Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, March 09, 1917, Image 1

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INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
"THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS"
VOL.5
INDEPENDENCE, FOLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1917
NO. 30
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
A goodly share of sugar beets,
Our farmers think of planting",
Bid farewell to fields of hops,
Many more are chanting;
Potatoes, beans and garden stuff,
Good idea to split it,
You'll get rich
Or nearly "sich",
Most anything will hit it.
We have advice to offer now,
Out of our mite we spare it,
It's handed out to planters free,
We'd like for all to share it;
Plant your potatoes in the night
While your husband's sleeping,
Don't let him know
That they grow
Or he won't be worth the keeping.
Too much money kills the germ of work,
It blights the sinewed muscle,
Removes the motive for a man
To get out quick and hustle;
It might make Bob McC. a doctor man
And Sam McElm a teacher,
And Dave Stapleton, .
He's the one,
Who sure'd become a preacher.
Mart McG. would deal in real estate
And Hi Woods be a lazy writer,
Tim Davidson might take Macy's job
And Harry Iliff, lightweight fighter;
You should not let the money lead
Where man would like to bum to,
For an example, Bill,
There's old Verd Hill,
See what he has come to.
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THE ROSES OF OREGON LAND
BT ALBERT 0. YATES
Oh! the roses, the roses, the
beautiful roses,
The glorious roses of Oregon
Land.
For the lover and friend are the
sweet of posies,
Queen of the flowers of the
Oregon Land.
In the heart of the rose is a
message of love
For the richest, the poorest, the
fairest;
Its fragrance and color have a
charm like none other;
For the. heart that is wounded
'tis rarest
REFRAIN
Then, hurrah! for the roses, the
Bweet blooming roses,
For the young, and the old, and
the fair.
'Tis hurrah! for the roses, the
beautiful roses,
For our girlies to wear in their
hair.
It was ages ago that a War of
the Roses
Was fought in Old England's
I fair land;
I'Twas the "Red" and the
i "White" that were borne in
i in the fight,
i When battles were fought hand-to-hand.
In Oregon's Fair Land, we clasp
hand to hand
: In a grasp meant for friendship
and love,
' And our hearts sing the strain,
i "May we yet meet again,"
Bearing banners of roses above.
REFRAIN
Then, hurrah! for the roses, the
sweet blooming roses,
! The glorious roses of Oregon
I Land.
! May our girls and our boys heart
; full of joys
1 Float the banners of roses above
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I $ He Swam the River $
LIRIJV B0Y1.K was oue of tiie aubstautia! men of a thriving
-.vrtpni town. "1 hear you boy are going n bike,"
ue one uay 10 a suiuier. utn v...,
rlTcr late a lk It 1 full of undercurrent and eddle.
I am tbc u'l living man who tier awaui that river." rkuie
day Liii r tie meu crossed the river on a cable ferry, ami the
ferry man tajually iu.julred of a waitlu? aoluUcr:
You tion t fcappen to know a man dowu 1 your country
by the uame of l-arry Boyle, do you? They nil roe be got
rkh"
"les," all t! aoldler; "I u talking to him the other
day lie told me be awam Snake river owe"
Tht right," said the ferryman. "He mut did, but
wa ail ahooUug at him." New York Tiiuea.
ROB PETER, PAY PAUL BEETS MAY BEAT HOPS
Salem made its first move this I A crimp has been put into the
week to force Polk county to I hop industry in this section when
unite with Marion county in the sugar beet germ invaded the
building a steel bridge over the locality. Hops are slowly but
Willamette at Salem. Mandamus surely giving way to beets, and
proceedings were brought the favorable future price of
against the two counties to com- potatoes, beans and other vege-
pel them to forthwith construct tables is also cutting in on the
a bridge. The order for the writ hop acreage. Even the Wigrich
was obtained from the supreme yard will reduce its hop acreage
court, must be answered in one-third.
twenty days, and a decision to Tho old King Hop still sits on
be rendered in forty days. The the throne, he is getting wobbly,
suit is brought in the name of His reign apparently is nearing
two citizens, who allege that to its close. The populace is
they have been damaeed be-1 shouting for Prince Beets. The
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cause of the failure of the two oia ng cannot lor long witn
counties to maintain a bridce. stand the popular clamor. One
that under the common law of these days he will be forced
counties are required to keep in down and out. Then King Beets
repair all roads and bridges and will mount the throne and he i
then goes on with a lengthy re
view of the controversy concern
ing the bridge. In conclusion
the writ commands the two
counties to forthwith erect a
bridge, and should there be a
disagreement, to build one as
ordered by the State Highwa
Commission and to pay for the
same.
It is a poor law that won't
work both ways and for that
reason John and Richard Doe
may apply for a writ of manda
mus to force Polk and Marion
counties to build a bridge over
'sweet" with the people.
GOSPEL MEETINGS
Gospel
meeti n gs
will be
comrnene
ed at the
Baptist
church
next rri
day even
ing by Dr
11. E.Mar
shall. The
evangelist
the land,
success
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is one of the best in
has had remarkable
the Willamette at Independence wherever he has been and will
flnrl tn maintain onA bam nnn n add further, to his laurels in
to traffic at .11 to,-n k Independence
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M.rETS;nT ti, n ,n DEMOCRATS CELEBRATE
Marion cfcunty. The Does allege
that the are ucrinnalw Aai,aA Independence Democrats
by the failure of the two counts. J 8ta8ed n impromptu celebration
to maintain a hridtr r InH. in honor of the inauguaration of
uendenceand the Door enndiHnn r"lWenl w,,80n Monday nignu
of the roads; that while a ferry The band P,8yed' firecrackers
I t J 1 J I J I.' V i.
is maintained at the present were exP'ea ana colorea Kni3
time it is unable to hnnHU rh aaQta Driniancy to me scene.
traffic conveniently and speedily Someone thoughtfully rang the
and that long delays increasing ure OL"' w,,,cn 're
the river very frequently occur lare numLber. of Pf P,e, Iut to
u..f witness the joy. Local Demo-
the incapacity of the ferry in crat9 8ay that Mo"day "fchfs
handling the same, all of which ?lunt w'" oe P" lour years
Aamarra Tkn Dl.k..J n.. I nenCC
and cause them much incon
venience and financial loss.
COUNCIL PROGRESSES
The city council at its meeting
Wednesday night took a stand
for civic beauty and pride and
the protection of home industries.
Complaint was made concerning
the looks of the charred remains
of a residence on C street and
a pile of junk that is a con
spicuous object to passers by on
Railroad street. It is planned to
declare them nuisanees and bring
about their removal. H. L.
Fitchard appeared in behalf of
the business men and requested
that the city park be made a
camping ground for automobile
tourists, lhe council favored
the idea. A Salem bakerv and 10 8 separate county Driage at
laundry have been soliciting for Independence and allow Marion
business within the city and the
MEET THE JUDGE
It has been suggested a meet
ing be arranged for, to be held
in Independence soon, in which
Judge Kirkputrick will meet with
citizens of this seition aud dis
cuss with them county affairs
and community needs. The judge
is willing to come and at the re
quest of a number the Monitor
appoints J. S. Bohannon, A. C.
Moore and E. E. Paddock as a
committee to arrange for said
meeting.
WE'RE ALL "MIFFED"
It is reported that Dallas is eo
"miffed" at Marion county on
the bridge proposition that it
would agree tkat it woold agree
council proposes to make them
pay for the privilege.
KIDS HAVE PARTY
One of the largest parties ever
held for children in this city wan
given last Saturday in the soc'al
hall of the Baptist ehurch.
Games that children enjoy were
played with great enthusiasm.
When it came time to serve re
freshments the children were
keyed to a high pitch. A prize
was to be awarded to the
Gideon's Band. After the re
freshments had been eaten, the
president of the Gideon's Band,
to build whatever it likes at
Salem, Which isn't a half bad
idea either. There is a good
crossing at Independence and
such a bridge has many good
features. Monmouth Herald.
HOW IT WORRS
Gee, but wasn't that a fine
tunt when we passed a law
giving the governor the right to
veto items in appropriation bills.
And he used it, too. lie cut out
one item of $328. Benton Coun
ty Courier.
THE KNACK OF GETTING ON THE MAP
Independence has a good bakery which makes
good bread and treats its patrons right. Its pro
prietor, Mr, Bodcnhamer, has made large finan
cial investments to enable him to give the best of
service and is a booster for a better and bigger
Independence. Just now he is threatened with a
competition that we should not tolerate. He de
serves and is entitled to the patronage of all our
people and to be protected as far as possible from
outside competition.
Just so with any other worthy business concern
and just so with any prospective business interest.
The editor of the Monitor has been asking the
patronage of business men to support a certain
institution. As iar as we have gone that patron
age has been promised and this in spite of the
fact that we are obliged to rivet all pledges down
to meet the demands of those who have said to us:
"We will do so much to put Independence on the
map if its business men will do so much." The
spirit displayed recently in patronizing and pro
tecting what we have worthy to be patronized and
protected and extending a helping hand to new
enterprises which mean so much to the city's
future prosperity and wealth speak so well for
Independence that "outsiders with their capital
will not stand alooflong" to quote the words of a
railroad man. They'll come in because they'll
find the water fine.
BY VIRGINIA SOUTHERN
The flood of glorious sunshine
the first of the week called forth
many auto and hiking parties.
Instead of indulging in an in
formal indoor Kensington an is
their custom on Mondays, the
Wee-Otts took a hike over the
highway and returned captivated
by the walking fad and full of
ambition to repeat the experience.
CLOSI TIUICUMS.
A pretty contribution to club
dom was given by Mr. and Mrs.
Pearl Hedges at their home on C
street last evening, when they
were hosts to the members of
the Close Tillicum Club.
Pretty appointments were
made for 500 and players circled
six tables to participate in their
chosen amusement.
A substantial pleasure of the
evening was the elaborate
luncheon served by the hostess.
The members of this club will
play every week until the close
of the eeason.
POSTPONED.
Ti e session of the Kill Kare
Klub which was to have been
held with Mr. and Mrs. Hank
Mattison last Friday evening was
postponed until this evening
when the numbers will enjoy
whist at the Mattison suburban
home.
AUTOWOII.
In order to give the geaial K.
C. Eld ridge a most glorious sur
prise on his natal day, the regular
Thursday evening meeting of the
Autowins was postponed until
Saturday evening. The club
members collected all the neces
sary paraphernalia that would
conduce to a most delightful
surprise and entered the Eldridge
home carrying a huge birthday
cake which bore about one hun
dred candles. At first the host
to be was somewhat bewildered
but even the one hundred lighted
tapers did not make him feel like
a centenarian and he joined en
thusiastically in the amusements
of the evening. The self-invited
guests soon prepared four tables
for f00 an I the game" were
merrily indulged in, delightful
refresements boing served later.
During the luncheon hour, the
small group of congenial friends
showered Mr. Eldridge with
many hearty good wishes.
OWLS PLAY.
The members of the Owl Clab
gathered at the Beaver Hotel last
Monday evening and enjoyed
one of their splendid fortnightly
baoqueti. Later they assembled
at the Claude Skinner home and
passed a delightful evening over
the whist tables.
ROUND UP
Preliminary arrangements are
Miss Beulah Bodenhammer, was being made to stage a round-up
very large cake as the jn Independence some time h
Heroine In Real Life
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f EH no wu" ' her Kkln waapal.
.. fur fr,,m low.
given a very large cake as
pnie, waich wa3 frosted in the
colors of the Band, purple and
white. I he cake was after
wards cut so that every one of
the 70 children had a piece. C.
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tiot mm a current tfel
June or July. It will be held! j
conjunction wi h the annual race;
meet and the combination ought;
to attract a good sized crowd.
Hut It w
I EH tresara had a tousled look.
1 L liVr km war muddy blu.
Tlil might not wjuud well In a book,
liut It tru.
Loulavllla Courier-Journal
The national situation instead of getting better
seems to be growing worse.