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P O S T
AMERICA JAKES GOOD
A Semi-Weekly Newspaper.
published Twice a Week
at Independence, Polk County, Oregon, on
Tuesday and Friday
Entered as second-class matter March 26, 1918, at the postofflce at In
dependence, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Rates: $1.50 a Tear Strictly in Advance; Six Months
$1.00; Three months 50 cents. A ll subscriptions stopped at expiration.
Hoover’s Hopes Are Exceeded
Remarkable Results at End of Foot
Administration’s First Year Proves
Voluntary System Was No Mistake
— Confidence That People Will Co*,
tinue Patriotic Conservation Efforts
Is Fslt at Washington.
tore arising from tho war. and we feel
It our duty to Impress upon the Amer
ican people the fact that they should
endeavor to conserve food In a larger
measure, that we may supply the peo
ple of the Allied countries with the
things necessary to their sustenance.
There is no doubt that the people of
Great Britain and the Allied countries
are making untold sacrifices, more
than America realizes.’
Wheat and Meat Abroad.
“ In 1914 France produced 82 per
cent of her normal consumption of
wheat. In 1917 her production was
only 45 per cent. After deducting the
amount necessary for seed, it was es
timated that the 1917 production would
be but one-third of France's needs. It
must be remembered, too, that France
has always figured her needs on
different basis than ours. The French
people have never wasted food, conse
quently France's normal consumption
haa bwen Poetically identical with her
actual necessities. The ration of the
French soldiers has twice been cut,
and the soldier’s ration is never low
ered until the danger at home from
food, shortage is critical. Certain re
ports have been brought to this coun
try that there is plenty of meat in
France. These reports originated in
the fact that at one time it was neces
sary, because of the lack of feeds, to
slaughter large quantities of her dairy
cattle. The Immediate result was a
temporary glut of meat, but the final
result is that today France is on a
meat ration of one pound a week, in
cluding horse flesh.”
The man who knows the com
fort of a good-tasting chew
Plug every time. Lasts longer
than ordinary tobacco, too.
W. B. Ayer, Federal Food Admltna
trator for Oregon, earnestly directs
attention to some excerpts from a re
cent official summary, at the end ol
I f you can’t stop the profiteer in any other way, war tax ita first year's work, of the United
States Food Administration’s aims,
him to death.
methods and results. These excerpts
are given below:
10c a pouch— and worth it
“ When the U. S, Food Administra
Somebody has invented a rice pie which makes anohei
G ra vely latte t o mach longer it cotte
and mobilising America's food re
n o m o rt to chew than ordinary plug
thing the kaiser has to answer for on the day of reckoning. sources, there were three methods of
approach possible in handling the
P> B. Gravely Tobacco Company
problem, these methods of control be
It may be all a coincident but most of the white Hour ing rationing, high prices and volun
regulation in Oregon has been in the interest of the^big
The Three Systems.
mills and against the small ones.
"The introduction of rationing Into
this country would havs resulted in
an inevitable re-action. It would also
Eugene Debs has been indicted. ’Gene should have mean a tremendous expenditure. On
the basis of the rationing system
W ill the kaiser get to Paris with his brutal Prussian
waited until after the war to say his little piece. Then, adopted
by European countries for
blight ? W ill he put the brilliant Frenchmen to an ig-
everybody can go to it, and warp the paint off the ship of certain staple foods, it would require
$4,800,000 a year for the printing of
gnominious flight? W ill he dominate the city from the
state if they so desire.
the necessary ration cards, it would
boulevard and air? Ask the plucky little poilu and he’ll
demand one official for every 1,000
answer you “ N eviare” !
families to take gars of diatrlbution
The whole world, with the exception of the Hun and under this system: in fact, on the
W ill the Kaiser get to London with his cursed kultur
European basis, about $45,000,000 a
his allies, celebrated the Fourth of July this year. W e year
W ill he break the sturdy Briton with his terror
would be required to administer
izing deed ? W ill he undermine the empire by conspiracy
are neither a prophet or the son of a prophet, but we give
"Control of consumption by high
and plot ? Ask the daring little Tommy and he’ll answer
the Hun just two years to get into the band wagon and prices wa* obviously too unfair to
“ Bally ro t!”
merit consideration in such a country
celebrate it too.
as ours, meaning as it must, conserva
W ill the kaiser get to Gotham with his submarine and
It’s Up to Us.
tion for the rich at the expense of the
W ill he yank the yank from Yankee and extermi
"Germany’s war of starvation is a
Maybe, the government finds it quite necessary to have poor.
'The voluntary syatem, baaed upon challenge most of ail to America," nate his pep? W ill he batter down Old Glory with ex
so much ‘ red tape’ in view of a decided tendency on the education and publicity (the third al says a Food Administration Bulletin. plosive shot and shell? Ask the gritty little Sammy and
ternative), was selected because of “ Against Germany’s lust for dominion,
part of a large number of its citizens to “ beat” the gov the moderate expense involved, and America's purpose is to establish the he’ll answer you, “ Like hell.”
of nations. Against destruc
ernment at every opportunity. It seems to be quite prop because of tkq opportunity it afforded society
to use the great desire of loyal Amer tion, America's aim is healing. Against
Jeff Not On the Job
mast»ry, America’s Ideal is service.
er to pull Unde Sam’s ldg for every conceivable object icans to serve their country.
"W e cannot surpass the steadfast
(Benton County Courier.)
ever thought of.
The results of the voluntary control ness of Britain, the oourage of Italy,
that Jeff Baldwin won’t show a warm
of food have been enormous. The sur toe esaltation of Franoe.
trail just at this stage of the game when initiative
plus of the 1917 1$ wheat crop, baaed
The draft law has been a great incentive to promote on
normal consumption, would have ism, in endurance, in fortitude. Our petitions
are being circulated to put an extra
connubial bliss. Young men, who have been placed in a been 20.1)04 009 bushel« If the present force in battle, though it may be de mill tax on the state to raise $900,000 to pay the state po
rate of saving by the American people
deferred class because of a dependent wife, are not taking eontinues,
“ We can hope to contribute most to lice and leave a half a million or so for the emergency
we shall be able to deliver
tha common cause from our larger
any chances on the wife going back on them. They are
board to (lodge the six per cent tax limitation law
170,000,000 bushels of wheat, of which resources. To relieve desperate pri
even leading the object o f their renewed affection to a 150,009,099 wtH represent the volun vation. America caa supply feod.
"Giving up wheat Is a little thing
tary savings of the American people.
Jeff should show himself. Last we heard of him was
soda fountain upon the slightest provocation.
This delivery of wheat has enabled the compared to their death struggle— in that the state police had him cornered between the Ben
Allies te meet the more immediate which our soldiers are splendidly
ton county line and the ocean, and when a convict is be
and pressing bread needs of their peo sharing.
When is the war going to end? Not so very far away. pie.
"A little thing—yet we can do It
and to keep up the bread ration
tween the devil and the deep blue sea, lie should play the
with greatness of spirit. Supporting
W ith a million American soldiers in France and more ar of their soldiers.
As to our exports of meat, tho re
riving on every ship, makes it quite impossible for the sults of conservation are even more service to humanity, it is in America’s
.Jeff should show a leg.
power to defeat forever the passion of
Huns to come West. The Italians have recently knocked remarkable. The analysis of figures conquest.
in regard to hoge indicates that we
Folks and Foibles
"Now is the hour of testing. Wheat
the word “ dago” out of the American vocabulary by deal were $.099.000 to 7.000.000 hogs short
when the conservation campaign was is the test."
y Claude Callun.)
ing tin* Austrians a stunning blow and all thru the Aus •timed. Before the war, the average
her parents only four days when
Give the Children Milk.
trian empire there are riots, rebellion and demands for ootbly export of bog producta was
come home. “ You are not go
•boat $0.004.000 pounds. In March.
Milk Is one of the most Important
peace at any price. For tin* first time since the war be 1918, « • exported 299,000.000 pounds food
sources the human race pos ing,” Mrs. Pepper said when Ora told her what was in
gan, a Hun of the ruling class has publicly admitted the and oao see our way clear, with the sesses. For the proper nourishment the letter. “ You are going to stay two weeks, and you
preaoBt saving and production, to go
the child, it is sbgolutsly indispen
possibility of defeat, and the peace party in Germany is forward at this rate for au indefinite of
sable and its use should be kept up in just sit down and write him a letter and tell him you are
period. Before 1914. we were export the diet as long as possible. Not only
getting bolder and stronger and are arousing the people ing
not coming.” Ora said she would have to go. She wanted
from 1.000.099 to 9,000.000 pounds does it contain all the essential food
beef per mouth
After the Euro elements in the most available form to stay with her parents, but she was glad Arthur thought
to oppose a continuance of the war. The Turks ami Bul-
pi an war began, there was an in
garians have been willing to quit for some time. About crease to about 2$,600.000 per month. for readjf digestion, but the recent enough of her and the baby to want them to hurry home.
scientific discoveries show it to be es When Ora told her mother she would leave the next morn
all there is left to lick is the kaiser, crown prince and Now, we aro exporting at the rate of pecially rich in certain‘ peculiar prop
130,000,400 pounds of beef per month erties that alone render* growth pos ing, Mrs. Pepper left the room.
She didn’t say another
and. with the continuation of conser sible.
word to Ora for more than au hour and she didn’t touch
vation and production, there is no
the baby again until Ora brought the little fellow to her
reason to anticipate a material reduc
It is not enough to take off your hat
tion in these figures.
J E L L Y , JU IC E S A N D JA M
and asked her to hold him. Mrs. Pepper was not mad
to the flag—take off your coat and
Great Offensive Needed.
but she was hurt and that evening she said to Mr. Pepper:
“ The winning of the war depends
1‘ RESIDE N T W A S G1 i A TE F U L
Upon the development of great offen those preparations, do something use “ I think Arthur ought to consider somebody besides him
sive strength on the part of the United ful for America and her cause.
self. He has Ora all the time, and 1 think he ought to let
(.Jewell, Kan., Republican.)
Slates. This offensive must include
her stay with us two weeks. Ora makes a mistake when
A Hiawatha woman is proud to tell that slie once sang ■hips. men. supplies and food. With
lets Arthur have his own way about everything. She
RESULTS FIRST YEAR OF
for president McKinley, and that when she quit he thank-
there ie a accessary decrease in our
to have written him that she was not coming home
ed lie r.
until she got her visit out. I f she would assert herself
bound to vary with seasonal condi
+ Preliminary Work Began May
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor.
A L W A Y S H A N D Y A D Y IC E
(Tennyson J. Daft.)
Hitch your wagon to star,
Fix your gaze on things afar,
Crack your whip with ringing shout,
But do not leave vour endgate out.
A P L A IN P A T R IO T IC S T A T E M E N T
(Sign in a Tonopali, Arizona, restaurant.)
Use only one lump of sugar in your
coffee. Stir like Ill’l l , l*>r we don’t
mind the noise.
A L IT T L E G IR L ’S Q U E STIO N
“ Papa, which do you love the best, Jesus or President
IN TH E “ B ETTER B A B IE S ” C A M P A IG N
Many babies are weighed and their parents found
PREACHERS, A T T E N T IO N !
This is the season when the most popular preacher is he
who can say it the quickest.
ABOU T T H E HEN CROSSING TH E ROAD
(Kansas City Star.)
A hen wants to cross the road in front of a fast motor
car for the same reason she wants to cross at any other
time, only the notion strikes her quicker.
“ The only safe procedure for us and t
for the Alifee is to provide enormous £
reserve stocks of staple foods, both +
here and in Europe, to meet any emer
gency which may arise. In a later
, period of the war. to have to stop in
a critical phase of it la order to put
uuilsual emphasis upon agricultural
I production, might be fatal te our final
"There must be no let-down in the
program of conservation until the new
Heartened by our success
and by tbs spirit of devotion and self-
sacrifice shown by the American peo-
1 pie, we must go ahead more than ever
convinced of our responsibility to
those who fight with us and to thoss
■ ■fortunate peoples who look to us
■a the one saure« of the food supply
necessary to kaap them from destruc
In France and England.
"Ths Americas Labor Mission just
barns from London, was appointed by
President Wilson to make a study of
conditions in England and FYancs. Of
Its nineteen members, nine are from
the Amertaan Federation of Labor,
two of whom axe wemen. The others
raprestat every social element of tha
American people This mission made
a sompreheaslve study of conditions
Is t$o Allied countries, sad before
*h»vfgg Lesdan for America, issoed
landtag la Ba«taad. »II «sas
knag at m g mm mitt .# have riatta* a I I
M ak ar at onte, and latarriswst a
« m S* ^7*-^of
Food Control Act passed August
W HEAT EXPORTS (since July
Estimated surplus for export,
Actual shipments to June, 120,-
Ordinary rate one to two mil
lion pounds monthly. A
Largest single month this year.
Ordinary rate, SO.000.000 lbs.
Largest month this year, 308.-
PRICE OF FLOUR (Minneapo
One year ago. $19.75 a barrel
Present price, $9 80 per barrel.
PRICE MARGIN*(between farm
er's wheat and flour made
One year ago the difference
once it would be a good thing for both of them. She ought
to tell him that she doesn’t owe everything to him. She
ought to tell him that she owes something to the mother
that raised her.” Mr. Pepper was lmi’t because Ora was
going back so soon, but after remaining silent for a few
seconds he said to his wife: “ Arthur shouldn’t have writ- ,
ten for her to come back before she had much more than
gotten into the house, but it isn’t any worse than I did the
first time Von went home to visit your mamma.” Mrs.
Pepper thought of that visit for a moment and then said:
“ You sent for me when I had been there only three days,
¡didn’t you? And the worst part of it was that I (was
! foolish enough to come.”
The independence National Bank
A Successful Business Oareer of
w a s $5.«$.
Present date the difference ta
IN GENERAL: To the farmer
going to market, 27 per cent
more than laet sammer; to
the houaewtfe harlag in mar
hot. 18 per ceat lacs than laat
And the Allies have keen sus
INTEREST PAID ON TIME
Officers and Directors
H. Hirsckberg, Pres.
D. W. Sears, V. P.
W. S. Kurre, Cashier
W. H. Walker
I. A. Allen
0. D. ButWr