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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1918)
T he P olk C ounty P ost
CITY BIDS FOR
(TWICE A WEEK.)
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918.
Each American soldier in
France will be allowed to re
ceive oqe Christmas package,
providing certain rules are com
plied with, and the package is
mailed before Nov. 1.
The city of Independence will vote
upon a new charter on Wednesday,
October 16. Copies of the same have
bfeen printed and distributed. The DEAN BAUGHMAN HAS
polls will open at nine and close at
There is no great difference be
Le Foyer Du Soldat, Union
tween the new charter and the one
Franco-Américaine, Sept. 12—
under which the city is governed at
present. Other than to extend the As I have returned to the place from
tenure of office of officials and where I wrote you last, I will drop
change the date of election to com you a few lines.
ply with the state law, the two char 1 received twelve letters and one
ters, except in a few minor matters, post card a fetv days ago. I sure was
are identical, as fftr as governing glad to get them. This is the first
functions are concerned. All city time I have had time to write since
officials will continue to be elected getting them. 1 stqqtose by this time
by the people at large.
you are beginning to get mine.
Should the new charter be adopted As I told you before we are up
next Wednesday, an entire new set near the front. On the 7th. a detail
of officers will j>e elected at the No of about fifty men were sent o u t We
went up to wihin 500 yards of the
trenches and built some concrete
RUSSELL BROWN, 6, SHOT
water tanks. We were camped in
BY WILLIE MARQUETTE, 8 a certain noted woods, which you
no doubt have read about and which
Russell Brown, a six-year-old boy, now are hardly more titan under
the son of Lester Brown of Pedee, brush. We slept in our little shelter
was shot and fatally wounded one halves in the rain. It rained all the
day last week by Willjp Marquette, time we were there through the day
a schoolmate two years older.
and we- did our work after night.
A number of youngsters were on Was through two gas attacks and
their way home from school and ac was chased to dugouts by shells
cording to the version of the chil every ten minutes all through one
dren, young Marquette stopped ot night. Oh, I have listened to it all
his home and brought out a twenty- and have seen it-all. I was very
two rifle and ordered the Brown boy glad to leave there last night.
to carry his coat. The Brown boy We left on the narrow gauge and
refused to do it, and the Marquette the engine ran out of water so we
bov shot him.
had to walk back through the rain
and mud. The, description I gave
you of the rifle range at Ft. Myer,
BRINGING BACK MEMORIES Va., last Spring won't near come up
(Polk County Observer.)
to the conditions we were under.
Auto to Independence Satur When I got in last night to my billet
day night—just like you used I was just steaming. I built a fire
to—but for another purpose.
in the fire place and put on dry
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The Change in the
Women of Jaggerville
(By Claude Callan.)
Before the summer of 1900 the women of Jaggerville
felt that they had little to live for except their husbands
and children. For many years the two old merchants of
tile town had sold remnants at reduced prices, but it took
so long to sell a bolt of goods that the merchants had few
remnants to offer to the public. But in the summer of
1900 one of the merchants had a big sale—the first ever
held in dear old Jaggerville. He announced in a big ad in
the Jaggerville newspaper that the entire stock would be
offered for sale at far below wholesale cost. The evening
before the sale most of the wives-told their husbands they
didn’t care much about it, but they said they were going
down just to see if the store really would sell things as
cheap as they were advertised. Even the morning of the
sale Mrs. Applecrab said she was not going until she got
her dishes washed and the house cleaned, but when she
saw other women going toward town she decided to let
the housework go.
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By 10 o’clock the store was full. The merchant bail a
large phonograph to furnish music for the occasion, and
it made so much noise that many of the babies quit trying
to cry, but a few held out. Aunt Sister has always thot
more of her husband than she has of herself, and the first
thing she bought was a stiff w^ite shirt for Uncle Craven.
She no doubt knew he never would wear it, but it was of
fered at such a bargain that she thought she had better
get it, Mrs. Featherstitcher brought only a dollar to the
sale, but she went back home and got the money she had
been saving to have a front porch built. Mrs. Pepper
bought a bolt of calico that was faded at both ends. She
carried this in one hand and in the other hand she had a
number of things that still belonged to the store. She was
carrying them around with her to keep the other women
from buying them until she could see if there was any
thing else in the store she would rather have. Mrs. Grist-
hopper sent Susie for Mr. Gristhopper while she stood
guard over a suit of clothes she wanted him to try on. The
men of the town walked in front of the store, looked in and
laughed. They did not know whajt the sale meant.
From that day the wives of Jaggerville were not the
same women. Th$y were no longer willing to stay at
home year in and year out. A new world was opened to
them. They still loved their husbands, their children and
their homes, but the men folks could no longer lead idle
lives. They had to get o4ut and hustle so the women would
Tie ready for the next big sale.
WOMEN AND THE WAR
By MRS. HENRY P. DAVISON
ETTERS frorrffcpur boys in The trenches and
from the women in canteen and other
war work, all bring to us the same mes
sage— ^E N D US NEWS FROM HOME.
World news is all right, but <^UR BOYS
want NEWS OF THIS TOWN. They want
the home newspaper. Publishers are prevented
from sending their papers free to anyone, even
boys in the service. Consequently a national
movement has been started by Col. William
Boyce Thompson of New York, who is acting
as President of the Home Paper Service of
America to give the boys what they are calling
for. Every community is joining the movement.
Send to the publisher of this newspaper
whatever amount of money you can—5
cents or $50.00. We will publish a list
each week of those contributing, and the
Every cent received will be used to send
this paper to our boys at the front. If at
the end of the w ar, there is any surplus, it
will be turned over to the local Red Cross
There is no profit in this to the publisher—
even in normal times, subscriptions are not soKd
at a profit. With war prices prevailing, and the
high rate of postage on papers sent to France,
our cost will scarcely be covered by our full
Remember that over in France, some brave
soldier or sailor from this town—perhaps even
some splendid woman working within sound of
the guns—is depending on you to “KEEP THE
HOME LOVE KINDLED.”
They are calling to YOU from “ Over There'
GIVE WHAT-YOU CAN
Hostess Houses in the military
camps all over the country are one
W o r k Council’s
are placed at the
entrance to the
cantonments f o r
the use of women
visiting their sol
dier relatives. So
necessary h a v e
these proved that
t e n t s and bor
rowed 100ms were
pressed into use
until houses could
t h e Association
rooms in the near
est town w e r e
ily Into hostess houses.
“We put jp an extya cot,” re
ported one western secretary, who re
turned to tell the War Work Coun
cil the special needs of dier commun
ity, “ for an old Lithuanian mother
who came a hundred miles to see her
bov In camp. She cannot apeak a
word of English and she hag to have
her old hlack pipe every hour. But
her boy loves her.
“ Another charge bestowed upon us
is the girl-wife of a ‘bootlegger’ ar
rested for selling whisky to soldiers.
He was wild with anxiety about her
till we said we would look after her.
“ A thirteen-year-old imp has Just
been turned over to our care. She
ran away from * convent, and, be
ing adventurous, made straight for
Any hostess can tell you heart
breaking stories of times when the
hostess house haa been the refuge
of stricken women. She can tell you
also of incidents when the hostess
house has brought about a happy end
Prayers of gratitude for the Host
ess House are murmured every night
in many towns by women%who are of
no particular Importance to any one
except to some man In the army—
and to God.
The commandants of the camps are
as appreciative of the hostess houses
as is the most forlorn woman. No
house Is erected except at the direct
request of the conynandlng officer.
Fifty-fdur houses are now In use,
others are being built as fast as lum
her and carpenters can be secured.
Each house has Its Individuality.
The plans for the building at Camp
Gor“ion, Atlanta, Georgia, were re
drawn by Miss Kay Kellogg In order
to save three magnificent oak trees.
A fine old Southern mansion secured
for the Young Women’s Christian As
sociation headquarters at Petersburg,
Virginia, is as popular with the sol
diers from Camp Lee as Is the official
The hostess houses serve the entire
The work with girls is one of the
most important functions of the Way I
Work Council. It deals with all kinds i
of work with girls. Girls in small j
towns, in cities, In country villages ,
and in the great manufacturing cen
ters are all touched by the unusual i
conditions of a country in a state of
war preparation. Their patriotism
may urge them toward unexpected pit j
falls. Their very enthusiasm leads |
them into danger.
HOME MADE BEER PROVES
EXPENSIVE FOR WOMAN
A Corvallis woman a fe>v .lays ago
was arrested for violation of tlie . .1 pfm ...
hi hit ion law, it Iteing alleged that
she made a good grade of beer at her
home. She plead guilty and was
fined $250. Little breweries at home
|h a| ro>|t $250
too ,.x,„.u*ive for
most mortals to afford,
Let us see th at our boys sure not forgotten.
Treasurer War Work Council
National Board Y . W. C.
LIBERTY O it C M M
D IS « GREAT SUCCESS
SOON BACK TO NORMAL
The Post, thru unavoidable
circumstances, has missed seve
ral of its Tuesday issues. We
are glad to say that they will he
resumed in the vdVy near future
and The Post will appear twice-
a-week promptly on time.
All Independence is rejoicing over
the splendid success of the big Lib
erty Day Carnival which wus given
Saturday night hy the Civic Club
HOW MANY OLD TIMERS
and Liberty Chorus for the beitom
REMEMBER THIS INCIDENT? of tile Red Cross and Community
Service Flag funds. ,
(From the Portland Oregonian of Ttie whole affair from start to fin
October 1(1, 1868.)
ish was a success in every respect.
Th trustees of Monmouth College Every business man in town decor
(Polk County) have completed the ated his sanctum and guve the oc
sale of scholarships for that institu casion a festive appearance. The
tion and have realized from that common remark heard was “1 didn't
source some #20,000. This school know Iiidependem e was so wide
will commence this year on the 12th awake. This should be a lesson to
day of this mouth, with Profeasor show what we can do when a com-
A. D. Until- as principal.
! munity spirit prevails and all work
I in harmony.
MORE NURSES ARE NEEDED;
The ctifeteru dinner was satisfy
SECOND APPEAL IS MADE ing to the inner man and brought
j $ 132.5(1» The Pythian salad, the Civ-
It appears that not enough volun , ic. Club weinies, the Woodcraft Cir
teer nurses were obtained in the cle baked beaus, the Altar Society
campaign of several weeks ago and : sandwiches, the Camp Fire cakes,
more are asked for. Misses Padline ! (lie good old Methodist pies, the
Stapleton and Ora Fenton entered I Needlecraft and Eldridge cream, the
that branch of the service at that Christian Church Circle coffee made
time, and if there are any other a meal fit for any good old patriotic
pialificd young ladies here who citizen.
would like to do the same, they Tiie general • committee for the
should consult with Mrs. Clyde Eck- cufeteru.dinner included Mrs. .1. S-
er, local chairman, at once.
Cooper, Mrs. S. E. Owen, Mrs. .1. E.
Uiihlmrd and Mrs. Sherman Hays,
PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING
and then a sub-committee from each
OCCURS IN INDEPENDENCE organization completed the plans
and served (he dinner.
A very pretty church wedding oc Following the dinner the Liberty,
curred in Independence on Saturday parade held attention. First, came
Oct. 5 when Miss Ellen E. O'Donnell the G. A. R. fib' and drum corps. The
of Portland and Frank S. McCroady heroes of 'til marched as proudly as
of Corvallis were united in the holy do the hoys of the present war* the
bonds of matrimony by Dr. J. B. N Home Guards commanded hy Cap
Bell. Mrs. M. .1. Butler sang, “I tain Stidd made a splendid showing;
Love You Truly" and Miss Mahle a squad of the Red Cross Indies in
Ground played a program of wed official costume, who W'ere not otli-
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THE IDEAL PRQTRAY0R OF WAIF LIFE
The story of a waif of an alley, who in spite of
poverty, Jiardship and ignorance, rose above her
kind and made and created more than her share
of the world’s sunshine. A vivid picture of a
life that can only be realistically portrayed by a
few of which Miss Pennington is one.
Coming October 24, the great war picture,
“ CRASHING THROUGH TO BERLIN.”
SATURDAY NIGHT’S “ BLUEBIRD”
ONE OF THE BEST THAT’S BEEN HERE.
DON’T MISS IT!