5 THE Vol. BOARDMAN, MOKROW COUNTY) OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY L8 No. REVIEW OF OREGON LEGISLATURE WORK. WEEKLY DIGEST OF BILLS CONSIDERED Salem. Following precedent, the legislature started on the final week of the 40-day session with the usual jam of unfinished business. Both houses were badly congested and the closing days will undoubtedly witness the usual confusion, heated arguments and strenuous efforts to save pet bills. It seems to be a habit with legisla tures to waste much valuable time dur ing the early days of a session while important measures are held back for committee tinkering and then rushed through during the closing hours, when there is little time for consid eration. The measures which ran the gaunt let of both houses during the first five weeks of the present session were, mostly unimportant and of no great interest to the state at large, Man of the big bills remained for linn, consideration by one or both houses. Night sessions will be in order this week, and President llituer and Speak er Bean will endeavor to speed up work. Perhups the steam roller wili be oiled up and placed in commissioi in the attempt to finish up the wori; this week. Hard work and mufflers on the orators may enable the legisla ture to clear up most of the importan; business before the session ends nex: Saturday night or early Sunday morn ing. Road Legislation Unfinished. Road legislation is still in more or less of a chaotic condition and the main highway bills have not receivi d attention in either house up to the close of the fifth week of the session The Roosevelt Highway bill which paaggjjthe senate and was sent over toSssrnouse, was recalled by the sen ate last week and put to sleep in the senate committee. Just what will be its fate is problematical. When the joint ways and means committee began holding executive sessions to round out the appropria tion bills 11 was confronted with the task of pruning about $2,500,000 from the demands made upon the state treasury. Estimates in the original budget prepared before the legislature met called for appropriations totalling 19,810,860.63, a sum $819,37li.22 in ex cess of visible revenues, which total 18,990,974.41. Since the legislature met various state institutions and de partments have revised their estimates upward so as to Increase the demands in excess of visible revenues to more than $2,500,000. Estimates Must Be Cut. The committee is under the painful necessity of making some drastic cuts In the estimates in order to keep within the 6 per cent constitutional tax limitation. One of the most heated contests of the present session was aroused over a house bill fathered by Representa 4ives Burdick and Gallagher, under which it was proposed to. oust the state engineer from office and make some radical changes in the irrigation laws of the state. After one of the longest oratorical battles of the ses slon the bill was defeated by a vote ol 11 for and 43 against. Motor Code Introduced. Under a revised motor vehicle code Introduced in the house by the joint roads and highways committee, own ers of passenger cars will be required to pay a license fee based on the weight of the car, and motor trueks and trailers will be licensed on the basis of tire width. Automobiles, except motor trucks, trailers and semi-trailers, having a rated maximum load carrying capac ity of one ton or over, shall pay the follow ing license fees, according to the proposed code: Weighing 18U0 pounds or less, $15; more than 1800 pound.-' and not more than 2000, $20; 2000 pounds to 2400. $25; 2400 to 2800. $30; 2800 pounds to 3200, $35; 3200 pounds to 3500, $45; 3500 pounds to 4100, $60; more than 4100 pounds, $75. Licenses of motor trucks, trailers and semi-trailers will be based on the total tire width of such vehicles. House Passes Bonus Bill. The house passed the soldiers' cash bonus and loan bill and the resolution . referring to the people the constitu tional amendment authorizing sale of $30,00", 000 of bonds necessary to carry out the plan, without a dissenting YOte. Under the provisions of the bill as amended since its introduction, Ore gon veterans of the world war will be paid a casli bonus of $15 a month for each month of service, with a maxi mum of $250, or may borrow from the state a sum cot to exceed $3000, se cured by real property and payable in installments over a considerable pe riod of years. Another amendment to the bill per mits veterans who were citizens of the state at the time of enlistment, but who have since moved out of the state, to participate in the benefits of the bill under certain restrictions. Proposes Special Election June 7. A bill providing for a special state election on June 7 was introduced In the senate. The election would afford the voters an opportunity to pass up on the several constitutional amend ments which have been and are yet to be referred to the voters by the pres ent legislative session. Among these problems are soldiers' bonus, the de partment of hydro-electric power and extension of the legislative session to 60 days. Oregon's delegation in congress was memorialized by the legislature to pro cure the enactment of legislation which will provide Bhips or cargo space for supplies for the sufferers in China and the near east. Logged Olf Land Bill Passes House. Development of logged-off lands in Oregon through the creation of logged off land districts, similar in character to irrigation districts, is provided in a bill which was passed by the hous with but one dissenting vote. MemberB of the house from coast counties championed the bill when h reached the house. It was assertec that through the passage of this bill thousands of acres of land now use less could be transformed into pro ductive agricultural lands, increasing the value of such lands and also the tax value, which would bring addition al revenue to the state. The bill provides for the creation of logged-off land districts in Oregon through petition to the county courts and the holding of elections, at which authority can be granted not alone for the creation of districts, but also for the issuance of bonds. State Aid For Power Plants. Amendment of the constitution so as to allow the state to lend its credit and incur indebtedness in an amount not to exceed four per cent of the valuation of all assessable property for the purpose of providing funtls with which to acquire, construct and develop hydroelectric power plants, ahd generate and transmit the power for use at a reasonable rate, is pro vided in a senate joint resolution in troduced by Senators Joseph and Nor blad and Representatives Bean and Woodson. Provision is made in the resolution that any plant so constructed under the terms of the amendment shall be sold at such price as will tend to pro mote the industrial development of the state, and with a view to ulti mately repay to the state all moneys Invested in such development. For the purpose of handling the bonds necessary to carry out the In tent of the act, there is provided a hydro-electric power commission to be composed of the state engineer, attorney-general and the superintendent of hanks. Would Revise Constitution. A move to revise the constitution of Oregon has been begun through the Introduction of a house bill by Repre sentative Sheldon, of Jackson county. Under the Sheldon bill, a committee of fifteen is to be appointed by the supreme court to prepare a revised draft of the state constitution. The committee is instructed to retain In the new constitution all provisions in principle that the people have voted into the present constitution, and the matters now in the constitution which the committee may deem more proper ly belonging in the state'B statutes are to be preserved as legislation. This committee would have four years In which to complete its work Fertiliser Is to Be Cheap Again Farmers who have been forced to pay exorbitant prices for fer tilizer face relief. The Department of Agriculture has found a new method of removing phosphoric acid from phosphate rock, which is thought will revolutionize the world's fertilizer industry. The new process is shown in the picture dumping the phosphate rock in at the top it Is heated with coke and sand in the fuel-fed furnace the acid coming out at the bottom front pipes, held by the man at the left. There is no loss of rock by this process, whereas the old Teening method resulted in an 80 per cent loss. COMMITTEE CONFERS WITH PROSSER MEN ON ESTABLISHMENT OF FERRY OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK The American women entries In the Olympic games explain why the donhbov Ming of the girl they left behind them. A committee consisting of Messrs Ballenger Weston, Dil labaugh, Cobb ami Barnes made a trip to Prosit" Monday to con fer with t lie commercial club of that, city regarding theVstabliah ment of an up-to-date ferry ai this point. This is a matter of Importance toward future development of this locality as well us a boon to our neighboring committee north of the Columbia in that it will unite the Columbia Highway and the Seattle Spokane highway wit 1 1 a direct rdote, this greatly reducing the distance from east ern Oregon and Washington points to Portland and Seattle, as well as improve transporta tion facilities of a number of en terprising communities who are left to work out their own sal vation in this respect. Missionary TuikH The Ladies Aid gave a very interesting entertainment Mon day evening. Miss Crawford of New York City, Held represen tative of Che Presbyterian M's sionary school gave a very inter esting taU on her line of work. Numerous musical selections, were render, d after which all present took an active part in the election of Officers and the formation of a Ohristain Endeav or Society Officers elected were Mrs. Meriam, president; Edna Broyles, vice president; Mrs. Finnell, secretary. A most ei joyable evening ter minated with refreshments Albany's city Jail has been con J tuned as unfit to house prisoners, Bounties for 12 bobcats and four coy otes were paid in Linn county last week. The city of Sheridan has complet ed the Balo of $11,000 of street paving bonds. Severs! cases of smallpox and scarlet lever are under quarantine at La Grande. Smallpox has made its appearance again in Independence. Two homes are quarantined, Albany's third annual automobile show was held Friday and Saturday at the iirinory. Oregon City is industrially prosper Pus, the payrolls now fcggri gating close to 1850,000 a month. Albany's Shrine i-1 ill) has been reor ganized with a membership of 30. IB. D. Cuilck Is president. I'e'.ry TitUS, uged 80, resident of Clatsop county for 4ti years, is dead tit his home in Astoria. During the month of January, 23 ar rests were made in ftoseburg and fines amounting to $138 wer.e collected. .lames Stephens, tit) years old, an old resilient of Orant county, was found lead in his bed near Mount Vernon. The egg market in Salem Friday reached Its lowest point in seven years. Eggs sold at 25 cents a dozen retail. William It. Tucker, at present county Bgent of Ada county, Idaho, has been appointed county agent for Crook county. The body of Michael lloff, pioneer business man of Baker, was found in his woodshed, when' he had hanged himself. Firs losses in Portland In 1920 to taled $1,048,742, according to the sn ntiiil report of Edward Qrenfell, fire marshal. The membership drive recently In augurated by the BhlgSBS Country club has resulted In 46 new names being obtained, The overhead iM'idge across the Coyote cutoff east of lloardinan on the Columbia highway has been thrown Open for traffic. Nels Nelson, mayor of Carlton and a long time resident of that district, died at McMinnville hospital, follow uiy an operation. B, W. McMindes of the State Agri- Seed t ern Any farmers on the west ex tension desiring seed corn can secure some from the O W. R & N. Co. at Mcs-ner Farmer Smith lias offered seed coin to those that will contract to build a silo this year, to others the price of seed is Hi cents per lb. in quantities less than 100 lbs and Tic per lb. in quantities over 100 pounds. This is all accli mated seed. EUROPEAN RELIEF FUND The Boardman Trading ('. having purchased the hardware stock from J, C. Mai lender have consolidated the two stores giv ing us one of the best stocked general stores in this part of the country and have done a good business from the stsrt A number of Board man people attended the dance at Morgan. Saturday, Feb 12th. Music was furnished by the Boardman or chestra. Refreshments were served and a good time enjoyed by a large crowd. Among the numerous agencies thruoiit. the country co-operating with Herbert Hoover, Chair man of the European Relief Council, in his (Tort to raise $38,000,000 by meMS Of national collection for the relief of incip ient st a r vat ion among 8,600,000 children in the wnr-strieken countries of Central and Eastern Europe are the American Kx 'press Company and the Ameri jcan Railway Expiess Company. Thru the authorization of G. C. Taylor, president of both or ganizations "Invisible Guest" certificates, certfying that the purchaser has sal vaged the life of one or more of the little war j victims, have been placed on ' sale at 25,000 of the company's offices tnruout the doited States. "Invisible Guest" certificates, which can be purchased for any amount from $1.00 up, are on sale at the local office of the American Railway Express Company. Subscribe for The Mirror, Considerable hay is moving out of boardman to points west, cultural college extension department has been appointed agricultural agent for Clatsop county. Owing to an. epidemic of smallpox, measles, Influenza and other diseases, the public schools at Yoncalla have been ordered closed. A Hhort course for Commercial club secretaries of Oregon will be held at the University of Oregon or one week, beginning March 28. With but 54 families in the parish Catholics of Roy, In Washington COUU , ty, are erecting a church edifice at I an expenditure of 881,000, IThe night train service on the Coos Bay line will not be resumed until weather conditions obviate the danger I of trees falling ai ross the track. Mrs. Martha J. P, Quick, Oregon pio neer, is dead at Halscy, BSjSd 80. Mrs Quick cami to Oregon in 1847 and had lived In I. Inn county since 1859. Worthless checks Issued in Ilend dur ing the past six months cost business men on an average of (I no a month. District Attorney A. J. Moore stated The Corvallis water commission Is starting proceedings for an election to authorize a bond Issue of $100,000 with which to build a new 12-Inch, pipe line. Mr. and Mrs A. L. Woodard have Just returned to Cottage drove from a transcontinental motor trip of 111,000 miles, which consumed 19 months und 20 days. The supreme court has upheld Cor poration Commissioner llandley In a suit by a Texas oil syndicate, to force him to Issue It a permit to sell stoc k in Oregon. K I". Fisher, on the banks of the Clackamas near Oregon City, claims that his flock of 180 hens in January produced 2528 eggs, and for the year 25,532 eggs. Hugh Hoyle, a citizen of Scotland, and I'edro Hernandez, a Mexican, in Jail at Kugene, are In line for deporta tion. Hoth are charged with robbery and vagrancy. Following investigations by a squad of detectives, one of whom was a woman, Wasco county officers have I made a round-up of alleged prohibi tion law violators, January was a hard month on bob cats in bane county. Seventeen men and one woman collected bounties on 23 bpbeat pelts, thro mountain lions, two coyotes and one wolf. Alvlu C, 1.. Chance, wanted on a charge of embezzlement of funds of the Ontario branch of the Itoise Pay ette Lumber company, was arrested at Long Beaoh, Cel., according to word received by Sheriff Noe of Malheur county. More (ban a score of former state, Bounty or municipal officials have or ganized an X-club in Pendleton and will devote their efforts to giving present and future official the benefit of their experience. Interest in Hie drilling at the Trl gonia oil well in Jackson county has much increased in the past week, dur ing which oil indications have become more pronounced The 800 feel of 1 0-inch casing has all been set. From 50 to 75 messages from every American Legion post in Oregon were dispatched to Senator McNury, re (Ittcsting him to support Hie appoint' menl of Senator QeergS B. Chamber lain as a member pi ths United states hipping board under the Hauling ad ministration. Senator McMary secured the adop tion of an amendment to the agricul tural appropriation bill Increasing the appropriation for forest fire preven tion and forest preservation from $125, 000 lo $(125,000. This money will be used in eo -opera) Ion wUh the states of the northwest. There were I wo fatalities due to In dustrial accidents In. Orego.i during the week ending February 10, accord ing to a report prepared by the state Industrial accident commission. The victims were William Campbell, car penter. Portland, and Orvlll Smith, logger, Deschutes Two DeSChntel county townslfes, Harper and Imperial, existing only on paper for years, win cease to appear on the map within two more months. Tsxss delinquent since vis are the I. lis for a judgment order signed by Circuit Judge Duffy which authorizes a sheriff's sale of the properties. With Hie lop of tin? head chopped off. probably with an ex, the body of Qeb Hansen. OO-jour-old recluse, llv ing in a three room slyick on the bank of the Columbia river, west of The Dulles, wus found lodged among a pile of boulders at the foot of a 40 foot cliff which dropped to the river, below bis shack. Allegations that the Deschutes Lum ber company cut 1,297,007 feel of plan timber belonging to the A I wort h- Washburn company during the past year are contained In a complaint filed by the hitter Corporation in cir cuit court at Ilend, In which recovery of $15,01)0 Is sought, together with $5000 damages. ii PYestone of Saskatchewan, Cana da, will be the firs) alien ever to re 01 Ive final papers on a central Ore gon homestead The fact that his son, Thomas, who made the filing, was killed In action In France, has made It possible for the fattier lo obtain title, under the rules of the United States laud office, Definite information received In Portland that United States Senator Oeorge K. Clnimperlnin will accept appointment lo the United States Shipping board If the position is offer er! him has given the Portland ('ham ber of Commerce and his supporters throughout tin- entire state an added Incentive to work for his appointment. That the proposal of J. J. Hand saker, state director of the China famine fund and tne near east relief to accept foodstuffs In lieu of cash, to be Shipped direct from Portland lo northern China points In govern ment vessels, has met with a hearty response throughout the state, accord ing to reports received at headquarters in Portland, Notice of the pardon and release of W. M. Heivo of Astoria, sentenced to serve two years at McNeil's island for publishing matter that cast reflection on the United States military forces has been received by federal auth orltles. According to the notice, Kelvo'H pardon was signed by Presl dent Wilson on January 26, and he was released on January 27.