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Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, Septembert 13. 1917
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BERLIN OR BUST
NEWSY ITEMS FROM
MAKE KAISER WISER
DOWN THE LINE
AT GILBERT SCOOL
Lents School Starts With An Enroll Splendid Exhibit Is laken To County I he Popular Dairy Herd Of Chlrs Slogans Of Soldier Boys On Way To Chronicle of Weekly Events In Arleta Keep In Touch With The Boys At
The front And In The Train
And Kern Park Varied And Full
Edlr—Interest And Enthusiasm
Gesme Goes Under I he Ham
ment Of Six Hundred—Great
Of Interesting Doings.
mer At Good Prices.
Of friends Greet Irain.
The wheels of the Lents school ma
chinery are already running smoothly,
in fact they started off at the o|«rning of
school as though well oiled up for the
occasion, and no friction has since Ixen
evident. Tlie present enrollment Is 600,
although still incomplete, being con
siderable above that of last year.
unusual Intervet has been S|>;*arent on
ths jmrt of ths students from the very
first day of school and an iwgerness to
get down to the real work of the year,
which augurs well lor the final wind-up.
The eohool organisation has been ef
fected according to tlie old, or single
group, plan, instead of the two-group
plan which was inaugurated last year,
and which It has Iwen found necessary
to abandon owing to the large classes
which mads it impossible to unite under
A one-class organization
has been effected throughout the school
which is a distinct advantage as tlie
teacliers are thereby able to give much
more individual attention than would lie
possible with two classes.
tlwre is svsry promise of a very suc
cessful school year and tlie enthusiasm
ol the pupils is not the least hopeful
sign of tills desired result being ob
The faculty is the same as last year
wiUi tlie exception of one lees teaciier,
Mtss Cavan a having transferred to the
Sellwood school. Mias Julia Burns has,
however, changed tier name sinos school
closed last Bpring and this year is known
as Mrs. Racstte.
l«ente and Woodmere
schools have a new manual training
teacher, James Shanks having been ap
pointed to these schools; he will spend
the first throe days of each week at
l^nts and Thursday and Friday at
WoodiuoTe. Mias Louies Botkin is tha
new cooking teacher.
The subject of school lunelies has not
yet been decided. Tliere is some ap-
prehension felt a» to the ;>oealbility of
twing able to serve anything like an
adequate lunch at ths old price of five
cents owing to the increased cost of
food stuflb. Borne parents have ex
pressed themselves as willing to pay ten
cents, and there has also been suggested
the alternative of the children bringing
their sandwiches to be supplemented
with a single hot dish of some kind at
the school* The parents should interest
tlMuneelvee in this matter until a satis
factory cohcfuslon is reached.
CATHOLIC CHAPEL GAR
ON TRACK AT KERN PARK
The chapel car St. Peter, a “Catholic
Church on Wheels," operated by the
Catholic Church Extension Society of
the United States, is visiting Portland
and is now on a ride track near Kern
Park, on the Mount Scott carilne at
Sixty-ninth street and Poster road.
The car was open for inspection of
visitors Sunday afternoon from 8:30 to
3:30 and also at tlie same hours Monday
A series of lectures on the ideas, his
tory, teachings and practices of the
Catholic Church l*egan Bunday at 8
o’clock, with Father Charles M. Smith,
of Portland, as the speaker. The lec
tures are open to all. The chapel car is
equipped with every appointment found
in a big church and services are held
with as much solemnity and convenience
as in a permanent church building.
OLD FRIENDS MEET
AFTER FIFTY YEARS
Mr, Joseph Hunt, of Mead Post
O. A. R., now of Oregon City, but for
merly from Stark County, Ill., visited
at the home of his grandson, Harold
Hrtnt on 43rd Ave. 8. E., during the
past week. Mrs. Hattie Beldin was in
vited to dinner and for the evening,
gfeatly enjoying the opportunity to talk
oter old thnes, Mrs. BeMln’s brother,!
Ths Industrial Club of the Gilbert
School, District No. 46, maintained
their activity during the Bummer
months, last Friday, the 7th inst,, wit
nessing ths culmination of the season's
work, at which lime the Industrial Fair
was held at the school building. This
exhibit was worthy of more than pass
Sewing, garden products,
canning and preserving and manual
training work comprised the exhibit.
Contests In corn and potato growing, as
well as poultry and stock raising added
greatly to the interest of the boys and
girls throughout ths season and the re
sults demonstrated that their efforts
had never been allowed to lag.
Visitors at the exhibit were greatly
surprised at the excellence ol the dis
play. Messrs. Miller, Kreuder and
Farnsworth were the judges of the agri
cultural and poultry display, while
Meedainee Rindle, Boardman and Thaw
acted in like capacity lor the domestic
scisnce display. Winners of first prises
are as follows:
Sewing, Ruth Rsnns; potato growing,
Lucile Shlvley; canning and preserving,
Julia Fields; (taking, Verna Stark; Jack
Ferris won the prise for the best pig ex
hibited, and Norman Fury carried off
first prise for bird houses.
White won first prise in corn growing
The poultry exhibit was exceptionally
One. Tbs judges were unable to make
a choice and each exhibitor was given
(1.00 for their exhibit.
play has been laken to Gresham to the
County Fair this week. The work has
l>een carried on under the direction of
the Industrial Club department of the
O. A. C. Popular opinion in the dis
trict gives great credit to Miss Minnie
Davis, one of the teachers, for the in
terest kept up during the vacation
She was assisted in the as
sembling of the display by other teach
ers end members of the Parent-Teacher
School started in District No. 43 on
Monday morning of this week with ao
enrollment of 110, Prof. Ager in charge
with the same corps of teachers as last
year with the exception of one who
dropped out at the call of capid; her
place han not been filled. Five teachers
comprise ths faculty.
The annual convention of the Mult
nomah County Woman’s Christian
Temperance L'uion will be held in the
Forbes Presbyterian Church, at Graham
and Gantenitein Avenues, on Wednes
day and Thursday of next week, Sep
tember 19-20. The opening session will
be held at 10:00 o’clock a. m. Wednes
day morning. Regular routine business
will occupy the greater part ol the first
day. Wednesday evening Chief of Po
lice, M. F. Johnson, will give an ad
dress on “What Prohibition has Done
for Portland," which every one should
On Thursday morning will occur the
annual election of effleers, also, reports
of officers on the work of the past year.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Lola Bald
win will speak. Mrs. Jennie M. Kemp
will also speak at this session on “Pa
The sessions open promptly at 10:00
a. m. and 2:00 p. m. Lunch will be
served on both days and a silver offer
ing will be taken to dstray expenses.
Lowell Patton will have charge of the
music during the convention.
The followMjYe the' program which
will be retoeYted:
10:00 > Devotional Exercises.
Appointment of Committees.
Five-trtibute reports of Superin
tendents and local presidents.
Noontide prayer, Frances 8wope
Isaiah Bates, and Comrade Hunt hav
Services, Mrs. Scott
ing belonged to Co. B.; 19th Illinois In-
the Civil War, the
Continuation of Reports.
families being old friends before and
after the war. They had not met be
fore for upwards of fifty years, although
8:00 ) Devotions by the Pastor.
living so near each other neither knew
Music led by Lowell Patton.
of the wbereabonts of the other. Need
“Mother Gooes Hboverlsed,”
less to say ti me passed very swiftly In
Recitation by seven children.
recalling instances from the days of
Andress, M. F. Johnson, C. of P.
long ago when they were young. They
both hope to livu to see the National Wbat Prohibition has done for Portland
Thursday a. m.
Convention in Portland when there
will be 'afore old ariiuaintenees from 10:00 Devotions, Mrs. Martin.
“MollteBiark" Ill., to greet.
"All the world and his wife” were
there last Thursday to see the fun.
WhereT Why at the suction sale of
course whenJChris Gesme proprietor of
the Jersey Lily Dairy sold off thirty
bead ol bis herd. All morning they
began to gather, coming In rigs, on
horseback, in wagons, buggies, surreys,
carte, automobiles, motor-cycles, “bikes'*
and on foot, and for several blocks every
available hitching space waa pre-empted.
After ail there Isn’t anything in the
wide world just quite like a “really,
truly," old fashioned, country auction
Hals and this waa surely one. The beet
fun was watching the crowd, and judg
ing by the number who did the bidding,
tlie majority seemed to have come to
enjoy the sport. There was the big
bashful hubby standing by watching his
wife do the bidding, the easily excited
man with bis nervous anxious wife
holding him by the coat tails. The poor
man who waa never sure of bis own
mind, it he got the animal he waa bid
ding on he felt sure be had been “bun
coed again,” if ho failed to bid high
enough and the auctioneer had knocked
it down to the other fellow he felt sure
he had lost a good bargain and kicked
himself for not bidding another dollar.
There was tbs staid family man anxious
to reduce the high cost of living and
wondering if be could get a good quiet
respectful and qnlte respectable family
cow, there was the young man anxious
that tbs new baby should have tubercu
lin tested milk, and quite in the back
ground, oh not at all anxious to be seen
or beard were ths real buyers, the
shrewd bidders who bad looked the
cows over well beforehand, who knew
their pedigree and their age, the amount
of milk they gave, when they were
freeb and what their milk tested.
They knew to a dollar or two just bow
much they wyrs willing to bid on any
particular cow, they couldn't be rattled
or excited, and quietly they let the
other fellows do their excitable bidding
and in most cases they finally carried
off the bacon. Yes, for the cows were
first class, one of the finest herds of
Jersey cattle in the state, and the
actress man waa unable to appreciate
their lull value, hence moot of them
wore disposed of to other dairymen.
The cows sold from >40 to (126, and the
heifers from (17.50 to (40, averaging up
in the neighborhood of (80 a head. The
choice cow, at (126, went to Gue Nel
son of Holbrook, a dairyman who sup
ply* ths Oregon Creamery and io
backed by them.
Another backed by
this firm was C. Matthias also of Hol
The largest (buyer, was Mr.
Trinblad, who bought seven bead, all
over (100. 8. Bbryock of St. Helens
took away three, and F. W. Hoeck er
Among the local buyers were
H. L. Lewis, R. E. Emily, Andrew
Heiman of the Portnomah Dairy, J. J.
Rader (Happy) the genial Mt. Scott
car conductor known to all who use
that line, Nels Neilson end John
The auctioneer was W. 8. Wood of
Vaneonver, and the clerk H. E. Bloyd
of the Multnomah State Bank.
Another auction sale was held Tues
day at Mt. Tabor when the Dmham-
Holstein herd of Frits Wahl brought an
average of over (80 a head for thirty-
three cows. They were very fat and
From all indications
mousy is plentiful and moves very
Seventeen cars of soldier laddies
passed through Portland last evening
from Camp Lewis, Wash., en route to
Charlotte, N. C., stopping at the Union
Station for two hours, thus giving tbs
friends snd relatives who were ap
praised of their coming an opportunity
to visit with them, hundreds being in
waiting for that purpose.
As the long
train came to a standstill the boys be
gan piling out of the window* al) along
the line and commenced hunting friends
or being hunted by them. It required
some time for the right people to find
each other, bat it was accomplished. It
was a jolly bunch of boys and a brave
bunch of fathers, mothers, sisters,
wives, sweethearts and friends, who
sought to keep their own feelings in the
background and give their laddies a
smiling farewell, bottling up their tears
for the solitude of home.
and Company C. Engineers, and Co. I.
Infantry were on the train.
A delegation from
league of the Lents Methodist Church
were on band to greet Charles Wilson,
of Co. C. Engineer*.
He was looking
as “fit” as a new pin and on good terms
with all ths world, giving a very inter
esting description of the splendid ap
pointments of Camp Lewis,
covers 70,000 acres and is some city it
self. He aleo spoke in terms of highest
praise ol the work of tha Y. M. C. A.
George Howe, of this district was also
there, bis mother, Mrs. Howe, of 82nd
St., and bis sister. Miss Ruth, and his
brother, John and wife, besides other
friends were there to greet him.
Some of the care were covered with
banners, giving name and number of
the company which they contained;
aleo the slogan of the company. Co. B.
flaunted “Berlin or Bant,-’ in glaring
letters across their car, while Co. C.
boasted of their intention to "Make the
Kaiser Wiser.” If Co. B. succeed in
the task they have cut out for them
selves Co. C.’s slogan will be automati
cally realized. Here’s hoping.
The train arrived at 8:15 and pulled
out at 10:00 o'clock, the intervening
two hours passing all too quickly to
both the boys and their friends.
GIVE SILVER TEA
The Ladies* Aid of the Methodist
Cbnrch will hold a silver tea on
Wednesday of next week, the 19th inst.,
at the home of Mrs. Banders. 6118 83rd
Bt. 8. £.
A general invitation is ex
tended to all the friends of the cbnrch
to attend. There will be an excellent
program, followed by a social boar and
LENTS WIRELESS IS
ATTACKED AT NIGHT
Residents living in the vicinity of the
Federal Wirelees station near the Esta
cada car line, just South of Lents, re
port that two attempts have been made
within the past week to put the radio
out of commission, the last one being
on Tuesday night, at which time some
unknown enemies fired upon the sta
tion. The attack was made about mid
night, but waa unsuccessful.
Since this station has been taken in
charge by the government it has been
placed in charge ol Gunner F. E. Stone,
U. 8. N., who has a crew with him. It
is one of the most powerful radio plants
on the coast and the navy department
is taking every precaution to protect it
from barm. Guards were on duty at
the time the attack was made and the
entire staff was ordered out and a search
instituted, but no one could be found
near the place. The supposition is that
the shots were fired from a higb-pewer,
long-range rifle by some one who wished
to put the station out of commission.
Reports Auditing Com. and Officers
Election of Officers.
Memorial and Noontide Prayer
conducted by Mrs. Jane Donaldson.
2:00 Devotional«, Mrs. HockSter.
Minutes of morning session.
Address, Mrs. Lois Baldwin.
Solo, Mrs. Labia.
Reports Of Buperintendens of de-
partmdnts allied with Rad Cross
work—Flower Mission, Foreign
Speaking people. Soldiers and
Report on Temperance and Labor
"Coffee A" sugar.............. ;...... 3 lbs
Mrs. L. F. Additoa.
Bnttet-...............................:. 1-4 lb
Address, Mrs. Kemp, "Patriotism
Cream tartar ............... half teaspoon
Ixmon flavor . ............
;. 8 dfops
Report of Resolutions Committee.
Add a sufficient quantity of coM water
to dissolve the sngar. Boil without stir
ring until it will "break" when dropped
When done, add the
Onion wnd other odors can be removed in cold water.
Have a well-buttered pan or
from kettles sauce-pant, etc., by putting flavor.
some wood ashes in the article, adding
boiling Water and letting it Mand on the
back part of the store a short time.
turn wlute like ice-cream candy.
This incident happened very recently
M ìm Gertrude Taylor, 2980 63rd St.,
8. E., is having quite a seige with rheu- at the naval training station on Goat
matiem. She has been confined to the Island, in San Francisco bay.
hundred rookies, la«Is who had just ar
bouse lor some time.
Harry Taylor, who is on duty in rived at the station were surrounding a
Honolulu recently sent bis mother and sailor perched on a box distributing
sister some beautiful specimens of na mail. The boat bad just arrived and
the mail was being banded out. As the
tive workmanship as soavsnirs.
name» of sailors were called the lade
Mrs. Clyde Hildreth received word
would step up and receive the letter ad
that her mother, Mrs. Hill, died in
dressed to them. It was a fascinating
Australia some three months ago. The
sight. The sailor distributing the mail
news was a long time on the way,
would call out a name and immediately
nevertbeleas the shock was just as
would come a reply and a willing hand
acute. Mrs. Hildreth’s friends extend
backed by a happy smile would reach
their sympathy to her in her bereave
out and take the letter. Then the lad
would walk away, bis face fairly beam
Tha Whitney family and Mrs. Wm. ing. He would seek a quiet spot and
Taylor and daughter, Miss Gertrude, read and sometimes re-read the letter.
camped four or five days on the banks
So it continued for fifteen minutes un
of the Clackamas river last week, find til the crowd was pretty well thinned
ing blackberries a-plenty. Three and a out. All around were sailors intently
half large pails full were picked on Sun reading.
Some had a smile on their
day. Mrs. Taylor was up to her eyes faces, others looked mors serious and
in the canning business the first of the there waa one lad who sobbed as if bis
heart would break.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Prentice and questioned his ehnm. “Poor old Toweer’s
Mr. Prentice Sr., spent Bunday evening gone,” sobbed the lad in reply.
iaat with Mrs. Hattie Beldin.
Hot folks say that be wouldn't eat a thing
coffee was served and the evening spent after I left and they found him Sunday
back of the barn, dead.”
The Arleta auxiliary of the Red Cross
The last letter had been distributed to
will meet at the W. O. W. hall, Arleta, its owner and the postman had departed
at 2:00 p. m., on Wednesday a ternoon but there still lingered a dozen or more
of next week, the 19th inst., and svsry boys with long faces and serious mien.
alternate Wednesday thereafter. All They were the lads for whom there was
who are interested in the work of the no letter. It meant a whole lot to those
Red Cross are requested to be present. boys to bear from home. It would have
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker came lifted a heavy load from their hearts to
down from Beattie the last of the week have received just one line from some
where Mr. Walker is in the employ of one that cared. They felt, in their boy
the Sears Roebuck Co. The Walkers ish way that no one thought of them.
are spending their vacation period visit They were despondent and in a frame
ing at the boms of Mrs. Walker’s of mind that meant disaster to them.
Than there went among them a secre
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Snider of
tary of the Navy Y. M. C. A. He knew
4418 79th St. 8. E.
Mrs. Emory Gilmore left Saturday what the matter waa. He had seen in
And he knew
for an extended visit in ths Middle cidents like this before.
smile and a
Mrs. Gilmore started a little
earlier than she had planned on doing word of good will he went to them in
on account of the news reaching her dividually and invited them to share in
that her brother who is very ill in a the entertainment at the association
hospital in Nebraska, was not expected building that evening. And they went.
to recover. It is her plan to visit her Boyish minds easily adjust themselves
to conditions. They forgot the thought
aged mother also while in Nebraska.
lessness of the folks at home and
The wedding of Mies Lois Birch and
entered into the spir t of the evening.
Mr. Allen Black recurred Wednesday
All of which carries its lesson. Keep
of this week.
in touch with your boy. The home in
On next Friday afternoon, at the
fluence is the strongest tie be has to
home of Mrs. Geo. Many, 7108 55th
keep him morally straight. When it
Ave., all ladies who want to do their
fails, the Y.M.C. A. can sometime»
"bit” can sew for the Red Cross. Bring
reach out and save the day.
needles and thimble. No refreshments.
.. .. 71
Just good bard work. A number of
ladies met at the home of Mrs. Merry
last Friday for this purpose.
was spent in making bedsacks and bam
In addition to
the work a very instructive talk by
To the People of Oregon: The United
Mrs. Ward Swope,
ef the Arleta
W. C. T. U., waa lictaaed to on the sub States
ject of the “Woman's National Defense Charlotte, North Carolina, as the site of
League.” The following were present: one of the mobilisation camps and the
Hill, War Department has decreed that the
Swope, Battie, Burdick and Evans. Let troops from your State will be stationed
us hope that others will help to swell here.
The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce,
the numbers at the next meeting. BS
the Charlotte Ministerial Association,
and the Young Men’s Christian Associa
tion take occasion, therefore, to express
their pleasuse at this decision and to
assure the troops and all those whose
interest in them is closest and affection
The ladies of Clinton-Kelly Methodist ate of the welcome which awaits them.
We wish the troops who come to us to
Church, situated on the Powell Valley
Road between E. 39th and E. 40th Sts., use the offices and facilities of our or
are arranging a farewell reception in ganizations freely in whatever way may
honor of Mrs. E. E. Southard, of E. be of advantage to them.
40th Bt, who expects soon to leave for the same invitation to those who visit
the soldiers in this Camp and we pledge
Dallas, Ore., whither Mr. Sonthard
the hospitality and hearty welcome of
proceeded her, having purchased
our entire citizenship both to the troops
local newspaper of that city.
The reception will be given at the and to their friends.
home of Mrs. E. L. Anderson, of E. 41st
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce,
St., near Creston station, on Friday
evening of this week and promises to be by David Owen, President.
a very pleasurable social event,
E. N. Farris, Executive Secretary.
.1 ’I ■ fi'
OREGON SOLDER BOYS
MRS. SOUTHRAD GIVEN
IN LOCAL RED CROSS
- * FIRMS
The local auxiliary of the Red Cross
met on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs.
The meeting waa well at
tended and interest is increasing in the
wort judging by the number of knitting
needles that are flying about town.
Hereafter the meetings will be held in
the sewing room of tbs school on Fri
day afternoon of each week.
difficulty has been experienced in get
ting sufficient yarn to supply all who
e xpi see a willingness to assist in this
part of the work, but it is anticipated'
that this difficulty will soon be over
H. Dillman and H. L. Dickinson, two
business men of the Arleta district,
have consolidated their interests to
what they believe to be their mutual
advantage. The former has been con
ducting a blacksmith shop at Laurel«
wood, while the latter has operated a
filling station. The new company baa
established a garage in the brick build
ing nt 6419 Fetter Road. A repair ehop
and filling station will be operated in
connection with the business. Auto
accessories will slao bo eold.
deal ie aabnred to all patrons.