C THE BOARDMAN MIRROR VOLUME V BOARDMAN, MORROW COUNTY, OREGON FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 1925 NUMBER 8 Project Folks To Ask Relief Under New Law MARY T. NORTON A call for an irrigation meeting by ' the directors of the West Extension of; the Umatilla Project:, Friday night at Boardmun. resulted in an attendance Of over 200 water users of this dist rict, to discuss the Releif measure of the 2nd. Efficiency Act passed by Con-! Kress, December 5, 1924. Said meas ure being Section 4, sub-section F,-: "Decision of the Secretary as to the amount, shall be conclusive. These annual payments shall continue until total construction charges against it i re paid. -The Seer -bu y is authorized upon request to annul any exlstiu;! contract, (project wu' -r right), in I that ii will provide) for payment ' the co'isr.uction ciaigcs tkereunder ,n i' i -co. dance with th" piovisions of -s siorectlon, or f "he deferme-it of such construction .-''urges for ii j period of three years from the approv al of this section, or both.-" In order to get the above relief U was necessary that the Water Users ask for it as a district, not as indi viduals, therefor the call for this meeting. H. M. Schilling, project manager, trom Hermiston ; E. G. Glascow. di rector from Irrigon and L. Packard, director of Boardman were present at the session. Mr. Schilling gave a full explana tion of the new law. and passed over an hour answering questions relative to the same. He was followed by Mr. Glascow, who had been appointed by the directors of the West Extention of the Umatilla Irrigation project, to represent this district at the meet lag held in Denver January (t, 1925. He desired to know the wishes of the Water Users. The following motion was made by Chas. Dillabaugh, seconded by H. H. Weston, was unanimously carried. "That Mr. Gluscow be instructed to ask for three year's relief on con struction charges, and on maintenance charges, if possible." Plans were formulated for the Wat er Users to take over the control of this district.. In order to save expense It was thought a good Idea for the lour irrigation distrincts, Hermiston. Stanfield, Westland and The West Ex tention of the Umatilla Project, to combine under one general manage ment. It perhaps would not be ad visable to put in new officers as the present ones arc experienced and bit giving good satisfaction. It costs to break In new men, and besides we might not get good results. So why change? Ss Devising New Electric Compass WORTH $25.00 A WORD Mrs. Mary T. Norton of New Jersey is the first woman to be elected to congress as a democrat. She takes office after March 4. TAX RULE AFFECTS EMPLOYES OF CITY j Kssay Wins $15,000 House for Port land High School Girl In National Essay Congest Morris M. Titterington of Brooklyn, N. V., the well-known inventor of th. pioneer earth inductor compass which was used by the world tlyers, is now working on a new model compass that will run electrically and is even more accurate and reliable than his' previous invention. This new compass will maintain a true course in clouds, fogs, at night, etc. Boardman Locals and Personals Washington, D. C. All employes of municipally-owned institutions act ing in proprietary capacity rather than serving governmental purposes, such as water, light and street railway com panies, are subject to income tax on their compensation. They will have to pay taxes on their incomes as far back as 1918, and the bureau of in ternal revenue has notified the col lector of customs to compel the filing of returns over those years. The ruling, far-reaching in its ap plication, is based on court decisions in several sections of the country, which have held, in effect, that such institutions as were named were com peting with private enterprise and should occupy a similar footing with respect to certain taxation features. Officials of the bureau declined to be definite in the application of the rul ing, which was made by Solicitor Nel son T. Hartson, and the problem of enforcement has been left in the hands of Internal revenue collectors. J. 0. Hailenger has purchased a hay baler formerly owned by John Partlow and will put a crew of men to run it at Boardman and on Butter Creek. Pen fed Pheasants are selling in Portland at $2.50 a piece. We wonder how many Boardmun farmery who have corn fed China Pheasants on their farms have taken advantage of this price. The following Boardmun men were in Heppner Wednesday to attend the first meeting of the new County Court. John Brice, Walter Knauff, John Pruter, James Imus, T. E. Broylcs, Lytic, H. P. Norton, Cal Ervine and A P. Ayers. and Mr. and Airs. Albert Williams and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Tate and child ren were dinner guests on New Years of Mr. and Mis. Chas. Atferburv. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Williams of Nicolal arrived New Year day for a short visit with Mr. Williams sister, Mrs. A. S. Tate. -Mrs. Chas. Niter has gone to Port land for medical attention for a badlj infected ankle. T. E. Broyles wore Hermiston visit -ors on Tuesday. Miss Julia S. Groo, an IS year old Portland, high school girl is the win ; ner of the $15.0110 modern eloctrie I ally equipped home in the National j Lighting contest in which over 1,000, j 000 school children participated. Miss ' QroO also won the ,$200 cash grand prim in the Portland lighting contest. I lor essay of 600 words was worth over $25 a word to her. Mr. and Mrs. Tate are enjoying a visit from .Mrs. Tate's brother and j wife who came New Years day. Mr. anil Mrs. Chas. Atlebnry 011 J tertalned al a dinner on New Years, having as guests. W. A. Price and family, Mr. ami Mrs. Tate and the 1 twins, and Mrs, Tate's brother and wife s guests. Dorothy Boardman left on Mon j day to resume her work at school In I Salem. Irrigon Items Miss Doud came up from Wallowa ion Monday to visit with her sister ;Mrs. J. P. Goebel for awhile. O. W. Benefiel went to Heppner 011 a few days business visit the first it the week. Mrs. Nettie Davis passed away at j Condon on Sunday morning. Her sis I ter Mrs. Rebecca Knight) had gone there on receipt of a wire that she j was very ill on Friday and Sunday morning wired for the girls to conic. Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived in Irrigon for a number of years and owned con siderable property here which they traded for property neur Mayville. Dr. Thompaon and Roger Morse, the the County agent, are making the dis trict this week testing cows for tu berculosis. With prehaps two or threw exception, the fanners are getting all their cows tested. N. Seaman went to Walla Walla on Wednesday night returning the next Dlgnt, to attend the horticultural school, being particularly Interested In orchard beating for himself and others of the district. Contractors moving Mr. Wadsworth have again returned to their work. They were forced to abandon work in the cold weather. Mr. Glasgo went to Denver Satur day as a representative from Irrigon and Boardman districts in the interest id" water users. Representatives from various projects are meeting with the 'cads of (lie reclamation service witli a view of getting longer terms on the balance due on water riglds. City Plans Improvements The City will soon begin to grade and cover the Main street from the Community church to the tt it. track. Boardman has paid ail debts galnal the city, except th water bonds, not vet due. hut they aie ready for these on maturity. I'hnenoe Berger, moved his baler 'his week from the Alec Warren farm f. trunk Ott's pace. Elmer Weslcrfoll has move 1 his baler to the east end anil is now on the Howell place. BRIEF GENERAL NEWS POSTAL OFFICIALS OUSTED BY PROBE Washington, D. C. Six responsible postal officials in as many cities throughout the country have been sus pended from duty, an employe of the senate postofflce committee has been discharged and the clerk of the house postofflce committee has resigned as a result of an official investigation Into the alleged use of money to in fluence postal pay legislation. The officials suspended all are mem bers of the legislative committee of the National Association of Postal Supervisors and held some of the mo3t Important positions in the postal serv ice. The suspended officials, whose serv ice averaged more than twenty years, are: Peter McGorty, acting superin tendent of mails. New York; James M. Greig. postal cashier, Boston; Peter Wiggle, acting postmaster, Detroit; Harvey M. Tittle, assistant postmast er, Springfield, O.; J. J. Fields, super intendent of mails, Louisville and Wil llam Sansom. assistant superintendent of delivery, Chicago. The president and Mrs. Coolidge shook hands with more than 4000 per sons who filed through the White House for the annual New Year's re ception. The interstate commerce commis sion investigation into wool rates from the Pacific Coast and intermediate territory will begin at a hearing in Chicago, February 19. Senatorial investigation of the Uni ted States tariff commission, with particular stress on its sugar policy, was proposed in a resolution introduc ed in the senate by Senator Robinson, democrat of Arkansas. The navy department, under orders from President Coolidge, has begun preparations for the evacuation of the 100 United States marines who have been kept in Nicaragua since 1912 to protect American interests. Legislation reducing the time limit for World war veterans to apply for their bonus from January 1, 1928, to January 1, 1926, has been recommend ed to congress by Major General Robert C. Davis, adjutant general of the army. Chrlst.iania, for 300 years the capital of Norway, exists in name no more. On the stroke of midnight January 1, the name of the capital was changed to Oslo, by which it was known for about 600 years -from 1047 to 1624, when it was changed to Christiania. Mrs. Elsie Rekh who hi-i been cook ig for Fraui t 'to for th? pus month, bus gone to Sacramento where she is to be married. Claud Myers was called to Wood land. Washington last week because of i the death of his father, E. Myers. He returned this -week with his aged mother who will make her home on the project with her son. E. Messenger met with a painful accident this week, while trying to crank his car, the crank slipped off striking 1dm, breaking a bone in his nose and badly bruising his mouth and jaws. Frank Otto made a trip to Portland this week. Chas. Marshall was home from the coast for New Years. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Broyles were hosts (.n New Years day al a bouiltl- ous dinner to Mr. ami .Mis. Chas, Nl :'.er, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Spagle anil Messrs. Elmer Westerfelt, Chas. and Burton Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mefford and son Albert are on a two weeks auto trip visiting relatives and friends at Portland and Seattle. W. A. Knauff mnde a hurried busi ness trip to Portland on New Years. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Price and son Mrs. Adoiph Bkoubo left Saturday for Portland for a visit. Mrs. Mels Kristensen plans to return with her. Miriam Ileoly left for Ins home in Portland on Sunday. Mrs. Inganrd SkoUDO plans to leave shortly with her two children fur a visit at her old home in Denmark, where her father has been ill some time. A most pleasant evening was the New Years spent at the S. II. Board man home by Misses Doris Healy.Caro line Hun! and Mrs. a. T Rereim. All enjoyed the Splendid concerts on the radio Whefl, Sanfraneiserdl zll.Vels, ,0 Clara Rand was a holiday visit or at the home of her brother Royal Rands and family. Bout. Bey burn returned on Tuesday from Portland where he spent Ninas. Mrs. Walter Olsen was the (Aspira tion for a post nuptial showep- on Saturday al her home when Mrs. R Rands and Mrs. ,1. C. Itnllengor were JOipt hostesses to about 251' I iolids of the bride who was formerly Franees Blayden of this place. Beautiful gifts of china, cut glass, linens etc were reeioved by the honor guesl A dainty lunch was served. Appointed Justice Y. A. Goodwin this week received bis appointment as Justice of the Peace for the Boardman precinct tot the next two years. Me succeeds himself. New Pipe Put In Many of die Boardman odd fel lows wen I to Hermiston on Monday night where the local Candidates were given the second and third degrees, Walter Olsen left on Tuesday 00 No. 1 for his home in Clatskanle. at ter a two weeks Isll at the C. G. Blayden home. Mrs Olsen will remrln for a longer visit with her folks. Tbi' l S Rcc la ma ' I n service Is o put in a concrete pipe line under the spillway to drain the surplus seepage uater off of the Porter ami lb ndrio'. farms. The pipe is on the ground, and work of laying it will c BMBee in n few days. Doris Medley left Sunday for MOU mouth after spending the holidays al home. yjj. Mrs. Arthur Davles bus been on the sick list this week. Fred Blayden surprised his par ents this week by dropiug for a few hours visit on his way to Idaho from Klamath Falls. They bad not seen him lor a matter of ten or more years. Another New Year's Resolution Goes to Smash California Orang- Crop Hard Hit. 1 Los Angeles Horticultural com misstoners of I.os Angel's, San Bern ardlno. Riverside, Orange and Ven tura counties, at a conference taert estimated the recent frost damage It the orange groves of southern Call Lfornia at 25 p . i r.i of the crop. U. S. Turns Down British Plan. Washington, D. C. The United States government in the note Am bassador Kellogg handed to the Brit ish government Monday refused to accept thecompromise terms offered by Great Britain in the dispute over the right of America to collect ap proximately $250, 000,000 German war claims out of the Dawe3 reparations annuities. The Americ- i case, as set forth in the note and as it will be pre sented in Paris, is that this country lost none of its right through declin ing to become a party of the Ver sailles treaty. The American Legion and Ainili ary have issued invitations for a party on Saturday evening al the Vacomlier home. A buslr meeting wt.l proceed the social affiU'. aal. ,Iti movies, an' radios, an' au tomobiles an' such, all we need now Is rer someone to In vent something to do our work fer us. .1. C. Bel longer has bad some re modeling HgM on the interior of the house. The colonnades between the dining room ami living room were re moved and the walls kalsomioed a trench gray. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gorham Wen host ami hostess on New Years eve to Mr. and Mrs ('has. Mc Daniels. Mr anil Mrs. C. G. Itlayden, Lauren Blay den and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Olsen t urds made the evening pass rapidly and all enjoyed the Lunch served by the hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Nate Maoombcr and Sybil Qraca came homo on Saturday after a two weeks vacation at Pilot Risk. Grange Holds .boot At eels Greenfield Grange started ibis year with the most successful meeting in its history on last Saturday night, the oeeaasiofj being the fatal Installa tion of officers of Irrigon Had Green field grange". About 200 meliilters and friends from Irrigon and Bonrd- man met In the school auditorium and were entertained by a very In teresting and varied program. The success of the p nigra in was due to the untiring efforts of the retiring lecturer. Mis. Leslie Packard. After the program a big feed was served 'n the Cafeteria, which was Inter fol lowed by insinuation of officers. Boardmaa Buy at o. A. C. i. A. 0, Corvallls- (Special) -Henry Messenger is the only student from Boardman registered at O. A. C. the past Semester but he is an able rep resentative of the town. Messenger lakes an active pail In various liter cry and athletic activities of the col lege, Ho is a jUniot registered in electrical engineering and is a Ser feani of company "A" engineers. Miss Sophia Mefford mid Russell Mefford entertained n number of the young folks of the program, at a soc nl gathering on Saturday evening. Miss Irene Jensen arrived Sunday to join the Boardman teachers and take up the work of Mrs. Degondor fer who resigned. Mr and Mrs. J. T. Ilealy were the guoMlH of the A. T Hereltn'S on New Years day. Mr and Mm. Harry Tlu'nls and baby of Wallerville. Oregon, arrived n Monday to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee Mrs Ralph Davis bad some den ml work done at Hernia Ion on m n Hay. VKTKKANS (JBGED TO ACT Ked Cross and American Legion Of ficers Ready to Help Make Applications for Bonus The Dalles lie I Cross chapter urges all veterans of the World War to file their application for Adjusted Com liensatlon Immediately. This office slates that up to the pnsent lime only about 1 3004100 applications are on file, although a total of L900.000 men and women are eligible, in u latter to the editor this week. The Red Cross office is In the First. National Bank building, The Dulles, and Is prepared lo help all exservbe men fill out application blanks, and so win ei i hi a rii Wm. Joaepbaon of (the Arlington American Legion Post.