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BOARDMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, .MARCH 16, 1923
Investigation of Proposed Pro
jects to Begin About
Washington, D. C Secretary Work
of the interior department announced
he had directed the reclamation serv
ice to conduct the investigation of the
proposed Columbia basin and Umatilla
rapids reclamation projects, for which
congress recently appropriated $150,
000. The secretary also announced he
had designated Assistant Secretary
Goodwin, whose home is In Spokane,
Wash., and Director Davis of the
reclamation service, to advise him fur
ther as to the engineering, water, legal
and other questions arising in connec
tion with projects.
Investigation of the project!, it was
said, will begin about May 1.
Immediate relief for thousands of
farmers located on federal irrigation
projects in the west will be made avail
able under a policy announced by Sec
Three classes of relief will be given
under authority of an act passed near
the end of the recent session of con
gress. Extension of time for payment of
construction charges on irrigation
ditches, due Anting or before 1022, to
December 31, 1924, will serve to re
lieve many farmers from their most
immediate problem. The second class
of relief will comprise the furnishing
of irrigation water during the se.'son
of 1923 regardless of delinquencies in
payment of past charges either for
operation or construction due the gov
ernment, and the third class will per
mit payment in installments of ac
crued charges for operation, mainten
ance and construction.
R. F. CLEVELAND
5 i5i. " " :
I rcf 111
INTERESTING ARTICLE ON
RAPIDS BY !. C. BROWNELL
An interesting article by D. C.
Brownell appeared in the Portland
Journal Wednesday and I.; as fol
lows: "Development of the Umatilla
project can be made a great demon
stration in complete development for
the benefit of the entire west," said
V. C. Brownell of Umatilla, in Port
land Tuesday. Mi". Brownell, a pio
neer citizen, made the original sug
gestion that Umatilla rapids be
utilized for power, irrigation and
which to bu
of waters o
ieht has appropriated
the state 10,000 with
vey the project. The use
the Columbia river ha
rative, said Mr. Browh
the waters of lateral
streams in I lie
though it leavi
sands of acres
an ea unt Hied,
lity have all been
devel o p m e n t,
undrcds of thou
1 ! I
r present met I
40 ARE DEAD IN
Chicago, 111. Gradual restoration of i
telephone and telegraph facilities in I
the storm swept area between the
Rocky mountains and the Appalachian
range brought details of death and
destruction, the dead nearing a total
of forty, the injured counted at ap
proximately 200 and damage to trans
portation, lines of communications,
homes and business buildings reported
at millions of dollars.
The worst effect of the storm was
felt at Pinson, Tenn., and Deanburg,
Tenn., where the death toll was seven
teen and the injured totaled between
fifty and seventy-five persons.
Cmtral Kentucky felt the irresist
ible force of the gale and as its effects
were being checked, counted its dead
at nine, the injured at approximately
eighty and property damage close to a
In Ohio two persons were reported
killed, one at MaBSillon and one at
Steubenville. Scores were injured.
Practically the whole state of Wis
consin was recovering from the effectb
of a heavy snow.
Richard F. Cleveland, son of former
President Clvela:-d, who is engaged
to Miss Ellen Gailor, daughter of the
pres ding bishop of the Episcap.il
LAPSE IS BEL
Wa'la Walla, Wash. Time rolled
back five years for Jce Straghan, a
convict at the state penitentiary here,
when he regained cunseiom-ness from
a skull operation and picked up the
thread of his existence at Camp Fre
mont, California, in 1913. Straghan,
sent to the penitentiary from Spokane
on a statutory change several months
ago, was operated on by prison physi
cians to relieve epileptic seizures, to
which he had been subject. They dis
covered that a fragment of his skull
had become lodged in the brain cover
ing, causing a pressure.
Five years ago Ktraglian's skull was
fractured when hospital attendants
dropped him from a stretcher while
removing patients during a fire. When
he recovered consciousness after his
most recent operation his first words
"I hope they won t punish the boys.
They didn't mean to drop me. Is the
lie declared that the last five years,
during which he had been convicted
and sent to the penitentiary, were an
absolute blank to him.
.no city can surviv
an unreclaimed dost
leither can Port lain
Id and maintain its
FARM LOANS TO BEGIN
Twelve Regional Banks Will Soon Be
Washington, D. C The federal farm
loan board has completed all necessary
steps up to the actual issuing of char
ters to the new government-financed
intermediate credit banks to put into
operation the new credit system to aid
Commissioner Lobdell 'of the board
said loans under the new system tem
porarily at least, will be limited to a
basis of nine months maturity. Upon
livestock paper satisfactory assurance
of renewal will be given in all proper
cases and under satisfactory condi
tions of security, it was said.
It was indicated to be the plan to
turn over from the treasury $1,000,000
to each of the twelve regional banks
in the system immediately upon the
issuing of charters, with additional
funds up to the aggregate of $6u,000,
000, to be supplied as need arises. Mr.
Lobdell reiterated that it was hoped
to have the system in full operation
within a few weeks.
SAYS BALFOUR 13 V.RGNG
Mistaken Impression Gained in Debt
Issue, Says McAdoo.
Los Angeles, Cai. William G. Mc
Adoo, secretary of the treasury during
the world war, said in a statement
here tiiat it was never suggested by
Lord Balfour or himself that Great
Britain should assume responsibility
for K.ans made by the United States
to allied governments other than Grat
"1 am at a loss to understand,"
McAdoo said, "how Lord Balfour, for
whom I have gieat respect and admira
tion, could have gained the tmpres ion
reflected in the statement attributed
to him that 'the United States Insisted
in substance if not in form that al
though her allies were to spend the
money it was only on our (Great
Britain's) security that they were pre
pared to lend it.' "
l the midst
" he added,
tion as the clearing house of this
wonderful country now practically
undeveloped where should exist fer
tile fields and the . homes of mil
lions begging the privilege to pour
their products into the coast sea
lants' storehouses for export to the
markets of the world.
'The Umatilla development is
asked for the specific development
of the agricultural, industrial and
commercial resources of the interior
k1umbia basin and not with the
Idea that such hydro-electric forces
shall be carried away over high pow
er lines to remote markets, to be
sold at high prices to meet the COBt
of long distance transmission and
high profits of the vendors.
"The priorities at the developed
Umatilla project must be: First to
pump water for reclamation and
cultivation of land: second, to pro
vide the farmer with needful power
in the production and marketing of
his crop and for domestic uses;
third, to electrify the O.-W. R. R. &
N. and S. P. tt S. railroads, and
other roads within the electrically
reclaimed area; fourth, to serve
municipalities in the district; fifth,
for nearby industrial plants; sixth,
for the general market in cuHe there
is a surplus of prnfer.
"The federal government should
finance the dam and power machin
ery, bridge and locks and main can
al. Oregon and Washington should
respectively construct laterals and
canals leading to irrigation district
laterals, and Irrigation districts
should in turn deliver the water to
consumers. The first thought for the
use of the power, the water and
the navigation reshltant from Uma
tilla rapids development should be
the development of the adjacent re
gion where development has pro
vided as far as it can without gov-;rnment-8tat
s Impel us."
THE LADIES STRIKE
AM) THE AWKWARD SQUAD
In all the history of Board man
:his was the best entertainment ever
ivOn in the auditorium.
This opinion jrQU hear expressed
everywhere you go Each playlet was
ui entertainment of itself. Bridget
O'Flannlgan of the old school, and
'II the other girls who were stand
ing up for thoir rights, furnished
".s a rare treat, although they could
not keep from showing their dis
comfiture when the "Ladies" went
on a strike.
or local interest was the Darkies'
ketch and the "Awkward Squad".
The sketch between acts furnished
wreat amusement' even to the most
'aeting who have spent years traili
ng thoir ears for vaudeville, The
' kward Squad wound up the even
ing, which showed the skill and
lalr.stnking our corps of teachers
exhibited in getting us the enter
tainment, And not least by any
n ana did the whole entertainment
prove what wonderful talent our
onnc people have and can show if
brought out .
BtG CHURCH MEETING TO HE
HELD IN BOARDMAN
The Presbyterlal of the Pendleton
presbytery will be held in Board-,
man at the Community church on
March 26 and 27. The first session I
is to be hi id Monday evening. The
young people are rendering a pro
gram which will be followed by an i
address by Miss Preston who is the
loine mission field worker,
On Tuesday dinner is to be served j
.it the church: also luncheon in the
evening. Those who do not have to I
etit'Ttain any of these visitor,', at ;
hone, will be required to furnish
. to i of the eats
Among other visitors will be Mr
Chas. H. Williams who is the for-j
sign ml. slon secretary of the North- ,
ern Pacific district. We also expect
delegates front the various churches
and officers ol the Pendleton 1'ivsiiy
t trial so: ii ly. Eviybod Is urjtetJ to j
some and make this meeting a great
WHEAT MERGER FLAMS
Judge J. J. Maclaren ot Ontario,
Car.sda, who SUOCeeda the late John
Wanamaker as chairman of the Inter,
national Sunday School association.
CITIZENS VVOHK ROAD
A combination of GttlseBS and
buslne s men are busy Ibis week
making a good and passable road
to Wells Springs. We are told that
the brush will be cm alongside the
road in preparation for a pipe line
o the oil well to be drilled at the
iprlng and bo in nadi.iess when oil
Mrs. Macomb. r entertained al a
thicken dinner last Wednesday sven
;ng in honor of Nate's "?" birth
lay, The invited guests were Mr. an.
Mrs. Clay Wam-n, Air. and Mrs. II.
Hfnns, Miss Ida Mefl'oid and Al Ma
Whitfield He!d o;i Murder Chr.rge.
ancouvtr, Wash. George Edward
Whitfield, 20, wai formally accused of
murder in the first degree when in
formation charg.ng i Im with the slay
ing of 11-year-old Anna X ,sko of Bat
tle Ground, while the child was on
her way bl me from the Battle Ground
school, was filed.
Coast Munitions Stirvay to Ej M.;de.
San Francisco. A Survey of every
sizable manufacturing plant in Cali
fornia! Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
Nevada will be started this mouth by
the United states war department to
list the munition-making potentialities
of the Pacific ti ns;, w tli a view of
utilizing these plums immediately in
the event ot a major war emergency.
TEN A?.E KiLLEO
Recklinghausen.-4 Eight Germans
and two French are dead as the ivsult
of clashes with French troops in vari
ous parts of Reckllnghaut en.
One French soldier and three Ger
mans were wounded in u riot ut Dort
mund. A state of sicg." has been derlared
In the entire Recklinghausen district.
Additional troops have been sent to
preserve order at Buer, Where a
French army officer and a French
civilian official KWe killed Sat-inlay
night and where excitement has since
been running high, resulting in re
of the Germans who met death, two
Ware shot down while trying to escape
from the fendafmea In the Buer dis
trict. Five Other! were killed and
several wounded an hour buer, when
a crowd attacked s French guard post.
The eight ii German was l.,lled at Dort
! i al Marketing Association
Arrangements Await Only
State Units' Adoption.
Minneapolis. Final plans for tie OSV
ganixation ot a national co-operatva
wheat-marketing association and pool
have been completed and await only
approval by state organizations to put
it into etfeot, it was announced here.
The plans were approved by a com
mittee which has been meeting here
In the offices of the Northwestern
Wheat Growers Associated.
The plans will be submitted to farm
ers from central stales ut a meet ng
to be held in Wichita. Kan., at a date
to bo announced later. Another meet
ing will be held later on the Pacific
Details of the plan will not be made
public until alter the Wichita meeting.
It was said, however, taut the organ
i.ation expects to pool about 50,000,
000 I UShels of wheat this year.
The states which are to be asked to
Join the ntOVi ment are Oregon, Wash
ington. Idaho, Montana, North Dakota,
Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas,
Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and Col
orado, Members of the committee which
approved the plans are George C. Jew
oit, general manager of the North-
, w. 'stern W heat Growers Associated;
George E. Duis, president of the North
Dakota Wheat Growers' association;
W. H, McQreevy, Carmen, Okla., sec
retary of the National Wheat Growers'
association, and Frank A. Carrecht,
COtfnfiel for the Northwestern Wheat
II. E Warren I
itor in Portland tl
l a tuts
i strike J
Ml JNE EXTRA
1 1 PROCESS GIVEj I
1A DELIGHTFUL f
Wheat Ha.d white, $1.;',7; sofi
white, $1.27; western White, $1.20:
hard winter and northern spring,
$1.20; red western, $1.19.
Corn Whole, $42; cracked, $44.
Hay Alfalfa, $24 per ton; valley
timothy, $23; eastern Oreg. u timothy,
Butter Fat 42 fi i4c.
KJggs itanch, 2'li,ji22c.
Cheese Tillamo.,K triplets,
33c; Young Americas, ZZWfrStc; block
Swiss, 30(U32c; cream brick, 2830c.
Cattle Choice steers, $7.50!!.2o;
medium to good, $6 25tp7.
Sheep Fast of mountain lambs and
choice valley lambs, $13.5014.
Hogs Prima llsh, $J.30&9.65;
smooth heavy, $S'T( 'J.
Wheat Hard while, soft white and
western while, $1.::7; hard red winter,
soft red winter, northern Spring and
h .er Fat MC tic.
Eggs Ranch. 210-24c.
Cattle Prime steers. $7.25 7.65;
medium to choice, $J7'4J7.!5.
Hogs Prime light, $'J.2CQ50;
Hotel Dor ion, pendl
the house of welcome.
Gcorrjc U. Piper Called By Death.
Portland, Or. George U- I'iper,
United Slates collector of customs,
died at Good Samaritan hospital here.
I'iper had bei n an active member of
i lie political life of Oregon since his
return to this suite in 191$. He wus
at one time editor of th Seattle I'ost
Intelllgencer and prominent in Wash-
CRIEF GENERAL MEWS
The Brookbart bill for a presidential
preference prlmarj in Iowa was de
feated by the senate 21 to 25.
Governor WcCray announced that he
would not sign the soldier bonus bill
passed by the Indiana g moral assem
bly. To date the board of estimates has
voted $:i,5uo.ooc for the removal of
snow from the streets of New York
'i reasury officials anticipate, an over-
sithscrlption of $',(). CdO.tii ij to the re
BtMttly announced i: sue of cert il'ieates
Philippine government expenditures
exceeded rovt nues by mure than $7,
Witi.tiU') during 1:22, ucc.OfdlBg to the
annual report of the li.iiulur auditor.
The prohibition enforcement bureau
has started ua Investigation of con
cerns which advertise formulas and
devices lor evading the Volstead act.
Iletail food ccst IB all of 22 repre
sent at ; ve ci t ies decreased between Jan
uary IS ami February 15, according to
figures compiled by the federal labor
E!DS IN ACPTTAL
Modford, Or. The Jury in the night
riding trial of Dr. Jouttt P. Bray, prac
ticing chiropractor and formerly a
local minister; J. F Hlttson, automo
bile merchant, ami Howard ton. or-
cbaidist, accused uf riot In connection
With the kidnupitiK and hanging of
Joseph F. Hale, wealthy music li.stru
ment dt aler. n the night of Maivh
17, last, returned verdict of not
guilty after being out f0 minutes,
'lb i e women were on the jury
It was the most sensational, longest
and one of th hardest fought cases
in the circuit court h. story of Jackson
Bounty, 1 he trial lasted ulmost two
v.ee!;s and osl the county thousands
Sixteen Dthsf citizens were Indicted
al in; with Bray, llltlaon and Hill lor
p.ifVicipiiliio; in the Hale party, under
the name ot John Doe, but have never
yet been apprehended, nor has their
Identity been revealed by the d. strict
$20,000 Tiken in Gtm Robbery.
Portland, Or. Two robbers held up
the offices of the G Cramer a impsny,
jewelers on the seventh floor of the
Selling building, S.xih and Alder
itreets, and .-.; i I with nearly $20,
000 In loose diamonds, rings and
watches just be. on 4 O'CMCI Mouday
Webster to Get Judgethip.
Washington, D. C. Senator Jones of
Washington announced his definite In
tention to name J. Stanley Webster
of Spokane, representative, for United
Slates Judge, ea.-.ihiii d. strict of Washington.
$100,!TOO G.ven Pacific University.
Forest Grove. Pacific university
has received a donation ot I196VOO0
f-om Mrs. Robert L McCormick of
Tacoma, according to announcement
of W. C. Weir, piasideul uf Uie iusa
Mrs. W. H. MeffOrd was called to
the bedside of her moltiT, Mrs.
Knowlton, who was reported very
ill. She lefi on Number one Tues
day for Getcbell, WMH . and will
stay until her mother is better,
Little Mildred Kutzner
sick list this week.
FINNISH DEBT ARRANGED
American Commission Alio Acts On
Washington, D, C. The American
di ot funding SOnmiaSlOB has negotia
ted a tentatlva programme for refund
ing the debt of Fluiand to the United
Stat s and put the recently negotiated
lgreemeiit witli Cieat Britain .u the
final stage preparatory to going Into
I'.nland was accorded terms for the
repayment or bar debt almost identi
cal wnh those given Great lliitaiu:
El tat slon of time for payment over a
period of 62 years with Interest at 3
per ceRt for the first 10 years and HVs
per cent thereafter, lateral on the
di bt was fixed at the rate of 4',i per
cent to December Hi last, when the
2 per cent rale was made effective,
Oreson Bank Is Robbed.
N'-w berg, Or Robert Hums, ex-con-vie,,
and hdgar Lottla Stone, lt years
old, robbed the Hank of St. I'aul at
in: HO o'clock Monday morning, after
holding up MISS Beatfioa. Murphy, tell
er, and tier father, William Mufphy;
escaped to New berg In an automobile
and Within an hour were captured by
Kay Am), Newberg night marshal, and
lodged in Jill. The loot, $703.40 lu
i currency and silver, was recovered.
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