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    Don't mm Empey's.1' great
war, story this week. Every
-chapter interesting. "
Your advertisement will have
a much greater effect if it
appears in the Globe.
VOL. 29
NO. 5
Gilliam County Has Many Acres
in Grain; Prospects Are Good
Although it is "till curly to judge the ' mat on the average yield I low by at
poulbllitiM of tut crop in Gilliam least two bushel per acre and a num.
county, oreient uroaiwcta are exceu- ber aay by three or four bushels. It
uonaiiy g'joii. r rom an parn oi me
county come optimistic report at to
acreage and Oi condition of growing
grain. The atand seems to be unusual
ly good everywhere and the woed poata
are lest noticeable! than usual. A crop dilToronce
eitlmale prepared here aome tlmo ago partly be accounted forby the fact that
for the government place the amount ( the fannera have been getting In aa
In crop at 130,847 and the total average much aprlng grain aa possible. How
yield wa estimated at ten buahela to ever, taking 00 per cent aa the acreage
appear to be conservative statement
to aay that the acreage in crop right
now amount to at leant 60 per ctnt of
the total available acreage and thle
would be 157,l'M acre. Perhaps the
in the two ettimatca may
Dinner It Enjoyed by Big Crowd;
' Many Condon Folki There
the a.. re. I'erhap the government
wanted a very conservative re
port but the opinion of many who are
intimately acquainted with different
sections of the county agree that thia
eatimata I really below the actual num.
ber of acrea in crop and that the esti-
and the yield at twelve buahela would
give Gilliam county nearly 2,000,000
buahela of grain. ThU would not break
the record by any mean o It may be
taken a a fair eatimate under present
County Agent Urges Farmers to Buy Sacks Now
Will Hare Gilliam County Day at Moro Station; Farmer' Paper Out
By J. C. Hawkins, County Agent
The first edition of the Agri
cultural Council News was pub
liahed thin week under tbe aus
pices of the Council and with
J. C. Hawkins as editor, ft car
ried live articles of interest to
the farmers of the' county, and a
number of ads for those who
want to buy or sell stock. It
will be issued monthly.
Order your sacks now or make
other arrangements to handle
your grain for present conditions
indicate that it will be practically
impossible to get them if you
wait much longer.
The county agent cm get 250
sacks of Karly Baart seed wheat
f torn Moro if un one still wants
Remember your summerfallow
and do it early. This is tbe prop
er M?Qn and if not dons now is
practically useless. -
It has been decided that Gil
liam county farmers will have a
wage scale fixed for harvest.
Thoao farm account books will
be a great help. If you want one
call at the county agent's office
or write him.
Quite a number of Gilliam
county farmers plan to go to the
Experiment Station at Moro some
time in June to study the work
being carried on there. The day
they decide to .o will be desig
nated as Gilliam County Day and j
aU who possibly enn should 'plan .
to be there.
Over ninety dollar wore realised from
the dinner given by the Red -Croaa
lad if of Clem .at that place laat Sun-
A. f :, w. .1: t.l..
aeveral Condon people attended and tv " r umte(J ln lo,n 'hclr
were wi ll repaid for the trip by the ex- bit in war work. A Red Cross
ceilent chicken dinner etrved to them. i unit wa organized there Wednes
Prior to th dinner an njoyable pro-1 afternoon and the following
gram was given at the achoolhouse -d offi were 8eecte,J: ;vlr8. Effie
interesting addrenaea were, delivered , . . , .
... n Q1.i,,,,i r ; Martin, chairman; Mrs. W. J.
Stuigill. both of whom dicmed our j Keeney, vice chairman; Mrs. T. C.
duty to our country and to the boy ln j Mobley, treasurer;" Miss Miriam
the trench. . -i no reaiucnu or cim .Keeney, corresponding eecretary,
are to bo congratulated on the-ucceaianj v.,aarlrhV finanr-ial
..I...: i... -... .L....I.I i "f r "-i
be classed aa 100 per cent Americans.
len more uiuium men L,zuve
Soon to Join Uncle Sam's Army
Wat Organized Wednesday With
' Fifteen Members Present
Olex is a small town but the
people who live there are among
the most progressive in thecoun
Condon Man Appointed
J. W. Kocker, drillmaster of
the Condon Home Guard, has
been appointed as 1st Lieutenant
in the Oregon State Police and
will be second in command in
eastern Oregon. His hoadquart
ers will be in Condon and he is
at present signing up recruits in
this section of the state. Several
in this county have already made
application for service in the
State Police and there will be no
trouble in filling the battalion.
Lieutenant Kocker will not take
applications for anyone who is in
farm work. In speakingof Lieu
secretary. Fifteen members
were 'present at this meeting.
The Olex unit will work for both
Condon and Arlington organizations.'.
New Fuel Regulations
Although no limitation on the
amount of fuel that may be stor
ed has been fixed,, arrangements
have been completed for register
ing every fuel purchase in the
state of Oregon. Within a few
days every purchaser of wood or
coal will be compelled to file a
declaration as to the amount of
fuel used last year, the quantity
remaining on hand and the
Gilliam county will send ten!
more men to the country's ser
vice in the near future. Eight
will go on April 28 and the other
tv7o between the 1st and 4th of
May, The Local Board has call
ed fourteen to report on April 27
as follows: Erl C Shane, Wm L
Chaney, Frank Rice, Welcome B
Moore, George Stewart, Irwin C
Brown. Roy Montague, Thomas
P Barker, Clarence A Witchey,
Perry J Teague, Warren O
Edwards, M J Creegan, Jewett
P Murray, and Roy W Wilson.
Some of these will be exempted
for the reason that they are ac
tively engaged in farm work and
two affidavits to this end have
already been filed by Welcome
Moore and W. O. Edwards. It
is not the plan of the department
to take those who are needed at
home to care for the crops. The '
Board has notified Howard" E
Rice and Claud H Holland to ap
pear the first of May..
People Must Use Only Half Amount of Wheat
Everybody Asked to Use Substitutes to Help Feed the Allied Army
quantity desired. Purchasers
tenant Kocker' appointment the wi fi,e their statement and fuel
Oregon Journal says: ."Lieuten
ant J. W. Kocker has had an
especially brilliant military ca
reer. He was a member of the
famous Twentieth Kansas volun
teers in the war with Spain and
served nine years in the regular
army, reaching th grade of first
sereeant. With, the regulars he
orders with their. dealers and the
dealers in turn will forward the
data to the -fuel, administrator's
office. "Everybody" says the
fuel administrator.J-shouJd order
their fuel now. Otherwise they
are taking big chances of being
caught in a shortage next fall."
Also fuel is' cheaper now than it
isaw service in the Boxer uprising wi" B Uten.
There 'will be u dance in the' . Dr. Turner, eye specialist of
Grange Hall at Alville April 26, Portland, will be in Condon
one week from tonight. Ladies again Wednesday and Thursday,
are requested to bring lunch. The May 1 and 2. In Fossil Tuet'day,
dance will continue all night and April 30. Consult him. Don't
tickets will be $1. 5d i forget the date 5d6
and withthe Chinese relief expedition."."
Mrs. Mary Young ; returned
'Tuesday from, western Oregon.
A reduction of one-half the
ordinary consumption of wheat
until after harvest must be made
as a military necessity to furnish
the armies of America and her
allies with war bread. After the
army's requirements have been
met and wheat has been set aside
for seed and othT special pur
poses, there remains an allow
ance of approximately one and one
half pounds for each person and
every bit of flour and wheat
products in every form used in
any way must cotie within that
ration. Those who can, - must
give up wheat almost entirely
and use potatoes, cornmoal and
oatmeal as much as possible for
wheat is strictly limited and there
is little barley and rye left. Pub
lic eating houses must keep with
in the same allowance for every
21 meals served. No wheat ia to
be used in the manufacture of
anything but food. There ia
nothing in this program which
need interfere with wholesome
living. Those who can should
use as little as possible to give a
small margin for those who can
not adapt their circumstances to
so large a use of substitutes. Un
til after harvest the government
asks for the patience and sacri
fice of all citizens in this impor
tant matter. -
Our Hats Are in the Ring
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Sheriff
of Gilliam county, Oregon, on the
Democratic ticket.
It had not been my intention
to again become a candidate for
the office, but since nearly ail of
the uheriffs. throughout the
United States have for over a
year made themselves familiar
with the draft law, and are now
the chairmen of the local draft
boards, the War Department of
the United States Government
has recommended that the pres-'
ent sheriffs of the United States
be retained in office, so as not to
interfere with the draft machin
ery which is so essential at th's
time to help bring victory to us
in this great war. Many persons
who have the beat interests of
our government at heart in tbis
crisis, have informed me that it
is my duty to retain the office for
another term. And since true
Americanism requires that every
one do not alone his bit but his
all in a time like this, I have con
eluded to again become a candi
date. If I am nominated and
elected I shall accord to the pub
lic the same courteous treatment
in the future as in the past.
J. W. LlLLlE
To the Republican, votera . of
Gilliam county: I vflffte a can
didaie for the republican nomina
tion for the office of County
Clerk of Gilliam county at the
coming primary election, lprom
ise that if I am nominated and
elected I will conduct the affairs
of the office in a business like
manner, and it will be my earnest
endeavor to co-operate with all
the departments of the -United
States Government in regard to
all war work, in connection with
the office.
Bruce H. Hull.
To the Republican voters of
Gilliam county, I hereby beg to
announce my candidacy for the
Republican nomination for Coun
ty Clerk of Gilliam county, sub
ject to the will of the voters at
the primaries to be held on May
17th, 1918
For .Representative
I hereby announce that I will
be a candidate for the Republican
nomination for Representative
for Gilliam, Sherman and Wheel
er counties. ' : ' ' "
Jas. S. Stewart.
For Representative
I would deem it an honor to
i .....
represent so loyal and patriotic a
people as those of the 28h Rep
resentative district in the follow
ing platform:
I will use my best endeavor to
advance the interests of the state;
to be economical, but not to the
extent of retarding development
or hampering efficiency;' and to
aid and support a vigorous prose
cution of the war to a successful
conclusion; and will do my duty
to the very beat of my under
standing and ability.
A. M. Wright..
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Special Tonight: "Sirens of the
Sea;" Saturday: PaMie News,
"Mary Lawson's Secret," Police
Protection;" Sunday: "The Door
Between," Bluebird feature,
Weekly and Comedy; . Tuesday:
Charles Ka'y in "Sudden Jim."
Grand opening of new "Liberty
Theatre Thursday, April 25:
Oregon will have a military police
force whose duties will be somewhat
similar to those' of. the Northwest
Mounted Tolice of Canada. They will
be, on duty in Gilliam coiiuty as in
othor counties of the Btato. The fol
lowing information may bo of interest;
1. A body of state police to prevent
and detect crime and apprehend crimi
nals. Z. All mulo citizens of the United
States between the aes of 18 and 46
years of age physically qualified, are
eligible for service in this body.
3. The term of enlistment will be
for two years unless sooner discharged
by proper authority.
"The Neglected Wife." first in
stallment of serial, Pathe Weekly,
Scenic and Cartoon, Luke Com
edy. Dance after the show.
Music by Bowker's orchestra.
Mrs. Robinette, who has been
visiting for several weeks with
her sister, Mrs., B. A. Cathey,
left Sunday 'morning for her
home a Halsey, Oregpn.
News of Olex Neighborhood
4. The entire time of the personnel
of the command will be given to their
duties, exceptions being governed by
regulations. "
5. Remuneration for enlisted men
$9 per month and up. Uniform and
equipment furnished free of charge.
. 6. For those who wish to serve their
state and country in the abolishment of
sedition and other crimes which are
rampant during war this service will be
particularly interesting.
For further information write or ap
ply in person to J. W. Kocker, 1st Lieu
tenant Oregon Military Police, Re
cruiting Oilieer for Eastern .Oregon;
Postoflice address, Bex 227, Condon,
Oregon. Phone 36X.
A. L.
ccme up
Duthie of
last night
The Dalles
for a visit
with friends and to look after his
interests here. -
, Dr. Wilhelm reports a daugh
ter born Saturday, April 13. to
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Dodson xl
Lost Valley.
A large crowd attended the meeting
held in Wade's hall last Thursday even
ing. They enjoyed a very interesting
discussion on the war by Rev. M. R.
Weidman. J. G. Sturgill spoke- on
Boys' and Uirls' Clubs and world prob
lems. Different phases of agriculture
were discussed by J. C. Hawking,
County Agent, and F. L. Ballard. The
following representatives were appoint
ed to. attend the meeting in Condon
May 4: Miriam Keeney, George Crum
and C. W. Martin.
Miss Anna Keeney, who is attending
the Arlington High School spent a few
days last week at her home here.
A number of Oles people attended
the Red Cross entertainments at Mik-
kalo and Clem last week and all report
a good time. "
Ray Martin of The Dalles Garage is
here this week on business. He repre
sents the OUsmobile and motor trucks.
R. H. Cate purchased a Maxwell
from Ray Martin this week.
Bert Remington of The Dalles was a
business visitor in Olex Monday.
A. E. Rivers of lone sold a new
Paige car to W. J. Keeney this week.
Ray Lamoreaux and . family were
Olex visitors last Sunday.
Mr. and Mri Fred Phillips made a
trip to The Dalles in : their Overland
roadster Saturday and visiteJ relatives
there for a few days. j
Word has been received from Ned
Norton who was a sergeant in the ser
vice stationed at Galveston, 1 exas, say
ing that he had received a lieutenancy
and had been transferred to the tl-ain-
inir camo at Quantico. Virginia. He
says that he enjoys the life very much
and that Uncle Sam has made a man
tif him. He joined the colors in 1915.
W. J. Keeney has plowed 1100 . acres
of summerfallow wi'h his Holt Cater
pillar 75. which pulls twetve 14-inch
plows, and has 600 acres yet to plow.
He is now running day and night, av
orairine 60 acres a day. His thousand
acres of Turkey Red wheat ia among j list
the finest in this part of the county.
Milton Boyoe was unfortunate in his
attempts to drive a Ford last Sunday.
He ranif nto a fence post three miles
south of .Olex,'' upsetting the car and
breaking three wheels. Later he se
cured Mr. Sperry's Ford and in com
pany with Paul Rector and Max Ashen
f elter started toward Condon. About
a mile from Olex on a bad turn he col
lided with Tom Conner in his Stude
baker. The Ford went over the ten
foot grade and was slightly damaged,
while the Connor car received a dam
aged radiator, front axle, fender, light
and wind shield. The Conner baby was
cut above the eye and Mr. Boyce re
ceived a few bruises. Tbe Olex garage
is busy repairing cars this week.
Horses Are at Track
Sixteen horses are at the track get
ting ready for the meet next month
and many more are on the way. Some
of the best horses en the coast will b
David Hardie started lambing Tues
day. Since that time he has counted
200 iambs and has lost only two. " i
Elevator Ccrrpjny Organized t
An elevator company was orgaivzwj
Wednesday night at Mikkalo at an en
thusiastic meeting of the farmers of
that neighborhood. It was decided to
build an elevator of 80.0(H) bushels ca
pacity. A meeting will be held tomor
row night to complete arrangements
and also to organize a Farmers' Union
local at Mikkalo.
Tom Glover has moved hia
family to Antone and will work
near there on the old Trosper
ranch recently purchased by
Lloyd Parman.
M. S. Andrews of Blalock is a
new subscriber on the Globe'j