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LIVES IN MT. SGOTJ
Mrs. Swope of Arleld Honored By
Women of ;Ihe Stale—Is
A distinct honor has come to one of
Mt. Scott's well-known and popular
matrons. Mrs. Frances M. Hwo|*, of
Arleta, formerly of Lente, has been
chosen President of the Hlale Woman’s
Christian Tain iterance Union tor thecorn-
^ing year. Iler many friends in this dis
trict are voicing their congratulations
In unstinted measure.
On Tuesday afternoon the Arleta
union, of which she has long l>een an ac
tive and honored member, gave her a
public reception at the Laurel wood
Congregational church. The Mt. Hcolt
union, of Ixmte, united with them in
the felicitations of this occasion. Mrs.
A<ln Jolly, the new Slate Treasurer, al
so a member of the Arleta union, was
included in this event as a guest of
honor and received the congratulations
of her co-workers for the honor which
lias come to her.
Mrs. Hwo|>e was
handsomely attired in a black silk gown
of th« prevailing mode. She bear* the
honors of her irigh office with the sweet
modesty and grace so characteristic of
her which makes her beloved by all.
The afternoon was very pleasautly
spent in addresses of congratulation and
in social intercourse.
loiter in the afternoon
Mrs. Bwope very neatly turned the
tables upon Mrs. Merry, president of
the Arleta union, by preeentiug her in
behalf of the union with a life member
ship in the organisation in whose inter
ests she has labored so long and so
Mrs. Merry very much
appreciated this token of love and esteem
from the members of her union. She
gave a beautiful response which brought
tears to ths eyes of all Lor friends. Two
nsw members wsrs added to the A'leta
union, Mrs. Lillie Perry and Mrs. On
slow, who were heartily received.
Reception to Pastor.
The member* and iriends of the
Methodist church will g^ve a reception
to tlieir returning |>aelor and his wife,
Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Jasper, al the
church on Friday evening of this week.
Owing to die action of theOonh-rvnce in
making Bennett Chajs-l congregation a
part of the lamt* charge the Gilbert peo
ple will imite with the members of the
Lento church in this reception and will
attend in a body. There will lie several
addressee of appreciation (or the pastor
and a number of musical numbers. A
social hour will lie enjoyed and refresh ■
Mr. B. F. Miller, of the firm of Miller
A McGrew, and Mrs. Grace Lent, both
of Lente, slipped quietly away the last of
the week, going down to Canby where
s they were married, Rev. W, B. Moore,
formerly of l«ent*, performing the wed
dingceremony on Saturday last, the tlth
The contracting parties are both well-
known and highly esteemed residents of
Lente, having many friends in this sec
tion who will unite in wishing them all
happiness ami prosperity. They will re
side in I«ents.
A million ami a quarter signatures
were secured to the Food Conservation
campaign pledge* during the summer
by the Woman’s Committee of National
Defense. A new campaign is about to
be launched to secure the signatures of
the remaining twenty-two million
American families. The Food Adminis
tration undertakes in this campaign to
enroll during the week of October 21-28
every man and woman of the Nation in
a mighty food conservation army. An
intensive drive will be made using the
machinery ot the various organisations
already existing to reach tire people who
were not reached in the first drive.
A window card will be furnished
every householder to display as soon as
their names reach Washington attached
to the food
Churches and schools are appealed to
for assistance in thia campaign, The
wotbeti of the country are meeting every
demand which Is made of them in the
hour of their country’s need.
signature* might have been obtained
'•during the summer campaign if the
campaign bad been better organised.
Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, October 11, 1917
LENIS AND WOODMERE
SWELL LIBRARY FUND
The committee appointed to manage
the local Soldier’s Library Fund benefit
were able to turn over to Miss McLucas,
librarian of the l^mts branch, the
amount of. *82.35 as the net result of the
matinee and two evening performances
which were made possible through the
generosity ot Mr. Robinson, ot the
Yeager Theatre in donating the house
for the cost of the films for this occasion.
The committee, of which Mrs. Otto
Katxky was chairman, affirm that much
of the credit for the success of the un
dertaking belongs to the faculties of
tenti and Woodmere schools, the teach
ers co-operating most heartily in the
plana decided upon; also, the school
children who worked hard to sell tickets,
many of them doing exceptionally well.
In these times when there are so many
calls for patriotic effort the ladies are to
be congratulated upon the results of
EARN OVER $3.000
MdnyanJ Varied Occupations Yield
Good returns—Money spent
For Books and Clothes.
John Steiner has Iteen engaged a*
Manual Training teacher for Ibe Ix-nte
and Wiaalmere sctxxils, tiie former
teacher, Jas. Shanks having enlisted in
tiie Aviation Cor|>e and is now on his
way to New York.
A rain gauge has fieen placed on tiie
root of the lx-nte school by the city,
with tiie consent of tiie School Board.
Upon the request of Prof. Hershner the
wire will be conducted to the first floor
wliere observations may be made by tiie
children during a heavy shower.
Three Hundred and Twenty-five pupils
of the Lente school have reported the
amount of their earnings during vaca
tion the combined sum reaching the
handsome figure of *3,417. The money
was earned in various ways including
gardening, picking iierries and hope,
taking care of children, carrying papers,
putting in wood, caring for lawns,
erran.ls, working on farms and in stores,
etc. Tiie largest individual amounts
earned include Evelyn Adams, |A2.<IO;
Fennimore Walrod, *100.00; Marvin
Ricketts. *180.00; Arthur Bergstrom,
*150.(10; Helen Oolgan, *90.00; A della
Seifert, *49.00. Some of these earnings
have Iteen deposited in the saving* banks.
Some have lieeii use«I in helping to sup
port the families of the earners.
pupils have bought their own Winter
clothes and school books,
thrift and independence have been
learned which undoubtedly will tie of
greater benefit than the amount earn
ed. It would lie quite interesting to
know the total earnings of all the schools
of the city combined.
> ROYAL HOSTS
Anniversary Event Something To
Conjure With In Lodge Circles -
Nearly 300 Present.
The Forty-fourth anniversary of
Evening Star Grange, which was cele
brated at their lodge hall on Division
Ht. on Saturday last was an event of
more than ordinary interest in Grange
history In this sectioo. The day was
farjtoo abort for the delightful program
which had l>een planned to mark this
mile stone in the life of the lodge. The
program as announce«! in our columns
last week was carried out with one or
two minor exceptions.
It was estimated that about 260 were
in attendance, nearly all the chapters I
of the county being represented. Visit
ors were present from Multnomah,
Fairview, Woodlawn, Lente, Gresham.
Rockwool, Russelville and Pleasant
Valley. During the morning session a
class of candidates was instructed in the
mysteries of the third and; fourth de
grees, the full degree staff of sixty
|>ersons conducting the candidates in
One of the visitors
voiced the sentiment of all when he re
marked that as a mem tier of various
lodges he bad witnessed many and ex
cellent initiation ceremonies, but had
never witnesseii better work than was
performed by the Evening Star Degree
Staff upon this occasion.
The hall was most beautifully decorat-
ed with Ivy, Vine Maple and ent flow
ers. An Hawaiian background was ar
ranged as a setting to the platform.
One very beautiful feature of the after
noon program which was not announced
was the Hawaiian song and dance given
by Misses Irene Elliott, Ethel Am born
and Alice M. Johnson. This number
was very enthusiastically received by
Among the addressee, which were all
very excellent indeed, that of Mrs.
Blanchard is deserving of special men
Her paper waa very carefully
prepared and varied in its scope and full
of interest to the grangers assembled.
The dining room was a delight to the
eye as well as satisfying to the appetites
ot hungry people.
Five long tables
were filled with guests and the "spread”
provided was something to talk about
for weeks to come, even among these
people who are used to "spreads” and
who are past masters in the art of pre
At the next meeting of Evening Star
chapter, which will occur on the first
Saturday of November a large class will
be given the first and second degrees.
i NEWSY ITEMS
IN HONOR OF MR. ARNETT
DOWN THE LINE
A num lier of the friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. W. Arnett, ot 66th Ave.
8. E , surprised them on Wednesday
evening of last week, the occasion being
Mr. Arnett’s birthday.
family were surprised, the company
coming in on them unannounce«l as the
family were at dinner. A most delight
ful evening was enjoyed and refresh
ments served about midnight.
dition to Mr. and Mrs. Arnett those
who were present on this occasion were
their daughter, Mrs. Clark who resides
with them and Mr. Clark, their cousin,
Mr. Aiken, of Heppner, Miss Buckley,
of Portland, Prof, and Mrs. Hershner,
Prof, and Mrs. Dixon and Prof, and
Chronicle of Weekly Events In Arleta
And Kern Park Varied And Full
of Interesting Doings.
The first meeting of the Mt. Scott
Mental Culture Club will be held at the
home of Mrs. Dobbs, 1133 Woodward
Ave. Mrs. Mabel Holmes Parsons, the
new president, will speak on the Mo
ONE CHAPTER IN
“Tune Up Your Hoe For A Song
And The Earth Hums A
Chorus of Gold.”
Mrs. Lock wood, of Arleta, has as her
guest her nephew, Mr. Dolph Hackett,
of Elgin, Ore.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fisher, friends of
Mr. and Mrs. Orley Gilbert, are receiv
ing congratulations upon the arrival of
a beautiful baby boy about two weeks
Mr. Harold Ball, eon of Prof. Ball, of
Franklin High, is attending the Uni
versity of Oregon, taking the engineer
Mrs. Ada Jolly, of the Arleta union,
was a delegate to the State Convention
at Albany last week.
Scandland Collins was among the
Navy boys making week end visits to
home folks. He is now stationed at
II. B. Crofts, of Oakland, la., left for Lake Union.
his home after a few days’ visit with his ;
Mr. Geo. Miller, who has been acting
son, Howard Crofts, of 7106 67th Ave.
8. E. H. B. Crofts has been for the | as a guide on the North side of Mt.
Hood, has returned to civilisation. He
past five months near Lesbridge, in the
had many thrilling experiences and
wonderful Alberta country, Canada
saved several lives while on duty. He
During the recent harvest season he
is back at bis old position with the Fos
could make out from one viewpoint on
ter Road Pharmacy, at Stewarts Station.
the rolling prairie no lese than ten
threshing gangs of about 20 men each.
Tiie wheat is poured from the thresher
into big bin-trucks or else into portable
granaries and later delivered to the
elevators. One farmer on a small scale
cleared in this last year’s crop at the
present prices *1,500 more than enough
That the power of suggestion has an
to pay for a 160 acre place which was on influence upon the enlisted men of ths
«ale last fall at *40 per acre. This man United States army and navy is shown
sold altogether 5,000 bushels of wheat by statistics in the bands of the national
war work council of the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Noble, a wheat king, also of buildings and tents in every eamp and
Lesbridge, recently threshed from 15,000 cantonment there is a sign which reads
to 18,000 bushels of wheat, using six “Write that letter to mether today.”
threshing outfits of his own and employ It has brought happiness into thousands
ing three more. This man has recently upon thousands of homes.
purchased sixteen sections of railroad Y. M. C. A. furnishes soldiers writing
land, 20 miles Irom the railrooi.
This paper, envelopes, pen and ink free of
new land which is being opened up is charge. As a result it is costing a thou
attracting settlers from Northern Cali sand dollars a day for stationery in the
fornia, Oregon and Washington and western department alone. It is one of
seemed to Mr. Crofts to afford enough the biggest items of expense in the war
tillable soil to make bread for the whole work of the association but it is one of
the greatest blessings for the soldiers
The Summer days are like the middle and the parents.
Weet, but the nights are cool. The
C. G. Titus, Y. M. C. A. camp secre
Winters are more snowy than the Iowa tary at Camp Fremont says that with
Winters an«l the crops are started there 1000 men at the camp there were days
earlier than those of the great prairie when more than 700 letters were written
JUST A WORD
region of the United States.
by the enlisted men.
Plans are under way for a
The railroad route extends up through «lays at Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake
fellowship banquet of all our local
a wonderful pass of steep walls and many City, Utah, 29,021 letters were written
turns and narrow letlges.
The scenery oa Y. M. C. A. stationery. During one
merchants and property owners to
tlirough this gorge and over the divide month 40,000 letters were written at
be held in Lente Monday, Oct. S9,
is said to almost, (but of course not Camp Arcadia, near Loe Angeles.
quite) rival tliat of our own Columbia.
On the Mexican border the Y. M. C. A.
The record of this year's profits in the supplied 15,000 sheets of writing paper
wheat industry reads almost like a fairy daily to the American troops. In one
tale, even taking into consideration the big camp in England twenty tons of
light yield, but facte and figures stand station««y are used every month. This
the test of investigation.
is but one item in a long list of Army
Y. M. C. A. activities.
P. L. C-o fl an an died at the home of his
brother, I. Coffman, of 92nd St. Wed
nesday morning, at the age of flf» years
He came here from his home in Nebras-'
ka in July and was in poor health at
the time, Dever entirely recovering from
Lente Odd Fellows entertained the
an illness contracted early in the Spring.
This was his first trip to the coast, but Grand Conductor, Dr. Johnson, at their
he wm able to leave the house hut a few hall on Tuesday evening, inviting the
times after his arrival.
Rebekahs to participate with them in Effort To Be Made Through Bank
Besides hie brother at whose home he pleasures and honors of the occasion.
To Secure Subscriptions In
died, one eon, Claude, of Mill City, and Dr. Johnson was officially representing
Mt. Scott District.
an uncle and cousin, W. J. Campbell the Grand Master. A musical program
and son, Homer, of Echo, Wash., are was rendered, including several selec
left, all of whcm were present at the tions by an orchestra from the city,
The Liberty lztan was given a great
under the leadership of Bob Adams, of impetus in Portland by the address of
Funeral services were conducted this Laurelhurst. ^Violin solos by Milton Franklin K. Lane. Secretary of the In
afternoon at the house, Rev. F. M. Jas Katxky accompanied by Alfred Nygaard, terior, delivered at the Auditorium
per, of the l-ents Methodist Church, of and Carl Hawkins, accompanied by Wednesday evening. The sales of bonds
Interment in Multnomah Miss Hartwig were other musical fía- are expected to reach high water mark
tures of the program. Mrs. Armstrong during the next few days because of the
gave one of her popular readings. Mr. enthusiasm aroused.
Rival of “Mr. Finny’s Turnip."
Armstrong was chairman of the program
An easy payment plan has been ar
Mrs. M. M. Btaffy, of Lenta, is spend committee and presided at the meeting. ranged whereby a would-be pnrehaaer of
ing a month or two with her daughter
a *60.00 bond may pay at the following
at Joseph, in Eastern Oregon. She is
rate: *1.00 at time of application, 18 per
greatly enjoying her visit in that beauti
cent on November 16th, 40 per oent on
ful country with the Blue Mountains al
Un Mopday and Tuesday of next December 16th, and the remaining 40
most in their dooryard and writes that week, the 16th and 16th, will occur the per cent on January 16. (with accrued
the h. o. of L is not troubling them Northwest Tuberculosis Conference, interest on both deferred installments.)
greatly since they raise the greatest which will be held in Portland.
The Multnomah State bank is in a
vegetables that she aver saw. A little gatee will be in attendance from Oregon, position to negotiate the sale of these
over half of a turnip made a dinner for Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, bonds and Mr. Bloyd will he pleased to
nine people, if we did not know Mrs. and Wyoming and will be addressed give all desired information regarding
Hteffe to be a truthful woman we should by speakers of national prominence. them. An atttempt will be made to in
think that story a little "fishy,” but as A mass meeting will be held Monday crease the subscriptions iu this district
it is we conclude that was "some tur evening with addresses from the beet during the coming week. Next week a
nip .” Because of their proximity to informed men in the country, with list of local subscribers will be publish
the mountains the sun goes down for illustrative motion pictures and music. ed. Now let Lente and surrounding
them about thirty minutes sooner than
This will be the first conference of territory get in and do our biggest possi
for those about two or three miles furth the kind ever held in the Northwest ble "bit” to help Uncle Sam win the
and is attracting considerable attention. war.
er down the valley.
MEETS TRA6IG DEATH P. I. GOFFMAN DIES
Al BROTHER'S HOME.
Brother of Lents Pastor Victim ot
Tiie sympathies of the entire commun
ity are ex tended to Rev. T. R. Horn-
schuch, 'of the Lente Evangelical
church, in bis sorrow in the lose of bis
brother, Alliert Hornschuch, who met a
tragic death as a result of an automobile
accident on Sunday last, his father-in-
law, Adolph Schnider, was kille«! at the
same time, while a friend, Silas Schulte,
who was in the party has since died and
the life of Mrs. Hornschuch is hanging
in the balance and several others were
more or less injured. Mr. Hornschuch
resided in Salem. He was formerly a
minister, but retired from the pulpit for
a time to engage in business with his
father-in-law. Six brothers are left,
four of whom are ministers, also three
sisters, a mother, besides his wife and
Here’s Another Verse.
Says our U.icle Samuel,
If our boys yon would guard,
A strike at the foe
Is worth two in the yard, (meaning
Mrs. 8. M. Hal).
Ladles’Aid to Give Silver Tea.
The Indiss’ Aid of the Methodist
Church will hold their monthly Hilver
Tea on Wednesday afternoon of next
week at the home of Mrs. J. C. Mc
Grew, S741 fifith Ave. 8. E. There will
be an interesting program and a pleaw
ant social time. All are invited.
fag day response
FREE AND GENEROUS
Albertina Kerr Nursery and Louise
Home were benefitted to the amount of
*2,600 as a result of their Tag Day
Saturday last. Altogether the day was
considered a great success, not only be
cause of the amount given, which ex
ceeded by several hundred dollars the
amount realised last year, but because
of the spirit which characterized the
giving. The support of fatherless babes
and the care of the unfortunate girls
was a cause which found a ready re
sponse in the hearts of the people, caus
ing them to open their purses generous
Lents headquarters under the direc
tion of Mrs. Myra B. Smith, added *25
to the general sum realized daring the
day. The money realized will go to
providing for the winter necessities of
the institutions carried on under the
management of the Pacific Coast Rescue
and Protective Association. Their ex
penses are heavy, the monthly milk
bill alone averaging over *100 and the
paying of war prices for this necessity
will work a great hardship. The gener
ous response of the public at this time
is greatly appreciated.
Important Decision Grants P. R. L*
4 P. Co. some relief hoping
To Avoid Advanced Rates.
After an exhausted study of the
financial standing of the Street Rail
way Department of the Portland Rail
way Light and Power Company, the
Public Service Commission of Oregon,
when appealed to by the employees of
the Company, are unanimous in finding
that the present revenues derived from
the operation of the street cars in Port
land are inadequate to meet the ex
penses of their operation. Two out of
the three commissioners present a ma
jority order favoring reduced car service
in certain routes where, in their opin
ion, the street car company are giving
unnecessarily good service, they recom
mend the abolition of street car tickets,
except those for school children, which
however are to be raised to 4/ instead
The Commission is also
unanimous in expressing their belief
that these items of retrenchment may
be inadequate to meet the conditions,
and they still continue to retain juris
diction over the case and will not
hesitate to raise the rates to the six
cents asked for, or take such other ac
tion as may be deemed appropriate, if
the suggested plane fail. Commissioner
Corey presents a minority report object
ing to a raise in the price of school child
ren’s tickets, favoring the immediate
adoption of the six-cent fare on a six
month's trial, with six rides for 36< and
workingmen's daily rides upon the basis
of 52 during the period ot one month
for *2.60. He objects also to much ot a
reduction in the service fearing this
will only result in renewed sentiment
in favor of the jitneys. A quotation
from the report reads, “We desire to be
plainly understood, however, as enter
taining no sanguine hopes as to the
possibility of escaping an increase fn
fares unless the heartiest cooperation is
afforded the utility. Slight personal in
conveniences and purely technical con
siderations must give way to broadness
of mind and fairness of spirit with the
ultimate object of the greatest good to
the greatest number.” And again, "As
the actual effect of this order is demon
strated, should it, in the opinion of the
Commission, become necessary, further
action will summarily be taken.”
With reference to service the Com
mission has this to say, "We are of the
opinion that the present service in
Portland ia many respects is in excess
of the reasonable demands of the traffic.
As *n illustration------ the Commission
is convinced that three cars—two from
the 8unnyside and one from the Mt.
Tabor line can be withdrawn without
serious detriment to the service. With
the withdrawal of these three cars the
spacing of cars during the peak periods
will be lengthened lees than a quarter
of a minute.” And again "We do not
wish to be understood in this connection
as suggesting an indiscriminate curtail
ment of service—choosing between an
increase of rates or the impairment of
a reasonable service—the Commission
will unhesitatingly adjust ths rates.
Ths Commission will exsreiss such
supervision over ths.carrying out of
their recommendations as will insure
that no nnrsesonable impairment of
service will result.”