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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, October 23, 1908.
OREGON -STATE NORMAL NEWS
Gathered By Our Corps Of
INTERESTING STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
Weekly Reports From the Va
rious College Fraternal
William Smith, '06, and Hubert
Goode, '08 are both attending
ke-Walker Business College.
They are both teaching in the
night school of the same institu
Carmen Sears 'OS is teaching
near Sheridan where she has a
school of all grades. She reports
'that it is an excellent community
nnd that she is enjoying her
work very much.
Col. R. B. Miller, of Park Place,
Qnrl ttY-sheriff Van Ors'dall. of
Dallas, were visitors at the Nor
mal Wednesday. Col. Miller is
especially interested in education
and has been president of the
Willamette Valley Chautauqua
Association for several years.
Mrs. Calvin, who was an '08
Summer school student, is teach
ing near Lewisville where they
have just finish'd a new, schoo
house, "which is" up-to-date in
every particular. The people in
that district are very enterpris
ing. She appreciated her work
while here and expects to finish
Fred 'Evenden who was a pop
ular member'of our student body
for several years, is now slowly
recovering from an operation
which was performed several
weeks ago. Mr. Evenden has
suffered for .some time with ap
pendicitis for which the operation
was performed. He js in the
hospital at Colfax, Washington.
L. A. Robinson, for several
years past, an instructor in the
0. S. N. S. has very kindly re
membered the several literary
societies with appropriate pos'al
cards. Mr. Robinson, now as
ever, is a well wisher for ur
helpful organizations, and it is
with greats pleasure the societies
have received these tokens of re
membrance. There was no school in the
Training Department on Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday of
last week on account of the an
nual county institute in Dallas on
those days. The work of the
insti.ute was both pleasureable
and profitable. The .instructors
were State Superintendent Ack
erman, President Kerr, of O. A.
C, President Ressler, of O. S. N.
S., Dr. H. D. Sheldon of U. of 0.,
R. F. Robinson, County Superin
tendent of Multnomah county,
Prin. L. R. Traver, of Monmouth,
J. M. Powers, Superintendent of
Salem school and Miss Cornelia
Marvin, Secretary Oregon Li
The first student's ball of the
season took place at the Normal
Gymnasium, Saturday evening,
October 17. The Gymnasium was
decorated beautifully with au
tumn leaves and evergreens. Ex
cellent music was provided by
the Normal Cadet Orchestra
which was enjoyed to the full
extent by the large attendance,
there being about seventy pres
ent Lemonade was served at
intervals; and at the hour of
eleven all took their leave, every
body present having spent a very
The following program was
renderedat the Vespertine So
ciety last Friday evening
Scene from School for Scandal
Mr. Briggs, Miss Spencer
Reading Miss White
After the program had been
rendered several of the members
visited the Normal Society where
they listened to a very interes
The Delphian Society held their
weekly session Friday, evening
and rendered the following pro
Comic Reading Florence Heffly
Duet . Hazel Dunahoo, Ethel
Reading Olen Shore
Paper Ethel Laidlaw
Solo Fay Strickler
Conundrums Alta Evans
Reading The Celebrity; Daisy
Song , Society
An interesting business meet
ing followed the program. Next
week about seven girls will be
initiated into the society. .
NORMAL SOCIETY ITEMS
The meeting Friday evening
was a lively one, each meeting
seems to increase in attendance
and enthusiasm. The debate was
quite spirited, the question, per
taining to the severe initiation
methods of the Socjety was ably
defended by the old studeuts
while the newly initiated mem
bers used some very expressive
terms in denouncing the Normal
Society's methods of initiation.
The evening passed off pleasantly
and at the regular hour the meet
ing adjourned. The Society has
a very able president in the per
son of David Henry whose ad
ministration thus far has been
Bob Burnett, the sheep
from Albany, was in town
Emmit Turner has rented the
Stump place two and one-half
miles east of Airlie.
Work on the schoolhouse is at
a standstill for awhile as they
haven't the necessary material
Mrs. A. G. Winterstein and
Mrs. Sidney Trask spent last
week in Tangent visiting rela
tives. Joe Stevens is in Albany under
the care of Dr. Hill. He has a
large carbuncle on the back of
INDEPENDENCE NEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
DAILy HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY,
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
Mrs. Townsend was Salem vis
itor last Friday.
Lewis Edwards of Pedee, was
in town Monday.
A. J. Paul, of buver. was m
this city Monday.
Mr. Kaltz, the piano tuner was
in this city Monday.
Mrs. John Belt was a Salem
visitor one day last week.
E. G. Russell, of Monmouth
was a Sunday visitor here.
Mrs. Ed Grubb. of Seattle, is
visiting relatives in this city.
Mrs. Ed Owen and daughter
Babe, were in Salem Monday.
J. R. Lvnn of Salem, was in
this city Monday, on business:
Dr. Butler and wife spent
few hours in Corvallis Sunday,
C. L. Starr passed though here
Saturday on his way to Dallas.
Georce Howe of Roseburg
passed through here Wednesday.
W. A. Messener made a busi
ness trip to Albany Wednesday.
W. J. Baker, of Airlie, was
transacting business here Mon
day. W. H. Crabtree, of Portland,
was a business visitor here Mon
day. Misses Bertha and Hazel Bohan
non were Salem visitors last Sat
urday. Dave Simpson passed through
here Tuesday, on his way to
Miss Fannie Higgins of Salem,
is visiting Mrs. J. W.- Kirkland
Ralph Dorcus, a hop man of
Salem, is spending a few days
here this week.
Mrs. E. L. ' Ketchum and
daughter Beth, were Salem vis
itors last Friday.
C. Richardson and wife, of
Portland, came Wednesday to
visit relatives for a few cays.
Mrs. Wallace and daughter
Grace, went to Portland Sunday
to spend a few days in that city.
Mrs. John Vaughn of Rickreal,
came Wednesday, to visit her
mother, Mrs. Kirkland, for a few
Margaret Hodge came home
Tuesday evening. She has been
visiting relatives in the East for
the past year.
Miss Opal McDevitt; who has
been speeding a week or so in
Dallas with her parents, return
ed Sunday evening.
Miss Babe Damon, manager of
the Pacific Telephone, went to
Albany and Corvallis last Thurs
day for a few days visit return
C. Sternberg and wife, who
have been visiting relatives in
this city for several weeks, re
turned Sunday to their home in
Dr. L. L. Hewitt's little daugh
ter Lois, fell Tuesday and cut a
gash about one and a fourth inch
long. Dr. Hewitt was compell
ed to take several stitches in it.
Mrs. George Conkey and Opal
McDevitt were Salem visitors
Monday. Miss McDevitt will at
tend the Conservatory of Music
at Willamette University this
Mr. Taylor drove to Parker
A. J. Hall drove to Albany on
business Monday and returned
the same day.
Elmer Nash, of this place, is
teaching the Highland school this
year and reports fine progress.
The rain last week was wel
comed by the farmers in these
parts, as the ground was very
dry for farming.
Mr. Elkin and wife started for
eastern Oregon last week, where
he expects to secure a bunch of
horses to bring back.
McClair Bros, have finished
sawing wood with their engine
and have pulled it into their new
building where they are prepared
to clean grain and chop all kinds
C. Wells and son, Walter, were
down from their ranch above
Falls City and report cold weather
and some snow in their section.
After a short visit, they returned
leaving here the latter part of
last week. . .
Mr. Dow has sold the ferry,
across the Willamette, at this
place to Mr. Steele, who will put
it in firstclass shape for the ac
commodation of the public traffic.
Mr. Dow will move away in the
Owing to the four foot rise of
the Willamette, the steamer Ore
gonia was able to make her first
trip of the season to Buena Vista
last Sunday, where she took on
a cargo of oats and hops and left
for down the river the same day.
Mr. Neal, our Post Master and
General Merchant, is building
him a fine residence in the north
end of town. Edd Prather is also
enlarging and remodeling his
house. These improvements will
add much to the looks of the
School is progressing nicely
with 66 pupils enrolled. There
was no school on Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday of last
week as the teachers, Mr. Holt
and Miss Belshe, were at Dallas
attending the Annual Teachers
Word comes from Mr. and Mrs.
I. C. Rowe, of Tillamook, and
formerly of this place, that they
like the coast very much. They
also report that their daughter
Mrs. Bertha Hansen is the proud
mother of a fine girl which they
call, Charlotte Rowena.
Read the ads in the Herald.
They are different
The Dallas basket ball team
will tour some of the middle and
eastern states this winter. Of
fers have been received from
Washington, Montana, Michigan,
Utah, Kansas and Illinois, prom
ising $800 besides hotel expenses.
The team is preparing for an ex
tended tour, beginning some
time in December.
FOR A COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
To Be Voted On At the Elec
tion Next Month.
WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR POLK CO.
Too Many Schools Cannot Be
Had For the Common
At the Presidential election
there will be local items to take
into consideration, one is the stock
running at large, which is gener
ally known throughout the county
and the other is a county High
school, which is not known.
Why this matter has not been
given publicity through the
county press is more than we
know. Being but a newcomer in
the county we had taken but lit
tle interest in matters political,
until we started the Herald now
nearly two months ago. That the
matter has been kept quiet is
proven by the fact that in speak
ing to a prominent citizen of the
county Tuesday we found him
just as ignorant of the matter as
ourselves. The county seat papers
should have spoken of this matter
as they were in a position to
know what was going on in the
We have not a copy of the law
governing the election of the
county High school and its
details, but it is sufficient to say
that it would be a good thing
for this county and there is a
general tendency towards county
High schools throughout the
state. While editing the Crook
County Journal we had the pleas
ure of making a strong fight
for the county High school and
winning out and they now have
one of the finest in the state out
side of Portland.
While it is true that the larger
towns of the county are able to,
and do, support their own High
schools, there is a large number
of pupils in the county schools
that have passed the eighth grade,
who would have to pay tuition
and perhaps live in an expensive
town in order to get the advan
tages afforded by some of the
local High schools. This would
be done away with were we to
have a county High school and
they could get their higher ed
ucation at public expense the
same as is done in the district
If the proper site is selected
for such a school in this county
it will be the means of bringing
in more immigration than many
other things that would cost more
and not be of so lasting benefit
In any event we cannot have too
many schools that are accessible
to the common people, for they
are the ones in which the bulk of
the American citizens of the fu
ture will get their education.
A logger named Joe Benski
was killed by a falling tree at a
camp near Black Rock, last week,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford,
of this county, had a narrow es
cape from a severe accident in
Salem last Thursday when their
team ran away. No serious dam
age was done beyond skinning
one of the horses pretty badly.