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Volume 58, Number 24
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, August 14, 1941
Subscription $2.00 a Year
REIGN IS ON COWBOY CHUCK,
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Colorful New Town
Ready to Reflect
Spirit of Early Days
STORES TO CLOSE
The Rodeo Association announ
ces that all business houses will
be closed Friday and Saturday
afternoons between the hours of
1:30 and 5 o'clock.
Aristocrats of Air
To Thrill Rodeo Crowd
Thrills and cold chills aplenty
await Rodeo crowds who will view
the Aristocrats of the Air, free fea
ture of Browning Brothers' carnival
and side shows who will perform
just opposite the carnival midway
at the corner of Main and Center
streets. Working 125 feet above the
crowds, on a slender steel pole, the
Aristocrats will perform many dar
ing acrobatic stunts.
A regular circus side show is an
other feature of the carnival in
cluding a fire eater, escape artist,
magician, mind reading and levita-
Local Woman Has
On Air Voyage
Returning home after several
weeks' serious illness at a Port
land hospital, Mrs. James Valen
tine took the airway to Pendleton.
It happened to be on the same
plane taken by Senator Charles
L. McNary, who was on his return
to the national capital. Mrs. Val
entine's seat was just across the
aisle from that of the senator.
Senator McNary made himself
known, "Now, I don't believe I
know who you are?"
To which Mrs. Valentine re
sponded.' "Then I am ahead of
tion acts, and many others.
' Browning Brothers carnival and
show has been a regular feature at you. I do know who you are.
Rodeo for several years. They re
turn this year with a new octopus
ride, besides the merry-go-round,
kiddies' auto, Shetland ponies, fer
ris wheel and roll-a-plane, for a
total of six rides.
An athletic show where all com
ers will be given an opportunity to
perform will be daily attraction.
LOREN TETZ FATALLY INJURED
Loren Tetz, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Tetz, former residents when
Mr. Tetz was high school principal
and coach here, was fatally injured
Saturday evening when struck by
a car on crossing the Pacific high
way . at Grant Pass on his bicycle.
His parents, following in the family
car, viewed the accident. William
Woolfolk, 19 was driver of the ac
cident car. Services were held e n
Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Tetz visited
friends here a few weeks ago when
they were en route to Pendictin,
B. C, where Mr. Tetz attended a
Rotary international convention as
delegate from the Grants Pass club.
Announcement has been received
by local friends and relatives of the
marriage of Miss Beatrice Wilkins,
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James
Wilkins of Myrtle Creek, to Mr.
Hubert Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Darrel Hudson of this city. The
marriage was an event of last Sat
urday at Weiser, Idaho. The1 young
couple will reside here where Mr
Hudson is employed with Heppner
Lumber company. Mrs. Hudson was
graduated from Heppner high school
this spring, and Mr. Hudson re
cently attend vocational training
school at Weiser.
Gene Mikesell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Mikesell, surprised his
many friends when he married Miss
Maxine Hammond of Iowa at Lew
iston, Idaho, on Saturday, August
2. The young couple are making
their home at the Ferguson motor
Rodeo's chuck wagon will be sta
tioned at Wilkinson's grove three
miles up Willow creek from 6 to 10
o'clock tomorrow morning where
Jim Kistner's Earle Bryant's and
Buzz Fisk's cowboys will toss flap
jacks for all comers to start the Ro
deo ball to rolling. Sixty cents will
entitle anyone to all the baby beef
steak, flapjacks and fried spuds he
can eat, or all the coffee he (meanr-
ing both masculine and feminine
gender) can drink.
The cowboy breakfast is the first
big extra Rodeo event, already her
aided by gaily decorated streets and
citizenr;r attired in regalia of a fes
tive cowboy holiday.
The blight new Heppner, contain
ing few relics of the days it has pre
pared to relive, will have few mo
ments of relaxation after the first
day breakfast is over.
At 1:30 in the afternoon the show
itself will start, with the interim giv
en Jo street announcements and mu
sic by Heppner's school band whose
tunes will also take up the pauses
in the show itself.
Saturday morning will be well
taken up with preparations and pre
sentation of the Parade of the Old
West, expected to be one of the
most colorful ever presented. Many
cash prizes are being offered in sev
eral classes with a grand sweep
stakes prize of $40 presented by
Rodao's Queen Kathryn with Prin
cesses Patty, Colleen, Frances and
Rita will ride to the fore, with
Rodeo's directors, President Lee
Beckner, H. D. , McCurdy, Ralph
Jackson, Buzz Fisk, Earle Bryant
and Len Gilliam all taking part.
Besides the Heppner school band
there will be presented the Pendle-
ton American Legion Junior drum
and bugle corps, and at least 20
Mustangers from the Round-Up
city. Other delegations from John
Day, Hermiston and other neigh
boring cities are expected to participate.
Organization floats and cavalcade
of Rodeo stock and performers will
ba joined by animals from the 4-H
club fair to make a long column of
Starting this evening tunes of
Hazel Fisher's 8-piece all girl band
from Portland will be dispensed at
the open air pavilion, to be followed
by similar performances tomorrow
and Saturday nights where the
throng will enjoy dancing.
At all intervals the Browning
Amusement company will have av
ailable their shows, rides and con
cessions with their big free attrac
tion, Aristocrats of the Air, to round
out continuous enjoyment for all
who care to participate.
THREE DAYS OF
OLD WEST FUN
All in Fine Fettle
Presdent Lee Beckner turned
Fair Events Listed for
Friday and Saturday
The Morrow County fair tomor
row and Saturday will offer visitors
to the city some fine attractions,
The outstanding entries will be those
of the 4-H club boys and girls, who
will ?how livestock and home econ
omics work. In addition the wool 'cowboy Tuesday afternoon and
and grain show is expected to be
particularly good. livestock exhibits
will be shown at the county pavilion
at the lower end of Main street
Walter Holt. Umatilla county ag
ent, will judge the 4-H livestock and
wool. Miss Elinor Purchase, Pendle
ton high home eonomics teacher, will
judge the 4-H home economics exhibits.
Home economics exhibits will be
in the Braden-Bell store.
Special awards are on exhibit at
Humphreys store window.
4-H girls as well as boys will par
ticipate in Saturday's parade.- The
parade committee has offered spe
cial 4-H awards in order to stimu
late their interest. Cash prizes are
being given for the best groomed
4-H club girl and the best groomed
and handled 4-H club animal.
Friday's fair program follows: 8
a. m., make entries for all exhibits
at fair offices; 9 a. m., livestock
judging contest; 9 a. m home econ
omics judging contest; 9 a. m. to G
p. m., dollar dinner contest (parti
cipants make entry at 8 a. m.); 10
a. m., health contests report to Dr.
McMurdo's office for examination;
judging of home economics and live
stock exhibits begins. Judges to fol
low order as listed in premium lists.
1:H0 to. m.. home economics and
health demonstrations: 3:30 p. m
judging for style review. Judging
to be done in I. O. O. F. hall. (All
exhibitors in divisions II, III, and
IV clothing are required to enter
the style review contest.) Livestock
showmanship contest and demon
strations. Saturday's program. 10 a. m. par
ade; 1 p. m., all 4-H exhibitors
guests of Rodeo association at Ro
deo; 8 p. m., style review, health
herded in the dogies contributed for
Rodeo use in the calf roping by Or
ville Cutsforth, That typifies the
spirit that has gone into the making
of the twentieth Rodeo, upon which
the curtain will raise at 1:30 tomor
row afternoon for the first of three
This years' dogies were obtained
to give the tiers a break. President
Beckner wanted to be sure that the
smallest roper in the lot would be
able to throw his calf once he got
it lassoed so the dogies are small,
Preceding the arrival of the dogies
came Dilinger, Brown Jug, King
Tut. Prairie Dog, Johnnie J, VK,
Buckaroo Trail, Aeroplane, Calamity
Jane, Sir Echo, Joe Louis, Brother
Rat, Clawpa, Billy Sunday and all
the rest of the noted outlaw buck-
ers in charge of Kenneth Dcpew
and Clarence Warren. Kenny said
the buckers are in fine fettle and
will make all the tophands look to
Yesterday the Brahmas and long
horns were brought to town, and
the Baze-and Swaggart racing hor- .
ses were in their stalls, except for
the daily limbering up by jockeys.
Just to add a little color Tuesday
afternoon Frank Tousley rode a big
bay horse out of the chute. It was
the son of Madam Queen, maker of
many Rodeo champions. The big
horse didn't show too much of the
Madam's old spirit and Frank, who
has training headquarters at the
grounds, rode her handily.
The fine new corrals and barns
built by Jim Kistner and his crew
have been the scene of lively activ
ity for several weeks as Morrow
County Riding club horses have been
worked out and their riders broken
contest and presentation of special in for the days of fun ahead
Chamber of Commerce
Places New Sign
A novel sign, recording the fifty
odd members of Heppner chamber
of commerce as well as the local
lumber industry, made its appear
ance on Main street this week just
in time for Rodeo.
Made of knotty pine and donated
to the chamber by Heppner Lum
ber company, the sign bears panels
with one name placed on each pan
el. It is clear-finished to show the
knotty pine effect, with names paint
ed in black. Visitors will see it
above the office of F. W. Turner,
chamber secretary, on Main street
just north of the postoffice.
awards on Main street intersection.
(Style review and health contest
ants report to Mrs. Rodgers at
county agent's office at 7:30 p. m.)
All entries for Saturday morn
ing's parade, to start at 10:30 a.
m., must have their entries on
GaJe street below Church, not
later than 9:30. The parade com
mittee wishes to get a check on
all entries before parade starts in
order to assist judges in making
selections of winners.
GENE NORMOYLE INJURED
Rodeo's songbird, Gene Normoyle,
may hardly be recognized by the
many friends he greets at this year's
exhibition. Gene is nursing a badly
scratched face, the result of taking
"French" leave from a moving truck
while coming down Gooseberry
grade into lone last Friday. The
truck, driven by Rodeo President
Lee Beckner, was loaded with mus
tard harvested on the Beckner farm.
The truck slipped off the grade and
it looked like a crack-up to Gene,
who jumped and was thrown on
his face. He was brought to Hepp
ner for treatment, and in spite of
his injuries, is still able to please
with his fine tenor voice.
Norman Ralston, Hillsboro avia
tor with 8 years experience who
taught Round-Up's Queen Maxine
to fly, was expected to arrive to
morrow to carry passengers during
The Rodeo bill of fare at the af
ternoon show will present relay,
pony express and flat races in addi
tion to bulldogging, calf roping and
the riding of broncos and Brahmas.
Lee Dudley of Athena and Jack.
French of Long Creek have been
retained by the Rodeo directors as;
judges of the arena events, with:
choosing of a third judge left in the
hands of the performers themselves.
Crowds will thrill also to exhi
bitions of one of the best trained
trick horses in, the United States.
Rambler is his name and his master
is Joe Young of Caldwell Idaho.
They will make daily appearances.
The cowpokes themselves, headed
by Pat Fisk, a former champion, are
drifting in, with telegrams and phone
calls heralding the appearance of
many more. Pat says he doesn't get
enough riding in the bronc contest
so he has signed to help pick up
horses of the other boys.
The M. L. Case residence was the
scene of a happy family reunion last
Thursday in celebration of Mr. and
Mrs. Case's 40th wedding anniver
sary. Out-of-town guests included
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans (Wini
fred Case) of Weiser, Idaho, and
Mr. Evans father from Montana;
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Case and Janet
from Baker. Present also were Mr.
and Mrs. Gustaf Nikander (Mary
Case) and sons LeRoy and Eddie,
besides Mr. and Mrs. Case. Allen
Case and family of Eureka, Cal.,
were the only members unable to