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Friday, July 28, 1922
sized ranch and extensive equipment, felt that he wanted
to take a nlav soell. He did not want to sell it, neither
j did he wish to turn the operation of the place over to
Published Every Friday bt
Z. C. KIMBALL.
nireu neip, so ne conceived uie iaea oi acquumg u yiuwy .
The rancher has a plant complete in every detail, ready
for the right man to "step on 'er" and with plenty of
fuel to keep going until the new supply is garnered. He
made his wants known in the Enterprise last week, ana
there has been a deluge of answers and inquiries, and it
is more than probable that the right man will be found.
One Year 160
Six Months 75
PASSING OF COMPANY K
INDEPENDENCE ENTERPRISE . . .
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There is regret by thoughtful Independence folk over
the mustering out of company K. The organization could
have been a material asset to the city. When operating
to capacity membership the payroll would amount an
nually to about $1U,U0U. Then in addition, provision
had been made by the state, due to the energy of Kepre
sentative Fletcher, to spend $20,000 here in the construc
tion of an armory. This of course wrould be considered
an acquisition to any city. Of this there is nothing
left but an opportunity for regret. If compay K. as an
Independence organization had to go out of existence
it is fortunate that it leaves no dead armory, but there
is a feeling it was entirely unnecessary for the company to
be mustered out.
Independence is a pretty live community. Its business
men are energetic and are continually striving for im
proved conditions. They were ready and willing to exert
themselves m the guard proposition, and the only reason
that they did not do so was the lack of some one taking
There are a sufficient number of young men in Inde
pendence and the surroundig territory to have maitained
the company in a thriving condition. It was lack of in
terest which is responsible for the interment
There were a number of members wrho did their part
and did it well, and then there were others who appeared
to feel that membership in the guard was a burden. They
would not attend drill, and of course a guard company
which does not dnll regularly must eventually cease to
function. The responsibility is with the community
rather than with any individual or individuals.
CARE IN DRIVING ESSENTIAL NOW
This is the busy time on the highways, and Secretary
of State Sam A. Kozer is asking that car drivers take
extra precaution in order that the highways may be
reasonably safe for travel. Mr. Kozer makes this timely
"There is no time in theyear when careful driving
is not imperative. During the summer months conges
tion of traffic, which is greatly augmented by thousands
of tounst cars from other states, necessitates closest at
tention to the observance of road laws, while winter
months demand, in addition, extreme caution on the part
of dnvers on account of slippery pavements, obscured
vision, etc. A little thought on the part of operators wil
minimize the danger and reduce the number of acci
dents, of which it is said the greater per centage is due
in Brief Form
FARMING HAS ITS APPEAL
In spite of the influx to the towns and cities, there is
in the hearts of most of us a longing to become a tiller
of the soil. One reason whv a greater number do not
become farmers is the difficulty in getting started.
It takes capital money or credit and a desire to work
to become a successful farmer, and there are a lot of
us who cannot measure up to all of the requirements
A farmer living in territory adjacent to Independence,
having accumulated by hard contiuous labor a good
Cost less this year
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to
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On your way East stopover at
Three world famous and beautiful cities.
Visit "California's National Parks and Charming Seashore Resorts
"Oregon Outdoors" and "California for the Tourist,"
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For further particulars, ask agents
Southern Pacific Lines
John M. Scott,
General Passenger Agent
Medford merchants will build an In
dustrlal pavilion for this year's Jack
son county fair.
The Btrawberry season at the Sll
verton Food Products company has
closed with a total pack of 75 tons
Most of the town of Blue River, 45
miles east of Eugene on the McKen
zle river, was destroyed by fire, ac
cording to report.
Fourteen tralnloads ot spuds will
be shipped from Nyssa as the harvest
from that place this' year, is the claim
of the residents.
For the first time, so far as Linn
county official records show, a woman
pastor has performed a marriage cere
mony in the county.
Twelve more names have been add
ed to Oregon's list of heroes, accord
ing to information Just received from
the war department.
Mr. and Mrs. Don C. Hall of Silica
mine, at Lower bridge, near Bend,
were killed when their car went over
a grade and fell 1000 feet.
Mrs. Eunice Brown has been ap
pointed postmaster at Drew, Dougla
county, and Mrs. Mary E. Schultz at
West Linn, Clackamas county.
Two new lines of copper wire will
be strung between Eugene and Flor
ence by the Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph company this summer.
Eleven thousand acres of Crook
county irrigated lands are devoted to
tbe production of alfalfa, according to
survey Just completed by W. B
Tucker, county agent.
Hanrord MacNlder, national com
mander of the American Legion, will
be In The Dalles Friday to attend
sessions of the state convention of
the American Legion.
Total receipts in the Oregon cus
toms -district for the fiscal year end
ing June 30 reached $671,295, an In
crease of approximately 33 per cent
over the preceding period.
The national record for butterfat
production among cows, five years old
or over, during the past month was
won by Poppy Lora. a thoroughbred
Jersey cow owned by Will Behrman of
It is reported that an unusually large
number of lambs are being killed this
summer on the range by coyotes as
tbe result of the campaigns against
the jackrabbit peet, the natural food
of the coyotes.
The first fatality from forest fires
this season occurred when J. M. Hol
comb of Portland died on the operat
ing table at St. Vincent's hospital from
injuries received while fighting flames
in Columbia county.
Thomas Fair, 39, who was shot in
the leg by a deputy sheriff at Coburg
on the night of March 30, died at a
Eugene hospital, following a second
operation on the leg. Fair was sus
pected of bootlegging.
Forest fires in the Coast and Cas
cade mountains gradually are being
brought under control. Favorable
winds and early morning fogs in the
Coast range are aiding the fire-fight
ers there to a great extent.
The work of the state board of con
ciliation, although not always pleas
ant, apparently has been helpful in
adjusting labor disputes in Oregon,
according to tbe annual report of the
board, filed with Governor Olcott.
Salem business establishments, In
cluding the four banks, were closed
Wednesday and more than 1000 mer
chants, shopkeepers and employes
went to the berry fields and assisted
the growers in saving their crops.
Bright lights, undimmed, on a pass
ing car, were held responsible by Jay
Saltzman, state traffic inspector, for
the wreck on the highway near Barn
hart in which Lewis Zllka, aged 34,
farmer of Fresno, Cal., was killed.
Twenty-six of the 32 organizations
of the Oregon national guard showed
an Increase in drill attendance dur
ing the past month, according to the
monthly comparative statement put
cut by George A. White, adjutant-general.
Construction of the storage reser
voir dam at Crescent lake to furnish
additional water for the Deschutes
county municipal improvement dis
trict, formerly tbe Tumalo irrigation
district will be completed within three
Petitions for a special election in
connection with the regular election.
In November for the purpose of vot
ing on a special tax levy of one
mill for the purchase of fair grounds
by the county, are being circulated at
Klamath Falls. "
Threatened disbanding of the Bend
volunteer fire department was avert
ed when the police and fire commit
tees of the city council promised that
Wlllard Houston, police chief and fire
engineer, would be relieved of one of
his jobs. The volunteer fire fight
rs had demanded an absolute di
vorce ot the two departments.
A. J. Jaenlcke, forest examiner, has
recently returned from the Klamath
Falls country, where he has been en
gaged in solving the problem of pro
tecting forest lands against the west
ern pine beetle. There are approxi
mately 1,000,000 acres of timber shar
ed by the government and private con
cerns in Lake and Klamath counties,
Oregon, and Modoc county, California,
where control of the pine beetle Is
being w6rked upon. This embraces
about 1,000,000,000 feet of some of the
finest pine in the west.
The harvest of winter wheat In Ore
gon Is general and some threshing has
been done. The yield is uneven, but
generally fair to good, says the week
ly crop report of the weather bureau.
Barley harvest is well advanced. The
weather has been extremely favorable
for harvest and threshing. Except
where Irrigated, spring wheat and oats
have generally suffered seriously from
drought. Stock Is being turned Into
some fields of late spring grain. Ir
rigated corn is doing well, but unlrrl
gated fields need rain. New sweet
corn Is In market In Umatilla county.
The Goose Lake Valley Irrigation
company is constructing a dam and
reservoir 12 miles nerthwest of Lake
view on Cottonwood creek to store
the waters from the Cottonwood water
shed. The dam will be 610 feet long
and 40 feet high and will furnish
water for Irrigating the lands in tbe
north Goose lake vallty. This will
add to the plant constructed some
seven years ago when a dam of 65,000
acre feet was built on Drews creek
and some 40 miles of main canal were
constructed. The new work will en
tall an expense of more than SJOO,
000 and will be finished In time to
store this season's water. s
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n successful business career of ever 30 yean
Officers and Directors
H. Hirschberg, Pres. C. A, McLaughlinVice Pra
I. D. Mix, Cashier, B. R. Wolfe, Ass't Cashier
W. H. Walker D. W. Sears Otis D. Bulk
attributes his success to the fact that he always made the
other fellow put hit proposition down in Black and White
That's what the merchants of this town are doing for
you. Their advertisements speak for themselves in
black and white. And what they put down in black and
white they stand back of.
They want your business. Their advertisements are an
invitation to do business with them.
That's why they advertise, and the wise housekeeper
never does her shopping nowadays until she has read the
The Boy Scout's motto is "Be Prepared."
That's what every housewife should be when she goes
out to market.
Read the advertisements and you will not alone save
many times the cost of the subscription to this paper, but
you will save many dollars to add to your bank account
will save. That's another Rockfeller maxim: "Save
Reading advertisements in this paper is profitable read
ing. Try it for a month and check up the pennies you
will save. That's another Rockefeller maxim: "Save
your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves."
There are hundreds of pennies to be saved by reading
the advertisements in this paper every issue.