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.g! INDEPENDENCE. OREGON, FRIDAY DEC. 15, 1922 7 "
Effort to Have Other Items
Out of Order
Only one change wa made in the
PuJk county budget at the taxpayer'
setting at Dallas yesterday the
nnrgoncy fund wan cut from $10,000
Lot Brown nerved as chairman of
the board and he proved to be a verl
iible itonewall In a topping move
aenta to provide for funda for a
iunty agent, county library, fair,
a more road money. The chairman
maintained that no itema could be
tided to the budget, nor would it I
kfal to include funda for the county
Utnt, library or fair, in the emcr
ftwy provision, aa not one ia an
mrrgtncy. In thia manner he head
id off well developed movement to
pit these item in the budget
The meeting was well attended and
ibout all there was to it were the
Ailing of the chairman. However,
m appeala wer? attempted from hU
Mwwiona, and there was outward
jrace and harmony, at leant.
Those from Independence attending
the meeting were: C. W. Irvine, C.
p. falbrealh, G. G. Walker, William
Vickie, A E. Ilorton and S. J. Mc-llmurry.
OLD DAYS RECALLED
HY COI'Y ()K WEST
HIGHLAND (I.l'H MEETS
AT MORRISON HOME
Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison
litrrtuinrd the Highland social club
A glimpse of Independence nearly
40 yuara ago is Kained from a copy
of "The Went Side," dated May 11,
IHHIi. It watt found by V. I). Broad
well in the house he is occupying
and is well preserved.
"The Went Side" was liberally nat.
patronized with advertising, Physi
ciann running cards were: Dr. E. L.
Ketchum, Dr. J. E. Davidson, Dr.
J. B, Johnson, Dr. T, J. Lee.
The legal profession was represen
ted by George W. Belt and A. C.
Veterinary aurgeon A. B. Robinson
Tonsorlal artist 0. P. Dickson.
George E. Brey was a commission
merchant Peter Cook was running
the Belt House. Henry Patterson
now of Portland, and Buster & Ver
non were druggists.
Z. Denson and J. D. Irvine were in
the grocery business.
Hardware and implements was well
represented: Smith, Cooper, Wade &
Co., Frank Bros. Implement company.
J. II. Alexander, W. P. Connaway.
Lyman Damon wag the republican
nominee for sheriff; John F. Groves,
democratic nominee, and L. N. Frakes
was the prohibition nominee.
For county clerk, the names of
David W. Sears appeared on the dem
ocratic ticket; John M. Parry, repub
lican, and P. C. Sears, prohibition.
The marriages of Isaac L. Patter
son and Miss Mary E. Woodworth
and J. II. Alexander and Miss Louise
A. Douty were given.
HOLD MEETING HERE
ON FARM HOME
Ground Will Be Broken
Tomorrow With Due
E. J. Dixon of Portland, manager
of the Pacific Coop era wive cui.ry
Producer. mH with Polk and Benton
til 11 1 1 till if Mil (IL jiuii rviiuii); I - o
f last week. Games. were planned by t Independence lust Saturday.
i!r. Jamea Van Gal. Mrs. Seeley and In the opinion of Mr. Dixon a
m. Morrison. Mui curds and , proper increase in the volume of bal
ancing were enjoyed by all. Not a
oment was lost. In the midst of
j'if merrymaking, refreshments ap
Vared on the scene. Each one
tight a .nook, to partake of the
At a late hour the guests departed
curing Mr. and Mrs. Morrison
r, enjoyable evening had been spent.
thuae present wyre: Mr. and Mrs. C.
. Baker and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
filliam IVyree and family, Mr. and;
firs. Dave Stapleton and family, Mr.
ml Mrs. Victor Seeley and family,
!r. and Mrs. Harrison Brandt and
aughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Staple
in and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gi
nrd, Mr and Mrs. Louis Van Gal,
!rs. Rose Evans, Misses Thelma
pid "Tommy" Alexander, Gladys
torey, Dorothy Ray, Ruth Merrill,
Messrs. Otis Scott, Jim Stapleton.
'ill Fuller, George Stapleton and
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker will en-
frtain the club at their home on
Saturday evening, December 30th.
ness would make it possible for the
producers to materially decrease the
cost of marketing the eggs of the con
cern. There has been some modifica
tion in the grading of the eggs under
the new management which has had
a beneficial effect.
Benton county was only represent
ed by one member at the meeting
here but the Polk attendance was
ODD FELLOWS HAVE
ELECTED NEW OFFICERS
KEENEY TO COMMAND
LOCAL LEGION POST
A. L. Keeney was elected com
pander of Independence post, Ameri-
an Legion, at the annual meeting
M Inst Friday n'ght. It was an
jnthusiastij meeting with about 30
In attendance and there was rivalry
w the selection of some of the of-
icers. The other onicers ciecieu
Vice Com. A. L .Miller.
Adjutant A. F. Becker.
Sergeant at Arms Chris Burright.
Finance Officer G. C. Smith.
Historian J. C. Henderson.
Executive committee It. M. Wal
r. G. G. Godfrey, C. C, Archibald,
f. E. Groves, J. D. Stevens.
Mess Serceant A. L. kullander.
The newlv eloctcd officers will be
(ducted into office on the second Fri
ll... . b i .. ran E. E.
rves has served as commander dur
I'Z the nnst vear.
i Th u a noinhcrshit) of
rant uc a in n trood financial
Valley lodge, I. 0. O. F, has elec
ted officers for the ensuing six
months' term as follows:
Noble Grand Adam Baskin.
Vice Grand Victor Seelcy.
Treasurer C. W. Irvine.
Secretary' Willard E. Craven.
Atwater Store Broken Into
About $125 Worth of
TAYTON BOYS, GIRLS
PLAY HERE FRIDAY muui
A double header basketball contest
''I be staged in the high school gym
t'um on Friday night of this week,
"yton high school byn ,rlH
fating the Independence teams.
fhe local boys have two victories
their credit Monmouth and Falls
City nnd the girls were victorious
111 their first and only contest, wmu
a Played with Falls City.
Last v stnvton had a very
Nital.lo fnm i.nd it is expected
y both exhibitions will be replete agUc over it.g Xmns program
4,th interesr. '
Ground will be formally broken
tomorrow (Saturday) for the first
cottage on the W. C. T. U. farm
home at Corvallis.
Invitations for the event h"ave
been issued and the ceremonies prom
ise to be of a great deal of interest.
Mrs. Ada Wallace Unruh, of
Portland, who is managing the home
campaign, says: "We wish the friends
who have so generously contributed
to this enterprise to know that we
are about, to realize our vision of a
real home on a real farm for the
homeless Protestant children of our
state of whom there are literally
"We have the cash on hand and
guarantee to meet all obligations on
this building and have met all pay
ments on the farm for many months
in advance. Our next work is to se
cure money for a building for girls,
as this one will receive boys only, the
Child Welfare commission not allow
ing us to keep them both in one
cottage and there is really desperate
need that the home for them should
be commenced at the earliest possi
"We hope that all persons who love
children and realize in any manner
the helplessness of homeless child
hood will send in their contributions
at once without waiting for personal
solicitation, making all checks pay
able to H. Hirschberg, treasurer,
but sending to this office, 615 Stock
Exchange Bldg., Portland, Oregon,
where all contributions will be re
ceipted and sent to the treasurer at
"There is no possible chance for
loss of monies given to this home as
is has at its head responsible men
and women and it is so incorporated
that should a very remote chance
make it impossible for it to be carried
on under the present administration
all property will revert to the state
to be used for the purpose for which
it is incorporated."
NEW SUITS FOR
Season Will Open December
22 With Game With
The Independence basketball team
is to have new suits. An order has
been placed for 10 black with
orange stripes. It is expected that
they will be delivered here in a
few days. In announcing the opening
schedule, Ira Mix says:
"Basketball fans of Independence
and vicinity will be treated to a rare
dish during the coming two weeks
when two Northwest and Pacific
coast conference teams will be seeij
in action on the local floor, and Sit
behooves them to remember the dates.
"Willamette university will be tak
en on Friday, December 22nd and the
University of Oregon on Thursday
of the following week, December 28th.
"The local team is rapidly getting
into shape but is handicapped by
reason of not having a coach. We
expect to close for one within a day
or two. We will also be decked out
in bright new suits this year, thanks
to the generosity of the business and
professional men and we are deter
mined to uphold the confidence placed
in ua by bringing home the bacon and
putting Independence on the basket
MOUNTAIN STATES TO ISSUE
CONVERTIBLE GOLD NOTES
MUHLEMANS LIKE IT
AT PASADENA, CALIF.
Monmouth, Dee. 14 (Special to
Enterprise) The Atwater shoe store
wus broken into Wednesday night and
about $125 worth of shoes, gloves
and other articles were taken. En
trance was gained from the rear of
the building by "jimying" three doors
which were fastened from the inside
As near as Mr. Atwater can deter
mine, a dozen pairs of shoes were j
taken, 20 pairs of gloves, a quantity
of shoe laces and other things.
The burglar, left no clue, but the
authorities are making careful inves
tigation. Oak Point
Jack Underwood has returned to
school after an nbsonce of two days
on account of poison oak.
A. G. Crosson of Independence
went to Washington on a business
trip on Decemeber 12.
G. K. Osborn and Miss Cleo Rose
were married at Dallas, Nov. 28.
They are at home at the Hedges farm.
Mrs Oatis Tye and daughter Ruby
were visiting at Glenn Stewart's over
the week end. '
Margarette Dodge of Camas,
Wash., visited the Oak Point school
Friday of last week.
Mrs. Collins aattended a silver
wedding at the home of Mr. and
- Williams while spending ner
Thanksgiving vacation at Bay City.
cohno is verv ca
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CHRISTMAS GIFT MADE
BY STAR TO MASONS
Santa Claus started out on his
rounds early this season, presenting
a $200 check to Lyon lodge, A. F. &
A. M., Wednesday night While it
is true that the exchequer of Adah
chapter, Order of the Eastern Star
is depleted to this amount, it was a
promulgation of the Santa Claus
spirit of good will and a remembrance
of good deeds.
It was the annual meeting of the
lodge. Officers elected are:
W. M. M. II. Pengra.
S. W. Howard Morlan.
J W. A. L. Keeney.
Sec. Ira Mix.
Treasurer H. Hirschberg.
Trustee R. W. Baker.
Only two of the appointive stations
have been filled: W. J. Mulkey, Jr.,
for senior deacon and M. A. Butler
for junior deacon.
A delicious luncheon was served
by wives of the members at the con
clusion of the ceremonies.
Next Wednesday night entered
apprentice degrees will be conferred
upon two candidates; a few nights
later the fellowcraft degree' will be
given two others, and the master's
degree will be conferred upon Wed
nesday night, December 27th upon
two. At this meeting the newly elec
ted officers will be installed.
In a letter to the Enterprise from
Pasadena, S. Muhleman says:
"fince we have decided to remain in
Pasadena for a while we would like
to hear from home through your
valuable paper, the Enterprise. We
have been here over a month now
and like it very well. We were for-
i tunate in crossing the mountains not
jto encounter much snow. A storm
: preceded us one day, leaving about
' six inches of snow to go through and
it was sure, cold up there. . We over
took tourists at Red Bluff who had
crossed the mountains during the
storm. They said it was terrible.
"We traveled the distance between
Independence and Red Bluff in 78
hours (actual driving) and we burned
72 gallons of gasoline. Considering
the heavy load we had about a
ton we did well. We visited, one
day in Montague, rested three days
in Fresno and one day in Bakers
field, where we had the transmission
bands on our car ' renewed before
crossing the 50 miles of mountains
between Bakersfield and San Fer
nando. We iind in mnlor r tire
trouble on the trip."
A new issue of 7 convertible
gold notes due 1930, is to be offered
to the customers of Mountain States
Power company, according to an
announcement by C. M. Brewer, vicej
president and general manager.
A large amount of extensions and
improvements to care for new busi
ness in the company's various divi
sions has provided opportunity for
the investment of additional capital.
Conforming to its avowed policy of
customer ownership, the company
will invite the people of the cities and
towns which it serves, to participate, J
instead of placing the securities on
the market in the large financial
Mr. Brewer states that the new
note issue is comparatively small,
amounting to $200,000 and that he
anticipates its over-subscription with
in a short time. The $300,000 of 8
ten year convertible gold notes with
which the company launched its cus
tomer ownership policy, was entirely
absorbed by hundreds of the custom
ers of the organization, and none has
been available for some time.
The difference in the interest rate
7 on the new notes, compared with
8 on those outstanding is inter
esting, because it shows an increas
ing abundance of capital for conser
vative investment, and therefore a
lower yield to the investors. In Mr.
Brewer's opinion, this tendency will
continue and before long utility
companies will be able to secure all
the new money required for construc
tion purposes at 5 percent or even
The growth of business of Mountain
States Power company during the
past few years has been quite remark
able. A handsomely designed and
printed booklet just issued by the
j company shows many of the proper
j ties and gives statistics of a strik
J ing nature. The output of electric
. energy has more than doubled in the
j past six years and the number of
j customers has increased from 16,338
J to 23,682. A map of the territory
; served shows that 43 ities and towns
(with a total population of 65,000 are
now supplied by the organization.
Independence Boy Gets Rec
O. A. C.
VALSETZ BOY INJURED
IN FALL FROM SPEEDER
Robert McCoy, 14 years old, of
Valsetz, was brought to Independence
Monday morning suffering from in
juries sustained in a fall from a
speeder. Robert with several others,
was riding on the speeder when he
fell, the wheels of the car passing
over both legs, badly cutting one and
severely bruising the other. The un
fortunate boy was hurried to Inde
pendence and taken at once to the
Salem hospital for treatment.
Robert feels that he is having more
than his share of misfortune, one
arm having been recently broken and
being still in splints. The boy prov
ed himself of the stuff that soldiers
are made of, betraying neither by
word nor groan the pain he was en
during while enroute to the hospital.
INTEREST AROUSED IN
SALEM CORN EXHIBIT
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Salem The Marion-Polk county
corn show is to be held in the Salem
chamber of commerce club rooms
December 14th, 15th and 16th. The
chamber has turned over its entire
quarters including the billiard room
and assembly room for the holding
of this show and the business men of
Salem have contributed the prizes.
There is no entry fee for exhibits,
and no admission fee to the visitors
to the show. Liberal cash prizes are
offered for both 10 and 50 ear exhi
bits of white and yellow dent corn,
any other dent, flint corn and pop
corn. A special community prize of
$25 is offered to the best community
exhibit of fresh and home canned
vegetables and corn. This prize has
aroused considerable rivalry. Inde
pendence announces that it expects
to capture the prize without question.
The school district of Liberty district
has gotten behind its community ex
hibit and is trying to capture the
prize for its athletic fund. Salem
Heights district is going strong
and Mt, Angel is expected to send
an unusually strong exhibit. Other
communities are entering and there
may be more surprises.
The committee has arrang-edf to
close the corn show with a community
social evening on Saturday to which
everyone is invited both in Salem and
all parts of Polk and Marion counties.
There will be community singing un
der the leadership of Edwin Socolof
sky, musical program and some
speaking, and dancing in the audi
torium. Everyone will be invited to
be the guests of the Salem chamber
of commerce. The committee urges
every person in these counties inter
ested in the impr-ovement of agricul
ture t& attend these meetings, and
be the guest of the chamber at the
final session for a general good time.
A. D. DAVIDSON BUYS
D. L. HEDGES HOME
A. D. Davidson has purchased the
D. L. Hedges residence property at
the corner of Seventh and Monmouth
and will take possession at once.
This place has been the home of
"Daddy" Hedges for many years.
Mrs. Davidson is a daughter of the
venerable man and the sentiment for
the old home place was pronounced
enough to warrant the change. The
Davidsons will dispose of their resi
dence property. ;
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, Dec. 14. (Special to the En
terprise.) Rollo J. McKinney of In
dependence, senior in civil engineer
ing has been awarded one of the
highest honors ever given to a stu-
dent in the college. He has been
pledged to Sigma Tau, honorary na
tional engineering fraternity. Notice
of his selection was formally made
by letter this morning.
After three years' college work,
hampered somewhat in his scholastic
work by having to earn his own way,
McKinney was given this recognition.
Through committee work for the ;
class of '23, through active work for
Sigma Gamma, social fraternity, of
which he is president, through active
participation in the engineering show
for three years, and other student
activities, McKinney has become well
known among the students of the
Less than a month ago McKinney
and Myra Jane Collier of Prairie City
announced their engagement.
McKinney has been working for
more than a year for the U. S. Geolo
gical survey, measuring streams in
Linn and Benton counties, in addition
to his college work. He will work
for the survey in Portland, with head
quarters in the postoffice building
during the Christmas holidays.
The Oregonian of December 3
printed drawings of Bayard T. Mer
rill's patented headlight, saying:
"Invention of a new type of head
light for automobiles designed to
overcome the glare evil has been
perfected by Bayard T. Merrill of
Independence, Ore., and is attracting
the interest of local automobile men.
The light is so constijucted as to
throw its beam downward upon the
road, where it is needed, and not
straight ahead, where it will blind
oncoming motorists. The construc
tion of the reflector and the position
of the globe are" entirely different
from the ordinary construction. The''
bulb is located above the center line
and the upper beams, which ordinarily
shine directly ahead, are thrown
backwards and re-reflected from the
lower section of the reflector. This
type of headlight, according to the in
ventor, would make dimming unnec
essary and would be particularly ad
vantageous in rain or fog. The in
ventor has completed " several sets
which are being used as models on
cars with success, it is stated."
MONROE V1ETH, PARKER
BOY, SHOT IN LEG
Monroe Veith, 16 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Veith of Parker,
and a pupil of the Independence high
school, received a very painful wound
on his right leg by the uiscliange
of a shotgun in his own hands last
In company with a companion he
was hunting. In climbing- over a
wire fence, his foot caught on the
top wire throwing him to the ground,
and in the fall he received the full
effect of a .12 gauge shell of shot.
The shot entered the leg just below
the hip and gouged out a hole about
four inches in length and about half
an inch deep. He was taken to hii
home, medical assistance summoned'
It was found that the muscles hat
been injured somewhat, but it is ex
pected that the young man will re
gain the full use of his limb.
MRS. ETTA WALKER AT
HEAD OF EASTERN STAR
Mrs. Etta Walker was elected
worthy matron of Adah chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star, at the an
nual meeting Tuesday night. The
other star officers are:
Worthy Patron Dr. H. C. Duns
Associate Matron Mrs. Lora But
ler. Conductress Mrs. Ruth Morlan.
Asso. Con. Mrs. Hattie Kreamer
Secretary Mrs. Ruth Conkey.
Treasurer Mrs. Flora Mix.
Installation will take place the
first meeting in January.
Ice cream, cake and coffee were
served at the conclusion cf the ceremonies.