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About Aurora observer. (Aurora, Marion County, Or.) 19??-1940 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1919)
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AURORA, MARION COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 25, 1919.
V O L . IX .
J, M. Will Harvests
First Crop of Mint
J. M. Will is harvesting his crop of j
mint, and will send it to Parkerville
where the Manning Bros, will distill
the oil for him. His crop is not heavy I
as the mint roots he set out last soring !
were not first class, but next year i
he expects to have a good stand of I
mint and a larger crop. His mint is j
planted on the low ground on Mill Creek j
near town, and apparently finds itself
right at home. Much of the Pudding
River bottom land should be adapted to
the growing ot mint.
At Parkerville and other places up
the Valley growers are getting 50 to 60
pounds of oil per acre, and the Wil
lamette valley growers have pooled!
their mint oil and are holding out for
$$ per pound. There are only 15 or 201
growers m the valley, and something j
over 2000 pounds of oil represents the]
amount in the pool.
Negl ect Of Last Year
Cause of Hop Shortage
The savage lives within his in
come. Do you? But he lives only
for today. Do you live only for to
The savage doesn’t look ahead and
he doesn't get ahead. Are you in
the savage’s class or are you looking
ahead and getting ahead?
, The savage is no better bff today
than he w^s yesterday. Are you?
The savage will be no better off next
year than he was last year. Will
War Savings and Thrift Stamps
will put you in the look ahead and
the get ahead class. Save! <(Buy
W. S. S, regularly..
War Savings Staihps and Thrift
Stamps will make you better off to
morrow than you were today—bet
ter off next year than you were last
year. Save! Buy W. S. S. regu
War Savings Stamps are food
when crops fail; a pleasure trip
when you want it; the first payment
on a home; the beginning of a col
lege education; a start in life; a
rainy day fund.
Buy them regularly from your
bank—your Postmaster—any War
Savings Stamp agent.
War Savings Stamps pay you 4 per
cent interest, compounded every 3
months. Your War Savings Stamps
are redeemable at your Postoffice
with accrued interest on ten days’
notice to your postmaster. The
longer you hold War Savings
Stamps the more money they make
The rather unexpected shortage in
the hop crop may be attributed mostly |
to the neglect of the yards last year, is j
the opinion of most growers in this
section. The hopeless outlook during j
the growing period of 1918. led most j
growers to give their hop yard “ the
once oyer” treatment, with the result
that the 1919 crop has fallen 20 to 25
per cent below expectations. Though
the growers have given their yards the
best of care this season,it is almost im
possible to bring neglected yards back
to first class, condition in one year. | Mrs. J. S. Vandeleur received Mon-
Next season, however, the»unreran ting I day the first « air- letter receivedin the
care and attention given them this sea-
son will undoubtedly show up in great-icity> which traveled part of the way by
*fy 4nct-e*s'ecl yreldn,
! Areoplane. Th-e letter was from her
It is now believed that the Oregon son Jack Vandelour, written at Glovers-
erop will not run much above 32,000 or 1 ville, N. Y. It was forwarded by areo-
33,000 bales. If this is true, and if!plane to Cleveland, Ohio, where the
dealers have sold"the full amount of I areoplane and the mail was damaged
their contracts, it appears there will by fire,
Mrs. Vandeleur’s letter was badly
be no more than enough hops to coyer
burned, but what was readable was in
Oregon fuggles have been about closed in an official cover by the Cleve
cleaned up, a few going as high __as 73 land postmaster and forwarded to the
cents. Clusters have sold as high as postmaster at Aurora.
65 cents, Offers of that figure locally the burned letter was a printed notice
have been refused.
“The accompanying mail was un
avoidably damaged by fire on an areo
BUY A BRICK
plane due at Cleveland, Ohio, at 9:30 a.
The ladies of the Aurora Woman’s m., September 15. W. J. Murphy,
Club will call upon the people of the P. M.”
The letter was mailed at Gloversville,
city and vicinity tomorrow and Satur N. Y, Sept. 14, reached Cleveland
day to “ buy a, brick” , to help build a September 15, was salvaged and mailed
new modern fire-proof building for the from Cleveland, September 17. and
Albertina Kerr Nursery Home, Louise reached Aurora, Monday, September 22.
Home, at Portland, for homeless,name
M. D, Leabo this week purchased a
less and abandoned babies and mothers.
Everyone should meet the ladies with a new 1920 four passenger Studebaker,
one of the fine cars of the yea r./
smile and a contribution.
First Areoplane Letter
Arrives At Aurora
The New Chevrolet 490
is a car that is as enjoyable to drive as
it is to ride in. The controls are conven
iently arranged and simple to operate.
It has a new type of spring, new crowned
fenders, adjustable head lamps and
many other improvements.
The front door is cut back of the for
ward edge of the front seat cushion,
thus giving cosier entrance into the
front seats. The seats are deep, roomy
and neatly upholstered in the new
and improved ‘‘Straight” Pipe style.
The motor is of the well known Valve
in head type which has been used in
Chevrolet from the begining. * It is
economical to operate and power enough
for all needs and emergencies.
The Price remains the same.'
Deliveries can now be made.
Farmer H ands Out Glenn McGonegal Has iBondl Issue Meets County Library Wanted
Fine Trip To Gay Paris J
By Many Petitioners
An Aurora farmer who has acquired
success, by the use of his head as well
as his hands, has ideas of his own con
cerning high prices, He declares that
this is the time to speed up production
—not a timé for strikes, agitation, and
He says that the wage earners of the
country constitute the chief market in
which all producers must dispose of
their goods, We mustoroduce for our
selves and for others what we require,
such as food, clothing, shelter. When
enough of such things are produced
their price will fall to a point where all
necessities are.supplied, and the work
ers have money le f t . for other things.
Thus new demands > are created, f Sup
plying these furnishes .further employ
ment and additional wages. ® So the
whole course of economic life revolves
about production. Increasing produc
tion not only reducing the cost of liv
ing but increases employment, and sets
free money to buy things not actual
This Aurora farmer’s idea may be
stated briefly—work hard, spend wise
ly, save regularly, reduce waste, avoid
extravagance, invest securely. Thus
shorter working hours will be possible
and wages will be really (and not
nominally) higher. But his best advice
is this:—Buy war savings stamps and
Time to cap corn—for the cows—is
almost here, and it will pay silo owners
to give their silos the “once over” .
Tighten the loose hoops—if there are
cracks»' But if the hoops have , been
kept tight while *he silo was (empty,
then loosen the hoops a little just be
fore filling—to prevent the buckling of
the ataves •when.ihey.airaorb m o istu re
from the green silage.
Seal all cracks with ta r and oakum,
woodfiller. An annual application of a
mixture Of coal tar and creosote, Inside
and out will add years to the life of
Judge Bushey has fixed Thursday,
Glenn S. McGonegal, who was em
- 1 October 2, as the date for
a “ library
ploye! at the Miller Garage here about
two years ago* and who is in the U. S.
transport service, wrote his parents Club, for Clackamas county has already when every one favoring-or opposing a
from Hoboken, recently that he. hopes collided with a counter plan, proposed county library system is requested to
. , ,. ,
. i by the county court which has come appear to discuss the matter. The
to be discharged soon. The fo lowing i
& 1 forward with a plan for a-bond issue of plan, as authorized by law, contem
are extracts from a long and interest- j $700,000,less than half the amount pro- plates the establishment of a Countyt
ing letter written about a trip to Paris: posed by the road committee of the Library at the county seat with branch-
“ We Returned last night to Brest commercial club. The court proposes j es in all towns that desire one,
The outlay necessary will be covered
from a trip to Paris-dirty, hungry that bonds be taken up in 20 years witfi
and tired out. It took 22 hours from a one mill levy for^he first four years by a tax of two-tenths o f a mill—if the
Paris to Brest—about 300 miles, so you and a two-mill levy for the remaining I court decides to establish the library.
see we must have had a limited train . 16 years. The bonds will bear 5 per A few days ago a number of people
from various parts of the county, who
Going,I was ra a third class coach with cent interest under this plan. $100,000
would-be used for a new bridge at Ore favor a library, met at Salem and in
all the windows kicked out, Each coach
gon City, $100,000 for road equipment, terviewed Judge Bushey, who has called
has six compartments. Each compart
$100.000 for the Pacific highway grade, the meeting for next Thursday. Those
ments carries eight persons—no lights,
and $100,000 a year for four years for who cannot go should write Judge
no windows, no place to sleep, you
permanent roads, making a total of Bushey their views upon the matter—
must sit straight up on the unpadded
as he desires to get the opinion of as
seats. Some ot our fellows tried to
In connection with the county court’s many people as possible.
sleep on the bag racks and some laid
plan it is shown that the county has an
down on the floor a one stop, they car
ried in huge armfulls of loose straw income from its road levy of $285,000
AT THE COUNTY FAIR
per annum and it is proposed to throw
and slept on it like a bunch of hogs. It
There will be at the Clackamas coun
sure was some joke. It the morning
ty Fair, October 1, 2, 3, 4, at Canby—
we were nearly frozen but managed to
thaw out before we reached Paris,
Talk about being dirty, I felt like a
Big Poultry Exhibits.
bum, But a Y. M. C. A. man met us
Booth of War Trophies.
and took us to the “ Y ” where we got
Great Live Stock Exhibits,
food. Later, the. two fellows I was
Daily Air Flights.
with and myself went to a hotel the ter:—W. L. Bentley, Hubbard, Ore.
“ Y” man told us about. On the wav
Lots of Fun.
Mrs, J. W. Sadler and Mrs. George
our taxi driver nearly ran over an oTd
Season tickets, four days, 75 cents,
single admission 25 cents.
man. We scrubbed up at the hotel. It Kraus drove to Salem Saturday,
was some job. and we felt much relieved
of the WEIGHT. That evening we went
Ba a B B H B g Q B B B g a a g l
to one of the largest operas. It was
a shocking place, crude as medieval
The next day we visited many of the
interesting places of history—in a truck
furnished by the Y, M. C. A. We saw
the church where on Easter Sunday,
1918, 80 persons were killed by a shell
from one of the German “ Berthas” ,
The Vacuum Washer
W e w e n t t o th e N o t r e D a m e C a th e d ra l
890 years old, where warship never
ceases, It was here that.Napoleon
was crowned—when he took the crown
from the Pope’s.hands and placed it on
his head himself—doubtless to imply
that the state was greater than the
church. We visited the great French
of Justice, the Conciergerie the
BIG TRUCK DAMAGES BRIDGE Courts
prison where Marie Antionette and
While attempting to avoid a collision Robespierre were imprisoned.
with an approaching Ford, in the
,We also saw the great War Painting,
covered bridge, across the Pudding the greatest t>f its kind in the world.
River, A. Rickert, driving one of the; It forms the walls of a building thirty
Huber trucks, crashed into the side of yards in diameter, and 400 feet in cir
the bridge, broke two or three beams cumference, and 50 feet high. It shows
and a big l i inch imn girder and within the battle fields and each nationality
an inch of plunging into the river. One that won distinction in the war. It Was
of the irpn girders did not give way painted by 19 noted French artists.
and held the truck, and probably saved The Concorde Bridge, the Eiffel Tower,
the lives of Rickert and his wife who the Grand Amphi Theatre, ^ “ Ameri
was riding with him. The truck was can Square” , facing which is the Man
damaged but little.
sion where President Wilson lived while
A Clackamas county bridge gang re in Paris. In this plaza, also, is the
paired the bridge yesterday. It was monument of Washington and Lafay
necessary to close it to traffic for a ette.
short time, which forced many motor •’ “ In the afternoon, we went to Ver
ists to make detours, R. W. Zimmer sailles (where the peace conference
man, deputy roadmaster, posted signs met), In the Palace there is the Hall
warning travellers that the bridge had of Mirrors, where June 28, «1918 the
been condemned for heavy traffic.
Great Peace Pact was signed. We
visited the building where the peace
treaty was signed in 1783 that made
America freq/ *X.djoing this palace is
a hall where: every seven years the
president of ¡France is elected. I had
the honor to sit in the same seat, that
President Poncaire occupies.”
Lack of space makes it necessary to
some other most interesting des
Fraternal Order Buys W ar omit
criptions, by this young man who is
Stamps to Check W aste
now a machinist’s
1st class on
and High Prices
the Ü. S. Sf. Mobile, a transport in the
Brest-Hpboken service. He is a nep
Washington—The Fraternal Order-of
Eagles, in convention at-New Haven, hew of Mr. and Mrs, R. O. Jack of
Conn., has pledged itself. to the pur Needy.
chase of $5,000,000 in War Savings
Stamps. This action was taken as a
Mrs. E. M, Howe will visit relatives
means for the checking of national
waste and extravagance and for the at Willamette for a couple of weeks.
reduction of the high cost of living.
John Murray was among the Butte-
News of the steps taken by the order ville people at the Fair grounds yes
was received today by William Mather terday.
Lewis, Director of the Savings Division
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Yergen and child
of the Treasury Department
After adopting resolutions endorsing ren were here Tuesday shopping, from
the government thrift campaign as a East Butteville.
movement for developing a national
habit of saving and approving consis John Pugh, Wm. Bruns, and John
tent investment in government savings Marks and family went to the state
securities, the Grand Aerie subscribed Fair this morning.
for $2,500,000 in War Savings Stamps
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wehert, Geo. W.
for distribution among members of the
Fry, A. M. Fry, A. W, Keil, Grover
Assurances were received from sub Giesy, and Ralph Leabo are among
ordinate Aeries that they would sub those who attended th e. State Fair
scribe for an equal amount for the from here.
Bill Asquith and Otto Blosser were
Mr. Lewis immediately transmitted
a message to the officers of the order Canby visitors, yesterday, returning
expressing the tremendous apprecia via the Hermán Stuwe place at the foot
tion of the Savings Division of their of the Barlow hill where they fed up on
action in promoting the thrift move fall strawberries and blackcaps, and
brought away some fine samples for
the Observer office. The berries have
I* • W $8" ~*l
all the fine flavor of* the earlier crops.
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