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THE INDEPENDENTE POST,
FRIDAY, MAY 3®, 191».
To be torn off by the Chairman.
To be torn off by first Clerk.
POLK COUNTY, OREGON, AT THE SPECIAL ELECTION JUNE 3RD,'1919.
SHIPPIKG NOME 200,000 MEN I ~ T
MONTH IS SOME H UGE SIZE JOB
Hilarious Happiness of Doughboys at Embarkation Ports in Franc«
Is Infectious Enough to Make a Stone Dog Wag
His Tail— Difficulties of the Task Inter
By WILLIAM D. HINES.
rtves. Euch stretcher is met ut the
gang-plank by a ship orderly and con
Bordeaux.—T he arm y is going home, ducted to a place aboard, previously
and it is going home happy. I saw 5,- selected, according to the nature of
Subm itted by the legislature—THE ROOSEVELT COAST MILI
000 of them sail for home today, and his ease. So much for the wounded
TARY HIGHWAY BILL—P urpose: T o appropriate the sum of
I’ve been praising myself on my moral and sick.
$2,500,000, contingent upon th e appropriation by the United
courage ever since. How I ever re-'
How They Are Handled.
S tates of an equal amount, for the purpose of assistin g the
REFERRED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
sisted the tem ptallon to sneak on board
United States in constructing a m ilitary highway from th e city
Then there is the well soldier to be
with them is more than I can figure considered. Soldiers on active service,
of A storia through Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas,
Subm itted by the legislature—SIX PER CENT COUNTY INDEBT
out. T heir hilarious happiness was selected fo r demobilization, ure arriv
Coos and C urry counties, sta te of Oregon, to the California state
EDNESS FOR PERMANENT ROADS AMENDMENT—Purpoee:
line; to raise said sum by the issue and sale of bonds of th e state
infectious enough to make a stone dog ing at the em barkation ports in groups
To am end section 10 of article XI of the constitution of Che
of Oregon and to provide a m éthod of paym ent of in te rest and
wag his tall.
which number from 2,000 to 5,000, and
’ sta te «of Oregon so as to raise the p resen t 2 p e r cen t lim itation
principal thereon and for the retirem en t of such bonds.
They shouted, they sang, they at all hours of the day or night. It
placed upon counties in the creation of debts and liabilities for
danced. The oldest and most moss- rains almost every day along the At
perm anent roads, to 6 per cent of the assessed valuation of alt
Vote YES or NO
covered Joke got a hearty laugh. P ast lantic seaboard In France. It Is a cold,
th e property in the county.
hardships, dangers and troubles were disagreeable rain, which chills th e
fo rg o tten ; only thoughts of the Home bones and makes mud ankle deep.
Vote YES or NO
Subm itted by the le g isla tu re - RECONSTRUCTION BONDING BILL
land and all th a t it can mean to a This means th a t warm accommoda
—Purpose: T o bond the sta te for n ot more than $5,000,000; to
homesick boy occupied their minds.
tions and hot food m ust be always
levy taxes to pay for sam e, also to con stru ct hospitals cJt P o rt
At the docks where the big trans ready.
land and Salem , agricultural college buildings a t Corvallis, u n i
ports are tied up, huge sheds a hun
Then they m ust aw ait th eir turn to
v ersity buildings a t Eugene, norm al school buildings a t Mon
Subm itted by the legislature—INDUSTRIAL AND RECONSTRUC
dred feet wide and a thousand or more sail. Some may remain in the concen
mouth, hospital buildings a t Pendleton, to aid in the construction *
TION HOSPITAL AMENDMENT—P urpose: To amend section
tration camp six weeks. It all de
of arm ories a t Marshfield, A storia, B aker, Bend, La G rande and
3 of article XIV of the constitution of th e sta te of Oregon so as
roofs and sides of corrugated iron.
Medford, to construct a p en iten tiary in Marion county, to pro
pends upon the ocean transportation.
to perm it th e location by the legislature of an industrial and re
Special rooms, w ith warm fires, have If they arrive In units—such as regi
m ote land settlem en t, to develop reclam ation projects on arid,
construction hospital in some other county than where the se a t
sw am p and logged off lands and to provide for th e se ttle m en t
been set aside for the wounded, the ments, battalions, etc.—they m ust be
of governm ent is, w ithout requiring a ratification by the electors
thereon of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and m arines of
stretcher cases occupying one and the kept together and sail together.
of the state.
the United S tates.
walking wounded another. H ere Bed
Not all soldiers come In regim ents
Cross nurses are bustling, accom
Vote YES or NO
There is the
Vote YES or No panied with orderlies with trays of or battalions, either.
problem of_ the “casual” for instance.
T his man is a problem even to him
nurses lift the men’s heads tenderly, self. He started out in the arm y as
tuck a pillow beneath so they can as a member of a certain unit. B ut in
Subm itted by th e le g isla tu re - 8 OLDIER 8 ’, SAILORS’ AND MARINES’
Submitted by the legislature—8TATE BOND PAYMENT OF IRRI-
EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL AID BILL—-Purpose: Providing
sume a sitting posture w ithout effort the necessary shifting, reducing, in
GATION AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOND INTEREST—
honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and m arines enlisted or
while eating. The others give them creasing and separation of his and
P urpose: P aym ent by the sta te of irrig atio n and drainage
inducted from Oregon may attend any Institution of learning,
d istric t bond in te re st for first five years by Issuing state bonds
new pajam as, handkerchief full of ciga other units or outfits, he became de
public o r private, in Oregon and have th eir necessary expenses,
and repaym ent of money with in te rest to sta te by such d istricts,
rettes and sweets and other comforts. tached.
not exceeding $25 per month nor $200 per year, paid by the state
six m onths after m atu rity of such d istric t bonds, on condition
Joy of Going Homo.
for not more than four y e a rs; levying tw o-tenths of a mill state
W hether coming in a regim ent or
th a t such districts are found on exam ination by sta te commis
tax to provide funds for such purpose.
At the Red - Cross canteen, In the alone, too, each man m ust be carefully
sion to comply with required conditions.
center of the room, the counters are checked upon entering and leaving and
Vote YE8 or NO snow-white and piled high with sand also at the dock before boarding th e
Vote YES or NO
wiches. Behind the counters Ameri transport. This is no sm all job when
can women in blue gowns and white, 65.000 or more men are handled each
'T t r _r.y
starched head-dresses welcome the month.
Subm itted by the legislature— MARKET ROADS TAX BILL—P u r
doughboys with a smile as they “dig
Going Through the “Mill."
pose: Providing for the construction of sta te m arket roads un
Subm itted by th e legislature—FIVE MILLION DOLLAR RECON
d er the supervision and control of county co u rts; providing for
Probably the only inkling th a t a well
STRUCTION BONDING AMENDMENT—Purpose: To amend
“Sny, can I take any word hack to soldier a t the em barkation concentra
th e annual levy of a 1 mill tax on all taxable property, apportion
article XI of th e constitution of the sta te of Oregon by adding
ing the proceeds among such counties as become en titled to a
the ol’ Statue of Liberty for you?” tion camps In France has th at his in
to said article section 7-a, so as to perm it the bonding of the
sh are thereof; authorizing county courts to levy a -property tax
asks one lad with a grin of Joy th a t ternm ent Is nearly up and th at he will
sta te of Oregon for not more than $5,000,000 for the promotion
in each county for construction of m ark et roads in an am ount
stretches from ear to ear, as the wom soon be on his way home Is the order
of reconstruction, reclam ation and land settlem en t projects, and
equal to the sum apportioned to such county -hereunder; except
en pour hot coffee and hand out the to report a t the “mill.” The “mill”
particularly to ratify, validate and confirm any act which has
in g from th e lim itations imposed by section 11 of article XI
been passed by the legislature and referred to the people at the
Is a series of buildings, which tran s
of the constitution all taxes levied under th e provisions of this
sam e election at which this am endm ent is subm itted, which p u r
In a winding line they weave past forms the feelings of a doughboy from
am endm ent.
ports to bond th e sta te of Oregon 1n order to carry out certain
the canteen and then are directed th a t of a eo»Wie, mud-pestered individ
reconstruction, reclam ation and land settlem en t policies.
Vote YES or NO across the way to another counter. ual to th a t of a - care-free, wealthy
H ere they pass by two more Red Cross boulevard promenader.
Vote YES or NO 317
workers, who hand them a khaki hand
The individual doughboy receives
kerchief, package of chewing gum and his order to report a t the front en
two paeknges of cigarettes.
trance. He enters a huge room with
“Good-by, good luck,” says the hundreds of others, Is assigned to a
American girl, as she hands out a place on one of the long benches which
Subm itted by the legislature—LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CONSTI
REFERRED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK
TUTIONAL AMENDMENT—Purpose: Amending sections 1
COUNTY,, OREGON, PURSUANT TO INITIATIVE PETITION
face each other like the pews in the
and 8 of article V of the constitution of the sta te of Orogon by
One doughboy is seen to use the large railroad station a t home. A big
providing for the election of a lieutenant governor whose elec
A lump clothes rack on rollers faces him. H e
Subm itted by the County Court—POLK COUNTY ROAD BOND
tion, term of office and qualifications shall be as now provided
ISSUE—Shall th ere be issued bonds by Polk County to th e
has suddenly contracted in his throat, Is given n Red Cross comfort hag for
for the governor, who shall b e president of the senate, receiving
am ount of Two Hundred Sixty Five Thousand ($265,000) Dol
and there is a blur before' his eyes. the storage of his valuables, a check
therefor a salary of $10 a day during the legislative session, and
lars, due in fifteen years, no m ore than One Hundred T h irty
H e is only a boy, and his Joy has with the number of his place on It
who shall be governor in case of vacancy; and th a t if this
Five Thousand ($135,000) D ollars to be issued in any one year,
reached a climax when the American with a duplicate on his clothes, which
am endm ent is adopted the governor shall appoint a lieutenant
said bonds to bear in terest a t the rate of six per cent per annum,
woman smiled a t him and wished him he is ordered to remove to the last
governor to hold office until a lieutenant governor is elected by
and the funds so raised shall be expended in building perm anent
the people a t the general election in 1922.
roads in Polk county?
As a big, strapping chap lumbers up
So many m inutes are allowed him
Vote YES or NO 318 X Yes
Vote YES or NO to the counter and holds ont his hand for the disrobing process. There are
rath e r sheepishly; “Pleasant voyage others waiting.
So the doughboy
and a fine reunion with the old folks,” strips and takes his place in line a t
says the girl with a smile. The sheep the side of the room. The line moves
It appears, however, th a t while a t Dnlles Chamber of Commerce, an was not the result of a suggestion made ish look disappears in a flash, the big forw ard nnd he finds himself In a
Bridgetown, Barbados, W entzel wrote nouncing she is soon to succeed Ed. T. at the recent good roads meeting, but chap looks grave, nnd with n courte steam-clouded room with tiny stream s
“ Flu” Claims Five
Miss Keddy a letter dated November Judd ns exhibit agent in Portland. was practically agreed upon a t the ous nod, he an sw e rs: “Thank y o u ; of hot w ater hissing from show er
28, which she received late in Decem The exhibit is installed in the P ortland budget meeting la st winter, when a I'll tell the folks how fine you’ve been sprays overhead.
Million in India
A big sergeant shoves a wad of soft-
Mrs. Braden number of farm ers expressed them to us.” It's the girl’s turn to choke
ber, and th at he wrote something in Chamber of Commerce.
soap into his hand as he passes and
London.—Almost 5,000,000 per
Caring for the Wounded.
shouts: “Make it snappy. You’ve ju s t
small space th at the w riting w as com Commercial club and held the position of $5 per day for m an and team, and
sons have died In Bi«Msh India
Outside, meanwhile, the stretcher got 30 seconds.” Sergennts are always
pletely covered by two postage of secretary of the countv fair board. $2.50 per day for labor.
from Spanish Intluensa and fully
cases and the walking wounded have In a hurry and expect everyone else
n million others are believed to
been stowed comfortably aboard the to be. The doughboy jum ps under one
have died in the native states
Try a w ant ad—it pays big returns. big liner. “Fail In !”
There is a of the sprays with a gasp, which tu rn s
w riting under the stam ps until, on the ty for men and teams for road work
from the same cause, according
scramble for company form ation nnd to a shout as he feels the hot w ater
night of January 21, she read her
to a report of the Indian govern
nil thoughts turn to the boat. As the bring a glow to his body. At the word
fiancee’s Inst le tte r for the third time.
ment made public here. The
officers march down the line, giving a “all out” he steps to one side and Is
area affected contained n popula
last Inspection, eyes become a bit wor handed a towel to dry himself.
corner traces of w ritin g .. The letters
tion of 238,020,240 and the num
ried and fearsome. Suppose they are
Another line Is formed and quiet
were made out to be “rem stp,” which
ber of deaths was 4,890,725, or
looking for some one to keep hack? creeps over the crowd. The next room
20.0 denths per thousand. In a
Maybe the boat can’t take all of the holds the doughboy's fate, and he
few months. It Is observed, Influ
men assigned to it!
knows it. I t’s the raedienl inspection
Upon reimwnl of the stamps, by
enza claimed half as many vic
The strain is awful. Then the order room. It’s the same old feeling he
is given to move forw ard to the exit had when he enlisted nnd came to be
was disclosed w hat the Nova Scotia
The Influenza, which made its
the shed and onto the gang-plnnk. examined. Doctors always were th e
supreme court lins decided Is the last
appearance in India early last
As each man passes out his name is bane of his existence. The door opens
will nnd testam ent of Colin Wentzel,
autumn, was particularly fntnl
checked, nnd a t the top oT the gang- and he steps through.
leaving to Miss Keddy $2.500 nnd hi?
In the central, northern and
plnnk his squad is tolled off and es
share in the schooner L. M. Corkum.
w estern jtortlons, while In Burmn
corted to quarters.
An officer arises from beneath a sign
The estate am ounted in all to $3.382.
It was not so severe. No part
W histles toot, the stevedores unloose marked “chest,” taps his lungs and lis
of the Punjab esenped. The hos
the hawsers. The hand plays on the tens to his heart. He says nothing,
pitals were so choked it was Im
top deck. Men climb into the masts but sits down nnd m arks some hiero
possible to quickly remove the
and rigging. The rails are lined with glyphics on a card, which he passes to
dead and make room for the
them. They shout, they scream, they the officer behind him. The doughboy
Peace Tima Flyers in England Need
dying. Streets and lanes of the
laugh, they cry.
passes on, too. His eyes, ears and
Only Good Eyes and Sound
cities were Uttered with dead
Another regiment has gone home.
ro at are gone over by this officer.
and dying people and the postal
To the layman it sounds easy, He passes on ; the little white card nl-
nnd telegraph services were com
doesn’t It? Two hundred thousand ways preceding him.
H e tries to
London. Eng.—The fact th a t only
men a month, or approxim ately 05.000 glimpse the marks, but even if he doc«
young men cnpable of pnsslng severe
The burning ghats and burial
from each of the three main em barka see them, he doesn’t know whether
physical tests were accepted for avia
grounds were literally swamped
tion ports in France—Bordeaux. Snint- they are favorable or not?
tion work during the w ar has caused
with corpses, while on even
N czaire nnd B rest! There shouldn’t
He passes to the Inst of the six ta
grenter number aw aited removal
he any difficulty about that.
bles and feels worse than he did afte r
from houses and hospitals. The
barred to persons past the prim e of
Well, ju st listen a moment to the the Argnnne offensive. With the rest
depleted medical service. Itself
youth. T hat is a mistake, according to
difficulties of the actual w ork:
he passes on into the next room, where
sorely stricken by the epidemic,
British experts, who say th at for ordi
First, there Is the priority of wound- ' another sergeant with ju st as loud a
was incapable of dealing with
nary peace tim e flying there should be
ed men on the em barkation lists. Ev voice as the- noncom in the bathroom
more than a minute fraction of
no age limit. The only qualifications
ery roan Uble to stand the Journey is tells him again to “make it snappy”
sickness requiring attention.
they set are good eyesight and a sound
being sent as soon as possible to Amer nnd find his place.
The room resembles the first one in
Flying an airplane. It Is pointed out.
But a wounded or, sick man cannot size and equipment. Only the win
- Is much simpler, nnd fa r less nerve \
he taken Immediately from the hos dows are on the opposite side of the
REMOVES STAMPS. FINDS WILL racking than driving an automobile or
pital train at the port to the boat. And building!
catling a yacht. Any man who has 1
unfortunately, the train s r.nd boats
The rack on which he placed his
Betrothed of Drowned Sailor Read« lived a decent open air life, especially I
don’t arrive together. So he m ust be clothes in the first room of the “mill”
They are "Buddies.” And a "Buddy” I* the fellow you would share your ■ taken to a hospital at or near the port.
Latter Third Tima and
- If he has played games and huuted.
has been roiled, while he has been in
will find th a t learning to fly. even a t last bite with. They have only each other le ft The reat of the family perished H is transportation from train to hos the shower, through a side door Into
- the age of 50, Is quite an easy business, in the great war.
pital, his care there and his transpor a delnusing and fumigating room, and
With lota of other folks they had to get out of a town at night that was tation from the hospital to the boat re Inspected and put here. He grabs his
Rangnr, Me.—When Colin Wentzel experts say. A modern airplane will
o f Mahone Bay, N. 8-, sailed last fall virtually fly itself, and the controls being heavily shelled by the Huns, and for days and days they wandered | quire labor and time.
d ea n clothes from the rack with a
In th e schooner A lfaretta for the are so arranged th at a man, even on along with the other refugees. Finally they were sent to the orphanage at
The handling and care of the wound great grin. Even If his clothes have
W est Indies he Intended to return in his flrat trip. It ia argued, does th e Cfcarv$u. near Lyons, France.
ed also have been worked out to a been adjudged fit for salvage and re
a hoot three months and m arry Miss right thing Instinct'-ely.
The church bought a fine old French estate of 300 acres which is now 6 fine point. The orderlies that receive placed with an entire new outfit which
Gladys It eddy. Ilk never saw home
home for 79 small boys and one dog. Already plans are being perfected by them at the dock are trained In the doesn’t really fit. he stilt grins.
handling of stretchen. An ambulance 1 Why Wouldn’t he? He knows he la
again, for within four days’ nail of
the Methodist Episcopal church, as a part of its $106.000.000 Methodist cen
Mrs. Braden Going to Portland.
carrying four men is unloaded and going home now. And he la happy.
M ahone Bay on the return passage he
Inform ation has been received from tenary programme, to increase the capacity of this home to care.for 299 to ready for inspection at the dock with
8ome Job. after all, shipping horn«
was washed overboard and drowned.
Mrs. Winnie Braden, secretary of The $10 future citisens of Franee
in four minutes from the time U ar- 200.000 men a month. Isn't it?
MARK (X) BETWEEN THE NUMBER AND THE MEASURE, AMENDMENT OR ANSWER VOTED FOR.