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The Boardman Mirror
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MARK A. CLEVELAND, JUblisher
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EJnttTvd as second-claRs matter Feb
11, 1921, at the poKt office at Board
man, Ore., under act of Mar. 3, 187U.
Printing is the inseparable com
panion of achievement, R. T. Porte
The recent election! in western
states emphasized one point the
people want a reduction In the over
head cost of government.
haying aside all arguments and
prejudices for or against any candi
date, the people have shown unmis
takably that they wish reduction in
present tax burdens. It Is useless
to tell the people that they are to
blame for present stute expenses.
They may have voted for the tax
raising measures but In nine casi m
out of ten the average citizen doe.1;
so not real muz the aggregate bur
den h,, la Ik aping upon blOUMlf.
Any man who reads the country
papers of the states west of the
Kooky mountains could draw but
one conclusion, namely, the people
were demanding a new deal in pub
lic affairs. Incumbents In office who
failed to recognize this condition
have been defeated by candidates
who saw the situation.
Candidates who have gOOa into
office on a tax reduction and effici
ency program in public affairs must
make good with their pre election
promises If they wish to escape con
demnation of the people, Holdover
public officials who are in office
must also recognize the present
state of public opinion and trim
their sallH accordingly.
Every line of private business
has reduced expenses. Every de
partment of state, city and county
governments must do the same.
This does nol mean curtailing effi
ciency. It simply means giving more
service for the same monej Mid
where possible, better ITVlC for lM
stratlon of the fact that the law is! people have little voice In the choice
not always a respecter of large for- of their president, has been a stand
tunes, ing indictment of the virility of th -The
only satisfaction that can come people themselves, who have supinely
to young (Joule? is that he has up
held the family tradition of keeping
his name before the public.
The first notable episode came to
his distinguished grandfather, Jay
Oouldi who was compelled to hide
himself in the old Grand Opea House
to avoid an infuriated mob gather (1
outside in dangerous objection to
certain financial operations.
George Could, the son, began his
publicity with tine Zeiia Nicola ue
disclosures, and has brought it up
to date by his latest malrimonal
The exploits of Anna Could, with
her funny little Count Castellane,
are or too recent a uaie to neeu
Now, seemingly, the third genera
tion, jealous of the family propen
sity for public notice, Intends to
keep the Could name to the fore.
The incident of sending a Gould
to Jail might not be worthy of no
tice save for the fact that persons
who by wealth or position are so
eminently conspicuous owe a greater
duty to society than the smaller fry.
and are expected to set something
ol an example at least so tar as
Obeying the law is concerned.
When they llout the rules if or
derly society, then a jail senu-iice
i a splendid corrective.
SUPPORT DIRECT ELECTION OP
Eet us have a national direct pri
mary. It is time the American peo
pie and not o handful of American
politicians picked and elected the
1'resldenl of the United States, Sen
ator Norril has Introduced a bill for
the abolition of the electoral college,
but if this great reform is to becom:
effective, the Nebraska Senator must
have the solid support of the people.
This is one time when every man
and every woman of voting age
should write letters to their senators
and congressmen urging them to re-
permitted the condition to exist.
The contention that the day has
passed when the electoral college
dare Ily in defiance of the people's
vote is beside the issue. Even an
honest vote is not representative,
and the fact is that open disregard
of the public will remains possible.
The world war has brought to the
United States more than one awak
ening, perhaps the most notable a
realization that, the American peo
ple must take the government of
their own country Into their own
hands, and by that is meant that
the sixty millions of Americans res
ident in the small towns and on the
farms are the balance of power,
and should not be squelched at the
behest of interests in the cities, by
interests that have political to.-ses
hamstrung and obedient to the crack
of the whip.
Country America can and must dic
tate the presidency of the United
States. As a start to our political
renaissance, the sooner we throw thci
electoral college into the discard the
To aid farm marketing associa
tion in marshaling more effectively
their full united strength in pro
moting organized marketing in Ore
gon, the Oregon Cooperative council
has revised its constitution and by
laws. The list of members, who rep
resent their commodity marketing
associations, has been somewhat en
larged, with further provision for
t heir replacement by selected dele
gates if thought best at any time.
Some purposes of the council are
stated as follows:
Coordinate effort among all ag -n-cles
supporting cooperative market
ing; foster understanding and sym
pathy through education of the pub
lic In its advantages; investigate
proposed new associations; mediate
when desired in settlement of dis
agreements between associations and
store to Americans then right of I members; devise plans for support of
supporting the Norris
GOULD EUBOORP proved
When Magistrate Bruce W. Cobb,
of New York City, sent to prison
Flunk M Could, a son of Edwin
Could, for open and wilful violation
of the laws against automobile
speeding, lie performed a public ser
vice, though it did Involve the bu
miliutlng experience of llngerprint
ing the young millionaire
Per onCf tin' court gave a demon
The electoral college stands as
nothing but the symbol Of defiance
of every principle of democracy; in
deed, the whole world lias wondered
bow such an archaic institution has
been tolerated in a country supposed
to have government by majority.
The proposal for direct election
needs no further brief than Hreck
enrtdge got only 12 electoral votes
against 72 for the Kentuckian.
since then the election of minority
president! has become notorious!
and the fact that the nominees are
chosen by the bosses and that the
movement; seek favorable legisla
tion; study transportation problems;
gain confidence of public by con
The council will keep records of
all approved cooperative, marketing
associations, and grant certilicates
for satisfactory activities.
Presidents or the farm bureau,
farmers' union, and state bankers'
association, directors of state col
lege extension service and bureau
of markets, chairman agricultural
committee Portland chamber of com
merce, and presidents, managers and
directors of commodity marketing
associations, are members.
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A YOL'N'G man who recently Inherited t
mammoth fortune speaking of what his
friends called his MJ00d fortune," said:
"It is not all the 'good fortune' it seems to
be. With it has come a sense of tesponsihility
that weighs and wortie .
Moreover, I no longer hold the place among
my former friend)) that 1 it ed to hold and
want to retain. They envy me, Bid envy iso
lates. 1 cannot aasoiiatu ii the name old way.
If 1 entertain my friends moderately i learn
that 1 am accuse, ,,; being miserly. If 1 en
tertain them lavishly 1 know they must feel
that 1 put th.-ri beyond the hope of recipro
cating courtesies. 1 find my money is putting
my friends to the test quite as much as me.
1 am anxious to use my money for the good
of others, not alone for rn POO.
"Those who can share thai thought wi
and help me in that desire ate v
fortune has butlt a wall about me.
Money is the insguia of labor. It represents
the investment of braver ar.d brain. Hfl who
wastes it wants, lie who squanders, it upon
his own pleasures and pastimes is forced to
feel the waste even though his resources he
so inexhaustible that he may never feel the
Man's worth is measured by his earnest
canrrncss to help others.
The closest personal advisor of one of the
richest men in America recently told us that
his friend, whose income w as over half a mil
lion dollars a day, needed no counsel in the
game of getting, hut he eagerly sought help
in the game of .riving. To help men without
hurting their, was the problem which perplexed
"Do I live for myself or for others, am I
altruistic or egotistic, ant 1 merely my own
keeper or am I my brother's keeper?" these
are the problems which money forces you to
face : and you face them just as squarely with
four hundred a month ,i four millions a month.
It is good to iced bread to the hungry, but
it is better to find OUt why they are without
bread. Ic help, them get their ow n bread than
give them your bread.
The highest philanthropy is more than char
tty. curse of the world is poverty. The
gtc't w&r of the twentieth century is going
to be the war against poverty.
So long as money represents the product of
labor, the getters and givers of money will
find their opportunity for happiness only
through the privilege of enlarging the m. rkets
of labor, rightly rewarding labor and giving
just returns to them who invest their brawn
and brain for the good of their brothers as
well as for the sjood of themselves.
J-f l K l.'S the housing pi
Notion' but high rents, hi ;h
taxr an' cares, but why kick! 1 ?l
get back to the way of our ntunly
ancestors and live m the CavAl
Still, we've got to face all th'
maiital discontent. F.ver body v4i't
tin' mariKil. gcttin' divorced, (ft
tin' married again, pcltn' dtVQI I
again, an' the whole trouble could
be stopped by nobody gettuV mar
ried at all. Then we've got the
trouble with children t.oilitn' but
care an' sacrifice well, tit the peo
ple decide not to have nr chil
dren. Really, there isn't a COR
founded thing right with the whole
world, so why not Mop it5 Can't
be done5 llov. we're in a fix.
Mavbe we'd leiter not waste tune
grouch' . Then we'd have tunc
to 6a thing up.
& unci: ofa
man's alive, that's got
pleasin' all the critics that his life is tla
our dear Redeemer lived a short, tin perfect pan. . . .
lint clitics pierced his lovin' heart, as I I ittal huM.ins can. . . .
This land or our'n uas sk d its blood, that
fTimrS peoples might be free. W scire v,ur swords
uiiia .m. bayoneU) ., sai( MIt.a to ,Hr Ue
sent our dashing boys abro: ., an' crushed the
monster's might, and now, we hear the critics howl, " They
never done it right !
Facts is a lot of Dervishes,
their time promotin' all tlve
poKticiana h"s- They
occupy a velvet seat, an' shake
their loaded slice they'd criti
cize the angels, if the devil had
the price !
in editorial guise, that spends
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Climate is Good.
Town is New and Growing
Location Well Chosen
Half way between The
Dalles and Pendleton
On O-W Railroad
On Columbia River
Soil Will Raise Anything
Water for Irrigation from
West Extension of
McKay Creek Darn
Will be built, assuring
more acreage under
; Boardman is a New
i awn Bat Not a
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