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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 29, 1914
Boys and Giris Industrial Clubs
School Rally' a Success
UNION HIGH SCHOOL ?
SUNDAY NIGHT GALE
The school ralley at Plainview
To the Editor.
Saturday was a great success.
Sir: This department with
BUILDING IS IN USE last
WORTH $632,830 the Dear
WAS WORST EVER
Five schools, Plainview, East View,
aid of the Oregon Agricultural
The Building is a Credit te Both the
Contractor and the Union
Last Monday Prof. Van Fleet
moved the Union High school from
the Upper church to the splendid
new High school building, the per
manent home of the same to be.
While the building iB not yet
entirely complete, as designed ;by
the plans, it is sufficiently so, for
use. The finishing touches will be
added during the long vacation,
next summer. The building is a
handsome structure and will supply
the needs of Union High School
District No. 2, for many years to
come. While the location is not
the best which could have been
selected, and will require consider
able expense to make1 the building
and grounds as comfortable and
pleasant as desired, it shows a
commendable spirit on the part of
its projectors and patrons. Sweet
Home people and those of the
immediate vicinity are alive to the
importance of educational matter^.
Lebanon Development Co. Elects Officers
At the annual meeting of, the
Lebanon Development Co., held,, last
Saturday. G. A. Waggoner was re
-elected president and N. M. New
port re-elected secretary.
During the pastyear the company
has planted a 40iacre tract to logan
berries and the remainder qf 75
acres to slover.
The tract of land being developed
is located 2 miles west of Lebanon.
I have a good stock of Electric
Light Supplies, including Lamps,
Smoothing Irons, Toasters, etc.,
on the road, to be here, in a few
days. I intend to handle every
thing in the line of electric goods
demanded by the people of this
community. I am also prepared
to wire your business room or
dwelling preparatory to the in
stallation of electric lights. ■
GEO. E. DAYTON,
Clean Whaleseme Beds.
Newly refurnished and
painted inside. Tables
are supplied with the
best the market affords
Feed barn in connection
with the Hotel.............
F. B. K napp ,
Oak View, Rock Hill and Laselle re
ceived their penants and are now'
standard schools. -The other three
which tôak part were Ash Swale,
Morgan and Sand Ridge. The latter
has received all of their stars, but
preferred to have a ralley of »their
own which will be held February
Each school had a ' good exhibit
and did well with the program) The
judges awarded places as follows;
General school exeibit, Plainview
first and Ashhwale second. Needle
work, Helen Powell of East View
first and Nina Anderson of Plain
view, second. Pastry,.yenita Black
burn of Rock Hill, first and Hazel
Anderson of Plain view, second.
Manual training work, Earl Black
burn of Rock Hill, first and George
Schur te, of Plainview, second.
Drawing, Marion Harrison of Ash
swale, first and Gertrude Newland
The speakers were Dr. Gilbert, of
the University of Oregon, who gave
an excellent address on the “Imagi
nation as a factor-iff advancemant,’,’
Prof. Harrington who discussed the
organization of agricultural arid in
dustrial clubs in schools. He'show
ed how the schools could work- bet
ter if organized efforts were put
forth. His lecture resulted in the
organization of four clubs of the
schools present. Supt. Jackson dis
cussed the standardization scheme
and presented the penants. Other
speakers, among whom were Prin.
Barker of the north Brownsville
school, Prin. Baker of Plainview:
school and chairman of Plainview
board of education. Mr. Wheeldon
boosted thé causera education ; and
the yalue of school rallies.
The feast spread by the ladies,,
and school girls at the noon hour
Supervisor Baker desires to thank
all who assisted in the rally and: in
vites the public to attend a similar
occasion at the Charity grange JhalL
eight miles south-west of Browns
ville Saturday, January 31.
P. E. BAKER ='
Supervisor Dist. 3.
$501,600 is the Valuation Placed on
the Bridges and Ferries in
Showing that Linn county owns
$501,600 worth of bridges and fer
ries and placing the total valuation
of the property of the county at
$638,830, the annual inventory re
port compiled by County Clerk
Marks and members of the county
court to the state board of account
ing has been completed.
Value' of steel span bridges in the
county is placed at $248,000. The
new wooden Howe truss bridges are
valued at $139,000; old wooden
Howe truss bridges are valued at
$25,000 arid trestle bridges are esti
mated to be worth $84,000. There
are only two ferries in the county,
according to the report, ’ one at
Harrisburg and the other at Peoria.
The forrner is valued at $400 and
the latter at $200.
- According to the report there
are 1200 miles of improved roads in
the county and 600 miles of ' unim
proved roads, and the value of the
rioads assets is placed at $30.030.
The county owns three rock quar
ries, valued at $1400. They are
Saddle Butte Quarry, three miles
east’of Shedd; Twin Butte Quarry,
four-miles southwest of Brownsville
and Knox Butte Quarry, four miles
east of Albany. Each are valued
respectively as follows: $600, $400
and $400. Valued at $3000, the
county also owns 10 gravel pits,
located in various sections of the
Buildings owned by. the county as
enumerated, in the report, are:
Court house, jail, poor farm and
buildings and pest house. Building
fixtures are valued at $630 and the
land and improvements are valued
Road working improvements own
ed by the county as given in the re
port are as follows: Engine and
roller combined, ten rock crushers,
two portable engines, 1 pile drivihg
engine, 1 mixer and engine, 12
Sweet Home Now Has An Electrician ! Fresno.scrapers, 6 dump boxes, slip
plows.and rooters, one scarifier and
Mr, L, F. Newton, an,accomplish four pumps;
ed electrician, has established an
electrical supply ' house in ■ the
Slavens building in orir town. It is
a branch. of the Newton Electrical . Sweet Home, Ore., Jan. 24,1914.
Supply Co. of Albany and carries
Hereby the board of directors of
all kinds of electrical supplies, j
Union High School, District No. 2
Mr. Newton thoroughly unaer- of Linn county, Oregon, calls for
starids electric wiring and will wire- sealed bids mailed or handed to the
youi?‘dwelling or business establish clerk before February 15. 1914.
ment in a safe and first-class ffian-. , ¡ -We- want 40 ricks of good sound
ner. He is, also, willing to give fir wood, 24 inches long, split to
you any instruction concerning ¡the suitable size to be used in box stove
management - of lights or motors now in use in the school room. To
within his power, free of cost. He be, c.ut any.time before Mav 15, and
works on ,a live-and-let-livé basis to be hauled between August 1 and
and aims to give full value in the September 1. 1914, and ricked up
goods he sells or the work he does. in the southwest corner of school
Now that we are to have electric house basement.
juice in our town in a short time, it' The board of directors reserve
will be to the interest of our citizens the right to accept or reject any
to consult him when installing lights bid or bids as they may see fit.
in their stores or dwellings.
. S. V. Barr, Chairman.
S. R. Nothinger, Clerk.
College has planned to organize in
every school district a boys’ and
girls’ industrial club. We are now A Fifty-Mile Wind Reached Most All Sec
publishing a bulletin giving full de
tions of the Northwest Last
tail of the plan, and should take
pleasure in sending you a copy as
soon as it is off the press.
Each club is expected to take up
Press reports show that the gale
one or more of the projects named
below, the choice of the project de of last Sunday night was about the
pending upon the work which is of most severe that has ever visited
greatest interest to the community the Northwest. Injury to several
in which the club is organized. The people is reported, resulting from
following are the Industrjal Club the gale also losSes-of stock because
projects suggested by this depart of the wrecking of barns.
No damage is reported in the
ment for this year:
1. Boys Corn Growing contest. Sweet Home country, other than
2. Boys Potato Growing contest. the felling of timber, and the put
ting of telephone lines out of com
3. Girls Canning contest.
4. Girls Cooking and Baking con mission.
Baker county reports her court
5. Boys and Girls Poultry con house and a factory damaged, a
house lifted from its foundation on
6. Girls Sewing contest.
one lot and placed upon another lot,
7. Boys Pig Feeding contest.
etc. Benton county’s drawbridge
8. Bovs and Girls Gardening at Coryallis was blown open, win
dows broken, screens blown away
9. Dairy Herd and Management and chimneys blown down. At
10. Manual Arts contest.
Salem trees were uprooted and
The Agricultural college has pro broken off, window panes shattered,
missed to assist us further in pre roofs torn from buildings, etc.
paring bulletins giving expert advice
Albany reports two small sheds
to the children as how to best pro/ blown down and telephone lines
duce the. different things named in generally out. of commission. Sev
these projects, such aS bulletins on eral buildings in Harrisburg were
potato growing, etc. These will be shifted from their foundations and
distributed through the clubs, and and one, barn was wrecked.. Leb
will be of value to parents as well anon had a building shifted frpm the
as to the children. The work of foundation and placed partly in. the
organizing the clubs will fall large street. The water tower at Junct
ly upon the county school superin ion was blown down, which caused
tendents working through the teach the public schools to close, as they
ers. The University of. Oregon, were heated by hot water.
the Oregon Agricultural College,
and the Oregon Normal School have
When the writer was in Lebanon
promised to send out men., in addi
last Saturbay, he visited the new
tion to. the field workers from this
Reves-Clark Department store. The
office to help the superintendents in
building is the last word in modern
up-to-date store construction, hav
The State Fair Board has appro
ing splendid light, heat, etc. and
priated to this department $1000 to
the shelves and counters were filled
be distributed among the boys and
with what appeared to be an un
girls as prizes at. the State Fair.
usually large stock of goods.
The Board has also promised Us
$500 to be used to entertain two
boys from each county for . the
whole week of the Fair. The. boys'
will be under the most careful
supervision and will make a study
of every department of the Fair,
including especially the poultry and
the stock judging. In addition to
this we expect to send the ten
S hi Money On Rubber
children who stand highest in the
state contest to the Panama ex
When yon buy “Ball-Band**
Footwear you buy so many daysf
position at San Francisco. ■
of dry, warm feet. “Ball-Band’*.,
Personally I feel that, the great
gives more days’ wear than. J
success which the children’s Indus-'
It makes satisfied cus
trial work has had in .this state is
| we recommend '
due to a great extent to the en
couragement which has been given
to the movement by the press of 1
Oregon. All of us will appreciate
most sincerely youi’ continued sup
port in helping to organize this
work, and thus make the work of
our public schools more practicál i A CL 11
and efficient. I shall send you from | ■ * ^CIlOll
tihie to timé copies of all bulletinsj Sweet Home
as they are published. For any
editorial support you may see fit to
give this movement, the, state, and
the county superintendents will be
J. Á. tHURCHILL '
Supt. Pub. Instructiori l