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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1922)
)v AROMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
3400 CARS ORDERED
FOR WESTERN FRUIT
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Acts to Prevent Heavy
Loss on Apple Crop.
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OREGON NEWS NOTES OF PRINCIPAL
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEK
HEPPNKR- UIJ.GTO. ST.UiE
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Washington, D. C. Orders have
been issued to eastern roads to deliver
to western carriers at Chicago within
the next 10 days 3400 refrigerator cars
to aid in the transportation of the
northwestern fruit crop. This action
followed urgent telegrams received
mainly from the Washington state
senators and representatives, who told
the commission that it was vitally
necessary to get a very large number
of refrigerator cars to the northwest
at once to prevent a loss of millions
of dollars on the apple crops cf the
Yakima, Wenatchee and Okanogan
It was admitted at the officas of
the interstate commerce commission
that the movement of the perishable
fruit crop of the country is one of the
most serious problems confronting the
car service division, which is under
Commissioner Aitchison. The de
mands are coming from all sections of
the country, particularly from the
northwest, it was said.
To meet all demands from every
section there is a total of only 60,
000 cars in the United States, and
Oregon, Washington and Idaho com
bined could give one eastbound haul
to each of these cars this year, an of
ficial of the commission declared. At
the same time, however, he said the
frantic demand for ventilated cars is
coming from Michigan, New York,
West Virginia, Colorado and a dozen
othertates, just at a time when (the
commission has finally satisfied the
same sort of an appeal from Cali
fornia, where the movement of the
grape crop was for a time equally as
serious a problem as the apple crop
has lately become.
A. T. Hereim, Jr., is having an
attack of croup but it is said to be
not very serious.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cramer were
guests at the Lee Mead home Sunday
Chas. Latourell, of Heppner , has
been enjoying the open season on
pheasants here this week.
A. W. Cobb and Leslie Packard are
measuring the hay of Boardman as
Italph Wasmer is recuperating from
a severe attack of walking typhoid,
at the Nick Faler home.
Mrs. Clay Warren has been very
ill for several days.
Frank Otto and R. Wasmer moto
red to Hermiston, Monday to see Dr.
The Boardman Oarage has just
installed a new 5 gallon Rowen gas
Don't forget the eleclion day din
ner that the Aid is giving. Fricassed
chicken, dumplings and everything.
RIGHT OF SEAHCI!
Washington, D. C. British rejection
of the American proposal for a treaty
to extend the right of search of vessels
up to 12 miles off-shore was contained
in a note'to Secretary Hughes by An,
bassador Geddes. The communication
was in reply to Mr. Hughes' note of
June 26, setting out difficulties en
countered by American prohibition en
forcement officers in checking the
illicit flow of intoxicants into the U..:
The American note dealt particular
ly with smuggling operations from
Hritish possessions in waters adjacent
to the American coast and Biiggest -i
"methods by which the existing
tremely unfortunate conditions might
be remedied." Among these was a pro
posal for careful supervision of reg's
tries and clearance papers granted to
suspected vessels and "an intern. .
tional arrangement between the Uni
ted States and Great Britain undr
which the authorities of each nation
would be authorized to exercise be
yond the three-mile limit of territorial
waters a measure of control over ves
sels belonging to the other."
Arit Hummell has been staying
with Mrs. Blayden while his mother
1st in Heppner at the teacher's institute.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rallenger, and
daughter Maxine, are visiting in Was
ro this week with the W. A. Murchie
Five Injured When Dirigible Burns.
San Antonio, Tex. The army diri
gible C-2, which recently completed a
transcontinental flight and had reach
ed San Antonio on its way back to
Washington, was burned while being
taken from its hangar at Brooks field
preparatory to a flight over the city.
Four members of the crew and a news
paper man, one of the passengers,
were injured when the dirigible fell
and burned. No fatalities resulted.
Three States to Fight Express Rates.
Portland, Or. In a conference of
public service regulatory bodies of the
three states of Oregon, Washington
and California here it was unanimous
ly decided that the interests of ship
pers and consumers on the Pacific
coast are similar and that this justi
t es concerted action in the proceed
ings now pending before the Interstate
commerce commission for the consid
eration of interstate express rates.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Maconiber, and
Sybil Grace, motored to Pendleton
Wednesday on a shopping tour, re
turning on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Raker and fam
ily, of Sherman county were guee,s
at the E. K. Mulkey home Saturday
Last Saturday evening the grange;
held a very enjoyable meeting in thej
school auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Smith were given the first and second
degrees, that evening.
Dr. Miller, eye and throat specialist j
will be here on October 25 and 26,
to operate for tonsils. Everyone take
advantage of this opportunity and i
have the best service for the price.
Multnomah county's assessment roll,
as corrected by Assessor Welch fol
lowing adjustments by the board of
equalization, shows a decrease of $;".
043,020 from that of last year. The
total last year was $288,636,450 an i
this year it is $283,593,430.
Plans for exhilji' of Deschutes
county potatoes at all of the import
ant potato shows of the northwest and
middle west were formulated at a
meeting of representatives or all the
commercial organizations of central
Oregon, held In Redmond.
Senator McNary has cancelled all
speaking engagements for which h
was scheduled in New England, New
York and New Jersey and left Wash
ington, D. C. Sunday for Oregon, where
he will take the stump In behalf of
republican state and congressional
More than 40 years ago William A.
Kirk filed on government land in
Morrow county. Last week a son, Will
T. Kirk, state industrial accident com
missioner, received a check for bit
share of an overpayment of more than
$100 which his father mude the gov
ernment. Sheriff Wellington's threat to in
vade the various cities of Columbia
county with his deputies and raid
shops operating slot machines if the
city officials did not stop the gambling
was said to have resulted in the clos
ing down of most of the various gamb
The injunction suit of the Lane
county good roads association against
the recall of the unsold portion of the
county's 18,000,006 road bond issue
failed when Judge J. W. Hamilton in
circuit court at Eugene dismissed the
case and ordered the measure placed
on the November ballot.
Prominent Med lord men who ac
qulred timber holdings in that sec
tion which will Justify manufacturing
operations for many years have organ
ized the Talent Lumber company and
will erect a sawmill and box factor
at Talent with a dally capacity of ap
proximately 30,00(1 leet.
George Roberio, charged with kill
ing Alvin 11. I'riee and wounding an
other man in a bus on the lower Co
lumhiu river highway August 21. aaf
been pronounced insane after an ex
amination at St. Helens and the gran d
jury has recommended he be confine;!
in the state hospital at Salem.
The surface of Sutton lake, In tin
western part of Lane county, will In
lowered about three feet when tin
l..iteheil hrotners wno live on Its
gshores, have finished opening an out
Bet. The Mitcheli brothers will re
gclaim 300 acres of land and will culti
I cranberries and vegetables.
Prellmlnafyvevganixatlon of a road
; association which has fur Its purpose
the boosting of a north and south
j highway from Pendleton to Lakevlew,
! was effected when .lames Mottle of
Uklah was elected president of the
i di legations which mot at Pilot Rock,
j Felix A. Johnson ot Range was named
t vice-president and C. I. Barr of Pendle
Circuit Judge Belt of Dallas, sitting
In court at McMinnville sustained the
j demurrer of the defendant in the ease
of the Pacific Co-operative Poultry
: Producers, a co-operative association,
j against J. A. Hansen, thus dissolving
the injunction against Hansen selling
I his eggs to ethers than the pl aintiff,
and dismissing the association's suit
j for spei ile performance of contract
Initiative petitions referring to the
voters of Oregon at tiie general elec
tion in Hit a constitutional amend
ment providing for state government
reorganization and proportionate oc
cupational representation, were filed
with the secretary of state at Salem.
It had been intended to place this
amendment tlh the ballot at the elec
tion next month but lack of sufficient
signatures on the petitions necessitat
ed the d 'lay.
The Davidson Fruit company of
Hood Hiver has loaded aboard the
steamer Gothics tar, which departed
from Portland Friday, the first ship
ment of pears dispatched directly from
Portland to Europe by an all-water
route. The pears, of assorted varie
ties, were shipped in the way of an ex
periment. If the fruit holds up well
it is anticipated heavy shipments of
the fruit will he made by the all
water route next year.
Oregon pensions have been granted
as follows: Benjamin Howell, Kails
City, $12; Clara A. Mlkesell. Heppner.
$30; Mary I-. White, Tin; Dulles. $30;
William O. Ash, Portland. $12; Nancy
Ben John. Chiloquin, $12; Clarence E.
Marers, Albany, $15; Kite Smilev.
i Klnmath agency, $12; Mary A. Gates,
Milton, $30; Elizabeth C. Mol,alu.
', Gresham, $30; Joseph Brat' . Port
; land, $12; Charles M. Best, PUoi Rock,
$12; Theodore Smith, ''and. $12;
: Louis Miller, Molal!a, $l, oorge O.
i Mjuct RucUu, 112.
O. H. McPherrin and I!. E. Burke:
have Installed a stage service between1
Heppner and Arlington that will fill
a long felt want with the traveling
public. The first trip was made last i
Saturday. The line is equipped with
two 7 passenger cars which meet all
requirements of the state law gover
ning motor bus lines and the schedule
calls for two round trips a day Mr.
McPherrin and Mr. Burke have been
operating stages between Pendleton
and Weston for the past six years
and have a thorough knoyledge of the
business and they promise to give the
public a strictly first class serivce.
WALTER M. 118 WOK TALK8
ON TAX ItEIH'CTiON
GRANTED WAGE RISE
Pay of 451.911 Men Lifted 2
Cents an Hour by Rail
road Labor Board.
Walter M. Pierce, democratic cand
idate for governor spoke on the tax
question in the school auditorium
Saturday evening. He gave a very
good talk on the subject and left a
good impression with the people that
he would make an able governor.
Properly eating taxed is the vital
question before the people of
Chicago. The wage bill of the na-
! tlon's railroads was increased an esti
mated $22,125,000 by a decision of the
United States railroad labor board
granting increased pay of 2 cents an
hour to 451,911 maintenance of way
Four of nine groups of the United
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employes and Railroad Shop Work
ers were affected by the raise, the
largest single group being common
laborers. The decision raised mini
mum rates of pay for the classes
affected from the present 23 and 35
cents to 25 and 37 cents.
Chairman Hooper of the labor board
In a statement following the decision
said that the hoard based its find
ing on a genera! upward trend In
Wftges since the board's decision of
last July reducing wages for this and
other groups of workmen and not on
any pronounced change in living costs.
The decision marked a victory for
OregQn today. These taxes we have
voted upon ourselves and there is no the public group of the board which
repudiating the same. The only sol- proposed the 2-cent increase, the pro-
Ution is lax revenues from new sour- posal being rejected at first by the
ces. A severance ta on untaxable three members of the railroad group,
commodities of the present day is a wno favored no change, and the three
suggested remedy to relieve the sit- members of the labor group, who fav
uation. A severance lax of five cents much MwgM Increase,
the thousand on the lumber cut of,
last year would have produced one
million, eight hundred thousand dol
lars. Do you know uny reason why
this Oregon product should not con
tribute toward paying our taxes. Do
you know that the second, thrid and
fourth grades are bundled off onto
you and 1, and the first grade is ship
pod to Japan and foreign porta, Wo
airiafe our ventilating systems thru
third grade knot holes, while the
slant-eyed sit snugly behind the strait
grained. Who should worry if
they were to pay B ' -a for (he privi
lege. The same tax applies to Hie
fisheries. We tax our I'SS to produce
spawn to slc the streams and a few
U, S. BOND OFFERING
IS OVER SUBSCRIBED
Washington, D, O The treasury's
new offering of $5oo,ooo,ooo of 4
per con) 30 year bonds has been over
Ubscrlbed approximately $1,000,000,
000, it was announced by Secretary
Mellon. Books for cash offerings
closed at noon October 14.
Subscriptions for which 4 per cent
victory notes or December 16 treasury
certificate! are tendered In payment
will be received and allotments will
be made in full until November 1.
paekers put up the BTfi I t and reap 'Approximately $150,000,000 of such
the benefits. Many such revenues r ""lj8'''l"tl(mM already l"ve t-
I tea in lull under the terms of the of
fering. Subscriptions received to date, ac
cording to reports in hand, were said
to nsgregate more than $1,550,000,000,
of which about $1,400,000,000 represent
cash subscriptions. Of the cash sub
scriptions more than $325,000,000 was
In amounts not exceeding $10,000 for
any one subscriber.
even spread is not found to relieve
the tax on the land then chaosj con
fronts the state. Are you thinking or
are ou numbed into inactivity thru
the perilous position you find your-
That Turkish Tobacco
The teachTS were all in Heppner :
this week attending the teachers in
stitute. Mrs. Watklns drove over in
her car, taking with" her, Mrs. Crow
der and Miss Powell, Dale Watklns
acting as chauffeur. Mr. Mulkey had
as his guests, Mrs. Hummell and Mr.
John J. Jenkins, who has charge
of the road work in Roardman was
in town Monday. Mr. Jenkins) was
in poor health most of the summer
but is alright again and once more
on the road job making more good
highways for the project citizens. '
The poultry culling demonstration
was held by W. O. Kings, on Tuesday
as announced before. Mr. Cosby, of
O. A. C. was in charge. Only a few
were present, but those present re
ceived many points concerning lay
ing hens which contradicted so many
of our traditional beliefs, concerning
"old biddy" He pronounced Mr.
King?' flock as an exceptionally good
flock for breeding purposes He ad
vised all poultry keepers to cull early
in order to save feeding expenses.
Did you take a vacation?
No, I took a two week trip In
LAND TRUST IS HELD VOID
Washington State Anti-Alien Law
Prevents Any Circumvention.
oiympia, Wash, The unreins court
upheld the ant! alien land law pass
ed by the 1921 legislature, construing
It as a bar to the holding of prop
erty In Washington by citizens for
aliens under a declaration of trust.
The decision wus In the case of the
Hlate against , J. O'Connell and wife,
J. 1). O'Connell and Pierre Lonergan,
and reversed Judge Gilliam of King
county, who sustained a demurrer In
Tile state sued to escheat to Itself
lands held by J. D. O'Connell and
Lonergan for E. J. O'Connell and wife
and D. P. O'Connell, a minor, all
British subjects, under a declaration
of trust executed after the passage
of the anti-alien land law.
248.5 Mlle Gait New Air Record.
Mount demons, Mich. lu traveling
at a greater speed than any human
being ever before at'nined, lieutenant
It. E. Maugbau, a I' in ted States army
pilot, set a new wor'd'a airplane speed
record. He covered a one kilometer
course at the rate ot 248.5 nr'.-s an
hour. The record eras made during
official government tests of speed
Milwaukee Gets Mining Congress.
Cleveland, O -Sidney J. Jennings of
New York was elected president of
the American Mining congress by the
board of director here. Milwaukee
was selected as the neat meeting place