to perform
those tasks quickly, efficiently and
The drou.th relief cattle purchase
program now applies to all counties
that have been officially designated
as emergency." Such classification
is made by a special committee in
the department of agriculture at
Washington on the basis of reports
submitted by the weather bureau
and the bureau of crop estimates,
and on reports submitted from other
sources through the office of the
state director of drouth relief in the
state concerned.
The state drouth relief service in
each state is authorized to buy any
or all of the cattle in an emergency
county that the Individual owners
and the respective lienholders may
wish to sell. Delivery of cattle will
be at the designated local railroad
shipping points, railroad and mar
keting costs to be borne by the gov
ernment. Anyone wishing to sell cattle un
der the program should contact the
county agent's office immediately
Peter Zimmerman, independent
candidate for governor, is to be
heard over KEX tomorrow, Friday
evening, according to announce
ment from his headquarters in
Portland. Senator Zimmerman is
hailed as one of the best speakers
In Oregon and at this time he will
outline his platform and policies.
S. J. Devlne of Lexington visited
the Zimmerman headquarters while
In Portland on Tuesday, and was
appointed publicity manager and
organizer for Morrow county. He
will assist in organizing Zimmer-man-for-governor
clubs in the prin
cipal centers of the county.
Joseph L. Carter has been spend
ing the last week at Heppner look
ing after the interests of the Jo
seph Rector estate of which he Is
administrator. He expects to re
turn to Portland this week end.
W. L. Blakely and family, accom
panied by Gay Anderson, Jr., and
Miss June Anderson, are spending
the week in Portland.
Miss Nancy Dutton of Portland
Is a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Wightman at Alfalfa
Lawn dairy.
Beardless rye seed for sale at
Frank Shively's. Raised near Spray,
West to
Rodeo Feature
Snell of Arlington, Rodney Keating
of Portland, and Mrs. W. D. Mc
Nary and Mrs. Herb Thompson of
The parade will be organized with
the head at the Methodist church
on Gale street, extending on down
Gale onto Linden way as far as is
necessary. The line of march will
be along Church street to Main, up
Main to the corner of the old power
house, across to Chase, down Chase
to May and back to Main street,
breaking up at the point of begin
ning. This year the committee expects
to arrange the floats at wide inter
vals throughout the parade, and to
keep sufficient distance between all
entries so that all may have a good
chance to show. The queen and at
tendants, Rodeo and Round-Up of
ficials, the latter with a group of
mounted Indians in full regalia,
will be prominently placed. Besides
the Heppner school band, the Irri
gon band has ben invited to join the
parade, and the KOIN studio or
chestra of Portland retained for
the Rodeo dances, will also take
As the Old West passes in review,
it is expected Morrow county will
be given one of the rarest treats in
its history.
Thomson-Becket Nuptials
Solemnized Last Saturday
Miss Louise Thomson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Thomson,
and Mr. Merle Becket, son of Mrs.
Daisy Shively, prominent young
folks of Heppner, were quietly mar
ried at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Joel R. Benton Saturday, Mr. Ben
ton performing the ceremony In the
presence of immediate friends and
relatives. Present for the cere
mony were Mr. and Mrs. James G.
Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Shively, Mr. and Mrs. James G.
Thomson, Jr. Miss Elvena Perry
of Port Orchard, Wash., stood with
the bride, while Mr. Harold Becket,
brother of the bridegroom, was best
man. Immediately after the cere
mony the young couple left for
Portland and Seattle on their wed
ding trip, and upon return they
will be at home at the Jones apart
ments. Both Mr. and Mrs. Becket are
graduates of Heppner high school.
Mr. Becket is assistant manager of
the Heppner branch of the First
National bank of .Portland, and
Mrs. Becket has been teaching for
the past several years at Yakima,
Wash. Mr. Becket is an ex-student
of Oregon State college and Univer
sity of Oregon, having been a mem
ber of the student band at each of
the schools. Mrs. Becket is a grad
uate of Ellensburg normal school
in Washington. Both are popular
members of Heppner's younger set,
who have the compliments of a
large circle of friends.
Corn-Hog Deal Progresses
Slowly; New Ruling Helps
Work of completing contracts un
der the corn-hog deal of the federal
agricultural control program is now
being undertaken, though it has
moved slowly to date, said Chas. W.
Smith, former Morrow county agent
now witn tne force of United States
department of agriculture men
working on the deal In Portland.
It is the hope of the men to get the
work completed as soon as possible
so that farmers may receive their
benefit payments.
Considerable difference of opin
ion existed for a time between the
Oregon State college men and the
bureau of crop estimates at Wash
ington as to rulings which should
apply in Oregon, but Mr. Smith
said some concessions were received
from Washington Saturday which
would help iron out the differences.
The state college men went to bat
for Oregon farmers at a hearing
Derore an assistant secretary of ag
riculture in Portland recently, and
were not at all satisfied with the
consideration given their views at
the time.
More Time Allowed
For Crop Loan Filing
Extension of time for filing appli
cations for seed and feed loans has
been announced by the Emergency
Crop and Feed Loan Section. Ap
plications will now be accepted un
til September IS, thus allowing 30
days more in which to apply for
such loans.
With the classification of Morrow
county as an emergency drouth area
the amount of money obtainable on
this type of loan has been increased
from $250 to $400, with the provision
still in rorce that this type of loan
will be made only when other
sources of credit are not available
to the borrower.
Application blanks may be filled
out at the county agent's office.
Members and friends of the Meth
odist missionary society are urged
to be present at the August meet
ing which will bo held Tuesday, the
28th, at 2:30 p. in., in the parlors of
the Christian church. Mr. and Mis.
Charles Notson, who are leaving In
September for Tibet as missionar
ies, will be the speakers for the af
ternoon. There will also be the
opening of the mite boxes and a
free will offering taken. All money
over the defraying of the expenses
of the society will be presented as
a gift to Mr. and Mrs. Notson to
help them in their work
Governor Myers Relates
Convictions on Visit
to Northwest.
Crops Said Better Than In Many
Places; Financing Plan Pre
vents Foreclosures.
"Farmers of the Pacific north
west may justifiably realize their
good fortune in having crops which
are considerably better than over
the nation as a whole. While some
spots show the effect of short mois
ture, the general picture is much
better than many places elsewhere."
Such was the encouraging obser
vation made this week by William
I. Myers, who as governor of the
Farm Credit administration at
Washington, D. C, has supervision
over the federal government's whole
unified system of extending credit
to the nation's 6,000,000 farmers
through the coordinated network of
Federal Land banks, Production
Credit corporations, Banks for Co
operatives, and Intermediate Credit
During the past tense months
these institutions have met the crit
ical situation facing agriculture by
lending farmers more than $1,000,
000,000 or between $5,000,000 and
$6,000,000 for each working day, to
stem the tide of threatened foreclo
sures and provide farm operators
with working capital to do their
planting, harvesting and marketing
a task which Governor Myers
describes as the "most herculean of
modern times."
The gvernor has just completed
a motor trip through Oregon and
Washington, accompanied by three
of his official staff members from
Washington, D. C. A. S. Goss, for
merly master of the Washington
state grange and now Land Bank
commissioner; S. M. Garwood, pro
duction credit commissioner, and G.
M. Brennan, Intermediate credit
commissioner. Over the week end
they made an official visit with A.
C. Adams, general agent over the
Pacific northwest division of the
Farm Credit administration, and
attended conferences in Spokane
with officers and directors of the
12th district Federal Land bank,
Intermediate Credit bank, Produc
tion Credit corporation and region
al agricultural credit corporations.
Beginning in the midst of a cha
otic situation which threatened to
deprive thousands of farmers of
their homes under a wave of fore
closure, the FCA has not only
thrown up a line of defense against
foreclosure by instituting a program
of refinancing, but has set up an or
ganization now capable of giving
the farmer a permanent system of
complete credit for all sound pur
poses whereby farm borrowers
through cooperative responsibility
may take advantage of the nation's
money markets under low terms
of interest and favorable terms of
In thus building a more secure
foundation under agriculture, banks
and finance Institutions have also
been steadied and the whole nation
al welfare has been served.
As an indication of the wide scope
which FCA now embraces, Govern
or Myers pointed out that the Fed
eral Land bank of Spokane holds
approximately 25 per cent of all the
farm mortgage debt in its territory
of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
Montana, or a total of approxi
mately $131,000,000. Similarly, the
31 newly organized production cred
it associations now set up locally
throughout the four states to ad
vance farmers funds for crops and
live stock purposes are meeting the
demand in their fields with a vol
ume of $13,500,000.
"But we have no ambition to
monopolize the farm credit field,"
Governor Myers firmly emphasizes.
"The primary purpose of the FCA
is not to supplant other agencies,
and we are glad to see that other
lenders have begun to make agri
cultural loans. But we hope their
terms of credit will synchronize
with the peculiar needs of agricul
ture such as we are endeavoring to
Governor Myers further empha
sized that the FCA is making loans
only on a sound basis, adequate to
serve the basic needs, but premised
on a definite provision for repay
ment in all cases.
"Under the law we were required
not merely to disburse money, but
to refinance farmers' debts on a
basis which would permit them to
carry on and ultimately work out.
"There has been much misunder
standing of this refinancing pro
gram. We have taken it to be our
job to administer the law In a sym
pathetic but fair manner. It Is not
our job to bail out creditors. It Is
our job to loan farmers all the law
will permit if they require It in or
er to enable them to meet the de
mands of the creditors.
"We realize also that, credit alone
is not the full answer to the farm
er's problem, but we are perform
ing an Immeasurable service by
helping the farmer to refinance his
indebtedness on a lower scale so
that he has a better chance to work
out eventually.
"In broad outline the program of
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Mrs. J. W. Becket Dies
At Home in Portland
Word received early Tuesday by
relatives here announced the death
at her home in Portland of Mrs.
Catherine I. Becket, wife of J. W.
Becket. Funeral services were to
be held today from the Holman- &
Lutz colonial mortuary, Northeast
Fourteenth avenue and Sandy boul
evard, with interment following in
Rose City cemetery. All members
of the family residing in this com
munity are in attendance at the
funeral, going to the city on Wed
nesday. Mrs. Becket was born August 10,
1854, at Mendon, 111. She had been
an invalid for some time. Surviv
ing are the husband, J. W. Becket;
two daughters, Mrs. Theodore An
derson of Eight Mile, Miss Mary
Becket of Portland, and three sons,
Walter and Charles of Eight Mile,
and Captain John W. Becket of
Vallejo, Calif. Mrs. Becket was one
of the early pioneer settlers of this
community, coming here with her
husband in the early eighties. Their
farm in the Eight Mile section
was reclaimed from pioneer condi
tions and developed by them Into
one of the finest homes of the
wheat belt of this county. Retiring
from the farm 27 years ago Mr.
and Mrs. Becket have made their
home at 235 Southeast Eighteenth
avenue, Portland, ever since.
Popular Lexington Girl
Marries Corvallis Man
Miss Velle Ward, daughter of
Mrs. Viola Ward of this city, be
came the bride of Eldon D. Wink
ley of Corvallis at a quiet wedding
at Heppner Saturday at 10:30 a. m.
Joel R. Benton, pastor of the Chris
tian church of Heppner, performed
the ceremony in the presence of
Mr. and Mrs. Lester White and
Miss Erma Lane. Following the
ceremony a wedding dinner was
served at the home of the bride's
mother with the wedding party and
a few relatives and friends present
The young couple left immediately
for Portland and will make their
home at Corvallis.
Lester McMillan received a badly
cut leg Sunday night while return
ing from Lehman springs in a truck
with several other Lexington boys.
The lights went out as the truck
was going around a curve, causing
it to leave the road and slide into
a ditch. He was taken to Pendle
ton to a doctor who found It neces
sary to take fifteen stitches to close
the cuts. None of the other boys
was hurt and the truck was damag
ed but slightly.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Camp
bell arrived in Lexington Monday
to make preparations for the open
ing of school on September 3. Mr.
Campbell has been engaged as su
perintendent and the other high
school teachers are Miss Shirlee
Smith and Laurel Beach. The grade
teachers are: seventh and eighth,
Mrs. Lillian C. Turner; fifth and
sixth, George A. Gillis; third and
fourth, Miss Eula McMillan; first
and second, Mrs. Lavelle White.
The city of Lexington is cooper
ating with Heppner in every way
possible to make the Rodeo a suc
cess. Mayor Thomas L. Barnett
has declared Saturday, September
1st a holiday In Lexington so that
everyone may attend the Rodeo.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
and family and Mrs. Maude Pointer
returned Thursday afternoon from
a few days outing at Lehman
The Rebekahs of this city were
hostesses last Wednesday after
noon for a delightful bridal shower
honoring Miss Velle Ward at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Viola
Ward. Twenty-eight guests were
present and Miss Ward was the
recipient of many lovely and useful
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Devine and
grand daughter Maxine and Mrs.
Devine's mother, Mrs. Martha
Wright, left for Portland Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMillan and
family returned last week from
Pendleton where they spent a week
while Mr. McMillan was having
some dental work done.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barnett, Mrs.
Trina Parker and Miss Dona Bar
nett are spending the week in Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nelson and
daughter have returned from their
vacation which they spent at New
port. Mrs. Maude Pointer and son Fred
who have been visiting at the Or
ville Cutsforth ranch left Wednes
day morning for their home at Sa
lem. Mrs. Harry Dinges and son Danny
returned from Portland Friday
night. They were met at Arlington
by Mr. Dinges and Vernon Warner.
Mrs. Carolyn Kuns and daughter
Ivah are visiting relatives and
friends in Pendleton.
Mrs. R. B. Rice spent the week
in Heppner with Mr. Rice.
Joseph Eskelson and daughter,
Kathryn Owens, came up from Sa
lem Saturday and are visiting with
relatives in and near Lexington.
Mr. Stubblefleld of Ukiah was a
business visitor in this city Sunday.
Harold Beach motored to Walla
I Walla Saturday. He was accom
panied by Elmer Palmer and Mur
iel Patterson.
Elsie Tucker spent the week In
the mountains with Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Tucker.
Archie Munkers returned from
Salem Saturday morning.
Mrs. Eva Lane has returned from
Portland and Salem where she
spent several weeks.
Mrs. Bill Van Winkle and Mr.
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Queen to be Named Sat
urday; Chief White's
Band Returning.
All Asked to Don Windsor Tie; 25
Outlaws, Two Leading Tophands
Here; Everything Set
Vernon Leathers and his KOIN
studio band of Portand will furnish
music for dancing the three eve
nings of the Rodeo, negotiations
having been completed by Gay M.
Anderson and P. W. Mahoney, com
mittee in charge, this week, 13 the
latest announcement from Rodeo
headquarters to add to the expecta
tions of the many folks who will
make Heppner their mecca next
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Not only will the famous radio or
chestra play for the dances, but
they will participate In the Satur
day Parade of the Old West as well.
The throne of Rodeodom will be
filled at the final contest dance at
the pavilion here this Saturday
night On display now in the win
dow at Wilson's store is the elabor
ate black and white leather skirt
which will be a part of the queen's
attire. Interest waxed keen at last
Saturday night's dance here, when
Miss Beth Wright led the field by
a large margin at her home, Rhea
Creek, dance, to take a strong sec
ond place behind Miss Dimple Crab
tree of Willows who has led the
field since the voting began.
Miss Crahtree Still Leads.
Standings now are: Miss Crab
tree 26,100, Miss Wright 22,800, Misa
Irma Lane of Lexington 19,900, and
Miss Mary Cunha of Lena 15,500.
No matter who wins, Rodeodom
is assured a comely ruler with
three comely attendants, as each of
the contestants will have a place
at court. To add to the interest
next Saturday night, Chief White
and his all-Indian orchestra of Lew-
Iston, Idaho, who played for the
nominating dance, will be back
this time in full war regalia.
To receive its comely ruler in the
proper manner, all the populace of
Rodeodom is expected to attire
themselves in fitting garb. The
committee has decreed the Windsor
tie as officially emblematic of the
occasion, requesting everyone to don
this, and as much other, Rodeo
garb as they may desire, on Satur
day. Not only will the citizens be earb-
ed for the occasion, but the city her
self will be In full Rodeo regalia
with a commercial decorator from
Portland starting the work tomor
row. And so the zero hour for Hepp
ner's thirteenth annual Rodeo is
nearing with all plans well in hand
and every feature the best obtain
able. The Schmidt Amusement
company will be here with three
rides for the kiddies. The Hepp
ner School band, rehearsing daily
for the last two weeks, will be on
hand. The Standard Oil public ad
dress system will broadcast events.
There will be dancing each evening
to music played by the KOIN stu
dio orchestra, also with public an
nouncing system. And stock and
performers are already arriving.
11 Tons TNT Here.
Twenty-five of the toughest out
laws in the country are now In their
stalls at the grounds, pawing the
earth for their chance to dump
tophands. There are eight outlaws
from the Round-Up band, eight
more of Tony Vey's wild mustangs,
and seven old Rodeo performers
whose names are known to all. On
the roster are lone, Lexington, Le
na, Rhea Creek, Black Diamond,
Franklin D, Sleepy Dick, Strip,
Teapot Dome, Tony, Legs, Zane
Gray, George Strand, AV, White
Cloud, Buck, Muck-A-Muck, Super
Six, Madam Queen, Mickey, Herb
French, Roan Gurdane and Wicky
up. This gang represents 11 tons
of TNT which threatens to blow
many a tophand sky-high.
But there's tophands already a'
showing as believe they know how
to handle tri-nitro toluene, or any
other kind of explosive. Pat Fisk
and Jack Hartman who headed the
lists at the cowboy convention at
Ukiah July 4, pulled into town last
night and are ready to do their
stuff. They will probably have a
little preliminary work-out at try-
outs Sunday afternoon.
Race Horses on Way.
Kenny Depew, one of the leading
performers of past years, will be
here Sunday with his string of race
horses. Another string is being
brought from Long Creek by John
French, former Rodeo vice-president.
The Frank and Gerald Swag
gart horses are on the road, also the
Add Moore horses, and Frank Tur
ner, Clarence Bauman and Bill
Francis each have a pony they ex
pect much from.
Because of Its system of making
no contracts, a full line-up on per
formers is Impossible. The Rodeo
Is free to all comers, and last year
tnere were more than 100 perform
ers in all. Indications point to
many more this year.
To assure allaying the dust and
puttng track and arena in the best
possible shape, the grounds com
mittee this week constructed a
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