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40th YEAKNO. 47
GOOD TO IRVINE
iker VUiU Eaitern Ore
i I. C.iUfierl With
K our Polk farmer who are a
, Jkouraged over farming con
, could vlHlt eastern Orrgon swl
t in close touch with actual con-
.i thi.ti urolllil lit lirotlL'ht
;junj mere "
, rtnliation that thin old valley
, pretty good I'1'6 sfur """
. declaration of C. W. Irvine, preat
of the farmer' State tank,
i. .mtianv Willi V. r,. I'leurncr
,urnwl Sunday night from an
hi 'day ut drive through con
jind southern Orvgori.
flicy journeyed throuiih tbo wheat
,!diof Sherman and Wheder coun
t to Princvllle, south to IW-nd and
midih Fall, down into California
i home over the Pacific highway.
r i banker, Mr. Irvine is in excep-
nJly close touch with farmir.it con
join and hia trip wm largely for
,e purpose of finding out juttt how
.,np are done In a farming way on
l( other aide of the mountain
Kith due allowance for tho fact
at the Willamette ia God'a country
r Mr.' Irvine that ia, it is home,
ter hia intercut are he ran back
iiutement with Interesting facta.
Tike the Klamath country, where
rt. Irvine and Fletcher remained
r i couple of day, at an example,
fia i financial way, the lumber in-
itry make the big noise there,
hu the rik'ht of way with the
Mi and biwineits hou. it la n
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1922
MRS. C. W. JENKINS HIES
SUDDENLY AT JEFFERSON
Mrs. 0. W. Jenkins, .later of Mra.
F. II. Arrell, died at her home in
Joffrraoji, ycoterday afternoon,' afU-r
an lllnoHM of many montha, aithouKh
ahe had been able to bo up and
around the houxo mot of the time.
Mr. Arrell, accompanied by 'her
brother, C. L. Rathbun of Anoka.
Ml;in., who in here on a viait, drove
to Jeffernon Wednemluy morning for
a vlf.it, at the Jenklna home, and
ahortly afU-rward Mm. Jenkins hud
an apopletlc Btrokc, death following
c1oh upon it.
It wat due to the critical condition
of Mm. Jenking that her brother hud
come at thli time. She was at the
Arrell home here when Mr. Ruthbun
arrived and he aeemcd to have a very
beneficial influence upon har. She
remained here until lant Saturday,
when ahe returned homo.
Mr. Jenkin woa about 65 yeara
old. She wua born in Minneaota, and
tame to Oregon with her family quite
a long time ago, having been at Jef
feraon for the pant 12 yeara. Mrs.
Jenkina ia survived by her huwband,
three aona and four duughU'ra, all
grown, a aiter, Mra. Arreil, another
later, Mra. Campbell, livintr in Cali
fornia, and the one brother, Mr,
The announcement of Mra. Jenkina'
death waa received here yesterday
afternoon by telephone by Mr. Arrell.
At that time no arrangement for the
funeral had been made.
C indutry, but then occasion- j
y tumetning nnppena. a you are
ii !... I a
iiijuiy aware, it waa paraiyaei ior
ki this apririg by a atrike which
fleeted practically every plant in
. district- It forced levcral buni-
m houses to the wall and othera
n had a atrugglo to keep going.
3 itrike ban reaulUnl Ln the re
mmtnl of white labor by Mexl
m and other undesirables from a
ainwa or community atandpoint.
"ThiTe'a a wonderful valley, rich in
;ricultural poaaibititiea, but neglec
d to a large extent. Due to the
imp in the cattle and aheep indua
H. W. Grow ha been engaged a
agricultural iriHtructor in the Inde
pendence high achool. He ia a grad
uate of the Orego ticultural col
lege and was in Cr. jpia during the
pant year. S
Mr. Crow was Independence
nday perfecting tholletaila of hia
engagement here. Ho ia an cx-aar-vicc
man and a benedkf-elect. He ia
going to Colorado, where he will be
married on Auguat Kith.
HOT SPELL WELL
Red Spider Doing Some
Local hop yards appear to be in
excellent condition in apite of the
continued dry weather. In aome
yards the crop will be a little hort,
but taken aa a whole, it gives indi
cations of beinjr close to normal. A
heavy ahower, a few weeks ago, in
tho Hopvillo district to the aouth of
town, has been a big factor in keepirg
hops in a thriving condition.
The dry weather is giving the red
spider an opportunity to get in its
W( rk, und some damage in being done.
So far, it has not been heavy. Very
little can be done to combat this
pest, which makes its appearance
only during extreme hot weather. On
the other hand, there is always con
siderable trouble from lice during u
Preparations for the harvest are
in the making. The price for picking
this year will probably be the same as
lasi fn-ason 60 cents per box. This
appears to be sort of a fixed price al
though local hop growers have r.o
The price proapeel are not very
encouraging. In the Southern Pac
ific warehouse here there are still
many bsles from last season's crop.
However, it is estimated that from
75 to 00 percent of thi crop is btinj:
grown under contract and nt p. price
which gives the grower i margin of
ONLY 14 CENTS
Local Members Are Dissat
isfied with Poultry Pro
It is expected that the picking i tion who is not losing money on
seaaon will open about the ta me chickens at the price he is now
With their eggs netting them only
about 14 cents a dozen, local poultry
men feel that they got stung when
they became members of the Pacific
Cooperative Poultry Dealers. They
tied ' themselves with an ironbound
contract to turn over to the organiza
tion for a period of three years the
entire product of their ranches, and
theae contracts do not terminate until
December 31, 1923.
Eggs are now bringing around 20
cents in the open market, making it
evident that the "overhead" in the
organization is some important item.
Local members are alleging gross ex
travagance in the Portland office of
the concern with luxuriously furnish
ed quarters at a rental charge of $600
In Polk county there are 15 or 20
members, with a total of about 15,000
hens. The legality of the contract
was questioned by one Polk member
and Judge Belt held that it is legal.
Others are abiding by the decision
but are expressing themselves in no
uncertain terms concerning the man
ner in which the organization is being
As one poultryman expressed it
yesterday: It has been figured out
that with chickens making a 60 per
cent egg production, it costs 12 cents
per dozen for the feed at the present
time. It is easy enough to see that
there is not a member of the associa-
DEGREES GIVEN FOUR
BY MASONIC LODGE
PARKER MERCHANT IS
STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS
"Dad" Chapin whilo returning from
the Kapee station to his atore at
Parker, last Saturday morning, was
stricken with paralysis. He was
carried to hia home, Dr. Butler of
Independence was summoned. His
right aide is paralyzed, rendering him
7 fcw years ago and an overplus , BJ)m.hleiill nil he is in a very criti-
cal condition. A aon, living at Ore
gon City ia acsihting in the care of
his father. Mr. Chapin is about 70
years old, and has been running a
small grocery at Parker for the past
AL WHITNEY HAS EYE
INJURED; WORKING AT GATES
f alfalfa, farmers have to quite an
'tent replaced their alfalfa with
'in, largely wheat. This is not
wine highly nuccHful from a fi
larial return. In tho days crone by.
h Klamath valley was the feeding;
round for thouaandn upon thousands
head of aheep and cattle which
driven there from tho Lake
y ranges on the way to market.
-ake ia now raminir roriiil..riilil !.
"'' and due in thin nnrl h
Action in the number of aheop and
Wiethe demand for Klamath alfalfa
pilot been kern for tho past couple
Then there is another nunert tn
!he "fuation. The Klamath vallcv
"big irrigation aystem. It also
V, 1 drainage system. Thcao were
under government supervision
Mi money furnished bv the covern-
f'it and payable in vearlv install-
fontj, together with maintenance
'"lu. I vn v.,iii,i.. i.i n.t tu:
''St to tht! fnrmor. tntrot !. Miiih 1 .
finance and . a . '0WEK 'A M
Iney are findinir it burden-
with alfalfa, which ought to bo
" nam crop, j the price dumps. Tho Mountain Maces i ,wc.
"Sn fn- .. t .. . 1 L .... ..iKr. in U Tnilonendence
i can see, the farmers puny "'" - ...
plant another pump wan
7rn o-nllnns a minute. It will be
T. U. HAS
ELECTED NEW OFFICERS
Al Wthiney, while handling a truck
at Gates, was the victim of a painful
accident Sunday, which may result in
the loss of an eye. While engaged in
repairing the truck a chain struck his
eyo with such force aa to split the
cyo ball. Tho injured man was taken
to Salem where the eye was dressed,
in the nope that the sight might
be saved. Whilo it is still too early
to bo sure of tho outcome, Mr. Whlt
U nntomistic. hoping, as do his
many friends, that tho injury
not be permanent.
The W. C. T. U. held its annual
election at the home of Mrs. Lucinda
Baldwin, and the following officers
were elected: Mrs. Esther Morgan,
president; Mrs. Whitcomb Kurre, sec
retary, Mrs. Martha Richardson,
treasurer and Mrs. Lucy Whiteaker,
The Union is very fortunate in
having the county president, Mrs.
Elinor Yeates of Monmouth, a very
capable woman, as one of its members.
The union has a hope chest at the
home of Mrs. Baldwin for the farm
home and any one wishing to donate,
may leave same at her home.
BURNED PLANER BEING -i
REPLACED BY FOSTERS
time this year as usual the firsi ceiving for his eggs."
week in beptemoer. It will require
the service of about 5000 people to
handle the harvest in the yards in
the immediate vicinity of Independ
ence. Present indications are that
there will be plenty of help, although
a large part will have to be brought
here from outside points.
A planing mill of sufficient capa
city to handle the 10,000,000 feet of
lumber-in the yard, is being installed
by the. Foster Lumber company on
the site of the fire devastated plant
just this side of Kings Valley, and it
is expected that it will be ready to
operate about the 1st of August.
W. H. Biggers, who Jias charge of
operations at the plant, accompanied
by Mrs. Biggers, was in Independence
last Saturday. Mr. Biggers states
that there is no definite announce
ment concerning the rebuilding of the
sawmill, but it is expected that
action will soon be taken by the east
ern owners and that it will be for
tho replacement of the plant.
With Salem lodge officers doing the
work, one candidate received his first
degree and three others were raised
to the master's degree by Lyon lodge,
A. F. & A. M., in a special comma
nication. which was opened in the
lodge room here at 2 o'clock Wednes
day and which was continued until
about midnight. There were about
40 in the delegation from Salem.
C. C. Archibald, superintendent ot
the Independence plant of the Moun
tain States Power company, received
the first degree and the three who
were made masters were: M. A. But
ler, a son of L. M. Butler, who resides
about midway between Independence
and Monmouth; Joe Guild, and Leo
Keating of Kings Valley.
Ralph Thompson, master of No. 4
lodge of Salem, performed the first
Raising; Worshipful Master Miller of
No. 50, Salem, handled the second,
and Dr. O. A. Oslon of the Grotto
team ,Salem, officiated on the third
candidate, and Mr. Thompson gave
the illustrated lecture to the three
Between 6 and 8 o'clock, a recess
was taken for a banquet which was
served in the dining hall. The repast
was an elaborate one, prepared by
Carl Anderson and was served by the
Misses Luci'e Craven, Opal Hewett,
Gladys Childs and UI!a Dickinson,
under the direction of J. G. Mcintosh,
senior steward, assisted by F. E.
Chambers of Monmouth, the junior
steward. About 75 partook of the
After Mr. Keating had received hia
degrree he was presented with a
Masonic charm by Mrs. Keating, the
presentation being made by Jack
Perry of Kings Valley.
Unless it is found necessary to call
a special communication, Lyon lodge
will not meet again until September
13th, due to the summer relaxation.
LANE ROAD CASE
THREE YEARS IN ARMY,
ONLY 19 WHEN DISCHARGED
POLK COUNTY FARMER IS
BADLY HURT IN ACCIDENT
.reare overlooking their sure bet
J cows, ami hogs, and thus be
e to raie nlfulfa nmJ haV( an
Zei hmo consumption.
county govern -
as my third visit to the Klam-
Siih Fit la ia rrrv-
" ahead-, .-" ;- r
m, vau.jii, in one particular,
pie court I,.. . 1 ....
- - ...,ui quesxion is unsettled.
" l old wooden
wo Reut of ihn
flfinl . i ..
on i i aJ("inK 'l i a fine
f !ioft"i bui,,lml? erected at a cost
tho exception that tho circuit
m oecu Dies .i..
hi " I'Mit- ui new
fthe'f !" th Hot SPrifVH section
f a 11)01,0 1H an imposing shell
earlv hoUS0 which was stnrtpd
, ' a decade
Wtw con'Pleted. The county
m fu3 to finish th' structure,
k be re is tdlk -hat a movement
Kwuh,0 reca11 tho county
We tl lno issue placed squarely
h the .PRI),e in this manner and
iomP, deteriine the court house
u"trsy for all time."
driven by a 50 norse power
This will give tho company three elec
tric driven pumps, the other two
having capacities of 00 and 350 gal
lons per minute, in addition to a
steam pump for emergency purposes.
The company has had a 12 inch
well drilled, finding an abundance of
water at a depth of 41 feet. Tho ad
ditional equipment is making it neces
aary to remodel to quite an extent
the pumping station which is located
in a pit about 20 feet below the main
floor of the building.
nlllTHM ltOY FALLS
" AND BREAKS LEFT LEG
Jack Barton, two year old son of
Mr. ana ivjis.
' . ,.a nnrch at the Barton
irom i ,
home, just at the north en d of he
flvnninff and fractured
till, iUO""" - ,. If.
IntV. IPC U b -u'" "
fell a distance of about 12 feet.
Dallas ill. C. Farrer, a farmer
living in the Oakdale district west of
Dallas, was severely injured when a
double-bitted axe with which he was
cutting wood rebounded from a piece
of the wood and struck Mr. Farrer in
the face. His skull was split open
from the forehead to the upper lip.
Ho was rushed to this city and placed
in the Dallas hospital where at last
reports he is expected to recover un
less complications should set in.
Visiting at the W. C. Bullis home
is Ileasel Woodfin, a young man who
is 19 years old, and yet he has served
a three year enlistment in the United
States army, 30 months of which has
been spent with the army of occupa
tion in Germany. His enlistment ex
pired a short time ago, and he re
ceived an honorable discharge at
Camp Nevens, Mas.
Salem The supreme court has
announced that it has advanced on
its docket the appealed case brought
by S. M. Calkins to enjoin the Lane
county court from expending market
road funds on state highways. The
case was heard by Judge Skipworth in
the Lane county circuit court a few
weeks ago, with the risult that he
decided for the plaintiff. The county
t court then appealed the case to the
supreme court for final determination.
In his ruling on the case Judge
Skipworth held that market road
funds were appropriated for a specific
purpose, and consequently were not
available for state highway work.
In case the supreme court should
affirm Judge Skipworth's decision
road work in many counties of the
state will be retarded, members of the
state highway commission said.
The case probably will be heard
JERSEY FILM IS
TO BE GIVEN HERE
Afternoon Free Exhibit To
Be Made at Isis on
There is a movement on foot to per
fect an organization of the Jersey
breeders of Polk county. In the days
gone by, Polk had quite a flourishing
organization, but it has not been
functioning during the past few
years, and there is a movement to
bring it to life. It is possible that
this may be accomplished here in
Independence on Monday, July 24th.
On that day, at 2:30 in the afternoon,
a free exhibit of pictures, with ex
planatory talk, is to be given under
the auspices of the American Jersey
Cattle club of New York. The film
has been especially prepared show
ing what is being accomplished in
Jerseydom, and is to be exhibited in
the Oregon country for about 10 days.
As this "will undoubtedly bring here
the Jersey breeders and many others,
it seems quite probable that an effort
will be made at that time to perfect
a county organization.
DUNCKEL GETS THANKS
FOR CAMP BUILDING
HOWARD MORLANS, MONMOUTH
ARE WELCOMING DAUGHTER
QUESTION IS CONTINUED
The city council, Wednesday night,
continued the auto bus and jitney
franchise to the next regular meet
ing, which will be the first Tuesday
A resolution, No. 171, was adopted
apportioning the cost of sidewalks
A daughter arrived at the home of Recently built under the direction of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morlan of j th(vcl.ty-
Monmouth, Wednesday, and congratu-l ?8imf V . t" were ab
lations are being offered by a large j ""J a"owed as UWS
circle of friends. G. H Wood, expense to Marsh-
. neia io.uu
Mt. States Power Co ..210.43
G. II. Wood, firemen 30.00
A. E. Horton, engineer 23.50
B. F. Swope, recorder fees ....29.10
F. O. Parker, marshal 100.00
L. Damon, street cleaning .24.00
M. C. Williams, auto park 50.00
E. A. Dunckel was given a vote of
thanks at a meeting of the Retail
Merchants' association, Tuesday
night, for erecting complete, an at
tractive little building for the use of
campers in the auto park. The ma
terial for the building, including the
installation of a stove, hot and cold
water, cost nearly $200 and Mr. Dun
ckel did the work with some assis
tance ffrom others without charge.
The city council appropriated $50, the
Woman's club a little over $70 and
the balance of the material cost has
been paid by the Retail Merchants'
Independence now has an attractive
camping spot, well equipped and very
conveniently located at the foot of
FORMER RESIDENT IS
HELD UP IN PORTLAND
W. H. Roy, former resident of
Independence, and for a time in the
employ of James Hanna, while he was
operating the hardware business now
conducted by Sloper Bros. & Cockle,
was held up and robbed of $55 in a
grocery store which he owns in Port
land, Tuesday night The Oregonian
The grocery store of W. H. Roy,
1 East Twenty-eighth street North,
was held up and robbed of $55 short
ly before 11 o'clock last night. The
job was done by two men, one
weighing about 180 pounds and the
other 130. The larger man held a
revolver on Roy, his wife and a
customer, while the smaller went to
the cash register and removed the
cash. The pair drove away in a small
Motorcycle Patrolman Giddings
rode past the store just after the
holdup, was haled by Roy, and gave
chase, but the bug had disappeared.
K EQUIPMENT GOES TO
LEBANON AND PORTLAND
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CHICKEN CULLING IS
Local poultrymen were much inter
ested in a poultry culling exhibition
given at the "Independence Eggery",
the ranch of F. E. Hennagin, Wednes
day afternoon. II. E. Cosby of the
Oregon Agricultural extension ser
vice culled a pen of hens and ex
plained the reasons therefor. Mr.
Cosby was accompanied by Paul Car
penter, county agent.
The attendance at the meeting was
not as large as should have been the
case, but with berry picking and
harvesting underway, quite a few in
terested poultrymen were unable to be
The equipment of company K, Ore
gon National Guard, has been assem
bled and part of it has been shipped
to Lebanon and the balance o Port
land. About 75 percent of the en
listments expired June 1st, leaving
only 15 or so members, whq will be
officially mustered out in a very
short time in the estimation of Capt.
Emerson Groves. .
Company K has had a precarious
existence. In the estimation of
Adjutant General White the field is
adequate to maintain a live company,
but as most of the young1 men are
of the opinion that they have had
sufficient military tactics to satisy
them, no great interest has been
manifested in the company.
Some of the equipment of company
K is missing, including shoes, uni
forms, three guns, a bugle and sling.
It ii ii. the possessor, ol for.r.or mem
bers of the organization and should
be returned at once.
Major Schur of Portland, quarter
master major of the state, was here
Wednesday, checking up the articles
which are being turned over to the
state. Unless all of the missing arti
cles are returned without undue de
lay, action will be brought to regain
possession of them.