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Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, January 1, 1909
OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS
Gathered By Our Corps Of
INTERESTING STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
Weekly Reports From the Va
rious College Fraternal
About a dozen nonresident stu
dents have remained inMonmouth
druing the holidays. With those
whose homes are here, a merry
company of from fifty t sixty
can be formed for any diversion
that appeals to the student.
Last Saturday night it was
basketball, a game being arrang
ed between two picked teams.
Tuesday night it was a card party
in the assembly hall with refresh
ments consisting of apples and
popcorn. Another basketball
evening will be arranged to afford
an opportunity to some of the
star players on former Girls'
Teams to shine.
Extra Normal events that also
afforded entertainment were the
. Christmas tree at the Evangelical
church and the Watch Meetings
at both churches New Year's
Members of the Faculty who
are spending the holidays out of
town are: Mr'. A7L. .Briggs, at
his home in Cottage Grove; Miss
Shearer, at her home in Port
land; Miss Stafford, at her home
in Oregon City; and Miss Grace
Whitehouse, who is a guest of
Mr. Wayne Wiley's, at Newberg,
Mrs. May Babbitt entertained
Mr. LeRoy Gesner, of Salem, dur
ing New Years week. Mr. Ges
ner delighted a few friends by
playing for them in private. Al
though just recovering from a
severe illness, he has lost none
of his skill with the violin. It is
hoped that Mr. Gesner will con
sent to give a recital in Mon
mouth in the near future.
Among alumni who have re
turned for the holidays are the
three Murdocks of '08, Louis,
who is a Hood River county ped
agogue; Dora, who wields the
birch in Union county; and Mary,
who teaches 5th and 6th grades
in Seaside. Pretty widely scatter
ed from one family and all
spreading the influence of the
old Normal. George, '05, now
studying law in Salem, is also in
David Campbell and his sister
Agnes, both '08, have also re
turned, the former from Walla
Walla, where he is a student of
Whitman College and the latter
from the Oregon Agricultural
Graves Crowley and William
Smith, both of '06, are up trom
the metropolis, where the former
is in the real estate business, and
the latter a student at the Behnke
Walker business college.
Misses Bessie and Leota Fos
ter; of '04, Myrtle Reynolds, '08,
and Edith Fugate, '08, are among
the Monmouth girls who are
home for the holidays.
Mrs. Ellen M. Pennell, assist
ant Dean of Women at the Uni
versity of Oregon, is spending a
few days in Monmouth as the
guest of Miss Bertha Buckham.
Her many friends among faculty,
students and townspeople wel
come her back to the scene of
her faithful labors as a member
of the O. S. N. S. teaching corps
for eight years.
J. B. V. Butler, who was suff
ering from an attack of la grippe
at the close of school, is improv
ing rapidly and will be fully re
covered and . able to meet his
classes January 4.
The boys and girls of the upper
grades in the Training Depart
ment are practicing during the
vacation on a Cantata, o be giv
en during the month of January.
Principle Traver is directing with
Miss Bowden at the piano.
The Sunday school of the E
vangencai cnurcn gave a very
fine entertainment in connection
with their Christmas tree, which
in this instance was a house
Rev. Hoover in opening the ex
ercises stated that this was the
second largest Sunday school in
the county, but that they must
not stay in the second place.
That all should work to the end
that it would be the largest in
the county. It is quite a com
pliment to Monmouth to say that
it has the second largest Sunday
school in the county, for there
are larger towns by far than ours
in other parts of the county.
The "decorations were very fine
and originated with Rev. Hoover
who had used somewhat similar
ones in his church in Portland.
Very few towns of the size of
ours anywhere can say that they
had the equal of these decora
ine recitations and singing
were good and for such young
children some of the pieces were
exceedingly well executed con
sidering the ages of those partic
Rev. Hoover deserves much
credit for his untiring efforts to
make the exercises a success.
Much credit is also due Mrs.
A. N. Poole for her work in drill
ing the children in the numerous
evolutions of the different
The cantata "The Ten Virgins"
was as well rendered as any we
have seen in cities much more
pretentious than Monmouth.
Some of the young ladies in the
Sunday school have musical tal
ent that if cultivated will make
them noted in musical circles.
The program is hereto append
ed: Scripture Lesson and Prayer,
Rev. L. C. Hoover
Recitation, "Christmas Wel
come" Mildred Hoover
Recitation Christmas Wish
Exercise, "Christ Our Salva
Recitation, " A Bit of Holly' ' -
Exercise, "Three Wishes"
Three Little Girls
Vocal Solo, Doris Herron
Exercise, "Stars for Jesus"
Vocal Solo, Edna Parks
Exercise, Six Boys
Cantata, "The Ten Virgins" -
Recitation, Our Christmas Eve
Scare Guy Sacre
Pantomime, ' 'Nearer My God to
Thee"-Seven Girls I
INDEPENDENCE NEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
pondent. DAILY HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY.
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
Carl Percival is visiting friends
Geo. Conkey and wife spent
Xmas in Dallas.
E. E. Darnig, of Siletz, visited
friends here over Sunday.
Dr. R. E. Duganne spent Xmas
with his parents in Portland.
Mrs. Ella Irvine, of Portland,
is visiting friends in this city.
Fred Hooper made a business
trip to Stayton and Albany this
Sam Damon, of Reno Nevada,
is visiting his parents Mr. and
Mrs. L. Damon.
Miss Margie Belt, of Portland,
is spending Xmas week with her
mother Mrs. J. Belt.
G. H. Hawkins and wife at
tended the Masonic installation
here Saturday evening.
Lawrence Green and wife, of
Albany are visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Moivison.
S. Shank, of Sumpter, is visit
ing his daughters, Mrs. Fred
Hooper and Leora Shank.
Mrs. Dr. T. Campbell, of
Castle Rock, is visiting her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Fryer in
Charles Irvine and wife re
turned Sunday after several days
visit with Mr. Irvine's parents
at Oregon City.
Blair Cook, of Eugene, a for
mer Independence boy, visited
several days last week with his
aunt Mrs. J. Dornsife.
Pink Patterson and wife, of
Seattle visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Patterson the
latter part of the week.
Misses Mabel Ellis and Marie
Church returned Sunday from
Portland, where they visited
friends for several days.
, We wish you all a Happy New
C. P. Chamberlain, of White
son, is visiting his mother-in-law
Mrs. Sarah Marks.
Abbie Bruce, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Bruce, has
been on the sick list.
William Mack is spending the
holidays with his daughter, Mrs.
Alice Bennett, at Creswell.
William Bingman and family,
of Monmouth, visited Herman
Wunder and family Sunday.
A big Oregon boy arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Edward Wunder and wife, of
Independence, ate Christmas
turkey with her parents here.
The Sunny Slope school ad
journed Wednesday afternoon
for the holidays until January 4.
Miss Nellie Thompson, of Che-
mawa, is spending the present
week with Mrs. O. M. Lehman.
An educational magnet attract
ed Homer Foster to the Sunny
Slope school Wednesday evening.
Mr. George Sullivan, wife and
daughter Bessie May, were out
from Monmouth Christmas day.
. Herman Wunder bought the
160 acre tract of R. M. Smith
last week; we did not hear the
Quite a number of the young
people from the Heights attended
the Xmns tree at Antioch Thurs
Walter Tuttle and wife, of
Black Rock, are spending the
holidays with her parents, Wm.
Herren and wife.
Joe, James, Ethel and Mabel
Chamberlain, of Whiteson, are
stopping with their Grandmother
Mrs. Sarah Marks this winter.
Andrew Shipley and three
small children, and Allie Griffith,
wife and daughter Nella are
visiting relatives at Philomath.
Mrs. Minnie Mack, who has
been sojourning in Minnesota
and Iowa for three months, writes
that she will return to Oregon
after the holidays.
Homer Foster, Dick Duignan
and sister Hazel, of Perrydale,
attended the Christmas exercises
at the Sunny Slope schoolhouse
. Misses Anna Kurtz and Ida
Duignan, teachers of the Mistle
toe and Sunny Slope schools, are
spending the holidays at their
parents home in Perrydale.
F. Barnes, wife and two
daughters, Katie and Keith, of
Albany, Leonard Rogers and
wife, of Dallas, ate Christmas
dinner with their wives' parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Towns.
On Wednesday evening a large
number assembled at the Sunny
Slope school house three miles
west of Monmouth and had one
of the most enjoyable times ever
experienced in that District. The
room was beautifully decorated
with fir boughs and evergreen of
many discriptions. A Christmas
tree was set up beautifully deco
rated, and on its branches in
numerable articles were hung
for presentation o children and
friends. An excellent program
was prepared and rendered by
the children of that District in a
manner that was creditable to
themselves and their parents.
Songs, dialogues and recitations,
followed each other in succession
to the delight and amusement of
all present. All now was mirth
and merriment and joy seemed
to pervade all those present.
After the program was fully car
ried out Miss Duignan teacher
of the school, had the tree strip
ped of its various articles and
presented to those who had their
names thereon. Everything was
good and everybody happy. Those
who came from a distance were
Hardy Bingman and two sisters
Ethel and Anna, Geo. and Bell
Sullivan, of Monmouth; Walter
Tuttle and wife, of Black Rock,
Elbert Petterson, of Guthrie,
Edward Wunder and wife, of
Independence; H. Foster, Richard
and Hazel Duignan, of Perrydale,
and Miss Anna Kirtz and a num
ber of her pupils of the Mistletoe
A GREAT BASKET BALL GAME
Monmouth Defeats Dallas
On Home Floor.
COOD WORK GIVES SCORE OF 26 TO IS
First Time Dallas Has Been De
feated At Home By Any
By defeating Dallas Saturday
night at basket ball, Monmouth
now enjoys the distinction of be
ing the only team m Oregon that
has ever triumphed over Dallas
on her own floor.
From the start to the end of
the game Monmouth played rings
around the formerly invincible
five ?nd time after time passed
the ball down the field for a field
basket At times also flashes of
beautiful team work were evi
dent among the Dallas players,
but they fell down when it came
to shooting the spheroid into the
Very few fouls were made dur
ing the game, both teams play
ing open and speedy ball.
Mr. Kersey, the Dallas umpire,
afforded a relief to all and dur
ing the time he umpired, he and
the Monmouth official, Edgar
Sacre, handled the game honest
ly and efficiently.
For the Monmouth team "Big
Joe Craven", son of Joseph E.
Craven, played a star game.
Frank and Cleetus Butler distin
guished themselves by their per
fect guarding of the Dallas for
wards. The features of the game were
a basket thrown by Frank Butler
from the center of the floor, and
the accurate throwing from the
foul line by Ridgeway, of Dailas.
The game resulted in a score
of 26 to 16 in favor of the Mon
The line-up and officials follow:
H. Stine 1. f. W. Ballantyne
C. Murphy r. f. W. Ridgeway
A. Craven c. E. Strayer
C. Butler 1. g. L. Ballantyne
F. Butler r. g. F. Boydson
Referee: Edgar Sacre; Um
pires, Kersey and Ford. Time
keepers; Wallace, of O. A. C.
and Walker, of Columbia Univer
sity. Length of halves 15 minutes.
Mistake in Awarding Prize.
Owing to the fact that but few
ballots were cast in voting con
test just closed, no checking list
was kept and by not keeping one
we made an error in the final
result. By some means one bal
lot was not placed in the box
and thus the result showed dif
ferent from the count as made
at the time subscriptions were
received. However the Herald
makes good its mistakes and will
say that Miss Anna Troedson
having received the largest num
ber of votes will be awarded the
third prize, but as we announced
in our last issue that Miss Hazel
Kuykendall had received the
largest number, we will pay both
young ladies, - Hereafter we will
keep a checking list and see that
such mistakes do not occur.