INDEPENDENCE MONITOR 'THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS" VOL.5 INDEPENDENCE, FOLK COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1917 NO. 44 6 r THE RHYMING SUMMARIST Sadie will parade tomorrow, Such is the plan she's laying", Her mount will be a gentle one, But rather long on braying; So save a place for Sadie sure, An)rwhere you need her, She will go And make a show If Larry F. will lead her. Old Man Grunt, so he declares, At his home each night, Has a private roundup, One that's out of sight; "Maw rounds up seven urchins, The little sleepy heads, Croons them all From large to small, And puts them in their beds." This is a roundup feature That beats an' other kind, And to be once more in it, We're sure you wouldn't mind; The kids as they ride the merry, Enjoying the pleasures thats rife, Of course don't know But really tis so, Are never more happy in life. A boy is a boy only once But a man is a man for life, A girl is a girl till she marries, T hen the rest ot the time she's a wife; So the kiddies who frolic about us, Will ne'er be as happy 4agen", Now they're in clover But those days are over . When they get to be women and men. M Ml - m HIS LAST WORDS & 4 rnmrnrrti-n il i . t I I'&i r.; 1 1 v Cj was praising ine irminuineBB 01 I women. "If war bulletins were as truthful ns wom men," be said, "we'd have a better idea of how thin world struggle is realty going. "I remember a case the other day it's interesting in its revelation of woman's truthfulness the case of a hus band who had disappeared. "Questioning the wife, I said to her: " 'And now, madam, tell me this is very important tell me what your husband's very last words were when he left. " 'His last words,' the truthful creature answered with a blush, 'were, "For heaven's sake, shut upl"'" Wash ington Star. O 4 j& It Pays to Advertise 0 rpHE man who didn't advcrtlM Wu dead xtremclr dead. HI widow placed (of mammoth tlx) A stons above his head. Staa put hla nam upon the aame Id lattera large and fair To tall the eye of paaHrsby Her asan waa aleeplnc there. IOLKS thought her Borrow must be (rreat To mine thle monument They did not know the did not stale) Her actual Intent One dajr there cam a former flame. He read; then soothed her And. aa she wed, aha softly "It oavl to advertise!' -Havana Time sr flame, m ir atsha; aald, 1 Tim. !w No More Pot Luck ! rpHE wave w uwd to like Are getting out of styla A friendly house we d strike And linger there awhile. "E used to take pot luck ' And And It rood. I tow. But homes I ve lately struck HaTt flreiess cookers now. Louisville Courier-Journal Raising the Rent j) T wish I were a landlord ray. My lile w-m!d tie content. Fir no one knows an easier way To so aicl nose trie rent. -I'etroit Kree Preaa. The Monitor alwavs leads. SCHOOL BOARD ACTS By the signing of a contract by which the Independence public schools become a training school of the Normal, the acceptance of President Ackerman's recom mendations for instructors, find by the election of Prof. H. H Dunklebersrer of Dallas as principal of the High School, the board of education solved in one evening several problems that have caused some contention and by its action has assured a har monious and successful coming term of school. Prof. Dunkleberger, who has taught in Dallas for several years with remarkable success, was not an applicant for the position. He waa drafted for the place be cause of his well known ability as an instructor. It is presumed that he will accept. The other teachers selected for the High School some time ago are Earl VV. Heckett, manual training; Madaline Rawlings, domestic science; Beryl Holt, history and mathematics, and Mabel Stevens, English. That the training school will be in the hands of competent teachers there is no doubt and Independence is to be congratu lated upon the fact that trof T. H. Gentle will guide the destinies of the institution. The instructors will be Katharine Arbuthnot, seventh and eighth grades; Grace Williams, fifth and sixth; Kate Houx, third and fourth; and Emily De Vore, first and second. All these young ladies have the necesscry ability and experience. Mrs. Ruth Conkey was highly honored by President Ackerman when he recommended her for the place given Miss Arbuthnot but after consideration and con sultation with her friends de clined to accept it. CIVIC LEAGUE ELECTS At the annual election of the Civic League, Mrs. K. C. Eld ridge was elected president, Mrs. O. D. Butler, first vice president, Mrs. A. L. 'Ihomas. second vice president, Mrs. Clyde Ecker, secretary, Mrs. J. S. Cooper, financial secretary, and .Mrs. D. D. Davis, treasurer. All the officers were re-elected ex cept the secretary, Mrs. L. Crane, who is now living quite a distance from town and found it quite impossible to be present at all the meetings as the secretary should. The annual report of the president is published else where in this Monitor. SCHOOL MEETING Next Monday night is the annual school meeting at which time a director and clerk will be elected. All residents over 21 years of age can vote under the new law. E. E. Paddock is the retiring director. While trre Monitor has disagreed with Mr. Paddock on one or two important school questions, we have always felt sure that he acted and voted for what he deemed was for the best interests of the public. Mr. Paddock as a member of the school board has never been swayed by personalities and he has always stood like a stone wall for efficiency and economy. RED CARS HERE The red cars of the Southern Pacific arrived in Independence Tuesday noon. So, June 12, 1917, can be set down in the history of Independence as the day that electric cars first enter ed the city. The run was made thru to Corvallia and was for the purpose of testing the wires and current The private car of John M.Scott, general passenrer agent, was attached and a num ber of railroad officials made the initial trip. umciai announcement was made today that electric service will be installed from Whiteson to Corvallis for sure on next Sun dny, June 17. Two thousand feet of side track will be built in Independence on the east side of the main track for 'passing purposes. CODING ELLS VW 1 4 BAPTIST CONVENTION Next week is Baptist week in Independence. The keys to the city hall, jail and other public buildings will be turned oyer to them and they will be told to do their durnest' A complete pro gram is published on page two of this Monitor, A pretty wedding took place in the city of Salem on the after noon of June 14, uniting Wm. Campbell of Independence, and Miss Edith West of Salem. Only a few invited guests were pres ent beside the immediate family. Rev. T. D. Yarnes of Independ ence performed the ceremony. The wedding march was play ed by Miss Freda Campbell as the happy couple slowly descend ed th sUirtase and nwuclied to the altar to hear the solemn words which should make them husband and wife, After the ceremony light re iresnments were served and a delightful hour was spent in social intercourse. Everybody in Independence knows "Billy" Campbell. He has lived in Independence for many years. Mts. Campbell at one time taught in the local schools and is a young lady wnom it is a pleasure to know. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will make their home in Independ ence for the summer, but will probably spend the coming win ter in Salem. A host of friends wish them a long, happy, prosperous and use ful married life. MAY QUIT It is practically a foregone con clusion that the Oregon Hop Growers Association will be dis solved and the members com prising it shift for themselves in the future. This was the senti ment of the meeting held in the Commercial club auditorium Tuesday afternoon when a num ber of the members met to dis cuss the situation. Saletn Capi tal Journal. "COME THRU" FOR THE RED CROSS Right now is the time for everybody to assist the Red Cross financially. In this greatest crisis of the world's history, the Red Cross MUST have millions lest thousands die. And it ma' be your dollar that saves some Independence boy wounded next winter in the trenches of Europe. So go your limit and come thru whenever your bit will add that bit more to the Red Cross funds. Independence and south Polk county has been assessed four thousand dollars. We MUST give it. REPORT OF CIVIC LEAGUE PRESIDENT 12 GRADUATE The 1917 class of the Indepen dence High School, twelve in number, recehed their diplomas at the opera house last Friday night. Dr. Carl S. Doney, presi dent of the Willamette Univer sity, delivered a very instructive and interesting address to the class. A large crowd attended the exercises. The graduates were Hazel Calbreath, Edith Dawes, Ruby Gentry, Helen Gillespie, Mada leine Kreamer, Eva Mills, Hazel Porterfield, Gertrude Ruch, Wendell Denlinger, Wayne Hanna, Keith Roberts and Buren Smiley. Independence, Or., June 12, 1917. Officers and members of Civic League: I will not at tempt to give a flowery report of my six months' service as presi dent of this body for the work has been all practical. The first matter that engaged our atten tion was caring for the poor and needy at Christmas time. We expected to have the help of the Business Men's Club, but for some reason they gave us no assistance, However, the stores were very generous to us. Con- key & Walker gave a liberal dis count on goods purchased. Cal breath & Jones provided entirely for six families. Fluke & John son placed twen,ty-five 50-lb., or fifty 25-lb. sacks of flour at our disposal to be called for when wanted. We provided for six teen families, using $28.99 of the League's money. The club has been a real live one, meetings having" been well attended. As early as February 13, the boys' and girls' Industrial Club was discussed and a committee appointed to see what could be done. Had I realized in the be ginning the amount of hard work and worry this entailed, I fear I would have weakened, but it affords me great satisfaction now to report this movement a complete success and it places this League on record as having accomplished something worth while. The mayor gave your com mittee the privilege of securing and planting Boston Ivy on the east and west sides of the city hall, the city paying for the same. The League ladies also pre pared a box of cooked food and other things and sent them to the Independence boys in Co. L at Vancouver. We sent our bit, $2.10, to the state president's traveling fund, and other small things that have helped to keep us busy. The card party given in Moose hall on February 22 was well at tended and netted us $15.00. The Pioneer reception at the residence of J, S. Cooper was enjoyed by all and I trust this will" be"an annual event. We have added eleven new mem bers to our club and I am pleased to state there are no delinquents. I have enjoyed the work and associations of the past mx months and I want to thank the officers and members for their hearty support. Respectfully submitted, Ruth A. Eldridge. NEBRASKA'S CONVICTS MAY GO TO THE FRONT They Are to Be Drilled In Tactics by the Warden In the State Penitentiary. Lincoln, Neb. Tint state penitentiary Is to tie turned Into a nillltiiry Karri son for a part of earn day, mid the state's prisoners w ill I om soldiers If nee- essary. Warden Fontoii has decided on military drill for prartlrolly nil the convicts as soon s kIiiiiii wooden gun fun Is? made. 1'rlsnn Herretnry O'Con. nell, a member of the First Nebraska reKlmeiit In tho HpauUh -American War. will lie drllliiuieter In chief. Should the war with i.crimuiy rem u Hiieh a Htuife as to become a drain on the clilzens of the country Warden Kenton believes the jumper pilxou In mate limy be culled to the front. says he in adopting the military drill a one of ptcpiirciliifsx. The warden will himself take the ti mIii ItiK Willi bis chnr-.'1'H, and If the convicts are summoned to war ho will offer his services. He Is (sipuhir with the men, nod they say they would want do better lender. Many have expressed their eaifcriess to enlist- three o,utr ters of t !u in the pilwiii authorities say. There Bre alioiit twenty former soldiers mid sailors In the prison, and thee aie expected to set hi ulds to Hf ret a ry ' 'oimell In tenchlnir the war (fame. Tlie warden hiiys be will sco to It that the men lin k nothing In know Icdk'e. He has Issued s call to the three cooks In the prlion that they show tliclr patriotism by complying with th request of 'resident Wilson with re Jiect to wasting of fiKsls. The Jietil teiitlsry farm Is to be enlarged materially. LETTER FROM CO. L Clackamas, Jan. 17 Company L marched in the parade at the Hose Festival yesterday. All those having a clean record have a day off to see the festival. Armin Young, Ernest Smith, Harry Stalnaker, Neal Buchanan and Hoy Whitesker were Inde pendence visitors Sunday. All those caught leaving without a permit are now in the guard house. They' will have their trial soon, so it pays to obey orders. Charley Atwater of Airlie has a shoemaker's shop here. Busi ness is fine, he says. R. W. ROUND-UP ON Independence's first round-up is on with a large crowd present. The cowboy, including several cowgirls, and the baby and doll parade was the feature this morning. It was very pretty. Mrs. Whitehead and Mrs. Glen Newton received first and second prizes for their kiddies and daughters of Mrs, L. W. Wann and Mrs. Chas. Kurre were like wise favored in the doll division. This afternoon the cowboy stunts take place at the fair grounds. The Independence band is play ing continually and is receiving much praise for its work. Tomorrow morning at ten o'clock there will be another big parade and in tbe afternoon more stunts by the cowboys and cow-Kirla. The Monmouth Herald and Dallas Observer (last week kicked the Independence dog around.