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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1923)
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BOARDMA.N, OREGON, FEIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1923
STATE MARKET AGEXT
C. E. Spence, Market Agent
723 Court House, Port-
land, Oregon. J
An investigation of the various
prices of potatoes on Sept. 6th, re-!
suited in these findings:
The price to growers Had advanced !
about 15 cents per bushel over the
previous week, and growers were
paid $1.35 per sack on the east side
farmers' market for Strictly first
class stock, (.'.her than ! ;rade
were sold for lower prices. The
price the jobbers asked the retailers ;
on this date was $1.75 for best stock. !
The newspaper market prices to re-1
tailers were $1.50 to $1.75.
The price to consumer varied in
different localities of the city. On
the farmers' public market the re
tail price was 1 cents per pound ;
in groceries adjacent to the public
market the price was 2 cents per
pound, while retailers further out
sold 11 pounds for 25 cents. The
range of prices between the grower
and the consumer was from $1 35 1
On this date Front street paid far
mers for poultry, net: :Heavy hens
26c; light, 15c: springs, 28c; Rocks
Mtd Reds, 29c; eggs, 33c.
On this date Alder street markets
retailed these at these prices: Light'
hens, 25c; heavy, 40c; springs, 40c. !
The public market retailed them:
Heavy hens, 28c; light, 24c; friers, I
32c; eggs, 40c. Groceries retailed
eggs at 37-38c.
The daily papers' market reports
on this date, wholesale, were: Hens
heavy, 24-25c; light, 14-15c; eggs,
white hennerries, 32c.
At the public hearing Sept. 5, to
investigate prices and markets of
grain and grain products, the mil
lers admitted that the market quo
tations on grain were "merely bid
prices and do not mean anything:"
that "you can't go by prices in the
newspapers," and "buyers are not re
vealing what their private deals are."
Therefore it would appear that the
newspaper market prices as quoted
by the Merchants Exchange are not
reliable and do not represent actual
sales or prices.
The potato grading and inspection
law goes into effect Sept. 15. There
is no inspection required of tlm grow
er who sells in less than 10 ton lots,
unless the grade is disputed and an
inspection asked for, but on ship
ments above 50 pounds the grower
Is required to grade the stock and
place on the sack or container his
name and adress. In shipments
above 10 tons there must be state in
spection of t he grades. Certified
seed potatoes must bear the cert id
eation tag of the Oregon Agricultural
college. All potatoes offered for sale
that are not graded and do not carry
the grower's name and addrtss shall
be labeled as culls. Pamphlets giv
ing full rules and regulations of the
State Market Agent and the standard
grades may be had without charge
on application at 723 Court House,
Co-operative selling agencies, em
bracing many commodities, are in
process of formation and are being
agitated all over the state. Many
farmers, who produce a half dozen
or more products on their farms, ask
of the Market Agent department how
they are going to cover their various
products without being members of
If the organizations are along com
modity lines, it will be necessary for
the average Willamette valley far
mer to be a member of several of
them to embrace his varied products.
If the co-operative movement ex
tends to this extent. But the prop
osition is that if it is profitable to
market one commodity, why not the
others? Nearly every grower in
Denmark belongs to from five to fif
teen associations, and because of
their efficiency, all are profitable.
WHEN CRABS WEAR HELMETS ! I
Members of Popular Lobster Family,!
Whan Very Young, Wear
Ton can see from his legs and claws,
and from his armor-plated suit, that
the crab is related to the lobster. Hut
What hus happened to his tail?' It is
there all right, but he wears It tucked
up underneath him. Turn him on his
bacli and you will see It.
In his young days the crab Is like
a tadpole, except that he has on his
head what looks like a little round
liehnet provided with a long sharp
spike. At this time of his life he
swims about actively.
Presently he sheds the skin he is
wearing, and emerges a totally differ
ent creature. The spiked cap has
Kune; uie eyes tnat rormerly were
flush with Ids head are now mounted
n stalks. The tall has grown long
er, and it is armed with a row of
At the next change of skin the body
is shorter and broader and the tall is
smaller. Successive "moults" bring
him gradually nearer and nearer to
ids tinal sluipe, and eventually he
tucks his tall under him, adopts a
sideways gait, and becomes the crab
as we know him.
Ships That Fly in the Night
Mrs. McDaniels and children moved
the first of the week to the Earl
Cramer place. Mr. Imus will move
his daughters into the rooms vacated
by the McDaniels family.
DRINK WATER AT CEREMONY g
Members of Royal Family and Offi
cials Participate In Program
Tvrlce a year a wuter-drlnking cere
mony takes place In the principal tem
ple near the royal palace in Bangkok,
Slam, On this occasion all the mem
bers of the royal family, us well as
the military and civil officials, gather
in the temple, and each In turn pre
sents himself before the king, making
a profound obeisance, falling on his
no is. and then da-Inking of the water
contained in the golden Jar, In which
ire soaked spear-heads and other in
struments of war, und sprinkling It
on his forehead.
This is the great oath day, and for
merly the officials on taking the oath
were paid the next six months' salary
n a lump sum, says the Detroit News.
The officials who live fur from Bang
kok, and cannot personally present
themselves before the royal presence,
gather in the office of the chief func
tionary of the locality, where the holy
winter has been sent from Bangkok,
and go through a similar process of
drinking and sprinkling. It Is said
that of late years some of the foreign
employ have been taking part In
the function, to testify their loyalty
to the Siamese monarch.
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f MOTHER EARTH (MOW HAS r rnTE iULj WjMm
LIGHT FOfoTS CLEAR ACROMFW V;'
MOSAIC AW STliEAK BAD Great Gattierlng. of Masons NOT ALWAYS FAULT OF
AMONG OBKGON BRAMBLES ,,. , . , TBLKPHONB3 OP1SRATOR
the George Washington Masonic
LVREAP OF MINES Pl.AXT
TEMPORARILY AT O.A.O,
mmilsslon Asks College to nana
Ppr and (jge Rquippuenl Tor
Benefit of Oregon Mining
The plant o! the Oregon bureau
of ininec on request of the commis
sion, has been transferred to th.fi
Uool Of mines at the state agricul
t iral college, where it will be stored
to meet the. emqrgeney arising from
t e failure of the legislature to nro-
le lor lis mi int nance In tha IO.OO-
- 1 ricnr.ium. Tat! comnii
i tne college regents to tl
t:,.'.i plant and the equipment
far as possible continue ihe
services of the plant for tk
ivid Die interests of th
duatrv of the state."
TIM'S til" C")l. rrn will ,1., thnvi.-l,
9 school of mines, already doing all
' can !o advance fie mining luter
t :. Vccess to the llhrarv and re
rts v''i be provided, and available
tformatlon given to Intoreoted cit-
"The state bureau has conducted
tvostlgatlons of great value to the
a ," says C. K. Newton, d-an o"
lines at the college "it is sincerely
oped that funds to continue U
ortanl work will he provided at tits
"t session of the legislature, in
lie meantime the equipmenl ff'! bo
iii as the eommtsslpn reonetod and
old avallabe for advancing the 'nin
sg interests of the state. ?
f the Staff will do all the'- an in I '
litlon t" their heavy teaching sched-
t'( to assist these Inteiei t ."
Object of "Round Robin."
"Itotind robin" lg a name often given
to a petition signed by a number of
persons in Circular form. By putting
Ihe signatures in a circle undue prom
laen te to any particular person is
avoided. This method is often em
ployed when the leaders of r secret
undertaking for redress of grievances
are afraid to sign their names at the
top of the list on a protest or remon
strance sent to one in authority. If a
round robin is properly signed it Is
ImpomiMa to detect which signatures
were placed on the paper tlrst. The
principle is similar to that which
i-aused the legendary King Arthur to
seat his knights at a round table. Ac
COrdlttg to tradition Arthur's council
table was seml-circulur In form and
each knight present was the same dis
tance from the distinguished king.
The round tuble was to avoid jealousy
among the different members of a
company the round robin Is to pro
tect the lenders of a possibly danger
Mosaic and streak are two virus
diseases of brambles widespread in
Oregon, most commonly found in
loganberry plants. Forms of mosaic
are found on black and red rasp
berries as well as blackberries, and
streak has been found in black cap
In the eastern and middle western
parts of the United Slates these dis
eases are destined to wipe out the
cane fruit industry, according to one
of the most prominent horticultur
ists of the country, unless rapid
strides are made in their control.
In Oregon mosaic is the more prev
alent. Many loganberry plantings
have been found where 90 per cent
of the plants were infected and it
kills out plants in from two to four
years. Streak evidently kills out
plants more rapidly than mosaic, but
since less frequently found it may be
eradicated from Oregon in a few
years by vigilant rogulng and by tak
ing the precaution of p'anting virus
free stock. At the state fair at Snlem
there will be exhibited bv the Ore
gon experiment station examples of
these diseases to aid the grower to
recognize these virus troubles.
The George Washington Masonic
Rational Memorial at Alexandria,
Va, will cost J4,00!),000. It will be
the grandest memorial ever erected
in honor of any man. It will be In
the classic design, 230 by 140 by 200
feet high. Erected on an eminence
along the Potomac river, it will com
mand a view of the tity of Washing
ton and of Mount Vernon. The cor
nerstone of this edifice will be laid
Thursday, Nov. I, 192:!, when the
largest number of Masons ever gath
ered at any time and at any p'ace
In this country will witness the core
A newty-marrled couple were enter
mining their friends, and amongst the
guests was one whose continued rude
ness made btm objectionable to the
rest of the company. His conduct,
although almost unbearable, was tol
erated for some time, until at supper
lie held up on his fork a piece of white
meat which bad been served to blm,
ami in u vein of Intended humor re
marked, "Is this pig?"
"To which end of the fork do you
refer ?M asked a quiet-looking man
sitting at the other end of the table.
Camels Induced to Smoke.
In Morocco, when the natives are
training- wild oiimels. they make
them docile by Inducing them to
smoke tobacco a cigar, loosely roiled,
and placed In the end of a three-cornered
piece of wood through which a
hole has been drilled, says the Irish
Tobacco Trade Journal. "As soon as
the camel begins to draw he becomes
docile and quickly gras) the art of
inhaling the smoke and emitting it
through his nostrils. One defect of
the trulning is that Mr. Camel Is apt
ever after to Insist on smoking at
The Royal Neighbors entertained
the Mod'rn Woodmen Tuesday even
ing at their regular social meeting.
The evening of pleasure was spent
in playing card games and enjoying
the delicious lunch. Pie, coffee,
sandwiches, pickles and more pie
were served. Several amusing toasts
and musical numbers were given by
the ladies. Many more good times
are being planned for the winter
Bead the home paper.
Stacking Clcst to His Job.
Retired Auctioneer And what
you give my daughter!
Prospective Son in i.aw - a thou:
dollars a year allowance, an aul
count rj mansion
Retired Auctioneer (absent-minded
The thermometer, was !)0 in th
lode, bti' In the telephone booth it
fell like 2 12. He was of foreign
extraction and ho was having a hard
timo of It, llggll tg the hook ranldtj
al Intervals and shouting volubly in
to the telephone. IHs OOllar was a
liiap rag. and ever and anon he
paused in his excited gesturing to
wipe tin sweat from his forehead
With a rod bandana handkerchief.
"Don't try to toll me there Is no
such ( (change." he hollowed," i want
thai number, and I want II now! r
must be the right number. It's printi d
at the top of thfir letterhead. I havoi
one in my band this minute. of
course, there's such a central. Oet
busy and give me thai number'
riOTabilshod One Elghi Nine-Five!"
Oregon cooperative associations lr
comfbon with those of other states
may now obtain credit from federal
int rmediate credit bank?, direct. The
war finance Corporation ceases ad
vances February 29. 1934, and man;
cooperative a sOClations uru opening
up linen of (P'dlt at tin no v.' Inter
mediate credit banks. The bank for
" 1 o rat Ives Is located at
Spokane, and met hods of effecting
direct loans were explained by Ward
M. Buckles, manager, before the Or
egon Cooperative council at Portland
1 Dusting wheal seed tor prevention
of stinking smut has been proved a
SUCCeSS In tWO years of lusts. 'Ibis
utie of the dry copper carbonate in
stead or the usual formaldehyde
and blue tone treatments will be
featured In connection with the ex-
I'he Ladles Aid mel Wednesday
the church, it was missionary
1 and the tool' were ablv hau
d bv Mrs. Boerr1! n and Mrs.
Hughes, It was proio-c! at this
Ime that the leachers recen ",OS and
he Ladles Aid play be giv n the
ante evening, presumably on Oct. 5
but we hesitate to state the date
s absolutely settled, having done so
it least three times previously only
o bite to recall It. But unless
tome unforseon disaster apne;'fn. Hie
"Scenes In t' a Union station" will
'e given thai night The matter of
'laving the a' '"i''' pay the ad i4sstni
wa., reoo! idered and it was do-
aided not lo charge the actoM ad
mission, since it was not customary
or strictly according to Royls,
"hen Mrs Crawford extended an
invitation to all the town people s" '
"a ;t hinders to meet at her home "
Oct. it the second Aid meeting of
he month for an ail-day meeting,
Then she and the other women of
he West Bind win entertain. This
vent win be greatly anticipated by
II the miosis. Remember Ihe date!
Rev. and Mrs, Hughes were pre -nt
at this meeting.
Notice to Sportsmen
Notice is hereby give! that It Is
tnlawful to hunt. 1:111 or have In POS
ession, at any time grouse and na
ive pheasants in rna'llla county,
Oregon State Qame Commission,
It, A. E. Durghduff,
State QaOU Warden.
EMPLE LANTERN, NIKKO
of the On n
t.l lint -tale fair.
Famous Impeim Hotel in Tokyo
Such a Question.
Sirs. Mulcahy An' w hy did jez keep
Mickey in after school?
Teacher I asked him who George
Washington was and be only stood
snd looked at me.
Mrs. Mulrhay It's dumfounded the
poor b'y was at yer ignorance. Bos
Let us print those butter wrappers
how good a cigarette
really can bs maci
you must try a-
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