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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1919)
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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON MAY 17, 1919
CLUB COMMITTEE WILL
START DRIVE MONDAY
"Loosening Up" Will Bring
SUB-COMMITTEE DRAWS UP PLEDGE
jtjate f Faids Needed (e be Assessed
Is Easiness Hauses tad Professional
The committee appointed to find
support for tne new commercial
Club met last night In the old club
rooms, where preparations were made
to start the active work of obtaining
mpport pledges. A sub-committee
was appointed by the chairman, Chas.
M. Faulkner, to draw up a suitable
Instrument to circulate among the
prospective memDers. is. h. Conner,
John W. Biggs, and Nollle F. Keed
were appointed to attend to this im
Monday afternoon was set as the
Uae for the circulation of this pledge.
Ad estimate of the amount of funds
necessary to carry tne club along
success fully was made, and a propor
tionate sum assessed to each bust-
house and professional man in
the city. This estimate included the
salary of the secretary, who is to be
brought in from the outside, as well
as incidental and running expenses.
Carefully apportioned as it will be,
the expense to any Individual firm or
man will be very slight when the
Talue of the organization is consid
Look for the committee Monday
afternoon Their motto may be
"Loosen up,' but the loosening up
process will be one that will bring
large returns to everyone who under
goes it. Pledges will be asked for
support for a definite term of years.
although it is not contemplated that
the organization will ever be allowed
to die, as have those in the past.
the term of the pledge is up.
Having support for a definite period,
it is expected to have the club so
strong at the expiration of that per
iod that no one will care to permit it
to die. Without this feature of as
sured maintenance for a certain time,
the new dub would in all probability
hare the same fate that so many
Fall in line Monday afternoon, and
sign up lo help the institution that
etna much to the advancement of
Burns and the development of Harney
county. With the support of the men
who will he chiefly benefited a live
organization can be formed, and with
a live organization, progress can be
ade as evidenced by the work of
inch bodies all over the country. The
history of Bend is familiar to all.
Its commercial club made Bend, and
reason exists why as much can
be done for Burns. And when
living financial support, make a
riedgp to yourself If not to the com-
nlttee to also give equally essential
A fitting observance of Memorial
Day was brought up at the committee
etlng, and owing to the uncertain
ty of the club's ability to form in
"me to give It necessary attention,
toe G. A. R, was asked to take care
' this event as in times past. Capt.
W. Gowan represented the Civil
ar veterans, and promised the
"wting be would do all possible to
",e our heroes In this and other
a remembered on that day.
ORADB HKPORT GIVKN
KPia Delta Sigma leads the fra
rnities in h, holarshlp for the sec-
term according to averages Just
Pftad. Phi Delta Theta ranks sec
ni and the Reavers third. The gen
! average for the student body is
' for the men and 88.59 for the1
"en 0, A. C, Barometer. Two j
1 boyh, Ed Goodman and Othel
toff, are llifmhur. n9 Iki. fr.U.nltv
Ml had an average of 91 per cent.
"""ey County boys are demonstrat-
flbat th..y ran not only "do their
' in war, hut are also hard work-
r Ptfare time pursuits.
w and learn! A year ago how
had heard of Chateau'
W or ih.. Argonne forest? Or
'"I'll, iiKTit.ct.irl lliul lh(. illuniiul-
'the Hungarian seuport Hum-
lld Bake any difference in our
Local Business Men's
Methods of Competition
Criticized by Speaker
Among the addresses before the
men assembled Wednesday evening
for the purpose of forming a commer
cial club were many that showed
how keenly the lack of unity of act
ion between business men of the city
and county Is felt. One speaker,
of several years standing in the com
munity, pointed out how far our local
institutions were growing from the
f lines of business In which they stara-
ed. As an Instance, he cited among
other articles, the item of fishing
tackle. While the correspondent is
not in a position to state to what
particular line of business fishing
tackle appertains. It would seem
strange that there is not a store in
Harney county in which it cannot be
obtained. While this speaks well
for the abundance of trout to be
found In our local streams, and
would he a matter of small signific
ance if it were the only article so
favored, the fact remain that It la
indicative of a condition of unhealthy
competition, for there Is scarcely an
article of daily use, according to this
speaker, that cannot also be found
In any business house he cares to
Another item about which the same
speaker dwelt at some length was
clothing, men's clothing particularly.
Not only is this commodity handled
exclusively by one of our local firms,
hut nearly every other store of any
size Is In a position to supply It. and
several Individuals "take orders ' as
well. The ultimate consumer pays
heavily for this condition. There
is surely sufficient business In cloth
ing Harney county's masculine pop
ulation to support more than one
store, and the ultimate consumer
above referred to would not be the
only one to profit by specialisation.
While matters of this kind may or
may not be outside a commercial
club's activities, it fs apparent that
a correction of the condition will bo
food for reflection for its members
and everybody concerned. The nat
ural benefits resulting from special
isation are not limited to the business
man, but are enjoyed by his custom
ers and the community as a whole
The only sufferer is the mall order
This brings up an old question
that communities of our size have
had to struggle against since Mr.
Ward first discovered the efficacy of
the printed word. Complaints are
made that local stores do not carry
desired goods. They can't . when
every prospective customer doslres
goods that are to be found In the
pages of a mail-order house catalog.
No estimate can be made of the
amount of money sent out r the
county and state annually for the
purchase of articles necessary to ex
istence. It Is safe to say that it
would more that support enough
stores of sufficient si.- to carry com
plete lines of specialized goods. The
Item of shoes alone Justifies this
statement. Out of a population of
some 5,000 people in the county, each
one needing at least two pairs of
shoes a year, a specialized shoe store
would be kept busy night and day
supplying half of their requirements.
As an instance of the wide-sproad
custom of failing to trade at home.
i Hie speaker related an account of one
of our local citizens who showed an
attractive lodge charm to a local
Jeweler and asked his opinion. "That
Is a pretty fine piece of work," re
marked the Jeweler, "where did you
get It?" "Why, I got that from one
of the biggest mall order houses In
the country," replied the citlzeu.
Duration or continued friendship is
left to the Imagination.
Why Is near beer so far from beer?
John Witzell and his son spent a
few days In town this week.
L. M. Hamilton was a business vis
itor font the southern part of the
county during the week. He return
ed home Thursday.
Fred Flsk surprised his former ,
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Hi in week for a short visit. FMd
torSI conduce., a naroor snup ...
thin city and Is quite well known to i
the old" time people.
CANYON CITY MAHONN
COMING ON VISIT.
As a result of the recent trip of
some of the members of the Masonic
rrntirnity of this city to Canyon City
when three of the local boys were
given the Chapter degrees K. A. M ,
the Canyon Masonic brethren were
Invited to come to Burns. They ac
cepted the Invitation to come tp.e last
day of May, two weeks from today,
to visit the local lodge and witness
the work of the home team In the
Third Degree. The invitation was
agreablc to the Canyon boys and
many have expressed their intention
to be present.
The. Burns aggregation consisted
of ('has. M. Faulkner, Master of the
Him- Lodge; Henry Dalton, Fred Wil
liams. C. H. Veogtly. L. M. Brown.
Win. Farre. Vic and Hodney Cozad,
the two latter being members of the
Canyon, lodge. They report having
been royally treated by our neighbors
and profuse In their praise of the
hospitality shown them. The writer
can attest the hospttallty of the Can
yon City folk, as he has enjoyed it on
more than one occasion, and ian
assure these who contemplate a visit
to our city that they shall have the
best there Is.
A well-balanced poultry ration con-
tains the proper proportion of protein
and carbohydrates to satisfy the winter time when it Is not In active
needs and desires of the farm fowl, j operation. This he did during the
while it also carries the mineral mat- la-' winter but a few weeks ago.
tar, bulk and palatabillty necessary j when signs of spring appeared Jack
to accomplish good feeding results ."m out over the snow on skis and
There Is no best ration superior lo all ' spent the time here renewing ac-
others. The aim of poultry experts) qualntances.
and practical farmers is to ascertain! During the winter period It Is the
about what mixture of the poultry
feed gives the best results and then
to use this relative proportion in
making rations, or In substituting
different feeds according to their
price and availability.
Modifications of feeding methods
are so numerous that the Individual
flockowner may select the method
which he thinks best suited to his
conditions. The average farmer
feeds his fowl on home-grown grain
and rarely buys commercial or mixed
feeds. Furthermore, fowl allowed
to balance their own ration during
free range on the farm pick up plenty
of green feed, bugs and seeds during
the spring and summer, which help
It Is also profitable to feed these
bens any available surplus skim milk
or buttermilk, which may bu mixed may be used after slight repairs.
Into a mash with the ground grain Mr. I'urlngton Is not decided at
and combined with some beef meal or tbls time as to whether he will re
table scraps during the winter when build or not. He has a quanlty of
the birds can not get Insects on the lumber on hand and may not run the
range. mill this season.
' ; '"
GKT RKADY FOR
Definite announcement of Chautau
qua week haa caused some of the citi
zens of Burns to begin to consider
arrangements for the event. There
will be many visitors' during that
week and arrangements should be
made to care for the crowd.
The EUlson-Whlte people have
sent circular letters to many of the
subscribers announcing that we are
to have June 24, 25. 26, 27, 28, 29.
This brings It so as to cover Sunday.
With weather conditions right we
may expect the largest gathering of
people In this city during that week
that we have witnessed In several
years. Many of these will likely come
with thel" own camping equipment
and arrangements should be made
for their comfort. There are some
nice camping places In this vicinity
and these should have attention and
see that they are In shape.
No doubt the Fair Orounds will be
nl the disposal of visitors as well as
the Burns Oarage grounds above
town, und there are also places near
the river that are available.
; IM'HINGTON KIN DM HIS
MILL IN ASH KM MONDAY.
K. V, Purl.-.-tnn went up to bis mill
last Monday to take Jack Scarf up to
look alter things and get in readiness
lo do .some work. Mr. Scarf always
' looks after the property during the
habit to burn the surplus saw dusti,., ,. ,.
,, , . , . . ' l'ng the Importance of organization
Hint has accumulated during the sea
son's run and this was done last
winter. At the time Mr. Scarf came
down the saw dust pile was so wet
that It did not seem there was any
tin in It whatever, but it Is evident
there was for the mill was found in
ashes upon their arrival last Monday.
Fortunately several thousand feet of
lumber, the other buildings, such as
dwelling, office, bunk house, planing
mill, sheds, barns, etc., were, not ln-
Jured Just the saw mill proper,
whlh entails a loss of some $3,000.
Mr. I'urlngton stated that It would
cost more than that amount to re
plnce the building and machinery at
this time since everything cost more.
The engine, saws, carrier, etc., are a
complete loss but he says the boiler
Fitting Tribute Planned
for Memorial Day in
Honor of War Heroes
Burns will celebrate Memorial Day
in a manner as elaborate as circum
stances will permit. In an interview
'with Capt. A. W. Qowan this morn
ing the information was given that
the ministers, service men, and social
and fraternal organizations would be
requested to take part in a fitting
tribute to heroes whose deeds are
remembered on that day. While no
definite arrangements have been
made as yet, Capt. Oowan assured
the reporter that no effort would be
spared to hold appropriate services.
Rome of the city's singers will be
requested to lend their talent, and
addresses suitable will be heard from
local rrten. The service men in the
vlcfnlty are arranging for a parade,
with the various sacred and fraternal
organizations represented. A sugges-
Hon to have a section for each the
army and navy men has been made.
with the request that all men who
are able participate.
The Liberty Theater or Tonawama
will be available for the occasion,
where the singing and speaking may
be held. A definite plan for the
parade and program for the day will
be announced In the, next Issue of
HTOCK MKN MEET
TO D1M4TMM RIHINEMH.
There was a meeting of the Burns
Cattle Horse Raisers Association
held last Tuesday afternoon at
the court house when matters of mut
ual Interest were taken up and dlscus-
Jsed. Tim local tin.. V mat. ...... .t
and will profit by it In the near
future as they have taken proper
steps to gain proper recognition from
the forest reserve and also had the
advantage community purchasing of
MUM. HAUCL HKVANS
TEACHING IN CALIFORNIA
The many friends of Mrs. Hazel
Bevana will be glad to know she
graduated from the California State
Normal School at San Diego, the last
of April 1919. She entered the school
Feb. 18, 1918 and completed the
regular teachers training course. She
Is now teaching In the schools of
Callpatrla. Cal. In Imperial Valley,
it Is around 106 degrees In the shade
now and the school buildings are
built with porches so the children
sit there and study during the hottest
weather. Mr. Bevans Is running a
caterpillar on a largo cotton ranch
for Cudahy Co. in mexlco, not far
from the California border.
GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO
DISPOSE OF HOltSKM
"Good prqspects for wheat In the
middle west and high priced cotton In
the south makes It look good for the
coming big horse sale," said Smith
Crane to a reporter of this paper the
Mr. Crane is making preparations,
to take a large number of llarnev
county horses out to the hlg sale at
Omaha, Nebraska about the middle
of Juno. He was one of the active
buyers of horses during the war and
paid many thousands of dollars to the
horse raisers of this county for army
mounts, but at the close of the war
the market went "bum'. Now Mr.
Crane sees an opportunity to get
Home money for the raisers and Is In
viting the horsemen to make con
signments to the big sale.
The Times-Herald believes local
dealers should take advantage of this
opportunity to dispose of large num
bers of their horses as they are sim
ply consuming valuable range at pre
sent with no prospects for a larger
demand or better price in the im
mediate future. '
OPENER IN THIS DISTRICT.
According to a Washington dis
patch published In the Portland Jour
nal which arrived here yesterday
morning, Senator McNary has been
informed tiiul .15,000 acres of land
In the Hums district lias been de
j ignated for stock-raising hfrsstftaarti.
I effective June 2. All of it Is already
I covered by applications.
Committee of Ten Has Been
SALARIED SECREARY MAY BE SOUGHT
Individul Spirit of Business-like Deter-
arinatinn Shewn at Meeting
Burns is waking up.
The first indications of this fact
was received last week when the road
delegation went to meet the State
Another indication was displayed
Wednesday evening when a number
of representative citizens met In the
old Commercial Club room and dis
cussed the re-organizatlon of that
j Dodv or one "'milar, that would have
for ,U ch,ef UttrP0e the bringing
, about r a unlty of notion, not only
for the things that will benefit Burns,
but the entire county. The manner
In which the men assembled went
about the business of forming this
body, indicates that there is a firm
purpose to make the organization a
permanent one, and one which will
be In a position to do the maximum
A committee of ten was appointed
by the acting chairman, Judge H. C.
Levens, to call upon the business men
and institutions to ascertain the
amount of support that will be given.
The spirit of the meeting showed a
desire that this pledged support be
not for an indefinite time or the life
of the club, but rather that eacb
member or prospective member
should pledge his financial and mor
al support for a term of years suffic
ient for establishment on a sound
The proposition of employing a
salaried secretary was very favorably
discussed, preferably a man from the
outside who would not be partial to
any particular Interest or interests,
but would work whole-heartedly for
all. With a good live man in this
position, one experienced in the work
of commercial clubs In other cities.
It was pointed out the club could be
kept alive, and be constantly on the
Job to take up every matter of im
portance in a business-like manner.
A critlcsm that clubs of the past
received was the lack of such a sec
retary, and the call upon the time of
local men to perform the duties.
While there are men in Burns who
could very efficiently fill the office,
it was felt that none could be found
whom the club could feel Justified
In asking to abandon his own busi
ness In the Interests of all, nor one
who would be agreeuble to the var
ious elements that these interests re
present. The individual spirit shown at the
meeting could hardly be called en
thusiasm. Rather it should be call
ed business-like determination to cor
rect a condition that is becoming a
menace not only to the city of Hums,
lint the entire county as well.
The committee appointed by Judge
Levens, to meet Friday evening in
the commercial club room was com
posed of Charles M. Faulkner, of the
Harney County Abstract Company;
J. C. Welcome, Jr., of Welcome Phar
macy; George Young, sheep man;
Nollle F. Heed, of Heed Bros. Drug
Store; John K. Loggan, of the Burns
Oarage; Earl H. Conner, cashier First
National Bank ; Ben Brown, of tho
firm of N. Brown & Sons; James
Lampshire, of Lampshlre's Garage;
John W. Biggs, attorney; and Joe
Thompson, of Burns Cash Store.
HARNEY COUNTY MAKKS
GOOD ON VICTORY BONDS
When all returns were In from the
recent sale of Victory Liberty Bonds
in this county it was found that we
had again exceeded our quota and
kept up our reputation of the past.
This is quite remarkable and very
gratifying to Manager Donegan aad
those active in the solicitation, as it
baa been rather hard on the people
of Haruey county considering coidi
tions. Harney county's quota was $173,
925. Off and the amount subscribed
U S174.150.00. i
Japan's beautiful manners do uot
prevent her being an excellent grabber.