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4 MONROE INDEPENDENT VOL. 6 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR MONROE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY. AUGUST 16. 1917 NO. 33 WASHINGTON WEEKLY INOUSTRIAL REVIEW ]eign ones this country now a IEARk BBIX WRITES OF an opportunity to regain its su- Wenatchee Orchardists Making Sur. veys Against Car Shortage, Labor Shortage and Storage Facilities f Mitsui & Co., the great Japa- nese shipping and shipbuilding company, to build large wooden shipyard in Seattle for construc- tion of wooden ships to run in connection with its large fleet of steel boats. Our present ship- ping laws do not encourage American owned ships in normal times and the Pacific trade must be cared for by other nations. Wenatchee orchardists making surveys against car shortage, la- bor shortage and storage facili- ties. The railroad storage will be-classified as to cold storage, frost.proof storage and tempe- rary storage, while the farm storage will include only the frost proof and thetemporary kinds. Walla Walla--Two grain ele- vators nearing completion here. Hoquiam -- Fifteen Slavonian families purchase 1,600-acre tract near here. Raymond--Three-story theatre arid hotel building contemplated here. South Bend--New Studebaker plant here, covering nearly five acres, will represent investmen~ of about $2,000,000. With a labor problem, the country at war, conservation of energies and resources a neces sity and nitrates essential for crops, .we should demand fair legislation from congress encour- # aging development of water- power, thus conserving labor and fuel and' furnishing fertilizer so necessary for the soil. / Pullman--Plans or~ foot for municipal swimming pool here. Pasco~The Pacific Power & Light Co.-at Pasco will build a new central switching station tfor a 66,000-volt system which they Will install here. The building and equipment will be erected about two blocks east of the mu- nicipal docks, at an estimated east of $100,000. North Yakima--Indications are that tonnage of sugar" beets pro- duced in Yakima valley this year will swamp capacity of million dollar factory of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. now building here. Washtucna--$300,000 land deal closed here by Washtucna Land & Livestock Co. Otis Orchards--Earl Fruit Co. to build large warehouse here. "Tgcoma--7,500 men ~vorking on the 1~000 buildings at Camp Lewis; 46,000 men to be housed; $500,000 hospital to be built. Mount Vernon-- Cook road from Sedro-Woolley to near Burlington to be paved at cost of $79,651.95. Government dam at Union Gap completed at cost of $144,264. Walla Walls county gets $11,- 000 for roads from auto licenses. Assessed valuations on personal property raise $1,000,000. t / Oakviile cheese factory gets 6,000 pounds of milk daily. Will sfiip product soon. Leavenworth -- Expectations running high here that this lo- cality is to get :smelter. W ashtuena~Pessimistic view on wheat ~rop held uncalled for; crop good I,f congress'~ can be moved to pass legislation giving American shtps~n .even chance with for- . .. .: - - , premacy on the seas; why delay action ? Odessa First wheat comes in here, brings $2 a bushel. Pull- man district reports 40 bushels to acre here, while Columbia county reports 65 per cent crop. Tacoma--Shipyard to employ 1,500 men looking for location here. Kalama--30,000- foot mill being built at mouth of Columbia river All employes of O.-W. R. & N. Co., whose wages are less than $200 per month, will receive an increase, effective August 1, of from 8 to 10 per cent, except those whose wages are fixed by contract, or who have received special increases recently. Home guards being organized in cities and counties to deal with I. W. W.. Shipyards--Total tonnage un- der construction in the entire country, 1,615,000 tons; total un- der construction at Seattle, 262,- 000 tons. " I Okanogan--Over $100,000 to be spent on county high ways next year. -, Northport Manufacturing Co. will erect $30,000 plant to make keyhole saws. Prices increase on California canned fruit from 2c to 5c per can, which is sure some increase over 1916. It's a good thing for the packers they don't have to subm~it price tot a railroad com- mission such as the railroads do when they want an increase. SEPARATE THE LAMBS Flockmasters and farmers who are raising sheep should immedi- ately remove the ram lambs from the ewes. Range breeders usually plan on taking out the ram lambs from August l to August 10. If the} are not remov,ed, great dam- age is apt to result to the ewes, which will be bred by the bucks and in course of time have lambs out of season. If the ewes should be bred nowthey will have lambs during December and January-- in the very dead of winter, the l most inapproprmte season for lambing. There are many 'cases on record where ewes have been bred and have produced lambs of which practically 100 per cent died. It is needless to say that such a band is worth very little, indeed. Furthermore, the ram lambs will thrive to better advantage if taken and herded separately. In the National Forest Reserves the lambs are usually herded in separate bands or/different graz- ing. On the farm the lambs should be placed on a nice succulent pas- tureand should receive in addi- tion a mixture of four parts of rolled oats and one-half of oil meal. A ram lamb at that age will consume in the neighborhood of one-half to one pound of grain daily. If the ram lambs are to be used for breeding during Oc- tober and Nocember, they will have more vitality, greater size and be more sure of getting a greater per cent of lamb~ if they have been well fed fray0 weaning time onward. WILLIAM HISLOP, Animal Husbandman. We advise Germany not to seek any more ships caTrying baseball outfits to Pershing's men. The best thing she can do is to keep those boys engrossed in an extra- innings g~me. | - Times change and men change with them. Not so long ago Kipling got in baa with George's grandmother by referring to her, @ith his usual prescience, as/'the widow of Windsor." [XP[RI[NG[ IN FLORIDA 6raphic Description of the Flight of an Escaped Balloon Ascends Ten Thousand Feet The following letter was re- ceived recently by Mr. and Mrs. B. Brix from their son Earl: PENSACOLA, Florida, July 20. Dear Father and Mother-- Your nice, long letter received and I enjoyed every bit of it. It is very nice of you to want to knit me something, but there is really nothing [ could use. I have tried very hard to think of something. When we are~up in the air only our heads are ex- posed and we kava heavy leather helmets. Of course, if I went to France I'might need a chest- protector or something that is bullet-proof--but not for long, as the average life of an aviator at the front is eighteen hours. Let us not worry about that, as it is a long ways off. I do wish you were here. to watch the men fly. There is no more danger than riding in an automobile. I have had several rides on what they call "jumps," and enjoyed it very much. While studying balloons I had several trips in a kite balloon. It is the same kind they use in Eu- rope for observations. The people here do not say they are going up in a machine-they say they are going to take a jump. I have had several jumps in an airplane and like it fine. I will not be able to handle one by my- self for some time. The studies here are very hard and I can ac- count for every minute of the day. I am-sure getting along ine. I have only two more classes ;o go through and I have a gen- eral average of 96.50 per cent so far. If I can keep my average above 85 per cent I will get a special three-months' course, and I am sure doing my best to make it. They take no one here from civil life but college graduates-- so you can see what I have be- fore me. It is quite an honor to be selected to come to this school. I am one of four that passed the examination out of 250 men. That is not bad, is it? I expect to be here under instructions for about eighteen months. That is as far as I can look ahead. It iS hard to tell where I will go next. It may be to one of the patrol stations along the coast or on one of the aviation chips. T4~ey are going to open three coast patrol stations on the west coast, pne of them near Seattle. I hope I will be able to get one of them. Each station will have five machinists. It would be fine if I could get that near home. Father and I could go duck-hunting in an air- plane--ha! ha! We had quite a bit of excite- ment this afternoon. There was a storm coming up and they were taking one of the large balloons from the field to .the hangar, when it broke away. There was not a basket or weight on the net that goes around the balloon, so one of the men sat on the lo~d- ring to weight the balloon on l:he bottom so it would not roll over. The load-ring is a small wooden ring about one and one-half feet in diameter. 'They were half way across the field when the balloon got away and went up ten thousand feet. There is a small line that leads to the top of the balloon and opens the v~lve and allows some of the gas to es- cape. When he opened the valve it would not close again and it let ali of the gas escape. He fell six thousand feet so fast he just looked like a streak in the sky. At two thousand feet his balloon opened up like a parachute and let him down easy for a ways. It then closed again, but opened once more at five hundred feet and let him down into the bay without receiving a scratch. It was an awful sight and I trust I may never see another one like it. It is hard to stand and watch % a man go to his death and not be able to help him in any way. I have finished with balloons and I am glad. I only had a week of them. I must study wireless for one hour before going to bed, so I must close. Your loving son, EARL. DAMNS THE COUNTRY To show the kind of treasonable talk that I. W. W. agitators are spurting forth to excite people, we clip the following from last Monday's Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Press: Yesterday afternoon on a lot on the lakeshore near ~Dark drive, leased to the I. W. W.'s by Rob- ert Muncey, a stranger, after singing a parody on "Hold the Fort" and "Tipperary," intro- duced James Rowan as speaker of the day. This individual after of- f,ering for sale a variety of I. W. W. literature spoke for about two hours against everything and everybody except the I. W. W. organization and concluded his address by stating that this was merely an introductory address. He said in part: "You are on strike because the criminal taskmaster has con- trolled you for (;ver 50 years in the northwest---I have the his- tory of the northwest on my brain blade; I knew it before I left Dublin, Ireland; I didn't have to come to your damnable America to become a naturalized, intelli- gent human being; but I have ceased to be one since I traversed upon your bloody shore. "We do not compromise, we re- refuse to fuse, and we say to your federal authorities and your shot-nosed lackey in Coeur d' Alene, or anywhere else, stand aside, clear the way for one great union, the Industrial Workers of the World. That is the slogan, of a revolutionary organization whose boast is to further aid the capitalist class in its own de- struction. ';I defy the hand of your gov- ernment and officals, and defy God and man to dare halt the progreLss of this organization. It can't be done * * * and the officials no- where, Mr. Wilson to better ad- vantage or subservients, knows well that to force matters with this organization means revolu- tion i,n the United States of Rock- efeller, Morgan & Co., and they dare not force matters, dare not do it." LOADING TO CAPACITY Uncle Sam is setting a fine ex- ample in the matter of loading freight cars, according to the com- mission on car service. Recently the commission addressed a let- ter to the secretary of war, to Herbert Hoover and other depart- mental offices having to do with the letting of contracts for gov- erment supplies. The suggestion was made that ~ all government contracts carry requests that the freight car equipment be loaded to ten per cent above the marked capacity. Uncle Sam did better than re- quest such loading. In most cases parties furnishing material to the government are ordered to load cars full carrying capacity, This means a big help to the railroads in their cnmpaign for increased effectiveness. Special P-rices --O:N~ Fly Knocker AND No Fly Regular Special Price Price Fly Knocker or No Fly, oals--- $1.25 .75 half.@ls .75 .40 THE MERCANTILE COMPANY furnishinos Fashioned ' for comfort and styleare a spe- cialty here. We invite as pecial inspection of our new uniou suits that spell cool comfort in every' detail. The new shirts and neck- wear, too. deserve attention And don't overlook "the fact that you never pay more here. Very often you pay le.~s. G. L. Barlow What Are You Doing For the Red Cross? ARE you'helping to save humanity hy spending a few hours each day sewing or knitting for the Boys" who are going to the Front? YOU can use the hour.--the Electric Washer--the Electric Iron--the Vacuum Cleaner--Sewing Machine Motor, etc., saves you, working for your country. F.lmer Dover, Receiver "" ' Everett Gas Company "Sew/An Hour a Day for thq Soldier Boys." \ First + ilational Bank -- Control Your Expenses ., i ' A bank account Will help you grdatly in your effort to save. -+, Also you will find one of-ottr,check books is safer and more convenient than cash in the .pocket. open an accountand acquire the habit # - of paying,all your bills by check. .}+. ? :q - fi lO .. monroe, washington ++ + + ++++! \ o ql~+ + . , ~ " +- % . . . . ' .,, .+:,~. i~~" ,. +}"% -