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OREGON NEWS NOTES
f ! OF GENERAUNTEREST
VICTORY HAS CROWNED THE GLORIOUS
ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS
i AND SAILORS AND A JUST AND RIGHTEOUS
n PEACE WILL SOON BE PROCLAIMED THRU-
? OUT THE WORLD—THEREFORE— LET US
■ NOT FORGET TO MAKE OCR BOYS ViTAY
OVERSEAS OR IN THE CAM PS AS C1IEER FUL
AS POSSIBLE. WRITE THEM CHEERFUL
LETTERS ON ATTRACTIVE STATIONARY.
WE CAN SUPPLY THE MOST FASTIDIOUS
TASTES IN THE LATEST STYLES, COLORS,
| Principal Events ef the Week
Briefly Sketched fer Infor
W ATCH FOR OUR
mation of Our Reader«.
The adjourned annual meeting of
the Grand Commandery of Oregon of
the Masonic order will be held In Sa
lem December 2.
With a loss estimated at more than
$30,000, the flour mills at Pilot Rock
were burned early ^Friday by a fire
that started from unknown causes.
Benton county held its first annual
corn show last week at Corvallis un
der the direction of the county farm
bureau, with County Agent Kabei in
The assessed valuation of Clackamas
county’s property is $23,572,615, ex
clusive of the property of public serv
ice corporations. The increase amounts
Oregon was the only state in the
western division to attain its quota of
150 per cent in the united war work
drive, according to State D irector Or
lando W. Davidson.
Victor J. McCone, formerly secretary
for the state socialist party, was
drowned at Portland when he drove
his automobile off the approach to the
Seilwood ferry into the Willamette
The residents of Evans Creek valley
in the north end of Jackson county,
have voted to incorporate the entire
valley into an irrigation district, and
an early survey will be made of the
A statement Issued by the Treasury
department shows that in total sales
of war savings and thrift stamps to
November 1, Oregon stands sixth in
rank in sales per capita and also sixth
for the month of October.
Domestic use of powdered sugar, for
some time past restricted solely to
commercial manufacturing and baking,
is now permitted, according to official
advices received by W. B. Ayer, food
administrator for Oregon.
The state text book commission wifi
make its selection for books for
schools of the state next June, the
selections to continue for another six
years. Under the law the commission
selects these books each six years.
Extension schools in dairying, which
will cover the subjects of breeding
and feeding dairy cattle, will be held
in Ontario, Malheur county, and at
Halfway and North Powder, Union
county, the first week in December.
In a complete check made on wood
ships building in the United States a
statement from Washington shows
that of 243 hulls launched up to Octo
ber 31, the Oregon district was first,
with 67, and of 92 ships completed
Oregon led with 26.
Present and prospective removal of
soldiers from the mills and logging
camps is already creating a labor
shortage on Coos bay and W. J. Rust,
government agent, declared there was
a call for between 306 and 400 men
for mills and camps.
Only two fatal accidents are includ
ed in the 538 reported to the industrial
accident commission for the week end
ing November 21, Inclusive. These
were F. Auterson, shipbuilder, Port
land; Henry Fromong, terminal fa-
:tlity worker, Portland.
Dr. Marie Equl, a woman physician
and member of the Industrial Workers
of the World, was found guilty at
Portland of violating the espionage
act by referring contemptuously to
American soldiers and by other alleged
objectionable remarks In the I. W. W.
Three entrances for fish coming up
the Willamette river are now in exist
ence at the Oregon City fishways, ac
cording to R. E. Clanton, general su
perintendent of state hatcheries. This
improvement will treble propagation
of spawn in the Willamette river, it is
Saturday, December 7, was set as
Fire Prevention day and the week of
December 2-7 as Fire Prevention week
tor Portland by the committee in
charge. The original day, October 9,
was delayed until November 2 and
hen again delayed by the influenza
So excellent Is the fuel situation in
Oregon that dealers are complaining
oecause there is so little demand for
their stock on hand and mines art
complaining because the dealers are
putting in so few orders, according to
Fred J. Holmes, federal fuel adminla-
rator for Oregon.
Plans for re-establishing a stsam-
poat line on the Willamette river be-
ween Salem and Port laud were dls-
'U B se d at a meeting held In Salem,
when C. K. Spaulding of the Spaulding
.ogging company and Captain Exson
>f Woodburn made proposals for fi-
lancing the enterprise.
Early risers nt Baker recently were
reated to the sight of one of the well
mown capitalist* of the city out with
i bucket of hot water and a scrubbing
iruah trying to efface the bright yel-
ew paint with which hi* houae had
teen bespattered, owing to his refusal
o help support the nalted war work
Williams’ Drug Co. \
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C ITY AND COUNTRY
Mrs. S. B. Walker is visiting at
Sailor lad Melvin Ray has been
home this week.
FOR SALE—Dry Fir Wood.
quire of Fred Oberson, Jr.
POLK COUNTY POST
Twice A Week
Phone M. 621
News Items of public interest are
gladly received and much appreci
ated. Bring them, send them, phone
them or mail them. We thank you.
At the Isis Saturday night, Dec. 7, of his should miss the treats of the
Ruth Clifford in “ Fires of Youth,” a day.
H. S. Shoemaker has been pro
moted by the Standard Oil Co. and
will leave Independence.
PIONEER, AGED 91,
IS CALLED AWAY
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worldly wise but just last week a
woman died in our midst who was
over twenty years old at the time
of the Mexican war! Just imagine
the trials, expel ientes and pleasures
she has had and seen! Any one of
us might have gone to Sarah J. Al-
phin and learned much with great
profit to ourself.
“Grandma Burbank” has passed
on, but she has left a record and u
memory that can never be erased.
The world was made better because
for ninety one years she was a part
Jess Whiteaker was an arrival of it.
home today, after having had a suc
cessful cruise to Chili and back. He
was a member of the merchant ma
B A B IE S MUST HAVE MILK
Mrs. Ella Donaldson, after a
week’s absence, is again behind the
counter at Conkey & Walker's.
Dean Walker is expected to re
turn to Orcgonturn to Oregon soon
as all officers’ training camps have
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Richardson
and son, Gerald, attended the wed
ding of Dr. J. It. N. Bell and Mrs.
Bell at Corvallis this week.
Judge C. A. Johns of the Oregon
supreme court and Mrs. Johns were
the Thanksgiving guests of Judge
and Mrs. N. L. Butler. The two
women are sisters.
Miss Vale Hiltibrand was a home
visitor Thanksgiving day and was
accompanied by Miss Schmidt, pri
mary teacher in the Corvallis schools
where Miss Hiltibrand teaches.
Crosby Dalton was here from Eu
gene the first of the week looking
as fit as a fiddle. He has a good
|N>sition at Eugene his only regret
being that he isn’t living in Inde
Drain Dickinson, member of the
military class at the O. A. C., was
privileged to eat his Thnnksgiving
dinner at the parental home. Ac
companying him was Vern l’ cw of
Oakland, Cal., a college chum, far
from homo among strangers, and
Drain did not propose that any pal
"You get more calories to the
penny from milk than from any
other food even at the present
price,” said Dr. B . J. Labbe,
specialist, who returned recent
ly from Europe and who spoke
at the State Fair and at other
patriotic gatherings. Dr. Labbe
told of the children he treated
in the Red Cross children’s hos
pital in Evlan, on Lake Geneva,
in France. The little French
and Helgian refugees were wan
and weak and almost lifeless.
A milk diet soon brought good
results and the babes thrived.
"But," said Dr. Labbe, “ they
will never entirely shake off
the marks made by the months
in which they were starved for
milk. Children must have milk
if the race is to go on. It is
every man s and every woman's
duty to do all in his power to
keep the herds of Oregon alive.
Feed men, mill men, dairymen,
householders, dealers, everyone
must co-operate. The babies of
the world must be saved.”
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WHEN you sit down to a meal you like to know
that your food came from a store where repu
tation counts— a store where best quality goods
are really best quality.
This store gives you that advantage. W e buy
our stock more carefully than our most partic
STAPLE AND FAN CY GOODS
AT LOW PR IC E S
It pays to buy quality goods, particularly when
you can get them at prices as low as ours. A
fair trial here means a steady customer every
HONEST VA LU E S M AKE US GROW
JOHNSON & COLLINS
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WINS SERVICE CROSS
VERY PRETTY CEREMONY
Warden Murphy’s resignation as
warden of the state penitentiary was
received by Gpvernor Withycombe Sat
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urday, effective as of December 16, in
ed in marriage by Rev. A. Wells
line with the request of the governor. Yank Ambulance Driver Deco
The ring service was used and the
It is understood that ex-Sherlft Robert
rated for Heroia' Work.
ceremony took place before a hank
L. Stevens, of Multnomah county, will
of white chrysanthemums und ferns.
be on hand to take over the office by
Chrysanthemums were also used in
Wounded in Head and Legs He
profusion in the dining room. The
Deputy United States Marshal Frank
bride was charming in a gown of
Tichenor arrested Charles Zimmer
wiiite satin trimmed witli silver lace.
man, C. E. Morris and O. W. Morris,
Paris.—Several wounds In the head She wore a veil and carried a sheaf
of Powers, on bench warrants issued
and both legs were not sufficient to de of bride roses. Following the cere
in the federal court at Portland. The ter Private Albert S. Hartwell from
mony a five course dinner was serv
men were apprehended in connection aiding another wounded American sol
ed, one of the features of which was
with ownership of an illicit still lo dier. Suffering intense pains from his
cated several months ago in a .cave wounds, received when a shell broke a large turkey, a gift from the bride’s
near him, Hartwell carried the other uncle in Washington.
near Powers by secret service men.
The public service commission has wounded boy to a dressing station for
made an order increasing fares on the help. His bravery and self-sacrifice
interurban electric lines running out have brought him the award of the dis
W e take this way of sincerely
tinguished service cross from General
of Portland, and recommended a re
thanking all those who so kindly as
duction in service, so as to give the
Hurtwell, an American, had been sisted us during the last illness and
relief sought to meet the increased living In Paris with his mother, Mrs.
funeral of Mrs. Sarah Alphin.
cost of labor and material. The order Pauline Nellie Hartwell, 16 Rue Pone-
applies to the lines running to Bull reu. He Is a member o f the United
.N^r. and Mrs. S. E. Carmack.
Run, Cazadero, Montavilla and Trout- States army ambulance, serving with
Mrs. M. E. Chappell.
the French army, and had been gassed
Plans are being completed for the
The citation reads:
collection of lady bugs to be scattered
“ He repeatedly drove his ambulance
By the undersigned on November
in grain and dairy lands of Oregon and
over a road east o f Reims that was 7 at the Cloverleaf Hairy, one light
Washington infected by plant lice.
under bomburdment of gas and ex
Great caches have been located from plosive shells. On one occasion, while colored Jersey heifer about two
the Crater National forest to the Olym cranking his car, he was knocked sev years old. Owner to pay for keep
pic mountains. One lady bug will eat eral yards by the explosion of a shell, and advertising.
about 200 plant lice a day. County yet he continued his work. Another
agricultural agents will make the dis day his car was hit by a shell and bad
ly damaged and he himself was badly
“The other day,” writes a Kansas
Within the next M days the entire wounded In the head and both legs. In
spite of his wounds he carried a editor, “we sat beside a clear run
equipment of the spruce production di
wounded man who was In the ambu ning stream catching fish while a
vision—timber, mills, logging railroads
lance to a place of safety, made him
and a wealth of other material—will comfortable, and then crawled to a heavy rain was falling. We had
beefsteak and ice tea, with plenty
be advertised for bids and sold to the dressing station for assistance.”
of sugar and good old white bis
highest bidder. Estimates on the value
cuits. Then we woke up.”
of the property place it at approxi
mately $10,000,000. Demobilization of
the spruce division will begin within
The sale of $200,000 of the $590,000
issue of bonds, recently approved by
the capital issues committee at Wash
ington, D. C., was authorized at a meet
ing of the state highway commission
The commission also
adopted resolutions requesting county
courts to make known what improve
ments they are desirous of making
within their respective counties.
With reports on hand from substan
tially all of the farmers In the county,
County Agent Shrock’s figures show
that the Umatilla county grain crop
for the past year was 3,452,819 bushels
and that there were slightly more than
204,000 acres of grain in bearing. The
season was a hard one on the light
land farmers, but the yield from other i
sections of the county made a fair bal
Under the direction of County Agent
Gregory a systematic warfare has
started at Dallas for the extermination
of gophers and moles. The campaign
is being carried on by the school chil
dren and already encouraging reports
reach the county agent’s office. The
contest ends Christmas week and at
that time prize money amounting to
$35 will be distributed to the winnors
of the contest.
The Astoria chamber of commerce
appealed to the public service commis
sion to take action to prevent the
North Bank railroad from carrying
into effect Its order reducing train
service between Astoria and Fort
Stevens, and between Astoria and
Portland. As that railroad is under
government control, the commission
advised the Astoria chamber that It
has no jurisdiction.
Umatilla county’s annual irrigation
and drainage congress this year will
be held in the west end of ths county.
Two towns will share the honor of
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hosts. At Hermiston two days will
be devoted to the consideration of sub
jects relating to Irrigation problems.
The sessions there will be held De
cember 16 and 17. On December 18
and 19 the farmers will meet at Stan
field to discuss drainage subjects.
The policy of State Engineer Percy
A. Cupper, who has been appointed to
succeed John H. Lewis, will be to cul
tivate the present tendency toward
closer relation with the waterusers of
the state so that the interests of the
public as well as of the individual
wateruser may be served. Mr. Cuppar
so declared upon receiving ’from Gov
ernor Withycombe certificate of ap
pointment formally making him atate
HIS picture shows a
Eight counties of the state have met
their quotas in the purchase of war
savings stamps. Henry E. Reed, asso
ciate state director, has announced.
The last compilations, as of October 31,
show Clatsop in the lead, with a rec
ord of 139 per cent. Jackson ranks
second, with purchases aggregating
123.8 per cent. The six other banner
counties, with their percentages, are:
Sherman, 114; Wheeeler, 111; Coos,
106; Tillamook, 103: Baker, 102; Lin
Five separate Irrigation project* are
now being organized in Baker county
by Heniy E. Tweed, county agricul
tural agent, of Baker. The county
swent Is cooperating with the state
engineer In having the following proj
ects organized under the Oregon irri
Q uality and clea n lin ess are th e tw in m ottoes
gation district la w Sparta Irrigation
o f th is bakery a t a ll tim es.
listrlct. 14,000 acre*; Bridgeport-Dur-
kee Irrigation district, 6000 acres;
North Fork Irrigation district, 4000
seres; Unity irrigation district, 8000
seres; Medical Springe irrigation dls
trlot, 4500 aorta.
Card of Thanks
Dreaming in a Pleasant Way
Do your Christmas shopping early.
S t a r t ■the
Child . R i g h t
You may know from your own expe
rience the injurious effects of poorly fitted shoes
—how they ruin the feet and menace the gen
eral health and efficiency. Then let your boy
or girl profit by the leason—
A lw a ys Buy Shoes
Our children’s shoes are designed to
give little feet ample room to develop naturally.
And w e know just how to fit them, having
studied the question thoroughly.
W e also fit grown folks perfectly and
carry for them the latest styles at prices that
are sure to satisfy.
Conkey & Walker
woman of Salvador,
Central America, making
tortillas. She would not be
wasting her time doing this
if she had access to the good things in our bak
ery where we produce the
Many Good Things to Eat
upon which this community is feasting every
day—bread, cakes, pies, doughnuts, cookies and
other good things with the tasty flavor of the
home kitchen. They look as good as they taste.
C. A. Loch ridge