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T he P olk C ounty P ost
Letter From France
(M onm outh H erald)
Soigewhere in France, A pril 12,
1918.—Dear Friends:—Have in tend
ed to w rite you for some tim e but
M onday is the first day of Red we are k<“?t so busy over here th at
Cross week d u rin g which tim e one it is difficult to find tim e to write.
h u n d red m illion dollars will be
I have received one copy of the
raised in the U nited S tates for the
since com ing over here and
Governor W ithycom be has is w as certainly glad to get it.
I have been over here about two
sued the following proclam ation:
m onths and have truly found out
Citizens of Oregon, greetings:
W hereas, W oodrow W ilson, P resi th a t there are lots of trials and
d en t of the U nited S tates an d presi trib u lations to arm y life. Mostly
d en t of the A m erican Red Cross, w ork and little rest.
ag ain has called upon the people of
We had a vry good trip across
th e U nited S tates to support th e th e ocean, and never sighted a sub
g re a t institu tio n of Red Crqss and m arin e or had any trouble in tiie
W hereas, he h as proclainm ed th e least. It being my first trip on the
week of May 20 to 27 for th e p u r sea I expected to be sick and I w as
pose of soliciting gifts;
not disappointed. 1 w as sick alm ost
Now, therefore, 1, Jam es W ithy all th e w a yover but w as able to
combe, governor of generous Ore be about al Ithe tim e w ith the ex-
gon, call upon all citizens of th is | caption of one day. There \yere
sta te to set aside th is week to th e quite a huge num ber of M arines on
holy purpose of serving in th is h u board besides a num ber of sailors,
m ane cause; an d I urge all private and between the two we m anaged to
citizens, if called upon, to serve as ! get tw elve or fifteen stringed instru-
w orkers, and to let no private occu \ m eats together and have a concert
pation hold them back.
alm ost every night in spite of the
W hen citizens of Oregon are rocking of the ship.
asked for th e ir gifts let them re
It w as raining w hen we arrived
m em ber th a t they a re helping suf at th e port w hich we were scheduled
fering hum anity.
for an d h as kept on raining. I
Oregon never fails. Let h e r lead don't believe we have had a dozen
good days in the two m onths. The
Given u n d e r m y h an d th is 15th m ud has been terrible, especially in
day of May, H118.
the trenches, and it has certainly
discouraged and disgusted m e w ith
the country. The last two days have
been fine tho and I hope it keeps up.
ESTHER BRIGHTMAN WILL GO
We just cam e o u t of the trenches
TO FRANCE AS A NURSE
a few days ago, for a rest and 1 can
tell you it w as quite un experience.
Salem , Or.—Five young women
The day we left the fellow— —
w ho w ere g rad u ated as nurses from
(Ju st here the censor cut out
th e Salem hospital W ednesday
n ig h t have volunteered te h ir ser about a hundred words.)
We generally are well fed and
vices as Red Cross n urses an d ex
pect soon to be on duty in France. have fairly good sleeping q u arters,
They a re Jennie |L ucile P earce, und also have a large n u m b er of
E sth er Louise B rightm an, Ruth sleeping com panions in the w ay of
E velyn Ryley, L aura Louise Miller "cooties”, for those not fam iliar with
the trench language, this is an o th er
and O ttillio C aroline Montag.
A s a farewell eoinplifhent to the word for lice and they certainly
young wofflen the g rad u atio n ex seem to be on the job most of the
ercises w ere supplem ented by an tim e tim e and do very little sleep
elaborate m usical program a rra n g ing. W e also have some more pets
ed by Miss L illian McNary, sup er in the way of rats and they seem to
in ten d en t of the hospital, some of like the com panionship of ,the
th e m usicians being brought from soldiers very m uch, especially if
they have an y th in g in the w ay of
eatin g handy.
Two things th at have been h ard
CITY COUNCIL VACATES
to get accustom ed to, are the lan
STREET FOR GRAIN PIT guage and the money. W e arc paid
entirely in French m oney and in
The city council at its reg u lar plain English it is some junk. Tears
m eeting W ednesday night approved in two if one looks a t it twice, the
a n d passed the ordinance w hich p ap er m oney I m ean, and they use
vacates a p art of F street abuttin g so m uch of the o th er kind th at one
the property of th e Oregon Milling has a pocket full before one kniw s
Co. The vote w as 1 to 1, Sloper it an d it is a nuisance to carry
voting no an d B ohannon being ab around.
W ell, I th in k I will have to close
T hat p art of the street vacated for th is tim e as I will soon have to
will become the property of the m ill go to work.
com pany an d will be used for the
Best regards to all m y friends.
purpose of building a dum ping pit
o n it. As grain* is now delivered
in bulk it w as necessary for the
79Co., fi Reg. U. S. M airne Corps,
m ill com pany to equip itself so as Am. Ex. Forces.
to h andle g rain in th e w agon. No
o th er site being av ailable Mr. Hoff
m an asked for the vacation.
Post phone Main 622.
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Pints .................... ..........
Q u a rts....................
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Zh:.c Cap .............. ..........
T iiy ,
JOHNSON cv COLLINS
Independence, Vhf ru May i. 15—
(Editor Post)—I see th a re 'is a new.
h a rte r *-
P u ') i u h Tip I
can keep pigs in ibWfn
h U ik l hdhf
lick the kaiser; books, should bn
audited; divide it into wards elec
VOTE IN INDEPENDENCE
U nited S tates Senator—
M cN ary ....................
S t a n f ie ld .................. .
C om m issioner of Labor—
In the next d raft call, Polk
ty will furnish 31 m en, nil
Give every citizen tl-ijlta rd deaf,1
Class 1. These men \v,!l report for
duty d u rin g tiie Inst week of May. let nil citizens work together fqr tbej
All young men who have reached good of tiie town, let everybody d o
the age of tw enty-one since Ju n e 5 the best they know BtM/‘Infill a f f
of last y ear will be obliged to reg I will be all right. K eepuw iiw ch! nb
| our m oney at home as i\yi;, cujj ,
ister on Ju n e 5 of this year.
As the Good Book says 'lo v e th y
| neighbor as thysely," ’• lift1! VverCJ
19-YEAR OLD PAIR GET
VANCOUVER JOY TICKET body push and the w ago^ afiljf go
1 over the hill.
Vancouver, W ash. — H enry. II. |
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Gentry, aged 1!), of Independence,;
Ore., and Frieda Gigger, aged 1!), of
Gervais, Ore., appeared before the
W ednesday, May 15, and wore given
a ticket to happiness. The two
youngsters were m arried the sam e
15 "BAD MAN” IS STILL
ENJOYING OUTDOOR LIFE
4 Jeff Baldw in, “bad m a n ” w ho es-j
2 raped front ‘tie penitentiary last 1
0 S unday h as not yet been captured.
The Role of the Nickel
(M em phis Commercial Appeal.) ,
Bout de onlies tiling a nickle tit-,
*5 te n ’ full now days is f tack it on de
1 ! price o’ sum pn'.
X ational C onm iitteenian—
Gram TTTTTTA iT cf. .7.’ .
! ali of the officers By*'file jMdfi
reduce the light ami wtileFexipihisep
coun pay off tiie.indebtedm^p i^pooi^ as
from can; make economy the watchword.
The High School pupils gave a
I play at the Isis tonight w hich w as
quite generously patronized and
! those tak in g p art did well.
McNary, the W inner
22 26 27 14
7 17 22 11
W illiam s
County J u d g
25 19 29 14
7 22 10
N ational C om m ittem an—
Horni b r o o k ................
U n ited S ta tes Senator—
W est .............................
K in g .............................
P ierce ...........................
Starkw eather ...........
W illiam s liti, D ennis 42, M cN ary 130, Stanfield 50,
W ithycom be 70, O lcott 57, Sim pson 33, H arley 11, M oser
10, A nderson 3, R yan 52, Cusiek 31, W est 28, H off 26,
Plum m er 12, Adam s 6, Kelly 85, John s 37, Coke 26, Gram
43, D alzell 40, H o lstein 29, N ickum 26, M iller 89, W illiam s
57, K irkp atrick 102, Gibson 68, M oore 87, U glow 46,
Conner 35, H ornibrook 44, M orrow 23, W est 57/ King 16,
P ierce 37, Starkw eather 34.
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—
Men m ay be asked to giveup
th eir sh irt tails to the Red Cross.
Some patriotic w om an some
w here in tiie U. S. A. has discov
ered th a t they m ake nice kitchen
aprons, so the word is being sent
out to grab all tiie sh irt tails and
m ake use of them in the w ar.
U alzell ...................... . . . . . .
H olston ...............................
N ickum ..................... .y...
P u blic Service C om m issioner-
V o ojiv/T bcdalldtfH
dT ;0 0 .it
SACRIFICE YOUR SHIRT TAILS
THIRTY-ONE POLK BOYS
TO GO IN NEXT CALL
McNary for Senator.
Withycombe for Governor
Kirkpatrick for Judge
Moore for Clerk
Graves for Commissioner
West for Senator
Probably Pierce for Governor
H arley ....................
M oser ......................
A nderson .............
S ta te Treasurer—
R yan ......................
W est ......................
Plum m er ................
A dam s ....................
Suprem e Court Jud ge-
K elly ......................
t i g uuiiqiiJM lM tl
RESULT OF PRIM ARY—THESE ARE W INNERS
is approaching and the far-sighted housewife
will this yeqr above . U others buy her require
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Results of the
NUMBER 16. -
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, , FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
RED CROSS WEEK
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