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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1918)
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PUTS AM) PRS1S.
In the Parly eighties, (he ll nl
family resided on what Is now the
J. W. DTkk" farm ahove town. Farm
ing was an unknown quantity In
those days. "Daddy" Hyrd was teach
ing the only school In what is now
Harney County but he had a "hunch"
and being lately from "Missouri"
him suouioer tit being necessary to
rest It over something every tlmu he
shut It off) minded that patch of
grain from dayllgtit until dark only
to find In the end that the birds had
got the crop.
Later we had a visit of crickets
which took everything in their path
but they were preceded by a horde
of -.rabbits, another discouragement.
Finally the rabbits died iiTT atid The
farmer had a little breathing spall,
only to have them, return again later
and it has coat this 'county dearly in
bounty for another selgo, but again
they seem to -have been almost en
tirely exterminated. The sage rat Is
another pest that has been a source
of annoyance for years and which has
been responsible for a great loss.
Now we have a post or grasshoppers.
They have been taking crops in some
portions of the country for the past
few yeiirs mill last nciinou covered
much greater men and Inst rail i!c
posited their enK" over a big coun
try. They are hatching out by the
millions and cvi ry nvallable means
is being brought to iiear to exterml
nate them. A government man Is
here to superintend a systematic
poisoning campaign and the people of
Mums are Joining with the farmers
In this crusade with the results yet
to be determined as the work has
not advanced far enough to really
tell Just how effective It is going to
be. Although these peats are very
took the time to get a small acreage g ma 1 1 they are beginning to show
pari of everv ellleu to help In the
work. jet It Is discouraging and calls
for the entergetlc backing of us all.
The crickets called forth many
suggestions and efforts for their de
struction; one very effective way and
which caused the destruction of
thousands of these peata might be
worked to an advantage In the pre
sent struggle, before the little
"Hnv get wings and are so hard
to. control The crickets were travel
ing in rne direction and It was finally
Osvlded,. to make a windrow af straw
arid hay in front of them at a proper
distance in order to bring It right for
the Insects to reach about dark and
In this they took refuge for the night.
In the early morning this straw was
set on fire by the workers and thus
they were burned.
Dhii Vsrlcn was In town the other
day ami told ('. II. Vocally that lie
hud lound two grasshopper egg de
posits on bis Prathor Creak pteos ami
Inn! watiheil them with Interest. The
first ilepohll to hatch was taken cure
or by a Hock (r blackbirds and he
hail I n wondering about the sec
ond deposit and upon making an In
vestigation he discovered that it was
on a slight elevation where the sage
rats were thick and these were dig
ging up the eggs and eating them
with every indication of liking them.
Thus we have It that one pest will
feed upon another first the black
birds were the destruction of the oat
I eoirdiint wnr that nun must wogo '
to bring about his existence and do
his part toward mankind In general, j
We must meet those conditions with
a determination to win over all oh
stacles. If we find the poison bran !
Is not as effective as we had hoped, I
let us try to cover the grasshoppers '
with a layer of straw and bum a part
of 'em. At any rate don't give up
the ship for we must do our part this
year in spits of discouragements.
POOD ADMINIHTKATtON WANTH
A recent letter from Food Admini
strator Ayer of this state to Mrs.
Dodge states that an Investigation of
the condition of the threshing ma
chines are desired with a view to sav
ing grain by more efficient operations
and to that end asks the help or
owners. The Information should be
at once given cither to Mrs. Dodge
or ('apt. H. A. 1'oage or this city, who
Is assisting her In this work.
According to the letter or Instruc
tion the following results are expected:
Hllir' I4MIK! I.IM'i'HM
The msterlal for a ladles Spring suit will b raffled by the Rod
It will be tailored into a made-to-measure salt for the lady wla-
Sao it displayed In Wllllams-Zoglemann's window.
Chances now on sale at tha Rexail Drag Store.
Since Dec. 1, 1917
crop but later the have destroyed
of ground plowed and seeded to oats. their destructlveness ss they have at- 'another peat - the same with the sage
They came along fine but at a critic- tacked the alfalfa field of Clyde rat Farmers were averse to plac
al time the small field was Inrested J Weltenhlller snd have already eaten K bounty on the coyotes In the
with a swarm of blackbirds that up a portion of it and are beginning 'Priy days as they claimed the coyote
threatened to take away every ker-' on the Voegtly field adjoining town, kept the r bbtts down and were really
The poison is killing some of the greater aid In that respect In the
hoppers but they are so numerous generol economic result than the
It Is appalling. People have confl- damage they caused on the flocks
dence In this method, of destroying of sheep.
iiel out of the heads. The writer
was not very old and was small for
his age. but he volunteered to stay
out of school and with the aid of a
iiiu.'lc loading shot gun which was
too heavy for him to hold out from
them and there Is a disposition on the However this mas be, there Is a'
Extra SCHWARTZ'S Extra
Closing Out Sale
Has been a gigantic success. Never before in in the
history of Burns have such bargains been
offered. Remember every article
Below Are Listed Some of The Many Grocery
Corn, per can .... 13c
Tomatoes, per can Hie
Tomatoes, per can . 18c
Maryland Beans, per can 12c
Payette Peas. 2nds, per can i. 12c
Stugjph, per can. 18jc
SfJrTrach, per c in 25c
Piimpkin, per can 18c
No. 10 size nominal gallon
Rheubarh, per can
Pumpkin, per can
Plums, per can
Apples, per can. :
(irapos, per can
Perches, per can
Pears, per can
Apricots, per can
Caramel, l-2j?allonrf $.85
Caramel, 2-grallon jacket 2.80
Caramel. 4-gailm jacket 5,25
Tea Garden. 1-2 gallon " .90
Tea Garden, 2-RaHun jacket 3.05
Tea Garden, 4-ga 1 n jaoket
Uncle John, medium
Uncle John. 1-2 gallon
Uncle John, l-jrallon
I .an ml ry Soap, per bar
Good Toilet Soap, per bar 5c
Matches, per box 5ic
Crackers, Mur pound 16c
Good Steel Cut Coffee, per pound . 25c
Welch's Grape Juice, pint ... 30c
Welch's Grape Juice, quart 55c
Uneeda Biscuit 7Jc
Macaroni, per package 10c
Evaporated Milk, per can 15c
Folger's Tea, per pound 45c
Thelma Pork and Beans lie
Chocolate, 1-pound can 35c
Chocolate, 3-pound can 99c
Gooseberriez, per can 80c
Cherries, per can 90c
Blackberries, per can 95o
Loganberries, per can 9c
Pineapples, per can 9c
Raspberries, per can 1.05.
No. 2 size
Otter Brand Strawberries, per can 27c
Otter Brand loganberries, per can 27c
OttCT Brand Blttckrriei, per can 27c
Otter Brand Prunes, per can 27c
Otter Brand Pineapples per can 24e
2 1-2 size
August Peaches, per can 25c
August Pears, per can 25c
August Apricots, per can 25c
Otter Brand Peaches, per can 28c
Otter Bra ne Pears, per can 28c
Otter Bran Plums, per can 28c
Otter Brand Pineapples, per can. 28c
Otter Brand Cherries, per can 32c
Otter Brand Raspberries, per can 32c
Folger's 1-2 pound
Folger's, 2 1-2 pounds 1.02
Folger's. 5-pounds 2.02
Shoes. Furnishing Goods, Drv Goods, going fast. You'll have to hurry, make out a list
of your needs and bring it in. Do it now! Goods delivered free of charge
within the city limits of Burns the day after the order is received.
I H Bushels In every 100 by keep
ing machines In first class repair,
seeing that they have ample power
and are properly adjusted.
1 bushel In every 100 by stopping
leaks and provldlnic so that what
does unavlodably leak is not scatter
ed, but picked up.
of a bushel In every 100 by i
careful handling of bundles Into
machines and by arranging bundtea
so that scattered grain can be caught
To accomplish results, cooperation
of Comity Administrators with direc
tors of the Agricultural Department ,
Is Immediately necessary to secure
the following data:
First: Names of all owners of
threshing outfits, with addresses, to
gether with manufacturers' name of
engines and separators, their size,
Second Full report as to coudl
lions Of machines.
Third: Whether power provMcl
I for o ration Is adequate.
MOfUE woitk MUD i wit vit
Mi:8t kkn i.vrKii.
Hchool Supl. Clark Is In receipt or
following latter from state lo.pt.
Churchill and usks wide publicity of
It. In addition to organizing War
Savings Societies It would appear
from this that we are to be in read
iness ror greater eli'orts the coining
I am In receipt of the following
leuer. You ilouhtless received a
copy of It also, but 1 am not sure.
ami wish to be certain that you have
a copy of It. The letter is signed by
Mr. C. H. Jackson. Slate Director.
You will note that Mr. Jackson In
tends to ask us for a repot t as to
the number of War Saving Societies
that we have organized in our schools
I hope that we shall have a large
number of these War Savings Socle
ties from each county It Is going to
take a long pull, a strong pull, and
a pull altogether In order that the
full amount per capita for Oregon
will be raised before, Dei ember 31.
"With Mr. Wonu.olt, Associate
Director and Mr. Heed Vice Chair
man, Third Congressional District. 1
am attending an Important court r
enee of the National War Savings
Committee meeting at Omaha. In ad
eil by Mr. F. A. Vanderlip.
"I'robleniB of Matlonal scope and
character are before us for solution
as a war movement. The time has
arrived ror the rendering , or full
service by every citizen in all matters
that will help the (iovei iiinent. Ore
gon must continue to be 100 percent.
Ureal sacririces and further service
must be given if the (lovernment Is
In lueel I lie tremendous crisis now
bofora us. The situation is pro-
"At an early date, we will he ask
ed in do an extraordinary task. You
will later receive Inrormatlon and lu
st ruction, regarding which I cannot
"Preparatory to this we must clear
our dusks for action by completing
the unfinished berore us, namely, the
full organisation or War Savings
Societies in all schools, churches.
lodges, granges, women's groupea.
business houses, etc. No later than
May 21st can be extended for this
purpose. Call your helpers togeth
er at once and assure them the situa
tion demands every effort possible
on their part to complete this task.
"Then Immediately strengthen your
lull organization and keep It in order
ror Important service In June.
Very truly yours,
J. A. CIIUUCHIU,.
Supt. Public Instruction
(turns Commercial Club
ISn.iii-h, Itov. I.yman. Rcald ",
llaker, Tirn.. Ranch
Cobb, O. M., Residence
(how I..' Restaurant
Club Cafe, Rest an i mil
Clemens, (jlen. Ranch
i'Ii ri.il enseii. Henry, Ranch
(nip, John, Ranch
Donegal!. J. J., Office
Kelton, H. K., Residence
liriiff, Frank, Ranch
llanley, Alex, Ranch
Keeler, VV. H.. Residence
McGuire, John, Residence
McCuire, John, Garage
McLaren, Will, Ranch
McDuffey, Mrs. M. A., Residence
(foyt, Fred Residence
Sloeum, R. S., Residence
McKinnon, Rob't Gser R'ch
Niri' ty-Six Rhih Ii
Pas iy, Ralph,
Rlcha '(ion, Jas.,
Ralsto i, I-.. K.,
Nhirein n, II. ('.,
Sawyer, Frank I).,
Stniih. Chip 0.,
Smith, Chest, r B..
Welcome, P. W.,
Wheel, n, Burt,
Dodge, Mrs. M. V.,
Hackney, A. L.,
Uleeaon. W. C.
Red Cross Work Rooms, Crane
INTER-MOUNTAIN T. & T. CO.
J. E. WKsTON, Hoc. and (Jen. Mfff.
W. T. LESTER
A. A. TRAVGOTT
Inland Empire Realty Co.
Building and Farm Loans Made Direct
Farms and Ranches
Fire Insurance Life Insurance
OOlce Phone H-1IO
Resident Phonts G-96 and G-4S
Agents for WR AY'S STAGE
Members Burns Commercial Club
Sunday, May 16th
UKOlittE WALSH in
"The Island of Desire"
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY,
May 21st and 22nd
Lionel Barry more
Grace Valentine in
Thursday, May 23rd '
"THE PRICE OF FOLLY"
2-Beel Lonesome Luke Comedy
W. N. Monroe was nmoiiK our vUi
tors from Catlow (luring the fore
part of IIiIh week, lie went out with
the grasshopper fighters Monday in
company with tfca aaagar oi this
real religious vaakljr, nsraly io see,
hul i e wiih commandeered hy Cnin-
misstoni r Kasi and pal in work.
Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th