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40th YEAR No. 43
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, June 1G, 1922
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Independence Closes Con
.tructive Year of Work
in the School!
Graduating p"- f
tL l the history of the whool,
the commencement cxereUe. of
ha Independence high school were
Hd at the MethodUt church last
Kay night. This make, tho twelfth
whlin n -.-. -
The pnrm include! violin elec
tion by Cronby i-'v nu ""
Divi, with M. Initio II. Mcintosh
Bi,no; involution by Rev. II. L,
PP.PP; vnl nolo, Paul Scott; pisno
duet, Lida BullU and Mary Iuu My
fr; vocal wlo, Mr. M. J. Uutk-r.
A pteanmir and vtrv blr- 0,1
0rrgon" w made by Prof. J. H.
Horner of the Oreegon Agricultural
college. Oregon i Prof. Horner'
by and he ha a faculty of enter
..ininW makinir hi hcarera feel
extremely proud of claiming
Ute a an abiding place.
The MwnUtlon of the clastt
made by Prof. O. D. Hycm and
diplomat wire presented by D
Flfkhi-r, chairman of the board
The program was brought to a close
by a violin-piano selection by Mr.
Divin, Mr. Kllen Davi and Mra. Mc
intosh. The following pupil received
diploma: LcIie Clemo, Thelma Wil
Iim, Florence llsrtman, Gertrude
Stephen, Bessie Plocainger, Vclma
Htffley, William Kolb, Jr., Huth Dick
foon, Wilbur Underhlll, Alice Hukee,
Thelma Alexander, George Dulloch,
Mildred I)awe, N'c-llie liurch.
FINE OF $:'0 ASSESSED
Clinton J. Griffin was fined $20
ui cost in Justice K. W. linker'
court Wednesday afternoon, after
having been found guilty of assault
md battery, the complainant being
Mr. Ella Thorp of Monmouth.
Mr. Griffin ha been attending the
Normal school. He rented a small
house of Mrs. Thorp. It la alleged
tht he became delinquect In the pay
ment of his rent, and when Mrs.
Thorp went to tho place to collect
th rent she was forcibly ejected from
The case was handled by District
Attorney Ilclgrerson. Mr. Griffin
Paid the fine.
F. TICE HAS LEG
BROKEN AT VALSETZ
W. F. Tice. in thn fmnlnv rf iha
Cobbs & Mitchell company, had ms
lcft leg fractured while working in
w woods a few days ago.
A report was current here yester
day that it was W. If. Tiri. n farmer
resident of Independence, who hnd
met vith the accident, l.ut it kuIjso.
qucntly developed that tho Injured
an was W. P. Tice, a young man.
TRIP TO CORVALLIS
WILL BE MADE BY MANY
K is expected that quite large
number of local farmers will go to
wvallia Saturday for the demonstra-
on whith- ' to be made at tho college
" at the experiment station for tho
Particular benefit of Polk county
J. The Polk County Farmers'
union is fathering the movement, but
1 re invited to participate.
The delegation will leave here short
J after 9 o'clock, arriving at the
C0,lcge at about 10.
8LEM PROPERTY IS
TRADE) FOR LOCAL PLACE
Jharles II. Monsch has traded an
den" Kroun(' imProved with a resi
ce. on Seventh street, to Elmer
half i P hoUse and three and one"
,nd, !t?in Sa,em. the deal being
Pany "Ar,0 IndePendencc
ish A er Kervin in the Spnn-
mZT- T and mRny 8Ul,fle-
JJonsnfc i thQ "Srular army, Mr.
sch ha retired and has been liv-
4ee abUt a year IIe is a
oocunvT" and Wil1 B 10 Salem t0
I, tFJ ms new acquisition. Mr. Fry
Plo ?S man' mmarr and i8
4 siipV as nigrht man in the VnlI(,y
th9 pi yards here- "e will occupy
WIDOW CIVIL WAR
VETERAN 1)1 EH HERE
Mrs. Amanda F. McIIenry, widow
of John Nelson Mcllenry, died at the
homo of her daughter, Mra. Maude
Frederick. E street, Independence,
Tuesday morninjf at 2:30, after an
lllne of two weeks following a
stroke of parulysin,
Mr. Mcllenry was born at Bloom
Ington, III., July 24, 1843. Mr. M-:-Jlenry,
who was a veteran of the
Civil war, died at Spokane seven years
ago, and Mrs. Mcllenry camo to Inde
pendence with her daughter 14
. . . .
m addition to Mr. Frederclks,
11.11 i ...
ium. iin iii-nry is survived by a daugh
ter, Mrs. Margaret Quinby of port-
land; two sons, Earl Mcllenry of
llieticy, Wash., and Bert Mcllenry of
Colorado; two sisters, Mra. Benja
min rnest of ItoKuo Kiver, Oregon
and Mrs. Elizabeth Mcllenry of Ad
tenere, Idaho; two brothers, Alfred
and Charles Head of Coeur d' lene,
Mrs. Mcllenry was a member of
the Methodist church. Funeral ser
vices were held from the church Wed
nesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev.
F. S. Clemo, officiating and inter
ment was made in the Odd Fellow
cemetery, with Funeral Director A.
L Keeney in charge.
DRAINAGE IS FAYING
Extension Service News, a monthly
publication by the extension service
of the Oregon Agricultural college,
The two Knowles brothers have a
farm of 230 acres five mile north of
Independence, in that section of very
heavy and indifferently drained soil.
On this place these men have laid
30,000 feet of drain tile, underdraw
ing virtually the entire farm. That
work has resulted in a different soil
entirely. Now the Knowles are able
to get their crops in juxt aa early as
those farmers who have naturally
welldrained hill lands. Not only are
they able to get upon the land a
month to six weeks earlier than be
fore drainage, but the crops aecm to
come on fairly with a bound, the soil
being warm, open, and renponsive.
In draining the little runs and
swales they have followed the plan
of running a line of tile on either
side to cut off tho supply of water
from the adjoining slopes, then a
line up the middle to finish. This is
one of the most completely drained
and profitable farms in Polk county.
TAX IS COLLECTED ON
CRIDER DRY GOODS STOCK
Nearly a thousand dollars taxes
levied this year was collected by
Sheriff Orr on the C. L. Crider stock
of dry goods at Dallas. The stock In
question was recently sold by Mr.
Crider to Portland men, who subse
pucntly disposed of it to other parties.
When an attempt was made to move
the stock to Eugene, Sheriff Orr, fol
lowing a statutatory provision, de
manded the tax levied against the
stock There was some demurring on
tho part of the new owners, but they
were compelled to come across.
Jules Pincus, owner of two hop
yards south of Independence and quite
well-known here, died of heart di
sease Tuesday morning at his home
in Portland. The announcement of his
death came as a shock to a large
circle of local friends as he was m the
prime of life and always appeared
rugged and hearty. .
Mr. Pincus has owned for about
five years tho Taylor yard just across
the road from Sloper Bros., cons.st.ng
of about 60 acres, and another yard
of about 40 acres in the Spring H.ll
district. Both yards are under the
supervision of D. J. Irvine.
Mr. Pincus was a resident of Salem
for many years and operated vanous
business enterprises in Pr?.P
with' Louis Lachmund. During the
few years he has made Portland
hi. h me, operating a hop brokerage
iness. He is survived by a widow
and a four-year-old son, Jules, Jr.,
two sisters, Misse .Bessie and
Pincus of Portland, and a brother,
Marcus Pincus of Tacoma, Wash.
Semi-Centennial of Chris
tian College Is Fitting
Monmouth Christian College lived
ayuin Tuesday in the presence of department that he would receive pay
many of the alumni who returned for his work, Contractor Trent re
for tho semi-centennial anniversary sumed operations Monday on his grad
of the first graduating class, and in ing contract south of Monmouth. Just
the reminiscences of the early dayi ! how long it will be before there are
At the institution that laid the found-1 further developments is problematical,
ation for the establishment of the ' but it is more than probable that the
first state supported normal school
in the northwest
A number of the graduates of the
first classes returned for the event '
and several classes had almost com
The fiftieth anniversary address
was given on the alumni program
Tuesday evening by President P. L.
Campbell of the state university.
The eariy pioneers, he said, possessed
little learning, but had a great enthu
siasm for learning, and in laying the
foundation of the institution they
Luilded better than they knew. He
traced the history of the school
from the time when four pioneers
from Monmouth, Illinois, donated a
square mile of land, which is now oc
cupied by the city of Monmouth, for
the establishment and rupport of a
college, through its career under the
guidance of his father, T. F. Camp
bell, under D. T. Stanley, and through
the time when he himself was its
president. The reason for the distin
guished success cf so many of it3
graduates, he said, was not to be
found in its scholarship, which was
good for its time, but in the fact that
it was built around the idea that
conduct is three-fourths of human
Dean Resslcr of the Oregon Agri
cultural college recounted the strug
gles of the school during the time
when he was president.
The annual alumni banquet, hon
oring the class of '72 Mrs. Mary
Stump Campbell, Rev. Bruce Wolver
ton, Judge Charles E. Wolverton and
W. D. Fenton was held in the domes
tic science rooms. Dr. J. M. Powell
of the class of T3 was toastmaster
and toasts were responded to as fol
lows: Christian College, Dr. Powell
73; The class of 1882, Mrs. Clara
Card Cooper; The normal school, Ira
C. Powell, '87; The New Era, Thomas
H. Gentle; Memories, Muriel Paul,
'21; the president and the future of
school, Lenore Smith, '22.
A conspicuous fact brought out in
all the talks was the persisiem en
deavor by those at the helm against
manv discouraging obstacles from the
beginning of the school all along the
lino to the present day.
At the meeting of the alumni as
sociation, held Tuesday alternoon.
the following officers were elected:
President, Muriel Paul, McMinnvilie;
first vice-president, J. B. V. Butler,
Monmouth; second vice-president,
Miss Clayton Burroujrh, Independ-
i . HP.'.. T. 1 T7
ence; secretary, iuiss nuicutc
schede, Elkins; treasurer, Ira C.
PIT AT VALSETZ
A large concrete pit for burning
refuse is being constructed for the
Cobbc & Mitchell company sawmill
plant at Valsetz by Kullander Bros.
jJ Lucky Dog .
Polk Court is to Sell $40,000
of Bonds and Turn Money
Over to the State.
Upon assurances from the highway
matter it not settled.
The Polk county court and ttie
stte highway commission oave ap-
patently come to a working financial
bacis. The county court haa agreed
to se!! and turn ovr to the state
$40,000 of bonds which were voted
for highway purposes a few years
ago, and pay the highway commission
?15,000 from the general highway
fund for bridge purposes.
The decision of Judge Kelly refuse
ing to sanction the use of market
road money on state highways seems
to have started something:, and the
highway commission has already
started , propoganda leading: to the
amendment of a law which makes any
road money beyond the "touch" of
the commission. In the meantime,
a similar case to the Polk action, is
to be carried to the supreme court.
NORMAL CLASS '82 HAS
REUNION AT BUTLER HOME
A pleasant feature of the com
mencement week at the normal school
was the reunion of the graduating
class of 1882, of which Dr. 0. D.
Butler was a member. There were
five graduates in the class, one mem
ber, Judge W. E. Richardson of the
Washington supreme bench having
died a few years ago.
The surviving members were en
tertained at luncheon Wednesday noon
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. O. D.
Butler. The afternoon was passed in
recalling school days and school day
pranks, the party separating with
the wish that next year might bring
another reunion of the class of '82.
Members present were: Mrs. E. W.
Cooper, Albany; Mrs. Stella Gabbert,
Salem; Mrs. Ada Rice, Portland and
Dr. Otis D. Butler.
RELATIVES ASSIST IN
, CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY
Dr. O. D. Butler celebrated his
nth birthday last Sunday with a birth
day party preceded by a dinner.
Twenty-three relatives, real and
"married in" were present and the
day was a most enjoyable one.
Guests for the day were: Mr. ana
Mrs. Orville Butler, Mr. and Mrs. J
B. V. Butler, Mrs. Maurice J. Butler,
Monmouth; Mr. and Mrs. C. Word
Butler, Mrs Robert E. Smith and
son, Corvallis; Mrs. Nelson, Independ
ence, Dr. Frank Butler and family,
Portland; Dr. J. Dean Butler, Oregon
TWO ARE GRADUATED
FROM OAK POINT SCHOOL
The graduates from the Oak Point
school are Edna Joy and Chester
Downing, both of whom passed with
an average of more than 90 and
both have been active in working for
the welfare of the school.
MONMOUTH GIRL WED
TO WASHINGTON MAN
Monmouth A pretty wedding took
place at the Christian church last
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock when
Miss Neta Waller became the bride
of Hugh C. Olds of Camas, Wash.
A beautiful form of the ring cere
mony was read by Rev. H. E. Ros
sell, the pastor. Preceding the cere
mony Miss Bess Clancy of Camas
sang, "Oh Promise Me". The wedding
march from "Lohengrin" was played
by Mrs. Belle Beckley. The attend
ants were Miss Mildred Force and
Dale Olds of Camas. Mildred Ken
nedy of Camas was flower girl, ani
little Bessie, her sister, was ring
bearer. The church was decorated
with Ophelia roses, peonies and syr
ingia. Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held at the home of the
bride's parents. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Olds, Gladstone;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gault, Glad
stone; Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Gault and
daughters Virginia and Effie, Glad
stone; Mr. and Mrs. II. D. Kennedy,
Camas; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ring,
Camas; Miss Alveda Peterson, Port
land; Rollo M. McKinney, Independ
ence; Mrs. A. J. Winter, Portland;
Mrs. A. C. Rice, Portland; Gerald
Winter, Portland, Dale Rice, Portland;
Mr. and Mrs. Loren W. Waller, Miss
Ruby Lorence, Miss Grace Parker,
Mrs. C. E. Force and Mr. and Mrs.
Rossell of Monmouth.
POST AND CORPS ARE
ENTERTAINED BY LEGION
About 35 members of the G. A. R.
and Woman's Relief Corps were
guests of Independence Post of the
American Legion at a 7 o'clcok dinner
served in the legion banquet room
Wednesday night, which was followed
by a pleasing program. A. L. Keeney
officiated as master of ceremonies.
The program consisted of an address
by Rev. Gottleib Schmid, short talks
by Major and Mrs. T. C. Campbell of
Klamath Falls, both members of Inde
pendence post, with Mrs. Campbell
enjoying the distinction of being the
only woman member of the post. Both
were in overseas service, Mrs. Camp
bell serving as a nurse. Their talks
were of particular interest .
Solo, "Star Spangled Banner," by
Mrs. Thomas Clifford; reading by
Miss Ida Arrell; short talks sby
Comrades Bingman and L. M. Butler.
The event was an exceptionally
pleasing one, both to the guests and
the Legion boys who acted as hosts.
The dinner was prepared by a caterer
and was served by the legion mem
bers. Bliss Byers, C. C. Archibald and
John G. Stevens, Jr., being in charge.
The program part of the entertain
ment was arranged by a committee
composed of A. L. Keeney, Harry Ord,
ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING
NEXT MONDAY NIGHT
The annual school meeting for dis
trict 29 (Independence) will be held
at the public school building next
Monday night Owing to the board
being unable to make an estimate of
the amount of money necessary to
operate the schools for the coming
year, the budget has not been pre-
1 pared and it will be necessary to
submit it to the taxpayers at a sub
The term of D. E.. Fletcher as mem
ber of the board expires at this time
and the business of the meeting will
I be largely confined to electing his
.successor for a two year term and
the election of a clerk of the board
for a one year period.
The meeting will be called at 8
WOLFE IS TRYING TO
COLLECT DAMAGE TO CAR
Alleging that his car was injwed
to the extent of $29.55 by a car
driven by N. Selig of Salem, a former
Falls City merchant, B. R. Wolfe, as
sistant cashier of the Independence
National bank, has brought suit -in
Justice R. W. Baker's court for the
collection of that amount The acci
dent occurred at the watering trough
between Independence and Salem last
SETH FALK LANDS BIG
ONE AT PACIFIC CITY
Seth Falk," well-known Rickreall
farmer, landed a 31 pound salmon at
Pacific City last Sunday. .
BACK IN OR HEAD
City Orders Street Improve
ment and Sells Bonds
For Alley Work.
An ordinance, was introduced at
Wednesday night's session of the city
council, passed to the third reading
and failed of adoption by a tie vote
of .three to three, which had for its
purpose a direct change in the park
ing ordinance. The original ordi
nance, introduced by Councilman Bo
hannon would have required cars
parking on First or Main street to
head into the curb instead of backing
in as is the present requirement,
and was amended to include all streets
in the city.
The vote was: ayes, Bohannon,
Skinner, Craven ;j nays, Calbreath,
Thomas, Walker. The vote against
the measure was not in reality op
position to it, as all of the couneil
nien conceded that to head into a
curb was better than back in, but it
was felt that the change would cause
much confusion. In California, al
most to a town, the rule is to head
into the curb, while in Oregon back
ing is quite universal. The princi
pal reason for attempting to make
the change, Mr. Bohannon explained,
was to prevent damage to fenders by
the high curb line along main street
An ordinance was passed ordering
the improvement of Log Cabin street
from Oak to William grading the
full width and the graveling of an
8 foot center with river run gravel
not less than six inches in deptli.
Another ordinance authorized the
issuance and sale of $1552.24 of bonds
to C. W. Irvine at par and accrued
interest, bonds to bear 6 percent In
terest. These bonds are for the im
provement of the alley between B
and Monmouth streets.
Claims allowed were: ' '
Moore & Addison $8.25
Johnson & Coquillette 435.93
Kullander & Kullander 616.43
George H. Wood, firemen 30.00
B. F. Swope 44.35
Irvine Baun ". 7.00
F. O. Parker 2.65
IL W. Birkholz "... 6.00
J. B. Chapman 6.00
L. Damon 51.00
F. O. Parker 135.00
C. E. Stewart 2.00
Halladay & Justin I . . . 22.52
Mt. States Power Co. 210.50
Oberson Transfer 1.59
W. C. Winslow ; 50.00
W. E. Craven Hdw. 8.13
J. D. Hibbs & Co. 1.50
, The meeting was adjourned until
next Wednesday night at 7 o'clock.
REFUSING TO PAY FINE;
LOCAL MAN TAKEN TO JAIL
Refusing to pay a fine of $15,
which had been assessed by Justice R.
W. Baker, A. C. Kleby was taken to
the county jail to serve a 7 days
sentence, Wednesday. Upon com
plaint of J. B. Nunn, truant officer,
Mr. Kleby was called upon to ans
wer for the truancy from school of
his 14 year old son. Na attention was
paid to a court summons and a bench,
warrant was then issued.
Mrs. Georgia Sayers paid a fine of
$10 after pleading guilty to the
charge of having violated the compul
sory education statute by not keeping
her 14 year old boy in regular atten
dance at school. Mr. Nunn was the
complainant in this case, also.
AIRLIE GIRL HAS
Erma Williamson, daughter of
George Williamson of Airlie, is re
covering in the Independence hospital
from the effects of a successful oper
ation for appendicitis which was per
formed about a week ago, and it is
expected that she can be removed to
the home of E. B. Smith at the end
of this week, 'where she will remair
for a few days preceding a return fc
her home at Airlie.
TWO SUITS ARE FILED
FOR RECOVERY OF MONEY
; The Oregon Milling & Warehouse
company has filed suit in Justice
Baker's court for the collection
two claims against Bert Hilke
is for '$202.94 and interest from May
17, 1920, and the other is for $155.68
and interest from March 28, 1922.