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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1918)
T he P olk C ounty P ost
TAKES TOLL FROM
NO MEN FROM INDEPENDENCE
We add the nam e of
W illard Reeves
to the S outh Polk county service
RE ELECTION OF RALPH
WILLIAMS IS URGED
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918.
County Seat Vision
o f Office Chasers
Numerous candidates have entered the race for
county offices; the weeding out to take place May 17 after
which is a political heat down the stretch to November,
This year, as in years gone by, we have a number of the
same kind of candidates.
Those fellows whose vision
does not extend beyond the corporate limits of the county
seat. (In using the term “ county seat”, no reflection
upon Dallas is intended for if Independence or Falls
City was the county capital it would be just the same.)
They conceive that not only is public sentiment but the
intellectual seat of the county found upon the square
near the court house. While acknowledging that of her
parts of •»the county may be inhabited, they take it as a
matter of course that the unfortunates so located cut no
particular ice in the contest as this vote is split about
fifty-fifty anyhow, and should one of the hicks appear to
be a little brighter than his environments and have a
mind mentally sufficient to wonder what it ’s all about,
these short-eyed candidates take it for granted that he
is bright enough to read one of the county seat papers.
Of course, they have to canvas among the unfortunate
lest their opponents take advantage of the unsophistica
ted and the sacred ratio of fifty-fifty be violated. Other
wise the unfortunates would never see one of them or
one of fheir cards—invariably printed in the county
And to cap the climax, these short-eyed candidates as
a rule do not reside at the county capital. They come
from without but would crawl upon their bellies across
the county for the privilege of spitting in the shadow of
the court house.
In a statem ent prepared for the
Voters’ P am phlet, and signed by
six R epublicans and Progressives
who were m em bers of the H ughes
cam paign com m ittee, the re-elec
tion of R alph E. W illiam s, as n a
23 MEN ARE CALLED
tional Republican com m ittem an is
TO THE COLORS urged on the ground th a t he was
the chief factor in effecting a re
union of the R epublicans an d Pro
Men W ill Be Obliged To Report For gressives in 1916, and on the fu r
th e r ground th at his seniority in
Service W ithin The Next
service would give him prestige over
an y new m an th a t could be elect
ed. The statem ent reads:
“Ralph E. W illiam s, of P ortland,
Polk county w ill fu rn ish 22 m en native son of Oregon and present
for the next d raft an d the following Republican national com m ittem an,
is a candidate for re-nom ination
have been selected:
and election. All Oregon know s
Fred B arnum , P ortlan d
th a t Mr. W illiam s was the chief
G ustave B lehm , P ortland
factor in bringing about the re
G. C. Davis, D allas
union of the Republican and Pro
G. B. G round, M onmouth
gressive parties in the state in 1916
Dale Gotfried, Falls City
resu lting in Oregon being the only
H enry H ickart, Sum m it
state in the W est to cast its elec
M. H artless, D allas
toral vote for Hughes. T hat Mr
W. L. K rinon, D allas
W illiam s' splendid w ork in harm on
Edwin Larsen, Suver
izing the various elem ents of the
E lm a M atheny, D allas
Republican and Progressive pat
C larence M errick, Sheridan
ties is also recognized nationally is
George O tte,'F alls City
attested by strong letters of indorse
Ben Pollan, M onm outh
m ent, w ritten by W illiam R. Wil
A rchie Pollock, F alls City
cox, retirin g ch airm an of the Repub
H arlan Powell, Airlie
lican natio n al com m ittee George W
P eter P apas, P ortland
P erkins, ch airm an of the execu
J. W. Quive.v, A storia
WARMTH IS NEEDED TO
com m ittee of the Progressive MASONS TO HOLD FLAG
C hris R itner, F alls City
DEVELOP OREGON CROPS
party, and W ill H. Hays, recently-
L. L. Scott, Airlie
Wm. H. Tice, Millwood, W ash.
Crop conditions in Oregon are
M embers of Lyon Lodge,
national com m ittee. These letters
Roscoe T albott, G rande Ronde
good, but b etter progress
Denme Wood, F alls City
w arm er
C hapter R. A. M.; an d A dah would be m ade w ith
cam paigns of 1916, but also to the
Floyd W orden, R ickreall
All are obliged to report for ser
national com m ittee at St. Louis atten d the unveiling of the Service port of the D epartm ent of Agricul
vice w ithin a few days.
w here Mr. W illiam s' activities mu Flag, next Monday evening, April ture, issued yesterday says:
Continued cold, cloudy w eather
terially assisted in establishing the 22nd, a t the M asonic Hall.
AUTOS IN STATE NOW
retarded the developm ent of
NITMBER 48,632 CARS
w hich now prevails in the party public one, it is desired th at the vegetation. Heavy precipitation In
m em bers of these bodies invite such some localities delayed farm ing
Salem , Or., April 18.—Today w ith thro u ghout the U nited States.
"A descendant of Oregon pion personal friends tis they w ish, to operations, hut w as beneficial to-
less th an h alf th e y ear gone, the
reg istratio n s for m otor vehicles in eer stock, his paren ts hav in g cross atten d the service. A program will grain s and grasses w hich w ere be
S ecretary Olcott's office passed the ed the plains to Oregon in 1845, be presented and Dr. D unsm orew ill ginning to need m oisture. F arm
work keeps well in hand generally
R alph W illiam s' A m ericanism has deliver the dedicatory address.
48,632 m ark , the total for 1017.
and w ith favorable w eather would
W ith fees doubled (his y ear it is found ab u n d an t expression since the
still be m uch in advance of the av
a p p a re n t the am o u n t of m oney to o u tb reak of the w ar by participa DAIRYMEN ARE GIVEN
erage season, although reports of
he tu rn e d into the sta te highway- t 'on in all patriotic w ar activities,
HOPE OF RELIEF
in labor were received from
fund to pay off the interest and the I “As is generally known, senior
Lane and W asco counties.
principal on the $6,000,000 bond is- ity in service gives prestige an d in
Amity, Or., April 16— (To the Edi
W hile the grow th of w inter w heat
sue will keep up to, th is y ear at fluence on the Republican nation tor.)—I take th is m ethod of a n
least, and probably exceed the pre- i al com m ittee in the sam e m easure nouncing to the dairym en of the and oats and rye w as not satisfac
dictions m ade by th e cham pions of t as on congressional com m ittees. At W illam ette Valley the result of my tory, on account of the cold w eath
Ihe bond issue before the Ju n e elec - 1 the present tim e he is ranked as to efforts in th e ir behalf d u rin g my er, these efiops m aintained a thrifty
tion of last vear.
| seniority on the national com m it recent visit to W ashington, and condition and were m uch above
; tee by two m em bers only. This puts would kindly ask th a t you would the average for the second week in
April. W here the stand of w inter
Mr. W illiam s in a position of power give the enclosed m a tte r space.
w heat is below fair to good the
‘To the D airym en of the W illam
MUCH WAR MATERIAL
ground will be re-seeded to other
| m em ber of the com m ittee could
The Independence section is fur i hope to attain . His re-election will
"I have ju st retu rn ed from W ash-
Seeding of barley, oats and spring
n ish in g m aterial for the Allies on ! in su re to the state of Oregon all ugton, D. C., w here I w as sent by
w heat continued where the w eath
th e W estern Front. Tons of hop
the d airy interests of the W illam
er perm itted, with a larger acre
w ire from the yards here is being ’ tu rallv accrue from bis increased ette Valley to try to get relief w hich
: age over th a t in 1917 being pre
shipped to F ran ce w here it is being | standing,
as needed to save the d airy in - .., _ . . .,
, ,, .
pared m the eastern counties. That
used for various purposes.
! “Signed — Thom as II. Tongue, d u strv of this section, and not being . . ,
, , :
,, * ,. , , " Inch is up looks well
--------------------------Clyde G. H untley, W alter L. Tooz,>
able to see all personally, I thought , . . ,
, | nights and cloudy days are unfav-
New sum m er goods are com ing in Jr., W illard L. M arks, F. H. Lewis best to m ake a statem en t th ro u g h ! „ , , ,
, , ,
. , | orable to germ ination and growth
every w eek at Conkey & W alk er s, j and D. L. Povey."
the press so all would know w hat ,
, , *,
,. , ,
of the later sown,
had been accom plished.
, , ,
, , , ,
, , .
, , G rass im proved but little where
I am glad to be able to report 1
to low tem pera
iiiivn th at through the gooil work of Sen
ato r M cNary and R epresentatives
m ak in g a good sta rt in most dis
H aw ley and M cA rthur, I w as able
tricts and pastures were furnish
to get relief asked for in reg ard to
ing sufficient feed for present needs.
o u r m ilk, and as to the change
Stock continued in fine condition
demands that we eat less wheat, sugar, meat
j w ith a norm al increase in cattle
tor McNary is still w orking on that
and fats. We claim to be patriotic and are doing
the nverage increase in
line and he hopes to get relief
all in our power to uphold the Government.
I lam bs w as about 100 per cent. Con
asked for, but it will take tim e to
siderable stock is already out on the
accom plish it.”
C. R. MATTHIS, M I).
The dam age to fruit by frosts on
th ird , w hile severe, w as less
the Food Administration or of ours that such is
th an anticipated, and w as confined
the case as congress did not give the Food Ad
IS FREE OF SICKNESS principally to apricots, early cher
control of the grains from which
ries and peaches. The cold w eath
is retard in g bloom of the later
M ayor B aker of P ortland yester- j
fruits, w hich so far, have not been
day received a letter from M ajor M.
injured, so th a t prospects are good
B. M arcellus, of the old 3d Oregon ,
for upples and pears. S pring sp ray
Senator McNary of Oregon has a bill before the
regim ent, now in France, to th« ef
ing is u n der way.
Senate now which if acted favorably upon by
An increased acreage of ground
reiving the best of care and all are
congress will place the control of other grains
for corn and beans is being pre
enjoying splendid health. S uperior
besides wheat in the hands of the Food Admin
arm y officers, he said, have fre pared. P otato p lanting is progres
istration. Until that time we must pay the little
quently com plim ented the Oregon sing, w ith scattered reports of a
extra price and do it cheerfully and patriotic
contingent on the san itary condi 1 do* i ••t»*.*d acreage, and larger gard-
• a- h i being m ade. S unshine and
tion of th eir cajjip and at the tin
the letter w as w ritten there wa wa nitli re needed for all emps.
Buy Less Candy—Be Saving of Your Sugar—
not a case of infectious o r contagi !
But bear in mind that we are here to serve you
ous disease in cam p. He branded i W in - - 1 .veather is com ing, and we
at Cash prices which are considerably less than
ns false reports w hich have been j a r beginning to th in k of shedding
in ter underw ear, and
circulated to the effect th at the bo\ o'** ( .v ,
the stores who do a credit business.
of the old 3d Oregon are no» receiv .1 vou need i couple of su its for a
g ing proper treatm ent. Dr. Marcel change, go in a t Conkey & W alk
I lus w as city health officer of Port , er's and g it them . The Having
1 land for several years prior to hi. b ight earlv will save you the ad-
v mce In pr.ee.
mmmamiN c w w tB iM iia iii entry in the arm y.
IN THIS LATEST
JOHNSON & COLLINS
BOND SALE NOT OVER
T here is an erroneous impres-
sion c u rren t th at the Third Lib-
erty Loan drive is over. The
cam paign does not close until
HAVE TILED IN
REPORT FROM THE LOCAL
CONTEST ON IN REPUBLICAN
LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE
PRIMARY FOR CLERK, JUDGE
S tanding of the nineteen school
districts in the Independence terri
tory, W ednesday evening, April
18. C am pangn closes May 4th. All
district chairm en report m ore com NO FILINGS FOR SUR
VEYOR OR CORONER
No. 1—Zena .
No. 11—P ark er
No. 1 7 -B eth el ...................
4,550.00 Asa B. Robinson Is The Only Inde
No. 19—Oak Grove
pendence Man Entered lu
No. 27—O akpoint .............
No. 29—Independence .
No. 31—B rush College
No. 32- W est Salem ........
No.. 33—Buena V i s t a ........
The following candidates have
No. 35—S pring 'V a lle y ...
350.00 filed in Polk county, W ednesday
No. 36—Popcorn ...........
500.00 being the last day:
No. 40—Lincoln .............
Clerk—Floyd Moore, J. C. Ug-
No. 43—S uver .................
1.500.00 low, George Conner, R epublicans;
No. 52—Lone S ta r ...........
Tracy Staats, Democrat.
No. 61—M ountain View.
Judge—E. C. K irkpatrick, F ra n k
No. 47—Greenwood ___
3.400.00 Gibson, Republicans; Asa B. Robin
No. 63—Hopville .............
2,40000 son, Democrat.
No 64—H ighland ............
Sheriff—John W. Orr, Republi
can; John G rant, Democrat.
Com m issioner — C. W. Beckett,
T here ure a num ber of applica T. J. Graves, Republicans.
tions in the banks being held for
T reasurer—A. R. V. Snyder, Re
checks. These are not taken into
No one filed for surveyor and
C hairm an has been prom ised sev
eral good applications from outside coroner.
parties and these should come in
before the close of the cam paign.
F rank Berry left last F riday for
Indianapolis, Indiana, w here he en
ters the employ of the governm ent
un d er the civil service. He is em
ployed in wugon m aking.
W alter Givens, leading m erch an t
of Estacnda and an influential Re
publican of C lackam as
was in Independence yesterday. Mr.
Givens is passing the good word
along for “Bob” Stanfield w herever
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