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YEAR No. I
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 1922
GO TU UALLAo
l0 Establish Uw Offices
Monmouth with U A.
Stfope in Charge
p Sw()p In purtnrmlilp with
J. Cecil A. Swop under the
.... A SwrilX. W UfMJIl
P" ... il... . .. .1 Moitmiitth
( office m -... "
'.time th' nonlh' nd wi" d0"
! . f nwmi In the iioatoffico
L Monmouth, hat been 1mh1.
C A. Swpe Wl" " "" r
c ciur.tiA will tuke the
re. U. r -----
a n iin nf rrmiim aver
ghlv Ure in Dallas ha been
jred with a J"'"1 reception room
h Attorney Lt Drown, with whom
jr. Swopo & Swop will be n.
,ted in profcaaional woy.
! f. P ha ,M'n ,0CttU'' ht
impendence for 12 year. He haa
(i city recorder (luring all of tha
,e and city attorney. During the
ater part of the time he alao
itd as city attorney of Monmouth.
Mr. Swope haa not only taken ah
ve part in the civic, legal and
me affaira or imicpniencc our-
this time hut he and hi family
- .. i.. ::... I ...ill.
t been HvMy ini-finm-u im
Lreh and social affair.
kfier completion of hia collage
rk, Cecil A. Swope became asaoc
4 with hla father In the practice
law here. Huring the pant two
W however, he has been connect)
iJi the Warren Construction com-
r, with IVndleton n hla head-
jirtem fur aome little time.
ln speaking of the contemplated
jw.fi, a. . Swope aatu: I naie
leave Independence. I like it here
7 raurh, but I htdieve that a
Lnty arut has a considerable ad-
iiUire in the practice of law, hence
V change. However, I hope to con-
j to icr'e nmny of my client
r even after I (ret to Pallas. I
! that I will be in a better position
handle their work."
Mr. Swupe haa purchased the
rrge W. iheai'bro reaidence on
nmouth atroet. Monmouth, and
move there as aoon aa ho gains
session on September 15th. Mr.
Npe gold his reaidence property
re several month ago to Dr. Knott.
FLORAL COMPANY BUYS
The Independence Floral company
haa purchased the greenhouse on the
Mrs. Uurnett property, which wilt he
dismantled, moved to the company'a
property at the corner of Seventh
and U atreet and re-erected. Thia
houao la 20x00 and will bo used aa an
auxiliary to the plant which hua been
Th company haa juat completed a
30x100 rreenhouae, which required
three tona of Belgian glass for the
Mr, and Mra. F. E. Butts, owner
of the company, returned Monday
from Portland where they spent
aeveral daya buying equipment for
the plant. During their abaence,
Mra. Jiutt'a mother, Mra. T. H. Well
aher of Corvallia took care of the
place and ia remaining for a few
Mr. HutU aaya: "Our buaineaa has
been quite satisfactory; in fact,
really better than we anticipated.
We are getting started nicely, and
we will have a complete, modern
W. II. STONKHOCKKK TO
MOVE HF.KF, FUO.M AlKLlE
BXES PAID FOR
C. K. Rijrcen, a driver of the
nrker stages operating: between
idem and Monmouth wna aaacaaed
fine of $5 and costs by Juatice R.
Baker, Tuesday, for failing to
wp to hia aide of the road after he
d been aignalled by a motoriat who
psired to pni him. Dr Knott waH
ie compluinnnt. Mr. Rijrgcn claimed
la' be did not hear the repeated
B. W. RnbinBon of Tillamook paid
HO fine for paaainpr another vehi-
without proper clearance. Tho
river of the other vehicle was D. M.
f0 of the state motorcycle aquad.
Eglcnton, who haa juat moved
m Monmouth to Independence has
called to pay a $5 fine for oper
ln(f a truck without a license. He
red the truck but a Bhort time
V and delayed mukinir application
ttle leccasary permit to operate
He was engaged in hauling
"Ties between Independence and
m and was tagged by tho traffic
Jc.er-. 1 i.
nminnl proceedingrs were dropped
lainat Willard Uurence in Justice
"ker's court after he ha(J affreed to
P'f the damage which had been
Stained to thn pot. knnnm fn
n Veater and driven by his daugh-
argaret Yeater, in an accident
occurred on August 23rd. It
as charged that Laurence was on
le w"ong Ride of the highway. The
eater car was pretty well demol-
KINNEK ADDS MODERN
- C Skinner has added two lm
"ant piet.os of cqupmcnt to li3
JPendonce garaKCan eiectrical
' '"!? bench, deaiprncd particularly
6 and a very complete machine
"-"wing cylinders of any size.
oWnner went to Portland yester
l 10 Purchase a modern drill press.
' ' n niavilllLIDb ITI1U Hiw
ldLWrk'nff at Lfl Granle. haS bee"
f0rC6, Mr RoerS ha
, e, family here, occupying the
e house in the north part of the
V. H. Stonehocker haa leased of
Frank Turner of Salem what U
known aa the Phillips ranch of 61
acre juat north of Independence, and
will move his family here from Airlix
about the 10th of this month.
Mr. Stonehocker, who haa been op
erating: the Womer ranch near Air
lie under lease, will hold a public
aale there on Saturday, September
lth, and at the same time and same
place t J. J. Edwards will dispose of
hia fanninjj equipment. Mr. Ed
ward has been farming the Joe
Mr. Stonehocker has a wife and
seven children, two marircd and one
of the rcaaons for coming here at
this time is to giva his children
school privileges. Two will enter
the grade school and two the high
Mr. Stonehocker was in Independ
ence Monday perfecting arrangement
for the aale. He is recovering from
a seige with typhoid fever, being
confined at the Independence hospital
for several weeks.
CHARLES KURRE IS MADE
EXPRESS AGENT HERE
The office of tho Wells Fargo Ex
press company has been moved from
the Southern Pacific station to the
Independence National bank building
and Charles Kurre has been made
agent. He has as his assistant, J. C.
Henderson, formerly employed as a
salesman in the Mcintosh grocery,
and Mrs. Kurre.
Due larirely to tho heavy shipments
of cream to the Independence cream
ery, this is an exceptionally strong
express point, and the change from
tho station to a downtown ouice is
in keenine with tho policy of the ex-
press company where business war
rants such a step.
W. T. HOUSE RENTS
FARM AT UKiysiiAiu
CLEAR OF DEBT
Final Obligation It Met and
Mortgage Is To Be
Grace Methodist Episcopal church
of Independence Is out of debt.
Final payment was made a few daya
ago of a financial obligation which
was aHHumed when the church edifice
was erected. This debt has been
hanging fire for ycar-f-a problem
for tho congregation and pastors to
contend with. During the past two
years $1200 haa been paid, although
there was aome money on hand at
the beginning of that period.
Rev. F. S Clemo, who has been the
pastor of the church during thi
time, will give his farewell sermon
next Sunday evening, and if the can
celled mortgage should arrive in time
it will be burned at that time with
The fourth quarterly conference
was held August 24th, with Rev. E.
E. Gilbert, D D ., presiding. . Reports
showed the work of the church to be
in excellent condition. Current ex
penaea have all been met, with a
small balance inthe treasury. Min
isterial support will probably all be
paid by enxt Sunday, so that the Rev.
Mr. Clemo, the pastor, will go to
conference with all of these claims
In discussing his pastorate here
Mr. Clemo said: "The payment of
the long standing debt on the church
prepares the way for more aggressive
work, and the improvement of church
and parsonage ift the near future.
I wish to thank the members and
friends of the church, and the busi
ness men of the town for their
timely assistance. The church now
looks forward to a more prosperous
The annual conference will be
opened at Salem next Wednesday,
and the appointments will be announ
ced a few days later. Just where
Mr. Clemo will be assigned or who
will be his successor here will not
be known until that time, ihrougn
his earnest, consistent work during
his stay here, Rev. Mr. Clemo will
take with him the highest regards of
a large circle of friends outside as
well as inside of church circles, and
the hearty wishes of all go with him
to his new field of endeavor wherever
that may be.
JOINS NEW COAST
FARM LOAN BANK
Independence National Be
comes Polk Representa
tive to Aid Farmers
The recent organization, by some
of the leading banking interests on
the Pacific coast, of four joint stock
land banks for the purpose of pro
viding capital to develop the agricul
tural resources of the Pacific slope
has occasioned much favorable com
ment These banks, which will each beai
the name of the Pacific Coast Joint
Stock Land Bank, will be located iii
Portland, San Francisco, Los Angele
and Salt Lake City. The banks are
operating under federal charter and
make loans similar to those of the
federal farm loan banks. The main
feature of the joint stock bank is its
ability to loan on broader terms.
H. Ilirschberg, president of the
Independence National bank, is a
stockholder in the newly organized
bank, and aDnlications for loans on
farms in Polk county are to be mad"
through this bank. In speaking of
the new banks, Mr. Hirschberg says:
"We joined in this enterprise in
order to be able to give our custom
ers and the farmers of Polk county
more easy access to the very
favorable loans offered by the joint
stock banks. These banks can loan
up to $40,000 over a lang period of
years. The loans will be amortized,
and it is possible to liquidate the
principal and interest by the payment
of 7 percent over a period of thirty
"These banks can afford to the
farmer the excellent terms and low
REUNION OF. THURSTON
FAMILY IS HELD SUNDAY
A very pleasant family gathering
was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. II. Thurston, just south of Inde
pendence, last Sunday. Six of their
seven children were present, accom
panied by their families, making a
large gathering. Those present were:
Hon. J. J. Thurston and family of
Fenelon Falls, Canada; Herbert
Thurston and family of Suver; P. S.
Thurston and family of Buena Vista;
Mi 2. George Plov and family of Su
ver; Mrs. W. E. Stewart of Lindsay,
Canada, and Mrs. L. L. Congor and
family of Eagle Point, Ore. The son
who was not present is Arnold J.
Thurston of Alberta, Canada.
Mrs. Stewart, who has been here
on a visit to her parents, left Tuesday
fer her home in Lindsay. She was
known here as Miss Florence Thurs
ton, a trained nurse and did much
work for local doctors.
J. J. Thurston, accompanied by
his family, departed for his Canad
ian home at the same time. He had
been here for & month. He was elec
ted to parliament in 1921 for a five
year term by the progressives of his
province. He is a Keen, live young
man, deeply interested in his legis
lative work, literally climbing into
the seat from the farm.
IN STRONG TODAY
Friday Has No Terrors for
Hop Growers Yield
WILL BE FEATURED
H. W. Grow, who has been engaged
as agricultural teacher of the Inde
pendence high school under the pro
visions of the Smith-Hughes federal
act, has started upon his new work,
Between now and the opening of
school. September 25th, Mr. Grow
will spend a good part of his time in
getting in touch with pupils who
interest rates because they are per- may desire to take the new course,
mitted by the government to issue I First year work is confined largely
tax exempt bonds against mortgages, to animal husbandry. Crop produc
niftr1i hv them. For the nresent aD-;tion will receive some consideration
plications will not be received for
loans less than $5000 since it is the
esnecial purpose of these banks to
this year, however, but usually this
is taken the second year. It requires
two years to complete the course in
taVo rare nf thp hnsinpss which can- agriculture, much of the instruction
tint, hp hanMfA hv the federal farmlbeine actual demonstrations. An ef
JOE UIRKIIOLZ HURT
AT GRAVEL PLAN!
W. T. House has rented the Judge
Rfonlnton farm at Gresham and will
take possession about October 1st.
t nlut nf about 30 acres in a
high state of cultivation, devoted
largely to berries ana oiner bihbh
fruit and chickens.
Since leaving the Percy Dickinson
farm nearly two years ago, Mr.
House has been living in Independ
ence, purchasing an attractive bunga
Jow on Seventh street.
VALSETZ MILL CLOSED;
BURNER BEING REBUILT
The Valsctz plant f the Cobbs v.
Mitchell company is temporarily
closed while the waste burner is being
rebuilt. The remodeling of the mill,
or rather, additions to the plant are
also being made at this time. It will
probably be three or four weeks be
fore cutting operations are resumed.
SALEM MAN KILLED AT
CAMP ONE BY TREE
Alfred Moullet, age 44 years, was
killed instantly Tuesday morning at
8 30 by being struck by a falling tree
"at camVone'of the Cobb MitchaU
company. Tho body was brought to
Independence Tuesday night, pre
1 K . L..:i w A I.. Keeney and
was held yesterday afternoon..
W Mr. Moiet is survived by a widow
and three children reaming -
1 South Liberty street, Salem.
With bruises all over his body and
a bad friction burn on his left leg,
Joe Rirkholz escaped a horrible death
by an extremely narrow margin,
Monday night. He was operating
the cross haul hoist at the Independ
ence Sand & Gravel plant and alone.
With the machinery in operation
he climbed upon a shaft to straighten
out a cable and slipped dow
onto the drums, but he had sufficient
presence of mind and grit to cling to
a lever with one hand in spite of the
fact that the machines were taking
fnll of his flesh and was eventually
able to extricate himself.
An examination by a physician
nfcnwed that no bones had been frac
tured, but lacerations were found all
r his bodv. with the Durn on nis
leg the most serious part of the in
juries. He has been confined to his
home for a few days, hobbling around
on crutches, but is figuring on being
back on the job in a short time.
loan banks and state school fund
loans. The borrower from these
banks is not required to purchase
stock, assume any obligations or pay
any commissions. His only expensei.
are those ordinarily incident to the
preparation and examination of the
title and the property.
PIONEER POLK WOMAN
IS BURIED AT AIRLIE
Mrs. Henderson Simpson, a resident
of Airlie country for more than half
a century, died at the home of her
son, Fain Simpson, near Eugene,
last Saturday, and burial ceremonies
were held Tuesday at the old Eng
lish cemetery near Airlie, Rev. D. V.
Polling of Albany officiating.
Mrs- Simpson was 81 years old.
She was born in Arkansas, crossed
the plains to Oregon in 1856, and
after her marriage settled on a do
nation claim near Airlie, where she
spent practically her entire life. The
nronertv is now owned by Mrs. Dor-
Mr. Simpson died many years ago,
She is survived by three sons: Fain
and Phy Simpson of Eugene; David
Simpson of Albany; one sister, Mrs.
fort is being made to make it pos
sible for the members of any class
to take agriculture and it is open to
girls as well as boys.
P. 0. BLACK HOME
Interior Partially Demolish
ed and Incipient Blaze
The P. O. Black home, located just
on the outskirts of Independence to
the north, was struck by lightning
Wednesday morning and damaged
to a considerable extent.
The interior of the building wa
literally wrecked, filled with intense
smoke and fired rugs in a sleeping
apartment on the second floor. Mr,
Black was away from home, and his
sister, Miss Stella Black, was on the
back porch when the crash came
Partially stunned and frightened, she
ran toward the road, and then sensing
that there might be fire in the wake
Today is the time which has been
set for starting hop picking, on a full
scale. Practically every cluster yard
in the district has either begun piw
ing or will start this morning. About
5000 people will find employment for
two or three weeks. During the past
few days pickers have been assem
bling here in large numbers prepara
tory to the establishment of their
camps in the various yards.
The car is the popular means of
travel for hop workers, although the
railroads have been offering special
return rates to Independence and th!
is being taken advantage of by more
than the ordinary number.
The help situation is just a little-
bit uncertain at this time. A suffi
cient number of workers had been
signed up, but the story was printed
in the Portland Telegram last Sat
urday to the effect that many of the
yards would not harvest their crops
this year and there have been some
cancellations. Just how such . yams
are given credence is somewhat dif
ficult to understand.
Practically 90 percent of the hopa
are sola unaer coniracis wnicn ex
tend over a period of years and if
there is a single yard in the distric
which is not going to pick the E-
terprise knows not where it is.
The hop crop is going to be very
much heavier than was anticipated a.
few weeks ago. As an illustration;
Walter V. Acocks, who has a nine
acre yard in the Hopville district,
has a yield of 2240 pounds to the
acre of fuggles or early hops. TW
Wigrich ranch likewise shows an in
csease in the yield of early hops, and
so did the yardsof Virgil De Coster,
John R. Cooper estate, Henry Ruca
There is less foliage this year
but the hops are a god size and the
picking will be easier than for a num
ber of seasons. Some of the yarct
were still taking on pickers yester
day and it is probable that those who
may desire will find plenty of worle
here during the next couple on
There was a nice tain Tuesday-
night which extended into Wednes
day, but weather conditions appear
to be favorable with prospects of fair
Independence is assuming quite a
metropolitan appearance. The
streets have been lined with cars
during the past few days and mer
chants are doing a thriving busi
ness. Stores are being kept open
evenings and this condition will pre
vail during the season.
Two dances have been estab
lished one in the Armory where
Glen Oswald and . his seven seren
aders are holding forth nightly ana
the other in a tent on C street under
the direction of the Buffum Bros.
The Portland Exposition shows
is operating on the grounds across
from the Southern Pacific station-
jjj" Enough Said
is w ir
I lwttfiJ AWUT1M0JE LAP yrK
nf the electrical fluid, she made her
Tom Wiliiams of Independence; two way through the stif ling smoke to the
half brothers, James Sebringof Walla second story and found a rug on fire,
Walla, Wash., and Mark Sebring of : h-ch ghe extinguished without dif
Eugene. She had one daughter, Mrs. j f ictilty.
Lelia Hanna, who died about 18 rm,a k-v,,,.-- pntPred hv the chim-
years ago. Inev. tearine a hole in the roof, fol- Af.
' t J J . t, V;4-iVtnn frtro rTT fit
The E. Clemens Horst company has
added a radio outfit as a part of its
amusement program for its pickers.
a sDecial meeting of the city
lowed down to the kitchen, tore off a councji Wednesday night, the regu-
door of the range. The fluid separa
ted, one part going through the floor
and the other danced around the
kitchen and in making its exit tore
a large hole through the wall and out
into the milk house.
GRANDE RONDE INDIANS
WILL BE HERE SUNDAY
A game with the Grand Ronde
Indians is scheduled for Sunday, Sept.
3 on the high school ground. Mana
ger Don Barton of the local team says
that this should be the best contest of
the season. Ths Grand Ronde ag
gregation is fast, playing snappy ball
all of the time. .
Marion is to play here the follow
ing Sunday. Last Sunday Marion
nut Independence's eye out seven
runs to a goosegg.
During the first part of the game
ut was highly interesting, nary a run
lation of auto stages received consi
eration and the provisions which wi
probably be adopted at the next med
ing will include: A $25 yearly license
fee for each car operating to or
through Independence; the establish
ment of the Beaver hotel as the ter
minal, with the provision that stages
can only take or discharge passengers
at that point. For hire cars may
meet trains but will not be permitted
to take passengers out of the city in
competition with stage lines. Mr.
Parker of the Salem-Monmouth stage
line was in attendance at the meeting.
- In view of the fact that the Mos-mouth-Independence
mail, there appears to be a desire on
the part of the council to permit it
to take its passengers to and from
the Southern Pacific station.
The first step toward the pavement
of Third street from A ,to Monmouth
with concrete was taken by the intro
I . . . a i jr j.
being made. Then the tide turned auction oi a resoiuuon ir u.k
and the visitors walked away with the j pose. It is the intention of the cotnv
honors. - cil to have the work done this falL