nttm 40th YEAR No. 50 ffiTION SUIT IN SUPREME COURT kintiff Appeal Judge Kelly Decuion at to Location Iue ,. j- Martin K. Ilp' d ! E. ......i.. rKiirvMintinir the plaintiffs, La ipprlwl that jwrtlon of Judge ercy B Kelly roccm " If the l'acifie highway from Mon Lath outh. In the decision Judge felly ty: J The decision of the Multnomah Lonty circuit court holding that the Latton of the Pacific highway, n Ldfl by the CfwmlHdion, omitting Lm the route the towns of Dalian nd Independence, U a legal and iilld eiiuiblitthment of uch highway, fwu nut modified, reversed or vacated, ind b " t the validity of a de ciiion of the supreme court." , One of the contention of the plain nffi In thin suit in that the ruling ,, Judge McCourt in the Multno'mah county court, given from the bench, do! pot conform to the opinion j which prepared by the state ijhwy commission's attorney, Jay fliowerman, and became the record in Itbe cms. Th tult was filed Friday, and iut that the highway through Polk ....... .i.. .1,. 1.. OTBJHy was inniuwmjr wim ir i- ition. It la expected that thia cane will ma out the Polk county muddle. It will probably be aeveral months be fore decision can be secured. 1LADS LITTLE PAULINE AWARDED SIGNAL HONORS Salem I-ad'B Little Pauline, a Jovtlike little Jersey cow owned by I J. McKec of Independence has just ic awarded a signal honor, shown by the following telegram received Tcetday: G. G. Hewitt Congratulation. Ud't Little Pauline, champion regis ter of merit cow for the year 1921. Must have by return mall special delivery, good photograph for front pare of 1921 Register of Merit Vol- mt. Notify McKee and wire reply. "American Jersey Cattle Club." Lad's Little Pauline had a record of 15,936 pounds ef milk and 941.69 pounds of butter fat, as a junior 4-year-old. She has just now pro duced the living calf, carried for at bit 160 days of her lactation perloe, &at give her the distinguished honor just now awarded. The cow was bred by G. G. Hewitt of Independence, and sold two years P to J. S. McKee, a neighbor for $1010 st a public auction. Mr. McKee ld one of her bull calve to Chester I Mulkey, the famous breeder or JicMiruiville, for $1000 last winter. Tne cow has produced one heifcf St. Mawea Lad's Lucy, that as yesr-old cow produced 708.CT Pounds of butterfat. Statesman. RETURN FROM I IKHiNf: TRIP TO VALSETZ COUNTRY M. W. Walker, accompanied by G. mikl' f Florence, Col., returned yesterday from a few day,' fihing trip with ValscU as headquarters. They fished both the Lucklamute and Biletz, but neither is enthusiastic over results. Mr. Wilkes, who Is an attorney in Colorado, accompanied by Mrs. Wilkes, Is spending a vacation in U, dependence, Albany and other point In the vslley. Mrs. Wilkes is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. h. Thompson of Albany and Is a niece of Mr. Walker. In recognition of the birthday of Mrs. Wilkes, a dinner party was given fct Hotel Beaver one night lant week. The gucnts were; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ji, Wilkes, Dr. and Mrs. Rupert of Horence, Col.; W. II. Walker or Albany, Sam E. Irvine and M. W. Walker of Independence. CAR OVER EMBANKMENT; DALLAS WOMAN KILLED Mrs. Amos Holman of Dallas died In a hospital at Hood River Wcdnes day morning as a result of injuries received by a car in which she and her husband were riding going over an embankment near White Salmon, Wash., a few days previous. The eutomobile rolled over three times, striking a stump and landing right side up. Both of Mrs. Holman'a leg were broken and her skull crushed. Mr. Holman's face and head were cut and he received injuries to his back. They were taken to the Hood River hospital. The body has been taken to Dallas for interment. Mrs. Holman was a former resident of Burns Vista, and was well-known throughout the county. She wn about 70 years old INDEPENDENCE, OREGON. FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 1922 LOCAL WINDOW DISPLAY GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION member parliament HfcRE ON VISIT TO PARENTS A "Gold Dust" display made in the window of the J. G. Mcintosh groc ery about two months ago by J. G Henderson has been awarded a prize in a national contest which was con ducted by the Gold Dust manufactur ers and open to the dealers of the United States and Canada. Mr. Henderson received the only Oregon recognition and naturally is feeling elated over the accomplishment. Son. J. J. Thurston of Fenelon K'ls, Ontario, is here on a visit to PRrc"tfl, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Thurs ton. ho reside just south of Inde pendence. Mr. Thurston is a member the Canadian nnrlUmnnt anil In former resident of Polk county., " a larmer, and it is needless to "y. successful one irr the Ontario Mntry and received a very hana- ,me endorsement at the time of h!s Section. MV. Thnrat- l-J . 13 uci-ompaniea ujr ' family and will remain here dur ,n the month of August SUIT TO ENJOIN SALE OF BONDS TO BE FILED jr yuyvm mo UCiiig Tnd by Jude Martin k pp9 L E" Etcher to enJin tho ""J court from selling $40,000 of 7 bonl8 of an issue voted several tkl u 8E0, !t wil1 bo contended that 1,8 bonds ar ni De to fin 4L . . ,i , "r in me nonce ox Wk propo8od 8ale o these bonds ccn Postponed until Aupust 2?th. 1NEFPNCE NATIQNAL Jl"US SAVINGS DEPARTMENT The Tn.l 1. .. . . . kad ";penaonce National bank AudiUm a 8avins department. n ncmon waa made some little furre"0 the cornPtroIler of the omnr j' the necessary . regulations vagP'lcd wth and the department wrmally launched August 1st. . 'BIG FRITZ" DRAWS FINE OF FIFTY BUCKS "Big Friti" Thame, a timber faller, drew a $50 fine in police court, Wednesday, on a drunk and disorder ly charge. Ho was gathered in by Chief of Police Parker Tuesday night, lodged In the city jail, and the following morning was taken before R. W. Baker, deputy city recorder. "Fritx" had been working at Val- eetz. He stopped here while enroute to the Silver Falls lumber camp an became tangled with moonshine. As a timber faller. Fritz is said to be a whirlwind , but he expressed the opinion that shines are high here. REO J. RUSSELL BUYS ' C STREET MEAT MARKET t t PiiflRAll has purchased ot jtws v. - - - t Ait fitnrk the C street meat market, rust 1st. As lanyiK pouw. ---o soon as he . winds up his business in terests here Mr. Stock intends to go to Seattle to locate. Mr. Russell was formerly in the employ of the City market, and for the past few weeks has been selling meat in the rural sections, operating a truck. He has a ranch south of town, and is planning to build a slaughter house there. AUDITING CLAIMS PRINCIPAL WORK OF CITY JCOUNCJL Auditing about the usual batch of monthly claims was the principal bua i ho fnnaidered by the city council at the regular meeting Wed nesday night. ODD K'J.OWS Eli . OFFICERS FOR HALF YEAR Valley lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, has elected and insta led as officers for the ensuing six months term: N. G. F. P. Bush. V G. Adam Baskin. Secretary-W. E. Craven. TreasurerC. W. Irvine. SUPREME COURT JOLTS COMMISSION Market Road unds Cannot Be Ued To Build State Highways "The Pucif ic highway was estab lished by law. The market road fund is established for a specific purpose, and the money cannot be used for any other purpose than provided by the statute. We think the law in question is a plain expression of the will of the law makers of the state and there is little necessity for con struing the act" Such is the decision of the supreme court in affirming a decree of Judge G. F. Skipworth of the Lane county circuit court, in which he held that there is no provision of law where by market road money may be ex pended in the construction and im provement of state highways. The case originated when the Lane county court, some time ago, made provision to expend $23,000 of mar ket road funds in the construction of a bridge on the Pacific highway near Cottage Grove. S. M. Calkins objec ted to the proposed expenditure and filed injunction proceedings against the Lane county court and the state highway commission. "The state highway commission has no authority over the construc tion of market roads," said Justice Bean's opinion, "except that the com mission is required to furnish plans and specifications therefor upon the request of the county. It does not change the matter that the county court of Lane county has by resolu tion designated a portion of the Pa cific highway as a market road. This dofg not suthorizc the county to con struct the same out of the market road fund." - The Skipworth decision is in line with the one which was recently handed down by Judge Kelly in the Marion county court relative to the unlawful use of market road money on the highway south from Mon mouth, and affects Polk county to a greater extent than Lane county. In the Polk case, the county court, after attempting to designate the stretch of highway between Mon mouth and Benton county line a mar ket road, contracted to turn over to the state highway commission $43,000 from the market road fund for grad ing and building bridges. The greater part of this has been turned over to the state, and the grading of the highway to the Steele place beyond the Luckiamute has been completed. According to Judge Kelly's de cision, which in reality is confirmed by the supreme court's decison in the Skipworth case, it will be neces sary to have this money returned to the Polk county treasury. RECORD TIME AT FOSTER MILL Planing Mill Rebuilt and in Operation in Three Weeks' Time The Foster Lumber company plan ing mill at Kings Valley started op erations, Tuesday, with a crew of 65 men. Destroyed by fire a few hours after operations had been started, record time was made in re building the mill. Work was started on the new plant July 6th. It is equipped with three fast feed Ameri can machines, resaw and edger, and has a capacity of 150,000 feet per day. It is located on the site of the old plant The only part of the old equipment which was not destroyed were the three boilers. One is being used for the new planing mill. The company has 10,000,000 feet of lum ber in the yard, and shipments to the east will be started at once. No action has yet been taken in regard to the replacement of the sawmill. It is probable that it will be rebuilt as the company has a large amount of standing timber, and it is likewise probable that it will be lo cated either at the old site or still farther in the timber. W. H. Biggers, who is in charge of operations at the mill, was in Inde pendence, Monday. VERD HILL AND PARTY VISIT SCENIC SPOTS Verd Hill, accompanied by Wendell DemMnger, Misses Vera Johnson ana Martha Hill, arrived home Sfionday from a two weeks' auto trip through the southern part of Oregon and northern California. They vlsltea the Oregon caves in Josephine county, drove through the rugged and scenic country of Coos and Curry counties into the Del Norte redwood district of California; spent two days delv ing into the mysteries of Crater Lake; drove to Klamath Falls, winding along the west side of Upper Klamath Lake; from there to Bend and then home over the mountains by the way of the IJcKenzie pass. "It was all new scenery to mc, and much of it wonderful," says Mr. Hill. "I had read much concerning Crater Lake and had seen many paintings of it, with the result that I expected that the pictures had been overdrawn. They had not been. The deep blue of the water, the rugged ness of the shores and the other evidences of nature's forces, create a lasting impression upon your mind, and you want to linger. We stayed there two days, and feel that it is Oregon's greatest attraction." HOP HARVEST STARTS EARLY NEAR SILVERTON FORTY BUSHELS WHEAT TO ACRE ON FAWK FARM Frank Fawk. well-known Rickreall farmer, is very well satisfied with his crops this year. He has just finished threshing. He had one field of wheat which yielded 40 bushels per acre, and another field which returned 30 bushels. It was all fall grain, Mr. Fawk being fortunate enough not to have any spring grain. Mr. Fawk was in Independence Wednesday attending to business matters. Hops are being picked in some of the yards located between Silverton and Mt. Angel. While on a car trip through that section, Tuesday, C. W. ITenkle, Ross Nelson and Virgil De Coster were amazed to find that hop 1 picking is well under way in some of the yards. No examination was made ef the hops to determine whether they are ripe enough for picking. It is nearly three weeks ahead of the customary time for picking early hops and more than a month rhead of the cluster harvest. NORMAL ACTIVITY IN STATE WIDE CAMPAIGN Monmouth Plans were laid during the closing days of the six weeks summer session at the normal for the organization of a greater normai committee for the purpose of conduct ing a state-wide campaign in behall of the school. At a Cudent body meeting the motto "A greater ana better Oregon normal school" wa& chosen and the following objectives, as suggested by President J. . landers, were adopted for the cam paign: Increase of the Ackernian memorial student jou fund, a train ing school building jp. Independence, dormitories for both men and women, an administration buiM'ng, greater faculty and increased faculties, and a program looking forward to a four year teachers' colieg. The executive commit tc-e, whiih will confer with th ndministnt!on and outline and organize a state-wide campaign consists ?. the following members: Chairman, B. .A. John son of Corvallw; secvetary, fc'ufJe Bonner of Eugene; W. A. Davenport of Salem, F. M. Roth of Springfield and Beulah McCord Bovingdon of Oakland. Committees have been ap pointed for every section of the state and further work of organization will be effected at the county institutes next fall. INDEPEDENCE AT POLRCO. FAIR Committee Is Named to Ar range for Exhibit This Year Independence is to make an exhibit at the Polk county fair at Dallas this fall. It is to be a community effort, and is being fathered by the Retail Merchants' association under the di rection of a committee headed by William Cockle. The other members are A. C. Moore and C. A. Elliott. It is to be an agricultural and hor ticultural display. Last year, "Uncle Eilly" Wright made a very fine show ing at the fair, using only his ow products. The desire is to have Mr, Wright co-operate in the project, as well as other farmers in the vicinity of Independence. LEAGUE INSTITUTE AT FALLS CITY SUCCESSFUL DATE SET FOR FORD MOTOR CARAVAN HERE A caravan, under the direction of the Ford Motor company will be ir Independence on Tuesday, August 22, and give demonstrations of what can be accomplished with Ford machines. The caravan is on a trekk through" western Oregon and is furnishing at tractive, interesting: entertainment. There are to be radio concerts, lec tures, movies and other features. C. A. Elliott, manager of the Stew art Motor company and representa tive of the Ford interests in Polk' county, is making arrangements for the caravan's visit here. - The ground in the rear of the Isis theatre has been cleared and it is probable that the tents will be pitched there. It has been termed an industrial, power and farming exposition. SUITS FOR COLLECTION y OF MONEY ARE FILED Dr. George C. Knott has brought suit in Justice Baker's court against Ed. Stewart, employed at the George .Werline hop yard, for a medical claim of $50 and an assigned claim of $29.06 from the Mcintosh grocery. A cat 'belonging to Mr. Sltswart has been attacked. " . Dr. F. G. Hewett has brought Buit against H. M. Witherew for $14 and costs for medical services. VALSETZ MAN BURNS TO DEATH DC A Treacherous Undertow 4.TBO OUT 4e B i iii ' i iTin' t "'T er i Hi ST i it j William La Blanch of Valsetz was burned to death in an automobile ac cident which occurred near Eddyville on the road to Toledo early Thurs day morning. He was in the com pany of John Shafer of Independ ence and Marvin Elkins of Valsetz. Only meager reports of the accident are available. The trio left here in Mr. Shafer's car about midnight Wdnesdav nieht. When some 17 j miles this side of Toledo, the machine, 'which was being driven by Shafer, 'plunged down an embankment It caught fire and was totally destroyed. Elkins was cut about the head and otherwise injured and could give no coherent story concerning the acci dent. Shafer was missing. A deputy sheriff from Toledo started for the scene of the accident yesterday fore noon. It is feared by the family of Mr. Shafer here that he was badly injur ed in the accident It is thought ttiat ho may have been thrown clear of the machine when it went over the em bankment A message was received last evening summoning the mother of Mr. Shafer to Toledo. La Blanch W33 about 30 years old and had been in the employ of Mr. Powell of the Cobbs & Mitchell com pany for several years. He came to Independence from Valsetz Wednes day morning in the company of Elk insand the two went with Shafer on a trip to the coast. Announcement of the accident brought tears to the eyes of Mr. Powell who spoke very highly of. La Blanch. For the first time, the Institute this year was held at Falls City, For several years past it has beea held in the park at Jefferson, Ore gon, But, unable to acquire the grounds by lease or purchase, the management after visiting many places decided that the grounds a Falls City were best adapted for the work of the Institute and obtained a leaae on the property for 99 years, bo that for a few years at least the Epworth. League will have a place for the meeting of the Institute. The people of Falls City have been generous in their gifts of money and lumber, so that too much cannot be said in, praise of the way in whicli the populace have taken hold of it On July 3 and 4 many Epworth Leaguers from Portland and Salem McMinnville and other places met on the grounds when with saw and ax and other carpenter tools they con structed a tabernacle where the main meetings are held, and a dining hall etc, which adds comfort to those who camp there during the glorious weelc of young people's work and frolic This institute is made up of young people of the. Epworth Leagues ot northern Oregon, other institutes being held in central and southern Oregon. Nearly 400 delegates were in attendance and a happier bunch of young people you never saw. The faculty is composed of men who have had wide experience in working with young people- A visit to some of the classes was an inspiration. Notably the classes in Bible study, foreign missions, christian citizenship, home missions and stewardship. Other classes were also held. The Bible class held by Dr. McCulloch of Port- t land had an average attendance of 168 for the week. The class in F. M. led by Rev. H. M. Pemberton of Salem was nearly as large. The theme was India, its people, religion and literature. Space will not per mit me to say much of the other classes, all largely attended and all seemingly enthusiastic The after noons were mostly spent in quiet study, and in recreation. Such games as baseball, volly ball, tennis, being played. The evening meetings were inspirational. Dr. Doney, of Willam ette University was the speaker the first night of the week; Dr. Gilbert, D. S. of the Salem district, preached on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings to large audiences; Thurs day evening a lecture on China was delivered by Rev. F. P. Jones, a re turned missionary. It was a treat. On Saturday evening, under the lead ership of Dr. Powell, a pageant was put on, followed by a camp fire for all who wished to attend. The Sun day services were full of interest, many young people obeyed the call of God to a life of service for lum and the world. Those attending from here were Rev. F. S. Clemo and daughter Evlyn. Mrs. J. W. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. CD. Smiley, Mrs. Carrie Smiley and daughter were Sunday visitors at the Institue and came back with i good report of what they had seet end heard. I am sui-e if the young people of our chui;h s her a in -dependence would attend such gauieiv ings they would catch a vision of life and service that would be help ful to them in days to come. F. S. G Miss Wilma Shafer entertained a number of young friends last Satur day evening, at her home, 6th and F streets. It was a lawn party and a delightful evening was spent.