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. Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 14, 1950
Volume 67, Number 26
Rain Makers Ready
For First Seeding
When Clouds Come
Morrow County Not
Meeting Quota of
Tri-County Fund
Ralph S. Crum of lone, presi
dent of Tri-County Weather Re
search corporation, reports a re
cent telephone message with Dr.
Irving P. Krick of Water Re
sources Development corporation
at Pasadena, Calif, stating that
everything is ready for the first
cloud seeding operation. There is
a meteoroligist in the area and
he is holding Lou Grant at the
laboratory in readiness to take
a plane to the operations as soon
as there is a possible chance of
getting results. Crum says Dr.
Krick is not concerned much
about the money now because he
is sure it will come in as soon
as the water is in the bucket.' He
also says the corporation must
have all the money in escrow
before the deal can be complet
ed. The WRDC has agreed to op
erate at cost not to exceed $5000
for 30 days. The Oregon State
college has agreed to work out
a sliding scale formula to be
used as a yard stick for the pay
ment of increased rainfall.
Most farmers prefer 15 inches
of rainfall rather than trying to
double the average. At present
the local uniV4-workrngf'Totffa"
statistical and mathematical ba
sis for evaluation and for pay
ment of services on a sliding
scale, the results of their efforts
to be presented to the directors
on or before Sept. 30.
Dr. Krick says the future possi
bilities in the field appear to be
tremendous. Systematic, scienti
fically controlled operations can
undoubtedly go far toward pre
venting a recurrence of the dust
bowl conditions of the early thir
ties. Properly planned operations
carried out each year can in
crease yearly crop yields by size
able proportions and supply wa
ter storage in reservoirs.
Cloud seeding operations were
carried out in eastern Washing
ton in June by WRDC. Purpose of
the operation was to provide in
creased rainfall for certain wheat
ranches tn the area. Operations
were conducted during two po
tentially favorable rainy periods,
each lasting for two or three
days. Total rain received by the
ranches durins the two seeded
storms was over 400 percent of
the normal monthly rainfall for
June, but nearby unaffected
areas received only 50 to 100 per
cent of their normal monthly
Economic benefits in increased
crop yields resulting from rain
fall during the seeded storms are
estimated at over $100,000. Cost
of operation was less than $5000.
"We urge you that have not
paid to leave your checks with
your county agent immediately,"
he concluded.
Although they were prepared
to serve more than 400 people,
the Wranglers did quite well
with their cowboy breakfast Sun
day morning. A total of 363
people turned out to partake of
the typically "cowhand" viands
ham and eggs, hash browns
and flapjacks, with plenty of
coffee to help wash them down.
Several stoves were used and
the corps of cooks soon had
things moving in orderly fashion
and the hungry visitors were not
obliged to stand in line very
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irort mif ronina faithfully throughout the pre-rodeo season. The
picture tells the story of the result
nmoteur calf roping champion.
presenting the Heppner Lumber
the title to the saaaie.
Worden Herefords
Captured 7 Firsts At
Morrow County Fair
Floyd Worden didn't anticipate
going 100 percent on first prizes
when he entered his Hereford
stock at the Morrow county fair
last week but he did that very
thing seven entries took seven
first prizes. Beginning with his
aged bull weight 2100 pounds,
and could carry up to 2500 and
his young bull, which took grand
champion and reserve champion,
he went right on down the line
with firsts on the whole kaboodle.
fellow at the Pacific Internation
Asked if- he will show the big
al, Floyd said no. The reason is
that the trip to the city, after
showing him here last week and
at the Harney county fair this
week would be too strenuous and
would require several months to
get him back into good shape.
The "A-l" rancher will take his
top young animals to the PI to
see how they stack up with other
good stock of the northwest,
Pig, Calf Scrambles
Amuse Crowds, Muss
Up Participants
The 1950 fair and rodeo pig and
calf scrambles were again ex
pressed as two of the most en
joyable attractions of the show
by those attending them.
The pig scramble, an annual
event held immediately before
the 4-H fat auction sale on Fri
day, eyening, was participated, in
By Janice Beamer, Janet Wight
man, Carole Anderson, Mardine
Baker, Mildred Seehafer, Vern
Nolan, Skip Ruhl and John How
ton. Pigs for the scramble were
donated by Ingrid Hermann, Ed
die and Johnny Brosnan, George
Hermann and Claude Buschke.
Verne Nolan caugbi the pig do
nated by Ingrid Hermann, Skip
the pig given by George Her
mann, Janice Beamer the pig do
nated by Claude Buschke and
John Howton the pig donated by
the Brosnans. That pig is a reg
istered spotted Poland China gilt
raised by them from their start
in the pig business from the pig
scramble in 1949. ,
In the calf scramble held in
frontof the grand stand Satur
day afternoon, the audience was
treated with a rough and tumble
scramble in the "catch it and it
is yours" when two of the parti
cipants were carried from the ar.
ena, the calf they were attempt
ing to catch getting the best of
In this scramble were Jimmy
Hayes, Joe Privett, Jack Monagle,
Leland McKinney,, Deane Graves,
Neil Baker, Janet Howton, Joan
Wilson, Patricia Peck and Shirley
Peck. Catching calves were: Jack
Monagle, calf donated by Mor
row County Grain Growers, Le
land McKinney, calf donated by
Delbert Emert; Deane Graves,
calf donated by Luke Bibby; Ja
net Howton, calf donated by Earl
Evans; and Neil Beamer, calf do
ated by Oscar Peterson.
These scramble animals will
be fed as 4-H projects by these
club members, who will exhibit
them at the 1951 fair and rodeo.
Through the columns of the
Gazette Times we wish to ex
tend our appreciation for assist
ance rendered by individuals
and organizations in making the
Morrow county picnic, held on
the grounds of the courthouse
last Saturday, such a huge suc
cess. This park is kept up for
public use and we welcome the
opportunity to extend its use to
the citizens of Morrow and sur
rounding counties.
ride in a $250 saddle and he prac
of his efforts first Morrow coun-
Here we see P. W. Mahoney,
company, presenting Oscar with
Soroptimist Float
lakes First Prize
And Sweepstakes
Coffers of the Soroptimist Club
of Heppner were enriched to the
extent of $75 Saturday when the
club's float was awarded first
prize and grand sweepstakes.
First prize was $25 put up by the
Rosewall Motor Co. for the best
organization entry. The sweep
stakes award of $50 was posted
by the Morrow County Grain
Growers, Inc. This is the second
time the club has captured first
prize out of three floats entered.
Last year's float won second
place in the organization divi
sion. Second prize, $15 donated by
the Lexington Oil Co-Op, was
awarded to the Blue Birds, Camp
fire Girls club at Lexington.
Third prize, $10 posted by the
Empire Machinery Co., went to
the Jay-cee-ettes.
Pacific Power & Light Co. took
first place in the commercial di
vision, receiving the $25 put "up
by the Hodge Chevrolet Co. Gil
liam & Bisbee's $10 for second
place went to the Empire Ma
chinery Co. which displayed the
two big diesel motors that will
be used to power Morrow county's
new rock crusher.
Arvin Porter of Pilot Rock re
ceived the Wilson's Men's Wear
$5 prize for the best dressed cow.
boy; Mrs. Len Gilman the $5-J.
C. Penney Co. prize for the best
dressed mounted cowgirl ; Jess
Snead a pair of levi's from .Wil
son's for oldest cowboy in the
parade; Llnnie Louden, $5 from
Penney 's for oldest cowgirl; Um
atilla Sage Riders, best organized
and conducted riding club, $10
from Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.,
and Heppner Wranglers, $10 from
Empire Machinery Co. for second
best organized and conducted ri
ding club.
Unclaimed prizes may be pick
ed up at the Turner, Van Marter
& Co. office.
Henry Tetz, J. Palmer Sorlien
and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy Sr. were
the judges. '
4-H Fat Livestock
Establishes Record
For High Bidding
Morrow county 4-H club fat
livestock set another pecord for
prices received with 34 head of
beef,, sheep and. hogs brought
their youthful owners, $7567.70,
when sold at auction at the Fair
grounds Friday evening, Sept. 8.
Topping the sale in price per
pound was the Grand Champion
Southdown lamb owned by Reita
Graves, Heppner which sold for
$2.10 per pound to bring its ow
ner $180.60. Tom Michos of the
Jolly Joan cafe in Portland was
the buyer, who also bought the
1010 pound grand champion
Hereford steer shown by Ingrid
Hermann, lone for $1.00 per
pound. Michos also purchased a
268 pound hog from Neil Beamer,
Heppner. He donated this hog
and the fat lamb to the Pioneer
Memorial hospital in Heppner.
The auction, cried by Bob Run
nion, was acclaimed as one of
the best with average prices for
the livestock being 85 cents per
pound for lambs; 45 cents on
beef and 37 cents for fat hogs.
Two registered Hampshire breed
ing animals a ram owned by
Eddie Brosnan brought $62.50;
while a ewe brought $80.02 for
its owner, Jimmie Green.
Assessors Called To
District "School" at
Baker Sept. 19-20
The annual in-service training
program for county assessors in
this area will be held at Baker,
Sept. 19 and 20, under the auspi
ces of the assessment and taxa
tion division of the stte tax com
mission. These sessions are auth
orized bv the legislature for the
purpose of keeping assessors up
to date in the tieid ot appraisal
and other matters concerned with
their duties. The meeting at Ba
ker is for assessors of BaKer. Gil
liam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union
and Wallowa.
Commissioner Robert D. Mc
Lean, in charge of the A&T Al
vision, is bringing top members
of his staff to deliver the lec
tures. Two of the chief appraisal
engineers will attend, Harry J.
Loggan discussing tax lot meth
ods, and Jesse S. Gilkey dealing
with building appraisals. Mil
dred A. Roos, appraisal engineer,
will describe the uniform pro
cedure in assessment and collec
tion of ad valorem taxes. An ap
praisal program for a city will be
the subject of Robert V. Nelson,
research engineer. Bernard Shev-
ach, assistant attorney general,
will deal with legal questions.
Following Baker, there will be
a two-day school at Burns,
Mrs. Orve Rasmus left Sunday
for Portland to spend several
days attending to business.
Heavy Steel Here
For. Relaying Track
On Heppner Branch
Wednesday's freight train in
cluded several cars of h.eavy
steel which wilL be used to re
place the light rails that have
served since laying of the line in
1888. The heavier rails have
been removed from sections of
the main line and run in weights
from 90's to 130's.
Shortly after World War I, the
Union Pacific started relaying
main line track with 110 pound
steel. The 90 pound rails removed
at that time were used on branch
lines and relaying was done from
Heppner Junction to a point six
miles below lone on the Heppner
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orancn. rrum unie 10 lime since
then .there has been talk of put
ting heavier steel on the branch
and not until extensive improve
ments began on main line road
beds has there been excess rails
for the job here.
The term "90" indicates the
weight per each three feet of rail.
Parade of Prize
Stock Attraction
Friday Afternoon
A Friday afternoon attraction
of the Morrow County Fair and
Rodeo was the parade of fair
livestock winners before the
grandstand in the arena. Win
ners of the various divisions are:
Open class, Hereford,
Floyd Worden, Al Ranch, 1st,
aged bull, 1st young bull. These
animals also took grand and re
serve championship of the Here
pair of yearlings, heifer and bull;
1st, get of sire; 1st best group of
five of one breed; 1st pen of three
yearling bulls.
Frank Anderson, Heppner 1st
and 2nd, bull calves, calved in
1950; 1st cow and calf; 3rd hei
fer, one year and under two; 2nd,
heifer calf calved in 1950; 3rd,
get of sire; 3rd, best group of
five; 2nd, pen of three yearling
bulls. Grand champion Hereford
Kirk and Robinson Ranch
2nd and 3rd, bull two years and
under; 3rd, bull calf calved in
1950; 2nd, cow and calf; 2nd hei
fer one year and under two; 1st
heifer calf, 1950; 2nd, pair of
yearlings; 2nd get of sire; 2nd
best group of fivrc 3rd pen of
three yearling bulls; Reseeve
champion cow.
Ronald Baker, lone, Short
horns: 1st, young bull; 2nd, two
year old heifer; grand champion
TV Ranch, Heppner, 2nd young
bull; 1st and 2nd, yearling hei
fers; 1st, two year old heifers. Re
serve champion bull; grand and
reserve champion females.
Girls 4-H Groups
Receive Awards on
Home Ec Exhibits
Morrow county 4-H club girls
completed activities in home ec
onomics 4-H clubs Thursday eve
ning at the 4-H style revue at
the pavilion. All clothing II, III,
and IV girls modeled dresses
that they had made in clubs dur.
ing the year. Fifty girls took part
in the judging contest and win
ners of this contest were awarded
at the revue as well as winners
the demonstration contest.
Mrs. Walter Wright, chairman
of the style revue opened the
contest with greetings. Nancy
Ferguson and Joan Bothwell led
the pledge to the flag. Nelson
Anderson, county agent, announ
ced the winners for livestock
judging contest, tractor opera
tors contest and champions of all
4-H livestock divisions.
Mrs. Markam Baker was pian
ist for the revue, while Mrs. Ruth
McCabe, Mrs. John Graves, Mrs.
Millard Nolan and Mrs. Nelson C.
Anderson assisted with the dif
ferent divisions of the contest.
Maud C. Caswell, county agent,
home economics, directed the re
vue. Betty Graves was selected as
grand champion, while Patricia
Peck was named for high scoring
girl because she entered more ac.
tivities at the fair than any other
home economics girl. The plac-
ings for the style revue, Judging
contest and demontration contest
are as follows:
Beverly Nolan, 1st; Sally Pal
mer nd; bniriey Hunt, Jrd.
Judging, senior division, 1st Pa
tricia Peck; 2nd, Sally Palmer;
3rd Beverly Nolan. Junior divi
sion, 1st Peggy wigntman; 2nd
Helen Graham; 3rd Sharon Cits
forth, Myrna Ober, Jean Graham,
Marilyn Pettyjohn.
Eight demonstration teams en
tered this contest;lst Nancy Fer
guson and Joan Bothwell 1st.
Cookery, 1st Joan Wilson and
Jean Marie Graham; 2nd, Nancy
Graybeal and Carmen Wilson;
3rd, Sylvia Boylan and Janet
John Lilburn is the name given
their son by Mr .and Mrs. Jack
Van Winkle. He was born Aug
tember 8 at Pioneer Memorial
Mrs. Lewis Cason was unable
to asume her duties as primary
teacher when school opened. She
has contracted blood poisoning
from a boil on her arm and has
been quite uncomfortable for
several days. Mrs. William Davis
'is substituting for her,
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The crowd attending the calf scramble at the 1949 fair will never
forget the memorable battle Ingrid Hermann put up against a
husky Hereford calf and lost. To
Groshens of Heppner and Delbert
calf. At the 1.50 show one of these
the other champion. Here we find
Mustangs Geared
lo Make Feathers
Fly at Arlington
With the football season open
ing tomorrow, Friday, that is,
Coach Hal Whitbeck's 1950 edi
tion of Mustang football players
is all primed to make a lot of
Honker feathers fl yat Arlington.
The coach says his squad is in
excellent physical condition fol
lowing three weeks of intensive
pre-season practice and the men
tal attitude of the boys is just
right for this important first
game with a team that always
gives Heppner a run for the
Pre-season practice was mar
red by only one injury, that be
ing a badly bruised elbow be
longing to Marion Green. The
elbow is fully healed now and
Marion will report in top physi
cal condition.
Captain Melvin Piper, triple
threat halfback, is confident that
he can lead his team to victory
and that Heppner will return not
only with the "pillow filling"
goosefeathers but with the drum
sticks as well.
The opening game on Rodeo
field will find the Mustangs
pitted against the Echo Bobcats,
Friday, September 23. The Bob
cats are considered the strongest
opponents on Heppner's sched
ule. This should develop into an
excellent afternoon of football
and give the fans a look at the
1950 Mustangs.
Girls Completed
4-H Club Projects
At Fair Style Revue
Winners and placings in ex
hibits at the fair are: Cooking I
drop cookies, 1st, Helen Graham;
2nd Peggy Wightman; 3rd, Janet
Wigntman. Cup cakes. Billie See
hafer, 1st; 2nd, Joan Wilson; 3rd,
Marilyn Pettyjohn. Cooking II
1st, Betty Lou Messenger; 2nd,
Deanna Steagall; 3rd, Nancy
Graybeal. Cooking III 1st Lola
Ann McCabe. Canning I 2nd
Nancy Ferguson.
Knitting I 2nd Mary Ruth
Green; 2nd, Clarice Hastings; 2nd
Nancy Ball; 2nd, Jean Mane
Graham; 2nd Peggy Wightman.
Knitting II 1st, Joann Bothwell;
1st, Sally Cohn; 1st Nancy Fergu
son; 2nd Sharon Becket. Sewing
IB 1st, Janet Wright; 1st, Janice
Martin; 2nd, Patricia Steagaff;
2nd, Sharon Rill; 2nd, Shirley
Peck. Sewig IA 1st, Jean Swan
son; 1st, Mildred Seehafer; 2nd,
Mildred Bristow; 2nd, Peggy Al
len; 2nd, Nancy Graybeal; 2nd,
Grace McCabe. Sewing II 1st,
Sally Palmer; 1st June Privett;
1st, Patsy Ann Wright; 2nd, Bil
lie Jean, Privett; 2nd Marilyn
Munkers; 2nd Judy Howton; 2nd,
Dorothy Dobyns. Clothing III
1st, Patricia Peck; 2nd Janet
Howton. Clothing IV 1st, Betty
Graves. Child care 1st Mary
Ruth Green; 1st Sharon Becket;
1st, Rieta Graves; 1st Dorothv
Hinckley; 1st, Ruth Shade; 2nd
I leanor Rice; 2nd, Dorothy French
nd, Nancy Ball.
Visilors here for the fair and I
rodeo were Mr. and Mrs. A. W.(
Gemmell of Veneta. They still
own their ranch southwest of
Heppner an denjoy a homecom
ing about once a year,
reward her for her effort, Emile
Emert of lone each gave her a
calves was grand champion and
Ingrid with the grand champ.
Crusade For Freedom
Endorsed By Group
Mrs. Clara B. Gertson gave an
informative talk on the United
Nations program she attended in
Seattle last July at the Soropti
mist International convention, at
the noon luncheon of the Soropti
mist Club of Heppner. The speak,
er on that program, Genl. Frank
Stoner discussed Russia's policies
in attacking Korea and felt that
the United States had surprised
Russia and upset her calcula
tions. Mrs. Pearl Devie also re
ported on an interesting boat
trip on Puget Sound which some
300 of the delegates enjoyed on
Wednesday which had been set
aside as play day. The outing
was a 16 hour cruze.
Each member present at to
day's meeting signed her name ,
on the Crusade for Freedom'
scroll. J. O. Turner heads the com
mittee for Morrow county.
Car Drivers Required
To Stop When School
Bus Not in Motion
School children, estimated at
100,000 strong, are now riding
Oregon school zuses in all sec
tions of the state, reminded the
secretary of state's traffic safety
uy me ena oi scnooi nexi
spring, aggregate school bus tra
vel will reach 10,000,000 miles.
The safety of young passengers
the division points out, depends
in large measure on how well
other drivers observe the neces
sary caution when encountering
a school bus. Oregon law requir
es all vehicles to come to a com
plete stop when approaching or
overtaking a school bus stopped
to load or unload passengers.
Mr. nd Mrs. Robert Kelly left
at 4 a. m. Tuesday for .Orange,
Texas where Mr. Kelly has been
ordered to report by Sept. 20.
The trip is being made via Cali
fornia. Kelly is in the naval re
serve holding the rank ot Lt. jg,
and will eventually be asigned to
a boat.
Sweepstakes Winner ....
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The girls on the float all took a notion to look the other way just as
Photographer Louis Lyons got ready to snap this picture of the Sor
optimist club entry in Saturday's parade. The float took both sweep
stakes and first prize in the organizations' division.
Most Successful
Fair-Rodeo Closed
Sunday Afternoon
Exhibits, Rodeo
Program, Weather
Make Show Tops
"The most successful show in
history" is the verdict heard from
the nublic following the close of
the Morrow County Fair and Ro
deo, 1950 edition. Some of the in
dividual features may have been
outclassed in times past, but ta
ken by and large this year's
show is considered tops.
Bigger facilities for more ex
hibits, a snappy rodeo program
participated in by both profes
sional and amateur talent, and
weather that was made to order
combined to make everybody
happy and that is the gauge for
judging the measure of success.
The big pavilion was loaded
with exhibits of soil and handi
craft products, and expanded
livestock facilities were put to
full use. Improved quality was
the rule all the way through.
The big ferris wheel and other
ride contraptions of the Redwood
Empire carnival added greatly to
the night picture, lighting up the
area all about the fair grounds.
The Howard Johnson stock gave
the cowpokes plenty of competi
tion and the crowds no small
amount of thrills during the ro
deo. Biggest eveit from a local
standpoint was the winning of
the $250 saddle by Oscar George,
1950 champion amateur calf
roper. Archie Murchison won the
silver belt buckle put up by the
ordeo association. The saddle
was donated by the Heppner
Lumber company.
Gene Tyler was the winner
Sunday in the saddle bronc rid
ing. George McNamier took sec
ond, George Lowe third and Cliff
Gunderson fourth.
Dwane Graham was the final
winner in the bareback contest,
followed by Stan Sturza, Bob
Swain, and Bob Gammell.
Calf roping, professional: Smo
ky Kayser first; E. V. Dorsey, Ed
die Hoyt, Joe Kelly.
Wild horse race, Sunday: Way
ne Johnson, Bill Smathers.
Bulidogging: Frank Johnson,
John Rattray, Howard Kelly,
Buck Ahem.
Cow milking: E. V. Dorsey, J.
B. McMeans, Jim Pyatt, Orvie
McCormack, Joe Kelly, Ed Stiller.
Friday races: Cowgirls V-i-mile
Katherine Lazinka, Betty Sme
thurst. Saturday--Katherine We
se, Jean Lazinka. Sunday Betty
Smethurst, Jean Lazinka.
Shetland pony race: Saturday,"
Dick Sherer, Kay Sherer. Sunday,
Jim Steagall, Dick Sherer.
Cowboy race: Friday Howard
Kelly, Dr. Garber. Saturday Os
car George, Clyde Noble, Sun-
Oscar George, Bob Elliott.
Pony race: Saturday Christine
Swaggart, KaySherer. Sunday
Pat Steagall, Christine Swaggart.
The Pendleton Mustangers
again captured the Heppner ho
tel trophy in the riding clubs'
flag race, winning over the Hepp
ner Wranglers by three-fifths of
a second. Friday Pendleton,
Heppner, Arlington, Umatilla.
Saturday Heppner, Pendleton,
Arlington, Umatilla. Sunday
Pendleton, Heppner, Arlington,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aiken. Jr.
were over from Prineville to take
in the Saturday and Sunday ro
deo and visit his mother, Mrs.
Myrtle Aiken. School started on
September 4 in Prineville and
"Dubbie" is pleased to continue
his teaching there.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sherman
and family left this morning for
.uregon Liiy wnere they have
purchased acreage about three
I miles out of town.
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