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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1917
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
All our men of legal age
Passed in their names to Sam,
If they can get their board and keep,
It beats this buying ham;
Those with a wife and seven kids,
Sam will soon be slighting,
With eight to feed
It is indeed
A harder job than fighting.
Six million bucks will be spent
For roads and highway paving,
Then in tires, oil and time perhaps,
There's sure to be a saving;
And the auto men will pay the bill,
Says those who did conceive it,
We'll wait a spell
For time will tell,
For now we don't believe it.
No more till fall will school bell ring
And books will all be pickled,
Out of an enrollment of six six six,
Six six six are tickled;
Sadie hangs around the fountain where
Many folks are drinking,
And if she sighs
Some one buys,
Pretty soft we're thinking.
It's now so warm, so very warm,
That it makes a fellow totter,
Boys are getting frettul like
And feeling of the water;
We want to take the thick duds off
But the thin ones, we can't spot 'em,
The wife no doubt
Found them about,
And of course the junk man got 'em.
U. 8. A.
TWO OF A KIND.
T AST Tuesday oris) of our prominent
bualncn men fired tli ahota from
his run at another prominent businrsa
man, who returned the lire with bullet
The two prominent bustnesa men,
bavins made two prominent aaaea of
themselves, returned Into obacurlty for
the reat of the day.
HIS LAST N03E PULL.
Blwaah Charley came to town the
ether day, met ua on the main atreet
and pulled our ooa.
We have sine wondered why be
Sometime we have thought that hi
Intention wm to Insult ui and to bum
ble ua Into the duat before our people.
A fain, we heve almost believed that
be thought he was taking bold of the
handle of a saloon door and meant ua
no barm whatever.
Our action In response mlarht have
been a bit hasty, but we have no re
grets. Our run worked without a hitch, and
Blwaah Charley will pull no more
noaaa to tbls world.
While John Richfield waa dlgllng
poet boles) for a now fence the other
day be found a silver ten cent piece at
a depth of three feet from tha surface
By whom It wast dropped and how
many thousand years ago cannot be
told, but a town without Its deep, dark
mystery ta no town at all.
rpHE editor of our esteemed oontem
porary down the atreet la out with
his five hundredth threat to shoot ua
He ought to have explained whether
it waa his foresight, his present sight
or his hindsight
However, wa alwaye atand ready to
FOUL PLOT FOILED.
Lsst week we had something to say
about Colonel Jim Crocker, who la
punishing a big stock, of poor whisky
while waiting to be nominated for
some political office
The colonel bellevea In "pap."
He's alwaya lived on It, and he'd
atarve without It.
We simply aked our readers If he
waa honest capable, and so on, and the
colonel got riled over tt
He hired Hank, tha half breed, got
him drunk and then gave him a keg
of powder to blow up the Kicker office.
But In fooling around Kith the pow
der Hank brought about an explosion
on the vacant lot next to our oftice and
aalled away to the unknown land In
sections and f ragmen ta.
What we could And of Hank we
burled next day at our own expense,
and we don't feel particularly bard
against the colonel.
We shan't go looking for him espe
cially, but If ws should happen to run
across him some day while we feel ab-
eenunlnded we shall very likely gather
blm In and erect hla tombstone In our
file All zona Kitfiff
jyytp "ALWS ON THE JUMP" JSkh
Old man Smith, a highly respected citizen of
our little community, who shot and killed a pair
of ukulele players from his bedroom window last
Friday night, has been discharged from custody.
From a Kansas paper.
POLK REGISTERS 1186
The total registration of Polk
county last Tuesday in the
military census was 1186. Of
this number 72 were aliens and 7
alien enemies. There were no
disorders in the county and ap
parently but few failed to regis
ter. Thru the efforts of Sheriff
Orr, Polk was one of the first
counties to report to the adjutant
general. Over fifty per cent of
the total claimed exemption.
Black Rock, with 76, had the
The totals for a number of
precincts follow: Dallas 208,
Independence 157, Falls City
115, Monmouth 80, Eola 32,
Buena Vista 34, Suer 24. West
Luckiamute 35, Pedee 33, East
CITY FACES SUIT
Further contention over the
line question in North Indepen
dence came to a head Wednes
day night when the city council
was given written notice by Mrs,
A. J. Cooper, W. B. Grounds,
D. D. Davis and John Podvent,
all owners of property on Log
Cabin Btreet, that udless the city
gave them reasonable damages
said to have been sustained by
reason of the change of property
lines that action would be com
mented forthwith. The mayor
and three councilmen had a con
ference with the injured parties
yesterday afternoon and made
them a proposition. It is to be
hoped that a settlement can be
made and the matter kept out of
The entire community should
feel proud of the work being ac
complished by the industrial de
partment of the Civic League.
This work is under the super
vision of Mrs. G. W. Conkey. Her
duties being so numerous, Mrs.
K. C. Eldridge has personally
ooked after the work. About
three acres are now in cultivation
at the high school. There are
sixteen boys and three girls
working regalarly assigned plots.
Last Saturday the grounds were
fairly humming with activities,
some planting oeans, some po
tatoes, and others corn. Today
the entire club will plant a
vacant plot to potatoes. Mr. H.
Elirschberg furnished all the seed
potatoes and the crop will be
U8d for the soup kitchen. When
the work is finished the planters
will enjoy a picnic supper.
The canning department is
under the direction of Mrs.
Snerman Hays and Mrs. K. C.
The sewing department will be
managed by Mrs. N. Wither who
has 1 eld similar positions in the
BOND BILL CARRIES
By over fifteen thousand
majority, voters of Ortgon Mon
day ratified the six million bond
issue. Folk county rejected the
measure by 16 votes. Independ
ence furnishing 11 of the 61.
Nearly all the county precincts
went against the bonds while
Dallas and Monmouth largely
Other measures that carried
were the port bond bill, uniform
tax classification amendment and
the one requiring city, town and
state elections to be held on the
same day. The other three on
the ballot were rejected by
decisive majority. A light vote
was cast all over the state.
Result in Independence:
The increase in pay of legis
lators; Yes 41, No. 322.
Declaration against implied re
peal of constitutional provisions:
Yes 55, No 230.
Uniform tax elassification: Yes
133, No 185.
One election day bill: Yes 246,
New penitentiary: Yes 84,
Six million bond issue: Yes
189, No 200.
LETTER FROM CO. L
uackamas, June o We are
now drilling at target practice,
The men are not allowed out of
the grounds except on a permit
from the captain and no visitors
are allowed except on Sunday
afternoon. The Y. M. C. A. has
put up a tent house for the boys.
The place is supplied with writ
ing paper, pens, checker boards
and a phonograph. Preaching
every night James Dodson has
started his barber shop. He ex
pects to make $50 a month. This
with the thirty he gets makes a
nice income. Four recruits have
joined Co. L lately. Ernest
Smith has been laid up with
rheumatism. It. W.
At a meeting of the members
of the Parent-Teachers Associa
tion held Tuesday afternoon, the
following officers wtre elected
for t.h eoming year: President.
Mrs. F. G. Hewett: secretary.
Mrs. P. M. Kirkland; treasurer,
Mrs. Crosby Davis. Preceding
the election, there was a recep
tion for the teachers and a short
program was fiven.
M TAINT RIGHT"
The hard-working janitor of
one of Cody's (Wyoming) public
buildings recently placed the
following notice in the vestibule
of said building: "Please do not
spit on the ceiling. 'Taint
When the electorate of Oregon
Monday passed the measure re
quiring all elections to be held
on the same day, it extended the
terms of all city officials just one
year. By the provisions of the
new law, there can be no city
election in Independence this
year and successors to Mayor
Moore and three councilmen
cannot be shosen until Novem
To eomply with the new law,
the city charter must be amend
ed. It seems to us that if the
charter has to be changed that it
is the opportune time to com
pletely overhaul it and bring it
up to date.
Old Glory was raised over the
Odd Fellows hall Monday night
with appropriate ceremony.
Wearing the regalia of their
order, Odd Fellows and Rebskahs
marched around the block and
came up Main street from the
south. As the flag was raised,
the band played 'The Star
Spangled Banner" and hundreds
of people sang, B. F. Swope
spoke briefly along patriotic
lines. A thousand people wit
nessed the ceremony.
INDEPENDENCE ASKED FOR $4,000
The Independence Red Cross will be asked to
raise 84000 as its share of the hundred million
that the National Red Cross is preparing to make
J 11 4 a
a tremendous drive to raise in double quick
time. Buena Vista, Suver, Parker and Green
wood will be included in the Independence
district. While the local organization has not
received an official notice of the amount of its
levy, the above information was received thru
Salem last night, Independence being attached to
the Salem chapter. Last night's Salem papers
also carried the news.
BY VIRGINIA SOUTHERN
The sixteenth annual session of
the West Willamette Baptist
Association will be held in Inde
pendence on Tuesday, Wednes-
Red Crossing in Independence
is becoming an epidemic, and
you are almost socially extinct if
you cannot make binders and
bandages and converse about
units, base hospitals and the
other many things that the lied
Cross stands for. The surgical
supply department is under the
capable direction of Mrs. It. E.
Duganne who is a graduate
nurse, me sewing rooms are
open Tuesday and Thursday af
ternoons and evenings. There
the members of the Red Cross
assemble to work in a common
cause, a common sorrow and a
common hope. Membership is
daily increasing. The next
regular meeting will be held
next Thursday evening. Last
Wednesday evening, Dr. C. F
Cropp gave the first lecture to
the First Aid class. Others
wishing to take the work should
enroll before next Wednesday.
were made with pink rose bord
ered doilies and napkins and
dainty pink rone baskets held the
mints. Fortune's yellow roses
marked places for the club mem
bers, and pink rose shades were
used on the lights which radiated
a pretty pink glow over the
assemblage. The most exquisite
menu consisted of "candlestick
salad" nut-bread sandwiches,
'"Ludies' delight" with whipped
cream and cakes, hot chocolate
and mints. Mrs. Mcintosh will
be the next hostess.
Mrs. D. O. Taylor entertained
for her small son, Howard, last
Monday afternooi with a de
lightful children's party. The
little folks were entertained with
games and refreshments.
One of the purely social clubs
which has not cessed activities
is the Wednesday Afternoon
Club. On Wednesday of this
wek Mrs. W, H. Craven and
her sister, Miss Eva Robertson,
entertained with a charmingly
appointed rose luncheon at the
pretty Craven home. The re
ception rooms were fragrant and
pretty with vases and bowls of
crimson peonies and large clus
ters of snow-balls.
The hours passed quickly and
pleasantly with needlework.
Groups of matrons who are mem
bers of the Red Cross worked
with a zeHt on "four tailed band
ages", while others indulged in
merry ronversation. A pleasing
feature of the afternoon was the
group of songs rendered by Mrs.
E, E. Paddock. Following a
short business session in which
Mrs. J. E. Owen, a former mem
ber of the club, was elected to
fill the vacancy made by Mrs.
N. F. Gillespie, the guests
were invited to the lawn where
the camera man was in waiting.
The luncheon table presented a
beautiful picture. A large bowl
r!av and Thursday. June 19. 20
and 21. An attendance of 200 of pink and white roses centered
is expected as the membership the table and pink petaled rosea
embraces the Baptists ofanum-jwere scattered here and there
ber of counties. over the board. Appointment
S. S. CLUB.
Club last Wednesday
toll call with pretty quotations
about roses. Mrs. Crosby Davis
read a very interesting paper on
on Carrie Jacob's Bond. Mrs.
Claire Irvine sang a number of
pretty songs and the hostess
closed the afternoon with a
Artistic tastes transformed the
Methodist church parlors into a
bower of beauty for the studsnt
recital given by the pupils of
Mrs. Lottie Hedges Mcintosh
last Monday evening. Tall
standards of red peonies, snow
balls and blue Columbine were
combined gracefully into the tri
color and a multitude of tiny
flags were used here and there,
while larger flags were draped
about the rostrum with pleasing
A large and representative
audience greeted the young par
ticipants. The Misses Dorothy
Paddock, Ulla Dickinson, Frances
Townsend and Opal Hewett,
fresh and pretty in dainty sum
mer frocks showed the guests to
comfortable seats. As a whole
the large class of pupils acquitted
themselves most creditably and
diaplayed conscientious adher
ance to the instructions of their
soulful teacher. Little Nan IlifF,
Mable Nitholson, Margaret Ziel
isch, Elizabeth Mixer and Alma
Kullander played with remark
able ease for such tiny tots,
while Evelyn Tobey, Wilma
Shafer, Beatrice Bramberg,
Goldie Hooker, Bessie Plessinger
and Alice Baker were equally
pleasing in their pretty selec
tions. Thelma Williams displayed
versatilily by rendering both
cello and piano solos. She ex
ecuted both numbers with skill
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