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,,.. jriy "'w revived rcrog.
i t l'ri.luy during the. piltrrl-
Oregon J'rey 1
in it gathering ot
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"tf jp,!-tM-fuU'iu-.. mid U.' pre
',; t Mr. MrK f H'0 K'r"'1
(. three row
la being :
c, Jutn, mature cow owned
yaWM' rrvtly I.dy, row under
wart f ''. "wn,'d 'y ,'",,,r
,r! f TiHiuiK'ok. ""d brought
Priiiliy for h lffBir'
Ud' !.ly, row under
vm owned l.y Harry Iliff.
j jn h. McKee bird wan alio
t;.tl Paulinr. which for a
held the world' record for
jrsr old row,
mlirit th awicniblinti nt th
e plw, the jubilee caravan in
e prominent Jcritey men from
jrt, of the country, v tolled th-s
, of K, 0. Morrow, M" Arthur
stiff. Frank Louglmry & , Son,
I'larry I). IMff.
: the Iliff place, known n Sunny
Jrrwy farm, tho crowd begun to
in number. Mr. Iliff in hit
bai II !iek, well cared fur
.i of the finest in the land,
(',. Ib-witt, who hm been
!? Wcntifii'd in the Iliff and
foundation, had on cxhibitn
i Ar-nV St. Miiwe' IUy.
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f 5'rSif liH.t 11' III 111 Ileru, liui
nM nverd cuw received On
'.ar.rh, prepared under the dirw
,t Xn. G. C. Ik-witt, rhninnun,
farni.l.fj by varinuN Jerw-.v
r and different t.rtranixatitini
r :;'., win M-rved at noon,
t s kternl jtprcrtd, nerved raff
and wan hut'ly enjoyed
r'-vi-en fii'O and 700 people,
th" cn!:rhi:.ion of the fennt, G.
'itt, prwidant of tho Orcgrori
rattle elul, introdureil I'rof.
'.f the N'ormal schfiol who in
S ; it wclc.mie to tho nHsomh-r-:to!!c,
rrcsjmriti Mc-Arthur, hs th rep
tiv of the American Jerwry
" chili, in nn appropriate ppM'ch
! ti Mr. MrK ee posHeHfion if
"and rhl!er.Re cup nn recotjfil
f Ijnl'fi Iota's perforninnep in
inp 10-18.07 pound of Imtterfnt
? a year nnd nt the name time
the world record. This
old and has had a
In rcMpondintf Mr.
DAMON HA UN, Noam .:v,)
I II.I., Mjkns MIDDAY
A barn bidon,ri to L Dnman, lo
cated nt lh north -n of the fill, wuh
ei.lirely d-nlroyed ,y f,. Xm-adav
11 ..... .
nurrnooH, uw orifcCUl of thti fin. i
mvihim u, nv(! in'cri the work
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i-ojk, Y.n nave been innkino- thu
Jeiiievou, in Miitw 0f tluj fact that
Mr, Dafuon htul repeatedly cndcavi.nnl
to mako th building Inaei'aHililn.
In the barn wan stored a iuantity
of utraw, hop bas ket and a quantity
of uriial! tHls. A kiiiuII innurancn
At it hi'ifbUi th bla.o wu M
hot one und a Miff north wind in all
mm. prevefiu-ti thu reileiif of Jark
Abbott, n nburt dintanrc away, from
Willi? dentroyi'd. The fire depart
ment mounded to the call fur MHsis
tonet' with two cart, but there wan
rjniderubh delay in trettinif tho
water turned on, ami efforts wcr
direetwl in k-ejiinjr thu flame eon
fined to th burning building.
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922
Excellent Program Is Given
By Post, Relief Corps .
And the School
an to keep tho cup
! express,.,! his appreciation of
'"r and nve asfumnep that
' all h
champion : wej-e nwmoblod
I'-'iUfTy of camera turned on
""i.vidimlly nnd collectively.
PS ttvte taken of IjhI'b lota
"c. and M
MrKee, and Mr.
of the cow. form-
III the PTOtin liruin IVin
of Mr. MpKmi.
-I'd by one visitor
county b mnkintr
'" MTli.llw tlin 4V,n
IK-m fails to pmsp its
"'iifioane,, po1k hlH four
- ".'ift ,j(.rM-y records and
n!" W'V,., of the elirht. It
"-sn i(f Ihirics
i.i bound to
in the develop
didaved to Home
)H.. . . """'J crop. O.
i hal ,WT', iR 01,0 "f 1,10
'7 h'.Ht Saturday of
CO nnoll.. i ' . . . .
th0 y neientcd Kfck-
mn, f""1 hlst Sun(Iay-
Ah "UK,v,nf the visitors
':ndS da"COatthe mewa.
led t " ,vno contest was too
Mttinoriul day wan fittingly ob-t.-rcd
in Ihht city by ppropriate ex-i-rrihen
at th Ki-hfMI ground and at
the river. The member of tho G. A.
K., the W. It. C. nnd American Lefjion
assembled at the G. A. TL hall anJ
marched in a body to tho school.
At the entrance of the ground they
were met by the (school children, each
carrying1 a flair. A double line was
then formed by the pupils and, es
corted by th color bearers and drums
the members of tht-ao organizations
marched through On; lines to their
eati under the oak trees in ttie
school yard. The railing of thu east
Htcp of the school building were,
completely bidden with garland of
ml, white and bhc flowers and on the
w ide piazaA, against a back ground
of green bough tho following pro
gram wa rendered.
Living flag 1st and 2nd grades.
Spring pageant 3rd and 4th
Reading Virginia Uurch.
Vocal nolo Anna Johnson.
Heading- Kdwin Dole.
Declaration of Independence
Address II. F. Swopo.
Song- 7th and 8th grade girls.
(lettysburft address Helen 01m
Mend. .Spanish Battle, guitar boIo Llojd
Salute to tho flag
Star Spangled Banner
The pupils, tinder the supervision
of the critic nnd student teachers,
rendered their part exception
ally well, each number showing the
result of much faithful study anl
drill. At the close of the program
those present adjourned to tho river
whi.ro the W. R. C. held a
impressive service, a special 'feature
of which was tho singing of America
by Mrs. Ilarnell with violin accompa
niment by Mrs. Ellen Davis. During
tho service flowers were rant on tho
water in memory of the sailor dead.
. At the close of the service tho mem
hers of the G. A
ratheied at the hall
it bff I'ct lunch.
Members of the C. A. R., thi V. A. j
C, nnd American Legion were guests f
of the Normal school during we
afternoon, whore a very pleasing pro
cram was given.
Civil war veterans attending were.
Mopsra. Fryer, Hnmpden, Rnscue,
TUne-mnn, Mulkey, Fifher, Treat, Kel
lev, Itutler, Do Tost or, Sera f ford and
P,"t,.r Cook of Rickreall, and one
Julc Percy -R. Kcllcy of tho Marion-Linn circuit
court, in a decision just handed down, upholds tho con
tention of the plaintiffs that the contracts entered into be
tween tho Polk county court and the state highway com
mission for grading the highway from Monmouth south
and from Rickreall to Holmes' Gap are illegal, and he
issues a restraining order to prevent County Clerk Moore
drawing warrants 'for such purposes and County Teasurer
Snyder from the payment of such warrants.
Contractors Trent and Hildburn are also restrained
from prosecuting any work under these contracts.
On the 14th of May, 1921, Polk county made contracts
with the state highway commission, wherehy the county
agreed to turn over to the commission $43,000 of the
market road fund to be used grading the highway south
from Monmouth. By another contract, the county as
sumed an indebtedness of $118,000 for grading the high
wav from Rickreall to Holmes Gap.
Judge Kelley in his conclusions says:
HAPPENINGS IN THE
"An to tb validity of the contract
wherein Polk county si-eks to apply
$4.1,000 of the market road fund to
tho construction of part of the Pa
cific highway, I believe that it cannot
be Hustained. Clearly, it is an at
tempted application of a particular
fund created! by law for a particular
nurpoHo to be administered by a spec
fied agency to a different purpos"
for administration by a different
agency; nnd, in my opinion, is contra
ry to the spirit nnd letter of the law.
"It is urged that no statute express
ly prohibited the designation of a
state highway as a market road.
In my opinion, the absence of any
statute governing the procedure to be
followed and the jurisdiction to he
invoked in case such a duaf control
and management should be attempted
renders express statutory prohibition
"As to the contract vherein Polk
seeks to incur an indebtedness estima
ted in the contract at approximately
;i 18,000, it is urged that a later es
timate reduces this amount to about
$?i,OO0, and that we should determine
the liability by the rights of the com
mission there under. Applying this
rule, wo find a contract for improve
ments to be made immediately, which
is now claimed will cost approximate
ly ?.7!),000, but which might amount
to the full sum of $118,000, payment
of which will not fuJly mature, and
for that reason could not be enforced
by the commission, for four years
from the date of the contract, and
which payment bears BVi percent an
nually. "I am convinced that at -the time
this agreement was made, both par
ties thereto meant what they said in
the writing: that. Polk county was
without funds with which to meet
the obligations of tho contract, and
that these obligations . would amount
approximately to $118,000. If this
h so, then in clear violation of the
... . , i m . ; j.
. . . constitutional innimiion airamsw uie
snort our. i , , . , . ,
ncurrance uv any county oi inueui-
edess in excess of $5000, this contract
was executed by the county and tlvj
commission. 1 cannot approve such
"Reference is made to public meet-
, m - l. - :.lrt
lings anil con Terences who xesiuuiiis
meetings and conferences are com
mendable and should be encouraged
for the spirit of cooperation they
manifest and inspire and for the bene
ficial information they inculcate and
promulgate; but ought not to be
?iven the effect of legislation either
statutory or constitutional."
In referring to the location of the
highway, Judge Kelley says:
"The decision of th Multnomah
eouiry circuit court holding that the
Dell Tclrow, a student at U. of
O. 'Kpent the weekend with hi par
ents, Mr.'r.nd Mrs. A'. Z. Tedrow.
Clc'l, ICerbur spent the weekend
with his fi.T-ent.t ftt Foster. ;
"My.'anrl Mrs. E. A. Tedrow, Mrs.
A. 7,. Ted row and son Dell, spent Sat
urday in Salem. "
Quite a number of the farmers of
thi vicinity have been buy planting
Preparations are being made for
tb? Farmers' Union picnic to be held
Miss Alta Lefloy of Livcslcy is
spending the week with her uncle,
C. C. Marks.
icvi Olcman was a Dallas visitor
?ds. Lizzie Bowman of Salem, who
has been vsiting her daughter, Mr.
I'itzer, went to Airlie to visit
another daughter, Mrs. Lee Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Marks and
Mr. ap.d Mrs. W. II Harman motored
to Marion county Sunday and spent
tbn day with Mr. Willard Lewis and
Quito a number from here attend
ed the Jersey Jubilee at S. J. Mc
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Tedrow mot
ored to Dallas Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Harman Ipent
Sunday in Salem visiting relatives.'
Mrs. Susan Jones and daughters,
Kathryn and Grace visited at the
home of George Jones Tuesday.
The pupils of the high and grade
school went to Monmouth Thursday
morning and attended thy? concert
given by the children's orchestra of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller were
MEET AT DALLAS
Birthday of Mrs, Pattersorf
Observed by Family
sermon oi me racitic highway, as jruests at Perrydale Sunday
made by the commission, omitting I .
At. ,1 l m I
r'i"i hip rou,c xne towns oi lianas 1
Dallas, Oregon June 1.
Fntfcrprise The "grand
of them all" was born in Bellville,
Illinois, on October 1, 1835, and tha
mother was born in Cedar county,
Missouri, on May 28, 1841. This aged
couple have brought sons and daugh
ter into the world, all of Whom are
living at present, and these same sons
p.nd daughter, with a few invited
guests, participated in a family re
union Tuesday, May 30th, 1922, of
the Patterson clan, with Mr. and Mrs.
F. A- Patterson, the parents, as the
guests of honor and the time wa
spent in bestowing this honor upon
tbem, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are
loved and revered by every one in
Polk county, their friends are legiorf
and although both have passed life's
allotted span, they are hale an4
hearty and are enjoying life today as"
it is meant to be passed by people
of their age.
Mr. Patterson came to Oregon in
1&57 and Mrs. Patterson located in
the state in 1853.
They met in Eenten county and ia
1858, October 3, Carolina Tatom be
came the bride of Francis Austin
Patterson. Their union has been
biessed in more ways than one, in
asmuch as no death has occurred in
the family and all except one son
were able to attend the reunion. They
have been married 64 years and have
brought into the world ten children,
nine sons and one daughter. In the
e rouie trie uiwns 01 uaiias ' SHr.RIFF FT'n5 HT i?TI.
and Independence, is a lepral and valid! AHRESTS LAWRENCE GRIFFITH, affairs of the wrid, these children
establishment of such highway, was - I have been successful and have done
not-modified, reversed or vacated,
i.nd has all of the validity of a de-cis-ion
of the supreme court.
"In cases of this nature involving
the validity of proposed public im
provements, it is very clear to me
that the courts ought not to re-ex-
smine the question each time a dif
ferent taxpayer may see fit to urge
it. Inasmuch as the omission of the
statutory monuments, namely: Dallas
t r , , honor to the Patterson name and clan.
LawTence Griffiths, residing in thei . , ": u nu.
t . . .! . , The children of these children are
F.opville district south of town, waa! , , , . ""uxe" ure
nrroste,! last Satnrd.v mM. hv RW. ! nWn and als0 thelr ay in
iff John W. Orr and deputies on the
tj i y jj Q. l and taxpayers of Polk county includ-
n ':'.... Mug the county court and the com-
whero all enjoye,!,1 -
SlOU 10 w"v
charge of having intoxicating liquor
in his possession, A quantity of mash
Griffith was arraigned before Jus
tice R. W. Baker, entered a plea of
not guilty and was placed under
C.AO lmr,rl Tt, J.l. tL. 4.:1
Independence, is viewed with ap-i, , . ,.
, . ,. , , . ,. . Jhas not been fixed, but is to be held
prov.l and sanctioned by judicial i, , T .. , '
1 . ., . before Justice Baker,
uecree m a case wherein these muni
cipalities and certain taxpayers of
Polk county are plaintiffs, I cannot
believe that another court at the be
hest of other taxpayers and owners
of other property which would have
been upon the route if these towns
had not been omitted therefrom, ought
to review that record. For that
reason, I find that the plaintiffs
herein ought not be permitted to urge
The plaintiffs in the- case are:
Ernst Zielesch, P. T. Peterson, II. II.
Frandt, G. A. Dickinson, Henry Dick
inson and S. McElmurry. The de
fendants are: Polk county, county
TO COME TODAY
Twenty Auto Loads Jour
neying From Corvallis
Down West Side
Corvallis The Oregon Drainage
essociation party on its annual field
trip will visit the drainage projects"
court, county clerk, county treasurer, 'in the neighborhood of Independence
state highway commission, N. J. Friday afternoon, next. Before
Hildcburn and W. N. Trent, contrac-.reaching Independence the party will
tors. inspect the extensive tiled fields of
The hearing was held before Judge , the Knoyles ranch on the way down
Kelley in Salem last February.
NEWTON TAKES HORSE
TO RACES AT RENO
G. E. Newton loft yesterday by j
from Corvallis. Later the tourists
will proceed down the west sida of
the river as far as McMinnville,
where they will spend the night.
The main party making the entire
the world. The family is a larce ona
and as its progenitors are long-lived
so will the children and their children
The reunion of the Patterson fam
ily, this being the second one, was
held in the Dallas city park on Sun
day May 28, and was given in honor
of the 81st birthday of Mrs. Patter
son. The day was an ideal one for
such ' an occasion and a delicious
dinner was prepared and served bv
the women present and one and all
done full justice to it.
"Grandma" and "Grandpa" Patter
son were in their element and then
and there the "Don't You Remember
club" was put in operation. Although
Mr. Patterson has reached the ripe
age of 86 and his wife 81 years, their
hearts are as youthful as ever and
their love and pride in their children
is one of the things that make them
loved by their friends and all their
Mr. Patterson has entered actively
into the affairs of Polk county. From
1SS0 until 1882 he was representative
in the state legislature. He ha3 also
been chairman of the republcan coun--ty
The reunion was marred by but one
unpleasant event. A son, . Frank C.
Patterson, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was
taken sick while enroute to this city
and got no farther than the home of
his brother William in Salem, but
every member of the family made the
in an extended race meet, which will j
soon be pulled off at the Nevada city.
Spanish war veteran,
A fife nnd drum corps was organ
ized for the day. through the instru
mentality of Charles T. Bascue. It
... eonmosed , of ' George Crover,
mire drum,, Ualph Dascue, fife
Piko Johnson, base drum.
.,omirt Sr.. was a
...uv. owmnn nn his march to the sea,
and is still interested in seeing that
tho "boys" have music wnen maru.-
'"in speaking of the exercises, Mr
Bascuo said: "Memorial day was
rti i,m1. and I wish on behalf
. iL ...ia tn exurcss apprecia
te., u ... 7.. . .01 mo veu ------ .
n tU,A r siting, local timi t0 an who participate", m
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tfinti f-- inimunni l- tcn Iit-t-lrt t t -n i r .
,., ,o iiuiums ""uv, icaas, ana win ne jomea oy a locai u-ip tu daiem to visit him after the
Abe" for Reno, Nevada, to enter him rip-ipo-ntinn of farmers and others in- close of the rnnninn i, i. t
ttrt'sted in drainage improvement. .Frank- Patterson cculd have been
The federal department of agvi- present there would ha e bean tha
culture, the state, college experiment the same children as gathered at the
station and the college extension . tvunion of the family held in 1899
service are cooperating with the as- j The sons and daughter of Mr.- and
socintion in promoting the interests Mrs. Patterson, and the families of
of land reclamation. (these sons and daughter were as
About one million acres of wet , follows :
lands in western Oregon are subject j Is aac L. Patterson and wife of
to reclamation and improved use byjEcia, Oregon, their sons Lee and
drainage, which, with soil improve-) Phillip, and Mrs. Lee Patterson of
ment, would double production and j Portland.
capacity for population. Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Patterson of
A movie man will accompany the . Portland, thei tt ' t
r "aiiv rat-
tourists and arrange to put the" most jterson and his wife of Corvallis their
ii restin-r and informative phases of daughter, Mrs. J. A. Martin and he;
their son, Jimmie, o
j i drainage into the films
The purpose of the tour is to ln-
jform farmers and others interested
in the location character and extent
of wet lands subject to profitable
j reclamation, and of methods and re
'suits of successful drainage on farms
land in districts. Some consideration
may be given the subject of sending
I recommendations on the Smith-Mc-
Nary reclamation bill to leaders of
All interseted . are invited to Join
the tour for all or part of the wav.
George R. Patterson, Pendleton;
William II. . Patterson and wife of
Salem; Pink C. Patterson and wife of
Doc. P. Patterson and wife and
daughters, Alice ' and Dorothy of
Dallas; Narcise Pattersori of Top
penish, Wash.; Allen D. Patterson and
wife, and their children, John Allen
and Helen, of Prosser, Wash.; Mrs.
(Concluded on Page 4)
Kh. g even wniit so."
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