|Irish Sheepherders of Lake County Oregon
SHEEP OWNERS ARE GUESTS OF HONOR
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
BEND ROYALLY ENTERTAINS MANY RESIDENTS OF LAKE AND ADJOING COUNTIES
LAKE COUNTY EXAMINER
MAR 28, 1918
Reports coming from Bend to Lakeview about the St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Pilot Butte Hotel are loud in praise of the care and attention that the committee in charge, and especially Mr. C. S. Hudson, bestowed upon every detail to show their appreciation for their guest,, the sheepmen of Lake and Deaschutes counties, the majority of whom are IRISH.
Distance did not cut much of a figure in determining who would and who would not accept the invitation to be present. The dining room was a feast for the eyes and the relishes upon the table would make Epicurus green with envy. Oratory, music, dancing and jigging all lent heavy weight to the grandeur of the evening.
Mr. C. S. Hudson, the chairman, was most generous in his commendation of what the Irish Sheepmen had done for the Town, Country, and above all, the Nation in its present crisis. His words struck with the ring of steel and were in sharp as well as marked contrast with what seemed to be the general opinion. No one who heard Mr. C. S. Hudson but applauded to the echo his tributes to the sheepmen, regardless of race or condition.
Mr. Vernon Forbes, an attorney of Bend, was the toastmaster, and among the leading speakers were Thomas Ryan, District Deputy Attorney of Portland, Mr. Cusick, a Banker of Albany, and Mr. Mosely, of the O. W. R. & N. Railroad Company. A large sheep painted green was corralled in one corner of the dining room, with a large Red Cross emblem over the spine. The gally-decorated animal was later placed on the sacrificial block of auction and netted the Red Cross more than a thousand dollars. The huge sum added to the other contributions for the Red Cross netted over $4000.00 for this most worthy society. The festivities lasted into the wee hours of the morning and was the most elaborate social affair in the history of Bend.
SHEEPMENS BANQUET MENU
"It's from Cork"
Lobster Meat Cocktail
"Direct from the Shores of Killarney"
Hearts of Irish Celery
Olives on Ice
"As green as Paddy's Shirt"
"Mrs. Hourigan never made nuthin' like this"
Gelatin of fruit and Nuts with
"Tom Cronin and Tim Carroll are responsible for this one"
Calves Sweetbreads en Patty a la
"Believe us, Boys, he's a Go- getter"
Barbecued Blarney Stone Mint Sauce
"Denny O' Conner tried; the sheep died.
Born unto the Irish; Reared by the Irish,
by Gorry! It's good"
St. Patrick's' Peas
"it's Green they are"
Cucumber and Green Pepper Salad
"Green to green--Red to red
don't forget boys;
It's a long time you're living
but a long time dead:
so enjoy yourselves"
It may be cold but Frank Sloan
is no Iceberg
Cake is Green--So said the Buck
Nig Pringle is the only Black Sheep
in the bunch
Did you Kiss the Blarney Stone?
Some Shock, eh?
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