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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY,! OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1909
VOL. L NO. 2
PUCE FIVE CENTS
PORTLAND ASSOCIATION VOICES
ITS SUPPORT OF OAC.
OPPOSEDTQ THE REFERENDUM
several trips around the Puget Sound
country at the close of the ceremonies
and the gathering, while largely west-
will take on a national importance.
No special event during the whole
period of the A-Y-P Exposition will be
more attractive than the performances
of the Iola Team, and the new armory,
seating 5,000 people, will properly ac
commodate f!h attraction. The Exposi
tion officials and the Pythian committee
are working hand in hand, for the big
gathering of lodgemen will help the
Fair, and the Exposition will be a big
attraction for the Pythians.
Strong Recclutions Passed by Graduate:
of U. of 0. in Favor of the Appro
LESSONS IN THE INDUSTRY GIVEN
FREE INSTRUCTION OFFERED
The Booster meeting at Eugene Tues-
priaiicn Granted by Last Legislature day was attended by a large delegation
ot rooters irom (Jorvailis. ine ingie
to the College at Corvallis.
Disapproval of the efforts to call a
referendum on the appropriation of the
State Agricultural College was voiced
at a meeting last night of the Portland
. Association of the University of Oregon
Alumni. The following resolutions were
Whereas, the present session of the
Legislative Assembly of the State of
Oregon, made a reasonable and proper
aDnropriation for betterments at the
'vOregon Agricultural College, and
- Whereas, referendum petitions are in
circulation against the bill providing
f of said appropriation, and
-' Whereas, if invoked, said referendum
would seriously cripple the effective
work of development of the Oregon
Agricultural College for a period of two
years; therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Portland Association
of University of Oregon Alumni, that
we believe that said referendum move'
ment is ill-advised and not in keeping
with the best interests of the State of
Oregon; and, be it further
Resolved, that we will give the said
appropriation bill our hearty support
..at the polls, should said Referendum
petitions be filed.
The Eugene Commercial Club also
. passed a strong resolution yesterday in
opposition to the proposed referendum
against the Oregon Agricultural College.
The club "goes on record as opposin;
, said referendum, and will use all honor
able means to prevent the invoking of
said referendum and favors all neces
sary appropriations for the maintenance
of said college. .
PHHIAN WEEK AT A-Y-P
Iola Knight Rank Team to be at the
and Blackledge autos were secured for
the occasion and at an early hour halted
in front of the Blackledge store. The
passengers were G. A. Robinson, Dave
Osborn, A. P. Johnson, Frank Groves,
A. B'. Cordley, John Ingle,' J. .M., No
lan, and. Thad Eiackledgel Judging
from the mariner in which they left "the
city the Eugene people will know it
when they arrive. Booster Waggoner
A. J. Johnson "and Mrs. Johnson
went down Monday evening in order to
occupy a front setitatthe.gr and jubilee.
LEY IS FAVORED
Will Probably Get Desired Rivers and
It is very ' likely that Representative
Hawley of Oregon will be appointed to
the vacancy on the rivers and harbors
committee left by Representative Jones
of Washington, when the latter went to
the Senate. The Speaker has made no
promises with respect to this or other
committee assignments as yet, but he
has let it be known that his friends will
be taken care of, and Representative
Hawley is listed among the friends of
the Speaker. . . In fact, Mr. Hawley,
vet-si rice he entered the House, has
been a party man "and acted with the
majority of the Republicans. " Fortu
nately for him he stood by the party
when the party was in dire need of loy
al supporters. , :
It is Mr. Hawley'sone ambition to go
on the rivers and harbors committee,
and he has acquainted the Speaker with
his desire. Having grown steadily in
popularity, Mr. nawiey Has many
friends among the influential members
of the House, and these friends are
helping him in his fight for a place on
the rivers and harbors committee.
Professor James Dryden of OAC Seeks
to Interest the People of Oregon in
Chicken Breeding and Will Begin
Coarse of Practical Stndy.
team picked up one in the same inning,
but the club scored two more in the
sisth on a bad error by Catcher Moore
and game was called with the visitors
three scores in the lead. .
Knudson pitched a steady game and
kept the hits well scattered. Keene of
OAC walked several men and while he
allowed a few clean hits, the loss of the
game was due to poor support offered
The visitors said they had to catch a
train and could not finish the game. As
the college boys were just getting into
playing trim the result might have been
different had the nine innings been
! Good Business
Professor James Dryden, head of the
department of husbandry, has just
issued his first bulletin to "Breeders of
Chickens." It is a small eight-page
pamphlet in the form of a reading les
son, and contains questions and blanks
for answering for those who care to
take up the course. As something of
interest and instruction to poultry
breeders, it has never had an equal in
Professor Dryden first shows what a
wonderful industry the poultry business
is, then takes up the different sides of
actual poultry raising. He says: "The.
money value of the wheat crop in the
United States last year was less than
the products of the hens. These prod
uctspoultry and eggs were estimated
by Government officials as worth over
$600,000,000 in 1908. The poultry prod
ucts of Oregon last year were worth
enough to pay all the appropriations
made by the last Legislature for two
years." . .
He then takes up the classes of poul
try and shows which is the best for egg
breeding, for meat -breeding, ' general
purposes,' etc. ; shows which is the most
profitable from' the money standpoint.
gives a description of the different
varieties of breeds and some general
advice as to the selecting of chickens..
The bulletin is gotten out through the
department of college extension,' and
any one wishing to enroll in the course
may do so free of charge by sending in
their name at once. -
The members of the Christian church
of Corvallis enjoyed Monday evening
around the festal board and in the en
thusiasm of music and speeches, plans
1 - -.
xor enlargement ana many improve
ments were made. For the past two
or three years the church has had under
consideration the necessary enlargement
of the building and the improvement of
the property. A new roof will be put
oni, building replastered; new approach
es built.; large addition to the south
and an extension to the west; with the
necessary new furniture and equipment.
Those present at the banquet and busi
ness meeting responded liberaily to
meet this expense.
MONDAY, MAY 17
OFFICIAL NOTICE TO VOTERS HAS
Y IMPORTANT OFFICES
Police Judge Denman Has Prepared a
Call for the Ccming TVmnicipal Elec
tion and Specified the Various Offi
cers to be Voted for.
the many civic improvements which the
new charter will provide for.
As yet there have not been any steps
taken to hold a primary election, but it
is expected . that this will be done in
time and a representative ticket select
ed to present to the voters.
Corvallis has a host of experienced,
capable and progressive men eminently
fitted to manage its municipal affairs
and it is just such men as these who
should be - willing to give the city, the
benefit of their services.
Housemoving is going on in various
parts of the city, the old residences
making way for handsome homes. The
Lane house has been moved from the
old site to the Alex Campbell lots back
of the J. S. Booth nlace.
; Plans have just been made public by
the Washington Domain of the Knights
of Pythias to bring to Seattle this sum
mer the famous Iola Knight Rank Team
of Dayton, Ohio, with its spectacle per
formances of the drama of Damon and
Pythias, the founding of the Knights of
Pythias order at the ancient city of
Syracuse, special drills and musical fea
tures, and secret work of the order.
The team will give three performances
in the new armory there, on July 6 and
7, and one on July 8 for Pythians only
Pythian Week at the Alaska-Yukon-
Pacific Exposition is July 5-14, and the
Seattle reception committee expects
25,000 members of the lodge as visitors
during tha"t period.
The cost of bringing the Iola Team,
with its carloads of scenery and electri
cal effects, to the Coast will be $ 15,000,
which the Knights of Pythias will raise
by the sale of tickets to their own
members throughout the West. Grand
Chancellor Otto A. Case, of Washing
ton, has already received orders amount
ing to $8,000, and states that there will
be no trouble in raising the entire sum.
There will also be $1000 m cash prizes
for a competitive drill of Uniform Rank
Companies from all parts of the West,
which will be held on the Exposition
Excursions by special trains will run
to Seattle from many parts of the west
during Pythian Week at the Fair. One
from Montana, another from California
and a third from the Yakima Valley
have already been arranged. Others
will go from Spokane, Portland, Bel-
lingham and other large cities in the
Northwest. The Wenatchee Valley
. will probably send an excursion, too.
Supreme Chancellor Henry P. Brown,
of Cleburne, Texas, will attend the
gathering of Pythians in Seattle, and
has promised to make the Independence
Day address at the Exposition Grounds,
Mr. Brown is an orator of national rep
utation, and will deliver his famous ad
dress entitled "The American Flag.
The Supreme Chancellor and other high
omciais oi tne oraer win be taken on
PIONEER OF FIFTY-TWO
Henry Johnson, of Benton County, has
Passed Over the Great Divide.
In the death of Henry Johnson, an
other pioneer resident of this vicinity
and one of 'the makers of Oregon his
tory has passed away. Henry Johnson
died at St. Mary's Hospital, Sunday,
April 25, 1909, at the old age of 86
years and 10 days. He was born
Georgia, April 16, 1823.
In 1852 he came- to Oregon and set
tled in the Willamette valley, making
his home in Benton county. He leaves
a wife, Mariana Johnson, and a num
ber of children: Mrs. Addie Magers,
Mrs. Lydia Collins, Mrs. Maude Wil
liams, Alfred, John, Samuel and Robert
The funeral, services were held from
the Fortmiller undertaking parlors in
Albany at 10 o'clock a. m. and from the
South Palestine church in Benton coun
ty at 11 a. m. on Tuesday. Albany
BASEBALL AND TRACK DATES
Good Sport Ahead for the Wearers of
- . the Orange.
May 7-8, W. S. C. at Corvallis.
May 15th, U. of O. at Eugene.
May 29th, U. of O. at Corvallis.
May 31st, Multnomah at Portland.
May 17th, U. of I. at Corvallis.
May 28th, U. of O. at Corvallis.
June 4th, Conference at Seattle. .
Co-Eds Play Basketball.
There was a lively time at the College
Armory last Friday evening, the cause
of the excitement being a double game
of basketball between the co-eds class
teams. When the scores were finally
footed up it was found that the Fresh
men had beaten, the Sophomores by 18
to 4, and that the Seniors had piled up
27 safe counts to three made by the
Juniors. . '
FARMERS ARE BENEFITTED
President Kerr Reviews Good Work of
the Agricultural College. V
In his address on "The Agricultural
College and the New 'Education, " 4e
livered last Friday riisrht in Temple
Beth Israel, Portland, Dr. W. J. Kerr,
president of the Oregon Agricultural
College, dwelt upon the influence these
institutions have exerted, not only upon
the industrial pursuits, Dut upon the
older educational institutions them
selves. Dr. Kerr reviewed the act of
Congress of 1862 under which the agri
cultural ' colleges were established and
pointed out the factthat anyone of sev
eral discoveries that have been made
and applied by their investigators have
saved to the farmers of the country
many times the appropriation made for
"At the, time of the passage of this
act, " said Dr. Kerr, "the institutions
of this country were maintained pri
marily, if not almost exclusively, for
the few. Only the people of wealth,
comparatively, could enjoy the advan
tages of higher learning. - The people
came to "feel that in order to perpetuate
the free institutions of the country it
was necessary to extend its advantages
to the mass of the people. The pur
poses, therefore, in view in the -estab
lishment of these institutions, were
two-fold. First, the extension -of the
advantages of education to more of the
people; second, to give to the people
who are engaged in the industrial pur
suits the opportunity to receive techni
cal training that should prepare them
for efficient service in the vocations
they were to follow."
The official call for the coming mu
nicipal election has been issued by Po
lice Judge George W. Denman, the date
being fixed for Monday, May 17, and
the City Hall as the polling place.
There will be chosen at this election
a mayor, . two members of the water
commission, a police judge, city treas
urer, one councilman in the first ward,
two in the second and one in the third.
H. Savage, S. L.
the clerks AV -L, Stevenson and Harper
The election will be one of the most
important ever held in Corvallis, as up
on the incoming administration will de-.j
volve the arduous task of carrying oct
The judges will be .W.
Hanqcrson and Geo. A.
Rain Is Needed
In the Valley
Less rain fell here 'the past month
than during the month of April since a
Government rainfall record has been
maintained. The total for the month",
as recorded, was only .56 of an inch.
Never before at this time of year was
rain needed so badly in the Central
Willamette Valley. Spring grain is al
ready suffering from lack of moisture,
and if rain does not come scon the
damage, to Spring-sown, crops of all
kinds will be material. Last week a
shower throughout the eastern part of
the county relieved the situation some
what or the farmers near the foothills,
but here in the central part of the Val
ley the rain was hardly heavy enough
to laythe dust and its eifect on grain
was not noticeable.
Cyrus Boswick, of Southern Oregon,
has bought the William Feels farm con
sisting of 160 acres lying 1 mile south
of. Blodgett and will take immediate
possession, his car of stock having al
ready been shipped. He expects to run
a fruit and dairy farm.
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LaVOGUE SUITS, COATS
Regular $12 50 Suits, Now
14.60 " ' "
18.00 " "
" 25.00 "
30.00 " "
35.00 " , "
Efl'S CLOTHING AT
AnnSvsrssry Sale Priees
j Regular $12.50 Men's Suits, now $ 9.95
WE HAVE NEVER FAILED
v . To Make Good Every Promise
MWWWB w 1 -f II II MMt.
ONLY SIX INNINGS
Multnomah Had to Call the Game to
.", Catch a Train.
Multnomah Athletic Club's baseball
team, took a poorly "played .six-inning
contest from .the OAC nine - Friday aft
ternoon by a score of 9 to 6. The game
was. replete with errors on the part of
both teams. The college team held the
visitors to a close score until the fifth
inning, when Austin pounded out a two
bagger and two men scored. The local
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" 60c " " " G7c
75c " " " 39c
" $1.00 " " " 78c
1.25 " " " 98c
1.50 " " " SLID
" ' 1.75 - " " 1.42
" 2.00 " " " 1.68
on all silks, including the much
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