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BOAR DM AN, MOKROW COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY LI, 1921
REViEW OF OREGON LEGISLATURE WORK.
WEEKLY DIGEST OF BILLS CONSIDERED
FARMERS PLAN PADLOCK FOR GRAIN EXCHANGE
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Salem. The legislature started On
the fifth week or the session with the
legislative wheels clogged with un
finished work and unless business is
speeded up durin? the present waek
and 'he customary flow of oratory cur
tailed, the usual jam during the clos
lag days is certain to prevail.
Dmntlosllv nn ininnrtant piece of
legislation received the uttention oi
both houses during the first lour
weeks of the session. In fact, very
few of the important bills have ps: I
the house in which they Originated,
The big bills were still in the nan la
of the various committees, bul li.i
week most of them will appear on the
calendars and the real legislative bat
tles of the session may be looked for.
Among the more important rueas
.ures awaiting final action were: Ap
propriation bills, soldiers' bonus, re;::!
bills, irrigation, re-apportionment,
teachers' tenure and prohibition.
When the legislature adjourned over
Sunday a total of 573 bills had been
Introduced, 319 In the house and 254
In the senate, and 3S hills had passed
both houses and were ready for atten
tion by (he governor.
Sixty Day Session Proposed.
The people of the siate w ill be asked
to pass upon the question of fixing
the length of the legislative session
at 60 days and increasing pay of mem
hers from $3 to $5 per day, as a senate
joint resolution proposing these
changes in the state constitution pass
ed both houses.
The measure as acjopted provides:
"The legislative session shall not ex
ceed 60 days in duration of actual
working days," and that "no bills
shajl be introduced after the fortieth
day of the session, except appropria
tlon bills or bills pertaining to the de
fense of the state or nation, except by
unanimous consent of the members of
the legislative aHseiihty or. W$ call."
Game Code Passes.
The Rogue river fish and the (UmJ
commission bills have passed both
houses. These bills were in accord
ance with an agreement reached last
November by the commercial inter
ests and sportsmen.
Fishing through the year with hook
and line is permitted in' the Rogue
river. and the game lull creates a com
mission or rte member! to be ap
pointed by the governor. The license
schedule provides: For hunting wild
animals or birds, $3 for residents of
the state. $10 for nonresidents: for
fishing with hook and line. $3 for resi
dents, or, if non-resident and a higher
rate is required by his own state, then
the same rate as he would have to
pay in his own state; for combination
, licenses, $5.
Woman Juror Bill Fails
Oregon women will not be forced
against their wills to serve on juries
for the house defeated the woman
Juror bill Introduced by Mrs. Kinney,
The Roosevelt military highway bill,
fathered bv Senators Norblad and
Hall, passed the senate with only four i
negative votes, but the bill was vigor
ously denounced by R. A. Booth, chair
man of the state highway commission
In an argument before the house com
mittee on roads and highways and
the opposition of the state highway
commission caused a revulsion of sen
timent and it is very doubtful if the
measure is passed by the house.
The Roosevelt Highway was origin
ally approved by the people and calls
for $2.5H0.000 of state money to be
matched by a like amount of federal
money for a coast military and scenic
highway This contingency was strick
en out in the senate bill and in its
present shape It calls for setting
aside of $2,500,000 for the road, to
be paid for by direct taxation.
Road Committees Make Progress.
The Joint road committees have
made progress In, whipping proposed
legislation into shape and trie bills will
receive attention this week.
The committees put the stamp of
disapproval upon the proposal of Gov
ernor Olcott that the highway commis
sion be given the power of eminent
domain aud authorized to purchase or
acquire parks and scenic beauty spots
along the highways, and to improve
and maintain them out of the state
Teachers' Bill Defeated.
An amendment to Uif requirement
lor elementary teachers' training
course framed by Senator Patterson
.vc.s defeated in the house.
The bi:l proposed to extend the time
of the elementary teachers training
:arse fren a term of 12 weeks to a
rn of i!6 weeks from Januai -, 1923,
. Januftry( 1025, and after thai period
t was proposed tint the course shoulu
extend for 18 months.
The hm.se also killed a proposed hill
Offered by Representative Shank
v'.v.ch provided that where schools
th oughout the state were closed for
more than two weeks teachers should
not be paid.
Would Deport Alien Public Charges.
The board of control, Under a bill in
troduced by Senator Vinton, is auth
orized to use state funds for the de
portation of non-resident aliens and
so-called public charges confined in
the public institutions of this state.
For the purpose of facilitating the
return of such persons, the board of
control may enter into a reciprocal
agreement with any other state or
states for the mutual exchange of
such public charges. Under the bill a
person shall be deemed to be a resi
dent of Oregon who shall have lived
in the state continuously for a period
of two years.
Any person who shall bring or in
any way aid in bringing any public
charge into the state, except for
treatment for his or her ailment with
out first obtaining permission in writ
ing from the state board of control,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Meat Commissioner Proposed.
Creation of the office of commission
er for the co-operative marketing of
meats is provided in a bill introduced
by Senatca Upton.
Under the provisions of this meas
ure the commissioner shall maintain
an office at any union stockyards in
the state, and his compensation shall
be fixed by the governor and be paid
out of a fund made up from the fees
and charges to he levied against ship
pers of livestock to the said stock
yards. Among the specific duties of
the commissioner as set out in the
proposed law would be:
To gather and disseminate impar
tial Information concerning supply,
demand, prevailing prices and com
mercial movements of livestock and to
promote, assist and encourage Ithe
organization and co-operation of co
operative and other associations for
improvement of the relations andserv
ices among growers and producers,
distributors and consumers of meat
and meat products. And generally to
do any aud all things necessary to
co-ordinate the livestock growers to
the end that the speculator and profi
teer between the growers and the con
sumer can be eliminated.
Meat Packers Divided On Bills.
Independent small packers and
stockmen were arrayed against repre?
sentatives of the stockyards aud the
big packet in the committee on agri
culture and forestry over the Upton
bills. These measures are calculated
to work certain reforms in the hand
ling of cattle in the stockyards to the
benefit of the growers and are strong
ly opposed by the big packers.
Indications point to a favorable re
port by the committee on the bill
which requires statements of meat in
cold storage, but the bill calling for
carcasses to be stamped as to grade
and price will not receive the favor
of the committee, it is expected.
The ElliS bill providing for the mark
ing of boundaries of unfenced lauds
was killed in the senate.
Tlie bill providing for punishment of
habitual criminals passed the house.
Members of the state legislature ln
spectid the Oregon Agricultural col
lege at Corvallls Saturday.
The house killed Representative
Hubbard's bill prohibiting the use of
seines, fish wheels, traps and other
gear on the Columbia river.
The senate approved Senator Ntck
elson's bill providing that notaries
shall not charge for the administering
of an oath of verification of any claim
against the stste.
A house bill by Representative Wells
providing s penalty for any person
who shall willfully niisreprestnt his
personal assets when seeking credit,
was approved by the senate.
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EVEN' S HAr
Oambling in grain as practiced b speculators In grain ex
changes is one business that the American Farm Bureau Federation
is going to try to stop The Committee of Seventeen appointed by
President James R Howard with C H Oustafson of Lincoln. Neb.
as chairman is making exhaustive Investigation of the whole sub
ject nt gram marketing for recommendations and action by the Farm
Bureau Federation Herbert Hoover, former food dictatoi. and Bar
i, ei Raructl former chairman of KM Wat Board, were on the pro
gram 01 the committee meeting at Kansas City Farm-owntd file
laims and direct marketing plans .re being worked out
COMMERCIAL CLUB TAKES ACTION -
TO INCORPORATE BOARDMAN A CITY
A meeting of the Boardman
Commercial Club in t he school
i n (i i to r i it m Tuesday night was
one of the most enthusiastic ever
h"ld in this city. Committees
cure appointed on incorporation
and vati f supply for Board man,
i o arrange a place where amo
tourists might camp, to get trees
:or planting ail through the
community . to investigate the
present, status of the B'artn Loan
Act as applying to this district,
and to Organise B park and cem
A delegation tfaanlno appoint
ed to meet with Cue Prosser
Community Club on Monday the
14th to encoutane cooperative
relations for toad connecting
Grosser and Boardman, with I
ferry at Boardman J O. Bal
let ger, C. 11. Dillabaugh. A L.
Larson. 8am Hiidman. T. H
Weston and Citas. Barnes will
make the trip.
A report on the present stains
of the John Day Irrigation Dis
trict, controversy was offered bv
S. H. Boiu'dman, mid it was
unanimously decided to st-ind by
the present board of directors
and to continue lively interest
in the present plans. The bar
becue it is expected to hold as
plai ned with the exception that
it will probably occur in Sep
tember. and it will be a Hydro
Electric John Day Barbecue.
Attend Power Silo 1 ' j n fjr
Boardman was represented at
he Umatilla Rapida Power Site
association meeting by Messrs.
S. H Boardman, W. A. Good-
vim Win Pinnel), 0. H. Dilla
taugh, Ed Miles and George
Melrord. S. Ei. Bo a. rd man was
honored with a vice presidency,
as he should be as he has clone
as much as any one man or
group of men tobring this dream
or vision to pass.
rlMUNITY PLAY PROVES
Breaks. Up Gang
Morrow county has a wiae
judge. A uangot tive boys from
14 to 18 years of apte. it is alleg
ed, have been causing trouble in
Irrigon both in the school and
community for some month
Recently they attacked Frank
Strader with brass knuckles, and
it to t,.-,ri-i a thev also had a
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gun. over some fancied griev
ance in connection with a horse
deal. When arraigned befote
Judue Campbell, he ruled that
lhe gang must be broken up and
proceeded to do it in a very ef
ficient manner. One is to be pa
riled to relatives in Goble,
Wash., another to relatives at
Boardman, Ore., and still anoth
er was found a job at Echo, Ore
The two youngest are to remain
at home. Ore feature of the
I sentence is that each must con
1 titiue in school.
The community play, "Al Mar
tin's Country Store" given last
Friday was an unqualified suc
cess All taking part did ex
ceptionally well nnd 170 was
taken in at the door. The play
is a lively rural comedy and muny
of the parts require able histri
onic ability to sustain. It was a
big undertaking for us but as
everything we try to do Tn
Boardman it went over the top
with Hying colors. The charac
Al Marl in. sforekeeperand pott mas
ter W. A. Goodwin
Mnrii Martin, hi dlUffhtar
Mrs. W. L Kinnell
Bam Johnson, carpenter Herb Everett
Tom Biggs, laborer L. V. Km .tier
Buck Friend, brickiiiaker
N. a. Haoombw
Rube Hutchina, old time farmer
A. J. Hedner
Harold Hawlev. civil engineer
Glenn Mitchell j
Robert Corey, promoter
Hess, chum of Marie
Mrs. W. 11. Stewart
Anna, also chum of Marie
Miss Myrtle McNeill
Mrs. w. 1 1. King
Mrs. L. v. Kutzner
Gus, slow young man
Ned, lai euug man
Mrs. C. P. Hat ter
L la Blaydeu
Jerry, a hungry loafer.-. Win. Finnell
Si Newoomb, Chas. Hillabaugh
BalBtl Milier, school teacher
W. P. Tucker
Uev .John Wesley Aslibury
M. B. Signs
( tto Padrettl. traveling inusic.teacher
j hdtflir Doe ring
Squire Holden.....j A. J. Hedger
Jiiii, Ed McCiellan
Maudy. Walih na Kands
Between the acts specialties were
furnished by Smith and Tucker.
Fx'nirts fr:m Portland during Jnn
ip.ry h:il a total valuation of about
Cottage Grove will have a modern
i. .. ut before lhe opening of the
a woman's auxiliary to Umpqtia
Pnst, American Legion, was oran-t.-d
The Corva'.iis Country clib direc
tors have elected Warren G. Harding
to hr.norary membership.
The sundry civil hill as reported
to the senate curries $400,000 fur be
ginning the Deschutes project in Ore-
Reopening of the state lime plant
at Gold Hill was urged by Marion
Bounty realty men in session at Sa-
Additldna classrooms are needed
at once to house the Increase of
nearly 3000 children iu Portland
SChoeJl this term.
Oregon's campaign to raise funds
tor the starving children of eastern
and central Europe h; to be closed
officially February 15.
The Commercial elub of Tallas has
given a bonus of 5800 to the Dallas
Maonina & Locomotive works and
$500 to the Dallas cannery.
John 1. Lukkrila, a farmer on an
ttlftftd In Youngs river?, about ten
miles from Astoria, committed sui
cide by shooting himself.
The public schools at Jefferson have
been closed as a precautionary meas
ure against' the spread of diphtheria,
which is prevalent there.
The United States bureau of roads
has let contract for two mileB of
roads near Tidewater. The work will
reaulre about five months.
The total membership of the Linn
catfnty farm bureau bus passed the
10 mark, and is well on the way to
ward the original goal, 1000.
The Lugene high school at the close
of the midwinter term had an enroll
ment of 729, which is 100 greater than
the largest enrollment last year.
The cleanup of stored apple stocks
at Hood River will be later than usual.
Approximately 175,000 boxes are yet
in the hands of the growers' associa
tion. The First National Dank of Albany.
the second oldest existing national
hank in Oregon, celebrated the 50th
anniversary of Its organization last
J. L. Bowman, who ovvrs the Browns
ville woolen mills, is negotiating for
the purchase of the woolen mill ma
chinery at Bandon and its removal to
The new Deaconess hospital at
Siilem was dedicated last week. The
building is not the property of any
sect, but was erected by donations
from all sources.
Snow nearly five feet in depth was
found by Forest Ranger R. E. S. Smith
and G. L. Drake, who have just com
pleted a week of cruising in the Lost
Lake region near Mt. Hood.
Because of the crowded condition
of the Albany schools, the school
board has decided to call a special
election for the purpose of issuing
bonds to provide additional room.
The executive committee of the
Clatsop county farm bureau has ap
pointed E. W. MeMindes of the state
agricultural college extension depart
ment as county agricultural agent.
While preparing a chicken for cook
ing, Miss Grace Orde, a Mult'onl
nurse, found a rich gold pocket in
the chicken's craw and extracted five
nuggets about the size of small peas.
Representative McArthur at Wash
ington has been notified that all the
details for the transfer to the govern
ment of the Tongue Point naval base
by ciatsop county have been com
pleted. Under the provisions of a lump
sum legislative bill, as was agreed to
In the river and harbor commit! je
surveys were authorized for Tilla
mook bay and the Umpqua river ir
Two hundred retail shoe dealers
from all sections of the state are ex
pected to attend the annual conven
tion of the Oregon Retail Shoe Deal
ers' association to be held at Salem
on February 24.
Tire depth of snow at Crater lake
I rim is 11 feet, and at Anna spring
j camp, five miles lower down, is 10
I feet, according to word received from
Ranger Brown, who Is stationed at
the lake this winter.
Traffic accidents 'n Portland for
the month of January showed a de
cline of 249 front December, while
traffic violation arrests for the month
showed an Increase of 60 per cent
over the preceding month.
More than SO irrigation districts
have been organized or are in the
process of organization in this state,
according to the b'ennial report of the
state engineer. These districts have
a total area of 1.200,000 acres.
Overwork, incident to his achieve
ment in enmnletlna the Deschutes
t county tax rolls three weeks earlier
i than in any previous year, catu ed a
: nervous breakdown which result dl in
j the death of W. T. Mullarky, assessor
of Deschutes counly.
I The sale of timber on a tract of land,
! between 9000 and 10.000 acres in ex
i tent, on Winberry creek, Within the
Cascade national forest, to Washing
I ton milling and timber interests is in
i contemplation, according to announce
ment of the Eugene ofice of the for
A flume five miles long, to carry
lumber from the Lost Creek valley
above Dexter to the Southern Pacific
railway at Pengra station, on the
Natron cutoff, will be built at once,
according to announcement of D. E.
Yoran, one of lhe organizers of the
Mount June Flume company of Eu
gene. During the week ending February
3 there was one fatality in Oregon
due to industrial accidents, according
to a report prepared by the state in
dustrial accident commission. The
vict'im was John McKeown, laborer ol
Portland. A total of 424 accidents
were reported in the course of the
Unidentified men gained entrance
to the state tuberculosis hospital at
Sa'em, carried a safe to an automo
bile, which had been parked some
distance from the institution, drove
more than a mile down the highway,
and there wrecked the strongbox and
obtained approximately $IiO0 in cash
and $150 in checks.
Contracts for more than half a
million dollars' worth of road work
Inch .ling construction of six bridge!
and the laying of 15 miles of pavement,
were ordered entered into by the stats
highway commission following tin
opening of bids upon the proposed
work. Bids on many other jobs were
opened and rejected, and a second ad
vertising of the work ordered.
rimrlcs 3. Schnabel. prominent at
torney of Portland, was shot In th
back and fatally wounded by Joseph
C. Poeschl, an ex-client, as he wai
about to enter an elevator on tin
third floor of the court house, lit
died in an ambulance on the way tc
a hospital. Fancied grievances against
the lawyer, harbored for more thar
ten years by Poeschl, furnished tht
motive for the killing.
Representative Hawley of Oregor
has succeeded in baving four speclai
pension bills incorporated In tin
omnibus pension bill which has beer
reported to the house. They are foi
Mrs. Henrietta Brewer of Roseburg
Mrs. Sofiu E. McKlmmey of Cottagt
Grove, Mrs. Caroline nines Willis ol
Roseburg, and James M. Berry of Milli
City. The widowB will receive $2(
each and the veteran $30 a month.
PedeffJ aid lor developing hydro
electric power at Umatilla rapids, ir.
the Columbia, and passage of th
Jos. pli hydro-electilc commission bit
by the Oregon legislature, wen
sought at Pendleton Saturday in a
meeting of government and reclama
lion engineers, representatives of tin
Northern Pacific. Spokane, Port lane
& Seattle, Oregon-Washington Rail
way & Navigation, and Milwaukei
railroads, the ways and means com
mittee of the state legislature and 201
business men of e astern Oregon. Join
H. Lewis, formerly state engineer
and Robert N. Btan field, Uni'ec
S'ates senator-elect, werej among tin
principal speakers. The project pro
poses the development of 120,001
horse-power ftom the river and tin
Irrigation of 88,000 acres In tin
John Day proj.ct, Oregon, and th
Horse Heaven project, Washington. A
large sum of money already has beei
pledged, and co-operation of the rail
roads and the government is sought