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Entered at Vernonia, Oregon,
Postoffioe as Second-Class Matter.
Lon¿-Iime Residents ot This
Section to Meet Saturday
VERNONIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1927
Reithners To Leave To
morrow on Extended trip
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reithner and
son Ralpb will leave tomorrow on
an extended trip, which will last
about two months, according to
Mr. Reithner. They will travel by
train, going to California first,
where they will stop in San Fran ■
cisco, Lus Angeles and San ioiego.
'they plan to take a short trip in
to Mexico and then cut across the
southern part of the United States
to El Paso, Texas.
Paso they will go to
Chicago, New York, Cleveland and
then to Huron, Ohio, where they
formerly lived for some time. Mr.
Reithner states that their plans
are nut definite us to Stopp and
schedules, Ralph Reithner was a
recent graduate from the Verno
nia union high school. He plans
to write letters to the Eagle from
time to time giving descriptions of
the various places they visit for
the benefit of local readers.
Miss Louise M. Kepim will man
age Reithner’s store during the ab
sence of Mr. Reithner,
Vernonia Girls Become
Brides in Double Wedding
Will Play Sunday
Statement is Mad« That The Team Caravan Will Start From Imperial
Will Play Thi* Summer Withost
Hotel in Portland nt 9:30 This
Solicitation of Contributions.
Morning; Sea Columbia Herds.
have stirred up enough interest
among local players to again, or-
team, which will play
the first game of the season Sun
day against the Oregon-American
Giants. The new team will be
Are Invited To At-
known as the Vernonia All-Stars.
tend Annuel Get-together To
It was particularly stressed
Lewis Laird, manager, that
Renew Old Acquaintance,.
team thi* year would ask po do-
nations from local I merchants aiid
others to pay the players, They
The annual pioneers reunion for
will rely upon gate receipt« alone
this section of Oregon is scheduled
for -Saturday, June 11, and will
Hearty cooperation of local base-
foe held in the gymnasium of the
ball fans is asked here for Sun-
Biykenfeld school, Festivities will
day, when the game between Ver-
start at 10 o’clock in the mum ing.
popip teams will be played on the
Folks* Will remain for dinner and
a program in the afternoon.
D. W. Freeman says, “A public Dr. Lara way Take»
It is expected that the lineup
invitation is extended and we trust
Special Training Sunday will be composed of Mc-
that a social good time will be
Gregor, Kotula, Nance, Drorbaugh,
Word has been received from Taylor, Hollyfield, Thomas, Graven
had, which will serve to perpetu
ate the memory of the old pion Andalusiak, Ala., that Dr. T. W. and Smith.
eers who opened up the dismal Laraway, formerly city health of
wilderness and made it habitable ficer of Vernonia, is taking Dr.
A. E. Keller’s place as health of Final Examinations For
to an appreciative posterity.”
ficer of Covington county during
Eighth Grade Start Today
Many members of the original
Dr. Keller’s absence of a few days.
association have passed away, but
The final examinations for the
Dr. and Mrs. Laraway have baen eighth grade will be held today
it is estimated that about 80 sur
vive, and efforts are being made at Montgomery, Ala., since May 1 and tomorrow in thf yarioiu dis
to have many of these as possible where Dr, Laraway has been work tricts of the county, with the pro
ing with the International Health gram as follows:
attend this meeting.
board under the Rockefeller foun
Thursday morning: Arithmetic
dation. They left Portland April
Grade School Teachers
16 on the Admiral Schley, stopping writing, Oregon history,
Selected For Next Year at San Francisco one day, and Los Thursday afternoon: History
The school board of district 47 Angeles three days, to visit frlendB
Friday morning: Physiology, Ian
has announced that although a few
of the teachers' have not yet signed New Orleans via Southern Pacific
Friday afternoon: Geography, civ
contracts for next year, they be and stopped for a short visit, reach-
il government, reading.
lieve the personnel will include the ing Montgomery May 1.
About July 1 they expect to
Principal 0. A. Anderson, Mrs. return to Oregon by boat, com College Poultry Farm
Elsa Knowles, Mrs. Alta Nell, Ed ing through the Panama canal, «nd
Gives Hatchery Figures
win Condit, Mrs. Mabie Graves, will probably be located at Reie-
Hatching result« obtained, in the
Miss Alice Eaton, Mrs. Mabel Nic
hol, Mrs. Helen Austin, Miss Len- Surprise Party on Anniversary. 1927 «eason, by the poultry de
prs Kizer, Mrs. Ethel Ray, Miss
A surprise party was held In partment of the Oregon agrlcul-
Pearl Krause, Miss Gladys Jory, honor of Mr. and Mrs. RobL Spen tural college at the experimental
Mrs. Pearl Wilkerson, Miss Bessie cer on the occasion of their 15th farm are as follows:
McDonald, Miss Ruth Taylor and wedding anniversary Sunday by
From 2529 barred Plymouth rock
Miss Beatrice Anderson. The last relatives and friends, A pot luck eggs incubated 1374 good chicks
three will be new instructors.
dinner was served under the beau- were obtained, or 58.2 par cent
tiful maple trees at the Spencer of all eggs set. Fertility was 87.7
per cent, dead germs 8.1, cripples
j Headlight 1* Dangerous
1.2, dead in the shell 14.2.
“The most dangerous situation
From 2281 white leghorn eggs
facing the motorist today is the re-married in a most pleasing man
glaring headlight and spotlight" ner by Reverend Plumer of the incubated 1478 good chicks were ob
said A. E. Shearer of the Oregon Evangelical church. Those present tained or 66.2 per cent of all oggs
State Motor association. “Visitors were: Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Lindsay set. Fertility was 91.8 per cent,
from all coast states comment up and family, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield dead germs 8.1, cripple 1.2, dead
on the dangerous condition attend Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. P. in the shell 15.8.
O. Mellinger and family, Mr. and
These figures do not in any
ing night driving in Oregon.
“The last two sessions of the Mrs. E. S. Thompson and family, sense constitute a record, says F.
legislature have attempted to cor- Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Reese and fam L. Knowlton, poultry husbandman
rect this evil and the second ef- ily, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Webb and at th« college farm, but they are
fort became a law only a few family, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Mowe considered satisfactory for pedigree
and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. hatching.
Every chick was individually pedi
“’Hiere was a decided difference Cameron and family, Mr. and Mrs.
pf opinion as to the advisability R. C. Stanton and family, Mr. and greed and many interested family
and efficiency of the law as passed Mrs. C. S. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. and individual characters were re
by the 1925 session and as a con W. A. Hodge, Mrs. Ella OConnor, vealed. From a pen of barred rocks
sequence it was not enforced and Mrs. L. Rogers, Mrs. Gladys Mor of two old hens and 13 of their
motorists disregarded it. The law ton, Mrs. M. J. John, Mrs. A. R. 2-year-old daughters 282 eggs were
as passed by the last legislature Stanton, Mrs. Treharne, Miss Em incubated and 322 good ehicks hat
is one on which all authorities erald John, Mrs. Sarah Spencer, ched, or 78.7 per cent. This re
and sult, Mr. Knowlton believes indi
agreed and it is highly desirable Rev. G. W. Plumer, and Mr.
cate« that the two old hens, which
that this law be enforced by all Mrs. A- M. Stratton.
showed good hatchability previously
law enforcement agencies.
Mri and Mrs. A. D. Moe of
“Night driving in Oregon has Hood River, who have recently re- have passed that charaeter on to
been given a bad name in neigh- turned from a 10,000-mile auto their daughters, as it was hoped
boring states but if the present mobile tour of the United States, they would.
From five white leghorns and
law is enforced, this condition in which one month was spent In
should rapidly be remedied.
Florida, were accompained by their eight barred rocks a 100 per cent
son R. W. Moe of Hood River hatch was obtained. From 14 white
Mr,. Watt,’ Mother Pa„e,
and John Humfeld Jr. of Parkdale leghorns and 11 barred rocks a
on a week-end visit with their son 90 per cent or better hatch was
Mrs. C. R. Watts was called to Mark E. Moe, and Mrs. Moe. Mr. obtained from all eggs act.
McMinnville last Friday on ac- Humfeld is a brother of Mrs. Moe.
All of the chicks hatched were
produced in the poultry depart
count of the serious illness of her
mother, Mrs. H. K. Nissen who I R. M. Aldrich left yesterday for ment’s main breeding experiment,
arrival ’ ’ Spokane, Wash., to itiunJ
passed away soon after
sttend a a meet- to increase the profitable laying
Mrs. Nissen was a mother to Wil- ing of the Pacific Northwest Advis- age of the hen to four or more
liain and Christina Nissen who are ’ ory board, which is composed of years. To attain this rigid culling
well known in this community. The railroad representatives and ship of the flock is practiced for egg
people of Vernonia extend their pers. At their meeting today they record as well as hatchibiiity and
sympathy to these families who will discuss shipping problems. Mr. weight of the eggs, and the weight
have losf such a devoted and Aldrich stated that this is the firsí and broodiness of the fowl. All
of these meetings he has been able breeding hens. whose eggs did not
hatch 50 per cent of all eggs set
during the season have been culled.
The chicks that did hatch from
In an announcement of a mar- these birds are also to be culled
Ashland, Ore., May 27.—Paul
Robinson has sold the Ashland Am riage in last week's Eagle the out because the department does
Evelyn not desire to continue blood of
erican to C. J. Reed. Mr. Robinson names
was formerly editor of the Verno Dübendorf became the bride of hens whose eggs will not give
He takes possession Leland Thompson.
at least a 50 per cent hatch.
Mr. Robinson will
Teddy Leavitt, his wife and chil
enter the-newspaper business else dren and his father «nd mother
where soon. Mr. Reed intends to surprised the congregation at the
Josephine Corey, daughter of
make extensive improvement* in Christian church Sunday by ap Mr. and Mrs. A. Corey, and Joe
pearing just as the services were Elias, who has lived in Vernonia
begun. Rev. O. L. Curtis would a short time, surprised their many
Ober* t-Hof f man.
Mies Pauline Obenrt and Henry not allow him to be a spectator but friends here thia week by announc
Hoffman were married at Vancou prevailed upon him to deliver the ing that they were married in Van
couver, Wash., Saturday.
ver, Wash., June 7.
Birkenfeld Is Designated
VOLUME 5, NO. 44.
Guernsey breeders and enthusi
asts of Columbia county have been
specially invited to join with the
Guernsey breeders of Clatsop coun
ty in the “Guernsey Gaieties” the
three-day tour in the lower Col
umbia section on June 9, 10, 11.
Columbia county breeders will
join the tour as it passes through
Columbia county, the morning ■ of
June 9. The caravap will leave the
Imperial hotel at 9:30 In the morn
ing. Lunch will be served at the
T. J. Graham farm near Marsh-
land at 1 o'clock.
The caravan will arrive in As
toria in time to enjoy a salmon
feed given by the Astoria Cham-
her of Commerce at 7:
The second day will be spent
visiting th* Guernsey herd* in Clat
sop county. It will hegln with a
visit to the John Jacob Astor ex
periment station and end with a
clam bake at Seaside. Noon lun
cheon will be served by the wives
of Clatsop county dairymen at the
Natal grange on the Lewis and
The third day will be spent on
a trip across the Columbia river
to visit the Guernsey herds of
Pacific comity, Washington. At
nooh the caravan will be the guests
of A. L- Gile of Chinook.
Charles S. Keith is
Against Income Tax
On June 5, at the home of the
brides’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Rosa of Schofield, occurred the
marriage of James W. Fest to Miss
lara W. Rosa and B. W. Barton to
Miss Wilma S. Rosa. The ceremo
was performed by Rev. R. M.
Hood at 2 p.m. The bridesmaids
were Mieses Erma Brady and Nel
lie McNew, and the groomsmen
were Carl Thompson and M. Ski-
The house was beautifully deco
rated with sweet peas and roses
and the brides carried bouquets of
rose buds. After the ceremony a
delightful luncheon was served, af
ter which the young couple* de
parted to their future home*.
Mr. and Mrs. Barton will make
their home at Norton, Ore., and
Mr. and Mrs. Fest will reside at
The many friend* of
both couples joined in wishing
them many happy and prosperous
Those who attended the
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brady, Mr.
and Mrs. Kqewt Haney, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Whitaker and son, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Miskininus, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Aglesby, Mr. and Mrs.
Brady and childrem, Mr. and
J. R. McNew and children,
and Mrs. Wm. L. Duren and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bor
ton and son, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wyn-
core. Misses Erma Brady, Nellie
McNew, Gertrude Whitaker, Leone
Boggis, Hattie Sandy, Katherine
MiskiminB, Katherine Wyncore, Ma
rie Jabluuski and Lillian Waddle.
Mrs. Chai. Sandy, Mrs. Geo. H.
Duren, J. Cramer. D. Miskimins,
H. Miakimlns, M. Skene, C. A.
Thompson, Earl C. Oglesby, Frank
Sandy, Carlos Wymore, J. Graham,
A. R. Cramar, J. Fest, P. Fest end
Folowing is an extract from a
letter to the Oregon Voter from
Charles S. Keith, President of Cen Evangelists Start Series
tral Coal & Coke Co., of Kansas
of Bible Lectures Here
City, the company which built and
K. Fish, evangelist, will be
is operating the huge mill at Ver
nonia. In his letter Mr. Keith says: assisted by R. M. Gardner, song
leader and boy preacher, in a
the early stages series of Bible lectures here, which
of developing our investment in
started yesterday. A large tent has
Oregon In 1923 when we were told
been erected at the corner of
that the state legislature bad adopt
First and Maple streets, next to
ed an income tax. We were assur
rr . —
ed that public opinion was so favor
will be held every evening for
able to industrial development that
the next six weeks.
the bill would be rejected at the
polls, and went ahead with our
Phelps Buys Nehalem Hotel.
development, but the people rati
H. G. Phelps, who has been op
fied the measure at a special elec crating the Vernonia hotel for tile
tion by a small majority of a, past year, purchased the Nehalem
small vote. This discouraged us, hotel thia week from Mrs. Ryan
but we were in so deep we could iind will run a dining room there
not withdraw, although we regretted in connection with the added hotel
we had not bought timber outside apace.
of a state resorting to the policy
Mr. Phelps states that the din-
of laying a local tax on incomes Ing room in the Vernonia hotel
in addition to the federal tax. How had become too small to handle
ever, partly aa a result of our ths patronage, and with the added
discouragement we are told, a re facilities he now expects to ac
peal bill was initiated, and the commodate those desiring to eat
people of the state, at a general at either place.
election when a full vote turned
out, rejected the tax. We felt Mount Hood Loop Open Friday
The Oregon State Motor associa
this was to be regarded as a Teal
expression of matured public opin tion advises that the Mount Hood
ion, and by that vote we were loop road will be open about June
encouraged to make further invest 10. The highway department have
ments in Oregon. Our opinion had a rotary plow at work for
seemed to be confirmed by the the past week and ths road is now
general election two years later, clean almost to White Rim. The
that of November, 1926, when two above date was set by the high-
income tax bills were rejected by way department as the probable
the people by substantial majori date on which this road will be
ties, thia adverse vote carrying with completed.
it the defeat of the state officer
whose chief issue was champion ger is into a Washington corpora
ship of the income tax. Imagine tion with its headquarters offices
our surprise when we were inform in Washington, or into an Oregon
ed that the new administration and corporation with its headquarters
new legislature reversed these ex in Oregon. It might be regarded
pressions ef the people of the state by the people of Oregon as msking
and enacted another state income some difference to them, not only
in procuring for their own state
the residence of the officials and
"It is not our proper function clerical help of a headquarters of
as outsiders to assume to influence fice, but in the prestige of having
an Oregon election. It may be re such an important headquarters lo
garded as our duty, as outsiders cated within their state. It is only
who already have been tempted fair to the people of Oregon to
into making large investments in direct their attention to the fact
Oregon and perhaps might be ex and to the effect of an income tax
pected to make further investments, in thia state proving a factor in
to direct the attention of the diverting the lumber merger head
thoughtful people of Oregon to the quarters from the state. A. state
fact that as outsiders we would income tax is an added charge which
have hesitated a long time before would have to be carried in this
making our original investment had state and would not have to be
we suspected the danger of this carried in any other Pacific Coast
state resorting to this method of state.
taxation. The fact that a state has
"It may be argued that an in
an income tax easily might be the come tax will reduce property tax.
determination factor in diverting • Our experience and observation is
project like our own, and diverting it is only an added burden.”
further expansion, away from the
When you serve raisins with a
“In the pending lumber merger, dry cereal for breakfast, use *he
the fact of income tax in Oregon seedless raisins. Wash them and
of necessity must be taken into put them in Che oven a few min
consideration. It might result in utes to dry off and soften. Crisp
defeating . our aim. It probably ths cereal in the oven and let
makes little difference to the in each person add the raisins as he
dustry as a whole whether the mer- I wishes to his dish of cereal.
O*iier Claims $2 Hate on Each
Aaarlment is Excessive
ing Complaints Fills Two-Hour
A I heated argument between the
city attorney and an apartment
house ■ owner of the new water
ordinance recently passed by tbe
city council requiring each apart
ment in an apartment house to
pay the minimum rate for water
the same as any residence ended
by nothing being done except the
warning that the water superin-
tendent would turn off the wa
ter in any case where it is not
paid in accordance with the pro-
visions of the ordinance.
Where the owner of an apart-
ment house does not have separate
water connections for each apai t-
ment, then the total bill for the
outlet must be paid by one per-
son. The owner claimed that an
apartment house did not use water
in the same proportions that the
average private residence did. He
contended further that an apart
ment house should be on a com
mercial rate the same as a hotel.
Figures introduced by the water
clerk, however, showed that an
apartment house docs average
about the same as a private «st
dense for each apartment, and
that a hotel falls far below that
amount per room.
The owner threatened a law suit
to force the city to change the
ordinance. The city attorney stat-
ed that such action was welcome,
and he was backed up by the city
council who stated that if the
ordinance could be improved they
would be glad to do so.
Dr. R. I. Hall reported that he
had examined the city dump
ground, and that refuse was being
deposited on private property. He
stated that it is possible to con
struct a roadway into the dump at
a small cost, so that persons dum
ping trash there could deposit it
in the proper place.
Dr. Hall also asked permission
to build a two-room addition to
the building he is occupying, which
would be of frame structure. He
stated that he had bought the lot
formerly owned by Mr. Sessman
and wished to enlarge his quarters.
The council refused to allow the
addition, on the ground that it Is
contrary to a city ordinance. Dr.
Hail later asked if it would be
permissible to move the present
■mall structure on the lot to the
rear and construct a fireproof build
ing in front. He was given permiss
ion to do this.
The usual monthly bills were
discussed and ^approved by the
council. The next meeting of the
council will be held Monday, June
20. The first meeting in July fall
ing on a holiday, the session will
be held July 5.
Being Held in St Helens
The state teachers’ examinations,
which started yesterday morning
in St. Helens, will continue the
rest of the week as follows:
Thursday forenoon : Arithmetic,
history of education, physiology,
methods in geography, mechanical
drawing, domestic art, course of
study for domestic art.
Thursday afternoon: Grammar,
geography, stenography, Amerif >n
literature, physics, typewriting, me-
thods in language, thesis for pro-
Friday forenoon: Theory and
practice, orthography, physical gio-
graphy, English literature, chemis
Friday afternoon: School law,
geology, algebra, civil government
Saturday afternoon: generai his-
Mrs. Julia McNutt and son of
Forest Grove, Mrs. Rosa Keasey
and son and daughter of Roseburg,
and Mr. and Mrs. J. Hemman and
family of Portland visited relatives
in Vernonia last Sunday.