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Farmers Are Enthusiastic Over
Grain Grading School
Instructor from 0. A. C. Discusses Questions of Great
Interest to Wheat Men of This Section
A grain grading school for the
benefit of the farmer, grain
buyers and others Interested was
held in the t-ourthouae in Condon
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day. rVof. George R Hslop,
head of the Farm Products de
partment of the Agricultural
College was in charge of the
school and many interesting
Questions were brought up. Al
though it is called a grain grad
ing school, this name doek not
cover the many things taken up
for everything pertaining to the
producing, handling and market
ing of grain is pretty well covered
1. 0. 0. F. Elects (Officers
The local lodge, I. 0. 0. F.,
elected officers last week as fol
lows; W. B. Smith, Noble Grand;
George J. Caven. Vice Grand,'
G. L. Edelman, Secretary; E W.
Moore. Permanent Secretary,
M D. Shanks, Treasurer.
M re. Wood was over from
Pine Creek, Wheeler county,
Wfdresday to meet her mother.
T. E. McHolland, a prominent
Portland contractor, was in Con
don a few days this week.
S. 0. Dodson of Hem trans
acted business in Condon Wednes
It U reported that Mrs. Fred
Edwards of Fossil is very ill at
v. the home in Portland of her sis
ter, Mrs. J F. Wood.
W J Edwards of Mayville
was in Condon Tuesday.
Mr 8. E'fie Campbell returned
from Portland Tuesday. She left ;
Miss Zelia Shurte recovering
nicely from the influenza
W. E Smith left Sunday morn
ing in his car for Portland. He
will spend some time in Seattle
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Shannon
and daughter, Miss Lena, re
turned from Portland Sunday.
A BIG GAME
Having made all arrangement! with
W. C. Vail of Alpine, Wyoming, to out
fit u for a big gamejiunt in the moun
tains of that skate, Clyde Cripe and I
left Condon on the train September 18
at 9 A. M. and arrived at Montpelier,
Idaho, at 3:30 P. M. the next day, The
remainder of that day and that night
we spent at Montpblier. and got away
the next day on the auto stage for
Afton, Wyoming, a distance of 66 miles.
The route we travelled led us over a
very rough mountain road which reached
an Altitude of 8000 feet in places but
we arrived in Afton safely at 8:30 in
the afternoon and hired Mr. Aired to
take us by auto down the Salt River
valley to the Vail ranch on the Snake
river. Salt River runs through a beau
tiful valley about 60 milei in length
and about three miles wide. The alti
tude of the valley averages about 6300
feet and about 16,000 people make
their homes there. Fully 95 per cent
of these people are Mormons and the
average family has ten children while
some have 16 or 16. After arriving at
the Vail ranch we hunted grouse and
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' THIS HOLIDAY
in the school. In fact the work
of the session which most inter
eated the farmers of this section
were those pertaining to the dif
ferent varieties of wheat, thj
ones wnich csn be grown most
successfully here and the mar
keting of grain. The question
of handling summerfullow was
discussed one afternoon The
school bad a very fair attendance
and those present were very en
thusiastic. These schools are
being held in every county of the
state and there is no doubt will
have a good influence
Holds Annual Election
Endymion Lodge. Knights of
1 Pythias, held the regular annual
'election of officers Tuesday night.
Quite a number of Knights were
present and the evening was en
joyable. The following officers
were elected: Dr. J. V. Wilhelm,
Chancellor Commander; D. N.
Mnckay, Vice Chancellor; J. C.
Sturgill, Prelate; Glenn Graves,
Keeper of Records and Seal; E
Montague, Master at Arms; C. N.
Laughrige, Master of Work;C.H.
Horner, Master of Exchequer;
R. M. Rogers, Master of Finance;
Dr. J. O.Kenyon, Inside Guard;
W. A. Darling,. Outside Guard;
John Jackson. Trustee.
The new hotel started by Al
bert Davis and George Caven is
open and doing business. It is
known as The Summit Street
Hotel and is located on the cor
ner of Main and Summit streets
in the White Corner Building.
R. L Look of Gwendolen was
in Condon Tuesday and renewed
his Globe subscription.
Miss" Helen Engberg left Sun
day to take a 'position with the
Ellison-White Chautauqua Com
pany. She-lll begin her work
at Sacramento, California.
C. N. Laughrige returned Sat
urday from ' a week's business
visit in Portland. "
HUNT IN THE
fished for two days with much success
while Mr. Vail got his outfit ready and
on October 22 we got away wilh a pack
train and outfit that would have made
Teddy Roosevelt envious. While talk
ing to Grandmother Vail she had told us
that when tho "dude hunters" came
her son, W. C, ilways dropped every,
thing to get ready to be off so in this
way we found that we were classed as
"dude hunters." Mr. Vail had hired
Leon Livingston to be my guide and
furnish my horse and I want to say
that ne hunter ever went into the
mountains with a better saddle horse
and a more agreeable guide than I had.
Clyde could not make this boast, espe
cially in regard to his horse which was.
an old gray plug, 26 years old, that
continually kept turning oft to the
right Vail furnished Hyde one spur
and he tried it on the other foot with
no result. When starting out Vail told
us to carry our rifles on our saddles as
we might see. a bear but after we had
gone a few miles Clyde discovered that
his ammunition had all been put in one
of the packs and he was carrying an
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SEASON MAY FOLLOW YOU THROUGH A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
GILLIAM COUNTY'S LEADING HOME PAPER
CONDON, OREGON, FRIDAY. DEC. 20, 1918
Wilkins Returns Home
Will Wilkins returned last
week to his home near Clem and
has been in Condon several days
this week visiting friend. He
was discharged from Camp
Zachary Taylor in Kentucky and
says Oregon looks good to him.
He is a top sergeant in the Flying
Pupils of the public school will
have their annual Christmas ex
erciees Friday at 2:45 P. M.
School closes for the holidays
Friday and will resume work on
Monday, December 30, and will
dismiss again for New Year's
day only. .
Among the visitors recently
seen at our school were Mesdames
Lillie, Weinke, tllarts'oorn, Wal
lace. Harris, Leghorn, Fowler,
Crawford and Miss Wallace.
The School Board has provided
some much needed foot mats for
the entrances, besides making
repairs on the front doors,
New pupils who entered school
last week are Eva Turner from
Rock Creek, Vernon Madden and
James Hicks from Lone Rock.
Those' who' have been absent
recently on account of illness are
Claire Welshons, Mildred How
land, Rosalie Parker, Homer
Shelley, Von Hayworth and Earl
The Second Grade program for
Friday is as follows: Dramati
zation of "Paul Espherne and
Boots " Christmas exercises
'0!d Stormy December and Jackj
Frost." ' I
H. S Taylor was up from Olex
Fourteen of Gilliam county's
teachers are in Condon taking
the regular examination for cer
tificates. W. J. Mariner of Blalock tran
sac ted business in Condon Tues
Judge and Mrs. G. W. Parman
purchased a fine Hamilton piano
from Graves & Graves Saturday.
A number of Condon young
people attended the dance at
Alville Saturday night and report
a good time.
empty (run. We proceeded through
the Grand Canyon for 15 miles, crossed
the river at the bend and made camp.
The fishing here was unusually good
for Snake river is full of cutthroat
trout at this point and we landed a '
number of two-pounders while there.
Next morning we packed and soon left
the river and went east over the north'
end of the Wyoming range at an ele
vation of at least 11,000 feet and about
4 o'clock camped on the Bide of a moun
tain on the west side of Willow Creek
and about seven miles south of the
Hoback river. Here the guides- de
cidod to look around for elk sign so
Leon and I went south along the ridge
and had reached about one mile from
camp when we heard a big bull elk
whistle about a hundred yards ahead
of us. The timber was very thick and
we cou'd not te him but presently we
could make out part of his horns and
side so I fired and down he went with
his back broken. . We ran up and I
had to 'shoot him through the neok to
finish him and now 1 had killed the first
elk I had tver seen alive in the woods.
Scout Meeting Tonight
A business meeting of the Boy
Scouts will be held tomorrow at 7
P. At. in the Globe office and
every member of the organiza
tion is expected to be present to
help plan the activities for 1919.
Several business matters are to
be discussed. Be on hand
promptly at the time stated,'
at Public School
Robert Walker is with us again
after a thort stay at St. Helens,
The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Grades wilt contribute as their
part in the exercises two concert
recitations. . "Saint Nicholas"
and "Is It Christmas in Your
Mr. and Mrs. Thou venel, . our
janitors, will spend, their vaca
tion in Portland. . There will be
a family reunion where Mr.
Tliouvenel will meet a Bister he
has not seen for 40 years. W
wish them a "Merry Christmas."
Through courtesy of the First
National Bank, each of the sev
eral rooms were presented with
a large calendar of unique design.
It has a picture of old Fort Mc
, Henry of the war of 1812, which
was bombarded by the British
fleet On the rampart floats an
American flag, which it is said
inspired Francis Scott Key . to
write our national anthem, "The
Star Spangled Banner."
They say that Old Santa has
been snooping around some of
late. If you don't believe it just
hear the youngsters talk in low
Dr. W. H. Reynolds went to
Mrs Bert Crowley
from Olex Mondxy.
The danco at Mikkalo last Fri
day night was the best ever held J
in that hall." Thirty or more
went from Condon and quite a
number were there from Arling
ton and Blalock. Over 100
dance tickets were sold.
The new bridge ' across Trail
Fork is finished and open to
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harris re
turned from Portland Sunday.
He had massive long horns with six
points on each side. r We returned to
camp after dark and found that Clyde
and his guide had returned to camp
after sighting one cow elk. "Next day
Leon and I took three pack horses and
went after the bK elk and we worked
all day taking care of tre hide and
the meat. Clyde and Vail went out on
foot in the forenoon with no success
and came to camp at noon very much
out of humor. Vail blamed Clyde for
making too much noise going through
the brush with his canvas coat and
Clyde declared that Vail made just as
much noise with his corduroy pants
and offered to compromise he would
take his coat off if Vail would take oft
his pants. However, they tried again
riding in the afternoon and went two or
three miles farther south over the
mountain. Here they saw 45 elk' but
did not get a shot at a good bull. The
next day we all hunted until noon with
no success and then packed and went
to the upper camp eight miles further
up Willow creek. There is good sheep
hunting from this camp on the east side
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1918 Fall Season Exceptional;
Crop Prospects Bright
Fall Grain Acreage Is Largest Ever. Known According
to Estimate Given by Old Residents
It las been many years since
Gilliam county has enjoyed a fall
season which compared to this.
The fall of 1907 was about - the
samel ! That, year some of the
farmers were threshing ia late
November and there was very
little cold weather. This year
the coldest registered by the
government thermometer, ac
cording to E. W. Moore, the local
observer, was 16 degrees above
zero.; It is probable that the
county has never had. fall
Children to , Give Program on Christmas Eve
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A Christmas program will be given in the Nazarene church
Christmas Eve by the Sunday School . pupils..' Parents, relatives
and friends are requested to come. Do not disappoint the children.
They expect and. will appreciate your presence. -The following
program will begin at 8 o'clock:
Song by congregation "Joy to the World"
Prayer and Scripture Reading ....... ..... Tbe Pastor
Kecitation, "I Can Tell You Wb"....;.... Gladys May
Chorus, "Little Town of Bethlehem" ......... .School
Exercise : ...Beginners
Song,1 "Songs of Gladness"! ....".i.l.......ChildreB
Recitation ' Mary Weise
Recitation, . "The Christmas Spirit," .James Hieks
Recitation, "Why the Joy Bells Ring,"........!.....Erma Lear
Vocal Solo, "The Sweet Story of Old". .Beile Ratcliff
Recitation, "Is It Christmas in Your Heart?" :...i.Iva Steers
Reading, "The Wise Men" , ...iHomer Shelley
Song, "Silent Night"... ...Junior Girls
Recitation, "Hymn of the Christmastide"......... ...Ethel Brown
Reading, "The Little White Dove".t.. Willie Williams
Recitation,-'The Birthday of a King" ..Lucille Cook
Chorus, "Shine Beautiful Star"... ...School
Reading, "The Loly King" ....Ernest Brown
Recitation, "How We Spent Christmas". .... ...Belle Ratcfiffe
The Doxology i . . r ,7 , "
After the. program a Christmas treat will be given to the children.
A number of the Gilliam county
boys who entered the S.. A. T. C,
at the Agricultural College will
be home for Christmas.
H E. Mikkalo was up from
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Parman
returned from Portland . Sunday.
Archie WcKenzie was - over
from Monument Friday and Sat
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A. B. Robertson was a business
visitor in Arlington Tuesday.'
and plenty of elk in every direction.
Next day we all went south up the
creek and half a mile from .Camp Leon
and I turned west up a ridge. : We saw
plenty of elk sign but ms they stay in
the brush all day this time of the year
it is hard to get a shot at a bull. About
one o'clock we located what seemed to
be a big buck, judging by his whistle,
but we had to wait until 6:30 in the
evening before we saw any elk and by
that time cows, calves and yearlings
began to come out of the thicket until
we counted 100 head and finally the
bull came out' but he had amelled us
and I could not - get closer thanOO
yards. I tried a shot at him with my
t!-' high power slide action Remington
Rnd at the sound of the gun he stag
gered down the hill, but gathered him-,
i elf and started on after the cows.; He
(iid not go over a quarter of a mile be
fare he fell, shot through the lungs.
Elk No. 2 had six points on each- slde,
a4t-.nch spread with very ,longeKm
points. , w f - ;'
Clyde and his guide ' returned in the
evening and roported that he had killed
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prospect so good as the present
and it is estimated that the
acreage in fall grain is the larg
est ever, known. Twenty-three
years ago last month, says W. A.
Darling, a farmer living east of
Condon was heading his grain, ;
This year the grain was ell euj
before November but some of
the farmers around Clem were
plowing this week and that is
good evidence of the weather
Gilliam has enjoyed this fall.
Fred Hawes, j who has been
serving in the ) navy, was dis
charged last week at Seattle and
was in Condon Saturday on his
way to his home'jiear Spray.
0. B. Robertson made a busi
ness trip to Mitchell this week.
J. B. Smith of Gwendolen was
in Condon Tu-sday. v '
J. C' Weinaaf . was5- up from
Clem Monday. -
' Jay Wright was . over froQl
Mayville Tuesday,' ..
his limit. In the forenoon Clyde found -a
big bull and downed him. with four
fchots from his 35 automatic Remington
at SO yards. Ia the evening he had
tried a chance shot at a Lull running at
400 yards and he fell with a bullet
through his lungs. Clyde's first bull
was a very large one with seven points
and the seeond somewhat smaller with
Next day was a busy one, carrying
In the meat and talcing pactwes. Clyda
and guide had too big a job for one day
for their elk lay fiva miles apart and
each wan five miles or more to camp
but the meat had to be skinned out and
carried in for the . Weather was warm
and tie flies tad. It was five in the -evening
when they commenced to skin
their , last elk and Vail, thinking , that
Clyde was nothing but "dude hunter,"
ordered him to put. his knife up and
stand back which Clyde refused to do
and proceeded to show Vail that hn
was as good a 'butcher as anyone.
When we got all the' meat hung up in
camp we estimated, that we had 2W
.-. Continued next week