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"THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS'
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1917
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THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
Mike Walker and ClydeWilliams called,
Both being poetic smitten,
Alike proudly handed us his lines
And this is what he'd written:
"Were I so tall, so very tall,
And then a little taller,
How I'd work
And never shirk
Till I got a darn sight smaller."
Clyde Williams was more timid like
And inclined to hang bis head,
He recited off his lines to us
And this is what he said:
"Two little frogs sat in the pond,
Their spooning voices buzzin',
If one don't die
Or pond go dry,
The two will be a dozen."
A country boy came to town,
To court a comely maiden,
It did not take him long to see
That her love was fadin';
"Why don't you enlist," she remarked,
"Your good old country needs you,"
And he replied,
As he sighed,
"You smite the hand that feeds you."
More truth than poetry in what he said
For Uncle Sam is saying
That all can serve their country well
By plowing, planting, haying;
So hitch up old Nancy, boys,
Let sister do the hoeing,
Plant beans and oats,
Raise sheep and goats,
And keep the old farm going.
"THE TRAIL BLAZER OF OREGON"
By George laemer Schrleber,
of Shedd, Oregon
The very life of the nation pul
sates over 2,000,000 miles of
roads. In many sections the
throb of travel is normal, busi
ness success, schools are plen
tiful and of the best, and com
munity life ideal. Why? Because
the roadbed is hard and lasting.
Egypt flourished as long as it
was on the world's thorough
fares; Persia, with its post roads,
held its own against rivals;
Rome conquered the world be
cause of her military roads;
Venice sunk to oblivion when the
routes to Asia were cut off. But
with Napoleon's road building
came a new era for France.
China's roads spell
darkness. Open the roads and
the cloud is dispelled. Will we
as an intelligent people stand
back and allow the gloom of
business depression, illiteracy,
insanity and pauperism to engulf
Shall we continue to pay 5 cents
instead of only 1 cent to haul a
bushel of wheat 10 miles; or 23
cents per ton while the European
farmer hauls for 7 cents, and
whenever he pleases. The fed
eral government says one horse
on macadam pulls as much as 10
on a sand or mud road.
People of Oregon, be "TRAIL
This is the prize winning essay
given by the state good roads
China's ' committee.
BIG ROAD MEETING
A big road bonds booster meet
ing will take place in Independ
ence on Saturday afternoon, May
5. commencing at 1:30. The
Independence band will play,
there will be several films of
ir.oviig pictures shown at the
Iste after which Commission r
Adams of the highway commis
sion will deliver the principal
address. It is expected also that
the other two commissioners,
Benson and Anderson, will be
present. Rain or shine, this
meeting is going to be the great
est meeting of its kind pulled off
in Polk county this year in the
interest of the bond bill. Every
legal voter in Oregon is invited
and it is hoped they will all be
TO RAISE THE FLAG
Two petitions were circulated
this week requesting the city
council to erect a municipal flag
pole and unfurl Old Glory to the
breeze. One of the petitions
asked that the pole be raised in
the middle of the block at C and
Main streets. There is much op
position to-its location there and
many favor it being erected over
the city hall.
Dr. Dunsmore circulated a
petition among Masons yester-
dry for the price to buy a suit
able flag for the Masonic temple,
GARDEN TRAIN COMING
Under the ausuices of the
Southern Pacific railroad and the
Oregon Agricultural College a
special train will be operated
through Western Oregon, he
ginning tomorrow, for the pur-1
pose or demonstrating more
efftctive gardening and food con
The prime object is to furnish
practical information on the
utilization of vacant city property
and back yards.
Demonstrations and lectures
will be conducted on the follow
ing subject?: Vegetable garden
ing, home canning, poultry rais
ing and food economy.
Operation of the train will be
under direction of H. A. Hin
shaw, general freight agent for
the Southern Pacific, and R. D.
Hetzel, director of the extension
service of the Oregon Agricul
Arrangements are being made
for the orgonization of local com
mittees in each of the towns to
be vieited, which will follow up
the work of the demonstration
train and do all the necessary
work to see that the ideas and
suggestions are carried out.
The train will be in Independ
ence and Monmouth Friday,
EVERYBODY CLEAN UP NEXT WEEK
If the unknown party who
sent the Monitor an "alleged
letter written by Christ said to
have been found at the foot if
the Cross" will come to this
office tnd state that they sincere
ly believe that misfortune will
come to them (as stated in the
letter) unless the letter is pub
lished and if they truly believe
that "whosoever shall have a
copy of this Utter and keep it in
their house, nothing shall hurt
them, neither pestilence, thunder
or lightning:, etc.," the Monitor
wiil gladly print it, not only for
their benefit but for the benefit
of the community at large.
MRS. MOTT DIES
Carlottie C. Mott, wife of
Henry Mott, died at her home in
this city Friday, April 20. at the
age of 62 years and six months,
The husband is the only sarviv
mg remuve. ine luneral was
held Sunday afternoon at the
Presbyterian church, Dr. II. C.
Dunsmore officiating. Interment
at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
The G. A. R. and W. R. C. at
tended the funeral in a body as
Mr. Mott was an old soldier and
Mrs. Mott was formerly a mem
ber of the Relief Corps.
I, A. C. Moore, as mayor of the city of Independence, Oregon, do
hereby proclaim the first week in May, 1917, M clean-up day for (aid
city; and 1 hereby urge all the citiiena to c'ean up all rubbish and othsr
waste niateridl on or about their rexpectiva premise and in tha alley
adjoining their proierty, and place tha sumo in convenient place in th
alley where teamt and wagons will receive and carry away the same,
such teams and wagons being furnished free of charge by the city.
Let us all get together on that dny and help to make our city more
beautiful and attractive not only to ourselves but to the visitor within
our city. A. C. Moons, Mayor.
Mind the mayor! Get busy! Clean up! Not
only for beauty's sake but for health's sake. A
clean up now saves doctor's bills later. Filth and
Hies cause more discasesthan the doctors can cure.
Not only make Independence look good Dut
make it feel good.
BY VIRGINIA SOUTHERN
RED CROSS ORGANIZED
A meeting was held at the city
library last night to complete the
organization of an auxiliary to
the Salem Chapter of the Ameri
can National Red Cross Society.
Dr. H. ('. Dunsmore acted as
temporary chairmon and the fol
lowing officers were elected:
Chairman B. E. Smith.
Vice Chairman -Dr. C. F.
Secretary Mrs. Clyde Ecker.
Treasurer R. R. DeArmond.
Thirty-one members had al-
rpady joined the Auxiliary and
five new members were added
A committee of 25 was ap-
, pointed to solicit new members
' A committee to be named later
, will secure a meeting place.
The next meeting will be held
next Tkursday evening. All
members and those wishing to
become members are urged to b
present, as many plans are to be
made for future work.
UP, LADIES, AT 'EM!
It is getting- time to drive the dandelions out oi
the first line of trenches". McMinnville Telephone-Register.
ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN
There is a hitch in the Salem
bridge question again after it
was supposed that an agreement
had been reached. Marion pro
posed and Polk accepted a "high
evel type" bridge but it appears
hat Marion may change front
and demand a "level draw type."
SUVER EOY HURT
Ottawa. Canada, April 21. A.
J. Thurston, who was listed from
Suver, Or., is reported wounded
among the Canadian troops
fighting in France, in the casu
ilty lists received last night.
WILL H. PARRY DEAD
Will H. Parry of Seattle, mem
ber of the Federal Trade Com
mission, died in Washington,
D. C. last week. Mr. Parry at
one timeedited the Independence
IN COMPANY L
Corporal Ernest Tice
Harry C. Clinton
Leonard A. Fitzgerald
Cyril Ii. Richardson
Harry H. Stalnaker
Roy R. Whiteaker
A REAL PIANIST
Anybody in Corvallis would
have enjoyed the piano number
given by Miss Helen Eaton at
the pupils' recital in the Woman's
Gymnasium last night. She
played MacDowell's "Concert
Etude in F Sharp," a rather
formidable title and a decidedly
ambitious number, but the young
lady compassed it with fa bril
liancy that marks her a "teal
"comer". She plays with brains
as well as skill in her fingers,
and if she keeps up her work,
both Independence and her
teacher, Mrs. Ressler, will have
reason to be proud of her. Cor
KILL KAIE KLUB.
The final meeting of the Kill
Kare Klub for the season was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. bice last Friday evening,
when Mesdames Hays, Craven,
Mattison and Bice were joint
hostesses for the event. ' Quan
tities of spring flowers adorned
the card rooms where foui tables
were placed for whist. An en
joyable evening over the card
tables was closed with an appe
FOR THE SOLDIERS
Both the W. C. T. U. and Civic
League are planning to help the
Independence boys who have
responded to the colors. TheW.
C. T. U. will send a box of sup
plies to them soon and will
hold a cooked food sale tomorrow
to raise a fund for this purpose.
The Civic League will send a box
Thursday next and all those
having anythisg to send are re
quested to give the same to Mrs
J. S. Cooper before that time.
BUCKING LINE HARD
English and French
are strenuously bucking
the German line on the
west front and are meet
ing with great
Spain is irettinir "riled"
and may go to shooting
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Conkey
entertained the members of the
Crab Club with an elaborate
dinner party at thiir home last
Friday evening. Stated around
the handsomely appointed table,
jolly repartee added a share of
pleasure to the choice viands
served to the congenial party.
An interesting meeting was
held by the Civic League at their
club rooms last Tuesday after
noon and in response to new
members' day, leveral names
were added to the list of civic
workers. Several important
questions were brought before
the League, such as providing
free dental service for the poor
children of the schools, plans for
t:lean-up week, sponsoring a baby-
week in Indtnendence and other
subjects to be developed later.
The League also planned to send
a box of usefuls to Co. L A
meeting will be held at the home
of Mrs. J. S. Cooper next Thurs
day afternoon for the purpoie of
preparing the box and those
wishing to contribute are re
quested to bring or send their
gifts to Mrs. Cooper some time
during the afternoon. Follow-
ng the routine work a social tea
Perfect in every detail was the
pretty pink luncheon presided
over by Mrs. 0. A. K reamer at
her handsome Fifth street home
last Wednesday afternoon, when
success. I she asked as her guests the mem-
bersjof the Wednesday Afternoon
Club. The reception rooms were
charmingly adorned with numer
ous well kept flowering plants
and ferns, baskets of bleeding
heart too added a touch of color
ful beauty. Intermingled with
the seasonable decorations, "Old
Glory" could be seen wiving in
many places. Fancy work ar d
social converse occupied the early
afternoon. Later the hostess
invited he guests to the lawn
where the "pleasant picture
man" was awaiting with his
tripod and camera. This feature
was perpetrated as a surprise to
the club's president, Mrs, N. F.
Gillespie, who will leave sooa
for Chehalis, Wash. The picture
taking was followed by a pretty
group of songs rendered by Mrs.
E. E. Paddock. The long lunth-
eon table wifh its exquisite ap
pointments presented a pleasing
study in pink. A large, spark
ling cut glass bowl of pink and
white hyacinths and lacy ferns
centered the table, while pink
begonia blossoms and pretty ferns
were scattered over the board.
Long pink streamers hung grace
fully from the ends of the table.
The chandeliers were daintily
veiled with pink and pink
streamers fell from the lights to
the centerpiece. Place cards
designated covers for the club
members and each one received
a a favor a growing fern in a
miniature pink jardinere. Tke
hostess wps capably assisted by
her daughter, Madaline, in serv
ing a most tempting luniheon.
At the table many kearty good
wishes were expressed for Mrs.
Gillespie's future happiness and
prosperity and that she may soon
meet with twelve as congenial
friends in her new home as the
members of the Wednesday Club.
The genial Joe Hlrschberg and
Chester Henkle entertained the
Autowins at the Masonic Hall
last evening. The gentlemea
proved delightful hosts and pro
vided an enjoyable evening over
the card tables, closing with a
We hope that conscription is beaten.
just, unnecessary and un-American.
It is un-