THE BOARDMAN MIRROR VOLUME L BOARDMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1921 NUMBER 24. ft OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK It cost Clatsop county f452.093.14 to conduct its schools during the last year. More than 600 persons have visited the Josephine caves near Grants Pass this year. Figures for the year 1920 show that Linn county's dairy products were valued at $988,460. Six and one half miles of the Pacific highway will be paved this summer be tween Halsey and Shedd. The St. Helens Ship company has secured a contract to build 60 pon toons for the United States engineer department. Sheepmen of northern Lake county have started the u oping of more than 40,000 sheep as a preventive measure against scab. Fines imposed in criminal cases dur ing the month of June in Coos county totaled $3260, the majority of which were liquor eases. The Coos county court has made an order directing that able-bodied prison ers in the jail be placed at work on the county roads. A crew of men has started the task of painting the state house at Salem. The cost of the work probably will exceed $6000. Umatilla county's wheat acreage this year is estimated at 226,000, or about the same as last year. There is very little spring wheat. The newly organized Wheat Grow ers' Association of Oregon claims that it will handle one third of the wheat of the state this year. Mary Weygandt, Hood River guide, has been to the top of Mount Hood 489 times and this season intends to reach the five century mark. Work on the Columbia highway be tween Five Mile and Celilo, delayed for several weeks on account of high water, will be resumed at once. Prices ran from 12 to 16 cents when 274,000 pounds of wool, for the most part fine staple, were bought at the annual wool sale held at Bend. Nearly 300 tons of Royal Anne cher ries have been shipped to Eastern points this season from Salem by the Oregon Growers' Cooperative associa tion. A part of the $100,000 water bonds recently voted by the city of Corvallis have been sold, and the work of im proving the system will be started at once. From 10 to 15 appointments of deputy fire wardens and district war dens will be made by F. A. Elliott, state forester, during the next few days. There are still 4720 acres of state land in Gilliam county not yet sold, 11,000 acres in Grant county, 880 in Morrow, 1500 in Sherman and 213, 000 in Harney. The Federal Land bank of Spokane approved $52,000 loans this week for the Condon National Farm Loan asso ciation, making the total amount ap proved to date $439,506. All assets of the state industrial ac cident commission at the close of business, June 30, 1921, aggregated $4,923,724, according to a report pre pared by the department. The Deschutes county court refused a bid of 96.120 on $50,000 worth of county road bonds and decided to dis pose of the county's securities by pri vate sale as the money is needed. Following a visit of an I. W. W. walking delegate to a construction camp on the state highway in Lake Creek valley, 64 laborers laid down their tools and walked out in a body. More than 20,000 pickers will be needed to harvest Oregon's hop crop this year, according to estimates. Ap proximately half this number will be required in Marion and Polk counties. John R. Stites and L. H. Harnett of Salem sent to Warren G. Hardin?. Live Irrigon News Items president of tt.j United States'," a 10 pound crate of Lambert cherries. The cherries were grown in Marion county. L. M. Tucker, in charge of the re cently established state fish Intchery on Hood River at the mouth of Green Point creek, has just received ?"0,000 trout eggs from a hatchery at Klamath Falls. There are more than 1500 registered real estate brokers in Oregon, ac cording to the annual report of the state real estate department. This is an increase of nearly 200 over last vear. "Grandma" Lockwood of Smith River in Coos county was tendered a reception at the community hall at that place recently in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of be birth. Linn county, which boasts the larg est boys' and girls' Jersey calf club in the world in the Shedd Jersey Calf club, and which ranks well it industrial club work along all lines, plans in a short time to have the first boys' and girls' goat club In the United States. The state board of control has awarded the general contract for erect ing the new wing at the state hospital at Pendleton to Hilmer Settergreen of Missoula, Mont. Mr. Settergreen's bid was $126,500. With the reentry of the Hunt Brothers' cannery into the loganberry market, there are now at least five concerns in Salem actively buying berries, at i -ices ranging from 24 to 5 cents a pound. The Portland division of the South ern Pacific stands first of all the Pacific divisions of the company for the least number of accidents during the five months of this year, accord ing to a recent report. Hood River county Fruit Inspector Armstrong has discovered fire blight, one of the most deadly diseases at tacking fruit trees, in upper valley orchards. It is believed the pest has been brought in by birds or high winds from eastern forests. Prospects for the heaviest tonnage of fruit ever shipped out of the Rogue valley are bright, according to a census jtiBt completed by the South ern Pacific Railroad company, work ing in co-operation with the field staff of the Oregon growers. Astoria was the host of approximate ly 500 delegates, representing 21 camps of the United Spanish War Veterans and the women's auxiliaries from 21 cities of Oregon who were present to attend the 13th annual con vention of those organizations. The state superintendent of public instruction has mailed to all county and city superintendents pamphlets setting out the procedure for pre paring budgets and voting school ! taxes under a new law enacted at the 1 last session of the legislature. Robert Grant, who escaped from the state penitentiary at Salem March 27, I 1920, was captured at Wenatchee, Wash., and will be returned to Salem to serve out his unexpired term. Grant originally was received at the prison : from Umatilla county to serve four , years on a charge of burglary. The Oregon supreme court will not hear any more cases until after the August vacation, according to an , nouncement by Arthur Benson, clerk of the court. There are more than 30 cases now pending before the court, a number of which will be disposed of I before vacation adjournment is taken. The interstate commerce commis sion has issued an order of investiga tion on Its own motion relative to the reasonableness of interstate rates on grain and grain products and hay in the western and Pacific states, ac cording to a telegram received at the offices of the public service commission. The park has been full of tourists nearly every night recently, and if we had more conveniences such as water piped into the park, tables and stoves, we could have from 20 to 50 autos parked every night. It is up to the community to keep up the park and provide necessary camping equipment for another sea son as we certainly cannot lose on such a deal. The amount of water melons and other produce we could sell to the tourist would pay us a thousand times over in one season. We realize that our parking facili ties are quite equal to any some dis tance east and west of us and this of course, accounts for the tourist now stopping but with still better and proper equipment, we could attract nearly all of the tourists coming through this part of the country. David E. Lofgren, attorney from Portland, who owns and operates the pumping plant three miles west of Irrigon, spent several days in Ir rigon during the week. He had an expert with him to make some nec essary repairs on his plant. Mr. Lof gren tells us that he has plans well binder way to put in a larger pump ing plant at some high point on his section, capable of irrigating several sections of land. Several land own ers in his district are going together and form a company to accomplish this. Prof. H. A. Scullen, of the O. A. C, accompanied by L. A. Hunt, our retiring county agent, held a meet ing at Glasgow's ranch Tuesday, and gave some demonstrations as to the handling and care of bees. Practi cally everyone in the community who has any bees or expects to have in the future attended this meeting, and all believe they were well paid for the time taken. Prof. Scullen ts a specialist on bees, and is going over the state assisting the bee men to make the business a paying prop osition. M. C. Athey, former editor of the Herald at Hermiston, and Bernard Mainwaring, his successor, were in Irrigon on business Friday. Mr. Mainwaring promises to visit us often In the future. There will be a few less huckle berries in the mountains by the end of the week. The Mark hams, Bene- . fiels, McCoys, Graybeals, Stewards, I and several others are either on the way up to Meacham and Kamela or . will be before this goes to press. Berries are reported plentiful, and probably can be had for less money than for many years past. N. Seaman and son and T. Grim and sons report having had rrpe. melon on the 15th. We will be able to supply the market in a few day-3. Mr. and Mrs. Glasgow, Genevi and Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston motored to Hermiston Saturday, attending to business matters and took in the ' movies in the evening, j G. W. Agee and son spent a couple of days in Irrigon last week, after building a vsmall house on their newly purchased acreage east of Ir rigon. i Lyle Seaman has purchased the red bug of Dr. Gale's through the j Umatilla garage, and is making re gular trips to Umatilla these days with cucumbers and other garden truck. Mrs. H. C. Wolfe and children are i spending a lew days on a vacation in j Portland, visiting with her mother, Mrs. J. Wagner. ! Lyle Seaman spent the week-end ; with friends in Portland. Don't forget the rabbits. See last .week's issue for formula to feed 'em. Several more report even greater 'success, and the writer Is confident J if this idea is followed up generally j all over the country, the rabbits will be made scare everywhere and I ft is up to the farmers to get busy 1 to accomplish this. Pass the word along to your neighbor, and get them all to act at once. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Chisholm and children of Twisp, Wash., and Mrs. Schutter, Mrs. Chisholm's mo ;her. were camped in the shades for two days last week. Mr. Chisholm is an old timer in this part of the country, and says he built the light ing plant at Hermiston some twelve years ago. Mrs. Schutter was look ing over the country in view of lo cating here later. They returned to ' Twisp via the Irrigon ferry 'line, through Prosser and central Wash ington Monday morning. Assist the editor in getting the news of this section. It will be ap preciated by us as well as all our readers. Let us print your Butter Wrappers. ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART TO MAKE THIS A DESERTED TOWN? HAT if this pleasant home town of ours became a "Deserted Village?" The folks who send their dollars to other towns and cities to buy their needs and their luxuries can tell you iust how to make this a "Deserted Village." The trick can be done by everybody following the example of the lew and buying elsewhere. Then there would be no money to pay people who work. There woulrl be no money at alt to buy farm produce ; no money for fire and po lice protection ; no money to keep up homes ; no money to hold people in this town at all. And so your prop erty and home and job would have little value. Trade at home. Every dollar spent 1 here helps to make living in your town better and pleasanter ; every dollar spent at home helps to make the thing you own more valuable. DESERTED VILLAGE. TRADE AT HOMF ! f$ 1 BOARDMAN NOW MUNICIPALITY WITH A COMPLETE SET OF CITY OFFICIALS With characteristic push and en terprise 13oardman is now In the city class with a mayor, six counciltnen. a recorder, treasurer and marshal Saturday the first city election was held and the following were chosen to look after the interests of the baby muncipality until the regular election in December, when officers will be elected for a term or two years : Mayor C. G. Blayden. Counciltnen J. C. Ballanger; Leo Root; Harry Murchie; N. A. Ma comber; Frank Cramer; A. T. Hereim. Recorder - W. L. Finnell. Treasurer W. A. Stewart. City Marshal H. L. Everett. Wednesday evening the new eor- to the postofnee. and lntormally talk porate body met tn the room next ed over the several steps necessary to be taken to properly start off the first regular meeting which will be held soon. J. D. Zurcher of Stan field, was present and advised the city dads on the regular procedure to be followed tn the organization and conduct of newly incorporated cities. Mr. Zurcher will be city at torney, and will draft the ordinances and help with the charter. The first meeting will be (neld within a few days, and the new of j fleers sworn in, bonds of recorder, I treasurer and marshal accepted or disapproved, a few necessary ordinan I ces presented and a draft of the charter made. GROWERS AFTER REDUCED RATES The Importance of the alfalfa growing industry to the stnte of Oregon is often overlooked or minimized by the casunl observer. According to L, A. Hunt, manager of the Oregon Hay Growers' associa tion, the alfalfa producing sections of Eastern and Central Oregon ship out a surplus of over 50,000 tons yearly, at a price to the consumer in excess of $2,000,000. Members of the Oregon Hay Growers' association which repre sents more than 20,000 tons, are at present marshalling their forces pre paratory to making a stand for a reduced rate on alfalfa hay from points east of the Cascades to the Willamette Valley and coast coun ties. According to Mr. Hunt, who, as a representative of the associa tion, is now collecting data on this question, the present rate on hay is responsible for the acute situation both of the growers in Eastern Ore gon and the dairymen of the western sections of the state. The price received by the grower during the past two or three months, declared Mr. Hunt, was $13.00 to $13 50 er ton, while the consumer in the Willamette Valley and coast counties are still paying from $28 to $30 a ton. These figures together with the fart that the price of but terfat has fallen from 65 to 25 cents a pound during the past six months with resultant loss to the dairymen, form the basis for the proposed ap peal for an adjusted rate. Alfalfa producing areas east of the Cascades are growing yearly, and the hay produced Is second to none. Sooner or later the domestic mar ket will be far below production, and it Is with the idea of preparing for the future as well as to afford re lief to the present situation, that the foreign market Is being developed. News Letter. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE Unless the rates in telephones are reduced the farmers of Warren, Ore gon, declare that they will discon tinue their phones. Rates have risen from $12. to $30 per year. Michael J. Nolan, a shell-shocked war veteran, eclipsed all professors and competitors in passing the Edi son question test. He answered all of the 60 questions in one minute and ten seconds. Munition makers of America and England place themselves on record as being in favor of reducing arma ment. The Du Fonts', Judge Gary of the United States Steel corporation, and Hudson Maxim, are among the Americans favoring disarmament. On a big ranch in Oklahoma 1 00 new harnesses were required. The owners, disgusted with the low price of hides and the high price of harnesses, installed a tannery, hired a harnessmaker, and made their own harnesses. They say in a public statement that it cost them Just one fourth the usual price. Necessity is solving the economic problem. "We men of the earth have here the stuff of paradise. We have enough to build unto the unf ullilled." Mrs. Enrl Bugg and son, Melvln, of (irandview, Wash., arrived Thurs day morning for a visit at the A. T. Hereim and A. I.. Larsen homes. On Saturday afternoon Mr. Bugg with Arthur Iloye and Mr and Mrs. Harry Moore, all of Grandvlew, flrove across and all visited until Sunday evening, when they drove home. The Misses Dorothy Board man and Doris Hoaly gave a surprise party at the home of Mr. Olson on Miss Delia OlHon Tuesday evening, the occasion being her sixteenth birthday anniver sary. Games and dancing were the order of the evening. A delicious luncheon of sandwiches, cake and lemonade was served, after which la happy but tired crowd wended their Adolf Kknubo is putting up a mix ture of alfalfa and hairy vetch, go ing some four to five tons to the acre. He thinks the vetch seed will go about 400 pounds to the acre, bringing more gross returns per acre than three cuttings of alfalfa. Besides the above mixture he will gel one good crop of clean alfalfa off the same land. Mr. Hkoubo has experimented with hairy vetch for seven years, and thinks there Is great possibilities in this mixture, espwially in connection with dairy ing. It may be worth while for our dairymen to investigate this proposition. Kor the first time since the war the Stars and Stripes floated over some of the houses In (Jermany on the Fourth. way home. Walt Cohoon, one of the progres sive East End farmers, seems to be pursued by the Goddess of III Luck the past few months. He lost his cow, then some hogs and now the greatest loss occured Monday night when he lost his barn, chickens, and all of his first crop of hay by fire. It seems that a fire started In the manure pile and Mr. Cohoon and a neighbor extinguished It. Thinking 11 was entirely out he came to town, but Just a few sparks were left enough to start a conflagation that destroyed barn and stacks Fortu nately the house was not in the path of the (lames. Mr Cohoon la a homesteader and has his place in fine shape and is improving It rapid ly. The Art means quite a loss to him at this time HOME SWEET HOME Earl Hunt J M(?S JONES JUST RECEIVED A fflg, I WELL WHAT PIP WE ga i BABY GtfANP FUOM THEIB ViOVM Hgfe EVER &Et rfori ( JLR FOLKS THAT COST ANY ) ONE TIME YOUO FATHER GAVE M THE MOST EXPENSIVE Lit' PRESENT I EVES HOP I K. AlON THE DAY OF OOP MARPIAGE I , h MM) YOU- HA!HA!Hty- ' VjVm V-T I ' "