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Working for a Road to the Coast at NewportDeath of
; Well Beloved Resident Two Painful Accidents An
Item for the Benefit of the Slogan Editor of The States
. marr General and Personal .
'John Charles Frlhk was born
In' . VermbntTiU'e Eaton county,
illchigari. September .22, 1856.
. dred at Falls City, November" 9,
1925. : He -raff the son of William
R. and Margaret B. Frink. On
February. 3. 1876. he was married
: to Josephine Brown In Dallas.
Oregon. To this union eight
J died In Infancy; ; ,
He is snrrlTed by his widow.
Jjsephlne Frlnlc. and seven child
ren: UoTing Frlnlc. Corrallis:
Cora McCoy and Wills Frlnlc.
Falls City; Bertha Graham and
Fnnls Frlnlc of Newberg; Elsie
, TeaTitt of Washington. D. C. and-
Ionard Frtnlt of ' Portland ; and
two brother. limn JMnle of Port
end and' Warren Frlnlc1 of Falls
City, and one sister, Alice Meyers
J The folowtng poem -was written
jnst'a short tithe ago by one of
the sons; and . is used with the
mission of Mrs. Frink:
Ikrng ha lain Idle our lot on the
Yea, tho' now It has begun to
fill. " , :
. une vacant chair, one racant
, , One absent face, that cannot be
niat one will soon be t rest in
the lot on the hill.
' Mineral services were conduct
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
v he home, by Tier. A; H. Dodd.
5t as requested by their loved
" '.ron before, -who had asked
hit family to hare no ranslc and
rn eaboratlon, but a simple ser
vl br Mr. Pood, and that he h
laid to Test In, the beantlful TTill
conieterr northeast of Falls CItv
All of the Immediate family had
'n w"n nim much of the time
'-"ve Ms last Illness, became ser
ins, with the exception of Mrs
'cavut, who Is in Washington,
r. Cv A large number oftbelr
friends were present., with manv
autilhl floral offerings, to pay
tnur last tribute to one. who. all
Tils life. lived so that every one
nv Knew was his friend.
The Frink family left Vermont
Tine. . juicmjaa, , going first to
Xevada City, California; In 1S59,
staying there for ten years,! com-
is ursi to uregon in August.
I " ettllnjEUM Buama.. ; Vfaaan'dnlw-Falls City club was pledy0011 'WMH""-"
then coming to a hnma.
four or five miles south of .Falls
vuy.in 1870. While the elder
'.rink was county clerk and the
larany uvea- at Dallas, John,
wiwies ana Josephine Brown
were united In marriage at- the
1 family home there Feb. 3, 1876.
I They bought a farm about .three
which was their home until, 1890,
when they bought the home In
which he finished hia life, a place
that was the first school in Falls
J City, and that has become more
1 and more a real home through
his loving care of flowers, shrubs
John Charles Frink was a mem
ber of the Church of Christ, hav
ing become a member about thlr-
iy-two years ago. when Rev. Mr.
Badger was conducting revival
I services here, and Rev. A. H. Dodd
: was in cnarge of the church, con
l tinuing the ' minister for several
i years. He had consistently worked
for the good things of life, par--
ticipating in Sunday school , and
other work for the- betterment of
the community, and was at; one
J time a member of the M&ceabees.
To the memory of a loving hus-
band, a kind and affectionate fath-:-
er and grandfathers, a loyal and
sympathetic friend' and neighbor
ilet us say. "He fought the good
i fight." the race is-run he has fin
ished his course."
I The last years of his life were
engaged in work at the Falls City
b'gl school and his Influence
with the young men and J young
.Yomea of the school was so good;
'-and their love for him so great
that Hhis tribute is not complete
! without; a mention of his work
I with them. - - - -. , ;
j Six young men, students-at the
I high school, served as pall bearers,
a token-of especial regret. -
lilies Art- Clab- "
Mrs. M. D.; Hammetl was hos
tess for the ladies of the Art club
last Tuesday - Those-enjoylnff her
hospitality were Mrs. Geo. -Lowe,
Mrs,. R.'Jj. 'Oris wold $ Mrs. Eleanor
Butler, Mrs Edward. G. White.
Mrs. Raymond, Criswell, Mrs. M.
Ai Pugh. Mrs. Alberts TeaJ, Mrs.
II, Mather Smith, Mrs. C. P. Horn
and- Mrs.' W. J- West, a iepeclal
guest tl the hostess. f,. j.
The "rooms were beautiful, with
chrysanthemums and dahlias, for
a decorative note. Miss j Jane Ham
met rendered several plan'o: selec
tions in her. usuat pleasing" , man
ner Ncodlewbrk and social, chat
filled the time" until-refreshments
were served. . A dainty, repast or
chicken' Ipatties, combination salad
and coffee was served.! j , :.,
No meeting was held November
10. Mrs. Robert fi fTriswold' will
! bo the next . hostess11 on' November
" Good-wrfi Cluh Meets"
Last Thursday , atternopn the
ladles of the GoodWill club met
at the home of Mrs. Jere Morris
where the usual afternoon's needle.
work was accomplished. Brhile the
members spent the time in con.
The hostess served dainty re
freshments to the following mem
bers: Mrs. S. W. Winso. Mrs. M.
W. Black. Mrs. Jody Rhoades. Mrs.
J. J. Kreitaer. Mrs. George Cham
berlain. Mrs. F. A. Jones, Mrs. W.
B Webb, Mrs. H. Otte and Mrs.
K. Cleveland, a former member,
and Mrs." AI Crowder from Dallas.
TJhe ladies drew names for rift
exchange for their Christmas
The next meetlnc will be with
Mrs. H. Otte.
Two ralnful Accidents .
Last Saturday while working
In the Willamette Valley camp.
Charles W. Johnson was Injured
In logging. He was struck by
limbs from a falling tree which
struck: him across his head and
shoulders, bruising the flesh very
badly. No bones were broken,
which was miraculous. Mr. John
son will be laid up for a month
The same day Arthur Porter had
the misfortune to cut his foot so
badly that it was necessary to tie
the arteries and have 11 stitches
taken, three inside and eight ex
ternally. He will be unable to
return to work for a
month at !
With the president, II. Mather
Smith, in the chair and secretary
president, the Commercial club
met in regular session Wednes
day. The president reported the sub
scription list started to secure
money to finance preliminary sur
vey work on the Falls City-Val-setz
road to Toledo and Newport,
was fully subscribed in less than
two hours, and a draft for $100
turned, over to the county court
of Polk county; also that the $50
pledged by liincoln county was
sent in promptly.
" The secretary stated a letter
had been received from the secre
tary of the chamber "of commerce
at Newport, asking for a joint
meeting of the Newport, Falls
City, Dallas and Independence
chambers of commerce at some
future ; date, in order to go. into
the road question very thorough
ly.. This letter has been answered
ed as ready, for ,the meeting at any
time, Nothing further will be
done untl the Newport. people are
ready for the meeting.
The president reported an inter
esting meeting of the Polk county
federated, clubs on October 21 in
Dallas, and urged all who could
possibly do so to attend the next
meeting on the fourth Wednesday
of November, which will be the
25th, to be held at Elkins; saying
the meeting date was changed at
the last meeting in order to ac
commodate the Falls City club'.
Mrs. Watt reported having at
tended the last meeting of the city
council, being the committee of
one appointed to take up the side
walk question, and that the coun
cil authorized, the street commit
tee to employ an' engineer and pro
ceed with the sidewalk work.
Several questions of general in
terest In the city were brought up
and discussed and laid on the
table for some future meeting.
It was the sentiment of the
Commercial club that the curfew
law should be enforced, but that
some modifications-were necessary
to enable full enforcement of-the
On motion the meeting adjourn
ed, subject to calf of the president.
Wet Weather Most Welcome
According to weather observa
EARL D. DWIRE IN
THTs powerful drama of the South Seas tomes to the Heilig
theatre tonight. It comes here with high praise from prac-
tically all eastern crjligs, ,
from 5 p. m. November 9, to the
same hour November. 10, was ex
actly one Inch. ! This Is the great
est'since February 21 of this year
when 2-2 11 00 o'f an inch fell in
For Slogan Editor
Here is an item for the Slogan
editor: On the 7tb-of November
T- D. Hallo well picked one full
quart box of ripe stravrtberries
from his patch ' In his lower gar
den, and on the same day gather
ed ripe tomatoes, lettuce, and
gave to friends who picked for
themselves about two quarts more
of ripe strawberries. We have
had strawberries' on the market
in Falls City from May 7 to Nov.
7, J92 3. Some record!
Local and Personal
Mr." and Mrs. Walter N'ichors
were up from Tillamook Tuesday
attending the funeral services for
J. C. Frink.
Mrs. EL P. Brown and daugh
ter Bertha were Portland visitors
W. A. Graham spent Monday in
Mr. and Mrs. John . D Moyer
visited relatives in Satem last
Miss Gordon has changed the
day for her music classes in Falls
City from Tuesday to Saturday of
each week. She will continue the
lessons at the M. E. church par
lors, as tizual.
Rev. and Mrs. A. H. Dodd are
visiting their sons, Dodd Rros.,
near Junction city. Mr. Dodd
came up Tuesday to officiate at
the Frink .funeral services, but
will return to complete his visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Anan Meyers of
Seaside and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn
Frink of Portland have been here
for a few days this week.
' Mrs. Julia Miller returned on
Tuesday from a week's visit with
friends ,in Portland. While there
she had the pleasure of attending
the Pacific International, stock
Mrs. Frances Speerstra bad as a
house guest on Monday Miss Ko
berjr, who came home with her
from teachers' institute.
M. W, Worthjngton had the mis
fortune to -slip and fall last; Satur
day, injuring his back no severely
that he is confined to his bed.
Mrs.. J. J. Kreitzer, Mrs. Carrie
E. Jobes. Mrs. C. E. Rennison. Mrs
nay Guthridge and Mrs. Richard
Faul are attending a one-day con
vention of the Church of Christ.
to be held in the First Church of
Christ, Salem, on Wednesday of
E. D. Sackett of Salem was
transacting business in our town
W. .Van Duddleson of "the Falls
Cify Hotel has returned from a
Mr. and Mrs. II, Mather Smith
drove to i Portland last Saturday
for a week-end visit with relatives.
Herbert Dunlop and Paul Starr
were motor guests for the trip,
and they took as a guest from
Monmouth and return Miss Ruth
Boardman, who is a student at the
state normal school.
W- R Stevens was - ud from
Klamath Falls last Saturday.' at
tending to business.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dempsey
and sons were up from Rickreall
last Sunday, guests at the O. Aur
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Bainter
spent the week-end with relatives
Reoular Sleep and Meals
Ruled for Women Athletes
BERKELEY, Cal. Training
rules for women students at the
University of California who are
going in for athletics, which tUe
Women's Athletic association says
will be enforced rigidly, are:t j
Eight hours of sleep five
nights a week.
Three regular meals a day, with,
green vegetables on the menu at
A pitn of milk at least once a
No candy between meals and
not more than one cup of coffee
or tea a day.
STANDARDjOlt BULLETIN HAS GOOD ARTICLE
ON FLAX GROWING IN THE SALEM DISTRICT
Tells About the Equipment and Operation of the State Flax Plant at the Oregon Penitentiary, With
i Several Illustrations Giving Readers Intelligent Idea off Subject
jThe Standard Oil Bulletin for
October gives the; flax industry of
the Salem district a splendid ar
ticle, with several' illustrations:
There is a picture of a flax field
and also one of the Canadian flas
puller at work near Aumsville,
and four pictures illustrating the
work at the state flax plant,
showing the 'whipping (threshing)
machines, the sacked flax seed, the
scutching machines, and one of
the retting tanks. The text of the
article is as follows:
Over in Belfast, Ireland, they
hold fondly to the belief, so it is
alleged, that the climate of the
United States is most unfavorable
to the growing of flax that it can
not be grown here on a commer
cial basis. Some linen manufac
turers of Belfast familiar with the
climatic conditions obtaining
around New York and Chicago are
said to have rendered a verdict
responsible for this belief. They
were flax experts, so their opin
ions were accepted as expert testi
mony. However, their conclusions
it seems, were based on the as
sumption that the climate of the
whole United States is like that
of New York city.
Those Belfast manufacturers of
linens apparently did not know
that across the continent, in the
northwest corner of the United
States, in the state of Oregon, ex
tending 130 miles south from
Portland, is the valley of the Wil
lamette, which has a climate in
many respects very similar to that
of northern France, Belgium, and
parts of Ireland where flax is most
successfully grown. This valley
has the same annual rainfall as
the principal flax-growing coun
tries of the world, and is other
wise characterized by strikingly
similar climatic conditions.
Those Belfast manufacturers of
linens apparently did not know, or
Ignored the fact, that farmers in
the Willamette valley have been
growing flax for tne past fifty
years flax that received a high
award at the Centennial exposition
in Philadelphia in 1S76, at the
Paris exposition, and at the Pan-ama-acific
exposition in 1915.
Although flax has 'been grown
in the Salem district of the Wil
lamette valley for a full half cen
tury, and its superior quality de
monstrated, nothing was done
from a commercial standpoint
with this crop until a few years
ago, when Oregon state officials
seeking to place . several of the
state institutions on at least a
partially self-sustaining basis, and
find om ploy meat - for slate
charges, became interested in flax.
As a result, the state of Oregon
is now in the flax business.
(! The group of brick and concrete
buildings which constitutes the
state of Oregon flax plant erected
at the state penitentiary at Salem
BEE MEEK IT
Tomorrow Afternoon, and
i Evening Polk and Marion
I Bee Men Will Gather
; The conventions of bee keepers
of Marion and Polk counties will 1
be held tomorrow afternoon at Sa-
lem and tomorrow evening at Dal
las. Following are the programs:
i Friday, Nov. 13 Salem Cham
ber of Commerce rooms at 2 p. m.
A county organization will be
formed as early on the program
f Piano solo, Carl Wenger.. Mr.
Wenger is furnished as soloist and
accompanist by the U. S. National
bank. Humorous reading, A. V.
Oliver; tenor solo, "Farewell
Sweetheart," Alvin Mead; short
Speech, "Law Enforcement," by
Judge Hunt; baritone solo, com
posed by- singer. Thomas McKen
Sie; short speech, "Our Need of
More Bees," R. J. Hendricks;
Scotch songs (the ones you will
like to hear). James P. Smart.
Professor Scullen. bee specialist
from OAC, will lecture on honey
tees, and will answer any ques
tions asked and will lead in-an
Open discussion or Dee prooiems
n this locality.
Dallas Chamber of Commerce at
JT:30 p. m. Professor Scullen will
go to Dallas , with, a delegation of
Salem people' and will take up
other bee problem's and will lead
In another open discussion of bee
I A county organization for Polk
'county will be effected. , Park
will render humorous
Dallas business men
t I J
will mako short speeches.
I Both of these programs will be
very good and profitable to all
Interested in, bees. They are not
the. same. Unfortunately, all the
details of the. Dallas meeting can
not bo given at this time. '
All who are interested, directly
or indirectly, arc invited to attend.
and don't forget to bring the
Asked to Condemn Early
-' ROMl Italian' newspapers at
lined politically " with th parties
opposing the present Fascist gov
ernment, wbose dally destinies are
at the mercy of the press censor,
have addressed a plea to tho cen-
Bor that -ho condemn them o.n.ick-
includes seven large storage-sheds
haying a total capacity of six
million pounds of flax. A brick--and-concrete
five by one hundred feet, houses
the de-seeding and seed-cleaning
machinery. In this building are
thirty scutching machines for sep
arating flax fiber from the straw.
The plant equipment also includes
nine flax breakers, several seed-
cleaning machines, threshing ma
chines, and an attrition mill for
grinding the flax seed for the drug
r- Not devoid of Interest are the
six concrete retting (rotting)
tanks, each twenty by fifty feet,
with a depth of five feet. Each
will hold twelve tons of flax straw.
Straw is placed in these tanks and
covered with water kept at a
temperature of about seventy de
grees. After four or five days in
this bath the substance holding the
fiber to the straw disintegrates,
and then the flax is snread out
op the ground to dry. This treat
ment" completed, the raw material
is ready for the breaking machines
then the scutching machines, and
in due course the flax fiber, is
readv for baling and shipment to
the linen mills.
The Salem Chamber of Com
merce has sunplied the Bulletin
with the following information
regard Ine flax growing, as prac
ticed in the Willamette valley:
Flax is a ninety to a hundred
day crop. The land is prepared
about the same as for wheat. Flax
is drilled in, two bushels to the
acre. Seed costs from $2.50 to
3 per bushel. Planting is usuallv
done during late Anril or early
May. Two tons of flax ner acre
is the averaee yield. This year
the state of Oregon contracted for
and paid $38 a ton for flax more
than thirtv inches in length, and
$2? ner ton for flax under that
length down to twenty inches. Any
under that is used in the manu
facture of tow. and brings $22 a
ton. according to state contract.
Due to the fact, that long fiber
is most desired, flax is nulled, not
mowed, except that which is too
short for weaving purposes. The
recent invention of pulling ma
chines seems to have solved the
pulling problem for all time. Thir
ley. A machine of the type showr
season thirteen of these machine?
were owned in the Willamette val-
in the acrorooanving illustraHor
pulls and hinds from six to eight
acres a day of flax stand.
In the Willamette valley sur
rounding Salerri, approximately
4000 , acres were planted to . f la-"
"h1s!season. and of this area the
product of 2500 acres was con
tracted for by the state of Ore
gon. According to the Salem Cham
ber, of Commerce, Salem is thf
only city west of the Mississippi
river with a $150,000 linen mill
ly if he Intends to condemn
The press law provides that the
censor approve each issue of each
newspaper, the penalty being sup
pression of the edition if any
thing is found objectionable.
Recently the censor changed his
office hours so that he did not
examine the newspapers until sev
eral hours after their appearance.
The result was that condemna
tions came so tardily that the
f newspaper was unable to print a
later expurgated edition, as was
previously the custom. Conse
quently all the copies of the news
paper were seized and the regu
lar readers had no copies at all.
"Please, Mr. Censor," the news
papers said, "would you mind con
demning us quickly if you intend
to at all?"
Art and Artists, Said
DENVER. The money a part
of the public is paying to "hear a
name sing or play" rather than
an artist, is held to blame as an
item in a' "commercialism that has
taken the heart and soul from
Robert Slack, noted concert di
rector, sighed as he said it. "It s
money-money-money. The public
makes and breaks .artists unfor
tunately and part of it pays to
hear a name sing or play rather
than an artist."
This public to which Mr; Slack
referred pays to see the chosen
few- and in doing so, in his opin
ion, .thereby is keeping hundreds
of names from the electric slfin
boards that are equally as good
'But Commercialism Commerci
alism, that's what has taken the
heart and sold from music," he
Mr. Slack has had an assocla
tion with choirs, choruses and op
eratic stars over a period of near
ly 40 years.
Stayton.-. Santiara Woolen Mills
report excellent demand for pure
lr 0 0TB ALL
U. ofO. vs. O. A G.
eugenb. Saturday, nov. i4Tii
U. .of .0.; Alumni Homecoming t
$3.10 EUGENE and RETURN
VIA OREGON ELECTRIC RY.
Tickets oa Bale - Not. , 12, 13,- 14th. Return limit Nov. 47th
O. E. By, trains leave Slein 8:25, I:45 n. m. (Iitd.)
- . 4il3,nd :O.T pi m. ihuly
Returning leave Eugene 7:50, ll;15 a. mn 3:00 ami :05 k m.
The plant of the Miles Linen com
pany, with $150,000 paid up stock,
was recently completed and Is now
in operation. This company is
engaged in the manufacture of
twines and fishing gear, the de
mand for which averages $1,000,
000 annually on the Pacific coast,
which market includes the exten
sive salmon fishing industry of
the Columbia river and the great
fishing interest extending into
Another linen mill in Salem, a
half-million dollar enterprise, is
contemplated. It is authoritativelv
stated that to date $400,000 of
the total amount has been sub
scribed, and it is planned to pro
ceed with the construction of the
first unit berore the close of the
year, with the hope of being in
a position to operate when the
1926 harvest Is due.
Taking into consideration the
trend of events ab6ve described,
and the fact that some 200.000
acres in the Willamette valley are
suited to flax culture, indications
are that Oregon is well on her way
toward the establishment of a new
industry with excellent prospects
(Some corrections are needed
In the above from the Standard
Oil Bulletin. The breaking and
scutching machines, and the
threshing and whipping machines,
are located in the buildings inside
the wall at the penitentiary, and
not in the new brick warehouse
outside the walls. There are six
concrete retting tanks, but there
are also nine circular wood ret
ting tanks, and six -more concrete
tanks are to be built for the opera
tions of next year; to be ready
with the coming of the spring
(The Standard Oil Bulletin is
in the nature of a house organ
It is read by many thousands of
the employees of the Standard Oil
of Portland, Oregon
hereby announces that he is a can
didate for tho Republican nomina
tion for IT. S. Senator at the May,
"Will work zealously for devel
opment of Oregon and support of
measures for real benefit of farm
ers as suggested by their organi
"Favor'World Court and Reform
G-WE YOUR HOME
THE PROPER CARTr-
G-J 9 I
"'ill Hi'Mir.Sl 14 V
I vii I inn iiHi r?rf r
Plan to- take those.
.. '.. -. - ' ,
.There are so many places yoi and tHe-
family hayc planned to visit some day.
Don't put it off any longer.
The stages are waiting to take you when
and where you wish.' You have nothing
to think of but to bo at the depot on time.
Make this; outdoor travel a pleasure.
183 NORTH- HIGH
Wonder of the World
-jpHB hidden' power, of the saved
X dollarits Interest bearing quail"
tie and tremendous growth ovwr
period of yran can truly be called the
World's 8th Wonder.
State Savings & Loan
Chas. Wiper; General Manager
Heilig Theatre Tjobby- 189 If . High
Emtht 50, Ukt VcrfTMn
(TtSi). irruh iwwj Pre-
or vKtm goU tat.
Now you cati present the
watch that men of taste prefer
Every man hopes some day to possess
a really fine watch one which will
reflect the distinction he expects to
attain. . - ; " - -
Yet he finds so many new luxuries
and added advantages to give hi fami
ly that the buying of his watch is con-
stantly postponed. , 7
What more acceptable gift could
you make for birthday or anniversary
than a fine Cruen Guild Watch? " ;
Our new Divided Charge Service"
makes it possible for you to present,
the long-desired watch cornvnirntly, by
rrchasing out of income instead of
savings. : Your .gift; may be: enjoyed
while you are paying for it. ,
Har imdn BrooX
Jewelers and Silversmiths '
State and Liberty Salem, Oregon
f0 fcc n fro dfc-vjcfo
BECKE & HENDRICKS
Insurance of All Kinds '
Heillg Theatre. 189 N. High f-
Telephone 161 1(
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