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THE POLK COUNTY POST
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, MARCH 2«, 1918.
TWO PAGES MISSING
| Owing to tin* non arrival of
j the Post's big news press, m uch
| to our regret we are obliged to
dispense w ith tw o pages of our
| issues next week and perhaps
| the week following.
It will take a week to install
ENERGY OF COMMITTEE NOT j the press after it arrives.
TO BE RELAXED BECAUSE
We thank you for the praises so many of you have
given The Post. It is appreciated and so are your sub
scriptions. We hate to be so strict about them but in or
der to make that department “stand on its own bottom”
we have to hew to the line, let the chips fall where they
may. Giving you a twice a week paper at $1.50 is on a
very close margin, so dose in fact, that if one subscriber
failed to pay, it would remove the few cents profit on
many others. That’s why those who have failed to pay
so far must pay before Tuesday night to keep The Post
coming to them uninterruptedly. We give no premiums
—you get your premium in an extra paper every week.
We consider you got a pretty fair paper Tuesday and
you are geting one just as good if not better today..
Yes, again we thank you.
There will soon be homegrown
| salad for the women to eat, thus
i leaving some real food for the
j m en, who are beginning to need
NAVY BOY WRITES HOME
FROM PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Jan. 4th, 1918, Philippines.—
Dear B rother:—W ill w rite a
few lines to let you know
how I am , and tell you about the LAW TO SET CLOCKS AHEAD
It is believed by State Highway
trip and the country. We left ONE HOUR DURING SUMMER
E ngineer.N unn that the inter-county
STATE’S QUOTA IS
bridge will be completed and ready
Frisco Dec. 5th und arrived in
MONTHS IS NOW HERE
TO BE $13,000,000 for use by the first of July. This is
Honolulu on the afternoon of the
about two m onths ahead of schedul
13th. N early everyone was sea
ed time, and is considered unusual
sickthe first three days out, but I
was not «o sick as I thought I All Business Houses, Factories,
Conditions Not As Good As In the as a considerable delay resulted
from the ¡nubility to get steel.
would be. For breakfast we were
Fall When Money Was Be
Schools, Homes, Etc., Will
All the steel has arrived and is
given hom iny, syrup, bacon, and
bread. For dinner corn beef and
ing Re. tived for Crops.
Conform to Change
tion, however, and the work will be
cabbage and for supper real old
pushed as fast as possible. The
arm y stew. We had thirty hours
liberty in Ilonoiulu. I w ent out to
The fact th a t the third Liberty contractors do not' expect another
M onday m orning w hen you
W aikiki beach. T hat’s all you can get Next
Loan will be less than anticipated, delay in the construction work, and
look at the clock it will
say for it in my estim ation. There he an hour later
and th at the Oregon quota, conse state that they are able to secure
the hands in
is a lovely pnrk there, but the beach dicate. Should than
quently, w ill be less, becam e cause
is about h alf a mile out and a coral the change of tim e and have an about
of congratulation am ong Liberty tion work.
MR. HORST TELLS THE SENATE HUNS ARE BUTTING
reef all the w ay to the breakers. pointm ent at nine o'closk to m ake
loan cam paign leaders of the state
Nevertheless, Honolulu has a tine
yesterday m orning, says the Port have the approaches ready by the
dollar deal, you’ll miss
tim e the bridge is constructed. On another page of this isue we j The British and the French are clim ate w hich seldom varies the a the m m illion
It was taken as an indication that M arion’s county’s approach is in j publish part of the statem ent of E. holding the enemy in the greatest year around. W e arrived in Guam being on tim if e. it If depends
on December 27th and stayed un kids off to school at the sam e tim
the governm ent's revenues are m eet
til the 30th w hen we sailed for you have been in the past, they’ll e
ing w ar huge dem ands more near m aster Culver states that about a | etable and fruit evaporating in i
ly than before had been know n,and
M anilla. The natives took olf our have a big tardy m ark m arked
dustry before a com m ittee of the U.
also as an added assurance that the and allowed to settle to complete ; S. senate. In this statem ent Mr. accomplishing anything they are cargo on barges; several stood a- against
up at the school
nation’s intrinsic financial sound the approach. This will be ready Horst shows why the evaporated only butting their heads against a rounil selling cocoanuts, pine house. If them
ness is proving itself equal to the for paving as soon'as the bridge is j fruit or vegetable is bound to take stone wall. The loss of life, especi apples oranges and bananas. b a rk at what, you think down
Their hm ch consisted of rice rolled ing hour for the purpose of open
support of colossal enterprises of
Polk county started yesterday on the future. M uch other valuable
the world conflict.
up in balls and covered w ith a kind ing a deposit to cover the check
of straw , little fish, canned goods you wrote Saturday night, you’ll
But at the sam e tim e there was,
inform ation is given.
and cocoanuts m ade up the rest. find the cashier and ull the clerks,
locally, a feeling th a t the Oregon ed for the approach, and the work Acreage for the proposed plant in
organization m ust be kept at the will start as son us the contract is Independence is being signed up JOHN C. BROWN, G. A. R.,
After leaving Guam we struck a
perhaps looking a little jaded,
does not present any difficulties. an d in a few days we •shall know
IS MUSTERED OUT 'squall and having unloaded most tho
highest point of efficiency.
behind the bars finger
of our cargo it w as pretty rough ing the there
Edw ard Cookingham, general
chairm an of the Third Liberty loan be built, and the fill is not more evaporator here or not. It would he John C. Brown w as horn in Mor riding for a while. W e arrived at red ink all over the olllciu
com m ittee for Oregon , said yester
a Phillipine port Jan u ary 4th and then the poor tired m erchants
day that the- fact th a t the Third tapering down to the ground levei gardeners and we know of no rea He died on his farm north of Inde were brought in by a tug. Can't their clerks, they’ll have to get and
Liberty bond issue is to be less than at about a hundred yards. This can son why the necessary acreage will pendence on March 20, 1918, aged describe this as it is governm ent w ith the chickens, do their sweep
77 years, 11 m onths and 2 days. property you see.
a t first anticipated will m ean no be completed by July 1, it is be not be pledged.
ing and enjoy their m orning sm oke
Brown volunteered for service
dim inution of effort in th s state. lieved.—Salem Capital Journal.
BYRON HOW ARD. before
The local com m ittee announced Mr.
the women begin shopping.
was in the arm y from April 2,
"W e have been talking of an
this m orning that the evaporating and
say there’s no danger
1802, to June 1, 1805, serving under
Oregon quota in very large figures,” NO “GOODLY SUM” IN
plant will undoubtedly be built as Generals
being around at th at
Grant and Logan and u n
said Mr. Cookingham. “W e have
RAISING BEETS HERE there is not m uch doubt but w hat
think it over, believe
prepared ourselves for the suprem e
the necessary acreage will be se der General Sherm an in his fam
sacrifices of patriotism if need be in
ii there is gi/iug it) be a lac
.. ous m arch to the sea. Mr. "Brown on
The installm ent of Jack Lon-
The farm er is the fellow who
a furlough in 1803 m arried Miss ; don's
order th at Oregon m ight be in the tory accessible this season, this cured.
on another page is won’t particularly m ind the change
Honor Roll of states supporting the ought to be a great tim e for the RED CROSS BRANCH GETS
D iannah Baron. To this union was | a little story
It starts in the of time. He alw ays beats the chick
governm ent in this w ar: W e are Independence section of Polk
born two sons, Francis M. and one | second mixed.
jum ps to the ens up anyhow, and is going to
perfecting an organization covering county to both their patriot
that died in infancy.
back to the work ten hours from sun up to sun
the entire state and purposing to ism and m ake a goodly sum be
Mr. Brown w as born a Q uaker in fourth.
reach every individual capable of sides by raising w hat Uncle Sam
Continued on Page 2)
some tim e th a t the local w hich faith he believed faithfully
subscribing to a Liberty bond of is most in need of—sugar."—
up to his death. He cam e to Ore
an y denom ination.
would have to be m aintained by gon by way of the Central Pacific
“W ith a sm aller quota we will
If Uncle Sam or the Utah-Ida- contributions and plans had been to San Francisco, thence to Port
sim ply go at our task w ith the sam e lio Beet Sugar Co. would have g u ar m ade to raise funds by popular land, on the old steam er John L.
spirit and the sam e organization anteed a sufficient price, there subscriptions, a change by the m oth Stevens and up the beautiful Wil-
but w ith grea’ter confidence. Based m ight have been m any bet' fields er chapter at Salem m akes it pos lam ete valley, setting in Eola Octo
on the experience of the Second here this sum m er. The Observer sible for the Independence branch ber 7, 1872, *where he followed the
Liberty loan, Oregon’s m inim um is considerably confusced when it to be self-sustaining for a few more carpenter trade for a num ber of
quota under a national issue of says that the grow er could m ake a m onths at least. The local branch years over a good portion of Polk
•'¡>3,000,(100,000, would be about $18,- “goodly sum .” The sugar tru st is
to receive a percentage of the county, finally moving to his farm
000,000. That is a very large a- reaping its m illions and had it of is funds
in the last Red Cross n ear Independence, where he has re
m ount of money. But the secretary fered p art of its dividends to the drive, secured
of the sided since 1887.
of the treasury speaks very em grower, the raising of sugar beets m em bership fees and per all cent
He was a m em ber of the Gibson
phatically about over subscrip would not have been given up in rived from benefits. W ith this de
Post G. A. II. of Independence and
tions. We m ust prepare ourselves this section.
nancial assistance, the local branch w as very much interested in its
for over subscriptions, know ing that
will break even now for several patriotic work.
every extra effort by that hmch CITY COUNCIL VACATING
He leaves to m ourn his loss one
shortens the war.
son, Francis Brown, and three
“We have still before us a task A very im portant m atter will MASONS ARE FED BY
grandchildren, also one brother and
of great m agnitude and it would be come
five half brothers who are in the
extrem ely hazardzous to our suc night of April 25 when the city
cess to yield to any flagging of zeal council will meet in special ses Com plim entary to W. Brown, The funeral services were held
and enthusiasm . The conditions
W. T. Hoffman for the Ore W orshipful M aster, the ladies of the from the Presbyterian church on
are not at this tim e quite so good as sion.
Co. has petitioned to Eastern Star, carrying well filled W ednesday afternoon, Dr. H. C.
in the fall w hen m oney was being have the illing
vacate a certain por baskets of fifty-fifty, w alked in on Dunsm ore officiating. The old
received for the crops. W e have tion of the city street
the mill the Masons last night. An unusual soldiers had charge of the funeral.
before us the seeding tim e, taxes so the com pany abutting
m ay get title to ly fine tim e w as enjoyed and the Interm ent was m ade in the G. A.
are being paid and the income tax the ground and erect
ping Masons were all highly pleased to R. circle of City View cem etery at
will have to be met. All of these pit for grain on it. Mr. a dum
get an extra m eal in this age of Salem.
things will be factors necessitating has agreed to pay a liberal Hoffman
Hoover. Mr. Brown, who is soon to
strenghtened organization to secure into the city treasury if the vaca leave for Oregon City to m ake his
the returns needed.
tion is made. One and perhaps home, was given to understand
Our plans to comb the state with two of the councilm en are opposed that his departure from Independ JURORS FOR OF APRIL
ence would be greatly deplored and
absolute thoroughness will not be to vacating the street.
modified. There will be no reduc
Mr. Hoffman says that he m ust that he would also be greatly The following from south Polk
tion in our budget of anticipated build this pit or shut down the mill missed.
county have been draw n for jury
expense to carry on the cam paign. as w heat is now delivered in bulk. I
service for the term comm encing
The present snthusiasm and deter Those opposed to vacating tin: street LEWISVILLE YOUNGSTERS
April 8: N. C. Anderson Buena
m ination to all tha* can bn done to say they will quickly vote to give
IN RAINBOW DIVISION dence;
J. M. Akers, Independence;
strengthen our arm ies will not be Mr. Hoffman a franchise for a long
Airlie; G. W. Mc
lessened in any particular, especi term of years to m ake use of the The following pupils of the L aughlin, Independence;
ally as we draw from the spectacle street tor the pur|>ose he desires it | Lewisville school have been added Bee, Suver; P. T. Peterson, J. Parker;
of the present Germ an drive a- for. Then there is a difference of | to the Junior Rainbow Division by L. Ritner, Airlie; John R. Robbins,
gainst the English front the con opinion regarding the power of the | State .Superintendent Churchill for Independence; F. L. Tubandt, A ir
viction that less than our utm ost city council to grant a franchise. ! selling Thrift stam ps: R aym ond1 lie; Troy Turner, Airlie.
w ill not avail.”
This question is of vital interest Crook, Helen Dodge, Lenore Kisor,
Mr. Cookingham said that Sec ro to every citizen of Independence, i Leona Lewis, Jim m ie Lewis, Elsie j
tary Me.*, loo still has authority, as and the city council Mill no doubt : Ray, Henry Stonehocker Cbeste.r
TWO MORE GONE
he understands it to issue $3,000,- j base its decision upon public : Stonehocker, Pearl Stonehocker,
FIELDS OF HONOR
I Lois Stonehocker, Ivan W illiam s,
000,000 in governm ent w ai lio n 's opinion.
Jam es Oberson
; Ernest Ray, Donald Dunette.
w ithout congressional action. Al
j V Martin are two more Indepen- (
though the date of the opening o f,
The story of the shot that rang around the world.
j deuce hoy* who have recently !
the Liberty loan has not h 'n set
the arm y.
officially, it is generally cons: 1» ed :
NINETEEN PIGGIES I joined
May good luck and good for- |
Clyde E rker is one of the most
a foregone conclusion that the cam
paign will open April 6, -aid. the widely quoted new spaper w rit
Send a m essage to Roosevelt. A j tune attend them and may it j
general chairm an for Orenon. Mr. ers in the state uik ’ has given ! sow on the E. K. Hewitt ranch re- j come to pass that very soon they !
I m ay stack their guns and return |
Cookingham said he is pleased with Independence much publicity.— i ent\ gave birth to 19 pigs.
to their form er peaceful pursuits |
the interest rate of 4V£ P*r emit in-j Salem Special to Portland Jo ur
dicated by the secretary of the i nal.
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Tell The Post.
SALEM BRIDGE TO BE
FINISHED BY JULY 1
ISIS Wednesday THEATRE
Evening , April 3