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T he P olk C ounty P ost
(T W IC E A W EEK.)
CIVIC CLUB PLANS
CORN SH O W OFF
Peace Brings Us New Mouths to Feed
The Polk County Corn Show,
which was to take place in In
dependence next week, has
been jtostponed indefinitely.
The executive board of the Civic
Club met at the home of Mrs. J. S
Cooper last Wednesday afternoon METHODIST AID LADIES
SERVE EXCELLENT SUPPER
to discuss plans for the New Year'
work. There will he a meeting the
The ladies of the Methodist church
second Tuesday in January. This
will touch upon matters vitally im gave their annual cafetera dinner
portant* and apropos to the present Thursday evening. The event is
day conditions. The delayed recep always looked forward to with keen
tion will also he given that montl pleasure for the good ladies serve
to the mothers and wives who have such good meals and at such reason
sons or husbands represented on the able prices, in fact all their eatables
Community Service Flag and also were dished out to the public ut pre
for the paid up members of the Club war prices. The ice cream and cof
As soon as the casualty list is all fee were donated by K. C. Eldridge
received a memorial service will he and J. G. McIntosh.
The dining rooms were decked
held under the auspices of the club
and gold stars placed for those who with Christmas bells and red lights
have made the supreme sacrifice glowed from artistic'yule-tide shades
It is hoped that the one already re making a merry assemblage of the
ported will he the only one. Con gathering.
siderable interest is being manifest
ed in the study of France and a list BERRY RAISING TO BOOM
IS LACH M UND ’S PREDICTION
of subjects will be compiled for the
“ ’Because of the demand by the
A civic feature and one that every
citizen of the town and community government for all kinds of canned
will he keenly interested interested goods, jellies, jams and preserves
in is a memorial to our gallant boys for exportation to Europe the stock
who helped so bravely in the world’s throughout the country has been
great struggle. The club members practically depleted and it is esti
want something of local interest, mated that fully six years will
something that will be of good to the elapse before conditions become
town and the ladies believe that a normal again,” said State Senator
Club House dedicated to the boys Louis Lachmund, manager of the
would afford much scope for adorn green fruit department of the Pheasj
ment and would enter into the real ant Northwest Products company,
life of he community and serve a today in predicting that in the next
few years the raising of berries
good cause for years to come.
Another hoard meeting will be would become one of the State’s
held this month when plans for the greatest industries.
THESE ARE CALLED
“Our soil and climate are ideally THE P-T. ASSOCIATION
year’s calendar will be completed.
TO THE OTHER SHORE
A membership committee, includ adapted to berry culture, and since
ing Mrs. G. W. Conkey, Mrs. B. F. with proper attention all kinds of
The Parent-Teachers Association ! Henry Stumberg, who came to In-
Swope and Mrs. J. S. Cooper, Sr., berries, such as loganberries, rasp
berries, gooseberries, blackberries, held a meeting at the public school j dependence in 1801), died at his home
strawberries and currants, can be building last Tuesday. A very in- j in Vancouver, Wash., last Sunday.
made to yield a net profit of from teresting discussion on Supervised j
INDEPENDENCE BOY DIES
AT ARM Y HO SPITAL IN EAST $100 to $200 an acre, owners of berry Study was led by( Miss Granger o f ! Alexander M. Holmes, a pioneer
lunds should put them into berries," the High School. She is thoroly of Polk county, died Wednesday at
conversant with all educational sub-1 the age of 78. He was the father of
News has reached here of the he continued.
Already the industry is making jects and her membership in the or Mark and Monroe Holmes.
death of Walter Mauch, who died
in the East. The young man was rapid strides in the Willamette val ganization is much appreciated.
Mrs. M. Sacrc died in a Salem
To the delight of the students, the
formerly a resident of this city and ley, and with the view of encourag
is a nephew of the Hanna brothers. ing and developing it generally in soup kitchen has opened and they hospital Monday and the funeral
The Post has not learned the partic the state the company with which I find the lunches as pleasing as last was held from the home in Mon
mouth Wednesday. She is survived
(Continued on Page 4.)
by n husband and three sons, two of
which are in the service.
A L L LIGHTS BURNING
Guy, one of the sons unexpectedly
CITY PAY IN G FOR HALF
arrived home ’ Wednesday from an
According to the manager of the officers’ training camp in Kentucky,
company which supplies the city of not knowing that his mother was
Independence with light, it is im dead until he stepped off the train.
many years, over iso.uuu cases or tu
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
berculosis are registered with the De possible for the company to cut out
ODD FELLOW S SURPRISED
partment o f Health. Those fam iliar fifty percent of the street lights, as [
Beware tuberculosis after In
BY REBEKAH SISTERS
with the situation believe that the ad ordered by the city council, until
★ fluenza. No need to worry If
dition o f unrecognized and unreported new equipment can be installed, so
it you take precautions In time.
cases would make the number nearer as yet the order of the council has
The Odd Fellows were in time for
Don’t diagnose your own con
50,000. The very careful health sur not been complied with. However,
a genuine treat last night. When
★ dition. Have your doctor exam
vey conducted during the past two
the city is only obliged to pay for the they had finished their routine work
★ ine your lungs several times at
years In Framingham, Mass., revealed
* monthly Intervals. Build up your
they found the Rebekahs in the ban
200 cases o f tuberculosis In a popula half.
★ strength with right living, good
quet room spreading a feast. They
tion of approximately 15,000. I f these
it food and plenty o f fresh air.
proportions hold true fo r the United
fully recovered from the surprise
Don’t waste money on patent
States as a whole they would Indicate
and did justice to the supper. After
NEXT W E E K ’S H AN D ICAP
it medicines advertised to cure tu
that about one In every hundred per
the refreshments the jolly crowd en
Friday, the 13th.
sons Is tuberculous. Each o f these
joyed cards until a late hour.
Become a fresh-alr crank and
HALF FLOYD SAFE
Lieutenant Rail A. Floyd,
formerly a prisoner of war at
Karlsruhe. Germany, is now in
Switzerland. Ho was with a
large number ol Allied prison
ers released by the Germans.
The W ar Department noti-
ied Mr. and Mrs. O. Floyd by
elegram of their son’s safety.
i LUCKY IH D EPH N CE
» MUCH FIO SU E
There’s flu to the right of us and
there’s flu to the left of us, but nary
little flu do we have.
The second wave of the epidemic
is hitting several places hard and Is
resulting in another period of “ clos
J. G. M c I n t o s h b u y s o u t
ing." Dallas has a worse dose than
JOHNSON & COLLINS at the first invasion of the malady.
With but few cases, if any, in our
This week J. G. McIntosh purchas midst, Independence is indeed fortu
ed the grocery business of Johnson nate. If we take due care and pre
& Collins and is now in possession. caution, we can escape the disad
Mr. McIntosh has conducted the vantages of another period of de
Rimgnlow grocery on the North side pression that putting on the lid
for over a year and built up a good brings about. If those who contract
business. Increased patronage made the disease in any form w ill volun
it necessary for him to enlarge, and tarily isolate themselves, quarantine
having the opportunity to buy out themselves so to speak, we can keep
Johnson & Collins he wisely con a coming wide open to the world.
cluded to do and will combine the
W e must remember that should the
two stores and at (he same time se plague again hit us it possibly may
cure a better location, more convcni result in more drastic methods being
ent for a majority of his customers. used to stamp it out. Other than
There is no doubt Mr. McIntosh will the closing of schools, churches and
do well and his patronage increase. public gatherings of all kinds, it
It is greatly regreted that Messrs. might be deemed necessary to close
Johnson and Collins will retire from all business houses as the disease
business in Independence. They will he stamped out regardless of
have been good men for the town. personal inconveniences and flnan-
Mr. Johnson lias been in active husi rial considerations. There’s no way
ness here for over five years and has of getting away from it or around it.
always taken a great interest and a So lucky Independence must not get
prominent part in the affairs of the careless or indifferent
Whether we will continue to be
well and wide open depends upon
R. M. W A LK E R PROMOTED;
those of our citizens who get the
IS N O W A CA PTAIN disease in the future. They will
either keep the town open or close
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Walker have it up.
received a cablegram from their
son, Ray, since the signing of the JOSIAH W IL L S APPOINTED
armistice, saying that lie was safe
RUR AL SCHOOL SUPERVISOR
and also had been promoted. He is
now Captain Walker.
Josiah W ills has been appointed
rural school supervisor for Polk
Do your Christmas shopping early. county to succeed Floyd Moore.
ADVICE ÏO “ ELU” CONVALESCENTS
it enjoy life.
Washington, D. 0. (Special.)— Ac-
cordlng to a report made to the United
States Public Health Service, the epi
demic o f Influenza In Spain has al
ready caused an Increase In the preva
lence and deaths from pulmonary tu
berculosis. A similar association be
tween influenza and tuberculosis was
recently made by Sir Arthur News-
holme, the chief medical officer o f the
English public health service, In his
analysis o f the tuberculosis death rate
In order that the people o f the Unit
ed States may profit by the experience
o f other countries Surgeon General
,, . —
Rupert Blue o f the United States Pub-
11c Health Service has just Issued a
warning emphasizing the need o f spe
cial precautions at the present time.
"Experience seems to indicate,” says
the Surgeon General, “ that persons
whose resistance has been weakened
by an attack o f Influenza are peculiar
ly susceptible to tuberculosis. 'W ith
millions o f its people recently affected
with Influenza this country now o f
fers conditions favoring the spread of
constitutes a source o f danger te be
What te Do.
In his statement to the public Sur
geon General Blue points out how
those who have had influenza should
protect themselves against tuberculo
sis. “ All who have recovered from In
fluenza," says the Surgeon General,
“ should have their lungs carefully ex
amined by a competent physician. In
fact, It Is desirable to have several ex
aminations made a month apart Such
examinations cannot be made through
tfie clothing nor can they be carried
out In two or three minutes. I f the
lungs are found to be free from tuber
culosis every effort should be made to
keep them so. This can be done by
| right living, good food and plenty o f
\ fresb a|r »
The Surgeon General warned espe
cially against certain danger signs,
such as “ decline” and “ colds which
These, he explained, were often the
beginning o f tuberculosis. “ I f you do
not get well promptly, If your cold
seems to bang on or your health and
strength decline, remember that these
are often the early signs o f tuberculo
sis. Place yourself at once under the
One M illion Consumptives In the
care o f a competent physician. Tuber
culosis Is curable In the early stages.
“Then you consider this a serious Patent Medicines Dangerous In Tuber
menace?” was asked. “In my opinion
It is, though I hasten to add It is dis
"A b ove all do not trust In the mis
tinctly one against which the people leading statements o f unscrupulous
can guard. So far as one can estimate patent medicine fakers. There Is no
there are at present about one million specific medicine for the cure o f tuber
cases o f tuberculosis in the United culosis.
The money spent on such
There is unfortunately no medicines Is thrown a w a y ; It should
complete census available to show ex ne spent Instead for good food and d#-
actly the number o f tuberculous per- cent Uvlng."
eens in each state despite the fact that
most e f the states have made the d lo
As long as humans are starving
re portable. In New Yerk city,
reporting has keen in force for we must save lood.
An Christmas Tragedy
Cl)ri$tma$ M om ins
She sat beneath the mistletoe
Without the slightest fear;
She felt no wllil, glad tremor, tnough
She knew he lingered near;
She sat there calm and unafraid.
And sleepily he yawned, for they'd
Been married for a yeur.
MONROE S A L IS B U R Y
In the Great Character Portrayal,
“ TH AT D E V IL B A T E E S E .’ ’
(Also a comedy.)
O lookit. T om m y, Santa com e fo r you and
But I never heard a single sound w h en he
left that Christm as tree.
SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14