Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1917)
lxt folk CEotttttn hammer
DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917
(THE HOME PAPER)
a- . .
(TPLAN hAYUKtu "'TEllS HOW TO PRUNE
liiiK Aim. C. X Matlock, administra
tor of till' Pwl-ito if 1i M-..41...I-
1 - vu""" 1-Ulil M. .Uillllll'l. . I
GRANGERS, asking $7000 damages against Aim, o
Jprf WANT STAT. Aiu.
r3 lhe regular panel and a SDecial
- 1 " " CAllttUOlCU 1UUH-
flMMiu,iA u -v ueiuie iB aiiorneys were able to
Favors consouaation . t .. f Lecture Is SnDolemfintArl ttv "Pra
nAfidd TWlui? With UA 1 ..-j Ti t ... ,
Cyjuyw . i-u nt;i we eviuence. it was neces-
ttd Cheaper Lime. sary to subpoena two bystanders be-
iore tue jury was completed.
Imm.fidifl.lplv nffpr flm i'hw
.Lives of the state feder- drawn, the men were taken to view More than 40 fruiter of Poll-
t""" ...J ll.- thA ui,n.,n nf t
ilor, state grange uuu uic c i iuem. county attended the lecture bv Pro-
gon have gone on record Damages in the sum of $1000 were fegsor V. S. Brown, of the Oregon
,m of Mrs. Winnie Bra- awarded to C. N. Matlock by the jury Agiicultural college, on pinning ves-
s, cheaper lime. Mrs. iui nignt at o o ciock alter aeiiDera- terday morning and went with hiu
.hted a petition in this tions of five hours. The damages are to the Rov Craven orchard : th. a(.
.. i .1 L-3 -itoaaaaaaA OMinct Pit.!..!: n. A In. . - ...
t-iroon tor a practical demonstration
ol i e points touched upon in his
tical Demonstration in Orchards;
Frtut Physiology Explained.
naieu a .mv.u.. ... . - -
ilv which advocated a assessed against Christian Aim
ted lime Dlant
lotion of irround limeH Skunks Are Source of Revenue, tall,
r sit for agricultural use. Forty-two dollars per day is a neat lecture took up pruning from
W ot the state omces hubs sum of waees. But that is tl,e frtendpoint ot plant physiology
with labor, though in a whflt one I)nllns farmer ilpnrpH mi "I'd proved very instructive. The
I mn mat pruuoscu uj at
Minn committee of the
La state aid for market-
were the two cniei rec-
nf the ioint committee,
i. Salem early in the week,
uj resolution was passed:
mr the retention of the
Ljioner's office as an ex-
including factory mspec
Ihe existing law and the
iki hoard of child labor
Litrial welfare commis-
far the elimination of one
widen! commissioner rep- This amir is for the convenience of ,.-u. : .j i,.
.... I 1 ... . BUnilgUl, 1U UlUCI lu oupfij v.w
1.1. .t.l. ami tnft eiinstlfll-1 .1..- L 1 l.J . lAni:nM t n . ' .
Iw l81UUpcn wuu IlttB uuu liu luauiiig a- fnnJ n fl.ft rpp
I As eommjssion's physician I eilities, heretofore. Materials are be
Fffl . !.. nf i 11- J --LZ
imemuer ot www virim? ffamerea rapiaiy ana aciive cuu
struction will soon follow.
Two reasons were eiven' for the
side or lateral branches bearing first.
The central branches get the strong-
. a c .. ,1 ...... 1. nI,f vmnA
est now oi aau miu juou m
TiimrT niv Tminnnniif Th. side
.....1IUUIK.I Mil KMII IM tlUWUI lUDbCBU v-
i j s i. i : nnir hiiiiiiibihb
jrance iuna oe rcuuiieu tin mm uni I UIHWIIIIW II
L salaries of tHe eommis-
h physician to be $3000
t ice is made compulsory."
mt expressing the com-
imof the three organiza- N0 SpEciAL OBSERVANCE PRO-
adoressea 10 iue .....mimmtninittii
1UB BUPMUll Ol
asked foT the following,
to the above recommen-
tt 126 Btrenirtbening the
213 a good roads bill
organizations with the
tr the amendment of our
nth labor, tiiougn in a what one Dallas farmer cleared up ilr,(l proved very instructive. The
than that proposed by iast Monday. Jack Lynn, residing professor first told bow the plant or
inn committee of the noB tl Pflnnj pomnn a vour.r trep petst its food sunnlv. Bv
miles southwest of town on route two, 8 process of osmosis, the food is
killed 12 pole cats on that day. The 1 -:en Irom tue 6011 Dv lae 1001 naira,
skins of these animals are worth an the c0" saP Soes riZht UP tlle tree
aveniffH nf 3.!i0 ench. Mr. T.vnn and then out to the leaves, or th(
will ship the skins to an eastern fur stomach ol the plant. A radical
company. chemical change takes place when the
sunugnt reacnes ine green leaves;
S. P. Co. Rushing Work on Spurs, horates are formed like sugar,
Ivhiph sm Hnxen r ip trpp. strprifrthpn-
The local Southern Pacific office has -i. .1 tt 1 j v
jjj. , uey VAU1U1I1CU WW
received orders to rush the construe- irdling uils trees because it cuts off
1: 11. I nAl. I D 0
lion 01 tue spur 10 me luuuicioui men
the farmers' union, and
James Stewart and M.
f the state grange
bunkers in Dallas and also to build
nn "industry Rnur" at Falls Citv.
This spur is for the convenience of
Day Is Set Aside For Thoughtful
ConiWation.5Ltha jralu of
- Saring By AH Classes.
Tomorrow is Thrift day.
rm j... Lnn luan ilneirmatan hV ... .1. i:.
ntion law so that titles Danier8 and business men throughout "R00t pruning is just as important
eciea more quicKiy. country as a penoo ior uiuugui- iimo pruning, "iu
jiu i6i, yiuviuiug iui.p (.nnsiaeraiiuu ou mo it"f - ine rouK" cuua -
' the farmers. classes of persons not only of the the live wood. If two roots
lave the state aid us in necessitv of saving Din aiso oi emu- bin(1 on one anoiuer, me
l.l Jt . wn;i . .. inn ;n Uvintr i. A.,t anil iha little 11-
n:ig pruuieujs uuu o 6""" gating ine many aico m snouia ue uv u u
inspection law similar N special program is planned for urous- roots near the center should
line state ol wasiungion. tne 0bser'ance ot me aay m De Cut out Decause uc.t "j -r -
fn house bill 227, known bnt locaI people will join the nation interfering with the packing ot
lui;n liii ... : (no wild scramble for t. nmund the tree."
i""""ii in pnusiuK in -
ipposed to any cnange in if ren zation or giory or i"
iir-law. We favor the i Ao 0T what-not, to ponder a
ine one day rest in sev- hjttie on thritt.
In heading, the best plan is to pick
...i hr in live BOOd iuu
11 UUU"' " ' - I UUb ll"1" ww " ,
n thrift. mnk a eood balance and
j JllllC V11 v.- , . . tU . ..... o
in favor of making the ,.The idea of thnft is one which e accordingiy. Professor Brown
to school directors and r1I asree is worthy and more particu- cautioned the fruit men not to hack
iropertv qualification- ot larly because of the high cosi oi 1 at the 8man brancues aii
(kool elections. We are :, S.A T. H. West, chairman ot he gtomach of the tree would
uv chano-e in our initia- Lu thrift committee of the Oregon Jn,.lr-j bv the loss of leaves. Uet
f twdum laws. ,-bapter of the American Institute ot I stocky inBf with a g00d root
w a prison labor plan BanUing. . system, first, and then pic oui v...
ii.. i i :m .flt.-i p n.rift i hv no means ... ... i,,. advice.
cuumj ine least jjoaoi'"- " i ne e"; ul l"'J" ". P ,i main iimu
ll'ith free labor. limited to the financial welfare ot tne The critical period of a tree w
'th( mpptinir were O. R. :j:..:j.I Its oractice, not only re- , .. . from flve to eight years
i . . tj T ,u 1 . i.. in flnlllirS anC .. m !.. n.nninO 111) to this
a. Kynerson ana v. i., n a compeiemc , 0ld. ioo neu.j --o -r
.j.'i.- . i-u . n su" , . i i -.Wacter throueh . - th. bear ne and tends
icutrauon OL ihuoi , ppnta nut ucvcifo - 1Lue ymo
R. Shnmwav and J. Lif.pontrol. self mastery and tne sen- l produce guckers, or wc
fn, nninri and t Vint thrift inspires. Q)00ta. On the othe
A. C. PROFESSOR TALKS TO
LOCAL FRUIT GROWERS.
the sari snnnlv and the roots die. One
idea in pruning is to get as many
branches as possible exposed to tne
branches bend and the construction
keeps the food out on the end.
Professor Brown extilained that it
was necessary to understand the mir
nor differences in the growth or tne
various fruits and even in the dif
ferent varieties of the same fruit,
in order to prune intelligently. As
an illustration he told how many cut
'off iruit buds because some varieties
bear fruit buds on the ends ot the
short shoots near the center of the
Stone fruits, like the peach,
never do; they have leaf buds, only,
to prouuee , .
tie shoots. On the other band if
mfidenee inai .-r ne suouia. v . -
Founders of Thrift day proposed to, thick a th is allowed mildew
1 nttention to, . a ntdor diseases are lia-
:.. cnme attention
have evervone ,,
trmatter of thrift and to start the
k Proves Disastrous, thrift habit. Pni and ur -
fcan of this citv received have planned programs -
pen fracture of a bone
I Wednesday afternoon,
I jack rabbits up Rick
Mr. In man spotted a
I nd pulled the trigger
nozzle had become jam-
and exploded, break-
in his hand, tearing nis
'Inking him up in gener-
servance of the day.
Sunt Ellsworth Resigns.
Sn'.ZL hn for the past
Jl vears has been superintendent
T he' WiiUmette Valley Lumber
nlant here, has rested
company s plant .ne" . . . -lv
lt evening with lus lamnj
ano i1 " , i
V Mora Slowly.
f the railroad embargo
P?o on hops, this com-
pwn slow to move tnis
"ednesdav H. L. Fen-
f ar to Chicago and an-
P out today or tomor-
Msemen estimate that
lOO inn-- 6'"" ..
.j ...i. .n,l other diseases are lia
5T to ". holJi- btJT
Bhould.be topped as lightly
consistent with ts strength and
shane The small branches should
be Tinned sufficiently to allow light
and air to reach tne ir. .y -Cted
branches may be W -U th
tree is in full e, ore the
" Summer pruning has not been
cently," saia rivici v,
important, however and should be
rtt. was affiliated U8ca " Jl'.;-- tends to bring
pany. fr vears t DUUI. . ' ruJZZ ..,!!. Carl
ith that comF".' - tne irw . - . . . ihi.
p Td, where he becomes man
- .... ..tin? department of
aeer Fir and Lumber eom
the Domrlas Fir ano
Wltn ID"' . r
before coming to Dallas-
a. H VassaH Sells Out
bon d be taken in not doing thU
sno u tt. at that would
summer won . . .
. mr tt...,T sells v . . , v m in me
sail Company- ngme inter. time
MBS. BRAOEN HONORED
minutes. He had been forced to
lpnvn the ioh nf unhiliviHimr tlm John
FIRST WOMAN TO BE SUPT. OF H. Smith" donation land claim Sat- POLK
uruay ano ie nis instrument on me
grounds. He received a hurry-up call
W'nilnpAilnv min-nincr fur ft small lob
near Suver and rather than transfer
aroimd on the railroad, re decided to
hike it. He left at 12:45 p. m. and
arrived at Simpson station at 3 o'
clock, a distance of nine miles, air
line. Mr. Robb said it was just like
going from winter to summer when
he descended into Cooper Hollow
from 'the summits south of Dallas.
Says She Will Make Good If Sup
ported By the People of
Buys Auto Truck.
W. L. Soeliren has purchased a
one-ton truck for use in his increas
ing warehouse business. The truck
the Ford attachment tvne. with
large carrier box and will enable Mr.
Soeliren to make deliveries more
quickly and cheaply than has hereto
fore been possible. The truck is the
first of its kind in Dallas.
son station in the Luekiamute conn- ft rt APTIflM AM DDIRPC
try Wednesday, in two hours and 15 II U HU I IU11 Ull UMUUL
Mrs. Winnin Ttrnrlpn. spprptnrv nf
the Dallas Commercial club, has been
chosen superintendent of the agricul
tural pavilion at the next Oregon
State fair. Mrs. Braden is the first
woman to be honored with this po
The nnnnintmpnt. camp unsolicit
ed," said Mrs. Braden, in discussing
the subiect. "Althoiurh I have re
ceived congratulatory letters from
several commercial clubs over the
stale, I feel that it is the support of
the people of Polk county that will
enable me to make good. If they
continue to have confidence in me, I
hope to succeed. I have found my
reward for my work as secretary of
the Commercial club and as superin
tendent of the Polk County Fair as
sociation in the results obtained and
shall bear the same attitude toward
my new position."
When asked how she lelt aoout
getting a position hitherto filled by
men. she said: "I learned long ago
that woman in a public office is ex
pected to do fully as well or oeiter
than a man in the same position and
I expect no gratitude for my efforts.
However, I am pleased to nave re
ceived the office and hope there are
some at least who are glad to see a
woman on the job. I do not thinK
tho hallnt or office holding should be
put on a man or woman basis, but
should be judged by ability and ex
perience." ti. Rtoto Fair board at its meet
ing in Salem this week also adopted
entirely new bylaws and outlined t
new plan for handling the State Fair
TTnila. tin new bv-laws all super
intendents are made elective insteaa
of appointive. In addition an execu
tive committee has oeen crem.
The committee selected includes M. L
Jones, Brooks, and A. C. Marsters
Roseburg, executive committee; A. C.
nr T v. rfevnnlds. La Grande,
and Mrs. Elizabeth Tozier Weather-1
red Portland, finance committee, with
President M. W. Savage, of Corval
lis, president of the board, acting as
head of the commiuees uu -member.
rwi,- envun-intendents than Mrs.
Braden named are: Mm. Alice Weis,
ter, Portland, art department, vyu
liam Schulmerick, Hillsboro, live
stock; Savior E. Smith, Portland,
sultry; E. F. Carlton, balem, eau-
tro reached to appropn-
... ci in for the speed program.
One dav will be given over to auto
races, and the track will be plowed
and reworked to speed it up mai-
Stockmen are assured a futurity
contest for Poland China ano in
in j . tn hp selected oy a.
tt t prptarv of the board, who
11. ucot -
will secure the recommendation irai
various livestock associations.
OUTSIDERS TO TALK AT FEED.
Commercial Clnb Invite. W. B. Mea-
Mi am and D. M- Lowe Fen. 7.
The Commercial club has invited
two outside speakers to be present
at their banquet Wednesday night.
Word has not been received but both
are expected to accept.
tt- r f.,h,m of Baker has been
asked to speak upon the "Commer
cial Club." Mr. Meaenam w
ii.. .lnfc t Raker and has bad
lary oi i v.-
extended experience in the wort
AWAITS RESULTS OF
WEST SALEM MEETING.
Salem Bridge Committee Is Consid
ing Ferry; Thinks Polk County
Is Trying To Keep Business
Ira F. Smith Lecture Tonight
Senator Ira F. Smith of Coos and
Curry counties and former sheriff of
this county will deliver his lecture on
"Assessment and Taxation" at the
circuit court room tonight. Mr. Smith
is giving the lecture at the invitation
of the Commercial club which is hope
ful of a large attendance.
Ship Cattle to Nevada.
Walter J. Domes of McCoy recent
ly shipped six bulls and three heifers
from his fine herd of Avreshires, to
ranchmen at Minden, Nevada. The
cattle were sold by Mr. Domes at an
average price of $150 each.
S. P. GO. STARTS SCHOOL
APPRENTICES GET FOUR HOURS
A WEEK INSTRUCTION.
Mechanical Drawing, Algebra, Tool
Sharpening, Hap Reading, Draw
ing Learned on Company'! Time
An arjDrentice school was started in
the local Southern Pacific shops Mon
day afternoon, in which four tours
a week instruction is eiven in me
chanical drawing, algebra, tool sharp
ening, map reading and drawing and
other subjects valuable to shop mechanics.
The three apprentices in the local
shops get this instruction on the com
pany'e time. The young men who are
receiving the first lessons in tne new
school are: Henry Hartman, Frank
f!pmv and Rhinehart Dornacher. Six
LtW ahnn pmnlovees are taking ad
vantages of the instruction on ineir
nwn limp As soon as the school is
thoroughly installed the company ex-
pecto more of its men to enroll.
TK Knnthprn Pacific company has
fostered this method of helping its
men to the top or their professions
Schools of a like na
ture are being conducted in many of
th. Inrmr towns of the state, uaiias
would have had it sooner were it not
for the fact that the apprentices here
get work on donkey engines and mill
and light plant machinery, which is
,t antrvwhere available. This valu
able experience added to the instruc
ts-, thos will receive in tne new
UUU9 '." .....
..il nm local armrentices an an
vantage over most of the shop begin
The school plan is further advanced
in the Brooklyn shops at Portland
than other places in Oreeon. A regu
lar daily school gives each boy one
lav nnder an instructor.
The eompany's apprentice term is
four years. The first preparatory year
i -t i. n hnnr wafes. The
IB ercu "v - '
et i,.lf nf the aeeond vear at l'Vie-.
the last half at 20c; the third year
at 2214c ; the first half of the last
year at 25c and the last six months
The commercial elub from v 27' per
standpoint of the rnral district wui , mi n ,he term the p
be dteMed 1 by D M. U-e of Ash-, ft diponll if eonsidered
Mr. Lowe has exhibited ' hieh entitle. him to 42e.
tZ:Z rn. . T frT.lv k the proper time
H 2000 bale, of hops Company. H.rry Tiers, tna not , bearing.
. i . rm rv" v. 1
jcal Men Attend Road MeetU
r ,,atv Foadmaster J. W. Finn,
J SUTn- Cdle and WUliam
Kattended the ope. -eeUng
r i'ni ones 01 u-'F", . y n 4 tomp""-'- , - .1..
U here. With the - J h had charge! the
crop, of the h0r:!ro,bep.st J- ,
"J nave been soiu J I ... fist .-.
If -be old firm ano ohj--
P MATLOCK ?1M0.
una. . ,.
-nltural product, at every a""
-1 .i,nw in the middle west end west
. . t. irht vears. In most
ior 11K .
instances, be ha. handled Oregon pro-dneta.
Two talks on tne a"
. j:r.t atandnointo were ar-
irom hiikt.... -r - ,
. . 1 . unnnf a DeT-
ranred in di"" , t. I
tPT nndenrtandine of the ideal rela-,
X I Hi? rf.rryt of and Hirii-J
at Salem Tuesday
! X U tract ju east otd "-.riek and 0ear
rf the "VMn jJ tM, year.lmzht E-C. culn
U. ,;tv and will farm it J ..k:HaTter were "r Vmmooth
Salem Compel. CoTrt
Vm Systandera. th- fit "no " thi, week w,ts , nay. b Monmooth
1 t,Jit '- Hire arrived " the and attended tne
ta. he attended hi. '-tta" Tito, Archie Parker and
the ease resolt.ne; boose on r rj-relopmcni,
v - nLiiri.
i- -, ,
ohiU .lAt which Ion?.
r eeath of bis mother,! eompany.
BONE DRY AT 4 TODAY
The state of Oregon will be
"bone dry" at 4 o'clock thi.
afternoon. The bill u now in
Salem is doing all the talking
about the inter-county bridge situa
tion this week. Judge Kirkpatrick
and Commissioners Manston and
Beckett are waiting to see what will
lie done at the West Salem mass
meeting tomorrow afternoon before
making any statements in reference
to their future action.
A nontoon bridge is the latest sug
gestion for remedying the situation.
Paul H. Sroat, formerly a resident
of Salem, who makes that city on
business quite 01 ten, veneves max
tlia mnftf Aponnmip.al enlntinn nf tllA
problem of crossing the Willamette
nver pending tne construction 01 tne
hiphwav bridg-a ia a nontoon hridse.
Mr. Shroat lived in Nebraska City,
on tne west oanK 01 the Missouri
river, when the neorile of that vicinitv
were facing the same problem that
confronts Marion and folk counties.
Hn said: "I have come in contact
with a number of Salem merchant
who complain of a very noticeable
falling off in their trade from the
weat aide nf the river. Thi. could
be remedied by building a pontoon
bridge across the Willamette, it
could be moored below the old
bridge, using its piers for anchor
ago. It would require approximate
ly 1000 feet of roadway to reach
across and with sufficient scows on
pontoons to support it ought not to
Wiar morn than two-thirds of the
cost of planking the railroad bridge
with the added advantage 01 naving
the scows and timbers left for sale
after the new bridge is completed.
A small toll would pay ior a man
to watch it -and open the draw,
rhich is provided whenever boat, de
sired to go through.
The whole thing in a nutshell from
tli Salem viewno'nt. is how to (re.
the most Polk county business for the
least outlay. balem mercnanu
thmnirh the Salem paper, have ac
cused the Polk county court of hav
ing ulterior motives in homing up
the building of the bridge. They
think Polk county is not anxious to
build a bridge at all and thus Keep ,
business from Salem, when as a mat
ter of fact, Polk county want, to
spend its one-third of the cost on
bridge that will last for all time and
not need replacing every 26 years.
The attitude of Salem business men
may be seen from the following ed
itnriol plinnpd fmm the Statesman,
yesterday: "The way to get a bridge,
and the only way, 1. ior jumtoh
county to proceed to build it A steel
structure of the best type ean be
built for $168,000, .0 tne engineer
.... hairorlp. with the Polk eoun-
ty officials, who do not want to build
any kind of a bridge, over a cod
erete structure that will cost not
less than half a million dollars t Mar
ion county is able to build the steel
bridge without any assistance from
Although considering tni pnase 01
ti.. nnipT tha Marion eonntv court
1110 , P 1 ....... . -
and the Salem Commercial elub hesi
tate, to take any definite steps until
the meeting is held in nesi oaien,
. Th. rnnl. nf West Salem
are the most affected of any rM
county eitizens and both .ides are
:rM t. if anvthinir will devel-
waiung i" j " - . .
op out of the secession talk, wnicn
the Salem paper, mane so
early in the week. .....
The Salem Commercial eiuo w -
iously considering a ferry a. the
agent of temporary relief. The elub
:u mpt Wcdnesdav afternoon
COIUUJllV-ro " ' ,
and considered Mveral offer, for tne
establishing of a ferry.
The bridge situation, oevoia 01 -
ealled "ulterior motive." and mean.
and method, to defeat them. Menu
to line np abont Uka thi:
nri... tk. mtinr laat week of the
two eounty courts adjourned, thera
STa..di.f the idl l arurnoo.. a-. - J of
n.hip that .honld rt between the hand, of he governo rand l mmMon tot t
the commercial elub snd the rural h. wiu rigTI rt at that hour. u nMteio
district Thirsty one. ean tUl get a ind Marion eounty. '
1 . . . .l: 1 v if thev t.. railara stand.
r. Anrnvrr I. Soma Hiker.
County Sorvevor Homer Robb jns
tifW hi friends i" niek-namin
tlx "Hikuif Cwidate" in the last
-1 -i-.- wrn be walked
4 IWU WUUIJ .
4 was no definite data aet for another
"conference between tne im
(The Polk eounty court U studying tha
I plan, for a concrete bridge and the
': u mnrt is aatisfied that
,,ivu . ..
satisfactory to 8a-
I b :- aiaada oa its pron
erw 1 ci.iw . v j -. .
omtion that even if the bridgej waa
laat shipment however, if they
wire for it, oui w m I"""" inft .
, m bT Fe0. planked at an expena. of 12,M0 or
of th. expre- bT rrt" J lt M not be 4 mnW U-
raary 7. two eounty eorrrti had let a contrast
deeUm eampaitTi. w-ru o - ,T .-44,44
noea country from Dallas to Simp j
for th. bridge.
'It r '
1 1 1