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    Devoted to the Interests ot Eastern Clackamas County
VOLUME XX.
NO
EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY
AMERICAN LEGION
FLAX INDUSTRY STARTS
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MEMBERSHIP SOARS
Nearly a million dollars are be.ng
Portland, Ore., Jan. 2 1 .(Special)
With 2000 membership cards pour­
ing into Department Headquarters
o f the American Legion just past,
Carl R. Moser, State Adjutant, pre­
dicts that the 12,000 goal fixed fo r
1926 will be reached in record time.
“ More enthusiasm in membership
work than has ever been shown in
the organization has been manifested
since announcement o f the competi­
tion in which the posts o f the Legion
throughout the state are matched for
nine Bilver trophy cups,” commented
Adjutant Moser today.
“ If the
spirit continues through this month
and February, the first o f March
should see the goal reached and the
American Legion in Oregon at the
highest mark since inception.
“ What is more, it will place this de­
partment in line for some highly-
prized national trophies.
Already
there are four posts in the State
which have more members than en-
roled in the entire year o f 1925.
They are McMinnville, Antelope,
ports indicate that there are no posts
which do not anticipate at least as
large a membership as in 1925,
and more expect an increase over
former years.
ences and inter-county competition
is adding to membership and com­
munity interest o f the American
Legion in this state. Formation o f
county councils, the plan already
in effect in Yamhill county, is being
taken up by Columbia and Sherman
counties, while joint county organ­
izations are being formed by Des-
chutes-Crook and Marion-Polk coun­
ties.
"Inter-city competition is keen be­
tween The Dalles and Hood River,
Eugene and Salem, St. Helens and
Vernonia, Forest Grove and Hills­
boro and Baker and La Grande.
“ The Sunshine society o f the Le­
gion, La Societe des 40 Hommes et
8 Chevaux, headed by Leland .M.
Cowan o f Portland, is giving excell­
ent assistance in membership work.
It has taken the lead in Pendleton
and that Post expects to roll up the
greatest membership in the six years
o f its existence.
"A ll in all, prospects for an active
membership exceeding any yet found
in the Legion, are excelent for
1926.”
MAKE PARENTS RESPONSIBLE
Investigations into the so-called
crime wave in this country have dis­
closed the fact that a majority o f the
persons implicated in robberies and
other acts o f lawlessness are under
the age o f 21 years, indicating that
laxity in parental discipline is largely
responsible for their crimes against
society.
No youth may act in a
legal capacity before he has reached
his majority without the sanction of
his parents or guardian, _ so why
should not the parents or guardian
be held responsible for any damage
which their wards may cause to
society? I f control o f these youths
has been lost, society should have the
knowledge, at least, as a matter of
self protection.
It seams reasonable to suppose
that many parents would take more
interest in the training o f their chil­
dren if they could be held respons­
ible for crimes which they commit­
ted. They would at least attempt
to prevent lawless acts; or, failing in
this, report their inability to the au­
thorities and ask that the law impose
restraining influences.
It may be
argued that such a law would work
an injustice upon parents, but what
about the injustice that is imposed
upon the public by the acts o f juven­
ile delinquints? Is society not enti­
tled to some protection against law­
lessness on the part o f minors, or
faining in protection, should it not
have some recourse not now obtain­
able?
NUGENT IN ALUMINUM QUIZ
Washington, Jan. 16— (U. P .)—
The senate judiciary committee to­
day summoned John F. Nugent,
chairman o f the federal trade com­
mission, to appear at its next meet­
ing Tuesday to explain his commis­
sion's activities in the investigation
o f the Mellon-controlled aluminum
company o f America.
Otis B. Johnson, secretary o f the
committee, and other commission
officials will also be summoned at
the opening o f the second phase of
the investigation engineered by Sen­
ator Walsh.
WAGE CASE SETTLED
Oregon City. Jan. 19.— The circuit
court case scheduled to be tried Mon­
day. that o f Miss L. C. Howe against
the Estacada Publishing Co. fo r wa­
ges alleged due. was dismissed by
Jude Campbell, folowing a settle­
ment out o f cou rt
MRS.
SPRINGWATER
The sick people in this neighbor-
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•nvested in two linen mills at Salem, < Mrg Elmer Dibble who has been
ne is completed and a second will be
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confined to her bed for some time
built the coming spring. These are
is able to be up ifow.
n addition to the state plant— and
Mr. Shearer was a Portland visitor
by the way, it is the largest flax
on Wednesday last.
manufacturing plant in the United
Oregon City visitors on Wednes­
States. These are the foundations
day were Mr. and Miss Madden and
o f a big industry that will no doubt
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Moger going
develop in the Willammette valley
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The permanency o f the flax Indus- ^
try is what recommends it to any
A good sized crowd attended the
locality that can grow and manufac-
¡ C. E. S. meeting at the Peter Erick-
ture flax, there is hardly a pound o f
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waste from the field to the finished
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spite of the storm. Next meeting to
p r o d u c ts - every part of the growth ^ heIrf at the Ed cloaner home on
is utilized in some manner. It is a
January 29th.
wonderfully valuable product. And
Chas. Farier, who has been making
flax growing is about like hay. With
his home with Harry Grable fo r the
normal weather conditions it will
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past few years left on Friday for
yield about two tons to the acre, Medford to ,ive with hig uncle.
which the state is paying $76 for.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bard were
Under irrigation the yield is larger. dinner
s at the j A shibley
More than one hundred million
home on Sunday.
dollars worth o f manufactured arti­
Mr. and Miss Madden and Mr. and
cles and by-products o f flax are im­
Mrs. McDonald were Sunday visitors
ported into this country annually.
at the Cogswell home in Eagle Creek.
The Willammette valley is adapted to
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kiggins visited
both growth and manufacture— soil,
on Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
moisture, dearth o f electricity and j j 0g*r
mild climate— and as there are na­
Mr. Closner who cut his hand
tion-wide markets for all flax pro­
quite badly on a wood saw one day
ducts it would seem that eventually
last week is reported as much better.
both growing and manufacture would
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Park are
become major industries and o f great
both reported on the sick list.
benefit to the state. Flax experts
Mrs. Nettie Grable is here fo r a
who have mvest.gated condit.ons o f vigit at the home g { her gon „
the valley state that it is the only I Mr and Mrg Ed clog
Legter
known locality where flax can be and Albert> vjsited on Sunday at thp
both grown and manufactured in the L
, of their gQn and brother John
same locality.
The big developments at Salem
have come about within the past
three years. Governor W.thycombe
visioned a flax industry and he
worked hard to make a demonstration
start with prison labor. His failure
was due largly to want o f practical
skill in the undertaking; then unfav­
orable weather at harvest time and
state-wide
unfavorable
criticism
vdded to his discouragement, and
work stopped.
Governor Olcott left the wreck as
he found it, and advisors o f Gover­
nor Pierce told him to let the fool
undertaking alone, but Mr. Pierce
believed, like Mr. Withycombe, that
there was a big future to flax grow-
ng and manufacture; that prison
manufacture would not compete with
any other like businesses in Oregon,
.nd he believed that he could make
the penitentiary self sustaining after
a time.
The successful demonstrations at
the prison have attracted wide at­
tention and the two new linen mills.
The prison plant provides the mills
with flax in the various stages de-
.ired by them. Other mills will un­
doubtedly come, for it hag been
practically demonstrated that the
nuch desired long fiber can be grown
here in any desired quantity.
Just how fast the farmers o f the
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alley , should
go into flax „ growing
s a question, ■ n d 'T w o u fd be wefi
for any grower to first investigate
nd know where his crop may be sold
before planting; how much acreage
he new mills will demand and how
mch the state will contract for. One
f the big drawbacks has been the
aborous work o f hand pulling, but
he state has purchased several ma-
hines for this purpose, and will pull
■ he farmer’s flax at half the cost
of hand labor.
Closner, at Ridgefield, Wash.
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and Mrg. w il
Howell were Frid
afternoon cal.
,erg Qn Mrg Myrtle Closner.
Mr. Walter Strunk is on the sick
list.
Callers at the George Pery home'
on Monday evening were Edith and
Wilbur Howell and Gilbert Shearer.
The committee in charge o f enter­
tainment fo r the next community
club meeting are busy preparing
some “ stunts” for the evening. A
debate on an interesting subject is
planned fo r one thing. They also
expect to sell refreshments, the mon­
ey to be used fo r a much needed im­
provement at the grange hall. Don’t
forget the date— the first Saturday
evening in February, which is the
sixth.
VISITORS TO BE EDUCATED
The tale o f one o f the most her­
oic and significant chapters of
American history, that of Washing­
ton’s crossing the Delaware and the
resultant victories at Trenton and
Princeton, will be told in terms of
stark realism to the millions o f vis­
itors to the Sesquicentennial Inter­
national Exposition which opens in
Philadelphia, June 1, 1926
In the exhibit o f New Jersey which
embodies the reconstruction o f the
H'’ssian barracks at Trenton, will
be portrayed the site o f the battle
that marked the turn o f the tide of
olutionary War.
The winter of 1776 marked the
darkest days o f the Colonial cause.
When the fate o f Independence
seemed doomed to disaster, when th<
colonists felt that theirs was t
struggle without gain, and when
faith gave way to dismay, it was
Washington to whom the people
looked for hope and courage. The
3US LINE TO POWELL VALLEY tale o f his crossing the Delaware has
become an epic.
Another new auto bus line will be
placed in service by the Portland
Electric Power Company beginning
Sunday morning. This will be known
as the Powell Valley Road line, and
vill be a part o f the regular city bus
system.
The route will be southbound from
East 71st street and 29th avenue via
East 71st street, Powell Valley Road,
East 82nd street to Kendall station,
vhere the busses will connect with
the interurban system.
Operating
lorthbound, the busses will return
rver the same route.
The busses will stop at the near
ide o f the street, but owing to the
rregularity o f street intersections on
East 82nd street, a number o f “ car
top” signs will be put in place to
ndicate loading points.
Howe held Philadelphia, Cornwallis
was at Princeton, and Rail with 1400
men, mostly Hessians, was at Trent-
on. The small army at Valley Forge
challenged by the hardships o f a
severe winter, endured the ordeals
o f starvation and cold. Weary, half-
dad, poorly-shod men responded to
Washington’s orders to advance.
In a cold and blinding snow the army
began its march to Trenton. Un-
daunted by the distance the soldiers
trudged the white snow for twenty
miles, leaving a trail in their foot-
prints o f blood.
On the night before Christmas, 17-
76, on the west side o f the river and
n' ne miles above Trenton, Washing-
ton determined to attack the force
o t Hessians quartered in that city.
He divided his forces into three col­
umns and ordered them across the
John Irvin, who was taken to a Delaware. Two columns were forced
Portland hospital some days ago for 1° turn hack because o f the diffi-
an operation is getting along well culties o f the passage.
A terrific
aiid is on the road to recovery. His ■t'>rTn and an let-filled river de-
many friends will be pleased to see manded every atom of strength. It
John on the streets again.
remained for the third column, with
which Washington himself marched,
Miss Elsie Poole, the principle o f to cross the river to the north bank,
Currinsville school and three o f her advance eight miles through sleet,
pupils. Edna Heiple, Katherine and and surround the Hessians.
Margaret McConnell, picknieked on
On Christmas morinng in the midst
the banks o f the Clackamas near the c f the revelry o f the Hessians, who,
river mill, Sunday. All enjoyed a boasting o f their prowess and their
fine trip.
( invincible strength, were ceiebrat-
ALICE
21,
1926
SEYMOUR
$1.50 A YEAR
LOCAL ITEMS
On Saturday morning, January 16,
\ Mrs. Alice Seymour, an old pioneer
o f our town passed away at her
home.
Alice Butler Seymour was born
i near Bethany, Missouri, in 1853,
I making her about 73 years old at
! the time o f her death.
She was l^arired to Charles Sey­
mour a number o f years ago in the
east and together they came to our
vicinity some twenty years ago.
They had no children and she leaves
to mourn only her nieces and neph­
ews in the east.
Mrs. Seymour’s funeral services
were held from the Miller and Tracy
Chapel in Portland on Wednesday
afternoon at 1 :30 o’clock with the
Rev. Harold Griffith of the First
Christian Church o f Portland o ffici­
ating. The services were short as
she had requested andduring this
service her favorite hymn, “ Sweet
Hour o f Prayer,” was beautifully
rendered by a soloist o f Portland.
The body is being expressed today
(Thursday) to a nephew at Beth­
any, Mo.
Mrs. Seymour had re­
quested that some citizen o f the town
accompany her body east but for
some reason it seems these arrange­
ments were changed and her body is
being sent alone.
The News wishes to express their
sincere sympathy to the relatives o f
Mrs Seymour and shall feel deep­
ly her passing, for as one o f the first
ettlers in our community she had
-ecome a familiar figure amongst
is and has had a part in making
he history o f our town.
LAW ENFORCEMENT SLACK
We are guided and governed by
he eternal laws o f justice and every-
ne, high and low, must obey them
f we are to continue to live and
prosper, according to Senator Guy
\ G off, o f West Virginia, who writes
onvincingly in the National Re-
ublie under the title, “ Guide Posts
o f Human Experience.”
Senator
Goff says in part:
“ There is no greater evil today
han the non-enforcement by public
facials o f laws which they have
worn to uphold. It is not fo r an
xecutive, state or federal, to ask
hether a law is good or bad. He
hould enforce it, or confess failure
nd resign. Therefore, behind every
ublic office stands a power which
-reates it, and to which it is respon­
s e . That power under our form
f government is the sovereign will
f the people
“ No government can be maintain-
d without a principle o f fear as well
is o f duty. Good men will obey the
latter; bad men will obey only the
former. The underlying evil in the
administration o f our public affairs
:s simply dishonesty.
Our public
offices are too often held by dis­
honest men— and too often used for
lishonest ends. The error is rooted
'n a mistaken and immoral theory
is to the nature o f the position they
hold. In law and morals, a public
office is but an agency o f the people.
They fix its duties and supply its
;Sary.
Few deny this truth, but
oractically it is contradicted every
!ay in all parts o f the Union. To
w e good government we must have
iod citizens— and always, continu-
usly, a warfare without truce or
uarteragainst those who violate the
iw. It is strange but true— that bad
nen are combined— and good citizens
re divided— and that therein lies
he cause o f lawbreaking.
If the
-ood would join hands, the lawless
ould do nothing— because they con-
titute but a small proportion o f the
ntire population.
Burke’s well-
nown words cannot be too often
luoted: "There never was long a
:orrupt government o f a virtuous
pjople.”
When we find any self-
gover ning people afflicted with mis-
government, we can safely believe
that they do not deserve a better
fate.”
Mr. John Githens has 32 young
lambs in his flock o f sheep. Who can
beat this? These should bring from
$15.00 to $18.00 per head for Easter
market.
JOINT INSTALLATION
OF LODGE OFFICERS
Mr. Charley Kitching was visiting
his parents Sunday.
On Saturday evening, January 16,
Ray Woodle left a fine sample of was held the joint installation core-
monies of the local Odd Follow and
grey oats at the Currinsville store.
R.'bekah lodges.
Dr. Johnson and
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Kiggins Katherine Jones were the district
spent Saturday in Portland.
deputy presidents presiding and
Hugh Jones and Rose Wilcox were
Mrs. F. C. Bartholomew war
he grand Marshals for the installing
Portland visitor on Monday.
ceremonies.
The work was very
Go to Pointer’s for your cheap
reditabely done before about two
buys.
hundred members and friends o f the
Mr. Chas. Hnrline accompanied two orders who had gathered for the
Lloyd Ewalt to Portland Tuesday.
occasion. At the close o f the eve­
C. J. Kitching is to start work on ning a most bountions “ pot-luck”
an addition to R. H. Currins barn this supper wasspread in the banquet
hall where all present were seated
week.
end plentiously supplied.
Miss Irma Gates o f Gresham vis­
The Odd Fellow and Rebekah
ited the Lester Hale family over the lodges o f thi3 community have the
week end.
largest memberships of any organi­
Cecil R. Wright, who is visiting sations in this vicinity and at all
J. O. Tunnell, entered the Currins­ times their members show much in­
ville school Monday.
terest in their work and do much
good whenever opportunity presents
C. J. Kitching is laying the foun­
itself.
dation for the feed mill in Currins­
The folowing officers were in­
ville this Monday.
stilled for the ensuing term:
The Bob Cooke Motor Co. reports
I. O. O. F. No. 175
the sale o f a new improved model
Noble Grand, Lawrence W ebber; V.
Ford roadster to Mr. J. S. Wilcoxon. G., Lloyd Ewalt; Secy., J. K. Ely;
Oliver Coleman spent Tuesday in Trees., W. F. Gary; Warden,Ernest
Portland and while there purchased Marshal; Conductor, Arthur Perry;
supplies for Howard’s radio.
inside Guardian, Oral Stormer; Out-
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kitching and ide Guardian, Walter Looney; R.-
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kitching motored S. N. G., Orin Ballon; L. S. N. G.,
to Carver Sunday.
Paul Holmes; R. S. V. G., Earl Day;
W. O. Echols is buying and ship­ L. S. V. G., B. Schoenberg; R. S. S.,
ping cattle this week. The Currins­ Chris Longwell; Chaplain, Earl Mc­
ville store truck took in two loads Connell.
Centennial Rebekah, No. 147
last week and a load on Monday of
Noble Grand, Florence Gohring; V.-
this week for him.
Grand, Mabel Anderson; Secy.,Nellie
Clark Passon and E. A. Duus were Dayman; Treas., Mabel Smith; War­
passengers on the train from Port­ den, Louise Linn; Conductor, Sadie
land Tuesday evening.
Wade; Inside Guardian, Murie Hei­
Russell Betts o f Gladstone was a ple; Outside Guardian, Mrs. Wood-
visitor at the T. J. Reagan home on worth; Chaplain, Della Ewalt; R. S.-
Friday.
N. G." Rhoe Syrow; L. S. N. G., Mary
Mrs. Ed Allen o f Manrod was Kshleman; It. S. V. G., Mary Dubois;
visiting relatives in this vicinity on L. S. V. G., Amy Riners; Musician,
Amy Ely; Past Noble Grand Byrdie
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Woodle and Gilgan.
At the close o f the installation
family o f Troutdale were visitors
ceremonies Mrs. Mae Oakley Reed
in this community on Sunday.
in a most phasing manner presented
Miss Maude Sturgeon o f the Esta­
a number o f P. N. Grands o f the Re­
cada pharmacy was a Portland visitor
bekah lodge with beautiful pins ift
one day last week.
recognition o f their work in the order
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Syrow were as gifts from Centennial lodge No.
guests o f Portland friends over the 147.
week end.
Ernest Rynning came out from LOCAL ATTORNEY IN HOSPITAL
W. W. Smith, attorney, was taken
Portland on Saturday and spent the
to the Veteran’s Hospital, Portland,
week end with his mother.
Mr. Ecker of Portland was visit­ on Wednesday. He had been in bed
ing relatives in this vicinity several over two weeks. Mr. Smith saw ser­
vice in the world war and was located
days this last week.
in Siberia for a time, and was after­
Mrs. Chas. Duncan and Mrs. Carl
wards injured in a train wreck prior
Rehberg were passengers on the train
to getting out o f the service. The in­
from Portland on Monday evening.
jury was to his back, which has ser­
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Rhodes and iously affected his health.
daughter Mildred spent Sunday in
LIBEL LETTER TO SUN
Oregon City as the guests o f rela­
tives.
Sutherlin bids fair to come in for
Mrs. Ford Darrow and daughter considerable prominence in a suit
Miss Alta, and Mrs. R. H. Carter for damages which promises to be
and daughter Miss Edna, were in given wide publicity when the suit
comes on for trial. Recently there
Portland on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Adams and appeared in the Recorder a legal
little daughter, o f Portland, spent publication issued from San Fran-
isco, under the heading o f “ New
the week end with their mother,
follow ng entry:
Mrs. Mary Adams.
U. S. DISTRICT COURT
Passengers on the train to Portland
17450— A. R. Bowen vs. Inter­
on Saturday morning were Mr.
type Corporation, et al, dam-
Bates, Mrs. John Irvin, Mrs. J. W.
Hunt.
Reed and two daughters and Mrs.
It so happens that the publisher
C. A. Jacques.
if the Sutherlin Sun figures in this
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Woodard and
suit, he having received from the
daughters o f Oregon City were
.Manager o f the Intertype corpora-
guests at the home o f Mrs. W ood­
ion at San Francisco, a letter at
ard’s parents on Sunday.
vhich Mr. Bowen took offense and
Mrs. Mary Bartholemew who has upon which he is basing his syit for
been visiting in Corvallis for some ) 100,000, charging libel. The know­
time returned on Wednesday to visit ledge o f our having received the
at the home of her son, Mr. F. C. letter reached Mr. Bowen through
Bartholemew.
i salesman o f the ntertype Corpor­
Mrs. U. S. Morgan and Mrs. J. P. ation, Mr. Otis Wilson, o f Portland,
Woodle are reported ill this week, who informed Mr. Bowen o f the
however both are on the improve
■neral contents o f the letter and
which their friends are glad to learn. hen resigned his position with that
jneern. Mr. Bowen then came to
The Es'tacada post office has been
remodeled this week, several splen­ Sutherlin and asked the writer for
did changes being made. The boxes he letter, saying that he knew of
have been changed that the light is -he existence o f such a letter and
better on them, thus improving the having convinced the writer that he
was in posession o f the facts the
service for the patrons.
The many friends o f Raymond etter was delivered to him and the
Lovelace are glad to know that he uit in the Feedral Court at San
has recovered from his recent oper­ !’mn cisco then was filed.
Oregon publishers and printers
ation and is back at work again at
will watch this suit with interest.—
the Tom Morton store.
Sutherlin Sun.
Mr. Fraley has been helping in
the
Bartholemew and
Lawrence
The Currinsville store truck took
Feed store during Mr. Lawrence’s
in eleven fine hogs for Mr. E. A.
absence. He has been ill and con­
Duus, and a coop o f fine chickens
fined to his home but is reported
for Mrs. G. B. Linn Tuesday morn­
somewhat improved.
ing.
Dr. C. M. Dale who has been visit­
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil­
There will be an old fashioned
liam Dale for some time, left on Valentine’s day dance at the Esta-
Monday for his home in Gresham. -ada hotel, Saturday evening, Feb­
He expects soon to begin practising ruary 13th. Good music and a good
dentistry but ag yet hasn't decided time is sure to take place under the
definitely on a location, though he management o f Mr. Moore, the
ng the Yuletide, Washington made
lis surprise attack. He forced them
to battle and captured a thousand
oen. Rail was killed in battle and
the Hessians were taken to Pennsyl­
vania as prisoners-of-war.
With renewed impetus, Washing­
ton and his forces recrossed the
Delaware, and again faced the enemy
who concentrated a strong force at
Trenton.
Leaving the camp fires
burning brightly, he slipped away
during the night, passed the British
flank, and on the morning of January
3, 1776, defeated a strong force at
i Princeton.
i The next sketch will be the grave
ha« several under consideration.
1 o f Benjamin Franklin.
genial proprietor o i this hostelry,