The Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 19??-1984, September 27, 1934, Image 1

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    ===; ‘—The Hermistun Herali
Exhibitors Tie In Turkey Division;
Novel Birds Seen; Needlework
Entries Many.
Friday broke bright and clear for
the first day of the Umatilla Project
fair which opened with judging of
livestock, poultry, 4-H club stock,
farm produce and many other dis­
plays. Entries in every department
were greater this year than at any
previous fair, It was revealed by
entry blanks available at the secre­
tary’s office.
The largest array of fine farm
produce exhibits were displayed In
the main exhibit building. Baxter
Hutchison won first place on the
general farm booth display, Mrs. F.
Reiks of Irrigon, won second place,
and H. F. Lindner, won third place.
A squash weighing 104 * pounds
was displayed by Jim Jackson who
had written his name into the squash
while It was young, making it plain
at the time of maturity. The tallest
six stalks of corn were displayed by
E. Kelkkala. Other interesting dis­
plays too numerous to mention were
A colorful show of flowers occu­
pied a large section In the display
building. Mrs. C. M. Best won first
on general display and Mrs. F. E.
Earnhart first on the most artistic
vase of flowers.
Mrs. Ralph Richards won first on
her hooked rug and Mrs. F. C. Mc-
kenzle second. The best knitted gar­
ment was entered by Mrs. R. O’Dan­
iel of Pendleton. Mrs. Minnie Winn
of Adams won first place on her
natch work quilt.
In the dairy division a registered
Jersey bull entered by the H. J. B.
association was awarded champion
and grand champion ribbon, and the
champion female was owned by W
Ci Morehouse. The champion Hol­
stein bull and champion cow were
owned by Chas. Lynch.
The champion registered Guern­
sey sire was entered by Wm. Lind­
ner and the grand champion Guern­
sey cow by Wm. Coppock of Adams.
N. A. Bleakney of Stanfield entered
the prize winning beef type cow.
Attractive displays in the honey
division were entered by Jens Skov-
bo, O. T. Dawson all of Hermiston
and Eber D. Mossle of Pilot Rock.
Japanese Silks, novelties in this
s—tlon, were displayed by A. L.
Wilson of Irrigon, who secured the
birds from a longshoreman below
Portland. Their feathers are fine
and silky and the meat is dark.
Smith Blues and Craven War Horse
wild game birds were shown by L.
C. Todd, who secured a setting of the
Smith Blues from the south this
spring from which he saved two
hens and a cock.
Mrs. S. L. Carson won first place
for best display of Barred Plymouth
Rocks, and A. C. Swarner for best
display of Rhode Island Reds. N. J.
Vansklke won first place on the best
display of White Leghorns and Har­
ry Spinning first on best cock and
cockerel. N. J. Vanskike won first
on best display of white eggs and
W H. Nebergal first on best display
of brown eggs.
In the turkey division H. G. Ran­
kin won first on pen; Bernard Jen-
drzejewski first on pullet: L. C.
Todd first on best tom. Among the
other than bronze displays L. C.
Todd and Emerald Tilden tied for
first place and H. G. Rankin and
Bernard Jndrzejewski tied for sec­
ond place.
Judges secured for the fair were
L. J. Allen, assistant state 4-H club
leader. H. G. Avery, county agent
from Union county, Joseph Belan­
ger, Morrow county agent from Hep­
pner and Mias Luts, home economic
pner, and Miss Luts, home economics
instructor from the Pendleton school
Mrs. William A. Sawyer judged
the needlework.
The people of Hermiston are ask­
ed to pay particular attention to the
following notice and report any ped­
dlers who may call at their home.
In this way they will be required to
obtain a license.
Sept. 26, 1934
"We wish to say that we have been
misrepresenting to the people of
Hermiston, in the rugs that we have
been selling. We buy these rugs from
Sweeney & Johnson of Cincinatti,
Ohio. They may or may not be
Oriental Rugs, we do not know. We
admit that we were wrong in repre­
senting these rugs to be Oriental
Rugs. This is a free and voluntary
statement on our part.
F. C. McKenzie
Patrick Gorman
B. J. Nation
Leo Gorman
The recently organized Hermiston
Cooperative Park association has
purchased the equity held by R. R.
Hubbard in the 73-acre Maxwell
Land Irrigation company tract west
of Hermiston, intending to construct
an amusement park. A community
hall, swimming pool, golf course,
fair grounds and park will be in­
cluded in the proposed program.
F. C. McKenzie has been named
chairman of the board of directors
and Chas. Taylor, secretary. Mem­
bers of the board are A. E. Bensel,
W. J. Warner, E. L. Jackson, L. C.
Dyer, Sam Moore, J. H. Reid, H. K.
Dean and Enos D. Martin.
A more definite program will be
worked out before the middle of Oc­
tober when the relief work for the
winter months begins.
Balancing the budget is one of the
principal problems confronting the
high school student body. This year
the budget calls for an expenditure
of $501. One hundred eighty-one
dollars, or more than a third, must
be raised through the sale of stu­
dent and community tickets. As a
result of the installment plan fall­
ing to produce results the board has
arranged a ticket selling contest.
The Seniors and Freshmen compete
against the Juniors and Sophomores,
the loser being required to present
an assembly program. The first day
of the sale more than 10 tickets
were sold. The contest will end Oc­
tober 2.
A committee composed of Neva
Richards, Sylvia Shutter and Bill
Jackson is going to have charge of
selling the community tickets. These
tickets cost $1.00 and admit a holder
to all regular high school athletic
contests. One ticket entitles a man
and his wife admission to the games.
Wednesday of this week Helen
Dunning let the Freshmen know in
no uncertain terms that their at­
tendance Is expected at the Fresh­
man-Sophomore party tonight, and
although they are guests they will
furnish the food. This is but one of
the many crosses the Freshmen have
been bearing this week.
A list of 10 commandments, spe­
cifying the "thou shalt” and "thou
shalt not”, has been posted on the
bulletin board all week. As a re­
sult the boys have been going
around wearing girls’ hats and car­
rying dolls, and the girls have
donned boys’ head gear and men's
socks, and other details too numer­
ous to mention.
Two more students enrolled in
high school this week. Jack Tillery
is a sophomore and comes from Ken­
newick. Juanita Allen enrolled as
a senior. On account of illness Jua­
nita had to drop out of school the
early part of last year.
More than a score of students are
turning out for debate this year. At
a meeting held in Mr. Harger's room
the first of this week, preliminary
arrangements for the season were
discussed. This year the state ques­
tion is: "Resolved: That the Fed­
eral Government should adopt the
policy of equalizing educational op­
portunity throughout the nation by
means of annual grants to the sev­
eral states for public elementary and
secondary education.” This Is an
Oscar Jarmon Joins Navy.
especially timely subject en lieu of
Oscar Jarmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. the educational crisis that confronts
E p, Jarmon of Butter Creek, has the country as a whole today. As a
passed all tests required for enlist­ nucleus for a team this year are
ment in the United States navy and Helen Couture and Wayne Powers
is now waiting to answer a call for Both of theee students made an ex-
service. Mr. Jarmon attended O.S.C. cellent showing in debate last year.
last year but because of an accident However, there are a number of
was forced to drop out the second other students coming out for for-
term. His brother Robert Jarmon is ensie work this year which have
in the V. 3. Army Flying Corps.
marks of being equally good.
Victim Lives Ten Hours After Act
Is Committed; Funeral Arrange­
ments Not Complete.
Mark M. Smith, 63, farmer and
pioneer resident of the project, died
at St. Anthony’s hospital in Pendle­
ton at 2:00 o’clock this morning
rom head wounds.
According to reports Mr. Smith
had returned to his 20-acre farm in
Columbia district after attending to
errands in town, took his shotgun
nd went into the back yard where
he shot himself through the right
temple. The bullet entered the tem­
ple and emerged at the top of his
Despondency was said to be the
cause of his act.
After a physician arrived on the
scene it was learned that life was
still evident in the body and he was
taken to Pendleton where he passed
away early this morning.
Mr. Smith has been a resident of
the Columbia district for fifteen
years, coming to Oregon from Mis­
He is survived by his widow and
seven children. Two daughters, Mrs.
Sloan Thomson of Echo and Mrs.
Tess Porter of Pilot Rock; five sons,
Leo, who is employed as principal
in the school at Stanley, Montana,
and Claud, Vern, Henry and Jewel
of Pilot Rock.
Funeral arrangements had not
been made up to press time today.
When the referee’s whistle blows
at 2:00 o’clock, Saturday, Septem­
ber 29, signaling the Athena and
Hermiston football elevens to rush
the pig skin for the purpose of dem­
onstrating which team is the super­
ior when it comes to executing grid­
iron skill and strategy, football fans
will be given an opportunity to see
what promises to be a close and hard
fought game as well as make tenta­
tive estimates on how much talent
the local boys possess when it comes
to playing the game of brain and
Ever since school began, the Bull
Dogs have been hitting a hard pace
getting in readiness for this game.
Although Coach Hal Hatton had the
job of training some 25 football can­
didates who were for the most part
green as emeralds, he has succeeded
remarkably well in putting some
polish on them. In scrimmage the
Bull Dogs look good. During the past
four weeks they have absorbed a
working knowledge of the art and
science of football.
And that they will put this into
practice at the kick-off Is quite like­
ly, especially since it is rumored
that Athena has come to regard the
Hermiston game as a traditional vic­
tory. Every game played so far with
Athena has been a victory for them.
As the line-up now stands:
Whitsett, W +...................... c.
Sisson, A ........... -............. r. g-
Seeliger, D. or Knerr, K.. 1. g.
Coxen, E. or Cox, R....... 1. t.
Jeppe, G. or Rankin, F...... l.e.
Reeves, J............................ r. t.
Dawson, J............................ r. e.
Stewart, J........................... f. b.
Hensel, F............................ 1. h.
Buell, H.............................. r. h.
Jendrzejewski, B................... q.
Private funeral services for Mrs.
Gladys Comstock of Echo who passed
away Monday, September 24, were
held in Pendleton Thursday, Septem­
ber 27, with interment in the Echo
cemetery. She was born in Johnson
City, Colorado. November 9, 1890,
and was married 25 years ago to Ar­
thur Comstock of Creed, Colorado.
She is survived by one son. Bill,
and her aged father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Smith; one sister,
Mrs. W. C. Wright of Seattle; two
brothers, Gordon of Portland and
Gilbert of Hermiston.
Voters throughout Oregon are re­
minded that the final deadline for
registration to vote at the Novem­
ber election is but eight days off ac­
cording to announcement from
state central committee headquar­
ters here today.
October 6th will mark the close
of voters’ registration over the state,
and according to provisions In the
election laws a few years ago, there
is no way for citizens to secure the
ballot privilege after this date has
passed, leaders point out.
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Dairies Pass Inspection.
Pierce Will Speak.
Congressman Walter M. Pierce
will deliver an address in Hermis­
ton Monday, October 1st, starting at
8:00 p. m., in the Hermiston Union
church, according to H. J. Stillings.
His appearance here will follow a
lecture given at Umatilla Sunday in
the Community Hall.
The Seth Parker program sched­
uled for Oct. 2, has ben cancelled.
C. W. Daley, with the State De­
partment of Agriculture and the
Oregon Milk Control Board, has
granted licenses to G. W. Bailey, A.
P. Garner and H. E. Hanby, dairy-
men in the City of Hermiston, which
permits them to sell milk within the
city. These dairies have passed the
sanitary inspection required by the
state of Oregon and anyone violat­
ing this law is subject to fine. Mr.
Daley was in Hermiston Thursday.
Committees Appointed to Direct Or­
ganization for Meeting; Sign
Ordered Erected.
Enthusiasm in the proposed plan
for a large gathering of business
men and farmers some time in the
near future was shown at the first
Commercial club meeting held this
tall with 25 members enjoying the
dinner-meeting at the hotel Tuesday
night. President E. P. Dodd appoint­
ed R. H. McAtee, Chas. Taylor, J. M.
Norton, W. L. Hamm. Walter Coch­
ran and Frank Bllderback as a com­
mittee to make all preliminary ar­
rangements for such a meeting.
Interest is being created in the
new development bv the Hermiston
Cooperative Park association which
is developing a project of mutual
community benefit. At the proposed
meeting details will be discussed and
information released to all those
who are interested in such develop­
The committee is arranging to
hold the meeting in the auditorium
where a program will be given, fol­
lowed by the serving of refreshments
of doughnuts and coffee. Herbert
Hedwall of the Safeway Store
agreed to donate the coffee and J.
H. Reid offered to donate the cream.
The First National Bank offered the
use of the auditorium for the occa­
Another committee composed of
O. O. Felthouse, J. A. Clarke and N.
R. Mueller was appointed by the
president to solicit dues of fl to take
care of minor expenses until the
first of the year. He also named A.
F. Rohrman, J. G. Pearson and Ray­
mond Walker to arrange for the er­
ection of a sign at the junction of
the Wallula cut-off highway and the
diagonal road, which was donated
by the Standard Oil company, for
which Sam Moore is local manager.
Make California Trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pearson and
Mrs. A. E. Bensel returned Sunday
afternoon from a two week’s motor
trip into Washington and Califor­
nia. They were accompanied on the
trip to Susanville, Calif., by Mrs.
Fred Barker and family, who had
been visiting here this summer, and
from there they motored to San
Francisco where they visited Mrs.
Pearson's aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Bensel. On the return
trip they visited Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
McKenzie at Castle Rock, Wn„ and
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aug­
ust F. Beisse at Longview, Wn. They
were accompanied on the return trip
by Mrs. Zona Rogers and her two
A Careless Match
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If a man takes no thought about
what is distant he will find sorrow
near at hand. Confucius.
Ann Sommerer, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Sommerer, and mem­
ber of the We-Can Canning club,
was awarded the county scholar­
ship to 4-H club summer school at
Corvallis. Ann tied in her scoring
with Helen Jendrzejewski, but was
given the preference because of the
fact that Helen already has a state
scholarship. Ann was entered in
Division 2 cooking, and Division 2
canning, while Helen was entered
in Division 2 canning and Division
3 cooking.
Helen Jendrzejewski and Marga­
ret Clarke composed the team from
the We-Can Canning club, directed
by Mrs. W. A. Hineline, which won
first in canning demonstrations.
Nina Rae McCulley and Mary Rod­
da were members of the team win­
ning second place, and Marie Skov-
bo and Esther McMullen won third
place in cooking demonstrations.
In the livestock demonstrations
the Stanfield Sheep club team won
first place in illustrating the trim­
ming of sheep's hoofs. Members of
the team were Harry and Leo Rue-
Patricia Richards and Virgil Ten-
ny of the Stanfield Poultry club won
second place in demonstrating the
care and handling of eggs.
Third place was won by Neil
Bleakney and Awilda Bleakney of
Stanfield. They demonstrated the
fitting of a beef animal.
In the cattle showmanship Darrel
Seeliger of Hermiston won first
place, Dorothy Shelton of Stanfield,
second place, Leo Rueber of Stan­
field third place and Lois Hutchison
of Hermiston fourth place.
Original Floats Win.
The float entered In the parade
by the Columbia turkey, sheep and
calf clubs placed first for its origi­
nality, attractiveness and demon­
stration of the work In all three
The Hermiston calf club float won
second place and the Stanfield sheep
club third place. Honorable men­
tion went to the We-Can Canning
club float. Acting judges for the
floats were Walter Holt, county
agent from Pendleton, H. K. Dean
and H. T. Fraser of Hermiston.
The Umatilla Boy Scout drum and
bugle corps was awarded first prize
by the Umatilla Project fair board
last Saturday and this award was
presented to them at the regular
meeting of the Hermiston Boy Scout
troop Tuesday night, September 25.
Tom Slattery is the director and to­
gether with the boys and their new
scout leader, Raymond McNabb, the
boys joined In a meeting with the
local troop Tuesday.
Raymond McNabb who has taken
over the work after the resignation
of Devee Brown who has enrolled
In the Los Angeles Bible Institute,
is enthusiastic over the work.
O. W. Payne, Hermiston Scout
Master, conducted a program of en­
tertainment Tuesday which included
a spell-down contest won by the
Umatilla boys by a 19 to 23 score.
A joint meeting has been planned
once a month when the two troops
will get together.
Pat Owens Judged Best in Bucking
Contest; Robert Shaw First in
Calf Roping.
Saturday’s show opened with a
parade at 10:00 o'clock which form­
ed a line of march down Main street
that reached nearly two blocks.
Queen Sylvia and her attendants led
he line of march, followed by the
Jmatilla Boy Scout drum and bugle
orps and the many 4-H club and
business floats, display of V-8 cars
and array of cowgirls and cowboys.
The Columbia district 4-H Club
float was awarded first prize. Theee
clubs are lead byBernard Jendrze-
jewski and Donald DeMoss. Eugene
Pierce, who was made up as the red-
leaded clown, propelled a hot dog
wagon along with the makings of
his product tied on top. His appear­
ance and capers provoked much
merriment not only in the parade
but later in the rodeo arena.
Rodeo Exhibitions Follow.
Exhibitions in riding, bucking,
roping, bareback riding and wild
cow milking was staged in the arena
in the afternoon under an overcast
sky and In a drizzling rain, which
broke at Intervals when the sun
shone through. Nevertheless, the
buckers who were shot out of the
chute were among the toughest. Pat
Owens was judged the beet rider
among the cowboys, with Lyle Sim-
melink second, and Herb Owens
Robert Shaw of Pilot Rock won
first place in calf roping, Ed Hirl
second and J. Pedro third.
Judges for the events were Buck
Sewell of Stanfield, Ed Dayton of
Pendleton and Harvey McCray.
Before the rodeo opened at 2:00
o’clock. Congressman Walter M.
Pierce addressed the crowd over the
public address system furnished by
the Mor-Tone Sound Service operat­
ed by L. A. Moore of Hermiston. Mr.
Pierce spoke favorable on the fur­
ther development of the Columbia
A queen dance was given In the
auditorium in the evening for the
entertainment of the many people
who remained in town.
Zimmerman Club Formed.
A "Zimmerman for Governor” club
was formed Tuesday night at a
meeting in the Hermiston Union
church with C. A. Jackman as chair­
man. Many Zimmerman enthusiasts
attended the meeting.
E. P. Dodd was seen smoking a
cigarette yesterday. Isn't it remark­
able what politics will do.
We won’t forget to mention about
Eugene Pierce in his clown make-
up. and his mule. How could we
forget? The mule looked pretty
good, but It’s mount—too bright!
Meaning the get-up.
Irene Attebury was seen taking
snapshots of the queen and her at­
A membership committee was ap­ tendants on the hotel steps. A group
pointed at the first meeting of the of mighty attractive girls.
T.P.A. Wednesday, September 19.
Mrs. Guy Amsberry was named as
The fair board is being asked to
chairman, to act with Mrs. A. H. remove the bottom rail from the cor­
Norton, Mrs. B. J. Nation and O. W. ral fence on the fair grounds, in
Payne. Miss Margaret Elliott was order to prevent rail-standers from
named publicity chairman.
obstructing the view of on-lookers.
Supt. R. H. McAtee proposed that Some of our local boys say, O. K.
the association purchase a new cot
We have just received the follow­
for the first aid room and members
present voted funds for that pur­ ing birth announcement from one of
ur friends:
There was a very small turn-out
Jones Production Company
for the first meeting of the year.
St. Louis, Co.
announces the release of the new
Shocked Lineman Saved.
Gerald White, lineman for the 1934 Jones "Baby Boy."
W. C. Jones. Designer and
Hermiston Light * Power company,
Chief Engineer
narrowly escaped death late Wed­
nesday. September 20. when he came Dr. Appleberry, Technical Assistant
in contact with a 6600-volt circuit Mrs. W. C. Jones, Production Mgr.
This New Model was released
while working on a pole. He was
August 24, 1934. 6:00 P. M.
made unconscious, but was kept
This model stresses the following
from falling by his safety belt.
Curtis Simons, a fellow employe, features:
Two Lung Power
went up the pole and brought White
Free Squealing
down. The physician in attendance
Scream Line Body
on Mr. White reports hla progress
Economical Feed
toward recovery ss satisfactory. He
Changeable Seat Covers
will be confined to hla home tor at
Water Cooled Exhaust
least three weeks.