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SUNDAY AND MONDAY, MAY 2 3
(Including Sunday Matinee.)
Now- see them go!
Seven of them all bunched to
gether and racing like the wind!
Did you ever see*a prettier race
in your life? Did you ever witness
a better burst of spued experience
greater thrills, or be .entertained
by greater surprises? Did you ever
see so many earnest, ambitious, red-
blooded Americans participating in
an event which means so much to
them—the ownership of a fine,
brand new automobile of late de
sign and Maxwell make, or other
attractive prizes, the awarding of
which is now only a 'few days a-
^ Certainly not; they don’t make
^ them any better than this race of
^ ours in Independence. And the
; best is yet to come. Faster time,
and greater surprises in the rela
B tive sending of those participating
may be expected in the last laps of
Developments of the Week.
1 “ Heart 0 the Hills” j
I The smile which as you know turns to sadness, to
|j anger, dispair, hatred and revenge as the play runs.
3 This is the story of a little mountain girl, true to her
g principle but ready to fight with fist or gun for Clan
sumHE | or against oppression. The Third Great Mary Pick-
ford Picture from her own studios.
Jeff and Mutt Comedy and Fox News
HERE TWENTY YEARS
Mark E. Hibbard, familiarly
known as "Markie" and for twenty
years a resident of Independence,
died on Sunday night aged 69
years. He had been afflicted with
Bright's disease for a number of
Mi-. Hibbard was bom in New
York and was unmarried. His only
relative in the West was Mrs. C. L.
Fitchard of Independence.
“Markie” enjoyed a w'ide ac
quaintance und bad many friends.
Interment was made at the I. O. O.
F. cemetery, yesterday, Dr. H. C.
Dunsmore having in charge the last
rites at the grave.
CIVIC CLUB MEMBERS
STUDY ELECTION MEASURES
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 5
in “ THE ISLE OF CONQUEST.”
Sailing the seas of happiness—a girl—a man—the
only survivors of a shipwreck—a typical, tropical
isle—prospects of a life-long isolation—the birth
of love—and then came—her husband! The story
Of a brave girl’s fight for happiness; an absorbing
drama that strikes straight to the heart. Beautiful
scenes—lavish settings—and a thrilling journey
thru Nature’s Wonderland.
Comedy and International News
The Independence Civic Club is
NOT MUCH DOING IN POLK
keeping apace/with the other Fed
COUNTY PRIMARIES erated Clubs of the state by giving
The Polk County primaries to be
held on May 21, will be devoid of
unusual excitement as the repub
licans have but three contests and
the democrats one. Following is
the complete list of filings for the
For Sheriff—John W. Orr, Re
For Treasurer—A. V. R. Snyder,
For Clerk—Floyd D. Moore, Re
For Assessor—Fred J. Holman, Re
For Superintendent of Schools—
Josiah Wills, Republican.
For Coroner—R. L. Chapman,
For Surveyor—J. J. Sammons,
and Edgar J. Howe, Republicans.
For Commissioner—Albert Teal,
Ezra Hart, O. A. Wolverton, Re
publicans; W. J. White, C. C. Gard
For District Attorney—J. N. Hel-
gerson, Republican; E. K. Piasecki,
For Joint Representative (,Polk
and Lincoln counties)—George T.
Gerlinger, D. E, Fletcher, Repub
For Representative—P. O. Powell,
Republican; Li D< Brown, Demo
Latest Dope on Big Auto Race
In Brilliant Bursts of Speed New Leaders Now Set the
Pace—More Surprises in Store.
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Once more the question of
“where do we go from here" on the
proposed West Side Highway is
acute and three men composing the
highway commission of the state of
Oregon are making an investiga
tion of tile two routes. One would
go south from Monmouth mid the
other would go from Monmouth to
Independence and then south. The
daily papers huve sent special
correspondents here this week to
"'cover" the story and one of them
reaches the following conclusions:
“In an effort to get the west side
Pacific highway built from Hick-
reall to Independence and on south
to Corvallis by way of this city,
H. Hirschberg went to Portland
yesterday to consult with members
of the state highway commission.
The original plan is mapped out
by way of Monmouth from Rick-
reall. Farmers south of Independ
ence aiyjl in the vicinity of Parker
and Suver have offered to contri
bute approximately $4000 and do
the necessary work if the plan can
be changed to include these points
on the improved road. Other in
ducements, it is said, will likely be
made to have the road built
through Independence and it is be
lieved that the commission will ac
cept the liberal offer that has been
“A paved road has already been
built from Independence to Mon
mouth and north part way to Rick-
reall. By way of Monmouth is a
shorter route from Portland and
way points, but from Salem the
more direct route is by way of In
dependence. Inasmuch as most of
the traffic will be on the east side
of the river to Salem it is contend
ed that the best route to southern
Oregon is through this city. The re
sult of the conference is looked for
with much hope cfn the part of In
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, APRIL 30, 1920.
a month to the study of the mea
sures to be voted on at the forth
coming election. At the meeting
Wednesday it was decided to have
Wednesday, May 12. Roll call will
be responded to with patriotic quo
tations. Mrs. Chown, Mrs. J. S.
Cooper, Mrs. Kreamer, Mrs. Swope
and Mrs. Hubbard will make
further arrangements for the meet
ing. As is the custom with the
Club , the members will co-operate
with the mayor in plans for “clean
up-day." Mrs. W. H. Walker and
Mrs. O. D. Butler were appointed to
confer with the mayor regarding
arrangements. Plans were made
for a cooked food sale, Saturday,
May 8 . The following ladies will
have charge: Mrs. Robbie, Mrs.
Sloper and Mrs. Baun; co-chairmen,
Mrs. Chas. Fitchard, Mrs. J. N.
Jones, Mrs. Arrell and Mrs. Girard.
The committee on the Community
Memorial Building which includes
Mrs. J. S. Cooper Mrs. George Cbn-
key, Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Eldridge
hope to have some report to make
at the meeting May 12.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MAY 6 7
“ RIO G R A N D E”
The Augustus Thomas Sensational Stage Success
H alf Mexican, half American, at first the Mexican
blood prevailed and she hated the Gringos. Then
the American blood asserted itself and she came to
love, not all, but one—Gringo. But what a struggle
with self; what struggles with her friends and
neighbors, all Mexicans; what changing first to one
side and then the other! And then finally the stir-
ring raid upon the American settlement, in which
she at last found herself! A picture that will go
big everywhere. Why shouldn’t it? It has every-
Rolin Comedy and Pathe News
SATURDAY, MAY 8
(From the Independence Monitor
April 30, 1915)
Allen T. Clark and Miss Pauline
TELEPHONE RATE HEARING
IN INDEPENDENCE MAY 5 Olin married on April 22.
William C. Pollan died at his
The application for a raise in home at Monmouth.
rates of the Independence Tele
Water fountain installed at the
phone Company to apply in the
citieh of Independence and Mon corner of C and Main streets.
mouth has been set for a hearing
and investigation before the Public ROY W. FINSETH OF
DALLAS IS SUICIDE
Service Commission of Oregon at
the city hall in Independence on
DALLAS, Or., April 29—Roy W.
Wednesday, May 5, at 1:30 p. m.,
"at which time and place all par Finseth, of this city, killed himself
ties to the said proceedings will be last night with a revolver at his
home. He was a son of Mr. and
The telephose company desires Mrs. P. A. Finseth and was reared
to raise its monthly toll charges here and educated in the Dallas
and the Independence city council schools. He has been employed in
in behalf of the people, filed a pro his father's store for several years.
He was first sergeant of Company
test against such a proposed raise.
All citizens interested in the matter L of the old 3d Oregon of this city
are urged to be present and state and a veteran of the Mexican border
their objections to the proposed ad trouble. Mr. Finseth leaves his
vance if they have any. Some one wife and small child, besides his
will be present to represent the city father and mother and a brother, L.
He was a member of the Knights
Whether citizens of Monmouth
will be present to file a protest we of Pythias and that body probably
will have charge of the funeral.
have not learned.
THIS WEEK n V E YEARS AGO
IN SOUTH POLK COUNTY
For your approval, ladies and
gentlemen, we present as leader in
the race this week Miss Faye John
son, a well-known and popular
Independence girl, who was all but
a obscured by the dust raised by oth-
erentraqts in the race a week ago
today. Miss Johnson is getting a
fast pace for the others to follow,
and enthusiastic friends along the
way are calling forth her best ef
forts to remain in the enviable po
sition she has taken.
Clfcse behind the leader comes
Miss Louise Bauman of the Inde
pendence telephone exchange. She
was also one of the trailers one
week ago, having just entered the
race, but she was alive to oppor
tunities in the field, and her activ
ity and enthusiasm, aided by he
friends, have shown excellent re
Mrs. Maud McElmurry, pace
maker in the race for two success
ive weeks, drops into third place.
However, that is nf> indication that
she may not soon regain her covet
ed position, and keep it to the end.
| Shn is well aware that votes which
count at the finish are those which
| really count.
Miss Cacilia Birkholz drops from
| third to fourth place, but with a
| substantial fbcrease in her voting
strength as compared with her
§ standing one week ago. She is
| closely followed by Miss Lillie
| Calkins, of Airlie, whose advance
| ment shows one of the surprises of
week. One additional subscrip
tion would have shifted the posi
■ tions of the two contestants. The
i two young ladies are putting up a
pretty race for something better.
■ Next on the field come Carrot
Smith, of Independence Miss Al
ma Sanderson, of Greenwood, and
Mrs. Gail Alexander, of Independ
ence, route 2, all in a bunch.
Caroll Smith is an Independence
school boy. By no means is he
neglecting his studies, but in this
race he is also stepping right along
in professional style. Miss Sander
son ranked second a week ago,
and a little bird which flew down
from the Greenwood community
yesterday ufternoon brings the
good news that she will be among
the leuders again before long. Mrs.
Alexander has come up from behind
in manner to indicate that toward
the finish she may have votes to
One new candidate is James H.
Hinkle. He is a rural mail carrier
at Monmouth, a snappy, likeable
young fellow, with friends galore
in his home community, and alive
to his opportunity in this campaign
to secure the very thing he needs
—a new automobile. Sickness at
home prevented him from showing
much voting strength this week—
but you oan't tell what will hap
pen when he really gets started.
Keep your eye, also, on Miss
Helen Butler. With her studies at
the Normal and her school work
in Independence class rooms she has
been a very busy young woman
lately. But in that connection it
is well to remember: (1) the best
things in life usually are obtained
by busy people; (2) the old adage,
“still waters run deep.” Either
may apply to Miss Butler in this
instance. She may soon begin to
exemplify those truths.
Among other likely candidates in
the field are Miss Beulah Compton,
Cecil Ruef and Lemuel Barnett, In
dependence; Mrs. Jake Fetzer, Suver;
Mrs. Will Pettijohn, East Inde
pendence. They will have to move
pretty fast to stay in the running,
but they are not yet down and out.
In this connection it is well to re
member that the leaders of today
were not the leaden of yesterday.
They may not be the leaden to
Last Call fee Mg Yates.
In fairness to ail concerned—the
contestants and their friends—we
call attention once more to the
fact that the "first period" of the
voting schedule will come to a
close Saturday night, May 1, at 9
o'clock, sharp. After that hour a
sharp decline in the voting power
of collections will become effective.
Resident candidates should report
earlier in the day. The late hour
is for the benefit of candidates who
reside at a distance.
Remember, also, that long-term
subscriptions have the highest
voting power. Two 5 year subscrip
tions, amounting to $15.00 (with the
special $15.00 club ballot added)
are now good for 100,000 votes; ten
such subscriptions are good for
500,000 votes; and so on. The
same amounts returned later in the
campaign will not be worth as
many votes. This is another fair
WHO WILL OWN THIS FINE MAXWELL CAR?
Herold Lloyd Comedy and Ford Weekly
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T H E A T R E ! i l
IN D E P E N D E N C E
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ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE
The 101st anniversary of the
founding of Odd Fellowship was
duly celebrated by members of the
Independence lodges and a numl>er
of visitors last night. The con
genial smile and hearty handshake
greeted all when they entered the
hall and a more lively and con
genial bunch never gathered be
The Ozark Orchestra, consisting
of W. Huntley, Guy Walker and Ed
Wunder, started the program off
with their popular music and got
everybody to jigging with their
feet. Then Attorney B. F. Swope
delivered an eulogy of Odd Fellow
ship which was very interesting
nnd instructive. John Mills of Sa
lem also spoke briefly. A solo by
Mrs. Edna Irvine nnd a reading by
Miss Arbuthnot helped fill the even
ing with joy. Their selections were
much appreciated. Five boys from
the high school added a popular
number to the program. Sand
wiched in between these numbers,
the orchestra played nnd was a-
hundantly applauded each time.
There was a great spead in the
banquet room after the program.
No king ever sat down to a greater
feast. Everyone ate until he or she
was "running over.”
Another big night for Odd Fellow
ship has passed but the memory
and taste will linger for weeks.
That’s the leading question of the hour in south Polk
county today. You can help your favorite own it soon
by merely subscribing for, or renewing your subscription
to the Polk County Post. That’s easy for you, and it will
bs fine for you and your friend. H ere’s the latest stand
ing of votos:
FAYE JOHNSON, Independence....................... 202,400
LILLIE CALKINS, Airlie ................................... 168,800
LOUISE BAUMAN, Independence .................. 195,500
JAMES H. HINKLE, M onm outh.......................
MRS. GAIL ALEXANDER, Independence Rt. 2 129,000
ALMA SANDERSON, Greenwood.................... 131,950
CACILIA BIRKHOLZ, Independence ............ 170,500
HELEN BUTLER, Independence.......................
CAROLL SMITH, Independence ...................... 138,650
MRS. MAUD McELMURRY, Independence.. 189,000
LEMUEL BARNETT, Independence ..............
MRS. WILL PETTIJOHN, East Independence
CECIL RUEF, Independence...............................
BEULAH COMPTON, Independence................
MRS. JAKE FETZER, S u v e r ............................