Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1924)
THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
BOARDMAN, MORROW COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1924
LET'S GET MARRIED,
A BIG SUCCESS
The Auxiliary play was given last
Saturday evening to a packed house
and was enjoyed by all. "Let's All
Get Married" was the title, and
Nate Macomber as leading man,
and Mrs. Davis as his niece, both
played their parts admirably. Nona
Rands as the flippant stenographer,
was very good, as she always is in
any amateur theatrical, and Opal
Wagner seems to always be cast as
an ardent lover, no doubt because
he plays the part so well. The vari
ous predicaments in which he found
himself held the interest of the aud
ience. Albert Macomber made a
good looking clergyman but had
difficulty in making his voice carry.
Alton Klitz was an excellent English
butler, and Bob Smith aj an irres
ponsible college boy made quite a
hit with the audience. Mrs. Stewart
played the part of the professor's
fiance and her acting was very good,
but she too, had difficulty in mak
ing herself heard, as did Mr. W. A.
Goodwin, who made a very1 goqd
family lawyer. Mrs. Nate Macomber
took the part of Miss Plun, the
maiden aunt which she carried
splendidly. The acoustic properties
of the auditorium are miserable and
takes a voice with good carrying
power to make itself heard in that i
room. Mrs. J. C. ISallenger directed
the play. She and the players are to!
be congratulated for their work as j
it was a difficult play. Bob Smith
and Mr. Dodd, operators at Messner, j
both brought down the house with
their vaudeville skit between acts,
the former taking the part of the
red-haired Irishman, and the latter
a negro who flourished an enormous
ra.or and carried an alarm clock
Their songs and patter were good,
and the audience responded heartily
with their applause.
Miss Juanita Wolff gave two pi
ano selections which were greatly
appreciated. She has a wonderful
touch and plays the difficult pieces
with the greatest ease. Boardman is
fortunate in having so talented a
person in their midst.
People always like a home-talent
play and we understand that more
of them are under way. The cos
tumes were superb and the stage
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Binns,
former Boardman residents, came
up Sunday morning, and visited at
the Macomber home. Mr. Binns re
turned to Portland that day, but
Mrs. Binns remained for several
Kertnntli Peterson Disappears
Kenneth Peterson, 14 years old.
after expressing a wish to go out
and "see something of the world."
left Portland on Friday. February
29, and was last seen at The Dalles.
One man was told by the boy that
he intended to go to Pendleton. He
told another that he intended to go
to Bend, expressing discouragement
and a readiness to come home. His
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Peter
son, 190 Fourteenth street, Port
land, Oregon, have not heard from
him since he was seen by the agent
at The Dalles station, Saturday.
March 1, and are worried and an
xious to learn his whereabouts, and
if anyone knows of the whereabouts
of this boy the parents will annre
ciate their communicating with them
at once by wire at their expense.
The boy left Portland in company
with Albert Butler, age 16. This
boy is very noticeable on account of
a large scar on his right taw, how
ever, they may have parted com
Kenneth Peterson wore a light
green coat and had a green flannel
shirt and a light striped shirt, eith
er of which he may be wearine:
corduroy breeches. puttees and
black shoes and a light cap. He ha?
blue eyes, light brown hair and a
fair complexion. He is five feet
five inches tall and weighs 110
Defacement of signboards and
other government property on the
!national forests is another misde
meanor which often results in fines
In the t'matilla National Forest.
Washington, a tourist who wanted
his name to be handed down to pos
terity via a signpost, was overtaken
within a few hours from the time
he practiced writing his signature.
The judge gave him his choice of
backtracking 25 miles and erasing
his name from the signboard or
paying a fine. He chose the former
WANTED Fresh eggs and chickens.
French Cafe, PendleUm. au31tf
STATE MARKET AGENT
"You fellows don't make any
money. You don't buy anything
from me except overalls for your
selves and Mother Hubbards for
your wives. oti don't buy any
furniture except the cheapest. You
don't buy kitchen utensils except
tinware. The only way I can make
pny money is buying up mortgages
V your faiims and forclosingj on
you. hut I don't want to make mon
ey that way. I want to make money
as a souare merchant and I can't
do it unless you fellows are making
This was the opening talk at a
big cooperative meeting In Califor
nia by one of the big merchants in
Fresno, and then h-j told the grow
ers if they would organize right and
dig in to help themselves, he would
put every dollar he had in the world
The interests of the farmer, mer
chant, banker, lawyer, teacher and
workers are closely allied. When the
producers are prosperous the oth
er iiteiosts are certain to be. Ore
gon needs business men like this
Fresno department store proprietor
to walk into the cooperative move
ment and help put it across.
If all the cattle in Oregon Were
marketed through one big cooper
ative sellirg association, the stock
men would be placed on an even
liasis with the packers in the fix
'hg of nrloes. This plan has been
worked out with wonderful success
in some of the middle west states,
and the official reports are on file
in the state market agent's office
These stork growers operate their
own stock vanls. They control the
stock all the wy through.
The margin between the flour
price and the bread price, for a har
rel of flour, has spread from $TV4Q
to MS. 30, while the price of wheat j
to the grower is below the cost of ,
production. The department Of
agriculture states that a pound of
bread that cost the consumer 5.3
cents in 1913, in Minneapolis, now
costs 9 cents, while floiT, which
wa 14.48 a barrel in 1913, is now
R 89 from the mnkers.
The Portland Chamher of Com
merce has reversed its first decision ,
and is now stronglv backing thj?
wheat export bill before congress,
and will send representatives to
Washington to work for the law. ,
At the recent Portland meeting of
the chamher and the wheat growers j
of eastern Oregon, the bankers stat
ed that many wheat growers have I
turned their ranches over to the
mortgage companies; that they are
going deeper and deeper into debt, j
and that unless some measure like
the export bill gives them speedy re-1
lief, they will leave the farms in
great numbers this summer and)
Minnesota is showing the nation '
what cooperation can do The state
Is leading all other states in the
movement because those who under- '
stand agriculture are directing it.
In its cooperative dairy work Min
nesota is getting 12 cents per pound
more for its butterfat than Nebras
ka, and 8 cents more than Wiscon
sin, North and South Dakota and
Iowa. Of farm products it markets
almost half of the entire state's
production, and in live stock, one
half of the shipping is handled
through cooperative associations. Of
20,900 cars of live stock handled
the average cost was a trifle more
than $8, and the net average profit
more than $4, against a handling
cost of $16 through commission
men and a loss of $4 the differ
ence between success and failure.
What Minnesota is dotal .tic ha:
done, Oregon can do, when the cat
tle men, fruit men, dairy men and
others will come to the one-way of
thinking, unite solidly and put
those at the head who know the
work. The leaders of the cooper
ative work in Minnesota state that
united action of farmers is the big
gest factor to save the Industry of
anything so far suggested - that the
farmers must save themselves.
Edited by the High School Students
EDITOR, Zoe Hadley, '24 Ass't. Editor, Edward McClellaiir'25
Joke Editor, Alton Klitz, "24
"Rip Van Winkle," a production
to be put on for the school by Al
G. Storey of Portland, will be of
fered Saturday evening March 22.
Mr. Story is an artist in his line and
does the work with the assistance
of twelve high school and grade
children. He will divide receipts
equally with the school. '
Being a scene painter, Mr. Story
promises to help us furnish the
stage with equipment such as scene
painting of a drop curtain and pan
els for exterior and interior decor
ations. With the school board
furnishing material and the manual
training boys doing the work these
things can be done at a small cost.
Mr. Story will do the scene paint
ing free of charge.
The school and other organiza
tions giving home talent plays will
be saved much time and labor in
putting up and tearing down im
provised stage equipment. Board
man audiences will be delighted
with the colorful, restful environ
ment which will greet them at every
Everybody boost for "Pip Van
The manual training shop is a
busy place these days. The boys are
beginning to realize that the end of
the school year will soon be here,
and that they must hurry to com
plete their work. Cedar chests are
the most popular project, and! it
looks as thoug.i we would have
some good ones.
On windy days the boys work
overtime in the shop, in the morn
ing, at noon and at recess time. 1
Some of them star af'er school to
finish up their work. Can you im
agine how interested they must be, :
to stay in after school without be
ing compelled to do so?
Toward the end of the year the1
domestic science and manual train
ing departments will probably have
a combined exhibit of the work they
have done This should prove in
leresling to the parents, and should
stimulate the children to do good
8KIX QUICKENS AND BOGS- BOARDMAN SCHOOLS
llinr HOME IMPROVEMENTS -pQ STAGE PLAY
Farm women of Charleston county,
South Carolina, sold 5,441 pound.!
of poultry and 10,388 iosen e:rg-
during 1 923, as compared with f0
pounds of market poultry and 1,000
dozen eggs in 1920. This la t ,. . In
crease In three years' was accomp
lir.hod, an the part of extensior
workers cooperatively directed b'
the T'Mted State Department lei1"
Agriculture and the stapi agricul
tural colleges by co-.stanfly empha
sising the value of purebred novi'
trv and of Hie need of enuii'"; al'
products. Thr homo demonstration
agent rendered all possible assist
nnce In the marketing of these pro
ducts, but the good results are at
trlbuted largely to the fact that .'
everv meeting h'-ld, no matte-
Herr Cominsky, the great, musi
cian, desires to borrow a violin. He
wants to do some fidllng in Uncle
Ephraim's troupe, which will be
here April 4th. Prof. Goowtsky will
assist Cominsky in his artistic en
deavors in the music line. Remem
ber the date.
And it came tot pass that two
girls of the eighth grade appeared
at the school one lay last wefek in
dresses that flashed forth their class
colors of blue and gold. Class spirit?
Well, yes, and the eighth grade
knows how, when, why and where
to display it.
what sub'ect was discussed, no"'
try was advised as a means of in
oreasiri? the home income Out of
138 women enrolled in bom" del n
onntration work, 70 improved thei
fbyka by 'he purchase of standard
bred Cockerels or baby chick".
In addition to selling poolr-, "
I'.rtT IWMntU of butter and fro-'
vegetables, amounting 'o IS.368.50
Were sold In the county. The "or
oy earned hv the women in the?'
ways was divided into three por
tions. One part was laid awav fc
a rain day, one par' was spent r
supplying special needs of the chl'
dret for food or Clothing and a thin'
part was spent for homo Improvi
ments. Anion". thoie Imnnov1
ments. 23 house - -,. 'WO'lelfld b
havtng additions, new floors, or nev
lighting systems. Eleven wome
bought gasoline irons, two mad
Wheel trnys. and four bought ki
'hen cabinet'.: fifteen planted fru'
trees and 1 S 9 planted local tree
and shrubs to beautify the hour
Roy Dempsey, a former student,
who has been away for some time,
reentered school on March, 4th.
Ruby McCallum, from Washing
ton, was welcomed to the fourth
grade last Monday.
On account of contagion at the
Olson home Ivy and Earl are ab
sent from school this week.
Mrs. Dempsey was a visitor in the
school last Thursday.
Every member of the eighth
grade has written a story of the
constitution, Its origin and what it
contains. They also give their
reasons for thinking it a good con
stitution. Perhaps one of the)se
stories will appear in next week's
The county superintendent an
nounces that she will hold a local
teachers' institute at Boardman
school Saturday, March 29. There
will probably be forenoon and aft
ternoon sessions and State Super
intendent J. A. Churchill who is to
be present, utuires to speak to the
citizens of Boardman and also the
teachers of this vicinity, Including
those of Irrigon. All are invited to
attend these meetings. Don't for
get the date.
The decorating committee of the
seventh and eighth grade room are
endeavoring to hasten the arrival
of spring by adding a touch of col
or in the way of tulips, Dutch chil
dren, pussy willows and apple blos
soms. The primary room is also gaily
decked with tulips on the windows,
while on the blackboard border
may be seen umbrellas, indicative
of March storms to come.
A hundred-pound weight fell
from the seventh and eighth gran-,
room into the cafeteria Friday even
ing. Fortunately no one was injured.
Some of the boys want batting
practice. Do they need it? Yea,
Mr. Macomber Is endeavoring
to clean up the school premises by
clearing me waste our oi me uuen
es and burning It.
The opening game of the season
will be with Umatilla, on our
grounds. Roth boys' and girls'
teams will get into action. Are
we going to beat 'em? Yea bo!
The fifth and sixth grade sewing
class have their little aprons about
Now this is the law of the jungle
as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it
may prosper, but the Wolf that
shall break It must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree
trunk, the law runneth forward
For the strength of the Pack is tlie
Wolf, and the strength of the
Wolf is the Pack Kipling.
The boys threw the rocks off the
infield last week. We would have
a dandy athletic field if we could
get rid of those rocks. Maybe some
kind hearted patrons will help us
out in fixing up our field. Some
thing must be done before next
The seventh and eighth grade
sewing classes are making summer
dresses. They are now finishing
By the way, we're going to have
a championship football team next
fall A little spring training Is
now in order.
Change now to the
brand that never
changes and you'll
never change again.
The Freshmen girls were each re
quired to make a blouse of cotton
material. The blouses are nearly
The advanced sewing classes have
just about completed their renovat
ed dresses, which they were requir
ed to make.
Mr. Mulkey -"Why do you want
to read that book on the front
Norman "Mrs. Crowder told me
I would flunk If I didn't do MIDI
Howard- "What's the difference
between a pan cake and a waffle?"
Carl "A waffle has cleats on It."
"Hector "My ear hurts, and I
don't know what to do for it. Do
Blanche "Did you, ever ' try
CARE F GARDEN soil.s
is sriwECT of i(ni:v
(From Department of Industrie'
Journalism, Oregon Agricultural
Garden soils, even I hough care
fully selected sometimes do not pro
duce ns expected. Tlie many In
qulrtes coming into the department
of vegetable gardening at O. A. C
prompt the following recniumenda
tlons which if carefully followed In
the grower will enable him in. most
cases to produce profitable crops.
A chemical analysis of the soil Ir
seldom of any benefit to a hotm
gardener although an acidity test
or an examination of the physical
qualities of the soil may be useful
.A liberal application of manure i
generallv the best remedy for n
poor soil. Well rotted horse man
ure is preferable to any other ferl
lllier, This material should b
well mixed with the soil but not
too deeply or much of its benefl'
will be lost.
I, ime is very often useful in Im
proving the textdre Oi 'he soil which
will help to make It productive. A
good application rate is 10 to 18
pounMi per square rod of soil. Wood
ashes will not take the place ,of
lime If wood ashes are applied in
too large quantities they will ruin
any garden soil by converting it In
to an alkaline condition.
In addition to the manure appli
cation it is oftentimes desirable to
apply 4 pounds of a complete com-
tnerclal fertiliser per square rod of
garden soil. This is best broad
casted over the soil and lightly
worked in before spring seeding or
Bronze 2,400 Yean Old
A splendid likeness In hmnse of
Greek horse of 2,400 yean ago, has
been added to the Collections of ths
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York. The horse weighs 25' pound
and measures LB 18 M Inches in height
by 14V4 Inches In length. It Ik an ad
mirable expression of the greatness Bl
(irwk sculpt?! Which was at tt n best
In Interpreting human snd animal
forms. It Is Interesting to note how
the probable dule of the sculpture l
fixed. Numismatists claim thst thr
coins of s period generully tu ten
yean behind tlie sculpture. Thll
would place the year 470 B. C. as the
most likely date, hs comparison of th
bronze statue with the horses of tin
chariots on lyTaCVSM coins of the
period MO-tM H. C. would Indicate.
Zoe "Perharfs I shall learn to
say perhaps some day."
EXPERIMENT STATION NOTES
The old notion that any sort of
land will do for pasture is In the
class of those things which "have
gone forever." An acre of mixed
grass pasture Is more valuable than
an acre of alfalfa. On many projects
the very best land Is profitably used
for pasture We have, however, a
moisture factor to consider. The
pasture grasses are all more or less
shalllow rooted ho must be put on
land that holds moisture well. Much
of the land on the project which
"subs" some would make ideal pas
ture. A good mixture for our con
ditions has 4 pounds each of orchard
grass, bluegrass, meadow fescue and
smooth brome grass and 2 pounds
of alsike clover per acre. If the
ground is wet red top should be
substituted for meadow fescue.
Using a Hard One
Waldo's leather had asked lilm tn
write a sentence containing the word
"amphibious," and us VVuhLi Is only
twelve he had some trwuhle spelling
the word, but after sevtrul culls on
teacher for aid, evidently got It writ
ten to his satisfaction. Then ensued
s long period of concentration and
wriggling. It was broken when Waldo
asked how to spell " untslfilng."
At last he laid the results of his
labor on the teu' lier's desk and this is
whst she read :
"My teacher lias asked me to write
a sememe containing the word amphibious."
Money is a commodity that will
buy anything but health and happi
r.oss, and Is a universal transport to
every place but heaven.
RIP VAN WINKLE
Everything is set and ready for
the play, "Rip Van Winkle." to be
given by a cast from the Boardman
schools, oft Saturday, March 22.
Rehearsals are no' .under way
and Directory Story says he Is ready
for a show now, but that he will
spend the remaining hours in whip
ping up the action and building up
a few spots.
Indications are that Boardman
folks are getting behind' the! stu
dents in their financial efforts.
Realizing the popularity and rep
utation I have gained and the feel
ing of confidence in which I am
held by the people of many towns
and cities of the west, I feel under
obligations to do all in my power to
sustain the reputation that 1 have
In presenting school plays in the
central and western states, my big
gest success has been in the great
play made famous by the late Joe
Jefferson from Washington Irvlng's
masterpiece, "Rip Van Winkle". The
cast I have from the pupils of
the Boardman school will, I am sure
give a good account of themselves;;
therefore It Is with a great deal of
pleasure that I offer you this griat
play at the high school auditorium.
Saturday evening, March 22. It is
an Oasis of pleasure In (he Desert
of a wave A rollicking torrent "f
pure, wholesome, llfe-g ving, worry
dispelllng amusement, a positive
cure for the blues.
Come, and forget your . troubles.
A. story never to be forgotten.
Yours for clean amusement,
A I G. Story.
By Frederick I). Strieker, M, D,
Collaborating Epidemiologist of the
Oregon State Board of Health In
Co-Operatlon with the United
States Public Health Service.
There are poisons that are de
veloped within the body. The life
processes produce poison as by
products. The liver destroys these
poisons and the skin, lungs, kidneys
and bowels eliminate them. These
loisoni cause old age and eventual
ly death. Were It possible to lasill
perfect elimination wi might llvo
indefinitely. It is therefore Import
ant that 1 diminution be promoted by
Bfficlsal kidney action, regular bow
i movements, and an active skin.
ii is not alone Important to elimi
nate the POtaon produced within the
body, but it ts just as Important to
Iteep out of the body poison from
the outside. Drugs, self -administered
us medicine, and bnbit formlm;
drugs are Important causes of phys
ical impairment. The typo or seir-
medicatlon which Is particularly
harmful Is the taking of headache
powders, which in no instance ef
fect a cure of the underlying cause.
The abuse of purgatives and laxa
tives la another type of poison.
However, the most common form
of poisoning is Infection. Infections
are due to the growth In the body of
minute animul or vegetuble forniB
commonly known as germs. Infec
tions enter the body through the
skin and mucous membranes. These
germs are carried from person to
person and the diseases which they
cause are known us "catching".
Most of these germs develop in the
body and leave by way of the dis
charges. Mouth sprays, sneezing,
coughing id kissing may convey
the Infection to others. Infe-ted
persons and curriers may through
their discharges Infect waler, food,
and eating utensils. Infection Is
spread by unclean hands and prom
iscuous expectorating Water sap
piles are Infected by sewage.
Avoid Infection by keeping away
frost congested places during epi
demics. Keep away from persons
who are sick with acute Infection.
Know that the persons who are bun
dling your food are not "disease
carriers." I'se no water or milk that
Is not carefully safeguarded by the
health department. Milk that Is not
properly pasteurized may contain
dangerous germs. There Is danger of
Infection from germs In swimming
pools that are not constantly filt
ered and chemically purified.
Although most healthy people's
germs are not disease germs and
arH therefore harmless to other peo
ple, It is hard to tell when even
healthy people mny get disea.-i
germs from someone else. Try not
to let other people pass on their
germs to you, especially if (fiey
have any kind of dlssa.se germs such
as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, scar
let fever, measles, etc. Persons hav
ing on them or In them, germs of
communicable disease, must be con
trolled. To do this properly means
intimate attention and supervision
of Infected persons by health au
thorities who know their business
and do nothing else.
Do not allow poison or Infection
to enter your body.