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THE STAYTON MAIL
18th Year, No 26.
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COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Dairym
M ilk Cow s On
RENDERS HIS ANNUAL REPORT
Attendance Shows Increase Over Previous Year—
Educator Says Rural Ilfth Schools are
Greatest Need of County
Governor W ilson and Family
A t Sea Girt Summer Home
(Special to The Mail)
West Slayton, July 31—The dairy
industry her« bus been given a decided
we print a part o f it herewith.
The numtier o f pupila enrolled during
1012 wa* 88T>1, an increase o f 726 over
191). Tho teacher* employed totaled
275, and $168,003 wa .1 *|K'nt for salaries.
to serve us a ventilator as well a s a j
Rural High Schools
Every school in the county had six
months school during the year and 85
hail mure than six months o f achool.
Tho general condition o f tho achoola Our greatest need at the present time is
o f Marion county haa unproved greatly for rural high school* ao that the hoy a
during tho part year.
An effort war and girls in the country may get a high
made to bring the achoola all up to u arhool education and not have to leave
A circular giving home.
the condition* to be met waa placed in
the lianda of achool officer* and teacher*
at the beginning o f the »chool year.
Thi* circular waa |ratted in the achool
room, and aa the lighting, heuting ven
tilating, utc. were improved the teacher
checked the (aunt* o n the circular.
Thi* plan craatcd a great deal o f inter-
eat in achool improvement.
When a achool won ull o f the point* a
neat diploma atating
that the achool
yard, water *upply, out-hourcr, school*
building, heating, ventilation, furnish-
Inga, organimtion, and teaching were
This plan w ill I k - revised
and extended- Many achool* will make
change* and improvement* thia rummer
ao that at the beginning of achool they
will be up to ataadurd.
TRAFFIC REFORMS MAY
HELP FREIGHT BUSINESS
Bftulhhic Is Best Surface for the Buxine«
Section of a Town
Accuracy and Care on Part o f Shippers
Urged by Railroad Ofbciais,
Who Deplore Errors
As stated last week, we will give a
few facts and figures from Siiverton’s
bids received on paving and macadam.
On hard surface paving the bids were
Warren Construction Com
A campaign for a number o f freight
pany, Bitulithic, $1.79 sq. yd., Clark St
traffic reforms that will I k - a great aid
The plan o f supporting all o f the high !
to both the shipper and the railroad, is
school* o f the county from a general
being worked ont by the traffic a n d
county fund has been tried by a num
claim* departments o f the Southern
ber o f the counties of the state and has
Pacific Company. One o f the import
proven to be the lieat plan to aeturc
ant features o f Inis campaign ia to be
high achoola in the country.
There is i
an attempt t o d o away with over
an increasing demand for rural high
school* in Marion county and no doubt
“ A railroad would rather s|K-nd two
the county Fund Law will be made
dollars to avoid an overcharge, than
operative at the November election.
half that sum in adjusting on e,” says
E. O. McCormick, vice president i n
The Spelling contests aroused much
charge of traffic. One o f the common
enthusiasm in that important subject
causes for overcharge claims :s the fail
during the past year.
ure o f the shipper to properly describe
Sujicrvisor* are unanimous in the opin-
the article on the shipping ticket, and
ion that these conteata have aceom- •
in Mich cases the bill o f lading carries
pliahed much good.
All o f the rural;
schools o f the rounty participated in ; Claims, in many instances, arise
Henry, Asphalt concrete, rock base,
$1-72 sq. >d., Montague & O ’ Riely, El
County Fund Plan
Important Im the contests. Sublimity won first place 1
from causes beyond the control o f the
provement* have alrvudv been made in among the one-room schools and St.
railroad company. Rnd can be avoided
at leaat fifty diatrict*.
Paul won over all other schools having J only through th< activi inter«
two or more rooms.
operation o f shippers.
During the part your heaidea the reg
for overcharge claims is illegible and
ular annual inatitutc which waa held on
It is a well established fact that the , poorly written tickets ami bills o f lad
Oct. 18—30, three local institutes and text book* in reading do not furnish i
The use o f abbreviations also
thirty-five teachers' and patrons' meet sufficient reading material for the pu
makes a great deal o f trouble.
ing* were held throughout the county. pil*. They are compelled to read the j
quently these alleged overcharges are
At most of these meetings the patron* same lesson again an<l again or advance
took an active part in the discussion o f to a more difficult reader before they
tion o f the article shipped is one o f the
are ready. The result is that the pu
best methods o f avoiding overcharges,
School Hoard Conventions were held pil forms the habit o f reading i n a
sav the officials. It means much de
at Salem nnd Woodhurn.
Practically strained unnatural manner which is dif
lay to the shipper when the railroad
«very diatrict in the county wa* repre ficult to correct.
An abundance o f
company has to adjust these, and the
sented at those meetings.
The entire supplementary reading in the hand* of
company is able to save much delay and
time waa taken up in discussion o f ways n skillful teacher is the remedy.
expense, principally b y having t h e
and means o f improving the achoola.
majority o f the school hoard* o f the
agents and shippers see that proper
county responded to a request to sup
descriptions and proper addresses are
Ten new achool buildings, modern in ply extra readers for the first three
well written or printed on the shipping
every particular, were erected during grades. It is hoped that all school*
tickets and bills o f lading.
the year. Mialorn heating and ventilat will be supplied next year.
SUNDAY SCHOOL GIRLS
ENJOYED CAMPING TRIP
STATON SHOULD MAKE
* A START ON THIS WORK
by a sheetiron jacket and thereby made 1
: igures from Siiverton’s Bids on Strec>
Work Show Relative Cost of
Hard aBd Soft Surface
impetus by the action o f the Willam
ette Valley irrigated Land Company in
providing the settlers on the irrigated j
County School Supi'rint« latent Smith, ing system* wertt installed in five -of tracts \gjth funds to buy all the milch-
him completed hi* annual report for the these. In many o f the old buildings cows they can feed, repaying t h e
achool year just ended. Hia reaume of the stove was moved from the center, amount* in monthly installments out of ,
the year'a work la o f interi«t to arhool of the room to one corner, surrounded ’ the cream checks.
patrons throughout the county, a n d
Serial No. 861
S T A Y T O N , MARION C O U N T Y , OREGON, T H U R S D A Y , AU G U ST 1, 1912.
STILL IN DOUBT
A week or two since, we thought
Oso pavement, $1.70 sq. yd.,
& Burdsal, Asphalt concrete, rock base,
$1.45 sq. yd.
These are all known as hard surface
or concrete pavements and the wear
ing surfaces o f each kind
o f crushed rock, sand and asphalt cem
ent, and mixed at a high temperature
and thoroughly rolled while in that con
The wearing surface is two
inches thick on a four inch compressed
In the macadam- bids, Bedwell A Hay
den were lowest at about $1.15 sq. yd
Photo copyright, 1912. by American Press Association.
N the event of Governor Wilson's election ns president there will be no
lack o f "la d ie s of the White House." His three daughters are attractive
and accomplished girls, who have been encouraged by their mother, her
self a woman of talent, to develop their own Individualities. Thus Mar-
garet, tb.......lest, who baa a fine voice, has devoted herself to the study of
the second daughter, who had leanings toward a missionary
career. Is en
ant n-pic and educational work, and Eleanor, the
youngest. Inheriting her mother's taste for painting, Is following art as her
chief interest. The young women are all fond o f outdoor sports, and with
the Wilsons in the White House, though there might be no “ tenuis cabinet,"
the claims of the open air life would receive ample recognition. The governor
ami his f .Hilly have been making their summer home at Sea Girt, living In the
"Little White House," the official hot weather residence o f the governor of
New Jersey. It was there that the accompanying photograph was taken. In
which the governor nnd his wife nre seen In the foreground, with their daugh
ter- In the background—Jessie, Eleanor and Margaret standing In the order
named, from left to right
This firm, however, gave the property
owners the right to change any street
to hard surface at any time before the
work commenced, and the
Appeal states that some have already
taken advantage o f this privilege.
On the basis o f a 50ft. frontage, and
hard surface at $1.45 sq. yd., paving in
front o f your lot would cost about $lt'5.
If it was decided to put down macadam
at $1.15, the cost would be about $130.
Would you not rather have hard sur
face at the former price?
As a suggestion, it would not be a
bad idea for a half dozen, or more,
S. P. WILL SHIP FAIR EXHIBITS FREE
Products of School Children to Receive Special A t-
tcntion From Railroad
property owners to visit Silverton at d
verify these figures and see for them
selves just what street improvement ia
being done and in what manner it ia
Are you interested
I f so, act.
I f not, pleaae do
not "cu ss” our streets next winter.
The Southern Pacific and Corvallis and Eastern Railway, have made the
| following announcement:
FAMOUS POWER SITE
LITIGATION IS DECIDED
Exhibits such as Drawings,
Needlework, Agricultural Products, Canned
Goods and Preserves, Poultry, Live Stock, or work qf Industrial Schools, ex
hibited L>y pupils under direction o f State Board o f Education at the Oregon
COOKERY BOOK IS OF
INTEREST TO CAMPERS
State Fair, at Fair Grounds, Oregon., will be transported by this Company
that we were safe, as the International
from all points on its lines in Oregon to the Fair and return free under the fol
The Loyal girls o f the Stayton Christ Bible Students Association had declar-1 The famous case o f the Willamette lowing conditions;
1st. All exhibits will be restricted to "pupils” regularly enrolled; and
ian Bible school, Miss Hally Shelly, ed that there was no such place as hell. Power company against the Hammond
But now comes a St. Louis divine ami Lumber company, in which the plain All exhibits will be restricted to and represent the bona fide work o f pupils reg-
teacher, returned from their camping
trip on the Little North Fork, Monday asserts that there is a place o f future tiffs sought to condemn properties o f ularly enrolled and attending schools within the State o f Oregon.
This leaves u s halting the defendant on the Sqntiam ami the
2nd. All such exhibits must be concentrated and shipped together from
afternoon. That they had a most de punishment.
lightful outing is putting it mildly. In between two opinions.
Breitcnhush, closed at 9 o ’ clock Mon each school or school district undew direction o f Superintendent, Principal, or
fact they say words fail to express the
day, when the jury brought in a verdict other proper authority, and iY returned to original point o f shipment handling
fun they had in the eight days t h e y
awarding to the defendants a turn uf must be under same conditions.
STARTS SOCIALIST PAPER
“ Camp Cookery” is the title o f the
bulletin from the press o f
the Oregon Agricultural College.
a small, conveniently sized book for
carrying in the pocket o f a hunting
\ ooa^ f ° r ready reference and contains
m its 31 pages a large amount o f prac-
ti<*al and useful information for those
! who spread their table under the green-
3rd. Exhibits will not be accepted under provisions o f this arrangement wo°d bough- It was prepared by the
$200,000 damages on the property. The
defendants asked $979.240 in an amend when tendered by individuals, pupils or shippers, but must in all cases be tor- school o f domestic science and art for
Editor McNeal o f the Aumsville Re- ed answer filed several days ago.
warded under conditions as specified in Rule 2.
, the special u s e o f forest rangers,
hats, and thereby won the nnme o f the
"overall b o y s." Among some o f the j cord has just launched a new publication
ith. Superintendents, Principals, or other proper authorities, must, in or- 1 campers, mining prospectors and sports-
Lee Kerber o f Stayton w as one o f
pleasant things they di«l, was taking on the world with the euphonious and Cia jurymen chosen s|>eeially to try «lor to get benefit o f the arrangement, place on Bills o f Lading or shipping re- men. It follows somewhat the lines o f
The girls wore overalls and big straw
their daily plunge in the Santiam, fish
ing, and exploring the region r o u n d
Fun—well, just ask t h e m
On Wednesday, each "b o y ”
suggestive title o f “ The Broad A x .”
The sheet is a small four page monthly
j and is supposed to be the last word in
PROMOTES M O ROADS
ceipts the following notation over their signatures:
“ Shipment contains Exhibits o f regularly enrolled pupils o f
School or ......................................................................
11 h e realm o f socialist publications.
I School District for exhibition (and not for sale) at Oregon State F air.”
| The motto o f this exponent o f human
"h is” bedding strapped on "h is ” back, sagacity is ‘ ‘ Hew to the line, let the
Samuel Hill, who has been one o f the
| chips fall where they m ay.”
frying pan in hand, and provisions in
most consistent champions o f good
"h i*” pockets, started on a twenty-five
roads in the Pacific Northwest, will
mile hike, starting one day and re turn
ing the next.
O f course the kodak was used freely,
so they will have many pleasant re
minders for days to come. Those camp
ing were: Nina Henderahott, A l m a
Nendel, Cecilia and Clara Meilke, Nor-
villa Eskew, Lois Bracken, Maud Mor
ton and Hally Shelly.
PREPARE FOR ROUND-UP
make a leading address before the In
ternational Pacific Highway Associa- j
Pendleton people have arranged to ti«>n convention, in San Francisco, next
enlarge the stadium where the roundup week. This organization is promoting
is staged, so that many more people a scenic automobile road from Mexico
LYONS WOMAN DEAD
instruction in the course in camp cook
ery given at the college during the year
i for the forestry, mining and surveying
The little book also explains how to
build camp fires, and what should be
included i n
t h e camp equipment.
Among the interesting recipes a r e
those for “ army bread,” “ emergency
biscuits,” "dough boys,” "pulled fire
bread,” ranchmen's bread, flap-jacka,
“ fried quoits,” "M ulligan," "hunter’«
"T h e Christian Church, Its Three Di pudding” and Johnnie cake.
may be seated at the eoming show. , to Alaska, along the Pacific Ocean. died at her home near Lyon*. Thursday ; visions, Roman Catholic, Greek Catho
She lic and Protestant Catholic” , will be
The three-year-old son o f Herman
The management has invited Theodore' Good roads advocates from all over will July ‘doth, of tetanus or lockjaw.
Directors o f the was the wife o f Forrest Berry, a farm- the subject at the Methodist Church Robertson cut his lip severely Tuesday
Roosevelt to attend and he writes he ! be in attendance.
is considering a plan to arrange his it- | Panama-Pacific International Exposi near Lyons and was smk but a short next Sunday morning. lu the evening by tailing on a «harp instrument. D"
J. A. Hendershott haa been a tele- inernry so he may be in Pendleton dur - 1 tion will have charge o f the entertain time. Interment was in the Fox Val the subject will be Have Hells’ Fires - Beauchamp had to take several stitche«
ment o f delegates.
in the wound.
phone lineman this week.
ing the Roundup.
Mr*. Estclla Berry, aged 32 years, i