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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1921)
T he P olk county P ost
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN SOUTH POLK COUNTY
VOLUME m .
•OF THE SKY
Last night, you beheld, barring
clouds, a total eclipse of the
moon. The evening mistress of
the skies ran into the earth’s
shadow and was erased from
sight for many minutes.
An eclipse is spectacular—a
wonder that is awe-inspiring.
But there two more wonders in
the sky at present that are more
wonderful than the moon’s
if you will follow the course of
the Milky Way from overhead to
the east somewhere among the
millions of little blurred lights,
you will find a comet. We can
tell you exactly where it is if
you are favored with some
astronomical knowledge. How
ever, this is notTesessary for as
time passes on this particular
comet will become brighter and
brighter, finally to fly off into
space to return again several
yeirs hence. So far as known
no eoaet ever hit the earth but
this one’s course is such that it
may come reasonably close, but
not near enough for any earth
person to hop on and ride.
When a comet becomes so
prominent that it stretches its
gigantic tail across the skies,
and this one may, it gives a fel
low the "creeps,” not so much
from feur but there’s a some
thing which senms to say,
* ‘Compared with the other crea
tions of the universe, you, man,
are so insignificant, such a small
atom jn the order of things, yet
you go strutting Ground imagin
ing you amount to something.”
Besides the comet mentioned
aforesaid there is another one
within the area of earthly ob
servation but as it can’t be seen
with the naked eye, there’s no
use to talk about it.
Mr. George Wmttenbarger and fam
ily were visiting on Wigrich Rawch
Mesara. Scott and Werliae with th*:r
families were Sunday guesta at the
Oscar Moore home.
Mias Callie Cole was home visiting
her folks Sunday. She has been stay
ing with her sister, Mrs. Cooper in
Airlia all winter.
Miss Hazel Barker was visiting Coles
Mr. M. McGowan and family were
visiting his mother, Mrs. Parka Sun
The P. T. A. of Hopville were cor
dially invited to attend the next Inde
pendence P. T. A.
Miss Wilma Shafer visited Mrs.
Robert Cobine last Sunday.
Last week the pupils of our school
decorated the school house with Ore
gon grape, wild currant and wild
Thanks to Lyle Moore, Dock Mode.
James Hanna and Mack Brown for
our shining stoves.
Last Friday afternoon the Hopville
P. T. A. had the pleasure of listening
to a very interesting speaker, Mrs.
Rose, who gave a talk about her resent
trip to England. Although she was
glad to visit her old home and various
places in this country, she said that
when she had reached Oregon again
she had reached the best land in the
world. We hope to have her talk to us
again. After the talk Mrs Moore and
Mrs. Shafer served ice cream and
cake. Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Acox and the
Misses Rose and Plant were the honor
Everyone reported a good time at
the party given last Saturday night by
Reed Wattenbarger. There were over
50 young folk* present.
Ed Reeves of Salem was a guest at
the Barker home this week.>
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Mode are the
proud parents of a baby girl.
Mr. Esten Bevens and family were
in Salem Sunday.
Mr. Harlon McClane of Salem visit
ed here Sunday.
Three new pupils of our school are
Melvin Brown and Victor and Ernest
At the same time Bebe Daniels
W. E. Craven says Governor
was serving a jail sentence, for
may have a hand made
speeding, at Santa Ana, Cal.,
rod, but the ones he sells
Independence movie fans enjoy
as many fish.
ed her “Ducks and Drakes” at
the Oregon theatre in Salem.
B. E. Smith of the Spaulding
Co. says, "save the
L. Damon, W. R. Maillie, W.
E. Craven, A. C. Moore and A.
L. Thomas, who recently had
Stewart Motor Company is stilh
curbing built in front of their selling the reliable Ford and
homes on Third street, have Fordson.
filled the parkings with rich
M. J. O’Donnell has moved his
black V>il and planted grass seed.
S im W E D
APRIL 2 2 , 1921
NUMBER 4 7
MRS. 0. P. TAYLOR '
er munîmes M6WERSJUMM0NS
Lyon Lodge A. F. & A. M. was
host to Dallas Masons Wednes
day night. About eighty neigh
Oors from the county capital
participated in the evening’s
pleasure, a large banquet closing
the festivities. Guy Walker was
given the Master Mason’s de
Portland police and authorities
Friends here were bowed with
The local D. O. K. K.a will
of other Oregon cities have been grief when they learned of the
join the other state temples and
asked by the Tacoma police to j passing of Mrs. D. P. Taylor Sat
move upon Albany in full force
locate George Stayer, who left urday night. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
tomorrow night. They expect
his two sons. Alvin, 10, and Mer lard Craven left Sunday for
capture the town about 6:30.
lin, 4. in a Tacoma hotel with a Pasadena, Cal., in response to
class of neophytes will»,
dollar bill "not to be spent for the message announcing the
in the dust,
foolishness,” says the Portland death of the former’s aunt at
that place. Mrs. Taylor had not
lh e youngsters were found been well for some time, tho she
Monday, half starved, and are was going about her duties and
being cared for in the Tacoma pleasures visiting a sister in lem Commercial Club rooms It is reported that the recep io i
detention home awaiting word Pasadena. Just a day or two be Tuesday night. The M. D.s of to be accorded the visitors by the
fore the end came Mrs. Craven the three counties had a most in Albany Knights will be a most
According to the halting story received a post card written by teresting and profitable meeting. cordial one.
told by Alvin to the Tacoma au her aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
thorities, Stayer and his wife formerly lived here, their home
separated while living at Rick- being the place now occupied by
reall, the mother retaining cus Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Burroughs.
tody of two older children. The It was at this plaee that Mr. and
father and the two younger boys Mrs. W. E. Craven were mar
traveled from Rickreall to Port ried, Mrs. Craven making her
land by automobile, remaining home with her aunt. About 8
there some time. They went to years ago the Taylors moved to
Olympia and then to Tacoma by Monrovia, Cal.
death of her husband a few
See our Symphony Charme, Cascade, Riviera, Lord
A week ago Stayer left the years ago, Mrs. Taylor disposed
Baltimore and Gentlemen’s Club Linens.
hotel and told the boys he was of her home at Monrovia and has
"going to the country,” Tacoma since spent her time with rela
police say. He gave Alvin )1 tives at Pasadena and Lompoc.
and told him to buy food with it Last fall when returning from
for himself and Merlin. Alvin an extended visit with relatives
hoarded the money as best he in Canada Mrs. Taylor made her
could, but it was impossible to last visit to her niece and foster
daughter, Mrs. Craven. At this
stretch it over one week.
time many companions renewed
Whether toe father met with their friendship with her and
"Home of the Grafonola”
a l accident while "in the coun will always cherish this oppor
try” or deliberately deserted the tunity of being with one whom
children, is being investigated. they held in such high esteem.
At this time no definite word
An attempt will be made to get has been received regarding fu-
in touch with mother in case ner arrangements tho it is
Stayer does not appear soon and thoaght her body will be taken j
make provision for his children. to Canada for commital beside
her husband who rests in the
vulcanizing shop into new quar
Mrs. Rolio Coffey of Portland
A. W. Sperling will doll up
and mother, Mrs. Viesko of Sa
lem were guests of Mrs. Irvin
McIntosh’s lard, compounds, Baun last week-end.
cooking oils and Hour will make
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Dickinson,
a splendid combination.
Mr. and Mrs. E- E. Tripp and
"A stitch in time saves nine” ; Mrs. DorBie Turner motored to
the Electric shoe shop.
"Man cannot live by bread
Robt. Rogers, 21 of Independ
alone ” says Gus Miller.
" It ence and Hazel Bagley 18 of
takes some m eat.”
Forest Grove, were licensed to
O. A. Kreamer tells you how wed at Vancouver yesterday.
"shoe” yourself properly.
Tripp & Kurre this week nego
Williams Drug Company makes
a deal whereby a brick
a specialty of correct stationery.
building on Main street, owned
A specialty at the O Street bv Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tripp,
Meat Market is service.
was sold to H. Hirschberg. The
Halladay & Justin are ready building is occupied by Smith &
for "emergency service.”
; Son’s pool hall and confectionery
Written on Correct Stationery
Carry Deeper Meaning
Williams Drug Co.
Specials This Week
On L a r d , Compound,
Crisco and Cooking Oils.
Dei Monte Flour, Crown
Flour, Northern Patent
Flour & Economy Brand.
J. 6. McIntosh Grocery
"Save the Surface
and You Save All”
If it's a surface to be painted,
enameled, stained, varnished or
finished in any way, there’s an
Acme Quality kind to fit the
"TH E SIGN OF PAINT SUCCESS”
Sold by ,
Spaulding Logging Company,
LOCAL 0 .0 . K.K.S
GO TO ALBANY
Let us shoe
you ever think how care
fully a man will select a
pair of shoes for a valuable
race horse? Does he go into the
first blacksmith shop hecomes to
to have that horse shod? No! he
will want the best shoer in town
and will watch every move he
makes while shoeing that horse.
It is considerably more Im
portant that your feet be properly
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“Bill, Get Out Your Pole,
Fishin’ Time is Here”
shod as shoes th a t really and a ctu ally fit a re a
com fort to the feet an d a protection to the h ealth .
Let ns h elp yon fit th e n e x t p a ir of sh o es you buy.
If yon ta k e o n r advice you’ll get good ones.
The wise fisherman always
comes to this store and gets his
paraphernalia, from a bamboo
rod to a minnow hook. It’s a
kind of a guarantee that thus
properly equipped, when he goes
out after ’em, he will get ’em.
O. A. Kreamer WILLARD E. CRAVEN HDW. j
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