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P O L K
T H E
C O U N T Y
A Semi We a k l y Newspaper.
Publ i shed
T wi c e
a We e k
et Independence, Po l k County,
Tuesday and Fr i day
HOW YOUR MONEY
UNITED WAR FUND
WILL HELP “BOYS’ SURE TO
of Seven Even End of Hostilities Would Chairmen of Organization Also
Not Change This.
Great Welfare Organizations.
Entered as Second-class matter March 26, 1918, at the postofflce at In
dependence, Oregon, under the Act of March 3,1879.
•B O Y -
Though the war should cease 1 »
Citizens of Oregon, In the week of
Following are the official quotas of
Subscription R atos: $1.5« a Y e a r S trictly in A d van ce; S i* Months November 11-18, will respond to the mediately it is said that every cent of each county In the United War Work (Conducted by National Council o f the Boy
Scouts o f Am erica.)
11.00; Throo months 50 cents. A U subscriptions stopped at expiration.
« * “ of the United War Work Casspaign the 3170,500,000 sought in the United Campaign, week of November 11, chair
1 for funds to make happy and effective War Work campaign In the United man of each county and his address
the fighting men of the Nation. That States, for the seven approved organ
Baker county, 318,650, J. F. O’Bryant, WHAT SCOUTING REALLY IS
the citizens will uphold the common izations ministering to the American Baker, Oregoa; Benton county, 310,600,
C L Y D E T. ECKER, Editor.
wealth’s notable record in doing its fighters, will be needed juat the same. W. E Kyler, Corvallis; Clackamas
Scouting isr the process o f making
ahare to win the war is taken for
This la the word of leaders of the county, 326,700, A. C. Howland, Oregon real men out o f real boys, by a real
fund-raising campaign and their ex City; Clatnop, 320,650, B. F. Stone, program which works.
Leave it to Wilson. Let the President name the terms stood.
planation is easily comprehended. In Astoria; Columbia, 310,350, Charles
Scouting is a happy, wholesome,
of peace. I f he does so, the world will be assured of a set Oregon’s quota .in the joint drive of the first place, it has been officially Wheeler, St, Helens; Coos, 318,150, ■worthwhile,
the seven great organizations doing estimated that 18 months to two years Charles Hall, Marnhfield; Crook, 34,
Scouting is a huge, splendidly or
tlement that will not only eliminate Hun militarism, but war service work is 3770,000. Presi must elapse before all the American
150, W. F. King, Prinevllle; Curry, ganized game, a progressive game. It
militarism under any other name will find no fertile soil dent Wilson authorized this united boys can be returned from foreign 32,550, Hardy T. Stewart, Port Orford; gets somewhere.
drive and named the participating soil. There are the men of many other Deschutes, 36,500, T. H. Foley, Bend
Scouting is more than a game. It
in any country.
bodies. The purposes for which the countries to be transported home when Douglas, 318,400, Hon. O. P. Coshaw,
teaches signaling and first aid and
funds are needed and to which they
Roseburg; Gilliam, 36,600, D. R. Parker, fire fighting and outdoor cookery and
are dedicated are vital to the war's for use of the Yankee* will be limited. Condon; Grant, 36,500, C. D. Tyler,
a host o f other useful and important
A frantic appeal is being made to re-elect Mr. Hawley success.
Then there is also the faot that thoa John Day; Harney, 36,500, I. S. Geer,
things. It teaches also self-reliance
The Y. M. C. A. has more than 2000
to congress. He will he elected all right— we can’t help
Burns; Hood River, 36,800, Leslie But und helpfulness, courage and courtesy,
In the great battle zone and is
ler, Hood River; Jackson, 320,850, Wm. loyalty and reverence, patriotism and
ourselves. His only opponent, a socialist, can hardly be huts
ministering to the boys overseas, in States have not beg disposed of or G. Talt (N o rth ), Medford, E. V. Carter, honor.
expected to figure in the November reckoning. The resur trench and camp, leaving undone noth returned
(South), Ashland; Jefferson, 33,050,
Scouting is nonsectarian, though its
Immediate cessation #f war activi Howard W. Turner, Madras; Jose
rection against the reign of King W illis must come in the ing it can do to help them. In America
Ideals are In accord with those o f the
tho “ Y ” is in every camp and canton ties in Europe would plainly create phine, 37,100, George E. Lundberg, modern church and it is based upon a
Republican party within its own family circle.
ment. It is with the boys “ crossing grave problems connected with the Grants Pass; Klamath, 310,800, A. B.
pledged allegiance to the service o f
over” and, at request o f the War De care of the men. Remove the great Epperson, Klamath Falls; Lake, 36,-
God, the brotherhood o f man.
partment, has recently joined in the
350, J. F. Burgess, Lakeview; Lane,
Scouting is not organized for war
In a time of peace, Governor Withycombe would be de task of instructing sélectives even be the front today and throw him into 329,800, Richard S. Smith, Eugene;
service, not yet exclusively fo r peace
dull inactivity, with nothing much to Lincoln, 34,650, B. F. Jones, Newport;
feated. W e can go further and say Unit in a time of peace,
service. It is organized for service, all
War work of the Y. W. C. A. is thus do but await his chance to return to Linn, 322,600, P. A. Young, Albany;
he would not have been re-nominated. War or no war, if outlined by Mrs. W illiam MacMaster, home and loved ones, and the work of Malheur, 311,400, W. W. Wood, On service, any service, high or humble,
keeping him cheerful increases In mag tario; Marion, 337,650, W. I. Staley, big or little— Just service.
a majority of the people of Oregon want a change in the State chairman:
Scouting Inculcates a patriotism
“ Already we have in this country nitude. The soldier*welfare organiza Salem; Morrow, 36,750, M. D. Clark,
which holds Itself ready to serve coun
governor’s chair, they should make such a change, and 2,000,000 women doing actual war
Heppner; Multnomah, 3306,050, Dr. H.
try in whatever form the need and the
while another 2,000,000 have re contingency. They foresee how great C. Fixott, Morgan Bldg., Portland;
call may come. Preparedness is the
not he buncoed by any “ war governor” stuff. It is politi work,
leased men for service by undertaking would be the need for reading matter, Polk, 312,700, H. I. Fenton, Dallas;
cal twaddle without merit. There are 25,(XX) men in the
Scouting is democratic. It aims not
Moro; Tillamook, 38,650, C. J. Ed
best big sister in the world,’ has been tion and the cheery personal touch.
to run every boy into one groove, but
state who would make just as good a war governor as has committed by the government and mili
% wards, Tillamook; Umatilla, 334,200,
W A R N S OP GERMAN M. R. Chessman, Pendleton; Union, to help each to develop into the fullest
Mr. Withycombe; in fact most of them would have done tary authorities the serious respon PERSHING PUBLI
manhood o f which he is capable.
315,150, G eirge Palmer, La Grande;
sibility of directing the thought, creat
Scouting also knows no bounds o f
8». 131131 ing the environment and furnishing
Germany’s efforts to Involve the prise; Wasco, 313,250, E. O. McCoy, class, or creed or race. It speaks the
the material needs of this army of
girls. Already 105 hostess houses have United States and her Allies into a The Dalles; Washington, 321,550, J. universal languuge o f world boyhood.
The end and aim o f scouting is good
been opened, War Service Clubs organ consideration of peace terms and an H. Garrett, Hillsboro; Wheeler, 33,050,
to make men “ physically
ized, the Patriotic League created,
nurses sent where needed and now we Pershing, brother o f General Pershing, 660, W. B. Dennis, Carlton.
are asked to furnish emergency hous as being sincere and designed to give
ing for thousands o f girl war workers.” the world what it is praying for. Mr. M ISUNDERSTANDING CLEARED UP
6COUT8 LARG EST W ORLD BODY.
John W. Kelley, associate drive di Pershing, who was in Oregon recently
A misunderstanding relative to the
Knights of in the interest of the United War Work
drive, which opens November 11, cau canteen work of the Y. M. C. A. has
Do people generally know that the
been cleared up by the War Depart Boy Scouts o f America Is the greatest
“ Knights of CoiumbuB hails are In tioned the American people against
single volunteer organization In the
operation in all cantonments, training the too-common tendency to become
"M atter of prices asked by Young world? It wus the largest organization
camps and naval stations in the United apathetic under the idea that peace
Men’s Christian Association for its taking part In the two campaigns ic?
States and the halls are also establish and the cessation of hostilities are at
articles sold in canteens overseas al the Liberty loan. There are million?
small chew of Gravely
says that down South
“ When heaven is ready to negotiate ready investigated by war department o f scouts all over the world, In every
Forces in France, Italy, Russia and
holds its good taste.
the best people won’t
and condition is being remedied. The country.
The motto is ‘Everybody with hell,” he declared, “ thih will
Young Men's Christian Association
That’s why it lasts so
Since America went to war the
chew anything but Real
Welcome’, service being given irrespec America be ready to make peace with
Germany.” He told of the great work was originally asked by General things that have happened to the Boy
much longer than a big
Gravely. T h e y know
of cigarettes, pipes, bouillon cubes, gum being done In Europe by the Y. M. C. Pershing to run the canteens for the Scouts o f America and the part that
chew of ordinary plug.
army on a cost basis. In order to do boy scotfts all over the globe hove
h o w it’s m a d e — the
packages and tons of chocolate have A., Knights of Columbus, Salvation
Gravely way. It costs
been given free to the soldiers over Army and other agencies, and called this it had to reckon in price fixing been called upon to play in pressing
forward the activities that will win
11 goes f u r lk t r — th a t'» why you
seas. One of the specialties is the pro on Americans to respond liberally in such overhead charges as transporta
nothing extra to chew
cam f t the f e d ta cit o f thit d ost
motion of athletics and a considerable supporting the campaign about to open tion charges and marine insurance so this war have made an epoch In the
this class o f ' plug. A
t f tobacco without extra cost.
item in the budget is for baseball equip for raising money with which to carry that prices were much higher than in boy life o f this land und of the world.
ment, boxing globes, etc. In the war on these activities.
W ar conditions demand an Increase
“ The Young Men’s Christian Asso In numbers and efficiency.
zone the troops are followed with
motor trucks which are virtually GENERAL PERSHI NG MODEST MAN ciation made no profits, but lost thou
should be 2,000,000 Boy Scouts of
sands of dollars. Arrangements now America In the country. There would
traveling huts,‘ fully stocked with ath
“ All that General Pershing wants made will enable them to obtain sup be that number if men who may not go
letic goods, stationery, cigarettes, and
now is the success of the American plies from sources that will reduce to the front would undertake at home
Needs and activities o< the Jewish boys in France, and to avoid, so far overhead charges and keep prices this work o f practical patriotism. The
boys who are not yet scouts are Just
W elfare Board, explained by Ben Sell as possible, any glory for himself,” down.”
P D GRAVELY T O O A C C O C O ., D A N V I L L E VA
declared-James F. Pershing, brother
as anxious to serve the nation as the
ing, are :
boy scouts who are.
“ In one year the number of our fie l* of America's leader in the field, in an
representatives has grown from 10 to address delivered In Portland recently
The president o f the United States
213. .Now we are faced with the de in behalf of the United War Work
has glvep scouting a definite place in
United W ar Work Campaign are W
mand for 400 additional workers in
M. Ladd, chairman; O. W. Davidson, the nattbnal affairs.
this country and 100 overseas. The speaker paid a tribute to the men in
John W. Kelley, and Mrs.
money going Into our fund pays nec thd ranks, and gave his audience an
MAKI NG FIELD MAP8.
William H. Marshall, associates; direc
essary expenses and salaries, furnishes
tor publicity, Ira F. Powers; speakers'
Bibles and prayerbooks by the thou
and entertainers’ bureau, J. W. Day;
sands and letterheads and envelopes by He showed the importance of war
students, John H. Rudd; vicetory boys
the million, and provides ramp, edu work in this country as aa imperative
and girls' feature, W alter A. Goss
cational and recreational activities for
Chairmen of the seven allied organ
in the battles for Democracy, and
the fighters, both here and abroad.”
“ W ar Camp Community Service,” urged that no dimunitlon in speed be
Y. M. C. A „ Mr. Ladd; Y. W. C. A „
explains Emery Olmstead, state chair allowed to result through recent peace
Mrs. W illiam MacMaster; War Camp
man, “ developed from the commission
Community Service, Emery Olmstead;
created by the War and Navy Depart of the United W ar Work drive was
American Library Association, W. L.
ments, first known as the Fosdlck Com voiced by Mr. Pershing who is one of
mission. The community is its partic the leading authorities on conditions Brewster; Knights of Columbus, Frank
J. Lonergan; Salvation Army, O. C.
ular field and thousands of workers now texlsting along the battlefront,
In many recipe* the num ber o f egg* m ay be reduced
B o rtia e y e r; Jewish W elfare Beard,
are assisting the towns in caring for and he was especially desirous that
with excellent results by using an additional quantity
visiting soldiers and sailors, providing there be no relaxation of efforts in
o f Royal Baking P o w d tr, about a teaspoon, for each egg
John R. Mott, o f Now York, is direc-
wholesome amusement and clean rec behalf of the several war work funds.
and Lyman L. Pierce, of
omitted. T h e following recipe is a practical example:
reation and surrounding the camps
Baa PYaactsco, is director of the
B e st B ig 8isters.
with hospitality.” ,
Chocolate Sponge Roll
Functions of the American Library
The Y. W. C. A. is known as “ The Western Department, embracing eight
Association, sal's W illiam L. Brewster, Best Big Sister in the World." Of the states, including Oregon.
That D ark-haired
Fewer Eggs are
R O YAL POWDER
ttahtM poona m elted •huruning
M cup hot w ater
1 teaapoon van illa
ttaaapp oni M oral Baking
f I cup
la t i*
I a«uaraa m alted chocolat*
asllad f a r d i
DIRECTIONS— 81ft flour, baking powder and Bait together thrs#
time*. Boat whole eggs. Add slowly sugar, than boiling water
slowly;add next vanilla, maltad chocolate and malted shortening,
Sift in dry ingredients, and fold in as lightly as
possible. Pour into large baking pan lined with oiled paper, and
bak* in slow ovsn twenty minutes. Whan dona, turn out on a
damp, hot cloth, sprsad with white icing and rolL
Boeklet ot recipes which economies In eggs and other
eapeneive Ingredient, mailed free.
Address ROYAL BAK1NO POWDER CO,
IM W illiam 91, New York
Independence National Hank
A Successful Business Career of
Here’s your chance—give to the Y.
M.. Y. W.. K. of C., Salvation Army, '
Jewish Welfare Board. Library Vato j
elation and the W *r Community Serv-
loo and you help make a soldier, sailor
or marine happier and better.
IN T E R E ST P A ID O N T IM E
D E P O SIT S
state chairman, are “ to provide books
and reading matter to the soldiers and
sailors through co-operating agencies
Thirty library build
ings have been I provided at caatoa-
iients; 3,760,000 donated books dis
tributed; 1.000.000 books and tons of
magazines sent abroad, and 600,000
needed military technical books bought
and given the men.
These are some things the Salvation
Army does, according to O. C. Bortz-
meyrr. state chairman:
"On lines of csmmunlcatloa our huts
are open day and night. Then, follow
ing their methods, our men and women
go right to the trenches and distribute
chocolate, coffee, doughnut- and pies.
Stzty per cent of the 1000 workers are
women. We have now 703 huts and
60 ambulances in service. In the past
few months aid has been given the
Red Cross in bending abroad 100.600
Officers and Directors
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
D. W. Sears, V. P.
Ira 1). Mix, Cashier
W. H. Walker
I. A. Allen
O. D. Butler
Do you want to get a goad book to
a soldier, tailor or marine? GI VE to
the American Library Asse«dation.
QI VE to the war welfare agencies
and keep up the morale of our fight-
Send a doughnut to the front Hat
by giving to tho Salvatiou Army.
3170,500.000 to be raised in the United
War Work Campaign 316,000,000 will
go to the work of this organization.
Hospitality to the fighting man and
to his visiting friends. Is the motto
of the War Community Service, a
mighty necessary thing.
The caution Issued recently la
Portland by James F. Pershing,
brother of Oeneral Pershing,
against relaxation of war work
activities, haa been echoed in
messages issued by departmental
heads In Washington, D. C.,
copies of which ware sent t#
Executive Secretary John Kol-
lock, of the Oregoa State Council
of Defease. “ Carry on” is the
theme of thooe telegrams, whsse
senders felt the Oerman peace
proposals might Interfere with
caaipalgn plans just formulated.
Consequently, the United War
Work drive, which speas Novem
ber 11. w4ll be conducted with *
even more vigor than had Ger
many not sought to bring about
peace on her own terms. The
departmental heads, as well as
Mr, Pershing, emphasize the
need of continued activities by
the several affiliated organisa
tions participating in the drive,
even after hoetilitles have ceased.
Huts far Nurses.
Huts for nurses are maintained by
the Y. W. C. A. at the base hospitals
in France. T o extend this work a
portion of the United W ar Work funds
to ho raised in November will be used
FERSH IN G ’8 “ DO W ITH O U T
IT ” CLUB8
Organization of “ do without It”
clubs in America, as a means
Of aiding the United W ar Work
oampalgn. which open November
/ l, was rocommendsd by James
F. Psrshiag. brother of Geaoral
Pershing, in an address delivered
recently in Portland in behalf
of the drive.
He urged the
American people to make some
sacrifices la order to help “ carry
on” the great undertaking that
is to furnish money for war work
in the battle zone during the
coming year. A great percent
age of American people, he said,
do aot know, frem any sacrifices
made thus far. that a war is
ia progress. Relaxation of activi
ties because of peace proposals,
be declared, should not be toler
ated. and naked people of the
country ta throw their whole
energy aad co-operation behind
this la toot drive for securing
funds for the seven big war
working agendas consolidated in
All Flret-Clae* Scouts Must Be Able to
Make and Read a Chart.
SERBIA REGENT FORMS SCOUTS.
What to do with the orphans o f the
slain soldiers was one of the biggest
problems Serbia faced after being
practically vanquished. A fter the bom
bardment o f Monastlr there were thou
sands of the lads practically waifs.
Prince Alexander, regent of Serbia,
took the little fellows In charge and
formed them Into companies o f boy
He won the love o f the little fellow ^
and nothing pleases them more than
to form for review before the prince.
And he is as keenly Interested as they,
always commending the youngsters on
their progress, and at each review gl*|
Ing them some new pointer to advano*
them In scout lore.
BOY SCOUT GOOD TU RN8.
The Richmond commission on tr a l^
lng camp activities has made publl*
the result o f the count taken to asem*
tain how many soldiers from Camp
Lee come to Richmond to spend Sat
urday night and Sunday. Through an
arrangement with the boy acouta all
entrances to the city were posted and
a close check was kept on all visitors.
It showed that 2.225 soldiers came In,
and there will be an Increase la the
*® 31i Jflyriportatjon faciliU**,