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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
BOARDMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 1921
BIGGEST STORM IN
YEARS SHEEP AND
CATTLE MEN SUFFER
ORGANIZE SKATING PARTY
Herder and 1800 Sheep Lost Board
Closes School for Week Roads
Most All Open Now.
A party of young people organized
a skating party Tuesday evening and
went to Faler's lake. They found
the ice rough and covered with snow
but had a good time just the same.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Stewart chaperoned
The sixteen Inches of snow in
Boardman in places seems to be the
leading topic of the day just now.
A heavy fall of snow started Satur
day with a wind and a lowering
thermometer. By nightfall an old
fashioned blizzard was raging. Four
trains were stalled, one a , rotary
snow plow is still reported buried in
the snowslide which is blocking
traffic. West of The Dalles the river
has been used as a means of exodus
for passengers. Some of the trains
are stationed at The Dalles, others
at Bonneville. The passengers are
being detoured over the S. P. & S.
going by way of Tacoma. The storm
coming so early caught everyone
One disasrous effect of the storm
In this section falls upon the sheep
and cattle men. Monday it was re
ported that one of Carty'6 sheep
herders with a band of 1800 sheep
had left Carty's Saturday and had
not been heard of since. A posse
was organized and scoured the coun
try. He was found Tuesday morn
ing about nine miles south of Board
man, worn out but alive, almost fa
mished and one foot badly frozen
may have to be amputated, but had
his sheep with him, losing only one
out of the band. He was down in a
slight gully and had kept from freez
ing by walking around in a space
about six foot across.
The storm also caught the dairy
men of the Boardman section, who
only recently purchased about 100
milch cows, and who had not yet
had time to prepare sufficient shelter
for them. However, a Chinook struck
here Tuesday evening and it is ex
pected that there will not be much
further damage in this line.
Boardman was overrun Wednes
day night with marooned tourists.
Every bed in town was full, and
then some three men slept on the
restaurant floor without bed or cover
ing of any sort other than their
coats. Among those marooned were
Miss Etta Egan and Irving Hedeen
of Moscow, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Hacklewood and two children, and
Bert Vaughn of Dayton, Washing
ton. The snowslldes and rock-
LADIES' AID HAVE SET
DATE FOR BAZAAR
The Ladies' Aid have decided to
give their Christmas bazaar on Tues
day, December 13th at the school
house. First there will be an oyster
supper given by the male members
of the church in the cafeteria at 6
o'clock, a program will be given in
the Auditorium at 8 o'clock, and in
between times you may viisit the
booths that 'Will ('be scattered all
over the halls and purchase Christ
mas presents, good things to eat,
etc. Be sure and come with your
acketa lined with money.
DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT
There will be a dance given in
'ound's Hall after the entertain
ment Saturday night. The music
ivlll be furnished by the Old Fashion
ed Girls company of the Ellison
White -Chautauqua. This orchestra
las the very latest danro mu.ic
hich they have been ptayiag at
lances all over the country. A large
rowd is expected to be on hand for
both the program and the dance.
slides between The Dalles and
Portland are going to make train
service inipojaihle for about two
weeks, officials say.
An unusually heavy slide of snow
from the mountains has completely
tied .up traffic near Bonneville. This
is no common occurence, but with
snow in Boardman falling fast for
two days we can imagine what The
Dalles would have to contend with.
Owing to the storm and consider
ing that there would be two holidays
this week Thanksgiving and Friday
it was thought best by the school
board not to have school this week.
The busses were unable to run and
over 80 per cent of the pupils are
from the country.
The road gang dragged most all
the roads Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday. They dragged the high
way as far as Messner so the rural
delivery is once more in operation.
Bernard and Caryl Signs have re
covered from the chicken pox and
are once more able to be out.
GOVERNOR JOINS FARM BUREAU
BY ROBERT PULLER.
CHICAGO. Reports to the American Farm Bureau Federation
headquarters from the coast are that the farm bureau drive in California
is meeting with great success. Gov. Wm. D. Stephens was the first to
jofa nttd BW rtlHrt psWiiraph, w iglgpod just after he signed. The
Governor is in the middle with Dr. W. H. Walker, president of the
California Farm bureau federation on his right and Fred Harvey, farm
I an dairy commissioner, on his left.
"he governor said: "Realizing that agriculture is the basic industry
o. California and that every constructive movement for its betterment
is a step toward the development of the entire state. I note with wel
come relief the constructive and conservative force of rural awaken
ing reaching from the school house cer-.er to the county, state and
nation, through such organizations as the California Farm Bureau Fed
eration and the American Farm Bureau Peder; Ham,"
OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK
HUNTERS AFTER RABBITS
An unidentified man of about 26
was struck by an auto on the Pendleton-Walla
Walla highway near Milton
Twenty Ashland men donated their
work Monday on the new community
clubhouse being built by the Civic Im
E. J. Hansett of Turner hat been
appointed by Warden Compton of the
Oregon penitentiary as superintend
ent of the state flax plant.
Construction of a bridge across the
Columbia river near The Dalles would
be authorized under a bill introduced
in congress by Representative Sin
Coburg citizens held a big meet
ing Monday to take steps to form a
drainage area to improve 10,000 acres
of wet land in northern Lane county
and southern Linn county.
The town of Sherwood in Washing
ton county is preparing to spend $40,
000 for a municipal water supply, the
water to be taken from Baker creek,
a tributary of the Tualatin river.
The Lebanon members of the Elks'
lodge have made arrangements with
the owner of the local moving picture
'.)juae to give all the children of the
'.own a free show Christinas day.
Fire which broke out in the flax
plant at the Oregon state penitentiary
at Salem resulted in damage to the
building and contents estimated by
prison officials at approximately $18.
000. Automobile tourists continue to stop
In Roseburg In if " o' (ha lateness
of the acasr-n. Between ; and B0
cars containing an average of four per
sons each, stop each night, it is esti
mated. Jack Latta, forme.- employe of the
Pacific car shops of Portland, was ac
cidently shot at Tule lake near Man.,
while goose hunting and died two
two hours later from loss of blood and
Statistics recently compiled by The
Dalles-Wasco county Chamber of Com
merce show that the Mill creek dis
trict produced and shipped more than
12,000 tons of fruit and vegetables
The Union Oil company of Cali
fornia has sent to the secretary of
state a check for $22,248.68, covering
the tax on the corporation's sale of
gasolene and distillate in Oregon In
W. F. Wright reports the uncover
ing of a valuable gold-producing quartz
vein on his farm, less than two miles
south of Applegate. The vein has a
width of four feet and pans well In
free milling ore.
With but 21.1 per cent of the city's
1460 registered voters at the polls,
the proposition for the city of Grants
Pass to pave that section of the Pa
cific highway within the corporate
limits was defeated.
The state corporation department,
under the supervision of T. B. Hand
ley, corporation commission, paid in
to the general fund of the state a total
of $288,173 during the period June 30,
1920, to June 30. 1921.
Up to the present time more than
3,000,000 pounds of the 1921 crop of
prunes have been shipped to various
markets of the world by the Oregon
Growers' Co-operative association,
with headquarters in Salem.
With an enrollment of 456 children,
the boys' and girls' clubs sponsored by
the government and the state agricul
tural college produced In Clackamas
county products valued at $12,283.68
during the year just ended.
Chester flirt. 18, son of Mrs. Mag
gie Girt, a widow who lives five miles
southwest of Rainier, was shot
through the right lung by Riley Girt,
his uncle, who mistook him for a bear.
The pair werehuntlng together.
The announced itinerary of Mar
shal Ferdinand Foch and his party of
distinguished French military men on
their visit to the northwest specified
December 10 as the date on which the
generalissimo will arrive in Portland.
The assessed valuations of all pub
lic utilities in Oregon for the year
1981 aggregate $185,504,795.29 as
against $181,057,000.63 for the year
1920, according to figures made pub
lic by Frank Lovell, state tax com
missioner. The immediate results of the visit
to Klamath Falls of the caravan of
boosters for The Dalles Klamath high
way, was that a bond Issue may be
floated to cover the cost of construc
tion of the Klamath county end of the
The sum of $150,000 has been In
cluded In the federal house appropria
tions bill with which to wage war on
the beetle insect in the national forests
of Oregon and California, according
to a telegram received at the offices
of F. A. Elliott, state forester.
The pool of 112,000 pounds of this
year's crop of raspberries handled for
the growers of Lane county by the Eu
gene Krult Growers' association has
been closed. The price received by
the growers for red raspberries is 8V4
cents and for blackcaps 10 M cents.
Several reports reaching Tillamook
were to the effects that the Hill in
terests, which have an option on the
Gales Creek & Wilson River rallroud,
will start work on the road before
the option expires next June, and that
the motive power will be electricity.
Because Hugh Johnson was sick
abed and could not put in his fall
grain, a crowd of his neighbors and
several farmers of the Gaston locality
went out to his farm with their teams
lad plows and harrows and worked
all day In his fields. There were 18
Plans for creating a special taxing
district to raise funds to 00 operate
with the highway commission on t.
50-60 basis In constructing a paved
road between Albany and Lebanon
were developed at a meeting In Al
bany of committees representing the
The 2-year-old Jersey cows owned
by O. A. Thompson of Dlachly, Lane
county, scored higher than any other
Jerseys in their class in the entire
United States In the production of
butter fat in August this year, ac
cording to the Jersey Bulletin and
With the figures from one small dis
trict not yet In, County School Super
intendent Moore announces that the
number of pesons of school age
counted in the recent school census
of Lane county totals 11,405, which
Is approximately 250 more than were
counted last year.
Four squads of state traffic officers
working out of Salem arrested more
than 25 motor vehicle drivers on
charges of violating the traffic regu
lations with relation to lights. Similar
drives will be conducted by the state
officers In various sections of Oregon
in the near future.
Percy Cupper, state engineer, will
leave for Salt Lake City late this
month, where he will attend a meet
ing of the Western States Reclama
tion association. Other Oregon repre
sentatives at the session will include
a number of prominent men appointed
recently by Oovernor Olcott.
Charles E. Strickland, special In
vestigator for the state engineers' de
partment, has returned to Salem from
the Summer Lake and Silver Lake Ir--igatlon
districts, where he made an
inspection of the development work
under way. Work on both of the ir
rigation districts It progressing batls
factorily, the Investigator said
Hunters are turning their atten
tion from ducks to rabbits which
are becoming a pest. The snow is
bringing them oul in large numbers
and all who can are rjruying 22s. A
better way would be to poison them
you would have better results.
FARMERS WEEK HAS
BEEN SLATED FOR
DECEMBER 26 TO 31
HARDEST LABOR THEY
DO IN WASHINGTON
As in all political activities the
hardest labor done is to find ways
to spend money, and more money
and more and more.
The Department of Labor works
hardest of all on these lines, and is
making a wonderful record of ef
ficiency In spending.
The Department of Labor, bureau
of labor statistics, has just sent out
"Union Scale of Wages and Hours
of Labor," 280 pages.
It Is mostly tabulated columns of
figures which no one who has not
time to burn at public expense will
ever spend a minute on.
It is all dated back to May 15,
1919, and May 15. 1920. and has
about as much value as the foam on
1917 bone-dry beer.
A few dried-up old statistical
sharps in colleges, wearing horn
rimmed dimmers will pour over them
and they will clutter up libraries.
The volume and the people em
ployed to get it up and the cost of
printing and sending It out to fill
waste baskets runs Into hundreds of
Scores of such government, de
partments employ hundreds of thou
sands of people and are wasting mil
lions on similar belated information.
Then talk about government tak
ing over industries and banking and
insurance and utilities and railroads
and shipping etc?
Winter Short Courses in Many Lines
Have Been Scheduled to Meet
Needs of Farmer.
PARTLOW'8 BUTCHER SHOP
Prince merchants of today started
with a pack tilled with plus and
needles. Our genial butcher, Am
brose Partlow, recently started a
odf l shop. Today Its books and
walls i re filled with eholsest cuts
and birds. lit, I'artlow feels that
his talents should not be submerged
by rendered tallow and ox-tail roup
bones, so he has accepted the agency
for three and one oil. It has been
generally understood that this oil
was for sewing machines only, but
a short talk with Mr. Partlow will
oon convince you of Its many uses
We wish Mr. Partlow success In his
Farmers who waqt to mix more
science with, their farm work; in
production of the most profitable
crops in the most economical way.
will be offered the latest and best
proved information at O. A. C. Farm
ers week this year- -Dec. 26-31.
Getting idle lands to work, and
working lands into larger and more
profitable production through choice
of crops, soil management and wise
use at produce, la the man-sized
problem many Oregon farmers are
wrestling with. Labor and science
are the two solutions- and the mora
the science the less the labor need
ed, say the Farmers week announce
ments. Short courses will be run In some
special phases of farming and relat
ed subjects as follows:
Two weeks course In fruit and ve
getable growing, Dec. 3-17.
Four weeks course in beekeeping,
Jan. 30-Feb. 26.
Four weeks course In grain grad
ing, Jan. 9-21.
Eleven weekB course In tractor
mechanics, Jan. 2-March 18.
Eleven weeks course In dairy man
ufacture, Jan. 2. -March 18.
Eleven weeks course in general
agriculture, Jan. 2. -March 18.
Five months dairy herdsman
course, Jan. 2-June 10.
Five days homemakers conference,
The Oregon grower who has Just
won second place In the nation wide
celery production contest, half acre
lots, has never missed an O. A. C.
Farmers week or short course In
DON'T FORGET OUR LIBRARY
To the snow hound and wrinkled
browed don't forget you have a
library. A good book helps to ease
many a bump. Don't set within your
tfPO and CUM the world.
It has been reported from a reli
able source that the Blate engineers
had made a survey of the Wallula
cut-off and reported the advisability
of completing the highway. Uma
"WILL THEY DO IT! DARE THEY DO IT!
Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, where the Armament Conferen. ;
il being held. Will this lie a new "f.iberty Hall" ior ail the peoples of the
earth liberty in universal world peace?
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