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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View This Issue
T he P olk C ounty P ost
(TWICE A WEEK.)
INDEPENDENCE SINGS AS
LIBERTY BELL RINGS
Oregon’s Zero Hour
ONE 8POON, PLEASE.
Make one spoon of sugar
9 o’clock Sept. 28
Do the work o f two.
Independence singers and patri
otic citizens joined with millions of
other singers in the National Com
munity Sing Tuesday evening.
The crowd congregated on the
Williams Drug Co. corner and thru
Mr. Williams’ kindness, one of his
handsome pianos was used for the
occasion, Miss Opal McDevitt play
ing. The patriotic airs included
“America" and the "Star Spangled
Banner.” The singing was led by
Mrs. G. W. Conkey while the Stars
and Stripes floated in the breezes.
While the old Liberty Bell in
Philadelphia pealed one stroke for
every state in the Union, patriotic
Independence felt that it was com
plying with the nation wide
movement and keeping apace with
the spirit of the times.
Keep the program going
m n m m ; i i u t i n i i u ! i i i i i i i M » n u i n i mlrT
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
ALL KIDDIES ARE TO BE
CIVIC LEAGUE CALLED
WEIGHED AND MEASURED
Fall and Winter Hats
SEPT. 4 ,1 9 1 8
EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE OPENING AND INSPECT OUR GOODS.
(tRE SURE TO FIND THE PRICES AS REASON
ABLE AS ANYW HERE IN THE STATE
MAIN STREET MILLINER
LT. RALF FLOYD
Yesterday's papers cleared up the
The Independence and Mon
month railroad will discontinue
all train service on next Sun-
Jay. Sept. 1 until further notice.
Until the war Is through.
‘ ‘z e - z c i r r e j i
WELL KNOWN YOUNG PEOPLE
o fv ,A h l T U
WERE MARRIED SUNDAY
the battles in
A simple but pretty wedding was France is to
solemnized at the home of Mrs. M.
have its coun
A. Robinson last Sunday when her
daughter, Ella, was given in mar
riage to Mr. John Donaldson just at campaign o f
high noon. Dr. H. C. Dunsmore read the
the marriage vows in the presence Liberty Loan'
of only immediate relatives of the
The bride wore a simple but be
coming wedding gown of soft white France
Following the service a dainty
an hour, or
wedding breakfast was served to the
gathering, after which the newly minutes o f an
FIFTEEN CALLED; GO TO
left for a week’s visit at Sea hour.
CAMP LEWIS NEXT WEEK
side. The bride's going away suit
t i me is
The following fifteen men have was of black and white with acres
known as the
been selected by the Polk county sories to match.
Mrs. Donaldson has grown to “ zero hour”
draft board for the first September
contingent to be sent to Camp Lewis womanhood here and is popular in and is a se
lodge and business circles. She has cret
some time next week:
host of friends who wish that her guarded
Wilford M. Bancroft, Falls City.
happiness may be unbounded and
Delbert Springsteen, Dallas.
that life’s greatest joys have just
Delmar Versteeg, Salem.
h e a d s . All
Henry Oherson, Independence.
Lee McKinsey, Independence.
steady substantial business habits troops and all
Fred J. Kayser, Dallas.
and is at present with the Hibbs
Edward L. Preston, Dallas.
action is bas-i
Harry Yocum, Amity.
Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson will make ed on time calculations made from the ‘ ‘ zero mark” . A
Ellis Breeden, Airlie.
their home in Independence.
certain infantry receives instructions to take a certain
Dolph Bevens, Airlie.
James F. McNellis. Buena Vista.
objective at so many minutes past the zero hour. In that
Peter C. Reimer, Dallas.
way a whole campaign can be worked out in detail, with
REGISTERED FOR SERVICE
Van B. Sears, Ballston.
all commanders fully aware o f their relation to other
Wayne Hanna, Independence.
The following young men register movements, waiting only the secret which is the key to
Edwin Ziegler, Airlie.
ed in Polk county last Saturday, the whole movement.
having reached the age of 21 since
SOUTH POLK COUNTY GOING
Oregon’s “ zero hour” for the next Liberty Loan is nine
INTO THE GAME RESERVE June 5:
September 28. This is to be the watchword of the
Louis \V. Anderson, Dallas.
Carl Glenford Brown, Monmouth. whole drive and thru voluntary subscriptions this state is
Farmers living south of Independ
expected to have attained all objectives and again be
Ernest L. Chown, Independence.
ence are putting their farms in the
John J. Derksen, Dallas.
■ game reserve which stmts out all
“ over the to p ” first by nine o ’clock o f the day when other
George Elbert, Salem.
hunting on their premises. Jt is
states will just be getting into action.
Leslie E. Griffin, Gaston.
said that nearly all the territory ip
County managers and committee men in their recent
Alexander E. Gage, Dallas.
Polk county south of Independence
in Portland decided that it could be done; that all
is now protected and the China
Jesse E. Johnston, Dallas.
pheasants living in that section may
Oregon needed was? to bo told how much Uncle Sam need
Earl D. McNeil, Monmouth.
enjoy five years of pence and safety,
ed, and how badly he needed it, and its patriotic citizens
Ted B. McKenzie, Airlie.
undisturbed by the hunter's gun.
would each do their part so willingly that the effort of so
James H. Sohn, Salem,
liciting committees would not be needed.
Herman D. VViebe, Portland.
• NOT ALWAYS SO PARTICULAR *
Symbolizing this whole scheme, state headquarters has
Concerning one individual * A. PARKER RE APPOINTED
sent to The Post a graphic interpellation o f the spirit of
* who is complaining about the •
the campaign. It is a small clock with the “ zero hour”
* girls wearing men’s garb, we *
o ’clock pointed out by the hands.
Archie G. Parker has been re-ap-
• have had it tipped off to us *
the top, a soldier in an expression o f grim determin
* that once upon a time the * pointed postmaster at Monmouth,
* same party paid good money * the reward for four years of faithful ation brings home the spirit o f accomplishment while at
• to see a bunch of girls who • and obliging service.
the bottom is Uncle Sam, confidently looking at the time
V. G. Fiske has also been re-ap
• didn't have men’s clothes on. *
indicated. It is up to Oregon to see that he is not disap
pointed at Dallas.
STATE C A M PA IG N P U B L IC IT Y COM M ITTEE
FO U RTH L IB E R T Y LOAN.
I W ILL HAVE
TRAIN SERVICE ANNULLED
A special meeting of the Civic
Mothers having children between
League will be held at the public the ages of six months atul six years
library next Monday afternoon at are requested to bring them to the
Independence opera house next
This meeting is called at this time Wednesday, Sept. 4, for the final test
to elect delegates to the State Feder of weighing and measuring. This
ation which will be held in Portland call is not made by the town, the
Sept. 17 to 20. All members and county or the state, but by the Fed
those expecting to become members eral Government and it is expected
are urged to be present at this time. that every one will keep the date in
The Federation is called a month mind.
A complete committee with all the
earlier this year on account of the
Fourth Liberty Loan drive being set necessary equipment will have
for Sept. 28 to Oct. 20 and many of charge of the work and capable sec
the standing committees of the Fed retaries will be present to list the
eration are workers for the Liberty tests. Mothers are requested to bring
Loan. Another advantage in hold the cards that were left when the
ing the convention at the beginning committee called. Work will begin
of the year's work of all clubs is that at 10 o’clock in the morning and
they will be able to return home and there will be enough workers to
incorporate in their plans the sug keep things moving at a fast clip.
gestions of the standing committees This call includes Independence,
Highland and Oak Point. Parker
and the convention.
A meeting of the executive board babies have already been weighed
of the League was held Tuesday af and measured.
Don’t forget this is a government
ternoon for the purpose of discuss
ing plans for the coming year. Some movement and keep the date in
new features will be added to the mind: Wednesday Sept. 4, 10 o’
Club and a splendid year's work is clock.
DR. O. I). BUTLER,
hoped for. All departments will co
Chairman Child Welfare Dept.
MRS. CLYDE ECKF.R,
The executive hoard includes Mrs.
Chairman Woman's Committee
Clyde F.cker, president; Mrs. O. D.
Council of Defense.
Butler, first vice president; Mrs.
Verrl Hill, 2nd. vice president; Mrs.
K. C. Eldridge, secretary; Mrs. J. S. ! W. S. Dalhier of Oakland, Cal., is
Cooper, financial secretary; Mrs. G. \ here visiting his cousins, Mrs. J. S.
W. Conkey, treasurer; Mrs. S. E. Bohannon and Mrs. F. A. Spurr. Mr.
Owen, Mrs. Sherman Hays, Mrs. 3. Dalhier came to Portland to aUend
j the G. A. R. reunion.
mystery concerning the fate of
W . C. T. U. CO. CONVENTION
TO BE HELD HERE TUESDAY Lieutenant Ralf A. Floyd reported
missing in fiction two weeks fi^o.
The young man is in the hands of
the Germans as a war prisoner and
has been locuted at Karlsruhe.
The news was gludlv i-o/'.qved j,y
Half’s parents and his friends in In
About the only way an aviator
can be captured is to descend behind
the ¿nemy lines by mistake or be
cause of “ship" troubles.
1 hru the Red Cross prisoners of
war are allowed to communicate
with relatives and also to receive
letters from them. Food may also
be sent in the same way.
The W. C. T. U. county convention
will he held in Independence Tues
day and a large number is expected
The opening session will be held
at 10:30 a. m. and will consist of
devotional exercises, singing and ep-
pointment of committees.
Following is the program in the
Reports of secretary and treasurer.
Address, “ How Best Can We Keep
the Standards of Morals in Our Com
munity” by Rev. T. I). Yarnes.
Solo by Mrs. McKenzie.
Address by Mrs. Amelia Morrison.
(Karlsruhe is on the East side of
Reading by Mrs. Carrie Smiley.
the Rhine in the country of Wurten-
Election of Officers.
berg in southern Germany. It is di
rectly east of Paris and is 70 miles
from the French boundary.)
“LEE AND MACK” FAVORED
BY MISS HILDA HOPS
HOME ON A FURLOUGH
Portland, Aug. 25—To The Post—
I’m tlie maiden who in picking hops,
puts in the leaves and all the tops;
if Lee or Mack no picker stops, I’ll
soon be there to shake their hops;
we’ll stop on high until it pops—that
is Lee or Muck and
P. S. I’ll see you at the show, Ross.
MARTIN PRATHER MARRIES
Martin Prather, a popular Buena
Vista young man, in the radio ser
vice of the good old U. S. A'., and
Miss Alma Howard, a very charming
young lady living at Lebanon, were
married at Albany Monday. Martin
was home on a furlough to help with
the farm work and combined matri
mony with threshing. May their
lives be full of joy and happiness is
the wish of their many friends.
NAME MUST APPEAR
The Post will not publish any
communications for or against
the new city charter unless the
author signs his name so the
same can be published.
The Americans, French, English
and Italians are still going toward
Berlin about throe stops behind the
Hans— but Its yet a long ways to go
and tough travelling at times.
J. L. Lasky
'T H E WOMAN
GOD FO RG O T’
CECIL B. D ’MILLES GREAT PRODUCTION
SATURDAY NIGH T’S “ BLUEBIRD”
F R A N K L Y N F A RN U M
in “ THE E M P T Y C A B .”