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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON. SATURDAY, JUNK 22, 1918
Monmouth Bssan Life as
. . ,. . D ;
Christian College Became ,
a State Normal School
Normal School History
Old Christian College, the par
ent school of the Oregon Normal
School, was first instituted in
Monmouth in 1867 and Kev. T.
F. Campbell became the presiilet
of the institution. At that time
it took the educational liues from
the first entrance of the boy or
girl in school through all grades
until he or she had finished a
complete college course. The
first class to graduate from the
college consisted of eight people
and they were graduatd in 1872.
The school first-opened in a wood
en building, what formerly was
the old gymnasium. In 1871 the
first brick building was begun
and was the middle section of the
present main buildig. During the
term the school was a Christian
College 76 graduates were en
rolled on the record of the school
that the school be a Normal
school and first endeavored to
make of it a Christian Normal,'
but not being able to get the fi
nancial support needed, made t ar
rangements to give the school to
In 1882 the school was given to
the state as a Normal, and by leg
islature act w as accepted and re
established as a Normal School
and D. T. Stanley became its
The school next went under the
control of President P. L. Camp
bell, who acted as president unl.l
he was chosen as head of the
State University at Eugene.
Prof. E. D. Ressler succeeded
President Campbell and through
his efforts the school was main-:
taiued during the trying times
when all Normals but Monmouth
were voted out of existence by the
people. President Kessler accept
ed a position at the head of the
Oregon Agricultural College mil
President J. II. Ackermau as
suined the presidency seven year
During President's Ackerman i
time the school has added several
new buildings and the state has
been more liberal in its support
of the school.
From the Normal there have
graduated about 2000 men and
women, half of whom are still
teaching school, many of whom
are in the very best positions ob
tainable in the state. At one
time seven of the county superin
tendents of the state were Noi
There is hardly a school in
Oregon that has not felt directly
the influence of Oregon Normal
instuction and it is estimated
Qii11 I LIIXVIVO KJ 1 lilt V. W JU'V" j
that fully 100,000 boys and girls; parUllen, , ot Agricrlture and the!
in Oregon are receiving their ed-jg, AKricui lural co.legts in the ,
ucation directly from supermt i-
dents and teachers of the Oregon:
v-,. t : I...- n. i...t.
j.ruiesiou Haines a
to the home as the teacher ainb
when from a third to a fourth "i'
all the boys and girls in Oregon
are being taught and guided by
Oregon Normal graduates the in-,
fluenee of that institution can;
hardly lie measured by words. J
Following is a part of the
program of the Normal exercises
thU vmr and we feel that the'
public is entitb-d to know what'
tliee exereisfS were.
1 1 l5 ?s
Commencement Day Ao
gram Very Instructive
T r- i f K J i ai vt K annuo! -Am.
j A lit tllll VJ'OIAUI OLIHUUt V"l
J mencement program of the Oiv
'gon Normal School was held ii.
' the Normal chapel Wednesday
I uioi ng.
The graduating class marched
into the assembly hall to the niu
j sic of the college orchestra, tal
in? their places in the midd'e
s-'i-tion of the new hall. Ti e
speakers president and facnlly
.... s ited on . he 8taee.
j The c ass chose as iheir colois
jpuiple itid white and as the r
j flower, the Bachelor Button.
The cla-is creed w as as follows:
"We believe in the public
school the .tin st, j mocratic if
all institutions. We believe it to
be the most effective agency n
insuring to our country, citizens
with physique, morale and men
tality tqual to the .obiigatiot s
and great principles of democ
racy. And since the teacher is
the determir ing fnctor in the
school. We, the class of 1918, be
lieve that she slnuld be tho.
oughly trained for this great
worn and consecrated to the tasl
of developing American citizens
who wiil love tht ir country, sup
port its co is' itution, obey it
laws, respect its flag and defend
it against all enemies."
The officers of the class wer:
Presi .eiit, Virginia Lee Notting
ham; vice president, Marion H
Parkhurbt; secretary, liona'da
Cameron; treasurer, Ida I. Neii-
son; reporter, Florence Brosins.
Tne program was as loiiows:
0. S. N. S. Orchestra
Invocation Rev. Peter Conklin
Overture-"Ca;if of Hagdad"
0. S. N. S. Orchestra
"Only to Thee" Saint Saens
"In the Boat" Herman
0. S. N. S. Glee Club
Address B. F. Irvine
Quartette " naian Mountain
0. S. N. S. Quartette
Presentation of Diplomas
President J. 11. Ackerman
Chorus "Snowdrops" Dorn
0. S. N. S. Glee Club
Benediction Rev. C. B. Pace
The new teachers elected at
ilio Oroirnn Virimil were: Miss
Ida II. Holmes, Department of' were taught the lower grades and has been so popular on the cai,.
Mathmetics; Miss Lueile Chase,1 easy drawing lessons were give:; pus furnished the music for a
IVpi.rtment of Household Econ-' In the music department the tistie. ligure i'oruiaUuu which end
oniy; Miss Gladys Poise, Asst. in1 lower grades were taught snap!.-! ed in the placing of the mi bleu
l-Inglish; Mrs. Margaret Craig' vocal exorcises and the work was . S. N. S. '18 in daisies and ram
Cut-ran, ' Head of Rural Depart-! advanced until conceit wo.k vv.-.V lo,-r ro,,s utoii the campus,
merit; Miss Margaret Audeion,' carried on in the (iglith gra.h.! 'I he Seniors were all costumeu
Department of Art; Miss Hessie An orchestra was organi.ed vvu U as r ronch soldiers and gave some
Dunham, Third and Fourth Grade from ten to twelve pieces and , excellent putr.ohc drills pro.nio
Critic; Miss Ida iSm,th, First and much progress was noted by thosj' out among which were senium
Second Grade Critic'; Miss Mary j doing this class if work. ! signals.
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Third and Fourth:
Grade Critic in Independence;
Mrs. Inez Miller and Miss Myrel
Bond, Critics at Mt. View. I
Boys and Girls Cl b Cham
pions Become Leaders
have jusl been appointed paid! 'Hie educational system louov.i
j leaders in boys and girls club:"1'1 state course of study and l':,'j
jwork in the co-opera. ive exten-i school year is divbled into fmr-
,n .Mi.hLi r Ka II a n, ' semislers of nine M-eiks eml,.
jn-Jr-.h and west. A drive for 1 1 L'radcs for a period ' f n, soium- proiomiy he siarldi ny t fie org.u.
imemheishin is unfit r wav ar.ri ', ivr ami were riven work in tii i.ation of three individual 'dassi
many .new leaders are be:ng se-J
lectea to nelu the boys
u jtij teir summer projects. !
April 1 there were 600 men and j
women leaders enrolled in this
work in the north and west. An
increase of nearly 700 emergency
leaders since that time brings
th is force of extersion w.rkers
n d the 1200 mark,
Ih'.v Duvail is station -d in N'er
Vork ami expects to sail fofed eaeh d ar!(j thej s. hooi ww'
Prance in a short tune.
Irwf nnnnrlm.nn DnMSrt
Schools Under the
Children Make Wonderful
Showing During Year
Friday evening the year's
work of the Independence publii
school was brought to a close and
a review of the work shows a de
ci.led imnrovemeiit in the chil.!-!
reu. This improvement is notice 1
;'i,., ..,.-.,1 o.i ;.,i.,n....i,ii i,.'
111 IIIV lll'l.ll nun IIIIUH I llllll
vlopment of the children as .well'
as their plysical devolomient.
It is probably advisable to ex
plain to our readers the plan on
which the school was run as a
nart of the Oregon Normal train-!
ing school system. Four critic
teachers were einployeil jotntiyj
4li. OfiiTun ViiM-tinl b.luuil nni
the school district as follows:;
Miss Arbuthnott, who bad charge
of the seventh ami eighth grades:'
Miss (iraee Williams in charge of
the fifth and sixth grades; Jlis.4
Kate Iloi.ck in ebarge of th
third and fourth grades nnd Mis
Emily De Vore in charge of th.)
first "and second grades. These'
teachers are the supervisors of
the school work and have the ,v .
pervision of the student teach- V
who did the actual teaching in,
th..' kcIiiioI In niiiiitinn To theso
i. !,:.... m: . . ti..i :.. 1
lour criiies jiin uu:u.iii
nf ,,;,. ;,.,.,.., ; !
structor of art, ami Miss Taybr!
nlivsical director of the Oregon
Normal school had the supervis
ion of these departments in the
school at Independence. ;
Special student teachers t a. lt
music, and art under tho sup :i-
vision of the instructors from t!io
Normal and this work is camel
on in every grade. Mechanical
drawing and construction wire
were taught the boys ami ,waW
colors, charcoal, designing o!
clothing, hats and interior decora
tion were taught the girls. J ho
use of the scissors 'Old needle
'1 no paysjeas r.iv.cr.mr. wi.i.r
tho sunervision of Miss Taylor,
consisted oi- (trills, games an
dances, ami was very sin-cessl'ii
A basket ball team wan man. !
taiio-d and many games phiy'.'l.
while public exhibitions w.-io'
given in il
Irills ami Folk dancing
! that have been gr
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The student teachers of th
N'ormal were el: on- n for th
grades for .which th- v-ere e
nceiallv preparing t hem vs oi
the Normal. They finish their
-.-liool work to a
before they begin teaching and
under the supervision of ;onn;l
instructors prepared and ontlin- l
!lnir davg work before II, ey l-
gin teaching. Tlies." plane um-t
he fol'owed out in detail by the
te:rer. The "'holf system o';
i int'iirtiin w.as caref u!!v ontiin-1
run on & system throughout that
is practical 'y as perfect as eta
The sen o! nus ma te doci -e i i
improvement during tne pxi
year and is consul.-rod 8 movie!
j school. Manv large sch hIs s.r:
'their teachers to obse ve th'
j work as carried on at the IioU
pendenee and Monmouh sciu -s
( and -these teachers were a en
thusiastic in their approval of
j the work and report that Hi. v
j found much of interest miJ v ai
I ue w hich they can sucvessf 'a y
introduce in their own school.
New Glass Honored in
tiK' Grogou Normal School m
lm" lhl'u" llrst reunion on Tucad.i
"'oruing at 7 :M for a p ay hour
ou campus. This ieohoia
eluded the Senior class of 1!)IS
old tllld Uvw luclul "M's i"'"-
eil in merry games,
ed to the Training
All wauut i
a break!' a -.t
Tliu lilst assembly
met at leu
"'clock with the following pi
March ami Class
-Music "Send Uut
-Music Trio ' berceuse'
Talks by Class and Faculty
Juniors Helen iW
Scidors Airs. Clairetout'
-'umiii 0. A. Hurley, .h
Faculty Thos. 11. Jei.a
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Music "Fair Normal"
Music "Fairest of Nations"
Ad.lr..KH Pn-s .T II A fk-.nmiii :i
Exercises on C'ampua
Mr. G. A. Hurley of
deuce representing the Alumni
called attention to the many
graduates of the old Christian
College ' and the Oregon Normal!
.School who had achieved pioi.i
im uee in diffen'iil wall s of lit.-.
Hurley paid a fiuo trbun-
Mie loyal spirit of the many aliu-i-ni.
Following Cies-j exoccisi. i tm
..in.ior and iii'ior classes clus I
the morning won with oul-i.i-door
exercises and songs oil tno
campus, 'i'he Junior song wliic i
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ot the alleinooii resulted m thu
following election for the ensuiiif
Prsideat, Miss Emily De Vore,
Independence; 1st vice president,
.Miss Radahaugli, Alotimouth ,
2nd vice president, Miss AiiiamU
'- 1'oty, Moiiinouth ; secretary, .Mr .
j lieiiiah Craven, Monmouth:
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.caMirer, .urs. ngness ,ar,c
The Alumni Association is be-'
finning n m ovemenl for a better
organization of their inembcM
throughout the state. This will
According to these plans the i i-
nual comiiieneeiio nt reunious
will become tt b alurc of the year.
importance than ever,
before. The evening program of
the Alumni Association was giv.
en for the first time in the new
Normal chap. I and was as fol
As,.-m!dv March N
Jiitrn'bi'-tion -.f Class
J, II. Aekormau
Pres. of Normal School
Mil A VISTA
Pretty Ceremony Makes
flag Day Pleasant
Hag Day at Buena Vista on Fri
day, June 14, 1313
A large gathering a.v.eiu bled,
al Huena Vista on Friday last'
whm a beautiful banner flag was
presented by tho Women Colin I
i ll nl Defense to the Home Guard,
11 Company, Ihieiia Vista, Ore-'
gon. Alter all the ladies hail
been lined up, the Company, un-j
dor the command of Major Hose
were marched into position for
; ids impressive ceremony. i
Mrs. hose, local chairman o j
tile W omens Council of Defense
then gave a very stirring patri
otic speech, the Hag was then pre
sented by Mrs. .M. N. Pratber,
president of the Ued Cross with
iiy apprnp; hit nor Is fitting
I lie occasion, th) I'l.ttj was receiv
ed by Mr. M. N l'ratkcr, chair-,
ham of i he gu.'t I, on behalf of;
tl'e company, u;id responded by s
.banking the l.io'es tr their
splendid gift. 1 he flag was their
(hen in char,;) oi the color ser-;
grant of the guards and two pri-j
eales. The Na'ional anthem ua.-i
Ihi-n sung and Co flag saluted in
proper form, M1'. .), K. Neal of-'
i .'iated as cliat)ia;n to the coin-!
ivuy w ho gav a very impressive
address and priyer. The color
guard then liiarelied to ' their
...1 1: .1 I ... iii. ii.wini.ii tl
1 r"- ; ,
de company, wine., was ,1,s1,eet-;
"1 1y the tn ,u.ng -entle,,,,,.
hum I ndrpoiulei.ee ; dudg- 11. V
Swopc, Verd Hill. Dr. Cutler and
jKx-Mnyor Walker. 1 he eon. ;
! puny then marched past in n-,
r.rdor and the above gentle-
' .11011 Acknowledging till!
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j They also highly eompb.nente.l
the company on their smart ap
lndcpoiiJ pcaraiiee and drill. The company
j was then dismissed, thus emliii
day never to be forgotten in
lieieptiou of Class
Miss Gladys Carson
Pres. of Alumni Assn.
liesponse of Class
Miss Zelda Hamilton,
lieiuTNoiitative Class of 'IS
invocation Kev. 1 1. 0. Duns
more , S
Violin Solo "begendc" 1
Miss Madge Pliilbrook
'Sliannon lielU" Normal
Vocal Solo "Crossing the Bar"
Mr. Paul ISlaokstono
Piano Solo "Vnlso Lento"
Miss (Irotelieii Kreauier
dlldgi1 A. B. Y lieclnek, Polil.lli'i
oeal Solo "Because I Love
Mr. Paul lSlaeksfotie
Violin Solo "The Sou of
Miss Madg Pliilbrook
lieneiiiotiori Jtov. M. imns
A reception to the Senior
hiss of 1!)H, whs given in the
1'innitiiry nt !):') and during tb-
time of which the guests pintool
; h fresiiinelits dans Were Hgai i
in-iisNed for tin- Grenter Alumni
AsKiieiut ion, Mrs. Heiilah ('raver,
I lr, G. A. Hurley, Miss Laura
i-ell and Mr. J. Ii. V. liutb r pre
sented these plans to the m u
elasH. A committee from tho 'l
dims has been iippointcd to iviil.1
out ih-f ails of them- plans with the
-.eeuti ve com mitt eo of the asso
ciation. The evening closed with every
,ie singing "Live, Normal,
1 im'," The ur,biic feature of
1 ' is was that many of the young
er inei'i'icrs of the Abimtii sang
this sons; for the first time to tlo-
aeeoinpaiiimeiit of its composer.
Mr. P. B. Arrant.
Slate Cuard meeting at the. op-
ia house Tuesday evening at 8
o'clock P. M. to perfect organua-'
Every person who desires to;
'"".i 10 juul s"
lv order of t'ouimittee.
KOTICiS TO THIS PUBUO
bogiuiiiiig July 1 the delivery
system in liulepeinb .o-e will be
to! lows :
North ludepeiuleuee, ono .!iii
i ry at S :(HI A. M.
liai. uce of city, except west if
Monmouth bridge, at 9:00 A.
and .!:..0 P. M. West of Mou
rn. null bridge 2:00 P. M.
G. F. Graves.
A letter was received thU wee'.
from Henry d. Ford, now station
ed at Camp bee, Virginia. U
the letter he states "this is tite
life to build men, and uiauc,
men of poor material." IK' is
now u eoi'ioral und slates "Her.;
is a Kfeat ileal ot ignoraiiee in
this eauip, that sixty men of
tlliee bl:iji:le.l call led, he:' I eitu
or write and Unit one liuinir 'u
did not know their right iinud
from their left. Tweiily-fivu bad
never seen a tram ami niunUu
had never seen a foot ball." lie
stated some did not know enough
to obey . orders and thought it
was good for them to be dialled
as they will learn. Henry Ford
is a son of Mrs. M. F. Ford of thi.
city. Mr. and Mrs. C'arbray, Mr.
ami Mrs. E. N. Johnson, Mr. na.l
Mrs, Sloper and Messrs. Smith,
IHcksou and the editor of the;
Monitor made a trip to Kings
Valley Wednesday eveuinig to
meet with a committee from the
Wed Cross at that place to out
line a program fr tho joint eel
eliriition at Kings Valley on July
The Red Cross at Oak Point
cleared up a neat little sum Irom
their recent drive. The calf do
nated by Mr. Marrow brought
2.11 and the one donated by
John Wood $20. The first calf,
was seourcii ny iir. lvsicrorooii
of Gale Grove.
Senior Clasn Play an All-Around
The annual Senior Class play
iveu Monday eviiiiiig in the Nor
mal chapel was an original pro
duction by a student of tho cl.i..s,
Miss Josephine Scger of Porl-i.i-id,
and it w as very siicees-.! i.
Indeed, the play turned out to be
a personal triumph and at tic
b.-e I be muilcst- authoress w.n
pulled out ill front of the curtain
to receive a huge basket of flow
ers, as a tribute Irom admit mg
''cl ow students.
The drama sy inbiiliod the W-n,
its coiilesiiiuls us nations ,-ili.i
A n.i t'iv.:; d ti.tiy ioU it. L...ui-
i lo in appeared Industry with her
h vails and gnomes of product io i
.led iiiiiiiufaet lire and also the
guardians of raw products, corn
win-al, oats, cotton, cane, bides
and even a small live lmb was
carried upon the stage as irsyio
'ol of the wool from which gar
; cuts are made.
Science then appeared and il
ins! rated in turn by dances and
otherwise, sound, light, time,
s, geology and invention
not to overlook a real aeroplain
v l.-ieh i!h its dii .u uuvi gtililu r
ii.iing away a I ii:e enemy, pass
ed over the stage Other themes
were introduced in logical and
filling order, conservation Wi f.
, :'k and then (ii-moeraey w.t j
uiven the place of prominence,
u-diiied in by the Spirit of thej
Vew Day. j
The drama was well worked
nut. The ideas were excellent
ai ! the whole showed MUs Scger
,n tin- iossessnr of a high order
of tah nt. She has been warmly
eoi. 'r .-iti.b't': d ni the slice, ss of
; nnr iiiornnv
Celebrate at This Historic
Spot July 4
Oldest Flour Mill in Oregon
Still Running Here
.esilutg m among tho hills an. I
timber of Polk county is a beau
tiful Utile valley. The soil i
i icli ami deep and the Luck;
nmuie wind-, iis way tliroug.i
this piciui'osipie settlement. At
one near the settlement it a;
inns and e.ipuwues you and yo:
ieel tho pure, clear atmi,spi..
hius alley was lust settle
in l.sisi when Mr. Koiund Cham
litis Mr. King und Mr. Norton
three broihors in-law, came tber
to ii, a..,,' tio.r Lu.i.e. Tuey d .
I to eil ii..: lu.iiu va.ii-y linn im'.
pdl is niiil illeW lots for eliOlei
iiv rU.a liicw lii'st elioi'e uu
oltose the plot of n io acres u .
wlueii the huigs auey nn.l lio-
unds. Air. Ciuiiuiiers drew aei
iiid eluuee and staled to Mi
.oiloi., "If 1 hud drawn t'
place you have, Norton,
wi ui. I inuld a ilour null ai tl,e
i ai Is. 1 Mr. Norton replied: I
yuil will build a null hero i-u.
trade properties with you."
Thus the third flour mill r
Oregon was built at Kings Xw
ley. The timbers were heave
out on the lands of Kings Va
ley, the lumber was sash sawe.
hikI the, flooring wa.i tongin:
grooved and hand matcbi'd
This mill, started in 18-19, wu
eotiiplctd and ready for ("por
tion in l!)f)2. It is the oldest iui"
in (Iregou now being opcratt
and has beii o.outiuuoiisiy in us
since it Was first started. TT
early pioneers of Yamhill, Bel -toon,
Polk, Clnekainas, LineoU
Tillamook, Lane and Linu coui'
lies for many years got their suj.
p'y of -flour from this little mil!
on tin; Liickiainiite and it fell : '
.stands a monument of early pie-
,.,,r energy and industry.
This mid is now owned and op
orated by J, P. Logan, whoa
lesidciice is across the roa i
from the mill. The falla had a--original
drop of about two f ee '
an. id Mr. Chambers built thei
a dam to raise the wnjcr big
enough to run the mill.
King Valley lias two got.'
general iuereliandi.se stores, on
V ned by P. d. 'b.ini fu rs a.
l. M. Graham and the ot'nr I
' T. Allen, P.otb storis'do
! i;od business. There is a go I
I .school, with forty gramme c
i." ad.- students nnd sixttecu ii
I l h. High School, a church and
lumber yard, the. Kings Va!b
I Lumber Compiiary usii g tb
i plant as a shipping oen'er f ;
, their mill in tlds teriitoiy. TT
j miil is bioaU'.f about three mib
I from 'he valley and tho riilro.-i
, I I Ih.-re are probably inui'fi till. !
imi no ii workii g in tho tiiulu I
getting out logs for shipment ai d
for the mill,
This section is now quite
h i i d- - for the dairy r duslr
ami tin cream from that seeti.-v
Ua!i shipped direct to ludepe i
1 deuce but the supply of (wo shh
j pi r. and one of tbe plai
I "hipping to Indepf ndence soon
! The poultry industry is thrb -
I in' in thiw coroniiiiutv anil t
pre-' tit year has seen the eg
production treldde its output ft-r
I'dpuieiit t hroti yh the Kings Vct-!e-
The I'i. lds of irrain look firm,
at d there appears to be a good
crop in prospect in the whole ef
The Kings Vallcy-Indope'i
deuce joint celebration at tl.l
VnHey grove July 4,
sbmib! attract many people, fo:
it is a sightly place for a day e!
i,st a , d tlio pcop( of this valle''
are hospitable and know how t i