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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Published Weekly at Independence, Polk County,
Oregon, on Friday.
Entered as Second Class Matter Angust 1, 1912 at the Post (Wlce at Inde
pendence, Polk County, Oregon, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
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Independence, Oregon, Friday, May 11, 1917
We cannot agree with some who contend that
because of the war we should "tighten up" and
sit down and wait until peace is again restored.
We would rather advocate "loosing up" and tak
ing advantage of the opportunities and fortunes
of war. It is true beyond doubtthat altho America
becomes an active participant, it will never be
forced to suffer the real hardships of conflict. We
I have no reason to fear an invasion even should
our enemies triumph over our allies. It will take
many years of recuperation before any of the
active belligerents will be ready to fight again,
and after that time it is generally presumed that
the world will have become sufficiently civilized
to prevent a repetition of the present horror. But
in the meantime America will be obliged to sit
back and unwittingly reap the harvest exacted
from human blood. If the war continues for any
length of time, America will grow fat, and it is
loolish for any individual to hold back and refuse
to take on flesh.
To M) Father, J. D. Reeves, Independence, ia Memory if Hit 56 Birthday, May, 16, '17
Push back the curtains from Memories' bright pictures,
Heart, keep the tear-drops from dimming mine eyes;
Blsnded with music, like incense, its sweetness,
As I call baek the days from the years long gone by.
Soft fell the shadows of even-tide, bringing
Its mantle of sleep, soft, to wrap me around;
No sleep came to still me, while I'd list to your singing,
Matching each word with the sweetness of sound.
Songs, then, you sang of the old-time plantations,
Songs that your mother had sung to you, too;
Songs from the days when in Love's adoration,
You lo e 1 my dear mother, and won her to you.
Hearken, yet memory! how tlearly he sings them,
Sings those dear songs as he rocked me to sleep;
How dear yet to me while old memories linger,
And softly the years like dim shadows creep.
Yes, come back old mem'ries! how bright are your pictures,
Sweet are your treasures, those days bright and clean
'Twould gladden my heart, once more, father, to see ytu
And hear those old songs by the singer made dear.
Mrs. Jessie M. Sanders,
Mountain Grove, Mo.
We have noticed the mention in some news
paper of the birthday of the Hillsboro Independ
ent, which in itself is nothing remarkable for all
newspapers have birthdays, but it is quite often
made the occasion tor admirers to pass out a few
llowers and say those things which are generally
said when the funeral announcements have been
printed. Personally, we seldom find anything on
the editorial page of the Independent with which
we agree, but we do admire the master hand that
directs its editorial pen. . Among newspaper
editors, there are many slackers and skunker",
applying these two war terms to the newspaper
field. The "slacker" never has an opinion and
the "skunker" uses, buys or steals the handiwork
of another and passes it off as his own. No greater
compliment can be paid S. C. Killen of the Hills:
boro Independent than to say that his worst en
emy can never accuse him of being either a
slacker" or a "skunker".
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
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W. H. Walker, I. A. Allen, O. D. Butler
Altho apan declared war against Germany
early in the conflict, no Japanese troops have been
sent to Kurope, and Japan has a splendid army
ready for active service at any time. The United
States, one of the last to enter, and with but
small army of seasoned men, is expected to send a
American forward and leaving the trained lap be
hind is war "strategy" of some kind no doubt.
THE OTHER KIND
I was talking with a bond
dealer the other day. He was
telling me what he thought about
the future market in municipals.
He said that a great many mon
eyedmen, men whose incomes
come from investment in secu
rities, would unload municipals
when the big government war
issue was out, and put all their
money into these bonds.
"Why?" I asked. I am al
ways eurious to know why the
wheels go round.
"Because these bonds are free
from taxation as property; and
the income from them is free
from income tax. And you know
the income tax is going to be
boosted quite a good deal. Soj
thesa bonds are just the ticket." '
There is immunity for you!
There is the ne plus ultra of
slacking! And yet we bawl out
the poor, cigaret-smoking human
who hides his slacking behind a
marriage license, because h
wants to save his measly car
And we won't bawl out the
'prominent citizen', who has
more money than he needs, for
hiding his money and himself,
a moral slacker, behind bonds
issued, unnecessarily, to finance
the nation's necessity?
Maybe we will, though. Carrie
C. Van Orsdall in Pacific Echo,
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TO
BEAT GERMANY IS URGED
An Appeal For Mobilization of Sa
vants Is Sent to Allied
Because of their great fervor for war and con
scription, the smart men who comprise the edi
torial stafls of the Portland Oregonian, Telegram
and News ought to make excellent soldiers. As
it seems to be taken for granted that an enthusiast
makes the best soldier, it will be a serious loss to
the country if no way can be found by which they
could waive all exemptions and enlist.
Farm labor is scarce, but fields are not going to
waste as a lot of the "farm preparedness" litera
ture says. It appears to us that at least half of
the fellows going around telling the farmers how
to farm are a surplus burden to the taxpayers.
Wdabluirtou.-An Hppeal f..r an inter,
national lnohillzatiou of scientific re
search facilities to U1 In tlip defeat of
Germany lias tieen ailtlressetl to the
scientific societies of Knlund, France,
Italy aul Ktissia by Ir. George E.'
Hale, chairman of t!,e National Re
search Council, recently created to
work out with tU Defense Council
technical feature of military and in-
Pr. Hale-, who Is foreign secretary of
the National Academy of Sciences, sent
this cablegram to the Royal Society of
England, the Acndemle des Sciences.
Taris; the Academie dos Sciences. Pet
rourad. and the Academla del Uneel.
"The entrance of the United States
Into the war twite our men of science
with yours In a common cause. The
National Academy of Sciences. acthi
through the National Research Conn.
oil. which has been designated by Pres-
Mient niiwa and the Council of Xa.
Uonal Defense to ruoMliiw the research
racuuies of the country, would gladly
co-operate in any scientific researches
still nnderlytng the solution of mllitarr
or lndustri.il problems."
Leaillnu testile ein ns have offer-.!
to the Coum-ii of National IVfense
their servi.-v in !n...ilizinj ,-,nin-trj's
tes'ilt- re-'-oiir f..r war. Alex
ander II. Mover of New York lias put
forward a p un i.. make M-iir.iMe for
the foiim i; a xa-t :iiii-nn!t of inform,
tlon coiict-t niiij i.-ti.e u..li,.. !.,(.
ters liav,. 1,tu soul to ...i Ueiartuieut
! asUtitf If their l"ier may serve
as advise: in purchasing and iiinect
in government si:pilies.
THE BLOOD SUCKER
We have some little respect for
the man who has the stamina to
break into a house when ne
knows the man and the gun are
both at home. He has to take
his chance of getting a shot from
the man behind the gun. But
the man who sits in his up
holstered, luxurious office chair,
basked by his millions of ill-gotten
coin, who gets a corner on
one or more lines of food stuff
and boosts the price out of reach
of the laboring class, who have
little of this world's goods, in
order that he may add more to
his pile of blood money, is th e
lowest, most contemptible thief
on earth. He knows there is no
law that can reach in this country
and he caras not how many poor
little children have to go half fed
and clothed that he may add to
his pile, nor how the poor widow
has to struggle with poverty and
disease from lack of proper food
and clothing, to provide for her
little ones until she finds rest in
the grave, just so he can buy
spuds at $1.50 and sell at $5 and
up, that he may increase his
bank roll. It is the one un
answerable argument that there
is a hell. Because if there is not
a hell to take such an individual
when he dies, and we say it in
all reverence, the Almighty has
made a mistake. Oswego Times.
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