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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1921)
SUITABLE CARE WILL LENGTHEN
LIFE OF ALL LEATHER PRODUCTS
THE POLK COUNTY POST
Published every Friday at Independence, Oregon.
Clarad a* aacond cUaa mattar March 26, 1918, at the poatottice at
Independence, Oregon, under the A c t o f M arch 3, 1879.
Editor and Publisher.
O L Y D E T. E C K E R
S IX MONTHS
Üvleaa otherwiae provided for, subscriptions w ill be stopped at expiration
The Making of a
the veracious reporter for The
"capitalist” and a "plutocrat.”
more than the reward o f excep
lived to excite the envy o f the |
He reaped, however,
F ifty yeara ago. according to
tobacco makes 5 0
flood ciflarettes for
C IG A R E T T E
tional industry.— Oregonian.
Oregonian o f that time, one J.
D. Grizzle o f Polk county,
had then been in Oregon just a
year, caBt up his accounts and
found that he had worked 178
Called by Death
D E C A Y O F A U D U B O N ’S H O M E .
days for wages, and besides had
split 5000 rails, chopped thirty
j «Prepared by the United Suites Depart
Joshua L. Purvine died Sunday
Poultrymen Help Better Sires-
cords o f wood and put in the night at 11:55 o’ clock at his home
Better Stock Movement.
We sup 961 Oak street.
Mr. Purvine was born in Mor
pose that being a man o f indus
try, he also performed a number gan county, Illinois, March 5,
crop o f thirty acres.
o f unconpidered chores.
It was 1842, A t the age o f 6 years he
on the accompanied his lather's family
whole, and one that we can im to Oregon, settling on Krencn
agine him boasting about just a prairie about 1 mile east of the
present town o f Hubbard.
little in the neighborhood.
But it was not very uncommon
for that matter.
There is an
other case, known to some o f the
old-timers, o f a man who worked
for a neighbor for w.iges o f a
dollar a duy every working day
in the year and ran a farm of
his own besides,
feeding and producing the fo r
His mother died in 1849 and
the father followed in 1852, af
ter which he made his home with
Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Nebraska L ive
Stock O w ners En
rolled in Cam paign Report Stand
ard -B red
Fow ls — Plym outh
Rocks and Leghorns Lead.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In the absence of census (luta on the
quality of farm poultry, Information
being received by the United States
Department of Agriculture in connec
tion with the Better Sires— Better
Stock movement Is believed to be of
Interest to poultrymen. For Instance,
o f 7?i livestock owners lu Webster
Spring Valley, Polk county,
Walker, daughter o f a pioneer
Polk county family, November
24, 1864. They then moved to
their own farm adjoining where
"in his own tim e.”
The finan they resided until 1906 after
cial status o f Mr. Grizsle at the which they made their home in
end o f the fiscal year is not this city.
Burial took place at the Zena
stated, but it is pleasing to
cemetery in Spring V alley.—
record that the other man be Salem Statesman.
age for some twenty dairy cows
Barred Plym outh Rock.
Come to C Street Meat Market
iSanitn: io n , Q u a l i t y
6ive Us a Trial and You Mill Be a Steady Customer
LO M M A SSO N
county, Nebraska, who In one day en
rolled in the better sires drive. 65 re
ported standard-bred fowls. The flocks
averaged !)4 birds. The principal
breeds reported are, in the order
stated, Plymouth Rocks, Leghorns,
Rhode Island Reds, Orpington* and
Wvandottes. Barred Plymouth Rocks
were more numerous than other varie
ties In the breed. O f the leghorns
the White Leghorns were raised in
largest numbers, while of the Wyan
dotte» the white variety was some
what more popular than the Silver
Laced Wyandotte», which were sec
ond. Buff Orpingtons were the only
variety of that breed reported.
Tile facts stated are believed to
show Interest In the keeping of well-
bred poultry, especially since the Bet
ter Sires— Better Stock blanks merely
call for the number o f poultry kep t;
and In all ensps the live stock owners
volunteered the facts about breeds
and varieties. It Is also noteworthy
that, whereas the better «Ires drive Is
aimed chiefly at the Improvement of
breeding males. In the esse of poultry
a large majority of females likewise
are standard bred.
T H R E E M A C H IN E S IN O N E.
Ring’ Shaped lubes
W ill not pinch like other tubes that
•r* straight. Come in and see the difference.
Let ns go over your motor car before you make that
trip this cummer and you will not have to worry
about your car w blle you are on your outing.
EXTERT MACHINE WORK AND MOTOR CAR,
TRUCK AND TRACTOR OVERHAULING
it has been kept clean and
T his harness has been used fo r 34 years.
oiled fre q u e n tly w ith n eat’s-foot o il. As a result it shows no signs of
Proper selection and
d ete rio ra tio n and should last 20 years longer.
care did it.
Home laundry work in its en
tirety includes not only washing and
wringing the clothes, hut ironing
them, too, and that is regarded as
no light task by many housekeepers.
Therefore a new type of washing
machine, described with illustration
in Popular Mechanics Magazine is
made unusually interesting by the
fact that it performs all three op
erations. using electric power. The
ironer is loss fhan two feet long, and
its roller may be heated either elec
trically or by gas. It is pivoted at
a corner of the washing machine,
alongside the wringer.
P R O T E C T IN G
ment of Agriculture.)
It is poor business to neglect the
I «-lire of leather. Every pair o f shoes.
| every muchlne belt, piece o f harness,
i ««r other leather product on the farm
I that is allowed to go to waste or not
made to yield its full service must be
needlessly replaced, thus adding un
necessary expense to the farm, say
specialists o f the United States De
partment of Agriculture.
farms a set o f harness lasts less than
ten years. Where eight or ten horses
| are kept this means one new set of
harness every year. The department
I has received many reports, especially
from Southern states, showing that
harness lasts only from two to five
Hut good harness, properly
j eared for, will last 20 years or more.
In every neighborhood there are cases
where farmers are cutting their har
n ess hills in half by giving the leather
a cleaning and oiling occasionally.
F ifty million pairs o f shoes could
he saved annually if the American
people kept their footwear in repair,
the specialists say. As a nation we
buy some 300,000,000 pairs of shoes a
year, but If each Individual cared for
his shoes properly the needs could he
j supplied by 250,000,000 pairs. The
wasting o f a single shoe a year by
each person in the United States
I would cost the country at least $¿50.-
| 000.000 annually at present prices of
Any leather Improperly used and
j neglected will deteriorate rapidly,
j Belts fo r driving machinery, for ex-
| ample, often become impaired. If not
! useless, within a few years even on
straight drives, hut when they are
kept clean and oiled they will last
front ten to thirty years.
Selecting and C arin g fo r Harness.
Harness that Is too light or o f poor
quality cannot give years o f service.
In selecting harness, it Is more eco
nomical to get a set that Is too heavy
than one which Is too light for Hie
work required. Make sure especially
that the reins, breeching, holdback
straps, tugs or traces, belly bands, and
yoke straps are strong. A runaway
team cannot he controlled with weak
j reins, nor will weak tugs and straps
! stanu heavy work. No portion o f the
harness should show cracks on the
grain side when the leather is shnrp-
Harness should he washed and oiled
when II becomes dirty or extremely
For washing, use tepid water, a
I neutral soap, such as castile or white
I toilet soap, and it sponge or fairly stiff
j brush. Hardened grease is very con-
! leniently removed by scraping with
a dull knife. Rinse in clean, tepid
water, and allow ttie harness to stand
iu a warm place until It Is no longer
wet hut still dump. Then oil it and
leave It In a warm place for 24 hours
hofore being used. Harness should he
oiled or greased while still damp, oth
erwise, it may take up so much grease
that It will pull out o f sha|te or take
up snud and grit, which will Injure It
as well ns spoil Its appearance H a r
Neat’s-foot or castor oil or a mix
ture of these with wool grease Is good
for driving harness. For heavy har-
| ness use a mixture o f any or all of
these with wool grease to make a
I paste, having about the consistency
I of butter. Apply the grease lightly to
I driving harness and liberally to work
' harness, ltuti the oil or grease, warm
j to the hand, thoroughly Into the leath
er while it Is still damp from wn»h-
I tng. A fter the harness hits hung in a
warm room overnight, remove with a
clean dry cloth the excess of oil which
the leather Is unable to take up.
Sunoco Motor O il— the Oil that is different.
Towing-Day or Night
Yours for Service
H a l la d a y
A u to m o tiv e
& J u s t in
M itc h in ia ta
IN D E P E N D E N C E . OREG O N
In «electing h helt for driving nta-
Provision for the protect ior of
the Holy Sepulcher against tire has | ehinery, make sure that It is wide and
heavy enough for the load It Is to
been made by Sir Herbert Samuel, j carry. Ordinarily the competent l>elt
high commissioner for Palestine. He maker’s advice as to the proper belt
shrine o f Christendom and saw that
no arrangem ent» had been nniile U>
cope w ith tire. He ordered three port
able tire pumps to be sent from Eng
land, and has presented them a« a
personal gift to the Latin. (Ireek
which exorcise eonirnl over the Holy
Sepulcher.— Scientific American.
for a given Installation should he fol-
! lowed. I f the helt Is not suited to the
work It gives trouble continually,
causing shutdown of ntai'hlnery that
will soon cost more In lo»s o f time
and wages thun many good belts. It
•honld always he sufficiently flexible
tr din g closely to the smallest pulley
»o ver which It pit»»«». A helt will not
give satisfactory results If It slips.
d«ies not run true. Is not properly
ia.-ed. is run too 'ooae or too tight. Is
subjected to rnpld changes from light
to heavy loads, is alternately wet and
dry. is run on pulleys that are not
true or are too small fo r the weight
and thickness o f the belt, or Is neg
lected and allowed to deteriorate for
lack of grease.
The helt should he wiped off every
night to prevent »lust, dirt, or oil front
working Info It. When the helt needs
oiling clean it well, especially on the
pulley side, by washing with warm
water and a good nenyal soap. Wash
rapidly and do not permit belt to be
come wet, as It will then stretch and
slip. Apply the dressing lightly and
evenly by rubbing it in with cotton
waste or a piece o f felt, and allow
it to soak in the belt overnight. Among
the best helt dressings are mixtures
o f cod and oeat’s-foot oils with tal
low- and wool grease, free front min
The house where John James A u
dubon made his home and where
Professor Morse installed and tried
out his first telegraph instrument is
fallin g into decay. It is located at
Riverside drive and One Hundred
and Fifty-sixth street. This is a
shrine at once for the naturalist,
the artist and the inventor. Ajtart-
ment houses are crowding all around
it, but it is built on a low level so
that it is hoped that the real estate
operator will be estopped for the
time being as the site would call for
an immense foundation for a large
building. In the village of Audu
bon in Pennsylvania all the Audu
bon landmarks have been carefully
preserved.— Scientific American.
HELPING OUT SHORT
PASTURE IN SUMMER
Oregon's Higher Institution of
Stock Raisers Face Inconveni
ence and Stock Loss.
T h ere Is O nly One Remedy W here
V ast Herds A re Kept and T h a t Is
to Practice System of Deferred
and R otation Grazing.
Eight Schools; Seventy Departments
FALL TERM OPENS SEI’T. 19, 1921
For information write to the Registrar
Oregon Agricultural College
C O R V A L L IS
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Stock raisers, especially in the
Southwest, often, ut this season o f the
year, face much inconvenience and
probable loss of cuttle through the
shortage o f pastures. Iu other sec
tions, where smaller herds and areas
are Involved, the summer pasture situ
ation can he met in various ways, say
specialists of the United States De
partment o f Agriculture. Among the
ways are the sowing of catch crops
for summer forage or temporary pas
tures. But, with ranges running Into
thousands of acres, with vast herds
grazing, there is only one remedy and
that is to put into practice a system
of deferred and rotation grazing.
Such a system will necessitate the
division of the rahge Into separate
pastures, keeping the cattle off o f one
pasture each year until the seeds of
the native grasses are mature, at
which time cattle may he turned to
graze. In tills manner the growth of
grass Is utilized and the grass seeds
are trampled into the soil, which Is
necessary to germination. By. sys
tematic rotation each pasture may be
allowed to reseed once In each three
to five years, as desired.
Where ranges are heavily stocked
In the beginning o f such a system. It
may be necessary to transfer h part
of the herd to other ranges, but the
ultimate result w ill he an Increase In
the carrying capacity of the range, as
has been shown In various experiences
In the Southwest. Overstocking should
be avoided In every Instance.
TO R E A L IZ E THE
MOST M O N E Y
W e bu y e v e r y th in g you
w a n t to sell and sell
e v e r y th in g you w an t to
buy. Cash o r trade.
B r in g in e v e r y th in g you
w a n t to sell and I w ill
sell i t f o r you on a
com m ission.
G O LD M A N
H artm an's Eyeglass Service
Keeps an Eye on Your Eves
Jew el«* and Opticians
WASHING SPINACH NOT GOOD
P ractice Found to H ave U n favorable
E ffect on Keeping Q ualities and
I Restore the Usefulness
To worn, Injured and sick
caslnxs and tubes
Washing spinach before shipment
ha» been found to have an unfavorable
effect on Its keeping qualities.
washed spinach. It Is said, showed un
der test practically no soft mt. while
washed spinach showed 5.5 per cent.
Three days later the washed spinach
developed 24.8 per cent rot. while the
nnua»lied developed only 5.7 per cent.
It was found.
M .J . O ’D O N N E L L
MANAGEMENT OF BROOD SOWS
Shop In building form erly occupied
by W illiam s barber shop
Bringing Them Up in Good Flesh Be
fore Breeding Season Is Most
Im p o rta n t Factor.
One o f the most Important factors
in brood sow management Is that of
bringing them up to good flesh condi
tion before the breeding season and
furnishing them with an abundance of
blood hone and muscle-htiildlng feeds
after they are «afe with nig. Liberal
rations of sultahJe BrndstipT» are need
ed to «levelop the unhom pigs and
maintain the ¡»odj vigor of the t o * .
Expert Tire Surgery
Our “ cure” Is always
a perfect one.
Also N ew Tires for Sale
Marinello Cosmetic Shop
Manicuring. Shampooing, Electro
lysis, Hair Dressing, Permanent Wave,
Scalp Treatment, Wrinkle Treatment,
Electolytie Massage, Bleaching and
Tinting. Special Acne Treatment,
Marinello Preparations and Hair Goods.
HAIR G000S SNITCHES M IC E FROM COMBINGS
MRS. IRENE SCOTT
S A LE M
126 N. High St.