0reTu"uiUorl The Gazette-Time PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 41, Number 50. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, MAR. 12, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year IS. W. M. PIERCE GOLD CURE FOR NORTHWEST HAS BIG OPPORTUNITY BIRDS THAT SING IN THE SPRING TRA-LA-LA Cy satorfield TUBERCULOSIS OUTLOOK FOR SHEEP no mm Wife of Governor Passes Sunday Morning After Extended Illness. NATIVE OF OREGON Burn in Grant County In 1871; Sur vived by Husband and Fire Chil dren ; Funeral On Tueaday. Mrs. Laura M. Pierce, wife of Gov ernor Walter M. Pierce, died at the family home in Salem at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning Death followed an illness of two years. Funeral services ' were held from the First Presbyterian church Tues day afternoon, Rev. Ward Willis Long officiating. Out of respect for Mr. Pierce and the deceased, all state de partments were closed during the fu neral hour. Laura M. Pierce was born in what iB now Wheeler county, near Monu ment, in central Orison, May 30, 1871. Her parents were pioneers, her father, Peter Kudio, crossing the plains In '49 to the coast. Her mother came in '52. In early girlhood Bhe moved with her parents to Milton, Oregon, where she attended the pub lic schoolls. Hor parents moved to Walla Walla in 1HK7. She graduated at Whitman college in the class of "81, preparing herself then for a teacher, and graduated from the Ellensburg State Normal school in the class of "02. She 'was married to Walter M. Pierce in September, 1893, and moved to Pendleton, whero her husband was then county clerk of Umatilla county. She lived in Pendleton, where four of her children were born, until 1907, moving then to the Grand Ronde val ley, where she and her husband lived until he was elected governor in No vember, 1922, since which time she has been a resident of Snlem, Oregon. She was the mother of five children, Lloyd B. Pierce, aged 30, the only son, who went as a volunteer and served nearly two years in the World war; her oldest daughter, Mrs. Lucile Hall, lives in Salem, and is the wife of Har old Hall. Her second daughter, Helen Wilson, is the wife of Ray Wilson, a research chemist in the employ of the Western Electric company, New York city. Her third daughter, Edith Pierce, is now a junior in the Uni versity of Oregon at Eugene, and her youngest daughter, Lorraino, is a senior in the Salem high school. She also raised Clara Pierce, daughter of her husband by a former marriage. There arc three grandsons. There are three older sisters and one broth er living. She was the youngest of nine children. ' She was a devoted mother, giving her whole soul and energy to the rearing of her children, caring little for society. She was always an ex tremely strong womnn until her first opraetion, in October, 1919, since which time she has suffered much. Since February 1st, 1924, she has had the attention of a private nurso, de manding constnnt care. All through her suffering and affliction she has been kind, hopeful, cheerful and help ful to the very last; she had an in domitable will, keeping track of her household affairs even after she could no longer walk or talk aloud, insist ing that the bills for the home come to her, even paying her February household accounts with her own check. She was a member of the Methodist church, becoming converted at Walla Walla in 1HH8. Her circle of friends was not large, but those who knew her best prised her friendship very highly. During the sessions when her husband was state senator, she al ways came with him from eastern Or egon and was one of the well known Indies of the stntc senate. She was present the night her husband wns inaugurated as governor, but was never ablo to enter the stnte house afterward. Mrs. Pierce took deep Interest In her husband's political career, al though she seldom appeared. Ho was away from home much, both because of his intorost In stnte affairs end be cause his farm and cattle on the range took him. Hut there wns the most complete hnrmony bftweon them. She had not been strong for some years prior to hor sevore Illness and Governor Pierce's solicitude for her at all times wns extreme, Dur ing his campaign for the nomination two years ago he went bnck to east ern Oregon ninny tlmos Just becHiise he wished to see how she was gutting along and to have a faw hours with her. Whilo the public did not know this, he took those night rides and put in many extra hours, some of them valuuble for cninpaign work, be cause he could not benr to be awny from hor any more than was actunlly necessary, whilo she suffered ns only he know she did. Whon Mr. Pierce wns elected Gov ernor the nowspapor reporters loon New Treatment Possesses Merit But Its Safety and Effective ness Haven't Been Proven. State Board of Health. It la not remarkable that gold has been considered since remote anti quity to have curative qualities. Its rarity, its luster and above all its in corruptibility or In modern terms, its resistance to oxidation, make it the perfect metal. Many famous physi cians have used gold in the attempt to cure disease. The theoretical cure of a germ dis ease is simple. To effect It all we have to do is to find a substance that will kill the germ without killing the patient. Unfortunately, most disease germs cannot be destroyed In the pa tient's body without endangering the life of the patient. Up to the pres ent time these efforts have reached their culmination in the brilliant re sults secured by Ehrlich and his co workers in the use of arsenical com pounds in syphilis and sleeping sick ness. Compounds of antimony, bis muth and silver have also been made to poison the tubercle bacillus with in the human and animal body. In lB94-"the gold cure had a run of popularity. The results were decid edly conflicting in regard to the value of gold as a curative agent, but it was definitely shown that gold com pounds have a Btrongly inhibiting ef fect upon the growth of the bacillus of tuberculosis in the test tube. The 1 most recent experiments on gold in I tuberculosis are those coming from the laboratory of Prof. Holger Mooll- ganrt in Copenhagen. He injects a gold compound which he cells "Sna ocrysin," a double salt of gold and so dium thiosulphate. The salt is en tirely harmless provided the tissues are healthy, a violent reaction, if they are tubercular. This severe reaction is a result of liberating large quan tities of poison derived from the bac teria following their destruction by the glod,salt. To counteract this In jurious effect a horse serum is in jected which has been prepared by injecting the blood of a horse with small quantities of dead tubcrlre bacilli over a long period of time. This specially prepared horse serum is beieved to neutralize the poison coming from the gold-killed bacteria. The claims for "Sanocrysin" as a cure for tuberculosis have not been proven. This cure is still in the ex perimental stoge and much work must be done before it CHn be given to the world as a reliable treatment for tuberculosis. Tubercular patients are advised not to place false hopes in the many highly exaggerated state ments regarding the gold cures that have been made by various people. In view of the serious danger in volved in the use of gold compounds and in view of the extended study now j oemg maae, patients allllcted with tu berculosis are cautioned not to be un duly optimistic in regard to this treatment. No patient should discon tinue the well-known methods for the cure of tuberculosis by proper regulation of their lives with special emphasis upon REST, FOOD, and FRESH AIR under competent medi caUdirection. ALPINE The Farm Bureau held it a regular monthly meeting' Saturday evninfc, March 7. County Acent Morse wns present, and spoke briefly in rejrard to certain matters of Interest. Preni dent Bennett then introduced the speaker of the eveninjr. County Su perintendent Helen Walker made a short talk, expressing -the apprecia tion of the visiting members of the program for the gracious hospitality shown by several ladies of the dis trict who served a bountiful supper in cafeteria style to the visitinar del- egation. Assistant State Superinten dent W. M. Smith was the next speak er. He announced the standardization of the new high school and spoke in complimentary terms of tho building and equipment. He emphasized the need of training for citizenship and ictneed especially pleased with the spirit displayed by the boys and girls whom he met. Rev. E. C. Alford gave an illustrated lecture on Yellowstone Park, which was of groat interest and educational value. Mrs. Roger Morse gave three read ings in her own inimitable way, de lighting the audience. Dan Lindsay gave a solo, and his wonderful voice gave pleasure to his listeners, as it always does. The pie social realized a neat sum for the community song books, and the sale of candy by the high school will enable the students to defray a part of their expenses for the enter tainment, March 14. WATCHES Have you seen our window display of tools to repair thorn? HAYLOR. found that Mrs, Pierce's illness was very serious and questioned the Gov ernor about it. To them he confided the truth that it was a hope Ions case of cancer, but he asked them to sny nothing about it and to not mention her Illness except when absolutely necessary. The newspaper men rec ognized the fine sentiment in the Governor's wish and respected it. To Mrs. Pierce the Govrenor spoke hope fully right up to the day of her death. Long after she realized that there was no hope he would not admit it to her, but talked of the time when she would be well again and they could go out together. When he was in tho hospital last summer, for an operation, he found a nurse he con sidered especially competent, and he took hor from the hospital at a great ly advanced salary, to care for Mrs. Pierce. The expense of there two years has been tremendous, but that has not counted for a moment with him. To alleviate hor lufforing in tho slightest degree, at any cost, was his object. When affairs of state crowded upon him, he would say to a friend, "all this Is nothing If only my wife were well again." jj " r. AyTOCASTEH. LOCAL ffflS ITEMS Creston Maddock, general agent of the Firemang Insurance Co., was call ing here for a short time yesterday. He makes his headquarters in Port land, but is on the road much of the time. While here he enjoyed look ing up a bunch of his old schoolmates who were all mighty glad to see him. He was accompanied from Arlington by1 his father, E. C. Maddock, who took the opportunity to celebrate his 73rd birthday, and also meet old time friends again. They returned to Arlington last evening. Charley Avers, who went to Port land ten days ago to be examined by the army physician, was committed to the government hospital at Camp Lewis where he will have to remain for at least sixty days, or until it has been- definitely determined just what treatments he will have to un dergo. Mr.- Ayers, who is an ex-service man, is suffering from serious stomach trouble, as well as other com plications. Dr. G. G. Gnunt, E. R. Fatland, C. K. Barker and Frank Laugh ridge were a committee representing the Legion Post at Condon who visited Heppner one day the past week to look over the swimming pool here. The post at Condon is contemplating the building of a pool, and they made this visit to Heppner to get some pointers. Mrs. L. A. Florence, who has been under the care of physicians at Port land for several weeks past. Is re ported to be quite seriously ill. She is suffering from complications aris ing from chronic rheumatism of long standing. Friends of Mrs. Florence here are hoping for her speedy re covery. Mrs. Ralph Bailey of Monmouth is visiting with friends here. She came up from Arlington on Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney. and will be a guest for a couple of weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Rarratt. Mrs. Bailey was formerly Miss Eulalia Butler, of this city. A number of the aborigines have been about the city this week. Wool picking time is at hand, and this is the inducement that brings these peo ple to the county, that they may gath er in a small harvest off the ranges. Frank Gilliam attended the meet ing of the state hardware dealers as sociation in Portland the past week. He was elected as one of the members of the executive committee of that organization. W. V. Pedro, sheepman and rancher of Cecil, was in Heppner on Friday. He expects to have some garden truck this summer, judging from the amount and variety of seeds he took out with him. Spencer Crawford departed for Ar lingtcn late last evening, his destina tion being Eugene, whero tho con ference of the Oregon Editorinl asso ciation is on for the Inst two days of this week. Heppner Chapter No, 20, R. A. M , will have work in the Royal Arch degree at their regular meeting to be held at Masonic hall on Thursday evening, March 19. Edward Chinn and wife and son Dnniel returned homo on Sunday eve ning from Portland. They spent sev eral days the past week in the city. Tho banquet and dance given by the Elks at Condon will be held on the 21st, instead of the 20th ns stat ed in Inst woek's paper. Painting, kalsomining and paper hanging; all work guaranteed; esti mates free. Call H. E. Instono, Main S03, Jleppner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engolman of lone were visitors in Heppner' for a short while on Monday afternoon, For Sale Trimmed hats, from San dy Hat Shop, Portland, Ore. Nettie Flower, Heppner, EASTER BALE. The ladies of the Methodist Com munity church will hold their Enster snle of gingham dresses, aprons and food, Saturday, April 4th, at 1:30 p. m at the store of Case Furniture Company. Billy Padberg Is A Good Road Builder Judge Benge is authority for the statement that Billy Padberg of Clarks Canyon is an Al road builder. The thing about it tliart appeals to the county judge is the fact tbat Mr. Padberg voluntarily goes into the road building game and the time that he would occupy in getting the court in the notion of doing some work out that way, he puts in in getting on the job. and doing it with his own outfit and force of men. Billy believes in moving. He had about 3000 acres of land to reseed after the December freeze, and he went to it in a vigorous manner, and soon had the job over with. The grain is all up now and coming along fine. After getting this little job off hands, he concluded that he wanted a bet ter road leading from his place to Lexington, so he hooked up a fresno to his big cat, set the wheels in mo tion, and with the assistance of about half a dozen of the hands on the ranch he soon had four miles of road work done up in excellent shape. Judge Benge says this piece of road is like a boulevard now, thanks to the energy and push of Mr. Padberg. Some of the neighbors agreed to ex tend the work from the point where Billy quit, or else he might have con tinued on into Lexington. All this is done without any expense to the county, whatsoever, and as stated be fore, the county court appreciates it very much. REPORT A FINE TIME. All the members of Ruth Chapter No. 32, O. E. S., who attended the meeting as guests of Arlington Chap ter on last Friday evening, report having had a very enjoyable time. They witnessed the putting on of the degree work by the Arlington chap ter team, and this was done in a very excellent manner. Following the lodge session refreshments were served and a general good social time enjoyed. ST. PATRICK'S BAL Juniper Hall ST. PATRICK'S. DAY Tues., Mar. 17 Good Music -:- Supper at Midnight ntmmtumxtmmv BARLEY FOR SEED Also Bluestem & Red Chaff Club Wheat ROLLED WHEAT AND BARLEY Brown Warehouse Co. Phone 6 13 ;mmtmttMmtma:mmmtttnimKammatm:mm k HEPPil II ENS The Arion Literary society has se lected the following to membership in their society: Merle Becket and Leonard Schwa rz. The sophomores held a wienie roast last Friday evening. Everyone re ports an enjoyable time. The Heppnerian Literary society gave a banquet in honor of the bas ketball teams last Sautrday. There was a large attendance. Kathleen McDaid, who was toast- mistress, called upon the following lor speeches: Mr. ISmith, Miss Martin, Eugene Doherty and Margaret Proph et. A number of jokes were told and everybody enjoyed themselves. Im mediately after the banquet they were taken to the music room where a short musical program was given. The P. T. A. met last Tuesday for the purpose of electing officers. The following were chosen: president, Mrs. Turner; vice-president, Mrs. Ma honey; secretary, Mrs. McMurdo; treasurer, Mrs. Beymer. Mrs. F. R. Brown gave an interesting talk on "Child Guidance." There followed a discussion on how the other fellow's child ought to be trained. The "H" Club will give another smoker on the 30th of March. It promises to be a good one. DANCE AT JUMPER, SATURDAY, MARCH 14. The people of the Juniper Hall As sociation will give a dance at the Hall on Saturday, March 14. This dance marks the first anniversary of the building of the hall. Supper will be served at midnight. A cordial invi tation is extended to all. A letter received by The Gazette Times this week from Mrs. C. F. Trimble, states that their reception at Vancouver was rather unique. They moved in on an epidemic of small pox at the Pythian home, where there wore a number of victims of the dis ease. ::::m:!t:n:!::mm:t::t:immm By Arthur Brisbane A Chance for Congress. Young Wood's Example. Is It Socialism? The Baby Crop. North Carolina wantB a Maw that would stop flirting. Men ogling girls or women would be lined or locked up. If North Carolina, where men are so chivalrous, needs that law, other States need one more severe. But is any such law really neces sary? Only a few years ago, ten or fif teen thousand, the man that met a lady on the street grabbed her by the hair and dragged her to his cave by force. You can see how much men have improved. There is one comfort. If the young ladies walk demurely, with their eyes on their little pink shoes, they won't notice unwelcome attention. President Cooiidge, it's said, means to veto the increased salaries for Congressmen. The total amounts to $1,376,000 a year." The salaries are not high. Con gressmen cannot live decently at Washington and at home on today's wages. Congress could earn the increase in five minutes by creating a great irrigation and power plant at Boulder canyon on the Colorado river. That project to irrigate two million acres of deBert land, supply continuously 800,000 horsepower and protect the Imperial Valley from floods would pay the Congressmen's increased sal aries ten thousand times every year ana leave enough over to pay for the dam. A great many young people read about Osborne Wood, son of the Uni ted States Governor of the Philli pines, and about his big winnings in Wall Street and his big winnings in European eamblin? houses. 'nv comes the end of the story. Young Wood has no money. The French po lice, hunting him, accuse him of pass ing worthless checks. Young Wood says, "I have had my dance, now I must pay the fiddler." Don't gamble, it doesn't pay. Senator McKellar, Democrat from Tennessee, says of the bill that would, turn Muscle Shoals over to the power trust, "The passage of the Under wood measure would be the greatest calamity that has happened to the South since the Civil War." Many senators know that it is so, but if one of the biggest monopolies wants something you can hardly ex pect the United States Senate to re fuse it. You can, however, expect president Loolidge to veto it. He has. from Henry Ford, exact information on the Muscle Shoals affair. The President is in favor of stop ping all national inheritance taxes. He calls them "socialism," although it is not clear why taxing a fortune of a hundred millions that a rich man leaves behind him ia any more socialistic than to tax a small cottage n which a poor man is raising his family. However, it certainly seems better to tax a rich man while he is alive than to tax his children. Leaving big fortunes to children may be foolish, but the desire to do so makes men work, when they would otherwise stop working. And what the country wants is the most work from the ablest men. One important proof of booming prosperity: In New York, our big gest city, the rush to get married before Lent came exceeded all records. Not fewer than fifty couples stood in line, all day, waiting for licenses. this guarantees most important :' all OUR CROPS, the crop o' native born bnbies on which the ccuntry and the future depend.. The only res wealth is human intelligence. TL mothers create it. It is suggested that part of the nonsense connected wkh the new arms conference will be talk about reducing or forbidding the use of aircraft in war. You might as well talk about eliminating railroad trains or gunpowder from war. The first thing for the United States to do is to build up an aircraft force superior to that of any nation on earth. The best time to talk to a burglar about not using firearms is when you have your own gun pointed at his chest. HAS ASSIGNMENT ON BIG PAPER. During the week District Attornev Notson was in receipt of word from his son Robert, who is a student at the school of journalism of Columbia University, New York, this year. Bob is getting some real experience in newspaper work, and has been filling an assignment recently on the Brook lyn Eagle, one of the big dailies of the east. He has the promise of a place on this paper while he is at tending school, that may lead un to a good position. AUXILIARY TO BE HOSTESSES. The officers and memliaya nf u different committees of the American Legion Auxiliary wish to announce that they will act as hostesses to all ladies eligible to membership in the organisation, at the next regular meeting on Monday evening, Mnrch luin, at neinei cnapei. MRS. W. E. MOORE, Sec. GETS BROKEN FINGER. Judge Alex Cornett is carrying his eft hand in a sling these days. He met with an accident Sunday morn ing, and had a finger on his left hand broken. The member was caught in a gale that slammed against his hand and the result was disastrous, as well as quite painful, and the injury has caused the hand to swell very badly. IN DAIRYING Oregon, Washington and Idaho Situated to Supply Markets In California Cities. By ED H. WEBSTER. The dairy industry of the Pacific slope is undergoing a marked change. The ever-growing city population is reaching further into the country for milk and where once there was a decided surplus of butter shipped to eastern markets, now the tide turned and large quantities of but ter are shipped into California to make up a shortage created by the demand for market milk. The last report of California Dairy Louncil gives some interesting fig ures. San Francisco and Los Angeles received dur'ng December, 1924, 6, 321,479 pounds of butter. Of this nearly one third or 1,734,067 pounds came from outside of the State. Ida ho furnished 632,310 pounds, Wash ington 490,098 pounds, and other states shipping in carloads or more were: Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Mon tana, Colorado and Nebraska. Butter manufacture in California increased but very little during the year. The market milk industry in creased tremendously. Thia is a nor mal development and will continue. The states west of the Rockies, north and east of California will find an ever increasing market in San Fran cisco and Los Angeles for butter and cheese. These two great cities are noted for their demand for high standard of quality in butter and cheese. Oregon, Washington and Idaho are so situated that they will be in po sition to supply the greater part of the butter and cheese required by California1 and will come to a position in relation to San Francisco and Los Angeles similar to that held by Wis consin and Minnesota to Chicago and New York. This is the Northwest's opportun ity. Already these states are alive to the situation and are bringing to bear every force possible to put the standard of their products on a high quality basis in order that they may secure for themselves the full benefit of these great southern markets. Much needs to be done in standard ization for quality and in making un iform the factors of workmanship, color, . salt and uniform packing. These qualities all have a marked ef fect on the ready marketing of the product. The movement of butter, particu larly from the Northwest, is only be ginning. The future will show great developments and now, in the form ative stage of this movement, step3 should be taken to create in the minds and tastes of the California consum er, a demand based on the high qual ity of the northwestern products. It will mean many millions of profit to the dairymen of those states if it becomes the fixed idea amongst con sumers in California that Northwest butter is the best butter they can get These conditions point to the nec essity of a high appreciation on the part of producers and manufacturers for better cows, better equipment and the saving of unnecessary labor in order to make the most of their op portunity. Some of these items may be discussed in future articles. BOARDMAN Every Church Visitation Day on Thursday was very successful here. Rev. Thompson was the only visiting pastor present as Rev. Van Nuys who was expected was ill. The Ladies Aid held their business meeting early in the afternoon. It was decided at this time to give the long-talked of party for the cast and director of the play Miss Molly" on March 28. The Aid has wanted to show their apprecia tion to the cast and Mrs. Russell since Inst fall but it seemed an im possibility to find an open date until February and then the scarlet fever scare made another postponement necessary. At seven o clock a light (?) lunch consisting of salads, sandwich es, baked beans, cakes of every des cription, and coffee was served to a large crowd. Rev. Thompson gave a very interesting talk after the dinner concluding with explanations of some of the church activities and work of the various boards. Evervone who at tended the meeting felt fully repaid. The most delightful social affair for some time was the party given by- Mrs. N. A. Macomber Saturday night in honor of her husband's birthday. It was in the nature of a "kid" party and many surprising results were ob tained by the costumes. Mrs. Ralph Davis was awarded first prize for the most effective costume and the con solation (a corn all-day sucker) was divided between Miss Barbara Hixon and Jack Gorham. "500" was played until 11:30 when a most delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Guests present were Messrs. and Mesdames Ballenger, Gorham, Rands, Hereim, Davis. Arthur Goodwin, Chas. Goodwin, Mrs. Albert Macomber of Arlington, Miss Barbara Hixon. Roy Gilbreth, Chas. Barnes and Opple Waggoner. Arthur Peterson returned last week from Kansas where he went in De cember with his children and the re mains of his wife who died very sud denly of pneumonia, in Hermiston. After reaching there his little daugh ter Ihlene passed away at the Pen dleton hospital, a victim of the same malady. Her body was shipped back to Kansas also and interred beside her mother. Mr. Peterson is a bro ther of Mrs. Oscar Kosnr. He left the other five children in the care of relatives. Mr. and Mrs. I.. V. Root, W. II. Mef ford. Mr. Dllhibaugh. and Mr. Wick lander. Sr., vlio has been visiting at the home of his son, t'has. Wickland er for some time, all left Monday for Salem, motoring down in the Root car. Mrs. llorveese, depu'y, is (Continued on Pase Four.) (Oregon Wool Grower) In discussing the outlook for the future of the sheep industry the Uni ted States Department of Agriculture states this: "Practically all of the large produc ing centers, unless it be parts of South Africa and Asia, seem to have reached their maximum number of sheep. In fact, in most of the leading countries, as in Australia, Argentina, and the United States, there has been a notable decline in the number of ' sheep in recent years. It would seem, considering the world-wide need of wool, that this decline would soon reach its limits, if it has not already done so. "While practically all the available land is now in use, it is probable that ultimately considerable areas of semi- desert lands that are now inaccessi ble to livestock, because of an insuf ficient water supply, notable parts of South Africa, will be made available to sheep by the provisions of wells and reservoirs. In the past the sheepmen who pro duced only wool could not meet com petition from other agricultural en terprises unless they were located on very cheap land. The sheepmen of today, except in the semi-arid regions are no longer solely dependent on wool. Considering the industry as a whole, lamb production is now a highly important and profitable fea ture while there is usually a good market for mature mutton. In the readjustments that are tak ing place, the sheep industry of the world seems to be settling down to three general types: (1) The pro duction of fine wool with lambs as a secondary consideration in the arid regions; (2) the production of lambs and wool in the semi-arid regions; and (3) the production of lambs, with the wool of secondary importance, m the humid and sub-humid regions." Outlook for the Industry in the West In the west expansion will generally be on the basis of much higher ope rating expenses than fonneiry. The sheepmen, however, are already meeting these conditions. In the first place a large percentage of the opera tors are keeping flocks of the cross bred type. In such flocks the lambs furnish approximately 65 per cent of the revenue, as aganist 45 per cent for wool. They are also giving their sheep better care, and as a result are generally securing better lamb crops well as heavier fleeces. Better management of the sheep and of the range is also making it possible to carry additional stock on the same extent of range. - - One seneme handfteep ra the expaiw - sion of the business is that of secur ing adequate range. Many operators are finding it difficult to secure suffi cient range for their present needs. Others who are operating wholly on the public domain are faced with the uncertainty as to how much longer these lands, some of which are de teriorating, will be available to them. The rapid deterioration of the re maining public domain, because of constant unrestricted grazing, is giv ing much concern. Nearly all live stock producers recognize the need of some stabilized policy protection, in order that further destruction of these arease may be prevented. Va rious plans for the better control and utlization of the remaining public domain not suitable for farming pro poses, have been suggested. While many prefer private ownership or long-term leasing, the plan that is being given most consideration is that of creating grazing districts and al loting stock among resident users under a permit system somewhat sim ilar to that now in the national for ests. Under proper systems of graz ing the carrying capacity of these areas can be increased greatly. An adequate and settled land policy would make it possible to place the western sheep business on a much i more stable basis than has previously existed, and would probably result in a considerable increase in the num ber of sheep. "Crimson Eyebrows" To Be Presented March 24 The high school student body will stage the musical comedy, "Crimson Eyebrows," at the Star theatre March 24th, in afternoon and evening per formances. The setting is Chinese and the plot is one of delightful romance woven around a bit of political in trigue. The lines are clever and the musical numbers catchy and melo dious. There will be a bevy of ehor us girls in gay colors. And the cos tumesmany of them are real Chi nese, gorgeous and beautiul. Don't forget the date, March 24th. Squirrel Poison Distrib uted By County Agent Squirrel poison has boen distribut ed by the County Agent to the fol lowing places, where it can be ob tained by farmers: Karl Beach, Lex ington; Bert .Mason, lone; Morgan Store. Morgan; T. H. Lowe, Cecil, There is a supply, now, at the County Agent's office, and some will be left at llardinan within the next ten days. All poison materials In this are furnished from the County Rodent Fund. A charge of three cents per pound is made on the poison to cover the cost of the oats. The time to get squirrols ia early in the spring and all farmers are urg ed to do their poisoning as soon as possible. ESTUAYEI). A white-faced (Hereford) bull, t-year-old past; no brands or marks; strayed from Thompson place on Balm Fork in May, littt. Reward. HIC1IARD PETERSON. W. F. Hurni-tt, who was here from Lexington on Friday, reports that the grain on his farm north of lxlng ton is all up and growing well. He looks forward to a good crop.