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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 18, 1015.
STAY ON FARMS. IS
Mr. Withycombe Urges Aiding
of Home Communities at
'. Big Salem Gathering.
FLAX GROWING ADVOCATED
Kcprcscntatiic Haw ley Also Spcuks
at Commercial Club Luncheon.
Farmer's AVork Is Hold to
, Be Most Important.
BAUSJI, Or., April 17. (Special.)
'Instead ot 'back to the farm." the in
junction should be 'etay on the farm,'"
floclared Governor Withycombe today
at the most successful and enthusiastic
meeting of rural and city folk ever
held here. The Salem Armory was
crowded from noon until after 3 o'clock,
and Kalph Moores, secretary of the
Commercial Club, which was the host,
said that more than 5200 persons par
took of luncheon.
"We had expected about 800."' said
Jlr. Moores. "and prepared luncheon
for about that number. But it was
not Ions until it became evident that
the attendance would be larger than
we anticipated, ftnd as a result we be
nan scurrying around town looking for
more provisions. Although we ex
hausted the supply of provisions of
several bakeries, restaurants and meat
shops, we managed to get enough for
all. It was certainly a great meeting,
and we shall have more of them."
Beautifj-inK Homes I'rKcd.
Introduced by George jr. Rodgers, ex
Mayor of fc'alem and toastmaeter, as
Oregon's leading agriculturist and au
thority on agriculture. Governor
Withycombe, almost with, his first
breath, urged his auditors to remain
on the farm. He told them to make
their homes more attractive, so the
children would not want to go to the
"If you are thinking about building
a nice home in some city, I would ad
vise you to erect the home, but not in &
city. Build it on the old home place,"
said the executive. "Improve your
farms. This is the richest section of
country in the world, and with intelli
gent management crops never fail."
The Governor urged the farmer! to
try flax growing. He told of the inter
est the state was taking in the pro
posed industry, and declared it wa
necessary to have as large a diversity
of crops as possible.
Spending Money at Home Urged.
"I particularly urge that you do all
you can to aid your home communi
ties," urged the Governor. "The mail
order houses would not do so well if
there was the right kind of co-operation
between the merchants at home
and the farmers. You must do your
share in building up your community
by spending your money at home."
W. C. llawlcy. Representative of this
district in Congress, said the farmer
performed, the most important work of
any class. He was the bone and sinew
of the land, and he must continue to
furnish the food and clothing "for all
classes. Mr. ITawley had no sympathy
for a suggestion that .was made'' at
the beginning of the war that an em
bargo be placed on the products of the
farms, but urged that the farmers get
all out of the soil possible so they
could supply the demands of this and
other countries. Mr. Hawley predicted
that a rural credits system, which, he
said, would be the farmer's greatest
boon, would be devisHl at the next ses
sion of Congress. He is a member ot
the committee preparing the system.
Mayor Welcome! Farnen.
Harley O. White. Mayor of Salem,
welcomed the farmers, and told them
that the club expected to give many
more such luncheons.
"It has proved such a success." de
clared the Mayor, "that we are simply
amazed that we never thought of the
plan before. We must get better ac
quainted with each other, for that will
redound to our mutual benefit.
President Hamilton, of the CoVnmer
cial Club: Professor H. T. French, of
the Oregon Agricultural College; Alex
ander LaFollette, State Senator from
Marion County, and L. J. Chapin, Coun
ty Agriculturist, were the other speak
ers. Amusement features were vaudeville
stunts, several numbers by Willam
ette University Glee Club and the band
of the employes of the Portland, Eu
gene & Kastern Railway Company.
"1 have been to several of these get
together meetings this year," said Gov
ernor Withycombe tonight, "but the
one in Salem today beats them all for
attendance and enthusiasm. It will be
a great thing for this state when the
farmers and city people arrive at a
better understanding and co-operate
more fully than at present."
LOAN MEN PLAN ON BANKS
Washlnston Associations Consider
Action, Under New Law.
OL.YMPIA. Wash., April 17. Spe
cial.) Building and loan associations
have announced their intention of con
verting themselves into mutual savings
banks when the new Washington law
becomes effective June 10, and others
are expected to follow suit.
Whether any concerns not already In
existence can be organized successfully
under the new law is regarded as ex
tremely doubtful by Htate Bank Exam
iner Hanson, as the law contains a
provision limiting expenses of any year
to 2tj per cent of average assets. A
new concern able to marshal average
assets of $100,000 during its first yar
probably would be unusual, and for
such a bank to be able to keep within
annual expenses of t500 next to im
possible. The new statute, patterned after the
-New York law, requires incorporators
to provide an expense fund of $5000 and
an initial guaranty fund of $5000, w.iich
later is to bo kept up to 10 per cent of
deposits. Incorporators would have no
stock and no greater share than other
depositors in dividends.
Washington Karly Settler Scad.
WHITE SALMON. Wash., April 17.
(Special.) H. Bussenshut, early set
tler in Washington and a resident of
the White Salmon Valley since 1882.
died here Wednesday. Mr. Bussenshut
was a native of Germany, and came to
America in 1847. In 1871 he married
Miss Anna Folmer, who with one
daughter. Mrs. Gilmer, of Bingen, iur
vive.s him. Interment waa in the Odd
Aberdeen to Have Week's Cleanup.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. April 17. (Spe
cials A cleanup campaign lasting a
week will be conducted by the health
committee of Aberdeen this month, ac
cording to an announcement made by
Councilman Grant. The city will fur
nish wagons in which rubbish will be
RIPARIA FAMILY SAID TO REPRESENT LARGEST NUMBER
OF LIVING GENERATIONS IN STATE OF IDAHO.
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On the Irft, Seated, Ta 'Grandma" Start on, SO Years, and Behind la Her
Daughter, Mrs. Mary J Stuart. ttO Years, and the Ijatter' Daugh
ter, Mrs. Alice Wtneland, SH Years, Stands Beside Her, With Mrs.
Margaret Brunner, 18 Years, Seated With Her Daughter, AUce May
Brunner, Two Months Old, In H er Lap.
Families of three and four generations are frequently pho
tographed together, but the- family of Mrs. Starton, of Lewiston,
boasts five of the gentle sex, who gathered at the Stuart Hotel, Ri
paria, Idaho, for their picture. "Grandma" Starton is reputed as spry as
her direct descendants and is one of the best-known residents of that
part of the state.
PARTY HEAD IS ISSUE
Republican Leaders to Meet
in Boise to Decide.
GEORGE A. DAY' MAY QUIT
Latent Arrest of ex-ldalio Official
Causes Worry in Camp and Xcw
Hands May 4 Control Machin
ery of Slate's Majority.
BOISE, iraho. April 17. (Special.)
The return to Idaho of Senator Brady
and the promised return of Senator
Borah and Addison T. Smith, Repre
sentative in Congress, are taken to In
dicate that the prospective congress in
this city the latter part of the montn
will settle the Republican party leader
ship in Idaho.
Recent developments at the state
house through the arrest of another
ex-state official on the charge of em
bezzlement in E. F. Van Valkenberg,
seem to have brought matters to a
head. That there is to be a "show
down" and an entirely new "deal" is
the belief of those familiar with con
ditions. Democri tie Defeat Predicted.
Although he has been back from
Washington a week. Senator Brady has
made no statement regarding state pol
itics. He has, however, been in close
conference with leaders in his party
who are familiar with the situation. He
has much to say about National poli
tics and the conditions brought about
over the country by a Democratic Ad
ministration. He believes that the
election of 1916 will entirely change
this condition andring about a Repub
lican majority in both houses of Con
gress and possibly a new President.
"I feel as happy as does a boy when
the last day of school arrives and the
fishing is good," said Senator Brady,
speaking of his return to Idaho from
the long session at Washington.
Western Independence Urged.
"The session of Congress just closed
was a strenuous one. The war in Eu
rope is going to make a demand for all
of our surplus products, both manufac
tured and agricultural.
"The balance of trade is in our favor
I3ARI.Y SCTTLKE DIKS AT HER
IIOMIi AT KL.M.. WASH.
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Mrs. Iluth Ana Taylor.
ELMA, Wash.. April 17. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Ruth Ann Taylor, one
of the old settlers of this sec
tion, died at her home here Tues
day. Mrs. Taylor was 82 years
old and had lived in this county
more than 30 years. She was
born in Kentuoky in 1833 and was
married to Noah Taylor in 1860.
She was the mother of 12 chil
dren, all but one of whom sur
vive her. They are: Sam Taylor,
of Elma; Mrs. Margaret Bay, of
Porter; J. J. Taylor, ot Butte-.
.Mont.; Mrs. Elizabeth MeCollum,
of Elma: Mrs. Alice . King, of
Montesano; Tom Taylor, of Ce
darville; Mrs. Silvia Murray, of
Wisconsin; Mrs. Jennie Oliver
and D. Taylor, of Whites, and E.
Taylor, of Elm.
and will continue to fee as long as the
war lasts. Capital is more timid than
usual, and we of the West must learn
to depend more and more on our own
resources and ability to develop than
we have in the past. Therefore, it
behooves each of us to put his shoul
der to the wheel and help the good
Senator Brady will make his head
quarters in Pocatello. Addison T.
Smith has notified his constituents that
he will be at home at Twin Falls.
Friends Await Mr. Borah.
Senator Borah will make his head
quarters in Boise- His close friends
here are awaiting 'anxiously for word
from him with reference to his re
turn. He is quite likely to drop quietly
into the city, even waiving the cere
mony of the reception his friends had
It is said that George A. Day, chair
man of the Republican State Central
Committee, will resign from that of
fice, resulting in the selection of an
other strong Republican to take charge
of directing the movements of the
party. The name of S. I Hodgin, ex
United States Marshal, has been linked
with the chairmanship.
Mr. Day May ltcaign.
He is one of the strongest Borah sup
porters in-the state and it was through
the senior Senator's Influence he was
appointed Marshal. Prior to that. Mr.
Hodgin was Sheriff of Ada County and
in that capacity had charge of Moyer,
Haywood and Pettibone, who were tried
here in connection with the murder of
ex-Governor Frank Steunenberg. He
is now a prominent attorney of Boise.
It has also been given out here that
Mr. Day will resign as Commissioner
of the Land Department and that he
will be succeeded by W. L. Gifford, ex
Secretary of State. For some time the
Land Board has contemplated a change
in the Register of the Land Depart
ment, thereby relieving Ned Jenness,
now holding that position. Mr. Gifford
was slated for the Job.
Valkenburs; Arrest Worries.
Now that ' the report has been cir
culated that the Commissioner of the
Land Department might resign, the ex
Secretary of State is considered tim
ber for that office.
The recent arrest of E. F. Van Val
kenburg on the charge of embezzling
state funds from the insurance depart
ment while Insumance Commissioner
has not tended to alleviate conditions
at the Statehouse. The fact that Van
Valkenburg held office under the
former Republican administration is
worrying party leaders. Thev believe
the party is placed in a bad light and
that steps should be taken .forthwith
to prevent a repetition.
In the meantime Governor Alexander
has been "looping the loop" through
North Idaho and down through the
Southeast back to Boise, conferring
with his political henchmen and meet
ing the people.
Inter-State Hoad Promised.
His claims of saving $1,000,000 to the
taxpayers since taking office is having
some little effect, it is admitted. Hi
and South Idaho are connected bv a
ra.lroad before his term of office ext
pires. The fact that such a project,
f completed, would be a great boon
to the state means that the Governor
in hie determination to see that it is
n r""..i,; r 'VB ine support o
iicijiiuiitana anq JJemocrats alike.
BAD GRADES - ELIMINATED
Pacific Highway Through Canyon
Creek Canyon Completed.
ROSEBURG. Or.. April 17. (Special.)
The new road through Canyon Creek
Canyon, in Southern Douglas County,
was completed laie today. The mem
bers of the County Court will leave
for the canyon early tomorrow, when
the road will be accepted:
Tr new piece ef the Pacific High
way is about 2i miles in length and
eliminates some of tiie worst grades
between Portland and San Francisco.
It cost approximately $15 000 The
road was built by Harry Hildeburn
of Roseburg, assisted by Engineer
Smyth, of Portland.
GROWERS ELECT OFFICERS
Unsold Fruit in AVenatcliee Less
Than 1 5 Per Cent of Production.
WENATCHEE, Wash., April 17.
(Special.) W. T. Clark, president of
the Wenatchee Valley Fruit Growers'
Association, tendered his resignation
Thursday and Grant Paton. of Cash
mere, was elected in his stead. J. L.
Weythman. of Monitor, is vice-president.
George W. Coburn, who has been
manager of the association for three
years, will be re-eiected.
Mr. Coburn reported that only 10 or
IK per cent of the total association
shipments for the year 1914 were unsold,
III ' Our
V'ink Spectal Drape
Bet. Oak and Pine
Just 1 ! Blocks North of Our Former Location, Fifth and Stark
Ji vm r
, Furniture, Carpets, Rugs
Linoleum, Drapery, Upholstery
and Decorative Materials
Continuing to Operate A.11 Workshops for the Care of
ry, Upholstery and Interior Decorative Work'
CHANGE IS OFFERED
Mrs. W. P. Lord Says Flax In
dustry Is Close at Hand.
the name of the Lower Snake River
Power Users' Association.
The association will be represented
before the Board ot Public Utilities
at a meeting to be held in Boise June
4, at which tinie the lowest consistent
rates will be asked for. "Another pur
pose of the association is to have a
grievance committee appointed to han
dle any matters calling for a settle
ment between the users and power
OREGON PRODUCT IS BEST
War Shuts Off Foreign Supply and
With 1'incst Fiber in World
Grown in State Great Oppor
tunity Is Tointed Out.
EUGENE. Or.. April 1. (Special.)
With the European source of an annual
importation of $36,000,000 worth of flax
fiber for manufacture in this country
virtually destroyed for the next several
years by the European war, and Oregon
known among manufacturers to be the
source of the best flax ever grown, the
Willamette Valley and the valleys of
the Oregon Coast have the beginning
of a tremendous industry immediately
before them, in the belief of Mrs. Will
iam P. Lord, of Salem. She is the widow
of the late ex-Governor of Oregon,
whose efforts first called attention to
Oregon as a. flax-producing state, and
she is known as the mother of the flax
Industry In Oregon.
Oregon alone, ahe says, is the chief
purchaser in this country of-the prod
ucts of flax fiber.
Amount Planted Only Trifle.
The amount that can be produced on
the 500 acres planted near Salem, she
says, will be only the merest trifle com
pared to what" the demand will be.
For 17 years Mrs. Lord has interested
herself in the industry in the state, and
during this time she says the Eastern
flax manufacturers unitedly fought the
establishment of the industry. Until
now they have refused to purchase the
Oregon product, while Europe has pur
chased it at fancy prices, Mrs. Lord
says, but she believes that the cutting
off of the Belgian and Irish supplies
will form the wedge to start a tremen
dous industry here.
Farmers Are Interested.
Mrs. Lord is visiting in Eugene at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Auld, and
has interested the farmers to some ex
tent in the production of flax. It is
still not too late to plant for this year's
crop if the aeed could be obtained.
The history of the flax tndustry in
Oregon, held back by the alleged inter
ference of the so-called "trust." as re
lated by Mrs. Lord, is a remarkable
story of attempted bottling of an in
dustry by such alleged tactics as boy
cotts, the employment of "experts" to
advise capital and farmers against ven
tures in the state, and other actions
even more questionable.
The last Legislature, however, set
aside $50,000 for the erection of a prison
scutching plant to handle the 600 acres
planted, and, says Mrs. Lord, with the
eyes of the manufacturers of the world
turned toward Oregon, an industry is
about to materialize.
CHEAP POWER DEMANDED
Association of Consumers Formed in
Snake River Territory.
WEISER, Idaho. April 17 (Special.)
To procure lower power rates la the
question that haa been seriously occu
pying the minds of all power users of
the Lower bnake River Valley for some
time past, and an organization baa
een effected' for. that purpose; under
SCHOOL EXPENSES LOWER
Aberdeen Cuts Running: Cost From
$50,667 to $17,155.
ABERDEEN. Wash., April 17. (Spe
cial.) The school board has cut down
expenses for the past nine months tl2,
500 tinder what they were for the same
period a year previous.
The total expenditures last year for
nine months wece J59, 667.61. and for the
same months this year $47,155.12.
'Twenty-eight out of 45 departments
which called for expenditures showed a
reduction in running expenses. The
heavy reduction has made it possible
for the schools to exist upon a levy of
4.9 mills, which is believed to be among
the lowest school district levies in the
state. Last year the school levy was
Strawberry Festival Begins JLay 18.
EOSEBUIUJ, Or.. April 17.
At a meeting of the carniva
tee held here Last night it was decided
to extend this year's strawberry festi
val over nearly an entire week. Instead
of two days, as first anticipated. The
festivities will begin May 18.
JDEDAR MILLS FARMER DEAD
Thomas Anthony Murray Is Victim
of Long Illness.
BEAVERTOS, Or., April 17. (Spe
cial.) Thomas Anthony Murray, who
died April S at tfie age of 31 years,
after a long Illness, was a native of
Cedar Mill, Washington County, and
was a pro;ninent farmer.
The funeral was held at St. An
thony's church. Father Cronin con
ducting the services. The Sisters of
St. Mary rendered the music,
Mr. Mjrray is survived by his moth
er. Mrs. Owen Murray; three sisters
and a brother: Mrs. Benjamin Ford.
Cedar Mill; Mrs. Thomas Parker,
Bcivorton; Mrs. Elmer McCormlck,
Spokane, and Jo leph Murray, Cedar
I.h Grande to Be Beautified.
LA GRANDE, Or., April 17. (Spe
cial.) Clean-up week begins in Ia
Grande Monday morning. For a week
the Commercial Club and the Neighbor
hood Club, a loading wornati'i organisa
tion will have direct supervision ot the
work done. The O.-W. Tt. N. an
nounces that the area immediately
about the depot Is to he ceied to
grass and parked arxl the depot rc-
How to Clean the
Head of Dandruff
That excessive dandruff r
ffporiHible for nearly all the diseases
of which the scalp is hHr, well s
for baldness and prrtnutur frray
hair, is a well-known fact, but whn
it 1m realized that It in hIho Indirect
ly rewponnlble for many other dis
eases a.H well we ran appreciate the
importune a of any a Kent t hat wi II
fortver clean the scalp of dandruff.
We a r e, therefore, particularly
pleaded to Kiv here a pre
script ion which, an ex pert states
he has found after repeal ri lenta
will completely drive dandruff from
the Hcaip in f rom ono to th tee ap
plirationn. Jle Mates it will uso
almoMt Immediately nlop the hair
from coming- out and it ha in many
cases produced a new linir growth
after years of partial baldn.pa. Thla
recipe can very easily and inex
pensively be made up at home by
mixing1 n an 8 oz. bottle H of
Kood quality Bh y Hum, U oa. pure
LavuiiR de C'omposeo nnd adrtlnjj
drachm Menthol Crystals. Mix thor
oughly and tt Maud an hour when
It will he ready for ue . Apply
nierht and morning", rubblnir into the
scalp with the finRer tip. If you
wish it perfumed. Hdd a few dropa
of your favorite odor.
That Stands the
TEST OF TIME
DR. II. E. WRIUI1T.
SCIENTIFIC PLATE WORK
Any dentist can make a plate. Only a few
dentists make a perfectly satisfactory plate that
will perform all of the functions of natural teeth,
even supply the lateral motion of the latter.
Ordinary plate work, the kind supplied by the
ordinary dentist, ia easily produced and never
gives satisfaction. Perfect plate work requires
the highest grade of skill in the operator. Why
not have the best? Step in and let me show
you the difference.
BEST BRIDGE WORK
Next to sound, strong, natural teeth, a well
made, well-fitted bridge gives most satisfaction.
A couple of sound teeth on which to anchor is
all I require, and the bridge I supply cannot be
detected from natural teeth, will look just as
well and to all intents and purposes perform all
the work required of them in the most satisfac
tory manner. If you wish perfect results, prompt
service and very moderate prices call and see me.
DR. B. E. WRIGHT
THE MAN WHO SAVES TEETH WONT HURT YOU AND WON'T ROB YOU.
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