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Oregon City, Ore., March 28, 1851 Salem, Ore.. March 28, 1931
ORIGIN IN i860
Pioneer District Now! Thor
ough! j Modernized": and
Active a Ever!
BRUSH COLLEGE, March 27.
The Brush College school dis
trict was organised lnj 1990.
Breese, Don and Cass Glbtfon and
: the late -Byron and John jHarrttt
, wore boys who named the school
; Brush College. ; j j
The school district now has a
modern, two-room building, with
basemsot. heated by furnace, fit
' ted with kitchen and a well equip
ped dining room. j
The school rooms are equipped
' with modern ' furniture, electric
lights, electric automatic; water
system, inside toilets and; septic
tank and also playground equip
ment. The school board; Is 1 Dr.
C. L. Blodgett, F. C. Ewlhg and
U. L. Lehman. . I
, The activities of the school and
community are very closely re
lated. The boafd employs the best
teachers possibte. All school pro
grams are well attended.
The Parent-Teacher association
was organised March 14.1 1914.
and was actire In community- af
fairs until 1920, when it was
changed to Brush . College, Com
munity club, i It la incorporated
and holds title to 'six acres of land
near the schoolhouse, deeded to
the community -club for aj picnic
ground by Mrs. Cornelia Harrttt.
The trustees of the dUb are
A. E. TJtley. president: U. i. Leh
man, secretary; Mrs. John Schind
ler, treasurer; Aj C Ewing, vice
president, and Mrs. Fred Oleeoa.
Homecoming Picnic 1
Big Affair Annually
. The one big erect of the year
is the annual homecoming ; picnic
on the first Saturday In June. All
former residents, of the commun
ity are invited, and many return
for the plcnieL j f
The Brush College Sunday
school was organized April 14.
1910, and has - nerer missed a
Sunday and Is self-supporting.
This Sunday school paid for one
acre of ground at the Children's
Farm Home near Corvallis, and
has taken an actire part In many
missionary enterprises. T. K. Ew
iag is superintendent, and Mrs.
Fred Oleson secretary.
The Brush College Helpers was
organized In 1912 by Mrs. C A.
Park and Mrs. Charles H. Smith
for the women of the commun
ity, meeting twice a month, for
social and devotions, also:' wel
fare work. Their president i Mrs.
A. R- Ewlng, and Alice Oleson Is
secretary of the group. ' .
The grange was organized Jan
uary 24, 1920, and Is a strong
factor for better community con
ditions. Elmer Cook Is master
and Roy Barker secretary.
'. The boys and girls are active
ia 4-H club work, .and are well
organized. I .
.The Brush College school house
Is three and one-half miles Uorth
wet of Salem in Polk county.
Church Begun in
Jefferson in 1859
. j ;
, JEFFERSON. On the- cornet
of Chureh street ,- and . Pacific
highway In Jefferson! a building
for a" Protestant j Methodist
church was erected by Mr; Ma
jor in the year of H59. Rev. B.
N. Longsworth was the first res
. Later a new church was! built
just north of the old one across
the street. The old church was
toDTerted Into a hotel. The
building was enlarged by build
ing an addition on the outh,
adding "Nlermer windows and a
porch on the front.
Events of 80 Years Pass in Chronological Review
Highlights of the Times Taken From Files of j The ) Statesman I
Upon Occasion of Its 80th Anniversary as an l Oregon Paper I ,
(Continued" from Page 22)
1909 Governor Chamberlain elected U. S. senator.
Government sues O. Sc. C. to recover land grant.
Salem fruit union organised.
First wireless message sent from Saleml
i Fire destroys penitentiary shops and foundry.
929,000.000 finer of Standard Oil killed on appeal.
Salem-Falls City and Dallas railroad built.
First airplane in, Salem, built by B. P. Taylor, wrecked in
fence at fairgrounds.
1910 T. R. home from Africa; politics in buzz.
I Norris 'resolution ends Cannonlsm.
Jack Johnson licks Jeffries.
' Water bad; council submits purchase plan; people vote $280,
000 for plant and to assume 9125,000 in debt.
Hotel Marion opened, after remodeling of former Willamette
Auto ads appear in Statesman.
Great state fair held.
Taylor makes second airplane; flight successful.
1911 Mayor Lachmund vetoes water purchase ordinance.
Oswald West becomes governor.
James J. Hill gives 150,000 to Willamette university.
Oregon Electric announces extension to Eugene.
Carnegie library built. .....
1912 Progressive party nominates Roosevelt. Wilson elected.
G. W. P. Hunt becomes first governor of Arizona "(still gov
ernor). Statesman starts auto section; cars are "self-starting."
Railroad bridge across Willamette built.
Armory. Masonic . building, supreme court building Waite
Woman suffrage amendment to state constitution voted.
1913 Wilson becomes paesldent; "deserving democrats" get reward.
Industrial accident insurance law passed.
George W. Joseph in senate; condemns "system."
First state highway commission created.
Mexican revolutions trouble U. S.
Portland, Eugene and Eastern (Southern Pacific subsidiary)
acquires street railway system here; plans valley interurban
Big celebration on opening railway bridge.
Government buys canal and locks at Oregon City.
1914 World war breaks out.
Panama canal opened.
Statesman gets A. P. leased wire.
Federal reserve bank created "no more panics."
County rotes down 9850,000 road bonds.
State votes for prohibition.
Troubles with Mexico.
1015 Chautauqua here In summer time.
Governor Withycombe gets flax industry started at prison.
Submarines complicate our neutrality.
Roads are graveled from Salem to north county line and Sa
lem to Turner; one mile paving north from city limits.
Salem cooperative creamery organized.
U. S. invates Mexico after Villa; Company M to .border.
State goes dry; "Phez" products sold.
1917 "Bone-dry" bill enacted.
U. S. Enters world war; mobilization; Red Cross work; lib
Russian revolution; bolshevism.
Wheat reaches $3.40 at Chicago, government takes charge.
Charles L. McNary named senator.
Salem Fruit union active.
Highway commission law amended.
Ulg "Win th War"; shipbuilding; war gardens; "Hooverizlng."
Armistice; demobilization starts.
New bridge across Willamette finished.
Southern Pacific depot built.
3 MEN DIE IN
"Frightful Holocaust" Re
ports Statesman When
Inn Goes Down
When the Bennett house burn
ed, January 14, 1887. The States
man called it a "frightful holo
caust, It was three China
men were burned to death. Here
was the way the fire department
"Capitals succeedod in getting a
stream from the hydrant in front
of their engine house and the new
steamer was taken out and set upon
the cistern. Considerable delay
was experienced in getting up
steam, and Tigers' engine came
down and took ber station along
side of her and was throwing water
before Cap's engine got to running.
The LaFrance finally started but
immediately after a loud explosion
was heard the crowd fell back has
tily under . the impression that the
steamer had blown up. Investiga
tion developed the fast that the air
chamber had burst wide open and
the steamer was incapable of fur
"Meanwhile several streams
from hydrants and the Silsby were
playing1 energetically on the
burning building: but it had been
apparent from the first that no hu.
man efforts could stop the progress
f the flames and so there was
nothing left to do but to eavc the
surrounding buildings. Effective
work was as usual done by the fire
department notwithstanding the
unavoidable accident which hap
pened to Capitals' steamer.
'"The Bennett house was built
like a steamboat, with a hurricane
deck, guards and little staterooms
instead of bedrooms of decent size.
It was the leading hostelry through
the '50's and Ws. In 1880 it was
leased to the Chinese and became
"haunted by the vilest representa
tives of the vilest nation on the
Pioneer memorial building at Champoeg finished.
First county market road, Jefferson to Green's bridge.
1919 Wilson' attends peace conference. I
Prohibition amendment ratified by many states,
Seattle general strike; I. W. W. troubles; Centralia "massa
cre." Pr. ;i! i ;M . I ' . "
Marion county votes 9150,000 market road bonds.
Coal strike in December; bitter cold weather.
Salem Rotary dab formed.
Theodore Roosevelt dies, r
President Wilson stricken on western tour.
1920 Railroads back to private control.
Newberry case. ;
Oregon votes foe. highway bonds.
Senate rejects peace treaty.
Statesman starts slogan page.
Prices reach peek? gas shortage.
Oregon-Pulp and Paper plant built.
Aviation stimulated by; war developments. '
1921 Business depression: prices in slump; unemployment. ,
Volstead act goes into , effect.
Cornerstone of Salem; General hospital laid.
Salem gets stage terminal.
Non-partisan league runs North Dakota.
1922 Ku Klux i. Ian" active. Si
Good roads under general construction.
Radios come into use.
1923 State income tax adopted. '
Salem votes $500,000 school bonds; builds high school annex.
Bootlegging gets prominence in news.
President Harding dies at San Francisco; Coolidge succeeds.
Salem runs auto camp to take care of "tourists.
War begun on "cinder nuisance."
Building boom,' chiefly residential; Willamette gymnasium
built. . ; :
1924 Parrish Junior high school built.
Teapot dome scandals aired. . .
Army aviators fly: around globe.
Statue of circuit rider unveiled.
Big city paving program.
1925 Elks temple dedicated.!
Miles linen mill, opened. .
Scopes trial; Bryan dies.
Murray, Willos, Kelly In big prison break,
1926 Motor buses replacing street cars.
Oregon Linen. Western Paper Converting company plants
YM. C A. building: erected; Elslnore and BUgh's Capitol
theatres opened. ; S
City zoning commission appointed.
Aimee McPherson; rescued from sandy drowning.
127 Last streetcars removed from Salem lines; buses substituted.
11-story Livesley (First National bank) building opened.
Concrete bridge program begun.
Leslie junior high; erected. .
Salem Water company sells to Oregon-Washington, Water Serv
ice company. i f i
Statesman installs Scott rotary two-color press.
1928 R. J. Hendricks retires from Statesman la 44th year of serr-
ice. J '-1 '
Statesman pressroom burned; new structure see tea.
Presbyterian church dedicated.
Legion drum corps win; second at San Antonio contest.
Hoover elected over Al Smith. r . .
1929 State Legion convention.
Salem airport dedicated.
Governor Patterson dies; Norblad succeeds.
Federal farm relief bill enacted.
Stock market smash.
1930 Salem votes for municipal ownership of water worts.
Joseph recommended to be disbarred wtns primary nomina
tion for governors kl rops dead.
Julius Meier nominated by assembly, wins election as forernor.
Business depression; "Amos 'n Andy."
Great drouth east of Rockies.
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building completed.
1931 Cinder nuisance at end.
. Big inaugural ball.
Statesman celebrates 80th anniversary.
Dial telephones. ; ' .
Champooick was the county
seat of Champooick district and
of Champooick county until Au
gust 2S, 1849.
An Act to Locate the County
Seat of Champooick County.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by
the legislative assembly of the
Territory of Oregon, that the
county seat of Champooick coun
ty be, and the Fame is hereby lo
cated at the town of Salem, in
SEC. 2. This act to take ef
fect, and be in force, from and
after its passage.
Passed August 28th, 1849.
STILL TAX FREE
Taxing municipally owned util
ities is not a new suggestion. In
1887 when the "Portland water
bill" passed the legislature, Gov.
Pennoyer vetoed it on the ground
that the Portland water property
should pay taxes same as all other
property in the state
YOUNG MAN" '
and GROW UP WITH THE COUNTRY
and that is just what Shipley's
t andThe Statesman have done. In
L fact? we are just as much a part
of this community as is humanly
i possible for any firm to be, that
; is how we have grown up with the
; People have come to rely on us- to
; fulfill their wants and have then
accepted these fulfillments with
1 a confidence that is priceless to
r We will serve the people and
l' serve them conscientiously. We
want you to know that that con-
fidence will never be betrayed.