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T he P olk C ounty P ost
WELLS FAMILY HOLDS
(TWICE A WEEK.)
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918.
A Message to “Ours”
SPEED IT OVER THE SEAS
Send this Post to your sold
ier m an ‘over there.” Give
him the message.
Across the Seas
(TWICE A WEEK.)
ALL ABOARD FOR
The call of the great o u t of doors
Yes, all aboard for Kings
lured th e W ells clan to th e city park KINGS VALLEY MILLER SAYS
SPAULDING DAMS DO HARM
last S unday w here they held th e ir
It appears that is
We are celebrating tlie Fourth of July over here, but it
a n n u a l reunion. The event wus
Salem —J. P. Logan, w ho has oper lacks the zip, the enthusiasm of former years. As long
where everybody in Inde*
p lan n ed a t th is tim e in honor of
R. F. W ells, Jr., a prosperous lum ated the Kings Valley flouring mill as you fellows are over there, we can’t help putting on
pendence is going to cele
berm an of Modesto, Cal., w ho drove on the l.uckium ute riv er in Benton
brate the Fourth. A good
w ith his fam ily td spend a w hile county for 50 years, and who more the soft pedal, and w e’ll never be able to put any “ jazz
here w ith relatives, an d Elbert th a n a half a century ago built dam s into a “ good tim e” until you boys get back, and say it
time can be assured all.
W ells, an o th er com fortable lum ber to furnish w ater power for the mill,
your dinner along.
m an from th e Im perial Valley, who h as in stituted injunction proceed
The special train leaves at
Forded 1200 m iles a rriv in g S a tu r ings ag ain st the C harles K. S pauld
You are engaged in a duty for mankind’s sake that had
day; also Clifford W ells, son of Mr. ing Logging Co. of Salem and the
Yes, in the morning.
to be done, and we are pretty sure that you are the boys
and Mrs. George A. W ells. He is a public service com m ission which
youthful airm an who cam e ucross w ill test the Tw iptitutionality of the who can do it and will do it, and when enough of you get
the co ntinent to be a t the fam ily boom franchise law passed by the over,
gathering. He is stationed a t Jersey legislature.
ON WAR STAMP QUOTA
The suit is brought in til circuit
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
City. The young m an is delighted
w ith his w ork but w hen asked how
CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
pushing sheep. Then again, you fellows will make an
Tuesday night, Independence w as
he liked the E ast replied, "There fendants are cited to ap p ear w ithin
short $6,000 on its W ar S aving
are so m any buzz-bees.” Those who
Ib is is K nights of P ythias week Stam p quota. W ork is yet being
know Jersey City w ill ugree w ith county for the reason th at the fran and murdering women and children. While war is hell and its m em bers are com peting w ith
done and it is reckoned by the end
him . He is hom e on a 38-day fu r chise covers l»oth Benton and Polk
the F ourth of Ju ly in en tertain in g of the week th a t the district w ill
lough. O rville G. W ells, who is in counties. Logan claim s th at the
the people everyw here. H ere in In be over the top. The state as a
the service, is now a t th e Presidio boom ing of logs by the Spaulding we can depend on yon boys to not make it any worse than dependence there w as a “celebra
whole has subscribed its quota.
and at this tim e ill a t the hospital com pany, under the
bell. We can’t hope that any of you will captufe the tion at the city purk Tuesday night
The relatives rem em bered him w ith
which m ade a hit w ith the large a u POLK COUNTY THRESHERS
greetings an d prepared a
box cause a congestion of w ater that kaiser or crown prince personally, because we are quite dience th at w as attracted to the
FIX WAGES OF HANDS
of delectable eatables w hich will be will in terfere w ith his dam s, m ake sure some of their own people will get them first, but \ve scene. There w as speaking, a pro
shipped to him . At the tim e of the it necessary for him to close down
gram and an excellent concert by
Dallas—At a m eeting of the thresh
reun io n the gathered w as entitled his p lan t at tim es and completely are sure you will blister their back sides when you get the Polk County Band.
en of Polk county S aturday, a
them on the run toward Berlin.
to only two sta rs on th e ir service deprive him of his w ater rights.
perm anent organization w as formed.
flag, but if conditions rem ain turbu
An executive board composed of
To have such a big bunch of you away all at same time
lent others will >be added before franchise law is disputed on the
men from six d istricts w as chosen
an o th er reunion is held. The fact
to m eet in D allas on Ju ly 13 and fix
th a t m any o thers m ay be called of his property w ithout due process The “ kick” is gone out of everything and a dance—really
Everybody who celebrates
the prices of thresh in g for this year.
m ade the event one of deeper m ean
at Kings Valley should go to
The wage for laborers w as placed
ing to th e connection. R. F. W ells, th a t the S paulding com pany is not it looks like a meeting of the Faithful Sisters of the Sick.
the postotffee and buy a cigur
at $3 a day for pitchers and and $4
Jr., is here a fte r an absenceof 18
of Mr. Allen. He’s one of the
The old bucks do the best they can in every way but their
for bundle h au lers w ith team s.
of the law.
best fellows in Kings Valley.
Ray G round, son of Mr. an d Mrs.
THIS U N N COUNTY FARMER
F. P. G round, is a ju n io r at S tan BENTON COUNTY GIRL IS
You fellows have made a great sacrifice. All the honor
IS A HEAVY DRINKER
KILLED IN AUTO WRECK
ford U niversity and he will retu rn
LIEUTENANT R. M. WALKER
next y ear if not called to th e colors.
HAS GONE TO FRANCE
785 q u arts of w hiskey shipped in
For instance, we are eating no
Corvallis, July 1 M argaret Tall comforts ourselves.
At this tim e lie is ta k in g an active
from C alifornia and assigned to a
in terest in the Home G uards at m an, a young woman living a few wheat; sugar is scarce. Things are not as sweet as they
L ieutenant Ray M. W alker is on Linn county farm er w as cap tu red
m iles north of Corvallis, w as in
his w ay to France.
hy officers in Albany Monday.
Mr. an d Mrs. John E. W ells and stan tly killed th is m orning when once were. Then we are paying big prices for everything.
dau g h ter, Leona, of P o rtlan d , m otor her autom obile overturned, throw ing A big price is necessary in many closes, while in others it
ed down Sunday m orning. Mr. her violently to the road, splitting
W ells has charge of a m a rk in g crew open h er head, fractu rin g her jaw is a steal on the part of certain profiteers who have taken
at the sh ipyarls. It is a very re and break ing her thigh. She is a advantage of the time to fill their purses to the top. But
sponsible position. His d u ty is to d au g h ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Tail-
m ark places on the ships for the m an. She w as graduated from the
We are not so hopeful as to think that all of you will
boring m achines to m ake holes for Corvallis high school hi 1915 and
screws. His com pany beat the w as a successful teacher. She w as come back. Battles cannot be fought and won without
w orld’s record for speed in con alone in a light car w hich was
stru ctin g ships. The g ath erin g was speeding down an incline. The car loss, Life is so uncertain anyhow. We die and pass on
w as composed of very interesting, swerved into a ditch a t the side of without any particular notice, but should any of you fall,
capable, prosperous, p leasant and the road, turned a com plete som er
happy people, tho some m odestly sault and alighted on its wheels it will be remembered as long as the American nation sur
again, barling the young wom an to vives, and isn ’t that a better way to go over to the other
sh ran k from an interview .
O thers from a distance w ere Mr. her death.
side than to fuss around for a few years and then pass into
and Mrs. W. I.. W ells of Hulsey.
eternity and be memorized only by a few relatives and
Amid th e tow ering fir trees of the NARROW ESCAPE WHEN
city park, the m orning hours were
AUTO WHEEL BREAKS friends. But, we honestly believe that most of you will
spent in discussing events p ertain
ing to the family tree. Sw ings and
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. A lexander and come back and speed that day.
o ther pastim es were provided for son, Dell, had a narrow escape S un
So here’s to you, boys. Every man, woman and child
the younger m erry m akers.
At day night on retu rn in g from Albany
noon forty seven relativ es and w hen a wheel on the autom obile over here is behind you to the limit. W e’ll do our bit to
friends particip ated in tlie bounte broke, about ten m iles south of In see you thru. So on this glorious Fourth of July we greet
ous repast. The m eatless, w heat less dependence, am i the m achine tipped
you—fighters for democracy and humanity, that the best
comm otion about food w as dispen over. Mr. A lexander w as throw n
sed w ith an d an old tim e ante-bel out w ithout injury, but Dell, who nation on the face of the earth will forever remain free.
lum d in n er spread. Over the d inner w as driving, w as not so fortunate. You fellows are going to put it over and as a result of
table m any hum orous stories were He w ent over the wind shield with
told and m any toasts d ru n k to the some speed and three ribs w ere torn your sacrifices, an everlasting peace will be established
absent ones. D uring the afternoon, loose. Mrs. A lexander, as if by a jetween all nations.
ices w ere served a t in terv als to the m iracle, was not throw n out.
Miss Pickford is the greatest of the movie
EVERYBODY OVER HERE.
stars and is so recognized the world over and is
Tell The Post.
(Continued on Page 3.)
certainly at her best in “ The Little American,”
WOMAN’S DEFENSE COUNCIL
CHANGE AT POSTOFFICE;
a patriotic production for red-blooded Ameri
NEW CLERK ON DUTY
CHAIRMEN ARE APPOINTED
\ change of em ployees took place
at the postoffice M onday. C lerks J.
W. R ichardson and Miss Gladys Ir
vine retiring and Mrs. Homer Wood
beginning work. Mr. Richardson
has secured em ploym ent elsew here
and Miss Irvine has been promoted
inder the civil service to a position
n the A storia postoffice.
Mrs. Wood has become fam iliar
with the work in the postoffice and
will prove a valuable and popular
In fact, we are quite
■ sure th a t she will become so efficient
■ th at the (»ostinnster ra n leave her
| in charge and spent some of his tim e
a on the outside h u n tin g good places
to fish, etc.
is approaching and the far-sighted housewife
will this year above all others buy her require-
ments early, i
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—
Q u a r ts..............................
y2 G allons....................... $1.25 dozen
Zinc C a p s..........................
JOHNSON & COLLINS
The Inde|>endence C hairm an of
the W om an's Council of N ational
Defense has ap|>ointed the following
chairm an a t o ther school districts:
Oak Point—Miss Irene W illiam s
P ark er—Mrs. Jesse W alker
H ighland—Mrs. Will M orrison
These ladies are deeply interested
in the work and w ith com m unity
co-operation will m ak e excellent
RAY GROUND NO. ONE
IN POLK COUNTY DRAW
Ray Ground drew num ber one in
the d raft lottery last T hursday, his
num ber being the first of Polk
county's 21-year-olds to be pulled
from the I hjx in W ashington. As he
is greatly needed on the farm just
now, it is presum ed th at he will not
he placed in class one. O thers near
the top are Louis K. Brown of Air-
lie and Floyd W. W illiam s, Ray
m ond W ay and F.dwnrd W. Oliver of
No fireworks. See M ary Pickford.
RED CROSS AUXILIARY
ORGANIZED AT HIGHLAND
An en th u siastic au x iliary of
the Red Cross has been org an
ized at H ighland w ith Mrs. C. L.
, Bennett, ch airm an , Mrs. W. I. Mor
rison, vice ch airm an , and Miss Dean
secretary. The ladies belonging to
.th is unit are already sew ing at tim es
j that they possibly can and will he
j sure to m ake a good showing,
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WHITE FLOUR BACK
Commencing, Friday, July 5,
the sale of w hite flour w ill be
resum ed in Oregon on a fifty-
fifty basis. One pound of sub
stitute to every pound of w hite
cans. .It is very appropriate as a Fourth at
traction and after seeing it, one and all will be
more prouder that they are living in the great
est nation on the face of the earth and enjoying
the benefits of the freedom and liberty for which
Old Glory, our beloved Stars and Stripes, stands