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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1918
NO. 4 i.
0. A. C. Report is In
structive REPORT ON CROP
Report of F. L. Kent, Field Agent
U. S. Departmtnt or shrdshrde
U. S. Department of Agri
culture Reports received and field ob
servations made by F. L. Kent,
Field Agent, U. S. Bureau of
Crop Estimates, for Oregon, dur
ing the month of May, indieate a
general erop situation on June ,
1918, about as follows:
WPLVTHER CONDITIONS :
The month of May has been one
of the coldest May months on
record for the state of Oegon.
Rainfall was fairly general
throughout the state during the
month, but he amount was in
sufficient for the real needs of
crops. Many sections of the
state suffered from light frost
during the month. In some local
ities these frosts were sever1
enough to kill tender veg'itt :on,
such as tomato plants anl the
Ike. Early planted potatoes
were prelty badly :inipped' m
some sections. In certain locali
ties severe damage "as done to
fruit during the first half of the
month. A good soaking rain fol
lowed by warm weather would be
greatly appreciated in all parts
of the state.
WHEAT: Both spring and
fall seeding would be materially
benefitted by a warm rain in all
parts of the state. Generally the
erop has not yet suffered for
want of moisture except in some
of the drier localities. But low
temperatures have retarded the
growth during the month. The
growth on May 1,1918, was great
ly in advance of last year, and
somewhat ahead of normal, but
the condition of growth on Juno
1, 1918, was somewhat behind
the normal for that season of the
year. Some wire worm damage
is reported from Eastern Oregon,
and aphis and Hessian fly dam
age in the Willamette valley
Indications are that the aere
age of both winter and spring
wheat is materially increased
over last year and over the aver
age. Compilation of a large
number of reports from the crop
and farm labor survey indicate
an increase for 1918 over the
1917 plantings of 33 per cent in
the arer seeded to winter wheat,
and an increase of about 2 per
cent in the springwheat area.
With favorable weather condi
tions from now until harvest
time the state should produce
about .20,000,tX)0 bushels of
OATS: The crop survey re
ferred to indicates an increase of
about 7 per cent in the area
seeded to oats. Weather condi
tions have been rather unfavor-j
able for the oat crop the same as
above referred to for wheat. i
BARLEY: The Oregon cr.. j
survey indicated an increase ofj
about 10 per cent in the acreage!
sown to barley. Reports from.
Field Aids on June 1 indicate Hint
this intended increase in bothj
barley and oats planting has'
probalily taken place. J
HAY : The increased acreage
in wheat, oats and barley has,
naturally utilized some of tbe
land which normally would have
been in hay crops. In some ofj
the alfalfa growing sections j
wheat has been planted where (
alfalfa has usually been grown, j
In the clover growing sections of,
Western Oregon the clover acre-
age has been very materially re-j
dueed as a natural result of th-'
increased planting of wheat and
oats. The vetch crop which is
largely used for hay in Western'
Oreson. bave been seriously darn-j
aged by aphis. Some fields hav
been plowed up and planted to
corn and potatoes. Cold and
rather dry weather has prevented
the normal growth of the mead
ows. All of these unfavorable
conditions have combined to ma
terially reduce the prospective
FRUIT: Outside of the Hood
River district apples appear toj
have bloomed very lightly and;
consequently have set a veryj
light crop of fruit. Considerable!
frost damage is reported i.
some sections. Peaches were
liar.! '.it by th early April fr.ls.t
cent of a normal crop but most i Commencement week opens at
sections say not enough tor j tntJ Oregon Normal on Saturday,
home demands. The pear eropjjune 15, at 8:30 A. M., with
promises fair. In localities' President and M s. Ackerman
where both apples and pears are
grown there is a much better
"set " of pears than of apples.
Prunes in Southern Oregon were
hurt by April frosts. In th Wil
lamette Valley prospects are
fine. The total prune produc
tion for the state will apparently
be about the same as last year
Cherries were injured bv thei
April freeze and a light crop all
over the state will result. The
commercial crop will probably
be about one half of the 1917
F .L. Kent, Field Agent.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Memorial Services at Presbyter
ian Church Sunday Morning
The annual memorial service of
the Ki ghts of Pythias and Py
thian Sisters was held at the
Presbyterian church Sunday,
morning, and Dr. Dunsmore . de
livered a very interesting and in
structive sermon -on behalf of the
A musical program preeeeded
the service, the duet by C. W.
Barriek and Dr. L. Harrick de
serving much praise. About 40
Knights and as many Pythian
Sisters were present to observe
In the afternoon the Knights
left in autos and decorated the
graves of the Pythians of this
lodge and other lodges that hav?
members buried in the giave yard
near Independnee and Mon
mouth. Commits Suicide
Thus. Fennell, one of the best
known men of Polk county, com
mitted suicide Wednesday morn
ing at about eight o'clock, by tie
ing a boat chain around his neck,
rowing out into the river ami
jumping from the skiff into the
Mr. Fennell had been sick for
many months, and had worried
a great deal and it is thought
was partially at least out of his
He was sixty-four years, four
months and eight days of ag
and had been a resident of Polk I
and Marion counties for more
than 23 years, coming to this city
and establishing a blacksmith
shop onMain street which he con
ducted for many years. Later he
went into the hop business andj
was quite successful in business,
affairs, but fortune's wheel wa-ij
against him for the last few I
years and like many hop men hej
io-t some money. He was oper
ated on a few years ago in a Port
land hospital and never regained
his former health and financial!
worries and sickness were too
much for him to overcome.
In his younger days Mr. Fen
nell was a man of wonderful
physical endurance and has al
ways made and held many
He leaves a wife and one
daughter, Mrs. Susie Fennell
Pipes. The funeral was conduct
ed from the Cathoiie church cf
which be was a member, the ser
viecs being conducted by Fathr
Cronin of Portland and the ht-
vices were held in Independnee
Friday morning at 11 .O. the in
terment taking place in the eem
etery at Salem.
OREGON NORMAL PROGAMME
FOR GRADUATING CLASS GIVEN
Bacalaureate Sermon Sunday, New Class is a
Large One, New Rot m to be Used
Public Invited to Annual
Programs In the New
entertaining the Seniois at I
breakfast. It closes o i Wednts-j
day, June 19, w hen one hundred
and ntty-eight Seniors will bear1
the commencement address de
liver d by B. F. Irvine, editorial;
writer of the Journal, and re-
ceive their diplomas from Presi-
i h nrn a!. Tiwmni.
plete program is as follows
8:00 P. M., Junior Prom., Gym.' Ackerman ami the entire isenioi
nasiuin. All who are on the Nor.1 ' lass. Campus exercises by the
m'al social list are invited. J Juniors and Seniors. The public
Sunday, June 16, 8:00 P. M J invitted.
Dr. Joshua Stausfiold, pastor 8; 12:00 M. Alumni Luncheon,
the First Methodist church rfj Cupid's Kuoll. Alumni and Sor
Portland preaching the buccal- iors are invited.
aureate sermon. Subject Divira
Judgement. The public is in
vited. Monday, June 17, 2:30. Fno-
SPECIAL ALUMNI - NORMAL ISSUE
: .. .
i4f i'--. h rrivv ;7fev'::-:-
Forty Sixth Reunion of Christian College and Oregon Normal School Graduates
at Normal School, Monmouth, June 18, Commencement June 19.
8:.'?0 P. M., Symbolic drama ofj
the Twentieth Century, Chape!.
The drama was written by Miss!
Josephine Seger, a member of thej
class, and will be staged by herd
an.1 her assistants. Hie miotic
is invited. No admission fee.
Tuesday. June IS, 10:0 A. M ,
Last chapel and campus exer
eiscs. On this program are
Miss Fish, representing the Ju
niors; Mrs. Claire Grout, the
Seniors; O. A. Hurley of hub
pendence the Alumni; Mr. Thus.
H. Gentle, the Faculty; President
3:00 P. M. Alumni
8:00 P. M.Tteeeptioon of class;
ami alumni program. Chapel;
ulty reception. Dormitory,
iors, Alumni, t heir relatives
guests are invited.
SPCLIAL NORMAL AaO
Combination Issue of Western youth
and Independence Monitor on
June 13 ann 22
A story telling of the
Normal work, the success
of Normal teachers, the In
dependence Mo n m o u t h,
and Rural Schools as man
aged by Critic Teachers und
taught by Student Teachers
of the Normal.
SPECIAL COPIES COMBINATION
ISSUE FOR MAILING FIVE GENTS
Judge YYhoeloek of Portland will
deliver the address. The public
i :!H) P. M. Alumni reeption j
Wednesday, Juno 10 A. M.j
d m ineneeuicut exercises, Chap
el; commencement address by P.!
r. irvine oi ronianu. i
Presentation of diplomas by.
President J. H. Ackerman. The!
110 1 M lloui-,1 .if i-..iri.nlv'
meeting. Oregon Normal.
Mr. Harvey Cede, father of
Mrs. Ed Prather, died in Wash
ington Saturday nnd was hur
ried at Jefferson Tuesday. Sev
eral cars of neighbors went ti-
Orville Wells was sent from
I the funeral,
i ,, rv ,, ,,
ll'ort McDowell to San rranciseo
land is in the mechanical depart-
mcnt 0f the aviation corps, tho
hranch he preferred.
The Company "IV ball team
meets once a week at Captain
litre's. We are hoping tt gel In
play at the Riekreall picnic.
Kay Grounds had his tonsils
extracted Saturday in Salem by
Dr. Finley. His mother accom
panied him and visited her
brother, C. P. Wells, until Sun
day. Alfred l.oy is taking the plac
of Orvillc Wells on I lie farm.
Mr. tVclls is like several otherj
farmers more work than help.!
Friday evening the flag will be.
accented bv the i . une Guard
irotu the la.iics of the eonmiun-
will be a
Junior Red Cross Busy at
The Parker lved Cross has or
ganized a junior class which .s
doing work with nuidi success.
The chairman is Sybil Cline;
vice chairman. Marion Hi. 'Kin
son, secretary, Margaret 'na
esen. i ne oicumcr mu iiuuiuiio;
1 MM 1 ...... 11..1, ,
CJarretson. 1 lael Akers, (i.rrin
Met. Hire. Itertha .lelescli, fan-
line Dickinson, Caroline Peter
son. Kiiima Zielesch and Winnie
Howard House left Saturday
the first of June, with the res! of
the hoys for California where he
will be in the service of his coun
Harold House has gone to,
Washington to work in the mines
for this suninicr.
Klnier Chapin wlio is in Indi
ma, with the colors, seems to
e enjoying himself immensely
THEY RECE1NE DIPLOMAS
The annual graduating
l ises of the Independence
School was held in the
house Friday evening, .liino 7,
and nine of our accomplished
young ladies and manly young
men successfully passed from
the High School. Two of tho
number won special honors, Mis?
Johnson and Miss Dickinson re
ceiving free scholarships to spec
bil colleges for special showing
made in their work.
The program was as follows:
Processional, Gretchen Kromer;
Invocation. Dr. H. Chus. Duns
more; Vocal nolo, Mrs. Oliver
Smith; Address, "American
Scholarship in the Present Cris
H," Dr. H. D. Sheldon; Votal
solo. Paul Hlackstone; Violin so
lo, Miss Ceeiie Dunb.ir; Preoi.
ti'ion of Clas, Principal II. A.
Wright; Presentation o' lipl -mas,
II. Hirschberg; Awarding
uf scholarships, H. A. Wright.
The class consisted of Helen
(1, Butler, Ernest L. Chowr,
Kth.-I Cartnack, Dorothy J. Pad
djck, lilliaa F. Townaend, Ulhi
E. Dickinson, Leona Uanna,
Vers I. Jobnmm and Elmer E.
The class chose as their tnetto,
"Honor Before Honors" and as
their colors red and whit. and
their flower the red carnation.
I he opera house was artbtic
a'lv decorated and th-? niotiu was
sp. lied in foliage and flowers i n
the background t'-e s .j.
I'ne young ladv grailuates wt"e
g i.vned in white and m tie i
very attractive licure to t e
large audience gathere,. to wish
them every success po.s.sib'o in
tneir future activities.
Prof. Sheldon of tl.e Univt rsi
'y of Oregon delivtre i an excel
lent address along patriotic and
e lucatioiiitl lines and impresvd
the young graduates with th- ir
duL.es and refuutisibilities
After the exercis. s the oung
p'ople received the congratula
tions of their many friends, arid
amid their busheli of flowers
ma le the occasion one of much
pleasure and rejoicing.
The two drug stores were com
tdiied into one this week and Mr
Williams has been quite lois
moving the Ib-wctt stock into the
Will Meet tarh Wart
County Or. ce.s Meet in DaltoJ
This , 'et k to Flan to
Mrs. Winnie i.radeii, chairman
j of the County Food Adin inistr.i-
tion, called together a inectinflr
Wlam,SiIay j,, A M of aU Ul3
im 1 fliaiil to take up the matter
oi iooii coiisrvatiou.
It Mil; ilecidcil !y the grocers
of the county :.! to sell any
bread that contained less thai
i 10 per cent of substitutes and i
' dealers in bread will he notifte i
, id' the plans uf the merehmts aU'l
j food administratiiui. The asso
jciatinu was orgaiiied into n pnr
manent body and Paul Pla!v
stoiie of .Monmouth nils elect1" 1
rhairnuui and Harry Viers 'if
..,.. u;i ,,.., .,,.i.
neck with the County Food Ad
ministrator and uUo with a com
tnittee of consumers, nnd priecj
will be established on all staple
licensed food, according to tli
plan as outlined by Hoover au 1
!iie.-.e priees will be made puMic.
The meeting will be hold on
Thursday of each week and a
,,,.,,,,, ,)s,(, r prri, lmsis wil) )9
established on nil groceries coin
ing under the I'egiihOed list.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
First Senior High School Day
Held in Independence
The Seniors had their "clas
day" a week ago Friday, th.
first one to he held in this High
School. A feed was given to tluj
students und faculty at; noon in
the library, which was adjusted
for the occasion. Toasts werd
(given hy 1'roi. Ji. A. rignt,
Dell Alexander, ' Dorothy Pad
dock as toast mistress, P.essi-t
Stillwell and Miss Stevens wh
is now official I, II. S. poet.
When "clearing up" time cam a
the Freshmen displayed their un
usual ability at dishwashing. At
2 o'clock the crowd gathered in
the general assembly for the Sen
ior programme which was as fol
Piano Duet Dorothy Pad-
dock and I'lla Dickinso i
Vocal Solo Dorothy Paddoc't
Song Senior Girl s
Class Prophecy (illustrated)
Miss Beryl L. Holt
Senior's Lust Will and Testament
Presentation of pictues
The remaining 1") of the Sen
ior play money will be given to
l li- Bed Cross.
Four pictures, "The Chritl
Child," "Madonna," " Wootl-
elie" "Spirit of '7(5" werj
! nated to I. H. S. by the clasi
Presentation of Ivy
Ten s!i .s of ivy were tlcc
planted v ith due eer. motif
! i:e (.tiiMi ' ! y the Fresh
men. These L'ifts are appreciated.
rv i-nieli by th- students wh I
! 1 1 -it t ! v in.-.y s!.i,- a-l
j t neb ard Jintliotism tti
the e!a-s of 'H.
Tl: emu ii"nccoictit exereise t
were 1 1 T.I in the opera house Fri
lav evenitiL', June 7, ami was at
tended by many. Prof. Sheldon
rive a very intercsing talk on
''jfhe Anieriean Scholorshi
During the Present Crisis."
Vocal solos were rendered b,""
Mrs, Oliver Smith and Mr. Paul
P.laekstoiie. Also Miss T.ueil
Dunbar gave a violin solo. Dr.
Diirsmore cave the itivoeatioc.
The valedictory was given by
Miss Vera Johnson. The sehol
arsl ips were awarded to Ver I
Johnson, I'lla Dickinson