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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, Dceember 18, 1908.
OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS
Gathered By Our Corps Of
INTERESTING STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
J Weekly Report From the Va-
rious College Fraternal
Prin. Traver has just finished
his work at the Hepner institute.
He reports a very enthusias ic
meeting with good work repre
sented. President Ressler spent last
Saturday in Portland. While
there he assisted in the organ
ization of the Monmouth Normal
Club. Mr. Ressler reports much
interest being manifested on this
occasion and it is to be hoped a
Dermanent association will be
ever on the increase among the
Portland members of the O. S.
N. S. Alumni.
The. Normal graduates living
in Portland have organized an
association which they call the
Monmouth Normal Club. They
will hold monthly business and
social sessions during the year.
The officers ace A. G. Thompson
'99, president; A. E. Wheelock,
'05. secretary; H. S. Lamb, '99,
tressurer. A banquet will be
given at the January meeting
There are over 50 alumni now
residing in Portland.
The first number of the Courier
for the school year has just been
issued. It is Vol. IV, No. 1,
printed by The Acorn Press. The
paper is a credit to printer, editor,
business manager and all con
cerned The advertising patron
age is especially noteworthy,
every business house in Mon
mouth save two being represent
ed. There is probably not an
other college in the state that
can make such a showing. Mon
mouth business men are abso
lutely loyal to the school and the
students appreciate it Several
Independence firms and the
Salem Woolen Mill Store have
also taken space.
The several literary societies
are planning to hold the initial
"try out" among their debaters
on Tuesday evening of next week.
Both the Normals and Vesper
tines will have representatives
on both the affirmative and neg
ative sides. The judgement for
school representatives in the
inter-collegiate debate to be based
upon presentation of all of its
phazes. The Delphians have
decided not to enter the contest.
The question for debate is, Re
solved; That the United States
should establish Ship Subsidies,
in order to encourage her mer
chant marine. The final debate
will take place in March when
our team will meet the team from
Albany.. The Affirmative is to
be supported by the 0. S. N. S.
At the usual hour Friday even
ing the Normal Society convened.
As those that were on for the
debate were away on the basket
ball team, the discussion of the
question was omitted but a short
and merry program was enjoyed
by all of those present It was:
Roll Call Answer with imitation
of some wild animal.
Donkey Quartett Messrs Stroud
Henry, Phelps and Montague
Song and Dance Archie McNeil
Address Pres. Percy Stroud
The Donkey Quartett deserves
especial praise for its generous
response to a third encore.
During the evening the Society
was honored by the visitation of
about twenty Delphians, who up
on request sang two beautiful
and popular ballads. The Normal
Society appreciates the kindly
interest taken in the work by the
The Vespertine Socie'y met
last Friday evening and rendered
the following program.
Quotations from Shakespear
Comic Reading Miss Walker
Duet Misses Spenser, and Baker
One minute speech from each
member on current events.
Pantomime Miss Williams and
Impersonation from the merchant
of Venice Miss Huber and Miss
A short business meeting fol
The Society met in regular ses
sion in the hall Friday evening.
The program was as follows:
Reading Olea Shore
Funnygrams Agnes Clark
Reading Eva Ruggles
History of our President Lillian
The last number was a biog
raphical sketch of the Delphian 's
new president, and was especial
ly enjoyed by the members.
Miss Minnie Wunder was a
Monmouth visitor Saturday.
John Walker killed four fine
porkers the first of the week.
Miss Mae Duignan spent Sat
urday at her parental home in
David Olin, of Riverside, Mar
ion county, drove over the
George Sullivan has bought
property in Monmouth and is
moving his family there this week
A few flakes of snow fell here
Sunday evening, but dissapeared
when they came to the mother
Andrew Shipley, Noah Heffley
and Jesse Johnson were in the
Herald city the fore part of this
George Sullivan and James
Goodman recently purchased a
seven horse power gasoline wood
saw and will operate the machine
in Monmouth and vicinity.
Tommy Strain, of Monmouth,
road supervisor of district 8, was
over our road Monday and pro
nounced the highway in good
shape for this time of year.
Lathan Emmett and wife, of
the Luckiamute valley, visited
his cousin, Mr. Wright, in Mon
mouth the middle of last week.
This was the first time they had
met for thirty long years.
A FARMERS INTER COURSE
At The Oregon Agricultural
GREAT BENEFIT TO PRACTICAL PEOPLE
These' Courses Are Becoming
Popular With Agricultu
Winter courses in agriculture
have become an important fac
tor in the agricultural develop
ment of the nation. The attend
ance at these courses at the
various agricultural colleges of
the country probably exceeds in
number those students taking
regular courses of instruction,
and they are undoubtedly doing
more for the immedrate develop
ment o? agriculture than the
regular long courses. The farm
ers taking these courses have
reached mature years; they own
their bwn farms, most of them,
and they are able to put into
practice at once any new idea
they may get at the college.
Agricultural methods and
practices are rapidly changing as
a result of the great amount of
hard, earnest work that is being
done at the experiment stations
of the country. A little discovery
is sometimes worth millions of
dollars, and the prosperous farm
er is the first to put in practice
new and better methods.
Alfalfa has added millions of
dollars to the wealth of the coun
try in the past few years, and
this has been brought about
largely by agricultural college
men who investigated and pro
claimed its possibilities.
A discovery of an agricultural
college man made it possible to
discover the robber cow and put
dairying on a profitable basis.
Improvement in seeds by se
lection or breeding has added im
mensely to the value of the field
crops of the United States. A
day at the winter course will
show how it is done.
Today we would be without
fruit in this country but for the
discoveries that have been made
as a result of long and expensive
work at the agricultural colleges
and experiment stations. In
stead of being helpless against
the ravages of insect pests the
farmer is master of the situation
and we continue to eat fruit.
But for our better knowledge
of animal diseases and their pre
vention, we would be unable to
produce animal products at a pro
fit The improvements that have
been made in methods of soil
treatment and animal breeding
and feeding with a view to in
creased crop and animal produc
tion, have been revolutionary.
About a hundred million dollars
has been added to the wealth of
the nation annually through work
at the experimental stations in
developing the sugar beet indus
try. And all this is just a beginning.
The work of improvement must
go on, for the perpetuity of the
nation depends largely upon the
ability of our farmers to increase
the productiveness of the farms.
The winter coursa is helping
solve the problem of how to im
prove conditions in rural commu
nities, which President Roose
velt's Country Life Commission
is wrestling with. When farm
ers return to their homes from
such a meeting at the College,
carrying with them the inspira
tion and information received, it
means an uplift in their commu
nity. J, Dryden.
G. H. Stone, our miller reports
A. L, Burns took a load of fine
hogs to independence Tuesday.
Wayne McCann is assisting
Marion Smith with his farm work.
The lartin & Strong sawmiM
has been running steady every
Mr. Shattuck captured three
coons in one tree in broad day
light Manson Crowley and Joe Truax
are logging maple timber on the
We have had a most delightful
Autumn, farmers have seeded a
We will have a Christmas tree
at Lewisville. You are all invited
to come and help us hav.e a good
Frank Laughary, the dairy
man grows kale tor his cows
and reports excellent results
from its use.
G. W. Haptonstall has two
promising fine colts. He has one
only 18 months old and will weigh
nearly 1200 pounds.
John Leveck passed through
Monmouth Tuesday with a load
of fine Plymouth Rock chickens,
to be shipped to Portland mare
ets. It pays to raise the best.
Frank Laughary, Phy Ward,
F. M. Smith and J. J. Leveck
have butchered their winter
meat. Frank Laughary butcher
ed one weighing nearly 500
J. J. Leveck was the guest of
C. L. Hawley, of McCoy, return
ing with two of the finest Lin
colns of this famous breeders'
sheep and adding them to his al
ready fine flock.
Free Course of Lectures.
Winter short courses of study
will begin at the Agricultural
College, Corvallis, Oregon, on
January 5. Men and women,
young and old, interested in the
farm, the shop, or the home, are
cordially invited to attend. By
writing at once to the Agricul
tural College a circular will be
sent telling in detail what is pro
posed to be accomplished by
A week of lectures on general
agricultural topics begins Jan. 5.
A special course for creamery
operators and managers runs
from Jan 5 to 15; a course in
dairying from Jan. 10 to March
27; A course in horticulture Jan.
11 to Feb. 20; a course in me
chanic arts from Jan. 11 to Feb.
20; a course in road construction
from Jan. 11 to Feb. 6; a course
in household science and art from
Jan. 11 to Feb. 10. Special lec
tures on business methods on the
farm will be given.
INDEPENDENCE NEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
pondent DAILY HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY.
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
C. C. Patrick left Friday for
his home in Iowa.
Frank Kersey and L. Finseth,
of Dallas, spent Sunday here.
Miss Mable Ellis visited Satur
day with her father in Dallas.
Mrs. J. Kirkland of Albany, is
visiting rela'ives here this week.
A. Wing, of Luckiamute, was
a business visitor here Saturday.
Chas. Fitchard made a business
trip to Salem and Portland Sat
urday. Mrs. Dave Collins, of Seattle,
is visiting at the home of J. H.
Frank Ellis, of Grants Pass,
visited his mother, Mrs, A. Moore
E. C. Eldridge returned Satur
day from a three weeks trip to
Mrs. H. Mattison visited her
father Friday, who is 111 in Al
bany hospital. . , . .
Mr. and Mrs. C. Shenefield vis
ited relatives in Corvallis the last
of the week.
Mrs. Fred Hooper and Leora
Shank spent several days in
Portland this week.
J. A., Gray, f Sheridan, spent
the latter part of the week with
his son Frank in this city.
G. Wigenrath, a former resi
dent here, now of Woodburn, is
visiting friends here this week.
Mrs. William Dawes died at
her home in this city Monday af
ter several weeks illness,
Frank Patterson who has been
visiting his parents here for a
few weeks left Monday for Port
land. W. G. McAlister, of Sumpter,
a former resident here was visit
ing old friende here the latter
part of the week.
Mrs. J. W. Richardson, Jr.,
visited several days the last of
the week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. N. Bell, at Cor
vallis. Independence School Notes.
Mrs. Word Butler visited the
first grade Monday.
Preparations for Christmas ex
ercises are going on in the sev
Principal R. W. Kirk was call
ed to Newberg Friday morning
by the sudden death of his father.
Miss Church has been out of
school since Monday noon on ac
count of the illness and death of
her father, that occurred Wed
Name the farm and get your
stationery printed. It gives the
place an air of business and an in
dividuality unknown to "Brown's
Place" or "Jones' Tater Patch."