Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, September 06, 1945, Image 1

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Airport Building
Plans Accelerated
At Tuesday Meet
Committee Named
To Organize for
Definite Set-up
Plans for developing the airport
at Lexington were stepped up
Tuesday evening when representa
tives from Heppner and lone met
with a delegation at Lexington to
select an airport committee and out
line a procedure to be followed in
making the project a reality A
board of directors, or as reported a
committee of six men was chosen
to carry out organizational and
preliminary activities and includes
the following: Kenneth Smouse and
Milton Morgan, lone; Walter Ready
and Cpnley Lanham, Heppner, and
Archie' Munkers and Clifford Yar--nell,
Lexington. Yarnell was chosen
as chairman.
The committee is charged with
the job of organizing the airport, in
cluding all problems of manage
ment and maintenance, installation
of necessary service, etc. Among
the installations' is a petroleum
supply which probably will be put
in under contract with one of the
distributing agencies in the county.
The committee held a meeting in
Lexington Wednesday evening for
the purpose of chosing a name for
the port and to decide what type
of organization it should be mu
nicipal, association, or a county
wide backed affair. The town of
Lexington has secured the port
site and has put up a considerable
sum to make it available for de
velopment and use.
Airmen who have visited the
Lexington port pronounce it ideal
ly situated. Its nearness to town,
the availability of water, electric
power lines, telephone lines and
highway make it desirable as a
landing and taking off field. It is
close enough to town to make it
convenient to walk to and from if
transportation is not readily avail
able. The town's water reservoir
sits on the edge of the field and
the power line to the Cutsforth
ranch is but a short distance, as is
the highway.
People were given an opportunity
Sunday and Monday to see what
development of the airport will
mean not only to Lexington but
to the rest of the county when
light planes were put in service
carrying passengers from the field.
Take-offs and landings were with
out incident and made compara
tively easy on runways which up
to the present are scarcely more
than markings.
Sniders Building
Modern Residence
A modern five-room residence
has been stnrted for Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Snid.T on property recently
acquired h them on north Court
srec'. it 1hn of the old Heppner
cho ' of O. I I. Yeager and design
Flou j'lg mil's. Construction is in
and plans t.oio drawn up by his
daughter, Frpnjes Ritter.
The baserrfjt will be full eight
feet in height and will ,be divided
into rooms, largest of which will be
used by Mr. Snider as' a saddle
shop. The house will be of the la-.
test design and strictly modern in
every respect, with several advanc
ed features.
Yeager states there will be more
new houses built here in the near
future or as soon as materials and
good help are available.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 6, 1945
Two Carnivals to
Play Here During
Three-day Show
Just when the Rodeo association
had given up hope of obtaining a
carnival for this year's show along
comes a telephone call from a
small outfit asking if the way were
clear to play Heppner. Not long af
ter Secrcetary Frank Turner closed
an agreement with the manager the
phone jingled again and lo and be
hold there was another small out
fit seeking to play here, so Turner
gave it the green light.
Early this morning the G & L
Gayway carnival pulled onto the
lot next to the Morrow County
creamery and set about clearing
up the ground and locating equip
ment. It consists of a merry go
round for the kiddies and seven
concessions. It is understood the
second carnival will set up on the
same grounds. It has a ride and 12
concessions and the two together
will provide enough entertainment
to keep the crowds interesed be
tween rodeo programs and the
(Since the Gayway ride is for the
kiddies and it is not known what
the other outfit's ride is it too is
likely for kids it is going to be
difficult for Gordon Banker to en
joy the Rodeo, since he always has
to have at least one merry go round
ride to get him in the mood to
appreciate the big show out at the
Federal All-Risk
Wheat Insurance
Offered Farmers
Morrow county farmers will
again have the opportunity to take
advantage of federal all-risk in
ry Baker, chairman of the county
surance on wheat, announces Hen
AAA committee.
The insurance will be offered in
Morrow county through the AAA
office and through members of the
community committees appointed as
agents for their districs. They are
as follows: Frank E. Parker, south
Heppner, Hardman district; Sam J.
Turner, north Heppner; Terrel
Benge, Lexington; Alec Lindsay,
Alpine; Werner Rietmann, Morgan;
Raymond Lundell, Eightmile; Chas.
McElligott, lone.
These sales agents will begin
calling upon farmers soon to give
every producer of 'wheat a chance
to protect his crop from natural
hazards through this federal insur
ance program, Baker said.
In Oregon the last day for filing
crop insurance on the 1946 wheat
crop is .before seeding or Sept. 29,
whichever is earlier. Farmers are
asked to get in touch with their
sales agents or the county AAA of
fice before the closing date.
Community ceiling prices remain
the some 'this week as last, accord
ing to announcement from the lo
cal office of the OPA.
Program of Daily Events at the Rodeo
There will be no programs distributed for Friday's show. Events will
be announced over the public address system, giving animals and per
formers. The list of rodeo events, entry fee and daily prize include
Saddle Bronc Riding $75 daily;
entry fee $10. y2
Calf Roping $75 daily; entry
fee $10.
Bulldogging $75 daily; entry
fee $10.
Bull Riding $75 daily; entry
fee $10.
Cow Milking $73 daily; entry
fee $10.
Total prize money, $1,125
Substantial Prizes
Posted for Best
Entries in Parade
Plans for the Rodeo parade to be
staged at 10:30 o'clock Saturday
morning are shaping up nicely an
nounces Chairman Ralph Jackson,
who submitted a list of the prizes
offered which should cause some
who have not yet prepared to en
ter the parade to scurry around
and do so.
For the best float the purse is
$50; second best, $25; third best,
Best dressed cowboy, $10.
Best dressed cowgirl, $10.
Best sustained character, $10.
All children in parade, $1 each.
All mounted' men and women,
boys and girls are invited to enter
the parade.
Many people have been too busy
to prepare floats but it is quite cer
tain there will be several nice ones.
Numerous cowboys and cowgirls
have been in evidence throughout
the week and there should be a
large representation of saddle stock
in the lineup. The 4-H Beef club
will participate, showing enough
red points to make the mouths of
the enire throng water.
Don't overlook the parade Sat
urday morning!
Holder of D.S.C.
Visits Relatives Here
One of Morrow county's discharg
ed veterans, S Sgt John H. McRo
berts, visited relatives and friends
in Heppner the past week accom
panied by his wife the former Jean
Leathers, returning to Portland
Sgt McRoberts, as far as records
go, is the only Morrow county ser
vice man receiving the Distinguish
ed Service Cross in World War II
and the citation accompanying the
reward states:
"For extraordinary heroism at
Biak Island 22 June 1944. After
leading a squad to within 25 yards
of two heavily constructed army
pill boxes he encountered such hea
vy fire that forward movement of
his men was stopped. On his own
initiative and alone he charged tlie
enemy position , and firing rapidly
killed two enemy soldiers and
wounded a third. Although serious
ly wounded he then directed his
squad in reducing enemy fortifica
tion and enabled his platoon to se
cure the contested area."
Awarding of the Distinguished
Service Cross is made by congress.
Two cocoanuts in their original
garb are on exhibit in the Turner
Van Marter & Co. window. They
were received the first of the week
by the D. E. Hudson family and
were sent by Hubert Hudson from
an island in the South Pacific. The
outer covering is a tough fibrous
substance and "Shorty" is wonder
ing how the monkeys penetrate
both covering and shell to get to
the rich meat housed within.
Saddle Horse Race Quarter
mile. Entry fee $3. First $12.50;
second $7.50; third $5.
Half Mile Race Entry fee $3.
First $12.50; second $7.50;
third $5.
Quarter Mile Free for All Eli
minate winning horse each
day. Purse First $12.50; sec
ond $7.50; third $5.
Everything in Readiness for
Launching 1945 Rodeo; Big
Attendance Is Assured
4-H Beef Club to
Exhibit Stock at
Pavilion Friday A. M.
Visitors to the Rodeo will find
much of interest at the county fair
pavilion at 9 o'clock Friday morn
ing when the annual 4-H Beef club
show will open. Original plans for
having the stock on exhibition at
the Rodeo grounds were dispensed
with and plans made to use the pa
vilion instead.
The program for the beef club
show starts at 8:30 when the steers
will be weighed. At 9 o'clock judg
ing begins; 9:30 showmanship con
test; 10:30, judging 'heifer classes,
and 11, judging steer classes three
Hereford classes, one Shorthorn
class. The calves will then be on
exhibit in the sheds for the rest
of the day.
On Saturday the club animals
will take part in the Rodeo parade
and may be taken home in the af
ternoon after the show. -
Plant Decision to
Be Made Within
Next Few Days
Decision to locate a dextrose
plant at The Dalles must be made
within the next few days, accord
ing to O. W. Cutsforth, member of
the temporary board of directors,
who attended a meeting at the
headquarters of Northwest Chem
urgy Cooperative in Wenatchee the
past week. According to Cutsforth,
Pasco stands ready with site and
cash to take up the Norhwest's
proposal should the Oregon town
fail to meet the requirements in
time. The local director is busy
this week signing up farmers and
expects to have a good representa
tion from Morrow county. The Dal
les chamber of commerce hns made
a tender to the cooperative and it
seems quite cerain that the Oregon
bid will be accepted.
The Oregon delegation went
through the Wenatchee plant and
saw the operation of wheat manu
factured into dextrose syrup and
also met with he board of directors
to get the complete picture of
the Northwest Chemurgy set-up
and its operation and will continue
to investigate the possibilities with
the personnel from the cooperative
to see if the wheat farmers in the
state of Oregon would give their
support if sufficient stock could be
placed with the growers to erect a
plant at The Dalles.
The proposed plant would employ
between 75 and 100 men and use
daily approximately 7,000 bushels
of wheat, or about 2,000,000 bushels
annually. To manufacture starch,
glucose and its byproducts, soft
wheat varieties are preferred.
CPO C. J. D. Bauman has been in
town during the week on what may
turn out to be embarkaion leave.
He reported that he had taken all
preliminary steps toward overseas
service and will know definitely as
soon as he reports at San Pedro. If
sent overseas it will be for a two
year hitch, otherwise he may be
released within a few months.
Mrs. Walter Ready and daughters
are in Astoria where the oldest
child, Sheila, is in a hospital for
observation relative to a trouble
some appendix.
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With the weather outlook favor
able, a large class, of entries arriv
ing, the grounds in shipshape and
ticket sales going at a good clip,
the stage is set for a big week-end
in Heppner on the occasion of the
21st annual rodeo. A heavy show
er early Wednesday morning came
at just the right time to help clear
the atmosphere, settle the dust and
make people forget the hot, dry
days of summer and look forward
to the big show with eager antici
pation. Housing and meals appear to
be amply taken care of, with sev
eral reservations taken up Wed
nesday. Response to the request for
rooms has been generous and suf
ficient hot dog stands will be in
evidence along with the regular
restaurants to feed everyone.
Harley Tucker arrived Tuesday
evening with a string of buckers,
and left Wednesday for Walla Wal
la to bring a truck load of steers.
Running stock is on hand in plen
tiful numbers and there will be
something doing all the time.
Mayor J. O. Turner called a joint
meeting of rodeo directors and city
council Wednesday evening and
the matter of licensing concessions
and carnivals was settled. The city
will issue licenses to all concessions
operating within the town proper.
This includes the carnivals, but
the rodeo association will get the
percentages from the carnival.
Eateries will remain open as long
as it is necessary, some of them
tinue 24 hours if called upon to do
having made preparations to con
so. The pastimes wil close at 1
o'clock a. m. Beer sales, however,
cease at 12 midnight.
The Altar society of St. Patrick's
Catholic church has set up a lunch
counter in the Gillanders building,
next to the First National bank,
where lunches of cold sandwiches,
coffee and doughnuts will be serv
ed. Outside concessionaires will set
up at various points along main
street while the C, A. P. will oper
ate at the dance hall lunch stand.
Mayor and council authorized
Marshal Dean Gilman to order a
group of gypsies out of town this
morning. The gypsies had made a
deposit of $20 to the rodeo associa
tion for the privilege of putting up
a fortune telling booth, but since
the city did not issue licenses and
would not do so the fee was order
ed returned and the group asked
to leave town.
Dinner to Honor
The Remingtons
A parish dinner is being planned
by All Saints Episcopal church for
the evening of Sept. 17 honoring
Bishop and M'r,s. William P. Rem
ington who will make thei" f; re
well visit at that time. Dinnor will
ks served a 6 p. m. The bkh.ip will
conduct services at 7:30 p n N
Bishop and Mrs. Eemiijgon m.
spending the month of S-ytfc.nL'jr
covering the eastern Oregon dio
papisajd sbij ai uoium -ja-j mm
the past 23 years. Having accepted
a call as'suffragan bishop of Phila
delphia, he and Mrs. Remington
(and Mr. Chips) will leave early in
October for the City of Brotherly
Love to take up the new work.
Mrs. Edna Turner returned late
last week from Greeley, Colo., after
spending several weeks in summer
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