Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19??, April 19, 1917, Image 3

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CLOVERDALE COURIER
cut in acreage w hich is feared, due to
th e high price of seed and labor. T he
P ublished E v e r ; T h u rsd ay
present crisis and th e urgent need of
larger production makes the m a tte r of
P ra n k T aylor, E ditor and P u b lish er.
increased crop production doubly ltu-
“ Entered as second-class m a tte r, Nov­ portant.
em ber 13th, 1905 at the post office at Clo-
verdale, Tillamook County, Oregon, u n ­ WARNING AGAINST BASELESS STORIES.
der Act of Congress, March 3rd, 1878.
In th e interest of justice and fair play
tow
ard those of our fellow citizens who
S u b sc r iptio n R a t ' s »
One Year, in a d v a n c e .........................$1.00 m ay be affected, the Courier would
Six Months
...................... ........ * .50 again caution its readers against giving
Three M o n th s .............................................25 credence to stories which are cisculated
Single C o p y .................................................05
to im pune one’s loyalty to th e Stars and
Stripes. While there may occasionally
A d v e r t is in g K .' trs
Displayed Advertisements, 61 cents per be an isolated case of sem e person of
inch per m onth, single colum n. Ail foreign birth m aking a disloyal rem ark
Local Reading Notices, 10 cents per or c om m itting a disloyal act, it ia well
line for each insertion.
T im ber land notices
$10.00 or. general principles to denounce
H omestead notiees
5.00 stories of this sort. Frequently these
Political A nnouncem ent Cards
$10.00 stories are started w ith malice afore­
th ought to do some person a grave in ­
jury, and it is for this reason th a t we
J ob D epartment
My J o b D e p a rtm e n t ¡scomplete in every advise th a t no oue repeat auv story
respect a n d 1 am able to do all kinds which is calculated to do a fri'ind or ac­
Commércial Jo b P rinting on short
quaintance a n injury.
notice a t reasonable prices.
T H U R SD A Y . A PR IL 19, 1917.
DION T WANT SPENCE AT ALL.
A Beaverton m an tells of a funny se­
quel to the meeting of parent-teaehers
ABNORMAL SPRING CONDITIONS.
association of th a t town Wednesday
I n practically every section of th e night. R obert K to h n , physical director
north w e st spring work ia unusually late. of the Po rtla n d schools, had expected to
A comparatively small a m o u n t of spring address th e meeting, b u t found a t th e
plowing has been done. Such condi­ last m om ent th a t he could not fill the
tions of farm operations, combined with engagement. A Po rtla n d organization
an acute labor situation and abnorm ally was appealed to for an o th e r speaker and
favorable m a rk e t conditions for farm th e gentlem an selected wa* m et a t the
crops increases general farm in te re st in train b)- the reception com m ittee. Be­
e v e ry th in ? th a t can be done for losi ing a stranger th e visitor wae queried as
tim e in plant growth. The labor s itu a ­ to bis proposed address and replied th a t
tion in some sections will be very acute he would talk against the bond«. Th«
du rin g ha ving and harvesting, owing to j ladies were in a quandrv for a moment,
th e large dra ft made on laborers joining but finally explained th a t Beaverton
th e colors.
was for the bonds and they did not
I t seems to us says the Porland L i r e 1 th in k it proper to introduce the topic in
Stock R eporter th a t a very effective ! an educational meeting. H e therefore
m ethod of meeting the situation is to returned to P ortland with an undeliv­
m ake liberal use of available p la n t food ered address and it is said t h a t inquiry
in th e form of fertilizers. Such plant as to who he was brought th e reply th a t
food not only gives a vigorous sta rt to he was C. E. Spence.—Hillsboro In d e ­
wheat, corn, potatoes and other crop", pendent.
but, with favorable w eather conditions, |
m a in ta in s rapid, vigorous crop growth,
THE SLAB CREEK SAGE SAYS
which does a great deal to c o m bat dis­
ease attacks and leads to largest yields
People w ith long laces absorb much
of best quality and early m a tu rity .
sunshine and reflect none.
If such speeding up of crop grow th is
beneficial u n d e r normal conditions,
Most photographers would have to
m uch more is to be advised under the shut up shop if people could see th e m ­
present crop conditions, which have not selves as other see th e m .
been equalled in favorableness within
Did you ever notice how few people
th e m em ory of th e average active
there are present w hen anyone happens
farm er. Speeding up crop production
to say nice things about you.
by liberal use of fertilizers a great deal
I t isn’t work th a t kills. Its the worry
will have been done toward m a in ta in in g
th e production of food products a t th e ir caused by having to work th a t increases
usual level, in spite of the threateued a n u n d e r ta k e r ’s bank balance.
Taylor Real Estate Agency
Fifty acres of up-land, close to Clover-
dale, practically ail cleared and fenced,
no buildings, a t $100 per acre. If you
have a stnaP a m o u n t of money to pay
down 1 will help you make th e first
p a ym ent.
One hundred and sixty acres near
Meda a t $25 an acre. Five cows and
some young stuck on this place th a t will
be throw n in. A small cash pay m e n t
down will secure this place. M ight
consider a trade on part of the principal.
T his place for sale or rent.
Five h u n d re d dollars down will buy
th e nw ' j of th« ac
th e n
of
the sw >4 of section 3, and th e e \4 of
the se Jq section 4, tow n 5 south, range
10 west. I can rent you th is place, if
you want it, a t a very reasonable price.
W h a t have you to trade for 160 acres,
th e old Schaler place. Will consider
eastern or Canada property. Tell us
what you have and keep th e ball roll­
ing.
The J o h n Weiss saw mill, th e o r e
th a t m akes money every tim« the wheel
goes round. Let us explain th e term s
and price on this money-maker.
We have a residence property at P a ­
cific City th a t can be bought for half
cash, balance to suit purchaser. You
know th a t Pacific City will some dav be
the ideal su m m e r resort and t h a t p ro p ­
erty will be higher. W hy not buy now
while there is a chance for an in v e st­
m ent.
Buying, selling or tra ding real estate
and business enterprises our big bold.
We have realty from Tim ber to Nesko-
win and business ente%>riaes scattered
along th e wav. th a t can be bought
right. Find us if you are in th e m a rk e t
and if yon are not in th e m arket for
some of th e snaDS I have, get in. A tip
t h a t ’s worth taking.
Taylor Real Estate Agency
C loierdale. Oregon.
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The Girl
Next Door
A S ketch of Ju v en ile
Love
By F. A. M1TCHEL
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Spring is the season of flowers and
love, as has beeu remarked before, it
seems, to the present writer. H e does
not claim originality for the remark.
But it is as tr u e now as It was wheu
first made, some centuries ago, and all
English and American poets from
Chaucer to the present poet laureate
have enlarged ou the theme.
W hy not use it, therefore, to intro
duce a little tale, or sketch, rather, of
a very young man and a very young
maid and flowers and flour?
Billy A therton was nearing e lx te e n -
tba t is, he was a t an age when two
things monopolized the limited space
there was in his undeveloped brain,
the first being his clothes, the second
a girl. It may seem absurd to put
i the clothes before the ghl, but sn< h is
the proper relation. There are a great
many girls, but only one wardrobe, for
a young m an, and be requires that
j wardrobe to be exactly in vogue.
T he first sign Billy showed of a p ­
proaching manhood was when he was
j fourteen. Then he displayed marked
concern about his neckwear.
Later
a new complication developed: then
! the period for long trousers came on
T he color of his n erkw ear must match
j the color of his 60 cks. Nothing would
j Induce him to w ear socks that were
not clocked
His favorite shade for
bis scarf and socks was a brilliant
yellow, and woe betide the tailor who
produced a pall of t r a c e r s for binr.
that were not short enough to display
6even eighths of bis hosiery!
When Billy was invited to bis first
formal dance be was confronted with
tue most im portant question thus far
of his life. Should he wear a sw allow ­
tail or a tuxedo? If a tuxedo, should
he wear a white or black vest, a w hite
or black tie? In Hilly's time boys of
his age were supposed to pass upward
and onw ard to full dress through a
tuxedo. So. notw ithstanding tha t he
was Invited to a formal dam e. he must
wear a tuxedo.
Consultation with half a dozen othei
boys of his age soon cleared the way
through the vest and tie problems
They were to lie liotb black. But Billy
struck a snag on the collar. There was
unfortunately a division of opinion
Some of the boys ruled for a standing,
some for a turndow n collar. During
the afternoon before the dance Billy
w as in a fever of suspense w hether It
should be standing or turndow n Final
ly the m a tte r w as settled by a tele
phone message from his huhenlnsher.
who, a f te r consulting a periodh-al giv­
ing such fashions, assured Billy th a t if
he wore a nything except a turndown
collar the bottom would drop out of
the universe. T hat settled the final
momentous question as to how Billy
should be arrayed on going to big tirst
formal dance.
Since Billy was to e n te r upon hi«
flrst love affair during the evening of
this dance one w ould suppose th a t the
apparel of the girl ho was to full In
love w ith should be also described
Betty Iliusdale. aged fourteen nml
ten months, was as much concerned
about her party get up as was Billy
shout his apparel. A dress had been
especially prepared for the occasion
But if her costume were to be a t nit
uutely described ns Billy's has been it
would require a woman to do the Jot».
This would Involve tw o persons to
write the story. Hence I can only say
tha t when Betty was paraded before
her fa th e r In her party dress be 1m
mediately ordered It lengthened a t both
ends. This Is all the information I
can give on the subject.
T he apparel of the e two young per
«ons being the roost Important part of
this story has necessitated Its being
Introduced In the beginning. It Is now
necessary to mention a certain spring
day when Billy had put on his base­
ball suit and w as in his ba^k yard
sunning himself, occasionally throwing
a ball against the brick wall of his
home.
Billy was standing within a few
feet of the house examining a tear In
the ball be bad been tossing when he
was surprised a t a fine powder settling
all over him
He brushed It oft. but
more settled In Ita place. He looked
op to see whence It came All he saw
was (bat It had em anated from a win
dow In the houae next door.
Billy waa puzzled
N ererthelesa be
suspected th a t some one was show er­
ing him. Bending his head over bis
ball for awhile, be raised his eyes sod
denly and saw the laughing face of a
girl a t a window. It w as dra w n In
with astonishing rapidity. Billy w a it
sd and watched for some time, but
there waa no reappearance of either
the girl or the flour that had whitened
him.
Ilf it reiiiemlierod (hat lb's wn*.
springtime. One morning when Billy
was getting himself late for breakfast
by a painful Indecision as to which
cravat out of more than tw enty he
should w ear be cast his eyes aside
from the mirror liefore him —It was
very close to a w indow —and saw a
girl planting seeds or roots In the yard
next door. He at once divined tha t
she w as the maid who Imd floured
hint, and he wished for something
with which to return the compliment,
fn the window was a box of plants,
and the plants were budding. Billy
began to throw the buds at the girl,
who was pretty.
A man would have been surprised a t
seeing a flower drop uear him and
would have looked to see w here It
came from. Not so this young lady.
She was conscious of th e fact th a t a
young m an lived next door. She re­
membered to Lave dropped flour on his
shoulders and was on th e lookout for
a response. In fact, she had seen Billy
a t his window am kl a rainbow of
cravats. Given a girl in a hack yard,
a young m an a t a window, and it Is
to lie supposed th a t the girl will ex
poet something.
1 Billy tossed sprigs anil flowers.
j which fell to the girl's right, to her
I left, before her, behind her. hut she
paid no attention to them. T hen he
went to the bathroom, filled a tum bler
with w a te r aud, returning to Ids w in­
dow. sent the contents In a spray on
the flower planter. T here w as jus!
enough of n sprinkling Jo cause her to
frnr a douche. She arose from her
w ork and marched into the house. On
her way site cast a glance up at BBIy
and m ade a “ face" at him. Itllly hi
return th re w her a kiss from tlie tip*
of his (In'icrs
This tim e Billy saw enough of the
girl to be sure tha t sin* was pretty
What else she was lie did not know
and did not care to know, lie had at
tra tod her attention though lie had
been obliged to sprinkle lu r to do so
She had brought the sprinkling on
herself by giving him a stage snow­
storm. and as for rlio face she had
mode at him lie did not mind tha t a
bit.
The next day w hen Billy was going
up the steps, getting out bis latchkey,
who should come out of the front door
of the next house but the girl. She
passed him with her nose iu the air,
but she had scarcely reached the side­
walk when Billy beard a giggle. lie
turned aud tried to get up bis courage
to follow and Jo'.n her. but lie Imd uot
beeu Introduced to her, and should she
scorn him he would never recover from
the blow. She bad floured him and lie
hud (lowered her, but this did not con
stitute an Introduction. He would uo
more dare speak to her without the
formal Introduction required in eocial
life than he would return to his knick­
erbockers.
Such was the condition bet ween these
two next door neighbors when Itllly
was Invited to his first* formal dance
He liegnn t.> a rra y himself a t l! o'clock
for a function th a t w as supposed to
begin at half pust 8. Much time was
required. Me put three sets of studs
In Ids sh irt .before he was satisfied
with a set of tiny mosaics. He had
Inserted gold links i i Ills cuffs, and
this necessitated a fu rth e r change, for
had he worn mosaic studs with gold
sleeve buttons he would expect to he
orderid out of the house by the host.
The tying of his neckw ear was anoth­
er delay requiring some twenty-live
minutes. He succeeded In placing It
above the collar button, but was In
terror lest It »lip down.
lie was lufi ruled by his mother, who
-loud by him nobly !u this critical
period »if his life, th a t be would purely
I n * late, and at hist I k * put the flulshlug
touches to bis m akeup and. going
dow nstairs and out. entered a limou­
sine tliat bad beeu smumoued to trans-
port him to the scene of ho|»od for con­
quests. * As he was driving aw ay a
car stopped uext door. He wondered
If th e girl who lived there w as going
anywhere.
Billy on reaching his destination
spent half ail hour iu the dressing
room.
W hether it w as for fu r th e r
a rra nge m ent of Ids apparel or a stage
fright ut appearing a t his first function
there is uo record. Nevertheless ho
held on to the banister ou his way
down.
He made his bow to the
hostess and w as a t once ta k e n off by
a member of th e family to be present­
ed to some of the young ladles he dhl
not know.
T hose Invited were all supposed to
he bet ween fifteen and seventeen,
though some of the girls bad barely
turned fourteen. Billy was introduced
to several girls 111 succession s a d was
landed for a similar purpose before
another when lie stood stock still. She
was the girl next door.
“ Miss Betty Hinsdale, this Is Mr.
Atherton!**
Wily all the retiring qualifies are at
trlhuted to the softer sex It Is difficult
to explain. Billy, as he expressed It
a fte rw a rd , w as taken “ flat aback.”
Miss H insdale w h s as cool us a cucum ­
ber. Billy stam m ered something like
"pleasure of a dance,” whereupon she
threw back her head with nil the air
>f a society belle, at the sam e time
thrusting out a dance card with not a
vacancy on It. But Billy soon caught
■ ip with her. He erased several name«
md boldly wrote his own nam e In
their place.
Minute accounts of love affairs may
<e plen.-dugly realistic, hut they re­
quire nrptch spa* c. But it doesn't re­
quire* mn« h time for a hoy of sixteen
to fall In love. Billy did the falling
like a hom e painter from « scaffold—
very suddenly
But be w as a dead
man. so fa r as I Is heart was concern­
ed, long before the evening was over.
He had not only been made acquaint­
ed with the girl next door, but had
fallen madly In love with her.
The flouring, the flowering and the
sprlnklbig, and all that, were over,
and another phase of the affair was
begun.
But th a t phase has been so often por­
trayed th a t we will leave these young­
sters a t the end of the beginning of
their affair by merely stating th a t the
love sp a ts w ere so num erous oue would
»uppose tha t they were bitter enemies
Instead of lovers
Billy w-as a t one
moment In the clouds, the next in the
slough of dcspnlr. This up and down
condition lasted till ho went to college,
when he succeeded In getting a d m it­
ted to the university baseball team,
and from this moment he forgot the
girl n e x t door. But It Is only fair to
her to say t h a t before she m arried
she bad been engaged six times.
More failures are due to lack of will
than to lack of strength.
In Latin Ainerb-a sun dried beef la
stretched for tethei ropes.
A telephone wire sw ings for 1.200
yards across the Yukon river.
Portugal mnkes ability to read and
write a requirement for suffrage.
Japanese bread is shajietl somewhat
like a stick of bamboo, being sold In
strings.
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Counts
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In ever line of Merchandise, but none
more especially than in
HARDWARE
Our large stock is in every instance the best that can be had
and our aim will be to keep the high standard up.
Builders’ Hardware,
Tools
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves Hanges, Farm and
Garden '(¿mils
And every tiling usually kept in a first-class hardware store, and
all goods are of the liest quality.
Alex McNair & Co., Tmamootore.
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