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Hot or Cold
Eat Liberty bread.
Baked by electricity.
lunch time your coffee will be hot. In the good old
“Home of the Grafonola”
PURE DRUGS |
CITY AND COUNTRY
Money to loan. See J. W. KIST
Tripp writes fire insurance.
It is clean.
In honor of her twenty-fifth birth
day, twenty-five friends of Mrs. Will
Woods helped her cejebrate the
event. It was a most enjoyable even
ing and was completed with a de
licious luncheon. Her friends hope
it will be made an annual affair.
g Makes no difference which. A Thermos does it.
g Put in your coffee, carry it to your work and at
g summertime you can have a cool, refreshing drink
g always with you wherever you go. A Thermos
g does the trick. We have them at various prices.
Wanting to rent or buy see J. W.
When you call your grocer be
List your property with J. W. baked by electricity. It's the best.
Uncle Tom Williams visited his
Eat Liberty bread. Baked by son, Hugh, at Airlie over Sunday.
Wood saw for sale. Enquire
Major and Mrs. Rose are in New R. M. Roe, Pedee.
port enjoying the sports.
A number from this section were
Mrs. Josie Lehman is in Suther- in attendance at circuit this week.
lin, Oregon, for an indefinite stay. The docket was very light.
Monmouth Herald: Herman Wun-
der was bruised and injured con
siderably by a full he took Tuesday
in Independence. He rode to town
with Mr. Mattison and at the lum
ber yard the horses started when
he was getting off the wagon, throw
ing him to the ground and inflicting
Adah Chapter, O. E. S., enjoyed
a social gathering after Chapter
work last Tuesday evening. Miss
Schuett.e, Miss Mingus and Mrs.
Butler of Monmouth contributed to
the program. Each one present was
provided with material to make a
hat. Partners were drawn and
when the hats were completed,
couples exchanged millinery and
wore the very original creations to
the banquet hall where the refresh
ment committee served a splendid
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PROOF OF DARWIN’S THEORY
French Botanist Tolls of Exporlmsnta
Hs Has Mads With Various
¡THE FIRST STRIKE I
OF THE SEASON g
Fresh proof of Darwin’s theory of
evolution of species through the
adaptation of forms of life to chang
ing environment has been submitted
to the French Academy of Sciences
by the noted French botanist, Prof.
His experiments have shown that
Do not lose your largest fish by starting out with an a
the same species of plant taken from
old line or leader.
its habitual lowland surroundings
and transplanted to the rocky soil of
a mountain peak tends to change its - Look over your tackle, and then come in and get ■
v/hat you need to make your outfit complete
form at once and to adapt itself to
the rigois of the new surroundings
See our Dry flies, taper lines and leaders.
Professor Bonnier told the
academy of two plants of the same
species, identical in every feature,
one of which he planted in a fertile
plain and the other on the summit
of the “Pic du Midi,” 10,000 feet
above sea level. The first, in its
habitual surroundings, exhibited no
change through transplanting. The
second was completely transformed,
became stunted, and in every re
spect similar to fundamental char
acteristics to all mountain vegeta
tion. Its leaves, originally smooth
and glossy, developed a hairy cover
ing to protect them against the sud I
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I WILLARD E. CRAVEN NOW.
Last Saturday afternoon a num
ber of little fripnds gathered at the
home of Claude Cook to join with
him in celebrating his seventh
birthday. The children enjoyed
games and a number of amusements
until time for refreshments. The FEAR PERIL OF ICY STREETS
table was prettily arranged with a
Judge and Mrs. A. B. Robinson birthday cake bearing seven lighted Lack of Confidence Makes Them a
Only a few days more to register
Bugbear to Most People, Says
now making their home in In tapers. Candies, cream puffs and
for the May primaries.
ice cream were much enjoyed by
Luella Reynolds, Naomi Hewett,
E. E. Tripp has been serving on
The amateur psychologist, who
C. A. Ramsey of Dallas has pur Iwin Felmon, Ernestine Smiley.
the federal grand jury in Portland
picking his way gingerly along
chased 131 acres of the S. L. Burk
pavement glanced en
farm near Airlie.
viously at a group of youths prog
Patrogize home industry. Eat
The Civic Club met in regular ses ressing by the rapid and exhilarating
For Sale—Team wt. 2500. 7 and
in the new quarters of the gait of sliding. They did not fall—
8 years old. R. L. Jewell, Box 40(5,
American Legion which, thru the neither did he—and this fact gave
A big supper and a good time is
courtesies of the Independence the man with a scientific turn of
scheduled at the Baptist church
Post of the Legion, the club has
mind cause for thought.
eration last week, is back on the been privileged to use. Following
“It is all a matter of psychology—
a brief business session, President
Both “The Spoilers” and “The job ngain/after a few days' “vaca Ackerman spoke on the millage bill. of temperament,” remarks a New
Whip" are high class picture pro tion.”
His talk was instructive and con York Evening Sun writer. “I could
ductions. Here next week.
and the Club unanimously slide along the street just as safely
The Independence High School
the bill. Hostesses for the as those boys if I only believed I
Miss Helen Butler, a senior at the base ball team went to Jefferson to afternoon were: Mrs. Frank Smith, could. I am not ancient; neither am
Normal, began teaching in the day where they will play the High Mrs. F. L. Chown and Mrs. Schu
I crippled. Why don’t I ? Because I’m
School team of that place.
Training School here this week.
macher. The next meeting of the afraid I ’ll fall and that’s all there
Club will be held April 28, the 4th
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Patterson of Tillotson’s Orchestra dance Satur Wednesday, at the Legion Club is to it. Those boys are not afraid—
therefore they are perfectly safe. If
Portland were Sunday guests at the day night was a good one. The rooms.
they slip they recover their balance
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. crowd was large and the music ex
laugh; if I slip I get all excited
F. A. Patterson.
Mrs. K. C. Eldridge entertained and sprain my back.
“I am not talking about feeble
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Martin
H. B. Fletcher submitted to a very charmingly at auction 500 last
and young son, James, Jr., of Port minor operation at a Salem hospital Saturday evening for the Autowins folk, but about the average able
land, were week end guests at the last week. His friends nre pleased and a few additional friends.. The bodied man or woman. The safest
rooms were gail^- adorned with
J. G. McIntosh home.
that he is recovering nicely.
pretty Spring flowers and clusters way to cross ice is to walk firmly
of Oregon grape. A ¡handsomely and calmly across it as you would
Any and all forms of Insurance
Word has been received from Ten appointed three-course luncheon wa* across a dry street. Everybody ought
J. W. KISTLER.
nessee that the W. G. Grant family served. At the table, lovely with to know that, but how few take ad
will start for Oregon today. Mrs. Spring flowers and dainty place vantage of the fact. Years of dis
Edgar J. Howe, a surveyor living Grant has been severely ill, but has cards, were seated: Dr. and Mrs. O. cretion bring many flopflops in
near Independence, is circulating a recovered sufficiently to make the D. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. George many more ways than one.”
petition to get on the primary bal trip.
Conkey, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Robin
lot as a republican candidate for
son, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thomas,
N A U TIC A L KNOW LEDGE.
A number of those interested in Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Duganne, Mrs.
Charles had first met his United
the success of the summer Chau H. B. Fletcher, Mrs. Clyde Ecker,
navy cousin but a few weeks
The Post Automobile Contest is
on with Mrs. Maud McElmurry in night and perfected an organization kle, Delos Eldridge, Mr. and Mrs. before a Christmas box arrived from
the lead by a narrow margin. The with Prof. J. H. Collins as chair K. C. Eldridge. During the lunch the latter. Being doubtful as to the
big hustle will begin Monday and man. It will take a lot of hustling eon cabinet music was enjoyed. three-year-old’s recollection of the
the next vote will show many sur to put this Chautauqua over but it The merry event was planned by donor, his mother asked him if he
Mrs. Eldridge as a surprise cele
will be done.
bration of her husband's birthday. remembered his cousin, Ben, to
which the young Yankee, wise in the
knowledge of at least one ship, and
S U D D E N PR O S P E R ITY.
recalling the naval uniform, replied:
For the man or boy who
mother; did he come over in
“They tell me,” said the foreign
does not wish to buy stock
visitor, “that your country is over the Mayflower?”
run with the newly rich."
C O N S ID E R A TE .
clothing, we are authorized
“So it is,” replied the American
host. “I’ve seen pearl necklaces on
agents of the International
“Lucky fellow 1”
necks that a few years ago were none
“ Why so?”
Tailoring Co. and E. V.
too well acquainted with soap and
“He has the kind of wife who
water.”—Birmingham Age-Herald. thinks he’s the greatest man in the
Price & Co., two world
T H E LURE.
wide concerns that have
“She’s the person who is in luck.
must have the sort of friends
“A week ago the proprietor of
built up a reputation for
too kind-hearted to disillu
that soda fountain was on the vergv
honesty, accuracy and va
of bankruptcy, and uow he is getting sion her.”—Birmingham Age-Her
lue. They have models for every occasion, and
“He put latticed swinging half
suitable fabrics for every model. The selection is
doors in fro n t”—Judge.
“Some of these soviet people
one of the widest in the market and is well worth
doubtless have a few good ideas.”
IN V O L V ED .
"Possibly. But what chance is
seeing if you are interested in dress smartness. We
to hear them when everybody
« n i. sentence* are terribly in
respectfully invite you to look them over before
is shouting at once ?"
volved, aren’t they P”
“Very. They read almost as
you decide on your spring and summer suit. The
though they had been written by the
visit will repay you, for most assuredly there is no
man who got up the income tax
"Is the ex-kaiser still chopping
better offering in the country; and this means not
"Well, I think if the allies put
Boost your favorite contestant
only your town, but New York and Chicago or any
him on trial he will soon be chop
Phone The Post the news.
American Ingenious Invention Pro
tects Ships Which Are Lying
In interesting device intended for
euch purposes as protecting a small
port where the cost of permanent
works would be prohibitive or for
warding off heavy seas from a vessel
lying along an exposed pier, recently
has been perfected, says a writer in
the Engineering supplement of the
Known as the Brasher air screen,
it is the invention of Philip Brasher,
an American government engineer.
I t consists in laying a line of per
forated pipes on the bed of the sea.
These pipes are connected to an air
compressor and when a gale springs
up compressed air is driven through
them. The bubbles as they rise to
the surface form a screen behind
which it is said that a vessel can lie
safely, even though a heavy sea may
be running a few hundred yards
away. The device was first used for
the protection of a pier, 4,000 feet
long, at El Segundo, in California.
In the winter after this pier was
built, half of it was washed away,
and its owners were contemplating
the abandonment of the station
when the air screen was installed,
with satisfactory results.
TIT FOR TAT
N A TU R A LLY .
O. A. Kreamer
Interchurch World Movement
S u rv e y o r; Find Lethargy
T h e ch u rch used to have to co m p ets
w ith the saloon as th e c e n te r of re c re a
tion. Now it h as to com pete w ith the
m ovie, th e dance-hall and th e m otor
T h is is th e view of th e problem fac
ing ru ra l ch u rch es O regon, of sur-
| veyors fo r the In te rc h u rc h W orld
i M ovem ent w ho h av e sp en t m onths
m aking in v estig atio n s of conditions in
I th e state.
"W e c an n o t com plain because th e s s
o th e r a ttra c tio n s p.re draw ing the peo-
j pie aw ay from tn e ch u rch ," said one,
“so long as we do not provide an y
a lte rn a tiv e social a ttra c tio n s.
church h as to m eet th e dem ands of th e
j com m unity in w hich it exists, physical
and rec re a tio n a l as well as sp iritu a l,
j and so long as it does not m eet them
| It c a n n o t p ro te st a g a in s t th e fact th a t
the dance-hall and m ovies occupy the
| leisu re tim e of th e younger people,
while th e w hole fam ily is lured by the
j prospect of a m o to r trip ra th e r th an
I by w hat the ch u rch a t p re s e n t h as to
“The church has to offer something
‘better. It will.not accomplish much
by denouncing the dance-hall and other
amusements of which it disapproves
so long as its criticism is merely nega
E M I N E N T DOGS.
tive. It has to take a positive course
and provide entertainment and reerea-
Among jolly dogs poor old “Jut- tion of genuine attraction and so oust
land Jumbo,” the fat and famous the baci w ith th e good. I know of
one who went to war, will be long dec Sunday school th a t faced th is prob
lem i: i a vigorous w ay. It found th a t
remembered. He was a typical Brit the local pool hall w as a ttra c tin g large
ish bulldog, and was lent by its own n um bers cf young m en, so it bought
er to Jellicoe’s flagship as a mascot, the pool tab les, th u s closing th e pool
where he proved worthy of his trust hall. B ut it did n o t stop th ere . It
pffered e n te rta in m e n t w hich effectiv e
at the battle of Jutland.
ly reach ed th ese young iro n w ho had
He also collected for charities, previously sp e n t th e ir tim e a t the pool
like the collies Help and Tim of hall. W e can h av e m ovies in the
Paddington station, who between church too, esp ecially th o se ed u catio n
them cleaned considerably over £1,- al film s w hich can easily be got from
G overnm ent d e p a rtm e n ts.”
000. And now dog Jumbo has come the Som
e su rv ey o rs found th a t th e re w as
to join them in the happy hunting a g en eral lack of in te re s t in the church
ground where John Peel’s Banter and relig io u s th in g s in th e ru ra l d is
and Ringwood and Bellman, as well tric ts w hich they visited. " P a s to rs a re
as Bab and Owd Bob have gone be becom ing d isco u rag ed ,” one said, “and
spend p a rt of th e ir tim e w orking on
fore. Will not somebody write a farm s in stead of p u ttin g all th e ir e i
book about our famous individual fort in to church w o rk .”
T he re s u lts of th o se su rv ey s will
of the leading cities.
Don’t say “I saw it In the pa-
per.” Say “I saw it in The
Post” for if the news is true
and accurate that's where you
did see it
CHURCHES PLAN TO
AID RURAL LIFE
Mabel—Here comes Charlie Dubb
the walk. That boy give* me the
' tion business very seriously now, shivers.
Marie—Why don’t you give him
> [ aren’t they ?”
“Certainly; they are giving It s the shake?—Boston Transcript
great deal of sober thought”
form an im p o rta n t p a rt of the program
at th e co nference to be held in th is
county e a rly in A pril.
NO S C H O O L S F O R C H I N E S E .
T h e re a re a t le a s t 60,000,000 young
I people of school ag e in C hina for whom
th ere a re a t p re s e n t no educational
facilities a t all. Included in th e pro
gram of th e In te rc h u rc h W orld Move
m ent w hich will be explained a t the
conference to be held in th is county
early in A pril a re five u n iy ersities in
China each involving th e cooperation
->f from four to six denom inations.
J U S T IN S I G H T .
“A famous aviator is returning to
his home town for a visit.”
“Ah! Is that the man over there
wearing a silk hat and a long-tailed
“Oh, no. That’s the chairman of
the reception committee. The re
turning aviator is that speck up in
the sky.”—Birminghsm Age-Her-