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Volume 66, Number 23
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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, August 25, 1949
Health Officials
Launch Campaign
To Detect T. B.
Adults to Receive
Free Chest X-Rays
In Mobile Unit
Determined to get every adult
Morrow county resident x-rayed
for tuberculosis, county health
and tuberculosis association of
ficials began a campaign Wed
nesday that already has secured
the financial support of more
than 20 local business men
Mrs. Mary Van Stevens, presi
dent of the association, and Mrs.
iack Woodhall, chairman of the
urvcy committee, said they had
received the encouragement and
support of everyone they had
asked to assist them in their pro
ject. Mrs. Stevens explained yester
day that the association hopes to
encourage at least 80 per cent of
all persons 16 years of age and
older in Morrow county to take
advantage of the free x-ray ser
vice extended by the state de
partment of public health. The
state's mobile x-ray unit will tour
the county beginning September
In past years, so few persons
have takep advantage of the free
tuberculosis check-up that the as
sociation has been unable to de
termine whether the disease is
at all prevalent in Morrow coun
ty. Mrs. Stevens said at least 80
percent of the adult population
must be examined before an ac
curate estimate of prevalency
can be made. Last year only 18
percent of eligible persons were
x-rayed. Mrs. Stevens also said
an accurate determination would
.make it uiuiecessary for the x-ray
unit to tour the county next year.
Although exact details will not
be released until next week, as
sociation officials have announc
ed that the x-ray unit will be in
the following towns on the days
indicated: Tuesday, September 6,
Boardman and Irrigon; Wednes
day, September 7, Lexington and
lone, and Thursday, September 8,
The mobile unit Is equipped to
x-ray one person per minute.
Doctors say tuberculosis has no
obvious symptoms when It first
strikes, but Is frequently accom
panied by fatigue, loss of appe
tite, and loss of weight Because
of this lark of obvious symptoms,
it is only through x-ray that tu
berculosis can be detected. Offi
cials of the Morrow county health
and tuberculosis association are
sparing neither time nor money
In their efforts to acquaint resi
dents with these facts.
Four Heppner Scouts
To Be Promoted
At Court of Honor
Four of Heppner's Boy Scouts
will be advanced In rank Wed
nesday at the court of honor to be
held at 7:30 p m. in the Episco
pal parish hall. Scouts Wesley
Marlatt, Jim Green and Terry
Thompson will be promoted to
first class, and Scout Nelson Con
nor will be advanced to second
class. A number of merit badges
also will be awarded.
Scoutmaster Bill Davis said
Monday that all boys who are 11
years of age, or who soon will be
11 ore welcome to attend the
National Boy Scout headquar
ters has announced new age lim
its for Scouts, Davis said. Effect
ive September 1, Boy Scout ages
will range from 11 through 13
years; Explorer Scouts will be 14
years of age and or older, and
Cub Scouts will range from 8
through 10 years of age.
The Chordsmon, Negro chorus
from the colored church of Ore
gon's Methodist conference, pre
sented a one-hour program of
spiritual songs Sunday night at
the Methodist churcn in neppm-..
The Itev. Ennls Whaley, paslor of
Hughes Memorial church, direct
ed the group of youths.
The chorus is endeavoring to
raise money to buy a bus for use
in transporting children to Sun
day school from housing units in
outlying districts of Portland.
Following the concert, members
of the chorus were served a pot
luck supper at the church.
Kenneth Dyerson, logger at the
Sirilsmier mill, was Injured yes
terday when he was struck in the
luce by the end of a broken cable.
Dyorson's jaw was broken, one
tooth was knocked out, and his
)Wcr lip was badly lacerated.
San Sottcl Rebekah lodge No.
,T)'will meet at 8 p. m. Friday,
September 2. All members are re
quested to attend.
Miss Flora Robison of Portland
spent 'the week-end at the home
of Mr and Mrs. J. A. Troedson.
She is a teacher In the Portland
Final Rites Held
For Billy Cochell
Monday Afternoon
Sadness pervaded the commun
ity Saturday morning when it be
came known that Billy Cochell
had left us. His was a long, val
iant fight to live but with over
whelming odds against him, he
succumbed early Saturday, Aug
ust 20.
Memorial services were held
Monday afternoon In the Meth
odist church. The huge crowd pre
sent and the myriads of flowers
were testimony of the high es
teem in which the young man
was held.
William Shannon Cohcell was
born March 3, 1917 in Qulncy,
111. He came with his mother to
live in Heppner when a little boy.
He was a graduate of Heppner
high school, following which he
served 10 years In the navy, be
ing discharged In August, 1946.
Billy was an outstanding band
musician and was a member of
the trombone section in the navy
band during his years in the ser
vice. Upon his discharge he re
turned to Heppner where he
taught band in the local school.
The next year he was elected to
have supervision of all band
work In the Ashland schools. He
taught there just two months In
the fall of 1948, when he became
ill and was later removed to Oak
knoll navy hospital in Oakland,
Calif. Four months ago he was
strong enough to make the trip
to Heppner, arriving at the home
of his stepfather and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Wells, April 24.
Billy was married on Septem
ber 27, 1941 In Norfolk, Va. to
Miss Virginia L. Dean, who with
their two little daughters, Judith
Ann and Pamela Lynn, survive.
Assisting Rev. J. Palmer Sor
lien at the funeral was Rev. Shel
by Graves. The music was espe
cially pleasing and consisted of
two solos by Glenn Bassett of
Portland and the male quartet
from the MethoJist church in
Pendleton, with Mrs C. C. Car
michael at the piano.
Pallbearers were Eddie Kenny,
Bert Scouten, Edwin Dick, Frank
Connor, Harold Pocket and Chas.
Billy had been a member of
the Methodist church since a lad
of 12 years. He also belonged to
the Masonic, Eastern Star and
Elks lodges and the American
His father, A. C. Cochell of
Richmond, Calif, was here for the
Picnic lo
Be Sept, 10 At
Courthouse Park
Morrow county people attend
ing the rodeo on Saturday, Sep
tember 10, will be welcomed by
county officials and the Heppner
chamber of commerce at a picnic
on the park grounds behind the
county courthouse. A between
events affair, the picnic will be
gin immediately after the parade
ends and will last until the rodeo
The Morrow county court con
ceived the idea of staging a pic
nic and an entertainment to give
out-of-towners a place to meet
for lunch, and to encourage use
of the county's park.
Heppner chamber of commerce
will provide more tables and
chairs and, above all, Ice cream
and coffee for all picnickers. In
addition, the chamber will pro
vide sandwiches for band mem
bers who will take part In the
Judge Garnet Barratt, program
master of ceremonies, is contact
ing the various granges, asking
them to prepare and present skits
to entertain the crowd. A number
of the granges have already ex
pressed an intention of taking
part in the activities.
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman and
Ranger Glenn Parsons will have
charge of arrangements for the
chamber of commerce.
Lynn Forsythe, 4-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Forsythe,
lost the tips of the third and
fourth fingers of his right hand
when he put his hand Into a gas
pump at the Lexington airport.
Tiiesda y.
Orvllle Cutsforth flew the child
to Tendleton for medical atten
tion. Although his hand was
heavily bandaged Wednesday,
the boy did not appear to be suf
fering greatly from the injury.
Valden L. Woolman, REA line
worker from Chelan, Wash., was
badly injured Wednesday in a
fall from the back of a moving
truck. The accident occurred near
Jordan Siding. Woolman was
seated on a metal box when the
truck rounded a corner and tossed
him out. The box and a wire spool
fell on top of him. Woolman was
given first aid, then taken to St
Anthony's hospital In Pendleton.
Mrs, Allen Case Is attending a
buvers' gilt show in Portland mis
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C-C Plans Caravan j
To North Morrow
Co. Fair Sept. 3
Representative Body
Of Citizens Hoped
For on Special Trip
Plans for a caravan to the
North Morrow county fair at
Boardmah September 3 were set
In motion Monday when the
chamber of commerce decided to
take the lead in arousing interest
in the fair and stir up a little
neighborly spirit in this part of
the county. The fair will open
Thursday, September 1 and, ac
cording to Judge Garnet Barratt,
Saturday will be the most appro
priate time for the local delega
tion to visit.
Arrangements for the jaunt to
the north end of the county have
been left with the merchants
committee, of which Allen Case is
chairman. It is hoped, and expect,
ed, that five or six cars from the
chamber of commerce member
ship will make the trip and an
effort will be made to get others
from the community to go along.
Luncheon will be served by the
Boardman people at the regular
charge. Those planning to Join
the caravan are asked to inform
Chairman Case prior to next Mon.
day. More information relative to
the jaunt will be contained in
next week's issue of this news
paper. .
By going before lunch time,
visitors will have an opportunity
to view the exhibits and other
fair features and also make a
tour of the project. Considerable
row crop activity is In evidence
over that way and there has also
been much property improve
ment. Glenn Parsons spoke briefly re
lative to the spruce budworm sit
uation. It is not too good, espe
cially with the Infestation spread
ing to many districts and not
enough men and proper equip
ment with which to fight it. He
hopes for a partial control cam
paign in his district.
Judge Garnet Barratt reported
on the opening of the new Colum
bia river highway route between
Troutdale and Bridal Veil which
he and Mrs. Barratt and Commis
sioner and Mrs. Russell Miller
attended Saturday.
Miss Mabel Wilson reported on
the crop situation in Iowa, where
she spent her vacation last month
and announced that she is not
leaving here until the end of her
fiscal year, June 1950.
Henry Tetz announced that the
all-county picnic plans for Sep
tember 10 are materializing.
Dr. Richard O'Shea was wel
comed as a new member of the
luncheon group, being Introduced
by P. W. Mahoney.
The secretary was Instructed to
issue an Invitation to Queen Shir
ley, her princesses and the chap
erons, Mrs. Wm. Smethurst and
Mrs. Conley Lanham, to be the
club's guests at next Monday's
Salvage Man Says
Odor Will Remain
Whether or not the wheat con
tinues to burn, the odor of burn
ed wheat will remain with Hepp
ner until fall and winter rains
erase it. J. J Chisholm, head of
the elevator calvage crews, said
last week.
Chisholm's statement was In
response to a complaint by Clar
ence Moore and Earl Hunt at the
last session of the city council.
Moore and Hunt told the council
that the odor became unbearable
at times
Mayor Conley Lanham said
Monday that on the day after
the complaint he searched the
area where the salvaged wheat
had been piled, but he could find
no burning wheat and could de
tect no odor. He said, however,
that the odor was noticeable Sun
day when he drove by the area
again and saw smoke arising
from a pile of debris beside the
The Wranglers will serve
cowboy breakfast from 7:30
10:30 a. m. Sunday, September
11, at the Oscar George place, the
club reporter said yesterday. The
menu will Include home-made
biscuits, ham or bacon and eggs,
potatoes, and coffee or milk. Ad
mission tickets will be sold to the
public for the event.
Charles W. Smith, former Mor
row county agent, now assistant
director of the Oregon State col
lege extension service, met with
County Agent Nelson Anderson
and Home Demonstration Agent
Mabel Wilson this morning to
discuss office and budgeting pro.
cedures. Miss Frances Clinton,
state assistant home demonstra
tion agent, also was present at
the conference.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hanna have
announced the engagement of
: their daughter Jean to Donald L.
Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nlel
I Bennett of Preston, Kansas.
Lena District
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Riding her sorrel horse "Rock- A student at Echo high shcool, Last year, she was student di
et," gracious Miss Dorothy Wig- Dorothy has been active in sports rector of the Echo high school
lesworth will realize a dream of since her freshman year, when band when it played weekly on
her lifetime when she appears she won her first letter as a mem- radio station KWRC. And besides
next month before Morrow county ber of the tennis team. She has a musical talent, Dorothy has a
spectators as Lena district princ- been a pep club leader and class knack for expressing herself well
ess of the 1949 fair and rodeo. Tall secretary. She is a majorette with in writing,
and slender, with brown hair and the school band as well as with Her hobbies are sports, horses,
brown eyes, Princess Dorothy is the pep club, which has appeared and baton twirling. She would
the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. at both the Lilac and Rose fes- like tQ teach baton twirling
and Mrs Walter Wiglesworth, tivals. On a number of occasions ...
Butter creek ranchers. she has performed the difficult Provided she never realizes her
Lena district will honor Princ- task of appearing as band ma- greatest ambition, which is to
ess Dorothy at a dance Saturday jorette and yell leader at virtual- own a ranch big enough to graze
night at the Heppner civic center, ly the same instants a fortune in cattle and horses.
Budworm Damage
Too Extensive For
Control By 1950 '
The insect infestation in Paci-
fic Northwest forests is so extens.
ive that complete control cannot
be gained within a year, Forester
Glenn Parsons said Monday. Par
sons said R L. Furniss, forest en
tomologist from the Pacifc North
west experiment station, indicat
ed last week that inadequate
numbers of trained personnel and
properly equipped airplanes are
available to bring the pests un
der control in one season.
Parsons has recommended that
control work be concentrated next
year on 150,000 acres of timber
in the center of the Heppner dis
trict, and that work on flanking
areas be continued in 1951. Since
amounts of money allotted to the
various forest districts for insect
control is based on timber value,
there is a possibility that Hepp
ner district will receive little or
no money for such work next
Control measures are further
complicated by the fact that bud
worms can be killed during only
a three-week period beginning
about June 1, Parsons said. Saw
flies, which are contributing
greatly to timber damage, can be
fought over a longer period of
time. Effective control of bark
beetles can be accomplished only
by eliminating budworms and
saw flies, which devitalize trees,
making the m vulnerable to bee
tle attacks. The only other known
way to kill bark beetles is to cut
infested timber and peel ana
burn the bark.
Parsons' statement resulted
from a discussion with Furniss,
who viewed budworm damage on
a tour of Heppner district last
week. Furniss, accompanied by
Carl Coleman, vice president of
Kinzua Pine Mills company, Boo
Kennedy and Ted Yedlick, also
of the company, were conducted
bv Glenn Parsons and Kennetn
Kieling on a tour of the Infested
.area hetween HU name aim
Opal guard stations. .
Furniss told Parsons that the
worms have spread to Northern
Idaho and Montana as well as
the entire Blue Mountain region.
He said they eventually may cov
er all of the Ponderosa region.
The Wranglers, Morrow county I Mrs. Jack Estberg, Mrs. w. r.
riding club, has announced at Barratt or Mrs Edwin Dick may
least part of the surprise enter- be called by anyone wishing fur
tainment promised for the night ther information concerning the
of the rodeo queen's dance. The kindergarten.
Wranglers and the queen and her ,
court of princesses will stage a PERMITS TO BUILD OR REPAIR
dress-up parade on the streets of! The city building inspector
Heppner at 7 p m. Saturday, Sep- has issued the following permits
.. ,.i., "j niimr wramit who wish L build or repair:
. in ho nnraHe will be en -
couraged to do so.
Heppner's school band
take part in the parade.
John T. Kirk and family of Ver
nonia were visitors in Heppner
Wednesday, coming from lone
where they were guests of Mr.
Kirk's sister, Mrs. Ethel Stewart.
A native of Heppner, Mr. Kirk left
here in 1729 to make his home in
Vernonla. He Is a macninist wun o
the btg Oregon-American lumber e. yf Mover and daughter, Mrs.
company. He and his family had iAlctiie Owens, spent the week
been on a trip to Canada and re- en(j in Enterprise and Joseph vis
turned this way to see Mrs Stew. ting members of the family,
art and to have a look at the old Ervln Anderson and Paul War
home town, which, by the way,!rcn returned Sunday from a 10
he considers Is going ahead in dny fishing trip through Utah,
fine shape. The visitors will take Montana, and Jdaho. Anderson
In the Round-Up before return- gaid their luck was unusually
ing home, Igood throughout the trip.
Princess Dorothy Wiglesworth
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Box Full Of Bones
Causes Excitement
A box full of dog bones un
earthed Tuesday morning on the
Tum-ALum Lumber company
erounds touched off a murder
I scare that, for several minutes,
I threatened to upset the pleasant
j routine of town activity.
While digging an emplacement
for a set of scales, Edgar Mor
ris struck a wooden box that
strongly resembled a human's
coffin. Curious, lumber yard per
sonnel broke into the box and
found a number of large bones
that looked suspiciously like the
bones from a human foot.
Excitement ran high until Dr.
C. C. Dunham identified the bones
as canine, rather than human.
Old timers recall that the E. R.
Bishop family, whose home was
destroyed at the present lumber
vard site by the flood of 1903,
once owned an unusually big dog
that may have been buried In the
J-C's And Auxiliary
To Work at Civic
Center Next Sunday
Parents of children enrolled in
the kindergarten who wish to
participate in the Jay Cee-ette
and Junior chamber of commerce
workday Sunday, August 28, will
be welcome, acording to tne com.
mittee in charge. The men win
start work at 8 a m. on the wash
room which is to be added to the
three rooms already finished by
their organization at the civic
At noon the men and their fam
ilies will enjoy a potluck dinner.
Each family is asked to bring
two dishes; ice cream and bev
erages will be furnished by mem
bers of the two organizations.
In answer to several inquiries,
the kindergarten board has stat
ed that enrollment in the kinder
garten is open to any 5-year-olds
whose parents wish to have them
d ,he sch0ol. Since the kin
. dorgarten wm be financed from
, . . children from other
, , i nrt ehool districts
m be accepted until the quota
of 25 little pupils is filled. At pre.
I 18 5.year.0lds are definitely
enrol led, with several others teni
atively planning to attend the
Mrs. Inez Meador, a qualified
11 he Instructor. Class
ics will be held at the civic center
on school days from 1 to 3 p. m.,
startine September 12.
' O. M. Yeager, house on Jones
and Water streets, $2,500 for new
roof and general repairs.
Nate McBride, house on Court
street, $100 for remodeling.
Bill Lynch, Riverside Drive,
$4,000 for new house of frame
Roy Elliott, Riverside Drive, $4,
500 for new house of frame con
struction. Lester Doolittle, house at 106
Church street, $300 for reshtngl-
; jng and nPW windows,
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Only 5 Lettermen
Return to Heppner
Football Squad
Only five lettermen are return
ing to the Heppner football line
up this year, Coach Vernon Bohl-
es said yesterday. Bohles is faced
with the prospect of having to
build practically an entire new
line out of non-lettermen who are
turning out for practice. The let
termen are Seniors Bob Berg
Strom, Norman Ruhl and Jim Or
w!ck, and Juniors Phil Smith and
Melvin Piper.
Bohles said about 35 men have
drawn suits and will report at
the rodeo grounds at 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon for their first
practice of the season.
Heppner is scheduled to take
part in the football jamboree at
Pendleton on September 12. Stan
field and Heppner will play one
quarter, and six other teams
half six-man and half 11-man
squads will play remaining
quarters of the game.
The season's first league game
will be between Heppner and
Echo, there, on September 16. The
local team will play other games
at Stanfield on September 23, at
Fossil on September 30, at Hepp
ner on October 7 (Condon), at
Heppner on October 14 (Umatil
la), at Heppner on October 21
i Arlington I, at Heppner on Oc
tober 28 (Grant Union), at Hepp
ner on November 4 (Moro), and
at Hermiston November 11.
Health Clinics To
Be Held For All
First Grade Pupils
Health inspection clinics for all
children entering the first grade
this year will be held in Heppner,
Lexington, lone, Boardman and
Irrigon next week, Henry E. Tetz,
rural school district superintend
ent, announced today. Miss Mar
garet Gillis, county health nurse,
and Dr. R. J. O'Shea will be in
charge of the clinics which are
held in compliance with the Ore
gon school laws regarding the
Oregon health program.
The regulations provide that:
"All first grade pupils who have
not had adequate pre school ex
aminations are to has'e health
examinations." (If they have
been examined, they must pre
sent official record of the exam
ination to the head of the school.)
'The pupil must be accompan
ied by one parent" Usually the
The clinics will be held at Ir-
rigon Tuesday, August 30, at 9:30
a. m. at the school house; at
Boardman at 1:30 p. m. August 30
at the schoolhouse; at Lexington
at 9:30 a. m. August 31, at the
schoolhouse; at lone at 1:30 p. m.
August 31 at the schoolhouse and
at Heppner on Thursday, Septem
ber 1, at 9:30 a. m. in the lunch
room at the schoolhouse.
Mr. Tetz pointed out that a
child entering school for the first
time during the fall term should
be deemed to be six years of age
and eligible to enter if his sixth
birthday occurs on or before No
vember 15.
Headed for the Pendleton
Round-Up, Jason Biddle of De
Lake and two friends, Mrs Grace
Goodrich of DeLake and Mrs. An
na Hegberg of Portland, stopped
in Heppner last night. Mr. Biddle
took some time this morning to
get around and look up old time
friends. He farmed for many
years on Rhea creek.
Jim Barratt Is working in Don
Grady's place at Heppner Motors
while Don Is away on vacation,
Saturday the foresters of Hepp
ner ranger district of the Umatil
la national forest announced a
record no man -caused fires in
the Heppner district this year.
Monday morning the foresters
rushed to Dog House springs on
Ihe Ritter road to fight fire in the
timbered draw. The fire had
spread from an improperly ex
tinguished campfire lighted by a
saddle horse traveler
Shortens Sentence
By Tidying Streets
Carl L. Suomale, 42-year-old
Minnesota man, has been clean
ing city streets this week to work
out a 20-day jail sentence im
posed Monday by City Recorder
Walt Barger. Suomale was arrest
ed Monday and convicted on a
vagrancy charge. His jail sentence
will be shortened two days for
each day that he works voluntar
ily for the city.
A total of $85 in fines was Im
posed by the city magistrate in
the week ending Tuesday night.
The fines were for reckless driv
ing, drunkenness, driving with
out a license, and other traffic
Policeman Charles Gomillion
said Wednesday that he had is
sued an unusual number of cour
tesy tickets within the past few
days. He said drivers are becom
ing careless about making meter
deposits, and that the number of
courtesy tickets issued will have
to be curtailed.
Jannsen Brings In
Thirty-Fourth Well
Leonard Carlson, in town Tues
day, reported that Emil Jannsen
had just brought in another well
on the Carlson ranch in Goose
berry. Water was struck at a
depth of 300 feet and there is an
abundant flow. It' required eight
days to do the drilling. Harry
Yarnell of lone did the locating.
This is the 34th well brought in
by Jannsen in Morrow county the
past two years, every one a pro
ducer. He has also cleaned out 18
wells in that time and at present
is engaged in cleaning a well on
the Bill Kilkenny place on Butter
Well, the circus has come and
gone and things are moving
along about as usual. It will not
be asked if you were among those
present. It is presumed that you
were, for it is a human trait to
go to the circus and no one is to
to be condemned for spending a
few dollars to see what goes on
under the "big top."
One of the best ways to enjoy
the circus, or any other perform
ance, for that matter, is to let
down and enjoy it. That was ev.
idenced Tuesday evening when
the crowd actually broke down
and applauded each and every
act. The effect was felt In the
response by the performers, even
the ponies, who seemed to enjoy
their work and put forth a great
er effort to please.
We often wonder if the present
generation is not too sophisticat
ed, and just what is required to
stir up enthusiasm.. Watching
the Dress-Up parade in Pendleton
we wondered why civic leaders
go to the bother to plan and build
up such affairs when the crowds
show about as much warmth as
a bunch of cigar store Indians.
Yet, the people go, as witness the
thousands in Pendleton that eve
ning go and stand by the hour Nvill tour the county with Dr. Gor
for the parade to get underway don Blake to do testing on Mon
and pass in review, but have to day, August 29.
be told by the announcer when Only persons who have asked
to applaud. Perhaps it's the spirit that their stock be tested will be
of regimentation that has been .visited on the tour.
slowly indoctrinated the past 16 1 o
The Mideo Purebred Breeders'
This column has not been in- (association show and sale will be
formed about entertainment i held at the Sherman county fair
plans at the Morrow county fair 'grounds In Moro on November 2
that part known as the fair 'and 3, the county agent said
proper and may we be so bold W'ednesday. The closing date for
as to offer a suggestion. Why not
have the band play a short con
cert each afternoon immediately
f0H0wlng the rodeo performance
at the exhibition grounds. A
good many people who do not
care for the arena performance
and are enthusiastic fair boost
ers like music and would appre
ciate hearing the band. And be
sides it might have a tendency to
attract some of the rodeo patrons
who generally fail to get around
to see the exhibits.
Painters are busy this week ap
plying a coat of paint to the Ho
tel Heppner building. From the
work done so far it is not diffi
cult to visualize the extent of im
provement to this prominent cor
ner. The drab gray is fast giving
way to the prime coat and when
the finishing coat is put on, with
the tile trimming done in red
there will be a dash of bright
color at the corner of Main and
Willow streets. Much redecorating
has been done to the Interior of
the building, as well as renovat
Ing, and Manager Harold Sanders
says the work will continue until
the entire building is in first
class shape.
Fair And Rodeo
Near Completion
Wilkinson to Be
Announcer; Site
Of Carnival Set
Events at the Morrow county
rodeo will be announced by Bob
Wilkinson of Omak, Wash., rodeo
chairman Harold Erwin said last
week. A widely known announcer
Wilkinson has handled a number
of big shows, including the El-
lensburg and Puyallup, Wash.,
At their last meeting, members
of the fair and rodeo board chose
the school plavground area di
rectly across Willow creek from
Tum-A-Lum as the site for the
Redwood Empire shows, the car
nival that will play Heppner du
ring the days of fair and rodeo.
The carnival has about 30 con
cessions and seven rides, includ
ing a ferris wheel, whirl-a-plane,
merry-go round, loop o - plane,
Toonerville trolly, and kiddie
Jim Whetmore's company will
provide a public address system
for the rodeo arena. Whetmore
is leader of the orchestra that will
play for the rodeo dances. The
fair board has not yet decided
where to obtain a public address
system for the fair grounds.
Arrangements for this years
fair are nearing completion.
Walks in the new aluminum live
stock barn have been graveled.
Sheep and hog pens have been
reconstructed, and all flood de
bris has been removed. The main
fair show area is receiving a coat-
ing of sawdust and shavings.
Jack Loyd, who is in charge or
concession space sales, has al
ready sold the grandstand and
several other locations to hot dog.
sandwich, and soft drink conces
sionairres. The space is being
sold for 15 cents per square foot
per day.
Booths belonging to Gilliam &
Bisbee, Case Furniture company,
and Oregon Agricultural Chemi
cal company are being decorated.
Outside commercial display space
is being prepared by Braden
Tractor & Equipment company
and Oregon Agricultural Chemi
cal company.
Educational and community
booths have been secured for
Willows, Lexington and Rhea
creek subordinate granges, by
Rhea creek juvenile grange, and
by 4-H clubs led by Mrs. John
Graves, Mrs. L. A. McCabe and
John Graves. The Heppner Soil
Conservation service also will
have a booth.
A new 16- by 50-foot tent will
be erected for 4-H, home econom
ics, and school exhibits, which
will prvent overcrowding in the
general exhibit halls.
Entry blanks returned so far
to the county agent's office indi
cate that more livestock will be
shown this year than last. Few
returns have been received on
home economics open class ex
hibits. o
Breeding Stock To
Get Disease Check
Livestock growers who plan to
exhibit at the Morrow county
fair must have all breeding ani
mals tested for Bang's disease
and tuberculosis within 30 days
of fair time, the county agent
said Wednesday.
Donald Robinson, superintend
ent of the beef cattle division,
consignments was July 20.
Queen Shirley Wilkinson and
Princesses Betty Walker, Ingrid
Hermann, Dorothy Wiglesworth
and Faye Cutsforth, and their
chaperons, Mrs. Wm. Smethurst
and Mrs. Conley Lanham, were
guests at a luncheon Saturday at
All the visiting royalty for the
Pendleton Round-Up, Umatilla
county fair, Ukiah rodeo and
other dignitaries, including Judge
Sturgis of Pendleton, Mayor Dor
othy Met'ullough Lee of Port
land, and the parade Judges, Ma
yor Paul Follete, Umatilla, May
or "Nig" Borleske. Walla Walla,
and Mayor Conley Lanham of
Heppner were present. As there
was no planned program for the
luncheon. Mayor Leander Quiring
of Hermiston called upon Mayor
Lee for a short talk.
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Anderson
drove to Tule Lake, Calf,, Sunday
and returned late Monday night.
, Enroute they visited Crater Lake
and Peterson's
rock gardens at