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About Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1917)
jTflDT FROM COM
Stow That Net Profits
Acre of Flax Varies
L J30 to ?50.
n 11. nJ
: the Willamette valley.
L raising hops, are fac,-
to of securing a substi
hop, since the demand
' dimimsuea ny tne ad-
' 4 University has perform
It service to the common
4 exhaustive study of the
L from a commercial
1 This information has
U in bulletin form and
f by the request and nn
Uees of the Portland
limtions and opinions of
Inn the supposition that
He valley possesses the
. tcr, the climate and the
in facilities to make the
he flax and its manufae-
ba cloth a profitable tin
It shows that the vai
ls advantages are equal
iay other section of the
ft (rivaling those of the fa-
j iai districts of Belgium
liitions requisite for sue-
V Haeture as equal to those
J famed districts devoted
.'Mas in Ireland.
hot acres of valley soil
A kamined and passed upon
Mteptionally well fitted for
ia is grown, and before
jig can be profitably done
iMcessfully retted. Es-
m has shown that the
lie Willamette are equal
titer, than the waters of
5 in Belgium, being soft
'ifrom all mineralization.
Ites combined are hard
i'ttant thing in flax grow-
jfr season with little
ill during the ripening
boist climate is also nee-
conditions in Ireland
finely responsible for its
induce the finest linen m
Even in Belfast it is of3-
ry to resort to artificial
insure a perfect thread.
iking in reference to its
wpagation here is that
tccessfully on new land,
thousands of acres of
which flax would make
writable kind of a crop.
dairying are said to go
m.'pr him or Co home without ex-
m as tke'clover and vetch penses. The game started and Mult-
pould follow flax are just nowah won.
which the ate has failed to appro-
Mrs. Gorlinger has been one of tie i
university's staunches! iaoortei '
and has led the work for aiding wo-
men of the universitv since her ar- I
pointment to the boanl of regents.
She said that a survey of the uni
versity of Oregon by competent edn
cators had revealed the faet that it
was a standard school despite tbe
small appropriations it had received
from the state.
She said there were duplications of
courses, but she also said that in a
survey of the Washington State col
lege the expert who made it asserted
that such courses as commerce and
domestic scienee should be duplicated
iu all state schools. As to the etim-
DALLAK PflT.V pni'na ,-eu- ,
' vowa. It-ESDAT, JAJTUARY J4. 1J17
MEMBERSHIP GOING UPiWOULD RETAIN M1CKLE'
central comeittee in Portland Satur- rillDVIITU 11 Mim nillU
day. The n-tasr was heid in the UAM UTlLlt lAulllU IHJ fl
- I !oi5e of Judge Saasael White, chair-
COHMERCTAT rrrro rnunn ' ' imta of the democratic state central,
TtrL?!172 C0JQPTTEE GIA.VGE OPPOSES RED0CT5G committee and was attended bv rrom-! POLK nmjr COlsTAs rnw.
' OTTTT 1 Y TVtD TrnrmMmrrw i iumI iluMmta - - . i. . . . I
iTae committee" reeooLiceadatiossj
jbear considerable weuAt with eon-
IS EJECETTIXG RESPONSE.
Increased IsVrest Manifested; Mem
bership Wffl Probably Reach
Membership in the DaSas Consir. -
eial club wUl probabiy reach its highest
.- , ruiwni are opposed ov
stage as toe result of the campaign toe Pol eoentv Pomona Grange, e"
being conducted by the finance com- carding to a resolution passed at the
Over later-County Bridga,
mittee, wtuea is composed of Tracy
Siaats. F. F Davis and B. C. Steel-
ination of the commerce courses from i quist.
tne umversuy or Uregon. Jlrs. fire "We hare been stixms . rerr
IiriCMf noM funk . rm ' L . 1 i - .
- ' , lilac tory responi boUi in szbscrip-
uons ana in lae increased interest
Laird Woods For Club Secretary.
The nominating committee of the
La Creole club has named Laird
Woods in their slate for secretarv of
the club for this year. Walter Bal-
lnntyne declined his nomination for
the position. The election is to be
held February 13.
Will Bestime Work at State "XT."
Miss Leone Williams and Miss Ha
zel Knight will leave the last of the
week for Eugene, where they will re
sume their studies at the state uni
versity. Both girls will graduate in
Pe. E-aJstka Tato Wr! Public Sarrio. Coo. Wffl A
Stewart of Albanv and CarnDbeS of Wea Fir0 Co. T Cot Sate
Esvne are in oimat the same boat
as Mr. Ftske. They may and they
may not be blessed with their broth
er poKtiriaas' good feeling. Port
land democrats are sure that Frank;
S- Vyers. who plixketi a $$)00 plan
ta Gopfctri aad Kales; Kaster
asd Secretary Sc-eieeted.
Scducaons in expeBditnre for ag-
nraltural edDcasioa are opposed by
Dailies in West Salem, which han
bees supplying milk to som 6M
families in Saieaa. will hare to co
at the meeting a year ago is not in i oat of business unless the 12c. a ease
rate which the Weils Fargo Express
WILL PLAY MULTNOMAH
DALLAS TO MEET POETLARD-
EBS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP.
State Title To Be Deciaed in Two
Games; First Probably In
Dallas, February 3.
Dallas will plav the fast basket
ball team of the Multnomah Ama
teur Athletic club of Portland two
games for the state championship.
The first contest will probably be
taged in the local armory. February
tnat is everywhere manifest," said
Mr. Steelqaist. in speaking of the
campaign. Aj a result of 13 strong
er organization that will be aaade pos
sible, the clab expects to assuce
many of the smaller burdens that
have been falling on the shoulders of
The club hopes to eestraHxe the
distribution of funds for organiza
tions like the band, basket boll and
baseball teams, and the like. As it
is now, each new enterprise of
semi-pnblic nature that is lanncbed.
gets up a subscription paper acd
makes a tour of the business bouses.
The new plan would centralize the
distribation of available funds and
prove more equitable, it is thongfat
It is proposed to revive and make
more rigid the authorization of solic
itors by the commercial club. Any
new enterprise or bos in ess proposi
tion that affects the business men in
general will be referred to a commit
tee of the club for consideration, and
the committees' report will be final
guidance for the solicitor. Bepresen
tatives of these concerns will be
shown a sipi on the walk which will
refer them to the Commercial dub.
This system has been in operation be
fore but will be revived and strictly
adhered to, according to the recom
mendation of the finance committee.
- The committee will auko its report)
to the dab at the next regular meet-
ins, it Has canvassed approximately
75 per cent of the Jown, now.
ausaal installation meeting Satnrday line for saea a choice morsel at this
a jLonmoutn. Tfle resolution was; session. Geore K. Watson, o-Dem-
atrodueed by Mrs. Bradea and pass- oertie county chairman of Maltno-
ra cnacimocsiy. The resolution cot- man cosnty is being backed for the
ers ail agnenlroral education in the j bead of the Portland postoffiee-i-Aools.
boys and girls club work and j
rae extension department work of married at Presbyterian Kanas-
DEATH COMES TO FI05HEB.
Manasrer Fred Gooeh received ai
letter from Portland Friday, stating!
that Multnomah had two open dates. !
xv,. ? .a p.i, ir snii i P. Winsiow' Was Resident of Val-
that members of the team had con
sented to come to Dallas for one of
them and play the other on the Mult
Dallas has been anxious to play
Multnomah ever since last year,
when a dispute arose just before the
eame in Portland, over the reteree-
ley Since 1871
Paris K. Winsiow, a resident of
the Willamette valley since 1874.
died Friday morning at ten o'clock
at the family home near Lincoln, in
this county. Mr. Winsiow was a well
known chnrchman and also prominent
as a member of the Grand Army of
The referee that Multnomah wanted j the Republic.
. nnsntisfactorv to Dallas but the Deceased was born in Damriscot-
club manager said they could play i ta. Maine, April 2L 1S46. Both pan
restore to the soil the
ken to fit it for another
ftewise, the flax seed and
The local bovs are going good. now.
and expect to get revense and inci
,wllv the state title for mdepen-
Itraw make good cattle I dent teams. Both quintets have been
undefeated tnis season auu w s
Monties are quoted who Urill probably draw a record '"
knted in raising this The locals will practice faithfully m
k net profits per acre. I an attempt to get into the best possi
if n t ;tt !u. -option for the best basketball
threshing expenses and ; eame of tne year.
Hs ;.. the r-ltrnmah defi
r-v W UIUUUM1 I . .
pd-varies from $30 to Willamette defeated usianoma ;r-
I ents died when he was still a boy
and he enlitsed in the army as s
drummer boy, at about the age of la.
He served in the Fifteenth infantry
and Xineteenth army corps during
the civil war for a period of four
and one-half years. The latter part
of this time, during the reconstruc
tion period, being spent in South
In 1S67 Mr. Winsiow came west along lines conducive to capital re
!,n Kv Kr.it tn tbe Isthmus of Hinstmnt and trreater returns for
Panama and by train across the j the capital invested. The same stand-
tke Oregon Agriculture college, in
The Grange also passed a resolu
tion favoring W. V. Fuller's boose
bill providing a bounty for gophers
and moles in Polk county. More
than 25.000 gopher and mole scalps
were brooght into the county clerk
of Marion county's office daring the
Erst week of the bounty provision.
Tbe advocates of tbe bill think that
similar conditions exist in Polk eocn-ty-
State Dairy and Food Commission
er Mickle and his work were prais
ed by the members and the Grange
voted to retain him and against con
solidating tbe office with any other.
Tbe main talk of the day was giv-j
en bv Marketmaster C J. Hard of
Eagene. He suggested the possibili
ties of Grange work in relation to co
operation, farm development, legisla
tion and membership. Mr. Hurd ad
vocated co-operation in marketing
baying, wool-pooling and other ac
Mrs. Minnie E. Bond, lecturer of
the Oregon State Grange and editor
of the Grange Bulletin, gave a short
talk on grange work.
The installation was held in the
morning, f . V. roweli ot Jjonmoutn
was re-installed as master and Mrs.
White of MeCov u tmrotar?.-.. Twe
new members were initiated into the
Pomona degree of the eraaee. Th
meeting was presided over by Mr.
Robinson of Oak Grove in the ab
sence of the Master, who was at
tending a dairy meeting in Portland
Tbe business was not finished until
11:30 p. m.; two reeesess were taken
Christian Kkbey and Mrs. Annie
Wei ton were married at tbe Presby
terian manse last Saturday morning
by Rev. D. A. MaeKenxie. They are
residents of the country sonta of tbe
city and will make their borne on
Mr. Klebev's ranch, three miles
Doctor's Wont Case in Own Faauty.
Dr. A. R Starboek says his worst
cases in the measles epidemic, that
has been raging ia Dallas for the
past two months, were i bis own
family. He reports that Mrs. Star-
back and tbe baby are improving.
FEW SHIPMENTS NOW
DALLASTTES GO ERT EARLY;
KO SHIPMENT SATURDAY.
Either Tin is Hot XTp For Boos
Lovers or Thar Have Become
EesUned To Fata.
OREGON POWER HANDICAPPED.
Company Most Submit Plans of Con
struction To Federal Court.
Operating nader the supervision of
the Federal court Manager R. XJ.
Steelquist, of the Oregon Power com
pany in this eity, has to submit every
contemplated piece of construction
work in Dallas and his territory to
the court for approval. This pro
cedure is msde necessary ander the
regime of tbe receivership which has
charge of the company's affairs.
The com pan v has not been prosper
ing lately and a friendly receivership
went into effect to investigate tne
eompanv s anairs ana reorganize n
Kot a sinele package of boose was
received by the Dallas Wella Fargo
agent Satnrday. Either the time is
sot low local fcoone lovers or they
have become resigned to their fate,
The shipment business reached its
high water mark the first or last
week; there were 25 packages for de
livery Monday. Since 'then, howev
er, the number has jteadily decreas
ed nntil Saturday, when liquor be
came a minus quantity around the
Wells Fargo office.
The "bone-dry" bill was passed by
the house yesterday and the state
feels that the end of the importation
period is not far away. After the
bill goes to the governor and be signs
it. express office will be given eve
dsys to get in shipments now on tne
way and thirty days to dear their
office of liquor. Any packages or
booze that are left on hand, uncalled
for mnt be shipped back to toe
holesalers within this 30-dsy limit.
Dallas is one of the most temperate
towns ia the state, according to trav
.i;r mMi mha have witnessed the
flurrr of the past month ia other
company is charging them is lower
The Public Service Consmisnoa of
Oregon will file a complaint against
the express company to secure aa
investigation of the rates charged ea
shipments of milk across the bridge,
unless the Polk and Marion county
courts siga a contract for the con
struction of the bridge immediately.
Tbe Southern Paeifie company has
agreed to allow its railroad bridge
to be planked for vehicle traffic as
soon as tbe county courts have made
a signed contract to construct aa inter-county
bridge, bat tbe two eoarts
hare been unable to agree apoa tbe
type of bridge. Polk county is hold
ing for a concrete stroetare and Mar
ion favors a steel one.
If the contract is signed tbe pub
lie service commission will not 41s
its complaint as tbe inrestigatioa
could not be made, a hearing hold
and orders made, according' to the
time limits prescribed by lav before
the time that the planking of the
bridge could be finished, which would
obviate tbe necessity of any express
shipments of milk.
Dairymen in West Salem have com
plained to the public service com
mission that the express company
has established a rate of 13 cents a
ease, which, if continued, will pat tbe
dairymen out of business. Allega
tions are made that the rates are un
just, discriminatory and prohibitive
to continued transportation of milk
. Tna eosunksioa sent a telegram In ...
K- Lockwood. tratGc manager sf
the Wells Fargo company in San
Francisco askiog that the rate be
mads 5 cents which is the tariff
sought by the dairymen. Mr. Lock
wood replied that the 12 cent rate
was established ia an emergency,
that it is lower than regular rata
and is only slightly higher than
freight rates. He said the company
felt that the shipper should share
some of tbe burden of the emergency.
-The hearing, if the complaint is
filed, will be held February 5.
JOHN rOSTER SERIOUSLY HURT
Cboek Boas Ssuabed ia When Oaf
Goes Over Fmhanrinept.
John Foster was operated oa at
the Dallaa hospital Saturday in an
attempt to raise his check bone,
which was smashed ia by contact
with a stamp, as his Ford ear went
over an embankment, Thursday.
itt is at American labor
hop growers are eon-
Knously and may plant
aJ.A Willamette; 'isthmus, then on into California I .rds of service have been maintained
.UUllcuuiau uti-.-.- - . , r v,i !
nere ne remameu -v " -
-1 - AlrtahnTIDL Xormal tramped on
tbe hiiversitv of Oregon, and Dallas
won from the University team by one
Doint. This dope sneei u
the relative merits of
rr:l I i. ' ui tn Dallas, but dope isn t
t SenttUU. -lucjr nMwiiui. Tk. Ji,l
the best bet, aiwajs. i
not extend themselves in me ia
k.if acminst Oregon.
The two managers will agree up
on one neutral referee for both
es. Manager Gooeh favors Math
eTof Salem, while Multnomah sag
eested Homer Jamieson, former Ore
lr. Ko choice has been made.
"The" game scheduled for Friday
with the CorvalHs Firemen wjs
plGER DEFENDS "XT"
of Legislative Commit-
m Be Laughed At
f T. Gerlinger, one of
prominent citizens, an
4e board of regents ol
fJ of Oregon, says that
rPuon, the criticisms ol
conditions at the oni-
fl be langbed at.
hnation they have is
l" said Mrs. Gerling-
port is based on infor-
"t, not during tbe last
u the past few weeks.
ne of tbe merrbers of
f Has made his share of
hsent treatment, never
H the university.
P"t one criticism of the
P I believe u be jnst
f "a tin en t the state has
at tbe school. We
! them tbe treatment j
ve hud". As to th
with Chemawa was
at the same rates but the internal af-
Inexted in the Sound region, fairs are being improved.
c,' rm later he came to the The company's branch offices sre
Willamette valley. In 1875 he was I somewhat handicapped by the ar-
married to Addie Vandevort, at tne , raneerrent but nave reason to Deuee
farm home in Polk county and has 'that the receivership will soon be
lived in that community ever since. ! lifted, and the company placed oa a
u. irwin. Wine a member ot, sounder nnaucimj
Methodist church at Klickitat
Wash, during the pastorate of J. H.
B Royal and was a well-known class
leader at the Highland Methodist
chorci in this county, for over twen
ty Tears. His home was the accus
tomed stopping place of tbe traveling
ministers of former days.
Mr. Foster started to take his son,
Oregon towns. Over a bondred n- Ed, to tne oospitai ror an
MlnriM are maile each day in 'on a diseased bone in his arm. Ho
The Dalles and Pendleton. Express ; cranked the car and the lever slipped
offices, in general, throughout the j and the ear went into bign grmr jaw
state report rushing business, the ' as the engine started. Tbe ear start
greater part of which is boose ship-jed over an enbankmeat and Mr. Foc
ments. Citv police judges are bar-Iter jumped bat was caught by the
- . . . 1. , , I I.J L. M.knlr-
inr more cases or dronxennew m- guara ana nuncu .
davs than thev have since the statement, alighting oa a stump with his
Play Will Aid School Finance.
"Peg 0' My Heart" will be staged
by the student body of Dallas high
school in about three weeks, in an
effort to raise money for the stodeat
J . mkifii ia aadlv deDlct-
dwij -. , n lL
ed. Parts hsve not been sssigaeo a tare oepannreni l
vet. but Miss Gladys Cartwriebt, who . taral college will give prawns dem-
(!rt went drr. but no inch condition
Tta in Dallas.
H. K. Harrisoa, local Wells Fargo
agent, anticipates no trouble in eon
forrcing to tbe "hcae-dry" law with
in the time specified.
TO TEACH PRXTNINO THURSDAY
rrait Grow en' Assoeiatioa In vitas
Pahlic U Witsass Demonstratioa
Professor Brown of the hortieol-
He is survived by his dow ra ur. that they ! onstnuion Thursdsy oa the Frank
Addie V. Winsiow, and six ucr r.,, ont ud r-hearsals j Harris farm. Professor Brow. .
Mrs. l-iyoe .-euwa i
P winsiow or inian-ooa.
Mrs. OUver Whitney, W. C. Wins
low. R B. Win-low and F. A. Wins
low! afl of Salem.
tv- fnneml was held from tbe
Prokitritioa Lactam Hera Snaday.
R. P. Hatton, aeeretary of the state
Anti-Saloon leane. talked to tbe coa
tregations of tbe Christian and Ban-
AH Orefon Trcops Coming Horn.
The last of the Oregon
on the Mexican border were ordered
home VW! wt
r "TlSeneral. from
,tor George E. Z 1 Osteopath. Of Six Coptics Orga j cM Con:mitte. Kst SaW-
arilt be done ander the aaspiccs
of the Polk County Fruit Growers
The demonstratioa wffl be preced
ed bv a lecture at ten a'doek in the
1 which time then win bs
are at present on
ofP Battery A and the cavalry
First Methodist chart. Sclem. ! "iwhfc Srmdav, on the snbjeet!. mead toble stady of the problems
dav, 1:30 o'clock. Rev RJ.. ivv,t tjoL 0f toej orebardirta.
; V , W -maaa VwMwl tnT AT KlrDtn. cmn-
in City View eemetery. PORTS! TFR MAT LOSE JOB. riea, pear, walnnU and pranes wUl
"DO" B IB H asw
"'a U An : Plants Pranes.
James Boydstoa is a firm believer
ia i'olk county pranes. Mr. Boydston
An organiratio. or copa' me pj-. putrf Politial num.
trPOBS OI .-7 .va ' .n of foil. IKDuu.. , . .1
of Troon A. rMT ?U" V? i - 7 ' " ' ' 'MTf' iri
rj--Cisft4 r"' - OrM, -ay not receive .uHed U dig ap U of Im 1
i - L iwS
Sw n nndae influence; horses, which '"., mi in lv: the aext mceUng a. . . DnMmtit
I think thev have sup- the state lor w- IGnnviDc, Feonisry .
acre apple orchard and plant it to
traca. His farm is aboat a mum
from Dallas, to tfca west.
Tbe injury is a painful one and
hard to correct bat there were no
signs of brain complication Satoiday.
TO ADVERTISE FOLK PRUNES.
Fair art--ii and Commercial
Clab W01 Co-operate la Flaa.
Polk connty prunes will be given
away each day at tbe stats fair next
year if the plan of W. U Soearea,
who was appointed bead of the corn
tea oa advertisement for tbe proas,
ta carried out.
Mr. Soehrea suggested this plan
last year hot it was too lata to tako
it nn. Tb last night of tbe fair,
however, the Polk county exhibit was
taken down, and som pranes placed
in front of tba booth, with tbe sign:
"Take one." A bashd disafrwarea
in half aa boar, aad meat of tba
crowd had gono borne, too. Warn
county ased this plan to advertise
their grapes last year, aad met wua
Another teat are or ta comas ineaa
plan is to co-operate with tb eosa
mereial dub ia getting eat a littls
booklet, describing tbe asea tba prant
may be put to ia preparing zoo.
Recipes for canning tb prana sad
making tempting deserts, with illsa
tratioaa, wiU ba tba features af tba
N for dormitories for the future.