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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 1925.
"VESTED RIGHT" IS
Policy as to Grazing Foes
Is Matter to be Decided
Grating Fee Should be Adjusted to
Economic Conditions, Sec
(Pendleton E. 0.)
Washington, Dec. 5. Opposition to
conferring any "vested right" upon
tht present users of the western
ranges was expressed in a statement
today by the department of agricul
ture. It declared the policy upon
which grazing fees are based should
be settled by congress, and that a
fair settlement of the differences ex
isting between the stockmen and the
forest service would not be difficult.
The adjustment of grazing to the
"primary purpose of forest reserves,
that of forest production and water
shed protection," was declared to be
the essential af any administrative
system; but Secretary Jardine was
said in the statement to desire to sta
bilise use of the national forest
ranges as far as consistent with pub
lie interests. He would have no ob
jection to legislation giving grazing
a more definite legal status in the
naitonal forests and conforming in
broad terms the fundamental polic
ies as the department is developing.
Grazing fees should be adjusted to
the economic conditions in the live
stock industry, the statement said,
and should be partially or wholly
waived in time of serious drought.
The creation of local grazing boards
' Fees for grazing on the national
forests now average 12 cents per
month for a cow and five cents a
month for a sheep, and the depart
ment reports this figure as consider
ably less than the commercial value
of forage. If, as some stockmen ad
vocate, they were cut to a figure based
merely on the cost of administration,
they would be about one-third of the
While advocating general laws by
congress on the matter of fees, Sec
retary Jardine favors permitting the
department considerable latitude and
discretion in dealing with the ques
tion of waiving fees in times of dam
aging drought, including a further ex
tension of the waiver of grazing fees
already made in drought afflicted re
gions during 1925.
"The secretary of agriculture con
tinues the statement, "also favors
strongly a provision of law that will
appropriate 10 per cent of the annual
receipts from grazing for range im
provements. There is great need for
such improvements," he believes, "and
a measure of this character would be
one of the most constructive steps
which the government can take to
increase the productivity of the
ranges and to benefit their users."
The policy of issuing grazing per
mits for 10 years, begun in 1925, was
said in the statement to be part of
the department's purpose to stabilize
the grazing industry in the national
forests. The secretary was declared
to be ready to go further and to fix
more specific limits upon possible re
ductions in herds during the life of
the ten year permits, for any and all
purposes, which will be adapted to the
specific conditions in each locality.
These 10 year permits are not revoc
able, and are declared to be as bind
ing upon the department as upon the
users of the range. The secretary
was quoted as saying:
"Any legislation dealing with graz
ing shuold give the department fall
latitude to control and adjust this
use of the national forests so as to
protect other valuable resources and
There's nothing more
tempting for break
fast than our delicious
hot cakes with pure
35c Merchants' Lunch
from 11 to 4
at all hours.
ED CHINN, Prop.
maintain the productiveness of the
ranges themselves. The 10 year per
mits or contracts should be definite
guarantees to the stockmen; but in
issuing and renewing them complete
freedura must be maintained to ex
clude or restrict grazing in areas
where it has proven injurious to
young timber, or where grazing is
damaging valuable water sources.
The department must also be able to
make such adjustments as may be
required to meet the needs of recre
ation and of valuable forms of wild
Law Held Cntenable.
Secretary Jardine does not regard
as tenable any form of law or ad
ministrative policy that would close
the national forests to new applicants
who need range in developing their
land where they can be reasonably
provided for. In declaring against
the conferring of any form of vested
or property rights upon present users
of the range, the statement went on
to say that such conceptions would in
the opinion of the secretary under
mine the foundation of the national
policy for the conservation of natural
resources, would make impossible the
carrying out of a well-balanced plan
of public use and would make it im
possible to consevre the range itself.
The remedy for friction between
stockmen and the forest service was
declared by Secretary Jardine to lie
in the direction of the creation of lo
cal grazing boards, a majority of
whose members should be experienced
stockmen. These boards would func
tion as fact-finding bodies on con
troverted questions, investigate pro
posed changes of policy, and hear
complaints from the range users.
Final decision, however, should in
the opinion of the secretary, rest with
the department on all questions of
Steiwer Pleased At
Showing to Date
(Monday's E. O.)
Fred Steiwer, local attorney, re
turned to Pendleton last night after
about two weeks spent in the inter
ests of his campaign for the republi
can nomination as United States sen
ator. During his absence Mr. Stei
wer was in hte southern part of the
state canvassing the situation with
respect to the senatorial race.
He expressed himself as being well
pleased with the outlook at present.
He was in all counties of the state
south of Eugene meeting old friends
and making new acquaintances.
'The campaign is still young," Mr.
Steiwer said today, "but to date it has
been moving along at a rate that is
pleasing to me. I have found my po
sition is strong in those localities
where I had expected to have strength.
The friends who are working in my
behalf are enthusiastic in my support.
The siuation at present is gratifying."
FOR SALE 53-horsepower Blowett
Webfoot tractor and two throe-bottom
16-inch plows. Will sell with or
without plows and take in trade some
sood work horses. C. C. Hutchcroft,
Morgan, Ore., on H. C. Witzel place.
WANTED To rent ranch in Morrow
county; prefer near Heppner. Laur
ence E. Reaney, Lexington, Oregon.
Lost Pair ladies suede gauntlet
gloves, size No. 6. Finder please
leave at this office.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, the ladies of
Bethel Chapel will hold their annual
bazaar in the chapel rooms. "
FOR SALE Ford touring car, fair
condition; $75. Inquire this office.
inrure you a freBh supply for the
children, for the breakfast cereal
and for the family health. Every
bottle of our milk is full of rich
nourishment fro every member of
the family. Drink it and cook with
it, and use it plentifully.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
E. S. Miller, who has disposed of
his ranch interests near Lexington,
left Monday on a business trip to
Portland. Mr. Miller has rented a
house in town where his sons will
reside during the school year.
Mrs. Minnie Leach McMillan left
Thursday ef last week for a short
stay in Hoad River.
Mrs. J. E. Stanton and son La Verne
of College Place, Wash., were visitors
at the home of J. E. Gentry last week.
Mrs. Stanton is a sister of Mr. Gen
try. Young Mr. Stanton is employed
in the Walla Walla Bulletin office.
Gracie Burchell was an overnight
visitor at the home of Mrs. Lillian
Turner in Heppner last week.
Mrs. Eugene Gray and Mrs. W. J.
Davis are spending some days in
Hood River with Mrs. P. W. Allison.
At the Christian church on Sun
day morning the holy ordinance of
baptism was administered by Rev.
Wallace Jones to a number of con
verts from Alpine and Pine City. Rev.
Jones has been engaged in meetings
at these places for several weeks.
Sunday's impressive baptismal ser
vice followed as the fitting climax of
Lexington Masons to the number of
eight attended a meeting of the Ma
sonic body in Heppner on Saturday
Now is the time to
for your winter
Beepaer, Lexlngtea, !
(Received too late for last week)
Karl Beach and Mrs. Sadie Lewis
drove Wednesday to Walla Walla
where they spent Thanksgivings They
were accompanied to Pendleton by
Mrs. O. J. Cox and Miss Pearl Vail.
Mrs. Cox spent several days in Pen
dleton with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young.
Miss Vail continued her journey by
rail to Huntington where she en
joyed a Thanksgiving vacation at the
home of her sister.
On Thursday, Nov. 26, Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Fortner announced the birth of
a daughter, to whom they have given
the name Helen Clothild.
Mrs. Harvey Bauman spent sev
eral days during the week past at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Harry Cool near lone.
Mrs. Sarah White, Mrs. J. F. Lucas,
Miss Lovell Lucas and Mrs. S. Strodt
man attended 0. E. S. Chapter in
Heppner on Friday evening.
Earl Warner was a business caller
at the county seat on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Walker are mov
ing from the Biddle ranch to the Lex
ington property of Wm. Tucker.
Jos. Burgoyne spent several days
last week in Portland.
Miss Etoyle Pointer was here from
Portland last week to spend Thanks
giving with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jos. Burgoyne.
Mrs. M. D. Tucker left recently
for Portland where she will visit for
a time Mr. Tucker and her sons Sher
man and George who are employed in
and near Portland.
Miss Lovell Lucas who tsTh train
ing at Good Samaritan hospital, came
in from Portland Wednesday evening
to spend Thanksgiving with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lucas. She
returned to Portland Saturday.
About thirty young people from the
vicinity of Lexington and lone en
joyed a pleasant party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Cutsforth on
Saturday evening last. The guests
were delightfully entertained with
music, games and dancing until mid
night when a genuine Thanksgiving
basket supper was spread. Particu
larly enjoyable were the violin selec
tions rendered by Harry Peterson of
Rhea creek. He was ably accompan
ied by Mrs. Archie Nichols of Lex
ington. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Looney of
Walla Walla were visitors at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barnett Wed
Mrs. James Cypert of Tacoma spent
Thursday with her brother W. F. Barnett,
MRS. A. T. HEREIM. Correspondent.
Ray Brown is loading three cars of
hay which he has sold to Sherrar
Bros., dairymen of The Dalles.
Dr. Prim and Carl McNaught of
Hermiston tried our new golf links
I WANT YOUR
CATTLE & HOGS
I buy anything from one head
to a carload, or more If you
have 'em. Prices right, deliv
ered at Heppner stock yards.
R. D. ALLSTOTT
Phone Main 753, Heppner, Ore.-
NOW ON HAND
We can supply your needs from
one sack up.
Brown Warehouse Co.
Phones: Warehouse 643, Residence 644.
Jr Ecnmical Trtmporlttian
Highest quality materials and construction alone give
you fine car performance over a long period at low
The Coach co for upkeep-
Only the most modern body design and finish of
permanent lustre can keep your car looking well for
Sedan . 775
A IX PRICES F. O. B.
And that's what you get In a Chevrolet! Quality
design, quality construction, quality appearance ana
many quality features the equal of which you cannot
find in any other car at Chevrolet price.
You get Duco finish In smart colon. You get Fisher
bodies on all closed model. You get smart, modern,
nappy good looks plus the power, permanence, and
dependability that make Chevrolet meet your highest
Ideals of economy.
Come In let us show you why half million Cher,
roleti were bought this year.
Ferguson Chevrolet Co.
QUALITY AT LOW COOT
on Sunday. Carl Doering of Messner
deserves much credit for the work he
has done in laying out the golf
course, clearing sage brush and get
ting it in shape for the devotees to
get an opportunity to play the an
Speaking of golf links reminds us.
Mrs. Ballenger remarked that Claude
was ordering a set of golf clubs.
Maxine piped up and said, "My daddy
is ging to buy some new links."
Elvira Jenkins is the proud posses
sor of a Ane new handsomely engrav
ed saddle, the work of the saddle mak
er at Heppner, a gift from her par
ent. Some road work is being done on
the roads of the west end.
L. V, Roots and Ralph Davis's each
purchased a fine piano last week from
the Schwan Piano Co. of Portland.
The old platform at Messner has
been torn away and an oiled walk
Ingaard Skoubo left on Thursday
for New York City and thence to his
old home in Denmark. He will visit
there until spring when he and his
wife and two sons will return home.
Mrs. Skoubo and the boys have been
visiting there since last May.
Frances and Donald Gaglia are still
quite ill. They are in The Dalles.
Scarlet fever was feared at first but
the doctor pronounced it intestinal
flu. They are the children of Mr. and
Mrs. Nick Gaglia of Coyote.
Tom Miller and family left Satur
day for their ranch near Roosevelt.
They have lived here the past six
years. Mrs. Miller, Sr., will also
Katherine and Mabel Brown, daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brown, are
both quite ill.
M. L. Morgan and family of Pen
dleton, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Bleakney
of Echo, motored down Monday eve
ning for a short visit at the H. H.
Weston home. They returned to their
homes the same evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dillon and Wal
ter KnaulT and wife motored to Lex
ington on Monday and visited the
large poultry ranch at that place.
Mesdames Flickinger and Messen
ger attended the Ladies Aid bazaar at
Umatilla on Saturday.
Mrs. Clarence Berger has returned
from several weeks in Portland where
she has been under a physician's care.
She is somewhat improved in health.
Mrs. Chas. Attebury motored to
Portland with the Clarence Bergers
before Thanksgiving and will remain
.there for an extended visit.
The city council met in special ses
sion Wednesday and it was decided
to accept the proposition of the Fee
naughty Machinery Co. who will in
stall a lighting plant for the city,
collect all revenues until the plant
is paid for when it will become mun
icipal property. A full Deisel engine
will be installed and fuel oil will be
used to run the plant
The Ladies Aid held their annual
baiaar on Friday evening at ths
church wiih a fair attendance. A fine
selection of plain and fancy work ar
ticles were en sale and sold with sur
prising rapidity. Mr. Warner and
Mrs. Messenger were in charge of this
booth. The fish pond was one of the
main attraction, especially for the
children. The picture gallery wa an
interesting feature and wa well
worth the be admission charged. Some
of the quaint old fashioned gowns
were shown in picture of Boardman
folks taken long ago. Long, long
skirts, basques, pantallettei, relic
of a bygone age, made a difficult mat
ter to recognise some of the local
people. Some picture which caused
a ripple of surprise and pleasure were
child picture taken several year
ago, and the change which time ha
wrought were so great that some of
the original failed to recognise
themselves. Mrs. Root had charge of
this gallery. The cooked food sec
tion was one to please the eye and
the palate. All sorts of delicious
cakes, pies, buns, roll and canned
fruit were on display and sold read-
Work on Blalock island has been
started and a number of local men
are employed. A Seattle concern il
backing the development and exten
sive improvements will be made.
IT HAS ADVANTAGES!
To give a checking account just for the sake of giv- . ' '
ing isn't a good recommondation. The best reason
for opening a checking account for your wife, and
depositing a gift sum for a starter, is because
a cancelled check is a receipt!
it saves carrying sums of money in the home or purse that
may be lost.
saves running to the bank Tor money to pay unexpected '
,. sending a check thru the mail is safe! It also saves timte
and the price of a money order!
we render accurate monthly statements which keep the
home accounts ni order!
A CHECKING ACCOUNT IS CONVENIENT,
SENSIBLE AND SAFE!
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