Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, February 15, 1918, Image 1

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NO. 27
Our mayor is a good old scout,
Whether home or down at Suver,
We know he'd remain a gentleman
From Hornbrook to Vancouver;
Last night a lady admiring him
Said he would never bother,
"He looks so good,
I wish I could
Have him for my father." .
Posies like this are few and far between
And make the world much belter,
More precious than the gold on earth
Or lovers' honey letter;
There's just one better compliment
From either lass or laddie,
Who up and say
In this fast day,
"I wish he was my daddy."
Ukuleles sound real beautiful
At home or on the street,
But now we're listening attentively
For something just as sweet;
Of blossoming 'flowers and buddiug fruit,
New life, new hope, 'tis humming,
Even birdies sing
The song of Spring,
Listen now its coming!
And what's so rare as a day in Spring
With a trillion germs beginning
To start all creation new again
When Winter's ranks are thinning;
Then a young man's fancy turns to what?
His mind 'centrates on beauing,
"I'll get him yet,
You can bet,"
So says Sadie knowing.
The story of Rex Beach's greatest
picture, "The Auction Block," which
is to be shown at the Isis Theatre
beginning Wednesday and Thurs
day, is the life history of a
beautiful girl who is raised by her
parents for the specific purpose of
being placed for sale to the highest
bidder in the matrimonial market.
In due course of time Lorelei
meets the dissolute son of a mil
lionaire, and, in accordance with
the family plan, marries him. It
so happens however that the young
man is not as wealthy as was at
first supposed; and when Lorelei
learns this and he finds that he
bad been duped, they go their sep
arate ways, Lorelei becoming queen
of the night world in which she
Thigs go from bad to worse, the
situation, as it develops, involving
the brother, who has now become
a blackmailer of the lowest order, (
member of an underworld gang;
Jarvis Hammon, a steel magnate,
Homer Lodge, No. 45, Knights of
Pythias, associated w;th the Py
thian Sisters, have prepared tho
folowing program for Monday night
when the 54th anniversary of the
founding of the order will be cele
Music independence Orchesta.
Address of Welcome B. F. Swope.
Song National Anthem.
Vocul Solo Miss Gladys Irvine.
Roll of Honor Ceremonies.
Song "America."
Solo Mrs. C. W. Irvine.
Heading Miss Arliuthnot.
Vocal Solo Miss Nellie Bram
berg. Saxophone Solo WillardE , Cra
ven. Vocal Solo Mrs. Myrtle Richard
son. Addres Fred J. Johnson of As
Fern Simpson, Dorothy Johnson,
Garth Johnson, Bernice L'Irich and
with a .reputation for unscrupul- j Margaret t men or Airne are now
onsnous; daughter of one of the members of the Junior Rainbow
mill workers, who is seeking
venge on Hammon,
husband. All of these elements con
spire to compromise Lorelei and
bring her to an awakening about
the slough of despond Into which
she has fallen.
With the awakening conies the de
sire to help her husband, w ho now j
is also at the lowest depths of !
despair. j
At the last Lorelei can stand it i
no longer, and she leaves him.
This is the one thing needed to
bring him to his senses, and he sets
himself to work for but one thing,'
to win her love. From this situa
tion develops an ending that is as
thrilling as it is eminently satis
factory, bringing the young couple
together with a full understand
re. I Division, a patriotic organization
Lorelei's laul"''1', y '"e government, whose
members are among the first thous
and to sell at least $50 worth of
War Savings Stamps.
A bad condition of affairs is th
result of the order of the Food Ad
ministration is prohibiting the hi
dependence mill from making any
more flour until August With the
mill not grinding, farmers are tin
able to get bran and shorts for their
stock unless they pay $15 extra a
ton, and have it shipped from Fort
laud; an unjust arrangement when
the Independence mill has twenty
thousand bushels of wheat on hand
ready to be ground. This discrint
ination against Independence is the
result of the Food Administration's
manner of proportioning the mini
ber of pounds each mill can grind
in a season. An average of the
Hour made in the years 1913, 191 1
and 1915 was used as a basis. This
is all right for the big: mills but
hard on the small and interior
mills, for the latter, because of a
lack of transportation facilities,
could not get their flour o- the
foreign market so about all they
ground was for local consumption.
The big mills, having a flush mar
ket due to the war, ran to full cap
acity. In 1913 there was a very
short wheat crop in this section
and tho local mill only ground
enough to supply the local demand.
Because of the seriousness of the
Food Administration's order as en
forced locally, the Independence
Retail Merchants' Association on
Monday sent the following telegram
to Senator O-eo. E. Chamberlain:
"Farmers in this vicinity are con
tinually complaining that they are
unable to get mill feed to feed their
dairy stock and hogs. We have
investigated conditions and find
they are as stated. The local mill
has plenty of wheat but is estopped
from grinding by general orders.
By these the local mill must ship,
its w heat to Portland where it is
ground. The mill people then ship
back to Independence and fanners
have to pay from $3!) to $41 per
ton for bran and $40 to $42 for
shorts. If the local mill was allow
ed to grind its wheat, the farmers
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luuiu (Hirviinav mo oran ior
and the shorts accordingly. The
mills in Portland have been unable
to supply mill feed and farmers
are unable to raise hogs. Take this
matter up with tho proper authori
ties and get permission for our
local mill to grind its wheat."
Was an Independence man, Clyde
Hill, a prominent factor in solving
the submarine menace? It looks
tained the news that the experts of
that way. Sunday's papers con-
the naval board had devised a plan
by which it would be impossible
for a torpedo to sink a vessel and
much of the idea that was con
tained in Hie announcement is ex
actly what Mr. Hill submitted to
the naval board nearly two years
Mr. Hill began work on the sub
marine problem as stm as it be
came a menace and having those
ingenious and mechanical qualities
required to become a succesful in
ventor, he experimented for some
time and arrived at certain conclu
sions which he submitted to the
naval board. His idea in princi
pal provided for the division of
tho hull of a vessel into compart
ments or chambers and so built
that if a torpedo entered one of
them, tho water would only fill
that particular space and would
not be sufficient to sink the vessel.
Other details worked ho out and
Miue Mr. inn lias received no
word from the naval board re
garding his plan, he is fully con
iuceit that many of his ideas have
been adopted and will make an
investigation to ascertain just how
much of the credit belongs to him,
While a patriotic citizen, ready to
urn his hand in any direction for
lis country without honor or price,
still he feels that if he has in any
degree assisted in solving the men-
re of the world that he ought to re-
eive credit for it.
Citizens of Suver last night won
first place in the hearts of 97 In
dependence people. The latter led
by the mayor chartered a special
train and invaded the territorial
domains of their nice sister to the
south. Suver arose as one and
gave the beauty and chivalry of In
dependence a welcome that will
long be remembered. The people
As above mentioned, 97 of our
beauty and chivalry made the vis
it. Our orchestra, some of the
sweetest singers in town and the
community orator, Dr. II. C
Dunsmore, answered present and
they all contributed their best ef
forts for the occasion.
The hnll at Suver was packed to
the doors for the Red Cross supper
who call Suver their home extended and fair. So liberal was the patrou-
a hand that meant something, not age of the assemblage that the Suver
like the touching of finger tips ladies haven't finished counting the
but the grasp of honest to-goodness money yet. The receipts must have
friendship. Too, the sundry citi- run well over $100.
Zfiis of Huena Vista and Parker' If Suver people had the same kind
were honored in a lik manner. It of a time that did their friends
was truly an old time get together from Independence, it was a happy
of the humans of a section bound meeting. Independence is going
by the same environments and the buck to Stiver again but next time
same desires. 497 strong.
The Merrimakers will give a card
and dancing party at the Masonic
hall February 22. The proceeds
will be given to the Red Cross. Mod
ern and old fashioned dancing.
Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets 25 cents. Everybody welcome.
Edgar J. Seeley, Independence
boy who was enroute to France on
uie iiiscama mo transport was
sunk by a Hun submarine, was
among the first reported saved,
lie is a son of Mr. anil Mrs. II. G.
Seeley and is a member of the 20th
The startling authority comes
from the east that there was no
ground hog this year for this rea
son. February 2 fell on Saturday
and Saturday is , porkless day.
Hence it would be impossible to
have any ground hog on February
Chaperoned by their teacher,
Mrs. F'red Howard, who was assist
ed by Mrs. I). H.Phillips, the Bap
list Light Hearers entertained a
number of their friends at a Valen
tine party last Friday evening. The
social hall of the church was pret
lily decorated with hearts, rupids
and arrows while red shaded
lights cast a rosy glow over the
incry crowd. Iainly cards marked
the places at the tables, and after
twenty merry lads and lassies had
taken their places at the tables,
"America" was sung with a vim
that showed true patriotism. Most
delirious refreshments were served.
In the bean carying contest, Miss
Kd.'i Burkholz won first honors
while Dean Craven managed to
rary five beans the required dis
tance, thereby winniuir the boobv
prize. Those present pronounced
the party a decided success.
As is the custom each February
:, the G. A. It. and W. R. C. meet
nd eulogize Abraham LI- coin
his year was no exception to tho
u!o. Members of these, organiza
tions gathered in their hall about
uon and sat down to one of those
dinners which the kindly and free
hearted ladies of the Relief Corps
always prepare for such occasions,
and the boys who went over the top
in '61 certainly enjoyed tho dinner.
C. W. Barrick was the principal
speaker and in his remarks ho paid
a glowing tribute to Abraham Lincoln.
Jirilo Stringer was born in Peoria
county, Illinois, July 29, 1841. Ho
died inlndcpcndcnre, Ore., Jan. 30,
1918, aged 70 years, six mouths and
one day. II crossed the plains
with his .parents In 1851 and settled
near Lacomb, Linn county, where
he spent the greater part of bis
life. In 1884 he was married to
Mary A. Davenport who is also do-
ceased. In 1910 be moved to Inde
pendence where he resided until
the time of his death. Five children
survive to mourn his death. Fu
neral services were conducted by
the Rev. J. W. Unborn and interment
was made in the Providence church
Passenger and freight trallic on
the Valley & Siletz railway, run
ning westward from Independence
to Yalsetz, has increased to such
an extent that $20,000 has been ex
pended in new equipment. A new
10-wheeler type locomotive, manu
factured by the American Locomo
tive works, has been added to the
road's motive power. Besides a
new gasoline, motor car has been
purchased from the llofius Steel &
Kquipmont company of Seattle.
This car is of steel construction and
has a seating capacity for 40 pas
sengers, as well as a commodious
baggage compart men t. It is elec
trically lighted and heated and tho
interior is finished in excellent
taste. Another combination bag
gage and passenger coach has been
added to the passenger equipment.
Carl B. Williams, general super
intendent of the Valley and SileU
road, announces that because of tho
increase in passenger business over
tho line, two passenger trains will
be run each way dally between Inde
pendence and Valsetz, beginning
on or about February 24. A great
deal of freight is handled and ouo
regular freight train is operated
each way daily over the lino.
A temporary passenger station
has been erected at Ninth and Mon- ,
mouth streets, Independence. It is
intended that as ason as arrange
ments are completed for the joint
use of facilities with tho Southern
Pacific company, trains on the Val
ley & Siletz line will arrive and de
part from tho Southern Pacific sta
tion at Independence. Direct con
nections will be made with Southern
Pacific trains at that point.
Hcgining March 1, the Wells Fargo
express company will handle ex
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The Lewisville Christian F.n-
deavor last week sent a. lox, weigh
ing 5tj pounds, to Co. L. Resides
! many good things to eat, it contained
M.g anu appreciation oi uie pain oi . a gl supply of socks, dish towels, hospital. He was operated upon for
rectitude. etc. u .mnm Ktr.r,HOV
Word was received in Independ
ence this afternoon that John Smith,
a well known farmer living near
Monmouth, had died in a Portland
Was it a Hosche plane or an Am
erican machine on a practice night
tight? Passengers and crew of the
Owl Oregon Electric train, arriv
ing here at 3 o'lock this morning
from Portland, viewed with con
sternation the movements and sig
nals of an unknown airship which
sailed along on its way south.
The plane was first seen as the
train was leaving East Independ
ence. Different colored lights were
flashed, which Motorman Stevens
declares were signals in tho Inter
national code, with which he is fa
miliar. Whether the machine was
signaling to some parties on land,
or whether it was a practice run, is
a fact which remains unknown.
Local Agent II. S. Igan reported
the mater this morning and states
that Conductor Ryan, Motorman
Stevens, the brakeman and several
passengers on the train unmistak
ably saw the lights moving through
the sky. At first it was high in the
heavens and then descended to a
level with the Oast Range. It was
observed for several minutes, final
ly disappearing hi the night to the
southwest. Albany Democrat.
Rex Beach's
Greatest Story
The Life Drama of a Million
Girls in America's Big" Cities
and Small Towns
j Wednesday & Thursday i
Feb. 20-21