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Friday, December 15. 1922
And reduce the High Cost of Living
!S THE CHEAPEST AS WELL AS THE MOST
wnviwmc ruuu ON THE MARKET
itrYour Grocer Has It
mix CITY Bill COMPANY
OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Principal Events of the We
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
TIDBITS FROM MAIL BAG
OF WAR RISK BUREAU
MSM'.V. OF WKT LANDS
MIST LEAH IMPKOVKMKNT
alnai f wet hinds in un ulmo-
niMTHhity before agricultural de
j (,mi'!il ran progress a it should,
i i well known by agricultural
hk of i..v..i,r,w f t of tile
fH dr ainujf wit reported by mem-
of the Oregon Clay Worker)!' iih-
jiiiiii fur PJ21. Concrete
r also koUI for furm
Experimental work showing the
moHt economic methods of draining
various noil type has been conducted
ly the 0. A. C. experiment station.
A soil specialist who devotes most
of his time in drainage seasons to
helping groups of farmers work out
j plans for drainage systems has been
Jr ! ftroVKiorl liv tlw,
method), trades and detith of til
.......... .- miv rjJVi tUM")l III Uil
firent parts of the state.
:thi w am.ut orrnei i,y clay t.Iej nif,ui-tn for this assistance
i for road iin.J basement drainag.'. j ,mi(e through the county agent,
'hi material serves 2000 acre on
f under average conditions, c
ling to noil type,
ny increase in drainage is counted
msct to the community, but at the
I rate of progress it would take
yiurs to drain the 750,000 acre
iet land in the Willamette valley
They are having riots in Cologne
and that isn't very sweet of them.
man claims he got
Don't tell the cook.
Fuel hint: You
can nave coal by
I w t t 1
Several mhos of smallpox have ap
peared in Wallowa, but It is of a mild
Tn persons were murdered In Port
land during the 12 months ending No
The population of the Oregon state
penitentiary, which last August totaled
470, has dropped to 458.
Tli-: mill of Smith brothers, 15 milei
northwest of Prlnevllle, recently de
stroyed by fire, Is being rebuilt.
Retail merchants of Coqullle have
organized a local chapter of the Ore
gon Retail Merchants association.
The Peacock mill at Freewater Is
running night and day in order to fill
flour orders from foreign countries.
There are at present In the schools
of Marlon county 14,944 pupils. This
8 an increase over laBt year of 482.
The population of the state home for
the feeble-minded at Salem has In
creased In the past year from 621 to
Thirty-four persons were killed and
1802 Injured in 14,496 traffic accidents
In Portland durinK the year ending
A course In horticulture will be In
cluded In the winter short courses
given by the Oregon Agricultural col
lego Januury 2 to March 17, 1323.
The North Bend Chamber ot Com
merce has opened a drive for an In
crease In membership and for a bud
get of $5000 to be expended In 1923.
More than 150 telephones were put
out of commission in The Dalles as a
result of the heavy snow which broke
down the drops leading to homes.
The annual report of the Coos coun
ty school superintendent shows that
cost of the public schools of Coos
county was $465,766 for the last year.
Although the number of cases of
typhoid fever In Portland this year
has largely exceeded those of 1921, the
death record from this disease shows
only one more death than in that
year. -. - wiiaiM . , . ....
The Santlam Woolen mills, employ-
i Ing 150 persons, has built an addi
tion to its plant and Is planning further
Improvements. The company's mill of
fice has been moved from Portland to
Oregon postmasters recently nom
inated by the president are as follows:
Irvln D. Pike, Grass Valley; Rode
rick A. C'hlsholm, Monroe; Otto G.
Schneider, Powers; Russell II. Sullens,
There are 3356 persons ot school
age In the Eugene schoed district, ac
cord Ing tQ the Jjjgd figures on
recent school census. This
crewse of 246 over the number enumer
It is a well-known fact that during
the war the War Risk Insurance
bureau received many thousands of
letters daily from the soldier policy
holders and persons interested. Quo
ted below are a few sentences re
ported to have been compiled from
these letters by a young lady stenog
rapher of the bureau during her idle
"Just a line to let you know that I
am a widow and four children.
"Previous to this departure we
were married to a justice of the piece.
"He was inducted to the surface.
"I have a four month baby and he
is my only support.
"I was discharged from the army
for a goitre which I was sent home
"As I needed his assistance to keep
"I am left with a child seven
months old and she is a baby and
"I received $61.00 and I am, cer
tainly provoked tonight.
"Your relationship to him Just a
mere aunt and a few cousins. And
he was my best supporter.
"I received by Insurance polici and
have since moved my postoffice.
"Kind Sir or She: I enclose lovingly
"I am his wife and only air.
"We have your letter. I am his
grandmother and his grandfather,
and he has been kept and bred up
in the house according to your in
structions. "I ain't receive no pay since my
husband has gone from nowhere.
"You ask for my allotment num
ber? I have four boys and two girls.
"Please correct my name, as I
would not go under a consume name.
"I am writing in the Y. M. C. A.
with the piano playing in my uniform.
"Please return my marriage certi
ficate, baby hasn't eaten in three
"Now, Mrs. Wilson, I need help
bad. Se if the president can't he helrj
"I need him to see after me.
"Both sides of our parents are
THE fAKMEfte STATE grm . j
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mi 4 JfFf $BB$
WHEN YOU PURCHASE
the most satisfactory and con
venient way to pay for them is by
check on the Farmers State Bank
affording safety and econ
omy. Open your Checking Account
Farmers State Bank
independence , Oregon
' "Please send me a wife's baby. I
"I have been in bed 13 years with
one doctor and I intent to try another
"You have change my little boy to
a girl. Will that make any differ
ence? " I have not received my husband's
pay and I will be forced to lead an Otherwise, She's All Right
immortal life. Simpson had been invited to the
"Please let me know if John has wedding of his friend, Tom. Arriv-
put a application for wife and child, ing at the home, Simpson was for-
"I am writing you to ask you why mally introduced to the bride whom
I have not received my elopement, he had never met. Alter tne cere-
His money was kept from him for mony, Simpson drew his friend aside.
elopement, which I never received. ' "lorn,- ne wnisperea, wnat in ine
"You have taken my man aveay to world is the matter with you? WTiy,
fight and he was the best fighter I tht woman's twice as old as you!
ever had er na'r ana teeth are false, and she's
"Now you will have to keep me or 89 ugly as a toad!"
I who in Hell will if vou don't? i "You needn't whisper, Simpson,
"My Boy has been put in charge of she's also dear."
old a platoon. Will l get
f ertma naw nnoa -Trvv HiriBlmad
l get more money:
j If you can make your socks
"My son is in Co 1 fifth Infancy.: out a tevf more ""les you win
Please tell me if he is living or dead, j
If so. what is his address? I
"I have learn that my husband is places, so Utah coal men are happy.
the constipation camp in Ger
Utah has eight feet of snow in
m tne constipation camp in
many. Washington Journal.
Enterprise classified ads pay you.
Airplanes are going so high and
so fast now it takes two men to see
0ne- J-i.i: ! .-0;
is an in-
! Select the GMFT
He Would Choose Himself
Store Open I
Until 9:00 P. M
& Mtbr3 Tobacco Co.
ated last year.
A petition has been filed at Albany
asking the division of the Harmony
school district and the creation of a
new district of the western half of the
territory. The Harmony district was
organized nearly 50 years ago.
Formal notice of appeal of the
Klamath Falls court house decision re
cently rendered by Judge Skipworth
of Lane county was served in both
cases in which the court houses and
the court house sites are involved.
"The state of Oregon sends more
students to college In proportion to its
population than any other state In the
Union," declared W. J. Kerr, president
of the Oregon Agricultural college, in
discussing American Education week.
L. Palmer, the new Baker mayor,
appointed Kd Rand, who ' for some
jtlme has been deputy United States
marshal, with hepdquarters in Port
Hand, as chief of police. Frank Me
jTolloe.i has been named for city at
' The Increase fn license fees receiv
ed by the motor vehicle division of the
secretary of state's office up to and
, Including November 30, as compared
.with the same period In 1921, amount
led to nearly $1,000,000, according to j
Sam A. Kozer, secretary oi state. I
The motor vehicle registration de-
Ipartment ot the secretary of states
office faces a serious congestion of
work at the first of the year be
cause of the tardiness with which
motor vehicle owners are sending in
their applications for new licenses.
Chief Justice George H. Burnett of
the Oregon supreme court wrote a
letter recommending Judge Charles II.
Carey of Portland for appointment to
the United States supreme court to fill
a vacancy, which, it Is said, will be
made soon by resignation. Other jus
tices of the court said they were go
lug to write similar letters.
Sales of gasoline In Oregon during
October amounted to 5,405,454,2 gal
lons, according to reports filed with
Secretary of State Kozer. The state
tax on gasoline and distillate sales for
the month amounted to $112,254.69
While gasoline sales decreased 15 per
son, as compared to the previous
(month, sales of distillate show a gain
ot more than 30 per cent.
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Prices as low as Quality Goods can be for if it comes from here he'll know it
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' Large Generous Stocks to Choose from
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Finest qualities in Silk or Cotton
Priced $1.50 t of 9.00
and BucklesThe world's finest
Belts. Priced 50c to $2.00 Sets
$1.00 to $5.00.
A Box will please him immensely,
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or driving, fleeced and silk lined.
$2.00 to $5.01
Thousands of lawn, linen and silk
nitialed or plain. Priced 10c to
HATS AND CAPS
of the quality and styles men like.
Caps, $1.75 to $3.50. Hats, $3.50
Always acceptable. These are
"Cheney's" Silk or Knit Priced,
$2.00 to $7.50
Many styles and colors. "Tom
Wye", "Thermo Knit" and others
all sir.es $2.85 to $8.00. Vests, $4
Priced 5fle to
ments at $1.00.
choose from Silk Indian
$.1.50. Rig assovt
The nonular price
interwoven's" Preferred by most
men. Lisle, silk, wool and silk.
nd woo'. Give "Him" a box
25c to $1.50 pair. ,
Cuff links, collar pins and full
dress jewelry. Belt Buckles, etc.
Priced 50c to $5.00
A gift to father or brother of
genuine usefulness. Cotton, wool
and silk and wool. Priced $1.50 to
Give yourself a Gift of a New Suit or Overcoat and
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