7 lil!liillllllilll!ill!il!llll!ll!llllii!lll!i!lllllilllllllHl!ll!l!l!illli!lllilllllll iilllllii!Ilili!llllil!!!i!!lill!!lliIlj!l!llllllii!lil!lll!!!l!!l!llll!tilllillI!llilH 1 1 1 III I i 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 1 J I f 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II (1 1 1 ii iiiiii iiiniiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiitiiiiiiniiiiiirii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBtiililllllllfllllEllilllll!llll!lllflll!l!lll iIIll!illll!!lll!l!!ili;i!illilllllilliiiil!itli:!III!il!! lllllllllillllllllillllllililllllllllil lii ED Section 2, Page 1 POKTLA.ND. OREGON. MONDAY. JAM. 1. 193 50. 11.3B1 Land of Promise and Attainment 1 : The Average Resident of Portland Would Find Himself at a Distinct Dis 5 advantage Were He to Attempt to Persuade a Number of Eastern Friends or Relatives to Pull Up Stakes and Come to Live in This Great State. THE SUNDAY OIIEGONIAN, PORTLAND. DECEMBER 31, 1922 I New Year's Edition IS ' ; si SBHSB1 nil 3H: -7 ' 1 ''m !rA -, 1 - - at Within rriftti Miles of Portland. JVearrltHoodLoopKoad A i I Mil JUafo if) At Jfi.rr- s HE COULD tell in a vague way about the lumber industry, horticultural and agricultural developments, and even might recall something of the increase in manufacturing plants because of the favorable location of Portland as distribu tion center for a large area in the Northwest. BUT COULD HE tell the prospective settler the inti mate facts concerning various industries or the natural resources of Oregon? PROBABLY NOT. HE COULD offset a possible criticism of alleged "dreary climate," by a feeble denial that it is "very wet," pointing out that "nobody notices the rain out here because it is a kind of mist." BUT COULD HE point out that the precipitation in the city of Portland is far less than in a large percent age of eastern metropolises, being only 32.42 inches for the past year? PROBABLY NOT. HE COULD recite glibly that Portland is the second port on the Pacific in exports, BUT COULD HE explain what that means in development of the city? PROBABLY NOT. HE COULD mention, in an offhand manner, that "We got a fine school system in Oregon." BUT COULD HE enumerate the institutions of higher learning, the denominational colleges, the professional schools and the wide range of sub jects covered in courses of city and state public schools? PROBABLY NOT. HE COULD rhapsodize on the scenic beauty of the Columbia River Highway, Crater Lake and Mount Hood. BUT COULD HE tell his friends anything of the visual attractions of the Wallowa country, the John Day valley, the fishing and hunting regions of the Cascades? PROBABLY NOT. o- HE COULD brag about Oregon's splendid high way system of hard-surfaced roads. BUT COULD HE recall that all but 20 miles of the Pacific high way in this state is paved, or the extent and gen eral plan of the road system adopted by the state highway commission? PROBABLY NOT. These and many other questions which the average resident of Port land or Oregon would find difficult to answer, if pinned down to .details, are answered in thorough and enlightening manner in S The New Year's Oreefonian Which will be published with the regular edition of The Oregonian Get Your Order in Early and Send as Many as Possible to Your Eastern Friends. Cost: TOMORROW January 1,-1923 5 cents, wrapped and. ready for mailing. Postage: 6 cents to any part of United States or its territorial possessions. All other foreign postage will be 12 cents. ,; !lllilllll!!!llllllllll!!llllllllll!i!!illiM Milium iiiiiiiiinii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 2Z2Z II 1 1 1 1 1 I COi TOTAL IS LARGE $9,890,000 ARE SOID FOR IR RIGATION NEEDS. Arrangements Made lor Payment of Interest of $7,990,000 for Varying Periods. SALEM, Or., Deo. 30. (Special) Bonds voted by the 65 irrigation districts in Oregon aggregate $22, 140,000, of which $9,890,000 have teen sold and 9,635,000 have been certified by the state Irrigation and drainage securities commis sion. This was the information contained in a report prepared here today by Percy A. Cupper, state engineer, and a member of the ser curlties commission. Approximately 1,173,843 acres of land are Included Jn the districts. Records of the state engineer Bhow that arrangements have been completed for the payment of inter est on Irrigation bonds In the amount of $7,990,000 for periods varying from six months to five years. In each of these instances the districts have agreed to repay this money to the state and also to pay all Interest accrued on the state bonds, the proceeds of which are applied to the payment of interest on the district bonds. No District In Arrears. The law providing that the state shall pay interest on irrigation bonds contemplates that this money shall be repaid to the state, and up until the present time no district is in arrears. The money realized from the sale of the district bonds is expended for various purposes, including con struction work, purchase cf water rights, purchase of constructed irri gation systems, engineering and legal expenses, right-of-way, pur chase of materials, machinery and incidentals. In Bome districts the cost of the construction work pre dominates, while in other districts the expense of obtaining water rights has been found to be the largest item. Because of the failure of the law to make it incumbent upon the dis tricts to report the cost of all con struction work, figures showing the amount of money paid out for im provements are not available. Nei ther has the state engineer a com plete record of the construction concerns to which the contracts for development were awarded. Discount Important Item. ' Discount on irrigation bonds has become an important item on some of the projects which are not at tractive from a financial stand point. "The total expenditure on any project," Mr. Cupper said, "be comes of small moment as compared with the annual charge per acre of operation, maintenance, retirement of bonds and the payment of inter est thereon. In other words, the feasibility of any project depends upon the relation between the cost of the project and the production per acre. "It is obvious that the initial cost enters into the per-acre per-annum charge in the retirement of all bonds and the interest thereon. This can be adjusted to some extent by increasing or diminishing the period over which the bonds shall be retired, as the law provides that the retirement of bonds shall be such that the total interest and principal paid shall be approxi mately equal , each year." , - Table Is Prepared. The following table prepared by the state engineer shows the total irrigable area in the various irri gation districts, estimated area of land now irrigated, amount of bonds voted, amount of bonds certified and bonds under state interest guarantee: NAME OP DISTRICT. Total Irrigable Area in District. Estimated Amount Amount Bonds Area of of of Understate Land Now Bonds Bonds Interest Irrigated. Voted. Certified. Guarantee. -Bear Creek Irrigation District Big Bend Irrigation District Bridgeport Irrigation District Brogan. Irrigation District Canby Irrigation District Central Oregon Irrigation District Crook County Improvement District No. 1 Dead Ox Flat Irrigation District Dee Irrigation District Desnhutes County Municipal Improvement District Durkee Irrigation, District Kagle Point Irrigation District Kast Fork Irrigation District Knterprise Irrigation District.... Kvans Creek Irrigation District Kairmore Irrigation District J'ort Rock Irrigation District I'ort Vannoy Irrigation District Gold Hill Irrigation District Grants Pass Irrigation District Karney Valley Irrigation District. Hereford Irrigation District , llermiston Irrigation District Hood River Irrigation District Horseflv Irrigation District Jefferson Water Conservancy District John Day Irrigation District Jordan Valley Irrigation District Klamath Irrigation District Langells Valley Irrigation District Lower Powder Irrigation. District Jtalin Irrigation District Medford Irrigation District Middle Fork Irrigation District Nona Side Irrigation District Ochoco Irrigation District Chvvhee Irrigation District 1'atterson Irrigation District J'ayette-Oregon Slope Irrigation District T'ine Grove Irrigation District Fowell Butte Irrigation District fihasta View Irrigation District Silver Creek Valley Irrigation District Silver Lake Irrigation District Slide Irrigation District jmw Creek Irrigation District Ftiaria Irrigation District ttqnaw Creek Irrigation District purcor Creek Irrigation District Hummer Lake Irrigation District Hunnvside Irrigation District putherlin Irrigation District. . gutties Lake Irrigation District. J pouth Unit Improvement District t Talent Irrigation District Teel Irrigation District Wallowa Valley Improvement District No. 1 Warmsprlngs Irrigation District West Extension Irrigation District Westfall Irrigation District Westland Irrigation District , Willow-Alder Irrigation District Willow Vallev Irrigation District Jlolalla Municipal Improvement District Totals 4,000 6,000 2,600 7,000 5,000 45,000 1,600 22,000 2,000 14,741 4,000 6,000 13,064 2,373 10,000 298 35,000 800 I, 100 13,000 80,000 4,000 17,000 4,174 10,145 106,964 285,000 25,000 60,000 21,000 60,000 4,555 10,000 7,573 4,000 22.000 30,000 1.687 5,500 1,000 12,000 6,600 17,000 6.500 1.400 3.000 8,000 8.150 1.800 6,290 789 3.000 13,000 15.000 II. 871 16.000 8,601 31.300 11.300 ' 5,850 12.800 24,435 1,984 4,000 1.173,843 1,500 5.000 2,600 30,000 1.000 8.000 2,500 " V.666 2,000 600 298 ""800 950 4,000 -67,000 Ti',666 3,454 6,500 1,200 42,000 4.500 14,000 ' V.OOO 3,000 "iV,666 5.200 1,000 4.000 3,000 480 800 350 8,150 300 716 475 2.000 4,600 . 8.000 12,400 4.500 l.SOO 6.000 ioo 307,673 $ 100,000 195,000 550,000 '400,000 225,000 55,000 25,000 85,000 1,390,000 2,200,000 167,000 775.000 5.000,000 ' Yob'.ooo Vob',666 1,250,000 , 75,000 150,000 1,425,000 275.000 8,000 600.000 300.000 110,000 138,000 95,000 'sVo'.obb "400,000 ' 55,666 $ 95,000 ' 'sVo'.ooo ' '400,666 25,000 85.000 1,390.000 167,000 1,290,000 1,000,000 i,V25',666 ' '2'75",666 275.000 100,000 1,000,000 i,Y25',666 275,000 KLAMATH FUTURE BRIGHT BUSINESS MEN EXPECT PROS PEROUS YEAR. 275,000 100,000 260.000 2,000 '750,666 ' i. "o's'o". 66 6 1.200,000 150,000 1,550,000 $22,140,000 138,000 "260,666 770.000 930.000 145,000 1,550,000 260,000 770.000 i.Vs'o'.ooo Lumber Business Getting Better and Stock-Feeding Industry Assumes Big Proportions. KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) A prosperous year for Klamath county is predicted for 1923 by leading business men. The lumber "business is getting better, and the outlook is good, In the opinion of M. S. West, president of the chamber of commerce and an officer of the Big Lakes Box com pany. He does not agree with those who think normalcy has been reached, however. The drawback that he sees is the condition, of the farmers, who have to take low prices for their products while they must pay high production costs. Mr. .West points out that farmers and stockmen normally use more than 40 per cent of the lnmber out put of the country, and it is hie opinion that until they are in a posi tion to buy lumber freely the market will not be stable. A survey of the Indian reservation just completed shows 7,600,000,000 feet of merchantable timber, 95 per cent of which is yellow pine, accord ing to Fred Baker, Indian agent. The Strahorn railways is expected to open up an immediately available area of between 2,000,000 and 3,000, 000 feet when it reaches Sprague river next May. Stock feeding is fast becoming an important industry in Klamath county. An Oregon agricultural specialist, who recently made a farm survey of the Merrill and Malin sec tions, found that 6000 steers and 17,000 lambs are being fattened in the county this winter. The spe cialist said Klamath was feeding more stock this winter than any other Oregon county, and declared that this region with its great for age possibilities is destined to be come a great feeding country for outside stock. UMATILLA JTAX IS CUT Nearly Half a Mill Sliced Off of Levy to Be Raised. PENDLETON. Or., Dec. 30. (Spe cial.) Almost half a mill has been cut from the state and county tax for 1923 in Umatilla county. The millage rate for county and state purposes last year was 16.35 mills and this coming year it will be an even 16 mills. The valuation of the county in the last assessment was dropped about $4,000,000, (thereby greatly reducing the income. ' The cut in the millage tax was due to a lower state tax by $34,000 and because the county budget for 192S was cut $7000 under that of 1922, and in addition more of the county money will be raised by other methods than direct taxation. $9,635,000 ' $7,990,000 Note As the districts are not required to report to the may not b complete. , , - state engineer as the same are organized, this list PHONE LINE TO EXTEND New and Larger Cables Are to Be Installed at Hood River. HOOD RIVER, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe cial.) J. E. Smithson. . manager of the Oregon-Washington Telephone company, which serves this county and exchanges . in Klickitat and Skamania counties, Washington, an nounces that Improvements and In stallation of additional equipment the coming year will amount to an approximate $8000. The company has already received 5000 feet of 25-pair cable, which will be placed in this city to take care of normal growth of the system. One 150-pair cable has been run into the main office of the phone company and terminal racks will be installed for this. A 100-pair cable will be extended from the office to Cascade avenue and a 25-pair cable will be extended out Cascade avenue to the city limits. This extension, Mr. Smithson says, will take care of the business dis trict and the residence section in the west end of town for several years. HEALTH BOARD CREATED Pendleton Provides for Better Protection From Disease. PENDLETON, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe cial.) The municipal council created a board of health this week, com posed of the mayor, the police com mittee and the city physician, who by the terms of an ordinance just passed becomes the health officer. The purpose of the ordinance is to give more weight and better organization to the administration of health laws and to provide for health regulation in all public places, including schools. The new health officer will have police powers to enforce the regulations which in addition to applying to all contagious diseases, applies to the sale of milk and meat. TIMBER TRADE CLOSED $200,000 Deal Affects 1200 Acres , of Lane County Holdings. EUGENE, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) C. P. Devereaux, timber dealer of this city, yesterday announced a property deal, wherein he has traded 1200 acres of timber land on Lost creek, above Dexter, in Linn county, for an apartment house and 15 dwelling houses in Hanford, Cal., to B. B. Sharp of that city and a 320 acre ranch near there. The esti mated value of the property in volved is $200,000, according to Mr. Devereaux. Deeds to the timber land were filed for record here yesterday. Hog Cnolera Is Epidemic. ALBANY, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) Linn county is threatened with a plafeue of hog cholera, according to reports coming in to the county agent's ofice. Dr. W.- H. Lytle, etate veterinarian, who was in the city yesterday, was informed. One farmer residing in the Riverside community, near here, has lost 150 hogs, and many other, droves have been stricken. A move has been made by the farmers to combat the spread of the disease and stamp it out in this section. It was this that brought DANCE The best floor and best music MOOSE" HALL 4th and Taylor Sts. Monda'y, New Year's Night Regular dances every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Prasp Moose Orchestra. Dr. Lytle to this city and he in formed the Interested persons that a state expert would be available for the county for about two weeks to vaccinate the animals. Woolen Mills Inspected. BROWNSVILLE, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) J. L. Bowman of Port land, owner of the Brownsville Woolen Mills,, with Roy Bishop of Salem and Mr. Holt, manager of the Bowman Woolen Mill stores in the valley, inspected the mill here Fri day. All who have gone through the new ' buildings and the ones which have been entirely overhauled and repaired and furnished with new machinery declare that the Brownsville factory is one of the best in the state. It will begin operations within a few weeks, said Mr. Bowman. Ashland Civic Progress Shown. ASHLAND, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe cial.) Paving of several streets and the building of new roads within the city limits were among the out standing works of the city council, which goes out of office Monday, according to a report made by C. B. Lankin, mayor. In addition, debts and bonds paid off amount to $149, 409.12, leaving a city indebtedness of $345,111.18. In spite of war con ditions, the tax levy has been re duced. Sales of electricity last year amounted to $50,841.86, while the sales from water were $27,371.27, making a total of $78,213.13 yearly income. Light bonds will be paid off in 1930. CANAL MAY CARRY WOOD Farmers Plan Additional Revenue From Irrigation Ditch. HOOD RIVER, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) The main canal of . the Farmers' Irrigation company, which waters a large section of the west side orchard section, including ter ritory some of which is in the cor porate limits of the city, may be utilized in the transportation of wood from highland forests back of the Oak Grove district. The matter will be considered by the stock holders at their annual meeting January 13. If the canal can be used in float ing down large blocks of wood, It is anticipated that the ditch com pany may derive considerable rev enue from the service. MURDER TRIAL IS SET Indian to Face Jury January 15 for Killing Glenn H. Price. DALLAS, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) The second trial of Philip Warren. Grand Ronde Indian, for first degree murder, will begin In circuit court here January 15. Warren is accused of the murder of Glenn H. Price, federal prohibition agent, at New Grand Ronde the morning of September 3. Price and Grover Todd were sliot snd instantly killed while attempt ing to arrest Warren and another Indian for bootlegging. Warren was acquitted at the last term of court of the murder of Todd. Phone your want ads to The Oregonian, Main 7070. "Our Special Dental Rates Continued During January" . By urgent requests from people writing to us from out of town, I have decided to extend these 40 reduction rates another month. Hundreds of people have taken advantage of these wonderful low rates on absolutely the finest plate and bridge work that money can buy. Hundreds of others will be accom modated during the month of January. 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