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(THE HOME PAPER)
Wary makes valu-
j put Year Shows Polk
L To Fore ill' Securing .
jjeg for Exhibits.
fee is desirable as it places
fr fair on a better business
has added diemitv
kber of entries at our 1010
-M a decided increase ovdr
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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1917
UW-lVi-A-Wilis.) v Vft
i. le tajjrase as 1 returned convinced
uim we, too, could have a balcony
and thus secure more space for dis
Through the efforts of our executive
committee this balcony was built aud
we now have a suitable place for the
ladies to display all entries in de
partments J. K. and L. From the
many favorable comments I am sure
our ladies appreciate this balcony,
I also visited the North Pacific Pair
association in Portland where the
problems which confront all fair man
agements WPIW rltQlMl'ca.i.T TU.l.
valuable information was gained.
T I-.. i flil. T . i . . ..
uumuuj a io oia x attended tnc
lectures and conventions nt n,a
gon Agricultural college, where ev
ery nour of every day was devoted
to the subjects in which nil ,.,,n. mu
ni ties arc vitally interested.
At our county fair convention we
kviu wi ngibo uvu n uni
form classification. A committee of
which I was the chairman, met with
tha nr-nsi1onf anA caiivaf.n- rf H.
Oregon State Fair board and they
agreea to cnange tne rules governing
our county exhibits at the stafe fair
to conform to our ideas. In fact, they
U foonty Fair association
, to have passed a very suc
uuhy the secretary's report,
s adopted by the board of di
ll the association at their an
finaie Braden reviewed the
1 it the secretary's office in
, i made valuable suggestions
The report follows:
t Honorable Members of the
inty Pair Association, Qreet-
. tir 1916 was without question
iiitcessfui in the history of
niation. Greater co-opera-
; s secured from bur people,
on were won with our ex
& greater publicity was giv-
i nty and its wonderful pro
a to any previous, year, ...
.-pie are beginning to realize
tot our county fair and many
i lave come to me asking
hih grown to strengthen our
mfed niany favorable com
i oar beautiful sheaf grains
iM. In fact two irovernroent
f Ad experts publically stat-
Ihad never seen such beaut l
y and bunched grains and
dot a more artistic arrange-
Piiquestionably ft Lcccss! LETHARGY IS WEARING OFF;
Us had been enclosed with rtwitti XiR.au juuoj. aviua
in and admission was charg-
proved conclusively that an Several Deals Made In Fast Two
Weeks; More Sales on Slate
for New Future.
(Continued on last page)
Man 88 Years Old, Hale and Hearty.
Newton Campbell departed Tuesday
evenine for his home 'near Fresno.
California. Mr. Campbell, although
88 years 6 age, is hale and hearty
and eats three "squares" a day. He
has been 'Visiting here with J. L
Campbell and other relatives for tin
oast two weeks. The old gentleman
is traveling alone. .
REAL ESTATE STIRRING
Rno aetata' li Polk conntV is at
:air, fiot only was .were o. ,"v, r. . tr o, r..
greatly improved. Fn,n WJ , the neer.ea es ateman
civ conclude that our psoole "",0 """"J : - , ,, .
.ding to the educational fen- evidence that Ue winter "TO -
oar fair and are realizing wearing ou. x Z. , t
onalitv of the product is of of prune land in a Salem paper lost
doe than the Quantity week and ne nas alreaay recelveQ, m"
, f ' "" in answer to the ad. Along
inoae or our nonntv fair our I.1 . .. l .... A
1. , , , , in HovemDer tne same boh uj. u
Ntnral and horticultural ex-L.:i t .liit a sinde letter.
Thara wnsi niiite a move during the
early fall around Dallas but the win
ter months so far have Dcen extraor
ji.iv jiiill. Prune land seems to
change hands more often than other
real estate. A deal was uoseu iu
week at the office of the Ellis Realty
Co whereby W. H. Weaver of this
i... r,.V,npri the 12-acre prune
orchard of George M. Tice near Falls
City. This orchard is one or tne oest
in that vicinity, has been in Dearmg
for several years and has produced
a most excellent grade of prunes. The
orchard is in one of the best parts ot
.1- t Tolla Titv having become
famous for its prize winning fruits
and garden products.
There is an option out on a prune.
. tn Frank Brown and
iraci uciiufs... - - ,
located about one mile north of Dal
las There are 28 acres in the tract
which is planted to two-year-old trees.
Real estate men expeui. -pick
np from now on.
p taken to Salem and exhib
ie Oregon state fair, Septem
to 30th, where we won first
our district and received
(M score of any county in the
t also given second premium
ntyor Kxhibit,f this being
time Polk county ever re
place in this contest.
Nose of nnr rIaIa fair our
f M taken to Seattle to co ra
pe Northwest Land Products
p igainst four counties from
jle from Washington and
e were awarded the nrsl
a aeore nf flft.v points
!iblicity was given our coun-
i Jore press publicity than we
wiore been able to secure.
:: management of the Land
Geteas of the exposition was
A and the other Oresron
f Mty's first "corn show"
p9th. Every one visiting it
1 m a success. Corn was
iron all nnria nf nnv nnnt.V
fciera were greatly inter-
weivea much valuable in-
the desirable varieties
H Ulfitmtinna An -A bo.
H rn cultivation.
f Salem, where it was ex-
R Mhiuju: . 1 r !
L wilq annuo
N. In snita of the fact
CLUB BANQUET JAN. 31
EVERYONE INVITED TO AT
TEND COMMERCIAL FEED.
Finance Committee Is Ordered To
Prepare New Membership List
Based on Subscriptions.
POLK FRUIT GROWERS ELECT.
Annual Meeting Held Saturday; H. 0.
Eakin Re-elected President.
n)L .nnnal meetin? of the Polk
X IIC oil" o . , .
County Fruit Growers' association
was held here baturaay .
, vn read and 8P-
Umcers rct. ,
proved. H. C. Eakin was re-elected
president 01 me
fni.. nfficera are: George Maw
kins, vice-president ; F. V. Brown, sec-
retary, . ; r
retary anu . ,
l - djmlo vi iuc 1 I executive eorramuw
IF eoonty has been giving M Harvey, D.'D. Peters, R. M. Ew
(-- w corn culture in tne . q0 Skersies ana u.
and we have given it - This committee will serve
P"i Polk eountv was aeain l :. with the president and
i er.dits.hU iinmhor of I j . .rin? the affairs of
j secretary m --
. . .... hne fruit pwen-
j. - t uicaouin uui uv-
.! and eents, yet we .11 J, Made In Auto Case.
VJlT . ' n,.rl. Hartnng has made arranee-
ssity of e... Jiuin? Charles nnn? . , the ;nri?.
ncre to advertise Polk ment ionr " Oobile Mrident
tb,n all else m the Mis Oty wtoaoWe r
case. The agrpemcu. -
I visits the T,- through W.ter -J
7 rr to aecure infor- jOseer rr- - VT.rtnne.. Ko
tl.eywereeondnctir.g lv for fnartun,
their att J b
A banquet will be held here Jan
uary 31, to which all local citizens,
their wives and friends are invited.
The feed will be given under the
auspices of the Commercial club.
Plates will cost 50. cents each.
At the close of the regular meet
ing of the Commercial club Wed
nesday night Tracy Staats voiced the
sentiments of the members present
when he suggested that the amuse
ment committee should be arranging
one of the club feeds. ' W. L. Soeh
ren in the 'absence of H. L. Fentoii
assumed the chairmanship of the
committee and promptly decided to
stage the affair in either the Im
perial or Gail hotel on the evening
of January 31,
A new membership list based oh
'paid-up subscriptions was a need.
agreed upon by all present, the fi
nance committee was ordered to see
all delinquents and get the subscrip
tion list as nearly paid tip as pos
sible before the next meeting.
The finance committee made its an
nual report and stated that the books
of the secretary and treasurer were
neatly kept and correct as far as
they could ascertain. The receipts
in the aggregate for the past year
were $1881.81 and the total disburse
ments were 1159.27. This left a bal
ance, January 1st, of $722.54.
The standing committees of the
club as appointed by President Ful
ler are: Finance: Tracy Staats, F.
E. Davis and R. V. Steelquist; pro
motion and publicity : M. L. Boyd, Hj
W. Brune, J. C. Hayter; manufactur
ing: F. J. Coad, R. U. Steelquist, Wi
L. Soehren; amusements: H. L. Fen
ton, W. L. Soehren, N. L. Guy; roads
and highways: A. B. Muir, H... L.
Fenton, N. L. Guy: membership;, J.
R. Craveri,"t. V.'Poling, TJ. S'. Lough
arv: city and county affairs: N. L.
Guy, W. G. Vassall, J. R.Allgood;
railroads: W. L. Soehren, A. C. Pe
tersen, E. C. Kirkpatrickj legisla
tion and judiciary: E. K. Piasecki,
Oscar Hayter and W. L. Tooze.
The club passed a resolution
against the practice of picketing and
intimidating the employees of a non
union business. Dallas is not affect
ed but the action was taken in re
sponse to a communication from C.
C. Chapman of Portland, who is at
tempting to get the legislature to pass
a bill preventing the practice.
Ira S. Smith, a member of the
present legislature, and a former Dal
las man, was invited by the eluD to
visit his old home and friends and
talk to the people of Dallas and
community on "Assessment and Tax
ation." Mr. Smith is deeply inter
ested in his subject; he submitted
his plan to the legislature two year
ago but it failed to carry by a small
w 1 , IT d
margin. He suggested to k o
Loueharv tpon the latter's trip to
Salem, Monday, that he would like
to have the chance to explain what
he considers the only correct meth
od of assessment and taxation, to
the people qf Dallas. The date has
not been decided upon as yet.
The proposition to have the mail
jfor people around RicWreall come
from Dallas instead of Rickroill wa?
indefinitely postponed. The club act
ed noon the suggestion or w. ii.
Vassall, who reported that the eluh
wonld siirely antaeonize Rickreall
if they took any action and that the
action should come from the people
vitally interested, anyway. j
Mrs. Winnie Braden was instruct
ed to purchase sueh supplies as she
deemed necessarv for t"e secretary s
office. A new loose leaf minute book j
wil' replace the old one, which is be- j
o Inn 1 Chamber of
were ordered paid to put the
club in good standing with the na
The local club's proxy was given
to the Portland Chamber of Com
merce. wboe delegates leave for
Pittsburs Jannsrv 21 to attend the
eonrentior. of Foreign Trade Rela
C. H. Morris, who is president of
the state Jewelers' association ask
ed the elub for recommendations up
on the best date o invite the
Nation to D-IIas for their annual
convention. The elub suesre'tel Jn
d exnrewd: a wimns
in shnwin; in
LOCAL MILL TO SHARE
UNION PACIFIC WILL PLACE
BIG ORDER HERE.
Mills of Willamette Valley, Portland
and Region North on Company
Tracks to Share Equitably.
Orders for between 8,000,000 and
10,000,000 feet of lumber to be used
in the construction of 1800 refriger
ator cars for the Pacific. Fruit Ex
press are being placed by the Union
Pacific system among the mills of
the Willamette valley, Portland and
the region north of Portland on
Southern Pacific and 0. W. R. & N.
No definite word has been receiv
ed here yet, but the Willamette Val
ley Lumber company will probably
:ome in for a targe onltr. The com
pany's decision was announced Tues
day by Harvey E. Lounsbiiry, gen
eral freight agent of the O. W. R. &
N. The cars will be constructed by
The ears will be constructed by the
American Car & Foundry company
ki its plants at Chicago and at Mad
ison, 111. It is estimated that the
lumber, at current rates, will cost
$220,000 at the mills'. , -
The Pacific; Fruit express is a cor
poration separate from afly railroad
company, Specializing in the handling
of perishable product, of Orchard and
farm. It owns its own equipment,
which is handled by the carriers Ob a
contract basis, similar to the eon
tracts prevailing between the rail
roads and the express companies. The
P. F. E. is controlled jointly by the
Union Pacifio and Southern Pacific
systems, through ownership of stock.
It is because of this ownership of
stock that the Union Pacific 'c pur
chasing organization is looking after
the placing of orders for this new car
It is understood that work on the
cars .will be ftisheti, SO that all will
have been manufactured and deliver
ed to the western railway centers in
ample" time for "Handling bext'sea
son's fruit crop. ,
Ae an example, of the need for
such additional cars, Mr. Lounsbury
said the 0. W. R. & N. loaded 2000
more refrigerators during the fruit
season between July 1 and December
31, 1916, than during the same period
of 1915. Considering that constant
ly more acreages of fruit are com
ing into bearing, the demands for
1917 are expected to exceed aii pre
TRACTOR CAUSES COMMENT.
Little Fonr-Wheeler Keeps Well
Within City's Speed Law.
People, who are unacquainted with
modem farm machinery, wonaerea
vhat kind of a new fangled auto
mild invade the world of travel next,
when they saw Harry Woods at the
wheel of his new orchard tractor, pro
ceeding north on Main street, Tues
There are several tractors ra we
country surrounding uanas. nr.
Woods' new one is a four-wheeler.
Its maximum speed is about three
milps an hour, so no speed laws were
broken. In fact, spectators who were
lurious to find out how the machine
i t- ' - 1. nn villinill
run, were aDie io ecp up
The orchard tractor does away with
he necessity for horses, entirely. It
loes all the farm work connected with
the upkeep of an orchard.
RIFLE CLUB AVERAGES FALL.
New Targets And Longer Distance
Blamed For Low Scores.
Averages depreciated at the Ride
club shoot Tuesday night. Members
cite the new targets and th longer
range as accountable for the showing-
A. F. Toner led tne neio who r
The otber results
GfejUEKwQreSwr dropped ded
suddenly at 2:40 Wednesday after
noon while at work in the yards of
the Willamette Valley Lumber com
pany. The death was probably due
to some species of heart failure.
Mr. MacGregor had just finished
loading a wagon and was talking to
E. T. Colsen, one of his teamsters.
He had stooped and picked up a piece
of lumber. While standing there
talking Mr. Colsen noticed him fal
ter and start to fall, so eaught him.
Colsen lowered him to the ground ; he
raised up once and fell back dead.
Dr. Starbuck arrived almost immedi
ately and presumed the cause to be
some species of heart failure.
Mr. MacGregor has suffered from
stomach trouble and ill health for the
past 20 years. Last summer he un
derwent an operation which corrected
bis trouble and since then he ha en
joyed splendid health. His many
friends remember of him telling them
recently how well he was feeling. He
felt extremely well Wednsday during
the lunch hour at his borne.
Mr. MacGregor has been running
the Dallas Wood company here for
the past six years. He was superin
tendent of the yards at the mill when
he first came to Dallas, over ten
years ago. Mr. MacGregor made a
friend of each person he met aud hit
death is mourned by a host of local
The funeral will be held at one o -clock
Sunday afternoon at the Pres
byterian ehureh and the body will
go to Portland on the two o'clock
train, to be eremated. The body may
be seen at Chapman's undertaking
parlors until Saturday night
Gilbert P. MacGregor was born in
Morristown, New York on August
1, 1865. He was 51 years old at me
time of his death. He lost bis par
ents when he was but a mere lad. Ke
percentage oi o.
follow: H. A. weiwter o. v """!,, :. ion iw have made their
. . -. o. oi n.... F .11 K(l .'
rnmmpm 'K4. M . vv. slump oi, vo.o
which toured the United States a few
"Sheldon is a wonderful man; b
has written 27 books, one of which,
"In His Sreps," is the mostly 'wide
ly read book toiiy, with the excep
tion of the bible; He is considered
one .of the foremost American au
thors," said Mr. Poling m speaking
of his friend.
The "Paramount" people took
"The Crucifixion of Phillip Strong"
and "In His Steps" as a basis and
produced a photoplay which pictures
the struggle of a young minister
against exterior and worldly things
in trying to get at the real factors
of life and the conditions which make
life so hard for the poor. The re
sult was "The Martyrdom of Phillip
Strong." Critics pronounce it a won
derful picture. '
FINANCE MERSURE IS IM
COMMITTEE ADVOCATES BUD
GET SYSTEM FOR 1917.
Staats, Davis and Muir Work With
Experts For More Business
Like Handling of Finance.
NO BASKETBALL TONIGHT.
Manager Gooch Is Unable to Secure
Game For This Week.
Local basketball tossers are minus
competition this week-end. Manager
Fred Gooch tried to bring McMinn
ville or Silverton here but was un
The Dallas team will play two
games on the armory floor next week,
however. Mt. Angel Will be the at
traction Wednesday night and the
Corvallis Firemen will try conclusions
with the local champions Friday. The
CherfldWa Indian's have been secured
for February 3. Manager Gooch hopes
to get some of the northwest college
teams to visit Dallas before the con
ference season is over.
MACGREGOR FALLS DEAD
SPECIES OF HEART FAILURE
CAUSES SUDDEN DEMISE,
He Had Just Finished Loading Wood
and Was Talking to Teamster;.
.End Came Quickly.
.1 . 7.:;;: Wedekind in 1888 and they eme to
ner also secured the best individual j relatives.
ore, which was 48 out or a pos.
A sister of Mrs. iao-
Gregor is on her way to Dallas from
Chicago; she it expected Saturday
night or Sunday morning. .
Deceased is a graduate of Columbia
nniversity. He was the youngest of
Orphan t Pre-ent "Martvrdom of -three children, all now ead.
.mi stron." Sunday-Monday ! father was a native of Scotland and
, ...x.-j.fPhinioStronr.".his mother of Kew York state.
SHELDON'S BOOK DRAMATIZED
,r. r - - - . . A w,',d Rev. Sel1on wre
the products oi rui w..j ,
' . .. v -men k. .. m Maeiireeor hk"ti
ted from fwo book, written by e.hea tb , thej r moved
Reverend Charles M. Me d o-. ' - , Apra
preat sntbor.,. - Pnd fnendof h. h been
D. V. Prline of th euv. r. .-,--.-" . , wood W
wh itvmners lonecv "
their stay pleasant
famous "Flying Squadron". inesa here.
The finance committee of the city
council advocated the adoption of the
budget system for 1017 in order to
insure a more business-like handling'
of the city's affairs. The manner of
purchasing supplies and employing la"
bor was taken up in detail in the re
port, which follows:
"It appearing that the time has
come when' the affairs of the city df
Dallas should be conducted in a mott
business-like manner, and certain sug
gestions having been made by the ex
perts, we, your finance committee,
have studied the report of the experts
very carefully, and it is our opinion
that the recommendations contained
therein are all good and should be ac
cepted by the council at their earliit
Wis believe the affairs of the citv
can be better and more economically
conducted by adopting the bndgot aye-'
tern; and We recommend that an or
dinance be passed adopting the brill-
get system, and when passed, that the
council adhere strictly to the budget
as adopted. '
We find it impossible for the coun
cil or any one else to keep truck of.
the purchases and employment of la
bor, and it is not right for the finance
committee to recommend for pnvment
bills, about which they know nothing
and about which tliey eata find no rew
ord, as is often done by the present,
system, ne, tnereiore, asK mat an
ordinance be passed adopting the re-
quisition system for all purchases iff.
equipment and supplies, and the nnv
ploVment of all labor for the city of
We further recommend that tbo
blank forms prepare 1 Vy (V-d '1 "5
Roberts and he n i ' -
ed S"d r ' -
suggestions and recommendations, rf .
adopted by the council, may be sys
tematically carried out."
The council unanimously accepted
the report and ordered the eity at
torney to draw up an ordinance,
whereapon Chairman Tracv Staats of
the finance committee read .the fol
lowing budget and recommended its
adoption for 1917.
General Fund, ,
Auditor's salary.. $ 900.06
Treasurer's salary ...'.. 300.00
Salary of marshal 780.00
Salary of deputy marshal. . . 780.00
Fire department 600.00
Repairs, equipment, office
Construction of safety vault 600.00
Maintenance of eity buildings 60.00
Assistance of band 420.00
Reduction of indebtedness.. 1,352.00
Miscellaneous expenses 650.00
Maintenance of the library. .$1,000.00
New books for same about. 100.00 ,
Total i $1,100.00
Oiling streets 600 00
Rnnd. Interest and Sinking Fond..
Fair " 750 00
Sewers . W
Total for all funds $15550.00
Annual Medical Society Meeting. .
Dr. R. I Kleinsorge of Silverton
. . . 11 . A 4k. Pnllr.
was eleerea preincn
Yamhill-Marion Medical eoeiety a
. 1 n.l mwMnP lUflftOav " K '
Other officers elected were: L Wood,
Amity, first nee-president; t. v. mmr
this, Monmonth, second viee-pre
a.i- J. R. Pemberton. Salem, thirt
vice-president and Prinee Byrd, ae
retary. The meeting waa attended by
several physicians irom -lamette
valley poinU and by many
members of the legislator, ur. n.
Bteiner gave a lecture on "Btenlixar
tion of tb Unto," ana ur. u. m.
Griffith spoke on "Prevalence . Pre
vention, and Benonsnese oi "
TV IWll diseUSU OB tOt-
lnwed the diseonraea.
Oregon rower Has Unique Window.
A ligbthoose with t revolving npi,
to varn e'lips off the rwkv coast ap
pear in an of the window, oi v.
. TV I i mi
Oregon rower ' -
nas eansed eonileraoi eomn.
from oa-sewhr. Th objert of th
window is to emphasise the vein t
his in prsrti'1 rmji7 lf-
" trip waa we'l ' rth FaDs City.