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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View This Issue
T he P olk C ounty P ost
W IE FMI FO BE
HEIR M IM E
(TWICE A WEEK.)
A KIND COUNTY COURT
The' Linn county court was
kind enough to submit the
question of hiring a county ag
ricultural agent to the voters
and taxpayers at the recent
general election. Of course, an
emphatic "NO" was the result.
If all county courts were thus
so kind, the county payrolls
would not be so large, and the
world would get along just as
INDEPENDENCE, OREOON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1918.
Era of Good Times
Now Before Us
FIRST ONE BACK
Armine Young is the first In
dependence soldier to return
from France. He is at present
in a hospital in Minnesota and
it may be several weeks before
he arrives in Independence. Ar
mine was wounded in the arm
for which he is now receiving
At one time he was reported
"missing in action”, but soon
afterwards was located in an
army hospital in France.
STATE GUARD WARTS
MEN AND MONEY
Sixty acres of what is known as
Company B. of the First Batalion
the old Cockle place, owned by Ben
the Fourth Regiment, Oregon
nett Bowers, has been purchased
State Guards, not only wants money
(The Post editor directed the question, “The war is over* Now what has
and will become the state’s model
but wants men. With this double
the future in store for us?” to the advertising manager of a Spokane de
farm. Prof. Scudder of the O. A. C.
purpose in view, the company will
partment store, an expert who has been in close touch with business in
will over see it. The purchase mon
make a bid for funds and recruits
terests the country over and knows. This article is his reply.)
ey was furnished by a Portland
next Thanksgiving night when an
banking institution which will re
will be given. It is
tain tilte and should the model farm
will provide the
run behind financial will stand JOHN F. GROVES PASSES;
hopes to be
good the loss.
CIVIC LEAGUE TO RESUME
The Portland Chamber of Com
merce is primarily responsible for
ITS REGULAR MEETINGS
the establishment of the model farm John f . Groves, a well known resi- 1 culture, especially as it affects the era of the comimr two
M. A. ROBINSON DIED
which will be used, not only as an
Next Tuesday the Civic League MRS. EARLY
experimental and demonstrating
will hold its regular meeting. On
station, but will be the medium from the age of 72. He is survived by his I disposed of because there is no question about it. Prices account of the ban of the prevalent Mrs. M. A. Robinson died at her
which will be shown what can be wife, two sons, Clark Groves of Tilla-
home in this city, aged 62, of a
done in the way of agriculture in a'mook county and Emerson Groves I and plenty of help are sure to be such as to make the re-1 epidemic some meetings were nec- chronic
ailment from which she has
for several years. An ex
Next Spring, Summer and Au and one daughter, Miss Madge of the soil. He is assured of good prices for some time to tives will be resumed, it is hoped suffered
of her death will be
tumn many visitors will be attracted
Post of Friday
to the place and it is expected the day under the auspices of the Christ come , and the
, , .
in the year’s work for tlie betterment next.
farm will do much to advertise Ore ian Scientists. Mr. Groves served as OUS class . 111 ,, th e nation,
Waiting word from her son, Cl^e-
gon and to encourage and promote sheriff of Polk county in 1887-88.
ments, retarded and restricted during the war, will go A rcf,0, t will be made of the recent land,
who is in the merchant ifiarine
better farming and farm methods.
service, no arrangements have yet
I forward with greater volume than ever. This will put the ^ T ^ R e d T ^
The following version was pub in d e pe n d e n c e m ill ru n s
lished in the Salem Capital Journul
stea d y n ig h t and day lumber industry of the Northwest ‘on the map’, m ak in g of the state Federation will he been made for the funeral.
of today. In some particulars it does
The Independence* mill hae been this Secti°U aS busy aS the Proverbial bee and giving em
not agree with the above:
DRINK • •
“As a demonstraion for land de busy in the last few days. As soon ployment at good wages to thousands where but hundreds I C e c il sw o p e ta k es tw o
velopment, the Oregon land settle- as the embargo was lifted and coun- WOrked before. The pianufacturers are preparing to re-
long jo u r n ey s on sea
Guess everybody is going to •
mem commission appointed by the try nulls permitted to grind, Mr.
Tanlac Thanksgiving •
governor has purchased a oO-acre Hoffman started the mill going and SUIlie OT expand their output to meet the enevitable de-| Cedi Swope as a sailor lad in the drink
of the Wil- •
farm near Independence which it it has been running night and day. | mand. For 1919 they are planning a stupendous adver- merchant marine, has made one trip Hams Drug Williams
Co. had a sign out •
will convert into a model farm, Bran
is sold as fast as it comes out tising campaign. Contracts for thousands of dollars were to Honolulu nnd another to the Pan- last week which
said ‘Two •
equipped with machinery and live of the hopper.
stock, to be sold on an easy payment
plan to some family which desires HALF THE CITY LIGHTS
to engage in farming.
WILL BE ELIMINATED Ink, an advertising journal, says that the average in- bringing the boys home from France, POULTRY DEPARTMENT ADD
crease of advertising in the newspapers of the country the
“Whitney L. Boise, of Portland,
WAR PICTURE AT ISIS
TO COUNTY CORN SHOW
chairman of the commission, and After December l, the street lights I next week after the armistice was signed was fiften per GREAT
others interested in the plan for
All kinds of chickens will be on
breaking up the large land holdings number approximately one half, in | cent. W ith the business interests, the manufacturers and Crashing Through to Berlin” or display
at the coming com show and
in Oregon into smaller farm units, order to cut down expenses and keep agriculturists going full speed ahead, there is no chance Why the Allies Won the War" is prizes will
bo uwarded to Uie best
conferred with the governor yester within the income, this action was 1 for
#, a _ panic
• or , hard j times.
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day afternoon about the matter.
determined on at a special meeting
“It is the purpose of the commis of the council Wednesday night. On ‘Small town merchants will face stiff competition from
sion to endeavor to interest the gov December 1 a five year contract with tlie mail order concerns. The latter are going to use every
ernment in the matter with the idea the power company for lighting the
that the government afld state streets expires and it will not be re advertising means knowrn to lure trade. The advertising
should co-operate in financing the newed in its present form.
manager of Sears & Roebuck says their best business
purchase and development of farms
comes from sections where the local merchants are poor
for returning soldiers and others PARKER MAN AND WOMAN
FACE SERIOUS CHARGE I advertisers. This is true, and the small town merchant to
who want to get out onto the land
2:30 p. m. THREE SHOWS 7:30, 9:15 p. m.
as a means of earning a livlihood.” Mrs. Emma Tann, postmistress at I survive must necessarily use the same weapon as does the
The next legislature will be asjced
to submit to the voters a constitu Parker, and j . r . Howard were ar- catalog house. He must fight and fight hard to make his
tional amendment providing for the rested by sheriff Orr Tuesday, it be- com m uuity one of those where there is but little catalog
state financing its end of the move ing alleged that they have been ll-
ment, while Mr. Boise will take the legally living together, neighbors business. The large stores m the cities have but little
matter up with the secretary of ag making the complaint. They have competition from mail order concerns because no “cat”
.... on them when
, it .. comes to
, .. .
riculture for the purpose of interest been bound over to the circuit court. house
ing the government.
Members of the commissiorrT who school m e et in g called
I City department stores receive hundreds or orders daily
are financing the model farm being
to vote s pe c ia l tax | from j-jle inhabitants of nearby small towns where the city
developed near Independence, are
Chairman Boise, Emery Olmstead, A meeting of the legal voters of dailies circulate.
O. M. Clark, J. D. Farrell and Chas. School District 29 has been called
for Friday evening, Nov. 29 at the j ‘A town, regardless of how many ‘dead’ ones it sleeps,
T. Early, all of Portland.
public school building. The pur is sure to reap some profit from the general prosperity
W. G. McAdoo, secretary of the pose of the meeting is to vote a spec around it, but a town to get its share must hustle, boost,
treasury, has resigned. He is Presi ial district tax to provide $7157 rev advertise, knock out the knocker, work in harmony and
enue for the year.
dent Wilson’s son-in-law.
THE GREAT WAR FILM
. Berlin or
GLASGOW AND TOUR
At the comer of Argyle and Jamica
(By Mildred Fryer CampbelL)
patronize home industry as much as is possible. The town
that does this is going to travel on high. It is going to
grow up with the times.”
From Edinburgh we went to Glas streets 13 cars a minute pass. The POSTMASTER’S FATHER
“BE GRATEFUL AND REJOICE"
gow, a distance of about fifty miles. streets are jammed with people day |
SAYS PRESIDENT WILSON
It was a continuation of fields, and night. One is perhaps first im
hedges, stone fences or dikes, as pressed with the plaid shawls worn J. H. Wood, of Arlington, father of “It has long been our custom to
they call them, with an occasional by the women with no hats while Postmaster
S. Wood of Inde turn in the autumn of the year in
glimpse of the canal built between the men all wear caps. It is a great pendence, was H. seriously
injured last praise and thanksgiving to Almighty
the two cities, and only broken by center for munition making as well
the huge slag dumps which impress- \ as one of the world's greatest ship Thursday when the automobile he God for his many blessings and mer
to us as a nation. This year we
ed one by their great heights, al building centers. We took the was riding in was struck by a train. cies
special and moving cause to be I
most like our skyscrapers and cov ‘Lord of the Isles" trip up the Clyde Mr. Wood, who is 72 years of age. have
suffered a broken arm and other in grateful and rejoice. God has in |
ering an even greater area. These passing through the very busiest | juries.
He is now in a hospital at his good pleasure given us peace. It
are the refuse from the refineries portion of the ship building. We The Dalles.
man. who was with has not come as a mere cessation of
where an oil producing slate or counted 190 vessels in different him in the car, A was
hurt worse than arms, a mere relief from tho strain
shale is treated for securing oil and
and tragedy of war. It has come as
gasoline. About haif way between of the hammers and riveting was Mr. Wood and may not recover.
a great triumph of right. Complete
the two cities in Linlithgow where like passing through Bedlam. We ASA GRAVES IN NEW YORK;
victory has brought us, not peace
stands the ruins of a former home | passed Greennock we saw a German
CITY CELEBRATES PEACE I alone, but the confident promise of a
of Queen Mary. Her son, James I. U-boat in captivity, somebody’s
new day as well, in which justice
of England, was born there. There prize. Then on to Glourick and to
is now an attempt to restore the Dunnoon, a charming little place Asa Graves has notified his par shall replace force and jealous in
in the hills where Harry Lauder had ents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Graves, of trigue among the nations.
Glasgow is the busiest city I have purchased an estate for his son, who his arrival in New York, after a "Our gallant armies have partici
eve> visited. It is simply teeming was killed last year in France. The cruise from Chili around the Horn. pated in a triumph which is not
with commerce. It is too busy to be Clyde here is about as wide as the He writes that New York City cer marred or stained by another pur
a clean city, but there are beauti Columbia and reminded us of it. tainly went crazy over the peace pose of selfish aggression. In a
ful parts of it as we found when From there we went up Loch Long, news; that the navy boys were hug- righteous cause they have won im
Lady Dalzeit was kind enough to as far as Loch goil head, returning ged and kissed on every hand and mortal glory and have nobly served
send her car to take us touring. to Glasgow in the evening. It was | none of them were permitted to pay their nation in serving mankind.
God has, indeed, been gracious. We
The old Cathedral, built in 1600, is a perfect day and we sat on the up for anything that night.
have cause for such rejoicing as re
famous. We walked over the same per deck of the steamer all day.
vives and strengthens in us all the
spot where Rob Roy escaped from The following day wj started on a C ity tax levy fo r 1919
traditions of our national his
his pursuers in 1700. The Univer five days circular tour of the High
WILL BE TWENTY MILLS best
tory. A new day shines about us, in
sity and Staub Hill Military Hos lands. We took the train to Balloch,
pital which has 4000 beds are beau then by steamer up Loch Lomand, The 1919 tax levy for the city of which our hearts take new courage
tiful sights, as well as the Infirmery to Inversnaid. The sail up Loch Lo Independence will be twenty mills and look forward with new hope to
which is one of the most uptodate mand was all and more than my and based upon the 1918 valuation new and greater duties.
buildings in Europe. It covers 23 visionary dream's had been of that I wjjl bring the following amounts in- “While we render thanks for these
acres and is entirely steam-heated beautiful and romantic part. From to the several funds: General $3850.-1 things, let us not forget to seek di
and fire proof. Their car service, there we took a short coach ride to 48 , Street $845.95, Street Intersection vine guidance in the performance of
owned by the city, is probably the Loch Katrine. We made a sail the , .$2262.16, Refund Sinking $2310.29, forgiveness for all errors of act or
finest street car service in the world.
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| Library $237.50.
H ow the Allies
A Stupendous Reproduct
ion of the Great Struggle
Now that peace has come, this mighty
authentic super-drama of the world’s
greatest war holds untold interest for
every American. See brave Belgium
and Sunny France under the invader’s
heel—See Britain’s mighty navy and'
bulldog fighters—See America’s prep
arations. Then see our beloved boys
fighting on land, on the sea, in the air.
See our destroyers in action—See our
battleships—our patrol. See the
doughboys marching up to victory at
the Marne. See the whole titanic
picture of the world conflict. All the
result of a Madman’s Dream.