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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1920)
THE POLK COUNTY POST
AN OPENING SPRING POEM
(Morrillton, [Ark.], Unit.)
Now quacks again the genial duck,
The friendly pig is squealing,
And soon the cackling hen will
Entered as second class matter March 26, 1018, at the postofflce at
Independence, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Her call i3 spring revealing.
The earth its products multiplies.
And the men the scheme sees thru
Editor and Publisher.
CLYDE T. ECKER
Danme Nature he would cap'talize
But nature beat him to it.
He finds himself caught in the
TH R E E MONTHS
S IX M ONTHS
That captures cows and chickens
And tho he drifts on ruin’s verge,
ONE Y E A R
Uuless otherwise provided for, subscriptions will be stopped at expiration He's happy as the dickens.
Published every Friday at Independence, Oregon.
Feedlpg Chickens By Telephone
Have you a little potato in your home? I f so, put it
“Yes, we had a patron once who
in the safe.
fed his chickens by telephone," said
Good roads are essential, but that is no excuse for
paying a graft premium to have them built.
Manufacturers will take advantage of the wave of
overallphobia to advance prices— bet on that I
W e note that several newspapers have adopted as
a slogan, “ Give us white paper or we die.” The situa
tion is very alarming.
W e know Mr. L odge’s record, so in some ways we
prefer Mr. Washington, Mr. Adams, Mr. W ebster or
some other total stranger for vice president.
Should Hiram Johnson upset calculations and be
nominated at the Republican convention you would see
“ big business” taking a very affectionate interest in the
Bryan for Army Bonus; Tax on “Big Business”
Advocated to Raise Fund.—Headline.
Another brilliant Bryan idea that the
shouldn’t wait twenty years to adopt.
Jeff Wilbur, a Clackamas county person o f ill repute,
after being convicted o f a violation o f a liquor law, jum p
ed his bail and departed for parts unknown. Eventually
he was found, returned, and promptly paroled, escaping
a jail sentence o f a year’s length. W ould some poor devil
convicted o f stealing a pair o f shoes fare as well? Yet
men wonder why there is “ bolshevekism” in this country.
a telephone man, "and here’s the
way he fixed it; He put the chick
ens in a box and set them directly
under the telephone, then he wrap-
ed some chicken feed in paper and
hung it loosely from the clapper of
the telephone bell. At noon he
simply rung up his house; the vi
bration of the clapper dislodged
the fastenings; the paper fell down
and the feed dropped in the box—
“Then there was the case of a cer-
taih telephone that acted queerly
at times, as if the receiver was be
ing left off the hook. We inspects
ed it, but whenever the lineman got
to the house, the phone was always
O. K. But one day the troubleman
dropped in casually—and here’s
what he found: The lady of the
house was darning the family
stockings and was using the end
of the telephone receiver as a sub
stitute for a darning ball!
makes a very good one, too, but the
telephone company doesn’t recom
mend its use for that purpose.
"And 1 might tell you about the
lady who called ‘central’ one day
and said something like this: ‘I’m
going over to a neighbor's house
for a fittle while and my baby is
asleep. I’ll just leave the telephone
receiver on the pillow by its head
—if it wakes up and cries, couldn't
you sing to it?”
Silver Foxee Uve High
Silver foxes on a ranch at Hun
gary Hollow, near here, are epi
cureans and live on the fat of the
land, according to a Regina (Sask.)
dispatch to the New York Evening
Sun. This need not be wondered at,
It will be perfectly agreeable to most folks when the for silver foxes literally are worth
maximum rate o f interest is five per cent, and in the their weight in gold.
The little aristocrats are fed ea
course o f human events that day will probably arrive, but
expensively as guests in the best
the state o f Oregon would be rushing the season very di- hotels. The meat served them is
sasterously to itself in embracing such an opportunity kept in a perfectly regulated and
now. While the state of Oregon has always taken great spotless refrigerator. It consists of
pride in being first, here is an occasion when it would be the choicest cuts of tenderloin
steaks and pork chops, with a little
greatly to its advantage in being last.
horse meat added by way of variety.
The foxes have shredded wheat, pre
An Ohio congressman in a recent speech let go the pared as carefully as it might be for
some wealthy and querulous invalid.
Other breakfast foods, cereals and
“Thelr’s not to make reply,
vegetables pamper the appetites of
Their’s not to reason why,
the little beasts.
Thelr’s to vote ‘Nay’ or ‘Aye’
The ranch is tightly fenced in
As the boss ordered."
with wire eight feet high and sunk
This was aptly illustrated during the reception o f the in the ground several feet The fox
league o f nations-peace treaty in the senate. The Repub houses are constructed on scientific
lican members voted down all amendments offered by hygienic plans. They are kept
Democrats and on the final vote 20 Democrats, zealous scrupulously clean.
The success of this fox ranch on
advocates o f the proposition, voted in the negative be
Canadian Pacific railway and of
cause President Wilson so wished it.
several others near Winnipeg has
demonstrated that the prairie prov
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inces are as well adapted to breeding
silver foxes ss Prince Edward island,
THE RHYM ING SUMMARIST
which is the world’s center of the in
A number of silver fox farms are
Old Engine Three of the I. A M.
in the United States. In
Stands silent as a tomb,
of enormous profit;
It is extinct, has run its course,
the industry seems as alluring as
No longer will it boom;
The toot that tooted a hearty toot
For many, many a day,
Or even hoot,
The toot has hit the hay.
*Now if you have a little toot
And can make a little noise,
And that little noise will do some good
Among the girls and boys—
Then let your toot just toot its toot,
Let it echo to the hills,
For a little toot
Thrown in to boot,
Is better dope than pills.
If there’s something amiss about your toot,
It sounds croaky or is sick,
Plug a mop rag in the vent
And stop the measly kick;
For the world doesn’t care a tinker’s tink
About any person’s toot,
If it is Ul
W ith pique to spill,
And snivels out the soot.
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The Figures For It
rOR JOINT REPRESENTATIVE
fold by the bank book
I hereby announce my candiducy
for the office of Joint Representa
tive for Polk and Lincoln counties,
subject to the will of the Repub
lican Voters at the primary election
GEO. T. GERLINGER.
A Bank’s Business
is to see that a communi-
T H A ty T and
its people prosper.
A good bank should he favorable
toward practical projects which
bring benefits of developement.
On the other hand it should be un
favorable toward those things
which work a hardship on persons
or the locality.
Over the Alps In Tanks
France’s task of beating swords
into plowshares included the conver
sion of tanks into something having
P* ace time value. Some have been
employed for towing canal barges;
others have become agricultural
tractors; others have made their
way into the factory, where they car
ry loads from place to place. But the
most novel conversion is no doubt
that of the mountain-climbing
tanks, now available to tourists of
the French Alps of Savoy. Shorn
o f its coat of armor and its fighting
equipment, the tank boils down to
a very powerful caterpillar tractor.
Provided with seats so aranged as to
get the most seating capacity of a
given floor space, it becomes an ex
cellent passenger-carrying vehicle
for traversing rough terrain. Indeed,
in the mountain-climbing the service
tanks are called upon to cross
brooks, uneven grounds, logs, brush,
tall grass, and so on, not to speak
of the steepest rises. *
Preachers Hard Hit
With government experts announc
ing that $1,500 is the lowest salary
upon which a family can be decently
maintained and suggesting budgets for
none lower, ministers have a discour
aging outlook. Such things as hospi
tal bills are almost impossible to meet,
and yet every normal family has some
illness in its midst every year. Ac
cordingly the Interchurch Movement,
while on its way to obtain higner aver
ages in salaries, will assist by provid
ing free care in its institutions.
Tripp sells real estate.
Y o u ’ll find the ^Farmers State
State Bank practicing what it
preaches in both these respects.
Consultation begets co-operation.
“It W ill Surprise You”
says the Good Judge
W hen you learn how long
a little of the Real Tobacco
H ow long it holds its rich
The real satisfaction.
The money saved.
A n y man w h o uses the
Real Tobacco Chew will
tell you that.
FARMS AND ACREAGE WANTED
For real service and results list
your property with us. We have
six salesmen with machines. We
inspect and photograph your prop
erty and advertise extensively, and
have a demand for property at all
times. Fred W. German Co., 732
Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Port
C. W. »T IN E .
J. B. PARKER,
C. G. IRVINE.
Glen C. Smith
R IG H T C U T is a short-cut tobacco
W -B C U T is a long fine-cut tobacco
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LOOK AT THE
LEG OF LAMB
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Note its beautiful color, its
firm texture. And its real
lamb, too. No yearling or
young mutton about it. An-1
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better. Each morsel will
taste like more and each
will be a treat. Won’t cost
you any more than common
meat, either. Better try one
IKE WIND MILL SHOP
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A ll kind o f barbering
done and satisfaction
guaranteed. L a d i e s ’
shampooing and mas
saging given special at-'f|
tention. Shine in con- §
TALLEY A SILETZ
Effective April 1, trains will
run as follows:
No. t arrives from Hoskins
9:15 A. M. daily
No. 4 arrives from Camps
4:00 P. M. daily except Sunday
No. 1 departs for Camps
10:50 A. M. daily except Sunday
No. 3 departs for Hoskins
4:15 P. M. daily
Freight service 2:30 P. M. on
Tuesdays and Saturdays
SWOPE & SWOPE
MILLER & SMITH
The Independence National Bank
AN ACCOUNT in a commercial bank is the most
convenient aid to modern business. It systema
tizes payments, is a check on all expenditures and
shows you just where you stand each month.
Open one with us today. It will pay you to do so.
Member Federal Reserve System
(From the Portland Journal.)
Census authorities figure It out
that In America a baby is bom Office over Craven A Walker’s Store
Officers and Directors
every 10 seconds, somebody dies
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
C. A. McLaughlin, V. P.
every 18 seconds, a marriage takes
ira D. M ix, Cashier
place every 25 seconds and a di Independence,
vorce every- 25 minutes. They also
W . H. W alker
D. W . Sears
O. D. Butler
conclude that tuberculosis, by im
proved methods of treatment, has
dropped to third place as a des
TO REALIZE THE
troyer of American life, that pneu
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monia has risen to first, and heart
disease gone to second place.
No Flaw In the Advertising
There is said to be a flaw in the
legal proceedings granting Mary
Pickford a divorce, but for advertis
ing purposes it is as good as they
can make them.
Burglars broke into the grounds
of the Illinois State Insane Asylum
and stole $800 worth of liquor. It
must be great to be crazy in Illi-
W e buy everything you
want to sell and sell
everything you want to
buy. Cash or trade.
Bring in everything you
want to sell
11 and I will
sell it for you on a
M A X GOLDMAN
0. A. C. B A R R E D ROCK EGGS for hatching.
These are from
their heavy laying strain.
15 Eggs for $2.00.
WILLARD E. CRAVEN
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