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THE MALHEUR ENTERPRISE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1916.
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VALE ENTERTAINMENT COURSE
The Killarney Girls and Rita Rich At The Rex
December 16. Tickets $1.00; Balcony 50c
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. tAGE SIX
THE KILLARNEY GIRLS AND
To be at the Rex Saturday Evening1,
"ff December 16.
, Tho Killarney Girls appear in Irish
costumes and, with an appropriate
setting', present a program of instru
mental music and singing, with em
phasis on the latter. There are Irish
songs that range from simple folklore
to the Irish classics, all of which aro
rendered by a company of real artists.
For Xmas Noveltiea
THE KILLARNEY GIRLS AND
The company, as before, is headed
by Miss Rita Rich, one of tho best
known lady singers and entertainers.
Sho has so many accomplishments
that it is difficult to tell of them in
detail. It is, however, as a reader,
entertainer and impersonator that
sho has gained her chief distinction.
Carries a wonderful display of variety
goods, including mechanical toys, games, erec
tor outfits, guns, and every imaginable kind of
toy suitable for a Xmas gift to the youngsters.
Also a big Santa Claus mail box in front, for
the kiddies to mail their letters, and best of all
Santa himself will come to the store on Dec
ember 23rd, to meet the children.
Vale's Only Variety Store
MISS RITA RICH
Miss Rich is ably seconded by Miss
Laura Werno, who has a splendid
mezzo soprano voice, great dramatic
ability and has gained much praise
for herself and distinction for tho
company by her interpretation of hu
morous and dramatic readings nnd
Miss Marguorito Andrews, contral
to soloist, possesses u wonderful
voice that has brought her much fa
vorable comment on account of its
unusual quality, its dramtic brillianco
and its sympathetic appeal.
The reports from tho committees
nnd tho press during all of their four
seasons of booking hnvo been warm
nnd enthusiastic in their praise.
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RIVERDALE, Orcg., Dec. 6. A.
D. Kyte is building an addition to his
barn in order to make room for more
stock. Mr. Kyto is always busy mak
ing improvements nnd looking nfter
John Thorn butchered about twen
ty fat hogs .his week and expects to
livo on easy street with plenty of hog
and hominy for tho next few weeks.
Ho likes the swine business and may
go into it more extensively in tho fu
U. II. Spicer is completing n new
barn and making other improvements
, on his ranch.
J. W. Stoncmnn has traded his
eighty acre ranch for four hundred
acres of farming and grazing land
near Cambridge, Idaho, and will
move about the first of March. Mr.
nnd Mrs. Stoneman arrived here
about eight years ago from Colorado
and have made many warm friends
during that time who nro reluctant
to see them go, and all join in wish
ing them much joy and prosperity in
their new home.
Charles 'Johnson is making some
improvements on his place south of
Snake river bridge which ho purchas
ed a few months ago. Tho plnco has
been neglected for some years.
Gnmo Warden Kyte has had some
lively times with "smart" guys who
insist on hunting in season and out
of senson without license, however,
when ho turns them loose they are
only to willing to fan tho breeze to
their homes and mamas.
N. O. White has about comnletcd
sory vaccination, a citizen had to vote
"no" on the measure, for it read "to
prohibit compulsory vaccination."
There appears to be a fair chance
of getting almost any measure pass
ed if the phrasing is sufficiently com
plicated, especially if it involves a
double negative, unless an effective
and somewhat expensive campaign is
conducted aginst the measure. On
the same ballot was a single-tax mea
sure called "full rental value, land
tax and home makers' loan fund
amendment" involving eighteen sec
tions. Comparatively few voters un
derstood all that the measure involv
ed, but a vigorous campaign- against
it defeated it by a vote of 164,488 to,
On the other hand, tho citizens ap
parently expressed their convictions
at the polls concerning the one meas
ure on tho same ballot, which they
understood perfectly, the measure
permitting tho manufacture and sale
of beer. They defeated this measure
by as large a majority as they cast
in favor of prohibition two years' be
fore. All of which seems to show
that the State can be protected from
tho dangers of the initiative and ref
erendum only by organized agencies
of public education whoso sole object
is to bring to all the vorers accurate
and impartial information on nil the
measures. Partisans cannot be trust
ed to perform this work.
oral Farm Loan Board, Washington,
D. C, has prepared forms upon which
these applications may1 be made, and
this office has requested a supply of
these forms. Upon receipt they will
be furnished to those interested in
forming loan associations.
ARNE IS PLEASED
(Continued from, page 1.)
over the United States regard this
law as one of the best pieces of school
legislation .ever enacted. Indications
are that many of the other States will
enact a similar law.
Donald McLeod, of Harper, was in
tho city Wednesday.
Fred Simon, a brother of Ad. M.
Simon, was n Vale visitor Sunday.
Mr. Fred Simon is in. charge of tho
Dlackfoot branch of the Alexander
company chain of clothing stores.
P. E. Joyce, of Junturn, was a Vale
L. D. West, of Mooreville, was a
visitor in tho county seat tho latter
part of the week.
Isaac Elmendorf, from the Ironside
country, was n Vale visitor Thursday.
Mrs. T. L. Skinner arrived in Vale
from Jordan Valley Friday.
Judge Dalton Biggs came up from
Ontario Friday morning on court bus
iness. Clove Cnmman came down from
Westfall the latter part of the week.
Mrs. Annn Roethler was n Westfnll
TO SECURE LOAN
(Continued from page 1.)
VOTERS DID NOT UNDERSTAND
(From the Oregon Voter.)
Tho importance of systematic
means of assisting voters to use
their privileges intelligently under
the initiative and referendum appears
to have been shown in the Oregon
stnto election of 1910. The Lccrisln-
n largo now barn and will bo nblo to . tUro submitted to tho people an
An area of 19,840 acres has been
eliminated from the Itoutt Nntionnl
Forest in Colorndo by Presidential
proclamation. This area hns little
vnluo for National Forest purposes
or for farming nnd one-third of it is
already in privnte ownership.
Fifteen thousand pcoplo from thirty
states and n dozen foreign countries
visited Englo camp grounds on tho
Oregon National Forest in 191G. This
camp ground is 45 miles east of
Portland on tho Columbia Highway,
Tho Wind River Forest Nursery, on
tho Columbia National Forest, hns an
annual output of two million young
trpes which nro used in roforestntion
work on tho Nntionnl Forests of Oro
gon and Washington.
Tho total estimated number of vis
itors on tho National Forests of Col
orado during the summer of 1015 is
605,000. Of this number, 471,500 vis-
Ited tho Piko Nntionnl Forest.
A total of 1,154,385 hend of Bhccp,
cattle, horses and hogs were grazed
under permit on tho Nntionnl Forest
ranges of Oregon nnd Washington
-If Jt is impossible to clean a milk
vessel after use, it should bo kept
filled with or immersed in water.
givo his dairy cows and other stock
bettor treatment than usunl snving
feed, flesh, etc,
Myron Patch butchered a big fat
cow a few days ago, selling tho meat
to tho neighbors nt most reasonable
prices. If moro farmers would go
and do likewise tho high cost .of liv
ing would bo greatly reduced.
Mr. Garrett, who leased tho Georgo
Nesbitt farm tho past summer, plant
ing most of tho place to beans, has
decided to throw up and movo to
Weiser for tho winter. Ho does not
think beans n pnying crop, being too
much bnck breaking work attached
to tho proposition.
Roy Pnrkcr, who recently moved
hero from Cash Vnlley, Utnh, pur
chnsing the Johnson nnd Brent place,
has bought n new up-to-dnte gnsolino
engino to bo used in pumping wnter
for stock nnd other purposes.
J. W. Crnnor is making somo im
provements in hia burn and othor
Oscur Grnnt, who is visiting his
Bister near Portland, writes that small
creeks and rivers hnvo recently been
frozen ovor nnd that tho weather has
been unusually cold for that part of
tho state at this timo of year.
DO XMAS SHOPPING
EARLY, READ ADS
"Do your Chrismas shopping enr-
ly" is the popular slogan theso days.
Tho rnpldity with which some holiday
stocks in tho city aro nlready disap
pearing, spenks well for the truth of
that adage. Tho Enterprise columns
this week contnin u number of Christ-
mns mis for stores in tho county. Con
sult them, nnd remember their state
ments when on your holiday shopping
amendment to the Constitution of the
State removing tho discrimination
against negro and mulatto citizens.
That provision of tho Constitution
hns, of course, long been obsolete;
the object in submitting the measure
to tho people was merely to remove
dead matter from tho Constitution.
Nothing moro than this was snid
nbout it nt tho community meetings.
Thero was littlo opposition to the
amendment nnd little discussion of it.
Yet tho measure was lost by n voto of
100,004 to 100,147.
If the citizens should enst their
votes for nny mensuro nt random,
without rending tho measure, approx
imately the same voto might be ex
pected. Somo voters took this as
their only opportunity of expressing
their disnpprovnl of tho fourteenth
amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion, but it is virtunlly certuin tluit
n lnrgo number of those who voted
against the measure did not intend
so to voto.
Ono trouble seems to hnvo been in
determining whether it was neces
sary to voto "yes" or "no" in order
to voto in favor of negro suffrage.
Tho ballot rend "An amendment re
moving the discrimination against
negro nnd mulntto citizens." It is
probable that many of tho negntivo
voters who rend the mensurc nt nil
cnught tho phrnso "discrimination
ngainst negro nnd mulatto citizens,"
and voted "no," meaning to voto
against discrimination. The double
negative nppenrs to hnvo been too
much for them.
On the samo ballot were other dou
ble negatives. A citizen who wished ',
to voto in fuvor of tho Sunday clos
ing law had to voto "no" on tho mens-
ure, bocnuso it rend "A bill repealing
nnd nbolishing the Sunday closing
Jaw," To vote in favor of compul-
in the original application and or
ganization certificate. This corpora
tion will have directors and officers
selected by the shareholders to do its
business in accordance with the by
for their guidance. The active exe
cutive officer of the association will
be the secretary-treasurer, and his
duties are set forth in section 7 of
tho fnrm-loan act.
These associations are organized
for tho primary purpose of giving to
each borrower the benefit of tho com
bined credit of nil its members, to the
extent of the capital contributed and
tho limited liability they each incur,
and hence the associations are requir
ed to indorse every loan made to
members. It is also through these
associations that th Borrowers will
uultimately become the owners of the
Federal land banks. The association
decides whether any loan slfall be
made or not by refusing the applica
tion for every loan which -is consider
ed unsafe or .even doubtful No loan
can be made unless it is approved by
tho loan committee after examina
tion of tho land offered as security.
Tho national farm-loan associations
are not limited as to the number of
their members. After one is organ
ized it may serve nn entire neighbor
hood by receiving new members. ,
Each association may obtain in loans
for its members twenty times the
amount of its stock in the Federal
land bank, no matter how large its
holdings of stock may become by the
growth of the association
1. No loan may bo made except up
on tho security of first mortgnges.
2. Tho amount of tho mortgage con
not exceed one-half tho appraised val
ue of tho land and 20 per cent of tho
permanent improvements thereon,
which must bo insured.
3. Tho proceeds of tho loan must
bo used for tho extinguishment of
preexisting indebtedness or for pro
ductive purposes, which includes the
purchase of livo stock, fertilizers,
equipment, nnd improvements (see
sec. 12, fnrm-loan net.)
4. Every mortgngo must contnin an
agreement to pay off the debt (prin
cipal nnd interest) in fixed annual or
"5. Tho amount of ench installment
may bo fixed by tho borrower, but
enn not bo less than sufficient to pay
off tjio debt in 40 years nor greater
than to pay off in G years.
0. Tho rnto of interest charged any
borrower can not exceed C per cent
7. The borrower can not be callod
upon to pay the debt exeppt by the
installments ho originally fixes, un
less ho defnults, but after fivo years
ho may pny off tho whole or nny por
tion, nt his option, nt nny installment
Tho first step is, ns stntcd, to so
cure tho cooperntion of nt Icnst 10
landowners in ono neighborhood who
wish to borrow nt lenst $20,000 nil
told. Theso men decide upon tho ter
iltory in which their association ex
pects to do business, the name under
which they will do business, the
amount each landowner desires to
borrow, tho estimated value of tho se
curity each offers, and how tho funds
nre to bo used, which information is
included in the application, signed by
nil members, for a charter, The Fed-
Alice Curtis hns been employed ns
an assistant to Mrs. Thompson in tho
Owyhee school. This school is too
largo for one teacher and the decision
of the Board to add a teacher is time
ly. The higher grade of work that
can, be dono now will remove any
possible objection to tho extra ex
Clare Mtirfitt is teaching success
fully in Dist. No. 4, west of Vale.
Sadie" Ejewett, one of the Malheur
county teachers, is in school in Boise
Mr. Seeling, of the Brogan schools,
spent Thanksgiving with Supt. and
Mrs. Ruring of Vale. Mr. Seeling
was a high school student of Mr. Rur-
ing's before going to the Bellinghnm
Erma Hope and Grace Chappell are
teaching in the Rye Valley school.
Miss Louise Sears, who teaches at
Harper, reports a school program and
a basket social held at Harper. The
neat sum of $54.25 was the outcome,
This will be used for the benefit of
Miss George Hodgson and Miss
Mary Fikan are teaching their third
year in Juntura. They nre doing the
same splendid grade of work that
has characterized the Juntura schools
for the past few years.
NOT FAVORABLY CONSIDERED
The new tax limitation law is not
meeting with the favor such a law
was supposed to obtain. Salem legal
lights find much to find fault with.
The possibility of special elections
for the purpose of obtaining neces
sary funds for various purposes does
not meet with unqualified endorse
Special elections cost money and
the calling of them for initiative
laws, voting taxes and recalls does
not accord with economical ideas pre
valent in counties where special elec
tions mean an expense of from $2,000
ALL WOMEN ARE
Election at Umatilla Results in
All Women Officers Being
Elected, says Report.
In the city election held in Umatil
la city the other day, every officer
elected was a woman, the first time
such a thing has occurred in the state
of Oregon. The wife or tho mayor of
Umatilla, who was a candidate
against her husband, was elected by
an overwhelming vote.
KEEPING GOOD ROADS GOOD
Ample Provision for Maintenance
Should Be Part of Improved
Keeping good roads good is tho
most important task in connection
with nn improved highwny system,
onco tho construction work is com
pleted. In tho United Stntes in the
past this tnsk usually hns been neg
lected, the improved ronds in mnny in
stances being nllowed to deteriorate
until they beenme nlmost impassable,
when they were, at heavy cost, re
built. That States and counties nre
now coming to recognize the need of
careful nnd thoroughgoing mainte
nance, however, is indicated by stud
ies of county road systcms'in differ
ent sections of tho country recently
made by tho Office of Public Roads
and Rural Engineering of the depart
ment. Whllo some of tho eight counties
in which intensive studies were made
wero found to hnvo no provisions for
maintenance nnd others were found
to pny for upkeep of the ronds out
of bond-issuo funds, thus crenting a
debt that would outlive the tempor
ary improvement by many years, two
counties in widely separated Stntes
wore found in which maintenance con
ditions wero practically all that could
HARVEST'S OVER-COUNT YOUR SHEKELS
HAVE YOU INCREASED YOUR INCOME?
IF NOT, WHY NOT?
DID YOU EVER STOP TO CONSIDER THAT
MONEY INVESTED IN BETTER BARNS,
CHICKEN HOUSES, HOG HOUSES, ETC.,
WILL INCREASE YOUR INCOME?
JOIN THE NEW YEAR SQUAD !
START RIGHT AND IMPROVE YOUR EQUIPMENT.
Talk it Over With Us. We Will
Furnish Your Plans
Our Architectural Department
is at Your Service for the
He Knows Whereof He Speaks
DO IT NOW!
How often do you say "What is the matter with my stove?
It won't burn and there's no heat."
Did you ever stop to think that it might be the coal that is
the trouble, and not the stove? If you haven't, start right in
now, and look into the coal question.
produces intense heat, and is easily regulated. You can't force
it to clinker. It leaves a fine white ash which is light to carry.
As a matter of fact, it's all coal and nothing else.
"Rock Springs Coal burns better when there is a
little Rock Springs slack mixed with the lumps."
Your dealer can supply you.
Buy early and thereby get your pick. We
have on display a large variety in Toys, Dolls,
Doll Buggies, Beds and Cradles, Children's Wa
gons, Velocipedes, Rocking Horses, Chairs and
very large and select line of fancy China, single
Rockers, Games, Guns, in fact hundreds of
things in the line suitable for Christmas -gifts.
Suitable as presents to all ages we have a
pieces and in sets and a variety of pieces in Cut
Glass at prices remarkably low.
Come and look over our stock.
THE VARIETY STORE
be desired. In Mississippi,
found, there is a State law requiring
that n special annual tax of at elast
1 mill shall be levied for the upkeep
of all roads constructed by means of
bond issues, the fund to be kept sep
arate from all other funds and to be
used for maintenance only. Instead
of the deterioration taking place on
the roads of some of tho counties in
other States on which examinations
were made, it was found that in Lau
derdale County, Miss., roads built sev
eral years ago nnd maintained from
the special fund have actually im
proved since their completion.
Tho county roods of Franklin Coun
ty, N. Y., it was found, are main
tained with a contribution of 50 per
cent by the Stato and under indirejt
State supervision. As a result of
this system, the roads have been kept
up to .their condition on completion.
While provisions for maintenance
were on the whole not satisfactory in
the counties of the other States in
which studies were made, this condi
tion since has been remedied in Vir
ginia by the passage of a State law
providing that nn nnnunl tax of not
less than 3 per cent-of the amount of
bonds issued shall be levied to pro
vide a maintenance fund for bond
Tho existence of n regulntion tend
ing to lessen dnmnge to roads and so
to reduce maintenance costs was re
vealed by the studies in Spotsylvania
County, Va., where the county sup
ervisors had passed an ordinance
placing a relatively low limit on loads
that may be hauled in wagons fitted
with narrow tires and a considerably
higher limit on loads for wide-tired