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The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem; Oregon, Sunday Morning. January 18. 1931
Interesting Program Given
Out for Redmond Meet
ing January 23-24 1
The Oreron Dairymen's - asso
ciation meeting which la to t
hpld at Redmond January 23 and
24- Is expected to attract dairy
men from all parts o( the stato.
Sidney Miller of. Woodburni is
president of the state association.
.The pro gram has been an
nounced as follows;
'. . : January 23.
Address of Welcome.
Response and President's Ad
dress. Sidney Miller, jWoodburn
Announcements and Appointment
of Committees. . !
Latest Cost of Production Stud
ies, II. E. Selhy, O. A. C, Cor
ly several local dairy
man. Mechanical Means of -Improving
Quality (Refrigeration and
: Sterlllxin Equipment), F.j E.
Price. O. A. C. Corvallls. i
Committee Meetings, afternoon
- January 24
A. M. - "I !..
Idaho Dairy Development In pro-J
MISSING FLIERS LONG OVERDUE
dnctlon and Marketing. Sen.
W. B. Mitchell, Caldwell, Ida.
Field Problems In Abortion Con
trol. Dr. B. T. Simms. p. A.j C,
P. M '
The Future of Dairying In Ore
ton. D. O. Lilly. Forest Grp.
Mr Impressions of Dairying In
"'" Report of Commitlees. j
6:20 p. m.- Annual Banquet.!
Important CoSmittees to report
1 Increasing Consumption.!
2. The Future Growth of the
3. Needed Legislation
4. Disease Control.
The meeting will feature the
lowering of production costs, and
the arneral agricultural suuaijou
in. order that we can best deter
mine what is the most logical
course for the dairyman to folliow
durlnr the next Tear. In addi
tion to production costs, mechan
ical refrigeration and sterile
tion. disease control, and market
lng quality products are toibe
featured In the discussions. The
feature speaker will be Senator
W D. Mitchell of Caldwell. Ida
ho, a pioneer in ths development
of the dairy Industry In that state
a real farmer-orator.
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Rockets flashed through a stormy f- tenant
sky In attempts to pierce a
heavy cloud: bank as a guide to
the seaplane Tradtwind. carry
ing Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lieu-
William S. MacLaren
(above), who are lonar overdue
on Bermuda-Azores leg of their
payload flight from New York
Burke, Had of ijVays and
Means Committee, Lines
Up Keen, Oft-Used Kriif e
Supper and Entertainment
Is Social and Finan
SALEM HEIGHTS, Jan. 17
The Salem HelghU Community
club is 'very much pleased and
mtlf itA at the" success - Of the i
chicken pie supper and entertain
ment held at the community ball
Friday 'evening,, both rrom a ii
nancial and entertaining point of
i tirr number -of people from
Salem cam out to the supper and
most of them stayed to enjoy we
program. Alter tne supper
shot ; business session toiiowea.
and then came the entertainment:
The lrst number was piano i
ola hvUla Foxtof Liberty, ivexi
a vocal solo by Dorothy Browning
- CHECKS UP.
fiurnita Shelton Mathews, chainnaa
of; the Lawyers' Council of the)
National Women's Party, exaraln
Ine the exhaustive digest of th
cases dealing- with the status of
women, which was compiled by tea
accompan.ea oy w I tion. The survey, which covers
piano, i a unique ana """f"- every EUte In the Union, la said
ish playlet was then presented by t paT. cort aooroxtraaudw
six young ladies or iooeris. mis isq.qoO,
niavlet was totally original ana
. If.n mnt iiren DT Aim I I
Maxino PettyJohnvot that com- for the two counties f for drouth
munity; It was especially wen re- reuer. . The major task of MIsa
ceived. . Little Donadel Waihhurn noesen'a will be to tea In what
WM men iBwuieum 9V,V wasr the local tiros-ram of h
accompanied by her mother on
the piano.. ; Throughout tne pro
American Red Cross can be ap
plied nere. Part of It has been
PRICES ARE BELOW
Oh December 15 for the first
tlma in 15 jears, the general lev
el of farm prices dropped below
the pre-war average. At 9 7 i on
that date, the! United States De
partment of Agrlcultute's Index
was 6 points lower than a month
earlier and 38m points below De
cember, 1I23.1 The greatest de
clines were registered by eggs,
bntterfat, hogs and cotton. Ap
ples, flaxseed and most small
grains made slight advances from
November 15 to December ;1 5.
The ratio between, prices received
and prices paid by farmers .drop
ped 2 points to 66 per cent; of
the pre-war average.
Changes In price relatives j for
rarlous commodities and the lev
el of prices for each compared to
the pre-war average may be noted
from the following, the figure! In
brackets being for November and
those without for Decembert Cot-,
ton (77) 70, corn (103) 101. oats
(79) SI, barley (62) 63, wheat
(68) 69. rye (58) K7. flax (79)
SI. hay (103) 95. otatoes (186)
1X9, apples (101) 103, cottonseed
(97) 97.. hogs (113) 103. cattle
(123) 122. calves (131) 126.
lambs (105) 105, sheep (87) 87,
(147J 125, butter (148)
136, wool (107 103, horses (46)
45. and chickens (141) 134.
. SILVERTON, Jan. 17. The
Silverton Playmaker's club mem
bers were a little disappointed
In the tarn-out for their ; lay
The Nut Farm", given at i the
Eugene Field building Friday
; night. The audience was not "as
large as . desired. However,
what it lacked in . size is made
up for In apprcclatlou. -j - ;
The Silverton Playmakera
felub is a high, school organisa
tion and this is its last perform
ance for the season. The lands
r aired are to be used for student
body purposes. , Those taking
part In "The Nut Farm" were
Evelyn Barr, Max Lindholm;
Vernita Brewer, Tom Ballantyne,
Del Davenport, Wayne Stach
weU, Valda Davb, Ardith Drake
and Bobby Cotfey.
The Drama class of the high
school will, give a plav on the
night of Jannnary 29. "This play
Is entitled "The Love Expert".
The senior class has also se
lected Its play which It will pre
eent some time in April. The
play ; chosen is "It Won't Be
Long Now". G. W. DeLay di
rector, has not completed the se
lection of the cast. Mr. DeLay
directed the play given Friday
night and also has charge of the
,W9 to b, presented January 29.
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f At FDERilTDE PLEDGED
OREGON STATS COLLEGE,
CorvsUls, Jan. 17 Robert Auf
derhlde, sophomore in agricul
ture at Oregon tate college, re
cently pledged Alpha Gamma
Hha, one of the 32 national fra
ternities on the campus. Aufder
fiide is a transfer from Willam
SENATOR W. E. flURKE of
Yamhill county, who sprang
te stage Into the limelight of
the ways and means committee,
is a seasoned politician and a
sound business head according
to his extensive record as re
corded in Chapman's, Oregon
Burke is aUo known as a de
termined and careful stifdent In
the matter of taxes and has de
cided - leanings towards the
school of "cut-down" economists.
Those who know Burke's record
recall his consistent opposition
in Yamhill county to the ap
pointment of a county agent and
his views on the state college at
Corvallls which Burke believes
is too expensive for the tax-pay
ing capacity of the landowner.
Burke by no means would de
sire to be classed as a radical or
a citizen unappreciatlVe of high
er education or the necessity for
money, to run a government.
Heavy Land tax Opposed
But as an extensive land hold
er, and a man who knows real
estate values in Oregon. Burke
has long opposed the heavy tax
burden Imposed on land. His
appointment to the ways and
means committee is tantamount
to entrusting the leadership of
the senate's financial program to
conservative, even ultra-conserv-
In Burke's home county of
Yamhill aome pre-election atten
tion was gained by a conference
of editors with the view of sug
gesting ways and means 'to re
duce the expenses of state gov
ernment and at the same time to
secure a readjustment of prop
erty assessed to make Intangi
bles bear a far greater share.
Burke's thinking on the mat
er is expressed In a letter to a
McMinnville editor, written jnst
before the senator left for Sa-
em. In his letter Burke dis
cusses the burden or taxation
now borne by land and declares
real property owners will still be
in a- deplorable situation "un
less we can spend a great deal
less money or collect a great
deal more than 33.375,000 from
the fields covered by the income,
the excise tax and an intangible
Letter Shows Views
Burke's views. In part, on the
taxation problem, as taken from
his "public letter, follow:
'It seems too bad the people
of Oregon are taxed way beyond
reason. There are two main an
gles to the tax question:
First, of course, it goes with.
out saying, the people of Oregon
cannot pay $110,000,000 in tak
es and fees per annum and pros
per. This situation has come
upon us by i degrees. Our taxes
have kept mounting and mount
ing until they are now an- im
possible burden. The delegation
from Yamhill county, Morton
Tompkins, j Arthur McPhilllps
and - myself, have talked these
matters over and are of one ac
cord in the idea of supporting
such measures as will help re
duce our tax burden.
Farm Ratio too High
The second angle Is the dis
tribution: i i
The farm property Including
the land, buildings, stock and
machinery, is supposed to be
worth about 1590.000,000.. This
property Is assessed at close to
57 per cent of its value. The
taxes for 1930 on the farm prop
erty amount to 911,860,000.
There is a great question wheth
er or not the farmers as a whole,
after paying their upkeep,-' gen
eral expenses and taxes, have
any real profit left.. j .
''Other real property, aside
from farm property, which in
cludes timber lands, city -lots
with improvements, is supposed
to be worth about $890,000,000.
It Is assessed at about 57 per
cent of its value. Its taxes for
1930: amount to $26,000,000.
The Intangible cronertv of
Oregon, such as notes, bonds,
stocks, money at interest, etc..
Is r said to : be w'orth at least
600,000.000, 'which, is a little
more than ! the farm v nroDertT.
This property makes a net profit
or pernaps per cent cm 1 an
average. . Yet, i under the Intan
gible tax law which was passed
by the last legislature and de
clared unconstitutional by our
supreme court, this vast amount
of wealth was only called on to
pay about $1,200,000 for 1930
only about one-tenth of the
amount of taxes the farm prop
erty was called to pay. . i
"Under our present excise tax
law, we will perhaps collect not
over $675,000. This is tax on
corporations and is measured by
the income. It applies not only
to banks and financial Institu
tions but to manufacturing mer
cantile a& business corporation
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i! SENATOR BURKE'S
RECORD AS TOLD BY
j CHAPMAN j
t Master politician, skilled
in manipulation, experi
enced campaign organizer;
launched two full legist.
tire tickets in Multnomah
county, picking the men;
got all nominated except
ono at each election; liudde
schemer in successful V. S.
senator nominating cam
paign, 1012, ami Meier
campaign J 030; retired to
Yamhill orchard, -fttragxled
to pay out, hardened by
physical labor, now a real
i Born 1850 In Clark
county, Washington; i pr
ents were 1830 pioneers;
IfH-w up in East; Portland
and cot early into ward
and district politic; Wil
lamette U.; planted prune
orchard, Kixer Bottom;
rjal estate and rlltk in
Portland; took first gold
rush trip on George W. El
der to Alaska; made mon
eir packing goldseekers;
wfell irrigator Harney
county; more politics In
Pbrtland; In 1 DOS bought
old J. B. David farm on
Siehalem Mountain, rt
odelled former home of
QoTernor Gibbs there; en
Jpya sitting on front porch
and visiting. i
gram several instrumental num- r,'Vc Dt" neen
oerawere furnished byifowler'. ft J1 , "2
orchestra of Turner. This pro
gram was 'arranged by Mrs.
first aid work and Hfe-savtnr
work in areas not now covered,
by Mr. E. E. Pruitt. ' TL V .
vw tnnth h. Mnfi u tn rtv I The .hoard or the local chan-
another sunner and urogram and te e Friday night and discus-
it Is the Intention of the execu- aed Plans Informally - without
tlve committee to continue such aD"nf definite program,
activity during . the rest of the !llchwI11 como after study by
p T il -L1EET
"Cultivating Better, English
On School Grounds". Is
! SCIO, Jan. 17 The Scio P. T.
A. met in , the schoolhouse Thurs
day evening .for their regular
meetlng.i The meeting was called
to order by Mrs! Jess Rogers, vice
president. . .. ..!.',,: j..-- p '
: ' After the singing of several
songs by the assembly 1 the topic,
"Cultivating Better English on
school! grounds,", was opened for
discussion. Ralph McDonald of
the Rivervlew school gave r the
first talk, he said ft was due very
much f te . carelessness, although
some errors could be traced to the
incorrect use of English In the
home. 5 ."!',,., ; .
" ! Professor toblevj( Stayton gave
the next talk, saying it was hard
to know just what "correct English'-
la, as different pronuncia
tions and the uses of different
words were not the same in all lo
calities. .: ;-
Professor Galleghy of Scio gave
a brief talk, reporting something
of what he heard at the conven
tion In Portland. The use of slang
was also spoken of. . ,
several musical; numbers which
were to hare been, on the pro
gram were not given, due to ab
sence- ( caused by the . stormy
weather. :''. . .
"How to Best Develon the So
cial Life of the Child." will be
discussed at the next meeting.:
MAY BE LEADER
MRS. M. BILLINGS
t is estimated our new in.
comje tax law will bring in some-
wnare rrom 11. 000. 000 to: si.-
svv vuu per annum.
flee and also mailing : clerk at
the state house during legisla
tlve session, and a daughter.
Miss Lottie McAdams, both of
whom made their home with her
in West Salem. She is also sur
vived by a sister, Mrs. O. A. Nye
of Salem, a brother, Cobb H in
kle of Lakevlew; two nieces,
Mrs. Bertha McCollum of Port
land and Miss Vivian Ilinkle of
Salem; a nephew, Sichel Hlnkle,
and two cousins, Mrs. C. A.
Hrav and Miss Aids Scovell. all
hould the leglslslare enact I of Salem.
a new intangible tax law. nnH.rl . Mrs nilllnn wn a. riaurhtAr
which we conld collect about $1,- of Loren Scovell and a niece of
snouid we-retain our Cal Scovell. both of whom were
present excise tax law which will pioneer stage drivers from Port
per&aps bring in S675.000? and land to the California line. Cal
shotld we retain bur present in- Scovell is said to have carried
comje tax law, which would bring the last delivery of mall between
in.fcore than $l,500r,000 these Woodburn and Salem before the
three sources combined would stage route was superseded by
brlnjgln only the small sum of railway service.
$3,373,000. ! ; j Mrs. Billings was married
ust what are we rofnc to I twice, both companions having
do? With farm nrbnertv called I nreceded her manv Tears ago.
on tol pay $11,860,009 annually She suffered a broken hip
and! other real property called on three years ago, since which
to ai $26,000,000, real proper-j time ahe "had been confined to
ty wjners will still be in a de her bed. ; Her unfailing cheer-
plorable condition nnlma fnlnan and natlenea dnMar bar
speiid a great deal less nioney or I affliction were an inspiration to
collect a great deal more than all who knew her and her sweet
$3,373,000 from the fields cor-1 christian spirit will be long re-
CALLED BEYOND DH L STEWART
n'POT CAT.IPr Jin 17.
Mrs. Mary Scovell Billings, was PALLAS. Jan. 17 Represents
born May 4, 1851. in Iowa and tlve H. L. Stewart of Polk county
died Friday, January 16, 1931, was the featured speaker at the
at the home at 1375 Plaza I regular Kiwanis meeting talk On
street. West Salem. With her j the state legislature.
parents she crossed the plains The District Trustees Confer-
to Oregon when two years old ence will be held in Longvlew,
and with the exception of a Washington, Saturday, January
short residence at Corvallls she 17. It is an open meeting for all
spent 70 years of her lite in Kiwanians and District Governor
and. near Salem.' Harold M. Diggon expects a re-
She was the mother of w. F. cord breaking crowd. 'W. L.
McAdams who is special delivery Soehren will represent the Dallas
carrier from the Salem postof- clnb and others may make the
trip with him.
13 FEB CENT
The: number of sheep and lambs
on feed for' market in the prin
cipal feeding states on January 1,
1931, was about IS per cent,
equivalent to 1775,000 head small
er than on January 1, 1930, ac
cording to the : estimate of the
department of agriculture. The
number this year while below
that of a year ago was larger
than for any other recent year.
The number estimated on fee on
January 1 this year was 5,109,
000 head, compared to the revis
ed estimate of 5,88 6,000 head.
January 1, 1930, and 4,822.000
January 1, ' 1929. The' average
number for the five years, 1926
to 1930, was 4,810.000.
Shipments of feeding Iambs in
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CovemoMleet Gifford Plnchot, ct
Pennsylvania, is beinic mentioned
as a possible rallying; point for tht
Independent program that would
receive impetus if the proposal of
Senator George W. Norrls of Ne
braska, ; to abolish the Electora
College, is accepted.
to tie 11 corn belt states, Inspect-
bd tHrough markets, for the last
tlx, anon ths of 1930 were about
nine: per cent smaller than: for
these, months In 1929, Ship
ments Into the states east of the
J Issimippl were nearly 26 ; per
cnt smaller and much the small
est in at least 12 years. In the
states west of the river they were
only two per cent smaller -than
last year, about the same as 1928
and larger than for any or. the
years from 1921 to 1927. In ad
dition to the decrease In western
lambs on feed in the eastern. corn
belt there was also a sharp re
duction in some states in the
feeding of native Iambs.
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J STAYTON. Jan. 17-4 Jack M.
Biggs, of Ilermlston, state com
taander of the American Legion
paid a visit to Stayton post No.
51 Thursday nlghtj 1 Mr.; Biggs
was accompanied by ir. l!ally-
burton also of Ilermlston. Other:
guests .were Carl Moshier, Port
land, department adjutant of the
Legion, Jack Takln, Dallas, dis
trict commander, Bratler. Small,
of Salem and Herman Brown of
There was a large number of r
Legionnaires present asi well as
their wives and friends, las it was j "
an open meeting. The evening
parsed quickly, short talks by the
visitors jbeing Interspersed with
musical - numbers. Cr Flook of
Mill Cityjind Young Fitzgerald
of Gates put on a bout. At a late
hour a lunch was served. Twen
ty new members were I initiated
Into tho post which gives, it a '
membership'Of 106. I
to trx BtrrzB gr
.OUR EIU i
finOTLD BE EXAMINED
'IT yow have Frequent HEAD
i ACHES. . S
IV you cannot read fine print v
thread a needle.
(F you are NERVOUS and lrri
table. Consult as NOW.
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at prices you can afford to, pay
plates osieig the
best $1 n 50
People who mast count the cost ef
dental work in these days ef I high
prices should look for RESPONSI
BILITY FIRST. . . Then prices,
DR. C. A. ELDRIEDGE
303 State St
ill w a s vava o vv v
ered by the Income, the excise
iax ana an intangible tax.
K. OF P;
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membered by a host of friends.
She was a member of Ford
Memorial Methodist church of
this city and funeral services
will be conducted by her pastor.
Rev. M. A.: Grover, Monday, Jan
uary 19. at 2 p. m. at the
Clough-Barrlck chapel. Burial
will be in the I. O. O. F. ceme
RED CROSS WORKER
ARRIVES IN SALEM
HUBBARD. Jan.. 17 Arion
lodge IKnlghU of Pythias will be
host for tne Pythian district con
vention to "be herd , Ihere Thurs-
evening. January 22. j
program and banauet are
r.-Tri t!?'?0 l?.8erT6d Miss Thora Boesen has' arrived
a wx luutei or m QiFiriPT i ,v. ... tt i , i. - .1. -
which will b represented at the! a ta n,c. ci,- win
contention , are Aurora. Silverton. Ue stationed here for several
Salim. Independence, Dallas and
liuboard. , j
Arrangements for the conven
tlon are in charge of John Friend.
C. p.. of Arion lodge and Frank
Thompson, deputy chancellor.
isrea west or Dallas, grand de-
r chancellor, will be present at
convention, i t
months planning a program of
work for the recently organized
Willamette chapter which com
prises Marion and Polk counties.
She will have offices at 503 First
National Bank building, telephono
number 771. :
One of the Immediate tasks is
aiding In raising the $6000 Quota
Kiitualj Savings and Loan Association
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