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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1918)
T he P olk C ounty P ost
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1918.
THE POST GETS
HALED INTO JUDGE
Uncle Sam and
A Year of War
SPUDS NOT SUBSTITUTES
By ruling ju st issued by W. j
| B. Ayer, federal food adminis- j
| tra to r for Oregon, on request |
| of H erbert Hoover, potatoes can- !
| not be sold in this state after |
l May 1 as a su bstitute for w heat j
flour. This has been perm itted |
Now what has the United States accomplished within a
up to the present. Mr. Ayer has
WE ARE SUED FOR.DEFAULT requested
year? We who would be glad to find she has done the im
_ IN PAYMENT OF A NOTE
th is new ruling but to urge th e ir j
IN SUM OF $200.
need not be ashamed to declare the result in plain
salesm en to continue to sell pota- |
toes in as large qu an tities as ever | language. It is objected that our Army at the front is
since there are thousands of bu- | small, that our guns are few, and our air service in embryo
CLINTON HAD $250
shels rem aining in the state still |
OF OUR MONEY uhsold. Just w hy this new order | —allowing the weight of these facts, what have we on the
has been entered is not certain. | credit side of the ledger ?
W heat flour is no more plenti- |
We have been in the war for ayear. We found our
Acknowledgement Is Made That ful th an it has been but on the | friends
asking for money, first of all; we hare given it un
co n trary is in lighter supply. /
This Clinton Person Had Our
Many of the sm all m ills have
Money All The Time.
grudgingly, in full measure, and running over. The re-
been obliged to close because of
at the command of the enemies of the central
th e ir having ground th eir allot
Empires now embrace the wealth of the world subject
The Post has been sued. W e do J m ent of w heat. They will not
n o t care p a rtic u la rly about it* and ! be able to re-open until the new
to the dangers of transportation across an ocean
crop is available. It is supposed
presum e th a t th e general public
which a friend proposes to command, to protect, and to
the people will n a tu ra lly tu rn
doesn 't either and u n d er ord in ary
It was supposed that Britain would provide the
circum stances w ould never m ention
th a t this m ay cause a m ovem ent
navy and the shipping to make our aid effective.
heavier than would otherw ise be
B ut th is is an extra-ordinary
We found our allies in immediate need of food and raw
case, and a fte r giving the facts i
th a t can be verified by the records
materials for the manufacture of munitions. In large
in Justice B ak er’s court, we leave
we have provided these in unprecedented
th e public to judge for w hat pur- j CHANCE FOR MARINE
pose the action w as brought.
SERVICE TRAINING quantities for a year; from the lack of these defeat was im
The Post owed one C. C. Clinton
minent when we entered the war.
$200 in the form of a note which
Any person who has attained
Within a year we have organized the military resources
cam e due a few d ays ago. This
been graduated from a reg u lar
sam e Clinton had in his possession
a population of 100,000,000 of people on a war basis—of
ly established high school or col
$250 of o u r m oney w hich he ad
a people trained only to peace—which had never been so
lege m ay, upon recom m enda
m its in an affidavit filed in Justice
tion of the m aster under whom
before, since the demands made upon it during
B ak er’s court.
U nder o rdinary
he has served, be exam ined for
conditions you w ould th in k he
our Civil War on a smaller scale, was immediately releas
th ird m ate of ocean or coastwise
w ould m erely give us the $50 we
steam er after having served
ed and had been completely forgotten except as in ancient
have com ing and th a t everything
not less th an 12 m onths as jun-
w ould be settled.
history. To do this every existing industry must be put
....... i.. ior officer of ocean or coast-
B ut he d id n ’t do that, He assigns
upon a new footing—our highways, our finances, our man
w jse steam ers of 2000 gross
the note to C. W. B arrick for roller-
tion an d F letcher & B arrick com-
T his is ' a new rule issued t0 , he ufacturing industries, and our occupations must all be
m encc action ag ain st us for the steam vessel inspection service by made over. The new demands were so heavy that every
$200 plus atto rn ey s fees and costs
d ep artm en t of commerce, ac- element of strength broke down under the strain as truly
an d also garn ish ee the $250 of our cording to word received S atu rd ay
m oney in C linton’s h an d s to cover by Professor Al.th u r It. W illiam s, as these had broken down in England, France and Italy,
th e $200, fees an d costs.
in stru cto r of the free governm ent whose resistance met the original demands. Now we find
W hen the atte n tio n of a nu m b er n autical school at P ortland from that what they had done in three years we have done in
of atto rn ey s w as called to the case w . J. Grambs, district officer,
th ey a t once offered th e ir services
Mr. G ram bs states th at he lias one, because we have taken up their crushing burdens of
to us w ithout fee or costs. P retty received auth o rity from H enry How- money and food under which they were falling down so
good of the fellows anti the Post ard , director of recruiting for the
as to relieve their fighting strength of this incubus, and
w ill be represented by two an d pos- free n au tical schools a lim ited num -
sibly th ree of th e best atto rn ey s in |)er of high school and college grad- we are prepared within a less time than they needed, to
th e state.
■ nates w ithout previous sea experi- duplicate their production Qf men and fighting machinery.
T h a t’s all an d it ought to *)0 ence, for training, provided arran g e
m ents can be m ade w ith steam ship
POLK’S PRUNE CROP
FREDRICK BOSHAW DIES
com panies on the coast to take the
PROMISES TO BE GOOD
MARY PICKFORD COMES IN
“POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL" school course. Such arrange-
M onm outh—Unless there are cold
F redrick Boshaw died at his home
m eats are now being made.
s w ithin the next week, Polk
„• i * i
A pplications are therefore in or- in S uver on S unday aged 74 years. county will have as large a prune
J._ j __
____ i der Iron* high school and college
crop this year as in previous sea
recognized as th e best of all screen
g rad u ates for entrance in the P ort Tuesday, Dr. II. C. D unsm ore offi- sons. All of the neighboring o r
anec in Independence tom orrow
land n autical school.
night nt the Isis in E leanor G ates’
Mr. Boshaw had lived at Suver chardm en report good prospects at
“Poor L ittle Rich Girl.”
for about eigt years and w as a m em present. The sam e prospects apply
T his story is not only one of the MODESTY PREVENTS MISS
ber of the G. A. It., having been in to other farm products. W ith a Fall
FROM RECEIVING CREDIT the
m ost touching an d d ram atic stories
service of his co untry for four and Spring favorable to the work
ever w ritten but the c h araceter of
years. He is survived by his wife, of getting in crops, every available
th e poor little rich girl fits Mary
Extrem e m odesty on the p art of four sons, three d au g h ters and sev tract has been planted to grain. The
W in ter w as favorable and Fall-sown
Pickford exactly. It gives h er a Elizabeth Mixer prevented her from eral grandchildren.
chance to show h er g reat art w ith publicity for the great record she
g rain looks unusually promising.
out cam ouflage.
has m ade selling W ar stam ps,
T here is no doubt but w h at the w hich up to date has am ounted to MISS VIRGINIA NOTTINGHAM
TO BE QUEEN OF THE MAY STEEL WORK IS READ?
Isis will be crow ded to the doors. $0700. T his probably exceeds the
FOR THE SALEM BRIDGE
Such a production an d such a s ta r ; am ount sold by an y other public
M onm outh—Miss V irginia Nott
-com bining th e two together__ school pupil in the state by several
Salem —Construction w orkers on
ingham , p o pular m em ber of the
w ell not m any will care to m iss it. hundred dollars.
senior class, has been chosen Queen the W illam ette river bridge are
of the May for the exercises to be ready to begin the steel work and
held on the Normal cam pus here have finished concrete work on the
May 10. She is a P ortland girl, also last of the big piers. The concrete
retain in g w all at the west approach
president of the class.
t‘o the bridge has been started.
Plans are completed for the light
Mrs. Rose Cary Dead
ing. Along the drivew ay will be
Mrs. Rose Cary, a sister of D. L. placed 13 lam p posts and under the
bridge will be placed two red and
Hedges, died in a Salem hospital green light.
The Pa ssw ord
is approaching and the far-sighted housewife
will this year above all others buy her require
We advise that you do not delay in buying all
of the jars that you need as a traveling sales
man told us that only about ten per cent of the
glass factories in the United States are run
ning. We have quite a generous supply on
hand and are selling Mason’s for—
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G allon s......................
Zinc C a p s..........................
'O f Aft
THE POST IS HAPPY
The Post, w hich has been han-
, j dicapped for several weeks be-
11 cause of the non-arrival of a
press and o th er m aterial, is es
pecially' happy to unnouuce th at
it will soon be com pletely equip
In an sw er to m any inquiries,
we will say th at it will be de
cided in Ju n e w hether the Post
will be issued more th a n twice
a week or not.
ROAD WORK UNFINISHED
FOR LABOR IS SCARSE
D allas—M il^i of the road work
planned by th e ’eounty court for this
y ear will have to rem ain u n finish
ed unless the farm ers help. The
farm ers w ho have in the past fu r
nished team s for road w ork are
busy plow ing and plan tin g crops
and are unw illing t<> take th eir
team s from the fields. The county
this spring purchased a new auto
tru ck for road work b u t as it has but
the one m achine it is lim ited to a
sm all part of the county, and in con
sequence m uch of the w ork planned
will have to be deferred.
SHERIFF, WHO SHIPPED IN
BOOZE, RESIGNS OFFICE
Hillsboro—J. C. 'Applegate, sheriff
of W ashington county, who w ith
two prom inent m erchants of H ills
boro, who w'ere caught w ith the
goods and had to confess th a t they
had shipped liquor into the state
contrary to the prohibition law, re
signed his otHce S aturday. Had ho
refused to resign, Governor W ithy-
combe would have removed him.
Friends of the three m en are m ak
ing nn effort to have them pardoned
by the governm ent at W ashington.
Each w as fined $250 and sentenced
to ten days in jail.
P R IS M I «
WILL SPEAK HERE
HE HAS A VITAL MESSAGE TO
DELIVER ON THE SUB
JECT OF WAR
ISIS THEATRE AT
All Should Turn Out and Hoar
President Kerr Give This
President Kerr of the Oregon Agri
cultural College will speak in Inde
pendence on T hursday night, May
2. His subject will be the w ar and
it is announced th a t he bears an
im portant m essage. The atten d
ance of all is requested.
He will deliver his uddress at the
Isis at 8 o’clock.
Fruit Juices Introduced.
W ashington, D. C.—C arrying the
gospel of Oregon products to his
colleagues. S enator McNary a few
days ago distributed bottles of
loganberry and apple “soft d rin k s”
to m em bers of the senate.
Several of the eustern m em bers
were especially interested in the
loganberry product, the loganberry
being to them unknow n They ex
tolled the q u ality of the d rin k an d
expressed the belief th a t it m ay se
cure a good hold on the m ark et if
properly introduced and d istri
P rim aries May 17.
In the Picturization o f the noted
novel and dramatic success
By Eleanor Gates.
JOHNSON & COLLINS