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40th YKAIl No. 42
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922
jt era iTOiuiii
prof. Horner Wi! Speak and
Diplomat Will Be
Presented to 16
The Independence high school will
iom it yi'"r'" ttcUvltlc with th
Immenccment exercises of the sen
,r dim it the high school tonight
FriJ')- . .. ... n
Prof i " ,,orncr 01 v vn
cultural college will deliver an
nd there will bo vocal and
The program will svari i o
Stltiin J limn, vnuin.
Invocation-Rev. J!. L. Proppe.
Vocal soloPaul Scott
piano duct Lyda DullU, Marylou
Vocal wlo Mrs. M. J. Butler.
Presentation of class Prof. 0. P.
prestation of diploma I). K.
Selection Piano, violin.
Claw flower In the sweet pea;
i... uii.l uliiti.. nnil th motto.
Hwt to the world the best you have
I . .. i . ...Ill t 1.
and lie u'Hl win romc jvw.
J Diploma will be presented to 16:
Clemo, Thelma Williams,
lionme Hartman, Gertrude Stept
Beic Pleasinger, VVlma Heffley,
Villiam Kolli, Jr., Ruth Dickinson,
fcllur Umlerhill, Alice Baker, Thel
jra Alexander, George Bulloch, Mil
tti Iwff, Nellie Burch.
( lax Day Program
fla day exercises were held nt
Ihp hiifh arhHil assembly Wednesday
ight and wi re attended by quite a
Lrjtt number of interest;! people.
Salutatory William Kolb, Jr
Valedictory Alice Raker
Violin nolo Dorothy Wood
Clasa history Nellie Burch
Cornet noIoDelo Kid ridge
Claw paper Ruth Dickinson
Class will Thelma Alexander -Claw
prophecy Gertrude Stephens
Piano solo Bessie PUssinger
High School I'lcnic
The end of high school was cele
brated by a picnic at Vitae Springs
j The perty started about 9:30
f'clock, the majority ridijiaT and a
( walking:- As soon as the cars
rrived nearly everyone started to
Explore the surrounding hills and see
ho could get to the top first
J Thoae having cameras took snap
fhota day. The picnic lunch was
jtn about 1 o'clock and was surely
fnjoyed by all. Three gallons of Ice
fream Wer also consumed without
ly trouble. The students left the
;'Pfins about 3 o'clock after having
CAMPAIGN TO START
SERVICE WEN INSURANCE
I'ortlund, June 8.
For the purpose of having every
ex-service man In Independence pro
tected by government Insurance, an
Intensive drive to secure applications
for veterans' Insurunco amounting to
at leant $50,000 will lc held there
Juno 12 to 17, ulinculve, according to
Kenneth L. Cooper, manager of the
United Slates veteran' bureau here.
This amount, if aecurcd, will help
swell the state's Innurance total, tho
goal to bo striven for being $2,000,
000, he stated. Tho campaign is limi
ted to the Pacific northwest district
of the veterans' bureau and it is ex
pected that more than $5,000,000 In
war risk insurance will be reinstated
or converted by veterans during the
week beginning Juno 12.
American I-eion posts throughout
the entire district are planning to co
operate actively in making the drive
a success. Norman W, Engle of
Seattle, northwest representative of
tho national organisation of the le
gion, has sent communications to
many of the posts urging them to
form drive committees to help carry
on the campaign. He stated that
sen-Ire men of Independence may
make application for the government
insurance either through the local
post and the state department of tho
legion or the U. S. veterans' bureau
FOR SCHOOL WORK
Display Is Made of Mechani
cal Work of High
W. G. GRANT AM) MISS BUTtCII
M ARM EH AT DALLAS
very enjoyable time.
TURNER TAKES COUNT
IN 10 INNING CONTEST
It a 10 innlno. t m.
Sunday. nA t j
j i baoon, y one run, the score being
." nq nve.
U,ing three sub
v!!f Was "'nted with one of tho
Wiley G. Grant and Mins Mary
Edna Durrh, both well-known and
deserveilly popular in Independence,
were marred at the
chamber at Dallna on
last week by Dr. II.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant left that day
on a threo weeks' honeymoon to coast
points, and upon their return will
take up their reidenco here.
The bride graduolcd from the Inde
pendence high school in 1921, and
during the past year has successfully
taught school at Crowley. Mr. Grant
is a carpenter, but is acting as fore
man of the George Werlinc hop ranch.
ODD FELLOWS PICNIC
AT RICKREALL, SATURDAY
Polk county Odd Fellows will hold
their annual picnic at Rickreall, Sat
urday, June 10th. It is an affair to
which the general public is Invited.
A program of musical and literary
numbers and sporting events has been
arranged. The Walnut city band of
McMinnville has been engaged for
the day. Among the noted visitors
will be Grand Maater S. F. Bowman
of Pendleton and Grand Chief Pat
riarch Wadsworth of Harrisburg, both
being scheduled to make talks.
There will be a ball game, foot
races and other contests.
Rickreall park is an exceddingly at
tractive place for events of this
kind. There is lots of room, and the
Odd Fellows are anxious to have their
friends join them In this big outdoor
Pit s W-"JU games oi me year.
Wj !Itenber wa" on tho mouna
Q d,'d work. At the end of
,J innings the tally was a tie at
Qi in the final round T"er
C "f frm scoring and the local
p added another chalk mark.
SELTON IS CUTTING
1100 CORDS OF WOOD
"melton is having cut on the
'"Ice linn m ui iii(iuibiiu-
Li. cord f wood. About 400
'to th.arc?,White fir and wil1 b0 houled
(j " a,em Pu'P mill by truck by
in," J"08- The fire wood will be
vard Sa,Cm ft0
i6flLnBe,ton 8 buiIdin a Tde
to b. 1 ,K ncross a s!ouKh in order
Win . ! t0 h"uI tho wod the
at tk. zen ters are employed
j the Present time.
!fnd Mrs- Ber Cross and son
iS w ied from Porand where
jcoaM.1"0 Bttendance at a penta-
Panied rVention- They wer0 8CCom
SwilISeby Mn' Sfttah Wallings,
a tyeek at the Cross nome for
AT AIRLIE ARE ATTRACTIVE
The graduating exercises at the
Airlie high school Friday evening
were attended by a crowded house,
and a splendid program of musical
snd literary numbers was given. J.
A. Churchill, stato superintendent of
public instruction, was present and
gave an instructive address to the
graduates. Each member of the class
took part on the program as follows:
Class president's address, Lyle Had
ley; salutatory, Guy Wisecup; class
i.iatA.r Wlnfred Tubandt: class
prophecy, Bertha Englchorn; class
poem, Dorothy uross; vaieunw.j,
Harry Kester. W. H. Carney, prin
cipal of the Airlie schools, made a
brief address and the diplomas were
presented by county school superin
tendent, Josiah Wills.
HIGH SCHOOL DEFEATS
MONMOUTH IN CLOSING GAME
Independence high school team de
feated Monmouth on the Monmouth
ground, last Friday afternoon, by a
score of 8 to 4, in the season's clos-
in?nrndence took the lead at the
outset, maintaining it to the-end.
In the second inning:, a decision of
the umpire was contested so vigorous
ly that the contest came near being
terminated at that point.
If by their labors ye shall know
them, then the classes in mechanical
drawing and manual training at the
high school are entitled to recogni
tion. In the lobby of the Farmers'
State Rank, there is on display ample
evidence that these classes have ac
complished something worth while
during the past school year.
Claude Wilson has been awarded
the lion's share of honors, receiving:
first in both mechanical drawing and
Wilbur Underhill has second in
mechanical drawing and Delos Eld
ridgc second in manual training.
Van Ness Johnson, third in mechani
cal drawing, and Joe Smiley, third in
Many others have exceedingly
meritorious exhibits of their handi
work. Among these being James
Staplcton, George Ray, Clifford Smi
ley, George Arrell, William Kolb, Jr.,
Franklin Parker, Roy Seaman, Georgb
The article which was given first
place is a library table, attractive in
design and perfect in workmanship.
A tea wagon, complete in details and
workmanship received the second
consideration, and the third recogni
tion was for a dresser.
Prizes of $2.50 each were offered
by T. K. Vannice, instructor in man
ual training and mechanical drawing,
for the best exhibitions. The judging
was done by A. R. Nichols of Cor
vallis, head of the state vocational
The display is attracting much at
tention. After being inspected by
one local taxpayer, he made this
statement: "I have always been op
posed to educational frills, as I
termed them, but if this is what is
being accomplished I am heartily for
FLAG POLE UP
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Color. Will Fly From 94
Foot Pole Raised Wed
A flagpole, 94 feet, 6 inches long,
was raised on the high school grounds
Wednesday morning by members of
the Independence Retail Merchants'
association, assisted by Prof. Byers
and high school pupils.
The pole, a fine one, was secured
nearly a year ago and its prepara
tion and equipment has been a com
munity project with numerous per
sons contributing time and material
in its completion.
OBSERVED WITH DINNER
HIRSCHBERG IS AGAIN
TREASURER STATE GRANGE
For the twenty-third time, II.
Hirschberg of Independence has been
elected treasurer of the Oregon State
Grange, the selection of officers being
made in the annual session which is
being held at McMinnville this week.
C. E. Spence is re-elected master for
the thirteenth consecutive time.
Mr. Hirschberg returned yester
day morning from McMinnville and
states that the meeting was an un
usually interesting and profitable
BOND, RELEASED FROM JAIL
Lawrence Griffith, Hopville chicken
mAn. has cained freedom from the
county jail by having furnished bond
of $500. He was convicted by a jury
in justice Baker's court last Friday
of having intoxicating liquor, in Ms
possession in the form of a quantity
of corn mash. He was represented
by E. K. Piasecki of Dallas, who im
mediately filed notice of appeal of
the case to the circuit court.
Mr. Griffith was taken to Dallas
by Sheriff Orr and was kept there
until Wednesday, when bonds were
submitted and accepted.
Mr. Griffith is operating a chicken
ranch on a considerable scale.
NEWS EVENTS AT
Faculty members enjoyed a picnic
dinner in the grove near Rickreall on
The Seniors chose "Fanny and the
Servant Problem," a comedy by Je
rome K. Jerome, as their play this
year. It will be presented in the
chapel on Monday, June 12 at 8:15.
The play is an entertaining, clever
take-off on English social distinctions.
At the begnning, Fanny, a music hall
singer, has just marred Lord Ban
tock ad returned with him to his an
cestral home. Because he had wished
to be loved for himself alone, Lord
Bantock had not used his title during
his courtship, and when Fanny arrives
! at his home; she finds to her surprise
that he keeps 23 servants, everyone
of whom is a near relative of her
! own. They, far more conventional
than their social superiors, plan to
train her to make fit for her social
position. Many amusing situations
result until she finally takes things
J in her own hands, after which things
I are finally adjusted to everybody's
Elections are part of the order of
the day at the Normal this week.
Officers of the student body organi
zation for next year were elected
last Friday. Those chosen were as
President Burton Bell, Monmouth
Vive-president Jane Gunn, Herm
iston. Secretary Caroline Berry, Corval-
is. : ;
Song Leader Barbara Hixson,
Susie Bonnerilverton, was elec
ted to serve as temporary chairman
in the first meetings of the student
body of the summer session. " '
The Delphians also elected their
officers for the fall term last week.
Miss Mary Cole was . elected presi
dent; Lavina Galloway, vice-president;
Lydia Christiansen, secretary;
Mary Harnish, treasurer; Ruth Purdy,
reporter; Nell Ingram, Sergeant-at
The pergola, which this year's class
is leaving as a memorial, is . being
put in place on the campus this
week, and will be ready for presen
tation next Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Alexander were
pleasantly surprised Sunday, June 4,
when 30 of Mrs. Alexander's rela
tives came with baskets of lunch to
remind them that they had been
married a year,
A picnic dinner was enjoyed along
the shady banks of the Luckiamute
river. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Phillip Fischer and children,
Elva and Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Mer
ton Gilmore and daughters, Stella,
Letha, Edythe and Bemice, Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Krenz, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Jones and children, Bernita
and Carl of Silverton, Mrs. Josephine
King, Miss Ethel King, Arnott King,
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Humphres and
daughter Thelma,, Mr. and Mrs. The
odore Fischer and son Donald of
haw, Mr. and Mrs. George Scott
nd children, Verny, Veda and Harley
of Stayton, and Mr. and Mrs. DeU
WILLARD L. PHILLIPS
DIES AT MONMOUTH
Monmouth, Ore., June 8 Williard
L. Phillips, a resident of this city for
the last thirteen years, died at his
home Thursday, June 8. He was born
at Lapeer, Michigan, November 18,
1859. In 1881 he married Harriet
Ann Harmon, who survives him. He
came to Oregon with his family in
1888 and settled near Salem, later
moving to Airlie, in Polk county.
where he engaged in farming. He
lis survived by two children, C. R.
i Phillips and Mrs. Nellie A- Burbank,
both of this city. - His mother, Mrs
! E. A. Phillips and a brother, Samuel
j W., live in North Branch, Michigan.
Ihere are live grandchildren. Mr.
Phillips was a member of the Evan
gelical church for many years
OAK POINT FAIR
A BIG SUCCESS
Fine Entertainment is Pro
vided at Annual
With one of the best community
organizations in the state, Oak Point
made a very notable success Wednes
day night wtih its second annual
country fair. It scored financially,
receipts exceeding $100 and what is
still better, the entertainment which
was provided was of such pleasint;
character that those attending the
event felt that they were on the debit
side of the big book of good deeds.
The community spirit has been
developed at Oak Point to such an
extent that it really includes Inde
pendence and Monmouth and other
surrounding territory beyond the con
fines of the district proper. The
Community club is the hub and it
revolves steadily with lots of good,
capable women, always ready to
';step on her" when the occasion de
mands. Mrs. Fred OHourke of Monmouth,
chairman of the ways and means
committee, was the director general
in the affair and while she had able
lieutenants and many privates, hers
was the directing spirit in the big
The grounds, strikingly attractive
with dozens of Japanese lanterns,
flowers and evergreens, was a scene
of activity from 5 in the afternoon
until nearly midnight.
A feature of the affair was a lunch,
served cafeteria style, with fried
chicken, hot from -he frying pan as
POLK REPUBLICANS WILL
MEET AT DALLAS, SATURDAY
Mrs. Stella Henry, secretary of the
republican county committee, has
called a meeting of the committeemen
to be held in the court house at Dallas
on Saturday afternoon of this week,
at 2:30 for the purpose of perfecting
an organization, which will include
the election of a chairman.
m. and interment will take place at
the K. of P. cemetery, south of this
OREGON NORMAL SCHOOL
Funeral services will be held at the I rra it lio nftrnptivA viands. To enU-
; Evangelical church Saturday at 2 p. ! merate the list of good things which
had been provided would give the
average person an attack of dyspep
sia. These things were sold by the
yard, and while prices were very
reasonable it required fully a yard to
overcome the temptations which were
offered . '
There were stock shows and other
attractions ingeniously arranged as
side attractions. A sack of Durham
represented that breed of cattie,
the Jersey by a jacket, groundhog by
ground hog or sausage, and so down
the line with Jim Huntley shining as
Beginning at 8 o'clock, there was a
program, arranged by Mrs. Collins,
the efficient principal of the school.
The participants were largely school
children from the little tots to the
eighth graders. Recitations, music,
folk dancing and other numbers were
rendered with pleasing effect and
were heartily received.
. Two string Filipino orchestras
were also participants, giving' selec
tions which were roundly encored.
One orchestra was made up of C A.
McLaughlin employes and the other
from the E. Clemens Horst company.
There were other musical numbers
by Mr. Dickinson of Corvallis, Miss
Helen Jones and others, aU adding to
the pleasure of the occasion.
A part of the money derived from
the affair is to be turned over to the
children's farm home at Corvallis,
end the balance is to be used in pro
viding equipment to the community
Getting Father's Consent
The present year marks the fifth
ieth anniversary of the date of the
graduation of the first class of the
Christian college, which later became
the Oregon Normal school. Five
members were graduated from that
class, four of whom still survive.
The four members of this class are
taking a leading part in the annual
program and banquet to be held at
the seat of the Normal school in
Monmouth on Tuesday, June 13.
The alumni organization and this
class which is celebrating its fiftieth
anniversary, as well as the present
graduating class, desire that every
member of the alumni who can pos
sibly do so be present to this year's
exercises. President Campbell of the
state university is to give the alumni
address, Dean Ressler of the Oregon
Agricultural college, ex-president of
of the Normal school, is to be present
also to speak, as well as a number of
the older members of the alumni or
ganization. A great alumni reunion
is being planned.
The trustees and faculty and
present student body all unite in cor
dially inviting every former gradu
ate of the Normal school and every
member of the Alumni to be present
on this occasion and have a part in
the proceedings. The alumni address
and program will be given in the col
lege chapel on Tuesday evening, and
plates for more than two hundred
are being provided for in the art
room of the home economics depart
ment of the Normal school.
TRENT HALTS WORK
Grading operations were suspended
yesterday morning by Contractor
Trent at the Luckiamute, after a con
sultation with his attorney at Mc
Minnville the preceding night , Be
fore he does any more work he wants
to know just where his pay is com
ing from. .
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
IS WELL RECEIVED
DAWES HAS PRECOCIOUS
William Dawes has a this year's
pullet which has put its egg machin
ery in operation, producing its first
egg one day this week. Just how old
it is Mr. Dawes does not know other
than that the egg from which this
chicken was hatched was of the "Hank
Mattison Plymouthrock strain" and
that it was started in incubation some
little time after the first of the year.
The high school orchestra, assisted
by students of Miss Elizabeth Levy,
gave a delightful concert at the Isis
theatre last Friday night There
were numerous encores. The pro
On the Boulevard Lenore Myers
Ave Marie Dorothy Wood
Simple Aveu Nellie Burch
The Little Patriot Alois Miller
Liebesleid Dorothy Clark
Berceuse Slav Fay Irvine
Larghetto (Alice Skinner
Orientale Ruth Dickinson
Souvenier Mildred Dawes
Estudiantina High school orches
O Belle Nuit High school or
chestra Selections by high school orchestra.
Orchestra members are: Miss
Straw, Dean Craven, Nellie Burch,
Ruth Dickinson, Mildred Dawes, Dor
othy Wood, Bessie Plessinger, James
Stapleton, Alice Skinner, Fay Irvine,
Lenore Myers, Mabel Kullander, Thel
ma Williams, Van Ness Johnson, De
los Eldridge, Horace Clark, Winona