Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, November 14, 1916, Image 1

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loi ' jt Win Scholarships to
A. 0. All to Get Achieve
ment Buttons. V
;y-aii young folks of roin
completed the industrial club
daring the past year. And of
iber 8 won scholar' in the
short coarse at ' on Ag-
iral college. All e . a 63 boys
iris, who are h ' Jt the ages
d 18. are .: J to aclneve-
1 buttons wLMi mid be famished
the etate s , erintendent's of
t a short time. The work each
as in o s of the 17 schemes out
by the eounty superintendent's
Superintendent Reynolds is
g upon parents the necessity of
taking an interest in the club
and encouraging the children.
b the showing made this year
one of the beet in the history of
work, there is room for still
ler improvement and it is hoped
next year the number of con-
Ms will be greatly increased.
plowing is tiie list of complet
knembera for 1916:
Innr ene Peterson, Parker, Ore.
wli.'a Fanning, Amity, R. 2, Ore.
fene Lewis, Riekreall, R. 2.
lie Sehronk, Liclepbndence, R
la Wineland, Ballston.
ertha Zielesch', Parker, R. 2.
.."ay da Filter, Monmouth.
Tary F'.;e, Monmouth.
ty I ,Donald, Dallas.
sie Suhrunk, Independence, R. 2.
Sldred Edgar, Riekreall, R. 2.
fester Keeney, Ci."., R, 1.
ie Smith, Dt" I, R. 1.
leanor Port ,d, Monmouth.
cssie Keyt, 1 .ninouth.
jsth. C ' tan, Uonmouth," R. 1.
frith I erle, Dallas, R. 1.
pinna . clesch; Parker, R. 2.
folds I jvens, Airlie, R. 1.
lae I ee, Falls City.
I - ?d, I-i"ndenee, R. 2.
iifll)Q, ...uii...outh.
arsell, Monmouth,
e, Airlie, R. 1. 1
Wiebe, Dallas, R. 1.
L. liields, Riekreall, R. 2.
Kron, Salem, R. 1.
1c i Fanning, Amity, R. 2.
V ft Benton, Falls City.
it Friesen, Eallas.
: ,'i Guyer, irlie.
t Jaeger, f "jm, R. 1.
! i Shaw, I '.-'"
HuffmiJ, LirVi-eall, R. 1,
.wthy Johnson, 'Ait-lie..
wsie Buell, Salem, R. 1.
va Conner, Sheridan, R. 1.
"Ja Smith, Dallas, R. 1.
atie Peters, Riekreall, R. 1.
enevieve Tribblo, Dallas.
Iva Harris, Balaton,
fellie Allen, Dallas.
5". -eta Wood, West Salem,
as. He Pet"-on, Parker.
tor ine NI dson, Independence,
'leone Kurts, illas, R. 1.
'epehdenee, R. 2.
Independence, R. 2
iridan, R.- 1.
finnie Ketney, Dallas, R. 1.
farold Reynolds, Independence, R.
afternoon. Sentiment of that grange
was decidedly favorable to the em
ployment of a county agent, but it
was decided before voting on submit
ting the matter to the county court
for inclusion in the 1917 budget to
get more thorough information about
tha duties of suoh an official and the
benefits to be derived.
The Pomona grange, which meets
tomorrow in McCoy, will also take
np the matter.
Several prominent farmers have re
cently expressed an interest in. the
movement and it is believed that with
the granges now seriously considering
the employment, or an agent, ithe
matter will be brought to the atten
tion of the county court in the near
ilma Wells, I
ouise Leonai
fernice Ulric;.
Sessie Blair,
:aleigh Kddleton. Dallas, R. L
eorge E.erle, Dallas, R. 1.
lussell A; ,ip, Dallas, R. 1.
rern Alsip, Dallas. R. 1.
Idwin Bmwn, Dallas, R. 1.
lbert T'Uke, Independence,
irville Erobree, Airlie.
renry A'Mp, Dullns, R. 1.
amnel Vail, Dxllas, R. 1.
sol Brown, Dallas, R. 1.
'rank Longhnry, Monmouth, R. 1.
romer Bnrsell, Monmouth,
ndrew TTuffman. Riekreall.
lobert Henkle, Monmouth.
Lieutenant Colonel John L. May May
Be Elected.
In Portland tomorrow either in per
son or by mailed ballot the company
commanders and majors or the llnrd
Oregon Infantry will elect a colonel to
succeed Colonel Clenard McLaughlin,
returned to active Bervice. Lieuten
ant Colonel John L. May of Portland
may 'be advanced to the position
However, if they choose, the members
of the election body niny ask that a
regular United States army officer be
assigned to the command This has
been done in the preceding two elec
tions. Colonel U. G. McAlexander, U.
S. A., on detail with the Oregon Na
tional Guard, is mentioned in this con
nection. Captain Conrad Stafrin of
Company L will not be able to attend
the meeting but will mail his ballot
Five Amendments Carry in Polk; Six
Are Defeated Electors Favor
'Bone-Dry' Prohibition." '
Rifle Club Meets Tonight.
A meeting of the La Creole Rifle
club will be held at the court house
tonight beginning at 7:30. It is hoped
that some definite action will be tak
en toward the acquisition of a rifle
range. At the club shoot last Friday
night H. Al Webster made the high
score of 50, closely followed by H
Wl Stump and E. 0. Cosper with 49
each. .
Churches, Lodges, Civic Bodies and
Citizens Will Be Asked To Co
operate In Entertainment.
If the hopes of several Dallas peo
ple are fulfilled a community Christ
mas celebration will be held in the
armory Christmas afternoon. To this
end pastors of the city's churches
members of the Woman's club, and
members and officers of civic bodies
are now at work. Outside of one
definite aim, a joint Christmas after
noon celebration, no certain plans
have been made.
However, the suggested ideas in
clude a community sing, a giant.
lighted Christmas tree, systematic
Christmas giving, an entertainment
by adults for the children at the af
ternoon celebration, and the distri
bution of small gifts among the chil
dren attending the entertainment.
Dallas is not the pioneer, even in
Oregon, for community Christmas eel
ebrations. Eugene and Portland have
bad snch entertainments. California
cities have outdoor Christmas festiv
ities but the uncertain Oregon weath
er does not permit an out-door en
Monmouth Constable Ob'ects To Pe
culiar Automobile DrMn.
R. C. Vincent and J. R. Alexander
of McCov were fined $6 by Judge
Walter Brown of Monmouth for be
ne drunk and disorderly Tuesday
night. In the Vincent machine, the
Tripls Tie Yt in District 6. two men esayed a ride on Monmout'i
. A. Butterick, H. G. Keyt and i uncompleted streets. After leavins
rim Brachter tied with four votes j -he court the men started north from
i for constable of district sir i Monrrooth but ditched their ear.
nty Clerk Robinson is in doubt T,,n Hber and Pent Ta-'-eron re
o bow the qnMtion would be He-1 "" them from their predicament
d and his written the men. Twl ""J assisted them in getting- a Da!!n
es of all three were written in, g"i"e rrn to 'om to tbeir "sif
er those of Fred Hebdinff nl "nee. Alexander said that it wa
Official return of the Polk county
vote cut the Hughes' lead from 66
to 60. The change was mode be
cause of tfhe count of the votes of
the Pedee district whose return sheet
was accidentally sealed in the ballot
box. Of the amendments Polk gave
a favorable vote to the single item
veto, prohibition, rural credits, ship
tax exemption and tax limitation. The
repeal of the Sunday closing law,, the
brewers, the negro suffrage, the full
tax rental, the Pendleton normal, and
the vaccination amendments were de
feated. The official county follows:
Presddenbr-Hughes, 2904; Wilson
3844; Hlanley, 124; Benson, 190; Em-
mett Callahan, 4.
Representative In Congress W. C.
Hawley, Republican, 3107; Richards,
Socialist, 272; Mark V. Weatherford,
Democrat, 2172.
Secretary of State E. L. Cannon
Socialist, 432; Ben W. Olcott, Repub
lican-Democrat-Progressive, 4737.
Justice, Supreme Court C. J.
Bright, Prohibitionist, 861 ; George H.
Burnett, Republican, 3797; J. E. Hos
mer, Socialist, 476; Frank A. Moore,
Republican, 2692; Turner Oliver
Democrat, 1774.
Dairy and Food Commissioner
Donald W, McKinnon, Socialist, 386;
John D. Mickje, Republican-Demo-crat-Progresive,
3760; A. G. Rempel,
Prohibitionist, 1067.
Public Service Commissioner Fred
G Buchtel, RepuWican-Progressive;
3201; E. L. Van Dresar, Democrat,
Representative, 11th District Con
rad Stafrin, 4021.
Representative, 12th District-
Chria Christenscn, Socialist, 538,; W.
V. Fuller, 3870. ,
District Attorney E. K. - -Pisseoki
3593; Walter L. Tooze, Jr., 2493.
County Sheriff John W. Orr, 4705.
County Clerk Fred J. Holman
2446, Asa B. Robinson, Jr., 2919.
County Treasurei" Willis Simon-
ton, 2455; A. V. R. Snyder, 2677.
County Assessor Carl B. Fenton,
2415; C. S. Graves, 2880.
County School Superintendent
Fred S. Crowley, 2935; Almeda J.
Fuller, 2601.
County Survevor- Homer A. Robb
2344; Sanford B. Tavlor, 2492.
Connty Coroner Robert L. Chap
man, 4587.
Ciunty Commissionei- John S. Bo-
hnnnon. Democrat, 2110; O. E. Den
nis, Prohibition, 411 ; Moses Man-
ston, Republican, 2960.
Justice of Peace District one
Henry Butler, 64: Holt Stockton. 39.
District five, R W. Baker, 735; John
O. Mcintosh, 652.
Constable District one, George
Patterson, one; William Brook, 33;
J. O. Sedhrist. 21. District two.
James Imlah, 408. District three, J.
S. Ashbaugh, 1258. District four, G.
L. McMurphv. 640. District five. J.
H. Moran, 1228. District six. J. A.
niitteriek, 4; H. O. Keyt, 4; Charles
Rrnteher, 4; Fred Hebding, 2; Joe
Frinr, 2.
Single Item Veto Yes, 3379; No,
Shin Tax Exemption Yes, 2423;
No. 1880.
Negro and Mulatto Suffrage Yes,
2145; No. 2650.
Full Rental Land Tax Yes, 827;
No. 3864.
Pendleton Normal School Yes,
1826; No, 3301.
Anti-ComnuNorv Vaccination Yes,
2100; No. 25.r)
Repealing Sunday Closing Yes
'?468; No, 2722.
Permitting Miniifaeture and Sale
of Liquor Yes. 174; No. 3522.
Prohibition Ve. 2928: No. 2361.
Rural Credits Ves. 2674: No. 1920
Tnr Limitation Yes, 2276; No
Delinquent List This Year Less Than
Last. Polk Office Help Smaller
Than Other Counties.
Work on the tabnlation of the col
lection of the 1915 tax collections was
finished this morning by Deputy Sher
iffs T. B. Hooker and J. E. Richter.
The delinquent list this year is $17,
700.40, aproximately $12,000 less than
last year. This does -not include
$13,941.17 in the disputed O. & O.
land grant tax roll. The collectible
taxes for this county are $383,183.98.
Of this amount $351,542.41 in princi
pal and $1,082.91, in interest, has been
collected, segregated and tabulated
by the deputy sheriffs.
Since August 21, when the payment
.of the second half of the 1915 taxes
started, $146,237.50, principal, and
$808.55, interest, has been handled by
the two men. Besides this work, the
deputy sheriffs have been called upon
for special work at the October term
of court and during last week's elec
tion as well as one week spent on the
preparation of the O. and C. land
grant rail and the mailing of 4,000
postal cards notifying property own
ers that the second half of the tax
was due and payable.
"I am pleased with the way in
which Mr. Hooker and Mr. Richter
handled the tax work," said Sheriff
Orr this morning. "In the division
of the work in the office I take care
of the legal work and they handle the
tax department. To the duties inci
dent to the tax collection these men
this year, have had to segregate the
taxes, something that the assessor
used to do and what the assessors in
every county I know of, excepting
Multnomah and Polk, do."
from fifty one hundredths for Yam
hill county to ninety-three one .hun
dredths for Lincoln county.
Following are the figures for 1916
and 1915, the first figure following
the county being for this year:
Baker, .75, .76; Benton, .62, .65;
Clackamas, .58, .58; Clatsop, .58, .58;
Columbia, .60, .77; Coos, .66, .67;
Crook, .53, .53; Curry, .86; .86; Doug
las, .73, .74; .Gilliam, .78, .76; Grant,
.bo, .64; Harney, .65, .65; Hood Riv
er .64, .68; Jackson, .62, .65; Joseph
ine .70, .72; Jefferson .72; Klamath
.69, .69.; Lake, .73, .73; Lane .53, .65;
Lincoln, .93, .93; Linn, .68, .68; Mai
heur, .87, .88; Multnomah, .59, .62:
Folk, .51, .53; Sherman, .68, .68; Til
lamook, .90, .90; Umatilla, .78, .80;
Union .71, .71; Wlallowa .75, .73; Wlas-
co, .74, .75; Washington .51, .53;
Yamhill, .50, .53.
Gives Best Answer' To "Best Christ
mas Gift?"
The three judges of the contest held
by C. B. Stone to obtain an answer
to the question, "Why are photo
graphs the best Christmas gift?
unanimously decide that Mrs. Charles
Bennett's answer entitled her to
the first prize of $10. Mrs. G. F. A.
Pattison 'a answer was considered next
best and she received the second
prize, $6, worth of photographs. The
judges were -Miss Almeda J. Fuller,
W. I. Ford and J. C. Hayter. Mrs.
Bennett's answer is given in full in
Mr. Stone's advertisement in this is
sue of The Observer.
National Committeeman Early Recog
nized Necessity of Progressive
Vote and Went After It.
Business Men and Fanners In Eu-
w. .. .. .gens Todays... i
To , investigate the Lane county
cannery at first hand the business
men of McMinnville have arranged
an excursion to Eugene today.
Manager Holt of the Eugene plant
and a number of Eugene growers will
meet them upon arrival there, and
show us what they have accomplished.
A luncheon at one of the leading ho
tels has been arranged.
Ellis' Newport Home Burned.
By telegraph Mrs. M. M. Ellis heard
yesterday that her $3590 home in
Newport had been totally destroyed
by fire Sunday morning. Little in
surance was carried. Mrs. D. M.
Metzger of Dallas was living in the
honee and had planned to remain
during the winter. The telegram did
not give the cause of the fire but did
say it started upstairs. It is thought
Mrs. Metzger lost most of her per
sonal effects.
Talbots Go East
Mr. and Mm J. C. Talbot left Sun
day for Iowa and Kansas, where they
exxpect to remain until the first of
March. Enroute they will stop at
Salt Lake City, Denver and Kansas
City, and before returning to Oregon
tlhey will go to Chicago. Mr. Talbott
expects to establish a factory in
Portland next spring for the manu
facture of the Adams Spark Arrester,
manufacturing rights of which he re
cently purchased.
"Next Year," She Says. School Chil
dren To Receive Christmas Gift
of Contralto's Picture.
To Play Lebanon Friday.
The Dallas high school football
team will meet the Lebanon team at
the latter place on Friday. A return
game, the final one of the season, is
to be played here with that team on
Thanksgiving dy. A squad of 14
men will be taken to Lebanon bj
Coach Chenoweth.
Man Hurt at Cement Quarry.
P. Pennella, a laborer at the quar
ry of the Oreon Portland Cement
company at Bridgeport, was slightly
injured about the head Saturday
morning by a flying sledge.
Black Rock Man Very 111.
Leslie Fisher of Black Rock is at
the Dallas hospital recovering from
an operation for an abscessed appen
dix. Mr. Fisher was operated upon
by Dr. Starbnck.
sotiuinann-rleink will sing again
for Dallas. Again she will come and
sing under God's sky that all who
wish may hear. "Next year" she
has promised and she will bring her
own Steinway and accompanist. She
says she will be happy to do it-
She has further promised a large
photo for the Dallas school children.
She will send that this Christmas.
Graciously, as only a real "gnadige
fran" can, Schumann-Heink has said
that she was grateful to Dallas. She
said she admired the Dallas people.
Her parting message to Dallas, un
til she comes again, "next year," is
"Love and best wishes for all of
Polk County Assessed Valuation is
Slightly Under Last Year.
Tax ratios of the eonnt'es of Ore-
leon have been tentatively adopted; definitely known nntil the legislature
bv the State Tax Commission. Polk 's j meets next year. It is believed, how
Land Board Has Allotted 110,000 to
Polk County.
The state land board has slotted
$10,000 of the state school money to
Polk eounty for loaning purposes. All'
applications for.loans from this fund
in Polk eounty must be made at tlie
office of Walter I Tooze, Jr., in Dal
las, Mr. Tooze being the attorney for
the board in this eounty. As the at
torney for the board is not permit
ted to accept applications when there
are no funds available, every ap
plicant is afforded an equal opportu
nity. It is a question of first eome.
first served. The state loans at 6
per cent for one year, with the priv
ilege of letting it run 10 years by I
keeping the interest promptly paid.
What effect the new siate rural ered-j
it amendment will have upon the
loaning of this money has not been
ascertained as yet, and will not be
Attend B. P. O. E. Initiation.
Charlev Bilven. F. H. Mnrnhv and beinf, sl of the ,taaI 0t,eveTt that the money under this new
mar, who received two votes ' ""f .,ln. ."""" .' Heorge rianfleH were in SHem lham-' rt eomniled bv the eonnfv'.et will be handled thranffh the i.l.
i af,fAd that hs rfMi il nsl it urinM lif. ! i a tut rr Mi . B - o - -
'T. , V j nv rignr wnen r.i. timin ";asWor. Last year the ratio was .53 land board.
Monmonth and five other eani1i1ntesi0 jne worth.
his lat.
nth Graiife Takes Lead
orescent for Agrieultnrist.
a mwhns of the Monmonrh i wafton
e Ian bstnrav afternoon, the
r of a eonntv rietilfurigt for
envcv.tf fw-npied the attention of
Coldest Day of Sessen.
jj! Yeterdav morning at 7 o 'eloek lo
cal thermometers reeistered 26 d"irree
abo-e zero, the coldest day of the
Son Born t Middletons.
were initiated into the Elks' lodge.
The ratios are of the assessed to
te actual values of the property in
the various counties and sre used as
Engine and Cars Wracked.
Or. a steep grade near Black Rock
Thnrsday a logging engine and three
cars were piled vp when the brakes
Mrs. Mary Fiest Buried.
The bodv of Mrs. Marv Fiest. 58., basis for determining the probable
widow of Conrsd Fiet of Lebanon, value of railroads and other public! refused to bold. The engineer turn
was bnried in the Salt Creek eeme-' service companies. The ratios are al-!ed on the air, the steam jam, reversed
terv alongside that of her Iroehand so used as a basis for equalization his engine, and jumped, when he saw only state west of South Dakota that
A son was bom Sundav to Mr. and 'Friday afternoon. Mrs. Fiest died in j between counties for apportionment, he eould not control his train. No did not go to ViiUon. Oregon Jour-
rs for the najor portion of the! Mrs. James Middleton of Salt Creek. Lebanon last week. tof the state taxes. The ratios run one was injured. jnaL
Now that the smoke of partisan1
battle has drifted away and the peo
ple can see the political map of the
nation as remade by the election re
turns, Oregon stands as the only state
west of South Dakota which will cast
its electoral vote for Charles E.
Hughes. Largely the same in populai
conception; of governmental issues,
Washington to the north and Cali
fornia to the south stepped into the
WSlson column in the face of over
whelming partisan odds, and those
who follow the reason for political
change are seeking the cause for Ore
gon's lonely position, surrounded on
all sides and far to the east with
Wilson states as she is. , '
Several causes contributed to the
result, notably the "calamity howl"
which was raised during the last
weeks of the campaign. Another
and very important factor was the
adroit strategy which early in the
campaign captured for Hughes a
large percentage of the Progressive
party voters of Oregon. The credit
for this srategy belongs to Ralph E.
Williams, Republican national com-
mitteeman, who realized early in the
fight the vital importance of the Pro
gressive vote. He reoeived efficient
co-operative support and assistance
from Judge Charles L. MeNary, chair
man of the Republican state central
When Ralph Williams left for Chi
cago in June to attend the meeting
of the committee on arrangements,
preparatory to the assembling of the
national convention, he made public
announcement of his intention to rec
ommend that the convention seat Ore
gon's delegates to the Progressive
convention, as alternates in the Re
publican convention. His reoommenV
dations were adopted, and the Pro- .
gressive delegates were seated and
made to feel at home in the conven
tion. Then Williams went on to New
York to attend the meeting of the na
tional committee, and again he recom
mended that the Progressives be giv
en representation both upon the na
tional campaign committee and upon
the different state campaign commit
tees. His advice was followed on tha
national committee and in some eases
by state committees. When he re
turned to Portland, he met with the
state committee, and recommended
that a campaign eomminttee be cre
ated to consist of the 10 members of
the executive committee of the Re
publican state central committee, and
five progressives selected by the pro
gressive leaders of the state. His
suggestions were followed and A. E.
Clark, Thomas R. Nenhausen, Arthur
I. Moulton, David L. Povey and Frank
H. Lewis were named as the repre
sentatives of the Progressive party on
that committee. In addition to this,
Judge MeNary, who has always work
ed with the Progressive wing of his x
party, was elected as state chairman.
From that time on the campaign
committee, together with the Repub
lican state central committee, Wil
liams and MeNary, worked harmoni
ously to weld together the formerly
divided "regular" and progressiva
elements of the party.
When Judge Hughes came to Ore
gon, the Progressives led him through
the ceremonies incident to his visit.
When Mr. Fairbanks wss here, the
Progressives were sgain in the fore
front. When anything was to be
done, Mr. Clark and Mr. Nenhausen,
Mr. Lewis, Mr. Povey, Mr. Moulton
and other prominent Progressives,
were consulted, advised with and sent
to the front, while the old guard mem
bers sniffed the battle smoke from the
reserve trenches far in the rear.
Down in California the old guard
leaders insisted on snubbing Hiram
Johnson, drew Hughes into the mis
take of also snubbing Johnson, and
lost the state to Hughes. Up in Wash
ington, the old guard leaders did the
same thing, and Wilson carried the
state. In Oregon, in spite of the
baekbauling of the Oregonian and its
advisers and of the roekribbed re
actionaries of the state, Williams and
MeNary, gathered the Progressives to
their bosoms and their confidence, and
Wilson lost Oregon. Which explains
in fact why it u that Oregon is the