Banner: "Rooster Crow Contest" / pan across antique 1920s cars / giant rooster statue on trailer, sign on trailer: "National Rooster Crowing Contest, Rogue River, Ore., Last Saturday in June" / pan across elementary school grounds / pan across beauty queens and announcer / pan across rooster cages / closeup of roosters in cages / pan across crowd / closeup of people watching over roosters / winner holds rooster aloft, announcer holds microphone up to rooster
Rooster Crow queen was Margaret Engle (far right); princesses were Dani Niquette and Chris Warren. The queen received a trophy and $15; princesses got $10.
13th annual Rooster Crow winner was Black Fella, with 71 crows, falling short of the record 109 set by Beetlebaum in 1953. Black Fella was owned by Lloyd Hanson, of Foster, Oregon, who had read about the competition in a newspaper article. Prize was $150 and a trophy. The entry of the governor of Utah beat Mark Hatfield's entry by a margin of one crow. (Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1965, page 1)
See also Medford Mail Tribune, April 30, 1965, page B10; June 21, 1965, page B8.