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T he P olk C ounty P ost
TMX POST SUSTAINED
The Post enthusiastically sup
ported McNary and Olcott and
we are pleased with the vote
each received here. Senator Mc
Nary carried this section by near
ly 3 to 1 and Mr. Olcott, despite
tbe Witbycombe landslide, lack
ed but a few votes of being firtt
Memorial service« w ill be held at
the Isis theatre Sunday, May 28, at
eleven o'clock. Dr. Dunsmore will
Members of the G. A. R. and W. R.
C Will meet at the hall and go in a
APMIBS ET THOUSANDS
body. The Sons o f Veterans are
ARE CAUGHT U
eordi&lly invited to meet at the
hall’ and go with them. The City
Corvallis, Ore.—Vetch aphids are
8erviee Flag will be dedicated after
literally caught by the bushel in a
simple, home-made dozer devised
at the O. A C experiment station in
On Decoration Day, May 30, the
response to the demand for some
G. A. R. and W. R. C. with the Sons
way to stop the destruction of vetch
o f Veterans w ill leave their hall at
crop in many parts of Oregon.
0:45 and march to the grade school
“This should be the means of sav
house. The school children will
ing $35,000 to $40,000 to the vetch
fall in and march to Main and C
farmers if you can get the infor
street where the exercise will take
mation before them through the
place. C W. Barrick will deliver the
press,” says Professor A. L. Lovett,
address of the day. The school chil
the station entomologist. “ If used
dren will give a flag drill and the
on the fields at once it will save
City Service Flag w ill be unfurled.
most of the crop.”
After the exercises the G. A- R- and
The device, 10 feet long or more
W. R. C. will go to the hall for a
consists of a front and rear section
dinned and take the 1:30 train for
attached to each of them about 18
Monmouth where they will be the
inches apart. The front section is
guests of the Normal School at their
made as follows: One or more
boards form the bottom which is 18
inches wide. The back and ends
“EMPTIES AT CORVALLIS;
are made of inch boards 12 inches
INVESTIGATION d e m a n d e d wide. It is mounted on three low
runners about 1% inches high.
Corvallis, Or.—There were 111 Wires or light ropes are attached to
empty cars standing on the yard the front of the outside runners
switches of the Southern Pacific, and brought together at the single
just outside of this city Thursday tree, which is held high by the
o f this week—46 refrigerators, 55 breech straps to keep them knock
bo xcars and 10 flats.
ing down the aphids.
This surprising information was
The rear section is made just like
given to some of the leading men the front, with the addition of a
o f this city Thursday afternoon by cloth backstop stretched full length
A. L. Stevenson, a prominent real of the lioard forming the back, and
estate dealer of Corvallis. He said an inch strip is tacked on the front
he had personally made the inves edge of the bottom, to keep the
tigation aud count. Immediately aphids from crawling off.
after this statement by Stevenson
The operator mounts the horse
the mater was reported to the pub and drags the dozer over the field,
lic sem ce commission with a de going in a brisk walk. The edge
mand that an investigation be made of the first section strikes the vetch
at once and quirk action taken.
stalks near the ground and dis
Reports of the hiding out of cars lodges many of the insects, which
in the towns on the main lines in drop on the platform. The plants
the Willamette valey have been spring back just as the second sec
printed and circulated for the past tion comes along and receive a
six months. Several instances of double jolt just as they bend back
the storing of empty car* on the over the platform. This almost
sidetracks in Corvallis, Browns completely knocks the remaining
ville and Harrisburg during the pests down to the platform
acute car shortage have been re
The aphids are then scooped from
ported. Stevenson's report has a- the platforms into a vessel and de
roused indignation here, as the need stroyed—either burned or buried.
for the proper distribution of cars
during the war crisis is seen.
$15M REALIZED AT THE RED
CROSS SALE AT MONMOUTH
I L L U S E COUNTRY CLUBHOUSE
W LIL OPEN rOR INSPECTION
The Red Cross sale at Monmouth
Salem, Or.—The new clubhouse of last Saturday was a great success
the Illihee Country club, near Lives- financially and a large crowd at
ley, will be the scene of an all day tended The receipts were $1560.49,
“ open-house” Sunday, May 26, and and as all articles sold and services
a general invitation is extended for rendered were donated, this amount
inspection of the new qUartere. An was net
informal dance is to be given Thurs
day, May 21 The golf links >
being put in hater condition and
tournaments are being planned An-
next month. Players are expected
here from Portland, Eugene and
The Service Flag will be dedi
cated Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock at the Isis theatre. At ten
thirty the Polk County Home
Guard Band w ill giVe a concert in
front of the theatre building.
National Committeeman — Ralph
National Committeeman—W. H.
Horn i brook.
I l S. Senator (short term)—Fred
U. S. Senator (long term)—Oswald
S. Senator (long term)— Chaa Governor—Walter J. Pierce.
State Senator-Robert Johnson.
Representative in C ongre»—W. G
State Representative (P olk )—T.
County Judge—Asa B. Robinson.
Treasurer—Thos. F Ryan.
Sheriff—John M. Grant
Justice of the Supreme Court—
County Clerk—Tracy Stoats.
Charles A. Johns.
Attorney General — George M.
County Surveyor— Fred Suvev.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
Commissioner — I. M.
tion—J. A. Churchill
Commissioner of Labor—G H.
As no Democratic candidates filed
for the state offices and congress
Public Service Commissioner— man except governor, it will not lie
Fred A. Williams.
known until the official canvas is
State Senator—1. G Patterson.
made who has been nominated by
State Representative (joint)—B. having their names written in.
State Representative (P o lk )—W.
The official returns may reveal
that O. P. Hoff has received the Re
County Jadge— E. G Kirkpatrick. publican nomination for State
Sheriff—John W. Orr.
Treasurer in -place of T. F. Ryan.
County Clerk—Floyd D. Moore.
Ryan has a lead of less than 260.
County Treasurer—A. V. R. Sny Public Service Commissioner. W il
liams has apparently defeated Mil
ler, present incumbent, by a nar
County Coroner—R. L. Chapman. row margin The nomination for
County Commissioner — T. J. Justice of the Supreme Court was
won by less than 50000.
W. H. Crawford is secretary of the
NEAR INDEPENDENCE bureau, with headquarters in Port
land. In a recent letter to the sec
rotary « f the Dellas Commercial
(Polk County Observer.)
The Oregon Development Bureau club he says “actual work will he
under way at Independence this
has concluded negotiations for the
purchase of sixty acres of the John
son estate near Independence and
will soon inaugurate the work of
developing a model farm at that WAR SAVXNG8 STAMPS
REPORT FÒR POLE COUNTY
place. It is the purpose of the
bureau, under the personal sup
Total remitted from Dallas *
ervision of Prof. Scudder of the
* to date <46238.85.
Agricultural College, to ercet on
the tract model buildings, including
a residence for the foreman, ahd * A ir l i e ............ ........< 266.46 •
when the land has reached its high ♦..Black R o c k .............
est state of cultivation dispose of it * Dallas ........................ 608.80 *
to some homeseeker, and immediate * Falls C i t y ................. 111.18 *
ly undertake another similar pro * Independence............. 200.00 *
The money for the purchase and * Total
development of the tract has been
furnished by the Chamber of Com
merce of Portland, and this organi TWO SCHOOLS W IL COMBINE
' TO OBSERVE CLOSING DAY
zation will continue to advance cash
for the purpose so long as the un
Airlie and Falls City will com
dertaking proves successful The
bureau is of the opinion that sixty bine and celebrate the .closing of
acres may be taken care of by the school next Friday There will be
average family without additional a program and sports of all kinds.
help, and for this reason it has de The celebration will take place at
termined to develop this amount Falls City.
of unimproved land.
P61k county was selected for the
first unit because of the fact that it
MARRIES PORTLAND GIRL
is the blue ribbon county of the
Pacific Northwest, it having won
many first prizes in competitive ex
Leslie Galbreath of Independence
hibits during the past several and Miss Martha Parrish o f Port
years, not only for land products land were licensed to wed at Van
but for stock and fruits. The under couver Tuesday.
Mr. Galbreath has a large circl^
taking is known as the Farm Home
project and is receiving much en of friends here who wish him much
couragement from many sources. happiness.
I f is ApproAchisg A»d the far-sighted housewife
will this jesr above all others buy her require
We Advise that you do not deisy in buying si)
of the jers that you need as s traveling sales
man told ns that only about ten yer cent of the
glees factories in the United States are run
ning. We have quite A gesorona supply on
hand and are selling Mason’s for—
FRIDAY HAT 24, m i
f a r m to b e
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BILL’S ADDING MACHINE
Bill Barnett says he can al
ways tell how many girls ther
are in a family by counting the
wads of gum under tike telephone
POLE COUNTY BOYS ARE
ON THE FIRING LIKE
Dallas, Or.—Some of the soldiers
from Dallas and Polk county are
at the battle front in Flanders or
Picardy. Letters received during
the last week from officers and men
of the Dallas company state that
at least two detachments of the com
pany were sent to the allied battle
front about the middle of April.
These two detachments, each in
charge o f an officer from this coun
ty, are on separate sectors, and
while they may not as yet have
participated in any active light
ing, the boys have been up where
there has been plenty of fighting in
the recent great battle aud where
more is apt to occur at any minute.
One officer, writing of the ter
rible carnage that occurred on his
sector, says the piles of German
dead were so higli on the battle
field as to hinder successful use- of
machine guns and hand rifles. In
order to remove these obstacles, it
was necessary to direct the fire of
artillery against ¿hem and literally
to bhlast the piles of human corpses
That all members of the Dallas
company are not, or in April were
not, on the fighting front is evidenc
ed from letters that came from other
members of the company stating,
that while they had moved from
their previous location, they were
still on military police duty. “ Bill"
White, it was reported, was engag
ed in the peaceful occupation of
making a garden.
Post phone Main 622.
ED M W
It didn't take the grand old state
of Oregon but a few hours to over
tbetop In the Red Crow drive. Polk
county fell in line and was Up a-
toong the first ones to report a Rill
ll» Independence tbe response
In moM cases was very liberal. >
JOHN ANT BACK
TO TELL GHAELEY
Salem, Or.—“ Hello, Charley. This
is John. We are giving you our
congratulations. You are carrying
the state by about 3 to 2 and pos
The good news reached United
States Senator McNary early this
morning as he was standing in his
pajamas in his bedroom at Wash
ington, D. G His brother, John H.
McNary, called him on the tele
phone from his law offices In Sa
The conversation only lasted
about a minute, but it set hark
John McNary’s pocketbook an even
$25. He declares it was worth it.
PROSPERITY AND GOOD
WAGES HELP PALLS CITY
News: Falls City is now rated
as the most prosperous town on the
Pacific roast. Ten saw mills an<|
wages just a little higher than in
many other places, affords a pay
roll worth while.
McNARY PROFITEERING RILL
ENDORSED AT DALLAS
Dallas, Or.—The Dallas Coinmer-
eial Chib this week endorsed the
hill of Senator Charles L. McNary
which deals with profiteering in
foodstuffs and other commodities.
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