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THE POLE COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1915.
DOINGS IN POLK COUNTY
STORIES BY THE OBSERVER'S
Personal Paragraphs Pertaining
Movements of People Whom
Yon All Know.
J. B. Knowles & Sons have just
completed a large dairy barn and hog
house, both buildings being of modern
Johnnie and Will Ridenhour have
moved into their new house.
Cheater Braden was a caller on
Gordon Huntlev recently
J. T. Huntley and family recently
spent a Sunday with W. W. Huntley
and familv at Independence.
Miss Molander, our teacher, has re
turned from her home at Portland,
While in Portland Miss Molander at
tended a play by Jefferson High
school students, the leading lady be
ing one of her old classmates.
Mr. Sanderson has purchased a new
Oliver chilled plow.
Slorjer Bros. & Cockle of Indepen
dence drilled an 80-foot well for Her
man Muller last week.
Our school had an increase of ten
visitors on "Go to School Day," over
Hueh Braden took the west bound
train here last Saturday. The writer
did not enquire where he was head
ed, for he looked tor trie worm use
Bob Fitzsimmons and just as husky.
A. W. Vernon was an Independence
business caller last week.
Judging from the number of cream
cans laying around our station house
everv dav. this is some dairy nook.
John Young has his grapes trellis-
ed to beauty and pertection.
E. F. Brown butchered last week.
Mr. Crons of Salem was visitinj.
with Mr. Ed. Brown and family recently.
Superintendent and Mrs. Seymour
attended a Boeeia) meeting of our
school last Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Maggie Martin spent one day
recently with Mrs. L. Huntley.
Louie Haselton of Oak Point was
here recently and made arrangemeats
to clear some land for Jim Huntley.
John Young was a passenger to sa-
lem last Wednesday.
Manly Martin butchered last week,
J. W. Walker and wife spent last
week with Manly Martin and family.
Mr. Parsons, county school super
visor, visited our school the othei
Miss Iva Martin visited with her
cousin, Mrs. Harry Hill at Dallas
There will be an industrial meeting
held at the school house Friday even
ing, November 26. After a short pro
gram by the school, Superintendent
H. C. Seymour will display industrial
pictures for the benefit of the school.
Your quill-driver transacted busi
ness with Al. Snyder of the county
seat one day last week : also called on
our good natured sheriff, and also his
bovhood friend. Fred llolman, our
m'our visited our school Wednesday.
Mrs.. John- Yost, called, on Mrs. A.
vomer oaiuraayj y., v ; .;' s
There was a dance at J'rWs Satur
day night. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. E. Bush, Mr. and Mrs.. Will
Finch, Leo, John, Cohif art. Billie and
Theda Condron, Glenn' Turner,, Clif-
iora ana nuue dui'oudk, uuixi ana
Pearl Applegat'e, x Miss ' Gloetop,
Blanche and Florence lacey, Norma
Williams, Howard and tditlir, Apple
gate, ordon Powell,. JoJmpie Wdk and
Albert Ronee. h " ,; '
Eva Womer returned home from
Monmouth Tuesday, ;
V POLK '"-J.
Since the windstorm on Monday
night, our telephone service has been
very poor. .
A number from here attended the
program and basket social at Smith-
field Saturday night. ,, ,.
Mr. Peter Reddekopp, Sr., who has
been quite ill for a week, is rapidly
gaining. ; . '.' J '
We are sorry that "Go To School
Day" was not observed as well as it
should have been in our district.
Mr, Heabe is having a well dug on
his place. ,.' . . ; .
Mr. and Mrs. Loughary and son,
Frankie. visited m Dallas recently.
Mr. Barr. Mr. Maris and Suiierin-
tendent Seymour visited our school
on Thursday of last week. As the
school has earned all the stars it was
The second meeting of 'the Parent
Teachers' club met on Friday after
noon at two o'clock. There was a
good attendance and a most interest-
in? meeting was Held.
Mr. A. F. Courier of Salem was
a visitor in this neighborhood recent
lv. Mr. Courier was one of lour
neighbors alt one time.
Mrs. Moore of Dallas, who had
been visiting her cousin, Mrs. A. E.
Tetherow, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Tetherow were
business visitors at Monmouth last
Road Supervisor Jas Tetherow has
been putting gravel on the road near
the school house. Mr. Tetherow has
been doing some good work in this
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Tedrow were
visitors at the Smith home in the
Mistletoe district on Thursday.
Mr. Frank Loughary left for Cor
vallis Friday to attend a committee
Miss- Witzel spent Sunday, Novem
ber 14 with her aunt, Mrs. Osborn.
Mrv.W. J. Stockholm was a business
visitor to Salem on the Uth.
Rev. Plowman was visiting in the
On Friday last the Industrial club
held its second meeting for the year.
Mr." Brengger from Southerlin was
nsiting at the IJenney bouse last
Miss Glossop visited at the Bush
home Wednesday night.
Glenn Turner spent Sunday with
Mrs. O. R. Burbank and daughter
Virgie left Sunday for Acme, Oregon,
to spend several weeks witn ner son
Mr. West and family and Mr. Post
visited at Edwards Sunday.
There was. a dance at Johnville Sat
Mr. 3. L. Condron took Mr, t C-
Shaffer to Indepeodeoee th: tati tf
tne weet 1 'i ! -i
Mr. Tram Bvrens ' went to King?
Mr. Barr 44- SipMTHIendeot
Having lost a considerable number
of chickens through theft, -Beo. .Ball
of Ballston has built a .new chicken
house near his residence. :
Bent (Jlanheld is building , a new
residence .at Ballston, using Dallas
lumber m its construction.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Harris of Buena
Vista rejoice over the arrivel of
daughter, born November 10.
leachers and pupils of the Buena
Vista school gave a most interesting
program Saturday evening. Supper
was served tor the benefit of the man
ual training department.
The Buena Vista Oddtellows will
give a supper Thanksgiving evening.
Several Orchard View tanners have
deepened their wells, so that another
dry eason will not etteet their water
Howard Uoodiellow of opring Val
ley has rented his ranch to a recent
arrival from the east. Mi's. Goodfel-
low will visit her mother in Florida.
Rav Nash of Spring Valley has re
turned home trom Lake county, mak
ing the round trip on horseback.
A local teachers institute will be
held at Independence December 11.
It is open to all teachers of the coum
ty, but attendance is not compulsory.
During the recent illness of Miss
Ome Steinberg, a teacher in the Air
lie school, her place was filled by Miss
Houx of the Normahr. - . ;
Loren Cooper ot Airlie has been in
vestigating Lake county with a view
to securing a homestead there. '
Tatty-pull entertainments nre quite
a fad among Airlie 's young set.
There will be a pie supper at fir
Grove tomorrow evening.
Mr. Talkington,! having moved trom
Monmouth to Rickreall, his farm is
now occupied by Ralph Mason of the
Guv C. Scheible and Miss Blanche
C. Stitt, daughter f Editor Stitt of
the Monmouth Herald, were married
at that place last 'Thursday. They
will make their future home in Mon
The Normal students danced at the
institution Saturday night. 1
The high wind o last week caused
some damage in Bethel. . Mr. A. H.
Fuestman had just finished putting a
new shingle roof on the large shed tat
the west end of his barn. The wind
took this roof and scattered it over
the barn lot. A part of the wreckage
fell on a grain drill and wrecked that.
The Bethel Literary society on Fri
day night last debated the question:
"Resolved that the Ferris' water bill
should become a law as amended by
the senate committee."
Mayor Walker of Independence has
called a meeting for tomorrow nighta,
to nominate candidates for mayor,
three aldermen and a recorder. The
election will be held December 6,
W. D. Henrv, S. D. Crawford, Lee
Cooley and Howard Zinzer of Spring
Valley attended the football game at
Eugene on Saturday. .'.
Mr. Van Winkle, a graduate of
Albany college, preached at Spring
alley last Sunday.
Chas. Davenport is the new fore
man of the Eola Hills ranch, succeed
ing W. C. Brown, resigned.
The Harmony school will create a
fund for the construction of a play
shed 30x50 feet One hundred and
fifty persons recently attended a meet
ing of the Parent-Teacher association
at this place.
The ladies of the Harmony district
recently met with Mrs. A. N. Hen
dricks and organized a Miring circle.
George Udell ot Ballston has sold
his hops, and Geo. Newbill of the
same place shipped two carloads last
week. ' "
At Buell on Thanksgiving day the
Parent-Teacher association will hold a
day session, with a program commenc
ing ait 10:30. A big dinner will be
served at noon, and patrons of tSe
district are expected to tarn oat en
masse. The pupils of the Perrvdale school
are rehearsing diligently far the play
to be given at Dallas on December 3.
The proceeds will go toward the pro
posed new gymnasium.
Nineteen pupils of the Fern school
were neither absent flr tardy during
tbe'month of October tail nine names
appeared on t be tf t t .honor.
. The Mennonites of Hopewell have
completed arrangements. . for the
building of ehuKh at that place. .
PAMPHLETS ARE ISSUED
MR. CHURCHILL WOULD BRING
HOMES AND SCHOOLS NEARER
Suggestions Are Made for Making
Rural Teacher Healthier, Happier
and More Efficient.
A pamphlet for the help of the par
ent-teacher associations in the rural
and village school and emphasizing
tike need ot closer association ot home
and school, has just been issued by
4. A. Churchill, superintendent 'of
public instruction. Subjects of ex
treme practical value are suggested
by the discussions, including "How
to Make Our School Standard,'
"Play Apparatus," "Pictures for the
School Room," "Construction and
Care of the Buildings on the School
Ground, "Pure Drinking Water,
"The Hot Lunch," and many other
topics pertaining to the betterment of
Iu the introductory letter to the
teachers, Superintendent Churchill
states the purpose of the pamphlet is
to assist in the organization ot par
ent-teacher associations in order to
unite more closely the home and the
school throughout the state. A plan
for formal organization is given and
a form constitution. In the prepara
tion of the material, Superintendent
Churchill was assisted by Prof, M.
Pittman, head of the department of
rural schools, Uregon formal scnool.
and by the president of the Oregon
Congress of Mothers, Mrs. George
The county school superintendents
of Oriegon have organized hundreds
these associations during the past few
years, and there has been an urgent
demand for lrsts or suitable topics
discussions, the object of which is to
make these meetings a power tor good
in the respective communities. One
of the most suggestive articles in the
publication gives a number of rules,
which it followed, ore expected to
make the rural school a desirable
place both for children and the teach
eis. lue subject ot tne suggestions
is "Some Things You Can Do to
Make Your Teacher Happy, Healthy
The Btia'gestions follow:
1. Haw a committee meet her on
her arrival in the district or at the
2. See .that she has the best place.
posible at which to live while in the
3. Give a reception for her and
see that sire meets all patrons of the
Invite her to your home at least
once during the year.
o. Do not expect the teacher to-pre-
pare all of the programs for the meet
ings of the association. Her work is
heavy enough now.
0. VVlien her control seems not to
be good, remember that she has many
to direct, you nave only a few.
7. When you have a complaint
go to the teacher in the right spirit
and discuss it. Do not talk to others
to the detriment of the school and
8. Show your appreciation of the
work of the teacher in some definite
way at the close of the year. Send
her away for the summer happy and
thinking you are the best people in
NEXT GAME IS AT LEBANON.
High School Football Team May Have
Special Tram Thursday.
The high school football team goes
up against the Lebanon team on
Thanksgiving day, and it will truly
be a Thanksgiving if they come home
with even a small slice of the bacon.
On Wednesday the coaches called for
recruits to practice against the regu
lar team and at the time set a full
team of "has beens" was on the
field. Presently two lone regulars
showed up, and half an hour later,
when the volunteer opponents were
gone, the remainder ot the high
school team gathered itself together
one by one. bo it will not be prac
tice that wins for Dallas on the Leo
anon gridiron on Thursday; it will
be pure and simple fight, and from
the splendid exhibition of fight here
last Saturday it is evident that both
Dallas and Lebanon have a reasonable
quantity of that valuable quality. The
lineup in the Turkey day festival will
be nearly the same as that which op
posed Lebanon here last Saturday, al
though a last minute change may be
made in the backfield by the coaches.
A number of new plays have been
mapped out by Coaches Rudder and
French, with the assistance of Mr.
Chenoweth of the high school facul
ty, and these may be a great help in
turning the tide toward a Dallas vic
tory. Enough students and townspeople
have said that they would attend the
game at Lebanon that the athletic
association of the high school has
chartered a special train to leave
here Thursday morning and return
the same evening immediately after
"the contest. By popular subscription
among the business men enough mon
ey was' collected to take the band on
the trip and twenty-two members of
that organization will make pleasant
entertainment for the excursionists.
It is without a doubt that the contest
will be well worth seeing and the
boys hope that a large eiowd will
make the "trip from here.
Siletx Company Develop.
That the Siletz Lumber ft Logging
company contemplates development at
Independence seems to be indicated I
by the fact that the city council of
Independence granted the company a
twenty-five year franchise to improve
Ash creek so that it may be made
navigable to logs and water craft.
This franchise includes the right to
improve the creek across several
streets and through the city park and
to construct a dam in the creek.
R. W. BALLANTYNE
Player Pianos Regulated and Repaired
The New England supper given by
the ladies or the Presbyterian church
Friday evening was an unqualified
SPECIAL NOTICE TO
We wish to announce we are exclu
sive Dallas agents for the simple mix
ture of buckthorn bark, glycerine,
etc., known as Adler-i-ka. This rem
edy, ' used successf ully for appendi
citis, is the most THOROUGH bowel
cleanser we ever sold. It is so pow
erful that ONE SPOONFUL relieves
almost ANY CASE of constipation,
sour or gassy stomach. Adler-i-ka
never gripes, is safe to use and the
INSTANT action is .surprising. Con
rad Stafrin, druggist.
AT THE DEPOT STORE.
On account of overbuying: Sny
der's Catsup, fresh stock at M cents
per bottle. Standard Golden Syrup,
large and small, at cost for short
time. ' '
. s J. 0. RICKLI, : )
Dallas National Bank. uiulding
Dallas rr Oregon
S. B. TAYLOR
Civil , Engineer and Surveyor
Office, City Hall
Phone 791 or 512, Dallas, Oregon
BROWN-SIBLEY ABSTRACT CO.
610 Mill street, Dallas.
Only up-to-date set of abstracts of
Polk county. Posted every morning
from county records.
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Roems 5 and
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Studio 401 Court St
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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Dallas National Bank Building
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CIVIL ENGINEER & SURVEYOR
ATTORNEY AT LAW 1
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Attorneys and Abstractors. v
The only reliable set ot Abstracts In
Polk County. Office on Court street
Dallas, , . - Oregon
B. F. BUTLER
Office over Fuller Pharmaoy. ,.
Office hours from to 11 a. m.; 1
to t p. m,
Dallas ' Orego,
Carpenter and Contractor, Wall-papering
and Painting, Cement
and Brick Work. ;
612 Orchard Ave. Phone West Red 63
West Side Marble
mm 9 m .
G. L. HAWKINS, Proprietor.
MONUMENTS, HEADSTONES AND
Send It By Parcel Post
Send us your laundry by parcel post.
The ruial carrier la now authorised to
transact this business. It costs but a
few cents. We'll return it promptly.
DALLAS STEAM LAUNDRY.
MANUFACTURED FROM POLE
COUNTY CANE BY J. 0.
FOR SALE BY
HUGH G. BLACK
CUT FLOWERS Al FLORAL DB
I HAVE ACCEPTED THE AGENCY FOR THE SWISS FLORAL
COMPANY OF PORTLAND AND AM PREPARED TO FURNISH
ALL KINDS OF FLORAL DESIGNS ON SHORT NOTICE.
FOR DESCRIPTION AND PRICES CALL AT THE DEPOT
STORE. CHOICE ROSES OR OTHER FLOWERS AND SHRUB
BERY FURNISHED. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
J. C. RICKLI
THE KIND THAT SATISFIES
There's nothing too large, nor too small, for us to
tackle. Our facilities are unequalled In this sec
tion, while our workmen have that "touch" so nec
essary In the execution of "good work." ...
THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER
Second Mon thly Sales Day
Many People from the Country
side Will Visit Dallas on This
Day-Why Not You?
Bring whatever you wish to dispose
of, and if you can't "swap" it for
something you want we'll sell it at auc
tion for cash without charge to you
Stalls for Stock. Room
for Vehicles, Imple
ments, Tools, etc.
Have your articles at Burk & . Shepherd's Barn
at 10 a. m. Auction begins at 1:30 p. m.