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V TOWN WITH A PLAN WILL SUCCEED WHERE OTHERS WILL SURE FALTER AND FAIL
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1918
Buy Liberty Bonds, Purchase Thrift Stamps, Plant War Gardens, Help Win the World War
Bond Meeting Held in
West Salem District
School House Is Packed
$5500 is Subscribed
Doubling Quota forDis
Messrs. R. W. Baker, B
SwoDe. E. N. Johnson and the
editor of this paper, went to Dal
las Wednesday evening picking
ap Captain Adair of the Canadia
army, and drove to West Salerr.
to give a big meeting there and
War Bond campaign -talk.
Local talent furnished the mu
sic, the school house was packed
and a successful meeting held
West Salem more than doubling
Mr. B. F. Swope spoke on the
Bon Question, impressing the
need of united effort in this time
of need, and urged all to buy
bonds. Thrift stamps, conserve
food, and raise to the limit from
The editor was called on for a
few remarks and joined in urg
ing Polk county people to buy in
Polk county to the limit and so
keep Polk county in the biuecol
The principal address was made
by Captain Adair who told of the
war lifp in the trenches. He
stated that after th third day in
Ypres he was sent to the trench
es; that the big guns the Ger
mans tried to use successfully in
that drive were 70 inches around
and stood 5 1-2 feet in height
and were large enough to destroy
a town and that the concussion
would kill 500 feet away; thai
the shot from them sounded like
a freight train crossing a bridge
as they went through the air
Told about the Belgians leaving,
their pitiful condition, and the
atrocities of the Huns. One cor
ner he described in Ypres t.s
"Hell's Fire Corner," a point
which you must pass in going
through Ypres in any direction.
Told of the Germans centering
their operations there. Had seen
whole blocks leveled by a single
shot from these guns.
Food short, but army well fed.
Must be to fight but others suf
fer. When food is short for
army war will be over.
Germans make the best of
trenches, use mortar and mason
ry and dig deep.
Gas attack described, and told
of first experience with Kas, the
effects of which were terrible.
Used handkerchiefs soaked in tea
to keep it frjm their lunjjs and
lay down with their faces in the
ground. The Germans thought
they had won so used their guns
and in mass formation started to
attack over top. Terrible slaugh
ter of Germans described and
they turned back. Came eight
times and had trouble to g. t
back over their dead Germani to
their trenches. Fought back
and fourth three days taking and
Described nailing of cne Canad
ian to a barn door; desecrating
women, capturing 200 women
whom they took for their own
After six days fighting we
withdrew for a day and came
back for four more days. After
the horrors practiced the Canal
Jans seldom tooic prisoners.
Told a story of one Irishman
capturing and killing a German
returning with his boots.
Another Irishman seeing the
boots went out in No Man's
Land to get hina a pair. He was
out for many hours and they
gave him up as lost. He came
back later with five pair of boots
and said he had to kill eight (i r
mans before he could find a p ir
to fit him.
Tanks carry guns of all ki"d:
They do a great deal of dami.,
going through trees and every
thing before them.
Canadian soldiers never iuit
ground that they did not retake
again. Germans have no initia
tive in the rank and file and
mass formations in going over
the top and the result is many
killed. Canadians go in waves,
five feet apart and so do not lose
many men. There is more in
dividuality in their movements.
When we do capture Germans
one of our soldiers will take 20 or
30 men to the prisons.
If you find a slacker in Canada
they first take him and put him
at the front and he must either
fight or get killed.
Captain Adair was wounded
and burried and rescued and ta
ken to a hospital for a year. He
is getting better and expects to
be out of tervict for probably
six months mors as his physical
condition will not permit of his
taking the hard duties of war
life at present.
America must win the war and
without America's support the
German autocracy would win,
Heutged everyone to do their
Mr. Adair left after the meet
lng for Dallas and spoke there
Thursday nigh, going from there
Mr. Adair was dressed in the
uniform of the Scotch Canadian,
wearing the kilts, and is a very
pleasant an J instructive speaker.
WEST POLK COUNTY
IS DOING ITS PART
Has Gone Over Top and Is
Every District in This Section
Make Fine Showing in
the Bond Drive
Incomplete reports from the 19
setiooi districts in tiie eastern part
1 the county iumi the Hentou
ounty line to t he lainhill line,
which comprise the Independence
iistrict show $41,000.00 sub
The following totals are all in
omplete and all district coniinit-
. s report more coming. I here
are six districts not reported.
ii. ir committees report that they
ie on the job working and will
send all in by the end of the week.
Flic (piota for these districts is
4,(i(M) ,and the amount has been
The campaign does not clone
until the 4th of May. By that
time they will reach Lfl per cent.
We now have $ 11,(500.00 suh
ribcil by the following school
list rids :
Number sixty-one, .fsoo.00, six-
tv-thrce,.2.2O0.0; forty-seven. 2.
mm i.OO; forty, 400.00: seventeen,
4..VMI.OO; thenty-seven, 1,1. VUM);
ixty-four, .f 1, .)().( J ; eleven, fOO.-
thirtv-two. Si.").0.")(M)0: fortv-
M-ee, !fi:j."0.00 ; thenty-nine, $V,-"-O.00;
District number seventeen is the
tbel district, thirty-two West
Salem and thirty-three liuena Vis
Chairman C. W. Irvine wishcx
o thank the outside districts tor
their fine help. All the eommit-
s in these districts are farmers
and had to stop their work to get
STAMP SALES FOR THE WEEK
War Saving Stamps Sold in Week
Ending April yth
The total sales to date of War
Savintf Stamps in I'olk county is
. i0. 341.50.
For the Week ending March 'Jth,
t';i sab s reported and received are
a follows :
Dallas. miM: Airlie, $302.2.");
Ri- kreall. 2.7.70; Fall City, 2J0.
7t; Hu.-na Vista, $72.18; Total,
At Hopvilie School House
Good Time Planned and a
Don't fail to attend the big
box social, musical ano literary
program, April 19. To miss it,
is to miss a fine program.
On April 19 a big box social
will be given as a lied Cross War
Benefit. The Oregon Normal
Glee Club will be prenent. Prof.
Pittman of the Normal School
will address the people
liuef will sing and a big
tainment is planned.
We met Captain Walter L.
Tooze., Jr. in Portland this week
and he stated he would be in the
country Saturday to speak to the
C range at Monmouth. He has
made several speeches iu this coun
ty during the present drive for
Liberty Uouds ami is enthusias
tic in his work here, also stating
that the eatnp life was interesting
and liked by a great majority of
the boys. '
HENRY B. THIELSON
Was Prominent Railroad Builder-
er and Eminent in Masonic
Henry 15. Thielscnn, who super
intended the construction of the
I'ortlaml-Koseburg division of the
Southern Pacific railroad and
storia & South Coast road, and
was chief engineer for the Oregon
Railroad & Navigation company
when that line was built, died at
his home here yesterday after an
illness of several months. lie was
liS years old. Mr. Thielsen was
widely known in Oregon through
bis affiliation with the Masonic
order, having held every grand
odge office of that order in Ore-
gon. lie served as grand master
of the irrand lodge and grand com
mander of the Knight Templar,
and was a member of the Mystic
.Shrine. The funeral was con
lucted by the Masons and inter
ment was in Riverview cemetery,
Mr, Thielsen followed railroad
work. from an early age, having
been a telegraph operator tun! a
train dispatcher for the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad at
liurlington. Iowa, when only 13
years old. In the construct ion of
e Portland-Roseburg section of
the Southern Pacific, then the
Oregon-California railroad, he was
associated with Ben llollidav. lie
was born at .Marshall, Michigan,
March 1, IS.".). II.- came to l'ort-
and in 1870 and followed rail
road work until l!rj. He came
to Salem in 1 SOft. where be had
lei'ii a member of the insurance
lirm of Thielsen & Roland, lie
as owner of the well known
Derry orchards at Thielsen sta
tion in Polk County.
Mr. Thiel.si-n married at Cheek-
towago, N. Y., Miss Jennie Ben-
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In order to place the Monitor on a tr'ct!y Cash in Advance sys
tem, we have decided to club our two papers for a limited time at the price
of one. Two weekly papers for $ 1 .50
A home papr with
iu It. lie is survrived by Mrs.
Thielsen, two brothers, three sons
and a daughter. The sons are 11.
Fred P. Thielsen, of Salsen, and
Edward W. Thielsen, of San Fran
cisco, and the daughter is Miss
Ellen R Thielsen, of Salem.
Mr. Thielsen was a resident of
Folk county for many years and
had many friends in this section.
To the old pioneers he was a fam
iliar acquaintance, ami his death
came as a surprise to the people
of this county.
Sunday Services at Presbyterian
Dr. II. Charles Dunsmore will
deliver a sermon Sunday evening
on the subject, "Klisha's Night in
the Desert," continueing his Sun
day evening sermons on the night
scenes of the bible.
Sunday morning there will be
regular services at the usual hour.
Puts German Out of Our
Drop German From School.
Maps and Will Teach
The school board for district
number 2!), held a meeting Thurs
day evening and made some chan
ges in the school work and pur
chased some new material for the
First and foremost, they drop
ped Gorman from the school course
and left to the teachers and high
school students the selection of the
subject to besubstituted. The class
was dissolved Thursday and In
dependence has decided America
first in everything and right now.
The board met with a represen
tative of one of the map bublishing
companies and purchased lf0
maps. These maps cover ancient,
mediveal and modern history; the
history of the United States and
a complete set of maps for the
student in physiology.
GRIND JURY IN SESSION
READY FOR THE SLACKER
Report to the District Atorney's
Office Those Whose Actions
are Liable to Damage
George L. Richardson, foreman,
and G. V. McLaughlin, L. Hitter.
W. II. Riggs, Oscar Smith, Thos.
A. Madill and 0. W. Morris, make
up the personal of the new grand
It is reported that several cases
of disloyalty have been brought
to the attention of the District
attorney and that he has these
grand jury convene Monday and
their work will be more exacting
and paintaking than in peace time
as there must be Hindi care in fcr
ritirig out crime against the coun
try at this time. The German
propagandists are alert and it
takes" the best energy of all the
people to get ft direct line on him
that will bring conviction.
The county and Local Councils
of Defense have asked all citizens
to report any act of sedition or
treason that they know of to the
The Western Youth
County News A strictly boys' and girls' newspaper
ice Regular Price
FOR THE BOYS
Sixty-six Listed fron the
You Khow of Another
Leave Name with us
The following is a list of young
men serving; the country from
Independence. A service flag
has been made for these people
and the sixty-six names below
are the ones listed:
Arrell, Oscar L
Broad well, Dewey
Calloway, J. L. Dr,
Campbell, Mrs. Mildred
Cereghin, N. Ii.
Clark, Riusel, O.
Cooper, J. S. Jr.
Cropp, Chas. F. Dr.
Dunham, Geo. Dr.
Kullander, A. L.
McDonald, II. E.
Miller, Arthur J.
Tarker, F. O.
Walker, Ray M.
Principal lledriek of the Mon
mouth High school will not stay at
Monmouth for another year, states
the Monmouth Herald, but has
decided to older the seriviee of the
DR. DUNSMORE ATTENDS
From Tuesday until Wednesday
evening, Dr. II. ('lias. Dunsmore
attended the Presbyterian conven
tion itt Xe.wberg. The meeting
was well attended ami much in
terest shown in the work before
the church. At the conference
President Lee was elected princi
pal and Dr. Dunsmore, alternate
commissioner to the general as
sembly of the Presbyterian church
which will meet, at Columbus, Ohio
about the middle of May.
Spring Valley Meeting was Well
Attended and Patriotic Ad
Last Tuesday evening, a Lih
erty Bond meeting was held in
Spring Valley, at the Zetia school
house. Captain Walter L. Toose,
Jr. of Camp Lmvis, formerly of
Dallas, spoke of the hoys in train
ing and the men at the front,
relating many incidents of camp
life, and inspiring those at home
to make their supreme el tort in
the fight for democracy. ('. W.
Marrick of Independence, spoke
of the Liberty Loan campaign,
and the various aspects of the war
in a general way. The meeting
was well attended and the spirit
of loyalty and patriotism exhib
ited bv everyone in the commun
ity. BUENA VISTA GOMES
DOWN TO OUR CITY
Young independence Boy From
Navy Principal Attraction
Isis Theatre had a Good Sized
Audience to Hear War Measu
res and War Explained
Saturday morning word was
that Hucnta Vista was coming
lown to Independence for a big
war meeting and independence
prepared to give them such a
Herbert M. Dickson, a former
Independence boy was the princi
pal attraction, being a iccent
naval soldier, who has just fin
ished a four year term in the
s nice of the United Stall's Navy,
and being on a discharge I nun
service. He expects to return ii
a few weeks to join the army. Mr.
Diekson was in l''ranee from June
I:)l7 to March I'M M, and has seen
the war situation in all its initru
eity and fright fulness ; has been
in the thick of the submarine war
are and has seen the destruction
of the Herman I'-boats by the
dozens; has been when; the ltd
gians were maimed n ml wounded
and feels that civilization de
mands the desl fuel inn of llie Mini,
lie wishes to be in the American
army when it makes its triumph d
inarch into Merlin.
lie was c red to the erthn,
slating we are doing good and
efficient work, better than we
knew. Hi! was cheerccd with
round after round of applause.
The program was curriel out as
Solo Miss (lladys Irvine; ad
.lrcss"Th War Honda", O. W.
Harrick; Solo L. H. Harrick ;iid
diess "War Hardens", (ins A.
Hurley; Solo Mrs. ('. V. Irvine;
a Idrcss "In the War Zone",
Hobert M. Dickson; Song Ameri
ca. Mr. Harrick urged that every
man should do his duty at home,
should buy bonds, help conserve
I he foods, help feed the foreign
and American soldiers in the
Allied armies, and help thus to
win the war.
Twenty autos and 100 people
were here from Htunta Vista,
headed by Major Kose, who had
his auto decorated with the black,
yellow and red stripes 01 Uel-
gium ; the blue, w hite and red
stripes of France; the green,
v bite and red stripes; crown and
khi'-ld in white stripe of Italy; the
red circle in white ground of Ja
pan; the Stars and Stripes of
America; and the flag of his own
country, the blue ground, red
cross and r-d diagonals flanked
by w hite, of England.
Liberty Loan Bonds Taken
Every Community Goes the
Limit and Goes Strong
Tuesday evening Falls city re
ports $17,500 subscribed, Mon
mouth 25,000. Independence 40,
000 and Dallas 72..TOO and the
different districts still going.
B. F. Swope, I). E. Fletcher
and i he editor of the Monitor
went to Hopvilie, Saturday even
ing and a good sized crowd had
met in the school house to hear
the Liberty Loan plan explained.
A program was given and every
one retorted they wre doing
Tuesday evening Mr. Claude
Harrick and R. W. Baker were at
Spring Valley and met with the
people of that district. Walter
Tooze, Jr. was also . present and
a fine meeting was held.
Wednesday evening B. F.
Swope, K. N. Johnson and G. A.
Hurley represented the Indepen
dence delegation at West Salem
where the people are all enthus
iastic supporters of the bonds
and are subscribing liberally.
ZONE MEETING AT
Produdt Maps from differ
ent Schoois a Feature
The Inst zon meeting for the
third circuit of the county which
Supervisor Moore has just finish
ed, was held at Broadmead
school last Saturday.
Many pedagogues, patrons and
pupils were present to enjoy the
mental and physical feasU offer
Mrs. Mangus of Ballston gave
some interesting observation les
sons with a fourth L'rade read
ing class and Miss Winters of
Perrydale presented many Val
uable devices in primary read
ing. After the sumptuous feed t
noon Mr. Moore gave helpful
suggestion in the teaching of
geography and spelling. Many
observation lessons were present
td with the fifth and sixth
Product maps which wr
gathered from various schools
throughout the county were dis
played by Supervisor Moore and
a hearty discns&ion by the teach
( i s upon the work presented
c! sed the meeting about 4:30.
Mr. Moore will begin at once
making his fourth circuit among
the schools under his supervision
arid zone meetings will be an
no u need later. History and
writing will be the subjects pre
sented to the teachers at the
next lone meetings.
REPUBLICAN C 'UNTY
Meets in Dallas Friday to
Owing to th fact that Walter
L. Tooze, Jr., J. S. Talbott and
other members of the Republi
can County Central Committee
have left Polk county. Mr. Tooze
has called a meeting for the pur
pose of tiding all vacancies. The
meeting will be' held Friday at
11:00 A. M.