îïeralù üÜL Subscription, $1.00 a Year Vol. 15. Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, June 21. 1917. No. 25. BUCKLEY AVENUE LtNTS RESIDENT ARTISANS HOLD P. T. A. OE LENTS SAFEGUARD WINTER YOUNG BURGLARS OPEN MEETING PLANS CAMPAIGN SUPPLY OF FOOD INFEST MT. SCOTT HOME DESTROYED ATTEMPTS SUICIDE Ihrer Departments Sent Out from Portland Io Save Suburban Home-All loo Late. J. M. Keele Drinks Carbolic Acid In Partlilpale In fraternal Parade- -Seat New Executive Will Endeavor To In County Agricultural Aqent Prefered Petty Ihievlnq That Has Been Going crease Membership And Home Of Divorced Wife—first tle Delegation Enjoy Trip Over Io Distribute Free Bulletins Of On For Months Now Revealed Interest Parents. Value to Every Household. Aid Saves Life. Columbia Highway. To The Public. Considerable excitement was caused On Wednesday evening, June 13th, in lamts Tuesday evening about six the local Assembly of the United o'clock by the attempted suicide of Artisans held an open meeting. Many J. M. Keele, a laborer. who sought to Artisans ami their friends were present. end his life by drinking a quantity of Dr. Hchlegal, one of the supreme House And Contents Insured lor carbolic acid at the home of hie di medical examiners was present. Four vorced wife, MMli 96th Hl., H. E. Hie new members were examined. $2200—Is A Total loss —Own A short business meeting waa held, attempt came nearly lieing successful. er Monroe lowe. He had been heard to make a threat and ice cream and wafera were eerved that be was going to end hie life When after the meeting. The Artiaaria were well represented Considerable excitement wan caused Keele saw the officer of the law, who lu Ixmt* Tueeday afternoon by three bad lx-en summoned, he hastened to in the Fraternal parade. The Seattle Portland hire Department Cotnjianiea swallow the poison, taking the second drill girls received the second prize. which wer« Bent by Fire Department dose ladore be could lie prevented. He On Saturday, June 10th, the Supreme Headquarters to a blaze in the residence ' was hurried to Peterson's Drug Store Master, H. S. Hudson, l/x>k the of Monroe Ixwe nn Buckley Avenue, I where he was treated by Dr. McHloy, Artisan girls to Eagle Creek on the near Foster I tool, ruine distance out- I living afterwards taken to Ht. Vincent’s Columbia Highway. All the girls said Hospital by the Ambulance Service that Seattle had beautiful scenery but aide the city limits. The lent« Volunteer Department wa* Company. It is thought that be will the Highway, including Crown Point and Multnomah Falls, surpassed any of never notified, but the Arleta horse- recover. drawn wagon, together with Engines 1<, It is said that Keele, who is the Seattle’s scenery. Tilts ia a certain proof that the and 23 from 36th ami Balmont, and 7tb lather of five children, has lieen trying ami Harrison respectively, were ordered to |«rsuade his wife to return to hirn. Artisans in the neighboring states are out Arleta turned Irack at the city As soon as he entered the house he wide awake, as well as our own local limita for lack of water. The other I threatened to take his life, whereupon > assemblies. com panlee proceeded to the tire, but the policeman was summoned; he was i were loo late to be of service. The , found to lie unconscious when help ar rived. home was completely gutted. The home stood tn a tract of 22 acre«, | and waa occupied by Mr. (’. W. Lowe, a brother. He and Lie wife left the house Pomona Grange met ye-terday for about halt an hour and when they (Wednesday) with Evening Star returned they found the kitchen in Grange, Powell Valley, on the Section flames. '1 he house waa inaured lor Line Road, J. J. Johnson, Master, in 81400.00 and the content« for *MM). The Mr«. Echo McCord and Mrs. t'lieeter charge. Fire Prevention Bureau ia conducting Routine busine«« occupied the morn an investigation. The insurance papers McGrew spent an afternoon during the were all that ware saved, and Mr. past week in making a canvass for tlie ing session, several committees report Lowe claims to have loet in cur purpose of securing a sufficient number ing, the Committee to arrange for the of names to make poaeihle the organisa annual Field Day being the most im rency in the tire. The Chief Operator at Fire Depart tion of a Red Cram Auxiliary at Lente. portant. An often lecture hour was held in the ment Headquarters slated that he had They were sucrawsfill in securing the never hail instructions to notify the necessary ten names and met on Wed afternoon, an interesting program hav lents Department in case of fire in thia nesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. ing been arranged by Mrs. Mary E. Lecturer, who presided. district, but admitted that had “Tabor C. P. McGrew, on 88th St. for the pur Palmer. 4141, Chief (toggiaa, IxinU," on the pose <»f perfecting the organization Five Henry Westbrook, Past Grand Master list ol num tiers to Ire called when additional rnemls-rs were gained, mak of the Oddfellows State Assembly, gave needed, and that he knew this would ing a vital of fifteen, with still others one of his masterful addresses on pledged to join. “Patriotism and Conservation." "Sol bring out the local company. Izmta Volunteers have troth a ■ The following officers were elected: diers of the Soil,” was ably presented Chairman. Mrs. C. P. McGrew; vice- by C. L. Smith, of Portland. Several chemical engine and a hose cart. chairman. Mrs. John Howe; secretary, musical selections were also given dur Mrs Myrtle M Sager; treasurer, Mrs ing the afternoon. Ida R. Foster. A brief closed session was held in the Mrs. Nell ie McGrew, Mrs. Maud Dar evening at which the degree work was nell ami Mrs. Echo McCord were ap demonstrated, following which an open Author Of Monograph On Aldskd Bas- pointed e committee to confer with Mr. meeting was held at which a musical Robinson regarding the poMdbility of program »»» presented, also presided ketry—Published By Beaver Club. staging a Red Cross benefit at his thea over by the lecturer, Mrs. Palmer. tre in the near future. T<> Misa V. V. Cavana, a teacher in The next meeting will lie held on Wed the Lente achool belongs the distinction nesday of next week at the home of Mrs. of tiring the author of the first I rook McGrew. There are many residents of published by the Beaver Club, her i thia district who have joined the down publication lieing a monograph on town organization. The suggestion ia "Alaska Basketry,” on which subject made that all such meet with the l-enlx »lie is considered one of the newt ex - | Auxiliary for work and thus nave time The United States Civil Service Com periem-ert authorities in the Northwest. ■ and car fare. mission announces that an examination Only 102 volumes have lx-en nrinted, | Donations are requested of old sheets, two of which will be for copyright pur- , pillow cases, table linen, etc., as well ax for stenographer and typewriter. Field lersee. Seventy-two only will be offered . old ami new outing flannel and bath robe Service, will he held in forty different for eulrecription. The type will be dis- | material. Anything in this line may be cities throughout the Eleventh Civil tributed and the cut* obliterated, a proof left at this office or given to any of the Service District June 80. 1917. Both men and women will lx* admitted to this of the eraaerl cut to I»* inserted in each memliers. examination. There is an urgent need numlx-r an a pnxif t>v the Beaver Club The sewing room of the school may be of male stenographers ami typewriters of the absolute exclusiveness of tile edi- i secured as a pla<*e of meeting. All for all branches of the service in the tion. mothers who have boys at the front will The plan of the dull ia to bring out I be interested and those who have not Eleventh District, but particularly in limited and unique editions of books will want to do everything possible to the Quartermaster Corps of the United produced in Oregon which will not. only I safeguard the interests of other mothers’ States Army, at an entrance salary of have a historical and artistic value in tsiys. They are “our Ixiys” now and $1000 per annnn. Typewriters without the Northwest, but will have a par every loyal woman will feel a personal a knowledge of stenography are in de ticular appeal to connoisseurs and look ! interest in all the lioys who have mand and every eligible on the male collectors. They will seek to secure ex- I answered the call of their country. typewriter register willing to accept an entrance salary of $0*00 per annum will elusive monographs, jss-try and other Is* appointed. Male typewriters willing literary productions from < Iregon | to serve their country under the condi writers. Let The Government Act. tions nsmed should apply for thia The fiMHlstuffs of the country art* in examination. Applications and full in the hands of a horde of unprincipled formation will be furnished by the local scoundrels who are sucking the nation i secretary. Board of Civil Service dry in tlieir «Hurts to get rich quick Examiners, Post Office, at any of the from speculative profits. offices where the examination will be They will continue to suck and bleed > held, or by the District Secretary, The next Sunday School Institute for ! as long as there is a pound or a dollar Room 303 Post Office Bldg., Seattle, this district will be held in the Ixmtx | left unless the government is quick to Wash. Baptist Church the first Sunday of July 1 act. With the young manhissl of the na An interesting feature of Hie occasion Methodist Eddies Hold June Sale. |l tion marching out to war and death, it will Is- a Fellowship Luncheon. Each The ladies’ Aid of the lents Metho jwrson is to bring four sandwiches and is a crime against the state for these two doughnuts, the coffee to be fur dastardly leeches to Is* allowtsl longer dist Church, will hold their annual June Sale at the church on Friday af nished by the ladies of the Baptist to prey upon the helpless public. The government should act without ternoon and evening of next w?ek. the Church. All of the churches will unite for the evening service. More complete an hour’s delay. It should jail every I 29th inst. Aprons, rugs, and fancy one of them, and if the jails will not j articles will be on sale, a very fine as details will lie published next wts-k. hold them there are plvnty of lamp posts sortment lieing in readiness for thia and limbs that will. occasion. Light lunches will be pro Music Recital At M. E. Church. We are peace loving, but pleading vided also throughout the afternoon Miss Helen Hansen, Organist, and and cajoling will not control the savag- ' and evening consi-ting of coffee, sand Mrs. C. A. Daniels, Chlor Director of ery of a wild Ix-axt. wiches, cake, etc. A general invitation the la-nts M. E. Church will present a We crush the serpent tx-neath our is extended to all friends of the church number of their music pupils in a joint heels, but we allow these heartless and to attend this bazaar and cheer the recital, Wednesday evening, June 27, soulless baby roblierw to thrive in our hearts of the ladies in their efforts to at the M. E. Church, Oth avenue midst. realize a large sum for their hard work L. W. Hansen, baratone, and Miss It is unthinkable—it is intolerable. of the year in prepration for this an The food speculator must go. Mary Thoms, both of Portland, will nual event. A program will be ren assist. Everybody welcome. 8 p. m. Let the government act. dered in the evening. LENISDEPL OVERLOOKED RIO CROSS AUXILIARY 10BE FORMED Al LENTS EVENIN6SIAR GRANGE ENTERTAINS POMONA LENISIEACALR HONORED STENOGRAPHERS AND TYPEWRITE RS WANTED SUNDAY SCHOOL INSIIIUIE _ _ IN LENIS Tlie Parent-Teacher Association of the lent* School will not meet during the Hummer months. Many of the associa tions of the city will devote the Hummer to the work of the Red Croas, but inas much ax a Red Cross Auxiliary ia lieing arranged for in Lenta and it is not de sired to duplicate effort in thia direc tion, many of the officers of the P. T. A., lieing intereated in the formation of the Red Croas auxiliary, the association, aa such, will retire from tlie acene oi action until the opening oi tlie school year The new executive have already laid plana for an active season’a work when school shall begin. They will concen trate their efforts during the early part of the year in an active campaign to in terest more of the mothers in the work oi the association. Following are the offieers elected at the last meeting oi the organization: President, Mrs. Echo McCord; Vice- president, Mrs. O. A. Hesa; Secretary, Mrs. Thayer; Treasurer, Mrs. Otto Katzky; Auditor, Misa Stella Smith. Mrs. Frederick Armstrong, Mrs. Kirkendall, and Mrs. Maud Darnell were elected delegates to tlie P. T. A. Council for tlie coming year. DEATH BY DROWNING Lents Boy Plunges To HIs Death In Chill Waters Of The Tualatin. The “Oregonian" of Saturday, the 16th inat., chronicled the death by drowning of Will Christensen, son of Mr. Louis Christensen, a farmer resid ing near Sherwood. The unfortunate boy is a brother of Mrs. Dr. Ogabnry and is well known in Lente, having made his home here with his sister for the past three years. He was employed at the Otis Elevator Works, leaving here only a few weeks ago to assist his father on his ranch near Sherwood. Shortly after dinner on Friday of last week Will, in company with a number of other boys, all of whom had been working on the farm, went for a swim in the Tualatin river which passes through the Christensen place. It is thought that Will and Evan Owens, the other victim of the tragedy, must have lieen taken with cramp« brought on by plunging into the cold water while in an overheated condition. The liodies were not recovered until eight o'clock in the evening. They were found within ten feet of the place where they were last seen. Mrs. Ogsbury went down to Sherwood Saturday morning, the doctor going down Sunday morning. The funeral services were conducted Sunday after noon at Sherwood. Wrl Christensen wax 20 years of age, while the Owens boy was but 16. MT. SCOTT PARK COMING TO FRONT A Good Chance To Show Your Public Spirit And To Help Make I he Kiddles Happy. The Mt. Scott Park is now open and rapidly liecoming known as a pleasant place to while away the hours these warm summer days. Mrs. Travis is now in charge as lady attendant to look after the interests of women and children. Mr. Daubach is also on hand to help the boys have a good time and keep things straight. The people of this vicinity are anxious to improve the park as much as pos sible. To this end they are planning to construct a tennis court. The park commissoner has told Mr. Jesse A. Dunbar that if the men and boys would do the work the city would fur nish the apparatus. This seems to be a fair proposition. It would probably be a gixxl thing for those interested to get in toncTi with Mr. Daubach and Mrs. Travis and unite upon a program that will result in a park that will be a credit to the Mt. Scott District. B. F. Miller, accompanied by a party of Lents people, made a flying Tfij^to Brightwood, bringing with them upon their return some of the beautiful Rhododendron blossoms that are so plentiful tn that locality. If you are interested in your winter’s food supply, you will find information that will be of value to you in the fol lowing bulletins which are being given free to those who will apply for them. The bulletins are written by people who know their subject and the intormation given in them can be relied on in every detail. Send applications to the County Agriculturist’s Office at Gresham, Oregon, giving your name and address and what bulletins you wish. "Home Canning.” This Bulletin considers why foods spoil, sterilization methods, equipment for canning, types of equipment iur the cold pack method, preparation of jars, steps and explana tions, classes of vegetables, list of culti vated and wild greens, handling of cab bage, brnesels sprouts, cauliflower, can ning fruits, and meat canning recipies. “Garden Crop».’’ Describee method of planting, growing, keeping and stor ing of vegetables. It also hae a list of insects and diseases affeeted plants and the methods of control are given. “Preser vation of Fruits,” treating on evaporation and drying of fruits, un cooked jams, frozen fruits, evaporated vegetables, preservation in brinee. and home-made evaporators. Other bulletins which may be of in terest are: “Potato Growing in Oregon;” “Feeding of Dairy Cows;’’ ¡“Field Beans;” “Breeds of Chickens;’’ "The Hen in Town;” and “How to Choose a Sound Horse.’’ DAD AND THE WEEKLY He Knocks It But Hollers When It Falls To Come. Sometimes dad says the paper some how ain’t got up right, and he does a lot of kickin’ when he reads it Thurs day night. He says there ain’t a dad- burned thing in it worth while to read, an’ that it doesn't print the kind of stuff the people need. He throws it in the comer ai.J «ays its on the bum— but you’d oughter hear him holler when the weekly fails to come. He reads about the weddings and snorts like all git out, he reads the social columns with a most derisive shout. He'll read about the parties and he’ll fuss and groan and say, they print the paper for women folks alone. He says that of information it don’t contain a crumb—but you oughter hear him holler when the weekly fails to come. He’s always first to grab it and he reads it through and through—he doesn’t miss an item or a want ad. old or new. He says “They don't know what we want, them newspaper guys. 1’11 take, a day off sometimes and go and put them wise.” If editors were wise as dad they’d sure be going some, but you’d oughter hear him holler when the weekly fails to come. And when dad goes 'way and stays a day or two, I tell you he gets riled and says awful things he’ll do, if the paper failed to memtion him as being out of town—well, he almost hae a notion to knock some printer down. He never does, however, when he sees one he is mum, but you oughter hear him holler when the weekly fails to come.—Ex. Mr. And Mrs. I. Blaufus Surprised. SECOND EA6AN IN LENTS "Dirty Joe.” A Woman, And Some Children Prey Upon Community And Make Many Steals. A series of petty burglaries and depredations in t’>e vicinity of Lenta, covering a period of several months, have at last culminated in the appre hension of the culprits, who by their own confession have carried on a systematic business of stealing and selling their ill-gotten wares whenever and wherever possible. With one ex ception the gang is composed of chil dren, one or two of whom have long been under suspicion. The matter was brought to light on Tuesday bv the arrest of Max Stark, known in the district where be resides as "Dirty Joe,’’ who was charged with conducting a second hand store without a license and also with receiving stolen goods. It developed that hie place was a clearing house for a band of youthful thieves consisting of Frank and Veronica Schumacher and Andrew Frieeinger, assisted by a sister of the Schumacher children, Mrs. Rosie Silhoret. Andrew Frieeinger was already under sentence for the robbing of a mail box. Most of the confession <••» —» • Andrew, aged 14, and in lowing burglaries: A house near Kelly Butte, where a gold watch was stolen; a bonoe on Seventh avenue, where a phonograph was stolen, later being sold to a street car man for 50 cents; a bouse at 7*219 Eighty-sixth street, where 'ndrew, Veronica, Frank and Mrs. Suiiorst took a quantity of linen, dishes, and a re volver; a bouse at Seventy-fourth street and Fifty-ninth avenue, where a re volver, a gold watch and a bracelet were stolen; 9719 Fifty-ninth avenue, where Andrew stole seven rings, a gold bracelet, a locket, a chain and a re volver and box of shells. At 9015 Forty-fifth avenue S. E., a bedroom window was entered by An drew and a meat grinder, two stick pins and a watebebain we>e stolen. Plumbing fittings from many resi dences in Lente were also stolen and these were taken to Stark who bought a quantity of them for a few cents. The manner in which some of the houses were entered was spectacular and unique. In one instance all three of the youthful robbers, Veronica, An drew and Frank, entered a house by way of the woodlift, approaching that trom the basement, he said. In an other instance, he asserted, the window was forced. CHESfimHOP REDGROSSSTATION Proceeds Of Day’s Business Io Be Turned Over To Red Cross Nurse Stationed In Popular Shop. Chester is always wide-awake, pro gressive and patriotic. As a part of his share in the movement to raise Red Cross funds, which has taken the whole country by storm, Mr. Cielinski has arranged with Red Cross headquarters to turn hie barber shop over to them tomorrow. They will have a Red Cross nurse in charge to boss the job, and see that everybody works to capacity. All the proceeds from shearing and shaving will be carried off by her. Undoubted ly she will 1« good looking, so you had better go in tomorrow and get your hair cut. A delightful surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. L. Blaufus at their home 8812418th Ave., 8. E., Sunday, June 17th, in honor of their forty-sixth wedding anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gray and daughter, Helen ; Mrs. Lena Hall; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ritcnie an<l son, Lloyd; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Drenkel, Mrs. Chas. Nachbigal; Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Larson and children, Miidred, Antonette, Robert, and El bert; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Nelson, and children, laona. Luella, anil Richard; the Misses Hu Ida Blaufus, Minnie Nel son and Mr. Daniel Nelson. Bellrose-Gilbert. Refreshments were eerved in the The annua) school meeting wax held evening by Mrs. J. F. Nelson, Mrs. at the school house Monday evening. H. B Gray, the Misses Hulda Blautus There was a good attendance and mat and Minnie Nelson. ters of interest to the district were dis cussed. It was voted to allow the Par ent-Teacher Association to put in some Card Of I hanks. playground apparatus. Mr. Eldon Bar We wish to thank our neighbors and rack waa elected director to succeed Mr. friends for their kindness and many J. Leitheiser who hae served for the favors during the sickness and death of past three years. Donald Enrey and our two eons and brothers. E. M. Calkins are the other two mem Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Strucken bers Dr. Geo. F. A. Walker was re Mr. W. G. and Viola Duncan. elected clerk. The usual raise waa given Boring, Ore. the teachers.