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C (TWTCE-A-WEEK) DALLAS, POLE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY. JANUARY 26 1 ittjt vnm
- ' 7 ' uvjuxi (oiaa; flU, 9
K. ..... I
IS HOLD SPUDS
lp polk fcmtg
nKABLE- TO SECURE
Lunder or, CROP.
L To 2c. Per Pound But
U Rely on Scarcity Tor
are at a standstill in Polk
Here are seven buyers in
md some fifteen carloads
i but farmers are holding
l.r ulvances in pnce. The
Jjure is $J per Hundred
;j per cent ot the potatoes
this vicinity during ttte
weeks' stampede are stor
is, Pedee and Airlie. The
ue been unable to secure
fce railroad company has
refused to receive spuds
astern points because they
l the cold weather would
;i while on the company 's
few cars have been ship-
irtland but none lately. One
i buyer has asked for two
for Portland shipping and
he risk himself. The com
mit be liable for damages
Is unless they are shipped
Ward fruit cars.
Irs report business as dull,
r hard to conceive of any-
Urich when there are seven
fcpeting for some 15 car-
Ms, when most of the pro
L the firm conviction that
L 1 jo up still further. It
I ( r, that the fellow who is
' suffer the hardships of the
" ; ii dig nto 'he more re"
iitt of the county, 13 the
who will be able to buy
!k( present market condi-
tame is a gamble. Farm-
Inng on the general scaici-
I: product and the strong
bring them further ad-
Joe even hope for $4 a hun-
tj, and buyers especially,
drop as soon as the car
Blows them to move the
stored. The Idaho crop
i beeome a factor in the
;ntry around Ridgefield.
experiencing much the
'.. iinn inspired tins eonipnnv of
singers to plan for a much more olah
orate ami meritorious production for
huster Sunday evening
The musical people of Indepen
aence nave expressed a willingness
to co-operate with Dallas talent and
the combined chorus should as2reate
" i voices.
D. V. Poling, director, has recom
mended a production from the pen
of a noted French composer, which
in ever' way is worthy of the best
efforts of local talent. It is expect
ed that rehearsals will soonbegin on
Florio's "Easter King," and Dallas
and Independence will be privileged
to hear as fine choral work as any
section of the state.
The sing will not in any wav inter.
fere with the regular easter sen-ices
conducted by the churches of the two
HAS LEAD (N CLUB WORK DALLAS WINS HANDILY
POLK BOYS AND GIRLS TAKE
Rickreall Organizes First Pig Club;
Girls Learn Sewing, Baking
PRODUCE BUSINESS LAUNCHED
Simkina and Larking Locate in Skat
ing Rink Building.
Lloyd Simkins and John Laikln,
former progressive farmers of the
Spring Valley district, have leased
the skating nnk building at the cor
ner of Jefferson and Oak streets, and
will conduct a produce business there,
paying cash for farm products.
The firm has an auto truck and
will make regular trips through the
country tributary to Dallas, collecting
eggs, chickens, veal and pork. The
partners may branch out and handle
other produce in the near future.
HAS BEST GAS IN STATE
CASS RIGGS LIGHTS HOUSE AND
COOKS WITH IT.
Gas Is Odorless, Smokeless and Gives
Bright, White Light; Discovered
While Digging For Water.
Cass Riggs, who lives near Rick
reall, has the best natural gas in the
state of Oregon, according to a Los
duct recently. The gas is odorless
and smokeless and gives a brilliant
Boys and Girls in Polk countv are
taking more interest in the club work
than the boys and girls of any other
countly in the state, according to
Leonard J. Allen, who is traveling in
the interest of the work for the Ore
gon Agricultural college.
-ur. Ajien neiped organize a pig
club at Rickreall Tuesday. Potato,
corn and poultry clubs are popular
among the boys and the girls are
learning to sew, bake and can fruits
and vegetables, under the 10 lesson
plan. The girls' work is in charge
or Miss towgill, but is not yet as
far advanced in Polk eounty as are
the boys' clubs.
"The United States National Bank
of Salem has set aside a fund of
$1,000 to loan to worthy boys and
girls of Marion and Polk counties
who live in and tributary to Salem,
with which to buy pigs for the Pig
club work," said Mr. Allen while
here this week. "This step was re
cently made through the efforts of
W. W. Eyre, vice-president of tie
bank, who is a great lover of boys
and girls and who has been encourag
ing the Pig club work for some
The bank proposes to take the per
sonal note of members for one year at
a low rate of interest, for sums not
to exceed $10. The money is to be
invested in a pure bred pig and the
note paid from the proceeds. In cas
es where a large sum is required the
bank will very probably arrange to
increase the amount, as Mr. Eyre be
lieves that the very best obtainable
pigs are the ones for the boys.
The objects of the Pig club work
are to teach the young people the
necessity of live stock on the farms
and the best methods" of managing
and caring for the animals. They are
taught that it is possible to grow
their pigs very largely on cheap feeds
and that it is more profitable to have
ANGEL IS OUTCLASSED
SCORE IS 46 TO 4.
Woods Is Star; Visitors Unable to
Break Up Local's Teamwork or
Pierce Their Defense.
Mr. Riggs has taken advantage of
his discovery and lights every room well-bred pigs. Crop growing of dif
in his house with gas. He also uses ferent kinds such as eorn, clover.
Iv and pnce conditions; )n enok with and savs there hasn't
ii Dallas. Buvers are active . . fl in h:s -not .stove since
ft is K2 a hundred, une
Wight over $30,000 worth
in Clarke county; he has
r 90 cars.
inonian editorially com-
the potato situation in
; recently as follows
succeeding years invar-
(tion to sell everything
reservin? onlv the poor-
m wanting. It is a nan- . ;neta the lishtin? system.
The gas collects under the pressure i StBtes government. H. C. Seymour. aGre?orJ..g yesterday afternoon,
of the water, which is pumped off lforw resident of Dallas and onceThe fiJht scarred Saturday night in
.m l used to water ?tork. The pres-j snT,erintenrtent of Polk county T0Dt 0f j c. Havter's book store,
sure is anptixirrately in pounds. Mr- ononis. j leader of the movement j Attornevs G. O. Holman and Jo-
Rirgs has not nttemptel to capiii'-j;n Oresron. The extension aepan-jgepi, Hel?erson for the defense show-
April. The gas can be brought to a
heating temperature in five minutes.
The gas was first discovered 25
years ago when Mr. Rig.'s dug a well
for water. He detected a little gas
when he had gone down 50 feet, but
there was not enousrh to cause him
.0,,,, tliniiorlit Sixteen vears ago
! a result of periods of j)e jnstated a pump, however, and
nigh prices, because 01 . h usjn the eas ever since. Id
lflll Mr. Riggs' son became enthus
;iii nvpr the oossihilities of rue
or potatoes, or wnarnor. natnrai ?as and pursuadet Ins tamer
Bvstem and it causes
xwl fnrmine: but hn,T""i
st it is and the remedy
noint out than to en-
fact is that it may yet
mint iH'Pre v
plnnt our pota'o neel-
ilon? with an pvep-lin'-
W1 next year. Failure to
for our own reeds
Prions matter, for "We bnt ,xpert some dav to cooperate in
util;nng the superfluous gas.
The farm is s:tuatcd four mile
from Rickreall. between Rickreall
and McCov and Mr. Riers extenls a
iL. n.liliA tn in-
hearty invitation 10 i-.c
rape, peas, etc, is a part of the work
so that each boy may raise the nec
essary feed instead of baying.
hogs and the members are instructed j p yast0(n '
in swine judging and selecting fori en " ' '
market and breedine purposes. One!,. .. '
of the greatest benefits the young peo
ple derive from the work is the bus
iness principles, the idea of bnyina
a pig. growing it and later selling it
or its offspring, so as to make
The bovs' and girls' club work is
done through the co-operation or the
(By H. K.)
The basketball game Wednesday
nignt was all Dallas. The smaller
and more inexperienced Mt. Angel
college team was unable to cope with
the wonderful teamwork, defense and
unerring basket shooting of Woods,
Fenton, Boydston, Shaw and Ma-
Laird Woods had a "bum" even
ing; the best he could do was 10 bas
kets, seven of which were registered
in the last half. Seven is some bas
kets for one half of a basketball
game. Boydston was not far behind
with seven counters and Fenton and
Shaw grabbed three each.
The Mt. Angel bunch won the re
spect of the fans with the good
sportsmanship displayed. They bat
tled right along until the last whistle1
never letting np an instant and never
crabbing" at opponent or referee.
They had an alibi, which they did
not publicly voice, however. The floor
was 100 per cent more slippery than
they had ever played on and they
were unable to play the game they
are really capable of. Alibis are
alibis but this one listens better than
Shanedling, the stocky right for
ward of the visitors, is the mainstay
of their team. He scored the only
two baskets credited to Mt. Angel.
Pashek, at guard, showed ability in
the floor-work department but was
unable to cover the shifty Woods. It
seemed almost necessary to hold both
of Laird's hands to keep him from
locating the hoop.
Mt. Angel was forced to resort to
the long shot style of offense, which
was very ineffective. Shaw or Ma
theny usually got the rebound and
started the old Dallas teamwork go
ing. Five or six passes and a man
would get loose under the basket;
zip, and two more points would be
added to the already lopsided score.
Only two fouls were called, one on
Matheny and one on Woods. Center
Classic of the college team missed
both free throws.
Dallas Mt. Angel
F Shanedling (4)
"CHIC" WELLS NOT GUILTY.
E. T. Colsen's "Assault and Bat
tery" Charge Tails to Stick.
"Chic" Wells was found not guil
tv nf itMAult And battery on E. T.
aericultnral college and the United j 0iserl by the jury in Poliee Judge
lnnA fliif tl-a mH "
l"i which we can draw to
deficiency, and ten
higher thn w. Ti
e nuality of next sei
hi gas hevon l his personal uses, bu; ; mmt nf the fole?e. under whose su-;ed that the fi?ht had been brewing
is confident that there is sufficient ; ppjnn the wrk is carried on. im j for 8ome time M ft nit cf pro
gas present to supply at least his ; f() fnver tf)e stete every two months. 'tnlftej enmity between Wells and
neiehbors. He doesn't have the c P-.yanv towns are fortunate in beins the Colsen fam'ily and that Wells was
ital to invest in an extensive system ' p)nM1 to f0rvallis; they get more 1 jnstified in hitting Colsen because he
its. Mr. Allen, who was in uuii.b naJ 11 h,m a T1e name and rtarea
Tuesday, has been workinsr in him to hit.
ioat counties and through the valley j The eTi,jen(.e brought out the fol
for some time. He is about to start 0WlDg story 0f the meeting, Satur-
' Vrand to e blow par spwt the little plant he has installed.
;f Mst reelect." i
SOME ACTIVITY IN HOPS.
"I was written f'O"" 'e 1
hWToint and the "is-
for a six weeks' tour of eastern Ore-day n;gnt. Wells bumped into Colsen
son. !in passing him on Main street; Col-
It is the intent of the college to Mn w nis wife uj daughter
eire bovs end girls information """-.-ho were with him: "It's a wonder
instruction along lines of industrial toat TOung mm wouldn't take the
and agricultural work that they like-!whoie side walk." Wells turned and
Wal Pries ar I-! . w.n, 1917 Thev are tamrht the most mooem . M he wouId if he wanted to. nen
rain ne-t year unless A Few Raisers Are C0 'j wethois, Md fairs and other eompe-, Welu to the haliay by Staf-
"tifir-ate the fact and ! Crop at Aronno x i ,itjon are offered to promo, e rin's drug store ne nao
ivailable ernund to! Tnere h, been a little activity ; .test efforts for improvemenu . at d tow colsen m o o.u
Ihnns locallv during the pa-t week. i Mj 1, who win the most hon-! heard Colstn bt& called him a nl
. RT,rs for Portland houses are mak-;orl it the rtate fair each year are Banlt Colsen said he didn t remem-
sTy Play BasVetbalL 1 r? 0-casional visits to local grow-, , free gnmmer course .-u Ur it bnt Be wouion 1 n.v.
m k : .!, nn . j :. .m instances nai "'"" it 1 orvaiiis. it lar 11 ne aia. -r
if her tender age of four had given
her the power of argument, could
tell you differently. One live-reel
picture brought her both, and her
chubby dimpled faee is enshrined in
the hearts of the multitudes whom
she has charged with her extraordi
In "Shadows and Sunshine" she
was again directed by Henry King of
tsaiboa, who bas shown rare talent in
bringing out the best there is in the
baby star. Particularly notable is
her entire freedom from self-con
sciousness before the camera. The
supporting east includes R. Henry
tirey, Daniel Gilfether, Mollie Mc-
Connell and Lucy Pevton.
On Sunday and Monday nights
Irene-tenwick will appear in "A Co
ney Island Princess," with Owen
Moore for the first time on the Para
WILL TEACH PRUNING
PLAN MODERN POULTRY SHOW
Expert Unable to Attend Annual
Meeting Bnt Will Co-operate.
C. C. Lamb, of the poultry de
partment at the Oregon Agricultural
college, will be nnable to attend the
annual meeting of the Polk County
Poultry association, according to a
letter received by the secretary, Mrs.
The local association had hoped to
have Mr. Lamb present to aid in
planning for a poultry show, but he
bad another engagement that even
ing and wrote that be will be glad to
come to Dallas at some future time.
FRUIT GROWERS ARRANGE FOR
DEMONSTRATION FEB. 1.
Frank Harris Farm in North Dallas
to be Scene of Exhibition Work
KIRKPATRICK TELLS COURT:
CONCRETE OR NOTHING.
Marion County Favors 8teel Bridge;
No Agreement Reached at
The Polk County Fruit Growers'
association hag arranged for a prun
ing demonstration, which will be giv
en by Professor Brown - of Oregon
Agricultural college February 1, on
the Frank Harris farm in North Dal
las. Professor Brown will give a lecture
at ten o'clock in the morning, and
the association wishes orchardists
who are confronted with any prob
lems to present them at that time.
At one o'clock in the afternoon the
outdoor demonstration at the Harris
farm will be given. Exhibition prun
ing of apples, cherries, pears, wal
nuts and prunes will be performed.
Frank V. Brown, secretary of the
Fruitgrowers' organization has ex
tended a hearty invitation to all to
attend both sessions.
At the annual meeting held re
cently the association planned to
bring in the best authorities in the
state at various times to help the
members and local fruitgrowers to
solve their problems, and this "prun
ing bee" k the first step in the plan,
The association is also eo-operatr
ing with the state prune growers'
association to work for the standardi
sation of the prune and is glad to
take np the problems of any fruit
grower in the eounty. O. A. C. rec
ognises the organization, where it
could not the individual. However,
the association will bring in the ex
perts and have them visit the farms
whenever it is possible.
A good-per cent of the fruitgrow
ers in Polk eounty belong to the or
ganization but the present officers are
anxious to increase the number. While
no fruitgrower is barred from the
benefits of the organization, btlll the
members feel that all should belong.
Judge E. C. Eirkpatrick toV. the
Marion eounty eoort yesterday that
the people of Polk county wanted a
concrete bridge and that he stoiMt for
concrete or nothing. "Salem can set
tle the bridge site for itself; we
won't hold up construction on that
but we positively want a concrete
bridge." said the judge.
The Marion county court has nevet
decided definitely on any type of
bridge, but wants a bridge heavy
enough for all traffic Judge Bushey
said: "We put it up to the state
highway commission as to the type
of bridge and they decided the only
thing to do was to build a rteel
bridge and therefore this court fa
vors a steel bridge." The Salem of
ficials think that the structure of the
riter bottom is not able to support s
Jaiee Kirkpatrick said he was
guided more by the wishes of Polk
county and the examples of the rail
roads of today, who are building con
crete bridges, almost entirely. He
said: "The people of Polk eounty
are not married to the state hiehwav
commission; the commissioners sre
steel bridge architects and know lit
tle about cement bridges." The Polk
county court does not favor a steel
bridge encased in eement, either.
T I U.J kaH lis rrnnnM,
n ' ...i.-a u l vj J I vnilc JudM Clecton, whieh was that
.. n . v l.i,. .hoiiM .til down, nowibly roar
ers as -Mr. Benson ana air. loum. ..-- . . -
No definite agreement was reach-Jry, ana provioe pron" ,u..-m-.--
ed at the meetin yesterday. Judsr Tor a youngster 11 sn. er "P
Kirkpatrick is firm in his decision tojto have her daughter again,
hold out for a eement bridge. He Mr Baa. u marned, .. living
sn attractive cwnwtc vy "
nrl has provided a model
home for the daughter should the
MOTHER BEGS FOR CHILD.
Mollie Bowers Kidnapped Her Dang a-
ter, Marion, Hers in 1914.
Pretty Mollie Bowers that was.
now Mrs. John Bass, pleaded tearful
ly before Juvenile Judge Taxwell yes
terday for the custody ot tier aaugn
ler, Marion Bowers, aged 6.
When a court order took from Mrs.
Bowers her child a year ago, because
of the intemperate life of the mo ti
er, Mollie Bowers staged a sensational
kidnapping and fled with her broiner,
Cecil Stump, into Washington wita
Marion. She was traced and brongni
back to Portland and the daughter
placed with a private family.
Next Thursday, by whieh time tao
court will have had opportunity to ia
quire more definitely not only into, the
life of the young woman, out aiao o
that of her husband, to see if a clean
moral bill can be produced, Judge
Tazwell will decide whether the moth
er is a proper person to have ber
Mrs. Bass said yesterday that she
hsd obeyed the advice of former J-
more games and the present from 11 to Hl4 eents a
'viS ha, eontrseted his He accompanied Mr. Allen in . xh jory . 0u, about flf toes
Wn hid, school has nop ,0 Kleber. Wol ' - hi "Z?-??LZ
returned with the verdict
lea. and the local bovs p.rd. thromr'i Harvey trirt. loesu.y- -J-- -V"
school. The teim is tt, for the 1917 crop. -1 Ftm S. irow.ey, , and tola eus "
..hM a in r i i & nuu, -a vnuiu cm iuu "
V"""- . - . . !- L- .
ctive co-operative interest in MTeraI times.
on a hetter finan'ial ,T0hn Viddletoa
Hbam. soon. TV teem ,u.:T fifM representative, wno -, ,t l4n,in. ; c-jip TOMORROW NIGHT.
consistently .,0, here tHs week. He -u, re-, &U d other places.
tinn.nce of the ame' ,W cent, for t-om - " j .7 a-.7
.etivitv.t-ow.oft.em. John Gr, Dlily Tax , " Bhade-s and
rno,-.. " r .t 11 cents. - -... ... n.,h the a tval 01 bwbmj
'Ai VEST. lufln,s or rer,.i.-. .Ttmnon rolls v V" " . ZZ . -,-: .n .,. land.
l Uved a weea dj -nos oi muxn:T: - - -
.1.. 1 :ir" " - .. - .j.
. " . .. f,nr as it is u?- . . ,1,. rl rr'nrns to the ereen IB --onauu
WHSM r- i hon. at 'the 'V'"""- T.", 8oMoiBe a ahe Gold
a independence. ; rTed tfere - -'.',- if -oreCitv lut twice. - ... ... . y
11. the hands 01 10 . . .
"iu;csl event is 11 cent. "' . ' ' .rket rolls ue o-- theHer on SatTircU..-.
1 j, MiiATtnn ot - - - 1
: I.:.. ,),. lonr be-"!
Y, r at the
by local mnricia-s ' ennH ve retli
1 . . . t. - ral
H win enlist every in-. desnite " , . Hi- time.
Dallas. The Vfwj which are oo ' faU.;iift.
U, nag i the arm-1 mini-h the Oro soPPJ' '
They say there are do sb-wt ots
aid: "The people of my eounty
have expressed a desire for a eement street
bridce, and I shall stand for a eement
bridge until they instruct me other
wise bv a vote in mass meetinr" The
joint meeting adjourned yesterday
that both courts msy 1001 iurcner in
to the matter. A meeting will ne
called early next week, it is tbooeht.
Grange Meets At Moaaionth.
An all day session of the Polk
eoonty Pomona grange will be held
at Monmouth tomorrow, herinniry
at 10 JO in the morninr. Important
matters affecting lecislatioa will be
disenased at the forenoon seasioa and
installation and a prorram will be
the centers of attraction ia the af
ternoon. C. J. HnrJ. jarket master
of Lane eounty, ai'I he the
speaker and installing -Tier.
MIA ha relumed to ber. it
The legal battle over the child be
m before Jodee Catena, tbea a ju
venile judge, three yesrs ago, wae
the daugbter was made a ward of the
eourt after ber father and mother
had appeared and made eharges that
each was incompetent to care for her.
The child was takes to the sosm of
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Grant ia Dallas,
The kndnapping of January 22.
1918, from Portlaad, was tbe seeoad
time tittle Marion waa takes by
mother. Tbe tn. was ia 1914. "bas
Mrs. Bowers aad key brother hired aa
... h;i. iJ aia taa child B
thitt I the yard of tbe Greata ia Dallas aad
took ber to Sales, belore aepmy w
Tonar Snoots Perfect Seor.
A. T. Toner shot the first perfect!
core Tuesday sight since tbe local j
Gun elab changed tareets and lengin
ened the distance to 75 feet. H. A
Webster captured the birt averatv
Ufa from Polk eoonty appreaasoew
I ber. retwea-
u, fame aad fortune. Baby darie,n. Coi 80, and Riley Crave. 69.
Te Decide n BooU Cass Tefc. i.
Wbes tbe eircnit eonrt eoaveBcs Is
MeMinnvUle Febmsry 5 for tbe Yaav
hill eowity seasios. the Booth-Bras-
... n 1 . w . ' , m, ,11 mm Brniiin,
rain. WltB Wl. aoom iajk wan-- mm - - -
oa n nr. (WAT Toner 87 loeated. Rnmor has it that Dallas
Hi, i I wiu ds esoten, "
jkas bees taken.
j Henry Stump V!. T. 3. Crave
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