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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1915.
HONOR ROLL GROWING
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT COM
PILES MONTHLY REPORTS.
Percentage of Attendance Reaches
High Figure Schools Reporting
on Time, Sixty-Nine.
The superintendent's office has pre
pared the toliowiiig report ot the
schools of Polk county for the month
ending November IS, 1915. It will
be seen by the report that sixty-nine
or the seventy-It hree schools, exclu
sive of a special, reported correctly
and on time, and that the percentage
or attendance was good :
Number of schools reporting cor
reotly and on tdme, 69 ; schools not re
porting correctly and on time, Green
wood and Fir Grove; number of pu
pils remaining at time of last report,
during the month, 222: number of
pupils registered secondary, 71; num
ber of pupils readmitted, 149; total
number of pupils on register during
he month, 3439; number of pupils
dropped during the month, 292: to
tal number on register at time of
this report, 3147; number of days
taught during the month, 16.8; whole
number of days attendance, 52,178.5;
whole number of days absence, 1413.
5; whole number of itiimes late, 359;
number of pupils neither absent nor
late, 2245; average number of pupils
belonging, 319; average daily atten
dance, 3105; per cent of attendance,
97.3; number of visits by parents,
154; number of visits by members of
school board, 78.
The following schools have been
placed on the roll of honor for hav
ing made 95 per cent in attendance
or over: Zcna, Dallas, Srnitliflald,
Lola, Pedee, Red Prairie, Bridgeport,
Lewisville, Ballston, Salt Creek, Par
ker, Monmouth high school, Mon
mouth public school, Orchards, Beth
el, Polk Station, Oakgrove, Perrydale
Fairview, Gooseneck, Butler, Kickre-
all, Oakpoint, Elkins, Independence,
Antiochf Brush College, West Salem,
Buena Vista, Buell, Spring Valley,
Popcorn, Harmony, Upper bait Creeu
Montgomery, Lincoln, North Dallas,
Enterprise, buyer, Orowley, Mclim
monds Valley, Sunnyslope, Conoid
Oakdale, Lone Star, McCoy, Black
Hock, Liberty, rails City, Fioneer
Cherry Gruve, Oakhurst, Mountain
view, Hopville, Highland, Rogue Hiv
er, Mistletoe, Wildwood, Valley June
tion, Broadmead, Fern, Orchardsview,
The following schools have been
placed on the roll of honor for hav
ing made no tardies dunng the month
Pedee, Red Prairie, Lewisville, Ba!l
ston. Parker. Fairview, Cochran, Oak
point. Brush College, Spring Valley,
Upper Salt Creek, Montgomery, Lin
coln, Crowley, McTimmomls valley,
Liberty, Pioneer, Oakhurst, Mountain
view, Hie-hland, Fern, Orchardsview,
The following schools have become
standard : Fern, Airlie, ferrydaie,
Buena Vista, Pedee, Elkins, Oakpoint,
Gooseneck, and we are expecting many
more very soon, as several of them
have all points with the exception of
one or two and are working very
hard for those.
The state superintendent has de
clared the tollowing schools standard
four year high schools: Dallas, In
dependence, Monmouth, Falls City,
Bethel, Ballston and Airlie. We have
other high schools in the county
which we expect to be standardized
Workers in Polk.
The following speakers have taken
part in different meeting's in folk
TOuntv this month: Mr. O. M. Plum
per, director of Portland schools, at
three meetings; Mr. Freeman of the
"ill lines at three meetings; Lol. Mil
s W'1"' the School of Commerce in con
nection with the University of Ore
gon, at two meetings; Mr. W. A, Barr
of the Oregon Agricultural college, at
fifteen meetings; Mr. L. P. Harring
ton, state field worker, at nine meet
ings; Mr. N. C. Maris, state field
worker, at eight meetings; Mr. E. F.
Carleton, assistant state s'perinten
dent, at one meeting; Mr. F. L. Grif
fin of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, at one meeting; and Mr. J. B.
Horner, Oregon Agricultural college,
at one meeting.
General Educational Notes.
The school work throughout the
county is progressing in excellent
shape. All of the teachers, children
and parents are getting into the work
with a vim. All of the Parent-Teacher
associations are working vigorously
and have an aim tor which to work
and we are expecting great work
from all of these associations this
The Principals' club has elected
new officers as follows: President,
Mr. E. L. Keezel, Monmouth; vice
president, Mr. H. H. Dunkleberger.
Dallas ; secretary and treasurer, Mr.
B. A, Teats, Independence. Over for
ty 'teachers of the county are now
signed up as members of the Princi
pals' club for this year and we ex
pect a number of most excellent meet
ings during the year. The next meet
ing will be held on the night of Sat
urday, December 4th at Dallas. A
good attendance is asked for.
Superintendent H. C. Sevmour and
City Superintendent W. t Ford of
Dallas, were elected delegates from
the Teachers' institute to the State
Teachers' association at Medford on
Tbe teachers of the county nourn
the lorn of one of their number. Miss
Orrie Steinberg, who died at her home
in Monmouth a week ago. She wasj
the intermediate teacher at Airlie and
was making good in every sense of
the word. The Airlie boys and girls
nave lost an excellent instructor and
and one of their best friends.
Following are some of the items of
improvements, etc., that have been
reported to this office:
Zena The Zena school patrons
gathered at their school house and
have graded their grounds and placed
mem in excellent shape. This is
spirit Ithat every district should oat-
tern after. The Zena (people lare
there with the goods all of the time.
Smithfield -The Smithfield
COUNTY RATIO IS LOW
BASIS FOR ASSESSING PUBLIC
State Tax Commission Considers As
sessments of a County in Arriv
ing at Its Conclusion.
have organized their Industrial club
and are going after things with
determination that will count. There
were some prize winners in this
school last year and there will be
more this year.
Ratios to be used as a basis in ap-
people portioning 'the assessment of public
utilities by the state tax commission
were finally agreed upon Friday. Polk
county's ratio, in comparison with
most of the other counties, is low,
being only .53. Several days ago the
tentative ratios were announced and
Eola The Eola school has been im- since then several hearings were held
proved not only on the outside but. bv the oommittHinn. manv nrmntieft de.
aiso on the inside and Miss Clark has siring to have their ratios changed,
piacea me room in icne Dest condition
tnat it has been in tor years. She is
getting a hold of the situation thr
in good Bhape and we only wish that
every teacher in - the county could
step into her room and see what a
oeautiruJ room it is.
Red Prairie The Red Prairie school
In arriving at the tax ratios, the
state . tax commission considers the
assessment of a county as fixed by an
assessor. It the percentage of value
as fixed by the county assessor is
low, the ratio of that county to be
used as a basis in the apportionment
of the public utilities assessment will
board has placed the play ammrnhis. k
vvb., on uie grounds and the sc ion ttii: n,. n. j i
u ' - -j 11,e the commission today: Baker, .76;
nTH.rTp 1 '"f,"; Benton, .65; Clackamas, .58; Clatsop,
u u to i laii ic uuu we leel
sure that they will do something this
HOODLUMS HELD IN JAIL.
.58; Columbia, .77; Coos, .67; Crook,
.53; Curry, .86; Douglas, .74; Gil
liam, .76; Grant, .64; Harney, .65;
Hood River, .68; Jackson, .65; Jeffer
son, .72 ; Josephine, 72 ; Klamath, .69 ;
Lake, .73; Lane, .60; Lincoln, .93;
Linn, .68; Malheur, .63; Marion, .68;
Morrow, .88; Multnomah, .62; Polk,
.53; Sherman, .68; Tillamook, .90;
Umatilla, .80; Union, .71; Wallowa,
J73; Wasco, .75; Washington, .53;
Disturb Religious Worship and the
snenjt Uets Them.
A sextett of village hoodlums nlpn1-
ed not guilty before Justice Holman
on Wednesday mornipg to a charge
of disturbinff a raHe-inna monHno l,.Dt
Sunday at a Buena Vista church. The Wheeler, :72; Yamhill, .52.
maieiactors who are held for trial at
1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon arc
William Wilson, Harold Gano, Charles
Seymour. John Tavlor. William rv-
siay ana Andrew Mode, and they are
said to be old offenders at disrupting
the peace and harmony of worshiD
with ft..:.. 1 j . ,, , "
mi "" loua raiK and curs
ing. The complainants are C. P wii,
M. W. McGowan, W. G. Grant, and W.'
ft. Stoneliocker. The young men are
S , ,uavluS iaued to secure indi
vidual bails of $50 each, and they
..o spared a list of witnesses who
i appear 111 their behalf
trial tomorrow afternoon.
PUBLIC SALES DAY SATURDAY.
Many Articles Already at Headquar-
uu viuers voming Later
Although it is several days before
the regular monthly Sla ...:n i.
"o.u, a cunsiaeraoie- number of ar
mies wmcn cue ownem w t j.-.
ul nave arrived at the market
place for disposal at that time. Oth
ers will arrive during the week, and
on Saturday the lara-esf. Hini. f
D0nnJ 1 J 1 . "i'"J "M
v-au venicies, larming imple
ments, etc., ever seen in Polk county,
will be on exhibit, and ready for bar-
re. ..r tor saie irom the block. Among
Humes now on hand are: A
oirci-iooui narrow: m Mini
"u"8 bridle; srey mare- sevn years
wuiitrv . Her. mnir a
garden seeder; disc; road cart; culti-
eo cutter; an incuibator; be
sides many smaller and less important
xmrarprising Kesidents Ask Power
uompany ror Service
A number of Rickreall
"""cu ni a meennn. nn lnn..
night to discuss plans for the better
ment or the community. One of the
important objects of the meeting was
the matter of hrimr'.n
, . ....nun, IU
tne neiguborhood and H C. Eakin was This chUd has a warm coat of green
appoinled to take the question tip and white checked tweed cut on Rus-
wiiii the Oregon Power company here. hm lines. The wide belt buttons in
Manager A. L. Martin will go ovei novel way, and a skunk fur bands
the ground and if cnou-rli nHtnn the cuffs and elves a deeD collar
can he listed to justify the extension Three novelty buttons are the only oth
of service, electricity will ho it trlmmlnir. The coat la lined with
A SCHOOL COAT.
in Rirkreall soon.
wool and takes a saucy little hat
mrs. jsraaen s work Appreciated. Mourners Are licenced.
in u ' rct-iiuion or lipr iwit-lr K.. AKn.. 41 1 . j l: j.
n A n 11 , AUWUk 11KS VUtfUVl IlIIU TlUSlieSl
an in ' oik count-v at the stt ..... h. ti. p... ( tt n 1
county fairs ad at the land show, ( . a rood many others ever m-.'s
L v n , y LaS jre9entfld that particular one who preceedod a
Mrs. tnme Braden with a fine Collie W fn,.l H,. rL.l t ,,u
PUK'j is ?0,ed for the eemetery. There was more than one
prmluced on his Shadeland farms. If Lnrin. b,,n heJ w. ,.ia...l 1
rolk county had more farmers tha
took the priile in their Dlaces nml
their business that C. D. Xairn does
the county would have little comx;
tition at fairs and exhibitions. His
Shadeland farms are not alone kmnr;i
for their splendid livestock and pets,
but for the field and garden cr
that get such careful and capable at
tention. Anglers Increase In Number.
Up to October 1, there had been
sold in Oregon 47,433 fishing licenses, I
of which a proportionate share went
to Polk county anglers, and 30,584
hunters' licences were sold in a cor
responding period. These figures show,
more than any other thing, the large
increase in fishine licenses. This is
due to the constant restockine of
the streams of the state, thus making
a fair catch reasonably certain to
those who love to mud a dav now
and then, on the stream.
Schools Not in Session Today.
There will be no classes in the erade
or high schools of the city today as
a resale or tne petition eirculnted bv
the students and presented to lie
board. It had been the plan io as
semble as usual this mornin; after
ona holiday for Thankseivinsr. bnt
the present plan will relieve the Kit
oatioa that would exist by harinr a
single school day between mo holidays.
a hole in the ground, but that did
not take him from the road to allow
the saddened procession to pass. The
trouble was that the man ahead kept
in the center of the road and ambled
along at an unusually easy speed. It
is the opinion of those who tried in
vain to get the man to allow the fu
neral procession to pass that he was
somewhat jealous of the automobiles
that made the mourners carnages.
Honking of horns and personal pleas
were of no avail, the road hog refused
to budge and the entire procession fi
nally had to pass round his spring
wagon. The woman beside him mint
have thought a deal of here compan
ion for his actions. If there isn't a
law against bogging the road there
should be, say those who suffered
from one person s obstinacy, and
there should also be a law against
men with so little principle as to bold
up a funeral procession.
Children's Singing Class.
Pupils invited to join children's
classes in singing; singing games and
interesting songs taught; special at
tention given to us of voice; lessons
weekly ; prices reasonable. Miss Ger
trude Irwin, 321 Washington street.
Phone IMi 77-7t.
Shapes the Day
Load the stomach up with a breakfast
of rich greasy food, and you clog both di
gestion and mind.
For real workreal efficiencytry a
Some fruit, an egg, toast and a cup of
Then tackle the work ahead with vigor
and a keen mind. There's joy in it.
Grape-Nuts is a food for winners.
"There's a Reason"
Sold by grocers everywhere.
Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned taxpayers of Koad District
Number 3, in the County of Polk,
state or Oregon, who are more than
ten per cent, of the taypayers of said
District, that a meeting of the resi
dent taxpayers of said Road District
will be held on Saturday, the 27th
day of November, in the year 1915,
at the hour of 2 o'clock, p. m. of said
day, at the Auditorium in the School
House in School District No. 21, in
said Road District, for the purpose
of voting on the question of whether
or not an additional tax shall be lev
ied by the resident taxpayers of said
district on all the taxable property
in said district for road purposes.
under the provisions of Section 6321
ot Lord's Oregon Laws as amended
by Chapter 316, General Laws of Ore
gon, 1013. At said meeting the resi
dent taxpayers of said district will
by a majority vote of such taxpayers
levy such additional tax fif any) as
they may deem advisable to improve
the roads of said district.
Witness our hands this 4th dav of
C. H. GILLIAM
G. A. M'CULLOCHi
J. T. FRIAR
J. J. ROBERTS
G. H. RUSSELL
I. J. WHITE
W. H. M'KEE
G. G. REMPLE
F. E. LYNN
Date of first publication. November
5, 1915. 71-4t.
present them, duly verified, with the
proper vouchers, within six months
from the date of this notice, to the
said administrator at his law offices
in the Dallas City Bank Building, in
said County of Polk.
Dated and first published, Novem
ber 23, 1915.
Administrator of the estate of Thad
deus Clark Shaffer, deceased.
' GUARDIANS NOTICE.
Notice is hereby riven that the un
dersigned has been duly appointed
Guardiaa of the estate of Henry M.
Berry, an incompetent person, by the
Hon. County Court of Polk County.
Oregon. All persons holding claims
against said estate should present the
same to the undersigned for adjust
ment, and all persons owing said es
tate are hereby notified to settle same
with said guardian.
J. D. SMITH,
Guardian of the estate of Henry M
SIBLEY & EAKIN,
NOTICE OP APPOINTMENT OP
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, S. S. Duncan, has been by
an order of the County Court of Polk
County, State of Oregon, duly ap
pointed as the administrator of the
estate of Irvin Dunn, deceased, and
tie has duly qualified as such adminis
Therefore all persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notified
and required to present the same
properly verified, to the undersigned
administrator at his office in the
Court house at McMinnville, in Yam
hill County, State of Oregon, or to
said administrator at the residence of
H. L. Fenton, at Dallas, in Polk Coun
ty, State of Oregon, within six months
from the date of the first publication
or this notice.
Dated this the 25th day of October,
1915. S. S. DUNCAN.
Administrator of said estate.
FRANK W. FENTON,
Attorney for said estate.
Date of first publication of this no
tice is October 26, 1915.
Date of last publication of this no
tice is November 23, 1915.
The Observer, a TwIce-a-Week pa
per, costs no mors than a weekly.
Henry Serp is transacting business
at Portland and is vistiing his son
NOTICE OP FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby iriven that the un
dersigned as executors of the estate
of John H. Ground, deceased, have
filed their final account in the County
Court of the State of Oregon, for
Polk County, and that Saturday, the
20th day of November, 1915, at the
honr of one o'clock in the afternoon
of said day, at the court room of
the said county court, in the eity of
Dallas, Oreiron. has been aDDointed
by said Court as the time and place
for hearing of objections to the said
final account, and tbe settlement
thereof. ROBERT F. GROUND
WILLIAM H. GROUND
JOHNNIE M. GROUND
Executors of the estate of John H.
L. D. BROWN ft J. R. SD3LEY.
87-6t. Attorneys for the estate.
and Light Lunches
at all hours
Only Lunch Room in Dallas
Finley's Lunch Room
Court Street, Next to Kozy Korner
NOTICE TO CREDITOS.
Notice is hereby riven that the un
dersigned, Oscar Hayter, has been du
ly appointed by the County Court of
tne btate or Oregon for the County
of Polk, administrator of thai estate
of Thaddeus Clark Shaffer, deceased,
and has qualified.
All persons havinr claims arainat
tbe said estate are hereby required to
are more than ordin
Each Heywood Mat.
tress comes seperately ,,
wrapped. It has not
been handled it has
never been oat on
It is absolntely guarantee
to (Iva satisfaction or ya
Priced Reasonably At
f 1100, 115.00 and 18.00
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one-half block east of the S. P. depot,
from 9 a. m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p. m.,
7 to 8 p. m., Sunday 10 to 1 p. m.
Telephone 1303. '
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