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VEAK No. 3
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 1922
TRACE FOUND OF
Jack,on County Prisoner
partially Confesses To
Theft of Machine
ONK MAN TOP IS
inn u umi-mun top, n Moping wind-1 Felix Wattenbarger Home
irld ruf Improved Uirk on the! I. D 1 i rv .
Middle of Day
sheriff J,in W' )rr hM lnfwr?U"
i which lead him U, believe that
e able to locate Frd tour-
i, bln to MIm Wor-lhy
J Fiuhard, which wan Ulim ttlut
a-hilo tho car w J'ked on a
fcl.ni buli atreet on tho fight
J April lit, ml, H WWM ",n- M,M
;ikb.rd thought at first that friend.
L, pUynir " April foul Jk upon
her but she wn unablo to secure any
J, of the machine, after diligent
K.rch, and tbo Salem wcr
sht.riff Orr received word few
diyi UK" f'om h4,riff Tyrrell of
jkn county in1
risunrn hud partially confcHited to
thi theft of tho Fitchard cur and
that It ia now in tho possession of
me one at Eugene. Investigation
ii king mado by Sheriff Orr and it
it quite in the ranee of pouinbility
Out Mi" Fiuhard will retrain her
It woi practically a new machine
when taken. It wi a present to Miss
FiUhard from her father, Charles E.
Fiuhard, a well-known rancher
living north of Independence.
CRAM) KONDK INDIANS
DEFEATED BY LOCAL I)YS
Independence came back with a
Wk last Sunday, taking the Grand
Ronde Indium into camp to the tune
of 6 to 2. It was a genuine exhibi
tion in vihii h much spn-ctacular work
ai performed end wan witnessed by
m of the largest crowds of the
The Croii Koiuie aggregation rut
tip a valient f i(cht, but the opposition
was just a little bit too strong. The
visitors mured their two runs in the
first inning and Independence per
formed a like feat. In tho fourth the
lural boy picked up another tally and
Med three more in the sixth.
Zoael, a Salem man waa on the
' mound for tho local for the first
even inning, and IYW Stoltcnberg
w there for tho other two. The
rest of the lineup was: Sehrunk,
catcher; Calbreath, Fisher and Black,
firat, second and third; Ansiln, short;
Loy, Stoltcnberg and Farley, In the
field; Adkins, a Chemawa Indian
pinch hitter and Frank Miller, ul
ititutes. Hudson and Tom were the battery
for Grand Hondo. Hudson permitted
only four hits to five for Zoael.
Grand Ronde was not quite satis
fied at the outcome, and it ia possible
that another game will be played be
fore the season closes .
The Stewart Motor company has
received its first 1'Jitf Ford and it
shows a number of Improvements
shield and Improved Hues on the
Tho company announces tho sale of
coupes to II. F. Meyer, Portland;
Kdwin L. Hansen, Uickrcall; Mina
M. Cook, Salern; Samuel II. Collard,
Salem; touring cars to Arthur lien
nett, Dallas; John Yeater, Monmouth;
Louis Von Gal of Independence; Nor
man Marker, Independence; truck t,
K. C. Corson of Dallas.
C. A. Elliott, owner of the Stew
art Motor company, has been fortu
nate In being able to secure delivery
on an unusually large number of cars
In anticipation of the shutdown of
tho Ford plants on September lGth.
All of the information received hem
indicates that preparations are being
made for a cessation of operations
until such time as the rail and coal
strikes are seltled. A largo order
for Oregon woolen goods for use in
upholstry on Ford cars has been can
celled by wire from the head office,
according to advices received by Mr.
Illness Compels S. C. Halla-
day to Retire From
II. PENGRA BECOMES
A HIGHWAY CONTKACTOK
The Felix Wattenbarger home,
about a mile south of Independence,
was ransacked, a $50 graphophone,
records, and rings belonging to a
daughter were taken, some time
between 11 o clock in the morning
and 6 in the evening on Thursday of
lust week, but the theft was not
discovered until Saturday night.
Following a custom which is quite
prevalent in the country district, the
house was not locked when the family
departed in the morning fyr the day.
Returning in the evening, it was
noticed that the music box and records
were gone, but Mr. Wattenbarger
t resumed that they had been taken
by his son, who is employed at the
E. Clemens Horst company ranch and
thought no more about it until he met
his win in tpwn here Saturday night
and found out that he had not taken
The son had visited tho home on
Thursday at about 11 o'clock to get
a shaving outfit and remembered that
the graphophone was in its place at
that time. Mr. Wattenbarger has no
clew as to the identity of the thief,
Who ever did the job, apparently.felt
M. H. Pengra has acquired an in-
tr.rd.ttt In I Vim AHutrt Anrtprarin mni.
nmn v of Grants Pass, and the comnanv nn nvi r,f hnb. The records were
has been awarded a contract for g0ne over and selection was made of
rocking 17 miles of state highway on 'the ones desired.
the Mt. H'xjd loop. Two crusher .
plants are to be installed along the; HARRY I). ILIFF SHIPS
route of the highway, and the plan j CALF TO WISCONSIN
is to use eight trucks in the distribu-1 - ,
tion of the rock. It will require about nr D. Ilrff of Sunny Lea Jer
a year to complete the job. Work I. Just B0Ut of lr
tAe started t once and continue E
about two months, when weather awts
conditions w,,, make it ncessary to -t ; mUe ovcr
lay off until the coming spring 1TnoJh. 1. e was sold shortly
Mr. Anderson, who has been en- appearance for
gaged in highway work for several he
seasons, will be the active manager IJOJ W.vcj to tme
now rnntract- a inoucn iir. i -
Pengra will serve in an advisory ca
....! Mr Ponirra will continue to
IIUVIIJI - ' o
S. C. Halladay has withdrawn from
the Independence Iron Works and has
sold his interest in the business to his
partners, A. A. Justin and George
II. Wood. Illness forced Mr. Halla
day to take this step. Low blood
pressure is his trouble, and physic
iann who have diasmosed his case
have plainly told him that he must
take an absolute rest of from six
months to a year. Mr. Halladay in
tends to follow directions. He will
remain here for the present and pos
sibly will stay here right along. Mr.
Halladav. accompanied by his family,
returned a few days ago from a sev
eral weeks' sojourn at Bremerton,
where he had spent several weeks in
the anticipation that the change
might prove beneficial.
The withdrawal of Mr. Halliday
from the firm has resulted in some
chanres. Mr. Wood has been mada
resident and Mr. Justin manager
and the purpose is to hit the ball
harder than ever. Some new equip
ment has been ordered for the works.
Mr. Wood is now devoting a por
tion of ihis time getting things in
Khane for manufacturing a Fordson
hitch of which he is the inventor and
n suhsoiler. Both are to be on dis
play at the state fair and possibly the
Polk county fair.
HAPPENINGS IN THE
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harman
spent Sunday at Walker's hop yard
visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. E.-Uol-comb
Miss Kathryn Murphy, a student
of 0. N. S. spent the weekend with
Misses Ruth and Mildred Tetherow.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Tetherow
were business visitors in Salem Sat
M. C C. Marks is on the sick
Mr. Hibbard cf Dallas visited Sat
urday with his wife and daughter,
whn r nickinc berries for S. M.
Mrs. Susan Jones and daughter
Grace, of Corvallis were visitor
Monday at the home of George Jones.
Frank McEldowney, Nic Nelson,
Ruth and , Mildred Tetherow and
Kathryn Murphy attended an ice
cream social at Pedee Saturday
Dr. J. K. Locke and wife of Fort
land spent the weekend with hts
sister. Mrs. C. E. Tedrow. Dr. Locke
is just recovering from an auto ac
REVISION IS MAI)!?
IN COURSE OF STUDY
Salem A revised course of study
for the elementary schools of Oregon
W been issued by J. A. Churchill,
tate superintendent of schools.
In changing the course tho experience
of teachers with the former course
an solicited, and Mr. Churchill say
that hundreds of them offered valu
able suggestions, many of which were
ue(i m revising the course. Mr.
Churchill, in a statement, directs at
tention to the following features in
the revised course:
"1. American citizenship is the
chief goal of the public school. As an
' to the teacher in accomplishing
this fundamental purpose, the courses
n civics and American history have
hwn strengthened and enlarged.
"2. Every pupil in the state, be
fnre leaving the elementary school,
'hould acquire a knowledge of the
history 0f Oregon and a proper re
sP"ct for the pioneers who made
0ur present state possible . The first
six weeks of the eighth grade is to be
devoted to the study of the history
3. Tho course of study should be
the teacher's chief guido and aid in
fanning her work from day to day.
in the present course the attempt hns
betr made to specify definitely just
hat the teacher ia expected to ac
con;plish in each grade.
'4- The minimum term of school
in Oregon is eight months. This
urse is planned, therefore, on a
ba8is isf "JO i. Ti. -1 U k norv
direct the affairs of the Independ
ence Sond & Gravel company.
CITY PAYS HILLS AND
PASSES TRUCK FRANCHISES
Truck franchises were granted to
the Oberson Transfer, Charles Kurre
and Grant Bros., at the regular meet
,,f th, citv council Wednesday
night. Trucks are now regulated by
franchise instead of license. The fee
is the same, $16 per year for each
Stage and jitney franchises were
deferred to a subsequent meeting,
the idea of the council being to defer
action until such time as it is possi
ble to prepare franchises which will
be fair to all concerned.
The following claims against the
city were audited and allowed:
F 0. Tarkeer, marshal $100.00
L.Damon L 60.00
Halladay & Justin J-J"
Mt. States Power Co M-'
J. D- Hibb. Afr t
r O IMV
i ance becomes effective.
The express charges were more
fcon JlflO. which are in addition to
the purchase price.
St. Mawes Lad II has by lineage
the rieht to enter prize winning
rnnlfs.i He has been given the best
of care by Mr. Illiff and is well
developed. Including the crate he
weighed 675 pounds.
CITY IN BRIEF
Dee Good hps returned from Gates
where he has been employed in log
ging work for the past few months.
CHAPMAN KILLS TWO
DEER IN SOUTHERN OREGON
W. N. Chapman, accompanied by
Mr flnH Mrs. Rav Rue, returned
Wednesday from a 10 day outing
,J Aoor hunt in Currv county.' Two
deer were killed, a four-point and a
spike, and Mr. Chapman states that
he found the finest fishing he ever
had in the wilds of Curry. They also
visited Crescent, Calif., and had a
very enjoyable outing. Mr. Chap
man says that the road between
Grants Pass and Crescent are m
fairly good shape. He drove from
Grants Pass to Independence in one
SAMUEL GROSS TO MOVE
FROM PEDEE TO LENTS
! NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT
COBBS & MITCHELL. 1'LAIW
Snaulding Log. Co.
Oberson Transfer Co.
Major W. R. LaLond has resigned
as mill superintendent of the Cobbs
a Mif.iill company's sawmill at Val-
setz and has been succeeded by Fred
K. Baker, an experienced mill man
from the Washington country.
Major La Londe has formed con
nection with a Portland lumber
brokerage concern and will act as
lumber buyer. He has moved his
family to Portland. The change be
came effective September 1st.
cmitii itiTYS LOT ON
FOURTH STREET FOR HOME
A L. KEENEY BUYS
MODERN LOWERING DEVICE
A modern lowering device has been
added to the equipment of the A. L.
Keeney undertaking establishment. It
is a contrivance oy ( "- -j
slight pressure of the director's foot,
the casket slowly descends into the
The somber black as the insignia
of death is apparently passing. Deli
cate shades of light colors are now
the vogue in caskets, and some a o
eouinped with storage batteries
S throw a ray of light over he
Z& of the casket, the purpose being
to symbolize life rather than death.
Marion is scheduled to meet Inde
pcmlence on the local ground Sunday
S noon. Marion, it will be recalled,
X aggregation which handed the
Independence boys a goose-egg a few
leek's ago. The aforesaid egg s i"
in the incubation period and it is ex
Lted that it will be returned to
? 71 o,n afternoon. Manager
enact tne neceaan.jr
n r smith of the Independence
Realty company has purchased a lot
on Fourth street, directly opposite
the Sherman S. Hays property and
: nornt.iatinEr for the construe
tion of a five room bungalow for his
George Tieberg has purchased
through the Independence Realty
o Kftvl32 foot lot om G
Postmaster Homer S. Wood, ac
companied by his family, motored to
Portland. Sunday, and assisted m the
celebration of the 75th birthday of his
father. J. H. Wood. All of the
children, accompanied by their' fami
lies, were present, the others being
Mrs. L. A. Carey, Mrs. Devere t,hua3
and J. Rollo Wood. Mr. Wood, Sr.,
,is hale and hearty. He has led an
civ netive life, beiner an ex
tensive eastern Oregon wheat ranch
er up until his retirement a couple of
Julius Stallings is critically ill at
his home on Monmouth street. He
was stricken with paralysis on Aug
ust 29th, rendering him helpless and
speechless and since then has been
hovering between life and death.
Mr. Stallings is 83 years old and has
resided in Independence for the past
12 years. A son, George Stallings,
mayor of Aberdeen, Wash., is here
assistine in his care, and two other
sons, James and Herman, arrived
yesterday from South Dakota.
Hop Harvest Is Progressing
With Highly Satis
More hop pickers are needed is the
report from several of the yards in
the Independence field. Otherwise.
picking is progressing quite sawsj
factnrilv. Rain during the first days
of ths week caused some apprehension
and delayed the work, but sunshine
was the order yesterday and with a
week or 10 days of good weather
picking will be pretty well along.
Some of the smaller yards have al
Hops are still green and will not
suffer if they are not picked for
another couple of weeks, but with
rain as the bugaboo, the growers are
anxious to make the harvest as
quickly as possible
The vield is eoing to be consider-
bly heavier than was anticipated, is
the statement of a number of hop
A noticeable condition this year i3
the absence of "rough stuff." With
thousands of people here from out
side points, there has been no trouble
of any kind. Hop pickers appear to
be intent upon accumulating a stake
rather than attempting to spend their
jnoney in boisterous ways.
EDWIN NISSEN SURPRISED
ON BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
Samuel Gross, who has been opera
ting the old Gross homestead near
Pedee belonging to his mother, Mrs.
Margaret Gross, will dispose of his
personal effects in a joint public sale
with property belonging to his mother
on September 16th, and will move to
Lents, just on the outskirts ol Port
M. F. White of Dallas will be the
auctioneer and Clay S. Taylor, Pedee
merchant will be clerk.
J. J. Edwards will operate the
Gross ranch on a lease, taking poss
ession October 1st. Mr. Edwards has
been running the ranch of his grand
father and is making the change to
secure a smaller place.
Mrs. G. C. Sknner and Mrs. Vir
gil De Coster met unexpectedly at
the National bank corner, yesterday
afternoon. The Skinner car has a
broken running board, a jammed rear
mud guard and the De Coster car
sustained a broken front bumper and
other minor damage. Mr. Skinner
and Mr. De Coster met on the street
a little later and congratulated each
other that the damage wjis not
Last Monday evening a merry
crowd burst suddenly into the home
of Edwin Nissen to remind him that
he had reached another birthday.
The surprise was complete, so far as
Mr. Nissen himself was concerned,
but he seemed to feel sure that his
wife and daughter knew more about
it than they would tell. The evening
passed pleasantly with singing and
conversation, marvelous fishing and
hunting stories occupying an impor
tant place on the program.
Refreshments consisting of ice
cream, cake and coffee were served
by Elva Nissen, assisted by Margaret
Sportsman with the help also of two
young men whom they pressed into
service in the kitchen.
The guests present were: Mr. and
Mrs.-S. C. Halladay, Mrs. and Mrs.
J. S. Robbie. Mr. and Mrs. S. Tay
lor Jones, Mrs. Esther Herring, Mrs.
M. J. Bulloch, Misses Margaret '
Sportsman and Galena Kurre, David
L. Kratz and Russell Jones.
NEWS IN BRIEF FORM
ARJ3 STOPPED AT GATES
Frank Swearingen was in Dallas on
business one day last week.
J. P. Walker was a business, caller
at the Harris farm home at Highland
Miss Ina Fishback was in Eugene
on business last Saturday.
A. J. Shipley was transacting busi-
Due to financial troubles, logging
have been stormed at
Gates. Several local men have been ness in Dallas Saturday.
employed there, Grover Mattisonj Jay Clark and Elmer Rape are
having a log hauling contract for his working in the Locke hop yard near
truck. Dole Pomeroy was acting as usuena visxa.
i. . i TO HT oyiA T-v artA Mn C. C.
' logging superinienaenc i". v - - -
jFishbacK or west baiem were oun- are now living w me mmo ui.
(day night and Monday visitors
ANNIE L. COOPER IS
ASKING FOR A DIVORCE
Dallas Alleging . cruel and inhu
man treatment, personal indignities
and threats to kill not only herself
but her four children, Mrs. Annie L.-
Cooper, a resident of the Bethel dis
trict, has brought suit in the cir
cuit court at Dallas for an absolute
divorce from Charles P. Cooper,
praying the court for custody of the '
children, who are minors.
The trouble in the Cooper family
has been aired in the court twice, but
this is the first time suit has been
brought. On one of these occasions
Cooper was brought to Dallas on the
complaint of officers and neighbors
and underwent examination as to
his mental condition, being judged
sane at the time.
The Coopers were married at Salem
! ono May 17, 1910, and from the union
four children were born, all of whom
"s or 32 weeks. It should be very ' will rfermit an exhibi
y to adjust it to the requirements , gather man win P
Of BcVlnnl 1 A.. M ltlOn.
jiHvmg a longer verm.
their old home
Georee and Frank Swearingen and
families are picking hops for Sloper
Bros, near Hopville.
Dow Hamar and family are pick
ing hops for Walker Bros, near
Clare Egleston and Sila3 Coats of
Monmouth hauled straw from Paul
WOMAN- DIES AT THE
MITOMA HOP YARD
Mrs. Ellen Jensen died at the
Mitoma hop yard Monday night. An
nutopsy v-as held Tuesday by Coroner
R. L. Chapman, revealing that death
had been due to heart trouble.
' In companyV. with her husband,
Andrew Jensen, she arrived at the
Mitoma yard about two weeks ago.
Mr. Jensen stated that they had
tramped it from San Francisco, work
ing when ever they coudd find a job.
Mrs . Jensen was 38 years old
Interment was made at Dallas.
mother. Mrs. Cooper is the owner
of a 143 acre farm and it wa3 ove'
the possession of the land that all thl
trouble has arisen. In her complait
filed with the county clerk, Mrs.
Cooper alleges that Cooper has
wanted her to transfer the title of
the farm to him or else to allow
him to dispose of it. On her refusal
to do this she states that Cooper
assaulted her at one time, heaped
upon her gross personal indignities
and otherwise mistreated her until
it seriously affected her health. Mrs .
Cooper further alleges that since 1915
her husband ha3 refused to live with
her or to contribute to the support of
herself or children, making his home
on the farm in separate quarters.
"Dick" Gaines and hop picking put
in an appearance at the same time.
Dick has been at Gates during the
past summer, and when the concern
by which he was employed got in fi
nancial straits, he lost no time in
beating back to the old town.