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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, November 20, 1908.
OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS
Gathered By Our Corp Of
ifiTERESTINS STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
Weekly Report From the Va
rious College Fraternal
Miss Nora Sorensen '07 reports
a very interesting time at Cor
vallis where she is employed as
a third grade teacher.
Miss May Goode '07 is now
teaching in Gresham, Oregon.
She has a very pleasant position,
and goes back and forth on the
electric cars which pass through
Lents where Miss Goode lives.
NORMAL SOCIETY NOTES
During last Friday evening's
meeting there was nothing trans
pired beyond the ordinary. The
Society receives a great deal of
benefit from the Parliamentary
practice as our president David
Henry proves equal to all ques
tions that arise.
The program given was:
Extemporaneous Speech George
Recitation -Charles Cooke.
Dialogue Archie McNeil and
Lester Lindsay. ,
The question, "Resolved that
a government like ours is better
than a monarchy like Englands"
was ably debated and was de
cided in favor of the negative.
The speakers were:
Erwin Springer Ray Chute
Howard Morland Russell Quis-
Braxton Powell Harold Herrin
The Delphians met last Friday
evening in their hall, and the
following program was rendered.
Song Society .
Current Events Orace Hawley
Reading "The Celebrity" Millie
Solo Fay Strickler
Funnygrams Hazel Dunahoo
Recitation Sara Ruggles
Debate: Resolved that class
spirit is detrimental to school
Mabel Ellis Blanch Goodwin
Olea Shore Grace Fugate
Mary Murphy Jessie Hyde
The judge's decision stood two
to one in favor of the negative.
Mr. Fargo, the Soeiety critic
then addressed the Society, giv
ing good encouragement and at
the same time urging the mem
bers to do something for the glory
of the old Normal in the way of
oratory and debate.
Last Saturday the 14th, the
Monmouth Normal foot-ball team
met the Albany High School team
on the College gridiron at Albany
and played one of the most inter
fsting and exciting games of the
y?ar. Six minutes after the game
was called the Normal boys made
a touch down by a steady and
continued line buck. The Albany
boys by a few pretty round end
plays terminated the first half of
the game by a score of 10 to 6 in
their favor but the second half
resulted by neither side scoring.
There were many pretty plays
during the game, especially the
punting done by Darrel Stump.
Altho the Normal team suffered
defeat it will have a chance to
play even next Saturday when
the Albany team will meet us on
our own ground. The return
game promises to be an interest
The usual number of members
were present and the following
program was rendered.
Roll call Quotations from Rob
Character sketch of Rolx?rt
Burns Miss Rasmuason
Solo Miss Spencer
Recitation Miss Shore
Debate: Resolved, that the
policy of the government con
cerning the forest reserve is(not)
Miss Spencer Mis Robinson
Miss Scott Miss Galbreath'
Miss Baker Miss McLay
Critics Report Miss Shearer
The debaters put forth some
good arguments. The negative
The society is going to take up
the study of the drama, "She
Stoops to Conquer."
Mr. Briggs gave a very in
The critics report was heartily
appreciated by all the members.
Independence School Note
Miss McReynolds visited friends
in Eugene last Saturday and Sun
day. The tenth grade are wearing
very neat little class pins, and
the ninth grade have sent for
Our library books have arrived,
and the boys and girls are very
glad to see them. There have
been many inquiries concerning
them during the last few weeks.
This week closes the second
month of school, and everything
seems to be running very smooth
ly. About 325 are now enrolled
and all the available space in the
building has been used. It would
be very difficult to accommodate
even a very slight increase in
The teachers this year are Miss
Mary Scollard, First Grade; Miss
Edith Fugate, Second Grade; Mrs
Jessie Cromwell, Third Grade;
Miss Myrtle McReynolds, Fourth
Grade; Miss Lynda Epley, Fifth
Grade; Miss Ivy Burton, Sixth
Grade; Miss Emily Armstrong,
Seventh Grade: Miss June Seeley,
Eighth Grade; Miss Marie
Church, High School assistant;
R. W. Kirk, Principal.
The sum netted from the enter
tainment given by the Jubilee
Singers on November 7th., was
sufficient to buy a new flag for
the school building and still have
about $10 for other things. A
rope reaching from the top of
the flagpole to the ground has
been placed in position, the new
flag has been sent for, and in a
few days we expect to have it
floating to the breeze in place of
the old one.
INDEPENDENCE NEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
pondent DAILY HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY.
Scan This Column For New of
Importance From the
Miss Mildred Owen visited
friends in Portland over Sunday.
G. L. Hawkins, of Dallas, was
in this city on busi ess Tuesday.
Miss Myrtle McReynolds vis
ited friends in Eugene over Sun
Mrs. Ellison visited friends in
Corvallis the latter part of the
Miss Ida Richardson is visiting
relatives in Portland and Canby
this week. i
Mrs. William Davies was taken
to Salem Hospital last week to
Victor Reynolds of North Yam
hill vi ited friends here the fore
part of the week.
Pearl Montgomery, of Portland,
visited over Sunday w th her
mother, Mrs. T. House.
Emroy McDcvitt, of Dallas, is
visiting at the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. G W. Conkey. .
Chas. Hubbard, of Baker City,
a former resident of this city is
visiting relatives here.
Clarence Ireland, of Portland,
was looking after business mat
ters in this city Tuesday.
Mrs. W. T. Bohannon, of
Astoria, visited relatives here
the latter part of the week.
Miss Lorena Parker left Sun
day for North Yamhill where she
well teach school this winter.
Claud Hubbard, of Portland,
is visiting his parents Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Hubbard, of this city.
Miss Geneva Wilcox visited
several days with friends in Cor
vallis returning home Tuesday.
Miss Lucile Burt returned to
Portland Saturday after several
days visit with friends here and
Willard Ireland and wife went
to Corvallis Tuesday to visit rel
atives before returning to their
home in Portland.
Mrs. Sarah Wood returned
home Wednesday after a visit
with her daughter, Mrs. J. Lau
rence, of McMinnville.
Capt. George Skinner died at
his home in this city, Wednesday,
November 18, after a lingering
illness. A wife and two sons
J. W. Richardson Sr. returned
to Portland, Sunday. He came
up Saturday to attend the funeral
of his brother Claiborne Richard
son, at Dallas.
Ed Wallace one of the star
players on the 0. A. C. and
Grant McLaughlin an O. A. C.
student visited here the latter
part of the week.
Miss Dougherty returned Tues
day to her home in Portland after
several months visit here. She
was accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. P. M. Kirkland, of this city.
The many friends o Dale Pom-
eroy will be sorry to hear of the
injuries he received in the foot
ball game Saturday, between
Columbia University and West
Side High School at Portland.
Mrs. H. L Wells is visiting
relatives in Woodburn.
Willie Bevens was an Indepen
dence visitor last Sunday.
E. E. Elkin made a flying trip
to Independence Wednesday.
Wm. Murphy drove to Inde
pendence on business Saturday.
A. J. Hall drove down tp In
dependence Wednesday, on busi
ness. Miss Clara Wells spent Sunday
with Miss Eunice Elkin of this
Will Bevens made a flying trip
to Monmouth and Dallas last
A. K. IIa.ll and family were in
Marion county Sunday visiting
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bevens
made a business trip to Indepen
Edd rrather and his father-in-law,
H. Cole, were Independence
Buena Vista was visited by a
drummer last Wednesday. He
went from here to Corvallis.
J. M. Prather lost one of his
cows last Sunday by getting into
his grain and getting foundered.
Hazel and Ray Nixon are stay
ing with their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Davidson and attending
Rev. Dr. Blanchett came up
with the pastor and preached to
a large crowd in the M. E. Church
Miss Ada Belshe and Mrs.
Tyler drove to Monmouth Sun
day, where they visited Miss
We are glad to be able to re
port the steady imporovement of
Marion Wells, who has been on
the sick list for some time.
Chas Hall, who is traveling for
a Portland firm, stopped off to
visit his mother and brothers of
this place last Wednesday.
Prof Schutz, who is teaching
across the river, accompanied by
his wife, spent Sunday in town
and also attended church.
Mr. Prather has built a new
walk in front of his property,
which is a good improvement and
others could follow his example.
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnston,
of Woodburn, Oregon, have been
visiting relatives and friends in
this vicinity and returned home
There will be no services in the
Evangelical church next Sunday
as the pastor. Rev. Launer, will
fill an appointment at Suver.
The presiding elder, Rev. Piatt,
will preach on Saturday evening.
Ralph Hall took his two broth
ers, Chas. and George, to Inde
pendence Thursday. Chas. will
return to Portland and George
will visit a few days in North
Yamhill before returning to his
home in Idaho.
The Buena Vista school will
give an extensive program in the
school house on the evening be
fore Thanksgiving, consisting of
instrumental and vocal music,
dialogues, tableaux, charades,
recita'ions, drills and character
songs. After the program there
will be a basket social, the pro
ceeds from which will be used in
purchasing books and pictures
for the school. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all.
BROW ALFALFA FDR OREGON
Great Dairy Food and Milk
WOULD FILL IN 0US1N6 THE DRY SEASON
Bulletin of Oregon Agricultural
College Gives Valuable
There is a good deal of milk in
the ground that was not spilled
and cried over, but it is there
nevertheless. At certain seasons
of the year the Thousand-headed
Kale pulls the milk out of Mother
Earth and the cow pulls it out of
the kale and puts it in the buck
et There is a period, however,
during the summer when the cows
go hungry and the milk lan
guishes in the ground because
there is no green thing to pull
it out and coax the cow to fill the
Western Oregon is one of the
best dairy sections of the union.
With mild open winters in which
kale flourishes and fournishes
green succulent food, the dairy
business thrives all the year
around with the exception of a
short period during the summer.
During this period the land is out
of commission, the cows barely
subsist on the pasture fields and
there Is no profit to the farmer.
Forty cent butter and a scarcity
of go.d fresh milk is the evidence
of a lack of gn en food.
What is needed in the valley
is a f rage crop that will utilize
the soil and furiiish green food
and pasture dur'ng the dry sea
scn. Will alfalfa fill the bill?
If alfalfa could be raised exten
sively and successfully it would
change the face of nature and
add immensely to the value of
the farms in the Willamette val
ley. It would increase the dairy
products and the poultry products
it would cheapen the production
of pork, beef and mutton. A
good summer forage crop is the
one thing needful.
Alfalfa has been grown for two
thousand years in the Mediter-:
ranean region. It has been grown
successfully in arid America for
half a century. A gentleman
traveling over what was then re
garded as a land unfit for settle
ment in western Nebraska by
reason of its ardity discovered a
thrifty green alfalfa plant grow
ing where no other green thing
could be found for miles around.
That was demonstration that sat
isfied the gentleman and he pur
chased a large tract of land for a
trifle. On the same land he has
since fed fifty thousand sheep in
one season on aiialia. Altalfa
goes down into the depths of the
soil for moisture and through
wireless communication with the
atmosphere brings down from
above food which feeds the plant
and enriches the soil.
At the Oregon Agricultural
College alfalfa has been growing
successfully for several years,
and tests are being made by the
agronomists with different var
ieties to determine which will
suit the conditions best in this
state. The station men are glad
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