PHS football: Matt Hill

TEN YEARS AGO: Philomath High's Matt Hill tries to turn the corner on second-and-goal Friday night against Taft during the final minutes of the Warriors' 26-25 loss. (Published Oct. 6, 2007, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).


100 Years Ago


WILLARD DAY: Philomath schools and the Women's Christian Temperance Union observed Willard Day Friday by joint service in the college chapel. The grade schools furnished recitations and class songs, the high school some excellent essays and the college the musical programme. Professor Epley, of the college, conducted the devotional exercises; Miss Gross, of the department of expression, read "Frances Willard;" Professor Signs, of the high school, spoke of "Miss Willard as an Educator," and Rev. Mr. Henderson gave "A Comparison and Appreciation."

An interesting feature of the programme was "My Memories of Miss Willard," by Mrs. A.C. Black, a girlhood friend of Miss Willard. (Published Oct. 29, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).

COLLEGE: A friendly inter-class scrap now and then may be all right, but when such things result as students suffering broken legs, it's time to call a halt. This was the decision of the faculty today following an investigation of the injury of Robert Ringland, an academy senior.

Seniors of the college and the academy were having a joint social Monday night. Freshmen sought to break up the gathering and in the friendly set-to Ringland sustained a broken leg. He was carried for a quarter of a mile on an improvised stretcher. His fellow students will pay for the expenses of his enforced rest. (Published Nov. 1, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).

FIRE: Fire broke out in a store room at the rear of the Rosenbaum general store at Philomath last night about 2 o'clock but was under control before it had done more than a little damage to the main building. The store room was destroyed with its contents and the dry goods in the main store were damaged by smoke and water to some extent.

There was insurance on the stock but none on the building, which is owned by Jerry Henkle. The Rosenbaum store is located just across the street from the Philomath State Bank and is part of a block of frame buildings that was endangered. (Published Nov. 2, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

75 Years Ago


LADIES AID: The College Church Ladies Aid met last week. Committees for the year were appointed. About $85 were reported from serving lunches at sales. The balance of the church budget was paid. It was voted to furnish one room for soldiers at Camp Adair. The annual homecoming meeting will be held Nov. 15. (Published Oct. 30, 1942, in the Register-Guard, Eugene).

CLASSIFIEDS: For Rent — Three-room cottage in Philomath, two blocks north of Wren grocery. $10. Phone 8-F-11. ... For Sale — Good davenport and baby crib. Cecil Green, Philomath. (Published Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

Compiled by Brad Fuqua of the Philomath Express


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