Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, April 20, 1917, Image 4

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    LEGENDS CF WAR
COLLEGES IN WAR
wimnuo reo mt corsets butterick fashiow pittems
Many Strange Superstitions Are
Born on Battlefield.
GOLD COINS GOOD LUCK SIGNS
Th Smartest New Styles are here for Spring
and Summer Wear for both Men and Women
The Change of Seasons Mark Noteworthy
Changes In Footwear Styles
for Both Men and Women.
Without eglsctlad,
quality, we are ready
with the best that
fashion calls correct
Interpreted In the
new lelgn skin cloth
boot and Kid and
ratents la moat all
styles and different
widths.
Call and tee them
before buying.
CONKEY &
Straus ill Wool Suits lor Men and Boys
DREVITIE5
By Our News Correspondents
Clave Robinson waa here from
Lebanon Sunday.
Mrs. J. M. Els worth is on
the aick list.
Peter Kurre is improving his
Monmouth property.
Ready to wear clothing $12.50,
$16.60 to $25.00 at Kreamer's.
Mrs. John Nelson was here
from Corvalhs this week.
Rassell Harris is the new sec
tion foreman at Parker.
High School Girls' Glee Club
at the opera house, May 4.
P. M. Kirklaad has bean very
sick for the past two weeks.
Miss Laura Chute spent Sun
day with people at Jefferson.
Dr. and Mrs. Horn visited
Graadpa Dohannon this week.
Mrs, George Wood has returned
home much improved in health.
Miss Ora Fenton visited the
soldier boys at Vancouver Sun
day. Miss Keyt was initiated in
the Rebekah degree Tuesday
night
A aine pound boy was born to
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kurre
April 1.
Lots of Hen's work shoes at
Kreamer's. $2.65 to $11.50 per
pair at O. A. Kreamer's.
E, E. Tripp attended the
teachers' institute at Falls City
Saturday.
We are pleased to say that
Mrs. Gains is very much im
proved at this time.
Floyd D. Browne, formerly of
Independence, has enlisted i
the regular army.
Everett McKay of Creswell
has accepted a position with the
Independence creamery.
Two good tent houses for sale
at a bargain. laquire at Dick
ion's Meat Market S3tf
L. G. Reeves returned from
Portland Tuesday where he put
in a week with relatives.
County Supt F. S. Crowley
was in Independence Tuesday.
Mr. Ciowley is coating up to ex
pectations and is making an ex
cellent official.
I
WALKER
- Conqueror, thi World'! Sett S3 Hat i
Dr. R. E. Duganne, dentist,
Natlonul Bank Building.
A. Slaughter was over from
Salem Wednesday.
Mrs. K. C, Eldridge was a
Portland visitor last week.
Joe Oberson has accepted a
position in Craven & Walker's
Btore.
E. M. O'Brien of the Elliott
O'Brien Co. was in Independence
this week.
Eyes scientifically examined
and glaBseB fitted. Dr. F. G.
Ilewett, Cooper Bldg. 20tf
Mrs. Ferest Finch entertained
royally the ladies of the Chris
tian chureh.
Miss Olga Gray of Salem vis
ited over Sunday with her uncle,
A. D. Davidson.
Ready to wear Hart Schaffner
& Marx, and Gold Bond clothing
at Kreamer's. All wool $16.50
to $25.00.
Roberta Dowty of Portland is
the guest of Mrs. P. M. Kirk
land. The Independence Library has
just received 75 volumes from
the state library.
Lost on Main or C St, a Rebe
kah pin. Return to Mrs. Irvin
Baun. 36
At the Christian church last
Sunday, all sang "America" as
the flag was raised.
A good pair of reading
glasses Tor $1.00 at O. A.
Kreamer's.
Mr. and Mrs. Kutch have
moved from Corvallis and have
rooms at the Rockwell residence.
The Suver M. W. A. and R.
N. A. gave a play Saturday
night which was much enjoyed
by those present
Mrs. Sam Frazier and children
of Day Creek werv visiting Mrs.
Fraiier's sister, Mrs. Homer
Hill, last week.
E. D. Parks visited his parents
Mr. and Mrs. W. If. Parka,
Monday and Tuesday. He is on
the police foree in Portland.
Falls City News: C. L Barn
hart of Independence is in
charge ot the butcher shop dur
ing the illness of the proprietor,
Clay Oxford.
Naval recruiting officers visited
Independence Sunday but were
unsuccessful in securing any ad
ditions, tho several applied for j
information.
B. F. f wope, Lawyer Cooper Bldg
A son has been born to Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Berry.
Mrs. A. Spratley is visiting in
Portland this week.
Mrs. Baun entertained the
Kensington's last Friday after
noon. Mesdamea Quartier Sr. and
Quartier Jr. were Salem visitors
Monday.
Dr. J. B. Grider, dentist, suc
cessor to Dr. Allen, Cooper
dullding, Phone Main 1021.
Miss Lenora Sinks, who is at
tending the 0- A. C, visited
Miss Marie Myers at the Gillespie
home last week.
The Monitor is requested to
announce that there will be no
services at the Catholic church
next Sunday.
Following the example of other
Polk county towns, Independence
should have a benefit soon for
the boys of Co. L.
Miss Delilah McDaniels of
Rickreall, a U. of 0. student,
visited school friends in Inde
pendence Sunday.
John F. Schrunk, father of
Frank Schrunk and Mrs. Rey
nold, died at his home in Salem
Monday, aged 80 years.
Baled hay and straw for sale.
S. Muhleman. Phone Farm
5113. 29tf
H. Hirschberg has offered a
ten acre tract to the school
children on which to plant po
tatoes for the soup kitchen.
Mre. Girfin, after spending a
week with her mother, Mrs. J.
W. Kirkland, returned to her
home in Portland Tuesday.
The dog poisoner is out in
North Independence and there
has been a decrease in the dog
population in that part of the
city.
Grandma Hanna, who has
been quite sick, has become so
much better that the services of
a trained nurse are no longer re
quired. B. E. Smith, R. W. Baker,
Nat Withers, Wm. Brown. J. H.
Ackerman and C. L Hawley
attended a Masonic meeting in
Corvallis Saturday.
If you are going to have a
wedding or a swell dinner, don't
fornet to complete the menu with
Pugh's Loganberry Juice. Sold
everywhere. 22tf
L J. Schoen, who has been
employed by W. J. Clark for the
past three years, will move to
Eugene Monday where he has
secured employment.
J. S. Cooper weet to Elk City
Tuesday morning armed ith a
tis.i pole and plenty of bait. Mr.
Cooper is one fisherman who
always brings home a fish.
A dozen Independence Knights
of Pythias went to Salem Tues
day night where they enjoyed
the hospitality of their Salem
brethern until a late hour.
Monmouth Herald: Mrs. Or
ville Butler has gone to Grande
Konde valley to a sanitarium for
her health. She is recovering
from a severe attack of pneu
monia. W. E. Craven and E. N. John
son were given the "third de
gree" at the merchants' meeting
Tuesday night. Complaint has
iH'en made to the state humane
society.
Corporal Ernest Tice and the
ither Independence boys in Co.
L attention! The folks at home
would like to have one of you
Artie a letter for publication in
the Monitor every week. It
would be eagerly looked for. '
Misses Mamie Myers, Laura
Chute, Nellie Keyt and Mrs.
Coleman attended a local teach
er's institute at Falls City last
Saturday.
Every member of the Civic
League is urged to come to the
meeting Tuesday afternoon and
bring a friend. It is "New
Member Day."
Mary Pickford proved a greater
attraction than the council cham
ber to the city fathers Wednes
day night so there was no coun
cil meeting.
Mrs. Malsom McDonald of
Orenco. who has been the guest
of her aunt, Mrs. J. E. Hubbard,
for the past two weeks, returned
home last Saturday.
For the remainder of this
month, the Monitor will give two
picture show tickets with every
five acceptable local news items
written out and brought to the
office.
The Monitor's job department
has been working overtime for
the past four months. Prompt
and accurate service, No. 1 work
and the same price to all tells
the story.
The Salem tent company which
sued four Independence men for
alleged damages to a tent re
ceived a verdict of $35 in circuit
court The plaintiff will have to
pay the costs amounting to $44.
Students of the Normal and
Monmouth schools gave an
orchestral concert at the normal
chapel Friday afternoon. 0. A.
Many sang which helped make
the concert a grand success.
Rev. W. S. Stewart and H. J.
Rowe motored to the North
Palestine church this last week.
The Central Association of Bap
tist churches wss in session. The
Association closed on Friday af
ternoon but by request of the
church it was continued thru the
evening that Rev. Stewart might
deliver an address.
Interest in the work of the
Girls' National Honor Guard is
increasing each week. Corps 1
met at the library Monday even
ing when Dr. Butler lectured to
the girls. Corps 3 is taking
work in telegraphy now. A
meeting will be held at the libra
ry tonight at 8 o'clock to plan
for the benefit to be given at the
Isis Tuesday evening.
Butter Wraps
$1.00 per 100
MonitorOffice
To Drum of Autobus Considered Death
Token Appeals to Have Currency
8ent to Bank of France and Keop It
From Enemy Reduce Amount at
Front.
Perls. The character of the war has
allowed a cumber of Upends and su
perstitions to be bora and spread,
some of which can be traced and ex
plained, while others remain obscure.
To dream of nu autobus bus become
l token of death. Apollluatre, the
poet, has found this superstition In
four different regiments and gives a
story of a sergeant who succeeded In
averting the union in the case of a cor
poral who said be bad dreuincd of an
autobus. "How can tliat be,'' the ser
geant asked, "when you have never
been to Paris or seen an autobus?"
The corporal descrllied the vision.
'That an autobus!" declared the ser
geant "Why, that's one of those new
machines thut the English are using
Don't let that worry you."
A regiment from the south has the
same belief about an automobile wagon
instead of an autobus and can quote
many examples of the truth of such
dreams.
Gold coins are a mascot in the front
lines, a superstition not difficult to ex
plain. It was at first believed that
wounded men ou whom some gold was
found would be better looked after by
those who found them, and by degrees
the belief grew up, especially among'
artillery, that a gold coin was a talis
man against being mutilated It the;
were taken prisoners whether wounded
or not.
Apolllnaire knew of a certain battery
which in May, 1915, hud some $1,000
in gold among Its men, thanks chiefly
to their commerce in rings, paper
knives and other souvenirs, wade by
them from cartridge cases and alumi
num and sold to foot soldiers.
The government's appeals to have
gold seut to the Bank of France and
not to let It fall into enemy hands in
ease of capture have since reduced the
amount of gold at the front, but many
keep some coins as a charm. Many men
sew colus touching one another In such
a way as to make a shield over the
heart
A story that Is believed in the ranks
shows how gold can attract the Ger
mans. A sergeant made a gold coin
glitter In the sun and some thirsty
German soldiers walked right up to the
French trench, charmed by its dazzle,
and were easily captured.
"Every man has his own particular
star," a Lyons farm hand said to Apol
Una ire, "but he must know it A gold
coin Is the only means to put you in
communication with your star, so that
Its protecting virtue can be exercised.
I bave a piece of gold and so am easy
in my mind I shall uever be touched."
As a matter of fact he waa seriously
wouudeil later.
MULE BEAT HORSE AND MOTOR
Proved Superior In Rural Mail Service
Through Snow and Ice.
Middleboro. Mass. - A sure footed
mule accustomed to many hardships
proved superior to horse and motorcar
In the delivery of rural mall through
highways packed deep with drifts of
Ice ami snow. Not since the rural route
hereabout was established fifteen years
ago bad such road conditions been re
ported as a result Of a March snow
storm. Samuel Guilford, a carrier, tried to
reach the country districts in a horse
drawn pimg, but mnde no progress.
Later an automobile was pressed into
use; but, like the borse, It failed. Then
Guilford hired a mule aud experienced
do further trouble.
ODD MALADY IN WISCONSIN.
Swollen Clande and High Temperature
Featuree of Outbreak.
Galesvllle. Wis. Four persons have
died here and scores are ill. some crit
ically, from u disease the nature of
which has baffled physicians from the
Rochester (Minn.) foundation aud the
local health Hiithorltii'S Schools have
been closed as a result of ttie outbreak
City officials appealed to physicians
In other cities for assistance In check
ing the spread of the malady. Accord
ing to the statement of pbysiciaus who
bave had the disease under observa
tion, little difficulty Is experienced in
detecting the symptoms, swollen
glands and high temperature, but add
that the proeMreatiueut has not been
developed
"BABY WEEK" IS SELECTED.
Welfare Association Sets May 1-6 as
Period of Celebration.
New Yolk -May I to 6 has been des
ignated as "baby week"' throughout
the country The Babies' Welfare as
sociation of New York city urges all
organisations to undertake local cele
bratlous in the districts where they
work and advises that in view of the
pivot) t national situation no attempt
be uit!e to form a centrally organized
committee to run a campaign like
i'i. so i f previous years
It is fe:t that the work of Instructing
parents In the needs and rights of
baby hood can be doue Just as effective
ly la thai way.
Institutions of Learning Rush to
National Defense.
SCIENTIFIC AID IMPORTANT.
Princeton Hat Adopted Reeolutiona to
Enlarge Military Science and Tactics
Course to Continue Two Years Con
aus of College Men to See What Each
Can Do.
Princeton, N. J. Princeton unlver
slty will not be behind other American
Institutions of learning in furthering
America's defense. Of the many pre
purediiess measures proposed here one
of the most Important is the scientific
aid to be given the national research
council in solving military problems
and devising new engines of war.
President Ilibben has appointed a
committee of twelve members of the
faculty, alumni and trustees to super
vise this work.
The faculty has also adopted resolu
tions to enlarge the military science
and tactb s course, which will now con-
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Photo by American Press Aksoclation.
JOHN GHIEB H IB BEN.
tinue two years, and take a military
census of present and past Princeton
men to find what each can do for his
country.
The university has also notified the
war department It stauds ready to turn
over Its plant to the government when
ever required.
The resolution to appoint a commit
tee to supervise the research work ot
the university professors was made at
the suggestion of George E. Hale, chair
man of the national research council
aud of the Mount Wilson solar ob
servatory, who wrote to Professor Ed
win G. Conklin, explaining what the
world of science expected in event of
war. In his letter he snys:
"In the face of war every loyal man
of science would be willing to drop his
present work and devote his time and
attention to researches in military
problems. No one should hesitate be
cause be faces new conditions. His
experience as an Investigator in any
field will serve him well. It should
not be forgotten that many of the
greatest discoveries bave been made by
men of science who bave come with
fresh vision into a new department,
where freedom from the hampering
effect of habiti aud tradition baa mora
thau compensated for deficiency In spe
cial experience."
WOMEN WEAR HOOPSKIRTS.
Old Time Costume Reception In Cocke
Home For Belgian Fund.
New York. The old country place of
ex-Itepresentative William W. Cocks at
West bury, on Long Island, bad the ap
peaiauce of an oIJ Uj1im during the
Revolutionary war. Mrs. Cocks and a
number of her neighbors held a recep
tion at which every one wore an old
costume. There were the hoops klrta.
the bustle and the hobble.
Over 5t0 persons crowded the Cocke
borne, and a good sum was realized for
the Belgian relief fund, for the benefit
of which the affair was held.
WOULD COVER FAIR FORMS.
Illinois Bill Fixee Low Limit For De
collete Gowns.
Springfield, 111. A "barred lone"
regulating decollete gown exposures In
ballrooms will be established by the
state of Illinois if an amendment of
fered by Senator tenvir to a Demo
cratic bill is adopted.
Senator Deuvir's amendment would
prohibit at public dances women from
wearing any dress that exposed the
body below a line drawn from shoul
der tip to shoulder tip.
DYE STOCK RISES 150 TIMES.
Britisher Bankrupt Before War Now
Worth $425000.
London. The few finis of British
dye manufacturers la e made enor
mous profits since the beginning of
the war. The report of one of them
shows that the value if its shares has
risen from 12 to
The value of the stock held hy one
stockholder who was declared bank
rupt before the war Jum-d to H25,
OuX Before the war the stock was
wort about tiiJM.