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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, MAY 3, 1924
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COOPERATE WITH FOR
EST ON ROAD PROGRAM
PUn Pledge Future Revenue
To Secure Funds; Would
Not Increase Taxes.
Forest Supervisor Hold of tho Mal
heur Forest, spent a couplo of days
In this city this wook In dlscuBBlug
tho proposition of co-oporntlon from
Harney county In a rotul building
proposition Unit Is so favorabllo thttt
proposition that Is bo fnvorablo that
dor tho plan suggested Harney conn
ty can connect with tho John Duy
highway and do Its part toward tho
north and south highway program
started soino tlmo ngo without add
ing to tho present tax levy.
Mr. Hold outlined tho plan to n
number of biialncsB men at n moot
ing at Tonawuma Thursday night
and they were bo favorably Impress
ed with tho project that President
Dr. h. K. Hlbbnrd, of tho Mums and
Harney County Commercial Cllub,
called a public mooing at tho court
house for last ovonlng to lay It be
foro all tho cltlzons with a view of
itartlng an actlvo campaign to put
the proposition beforo tho taxpayers
of tho entlro county should It find
As tho forms of this paper close
on Friday ovenlng for tho regular
edition tho sontlmont of tho mass
meeting cannot bo told at tho tlmo
this Is written, but Tho Tlmes-Hor-ald
predicts tho program will meet
unanimous approval and Harney
county will tnko steps to do some
real road construction on a bails
that will bo economical.
Tho plan la to pledge tho futuni
receipts of tho National Forest sale
to liquidating tho funds necessary to
build a hard surfaco road of regula
tion spoclflcalons npprovod by tho
National Bureau of Itoads, National
Forest aud tho Stato Highway Com
mission. These regulations aro such
and tho territory over which tho
road would bo built does not moan
an expenslvo construction because
of tho excellent road material avail
able on tho route. It further means
an outlet to 1 In nicy county under
farortiblo circumstances of construc
tion and financing that could not be
had from any other source
The big sale of timber In tho Honr
valley district, with lessor units now
Iwjig riirx-ldcrcd closer to Hums,
ast-ur u groat Incrouso In this coun
ty i Mr. if the National Forost
t.i i - i ii.' development depar
ts tin- Witlonnl Forost makes
i' i- bl to ssciira funds for
iu ' . ,' . M'is that aro urallablo not
oily within tho forost hut also con-
net rg rfds Furhor provision Is
mad unJ r the aaino plan of annual
mal"ti nunrn that Is most attractive.
Tho Forest Borvlco Is committed
to this develoninont and will act fav
orably upon tho proposed route as
that dipar'tncut feolu tho necessity
and adv.tutnuo of such a road. Grant
county Is already committed to tho
plan and is taklnir udvautngo of It.
A hard surfaco road from tho John
Day highway to Iloar valley Is now
under construction with every pros
pect of its being comploted within a
few weeks. Harney county Is In u
position to realizo great advantages
at this tlmo In securing aid from tho
Forest development fund for ithls
project aud it Is up to tho cltlzons to
tako ndvantngo of tho opportunity.
STUDENT DODY TO GIVK EN
Tin Harney County HI student
body will sponsor an entertainment
at tho Llborty Theatre on next Thurs
day ovenlng which promlsos to bo
an attraction that tihould fill tho
bouso us is usually tho case wbon
they appear. Tho proceods from this
entertainment goes into tho studont
body fund to holp tho expense of
track team and other incidentals,
Tho , program will Includo num-
hors by tho Girls' Gloo Club; ono act
Play, "Tho Romancers;" tho Girls'
Trio; "Marchoto" by tho Spanish
class; "Wild Noll" Is a stunt that
will bo put on.
An orchestra number will also ho
la feature and tho closing numhor
nil bo tho ono act play "Suppressed
Honiomudo candy will bo sold be-
twoon numbers by momborn of the
Harry Colo Is confined to bis room
Uk a caso of spotted fever.
HUlDE.TO.il K GIVEN HlIOWKIl
MIbh Myrthuleno MsPhcotors,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B.
Mcl'hnotors, was given a miscellan
eous shower at tho homo of Mrs. E.
II. Hood In this city on last Tuesday
evening; tho young lady is soon to
become a brldo, Many former school
mates aud frtouds wero presont and
tho evening was uujoyably spent.
Miss McPhuoters won tho recipient
of many beautiful and usotul pres
ents. Dainty refreshments wero
MAHONS STAGE "UIHd'H"
Tho EnMern Star Chapter of this
city bus been giving a series of so
clnl evenings during tho past few
months. A group Is appointed to
prcparo for each of those series from
time to tlmo and all have proven
Last Monday evening It was tho
Masonic Drothrou who had tho on-
lertnlnmout In churgo and consider
able tlmo was taken by mivcniI of
the nctlvo members In propnrlug
something different. A "circus" wub
put on for tho enjoyment of tho
members present and It proved an
entire success, although It was hard
to gel the porfurmors out for re
hearsal and sonio of the "stunts"
wero not us satisfactory to thoso tak
ing part as they had denlrod. How.
over, tho generous applausu signi
fied the hearty appreciation of .ho
efforts of tho performers, ChiMtor
Pulton was tho wild man aud he
looked and acted the part with Dr.
Smith as his kooper. Dee wua In
typical makeup, looking tho purt to
perfection, as did his "charge." I.
9. Oecr, with a "stovepipe" hat and
flowing mustache and "blncksnakc"
whip, made an uxcolent ring muster
Culver I'ago was goueral "rousta
bout" in charge of paraphernalia
with several assistants, Culver
"doubling" with Altlo Dlllnrd for tho
elephant, that creature being a pon
derous animal that did many tricks.
Ernest Muslck was tho "strong man"
and ho lifted heavy (7) wolghts wllh
ease. Lynn Dower made n flno
clown with Darrelt Howaor as a
beautiful bareback rider In short
skirts taking an active part In the
tumbling and acrobatic stunts until
ho disarranged his skirts and be
came shy. Wadl Oeer made a pretty
young lady who guided the ele
phant. Wlllard Laytho was tho fat
woman. George haw was a "Hubo"
picked up somewhere In tho travel
of tho big clrcua and ho had his dog
until the cooks, consisting of Sam
Mothorshuad. Kurl Grnlium and tho
othr kitchen "police" found it
uoci-ssury to frd the multitude "hot
dog" then George lost his dog :nl
Isn't yet sure whether ho "partook"
of this same dog tutor In refresh
ment or Moiue other dog. Dob Don
uott was thu human sUeloton.
Tho elrcus bund waa led by Orov
or Jameson and this aggregation
dlHcoursod lively mllltury music dur
ing tho porformunco. Ocorgo HIIIIb
wuh over from Crane nnd added to
tho musical numbum on his stool
guitar. In all it was a porfonuanco
that brought forth admiration (?)
In Its completeness. Joo Thompson
was u snake charmer, Shaler Eld
rldgo sold peanuts and candy. Doth
wero appropriately costumed and
Tho entlro progrum showed much
cure in preparation uud tho perform
ers aro entitled to credit,
On tho previous Friday ovonlng
tho Star and Masons wore hosts to
tho chlldron of the Musonlc famlllos.
This should have had more oxtonded
notice In our last Issue but unfor
tunately tho manager was unablo to
get hold of tho program for publica
tion after attempting two or threo
tlmof). This previous ontortalnmont
wan really given by Ibe chlldron
themselves aud was a very creditable
ono. The numbors wero ontortaln
lng and well rocolvod somo oxcoptlon
ul talent having boon brought out
for tho first tlmo among tho younger
poople and chlldron.
Among tho out of town mombors
presont on this occasion woro Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Loggan and Gcorgo
Hlllls of Crane, and Mm. Casslo
Smyth and Mr, nnd Mrs. Fred Smyth
of Diamond, Mrs. P. F, Chandlor of
Canyon City was also presont.
Lltltlo Larry Shnttuck had tho
tnlHfortuno to break his arm last
ptturdny nftornaon ly falling put
of n car whoro ho had been loft for
n few minutes. Tho email patlout
! potting along very wall, but ho Is
no full of "pep" tho cast Is causing
him much Inconvenience,
NEW POWER PLANT TO
START OfERATING SOON
Day Current for' Power Pur
poses Furnished; Wiring
Now Under Way.
Messrs. Hodge & Lotson, the man
who have Installed the electric light
uud power plant In Hunts, are about
ready to Btart with tho big engines
to furnish sorvlco for this city. Tho
lights huvo boon furnished from tho
water powor at thu flour mill for
tho past winter hut now that tho
Irrigation senuon Is upon us aud tho
shortago of tho water supply for
such purposu has caused them to
start tho engine plant earlier than
hud been Intended. ,
Now wiring has boon received nnd
workmen uro now stringing It to
tako the place of tho old In innny
places and connecting up tho now
power plant with tho main system of
Within a short tlmo tho powor will
bo available for day service which
will bo wolcomo to many who have
desired It. Whllo tho users will bo
moro or lean limited at the present
It Is expected thoro will be sufficient
plodgcd to Justify tho service with
prospects of considerable Incroaso
soon, when once established nnd Its
This now enterprise In ontltlod
to consideration by the cltlzons of
Durns, as it has entailed a big In
vestment that will not Justify with
out Increased business. Tho con
veniences of tho lights during tho
past sovoral months, their depend
ability aud their brightness have
been favorably commented upon by
many of our citizens and thoy will
show their further appreciation by
using olootrlclty In every wny possi
ble, especially when shown It Is econ
omical ns well.
Mrs. Casslo Smyth and son Fred
with his wife, were ovor from their
Diamond homo the flrrtt of this
HARNEY COUNTY PIONEER
WOMAN PASSES AWAY
Mrs. T. B. James is Buried at
Harney Wednesday; Had
Resided Here Long.
Mrs. T. D. James dlod at tho
homo of her daughter, Mrs. Emory
Hill, at Frultland, Idaho, last Mon
day afternoon uud tho remains woro
brought to Harney for burial. Mrs.
James had boon In poor health for
sovoral years aud recently contracted
pneumonia and Iter fcohlo condition
rould not withstand tho Illness.
The remains wore brought to
Crane on Tuesday's train nnd thu
funorul was held at Harney Wednes
day afternoon, Hov. C. A. Wntor
ItuuBO of tho Dnptlst church conduct
ing the sorvlco at tho ehurch In Har
ney. Many old time rrleuds from
nil purls of thin county woro pres
ent to pay their last respects to ti
highly esteemed friend. Thu floral
offerings were beautiful, tho casket
being covored with blossoms.
Kuturuh J. Whitley was born March
17th, 1852 at Horryvlllo, Arkansns
whore she lived with her parents
until she wan nlnotoon, and thou
married Denjnmln F. Clurk and to
this union thoro wore born four chil
dren, Maggie K., Joo W Hattlo M
and Ida J, Clark, and In 18S0 Mr.
Clark passed away.
In 1883 she was married to Den
Jamln Tudor nnd to that union there
wero born two sous, Hugh S aud
Luther D. Tudor.
In 188.7 she crossed tho plains
with her family and ramo to Har
eoy valley where her husband died
on Dec. 17th, 1889. She thon lived
a widow for thirteen years raring
for her family and enduring the
hardships of ploneor life.
In 1902 she was married to T. D.
James who passed away In a few
mouths leaving her a widow for tho
' Alio remained In Harney until six
years ago when owing to her fall
ing health sho moved to Frultland,
The Home- Town Newspaper
Idaho to live with her daughter Mrs.
Ida Hill where she passed away on
April 28. She leave to mourn her
death Bit children, Mrs. Maggie
Dice, BUtes, Idaho, Joe W. Clark.
Harney, Ore,, Mrs, Hattle M. Alber
son, Andrews, One., Mrs. Ida J.
Hill, Frultland, Idaho, Hugh U.
Tudor, Alberson, Ore,, and Luther 11.
Tudor, Andrews, Ore. Twelve grand
children, six great grandchildren and
a host of friends.
HAKNEY III THAOK
TKAM OFF TO MEET
Principal McDado of tho Harney
County High School loft Thursday
morning with IiIb track toam to tako
part in tho Central Oregon track
contostB at Prlnovlllo, Tho boys
wore: Arthur Thornburg, Alfrod Wei
eomo, Durns McGowan, Hal Hlbbnrd,
John Mothershoad nnd JamoB Stnhl.
Harney HI has a fast aggregation
that will make the contestants go to
dofent. Tho boys aro not up to their
best In training becauso of unfav
orable weathor conditions prevent
ing out door work. Howovor, thoy
will bo a bunch that wo neod not bo
Dr. II. M. Horton took them ovor
In his car to Demi and will bring
them back following tho moot.
o- - '
UltANE HI 8TUDENT8 KN-
TEUTAIN THUHHDAY NIGHT
"The Gold Dug" was tho tltlo of a
comedy drama In four acts put on
by Htudontn of the Crane Union High
school at tho Llborty Theatre Thurs
day ovonlng. Tho young pcoplo ac
quitted themselves with credit and
those presont expressed appreciation
of the efforts of tho players.
Owing to a mooting provlouMy ar
ranged sovoral of the business men
of Durns who would have liked to
attend this performance wero unnblo
to see It. Howovor, a very good
house groetod tho performers.
Tho untortalnmont wan put on un
der the auspices of tho studont body
or tho Harney County HI and tho
visitors wore given fraternal cour
tesies nnd invited to come again. A
social dance was given at Tonawama
following tho entertainment.
ODD FELLOW ORDERS
Large Gathering of Members
Present; Banquet, Dance;,
Tho Odd Fellow Orders of thUi
city celobrated the lOCth anniver
sary of tho founding of tho Order
last Saturday. Thoro wbb a baa
ouot at C o'clock In tho spacious,
banquot room of tho Odd Follow
building whero nearly 300 guosta
wero taken caro of. Later n short
program was rondcrod In tho lodgo
Dr. II. M. Horton, a veteran or
tho order, presided. Dr. Horton was
raado an Odd Follow In Harney lodge
many years ago nnd for moro than
twenty yours was tho treasurer, a
position ho hold continuously until
he moved to Dond to reside Ho
wears a 25-ycar votornn Jowcl pre
sented to him by tho lodgo three
Tho first numbor on tho program
was a violin solo by Alex Egglles
ton, accompanied by Mrs. Egglcstoru
on the piano.
Master of ceremonies Horton then
rotiuested tho conductor to present
A. D. Cooley and Archlo McGowan
at his station when ho Introduced W
M. Sutton who presented each -wlthv
30-year and 2G-ycar veteran Jewels,
respectively. Mr. Cooley la not at
member of tho local lodgo, belong
ing to a lodgo at Pendleton, bat ha
was entitled to a 30-year Jewel and v
this was forwarded hero and held
for tho 'occasion of thu celebration.
Archlo McOowan was made an OdU
Follow in Harney Lodgo. Ho has
been nctlvo In the ordor for many
yonra and tho Jewel camo nn n sur
prise to him. Ho was a member ot
tho program committee In charge
of tho celebration but this part waa.
kept away from him. Mr. 8u(ton.
mudo nn excellent tnlk in prcsontlnc
the Jewels to tho two men und It
brought much fnvorablo comment."
from tho large gathorlng who hoard
It. Tho recipients did not make aar
rtsponse to Mr. Sutton's remarks,.
Archlo saying afterward that ho was
do overcome with omotlon that IL
waa impossible for him to utter a
Mm. Leo Cark favored th? gtithor
Ing with a vocal solo uud responded,
U a generous .onuore.
Tho principal nddreta of the even
lug was made by Goo. W. Wright, a
iv. Ori:td Cblsr Patriarch of tho
Uueauipmcut dear, also u Pant
I'.ruid Rj.rpfentativi' to the Sovor
oIk Crt-d Lodge. Mr.'V. right guvo
an excellent address on Odd Fellow
ship. II is d good apuukor and was
familiar with his subjoot. I tit re
marks woro well received nnd niv
Inspiration to mombors of the order.
Later tho guests wero oscortod to.
th Tonawama whore a publlo danco
wa8 glvon. This dance was pronoun
ced n Buccoan In ovory respect ns wr
tho ontlro program of tho day. Tho
hall was crowded with dancers who
seemed to enjoy ovory numbor.
Tho banquot room In tho Odd Fol
lows building and Tonawama were
tastefully docorated In colors of the
ordor and each Itobokah was pre
sented with a ribbon bndgo aa a
souvenir, tho gontlemon who had
dance tickets woro a similar rlbboro
with tho Odd Follow colors.
Many out of town guests wero
presont to purtlclpnto In tho colo
uration, Drewsey lodgo bolng welt
reproaoutod ns woll as out of town
mombors of Harney lodgo. Ameng:
thoso from n dlstanco presont were:
Milt and Poroy Davis, Mr. and Mrs
Olios. Mllcr, Mrs. J. D. Smith, Geo.
W. Wright, Mr. and Mrs, John Ott
Mr. and Mrs. Dotrlck, Mr. and Mrs.
aoo. Itlloy, Miss Druco, all of Drew
eoy; Mr, and Mrs. John Graves an
daughter, Frauk Rub nnd his moth
er, of Lawen; Jack Darst, from thy
mines at Idol city; W. L. Dost, Clyde
Gibbons, Albert Johnson, Glen Hugh
ot and wlfo, from Silver crook; Mrs..
P. F. Chandler of Canyon City.
Tho sovoral commlttoes In charge
of tho colobratlon nro ontltled to
much credit for tho succoss of the
affair nnd guests from a distance
woro lavish In their pralso of the hos
pitality and fraternal spirit of tho
Mrs. 0, J. Darst closod hor termr
or school on Poison crook yostorday
und will soon go to tho mountain
h'omo to spond tho Bummor with ket-hushnnd,