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Jult five more days until vacation, then We can enjoy ten day. of lolld comfort—l: we don’t~ overeat on Christmas. Last Friday night a social ball was given in the H. S. auditorium to raise . money for the A. S. B. fund. A good sized crowd was present and all had i a fine time. The school orchestra was out and rendered three numbers. Dee Maske gave a violin solo. Mrs. Leon‘ ard and Lois Brown gave readings. and the Glee Club sang. after which the baskets were auctioned off by Mr. Grube. About $32 was realized. Basket ball practlce is coming along fine. The boys and girls are practlc lng faithfully. The girls have the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the boys on Mondays, Wednesdays. and Fridays. Mr. Glover is endeavoring to schedule two games for Christmas va. cation. as that is a good time for the team to go outside of town. The first game of the usual season wlll he with Molson. January 4. at Oroville. The sophomore English class have had a contest to determine whlch side could get the fewest D‘s. Last Monday evening the losing slde entertained the winners at a supper at the H. 8. gym. Gum's were enjoyed untll eight o'clock. alr- reporting a fine tlme. Miss Pond and Mr. Bullock promised to; give a party at the end of the next six weeks IF no D's are recelved in the English class during that time. We hope they are not like the high school girl who wrote the following note to her chum regarding a coming examination : "Honest. klddo, It's a cinch I‘ll flunk on this ex. 'cause I don't claim to be good In ﬂggers, but I ain‘t scared when it comes to anything else. When you say grammar I'm there with the‘ big mltt and don't you rub 1t out.‘ That’s where I shine." ‘ The December typewrbtlng test was given. Friday. None of the students made the required number or words, as Mr. Bullock gave it too suddenly. A glass partition wlll be put In the? commercial room by the manual train-t lng department. It will ‘separate the typewrltlng department from the shorthand and bookkeepkng sections and will make it less noisy. Plays will be given by the commer cial students In order that they may obtain enough money to buy 3. But roughs adding machine. A woman fond of showy dress and jewelry, went one afternoon to a tea. l 3 High School News NEED DEFiNITEﬁECLA MATION POLICY IF AGRI CULTURE Is To PnosPER. When there appears to be a surplus of farm products and price are low, it almost seems out of nlé‘ )to con sider such matters as ,Cxé’clamation and land settlement. And yet, we. in the west in areas where there is land to be reclaimed and where such reclamation means much to the wel fare of the state as a whole, must see far enough ahead to have some defi nite policies in reclamation. With our rapidly increasing population. it will not take man} years. variously esti~ mated at 16 to 25. until domestic de~ mand will more than catch up with production. As additions to acreage by reclamation always will be small when compared with the land under cultivation. products from these acres unless specialties such as truck and fruit are overoemphasized. will have‘ little effect on the prices of farmers’ goods. Wlth upwards of two million acres or more of land to be reclaimed by irrigation and probably two million acres of logged off lands suitable for agricultural purposes. we as as tate need to give the matter of reclama tion our careful attention. The development of logged off lands . or reclamation of lands by irrigation must be done in accordance with economic principles or not at all. The land must be of such character first of all. that it can produce crops of such volume and at such a cost that their use for feed or sale will bring a substantial return. Second. there must bem arkets for these crops either through cities close at hand, through cannerles in case of berry crops or through lives tock products such as milk, eggs or meat for which there ls always some market. Moreover the prices of these lands must be such that reasonable interest on the investment and returns from labor from the proceeds of the land are possible. The only real guide to follow is the results obtained by far mers under similar conditions and on similar land. These will show that for logged of! areas. for instance, the prices of raw land itself. except that to be used for trucking purposes ad-} Jacent to large cities, should be only nominal, say $5 to sls per acre. The clearing of these lands will cost from 8100 to S3OO per acre. practically all that the land is worth when cleared and sometimes pore. Original owners will have to content themselves with taking her mall son wnth her. She wore a diamond sunburst 01' which she was inordinately proud. The Little boy behaved as most small hays do when refreshments are served. The next day she met n guest ut lea. ‘ “Dld you see my sunburst yester day." she asked. "No," rephed the woman. "but I feared he would when I saw hhn tuke the fourth sandwich." Twenty-eight men reported to Mr. Glover for bunker bull on the opening night. The squad has been peeled to 18 and will probably go to 14 this week for first team practice. nose and Piper are out for the guard posi tions, Rex Stuart: and Bermirti Curtis are showing form nit forward. while .Ervin Curtis and Dutch Uierde are fighting it out at center. Uther first team aspirants showing strung are Ari Lewis. Ed. William and Jack Griffith. A material change In the rules for this your eliminates the “star free throw" thrower. Thls year‘s rules states that the man fouled shull throw the free throws unless a substitute coming ln in his position shall do so. The trend of the playing in the game this year throughout the country will he toward the guards. in the past. ‘stellur forwards have won for a team, but the present leans more toward the inst traveling. sure shooting type 01' guard. Open style of play will prevail with less and less fouling .by team‘ men. Iteterees must be more expert‘ in their decisions and must follow the plays closely. due to the speedy play ing In the present. Oroville contenders in this district in the county are Mol son and Tonssltet. We may not get to the county tournament, due to the weight and speed of other contenders in the district. but whoever does go. will know that they have been in a game. Thls year the district tournament wlll include Oknnogan. Chelan. Grant and Douglas counties, so it will have to be SOME team to win. One of the teachers received the' followlng note from the mother of one of her pupils. “Deer teacher—You keep tellln' my boy to breathe with his dlufram. but maybe rich children has got dlatmms but how about when there rather Is In the army. and has got five chil ‘dren to keep? First its one thing, then lts another and now its dlutrums. That: the worst yet.” the proiil securod from the original crop and be willing to place these lands in the hands of land seekers at n nominnl price. Considerable exploitation of nusus-‘ pectlng homeseekera wlth or wlthout turm expertence has been qulte com man by over-enthusiastic land sales agents who would give the lmpresslon that 5 or 10 acres of logged off land ‘wlll turnlsh a good ltvlnx for anybody and the only thlng necessary In to get hold of a unlt, bulld a home and llve ln plenty for the rest of one’s llfe. Dlslllnslonment has come all too soon and no need wonder that those who have been thul treated have resent ment In their hearts and alter fertile ground for the seeds at dlscontent and radleallsm. It should he understood by every one who takes up new land, whether that be among the use brush ot the desert or in the logged 01! areas, how ever sninbrions the climate or rich the soil. that the development of a form and home from raw lands entail hard work and thritt. understanding of the farming game or an intelligent studious interest which makes it pos sible to proﬁt by the experience of others. In connection with reclamation onl any considerable scale. there ahouldl be well organized land settlement plans. These should include provi sion for the division of the land into proper units suitable for standard farming enterprises, the building or a small house. a unit poultry house. a small barn and the digging or a well on each unit. It should also in clude perhaps provision for a cow. a ;pig or two and a dozen hens. All this should be provided at a cost such that bona tide settlers may make a ﬁrst payment to cover in part the cost of improvement. Further suit able provision should be made where by adequate supervision of the whole project is provided for and whereby settlers may have a long time period under the amortization plan for ﬁnal payments on their farms. Such land settlement plans are essential to the best success of a reclamation pro gram whether that he in connection with logged oi! lands or lands under irrigation. ' Two men were arrested for attempt ing to force their way into the White House. The attempt: of several other men to‘do the some thing wlll he nr-i rested before another year panes.— Sedro Wooley Courier-Times. WATER USERS ASSOCIATION. This article is written for the pur pose of better acquulnung the water users, in general, of the West Oka noxau Valley Irrigation district, with the purposes and object at the 01-0- ville-Tonasket Water Users associa tion. ‘ ' It was organized la the spring of 1920 and lts object declared to be to assist ln securing the best. most com petent and economlcul management of tlle dlstrlct by the board 01 dlrectors (the election of whlch should be in the control of the ussocintlon), to pro cure u tulr dlstrlbutlon of water and assist (wlthln lts means) in the im provement and reclamation of the ilunds of the dlstrlct. ln 'the accomp lishments of such things as will re sult ln the prosperlty of the farmers and taxpayers of the dlstrlct. Under the rules of the association, a general meeting of its members should he held somewhere in the district each month. But the busi ness of the association is largely tmnsucted by an executive committee at tive members, which should meet frequently. muking reports of its pro ceedings to the members at the mouth ly meetings. and also from time to tithe through the muiil. ’i‘he otllcers of the association are:‘ president. vice-president; secretaryl and treasurer, and also the executive connulttee of tive. The ofﬁcers are elected during the early part of Jan-l unry ln euch year, except that two only of the executive committee re. tire each year. and the president is ex-oﬂlcio a member of that committee. Believing that it is for the best in terests of the entire district. that care should be taken in the selection of candidates for the otilce of director of the district. the constitution of the association provides for no endorse ment of a candidate not nominated by 3the association; but provides for a primary vote by the members upon such names as are ﬁrst submitted in writing (by the person seeking to become a candidate) to the executive committee. who mail to each member tickets containing the names of all that have so tiled. and inclosing a postpultl envelope addressed back to the committee. instructing the mem ber to mark an X opposite the name or his choice and return it. un-i signed. And when the votes are in. the committee counts them and the one receiving the majority becomes the candidate. subject however to the approval of the membership at a gem eral meeting held immediately prior to the district election. The association nominated a can ldidate under its rules in 1920 and was defeated at the election. In 1921 it so With But a Single Thought: “ i ' ° ” Get the Cash, and Get It Qunck. WITH THAT INTENTION Sale Ends Monday---No ExtenSlon Those of you who have waited for this last smash at high prices take notice. We have gone through the store and marked many items at prices that will hurry their departure. . In all sincerity and earnestness we ask you: Do you value the hard earned cash you are spending this year. If you do, spend it where it will travel the farthest. THAT PLACE IS HERE. A.word to the prudent is Plenty—ACT- MONDAY ENDS IT. . WM. 3.. MISHLEIR Oroville, Washington. nominated another candidate and elected him; and in 1922. it nomina ted another candidate and elected him. This year three men having al ready become candidates without the association‘s assistance, it did not nominate a candidate. And at the general association meeting held in Oro'ville on the Bth. it declined to break over its rules by endorsing either of the three candidates in the ﬁeld, thus leaving its members free to act as they saw ﬁt in the matter. The association primary rule is a good one as it heads of! self selected, or factional selected. candidates and those who want to get on the board to ride some personal hobby. or to avenge some fancied grievance; and should result in a thoughtful consid eration of the wouidbe candidates and their qualiﬁcations to transact the business of the district; and also to consider whether any change should he made in the board, which should not be done unless there is a good reason for it. but if there is such a reason. to get after it strong. it we have a bad and unsatisfactory district board. or an unﬂt member of the board, Join the Water Users asso ciation and assist in the process of elimination; using the care and delib~ eratlon of a primary vote in order to make a careful and intelligent choice of the new member of the board. The association has done much for the past; but if you don’t think so. get into It and help us. If it is not what it ought to he. get inside and thus find what it is doing and help to make it what it ought to be. Don’t stay outside and merely criticize. Every eligible waiter user in the district should be a member. The annual dues are practically nominal. only SI.OO. Its only failures In the past have oc curred for the want of funds to pay the small expenses required. With reasonable support in the way of each member paying his dues and a fair increase in membership, and attend ance at its monthly meetings, much more can be done for its members and the water users in general. Space in this article will not permit an enumeration of what has been ac compiished by the association, further than to say, that its executive com mittee. in its frequent meetings with the district board is on agreeable ibusiness terms with it, and the board often appreciates the help that the committee can give in the way of in formation, and as a means through which the board can reach the wants and desires of the water users. The board furnishes the association true carbon copies of the minutes of each! board meeting. which are read. and up |for discussion at the association meet |ings; and it is the intention to also inform the member: throw]: the malls of any matter of “ancient Im portance to warrant so doing. Water users, come and Join as. It is not necessary to wait until an anno ciation meeting in January to do so; just send your name and the SI.OO dues to the secretary. C. N. Tompkins ‘of Oroville, and he will at once enter‘ your name on the books and send you 9. receipt for the dues. through the mail. 01' you will ﬁnd the member ship roll at the ofﬁce of R. P. Hoskyn. the association president. The larger DR. ROBERT s. NELSON GRADUATE nnd LICENSED VETERINARIAN Tonacket, Wluhlngm 5 . _ OROVILLE 5 ream ery .. . 5 . Home Institution run by homo people. $53-31: Pan highest on]: price for but“: In. 3‘ Watch thi- aplco each week for (nautical. éww This Week’s Quotation 49 Cents ' I gﬁﬁﬁﬁﬁﬁ $5 ’ﬁﬁ Wﬁﬁﬁﬁﬁtﬂ % . g; THE 3: SEA SON’S a a; GREETINGS a #5: TO ALL E ilé i is; z 2 & IHE wasnmsmu mm: PnWEq an. a the membenhlp. the mm mom I“ eftlclel} the association will ho, R. P. BOSKYN. V __.—_.___. SERVICE Ignition, Starting & Lighting ANY MAKI ANY YIAI ANY noon. Automotive Service Station. opm“. auburn Kohl.