0- u J , N INDEPENDENCE MONITOR "THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS' VOL 5 INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1917 NO. 42 THE RHYMING SUMMARIST i i Warm breezes now breeze the air To begin this story, Old Summer has arrived at last, So it seems by glory; Soon we'll be hunting tor the shade, And find it, too, we're betting. Gee! What a smell! It does beat -, Word Butler's feet are sweating. We're kind of feeling lazy like, Want to cut the labor, So the verse that follows this Was borrowed from a neighbor; Sunny days and moony nights -Invite much auto riding, But public need Is a little less speed For the otherwise law abiding. "We long to get the mower out From winter-long reel using, And run a spade and roust the worms That peacefully are snoozing; And watch the little rosebuds which Will soon be busy blooming, At least we hope We have the dope And are not too presuming." How to get a bathing suit Is much concerning Sadie, ' She tried on Willard Craven's underwear Which did not fit the lady; She only has a bath towel now, And for want of something better, She'll make that do And use it, too, If Mayor Moore will let 'er. M DECORATION DAY 138 NEW MEMBERS Decoration Day was more One handred thirty eight mem elaborately observed in Inde- bers were added to the Red Cross pendence this year than it has Saturday by the individual wor U I a: r-l - l .L - I i . ueen lor b lung iime. inai ine ui ten young women, this is a country is engaged in a great war record which has probably not no doubt stimulated interest been duplicated by any town of The program was in charge ef this size in the country the Woman's Relief Corps. Af Dallas has given up the Red ter exercises at the public schools J Crass. Objection to being made in which the children took a an auxiliary of the Salem Chap prominent part and Rev. W. S. ter is the reason. Independence btewart delivered a stirring ad- is also an auxiliary of Salem dress on "True Patriotism", a which is not satisfactory and i i i i I . . paraae , was iormea wnicn enorts are being made to secure marched to the river where the its independence. There is impressive ritualistic services for chance of success, especially if the sailor dead were given. The membership of three hundred parade, especially, stirred all to can be obtained. But, whether WHY 7 IS ALWAYS A LUCKY NUMBER For countless ages seven has been considered the luckiest number. It occurs frequently through the Bible, and Shakes pear's characters more than once swore by the seven stars. In the Bible the Creator ended Hii work on the Seventh Day. The clean beasts and fowls went into the ark by sevens. The ark rested on the seventh day of the seventh month. Seven days were appointed for the eating of unleavened bread; seven for the feasts of the Tab ernacle; seven for the purification rites. Joseph, interpreting Pharaoh's dream, saw seven fat kine, seven fat years. Zacharias wrote of the golden candlestick with its seven lamps. Miriam was healed of her leprosy after seven days. David sang seven Penitential psalms. Men were told to forgive their enemies seven times seven. Joshua bade seven priests blow seven trumpets on the seventh day and to compass Jericho's walls seven times. St. John, in his prophecy to the seven churches of Asia, writes of seven spirits and of seven lamps before the throne; of a book sealed with seven seals, or seven stars ana oi seven angels with seven trumpets. There are seven wonders of the world, Greece had seven wise men, the arts number seven. There were seven sleep ers, seven great hymns, seven ages of man. In the seventh inning of the ball game, fortune is supposed to come to the home team and the tailors say the newest waist coats are to wear seven buttons, Believing that luck attaches to the lucky number seven, Manag ers Nelson &HenkIe of the Isis theatre, have booked the "Seven Deadly Sins", a Beries of seven five-reel features. There are seven stars in the series Ann Murdock, Holtrook Blinn, Shir ley Mason, Nance O'Neil, Charlotte Walker, H. B. Warner and George Le Guerre. The series will run for seven weeks. The date of the first play will be Monday, June 4. In addition Ford Weekly and a comedy. A 7 reel show. 10 and 15c. A The Poor Victim TOOR William Blnks, hm stsrted out To build m modern residence. A bungalow, six rooms or so. At ver moderate expense. But ere the Job vis hsjfwajr done They sdded extras here and there. , Black vainut doors and Inlaid floors A.ad aslored wla4owpUM to spare. rpHET built In shelving by the mils: -- They plmntd the altlo and the hail; In mural tints and gol len glints They decorated every frail. Alas, they came. I Bui away When first lh Liiln -Tm r.litnv ua' His mle4.t stone says this alone: X "Ha bunded better tnan he knew.". T -Feorta Journal. J patriotic emotions. Led by two drummer boys, first came the school children carrying small flags. The little folks marched with great dignity and showed the results of careful training by the teachers. Each teacher marched with her flock. Follow ing the children came the mem bers of the G. A. R. with their fife and drum corps. Time was when they marched with a swing and lilt, With their heads erect and their hats a-tut, When each man shouldered his pack and gun And fought the fight that made us one. Today their gait is a trifle slow And their ranks are thin, but their old eyes glow With a light that is both and true As they march under the banner of red. white and blue." Marching with the G. A. R were Spanish-American war veterans, sons of veterans, a representative of the navy, the clergy and citizens. Next came the members of the W. R. C. Many of these women are veter ans of a war fought in our own land. They clearly remember the agony, suffering and suspense of their sex when father, hus. band and brother were absent upon the battlefield. Banded together they have been doing great work for humanity, arous ing patriotism and caring for the wants of the needy. Following them came the Honor Guard girls, the flower and beauty of gn(j me cuy. iney looKea neat ana nifty in their costumes of white. During the afternoon the graves of all veterans in the local cemetery were generously covered with flowers. Independence becomes an Inde l . t penaent cnapter or remains an auxiliary, the same interest will oe taken and the same amount of work done. Since the above was written, a conference has been held be tween Dallas and Salem Red Lrossers and it is believed that an understanding has been reached and Dallas will again work. LETTER FROM CO. L. Clackamas, May 29-The Inde pendence boys are all well. We lost one of our best men when top Sergeant EJake died. Ie is well known over Polk countv. Captain Stafrin and 48 soldiers attended the funeral in Dallas. We are ow at Clackmas where we are practicing shooting. Co. L attended the funeral of Senator Lane, going by special tram. Misses Ora Stapleton, Vivian Whiteaker, Lavilla Cooper and Velma Whiteaker, Word Butler and John Hiltibrand were at Vancouver last Friday and Satur day. Don't miss sending one of the Monitor's. The boys sure like to read it Roy Whiteaker. ELECTION MONDAY Monday the voters of Oregon will either adopt or reject the seven measures enumerated below; Constitutional amendment au thorizing ports to create limited clear indebtedness to encourage water transportation. Affects Port land only. 300 yes, 301 no. Nos. 302 and 303 have been rled off the ballot by the supreme court Constitutional amendment lim iting numbor of bills introduced and increasing pay of the legis lators. 304 yes. 305 no. Constitutional amendment-de- claratiou against implied repeal of constitutional provisions by amendments thereto. 306 yes, 307 no. A vicious measure. Even the Oregonian recommends a vote of "no". Constitutional amendment for uniform tax classification. 308 yes, 309 no. Constitutional amendment re quiring the election of city, town state officers at the same time. 310 yes, 311 no. Four hundred thousand dollar tax levy for a new penitentiary. 312 yes, 313 no. Six million dollar state road bond issue and highway bill. 314 yes, 315 no. TUESDAY IS WAR CENSUS DAY All males over 21 years and under 31 years of acfe are required to register on Tuesday, Tune 5. No exemptions from registration. Register at your regular voting place. Hours from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. Imprisonment is the penalty for failure to appear. I BY VIRGINIA SOUTHERN NOT YET TRANSFERRED To correct a general impres ion, the Monitor will Bay that he Independence public school s not yet a training school of the Normal. The Indeoendence chool board has not officially signed the agreement mskinc he transfer. There are those who would ketosee it pul up to the people for a vote at the next school meeting. BACCALAUREATE Service at the Methodist church June 3. 1917, 8 p. m.: Organ Prelude, Irene Eddy; Hymn No. 1, Congregation; Prayer, Rev. Dunsmore; Anthem "Be Thou Exalted", Choir; Scripture reading, Rev. Stephens; Solo, J. G. Mcintosh; Announce ments; Offerings for the Army Y. M. C. A. work; Voluntary, Mrs. Small; Duet, Mrs. C. W. Irvine and J. G. Mcintosh; Address, Rev. C. P. Gates of Corvallis; Closing Hymn No. 289. Interest is very keen in Red Cross work here now. Last Saturday was Red Cross day ad a committee costumea in tvea Cross nurse uniforms solicited numbers in the business houses. About one hundred and forty new members were enrolled which makes a membership of nearly 200 in Independence. At a meeting of the organiza tion which was held lastevering, it was decided that the first meeting of the Surgical Supply department would be next Tues day afternoon. Other meetings will be Tuesday evening, Thurs day afternoon and evening. Mrs. Duganne will have general super- ision over the making of Burflrical dressings. The First Aid class will meet next Wednes day evening to receive the lecture n-iven bv Dr. C. F. Cropp. Chair man is. li. smitn maue an en thusiastic talk before the assem blage, using patriotism and Red Cross work as the keynote of his adJress. The meeting then adjourned until Thursday even ing, June 14. BOYS' CLUB. The Beacon Lights, a club com posed of a number of boys under the capable supervision of Miss Lora Chute, met at the Miller home last Thursday evening. After several enjoyable games the club boys surprised Miss Chute with a beautiful Rebekah pin and a handsome box of candy, as a parting token of re gard. Master Rider made the presentation speech and the boys clearly demonstrated their esteem for their teacher. This club also enjoyed a picnic at the Rider home last Sunday afternoon. SURPRISE PARTY. While Mrs. W. II. Walker was proceeding with domestic duties last Tuesday afternoon, the S. S. Club arrived en masse and re minded her that the dawn of the morrow would begin another year in her happy life. The club members were well supplied with all the necessary paraphernalia to make a surprise parly com plete. After the luncheon was informally arranged, the entire party enjoyed the birthday feast. Mr. Walker arrived from the ranch just in time for the luncheon and the ladies forced ' the ex-mayor to join them with out giving him any time for his usual Immaculate grooming. COMING RECITAL. As the season for recitals ap proaches, everyone is becoming interested in the Student Recital to be given by the pupils of Mrs. Lottie Hedges-Mclntosh at the Methodist church next Monday evening, June 4. Mrs. Mcin tosh's class has mastered a very ambitious program which they will present at this time. The numbers to be rendered are pub lished elsewhere in this Monitor. SOUND LOGIC A LITTLE boy, usually quite Rood, cou.mlltcj a ry naughty deed the other day. Ue got hatchet and chop ped off the tall of the family cut. Ills mother punished him severely for the barbarous art, and then she tried con scientiously to make him comprehend Its enormity. "Bernard," she said, "what Is the Golden Hole?" "Do unto other what you would have others do onto you," be quoted glibly. "And did you follow the Golden Hula when you tortured that poor cat by cutting off Its tall?" she asked. "I sure did, mamma. If I bad a tall, wouldn't I want somebody to cut it off?" BANKS TO CLOSE Bank and bank employees will have a vacation next week. When the banks close Saturday afternoon, they will not be opened until Wednesday morn ing, Monday and Tuesday being holidays. "RED CARS" SOON S. P. workmen here, who are completing the electrification, declare the "juice" will be turned on before the end of this month and that the "red cars" will be running taru Independ ence on regular schedule before July 1. ! Might Have Been Worse J T HF farmer In moving a big basket of eggs from bit wagon to carry Into a hotel kitchen bad the misfor tune to lose bis bold on the banket, and there was a great crash and a smash. Five or six people came running, and one of them cried out: "It Is too awful bad! You must have bad forty doien eggs in that basket!" "Just forty," replied the farmer without much excitement In bis voice. "And It looks as If thirty dozen of them are smashed." -"I calculate that la about the number." "And you don't feel bud about It?" "Well, It could have been worse. The whole forty doten could have been l-ong Uland fresh eggs As It was, the thirty dozen broken ones would tig re hatched out ebb-kens Id about Are days more, and I would bar? had some trouble wltb the landlord to explain. And he also would hare some trouble wltb bis guests. Tbey say that all things hapten for the beat, and t guess Ibis U a case of It." M g(JAI. Cupyrlslit, 1KU, McClurs Ntiir Syndics!.