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Ik CEmittto (Hbmvies
(THE HOME PAPER)
DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917
many solve the problems confronting
lg WANT ROAD
Lw Court Action for
,,tv Farmers' union at
i Lg at the city library
..inn record as oppos
l'. Lin" of the state and
' Um for the purpose
J Ration for building
' Oregon. In place of
. J t.r a graduated, in
L fee, not to exceed 100
fl motor vehicles aceuiu-
. on1 weight, and
k I.. ;tms which would
' J in such a mBn.ner ttS
Una! fund, mis P'n
' Ij hv the State Farm
' luk. State Grange. The
JLrnMrl of the action
, court in the matter of
'. ft, the. construction
, i bridge, condemned the
' . t -J $ noltnnl
i iitog a oub'u "--
ijllie entire county, and
or on the county agent
'm attended by about
.f- ad as many more mem
it different locals were
jjf g locals represented in
if A RrUtwiort. Cochrane
idt liAirante. Mt. Piegah
K Lnd. Pedee, Pioneer
. . . , .
Tno inmmitlaa' 1
omended endorsement of its reports
and submission to the seventh annual
state convention of the Farmers' Ed-
uuuuuuui ana lyO-operotive union o
BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT.
Dallas to Play Bellfountain Hisb
School: Viaitnra Ara TAnKintt
wnicn is louring the northern part of
vuc taie is uuiea as me
traction tonight. The visitors are con
sidered a formidable opponent for the
1 1 ' i . A
Captain Bennett announces that
practically the same team will repre
sent Dallas that faced Silvcrton last
week. Rickreall versus Dallas sec
ond team may be put on as a prelim
inary. The main affair is billed for
'J -J Kmithfield.
'1 n .R!..- i.taulton' oe
fajpnt. C. C. Gardner
, ,i W J. Garner; secre
iv, A. G. Rempel; chap-
' MHns: conductor, J). U
mittce. H. S. tsutz
n mA P. 0. Powell
Vug report of the Good
1 'Mpa was adopted: "In
jieed of increased road
jtti recommend an in
jlpd license fee, not to
Sreent, on all motor ve
to horse power and
t wish strongly to eon-
1 anA nvtrava.
. .Still luuoc nuu .
lot the department of
Muting and distributing
Jutland anl call for a
ut administration of this
, '0t are opposed to the
mis bv the county and
building purposes. We
won of our county court
of providing funds for
tm of the Salem bridge
w of dealing with the
i would ask for some
Juration of our roads
, - .tle main thoroughfares
!nd the side roads in
titli such divisions of
vision as to insure the
on to the needs, of
SAMPSON GIVEN $500
VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF IN AU
TOMOBILE ACCIDENT CASE.
BRIDGE IS NOW USELESS
SALEM STRUCTURE HAS SERV
ED PEOPLE FOR 26 YEARS.
Each and Jarman Go To Salt Lake.
T Tt Jarman nP tlio finl.ln,, l?ln
store, left today for Salt Lake City,
TnaTa ta will afntu lha anmiul moai-.
ing of the stockholders and managers
.j, T n r rt nr tn
oi Hie a. j. renney io. manager x.
C. Ksch will leave tomorrow on the
Bmn lmwinAflfi Rnv Craven is t.nlf-
inc charae of the store here durins
their absence. Mr. Jarman expects
to be away for a week while Mr.
Esch's absence will cover two weeks.
W1LKINS FINALLY HERE
COURT INVESTIGATES; "SICK'
PLEA TAILS TO WORK.
Jury Out Hour and Half; Case Arous
es Much Interest and Draws
Crowded Court Room.
"Verdict for the plaintiff in the
SUm of $500" WHS the finding nf tho
jury in the Sampson versus Hartung
case. The case went to the jury at
9 o'clock Wednesday night and the
verdict was reached at 10:40.
IJuesgons of damages due for al
ged injuries to A. Sampson when
he was struck by a car in charge
June 2 were argued all day Tuesday
ana weanesaay Dy w. u. wmsiow
and Wnltoi Tnnvo fni Iho Tlnintiff
ana uscar nayter ana KODert Jrea-
son tor the defendant.
1MV Rjtmngnn'B ahiza ga nraQontAfl
to the jury by Attorney Tooze show
ed that the plaintiff was struck by
an automobile driven by Emerson
Wonderly, an inexperienced driver.
Hp fl.rfriprl that. KnmTMnn was en
titled to recover because of the neg
ligence of the driver with not con
tributory negligence on the part of
Sampson and that Charles Hartung
was liable because lie was in cnarge
of the car. These were the main is-
Man Charged With Swindling Re
membered in Dallas; Old Peo
ple's Home His Aircastle.
New One Will Replace It-Motor Ser
vice on S. P. To Accommodate
West Salem People.
.report ot the commit.
rm van nlno adopted
w present system of
' ; bovs and eirlfl, but
F education along prae-
f men and women lies
k individual, and would
at the men and women
' Hemselves the problems
"Iv interested in, such
on any matter per
' 'ibtenment on anv sub
! firming conditions
wlation, marketing oi
""t which at the time
iinee. We also sng-
nninta na tnVpn
f "A locals for disens-
one of tho advisft-
Knty aeent for Polls
IK lit linavT antrA
I f Titwl colleee and its
L we condemn anv
"ntrol of onr iraJilie
l'' ia th hanrla nf nnm
' wr t"e eountv. w e
Printing of school
" state to b sold to
the Mimwiift mm n
I'M fte following re-
Tin! mvAits law
Thst we, as a
that .I. 14.1
P t lt t.
rl'w t eornitr asrfi-
. an Inoal tin.
' Wt eloaolr ; jT
"wh nnA rut hr
H V , i
M W WinkinH. known in local cir-
nnit omirt circles as the proverbial
ly "sick" man, is at last standing
trial. He is charged with obtaining
mnnov under false pretenses and maK
ing conveyance to real property with-
Ant hn rimer tltln to IDA game.
WSlkms was indicted gust one year
ago by the grand jury. He has re
annmJorl tn each summons for appear-
ance before Judge Belt's court with
his family physician B HI neaim
certificate. The local authorities got
tired of this treatment and sent Sher
iff Orr to (Portland Tuesday to in
vestigate for himself. The result if.
that Wilkins appeared in court Thurs
day morning and plead noi guuiy to
tb.' charges against nim.
Wilkins is known in Dallas chiefly
for his talk in connection with the
old people's home
in the southwestern part of the city
His airy story interested a numuer
local people, including Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Wilson, an eiaeny cuuh,ci
I.- - i:hu atAv mnnev and a desire
11UU K llVWi? . .
to invest it in a worthy project.
kins negotiated a trade wnn m8 -sons,
giving them eight lots in his
property in exchange for a merry
go round, and a Newberg house and
lot Wilkins later cancelled the con
tract because he could not produce a
deed to the property, men .e
lt Vornn their merr-
sons auempicu B -
eo-round and discovered that it had
been disposed of to a Portland firm
Thev started a replevin action and
. . . nf tn
the sheriff toon Posbi"
xne iriKi io b's
not expected to go to the jury nt l
late tomorrow, at least. -
3 t T? Kih bv are conuuci
man ana . ot.
ing tna at.te
torney FiasecKi repiw-
Dofondant's onnnRol claimed con
tributory negligence on the part of
Sampson. Mr. Hayter's version oi
tho annidont Was; "Youne Wonder-
lv drnvo nrt the Palls Citv street, saw
Sampson about ready to cross the
street some 90 feet in front of the
onr nnrl tnnmrht Kamnfinn WOuld ffet
out of the way; when he got a little
closer he sounded the horn; eampson
heard the horn when he was about
two steps out from the curb, stop-
nori Innlrerl im land stepped back
toward the curb; then the driver turn
ed the car toward the center lof the
street and if Sampson had not chang
oil hia mind, with safetv a few feel
away, and attempted to cross tne
street,: no aeident would have oceiir-
Tha Afhor Ttlflin .88116. WDO Was lit
the ear. was handled by
the defense as follows: "Hartung was
not in charge of the car; he gave no
inatrnotinnu whatever to the boy driv
ing; the boy had taken charge of the
ear 'May 29; young wonaeny was
ovnorionned enough for ordinary driv-
ino nnt thin waa out of the ordinary;
that the relation of carrier and pas
senger existed between Wonderly and
Hartung and therefore tnai xiariuug
was not liable." They also showed
tk.f tho had been consideration.
three gallons of gasoline. The de
j H jd;iyia onr was eroinff about
seven miles an hour and the plaintiS
claimed 20; the rails Uty orainan
v..:a0 n oroater aneed tban J-U.
pv. onnrt mam was well nlied
throughout the trial; over a hundred
people were on hand at the opening
session. The plaintm suea ior
but the jury awarded ouu.
After a nerior nf 2fi vonra nf rtnn-
tinuoiis use, the inter-county bridge
across the Willamette river at Salem
was closed at noon yesterday. Bar
ricades were erected on both ends oi'
the bridge at that time, the watchmen
were withdrawn, and not even a foot
passenger is now allowed to cross.
On the 11th of January, 1891, just
twentv-six vearR affo tn a rlnv. the
sfy'acture was first thrown open to
..1. T i, 1- 1 .1 . . i
use, in mose eany aays me trai
fic was light, but after the auto be
came popular, it was called upon to
carry a greatly increased load. In
the past few years, since the. bridge
has been declared unsafe, the traffic
figures have grown by leaps and
bounds, and in recent months it has
haA in avafarta 4iaiml nf mimt tlian
fic of one car for every minute of
ten nours oi eacn any. rnis aespue
the fact that strictest regulation has
been in effect for some time past.
:For more than a year several move
ments have been made to close the
bridge completely to use, based up
on reports showing the unsafe condi
tion of the structure. Because of
strenuous objection, however, on the
nart nf tha veni.urp.Rnmft rmblic. the
courts nad gone no iurtner tnan a
stringent regulation of the trarhc.
iTho last official rennrt declaring the
bridge utterly unsafe for use came
from the state engineer's office, which
made an inspection on December 28
at the request of the two county
courts. On the basis ot tms last re
port the eountv courts closed the
bridge yesterday. And it was with no
miso-ivinra that members of tn
courts saw the old structure placed
m riisiiRA. ira nexetv. snaKing.
ormaninir condition for months past
Kaa caused them no little worry, and
now that it has completed its mis
sion without loss or lite, or damage
tn nmnnrt.v. their restlessness has
county is favorable to a concrete
bridge, as expressed in a resolution
adopted at a meeting of county road
men in Tlnllns an Ootnlini. ')S l..ct
This meeting, attended by represen-
tanves ol every ruau aistnet in tne
county, urged the county court of
Pollc county to use its efforts to se
cure a, high level concrete bridge
across the river in the following res
"Ha it roanlvad tlillt it. ia tlio eonco
of this meeting that the Polk county
court be instructed to use its endeav-
nra fnr tlio onnstrtlfttinn nf nn int.nr.
county bridge of the high level con
crete type between halem and roiK
After the type of bridge has been
decided upon and contracts made foi
its orootinn nn tinio will ho Inst in the
preliminary work attendant to such
a large undertaking. Judge rurkpat
riolr in an interview vesterdav stated
that he expected to see active con
struction work on the new bridge oy
the latter part of May. It is esti
mated that it will require approxi
mately 12 months to complete the new
bridge alter actual construction wore
NEW PLAN TOR FAIR GROUNDS.
Park Board to Send BobV. Content
. v A nf the'Dallas Fair
xne pars. - . .
. f. -ii a flv foot eon-
map of the fal n 7
rrounds to orvi" . ,
pTrtment of landscape gardening and
horticulture will work out plans for
future bu.id.ngs nM
H. A. KODD, BI' . - i ..
.tarted work on the drawing oft
grounds as they now wok, - -
B . . ..i. ,l. f.i anrvevs. "ne
trouble who " ,-ckw,e in
whole course seems to be
f a survey
- j. hi. lines -nr-n
be forced w i..
to the present ngnt l --
the people concerned want .t to
left as no- - inr
Members of the J-J-J
elasi in landpe s..
associate h.vr ron-
.t the 7'mprehensiv.
CHORUS GOES BARNSTORMING.
Cantata at Independence Is Enthus
n v Pnlino-'a Dallas ehorus made
J. V 'E .
a decided hit with the unnstmas cau.
u.;.h'i Advent" at mae-
penaeuco " - . , .
singers were cordially received by
the Independence people,
- ...ontinn and supper in the
basement of the church after the pro-
i , nf tha ehorus who
xne int. m "v. a -
Txr. j niirht were: sopran
sang " euucouoj " t .
r n i Kn inr. jus. -
?!' "-.:r ' Jnlin E. Miller, and
.Uacneuiie, i"'- n .
the Misses Pearl uwings,jvuc u.
and Ava Coad; sltos, Mrs. Georgia
Bvers. and the Misses Edna Morn-
son, Bessie ou, " -
on, R. USteelquist, rreu f
jonn WJ, t.u. (W
Us Simonton; bassos,
T.: sA.r. John E. Miller and
rienedene ehorus for the Easter can
tata which Mr. Poling
rue " ----- .
Fruit Growers to Meet Saturday.
President H. C. Eakin of the Polk
County Fruit Growers' association
has issued a call for members to meet
at the commercial club rooms Satur
day, January 13, at 1:30 o'clock. .
TAX VALUES TOTALED
PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS
ASSESSED AT $181,363,620.
Tillable Lands in State Are Valued at
$209,317,960; Non-Tillable Lands
. At $80,937,355.
. . i will aemuHi -
gerswd the two town, may nn.te
and sing in now f1-
Car of Lowl Potatoes Shipped.
The firm of El." Vge nd Aspenwall
.. .j - . -lnail OI potux
other car reytorrrow
been T .ta t or two
weeks. Mr Eldii ? J - - -forced
sml loU for tb. ost p e
, -pt .ingle lot 150
trivpn wav to an easier feeling. It
is said the old structure was as n
able to fall with one person on it
as with a heavy load, so precarious
was its condition.
Tn roliova the inconvenience which
roftinonta of the east part of the coun-
ftf aro nnr. tn with the closine of the
" f on
bridge, the Commercial club of Salem
has made arrangements tor use oi tne
s P atoot hriilcR across the river.
A jitney motor will run from Com-
moroiol Etroat. Salem, to iun?woou
Port nn thia Ride of the river on
which five-cent fare will be charged in
each direction. The motor will maue
tno mm nn approximately a 30-min-
ute schedule, or 24 round trips each
day. The first train will leave oar
lem (Commercial street) at 6:25 a
m onA the last one at 10:25 p. m.
tv firot mnrmnp train will leave
Kingwood Park at 6:40 and the last
aveninff train at 10 :15.
The club also proposes to plank the
hrina for vehicle traffic,
pending the building of a new onage
tho aito nf the present condemned
one. It is estimatea mat it wm
$9,000 to do the planking, and mar
ion county and the eity of Salem will
be asked to divide the cost with the
club. The club first proposed a ierry
service, but an investigation of this
project showed it would be entirely
inadequate and would cost $1500 a
month to operate, so tne scnenj -
ibandoned. The piansmg .
bridge will require about a monio.
The eost of this work is to be ab
sorbed by charging a smau
autos and other Tehicles. The South
ern Pacific has granted free use of
its bridge for the purposes aes.red,
and in return has asked the Salem
Commercial elub to insure its freedom
against any suits for indemnity for
vr ii-i tho nM brides matter has
now w - -
been settled the eonnty courts expeci
a i m tha new DTjai
to m uubj .. .
roanMn moment Prehmin-
ary plans will oe fo 11
J . c.lom next Monday
two ooarua i
on the eort of three elasses of bridges,
t-n ateel struetnres ana one m.
. i. krina Tt fa estrmated a
ne. brides tbsrn eost
! . - nhird of its eost and
iVrion Vo4hirdt Whether tb. new
bridee will be of ste-1 of eoo-rete type
I. ..Jooinod. bnt it et-
is ss . . ..
mated that w tmt or ". -"
ir-.va wnnld be about
piwcn -" '
flnmnlotn Rnmmaries of the assessed
valuation of various classes of proper
ty in the state are shown in a state
ment just issued by tne mate a ax
Properties of public service corpor-
ntinna are eauahzed and apportionea
Viv tho enmmiRsion itself. The state
ment shows that railroad companies,
union station and depot companies
i,o o tntal asanased valuation of
$123,348,513; sleeping car companies,
$575,388.80; electric and street raii
n onmnaniea. water. Iras and elec
tric companies, $47,537,963; express
: tR7RK7n.HH: telesraph
wuiuauivof , -
75fl.fi57.33 : telephone
companies, $8,386,411.30; refrigerator
car companies and tann une mpu
l7fi Rlfi.30. showing a total val
t ' , -
ue of property assessed and appor
tioned by the State Tax commimi
Summaries of assessed valuations
.hnnm nn tha assessment rolls for
the various classes of property are
a follows: Tillable lands, auo,iwi,
960; non-tillable lands, $80,937,355,
m. t:ho. Unla. 43.323.531: im
movements on deeded or piaiwu
i j oa fi7n 37B- town and city lots.
mn no, . "-' -1 , - - -
$215,250,464; improvements on town
and city lots, ,Joo-, unpru.
i- lona nnt deeded and pat-
nieuus """" ,
j an id7125; railroads under
VlltBU, V,--, ..
itinn lnmnnc roaas and roll
-v 1RR97.740: uteamboata. sail
lug D"uv' ' -
i i nrnfinnarv nDinM ana manu'
DOaiAV DtBUuu-v "
factoring machinery, $9,222,582; mer
chandise and stocs: in irau,
1(17 063: farming implements, wagons.
..ioo-o ate... S8.0U0,4i, muuej.
0.11 AiiOOIi. siAfMt Mill ftMWKlQtB. ipW'
SSO; share, of stck, $13,481,960;
iii j nffiM Tnrnirnre. i,tJ7(0
S1.TCL0B ftDli mules. $1139,745; eat-
tle, $141768; sheep and goats,
$91,699; miscellaneous, $159,275.
POLK NEEDS TEACHERS
EDUCATOR PRAISES SCHOOLS
BUT POINTS OUT NEED.
Trained Teachers and Savings System
in Connection With Schools Are
Pet Hobbies of Mr. Bonney.
"Rptt.or tom'liorfi" ia thp mvin
ineed of the Polk county school sys
tem, according to uyae i. nonney,
cojjnty school superintendent of Was
co county. m
Polk county has more standard
oftlinnlft than anv onnntv in tha atata.
H. C. Seymour, state leader of boys'
and girls' club work at Oregon Agri
cultural onllosra. waa tha ninnnor in
the standardization movement in Ore
gon. Until recently he was superin
tendent of Polk eounty schools.
Mr. Bonney was loud in his prats.
of Fred C. Crowley, county superin
tendent and Floyd D. Moore, super
vianr. "Ynnr aclinnl men here are
efficient; they have the county divided
into seven zones and eacn Saturday
teachers and representative students
from the different grades meet with
the supervisor and superintendent and
demonstrate the work for eactt grade.
Mr Hmwlov and Mr. Moore have de
vised a plan whereby they are able to
visit every school in the county at
least once in two weeks. Wbat they
need to put Polk county at th. top
of the school list is good teaeners."
RrinVonnrt. tha model one-room rur
al school house for the wbole Uni
ted States, was shown mt. Bonney.
F.moat. Jensen, a Portland decorator,
made a model of the Bridgeport school
and it was sent as part oi tne ure
tmn educational exhibit to the San
Francisco exposition last year. A
member of the department oi educa
tion at Washington. D. C. declared
it to be the best in the country.
Wasco county schools under Mr.
Bonnev lead the state in employing an
efficient teaching force. Mr. Bonney
left Tuesday for Monmouth, wnere ne
will inspect the work of the training
school there and select 20 teachers for
next. year. .He makes this trip to .
Monmouth each year and get the
pick of the students. The high school
training course for teachers is one
of the curses of the Oregon school
system according to Mr; Bonney. it
is foolhardy to allow a student j!iwt
out of high school to take charge of
a group of children. Teaciiers may
be born teachers but give m. Uie
young person witbout tnis innate
blessing if they have had a tnorougn
training at a good normal school."
Mr. Bonney is interested m a u
which Mrs. Alexander Thompson I
The Dalles will introduce at tha leg
islature this session. The bill pro
poses to make tho eounty school su-
ru.t n f and An t a member of a new
I county school board, thus giving him
a voice in the selection or teaoners.
The committee which plans a state
wide savings bank system in connec
tion with schools has asked mr. dod-
tn moot, with it in May. Wasos
county is alone in Oregon in having
this system in connection wun an i
schools. Several cities have installed
the system but they are all modeled
after Mr. Bonney 's idea. Mr. uonney
is confident that the banker's eom
mittee will prescribe the savings
bank to be connected with all Oregon
TO HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION.
Rifle Club Meets Tonight; ATtfafe
Lowsr at Last Bhoot.
i uiinr and election of of-
fleam for the mmag yr . wiBj Uke
.l. -i nf th Mtrolar hoot by toe
L . t l k ? How Mr-
Lft Creole nine emu
... a !.
lall.., , MtiablT the
.inh'. shoot Tuesday. No perfect
aeores were recorded; a. a.
. o a it W Rtnmn secured
A. r. lonrr ,
49 points. Mr. Webster esptnred the
. . . . v ;k . oraire of
individual nonur. -
92. Oscar Ellis, H. W. Stomp and A.
a ..Md atLt fflll OI tUO PW"
T. loner ""ft-
aibl. 60; A. W. Bennett 44, Jo Cra
ven 41 and fsui nraw
r i ToohoTon. who resides
., Monmouth, died S.sda, rrra
. t haa ill with tne
measles for several days. Ththe
. . ..v nii; from saeasies
tb. m th. eost of . "v I " VTmouth on December 1, 1918.
lantrtr KMLiDCDI w i
COuci v e
TEAM GOES TO EUGENE.
Expect to Beat University of Oreioi
a; l nf tha Dallas baskst-
oia men, "
ban team will leave tomorrow after-
, . i i A Vnnna
noon at two o eioca
where they win play tb. University
of Oregon quintet, .
titj. R.tlontm. and Boydstoa
win play forwards; Fenton, center,
and Shaw, M.theny
guards. Laird Woods hss been .ill for
several days bnt will make th. trip.
Th. loesls hav. been woraiug .
four nights a week and expect to tarn
the green team eoaehea oy n"P
deTb. Oregon team test its Brat prse
t ram. of th. aeon Wnesda,
irht to th. Uklanoma norm-.
Iflv 32 to 12.
Grocery Co. Has Bales Cotrtwt
. , L.tnio will bo riven to
ft. girl who has th. most sale, eredttt
to her account at in. iw. -
k Co., groeers in ww
town. Tb. oontest started u'
. . i -n -iia tn Mar 20, oor-
Bi ana wm - -
ring s period of on"-u
ToanC reports inai in. - - -
ing niedy. There ar,
anU i tb. raea. in. -
a variation from th mownjry
.1 i U,