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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL I. NO. 97
EASTERN AND WESTERN COLLEGE
PEOPLE ENJOY VISIT TO CORVALLIS
FIND ENOUGH TO EAT AND ARE ABLE TO SLEEP ON BEDS PRE
PARED. EXPRESS MUCH PLEASURE FROM HOSPITALITY.
BIG MEN SAY WILLAMETTE VALLEY LOOKS GOOD TO THEM
Sixty Educators Come Up Valley Yesterday and Spend Night at Waldo Hall-
Get Two Meals There and Meet a Hundred or More Corvallis People Dor-
ing the Evening Party Left on Special This Morning and Will Continue
on to Portland tonight, Stopping at Albany, Salem and Chemawa.
The College presidents, direct
ors of experiment stations and
other dignitarieSj ' scheduled for
a stay in Corvallis from 5 p. m.
yesterday to 9 p. m. this morn
ing, have come and gone. They
arrived on time, spent an hour or
o about the Oregon Agricultural
College grounds, ate from 7:45
to 9:45, participated in an for
mal reception lasting until 10,30,
slept till 7 a. m., had breakfast,
and left for Albany this morn
ing on schedule time. If tie ex
pressions of these distinguished
visitors may be accepted at their
face value, they enjoyed the
trip up the valley very much and
found in Corvallis a delightful
hospitality. They praiseaThe
sumptuous meals provided by
Dean Greer and her help, found
particular pleasure at the re
ception in chatting with Oregon
ians who hail .from eastern
states, insisted that at Waldo1
Hall they slept as well as they
ever had in any bed, and were
very pleased to view Corvallis
and the Oregon Agricultural
College. These people made up
a jolly aggregation and gave,
every evidence of sincere en
joyment as well as of apprecia
tion. Those who came on the
special are as follows:
. President W. E. Stone, Purdue Uni
versity, Lafayette, Indiana.
President A. B. Storms, Iowa State
College, Ames, Iowa.
President J. H. Connell, Oklahoma
Agricultural College, Stillwater, Okla.
President E. R. Nichols, Kansas
Agricultural College. . Manhattan,
- Kansas; daughter and son."
President C. .- A. Lory Colorado
Agricultural College, Fort Collins,
Colo. ' , .
E. J. Wickson, director California
station, Berkeley. -
Mr. J.'.W. Baily, State Food and
Dairy Commissioner, Portland.
Mr. Phillip S. Bates, Editor of the
Pacific Northwest, Portland: and wife
Mr. Tom Richardsan, Manager of
the Portland Commercial Club: and
W. L. Hutchinson, director Missis
Prof. & Mrs. Graham.
H. Garman, Kentucky station, Lex
ington. Townsend. "
Hon. H. C. Atwell, President State
Board of Horticulture, Portland.
B. Van Herff, New York. .. .
Prof.: & Mrs. Brooks, (Massachusrtts)
and Mr. Brooks, Jr., ;.., ; . ,:
C. P. Gillette, Colorado Agricultural
College, Fort Collins. t '
W. P. Headden, Colorado Agricul
tural College, Fort Collins. ,
Dr. J. R. Cardwell, veteran Horti
culture. , ;.'.
W. L. Volck, Watsonville.
Director Mumford, University of
Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Thomas F. Huntr Pennsylvania State
College, and Mrs. Hunt and Miss Hunt.
H. B. Diller, Chicago. - ;
Acker. . :::
ARE YAQUINA BAY BOATS AS SAFE
AS THEY SHOULD BE?
E" WRITES A LETTER
Says Laws Are Very Stringent and
Should Be Adhered To Tells How
Inspectors Do Things in Washing
tonSome Marine Facts.
Arthur Goss, director Purdue station,
Lafayette, Ind, '
O. W. and S. D. Hall. '
J. D. Lee
' J. C. Elliott, Oklahoma station, and
Mrs. Elliott. , :
Riley. ' , ". -
Director P. H. Rolfe, Florida
Station, - .
L. F. Boyle, New York station,
J. D. Towar, director Wyoming sta
A. W. Stewart, Gait, Fla.
W. S. Thornber, Washington station,
Prince, of Dundee.
Director Davenport, wife and daugh
ter, of Illinois. .
Dean Burnett, of Nebraska.
Corvallis would have been glad
to offer these people elaborate en-
CITY PRESS STORY IN REGARD TO
HOLY ROLLER WAS FALSE
IS NOT IN CHINESE DEN
Went to Seattle Fair, but Returned to
; Waldport in Dae Time and Has Been
there Both before and Since
, The Facts.
GOUNCIL DECIDES TO MOVE PROMPT
LY IN PAVING OF SECOND STREET
AFTER HEARING REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE, ORDERS ENGINEER
TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.
WASHINGTON STREETERS SEND IN PETITION FOR PAVING
In a recent issue you publish
ed a letter from a gentleman
calling attention to the unsafe
condition of the life preservers
used on the steamers plying on
Yaquina bay and the general un
safe condition of those craft.
Having never had the pleasure (?)
of making a trip on any of these
boats I am in no position to say
a word either one way or the
other about them. However, if
the conditions do exist, as your
correspondent says they do, it is
high time they were remedied.
During the past ten ' years I
have lived on the coast and have
resided at seaports nearly all
tfirtainmemt. hut. Pnrtlanrl rlicrni.
trips made it definitely under
stood that all they wanted was
comfort, and this idea was adher
ed to. The only variance from
this plan was the singing of Gen
evieve Baum-Gaskins at the re
ception. She sang The Goblins
11 Get You" and an encore.
This added pleasure to comfort.
This reception was attended by
a hundred or more Corvallis peo
ple. Dr. Kerr and college pro
fessors made such introductions
as were possible and a very
pleasant hour was spent there.
Pleased With Valley
The great educators talked
freely but not so specifically,
They were pleased with the val
ley, surprised at its extent and
apparent wonderful, productive
ness, but as they had stopped Eat
only two places for a few min
utes they were unable to express
themselves definitely in regard to
theparticular section. HoweVer,
a few did as follows:
Charles A. Long, president of
the Colorade Agricultural College
in reply to the question, "Well
did you see anything that looked
good to you?" said: "Yes, every
thing looked good. The trip
through, the valley was delight
ful in every sense. The Willam
ette is certainly a wonderful val
ley, ine hooq JKiver trip was
also a fine one . but that is a I
small valley and half of Hood
River is the advertising. Really
you people have one thing de
veloped to perfection, and that is
your . advertising. The Ft. Col
lins Commercial Club thinks it
knows a few things, but it does
not know the A B C of advertis
ing" ' ,,. . ' .
A number of Hoosiers were
gathered about Pres. W. , E.
Stone, of Purdue University, Indi
ana. . "The Willamette looks like
it will grow anything, and at
present seems to be growing
everything luxuriantly, " said he,
In places it looks as far de
veloped as the better and more
populous sections of Indiana. I
1 ITT 1
wisn some noosiers naa just a
little ' of your spirit. Nothing
Special Committee Favors Bitnlithic or Hassam for Pavement, and Says Price
Should Determine Selection Residents on Washington Street Would Like
to Beat Those Who Would Pave Second Street First A Total of Fifteen,
Blocks in Sight at the Present Time.
portumty , ol . observing : the
equipment and devices on all
kinds of passenger steamers.
It is a rare thing, indeed, to
find any of the boats plying on
Puget Sound, Grays Harbor,
Willapa Harbor or any of the
other waters of Washington
equipped with" anything but the
latest life saving apparatus and
the masters of the boats are
very careful to see that the life
preservers are in first-class
shape all the time, and the
places where they are kept mark
ed in . large letters so that if an
accident should happen the pas
sengers will know where to find
the means to keep them afloat
should there be danger of being
thrown into the water.
Law Against Overcrowding
Another thing I have heard
since I have been in Corvallis.
That is the overcrowding of the
Yaquina? bay steamers.. -There
is a very stringent law covering
the overloading : of any passen
ger carrying craft. In all li
censes of this class of boats
there is a -clause specifically
stating how .many persons such
ship may carry, at one time, and
" The lurid story floating around
in the city press to the effect
that Ester Mitchell, of Holy
Roller. fa1me, had been found in a
Chinese den in some Washington
coast town, was evidently a delib
erate fabrication. It develops
that with the exception of time
spent on a trip to Seattle to
make a report to officials and to
see the fair, Easter Mitchell has
been at the home of O.V. Hurt at
Waldport arid .' is there at this
time. The Gazette-Times has
no report from Mr. ' Hurt, per
soually, but has this assurance
from various Corvallis campers
in the vicinty of Waldport, and
this morning corroboration comes
from C R. Evans, , water bail-
flf "at" the' Mtsrssirr-ir:
Evans said he had not Seen the
story referred to, but was con'
fident that it was wholly incor
correct as' he is familiar with
the news of the neighborhood
and knows that since her arrival
at the Hurt home several months
ago," there has been nothing
senational or unpleasant con
nected with the name of Ester
Mitchell. It is possible that
At its session last night the
city council re-elected Fred Por
ter city engineer and instructed
him to prepare plans and speci
fications for the paving of Sec-
ona street ana certain oi tne in
tersecting streets one block west
The report of the special com
mitteeMayor Watters and
Counciimen Skelton, Osborn and
Johnson was very short. In
their opinion, bitulithic or Has
sam is the most acceptable pave
ment and their recommendation
is that the relative price at which
these pavements can be secured
should be the governing factor
in the selection. This committee
did not go into detail but said
they would later if the council de
sired. " - ' ' "'.--
Continued on page two
.. Petition for Pavement.
The property owners on Wash
ington . street have the paving
fever. Last night a petition for
the paving of that street from
Second to Ninth street was pre
sented and laid over for consid
eration tonight, a special session
being arranged., The signers to
the petition are ten in number,
as follows: Thos. H. Cooper,
Mrs. Bell, E. J. Newton, J. J.
Howser, Ann Smith, Caroline
Hayes, S. S. Ewing, J. F. Phillips
J. C. Young and Mrs. R. , C.
Kiger. Marshall Miller would
not sign but said he would not
oppose. A couple of others
in favor would not sign, for fam
ily reasons. However, the peti
tioners are said; to represent a
majority of the people along the
Preliminaries to Paving
The Municipal Judge was in
structed to secure a competent
party to make a list of the ' peo
ple in whom titles to Second
street property now repose.
Five hundred copies of notices
to repair and replace sidewalks
A representative of the War
ren Construction Co. was pre-,
sent ' and answered' certain
Juestions . Jxi, jegad; tobit lithic
The Gazette-Time was selected
as the official city paper tempor
arily, or until the matter can be
adjusted according to the city
Beginning Dec. 1, the Western Union
will change the method of charging for
code words. When words not in tha
dictionary are used, the charge will be
for each five letters. This is to protect
the Western Union from extremely long
words formed by combining letters re
gardless of the meaning of the word.
by "person" it means an infant
in arms as well as an adult. I
have seen a man, . wife and a
child held back because the ship
had its quota with the exception
of one or two, and the child, if
you will, would have made one
over the number . allowed the
ship by its license. The masters
of those ships will positively
take no chances of overloading
their boats. -
If the captain of the boats on
Yaquina bay are overloading
their boats they are violating one
of the most stringent v marine
laws in existence and the matter
should be brought to the atten
tion of the proper authorities at
once. It is beyond5 belief that
the - inspectors of boilers " and.
hulls,,, men .appointed to. that
position ,pecause tney are sup'
posed to be authority oi matters "
pertaining to things - marine,
should sink to the level of bribe
takers and pass unsafe life sav
(Continued oni page three)
Continued on page two
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