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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 19 18
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
The soothing tones of ukulele heard .
Makes the cup of ioy complete,
Some pretty girl is playing it
At home and on the street;
And no more the Isis music's canned,
Artistic is the keying,
And it's the stuff,
Soft, not rough, '
When pictures we are seeing.
The other night the picture was
A poor girl and her lover,
Though he was worth sixty umpty cents,
He didn't feel above her;
They were happy, too, it seems
For six months after wedding
And didn't fight
Or prowl at night,
They kept their love from spreading.
"It reminds me yery much,"
We quote these words from Sadie,
"Of a charming friend of mine
Who is a married lady;
Her hubby says he swore off cards
And his example broke her,
But every night,
It's a fright;
He hunts a game of poker."
"Men are such lovely brutes,
When they act as lovers,
But when the honeymoon's wore off,
They even swipe the covers;"
What Sadie says may all be true,
We're loath to unmask her,
At an early date,
We're sure she'd mate
If Lee would only ask her.
GREAT WAR FILM AT ISIS TUESDAY
To fully realize juct what this war
means Independence citizens will hav
chance in a thousand at the Isis Tues
a.ij night, Jan. 29 to see the pictures,
i' jrmalty sanctioned by the authorities
ef Ottawa. No screen production has
reached this city which follows the
Canadians all the way through as this
one does from the departure of the
t arly battalions from Vancouver right
across the continent and the Atlantic,
ihru the training camps and right into
ilie trenches, leaving them only when
i he sick and wounded arrive noma
.gain; and no story has been told with
vith half as many stirring words as
that of Private W. E. Collinge, the
young westerner, who went thru the
buttles of "fettubert" and "Plug
Street" where he first encountered the
German gas. It was at "Plug Street"
that Collinge lost his right arm.
The marvel of the screen is the chart
tfoing into details of the battle of
Ypres. This gives the first, second
and third brigades of the first Canadian
division, holding the line in the center,
with the British to the south and the
French to the north The denlly gas
sends back the soldiers of France so
relentlessly that the gap in the line I
allows the Germans to rush in inj
overwhelming numbers. Reinforce- j
inents are tut off and regiment by i
regiment the fighting Canadians are !
n.owed down, the Montreal units dying
to the last man fighting at St. Juiien
alter being separated from the main
body. No clearer or more lasting im- j
j Tension of this famous battle of Ust !
April has so far been had. The ant:i- j
haation of the brigades becomes so
stirring that the feelings of the audi- j
?uce is worked to high pitch. This .
portion of the picture alone is more I
ihan worth a visit to the theatre.
No leas stirring is the tale of Pte.
t'ollinge himself. He recalls the first
f eilings all soldiers have in entering
attle f jr the first time, later giving
v ay to the fascination all have to fight
o the finish, to take chances, to run
and take the enemy by bayonet or
imb In preference to long waits in the
Gas Helmet Worn by Canadians.
trenches. His arm carre off during an
attack on a German trench. He was
one of the party of bombers sent out
to get a number of prisoners. Twelve
prisoners were taken by the party,
who had then completed their mission;
they were then ordered to retire, and
it was on this retirement that Pte.
Colinge was wounded.
Natural Humor gives Pte. Gdinfce'i
story a natural finish. He keeps his
audience from over-emphasis on the
st nous characteristic s of war, but at
the same time does not fail to make
ore realize the unending tribute all
Canadians should pay to those who
went early in the day and stood tt
brunt of the battle when oddc wire
many to one.
AH subjects of the German
government, males over 14 years
of ae, are required to register
between Feb. 4 and 9. Failure
to do bo will result in punishment
All postoffices will be registra
SWOPE NOT CANDIDATE
It it reported in Dallas that B
F. Swope will be a candidate for
county judge in the coming Re
publican primaries. When the
matter was called to Mr. Swope's
attention this morning he was
greatly surprised and could not
surmise why such a report was
started for he kas no intention of
becoming a candidate for this
Mr. Swope at one time served
as judge in Lincoln county and
made a record fur economy and
South Polk county will prob
ably not have a candidate for
judge on the Republican ticket
but may insist upon having the
commissioner to which it is en
titled. In Democratic circles a
number have been mentioned for
both judge and commissioner.
The Civic Club is again launch
ed into a purely patriotic move
ment. Arrangements have been
completed for a large military
whist party for the benefit of the
Oregon Soldiers' Hospital fund
and the Scholarship Loan fund.
Besides the excitement and en
tertainment furnished by a Mili
tary Whist party, a musical pro
gram will be furnished. The
committee will make the event
as socially pleasant as possible,
and at the same time give every
one an opportunity to help "our
boys" hospital fund, also the
scholarship loan fund, which is a
most admirable cause.
Invitations have been posted
and those who do not care to play
cards and would enjoy an even-
ng with their neighbors will be
most welcome. Ihe committee
extends an invitation to all who
care to come. You will be heart
The annual meeting of the
Monmouth Creamery stockhold
ers was held last Saturday and
the following officers elected:.
Frank Laughary, president; Ed
Rodgers and T. H. Gentle, di
rectors for three years: II. D.
IlifF and G. G. Hewitt, directors
for two years; Jacob Smith and
vv. A. Wood, directors tor one
A summary of last year's busi
ness shows that $78,000 was paid
out for butter fat and $89,000
received for butter and $18,000
was expended for improvements.
A dividend of eight per cent was
"L" NOT IN FRANCE.
While the prevailing opinion
seems to be that Company L is
m Fraace, authentic reports in
dicate the contrary. A letter
from one of the boys received
yesterday gives the location of
the company. The letter also
states that the boys are all well.
CHANCE FOR LOGANBERRY JUICE PLANT
Giles, Salem Loganberry juice
manufacturers have agreed to
contract for 600 or more acres of
Loganberriei at a good price in
the vicinity of Independence.
Furthermore, they will erect a
juice plant if at least 500 acres
can be secured.
A meeting will be held in the
Isis theatre Tuesday afternoon
to bost the project and all in
terested ure requested to be
A LETTER FROM FRANCE
BIG COMMUNITY SING.
At the Methodist church next
Sunday eveninpr, after the regu
lar service, there will be a com
munity sing, to which the public
is most cordially invited. The
good old-fashioned songs will be
sung. L very body come. You
There will also be special music
both morning and evening. At
the morning service Mrs. Yarnes
will sing "My Task." At the
evening service Miss Laura Baker
will sing "A Vision."
The second year Domestic Sci
ence class entertained their mo
thers at the High school with a
one o'clock luncheon on Thurs
day of this week. Five girls
constitute this class and they cer
tainly demonstrated their ability
in the art of cooking and serving
to the entire satisfaction of the
'fond mothers." Miss Rigdon,
Domestic Science aud Art teach
er, is a charming girl, and has
one excellent work. Other
uncheens and dinners are to be
served by these same girls.
The Civic League held a short
session at the home of the presi
dent. Mrs. K. C. Eldridge, last
Tuesday afternoon. After busi
ness matters were disposed of,
Mrs. Eldridge served tea and
wafers to the gathering and a
social that was enjoyed over the
Somewhere in France.
Dear M rs. So h e n c k :
1 received your Xma box and
certainly thank you and the kind
friends who sent it to me. I
received it at the signal station,
and your wonderful letter cheer
ed all the boys to whom I read
it I gave most of the cigarettes
away as I do not smoke very
often and the boys to whom I
gave them are going to write to
you and to Miss Eleanor.
I have been in France for six
months now and have not met
any of the Toledo boys, altho I
know that some of them are over
here. My brother Raymond is
in France with the Aviation
Corps but I cannot locate him.
We are all doing our best to
beat Germany and I am sure we
will do it. But there is not much
to write as I can not, and would
not, if I could, refer to any mili
tary affairs. So I will close,
thanking you for the presents,
and most of all for that breezy,
cheerful letter. May I not re
ceive another one soon? From
one of your many Soldier Boys,
11. M. Dickson.
Tnis box left Toledo, Oregon,
Nov. 4, 1917, and reached France
the First of December.
The Pythian Sisters had one of
their good times last night, the
feature extraordinary being a
trio by J. VV. Richardson, J. B.
Hiltibrand and E. N. Johnson,
witn Verd Hill at the piano.
i h is number was so good that
kind hearted sisters opened the
windows so that the outside
world might enjoy it also. Solos
by Miss Gladys Irvine and Mrs.
J. W. Richardson were other
musical treats. Popcorn and ap
ples were served to the hungry.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Mattison en
tertained the Kill Kare Klub ir
a most delightful session last Fri
day evening. Tables were ar
ranged for whist and after the
score cards were filled Mrs. Mat
tison served a most delicious
AUTO WINS PLAY.
After enjoying a repast at The
Beaver, the Autowins were en
tertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. K. C. Eldridge last Thurs
day evening. The Eldridge hos
pitality always insures an excep
tional good time to a gathering.
The evening was passed with
"500." Cabinet music added
much enjoyment to tne game.
The following road supervisors
have been appointed by the coun
ty court: District 5, Ed Milly;
District 8, Jos. Tetherow; Dis
trict 9, J. N. Jones; District 11,
Rex Womer; District 16, John
The ferry again is in operation
after a vacation of several weeks.
One Night Only, Tuesday, Jan. 29
By Special Permit of Canadian Government
LIEUT. A. J. DWYER
offers 6000 feet Canadian Government War Film.
CANADA'S FIGHTING FORCES
The Greatest War Film Ever Made. 3 Operators
Killed in Securing these Films.
Battle of Jutland
Battle of Somme
Battle of Ypres
Battle In Clouds
Zepplln In a Raid
Saa Dogs ef England
Every Man, Woman and Child Should See II
And the One Armed Hero of Festubert and Ypreu
Battles; Bomb Thrower in the Famous
7th Battalion Canadians
Pvte. W. E. COLLINQE
Will Tell In Person A Gripping Story
of Life in the Trenches as one of the "Suicide Club"
FINISHED TRAINING, THEY'RE OFF TO SHIPS
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After three nioiitlm' lirelliuinarj training at Hie r-uii
luii'i.v u naval training tailim 1,(hi ainr l have btva
h!;..eJ u eastern bolutM to Im HjknkI ou warnlil. Our nlcture how a few bolng taki'ii tu tin- mainland ubourd a