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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
BOARDMAN, MORROW COtfNTY, ORFAION, FRIDAY, MARCH 1M, 1931
OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK
WRIT OF ST. PATRICK IS ST I LI WITH US
Hot lunches are being served dally
In three public schools near Halsey.
The Clatsop County Medical asso
ciation has voted to affiliate with
the Oregon State Medical society.
Klamath Falls post of the Ameri
can Legion has $10,000 as a start
toward the erection of its own build
ing. Building activities at Salem during
January and February were one-third
greater than during the same months
A total of $216,000 will be returned
to Union county if the service men's
bonus bill is passed at the election
Peaches are in full bloom in most
sections of Douglas county, and there
is every prospect of a bumper crop
The Douglas county jail, which has
been condemned by every grand jury
during the last ten years, will be
B. B. Stephens, on trial at Marsh
field, charged with the murder of Bd
Wilson, was acquitted after the jury
had deliberated two hours.
The beekeepers of Mini and Ben
ton counties formed an organization
for their mutual benefit at a meeting
held in Albany recently.
In the vicinity of Bandon, a few
miles north, a number of miners are
searching the black sands for gold and
platinum and with fair success.
William F. Gratke has been elected
secretary of the Astoria Chamber of
Commerce to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of C. I. Barr.
Mrs. Sarah F. Osburn, pioneer of
1853, is dead at flarrisburg at the
age of 90 years. She was related to
Kit Carson and General Robert E.
Mr loasii iu Oregon, exclusive of
Portland, for the month of February,
aggregated $204,675, according to a
report prepared by the state fire mar
shal. An application for increase of rates
has been filed with the public service
commission by the Coos-Curry Tele
phone company, with offices at
The Eugene Fruitgrowers' associa
tion shipped two carloads of dried
prunes to the east last week and has
but live or six carloads left In the
At the last report from the watch
man at the Warmsprings Irrigation
district's reservoir in Malheur county,
a total of 56,000 acre-feet has flowed
into the basin.
Lumber shipments from Klamath
Falls showed an increase of 200 per
cent over January and February. Aver
age shipments of 15 carloads daily
The new $75,000 music building at
the University of Oregon, having a
capacity of 615 well equipped studios
and practice rooms, will be ready for
occupancy by May.
Klamath Falls residents who took
part in Sunday's rabbit drive near
Dorris, Cal., reports that 400 persons
joined In the extermination and de
stroyed 1500 rabbits.
E. V. Carter, of Ashland, was ap
pointed a member of the state fair
board to succeed A. C. Marsters of
Roseburg, at the expiration of the
latter's term on March 14.
Much road work has begun In the
Medlord section and, weather permit
ting, large crews will be at work on
the Pacific highway and tributary
roads within a short time.
The Lane county court has de
creased wages for road laborers to
$3.50 a day, as compared with J4 last
year, and $7 a day for man and team
instead of IS previously paid.
The state fair board has completed
arrangements for the construction of
a new poultry pavilion and agricul
tural and implement building, the
two structures to cost $45,000.
The Oregon Dairymen's league has
decided to dispose of the sklmmilk.
whey and buttermilk of Its factories
under contract, the contracts to be
awarded to the highest bidders.
A tract of ten lots on the railroad
spur In north Roseburg has been
purchased by the Union Oil company,
which will immediately begin con
struction of a distributing plant on
At a special election in Bandon to
vote $110,000 bonds to purchase the
Bandon Power company property and
to Install a municipal hydro-electric
plant on Willow creek in northern
Curry county carried by a vote of
463 to 10.
Members of the Joint committee of
the associations of the plant depart
ment employes of the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company have
sent a letter to the Oregon public
service commission thanking thai
body for its action In Increasing thi
rates for service furnished by that
A chapter of the Collegiate Alum
nae association has been formed at
Oregon Agricultural college. The as
sociation is composed of women grad
uates from 70 universities throughout
the United States.
Japanese are taking large stocks
of Oregon white cedar for the con
struction of airplanes, according to
Andy P. Davis, resident inspector of
the Pacific coast lumber inspection
bureau at Marshfield.
Five crates of Mongolian pheasants
from the state game farm at Eugene
have been liberated at Klamath Kails
during the past few days. The birds
were imported by the Klamath Coun
ty Sportsmen's association.
Dr. Phil Keizer of North Bend
found influenza in 16 families at
Lakeside, and declares there is an
epidemic almost equal to that of
1918, although to date the affliction
has not resulted in any deaths.
Formal incorporation of the Atlantic
Pacific Highways and Electrical ex
position, to be held in Portland dur
ing 1925, was completed at the firHt
meeting of the newly appointed execu
tive board held in Portland last week.
Rather than close down entirely
and throw its force out of employ
ment, the Hammond Lumber company
is operating its iilll City plant three
days a week, thus affording each em
ploye sufficient wages to support
himself and family.
A jury in the Jackson county cir
cuit court acquitted Lark Evans,
Charged with robbery. The net pro
ceed of the crime which Evans was
charged with were a two-bladed jack
knife and $27.15, and his two trialB
cost the county $7500.
Twelve hundred farmers joined the
Washington county farm bureau, as
results of the recent membership drive,
according to reports of Charles J.
Herb, the campaign manager. Seventy
five per cent of the farmers solicited
signed membership agreements.
The worst Astoria fire in several
months for a time threatened to de
velop Into a serious conflagration and,
before it was brought under control,
had destroyed the Hawes business
block at Eleventh and Bond streets,
causing a loss of approximately $30,
000. The hatching of Balmon at the South
Coos and North Coquille river hatch
eries this season has been of import
ance to the district, as over 5,000, 000
fry are now being fed in the ponds and
all of them are doing nicely. They will
be turned out during the spring and
The re-appointment of State Game
Warden Burghduff, the appointment
of M. L. Riekman as superintendent
of trout hatcheries, and the general
discussion of policies marked the first
session of the newly appointed state
game and fish commission, held in
Portland last week.
I Governor Olcott has issued a proc-
lamation recommending to the next
legislature the payment of $1000 by
j special appropriation to the person or
! persons instrumental in bringing about
! the arrest and conviction of the mur-
derer or murderers of Simon J. Yoder,
J Wood burn garage operator.
As a result of arrangements made
by O. P. Hoff. state treasurer, with
Governor Olcott and William Marshall,
members of the newly created state
bond commission, acting in an ad
' vlsory capacity, there will be available
' for loans to Oregon farmers approxi
mately $164,000 of the irreducible
school fund. This sum is in addition
to $60,000 In school funds recently al
lotted to 12 counties of the state.
This money will draw 6 per cent interest.
GOOD NEWS FOR BOARDMAN
-TELEPHONE LINES TO EXTEND
Walter J. Mead writes us that
an additional circuit will be con
nected up with Board man, giv
ing direct telephone communica
tion with Walla Walla and two
wires to Arlington instead of one
as at present. This will be done
COUNTY AGENT HUNT
ON DIVERSIFIED FARM1NI?
Subscribe for The Mirror.
I helieve that every thinking
farmer in the Board man com
munity realizes the advisability
if possible of providing some
kind of a steady income rather
than to depend entirely upon the
sale of alfalfa hay.
To do this about three or four
varieties of diversified farming!
are available. Dairy farming.of
course, stands out as being usee j
by a number of the farmers witr .
1. TT .1
very fair results, However, u'
every man is a natural dairyman
and it is a little difficult for na
ture to be entirely worked over
within a short period of time.
Hog raising is another indus
try that offers some inducement
to a few people. A number of
I Boardman people and people a-
j round Hermiston have splendid
herds of pure-bred hogs This
some years will also offer in
ducement. The industry which has re
ceived probably more attention
than any other within the last
year has been the production of
honey. There is no doubt but
this is a valuable industry, and
in time will be extended to one
of considerable commercial importance.
Another industry which it
seems to me is being quite large
ly overlooked at the present
time is the Poultry Industry. It
may not be generally known
that the production of poultry in
the state of Oregon during the
last year has approached jillO,-
000,000. It has been estimated
by some of the best poultry pro
ducers as being near $80,000,000.
At least it is a conservative
statement to say that it has by
considerable extent surpassed
the value of the production of I
wheat in this state. Many of thes
prominent wheat raisers of east
ern Oregon find that it is a very
Drotitable adiunet, to their busi-
n II to keep a pen of chickens
Some of the largest farmers in
Sherman county have been able
to realize a matter of a hundred
dollars a month by keeping a
matter of lo0 chickens.
These chickens are not allow
ed to roam at large or do not
take up more space than 50 feet
and are certainly a matter of
great financial importance to
these men. We think that there
are probably several farmers in
the vicinity of Boardman, who
would find $75 or $100 a month
coming in as a pay check, of con
While, it is true that not every
man or woman can keep chickens
it is proably true that more peo
ple are able to realize ready
money and profitable returns
from the keeping of a number of
chickens than they are from
either dairving, hog raising, or
keeping bees. Therejis no reason
whv Boardman country with its
sunny climate and soil and green
alfalfa fields providing . a great
amount of green feed should not
in time develop into a great
poultry industry. We think
that it would be advisable for
every man to have a small bunch
of chickens, probably 100 or 150
chickens, and would unhesitat
ingly recommend as the most
profitable kind to Weep the White
Leghorns. The keeping of poul
try and the handling of them is
really almost an exact science
these days and anyone who will
take the pains to carefully as
certain the proper methods
should have no real difficulty in
obtaining financial returns.
This is at least one way of
getting away from a one sided
method of farming. Alfalfa is a
splendid crop to raise but you
only market it once a year. The
eggs you market every week.
sity of employing such bolshev
istic methods as were in vogue
when we were still in the infant
stage of the industry.
Here's a slogan for you neighbors
Plant a tree.
It will repay your labors,
Plain a t tee.
If the sun is shining sweetly
And you're tilled with Joy completely
Get your tools togsl her Heel ly
And plant a tree.
Get this notion In your cocoa
The (oiks say you're eating loco
Plahl a tree.
When you've grown a nut or lemon
Paach, plum, oherrj or persimmon,
Cups of Joy will then be brimmln1
I ust plant a tree.
Wlien the stormy clouds are lower,
Plant a tree.
Be of future Joy a grower.
Plant a I tee
When t he years have fled enchanted,
And you've long been safely piameu
All your fame will be descanted
So plant a tree.
HOW ONTARIO 80LVFD
THE ELECTRIC PROBLEM
We publish this week another
of the many replies being re
ceived by George Mitchell. He
has surely hit upon a most pron -ising
proposition and his fame is
widely spreading to the lour
corners of the earth.
March 13, Wit
Mr. Ceo. Mitchell,
Head with great interest in the
Heppoer Herald the article relating
to your new enterprise, t ho Wonder
Worm. Being deeply (sea) Interested
in Balling would be pleased to have
you quote me prices on pan s, aibo
the information on the probable in
crease per pair? Would it be neoes
sary to inoculate I he soilY When
would you be ready to make delivery
of pairs? Thanking you IB advance
for this information, I remain,
p, s. Would prefer the sucker variety.
STATU NKWS MOT BUI
L, A. Hunt,
Morrow County Agent.
Reflections of Starlight
Did you rniss Starlight last
week? She cDuldn't shine be
cause, oh just because. Well if
you must have the reason, Sam
Boardman rounded up all his
jack rabbits and started them off
in a whistling contest. Holy
mackinaw how the wind did
blow. Starlight just couldn't
shine thru. Too much real
h siieoa now is eMMM let u
O ver all the Mirror ' fare
A s our Sam Is think loir l li Inking.
H iihhiV. wlibttlc UifoUgli the (,la, e
1) am the woiiijs wonlMav corralled
M itchair g Ion dsibrrrowB,
A II re gla'l to read about It
H ow we ll make this rliylnelel clotB.
Whatcha goin to plant as a
special exhibit for the fair this
fall? Castor beans do well here.
Why not interest eastern capital
in the castor oil plant and then
get congress to apply a protec
tive tariff on this article in or
der to encourage the Infant In
dustry. Or perhaps Sam Board
man could cross the castor ban
with his coca-nut rind banana.
Fond mothers could then pre-
. . ,, . a , t
pur,, ft fieiectabiB stew lor uuibi
wise recalcitrant youngster
which would obviate the neces
Railroads operating in Oregon have
been authorized to extend for a period
of from six to nine months milling in
transit privileges, according to a tele
gram received iy the Oregon public
service commission from Bdgat 10.
Clark, chairman of the interstate com
mission. Extension of these privileges
was sought by the lumber Interests
and the recent order, If properly in
terpreted, should enable lumber manu
facturers to move their accumulated
stocks to eastern markets without
The unemployment problem In I'ort
I land is being met with a remarkable
degree of efficiency liy tin- unemploy
ment committee of Portland Post No.
I, American hegion, according to sta
tistics brought to Sulem. Governor
Olcott and other state officials were
outspoken in praise of the commit
tee's efforts as disclosed by the fig
ures submitted. The committee's ef
forts resulted In furnishing employ
ment for from 14 to 152 men dally dur
ing the month of February, or a total
of 220H for the month.
The Oregon supreme court, In an
oral opinion, ha refused to accept
jurisdiction In mandamus proceeding
to be filed by Attorney General Van
Winkle to gain possession for Gover
nor Olcott of the Interstate bridge
spanning the Columbia river between
! Portland and Vancouver. Wash. Tak
ling over the structure was made In
umbent upon the governor under the
provisions of a law passed at the re
ent session of the legislature As a
result of the supreme court opinion
the attorney general probably will rile
mandamus proceedings In the circuit
court for Multnomah county.
rhe Province of Ontario Is turning
her streams into electrical energy.
Beginning In 1901, a Union other cit
ies and towns were formed, in iuo:i
ninety municipalities had Joined this
Union, This union made applica
tion to the Legislature for authority
to develop, transmit, buy and sell e
ieotrlcal energy. It took fouryearsof
education helore the legislature would
act. In 1906 an act was passed creat
ing the Hydroelectric Power Com
mission, Three men comprised this
Commission. This Commission with
a corps of engineers made a complete
survey of the water power resources
of the province. A thorough Investi
gation of private power plants. The
Commission made its report to the
public, a delegation of one thousand
representing seventy municipalities
waited on t he Premier urging Govern
ment act ion.
In passing, Is it loo much of a.
Stretch of the imagination to picture
one thousand Oregonians waiting on
the Governor to demand .Mate SOtiOO
furthering some public development.
The Hist plant constructed was one
of ten thousand il. P. Today eleven
ol her plants hae been added. S16-
000 11. 1'. is developed and in use.
Three new plants are under const ruc
tion and when completed during the
next, tWO years the Commission will
have a total of 1400,000 II. I'. I Iwre
Is sWt.y million 11. 1'. ta 'lie IN,e.t
Slates. Twenty live trill I ion ol this is
In California, Oregon and Washing
ton. Six per cent of this live million
has been developed, mostly In Cali
fornia. Should not we awaken to this latent
reoource? Is I he idea too big for you lo
seriously consider thu benefits to bo
derived from 320,000 active II. I". at,
the Umatilla Site? Is it not the gross
est kind of negligence on our part
t hat we do not invest our capital lo
ccinst rucl a barrier in t he pat h of t his
mighty stream that we may put it to
work for ourselves and till Eternity,
The delopment of Hydro-Electric
power has brought out the EleCtrlO
Chemlcal and the Electro-metallurgical
furnace. These two processes a
lone would consume all the elect rical
energy developed at Niagara if It
were possible for them to attain ft.
Power companies of the coast will tell
you that you have no market for the
890,000 II P. at Umatilla Phos
phate rook is mined in Idaho, lent
by rail to Portland, (Past the rjma-
tllla site.) Theaflfc by Ship 0 Japan
to bt used for fertilizer, This rock re
ceives no treatment it contains is
percent phosponw and S'J per cent
i f t rested by elect rofurnee at
Dotal ilia, M per cent phosperous and
lu per cent, waste. If you can market
this product in the crude as it is now
being 'lone what of the market u the
waste is cut out? Umatilla is ate)
port. BmOpe Uses 200 pounds of fer
tilizer to the acre. Weave given to
the Chase of the Almighty Dollar.
The Worth while things are repre
sunted by I he Intervening dark space
between two glittering stars W
stand on t he base of a ilver dollar
and eagerly reach out for t he next one,
and meanwhile the big things, which
often limes are the little things
which go to make our life worth
while are overlooked. What hasheeti
done may be repeated. Let' QSVelOP
I Ins sleeping giant.
Selling Hums , Bone.
The keeper of a public cemetery of
h small Bohemian town Deaf IVr ie
excavated the older rrs oi' lb grave
yard, sod solo all the "Id bore, b
could find for industrial purjH, as
he found that certain iisiuifact, ers
paid more for Iratoan boae . for
those of animals. He bud ', earn
ing money In this wy f several
years before lie WSJ detect and sus
pended from the post