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I PROMINENT IN
(Mm. Holman Re-
; and Secretary;
mmI convention of
Sunday School as-
Ili in the Baptist
fence. February 9,
It fifty visiting dele-
i a large number
people. At several
I the house was iuii.
sDecial music was
I little Smith sisters
Ire given by MJrs
ung many delegates
red at the church
trie with song and
making a few re
the delegates for
moon session began
ervice led by Rev.
nville. W. S. Stu
Baptist church, wel
hon to the city. In
Phipps, state sec
Iw to Use Our Local
1 Answering to the
hools gave a pleas-
Dunsmore, being ab-
Bpoke for him on
I. Can Our City Sun-
rove!" Rv. Plow-
e Modern Methods and
fjjeei in our Rural
J lumber of questions
Iby Mr. Phipps; he
of the new course
lor high school stu-
after the praise
Evendon of the
ll school substituting
t Bale of the Ore-
ng school, gave an
'Boy and Oirl dur-
Ja., period, '1,.. The
jo evening program
on the "Four Fold
ning addresses were
ind beneficial to all
norning session be-
a devotional, led by
Dallas. Mr. Phipps
Fbat the state asso-
md for and means
Oregon." He said
people hi Oregon
rgamzed classes and
d in the U. S. are
boots. Rev. Claud
Christian church at
1 "What Type of
Teaching gets best
Jarnes spoke on the
acher as Assistant
Stuart on "Below
e Teacher's Respon-
service in the af-
ps gnve an idea of
raining is Doing for
ioIs." Two clauses
ir teacher training
meeting the reports
reasurer were read
n nominating corn-
He following for of-
(Fit, Frank Brown.
-president, M. S.
Mh; second vice-
Lehman, Brush Col-
Fresident, Carl Bing
Holman, Dallas; el-
Pendent, Mrs. Addie
k 'teen age superin-
Aliee Riggs, Oak
N home department.
pis, Oak Grove; ed-
pendent. Rev. W. S.
F. "Has the SundaT
Mat" m-a diaeii)irl
M West Salem. He
f the movement that
Vie who have held
pon parte of the
rrht tn tea down
N up the Sunday
J work. A. R, Ew
Ptt told nf methods
P oreessfnl with bi
"Moon aefunnn i1ned
P hour led by C. A
service in the ev
accepted an ia
' Falls City next
'Vnt lectin- were
"feor Pittman of
t Teacher," and
In the afternoon the "'Teen Age
munis were portrayed by Elsie For
rette of Dallas, who Bpoke on "The
Young Man Worth While," and by
Guy Lee of Perrydalc on "The Young
Woman Worth While." Mr. Phipps
followed this up with a splendid ad
dress on "The Heritage of Youth."
Mr. Phipps then addressed a meet
ing for boys only.
In the evening a union service was
held and the speakers of the evening
were G. Evert Baker, an attorney of
Portland, and C. A. Phipps. This
meeting was largely attended and was
a fitting close for the best conven
tion ever held in Polk county. The
state convention will be held in New
berg, May 16, 17 and 18 and every
school was urged to be represented
Mrs. R, F. Holman, Secretary.
DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1917 (THE HOME PAPER)
SEATS ARE GOING FAST
RECORD CROWD EXPECTED AT
GAME TOMORROW NIGHT.
Dallas Team and Fans Expect Vic.
tory But Multnomah Will Be
Stronger Than Ever.
Dallas Boys on Rickreall Team.
Fred Gooch and Chauncey Haves
went to Independence Wednesd.
night with the Rickreall basketball
team, which was beaten 23 to 14 in
a rough game. Manager Goocli mny
take the Dallas second team to In
Oscar Hayter To Aid Defense.
Oscar Hayter will appear with Vin
ton and Burdett of McMinnville when
the retrial of the Booth-Branson mur
der case is started February 26. The
attorneys for the defense failed to
move lor a change or venue wnen
Judge Belt opened his court in Mc
Minnville February 5. Rumors pre
vious to that date mentioned Dallas
as the seat of trial.
PLAN BIG CEREAL SHOW
MRS. BRAD EN AND PROF. HYS-
LOP START CAMPAIGN.
Will Be First Show of Kind in Ore
gon; Exhibit To Be in Agri
The first real cereal show,.e;er held
in Oregon will be given m conjunc
tion with the State tair at oaiem
this fall, according to the plans of
Mrs. Winnie Braden and Prof. G. R.
Hyslop, of the department of farm
crops at the Oregon Agricultural col-
Th nlntn fair board has promised
$150 towards premiums and a like
amount will be solicited from im
plement houses; this will assure at
.1... will he held in the center ot
the agricultural pavilion and will be
- a UtnoDA ll A V 1 1 1 1 1
in cnarge oi rn"' r.
ti . he classes lor oam,
i.t mo anil Dartev.
grains' will be exhibited in bushel
lots. The full classification and size
nf nheafs have not been definitely de
cided upon, yet, but wu e
ed by Mrs. Uraden, later. -,ject
of the show is to stimulate in
terest in cereal growing and to ex
plain by comparison the relative mer
its and peculiarities of the different
Polk county has tne repuuu"
: h heat oats in Me ""
D. Nairn oi rerrjuu -
t the Seattle Land froaucw
show against the oats of Montana,
-.,i,;om and Uregon i
ber He also won the first prize two
oer. i.ond Pro-
years ago at tne rim" "
ducts show. Polk county grows more
baX than wheat. Most of the wheat
in the county is grown around Ball
In and i of excellent quality; the
eaJin" variety is Red R-rssian. The
mall amount of wait, winter wheat
it.i rmn nere ui
the best in the state.
Can Are More PlentifuL
o.n,.m Pacific company
1 ne . , .u.:. ..r .hortase prob-
seems to na.. ------ ,. to the
l.m nearly in nana, r, --
Willar -e Valley ""Z 'l
carry m . South-
. . U.- or lor
r.r and Foundry
headquarters at Chicago.
Two hundred seats were placed on
sale at Stafrin's Tuesday and they
were practically all sold last night.
Manager Fred Gooch expects a rec
ord crowd for the big game with
Multnomah tomorrow night.
Anotner hundred seats have been
erected and placed on sale and indi
cations are that standing room will
e at a premium, even then. The
gamo has been advertised in Mon
mouth, Independence, Amity, Perry
dale, Rickreall and other near-by
towns. The manager has not receiv
ed definite word from Portland re
garding the chartering of the spec
ial train, as yet, but there will un
doubtedly be many Multnomah sup
porters in the audience.
Multnomah's defense will have to
work overtime if they shut out Carl
Fenton from scoring tomorrow night.
The big center is dropping them in
with deadly accuracy from the most
difficult angles. The rest of the team
is not showing any extraordinary
brilliancy in practice but Woods' and
Boydston have the reputation of
(playing better ball at home than
abroad. This added to the advantage
of playing on a familiar floor and
with a house full of supporters has
prompted the more enthusiastic fans
to pick Dallas to win by six points
Dewey is the man most feared by
the local team; his lightning fast
floor work and dribbling give him
more shots than is conducive to a
Dallas victory, besides he drops in a
long one every twice in a while.
Sharpe will probably play forward
and Dewey, guard, with either Mor
ton or Edwards at center, and Too-
mey and Twining alternating at the
TO HAVE STRONG BAND
CITY WILL PUT ORGANIZATION
ON FIRM BASIS.
Council Appropriates $420; Commer-
' cial Clnb Will Ka A alud Tn
Pay Incidental Expenses.
other -guArdM?-r r
L a r ft V W railroads
Pacific and C. .
.r,trdCtion of most of .hes
. J aimmlT, WllD
Dallas will probably line-up the
same as tney did in roniana two
weeks ago, although Woods may be
drawn back as running guard, during
Dart of the (fame.
Homer Jamieson, premier reieree
of the northwest, will handle tho
game, which will be called at nine
o'clock. Confectionery stores and
amusement emporiums will likely
close for the event.
'.'; f entirely of men who have gone td'Sa-'
Edward J- nimcs. city V.
in at the nehHo,. city T
h" artT:?Z that tb on
"SNOW WHITE" HERE SUNDAY.
Ia Popular Photo Play Which Dallas
People Have Been Waiting For.
Every real child the calendar does
not count will remember with de
light the charmine story or "Snow
White," which has been declared by
many to be their favorite. This ir
resistible tale has been adapted by
the Famous Players Film Company
with Marguerite Clark in the stellar
Director J. Searle Dawley, who was
in charge of the production, engaged
seven real midgets to play the roles
of the celebrated seven dwarfs in the
story, in which Miss Clark is said
to surpass even the wonderful work
which she did on the stage in the
theatrical adaptation of "Snow
White" in which she starred under
the direction of Winthrop Ames.
"Snow White" is the Paramount Pic
ture at the Orpheom bunaay anu
ti i. Mid that this motion pieture
poes straight to the original story
for its souree and that the adaptation
i, true to the Grimm conception in
every detail. Espeeial attention has
heen given by Director
Dawlev to the machinations of the
witch "Hex and of the wicked queen
Brangoman, which ean be depicted
on the screen as readily as the .a
thor set it upon paper, beeanse of
the trick photography of which the
motion picture camera permits.
Anniversary Celebration Monday.
Marmion lodge number 96, K. of
P will celebrate .we nniTn. v.
the founding of the order next Mon
dav niirht A banquet will be fea
ture of the evening, following the an
nn.l roll-eell and initiation work. The
Dr.IL. M" is ordered one of the
Iivest and best lodges u.
- -. :. .rnrntare of raid-up
ranting . -
membership- The anniversary m ex
pected to draw eel fZm
fT among member, a. weU a. from
yi Cora Boesiter fcaa "
BBedV.er bom. recently with po-
f 'Dallas will have a bigger and bet
ter band than ever this year," said
C4ri Williams, member of the citv's
band committee. About 30 pieces will
boi the strength at the first practice,
The band will be placed on a firm-oj-;
financial basis this year. The
council has appropriated $420 or $60
a month for seven months for the
director's salary, and the band mem
bers expect to go before the commer
cial club soon to ask them to meet
the expenses for electric lights on
the bandstand, music and a small in
debtedness on lumber used on the
stand last year. These expenses will
agregate about $10 a month, accord
ing to Mr. Williams. Last year the
Commercial club subscribed $100 to
wards the director'e salary and the
business men were asked to contrib
ute for incidental expenses.
the oand will not need as much fi
nancial aid as that, this year. They
now have a library; last year they
had to raise funds for it. The mem
bers do not wish to spend their time
and that of the business men in cir
culating a subscription paper this
year and if the Commercial club ap
propriates some $10 a month, this
will not be necessary.
The band will practice four hours
a week under Director Harry Kyle,
beginning March 15. Members look
forward to a better year than ever
under the able leadership of Mir.
Kyle. Members who are earnestly
striving for a stronger musical or
ganization hope to seeure outside mu
sicians to come here, by co-operation
with business men in giving them
jobs. They point to the strong Sa
lem band, which is made up almost
wns impossible to see a block away.
The thermometer hovered around I lie
15 below zero mark nearly all day.
Ihe storm abated some during the
night and Monday dawned bright and
clear with a temperature of 12 be
low. Seventeen head of cattle per
ished during the blizzard on the farm
four miles east of Rossville, owned by
J. G. Laird of McGregor, and oper
ated by Henry Snitker, who resides
on the Brennan farm adjoining. There
were about sixty cattle in the drove,
the remainder of which found shelter
about the straw stacks in the field.
Chapman Improves Prune Orchard.
As soon as Engineer Himes finish
es tiling the lower ten acres of the
prune land he bought from Kirkpat
rick and Cridcr just north of Dallas,
R. L. Chapman will reset the 19 acres
now planted, and have the whole tract
lined up together.
BRIDGE BILL MAY DIE
POLK LOBBYISTS WORK
KILL IN COMMITTEE.
Bill Would Place Building of Inter
County Bridge in Hands of
State Highway Engineers.
lem to accept positions in the busi
ness houses and state buildings.
The new beginners' band started
practice Tuesday night with 25 piec
es; it is composed mostly of Dallas
high school musicians, who are taking
advantage of the opportunity to
learn to play at the cty's expense.
Members of the old band paid $2 a
month for three years for a director
to bring them to their present stand
ing; all the beginners have to do this
year is to purchase instruments. Elmo
Bennett has been elected president of
the yonnger organization.
Puller's Swedish Dialect Entertain.
Members of the legislature seem to
appreciate W. V. Fuller's faculty for
telling good jokes and stories in Swe
dish dialect as well as his Dallas
friends. He has acquired quite a rep
utation among the solons as an en
tertainer. The Oregonian reporter
has hazarded the guess that "as one
of the original promoters of the pres
ent fire patrol system, it is a safe bet
that Representative Fuller has won a
number of points in building tip that
system by his happy faculty for tell
After Money for Exhibiting Countfea
Mrs. Winnie Braden is going tt
Portland tomorrow for conference
with D. D. Olds, secretary and man
ager of the Northwest Land Products
exposition at Seattle, to try to se
cure $100 for each Oregon eonnty
that exhibits at the show this year.
Woman on Land Product Board.
Mrs. Winnie Braden received notice
Tuesday from the secretary of the
Oregon Land ProdncU show that be
had been chosen a member of tin
advisory board this year. The abow
wiU be held in Portland.
Rhinehart Dornhacker ha finished
his apprentice term at the Southern
Puifie shorn and received a diploma
entitling to the wages and privileges
of a machinist George Martin 8cho
ett has started as an apprentice: the
term i four yean.
Sone DiJerenee in Weather. I
A J. Brbam left a copy of tbe
Waukon. Iowa Democrat at The Ob
server of!i"e vesterdav, from which
was eliped the followinjt weather
item, snowier ine ainerence in ru
inate between this section and that
of wintery Iowa: Bo real ia, the storm
king, swooped down noon mum bs
furv Sunday and Sunday night and
rave na the wont blizzard in years.
The wind blew a rle and at tunes
the air was eo thick with anew it
Moves Feed Store.
J. L. Braden has moved his feed
and poultry supply store from Mill
street to the Barbara Brothers' ware
house on Ash street. He has use i f
half the warehouse which he opened
for business Monday. He expects to
take over and use the entire building
Railroad Spur To Bunkers Completed
The 460 foot railroad spur to the
municipal bunkers haa been complet
ed by the Southern Paeivc company
and work will be started soon upon
the spur to the rock quarry at Falls
City. The city of Dallas is in a hur
ry for the crushed rock for street
LIKES NEW QUARTERS
COMMERCIAL CLUB ASKS FARM
ERS TO MEET THERE.
Room Enough For County Fair Equip
ment and Showing of Moving
The new quarters of 'the' Dallas
'Commercial club are beginning to
acquire the earmarks of a metropoli
tan organization. Opportunities for
neat and attractive window displays,
the showing of motion picture slides
on topics of interest to the club and
community, and the combination of
county fair and commercial club ac
tivities are some of the advantages of
the new location.
The larger quarters will lead the
club to ask the farmer's union and
all farmers' organizations to hold
their institutes and meetings in the
club room, and to extend an invita
tion to individual farmers and their
wives to make the club rooms their
headquarter when in Dallas. Signs
will be placed on the four roads just
at the outskirts of the eity welcom
ing the traveler to Dallas, the Prune
City, and inviting him to visit the
commercial club at 613 Mill street.
Many of the new ideas of the club,
which are in the formative stage, are
alone the lines advocated by D. M.
Lowe, who spoke at the clnb banquet
recently on "From the Outside Loot
ing In." An employment bureau on
a small scale will be installed and
the secretary will supply all available
bulletins to farmers, upon request.
Signs will probably be placed on
most of the roads of the county, which
will read as follows: "The Dallas
Commercial Club Invite Yon to The
M Winnie Braden experts to
make the room attractive and home
like bv hanging picture of exhibit,
Dallas industries, Company L and the
like and by adding a long table for
circular and possibly a ehair or two.
Special exhibit will be hung on a
lattiee frame toward the back of the
room, which will be set off by screens.
Already the windows have attract
ed attention for their neatnes ana
style of arrangement One is devot
ed to fruit, prunes and peaches; and
the other to ee reals, corn, oats ana
Mors Construction Work Now.
The building and construction -on
is Just starting ia Dalla. The
Willamette Valley lumber company
report that orders for local as are
enmin in farter. The mill is snp-
nlvfnr 25.000 feet of lumber ana
some timber to Barham Brothers, for
the eity bonkers.
Soma BUers, These.
Three steen weighing a total of
4160 pounds were bmeht bv the Dal
las Meat company this week from A.
C StaaU on the Lockiamnte. Mr.
Staats M paid for the animals at
the rate of 8c per pound, reeernng
1332.80 for tb beeves.
"Spirited lobbying" best describes
the inter-county bridge squabble dur
ing the past few days.
The Polk and Marion county courts
have brought all the influence they
can command to bear upon the legisla
ture and even upon the governor.
Judge Kirkpntrick, R. E. Williumi
and Walter L. Tooze, Jr., have been
arguing this county's cause and be
lieve that the bill w.'U not get through
But even if the bill is not thiu
squelched, and the best plans some
times go awry, it is doubtful if Mar
ion county can force a steel bridge
down Polk county's throat and msk.
tbem help pay for it. "The ae'.on
of the Marion comity court with ref
erence to House Bill 375 amounts to
coercion," said Walter L. Tooze, Jr.,
who has been a close follower of the
question from the start. "If he can
not win one way, Judge Bushey in
tends to win in another. Under House
Bill No. 375, Judge Bushey will un
doubtedly throw the matter into the
hands of the Highway Commission
(steel sympathizers) at once, and seek
thus to force upon the people of Polk
county something that they do not
want. It has been well said "Yon
can drive a horse to water, but you
cannot moke him drink," and this
may be the case in this instance.
Polk county, and its officials will list
en to reason; but coercion is another
thing. The Courtg might bold House
Bill No. 375 constitutional, and Mar
ion county might construct and pay
for the bridge; but when it came to
forcing Polk county to levy taxes to
pay its proportion, another very an
noying question might arise. In Mis
souri, county eonrts of a certain eoun- ,
ty, for forty years, were regularly
committed to jail on contempt of the
United States Supreme court because
they refused consistently to levy a tax
considered unjust, and in Polk county
there are many of the "Show Me"
type of citizenship. The engineering
question seems to be the main stum-
The bill passed the house 43 to 4;
those voting against it were Fuller
and Stafrin, Peck of Coos and Bar
ber of Yamhill. The fight yesterday
waa to get action against it in the
senate. Judge Kirkpatrick spent the
day in Salem on the job and did not
return last night. .
THE EYE OF THE NIGHT"
Orpheum Picture Saturday Depict
The picturesque scenery of North
ern California's coast is said never
to have been depicted on the screen
with more success than it i in "The
Eye of the Night," the Triangle play
which shows at the Orpheom Saturday
and in which Thomas H. Inee present
William H Thompson, the "dean of
the American stage," a star.
Departing from the usual run of
recent pictures, this drama is a story
of the sea rather of a sea coast vil
lage in England and consequently a
vast majority of its seene demand
ed a natural setting similar in ap
pearance to the British coast The
shore that fringes Ineeville is on
of the beautiful wonder spots of
Southern California, yet it in nowise
resembles the rock-bound coast ot
Encland. Heaee ia staging ths snb
ieet Director Walter Edwards was
compelled to take Thompson, Marjory
Wilson, who supports bun, and some
twenty other plays to a point about
600 miles np the coast and there ea-
eamp for two weeks while the drama
was in the process ot malting.
Daring the stay of the company
total of 7,000 feet of Mm was -pnted,
the greatest portion of whicH
iUuitrates tba matchless beauty of
the rngged California eoast Amcnc
I he more imposing of the seen-n i
that which shows ths sunriae on the
Methodist Church Note.
Owing to the fact that tb ehnr
auditorium is being repainted and re-
paprred, the regular services for next
Sundsy will be held in the eirenit
court room at the court bouse. Jnug
Kirkpatrick ha kindly donated the
room for tbst parpoM
Sunday school and Epworth leagoa
meetings aa asaal next Sunday, rt
ia the soart aoas.
the cbta grade.
X rernlar awrriees