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THE ONTABIO ABGUS, ONTARIO,- OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 1922
Houbon MoCready succumbed at
borne iu Adrian Saturday afternoon
Soptombor 9, after a long Illness.
Mr. McCroary was a pioneer of this
country having homesteaded many
years ago on the Snako River at tho
present site of Adrian.
Houbon McReary was born Jan
uary 10, 1864, In Adrian, 111. From
thero he went to Iowa with his par'
ents In 1866, where he lived until
he was eighteen years of age. Then
ho journeyed west, coming to Oregon
about 25, years ago.
Ho married Dolllo Johnson in
1901 at Prairie City, Oregon. To
this union one child was born,
Thelma, who resides with her mother
Mr. McCroary has not been well
for many years, and has been con-
fined to his bed for tho past soyeal
months. Ho leaves many .friends
throughout the country.
Funeral sorvicos were held Mon-4
day at 1:30 o'clock at the home of
Mrs. McCreary's mothor, Mrs. John
son. Tho services wero conducted
by tho Revorend Mr. Wolch of Ros
well. Interment was made at the
Roswell comotey In tho family plot.
, Miss Nellio P. Durham arrived
from Chicago, Tuesday and will be
a guest' in the Kingman and Otis
homos for several weeks.
Mrs. W. E. Edwards has taken
Polly, Herbort and Howard to New
Plymouth for a visit with their
grandparonts, Mr. and Mrs. Mason,
before school commonces.
Mrs. Overstreet and Mrs. Judd on
tortalned a number of guests from
Notus, Tuckor and Parma at Dinner
Morrltt Creeling roturned to the
Intermountaln Institute at Wolser,
Monday to continue his course.
Eulalla Shaffer roturned Sunday
to Roswell where she will resume
her high school -work.
William Kindlor, our now County
Club leader, called a couple of days
this week on Kolony club leaders
and club members. Mr. Kindlor's
Initial work Is to peparo tho club
exhibit for tho County Fair. Mrs.
Kindor accompanlod him Thursday.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Wallace Monday, Sept. H.
Mrs. Bach, Mrs. Goo. McLafforty,
Miss Elsie Elliott and tho Misses
Maude Ruby and Zora Moses, have
movod to the Steole orchard In Ros
well whoro they will pick prunes.
They report tho ork ratbfrr Irregu
lar at present on account of car
Mrs. Charles Schweitzer and Miss
Alma Homan met with tho school
chlldron Thursday atornoon to glvo
tho list of books nocossary in each
grado. This will ollmlnato much
lost tlmo whllo waiting for books.
School will start Monday, Soptombor
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mllor spent
tho week end with Mrs. Miller's
paronts noar Ontario.
Mr. Page is enjoying a visit with
his llttlo daughter Jutfo, who lt horo
in this week.
Always the same,
positively the best
on the market.
Buying the other cof -
fee to save money
is false economy.
The BEST is the
E. A. Fraser
wi nrmii-niiMiWii nfWi'Wi'imww
from Boise for a couple of weeks,
sho is accompanied by rher cousin,
Miss Marguerite Shrader.
Mr. and Ms. Nell and the Misses
Mary and Marguerite Neil who have
spent tho summer with Mr. and Mrs.
Zelrelln, have moved to Fruitland
whoro the girls will enter school.
Clarence and Floyd Elliott and J
D. Smith went to Emmett for a
truck load of peaches Saturday.
Tho most of the Kolony thresh
ing has been finished. There is a
large acreage of Marquis Wheat in
the Kolony and growers oro rather
genorally pleased with this variety.
Lottuce gowers report excellent
progress with their crop up to this
John Moses is harvesting a good
12 aero field of beans.
Overstreet siding has been improv
ed by tho addition of a car load of"
cinders. T. M. Lowe and R. R.
Overstrcet each shipped a carload of
grain this week.
Six cars of potatoes were shipped
from tho Maurlco Judd place this
weok. Digging on the Judd place
will be discontinued until tho re
mainder of the potatoes from the
Overstreet place are dug. T. T.
Elliott expects to start digging again
this week. M. L. Parsons and Frank
Hall shipped to cars of potatoes.
Only two years of high school are
given in tho Kolony at this time,
necessitating tho loss of a number of
students. Bernice Martin, Juanita
BIglow, Archie and Perry Cantrell
have gone to Nyssa, Anna Schweitzer
Is in Ontario and Carl Schweitzer is
in Boise. Mildred DeBord has gone
to Walla Walla, Wash., where she
will .live with her grandmother and
do her third year high school work.
Florence Bach is living with her
grandmother this year in Emmett,
Idaho and taking third year work
Avery Christonsen has gone to White
Salmon, Wash., whore his father and
brother will soon Join him.
Tho grading has been nearly com
pleted for tho. highway through the
Kolony and tho gravejing crow have
started a 16 hour shift. Frank Daws
who had tho loading contract has
movod his crew to Homedale and
Lloyd Burch has taken his place.
County Engineer, J. F. Joyce keeps
in close touch with the work, and
during tho gravel hauling the. County
is represented by Jack Weaver of
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situate botweon Nyssa and Ontario,
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jj By AGNES G. BROQAN H
Copyright, 1922. Weatern Newspaper Union
The town of Byron hud always been
proud of its talent. Two noted nu
thors and one famous singer came out
It was proud of Its continued Byron
ancestry; here greatgrnndsons tiow
lived In the same old stone houses of
their fathers. So in conversation one
"Lucy Is very like her grandmother
nt that age," or
"Wllllnm will never be the man his
Again, Byron gave promise of send
ing to the world two gifted members.
Everyone knew that Phyllis Benson
would have a musical daughter. Phyl
lis herself had been their exhibit at
the piano. Now the girl, grown to
young womanhood, was going away to
"Not yet abroad," Phyllis' mother
explained; "she will try first the best
teachers In Boston."
Close following Phyllis, In, time, was
Mattle Mathers' daughter. Mnttle'a
daughter Gwcndolln could sing beau
tifully. No church social .or school en
tertainment was complete without
Gwcndolln on the program.
"But," Mrs. Mathers explained, "we
did not consider Gwen's . voice seri
ously until the glee club director of
Tier college Insisted that she have the
best possible training. We are send
ing her In to the city to learn first
Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Mathers
basked In a fame almost won.
Then came another gratification.
Nancy Leslie's daughter Linnet
evinced promise as a writer. Byron
Ites recalled that Linnet had written
more or less for various town publica
tions. Hit stories In the school maga
zine were commended, her poems re
cited from the school stage. But that
a story of Linnet's had now actually
appeared In a mnguzlne gave certain
proof of her calling. Already, In her
mother's eyes. Linnet wore the laurels
of the town's two famous authors.
"Now, how," asked Linnet, "do you
ever suppose I happened to hit that
editor Just right?"
"There was no happening about It,"
her mother Indignantly. replied. "You
have talent like your Uncle Sidney.
I shall send you to the city nt once,
where you may touch elbows with
writers, and learn of them. Your
Uncle Sidney Is a newspaper man, nnd
rimy he able to direct you."
"Oh, mother,-1' said Linnet wistfully,
"If you only knew how happy I nm,"-
she smiled "In poverty nnd obscurity,
you would never send me awny."
But Linnet went to the city, and
after a tlmo a paper came to Byron.
It had a pretty little story, with Lin
net Leslie's name beneath It. The
newspaper was Uncle Sidney's.
When the three girls came home for
n vacation week; they were feted and
exhibited socially. Linnet was pale
and thinner; her mother Importantly
explained that she had been working
too hard nt her profession. Soon after,
the Byron paper reported that Miss
Phyllis Benson would be obliged to
discontinue for some time her musical
studies. She had suffered a break
down under the strain of many reci
Gwendolln Mathers, unfortunately,
had been called home because of her
mother's foiil health, and would not
therefore take her anticipated Journey
abroad. So Byron was privileged to
enjoy Its own celebrities In recitals
given nt home. Tho new principal of
Byron Hill school helped much In the
Inspiration of these entertainments.
Ho was yoking, single nnd good look
ing. Moreover, he wns said to be at
work, In the seclusion of Byron, upon
some wise treatise for publication.
Then, suddenly and peacefully, Nancy
Leslie died. It was difficult for the
neighbors to realize' tho sad fact.
Why, only yesterday she had read to
them an encouraging letter from Lin
net. Linnet, she said, had sent her
twenty-five dollars. "She must make
a good deal with her stories," the
mother had said, "to spare me so,
The girl was quiet and very brave
when she was summoned home they
had expected that.
"You will go back to the city of
course," they said.
"I am not going back," she told
them gently, "because there Is no use.
I had no talent whatever In writing.
Uncle Sidney tried to help me all of
them. It was not In me. I could not
disappoint mother by telling her Just
then. I have been working in an of
fice." added Linnet. She smiled ap
peallngly, begging their pardon for
"I never will be great In any way,"
From tho shadows of the room a
man came and took her hand. It was
the school principal.
"Miss Leslie," he said, his kind eyes
upon her, "greatness lies In character
and strength in truth. So you are
great Jndeed this day. We are going
to be friends, you and I," he added
And Lluue knew that this was to
Few Like Him.
"Tho ceutenarlan refuses to tell
how he lived so long."
"He won't lay down any bard and
fast rules about what to do and what
"No. He Bays just because tie's a
hundred years old he's no longevity
"We'll get his photograph, anyhow.
He's a rare old bird."
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Fred Pullen went to Parma Sun
day, wero ho will entejd high school
as a Freshman.
Miss Bernlco MacLafferty return
ed homo last week or a fortnights
visit with her paronts, Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. MacLafferty before assuming
her position as musical director in
tho Gem State Academy in Caldwell.
Miss Marian Lowe left" Monday
for Walla Walla to take up her work
as senior in Whitman College.
Mr. and Mrs. W H." Snyder came
down from up river for a visit at the
Korr home after which they antici
pated leaving for Washington.
Mrs. S. D. Bigelow and Mr. Larsen
wero school Visitors Monday.
Mrs. Floyd Shalto nnd sons Joe
and Merle arrived Sunday for a visit
at tho Wallace' homo. Guy Wallace
brought therh oyer from Vale.
Jack McConnoll and Robert Elliot
sold their alfalfa hay to J. C. Gor
don for $10.00 a ton.
Mrs. L. B. Ramsdell of Pendleton
and daughter Mrs. Gerald Stalifield
and children, Robert and Helen
Louise, of Vale, old friends of tho
Lowe's spent tho week end there.
AVhilo hero they visited the Hot
Springs and viewed the rugged
beauty of old Mitchell Butte at
W. E. Miars of Calwell who .was a
business visitor in the valley, called
at tho Peuty home Wednesday.
A number of Owyheethans avail
ed themselves of tho opportunity to
get Elberta peaches where they were
trucked down from Emmett to
Win. Poutz and Lyftn Kygar drove
to Emmette for peaches, driving a
now team which Mr. Poutz had
gotten from Will Coleman of Nyssa
iu exchange for some young mules
Mrs. J. Shamberger and children
Ruth, Bessie and Will and Horace
Mason of Payette, and tho Overstreet
and Judd families visited at Lowe's
Sunday. Among other visitors who
came to' see' Miss Marian before her
departure for Walla Walla were
Maurlco Brainard, of Caldwell, a
high school graduate, Mr. and Mrs.
Kinder the new county club leader
and wlfo and Mr. and Mrs. H. R.
Wellman, retiring club leader and
wife. Mr. Wellman has resigned his
position as county leader of the
Boys' and Girls' clubs in order to
take a post graduate course in ed
ucational agricultural extonslon ser
vice work at tho University of Wis
consin. While glad to welcome tho
now club leader, many friends will
sincerelly regret the departure of
Mr. and Mrs. Leo. James and son
Roy, of Nyssa, were week end guests
at tho Fenn homo.
Warden Fonn Is enjoying (?) a
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