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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 1922
Will Arrive Here
Saturday and Funeral
Will Be Sunday
rit Williams, a former Inde-
fjenco Ixiy and a grandson of T.
William, wno uvc uciwwu in
endence and Monmouth, died yes-
morning at Vancouver,
ih Columbia, according to telo
Ionic advice received hero venter
i k M. W. William irom mo
r man' brother, Wayman C.
Jh body will arrive hero Saturday
rdng at 10:20 and the funeral will
j held from the T. B. William
t Sunday and will to in charge of
?n fcdjr. A. F. & A. M., with In
ptnt In the old English cemetery
side the brother, Wayman C.
liama, he I aurvlved by a widow,
in he married after going to
liih Columbia; hia mother, Mra.
rt Trorel of Eugene, and a half
her and half aiater, Erma and
ir Troxel of Eugene, and the
r.dfather with whom he made hia
'pi for several yeara following the
b of hia father.
iung William had been ill about
month, pcrolciou anemia being
ciukc of death. lie waa a civil
ieer in the employ of railroad
had been in Dritiah Columbia
ibout three years.
ID WILTSHIRE 18
Is SERIOUSLY ILL IN LONDON
t Monday nuon a rotnnnnv of
. . ,
lis and relatives dropped in on
Peter Kurre in Independence to
her celebrate her birthday.
tit U'wn Kf.. .,! IT n
i ' till., t'llffi Jt VJ
?''' W. Dennett and family
jMrs Ma.k. When this group of
!' i ist enme to Polk county
. were neighbors in the Antioch
frt nnd always were accustomed
jp together when the opportunity
fT'd, a habit that has been kept
er since. Herald.
leording to a cablegram re-
i tha week by George Wilthire
onsllis, hia brother, Fred Wilt-
V lies seriously ill in a London
Mr. and Mrs. Wiltshire are
?r residents of Independence,
Wiltshire being engaged in the
liing business, the family going
i here to ' Corvulli to reside.
H'iltfhires went several months
to England, leaving their young
iith relatives in Corvallis. On
iay set for their sailing for
"lea, Mr. Wiltshire was seized
severe hemorrhage of the
p and was hurried to a hospital,
h the message stated, he must
n for several months. Mr. and
Wiltshire have many friends in
;ndencc who regret to hear of
"rious condition, and who will
m wishing him a speedy recov-
Last Thursday the juniors held
their cIush election and chose the fol
lowin officers for the year:
President Miner II. Halstad.
Sw.-Trea. Margaret Anderson.
Sgt. at Arms Frank Beer.
Reporter Hazel Wells.
Council nienibers Freda Hammel,
Catherine Uutes, Kliso Hinkle, Earl
The Delphian will give a Hallow
e'en program In the chapel on Fri
day evening, October 27th. Towns
People are welcomo to this entertain
ment, which will begin promptly at
Ted Leavitt, who has been conduct
ing revival meetings at Independ
ence, spoke to the Normal students
at the chapel hour last Friday.
In common with the other state
schools the Normal is to be represent
ed on the program given in connect
ion with the Oregon Health exposi-
tion at the municipal auditorium in
Portland, October 26 to November 4.
About 40 young women under the di
rection of Miss Taylor and Miss
Chandler will give a group of dances
on Friday afternoon.
John Gill of the J. K. Gill company
in Portland will speak to the students
at the chapel hour on Thursday, No
vember 2nd,. Mr. Gill will take book
stores and the publishing business as
hi aubject, a matter upon which it
goes withot saying that he is very
well informed. Townspeople are in
vited to come to this chapel exercise.
iwhich will begin at 9:30 o'clock.
November 17 and 18 Are
Days Fixed for Big
I MOnil Fit I ENDS HELP
MRS. K UK HE CELEBRATE
CELEBRATED AT SALEM
f anon Who will t, vf
I1' a victim to Dan Cupid? He
";Pn l,Ry "gain in Independence,
I'me burglarizing the hearts of
f McCuistlon and Otto Hilke.
f they could not escape Cupid
surrendered and were relieved
c?'e blessedness nt the home . of
m's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
kH'lke at Salem, Sunday after
October 22 in the presence of
Ptoedinto relative, with the Rev.
i ' Ford of Lebanon officiating.
ynff people will make their
" hme in Salem. Their many
P wish them godspeed.
JUst onn:h trials be thVie
I make lh joy more sweet,
! &J the hours of blest sunshine
f el each cloud you meet.
Frank McElduwncy was a business
visitor in Salem Thursday.
George Jones and Archie Tethe
row hauled lumber from Falls City
Kenneth Bacon is rapidly recover
ing from his recent illness but is not
able yet to leave the hospital.
Visitor from Efkins at the G. G.
Hewitt home at Greenwood Sunday
were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pitzer and
son, lAroy, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Jones
and sons, Alfred and Leroy and
Misses Neilson, Baker and Viola
Neilson and Earl Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Marks spent
Sunday at the home of John Walker
and wife at Monmouth Heights.
Frank Loughary Jr. of Corvallis
high school spent the weekend with
friends and relatives.
Miss Bertha Magness, a returned
missionary from China gave a lecture
at the school house Saturday even
ing. Mrs. A. E. Tetherow motored to
Dallas Saturday to sec her uncle,
l-urt iiuuoard, who has suuered a
paralytic stroke and is confined in the
Mrs. John Smith, Miss Rose Smith,
Roy Smith and family of Cochrane,
were dinner guests Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Tedrow.
J. V. Johnson and wife spent Sun
day at Independence visiting Mx.
Miss Verda Crook of Dallas high
school spent tho weekend with her
parents, Mr. and Mra. S. II. Crook.
C. M. Tetherow spent a few days
the past week with his father, S. II.
Tetherow in Dallas.
A very interesting and profitable
meeting of Polk County Farmers'
union was held at Elkins Saturday.
Representatives from the following
locals were present, Bridgeport,
Pcdec, Liberty Bell, Mt. Pisgah,
Dallas. Plans are being made to
send a large delegation to the State
convention to be held in Lebanon,
Miss Eunice Bacon returned to
school after an absence of two weeks.
With premium offer of approxi
mately $400 in cash and merchandise,
the Independence corn show will be
given in the McBeth building on C
street, Friday and Saturday, Novem
ber 17 and 18. For the first time,
a division is to be devoted to potatoes
of the common emmercial varieties,
and it is probable that pumpkins and
squasn win 'iiKewise receive some
The member of the committee
representing tho Retail Merchants
association the sponscr for the
show A. E. Horton, William Cockle
and A. L. Keeney met with Paul
Carpenter, county agent, last Friday
and set the project in motion.
The classes for corn will bo Identi
cal with that of last year and the
premiums will be approximately the
same. These will be cash premium
by the corn show proper and merchan
dise prizes by the business men. The
committee has been Interviewing the
business men and is find'ng a ready
response and fine encouragemet.
The committee would like to have
every grower of corn In Polk county
represented In the exhibit. This has
been an exceptionally eood corn
year and corn has been developed to
a greater extent in Polk than any
other county of the valley.
An attractive thing in connection
with this exhibit is that there is no
entry fee or no admission charge.
Past exhibits have been exceedingly
attractive and educational and it is
possible that the committee may be
able to arrange some entertaining
features aside from the show itself.
Prenvum lists, giving a list of the
prizes and complete deta'ls, are to
be issued in a few days, and will be
mailed to as many farmers as possi
ble, but should anyone's name be over
cured from the committee.
LONG POWER LINE TO
FURNISH POLK JUICE
The California-Oregon Power com
pany has completed its high power
electric line from Prospect, near
Crater Lake, to Springfield, where it
connects With, the Mountain States
Power company lines, and eventually
juice will be brought from Prospect
to Polk county. Just where the con
nection is to be made here has not
been announced, but there are nego
t'ations for bringing it over the Ore
gon Electric to Orville station and
then the construction of a wire line
across the river to Independence.
The California-Oregon power Kne
now extends from Philomath, this
state to the Mexican line, and is said
to be the largest electric line in the
Just what effect the connection Will
eventually have on the Mountain
States lines in this county is proble
matical, aside from the fact that it
will greatly increase the company's
electric energy. For the present at
least, the company' generating plant
st Dallas will be continued.
JOSEPH BEZANSON IS
SUMMONED BY DEATH
PIERCE WILL SPEAK AT
SALEM ARMORY TONIGHT
Walter M. Pierce, democratic cand
idate for governor, was in Independ
ence Monday and spent a few hours
meeting voters under the guidance of
M. C. William and A. L. Keeney.
Mr. Pierce expresses himself as being
welK satisfied with the political situ
ation. He also visited Monmouth.
From here he went to Linn county
where he had a speech scheduled for
Mr. Pierce will speak in the armory
at Salem tonight.
DALLAS CONCERN IS IN
MARKET FOR PRUNES
The' California Packing plant of
Dallas- is in the market for prunes,
e'ght cents being paid for 157,000
pounds from H. G. Canpbell of
LOAD IS TOO HEAVY;
CAR BREAKS DOWN
George Conkey, Henry Birkholz, A.
W. Clester and James Hilliard are
enroute home from Myrtle Creek,
where they have been for nearly two
weeks stopping at Mr. Hilliard's
ranch and spending their tijme in
pursuit of the elusive deer. A grape
vine message to the Enterprise yes
terday stated that the car not the
occupants was too heavily loaded
nnd broke down at Roseburg and that
they would arrive home as soon as
LOCAL MEN VISIT TULE
LAKE HOMESTEAD PROJECT
Dr. Charles Wright, Clinton Baun,
JBliss Byers and Frank Kennedy, all
ex-service men, left Sunday morning
for Klamath Falls to inspect the
lands which have been thrown open
to homestead entry with the intent ?f
filing upon tracts if it should prove Rossell of the
Mrs. Collins attended the rural sup
ervisors' meeting at Ekins Saturday,
The pupils of the Oak Point school
are busy preparing a Hallowe'en
program to be given at the school
house, October 23.
The Community club of Oak Point
met at the schoolhouse Thursday,
October 19th, for its semi-monthly
meeting. Miss Hout, the county
librarian, and Mr. Wills, county
school superintendent, were present.
The hostesses, Mrs. Fitchard and
Mrs. Craig served 23 people with de
Mrs. Will Titus, who was visiting
her sister, Mrs. John Titus, of Oak
Point, is leaving for her home in
Mr. and Mrs. George Keller of
Oak Point purchased a Chevrolet
car last week.
John Titus of Oak Point is building
a new barn, as his old barn was
burned in September.
Mrs. Robbins entertained the Rev.
Christian church of
.0 . ' UACTUREI) IN CAMP
I FY t'throw' n son or Mr. nnd
jha Withrow of Indcpend-
' .aK fractured Tuesday
U in 'np Coat's lumber camp
W ITS; 110 wns taken t0 the
VwL; amook- Mr- Mrs.
lino. . . JWI I'lwmook Tuesday
COUNTY COURT CENSORED
BY POLK FARMERS' UNION
ir 9 fw days.
wi'l remain with their
Tho following resolution was
passed by the Polk County Farmers'
union in their regular quarterly meet
ing held October 21, 1922:
Resolved, That we censure the
action of the county court of Polk
county in putting tax items on the
ballot to be voted on November 7th,
in such a manner that the separate
items must either be accepted or
rejected as a whole.
Resolved further, That a copy of
this resolution be sent to our county
court and to the county newspapers.
desirable in their estimation. This
land is on the shore of Tule lake,
some 35 miles south of Klamath
Falls. It has been reclaimed by the
drainage of the lake and its ready for
the plow, being entirely free
brush or other debris.
Monmouth at a dinner Sunday.
Miss Marion Blaser visited over the
weekend at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Blaser.
John Green and his brother-in-law,
of ! Will Cook, went to Tillamook Monday
on a business trip.
Joseph Bezanson, 82 years old, died
October 24, after an illness which
had confined him to his home for
three weeks, although he had been
failhg for some rittle time. Mrs.
Bezanson passed away on June 18 of
this year and since that time Mr.
Bezanson has been cared for by Mr.
and Mrs. William Cuthbert, Mr.
Cuthbert being a nephew.
Mr. Bezanson was born June 24,
1840, in the town of Liverpool, Queens
county, Nova Scotia. The family
moved to Virginia in 1856 and Mr.
Bezanson went to Mt. Grove, Missouri
in September, 1884, and to Oklahoma,
April 25, 1893, coming to Oregon
March 6, 1907, settling in Independ
ence. When a boy Mr. Bezanson learned
the trade of a cooper which he fol
lowed for many years, but after
coming to Oregon led an inactive
JJfe, enjoying the fruits oi his earlier
Mr. Bezanson leaves one brother,
Dr. Charles Bezanson, of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, and the nephew, Mr.
He was a member of the Penta
costal mission and up until il&ess
prevented took an active part in the
work of that organization.
HERE THIS WEEK
County Convention Will Be
Held at Christian Church
Starting Friday Night
CITY IN BRIEF
P Another Victim of the Coal Shortage
4 if i A SHAME lb CUT OOVMN PQ CSSS
George Walker, in the employ of
the Standard Oil company at Corval
lis, was in attendance Wednesday
night at a convocation of Lyon lodge,
A. F. & A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Walker re
turned Sunday from several days'
visit in Portland. They were accdm
panied home by Miss Emma Henkle,
had gone down for the weekend.
Mrs. F. R. Arrell is slowly re
gaining her health in the Deaconness
hospital, Salem, where she was oper
ated upon about 10 days ago, and it
is expected that she can be brought
to her home here the first of next
Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Byers have
shaken the dust of Independence
from their feet for a few weeks.
Mr. Byers is in southern Oregon on
a business trip whi"e Mrs. Byers and
children are in Halsey visiting rela
tives. Mr and Mrs. J. D. Reeves were
pleasantly surprised Saturday even
ing by a visit from their grandson,
Homer Sanders of Mountain Grove,
Missouri The young man left his
home town in June and has made the
trip by easy stages, working in the
hay and harvest fields on the way.
If Mr. Sanders finds employment to
his liking he will remain here for the
Fourteen new members were added
to the Church of Christ rolls as a re
sult of the services which were con
ducted nightly for three weeks by
Evangelist "Teddy" Leavitt and which
were brought to a close last Sunday
night Three others took a stand for
the better way of living, but took no
church affixation. Mr. Leavitt went
from here to Sheridan where he is en
gaged in evangelical work. Rev.
David Kratz, pastor of the church, extensive alterations
A Polk County Christian Endeavor
convention will convene at the Chris
tian church here October 27, 28 and
29, beginning Friday evening.
The main addresses will be given
by Polk county ministers. Rev.
Longsberry, pastor of the Evangeli
cal church of Dallas; Rev. Trimball
of Dallas Christian church and Rev.
Ballantyne of Lewisville will be
among those giving addresses.
Special vocal selections will be rend
ered by a Baptist quartet, Independ
ence; Miss Gretchen Kreamer, Inde
pendence; Mrs. Maurice J. Butler and
Mrs. F. E. Chambers of Monmouth.
The greater part of Saturday after
noon will be devoted to games and
contests, among these being a base
ball game between Independence and
Falls City boys.
Saturday evening a banquet will be
held. The admission will be 35 cents.
Young people only are invited to this.
These sessions are free and open
to the public, but a registration fee
of 25 cents will be charged to those
desiring to register as delegates, to
defray minor expenses.
Following is a copy of the pro
gram: SATURDAY AFTERNOON
1 :45 Business Session
2:45 Special Number
3 :00 Recreation
7:30 Budget raising
7 :45" Installation of new officers
8:15 Song Service
8:20 Special Number
8:30 Address: C. E. and amuse
ments. SUNDAY MORNING
7:00 to 7:30 Quiet hour
2:15 Talks by new officers
2:30 Convention impressions
2:50 After the Convention, What
8:20 Welcome Address
8:45 Short Speeches by county
C. E. in the past
C. E. in the present
C. E. in the future
9:30 Address: Christian Endeavor
6:15 to 6:45 Quiet Hour
9:15" Society Reports
10:15 Talk on Junior work
10:45" Special Number
10:50 Four Square Talk
11:00 Address: Place of Christian
Endeavor in the Church
REMODELING OF MILL
IS NEARLY COMPLETED
expressed himself as being gratified
over the outcome of the meetings.
The Cobbs & Mitchell company
sawmill at Valsetz will resume opera
tions about the 10th of November
after having been closed down fir
more than two months while the
refuse burner was being rebuilt and
were made to
Ira Mix went to
the mill. The burner will be finished
in a few days. A carload of ma
chinery arrived Monday and another
Portland Sunday one Wednesday. The chanrPa wilt
and returned that evening with a not only increase the capacity of the
Dodge coupe which H. Hirschberg plant materially but effect a big
had purchased in Portland. Mr. 'saviner in the elimination nf
Hirschberg accompanied Mr. Mix on
the return trip. Mr. Mix was
"tagged" near Oregon City for a
technical infringement of the traffic
laws, which was satisactorily adjusted
the fo'ilowing day but without the
spectacular feats alleged in reports
published in Salem and Portland
James Sharp, who has spent the
past nine years on a homestead in the
Al'sea country, was in Independence
this week for a visit at the home of
A. 13. Horton. Mr. Sharp's place is
but i short distance from Mary's
Peak and he has what be regards as
a very desirable claim with ideal hunt
ing and fishing. His son, Lafayette,
has a claim adjoining, and upon the
two tracts there are several million
feet of saw timber. The Sharps te
sided at Parker for a few years pre
vious to their takino- tin th
C. E. Powell, superintendent of tb
logging operations, accompanied b
Mrs. Powell, left Tuesday for Tacoma
where he will attend a conference of
the loggers of the Pacific coast. He
will return Monday.
Dr. M. J. Butler has moved hia
dental offices from ths company
build'ng to one of the bunk houses
and he now has very pleasant
MRS. G. A. RICH BUYS
MULKEY HOME, MONMOUMI
Mrs. G. A. Rich has sold her at
tractive bungalow on Monmouth
street to K. A. Henricks, who recently
came here to take a responsible pos
ition with the Independence creamery.
Mrs. Rich has purchased the Mul
key property in Monmouth and will
take possession about the first of the
coming month. She will make it a
home for Normal students.