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THE POLK COOTTTY OBSERVES. FRIDAY, DECEMBER SI,
published Each Toendaj and Friday.
Office J17-51 Court Street
BY LEW A. CATES.
jj Subscription Hates.
One Tear "
Biz Month 7
Tbree Month 44
Nn ub.erlDtlon taken nnleea paid
it for In advance. This la imperative.
I Enured a secona-ciass matter In
the Poetofflce at Dallas Oregon.
THE OBSERVER EXTENDS
TO ITS ENTIRE LIST OF
PATRONS AND LOYAL
FRIENDS ITS BEST WISH
ES FOR A HAPPY AND
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
ism about this no occasion for alarm Writing a letter, or a down letters,
on the part of the most timid pacifists j a not a task but a pleasure,
that we are drifting into militarism , a leuer w -----
when we provide merely .he necess
ary harbor defenses that our great
commercial centers on both coasts
may not be destroyed.
distant friends more closely together.
No letter can be more welcome man
one that deals with an interesting
subject, and certainly no subject can
6.. . "tku. defenses we ' he more interesting than the many
have admitted their necessity. All and varied wonders of Oregon. -No
tbe more indefensible, therefore, citizen of the state need be at a loss
would be the neglect to make them for something to say, for be has only
effective. But men can not "do this
work without training. We can't
march a regiment of fanners or fac
tory men down to tbe eoast and oper
ate this machinery to any purpose
without months and months cf train
ing. For this part of the program of
preparedness special training is nec
essary, and when it is needed there
will be no time to educate greenhorns
for service ot that kind.
Tbat military training and indus
trial efficiency go together is the testi
mony of General Wille, commander-in-chief
of the Swiss army, who is a
careful observer of conditions con
nected with tbe European war and
draws conclusions therefrom that are
of considerable interest to the people
of this country. General Wille be
lieves that the secret of Germany's
tremendous commercial expansion and
industrial development in recent years
lies very largely in the effect of mili
tary discipline and military precision,
which he believes have contributed in
a very large degree to Germany's in
dustrial efficiency. His theory is that
the manhood of Germany has learned
things in its military training which
have operated to the development of
greater efficiency in industry and com
merce than could have been achieved
without the disciplinary effect of oais
Of course, this is the idea of a uni
tary man, and yet it is a plausible
theory and it is quite conceivable that
bis claim for the value of military
measure of industrial efficiency may
have some basis in fact. In support
of his theory, he cites the less effic
ient Englishman, who has not had the
same disciplinary training and whose
industrial and commercial' methods
are less precise, accurate, and effic
ient. The theory thus advanced by Gen
eral Wille, moreover, appears to be
supported by the testimony of a well
known English writer, Mr. Sidney
Brooks, who contributes an article to
the current number of The Xorth
American Review, which carries a
very frank exposition of some of the
faults and shortcoming of the Brit
ish as a nation. In this article Mr.
Brooks undettakes to show what the
wai has done for England in the way
of breaking down the caste system,
destroying the false notions of rank
Ind station and eradicating contempt
for work. He says that "England's
deadliest and most enduring enemy is
ignorance, mental inertia, slipshod
ways of thinking and acting, a de
pressed average of intelligence, a pre
ference for casual improvisations ' below their cost of keep. The naer-
rule-of-thumb- methods over seientdfla ' chant cannot make a success if he
THE COUNTRY NEWSPAPER.
We oftentimes eome to a more com
plete appreciation of the worth of a
friend, an institution or a condition
by reflecting upon what would hap
pen were they to be taken from us,
says an exchange, thus by a snort
process of imagination we can more
clearly see the need or a country
newspaper. In these days of effici
ency along all lines and in all depart
ments of life, commercial, social and
otherwise, what would we do without
the newspaper f This enterprise has
become a necessity, and the field of
the country paper can never be satis
factorily filled by the city dailies. Tbe
need for each is separate and dis
tinct, and the big daily can no more
fill the needs of the different locali
ties than can a mail order house sup
ply a need for local stores.
The country newspaper, under the
management of a broad-minded, pub
lic-spirited man, is the best friend a
community ean hope to have.
The influence of a paper reaches all
classes. It is a personal friend to the
individual, be he laborer, artisan,
merchant, business man or farmer.
It is also the friend of organizations.
In a business way it is decidedly
tbe most efficient help to the patron,
making it possible for him in a short
time to accomplish some business
transaction which otherwise might
not be possible.
It is a friend who, when he is mar
ried, with genuine interest and good
wishes, describes the happy wedding.
It announces the birth of the first
wonderful child, and when death vis
its the home, with the sympathy of
a friend, writes the obituary. Thus
tie local paper finds its field of labor,
and perhaps, more than any other
business enterprise, touches life at
its vital points.
A GROWING INDUSTRY.
Dairying in the Willamette valley,
like all new industries, has not moved
forward without a single hitch. The
disorganizing effects of a tariff law
that removed all protection from the
dairyman has had an unfavorable in
fluence on the price of butterfat, and
there have been other difficulties for
the owners of cows to surmount.
One of the greatest of these diffi
culties has been poor stock. There
have been too many cows in the coun
try that could not under any circum-
alances be money makers for the rea
son that their productive capacity was
forethought and organization." ilie e
things Mr. Brooks confesses as men
acing England's welfare prior to the
war, but he pictures a "new" Eng
land, aroused by the war to a condi
tion in striking contrast with the past.
If ill be tTiie, as these German and
English precedents seem to argue,
that commercial and industrial ef
ficiency ere promoted to a eonsider-
sells his goods for less than he pays
for them, and for the same reason
the dairyman cannot hope to make
money if his cows are costing him
more than they return to him.
The remedy for this condition is
obvious better stock must be kept.
It must be determined by, test which
cows are paring their way and which
are not, and the unprofitable ones
able degree by military precision and mRt be sold to the butcher. The
discipline, the commercial interests dairymen of the upper Willamette
of their country may develop a larger
sympathy for the policy of 'national
defense. For "efficiency" is the new
watchword of the business world ev
erywhere, and it will lie more than
to look about him to find a wealth of
A campaign of this character s
peculiarly suited to Oregon's popula
tion, for the number of Oregon people
who have relatives and friends in
other states is exceptionally large.
Newcomers are numerous, and those
who have spent most of their lives
here have, in nearly every instance,
relatives and friends in other parts
of the United States who would be
interested in receiving a personal in
vitation to visit the great northwest
at the earliest opportunity.
ent county treasurer ever smoked
was in town yesieroaj. --
that cigar made him most awful sicit.
Must T been one of Curt's cam-
The water-wagon resolution will be
a favorite this New Year in Dallas.
One of, he lectures listed for Farm-
?. Garlic." by
it occurs to us fiat Broccoli, Pepper
mint and Garlic would be some bou
,t. And who is this fellow Broc-
After all of which we wish you a
unnc nd Drosnerous New lear.
Frank Pennington, wife and daugh
ter spent Christmas whu
mntW of Amity.
Mrs. Branson of Salem , it i visiting
her sister, Mrs. R, W. New- Mrs.
Rranson's husband is a guard at the
Henry Ford has awakened from his
dream of peace, and is homeward
bound, leaving bis trusted lieuten-
anto In Mmimanil rtf the TiTOTIHSraiidSL
As was predicted by tbe more sober Pe51t'n',ar; t: ft Wednesday
minded, the mission has proven a K-thni Oreeon, where he will
most dismal iaiiure, ana iuraSu teacn school
there is still nope in the Hearts oi
those remaining on foreign shores that
good will yet come from the under
taking, it is quite beyond the com
prehension of mankind bow such a
tiling could be. Multi-millionaire
Ford has expended large sums of mon
ey in his peace propaganda that at
the outset practically any school boy
in the land might have known would
result in failure. The absurdity of
the venture is now apparent.
Turkey made into stews, hash, sal
ads,brotbs and soups has kept the
memory of Christinas green in the
minds of most of us during the past
week. The scent of the turkey lasts
almost as long as it takes us to pay
our holiday bill.
Listen to this, and then improve
upon the character of your language.
Dr. Doney of Willamette university
says "(the use of slang is convincing
proof of mental deficiency."
Francisco Villa is without the con
fines of Mexico, but has he been en
tirely eliminated f
Fred Peters and wife of Twin Falls,
Minn., are spending tne w mer
Mr. and Mrs. Uittora m.
Peters is a sister of Mr. Lake.
Miss Mary Cone, a teacher in il
lamette university, and Miss Agnes
Stewart of Anacorts, Wash., are
guests at the W. E. St. Pierre home.
R M. Risser and wife spent Christ
mas with relatives in Portland. Mr.
Risser returned home Sunday Mrs.
Risser expects to visit until rruiay.
Miss Bell, who has taught the prim
ary grades in the West Salem school
tbe past four years, resigned, and
will attend the Monmouth Norma
school. She will complete the Normal
in June. Miss Bennett of Monmouth
will fill the vacancy.
A. J. Shipley returned from a
week's visit with relatives in Benton
and Lane counties on Monday.
James Short went to Corvallis on
business Monday. ,
The school children are enjoying a
The dance at Robert Rakes was
J: D. Howsman of Independence is
visiting at R. M. Bosley's.
Len Fishback is home on a vaca
tion. George Swearingen writes from Ne
braska that the cold is too severe for
him and he expects to return home
J. P. Walker has been dragging the
roads during the past week.
W. M. Fishback is still confined in
the hospital at Salem.
1ee Egleston is working for Paul
Mr. Welch has been sick the past
Mrs. A. J. Shipley and Kenneth
Hugirins visited relatives and friends
in Falls City Wednesday.
John and Pave Dove ate Christmas
dinner with R. M. Bosley and family.
.Miss Ruby Rasmussen is spending
her vacation with her parents at Cor
bett. We understand that Mr. Clapp, a
former resident of this vicinity is
quite sick in Idaho.
CRIMINAL WAS JAILED HERE.
Evan B. Kemp, Degenerate, Wanted
for Fiendish Crime.
. Evan B. Kemp, for whom a reward
is offered by Portland authorities as a
result of a dastardly crime he is ol-
! leged to have committed there earlv
I this week, was an inmate of the I'ulk
i county iail here about four Years ago.
Dallas will be temporarily immune Kemp stole a span of horses from the
from the terrible tamine that will Krebs hop ranch near Indeiienrience.
cast its teartul shadow over the state
at midnight tonight. We should be
The boys are still in the trenches,
and New Year is almost here.
A Rare and Curious Collection
of Fact and Fancy.
Once, walking down a shady street,
Sweet Cecily I chanced to meet.
A knot of crimson roses pressed
Just where the lace crossed on her
A charming hat she wore, a-tilt,
With other roses on it spilt.
Red roses, tell me true, I prayed.
Does she love me, this little maid f
Mutely they dropped, nor seemed to
When Cupid whispered in my ear.
And shyly pointed to her cheek,
And there I found a rose could
speak! , Selected.
Glen Holman believes that a groom
is a very necessary adjunct to a wed
ding, but figures that in future he
doesn 't cut much ice.
NEW HIGHWAY PROJECT
AIR LINE ROUTE BETWEEN IN
DEPENDENCE AND BENTON.
Survey. Partially Completed for Road
. ' i UanV
That Will ununK
Crooks and Turns.
What will probably prove , to be .one
. .. . ;.rtnt road develop-
in several veara
JT state 'highway, running on a
line, will he built between In
dependence and the Benton county
Although tbe matter has been
in the minds of some progressive In
dependence people for some time, ac
don was started not h,more,ts
a week ago. and on Tuesday of this
a wee s . .
wee me " " , f, :-
posed roadway were surveyed, it a
hoped to start consirucmm ----.,rfi.f
wither of the spring
me urav , -
season and to push the road to an
earlv completion, it is
travelers that the present road from
Independence to the Benton count)
line is the poorest stretch between
Portland and Pass Creek canyon be
low Cottage Grove, and this has been
an influence to hurry the plans tor
the straight line highway. The pro
posed road leads directly out on Thud
f Independence and cuts
through several farms,- where the
owners have been so anxious to see
it come that they have donated gieat
f ih; lotirU rthat its progress
might not be delayed The remain
ing distance between tne tun u
ot. Parker and the
Benton county line will be surveyed
as soon as the necessary oai "
1 the entire matter
will be laid before the county court
for its approval and supirt at tlie
The Independence people behind the
movement for the new road, which is
to have a maximum grade of 2 per
cent, throughout its length, circulated
. rilKnn omnno- the farmers last
week and secured enough signatures
and land donation to assure me roau
way. Among the farms which the
.mII t in its "crowflv" course
from Independence to the southern
bounoarv or me coumj, i mum
owned by Ernest Zelisch, Mr. King,
Piercv Dickinson, George Dickinson,
S H' McElmurrav. Messrs. Bowers,
Osborn. Stapleton' and Hill. As an
instance nt the snmt or uie lajiu
owners Mr. McElmurray donated a
stnp through his property tnat com
prises practically seven acres, and
has offered to fence the roadway if
tUa data will furnish the material.
At that place the only existing grade
on the entire route of the new '"'!
able to swim along a
however, on 7200 quarts.
that must be cuo aowu. me new
highwav will be a pa" or the Wert
Side highway, and will be: a state
road in plaee of county road. A
committee of -sponsors for the pro
ject wuted upon the governor mi
die highway commissioner some Aty,
ago and received from that group
very favorable encouragement.
The present road between Indepen
Amen and the southern county bouii.
dary is one of many grades and slops,
It Is never in gouu repn an is out
of many twists and turns. The pro.
posed road will relieve the situation
in verv way. It will make a shorter
more level route and will be properly
built to begin with. By joining the
new road with the vt est owe highway
at both ends the poorest piece of
that entire system of roads wil hat
been made as good or batter tin,
Guild Elects Officers.
The annual meeting of the Xeedle.
work Guild was held at the home of
Mrs. M. M. Ellis on Tuesday after,
noon, when the following officers wen
iaA fnr the ensuinor veRrr V
M. M. Ellis, president; Airs. Eusea
Havter and Mrs. Conrad Stafrin first fr'
and second vice-presidents, respectin-1 "
ly; Mrs. E. F. Coad, secretary; Mr. f ,
I. N. Wood, treasurer. k
To Play Californians. f
The Dallas basketball team, througipoi
its manager, Fred Gooch, has sched pjri
uled a match game with the UaroP'''
sitv of California team which wit If' 1
stop off here, en route for Seattle, mj"
January 13. The local players in1
tackling big game, but are confides L a
titat thev can produce a winning coo- W 011
Quit Bar Ahead of Time, in t
The Moose lodge of Indeoendtnifither
nuasiul tn onernte its KAlnon WnHnK. J.
dav night, (the supply of liquor bekTa'i1
exnausieu. iiici uie umi oi at m
year soft drinks, lunches and cifiWe'v
only will be served. The lodge Im!'"! :
over 250 members. he
, , rood'
A Substantial Gift. Mr. I
.T.-imes J. Hill made Albanv colIp.wth.ftre,
a Christmas present of $50,000 woni"
of securities, already well inveilK8'10
and drawing good interest. r
ever iniortant in the commercial ; industry.
struggle which is expected lo follow I The Willamette valley cannot hope
the present great war. to spring full-fledged into a dairy
' ' country of the first imwrtance. but
NEGLECTED COAST DEFENSES. with its splendid resources of climate
While this government has
John Grant, then sheriff, found him
in southern Orea-on. where he had
little while, i gone to hide. He was brousrht bacli
to Dallas to answer the eharse. hut
beintr youthful, was sent to the state
W hilp r.hA Rmoke nnm fmrl itrtwnrn t'.irr aAl.n..l at fiolnm f. P...nt
valley are rapidly learning this fact. from g,.verili pipes the political bee ! reonp-niyed the man from t.ictnres
, ... . ."jouzzes ireiieiiuiy in me onire oi v ii v , printed in I'ortlanrt paers. He char-
increasing rapidly. If this movement Auditor Gregory. Hughes is to belacterizes Kemp as a deecnernte of the
the next president, according to a re- j worst kind, and a person who would
cent prediction at one of these meet- stoop tn the meanest crimes. The
( THE SOOP JUDGE OULg OW A CKI1NP WITH THE DOCTOR J
SKi JUDSt,IHOAOOOOVIKlll lOL0 RASCAL, I
WITH THE I07S LAST until . i.
AND THE ONLV THINS. THAT TASTISl
aooo ToDAy is w-o cuT--Tr
REAL TOBACCO CHEW. I
la again called to the cob- I
pleteness of The Observw'i e
news columns today, which ii A
not unusual. And this twica t"'-'
each week throughout tits
year for only $1.50 the price 1
of most weeklies. Yon cannot '
afford to be without The 0b
server in 1916. p f
ad u .
I you'RC ASA- I I HE HAS A BAD l
i TOOTHACHE, BUT L
I A TASTE FOR SOOD I
1 7 TOBACCO. J
THE "true-blue" little chew that never goes
back on a man is W-B CUT Chewing-the
Real Tobacco Chew new cut, long shred.
Quality always the same less grinding less
spitting and the taste is better and lasts longer.
Get a pouch take a small chew and notice how the
salt brings out the rich tobacco taste.
Hifr Vy WEYMAN-BRUT0N COMPANY, SO IMm Sm, Hw T Or
continues it will have
chantre for the better on
Out of Defeat
Out of defeat and pain
Joy always enmes airain!
Than joy that follows a defeat
paid ' and erow it can become in the course j No joy can be more keen and sweet.
more attention 1o its system of coast .of a comparatively short time a dairy
defenses than to some other brunches j ing section second to none. When
of its military establishment, it nev this is accomplished the question of
erthdess has seriously neglected them 'permanent prosperity will be settled
in one most important particular. Eugene Register.
These eoast defenses, according to a
rcpnrt just made by the war depart
ment, have cost the nation not less
than 175,000,000 daring recent years, tanee. and one that possesses no in
IS8- man's mother testifies to the npiear-
Innee or criminal tendencies in his
i early youth, and tells how he was
swayed by stranire extremes of pas
sion. An cwitinz man-hunt is on
I tlinniffhoiit it lie northwest with most i
I of the peace ntlieers and policemen
in the eomitrv searchinsr diligently fur
,r VT .... . ithe man. Kemp is char.-e.! with a
K. N Wood admits that he is not fi(.n,lish ta,k on m.1m, Mwrf
-Warv C. Davics.
the most liandstHne man in town, but
WRITE A LETTER.
lues not deny uhat
We dare sav that some of the foot-
A movement of statewide impor-1 prints left in the sands of time show
' $ufe the same authority declares they
are woefully undermanned. There is
au estimated shortage of at least 20,
000 men to make these coast defenses
really effective, and in ease of actu
al attack there would be absolutely
no trained men for some of these de
fenses, which tlierefore would be of
little use and would provide an in
vader with eewr opportunity to land
on our shore.
On this particular point of pre
paredness there seems to be little
room for dispute. With immtnse
stretches of ocean front to defend up
on both coasts, certainly the least we
considerable amount of merit, is tbe
writing of letters bv residents of
Oregon to friends and acquaintances
abroad with a view to inducing set
tlement, or at least advertising" tbe
resources, advantages and scenic beau
ty of the commonwealth. The Cham
ber of Commerce of Portland is spon
sering the undertaking, and in order
to accomplish the purpose a week is
to be set apart for this letter-wrifi-ing
publicity campaign, during which
period every person in Oregon is ask
ed to write a letter. The mat of the
movement is a total of 2."0.00n tour
ists in 191(1, which, it is asserted, will
that the shoes badly need half-soling.
in a lonely, wooded spot in Portland
early in the seek. Authorities are
confident that he will be arrested, or
that he will kill himself when he
learns that be is being hunted.
Students Work on Newt Stories.
The historical reviews to be written
by students of the innior Kmrlish
ean be expected to do is to provide ; mean 5,000,000 new dollars added to
not only machinery fnr defense, but
tbe men trained to make use of it
There is nothing smacking of militar-
Oregnn's commercial capital.
It is a movement in which every
one ean well afford to take part.
Some people may not dress just ae
rtriiuuie v, me taaitni ui lire iiveiT-1 , . ,, ... . ,
stable roustabout or the erst while ! r"Tl j ?n
journalist but there i, eon.ola.ion in ""t "Z .T'L -""T?,
the knowledge that some people know J1' thL!jrk,t,nir.T f t)l'Ja
enough to comb tbeir hair in the hack it,.e "' students before
classes were dismissed for Christmas.
And a man who doesn't comb his ; T!". be historical in
hair in the back is like the ostrich, p6"'1'"'" W1,.h P""' Polk county
who. because his bead is hidden, thinks i P"""" he students are doinir
he is unseen. One's bark should bej ""T'1 r ,ha' P",rt of ,h wn' ""nnir
merely a reflection of his front. ,hf,r P. """day hours. The inter
thoneh a good front goes a long wav I W1" Published in The Ob
in this world. " server as soon as the Ensrlisfc denart-
Bient has passed upon and graded the
Some women would much rather i Pr"-
Iwaar m.ilh all mv wnt-l.llv onivla I I
tjiee end.m." than to bear' that omi-j M- rril B- "dlnnton of Seattle ,
nous word "ofeev." arnved in Dallas hut nieht to spend
month with ber parents. Mr. audi
Senator Curt. Hawk?, who sold Mrs. H. P. Shriver and daughter,
Fred Holman the nrt eisrsr the pre- Karhrrn Jennings.
f me tl
Trusting that our friends enjoyed
pi of Eol
to in tow
Jfr. and !
id, vn Wi
flh fmri o
a Merry Christmas, we wish
one and all
A Happy New Year-
Those who are not our customers should?
start the approaching New Year right W
patronizing this store. Green trading stamp j
Dallas Grocery Co
8nccesson to Simontoa & Scott.
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