Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View This Issue
THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
BUARDMAN, MORROW COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1921
OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL I
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK
lone post of the American Legion
will hold a carnival July 4 and 6.
Business men of Condon have de
cided to hold a Fourth of July cele
bration. Seaside post of the American Legion
Is making arrangements to hold a car
nival in June.
The Oregon State Association of
Master Plumbers held a two-day ses
sion in Portland.
About 35 business and professional
women have organized the Hood River
Business Women's club.
Ground has been broken at Eugene
for a new race horse barn at the
Lane county fair grounds.
Hood River farmers have started a
movement to purchase the only thresh
ing machine in the valley.
The dental associations of Marion,
Polk, Benton, Yamhill and Lane coun
ties met at Salem May 21.
The charter roll of the Salem branch
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States, contains 94 names.
Artillery units of the Oregon Na
tional Guard are moving toward Fort
Stevens for instruction in handling big
Water has been turned onto the
Slide irrigation district in Malheur
county. The district includes approxi
mately 1500 acres.
A rain and hail storm in Malheur
county is declared by stockmen to have
been worth thousands of dollars in
refreshing the grass.
Sixty men and 11 carloads of equip
ment for the airplane forest fire pa
trol headquarters in Eugene have ar
rived from Mather field.
Announcement was made by the
postoffice department that a civil serv
ice examination is to be held soon to
select a postmaster for Portland.
Apples are setting well in Hood
River valley and orcbardtstB predict a
bigger crop than in 1919, when more
than 2,000,000 boxes were shipped.
The first sod In the breaking of
ground for a new hospital at Kitty
ville, between North Bend and Marsb
field, was turned by Louis J. Simpson
The lower house of congress has
passed a bill granting H. H. Haynes
authority to construct u dike across
Mud slough on Isthmus inlet in Coos
Owing to the pressure of personal
business. County Commissioner Miller
of Deschutes county has resigned. He
will be succeeded by M. C. Conlon pf
Continued rains are producive of In
numerable "slugs" or small snails that
are attacking garden stuff and doing
heavy damage, it is asserted in Doug
The rapidly rising waters of the
Columbia river at The Dalles carried
away several small houses which had
been built by squatters on the beach
below the city.
In a collision between the outgoing
Southern Pacific Coos Bay passenger
train and a freight train in the Eu
gene yards ten people were injured,
none very seriously.
An official record for the final rest
ing place of all deceased Oregon sol
dlers of all wars will be established
and made a permanent state record by
the adjutant general.
An order issued by the Deschutes
county court limits truck traffic on the
Dalles-California highway to one and
one-half ton trucks between Bend and
the Jefferson county line.
Two more paving plants will start
work soon on the Pacific highway in
Lane county, making three in opera
tion this summer between the Benton
and Douglas county lines.
The last carload of apples of the
1920 crop was shipped last week by
the Hood River Apple Growers' asso
ciation. The association's total apple
tonnage reached 11 HO cars.
The first forest fire of the year in
the Deschutes national forest occurred
near Swamp Wells. Fifteen acres were
burned over. The fire started from a
cigarette thrown by the roadside
l.i roy Childs of the Hood River ex
periment station is urging Oregon or
chardists to apply the calyx spray for
the control of the codling moth im
mediately the blossoms drop their
The Wind River Lumber company's
plant at Cascade Locks, now owned
by the Bridal Veil Lumbering torn
pdujv haahut down for an. Indefinite
To Our Heroes Brave
period. The company employed about
Salem won th Stat high school de
bate contest and the University of
Oregon cup, defeating Eugene and
Corvallis high schools In the finals
at Eugene, with a unanimous dcclHOB
in each case.
The growth of Salem is indicated In
a report showing that for the year end
ing December 31 there were 400 more
residence users of electricity than were
shown by a similar report covering
the previous six months.
inree Oregon counties, Marlon,
Clackamas and Polk, apparently have
exceeded the constitutional limitation
in their tax levies for this year, ac
cording to the records in the office
of the state tax commissioner.
That Douglas county will be the ban
ner prune section of the state this
year, is the prediction of Professor
Clayton C. Long, who has just finish
ed a survey of the prune crop situation
in the principal counties of the state.
The premium list of ifco Industrial
department of the Orep i staU- f:'r
Is out. Liberal premiums v. 1 be award
ed this year in every branch in agri
culture, horticulture, poultry, livestock,
sewing, cookery and home beautlfica
tion. Prompt action of Douglas county or
chardists in followiug out the recom
mendations of Oregon Agricultural col
lege has saved hundreds of dollars to
prune men, according to those who
have investigated the damage done by
A movement to obtain the session of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge, the Na
tional organization of Oddfellowship.
for Portland in 1935, during the world's
fair, was launched in the titith annual
convention of the-Oregon Grand Lodge
at Albany. t
The Devil's punch bowl, a point of
-.cenic interest on the west fork of
Hood river, has been made almost in
ccessible by the condemnation of a
bridge across the middle fork of the
river, a quarter of a mile from the
A historical pageant will be staged
at The Dalles May 27 In the new city
park. The historical scenes will start
with the discovery of the mouth of the
Columbia river by Captain Gray In
1792. One thousand people will take
part In the pageant.
Approximately 175,447 tons of grain
were inspected under the direction of
the grain inspection department of
the Oregon public service commission
in April, compared with 29,085 tons
during April of 1920, according to a
report prepared recently.
Officials representing all the forest
fire fighting organizations active on
the east side of the Cascades in Ore
son, from the Warm Springs Indian
reservation to the California line, met
in Bend for a conference on co opera
tive handling of the fire protection
work of the coming summer.
County courts have authority to con
tract with private law enforcement
agencies operating Independently of
authorized peace officers for the en
forcement of state prohibition laws
and to expend county funds In pay
ment for service rendered under such
contracts, according to I. H. Van
Heavy rains are believed responsible
for the detruction of three sections of
the main flume of the Arnold Irriga
tion company, eight miles from Bend,
but the same rains, and others which
followed, so effectively took the place
of the water which the flume would
kave carried that there will be no loss
of crops as a result of the accident.
There were three fatalities In Ore
gon due to industrial accidents during
the week ending May 19. according to
a report by the state industrial ac
cident commission. The victims were:
Tony Theros. laborer, Hosklns.
Carl A Harlan, woodcutter, Portland,
and Edward S. Wilson, miner, John
Day. A total of 429 accidents were
Construction of an entire new mill l
for the exclusive sawing of h'fhgrade !
logs, with Independent dry kiln and
planing mill capacity, and tire utillza- !
tlon of the present mill for handling
timbers for the domestic and offshore
markets, was announced by the Pen
insula Lumber Company of Portland
It Is estimated the cost will be close
CLOSING EXERCISES BOARDMAN SCHOOL
MARKS END OF VERV SUCCESSFUL YEAR
PENNSYLVANIA LAD INFRINGING ON
GEORGE MITCHELL'S WORM INDUSTRY
The. following clipping, from a
Meadville, Pa. paper just goes to
show that there is nothing new un
der the sun, or over it, which ever
way you care to put it. This spring
much to do was made of the' fact
that George Mitchell was scientific
ally propagating worms. Now along
comes this Penn. Russian hungering
for knowledge and getting it thru
worms and Cryptobrancus Alleghan
iesis.more commonly known as
Hellbinders. Mr. Mitchell says he is
going to look into these Hellbinders.
He says from the day he landed
here he has got Hell, and at all
limes been bent. To date neither
has returned him on the basis of
$7.50 a dozen. It is Mr. Mitchell's
opinion that this Russian student
has lifted his secret patent of luring
the worms to the surface. If It is so
proven, immediate suit will be brot
for large damage. Further, in sell
ing these worms at forty cents a
dozen is below the cost of actual
production, and as George says, pro
ves that the doctrines of the Soviet
government are on an unsound
Meadville, Pa., May 12. -Hellbinders
and earth-worms are taking
Paul Webb of Erie thru Allegheny
College -paying his expenses and
giving him about one thousand dol
lars a year besides.
The hellbinders is a species of
salamander; Its scientific name be
ing "Cryptobrancus Alleghaniesis."
Webb, now in his junior year and
specializing in biology, is of Russian
birth. He sells his specimens to edu
cational institutions. Thousands of
worms are used for dissection in
the study of comparative antomy.
Some go to museums.
To be salable, earth-worms
"Lumbricus Terrestris" must be
100 per cent normal. Webb lures
worms to the surface with a secret
solution, which, sprinkled on the
ground, brings them out on even
the coldest day in January.
For preservation of the worms for
"the trade" Webb has orignated a
compound. He has invented a gas
mask to protect his eyes and throat
while handling that preservative.
Forty cents a dozen is the lowest
price he receives for worms. The
hellbinders are found only along tri
butaries of (he Ohio river, especially
in the area drained by the Allegheny
river. Webb gets $7 50 per dozen
NOTICE OF ANNUAL
Notice is hereby given to the legal
voters of School District No. 25, of
Morrow county, State" of Oregon,
that the ANNUAL SCHOOL MEET
ING of said district will be held at
the school house to begin at the
hour of 2:00 p. m. on the third
Monday of June, being the 20th day
of June, A. D 1921.
This meeting is called for the pur
pose of electing one director, one
clerk, and to vote on the 1922-1923
budget and the transaction of busi
ness usual at such meeting.
Dated this 21st day of May, 1921.
Attest: Mrs. Claire P. Harter,
Eugene Cumins, Clerk.
HEALED BIDS WANTED
Sealed bids for Janitor 4f the
Boardman school for the school
year, July 1st, 1921, to July 1st,
1922, will be received by the clerk
and opened by the board at next
meeting, June 11th, at 2:00 p. m.
Regulations and specifications may
be seen at the office of the clerk.
The board reserves the right to re
ject any or all bids.
Mrs Claire P. Harter, Clerk.
School List. No. 25, Morrow Co., Or.
A considerable part of our em
ployees are at present on strike.
Tift' difference arises not from any
question of wages which are higher
than at any time in our history, but
from a demand for a reduction of
lour hours in the weekly working
Coming at this time of general
business depression when the whole
economic tendency is toward a re
duction in prices, this demand can
not be complied with.
For the present it will be impos
sible to print as normally. Begin
...ng with the Post and the Country
titleman issue dated May 28th
and with the June Journal, editions
may he reduced and paging may be
As nearly as possible we shall fill
orders as received for all three mag
azines, but with this explination you
will understand any shortage or de
lay In receipt of copies.
We ask your patience 'and co
operation in meeting a difficult situ
ation and assure you that we shall
do everything In our power to mini
mize the Inconvenience to you.
THE CURTIS PUB. COMPANY,
Win. J de Grouchy, Asst. Mgr. Hales
Division. BEKNAKD SIGNS,
The closing exercises of the Board
man school began with the bac
calaureate sermon on Sunday, May
15th, by the Rev. J. W. Hood, pas
tor of the community church. His
theme was "The Fear of the Lord
is the Beginning of Wisdom."
The commencement exercises for
the high school were held on the
evening of Wednesday, the ISth.
The two graduates were Paul Hatch
and Cram Messenger. The former
gave as his commencement theme
"Where Shall we Anchor," outlining
the two roads, to work or to col
lege, after high school, and the lat
ter discussed the present problems
of "Immigration," Both young men
did well, and the exercises were a
fitting end lo their successful high
school careers. Both will go to O.
A. C. this fall.
The address of the evening was
delivered by Prof. J. F. Brumbaugh
of O. A. C.i who spoke on popular
psychological topics and was enthu
siastically received. Those who as
sisted with musical numbers were
Miss Belle Packard, Mrs. W. L. Fln
nell, Miss Naomi Runner, and Mrs.
Edith Crawford, all of the numbers
being especially well received.
The class of '21 havfi' presented
a pennant In the school colors, thus
establishing a very pleasing custom.
The concluding program was held
Friday night, the 20th. under the
auspices of the Junior high school,
assisted by the primary department,
who opened the program with a
song "Dairy Maids," which was very
prettily rendered and heartily en
cored. Then followed a dialogue
"Waiting for the Train," which was
true to life and full of fun. This
was given by the pupils of the Junior
High. All the other numbers were
good, and the musical features by
the Misses Runner and McNeill,
Wahnona Keyes and Misses Broyle
and Packard heartily encored.
CHOWINO MORE FOOD AT
HOME IS TKUK ECONOMY
Necessary to Save Shipping; Costs on
Water in Face of Lessen
ed I Set urns.
Increased transportation costs and
lessened returns from the products
they have to sell will compel thou
sands of American farmers to grow
more of their own food, is the opin
ion of officials of the United States
Department of Agriculture. These
transportation costs will prevent
shipments of the more moderate
priced fresh fruits and vegetables
which are purchased by the growers
of single crops of specialties for use
in their own homes, and the lack of
a market for special products In
l urn will be a blow to the buying
capacity of the growers of those
"The American farmer is not go
ing to be able this year tol pay
freight on water," said a department
Official. Water makes up a large
part of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The answer Is that he most grow
his own table food. He must also
study the possibilities of substitu
tion. This applies to vegetables,
fruits, poultry, eggs, and dairy pro
ducts which must be transferred
from commercial channels to home
consumption if they are to come
within the reach of the average
"Specialized farming has created
conditions of which comparatively
few persons are aware. The grain
farmer in many instances buys even
his potatoes and green vegetables;
the fruit fanner buys his dairy pro
ducts; and even the man who raises
milk for creamery, condensary, or
cheese factory Is likely to send his
cream or milk away, feed the skim
milk or whey to the calves, and not
make his own butler. This year,
just as far as possible for him to
alter his system In a single season,
the department officials advise that
he get back to the old plan which
was aptly described as 'living at
home.' This means not so much re
maining on the farm as it does de
riving every practicable product for
consumption from the farm.
"The average American farmer
knows how to raise other crops than
those on which he specializes, but
it has seemed good business, or at
It-asl expedient, to devote his ener
gies to very few or even a single
cash Crop and buy his neccessities,
Just as is done in other specialized
industries. The grain farmer Is per
fectly capable of raising his own
potatoes, his green gurden stuff, and
melons, tomatoes and other garden
fruits, to take the place of orchard
fruits which in many parts of the
country have been killed by the late
freezes. If the farmer has a piece of
r'-ally good garden ground be can
add materially to the variety and
whoIeHomeness of the farm food
supply with scarcely any expendi
ture except for seeds, and seeds, for
tunately, are lower this spring than
for several years.
"The same may be said of poul
try. With Increased freight rates
this year the general farmer's prin
cipal meat supply will come out of
his poultry yard, either in eggs or
in table chickens and other fowls.
Poultry is the quickest meat supply
to procure, and the farmer will do
well to build up a small flloek as
rapidly as possible. The increased
freight rates on butter and eggs,
together with the farm money short
age due to the disappointing returns
I from last year's crops, will make- it
advisable for many farmers' wives
to return to tho butter-making arts
I which they learned as girls from
their mothers and which have been
! largely discontinued as farmers be
! came specialists.
j "Fruit is likely to be scarce in
large and Important farming regions
but its place can largely be taken
by vegetable products. Two thingH
are clear. In the first place, the
average farmer, as it stands now,
can not afford lo pay freight on the
water which makes up the larger
part of both fresh and canned vege
tables and fruits. In the second
place, under exlsllng conditions he
can raise those filings cheaper him
self than he can buy them, and he
can make many substitutes oul of
the garden and poultry yard if he
sets oui to do it. He has the ma
terial for the crops and he has not
the money. It is not good business
to run In delrt except for essentials
The Department of Agriculture
will be glad fo give Information and
advice to those who wish to diversi
fy their home grown food supply.
TEACHERS FOR HOARD
MAN HAVE BEEN CHOSEN
The election of teachers was com
pleted by the board on Saturday,
the 21st Mrs. Blanche Watklns,
formerly primary teacher in the
lleppner schools, will have that work
In Boardman, and she will also give
piano lessons for the community as
desired. Miss Crescenlia Olatt of O.
A. C, was chosen to a grade posi
tion, and will also do some work in
music and art in the grades. Miss
Marion Sims of O. A. O, has been
chosen for I he Domestic Science and
Art and allied subjects together with
girls' athletics. As previously an
nounced, Guy Lee of Monmouth, will
have chatge of the Junior High de
partment, and will do some work in
orchestra and chorus and assist In
junior athletics; H. H. Crawford,
manual arts, science and athletics;
.Miss Naomi Runner, English, His
tory and Algebra; Miss Myrtle Mc
Neill, fifth and sixth, and M. B.
ELK INCREASING IN MOUNTAINS
According to reports from stock
men elk are rapidly increasing on
'he cattle ranges in the mountains.
In many instances cattlemen are
lerlously inconvenienced by the de
predations of the elk as they tear
down fences In traversing from one
range to another.
Efforts are being made to lo
cate a house for Mr. and Mrs. Lee,
who are to leach In J,he schools
next year. Mr. Lee will have the
Junior High Department.