l ! "'it 1x .tAh-iiUr . -ti'.Tfftr . i fo O f n .: " imm 25 v 'l - ... i mmt bk ; . V. Vr ) rt VOL. XXXVII! BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 24, 1925 NO. 13 M r k if II. S. ENGINEERS ASK FOR IRRIGATION DATA Harney Valley District Receives Consideration; Action Upon What is Recommended. According to Information given out by Secretin, ' ' h m c.r !" Harney Valley IitikuUuii Ujtrict, tlio government reclamation service engineers have tills wcok asked Tor rrlgntlon data covering this dis trict ami upon lnspuotlcin ami Htutly of this lnrorniatlon will depend tho Tccomiuondutlons to tlio commission or. Tlio data ban been forwarded and now wo mum wait for action by tlio engineers. It bad boon expected that govern ment nion would coma horo for a lieraonal Inspection and Invostlgn tlon of tlio district, but since tho gov ernment linn a moro or less record of tho character of tho project from nn extensive! Investigation made by John Whistler several years ago, the lihaso or the project may bo studied from tho data already gathered. However, to comply with tho re quirements under tho plan of Com missioner Mendo, It will bo necessary to make a personal Inspection of the situation ai applies to private lands, tholr character, present status of production and other such Informa tion. O.MMKUCIAIj CliUll i:i.i-:ots oiM'icHits The meeting of tho Iluriis and Harney County Commercial Club held nt the court house last Tuesday evening discussed the proposition of moving the tlmo up from 1'ttelflr Htaudurd tlmo to conform to railroad time but mulling definite was done, its It will be considered a llttl later when tb trails service Is Increased to (Jvor-,4 day. the uhaaglug of the' mall to oo m u by train ami the con xouuout necessity of ohiuiielug time bv the post olllre. The matltr will lieu he adjusted. At the minting tin huiiiihI olecUon f ofHeera vrns taold anil the old of-ln-ora wore re-elected with tho exuup Hon of secretary. Itobt. Henuetl lw 1'iK elected In place of ChRS. H. Foley who announced that be could not piNHitbly take rare of thw position. Dr. L. K. Hlbbard whs again umilo president with Itobt. M. Duncan vtco president mid 1C. 1.. Smith treasurer. m:v imuxswicic ItAIMO piioxottArii The Welnntelu Mercantile Co. hve Just Installed the latest thing la rail to sots In Hums. It Is combined with a Hrunswlck phonograph, all vliclosud In one case, requiring no outside or ground ooiiiuwtlon. Just almply connect up tlio battory. (urn on the tubs and start. Thu machluu :an he plucud unywftioro In a room and has a Ilrunswlok phonograph too, giving one o wide range of inns .( h( tractions. This Is duoliludly tho finest radio apparatus that hto come to tho at tention of tho oritur and should bo popular. Tfto machine was rocelvod at the store Wednesday evening and when romovod from the shlpplug box and the batteries attacked at oaco g.tvo h (leiiionetratloii of the simp Un ity of urrsumemunt by tho opvotor immediately picking up station after station on tho coast and In Canada. A.MISIMOAX I.HOIOX AUXIMAHV (Contributed) TU ltogl unit of the American I.o k!oii Auxiliary mot at the homo of Mrs. J. J. Luinnshlre on Friday after noon Jan. 10. Mrs. Hen Wrown tho newly olaoted jirueldout prueldsd. Mm. Augusta Uraham' assisted Mrs. Lampshlre. Tho oonimltl who had charge of tho miTltt fur the disabled veterans reported that $44 had been realized from the raffle of the two wool scarfs iiiid tho llnon set. This money had heon sent to tho throo boys at tho veterans 'hospital No. 77. A lottor from Miss fttouo, tho DojmrLinont chairman for Hospital roller, nc knowludjiliisf tho rouulpt of tho mon ey and oxprosslng the appreciation of tho boys, wa road by tho com mlttoQ, It was tho unanimous doslro of tho Unit that a votg or thanks bo ox tontjed to Mr Ugn Urowu for Uio In- torcnt ho took In helping to dispose of thu scarfs ut a profit to tlio boys. Tho Unit votud to solid $10 to tho Department child welfare committee to help children or disabled veterans In our state. After tho usual buslnosn luul been trnnsneted unit thu guests hnd been served delicious tea and wafers tho Unit adjourned to meet with Mrs. Hull Hotchklss on Friday, Feb, 13 at 2: an P. M. Mrs. Mary Hklonn will net as Joint hostess. All members ' ' hso eligible to membership . r dlnlly Invited to attend. HOSPITAL IN OIIAHOH OK KXI'UmKNCI'.l) NUHHK Tho maiingemout of Uio Valley View Hospital has recently boon tak en over by Miss Hill, an experienced graduate registered nurse, who has boon at the head of tho Institution for sonto tlmo for tho owners. Miss Hill Is not only an experienced and competent graduate nuru but also has with her two otltor graduate) nursoi who urn giving the patients In the Institution exceptional care. Tho writer was taken over the hospital on an Inspection tour wlion visiting the place the other day. It Is one of tho best equipped and man aged Institutions of the kind in the state and a credit to this county. Kvory facility necessary to tho care of patients Is round there with the proper hop. There are private rooms with bath, also wards, fully furnished and In readiness to receive patients. The surgery Is prepared with every convoulonco and thorn Is a standard X-lttty machine In the building. The new management Is entitled to tho support and good wishes of this county mid the Institution should prosper so far as circum stances may warrant. ir. ii. h; xotkh Final semester exams wore held J.hla weok. Hfnort curds will bo liaudwl out Monday... .last a few fa fi ll res lire recorded, with a general average whluli Indicates that a ma jority of the stiideuta Is really work ing taunt. A count" In momentary Kcouomlo will follow thu somostur course In Social Problems. Hat He Orouti. formerly of Wokwr High baa enrolled as a Junior. Wilbur Poujndo will by almoin for a while, attending dutlos at the ranch. The nttuudnnuo Is now 110, dis tributed as follews: Seniors. IS; Juniors. 20; HoDhomoroa. r.j Fresh men. .17. Uohes reals are being bold regu larly on "Polished Pebbles " This charming operotta will undoubtedly soore as big a hit aa the former suc cessful attractions presented by Har eoy HI. The sophomore class debate will bo hold next week, wlUi Frederick Held, Alfred Ilrown. Horyl Hotohklss, Anna Varlon. Holonu I.oggan, AIoho Weuzol, Josalo Foley on the squad. From this list four will be picked to meet the Junior senior team. Mrs. William Wlsomtn Is guardian of the "fresh" unit Of tho Camp Fire Ulrhj, ,Tho following wad allnnejl from the o. A. C liarometer. "Uluht men were aelectad for i tte froshmsu Iiltertollsjjlate ilebatu squad at the tryouts last night In library 100. Thoy woro Harry hog Uiin. John .lamas. Oarl Jloarord. Kl mr Larson. (Jrant McMillan. Thur- low wood, unarms Aiuuuiiiiau, uu , Uolbert Stokosbury. Varsity mater ial will bo dovolopod rrom Ih's Kroup to strengthou next year's squad Is thu bsllet or tho coaches." OharlOH and Harry wore II. 0- 11. U. delmtors ami gridiron wiirrlora graduating lent year. Their many friends are gratified to m that they jure already liejslitnliii; (o bo hoard from. - i. O- ' NAUAVAY OUKHIC umw OX IXHPKOTIOX A. D. Lawreuoe, chlof of tho rail way mall olurka of this division, was up rrom Pocatollo 011 Tuesday night making an Inspection of tho routo and discussing tho mall service. Ho was Investigating tho proposition of tho mall coming up by train rrom Orano but so long as thoro are but throo tlmo a wuok trains It Is not practical aa Uio people would not bo KutlsNud with Biioh a mall sorvlco nttQr n dally mall for all thoso years. EXTENSION ASKED, GOV ERNMENT INVESTIGATES U. S. Commission to Report on Mr. Hcrrick's Request For Time to Cut Timber. Washington lluroau of tho Journn' Kred derrick, Idaho lumberman, who obtained a contract for t U'... timber and for railroad construction In the Mulheur rorust frtiin Uurus, Or., la asking an extension of time for cutting, mid the forost service Is sending a commlsslou to luvestb gate conditions. It Is said his request will bo con sidered on the basis of good faith shown and work performed, but It will bo Impossible to waive the re (lulremeuts for completing (ho cut ting or 00,000,000 board feet by Juno 1, 1928. Modification as to the cut ting may be granted. It would be Impossible to comment upon the above dispatch at this t cm with any Intelligence Tho t iloii or the government In aendlng a com mlsslou to Investigate Is suillcleut evidence of every Interest having consideration. o JIAPTIHT MIKHIONAItV HOOIKTV (Contributed) The Missionary Circle mot at the homo or Mrs. K. II. Hoed, Wodntdii) afternoon or lust week with Mrs (Iray and Mrs. Harbor as Joint h"tt oases. Following the regular busi ness meeting, a very Interesting pro urn in was rundcerd. A reading entitled Juhova's Well, was given by Mrs. H. N. llolton, and wns hearltly enjoyed by all pnwoiit. A paper entitled The Houl ot Ml)' Hlngh. w read by Mrs. It. K. Dnike. A solo entitled It Is Jesus was rendered by Mrs. llowd. Mrs. K. N. Jameson present! a natter outltled Trdasun- , All prnaeut rojiortatl a most oil' joyablu time. The next mooting will be held February II. at the homo or Mrs. (Jrovor Jameson, with Mrs. Hhattuok a Joint hostess. A cordial Invlta Hon Is uxteudsd to all members and friends. o PUHI.IC HOHOOI, COXTHIIUt'l'IIK , TO XKAU HAST ItKl.lltF The votuulary efliitrlbutloiis of the pupils or thu grade school or Hums to tho Near ICast Keller was quite encouraging and nommendahlu. A total of $l- was contributed us fol fel fol eows: First, grade. 2.7n; second. JI.M); third. $ 1. 00; fourth. $1.00; fifth. fl.L'B; sixth. Jlf.0; M-veiith. ft 00; eighth. 12 00 I wnw 1 iMHmiii ! n -vmvmm n mwwifeM f THE SPRING HATCHING py satteield w&mfcSmffiS&SMM 't x m ORDERLY MARKETING TO BECOME EFFECTIVE Perfecting Plans by Selection of Zone Committeemen; Locnl Growers Approve PInn. . Forest Jonos, of J u til ura, was In Ill's city Thursday to meet with lo- nl cattlemen to further perfect the Inauguration of the orderly market ing plan recently advocated by the Mtnto Cnttlo and Hoise lla. ors Asso clntlon. Tho meeting Thunday was for tho purpose or iioloet!u;i a couimltteemau from this vicinity to orvo with two oJiers Mr this marhotl'ig 20110 which HOiislstii or tho main line lu Malheur county mid tho branch leading to llur.iH. Including Intervening ship ping points and alno fill Ion valley. Mr. Jones had boon selected as the committeeman for the Ji.utura ills tr' Mr. Kiiiurson for Ontario and Uoiluoy t'orud was made tho mem ber rrom this district. Those men have charge or the marketing from this zone and will handle Uio ship ments. Hovcral stockmen woro prerenl on Thursday who had not signed up to abide by the orderly marketing plan hut they immediately saw tho advan tage or It and Mr. Jones left with several additional signed members. O" oovi:itx.Mi:xT i'ii:iji WOHK IX l'OHlWTItV (Ily Wanda Hpencer) The following was written by a Harney county high school girl as a purl or her every day school work. It was brought to tho attention or Forest Hanger Illake who suggested that It bo published: Whtiii the first settlers came to Amerolca they found themselves con rronleil by wliat saemwt lo them Itmlllees forest. Tho forest sinud lo them a real foe because It cum bured the tillable soil That the trm furnished logs for their cabins, rails for tfeolr fences and fuel for their rires temod Incidental lu the rouqiuwt of laud for tillage. During tho two centuries required to mako tha March of civilization from the Atlantic roeitl lo the Mississippi Itlv er. the conquering of the forest was one or the groutnet Items. Thoy roll ed tho trees and burned all oxcopt what was needed for Immediate use. Ilefore the settlers bud begun the removal 0MI10 forost to make fert'le fields, there was a fortut aron or ftbout 860,000,000 ncrtte. This has Wou retliiued lo about KiS.000.000 errea or nearly ouu-hair. To du v 1 lit (lovernmeut bus it-lul reservim u-t aside lu which no tun bar Is nut down or stock allowed lo be gruiteil without special permits. The Oovcrflinent caune.i look-out iitntloiiH (o be placed high on tho crests of mountains, whore men des ignated r.s forest rangers are kept all of the tlmo lo look out over thu mtr rounding country to wnlch for Indi cations or flro. For many yearn, probably since thu Industry begun, It him been thu custom In this country to handle sheep In close herds all day and drlvo them lo a corral or bed-ground at night, In so doing, when tlioy wore herded In tho rorust they trampled ilown and ate the young troos until a great many were destroyed, Now the Government ban caused thorn to he herded by what Is known as the "loose-hording" and "bedding out" system. My this method they are scattered out over a largo area whou they are grazing and do not trample down th! young trues thus killing them. They are also bedded lu a different place each night and as a result tho young trooa and forage plnuts are not destroyed by trampl ing as Is 1 -rn to happen where tho stock are rf"Uedly returned, night after night, to the same bed ground. The usu or thu range by livestock helps keep down fires because they ent down the grass and weeds, through which If left standing thu flrn trnvfitii nt 11 rnnlil mtu. Tim -(oek raH nmkn Hffocll0 flr)). . . The Government is also taking tops towards reforcotntlon nud pre nerving or forests. That Is plant two trees for every one cut down, or cut out tho mature trees first, leav ing the younger trees to teach ma turity, utilizing every part or the tree, careful rolling or trees etc Lumbering Industries cannot bo maintained uiilois a continual supply or raw material Is obtainable. Con tinued supplies wilt be obtainable only under a ileflnlte mid compre hensive svstem or forest manngemont Including nueoMtiry forest planting sml adequate forost protection. o I.OlWIi IIHAXril HTAXOAItl) Oil, WIXS THOPIIV Manager K. 0. Asplnwnll or thu Crane station of the Standard Oil Co . Is tho proud inssueor of tho silver cup trophy given by the Walla Walla division of tho company In a ea Km contest during the past year. The local branch recorded tho largest Iter centago In sales for the period of the content and was the only station lu thu division that showed tno greatest gain lu two conseoullvo inouthu 11a well as for thu yuar. Mr. Aaphiwall confirms the re port that hu will move to Hums on or before March 1st and begin the installation or the plant of the Stan .i.inl Oil at this point I FIRE DESTROYS HOME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON T. J. McDonnid Residence With Contents Burned; Building Wns Partially Insured. Tho residence of T. J. McPouaU was burned to tho ground yesterday afternoon with practically alt its contents. Tho origin or tho flro Is not known but likely a defective flun was responsible bh tho flames woro first discovered nt the celling. Mrs. McDonald hail been Ironing ami eloHod tho stovo, going with her little son to tho homo of Mrs. Fred WllllmiiH Just across tho street, tho other two boys woro also playing outsldo. There Is some insurance but tho loss will bo sovoro because of so many things lu tho homo that woro not covered by Insurance or that could bo replaced. Very llttlo con tents woro saved aa the building waa almost entirely enveloped in flames and smoke before any help could ar rive. IHJIUIIXO AUWTIO.V TO HIIOP Ceo. M. Shaw Is having a big addi tion to his blacksmith shop erected at this time nud Is making prepara tions to install some power machin ery lu order to have Ids place oqulp pihl ror tho work ho has to do. Mr. Bhaw Is 0110 or tho dopnndablo work men or this community and enjoys n tend mitronngo In his lino pt busl- 1 ncss. A modern shop or that char acter Is a convenience and necessity to a growing community. Klectrlc power will bo Installed. ...-n- nn: ti:hmixai (mot'NDH iMPitovi:Mi:.NTS A representative or Tho Tlmes 11 urn hi visited tho railroad tonnlnnl j Krounds yesterday urternoon and I found the Improvements had mado I progress during the week. ly this evening there will have boon com I pitted the concrete roundiitlnii- ror ! those buildings. Tho pipe lino Hind Ihiuii laid and l ready to connect up j with the riO.OOO gallon water tank ! when It Is loady ror uso. Tho tnk la (completed and Is being roored and ' at. soon as tho rrosl proteotlfg box Uurroifndlng Hhe plpo loading up ! rrom the well Is eomplutod tho big I iniiiook will bo sot and attached ror uso. o IINMoVAIIIiK AITKUXOOX , Mrs. Ssniuel Harris, assisted by I Mrs. W. M. Sutton, entertalnod tho 1 boys of hor Sunday School class Wcd I nosilny from three to flvo. Mrs. Sutton gave a reading, which was thoroughly appreciated by tlio hoys and the rest ot the tlmo waa given to discussion of class affairs nud games. Hefroshments wero served and all hud a most enjoyable tlmo. 0 KPWIAIi .MIIKTI.Nli MASOXIC I.OIHJK The Tlnios-Horald la authorized to announce that there will bo a spec ial mooting of Hums Lodge A. F. & A. M. on uevt Tuesday evening. Jan uary 7, nt the Masonic hall which will bo preceded by a dinner at ii:0 o'clock. The object ot this spoolal meeting Is to disuuss tho funning ot a Masoulu club. Sojourning members of th' fra ternlly are extondeil a fraternal woj I'ome on this occasion. . . o IXCOMlt TAX During tho sl. weeks boclunlng Fohrunry 2 nud onding Unroll 14, or Clyde . Iluntloy, oolloctor of In experlouood dophtloa rrom tho onico toriml revenue, will visit the princi pal cltlos and towna ot tho stato ror tho purposo of assisting taxpayers lu the preparation or their federal ittoomo tax returns for the year 1024 This assistance Is glvengrotultouslf by Collector Hunt ley's deputies and taxpayers are urged to avail tliom elvoH or the service. "Whon oallinjr upon tholr deputlos, taxpayers aro rouuoatod to bring with thorn tho Incomo tax flank forma thoy will linvo received through tho mail. Thoso deputies will bo lu Hums Fohurary 2 a.Cranu Foburary 4-5.