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Pushing the Clock A h ea d One H ou r
ECKER A CURRIE, Publishers
Published Twice a Week at Independence, Polk County, Oregon, on
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When by paying $5
J. F. CURRIE, Business Manager
down and a dollar a
A n Illinois woman was ridden on a rail for making dis
loyal remarks. Side or straddle ?
week you can have a
All that some who are urged to go out and help the
farmers can do is to gather the eggs.
A fair sized number o f candidates are throwing their
hats into the ring and their calibre ranges from 10-gauge
It is admitted by every M cNary supporter in the state
that “ Mr. Stanfield has been very successful raising
THE “ B A D ” BOYS FROM THE COUNTRY
with gasoline motor do your washing for you.
A M A Y T A G in every home and no more blue
Dealers’ Association held in Portland recently, it is
Monday washdays. With a M A Y T A G on the
As one stands on the banks o f the beautiful Willamette charged that a dance was staged at a hotel one evening, in
job, you can knit for the soldier boys. Let us
river and meditates, he first thinks to be thankful that he which a girl “ without any clothes at all,” was the prin
demonstrate for you.
lives near it.
cipal attraction. Complaint was filed with the Multno
mah grand jury and that honorable body exonorates the
B y buying Liberty Bonds you not only loan your money home boys and the hotel in the following opinion:
SLOPER BROS. & COCKLE.
to pay the expenses of whipping the Huns, but get paic
“ The committee had a well-arranged and repu
IIIIHIIlHIiRlllHIII ■ l l l « f
for making te loan.
table programme, but when it was about half com
pleted, a dance, not on the programme was performed
Our congressman, Mr. Hawley is back with his ole
and the crowd beiing- large, became umanageable by
The Independence National Bank
m otto: “ No interests to serve but the public interests.”
the committee and^the objectionable cqnduct was
carried out before order could be restored.
Incidentally he makes it stick.
“ Those present and responsible were largely from
A Successful Business Career of
surrounding country towns and, being scattered over
Harvey Starkweather and W alter Pierce, very worthy
a wide area, and because o f the difficulty in fixing
men are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.
the blame, we are persuaded that conviction would
I f Ben Olcott is not our next governor, Harvey or W alter
be extremely doubtful.”
IN TEREST P A ID ON TIME
In other words, the bad boys from the country behaved
most awfully, became “ unmanageable” and over the pro
There’s a little rhyme going the rounds about a girl who tests o f the goody city boys and the hotel management
objects to being called “ H un.”
W e don’t blame her brought in a girl and “ objectional conduct was carried
Officers and Directors
when by adding two-thirds o f an eye she can be called out before order could be restored. ’ ’
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
D. W . Sears, V. P.
something real sweet.
This is an insunation and a reflection against the char
R. R. DeArmond, Cashier
acter o f every automobile dealer in the state outside o f
W. H. W alker
I. A. Allen
O. D. Butler
During Mr. W itliycom be’s tenure o f office as a “ war the city o f Portland, and many of them will resent it.
governor” that his friends pretend to be so proud of, he
To an outsider it looks as if the city boys when charged
dikes and inundate the country, ex
has had England whipped, France bled white and the
with having the shells in their possession slipped them AUTO ON PILOT OF ENGINE cept as a last resort, becajuse it
Coast invaded by the enemy.
would mean the destruction of the
into the pockets o f their guests trusting that by whisper
P a r t y Is C a r r ie d F if t y Y a r d s a n d N o country for at least six or seven
M e m b e r o f It S e r io u s ly
From his contributions to the literary world appearing ing in their ears, “ You know me, A l,” the boys from the
years. However, we will do it if we
Inju re d .
very often in the Salem Journal, it is surmised that J. K.
Sears has severed diplomatic relations with Senator
Hawley , H. Hirschberg and one or two others.
NO TIM E FOR P A R T IS A N S H IP
autom obile on the pilot o f an engine,
w as the unusual experience o f John
Miller, his father-in-law, N. A. Sen
ner nnd Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rickards.
None was seriously hurt. The parky
w as accom panying Mr. Rickards on a
questionnaire-filling trip. The machine
did not even upset.
Wanted— boy to wrap soap over Ifi years old.— Ad in
There seems to be much jockeying among politicians to
gain some party advantage from the issues o f the war.
• At the present time when every effort is being made
Affirming their own loyalty, they seek to bring their op
to conserve fats, we suppose some boy will volunteer to
ponents into ill repute by veiled insinuations, if not by
don a gas mask and do the wrapping.
open declaration, that the other party is not acting for
he best interests o f the country. This partisanship at
Is Robert N. Stanfield a rich profiteer trying to
buy his way into the United States Senate?— Oregon
lie present time does not take well with the country. The
jcoplo are more interested, entirely interested, in win
So long as Mr. Stafield and liis supporters only engage ning this war just as quickly as possible and they are not
in eulogiziug Mr. Stanfield and do not give any reasons giving a thought to what particular party brand the
why Senator McNary should be defeated, the suspicion eaders are wearing. When the war is over and peace
will not entirely peter out.
las been restored, then and not until then, will the people
ake up questions brought on by the war and settle them.
Vheu that time conies The Post predicts that present par
ty lines will be torn asunder and new alignments formed
ind the average citizen o f today will not known what
icket he will be voting tomorrow. Even not at all sur
prising if some o f the leaders, brought into ill repute by
the clamor o f the press, would take a prominent part in
Washington Sentries Have Many Amusing Encounters solving the issues, unexpectedly thrown into the political
“ Fop, who’s the president of P e r n r
pot by the war.
ASJIINOTON.— Contrary to general belief, the sentries guarding W ash
“ How do I know, son? They change
ington's military establishments, bridges and public buildings are not
Politics so far as it affects the interests o f the Demo- eru every fifteen minutes or so down
automatons. They can and do saunter, talk, laugh and otherwise net like
rat ic and Republican parties, had best be laid aside and there.”
human beings. Rut not on duty. Rut
If you can churn up with the chap In
lisapproval should be shown by the people o f those lead-
khaki at an opportune time, you may
DUTCH EXPECT HUNS TO
u's, who are attempting to win a place in the sun while
be told some funny things— all about
OVER RUN THEIR COUNTRY
strange prowlers seen on the midnight
the boys are still going to the front and none are return
“ Holland will be trampled down
under culverts, officers
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whose Identity Is mistaken utid other
A few nights since a half-frozen
sentry before the side gate of a big
military establishment here beheld a
solitary and stooping figure creeping
along and eying the portal dubiously. This kept up several minutes, and
finally the guard thought It time to Interfere. He approached the suspect
"W h a t do you want around h ere!” he asked after the ead-eyed person
bad halted, as directed, swaying slightly. *
"Wannn go on In house, but the oT woman Ish waitin’,” forlornly replied
"T h at's Uncle Sam's house, my friend,” replied the sentry, seeing he
bad a “ stew” and not a spy.
“ ’ 8h my house,” Insisted the one with the “ merry mucilage.” “ C'n tell
It by front gate.”
It took ten minutes to persuade him that he was wrong.
There Is a famous bridge near Washington where several months ago a
man leaped down to hla death. It Is closely guarded, for It carries a big water
m a lD .
Not long after the tragic occurrence, a night wanderer on the bridge
came near losing his liberty when a guard saw him stop and commence search
ing carefully on the sidewalk.
“ Whaddye want, a good place to Jump from or to put a b u m ?" queried the
man In uniform.
“ I want my fountain pen I dropped; got a matchT" was the answer.
The pen was foun ' soon, but remembering tales of explosive pens dis
covered In abandoned Herman trenches, the guard nearly wrecked the tnk-
sptller before satisfied it was not full o f T . N. T .
In shooting in this direction with a gun that reaches
seveftty miles, the enemy has sprung another surprise
but Yankee ingenuity will spring it back.
Someone has remarked that if lie could write the head
lines he cared not who wrote the articles and Abe Mar
tin says he doesn’t care who writes the songs o f the coun
try, but he would like to have something to sa\
about who sings them. Speaking for the editorial staff
we say we don’t care who plants the gardens just so w<
don’t have to hoe ’em.
A SAD. SAD CASE
(B y the Author)
A girl there was, and she wore her clothes
So short and thin that she almost froz,e;
And the price she paid for her Hooverism
Was six months in bed with the rheumatism.
—of that theere is no doubt,” de
clared an officer of the Dutch army-
on leave and temporarily in this
city, “unless aid is prompt—much
more prompt than was the case
We have known
that it would come to this sooner
or later unless Germany was first
beaten. With the Prussians still
undefeated, the action of the allies
in seizing Dutch shipping will have
but one result.
“ Holland's army has been mo
bilized for nearly four years, mobil
¡zing originally four days before
Germany's official mobilization. We
have fivehundred thousand men and
officers under arms tc defend the
“We can hold the Prussians back
at our frontier for cne month—no
more—without allied aid. At out
ine of water defenses we can hold
hem hack foi another three months
ioiiand does not want to cut the
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B. F. JONES
Candidate for Representative Polk
and Lincoln Counties, May Pri
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