s The Tlmos-ncrnld goes re gularly to more homes In Har-m- Omiicy than any other newspaper. If yon wUh to reach the people nae theee col umns (or your advertisement. t Tine Times-Herald in an old established friend of the people of Harney Cftiunty where It haa been a weekly visitor for thirty years. It's Job department la equipped to serve your needa. Wit VOL. XXXII BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON APRIL 19, 1919 NO. 25 MtMk "V , ' ' '' OIL EXPERT WANTED AT DOC MOUNTAIN! WAR SERVICE COl'NTH SA Hll.ll SCHOOL ( KKhlTN President of Company Sug gests Advisabi ity. WOULD INSURE PROPER HANDLING Stockholders and Others Subscribed to $500 Fund on Promise of Like Sum to Be Raised in Portland. tte I'nlt for Kch 12 Montlix; part of Faculty Elected for Next Term Starting In Kail. Sin. r returning to his homo at Portland, M. G. Nease, who is presi dent of he company that lias drilled the oil well at Don Mountain, has sug gested the advisability of placing un expert in charge of operations upon resuming work on the project. Mr. Nease recently wrote to C. II. Voegtly, one of the heavy local stock- A meeting of the Hartley County High School board was held last Sal urday afternoon at which time part of the instructors for the coming rstt wen- elected although there are nt 111 some vacancies. O. T. Storll was stain eie ted us principal; Mrs. Blobflj Koderlck re-elected as hend of the commercial course; Mrs. B. E. Bal aton, home ei anemic I, Following the meeting the appli cation of Miss Muggins was received ana mis win tie acted upon hooii. - At present there are vacancies In the English, History. Manual Training and Agriculture depart BMSts, In dismissing the coming wShOOl year Mr Storll stated he hoped to de- COMMISSIONERS RETURN FROM HIGHWAY MEETING Big Delegations Sent from Neighboring Counties to Present Claims. County Commissioners Hass ami III Klnnon arrived home Thursday i night from Cortland where they had oeen iii aneuti u meeting or the mate Highway Commission. They report having found nig delegations from our neighboring counties present to present their claims and see what iould he in compllMhed through co operation. Malheur county had Its entire coun ty ourt present with some dozen ad ditional delegate- with the proposi tlno of bonding for $200. 000 ami use the major part of it on the John Day holders in the concern asking his ad-i V0,e 0OMlMs time to getting hU!''ighway but they also promised the raemty so arranged as to promote the 'commission they would use a portion vice and adding that if meets the ap proval of the local stockholders and the people of this community will put additional money into stock to the amount of $600 he will raise a like amount in Portland and secure the services of an expert to bring the well in. Accordingly some of the local meu interested got busy yesterday with good success and It looks favor able to "calling Mr. Nease's bet" and the work going forward under tbe most favorable circumstances. Ho tails attention to mistakes of tbe past and cites good reasons for- the em ployment of an experienced oil man to finish the Job. This well has been drilled to what Is believed an oil flow but bad not been properly bandied with the result that the cap rock waa penetrated and the water allowed to stand for an In- definite time which caused delay and much inconvenience. With a man thoroughly familiar with oil wells it Is confidently expected that a flowing well will be developed Immediately. Several who had already taken c.on ! alderable stock in this well subscrib ed for additional stock on this sug gestion while others who had never taken any stock subscribed. . The writer met J. B. Kerr, a well known geologist of California, this week. Mr. Kerr had been making an Investigation of this Valley as a possi ble oil field, and while be had very little to say In the presence of the newspaper man, he told others of his favorable impression of this field. The activity shown In this line of work recently has added confidence ' and the people are giving prospecting concerns better support. The Times-Herald gave this sub ject some consideration recently and stated at that time the favorable pros pects for a flowing well in tbenear fu ture In commercial quantities. It predicts big things In tbe oil discov eries in this Valley in the Immediate future. KKI) CROSS flFFII EHS ELECTED. The executive committee of Har ney County Chapter, American Red Cross, met on Wednesday afternoon rid elected the officers for the Chap ter for this year and also named the chairmen of the several standing cam- mlllees. Charles W. Ellis was chosen chair man of the Chapter; W. M. Sutton was made vice-chairman; Mrs. Phebe Beary, who has acted as secretary for 'he Chapter almost constantly since It was organized, was again elected to that responsible position and also made secretary of the Home Service Deprtment which is the only one that will he active for the time being; Mrs. Oearv w receive a salary In this po sition, a. C. Welcome was chosen treasurer. The chairmen of tbe several com mittees are: Executive, Sam Moth- emhead; Civilian Relief, Joe Thomp- Military Keller C II I ... r.l Membership, Mrs. Grace Lampshlre; Publicity, Mrs. W. B. Huston; Fi nance. Win. Farre. O Interests of the school. He has In mini several new activities during next year which Includes athletics as well as physical culture for the girls and possibly a school band. Mr. Storll also hopes to see much Inter eat In the literary societies and stu dent body activities. We understand Mr. Storll expects to leave In a short time for the pur pose of visiting wino of the high 8chool. or the state which are still in session, this meets the approval of the board and also (he patrons as he lli thuu have an opportunity to ob serve aim get In touch with the meth ods of other schools. Word has been received through J. A. Churchill. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, authorizing the principal of the school to grant one unit toward graduation for every 12 months spent in either the army or navy by a high school student. The total number of credits so given must, however, In no case exceed three. This ruling Is to apply whether the service was in this country or over seas. School will open September 1st and It is urged that prospective stu dents of the school already begin planning for their next year's work. To facilitate this pamphlets will soon be Issued giving all necessary infor mation as to the amount and char acter of tbe work to be offered. Students are also advised to con tinue with the subjects begun last fall and for which no credit was received because of the brief period of school. The course In Manual Training which was introduced two years ago, will be resumed and a capable in structor is being sought for this sub ject and Agriculture. During the last legislative session, physical training was made compul sory for ail students. Twenty min utes each day exclusive of recess will be devoted to this. From inquiries already received, there is every indication lo believe that last year's enrollment which was so auspiciously Increased to the high water mark of 83, will reach 100 the coming year. This can easily be realized if full advantage is taken or the splendid educational facilities of fered at home. of It on the Central Oregon highway state our representatives. The gen tlemen also bring back word that Deschutes county proposes a bond Is sue of $126,000 and promise to use 1 10,000 of that on the road east to Hums. Messrs. Hass and MrKInnon both feel that the Central Oregon highway Is shape for Immediate attention If certain things can be adjusted. They say the letting of a contract for the first unit of this road has been held up for thki past several weeks because the post master at Lawen has refused to sign the recommendation of the route. This has been caused by the survey being run fn such a manner as to not serve the post office at that place, but leaves it off to one side. Our commissioners state that the State Highway Commission will not make a change In the present loca tion of the route and suggest that the court promise to construct a road from the highway to the post office at Lawen as a means of settling the matter satisfactorily. The two com missioners propose to go to Lawen tomorrow to make this proposition. Mr. Welnsteln, the post master at BONDING CONCERN HELPS OUR QUOTA Morris Brothers, Inc., Take $30,000 Worth Victory Loan Locally. Manager James Doncgnn received a telegram yesterday from Morris Bros.) of Portland announcing rt I he firm would subscribe for 130,000 worth of Victory Beads In Harney county and asked to which bank the assignment should ho made. Morris Pros, are a bonding roncern and to show their Interest and belief In the cause they have placed an ad rsrttSStMlM I" every paper In Oregon this week urging the people to buy Victory llonds. In addition to this they have made the above proposl Hon which is certainly commendable AM, OHEOON MOTHER FACE BIO TASK v W. W. HKOWN HI VS MORE OHAZINU inn S0M Acres of Havldxon Holding Taken; To lie Paid for In Wool. Or. loulse Kleiner of Oregon Social Hygiene Society Coming to Rums to Help. Dr. Louise Rlchter will be a big factor In helping the women of Hums In the fight against the social evil In Oregon when she speaks to the women and girlH of the city on Wed nesday, April 23, at 3:00 and 8;-00 p. m. In the Liberty theatre. The afternoon address will he primarily for girls of eleven and over, and the evening meeting will be primarily for women. There are now very few persons In Oregon who do not know of the splendid health record of this state. In The first million draftees, while thetiverage stale sent thirty voner- eally diseased men per thousand into the service ami the state with the nignest percentage sent eighty-nine CITY COUNCIL DECIDES ON CLEAN-UP WEEK Citizens Present at Meeting By Invitation USE SUGGESTED FOR CITY ROAD FUND City Will Provide Means for Disposing of Garbage and Trasb Collect; Better Healtb Conditions. Considerable interest was shown at a Battel meeting of the city coun cil Inst night vhlch was called for ttm purpose of starting a general clean up of the town, both as lo accumulat ed garbage and the beaut IfylSf, of the homes of the citizens and improve ment of the streets. Several of the ing the past aeveu years in educa tional propaganda for clean young manhood and young womanhood. While In Prlneville Saturday on I There Is no fact connected with other business, W. W. Brown met the war of which Oregonians may Watson P. Davidson of 8t. Paul and fl more Justly proud than of this closed a deal for 9,600 acres of graz- record of her manhood and of the Ing land adjacent to holdings he al- foresight that made such a result ready possesses in the southern part possible. Hut with our pride comes oi tnis county, says the Crook County a great sense of duty the duty to Journal. citizens were present by invitation per thousand, Oregon sent less than'0"'1 took IHrt ,n tlie discussion and six per thousand. made suggestions. One matter un- This wonderful record has been (ler ""deration was the method ot made possible by the splendid co-op- """ding the road fund which is eration of the people of Oregon dur- i nlao"d ln ,he hands of the city as it is a road district In Itself and has a certain amount of the road fund at Its disposal each year. Repair Bad Spot In Roads. Some wanted It used in putting the main street in better repair but this did not meet the approval of others who contended trtat each "property owner should stand the expense In front of his property and that the The lands already owned by Mr. she holds to keep her standing as Brown totaled more than 14000 acres a beacon to the rest of the world in -iiid is situated In four counties, and ' Its struggle lor clean living. Is used for grazing livestock of all The Federal government and other kinds, principally sheep. J states are now realizing the terrible Mr. Brown says he has reduced his drain upon economic resources, horses somewhat, having sold more health and morals resulting from the than 2,000 head in the past two yearn ' social evil and they are taking up keep Oregon In the proud position I road fun,l,' 8hould be used ln the in but expects to Increase his sheep to 20,000 or 26,000 head. He haa faith In the livestock In dustry and although well paat the threescore mark In years, he thlnka that Central Oregon Is a good coun- the fight against Its ravages. Ore gon must continue to show them the way and It la upon the mothers of tbe state that this duty principally falls. We must, if we are to continue the fight effectively, have an educated lleves live stock will enjoy high ' the confidence of their children will prices for years and is building ac cordingly. Incidentally he contracted to pay Mr. Davidson for hs lands ln wool, do much to eliminate the red plague from our state. It la hoped that every mother and every woman interested in under try In which to live and work. ! parenthood to give to the young the He cam to this country in 1182, Information that every boy and airl ...... . I - rw w i-awn, was in this city yesterday and , got ajob In Prlneville digging a Well sjiould have. One generation of nar- told a representative of this paper he land afterwards taught school. He be- ents knowing their duty and having was not disposed to act arbitrarily ln this matter and was In favor of the highway but If It Is to be a post road It should serve the post office. He said: "I am ready to submit the mat ter to the citizens of Harney county and abide by their decision If we can get a representative meeting togeth er to consider It along with other things of public interest, but I do not believe in allowing one or two men to dictate to me and my neighbors what we should do In this or any other matter. I have recently had some correspondence with the State Highway and the postal authorities which was valued at 45 cents for tbla j standing herself or her children will year and 40 cents a pound for the hear Dr. Rlchter while she Is here. two succeeding clips. I '.KM r.tiuilt sill. I. IN DEMAND. Men able to drive the many-horse teams-on the big eastern Oregon Hygiene Society. Dr. Rlchter Is a physician with twenty-three years practise. She has been specially prepared by the War Department to bring her message to women and girls and she speaks un der the auspices of the Oregon Social ranches are scarce and hard to find, reports J. W. Brewer, farm help and Imagine I know something of my specialist of the college extension and be taken up position In this controversy." I federal service. He thinks the trac- There will be no admission charge to the lecture and no collection will Bert Otis, who Is farming the old Bowen place on I'olson Creek, arrived home from Spokane Thursday even ing, where he and the family had been since last fall. Just himself and son came ln as the other mom- tor will have to be the solution lr the present condition continues. A B. H. K.i m t until, a son of Mrs. Charles W. Bills, arrived home this great shortage of farm labor Is re- j week after receiving his discharge ported from theSpokane and Yakima from the navy In which branch of districts. A good tenant house, fit ' the service he volunteered at the be to live and enjoy life In, la one of Mr. ginning of the war. The young man Brewer's solutions of the farm help ORAM) WORTHY MATRON VISITS EASTERN HTAR Burns Chapter, No. 40, O. E. 8. was paid an official visit by Worthy Orand Matron Mabel Settlemeler on Thursday night. Word was received last week that she contemplated this visit and local members advised her not to come on a count of the influen za epidemic. The lady finally sent a wire saying she had made all arrange ments and fixed her Itinerary, there fore would come in even though the attendance might not be as large as otherwise. There were throe candi dates for the degrees but the train was late reaching Crane and the vis itor did not reach this city until al-I most midnight. The candidates had I hers of the family will remain In the problem. He says the tenant's wife city until the close of school. Mr. , often determines whether the farm Otis seeded a large acreage to sweet hand remains on the farm, and the clover last year and reports it is do- j tenant house determines the attitude Ing fine. ' ,,f the wife. was mustered out In Philadelphia. His home coming was a pleasant surprise to his mother as she was not even aware that he had returned to the States from Liverpool where he had been stationed. THE KEYSTONE IM ORM VIIOV CONCERNING " K'VH" '"" "T I before lier ur RIGHTT1 OK.tDK KXAM8 riVal ,,Ut " ""'l'"r of ' n.e.ul.ers remained ut the lodge mm aiul tag County S c h e S I Superintendent Worthy Grand Matron wuh most gra Bjgnces M. Clark announces that the moiihIv received, Mrs. Minnie l,,t eighth grade final examinations will ! son of Ontario. Au,.ii,. n- ,,,i ,. i -- - . ' ',, I)'' ll'-M fill Muv 1 T. imiiI 1A Onuillnn ,1 (- ..- . . .. "' ' ' "'" " vi.i-hwii iiui'imnn, a iilllipa IIHII Ul lirallll Mll- sheei , rr he. examination will be trou over. """ out as soon as received from the Following the meeting "''. . II lierhllenilelil (if I'nhll,- In. 'ruction. It Is hoped to have tliem P the hands of the hoard chairmen "' i'h n u of llmo before th i " j and took them bgek a nice re- DS I was served and Hie visitor n turned to Crane In order to take Hie morning train out. Mrs. Archie Mr Jiiwun brought them over from Crailc HCuttU --- ,ri ' jvT : ,'t.tt; l-C)At( ,t 'Jf j. '''.' 'Jin?''' tersections and upon the approaches to town from the several country roads. One matter thta might have had at tention In connection with the dis posal of this fund was the few bad spots a short distance out which pre vented people from getting to town during the recent muddy season. It was asserted by men who knew that this lost a conslderabe trade to this town which might have been avoided with a small expenditure of money. In the general discussion of the af fairs or the city Charles W. Ellis sug gested tbe advisability of a new char ter for the city. This brought out comment upon the present charter which it appears is somewhat anti quated. Clean-up Date Het. Before the meeting adjourned the mayor set the week beginning April 28 as clean-up week. Those pres ent expressed their hearty approval of the Intention of the council to in augurate a general Improvement pro grain which will bring about a better condition in the health of the city as well as more sightly appearance of the town. The city will provide means of tak ing away the garbage and trash from the homes and alleys of the city dur ing clean-up week. All is asked Is the co-operation of the citizens hi collecting the debris around their premises and placing in convenient piles where the teams or trucks may load it on. Direction of City Marshal. The campaign is to be placed under the direction of the city marshal anil he Is also authorized to see that the broken boards in the sidewalks are fixed and the fences that are partly out 1. the Btreet are straightened up. It should he the pride of every resi dent to co-operate In tbls move and see that the request of the authorities is compiled wth. It Is not expected that this work can be accomplished In a day and we have the entire Week to complete It in. Let's do It. STOCK RAIHKRH ASSOCIA TION TO MEET AT REND Secretary Correll of the Cattle Horse Raisers' Association, has writ ten this simp announcing the 6th. annual convention to be held ln Bend on April 22 and 23. Correll suggests that the boys who go from here come over and join the Baker contingent who go out ln a special train, hut the stock men from this county could bo in Bend before they could get from here to Baker. How ever, he will find a bunch of the Har ney county boys there to take part in tin- convention. o Mrs. Krauk Uroff informs this pa per that W. 11. Chase, who formerly worked at the Hums Oarage but who volunteered his services to the gov ernment ut the outbreak of the war, has gained promotion rapidly and Is now Nnslgn at the Naval Auxiliary Reserve at New York.