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A TOWN.VVITH A PLAN WILL SUCCEED WHERE OTHERS WILL SURE FALTER AND FAIL
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1918
County Organization Is
Formed in Polk,
Community Chairman Ap
pointed and Local Or
ganizations to Follow.
We have just been informed
that the organization of a council
of defense has been perfected
and community chairmen have
been appointed to look after the
organization of the different
conmunities of the county in
this important work.
Those appointed for the coun
ty are T. J. Worth, Douglas; H.
J. Elliott, Salt Lake; I. L. Pat
terson. Eola; J. R. Loy, Buena
Vista; E. M. Jourdan, McCoy;
J. J. Thurston, Suver; Frank
Fawk, Salt Lake; R. C. Balderee.
W. V. L. Co. Camp; Jas. Day,
S. L. Co. Camp; Clarence Powell,
F. L. Co. Camp; V. J. Love, Pe
dee; Mr. Gerth, West Salem;
Buford Stone. Buell; Walter
Inch, Siletz Dist; Geo. Ball,
Jackson; John Simpkins. Spring
Va!ley;A. R. Cadle, tfickreall;
Archie Parker, Monmouth; C. V.
Johnson, Luckiamute; Claude
Barrick, Independence; W. H.
Beard, Falls City; F. C. Ewing,
Brush College. j
These chairman have the work
of organizing the local defense
councils, and their duties are
numerous and important. It is
to be hoped that no patriotic cit
izen of Polk county will refuse
to act in the organization and
perfection of the local councils
when called upon, as this organ
ization is one that is doing more
to keep out sedition and traitors
to the cause of freedom than any
other organization now in exist
ence in the state.
Oregon being one of the great
lumber producing states, and
every mill in the state being a
big factor in this worli war
movement, we feel that the duty
of the people of this county is
imperative in this respect, as
our county is one of the lumber
producing counties of the state.
GLEE CLUB CONCERT.
At M. E. Church, Tuesday,
The following comments 9how
the high character of the Uni
versity Glee Club entertainments
with which Independence is soon
to be favored.
"The Willamette University
Glee Club concert alone was
worth more than the entire three
day Chautauqua we had this
"The Glee Club (1918) and the
quartette surpass last year or
ganizations and those of the
year before." Prof. B. F. Ford,
former manager of the Univer
"The program put on ?by the
Willamette Glee Club- is equal to
anything back east." Prof. W.
T. Terrace, former member of
the Yale Glee- Club.
"There is nothing back east
like tke program put on by the
V. U. Glee Club." A former
member of the University of
Wisconsin Glee Club.
"This is the best glee club
Willamette has had since my ar
rival three years ago," Dr. F. W.
"My only criticism is that the
ftwo heurs) wa3 too
"I have lived in Madras ten
years and I never expected to
hear anything like this azain."
"Willamette'! is the third s!ee
club we have had here in three
years and it is by far the best."
Supt. of Schools, Elgin, Or.
"A large audierce was present
at the high school auditorium on
Tuesday night to hear the Wil
lamette University Glee Club.
As usual, the boys pleased their
audience, each number receiving
hearty applause. The vocal and
instrumental solos by Mies Dun
bar were pleasing features of
the entertainment." Stay ton
"It was two hours of whole
some entertainment." Silverton
SAYS CITY LOOKS GOOD
Dr. J. R. N. Bell of Corvallis.
and a former Independence citi
zen, in an interview with the
editor of the Monitor states: "I
have just returned from a thirty
three day trip to Los Anpeles
and ether California points, and
wish to say your little town
looks more prosperous than al
most all of the towns in Califor
nia of like size. The statement
that times are dull here is a mis
nomer, and you are in better
shape than you realize."
WAR SAVING "
C. W. Barrick, Local Chair
man for Committee
The week beginning March 16
and ending March 23 ha been
set aside as the Thrift Stamp
saving and Sale week. These
stamps are in two denominations,
one of 25 cents and one of five
dollars. The former is the thrift
stamp, the latter the certificate
stamp. The thrift card has
places for sixteen stamps, or
$4.00 and are exchangeable by
the payment of 12 cents in addi
tion and one cent additional each
month after February 1, for a
$5.00 stamp at the postoffice.
Organize the schools, the busi
ness mens associations, the
lodges and other organizations
for a big drive on the dates set.
Let Polk county do her part in
GOES TO ARMY.
Dr. J. L. Calloway announced
Tuesday that he was leaving that
clay for Portland to enter the ser
vice of Uncle Sam. He goes di
rect into the military service and
we are informed will probably go
east at once
New Gas Car Arrives,
Valley and Siletz to Give
The Monitor is pleased to
report that the fiew gasoline car
has arrived and will in a few
days be put on the schedule
adopted between the Siletz coun
try and Independence. This line
of railroad opens to the business
men of Independence a section
of the county that has been go
ing to Corvallis and other cities
and will be a valued asset to the
city. It would be a good move
for the business men of Indepen
dence if they could make an ex
cursion on the new car soi n to
visit this section and get better
acquainted with this section of
the county and tributary coun
try. THE CIVIC CLUB.
A call meeting of the Civic
Improvement Club was held at
their meeting rooms Tuesday
evening to make arrangements
for tke scholarship loan fund. A
good report ha1? been made for
Eldridge & Rockwell to
$75,000 Plant Practically
Assured This City.
Mr. B. C. Rockwell will return
from San Francisco in a short
time, the Monitor is informed,
for the purpose of installing the
new $75,000 milk condensary in
The plant will be under the
management of Eldridge & Rock
well and wo are informed the old
cannary building has been secur
ed in which to install the new
machinery already purchased in
California for this plant.
Tuesday at Public School
In Eighth Grade.
A very profitable and enjoya
ble meeting was held Tuesday at
the eighth grade room of the
public schools in this city by the
Parent Teacher Association.
The most interesting feature
was the talk of Miss Taylor of
the Oregon Normal School in re
gard to the Y. W. C. A. work in
cantonments of the U. S. army
service. The care of the women
who visit their relatives and
sweethearts in the different
camps is one of the services they
perform in this work.
A short program consisting of
a drill by the First grade, piano
solo by Miss Thelma Fowler, a
violin solo by Dean Craven was
given, and the meeting closed
with a business session. About
forty were present to receive the
benefits and enjoy the meeting.
K. C. Eldredge was given a
A MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT
Horst Brothers Sign wHi U. S. Government to Furnish
OUR SOLDIER BOYS with $1,000,000
Worth of Dried Vegetables.
Sign up Farmers Every Acre YOU CAN to Make the BIG
EVAPORATING PLANT a Success. It is your Duty to
help win the war and to do so plant Vegetables.
DIES IN PORTLAND
Mrs. A. S. Locke, a Former
Died, at Portland, Oregon,
Monday, Marcn 4, 1918, Mrs.
Susan Mary Locke,
This short announcement
reached the people of our city
Monday morning and the prom
irence of the deceased as a for
mer ci'izen of Polk county caus
ed general sorrow in our com
Sec the New Spring and Summer
Millinery at my parlors. Every one
SATURDAY, Karch 9.
pleasant surprise birthday party
at his home Monday evening:.
About twenty were present and
a delightful evening? was closed
with refreshments and the many
present wished Mr. EMivde
many returns of the happy occasion.
Knights in Service,
Homer Lode H.is Seven
on Their Hon:r Roll.
The new Honor Iio I now hang- off ExPedition.
ing from the walls of thePy-i " "
thian Cattle HallVrt Indepen-j 0m b' onp the old pioneers
dence now has seve.. names en- are passing away, and Sunday,
rolled thereon. The hoys serv- ; March 3, at Independence, Thom
ing their country from this lodge 0:3 Ronton Tetherow was called
are Harry C. Miller, Herbert C. ' t0 answer the last summons,
lloyser. Lynn Huntley, Leslie- j "Paint me as I am" said 01 i
Yott, Emerson Groves, Dr. Chas. : ver Cromwell to Young- Lily; "If
F. Cropp and Charles 0. Parker, j J'P" l"e out the scars and the
Dr. nml Mrs. O. 1. Sutler j Tieer ue wish to state:
were, givon u plem-ant wed- Thomas Benton Tetherow was
ding anniversary party hv a i bJ? in P,a"e flissol)ri;
. . A. . . ' February 12, 1S;!S, and passed
numborof the'r fm ml.-, on j away at hJa home on MonmiHlth
Tuesday evening, March f. jHtreet in Independence. Sunday,
The, occasion viw the. 23th j March 3. 1918, at the age of SO
celebration year and the eve- yearswmd 19 days. Mr. Tetht
niii" was enjoyed hv tlie!rowleft Missouri for Oregon in
many present nud they all 1a;v' and arrLiv;d in th
, " . ! state about six months late, com-
hope to ho preset to enjoy jn that famoug 1815Mt,,k,8
a like occasion when the Imlf j cut.olf company, which became
century mark shnH luwo ar-jloston the then known desert
rived, j area of Central Oregon, finally
. . j reaching the Des Chutes river
Report of school kitchen for
four weeks ending March 1,
Cash on hand $ 1.07
Dining room receipts 30.21
Tofd , , . $32.15t
Supplies purchased for
kitchen . 2J.50
Drayage ' . .50
Kitchen utensils purchased 2.15
Ed Griffith, Sr., left Monmouth
via Independence for Everett,
Wash. He expects to go on to
Ohio before returning in Aug-
Susan Mary Alexander was
born in Caldvtll county, Miss
ouri, August C, 18."8, and was
ma-ried to A. S. Locke in Polk
county, Oregon, May 1, 1881.
To this union three children were
horn, only one, Perle Locke of
Marshfield, now living.
Mrs. Locke was a la'iy of high
character and had a host of
friends. She early became iden
tified with the people of Inde
pendence an j with her h unhand
was interested in all movements
Thomas Benton Tetherow
Dies in Independence
Ciirte to Oregon In 1845
in Famous Meek's Cut-
wrinkles I will not pay you a
In so writing of thin early pio-
J which they followed to the Co
lumbia and on to Pottland. His
father located with the family
where Dallas now stands and
lived there one year, moving to
the Luckiamute valley where the
old donation land claim was ta
ken up, a part of which wasown
ed by the family at the time ef
the death of Mr. Tetherow. Mr.
Tetherow was married to Martha
Ami McLaughlin, November 18,
1858, who survives him. To this
union two children were born,
j Joe Tethersw of Luckiamute and
' Mrs' M',inie HHtibraid of Inde-
pendence. He also had at the
time of his .death, living one
i brother, Sam Tetherow of Falls
Lity, three sisters, Mrs. Luanda
1 for the betterment of the city.
The family later moved to Port
land and Mr. Locke died there
' about three years ago.
Mrs. Locke at the date of her
; death was aged 57 yt-ars, two
: months and two days. She
leaves four brothers, Harley of
Klamath; W. M. of Indepen
dence and John and Pearl of
Anaconda, Wash., and four sis
ters, Mrs. W. A. Scott and Mrs.
Dave Stapleton of near Indepen
dence, Mrs. J. W. Scott of Mon-
; mouth aid Mrs. J. Simonton of
: The funeral services were con
' ducted from the Uapthst church
at Independence of which she
! wes a member. Uev. J. Ii. N.
; I Soil, a life long friend of the
, family conducted the funeral
; rites and interment was made in
! the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
INTEREST SOON DUE.
The nxt semi-annual install-
i merit of interest on the school
board for District No. 'A will
. be due April
Parker of Ashland, Mrs. Martha
Hums of Dallas and Mrs. UicH
ard Johnson ef Colfax, Wash.,
and two grandchildren.
Life has its sunshine and shad
ows, its days and its nights, its
hours of gladness and orrow.
Mr. Tetherow's life has been no
exception, but his has been a life
of service, a life of integrity, a
life of honor and a life that has
seen many of the hardships of
the early pioneer. He has seen
this great state grow from the
wilderness to the land of plenty
and prosperity, from the wild
nessof the savage to the civi'iza
tion of commerce and education.
Not only has he seen all this but
he has played his part in the
movements for the growth of
Oregon and leaves behind rec
ord of duty well done, of a life of
jrolden dei ds,
SOLDiER BOY DIES.
Word hai just been received
in this city that Harry Quiring
of Dallas, who enlisted last fall
in the const artillery, was operat
ed, on at Fort Warden, Wash.,
for appendicitis, and died follow
ing the operation, Monday,
March 4, at 5 P. M. Harry was
a cousin of A. F. and J. II. Beck
er of this city. He will be buri
ed in Dallas.
AT CALVARY PRESBY
Next Sunday evening Dr.
Dunsmore will deliver the third
of the series of address's on
"Nijiht Scenes in the P.ible,"
the topic beintf "The Night Pas
sage of the Sea." Special mu
sic. A cordial weleome to all.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our sin
cere thanks to our many friends
who so kindly assisted us during
tho reecnt illness and our late
bereavement in the death of our
husband and father.
Mrs. Martha Tetherow
CARD OF THANKS.
I wih to extend to my
many friends my eincere
tbanke for their net of kind
u46s and sympathy during
my recunt sorrow, the death
of iny bttlovtd mother.
O. P. Looke.
liorn, to Mr. and Mrs. ().
A. Maey, nt Salem, Oregon,
March 7, l'JIH, a bay girl.
Tim bsby ban beeii christen
ed Margaret Dunsmore Ma
ey. Mother and buly aie
doing nicwly ami Dr. I,nim
more left nt one to nee Iub
ii"w r!id '!'. h tr.
Saturday, Mar. 16
Tea Served from 2:00 to
5:00 p. m. at Library
Rooms. Silver Offering.
E. Clemens Horst Com
pany Makes Prop
osition. Solicitors In Field and Re
ports Indicate Good
On February 19 Harrison Allen
and J. F. Ferguson were in !rr
dependence and a meeting: was
held February 20 with the farm
ers of this vicinity at the Isis
theatre in whicn these men
made the proposition to those
present that the E. C. Horst
Company would establish a 45
ton evaporating plant in this city
if the people would contract to
raise the vegetables to keep the
plant in operation. The plant
will handle string beais, cab
bage, carrots, celery, spinach,
turnips, beets, potatoes, corn,
onions ard such fruits 89 they
can secure, including pears, ap
ples, peaches, plums, prunes,
Logan berries, and smaller
The citizens of Independence
have agreed to furnish the com
pany a half block for the site of
the plant, and we are informee
the plant will be modern and up-to-date
in every particular.
Four men were placed in the
field Saturday to solicit acreage
for the vegetables and small
fruits, and the committee re
ports they are meeting with ex
cellent success. It will probably
take a week or more to get the
required acreage. This year the
company is ' asking that 1000
acres be signed up for this pur
pose. There is not a plant of this
kind in Oregon. There are,
however, a number in California
and we are informed that they
are a great success and that the
farmers are making big returns
from the acreage they use for
this purpose. By this industry
Independence would not only be
adding a big industry to her
business interests and helping a
good paying income for the farm
ers who raise the crops, but she
would be: doing a great service
for the men at the front. Evap
orated vegetables are needed by
tho government for the soldiers
and the demand is beyond the
supply and 1000 acres would
mean probably enough veget
ables to feed 100,000 men for
If the committee should hap
pen to miss you and if you will
write the editor he will see to it
that some member of the com
mittee gets your name and calls
on you. Every man should do
LODGE BOYS GET
Soldier Boy Writes from a
Homer Lodge, Knights of
Pythias were m receipt of a
letter this week from Her
bert Hoyser, whieh was read
in open lode Monday even
ing and gave a description of
his trip from the navy yard
at Bremerton, through th
Panama Canal to Hampton
Hoads. His exact destina
tion was not revealed by the
letter, but he was on the
Dr. J. B. Grider was con
fined to his home with lhe