.-Kr? -j aw. M,,iiiV,tJ. WwKR agsnajgierT .3SIBRsaaBSSi PSj BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 11, 1925 NO. 24 VOL. XXXV HI ti,T'wrtr TIRM BELIEVER IN PUMP SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION Experienced Man Gives Views on Underground Wntcr Pos sibilities in Harney Co. A roprosontntlvo of Tho Tlmos Hurulcl discussed tho present condi tion of Mio nl fulfil crops In this comi ty with sovoral growers during the weok. Ho iiIho naked tho opinion of others mid has secured a statement trom Supt. Shuttuck of tho oxporl ment station iim to tho cnuso of tho cropR Indicating tlioy nro dead. Kd. Howard, of Drowscy, soys His alfalfa has killed out to some oxtont as has that of hohio of IiIh neighbors. Somo of this Is on low ground and was under water and Ico during tho January thaw, but ugaln there are jipotB killed on tho higher ground. Mr. Bhntturk states that going Into the wlntor with extreme dry ground is one caiiBU. In this Mr. W. C. llloomer agrees and also points out other causes. "I snw the first alfalfa field over needed In Orogon on tho lowor Bunko river, 41 years ago," said Mr. Illoom r. "and I have been working with nlfslfa and Irrigation over slnco. I liavo ihad practical experience In this stato, In Idaho and Colorado. My experience leads ino to bollove that In some Instances too clone pasturing In the fall Is responsible for winter kill ing as It loaves Hie crown of tho alfalfa exposed; another cause la lank of moisture." Mr. llloomer spent lust season on the A. It. Olson farm at Weaver Springs where ho seeded and Irrigat ed 50 acres of alfalfa and It shows remarkable llfo thlB spring. "I don't i..ii..v .. lout a snear on that place during the wlntor, evun though It , vas the most extreme In )'rs, ac cording to tho records' said Mr. iiinin,.r. "I i:avo It a thorough wet- ling Just before the winter ami It j l,u grown up somo inree iiu-ow. -fore fraozlng weather Hit. It grow fun more during the winter where It was protected by tho snow and emerged this spring looking Hue and , now growing. " Mr llloomer advocate thorough ,utvttilott of aUnlfn. II y " il not ibr v a ml hfM,t ruU" , . r rr war without cultivation v ib .i i.rl "" r or '00,V,: i,v .i...,l ..r s'lrrlng up the sol A,.l nLo In splitting the cw " m.iV.' It spread out. II seeded r.o ..ire field laat yenr on tb S'Jth of M.,v This tract was Irrigated with u Mx Ineh oontrirugnl P'"l trum well with an automobile onglne for newer. Mr. Hlooiucr considers It an absolute success, in fuel the crop proves this, but he also sayH It was at an expense that Is within reason and that bis succohb Is nothing more than can be accomplished by any ono on any of tho rich land of Harney valley at a nomlnul cost. In fact ho 1b thoroughly convinced that tho un derground water of Harney vulley Is capable of Irrigating tho land and that pumping plants are going to prove practical. Mr llloomer advocates lovellng the land before attempting to wort and iiIho to have a seed bed that Is roady to receive tho soort and mois ture. Anothor matter ho advocates Ih consistent moisture at first, that Is, have tho ground damp and keep plenty of moisture during the ger minating period of tho seed nnd un til It Is well up. The flrHt sotting Is Important and when once sot and a good stand obtained alfalfa will last for years with proper cultivation and care. Mr. Hloomor Is satisfied that tho well on tho Olson farm Is capable of Irrigating 200 acres. However, bo would not advocate running tho wat er hucIi a dlstanco under all circum stances, as ho feels sure that moro wells with a portable power would prove moro satisfactory. Mr. IUoomer's experience Is In keeping with the opinion of many of tho citizens and land owners of Har ney valloy that Irrigation by pump ing from Mils Ih practiced and that It will bo successfully carried out In the immediate future. LAN'!) OFKIUK KHCOUDH COMIN'O FltOM HUltNH Dy oxacutlvo order of March 17th, 1025, the IlurnH Land Olllce wna dis continued and Ibo lands, business nnd archives of tho Hums laud dis trict wuro consolidated with tho Vale laud dltsrlet with olllce at Vale, effective tit the close of business on April 30th, 1D2R, Tho olllclals at the Harney county laud olllce have been Instructed to forward nil records and oiiulpment to the Vale olllce tho lat ter part of the mouth In order to have them In Vale at tho opening of business on May 1st, This will mean that the vacant lands In the Vale, Orogon, land dis trict will be doubled In area, but al though the work at the olllce will likewise bo Increased, a large purl of through United States commissioners throughout tho district since It would necessitate considerable ex pense and Inconvenience for public land entrymen In tlio Interior to make tho trip to Vale. Tho l.a Oraiido district was entirely consol idated with Tho Dalles, Instead of a part coming horo as was first thought. Vale F.nterprlso. COUUT HKHHION The regular spring term of circuit court convened last Monday with Judge Dnlton lllggs on the bench. The other olllcers of Mio court were all present, the bailiff positions being filled by Joe Under and Peter far mer. Although tho docket Indicated many cases II has boon cut materially by dismissals and continuances, leav ing but Tew trlnls. The suit of McWIIIIams vs. James Paul was settled on stipulation. The ease of II. V. Bnhmnlr vs. Max one Kern and others for recovery of monoy was tried and tho Jury brought a verdict for tho plaintiff In the sum of $200. half of the amount sued for. General Motors Acceptance Co. vs. Harry Itlley resulted In a non-suit being taken. The damage case of the county vs. V. W. Miller bv the market road running through his ranch wont to the Jurv on Thursday afternoon and ho was awarded JIS00 damages. The cae of the State vs. VI'Kil Moon, charged with rape, the young man wm found uot guilty by tho jurv. WIIIImim Kllnkalck re. Alvln Miller, it caw wbert th plaintiff Is attlng fur damages for slander, hi being Ueanl today. Tbla 1 likely to be Hie last jury ce of the aeaelon and with the election of a graud Jury far Hit fall Urwi in Jurors will he discharged Judge IMgg" baa mad" no un-noiim- mMit but I' ' U"- Impression of ie of tb attorney consult! i bat he will adjourn the term tbla ovonlng. WIXTKIt KII.M.VM OF A MM MM Indications on the Mxporliueiii sta- tloit to date show that there has been somo winter killing of alfalfa. The Injury has been most severe In sec tions whore the crop went Into tho winter In a very dry condition. Wherever the land was moist thoro le practically no Injury. Young alfal fa seeded the latter part of May In 1024 wiih uninjured by the extremely cold weather last winter on the Irri gated land, but tho same variety sown on dry land In rows In the spring of 1022 wns injured In a murked oxtent. It Is too early to dotermlno the ox tent of the Injury on tho dry land as this crop Is always slow In starling. More Information will bo avallablo by next week. OIHIi SHATTUCK, Supl. o- HUM It HITKH 1'imullAHKI) Houd, Or.. April 5 (Special) A group or Hond business and pro foHBlonul men has acquired tho Interest ot K. W. Harnos and asso ciates In tho Harnos Investment company, controlling tho tract or land between tho proposed locatlo'i of the llerrlck Pine Milling company and tho business cctl(fn of Hums, It was announced horo today. Itniul mon taking over the IluniB land, to bo usod for homoBltoH, nro It. 8. Hamilton, J. H. Mclidor, It. W. ftawyor W. J.Coloman, Carl A. Johnson, T. II. Foley, I.. H. Ilulrd ami Dr. John IIoiihoii. A.rtldloH or Incorporation under the name of tho Hums Investment company wore forwarded to Salem today. Orogonlan I. M. Diivls. tho DrowBoy stockman nnd number, waH In town tho Inst of tho week attending to spmo bUBlnoaa matters and grouting hla frionds. MATERIAL DELAY HOLD- ING UP TERMINAL WORK Willi Arrival of Door nnd Win- down For Depot Buildinn Will Soon bo Completed Active work ou the completion or the depot has been delayed pending tho arrival of doors and windows. These wilt he whipped from Nampa next week. and when they are ready and put In place the finishing will go forward rapidly. Mr. Morton Is utixloiia to get periiianeiilly located nnd also to move Into tho cottage provided for his finally. This week the painters iluivo been (lulto busy and are still wielding the brushes on several of the buildings. The stock yards fences have been white washed and the gates painted red. The filling In of tho grounds has about been completed nnd a ijunntlty of shade trees have been re ceived which will bo planted at once. (Irnvel and cinders are being spread around the driveways and along the side tracks to make the ap proaches better for trucks ami auto mobiles. The grades have been Im proved nil around the grounds In this respect. The incoming IraliiM -have been ItIml-Iiil' more or less cinders and gravel for balastlug the track and each morning those loads are dumped at points where they desire to Im prove the roadbed odd i'i:m,ovh to rKLKIUIATK ANNIVKUHAHV Announcement Is mudn by nioiiib its of the order that the Odd Follow organisations of Hums will celebrate the one hundred and sixth anniver sary of the founding of the order In the United States on April 20th. The writer Is not familiar with the do (nils of the progrul contemplated, but It W going " liH'Imlo o f o'clock banquet for members of tho subor dinate nnd Iteboknlis at the Imnqiio' rooms Hi tho Odd Follow building on Saturday oveulng. April 2fi. "s the anniversary date falls oh Sunday. In addition to the bannuet thern 111 I 001110 tnlks from members ad ..thor entertainment. x 4. iim at the Tonewnmn !!l f"1' lw to wnlrh the r'"T ub!lr U In-Had. Purtbar dtv. of Hits '''," bratlon will l given In our nest U- H. C, .1. Hrown and Floyd Hrown wn down from lliolr railroad grad ing cumps during this weok. Thuy are making rapid progress In their work and are glad to have the fine weather. EASTER CHICKS i rrZ? Jli kPS -.TT'GRTtE-L'K)-- AUTOCAS1DH. I ZT&i?z::f. . -,tVKTS.Y JjJZ'kt,jSir O ML B 'wmr MgaV .. 111 ! I 1 --'. U. ri ,r BLl tJ t if T.T. fc ,B.H& P-i -j r 1 L k H 1. 1 Wt m ' M .M ' LHHHllllHH. NEW CONTRACTS LET ON RAILROAD GRADING Prnclicnlly Eniire Dislnnco To North Side Silvics Volley Lot For Construction (leuoral Manager (llriird or the Frod llerrlck Lumber Co. activities In MiIh section, ban confirmed the let- I ling of more railroad contracts on I the line between Hums and Hour vnl ley. Practically tho entire distance from the end of the present grado to I ho north side of Hllvles valloy, now teoitiH to he under contract with tho exception of a short distance of heavv work between Trim', creek and Sll Wes that will rouuiro the big dolsol ihovcl to handle. The equipment rerontlr purchased by (lonornl Superintendent Klolm cher during his visit to Portland. H being received. The large dolsol t.hovol that will bo used for consid erable of tho deep cuts and fills, Is expected to urrlvo either on tonight's train or on Tueiday. This machine weighs 80,000 pounds and wilt travl from where It Is unloaded from the car In Hums to the place It will be used first on Its own power. This 'j one of tho latest Improvements In the ' Hue of shovel for heavy and tint work and has a big capacity. In enumerating the several eon tracts recently let for nvistruotlon Mr. (llrard said that the A. II. Arne son contract on the first unit Is for three miles Joining on tho end of the present completed grade about 12 miles up Poison creek. This stretch Includes some very -heavy cuts and fills with eight bridges. The next Ihree miles of grade bus been con tracted to J. W. Crew. This contract Is not suoh heavy construction, call lug for the moving of dirt with fresuo scrapers. The next mile nnd a half joining, the Crew stretch on the north Is also let In Mr. Arneson and re quires more heavy cuts and fills. On this conios a contract that Harry Howell has which eompluluj the grails to the portals of the tunnel. J Mr. Dlrard oxplalniid that there is I considerable removal Hoooaaary at La portals of the tuniial bafnre that part or ilia work la baguu. Tills with ii iuhmI haa bn donlrartod by a ! trronn of Hwadrs from Upaknn The lortals rKttlra th removal if soma I .IP oo ruble var'la or din. Wbrthor ' there U to roc My he a luntiftl or a (I rep cut has not boon determined nor will tbla ha. according to Mr. ni ls rd. until the charactar of the ground la ascartatnwd. If solid roc): a- ..-..., I.. u..li. I. ...A..I.I ltlf.k ID UllOUIIIIIUrUII. U WIUII II niiinu itnv ly be best to bore through the hill, otherwise It would bo a out This "SLrjr ' ir. n j i r. .".- .. faarti.' nm.- i i.tru-amn . ' in i iit portion Is a distance or somo 400 root In addition to the portals, From the tunnel Frank Thompson and tho Otley Druthers nro getting ready to grado a stretch which brings tho road out Into tho Trout creek section considerable beyond the sum mit or the mountain. Contractors have been busy through Bllvlim valloy over since hist rail and a considerable portion or that grading Is completed, according to Jack Craddock, a resident or that section who wan discussing the ub1 Jeet with a representative or thin pa per this week. Jack says that with the present good weather, thoso con tractors are renewing their activities, AN 111.11 TI.MKH I'AHHKH Henry W. Hamilton, one or the best known rliarncteni or this H"C Hon. died last Sunday night. Hct was In his 8Gth year and had been In poor health for some time. Henry Hnmllton was born In Mis souri but came to tho west when a mere boy. lie was a resident of Prlnevllle In the early '80s and at one 'time conducted n livery stable that bore his name up until recently when It was destroyed by fire. While In Prlnevllle he wan married and lat er moved to Bpoknno-wlioru his wife remained, but Henry was used to the outdoors and decided to come back to this section and since 1808 he had been almost constantly with It. II Hrown, the pioneer stock man and number with large holdings In Dia mond Do was an active employe or Mr. Hrown's up until ho was Incapac itated by an accident and later bo came moro or less n cripple, lie bnd spent his recent yenrs mostly In Hums, nlthough ho spent n portion or the time at Nyssa with Mr. Hrown mid also visited with ibis sisters, ono In Portland, another In Ashland. Henry was an Indian war veteran and drew a pension rrom tho govern ment. He Is survived by his two sisters. Ills brother, 81m Hamilton, dlod at Drewsey last year. The funeral was held Tuesday ar teruoon with Itev. Howd or the Hap tlm church conducting the Horvlco at the cemetery. It. 'II. Hrown, his old time rrleuil and benefactor, came over from his homo at Nywtii to at tend the fuiieral mid bna aluco been looking after his affairs, gutting things alnilghtouiMl up. Hnry Hatulltou was a Reed wan. Hi was honait and always could b found doing what wsa right He bail nuny frienrtt among the old lima txNipte. ' o U. V. Hopper, the local Dodge representative, unloaded a oar toad or Dodge automobiles the fore part of this weok and aouio of them are already In the hands of now owners. Mr. Hopper Is representing a good and popular car, Ily SATTJ.IIKIKM) M'NARY EVOLVES . NEW LAND POLICY B!11 To Be. Introduced nt Next Session Would Completely Supplant Old System (Orogonlnu) Wauhlngton, I). C, April 7 A nntlonal reclamation progrnm which he will advocate at the noxL eeslson or congress, was mndo public today by Senntor McNary, Oregon, chair man or the Irrigation and reclama tion commlttoe. Senator McNary's plan embraces all forms or reclamation, Including tho drainage or swamp lands In tho south, tho placing or wntcr In tho arid roglons or the Intormountaln mid Paciric mast states, removal ot stumps rrom ctitover lands In tho Great Lakes region, tho Hooding or lands In tho Mississippi valley statos to provide sub-soil Irrigation, restor ntoln or soil In tho Now England states, Hood control on tho Colorado and other rivers nnd construction or damn which will dovelop hydro-olec-trlc power. Devolving Fund Proposed Tho senntor announced Hint ho would propose establishment by con-41 gress or a revolving fund of from 3fi0,000,000 to G00. 000,000 to capitalize reclamation projocts ap proved by tho sccretnry of the Inter ior and Incorporated under tho laws of tho stnto or stales In which they might bo situated. Tho plan would contomplato the Issuance or bonds by tho Incorporat ed reclamation districts or projocts, which In the opinion of Senator Mc Nary would rind n rendy market Proceeds rrom the snle or tho bonds would be used to repay advances made by the government out or tho revolving fund Reviewing tho reclamation pro posals now pressing upon congress, Including too Houlder Dam project on the Colurndo rlvor. Senator Mc Nary naiortod that "eongro will not desire to taku up tuose projects ono by one, by an appropriation dlructly from the treasury. " SuMiHe Not Wuiitcil "ftnrh a policy." be aald. "would mi ci urn a log-rolling. Incite JmlotiHy amont the advocate of the v.irlnus proJwoK, wltb the raaulta that all would fall bv reason of unsrlontlflc methods used. "The government naeds conine heoslve and constructive policy of reclamation which can be Invoked wheuevur tho needs or an oxpanded agriculture require. Such legislation must avoid the appearanco or carry ing federal aid to the point whore It may ho denominated a subsidy. Such a term could bo applied If eaob of tho various projects were to bo construc ted out of funds directly withdrawn from tho trensury. The national plan which has been suggested would uot chnllangu the opposition of thoso un favorable to federal assistance." . o HKCHKTAKY STATU CIIAMIIKH PAYS HCHltlKD VISIT A. C 1 lesion, who holds u dunl position with tho Tourist Association and also a secrotnry of tho Stato Chamber of Commerce, with hoad (luurtors at Ontario, was n vlBltor to our city last Sunday. Ho arrlvod by auto lato Saturday evening, ac companied by his wire and at ouco got In touch with Dr. Hlbbard, presi dent ot our Commercial Club. Tho gontloman said ho wanted to see iib inuoh of Intorost as possible on tho limited tlmo ho had at his disposal and asked to bo directed to any scones that would bo attractive to tourists and also expressed a do ulro to moot with local real ostato men to discuss land listings In ordor to bo In a position to direct Inquirers. Dr. Hlbbard suggested Unit ho vlBlt tho bird rosorvo at Malbour lake and nlso to make u tour ot this vicin ity with ft view or Inspecting tho farms. Tho gontlomnn wont first to tho lake and eamo back by way or Cnmo. Upon ronohlng Hums ngaln on Sunday ovonlng ho was accom panied ou a Bhort tour by A. A, Trauggott or tho inland Kmplro ltoal ty Co. and oxpresaod bis very ravor , ulilo Impression or tho country- Mr. Hoiton will bo In a position to am thlB aootlon In dovolopmotit mu says lio'B going to give ub that asblHtunco.