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' 4 , r TIIE OREGON STATl5SMAN,i SALEM, OREGON ? ' SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1924 ' -
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SEVEN OUTSTANDING REASONS WHY THE TIME IS
OPPORTUNE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THE LINEN INDUSTRY HERE
plant, an urge to be a part of
the growing, advancing, energetic
world. It la treat to live In Ore
gon in spring, to see the new
bloom, to feel the new strength
and to know that for another sea
son we are a part of the developing
life of this wonderful state.
must know the hard road they
traveled, and can thereby be In
spired for more energetic effort
The Oregon Statesman desires to
compliment the women's club in
providing an Oregon dinner. Such
things are encouraging and inspir
ing. Oregon can come mighty
nearly building a fence around it
self and existing. We would not
want to do this, of course; we
want .to get out into9 the markets
For the first time in the history
of America the lawyers are really
getting hit. They have run things of the statend the world, but in
with a high hand. They have order to selPour goods abroad we
taken our offices, bis and little, niust first sell them to our own
and have filled them. They have people,
The North Dakota primaries
were important because they
showed plainly that the old non
partisan league is actually dead,
and that the breath of life can
never again be hreathed into it.
Some of the alleged leaders there
have become carpetbaggers in
other states, but they cannot bring
the thing back to life. It is dead.
There are seven outstanding reasons? w'ay the time is oppor
tune , for the development of the linen industry in Salem; in the
Salem district J in the' Willamette valley
To commence this development atone'e.
Firatj the protective tariff rates are favorable.
. Second, the-price of cotton fiber is now alwut equal to the
price of flax fiber in this country. Cotton fiber is higher than
flax fiber in Belfast; around $900 for cotton fiber and around
$600 a ton for flax fiber.
Third, the flax industry is well on the way to development
in "the Salem district, through the operations of the state flax
planf apcl several private concerns. The foundations ofa linen
industry are laid here. ' ' ' - , ' q f . . . ,
Fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh:? For fifty Wars the' linen
industry wis. at a standstill as regards new .methods and inven
tions in the1 handling of the crop and! the manufacturing of the
products. 'In the past fe.w, years these things have1 come to pass:
Fourth,, the invention of ..ajBUCcessful .flax pulling machine.
Fifthj-the discovery of a successful' method ot warm water
retting, ' a..-,,-.,. f -.
V Sixth, the very recent invention of a scratching machine
that Vill allow the work of one man to perform the work of six
men with the; machine it replaces;
' Seventh, the development of chemical and mechanical
We may be on he verge of an eighth reason, completing
the circle of mechanical ingenuity to render the cost of the
production of linen goods cheaper than that of cotton goods;
withthe, value in wear and strength and durability immensely
in fator of the manufacturers of flax running from three to a
dozen times the comparative value, all in favor of the articles
made from flax. It is this : ,
Flax may bel pulled by,! a; machine, eliminating expensive
hand. .labor; ; cutting the cost in two, and in time cutting it in
two again, besides making vit possible to, grow flax in a large
wayTy individual farmers. It may be retted with warm water,
eutt jog down the cost Immensely. It may be scutched at a sixth
of ttye 'former cost. T It, may be bleached ata nominal cot. com
pared With. the expehsciof ;former methods; J . '; J ! ,1 U i
j,r tpiit there is no way as yet to artificially "dry the flax after
rettU , preparatory, toi serutchiug. f, lEvery experiment in this
line has resulted in. taking away, some of the strength and
robbjirig it of some of its "nature," or availability for easy
spinijiiig. Many experiments have been tried. Many are being
tried. The gra Belfast, manufacturers now combine iji'main
tainQig a research department for every branch and phase of
the industry The discovery of , the right process of drying
raaybe made in Jreland. It may be made in Canada, where
experunents are being tried,; or in -Michigan, where such
proc is infuse, at Duluth, with the coarser eastern fiber' for
making Klearflax rugs and articles of thdt class but riot fodnd
entirely" satisfactory r , ' '
: "Or the, discovery may be made in Salem, for Robert Craw
ford! superintendent of the state flax plant, is about to begin
V an experiment in this line ; and he. believes he has the magio
secret! irnis'.mind.'. ;.;.;. :l; :.
Any way, the discovery is sure to be made; nature's secret
Willie found out. , "
jhe'n,', within a very short time, it will be possible to put
liner manufactures on the market to compete in price with
cotton goods . : - v
fjind this will lead to a tremendous development of the linen
industry, in all lands where fine fiber flax can be grown and
manufactured: and even in such districts as that of the Belfast
section of Ireland, which must import most of its fibers' or
yarfcs 's-v -c 5
. But especially in the Salem district, where all the conditions
are fcight, both for growing and manuf aoturing. There are very
few; such districts in the world; not one in the world quite up
to all the marks" as the Salem district."' -
, ."Now is the accepted time," as the revivalist would say.
We inust use opt ppporfunityrjose fy; or at leAst run the risk
of losing it that is, the opportunity first named the favorable
protective' tariff rates. . ;
' .Let ns here in the Salem district develop a1 linen industry
that will turn out $100,000,000 annually of linen manufactures
and the by-products of flax. manufacturing, and supplying the
home markets, and the favorable duties will be retained.
- (There is no time to lose. There is risk in delay. There is
no reason for delay.-' The capital can be had here in Oregon for
the 'first mill; a million and a quarter to a million and a half
about "the same as the cost of the first installatiori6f a paper
mill. A smaller initial amount, really; with a considerable. sura
for keeping a year ahead of the raw materials. Except for this,
less than a million dollars would suffice.
The first null will pay; it will pay bisr. Then others will
follow. They will come fast, representing every phase of the
industry.' Then We will be on onr war to heenmincr the Belfast.
the. Linenapolia, of North America, with a million people .em-
ptoyeu airecxiy ana inaireciiy m ine inausiry.
been the political leisure class.
They always had time for politics,
while all other classes had to work
all the time. At last the blow has
The lawyers of the country are
being swatted right and left be
cause this is a period that demands
men who are above suspicion, and
it has been the ambition of every
lawyer to attach himself more or
less conspicuously with a corpora
tion. Until just recently it was a
badge of distinction to be a corpor
ation lawyer. If the present trend
continues it will be an evidence of
Possibly, now, if so many lawy
ers are being disqualified, the
other lines of active endeavor, will
come in for a place. The editors
may be able to run for something
more than the postotf ice, and the REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
doctors may be able to lay aside
their. pill boxes and prescribe for
the body politic. The bankers may
pause in counting their gains and
wonderings over the success of
their loans and get into the game
of politics. The lawyers have
kept us back for a long time
through one argument or another,
but if the lawyers are disqualified
we venturei to predict that- there
will be no more talk of it being
unrespectable to hold office.
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
Copyright 1921. by Newspaper
Feature Service, Inc.
Cap'n Zyb ;
SQUIRRELS FOR PKTS
Say, fellows, now is just about
the time when you can go out into
some woods and Ret yourself a
squirrel a young one and take
UNEASY FEELING OP BE
ING WATCHED THAT
HEARD THE TRUTH
The only pity is that everyone
in Salem did not hear Hamilton
Holt and Dr. Boynton last night.
They had great messages, the kind
the American people need. We
have been lying back in snug sat
isfaction with ourselves. We have
let the rest of the world go by.
We 'need to have brought home to
us our responsibility to our ances
tors from whom every white man
in America sprung.
We have not performed our ob
ligations; Ve have been selfish and I trick of putting my purse, veil and
narrow. We have done our best I gloves into my bag, that I might
to Put a stone wall around our nt mislay them during the jour
ountry. We have beerudsred an then opening my favor
Verything we gave to Europe, and l turned to th con"
... .i. v. had read tfle firt instalments
:i JV"-. 4T, C' m. 81 oc But I could not fix my eyes on
luJu., auu mew prpgmm the printed page before me, for it
our program, in a measurej we seemed to me that eyes behind me,
talk, about being out of Europe, concealed by thick-lensed glasses,
when, we are in Europe all the were boring into my back. It was
OREGOX IN SPRING
Spring Is upon us, the time ot
the; year ; when the dull, froien
world, has so tar thawed out that
thef lowers and frnlts have raised
their heads and are becoming ex
ceedingly beaatlfnL The voice of
spring is In the air and the sense
of It is around - about . ns . like a
blessing from heaven.. .'Nature is
lifting up its head and the voices
of Its children are calling us to
look, look, look ! And as we look,
down upon the delicate little flow
ers, the first to defy the , cold,
strangely; they do not shiver. They
give no Indication of the peril
through which they, have' gone.
They look as sweet as the first
bornlooka to Its mother, and as
full of hope as life. The dead
stocks of yesteryear are not pretty
lying on the ground, but they are
the reminders of what to. expect
for the season.. . r. J-s '
There was something about the
tall distinguished-looking foreign
er who had just assisted me aboard
the train that made me feel vague
ly ill at ease.
Thank you so much," I mur
mured, awkwardly enough, in
deed, and walked on to my chair,
which 1 immediately swung facing
I think every woman has the in
tuition which tells her when a
man is looking at her, and I was
acutely conscious that the eyes of
the elderly foreigner were watch
ing my every movement. I hast
ened to settle myself for the trip
to the city with my usual fussy
him home and make a pet out of
him. Don"t try to get a grown-up
squirrel, because they never be
come very tame and are usually
A little fellow is a different mat
ter, though. If you get one, build
him a lare, airy cage, as shown
in the illustration. Be sure to
put a branch or two in it so he
can hop around a bit.
Feed your squirrel with nuts
and carrots and cabbage. Give
him plenty of real hard nuts so as
to keep his teeth in good condi
tion. It is just as important for
a squirrel to have hard nuts for,
his teeth as it is for -you to use
a toothbrush on yours.
You must be careful to protect
the young squirrels from cats, as
the two animals do not get along
together verv well. After you
have had Mr. Squirrel for a couple
of months, maybe three, you can
start letting him out of his cage
for a while, but don't let him stay
out for too long or some day he
will not come back.
Be careful of the squirrel's sharp
teeth until he knows y,ou, or he
may try to take a bite at you.
'elderly" in my mental inventory
bf him. That adjective had been
an adjunct of my cursory first im
pression of the man, born of his
snowy hair and Vandyke beard.
But I could clearly see that the
skin below that snowy hair was
firm and ruddy, that of a man in
his late forties, and I. guessed that
the eyes concealed ' "by the thick-
lensed glasses were not In-the least
dimmed by age.
There was no suspicion of dis
guise about him, however. I could
have taken an oath that his hair
aMd beard were neither dyed nor
false, and the glasses were those
frequently used to correct a cer-
tlnte. Our people are going; there
in the thousands. We are unof
ficial observers of the league of
nations, talking most of the time,
but paying none of the expenses
of the league. We are right now
settling the trouble between
ranee and Germany. Yes, Ameri
ca is already In ' Europe, but we
are trying to deceive ourselves
with the fiction that while we are
actually there, we are at the same
time actually away from there.
This Inefficient stuff does not ap
peal to us any more.
Those who heard Dr. Holt and
Dr. Boynton will carry witi them
long time the impressions of
those messages and will also be
almost eerie, uncomfortable feel
ing, and I moved involuntarily in
my seat and looked out of the win
dow at the beautiful panorama of
bay and stream and forest flitting
And then, for a brief minute or
two, the view outside was ob
scured by the long length of a
freight train, incidentally trans
forming my window into a fairly
good mirror. And in it I saw my
Madge Is Puzzled
The elderly ioreigner was
watching me intently, his thick-
lensed glasses shielding his eyes
from the sun rays which were play
ing over his features. It was
aoie to oe missionaries in spread-, quick, however, and unusually
ing the gospel of America's re- (adroit, for as he caught my eyes
sponsiDility to the rest of the ift the mirrored window he
world. We must carry this home dropped his own to the open
to ourselves. Vr book before him, and remained
in that attitude until we had
cleared the freight train at last,
and I could no longer see him
I would have censured any other
woman indeed, I blame myself
for using the opportunity afforded
me by the mirrored window and
his averted gaze to study his ap-
But my curi-
XOT YET EXONERATED
Mr. Daugherty is Jumping at
conclusions. Every day he issues
statement declaring that he is
exonerated. He is not exonerated,
but he is 'befouled by the worst pearance critically
gang of outlaws and toughs the losity and my imagination had been
country has ever seen. All of his excited by his unusual appearance.
accusers are people with odorous and hls scrutiny of myself, and, I
records. They are even brlneine i confess it shamefacedly, I frankly
ia Al Jennings from Oklahoma.
One thing is certain, if Daugherty
associated with this gang of men
and women who are witnessing
against1 him, he deserves all he is
getting, and a bit more.
stared at him until his image
flashed out of. my window-pane
and the wonderful sunlit panorama
outside came back.
But I saw nothing of sunlight
or sea, neither did I return ta my
magazine for miles. With ulfsee-
As the spring advances, these
broken stalks will gently and
quietly return to the earth to en
rich the. oil for the coming crop.
The early flowers do not look
brave; they look rather pitiful
they are. so sweet, so delicate that
they arouse in us a feeling of ten
derness closely akin to sadness.
and we think of. the little baby
that died, and the ' sweet little
flowers- remind us of a lock of
hair kept as a remembrance of
the little body sleeping in the earth
. ' Spring is the season of hope,
'the season when men take on new
courage, 'when they feel like do
ing, big things, things worth" while.5
It Is a growing season when the
sap comes up in the tough old
trees, Just as new energy comes
into the lives of old men and makes
thenragain ambitious to take their
places In; the world and go on.
There Is. an, urge to plow and to
However, the investigating com- ing eyes fixed on the landscape
mtttee certainly cannot feel proud outside I was summing up my im
of the character of its witnesses, pressions of the foreigner behind
or satisfied with the testimony me
they are giving. It would be a
good plan to try calling some high-
"Has Anything Happened?'-
I no longer employed the term
STUDYING OREGON HISTORY
We welcome Professor Horner's
new history of Oregon for two
reasons: It is concise, and a busy
man can learn something of the
state. The other reason is that
it was written only because new
facts of history have been dis- i
closed. Oregon Is a great state.
We are tent busy building It now.
but we can build better It we know
its history. No man undertakes to
erect a building who does not first
inquire as to the foundation, and
he makes his structure according
ly. As we build Oregon we must
know the vicissitudes through!
which : the .-early settlers passed, :
Boi v This ym
I I aa i s is
The figures represent correspond
lag letters In the alphabet. Fif
ure 1 Is A, 2 Is B. and mo on. The
ten figures spell three word.
What are the wordst
To XCea, Woman, Boys aad Qtrle
All can share In these easy-to-wtn
prUea. Bend the three words on
sheet of paper, neatly written,
with your name and address.
First prise. 19Z4 FORD TOURING
CAR. Besides this splendid first
prise we are rolng- to five away
thirty-nine other prizes.
Bead Tour Amswer Aet Qvlctty
TZO FACOTO XOSCBSTEA9
809 B. CoauBOMlal S SeJsaa, Or,
The Boys and Girls Statesman
The BIggeat Utile Paper at the World
Copyright, 1023, Aawoclated Editor.
Edited, by John M. Miller.
Perfecting the CJame
During "Time Out"
a ww m
Line your men up before
the game for goal shooting
practice. See that each one
learns to shoot well. Follow
the four slogans on the il
lustration for basket success.
"Time out" in a basketball game
is often called to break the "going
streak" of the opposing team. If
uch a streak by your team Is
broken, fry to keep up your, pep
during the rest.
Players should avail themselves
of the opportunity ot such a time
to rest from fatigue. Have a wet
towel and water handy. Get
through with them as qvickly as
possible and get your heads to
gether to perfect your game.
Time Out Valuable
If your team is on the offensive
think over whether or not your
plays are working as they should.
Maybe your team is holding the
ball a second too long before pass
ing. Maybe you are taking too
many long shots and using too
many long passes. Maybe some
one player isn't doing his share.
Find out what's wrong and then
correct it when the time out is i
Defensive players should also
make use of the time out to see
what's wrong. Maybe you are
playing a smashing team or pos
sibly a very clever team. Maybe
one man on the offense is doing
all the work if so, get him cov
ered. Practice Goal Tossing
Accurate goal shooting by every
man on your team, no matter what
position he plays, wins games tor
the defense will quickly discover
the fact that only two or three men
on your team are able to make
baskets and will keep those play
ers so closely guarded,. that the
score will not mount in your favor
as it should. But if all are good
goal shooters, the defense will
have an impossible Job, watching
all of you. Opponents can block
two goal tossers but not five. Ac
curate goal tossing by every man
on the team is the most important
element of playing basketball.
PKTKR PtTZZLK SAYS
Make a word square from the
following four-letter words: : l. :
Old. 2. A part of the steering
equipment of an automobile. 3.
Comfort. 4. The past tense of
A Merry Chase
Squire: "Do you give your dot
any exercise, Mr. Smith?"
Farmer Smith: "Oh, yes; h9
goes for a tramp nearly every
day!" . 1. .
, .. The Question
Mother: "Jessie, the next time
you hurt that kitty, I am going to
do the same thing to you. It yon
slap it, I'll slap you. It you pull
its ears, I'll pull yours. It you
pinch it, J'll pinch you. There
Jessie (after a moment's . re
flection): "Mamma, what'll you
do if I pull Its tail?"
Aunt Dinah: "Heah, you, chile,
take dat key outen yo mouf, yoa
want to get de lockjaw?"
"Was your father a policeman?."
"No, but he went with them a
Answer to today's word square:
Aged. Gear, Ease. Drew.
T Iffl tl'UljH reJM WAS TRXtN'A
I might to banish the impression,
to assure myself that I was the
victim of an overwrought imagin
ation, I could not rid myself of
the idea that somewhere I had
met the man before, and that he
was aware of my identity.
I ran over all the foreigners 1
ever had met. most of them ac
quaintances of Dicky's, but none
in all fhe" list could I remember
any one remotely resembling this
man who was so intriguing my
And then common sense came
to my rescue, and I berated my
self soundly for the foolishness of
which I had been guilty. I might
much beter read melodramatic
fiction, I told myself, instead of
trying to imagine myself a part of
tain defect of vision. But try as it, and I turned resolutely to my
serial, forcing myself to read, and
keeping my eyes glued to the
pages of the periodical I had
bought until we were nearing New
We had just entered the long
tunnel stretching from Long Isl
and under the East river to the
heart of the city when the train
came to a standstill, not suddenly,
but gradually. I thought nothing
of it, at first, but after a few min
utes I saw some of the men in the
car look at one another, and then
get up and go into a forward
"Has anything happened?" I
asked myself with a - tremor of
which I was ashamed, and I was
glad for the moment that there
was no one who knew me to ob
serve the pallor which I was sure
had settled on my face. Always
I have had a terrified obsession
when passing through the; long
tunnel that something awful would
happen to me sometime when tnv- ; (
eling through it, and the delay t
which I could not help but see was
making some of the other passen- -gers
uneasy was getting " on my, ,
And then the lights of the car
were suddenly blotted out,, leaving.. t.
us in total darkness. i vil"
- (To-be continued.)- .
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fill it with facts, and present those facts forcefully. You
must prove those facts, and let the proof carry uncom
batible selling conviction. 'JThen and then only will you
receive full value from the space for which you pay.
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