THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 18, 1015. STAY ON FARMS. IS GOVERNOR'S ADVICE 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 cities, "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 fellows' Cemetery. 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 carried away, RIPARIA FAMILY SAID TO REPRESENT LARGEST NUMBER OF LIVING GENERATIONS IN STATE OF IDAHO. . JoT 1 , im i m mm m myj w'y fYfi r ' t- , -.;r r;-" it . -re . '; " 4 $ V i It- A ' i)y-- ''.' t J 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. C3 :i. ' I 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 work along." 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 planned. 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. of 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, Now III ' Our il V'ink Spectal Drape Occupy New ing Location cq) and Fifltlhi TO in HP Bet. Oak and Pine Just 1 ! Blocks North of Our Former Location, Fifth and Stark 41 3 - 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 company officials. 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 11.18 mills. Strawberry Festival Begins JLay 18. EOSEBUIUJ, Or.. April 17. At a meeting of the carniva (Special.) 1 commit 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 Mill. 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- modld. 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. 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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. Northwest Building Entrance on Washington Street. Phones: Main 2119, A 2119 N. W. CORNER SIXTH AND WASHINGTON Office Hours: 8 A. M. to 6. P. M. Consultation Free. , Twenty Years' Practice in Portland.