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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY? OREGON. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1915.
SALES DAY A SUCCESS
MANY ARTICLES SOLD FROM
BLOCK OR "SWAPPED."
Management of Event Satisfied With
, Outcome of Undertaking Next
' Sale December 18.
More than a hundred farmers from
outside the city attended the second
monthly market day, held in this city
on Saturday afternoon, and from the
interest they displayed in the auction
sale and the transfer of many farm
necessities it is evident that the first
sales day under the auspices of. the
Commercial club presages very suc
cessful ones to roiiow. , me attend
ance was not as large, perhaps, as it
would have been had good weather
prevailed, but those who did attend
will greatly help to make the day a
teuccetes in the future. Walter u.
Tooze, Jr., started the auctioneering,
. and was relieved, after he had sue-
cesBfully consummated several sales
" by Mr. Phillip, whose efforts went
toward disposing of everything from
cider presses to diao harrows and
The Burk feed barn, where the
sale was held, presented a lively ap
pearance about the time the band
concluded its concert in the early af
ternoon. The list or articles that
had previously been prepared was
greatly increased by wares that came
in at the last minute, and there was
such a variety as would please most
any buyer. , Many of the attendants
came in, according to their own word,
"just to see how things were go
ing," and these are the people who
will be' an important part of the
gathering at the next sales day. The
prices at which many useful articles
changed hands were almost ridicuous
ly low, and when that information be
comes widelv known there will be
, another feature to the sales day that
should attract additional visitors.
Many Dallas people were interested
spectators at the sales and not a few
of them took part in the bidding.
. F, E.. Davis, chairman of the sales
day committee and sponsor for the
venture, says: "lor the lirst gener-
al market day I consider this one a
marked success. We cannot expect
. an unlimited attendance to begin
""with, but I feel sure that the inter-
L est already manifested will grow, un
til by next month the sales day will
prove itself a valuable addition to
community activity. ,
By reason of the fact that Christ
mas this year falls on the last Satur
day of the month, the next Sales day
will be held on December 18.
One expression of appreciation of
the market day heard on Saturday
was that of a well-known farmer.
. "As-long as any trade center helps
me to find a market for the crops of
' my land, or the products of my labors,
' just so long will I continue to re
' timi to that trade center the money
that I derive from the sale of these
things. ' When the community fails to
ttsist me toward prosperity there is
So longer any obligation or necessity
for me to patronize the merchants of
'hat community and I will search for
mittkets more advantageous to me."
dinner as a guest of Sheriff Orr. Cor
nell was arrested some time ago for
issuing checks on his brother's bank,
where he had no funds. At first the
brother insisted on prosecution, but
has relented and said be would send
a cash bail so that Cornell could
take the holiday dinner in freedom.
Instead of sending the cash he said
he would sign the bail bond. Sheriff Another Tale Charges That Domestic
TWO STORIES AFLOAMARD ATTITUDE TOLD
HILLMAN KILLING ATTRIBUT-
.. ED TO WHISKEY.
Orr mailed the bond to Southern Ore
gon for signature, but it did not re
turn in time to, release the prisoner
lor Thanksgiving. Mrs. vornell came
over from Salem on Friday evening
and returned with" her Jiusband to .
Tronbles Arose Over Presence
of Son By Former Marriage.
REORGANIZATION IS EFFECTED.
Circumstantial evidence surround
ing the dreadful tragedy near Bethel
on Thanksgiving day, when the lives
of both Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Hill-
man.wre snuffed out, attributes the
Parents and. Teacher of Spring Val- cause of the double killing to the
', ley Join in Forward Movement. spilling or a bottle or whiskey rjeiong
The defunct Parent-Teacher assd-1 ing to the husband, following family
ciation at. Spring Valley has been re- spats which covered a ' considerable
organized with R. C. Shepard presi- period of time. Another and less im-
dent and Frank Crawford,' secretary- probable story .is the interference in
treasurer, Mrs. C. ' A. "Taylor, Miss their : domestic affairs of a former
Elsie Tavlor and Mrs. Wavne U. Hen- wire or nmman. - it, nas aeveiopeu
ry were appointed to make use of the that when Hillinan and his guests.'
funds now on hand, in nurehasinff J. 0: Hillman and Ralph Marvin of
books, pictures and perhaps an or- Amity, went out. to tbe garage after
sran. Mrs. Harrv Crawford. Miss El- dinner, Hillman found a bottle of
sie Tavlor and Frank Crawford were whiskey, which he. had left in his au-
appointed on the program committee, tomobile; broken upon the floor. Sus
It was decided that the society have pecting his wife of having broken the
a paper, with K. C. Shepard, editor, bottle he went into a rage ana ran
and Mrs. Will Crawford, assistant, into the house. Marvin and the brotb
The next meeting will be held on ral- er did not follow, bnt started toward
lv dav. December 2. Countv Siroerin- the barn. Before they reached the
tendent H. C. Seymour, Supervisor structure they heard the fatal shots.
Parsons and another speaker, not yet Hillman had run uip the stairs to!
decided on, will be present and a good his wife's room, where she Was dress
program has been prepared. A bas- ing. He seized a .25-.35 Savage rifle
ket dinner will be served on this oc- which was in the roim and attempted
casion, and all are requested to con- to shoot the woman. The oldest
vey a well-filled basket to the scene daughter, Mildred, aged 17, who was
of action on this occasion. in her room at the other end of the
hall, it is said,, heard the angry
BIG PUMP BEING INSTALLED, threats of her father and ran out and
attemDted to wrest the gun from him.
Important Concerns Will Prepare for jn the scuffle the weapon was dis-
Fire Hazard. charged, the bullet passing through
The Oregon Power company and the floor, it lodged in the floor of
ADJUTANT GENERAL OPPOSES
, . USE IN LABOR DISPUTES.
coming from South Africa 'to Cnli
lornia, the native state of the visit
or. since which time it has crossed
the Atlantic twelve times. Mrs. Nic
olas, who was born in California of
American parents, married an Eng
lishman. She has two sons, lieuten
ants, serving with the British troops
in ITpaniui anil n Dnn.in Tmir M.tl.
Pacific Defense League Asks for Loate Hewitt, who is commander of
; Opinions and Legislation Spec
' ifying Duties May Result.
the British warship Isis, . doing pa
trol duty in Bermudtan waters.
WOULD TJY CITY PLANT
"The Oregon National Guard is ,. T - T viUt tt..
positively opposed to being called in- 1 aJnJLltU
Much i sidewalki'improvement will
be .undertaken in- Dallas within the
SIX BOTS ARE SENTENCED.
Will gem Jail Sentence for Disturb-
It toofkthn 'entire Wernoon on
Saturdaji in the justice court -to, con
vict six Jroung men of the offense of
disturbing religious meeting on the
previous Siliday, at the school house
at Hopville. "he trial started short
ly after one o'iWock and it was very
nearly six when the jury returned a
verdict of guiltj. Justice Holman
sentenced the six1 offenders to thirty
days in jail, or the alternative of
paying a fine of $20 and costs, which
not more than one of them will be
able to do. Those incarcerated are
William Wilson, Harold Gano, Charles
Seymour, John Taylor, William Cas
sidy and Andrew Mode. These boya
have been repeated offenders at the
school house religious meetings, and
have been warned on other occasions
by the district attorney, to stop their
Sunday disturbances. An extra sup-
ply of smartness was displayed at the
meeting a week ago, and the boys
were arrested. They asked for a
jury trial, and presented many wit
nesses at that time whose testimony
contradicted that of the plaintiffs.
Walter L. Tooze, Jr., assisted Dis-
trict Attorney Sibley in the Droseeu-
tion and Oscar Hayter and E. K.
Piasecki appeared for the defense.
Applies For Naturalization.
James Henry Thurston of Suver
has entered application for final cer
tificate of citizenship with County
( lerr Kotanaon. Mr. ihurston is o
Canadian birth and came to the Uni
ted States, entering this country at
Port Huron. Mich., in 1909. . The ap
proximate date for final hearing in
the matter has been set for April 10
the Willamette Valley Lumber com- f ne hall below, where the mark was
pany are co-operating in the installa- not found until after the body of the
tion of a tandem compound pump for man had been removed. ' '
fire protection about the two plants. Mrs. Hillman in the ineantime rah
A large pump, with a capacity of down stairs and the infuriated man,
12,000 gallons of water a minute, will breaking awav from the girl's grasp,
be set directly between the electric fired one shot at the fleeing woman
power plant and the lumber mill and fmm the stairwav and missed. She
will, in case of fire, pump water from rftu ;nt0 the "den" to the right of
the mill pond. The lumber company the hall and Hillman fired again from
and the power company are building the hallway at the foot of the stains,
water lines about their plants and fi, hnllet nassing through the wo-
will be perfectly equipped to care for man'g right arm, as it was thrown
any fire hazard that may present it- protectingly across her face, passing
seu, into her brain above me .rient, eye.
ci, ,lierl inntantlv.f AoDarentlv .with.
High School Play. I t. mm-inn- a sten. Hillman then turn-
On Friday evening the Perrydale ,a the mm against his own temple
uramanc cmo win stage, unner me an(j fired the last shell. The top or
auspices of the Dallas high school, a nja head was blown away.
play entitled "The Fenton Ghost,'' The storv connecting the former
or -xier iwin, ac me nign scnooi wife 0f Hillman With tbe anair comes
assembly room. This play was writ' tmm Seattle, the home of the Hill
ten by Mrs. J. P. Caldwell of Perry mana prior to their coming to Polk
dale, and is pronounced by all who mmtv. ' According to Mrs. Hillman
nave neara n a most ciever ana up-to- No. 1, the presence or Hillman s son
date production. Music will be fur- by his former wife in the home is re
rushed by Perrydale's nine-piece or- gponsibleor the tragedy. The dis
chestra and special numbers will be patch says: "A fellow passenger who
rendered between acts. The cast of ,, with the first Mrs. Hillman from
characters follows: Mr. renton, iay rjanver to Portland brought to Se-
Morrison; Mrs. Fenton, Winnie Row- .hIo today the story told by her. Mrs.
land; Ava Fenton, Clara Letteken; Hillman. according to her story, was
Howard Fenton (his twin brother), divorced from Hillman in Chicago
ban Morrison; reggy Marsh, riazei three years ago, and was given the
Rowland; Frank Dewar, Ross Jen- custody of their three children, two
nings; Anna (maid at the Fenton 's), piria and bov. A few months ago
Otella Friar. Mrs. Hillman wrote to her former
hnohnn vahn hfiii vfivnurrw.n Ann come
Prisoners May Have Feed. .f !,:, i,;m if h. wmilM not tflke
d:iim Tit i. e Al I ' " . .
mu uiuira, cuaJiunou kjx. iuc fL. k nnj nro fnr him. Hi man
Knights of Pythias committee to look as8ented and the child was sent to its
arter the unrortunates at l .nnstmai father in Amitv. That the boy prov-
time, has requested bhenff Orr to ed a fly in the domestic ointment of
permit tbe prisoners to take dinner ,1.. Hillmon hmieehoM and led to
at the Gail hotel on Christmas day, nuarreis wi,ich culminated in the dou-
""'6" hie tragedy is Mrs. nillman's oenei.
which have joined in extending chan- wMrs Hillman is on her way to
ty to the needy at the Yuletide seas- Amity to take ch(ir?e 0 the body of
win ue aequieHirea 111, a aepuiy
the shentt s omce to accompany rrrel There's a Differel
prisoners. Mr8, Gajt gat in a daisftfe and u'
to service to intercede in any sort of
rnbor disputes." So said George A.
gon National Guard, in answering a t year s a result of action taken
communication -received from the of- ft the meeting of the city . council
cials of the Pacific Defense league, a ' JiL Ti. f- ' rPi
o i.:i.. :...j.r!r gested that if enough property own-
hoU in Rm f Tt fll. ers desired to build sidewalk it eould
sire of the offlcersif ' the defense Ranged tobnng them within the
league to determine what stand the P"81??8 'the 'bonding act; hat
National Guard of this state would t would. W to emp!?r thf' ""i1.0
tlro ,,nnn h. nMH fK 1 in. OOnSHTlCHOn- oi. sioewaiKS,. i 1U!
emphatic'statement of ' Adjutant-Gen-1 8?,8'io" was adopted, by. -the coun-
eral White is the answer to the query. " S"Q ? property-owners: who,
The Pacific Defense leamm en- for .fln.anolsl or ther reasons, have
deavored to gain positive expressions not uilt necessary cement sidewalks
from all the state military organiza- ?,Bn. "ease tneir - worry ana sigrury
tion- ' . their intention to the city auditor and
A;t.tnoi Ttn,. .:j h..- the walks will be built, with the prop-
mo men in the service of the Oregon fH owners oniing under the bond
National Guard enlisted with a view ln f- A" t1?086 ??1S ,to'ake
to doing federal defense work purely. a?van ot thl8 act ,m, the building
and the sentiment among the officers 0f,f "K! are 1uesla Dy lnco,un"
and the members of the guard is op- ciH to leave th4fr 5amesua"? he
posed to taking anv part in labor dis- am("t o Jk they de8ire bullt
putes. The Pacific Defense league the fcity auditor as soon as possible,
will endeavor to discover if there will Councilman Knight reported on the
not be some means of gaining legis- PP8e" installation or. new stree
lative action wherebv the National llghts.', 8even in numtar, - which will
Guards of the countrv will have as ?08I tne "" a a"ditionai an
their sole dutv national dfifnfl Th ?ually for maintenance. Manager
San Francisco Labor council has in, Martin of the Oregon Powef company
dorsed the state militia, and it is ex- attenaea tne meeting to mscuss mat
nected that further cnnerntmn h.. ters of street lighting with the COun-
f.i,. oj ti,. Li cil. All. bills were allowed last even-
izations will be effected through the i.ng' inclu.dinS that coyering rental
i a i w i tow r in inrv nnmn vninn nan rMin
detense eague. ZtLi ti
'An Interesting Address. ' authorizing the support of the Dallas
,. ,. . oana, ana two aumorizing ine issu-
Mrs. George Gerlingcr of this city f hnn fnr th tiW inmmvA.
iQucuiiv uciivvicu UU lIllUruailUK- Ml- nwnt wnrir hoi haa hun in tK
dress before the students of the Nor- city during the past year, were read
rnal school, taking for her theme, for the first time. . twenty-five dol
.u.11;? Z, H5her Ed?tion-" Of iars were allowed to-Mr. Bickard for
the talk Tbe Monmouth Herald says : damages to his autbmobile when he
wjiuuper, ueyona a aount., ran into an unguarded excavation on
RURAL SCHOOL SYSTEM
IS ATTRACTING ATTENTION OF
OTHER STATES' EDUCATORS.
Rural School Exhibit at Panama Ex
position Has Been Studied by ,
World's Teachers, -
th fimt half of the Armvsind Naw
Preparing for Polk's Exhibit. fWrmll nm. before moving to cov-
Mrs. Winnie Braden went to Salem Saturday last, and the fact is
this morning to decorate tables for heralded to the world. But there was
the r"olk county exhibit at the Corn nothing extraordinary about it. a
snow, ana urges toe larmers or mis org. Starbuck and Staats, Tracj
bailiwick to get their samples to her Staats, Al Snyder and fifteen him-
there by noon tomorrow. The show
will be held on State street, between
Commercial and Front. Attractive
cash prizes are offered for various
varieties of corn.
Cornel Takes Dinner In Jail
A miscarriage in the intentions of
his brother made it necessary for S.
H. Cornell to enjoy his Thanksgiving
Big Guard Visits Dallas.
- Will Snyder, the big 195-pound
guard of the Oregon University foot
ball squad, was in Dallas several
hoars Saturday visiting relati.es
and friends, while on his way to Eu
gene after the Oregon-Multnomah
Thanksgiving game. Will has been
picked as a guard on an all star
northwestern eleven by Varnell of
Court Meets Tomorrow.
The county court will meet in reg
ular monthly session tomorrow, at
which time the annual, budget will
receive attention- from the commis
sioners. Other important business will
also come before the governing body.
Divorce Decree Granted.
N. Norton was on Saturday grant
ed a divorce from his wife, Nellie
Norton, the complainant charging
abusive treatment The wife did not
appear. Tbe parties reside at Monmouth.
dred bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked maids,
matrons and widows sat through the
Oregon-Aggie game in a steady down
pour and not a word was said about
it. Perhaps the difference is that
none of the Oregonians are going to
marry . the president and were not
afraid of taking cold.
Plant Open to Public.
The Oregon Power company, whose
plant in this city is one of the most
complete on this coast, will keep
open-house at its generating statiop
throughout electrical prosperity week.
From an educational standpoint an
inspection of the plant cannot fail to
be of value. Expert guides will ac
company visitors through station.
Degree Team Here Tonight.
A degree team from Salem will
visit the Dallas Woodmen of the
World camp tonight and exemplify,
the work before a large attendance
from the local membership.
showed not several but many reasons TJglow avenue late last summer. Upon
wny college training benefits; she de- suggestion of the mayor the purchase
clared herself first for the schools and 0f 300 feet of hose for street clean
colleges of Oregon; and showed in nur ., . ...thnrizsn1 hv. rh
tnerous instances the definite contrib- Uonncil, and the auditor will take up
..ug- -wuira mifur .irmiuug the item of trucks for this hose and
rosters. .verye-ne felt a new desiroUert at a jater, mwtn(, , This ao-
10 continue study and work in order t; m.n th.f iu. urf--in
to achieve these splendid things. Mrs, k flehAri f-m , hvtrant. na-r
. mraesuos up-- year, and thereby rendered more clean
or Y,uum niuueiua ua lacuuy mm- than is at present possible.
Heard with mnnh nlAnanrA ." -. a 1 .1.-1. ; j 1.
a prtijjusai timi, reiwiveu uiucu at
tention last evening, being finally re-
B-auwo MAtuitiij imtrnvv tiaLHHl ferred to -the street committee, was
,. ' "" " t - that of tbe Oregon-Portland Cement
jjumoOT riii iumomj, ana noon company through its local engineer, 8.
.: j.uiu an jusimo. . - m. Taylor. The company would tur-
At a recent meeting of the West nish rock to the city, in all of three
Coast Lumber Manufacturers' asso-1 sizes, F. O. B. cars, Dallas, at $1.05
ciation it was clearly shown that the a cubic ' yard. This is considerably
lumber industry is rapidly improving, less than tbe same rock costs at pres-
and that better times are' assured, ent, but the company has an inter-
i acts brought out at the meeting in- esting attachment to - its proposal
eluded: That drop siding has ad- This price is contingent upon its abil-
vanced $5 within the last few weeks, ity .to purchase at half the original
and orders have even been turne enst price, the city 'a rock crusher and
down at that figure, which is within all equipment. ' The idea interests the
50 cents of the 1912 price; stocks on I council, but no action can be taken
hand at ns mills reporting for thisruntil tbe street committee reports
year, iyi4 and laii, show decreases back-
over last year at November 1 at from
of) to 50 per cent in nearly every f Monmonth Defeats Dallas,
1ZFZ la, ZVT" . Two fast and exciting games of has-
.w Ketbgj! were p!aed at Monmouth
tical grain flooring, 1 by 4 inch, have V-j. ii. .ti. r ,
increased until they are now aboHt Li,i ,..: t- i, lS,
ii ;k tun. iqii -j . 8chot1 jrymnasium. In the game be-
: , """"" tween Dallas high school second team
lusiaui-co nueau. -A f .,,v, lji, .i,i .j
team the home boys were victors over
score of 12 to 15.
kk. nll. M,tw;af JUiVi. ,n me secona game Between miens
uvuuuiuh v,u i v. i n - it' ,. l : i i i a i j n
,r u- I vum uiu hvuuui u rut ueaiu mm mun-v-
lue V L u i a i i
JHUUOVOI DOUUI AMslDm. I , .
-At the first quarterly confetffc of i" " . ,BUU V ,
tt Vj . . . . ..' mouth high school first team the home
Qe0I? Bennett was volimtanlj . " . ... . . ,m .
raised $200 per year as an apprecia
tion of the excellent work he is ac
complishing in this parish. Presid
ing Elder T. B. Ford, after having
listened to the various reports, stated
that the Dallas church had shown
boys showed the value of team work
and long practice by defeating the
visitors 35 to 5.
Republicans May Meet Soon.
D. M. Hampton, chairman of Co'in-
tr D.iuiiitiiM n i -m,:t :u
remarkable progress during Mr. Ben-1 n.ii.. .p.';ii.
nett's pastorate, and I that the present locaj repubiiean, nmve to holding
report was the best within his dis
trict for the quarter.
Births and Deaths.
The report of the state board of
health for the year ending December
.-II, 1914, has just been issued. It
gives the number of births in Polk
county for the twelvemonth at 130
males and 12s females, while there
were 113 deaths. Seven deaths were
caused by cancer, one by diphtheria,
five by tuberculosis.
Mill Closes for Repairs.
For tbe first time in a year the
large sawmill plant of the Willamette
Valley Lumber company, closed for
a Tew days for repairs. Probably no
sawmill plant in tbe state bas a bet
ter record for continuous operation
than the "old reliable."
Will Aid Armenians.
Tbe woman 's board of missions of
the Monmouth Christian church will
give an entertainment December 3.
The proceeds will go to the persecute la gift for Mrs. Johnson.
ed Armenians in Turkey.
Parrot Travels Far.
.Mrs. T. T. Nicolas of Devonshire,
England, who is a guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. Wynne Johnson, brought
with her a much traveled parrot as
'bss traveled about 35,000 miles, first
a meeting of the committee during
the present month, the purpose of
which is to outline a plan of action
for the approaching campaign. It
is probable that Saturday, December
18, will be selected as the date, that
being tbe next regular monthly sales
day, the last Saturday of the month
being Lhnstmas day.
Make a Bit Drive.
The Spaulding Logging company
has just finished making a run of two
million feet of logs from tbe Upper
Luckiamute to the month of that
stream near Boena Vista, from which
point they will be towed to Salem by
tbe steamers City of Eugene and Grey
Eagle. Another crew of men is en-
gsged in making another drive down
the same stream.
High to Give Play.
The students of the junior and sen
ior classes of tbe Monmouth high
school will present a play, "The
Freshman," ea Deeember 2. The
proceeds are to ge as a payment oa
the new piano that tbe students pur
chased last year.
(By J. A. Churchill)
That the people living m the rural
districts of Oregon care more for
their schools, are working harder to
give their boys and girls a practical
education; and have made a greater
advance than any other state, is clear
ly proved by tbe reception which , has
been given the rural school, exhibit
at the Panama-Pacific i International
exposition..-. . .. s- ,.:;
At the request of the National Bur
eau of Education, the Oreg State
Department or. Education prepared
for the educational Dalace an exhibit
showing the strongest features pit Ae
rural schools of Oregon; namely, the
standard plan, ; the Boys ' and Girl 's
Club -Work and the Playground move
ment. As the rules of the Education
al building would not permit chil-.
dren's work to be exhibited, the sys
tem was shown by means of charts r
and photographs. -Inje official bul
letin of the Bureau ofTfitucation, they
are mentioned as "unusually attrac
tive colored views, illustrating rural
school work. "
More than 2,000 of the leading ed
ucators representing all the states,""-,
and many foreign countries have - J
made a caretul study of the Uregon '
exhibit with the purpose of adopting
some part of it. Three counties of
California have adopted our standard
school plan absolutely, and through
the local press of their counties, the
educational leaders have given Ore
gon credit for helping them. W. E.
Cole, chairman of the Educational
Committee of the Farm Bureau for
Napa county, California, in a letter
of appreciation, says after telling of
a meeting of their county education
al officials, ','A standard school was
adopted after tbe Oregon plan. . , We
have kept the local press informed of
our work. No doubt every county in
California having a farm adviser will
very shortly follow our lead."- At the
anual teachers' institute of Monterey
county,, the county , superintendent,
George . Schultzburg, brought ,the
teachers to the Oregon exhibit, and
in speaking to them said: , "I want
all of you teachers to see what won
derful work Oregon is doing in ,her
rural schools. Their standard school
plan is just what we need- in our .
county. ' ' The -teachers at once voted
to adopt the Oregon , plan,- and the
Oregon standard card is now in every
rural school, in Monterey county.
Superintendent Harriett S. Lee of
Yolo county, writes: "I am now
working to make your standard school
plan to nt xolo county, and I wish
to thank you for the many excellent
pamphlets and cards I have received
through the medium of your delight
ful reperesentative at the Panama
Pacific Exposition." .
Of the club work, it is conceded
that no other state bas the work so
well organized. ,The local and county
school fairs with the club winners'
work shown at the state fair, making
a logical culmination of the year's
work, the organizing and directing of
the wdrk by the state school superin
tendent with the expert bulletins pre
pared by the State Agricultural col
lege for the children, telling them how
to select seed and to do their work,
are features which are raising the
club work of Oregon boys and girls
to a high stsndard. The judges at tho
State fair this year declared that the
corn exhibited by the fooys was fully
one hundred per cent better than last
year, while the vegetables and otlief
products were a much biglier grade
than ever before.
Hundreds of requests have coma
from all parts of the United States
for the Recreation manual, issued oy
the State Department of Education,
and every playground expert pro
nounces it to be the best one publish
ed. Every teacher in Oregon is fur
nished with a copy of this manual and
the attention given this problem in
Oregon during the psst two years is
developing a happier, healthier lot of
Commissioners from a number of
the foreign countries have sent their
secretaries to tbe Oregon educational
exhibit with instructions to copy ev
ery chart shown in order that they
may have the material for a special
report to their countries on rural
What tbe county and eity superin
tendent of other states say of - cur
work is well summarized by G. E.
Wolfing, superintendent of vocation
al education, Gary, Indiana, who said:
"In Oregon, through your stan
dard for rural schools, your Bovs' and
Girls' Industrial clubs and your play
grounds, yon are doing a work equil
to that which the federal government
is doing for the schools in the Phil
ippine Islands, and this work is at
tracting the attention of educators in
all parts of tbe world."
H. W. Wayne of Corrallis spent
Sunday in Dallas.