The Scio tribune. (Scio, Linn County, Or.) 1919-19??, January 19, 1922, Image 1

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NO. 23.
January 16
The County Convention of the
Farmers Union, which meets every
Night of January 28—
quarter, met Saturday with this lo­
Coot 15000
cal No. 113 for an all day session. A
large delegation came from I .acorn h
About the first ef October the and other parts of the county, sev­
Z. C. B. J. lodge started work on eral fr«»m Fern Ridge. Marion c«»un-
their new hall across the street from ty The state secretary. F. A. Sikes,
the Bilyeu garage, and now, after of Corvallis was the principal speak­
The meeting was
three am! a half months of labor er of the day
M S Allen of
the budding is completed and ia to
been president
I* dicialy opened to the public Jan­
for the |»ast two years, and H. D.
uary 28.
The original estimate place«! the I Smith, of Lacomb, secretary. The
c t of the hall in the neighborhood i following officers were elected for
ol 14000. but when completed it the coming year: S B Holt, Pres,;
e -t nearer |5000. Inside the hall H. S. Nolan, Vice Pres ; Edward
is well fimshe«! and is strictly modern Wfford, Sec Trees; Lilley Clark.
tn every respect. The dance floor Con : J. G. Holt. Chaplin; J. I Nave
is <>ne <>f the best in the state, and Doorkeeper. A bounteous repast
the interior of the hall is beautifuly was serve«l at the noon hour and a
social hour enjoyed by all.
During the afternoon session the
M ->t of the work was done by
elected officers were installed
members of the lodge, who volun-
Sikes. with the exception
U-ered their services, but some of
th- work that called for more tech­ of S B Holt, who is in the hospital.
nical training was done by carpent­ At the dose of the business meeting
ers from other cities. To T. B, an impromptu musical program was
Proaval ami John Becicka belong* rendere«! by Charles Barrett, Mrs.
h rv r f«»r superintending the Weld«» Rose and Mr» l-avina Gra-
ham of Lacomb. Mrs. S. B. Holt
construction from the start.
played anil <ang "Oregon, my Ore-
gon,” and James Johnson led the
Former Resident Here
audience in singing "The Star
E N. Kendall, of Reedsville, near Soangl«*«i Banner. ” The next con­
Hil!«t.t>r<i, paid a visit to Scio early vention is to lie hel«i at Sweet Home
in th«- week and noted many coanges April eighth.
Opened tn the
in > < <>ld h »me town. Mr Kendall
built the mill at Jordan, but hi*
h" ilth failed and he moved to hie
farm in Washington county.
Among the principal improvements
and changes he noted were the new
church at Jordan, the light plant,
which he «ays. filled a long felt
want. Mr. Kendall was somewhat
surprised to find that the Tribune
had changed hands and regretted
not getting to see Mr. Dugger, but
complimented the present managers
on th«* paper they are getting out.
Was 93 Jaa. II
On Wednesday. Jan. 11, B. H. Irvine,
a former resident of Scio, but now a
r* -wlent of Iwbanon, passed a memora­
ble day when he reached the ripe old
age 98 years, it was memorable, be-
cause wo few ever reach that age. Mr.
Irvin«* was in the best of health, •nd
«Oil enjoys a joke, especially if it is on
him. Many friends railed on him in
th- aitt-rmem. and many congratulatory
letter- were received. Riley Shelton’s
letter probably pleasing him the moat,
In his tetter, Mr. Shelton complimented
his living to see prohibition in
he having been a stalwart in the
cau at a time when to be for prohibi-
the meant loss of friends.
The following relatives were present:
Mrs Kt her Ray. Mrs. Edith Mc­
knight. Miss- Elfie Ray. Mrs. J. L.
Mmlx-rt. Irvine Ray. Mr. and Mrs.
F. T. Thayer, Mrs. F. R Shelton. Rex
anti Verl Shelton, Mrs. Emma Heard,
Misses Mattie and Bertha Irvine, Jesse
.M Rav, Ma/and 1 .er Shelton.
Eugene Kelly took Clifford Kelly
to Albany Saturday, when he left
for his claim ut Dost
Miss Margaret Serfiing has been
havingjjt Grippe and was unable
to teach her school in Crabtree last
Thursday and Friday.
<1. L. Holt and wife, of Portland,
and Nora Holl, of Albany, were
weekend visitors at the S. B. Holt
Mrs. Lucy Anderson, of Prineville,
has returned to the home of her
daughter. Mrs. J H Kelly, after a
visit with Mrs Jam«* Baker, another
«laughter, of Springfield.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs
Robert EllWood, of Axtell. Neb ,
will t»e glad to know that Mr». Mi-
wood has recovered from her seri­
ous accident a»> that she walks half
mile to t<*wn unaided bv cane or
crutch. Though her hip still pains
her she is not very lame. She still
makes some of her lovely butter to
sell. We are sorry to say that
Mr. Ell wood has lieen quite ill for
• »me time. They both welcome
gladly the Tribune, enjoy it every
word and say it’s like a letter from
home every Monday morning.
Elmer Wherstone has been help­
ing mime of the Albany druggists
while they ar* invoicing. He is a
graduate in pharmacy.
Orville Gilkey was a business vis­
itor in Albany Monday.
[Editor's Note- We are glad to
give euace to the people of our com
munlty on top«*» of the day. but
ask them not to become personal or
Each contributor .must
sign same, not for pollination, but
for our protection )
OgirnNti B a « k th S«-|o
Scio. Ore., Jan 14. 1922.
Editor Scio Tribune:
.1 have noticed two eommumea-
tions recently in the Tribune by
Cash Customer and a Citixen of
These write-ups seem to describe
oretty thoroughly the conditions
confronting our little town, esiieci-
ally the “Slipping Away” article.
I Iteheve our merchanta will "right
about” ami face this situation hy in­
jecting new methods into their bust
new, such as to cause a "drifung
t»ack to Scio” ami not a slipping
away of the trade that by right be­
longs to our little ci.y.
Scio is much older than the writ­
er of thia communication, and
should be in rank with Lebanon, or
Brownsville and not far behind Al­
bany. On account of its Geograph-
ical location ami the great bodies of
rich Agriculuural lands Iving North.
South. East and West of it. with its
unused and untold water powers,
together with millions of feel of the
finest timber in the Cascade moun­
tains, almost within a stone’s throw,
comparatively speaking, and the
most easily accessible to market,
no town In the Willamette Valley
is better loeatmi in this respect.
The God of Nature has divide«!
the hilla and poured the water of
life down through the valley».
Thomas Creek, with its tributaries.
Jordan. Bilyeu, ami
Crabtree, with its tributanea, Bur-
gan, Beaver and Roaring Creeks, all
beckoning for mills ami manufactur­
ing eetabliahmenta of various kinds.
A natural railroad paaa through
Richardaon Gao. hugging the base
of the Cascades for 15 miles south­
east. with but little up-grade, ami
10 miles east up Thomas Creek,
leading into great bodies of timber,
all of which ia tributary to the fu­
ture growth of Scio, and by advan­
tage of location and availability be­
longs to it. With climate, timber,
and soil, ami the purest and best
water nature ran yield, Scio is des­
tined to become the Golden City of
the West and the Forks of the San-
tiam the Garden of Eden. All we
need to have ia a “get together” ami
a “pull together" bv the town and
country folks and by having keen
and wide awake buslm-wi men at
the helm, men who must have a
higher ideal of business than the
love of "shecklee” and
and who will welcome competition
in the lowering of prices
you will see customers who are anx­
ious to build up their home town
Dedication of Hall to be Jan. 28.
The Federated Church
“The House of
St.nday School 10
C. E. Society 6:30
p m.
You Are invited
to all Services
The dedication and opening of the
new Z C. B. J hall will be held Sat­
urday night. Jan. 28. at 7 o'clock.
The entertainment commit tel have
planned for a big time, music will
be furnished by a 12 piece orchestra.
Supper will he served hy the ladies
of the lodge
Scio people and all of
our friends from the surrounding
country are cordialy invited to at­
tend. A good time and good order
are guaranteed by the committee.
This invitation doe a not include
rough or indecent people, and drunk-
nese will not be tolerated.
The Coounittee.
What does a girl find in Bohe­
mia? Ser CaOMU. M um in
Dangerous Moment
It’s a Universal
Weekly & Comedy
Jaa. 21 aad 22
Admission 15c-25c
drifting back to Scio, and not ’til
The financial situation of Scio ur-
gently needs the support of all the
country trade adjacent to it. There
is but one way to get it. and that
is to advertise with prices that will
draw. People will not trade at
home when they can get goods from
20 to 40 % less than they can buy
them in their home town.
I believe now our business men
have enough far sigh ted news to real*
lie the gravity of their situation and
no doubt. Mr. Editor, you will be
swamped with advertising in th«*
near future with prices that will la*
-rresistible in drawing trade to Scio.
Right now I hear people saying. ”1
want to trade in Scio’’. “I would
like to trade in my home town, but
can not afford to on account of
prices ” Erase this la»I sentence,
merchants, and see the number of
autos parked in the streets of Scio
to buy g<»«>ds
Have sign boards at
every cross road with a big finger
pointing toward Scio, saving. "The
cheapest place to buy goods in the
Pull off a free show once in a
while on Saturday afterno«>n. a free
dance once in awhile for the country
lads and lasses. Gee! we would all
be hollowing, “Hurrah for Scio”
liefore you would hardlv rvalue what
had happened
I am optimistic for my home town,
and hope eur merchants i n Scio
will, at least, sell as cheaply as they
sell in Shelburn or Crabtoe which
meets Albany prices on such lines
as they carry, ami always pay abet­
ter price for the farmers products
Scio oitimwt .
A. F. Gooch Passes Over
Amos Fredrick G«»och passes over
at the age 68 years. 6 months and
10 days
He was born in Kent county,
Michigan. July 3rd. 1868, and died
in Portland, Oregon, January 13.
He was born and raised on a farm.
When starting out in life he went
tn work in the Michigan State Iron
Works at Grand Rapids. After
learning this occupation he work*«!
in the Michigan lumbering camps.
In 1875 he married Miss Gathering
McDonald and lived on a farm again
for five years in his native state In
81. /ft THE YEAR
Dignitaries of Oregon
Coaler All Rights of Denomi
nation On Him
Wt*«in<**dav was a gala day In Scio
for those of the Baptist faith, it
l»emg the occasion fur ordaining
Rev. H B. Iler into the Baptist
ministry. Several of the pastors of
the several church» in the vicinity
<>f Scio were here for the occasion.
Rev C. J. Austin, who has charg««
of th* church extension and «loca­
tional end of the meu>ciall«m. deliver­
ed the ordination sermon.
M«V. 11 H. 11.AH
Space will not permit us to give
an extended account of th«* occasion,
of what it im worthy. A most de­
lightful banquet was served at 6:30
p. m. in the K. of P. hall, and this
banquet itervod as a good In-ginning
of Rev. Iler's induction into the
Baptist ministry, a» it also served
an a farewell to Roy V. Shelton ami
his gotxl wife, who are s>»«»n to leave
for another city where Hoy f««els he
can do better. And joy an<l regrets
mingled together.
The following program was ren­
dered at I he church. I»egmning at
7:30. Songs by the audience; In­
vocation; Sung; Scripture read­
ing; Song; Ordination
by Rev. C. J. Austin, of Porrtland;
Song; Dedicatory prayer; Bene­
feels that he has lost one of his
truest friends, and whose sorrow
and •• dries» is mingled with that of
his wife and children In the loss of
father, husband and friend.
He wan burir«i in Miller esmetery
I mho he moved to Oregon and went close to the little town of Shelburn,
into th« Scio mill busin as in which most of whose houses are built from
lumber saw«I by Mr. Gooch.
he was engage»! up to within th«*
George L. Sutherland.
last 6 or 8 years.
His first wife died January 16,
1917. He was united in marriage
the second time to Mrs. Carrie M.
Allen, of Portland, Oregon.
To the union with his first wife
eight children were born, five of
whom survive him. They are Fred
Gooch, of Albany; Frank and Earl
Gooch, of Shelburn; Mrs. Marion
Tindall, of Scio, and Ben Gooch, of
Dunsmuir, Cai. Mrs. Margaret
French. Charles Gooch ami an infant
eon croaaing over before him.
Mr. Gooch has made his h«»me In
Shelburn for the last 3(> years, ex­
cepting the last three months which I
he spent in Portland taking medical
treatment. A stroke of appoplexy
was the cause of his death.
Mr. Gooch was a kind, loving,
affectionate husband and father, an
obliging and accomodating neighbor,
a very progrveaive thinker and al*
ways a booster for hie little home
town of Shelburn.
In the passing of Mr, Gooch.
Shelburn haa loat one of its most I
progressive eitiaens The wife ami
the writer of this sketch, who wasj
asked by him years ago to conduct!
i the services when he passe«! over.