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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, September 25, 1908.
OREGON STKI NORBIAL HEWS
Attendance Is Still Increasing
THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OLD STUDENTS
The Patrojns of the.Public School
Should Help Sustain the
The second. Monday of the
Normal session saw an increase
of nineteen in . the enrollment,
five of whom are new students.
The return of forty-eight of last
year's students and three' of pre
ceding years, brings the propor
tion of returned students up to
the usual average. Probably
eight to ten other former students
will report this semester and the
remainder of the enrollment must
come from students entering for
the first time. The total on Mon-.
day was 96 and will doubtless
reach 100 before the Herald goes
Principal Trayer and the critics
have been working hard all week
in preparing plans for the stu
dent teachers, most of whom re
ported promptly. There will be
about thirty seniors who will
teach during the first semester.
Through a misunderstanding of
the Board meeting and from fail
ure to make use of the colums of
the Herald, less than half of the
public school pupils reported to
school last Monday. All children
who are not needed by their par
ents for home duties ought to be
in school whenever it is in ses
sion. In fact the law makes ab
sence truancy and requires the
truant officer to keep close tab on
all parents who do not send their
Because of the uncertainty in
regard to the opening date of the
public school, arrangements have
been made to excuse all pupils
who have been detained by their
parents and who will bring writ
ten excuses to that effect next
Monday. Such pupils will also
receive extra coaching in order
that they may catch up in the
work missed during the first
The following teachers are in
charge of the different grades of
the Training Department; L. R,
Traver, principal of the Ninth
grade; RomaG. Stafford, Seventh
and Eighth grades; Florence
Bowden, Fifth and Sixth grades;
Grace Whitehouse, Third and
Fourth grades; Ruby Shearer,
First and Second grades. Mr.
Traver holds a Life Diploma and
all the others State Certificates.
This splendid corps of teachers
is starting out with enthusiasm,
determined to make the Mon
mouth Public! School second to
none in the state in the excellence
of its standards and accomplish
ments. POLK COUNTY SCHOOL CHILDREN'S FAIR
Many Prizes to Be Given and A
Big Watermelon Feed.
The Third Annual School Chil
drens' Fair for Polk county will
be held in the W. 0. W. hall in
Dallas, Wedneeday, Thursday,
and Friday, September, 30? Oct
1, and 2.
The Committee in charge have
secured the W. 0. W. hajl for the
tair and no matter how hard it
rains every thing will be under
roof, and the rain should not
keep any one away from the fair,
Many prizes have been offered
by farmers and breeders of hogs
cattle, sheep, turkeys, chickens
and pigeons; all of these prizes
are of firstclass stock and are
well worth winning.
Whiteside Bros., proprietors o
the moving picture show in the
Riley building have come forward
and offered the committe the use
of their large tent for the fair,
This tent will be erected near the
W, 0. W. building and parties
offering livestock as prizes, vil
nave tne prizes at the lair and
they will be placed on exhibition
in the big black tent.
Children living near rail road
or stage lines can place your ex
hibits on the trains or the stages
aiW send them to the School Chil
drens' Fair Committee, charges
will be paid by the committee,
mi i i . .
inose sending exhibits this way
must be careful to have all ex
hibits labled, so that the Com
mittee will know to whom to send
the prizes, and also what record
to make of the articles. These
lables may, be secured by writing
or telephoning to my office, and
I will mail them to you at once
The parade of school children
will take place on Thursday, Oct.
1, at two p. m., starting from the
public school building north on
Main street to the north-west
corner of the court house square
then east one block, then south
to the W. 0. W. hall. A prize o
a beautiful globe will be offered
to the school out side of Dallas
having the highest per-cent of
children in line. Let every teacher
i i i j i
aim cnuu maKe an earnest en
deavor to have your district wel
represented and win the prize.
CC 1 1 11 i 11 1
oeverai scnoois mat will De in
'sesSion during the fair will close
for the day of the parade and
will send their schools in a body
to the fair.
Special rates have been offered
by Mr. Hirschberg on the motor
line for the children from Inde
pendence, Monmouth, and the
country adjacent, and Mr. Ger-
hnger has made an offer of special
rates on the Salem. Fa s Citv.
anu western n. it., and we may
3 Tir i T- t "
aiso secure several special trains
Ihe business men and citizens
of Dallas have donated liberallv
ior a watermelon least lor the
children that may be m the Da
rade, and after the parade each
and every child that is in the
parade will be banqueted upon
watermelon, think ol it children,
a ton of watermelons.
A J 1 1
a gooa program nas been ar
ranged for each evening and
Stockwells band, of Dallas, has
been secured, which insures that
the band music will be of the
It is only a few days'now until
the fair and we earnestly hope
that every boy and girl in the
county will try and have some
thing on exhibition and if you
have nothing to exhibit, come
anyway and see what the other
boys and girls are doing, and
then get in the parade and show
that you are proud to be classed
as one of the school children of
Polk county, the county that does
Yours for a successful fair.
H. C. Seymour.
INDEPENDENCE MEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
pondent. DAILY HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY.
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
Miss Maud Tharp, is very ill
J. S. Cooper came home from
Paul Belt is working for Craven
& Moore for a few wesks.
Beldon Grant, formerly of Dallas
was in this city Wednesday.
Claud Gatch, the bank exam
iner was in this city Wednesday.
Grace Hughes, of Albany is one
of the operators of the Hme Tel
Miss Cecile Wilcox went to Eu
gene Sunday to attend school at
the U. of 0.
Edd. Wallace, returned to Cor
vallis Wednesday to attend 0. A.
C. in that city.
Miss Francis Cooper returned
to Eugene Tuesday morning to
attend the U. of 0. ,
Robert Duganne, brother of
our dentist, Dr. Duganne, was ill
our city Wednesday.
Mrs. Chamberlain and little
daughter returned from Portland
Mrs. John Belt went to Mc
Minnville Wednesday for a few
days visit with relatives.
Cal Cooper, from McMinnville,
passed through here Tuesday, on
his way from the state fair.
E. W. Cooper, of Albany, came
down Wednesday for a few days
visit with relatives in this city.
Kooert ivienae, oi rortiand, is
working for Mr. Long at our
meat market during the hoppick
Miss Hazel Bohannon went to
Monmouth Monday to remain
during the term of school at the
Dean Walker returned to Port
land Sunday. He has been work
ing for Craven & Moore during
his summer vacation.
Mies Marjone Belt went to
Portland Sunday to spend the
winter with her sister and also
attend school in that city.
Miss Gertrude Jewell, the book
keeper at- the creamery, went to
Albany, Wednesday to make a
short visit with her parents.
Miss Opal McDavitt went to
Corvallis last Tuesday, to spend
a few days with her brother Tra
vis McDervitt .She returned
Fred Cooper came from Cor
vallis Tuesday where he has been
in charge of his fathers hop yard.
Ele left" Wednesday for Eugene
to attend U. of 0.
Mrs. Boothby and daughter
Opal, passed through here Tues
day afternoon on their way to
McMinnville to visit a few days
with Will McCready and wife of
E. L.. Baker and Miss Lillie J.
Wilson, two young people of this
city were married in McMinnville
last Wednesday by Rev. A. CJ.
Hunsaker. They went to Port
land on their trip.
; Geo Murdock, the principal of
our Public Sehool last year, will
take up the study of law at the
Willamette University in Salem.
Mr. Murdock formed njany
friends during the time he was
here and many pupils will miss
him, we wish him great success
in his new work.
Steve Cooper, was drowned late
Monday evening in the Willam
ette river. He was on his way
to J. R. Cooper's hop yard where
he was working. While talking
to the ferryman, the boat had
drifted from the landing, he
walked off into 12 feet of water.
His body was found about two
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Steve
Cooper has been in this city for
about 15 years. Worked most of
the time for J. R. Cooper.
Airlie is making a noise like
improvement these days with
two buildings going up
The heavy frost of the last two
nights is about to get away with
tfya late garden truck.
Bdrn to the wife of W. McCor
mick, on September 20, a nine
Wm. Baker and Wade Williams
are building a new porch on
Burey Tarter' s house,
George Conn with his father
and brother also Robert Phillips
and Burey Tarter have gone to
Pine Opening for a hunt.
Born to the wife of John Han
nah on September 22, a girl.
Mrs. josie tfnnkiey came up
from Portland last week to visit
with relatives for awhile.
Mr. Eichener is moving to Scio.
Thelma Williams, of Indepen
dence, is up visiting her grand
parents for awhile.
George Cornell and family
moved to Falls City Wednesday.
A. N. Halleck was a business
visitor at the county seat Mon
day. Milton Force is now employed
with Howe, Kilham & Davis of
Miss Freda Launer, of Dallas,
won first place in the Journal con
test and gets a cash prize of $150
and a scholarship in Dallas Col
A. H. Strong lost the bottom
and burner from one of the lamps
of the auto between here and In
dependence, this week. Anyone
finding it will please leave it at
the Perkins Pharmacy.
Archie Parker has been in the
rural mail delivery business so
long that he has begun to believe
that he can do most any kind of
stunt. Monday he was getting
ready to start out with his days
mail when in front of Har-na &
Irvine's store in Independence he
stepped on a piece of gas pipe,
presumably to try a roller skating
trick, but the pipe rolled too fast
and he hit on the small of his
back and he won't try it again.
He is able to deliver mail, but
can't handle baled hay for awhile.
Tuesday morning while C. S.
Taylor was cleaning out a well
on his farm near Crowley station.
the windlass broke and let him
all a distance of fifty feet. The
all was somewhat broken by an
oil can in the bottom of the well,
but the wonder ol it is that he
was not instantly killed. How
ever he had power enough left to
tie the rope around him and was
brought to the surface in an un
conscious condition. He is get
ting along nicely although prettv
badly bruised up. No bones were
PROGRESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Training Department Opens
With Good Attendance
PRINCIPAL TRAVER OUTLINES THE WORK
Plan Same as Last Year Keep
The Children Attending
The Training Department open
ed Tuesday morning with an at
tendance of 72 pupils. A number
of the pupils belonging to each
grade are still busy in the can
nery or hop yards and will enter
school next Monday. All pupMs
should bring an excuse from par
ents next Monday, giving the
reason for being detained at
home, and arrangements will be
made to have the pupils go on
with the grade.
All pupils who have never been
in school, and are over five years
old shouldenter Monday morning,
September 28, as a class will, be
organized for beginners at that
time. No beginning class Can be
organized in the middle1 of the
year. Beginners must ' enter
school now or wait until next
The blackboards in the train
ing department have been painted
a fine shade of green, pictures
have been hung in each room by
the critic teachers f nd the rooms
present a pleasant appearance.
Miss Roma Stafford will have
charge of the 7th and 8th grades;
Miss Florence Bowden will have
the 5th and 6th; Miss Grace
Whitehouse, 3rd and 4th, and
Miss Ruby Shearer, the 1st and
2nd. During the present week,
these critic teachers will have en
tire charge of all the work in the
rooms and next week the student
teachers will begin their work in
assisting the critics.
The plan of teaching adopted
last year in the Training Depart
ment will be continued this year.
The critics will take full control
of the rooms at all times and will
personally supervise all the work
done by student teachers. If a
pupil gets behind in the grade
work, special help will be given.
The pupils in the Training De
partment must accomplish as
much or more work than any
other school in the state. This
could not be done if the teaching
were given over wholly to stu
Parents are requested to co
operate with the training depart
ment in making it the best public
school in the state. The best
help that parents can give is to
send the boys and girls to school
every day, to encourage them at
home and to visit the school at
least once during the year.
The daily note books will be
sent home for inspection each
month so that parents may ob
serve all the work done at school
by the pupils.
A motion for a new trial in the
Ab Hembree case was overruled
Monday morning and Hembree
was sentenced to be hung. A
second motion was also overruled,
but the defense was given until
November 1 to file a bill of ex