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VOLUME XI. NUMBER 41
Big Trip Will Start Septem
ber 2, Promptly at 9 A. M.
From Intersection of Ontario-Payette
Will Inspect Stock in This
County on Return Trip
Tune up the fliver .again I And
have the cook prepare more lunch.
There will another one of those
celebrated Farm Bureau tours on
September 2. This time the caravan
will move in a northerly direction,
taking in another piece of territory
attached to the Snake River valley.
Much discussion has taken place
of late about diversified farming,
crop improvement and so on. That
is well and fits in at the present
time, for a decision must be made
now if land is to bo prepared for
next year- seed secured and so on.
But there is another way to diversi
fy that is of equal importance at
the present time. It is through farm
This is the purpose of the trip to
see and study the different kinds of
farm livestock which offer on oppor
tunity for increased profits from the
farms. Each type will be discussed
by the owners and others prepared
to speak on the subject. Methods
of feeding, care and management will
come in for a fair share of the time.
ftnmo irnnd barns and shelters, silo3,
etc., will be viewed.
Tentatively, the plan is to gather;
at the Ontario-Payette-Fruitland road j
intersection promptly at 9:30 a. m., ;
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from which point tne procession win
move to inspect a fine herd of reg
istered Jerseys and see- the buildings
and ec(uipment used for them. Then
the direction wlil be north, passing
through Payette and having lunch
somewhere, in tho neighborhood, of
Weiser. On the way a herd of regi3-
FARM BUREAU WILL
TOUR IDAHO SECTION
tered Shorthorn cattle will be in- , dents of this part of Malheur unin
spected. A herd of registered Hoi- ,ty- and no one has regretted our
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stein dairy cattle win receive aiu;n-
tion either before or after lunch and
on the return trip on the Oregon
side of the river a flock of farm
sheep will be visited and some new
ideas about the .possibilities of thlu
lUCUS HUUUl .frvoo.u.i.v.wu j
kind of stock absorbed. Remember
the day and tne nour ana unng
the whole neighborhood along
, 0l tv,
George Gardner was a guest of the
Drexel Hotel while in Vale Irom
1. Hi. WttO tit a i u 1 1 " ' ' -
t tii 1. : T?ivor.
side to attend to some land office
John Hickey was also among the
Riverside visitors registered this
week in Vale.
John W. Hawkins returned to
Westfall Wednesday, after spending
a few days in this city.
TRAIN LOAD OP LIVE
STOCK GOTO MARKET
Riverside, Juntura, Brogan
And Harney Busy Ship
ping Points for Cattle
And Sheep During
Month of August
The records of tho Oregon Short
Line- show that there is much ac
tivity in shipping circles, in the
shipment of cattle and sheep from
various points in Malheur County.
During the month of August, espec
iallv the Dast two weeks, there has
been in excess of 75 cars of cattle,
and 35 cars of sheep sent to the
mai-lceta- most of them beinz shipped
to Omaha- Nebraska," while tome few
have gone to the meat consuming
public of Portland and the balance
" have e-one forth to Denver, Colo
About 60 cars of CBttle have been
sent out from Riverside, Harper and
Juntura, and 25 cars of cattle from
Brogan.' The sheep sent out have
gone from the various snipping
points in the county.
C. C. Riley sent four car loads of
horses to market in Saint Louis, Mis
souri, and it is reported that the
BUUII, V. w
I . lr.nr that ha will not
receivtvmore than $2.50 per head.
Judge McKnight and his brother,
Frank, Arthur Robbins and Diven
Brothers sent 10 car loads of cattle
to Montana to fatten, where there is
plenty of green pasture at this time
and lated will send them to the
Among the moat prominent ship-
pers concerned in the recent ship-
mcnts not mentioned above are:
W S. Perkins of Vale- Smith and
t;t,... tk. Riithorfnrrl interests, and
Arthur A. Derrick aud Derrick Bros.
tV euii News Service For .All
REX THEATRE WILL
BE IMPROVED SOON
MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES TTTAT
NFW POLICY WILL BE INflI
TIITPn. MAKING FOR BETTER
HOURE THAT EVERYONE IN
VALE WILL BE PROUD OF.
MJW AND NOVEL t E
EIGNS IN DECORATION
Mnr.ww Otto J. Pctrlch, of the
Rex Theatre, has announced that th
rodoeorntion of the Rex Theatre will
ha begun shortly, and that in ad
dition a larger picture will be pro
jected on a larger Hereon. Th.i
hou.ic wan in a rnther dilapidated and
run down condition when the present
management tio!t it over, and it has
been 8in.ee that time improved in
many respects. Manager Petrich aeys
thnt he has made it a no icy of the
ihow house to put all of the profits
back into everything that will event
ually give the people of Vale and of
Malheur County a first class theatre.
New and novel designs of decoration,
an addition to the enlargement of the
balcony, with a winding stairway, well
curtained and well Hunted. The towns
people of every city and hamlet in
the county have a keen find a-cre-ciatlve
civic and loyal pride in their
show houses, and the eon!e of Vale
no doubt will be proud of their loyal
support in making the Rex Theatr :
one thnt they can take the stranger in
our midnt to and exhihit with a jn-eat
decree of enthuinm and pride, for it
will be one thnt they can be proud of.
Kcln boost your theatre, for it is a
home institution, and here to stay.
NEW POSTMASTER FOR
Recent Appointee Lived 10
Years in Vale. Former
Postmaster Accepts a
Position With U. S.
Thomas C. McElroy, of Vale, has
been appointed Postmaster for Vale,
succeeding John P. Houston, whose
resignation takes effect on Septem-
i . , i l
per isi, ana wno ims acepieu a jju
sition with the ' United States Na
tional Bank of Vale.
Postmaster Houston has given
very' efficient service in his official
capacity, for he ha3 always done
overything that it was possible to do
jin the general interests of the resi-
curcaiieu man service on me wno
Ontario branch of the Oregon Short
Line more than he. Considering the
limitations of the service extended to
us on the branch, Postmaster Houston
deserves a vote of thanks from
very individual of the vicinity for
me oDiiging services remieieu
Postmaster McElroy is well known
to every one in this section and the
residents of the entire section within
the province of the local postof ficc
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t aggure(j tnat e will in
. J . M
jturn prove an efficient 'postmaster
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will be conducted to tha satisfaction
Mik9 Gal!r:hor of Crowley, will
bo in town ail wockt
Joe S. Wilson of Ontsno, was in
Vale transactir business U12 first oi
James Wagner of Ontario was a
business visitor in Vale this "wack.
J. C. Clenuiens of. Ontario, was a
visitor in the county seat last week.
J. S. Luddington was down from
Brogan for a few days..
J. A. Kelley was among the many
people from Ontario who visited the
county sffat this week.
J S. Redsull of Brocran, will be in
town for the next few 'days, attend
ing to business.
CLOVER CREEK SCHOOL
IS BUILT BY DONATION
Modern Community" School
Building to Accommodate
Children of New Sec
lion. Will Also Be
Used as Public Hall
The people of Wheaton Creek, Dis
trict No. 64. are now busily hauling
ling lumber from a nearby saw mill
and cooperatively constructing t
20x30 combination community ball
and school building.
The farmers have joined them
selves and by donation of money and
labor are erecting the modern buiU-
ing which is to be used as a corn-
munity house and school room.,
I Henceforth many social gathering i
of the community will be held in thu .
I The building is es ntrictl, modern .
! in construction and arrangements a . j
it i possible to make it, when its j
remoteness from the populace a j
ier is taken into com idf ration. The
principal improvement reside in'
water being piped in me uuiiuiny
L Aug Behnn of Crowley is in the
County Communities Largest ClrcoUUon la Every 8ertlon Of Malheur
HARPER BECOMES FAMOUS WITH BIG TRIP0L1TE MINE
Mine Now In Readiness For Shipment of Large Quantities of Diatomaccous Earth.
Tramways Have Been Built and Automatic Cars Installed Which Facilitate The
Lending ef Trucks That Bring Chalk To Factory- Road Put m Shape To
Withstand Heavy Traffic. Three Hundred Men Will Be Employed By
The Company. Development of Industry Comparatively New Here
The American Diato Company of
Harper has ubout completed the
jwork' necesary for handling a much
greater amount of diato than has
; heretofore beeri hnndled by the mill
Ithnro. Most of the summer has been
spent in making improvements to get
ready for a big business this fall.
The mine is about seven miles dut
of Harper, near the Westfall road.
Tramways have been built and auto
matic cars- installed which greatly
facilitate the loading of trucks that
bring the chalk to the factory. Last
fall and winter a great deal of work
!was done to put the road in shape
'to withstand the heavy traffic in
cident to the heavy output at -the
I factory. The Diato Company, co-operated
with Malheur County in the
! construction of the road. The work
of hauling has been contracted for
by Arthur Crandall, who has pur
chased a couple of large Republic
truck3 and is preparing to accommo
date the best output the factory can
The buildjng which was construct
ed last winter is 50x125 feet. There
ia a 50-ton bin irto which the trucks
pre dumped. The chalk is fed. from
this bin into conveyors which carry
BROGAN NEWS NOTES
Return From Camping Trip
Monday. Farewell Party
Given in Honor of De
Tom Logan and family, Eldon
Madon - and Dave Logan returned
from their-camping' trip Monday.
There was a big auction sale at
Fred Mitchell's place Tuesday.
Mr. and Mr3. George Voak and
children are guest3 of Mr3. A. Deu
brava. Little Harriet Deubrava has been
very sick for the past few days.
S. M. Molthan of Ironside, who
hu3 just returned from Boise- is
vi iting friends and relatives here.
F. W. Smith and Ben Rutherford
made a busines trip to Vale Monday.
Elton Smith is visiting in Unity.
John Ihom-on and family have
gene to tha mountains.
Lorcnz Tschrigi has gone to On
tario to meat hi3 wife, who has been
visiting in Pr i liund the . past month.
Tiiey w"'l return Thursday.
J. A. Smith made a business trip
u Eonita. Sunday.
Ruby Kelly and family have re
turned from the mountain:.
Remarkable Likeness cf
Senator Warren G. Hard
ing and George Wash
ington Attracts the
Attention of The
People of The
These photographs show
the remarkable likeness of
Senator Warren G. Hard
ing, Republican candidate
for President, and George
Washington, the first presi
dent of the United States
They were published in a
recent issue of the Boston
Evening Transcript. The
large picture in the oval and
the smaller picture of Sen
ator Harding on the right
were made from the same
photograph. The face has
not been touched up in any
vvajr, but merely framed in
tho Washington headgear
and dress. The Transcript
reproduced these pictures
after receiving a number of
letters calling attention to
the similarity between the
first President and Senator
Harding. These pictures
are reproduced by permis
sion of Boston Transcript.
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The home Newspaper, Read In Every Nook of Malheur
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1920
it to a crusher which breaks it up
into fine pieces. Other conveyors
carrv the crushed chalk nto bins in
the loft. These bins feed by grav
ity into the pulverizer below, and
from the pulverizer it is blown by
air pressure into the pipes tnat car
rv it to the sacker. The first time
the chalk is handled after being
mined is when the sacks are sewed
and placed in storage. At presnt
there is storage space lor ten cars
in the building. '
Ud to this time the work in the
mill has been carried on without
conveyors and only the small mill
ftistalled last winter has been in
operation, but Engineer Wells, who
has had charge of all the worK tnis
Riimnu-r. is exDectinir advice from
Portland any day, that the big ma
chinery has been shipped, lhe fac
tory, when fully equipped, will have
one' Email and two large mills, also
a 100 horsepower engine. An elec
tric light plant will also be in
stalled. The development of the in
dustry which made possible the es
tablishment of the factory at this
place is comparatively new. The
"diato" or diatomaceous earth, some
times called tripolite, and called
J. A. Smith and family went to
Ontario Monday, the 16th, to the
Mrs. Axtle Reed and Thelma Smith
motored to Vale Thursday.
Some of the Broean people en
joyed a farewell party nt the home of
Fred Mitchell Monday evening.
Amoner the Ironside people who
r.ttended the . sale at the Mitchell
place, were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith,
Orville Nicholes, Arthur Nicholes,
Summer Smfth and Elmer Molthan.
Mrs. John Smith and daughter of
Beulah have srone to Ironside to
spend the week end with Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Ben Rutherford of Cow Valley, is
Mrs. Bert Northup of Caldwell, h
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs..
J. F. Reed.
Richard Reed returned from Ta
coma, Washington, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed and
daughter,- Modest, and Josephine
Tague, went to Baker last week.
Leeland McKinney is visiting with
Ted Howard this week.. .
Many Cow Valley people attended
the sale at the Mitchell place.
Herb Ricker and son, Eldon, of
Vale, were Brogan visitors Tuesday.
Mrs. Axtle Reed's mother, Mrs.
Baker, left for her home in Portland
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County - Bert Medium For All County
"Fuller's Earth" at other times, is
absolutely pure, as it appears in
this section. There is nothing mixed
"with it that must bo taken out For
this reason these fields are particu
larly valuable. An interested Pitts-
hurir visitor states that there, are
large deposits in the eastern section,
but as yet no way has been iouna
for eradicating the foreign matter in
the deposits there. It is therefore
not a marketable commodity and does
not compare with the local product.
The deposits are found in tnicK
strata over a vast area of country
stretchine about twenty miles north
And west of Harner. Most of this
ground has been located by the
American Diato Company Juid by the
Naptbn Brothers who represent large
interests in Montana.
It is expected that this factory will
work about twenty men within the
next thirty days, and when pushed
to capacity it will require about three
hundred men and will put out about
nine car loads per day. The product
is used in sugar refineries, smelters-
as an insulator for steam plants, re
frigerator cars, etc., and in a minor
way is used as a polisher and house
hold cleansing agent.
BIG FIRE IN ONTARIO
White House Lunch Room
And Adjoining Building
Put Out of Business.
Ontario's Second Fire
Within Two Weeks
Two buildings wore destroyed by
a fire which broke out in the White
House eating tyitce, at Ontario," about1
one o'clock Thursday morning. It
is not known how the fire started.
. The fire was extinguished prompt
ly ly the fire department, but the
building in which the lunch room
was conducted and the adjoining
building, which is on one of tho
busy corners of . Oregon Avenue,
were very badly damaged. The
wall.1 are left standing- but the in
terior of both buildings were gutted
by tho ravages of the flames.
Both of the structures were of
one-story frame construction and
were erected in the early days of the
town. They will probably be razed,
as no buildings of liko construction,
is now permitted under the restric
tions of the city ordinances. This
is the second fire that has occurred
in Ontario in the past two weeks, a
garage having burned recently.
Dr. R. V. Patton is a guest of the
and Outside Advertisers.
BIG BEND CORN IS
BIG PRIZE WINNER
RANCHER DEMONSTRATES FACT
THAT BEST BEKD CORN CAN
BE PRODUCED IN MALHEUR
COUNTY. CORN AVERAGES
ABOUT TEN FEET IN
FIELD AND YIELDS 1
' BUSHELS TO THE ACRE
Growing of tttd corn In Mainour
County hM been demonstrated on a
ueeeaaful baste on the ranch of E. H.
Brumbaek, of Big Bend, where one of
tho banner stands of Yellow Dent
Corn has been produced. The corn la
a perfect stand, averaRins: about ten
fet hlRh throughout tha entire field,
and Hives every promise of yielding
about 100 bushels to the aero. It wi.
cheeked rowed, and as viewed now
is a beautiful field of corn.. The seed
employed was tested for germination
and was especially well bred for the
production of corn for seeding pur-
make the growing of various aeeils
regular business and he la one of the
most consistent boosters that the coun
ty possesses. He advocates diversified
farming on either a large or small
scale, and in the past he has demon
strated the success of growing various
crops and he baa practiced the rotation
of crops to keep his soils up to a high
standard. He plants clover the first
year, corn tho second, and grain the
third year, then rotation la repeated.
There are many similar stands of corn
on new and old land In the county
which will be taken up in these col
umns In future issues of this paper.
Mr. urumDHI naa oeciaea w
SHEETS' RANCH HOME
IS DESTROYED BY FIRE
House of Rancher and For
mer Editor of Gate City
Journal Near Nyssa Is
Burned To Ground.
Everything Is Lost
The ranch home of Fred L. Sheets,
about three miles this side of Nyssa,
was totally destroyed by fire on the
morning of Saturday, August 28th.
It is not known just how the fire
All of the household effects of the
family, even to all of their clothing,
was destroyed, nothing being saved.
The property was covered to about
fifty per cent of the value of the
loss and the family are temporarily
residing In the house of ranch No. 1
of the Eastern Oregon Land Com
papy, about one mile from the Sheett
Mis. Sheets was in the ct of
getting some wood from the yard
when she observed that the house
is afire- and the flames had
gained to the extent that it was
impossible to save a solitary article
of furniture of wearing apparel.
BRUNO FIXED IT
Local Expert Mechanic Assists The
Malheur Enterprise To Emerge
From Their Great Dilemma
During the past several weeks we
havo had considerable trouble with
our cylinder press-, upon which the
Enterprise is printed. We finally
discovered the back grippers did not
bite" enough of the paper to carry
the printed sheet- to the delivery
table. We engaged Bruno Riedel to
"stretch" the grippers by making
them loneer. and our trials and
tribulations then ended, thanks to
the mechanical ability of Mr. Riedel
who nerformed a first class job in
what we consider record time.
Frank Anderson was a guest at
the Arlington while in town.
John Benefield of Juntura, came
down to Vale to attend to business.
P. F. Bruman was a business vis
itor from Ontario in the county seat
L. E. Gerrish of Nyssa, came to
the county teat Monday on business.
A GLANCE AT MARKETS
FOR HONTHOF AUGUST
Reported by the United
States Bureau of Markets
Of The Department of
Agriculture For lhe
Month of August
A slight decrease in total meats in
cold storage August 1st, is shown
by monthly reports to the Bureau
The monthly report for fruit and
vegetable markets shows general
midsummer declines. Severe de
clines in potatoes and cantaloupes.
Watermelons moderately lower. Total
fruit and vegetable shipments falling
off. Severe slumps in prices of
sheep and lambs and narrowing of
price range for hogs were the fea
tures in livestock market for the
week. Dreesed lamb and mutton de
clined, while the veal market became
almost demoralized. Butter markets
took sudden turn for the better.
Cheese markets were still Inactive.
Grain prices reacted and showed
general upward tendency during the
week following unusual decline. Ca
nadian wheat control not to be ex
ercised. Cotton prices fell -to still
lower figures. New hay became
mora important factor in market
with prices close to those for old
Advertise in the Enterprise
The only paper that circulate .
throughout the whole of Malheur
County. It has more readers because
it prints more reading m at tei4. Peo
ple pay for the Enterprise because
they want to read the best reviews
of Northwestern and world news;
the most thorough reports of South
eastern Oregon irrigation, stock, oil,
farming, mineral and community
progress; the latest market quota
tions; all filings in the U. S. Land
Office, Vale district, etc. ,
SUBSCRIPTION $3.00 PER YEAR
RESCUES HER CHILD
Bonita Woman Kills Rabid
Coyote With 39-30 Rifle,
After Daughter Had Es
caped From Mad Pest by ;
Climbing Upon Roof of a
Shed Near Their Home.
The Malheur Enterprise is in te
ceipt cf newH from the Bonita sec
tion that brings to mind the recur
rent fact that for the time at least
we still " reside on" the frontier. Tim
was when the women of this section
were frequently called upon to ex
ercise the courage that made them
the brave helpmates of the early
settlers, and made tha settlement of ,
this, the last frontier, possible.
On August 19- 1920, a rabid coyote
ran amuck on the Walter W. Cavi
ness ranch near Bonita, and when
first observed by Mrs. Caviness the
animal had chased her six-year-old
daughter upon a shed. Mrs. Cavi
ness quickly secured the 30-30 rifle
and split the coyote through th6 mid
dle. Immediately upon the crock of
the gun the Caviness dogs joined .
in the fray and one of them wa
hanging on each end of the coyote
as. he gave up the ghost as a re
sult of Mr 3. Caviness' marksman
The dogs raised quite a row in .
their attempt to turn the coyote as
he fought his way through the field
toward he house. ,
At this particular time of the year
many of the wild dogs go mad and
many Btrong men have been known
to climb a tree to get away from
Davis C. Williams was down from
Juntura in the Interests of tho cattle
business of that section.
Joo Weber wilj be in Vale for ;
few days this week- looking after hit . ,
interests in this section of the coun
try. - ' : .
A. H. Retting motored down from
Brogan the last of the week to mak
a short business trip. .
L. L. Goodwin of Watson is a bus
iness visitor in the city.
Eston Scoggin of Wat3on is In
Vale for a few days, in the interests ,
of tho cattle business, 'a
John McNulty, a prominent cattle
man of the Watson section, was in
town last Saturday.
Steve Ward, also of Watson, was
In Vale the latter part of the week.
looking after his interests in this ,
section of the country.
W. T. Tomblin of Harper, will be
in Vale for the liext few days.
Mr, and Mrs. Claude Derrick were
Vale visitors for a few hours Tues
day. B. A. Harris, who was in Vale the
latter part of last week, returned to
his home in Bonita Tuesday.
Simon Servatius, of Bonita- is on
one of his numerous trips to Vale. .'
CITY PARK BEAUTIFUL
SUBSCRIBED BY NYSSA 1
Live Wire of Gate City
Raises $1500.00 By In
dividual Subscription in ,4
Twelve Hours. Mass
Meeting August 30
One of the consistent boosters cf ,
the town of Nyssa, (P. M. Warren)
took piece of paper and a pencil
and saw a number of the various
business men of the Gate City- and
as a result of his endeavor he was
successful in subscribing the sum
of $1500 in ono day's work ana
boosting, which sum is to be em
ployed in the construction of a city
It is contemplated that the addi
tional sum of $1500 will be raised
at a mass meeting of the towns- ,
people and the residents of the vl-
cinity to be held on the evening or
August 80th, at which time the pro
ject In its entirety, will be explained
by those who are now wormng lor
the community betterment.
The park is to bo after the plan
of the park at Weiser- with plenty
of shade, running water ana nil oi
the modern improvements that axa
so essential to the comfort of those
on recreation bent, and there is to
be a first clu.ia community hall and
dance pavilion in tho center of the
This enterprise by the Gato City A
of Malheur county tends to show
hnw tho various communities of Mal
heur county are waking from their
lethargic attitude of inactivity iu
things civic and should be employed
as a notice to tnoso wno are situ
jinactive to get busy. ?
city on business.