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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
SQUINTS AND GLANCES
A look back on news from Grant County over the past 100 years this week, pulled from past issues
The Blue Mountain Eagle
Sep. 30, 1915
Grant County Journal
Mr. J.W. Brewer, of the
Farm Lands Department of
the Portland Chamber of
Commerce and Oregon De-
velopment League, passed
through Prairie last Tuesday
on his way to the county fair
at John Day, where he ex-
pected to spend two or three
days looking at what is raised
in this section and gathering
information in regard to the
possibilities of the John Day
The organization back
of Mr. Brewer is one of the
strongest of its kind in the
United States, both in point
of membership and ¿nances
and is taking a great interest
in the development of the
whole state. Recognizing the
fact that Portland draws its
wealth from all of Oregon,
and very largely from Eastern
Oregon, they are taking an in-
terest in settling this country
L ONG C REEK S CHOOL , 1890
information that you possibly
can, for the residents of this
section owe it to the people
who are anxious to promote
the improvement of Eastern
Contributed photo/Grant County Historical Museum
Long Creek School, circa 1890.
and are asking local people to
co-operate with them in their
Mr. Brewer is very fa-
vorably impressed with the
John Day, having been here
before, and hopes to see a lot
of good accomplished here
in the near future. He states
that next year he will make
his trips in a machine, and
expects to spend the biggest
part of the summer in Harney,
Grant, Malheur, and Wallowa
counties. If he calls on you,
give him all of the accurate
Sep. 27, 1940
Blue Mountain Eagle
Pointers for Alien Regis-
Alien registration in Grant
County seems to be going
along well as may be expect-
ed but some doubt seems to
exist in the minds of aliens as
to what to do before applying
for registration says postmas-
ter Ed Hoare.
The first thing to do, and
this is very important, is to
go to the local post office
and get the first form, to be
filled out at home. Certain
information called for on
this form can not be fur-
nished except from records
and these records must be
consulted before any regis-
tration can take place.
See HISTORY, Page A9
STATE OF OREGON
QUESTIONS FOR EIGHTH
GRADE DIPLOMAS IN 1931
TO THE APPLICANT: Select any ten of the following
TO THE EXAMINER: Grade the ¿rst ten answers only.
1. Write a 90-day negotiable promissory note for $300, inter-
est at 5%, in favor of James Row and signed by Henry Jackson.
2. Mention ¿ve methods of sending money to distant places.
3. At the age of 30 the annual premium on an ordinary life
insurance policy was $23.31. How much did a man’s state gain if
he died after making 36 yearly payments on a policy of $5,000?
4. A classroom containing 38 pupils is 28 ft. long and 22 ft.
wide. How many square feet of Àoor space has each person, in-
cluding the teacher?
5. What measurements would you take to ¿nd the area of a
garden in the form of a rectangle?
6. A loan for $3,420 was made May 4, and was paid Septem-
ber 9. What was the interest at 6%?
7. The value of the real estate in a certain city is $14,500,000,
and that of the personal property $7,100,000. All of the property
is assessed at 50 percent of its real value, and the tax rate is $.45
per $100. What is the amount of tax levied?
8. A girl made a school pennant in the shape of a triangle. The
base of the pennant was 30 in., and the altitude was 64 in. What
was the area?
9. How many square yards of plastering are required for the
walls and ceiling of a schoolroom 32 ft. long, 24 ft. wide and 12
ft. high, making an allowance of 33-1/3% for openings, black-
board and baseboard?
10. The Àoor in a store is made of 1-inch boards. How many
board feet are used if the room is 75 ft. long and 32 ft. wide? Al-
low 33-1/3% additional for waste in matching. What will be the
cost of the Àooring at $96 per M?
11. How long Is the diagonal of a room which is 32 ft. long
and 24 ft. wide?
12. A circular smoke stack 60 ft. high has an outside diameter
of 8 ft. What is its lateral area?
(Courtesy of the Grant County Genealogical Society)
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