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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1921)
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The Poardman Mirror
PUBLISHEB 6.VERY KR1DAY
Mrs. Ouiie l' Mhi'Kt, Loral I'vditoi
MARK . LI: 101, l, I'uhlisln-
$2.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Entered as second-class matter Feb
11, 1921, at the post office al Board
man, On'., under act of Mar. 3, 18 7!'
LIVE AND SOMETIMES LWUL'
A y(w hko it was g tierally stare
thai prices QOUld not drop lor fro.
three to live years . Lvcry product
and every workman Mad it Bgurt
out on paper to ihow that Mis pa
licnlar product or Mis particilia
mgee could not he reduced; W;
prices wore lo continue .for an tu
definite period, if anything drop
p(!(i, tin' uethw fellow" must make
tilt; first concession.
Our whole system of production,
including tiiaiiufact urinn, labor and
distribution, Mad boon placed on a
false basis duo to prices established
on a noncompetitive basis under
vhied service rendered or value de
livered lor the dollar received was
of secondary importance.
The producer of I Me raw material
raised t Me price of Mis products, the
factories raised the price of the
manufactured article, the workman
raised his wanes, till prices were in
creased lo meet the increased cost
of operation, and about this lime
(he article was completed bach to
I Me producer, and he made another
revise and I he mime was started over.
This process was continued until tile
card Mouse of inflated prices bad
reached its peak,
Instead of coming down from the
rickety structure lo a sale founda
tion, everyone tried to cling to the
top and shove Mis neighbor oil flrst,
The laboring man says: "1 can't re
duce my wanes until I lie cost pf
living comes down " The producer
says: "I can't cut my prices until
Wanes come down."
To relieve the situation, obi Man
Kconomjc Law stepped in ami kick
ed the hot loin out uf the card house
and lei the structure of Inflated
prices and wanes down in a heap,
and ghat's about (he way things
The wise ones are net! inn up and
have already shaken the dust off of
themselves and tire starting ahead
on a new basis with a sound foiin
ADVANCE aUARXM) or INDUSTRY
"Wlblcutllng" is u phrase which
Is much abused.
It Is u phrase which has developed
with the oil industry. The Indiviilu
al or company thai seeks oil in new
places is referred to as a "wildcat
ter", and in referring to "wildcat t
lug" the practice bus become loo
common ol speaking of it in light
There is no Question but what
much money Mas been lost in "wild
callinn" ventures, and there hao
undoubted!) heen crooked coiupan
les who have taken (be Investors
mono) lor "wildcat I nig" Just as
there him- been crooked companies
In un oilier lines of activity.
Hut (he tact remains that if ii
were not lor "w ildcut t Inn" STS
would not have oil for our needs
today. The high price lor crude oil
during! the past year encouraged
"wildcat t lug'' in many new local!
lies, and us a result we have oil
producing wells today lu sections of
the count I . w hich never dreamed
of oil a eur or two ago.
An houesl "wildcatter" Is u public
benefuctor, and Instead of miscon
struing the term which is applied to
him, the public should utulerstuud
that it is these pioneers in any In
dustrv, and particular the oil and
milling Industries, who are chiefly
responsible for the wealth and de
velopineiil of our western states
I I!M UlisT Ml MILK
An opportunity to get farm help
from the list of disabled e service
men Is now open to the Oregon
farmer. The men are being educat
ed by the government and are re
quired to take farm experience In
practical farm work along the line
ot their specialities horticulture.
fSm crops, tatty, annual and pool
try husbandry, and general farming.
Since wages are paid by the gov
ernment the farmers getting the
men have to provide only board and
room, together with the opportunity
to get real training in their special-
ies. Some farmers tlnd it profit
able to pay a bonus for high quality
vork. Farmers -wanting this help
my write to J. Ivan Stewart, smper
rising Officer Of tin- federal board at
loi vail is.
POl'LTKY DISEASES SfRK.VD
SYD'S SLY SAYINGS
Life for some is a fat grunt; for
others it is a lean squeal.
Wliy don't some of those prize
lighters challenge old Hi Cos! for a
few rounds on the mat?
The ladies of this (own are still
paying a war tax on their lacs
we mean those with pretty faces,
Personally we have considerable
egotism, but something tells us that
if we were a llBh we would nab the
hOltk, sinker and all.
That same fellow wMo complains
that the home paper has nothing in
It is the first one who hollers when
it's a day late in getting to him.
Don't get hot under the collar and
stop the paper just because there is
something in it thai you do not
agree with Remember, you do not
have lo eat everything In a restau
rant whether ou like it or not. You
don't quit eating because there is
something you do not like.
The tramp is a pest I bat blooms
In the backyard only in the summer.
When he shows up at the kitchen
door, summon old Bruno, inventor
ol the Hum's Hush, and have him
escort the tramp into the alley. If
we'uns are compelled to work for
our eats, why should tramps coast
through the world on their nerve?
Have you ever been bothered with
"The Lad; Who-Had-An-Operatlott"
rehearsing the gruesome details for
the sttth time since the Interesting
eveni look place some three years
ago? Don't you all feel like running
even lime you see her coming your
way? Jus! ask her to out on a new
record the next time she bothers
you, and see if she won't quit.
WHAT'S THE MATTER?
It was midnight on the ocean;
Not a street car was in sight.
The sun was shining brightly,
i'or It rained all day that night.
Twas a summer day in winter.
The rain was snowing fast.
AIhs a barefoot girl with shoes on,
Stood sitting on the grass
It was evening, and the rising sun
Was setting iu the west,
While the Utile llshes in the trees.
Were cuddled In their nest.
The rain was simply pouring
The sun was shining bright
And everything that you could see
Was hidden out of sight.
Then I lie nruuu peeled potatoes
t.ard was rendered by the choir.
While the sexton rang a dish rag.
Someone set the church allre.
I HEAR THEY DONj'T
NEED STOVES INJ
RUSSIA ANY MORE.
AIR KEEPS THE
Warning that poultry diseases
have spread rapidly throughout the
ountry is sounded by the veterln- !
rlan department of the o. a. c. !
Oxperlment station. Chicken po : Is !
reValenl on the coast, and has lived
i to its reputation for fatality,
'uberculosis Is next in fatality, 60
r oenf of all birds brought lo the
tatlon for diagnosis being affected
vitM this disease. White diarrhea
is mentioned third, with lice and
mites as ills from which a largo
number of the birds suffer. "Some
of these troubles are more or less
-asily remedied by a small amount
of perseverance, says the report.
TOLD SOME WEIRD TALES
Old-Time Prospectors Responsible for
Hsir-Raising Descriptions of
1 wonder what has become of that
good old Character of the Southwest,
the milling prospector? I see him no
more, either Mere or in the smaller cit
ies of the desert only occasionally at
the movies, and then not always true
The prospector was given to ro
mancing. Ami what a Held Me had to
work in. Why, in the good old days
i Mere was not a romancer in the en
tire Soul Invest but cherished beyond
measure the Colorado desert, for no
matter Mow great a story lie might
unwind, If lie located it in the des
ert, it was safe, for no one lived there
to prove It raise.
Well do I remember Ihe chagrin of
n certain prospector when he was over
reached by two story-tellers In his own
Held. lie told a good one himself,
about finding a spring of natural ink In
the desert, but another prospector dec
orated the story still further by de
scribing a mine of natural pens he
bad run across. That Would have been
all right if It had been allowed to
drop there, but a third prospector i
dropped Into town a few days Inter
ami placidly related the incident of his I
discovering an asbestos mine from
which becou Id peel sheets of tmttirnl
blotting paper. That seemed to lie
too much for the prospector of the
tirst port, who moped around town for
B few days and then disappeared for a
couple of months. We all knew that
something would happen, and sure
enough It dlfl,
In due time No. 1 returned to the
city, and I hesitate to fell Ihe story
that he unrolled. He said he bad found
a spring of natural gin. According to
the -poctor, all the animals ol the
vicinity were' given to drinking from
the spring, and in consequence there
was a merry round of pleasure among
them all, except wtten they occasion
ally retired from the scene to sleep off
the horrors of swollen heads.
Then No. 2 appeared, and he, too,
had bad an inspiration. Out on tbf
Chocolate mountains, while following
a drift of quarts, he hud been led Into
an Invisible city, where he could hear
all the noises of a busy mart of trade,
iind occasionally collided with the wall
of a sky-scraping building which he
could not see. He could hear the rum
ble of street cars but he could not
see them, mid he was in mortal terror
of being run over, and made his escape
as quickly as possible.
Thai beautiful story, never yet
proved to be false, held its own for
years, and when No. 8 appeared a lit
tle later and related what he fhopght
was a sockdolager (he general public
apparently did not think it an im
provement. The story of the latest ar
rival was that he had found on the
desert an Invisible serpent with a glass
cup instead of a rattle, and when the
serpent was alarmed the cup revolved,
producing exquisite music. And that
story has never yet been proved false.
E. F. Howe in the Los Angeles Express.
A new story Is going around the
flnsncial district about an old South
ern negro who was asked by the pro
prietor of a store how lie happened
to need credit when he'd such a good
"He ducks got 'bout all dat cotton,
snh," was the mournful reply.
"What do you mean, the ducks got
"Well, you see," explained (lie old
mnnM,"I sent dat cotton up to Mem
plils an' dey dedueks the freight, an'
dey dedueks the storage charges, an'
dey dedueks the commission, an' dey
dedueks the taxes yes, snh, de ducks
got 'bout si! dat cotton nn' dat's why
I'm here." Boston Transcript.
Ball Game at Hermiston Sunday.
C A PIT A L AND S U R P L U S
A. Wheelhouse, Pres. E. J. Clough, Vice Pres.
H. Al. Cox, Cashier
Chas. T. Story, Assistant Cashier
ARLINGTON - - - ORECOX
W. H. HATCH
Real Estate Insurance
Legal Convc yances Made
110 A ROMAN - - OREG0IS
K. N. Stnntlebl, President Frank Moat, 1st Vice-President
Italph A. Holte, Cashier M. It. I.ing, 2nd i e-Pro-tdeiit
Bank of Stanfidcl
CAPITAL STOCK $25,000.00
As he madly tore his hair.
Now his head resembles Heaven
For there is no parting there
-An lu MHMHHmmmilH IIMIMI M
Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Time Certificates
The Hub of 38,000 fertile acres
under U. S. Reclamation Service. The "Gate
way to the Great John Day with its 110, -O00
acres to be mad? abundnntby produc
tive by your governments unequalled
BOARDMAN: A progressive town of pro
gressive people in a wonderfully progressive
community, where eyerybodys slogan is
"DO IT." is situated 170 miles east of Port
land, Ore., on the Columbia River, the Col
umbia Highway and the main line of the
Union Pacific Transcontinental Railway.
Have you surveyed our. community? If you
dream of sunshine, flowers, fertile fields and
a comfortable home, "DO IT."
Now is the time to Subscribe for the Boardman Mirror
E. P. DODD, Pres.
City Lots for Sale at
Boardman is a New
Town But Not a
Ideally located on railroad and
Columbia river, far enough away
from any large town to naturally
become the trading center of a
wonderful growing country.