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THE POLK COUNTY POST
Over the Sun
SERVICE LIST NEXT WEEK
- The Post will publish its list j
of boys in the service in one of j
its issues of next week. There j
•is yet time to add the names of
any whom relatives or friends
of the soldiers or sailors think
we may not have on the list.
may be a few left off
VIRGINIA SOUTHERN GIVES DE but There
it will be unintentional on
our part. We have made every
SCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS
effort to get them all.
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, MARCH 26, 1918.
The Polk County
Post Makes Its Debut
The subscription price of the
Post will be $1.50 a year which
will include both Tuesday and
Friday issues. This $1.50 must
be puid in advance in ull cases
and there will be no free sub
scriptions for anyone. Then
each and every suliscrip(iou will
be stopped at the expiration of
the time it is j*aid for.
If you have already subscribe!
or somebody bus subscribed
you, the date of expiration
follow your name on this
of the Post. If there is m
after your name it in dica^l that
you are l'eci^ving a s.wu^e copy
only. S o m ew b p are not sub
scribes will be s|b t the Friday
issuqf but after thaj no one will
receive the Post uq ress it is paid
Foil the befllRt of tl| who
may hnd it impossibl
our o m c within a
we h a \\ inserted
out and Kin
or seating it j
in you cun wtcei' th e paper un- j
til it is convelligli ’o r vou to call |
and puy *'>r it.
of War Is
Today, Tuesday, March 2G, 1918, The Polk County Post
GERMANS ARE MAKING
begins publication. It will be issued on Tuesdays and
Fridays, twice a week, a worthy representative of the
SUPREME EFFORT TO WIN
interests of Independence and this section 'of Polk
county. Independence has needed a newspaper of this
kind for a number of years so it can stand among its sis
slice of bread a day. I’ve got* a ter
INTERESTING STORY sackful
cities of the state and be counted. The intellectual
saved up and I thought I’d
TRY TO BREAK
standing of a town is rated in recent
OF SUNNY SOUTH Angeles the country is so thickly years commercial
HE BRITISH LINE
by its newspaper or newspapers. A poor newspa
settled between towns that it is dif per in a town does more to injure that town than a bevy
ficult to determine where the town of unProgressive merchants. Independence is entitled to
The Suuth Is a Vast Military ends
Civilization Stands in Waiting
and the country begins. This
region of small farms seems to have and deserves a paper they need not be ashamed of when
Camp and the Ham of Pros
For News of This Mightest
taken the reproach of loneliness among strangers. The future will show that they will
perity is Everywhere.
from rural life. The coastal region never have to apologize for the Post
south of Los Angeles is one vast Clyde T. Ecker will be the editor of the Post and for
garden spot, bordered on one side the benefit of recent arrivals in this section, we
Dear Folks at Home:—As I left by towering mountain peaks and will
The greatest battle of the world's
say that he has been managing editor, editorial writ
Salem I know you thought I was on the other by broad smooth
is now going on and the en
in terribly bad with that Pullman beaches. Not far out of Los An er, paragrapher, sporting editor and dramatic critic on a
tire world is standing in its tracks
colored porter, after I said I’d learn geles the city of Pomona impressed number of the leading daily newspapers of the country.
awaiting the results.
some new “nigger" stories to tell me as being very beautiful. It is J. F. Currie, who owns a half interest in the Post, serv
vou when I came home, and so named and famed for its fruit. It ed many years in the newspaper vineyard of North Da
The Huns are attempting to break
I was, for as he took my baggage is surrounded for miles by orchards kota very creditably and successfully. Coupled with his
the Western front of the Allies
to my berth he spoke as if he had of oranges and lemons, figs, al
attacked at a point occu
“refrigerated” every word with ten monds and walnuts. A young lady natural talents for newspaper work, he is an expert ¡mut MEETING TO PROMOTE
British army. While
cents’ worth of ice; but as soon as who had the berth across the aisle er, equal to any in the state.
“WAR GARDEN” IS HELD the British have been forced back
I could get to my purse I gave him from me lived in Pomona. Her Then, Virginia Southern will be with us. As a
a coin and then his inflections father owned a large orange or
in many places, the line has not
writer and critic of dramatics, she has always had In the interest of “w ar gardens,” been
changed considerably, for you know chard and she gave me some of society
broken. Thousands have been
a meeting was held at the Isis
that means everything to them and the delicious fruit which hail been first place wherever she has engaged in her self-chosen Theatre
Ally guns tear the “massed
1 wouldn’t think of taking a trip gathered that morning. She spoke and beloved work.
attacks of the enemy
without a few extras for the "nig Spanish fluently and was going to Then there will be a dozen or more others to assist and League and one who takes great
gers." And the old rain stick I New York to be a censor of Span each and every one of them is very enthusiastic. They ment, was delegated to take the in but by sheer force of numbers they
took, I promised him would be his ish letters. We became good friends will make a very creditable showing.
itiative in forming an organization come
if it were not raining when I got and I hope to see her again.
is up on his toes
The Post appear s a month behind its schedule be to promote und encourage the “rooting” American
to San Francisco. It wasn’t and I As we came though the famous
left it on the train for him, so when Imperial Valley many places of in cause of the non-arrival of its materials and presses and sible. At the meeting much inter feat of the Huns. It and
Urn on that train again I shall ex terest were passed. The deep fer this issue is printed upon the Observer press at Dallas.
was taken by those present and generally considered that it is
pect special service. The next day, tile soil and the warm sunshine Outside of a few miscellaneous articles, the Post will be a est committee
appointed to stim Germany’s last effort. If the West
Sunday, dawned bright and clear make it possible to raise almost any new and will be one of the most complete and modern ulate interest was
and arouse people to line
and as I had been over that section kind of agricultural product. Most newspaper
offices in the state. It will be equipped to do "do their bit" in the way of garden end. holds, it • is the beginning of the
of Oregon before in the night every of the land is below sea level and
minute of travel in our dear old is irrigated dy water brought from all kinds of printing and there is no excuse for any job of making.
scenic state furnished an eye feast the Colorado River. At Salton class being sent to Portland. The Post can do it and do it
ROAD MAKING EQUIPMENT
not to be excelled any place. Many Sea, which came from an overflow cheaper. There is one grade of work we cannot do and
BOUGHT BY COUNTY COURT
changes were noticeable as soon of the Colorado River in 1900, the that is the smeary mis-spelled, grawky, broken type
JACK LONDON STORIES
as we had passed into California. water is now 0-4 feet deep and the peiees of printing one sees quite frequently. If you want
Dallas, Or.—A big new three ton
One thing I must mention; a com S. P. tracks have been moved sev
The Post ha? arranged for the auto truck arrived in Dallas this
missioned man from Portland, who eral times on account of this over that kind of work done, of which the average, pe^on is
publication of several of Jack week from Portland, purchased by
hadn't yet got his uniform, had flow. In many places the tops of ashamed, you will have to go elsewhere.
charge of about ten men who he the telegraph poles can just be The Post has an Intertype typesetting machine which London’s stories. Each will be the Polk County Court for road
was taking to Vallejo Junction to seen. Unless there is another ov one of the best of its kind. It has many recent improve begun on Tuesday and conclud work. Several other pieces of road
machinery have been purchased
ed on Friday of each week.
join the marines. They, too, were erflow it is supposed that this wa is
by the officials with a view to be
in civilian clothes and weic m ak ter will evaporate in ten or fifteen
ginning work as soon as the weath
ing the most of the opportunity to years. It was in this section of the and is worth more than any machine in the county.
-I er permits.
drink something stronger than country, you remember, that Harold The Post will have a Babcock Despatch press which
Bevo, which, by the way, is con Bell Wright wrote his “Barbara has a capacity of running 3,800 papers per hour. As far
sidered an Oregon beverage out Worth.”.
we can ascertain no other newspaper office, outside of
side of the state. When we reached When we reached Arizona, the as
cities, has one like it or as good. Then besides the
Shasta Springs, this band of am
bitious marines couldn’t be per We all KOI off and got sun-baths Press there « a ^ lder whic^ fs its name indicates folds
suaded to' indulge in ¿Shasta water; and talked to the picturesque in- j tht^papers after they arejprinted.
they saved their capacity for the diuns who were at the stations sell The total value of the Post equipment is over $4500.
bars on down the line. There was
ing baskets, pottery and headed
such a jolly party on we became ware. At Yuma the conductor SOLDIER BOV CAMPED
| EDGAR SEELEY WRITES THAT
almost like a large family before called our attention to a sign on a
HE’S NOW IN ENGLAND
ON HISTORIC GROUND
we reached San Francisco. The city gurage which read, “Free gasoline
looked so much prettier than when every day the sun doesn’t shine."
we were there four years ago. I At Tuscan, the largest city in the W,
Cambridge, Mass., March |
Edgar J. Seeley, son of Mr.
heartily agreed with Rudyard Kip state, we side-tracked for several p sgS. 10.—Dear Mother:—I will trv ,
and Mrs. H. G. Seeley, who
ling that “San Francisco has only minutes for troop trains to pass, i
was on board the Tuscania
and tell you of some of the ,
one draw back, ; ’tis hard to leave.” We had a jolly bunch of service ! histiric points of interest herea when it was torpedoed off the
However, I left the same evening hoys on our train who got off to bouts. »
north coast of Ireland, has written
on the Sun-Set Limited but was salute the others and have a meal i Last night my post was over his parents that he is now in Eng
only able to get Pullman reserva with the Red Cross ladies who had; ground marked by a tablet ns the land and adds that the climate is
tion as far as Los Angeles. I was prepared to furnish the troops. The spot where 1200 Continental troops very similnr to that of Oregon. He
advised that the limited had 45 sharp appetites. The Government j mustered
made hut brief mention of the dis
they marched to aster
minutes' wait in Los Angeles and allows them 50 cents a meal. Well. the Battle before
and his father thinks that the
that there were sure to be cancel- 1 never laughed so much as when j few rods south of this is the Wash young man didn't even get his feet
lations from that place, but when I happened to be at the table on the ington Elm. It is a fast dying old wet. That he boarded a life boat
I got to Los Angeles, there had been j (ijnor with two of them, and they
without mishap and was rowed
under which George W ashing ashore.
no cancellations and not a thing I looked over the menu, trying to elm
took command of the Ameri
could get, so I waited until the next find something for 50 cents. Finally ton
morning when I was able to get they despaired, one saying to the can troops. Desperate attempts are THIRD DRIVE FOR BOND
made to keep it alive, but I
through reservation on the Sun-
"We might as well go; we being
will soon die.
SALE TO COMMENCE SOON
Set Limited to .Houston, Texas. I other,
get even a peach for 50 cents.'
enjoyed my visit in Los Angeles can't
Right here I might add that I was Just across the street from the tree
very much and found the scenic chagrined
because I had such a is the oldest church in the state. All is in readiness for the Third
region about the city one of end ravenous appetite
the way when It was actually occupied by Amer Liberty Loan drive which com
less charm. Went out to Univer everything was so all high.
Around ican soldiers during the Revolu mences on April 6. A systematic
sal City, but the studios were closed, Tucson, irrigation is carried
on tion. It is still in good condition. mode of campaign hns been work
no screen work going on and a chiefly by pumping. In all the re
I attended church there last Sun
rumor was afloat that there was gion about Tucson, »specially -Jong day. A Congregational service. ed out which will make it possible
litle probability of work being re the Santa Cruz River, are vast pre Isn’t it a rare treat? Just imagine to visit every home. Each and ev
sumed until the war is over. I also historic
ruins. We passed through sitting under a roof that sheltered eryone who is to assist in selling
passed Hollywood anil had a view Steins, New
Mexico, about two o' the revolutionists!
the bonds knows exactly what he or
of Charley Chaplin's home which clock in the morning.
do and where to do it.
/M E MARSH
from appearances will be spacious 120 people and the next morning the spot where Lafayette was wel Such is a to system
and palatial enough to take care the conductor told us that about comed to America. I sleep over will simplify the work greatly.
of him, feet, mustache and all. 20
of them were standing ne§r the the ground where Oliver Wendell Everyone who has any savings or
Just here I might add that if he had station
waiting seemingly for Holmes wus born. In fact where- who is financially able to do so is LOCAL FAVORITE WHO AGAIN APPEARS IN INDEPENDENCE
no more ardent lovers than I, the nothing but
SHE WILL BE SEEN AT THE
thought a hold-up ever one goes may be found a tab urged to invest in the Liberty
home would never have been un was in sight. he However,
der construction In comparing
were fast asleep and knew no famous s|»ot. A short ride by street ther country at this time to come
the two cities, San Francisco and we
it. 1 never knew then car will take me to “Old North to its re .cue. It-is not advised that
Los Angeles, the former impressed that I of
Salem on train No. Church", Lexington and Concord, anyone should deprive themselves
me as having an added life and 13, but if we left had
held up, I Fenial Hall where the Declaration of necessities in order to buy bonds
vivacity which the latter does not would have blamed been
it all on the of
Independence was signed, or to but it is expected that a liberal
possess. Must fell you about vis 13. Doming, New Mexico, in the
portion of the amount spent for
iting the R1 d Cro-,s headquarters Mimbres Valley, is the center of a Plymouth Rock.
should be invested.
in San Francisco. Thednj chair great cattl» raising, farming and Well, Mumsy, I must break off
man told me that a few days before mining
ri gion. When we rossed the here and write to Harry. I will be
a feeble old man had con. * in with a Rio Grande, which rising among going on my little beat soon with weather is good. It snows and
sack on his stoop -d shoulders. She the mountains of Colorado, forms my trusty gun on my shoulder. rains but is warm and not bad as
usked him what It was and he said,
There are guards every few feet I expected.
around here. Thank Goodness, the
(Continued on Page 6
"Well, you all asked us to save a
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