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"THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS"
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
Give your dollar to the good Red Cross
And let it yonder roam
Out to seek a wounded boy
And start him this way home;
Any boy for country's sake,
Who the battle's terror 's braving,
Ought to be
To you and me,
Worth our all in saving.
So drop your dollar in the hat
And several others with it,
Count out all that you may spare
And very happy give it;
You've heard, no doubt, of hell man's hell,
Well, war is much more rougher,
And it's up to you
To do your due
For those who bleed and suffer.
New Commander In Chief
Of the Russian Armies
General Alexis Hrnsllc.fT. who was
recently appointed commaiuler in chief
of the armies of Iliissin, lisis been In
command of the army on the south
western front I!e succeeds General
Michael V. AlexiclT.
General AlexlefT was appointed com
mander In chief on April 15, soon after
the retirement of Grand Dn!;e Nkuolus.
At tbe outset of the war General
Bruslloff was a corps commander un
der General Ruzsky, who In turn wa.4
the right hand commander of the Grand
Photo bj American rrwa Association.
sexual uiiu atcsiiArr.
Duka Nlcbnl (Wl Rmrflnff ear-
ly alHtlUKUlMhed blmxelf by the rupture
of Ilallcx In September, 191-i, whk b led
directly to the buttle of Raws. Uuska
and tbe fall of Leather;.
In the spring of llilti he succeeded
General IvuimfT as commander of the
southern group of liussluu armies and
on June 4 that year lic-gaii his great
lie broke tbe Austro-Gei man line in
a score of places alonn a front of more
than 200 miles, rolled it back a distance
of from fifty to a hundred miles, cap
tured tbe cities of Lutsk, Dubno, Uro
dy, Ciernowitz. Kolomea. Staulsluu and
many others; overran the entire proy
Ince of Bukowina mid captured up
ward of 350,000 prisi in rs, hundreds of
guns and vast supplies of war material.
FARM HANDS GET $45
A MONTH, WITH BOARD
That's In South Dakota, Whin Bump
er Crops Art Trodictod.
Sioux Kails, S. iJ.-IW-caiise of a
shortage of farm hand It baa become
necessary In many pails of South Ia
kota for the women und boys of the
households and even the girls to work
In the fields. So the furmers and their
wives ami children are bard at work
putting in what Is believed to be tbe
greatest acreage of spring wheat In tbe
history of the Ntote.
With the proKje-t that price for
foodstuffs will continue bih during
tbe war the farmers have dwlded to in.
crease their crop a.rntce. With a fa
vorable season South l'akota will pro.
duce this year the greatcxt crop of
foodstuffs In its history. The residents
of towns are preparing to have larger
vegetable gardens than ever before, bo
there Is every indication that tha state
will make a new record in crop pro
ductlon this year.
Farm hands ready for w ork demand
from KS5 to H" a month imd lrd,
and in many Instances the fanners pay
these prlies. Only a few year ago
good farm bands could l had from
12 to fy a month and hoard, and
those w ho re-rived the higher figure
were the en vie J of t; it fellows.
Harvey A. Wright of Newberg
was unanimously elected prin
cipal of the Independence High
School by the school board Mon
day. Mr. Wright was present
and accepted the place. E. L.
Dunkelberger of Dallas, who was
elected last week declined the
Mr. Wright is well qualified
for the position. He has taught
in Newberg and in several places
in the east, in high schools ex
THE ROUND UP
The Round-Up wound up Satur
Irtnv nio-hr in a revel of inv. The
attendance of Friday was doubled
on Saturday, and everybody
acted as if he, she or the baby
was having a good time. Then,
too, the event was a financial
success the receipts exceeding
Saturday morning the parade
featured and a doien pretty
floats and decorated automobiles
were entered. Prizes were to
the Honor Guard for having the
prettiest float and to Miss Flor
ence Burton for the prettiest
decorated automobile. George
and Martha Washington rode
with Miss Burton.
The Monitor always leads.
Next Sunday, June 24th, will
be the two hundredth anniver
sary of the instituting of Modern
Free Masonry, and the occasion
will be observed by the local
Masonic lodge. The lodge will
attend Calvary Presbyterian
church on Sunday night, when
Dr. Dunsmore will deliver an
appropriate address. There will
be special music prepared for the
service, with solos by some of
the most popular singers. The
public are cordially invited to this
service, which will commence at
TWO THOUSAND FIRST
DAY IN REDCROSSDRI VE
Result of First Afternoon's
Canvas In Independence
H. Hirsehberg, Independence Na
K. C. Eldridge.
Farmers State Bank, J. R. Cooper
& Sons, Conkey & Walker, Lyceum
J. M. Walker.
Moore & Walker, Johnson & Collins,
Calbreath & Jones.
C. F. Cropp, 0. A. Kreamer, Dick
son Bros., Sloper Bros. & Cockle.
H. L. Fitchard, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Duganne, J. D. Hibbt & Co.. F. G.
Hewett, L. L. Hewitt, Moss Walker,
Craven & Walker, M. C. Williams,
Craven & Huff. F. N. Stump. 0. D.
Maey. C. W.
There has been so much talk
relative to the rules governing
the conduct of students at the
Normal that it is well to publish
the one that has been so much
"No student shall ride or drive
unless accompanied by a diaper
on, approved by the Dean of
Women. No young lady shall
receive calls from gentlemen ex
cept on Friday, Saturday or Sun
day. No student may leave
town without the consent of the
Dean of Women; Independence
DEAN WALKER WINS
Dean H. Walker was unanim
ously elected as a member of the
school board Monday night. K.
C. Kldridge was nominated but
refused to permit his name to be
used. Mrs. Grace Swope was
unanimously re-elected clerk. A
vote of thanks was tendered the
retiring director, E. E. Paddock,
for his efficient and economical
service. Over one hundred at
tended the meeting.
BAPTISTS DO WELL
The city has been full of Bap
tists this week attending the
annual convention. Visitors
claim that the program is one of
the best ones in years and much
credit is given Rev. W. S. Stew-
art, the committee on program,
for the No. 1 talent he secured
for the occasion. The visitors
also speak very highly of the
Independence hospitality and the
entire week has been one of
pleasure as well as instructive
Mr. and Mrs
B. E. Smith.
Camp Fire Girls.
Mrs. Paul Bicktey. Wm. Brown,
II. C. Dunsmore, R. W. Baker, W. H.
Riggs, Hanna Broa., Independence
Meat Co., Dee Taylor, H. B. Fletcher,
Mrs. H. B. Fletcher, Independence
E. E. Hewitt.
John Dickinson, B. F. Swope, P. M.
Kirkland, Mrs. Hattie Henkle, A.
Qoasdorf. Mrs. John Hiltebrand,
Father Fomet, H. S. Wood, T. D.
Yarnes, Wm. Seaman, Emerson
Groves, W. S. Kurre, Fletcher & Bar-
rick, Wm. Quartier, D. D. Good, W.
Allin, Clyde Ecker, R. R. DeAr-
mond, M, J. Kreutch, Mr. and Mrs.
a. Collins, Smith & Smith, Gladya
Irvine, Eddy & Carbray, L. E. Bar
rick, Mrs. H. L. Fitchard.
Fred Young, J, McLeod.
Mrs. E. N. Johnson, Mrs. Clyde
Ecker, Wm. Addison, E. J. Fowler,
C. B. Smith, L, D. Wyland, Crosby
Dalton, Mrs. M. O. Fluke.
Lester Neil, W. Manning, A. M.
Bingman, Frank Whiteaker, Mrs. W.
E. Craven, S. B. Irvine, Mra. Alice
Parks, Mrs. A. C. Moore, F. W.
Patterson, Joe Oberson, R. F. Coffey,
Jas. Oberson, Ella Robinson, L. J.
Clements, John Bramberg, L. A.
Sawyer, Misa Jewell, M. Goldman,
H. M. Edgar, C. W. Pease.
Ora Clark, Mrs. J. J. Fenton, Chas.
Smith, Mias Leitch, Irma Withers,
Markey, Ed Wunder, A. J. Tupper,
Chas. Williams, W. S. Grant, W. J.
Clark, 0. Floyd, L. C. Fitzgerald, Ben
Johnson, J. L. Coquillet.e, I. W.
Dickinson, L. A. Phillips, W. E. Dun-
gan, Geo. Graves, Henry Oberson,
Frank Miller, J. H. Becker, J. S.
Byrd. Fred Oberson, Lucy Smith,
Mrs. E E. Cook, Mra. Mary Purdcn,
W. W. Huntley, Mrs. Pula, Mary
Ball, Mrs. Kingsley, J. B. Scrafford,
Mrs. F. M. Kallon, Mrs, McKinney,
Mrs. Locke, J. M. Virgin, G. W.
Girard, I. Clsggett, Mis. 1. Baun,
F. C. Stephens, C. W. Butler, Mrs.
Wm. McDonald, Henry Mott, L Da
mon, 0. W. Dewitt, Mrs, L. Saunders,
H. C Stratton, G. E. Plessinger, Mra.
J. B Grider, Mrs. Ed Dunkel, Mrs.
B. Fergerson, Andy Wilson, T. J.
Osborne, Mrs. 0. E. Martin.
Mrs. Geo. Huntley, C. T. Bascoe,
Mrs. E. L. Townsend, Mrs. Fitzgerald,
Mrs. Chas. Kurre, Mrs. Lottie Mc
intosh, J. R. Collins. Mrs. Tom Hart
Mrs. Fred Keece, Mrs. W. S. Kurre.
Total J 1 450.67
The names of other contribu
tors will be published next week.
Independence, Monmouth, Airlie, SuveV, Buena
Vista, Parker and Greenwood raised two thousand
of South Polk's four thousand on the first day of
the big Red Cross "drive". All hands are still
working and it is generally expected that more
ithan the four thousand will be subscribed.
It will not go down in the records that Inde
pendence and its sister towns of South Polk failed
to meet the test.
lo an tnose citizens ootn men ana women
who have laid aside business and other pressing
duties to devote their time to this "drive", we
owe a debt of gratitude. We cau not name them
lest we inadvertently omit one. Most of them
will never be called upon to defend their country
on the field ot battle, but they fought and fought
well that the boys who do have to face the shell
and shot of the enemy may have the attention
and care due them if a foe's bullet pierces the
flesh or disease attacks.
Twenty-four hours behind the men's drive
comes the campaign of the ladies. Under the
able leadership of Airs. K. C. Kid ridge they will
be everywhere until the campaign is over. By
arrangement with the Monitor, they are able to
give a dollar's worth of value for every dollar re
ceived. They are out to get the money and no
one doubts for a moment but what they will do it.
Saturday night brings the jitney dance and
everybody is going to keep step to the Red Cross
music. If on or both of your limbs are rheu
matic or has conscientious objections to that kind
of exercise, still there is a way to do your bit.
Seek the cashier at the jitney frolic, drop apiecce
of money into the till and then go home rejoicing.
RED CROSS AUXILIARY MEETS
A rousing meeting of the Inde
pendence Auxiliary of American
Red Cross was held last night.
There were forty members pres
ent and each one ready to do his
"bit". The ladies are lined up
work ins; the town today while
the men work the country.
Mrs. Duganne reported from
the Supply Department that 180
bandages had been finished and
taken to headquarters. Material
to make hospital caps and slings
has been secured and work will
be started on them next Tuesday.
Rooms in the Odd Fellows build
ing on C street has been secured
for a sewing place and three
machines donated for the work.
All ladies interested in the sew
ing department are requested to
be present next Tuesday after
noon. F. E. Iiodenheimer has gener
ously offered the proceeds of his
ice cream business tomorrow to
the Red Cross. Mrs. Carbray
and the Camp Fire Girls will be
Mrs. J. S. Cooper and Mrs.
0. D. Butler were added to the
committee on supplies. Mrs.
Merwin, Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs.
Henkle were appointed to secure
a permanent meeting place.
MiBses Florence Gebo, Vivian
Whiteaker, Lavilla Cooper, Vale
Hiltebrand and Mrs. R. C. Clark
were appointed as a committee
Mrs. R. C. Clark chairman of
the Red Croes at Twin Falls,
Idaho, gave an inspirational talk
about the Red Cross work her
Auxiliary has done.
J he next meeting will be held
Thursday two weeks.
MR. HOOVER ASKS ASSISTANCE
Washington, D. C, June 16.
Mr. Clyde T. Ecker, Editor, In
dependence, Ore. Dear Sir: I
write to ask your special co-operation
in an important phase of
the work of conserving food for
ourselves and our Allies. The
plan I now have in mind is de
signed primarily to reach the
church people and the women,
but with the help of the press it
can be made to cover the whole
Under the date of June 18
there will be mailed to every
minister whose name I can se
cure a personal letter over my
signature asking him to preach
upon the subject of Food Con
servation on Sunday, July first.
In the same letter, I shall ex
press the hope that this day will
become known as "Food Saving
Day," and that it may be made
the purpose and motto of every
household in America to Save the
Waste and Win the War.
I should be especially grateful
if your influence and that of your
paper could be used to enlist
civic, fraternal, patriotic, and
other organizations in the effort
to make Food Saving Day really
effective in conserving the food
supply for us and our Allies,
and in reducing the cost of living
to our own people.