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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1921)
Miss Helen Fleck of The Dal
les is visiting her sister Mrs. Lee
Mr. King is the latest citizen
in the east end to install a tele
Joe Campbell has returned to
Arlington after a visit with his
cousin, R. Wasmer.
Just about one half the prim
ary pupils are out of school this
week mostly measles.
The Pacific Telephone and
Telegraph Co. has a gang of
men at repair work in this vicin
ity. Orrin H. Warner now has his
private water system in yood
working order and serving his
hotels in a modern and up to
L. V. Root, our postmaster, i-i
starting construction on his lot
on Main street and when com
pleted will be occupied by the
We note from ;i Portland pa
per that Flon. Emmet Callahan,
Boardinan's silver tongued ora
tor and rancher, delivered an
eloquent eulogy on Lincoln be
fore the Spanish-American war
veterans on Feb. 12th.
Miss Bertha Burns, who is
well known in BoardtDkb where
her father was the first superin
tendent of schools, recently
underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis in Portland and has
now returned to her home in
Estacada, much improved in
A series of mental and physi
cal tests have been begun in the
Boardman schools. Along with
examination of eye, ear and ade
noid conditions, logical and rote
memory tests for the grades a
bove the second have about been
completed. The Curtis arith
metic tests are carried on regu
larly and the Kansas Silent read
ing test, the Gregory language
test and the Douglas algebra
tests will be given during the
.1. L. Jenkins and Mr. MefTord
motored to II ppner Wednesday.
L. V. Woodard, wife and
daughter made a trip to Port
Prof. George Hendrix, piano
turner, was busy in Boardman
the first of the week.
Mr. DeWeese has recovered
sufficiently to resume drayinn
and is kept quite busy.
J. C. Ballenger made a busi
ness trip to Pendleton and Port
land fore part of the week.
Mohava Kutzner and Sadie
Larson are the new measles pa
tients on the east end this week.
Since learning the mechanism
ot a sewing machine Hob Smith
has decided to branch out and
purchase a Ford Bug.
W. A. Goodwin returned yes'
terday from Portland and re
ports plenty snow and rain in
the lower regions meaning
Portland, we presume
The Lidies Clean Up commit
tee is making ready for a great
drive. When they fall in on
you the only safe plan is to sub
mit with the satisfaction of
knowing that your neighbor is
getting the same dose.
A hobo's delight is a depot at nig-lit.
Where the warm tire and klick offers
rest ful respile,
Bui a hobo's surprise Is to awake at
In a lean-to pretense about twice bis
And wonder at progress and events.
We are informed that the Pros
ser Commercial club will meet
with our commercial body in the
near future in the interest of a
ferry at this point connecting
the two counties. Such an enter
prise will be far reaching in that
it will provide a vast territory
with direct transportation facili"
ties to Seattle, Tacoma and
Spokane as well as unite us with
the Seattle-Spokane Highway
leading to the metroplis of the
Chas, Weech is driving a fine
new team of three-year-olds ob
tained at Henniston.
Earl Cramer's bus has been
ailing more or less of late. We
wonder if it has caught the
Leon Kutzner purchased a
team from Glenn Brown this
week. Now watch the dirt fly
in his direction.
A number of buildings are go
ing up in our city which gives
one a feeling of prosperity for
the coming season.
Lee Mead, our genial and ac
commodating agent at Messner,
is now a full fledged farmer on
Mr. Wagner, representing a
Portland music house, has been
transacting business in Board
man the past few days.
The Western Union construc
tion crew is doing repair work
along the O.-W. R. & N , work
ing east and west out of Board -man.
The Ladies Aid of Boardman
met with the ladies of Irrigon
Wednesday. They took their
lunches and spent the whole day
Some of our citizens have been
making trips to Irrigon for trees
I to plant this spring. Hermiston
will have to hump some if she
wins that bet on tree planting.
W. W. Felthouse of Hermiston
has been doing some good work
in our community the past week
with his new baler, turning out
fifteen to twenty tons per day.
Old J. P. presented us with a
scant blanket of snow Saturday
morning. He evidently got his
wires ciossed. This is sweot
pea time and not Christmas.
Hal Stewart and his force have
just finished graveling the ap
proaches to the highway bridge
over the O.-W. It. & N. tracks
east of Messner.
Adolph Skoubo says the prop
er thing for anyone who con
tracts an unquenchable desire
to own a car to do is to get a
second hand Ford. When it
breaks down you save enough
on gas and oil to pay for the re
pairs so tin; upkeep amounts to
California Plan of Marketing Appeals to Farmers
i ZZZZ ZZZZZ I
Commodity marketing as suc
cessfully launched in California,
bids fair to spread into national
practice, as shown by recent ac
tion of the American Farm Bu
reau Federation. The plan can
and does apply to all farm com
modities. It Is a state or national
pooling of all products to be sold
by expert marketing men ap
pointed by the farmers themelv?
Wheat rower3, corn grower.
wool growers, cotton growers, live
stock men. farm produce men
etc.. are to he so organized, under
the Farm Bureau present plans,
furnishing the as-urance of the
highest possible market to all of
its members, no muter what tbeir
crop may be Photos show up
per left. Crowds in western Kan
ras at mass meeting on oommod
Illy organization during one of Rf
ill cent Farm Uuieau drives: ritfhl,
C H Gu:tafson. chairman of the
grain marketing committee of the
Farm Bureau Federation, who re
ports Feb 1 4 at a Kansas City
i;ietlng on the "California plan
to his grain growers Lower Iff t
Activities in the southwest where
the winter onion growers are al
ready highly organized and are
getting highest price for their
borniuda and pearl onions.
Spring is coming. How about
that coat of paint Better still,
Whitewash, will look just as
well from Portland, and they
will never know the difference.
Lambert, Thommes who has
been engaged in carpenter and
mason work in this vicinity the
past few months, left Monday for
his home in Uniontown', Wash.
Four and rive cars of hay have
been leaving Boardman daily for
the past ten days shipped by I.
Skoubo, J. C. Ballenger, W. P.
Tucker H. H. Crawford and others.
IKltlUON IT ISMS
Washington's birthday cele
bration by the school was at
tended by a full bouse. The
program consisted of numbers
from all rooms in the school,
ach room having a section to
itself on the program. The pro
gram was planned to occupy one
and a half hours but exceeded
that limit considerably.
Lee Graybeal and Grandpa
Gray heal are making some im
provement to their property in
Irrigon The elder niemter has
constructed concrete walks on
his lot from Kates to doors, and
the younger has planted a row
of trees around three sides of
his lots and is now grading the
Members of the Farmers Un
ion have bought a lot of pota
toes for spring planting.
tity of present organizations will J
not be sacrificed but will retain
their individuality as bureaus of
this larger organization. Thr
federation plan should eliminate
much overlapping of activities
and so cor-relate the community
work that it will become much
The community service idea, is
growing and a committee, has
been appointed consisting of S. j
H. Board man, A. L. Larson, and
M. B. Signs, to work up the
federation of the various local
organizations. The plan includes
the election of a community sec
retary and the appointment of a
board of directors which will be
chosen from the officers of the
existing organizations. Theiden-
Little drops of water
Little grains of sand
Make the West Extension
The finest kind of land.
Little coins of silver
Trifling tho they be
Can make the Boardman Mirror
Shine for you and me.
Say, neighbors, let's get busy
and make this paper the Com
munity spokesman for all our
activities Don't wait for George
to do it. Send in that sub. it all
helps. By tho way did you knjw
that the subscription price of the
average news paper rarely if
ever pays the actual cost of the
paper on which it is printed ?
The advertiser pays the deficit
And the advertiser will refuse
to advertise unless the paper has
Starlight isn't in the employ
of the Mirror, but is actuated by
a sincere desire to help make
this community the most desir
able spot in the Northwest.
Suppose you help too.
Don't forget that soon you will
be called upon to pledge your
support to the community fair,
your fair, and if you do. your part
we will put the North Morrow
County Fair on the map to stay.
Did you see the Worm story,
orignated with Sam Notson, as
published in the Heppner Herald.
Bore's hoping that Geo. Mitch
ell takes heed and continues to
improve the strain he has de
veloped. We cannot afford to
let any one in our country that
depends upon .airplanes for its
supply of moisture get ahead of
us in such a necessity even tho
backod by the states attorney.
Crop production In the Willamette
valley could be doubled by the use
of Irrigation, according to C. L. Smith,
agriculturist for the Union Pacific
system. Mr. Smith estimates that the
average cost of putting water on the
land of the Willamette valley would
range from $10 to $I5 an acre. This
cost. h declares, could be takpn cars
Of by a single crop.
A reduction In rates on the part ol
railroads of the northwest In order
that the 1920 crop now in the ware
houses and shipping yards may be
moved and thereby avoid congestion
and demoralization of shipping con
dil ions when the 1921 orop is ready
for delivery to the markets was urged
in a letter issued by the members ol
the state public service commission
following a conference In Portland
with the commissions of Idaho and
The state land board, at a meeting
in Salem, rejected the bid of K. L
DevereaUZ & Co. for the purchase ol
$500,000 of 4 per cent Oregon farm
credit bonds. The bidder submitted
a proposal of $405,800, which the land
board declared too heavy a discount tc
be considered in connection with dis
posing of the securities. The sale ol
these bonds was authorized by the
siate land board some time ago In
uiiler to meet the Increasing demand
for loans on the purl or Oregon runners.
A resolution providing for an In
crease in the py of members of the
state legislature to $5 a day, and not
in excess of $300 for one session, was
laid on the table by the house.
The legislature haB adopted a joint
resolution calling for the display of
the American flag on school houses,
churches and other public pluceB on
The legislature enacted a bill mak
ing It a misdemeanor to fail to support
an Indigent parent and providing a
fine to be used tor such support.
After considerable discussion the
bOUSe approved a bill giving women
of the stale of Oregon the right to
serve on juries, subject to the approval
of l he bill bj the voters st the next
special or general election.
All motion pictures shown in the
siate must be approved by a stnte
board of three motion picture censors
under the terms of a Substitute cen
sorship bill introduced by the house
committee on health and public morals
anil passed by the house.
A bill introduced by the committee
on agriculture ami forestry, providing
for the organization ol cooperative
associations, passed the senate by a
vote of 26 to 4.
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