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MM STfTE NORHiL NtWS
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Chester Day, ,08 iatStfhing in
Miss Ellen LaurancefFebruary
'08, hasoth position of primary
teacher in her home town, Prairie
A. L. Briggs, instructor in
mathematics spent Saturday and
Sunday with his family in Albany.
Mr. Briggs reports a most de
Miss Alvie GaUiraith, who was
Of student in Monmouth during
the winter '06-'07, is spending
the winter at her home in Grant
H. Zonhar Tharp and wife
were visitors in the Normal on
Friday of last week. All old
students will remember Mr.
Tharp was instructor in Physical
Training in our school for several
Pupils in the Training Depart
ment are now furnished with
music while marching. Both
teachers and pupils find this a
great pleasure and help. Miss
Alene Hosner presides at the
Miss Sarah B. Gray, June, '04,
is again a fourth grade teacher
in Pendleton. She writes her
work is very interesting and we
feel sure she is addigg laurels to
the old Normal's already well
President Ressler was one of the
principal instructors at the county
institute which was held during
the first part of the week in
Hillsborro. From there he went
to Dallas to continue his institute
work on Thursday and Friday.
Principal Traver has been away
from the city several days the
past week assisting in institute
work in The Dalles, Oregon. He
reports that he saw about thirty
five of our old students while
there. Is that not a good record
for Wasco county?
Mrs. Rachel Shatto, who when
one of our students was Miss
Rachel 5. Doremus, has recently
been appointed chief nurse for
the i?y schools in Portland. It
is her duty to 3jsist or provide
assistance for cases of contagious
diseases discovered by the city
o We are proud to say that one
o? the most important schools in
one of the most prosperous coun
ties in our state is provided wholly
with teachers from our ranks.
The city is North Yamhill, the
county is Yagihill and the teach
ers are, Wan. Wiest, Principal,
with Misses Freda Gist, Frances
Helmick and Otta Mayfield as
Steps have been taken toward
the organization of an athletic
association. Elaborate plans are
being formed for . purchasing
basket ball suits, shoes, etc. It
is to be hoped all the well laid
pns will mature foi&on the suc
cess ofothese, depends tpe lum
ber, kind alifJ time of our inter
collegiate games during the sea
son 1908-09. The business mend
of the town as well as the stydent
body are being canyassed for
finSnciiff&irport. as we have no
coach provided for and no fundi
for meeting other exiSnsfctf inci
dental to athletic lh na
to make the organieBon to
sustaining on e& G&n. tip it &
f . C. Allen, vfto Stfntf SS
oPthe ttoiSagj ftowlty voasd
yars ago ifip not in Grang&tiUA
California. Thifiptetbjj hj$innin
cDthe third year in this place for
Mr. and MrSD Allen where bjpth
are employed S& teachers Mr.
Allen is also a meml$r of the
County Board of Examiners,
and this official duty together
wi' h his school work keeps him
very busy. He writes that Jennie
Neal, June '06 is oje of his very
able assistants. He also sends
nes of two more of our old
students; of Nell Stockman who
is also teaching in California and
of Sam Lacy who is attending
medical college in Los Angeles,
NORMAL SOCIETY ITEMS
A most exciting and harrowing
initiation was experienced by the
eleven new members who entered
the Society last Friday evening.
However, all came out alive and
able to tell the ta.
With the addition of these new
members and application of
membership of others, the coming
year of Society has a very bright
prospect for success.
The meeting Friday evening
consisted solely in the initiation,
which lasted until a lat? hour.
The following program was
rendered by the Vespertine So
ciety last Friday evening;
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Roll call Quotations from
Reading Gertrude Shepard
Solo Mrs. Stroud
Recitation Effie May Galbreath
Funnygra s Anna C. Troedsen
Trio Misses Hathaway, Goyne
The society has the qualitand
prospects are bright for a suc
cessful year's work. It can also
boast of its bravery. While the
first song was being sVlg a little
innocent mousie found a comfort
able sleeping place in a cozy cor
ner of.the radiator buj; only to be
disturbed from his peaceful
slumbers by some of the active
members and at length murdered
by the heroic Effie May Galbreath.
Some of the members displayed
their skill fo climbing; namely
Misses Shearer, White and others
for they actually Tound them
selves upon chairs after the little
victim lay lifeless upon the floor.
We think it fair to say that the
prospects have never been better
than this year for tRe best work
in the Society. Abiding interest
is manifested) in the programs
and the various committees are
all working in the spirit of real
harmony. It seems to be the de
termination of all to keep the
proud name the Vespertine and
the recognition given them in
past as well worthy now as ever.
&3$Em3 WSD CEP
SrfiP is tkjpci1i.
Salem isito BJpnday.
J. ffl. Butler mtde ks Bi&ns
trip to Dallas Tuesday.
Fred HdDer end rOa
raalem visitor Tuetlty.
Cleje Robinson made busing
trip to Portland Sunday.
Mrs. H. D. Kresiier west Slem
visitor one day last week,.
J. S. Cooper and wife were
Dallas visitors Wednesday.
Lief Finseth, of Dallas, spent
Sunday with friends ji this city.
Mrs. Geo. Conkey spent Sun
day with her parents in Dallas,
J. P. Morgan, of Portland, the
eovernment engineer is in this
W. G. Sharman and wife re
turned Wednesday to their home
at the Siletz.
C. G. Long and family spent
Sunday in Albany with Mr.
John Belt of Willamina, came
Monday to spend a few days with
his family in this city.
Miss Opal McDevitt, went to
Dallas last week to spend a few
days with her parents.
Robert Minde was a passenger
to Portland last Saturday, he re
turned Sunday evening.
Mrs. Corinne Townsend of
of Seattle Washington is visiting
relatives here this week.
Miss Bertie Bentley went to
Portland Saturday for a few days
visit, returning Monday.
Travis McDevitt, of Corvallis,
spent a few hours here Monday
with his sister, Mrs. Conkey.
Mrs. E. J. Hosier came Tuesday
morning to visit with friends.
She was formerly of this city.
Dr. Duganne returned Monday
evening from Portland where he
had been spending a few days.
Mrs. Lynn Davidson left Sun
day afternoon for Portland,
where she will spend the winter.
John Scott, of Portland, was
visiting al? the home of M.
Mervin and family one day last
week. . , ,
John Hastings, of eastern Ore
gon spent a few days of last
week with his sister, Mrs. Pearl
Helen D. Harford, of NewBerg
is visiting this week with her
brother Prof. P. W. Kirk, of
Mrs. W: Farhearts sister, Mrs.
J. Strubble left Wednesday morn
ing for southern Oregon where
she will make her home.
Mrs. F. A. Munsell, of Prosser,
WTashington, who has been visit
ing her brother, E. E. Paddock,
if. f. He9. oQ tclPtofi,
fcioa, gafiSd thuouffR wi city
SPondftp on hi toonmoth
to estimate to fiw kjs bf the
lSyn that plcse.
Sta. lb Tylo left Sunday
Ar ft e5 visit idPPortlend
and Darto of easten Oaegon.
She wa accompanied by her
djkteKfUr;. Willara Ireland,
who has been visiting here for
Charles Palmer went to Port
land last week on a land case.
Mrs. Fred Cupwley who has
been seriously ill, is rapidly con
Mrs. J. D. Williams, of Salem,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm.
Blinn, of this city.
G. F Brenten & Son who have
bought P. M. Boyles store have
taken charge of it.
Diptheria at Powells camp has
caused the county health officer
to (juj?antine the camp.
Mrs. Jas. Chamberlain has re
turned from Brownsville, where
she went to visit her sister.
Miss Edith Montgomery began
her school at Oakhurst Monday
with 40 pupils in attendance.
Dr. Crowley, of Monmouth,
has been in town several times
the past week on professional
H. Fugate has moved his family
into a house near the school house,
Mr. Fugate was until recently
the proprietor of the Tavern hotel.
Mrs. Charles Palmer and Miss
Hammond have returned from
Portland where they went to at
tend the state convention of the
W. C. T. U. They report a
pleasant and interesting meeting.
Geo. Vick, Warren Frink, Le-
land Murphy, Mr. Donahue and
their respective families, all of
Falls City have moved to Lake
county to make their homes.
Falls City's loss is Lake county's
School opened October 5, with
150 pupils enrolled and following
teachers present, Principal, F.
D. Crowley; Assistants, Adrian
Owens, Misses Gertrude Cobb,
Hallie Norrison, and Mrs. S. D.
Jesse Gilliam and family, of
eastern Washington, visited at
the home of Rev. LaD3w and
other friends. Mr. Gilliam was
raised near this place and had
not visited it for over thirty years.
He has sold his farm in Wash
ington and is moving to Rose
burg. Success attend them.
Jesse Zook returned Che first of
the week from Portland.
ito s&anBP was eBiy $croo
aiffh alut twelve
'k3!& ftft t $Q;overeibin the
c SbjjriO $ Smith and
11 eto&A s turned in. A large
oovd of i2ople xere soon oithe
trit end an effort was Shade to
sa3 the stock and fixtures in the
salesroom. The building being
very old and dry burned lm tin
der and it a$but a few minutes0
until it wa9$ll aflame and it was
impossible to get inside. There
being no fire protection here a
bucket brigade was formed an
water got from the wells in cjthe
vicinity. A number of young
men promptly ascended to the
roof of the Graham dwelling ad
joining the bakery an by dint
of almost superhuman endeavor
saved the building although it
was badly scorched. Several men
also kept water on the sides and
roof of the livery barn and saved
it. The absence of any, wind
savefl the larger part of the town
from destruction, for had the
wind been blowing in any direc
tion nothing could have been
done, but stand aside and see it
The fire was a severe blow to
Radek & Smith, who were doing
a nice business, but with com
mendable enterprise they have
gone to work to rebuild and make
another start They will erect a
brick structure 30x60 with brick
partition wall inside and plate
glass front; making it the most
modern structure in the city.
Four years ago Joseph Radek
came here and started in a very
modest way a little bakery. It
was thought by many at the
time that he would not make a
living at it, but he prospered and
last April he sold a half interest
to Roy Smith. The firm had on
hands a large stock of goods for
the fall and early winter trade
and did not carry very heavy in
surance, consequently their loss
is heavy. But little stock was
saved and the fixtures that were
saved will have to be rebuilt
costing nearly as miach as new,
The total loss is estimated to be
$5000 with $2700 insurance.
Among other things lost are 1300
phonograph records upon which
no insurance could be had. One
box of these records was
saved, but the heat was so intense
that they were melted, although
they were nearly 100 feet from
Special mention of the many
deeds that can be xonsidered
heroic is impossible, for they
were too numerous, sufficient it
is to say that we have some of
the best fire fighting material on
the coast and it is a pity that
they have nothing to fight with;
howevsr we are hopeful that be
fore another year gi8 by we
will have as good as any city of