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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1918)
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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. FEBRUARY 23, 1918
HARNEY COUNTY J
Loyal Citizens Show Disposition To Go
The Limit in Aiding War Measures.
Committee Finds Splendid Sentiment.
The delegation that made a tour William Hatiloy hail barge of the
of the Hoiithern part of the county "property. Considerable change wan
last week In the interest of war inea-' noticed at the P Ranch after truvers
lurea met with a splendid ooopera-1 lug the Blltceu country on the hank
lion and enthusiasm from the big- of thin big canal,
hearted, liberty-loving people who! The party was met by Mrs. Allen
live so far from direct contract with and Pat Donegan who made the
the conflict and who have to wait , bunch comfortable around a big fire
for days for any newi as to the 'place until supper wan announced
movements of our boys who are over at the big dining room. There
fighting across the water. The par-. Sam Hurgoss presided uud guve the
ty hardly expected the spirit of the, hungry wayfarers a feed thut will he
people to be so aroused to the urgent remembered. There were several at
need of help or the generous manner 'the I' lianrh besides the usual cut
in which they responded to every plows of the ranch and the parly
uggeetlon toward the success of our
arm Nevertheless It was there in
neb genuine measures as to assure
those conducting tne campaign that
Harney county will "Go over the
Top" In every instance where ita
loyal citizens are depended upon.
The party consisted of James J.
lonegan who Is a member of the
tatc Kxecutlve Committee of the
Third Liberty Loan, having been ap
pointed by the Federal Reserve
Hank; Wm. Farre. as a special repre
sentative of the Harney County
Chapter. American Red Cross; E. C.
Kggleston. a member of the county
Kxecutlve Committee of the War
Saving Stamps; Julian Hyrd. special
n preventative of the county organi
zation for the promotion of the sale
of the Baby Bonds' .
The purpose of the tour was to
perfect an organization in each corn-
id 1 1 1 1 i t to look after war measures
ainl dlrvcs as occasion may demand,
thus making permanent committees
to at until the close of the war on
all matters requiring the assistance
of patriotic citizens. Five were nam
ed in each locality visited to take
Charge of such work, the first being , From here Deckley post office was
the coming drive for the Third Lib- next reached and a short visit made
ertv Loan which will likely come the with Mr. Beoklcy, who had Just re
first of April. The committees are j celved a consignment of material
to work as a whole on each matter I from the patent Chapter of the Red
as it is presented, no one Individual Cross, addressed to the auxiliary at
being cspeslally appointed to re- j Catlow Mr. Beckley wanted to be
present any organization or drive, sure that this was Intended for the
but they will work collectively on all , auxiliary before delivering it as It
measures as they may be called upon ' had a tag from Hollond & Mustek's
to aid. Some of the best and moat pool hall. When assured of the na
energetic citizens of each locality I ture of the contents the old parriot
have been selected for this purpose ! waited only long enough to be rid of
and they are fully awake to the nee-1 his visitors when he took It across
entity of their greatest efforts. the road to his wife and at once be-
The party made the trip In Mr. gun the task of getting It in readl
BgglMtOB'l Ford car. At first it was ness for active work In the auxiliary.
merely a "Tin Lizzie" but upon the i Blltxen was the next stop, but it was
homeward lap of the Journey of over reached with a little difficulty as it
860 miles without a mishap not . had snowed leceiitly and some slight
ven a puncture the cur was chrlst-
nod "Liberty" with all the solemn
ity such an occasion demanded and
iili all sincerity upon the part of
the occupants. The customery bottle
hi wine was omitted on this occasion
as It was in dry territory and that
brand of wet goods scarce and pre
Sine i! the party had to be Its own
press agent, there being no way of !
notifying the people in advance, the the car and inadi, his wak into the
printer of the bunch was pressed into j house without ceremony and after
lervice Tor some small dodger. ', waiting awhile the others of the pur
These with distributed on the way I ty decided he was not coming out to
down, Die first slop being at No-
Where the people were given
bills i-hou lug the itinerary of the
louring parly and that a meeting t being greeted by .ludd wise aim nis
would be held there on the return , estimable wife, formerly Julia Mc
"Ip. From tfiat place tbj P R.inc'i ! Ketizle, b- peered Into the dining
was mad for Hie night. It has been I room to f'.r.d Donegan busy with
(.-oinl many years since the writer roast beef und a big chocolate pie
had vlsllecl lhat big ranch the last i right by IiIh elliow. He- I adn't walled
lima being when lie was bo anil In I any special Invitation and had forgot
"inpuiiv with I'eter French. 41 ten his traveling companions. After a
thai time the Hliizon Swamp was In ! hearty dinner and Just before lettv
realty a swamp with lules covering I lug General Manager W. H. Craven
ii and so much water that stock
'mill not lie crossed except al cor
lain places and then only during a
,.f l..,ultlc ... hU..U,ulflW
iiiinm in Ml (ICIIII ll '- ....
each year and besides some excel
lenl hay lands with pasture, the
water having been drained off in a
big canal, the reclamation being ac
period of the year favorable. Now discuss the oojeci 01 me in. wn...
'bis territory has been reclaimed , Mr. Craven He was a most cordial
and instead of tule swamp we have I co-worker In the cause and assured
drain Camp where many ..u.cliedsiMr Donegan of his hearty approval
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went into the bunkhouHc and dis
cussed war with the boys. Kvery
mother's son of whom seemed ready
to do his might toward the common
cause. Mrs. Allen also expressed
her willingness to give such assist
ance as was In her power.
The next morning after a good
breakfast the bunch started for Cat
low and reached the Catlow post of
fice In a couple of hours where F. 0.
Kolley made them welcome. He has
nice stock of goods at this point and
keeps the post office. When told of
the mission of the party Mr. Kelley
volunteered the Information that
there was to be a meeting of the
North Catlow Progressive Club at
the Benson school house on the fol
lowing Saturday and one of the fea
tures of the meeting was a chicken
dinner. The printer fell for that at
once and it was immediately settled
that a meeting wc.ulr be ar-
ranged for that time and place r rom
Catlow the parly went to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Monroe, who
also have a store, and there moro
dodgers were left and explanations
given as to the object of the meeting.
drifts together with some sand which
made it necessary that the bpys earn
their passage. At Blltzen the Stuart
Brothers were ready to help In ad
vertising the mission of tho visitors
and after getting a supply of gas the
party headed for the Home Creek
ranch of the Kasteru Oregon Live
stock Co., stopping en route to say
hello to Chlno and his wife. At
Home Creek Dom gun alighted from
give uny Information or explanation
of his continued absence and upon
the writer entering the house and
of the company and Tom Allen drove
up from the Three mile Ranch and
Mr. Donegan bad an opportunity to
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Up Long Hollow Hie purty IMOU
terod some snow drifts and us It
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was Hearing Denlo, the Oasis, one
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LOCAL inhtiti;tk and oom-
Mt MTV t. ITIIKIUNG AT
II A It MOV HATTUIMY.
School Supt. Frances Clark had an
nounced a local Institute for teach
ers in this city next Saturday but
upon learning that llareny had ar
ranged for a community gathering
on that date for the purpose of dis
cussing community affairs and con
solidation of schools, she decided to
hold Institute over there.
She has authorized The Times
Herald to anounco that the teachers:
be present at 10 o'clock when the
lnstltute wll convene and the pro
gram lie shaped to conform to that
ol the balance of tho day. All teac h
ers within reasonable distance are
expected to he present.
Rev. W. F. Shields will take an ac
tive part in the community program
during the afternoon when matters
of local Interest will be discussed,
Including consolidation of schools.
Principal Ralston of the Harney
County High School will be oue of
the speakers and u man from Oregon
Agricultural College has been Invit
ed to be present and discuss farm
problems uud kindred subjects.
The Rye Grass Orange has been
invited to be present and will fur
nish a pari of the entertainment.
The committee In charge of orga
nizing the several communities
throughout the country on war mea
sures will be there and present
this subject to the people of the
vicinity and ask that a permanent
organization be made to rare for
this Important work. This will re
quire but a short time however, and
will not Interfere wjth the plans of
the meeting In any respect, in fact
it is upon invitation of those In
charge of the meeting that these
men take part.
HONOR (HARD UIMM POHTPONK
Because of there being a definite
tl lesignated throughout the
state for special drives for the sale
01 War Savings Certificates, the Hon
or Guard Girls, of this illy, who had
been asked to make a special can
vuss on Washington s birthday, post
poned it until the date set for the
state, which is March 6 to 9. At that
time the girls expect to make a house
to house canvass In the interest of
the "Baby Bonds."
HOI.DIKHH GIVF.N MORF. TIMF, TO
INSI IO; LIVKH.
According to information receiv
ed here Congress has granted 60
days longer In which soldiers and
sailors may apply for Insurance with
the government. This was done be
cause of many not taking advantage
of Hie opportunity within the time
prescribed and with the feeling that
many more would want Insurance
when it was placed before them In
the right light.
The Insurance regulations were
not fuly understood In this vicinity
at first and now those who desire it
may have time to make full Investi
gation before making application as ,
the lime Is now extended until April
LAWKN ItKU (RONS Al XILIARV
A basket social was held ut Law
en last Saturday evening, Feb. 16,
under the auspices of the Red Cross
Auxiliary which together with a
buuzar enriched the treasury to the
amount of $95. 85.
The buuzar was most successful !
uud there were many articles made I
by Hie ladles as well us donations'
of chickens, pigs, etc., disposed of (
A fish pond was un attractive fea ,
lure thai was well patronized during I
the entire evening.
A contest for the most popular
lady and gentleman resulted In Ho
prizes going to Miss Josephine Slat
er uud Dick Olliy, tbe prize being a
roosler lo Hie lady und 11 hen to the
Another amusing incident of Hie
evening wus the ruffle of a pig do
nated by Idoyd Culp, the gentleman
drawing Iho lucky number himself.
He Insists there wus no "Hlienanu
gun" and to show his loyalty to the
c.HUse he has uguin donated It to bo
A quill made by the ludles wus
also raffled off, Mrs. Ted Hayes
drawing Iho lucky number.
A masked bull Is going to be held
ut the hull In Lawen on Saturday ,
nlnht. Feb. 23 and suitable prizes
will be awarded to the beet disguised
HOMK GENMUrVi MOD OROM
The people are always showing
their war spirit and patriotism In
some way or another In this section.
The women are particularly active In
their work toward the aid of the Red
Cross and this is demonstrated fre
ciueiitly by their generosity. Three
handsome gifts have been brought to
the donation committee of the local
Keel Cross Chapter during the week.
Mrs. Henry Vulgumore brought In
a very handsome pair of pillow slips
which have hand made crotchet In-
sertlon and lace which she has con
tributed for the disposition of the
committee. They are pronounced
some of the finest ever seen by the
ladles who have inpertcd them.
Twenty ladles up the river from
town have clubbed together and each
furnished a block for a "crasy quilt"
which now occupies a place on ex
hibition and which will be sold to
best advantage by the donation com
mittee. It Is to he raffled off, the
chances are being sold at 25 cents
each of five for 1.00. This Is a
nice comfortable quilt and has come
original designs In Its makeup with,
Inscriptions. Bvcry one will take a
chunce on that quilt.
Another gift Is a beautiful her-
danger center piece presented by UHed up to date.
Mrs. Myrtle Irving-Thompson. This j Ve are pleased to state that our
la one of the beautiful pieces that highly respected pioneer lady Mrs
every woman wants who seea It. All a. W. Gowan, wife of Senator Oow
these are going to be used for the an, and mother of Lelut. Frank Gow
beneflt of the Hod Cross and there an. herself the champion knitter ao
fore will meet with ready response far having furnished 7 sweaters. 1
by those approached to buy cbancea. j pr. 0f BOcks, 1 muffler 1 pr. wrist
It Is one way we have of keeping lots, 1 helmet,
material necessary to continue the Mrs. Mary Cllngan comes second
good work of helping to win the war.
1 whf.AT Hl'BriTITI'TKH I'SKD IN
MAKING WAK HHFADH
Corn meal, buckwheat flour, soy
bean. meal and potato flour are some
of the substitutes that may be used
to re place part of the wheat flour In
war breads. The following V. S. re-
elpe for potato bread Is explained by
, the O. A. 0, Home F.conomics staff
I'otato flour is not generally
available in American markets, but
boiled mashed potutoes may be sub
stituted for slightly less tban one
half the flour. I Boiled rice may be
used with flour In about the ..mi
proportions). It should be remem
bered that one pound of mashed po
tatoes contains about 1 cup of
water, and starch and other sub
stances about equivalent to those In
' a cupful of wheat flour
Use three pounds boiled potatoes,
2 4 level teaspoons salt, 3 level tea
spoons sugar, 2 cakes compressed
yeast, and 4 tablespoons water.
Clean and boll potatoes until soft.
I'our off water, peel and mash while
hot, leaving no lumps. Take 3
pounds - 6 solidly packed half pints
of the potatoes and when luke
warm udd the yeast which has been
soaked In the 4 teaspoons lukewarm
water. Next add the salt, sugar and
a scant half pint sifted flour. Mix
and let rise till light
Add the re-
muinder of the flour, kneading
thoroughly Into a smooth elastic
dough. Add no more water unless
absolutely necessary, us the water in
the potato softens the dough while
fermenting. Let rise until treble
the vol n me. Divide into four loaves,
mold and place In groused pans. Let
rise to double the volume. Hake 45
to 50 minutes. Copies of O. A. C.
bulletin, "War Breads and Cakes,"
free on request.)
sTTTTafitTHii"" orchkhtra con-
CKRT MARCH N
Mrs. M. V. Dodge informs The
Tiiiies-llerald that she will present
her violin pupils In recital ut the
l.iberly Theatre on Krliluy, March 8.
This promises lo be a musical treat.
The children huve been giving us
concerts from lime lo time at the
movies hul litis program is to be
Itrlctly their own with some good
numbers thut ure not given In their
every week renditions, l'lirllculurs
will ho given in our next issue.
RIDS ASIiKIl FOR MAIL ROOT
Kemp llurdlsly wus down from
Trout Crook last night and informs
The Times-Herald thut he has It
from an authoritative source Hint
the recent bids asked for a mall sor-
vice from Canyon lo SIIvIch, have all i
boon rejected and the Department is!Aml J'"' wl" dispose of those pro
(I lint u
going lo ask for bids for a service '
troiu Cunyou to Burna.
SIGNED BY MILLER
Capitalist Ready to Perform His Part
of Undertaking. Right-of-Way
Being Secured and City Will Vote
Additional Bonds Next Tuesday.
KNIT! KMT! KNIT:
"Duty and today are ours; results
and futurity belong to God."
The above quotation is the motto
followed by the noble band of knit
ters In Harney County.
That they have lived up to this
splendid motto the following report
Number of knitters in Burns and
vicinity 01. Of those 16 are High
in eacn ot the seven auxiliaries
there are also knitters, who are turn-j
I i,ig In excellent work.
175 pounds of yarn have been!
, having furnished 8 sweaters, 4 pr. I
I socks, 4 helmets, 1 muffler and 1 pr.
Mrs. Dug Baker and Mrs. Lizzie
Hauley hold tho championship as
Of the younger knitters who have
won the championship for perfect
dimensions and workmanship In
sweaters, are Kthel Whiting and
The following finished garments
huve been shipped: 4 9 sweaters. 14
mufflers, 117 pulrs socks. 15 pairs
wristlets, 3 trench caps.
The committee in charge of the '
knitting wishes lo express their deep!
appreciation of the loyal cooperation
of all those engaged in this work,
and most kindly recommend that all
knitters make sweaters 25 Inches:
long and sock feet not les than 11 '
Inches long finished the same with
the Kitchner toe. And above all ,
things do not listen to any pro-German
reports, that sweaters and socks
are not needed. These rumors are
persistent and do much harm, al
though they are of the "they say" 1
One boy wrote to his mother that
socks and sweaters were very accept
able on the frosty mornings when 5
o'clock rising time came.
A boy In an Kasteru Camp wrote
that he hud worn out his sweuter
being forced to sleep In It to keep
A boy in France wrote his mother
for socks as they were hard to get
there nt $li per. pair either in Kng
1.1111I or Frunce.
Let us remember our motto, as
above und knit, knit, knit.
III I I" Ml I.I" III I.I"
"Oh! hni would the world he to us,
If the children were no more.
We would dreud the desert behind
u; 1. i. ai, i..rn
The women in charge of the In-
fant Layette Department of the Re-
fugee work, wish lo make It known
to all the good women In Harney
County, I Hit t the Red Cross makes
nrovision for assisting in the work
of clothing Itol'ugei
Hie ages of 2 years up, but no pro
vision Is niude for funds to carry on ! their home for the night, th re ba
th xvork for liifMt'g .V'0111'".' inB big masquerade there, but we
Therefore in the light of tills ruct, 1 ,
th.. (Omlltee in charge of the "In- ''''' ' 'm,,,,s ',"1 ,t"1
flint l.ayelte" work, respectfully uud (
111()ht rgenll Hiili.il uny and all do
nations. IU0h as butler, eggs, cheese 1
. 1 . 1 . 1. . . 1 1 . . , I , t 11 . I I I ill t I 1 I k. 1 11 led
feel able to contribute the sumo to I
this great work of charity.
'I'!.,..,., ,1. .,...! I,,u muv lw, i.l . ,. l.i
the store of A. K. Richardson, where
Joe Thompson has kindly consented
to soil Hie same for (ho "Infant i.uy
For Joe Ib right up und a coming, I
W here there's anything grout to do;
Ho Is one of our very best fighters
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I 111 ii.oji iiiv inline 1114111a abiun. .
s bring your eggs for the Infants.
Your butter and cheese by the pound
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Sam Mothershead received word
early this week that Mr. Miller had
put his signature to the railroad con
tract which he approved entirely as
had been submitted and now the Job
of securing the right of way and
other details necessary are under
way. New agreements were necess
ary for this In keeping with the sug
gestion of Mr. Miller and they aro
now being signed up.
This important factor in tho de
velopment of this portion of the Val
ley has been awaited with anxiety
for some time. Now It Is practically
assured and with the coming of fav
orable weather there is every reason
to believe active work will be wit
nessed. The additional bonds that will be.
voted on next week are sure to car
ry and the people are optimistic as
j to the succeas of the undertaking. It
I is hoped to have everything In readi
' nessness for construction and the
I Job completed In the quickest time
j possible. The coming of the railroad
I means other enterprises will follow
of vast Importance to the country.
NORTH CATLOW I'ROGRKSSIVK
The writer bad the pleasure of at
tending a meeting at the North Cut
low I'rogreslve Club on last Satur
day. It was a gathering of intelli
gent, capable men and women who
show their progreslveness by their
work. We found the Club had re
cently pure based shades for the win
dows at the school house and ulso
were providing for shelving for lib
rary books, etc. In conducting the
business of Hie meeting there was
every evidence of refinement ; und
general conduct, dress and actions
proclaimed these people to be very
It was gleaned from the reading
of the minutes and allowance of bills
that the Club had Just received 57
volumes of fine books for a circulat
ing library. These books cover a
wide range and show excellent taste
in selection in accordance with the
personnel of the community. The
j writer was Impresed with the spirit
of the community upon such evi
dence und wants to state that he Is
glud to have the oportunlty to meet,
with them uud will avail himself of
uny future chauce to be with them.
At this meeting new oflicers v. . r
chosen for the coming yiar. Mr.
Kochemjpurger presided at the meet
ing with Mrs. Olive Lunfear us sec
rctury. both of whom declined the
honori for another term. Andrew
Jocquet wus elected president, Mr...
Monroe, secretary; Mrs. Jocquet
treasurer; Roy Kiphart, sergeant-at
i arms und F. G. Kelly us reporter for
the coming term.
An excellent program hud been ar
ranged for the afternoon following
the chicken dinner but the writer
being with a party of men out 011
war mission could nut remain for
this although he was sure he would
enjoy. Mrs. Merrlgioli, who was
'among the friends at the gathering,
wus IM ' r,'l"1,r viic'iTsoU. and
M'" (" ,ho '0U"K "u'n PW" WW
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Mr. Hyrani, U'. II. Newt, 111, C. Bd
win Tullocli ami his wile were pr
sent ironi itemugo section 01 nne
I Valley and very kindly Invite el us to
not feel justified in leaving Hie pa
triotio work to associates lor person-
ft, ,,u.aHUre or benefit, therefore V
,,uu ,0 ,1'li'
However, we hope'
some not distant date to make
another trip to (allow and will go
prepared 10 visit the entire neighbor-
hood when other missions will not
interfere. It is the intention of ac-
tivo members of tho Red Cross to
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10111 unit Biiieuci eieieiiv uieci ..i..n
lh(, riuK months and tho uewspap-
. 1 er mult will be one of the purty
"8 the Waste and Win the War."
ipii.aed dariag the Hue when