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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
FRIDAY DECEMBER 26, 1924
Fish Frozen in Ice
It Is said that there are authenti
cated oases of fishes and frogs which
have survived after having been In
cased In solid Ice. This Is because
cold-blooded creatures such as fish
and frogs have a very low standard
of heat. Their body temperature Is
only slightly above that of the sur
rounding atmosphere. However, fishes
and frogs frozen In Ice would not us
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S'nn.
U. S. Apples in Europe
American apples eaten by people of
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and 1,036,000 barrels when shipped
there.
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CHRISTOPHER C. THURBER
"All I ask of the American people
Is that they will send me right back
Into the midst of it all again. I want
1 to be out in Greece taking the
i motherless children out of the leaky,
j desolate tamps and placing them in
homes of comfort," says Christopher
; C. Thurber, who is spending the early
! week3 of December in Oregon and
, Washington as speaker for Qolden
; Rule Sunday, December 7th.
During his five years in Turkey,
Thurber lived through more exper
iences than would come to the average
person in as many life-times. He was
Imprisoned by the Turks for four
months because he would not pay his
Income tax a tax larger than his
whole income.
One night, while alone in his office
he was suddenly summoned to the
Turkish headquarters, where without
ceremony or explanation, he was beat
en into insensibility. The soles of his
feet were mashed to a pulp, hi ribs
crushed, and his face was almost un
recognizable, when, after a night of in
sensibility he was found the next
morning by the other Americans.
Later, while taking children from
the bodies of their dead mothers, an
infected louse crawled from the body
of a child to Thurber' body, and for
days he was delirious with typhus.
"The thing that caused me to lose
faith in God and man and everything
and everybody, was the order from
New York saying that since people
in America were getting tired of giv
j lng. we must take in no more children.
Four thousand children presented
j themselves in a period of a little over
a year. They were the remnants of
280,000 people driven past my relief
j station during the last three years,
I not more than 30,000 of whom sur-
vived. How could I refuse those chll
j dren? I couldn't! I took them in,
and I fed them. We cut all our ra
I tions to two meals a day, and that
was black bread and water. But we
saved the children."
When the orders came from the
Turks that even the children must
, leave Turkey, Thurber was 200 miles
. from the coast, with three ranges of
' mountains between him and safety.
It was in the dead of winter, with deep
I snow everywhere. There were neither
railroads nor automobiles, and the
! 7,000 children were transported in re
' lay on the three weeks' Journey to
the sea. Many died enroute, as fre
1 quently there was no shelter either by
; day or night and they had to sleep
in the open in the snow. When final
ly they reached the coast and saw the
' American flag flying over the ships
brought for their rescue, and the
white-coated sailors tenderly lifting
the little children to places of safety,
some came to him and asked, "Where
Is God?" Naturally they thought they
had reached Heaven.
When Thurber arrived in Constan
tinople he found thousands of peo
ple huddled In the great Selemie bar
racks In Constantinople; the barracks
In which Florence Nightengale ttn
moitalizod herself a few generations
ago. Typhus, typhoid, smallpox, dys
entery, scurvy, were only a few of the
diseases taking heavy toll of human
life. Thurber bought cabbage by tho
carltad to break the scurvy; but when
even carloads were not sufficient to
give the necessary green foods to the
scurvy sufferers, he bought a field of
grass and with that broke the disease.
He stayed In Constantinople until
Greece again opened her gates and
allowed the remaining refugee to
find inciter In her borders.
Thurber hopes, after visiting Ore
gon and Washington, to return again
to the camps in Greece, where he
ay there are at least 35,000 orphan
children, many of whom must die this
winter from sheer exposure.
The Near East Relief offices are at
813 Stock Exchange Building. Port
land, and S3! Burke Bldg.. Seattle.
HAWAII RAISING FUND
FOR GREEK REFUGEES
Honolulu. Under the leadership of
Governor Raymond C Brown, the Is
land of Hawaii ha decided to act as
a Good Samaritan in Bible Lands by
ending a donation of 125,000 for the
Greek refugees through Near Eart
Relief. A proclamation Issued by Gov.
Brown say: "America's work In the
Near Eait Is a symbol, not of the
political and commercial America, but
of the idealistic and humanitarian
America. Weighed In the scale of
the future, this Is the America of
which we and our children shall be
proud. Every person In Hawaii should
be proud to have some part in It." i
The second annual Hood River coun
ty poultry show was held in Hood
River.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the Midway grocery and the House
Electric Shop in Milton.
The coast fork of the Willamette
river was frozen over last week for
the first time within 25 or 30 years.
Christmas turkeys brought Douglas
county growers 32 cents a pound,
with a few lots purchased at 33 cents.
Fir Grove school building of school
district No. 116, near Oregon City, was
destroyed by fire caused by a defec
tive flue.
Two fires causing a loss of more
than J5000 and the destruction of two
houses, were results of the cold spell
at Ashland.
Will Church, United States com
missioner, and Mrs. Church were burn
ed to death in a fire which broke out
In their home at La Grande.
Ice on Ewauna lake in Klamath
county six inches thick has brought
about the temporary shutdown of the
mill of the Ewauna box factory.
The government has been asked to
pay Astoria the sum of $7486, repre
senting the cost of street improve
ments near the postoffice building In
that city.
Twenty-three horses, the last In the
street cleaning bureau, will be retired
by the city of Portland within 90 days,
when the entire bureau has become
motorized.
The state irrigation securities com
mission refused to certify bonds of
$98,000 for the Shasta View irrigation
district and $96,000 for the Malin irri
gation district.
Fire destroyed the interior of the
factory section of the Portland Vege
table Oil Mills company, In the North
Portland industrial section, and did
$60,000 damage.
J. H. Chambers of Cottage Grove
purchased 56,000,000 feet of govern
ment timber five miles west of Cot
tage Grove and contiguous to about
twice that amount which he already
owns.
Jesse Edwards, known as the father
of Newberg because of his numerous
development, enterprises, died in that
city Mr. Edwards came to Newberg
In 18S1 and was the oldest citizen of
the city.
More than one-half the water In
one of the water supply reservoirs of
Oregon City drained out when resi
dents of the city reft faucets and taps
running to prevent their pipes from
freezing.
James H. Mills of North Bend and
Emll F. Klinks, Newport, have been ap
pointed to the United States military
academy at West Point. The appoint
ments were made from the Oregon
national guard.
There were 135 fire alarms with
losses of I25.94&.50 in Portland in
November, as against 122 alarms with
losses of $23,862.19 in October, accord
ing to a report made by Edward Gren
fell, fire marshal.
C. K. McCormick, county clerk of
Union county, was elected president
of the County Clerks' Association of
Oregon at the association's annual
two-day session in the Multnomah
county courthouse.
Oregon's death rate will be lower
this year than at any time in its his
tory, Dr. Frederick D. Strieker, secre
tary of the state boaTd of health re
ports. The figures an the death rate
are not yet available.
Investigation of the lawfulness of
the rates and practices of the Puget
Sound Power & Light company, which
operates in various sections of the
state of Oregon, was order by the
public service commission.
George Griffith, who some time ago
was appointed deputy state treasurer
by T B. Kay. state treasurer-alect. has
announced that he will accept the
office. Mr. Griffith will enter upon
his new duties January 5.
The public service commission has
authorized the Eastern Western
Lumber company to establish its log
ging railroad across certain county
roads in Clackamas county. It was
said that nine grade crossings are in
volved In the order.
The Pacific Telephone ft Telegraph
company has requested permission of
the public service commission to dis
continue its toll station at Merlin.
Josephine county. If the request Is
approved the toll station will be dis
continued January 17.
Another Investigation of the Cma
ttlla rapids irrigation project, which
would reclaim 95.000 acres of land In
Oregon and Washington, Is provided
(or in an amendment to the Interioi
department appropriation bill offered
by Senator NL Nary.
I Amendment to the present laws re
lating to state depositories to the end
that all deposits of state funds shall
be made upon competitive bidding by
the banks of the state, was recom
mended in the biennial report of the
state treasury department.
Congratulations have just been sent
the Portland Grade Teachers' asso
ciation by J. W. Crabtree of the Na
: tional Education association on the
fact that 16 schools of the city have
100 per cent of their teachers enroll
ed In the national association,
j The legislature, at its next session,
! will be requested to amend the pres-
ent salary laws so as to provide com
pensation for the deputy state treas
urer and deputy secretary of state in
; the amount of $300 a month. These
officials now receive $250 a month.
The booklet recently issued by the
Jackson county board of commission-
: era to advertise Jackson county has
! proved so popular that the 10,000
j printed in the first order will not be
sufficient and the commissioners are
contemplating issuing 10,000 more.
As the result of action taken by the
state game commission at a recent
meeting, a letter was sent to Presi
dent Coolidge by I. ' Fleischner, of
Portland, chairman, protesting against
the proposed e:; ::sion of Crater lake
national park to include Diamond lake.
The West Coast Power company,
which owns aud operates a string of
electric plants between the Umpqua
and Yaquina bays, along the Oregon
coast, has taken over the plant at
Florence, having purchased it from
G. G. Bushman of Springfield and H.
M. Peterson of Florence.
F. M. Lucas and C. W. Harris, own
ers of a large farm In the Tule lake
section, filed suit in circuit court to
recover $2500 damages from a group
of seven livestock men on the charge
that stock owned by the defendants
' had been driven Into the plaintiffs'
grain fields and destroyed the crops.
Extravagance in the conduct of his
office and an affidavit that he at one
time had purchased liquor from a
policeman employed by the city of
Astoria were two reasons advanced by
Governor Pierce for the attempted re
moval of Dr. Thomas Ross of Port
land as a member of the state fish
commission.
William M. Ramsey, practicing at
torney at McMinnville, was appointed
by Governor Pierce to succeed Harry
Belt as circuit judge of the 12th judi
cial district, comprising Yamhill and
Polk counties. Judge Belt will re
tire from the circuit judgeship Janu
ary 5 to accept a seat on the supreme
court bench.
United States senators and repre
sentatives in congress from Oregon,
Washington, California and Idaho will
be asked to attend a meeting of cherry
growers from the four states to be
! held In Portland some time In Janu-
j ary to discuss an Increase of the im-
j port duty on foreign cherries from two
to five cent a pound.
The first "loch laven" trout eggs
to be received In Oregon came from
Montana last week when 1,000,000
were taken to the hatchery of the state
game commission on the McKenzie
river. The trout are of Scotch stock
and are really Atlantic salmon which
have lost seagoing habits, according
to Captain A. E. Burghduff, state
game warden.
A total of $5,981,943 will be requir-
: ed In 1925 and 1926 for the operation
of all state departments and institu
tions for which the legislature auth
orizes appropriations, according to the
: estimates of proposed expenditures
approved by the state budget com
mission. Copies of the report will
j be sent to the legislators for their
i consideration.
The best news for the last week in
the lumber industry received from
all parts of the country by the Nation
al Lumber Manufacturers' association
came from the West Coast Lumber
men's association, which includes most
of the large mills of western Oregon
and Washington. New business for
the 120 mills reporting for the week
ending December 13 was 19 per cent
above production and 17 per cent
above shipments.
Re-election of all of the present of
fleers until the next annual conven
tions is held, and selection of Corvallis
as the site for the 1925 deliberations,
to be held ome time in May, featured
the closing session of the 14th annual
convention of the Oregon Farmers'
union at The Dalles. Herbert Egbert
of The Dalles will continue as presi
dent, W. P. Laird of Eugene as vice
president, and Mra. G. B. Jones of
Monmouth as secretary-treasurer.
Unless sportsmen and game con
servationists want to see beaver total
ly exterminated In Oregon they must
urge the state legislature to order the
closed season on these little fur-bear
ers permanently, in the opinion of
Captain A. E. Burghduff. state game
warden, who submitted a report to the
state game commission showing thai
In the four months from November 1
1923. to February 28. 1924, more thar
12,000 beaver, valued at $126,695
were taken by licensed trappers of tht
State.
LOUIS J. TABOR
Louis J. Tabor, who is master of.
the National Grange.
100 MILLION LOST
BY REDUCED TAXES
Washington, D. C--Reduction of in
come and war taxes by congress last
spring cost the government nearly
$109,000,000 in revenues during the
first five months of operation of the
new law, the internal revenue bureau
reported.
Income taxes collected in the period,
July 1 to December 1. totaled $451,758,
074, a decrease of $31,000,000 as com
pared with the same period last year.
Miscellaneous taxes, formerly In
cluding many war time taxes which
were abolished by the new law, total
ed $375,818,311, a decrease of $67,000,
000. The only sizeable increase was in
collection of taxes on dues of athletic,
social and sporting organizations,
which jumped $215,000 to a total oi
$3,000,000.
BRIEF GENERAL NEWS
Former governor of Ohio, James F.
Campbell, 81, died suddenly at his
home in Columbus, O.
At least 23 persons are dead as a
result of the sub zero weather center
lng over the middle west.
Tho nomination of Joseph W. Mc
intosh of Illinois to be controller oi
the currency was confirmed by the
senate.
Thos H. Ince, motion picture pro
ducer, who died in Lps Angeles last
month, left an estate valued at $1.
666,000.
A car of No. 2 dark northern wheat
sold for $2.15 a busjiel on the Miu
neapolis grain exclianfge, setting a sea
son's record price. The wheat test
ed 16.45 per cent protein.
The will of the late Samuel Gomp
ers, labor leader, probated in Wash
ington, D. C, left the bulk of his estate
to his three sons and allotted to his
wife the minimum amount required by
law.
Lost Mail Plane Pilot Found Dead.
Aurora, 111 The body of Charles
Gilbert, the air mail aviator who was
lost Sunday night in a snowstorm
over Kaneville, 111., while on the way
to Omaha from Clllcago, was found
Monday about a half mile from his
wrecked plane. Apparently he had
leaped from his plane with his para
chute, but It was torn from him in the
downward rush through the storm. A
piece of the iirachute was still heltl
by the belt which encircled the
aviator's body. A f:rmer searching
party located Gilbert e body on the
farm of George Daulsermnn. about a
mile north of Kaneville, which is fifty
miles west of Chicago.
Farm Prosperity Shown by Report
Washington, D. C. An encouragVif
picture of conditions in the agriei
tural regions was reported to congress
in the annual summary tjf the war fi
nance corporation. "Mst of the im
portant farming districts," the repor
said, "are la better "hape than the
have been for several years."
Julius Kahn Dies in San Francisco
San Francisco. -Julius Kahn. 63, tot
24 years the representative In con
gress of the foui-th congressional dis
trict, located in this city, and cJKdr
man of the house military affairs o ::1
mittee for a numfier of sessions, diet!
here after an extended illness.
J. E. Hoover Gots W. J. Burns' Post
Washington. I). C. J. E. Hoover
who has been acting director of thf
justice department's Investigation
bureau since the retirement of WUIi.ni
J. Burns, ha beat) appointed dlrecti i
of the bureau by Attorney-Generai
Stone.