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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918
Prominent Men Speak
on War Issues Wed
nesday Night. "
Dallas Commercial Club
Entertains Council of
Hon. R. N. Stanfield. candi
date for U. S. senator. E. J.
Adams, of Higaway Commis
sions, Ben Selling, of Armenian
War Relief Work and J. K. Kol
losk of Council of Defense were
the principal speakers.
Mr. Adams gave an eloquent
address on the war situation and
on the highways, stating it
would probably be impossible to
do muek highway work this
year and advancing the idea
that the reserves in Oregon
should be kf pt up by the whole
United States instead of by Ore
gon alone. He then made a
dedication speech of the Dallas
Commercial Clubs service flag
which had five stars upon it,
closing with that beautiful poem,
"The Flag With Its On Blue
Rep. R. N. Stanfield was next
introduced and spoke from the
point of a business man and suc
cessful stock man and farmer.
He stated: "Our first sacred
duty is to win this war. These'
are serious times. Times when
we must know the men around
us and who are with us. Times
when patriotism is our first duty.
Times when we Must give freely
until it hurts, and then hurts
more, for the cause of democracy,
America and her allies.
"We all want to do our bit for
the government and it is not for
us to criticise what has been
done, but see tnat whatever mis
takes have been made, be not
made again. It is a time when
the business of the government
requires the energy and efforts
of our best business men and
when private, personal questions
shall be laid aside that we do the
best, tie most for our country."
Ben Selling followed and stat- j
ed: "As a Jew I am speaking,
for the Armenian Christians who'
have been murdered and wilfully
slaughtered by the thousands
and theasands by the unspeak
able Turks. Over 1,000,000 Ar
menians were thrown in the sea
by the order of the Turkish gov
ernment; two million old men, I
women and children are left!
there to starve. Children are
eating the dirt from the streets
and the filth and old bones left
to decay. The young women
have been taken to the harems
and this condition is brought
about because they are Christians
and not Mohammedens. We are
responsible to a great extent for
this condition. Our missionaries
christianized them and our Chris
tians should unite to aid then in
this awful hour of tragic horror."
J. K. Kollock spoke of the
RED CROSS ENTERTAINMENT
AT METHODIST CHURCH
Voice pupils of Miss Lena1
Belle Tartar and violin pu
pils of Miss Elizabeth Levy
will be presented in recital
on Sunday afternoon, March
24, at three o'clock sharp at
the Methodist church in In
dependence. Mabel Clair
Ground and Mildred Brunk
will verve as accompanists.
The program is promoted by
the local branch of the
Council of Defense and its work
and plans and gave the members
of that organization of this coun
ty much good advice.
Hon. I. L. Patterson, Dr. H.
Chas. Dunsraore and E. C. Kirk
patrick were among the local
speakers of the evening and W.
V. Fuller of Dallas was chairman
of the meeting. There was a
good attendance and a further
meeting was scheduled for
About ten of the citizens of
Independence were present.
Regular services at Calvary
Presbyterian church next Sun
day both morning and evening.
Special music will be a feature of
the evening service, at which
time Dr. Dunsmore will deliver
the fifth of the series of Sunday
evening addresses on "Night
Scenes in the Bible," his subject
being, "David's Night at the
Jordan." The public is cordially
MAN OF NATIONAL IMPORT
ANCE SPEAKS AT DALLAS,
Just From Russia, Armenia
and Turkey Has Seen
Worst of War Hor
The following telegram was re
ceived by the Monitor just as
we are going to press. Every
citizen who can go to Dallas
Portland. Mar. 21, 12:40 P. M.
Frederick Coan, bom in Per
sia, educated American, eye wit
ness to Armenian massacres,
saw bleaching skeletons by the
thousands after deportation.
With five other men protected
twenty thousand Christians five
months and until rescued by Rus
sians. Only six tlays in Oregon.
S;s.iK8 at Dallas court house,
Saturday, 1;15 P. M.
Hisowa daughter in Turkey
in danger of massacre. Best
speaker in the United States on
'Mr. Selling was in Dallas Wed
nesday at the Commercial Club
Council of Defense meeting and
spoke tellingly of the Armenian
Polk county is to raise $4,000
for the help of those dying in
Armenia and this sum of money
will care for 800 Armenians for
a month. A committee of fifteen
men was selected at the Dallas
meeting to take care of the cam
paign and Polk has promised to
go over the top in the six days
slotted it for this purpose.
C. W. Barrick is committee
man from Independence for this
money raising campaign. Every
citizen should contribute to this
fund. Do your part at once.
The aiuiual contf.'egaticnal
meeting of Calvary Presby
terian church will be held
next Thursday evening.
.March 28, in the church at
7:00 P. M.
American Red Ciobb and a
silver offering will be taken,
all proceed? to go to the lo
cal branch of the Red Cross.
The general public ia invit
ed and urged to attend.
The Miss-ex Paddock, Pol
ing, Collins, Owings, Butler
and 8oiith; Mrs. Wehs-ter,
Dr. Barrick aod C. A. Bar
rick will take part in the pro
gram. Several young folks
are in the last number.
The Willamette University
Boys Give Fine Pra
gram, One of Best Entertainments
People are Privileged
to Hear at Moder
A medium sized audierce was
in attendance at the Willamette
University Glee Club entertain
ment Tuesday evening at the M.
E. church. The glee club con
sists of eighteen young univer
sity men, all of whom were pres
ent but Loren Barbei-who is now
in the U. S. Naval Service.
The program was in two parts,
the first number being a Willam
ette University chorus, '"The
Jolly Students." This brought
an encore which was well appre
ciated. The program followed:
"The Chase." piano solo by Mifs
quartette; followed by an encore,
patriotic song; "The Pirate's
Wooing.'' solo by Fred McGrew;
"Two Grenadiers," Glee Club;
Reading by Fred McGrew; 'Pipes
'O' Pan." Archie H. Smith;
"Mandslay," encore; diaologue,
- Tart Two
"The Sunshine of Your Smile
Miss "Bugle Song," Glee
Club; "Mamma's Lullaby," Glee
Club; "Winter Song," quartette;
"Bluebells of Scotland," Glee
Club; "Hens," Glee Club; Im
personation, Gus Anderson;
"Stars and Stripes,"Glee Club;
''Ode to Willamette," Glee Club.
Harry Bowers, president of
the club, has a wonderful, well
trained bass voice and was a big
attraction. Harold Emel and
Roswell Waltz were artists in the
the vaudaville line and'their ren
dition of "Squirrel Food" was
better than the majority of acts
shown on a good vaudaville stage.
The quartette was well trained
and had well blending rich voices
and was a credit to the Univer
sity. The Monitor believes it ex
presses the opinion of the entire
audience present when it states
that the entertainment would be
a credit to a Chautauqua circuit
and was better than many of the
best attractions we have seen in
Rev. Yarnes has the thanks of
the music lovers of our city for
bringing these boys to Indepen
Publi : Meeting at Isis Mon
day at 3:30 P. M.
Arrangements have been made
to have some prominent speak
ers present at the Isis theatre
Monday at 3:30 P. M. when a big
war garden public meeting will
be held. All invited to be pres
WAR RbLIEF WORK,
The W. C. T. U. Doing War
The W. C. T. U. is doing many
worthy things, first of all it be
ing a Christian organization and
doing all its work in a Christian
way. It is a patriotic organiza
tion, having worked for the sol
diers and sailors for thirty years
and more, Bending the house
wives' comfort bags, magazines,
candy and a remembrance at
Thousands of housewives wre
ghen the Spanish-American war
soldiers by the W. C. T. U. Ia
four months' time the W. C. T.
U. sent from state headquarters
over a half million articles to va
rious departments fcr war re
lief, large quantities having been
sent direct to our 162nd or Third
Oregon troops. Through the
National W. C. 1. U. one of the
first ambulance cars to go to
Franee was bought and equipped
by this organization. C o n t r i-buted.
Electrical Construction De
partment of Southern
Pacific Between Cor
The Southern Pacific electrical
construction department of their
railway service is divided into
several sections and a crew of
men are in charge of the work of
each section. The section lying
between Corvallis and Whiteson
is under the supervision of G. II.
Leavell. Besides Mr. Leavell
there are one lineman and three
helpers, making five men in all.
These men have charge of all
the overhead work and general
repair and improvement work of
the system. All of these men
make their headquarters in our
War Saying Drive to be
Made in Onr Gity.
Town to be Divided Into
Districts and Each to
At a meeting of the War Sav
ing Stamp Committee Monday a
plan was arranged for the hause
to house publicity campaign as
The city was divided into five
districts, and each district as
signed to two members of the
committee, who in turn were to
select two or more ladies to as
sist in the work of canvasing the
district. The districts and as
signmentsare as follows:
District No. 1: All territory
north of the crtek Homer S.
Wood, F. E. Young, Gladys Ir
vine, Mrs. F. E. Young.
District No. 2: From B street
north to the creek A. C. Moore,
H. C. Dunsmore, Lavilla Cooper,
District No. 3: From B street
south to Monmouth street T, D.
Yarnes, J. S. Bohannon, Mrs.
J. S. Cooper, Jr., Mrs. Pengra.
Mrs. Harold Fitchard.
District No. 4: From Mon
mouth street to F street Profes
sor Wright, li. II. DeArmond,
Miss Holt, Miss Rigdon.
District No. 5: From F street
south to the city limits R. W.
Baker, C. W. Barrick, Mrs
C. W. Barrick,
. . . . -
DROPS HER STITCHES.
One of our fair young "school
maams" is a Red Cross worker
and was industriously plying the
needles on hole proof hosiery at
the Willamette musicale Tues
day evening. She wanted to
work but she just couldn't,
and finally this remark ww over
heard: "I want to be patrioti:
but no one will let me." Now.
that is dowrright meaa we say,
and who ever interferes with in
dustrious working Hchool maama
should be seriously be reprimand
ed and the Monitor does hen
and now duly, unqualifiedly and
publicly ' eprimand them serious
ly, judiciously and scathingly.
Ship Knees Secured in
Car Shipped Out Saturday
Several parties are in the busi
ness of getting out ship knees
for the Portland sLip yards from
Polk county timber. This work
is profitable to those engaged in
the work and is a growing indus
try in the county.
Lacey & Chapin of Parker tock
a contract a short time ago and
Saturday shipped out a car of
ship knees for Portland. There
are about IK) knees to a car.
These were secured from a twen
ty-five acre farm neBr Parker.
Mr. Lacey stated to the editor of
the Monitor that there was no
difficulty in securing contracts
for this wdk and that the pay
was good. They expect to fco to
Eugene soon and from a larger
acreage there will get out sev
Fred Stump of Suver is in this
business quite extensively and
has Bhipped out about six cars
and has contracts before him for
five or fiix cars more. He is se
curing his supply from the tim
ber on Soap Creek at his own
In getting these knees green
timber is used and the root of
the tree and from four to seven
feet of the tree proper are taken
according to the blue print re
quirements, the average beiag
ahout five feet.
There are a number of other
firms in thislbusiness in the coun
ty and more contracts can easily
be secured by those wanting to
enter into this class of work.
LEAVES FOR FRONT
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Baughman
arrived in Independence Sunday
from Oregon- City, where Mr.
Baughman has been in the opf r
ating department of the Portland
LigKt & Power Company. Innn
i iprview with the editor he
states he will leave Independence
T'lursday for Fort Myers, Vir
l inia, where he will join the
:'.7th Engineers regiment. This
ifriment is composed exclusively
oftlectrical engineers and will
have about six companies or 1400
men. The company will leav
for France it is reported just n .
soon as it is equipped and fully
rniile up. Engineers are hein.'
m cuwd from every state for thi
company and Mr. Baughman will
!. assigned to duty in the oper
ating department of the service.
Mrs. Baughman was with hirn
al Independence and will prob
!i!iy make her home during tl
term of the war with Mrs. J.
HON R. N. STANFIEID
VISITS POLK COUNTY
It was my pleasure to inter
i'w Hon. It. N. Stanfield while
he was in Dallas Wednesday eve
nine. I have wet Mr. Stanfield
p.Tonally in Eastern Oregon,
where his interests are partially
located in the county I have re
r ;ly Uft to come here. Iknow
many of his friends and much of
him, consequently I was muh
interested in what hs had to
"I am pleased to meet the peo
p'e of Polk county and especially
t at tend the meeting beisg hebl
in Dallas this evening." said Mr.
! Srandfield "Because I feel keen
the need of such an organization
of our people along progressive,
energetic, war lines, I was glad
to see the service flag dedicated,
because there is nothing we
should leave undone to help,
assist and honor the men who
are in the front lines and these
little acts show the spirit and pa
triotism of our people and caused
them to lvmembor and ref'.-et
that our boys the hoys from our
own communities are in the
front, and every call made on us
for money, for supplies, fur help
at home is for t 1 in mediate
benefit of our own boys in the
front lines cf tho battle fiel ss of
"Our people have looked at
this war too much as an overseas
war. They have not realized
that the men are being rushed
to the front and that we must
prspare properly to assist and Mid
them. They niunt have supplied, urn
munition, ships, kuiii and UioA Hnd we
must not be alackers Ht home. We
must speed up to meet the require
ments of tho times."
In speaking of hid candidacy lie (kid:
"Only about four per runt of the rep
resentatives of our congress tint busi
ness men. The senate is filled with
lawyers and professional men. 1 be
lieve this is a time tor business man to
do their bit Tint wur question is a
l.i If busiaess question and as a business
man, farmer and stockman I believe I
ran do serviee for the country if elect
ed. If I did not think so I certainly
would not be a candidate. This ia no
time for trilling. It in a time for busi
ness capability and organization and if
I am elected I shall go to Washington
determined to do everything in my
power to help organize the business,
commercial aim tarming interests aioiijr
progressive, up-to-dsto methods, as I
see them and help our president in the
mighty task he has heforo him. I do
not wish to go to hinder this work but
to help it. To do whai the country
needs and what 1 know the people, will
think is right."
After the meeting at Dallas Mr.
Stanfleld left for Portland.
STOCK MARKET REPORT
North Portland, Or.,
March 19, 101H.
Special to the Indejiehdence Monitor.
Cattle reeeipts this week, 1000. The
reeeipts are marked by the quality of
stuff shown. In almost every instance
there lus t 'en an upward tendency for
best offerings and the top price of the
season has been recorded for prime
hay-fed steers. A hunch of Eastern
Oregon steers averaging 1150 pounds
went at 11. HO. This ia the highest
price ever paid in the open market at
North Portland for this class of eattle.
Keceipts this week are somewhat
larger than for the sa e eriod during
the last several weeks. Hot only have
receipts been much improved upon.
Tradiag has Lien kene am! iuoto-
actions are as follows; Good to choice
steers 11.00 to 11.80; Medium to geod
Moors 10.00 to 1 1 00; Common and
is i-ilum steers H. fiO toll).00;Choii'e cows
and heifers 8.0O to 0.60; Cannurs 4.25
to 6.25; Hulls 6. (XI to'J.00; Calves 7.10 to
12.00; Storkers and feeder G.GO to !.-
liogs receipt Monday, 11000, today
'!0J. From an inactive start hogs fin
i hd active and stronger. Ihis in
fact of a declino East. Quality of hog
Monday was nothing to speak of and
considering this start-off for tho week
was at leiiBt . 10 higher than a week
ago. Today hoy a are selling- as high as
1 7. 2 with n good stroi g feeling.
Quotations are; 1'rime lights 17.00 to
I7.2D; Prime heavies 10.7J to 17.0(1;
I'iga 14.00 to 15.25; Hulk Ki.'JO to 17.00.
'1 he sheep market has been prae
lually inactive all week. Yestarday a
ha in Ifulof .'(Oil arrived hut to-day there
are no reeeipts in this division. Any
thing like ahvep sell for top price.
Quotation are; Western hirnhs 15 00
to 15.5'); Valley lambs 11.50 to 15.00;
Yearlings VI 00 tol3.50; Wethers 12.60
to 1I5.00; Ewes 9.00 to U.0O.
Alarm clocks, 1 00. No
or at this prico after this
I ; i hoU. O. A. Kieamer.
TO ADVERTISERS AND NEWS FRIENDS.
In order to get the Monitor to our nubsrribers Friday morning,
n.' day of insue of this paper, we must close our paper forms at
noon Thursoay. We are going to publish a Friday paper and not a
Saturday paper, so we should have our news matter all in the office
r,y Thursday at 10:00 A. M. We would especially ask that you
r.'.' us such news and the matter you have of interest to the pub.
lie by Wednesday evening if possible, the earlier the better. Late
news notes are the stumbling blocks of a newspaper.
Advertisers whose ads appear in the inside sheets of the paper
li U printed luesday evening, so if they are to be changed the
'copy must reaeh as Tuesday. The last page ads can go oyer until
i Wednesday afternoon.
If you follow these instructions you will help give all a paper
that will reach the people the day it is supposed to reach them.
Help us by doing your part,
Gus A. Hurley, Editor.
Bi-Monibly Meetings Big
Association Is Progressive
Body Doing Good for
Every two weeks the Business
Mens Association meets for the
discussion of matters of interest
to the community, the farmer
and the business men. This
club is, to a certain extent, in the
nature of a Commercial Club,
but confines its activities more to
the betterment of conditions
than to the location and bringing
in of settlers. It is also an or
ganization that is protective in
that it looks to the credit system
of the business interests, but
vith that point it stops in so far
as a protective policy is con
cerned. At each meeting two farmers
are invited by one member of the
organization to be present and
these farmers are selected from
different adjacent communities.
The farmers who have attended
these meetinfs are P. T. Peter
son and E. Zitlesch of Parker,
J, A. Reynolds and Geo. Wells
of Buena Vista, and Ed Rex of
near Oak Point. Al the last
meeting Ed Rex and Robert De-
Armond were the invited mem
bers from the farming commun
ity, but Mr. DeArmond had to be
in Dallas and' could not attend.
At this meeting County Judge
12. C. Kirkpatrick and John C.
Uglow of Dallas were also pres
ent as invited guests.
By these meetings the busi-'
ness men learn from the farm
ers present some of the desires
and needs of the farming com
munity and the farmers present
learn the purposes and plans of
the business menof this city,
thereby cultivating a closer fra
ternal spirit between these dif
ferent business interests.
The organization is proving a
decided success and the business
men learn much of mutual bene
fit by the interchange of progres
sive thoughts and plans.
CLOTHING IS WANTED.
Help the Suffering Belgians
and French by Donat
Please bring your spare cloth
ing to the Red Cross rooms or to
the oflice of Spaulding Logging
Company to be Bent to the suffer
ing people of Belgium and North
ern France. Don't put it off.
Monday, March 25, is the last
day. The articles most netded
are shirts, underwear, coats,
trousers, suits, overcoats, shoes,
sweaters, socks, overalls for
men, wemen, boys, girls and in
fants. You have all read about
the suffering in Belgium and
Northern France. Let us help
B. E. Smith,
Chairman Indep. Branch A. R. C.