Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, March 29, 1918, Image 1

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    "Billion Dollar Story."
f ..!. tn aid th farmers
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Immediate ocneni, name
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f and push altogether now
y energy.
I, voo read this chapter;
tr with
wife, family and
lt lies two market reports
I i . A . ! 1
one. wnat remiicr
tie wo v"i"v"-"
other t commission house
will firt quote what the
hnnti were paying the
Li.ii.ti were paying me
i Merchants February 22,
VM) HKht and thin 17-19c
fthipped. a light veal, weight
received $9.57. As the
"of good quality he should
Led at 19c per pound or
the express and five per
ission. Had this farjner
consignment, demanding
hi would have received
i i j i
fry. farmers snoum bcmu
I of former experiences; we
liilish them, then you will
fiilue of the voucher as a
Lur goods if you have any
1 a future issue of this pa
ll tell you the work of res
tat forget to send in your
present experiences.
lm, 230 lbs, lS-lilC.
I (name given on request)
?lr hog, and on five hogs
w 10-12'c; steers 12
I 12-13c.
i-Old roosters 20c; stags
riiuts 2fi-28c; broilers 35c;
jr; live turkeys 25c, dressed
province of his office, but that, be
cause of the extraordinary import
ance, he will investigate. He will pro
cure copies of the contracts.
Work as Carried Out in Polk and
Marion Counties for Past Year
Proves to be Efficient
of hard labor; they know every re
tailer in the city, and many outside;
they get letters of iajoiry from out
side markets and ship, irettinir better
Think over the prices; they work for the farmer.
interests. Would you like to know
their names? We will ask them to
advertise.. An honest commission
merchant gives the benefit of any rise
in the marketer you must submit
to the decline of prices, alio farm
ers living at some distance from the
city, can't afford to pay the expense of
selling a veal or hogs, besides when
on Market street, or in the city, he
would be subject to sharks who would
neece mm "good and proper." But
the state will protect you from sharks
if you emake a proper use of th
THE VOUCHER is a paper faent
with the check) which serves to
vouch as a guarantee the truth of
what the goods were sold for, and to
whom they were sold. Thus you can
trace your veal, hog, etc., to the re
tailer, who is willing to certify the
price he paid. We have asked at
torneys Fletcher & Barrick, of Inde
pendence, Oregon to cite us the law,
and they replied as follows:
A recent conversation discloses
the fact that farmers have frequent
ly sustained losses in their dealings
with commission merchants, for the
sale of farm products, and it is ap
parent thut this difficulty could be
avoided if the law pertaining to these;
transactions was thoroughly under
stood and closely followed."
"As will be seen by a perusal of
the Session Laws enacted by the 1913
Legislature, all commission merchants
are required to obtain a license from
the Public Service Commission, before
entering into a commission business I .
and thereafter are subiect to reirula-1 Children Urged to Interest
tion by said commission.
Pursuant to the staule Uiey are re
quired to furnish a bond conditioned
upon the faithful performance of the
obligations arising from their trans
actions with the producer, and as pro
vided in Section 4 of said act; "when
ever a license sells any horticultural
or agricultural produce or farm pro
ducts, he shall render a true state
ment in writing to the consignor.dur-
:een 12c; salted 14c; calf
be: nu s 10-11 c.
larket very uncertain.
lie lies circulars ' sent out
We will quote from one
Sliest farmers to occasion-
fis a few of their circulars
ip them on file.)
-19'4c; ordinary 1(-I8e.
vet is in the dark; he does
Mat they call "fancy" or
If "fancy" there is a
m price of $1.00 to $1.50
I'd with above quotations,
m as "ordinary" a dirTer-
i?2.50 to $-1.50 per hundred.
commission, and a voucher
fie farmer would know the
fed and what class it was
veal sold for $20.00, the
is $1.00, and he has $19.00
freight; perhaps a gain of
Is that not a premium
sfaction of knowing all
j uusiness is a premium
f subscription is a proof
predate these premiums.
jO-21V4c; ordinary, 19-20c,
I'urreo "ordinary," a loss
kPound or on a 150 nnnn,1
and on five hogs is
riou afford to remain long-
ino Prce quoted. He says,
fP market prices." From
to ship "sio-ht unseen?"
wnds out thousand
rh'n must be "good, see-
s a it, and plenty of suck-
ages him,
!l this subject together.
' a" that is to be known
""e ISSUe rtf tMa nana.
P'8 issues many farmers
I ,eif Pt experiences, not
r'nnp. hnf oi,,i t
Wllwantt ij ....
, iciiu anu pro-
i IOr tin w,
"mn was ever en
i 8 judgment so correct
f U8 hut that circumstanses
j f rience, Would teach him
J w .and apprise him of
T 8 which he thought him
ln taUrted- He knew
mose ideas which
ared the nw ,i
er6 fornix ,
ice t'u V Drought
7 t0 be altogether im-
(Z the serves of
Vift fiv! 61 ?nces' a3 are
Padeattt me" have
at the cost of years
The new zone system for rural
Bchool supervision, after beinz tried
out one year in Polk and Marion
counties and certain sections of East
em Oregon, formerly is declared an
efficient and successful plan. Profes
sor M. S. Pittman, head of the depart
ment of rural education, this last week
said the teachers, pupils and school
supervisors had speeded up their work
and each had learned much from the
Under the plan each county is divid
ed into six zones. The county super
visor spends an entire week in each
zone, He studies its characteristics
and observes how it t is progressing
with class-room work. The teacher
draws up outlines and follows well-established
peragogical principles in pre
senting the lesson. After the super
visor has seen how each teacher pre
fers to teach, a "critique" is held, all
teachers of the zone being present.
The principles of the system, it is ex
plained, are very similar to those rec
ommended by the United States De
partment of Education. The chief pur
pose of the system is self-instruction
and an exchange of ideas,
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People Will Have More Time to Work
In DaylightClocks to be Set
Ahead Hour Saturday-
selves in Planting War Gardens
to Feed the Soldiers.
A meeting was h'dd at the Isis on
Monday afternoon for the purpose of
organizing a war garden committee
and to interest parents and children in
utilizing every bit of space available
for the planting of war gardens. Mr.
Floyd Moore acted as chairman and
onened the meetiner with a few well
ing the following week, of the amount I chosen remarkSf pointing out facts
sold and the price received." And a)(fat potato and bean culture that
upon the failure or tne commission would be of benefit to an. He said
merchant, to comply with the provi- j that we mugt not sneer at the efforts
sions of the statute, complaint may of the boys and gh.S( but pat them on
be made by filing with the Public Ser- the back an(J encouvage and praise
vice Commission, within thirty days j them He quoteci president Wilson
of the date of shipment, an affida- thus. "The boys here are as import
vit setting forth the matter complain- j ant ag the g0itje,.s going "over the
ed of, and within one year after the t()p I, He gai(j that we mxlsi conserve
right of action has accrued, the 'pr0(iuce an( give,
amount due may be recovered. j jjr Gilmore of Monmouth, was the
And now we're going to save day-
ngm ana win the war.
Clock's in Independence and all over
the United States will be shoved for
ward at 2 a. m. Sunday, March 31, and
for the following five months daylight
will be saved. This is the purpose of
the bill just passed by congress.
The idea is that all clocks as well as
watches be turned forward one hour
and then in October push them back
an hour until another spring, and
when the United States does this it
will be adopting the same saving sys
tem that is now in vogue in many of
tne European countries.
Saving daylight is a war measure.
It gives an additional hour in the
morning. It brings the day's work
well within the daylight period and
saves eyes and artificial light. It giv
es the war gardener more time before .
dark in the afternoon in which to en
courage his crop.
Will Reduce Light B;I!s.
Among: other practical results it is
Lestimated that it will save 1,000,000
ton3 of coal a year and will save gas
and electric light bills to the tune of
$40,000,000 a year, it will increase
foodstuff production by giving more,
time for work in the gardens: it will
reduce the number of traffic acci
dents; it will improve public health
and morals by giving more daylight
hours for both recreation and work;
it will speed up freight movements by
giving an extra hour of daylight for
overtime ;work at the "docks and
freight terminals; it will stimulate
Scottao.Norway is saving- daylight
too, so in Denmark and Sweden, Bel
gium, Austria, parts of Canada and
the Australian Federation.
baseball which can be started at a la-, bells conform. And then Holland
ter hour; it will be of especial bene- trailed in and afterward came Nova?
fit to women in industry, as they will
stop work at the time of day when
their nervous strain is greatest.
Is Successful Elsewhere. Y
Each of the foregoing advantages
has been carefully calculated estima
ted and demonstrated by experts, and
the results obtained by daylight sav
ing in other countries have been high
ly successful.
People are creatures of habit. They
look at the clock and govern them
selves accordingly. Thus, with the
clocks put ahead an hour, people will
get up an hour earlier and go to bed
an hour earlier according to the old
Benjamin Franklin was the ivnen-
tor of the present daylight saving
idea. He published the idea in the
Journal de Paris in 1784 in an article
on "Economical Project for Diminish
ing the Cost of Light." Franklin
showed the modern working soheme
in his article. The idea lay dormant
however, until 1907, when an English
man named Willett published. "The
Waste of Daylight." Willett had a
bill introduced on the subject at ev
ery session of parliament without suc
cess. The first bills were' treated as
a joke and later they were pigeon
holed. Willett was considered a crank
and a butt for the jokesmiths. Poor
old Willett died before he saw his
story adopted by the nations, but to
day the watches and clocks of Eng
land are Wttletted as the blooming
Britishers say.
Other Countries Adopt Plan
It was Germany, however, which
first applied the1 Franklin-Willett
idea, This was in 1915, when Ger
rpany took the step to incrfease the
manufacture of war munitions. The
practical results were recognised and
England adoputed the plan in May
1916, and France followed the follow
ing month. Italy tried it the same
. John C. Brown was bof n In Mor
gan county, Ohio, the 24th day of
April, 1840. He died on his farm
north of town March 26th, 1918, age
77 years, 11 months and 2 days. Mr.
Brown volunteered for service of his
country from April 2, 1862, to June
1, 1865, serving under General John
A. Logan and General Grant, also
in that famous March to the Sea under
General Sherman. Mr. Brown on a
furlough in 1863 was married to Miss
Diannah Bacon, To this union was
bom two sons, one dying in infancy,
one P. M. Brown surviving.
Mr. Brown was raised as a Quaker
in which he believed faithfully up to
his death. He came to Oregon by
the way of the Central Pacific to
San Francisco, thence to Portland,
on the old steamer John L. Stevens,
and up the beautiful Willamette Val
ley, settling in Eola, October 7, 1872,
where he followed the carpenter work
for a number of years over -a good
portion of Polk county, finally mov
ed to his farm near Independence, ,
where he has resided since 1887,
He was a member of the Gibson
Post G. A. R. of Independence and
was very patriotic with its work.
He leaves to mourn his loss one son
Frances Brown and three grand-children,
also one brother and 5 half
brothers who are in the east.
,The funeral services was held from
the Presbyterian church on Wednes
day afternoon, Dr. Dunsmore officiat-
month as England and the pope de- . ing. The old soldiers had charge of
clared for it and ordered that church the funeral.
It is further provided that any com
mission merchant who fails to com
ply with the provisions of this act.
next speaker and he won the hearts of
the children from the very start. By
the time he was through speaking, ev.
Word of the
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shall be deemed guilty of a misdea ery boy am) gjri present felt like they
meanor and upon conviction tneieoi
shall be punished by a fine of not less
than $25.00, or more than $100.00, and
the concelation of his license.
Reader, do you not appreciate this
information? We have many more
such Premiums in store for you dur
ing the year. Mail us the coupon,
and if convenient, the subscription
you will not want to miss one chapter
in the story. s
German Brewers
Hold Hop Growers
Will Not Cancel Contracts So That
Land Can be Sown to Grain Mat
ter in Attorney General Hands
German brewers in New York re
fuse to cancel hop 'contracts made be
fore the war was 'declared covering
crops of several thousand acres in
Polk and Washington counties, and
growers, who are anxious to turn the
land into the production of grain for
the government, have asked Attorney
General Brown if there is any way in
which contracts can be annulled with
out giving the brewers recourse
against them. A representative grow
er of Hillsboro whose name for the
present in withheld, has written in De
half of the growers, declaring that
hops are being cultivated under pro
test. ittwndv General Brown says that
technically the question is not in the i
wanted to plant war gardens enough
to at least feed one soldier. Mr. Gil
more sets the example by doing him
self what he urges the boys and girls
to do.
Prof. Center of the O. A. C. was the
third speaker and he was so full fo his
subject that the words fairly tumbled
over one another in his earnestness
and zeal to impress upon all the abso
lute necessity of each one doing their
share in this great movement. While
not many were present, all that were
there expressed themselves as being
Wvpflt1v enthused over the project and
the earnest looks on the faces of the
bright boys and girls proved that thay
had been deeply impressed and had
begun to realize more clearly the re
sponsibility that lay upon them. Of
ficers elected and committees appoint
ed were as follows:
G A. Hurley was elected cnairman
and' Prof. H. A. Wright temporary
chairman, to plan for a meeting to
be held at a later date, when Prof. L.
j Allen of the O. A. C. Extension De
partment .will furnish free of charge
interesting and instructive poultry
films, besides other numbers of inter
est Prof, P. O. Powell of Mon
mouth, also gave an , interesting and
instructive address.
Pure Bred Poland
Write Frankie
D. Box 85, maepen-i
vaw sale-two
rhwn Male nog.
cvlirunk R- P-
If you were badly in need of a RANGE and had a chance
to buy one of the BEST RANGES on EARTH at a Reduc
tion of $16.50 what would you do?
Why you would jump at the chance. Now, the first per
son to come to our store, plank down $72.50, will get a
lain back on high closet, White Porcelain Enamel Oven
Door Panel, polished top no Stove Blacking; body made
of American Ingot Iron oven thermometer, Pacific Coast
Fire Box, will accommodate 27-inch wood. Lined throu
ghout with Asbestos and save , . ...... . .,
& Walker