OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920.
FIFTEEN RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Forty-first Annual Commencement
the Oregon High School A
The fifteen candidates for gradua
tion from the Oregon High School on
Thursday evening last, May 13, while
not as large ni the elan ot 1018, it In
nlarge than that of last year and wan a
t memorable crcnt to the school Ills tor)',
to the splendid class nnd to the com
munity. The splendid class of brlirht
young men and women was at its best
and the large amllcnce that greeted
them at the school auditorium, nut the
class to iu highest expectancy, nor
were their anticipations unrealized.
I hey have hod a year of splendid in
struction, under a corns of strong
capable instructors, and I'rof. Ford
nnd his aids arc to be congratulated on
the work ilono by them, nnd under
their teaching they will go out with
an understanding of and a prepara
tion for the duties and opportunities
of tho hour' out of school life into
Uaccalaurate service was held Sun
day, May 9th, at tho Methodist church.
Ilson. head of tho denart
Philosophy ami Ethics of
I'ark College, Pnrkvllle, Mo., preached
the sermon. His text was, "Follow
Thou Mc." Tho keynote of his ser
mon was that the world needs, as
never before, real leaders. He pointed
out that especially In the business
world, wc need men trail of Cod. He
insisted thut members of the class
tunc their ears to hear the voice of
the Great leader, who is ever ready
nnd willing to give ever)' one Just the
guidance of which he is in need.
Tho graduating class play, "You
Can Never Tell," by llcrnard Shaw,
was given Wednesday cevning in tho
Martin Theatre, to a capacity house.
This is a pretty heavy play for -high
.schools which have a small number to
.nclcct, consequently some of the pco
plwcro not well adapted to their
arts. However, the audience seemed
1 ,&"' cnJ0V ,,m' npprcclate the play. Inez
JllKirU HUM lbUIlil .'llllll- MC.U l.-J-.v-
ially pleasing In their roll of the
twins, while Sclma Hahn, ns Mrs.
Clandon and George Tollcy as William,
the waltr- also played their parts ex
Tho home orchestra anil some mem
bers of the class entertained the audi
ence between acts.
Those In charge urc to be commend
cd for the success of a play of this
" Commencement program was given
ot the Hlghaschool auditorium. Thurs
day evenls? Mar ISthXveYf prats:
Ing musical program was' given by the
Oregon Orchestra nnd Dr. W. F. Kim
bal of St. Joseph, who was accom
panied on tho piano by Raymond Tur
ney ,of SU Joseph.
The address of the evening was de
livered by Dr. John F. CaHkey, of St.
Joseph, lie used for his subject, "Fit
ting Men for the New Era." He
pointed out to his audience the a'moal
miraculous changes which have taken
place In the lost thirty-five years, in
all phases of life, making living con
ditions so entirely different to those
of a few years ago. Further Dr. Cus
key called tho ottentlon of the grad
uates to the fact that they were most
fortunate to bo entering upon tho ac
tivities of the world at this particular
moment. No time could be moro nus
plclous, no class has had a better
chance to really do things. Tho world
needs dependable voting men and wo
men whose strongest asset is sterl
ing character based on Christianity.
Mr Ford nresented the dlDlomas,
after a short but appropriate talk, in
ivMMi ha nolnted out to tho class that.
slnco thay had ivipeared upon th
utaire at such an auspicious tint
and had taken unusual advantago or
their onnortunitics thus far, much
more was expected of them than of
those less forunatc. He appealed to
them to live auch lives that their
friends here would always bo proud
to say "He or she was graduated from
Oregon High School."
1920 Class Roll
i Inez Alkire
V Ellnora Simerly
George W. Policy
Eric G. Plerco
Maude M. Stadler
Letha M. Hicks
J. Ralph Milne
i Glenn Kurtz
Selma I. Hahn
Tuesday evening the 8th grade pre
c.ntn.l their class olay. "Mrs. Ortega
of the Poulty Yard," and waa a most
pleasing comedy, each character being
well sustained by the class members,
and much amateur talent was shown.
!rs.-.W. T. Walker gave a vocal solo,
which was enjoyed by her hearers, and
she Is ever generous with her splendid
t.i.of Tha arhnol auditorium was
filled to Its capacity. Prof. Ford pre
sented the promotion diplomas to the
following, who will begin their high
school work In September, 1920: Thel
m Louise Hodgin. Carrie Frances
im norntha Hunker. Lucille Buch
er. Maudlne Cook, Pearl Parsons,
Gladys Earhart, Carl Corwin Jjeadiey,
Jolee J. Hindo. Donald W. Bunker,
The colored school held their closing
exercises at their church Saturday
evening. There was but one graduate,
JaunetU Stlth. Tho address was de-iin.-j
w tnolr nnstor. Rev. Read.
nnd wa on excellent one. The teach
er this vear was Miss Eva Johnson,
f and she has mode good every woy ns
a teacner. .
The People Rule.
Realizing that the revenues of the
county arc not sufficient to build and
keep in tho best of repairs Its bridges
and culverts, nnd the demand con
stantly being made for new ones, oar
excellent county court, conceived uw
idea ot submitting to the voters of tho
county the nronosition to vote an ad
ditional levy of 60 cents on the $1,00
valuation for the pcroid or uiree years
and the revenue derived therefrom an
nually to be expended in euch town
ship on tho basis of taxable valuation.
A tabic showing the valuation of each
township and the amount of tax that
would be derived was carefully pie
pared by County Clerk Kunkel, which
was published gratiutlousty by every
paper in the county In order to inform
tho tax payers Just whnt amount
would be expended for this purpose in
each township annually for three
years. Those figures were:
Clny 11,6.10.633.00 $8,153.17
Hickory .... 045,716.00 4,728.58
Nodaway ... 636,655.00 3,182.78
Ferbcs i84,204.00 2.921.02
Llbcity .... 1.418,805.00 7,094.48
Ilcnton .... 2,055,327.00 10,276.61
Lewis 1,541,102.00 7,720.61
Lincoln .... V?9,084.00 2.895.42
Union 1,245 007.00 0,225.04
Mluton 619,'.I11.00 2,599.66
Forest 700,918.00 :i.r0I.T4
Hlgolow 014,076.00 U,07.'i;i8
Total ... $ 1 2,4 75,058.00 0'.VI76.32
The proposition was overwhelming
defeated by a nearly three to one
vote. Wc attribute its defeat largely
to the fact of the heavy burden of
taxntioin that is now prevailing, nnd
the discouraging conditions of the
farmer liolh ns to prices of his prod
ucts und tho labor qucstioin. We ure
today living In an age when every
thing from the crodlc to the grave Is
taxed, and the fanner as a rule voted
against the proposition.
To emphasize this point wc only
have to cite consolidated school dis
trict which I carrying a total tax
of $3.60 on the $100 valuation.
Strange as It may seem Mlnton
townshln with tho smallest valuation
and Uwi township with the third
largest valuatloin voted In rnvor oi inc
proposition. . .
Tho vote means that the people of
Holt county arc dead set against any
nrnnraltlnln that will In OnV WBV in-
crease their already heavy tux bur-
CThe vote on the proposition by
townships was as follows:
N. Ilcnton 32
r orest . . .
Forbes . .
K. 1.CWIS .
N. Union 21
UtrioaXlzget Bethany, UvWt.
'Bia; TsU tTOMT, swqwn ikw awz.
One of the most shocking accident
ever recorded in the history of our
county occurred Monday momlng,
May 7th. about U o'clock, nl tho home
of George V. Hinklc, about one mile
northeast or Forest ifJtv. whkh was
caused by the explosion of some dyna
mite which was stored In the garage
causing the death of his dear young
wiic, ami wnicn nus urougnt deep sor
row to the hearts of u large circle of
friends, for no ono who knew Hortense
Hinklc. that did not love her.
Mr. Hinklc ami wife were nrcnarlno;
to go to Forest City nnd with tholr
little two year old daughter, Ruth, had
gone Ui their rciruirc. and found the
engine of the cur was working on only
three cylinders. Mrs. Hinklc and Ruth
were In the car, nnd Mrs. Hlnkle was
cleaning' one of the coils. Realizing?
Ahat it would take some little time to
get tno car woiklng, he took his child
out and took her to the home vnnl.
some sixteen feet awuv. to let her nlav
with the little chicks, while working
on the car.
Doth Mr. Hinklc and the child were
nt the gate und he was placing her on
inc grounii nnu was in me uct or re
turning to the iruruirc when n terrific
explosion greeted his hearing.
inc force or tnc explosion was so
terrific as to Utterly destroy the ear-
nge. blowing off Its shingled roof and
hurling his dear wife, he hail left only
a minute before, out against tho
yard fence only some ten feet away.
Had the explosion nccured less than
one minute later Mr. lllnkjc would
have !x.'cn linck In the garugtf at woik
on his cur, and likely he too would
have been killed.
.Mr. Hlnkle rushed to his wife und
nicked her up, taking tier to the
house, and sho expired In his' amis.
Who could Imagine the grief of this
heurt-bruken husband. T,
When Mr. Hlnkle eft the iratairo
Heeler I'itiniarrlco wus In the KOlVgc-
i ui r. ilnlt rmintv cast n total of
.1663 and on Friday last, when the
question of taxation, something af feel
ing directly ineir pocucv u,
nir. uir. n.nt in the noils to regis
ter their approval or disapproval.
ti, ,iMtth rntl In Holt county shows
a total of onlv 9, tho smollcrt of any
n.nnih thim far ilurlnir tho n resent
year. The largest was 31 In February.
Thus far for the first four monthii
of the year the total reaches 72, the
..m.i avoi rAromru neru. iiiviv nsiv
mniM .ml two females. The. av
erage ace of the males was TiM years
ancf Df the females 36H years. jTlie
olilnst nerson to die was Nicholas Mcr
... . . ... on
rill. 01 uraig, ai ine ago o. j ,
n.. rnn,u inn. I. tho I t nfdsaths
1,U iwiiun. " ,
during tho monUi or April nerc in xioiv
and abroan: , , .
Cummins, Cora M., Chicago, April
a - r.r. -
UlarK, ueramino ni4U4i,
APDunca5n.Tn22(Dun) In St JcePh
April 17, nee 80.
Guthrie, Jas., veteran, April 5, age
Edwards, Haden, In St. Joseph April
oj . a
Fletcher, Mrs. Geo. A., Anadarko,
Okla., April 28, age 64.
Hawkins, Mrs. mormon, uu.v.uh,
Sti&&Zy. St. Joseph,
April -f, age ,
AiarKtanu, r rei, npiu ii
Money, Mrs. Clyde, Aprid 19,ag24.
McCoy. Cad In St. Joseph April 28,
Parsons unaries. Apni i
Shepard, Mrs. Minnie, April 10, age
47. , . i . ..on r.o
Sommero, uocuneu, Apni n, o u.
Thomas, Mrs. T. D., Chicago, April
10, age 68. . .
VflnV (lr A. AniirBW. Aliril d OKC Q'(
Wetzel, Fredrick, April 190 88.
Tl. First Time.
t,..i w t nni!ll of Crals has
been here this week, wntching the
court, and he has been taking every
ua.. t, m.ua over to the nark and
leaning up against a tree and tells them
with the air oi a King i
72 years old and for the first time
in nis me ne nu sin i. n
inn known as 'Vranilna." Ills daugti
tor, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Drcwes, pre
sented him with a grandson May 3.
un.il. kn Is o Democrat of tha Old
school he says that grandson Is,, ha"
and half Democrat and Republican,
but he will put In hia best llcki to
make him a run nwgea utmwtsj,
i . " 1 . ,
E. S. Cos too, oi waa
Orecon on bustnew,
A SHOCKING DEATH
Geo. V. Hlnkle, of Forest City,
Is Killed by Explosion
assisting on the car, and cvidcntlv'hai!
stepped to the gnrugi door uni was
shuveil consldciuble distance csstsldc
by the foiec of the concussion, fd he
lecclved several minor Injuries.
i no explosion is helicvol due to tte
fact that In the garage and within
some three feet of the car, was some
9 1-3 pounds of dynamite and some
caps which had been in Die garage
several weeks, in the lot wero five
sticks which had lecn laying there al
most three years, and the grease hail
run out of It. and when In this conril-
tlfljCrjc.pt rts regard It as extremely
The car also was comnlcte v demol
ished nnd all but thrco windows of the
resilience wore blown to pieces. In the
house were ncvoral thousand dollars
worth of ehoico paintings und hand
painted china, which had been care
fully nocked preparatory to house
cleaning and re-decorating; these were
uninjured. Mrs. uinkie was an art
student of some note and had many
valuable pieces of her own work.
Tho garage was built In the side of
tho hill, the roof projecting lust above
the crest; tho walls were of concrete.
Mr. Hlnkle lias tho ileen svmnathv
of us all. not only those who knew
Mm, but those who can realize me
sadness that comes in such a sudden
taking off of such a beautiful charac
ter as his dear young wifo,
Hortense Ruth, daughter of John It
and Eliza Slmnson. wus bom near Ore.
gon Sentcmber 14, 1893, and grew to
young womanhood among us, attend
ing tno Oregon school. When a mere
child she exhibited talent for art. and
she developed Into the art of painting,
f;lvrng special efforts in china paint
nc as well as landscano work., and
her walls were richly decorated in her
own work, their vaiuo being up to sev
eral thousand. She loved the beauti
ful, and made It her study to make
her homo In the truest sense the dear
est spot on earth, not for herself alone
but for her husband and child; a place
i it i. I r.I n .1 o
1I1VIIIIIK tUr MUlgUUVIB OJHI .IKIHW. WI1U
thus, all who knew Hortense loved her
for her many beautiful traits or char
She become the wife' of George V.
Hlnkle March 20, 1916, and by this
marriage two children were bom,
Ruth Elizabeth, age 2, who with the
bereaved husband survive, and a baby
bov was bora to them June 11, 1919
but (Ued October 25, 1919. Her father
died when she was a mere child and
her mother died October 28. 1916.
She hail been a member of the
Christian church from early girlhood,
and the funeral services were conduct
ed from the Forest City Christian
church by Elder Jewell Howard of
Mound City, on Wednesday, May 19th
ana me nuriai was in dcbuuiui otu'
pie Grove at Oregon.
Tha Past and Present.
VeUrans nf all American wars will
loin with Meyer Post, G. A. R., in cele
brating Memorial Day, Sunday, May
a, IViu, ana uccoruuun tay, muimaj.
May 31, In Oregon, and all veterans of
the Civil War, the Spanish-American
War and the World War, and sons oi
Veterans, will unite In observing these
days, and official orders will be found
clsewhcro In this Issue. It is to be
hoped all will answer the call. Tho
Bus ness Men's band or Oregon win
lead the procession to the cemetery,
May 31, where me ritualistic exercises
of the G. A. R. will be observed.
A committee, of ladles has been
nnmejl. which will be found In the off!
cut! orders, to assist in preparing sucn
flowers as may be furnished. If your
name is in tne list, do sure anu an
swer ror duty.
Tha ladles of the Chrysanthemum
Soeleto.wBl. have' Blooming .Plants on
sale ;ritM.. variety sum. tne lautc
part'joty tnli -wtttc Have your ower
. The May term of oer circuit court
began Monday, Judge llurnes being on
the spot ready to start the "mills of
the gods" to grinding, and ho found
Circuit Clerk Dunham. Sheriff Cmus.
er and Deputy Socman had everything
in rename, inereoy causing no de
lays. The parole cases of Earl Randall,
uen Muart and Pave Adams were
continued. The state vs. Jesse Ches
ney, charged with felonious assault,
was continued at cost or dercmlant.
. SUitc vs. J. C. Russellc, charged
from Farmers Elevator Co.. of Forest
City, who was found guilty nt the
October, 1919, term and given two
years, was refused a new trlnl.
The state vs. Carter charged with
beln nn accessor)' to embezzlement
In the above case, the defendant filed
motion for change of venue, which was
refused and the cause set for hearing
The state ilhmisseo .s case against
John King charged with keenlnir earn-
bting house. It nlso dismissed its case
nealnst All Kunkel charged with as
sault. In the case erf Crldcr vs. Crlder. the
court allowed the plaintiff, Emmn
Crider. $125 a month from April 13
nnd $.176 attorney fee.
'The Jury Is composed of the following'
Jelin Coiiehlin lllgclmv
Crrorge Judy Ilcnton
joc Loveiaoy ncninn
II. I' Thomas Ilenton
Gorire Hickman Ilcnton
Fred Carpenter Clny
Win. Hodgin Clny
Chniles Cownn ..Clay
Joe (,, Comer Forest
Ed W kes Forest
George W. Cntten Foibes
John K. Taylor .rnrhes
ii. I-. rniiswiiter Hickory
David tl.ithour Ixwis
Joshua Adotnh I .owls
hn Filer Ix-ls
, . , Nodaway
SIXTY-NINE RURAL GRADUATES
Annual Education Fete Day at llls;e-
low An inspiring Hue
cess. After a week of damn cloudy weath
er. Friilny. Moy 14. 1920. dawned
bouutlful anl clear and oh, how wel
come to everyone was the glorious
sunshine. Promptly at ten o'clock In
the beautiful little high school build.
ing belonging to consolidated District
No. 2 ot Higelow, which was packed
to Its utmost capacity, began the pio
gram which wns to mark the close of
another successful school year In our
The sweet soprano voices of the
children Joined the mature voices of
the ndulU, a most harmonious chorus,
In the patriotic singing of America,
and after the Invocatlnln pronounced
by Mrs. Jones In her revemnt ond
happy manner- everyone saleted the
flog, which was held up in front by
two little loys.
mi.. o...r,i. ..r fi.u.. ....1.. ..
'(l!J- Ullllhll VI 4 .IUVUI,, llld-ll. II
splendid address emphasizing the
M. I. Ilntson...
T. J. Nuuiimn.,
W. J. Randall..
R. I). Morris.
The first Jury case called was that
of Wilhinl P. Meyer vs. James Gar
rett. It was n suit for damage grow
ln out of the defendant ieniiltllng
his hedge to grow to such proportions
as to shade plaintiff land nml pre
vent In f him from raising crop on
some four ncrcs. The case went to
lurv that gave a verdict for the
nlmlntlff In the sum of $115.
'Alva J. Cox vs. Theodore E. Hodgtn
sras- nt suit for commission to tho
nmount of $2C0 for selling some land
Nodoway county. A ctiango of ven
ue wns grunted to Atchison county.
E. II. Hheiienbcrger vs. win. r. inn,
wo n replevin suit, it wns sent io
Atchison county nn change or venue.
Tho Jury' was excused until this
Idrn Wins Suit.
An tnteroutlnir suit wus recently de
cided In the Kansas City Court of Ap
peals In which Jno. F. Iden or me
Illir l.nke sect on was the defendant.
The title of the case was the stale
of Missouri. Ex. Rel. A. M. Tlbbcls,
nroseeutlmr nttomov vs. Jno. r. Iden.
inon nml ton in n roncreie nm tin
tha lower end of Illir Lake, below the
James Rhoades place on the advice of
the deputy game ami nsn women,
believinir It to lie for the nreservatloin
of the nsh In tho Illg lake. It was
nut In three years ago lust jqiy. ine
latter part of Juno 1919, application
was made by tho plaintiff, the state,
hu A. M Tll.liel to the countv cot'tt
nf Holt rountv to eninin the defendant
Trom Keeping up mo nam.
in fttihLnnr0 tne nciuion aiirirrii
that the dam caused the water of the
Ink to rlao In n irreat heltrht and to
back up and overflow lands of adjoin
ing owners, mereny rendering sucn
lands wet and untillahte, and causing
Irreparable Injury to me owners.
it further ai cecfl tnai me nam was
mini to nitlsanrn under tho statute
relative to "dams for mills and electric
power, and asked for a permoncni
Iniunctlon. .... ,
The rasa was first heard in our clr
cult court at the October 1919 term,
and tho defendant demurred to the pe
tition on the grounds that the State
hnrl no ooiinits nn which to maintain
such a suit for private interests; that
the statute entiled "Dams for mills
and electric power" did not nppiy in
The demurrer was sustained and tho
plaintiff annealed to the Kansas City
Court or Appeals, wnero uie wmj
heard at tho March 1920 term, and
the action of tho trial court was sua
iTiis is the first decision handed
down in a case of this character.
.Tiiflirn Mnvor and Stron of St. Jo
seph and W. E. Rlssett of Mound City
Sunday school next Sunday here In
town hut nn mnminir sermon as we
will attend the union Memorial service
at the M. E. church. Service Sunday
night at Nickell's Grove. We are get-
t nr interested in our lurwaru inure
ment and we really expect to move
forward. Our great finance drive will
be here In two weeks and we are get
ting ready for it Every service has
something of Interest. We welcome
yU' E. A. TAULI. Pastor.
Gideon Kunkel and wife, of Ana
darko, ,Okla.,. are now In St. Joseph
visiting their daughter, Dr.; i and Mrs.
W. C. Prou. Next week titer wl l
honors for .a visit with their ion. All
hart and fatally. And troaa' her' Utay
County Superintendent of Schools,
need of putting more vital energy Into
our teaching, vitaling the life of our
The lllselow hlirli school chorus dis
coursed sweet music which wns much
enjoyed; tho young people under thu
nhlo leadership of their teacher, Miss
Linglun. ouve made great improve
ment nlMg, this line.
The demonstration by the Illirelow
Sewing Club ramo next. This club is
made up or tho following young la
dles: Mary Hlnkle, Mario Hunt, Mil
drcd Walker. Jessie Wilson, Margaret
McKee, Opal Couts, Vergcne Wilson,
I ...It. LNI.- ll..M,l... Itl.l..r.n
.UllllT I, iinun, m'iuuij ... iiikiiiuiii
Janle Odell, Mary Overlay and Hazel
Connor, or these, Miiurcd walker,
Dorothy llrldgmon and l.ulcle Wilson
were choen to be the team to work
out the demonstration. Ono girl put
n patch on n large piece of cloth which
iiad been mounted on u frame so that
the work could be seen by everyone;
while Khc worked this out, talking us
she worked, the others remained
seated, patching and darning, their
work being smaller and done In tho
usual way. Then one of the others,
with u drawing on the blackboard, Il
lustrated Just how ii neat dam might
be made. Tho small darn and patch
made by tho girls at their scuts while
the larger woik was being demonstra
ted, were pussed around in the audi
ence. Needless to say tho neat work
was much admired.
Then camo the roll call of the class of
sixty-nine graduates. After filing up to
mo Pisiform tney icii in singing me
"llattlo Hymn of the Republic," which
hns lieen nur enuntv sonir for tho Past
year. Mr. I-cson of the Maryville
Teachers uoiicgc uniy auurcssea mesc
young people. At the closo of his
address each wits presented with his
diploma or certificate of promotion
which entitles him to enter any high
school in the state of Missouri. The
Chlllicothc scholarship goes to Miss
Lillian Iase or Fortcscue wnoso pa
pers made the highest average In the
Miss Hester Bunker received the
gold medal for being the champion
speller of the elementary grades In
ilntt omintv. ami with It was nresented
to her for her school for this coming
year the bcoutlful silver trophy, cup.
The other winners in the preliminary
spelling contests, Misses Muriel Wil
liams. AlObei loJVCiaay anu uoniwty
Nauman, were aworueu goiu meuais
for their fine work along this line.
Then followed tho dinner prepared
hv tho ladles of Consolidated District
No. 2, and served In the Rod Crosi
rooms. And such a dinner! It wa
tntlv n sumptuous banouetl Chicken
nil klnils of meat, ilresslncr. salads,
cakes, pies! Some one estimated that
s mowhere in me neignuornouu oi u
thousand peonle were given their din.
Tho entire afternoon was taken up
with the County Field and Track
Meet. The winners in the seven high
Kihnn1 ovonts are nn follows:
Polo vault, first place, McCoy of
Craig; second place, usoom oi uigc
low thini niAre. Nauman oi i.raiir.
Uaskct ball throw, flint place, Lucilo
Wilson of Ulgolow; second place, Jes
sla Wilson of Bleelow: third place,
Janey Odell or Blgeiow.
Kfjinnlnir nroafl lumn. Iirsi mure
MrCnv nf C.ma: second place. Peters
of Coming; third place, Nauman of
Kooning nop, step ana yum, urn
nlaea. Meuov oi uraig; second piaco,
Nauian of Craig; third place, Gaff-
444 '-yard .dash, first place, James
County School Notes.
The regular Teachers' Examination
will be held In Oregon on Friday and
Saturday, June 4 and 6. At this same
time an examination on the Reading:
Circle books will be given to those
teachers Who wish to have their cer
tificates renewed. Before having a
certificate renewed two requirements
(Section 10942 R. S. U) must bo met:
tho teacher must have attended the
Teachers' Association, and tho Read
ing Clrclo work must have been done.
The people of our county under
stand pretty well about the Boys'
School of one week at the State Fair
at Scdalla. When this school was first
established, two boys were allowed to
1 sent by each countv. Our first two
boys were Ralph Milne nnd Byron
Murray In 191IV. In 1916, Dwight
l,oucks of Gordon school district and
William Reynolds of Brush College
school district were tho fortunate,
ones. The next year, the number of
loys to go from each county was
chunged from two to one; so In 1917,
Robert Chlldcrs of Crosen Khool dis
trict were the fortunatcxzf)bgksto?y;
telct vrns Holt's representative; In
1918 it was Russell (Hick's good for
tune to go, Russell belonged to tllalr
school district anil Inst summer, Ralph
Walker of Cons. Dlst. No, 2
attended the school, You will perhaps
remember Ralph's splendid write-uo of
his trip which was published In tho
county papers last August. We oro
wondering which of Holt county's! fine
boys win get to go mis summer, a.
competitive examination will be given
nn Friday, June 4, at the Oregon High
School building. The examination will
consist of five iiuestlons In arithmetic,
five in geography and five In agricul
ture, besides writing a short essay.
The boy making the hlgcst grades will
be the one selected to make the trip.
Karli boy must be lietwccn tho ages
of thirteen and seventeen.
We want our Holt countv boy to
take this week of pleasure and In
struction at the expense of the State
Hoard or Agriculture, mat ne, as a
joung man, may In-come acquainted
with tho Stntc's wonderful resources
nod lenrn something of the best ways
to conserve and develop them, and that
ho may ratcli tho spirit of a great
people. The only expense which the
tHiy must nay is the railroad faro to
and from Sedalla.
Most of the schools closed last week
but a few are closing this week. Wo
wish all the boys ami girls of tho
county as well as their teachers a very
happy summer. In speaking of hap
piness, we would like you to think ot
It as liavid Starr jonian puis ii;
"Happiness comes from striving,' do
ing,- lovli, oehlevinii. conquering
nltrays sociiethlni,' positive and farco-
(CauHd ta Page 2)
Those Easter Rains.
The old. old savlnir that has ever been
handed down to us that "If It ruins on
Kaatnr It Is certain to rain seven con
secutive Snudays" did not go away this
year as it has ever none as a general
rule. Hut twice in the history of this
weather station has it rained seven
consecutivo Sundays Including Easter.
In in. Kastcr came on Apni sin,
nnd it rained for seven straight Sun-
' in'l8C8 Enstor came April 12, and It
rained fivo Sumlays,, but not consec
utively, theso ruins cams the 1, 4, C
nnd 7th Sundays following Easter.
Kustcr came April io, ibio, anu u
lained four straight Sundays.
1879 Easter fell on April 13, and It
rained Eustcr. then the third, fourth
and seventh Sunday following.
In 1890 tho day came on April 6,
and It rained then, the second, sixth
Tho day came March 29, 1891. with
rain followed on the third, fourth,
sixth and seventh.
In 1900 the duy came on April i,
raining on the 7th, 14th and 21st. The
Easter rain that year measured 1.22
Inches. , ,
Easter, April 4, 1920, there was rain
and rain fall April 11. 18 and 25, and
May 2, 9, and 16 making seven con
secutive Sundays for the year 1920.
that rainfall, carrying out the old
saying tha second time In the history
of the Oregon weather bureau.
(Win to the death of Milton C.
Rrumbaugh, a vacancy as cashier of
h Ponnlo's rtank at Ma It and was
caused, and on the 13th Inst, the di
rectors elected H. S. Cook, ofthe
Forme x'srEenahcg btg Dap ETTT
Farmers' Exchange Bank at Trenton,
Mn . to fill tho vacancy, and he ex
pects to enter upon his duties about
June 1. He has a wife and two daugh
ters. The Sontlnel exienas ns nearly
welcome, although his coming is a sad
one by reason of the death of a prince
Thoro u-om an even dozen stork vis-
Its in the county during the month
of April, and the visits showed par
tiality W the gins, mere mine "'"o
eirla to threo boys. The roll shows
the following births:
Andes, urover anu wue, Apni v,
Alkire, Harry and wife, April 18,
Rose, Carl and wife, April 27, girl.
Chrlsman, Chester and wife, April 2,
"cider, Rich and wife, April 24, boy.
Gullllams, Jno. nnd wife, April l
Guyer, Nold and wife, April 17,
Moedlnger, Gottlolb and wife, April
25Noerilsh, Louis and wlf 'Aril 9,
''p'rusaman,' Henry and wife, -April 13,
4 TH.U l.nl'ie '.
SBOwalttr, Rafoh saul w,-A)ftt'14. i,
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