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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, Dteenber 25, 1908.
OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS
Gathered By Our Corps Of
INTERESTING STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
Weekly Reports From the Va
rious College Fraternal
Miss Leila Spencer has gone
to Antelope her home, for
Miss Hazel Jewett has gone to
her home in Roseburg for the
Miss Ova Williams has gone to
her home near Eugene for her
Miss Vieva Walker will spend
part of the holidays with friends
Miss Susie Hoffman is spend
ing her vacation with Miss Ethel
Laidlaw in Portland.
Misses Effie Galbreath and Lot
tie Cole left on Wednesday for
their homes near Tualatin, Ore
gon. Miss Blanche LaLonde has
gone to her home in Vancouver,
Washington for her "Xmas tur
key". Miss Loretta Smith arrived on
Thursdays train from Weston.
She expects to remain until Jan
' Miss Stafford has taken her
departure for her home in Oregon
City, where she will spend the
Miss Mabel Ellis will spend
part of Christmas week with her
friends at St. Mary's Academy
Mr. and Mrs. P.' M. Stroud
have gone to spend the holidays
with Mr. Stroud's parents at
Pleasant Home, Oregon.
Misses Clara Tinnerstett, Ida
Goyne and Carry Hathaway have
taken their departure for their
home in Tillamook where they
have gone to spend their Christ
mas vacation. They were forced
to cross the mountains on horse
back but enjoyed "the change."
Word has been received from
Mr. Robinson that he will noL
sail for England until the latter
part of January. It will be re
membered Mr. Robinson has
been appointed on the cqmmittee
which is to go to England to in
spect schools and report on their
educational system for the sake
of comparison with our own
On Monday evening December
21, at 8 p. m. the "tryout" for
the inter-collegiate debate took
place. The contestants showed
their interest in the subject by
their preparation and delivery.
Only the judges were present
They were Miss Tuthill, Mr. But
ler and Mr. Fargo. There were
six contestants, Hilda Olsen,
Leila Spencer and D. C. Henry
being the successful ones. They
will represent 0. S. N. S. in the
debate with Albany in March '09.
The Vespertine met in regular
session on Friday the 18 and ren
dered the following program with
the exception of the debate, the
cause of its postponement being
Reading Lydia Powell
Vocal solo with guitar accompani
ment Mrs. Stroud
Misses Stafford and Whitehouse
were present and gave valuable
suggestions about society work
from both a social and a business
It may be here noted that the
president now has a new desk
which is a valuable addition to
the furniture in the Vespertine
room. This article however is
not owned by the society but is
merely borrowed from the Train
ing Department for an indefinite
period of time.
On Friday evening, December
18, occured the third students
ball of the season, the gymnasium
being the scene of the event
Excellent music was furnished
by a six piece orchestra. Punch
was served at the pleasure of the
guests; and on the whole, the
committee consisting of Harold
Bogert, Lester Lindsay and M.
F. Phelps, is deserving of com
pliments for the way in which
the guests spent their evening.
All seemed to have a delightful
time. Mr. and Mrs. Traver were
the chaperones. !
The meeting last Friday even
ing was well attended and the
following program rendered.
Charades Esther Larson, Lillian
Current Events Lexie Strachan
Recitation Hazel Jewett.
After a short business meeting
the society adjourned until the
IMS PROGRAM OF SUNNYSLOPE SCHOOL
Song, Welcome Glad Xmastime
Rec, Xmas Time-Robert Shipley
Rec, My Grandma Bessie Sull
ivan Rec, Woman Next Door Min
Duet, Xmas Bells Lettie and
Rec, Elsie's Xmas Gift Bessie
Rec, Xmas Morn Lona Pitzer
Dialogue, Potato Pudding
Song, Jolly Old St, Nicholes-
Rec, Little Nellie's Xmas Millie
Solo, Selected Miss Herren
Dialogue, Rival Orators Pearl
and Linnie Fishback
Rec, Another Visit of St Nicks
Song, Christ in Bethlehem Girls
Rec, How We Tried to Whip the
leacher George Herren
Rec, Perfect Xmas Ammon
Dialogue, Train to Mau re
Solo, Johnie German Millie
Rec, The Dear Little Schemer
Rec Lee Eggleston
Rec, The Camel Charley Ship
Dialogue, Offerings from Foreign
Lands G. C. ritzer
Rec, Just Before Xmas Lennie
Tableau, Star of Bethlehem 1
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Mrs. Chas Shenefield is visit
ing her parents in Corvallis this
Roy McFadden, of Portland,
is visiting his mother Mrs. Sher
Miss Geneva Wilcox returned
Saturday from a visit with friends
Miss Tressie Ellison visited
friends in Corvallis the latter
part of the week.
Mrs. George Claggett and
daughter Frances are visiting at
the home of T. Claggett
Mrs. J. Vaughn and children,
of Rickreall, visited at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Kirkland over Sun
day. Miss Dorothy Cooper returned
home Monday from a two months
visit with friends in North Da
N. Tharp and family left the
latter part of the week for Port
land where they will make their
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Belt, of
McMinnville, are visiting at the
home of the former's mother,
Mrs. J. Belt, in this city.
Dean Walker and Dale Pome-
roy, who are attending Columbia
University, came up Saturday to
spend Xmas with their parents,
Misses Mable and Frances
Cooper, of Eugene, came home
Monday to spend Xmas vacation
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Cooper.
Miss Queenie Dickinson return
ed home last week from White
Bluffs, Washington, where she
has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
William Nye, for the past five
The three year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Cooper met
with a very painful accident Fri
day afternoon. While playing
with a knife he cut his eyeball
so badly it was necessary to take
him to Salem for treatment.
The Konjaucite Club was en
tertained Saturday evening, Dec
ember 19, '08, at the home of Mrs.
Claire Irvine and Mrs. Chas.
Irvine. The decorations were
red and green, also mistletoe and
evergreens being used. The gen
eral effect was a Merry Christ
mas. Many enjoyable games
were played after which dainty
refreshments were served. Each
one carried home a dainty little
gift from the Christmas tree.
The invited guests to the club
were: Misses Pansy Maurer, of
Eugene, and Ethel Clarke, of
J. L. Murphy was an Indepen
dence visitor Wednesday.
W. W. Newman has invented
a horseshoe toeing machine.
G. T. McKinney has been get
ting a lot of lumber this week.
Mrs. Monroe Mulkey has been
quite ill, but is improving now.
Dean Butler is home from
school in Portland for the holi
days. Normal Lodge I. 0. 0. F. will
have initiation next Monday
Harry Stine came down from
Eugene, where he is attending
the University, to spend the hol
idays with his mother.
George Murdock is home from
Salem for the holidays and re
ports that he has been trying his
hand at newspaper work. He
has a berth on the Statesman.
C. E. Force had the misfortune
to fall and severely injure him
self Monday morning. He was
unable to go up to the shop Mon
day, but was working Tuesday.
George Murphy is visiting his
parents here after an absence of
five years in eastern Washington.
He brought with him a friend,
Mr. Gowan. Both report land
booming in their part of the
state. Mr. Murphy will stay here
until after the holidays and will
then return to his Washington
A very handsome Christmas
tree was seen in Miss Shearer's
room in the Training Department
Wednesday morning. As school
would be dismissed at noon for
the holidays, the presents were
distributed in the morning just
after roll call. Needless to say
the little ones were all remem
The District Sunday School In
stitute convenes here on January
8 and lasts three days. Rev.
C. A. Phipps will be in atten
dance and a very interesting ses
sion is promised. The distr'ct
embraces Monmouth, Indepen
dence and Buena Vista. The
meetings will be held in the
The first game of basket ball
at home was played Saturday be
tween the local team and New-
berg High School. The latter
team was under the management
of W. W. Wiley, of Newberg.
The game was a very good one
and resulted in a score of 38 to 8
in favor of the home team. Ow
ing to a failure of our local re
porter getting in his writeup of
the affair we are unable to give a
detailed account of the game.
The Herald is in receipt of a
letter and circulrr, with petition
attatched, from W. R. Mealey,
Foster, Oregon, advocating a $25
bounty on cougars and wolves.
He also advocates a bounty on
crows and digger squirrels, but
we believe that this matter should
be left to the different counties
the same as the coyote bounty.
However the bounty on cougars
is none to great and it should be
general throughout the state, as
they are as bad one place as
another. Some people advocate
the state paying only a part and
the county the remainder, but as
the destruction of these predatory
animals would increase the supply
of deer wonderfully and as the
Portland hunters kill the major
ity of them, we believe that thev
should bear the larger part of the
burden of taxation to raise the
TIE CITY ELECTION IS OVER
Was a Very Quiet Affair for
TWO TICKETS WERE PUT IN THE FIELD
Citizens Ticket Carries the Day
By Good Majorities. A
Monday was election dav in the
city of Monmouth and it passed
off quietly with but little interest
There were two tickets in the
field, but only two names were
changed on the second ticket
from those on the first one got
There was a report in circula
tion that Mr. Graham would not
serve if elected, but this was
simply ante election talk and did
not cut much ice with those who
favored him for mayor. While
he did not seek the office and be
lieves that there are others who
would have filled the place equal
ly as well, if not better, he will
serve the people and we believe
will make as good a mayor as our
city has had in years. Mr. Gra
ham is progressive and is a firm
believer in municipal ownership
of our water and light systems,
so that the city shall have an in
come to meet expenses.
Some dissatisfaction was felt
in the nomination of Joseph
Radek for councilman and it was
stated that he was not in favor
of a city water system, but it
should be known that Mr. Radek
was and is, one of the strongest
advocates of both water and light
systems, that there is in the city.
Mr. Riggs is a progressive busi
ness man and is heartily in favor
of all measures that go to make
an up-to-date city.
There were 79 votes cast and
the result was as follows: Mayor,
Graham 44, P. 0. Powell 34:
Recorder, L. Ground 79: Mar
shall, Johnson 59, Coats 19; Trea
surer, Ira Powell 78; Councilmen.
Riggs 79, Radek 55, Fream 19,
Mulkey 2, Strong 1.
At a later date it is hoped there
will be something definite to tell
the people about the water and
The outgoing city officials will
meet next Monday night and fix
the tax levy for the coming year.
We ought to have the water and
light systems owned by the city
so that it would not be necessary
to levy a tax to pay running ex
Jas. Goodman has purchased
two and onehalf lots on Main
street. The deal was made
through A. N. Halleck.
D. M. Hewitt's new dwelling
will soon be ready for occupancy,
the chimneys being erected this
week. When completed it will
add materially to the appearance
of our part of town.
Mrs. L A. Robinson has sold
bur lots adjoining A. B. West-
fall's property to C. C. Lewis.
The sale was made by the Polk
County Realty Co. Considera
tion $200. This is one of the
cheapest pieces of real estate in
rolk county, all things con