The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19??, May 16, 1919, Image 1

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T he P olk C ounty P ost
Subscription Rates:
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON,
Polk county w ill vote on a
$¿65,000 bond issue for road im­
provement on June 3. By di­
viding the money between var­
ious sections of the county, it is
hoped to pull the proposition
thru.
Yet when ypu figure it out,
it is not such a just apportion­
ment after all and dividing the
amount of the bonds bv the
number of miles of road it is
proposed to improve doesn't
make much of a sum per mile.
The
ltural Carriers
I he State
Mate ltural
Carriers Associ
Associ
ation w ill meet in Independence on
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Labor Day. Ihe delegates, m look - 1
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ing over the valley for a good place
to enjoy themselves, picked. Inde­
pendence. Then ohr carriers, Ed
Wunder and Percy Dickinson, toot­
ed their horns like all good boosters
do, so the carriers, their wives and
lady 'friends are-coming—from three
to five hundred of them.
MARY L. STALLINGS CALLED;
SUDDEN DEATH SHOCKING
Mary L. Stallings, wife of W. Hen­
ry Stallings, died at her home near
Independence on May 15.
Her
death was a great shock to her num
erous friends and acquaintances for
she was well known in this section
and held in high esteem. She was
taken ill about four o’clock and died
about six. Funeral services were
held at the home today, conducted
by Rev. C. T. Cook, and burial was
made at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Mrs. Stallings, who was 41 years
old at the time of her death, was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.Mode,
former residents of this community.
She is survived by her husband,
father and mother, ten brothers and
three sisters, one son, Gilbert, and a
grand son.
GLEE CLUB AMD READER
TO ENTERTAIN MONDAY NIGHT
You have not forgotten how you
enjoyed the U. of O. Glee Club have
youT Well, the Albany Glee Club
with a number of college pranks,
stunts and jokes together with an
excellent recitist and impersonator
from Chicago will provide an even­
ing you will not forget soon. They
w ill be at the Islj theater Monday,
May 26. The admission price will be
25 and 35 cents. The net receipts
w ill be added to our community
memorial fund. Come and enjoy
the evening and help with a cause
in which you are personally inter­
ested.
INDEPENDENCE SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE JUNE 6
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WEDNESDAY MAY 21
c lub m em bers enjoy
DELIGHTFUL SOCIAL MEET
The members of the Civic Club
enjoyed another, delightful social
afternoon at the pretty home of Mrs.
Claire Irvine jast Wednesday. The
entertainment committee for the af-
ternoon included Mçp. Mattison, Mrs.
Irvine, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Clark and
Mrs. Swope. The reception rooms
Wore * ay an(1
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with the
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beautlfui
blossoms.
Altho
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noon was quite threatening a large
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number were present to enjoy the
excellent program the committee
had arranged.
The program consisted of two
groups of violin numbers by Mrs.
Durrell Davis and Crosby Davis with
first and second violins; A talk on
.“The Purpose and Ambitions of the
Club” by Mrs. Clyde Ecker; Piano
solo by Miss Mary Irvine; Rending
by Miss Ackerson; Vocal solo by
Mrs. Claire Irvine; Violin solo by
Crosby Davis. Each number was
thoroly enjoyed and enthusiastic-ally
recalled.
Following the program
the committee served a dainty
luncheon from a handsomely ap­
pointed tea table centered with gor­
geous vari-colored pansies.
The
ladies received the praise of the
Club for the splendid afternoon.
Little Billie Irvine was not to be
outdone by the other musicians and
proved himself proficient on the
player piano.
At a brief business session the Club
decided to accept a proposition from
the Albany Glee Club and Miss Tra-
vette, recitist and impersonator from
Chicago, to furnish a concert on
Monday night, May 26. The net
proceeds will be added to the com­
munity memorial fund.
The Civic Club stands for the good
of the town and community and in
her talk the president urged that
Jach member make a steady diet of
boosting for Independence.
New
members are being added at each
meeting. At this time Mrs. W. M.
Huff and Mrs. Frank Smith renewed
their membership. There will be
an important business meeting at
the Library on Wednesday, May 28,
at 2:30 p. m. Don’t forget the time
and place.
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S H IR L E Y M ASO N and E R N E ST
T R U E X in “ Good Bye Bill!” When
«John Emerson and Anita Loos get
together to make a fool of the Kaiser
— the Kaiser is some fool. What
would you do !!!!!! They did worse.
A M A R K SE N N E T T CO M ED Y—
“ Hide and* Seek, Detectives.”
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? m Y MAY 22
Pretty B ESSIE B A R R IS C A L E iu
“ Hearts Asleep.” A scrub girl who
became a lady, and proved, despite
circumstances and birth, that she
was an an aristocrat by blood if not
by breeding. A scrub was pitted
against an aristocrat and the scrub
won. O U T IN G CHESTERS. Popu-
lar feature for every Thursday night.
Indopondono»
O re £On
H A R R Y S T A L N A K E R ’S F A T E R E M A IN S IN D O U B T
The fate of Harry H. ¡Staliiaker of Independence, a
member of (Jo. L., remains a mystry. In an effort to locate
the young man, relatives communicated with the W a r De­
partment and received the following telegram in reply:
•‘ Deeply regret to inform you that Private Harry H. ¡Stal-
naker, infantry, is officially reported as wounded and
missing in action since July 18. Letter follows.”
Yet there are three soldiers here at present who ar(
positive that they talked with Harry on the streets of New
York City on their return from Prance a few weeks ago
FHIDAY, MAY 23
“ D E A C O N D U B B S ” the High School Play.
M E T H O D IST S W I L L C A N V A S FOR F U N D S
Local Methodists have their committees ready for an
active canvas for centenary funds. The quota for Inde­
pendence is $800 per year for five years. It is also pro­
posed during this drive to secure enough additional money
SATURDAY, MAY 24
F R IT Z I B R U N E T T E in “ The .Sealed Envelope.”
to pay off the church debt.
SUNDAY MAY 25
M A R Y P IC K F O R D in “ Johanna Enlists.” A de­
light photoplay with a military atmosphere and
' aboundi ig with humorous situations. Mary plays
the part of a little girl on a lonely farm who is simp­
ly dying for a beau— the only fellow she ever saw
that she liked was a “ beautiful” brakeman who
went by very fast. Then the Soldiers came and she
had plenty of beaux.
MONDAY MAY 26
T H E A L B A N Y G LE E C L U B aud K A T H A R IN E
T R E V E T T E , recitist and impersonator. Auspices
Civic Club. Benefit Community Memorial Fund.
Admission 25-35c.
b y the Bank Book
FARMERS
STATE BANK
A_uotlier school yeur will be closed iu Independence on
j une o. " j.ne penou vvus warkeu oy a tong vacation tuning
me winter w men lnierrupieu ine course oi study eonsiu-
erainy aim ptaeeu an extra Lturuen upon both teachers
itnu pupils.
in e miH senior class consists of Margaret Burroughs,
ixoruia v aiuream, tuaries Lalbreath, Upai Hewett, Grace
oeaiuan anu Gladys McGowan.
Frol.
fcf- counts nas been retained as principal for
auotner year anu aliss iioupiiey has been re-elected as
instructor oi history, altho site has uot as yet signed a
contract. Anss Mugg oi ¡Salem, a graduate oi the G. A. (J.,
will be tiie domestic science teacher next year. Other
places at tiie higu scliooi nave not as yet been filled.
At the training school, the excellent services of the
Jlisses xirbuthnot, V\ iliiams, iioux and Devore have been
endorsed by tne scliooi board and the retention of these
tour popular young ladies has been recommended to Pres­
ident Ackerman of the ¡State Normal.
A M E R IC A ’S S W E E T H E A R T N E X T S U N D A Y
Independence evidently has a
band of petty thieves, who sooner or
ROY W. WHITEAKER TELLS
later w ill get caught. Then comes
OF LIFE IN GERMANY
the disgrace and punishment. Ar­
rests may come any day now.
Germany, April ¿5—To The Post—
I am writing a few lines to the men
of Independence who want to wear
a silver strip. I am wearing two of
them. The war is over now and we
Told
are having the time of our life. Of
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course, we drill in the morning. In
OUR W O M EN PATR O NS
ttie afternoon we go boat riding on
the Rhine. Foot hall and base hail
I N providing our nfew quarters
is our sport. At night we go to
here at the Fanners State Bank
shows. We have the best actors in
we had the comfort of our women
the stales over here. Then we go to
patrons in view quite as much as
(tie Red Cross and get our feed.
What do you want better than that?
the convenience of the men.
Passes are issued every day for parts
And, remember we appreciate
of Germany and France. Of course,
their patronage too. I f they do
'.s Jlie old saying is,’ “we have done
not require Checking Accounts for
•mr hit" and want to go home.
the payment of household and jier-
Word was out that I was missing
in August. I was in. Base 38 in
sonal bills -there’s our Savings De­
Nants hadlv gassed and just got out
partment for deposit of thrift
if the hospital where I was for a
funds.
noiith with a paralized hand.
Liberal Interest on Savings.
I honor the Red Cross and Salva­
President
tion Army for the good work they
C. W . Irvine
are doing for the iioys. We certain­
Vice President
J. B. Parker
ly would be out of lurk.if it wasn't
Cashier
C. G. Irvine
for them and our stomaciies would
Asst. Cashier
L. C. Fitzgerald
h«' lacking something.
Think it over, boys. Don't give up
a good thing, it is the Inst chance
XSh<L>
to sec the foreign country mid wear
that silver strip.
ROY W. WHITEAKER.
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CLYDE T. ECKER, PUBLISHER
HELLO, MARY! HERE AGAIN!
v e rto u .
Independence people who went to
Salem included the following: Mrs.
Nellie Barnett, L. E. liarrick, Mrs.
Sam Cox, Mrs. Sherman Hays, li.
Hirschberg, Mrs. J. B. Hiitibraud,
Mrs. O. A. Kreamer, Mrs. Snowie
Kurre, Mrs. W. Kuiiander, Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Moore, Mrs. F. O. Parker,
Mrs. C. O. Sloper, Mrs. Lucy Smith,
Mrs. E. E. Tripp and Mrs. George
Wood.
FRIDAY, MAT 16, 1919.
THE $265,000 BOND ISSUE
Due to the boosting and teamwork
oi the independence delegation'
which attended the district conven­
tion ot Pythian Sisters held ut Sa­
lem Tuesday night, the next con­
vention w ill be held in independ­
ence. The district comprises the
lodges at Albany, lirownsville, Cor­
vallis, Dallas, Eugene, independ­
ence, Lebanon, Salem, Scio and Sil- j [
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SE C TIO N
$1.50 a Tear Strictly in Advance; Six Months $1; Three Months 50 cents. All subscriptions stopped at expiration.
VOLUME n. NUMBER 7.
TWO CONVENTIONS
FOR INDEPENDENCE
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COMMITTTEES MEET AND PLAN
FOR FOURTH CELEBRATION
The executive board of the Civic
Club met with the business men's
club’s cooperative committee at the
Library Thursday evening. Matters
concerning the Fourth of July cele­
bration were discussed and things
are taking on an enthusiastic ap­
pearance.
Two other committee
meetings are announced. Very soon
all the sub-committees will be ap­
pointed to look after various feat­
ures. Already people are boosting
for the fo u rth and they are going to
continue to boost until the glorious
day has passed.
ALTA FLOYD BADLY BURNED;
SKIN GRAFTING PROBABLE
And now comes Uie ever dainty,
Altu Floyd was seriously burned delightful aud iusoucieut Mary Pick-
at his home near Vancouver, Wash., ford, the nation's beloved, in a time­
one day this week. It is not known ly- patriotic photoplay, abounding iu
iiere exactly how it huppened as the the most delicious humor, unique in
accident occurred at a gravel pit j its setttings, character and quality
near the Floyd home.
-a very protest against the old
Alta was badly scorched, part oi adage "there is nothing new under
his clothes being burned, and deep the sun."
burns on one of his legs will prob­
For decidedly, this new Artcraft
picture, “ Johanna Enlists”—taken
ably require grafting of new skin.
His father writes that since leav­ from the story by Rupert Hughes,
ing Independence, Altu lias been "The Mobilizing of Johanna," which
very lonesome and restless and will be shown at the Isis on Sunday
greutly misses the old home town evening, May ¿5—is decidedly the
where everybody treated him so richest, newest, most delectable
comedy dealing w itlf modern days
kindly.
that we have seen in a month ot
Sundays.
LAFE JOHNSON FARM SOLD
TO MAN FROM MONTANA
And as for “Our Mary" in the
titular role—well, one can go no
The Lafe Johnson farm west of further than to say she is perfection.
Monmouth was sold this week to One loves every freckle (false of
Thomas McNunny, who recently course) upon her dainty nose, wor­
came here from Montana. E. E. ships every grimace, and becomes
Tripp made the deal.
fairly maudlin when she assumes
her rightful beauty in the latter part
of the story.
JOHN SMITH SAYS THE ISIS
IS “A D----- GOOD PLACE”
Miss Pickford is, of course, is the
ever delightful Johanna and Johan­
John Smith, who came down on na is a poor child on a poorer farm.
the "Mickey" special, deposited $1.50 She is used hut not reconciled to a
for a year of The F’ost. “ Want to monotonous grind from mom till
see what’s doin’ at the Isis; its a night. Then a part of the Army
comes marching by and a camp is
d---- good place," he said.
made. Johanna nurses a sick officer;
0, You Prunes I
everybody, almost, falls in love with
her and she Is in her glory. For, at
Polk county prunes this year will last, she has not one, but hundreds
of beaux.
he as big as pumpkins,.
RICHARD J. EVANS PASSES
AFTER PROTRACTED ILLNESS
Richard J. Evans of Monmouth !
died at the home of his parents,!
southwest of Inde.pendcnce on Fri
day,. May 9, being 32 years of age. j
He had been ill for some time.
Funeral services were held at Dal !
las on Sunday, May 11, interment j
taking place at Woodbum. He is
survived by his mother, step-father,
one son, one sister, Mrs. VV. C. W il­
liams, two half brothers, Stanley |
and Everett Evans and two half sis ;
ters, Gladys nnd Althea Evans.
MEL BALDWIN BUYS INTEREST
IN INDEPENDENCE BAKERY
Card of Thanks
A good man was added to Inde- j
We wish to .hank our friends and pondence business circles Ihst week
neighbors for their kindness during wljen Mel Baldwin purchased an
interest in the independence Bak­
our recent bereavement.
ery. Mr. Baldwin will add “ pep” ,
W II. Stallings and Son.
strength and business to the firm
J. W. Mode and Family.
MARY PICKFORD IN MILITARY
COMEDY “JOHANNA ENLISTS”
“ Som e S a v in g !99
Good Judge
the
Y o u m en are saving
every cent you can. Y o u
ought to know that this
quality tobacco costs less
to chew— not m ore!
Y o u t a k e a s ma l l e r
chew. It gives you the
lood tobacco taste. It
asts a n d fasts. Y o u
don’t need a fresh chew
so often.
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THE REAL TOBACCO CHEW
Put up in two styles
R IG H T C U T is a short-cut tobacco
W-B C U T is a long finc-cut tobacco