Albany weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1912-1913, January 17, 1913, Page 7, Image 7

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lntered Home of Fred Harris
at Corner of ,First and
. Hill Streets.
j - '
4 When They Returned at 9:30
' Heard Man Up Stairs and
f Turned in Police Call.
i Continued from Saturday, January 11.
N Returning to their home at the cor
! fkcr of First and Hill streets at 9:30
last evening, Mr. and Mrs. Harris
heard footsteps on the second floor
jof their residence. Mr. Harris at once
ran to the basement door but found
it locked from the inside. He then
sent his wife to the home of a neigh
bor to turn in a police call and in
tended to guard the house until the
police arrived.
The thief concluded that it was time
Ao leave the . premises and vaulted
through the kitchen window, striking
;jhc ground ten feet below. He ran
in an easterly direction, jumping two
fences in his flight but in his haste
'left on one fence a pair of trousers
which belonged to Mr. Harris. The
"police arrived within twenty minutes
after he left the house and took up the
trail of the thief. They found imprints
of his hands and feet in the soft mud
"but these arc the only means they
have of identifying the man in the
event of his arrest. They have been
unable to locate anyone who answers
to the description given by Mr. Harris
But are working on the case today.
The thief carried off a ladies' gold
-tfratch, three rings, a diamond Elk's
pin, cuff buttons, one suit of clothes,
underwear and several dollars in
change. .
m Before leaving the house at 7:30
last night, Mrs. Harris securely lock
ed all the doors and as none of the
wmdows were pryed loose, the thief
must have gained an entrance by the
use of a pass key. Mr. Harris be
lieves that the thief was watching the
house when his wife left last evening.
-Twenty Years Ago
The new chemical engine for Rescue
Hook and Ladder Co. has arrived and
is stored in the Flinn block. It is re
ported that there will be a hitch in
the council over extending the limit
of membership to 75: Unless done,
the Democrat is informed, will keep
the engine housed.
Among the distinguished men in Al
bany today were Governor Pennoyer,
y. P. -Ready, probably the speaker of
the coming legislature, Judge Boise,
W. V. Colvig, railroad commissioner,
and S. W. Condon, district" attorney
of the second district.
The L. E. Blain Clothing Co, has
. rented the two store rooms in the
Flinn block, which will be made into
one double store, arranged in modern
style, and will be occupied by the com
pany in six weeks to two months,
their large business demanding mote
room. -
Wm. M. Hoag, Wallis Nash., Jeph
Job, and Prof. Bloss of Corvallis re
turned home last night from Portland;
where they had been to attend the
funeral of W. S. Ladd, who was presi
dent of the board of regents of "the
Oregon Agricultural College, in which
thev are interested as directors, and
otherwise. . ...
Lewis-Senders Wedding At the
Masonic temple, on Sunday evening,
January 8th, 1893, Mr. Phil-Lewis, the
pomilar merchant of Ellensburg,
Washington, and Miss Isabelle, a life
long resident of Albany, and an ac
complished young lady with a host of
friends, were united in" marriage by
Rev. Dr. Bloch of Portland. ,
Lost in the Mountains A young
man named Hewett got lost in the
mountains recently and had a narrow
escape from death.' He and another
yoijng man were gathering stray cat
tlc'for Mr. Isom of Albany who has a
placi up on the Santiam near Dutch
George's. ,
Skating Race There was a large
attendance at the skating rink last
nipht to witness the mile race. Clyde
Hill made the mile in 5:16 3-4; Grover
Hacklcman fell and did not finish;
Oscar Zeys, who won the first race,
made it in 4:57; Charles Farrell in
5:37; Roy Bcntley in 5:04; Oscar
Dannals in 4:53, winning the race.
Next Monday night it will be contin
ued, two victories being necessary to
win the skates.
Albany is destined to be the center
of a great fruit raising country, now
prune orchards particularly are being
set out all around. H. J. Moon, re
cently from Kansas, has bought 47
acrts of Rcbert McElhenny across the
river and will plant pert of it to
H. C Watson, the lawyer, returned
today from Memphis, Tenn., where
he had been to assist in prosecuting
Foster, the murderer of Mrs. Watoii'j
father, Judge Moran. As heretofore
stated, the villain wss ound guilty and
sentenced to th penitentiary for life.
United Fifty Eight Couples in
Marriage in 1912; Rev. Leech
Close Second.
With a record of fifty-eight mar
riages for the year 1912, Ex-County
Judge J. N. Duncan of this city holds
the belt for the largest number of
marriages performed during the past
three years. In 1910 Judge Duncan
performed forty-one ceremonies and
in 1911 forty-eight.
Rev. Leach, pastor of the M. E.
church of Albany, is a -close , second
to Judge Duncan, having officiated at
forty-three ceremonies in 1912 which
is more than any other pastor in the
county has performed during the same
Rev. Geselbracht performed 18, Rev.
White 11, Rev. Esson 12, and Justice
of the Peace Swan nine.
"Married Women Get Little Out
of Life," Says Maiden Who Is
101 Years of Age
' Denver, Jan. 10. Miss Mary Shear
in is the youngest old ladfy in Denver
and the oldest bachelor girl in the
world. Miss Shearin is one hundred
and one years young Christmas day,
and she celebrated the occasion at St.
Joseph's Hospital, where the centena
rian plus one is a permanent guest Of
the Good Sisters. ,
Miss Shearin has never worn glass
es, she sews and darns and mends.
She has never been sick a day in her
life; and furthermore, having lived in
a state of single blessedness for a cen
tury or more, she has never regretted
it. Miss Shearin .has been active in
the work of .the hospital since its
founding, and now, alone in the world,
she is given a home by the sisters.
Some of her epigrams are: - t
"Women are every bit as good as
men, and better.
"Always mind your own business
and you'll be young at one hundred
and one.
"Married women are overcome with
trouble; they break their backs over
the frying pan, nursing babies and
waiting on some 'good-for-nothing'
"Married women get precious little
out of life." .
Contributed by F. P. Nutting..
Eating o'ranges is liable to be like
chewing gold dust
There is a mad rush for office. In
Illinois the average is just twenty-five
for each office, big and little.
The chaplain of the House recently,
after the death of a member, in his
prayer had the following:
Swift to its close, ebbs out life's lit
tle day; .
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass
away: '
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thous who' changest not abide with
A hobo like looking fellow begged
ten cents, just, for a cup of coffee to
wsrm him uo. He looked so deplor
able he got it. A short time afterward
ne was seen aoing ine same act wiin
others. How easily we get taken in.
- When it co'mes to names the Indian
beats us all. A list of Several in the
Congressional Record reveals the fol
lowing: Bigback. Bigleg, Crazymule,
Divesbackward, Hardground, Hollow
breast. Howtingcoyote, Teeth, White
dirt, Woodenleg, Crookednose, Grass
hopper, Stronglefthand, etc.
Put a leech on the arm of an invet
erate cigarette smoker and it will soon
drop dead from the empyrheumatic
oil that permeates the body, too much
of a poison for even a leech.
Here is a neat play on words:
The secret of success is push, says-j
the button; take pains, says the win
dow; never be led,- says the pencil;
alwavs keep cool, says the ice; be up-to-date,
says the calendar; never lose
your head, says the barrel; make light
of everything, says the fire; do a driv
ing business, says the hammer.
of any sort and that you have gained
no results from other doctors, do not
give up hope until you have seen
Thi Hint Wo Chinese Medical Co.
Their roots are from the interior of
China and used by old famous special
ists for years. ' These wonderful roots
will cure Catarrh, Asthma, Lung
Trouble, Cancer, Rheumatism, Blood
Poison. Nervousness, Stomach, Liver
and Kidney Troubles. Also private
diseases of men and women. Noop
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hours 9 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Third and Broadalbin Sts.
Bell Phone ,196-J. Albany. Oitgon.
New Beginning With Thii Hud I
From Daily Issue of
Third Annual Banquet Held at
Temple Saturday Evening
.Was Huge Success.
District Attorney Hill Acted As
Toastmaster of Occasion
in Splendid Style.
The third annual banquet of the
bachelors -of Albany Lodge No. 359,
B. P. O. Elks, which was held at 9:30
o'clock Saturday evening in the din
ing hall of the Elks temple, was the
most elaborate event of its kind ever
given by the would-be benedicts and
was successful in every detail. The
banquet which, was prepared by
Charles E. Neely, steward of the Elks
Club, who is-noted far -and wide as
an expert in the culinary art, consist
ed of many courses of appetizing
foods which were greatly enjoyed by
the hungry crowd of forty who were
present at the spread. Prof. Darwin
Wood, the local pianist, played many
choice selections during the course of
the dinner and was given much ap
plause for the manner m which he
tickled the ivories. Among the crowd
that attended the banquet Saturday
evening were several poor "Henpecks"
who were required to do menial duty
at the feed while witnessing the joys of
bachlorhood which wre opce theirs.
They were j. Otto Lee, Harry B. Cus
ick, John Neely, E. H. Horsky, Wil
liam Eagles, R. C. Churchill and W.
F. Pfeiffer. Their part of the even
ing's jinks, however, were carried out
in a way which spoke much for the
training which they have received al
though Ed Horsky hasnt been in the
ranks of the benedicts long enough to
receive the high polish which the oth
ers have attained in the line of house
hold duties. Gale S. Hill, district at
torney, presided as toastmaster of the
occasion in his usual happy style and
the banquet sparkled and crackled
with' the scintillating wit and biting
repartee which prevailed.
Francis J, Devine, a charter member
of the local baches," sang his "swan
song," after regaling the members and
guests with a review of the history
of the events leading up to the estab
lishment o'f this annual gathering and
an eulogy on the brothers who had
fallen by the wayside during the past
In speaking of these ex-members,
four in number, Messrs. Ed. Horsky,
Harry Shea, Floyd E. Bogue and
Joseph Jarglevich, Frank feelingly re
ferred to them as "the brothers who
have gone on before," but evidenced
every intention o'f meeting his fate
with his customary stoicism. Devine
carries with him the best wishes of all
his whilom cronies, ai;i while he
would name no date he intimated that
he expected to qualify for attendance
at the Benedicts' turn on the "eats."
While the toastmaster was compli
menting Mr. Devine on his nerve in
thus "fessing up," Wayne Stewart,
from his honored seat at the right
of the throne, was o'verheard remark
ing to his neighbor that while he con
sidered Devine's confession worthy
of emulation he did not feel equal to
the task. Mr. Stewart also carries
with him the very best wishes from
the local boys, among whom he is as
well known as Devine.
Floyd E. Bogue, of Corvallis, indi
cated his regrets on the bottom of a
wedding announcement wherein he
was mentioned as a prominent partici
pant in the happy affair, and the sec
retary of the local organization was
instructed, after a rising vote, to con
vey to him the congratulations and
best wishes of the entire membership.
A. E. Krull, of Portland, known as
"the skinniest Elk in Portland," f.nd
his valet, George H. Stockweil, also of
rortland, both ot whom are well
known among the local boys, who
had previously sent on word of their
arrival accompanied by a " dare to
make them laugh," contributed much
to the entertainment of the evening
with well chosen remarks and a fund
of happy anecdotes.
Dr. W. H. Dale, of Harrisburg
Lodge No. 41144, responded to the
toastmaster with a few well chosen
remarks ,,on "The Brotherhood of
Man," accompanied by some timely
illustrations which were well received
by the assembled guests.
Other speakers of the evening were
H. E. Morton, A. B. Weather ford,
Walter Kline', and Jacob Leib, and it
was approaching the wee sma' hours
ere the company broke up, with many
protestations of intention to be pres
ent at the next annual affair of the
kind, not all of wheih were received
with the trust which the speakers in
tended. '
(Here might be inserted comment
on the lethargy of Albany maidens
in not usinff to better advantage the
rights and emoluments conferred on
them during a leap year, in that only
four eligible were "copped out", by
them during the past year.)
Those present were Gale S. Hill.
toastmasVer; Francis J. Devine, Bert
Crawford, C. P. Hyde, George Rolfe,
Wayne Dawson, H. E. Morton, Clyde
Dannals, James H. Curran, Glen A.
Elkins, A. B. Weather ford Frank
Barrett. Ed. -J. Barrett, Howard C.
Lee, Walter R. Bilyeu, A. Sternberg,
John Schultz, Fred E. Riet., Fran if G.
Will, Walter Kline, Harry Sthlosser,
Edwin Fortmiller, C. D. Rauch, John
Allohin, Harper Mecklin, Alfred Ab
raham, Julius Abraham, -Jacob Leib,
Ex-Champion - Lightweight of
the World Spending Day
in Hub City.
Fighter May Meet Freddre Welch
English Champion, Within
Next Few Months.
Accompanied by his wife, Ad Wol
gast, former champion lightweight
pugilist of the world, arrived in . Al
bany yesterday morning and is regis
tered at -the St. Francis hotel. ..
Wolgast is making a tour of Oregnn
in search of a large cattle ranch which
he intends to purchase in this state
and yesterday he and his wife took a
long drive through the country adja
cent to this city.
The ex-champion when interviewed
by a representative of the Democrat at
the St. Francis this morning expressed
himself as being well pleased with the
city and the rich country surrounding.
"We spent several days last week m
Med ford," said Wolgast, "and we were
certainly treated royallyi by the people
of that city.l We expect to remain in
Albany until this evening or tomorrow
morning, when we will leave for Port
land where we will spend several days
before leaving for our home in Cadil
lac, Michigan. I have some business
to transact in Chicago and will spend
a week in that city. I have received
an offer to box in New Orleans on
February 22nd, but do not know yet
whether I will accept or not, (for I
have been given a good offer to' meet
Freddie Welch, the English champion,
in London within the next few months
and I may- accept this offer."
Mr." and Mrs. Wolgast have been
spending the winter in Southern Cali
fornia, principally at Los Angeles,
where, the pugilist invested several
large sums of money in valuable real
ty holdings ' there. Ad is very opti
mistic over the future of Los Angeles
and says that a man can make money
fast in real estate there. He quoted
James J. Jeffries' as an example of the
successful speculator in real estate and
-said that the property purchased by
the ex-heavyweight champion several
years ago in Los Angeles, had in
creased in value until Jeff is today
worth easily half a million dollars.
In Portland, Wolgast will be enter
tained by Jack King and may spend a
few weeks outing in Coos and Curry
county with him.
When asked by the Democrat rep
resentative for his opinion regarding
Luther McCarty, the new champion
heavyweight pugilist of the world,
Wolgast replied: "McCarty is a good
man alright but as much as I hate to
say it, I am of the opinion that Sam
Langford can whip any white hope
this country now has."
Wolgast was recently operated on
in California for appendicitis which
has weakened him some, but he looks
healthy and strong and can undoubt
edly give a good account of himself in
the ring yet.
Members of State Legislature
Entertained on Board U. S.
Cruiser "Boston."
Major Curtis B. Winn, Captain
Frank M. Powell and Lieutenant Lc
land R. Gilbert returned home yes
terday from Portland where they at
tended the reception to the members
of the state legislature, which was
held on Saturday evening aboard the
United States cruiser "Boston" which
is anchored in the harbor at Portland.
The visitors were shown every part
of the big battleship which was one
of the first to fire a shot at Manila
Bay during the Spanish-American
war and many speeches were made
by the members of the state legisla
ture, both senators and representa
tives, and also' by the officers of the
Oregon Naval Reserves and the Ore
gon National Guard. The reception
closed with a big banquet of many
colt a is which was served in the 'din
ing toll of the vessel.
Fisher, Braden & Co.
Undertaking Parlora. 3rd and
Both Monet
VV. W. Dm-is. Chris Vandran, C. S.
Berchtoid, Dr. W. H. Dale, R. W.
Conn, all members of Albany Lodge
of Elks: V. P. Mitchell, of Tacoma,
E. D. Mowery, of Kotchurg, F. R.
Smithwick, of Cemralia, "Jack"
George H. Stockweil and Wayne
Stewart, of Portland.
Haines, of La Grande, and A. E, K:ull,
Harry Fox of Davenport, Iowa
Will See Father for First
' Time This Week.
Traveling across the United States
alone, little 12-year-old Harry Fox ar
rived in Albany yesterday atternoon
from Davenport, Iowa, and left last
evening for Tallman, where he will
make his home with his father, J. A.
Fox, a prosperous farmer living in
that vicinity, and whom he has never
When Harry was six months old,
his mother died, -and he was placed
in an orphan asylum at Davenport,
where he has spent his life. He has
been given- a good education and re
cently graduated - trom the eighth
grade of the public schools in Dav
enport. He was an exceptionally bright
looking little fellow and was neatly
dressed when he alighted from the
train at the Union station in this city
yesterday. ' '
upon his arrival here, Harry ap
proached Fred Wcstbrook. the local
expressman, and inquired which train
went to lallman.- rreu pointed out
thf train tit him AnA ficL-iw! him it Vio
'was traveling alone. He replied that
he was and stated that he was going
out to Tallman to make his home with
his father whom he had never seen.
Fred Westbrook telephoned to Tall-
man and the youngster's father was
at the train to meet him last evening
210 delegates present, coming
from Oregon and Idaho.
IS prominent speakers, among
whom were Raymond Robbins f
Chicago, and Fred B. Smith of
New York, both men of interna
tional reputation. Also interna
tional quartette.
Delegates from Albany were:
Alfred C. Schmitt, C. E. Sox,
Prof. White, D. L. Foster, C. R.
Widmer, J.y P. Bontragcr, an-J
from the College Jones, Lacey
and Achcson.
The convention is considered
the best ever held, both in at
tendance and as to the character
of the work done.
J. P. Congdon of Boise was
elected president of the conven
tion, C. E. So'x first vice-president,
and Prof. Bates second
The budget for the work of
1913 amounts to $11,507.
During the past year four con
ferences were held, attended by
6S0 different boys, also one an
nual student conference.
The number of city associa
tions is being constantly increas
ed, the latest two are Baker City
and Albany. '
There are also students asso
ciated in all the colleges in Ore
gon, also industrial associations
in numerous lurrlber camps, in
railroad work and in government
work. The aim of the association
is to develop men along the phys
ical, intclcctual and spiritual
lines; '
The association is not another
church movement, but ist con
ducted by the members o'f the
different religious denominations,
A. C. . Schmitt was elected
chairman of the state work for
the ensuing year. Judge Dietrich
of Idaho, vice-chairman, and At
torny Veazie of Portland, secre
tary; and B. Lee Paget of Port
land, treasurer. ,
Deceased Crossed PlainstoOre
gon in 1864; Funeral Services
at Palestine Tuesday. N
Mrs. Mary A. Williamson, a well
known and highly respected pioneer
resident, passed away yesterday noon,
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.
D. Prettyman, at the corner of Third
and Jefferson streets, at the afje of 80
years. The deceased leaves to mourn
her death the following children:
Mrs. W. D. Prettyman, Albany; P.
E. Williamson of Sellwood; T. B.
Williamson, W. G, Williamson and
W. A, Williamson, of North Albany;
and I). N. Williamson of Corvallis.
The deceased children arc: Jonus K.
Williamson, who died in Missouri; and
Emily C, Mary J., Jacob L., and John
W., who arc laid to rest in Norch
Benton county.
Besides the living children, Mrs.
Williamson leaves to mourn her death
one brother, Wiley Holman of this
city, and a sister in Texas, besides
manv granchildrcn and relatives in
this and other states. The husband
of the deceased, P. R. Williamson,
died at their country home three miles
northwest of this city in 1898.
The funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, January 14th, at the North
Palestine church, four miles north of
this city, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon,
conducted by Rev. D, H. Leech of the
First Methodist church of this city,
the deceased being a life-long member
of that church.
The deceased was born in Ray
county, Missouri, on January 9th,
18.13, and crossed the plains by ox
team to Oregon with her husband in
1864, settling in Polk county near Sa
lem. She moved to North Benton
county in 1868 where she resided un
til three months ago, when following
the death of her son, I. W. William
son, she came to Albany to reside
with her daughter.
The Seventh Annual Convention
Attendance Promises to
Make Record.
train'fortripto HUB CITY
Discussion of Parcel Post and
Benefits Dealer Will Be Main
Features of Programme.
The seventh annual convention of
the Oregon Retail Merchants' asso
ciation which takes place at Albany
January 22 and 23, promises to be
the largest in tneir History, a spe
cial train has been chartered by Port
land merchants to attend the meeting,
says the Oregoniun, and special cars
from La Grande, Roseburg, Medford,
Grants Pass and other cities will be
arranged for. On January 24 the del
egates will visit the Oregon Agricul
tural College at Corvallis and the mer
chants of that city. The main feature
of the sessions will be a demonstra
tion of parcel post uses.
The reception committee at Albany
are George T. Hockensmith, L. E.
Hamilton, Charles Scott, William
Eagles, F. T. Pfeiffer and ,F. J.
Fletcher. The following program will
take place:
, Wednesday, January 22.
10 a, m. Convention called to or
der by F.n J. Fletcher, Albany, Rev.
F. H. Geselbracht, Albany; address of
welcome, P. D. Gilbert, mayor of Al
bany; response, H. C. Garnett; Med
ford; address of wcdcoine, President
J. S. Van Winkle; response, J. C.
Mann, Portland; introduction of state
president, J. L. Stockton; reports;
appointment of committees.
1:30 p. m. Report of committee on
order of business; reports of local as
sociations Albany. Ashland, Astoria,
Baker, Coos, Corvallis, Cottage Grove,
Echo, Eugene, Forest Grove, Burns,
Grants Pass, Hood River, Klamath
Falls, La Grande, Lebanon, Medford,
McMinnville, Newberg, Oregon City,
Pendleton, Prineville, Portland, Rose
burg, Salem, Seaside, Springfield, The
Dalles, Tillamook, Vale, Willamina,
Vancouver, Wash. Discustons: Ad
vertising the Retail Store, led by G. E.
Tilbury, president McMinnville Pro
tective association ; System in Busi
ness, led by E. N. Warner, Medford.
Address, "The Mail Order House and
the Retail Merchant," E. B, Moore,
Corvallis; address, "Emigration as Af
fecting the Merchant," A. Hofer, sec
retary Salem Board of Trade.
8 p. m. Discussions: Value of
Private Labels, led by W. M. Green,
Eugene; Parcel Post How it will
Affect the Merchant," led by A. P.
Johnson, Corvallis; How to Conduct a
Credit Business, led by F. W. Funk,
Portland; address, "The Law and the
Merchant," W. C. Winsiow, secretary
Salem Business Men's League,
Thursday, January 23.
9 n. m. Reports of Credentials and
Auditing committees,
Discussions: Special Sales How
to Conduct Them, led by H, J. Hamil
ton, Albany; Trading Stamps vs, Cash
Discounts, C. H. Burkholder, Cottage
Grove. .
Address Modern Advertising, A. G.
Clark, ex-prcsidcnt Portland Ad. Club.
Necessity for New Legislation, led
by E. C. Benson, Rosehuig.
Address The Relation of the Col
lege to the Retail Merchant, W. J.
Kerr, president Oregon Agricultural
Afternoon session, 1:30.
Address Relation of the Consumer
to the Retailer, Edith Tozier Weather
red, special orgauuh(f representative
of Oregon Manufacturers' Associa
tion. Address The Canadian Merchant,
F. W. Welsh, president H. C. Retail
Merchants' association.
Discussion The Merchant and the
Community, led by John Collier, La
Address Confidence, the Basis of
All Trade, Willia mA. Market, man
ager Oregon Division, Shtldon
School, of Chicago.
Question Box.
Report of committee on Resolu
tions. t Miscellaneous business, election of
o'fficcrs, Selection of place for next
convention. Adjournment.
, Friday, January 24.
Excursion to the Oregon Agriciil
tural College, leaving Albany at 8:30
Major C. B. Winn of this city re
turned home yesterday morning from
Portland where he attended the recep
tion to the members of the state leg
islature which was held on board the
U. S. cruiser "Boston" on Saturday
W. D. Carman of Portland, after
spending Sunday here, went to Leba
non this morning on a short business
Mayor Gilbert and Councilman John
H. Simpson will return home this
evening from Portland where they
have been looking after business mat
ters for the city of Albany the past
few days.
t A death in Portland recalls old
tims on the Southern Pacific, that
of Morton D. Young, for many years
a passenger conductor. He retired
seventeen years ago.
Mrs. Carrie J. Driver returned yes
terdav from a trip to Portland where
he has been visiting with friends for
several days.
Roderick Macau Icy of this city spent
Sunday in Albany visiting at the home
of his parent, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Macnuley. He is a student at the
Oregon Agricultural College.