Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, August 13, 1920, Image 1

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TIrUrl"tf problem
beeuinirg ftfute
Lndtho'M'rl.u thought of
rtjrtP, nn-n-himta, fig-mere,
(sct nil wlw ilUHt BV,lil thtm"
, .hijipins fucilillt Tho
f L-ht rates '
U fiioualy walnut the north-
wr and nw wun u.b ..v"
.. ...u..i.. mniii'i- Ik nre-
J (.problem, tho seriousness of
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inilnwb rc handicapped on
I o( the !tt:,k of equipment,
u .trivimr to give service
'unable to handle the situa-
Vr in the matter UI irnn"
proiluitH anil raw materials
from thin section or to pro
nte that seems satisfactory
northwest shipping public. ,
n wa ever a time in the
nfihe northwest when t)fc
men should be alive to tho
the development of maritime
ind to co-operate on tho
of such development or to
i L wrioudly these problems
I (mean to much to the business
' I. .i a:. .....i i,, it i rww.
.f for merchants and Indus
f the northwest rnn be se-
vrouch the development cf
iMp linen and harbor furilitlcii
till 1 able to handle th
j of this part of the country,
A advantage of both rail
iter transportation. The fu
rwperity of the northwos
i dnnantU action. The lum
I'wtry in dependent upon "the
f of the manufacturer to
prompt and expeditious ship
of lumber to eastern market
;her trade centers. Farmer!
Ure better transportation fa-
for marketing their grain,
k and other produce. The
f onr industries denend to
jRtent on the ability to secure
fapest rates combined with
f. wrtice for the shipment of
iwufts from the east and for
i.-tribiit'ron of their manufac-
Mticln if thev are to Com
eth other industrial centers of
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Oreeon State Chamber of
force ha diKcussed this mat-
muehh with C V lt,l
,rtlandf Onyon's representative
Rivers and l7arhnfH rdntrrpnu.
hi .
"r. Hodon ntntea that it is
i necessary that immediate
irtic action l.e taken to im
wr harbors and increase our
H facilities if the northwest
to keep paee with other
fl of the United States. The
l men in thi north" vest U't
"n a unit in believing that
hl"S mut he (,-,(.. '
0rKon Chamber of Commerce
sumed tho reiTinlitw nf
H a movement iVmf l,iT,i
1 RinrwiU v.
Wl- To discu: the situation
nllMin 1 .
f , m lor the solution of
Tho Jolk t4)Ufltv A ill
'JDonlers uamiclation nut at the It,,.
tel Ileuver hint J-'riday niKht. IVuh
ldent G. C. Skinner pronided and
after a uhatantiul repat hud boon
aerved mattera of interent to the as
aociation wr dicuituel. 'flio out
atamiiriK feature of tho ufffiir was
an addrcas by C. W. Irvine on fj.
nunco in general and automobile fiJ'
ancin; in parti?ular.
In addition to .the local donlerM,
thero were prvaent: It. J. Walton,
r. M. Shattuclc, J. I). Naylor, ,S. C.
Kinne, I. G. Trapzer, 1 J. Watcner
and C. W. Fox.
Tho next meeting will he held at
Dallait Si'ptomlier, 3, ,
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Tb Oregon Normal School will
open its" doom for tho year'u work
on September 20. At thin time the
work will aturt on the revised course
for thu find time. The revision in
along two lines: . Eirst, tho year i
divided into threw terms of twelve
weeks each. Thia makes it posui
I 'e for more intensive work in opch
subject and lengthens the practice
teaching period two weeks. Set
ond, it provides much greater
specialization and a greater choinj
of ekctivca. The special courses of
fered are primary,' intermediate,
advanced, niuaic, drawing, physical
education, household economy and
commercial. The new course offer
ed in the commercial, the completion
of which authorizes one to tearh
commercial subjects in high school.
The completion of the courses in
music, drawing and .physical educa
tion authorizes one to teach said
subjects in high schools. The new
instructors are: G. Beattie,
head of the rural school department
and institute Instructor;' MissHess
CtodiKild, head of the public speak
ing department; Miss Louise Syp, in
The long-delayed car of gasoline,
ordered by the Independence Retail
Iealcrs' association arrived Mon
day flight and was "spotted" on the
Wigrich sjiur jurft to the foot of
cemetery hill, where the work of
distributing it was sturted Wednes
day morning. There was a clamor
for it, and about half of it was
handled the first day. The good
work is still in progress and it is
probable that the tank will be
emptied either today or tomorrow.
It contained 8000 gallons and 37
cents is the price.
Ontho preceding car, the associ
ation after paying the necessary ex
pense had a balance of close to
thirty dollars. Or rather It looked
that way until the first of this week
when the railroad filed a claim of
about fifty dollars as alleged under
charge on the freight.
Notwithstanding this, the associ
ation is satisfied that much has been
accomplished by augmenting . the
gasoline supply for this neighbor
hood. The committee having charge of
the distribution of the gas is com
posed of F. C. McLean, G. C. Skin
ner, C. ;W. Irvine, George Conkey,
M. C. Williams and W. E. Craven.
Hale, hearty and jovial, Orville
Butler, Monmouth's grand old man,
celebrated his eightieth birthday
Monday, Crossing the plains at a
time when it waa regarded as a stu
pendous undertaking, he settled in
Oregon in 1817. He lived at'Oregon
City, Portland, Eola, and finally in
Monmouth, which was named for the
same town in Illinois.
Mr. Butler has accomplished life's
greatest achievement in a family of
six sturdy, successful ,pien and wo
men. They are: Pr. O. D. Butler
and C. Word Butler of Independence;
Vance Butler of Orville Station; Dr.
Frank E. Butler of - Portland; Mrs.
J., F. O.'Donnell of- Driggs, Idaho,
and ,Mrs. I. L, Smith of Cordova,
Those of his children, who reside
close by spent the anniversary even
ing at his home and showered him
with birthday gifts and good wishes
and partook of a birthday eake and
ice cream.
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to meet (n Pnl I
j, " mum, wwiivr
I ' Present at this con
r W1 be the representatives
r ""nnwpiit 44 j
, ... nuiH-o in iroiiKiBoa
f fresentat v f t. xt.! i
:s "i mi; IHULIOIIHI
' "id Harbors Congress, dele-
ail ha !LnJ J
CI llne "f the northwest, dol-
ir"m the port bnnoa enm.
orKan''-ntions, wholesalers,
i " and many other promin
'nes men who are interested
; vo o of our terr.tory
")r this convention is being
w. the?e vai io,.
mdin'j i vigoiniauuiin
and an invitation ex-
r W them t. . . .
tin i ne Present and the deliberations.
58 Conve"fiS in Washirnn.
(r" !he 8xeTC0l Monday in De-
L.. 11 3 desired, as the
Jworkin this convention
6 def'nite r,1..,a ir..j
W m. . thosc two bodies.
v tnn fn
intere;i ' c-on of
Wbi . rcsuIta b0
afw. . uns lfl a matter
h in n , nortwcBt resident
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structor in commercial subjects?
Minn Ix)la Records, third and fourth
grade critic Monmouth Training
School; Misa Bessie McChesney,
third and fourth grade critic Inde
pendence Training School; Mrs.
Chloe A. Seymour, supervisor Elkins
rural center: Miss Florence Hill, as
sistant supervisor Elklns ' rural cen-
tor; Miss Nan Hunter, assistant su
pervisor Mountain View rural cen
The summer school during the
first ix weeks was administered in
two sections, one at Monmouth and
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one at Pendleton, ine rimnimcuv
at Monmouth was 475 and at Pen
dleton CO and the work of both sec
tions waa very successful. The
summer session at Monmouth was
continued for six weeks beginning
August 2, and was planned for
those who wished to complete tne
teachers elementary training course.
The enrollment for this term was 42
and very satisfactory work is be-ino-
done. Mr. Butler, Mr. Gentle
and Mr. Ostein are the instructors.
tf i. tho first time the institution
has offered the twelve weeks' sum
mer school for any class of students
i oil nrnlmhililv SUlll a COUrSC
will be offered next summer with
additional courses. i
The board of regents, at its an
nual meeting, authorized tne en
Worrinnt of the heating plant and
plans are under way for the en
largement of the dormitory nt.
spring. .
A very valuable report has recent
ly . been . issued by the Carnegie
Foundation covering the preparation
and training of teachers especially
i Brhnols. The faculty in
all probability will make an inten
sive study of said report
i.i, o mriow nf comparing the
year wim -- - .
work now being done in the Normal
with the suggestions of the report,
o . rnld ha very mtercst-
Ing reading for anyone interested in
Normal training,
rw.. xroi raa nleased to note
Hie x 11 .
that one of its graduates, Mr. Kollcm
Dickinson, has been eiectea i
of the University high school.
RATES AKW iv,"-"
lines serving Uaiins a.m . - -
vice comniiHBi""' ,
Willamette Telephone company, tne
same as tho Independence b -
i. 1,0 new rates are
mouth sysiem, w. -
identical with those placed I i el
. . . j iv HTnnTYinillh JUiy
feet nere ' " . t ii
and there is likewise a ?
charge between Dallas ana
The explosion of a shell, just af
ter the gun had missed fire and
had been opened, came exceedingly
close to resulting in serious injury
last evening to Arthur Ward, crack
shot of K company, Oregon Na- With two men ort bases,' Loy pulled
tional Guard, and an employe of, down a fly, sent the ball to Taylor
The Independence "Colts" -climbed
the real speedy class last Sun
day, defeating Falls City on the local
ground by a score of 6 to" 2. There
was spectacular work by the locals
and had it not been for a costly er
ror the visitors would have been
given a "goose-egg." -
Independence pulled a : triple play
at a time when it counted heavily.
Miss Ruby Gentry, a former In
dependence girl and a graduate of
the Monmouth Normal School, was
married Thursday of this week to
Prof. Sherman Gilbert, principal of
the high school at Silver Lake,
Wash." The ceremony 'was perform
ed at the home of the bride's, parents
at Camas, Wash. -
Immediately following the cere
mony, the bride and groom depart
ed on a honeymoon trip to southern
Oregon, where the groom's parents
-The bride is a" daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J, M. Gentry, residents of
Independence form any years, pre
ceding the depatrture ; of the? family
to the Washington city on the Col
umbia about three - years ago. She
was born here, and after preparing
herself for a teacher at the Normal,
taught one year in the Baker public
schools and last year at the govern
ment island. Prof. Gilbert is ; also
a graduate of the Monmouth Nor
mal, and is holding a very fine posi
tion as principal Of the,Silver Lake
high school"- ,;. ti,.:, '.ill
cThe announcement of the marri
age will come as a surprise to the
many Independence friends , of the
family, but felicitations will be free
ly extended.
SHERIFF , , ' '
the Farmers' State Bank
He went across the river to the
range for practice. A shell failed
to explode, and as he opened the gun
to investigate, he was caught with
flying pieces from the laggard
shell. One piece cut a gash in the
eyelid, but the ball was not injured
and his face was peppered with the
tiny particles of brass and ono
hand somewhat lacerated.
Under the auspices of the West
ern Oregon conference of Seven
Day Adventists, a bible chautauqua
will be opened in the big pavilion at
the corner of Sixth and S streets,
Sunday night. There will be lec
tures, sermons, music and stereop
tican views.
The missionaries in charge will
be J. A. Reiber and B. J. Cody.
on second, getting a putout, who in
urn pushed it on to Barrick on the
first mound, beating the runner to
it. This same triplet of players
handled a grounder in the same man
ner in another inning,' killing two
men. - : (
In addition to pitching practically
a perfect game. Stoltenberg got a
homer to his credit in the fourth,
nd I.oy tnd Addison each grabbed
a two -sacker. , '. ,
National Commander D'Olier of
the American Legion, who is on an
eight weeks' tour through the west,
expressed the purpose ' and aims of
the Legion in an address given in
Portland Monday evening. Mr."' D'
Olier says, in part: -y -: - f
"I was fortunate enQUgh to have
been one of the original 20 who met
in France and discussed the forma
tion of such , an organization there,
and in view of that the present trip
his been a wonderful revelation. It
brought to me vividly the tremendous
growth of the organization in an un
usually short time.
"In a few years the service men
will be running this country." Not
because they are service men, or be
cause they are associated in any
kind of organization! " But because
the same men who were the picked
young men of the nation in time of
need will be the men who will have
the initiative and force to take the
leadership. . When the war came and
Thi? makes an even break for we responded to the call many , of us
these teams, two and two. Falls ' for the first time felt the satisfaction
C'tv has ' an exceptionally strong which comes from service. And so
tam this reason, with a pitcher in
the league class. : The "Tigers"
have been doing exceptionally good
vo'k 'All the season, and at times
f'ie bevs get in the spectacular
Negotiations are under way for a
series of games on the Independence
grounds with Falls City during hop
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service be the : keynote . of the
future, service to our country and to
our comrades. .
"Less than a year after it had
been organized, the American Le
gion was called upon to take a firm
stand upon one of the great prob
lems before the nation. The men
were scarcely back from France be
fore there came the outcries of rad
icals and revolutionists from within.
The stand which the American Le
gion took upon that issue was so
clear that the radical element was
stopped. We had met force with
force in ' France and , we were pre
pared to do it if need be in America.
We who had dedicated our lives to
the protection of our country from
its foes without stood ready to "give
our lives, if necessary, to protect
. our country from its enemies with
in. .
"In a little more than a year the
American Legion has grown from a
mere idea to a great organization,
having for its members representa
tive American men in all parts of
$ the country, with 10,000 posts and
over a million and a half members.
Such a growth has never" been ex
perienced before by any organiza
tion in the history of" this country,
and was only possible because of two
things-because the ideals were
right and -because the organization
was planned along practical lints.
"The purpose of the American Le
gion is given in its constitution
which you have read. But summed
up in a few words that purpose is
to keep alive the spirit of service
to our country, which fired the Amer
ican soldiers to great deeds during
the war and to' keep alive likewise
those who answered the country's
The plant 6f a thriving indepen
dence industry has been moved to
Dallas. With steam up and every
thing else ready ..for a busy season,
the time-used monkey wrench was
thrown into the machinery Monday
night by Sheriff John W. Orr. The
Two men gave a clever-' exhibition
of sprinting, the sheriff,, indulged in
a little artillery practice, and hun
dreds of pounds of what had been
perfectly good ( prunes and raisins
were fed to the fishes ; of the Wil
amette. . , ; . .
Investigation determined that the
plant ; had -a. -capacity of a quart
every six minutes, and it was quite
markedly in evidence that it had
seen considerable service.
It was located in the residence
property of Frank Evans in what is
known as old town.
Realizing that Falls City, Marion
county, pr any other particular spot,
has no exclusive franchise for this
kind of an institution, and with a
"tip" " that these are woemshiny '
nights, Sheriff Orr, accompanied .by,
M. L. Boyd of Jhe Dallas Itemizer,
came, here Monday night. After
crossing the fill .oii.the highway lead
ing out of town to the north, he en
countered a .very pronounced scent.
Investigation' finally? led to the
Evans house. But, in the meantime
a dog had sounded the alarm.- . The
sheriff and the - newspaper- man
closed in upon the house, md simul
taneously two men made a sudden
exit from v-the front door, and they
tarried not. The sheriff fired twice
but instead of halting them the shots
seemed to lend them wings -? J
- By the moonshine the sheriff rec
ognized them and he now has' their
visiting card in his,1 inside pocket.
Returning to the house they found
a going business. ' All the manu
factured product had been removed,
and apparantly by quick? action.
However, the fire was burning,
steam was up and everything in
readiness for creating a considera
ble number of headaches. , t
When the sheriff made nis 'official
call MjT. Evans' was not at home.
The officer took charge ,fo things
and after securing a " quantity of
the product as evidence, had the
partly mnnufacturM product taken
to thq river jn a truck. .Dozens of
quart fruit, jars were found and j. it
was apparent .that the proprietors
had been making a practice of
aging their product in glass.
Made of copper and along the
most aproved ; lines, the plant was
an up-to-date affair. It was taken
to the county seat by the sheriff
and will be held pending theappre
hensiono of the owners.
A horse belonging to Orville But
ler of Orville, has been missing
since Monday. It has1 either strayed
away or has been stolen. Mr. But
ler is inclined to believe that the
animal has been "stolen.
John M. Walker, well-known in In
dependence, and for a cosiderable
time in the employ of the Standard
Oil company here, died in a sani
tarium in' Portland, last Sunday.
Contracting tuberculosis while serv
ing in the navy, he had . been con
fined in the institution since last
The funeral was held from the
Clough undertaking parlors at Sa
lem, Tuesday (afternoon and inter
ment was made in that city. Those
attending the services .from here
were Mr .and Mrs. C. Word Butler
and D. E. Fletcher. .
Mr. Walker was about 30 years
old, single, and is survived by a
mother and three brothers living in
Portland and one sister in Seattle.
Mr. . Walker was a deservedly pop
ular young man and his death is
deeply regretted by a large circle of
friends. ,
Mrs. F. C. Eddy is now a grad
uate corsetier, having received a
diploma from the H. W. Gossard
training school which was in session
in Portland last week. Mrs. Eddy
returned Monday after having spent
an entire week attending the school
There were about 70 in attendance.
Mrs. Emily MacDonald, one of the
instructors, has a reputation of be
ing the most skilled in this country
in corset affairs. -