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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
Real Power Behind the Throne
YOUR GRANDFATHER WAS A
YOUNGSTER, WHEN PEYTON
GRAVELY MADE THE FIRST f
PLUG OF TOBACCO THAT I
AN IMDfcl'K.NDUNT NEWSl'AI'LK
LL GRAVELY 'S
EVER WAS MADE.
J t' CELEBRATED
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING . , r,,. .
BACK OF A REPUTATION THAT Chewing PlUS
J I LIVES AND LASTS UKE THAT.f BEPORETHE INVEN
ruDlished Weekly at Independence, Polk County
Oregon, on Friday.
OF O'JR PATENT AlB-PPOOF POUCH
GPAVELY PLUS TOBACCO
MADE STPICTW FOP ITS CMEWINO QUALITY
WOULD NOT KEEP FPESH IN THIS SECTION.
NOW THE PATENT POUCH KEEPS IT
' FPESH AND CLEAN AND GOOD
A LITTLE CHEW OF GRAVELY IS ENOUGH
AND LASTS LONGER THAN A BIS CHEW
OF ORDINARY PLUO.
J?S3.9ravelv3i0accoCa OumiLVn. ntfW-"
inicrca as second cum Mutter August 1, 1912 at the fot Office at Inde
FINAL IN ALL DECISIONS.
iiciKlcace, fulk Count)', Oregon, Under the Act of Mann 3, 1879.
In th. Qrt Questions In Forefront of
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
Gorman Policios In Rocont Month,
Prophocioi In Informed Circle Wore
Accompanied by the Remark That
"Ludendorff Is For It"
Suo8CripUon Rates: One Year $1.50 Strictly In Advance
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Independence, Oregon, Friday, August 10, 1917
A man was complaining' the other day about the
many mistakes appearing" in a certain newspaper.
Omitting" a few papers that are a comedy of errors
for the reason that the editors are not competent
and are as much out of place as a blacksmith
j ? i ..t . i r
practicing law, me greater numoer oi papers are
as accurate as could be expected; it is a wonder
there are not more mistakes in them. The news
columns of a paper cannot be entirely free from
error. The editor and reporters receive their in
formation first hand from the people and they
have found that a number of people! cannot be de
pended upon to truthfully impart the information
that the newspapers want. Some in telling a
"story" to a newspaper man omit important parts,
others exaggerate and a few falsify. It may be
done consciously or unconsciously and with or
without purpose. A competent editor considers it
his duty and does his best to make his paper as
reliable as possible, but if he falls down occasion
ally in most cases it is not his fault. Typographi
cal errors are charged to the proofreader and not
to the editor, except in those few cases where un
fortunately for the newspaper and community, the
editor is incompetent, but greatly to the credit of
most communities such eye sores" are not long
tolerated. Most newspaper men are tair; they
will gladly correct any false or misleading state-
meuts that inadvertently appear". Typographical
errors are corrected if the correction will benefit
anyone, tho sometimes a correction makes matters
worse. The Williamsville, N. I)., Item recently
contained this statement:
We wish to apologize to Mrs. Orlando
Overlook. In our paper last week we
had as a heading, "Mrs. Overlook's Big
Feet." The word we should have used
is a French word, pronounced the, same
way, but spelled tete. It means a cele
bration and is considered a very tony
Mrs. Overlook was no doubt more humiliated
by the correction than she was by the original.
While everybody makes mistakes and errors, the
good newspaper man makes the least number of
them in proportion to the opportunity. He not
only has to look out for his own but those of
lieneva, Switzerland Oermany ha
a real "boss" In General Ton Luden
dorff. flrt qtiartennantpr Keneral. The
hand of Field Marxhal von Illnden-
turg ehlef of (ttaff and truMed col
league la felt now not only in his strat
egic determinations and direction of
the armies of the centra) powers, tot
roaches out Into Germany's whole eco
nomic and aooial life.
All the threads not only of military
control, hut also of civil administra
tion, food dixtrlliutlon, indUHtry, agrt-
eultuie anil Anally even of German for
eign relations, all of which are now
a u horcl in a ted to military requirements.
now rim ultimately to the chateau at
the Filcaian country seat of the Prince
of I'lc.", where General von Luden
dorff Nils with the Kreat Field Marshal
run llimlciihuru: at imperial headqiiar
ters. Wheie a purely military decision
in iu iiK'Htlou Von llludenlnirit's name
LOOK AT THE GOOD WORK
BILL POSTERS BILLBOARDS
t - ;
Ty: .' t: . -
MAY CONVERT AUTO
PLANTS TO AIRCRAFT
Qevarnmant Call Upon Manufacturers
It Thought Likely.
Detroit. Owners of automohilea, par-
tlcularly those who liue heeu accus
tomed to discard their curs solely be
cause newer nioilels have hcen placed
upon the innrket, will do well to give
the highest degree of care to the cars
tbey now own.
Brigadier General ieorxe O. Squler
went to Detroit, and it ia understood
that the purpose of his islt was to
confer with the m.uiulai-tiiicrs of au
tomobiles in roKiirU to obtuining their
co-operation iu the manufacture of
There are lew fai t'.ries in the Unit
ed States tli.it liiau.iiu. ture aeroplanes,
and each of the.se factories makes a
different type of craft. The aggregate
capacity of these factories is wholly
inadequate to meet the demands of the
program of the aircraft production
board, and It is therefore inevitable
that the manufacturers of machinery
which can he used as now made or
whose plants can Jie adapted most
readily to making parts for aeroplanes
will he requested to give precedence
to the manufacture of parts suitable
FRUIT f-Cfi C3LDi:'i.,i.
UiCNKKAI. ON I l'liKMK)HKr.
An extract from a letter received by the Monitor
makes the following comment concerning1 the
political upheaval in North Dakota:
uTbe Republican and Democratic party
machinery was unfriendly. And so the
farmers organized, and they were in dead
earnest about it. They now make their
own legislative plans, and they nominate
candidates whom they believe will work
true to their plans and when election
day arrives the farmers do not allow any
corporation hypnotizers to bamboozle
them. They stick like brothers to their
own candidates, and elect them, too.
Three weeks agx, the farmers elected
their first congressman to fill a vacancy.
A 7,(XX) Republican majority melted
away and Democratic majorities in Demo
cratic counties were wiped out.'
What has happened in North Dakota may
happen in Oregon. The farmers are strong
enough to do in Oregon what the farmers are do
ing in North Dakota.
Is Usually riled as tile determinant au
thority, hut in nil oilier nil . it "estions
III the forefront of (icrinan policy in re
cent months, sin h Ui the Introduction
of universal auviliary htlmr service, the
conversion o' lieunan Industry to an
absolute war basis, the transfer of Ilel-
Kian workmen to i ierman.v, the tight
ening of the food distribution regula
tions and finally unrestricted suhma
rlne war, Hi . prophecies of coming de
cInIous In Informed circles were, almost
invariably accompanied by the self ex
plana tory remark, "Ludendorff 1st da
fuer" (I.iidrmlortT is for it).
If a new customs tariff were to he
Introduced tor IVIand and If regula
tions for the tobacco trade were to 1
promulgated the decision thereon nltl
mutely rested with Ceneral von Ludcn
Uorflf. New municipal regulations for
towns In occupied districts emanated
from the civil adiulnist ration bureau
attached to the "over command In the
east." The ivpresenlath e of American
Jewish societies w ho came to (Jertnuuv
to arrangrt an opening of comtuunlca
tlon bvtweeii Polish Jews and relatives
In America niiiI for the scmllng of re
lief funds conferred with Cclieral von
I.udeiidorff before the plans were ap
When Field Mnislml ton iimdruhurg
was appointed to the general command
of (Jermany's entlie military strength
l.eneral von l.iidcudorff extendetl not
only tho scoH of his military responsl
olllnes. hut also ,1ns control of those
factors of general life which under the
present war conditions are almost as
luiportunt to military success as the
actual direction of armies - food pro
duction and distribution, manufacture.
trniisxrtatlou ami other social and in
dustrial factors Ills first declsi. u was
to remedy as far as possible the error
of tleneral von l aikenhayn, former
chief of the general staff, who had at
tempted to tlx the figure for the maxi
mum consumption of munitions and
had sa lly underestimated the required
amotu!-, Cetn ial von I.udcmlortTa d
tcnnlimtion was to prodne not the
amount of guns and munitions which
eipcifs mljjit cahulate as necessary,
but the maximum amount of which
Ceriuatiy ' lndu-n ies were apabie. and
he suU:ilinted e en thing else to this
The war will end when
the IS is taken out of
T Crop In 0n Ytr.
Danville, IU.-W W. Hike, a farmer,
has an unusual meth.si of raising h
tatoes. sod It Is t.elng watched with a
a-reat dc.il of interest hv his neighbors
Some time s-.m lactisl the potatoes
In ludlviduat lsie in a hothouse, aud
a few days ago he transplanted them
to th garden lie now has taUs
two months ahead of any In the vicini
ty Mr Kile saw r the !t!, prwe
a Kve he j l.-i another crp of,
potatoes on the same groutid. the last!
crop to tse stored for lh Uatr. '
Colorado Woman Gives Whola Crop to
the T roopa.
Denver Mrs. John McDonongh has
given to the YVomuns State auxiliary
or tue national guard a ten acre tract
of land on which are growing plums,
cherries, peaches and apples. In order
that the boys of the militia may have
their fill of fruit as fast as It ripens.
netaiis will he sent to pick the fruit.
Whatever fruit is left will be canned
and preserved for distribution among
the soldiers later.
Mrs. McDonough has opened a large
kitchen to a committee, where all fruit
not consumed from the m-es will be
People seeking rest
will find team at
and quiet recreation
Good hotels, cottages and tents provide
plessant abiding places for summer
Surf bathing, boating, fishing and
Week End Fares
Are on sale Saturdays
limited for return on the
Season tickets on sale daily.
Ask your local agent for tickets and descriptive booklet
JOHN M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agent
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