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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 14, 1918
BURNS BOY WRITES
FROM FRONT IN FRANCE
n..JIv rVmntw.ll Driving Tr.-L
Which Supplies Ammunition
To Big Gun. Witneaaes Air
Fights And Experience Thrills
July 18. 1918
I will drop you a few lines to let
you Know I am all O. K. I haven't
hud tune to write since we moved.
in we have been pretty buny. We are
... A I I. I I
tip on me iroiu now hihi ii in ocgin-
ring to look like war.
You would hardly know that you
was near the Ifne though, tut for the
big puns at night begin to shoot, and
Is one continuous roar.
. The air seems at times almost
live with alrplalns, To witness an
sir fight is great, we see one every
little bile up here.
We are at present in a small vil
lage 'bat the Huna once had control
of. The country Is pretty fertile, as
there is lots of grain grown up here.
('leaf up to the trenches.
The woods seem alive with troops
of all kinds.
We do all of our driving mostly
K Bight. We haul ammunition uiost
even night to the big guns, and it is ,
Irattj risky at times as the Huns
in to ihatl all the roads. I
We (otild see an air battle the
other night, and It was sure great to j
look at. The sky was all lit up and I
tit, iii.ii blue guns were sure making Registrar Win. Farre and Regie
it hot for them. ,rar w Y K1K registered 88 and
It Is raining tonight. It rains lots 1 53 resectively Thursday for army
to here but it don't last long, We (lu,v uml"r ""' '"' ll,w inking from
II eepiaa out In our pup tents. Wei 18 lo il anl :l- "' V"0 ol1 Boys
sleep mostly in the day time.
I will close for this time as this Is
about all I ran think of.
I have only received two letters
: i in been over here. Did you
reci Ive the hatidkerclileves I sent you
aim Hub) ?
With love to all.
188 Supply C. 2 N. D. B
Dear Sister Ruby:
1 received your letters and they I
were all In a bunch. We have been i
moving ho much lately that I haven't
had time to write.
In fact the Allies have been push-1
ing the Germans back so rapidly that
it keeps us busy moving and hauling
shells We are up here now where
you can see the real horrors of war.
In places you can see whole forests,
towns and grain fields cut down by
We are finding all kinds of guns
and material that the Huna left be
hind in their retreat.
The Huns are sure getting the
worst of it now and it don't look like
the war will last long now.
1 have been sick with a very sore I
throat for about a week, but I am
getting able to eat and drive my
trin k now. I guess you have fun with
the old Ford. I wish I was back to
hay ar.d catch some of those fish.
The weather has been fine here
only it has been raining quite a bit.
I have been sleeping In my truck.
We do most of our driving at night.
cveryi ning nas to be under cover
, . i . ,, .
Afrplalns are circling everywhere In,
the skies, and we often see a fight In
the air. Most all the boys have a
Roche rifle or heralet or something.
We ean get lots of practice now as
e ean find all kinds of ammunition.
Well, news Is scarce so I will close
(or this time. With love to all.
tMAL KLK4TION OF RED
Secretary P'nebe Geary of Harney
County Chapter, American Red Cross.
I In- limes Herald to announce
tbe annual meeting and election of
Officer! of the Chapter which will be
held on Wednesday, October 23.
This Is an Important meeting and one
wnicn should be attended by every In- not p niust not,
dividual Interested In the Red Cross I Here H a ,hance for some super
"rk This Chapter has been doing ' tatesman. Whose gigantic intellect
big lot of work during the past year j, to fr8me the economic formula?
nl it should have the active support jje wj be a greater emancipator
and help of etery individual In the tnan Lincoln himself.
mity. Ue sure to attend this meet-1 o
l and show your good wishes and j xj oibson was renewing acqualu
l tarsal, tanc.es in our city Thursday and yes-
- j terday. He says he and his neigh
It looks as If the world be made bors on Silver Creek wouldn't ob
ie for democracy. But autocracy ject to rain most any time but Just
had better be looking for a good safe at present it has caught them with a
iv t0 hide In. ' lot of hay and grain down.
ASKS RKR CROHN FOR BtMHI
TONS OK CIXirillMi.
Dr. Griffith, chairman of the
Harney County Chapter of tho Amer-
' ,an RA I'- has rei-elved Infor-
. ninlliiti V. i. t tl.l a i .
mat ion that Herbert Hoover bus
asked the Had Cross for 5000 tons of
worn riot hlng for Belgian relief and
this Chapter's quota is one and a half
tons. Sept. 23 to 30 has hoen des-
lunated as the week In which this
I clothing Is to be gathered and It may
De forwarded either to the Chapter
Burns or turned In to any of the
i Small pieces may be turned In for
I1U t.'ll I 111. .. .....1.1.... . , II AAM
i "" "i K.iinieins iur
Infants, all that Is required that they
be clean. There are a few restric
tions and conditions in connection
that will be given In our next Issue as
this has come too late for full partic
ulars this Issue.
MOTH Kits W1VKH AM) SISTKItS
The mothers, wives, sisters and
children of all men in their country's
service, whether drafted or volunteer,
are requested to march In the parade
on Mothers Day, Sept. 21.
After the excerclses on the it reel
! are over the Mothers and wives will
be entertained at supper at the
Masonic Hall and afterward at the
The Day will be finished with a big
Re Cross Dance at Tonawamu.
MANY NHW SOLDIERS NOW
and men. Chief Clerk Randall of
the Local Hoard bad register, ii gome
iti on that day and previous ho Burns
will bave about 100 men to ofer to
I'ncle Sam lor army doty.
THE CHALLENGE or TODA1
The following couldn't happen;
but try to imagine it.
Suppose the distressing elements
of war could be eliminated. The el-
ements that would remain would
make war an Incomparable blessing.
Eliminate the pain of the wounded,
the helplessness of the mutilated, the
grief of the bereaved, the physical
discomfort of (he campaigner, and
I the sentimental regrets caused by the
destruction of ancient landmarks.
, Kverythlng else Is clear again.
For those of us who are not fight
! ing there are more Jobs than we can
Handle. Whatever we have In our
makeup we can capitalize.
Can you add up figures? Very
well; he an accountant we need you
Never kept books, did you say? That
doesn't matter--we'll teach you.
Can you draw straight lines, or
make circles with a compass? All
right- be a draftsman. Never mini I
i ed trigonometry or physics? Oh,
make a stab at it we'll help you
Can you run simple machinery?
Inexperienced? You have hands and
eyes, haven't you?
This Is the attitude of the war
time employer. It is the only one he
can take if he wants to get work done
Never was an epoch so crowded
Willi opnoi I mill V. It leeiun Willi lll-
suirauon. .aii inai vie are, an mm
we can do, all the time we have Is
needed. The sorriest attempt we can
make at any kind of a Job Is accept
able. If It represents honest effort.
Every chance Is given us to qualify at
something better than what we are
doing. There are no nonentities we
are all personalities.
It is despondency that leads to
suicide -the depressing monotony uf
a humdrum life. Fear of danger does
not point lo the open gas-Jet or the
laiiilaniim bottle. It la the misery of
existence with prospects, the agoniz
ing sameness of the workday grind.
The treadmill will he out of fash
Ion while the war lasts. Will it return
when the fighting men come buck '
compete for Jobs In civil life? It neeil
FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN
VOLUNTEERS ON TOUR
I MAna(TAr PrfcriPOJin
I Manager L, Oil w g ail
Delegation of Patriotic Workers to
Tour County. Itinerary Covers big
Territory. Terms of Payment are
Announced. Interest to be 4 1-4
Manager James Donegan of the be further speaking and the mothers
Liberty Loan Drive, let i this morn-1 and wive will be honor guests at
Ing for Crane where he will meet the Liberty Thwatre. Later the Red
with some of those prominently Cross danoe.
connected with the affair and con-j In addition to Mr. archer who
fer before the big tour Is started, j comes to aid this campaign, Mana
lle will meet District Manager Zur- ger Donegan has received the fol
cher at Crane, also discuss plans with ' lowing telegram stating that a sol
W. II. Craven and others. , dler is also assigned this territery:
Several of our c.ttizeua are making, Portland, Sept. 10.
arrangements to make the tour in Have assigned Sergeant Major
the Interest of the Fourth Liberty Frank Christy for Harney county,
Ixian and more will be at the meeting Sept. 14th to Sept. 22nd Inclusive.
at Crane tonight. Many who desir- Christy twenty first company Can
ed to make the tour of the entire adlan Army service corpB formerly
county are prevented from doing so of seventh first Canadlau division,
by reason of business. Help is hard Enlisted Sept. liith 11)14. Long ex
to secure and some business affairs perlenco In trenches. Wounded at
annul lie left for the period ncces
sary lo make the entire tour.
The first meeting Is scheduled at
Crane tonight to he followed by a
Red Cross I lance. The parly will
then go south taking Alberson, An
drews. Fields, Demo, hack by Home
Creek in Callow, the P Ranch, Dia
mond, Narrows, OO Ranch at Warm
Springs, Silver Creek, then to llur-
Drewaey, coming hack to Burnt
lor Saturday and then lo Lawoa on
A l,'e, cross dance Is going to be
liebl In oonnectlOD with this tour at
( rane. DoniOi .Narrows, Diamond.
Silver Creek and Drewaey. There
will also be u Red Cross dance at
Burns on next Saturday night fol-
lowing the big parade and demons-
(ration by the wives, mothers and
sisters of soldiers.
This demonstration Is to he a dls-1
tlnrt feature of the Liberty Bend
Drive and one that Is attracting
wide attention throughout this coun-'
ty as Burns has invited every mother
and wife of a soldier to be guests of ,
the city on that day and participate ,
In the patriotic program arranged. ;
In addition lo the parade there la to i
. , , ... -. . !
in .leasing in inc iiiieruoon lonow-
ed by supper for the .Visiting moth-
ers and wives, after that there will
WHY GRAINS "RUN (HT
"Kunlng out" of seed, so common t Growing forage crops and grazing
In many districts, may be prevented them with hogs are very efficient and
by growing high-yielding varieties economical methods of Improving
adapted to soil and climate, by eeed rundown land. This statement is
selection and grading, and by aeed based on the opinions and results of a
treatment and crop rotation. j large number of hog raisers and ex
Farmers often soy that the "aeed periment station workers. Practical
runs out" if kept on tbe aame farm, ly all the fertilising elements or the
and that It must be replaced fre- vegetation produced on tbe land, ei
quently by fresh stock from the cept that stored in animal bodies,
seedsman They consider this natural goes back Into the soil In the ma
though they can give n reason for It. ure and litter. The loss is more
The trouble often begins by use of than offset where extra grain la fed
low yielding varieties, points out B. to the hogs. The only danger of ln
F. Sheehan, of the O. A. C. farm Jury to the soil is in the trampling
crops department. When the light, hy the animals on heavy clays when
shriveled grains are put back, de
terioration is bound to occur. Plants
from these seeds get a late sUirl and
often are unable to overcome the
handicap. This effect accumulates
year to year the seed "runs grazing offers an opportunity of re
I'uttlng the seed through the storing the exhausted humus without
fanning mill will remove
these undesirable grains.
Planting Hie same kind of crop on
the same lands year after year depb-l
eh soil fertility, and allows introduc
tion of weed, disease and lliecl pests.
Seed from a field of low yield may
be as good as seed fro u a high yield
ing field or the same variety and
strain, If both fields yield pure seed
of plump kernels. One rarmer may
grow 4 0 bushels of pure Turkey red
per acre and another a few miles dis
tant grow but ten. The lower yield
may be due to any numbor ot causes
that do not a fieri the seed truulitles.
Rev. K. 0. Otto, District Mission
ary for ine uraiiue nunuo iwsi
Association, will conduct special ser- :
vices at the llaptlst church tomorrow
at 11 A. M and also In the evening
at I o'clock, Every one Invited.
Off ToHftV With H
JII 1 OQay VY 1U1 a
Kcitubert, and returned to trench.
Again wounded at Messines Helgium.
Has done good work for previous
Liberty Loan, Red Cross etc Also
assigning Mr. Elton Watklns of
Portland special Agent department
of Justice. Loth splendid speakers.
Manager Speakers Iliireati.
Manager Donegan has received the
following telegram respecting the
ternu of the eoming Bend sales:
Portland, ore. Sepi.Llih.
Terms Lllierty Bend Fourth Issue.
Initial pavmeni in per lent. Novem
ber Initial payment 10 per cent-20 per
cent November 21st, 20 per cent De
cember lth, 20 pei cent Jan. 10th,
SO pef cent January 30th. Inter
est 4 'v per cent. Interest dates
April lf.th and October 15th.
The following have planned to
make the tour to the southern part
of the ceunty: Sam Mnthershead,
Mrs. Grace Itmpshlre. Mrs. Jessie
Moullen, Mrs. Julia Smith. Ira Ma
hon, Wm. Farre, K. C. Eggleston,
Tom Allen, Manager Donegan, J. D.
Zurcher, Major Sergeant Christy.
A K- WefcaniaOB, ft A. Byrd. It. L
Mass, Elton Wail.in-. of Portland.
, . ...
special agent of the Department of
juhU(.,.; j. K Weston, ft H. Leon-
ard. Mrs. Pearl Keclei
W. Y. King
PASTURING IMPROVES LAND.
they are wet. Such injury Is easily
avoided where a permanent sod pas
ture Is available.
As one of the great needs of most
soils Is more vegetable matter, hog
inc expense ol growing anil using
green manuring crops. Another ben
efit which iii usually overlooked
iconics from the hogs eating the weeds
In the pasture fields. There are
many common plants, usually classed
as weeds, which hogs relish. They
frequently (lean these up first when
turned Into a new field. This not
only makes good use of a number or
waste plants, but also tends to lessen
the trouble trom these weeds in other
Ellsworth Egll arrived here from
t'aiiioi'iiia last Wednesday evening
on a short furlough to visit with rel
atives and friends before proceeding
to Camp Pike at Little Rock, Arkan-
sas, wnere no is lo enier an officer's
training school. The young man
will spend a few days in this vicinity
las he has until the 21st to report.
School Supt. ('lark has handed us
the following list of pupils who have
successfully passed the examination
In tho subjects given. All are pupils
of the Hums l'ubllc School; Geog Geeg
raphy: Gwendolyn Crane, Burns MeGow
an, Kdwnrd Brown, Baxter Reed,
Adolph Byrd, Arthur Thornburg,
Luclle llrown, Nellie Parker, Ruby
Owsley, Ruby Campbell, Mildred
Daltou, Kthel Goff, Grace Lazerus,
Amy Randall. Hazel Stock, Theresa
Joy Groff, Mero McConnell, George
young, Sidney Hotchkiss, Elton
Clemens, Roy Brown, Bernard Laier
us, Jessie Drlnkwater, Belda
Schwartz, Mary Welcome, Frances
Hlbbard, Mabel Swett, Clara Laugh
Delphlne Whiting, Edwin Martin.
HAVE FRl'lT PITS
School Supt. Clark is in receipt of
a letter from the Division of Educa
tion. National War Savings Commit
tee, asking that the services of the
boys and girls be given to the saving
of fruit pits and nut shells. The
letter reads in part:
"Poison gas was one of the first
fruits of Kultur. It stings, blinds
and kills. Charcoal or curbon made
from fruit pits and nut shells Is used
to neutralize it.
"The government needs carbon. It
asks the boys and girls of America
to save: Peach pits, apricot pits,
plum pits, cherry pits, prune pits,
shells of those nuts.
"Two hundred peach pits, or sev
en pounds of nuts produce enough
carbon for one gas respirator.
"Gather these and bring them to
a control collecting station. Dry
them thoroughly in the sun uud noti
fy Chemical Warfare Servbe. Wash
llltoll, ). C. Hills of lading, shipping
(instructions and bags will be sent.
POl LTIUMEN IAI.IM HEN
TO HELP DITCH KAISER
A national poultry organization
ha-, been termed to enlist the Ameri
can hen to tight the Kaiser by pro
ducing meat and meat substitutes,
releasing the red meat supply or the
country tor the soldiers and their
comrades In arms across the sea.
The organization represents all the
poultry societies and allied interests
ot the country. It is governed by a
board or 20 director, of which Pro!.
James Dryden, ot the Oregon Agricul
tural College. Is the western member.
He has been asked to recruit a mem
bership ot 260 poultrymeu in Oregon
as her share or the 250,000 members
rosterlng the "billion dollar Indus
try." The organization will help the
poultry industry by conducting a
campaign ot education in tbe high
value ot eggs as a rood. Poultrymeu
Interested may write 1'rof. Dryden
Arter the heavy run or 2000 head
or beer cattle and 1K0 calves at the
North Portland Yards yesterday 300
head are ottered on the market to
day and are meeting with ready sale
at steady prices. Quotations are;
Prime steers 112.00-13.00; Good to
choice steers $11.00-12.00; Medium
to good steers $9.75-11.00; Fair to
medium steers $8.25-9.25; Common
to fair steers $6.75-8.25; Choice
cows & heifers $8.00-9.00; Medium
to good cows & heifers $5.75-7.25;
Fair to medium cows & heifers $4.75
6. 78; ('a imers $3.00-4.00; Hulls
$.1. 011-800; Calves $9.00-12.00;
Sto kers feeders $6.00-8.00.
1 14 hogs arrived in the yards ov
er night the market has recovered
some of the losses sustained lust
week at closing time yesterday prices
were tally 25 cents higher. Quota
tions are: Prime mixed $19.50-19.75
Medium mixed $19.00-19.35; Rough
heavies $18.00-18.36; Pigs $10.00
17.00; Bulk $19.35-19.60.
The sheep and lamb arrivals over
night were 300 head. The market
is steady and all offerings are sel
ling well up to quotations as follew:
medium lambs $11,000-12.00; Year
Prima lambs $13.60-14.50; Fair to
lings $10.00-11. 00; Wethers $9.00
10.00; Ewes $(.60-8.50.
Buy a War Saving mam.
TAKE HTATK EXAMINATION
19 TO 20; 32 TO 36
AGES OF FIRST CAI1
Older Men, Crowder Announces
Will be Inducted Into Service
Later. Asko Aid in Supplying;
Plans of Industrial Deferi
Youths of 19 and 20 years and
between the ages ot 32 and 3t, ar
elusive, who registered on Thursday
will be the first called to the colons.
announced today, and until the rap
ply or available righting material tar
their ranks has been exhausted olac
men will not be inducted Into ear--vice.
Questionnaires will go to Utewe
registrants first and boards have beaar
ordered to proceed so that some amt
be called In October.
General Crowder In a statement 9v
all employers and Industrial repre
sentatives asked their aid in apptylag:
the plans of industrial deferments mm
that the "mlantenance of the mlritax-
establishment or or the National In
terest during the emergency" nun-'
not be interfered with.
General Crowder has said the Wear
Department could not expect to draw
froni the classes above 31 only 6.01.
000 men physically lit ror serrtes
and not entitled to deterred clanel
ficatlon. He also said men of 19 ami IC
called were entitled to admission (fer
tile students' training corps at Ubf
400 secondary schools with wbfcl
the War Department has made earn
tracts, but added that this cor
would number 180,000 men, wlilte
over :;. ooo, oooo youths below 2i wfl
Methods of seleeting these to be la
ducted into military servbe and l
ttoatlona training corps, he naid
"were the com ern of other brauchei
oi the Administration.
"Somone must Indicate that tar
Individual case is one wliii !i : l.ovih!
arrest the special attention of Che
hoards in reapect to the registrants
occupational status." vahl General
Crowder In his statement. "The.
boards do not possess a superhunucn
omniscience. Nor are they perniittodi
by circumstances to devote unlimi
ted time to the search or question
naires for possible grounds of claim
In 1917 out or more than 3.000.
000 registrants called, only 140.00O
riled occupational .laims, or 4.7 p-
cent; thus 95 per cent ol all regis
trants raised no question of derer
ment. THE SERVICE FLAG
Dear little Hag in tiie window there..
Hung with a tear and a woniuii'n
Child or Old Glory, horn with a star- -Oh,
what a wonderful flag you are!
Blue Is your star In its field or whius.
Dipped In the red that was born of
Born or the blood that our forebean
To raise your mother, The Flag, o'ar-
And now you've come, in this frensf-
To speak from a window to speak.
"I am the voice of a soldier son.
Gone to be gone till the vlctoryV.--
"I am the flag of The Service, sir:
The flag of his mother I speak for
Who stands by my window and waits
But hides from the others her un
"I am the Mag ot the wives who waJr
For the saTe return of a martial
A mate gone fortli where the war got
To save from Bairlfiie other men':,
"I am the flag of the sweetheart
The ofteu lint bought of the sisterK.
I am the flag of a mother's son
And won't come home till the i
Dear little flag in the window then
Hung with u tear and a woman V
Child of Old Glory, born with a star-
Oh, what a wonderful flag you are!
William Herschell In -the ludianu