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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 12, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 9
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUN1Y, OHEGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1903
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PROMINENT SALEM JOURNALIST
PAYS SPECIAL VISIT TO 0. A. G
CORVALLIS AND ALSEA
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COLONEL E. HOFER INVESTIGATES PRESENT COMDSTiOMS
Veteran All-around Worker for the Development cf Oregon Approves Ap
propriation for Proper Equipment at the College and Says
he is Convinced that it Would be a Serious Blunder
to Invoke the Referendum.
Col. E. Hofer, the Salem journalist
and all-around worker for the develop
ment of Oregon, was m tne city yesrer
pay and spent the better part of the
day at the Agricultural College. He
takes conservative views about expend
itures of public money and was one of
a committee of the State Grange at Eu
gene last year that was charged with
bringing in a report on how to secure
for the Institutions of Hierher
Education without levying so high a di
rect tax on the property of the people.
'I am convinced taking the Referen-
to increase his emoluments when he was
a candidate he would have denied the
slanderous accusation with heat and in
dignation. - The appropriations for high
er education do not explain why every
county in the state has its taxes raised
twenty to fifty per cent every year.
When vou examine this you will find it
is the salary grabs and perpetual multi
plication of offices, boards, commissions
and grafts like the scalp bounty, the ex
positions, fairs and wagon road grants.
Let us strike down the grafts but not
our most cherished educational institu
Hum on tVio institution in this citv would
sprinns blunder." said CoL Hofer "I was most agreeably surprised at
"T do not believe a straw should be .the siS"9 of progress I saw in Corvallis
laid in the way of the proper equipment That wide parking-will make your city
- t. nrpsent It will have to be eauinned a beauty spot of the Willamette valley.-
some time and the sooner the better. Get rid f yur Antiquated charter that
As I read statistics the demand for this teongs to the middle ages, when one
Vinri nf pmatinn has mit.irrrtwn thp. mossbank in the middle 01 a block could
plant. In three years the attendance ( hold up any improvement.
has run up from 833 to 1355, and no ma- j "We have broken up those Silurian cor.'
tenal increase in the facilities tor hand- ditions at Salem, and order several
ling the students at all in keeping with blocks of hard surface paving at each
the growth, While the attendance has meeting of the city council that costs
increased about 70 per cent, the number from $7,000 to 810.000 a block. We are
' of instructors has been increased from ' aigo paving residence streets by the mile
, 40 to 66 in all departments, not counting with macadam.; Your city is right where
" music or student teachers. : f or the hie : y?e were two or three years ago. "We
of me 1 dO not See hCW I raSldent iterr Trofo Aninrr ovoTTrrtiintr in a -ii-ilp Ma
: handles the institution 'as well as he a dollar was turned loose,but it went
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PROJECT CONSIDERED AT MEETING HELD HEBE UST HISHT
Prominent Delegations From Philomath and Alsea Valley Meet Corvallis Com
mercial Club and the Proposition Takes Definite Shape By the
Appointment of Committee to Look up Right of Way and
Oilier Necessary Preliminaries.
LOCKING DOWN YUKON AVENUE.
One of the most traveled highways : the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Ex
position will be the street to which has-been given the name of Yukon
Avenue. Yukon Avenue makes its way! across the exposition grounds
from west to east, and the ends are represented by Klondike Circle near
the entrance, and Nome Circle on which fronts the classic Forestry build
ing. It crosses the roaring Cascades oni oriental bridges of handsome
design, snd from its central part the buildings of Hawaii and Alaska,
backed by the enormous federal structure, are directly to the north.
J.ust to. the west of Klondike Circle the Pay Streak winds in a general
direction from north to south, and at 5the eastern end the land gives
way precipitously to the shores of Lake Washington. It is on this beau
tiful shore of the lake the natural ampith.eatre is located, and nature has
so quaintly formed this delightful spot; that small -effort has been re
quired of man to transform it into as perfect an exhibition place as is
possible. Its curving, sloping sides complete a semi-circle, and from its
tiers of towering seats 30,000 spectatorsmay witness the entertainments
with no possibilities of occupying a single undesirable seat.
A wonderful variety of architectural display is shown by the many -buildings
through which Yukon Avenue passes, and during its course the
.visitor passes from man-made monuments through parts of magnificent
forests whose grandeur has never been .marred by the destructive craft
-of Mammon's disciples. From every sifie the line of horizon is defined
.by mountains whose lines are delineated' in perpetual snow, and stretch
ing away as far as the eye can travel refet the waters of Puget Sound.
The project to connect Corvallis with j
the Alsea Valley and Philomath country
by the construction and operation of an
electric line through Benton county has
at last taken definite shape and every
effort will be made to push it to com
pletion. Yesterday two prominent delegations,
consisting of W. H. Malone, M. Hay
den and J. W. Buster, from Alsea, and
O. V. White, Robert Gellatly, E. A.
Miller and A. L. Rainwater, from Philo
math,' came to this city and met the
Corvallis Commercial Club at a special
meeting last night to consider the prop
osition and determine the best plan to
put it in effect.
There was a large attendance at the
meeting and the greatest interest was
taken in the project, everybody present
being most favorable to the
tion of such a line.
President A. J. Johnson has appoint
ed a committee consisting of V. E.
Watters, A. P. Johnson, A. L. Stevenl
son, Walter K. Taylor and Robert John
son to take up the matter of securing
the necessary right of way and to ar
range all other preliminaries.
The Alsea delegation remained over
until today and the Philomath repre
sentatives came in again this afternoon
for a conference with the committee
which will be held late today.
Marion Hayden, of Alsea, states that
there is the greatest enthusiasm all"
along the proposed line over the project
as all the country people f eel sure that
such a road will be a wonderful factor
in the development of the county.
UN IMPOSING FUNERAL
Tribute ' to
Memory ' of
L. B. Geer
the ; Late
college work done in purely agricultural
lines by over nine hundred (900) per
cent while students in engineering in
creased only fifty (50) per cent.
"The government statistics show that
the O. A. C. has 55 more students in
attendance than Washington Agricul
tural College, while the college in our
Bister state gets three dollars where
our college gets one. Pullman college
got $224,820 more last year than the
Corvallis college with less students.
.'I used to think our high taxes wereJ
due to large educational appropriations,
but I have changed my mind. The high
state taxes are due to the numberless
grafts and commissions and useless offi
cers that are foisted upon the people at
each session of the legislature that re-
turn the people nothing. These grafts
are established and never repealed and
continue to pile up. Two-thirds of the
legislative session was spent creating
new offices and raising salaries of men
already in office and yet if one of those
officials had been charged with a design
rut and shake some of the dollars out of
dead property that is enhanced in value
by every move you make and a whole
lot of it will, never find its way back.
Large expenditures for streets and sew
ers will alone employ labor, distribute
wealth and build up your city. Corval
lis has a great future if progressive. It
is as well located as Salem, Albany or
Eugene. It has as good railroad facili
ties, water transportation and a hospit
able, enterprising class of people. It
has a great big real state and orchard
boom on and the country will make the.
Track Team Leaves
Director Angell and thirteen of OAC's
best track men including Capt. Chap
man, Wolff, Hall, Scott, Bergman, En
berg, Crowe, Blanchard, Howard,
Shattuck, Startzoff, Farnsworth, Ham
ilton and Brown, left for Pullman Mon
day, where they met the strong W.
S. C. team yesterday.
NEW , Y. Is!. C. S.
Eugene Will Begin Work on Handsome
From OAC Team
A special from Pullman says that by
a score of 82 2-3 to 39 1-3, W. S. C. de
feated the OAC track team ' yesterday
afternoon. . The State College had an
easy time in both, the dashes and the
distance runs."- , '-r .
- Nelson easily won the 100 "and 220,
One of the largest - funeral corteges
ever assembled in the vicinity of Salem
followed the remains of the late L. B.
Geer to the Warren cemetery in the
Waldo Hills, Sunday. Regardless of
threatening weather, a line of car
riages extending a mile in length and
carrying hundreds of Odd Fellows and
pioneers were in the procession.
Mr. Geer was one of the most widely
known pioneers of the Northwest. He
came across the plains in 1847. His
father,- R. C. Geer, served as captain
in early Indian wars of Oregon, was
identified with some of the earliest un
dertakings in Oregon's struggle for
statehood, and as n importer and
breeder of fine stock and as a student
agriculturist and horticulturist, proba
bly did as much if not more, than any
other individual toward laying the
foundation upon which the present
State Pair has become such a popular
.Will Be Surprise
The Junior. Prom promises this yrar .
to be far ahead of anything, ever pro
vided by a Junior class in the history of
the college, says the Baromater. All
tne committees are hard at. work and
have been for weeks past in making
preparations for this big affair. They
the "former in 9 4-5 eeinds, ran- in the -say ther decorations will --be on an en-
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LOOKING ACROSS GEYSER BASIN AT .HORTICULTURAL HALL.
No fairer scene can be offered: any place than the outlook from the foot
of the Alaska Monument on the grounds of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Ex
position. Standing directly in front of the great building of the United
States Government, the enormous golden eagle on his towering perch
of northern gold keeps watch and guard over the most perfectxpositior
city that has ever been, reared. Under his eye are gathered the rarest
i collection of man's examples of skill and art ever assembled, and these
find shelter in a magnificent group of permanent and temporary buildings,
whose architectural design and clever construction exemplify the very
highest of man's inventive ability.
. At night when the long twilight of the northern latitudes close down.
the manifold beauties of the spot show their greatest charm. With the
fading of day comes the romancS of evening and the millions of lamps,
made brilliant by electricity, flash their rainbow tints over a land, such as
fairies might have builded. The rushing, tumbling torrents of the Cas-cades'-pour
their enormous volume over a bed covered by electric bulbs,
and from the quiet pool of Geyser Basin' are reflected as in a mirror.
Electroliers of French design are lavishly scattered beneath the trees, and
from their clear rays the fields of flowers are seen in added hues. ,
The contract for the erection of a
$50,000 Y. M. C. A. building for Eugene
has been let to W. O. -Heckart, a Eu
gene contractor. All the contracts go
to Eugene men, whose bids were the
lowest, although there was competi
tion from Portland and other Valley
points. " . j
The building, which will be construc
ted of brick and be located on Willam
ette river, near the corner of Eleventh
street, will have a basement and will
be three stories high. It will be steam
heated, with a double system of boilers.
The building will be 72 feet on the front
and 122 feet deep.
.The Corvallis friends of Mr. 'Heckart
will be pleased to learn of his good for
tune in securing this big contract.
quarter mile run, Tor which he holds
the Northwest record, he loafed in or
der to let Bartlett, a freshman, win his
OAC was strong in the weights.
Wolff won the shot-put with a throw of
43 feet 3.1-2 inches and the discus with
114 8 1-2 inches. Cooil easily won the
mile in 4:36 1-5, while Johnson, als6 of
Pullman, won the half, 2:02.
? OAC took first in the high jump,
"shot-put, 120 hurdles and discus. The
meet was held in a drizzling rain,
which prevented anything sensational.
Meet Next Week
The Special Silk and Lace Curtain
Sale at J. M, Nolan & Son is being
continued to the end of the week.
Extra Special. Towel Sale Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at J. N. Nolan &
tirely new order, affording comfort of
body as well as pleasure to the eye.
they live up to their reputation estab
lished at the Junior-Senior part;', as
decorators and entertainers, the occa
sion will, without doubt, be one superb "
in every detail. Already Cole's orches
tra, which is to furnish the music for
the dancing, is bard at practice on one
of the best arranged programs of latest
pieces ever filled out. As to the danc
ing there will be several feature dances
such as the moonlight, twilight and
drum solo dances. Aside from these
there will be bam dances and perhaps
some other new ones.
The Prom will take place the night
before the regiment leaves for Seattle.
As to the price per couple to be charged
the decision has not yet been made.
45Tti ANNIVERSARY S
Manager Hanney, of the Interscho
lastic meet, is rapidly getting things in
condition for the meeting here on the
21st a.nd 22nd of May. About twenty-
five high schools have signified their
willingness to come and more may do
so later on. At first a number of big
schools in Eastern Oregon thought they
could not come on account of the meet
to be held in Pendleton on 'May 21 and
22, but the date has been changed and
the teams are sure to be here xm time.
Last year some trouble was encoun
tered in getting men from the schools
who were bona-fide students and ath
letes who had been in training for the
meet. In some cases "men came who
were not athletes at all but were down
just for the trip. These evils are eradi
cated by sending a set of strict rules
governing the entries. All contestants
are required to have certificates from
the principal -of their school vouching
for their ability and standing. They
must have vouchers for all expendi
tures. . The contestants must be in
training at least one month before the
meet. These rules and many other
minor ones have been sent to all the
schools. ' :
Over 150 will be in attendance and at
least 1200 visitors, are expecced. Barometer.
Arnold, the merry-gc-round man, wf s
in the city today 'trying to find out
whether Benton county wss going to
hold any kind of fair this fall. - .
' Forty-five years of square deeding in the city of Corvallis finds this establish
ment not only Corvallis LARGEST, but Benton County's GREATEST Store, occupy
ing 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space. The oldest established business under one contin
ual management in the Willamette Valley.
V TO BE WORTHY OF. YOUR PATRONAGE Is this store's aim, and that means mnch. We have set
our minds upon making this the biggest May's business in the history of the store and to do this
we have deemed it expedient to offer special price inducements in every department. Thous
ands of bargains throughout the store for the month of May.
MEN'S CLOTHifiG kT ANNIVERSARY SALE PRICES
The entire stock of high grade clothing carried by us to be sold during this sale at remark
able low prices. . Think of it! The finest, most complete line cf clothing in all Corvallis, includ
ing all the new spring and summer styles in Society Brand, Michaels-Stern and Senior College
Clothes. Take advantage of these low prices: ', ...
Regular -$12.50 Men's Suits, now $ 9.95 Regular $22.50 Men's Suits, now $18.50
15.00 ' " " 11-90 " 25.00 " " 19.75
Half Price for any odd suit or coats and vests in the store
EVERY ARTICLE THE ST0BE REDUCED M PEIQ
CONTRACT GOODS EXCEPTED
FREE A'pattern with sub
scription io Designer an.d
Fashion P" k. " '
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