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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1919)
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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON APRIL 26, 1919
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STOCKMEN WILL MEET
NEXT YEAR IN BURNS
of Invitation From
OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED AT BEND
Phil Smith of This City First Man Named
On Executive lommittee For
Several of Harney county's stock
men and cltlsens attended the meet
ing or the State Cattle a Horse Kals
ers' association at Bend the firsj of
Ibli week and as a, result of thlr Invi
tation the next annual convention of
the organization will be bold in (his
elt) "Ills Is a gr.'herlug of the real
backbone of Oregon and means con
llderabro io the citizens of Buhm us
it brii-Ks an aggregation of people
v no have not gotten over the hospi
tality if the old rievs and wh nre
the kind of guests we desire co enter
tain. The Oregon Cattle a Horse Rais
ers' Association Includes in Its mem
bership almost every man engaged In
that business east of the Cascade
Mountains and there are generally
some 600 or more delegates who at
tend these annual meetings. Burns
must prepare to take care of these
people when they come. The exact
date of the gathering has not been de
termined as it Is to be at a date in
May when the roads are good for anto
The same officers who had looked
after the affairs of the association In
the past were elected to continue the
work for the coming year. William
Pollman. of Baker, who has been the
president of the organization since
its birth, was re-elected as were also
Ueo. Itussell of Prlnevllle. first vice
president; William H. Daugbtry of
Portland, second vice president ;Wm.
Duby of Baker was again chosen the
treasurer and S. O. Correll, secretary.
I'liil Smith of this city was the first
man named on the executive commit
tee for this year.
Among those who attended the
meeting at uenn rrom this county
were: W. H. Robertson and Al Mas
terson and his wife, from the Drew
sey country; William Hanley, A. R.
Olson, W. H. Craven, C. H. Leonard,
Judge H. C. Levens. Phil Smith and
A. K. Richardson.
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$100,000 NEEDED IN
VICTORY LOAN QUOTA
Lets Than Half Reported As
Subscribed in First
Week of Drive.
Even though her father. Harry
Psyne Whitney is a multl-mlllfon-alre,
Miss Flora Payno Whitney
keeps right on pounding a typr
wilter In the capacity of stenogrs
pher. She learned stenograph v
for Red Cross work but whei
peace cam she went to work In
the Republican Women's National
aWcativa committee heedquar-
romra naurca veteran
TO TRY URON O BISTING
Enlisted At Age of Thlrtoen Has
Seen Three And One-Half
Years Active Service.
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Oood for the farms, good for the
towns good for the nation; QOOI)
Kvery good road Is a blessing to
its locality. When the roads are In
good Kliape intercourse between the
town and the country tributary to it
iH facilitated. Perishable products
from the farm, instead of being left
to bpoll on the ground, can be
brought promptly into town, and
either utilized there or shipped away
to find their market. The town has
the benefit of Increased trade from
Pierre Forgeront, 17-year-old vet
eran of the great war, arrived In
Burns the fore part of the week, and
will be employed at the Island ranch.
He wants to try the life of the Amer
ican cowboy, believing it no more
difficult to ride a bucking broncho
than the deck of a submarine chaser.
M. Forgeront Is a native Parisian,
and enlisted In the French navy
when thirteen years old. He has
seen three and one-half years active
war service chasing the Hun subs,
been wounded at least twice by
shrapnel fire, and spent over four
months in hospital. Daring his ser
vice he attended a school for ensigns,
and was stationed on the destroyers
"Francis" and "Casar."
The young man carrya scars on the
WAY COUNCIL back of his head and on his left arm.
as a result of his wounds. A shrap
nel ball that entered Just below the
!!(. and passed out between the
thumb and forefinger caused the
He tells of an encounter with three
big new German submarines that
his vessel and two others experienced
not far from the port of Bordeaux,
wi. n it wan not thought to tho din
credit of the French navy to "go away
from there." and during which ho
received his second souvenir from tl.o
The uniform) M. Forgeront wears
Ih the gayest Burns has seen for
Resembling in color tho
The Victory Liberty Loan campaign
Is on and from what can be ascer
tained from the solicitors of this vi
cinity It would appear to he moving
Manager Oonegan left here Mon
day for his tour of the county, being
accompanied by Secretary Farre of
the executive committee, also by C.
W. Ellis, another member of (he com
mittee, "Curly" Potter, Harry How
ell. Tom Allen and I. Weltisteln. At
Crane they were met by an outside
speaker who accompanied (hem from
that point. Nothing has been heard
as to the success of the party but
they were prepared to lake subscrip
tions and these would not como In
lo (he banks in advance of their re
turn. A visit to the two banks thin morn
ing brought (he Information that the
subscriptions are not coming in very
fast and would appear there Is apa
thy shown. It is going to take work
to put Harney county over the top as
it will require $100,000 to complete
We must all do our best to keep our
record good as in the past. Grant
county has gone over early in the
week with alnie: double Its quota.
We cannot afford to fail in this drive.
RAILROADS MIKlt III GO RACK
TO TRIVATK OWNERSHIP
Not Successful linlir (lovernmcnt
Management; Taxes too HikIi
Already With Income Tax.
The railroads are broke.
Their debts grow like rolling snow
balls. Ever since (hey go( out of the
hands of private "owners they hate
been as profitable as a soda fountain
at the North Pole.
The private owners were not an
gels. Their motive was not philan
thropy. Their inspiring purpose was
to make money for themselves all
they could. But if they did not give
some kind of service In exchange for
It they could not make any.
They could not 'all back upon tax
ation. The government perhaps feels
that It can. but since filling their In
come tax declarations the people be
gin to think that there must be some
limit to taxation.
LAWEN PEOPLE BLAME
BURNS FOR SURVEY
Feel They Were Slighted On
Highway; Want Discussion
at Loan Rally.
A few of the citizens of the Lawen
neighborhood have been In town since
our last Issue and have mentioned the
Highway route over which there Is
some contention. It would appear
from conversation with some of the
people that the Lawen folks think
citizens of Burns are responsible for
the survey of this route having been
made In such a way that it does not
go by their post office. The Times
Herald has assured those with whom
it has had occasion to discuss the
matter that It was not the wish of
Burns that their town should be miss
ed and pleads Ignorance of any inten
tional alight. They feel that they
should have had a say In the route,
especially as It is to be a post road
and Is supposed to serve the post of
fice. The fact of tho matter is the peo
ple have not shown the proper Inter
est in this highway. If we are guilty
of anything it Is indifference and lack
of public spirit In that we did not
give the proposed route our atten
tion and Inform ourselves as to Its
It has been Intimated that the op
position to the route comes from but
one or two citizens in that vicinity
but The Times-Herald has made In
quiry and finds the sentiment of the
community strongly opposed to the
' route. Mr. Welnsteln was asked on
I last Sunday to recommend the pres
ent route and he again refused as
post roaster to give it bis support on
the ground that It does not serve his
It is suggested by citisens of that
neighborhood that the matter he dis
cussed at Lawen following the Victory
BOUd ineetliiK to DO held I here on the
6th of May. They feel tbey have a
grievance and should be given some
explanation. In fact they have not
yet been given any excuse whatever
for the road not going through that
place. Perhaps If some valid reason
Is given they will withdraw their objections.
IN DOUBLE WEDDING
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INDIAN OFFICIALS HERE
TO INVESTIGATE SCHOOL
Twenty-Six School Children
Miss Orace Overmsn (above)'
and Miss Kathryn Overman (bo
low), daughters of Senator Loo
Overman of North Carolina, are
holding the Washington social
spotlight as the hour for their
double wedding approaches on
April 30. Both will msrry promi
HARRITS HYING BUT SAGE
RATS ARE STILL THRIVING
Harder to Combat Rats Because
They ran Not Be Fenced Out ;
Should Observe I mw.
The health authorities have given
the picture house permission to open
again and the first program will be
produced next Wednesday night.
To (hese manifest advantages we I some tlm
may add the lessening of weai and j garb of our own Jackles, It is orna
tar on horseflesh, wagons and auto-1 menled with scarlet sleeve decora
nobilos which good thoroughfares l lions that dispel the least hint of
bring, and the prevention of a thou-1 gloom. It it set off with a small
and annoyances. blue cup bearing a bright red tassel.
Social and civic Intercourse are j Although he enlisted for ten years
1ho made much easier for the farm- in the French naval service, he was
er- If they can reach their nearest ' able to secure a leave of absence of
town In ease and comfort they will three years, and expects to spend a
make friends there, take an Interest good portion of his time In America.
m Kh improvements and business and
gin will put the country face to face
with a situation comnarable onlv to
Tho answer seems to be a special tt total crop failure or a devastating
earthquake. The roads cannot be
thrown back at their owners in their
present shape, and only congress can
formulate a plan for preparing them
for this consumation.
problem. Without funds for exten
sion, improvements and repairs the
condition of the railroads when sum
mer trade activities are timed to be-
THE NEW VERSAILLES SEPARATOR
A HKAI ill I I. WEDDING.
Austin II llonnold and Miss
Boeoato members and most valued
ones -of the community
A now body called the Federal
Highway Council has Just been or-1 Mr.
Kunlied to further the building of Hallle B. Morris were united in Holy
"ara roads In all states of the union. ! Wedlock at high twelve, by Kev. John
will act as an advisory council to j y. Mobloy at the Baptist parsonage
state and locar organizations, work-1 April 23, 1919.
'K In harmony with them nd strlv-' A4 tho couple entered the parlor
Ing toward the same end. f the parsonage, Mrs. Mobley played
It win back theTownsend bill now the Bridal chorus bv Lohengrin.
Pending in congress, which appro- They were united using the Wed
Priates the sum of $426,000,000, for! ding ring ceremony,
national highways. This sum, if our1 After congratulations, the young
legislators pass the law, will be usedj.ouple started to Bend, Oregon, ac-
'" luriner an Improved system of
roads for every state.
An excellent reason for currying
ut this work at present is the'
amount of employment it would sup-
to rsturnsd soldier, and sailors, Jugt a wo go to 1)n,HH w M1. M.
The Sonoma of this undertaking .,, Illul sianion F. T) ler died i..
souid ba Cell fey every du, si psopla llui. , al SllK ,,, ll(, l(1()k
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rompanled by Mr. Caldwell, a person
al friend to tho young bride and
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Ed. Morgan was in town Monday
and Informod a representative of this
paper that the rabbits were dying in
his neighborhood just as they had a
few years ago. This Is not unusual
as this has been the fate af the pests
In past years.
Mr. Morgan states that the sage
rats are thriving in that section and
becoming very troublesome. These
pests are not like the rabbits as they
seem to multiply and thrive regard
less of how thick they become. It is
harder to combat the sage rat, too,
because you can't fence them out like
one can the rabbits. Harney county
should take advantage of the law
passed by the recent legislature in
which it has been provided to make
the owner take part in eradicating
these troublesome little thieves. We
need Just such a law in this country
to make the indifferent individual
do his part toward such pests.
This law is made effective by
means of the appointment by the
county court of a person to have
charge of the work, and this should
be attended to at once. If any per
son does not undertake the destruc
tion of the rodents, then K shall be
the duty of the person appointed to
proceed with their extermination
and the cost is assessed to the pro
perty. This amount Is carried to the
assessment roll and collected In the
same manner as taxes.
T ATTRACTIVE WINDOW DISPLAYS.
A unique window display at tho
Welcome Pharmacy is attracting
much attention for the novelty and
timeliness of its suggestion. Because
of this feature It at once caught the
eye of the sporting editor of this
great religious weekly. In addition
to an attractive line of fishing tackle
and paraphernalia, a dolls' bed with
two recumbent figures Is shown. An
alarm clock nearby Is set for 4 a. m.,
that mystic hour when all disciples
of Isaak Walton think it necessary to
arise If they would be successful in
luring the speckled beauties from
their watery lair.
That the hands of the clonk point
'o a few minutes oast the hour Is
probably in recognition of the fact
that even the most ardent disciples
of the famous I. W. find It a trlflo
difficult to heed the first summons
of modern sleep destroyers.
Credit for this display goes to Dor
mau Leonard, who shows real skill
and aliillly In deslgnim; slriKiiK and
Another tlmeh .iml appropriate
window display this week Is at Ida
NEW CAMP ON "NIGGER FLAT" VISITED
Eilablisbmtnl of School Would Improve
General Health of Tribe; Doctor
O. L. Babcock, superintendent at
the Warm Spring Indian reservation,
accompanied by Dr. Eddleman, also
of the reservation, arrived In this city
Thursday evening for the purpose of
looking further Into the possibility of
establishing a day school for the In
dian boys and girls of the Pluto
tribe In this vicinity.
Mr. Babcock was here last fall and
I nianeu an investigation naving ror its
purpose the aiding of tho local tribes
men. He secured some estimates at
that time and had some plans and
specifications of a suitable building.
His particular object this trip Is to
get the number of pupils such an un
dertaking would accommodate and
he finds there are about twenty-six
school children. This would Justify
the establishment of the school and
hiring a teacher as well as a matron.
Indians Find "Plenty Ground Hog"
Mr. Babcock and Dr. Eddleman ac
companied Sam Mothersbead (who is
the white chief of the local Piutes
and looks after their welfare) out to
"Nigger Flat" yesterday where most
of the Indians were camped. This
Is on the hills just this side of Stencil
ing Water Mountain where they find
a quantity of roots, known as "Indian
potatoes," also where there are a
"plenty groundhog" which Captain
Louie says "Indian heap like." The
principal reason for this returning to
the original custom of the Indian was
not exactly from choice, however, but
because there was too much Spanish
influensa around among the whites
and this would be rather bard on the
Indian should an epidemic break out
A representative of this paper met
Mr. Babcock last evening and the
gentleman spoke hopefully of the
plans for the establishment of the
school and stated it was merely a
matter of funds.
He visited a tract of land in this vi
cinity in company with Mr. Mothers
head where it is possible to lease
a site for the schooi and it may be a
reality in the near future. ,
Reservation Doctor Here
Dr. Eddleman is here in his capac
ity as reservation physician and Is
looking after the health of the tribe.
Dr. Eddleman stated that with the
esablishment of a school and some
one to look after them regularly the
general health of the tribe would im
prove. It is his intention to make
frequent trips here from this time
on regardless of the result of the
pre-ent effort to et-tablish a school.
Should this be done he could have
better assurance of the treatment as
a matron could minister to them of
ten and see that they made proper ap
plication of the medicine and sani
J. K. WKULS
Died Yesterday, April 25, at his
residence in this city, J. E. Wells,
aged G7 years. Deceased had been
confined to his homo for several
weeks but had been a sufferer from
ulcers of the stomach for years. He
was a stone mason and had worked at
his trade in this city for the past two
years. His aged mothir came to
make BOf home with him last summer
and was with him at the time of kls
death. Mr. Wells was a married man
but hts family had not been In Burns.
A sou iirr'vi d from Butte, Montana,
die dav beloic his death. Tho funer
al will lie held tomorrow afterr.oon.
interment being in tho Catholic cem
etery. I. S. Qeer & Co. store. Waldo (Jeer
Iish an attractive window in keepltg
with tho coming clean-up, week ac
tivities and presents many suggestions
to the people to get busy.
There arc other ultra. live win
dows aloai the stnet Ihat are BJ
propiiutely dressed but these two sr
particularly timely (his week.