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THE POLK COUNTY POST
Liberty D ay
To Be On
GOVERNOR WITHY COMBE AND
MAYORS Or ALL TOWNS
WILL SO PROCLAIM.
W AR DECLARATION
SERVICE LIST FRIDAY
The South Polk County ser
vice list will appear in Friday’s
Post. It will surprise you when
you see the number of boys in
this section who are now in the
army or navy.
They are scattered in all parts
of the earth, from the first line
trenches on the battlefields of
France to the land of the Fil
For fear that we may accident
ly leave off the name of some boy
entitled to a place on the roll of
honor, 'you are requested to
phone the Post and ask if your
son, brother or friend is enrolled.
Canvassers Will Begin to Solicit BENTON HAS SOME YEARNING
FOR SENATORIAL PLACE
Sale of Liberty Bonds on
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1918.
A Warning to
Frequently you hear that some person is talking dis
loyal. Investigation slu*vs that many o f the cases are not
true, others are due to a misunderstanding and occa
sionally a charge o f “ disloyalty” is made against some
one for spite. Now by the term “ disloyal remarks” we
do not mean honest criticism— we must admit that quite
often the term is abused. But among the reports and ru
mors concernig disloyal remarks, there are a few that are
the truth. It is hard for us to conceive that anyone liv
ing in this country, except aliens,, is not a good
American citizen, even if he does not inwardly favor the
war; it is harder for us to conceive o f any person being
such a fool as to arouse feeling against himself by shout
ing his opposition to America where patriotic citizens
can hear him. Y ou would think that a person of ordin
ary sense, even if out o f sympathy with the war and its
purposes, would know enough to keep his mouth shut.
The American people are a patient set and allow plenty
of leeway. As a rule, they are slow to become angered.
But in a crisis like the present one, they may become suffi
ciently aroused to resent disloyalty in fheir community
and may at any time or any hour take drastic means to
punish all those who are such fools as to invite it. They
may go as far as to take the law into their own hands.
Cool heads may become so heated as to lose control o f the
So if there is a person in this community who is disloy
al, he or she had better be very careful to keep it a secret.
Right now there is but one party in America and that is
Anti-Hun. Pro-Huns had better keep under cover for
their health’s sake.
Pleading that it has been four
teen years since Benton county was
! represented in the state senate, Re-
Saturday, April 6, will be pro- Pub,icans and Democrats of Benton
county are attempting toa form
claimed Liberty Day by Governor coalition and place on the ballot a
Withycombe and the mayors of all Benton county man in opposition
Oregon towns. It is not only^the to I. 1^ Patterson, Republican, of
anniversary of the declaration of Polk county, who will be nomin-
war against Germany but it is the j ated as *,c *s a*onc *n t*le Held.
j There is no Democratic candidate,
opening of the Third Liberty Loan ' whether the Benton county candi_
. date will appear as a Democrat or
Much of the preliminary work ind
lll|ent haa il0t been learned.
incidental to the drive has been |
done so Saturday morning, bright ■
and early, the canvussers, who will
cover every nook and corner of the
state,$vill go forth to gather in one ,
(Too late for last week.)
of the most essential factors in win-
Mr. Lewis of Dallas drove a fine
ning the war.
herd of cattle through here last
John Ritner who has been quite
OLDER GIRLS TO HOLD
CONFERENCE AT DALLAS sick is slowly improving.
H. C. Harter and Bruce Miller
Under the auspices of the Ore made a flying trip to Corvallis to
gon State Sunday School Associa day by auto.
The Rebeckahs will give a dance
tion, the older girls’ conference of
Western Oregon will be held at at Bud Prices hall Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. West of Hos
Dallas on Thursday, Friday and
A TRAGEDY—THE DESTRUC
Saturday of this week. Prominent kins have bought the Graham
TION OF TREES IN FRANCE
speakers will be present and there
The Indies of the Red Cross are
will be patriotic features of many
Broken homes, ruined factories,
doing fine. They tied out a com
fort and cut 1100 gun wipers Wed shatfelV'd cl urches, violated graves,
it bad seemed to me we had rung
Miss Mabel Overton of Corvallis all the changes on the destruction of
FROM EVERYWHERE is visiting in Kings Valley at the war. But there remained one—the
tragedy of the trees. You sail re
home of her parents.
The Kings Valley Lumber Com build houses, churches, towns even
Monday, April 1, besides being
----- for that takes only money. But
All Fools Day, was also the day pany is ready for orders.
Mrs. Fritz Kindermas was quite you can't rebuild orchards of fruit
that Independence was invaded by
trees and avenues of great shade
several hundred schoolma'ams and sick the first of the week.
Martie Lake has been sick with trees—for that takes time. We were
would be schoolma’ams on their
seeing them everywhere now—orch
way to Monmouth to begin their lagrippe.
Miss Inez Nyman, who is tcach- ards with trees that were but faded,
spring outing at the Normul. The
1. & M. had another good day’s I ing school above Hoskins, came to shriveled bunches of brown leaves
business. One lone male was no- the Valley this evening to stay over lying oil their sides, orchards where
ticeable among the beauty and he \ Sunday with her parents, Mr. and these had ben cleared away, show
ing nothing hut white topped
was enjoying the glory immensely, j Mrs. Gus Nyman.
That he was assimilating femin-
Rev. and Mrs. Briggs left for stumps. They say that when the
inity was evident as he occasion-California to take care of his par- warm spring came, some of those
orchard trees, lying on their sides
We will miss them.
ally felt of his belt in the back.
but not wholly severed; leafed gent
ly and then—just before they died
PASSING THE BUCK
—bloomed once again for France.
—Inez Irwin in McClure’s Maga-
The Colonel tells the M ajor
When lie wants something done,
And the M ajor tells the Captain,
And gets him on the run.
The Cap’ll thinks it over,
And to be sure an’ suit,
Passes the buck an’ baggage
To some shave-tail Second “ Lieut.”
The said Lieutenant ponders,
And strokes his downy jaw,
Then calls his trusty Sergeant,
And to him lays down the law.
The Sergeant calls a Corporal,
To see what he can see,
So the Corporal gets a Private.
And the poor damned Private’s me.
So you see I run the business
Of this here regiment,
I work, ’n sweat until
My blooming back is bent.
But I don't care, it’s all a scheme
To fool old Kaiser Bill,
So I ’ll gladly bust this back o ’ mine,
And work ’n ’ sweat until—
W e ’ re in Berlin, and the war is won,
And w e’ve ’et our belly’s fill
Of meat, ’n ’ butter, ’ n ’ lollypops,
And the treat’ll be on Bill.
. J ti » ’
Then I'll come home, an’ see my gal,
A n ’ mebbe she w on’ t care,
I f 1 was a first class private—
Away o ff over there.
— American KhakilamL
BRIGHT AND BREEZY
Bright and breezy, the first
issue of the Post comes to us
this week. The grit of Messrs.
Ecke r & Currie is apparent
t h e sorface. — Monmouth
HUN BOAST TO REACH PARIS
HORNIBROOK IS ENDORSED
BY POLK DEMOCRATS
BY APRIL 1 COLD NOT
BE MADE GOOD.
Dallas, Or.—At a meting of the
Polk Democratic county central
were unanimously passed indors BATTLE M AY LAST
ing the candidacy of William A.
Hornibrook of Albany, for national
committeeman. Thus Polk county
falls into line with Benton, Linn,
Lane und Cos counties in support Americans Are Ready and Eager
ing Mr. Hornibrook’s candidicy.
to Take Their Places in the
THE SPITTING ABILITY
Forefront of Battle.
OF OUR CONGRESSMEN
(From the Congressinaj Record)
Mr. DIES. Naturally, I supposed
the gentleman from Massachu
setts, viewing the crumbling of the
Government with some alarm, no
doubt has gone over to the chair
man of that committee post haste
to get a hearing and see if he could
get this legislation enacted into law.
But I find that the chairman of the
Committeee on Agriculture did not
even know the gentleman, and had
not seen him so far as he was able
to know. He had not requested a
hearing on the bill ami had not
done anything at all of causing it
to be written on the statute
books of the country. Probably the
gentleman was ashamed of the
child and did not want anybody to
know seriously down here that he
w’as the father of it. (Laughter.]
MR. VENABLE. Will the gentle
MR. DIES. Yes.
MR. VENABLE. I wish to inquire
if the gentleman's information is
THE LISTENING PATROL
(Written by an Independence boy that the reason the gentleman from
somewhere ir. the French trenches) Massachusetts had not pursued his
bill was because lie wus too busy
With inv bosom friend. Bill, armed
ready to kill,
I go over the top as a listening
Good watch we will keep if we
don’t Tall asleep,
As we huddle for warmth in li
shell shoveled hole.
In the battle lit night all the plain
Where the grasshoppers chirp to
the frogs in the pond,
And the star shells are seen burst
ing red, blue and green,
O’er the enemy’s trench just a
stone's throw beyond
The world's greatest battle goes
on without result except to demon
strate that the boasting Hun threat
to be in Paris by April 1 did not
materialize. At the present time
it looks very favorable for the allies.
While they have been pushed back
in several places, the enemy has
no material advantage. It is pre
dicted that this battle may con
tinue for a month or longer.
The Americans are getting ready
to get in.
TIME WAS CHANGED
Time was set ahead in Indepen
dence without serious mishap. A
few instances have been reported
where two or more members of th»
family, unknown to each other,
changed the clock which created
some amusement in the morning.
A number forgot to make the
change and showed up in their ac
customed haunts after all the solo
games were well under way. By
the time that two prominent citi
zens answered to the stress of busi
ness it is believed that in two homes
at least, the clocks were set back
instead of ahead.
BUENA VISTA FERRY IS
NOW RUN BY WOMAN
Mrs. Jesse Wells is operating the
ferry at Buena Vista and has been
doing a good job of it. Her hus
band recently joined the navy.
The glasses hang damp o’er each
, wee glowing lamp
That is placed on the ground for
a fairy campfire,
And the night breezes wheel where
the mice squeal and hqueal.
Making sound like te enemy cut
ting our wire.
SENATOR JOHNSON PROTESTS
ABUSE OF PATRIOTISM Here are thousand of toads in their
(Senator Hiram Johnson, of Cali
Each toad on its stool and each
stool in its place,
I am not speaking now in behalf And the robin sits by with a vig
of any particular criticism or even
for criticism itself. I merely pro
On a grim garden spider’s wife
test against the set phrases ‘‘pro-
washing her face.
German," "disloyal," and “parti
san," which have been so indiscrim Now Bill never sees any marvels
inately applied to the men patri
otically differing from those who
When I speak of the sights he
assume themselves to be the sole
looks up with amaze,
exponents of the thoughts of the And he smothers a yawn, saying
Nation. I have no desire to fill the
“wake me at dawn,”
role of critic.
At best, that role
While the Dustman trom Nod
brings dubious fame, arouses hot
Sprinkles dust in his eyes.
resentments, and reacts and de
stroys the critic.
But these things you’ll see if you
Some first for wits, and then
come out with me,
for poets passed.
And sit by my side in shell shov
Turn critics next, and prove plain
fools at last.
Where the fairy bells croon to the
May the day have gone forever
when an American citizen shall he
When the soldier is out on a lis
precluded by four of denunciation
and the epithet of "disloyalty" from
expressing his honest and patriotic
POST WILL BE “SHORT"
UNTIL PRESS IS INSTALLED
THE “SICK” BROTHER
MOVES AROUND SO MUCH
The Post will be run “short" for
two or three issues until we can
U. S. Will Stay by Russia.—Head install our new press. That's why
this issue is rather "thin * on local
Doubtless it will if it can find out news and shy two pages.
where Russia is staying.—Kansas
The press will arrive Saturday
so we have been informed hi# wo
won’t believe it until it gets here,
ft's the same old excuse—"darn
A Jack London story, "The Man ; pig War in Europe" which is as
From Forty Nine" is published in good as any.
full in this issue.
So mote it be.
M E MARSH
FIELDS OF HONOR
The story o f the shot that rang around the world.
ISIS Wednesday THEATRE
Evening , April 3