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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
BOARDMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1921
OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK
A. L. Parker,an "employee of the
Crown Willamette Paper company,
was drowned in the Willamette river
at Oregon City while bathing.
Fourteen hundred pounds of mo
lasses and 100 pounds of arsenic were
sent to Crane Prairie last week to be
used as poison for grasshoppers.
Approximately one-third of Umatil
la county's 1H21 wheat crop, or about
2,000,000 bushels, already has been
contracted, the prices ranging near $1,
The first crop of 1!)21 barley thresh
ed in Lane eounty this year yielded 50
bushels to the acre. It was grown on
the ranch of Ralph Coon, of Junction
The Union Oil cpmpany of Califor
nia has remitted to the secretary of
staje $17,706.48, covering the tax on
sales of gasoline and distillate in Ore
gon for June.
J. K. Euyart, a former Medford
banker, is promoting a company to
construct an aerial system to trans
port tourists from the rim of Crater
lake to the lake surface.
Harrlsburg hop men are selliag out
last year's crop as low as 11 cents a
pound. This time last year they re
fused 40 and 45 cents and later in the
summer as high as 65 cents.
Work on the Oregon central mili
tary wagon road from the Kigdon
ranch, 75 miles south of Eugene, to
the summit of the Cascade will be
completed by the last of this week
The shortage in Umatilla county
road funds due to alleged peculations
for which K. C. Ainanu. clerk in the
roadniaater's office, was arrested, will
amount to between $3000 and $4000.
Jail sentences aggregating about a
year, and fines totaling more than
$151 f were the results of recent ac
tivities of operatives of the Oregon
Anti-Saloon league in Marion county.
C. H. Gram, state labor commission
er, reports that labor conditions have
Improved somewhat during the past
few weeks, due to the demand for
workers on farms and in the fruit in
dustry. A. P. Davis, director of the reclama
tion service, will pass several days in
eastern Oregon In August, visiting the
Powder river irrigation project Au
gust 21 and 22, and the Ieschutes
Approximately seven miles of white
guard rails will be built on all sharp
curves aad deep fills on state high
ways in Umatilla county leading to
Pendleton before Round-Up time late
With the lumber mills fast getting
back to normalcy In production and a
consequent reduction in prices of lum
ber, the outlook for home construction
In Baker is more favorable than for
three or four years.
Fire in Brooks-Scanlon slashings
along The Dalles-Oilifornia highway,
13 miles south of Bend, caused so in
tense a degree of heat that automobile
tourists were able to drive through
only with the greaiest difficulty.
The Oregon Wool & Mohair Grow
ers' association has announced the
shipment of ten carloads of market
lambs from valley counties as the re
sult of an order for 10,u00 breeding
lambs which it was asked to fill.
That the body found in the Brum
field auto wreck near Roseburg was
that of W. Dennis Russell and that he
met his death by gunshot wounds in
flicted by a person unknown, was the
verdict returned by a coroner's jury
Orders were received at Eugene to
move all of the airplanes and men sta
tioned at the base of the forest fire
patrol at Medford to the main has-'
at Eugene and all patrols over the
state will start from the Eugene flying
field. Gasoline Btations will continue
to be maintained at Medford and Portland.
Live Irrigon News Items
A band oT60 elk is reported to have
been seen in the neighborhood of
Trout Meadows in Laker county, by
members of the Whitman forest serv
ice. A report has been made to the
state game commission, and every ef
fort will be made to protect the elk.
The 1600 members of the Oregon
Wool and Mohair Growers association
met last week in the various districts
throughout the state to elect the per
manent board of 15 district directors.
Directors are elected by districts in
proportion to the number of sheep
The Willamette Valley Southern
railway, through its traffic manager,
has filed an application with the Ore
gon public service commission asking
that it be allowed to put into effect
reduced week-end rates between
points on its lines and Portland and
Reduction of naval appropriations
will make it impossible for the gov
ernment to assign the historic battle
ship Oregon to the state this year at
federal expense, according to a letter
from Assistant Secretary Kjoeevelt,
received by George A. White, adjutant
general of Oregon.
Based upon the indebtedness of the
state and its political subdivisions,
aggregating $107,400,539.84, as report
ed to Governor Olcott by Frank Lov
ell. state lax commissioner, the aitnu-
i al interest that must be paid to keep
these obligations in good standing will
Oregon's indebtedness, including all
county, city, school, port, irrigation
district and drainage district bonds
and other obligations, aggregate $107,
400,593.84, according to a report filed
with Governor Olcott by Frank Lovell,
state tax commissioner.
For the first time in several years
It is reported that cattle again are
being poisoned by larkspur in Union
county. Several members of the Sum
merville Livestock association have
suffered the loss of several cattle on
the reserve, most of the dead cattle
being found near Five Point creek.
Eight hundred and sixty-three acres
of Indian lands on the Umatilla reser
vation of an appraised value of $86,
820, will be placed on sale September
16, according to Superintendent E. L.
Swartzlander of the Indian agency.
The land is divided into 16 parcels,
none exceeding 80 acres and none loss
than 35 acres of land.
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian,
has returned to Salem after 10 days
at Seattle, where he attended a meet
ing of the veterinarians of the north
west. Dr. Lytle said rports at the ses
sions indicated that livestock condi
tions were improving throughout the
west. Dr. Lytle said reports at the ses
liuuidating the indebtedness caused
by the decline iu prices following the
Marion county's flax crop, which
i pullerB will start to harvest next week,
probably will return to the growers
approximately $45,000, according to a
survey completed recently b Robert
Crawford, superintendent of the penl
' teutiary flax plant. A total of 790
acres of flax were planted this year,
! all but 40 of which were covered by
state contract. Growers will receive
$55 a ton tor the product.
There were six fatalities in Oregon
due to industrial accidents during the
I week ended July 21, according to a
report prepared by the state industrial
accident commission. The victims
were: Ray W. Burt, construction work
er, Portland; Edward Erickson, con
struction laborer, Goble; George H.
Dayton, laborer, Grants Pass; Chris
Hoyt, construction worker. Portland;
Stephen Stewart, road worker. River
ton, and John C. Lewis, lineman, Sa
lem. A total of 357 accidents were re
B. C. Bishop of Brewster, Wash.,
is here visiting for a few days, and
looking after his interests here.
Mrs. Chas. Dempsey has her two
daughters visiting her this week
Mrs. Wm. Shields of Anniston. Ala.,
and Mrs. Leona Lister and daughter
of Portland. Mrs. Dempsey has not
seen Mrs. Shields for 21 years.
J. W. Kirschner of Heppner. spent
a couple of days in Irrigon this week
surveying out the various roads
authorized by the County Court dur
ing the last year. W. R. Walpole
assisted in the work. They were
guests of the Glasgow! Friday noon.
Pastor B. F. Harper preached at
Irrigon Sunday in the absence of our
regular pastor, J. W. Hood, who is
at present in Seattle, Wash. Pastor
Hood expects to leave us soon, but
we have not yet heard who will take
A freight train west bound the
other noon set several fires along
the track at Irrigon. Several vacant
houses west of town narrowly escap
ed being burned. Fires were, how
ever, put out before any serious
Mrs. Nora Castle returned Friday
from a visit to Evanston, Wyoming,
where her son, Ray, is a conductor
for the Union Pacific system. Mrs.
Castle does not expect to stay long,
however, as she has a fine position
Waiting for her at Seaside.
The watermelons are now ripe in
abundance. Not very many have been
shipped out at this writing, but
truck loads have been taken out to
various places. R. S. Lamareoux
went to Arlington Monday, and
others have gone to Umatilla and
Boardman. Cantelottpes and musk
melons should be ripe soon, but there
is not a great deal of them. Good
cooking apples can be had in addi
tion to list supplied last week from
W. A. Ford, and good roasting ear
corn can be had from Fords and
Hendricks. We list these so as to
assist those coming in with their
i cars to Itnd these things, can locate
them with ease.
Keep after the rabbits. They are
still very numerous, and seem to be
coming in from the sage brush back
some distance. They have done con
siderable damage to some of the
watermelon patches in face of ail
the poisoning done.
Mrs. J. W. Warner's mother, Mrs.
M. E. Railsback, and her two sisters,
Mrs. W H. Fowler and Mrs. L. C.
Dade, of Bozeman, Montana, arrived
on the Spokane train Wednesday
morning, and are now visiting at
Warners for a week or ten days.
They left the train at Umatilla, and
took a jitney to Bailey.
Mr. Itolander and Gordon Holmes,
the ferryman, came over from Pat
terson Tuesday with their teams for
lumber from the local yards. Mr.
Holmes reports similar business in
sight from a number of sources on
the Washington side.
The North .Morrow County Fair
at Boardman this year has to be a
success. The Irrigon committee at
tended a Joint meeting at Boardman
Tuesday evening, and drafted rules,
methods, display and prize lists.
They also selected a number of
names of those who will be asked
to act as judges for the various de
partments. The members of the Ir
rigon committee attending this meet
ing were: Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Glas
gow, Mr. and Mrs. Frederickson, Mr.
and Mrs. Ricks, Hugh W. Grim and
N. Seaman. Chas. Powell, of the
finance committee, was unable to get
away .and Mrs. H. C. Wolfe is In
Portland, but Mrs. Ricks who is as
sisting her in the canning depart
ment, acted in her behalf. The fail
will be held on Tuesday, September
18th, which is two days earlier than
that of the county fair. The com
mittee meeting was held In the din
ing room of the Boardman school
building, and the usual after busi
ness feast served consisting of fried
chicken, cakes, sandwiches and cof
fee. The committee reports having
had a line time, and most cordial
treatment at all the meetings and
this insures success in any undertaking.
JOINT SALES AGENCY PLANNED BY
OREGON-WASHINGTON HAY GROWERS
To provide for direct selling of
hay to the consumer, directors and
managers of the Oregon and Wash
ington Hay Growers association have
formulated a joint sales agency to
consist of two directors from each
association and a sales manager to ,
be elected by the agency, the entire I
sales of 100,000 tons of hay under j
contract by the two bodies to be dis- I
posed of through this group.
By a joint agency formed, hay
growers expect to eliminate any fric
tion or COmpetlon between producers i
In the two states, the joint agency
to provide for a mutual carry-over '
of hay, if any, and for equal distri-1
button In sales to both organizations, j
The plan of the joint agency is to
henelit both the consumer and the
producer by the elimination of waste
in the intermediate distribution of
hay between the producer and the
Lee Savely of Echo, and F. L,
Jewltt of Hermiston, have been elect
ed as members of the board of di
rectors of the Oregon association to
serve on the Joint agency and the
two Washington members will likely
be elected within the next few days.
Ten days have been given the di
rectors of the associations to approve
the plans for the Joint agency, and
steps will then be taken to begin the
selling campaign immediately.
Hay growers believe that the for
mation of the Joint agency will
stabilize the hay market by the
elimination of the waste and loss
Incurred In selling through inter
mediate dealers. Approximately 40,
000 tons of hay are under contract
by the Oregon association, and It Is
thought that the total amount which
will be handled by the Joint agency
during the season will be 100,000
IRRIGON IS GREAT
John R. Knight, leader of Knighfs
orchestra of Stanneld, and proprietor
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR MEETING
The Christian Endeavor meeting
was very interesting Sunday evening.
Mrs. Messenger led the meeting.
of Knight's confectionery, accom- the subject being "The Perils of
panled the publisher on his regular Materialism," and was one of great
trip to Boardman Wednesday. Mr. interest to all.
Knight had never seen Boardman, The subject of Divine Healing was
and was anxious to get a glimpse of discussed, and the evangelist, Mrs.
the busy little burg he had heard so Mel'herson. who has been having
tUa WATERMELON FEE 1 1
ON REACH NEXT SUNDAY
A big watermelon feed is to be
held at the Umatilla beach next Sun
day afternoon and evening. Every
body welcome, but don't forget to
bring your own watermelons.
Mr. Mitchell, druggist of Hermis
ton, was a business caller on Ed
A BIRD IN HAND IS BETTER THAN
TWO BIRDS BY MAIL
HEN you order a piece of goods by
mail, you know nothing about the
quality of the article delivered until
it has been tested by use. Having
been used and found wanting, you
have to go to the trouble of sending
it a long distance back for long-distance
satisfaction, a very rare bird
Trade in a home store and you
get quality. The local merchant
must carry quality or his neighbors
will not trade with him. And if
there has been bad quality acciden
tally, it is only a step into his store
to show him the error.
The merchants of our town have
both aualitv and Drice. If vou will
TOUGH PICKING- only figure out the common sense
of it, you will find that it is cheaper
to trade at home in the long run, and the short run. too.
much about. On the return trip they
stopped al Irrigon and were treated
by N. Seaman, the rancher-railroader,
to a taste of the wonderful water
melons he is raising thi year. Mr.
such remarkable success with heal
ing, was spoken of She is in Den
A stranger came to the meeting
who proved to be a Rev. Cask ill, a
Seaman has studied (he culture of minister, who was driving through
melons and this fact added to an on his way to Payette, Idaho, and
ideal soil, results in a product sur
passed by none, and thlB melon in
dustry will yet make Irrigon as
famous as Rooky Ford or the Im
perial Valley, neither place having
anything on the West Extension pro
ject. Mr. Seaman is keeping a sup
ply ol melons at the depot to supply
the many tourists who have heard
of Irrigon melons and stop to take
on a feast.
STORK SHOWERS NUMEROUS
whose pony became lame so that he
was forced to stop off temporarily.
He had known of Mrs. Mcl'herson's
healings, and told of some of them
He is working on the project for a
lime before continuing his journey.
He represents the Pentecostal As
sembly. The subject next Sunday is "Our
Missionary Work Among the In
dians," and Frances Blayden will
COMMUNITY FAIR MEETING
The writer at one time lived in a !
small valley seven by fifteen miles , There were nineteen present at
that was reputed to have the high- the meeting of the community fair
est known birth rate, and the lowest committee held in the school house
death rate of any place of its size. Tuesday evening. Irrigon was well
After living on the project we al- represented. Definite plans were
most believe this place can tnaire the made In regard to prizes to be given
same boast. Stork showers are the on quality, quantity of individual and
popular thing now. display exhibits, amount of space al-
A triple shower is scheduled for loted, etc. After the business was
today at Mrs. Ray Brown's home for concluded, a light luncheon was
three of the East End ladies, then served. For particulars of the fair
the one the following Wednesday at write Chns. Dillabaugh. He will try
Mrs. Dan Itansler's for Mrs. Paul
I'artlow, and still later on another
The shower tor Mrs. I'artlow will
be given by the Ladies' Aid on Wed
nesday, August 3rd,
All honor to our community
need never fret about race suieldi
here, in and around Boardman
to have the prize list ready soon.
MRS. OORIIX.M ENTERTAINS
Mrs. Jack Gorhain entertained a
few ladies Saturday afternoon In
We tumor of her friend, Miss Lena He-
Adams of Walla Wall, Wash. The
afternoon was pleasantly speni over
1 bits of needlework and watching the
RECEPTION FOR PASTOR RUDY antics of the babies present.
The gUSOtJ present were Mrs J. C.
A very enjoyable reception was Ballenger and Maxene, Mrs. Ed
Miles and Dorothy, Mrs. A. T. Here
itu and A. T., Jr.. Mrs. W L. Fin
nell, and Mrs. O. H Warner. A light
given last Thursday evening at th
Chas. Wisner home In honor of Hev
Rudy and wife and Elder Watson
About 22 persons were present, repast was served.
out of town guests being: Mrs. Wal
ney of San Francisco, and Mrs Hattle !
Malloy of Cascade Locks.
Games and social Intercourse in- We understand that G. O. Mc
splred with toasts and anecdotes Pherson has sold his Interest In the
I'HONE CO. REPORTED SOLD
TBADE AT.HOMF ! ( $
were Indulged in until 11 o'clock,
when a light luncheon was served.
Rev. Rudy's family and Elder
Watson left on Tuesday for Hertuls
lon, where they will hold revival
meetings for a short time.
telephone company, and that the
new owners will move here soon to
take control of the office.
Walter Cahoon has sold his team
of horses to Joe l'ringle.
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