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VOL. XVIII, NO. 51
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922.
SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 PER YEAR
TREATS mm KITH KOTS
MUSIC IS BIG FEATURE
SPECIAL CHORUS AND HEAD
INGS ENTERTAIN RECORD
CROWD AT HALL.
(By U. L. Tide.
With the large cummunity hall
packed to capacity on lower floor
and gallery, the citizens of Vale sat
and stood attentive to the program
of music that preceded the coming
oi old banta n:mseli, with sweets
and apples in abundance to satisfy
the Yuletide appetite of all.
Rov. A. B. Weaver, of the Metho
dist church, called the gathering to
attention, at 8 o'clock, and started
the proe-ram by calling upon the
"Jolly Five," Vale's local orchestra.
The task of entertainment was
taken up by music, reading1 and reci
tation in turn, each number seem
ing to briny the Christmas spirit
nearer until it became almost audi
ble. A rumor started, and farily
flew from mouth to mouth, Santa
Clans himself was r.bout to arrive.
Email feet would nnt keep still, when
with a jingle of bells, a gust of
snow laden wind ushered in the
stamping old Nick himself, his whis
kers full white against the rosy
cheek and merry eye. He took his
station before the holiday decorated
trees, and reaching into tlpir tin
seled branches produced a brig of
candy and nuts and a big red apple
for every one who had been a good
boy or girl for the past year.
The program was as follows:
Music, Jolly Five Orchestra.
Chorus, lead by M. N. Fcgtly,
Miss Kaf.el DaUy, organist.
Reading, "An Old Fa: Honed
Christinas," by, Theodore ForcJ'or.
Music, by Jolly Five Orchestra.
Recitation, Marjorie Sterling.
Violin Solo, by Mr. V. D. Kinder,
accompanied by Mrs. Kinder.
Anthem, by Selected Choir.
Music, by Jolly Five Orchestra.
Rev. A, B. Weaver, Introductor.
PARSOMAGE 13 RAIDED
COOD CHEER AND LOTS
FUN BREAK INTO HOME
OF A. B. WEAVER.
On Sunday evening while Rev. A.
B. Weaver and family were at the
Methodist church attending the
Christmas program the parsonage
was broken into. The entrance was
not discovered until after the serv
ices and the pastor hud returned to
his home to find the floor of the
front room covered with groceries,
canned fruits, vegetables and other
eatables. As the "parson" stood
transfixed with surprise a large
company of the members and friends
of his congregation filed into the
room to add their Christmas greet
ings. For one time the preacher's
gife of repartee left him,
arid the j
visitors had all the "say." The oc
casion was a most complete and
very delightful surprise to the pas
tor and his family, and was a happy
beginning of the good cheer that
the people of Vale arc enjoying this
WOMAN CHANCES STORY AND
MURDER CHARGE DISMISSED
As a result of revelations made by
Helen I.eary of Portland, in which
she branded as fal.e her earlier
rtory of the murder of a 15-year-old
girl by Cai h Weir, and ihe subse
quent disnosiil of the body in the
river by the old man and hia son
Earl, murder charges against the
two were di mif.sed in police court !
on motion of John M. Mowry, dep- j
uty district attorney. Young Weirj
was given his Rei-ty but the father
and the woman were held on a
minor charge. I
BUTCHER ARRESTED FOR
KICKING "KICKING" WOMEN j
Within a week J;.nrK Horn, a,
Chirago butcher, has twice bem !
fill' d for Miking ff.iwn Kuctomprj j
who "kul.ed" or. the wisjiht of ninat '
h' hr d sold them. :
"AM the-e women think I am ;
ckeat'rg tin in in weit-ht " said Horn,
who a'i'ied th-t he d 1 not rmem-1
fer ha it: ir ki.lc.l
Wh":i!w tuA h.t rri"
a fit'.e of yr i co
S il':j ii;;, !V'n
on cn'i I lii.t I.'
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v s ( ri'i! Slit
' Trui h
who ttiut 11 jiii had kukt4 bur.
Songsters Sing Christmas
Following the custom of
Merry 01' England, an unknown
chorus sang Christmas carols at
the hospftal and before many of
the Vale residences on Christ-
mas even. The mysterious and
much applauded singers, about
25 in number (rumor has it
that it was a combination of
the Community and Methodist
choruses) covered the City.
singing at least one song before
all of the homes in which some
one sick was living.
JURY PANEL IS DRAWN
FARMERS ARE IN BIG MAJOR
ITY ON LIST WOMEN'S
With a jury list running, upon
which the farmers are in a five to
one majority, it is a foregone con
clusion that the prisoners will be
tried before a farmer jury at the
January term of the circuit court,
the coming year. This year's list
has only two women jurors, a con
tractor, a carpenter and a real es
tate agent, all of the rest being
either farmers of stockmen.
The list is as follows:
D. L. Miller, farmer, Parma;
James Molley, stockman, Rockville;
Geo. A. Russell, farmer, Parma; F.
B. Scott, farmer. Vale: J. W. Mc-
Ewen, stockman, Riverside; Levi
Wilson, stockman, Westfall; Holmes
D. Glaver, farmer, Jordan Valley;
Henry Wakerlig, stockman, West
fall; Kenneth A. Herrett, farmer,
Vale; Jas. A. Doty, contractor, On
tario; Thos. Welch, farmer, Parma;
Mary Glenn, bookkeeper, Vale; Wm.
B. Napton, farmer, Ontario; A. B.
Cain, farmer, Ontario; E. J. Beam,
farmer,- Ironside; John H. Forbes,
farmer, Ontario; Lela H. Oakes,
housewife, Ontario; Thos. W. Clag
gett, farmer, Ontario; John Martin,
farmer, Ontario; Oliver May field,
farmer, Payette; D. B. Purcell, car
penter, Ontario; C. E. Secoy, farmer,
Ontario; C. F. Wise, farmer, Iron
side; Vm. F. Schultz, farmer,
Parma; Seymour Ross, farmer, On
tario; Jonas L. Brown, farmer, Pay
ette; P. M. Boals, farmer, Payette;
S. A. Lofton, farmer, Ironside; W. B.
Hoxie, real estate agent, Nyssa;
Fred Currey, farmer, Juntura; Er
nest Bush, farmer, Westfall.
Wrord of Christine Jensen.
Friends here will be glad to learn
cf the progress of Miss Christine
Jensen, who is now chief clerk of
the land office at Waterville, Wash.
Miss Jensen received her first land
office training here in, Vale under
the supervision of Thos. Jones dur
ing the war, filling the position oc
cupied by Edward Kimball, who was
away in the service. Mr. Jones is
rather proud of his former pupil and
is highly pleased at the reports of
FIRE BUGS AT ASTORIA
ARRESTS WILL FOLLOW CLEWS
FOUND BY STATE FIRE
Astoria, Ore. Investigation by
deputies from the state fire mar-
oVinl'a nffino lnvoQfiaflfino tia "firp
which wiped out the business district
of Astoria December 8, has resulted
in finding that the fire was of in
cendiary origin, it was announced
Thursday. It was Baid clews had
been found which would lead to ar
rests. Early on the morning of the fire
E. N. Bissing, field superintendent
of the Astoria water department,
was awakened, and when he was in
formed of the seriousness of the
conflagration, he went to his tele
phone to order the cutting off of
the water service from all of the
residence districts, in order to allow
a concentration of the water pres
sure in the fire-stricken area. He
telephone wiis cut, so
his efforts to connect with the water
department were futile,
Bissing thereupon discovered that
hia house had been mtered and the
telephone wires severed in his
dwelling. He found an open window
through which entry had been made,
i and other clews which may lead to
the arrest of the man who cut the
Mr. and Mrs. R. N.
taincd at dinner on Christmas day,
ilr. and Mrs. Charles L. B-itchelder
and Mr. and Mra. C, C. Hut'-hinson, '.
After dinner card and dancing wei-
l.nduV A d M-t .
Member of the Mvt!uIit Ladies'
A;d wrr the fccttU Oi Mr. M. N.
F kt)y on Thunduy ufiernuon nt
LEVIES FDR - CGUNTT ' SHOW
HIGHER Ml LUST YEAR
SCHOOL TAXES HIGHER
DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION
ALSO TOTALS MORE
predicted in The Enterprise
weeks past, the total county
milage for" next year is higher than
this year, according to the levies
which have just been compiled by
the ennnrv ennrt.. Thp tjit.nl ennnfv
io,, ; j.j
will be 26.5 mills. This includes
state, general county, linking
fund, market roads, general school,
high school tuition and general road
tax. T.nst venr , tntnl miWo nf
these taxes was 23.3. These milages
are in detail:
Stnfo tnx in 9
General county 3.6 j
Sinking fund 1.2 I
Library fund 3 '
Market road Z '" 10 V
General school "ZZZZZZZZ. 2I8
Iligh school tuition 1.1 ;
General road 4.7 i
y .1 . . , ... , ., !
In the incorporated cities of the ,
county the milage for city purpo.es
will be as follows: Ontario, 25.1;
Vale, 36.4; Nyssa, 16-1, and Jordan'.. ,, .. R. f. . .at.
The county court has re-designat-
ed the separate road districts of the
county for next year and the general
road tax will be divided, 70 per cent
to the districts according to law, and
the remaining 30 per cent to be ex
pended by the county. These road
districts are Nos. 1 to 21, inclusive,
and five incorporated cities which
are road districts within themselves,
Ontario, Vale, Nyssa, Jordan Valley,
Special cchool levies generally
are up a little in milage although
there has been a decided cut in the
two principal districts of the county,
Vale and Ontario. The Vale school
tax will be computed on a milage of
23.5 and the Ontario tax on a milage
of 20. Nyssa's special school tax
took a gigantic jump to 25.4 mills
for next year. The entire special
school district milages are as fol
lows: Districts Nos. 1-17.1; 2-5.7; 3-35.;
4-9.8; 5-3.9; 6-10.7; 8-20.; 9 none;
10-3-9; 11-4.; 12-8.5; 13-4.8; 14-20.3;
15-23.5; 16-21.; 17-12.; 18-13.1; 23
10.8; 24-2.2; 20-25.4; 27-4.5; 28-7.8;
29-6.4; 30-7.9; 31-6-8..
32-5.1; S3-.6; 36-5.; 39-9.; 40-10.5;
43-5.7; 45-4.; 46-12.2; 47-14; 48-5.;
49-1.; 50-5.; 51-6.8; 52-5.; 53-7.8;
64-8.; 55-6.7; 57-4.8; 58-13.3; 60-6.1;
61-11.1; 62-15.; 62-5.; 64-3.9; 66-4.2;
67-4.7; 68-16.7; 69-4.1; 70-3.7.
71-17.1; 73-5.; 77-22.8; 78-12.;
79-10.; 80-5.; 81-48.9; 82-16.5; 83
34.1. Union high school No. 1, 7.2.
The total irrigation and drainage
district taxes to be collected by the
county this year are higher than
they were last year. These special
taxes are in reality maintenance ex
penses raised by the members of
their district and cannot be, strictly
speaking, taxes. The only thing the
county has to do with them is to col
lect and turn over to the respective
districts. The total irrigation assess
mens is $145,384.33 and the drainage
STAR AND MASONIC
A joint installation of the East
ern Star and the Masonic lodges
was held at their hall Wednesday
evening. The offecrs installed are,
for the Eastern Star, Mrs. A. E.
McGillivray, worthy matron; H. E.
Young, worthy patron; Mrs. R. D.
.Lytic, associate matron; Mrs. John
Boswell, secretary; Mrs. Lloyd
Helen Mueller, ;
officers for the J
Masons are, P.oss Soward, W. M.;
Joe Gwilliams, S. W.; Oscar Daley,
J. W.; Hurry Tamblyn, secretary,
and John P. Houston, treasurer.
After tho installation a social
he lr was enjoyed during which the
following program was given: A
vi lin sole, W. I). Kinder; a talk on
Mamnry, liev. A. II. Weaver;
pir.no Milo, Mi. Ermi Hojmi.
, , .
Maurine Jniiiw Return
Mih Muuiii e Joi.es, who spent i
; Chri-lmii with her pa.eiit.i, Mr. un!
Mi. Thin. Jours, ret'urie'i tu limine
Monday n'r'i.g. Other irh" ti of
Mr. mill Mm. June weie Mr. and
I Mr. V. U. tUplu of Ontario.
WHAT OTHERS SAY.
. I have been criticised by a few, so
I hear, for my editorial in last
week's issue regarding Governor
elect Walter Pierce's attitude to
wards state guarantee of irrigation
bond interest. I expected that. In
fact, it pleases me to hear it It
shows that I speaking in the ,ver
nacular got under the hides ot
some, at least. In other words, I
told the truth, because it is invari
ably the truth that hurts.
In last week's issue of the Oregon
Voter, C. C. Chapman wrote to the
same effect that I did. Mr. Chap
man is recognized as a valuable
statistician of state affairs. It la
significant that he is on the side of
the irrigation districts in this mat
ter, as he has been against them in
others which he honestly thought
were wrong. Here is what Mr.
If Governor-elect Walter Pierce
CBrrles uc nl8 BO"a mtenuon
! of relieving the btate oi Oregon
from the obligation of guaranteeing
interest on "r'?atl.n Lndi
i unaer me siaus irrigauun law, ue
will be striking a serious blow at
the marketability of these securities.
Without a compensating provision ot
8ome sort on tne Part 01 tne ttate-
giving, through some other method,
a substantial sale value to this type
of security development of arid
land through irrigation will be ren-
del-ed extremely difficult.
UP to July l 1922' the State 1,8(1
paid interest to the amount of
-7 A Mn ,,.;,h fcnH wV,oa
j intepegt had bee guarnnteed by the
, n ... , . K7K M
several small new
tiohal issues of
issues and addi-
have been guaranteed. There had
; bee( therefore, up . to July, 1922,
j totaI of of $981,595 assumed by the
State through the issuance and ob
ligation to issue "district interest
certificates," through which the
State extends its credit to the Irri
gation districts. It is this load to
which Governor-elect Pierce refers
when he is quoted as objecting to
!"the terrific burden of guaranteeing
irrigation district bonds."-.
Irrigation bonds totaling $6,296,
500 are now enjoying this State
guarantee of interest. Of this total
all but $875,000 are guaranteed for
at least two and one-half years from
July, 1922. In other words, the agri
cultural development of the districts
involved is not deemed sufficiently
advanced to entirely insure the pay
ment of interest on the bonded per
acre debt through taxation.
Serious retardation to the devel
opment of this watered land will re
sult from interference with this
guarantee, unless other adequate
protection is provided holders of ir
The editors of Malheur county
are "lambasted" by Mr. Taxpayer
in a letter to The Oregonian, for
their efforts to repeal the coyote
bounty law. Although I have not
told any yarns to Johnny Kelly
about "coyote farms," nor have I
called the furtive brutes the friend
of the farmer, I will have to take
part of the blame because I have
been trying to save the taxpayers of
Malheur county the many thousands
of dollars this bounty costs them.
This letter has a subtle humor
that sounds strangely familiar. In-as-much
as its writer did not care
for The Oregonian to reveal his
identity, I will not voice my sus
picions. At the tail-end of this caustic
epistle Mr. Taxpayer makes a good
suggestion. He urges that the law
be amended so that when a bounty
is paid the pelt becomes the property
of the county and state to either
Bell or destroy.
Such an emendment would please
all parties. It would leave the
bounty on, as the western counties!
want. And it would relieve the
heavy bounty payments during the
cold months in Eastern Oregon, as
the coyote pelts are worth many
times the amount of the bounty.
Maybe the people of Vale did not
notice the care and dispatch with
which Postmaster McEhoy handled
the Christmas mail. They are used
to it. But a comparison with some
other offices I have had dealing
with leaves me with pride for my
W, P. Allen, prominent man of
Juntura, spent several day in Vale
(his week. While here Mr. Aden
was a guest of the Drexel hotel.
Will Rut urn Today
Mis Crystal Stacey, who ha
been viviting her parent in Vale
is expecting to return to Boise this
KM-nd C'lirNtni With Sinter
Mr. and Mr. Everett lMchki
petit Chriittniin with Mr. Iloli h
ki' nifler, Mr. Guy Johnson, a
few mill out of Vl.
SAKE SANTA GLAUS
JUVENILE GRATIFICATION IS
CAUGHT BY ADULTS
DAWN BRINGS TOTS OUT
SANTA CLAUS PROVES ROYAL
SPORT AND VISITS HIGH
AND LOW ALIKE.
(By U. L. Tide.)
When Christmas dawned on Vale
Monday morning and the faint light
grew so strong that it pushed back
the last bit of grey darkness back
over the hill, the juvenile welcome
to the best day of them all, was
heard issuing from homes on every
hand, for the local folk arose with a
spontaneity ' that . belied external j
force, .forgetting to rub drowsy
eyes and dourly call for breakfast.
For St. Nicholas had been about his
business and even the barest hearts
were filled with happiness upon that
day when man buries trouble so deep
that nothing else remains but joy
and good fellowship.
What can cold logic say to us on
this morning when we are younger
than the tickled, smiling tot? .What
mere fact . can enter when we arise
and feel the glow that makes the
world just all our friends? The
merry miracle is wrought and we
are content. A perfect ' paradise
would be but a world wherein one
lived a Christmas morning on each
and every day.
NYSSA INVjTES VALE
FIREMEN TO BE GUESTS AT
ANNUAL BALL OF NEAR
Members of the Vale fire depart
ment have been extended a cordial
invitation to be the - guests of tkfr
Nyssa firefighters at their annual
ball. The affair will be at the old
opera house in Nyssa on the even
ing of January 1. Dancing will
begin at 9 o'clock. Everything will
be free to the firemen from Vale, so
the invitation asserts. A number of
people are planning to attend from
Because of thi3 invitation and the
fact also that next Monday s New
Years day the regular monthly
meeting of the Vale department will
be held on Tuesday night, January
2. Every member is reminded of
the fun at the last meeting and
urged to be present.
KNIGHTS ELECT OFFICERS
CHARLES BATCHELDER WILL
HEAD PYTHIANS OF VALE
Charles L. Batchelder was elected
chancellor commander of Advance
Lodge No. 105, Knights of Pythias,
at the annual election held on
Thursday evening. Mr. Batchelder
is secretary-manager of the Warm
springs Irrigation district. He has
taken an active interest in the af
fairs of the lodge for some time.
Other officers elected are as fol
lows: Al Munson, vice chancellor;
Earl Neeley, prelate; J. F. Miller,
master of work; George W. Hayes,
keeper of records and seal; Thos. B.
Nordale, master of finance and ex
chequer; John Davis, master at
arms; Leslie Pruitt, inside guard;
George Steel, outside guard.
Inasmuch as the first annual
meeting of the city council falls
upon next Thursday evening and
several members of the lodge will
be at that meeting, the annual pub
lic installation of the Knights will
be held Thursday evening, January
11, Entertainment and refresh
ments will be served and a cordial
invitation has been extended to, all
Knights and their families and
Light refreshments were served
after lodge Thursday evening and
the member played cards until a
LadicM Aid Meeting
The Ladies' Aid of the Christian
church mot at the church Friday af
ternoon and closed the year's busi
ness and elected officer for the
coming year. Refreshment were
served after business hours.
Makra Trip to Ontario
Mr. R. D. Lytle and Mr. C. C.
Burrow made a brief vixit In On
tario the last of the week, returning
to Vale on Friday.
I 'or Clirltin
Mr. and Mr. J. Kireher nter
Ihllled Mr. and Mr. Theodore For-
tier and son fur ('hriatma,
Oregon Mist With Temperate
Vale and vicinity have been
experiencing the famous "Ore-
gon mist" weather of the west-
ern part of the state, the latter
part of the week, with the ther-
mometer a stranger to freezing-
temperature. An "Oregon mist"
simply means in good old
Anglo-Saxon, that Oregon mist
both " sunshine and rain, but
with such a close call that she
seemed almost to have a com-
bination of both.
BORN IN CROOK COUNTY AND
RAISED - IN MALHEUR
Arthur Claypool who passed away
in Vale, Oregon, on the 24th day of
December 1922, was born near what
is now tne post oince or sisters in
Crook County, Oregon, on the 26,
day of February 1882, he was reared
in Crook, Harney and Malheur count
ies of pioneer parents, not only of
that part of Eastern Oregon, his
parents being pioneers of the west
ern part of the state as well.
He leaves surviving him a wife,
Mary C. Claypool, and minor daugh
ter, Esther Geraldine Claypool, a
mother Fannie J. Claypool, two sis
ters, ,Edith and Belle Hayes, both of
Burns, one nephew Delbert Hayes,
and three nieces, Ilda, Lulu and Ruby
Hayes, also of Burns.
Arthur was a member o Advance
Lodge No. 105, Knights of Pythias
of Vale, by which Lodge the body
was given a Pythian burial.
During the greater part of his life
Arthur was engaged in the stock
business, in . Harney ' and Malheur
counties, being a typical pioneer
stock man, but on account of his
health failing him he gave up this
occupation some two years ago.
Besides his immediate relatives
leaves a wide circle of friends and
fraternal brothers to mourn his de
mise. Relatives of Arthur who lived at
a 'distance who attended the funeral
were; John McGivern, the Misses
Ann and Margaret McGivern, Thos.
McGivern, and Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Clemo, all of Ontario, Mrs. J. V.
Claypool and Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Claypool of Westfall, Miss Ilda Haye
and Mrs. Belle Haes of Burns.
WOLVES EAT THREE MEN
HUNTERS KILL 16 BRUTES BE
FORE BEING OVERCOME
BY LIVING PACK.
Port Arthur, Ont., Dec. 17. A
great roving band of hungry timber
wolves has devoured three men, ac
cording to meager reports sifting in
today from the snow-covered trails
of the Sturgeon river country. These
reports told of a losing battle fought
by two Indians after a white trapper
had been downed and killed.
Last Saturday an elderly trapper
left hia cabin in the woods 70 mile
north of Ignace to mush down to
the settlement for hi Christmas
mail. He arrived in safety. There
was no mail, however, and the old
man said he would come back Christ
mas morning. At noon he had not
arrived. The postmaster sent two
Indians to follow the trail until they
About two miles from the settle
ment the Indian found a spot
pounded down in the snow and crim
son hued. Bit of dog harness torn
to shreds were scattered about. In
the midst of them the Indians found
human bones. They hastened back
to report their discovery.
The lure of the bounty on wolves,
however, urged the Indiana to take
the trail again, with extra ammuni
tion. They sped behind their dog
team into the woods a the villagers
waved goodby. They did not return.
Yesterday a new searching party
departed. They found another
patch trodden in the snow about two
mile beyond the first.
The two guns the Indians had
carried were lying there and mat
tered about were bones, bit ot
clothing and empty shell.
The carcasses of 10 wolves lay
stretched in a circle about the
trampled patch of snow.
Motor to Nampa
Mr. and Mr. II. E. Young and
f.imily motored to Nampa to spend
the Christmas day with Mr.
Young' mother of that place.
Will Return Sunday
Mr. and Mr. Ii. F. Ford will re
turn (Sunday from Portland, wher
they have been during the Chrtutma
I'nk for Hrhool
Mi Tht'lma llerrun, who ha
,en vlHlting her mother In Ity
volley during th pant I wo weekn,
will return to Val riunday.
WARMSPRINGS DISTRICT IS
HOPEFUL OF AID
TELEGRAM OF REPRESENTA
TIVE SINNOTT CONTAINS
ADVICE OF DAVIS.
The Oregon congressional delega
tion at their meeting with Director
Davis of the. United States Rcch-M-
atiop Service in Washington, D. C,
in regard to the Warmsprings Irri
gation District, found him favorable
to the handling of the project by
the government It will be neces-
sary, according to Director Davis,
for the land proposed to be watered
by the surplus water of the Warm-
springs District to be covered by a
soil survey, and the report of the
preliminary survey has been thor
oughly gone over by this office,
which is all that can be done until
receipt of the detailed report.
Representative N. J.Sinnott wired
the directors of the district to the
effect that as soon as the necessary
detail had been attended to, Director
Davis would be in . a position to
make recommendations that con
press make the proper appropria
tions to carry on and complete the
work of the district and to take
over and handle the surplus water
in the irrigation of ' the lands now
outside of the present boundaries of
J. B. Bond, manager of the Boise
Project, is now working up the final
report of the complete project for
the use of the Warmsprings Irriga
tion District surplus water, which
he will have ready in a short time,
from the data obtained by Engineer
G. W. Hogue, who is in direct
charge of the work and who directed
the necessary surveys, which were
made in September and October of
If the director of the United
States Reclamation Service has al
ready ordered the chief engineer at
Denver, Colo., to make the neces
sary soil survey of the lands con
tiguous to the Warmsprings District
upon which the surplus water will
be used, the actual land survey
should be made the coming spring,
and the data obtained made into a
completed report which would be
ready for the director of the service
shortly therafter, according to C. L.
Batchelder, secretary-manager of
the Warmsprings District This
would make it possible for Director
Davis to make bis recommendations
to congress during the coming year.
FIRST PRIZE IN DESIGN
MERLE BOSWELL TAKES FIRST
IN DESIGN AND RECEIVES
Word has just been received that
Miss Merle Boswell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Boswell, was
awarded first prize in design in the
recent ' judging of the work of
freshmen students in the arts de
partment at the University of Ore
gon. Miss Boswell was also one of
the three students in the department
who received honoruble mention in
in general arts.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bell and daugh
ter, Miss Gwendolyn, and W. W.
Simmonds, all of Emmtt, spent
Christmas with their relatives, Mr.
and Mrs. R. N. Simmonds,
FILM MAN'S AUTO
WRECKED BY BOMB
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 27 The
automobile of John Danz, who oper
ates several Seattle motion picture
houses, was wrecked by a bomb thaf
was thrown into it while it was
standing empty in front of bis
Mr. Dane attributed the explosion
to labor controversies he has had re
cently. The explosion created con
sternation among diner in home
near the Danx residence, which is in
leading residence district. Chil
dren and pedestrian were on the
itreet, but it is said that none wa
nearer han half a block and nobody
wa hurt. Mr. Dans had been in
hi home BO minute when he and
hi family were startled by the ex
plosion. Police started an investigation.
Mr. Allen Wilcox and daughter
Francl are expected Monday front
liolite, where thy hv been during
th ChrUtma vacation,
Mr. Georgia F'mi of Juntura
wit In VmI Thursday,