The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925, February 24, 1922, Image 1

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Harding Advises Bonus Sales
Tax. E ut Farm Bloc Op
poses Such Plan.
Washington, D. C. Final passage liy
congress of a soldier bonus will not
come for two or three months.
The situation remains so confused
that it is impossible to make an ac
curate prediction whether the measure
will be passed at this session. But
the fact stands out that there is no
hope of passing the bill with In the
next few weeks.
Pay the solders' bonus with a gen
eral sales tax, or postpone the legis
lation, was President Harding's advice
to eongress.
The president's letter, addressed to
Representative Fordney, was read at
a joint meeting of republican members
of the house and senate committees
dealing with the bonus question, who
agreed after some discussion to lenve
the matter in the hands of the ma
jority members of the house commit
tee. "
Chairman Fordney of the house
ways and means committee and Chair
man McCumber of the senate finance
committee said they did not think the j
bonus would be postponed, but were
silent as to a sales tax.
Leaders of the agricultural bloc
were outspoken, however, against this
tax and threatened to counter with a
programme which would include re
enactment of the excess profits and
higher income surtaxes and an in-
crease in inheritance and some other
such taxes.
This plan also was favored by some
democratic leaders.
Proponents of a sales tax professed
to be confident that because of the
strong desire in both the house and
senate to put through the bonus biii
at this session, a majority of members
would come to accept this ievy rather
than see the bonus programme defeated.
Measure Legalizes Co-Oper.itiye Aisc
tions of Parmers ar.d Producers.
Washington, D. C. The Capper-Volstead
co-operative marketing bill,
which legalizes cooperative associa
tions of farmers and producers for
marketing purposes and exempts them
from the Sherman anti-trust law, was
signed by President Harding,
The signing of the bill, one of the
m -sures especially sponsored by the
agiicultural bloc, was witnessed by
Senator Capper and Representative
Volstead, its authors: Senators Mc
Nary, Oregon; Lenroot, Wisconsin,
and Kellogg of Minnesota, and by
Charles S. Barrett, president of the
National Fanners' Union, and other
heads of farm organizations.
The act limits the profits of co
operative associations to 8 per cent
and stockbolderi to one vote each, no
matter bow much stock they may
hold in such organization. Its ad
ministration is under the secretary of
inn Fc-' !r.
Valui t ju In Be
Chicago. Plans for a new farmers'
organization, to be known as the uni
ted farmers' national bloc, were made
here at a conference of farmers from
more than 12 states Among those
present was A. C. Townley, president
of the National Non-Partisan league.
The articles of association adopted
at the meeting provided for organiza
tion from precincts up to a national
committee with a committeeman from
every state, although it was declared
that the association would generally
indorse candidates already in the
field. Chicago was selected as the
national headquarters.
The platform of the association as
given out called for government guar
antee of the cost of production of sta
ple farm products, taxation of excess
profits, and heavy income and inheri
tance taxes, government conservation
and operation of natural resources.
H. Wells Andrews of Genesco, 11.,
was elected president of the organization.
Washington Taxes Cut $4,459,010.13.
Olympia, Wa3h The total taxes of
this state levied in 1921 for all pur
poses and extended on the county tax
rolls for collection in 1J22 amount to
168,206,809.98, as against $72,665,820.11
for 1920, or a reduction of $4,459,010.13,
according to a comprehensive state
ment issued here by the division of
municipal corporations in the st;.te
riuditnr's office.
Citations for gallantry in service
have been forwarded to several en
listed men of the navy by the navy
department, the awards having been
made by the commanding general,
second division, American expedition
ary forces. The following Oregon men
are included In the citations: Alvin L
Bowman, Falls City; Benjamin P
Rogers, Salem.
More than twice as much home
building took place In Portland during
1921 than in any other northwest city,
according to a report made by S. US.
Hege of. Bpokane, chairman of the pub
licity and advertising committee of the
Portland Realty association. The re
port shows that of the $22,241,091
spent in the 17 leading cities of the
northwest, $10,100,700 was spent in
The state highway commission will
conduct a hearing at Albany Satur
day to consider a petition asking foi
permission to create the Aitoany-Lban
on-Foster read improvement district
It is the purpose of the district, ii
created, to improve the so-called San
tiara highway from Albany to the San
ti .m ii forest. Eventually, i;
is proposed to extend the Bantiaru
highway to P-nd.
The value ot livestock on farms and
ranges In Oregon decieas d fr im $101
681.000 to 163,834,500 (87J per cent),
during ;he two yean from January 1,
1920, to January 1, 1922, according to
re,.rtr just issued by the Uniti .
Btntes i.ureau of markets ami cr i
estimates. 1'iis decrease in tola!
va'ue Is due mainly to decrease In
va'.ue par head, although there his
be;n tome decrease in numbers in
mcst cb.sses.
Buffering from lead poisoning In
duced l.v shot which had accumulated
in his intestines through rating wild
ducks, John H. Bell, a fisherman, taw
be n at St. Mary's hospital in Astoria
for several days in a critical condition.
Already strong purgatives have re
nicved 200 or more shot frcm his In
tesiincs and an X-ray examination
showed ihat there were at bast 100
more o.r th little leaden pellets lodged
in a large intestine.
A fig'it to have the battleship Ore
gon, which may be prf served under
the naval treaty, sent to Portland to
be kep.t there permanently, was start
ed by Representative McArthur, a
member of the house naval committee.
The transfer of the old ship was taken
up by Mr. McArthur with the navy
department and it is understood she
will be ordered to Portland If the poo- 1
pie of Oregon guarantee to pay the
r.-.. casi of maintenance.
The half-mile dike which the netted
Statist engineers have been building
at Harrington point in the Columbia I
river has been completed This dike
ts one cf the largest and oust im-1
portant works ever undertaken in the
Columbia river.
A modern eld p:e r'-'s hQsui
erected in Salem at a ccst cf
matflly $55,000. .
The monthly payroll at No:
from mills and othor plants
to n ttrly $118, COO.
American'en Wiir.he held la Tfcl
Ealles, July 12, 13 and .14.
Taxpayers of Linn county met in
Alba: y Monday to consider msars e.
bringing about a reduction. of taxes.
The state Irrigation securities com
mlssi in has certified to $2JO,000 c(.
bonds Issued by tho Mcdford irrigr
i tlon district. . is!
Seventy-five pn perty owners met
at Salem dud organized What will n
know a ;s the Marion county tax re
duction league.
Charles Hall, state senator, ef Marsh?
field, has announced his candidacy fo?
the republican nomination tor goveW
nor of Oregon.
Mllwaukie refused Friday to rccalj
Jchn M. Snyder as mayor, voting lj
to 105 against the recall which was cir
culated last month.
The population of the state hospital
fo.- the insane at Salem totals 1S70 p:4
thnts, tho largest number in the his
lory of the institution
Marion county poultry raisers lieW
a meeting at Salem and organized H
blanch of the-' Pacific Co-operative
Poultry Producers' association.
Main line traffic n the Souther'
Pacific was halted several hours oo
accoant of a heavy slide of dirt about
throe miles east of Grants Pass f
A special election held at Drain re
sulted in the authorization of an $18,
OOO bond issue for the purpose of buy
ing and improving the water plant.
Mount Hoo 1 is 11,253 feet high, or
25 feet higher than the generally ac
cepted altittile, according to new
figures annoueced by the forest serv
ice, a
Orand Rond valley wheat was some
what damaged by the frosts of the past
few months, but so far as has bees re
ported the crcy us a whole will not
Governor Oi ott has announc d thai
he has called a conference of western
governors to be held In Portland Sat
j urday, March :. to discuss the narcotic
drug sit nation.
i Between 600 and 800 members of
the Oregon Christian Endeavor union
from all parts of Oregon met in Salem
to attend the annual convention of the
io prctc
g. n caves, to the
coa-:ty, Re
coi imlttee of t' win lo to the lti m of
$400,000 in t: Interior daparliuen:
appropriation IU1 for the Baker Irriga
tion project fn Baker county.
A resolution opposing the cons -.'.Ida
lion of the I 'lilted States forestr;
bureau with the department or the
interior was adopted by the board of
directors of The Dalles-Wasco count
chamber of co: lmerce.
Asahel Busii Jr., prominent Salem
business man, expects to le.v eaflj
In March for France with a cargo pf
fruit and other Oregon products which
ho Will introduce in the foreign
Tho Douglas county Jail has become
filled almost to capacity during the
past two moitlis and the county has
been forced to buy new furniture in
order to provide additional acconi-
The output of butter in Oregon it.
1921 was greater by more than a mil
lion pounds tl u that of 1920, accord
Ing to the am ual report made by C.
L. llawley, state dairy and food com
Lena Joyce, Camas valley girl who
recently received considerable promin
ence by killing two large wolves single
handed, added to her laurels by bring
ing in to Ror burg the carcasses ot
two large cougar which she killed near
her home.
The live prtrol beats of the state
lsh commissi i aio being conditioned
to patrol the v. aters of the Columbia
and Willamet! i rivers beginning with
the closed salmon season, March 1,
according to Master i'i.ii Warden
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Kuaer, until re
cently of Eldore. Ia., have assumed
charge of the Oregon state training
school for boys at Salem. Mr. Kuaer
is superintendent of the institution,
while Mrs. Kusor will act as matron.
They succeed Mr. and Mrs. I,. M. Gil
bert, who have been employed as sup
erintendent and matron of the school
for the last four years.
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of F
tin i
" knswn Ihat republican members
he senate ..nance committee in re
Wg the s called permanent tariff
had agreed tentatively on contlnu-
the present principle of basing
es on foreign market value,
h ilrman Fordney of the house
s and means committee declared
If this kind of tariff measure was
lad by the senate, the house would
; ) a new bill with an American
tation clause and "let the senate
ugatn." If this should happen, it
said, the j would bo little pros
t of a tariff bill at this session
IBS congress remained on the job
Ughout most of the congressional
ion camp i 'gn.
Roma Plunges 1000 Fttt tf
Ground and Burns at
Hampton Roads.
on Phone Race Reduction DenlSt
:!eni, Or. Patrons of the P.icll'i
iphone & Telegraph company i
on must continue to pay rate
;ing from 30 to 200 per cent i
ss of those in effect prior ti
h 1, 1021.
lis was announced here when tin
on public service commission re
mad in every particular its orlg.
order Incr asing rates under date
'ebruary 28, 1921, and at the same
scored the petitioners who asked
n hearing,
Cr !.-; ?83.;.89 inhabitants of On
gon. 295.723 or 1.7.7 per cent wen
natives of thai state; 880,022 or 48..'
per cent were natives of other states
or of the outlying possessions; am
107. 'I'l l or 13.7 pi r cent, were born ii
foreign countiies, tho census bursal
There were two fatalities In Ore
gon, due to Industrial accidents, dui
lng tho week ending February 10, fee
cording to u report by the state In
duiit rial accident coinmfsslon. Tie
victims wete Melvln A. Smith, stce
worker, Portland, and Sidney A. Coop
or, laborer, Pendleton. A total of 293
accidents ware reported.
Four Marlon end Polk county town!
ha' a ottered Inducements to obtai.
the scutching and retting plant to 1.
cot trncted tr, the Willamette Vallej
Flax & Hemp Growers' association
Th : towns t' it would welcome tie Include Dallas, Turner, Aumi
vlllo and Rid .( all. It was estimated
thrt the plant will cost approximate
ly Men. ono.
:aby Hears Market Reports By Wireless
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When radiophone wireless stations ot the F.ast recently started
diiia out daily market and weather reports even Uncle Sam's cab
,.:I C could in. loneer resist the radio "bug." This new picture
, Secretary of Navy Denby at his desk, carrying on government
;. ,, ive news, educational and entertaining prograaii srs
. r for amateurs by bioadcasting stations in tiic Eat.
si rs have lieen con
s: Charles W. Hald
in,, Astoria; in Wimbsrly, Drain;
re 1 Weatherr, Entarpriwj Harry K.
Jones, Jefferson; Robert .1. Mclsase
I 'ark dale; Charles A. Slrirk, .Sulliet
lin; l.eon W. i.undell. Weston; Dili
I,. Gillespie, Willamiua; l.yman II
Sherey, Woodburn; Thomas Tliomp
son, Psndh ton.
With the p. ii i' of wool 011 the up
grade and vital questions of disease
control, range allotment and manage
meat virtually settled, central Ore
gon sheep raisers, after a two das'
coiii'i 1 enei at iii'iid, believe I lie) lia
left safely tin 111 the difficult
tint: a of the readlUStmanl period .me
that the letnie promises prosperity
l ti..;.. , :th the coming season.
I" .iiy Indians, forming a ttmuan
Of the 01 ce pOWSttUl Pnii(pia tribe
controiii ik praotically all of ths land
west of the Cascades, from the H:,;n
river north lo the talis ol the Will mi
ette, met at Hosi burg to consider the
methods of presenting to tim goveva
meat UMif claim for 112,000,000 grow
ing out of 11 'treaty alleged to have
been made In 1847. The Indians elect
ed 11 eonunlltf e composed of Isadore
Rondeau of Tiller, Kdward Dompler
of I ugi-lie, Mace Tipton of ilide, Joe
Brown of Roseborg and Pross Pleh
ette of Oakland, to handle the affairs
of the organisation, Tipton is the
roco'cnlzed chief of the tribe.
Norfolk, Va. Thirty-four men were
killed, eight were injured seriously
and throe were uninjured or only
slightly bruised when the giant army
airship Roma with her crew and a
number of civilians, totaling 45 in all,
plunged from 1000 feet or more In the
air to the ground at the Hampton
Roads naval base.
The accident presumably was caused
by a broken rudder and as the huge
dirigible plunged to earth it capsized
across a high tension electric line,
bursting into a roaring furnace of
blazing hydrogen gas.
Ban ly a dozen of those aboard were
picked up alive and one of these dlod
on the way lo the hospital. All who
survived the fire escaped by jumping
as the ship struck. The others, pennei
In the hull of tho fallen bag, were
burned to death.
Accounts of survivors and eye
witnesses as to what had happened
appeared to agree that the huge, kite
like structure of the stern rudder. It
self as large as a bombing plane, had
flipped to 0111; side as the Itoma drove
along loop feet above the army baRe.
She was making a trial flight with
a new battery of Liberty motors. They
v. ere installed lo replace Italian en
gines bought with her in Italy.
Washington, l. C. Despite the pres
sure of both republican und democra
tic senate leaders for prompt action,
controversies are developing within
tim foreign relations committee which
may lend to a long discussion of the
arms conference treaties before any
of them are brought to the senate
floor for ratification.
BotnS members of the committee
predict' that the effort to obtain a de
tailed explanation of the negotiation!
leading to the four-power Pacll
treaty would in Itself mean 0OI I
able delay.
Senate debate on the four po.
citie treaty began with a prelit
till resulting in a request to Prssld
Harding for nil available Information
us to bow the treaty was negotiated
The resolution of request had the sup
port of republican und democrat
leaders alike and was approved Wltl
out a record vote.
President Harding, replying to the
senate oil the Hitchcock resolution,
asking for Information relative to the
negotiation of tho four power Pacify
treaty, stated it was Impossible t ,
furnish the requested Information be
cause most of the negotiations were
conducted without maintaining of a
Finance Corporation iuna o3, 136,000
Washington, 11. 0 Wnarwlal assist
ance aggregating M3,llfl,000 has been
given by the war finance corporation
to American exporter! and farmers
since e&aCtlBSnt of the law reviving
the corporation, according to a state
ment from Director Meyer, submitted
in the senate.
44f, Now In Oregon Penitentiary.
Salem. Or.- 1 he population of the
Oregon state penitentiary is now 445,
which is the high mark for a number
of years. This figure shows a gain of
1.13 prisoners during the last It
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