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LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1919
THURSDAY NIGHT WAS RED
LETTER EVENT FOR 0. E. S.
Thuriuluy night wan a moat extra
ordinary one in the history of Mt.
Scott chapter O. E. S. Perhaps only
few chuplcra of the world have ever
been honored by having at Ita aea-
aion both the inoat worthy grand
matron and th«* moat worthy grand
patron of th«* world. But on thia oc
casion Mrs. Emma C. Ocobock, moat
worthy grand matron of the world,
and George Highland, moat worthy
grand patron, were present. Aside
from these distinguished guests, Mr.
Itoaaman, worthy g rami patron of
the state of Washington, was present.
Mrs. Mabel Settlemier, worthy grand
matron, und H. 1,1. Young, worthy
grand patron of Oregon, were also
The following past worthy grant!
matrons of Oregon among the dis
tinguished guests were: Ix*na Men
denhall, Ella Houston, Jennie Rine
hart. Past worthy grand patrons
present were: Dr. Davis, Robert Mil-
1er, George Stapleton and Clyde
Evans. Other grand officers were:
Mr«. sicMurphy, associate grand ma
tron of Oregon; Nellie McKinley,
grand secretary; Alice Cowell, grand
marshal; Lillian Young, grand Es-
ther, and Ijcslle Parker, grand sen
tinel of Oregon.
Ten of the 13 Portland chapters
were rap resen ted by their worthy
matrons and worthy patrons. The
occasion was the official visit of
Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. Settle
mier, and Mt. Scott chapter had made
preparations for her inspection. The
worthy matron, Mrs. Deane Hess,
presided with much dignity and pre
cision, and the worthy grand matron
commend«! the chapter upon the
manner in which the work was per
formed. Addresses were delivered by
Most Worthy Grand Matron Mrs.
Ocobock and Most Worthy Grand Pa
tron Highland, and Mr. Rossman, of
At the close of the chapter light
refreshments were served and the
guests and members departed feeling
that an important day had closed in
the history of the 0. E. S.
Preceding the opening of the chap
ter Mrs. Elfrada Hedge, one of the
officers of tho local chapter, enter
tained the grand officers and the
first three officers of Mt. Scott chap
ter at a 6 o’clock dinner at her home,
5707 Ninety-fourth street.
FOR WM. I. PORTER
RECEPTION IS HELI)
FOR RETURNED MEN
Memorial services will be held for
William I. Porter, of I^>nta, next Sun
day morning at 11 a. m. at the l^nts
Evangelical church. Ilev. N. Shupp,
pastor, will conduct th«* services. Mr.
Port«*r was u graduate of the Wash
ington High School. He entered the
Oregon naval militia in 1912, under
Commander Blair; made his first
cruise on the Milwaukee to the Ha
waiian islands, and his second on the
Albany to San Pedro, where he with
the boys won the trophies in target
laist April he raspond<*«i to the call
of his country and entered the 4J. 8.
navy, ami wan assigned to the West
bridge. While engaged in the trans
port service to Erance the West-
bridg«* was torpedoed in European
waters at a midnight hour, when
young Porter wax killed in an ex
plosion. His body was buried at sea
4<Ml miles west of France.
Mr. Porter was born at Indianap
olis, Ind., a little over 25 years ago,
and came to Portland 14 years later.
He was marri«*d to Miss May E.
Jones, of lx*nts. His brother Harry
I h also in th«* naval service and is
now stationed at the Great latkes
Mr. Porter’s widow, father and
mother, J. M. nnd Viola Porter, and
Harry mourn his early death.
•W. B. Goldman, old-time resident
of Portland, is visiting his mother,
Mrs. Clara Wilson, Forty-ninth ave
nue nnd One Hundred and Fourth
street. Mr. Holdman is an electrical
engineer of the department of the
interior and has been in the east the
past four years. He expects to retire
from active life and enjoy himself on
a little ranch in southern Oregon.
Clyde Sager has his residence
property on Fifty-eighth avenue for
sale and intends to move to Oregon
City, where he has been employed
for some time.
While on a visit to his sister, Mrs.
D. M. Beamer, of Renton, Wash., 15
mile« south of Seattle in the heart
of King county, Melvin R. Sommer
feld!, of this city, whose parents re
side on Eighty-sscond and Maple
streets, discovered and reported to
the authorities a moonshiners still.
The experience afforded considerable
adventure and thrill for a short time.
Acting upon suspicions of his little
nephew, Mr. Sommerfeldt and the
boy made a trip W> an old farm on
Swan lake, where for the past six
months three Italians had been resid
ing engaged in a pretense of faint
ing. Entering the place and rapping
on the door, the place appeared to
be deserted. A strong odor s«»em<*<l
to come from the woodshed, and upon
investigation a few empty kegs were
found, which appeared to be all that
wax about the place.
Entering the old barn, which had
been built in the fifties, the odor wax
found to be stronger, and after some
exploring a barrel of liquor was dis
closed which had been set down in
the ground, with straw over the top
to conceal it. In the center of the
barn under three planks were found
six more barrels used for fermenting
The liquor was run off from a
copper boiler, a garden hose being
Corn and barley were used in mak
ing this whisky, which proved to be
real southern moonshine, selling for
120 per quart. The sheriff’s office
estimated the haul at about $900, and
the officers thought that perhaps the
still had netted its owners at least
$7500 to $10,000 in the past Mix
months of its operation.
So far the owners have not I4en
apprehended, but they are known
and it is but a matter of time until
the sheriff's office will have them in
A check was sent Mr. Sommerfeldt
from the sheriffs office, as a reward
for services rendered, as well as a
letter thanking him for his part in
The large school auditorium of dis
trict 45 was crowded with relatives
and friends of the returned soldiers
last Saturday night, all eager to
greet them and welcome them home.
About 13 of the boys whose names
appear on the honor roll of the dis
trict were present.
A very entertaining program wax
rendered. Mr. Westbrook gave the
address of welcome, which carried
I many good and instructive thoughts.
Marie Chapman, it is needless to
say, held the audience spellbound
with her violin selections. Vician
Clark gave a reading, and the
tableau and dialogu«* were well re
After the program hot coffee, sand
wiches ami cake were served and a
general social good time enjoyed.
It is probable that another recep
tion will be held later for the boys
who have been in overseas service,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Duncan of Eighty-
none of whom had returned in time third street were surprised by a large
number of their friends Saturday even
to participate in this occasion.
ing February 22nd. Games and singing
was enjoyed by all. Those contribut
PETERSON TO MOVE
ing were: Misses Westbrook, Duncan,
INTO YOTT BUILDING Doig, Messrs. S. Hutton, W. Hutton,
H. Westbrook and Billy Gray. Dancing
F. R. Peterson, proprietor of the was also enjoyed and Piper Gray play
Lents Pharmacy, has leased the store ed the quadrilles and Highland Schottis-
room in the Yott building across the che. Supper was served and every one
street from the present location, and present did justice to the goodies. H.
will move his stock into the new lo Westbrook gave a toast for Mrs. Dun
can’s safe journey across the pond and
cation about April 1. Carpenters are
expressed regret that we couldn’t all
now at “work making necessary alter
go for a visit. The evening closed
ations and additions to the store.
with singing the Scottish Doxology,
Many new fixtures will be added
“Auld Lang Syne’’ an] America. Those
in the new store and also new lines
carried. Mr. Peterson intending to
Mr. and Mrs. H. McKenzie, Mr. and
branch out extensively.
Mrs. W. Doig, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doig,
This is one of the best located and Mr. and Mrs Wm. Doig, Mr. and Mrs.
best lighted stores in Lents, and McGlund of Astoria, Mr. and Mrs. Hag
will be a great improvement over lund, Mr. and Mrs. J. Duncan, Mr.
the old place. After moving the Mrs. H. Westbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Stet
store will be known as the Victory tin, Mr. and Mrs. Nicol, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Hutton,Mr. and Mrs. E. Moore, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. A.Dun
Guy Robinson is moving from the can, Miss M. Hewitson,. Misses Mag
Yeager residence on Woodstock ave gie, Nan and Bobbie Doig, Susan Ag
nue to his mother’s property on nes Emma Duncan, Margaret Hewit
Fifty-fifth avenue. Mr Miley will Kate, Rose and Anna Westbrook. John
occupy the residence vacated by Mr. and Jim Duncan, Dave Hewitson, J.
Smiley and W. Hutton.
MR. AND MRS. A DUNCAN
SURPRISED BY FRIENDS
ARMORED TRAIN OF CZECHO SLOVAKS IN SIBERIA
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hedge, of 5707
Nin«*ty-fourth street, S, E., enter-
tain«*d Mrs. Mabel Settlemeier, wor
thy grand matron of the xtate of
Oregon, O. E. S., at a six o’clock
dinner last Thursday evening, Feb
Covers were laid for 0 and an
elaborate eight-course «. iner was
served. The rooms were profusely
and beautifully trimmed with red
carnations and ferns.
Meade and Carl Hawkins entertained
with music during the dinner.
Those present besides the guest of
H. H. Young, worthy grand patron.
Robert Miller, first grand patron
Mrs. Rinehart, past grand matron.
Ix*na C. Mendenhall, past grand
Miss Nellie McKinley, grand sec
Mrs. Alice Cowell, grand marshal.
Mrs. Lillian Young, grand Esther.
Clyde Evans, past grand patron.
Dr. L. M. Davis, past grand patron.
Mrs. Deane Heta, worthy matron.
Finley McGrew, worthy patron.
Mrs. Nellie Katzky, associate ma
Those present in addition to the
above officials were:
Mrs. L. M. Davis, Mrs. Miller;
Messrs. Parker, Evans, Mendenhall,
W. F. Dillon, O. A. Hess; Mr. and
Mrs. Learch, Mr. and Mrs. O. J.
The guests voted the banquet the
best ever tendered them, and mem
ories of the pleasant event will linger
long with those in attendance.
LORETTA M. TAYLOR
DIED FEBRUARY 21
Loretta M. Taylor died at her
home at 1069 E. Alder street, Feb
ruary 21, after suffering for many
months with asthma. Mrs. Taylor
was well known in Lents, as she
spent much of her time with her
daughter, Mrs. R. W. Reynolds, 8708
Foster road. She was born in Fos
toria, Ohio, October 26, 1842, and
had lived in Portland 35 years. Her
husband passed away 21 years ago.
Mrs. Taylor was the mother of
nine children, seven of whom survive
)ier: Two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Taylor, of 9233 Fifty-first avenue,
and Mrs. R. W. Reynolds, of Lents;
and five sons, Homer of Montana.
Fred, Sherman and Ralph of Port
land, and Thomas of California.
Funeral services were held in Ken
worthy’s chapel. Rev. Staub of Sun
nyside Congregational church, offi
ciating. She was laid to rest in Mt.
Scott Park cemetery.
LAF-O-LET CLUB MET
WITH MRS. McCORD
The Laf-o-let club met on Thurs
day of last week at the home of Mrs.
Echo McCord, on Eighty-second
street. A dainty lunch was served
and the usual good time was enjoyed
by all. Those present were Mrs.
Jessie Sanders, Mrs. Louise Cone and
son Edwin, Mrs. Letty Cone and
baby, Mrs. Pheobe Diller, Mrs. Echo
McCord and Mrs. Nelle McGrew.
JOHN C. HAMMILL
DIED FEBRUARY 23
John C. Hammill, of Powell Valley
road, near Kelly Butte, died Febru
ary 23. Mr. Hammill was a native
of Scotland and was a charter mem
ber of the Masonic lodge at Eden-
borough. Funeral services were held
at the Kenworthy chapel February
25 and interment was at Multnomah
cemetery. Mr. Hammill was 66 years
CHILD OF MR. AND
MRS. L. BROWN DIES
Beverly Brown, little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Brown, of 4904
Ninety-sixth street, S. E., died Feb
ruary 23. She was born at Wenat
chee, Wash., March 10, 1916. Funer
al services were held at Kenworthy’s
chapel at 4:30 Monday afternoon,
after which the body was shipped to
Wenatchee for interment. The body
wax accompanied by A. L. Brown,
grandfather of the child.
MEMBERS OF EUREKA LOOGE
ATTEND REBEKAH CONVENTION
A number of members of Eureka
Rebekah lodge No. 178 attended the
district convention held at the hall
of Silver Leaf lodge No. 203, at Kill-
ingsworth and Albina avenues Tues
day, February 25. Those attending
from here were Mrs. Bloom, Mrs.
Glaze ,Mra. Wright, Mrs. Nelson,
Mrs. Romacly, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Gable,
Mrs. I .arson, Mrs. Furey, Mrs. Mc
Neil, Mrs. Lunney.
Mrs. Palmer, well known in this
community, was Aairman of the day
and so well did she handle the work
that Mr. Anderson, past grand mas
ter of the state of Oregon, also past
grand representative, in his address
recommended her election as president
of the Rebekah assembly of Oregon.
She was presented with a beautiful
bouquet from the members of her
own lodge, Silver Leaf, which she
accepted very gracefully with appro
The address of welcome was given
by Mrs. Gemmell, of Silver Leaf
lodge, and was responded to by Mrs.
Glaze, of Eureka lodge, and the local
members are very proud of the fact
that she is a member of their lodge.
H. E. BLOYD LEAVES
LENTS BANK TODAY
H. E. ‘Bloyd, cashier of the Mult
nomah State Bank for the past four
years, has resigned his position,
effective today, and will be succeeded
by Sherman Harkson. The Multno
mah State Bank has had a wonderful
growth under Mr. Bloyd’s manage
ment, growing from a small institu-
with deposits of only about $30,000,
to one having over $200,000, and em
ploying four people. Mr. Bloyd is
one of the most trusted and best
liked business men of Lents and all
who have had business dealings with
him will learn of his decision to leave
with genuine regret. The best wishes
we can extend to Mr. Harkson is that
he may be as successful and as pop
ular as Mr. Bloyd.
Mr. Harkson has had extended ex
perience in the banking business
through connection with one of the
well-known down-town banks.
has been in the service the past
year, having been a member of the
Marine band at Mare Island.
Mr. Bloyd has made no arrange
ments for the future as yet, intend
ing first of all to take a good rest.
FRENCHCLU8I s T r 6AIIIZE0
AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
A French club was organized on
Wednesday of last week by the stu
dents of the French department. The
following officers were elected: Dana
Small, president; Madge Anslow,
vice-president, and Constance Miller,
secretary-treasurer. The club will be
known as “Le Cercle Français,” and
meetings will be held the third Wed
nesday of each month, when a pro
gram will be given by the members
of the club. Since French has been
extremely popular during the past
year and a large number of students
are enrolled in these classes, the club
will undoubtedly ' have a large mem
bership. Miss Margaret Gesner is
• • •
Lucien Becker gave a concert last
Thursday under the auspices of the
Monday Musical club. The purpose
of these recitals is to encourage the
study of music among the high
school students and a concert will be
given once a month.
• • •
About 30 members were initiated
into the Drama club last Saturday.
The initiation committee was com
posed of Dorothea Anderson. Mildred
Boon, Florence La Salle, Esther Wel
lington and Leonard Roberts.
• • •
A valentine party was held by a
group of students at the home of
Opal Curtis. The rooms were deco
rated with hearts and cupids. Games
and dancing were the pastimes of
• • •
The community dancing class un
der Professor G. E. Love continues
to be popular, many students taking
advantage of the opportunity to
learn to dance.
Officers elected for the coming
Mrs. Good, chairman, Winona lodge
Mrs. Gray, vice-chairman, Acme
lodge No. 32.
Mrs. Laurence, secretary, Omegah
lodge No. 67.
Mrs. Westbrook, treasurer, Utopia
lodge No. 62.
Myrtle Griffith, marshal, Mountain
View lodge No. 196.
Nannie Stone, conductor, Columbia
lodge No. 3.
Mary White, chaplain, City View
lodge No. 176.
Louise Roderick, L. S. of (?., Rose
City lodge No. 170.
Mary Jackson, inside guardian, Sil
ver Leaf lodge No. 203.
Lulu Adams, outside guardian, Or-
pha lodge No. 81.
Cora Kopp, Winona lodge No. 209.
Rose Robbins, Laurelwood lodge
Lowell McGlumphry, Marietta lodge
A resolution wax passed stating
that this was the best convention of
the Rebekah lodge ever neld.
SIX NEWLYWEDS ARE
GIVEN A LUNCHEON
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Gilbert, of
4928 Seventy-first street, entertained
in a unique manner in their sun
parlor Tuesday evening, February 18,
the occasion being in honor of three
newly-wedded couples, and all the
brides being cousins of Mrs. Gilbert.
The newlyweds were Mr. and Mrs.
William Muir of North Yamhill, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward McNeil and Mr. and
Mrs. Brice Howell of this city. Others
present were Lieut. Prank Dresslar
of Mankato, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Dresslar and Miss Frances Gilbert of
The color scheme was lavendar and
pink, the decorations being kewpies
suspended with huge bows of laven
dar and pink tulle and profusions of
A dainty luncheon was served to
the brides and grooms on the daven
port table under a festoon of Oregon
grape from which suspended two
beautifully decorated electric lights.
Suspended below that was a large
kewpie with lavendar wings just
touching an elaborate conterpiece of
orchids and ferns, from which were
hung streamers of lavendar tulle to
either end of the table, where a kew
pie stood in front of the newest
wedded pair. The place cards were
dainty brides carrying bouquets of
bride’s roses. The “would-be-if-they-
could-be’’ were served on the tea
wagon, while the long-since wedded
ones made the best of a lap luncheon
in another cozy corner.
The three-course luncheon con
sisted of fruit cocktail, sandwiches,
pickles, olives, nuts, ice cream, cake,
candies and coffee.
MURIEL SMITH AND
V. SCHMIDT MARRIED
Muriel Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. P. Smith, of Ninety-second
street, and Victor Schmidt, son of
Rev. and Mrs. Schmidt, 376 E.
Thirty-second street, were maried at
the home of the groom Wednesday
evening at 8 o’clock. Both young
people are well known in Lents. El
der Dickson, of the Central Advent
ist church, E. Everett street, offi
After a sumptuous wedding supper
the bride and groom left on a short
honeymoon trip. They will reside on
a ranch at Tigard on their return.
The immediate relatives present at
the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Smith, father and mother of the
bride; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoffman;
Winifred, Mabel and Helen Smith,
sisters of the bride. Rev. and Mrs.
H. F. Schmidt, father and mother of
the groom, and Miranda and Eliza
beth Schmidt, sisters.
A baby girl arrived Wednesday,
February 19, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Haworth, 6536 Ninety-fifth
street. Mother and baby are doing