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T he P olk C ounty P ost
SERVICE LIST PUBLISHED
The South Polk County serv-
| ice list, excepting those living
i in Monmouth, is published in
| this issue. We hope we have
j left no one out, but if we have it
| is certainly unintentional.
We trust that relatives of all
| the boys will send them a copy
THEODORE COOPER DESIRES TO
j of this Post.
CITY’S ATTITUDE IN
OLD TOWN CASE
McNARY INTRODUCES BILL
TO FIX PRICES
USUAL GRIST OF
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1918.
Service List o f
South Polk County
Hoy M. Breedn
George E. Brown
Hoy O. Clark
Harry C. Clinton
■I. S. Cooper, Jr.—(Lieutenant)
C. F. Cropp—(Lieutenant)
Hobart M. Dickson
Leonard A. Fitzgerald
KNIGHTS AND LADIES GO
S A L E * CONVENTION
Over fifty Independence Knighls
of Pythias and Pythian Sisters
went to Salem Tuesday night by
special train where they attended
a district convention of both orders.
Initiations, speaking by promin
ent men and women of the state
and of the order nnd a genuine
Pythian time was the program of
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Frank A .Martin
Clinton W. McLeod
F. O. Parker
Cyril It. Richardson
Marvin P. Richardson
Elgar J. Seeley
Hary II. Stalnaker
John M. Walker
Ray M. Walker—(Lieutenant)
Roy VV. Whiteaker
Raymond G. Williams
Wayman C. Williams
ODD FELLOWS WENT TO
DALLAS LAST NIGHT
Between twenty and thirty Inde
Odd Fellows automo-
biled to Dallas last night where they
were enthusiastically received by
their Dallas brethern. Initiations
and a supper made the occasion a
great night for Odd Fellowship.
R. A. BOOTH APPOINTD STATE
Yesterday Governor YVithycomhe
appointed R. A. Booth of Eugene,
Republican candidate against Sena
tor Chamberlain four years ago, as
State Highway Commissioner to
succeed E. J. Adams whose teim ex
pired this week.
ENGLISH AND FRENCH
SEND FORTH THEIR BEST
Mrs. W. Plant has sent the fol
lowing letter to the Oregonian:
“Some litle time ago a woman
whom it was stated was an artist
wrote to your paper anil compared
our English and French boys in
France t«> the American soldiers
just arrived there, the flower of the
American army. To me an Eng
woman, her letter seemed
rather unkind, for she ought to
know that England and France
have been giving of their best for
three and one half years."
SALEM BANKER FOUND
DEAD IN BED
Salem, Or.—J. P. Rogers, presi
dent of the United States National
bank of Salem was found dead in
his apartments in the Rogers build
ing. Evidently he had been dead
since Inst Friday evening. He lived
MAN FOR SENATOR
A. Slaughter, of Salem, a resident
of Independence for about two
years, was nominated this week by
the Socialists of Oregon for U. S.
While Mr. Slaughter does not be
lieve he ran be elected, he expects
I to receive more votes than has any
I other Socialist candidate for the
! office in the past.
WE CAN’T GUESS
Washington—Senator McNary in
troduced a bill to extend price-fix
ing to a large number of the neces
sities of life, including hides, shoes,
clothing, wool, cotton, jute, wheat
Firemen, Marshal, Recorder and substitutes, corn, rye, livestock and
oil. The bill was referred to the
Street Cleaner Present Their
committee on agriculture.
Explaining thè purpose of the
bill, Senator McNary said:
“During the consideration of the
control bill I took the position
The present city council pro
poses to look out only for its own that the law, to be effective, should
troubles, figuring no doubt that be comprehensive in its application
they are a big enough load to carry ! to prevent profiters from gaining
as it is without adding the trials control of those commodities not
and tribulations of a former coun coming within its operation. The
cil. So when Theodore Cooper ! ever increasing cost of all uncon-
the honorable ! trolled products anil materials has
body Wednesday night and want confirmed my opinion and has per
ed to know what would be done suaded me to propose this bill which
about certain damages certain if passed, will correct some of the
North Independence residents would wrongs now practiced upon the pro
like the city to pay, growing out of ducing and consuming public. This
the old sidewalk line controversy, measure empowers the president to
the members, collectively, and in fix the price of pretroleum and its
dividually, after wrestling with Mr. j products, hides and skins and their
Cooper for forty-five minutes, in products, such as shoes; hemp, jute,
formed him that he was talking to cotton and wool and their products,
the wrong council and adjourned. | such, for example, as clothing, and
The following bills were allowed: ( also on wheat substitutes, corn, rye,
barley, oats and their products or
A. Tupper, March salary and one
■ dog, .................................... $00.50 joint products or products of two or
Oberson Bros., hose to fire..
1.00 more of said materials, livestock
Taxes on Kibbe property.... 37.55 and its products. Farm machinery
B. F. Swope, March salary .. 10.25 and implements are also included,
Alfred Oberson, March salary 80.00 j Experience has taught that congres-
Oregon Power Co., light and i sional action is necessary if abuses
of the past are to be avoided in the
water claim $214.06, allow
ed ........................................ 211.84 future. Unless a change of policy
Gid Newton, fireman ..........
1.00 is made it is inevitable that the
Homer Mills, fireman............
6.00 price of wheat substitutes will ad
Ed Oberson, fireman ............
6.00 vance until actual suffering will
Fred Oberson, fireman .........
6.00 come upon poor people and those
Glen Newton, fireman .........
5.00 of moderate means. I am going to BIG FERRY MEETING AT
Henry Oberson, fireman . . . .
6.00 press this legislation in the senate
BUENA VISTA APRIL 10
It. C. Stoats, fireman ..........
3.00 as early as posible in the belief that
the people «)f the country will profit
There will be a meeting at Buena
by its enactment."
TWO GERMAN ALIENS ARE
April 10, for the purpose of getting
ARRESTED BY SHERIFF ORR
a free ferry established at Buena
EVERYBODY MUST PUSH
Vista. The county judge and com
WRITES M. L. FRANTZ
Sheriff Orr went to Hoskins this
missioners of Marion county and
week where he arrested Fritz Kooze
the commissioners of Polk county
In a letter to the Benton County
and Gus Copello, two German
have agreed to be present. There
aliens. Kooze, it is alleged, threat Courier, M. L. Frantz of Hoskins, will be a short program at 11 o’
ened the life of Postmaster Fiske says: We are in the war to >vin clock followed hy a basket supper.
at Balias b'ecause he was forced to and are going to win, but to win we Everybody invited.
register and Copello is charged with must all get our shoulders behind
VV. J. Turnidge, G. P. Locke, C.
making seditious remarks. Both the ball and help roll it along and P. Wells, VV. S. McClain, John Krebs
men were sailors on an interned who will insist on making a robb and .1. K. Neal .are the progressive
ing profit and will not get out of our
Buena Vista men who have the
way after being warned, we should
meeting in charge.
MRS. H. ERICKSON
crush them by sending to our rep
DALLAS GIVE POLK’S EIGHT
DIES AT SALEM resentatives in congress a petition
Mrs. H. Erickson, who formerly
lived north of Independence, with ! power to fix all prices he sees fit to.
Dallas, Or.—Dallas people gave
her husband and seven children, We believe our servants in congress the eight drafted men from Polk
«lied at her home in Salem this will answer our prayers."
county a n enthusiastic farewell
when they left here Sunday nfter-
noon for Camp Lewis. The G. A.
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R., Boy Scouts and Girls' Honor
Guard, headed by the local band,
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ecorted the men from the court
Let The Post know.
house to the depot, where a big
crowd awaited to bid them goodbye.
TH E T H IR D TIM E
Thes are the first men that Polk
I ’m not a superstitious man as superstitions go;
county has sent out under the sel
I have no qualms on Friday and will ladders walk below; ective service law. The men who
Rut I ’ve heard one ancient saying since my boyhood on left are: John H. Greenwood, Dal
las, in charge of the party; Lloyd
And I hold one superstition— that the third time is the Thompson, Rickreall; Earl W. Mc
Namara, Wiilamina; Frank A. Mar
And somehow I ’ve a feeling,
tin nnd James Oberson, Indepen
dence; Darvon Watts, Siletz, and
That the bells will soon be pealing;
John Mekkers, McCoy. Mckkers
The bells o f joyous laughter, the bells o f golden glee;
does not go as part of the Polk coun
The bells which tells the story
ty contingent, having (>een drawn
Of a world peace won with glory,
at Broken Bow, Nebraska, but is
In the days which come soon after our third pledge to sent from here at the request of the
board of that district. Watts is an
Indian from Siletz reservation.
America must do her share! And shall she lack the bit
W hich you can give and I can give who are not battle fit?
W hen millions give their blood and tears, what craven
The poorest thing a man can give, h s last rod ounce o f
Now this third loan is needed,
Let the call by all be heeded;
Let responses, love revealing come from factory and
’Tis the third time, O my brothers -
Let vour answ er drown all others,
And the bells will soon be pealing! M are the third time
prove the charm.
— LEE SH IP L E Y .
Under the postal regulations
we cannot send The Post to
any one unless ordered to do
so and our mental capacity is
not extensive enough to pick
those out who wish to sub-
scribe but have failed to let us
A t the Isis
WILL BE OPENING GUN OF THE
CHAMPION STAMP SELLERS
THIRD LIBERTY LOAN
Alice Baker and Carl Byers, two
hung up a record for selling War
Savings Stamps. Both have over
$2000 to their credit. Without doubt,
no other children in the state have
done as well.
DISTRICTS 1 AND 19
TUE SD AY-THURSDAY
VALLEY & SILETZ RY.
TO USE S. P. DEPOT
Addresses, and Songs W ill
It is stated upon excellent autho
rity that before niuny more weeks
are past, the Valley & Siletz rail
A patriotic meeting of all citi
road will be rumjjing into the
zens will be held at the Isis theatre
Southern Pacific depot.
Sunday night, April 7, at 8 o’clock.
It will be the opening gun of the
MAYOR MOORE ORGANIZES
Third Liberty Loan drive.
KHAKI KLAD KLUB
The same kind of a meeting will
be hold at the schoolhouse in Dis
Upon invitation of Mayor Moore, a
trict No. 1 on Tuesday evening and
number of Independence men gath
another one Thursday night in
ered last night and organized a kha
District No. 19.
ki club. Membership involves a
Following is the program for Sun
duty to wear a suit of khaki colored
cloth and by the number who have
Invocation—Rev. T. D. Yarnes.
expressed a willingness to join, it
looks as if this club would be a live
Address—D. E. Fletcher.
Emerson Groves Heard From
Letters have been received from
Address—Dr. IL C. Dunsmore.
Emerson Groves. JJe is in Wash
ington, D. C. and very anxious to
“go over." The 20th Engineers, of
which he is a member, is the largest COUNTY POLITICS SIMMER
BUT DO NOT BOIL
regiment in the world, consisting of
politics is con
cerned, the pot is just simmering,
not boiling Candidates are slow
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to get under way.
H e ’s W ea rin g the Blue Shirt A ga in !
The most beloved star o f motion pictures is
reappearing in one o f his famous, favorite roles
o f the great north woods.
W illiam Fox
— PRESEN TS—
W ILLIAM F ARNUM
— IN —
o f a Lion
Based on Ralph Connor’s Novel, “ The Doctor”
Staged hy Frank Loyd
W ed n seda y Evening