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"voLTe INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918 NO. 33
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Buy Liberty Bonds, Purchase Thrift Stamps, Plant War Gardens, Help Win the World War
The Third Liberty Loan Drive Begins April 6. Polk County's Quoto About $180,000. Prepare Now
County Supervisor Moore
Holds Meeting at
. North Dallas and Surround
ing Sections Have Good
Meeting of the Rural
The Saturday meeting for the
nral teachers of the territory
around Dallas, known as the
North Dallas zone, was conduct
ed by Floyd D. Moore last Satur
day in the North Dallas school
The work by Miss Young 01
nr1le and Miss Cuthbert of
Polk Station schools, was well
presented. These teachers, as
well as many others, are proving
of advantage to the child if the
methods set up by Mr. Moore in
th varir.ua subiects. are closely
A good crowd attended the
n.r,;.,rr nPHsinn. among them
nineteen wide awake boys from
the DallaB grade school. These
happy fellows volunteered their
eervices to Mr. Moore as iney
were needed for class work.
After lunch several observa
tion lessons were presented in
geography and spelling by Super
visor Moore and these subjects
were tkoronghly discussed for
the purpose of helping teachers
to teach them effectively.
Tie lunch was served by the
ladies of North Dallas and Pio
neer and a fifteen cent charge
was made for the benefit of the
Pioneer Red Cross auxiliary.
Nine dollars was added to the.r
All teachets who were request
ed to attend were present ex
cept Miss Oxford of Orchar Is
View, Miss Simmons ot linage
port, Mr. Grahamof Guthrie a.
Mrs. Moyer of Black Rock. The
nsxt meeting will be Saturday,
March 30, at Fern school. Every
Musical Program Carried
Out to Satisfaction
The song and violin recital giv
en at the Methodist church last
Sunday afternoon by pupils of
Misses Tartar and Levy attract
ed a large crowd that was well
repaid for going. A program of
fourteen numbers was presented
and but few changes were aiade
owing to illness or other unavoid-
TO THE READERS Of THE MONITOR.
In order to give our readers pi oper service we are writing this
letter to the Monitor subscribers.
Since taking charge of the Monitor I found a condition that is
making against the paper and peainst my successful management
I find some subscribers on try 1'st who have sukscribed for the
Monitor and for another paper at the same time, the Monitor to be
coritinuec until the other paper i published. How many there are
of them I do not know and in order to be advised I am asking
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publication to bring in their'rectiits and we will credit themoa the
Monitor for whatever is due them for the Monitor. If your time
has expired on the Monitor and you wish it continued to you, let
us have a letter from you or call on us at the office.
The circulation of the Monitor be! ngs to this publication and the
subscriptions on its list will be t ail of the 'eaders of the Moni-.
tor. In taking back the Monitor I took it completely and this re
fers to the subscriptioi books.
Gs A. Hurley, Editor.
The local auxiliary of the Red
Cross made arrangements for
the afternoon's entertainment
and the silver offering for the
ie silver offering for thei
of the organization amount-
ed to fourteen dollars.
A special feature of the pro
gram was the violin ensemble of
twelve instruments, undoubtedly
the largest ensemble of its kind
that has appeared in Indepen
dence in many years. The violin
students did exceptionally well.
Those taking part were: Eliza
beth Bickley, Arnett Collins,
Elaine Steingrube, Grace Butler,
Winona Smith, Dorothy Wood,
Blanche Hill, Clarence Ruge,
Dean Craven, Simon Volchok,
Harold Bertholson, Ralph Park
er. Mi-s Mildred Brunk accom
panied the violin numbers.
Voice students who presented
a program of varied numbers in
a creditable fashion were: Mrs
Webster, Misses Owings, Pad
dock and Poling and Dr. Leon
Barrick. The accompaniments
for the songs were played by
Mabel Claire Ground.
Mr. Claude Barrick substituted
his vocal number with a forcefu
appeal to help the starving Ar
menians. In a clear, concise
manner he presented conditions
in Asia Minor as they are today
and urged those present to re
spond to the call of solicitors who
will shortly canvass the to wn to
collect funds for those starving
peoples across the seas,
Held Yesterday at
The Thirty second Degree
Masons of this section, nine
in number, held their Maun
da-Thursday ceremony at
t!u) Beaver Hotel Thursday
'evening, lne ceremony
consists in extinguishing the
lights to be re-lit Easter eve
ning. A banquet was served
a. id ihe regular sacred and
be.tutiful ceremony was giv
en. Those who attended the
meeting vrej. JJ. V. Butler,
11 Hirschberg, 1). D. Good,
Iios; Nelson, Dr. O. D.
Bntler, A. J. Hichard-on, K.
C. EHridge. and Dr. II. C.
Uev. T. 1' Ynriies of the
Methodist church, will give
his third sermon on war time
themes Sunday evening.
The subject of the ermon
will be " Establishing the
liigLts of Humanity."
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UlnIK 06 Oldffdll UUIIIg
Big Business in
Ship Hogs, Cattle,
and Goats Twice Each
Month to Markets.
Clark & Stewart, who have the j
old b-rn rented just north of the
Farmers State Bank for their of -
fice headquarters, are building
up quite a feeding and shipping I
center in Independence. Wed- j
nesday they shipped a mixed car
of cattle, hogs and goats for the !
Portland market. !
This firm opened upheresev-!
eral months ago and buy from j
the farmers such live stock as i
the farmer wishes to dispose of. 1
They have the Lalliberti ware-
house and the Fletcher farm as
feeding quarters, as well a3 the
barn on Main street where they , Ernest Force of the army ser
have their office. A car of cattle vice at Camp Lewis, visited his
and hogs are being fed now at parents and friends atMonmouth
the Fletcher barn which they are last week,
putting in condition for market.
They purchased several hogs this ! Go to Portland to Enlist
week from J. B. Parker, one of j Mtjlvin (Uay and George Par
these weighing 540 pounds and j gong of thig city made a trip t0
these hogs were worth 16 cents j porUand last Wfctik with a view
per pound on the maJket. The; of enli8tinj- in the U. S. navy,
hogs they purchase include any- j .
thing from 100 pounds up. I
Mr. J. L. Fletcher left last'
week with a car of dairy cows
for Idaho and disposed of the lot
at public auction in Nampa Sat-
urday and Mr. Fletcher tele-
Tohed that the sale was satis-1
Mr. Clark returned from Til
amook last week where he was
looking over the stock market
and conditions there.
When the editor was at the
barn Monday they were busy
preparing the feed for the stock
in the Main street barn. Sev-
At City Hall at 7:30
been made to reorganize
the Boy Scouts in Inde
pendence. 1 his move
ment is important as
there is much work that
the boys can help do.
Every boy who is willing'
to join should be at the
City Hall Saturday eve
Two different organi
zations are possible in.
the scout plan and it is I
Kolla McKinney Writes.
Glen Burnie, Md., Mar. 18.
To the Monitor,
The Fourth Batallion went
to Laurel yesterday where the Second
and Third Batallion. are camping, to
march in a regimental parade. We
left here about nine o'clock, walked
seven mik-a where aome trucks picked
us up. The trucks also brought us
back. We got there too late for din
ner and did not ret to eat until 8:30
P. M., but everyone took it with a
light heart. We had a good feed when !
we did get back. !
r or break faat we have sou.e kind of
muib, fid potatoes, aorr.etimea we
have bacon, always plenty of bread.
Tne war bread is liked pretty wtil by
every one. For dinner and supper it in
eral kegs of beet molasses were
in stock and a quantity of sugar
beets were being -hopped up,
and the mixture made up a part
of the feed used to fatten tho
I in talking or me mainei mr
, Clark stated that it was their
I Dolicv to look for and locate the
market when necessary, and that
they weie often compelled to
; travel distances to get a favor
Sheen i al,' ma,'iet or 8Peciiil unes ot
j UnnUy MpuQ 1,0 hprPfl
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About Boys Ycu
Lieut. R. A. Floyd.
Lieutenant R. A. Floyd writes:
'1 have arrived safely overseas."
Visits in Monmouth.
Mere Over Suhdav.
RalPh Duvn who 19 nrf cook
of the 40. Military Squadron at
Vancouver, came up to inuepeu-
denee Saturday, remaining over
Sunday with hit parents ana rei
atives in this community.
Out Again After Illness.
Dr. C. F. Cropp, who has been
quite ill with pneumonia in the
spruce camps near Garibaldi, is
able to be out again and on duty
with Uncle Sam's Sammies the
latter part of last week.
p. m. All Boys of
Can Should Join the Boy
laiuK. mr rut
always about the same, either ttew or
beans, tomatoea, corn, rnaccoronj.
Often we have roast beef, last night
we had roaat beef and bananas. Once
in awhile we have butter. Everything
considered we get pretty good food.
All 1 dislike is waahing my own dishes
The sailors have a store where we
can buy everything at coat. I bought
a good $3.00 pen for $1.65.
I don't believe it will pa to send
cakes to the boys as the expense is a
much as the eakea cost.
The boys are going to have some
more boxing tonight. This would be
a pretty good camp if we could get vis
iting leave once in awhile. I enjoy
reading the paper very much, and
wish you would send n.e one onse in a j
wtale. l get an ure.omanirom one ol
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from the coast.
Only Publication of Kind
in Nortb-West Starts
Tuesday, April 9
A Paper that Will be De
voted Exclusively to In
teresting News for the
The editor of the Monitor this
week announces the publication
of a new class of paper for the
people of Polk county. We have
decided to publish a weekly issue
of a boys and girls paper, the
Western Youth is the name the
new paper will be christened.
It will deal with matter per
taining to the young people. It
will carry ihe general news of
the Boy Scouts and the Camp
Fire girls, the rural school work,
the boys and girls club move
ments and doings. It will have
interesting school reports of the
different sections, will carry
short articles from men of state
wide prominence that will go di
rect to the young peopie.
The first issue will appear in a
few days and will start as a four
page, seven column paper, week
It will carry no advertisements
not of a wholesome, clean na
ture and will be a paper of higk
moral standard and one every
boy and girl should have in the
BUILDINGS 60 UP
Geo McLaughlin of Daena
Vista Section to Build.
George McLaughlin is having
plans made for some new im
provements on his ranch proper-
Scout Age Who
urged that both the boys
jof ihe junior as well as
the senior classes shall
Prof. Wright, princi
pal of the high school,
will take charge of lie
boys as scout master.
The boys should be at
I the hall promptly at 7:30
as the organization is to
be perfected early in the
R. J. McKinney, Co. L. 23 Eng.
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CARD OF THANKS
I We wish to express onr
j iioerw thanks to our many
'friends for their kindness
and sympathy shown ub in
our recent bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Hrown
Mr Johnson of Buyer
j'ntti i he will increase his
"1 :k of sheep about 60 per-
cent tblS j eHT
M r. Johnson
,.f a f.jrm r i . i r i
u in 4 'iarKts ot a ,ann L'rtd the losing: camp near Dend
S U V e t .
Trie south of Indepen
He plans a new 2xo
six room bungalow residence and
an enlargement and improve
ment of his barn. The b irn is
to have a new cone; te tloor nnd
will be made into . a first class
Mr. Wall has become associat
ed in t ie operation of the ranch
w!th Mr. McLaughlin and they
will put in thoroughbred Jersey
stock and go into the dairying
W. G. Grant of this city has
been asked to take the contract
for erecting the new buildings'
HON. n. N.
What the Press Says,
Clippings Taken From Dif
ferent Parts of Oregon
'Ihe ttond Press in speaking of
Mr. Stanfiold says:
"Throughout his entire trip,
on which he but barely touched
the great empire of Central Ore
gon, .which is a unit in his sup
port, he was everywhere met
with words of encouragement for
the success of his campaign."
The Harrisburg Hulletin aya:
"It looks like . political wisdom
and consistancy from a Republi
can standpoint, to make that
stalwart statcaman of the Hunch
grass district, Robert N. Stan
field the choice for United States
The McMinnville Telephone
Register says: "Two weeks af
ter R. N. Stanfield, Republican
candidate for United States sen
ator, indorsee! federal control
and operation of all industrial
activities during the war. Colonel
Disqur, representing the govern
ment, virtually took oer the
logging camps and lumber mills
of tbe Pacific Northwest. In do
ing so he placed the lumber in
dustry on a basic H-hour basis,
i'lcrcascd the pay of the work
men with time and a half for
overtime and ordered improved
"Oregon needs a representa
tive who believes in the develop
ment of its opportunities, and
who has made a success of his
wn business it needs R. N.
Stanfield in that position," says
Chas. I). Short of the Stanfietu
Iown in the Coos Hay distri-t
he (Representative Sianlield) is
especially popular because ul I is
pi -ogres-ive spirit and those fo.KS
have sutrered much because of
inactive senators, states one of
on i exchanges.
The Malheur Enterprise prints
the following report:
When a big crowd of Centi .i'
Oregon loggers and woodmen
w ere told by R. N, Stanfield of
Umatilla county that he had
fiiH'le a business success and ac
quired some wealth after having
once faced poverty and had beui
f ccd in his earlier days to do
hard manual labor as the loggers
were doing, he was given an ap
ph use such as only loggers know
how to give.
It wai made evident at once
that the loggers had no ill feel
ing toward a rich man but in
stead respected and honored a
man who has worked his way up
from a wage worker to a poaition
of tusine-B Buacess.
Mr. Stanfield while making-a
political tour of central Oregon
i'i the interests of his campaign
for the Republican nomination
jfor United States senator, visit-
Concluded on Page 6
Meeting at Isis Theatre
Prominent Men of Oregon
Present to Talk on Im
portant War Measures
Upon the invitation of Mrs. K.
C. Eldridge, vice president of
the County Agricultural Coun.il,
an important meeting was alled
by the County Council to take up
the question of war gardens for
Independence and vicinity. P.
O. Powell, president of the Coun
ty Council and Mr. Floyd D.
Moore, Industrial Club director
of the county, were instrumental
in securing the speakers for the
occasion. Mr. Moore acted as
chairman of the meeting: and in
troduced as speakers C D. Cen
ter, president of the Extensive
Department of the O. A. C, and
L. P. Gilmore, instructor of Sci
ence and Agriculture at the Ore
gon Normal school. These m.n
made very interesting speeches
and said in part:
"In this war the food question '
ii one of America's greatest
problems, that every country of
the allies but America was now
on rations and that it was our
duty to not only conserve but to
do everything in our nower to
blp produce. One of the meth
ods of producing and thus help
to win the war was by planting
gardens. We should in the
towrsand cities put in every
available lot or tract of land we
can find to put in."
To the children of the Inde
pendence schools an appeal was
made that they do their part and
the little hands that were raised
were as thick as the stars on an
American flag when they were
asked to raise their hands if they
had a brother, a father or other
close relative now in the service
in th army, and they all re
Bponded that th.y would do their
part to help raise war gardens.
"First get your organizatio
perfected in Independence, then
ret every one listed. Those not
listed are as much slackers as
those who fail to pay their part
towards supporting the Liberty
lion! or Thrift Stamp cam
paigns," stated Mr. Center.
Miss Arbothnot, Rev. Yarnes,
Pmf. Wright, Mrs. Eldridge and
Mr. P. O. Powell made remarks
in favor of tho movement.
A temporary organization was
Perfected, and G. A. Hurley was
elected temporary chairman and
Prof. Wright temporary secre
tary to perfect an organization
i i this city.
A meeting will be called at a
later date at the Isis theatre in
the evening and the business
men and farmers will be urged
to attend. Arrangements are
being made for a Bhort program
and a reel of moving pictures
from the Oregon Agricultural
College will probably be secured
for the meeting.
The Monitor hopes to be able
to announce a date for this meet
ing by the next issue of the
Mrs. E. E. Tripp was ta
ken to alem tlie first of the
week to undergo a ner-ious
operation at the hospital in
that city. Mr. Tripp was ab
sent during the week to 1)6
WANTED: lioy or girl at
this oftica to learn tj'pe-setting.