KEGON HISTORICAL SOCIET J B L I C AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. ORE. $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 7, 1950 Volume 67, Number 25 City Dads Adopt Resolution Setting Up Park Board Mayor to Make Appointments To 6-Member Group The city council took over the park board set-up Tuesday eve ning when a resolution was ad opted calling for appointment of members by the mayor. The six members of the group may be chosen at the discretion of the mayor with the exception that the chairman must be a member of the council. This disposes of the committee formed two years ago at the re guest of the mayor and council for the purpose of developing a park upon the site acquired in a trade with the county. Present at Monday's meeting was a delegation of Jaycees, Jay-cee-Ettes and Degree of Honor members. Mrs. Edwin Dick pre sented a petition to the council a.sking that the old dance navi lion not be disposed of and fol lowed with a proposal that the city enter into a lease with the Jaycees for a period of three years, during which time the lessees would improve the build ing so that it could be used for a year-round center of comm nity activities. She submitted cures fEOBvUwHsuilrJers who'fs- timated that the improvements could be made for $5400. Several others spoke"in behalf of the proposal and Councilman Gonty made a motion that the city enter into a lease agreement. Lacking a second there was no vole on the motion. At the sug gestion of City Attorney Nys im mediate action was not taken, ponding appointment of the park board by the mayor Former mayor, J. O. Turner, listened in on the proceedings and in a short talk said he was sorry that the old building was not to be lorn down at once as he had plans for a pool fountain,1 which, if the city would furnish the water and the power com pany the electricity, he would install on the site about where the dance hall stands. ' ' ' There was but one bidder on the buildings located on , the park ' site. His figures were too low, in the council's opinion and were rejected. A second call for bids will be made soon and will provide more time for removal, probably 90 days instead of 30. Mr. Turner sought permission from (lie council for the Masonic lodge to bury an oil fuel tank at the rear of the Masonic build ing. Granted. R. B. Ferguson ask ed for the use of the city's street flusher in settling the dust around the fair grounds and buildings. Granted. Mrs. Marvin Wight man made a request for removal of some of the woodsheds in connection with the Case apartments which, she said are a fire menace and also make it impossible for her to get in or out from the rear of the Hynd building in which her bus iness, Claudien's, is established. The council promised action on the matter. MRS. ERNESTINE MAJESKE A heart attack proved fatal to Mrs. Ernestine Majeske Wednes day afternoon at the home of her son, Adolph Majeske, in Lexing ton. A life long resident of Ger many, Mrs. Majeske came to the United States about two years ago, making the journey by air. She was then well past 80 years of ago but got a great thrill out of the trip. She was an aunt of the Rauch brothers, Mrs. Alex Hunt and Mrs. G. Hermann, all well known residents of the Lex ington and lone districts. Fune ral services will be held at 2 o'clock p. m. Saturday from the Congregational church in Lex ington, with Rev. A. II. Reitz of Hermiston officiating and ar rangements in charge of the Phelps Funeral Home. Interment in Lexington I. O. O. F. cemetery. Last Year's 4 H Club Champion One-Time School Head Here Victim Of Heart Attack A news disptch from Astoria the first of the week told of the death in a hospital there Mon day of James M. Burgess, one time superint( ient of the Hepp ner schools. He succumbed to a heart attack suffered the day before. Mr. Burgess was one of the re cognized leaders in educational work in Oregon. After serving at Heppner he was with the state department of education for sev eral years and then accepted the superintendency of the McLaugh lin high school at Milton-Free-water. From there he went to The Dalles and finally to As toria. Survivors are his wife and one daughter. Heppner Motor Co. Building Bought By C. B. E. Co-Op. Purchase of the Heppner Mo tors Co garage building by the Columbia Basin Electric co-op-ertaive has been announced by Edgar Collison, manager, who says the headquarters will be set up there as soon as altera tions are made, probably within 60 days. J.be deal was made some time ack but had to have the appro val of the Rural Electrification Administration. The building was erected two years ago by J. G. Barratt as a salesroom for the Kaiser-Frazer agency and general shop work. It is ultra modern in design and should meet the needs of the co operative. Barratt had planned to complete a building program calling f(r a one-stop service station with a wing on the south similar to the building erected. When he received offers for the plant he finally decided to sell and the CBE got the nod. Mrs. Tucker And Ben Cox Married Mrs. Mildred Tucker and Ben Cox were ,united in marriage Wednesday afternoon in a cere mony performed by Rev. J. Pal mer Sorlien at the home of Mr. Cox's daughter, Mrs. Dick Bor man. Edwin Tucker and Rachel Cox were witnesses. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Ar min Wihlon and family, Mrs. B. J. Doherty, Mrs. Lora Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. Doe Cox, Mrs. J. P. Sor lien and the misses Betty How ell, Darlene Wise and Mary Eve lyn Tucker. After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home in Hep pner. School Districts To Vote Sept. 15 On Consolidation A school election will be held between the hours of 2 and 3 p. m. Friday. September 15 to vote upon the proposition of consoli dating three rural districts with District No. 1, Heppner. Districts affected are No. 2. Lena; 41C, Sand Hollow, and 42, .Balm Fork. Voters of the rural districts have been notified as to the re spective polling places and the notice o election published on the legal page of the Gazette Times says the polling place for District No. 1 will be the Heppner city hall. o JUDGE FREES EBERHARDT Judge Forrest-L. Hubbard turn ed Edward Eberhardt loose Wed nesday following a hearing on charges of non-support and con tempt of court. The complainants in the case were Geneva Eber hardt and Sheriff C. J. D. Bau- man. Eberhardt's attorney, W. E. Hanzen of Pendleton, cited cases from at least a dozen law books and proved his point that extra dition proceedings in such cases were not regular. The judge sus tained the contention and Eber hardt was released from custody Where Man And 4, - . i - ; . ;' ... (- "V? '"tfjU Drivers Urged To Curb Speed When Passing Schools The opening day of school in Lexington will see more children than ever using the streets to get to and from school. Lax summer driving habits in school zones have increased speeds to the danger point if not corrected im mediately. With this in mind, the P.T.-A. urges all motorists to observe the speed limits near school grounds, and to be even more observant and careful be cause of the younger children who are going to school for the first time. All parents are urged to take their children to school if at all possible. If transporta tion is not available, parents are asked to warn the youngsters each day of the dangers of care less habits in traffic. In a furth er warning, the Morrow County P.T.-A poinls out that children aren't always cautious and do not always use the marked cross ings. The vicinity of any school hould be an area of extreme caution for all drivers. Remem ber, it doesn't have to be your fault if a child dies under your car. Mr. ad Mrs. Leonard Munkers are the parents of a six pound daughter born in Heppner Mon day, September 4. Mr. and Mrs. Millard Nolan and family were business visit ors in Portland last week. Mrs. A. M. Edwards and Clara Griffith returned last week from a visit with relatives in Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Martin and sons are vacationing in Portland and coastal points. o TWIN BABIES BORN Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Crowell of Morgan received announcement the past week of the birth of twin babies, a girl and a boy, to Mr. nad Mrs. Jim Cool at Chelan, Wash. Born August 29, the girl weighed four pounds one and a half ounces and the boy four pounds, three ounces. Mr. Cool formerly lived at Morgan and at tended schoo lin lone. Several Heppner People Spend Vacations On Tour of Northwest Provinces of Canada Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Donnell, Jr. returned Sunday from a fort night's visit in Canada. They re port an interesting trip and were especially impressed with the Canadian Rockies. At Lake Lou ise they took a side trip by snow mobile to the Columbia ice field which is the glacier headwaters of the Columbia river. After a few days at Banff they continued west through British Columbia and attended the Pacific Inter national Exposition at Vancou ver. Due to the tie-up of rail roads and ferry boats because of the, strike, they were unable to visit Victoria as had been plan ned. Rev. and Mrs. Jackson Gilliam and daughter, Anne, of Hermis ton were Monday dinner guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gilliam. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker of Pasco spent Labor Day in Hep pner with hej parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Huston. Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Parker returned Tuesday afternoon from Walla Walla where they spent the week-end attending the fair. Mr. and Mrs. William Hardie of Condon were over Sunday vis itors in Heppner. Mrs. Sarah E. McNamer and Mrs. Lucy Rodgers motored to Prescott, Wash. Saturday eve ning to spend the holiday with Mrs. Lettie Kenton. In Walla Walla, they visited Mrs. McNa mrr's brother, Tom Rogers. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wool ven, nee Marie Scrivner, spent the week-end here with her mo ther, Mrs. Elbert C and Mr. Cox. From here they went to The Dalles to visit her father, Clar ence Scriver. Beast Will Fi3ht It Out This Week-end - fM, t!J TO SELL 1950 PICTURES Louis Lyons, enterprising pho tographer, will be right out in front with a supply of souvenir picture books telling the story of the 1950 Rodeo. The first books will contain views of the Friday afternoon show and will be on sale Saturday at Saager's Phar macy and at the Rodeo gounds. This will be a good way to et up-to-the-minute authentic pic tures of the wild west perfor mance, i Awards For Parade Winners Announced By Committemen J. O. Turner and Bill Smeth urst, parade committee, an nounce that prizes will be offered on the following entries in Sat urday's parade: Floats: 1) grand sweepstakes; 2) first prize organization float; 3) second prize organization float 4) third prize organizatiqn float; 5) first prize business float; 6) second prize business float Cowboys: 1) best 'dressed cow boy (mounted); 2) best dressed cowgirl (mounted) 3) oldest cowboy (mounted); )' oldest cowgirl (mounted); 5) most re alistic mounted cowboy; 6) best organized and conducted riding organization. Juvenile: 1) best float; 2)sec ond best float; 3) best pel; 4) second best pet; 5) best juvenile mounted cowboy; 6) second best juvenile mounted cowboy; 7) best juveile mounted cowgirl; 8) second best juvenile mounted cowgirl; 9) best sustained char acter; 10) second best sustained character; 11) best comic. The committee in charge is in formed that trrere are a great many floats in preparation for this event and that four out of town riding organizations are ex pected to ride in the parade, and with bands, cowboys and cowgirls and banners galore this may well be the best parade that the combined Morrow County Fair and Rodeo have ever staged. Mrs. Flovd Adams returned Thursday from a three weeks' visit in Kellogg, Idaho with her son-in-lw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Roscoe and baby. Dur ing her stay in Idaho, Mrs. Ad ams enjoyed an outing oi sev eral days at Priest Lake. Nancy Adams also returned during the week-end from Ocean Lake and Portland where she visited her grandfather, Robert Clark, for three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Benge and son Butch left Sunday for Gold Beach for a week s fishing. Mrs. Alena Anderson and dau ghters, Adelia, Nancy and Carol, and Ervin Anderson motored to Portland the last of the week for the Labor Day holidays. Alfred Hinton, pioneer Morrow county resident, visited in Hep pner the first of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers. Mr. Hinton who now resides in Cottage Grove recalled that it had been 27 vears since his last trip here and that a good many changes had taken place . Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Isom were over Saturday evening from Pen dleton for the dress-up parade. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Shamblin were here .from Portland for the week-end and were guests of Mr, and Mrs. Add Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gilliam were here from Condon Satur day to visit his father Len Gil liam. Mr. and Mrs. Otis East of Prineville spent the Labor Day week-end here with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lynch. In Lexington they visited another daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Cox Continued on page 4 CM? Awards Made For Exhibits at North Morrow Co. Fair ' North Morrow County fair end ed Saturday evening with a dance in the gym. Many contests ; of interest and prizes were aw arded during the two days, Fri day and Saturday. In the child ren's bicycle dress-up parade Connie Baker came out first, Lar ry Fussell second and Gerry Peck third. Watermelon eating contest for boys and girls under 12 years of age, Frankie Shade, first; Johnnie Califf, second; and Earl Connell third; girls, Lorna Shan non, first.- The old time fiddlers W. W. Benson, first; Lee Smith, second; Earl Cramer third. In 4-H special prizes and aw ards were given to: Nancy Gray- beal, Dorothy Hinkley, Joe Mann, Carla Hill, Gracie Veelle, Lorna Shannon and Carma Wilson for sewing and cooking. Livestock, rabbit club, Carol Hamilton; poultry club, Sharon Fussell; beef club, Marie Potts; dairy club, Viola Worden; swine club, Larry Thorpe; Showmanship De lores Carlson. Thactor driving contest, Larry Thorpe, first; Mi chael Cassidy, second; Franklin Leland, third; and Fred Knight, fourth. 4-H judging, four best out of thirteen members, Connie Baker, first; Sharon Fussell sec ond, Carolyn Barham and Carla Hill, third and Veta May Hill fourth. 4-H pig scramble winners were Marlynn Barham, Albert Seiber and Elroy Waldron. F. F. A. pig scramble winners were Richard Rarham, Jeanne Califf and Oscar Veelle. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Vet Conyers Wednesday. August 30, at the Boardman Com munity church wth Rev. Charles Hawley officiating. Miss Betty Conyers, granddaughter of Mrs. Conyers, sang two numbers, Whispering Hope and Perfect Day, accompanied by Mrs. Fred Smith who also played the pre lude and postlude. Pall bearers were Andrew Vannoy, Charles Goodwin, W. E. Garner, George Delano, Nels Kristensen and I. T. Pearson. Interment was in Gov erdale cemetery near Boise, Ida ho, with the Rebekah lodge of which she was a life long mem ber, conducting the service at the grave. Delia Emily Beers Conyers was born January 20, 1882 at Park City, Utah, and died August 28, 1950, at her home in Boardman, Oregon. Delia Beers moved to Idaho in 1899 and on August 15, was married to Vet M. Conyers. They made their home in Idaho most of the time until 1943 when they moved to Boardman where they have since resided. Mrs. Conyers is survived by her husband, Vet Conyers and eight children, Vernon, Spokane, Wash.; Elma Brown, San Ansel mo, Calif.; Harla, San Gabriel, Calif.; Forrest and Ivan, Wenat chee, Wash.; Carole Norpel, Fres no, Calif., and Lela Reaga, Fair field, Idaho. Also nineteen grand children and two great-grand children, two sisters and three brothers. One sister is Mrs. Seth Rusesll of Boardman. Mr .and Mrs. Bill Ellerman and Mrs. Ethel Budd of Glendale, Ca lif, stopped for a short visit at the home of Mr .and Mrs. Clyde Tannehill. Mr. Ellerman is a let ter carrier in Glendale. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Messen ger of Kingsman Kan. are visit ing at the home of his brother Elmer Messenger. They also vis ited relatives in Lexington, The Dalles and Portland. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Garner and family left Sunday for a week at Roseburg, Ore. Garner will be employed at telephone work while away, v Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker and son Billie of Heppner were visitors Monday at the Claud Coats and Z. J. Gillespie homes. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Macomber motored to La Grande Monday. Three Registrants Receive "Greetings" From Draft Board Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler county draft board announced this week that "greetings" have been mailed to three registrants to report for induction into the armed forces on September 21. They are Joe Ben Standerfer, 25, Mitchell; Jack Albert Farrisn, zi, Heppner; and Omar Eugene Rietmann, 22, lone. The inductees in the Septem ber quota, first to be called up since January, 1949, have already passed their physical examina tions in Portland, according to Jack F. Combes, board member. They are scheduled to begin their army basic training at Ford Ord, Calif. In preparation for additional calls on the local board, another group of 20 men took their pre induction physical tests in Port land Friday, September 1. Only single, non-veterans in the 19-25 age bracket are being processed at the present time. Members of the tri-county lo cal board No. 31 include G. J. Schreiner, Condon, chairman; Jack F. Combes, Fossil; and Con ley Lanham, Heppner. Mrs Jer rydean Mercer is the local board clerk. The Condon office is open from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. Monday through Friday. o- Local News In Brief In view of the cowboy eet-ups appearing here and there on the street, it, looks like the chamber of commerce should have offered a prize, for the best costume This should be confined to busi ness people who are not mem bers of the Wranglers and the winner, who ever he might be. should have to ride in Saturday's paraae. If you have never had a vis ual impression of a "beehive of industry" you should have look ed in on the activity at the fair pavilion Wednesday morning. Exhibits were being put in place lively to keep out of the way. and casual onlookers had to step There will be something of inter est for everybody as the gates open today on the 26th annual fair and rodeo. The big new pa vilion is lending added interest to the fair in providing more space for exhibitors and visitors. While doing a generally good job at the mike Saturday eve ning,, the emcee overlooked one good bet in not recognizing the group from Hardman that pre sented one of the most typically old-time western get-ups seen in recent years around these dig gin's. We know this was an over sight on the part of the emcee, whose face will doubtless assume a ruby hue when he realizes the omission, but the Hardman people should know that those of the crowd who were able to get close enough to watch them in the square dancing were con vinced that they formed the out standing set of the many parti cipating in tne street dance. Let's all have fun, but let it be orderly fun. Visit the fair and see what your county produces. There is a real thrill in viewing the agricultural exhibits, thp home economics displays, and the school work. Out at the barns where the 4-H club, F. F. A. and open class animals are fed and groomed there is plenty to please me eye ana gladden the heart. Entertainment? Lots of it and all right on the fair grounds. Rodeo in the afternoon, dance at night, and carnival in between times.. In reporting news, authenticity is one of the cardinal principles of newspaper folk. But once in a while a reporter relaxes a bit and forgets to follow through for all me iacts and when that hap pens someone's feelings are in-1 jured. Thus it was that in report ing the fire at the elevator last week we assumed from its na ture that it had something to do with the wiring. We have been informed that that was not the case, although the real cause has not been imparted. Suffice it to say that it was not defective wiring and that everybody is happy that no more damage was done. It is real fair and rodeo wea therthat is, it will be if the brand in effect holds out until the show is over. o FALL FIRE SEASON ON Grass fires have been the or der of the day with men and equipment being called out oh at least three fronts in as many days. A grass and stubble fire at the Mankin-Bunch ranch Friday burned over a considerable area before being brought under con trol. Saturday a strip of pasture land was burned over at the Wlghtman ranch and Tuesday a call came from Don Greenup for help to subdue a grass fire at the Kilkenny ranch on Hinton creek. Equipment was sent out from Heppner but arrived after the fire was quenched. Bigger And Better Fair Opens Today Under Clear Skies Many Fine Exhibits Adorn Booths In Big New Pavilion The big day has arrived the opening day of the 1950 Morrow County Fair and Rodeo. Under a cloudless sky and apparently settled weather for several days ahead, a collection of fine ex hibits from field, pasture, house hold, and schools awaits the coming of the throng to view what the people of the county raise and make. A large force or workers representing granges, 4-H clubs, F. F. A., schools and other groups or individuals has been working against time the past two days to get everything in shape. An almost entirely new set-up will greet visitors to the fair this year. The new pavilion is hous ing home economics, 4-H, Future Farmers, grange, school, Wrang lers, and forest service exhibits. Enlarged barn facilities make for more room for care and in spection of cattle, while sheep, hogs and poultry have their own quarters. All entertainment features are centered on the fair grounds this year. This includes the dances each evening, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmie Whet more's excellent music, and the Redwood Empire Shows, big car nival which moved in Wednes day and was already for busi ness this morning. Starting to morrow will be the rodeo which will run through Sunday, with plenty of excitement for every body. Saturday will be a full day, starting with the parade at 10 a. m. Following immediately on the heels of the parade will be the Morrow county -picnic at the court house park. At the conclu sion of the rodeo in the afternoon the 4-H calf scramble will be held in front of the grand stand. This is always a thrill producer for the crowds if not so funny to the participants. Friday evening will find the annual fat stock show and sale in the judging arena. Stock to be sold and that of other exhib itors will parade the rodeo arena at the afternoon show. The fair board is proud of the growth made since starting fol lowing the close of World War II and all say their efforts will con tinue to be directed towards making it a better show. Souvenir Programs Missing This Year Souvenir programs . such as those sold at the fodeo the past four years will not be in evidence this year. The fair board and ro deo committee decided to dis continue the elaborate booklet and in its place provide a mod est folder type program which will command an equally modest price. In lieu of some of the data in cluded from year to year, a list of the queens is given herewith. Beginning in 1922, the shows ran consecutively until and including 1941 and after a lapse of four years were revived in 1945. Mar jorie Clark was the first queen and was followed in the order above by Eva Padberg, Alice Rietmann, Mae Kilkenny, Eva Wilcox, Katherine Bisbee , Inez Hayes, Reita Neal, Arleta Far rens, Margaret Becket, Mae Gen try, Dimple Crabtree, Ilene Ken ny, Genevieve Hanna, Betty Berg- evin, Maxine McCurdy, Cecelia Heaiy, Marjone Parker, Kathrvn Thompson, Colleen Kilkenny, Darlene Biddle, Merlyn Kirk, Bet ty Smethurst, Shirley Wilkinson, and this year, Joan Hisler. Top riders for the same period were J. D. Bellenbrock, Jack Ter ry, two years, Jack French, Bert Traub, Tim Terry, H. R. Hay- worth, Turk Greenouch. Walter Bonifer, Burl High, Bud Colvin, Cody Dodson, Kenneth Depew, two years, Tom Healv, John Tubbs, Pat Owens. Cody Dodson, oiuu rsaruemay, ueorge nelson, Jerry Ambler, Mitch Owens, Jer ry Stensen, Gme Rambo and George Lowe. o NEW PASTOR COMING Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McKowen of Tekamah, Neb. are scheduled to arrive in Heppner next week. Mr. McKowen is the new pastor of the Heppner Church of Christ, replacing Glenn Warner, re signed, who with his family has moved to Spokane to spend the winter before going on to Indian apolis. Ind. where he will study at Butler University. The local church will serve a potluck din ner in honor of the new pastor and his wife following the morn, ing service September 17 which will be open to all members and friends.