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THE FOLK COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1915.
Polk County News lets
from Various Sources
jl utoknown person who evidently
enjoys piscatorial amusement, adver
tises if Tne Monmouth Herald the
loss of a flshbasket and two can of
salmon eggs between Monmouth,
Bridgeport and Fulls City. This par
ty is evidently not aware that the
fishing streams of Polk county have
been closed since last mid-summer.
John Clifford has moved from the
Campbell place in Oakdale to a place
near Pioneer. ,
With the high wind of last week
the roof of the Edwards warehouse
Pedee was blown off, exposing 1200
bushels of giain to the rain. . Men
from the community gathered, and
within a few hours the ,damage was
The city of Monmouth purposes
raising $2,250 for conducting admin
istration affairs next year. The as
sessed valuation of taxable property
: is mxm. .
There is a petition before the Mon
mouth city council praying for more
Mrs. Martha - Moreland of Mon
month is suffering from a sprained
knee, the result of a recent fall.
Miss Lillian Jeffrie has accepted
the position in the Airlie school, made
vacant by the death of Miss Orrie
The Espee company will put in a Y
at Airlie to connect with the Valley
Special services were held at the
Ballston Methodist Episcopal church
last Sunday afternoon.
Leonard Mann and family have
moved Irom West Salem to Grand
Miss Ethel Williams of Salem
preaches at West Salem every Thurs
The friends and neighbors of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Girth of West Sa
lem recently tendered them a very
pleasant " surprise. "
D. C. Walker, who recently sold his
business nt Buell, has purchased the
r. fi. Johnson book store in Mon
month, and will take possession this
Gordon Bowman has bought the
George Sullivan livery stable at Mon
mouith. Sullivan may engage in bus
iness in Tillamook.
A Buena Vista corespondent says
the island of 200 acres near the mouth
of the Santiam will be used as a pep
There is talk of building and oper
ating a cheese factory at Buena Vista.
Little Othal, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eston Bevens of Buena Vista,
recently celebrated the anniversary of
her "birth by entertaining relatives
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Chase, who
have a homestead in Lake county, will
spend the winter with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Guthrie
W, S. Bedient, aged 87, died at the
hcMi of his son Harvey, one mile
north of Falls City, early last week.
He was a native of New York.
This is how C. L. Fitchard got the
best of an Independence dentist while
having tooth crowned with gold. He
simply toughed and swallowed the
. precious metal.
The Methodist ladies of Indepen
dence will hold a bazaar on December
E. G. White, Mrs. I. O. Singleton
and Mrs. Will Hinshaw have been
named judges of the election, which
is to be held at Falls City next Mon
day. Mary Hammond and Mrs. Mary
Bennett will act is clerks. Three
councilmen will be elected.
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County School Superintendent Sey
mour reports numerous improvements
among the rural schools ot ihe coun
ty, which includes the fJlowing in
addition to those given in' these col
umns last Friday,
Lincoln The Lincoln school is pro
gressing nicely, and under Mis.
Clark's guidance, the children have
purchased an oil stove and are now
serving warm lunches at the noon
hour. Another school that is work
ing for the best health of the chil
dren. The teacher and pupils have
-also raised the money and purchased
material for curtains and curtain rods
and have made the euriains and put
them up at their windows. This is
a great improvement in the appear
ance of the room.
North Dallas The North Dallas
school board have oiled the floors in
She building and tlxed the whole
building up in excellent condition.
Enterprise The Enterprise people
have made plane to build a new horse
shed in the near futuie so that they
may be able to attend tile Parent
Teachers' associations, etc.. at the
school house and still have their
Sunnyslop The school board at ;
tbe Sunnyslope srnool nas jusi nan a
well drilled. This is a great eonveni
enc. as it was necessary heretofore
to carry the water quite a distance.
Oakdale A good live Parent
Teachers' association has been organ -
lzea oere ana r i
good will be derived from this asso-j
MeCov The school board at Mc
Coy have painted their building in
There was a basket dinner in
school district 54, Gilliam, on Thanks
giving day, in which many from that
Messrs. Evans, Culver and Reese,
loggers on the William Patterson
place near Eola, took an involuntary
bath the other day while riding a
Williams & Holman of Eola have
told and shipped three Cftrloads of
Harry Thacker of Eola sold two
turkeys to Salem parties, one weigh
ing 30 and the other 17 pounds.
The Eola Parent-Teacher associa
tion held a cake and pie social Sat
urday night. There was also a pro
gram. I He proceeds go to a Christ
Mi's. Horr of Monmouth, who re
cently suffered a partial stroke of
paralysis, is recovering from the af
fliction. Miss Myra H. Butler of the Normal
faculty, has gone to New England on
West Salem boasts of the finest
band in the county, outside of Dal
las. W. ('. rleise is musical director.
A. H. Dennett of Crowley shipped
turkeys to Seattle before Thanksgiv
ing. Harley Bly having resigned the di
rectorship of the school at Crowley,
Mr. Hamilton has been elected to suc
' The monthly meeting of the Air-
lie Parent-Teacher association was
held Friday afternoon. The pupils
rendered a pleasing program. .
The railroad camp near Joe Rob
ertson s place at rir Grove has dis
continued work temporarily.
The latest thing by way of enter-
tninment is the' Jitney supper. The
Ballston Women of Woodcraft intro
duced it there.
. Leo. Opctz, while playing on the
Fern school grounds, slipped and fell,
fracturing a bone in the leg. I
John McLean, after spending a
year on a homestead in Canada, has
returned to Polk county, and is at
present with his brother Allen of
Gooseneck. He says Oregon is good
enough for him.
Believing that there should be eight
months of school, and to make their
school meet standardization require
ments, the people of Buell met last
night to make arrangements to that
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. Stewart have
returned to Buell from their wedding
trip, and George is now sizing up his
Gooseneck now has a Parent-teach
er association with Miss Mehrling as
president: Mrs. Porter vice-president,
and Mrs. Bartlett secretary, all ac-i
The East Harmony Sewing circle
met with Mrs. Guy Syron last Thurs
day. There was a Thanksgiving supiier
held at J. L. Fink's prune dryer, Har
mony district, last Thursday.
The W. U. T. V. ot Halls City is
meeting with Mrs. Jennie lobb at
that place today, if the News is to be
relied upon for information.
from a grammatical standpoint the
Falls City News has very materially
improved since the high school stu
dents took over the editorial manage
ment of the paper. From a news
standpoint, however, there is some
thing lacking. The most important
item of last week was, "Mumps are
Mr. Crocker or the rails lity dis
trict will plant a considerable area
to walnuts during the winter.
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side and oiled the floors and flxed the
building up in excellent condition in
every respect. A new school spirit
is being manifested here.
Greenwood The school hoard at
Greenwood is having a well drilled,
which is much needed.
Guthrie The Guthrie school is
planning to hold a Thanksgiving din
ner at the school house with all pa
trons of the school in attendance. They
have been doing this for several years
and it has always proved a great suc
cess. Black Rock The Black Rock school
dedicated their new building on No
vember 13th with Assistant State Su
perintendent E. F. Caileton and Su
perintendent Seymour present. A
good program was tendered with an
excellent attendance of parents and
friends of the school. They have a
good, live working bunch at Black
Rock and a strong Industrial club.
Pioneer The Pioneer school has
purchased a new organ and a well has
been drilled recently and a pump
placed in it. We will surely see some
good results from these improvements.
l.,.,niaiiiviw The Parent-Teach
ers' association at Mountainview is
getting into the work in earnest, At
the last meeting. Professor J. B. Hor
. ih. HAP rave an illustrate.)
lecture, which was greatly appreciated
by fall. More Parent-Teachers' as
sociations should take advantage of
Vitletoe The Parent-Teachers' as
sociation at Mistletoe has been doing
some ve:y good work. At one of the
recent meetings, tney '- uk
the subject of Industrial work and
If r i nffiii. nr ih. n A. C ran
them a talk on this work. These peo
ple are alive to the benefits the chil
dren are deriving from- this work.
Fern The pupils and patrons of
the fern school gave a basket social
during this month at which they
cleared a good sum of money which
is to be used for the benefit of the
school. One of the best schools of the
county is located at Fern.
Orchardsview The Parent-Teach
ers' association at Orchardsview are
working this year with the plan of
placing more shrubbery around their
school grounds and also to build a
new play shed. Ihey are spreadm;
out and endeavoring to have the as
sociation reach all people in the . com
munity, as they have requested for
thenr next meeting, to have someone
from, the Oregon Agricultural college
give them a talk on the subject of
drainage. , This shows an enterprising
The library books tor the different
schools ai river in this office some time
ago and most of them have been dis
tributed.. If any district has not re
ceived its books, remember, they are
at the county superintendent's office
and either supervisor Parsons or Su
perintendent Seymour will deliver
them upon their visit to your school
or anyone from the district may drop
in and get them.
Bridgeport ihe Bridgeport people
are proud or the new ience that has
been built around the school grounds.
Lewisville The Lewisville school
has recently purchased and placed in
the building a new book case, thus
helping the appearance of the school
room and protecting the excellent
school libiary which they are accumu
lating. Valley View The Valley Viey peo
ple have started the erection of a
horse shed in place of the one which
was blown down last spring in a
wind storm. These people do not be
come discouraged easily, but just go
ahead and meet their difficulties by
getting right after them. These peo
ple the planning to hold a community
Thanksgiving dinner with all patrons
Orchards The people of the Or
chards school have voted to build a
play shed and work will be begun at
once on the new building. This is
something that we need in every
school in Polk county, as it rains
quite frequently in Oregon.
Airlie The Parent-leachers asso
ciation at Airlie is beginning work in.
dustnously and we predict tor them
some good meetings and some most
excellent results before the year is
over. The whole community is get
ting behind the movement started by
the high school boys for the play
shed or gyninasium and the Airlie
people will soon be enjoying tins
Perrydale Perrydale has organized
one ot the largest and most enthusi
astic Industrial clubs that we have in
the county and we predict some good
work for this club this year. The
Perrydale people are going after tlia
prize for booths for schools of from
two to five rooms and they will make
someone hustle if they beat them.
Butler The Butler children are en-.
tering into the club work and V era
Hussey has erected a one-bird house
Oakpoint The Oakpoint people
have re-organized their Parent-Teach
ers' association and elected Mir. Rex
as president and Miss Carrie Dahm
as secret ary. Their aim is to build
a new play shed. .
r.lkins The twins people are
mighty proud of their school build
ing since the addition has been com
pleted and the teachers are doing
some good work there with the chil
dren. They have a good, strong In
dustrial club and a live Parent-Teachers'
association and everybody is
working for the best interest of the
school and county.
Independence The Independence
people are getting into the school
work with a vim that has never been
shown before in this school. The Pa
cific club and Parent-Teachers' asso
ciation deserve the congratulations
and commendation of every person in
Polk county tor the way they went at
he "Go to School Day Piogram,"
as the Pacific club offered a picture
to the room in the town having the
greatest number of parents visiting
on that day. Mrs. Dalon's room won
this picture, the Parent-Teachers' as
sociation taking the matter up of re
ceiving and helping to entettain those
present. The Independence people are
building a large play shed tor the
public school children in order that
hey may have plenty ot out-door ex
Antioch The Antioch people have
erected the swings for the play ap
paratus and have also placed their
school room in excellent condition.
Brush College The Parent-Teach
ers' association at Bkush College have
held some very successful meetings
this year. These are the people who
do things. Everybody in the district
is behind the school and this is as it
West Salem The pupils of the
West Salem school are working for a
piano anil are endeavoring to raise the
money for this by giving entertain
ments, etc, by which method they ex
pect to raise enough to fully pay for
it. These pupils should have the en
couragement of all of the people at
Buell The Pasent-Teachers' asso
ciation at Buell is planning to have a
community Thanksgiving dinner and
they want all of the patrons in tbe
district to be present. This is one
way of getting co-operation of the
parents, school boards and t earners
that will count in tbe end.
Snrine Vallev Tbe Spring Valley
people are working for a new play
shed. Thev have oiled their floors and
repaired thek school building.
Harmony The Harmony people
have a good lire Parent-Teaeberi' as-
THE CITY IN BRIEF
Dr. Lowe, the well-known physical
eye specialist, says: Tbe price of
glasses gives title to them only, mass
es, without knowledge and service
back of them, are worth only the cost
of the raw material. .Your eyes are
worth more money than most of us
possess. Why take chances f Go
where service is first. He puts the
cream of more than 26 years' experi
ence into his glasses. Consult him
at Hotel Gail, Friday, December 10.
Independence Saturday, December 11,
to 4 o'clock only. Remember the
The basketball game which was to
have been played at Bethel on Thurs
day was postponed because of the
tragic affair which resulted in the
death of Mr. and Mrs. Hillman.
Lessons in voice, Miss Gertrude Ir
win, 321 Washington street. Phone
The Sterling Furniture company
frames pictures. 64-tf.
For Fire and automobile Insurance
see Chaa. Gregory, city hall 32-tf
Dr. C. L. Foster, dentist, City Bank
building, Dallas. 73-F.
The Sterling Furniture company
frames pictures.' 644f.
There Is more to hair cutting than
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C. W. Shultz.- 18-tf.
Dr. Kern pel, Chiropractor, 613 Church
Dr. Stone's Heave Drops cures
heaves. Price II, for sale by all drug
gists. Adv. 79-tf.
The Dallas Wood company Is ready
to furnish you with mill wood. Good
loads and good service. All wood cash
on delivery. Phone 492. 103-tf.
The Sterling Furniture company
frames pictures. 64-tf.
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sociation. which held a very success
ful meeting recentlv and their aim is
to have a new playshed.
Montgomery Ihe Montgomery
school is serving warm lunches. The
children are taking great interest in
this and it is something that every
rural school in the county should con
sider taking up. At least one hoi
drink should be served at eaeh noon
Hay meal without much extra work.
We want to congratulate the Mont
gomery people upon this work.
Electrical Prosperity Wee!;
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(List of Records)
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