Heavy Loss Caused By Fire At Nampa

The Partridge building on First street was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.  An explosion in the rear of the millinery store in the building caused the fire, which for a time threatened adjoining buildings.  Miss Frankie Walling, proprietress of the store, denies that there was any explosives about the place, and there is much speculation as to what caused the explosion.  Volunteers assisted the firemen and after a hard fight the flames were confined to the Partridge building.  The loss on the building is estimated at $3,000, with half that amount of insurance.  Miss Walling carried $1,000 insurance on her stock, but this will not nearly cover the loss.

Source:  Caldwell Tribune, June 26, 1914.


Will Contract His Hops for Thirty Years

John Walling, one of the pioneer farmers of Polk county, was doing Christmas shopping in the city yesterday.  Mr. Walling has a 77-acre farm of bottom land about seven miles north of the city, 40 of which is in hops and the balance is devoted to raising hay, fruit and garden truck.  In speaking of the hop situation this year Mr. Walling stated that he was willing to contract the half of his yearly production, which is approximately 65,000 pounds for at term of 30 years at 15 cents a pound.

Source:  Salem Capital Journal, December 24, 1909.

Dance To Be Given At Moose Hall In Albany

Eck Rorick’s Collegians orchestra, which played last winter, has been engaged for the winter season at the Moose hall, it was announced today. The first dance of the winter series will be Saturday night, and will be preceded from 8 o’clock to 9 o’clock by a concert at the Moore music house on First street, to be given by the Collegians.

Source: Albany Democrat, October 9, 1924.

Clerking in Fifth Street Grocery

SPRINGFIELD, Ore., Jan. 4.—W.V. Hutchinson of this city, has accepted a position as clerk in the Fifth Street grocery owned and operated by R.W. Smith. Mr. Hutchinson recently resigned his position as mail carrier on route No. 2 out of Springfield. Bruce Lansbury carried the mail Thursday morning as J.F. Hanekamp, of Eugene, who was to have taken the route, failed to appear.

Source: Eugene Morning Register, January 5, 1918.

“Are Husbands Necessary?”

The answer to that provoking inquiry, “Are Husbands Necessary?” shouldn’t be given in whiffles.

A “whiffle,” according to that picture of that name now at the McDonald, is what Mr. Cugat calls any exaggeration of Mrs. Cugat’s. And if Mrs. Cugat isn’t a “natural born” whiffler, she has certainly developed whiffling into an amusing of its (or her) own.

Based on Isabel Scott Rorick’s humorous book of sketches, which was a steady if not phenomenal best seller for more than a year, the film was known during production days by its original title, “Mr. and Mrs. Cugat.” When Xavier Cugat, the congaphile, brought suit against Paramount and won, after claiming his was the only family in the U.S. with that surname, the studio changed the show’s title to its present and perhaps more boxofficeworthy one.

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August Walling Leaves

Lincoln, April 14—August Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Walling, has gone to McCredie Springs where he is employed with George Boyd in taking out piling from the government reserve about the springs. He expects to remain there throughout the summer. This is his second season there.

Source: Salem Daily Capital Journal, April 14, 1928.

Industry Unit Taps Walling For Veep Job

Harold Walling, owner of Walling Sand & Gravel Co., Salem, was re-elected District 1 vice president vice president of Associated Oregon Industries Friday at the Portland annual meeting of the statewide employers association. Walling resides at 2475 Linden Lane.

Four other Marion County businessmen were elected as District 1 directors of AOI. They are V.O. Williams, Salem Steel & Supply, Co. Gardner Knapp of Knapp Printing; Walter C. Leth, Blue Lake Packers, Inc., and J.E. Butler of Stayton Canning.

AOI districts correspond to Oregon’s Congressional districts.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 11, 1962.

Many Farm Sales In Canyon County

Nampa, March 29.—The sale of farms in the county tributary to the city continues to feature the business of this city. Homeseekers are arriving almost daily and investigating the advantages of the surrounding country and because of the great profits in agricultural operations last year many local men are also investing in farm lands.  Yesterday, through the local real estate firm of Walling & Walling, the highly improved 30-acre farm of Kenneth Campbell, three miles southeast of town, was sold to Isaac Yoakum for $2000.

Source:  Boise Evening Capital News, March 29, 1917.