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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 22,
the training niiiHn,
Khuula will bo opened
morning " "
' . l .. w.l there will
Dllin ' . . ...
A.nftn the torim uMnniruc
fv.nnice, Ml- Straw and
Vi.to win wnli"r, lh.f
tr in agriculture, un
padded to the course.
Arbuthnot will continue a
,! f the training acnooi
r nJ Mm Morrow, wiw
critic teacher initl ycur,
,,litionl U'ttchrm liavc
Mfd. They r: Mias
Hftikle, who in an Indcpcnd-
i, who h psnnt the punt year
.mbi University, New YorK
li Clara Pratt, Mlas Grace
Mn. W. A. Harnum.
.enrollment in the training
sij, it necrary to doublo
force and will still more
, the value of the achool from
JUttiwn ha been engaged a
oftlihi(th school, auereeding
Se!tr. Illnea has prevented
from continuing the work.
Itod will continue at janitor
i expected thtit there will be
i material increase in the en
', of the hi((h achool. The
ami courxe which ha been
aadcr the provision of thv
Hujhw act i creating connid
ittfrMt. Collins will again preside at
.mt At thin in a normal train-
mH it will be opened Monday
aultaneoualy with the normal
other nchool which are under
l control. Thomas II. Gentle,
of the truinlng work, will
aiwmtant thiif year In
h Hoppcn, a graduate of thf
md the state university.
HERY MAN (JOES
TO SEATTLE TO RESIDE
CAUCUS FOR CITY
At a special meeting of the city
... I (I i . .
council wnien win his held tonight,
oiw oi uio important matter which
will receive comdderatiort from Muyor
It. M. Walker will bo the designation
of a date for holding a caucus for the
nomination of city official.
The offices to be filled ore: mayor
and recorder for two year; and three
councilmen for four year. The
councilmen whoo term will expire
at the end of the year aro: Guy G.
Walker, J. S. Uohannon and Willard
So far there ha not appeared any
clamor for city honor. There are no
avowed candidate. In view of the
fact that Mayor R. M. Walker i
nerving hi firnt term, it I more than
probable, that ho will have to accept
u vecond term. The removal of At
torney II. F. Swope ha vacated the
office of recorder, and it appear
quite likely that K. W. linker will be
named to fill the vacancy, but a to
whether he will become a cundidate
for the office In the election is not
A to councilmen. It i an honor
which moat folk do not Beck, and
thoae whom? term expire are not
hankering for further aervice, being
quite agreeable to the idea that good
things should bo paaaed around.
However, it would not be at all ur
priing if the will of the caucus
ahould be tnngly in favor of the trio
cnlUting for further service.
I'M HETTA KAI'PA
FRAT FOR UNIVERSITY
S. II. ROBINSON
BUYS KAYS PLACE
Prominent Rancher North of
Town Addi to Farm
S. II. Robinson, a highly ucce8ful
rancher living a few mile to the
northwe-Ht of Independence, has pur
chased the ranch of John W. and
Eugene 8. Kay, ituutcd in the same
neighborhood, the consideration being
$21,000, including the Block and farm
equipment. The ranch consinta of
The Kayu have taken from Mr.
Robinson a 41 acre ranch near Mc
Minnville at $10,000.
Coming here from Yamhill county
about three year ago, Mr. Robinson
purchaHcd a large ranch which he is
operating very successfully, special
izing quite extensively in dairy
The Kays brothers came here from
the Tillamook country about three
years ago with their mother, the late
Mrs. Lillie B. Kay. During a typhoid
epidemic last year, Mrs. Kays died,
and the property passed to the sons.
They will take immediate possession
of the Yemhill property which they
have acquired in the transaction.
WEDDING AT RICKREALL
50 YEARS AGO CELEBRATED
Bradner, who has been here
n directing tho affairs of the
ndenco Creamery, left Monday
ttle where he will take charge
produce department of tho
Fry company. During Mr. Uhip,
ri stay here the plant of tho
has been literally rebuilt
it i now one of tho most
nd complete butter makinc
Merits in the northwest.
F. Bradner, a nenhew of C.
,ner the new manager. He
u here for the past few months
'"Jthc intricacies of the busi-
twPruted us the Independ-
reamcry, Ule 8tock is owned
'' Uradner company, which has
Quarters in Seattle and which
' a number of other creani
J the state of Washing
A io gentlernun and an
lic business man, C. E.
r mue n host of friends dur
' in Independence and
18 Kgret over his departure.
LSTS HOLD SERVICES
WIG RICH HOPYARDS
automobiles full of . noonle
1'an.cd Rt,v. j,, L Proppo to tho
n"P yard liiHt- Mfrw)n
"8 were hol.l m,f iJ u '
'"r' Justin played three accept-
08 OH his cnrn..t T,, T
' IVc,'Ptl gospel message on
--aln.ost?" A large
Klv'o audience assembled to
i e sei'vicou .,!.... .i t... it-
ft church. y
University of Oreiron. Euireno
The University of Oregon has wonw?" waH
marked recognition of its high stand
ard of csholarship through the grant
of a chapter of I'hi Beta Kappa, nat
ional honorary scholastic fraternity,
to the Oregon institution. Without
a dissenting vote, the Council of Phi
Ilea Kappa, meeting in triennial con
vention in Cleveland Sept. 12 and 13,
granted the Oregon petition for
Favorable action by the council
followed the recommendation made
last December by the Senate of tho
organization at it regular triennial
President Campbell expressed hi
gratification at the latest recognition
of Oregon' high standards.
"For some year the University of
Oregon ha been in line for Phi Beta
Kappa," he said. "The equipment,
breadth of work, and general stand
ards of tho University have been all
that Phi Beta Kappa could ask for
some time, and now that a chapter
is finally authorized wc are very
.much gratified. Productive scholar-
in which Phi Beta Kappa i
much interested, has reached a high
level at tho University, a evidenced
by tho various series of monographs
describing researches by faculty
members, published by the Univer
sity. Valuable contributions have
been mado in pure science and in so
"Undergraduate work in the Uni
versity has been for a number of
years strengthened at an even pace
with the graduate work and research
work, both directly by tho quality of
the courses and equipment, and in-
-i : . l .r wr iho tinrmeatlon 01 tne
Ulll'lliJ J ' X
snirit of the graduate school, in tho
student body. Graduates of the Uni
versity have been making noble rec
orda in Eastern graduate schools."
Arrangements for 'he installation
of the chapter await receipt or or
.ficial notification from Dr. O. M
Vonrheea of New York, general scr
retary of tho United Chapters of the
organization, according to ur. xv. v..
Clark, "professor of history, who was
in charge of the Univcrs.tys appli
cation for membership.
Harrisburg The double golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Elliott of this place and Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Hedgepeth of Cres-
celcbrated here Tuesday
when f0 relatives gathered from all
part of the state to do them honor.
A banquet was held in the dining
irofim nf iht Mpthndint. Fninpnnnl
church and Rev. II. E. Holcomb of
the local Church of God officiated
when the two couples took their
place at the altar. Following the
festivities at the church an informal
reception was given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Elliott, where
friend gathered to extend congratu
lations. The brides are sisters and the
wedding 50 years ago yesterday took
place at a campmeeting at Rickreall,
Polk county, Ore., Rev. J. M. Lovell
officiating. Mrs. Elliott is now 65
years old, Mrs. Hedgepeth 67. Both
crossed the plains by ox teams in
1864. Mr. Elliott is 70 years of age,
Mr. Hedgepeth is 73 and both came to
Oregon in 1867.
For many years Mr. and Mrs. El
liott made their home in Prineville,
coming to Harrisburg about 12 years
RESIGNATION OF CITY
RECORDER IS TENDERED
PURSE AND BIBLE TAKEN
FROM W. B. HUGGINS HOME
' MTCIIEN TO BE
Kan,VE1) TO CORVALLIS
re(l he ' wnKn een
Od,i i? , "ciy iwo years
2 , buiId'ifr on C St.
an,l Mrs. t.Voi,
ve(j i -'"Mil jjurrows, win
a f. CorvalliB next Monday,
d Jt,s"'hlc location has been
n Ia cont'nuance. of the
'soll j tlKe tne candy
y L,and Whi, thy have done
i "UCCeSKfnl 1 ! . . .
Hnnnk thieves entered
AoncB of W. B. Huggins on
street, early yesterday morning r,
took a purse containing $19.75 m
money and a large tly bMe.
is in jui'iuiiii"'"-
and other mom-
bers of the family were sleeping on
the second floor anu u.u
er tho robbery until morning.
O nnrl 3 o'clock,
heard steps on the porch and it
presumed that this was the . time of
the visit. nofirnr is working
rorv.n Alness here feel I Chiel oi roi. ' . ,
2 " Wi" offer the'" great-jon the case but has found no tang.
B. F. Swope has filed with Mayor
R. M. Walker his resignation as city
recorder and police judge, and a
special meeting of the city council
will be held tonight to act upon it.
Judge Swope has served in this
capacity for a dozen or more years
nnd in addition has been city attor
ney. He is giving up the work on ac
count of moving to Monmouth and
opening law offices in Monmouth and
City recorder is an elective office
and it is up to Mayor Walker to se
lect a successor to Judge Swope and
the council to confirm the appoint
ment for the unexpired term or until
AT POLK FAIR
Preparations Are Being
Made for Agricultural
Independence is to be represented
at the Polk county fair at Dallas
with an agricultural and horticultural
exhibit. It is to be a community ef
fort, fathered by the Independence
Retail Merchants' association and in
charge of William Cockle, A, C. Moore
and C. A. Elliott.
The purpose is to make as credit
able a showing as possible, but it is
not to be in competition with other
communities insofar as premium
awards are concerned. The commit
tee is receiving able co-operation from
"Uncle Billy" Wright and his son,
Dr. C. C. Wright, who made a credit
able showing at the fair last year,
The exhibit will include hops, fruit,
grains, grasses, corn and many other
things, and is being assembled as
rapidly as possible.
The committee is anxious to make
the exhibit as representative as possi
ble and wishes to have the assistance
of all who may have farm products
worthy to be shown. -
Independence will also be repre
sented in the industrial section of the
fair. The Independence Iron Works
will show a subsoiler and a patented
Fordson hitch and possibly other
articles; Sloper Bros, with their hop,
berry and vineyard disc plow and cul
tivator, which cultivates a row
at a lick; the Stewart Motor company
will have a complete exhibit of Ford
products, and possibly there will be
ROAD NORTH OF RICKREALL
TO BE GRAVELED AT ONCE
Dallas Beginning probably next
week the county court of Polk county
will begin the graveling of the West
Side highway leading north from
Rickreall. About 1600 yards of grav
el will be placed on the road and the
court expects to install bunkers
about a mile this side of Rickreall
where the bed of gravel has been lo
cated. The entire fleet of trucks will
be used for the job and Judge Robin
son expects to have the work f inished
in record time.
The roadway to be improved is part
of the system held up by the injunc
tion rpoceedings instituted by Inde
pendence. The highway commission
had already graded the roadway when
the suit was commenced and if the
road is left in the condition it now is
it will be almost impassable when wet
weather begins. Some of the finest
road gravel in the state has been
found in the bed of the Rickreall
river riear here and Rickreall and
has been used on the gravel and hard
surfaced roads built in the county
and the strip to be improved will be
of this gravel which after a winter's
wear assures a road nearly as good
as the hard surfaced kind.
"LIZZIE" KICKED, FRANCIS
NEWTON HAS BROKEN ARM
Francis Newton, a son of W. W.
Newton, a foreman at the Wigrich
ranch, had his right forearm frac
tured last Sunday morning while
cranking a car.
In attempting to spin the crank
there was a back kick which fractured
The Innocent Bystander
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STUDENT LIST FROM
Indepednence will be well repre
sented at the higher educational insti
tutions this year. At the Oregon
Agricultural college there are Miss
Opal Hewett, Gerald Hewett, Miss
Ulla Dickinson, Robert Craven, Wen
dell Denlinger, Miss Betty Stilltfell,
Glenn Burright, who are continuing
work which they started in preceding
years. The new entrants are: Miss
Hazel Calbreath, who enters as a
junior in home economics, havi'.g
completed a two year course in the
Oregon normal; Lenor Davis, a fresh
man in pharmacy, and Ira Compton,
who attended McMinnville college last
Miss Vera Johnson has gone to the
University of Oregon.
Miss Thelma Williams and Leslie
Clemo will go to the Oregon Normal,
and Miss Kathleen Skinner will take
her second year there.
Earl Clemo will go to the Benke
Walker commercial school in Port
land. Misa Dorothy Fitchard will leave
Saturday for Los Angeles where she
will enter an art school.
"HANK" MATTISON RETIRES
FROM DAIRY BUSINESS
"Hank" Mattison, who has been
running a dairy of 20 cows or more
for the past 24 years, has sold all of
his cows except one with the inten
tion of permanently retiring from the
Mr. Mattison had a Jersey herd
with many of the animals en
titled to register and has been quite
successful in operating it for butter
fat purposes only.
Gail Alexander, who is farming
south of town, has purchased 10 of
the Mattison cows in order to en
large his dairy activities.
Mr. Mattison is willing to admit
that dairying is no ,s soft snap. Its
requirements are exacting, but Mr.
Mattison has been using a milking
machine, and during the past four
years the brunt of thework caring
for the cows has been with Adam
Baskin. Adam felt that he was en
titled to a rest and when he allowed
that he wanted to lay off for a spell,
Hank came to the conclusion that
he wanted to retire from the business.
PICKING IS STILL
It Will Require All of Next
Week To Finish
CHICKEN RIDES TO
TOWN ON CAR BUMPER
A white leghorn chicken rode into
town last Saturday night on the bum
per of Postmaster Homer S. Wood's
car. Oblivious to bright lights it re
mained on its perch until removed
by Mrs. Wood in front of the Moore
& Addison furniture store.
Biddy had selected the car bumper
for her perch and not being seen by
Mr. Wood and family when they got
into the car remained there until a by
stander on the street called the at
tention to the stowaway.
Had it been the male of the specie,
the postmaster might have been ac
cused of doing a little unique adver
tising of an anticipated political
victory. Yet, with equal suffrage, a
crowing hen might fill the requirement.
With a continuation of the present
favorable weather conditions, it will
rqaiie all if nc::t week to finish the
hop harvest. In many of the yards
the work has been completed but there
are several which still have consider
able acreage to be handled.
On the east side of the river, all
of the hops have been gathered ex
cept in the Asa B. Robinson and
George Rose yards. Donald P.
MacCarthy finished a few days ago
and Walker & Walker will complete
picking this forenoon.
North of town, the E. Clemens
Horst picking is still going as full
blast as possible with the expectation
that the work can be completed m
about five days. Walker Bros., Hugh
IL Hanna, Sloper & Patton, David
son & Hedges, have either finished or
are about to do so.
South of town, the Wigrich has the
largest acreage still ungarnered.
Proeress is being made with the
latter part of next week being set as
the finishing time. Sloper Bros, stm
have several days' work. George M.
Werline is working toward the end
with a small yard belonging to S.
H. Edge yet to be picked.
C. A. McLaughlin finished picking
last Sunday and is well satisfied with
this year's crop.
When the correct figures are avail
able, it is evident that many produc
tion records are going to be smashed
to smithereens. Heavy - yields are
surprising many and there are seve
ral hop growers who have had to re
vise their estimate of the number of
tickets required by ordering more
tickets the second and third time.
At the Mitoma ranch a small part
of the yard was irrigated, and hops
of enormous size were grown there.
The only disturbing factor in the
hop situation is the low price which
means of course that the demand is
very light. Two lots of local hops
were sold a few days ago for 10 cents,
which was about five cents less than
the actual cost of production in these
yards. The few others who are not
raising their hops under contract are
rather inclined to hold their hops
than to sacrifice them at this time.
COUNTY ENDEAVORS ARE
TO CONVENE HERE
OREGON ELECTRIC MAY
CURTAIL VALLEY SERVICE
The Christian Endeavor union of
JPoik is to hold its annual convention
in Independence October 27, 28 and
29. Speakers from out of the county
are being secured as well as the best
ones in the county, and a fine pro
gram is being arranged.
Delegates will come from Dallas,
Falls City, Monmouth and other
places. Most of the sessions will be
vheld in the Christian church. The
Independence Endeavor society is
hoping to obtain the cooperation and
assistance-of the other churches and
young peoples' societies in entertain
ing the delegates and providing the
Salem Because of the heavy fi
nancial loss due to the operation of
automobile stages, it may be neces
sary within the next three months to
reduce the train service on the Oregon
Electric railroad between Portland
and Eugene to one train each way
This was announced here by W. D.
Skinner, traffic manager and vice
president of the Oregon Electric line3
In an effort to meet the present
competition, Mr. Skinner said, the
Oregon Electric will soon reduce its
fares to the level now charged by the
automoblie busses. This will be a re
duction of 34 cents on a one-way
' ticket between Portland and Salem.
STANDARD OIL HAS, .
NEW MANAGER HERE
R. A. Jenkins has succeeded Earl
S. Butler as manager of the Stand
ard Oil company's Independence inter
ests here. Mr. Jenkins arrived las
Saturday and assumed his new dutit
at once. He came here from Oregcj
City, where he had been in the em
ploy of the company for some time.
. Mr. Butler has severed his relations
with the company, and as he has been
spending the past few days at Van
couver, Wash., his plans for the
future are not known.
FORMER PARKER MAN
DIES IN PORTLAND
" Daniel M. Calbreath, aged 73 years,
died in Portland September 20th. In
the earlier days, Mr. Calbreath was a
former well-known resident of Par
ker, serving as station agent and post
master, and subsequently lived near
Mr. Calbreath is survived by his
widow and a daughter, Mrs. Dwight
A. Hoag of Monmouth. He also
leaves two brothers, Dr. J. F. Cal
breath of Portland and T. W. Cal
breath of The Dalles.
I. W. COMPTON AND MISS
LA VERNE KETCHUM MARRIED
Miss La Verne Ketchum, daughter
of Dr. E. L. Ketchum, and Isaac W.
Compton, son of Mr. and J. A.
Compton, were married at the Baptist
parsonage, Sunday, Sept. 3rd, and
left immediately afterward for Tilla
mook on a honeymoon trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Compton have taken
up their residence at the Dr. Ketchum
ranch south of Independence, where
the groom has made preparations to
engage in the chicken business on
quite an extensive scale.
6 3 ,n a business way. bio clew.