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Crook County' J
COJNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
"We have mat the enemy and they
re ours." Such In substance la tba
general expression ot thuaa who
were fortunate anouxb to attend tba
Rone Festival In Portland last weak,
with King Alfalfa and bla marcbrhg
Sixty-six num. all In tba official
uniform, composed a (roup ot men
four wide and a block long, march
ing nnar the bond of tba parade for
four bnura a week ago today, and
wore people learned to Bay "Oohoo
eo" and to respect and boost for the
live bunch of men who had driven
the 2G0 miles to got In line there,
than had ever before.
Fred Houlacbur anya that 'plana
are already under way to hold the
1922 fontlvnl In Crook count jr, and
whether tlio center of festivities will
be at Powell Duttn Community Hull
or at the Ochoco Hum will bo 'loft to
a vote ot the Irrigator!.
We are not pri'parod to state that
this li official, but If Fred and the
bunch go after the show for Crook
county, we have no douht that It will
bo held here.
If audi a change wore made, It la
ure that thore will be more pep to
the occasion' than hua ever been seen
A banquet at Hotel Benson, atten
ded by the Irrigators In a body, and
at which the Blue Mountain Oil
Cas Company were bosU, was one of
the Important features of the pro
gram. Following the banquet the entire
group attended the theatre, guests
of J. B. Sparks ot this city. Here
s everywhere else, the Irrigators
captured the place and did some real
At Motel Portland, the general
headquarters for King Alfalfa and
Ms court, the only men who receiv
ed attention were those In blue dent
in and straw beta.
We are not prepared to say Just
what happened Wednesday evening
AT THE WAREHOUSE
Omur Wilson announces that he
will have a big dunce at the Tum-A-Lum
warehouse which he Is rushing
to completion, Saturday evening,
Mimic Is to be furnlshe-d by the
Johnson Creek Jazz Band, and the
proceed)) of the function, he says,
are to be used for the purchase ot
uniforms tor the musicians.
J. C. Houston ot Roberts reports
the loss of a valuable cow on Thurs
In the afternoon Mr. Houston had
passed by the pasture where the cow
was grazing and noticed that she was
feeding from a bed of Jim Hill mus
tard. Later that evening when the
cow did not return to the barn, he
supposed that she had merely stray
ed off, and undertook to bring her
in. After searching around the
field he found her where she had
died. Mr. Houston thinks that dea
th occurred from the mustard she
had eaten, although lie had no pre
vious experience of this kind. At
any rate it would pay to investigate
into the matter, as an ounce of pre
vention Is worth a pound of cure.
Percy Smith ia visiting in Prlne
vllle with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
if t m is
OF CROOK COUNTY
when the Irrigators attended the
theatre In a group, for the reaaon of
rigid censorship of attacbeea of King
We will leave the deductions to
the reader, and will leave It to our
frlond David Hazen ot The Tele
gram who told tba story aa follows:
Oh, say, some of the dimple-kneed
darljngs of Mary are aure going
to have burning ears when the next tlon of the various Irrigation struc
meeting of the Prlnevllle Sewing tures of the country,
circle Is held. The men here from j Mr. Scobey ilslted the Ochoco res
Crook County for the Rose Festival ervolr with Fred Hoelscher. Ben Sor
cantured the bunch at the Holllg last dal. Engineer' Froyseth, and Fred
night, Just bog-tied their little N. Wallace of Tumalo.
hearts and roped their mrry aouis; He aays the Ochoco reservoir Is
like the boya of the Bar-7 ranch take much like many other earth fill
In the yearlings, j dams he has visited, all of which
The peppy maids of Mary every have eonie leakage, and thore Is ab
ono of whom Is kept busier than a solutely no fenture of the local slt
hlred girl In a family of ton, put In untlon that Is unusual or In the
an additional fifty pounds of Jazs leant more than should be expected, ; continued over from the May ex
for the Prlnevlllo Irrigators at the Mr. Scobey says also that these se-,: animations and in part of .them the
opening show. Portland post of the
American Legion, whose handsome
young offlcora thought they were go- initiated.
Ing to capture Mary's chorus were' Mr. Scobey Is author of a number
backed off the footlights by the buc-'of very Important government bulle
caroos. tins on Irrigation and Irrigation stru-
Throughout most of the show the cturea.
girls wore the ribbons of the Crook j
County crew, and In the laat act
wonderfully winsome Margurlte len
der almost wrecked some Prlnevllle
home by wearing the colore of one
6f that town'a loading citizens.
This wee maid, who can act and
slug and dance, was a stranger In
these parte, but If she doesn't leave
Oregon with a deed to a big Crook
County ranch hid away In her stock-
lugs, Its because It waa too audden.
The large chorua and the many
dancera with Mary suggested to tbe
Prlnevllle delegation the definition
of the proper way to klaa as explain-
ed by Gaston Marceau "So full of
linger, so full of longer." If you
want to forget the high water, the
in. on mo morigane ana even
next month's alimony, go see Mary.
The annual school elections will
he hold throughout the county and
state next Monday.
In the country districts, 2 o'clock
In the afternoon Is the usual hour
for these meetings, and the school
house la the place.
Business to be transacted this
year will be the election of clerk and
one director In most districts.
There will be no voting on spec
ial school taxes, as such for some
reason Is held Illegal at this election
according to instructions received
by J. E. Myers, county superintend
ent from the attorney general.
In the Prlnevllle, district the meet
ing will be held at 10 in the morn
ing, and a good meeting la In pros
pect because ot the fact that discus
sion of a ten months term will be
taken up, It Is said.
THIRD STRKKT IS
A series ot three street lights, on
the south side of third street Is be
ing installed this week by the Des
chutes Power Company.
The lights will front on the prop
erties of the First National Bank, J.
E. Stewart & Company store and the
Masonic block, and the cost Is being
divided equally by these institutions.
The work Is being done at a cost of
$125 each to the people mentioned,
and will be a decided .improvement
to the property.
Third street may rival main In Im
portance some day.
FOR ALL CENTRAL
I'lilNKVIIXR, (ROOK COUNT!', OREGON TlllltHDAV. iVK 1, 1021
GOVT. ENGINEER ;
Fred C. Bcobey, civil engineer of
long experience, waa in Prlnevllle
Tuesday on one of bis trips of Inspec-
pages will gradually diminish until
they will. In time, be practically el-J
CROOK CO. FOLKS
Mrs. Ban Puett
lives 70 miles
from the nearest railroad. Her
home is near Paulina, way up on the
Crooked river from Prlnevllle. If
the" Puetta want strawberries or
head lettuce they have to carry It 70
me8i but once they get It there they
have the dwellera on the lowlands
beaten, for In that rare dry -air over
000 feet higher than Portland, per-
Enables keep for weeks at a time.
A few weeks ago Mrs. Puett enter-
tained two Finland couples who
were touring Crook county. They
made arrangements for their stay
over that godsend to the Isolated
farmer, the rural phone. On their
arrival, about 11 P. M., the Puetts
were on the watch and had a great
supper for the hungry travelers,
seven hours out of Prlnevllle. There
were fried spring chicken with
cream gravy, new potatoes, home
made bread, tender young peas,
strawberry shortcake, savory coffee
and the unbeatable home kind of
preserves and aweets. One of the
city visitors drank his coffee black.
He did no recognize the rich, yel
low clotted cream In a bowl thot
It was mayonnaise for the head let
tuce. The two women of the party,
when they found that gallons of the
rich milk was fed to the hogs each
day, thought It preferable to be a
pig tn Crook county than a city drin
ker of separated milk.
Mrs. Puett's son was home. He Is
a University of Oregon man, belongr
to one of the beet-known fraterni
ties and has a fine war record. The
Puetts live in a great country, their
nearest neighbors are four miles
away but there are a dozen families
within as manj miles, and they fre
quently visit each other, the women
especially exchanging gossip
the telephones. After city people
have seen the spa'clousnss ot this
country and Inhaled a few lungsful
of the plentiful rare air. the life of
the tiller of the soil begins to loom
as the real existance of all. It is a
vast country and the people who live
In It typify Its bravery. Portland
i got a good look at a choice collec
tion of these residents of great east
ern Oregon when they saw the Prlne
vllle Irrigators march in the Robb
Festival parade. Oregontan.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Gray and Har
old motored to Bend Monday. Har
old will work there this Bummer.
The Eighth grade examinations
for June have been given and the fol
lowing students received passing
District No. 1 Prlnevllle: Roder
ick Lafollette, Blanche Emerson,
Edith Koch, Birdie Gulllford-
District No. 86: Prlnevllle: Ste
District No. 40; Suplee: Lora De
lore. District No. 21; Combs Flat: Le
District No. 32; Neva Hinee.
Part of these examinations were
students took the entire test.
A letter addressed to the differ
ent district attorney in. Oregon Is
being sunt out by S. O. Correll, secre
tary of the Cattle and Horse Raisers
Association ot thie state, calling at
tention to the law, which imposes a
"ne of 250 on nTOn ttot record-
lng their brande.
The association recently passed
the following resolution in thia con-
WHEREAS, There is a large num-
ber ot cattle ownera in the State who
are branding their cattle and who
have neglected to comply with the
law of the State In regard to record-
ing their brands, and
WHEREAS, The Oregon law ia
now sufficient, imposing a fine of
$250 for not recording brands, now
THEREFORE, Be is resolved that
the Cattle and Horse Raisers' Asso
ciation of the State of Oregon ask
the District Attorneys ot the various
counties of this State at once to com
mence proceedings against all those
who have failed to comply with the
BE FT FURTHER RESOLVED.
That the Secretary of this Associa
tion send a copy of this resolution
to every district attorney in the
State of Oregon and cause the Bame
to be published.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the executive committee of this
Association shall provide funds, it
necessary, to see that these prosecu
tions are commenced at once.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
.. CONFUSED WITH COM. CLUB
Through an error In the Jour-
nal last week the regular lunch-
eon is accredited to the County
Chamber of Commerce.
There is no relationship be-
tween the two organizations.
The Prlnevllle Commercial club
being a live wire group of bu-
siness men . who meet every
Tuesday noon at Hotel Prine-
ville and discuss matters of ln-
terest of the city and county-
They act only In an advisorary
capacity, and have been the
means of accomplishing much
good for the community.
The County Chamber of Com-
merce, Is an organization wfiieh
reaches into all parts of the
, county, solves county problems
only, and although new. 'is ac-
complishing a great deal of
good already for the county at
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE
ASK FOR INCREASE
IN LIGHT AND POWER
Naming new and Increased rates
for domestic lighting and electric
power, the Deschutes Power Com
pany has filed a new proposed tariff
with the public service commission
Unless suspended by the Public
service commission following the
showing of cause by Interested peo
ple, the new rates will go Into effect
July 1. Prlnevllle, Redmond, Cul
ver, Mctalius and Madras will be ef
fected. The new service charges stipulate
a minimum of 1 1 .25 for residence
light. The rate at present is $t 00
Charge for additional liglr: is also
City Chare-' Stationary.
The new tariff proposes a reduc
tion In the charge of electric heat
ing in connection with a range.
Where the charge is now $5.00 a
month a KW, it will under the new
rate be reduced to $3.50 a montb.
CROOK CO. BOYS
OFF FOR 0. A. C.
Two Crook county youngsters,
Chas. McClun from the eastern part
of the county and Max Hopper from
the western division, left Sunday ev
ening for Corvallis where they will
received two weeks lnstruition in ag
ricultural matters at the hands ot
These boys won the trip by hav
ing the best displays at the 1920 Inter-State
Fair, and are to receive the
trip, expenses paid, as prizes tor
their efforts. '
Chas. McClun estimates that the
value of his garden will reach about
$75.00, which in addition to the
trip, repays him well for the effort
The boys are each 13 years of age
and the Journey will be one that they
will long remember.
On Tuesday afternoon at three o'
clock, Orval Hayes and Miss Wilma
Roberts were married at the home
of the brides mother. Mrs. C- L. Ro
berts in this city, by Rev. M. R. Gal
laher. Both Mr. Hayes and his wife are
graduates of the high Bchool and
have many friends in that institution
and in town. The bride and groom
will make their home In this city.
10:00 A. M., Bible School in all
11:00 A. M., Evangelist Marshall
will preach in the Methodist Church.
1:30., Basket lunch in Baptist
2:30-, Bible Study.
8:00 P. M., Preaching.
The Junior Shuraia Club held
their last meeting for this summer
at Mrs. Sam Ellis' country home.
PROGRAM AT POWELL !
BUTTE OX JUNE 24TH.
On Friday, June 24th at the Pow-
! ell Butte Community Rail, the Red-
j iter Orchestra will provide special
j music for a program and entertain-
ment. This orchestra travels from
ple.ee to place and renders first class
j music. Everybody come and have a
. good time.
Four fast teams will meet on the
Prlnevllle diamond July 3-4-6 in one
of those tournaments that Have mad
baseball on the local lot Bl attract
ion for many years.
Antelope, Vancouver, Washing
ton, Maupin and Madras are each;
sending strong teams, and purse of
sufficient size to make the meet at
tractive ia assured to contestants.
The Prlnevllle aggregation, un
der the management of Sam Ganger
is rapidly whipping into shape and
as usual will make a strong effort
to keep the money at home.
Tournament manager. R. W. Zer
ely says that every team will have
a run tor the money, and everyone
who knows him is confident that tba
meet will be a big success.
A regular old time celebration will
be held on July 4, and patrlotie
speaking, street sports, and all that
goes with such a celebration is pro
mised those who spend the fourth
here this year. ,
THE HAV HARVEST
Hay harvest started In a number
of localities on - Monday, and the
next ten days will see the harvest
under way generally. ?
One of the best crops that has ev
er been cut in this county will be the
result ot the harvest this year. Aa
increase in tonnage estimated aa
high as fifty per cent over former
years Is predicted, and while there
is an unusual amount of cheet In the
alfalfa the first cutting, the quality
ot the product will be very good.
Grain is extremely heavy In all
parts of the country. Heavy rya
crops are being taken off of ground
that has not produced so much feed
before in years.
The indications are that help will
be abundant and wages lower than
at any time since before the war.
While of course it Is impossible
to tell Just yet., what the wages will
be, men have been hired during the
week in considerable numbers, and
the highest wages we have heard
mentioned were $2.00 per day, and
as low as. $1.60 has been mentioned.
A Portland employment agency
sends word to the effect that men
can be had in abundance tor har
vest work at $45.00 per nronth or
$2.00 per day. the employee to pro
vide his bed.
There Is also considerable discus
sion regarding hay prices, but it la
too early yet to tell Just what these
will be. Some growers believe they
will not receive more that $8 or $8
per ton, "while others hope to get aa
much aa $11.
It is a safe prediction however
that the price will be low because ot
the general livestock condition and
the heavy crop.
REV. W. L. VAX NUTS
WILL BE HERB
j Rev. W. L. Van Nuys Is coming
, from Portland and will preach in the
j Presbyterian Church, both morning
j and evening, on June 19th.
1 The services are open to all who
wish to attend ;
TO GET NEWS OF FIGHT
Arrangements are 'being made to
receive telegraphic reports, as the
rounds progress, of the Dempsy-Car-nentier
prizefight which is to be
held on July 2.
Wayne and Paul Olson came up
on the traln from Portland Wednes
day morning. They will make a
short visit of about three weeks on
the Steam's ranch.