The Monmouth herald. (Monmouth, Or.) 1908-1969, September 11, 1908, Image 1

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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, September 11, 1908.
No. 2
Why Change In Date Of Its
Fall Opening.
Prospect For Large Attendance
Are Good -Many Im-
.Before the next issue of Herald,
the twenty-seventh year of the
Oregon State Normal School will
have begun. Next Monday is
registration day and on Tuesday
all classes will be organized.
Sometime during the week' a re
ception in honor of the new stu
dents will be given. Students
will be arriving Saturday and
Sunday and the town will once
more resume its traditional schol
astic atmosphere.
The opening on the fourteenth
of the month this year will be an
exDeriment since it is one week
earlier than customary. The
Board of Regents wished to have
a uniform calendar for the three
schools and as both Ashland and
Weston have had the earlier date,
Monmouth conforms. The late
ness of the season for hop pick
ing may interfere more than an
ticipated, so that it will not be
possible to form an accurate esti
mate of the probable enrollment
until after the second week.
Citizens who wish to secure
student roomers and boarders
should report to Registrar J. B.
V. Butler at once. No canvass
of the town will be made this
year and naturally students can
be directed only to those who
have reported. The information
desired is how many rooms are
available, the price per week,
number of boarders with price
per week and whether boys or
girls are wanted. All resident
students who will volunteer to
assist in locating new students
are requested to report names to
Mr. Butler.
The prospects for new students
are good and if the usual per
centage of old students return,
the total enrollment should ex
ceed that of last year. Of last
year's attendance of 173, Presi
dent Ressler does not expect more'
than 50 to return for the first
semester. Of the number, 48
graduated, about as many more
will teach while at least 25 others
will drop by the wayside. When
ever the demand is strong for
teacners, lewer teachers go to
the expense and trouble of seek
ing professional preparation.
One fact, however, is very
much in favor of a good enr ol
ment this year; that.'is the attitude
of the Board. Last summer the
Normal was closed and the faculty
dismissed in August and the news
was published broadcast through
the state. In spite of that handi
cap, Monmouth ranked second in
enrollment and was far in the
lead in the number of graduates.
This summer, the plans for finan
cing the school were made in
good time and approved by the
Board and as a result it is gener
ally understood that Monmouth
will continue, whereas last sum-
opinion pre-
Of course this wiB be & crucial
year in the hister the old
Normal; she has the approval' of
the Board and if tfw Legistatere
accepts the findings! the Board,
a good apprcpriat ion will he voted.
Every citizen should be deeply
interested and be willi g to do
all in his power to win this last
fight. In later issues of the Her
ald, some ways in which all can
help will be suggested. In 'the
meantime, let everybody boost
Improvements at O.. S. N. S.
We ure pleased to note the im
provements about the State Nor
mal building incident to the open
ing. The carpets are being
cleaned, the blackboards all put
in excellent shape, the entire
building thoroughly renovated
and the campus cleaned of all
grass and rubbish of all kinds
The blackboards will have a coat
of si ting with a green tinge to
it, since it has been demonstrated
to be by far the best for the eyes
of the students. The constant
aim of President Ressler and the
Faculty, with the co-operation of
the Board, is to make conditions
as nearly right as it is possible,
both for the reason that it is for
the present best interests of the
students and because they will
carry with them to their work in
the public schools of the state the
right ideals. We commend to the
citizens of the town the ' 'cleaning
up spirit" so manifest about the
school grounds.
Monmouth Heights.
If you want to gain a high
position come to the Heights.
Miss Ermon Wheelock is up
from St. Johns visiting her
brother Maurice, of this place.
George Sullivan, of Falls City,
spent Sunday at the home of his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth
W. A. Messner, of Indepen
dence passed through here one
day this week enroute to his fine
farm on the Luckiamute.
Quite a number of Indians
passed through these parts Sat
urday and Sunday enroute to the
different hop yards' near Inde
pendence. Maurice Wheelock has the roof
on his new house and will occupy
the same when completed.
Jesse Johnson and William
Bozinsky are working with Rid
dell Bros, new improved clover
C. C. Pitzer is hauling cord
wood from the Treanor place to
different parties in Monmouth.
Any items of news handed to
your Heights correspondent will
be thankfully received.
Monday was cold and showery
and was feared that there would
be considerable damage done to
the hops, but Tuesday morning
was bright ad fair a typical
Willamette valley fall day. The
meadow larks singing in the stub
ble fields and in the evening the
bobwhites calling to their mates,
makes this kind of weather as
near ideal as it is possible to get
it Tell your eastern friends that
we have the finest country the
sun shines on and that they can
get here for thirty dollars.
mer the
Creamery Is Better Than A
This Part of Oregon the Natur
al Home of the English
For many years this section of
the state has not had a medium
of publicity and the effect is ap
parent in the lack of immigrants.
While other parts of the state
are being exploited to their full
est capacity we have been stand
ing still. There is no longer need
of this. The Herald will indeed
be a herald of glad tidings to the
world, of the good things that
await the progressive farmer and
dairyman who locates with us.
The time is not far distant when
we will see hundreds of cream
wagons traversing the high roads
of this section bearing their loads
of rich yellow cream to the butter
factories, there to be turne f into
golden dollars. The writer has
long been an advocate of the con
denser, but since becoming ac
quainted with the operation of
the creamery system, he believes
that the creamery is better for
the farmer of this section than
any condenser could possibly be.
In the first place the only reason
why this valley does not produce
just as good crops of cereals as
it did when first put under the
plow, is that for years the farm
ers have been taking crops from
the soil and giving nothing in re
turn. The system is being
changed somewhat by planting a
large area in clover and other
leguminous plants, but it will
take years to replace natures
patrimony that has been so reck
lessly squandered. With the con
denser there would not be so
much taken away as was the case
in the days when nothi -g but
wheat was raised, yet there would
be more taken by fifty per cent
than by the creamery process.
With the former all the milk
product goes from the farm, while
with the latter a large percentage
remains to be fed to the pigs and
poultry. Down at Hillsboro, the
home of one of one of the Pacific
Coast Condensed Milk Co.'s
plants, a large central separating
plant is being put in, where the
cream will be separated and the
milk be taken home. In that part
of the state the farmers are
familiar with conditions as ap
plied both to the condenser and
to the creamery, having tried
both. If they are in sufficient
numbers to warrant the erection
of a large separating plant we
may reasonably suppose that the
condenser plan is not giving uni
versal satisfaction or anywhere
near it.
Dr. Withycombe, than whom
there is no better qualified man
in Oregon, says that the most
prosperous parts of the state are
those devoted to dairying. This
being the case and this part be
ing very well adopted to that in
dustry, may we not reasonably
hope to see this one of the most
prosperous of all?
Dairying is not all that can be
done here to bring profitable re
turns. Fruit raising can be car
ried on here just as profitably as
at Hood River or anywhere else
in the state. What is necessary
first is to thoroughly cleanse the
country of those worst of pests,
the San Jose scale and the cod
ling moth. This can be done as
it has at Hood River, by thorough
and persistent spraying. Millard
Lownsdale has proven conclu
sively that the Willamette valley
is as good for raising fine apples
as is the famed Hood River valley,
therefore it is not a matter of ex
periment. Again this valley is
pre-eminently the home of the
walnut and a very small walnut
orchard coupled with a small dairy
farm would be all that a common
mortal would need. After the
walnuts come to full bearing age
the dairying can be- dispensed
with and one can sit back and let
nature do the work. One of the
nicest things about the walnut
industry is that it does not require
a great lot of help. An ordinary
family can do the harvesting of
several acres as the harvest can
be prolonged in this climate for
several months, if necessary
Later tne rieraia win nave an
article on walnut culture from the
pen of an expert in the business
It is worth while to visit the
walnut nursery of Dr. Parish and
see the thrifty growth made by
the young trees. No one after
looking over this nursery will
hesitate to pronounce this country
as pre-eminently fitted for wal
nut culture. A tree five years
old has six nuts on it and as the
age at which the trees usually
begin bearing is from six to eight,
it will be seen that they bear
earlier here than in California,
which has heretofore been con
ceded the best walnut country in
the world. People are but be
ginning to find out what th's part
of the world is good for. It is a
pity we couldn't see all these
things 20 years ago. Ten wal
nut trees fifteen years old and
upwards will be enough to keep
a good sized family in easy cir
cumstances. The Doctor also
has lemon and orange trees in
bearing, besides a garden of Gin
seng which has some of the very
finest plants in it, many of them
bearing large clusters of ripe ber
ries that are worth almost their
weight in gold.
George T. Boothby returned
Tuesday from Siletz points and
reports having a very good trip,
but cattle a little slow to gather
on account of being scattered
over a large territory.
C. C. Lewis had the misfortune
to slip off a load of straw Satur
day and sprained his foot severeiv.
It has detained him from leaving
for the homestead on the Siletz,
but he is getting around again.
Curtis Strong, of Muscatine,
Iowa, arrived here last week on
a visit to E. W. Strong. He is a
cousin of the latter and they had
not met for 35 years. He left
Wednesday for his home in the
Mrs. Carol Phillips, who has
been visiting her brother, Fred
Huber, for the past week, left
for her home at Clem, Gilliam
county, yesterday. She will be
met in Portland by Mr. Phillips
and they will visit there a few
days before continuing the jour
ney homeward.
From Our Regular Corres
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
C. C. Patrick was a Portland
visitor Saturday.
M. A. Rickard, of Corvallis,
spent Sunday here.
Ira Merling, of Falls City, was
in town this week.
L. F. Finseth, of Dallas, visited
friends here Sunday.
Dr. Calloway was a Portland
passenger last week.
Miss Helen Cooper returned
from Albany last Friday.
Miss Genervie Wilcox has been
very ill but is improving.
Fred Stump made a business
trip to Portland last week.
A. J. Richardson, of Buena
Vis a, was in this city Tuesday.
Oliver Lyndon returned this
week to his school work in the east
Mrs. Janet Waller returned
Tuesday from her claim at Siletz.
Mrs. Rose Carey, of Salt Lake,
visited relatives here last week.
Mrs. Henry Hill and daughter
Garlie, were Salem visitors Tues
Miss Ella Robinson spent last
week with her parents in this
Paul Belt spent a few days of
last week with his father at Will-
Edd Wallace returned from
Washington and Eastern Oregon
this week.
Dave Collins and wife are visit
ing at the home of his parents
for a few weeks.
Miss Pearl Percival, left last
week to accept a position in a
millinery store at Hood River.
Miss Lucia Campbell, of Eu
gene, and Cecile Wilcox were
Portland passengers Wednesday
Carl Harkins and wife, of Win
lock Washington, are spending
their vacation in a hop yard near
this city.
Miss Maud Iliff, who has been
spending a few weeks here this
summer, returned to Portland
Mrs. C. P. Irvine has been
spending a few weeks near this
city. She returned to Portland
the first of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. L, C. Gilmore, of
Los Angeles, are visiting friends
in this city. Mr. Gilmore for
merly owned the electric plant
here and their many friends are
pleased to see them.
The Spalding Logging company
will start its big mill in Dallas
S. W. Doughty, who was
severely injured last week, is im
proving slowly.
Mrs. S. P. Riggs came over
from Dallas Tuesday for a visit
with her son T. A. Riggs.
J. H. Moran has moved a build
ing onto the corner next his res
idence and will fit it up for a real
estate office.