The Tlmea-Hcrald file Times-Herald la i established friend of the guiarly to more homes In Har iHV County than any other newspaper. If you wish to reach the people uw theae rol amna for your advertisement. mt Harney County where tt baa been a weekly visitor for thirty yearn. It's Job department equipped to serve your VOL. XXXI BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 14, 1918 NO. 46 mmt$ m)'K' vUW 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 pesr Mether: 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. DUDLEY CAMPBELL, f i j 188 Supply C. 2 N. D. B August 23 1918. 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 fire 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. Dudley. tMAL KLK4TION OF RED CROSS OFFICERS 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 . Auxiliaries. 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 Picture show. 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. o 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 i. .. 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 learn. 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- vv 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 Sunday. 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 I 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 from out.' 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. most of 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. Klepper. 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. Eihrldge. 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 crops. 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. IN 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 Foley. Physiolegy: 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 tin. Diplema: Delphlne Whiting, Edwin Martin. -it 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 for particulars. MARKET REPORT 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. - o Buy a War Saving mam. TAKE HTATK EXAMINATION Ht'liooi. WORK. 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 register Thursday. 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 prayer; 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 light; Born or the blood that our forebean shed To raise your mother, The Flag, o'ar- head. And now you've come, in this frensf- ed day, To speak from a window to speak. and say: "I am the voice of a soldier son. Gone to be gone till the vlctoryV.-- won. "I am the flag of The Service, sir: The flag of his mother I speak for her Who stands by my window and waits and fears. But hides from the others her un wept tears. "I am the Mag ot the wives who waJr For the saTe return of a martial mate A mate gone fortli where the war got thrives. To save from Bairlfiie other men':, wives. "I am the flag of the sweetheart true; The ofteu lint bought of the sisterK. too. I am the flag of a mother's son And won't come home till the i tory's won!" Dear little flag in the window then Hung with u tear and a woman V prayer; Child of Old Glory, born with a star- Oh, what a wonderful flag you are! William Herschell In -the ludianu polls News.