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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1920)
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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, APRIL 23, 1*20.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY, APRIL 25-26
(Including Sunday Matinee.)
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in “HUMAN DESIRE »
The story ot‘ a waif who adores babies and a w ife
who hates them. The husband was sorely p e r p le x
ed to know what to do with the girl with the m other
ing heart who Providence had sent to his childless
home in his fashionable w ife’s absence. A n ita S tew
art as the waif with the mothering heart has a role
that is different from any she has y et p layed.
J e ff and
Mutt C om edy and F o x News
Jp i TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27-28
flock to Salem and be taken in auto
mobiles to fruit districts near that BAPTISTS ALL MIXED UP
AND A BIG LOT TO EAT
city, and when seaplanes will circle
overhead bearing spectators through
the skies, was definitely set for next
If you wanted to see the skids
Sunday, April 25, by the board of
directors of the Salem Commercial put under old man H. C. L., you
should have been present at the
Baptist Mixer last Friday night.
Judging by the way the tables were
SLOPER BROS. MARKETING
laden, the high cost of living and
THEIR CROP OF BROCOLI
the price of/potatoes and sugar and
Sloper Bros, are marketing their all that, was unknown to the crowd
that was present at the supper at
brocoli. They have already shipped
the Baptist church supper and good
out 2253 crates, including a car by
time last Friday. The tables were
express to Chicago, Monday. A car
laden with enough food stuffs to
sent by freight to Chicago was tied
up in Nevada for a week on account feed a small army. There were
cakes and pies, chicken, roasts,
of the strike. They have twenty
pork, salads, cream, custards and
candies and cookies; and say, it
would make any I. W. W. or pessi
CIVIC CLUB MEMBERS TO
mist break their food strike end eat.
STUDY BALLOT MEASURES
And eat the folks did.
After the supper the crowd went
The Civic Club will meet in regu
upstairs for a short program. The
lar session at the Independence
program was enjoyed by everyone.
Post American Legion club rooms
the program a short business
next Wednesday afternoon, April
was held and when the
28, at 2 o'clock. The time will be
evening was done, the unanimous
given over to the study of the mea
word went forth that "We ought to
sures to be voted on the forthcom
have another one in the near fu
ing election. There are also some
ture.” The request will probably be
important civic movements to dis
cuss and action to be taken upon. granted.
ANITA STEW ART
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Many residents of Independence , vwt'ae BOWMio' * NEVMS papçp .
were startled Sunday aftrnoon be \ AM' «V« o o a S T lM ttS <
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tween three or four o'clock by a I
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strange noise which they were un-
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abl to identify. The sound lasted
but a moment, and a number who
heard it searched the sky in vain,
thinking perhaps a new sounding
airplane was flying over.
The noise was caused by a meteor
of osme size which struck the pave
ment in front of the Oliver Smith
home on Monmouth street. Two
little girls, playing nearby, heard
the whiz and the crash when it hit
the earth. They described it as a
ball of fire.
Running over to
where it lit they were startled to
find a large rock, sizzling hot. It
is composed of mineral substances
and may weigh as much as two
Now what if it .had been solid
gold? It would have been one of
the world’s greatest sensations.
Every paper on earth would have
told about it. As it is, this -is prob
ably the only newspaper notoriety
NEWTONS READY TO PLAY
it will ever get.
NINE BROTHERS IN TEAM
Where did it come from? No
body knows. Perhaps, and likely
With the approach of another
from the sun. In any event ,it has
baseball season, a team is being
been a long time coming.
organized in Independence that will
not only be unique but be able to
AGED MAN DROPS DEAD
put up a good contest against all
CAME HERE TO RESIDE
comers. Here is the .lineup:
A. M. Roop, age 75, who has lived
for a number of years at Mosier,
died suddenly this morning at the
residence of Mrs. Nellie Barnett in
this city. A sufferer from heart
trouble Mr. Roop dropped dead
his wife, he had arrived in Inde
pendence a few days ago to make
All brothers and of playing age
his future home in Independence.
Dorman and Ward. A few
Mrs. Roop is the mother of the late
years must elapse before they will
W. B. Barnett.
be in condition, but if challenged
Funeral services will be held to
time soon “Pa" Newton, still a
morrow forenoon at the Baptist
and the oldest son of Gid
church and burial will take place
Newton can be substituted. The
at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Newtons will play any family team
in the United States for money,
THE COXING SUNDAY NAMED
marbles or chalk. In two or three
BLOSSOM DAY AT SALEM
years the Newtons may be capital
Blossom Day in Marion county, ized and travel the country over
when thousands of persons will playing ball.
BY THOMAS DIXON
See the theory o f free love, practically app lied ,
to smithereens— see two men in even in g
m dress who tight so like primitive beasts that the the
ory o f brotherly love is given a final knockout— It
makes you laugh and cry, thrill and shudder, and
leaves you something o f vital importance to think
about— Would you be as forgiving as “ T h e One
W om an,” who with open arms takes back the m an
who has divorced and ruined his life?— A w orth y
successor to the “ Birth of a Nation” wfitten b y the
same author— A story of life, lo v e , religion and
Comedy and International News
Setting Fast Pace
In Race for Auto
Livest Topic of the Hour in Independence
Today—A Home Race Among
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 29-30
“ THE MIDNIGHT PATROL”
A THOMAS H. INCE SPECIAL
This is a thrilling story of life in one o f A m e r ic a ’s I
b ig g est Chinese quart, w , into w hich there has been ■
w oven a sw eet and w holesom e lov e story.
Rolin Comedy and Pathe News
SATURDAY, MAY 1
To Keep Posted You Must Read the Post
—Now and Always
“I wonder how they stand today?”
That will be the first thought up
permost in the mind of every per
son who receives this copy of the
Polk County Post.
And f then—even before reading
“The Rhyming Summarist," or the
newest development in the hop
market, or the latest news of the
day regarding Independence people
and events—the eye of that reader
will turn to the southeast corner of
this page to read about who's who
in the Post’s campaign for new sub
scribers—the race for the new Max
well touring car and other valuable
prizes to be awarded May 22.
It will continue to be that way
till the end of the campaign—now
only four weeks away.
stands first, second, third, or fourth?
Is my favorite in the lead? What
can I do to help her, and to what
extent? Have any new contest
ants entered the race? Who? and
how do y stand? These and other
timely questions arise in the mind
of the reader, all Kot which find
answer in the published standing
of votes. It is a bureau of informa
tion on the livest topic of the hour
in Independence today.
Do you know, an event of this
kind possesses all the elements of
any contest which arouses the en
thusiasm and quickens the pulse of
Among those who participate it
will be a test of speed, skill, en
durance, perseverance, 'Courage, a-
bility—and, finally, the thrill of vic
Among those who view the con
test (which represent more than the
regular subscribers of the Post, be
cause many riow borrow the paper
from a neighbor) there is presented
INDEPENDENCE | opportunity to enjoy a spirit of rival
ry among home folks in which
IIIIWIIHIII IIIIW IW W IW IlW IIW liW ilB llW IIM IM lia iM IK those elements of American life are
tested in high degree.
So what's the use of going away
from home a thousand miles or so
to see an automobile race, when the
When you're talking about what in the morning machines, filled real thing is right here at home.
an awful day today is, and just with picnic revelers, began chug All we lack is the straight away or
how disagreeable Tuesday and ging out of town and not until late punch bowl track. Thrills and ex
Wednesday were, don’t forget what at night did the pleasure seekers
we had dealt to us last Sunday. An return. .W e wonder too if nearly all
Ideal picnic day. No signs even of the fishes in near by' fishing places
"Old Jupe" being on the job. F.nrly j weren’t caught last Sunday.
“Oates of Brass”
LEST WE FORGET
New Entries Announced Today
Tha Raoa Bag ins In Earasat.
Herold Lloyd Comedy and Ford Weekly
citement, victory or defeat for the
leading places, are all that count
in any race.
And here we have a friendly race
between home people—ours to see,
and ours to enjoy—now, and later.
With each succeeding week it
gathers speed and interest, which
cannot be said of every race you’ve
paid good money to see.
New Entries; New Loaders.
Their names are in the list show
ing the latest count of votes. Who
are they, and how do they stand?
That’s for you to find out, dear
reader. What's the use,of going to
a race if you don't take a seat in
the grandstand and see it for your
self? You might just as well wait
for the megaphone man to an
nounce the winners. Or, you might
just as well stay at home in bed
and read about it in the papers
Perhaps sometime we’ll mention a
few names in these stories about
the Post's..race for the prize auto
mobile, but not today. To b« on the
safe side, it would be a good idea
for you to clip the standing of con
testants from week to week, and
then you'll have a complete chart
of the race from start to finish.
Aay M on to Enter?
That's something we don’t know.
The prizes at stake are very attrac
tive, and nominations are still open.
Moreover, opportunity still invites
a few more good live candidates to
step out and win the capital prize,
or some one of those of lesser value.
Under the liberal voting schedule
of this campaign no candidate now
entered has a lead so formidable
that it might not be easily and
quickly‘ overcome. Indeed, a lead
oT half a million yotes would con
stitute no serious obstacle in the
way of an aspiring candidate now
unknown to you or to this news
paper. A man or woman earnest
ly desiring to win a new automobile
in four week's time would accom
plish wonders in a very few days.
(Continued on last gage)
HERE’S HOW THEY STAND TODAY
P. H. DREXLER REFUSES TO ACCEPT $120,000.
B u t n ob od y know s w hat the ensuing
holds forth .
W ith the goal now on ly fo u r lap s ahead, and the highest
P. H. Drexler hua no desire to add
v o tin g p e r io d o f the cam p aign fa st d ra w in g to a close,
Lista de Telegrafos Santander,
to his worldly wealth, no desire to j
the w eather and road con d ition s clea rin g up, th e r e ’s
Members, don't fail to be present as
be handed $120,000 just for helping
your ideas are needed. Those in ROAD IMPROVEMENT SOUGHT
a p t to be som e liv ely h u stling b y the candidates rig h t
Trust to mo—Drexler.
a poor man now in prison. Queer,
WORK TO BEGIN SOON isn’t it? But we leave you wonder
terested in club work of this nature
Awaiting your answer to instruct now .
Y ou ca n read about it in the n ex t issue o f Tho
are invited to this meeting.
ing why Mr. Drexler spurns so much you all my secret, now I sign only
Aroused to action by the horrible money to give you the letter he re
R. de S. P ost. H ere is the stan d in g o f candidates this w eek.
condition of the roads south of the reived a few days ago.
TOTAL OF POLK COUNTY
REGISTRATION IS «752 city, Independence merchants and lows:
Total Polk county registration
divided as follows: Republicans,
4140, Democrats 2189, Independents
171, Socialists 94, miscellaneous
citizens are taking action to improve
them. Grading will be commenced
on south Main street at once and
co-operation with the road super
visor south of town will be sought
with a view to starting work in his
district at once.
POLK COUNTY’ S TAX LEVY
FREE SEED CORN OFFERED
MAKES TOTAL O r $413,868.24
A1J. YOUTHFUL PLANTERS
H. Hirschberg has offered to fur
nish seed tn all Polk county boys
and girls who will plant either one
half acre or one acre of com and
exhibit it at the Independence com
show this fall. A number have al
ready accepted his offer.
Sunshine brings joy.
The various taxes of Polk coun
ty for the year 1920 are as follows:
State tax, $77,100.80; county, $62.-
097.84; general school, $06,138.76;
special school, $74,905.18; general
roads, $70,05724; special roads, $6,-
487.04; market roads, $23,867; special
cities and town*. $33,214.38; total,
It is as fol
First of all answer by cable not
L O U IS E B A U M A N , In d ep en d en ce ......................
Now all Mr. Drexler has to do is
Madrid, 23-2, 1920.
Dear Sir:—Being imprisoned here go to Spain, help R. le S. get out of
by bankruptcy I beseech you to help ja>l, get the fellow's baggage out of
me to obtain a sum of 360,000 dol hock, find a hidden pocket in a
lars I have in America being ne portmanteau, recover two checks
cessary to come here to raise the valued at $360,000, and for his kind
seizure of my baggage paying to the ness and trouble receive $120,000.
flegistrar of the Court the expenses Yet Mr. Drexler will not do it. He’s
of my trial and recover my port wise.
Now don’t any of you write Amat
manteau containing a secret pocket
where I have hidden two checks Manuel and hike out for Spain.
Payable to bearer fur that sum.
You'd be as big a sucker as some
As a reward I will give up to you body thought Mr. Drexler might be.
the third part viz: 120,000 dollars.
Man’s Most Disagreeable Day
I cannot receive your answer in
the prison but you can send a cable
Every married man gets a taste
gram to a person of my confidence of univesal military training at
who will deliver it me, adressed as house cleaning time—McMinnville
L E M U E L B A R N E T T , I n d e p e n d e n c e ....................
H E L E N C O R N E L IU S , M o n m o u t h ........................
C A C 1 L IA B U R K H O L Z , I n d e p e n d e n c e ................ 89,500
C E C IL R U E F , In d ep en d en ce .................................
F A Y E J O H N S O N , I n d e p e n d e n c e ...........................
L I L L I E C A L K IN S , A irlie ........................................
B. H . H A B E K O T T , S u ver ........................................
H E L E N B U T L E R , In d ep en d en ce ........
M R S . M A U D M c E L M U R R Y , In d ep en d en ce . . 173,400
V I R G I E I. W H I T A K E R , A i r l i e .............................
A L M A S A N D E R S O N , G r e e n w o o d ......................... 111,800
C A R O L L S M IT H , I n d e p e n d e n c e ............................. 31,100
D E L T. H A R M A N , M o n m o u t h ...............................
B E U L A H C O M P T O N , I n d e p e n d e n c e ....................
M R S . G A I L A L E X A N D E R , In dep en d en ce, R t. 2
M R S . W I L L P E T T I J O H N , E ast In d ep en d en ce.
M R S . J A K E F E T Z E R , S u v e r .................