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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1921)
MOTORISTS IN DEATH VALLEY
Death valley, tlie terror o f the des
ert and the country many believe that
God hot only forgot but uever beard
of, lias been lamed and made safe for
motorists as a scenic spot which
seriously rivals Yellowstone National
park for beauty.
Death valley, scintillating in the sun,
will lure motorists o f today as It lured
weary prospectors of old, but Its sting
has been removed. No longer will the
parched traveler seek In vain for the
water hole he cannot find or for the
trail he has lost in the mesi|ulte.
A message which turns upside down
the popular and nation-wide opinion
held of this fabled valley, which In
cubated the fame of “ Borax” Smith
and "Death Valley” Scotty, Is being
sent to the world by the touring bureau
j o f America’s largest motoring or
ganization, the Automobile Club of
Southern California, for the purpose
of removing the curse of the malig
nant rumors, which It says are un
Already the first steps have been
taken. The Southern California Auto
mobile club has erected 1,220 metal
roatTsigns to make Death valley fool-
i proof to the motoring visitor. This Is
j the largest number of road signs ever
erected for n similar purpose.
Contrary to what might be expected,
! this does not remove the romance o f
I the desert, but the story brought out
o f Death valley by members g f the
crew who erected the slgnnlposts puts
an available romance Into the spot
which can he plumbed by every auto-
mobile owner In the United States.—
Of Economy Prices
An opportunint to buy high grade
Shoei at a great price reduction
Womens Oxfords in Brown - Black
Kid and Calf on Sale $3.95
in Brown and
on Sale $4.85
Mens Shoes During Sale in the C h tld re n s S h o e s a t a
House marked down for quick dis-
. oosal. On sale priced from $3.05
and supply your every
The Buster Brown Shoe Store
125 N. Commeacial Sf SA LE M
O 'l N e l l P *
O p to m e t i ia t -O p iic la n
BUSH HANK BLDG.
PHONE « 2 5
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Mr. Barnes. U. S. Wheat Director Says:
“ EAT MORE
And reduce the high cost o f living.”
IS TH E C H EAPEST AS W E L L A S
TH E MOST W HOLESOM E ON
TH E M A R K E T TODAY.
Th e dictionary informs one that
a “ gob” is “ a mass or lump, as of
mud or m eat; a large or good-sized
m outhful; also a large sum, as of
money,” but uot a word about sailor
or seaman. How the word came to
be applied to the American blue
jacket is a matter of mystery, but
the “ gob” himself has done it, and,
despite all officialdom, “ gob” he is
to his messmates.
“ Every naval officer resents the
use of the term,” says Herbert Corey
in the National Geographic Maga
zine. “ Not one will concede there
is such a thing or a word as gob. It
w ill be admitted that it does not
sound sweet and pretty, any more
than ‘chow’ or ‘hike’ or any of the
other one-syllable words that came
into use through war. But as the
sailors call themselves gobs (and
never by any chance refer to them
selves as tars or bluejaoketR or sea
men) and unquestionably discov
ered or invented this name, 1 sub
mit that they are a sufficient au
Your Grocer Has It.
Cherry City Baking Co
C STREET MEAT MARKET
Under New Owner if ip
A choice line o f meats at
very reasonable prices
CALL AND GET ACQUAINTED
FRED LA FORGUE, Pi ,p.
Christmas Sale (If Furs
The High Seas— The sea
three miles from the coast
Breeches Bible— An edition In which
Crocodile Tears— Hypocritical g rie f;
the crocodile was fabted to weop as it
ate its victim.
From a Vast Assortment of Styles
Ages— According to Hesiod, there
! were live ages of the world ; Golden,
: Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron.
Many and varied are the kinds and colors in -
The Wise Men of Gotham— Throe
1 Individuals, residents of an English
i village, were noted for their folly.
Inclvding' Alaska Fox Animal Scarfs, Russian
Fox Animal Scarfs, W olf and Natural R ac
coon Animal Scarfs and Chokers. Months ago
we made preparations for our Holiday Fur
purchases, taking unusual care in selecting
and in making sure that the workmanship,
styles and colors were correct.
Field of the Cloth o f Gold— A plain
In France where Francis I met Henry
V III, so called from the magnificent
King Cnn Do No Wrong— Meaning
the sovereign Is not responsible, hut
his ministers are, for the mistakes of
Smell o f the Lamp— A too Inhered
literary work; Pytheas first applied
the phrase to the orations o f Demos
thenes, who studied constantly in a
cave lighted by a lump.
Portland Cloak and Suit Co.
SALE vi, OREGON
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..îJ g w r t
IN TER C H A N G E.
“ Hiram,” said Mrs. CornioMel,
“ what is the new hired man cona-
really complainin’ .
Talkin ’ about his troubles i's just a
hired man’ s way o f bein’ sociable
and frien d ly.”
T O B O B B OR N O T T O BC BB.
C h r is t m a s S h o p p in g E a r ly
With Post Advertisers
“ Orayce seem* troubled about !
“ She is facing the most serious
problem she has ever vet encoun
tered in her young life.”
“ liear m e! What is it?”
“ .lust when the style was waning
Gravce’s favorite actress bobbed 1 c»
hair. Must she or must she not fol
low su’t? ”
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Despite Pronounced Disapproval of
High Naval Officers, the Name
Seems Destined t«-6 tick.
D r . C . B . O ’N e ill
SAILORS APPROVE TERM ’GOB’
Brown during this Sale
“ A ppeal
Section Which for So Long H a t Beon
Known as a Trackless Desert
Now Scenic Spot.
The Independence National B ink
AN ACCOUNT in a commercial bank is . ’ moat
. «•nvenient aid to modern business. It sy-’ ema-
• izes payments, is a check on all expenditures anti
lows you just where you stand each n nth.
pen one with us today. It will pay you to do io.
^FED ERAL RESERVE^
Officers and Directors
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
C. A. McLaughlin, V. i .
Ira D. Mix, Cashier
W. H. W alker
D. W. Sears
O. D. Hut lei
We Go The Limit
This store always seeks to give you the best gro
ceries, prompt service, honest weight? and low
prices as the quality of the goods permits. If at
any time you think you have not been given any
of the ab jve, call it to the attention of M r . Me In
iosh and if an error has been made he will prompt
ly rectify it.
J. Q . M c I n t o s h