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//? i Phil:Sheridan Days, Rodeo in a Nutshell FRIDAY box derby won by Bruce Halseth for second con- Year. Jttqi0 parade drew largest number of prticfpots in Jusllor queen Delores "White and her court headed on beautiful float. Juniors'Park program acclaimed one of best Sheridan Days history. Square dance Jamboree and beard judging draWS large Howard Nelson wins award for best growth in Judging. SATURDAY Second annual hotcake breakfast draws larger attend. Declared success. Phil Sheridan parade witnessed by largest crowd, in of event. Gopher Valley won grand prize. SUNDAY Carolyn Laughlin named 1954 Phil Skeridan Rodeo at Western Horse class, Wyatt gets most points in Saturday and Sunday Rodeo to win all-round cowboy award. Hat- tough stock, and approximately 50 cowboys put L  high class rode Witness Big Wyatt Wins Award crowd of 20,000 the annual Phil Sheri- Parade Saturday morning an all-time record. Grand float depicting Battle 1851, on the Oregon coast, by the Gopher Val- raunity, a frequent Phil winner. Last year's organization, Ballston Club, placed third division with the entry on the Trail." Ellenburg, Wash., a first in the bare- and fourth in the to win the all- award at the Rodeo Saturday Top individual per- of the rodeo was Ike ,Pueblo, Colo., bull- s steer Saturday in 6.7 =Ierry Peth got the best roping with 17.9 Parade Rults units: First, Me- high school band. Sheridan F. O. E. Third, Salem Cherri- Community clubs, or- First. Gopher Val- HOWARD NELSON Howard Nelson Wins "Best Growth' Title In Beard Contest Stitch and Poseyi Willamina. Third, 1 Howard Nelson, Chevron sta- Club. Corn-tion employee, walked off with irst, Western Stores. the award for the best growth of house Cafe. Third, beard in the beard judging con- VOL. 51. NO. 28. I SHERIDAN SUN, SHERIDAN, YAMHILL COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1953 I//?(: ....... i ii : ::: LOCAL RODEO FANS had the opportunity to see Junior Yoder, Sheridan, in the bareback riding events in the Saturday and Sunday shows. Sunday Junior drew one of Harley Tucker's famous broncs known as Miss Sheridan. Junior is Pi':":red above just before Miss Sheridan decided they should part company (Photo by Al Des Volgne, Sheridan.) SUN DAY EARLY FOR NEXT WEEK The Sun will print a day early next week to give ad. vertisers a better service. The Fourth of July falls on Saturday, and it is expected that mest will be cles- ed on that daT. News orres. poadents an advertisers are urged to turn in copy a day earlier. THE GREAT WILLAMETTE VALLEY._ Recreation Project Schedule Given 10c Single Copy 00Rev. Everett Gardner t ! To Linnton; idaho i Pastor to Sheridan Following is the Community Recreation project schedule of activities at the high school field for the next two weeks. After- noon activities for small children are under the supervision of Mrs. GRAND PRIZE WINNER in the Phil Sheridan parade Saturday was the Gopher Valley entry "Bat- tle Rock, 1851", the story 'of an experience of several white men being attacked on a rock near Port Orford in the Gold Rush days of 1851 at Jacksonville, Story below gives some of the details of the incident.  The Story of the Gopher VM!e7 Prlz Float The grand prize winning Gopher Valley float in Saturday's' Phil Sheridan parade, portrayed a true event in Oregon History. "Bc,tle Rock 1851" was the title. As the above photo shows nine men we:e on a rock and under attack by a band of Indians. The incident occurred at what is now Port Orford, and according to reports, the rock can still be seen at this southern Oregon town, At the time of the incide,',t there was a gold rush on at Jack. senville. A Portland banker and a Captain KirkpaLrick, induced a few men to go to Port Orfard on the steamer. They were let off of the ship and went inland seeking a route out of Jacluson- ville to the coast. Indians met the ship, and wore friendly until the steamer left. Then they attacked the men who climbed upon the rock. They had with them a small cannon from the ship. Result of the battle was 25 IndiamD were killed and a couple of AnnouncetleJt was made here this week O the transfer of Rev. i white men wounded, Everett H. $ILer, pastor of the! Eventually te white men escaped and all made their local Methodist Church for the I back to  , past three years to the Linnton[  ......  "- Methodist Church and Communi-I NELSON NEW PIGGLY OFFICIALS 'SAY ty Center in Portland. WIGGLY MANAGER KEEP OFF GRID The Rev. Earl Terry of Rupert, FIELD WITH CARS IN SHERIDAN New manager of Piggly Wig- gly in Sheridan is George Nel- son, Newberg, veteran Piggly Wiggly employee. Mr. Nelson assumed management of the firm the first of the week. Ray- mond Yoder, who has managed Idaho, will replace Mr. Gardner and will move here next week. During his pastorate 95 new members have been received bringing the membreship to 303. An active chapter of Methodist! Men has been organized, con-I gregations have increased, the i youth department of the educa-i tional program has grown. I The school district and Shel- don Cody have spent consider- able time and money in recent weeks in seeding the football field, but their efforts are being "etarded by persons driving autos and riding horses onto the ield. School officials ask the As a result of several years of the local firm for several months, Willamina Plans For 01d Fashioned July 4 Celebration WILLAMINAFinal plans for the Wilamina Chamber of Com- merce-sponsored Fourth of July Celebration are taking shape, announces J. A. Jensen, chamber president. Mrs. A1 Endres, general chair- man for the affair, stated that the gates of the high school ath. letic field will be open at 5 P. M., and that old.fashioned races, square dancing and contests will fill the :time until 8:00 P. M., at which time the program will start. Firemen To lwUcipute Included in the program will be a demonstration by Willami- na firemen, which is rumored to be a "bang.up show", Mrs, Endres claimed. There will alsa be patriotic and musical num- bers, all by local talent. The fireworks dispay will begirt "when it is good and dark", an- nounced Ray Morrison, who is handling the display for the Chamber. Hot dogs, ice cream and cold drinks will le available at the field as will balloons and an auction sale. ublic to keep cars and horses Station. Grand test at the High School gymna- Fern Eberhart at the city park. consideration a building pro- !t resigned last week, and has ac- .fff of the field so that the grass t, Gopher Val!ey; =ium Friday night. Most unique,, Friday evening, June 26: Ply- gram was inaugurated m' 1951 cepted a position in McMinn- rill have a chance to get start- L.n and Posey ciun. - .... rd went to Howard Moore,  wood vs. Merchants. tiouser ...... , ......  ..... d :finn: Junior cowboy,] .._ . ..... u^_. -,] 'howrnlpt v v 1;' W unh|ne wuc.  --u ralslng program i Vllle, """ a bnerloan ,u.t .m P" " ........... -" - .............. provided the ne "--'-   - d; junior cowgirl, "" " T ...... her ]vs C Y O in first-ame cessary funds.[- - .... e .... was awaraeu to . ... iar o .....  Over $20,000 in r: senmr cwDoy I ral cash has been a  *' - .. - " idan who represented Gne l Tuesday June 30" Plywood vs. received since t  . / .......... :: .... ....  ......... ,': , t'ortiana oumeo ......... in th- - -lual cele  ...... "" -  " * vs nat time zrom| '' senior on,,,,,, ,oiPhll nerloan e am " v. . w. trouser tnerole[ the local church an  - /  :' ............... r . . ' thrC30nieY" : : : :: : ::j nSearouSaadlwClte brtOrn pW Yeo? g went to t MTChaySjuly 3: Plywood vs. ! )/lvCh' foWherly nand 'a $3000 : ' :: -g P! , . I Leo Butterfield. The beard win- Houser Chevrolet. Merchants vs ..... * -- t*, ....... '. l m; matcnea pair, ' eS . . , ,x,t .u,, .t nurcn MISSIOn ::  ..... .... :: ,...M a, ...... +I ners each received S10.00 prz V. F. W. Sunshine Dar vs. Board has all been o,t ,, the ::: ,.,,,,, ,a,;=,,. i  -- C. Y. O. in first game. ' " ..... .... clan Canter Club. new unit to the present time. :: ........ :. :::: Resilts tigrew, Phoenix, Ariz., fourth. Wednesday, July 8: Talk and There is no indebtedness, and ' .... riding: Larry Wyatt, Saddle bronc riding: Cliff Gun- discussion on guns by Vern Hud- the new sanctuary is completed Wash., first; Glen derson, Burns, Ore., first; Lou dleston at high school, 8:00 P.M. in the interior. Plans are now Wash., see- LinseY, Greeley, Colo., second. Thursday, July9: Mr. and lVirs, being made to finish the ex  Graham, Salem, Bulldogging: Ike Fernandez, McNeil will give a talk and terior and to remodel the old ,r, W,c00 ou bu to t Jerry Peth, Bow, Bow, Wash., second; Charlie gems at high school at 8:00 P.M. quate for the educational pro- Jim Faught, Touch- Phtpps, Huntington. Ore,, third; July 15 and 16: Horseshoe and gram. About half enough funds Bob Whtttey. Larry Wyatt;" Ellenburg, Wash.. tennis tournaments at the high are now on hand to purchase an third; A: J. Pet- fourth, school grounds, electric organ. Mr. Gardner Will preach his With all kinds of decorated toys, floats and gadgets, was a feature of the Parade. Many were awarded prizes. Heading the junior parade was the the F. L. Girls, and carrying Junior Queen Delores WhRe and" her court. The headed by Bob Wells, sponsored the parade. farewell sermon here next Sun- clay morning, June 28 .... C. of C. Hears Plan to Utilize Planer Shavings A plan for utilizing planer shavings by Processing them in- to a hardbOard was told to the Chamber of Commerce Monday noon by Herbert Hessler, consul- tant of Newberg, who has for sometime been working on ma- chinery for hardwood plants. The speaker told the organiza- tion that a Plant costing approx- imately $175,000 could pay for itself in a year if it did not have to pay taxes. Mr. Hessler indi-! cated that it Would be profitable' to ship shavings in to a process- ing plant. Such a plant, he stated, would ' employ approximately three men per shift on a 24-hour basis. FEW SOUVENIR COPIES AVAILABLE The Sun has a very few of the souvenir thumbnail editions that were printed for Phil Sheridan Days. These copies are free, and may be  obtained at The Sun office: I J: i!:i ALL.AROUND COWBOY AWARD in the 1953 Phil Sheridan Days Rodeo saturday and Sunday went to Larry Wyatt, Ellensburg, Wsh.. pictured above riding Culvr Ct in te bareback sciom Wyatt won the bareback riding cud placed in the bulldogging event, in addition to the assia. tion' cash all-around award Wyatt received a fancy rodeo belt buckle as a gift from Ray Bi]yeu of The Corral, a veteran rodeo performer. (Photo by A1 DesVoigne, Sheridan,)