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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, H10.
ALUMNI OF PIONEER NORMAL
GIVES ROUSING RECEPTION.
DOORS OP HISTORIC SCHOOL ARE
AGAIN THROWN OPEN; FULLY
FIVE HUNDRED PERSONS PAR
TICIPATE AT BANQUET.
Cobwebs mid dual, which for elKh
I.m.ii lui.niliH Jiuvn been gathering be
hind the locked doors and window
of th Oregon Hint Normal School,
wero Jurred loone Saturday, when
nearly GOO auniinl from various parts
of the main, public pfrKlaU and resi
dents of Monmouth gathered for an
.D-day celebration, to hall toe return
of old condition, which will plac
tho historic institution under a sys
tem of malnfc'tianA by the state.
For the flrt time In two years tb
air of gloom, which lias lingered over
Monmouih. wna disced by old-time
college yells tb'U greeted the arrival,
on every train, coming from U'
throats of a blK delegation of former
ntudents, who bega to aee chance
to realize the completion of their
3000 Visitor In Twn
Tb mln feature of tho day wa a
Kal boring In U assembly ball. whel
addresses were given by many lead
ing educators of the state and mei)
who were activ,, In the fight for lbt
Monmouth school. Tbe assembly baU
was well filled. It elng "
ther we oer S vuuiors
the city. ,.
Maybr J H. Hawley of . Manmouta
delivered tie address t welcome, be
ing introduced try J- V' BullPr'
who .acted -as chairman of tte day.
The mayor briefly recounted tfio 'his
tory of the campaign waged to bring
..... .,utinn of thf school befoie the
people and jo demonstrate that the
Institution ws worthy oi a co."
ous leue of life.
"This school will be one of the
live wires of ihe state," 1 declared.
"As far as the voice of Ui pcopW- Is
concerned, we are Ihe one norma
school awl the central normal sefcoo
of Oregon. Oue.of the fuudamemal
principles that gained victory In the
recent campaign, proved to be .tbe
merits of Aha hfctorie ehool, and the
fact that .the people of Oregon rea)
lzed this makes It doimly a victory.
This Is not a largo town, nor s it,
a wealthy one. bit' the spirit Is In
our people .to better conditions .at the
school and to keqp pace .with tlw- pro
gress of the Jstate Jo the best of our
ability. u ,
"In the reopening of the school we
will have Increased opj.ortunU.les,
but we will also have Increased obli
gations and we must Plan to nwet
tbeBo obligations and see' that, thy
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion ,J. H. Aekennan, in mentioning
v, nnssei for the normal, was
given .a tremendous ovation when he
spoke ot Multnomah's plurality tut 601
for this bill. ' y
"I believe' I can bring the assur
ance of lie board of regents," he paid
"that the board will concentrate ev
ry effort to make thjs normal school
Becond to none In the United States.
I believe he board pursued a wise
policy in closing all of the normals,
for It proved a bar to the people and
am object lesson that awakened them
to the necessity for an institution
where higher moral training may be
Standardization Plan la Told
The superintendent outlined a plan
for standardization of normals which
Mill require a four-year high school
course before admission is allowed
to the normal school and providing a
normal school education, which will
admit the teacher to serve in any
state in the union without further ex
amination. "The Monmouth Normal will bo a
great factor in bringing this about in
I).. Ressler, for several years
president at Monmouth, was given an
ovation that lasted several minutes.
Mo dwelt at sonni leiigih on the lo
cal spirit, prlda and ntl uwIumiii thul
liiul marked Mormoutli. Il Mid:
Ve will furiilnh and have f"r'
nltthed a fuculiy and Mudeiit body
enat or weHi. Oregon, buys and glrU,
when Ihey attund aoinoof the larg
er .aiUern collegia, always morn than
hold their own and tlila la lurgely
due to tho splendid training they re
ceived In tho acliools of their own
C. N. McArthur advocated the c
, labllHliinent of three normal schools
li tho state.
"Tha pasHage of tht Monmouth bill
ihalOregon has adopted a nr
mat achool policy." h said. "Hut Itj
do. a not wuu Ibe mule wl" l'v
1 one normal. It aieuns tho people
are allv to tbo necuslty of the
schools. Oregon la a autte of an'"
vast area. It la folly to believe i.h
IH hava but one normal In years to
.... . .
come. .MollttioUtn IS IBO moiurr i
normals but the time will eonie when
we wlU bava such Institutions In east-
, .. n i
rrn and souineni uregim -.
lielieve In broad state policy and
il mmrt coaie w'lth tlu- establishment
af thewe schools."
President Campbell Applauded
Pnwldeifc P. L. Campbell, of the
!nlvrltr of Oregoik. aon of the ex-proau-lont
at Monnjonth, and himself
also Jin -prnnldont. was one of the
stroagest speakers lit the afternoon
and was also ccord?d a round of ap
plauna. lie aald:
"I'eorilH understanding the training
or teachers fnr the teaching of their
chlblren uj a problem of serious mo
ment. Thoy have testified 10 this
knowledge by returning us thin insti
tution. O'he ploneeTs believed wtrong,
honed lnrge and always fought fair.
They ,l!Ullle Into, the university the
spiritual factors -srklch have made n
Friends of this chool
hmre lMm .t,rapeUMl to flgbt against
udverslUos from tho.firstr Evwy ap
proprlafton baa meiant a battle.
-J would -like to iaee three or four
normals In this state, and when the
demand comes, would like to see one
strong alx-year hli-school in every
county ll'iu the state.and,in conneition
wlfa thwe normals, training prepara
tory to Hie Jhlgher training of the
state normal. Iff one teacher requires
they all ilo. Tie tlntr is coming; wlien
a .certain amount of special work,
there will be no teachers In Orc-aon
but iiaivie ait least one or two years .of
the best typo of professional train
ing" C. l. Jfiarr, ex-sorrel ary of tin
board of Jiormdl regants,. created ;
senaatlon when he applied the term
of "the grandest old educator in thej
State nrf 'Oregon" to Mayor Hawley. I
Among thu other speakers were F.
K Chamborn of Toledo, Joint repre
sentative fro;u Polk and. Benton coun
ties and C. L. Hawley of MuCoy.
joint senator from Polk and Benton.
The. Invocation was offered by Rev.
Dunsniore of Independence and there
were vocal solos by Mrs. George Con-
key of Independence, Mrs. Alien
Clark of Monmouth,, and Rey. Mr. fla
vin. A reception fallowed the pro
Banquet Is Served
In the morning a suniptuwus ban
quet was served by the Ma.nmouth
Womaai's Reading Club in the histor
ic, old gymnasium 1 of the normal
grounds. Nearly 500 people sat down
at the tables. The hall was prettily
decorated and at each table were
cards bearing the Inscription, "Wel
come the'O. S. N. S; 10,361; Multno
mah 6012", indicating the majorities
received for the Monmouth bill from
the state at large and from Multno
mah counity. ,
Following the 'banquet the guests
adjourned to the assembly hall of the
school, where the program was giv-.
Monmouth Normal School's history
extends back to 18"6, established .pri
marily for the purpose of educating
the children of the pioneers who re
sided lit this immediate neighborhood.
, Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas is prol ably
the onlv-living person who aided in
originally establishing the institution,
her husband, A. W. Lucas, now (lead,
donating some of the land which now
constitutes the normal school
grounds. "Grandma" Lucas was un
nblo to-be present at the celebration,
owing to hor advanced age, but she
appreciates the reinstatement of the
normal school as much as any.
(Continued on page eight.)
WILL OPEN JANUARY 1, N
CITY COUNCIL RESTRICTS SA
LOONS. PROHIBITS CARD PLAY
ING AND PREVENTS SCREENS
AT DOORS AND WINDOWS.
The elector of Independence hav
ing decided the liquor question at the
lust general election In favor or tne
liquor Interests, the common council
at a recent meeting was called upon
to determine the number of saloons
to be operated In Ihls city, and out
of the many applications presented
for saloon licenses hut two were ac
cepted. With the coming of the new
yoar two saloons will bo established
in Independence. Moss Walker, pro
prietor of the Hotel Independence,
will bo associated In the business
alth A. Whitney, and It Is understood
that they will open a saloon In the
hotel building. The second appllca
.i ..n. ..mntui in .1 r. Cooner. a
L 1 1 1 vytM " -
lug they have hud.
The lineup was
Seller It. II.
Il( rry L. ('.
ItlHJMI I.- K.
Walker. V. of O..
head linesman; aubsi
L. T. Jiiuea
: M cAdams. Rus-
sell, Ualton, It. Williams; Orf;o
ternrlses ar now under co.'!empla-
tlon, we are told, auil we believe Uie
city Is yet In Its infancy.
LONG FELT WANT TO BE SUPPLIED.
INDEPENDENCE 18 PROMINENT
People from All Parts of Valley Are
Looking at Clty'a Progreas.
Whether the people of this city
know It or not. Independence haa be
come prominent in different part of
tha valley because of its thrifty ap
pearance. Residents and buhinsa men
have Invested their money In the
erection of beautiful homes and buai
ness blocks; they have invested In
good school buildings, good churi-hes
and 'other civic improvements, all or
which speak well for the citizenship
CHARLES K. SPAULDING LUMBER
CO. EXPECTS TO ESTABLISH A
NEW SAW MILL HERE SOON.
ACCORDING TO REPORTS.
The report that the Charles K.
Spauldlng Lumber Company will es
tablish a large mill In this city In the
near future Is the occasion of much
rejoicing on the part of businesajnen
and private citizens. It is a settled
fact that the company will establish
a large lumber yard here, and It Is
generally believed that the mill will
aubsequently be established. Work of
putting in the lumber yard Is now in
progress, and It Is to be located on
the lots formerly owned by I. M. But
ler west of the railroad track. The
residence, one of the old land marks
of Independence, has been removed
to make room for the new enterprise.
This city has been without a lumber
yard since the null was consumea
of the city. Probably this Is more
i, t-ttWmi unit nloneer of anoarent outside of town than at
nuvnu ...... -m .. . -
Oregon. Mr. Cooper will open a sa- home. Before aenntieiy com uu...6 gummer and consumers have
loon in his building on C street. to settle In Independence we l";,, greatIy lnc0nvenienced. The de
An ordinance was passed by tha it remarked on every hand, "Indepen-j lumber has apparently ln
u)uim.U Intended to regulate the aa- dence Is one of the best towns M creased during the past summer and
loon business, the conditions of which the state." and we are pleased toJmdeVjerylillng points to a greater de
ars that the liuense. fee shall be fixed the statement of other towns correct. I HlirIn thR comin season-than
t $1000 per annum for each saloon; , pvery man who has made -wealtft e been experienced. We are
and the number of saloons Is to be 0r used It in) developing great jesiv 8everal new residences are
limited to one for each 1000 popula-1 (mate business enterprises has now under contemplation and plans
tion or major fraction thereof. Thej0f b meflt to the country In general.. consummated before the sea-
tion or major fraction thereof. The0f b meflt to the country In general. m be consummate(1 bef0re the sea
parties taking out a license ta w-jam! independence can boast of many opeQB with the establishment
duct these plaws ofi business will belof t em. The banking Institution' ' wjn come a BtiU
required to gi Donos in me -Bum me private ram oau euiim!, ' gr
Of $800 each
Another commendable feature of
the ordinance is in the fact thac the
keepers are reqnired to dispense with
blinds and the luwer end of the win
dow must not.be over four and one
hair feet above ahe sidewalk. Parti
tions are not allowed in the rooms
where liquors are sold under the pro-!
visions of this measure, and games
of 11 kinds, cither for pleasure or
money, will be vrohlbited.
Ptrsons who .are acquainted with
the parties to whom licenses will be
grained are frank to remark that the
conditions of this ordinance will be
met In every "particular without diffi
culty, and those who have keenly felt
defeat in the last flection feel that
the city council and .--ill interested are
doing nil that can be expected un
der the present conditions to preserve
the moral conditions of tt.he city.
Whether or not the financial condi
tion of the city will be benefitted cuts
best be determined by those wno
ha.ie livtd in
tham the writer
the new mill will come a still
demand for homes and the
miiE". Ificenf. creamery concern, the. . , . ,.,, t t!lo
--- - enterprise win oe wuim mutii vv
laun .ry. the hotel, the Uvery barne
and very other business .represmiuij
in tl 13 city speak for the energy and
loyal' y of the promoters. . But the
end is not yet. Other business en-
GOOD APPLES GOOD PRICES
Developments in the Next Tew Years
Will Surpass All Expectations.
The work of the intelligent farmers
of Oregon, who have studied the sci
entific side of the several dfipart
mei is of the farm, has placed the
slau In independence of competition
from the world. One stronghold af
ter, another has surrendered to the
skil. and address of these men. a.ud
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Regular services at Calvary Presby
terian church next Sunday, with Sun
day school at 10 o'clock, and morn
ing worship with sermon by the pas
tor at 11.. Alt 7:30 p. m. Dr. Duns-,
more will preach, and special music
will be rendered by Calvary's popu
lar choir. The public are cordially
invited to all the services. r (
Church of Christ Notes,
We want every member to attend
church next Lordsday. as there is
nn c-uc tlitn u'ill V tsr nm ntniYtf
413 1 1 UIC pVors IIJIO V III U' 1 1 V, - -
evi. ent. The markets to conquer are!e very important business-to be
as .-aluable as those secured. Just winBiuerea.
nov the apple culture Is leading up! Our morning subject will be Qual
to ne of the best and there Is a ten
(Nn ;y to bring about great changes
this vicinity lotnger!ajrw1 be demonstrated" that bet-
i . .
ter fruits will produce better marKets
and the farmers are interesting them
selves in this direction. That Inde
pendence can produce as good apples
the now famous
OREGON CITY ;
as are grown in
Hood Rlvor country is a forea;oln5
nniii nainn Flvpn th m.lfif pynprt-
ant horticulturists Will be surprised song service at 7 p. m
at the developments made in the nextjS weanesaay nignis
ifications and Duties of Elders and
Deacons, who are found In 'every true
church of Christ," and in the even
ing, our subject will be "Ladders.' a
chart sermon. At the morning or ev
ening service, baptism will be admin
istered in the Apostolic way. H.
Campbell Clark, Minister.
M. E. 'Church
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. Sunday 'school at 10 a. m. and
The football 'game Sunday proved i
to be a great occasion, as tive local
team walked over Oregon City with
CONVENIENT AND, NOVEL
LpRov Browne, of Silverton.. nre
I (.( ill VV 'ivcu ' w --rvi - - -, -
ease, Mattison, P. Williams, W. Wil-1 rented the editor with a combination
Hams and Capt. Fomeroy being tie
Independence was in k. ba'a hoh? at
padlock one day this week which is
destined to be in great demand ow
ing- to the mechanism. The combr.ii
j The church will begin revival meet
ings oa. Christmas night. Evangelist
ic help will be secured. No doubt
the meeting will continue for at least
Sunday night will be the third ser
mon in the series on the Sermon on
the Mount. W. J. Weber.
the start, Oregon City making a ation can easuy ie enangea ar.a mere
touch-do win at the second down after Is .no . keys to be carried around in
which the locals held them down; tne pocKet or to oe mst
throughout the game. ,
F. Williams piled, over the line In
the last minute of play during the
second quarter. Pomeroy failing on
kicking the goal left honors even.
, It' was plain to see that" the visit
ors had no chance at all in the sec
ond half as our boys made one touch
down after another. The game end
ed with the score 27 to 5 in favor of
the local squad.
The game was clean from start to
finish with no one injured. The boys
here, are to be complimented on their
good playing, for they played a good
Mrs. Mollie Cressy Dies .
The toc&iident of this citv died in Salem
has bt'cn on the marxet only a rew i Thursday night. The funeral will be
months and is manufactured in Dim-J heI(1 from tne Presbyterian church in
ver. Col. A New York company has j independence Sunday. , Dr. H. Chas.
Burial at Odd
offered to take over the proposition
and manufacture in larjre ' quantities,
paying a royalty on, all locks sold.
It has been patented in the United
States, Canada, Germany, Great Brit
ain and France. Mr. Browne 'is one
of the heaviest stock holders in the
company and is selling them in 0re-
For hour see funeral notices.
game considering the amount of train- at the fcnterpi fse office.
A mass meetlner nf the citizens nf
Tniln.nH,.nn. u-ill ha 1tM i flw, r-.w
gorv, Washington and Oaltfomia. The! hall on Friday, December 2, -it 7'' .
lo;k w lnet-d by his br?uiser-!u-! p. m., for the purpose nf notninaK-.i;
law, Mr. fjurkley. 'Persons in tares t-j three ccuncilmen, a mayor rid a re
ed in the same can see it by euUiugjeorder.
A.. . . I
V. S. KURRE, Hecarder