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Mrs. York and son of Cambridge,
Idaho, arrived on Thursday night
to be at the bedside of her mother,
Mrs.W. M. Moe, who is very low.
It is hoped by her many friends
that f-lie will soon be around
The party given by Marian and
ivrry Wells on Thursday night to
the young folks of the M. E. church
was quite a success and a good
time enjoyed by all present.
There will be a social given as a
benefit for the Red Cross society
and the Ladies Club on February
22. Every body is invited and a
good crowd is expected. Please
remember the date.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Chown and son
Ernest, spent Sunday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lichty.
Mr. and Mrs. Lichty and Lillie
Hall combined business with pleas
ure in Albany Friday,
Major and Mrs. Rose of Wigrich
visited relatives at Buena Vista on
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plant of
Wigrich were week end visitors at
Miss Opal Hewitt of Indepen
dence, was a wek end visitor with
Mis Alma Wells.
There wil be a lecture at the M E.
church on Sunday night, Feb. 3, by
a gentleman from the trenches,
come all, and hear him talk.
Mrs. W. S. McClain and son ar
rived home from the Corvallis
hospital on Friday.
WILLAMETTE CHAPTER OF THE
Talk about war work in Oregon!
Have you any idea of how the
women of the Red Cross have been
working? Their busy, loving fing
ers have prepared ?2,(KR) finished ar
ticles, in just two of the outsido
counties of Oregon. Those counties
are Marion and Polk, embraced
within the jurisdiction of "Willam
ette Chapter" of the American Red
Cross, with headquarters in Salem.
The bulk of their merciful work
represents hospital garments, such
as pajamas, bed shirts, knitted
socks and 20.0H0 gauze surgical
dressings. The outlay of Willam
ette Chapter is over Jjli.MK) a month
for materials quite a big business
and there is only one paid employe,
an exceedingly intelligent and pa
triotic stenographer who does as
neat work on her machine as do the
volunteer women with their shining
need 1 es. O re go n Vo t e r.
Sick Wlfa's Story
The following has surprised Inde
pendence: A business man's wife suf
fered from dyspepsia and constipation
for years. Although she dieted she
was so bloated her clothes would not
fit. ONE SPOONFUL buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka
relieved her INSTANTLY. Because
Adler-i-ka empties BOTH large an
small intestine it relieves ANY CASE
constipation, sour stomach or gas and
prevents appendicitis. It has QUICK
EST action of anything we ever sold.
Williams Drug Company,
There is more Catarrh In this section
of th oountry than all other disease
put together, and for years It was sud
posed to be Incurable. Doctors pre
scribed local remedies, and by constant
ly failing to cure with local treatment,
pronounced It Incurable. Catarrh Is a
iocal disease, (trreatly Influenced by con
stitutional conditions and therefore re
quires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is av consti
tutional remedy. Is taken Internally
and acts thru the Blood on the Mucous
Surfaces of the System. One Hundred
Dollars reward Is offered for any case
that Hall's Catarrh Cure fails to cure.
Send for circulars and testimonials.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
Bold by Druggists. Tic.
Halt's Family l'ills for constipation.
BRUCE WAS NOT DEAD,
IT WAS ONLY HIS DOG
Dallas, Or. A postcard from a
girl friend to another young wo
man in this city, bearing the brief
message, "Bruce was killed Sun
day by a train," brought sadness to
the many friends of Bruce Wheel
er, a former Dallas high schol boy,
who enlisted in the Third Oregon
last spring and went with that or
ganization into foreign lands a few
Plans were being made for mem
orial services for the young soldier
and a gold star was ordered to be
placed in the school's service flag.
Inquiry as to the particulars of the
young man's death brought the in
formation that the "Bruce" that had
been killed was a pet dog, which the
young woman had named for her
soldier sweetheart. -Journal.
NEWS DISCOVERS "SOME"
HOG IN CITY OF PORTLAND"
The News congratulates a crrtain
prominent member of the Chamber
of Commerce who ate nine slices
of white bread at lunch in the.
Chamber of Commerce a few days
ago. He's a fine patriot. Also he
is a hog. Portland News.
REGULATIONS FOR THE
SALE OF WHEAT PRODUCTS
Dealers selling to consumers must
sell one pound of a substitute with
every three pounds of wheat flour
sold. For instance, to sell a 49
pound sack of wheat flour a deal
er must in the same purchase sell
17 pounds of one or more of the
substitutes listed below. With ev
ery 24 pound purchase of wheat
flour must go a purchase of eight
pounds of a substitute, etc.
Substitutes are as follows: Bar
ley flour, buckwheat flour, and
rice Hour, corn meal, corn starch
corn grits, hominy, oat meal, rolled
oals and rice.
Wheat flour includes graham
and whole wheat Hour.
The rules issued January 11, 1918
covering the quantity of flour to be
sold to each customer, remain in
full force and effect.
CORN WILL WIN
America's Greatest Cereal Crop
Is Now Moving to
MAINSTAY IN NATION'S CRISIS.
Surplus Whtat of ths Unltsd Stats
Has Been Sent to Fsmins Threat
NATIONAL SONG WEEK.
A campaign iu the interest of
community music and singing and
to awaken and develop a national
and patriotic spirit by the singing of
our national and patriotic songs is
the explanation of the above. This
week of song has been endorsed by
city, county and state superintend
ents of schools, by music supervis
ors and others interested in music
of the better sort and last year in
some states the week was observed
by proclamation of the governors.
Community sings are being planned
all over the country. Monmouth is
to have one February 22. Independ
ence can go over and help Mon
mouth sing and then turn around
and invite Polk county to help them
have a Community Sing. Who will
take the lead in this?
Americas groat corn crop, exceed
ing S,0U0,0UU,0UO bushels, will save th
world's food situation, oitlcluls of the
United States food administration be
lieve. Com Is the nation's best food cereal,
housewives are beginning to realise.
It contains all the elements needed to
keep the body in a state of heulth and
when used according to the scores ot
tried recipes, especially when com
bined with an added portion of oil or
fat, will sustain life Indefinitely. In
dian warriors In colonial days lived on
parched corn alone for many days at a
time, and at Valley Forge parched
corn was at times the sole ration of
the Continental soldiers.
Owing to transportation difficulties)
caused by the war the corn crop moved
more slowly to market this year than
ever before. Now, however, the cereal
Is reaching the millers and consumers.
In the meantime the nation's surplus
wheat has been sent to Europe.
Today there are approximately 30
bushels of corn for every American.
This quantity Is greater by five bush
els than in former years.
Corn has become the nation's main
stay In the crisis of war.
Just as this cereal saved the first
American colonists from famine on
many occasions, Just as It served as a
staple food during the War of the Ke
olutlon and during the Civil War, King
Corn has again come to the front In
the nation's battle with autocracy.
Corn meal Is finding greatly Increas
ed use In the making of ordinary white
I bread. Hundreds of housewives ana
many of the larger bakers are mixing
20 per cent corn meal with wheat
flour to make leavened bread. This
kind of a mixture Is worked and baked
In the same recipes and with the same
methods that apply to straight wheat
Corn bread UHlng corn mel entire
ly Is gaining a greater popularity
than ever before. Housewives are
coming to realize that every pound of
wheat saved In America means a pound
of wheat relensed for shipment to the
nations with which America is associ
ated In the war.
There are a score of corn products
that today possess unusual importance
for Americans. Corn syrup for sweet
ening corn cakes and buckwheat cakes
and for use In the kitchen Instead of
granulated sugar Is one of the leading
products made from corn.
Corn oil, excellent for frying and for
erery other purpose filled by salad oils,
Is appearing on the market In large
quantities. It conies from the germ of
HIRSCHBERG URGES THE
BUYING OF THRIFT STAMPS
Monmoutlv, Or. The I'olk Coun
ty Pomona Grange held its quar
terly meeting in Monmouth Satur
day, and in a talk in the afternoon,
H. Ilirschberg, of the Independence
& Monmouth Hnilway, urged the
grangers to buy as many thrift
stamps as was posible, thereby aid
ing in providing equipment for the
soldiers at the front. .Telegram.
The world today is demand
ing of every man the maximum
of his earning power.
Are you keeping your earn
ing power up to the high stand
ard? There's only one way to do
Eat Pure, Eull Strength Foods
We have a reputation for handling nothing
but the BEST GROCERIES obtainable. The best
is none to good for our customers, and we spare
neither expense nor troubie to procure it.
Calbreath 8 Jones
CIRCULATED IN CANADA
Canada is also having trouble with
Made-ln-Gerniany lies calculated to
hinder Canadlun food conservation ac
cording to an official statement re
ceived from the Canadian food con
troller by the United States food ad
ministration. The stories bothering Canada are
of the same general character as those
the United States food administra
tor recently denounced In this coun
try, such as the ridiculous salt and
blueing famine fakes and the report
that the government would seize
housewives' stocks of home canned
The Canadian food controller esti
mates that when the people, listen tj
and pass on such stories, each one
has the power of destruction that lies
In a battalion of soldiers.
"Stories without even a vestige of
foundation have been scattered broad
cast," said the Canadian statement
"Nor have they come to life casually.
They have started simultaneously In
different parts of the country and In
each Instance have been calculated to
arouse public Indignation.
"They are Insidious, subtle, persist
ent. Bit by bit they dissipate public
trust, the great essential In the work
of food control.
"It lies with every Individual to for
bear from criticism ; to refrain from
passing on the vagrant anil harmful
story, and thus the more effectively
to co-operate In work which Is going
to mean more than the majority of
people yet realize."
THE UNITED STATES FOOD
There Is no royal road to food
conservation. We can only ac
complish thu by ths voluntary
action of our whole people, each
element in proportion to its means.
It is a matter of equality of bur
den; a matter of minute saving
and suhs i o- at every point in
the ( " ' y .: 'ri. cn the TO -CV3
' . i. ;.r t::.s and in the
rnv f tyring, who!:
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To the Retail Grocery Trade of the United States:
Only by the complete co-ordination and maximum ef
fort of everj fundamental factor in our national life can
the war be won. The retail grocer has his important func
tion and his duty to perform. If he fails in his duty, the 1
war will be unnecessarily prolonged and other economic
systems will inevitably develop for distributing food prod
ucts to the consumer.
Retail grocers whose total annual business in food
products does not exceed $100,000 are not licensed at pres
ent, but they are nevertheless subject to the Food Admin
istration Law, which prohibits hoarding, speculation and
The jobbers throughout the country are being required
to sell goods on the basis of their individual costs, rather
than on the market. Many retailers, therefore, will own
goods at figures materially below the cost of replacement.
Such goods must be passed on to the consumer at no more
than a reasonable advance over cost of the particular
No patriotic merchant in these times of war will, on ac
count of scarcity, attempt to exact on any staple food more
than a reasonable profit over his cost.
The United States Food Administration wishes to pro
tect the vast majority of retailers who are honest from the
public criticism which is directed at the entire retail trade
because of the few who take advantage of war conditions
and attempt to profiteer or speculate. It will not only take
direct steps against such persons, but has already issued
a regulation prohibiting the licensed manufacturers and
jobbers from selling to any retailer who persists in such
Every unnecessary service in connection with the dis
tribution of food products must be eliminated. Deliveries
and credits must be curtailed, and the consumer given the
benefit of savings so effected in order that the people
may have food at prices within their reach.
Believing in the patriotism and integrity of the vast
majority of retail grocers, we confidently rely on your
full and complete co-operation.
UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION.
The above message from the United
States Food Administration states more
clearly than we could our reason for going:
on a cash basis and is practically an en
dorsement of the cash system.
In order to reduce groceries to make a
saving worth while to the consumer we find
it necessarty to get the money at the time
We are reducing the retail price of al
most everything In our store and this is the
place where your money buys as much on
the dollar as $1.10 to $1.15 formerly did.
This is an absolute savlng'.which will not cost you a cent to
acquire. Don't you think it Is worth while to investigate?
Look for list of comparative prices in the next : issue of