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LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MANCH 7, 1919
RATHKEY SAYS HE IS TIRED NEW MANU FACTURING FIRM
OBSERVATIONS OF LENTS
OF LOOKING AT GERMANS OPENS AT GRAYS CROSSING TAMPLIN NOW ENGAGED
MAN TOURING CALIFORNIA
The following letter was received
A new manufacturing firm, under
by Dr. David Nelson from Fred L. I the management of O. Voss, has just
Rathkey, 314th engineer train, A. E. 1 commenced business at Grays Cross
F., and will be of general interest to ing. They expert in time to supply
When wo worn at Sanger it was i me that four to 10 ton* per acre of
Following is an interesting letter I Traveled all night on a train without
the entire countty with a long-needed
ry frosty every night. Thie wan grapes was a common yield, and that
Bitburg, Germany, Feb. 2, 1919. j device for fastening stovepipes to- from H. E. Tamplin, who is engaged | a sleeper, and got to Besancon about
from December 24 to January 4, he paid *100 per ton for them. And
Dear Friend Doc.: Will drop you . get her and securing them in flues in reconstruction work in France un 7 a. m. It was raining to beat the
there were a number of men whose
1919, und there was danger of the table grapes brought them a thou a few lines to let you know I am and to stoves, abolishing the danger der direction of the Friends church: band and we had to search around
fine und dandy, all but my finger of fires from falling pipes. It does
to get a breakfast. We had to wait
January 9, 1919.
frost killing the orange blooms for sand dollars per acre this year.
and my hearing. I can’t hear hardly away with al) wire fasteners and Dear Father and Mother:
day here for the train to take us
the next crop,
Near Summerland is an ancient a thing at times and my finger is hangers from the ceiling, and will be
Well, 1 arrived at Bordeaux New on to Ornans and we didn’t get any
to 20 feet apart and are about 10 trellised grapevine nearly three feet pretty bad also. I haven’t been sick
a great help to house cleaners, as the Year's day; had three hours to see sleep the night before and no place
feet high on un average. Oranges in diameter at Its base. This is said since I've been in the army, which is pipe can be removed and taken out the sights, then took the train for a to rest now, so we bummed around
sold for five cents per pound on the to be the largest grapevine in the not bad considering how a person has of the house without soot or dirt 300-mile ride to Paris; arrived there and felt bitterly disappointed because
world and is 70 years old. Ten tons to stay out in the rain and cold at falling on the floor. This device has
on the 2nd, then we had to leave for we had to stay here all day before
troca this year at Sanger. Everyone ia Its record crop of grapes.
Oman« the Sth. It took us two days we could get out to Ornans and the
built smudges to prevent the frost
The folks told me about John be- j tried or seen it, and the price is with- to get passports examined, bread end of our journey. But we got a
At Cawston ostrich farm we were
damaging the fruit. They place a told tha’ the baby ostrich, when it is ing sick and I am sure glad that he | ing reach of everyone,
This firm ex- tickets, etc., then we had all day the breakfast of scrambled eggs and hot
smudge pot between every four trees, a month old ia as large as a turkey, is well again, 1 am glad he is mar- i pects to add other lines in the near 5th to see Paris. But it is as large cocoa and then the clouds cleared
put in u certain amount of crude oil and when throe or four years old ried and happy, I wish I was home future. General jobbing work is done as New York in area so couldn’t see away and we went out to see the
much of it. All the streets have sights. When we saw the greatest
und when the thermometer falls to will produce more than *100 worth now myself as I need a rest and 1 in connection with the device.
of feathers a year. It takes six weeks am sick of looking at the people of
French names I can’t tell what clock in the world and found what a
34 degrees the lookout at the govern to hatch the
eggs and they live to Germany, as they are so far behind
they say, and the streets run all di beautiful place we were in, with the
ment station rings a bell and shows be 70 or 80 years old. When they the American ways of doing things.
rections and I can’t talk French mountains all around us and some
a red light. Then everyone takes a mate them they put the herd all in I have seen all the war 1 care about
enough to ask wherd such and such great historic things to see, and the
After several days or for awhile and would like to get back
torch and they light all the pots in one field,
a street is, so I dared not go far clouds rolled away and let the golden
from the hotel for fear I would never sunshine reach the land we were glad
The smoke settles weeks the male bird will choose his to my wife again. Don’t know when
mate, then they will separate from J will be home but I suppose some
we had a day before us to see the
among the trees and saves the fruit.
the herd. They are then placed in of the Lenta boys will be home before
This has to be done until all danger
Of course the sun and everything
Adopting the Los Angeles system
Then we went up on one of
of front is past. Some of the oranges a small field by themselves and are I am. It is cold here at present but
is in the wrong direction, and the
mountains and saw the forts and
ar«1 picked the first of December and ready to commence housekeeping, and not as bad as it is some years, I am
are called "newlyweds” by their keep told. I have seen some country since be codified for the first time, accord-
some in Febiuary.
moves. An American soldier told us great walls around like a city, It
If one or the other should die I’ve been gone, and when I get back ! ing to the announcement of City
On going out to the flume at
is done backwards in was grand. We could see all over
Commissioner Perkins. The arrange
the city and country from these
Sanger there arc palm trees all along
ment will save hundreds of dollars France and I think he was right. Any walls. The French people treat us
the avenue. They are about 30 feet The females are brown, while the war. Will close for this time. Good
way I find that the keys to the doors
to the city, it is said.
fine and respect us, and try to help
high and two or three feet through. males are black with white feathers luck to you and all.
In the past Commissioner Perkins turn backwards and you have to turn us understand them.
On top is a great bunch of leaves.
maintains the city has been defraud them clear around twice before you
After this glorious trip we went
At Camp Kearny it was said there
The trunk is a kind of peth, and is
out of great sums of money by can unlock a door.
the city again. The church bells
no good for woods as it will
Well, I didn’t’ see much of Paris. were ringing and the U. S. army
failure of the licensing system now
review, artillery and horses, Y. M. C.
in vogue to show correct data and I decided to wait till I learned the band was playing in a park. They
They hud removed one of the top A. buildings, moving pictures and
lack of proper inspection. A pool French lingo before I attempted it. were playing some of our national
boards on the side of the flume and vaudeville.
hall, for instance, would be paying a But one of the boys and I got into hymns and songs and crowds filled
the little particles of ice and snow
At San Diego they plant potatoes
license for 10 tables; two more would the big Ferris wheel, which is higher the streets and others were in win
from the mountains, coming down in In January, dig them in April; plant
be added and the city would know than any of the buildings in Paris. dows and doors and porches listening
The Christian Endeavor of the
the flume, ran out with part of the corn in April, gather it in Septem
nothing of the change, and the ar I went up in it to see the city but it to the music. We went to one of the
water at this place, making a bank ber; plant cauliflower in September
rangement of the license system, it was raining and we couldn’t see far. big churches, as it was Sunday eve
of snow and ice 15 feet wide and 18 and harvest it in December, making business meeting and social at the is raid, made it difficult to check up. Then we saw the Eiffel Tower but
home of the pastor, Miss Terrell, last
feet high. Sanger is 35 miles from three complete crops in one year.
Under the code, records can be could not go up in it as the govern
Then we went to the depot and
Near Sun Diego we passed Huma
the mountains and snow seldom falls
maintained in such a way that all ment keeps it wireless there.
caught the train for Ornans, and ar
there. For that reason all the young na's marriage place, the scene of number in attendance, several visit places can be properly watched and
The buildings here are old stone
pr'oplc for miles came to view the Helen Hunt Jackson’s famous novel. ors being present, as well as some the policemen will be deputized as and cement buildings about as old as rived there late the next evening.
Walked a mile to the camp where the
enow lank caused by the waler from All of the old mission is in rums, of the honorary members. The .so
inspectors. They’ will inspect the the world, and look it.
Usy s bunk. We room A W three
more or less. They charge 10 to 25 ciety voted to go to the Old People’s
I believe Paris and its railroads story building. It is better than I
first stories of all places within their
Along the road from here to
respective beats. All the higher stor must be the same today as they were expected. There are 60 boys here,
afternoon for a song and prayer ser
ersficld art* thousands of acres that ited.
ies can be handled by the regular 1000 years ago. They are so far four boys to the room.
In crossing the Sandemando ‘range vice. A letter was read from Harry
they dry farm. You can see two to
license inspectors, it is claimed. behind the times that they will never
They gave us all the next day in
six teams of 10 und 12 mules in each on the coast route we pass«‘d through E. Tamplin, who is in Friends recon
catch up, and all the people live which to rest. We were glad we
team on the plows, with six or eight a tunnel 6967 feet long, at an altitude struction work in France. After the
where their parents and grandpar were at the end of our journey as
business session adjourned a very en
plows in what they call a gang, and of 1469 feet.
ents used to live in little old stone we were tired of traveling.
South of Los Angeles there ia an joyable social evening was spent.
th«* field is very often a mile wide
I am now working at the factory
oil field—oil derricks by the hundred Miss Isler and the Misses Goldie and
und two or three miles long.
We went gack to the hotel and had
where they make portable houses,
At lx>s Angeles I saw a tractor to the left of the road to San Juan Alice Carr had carefully arranged
supper, then went to the depot in a
drawing two sets of gang plows, two Capistrano mission, and there were for this part of the evening, which
subway, just like those in New York The first thing they put me at was
sawing notches in foundations,
wheat drills aide by side and a har many oil derricks and wells in the consisted of games and a musical
A birthday party was given in hon but not so well ventilated; and such worked three days at this, then they
row 18 feet wide, and when it went city of Ix>s Angeles within a half program, interspersed with readings.
While one of these
or of L. Blanfus, of Lents, February slow trains.
across the field it plowed, seeded and mile of the business part of the city. A guessing game of advertising pic
subs is getting started the New York sent me over across the river to the
sash factory, as they are short-
At Summerland oil is pumped from tures started things going. Piano
harrowed it all at once.
J. F. Nelson. Mr. Blanfus passed train would be half a mile on its
In writing about things in Cali beneath the ocean. Here there is a duets were rendered by the Misses
into his seventy-fourth year and is way. Of course, women run the cars
One evening one of the boys in my
fornia 1 am afraid that my friends perfect forest of derricks. Wharves Carr and by Kenneth Tamplin and
young and active as a man of 50. here, so that may be the reason. If
asked me if I wanted to spend
will think that I am a liar, like the are built far out in the ocean, with Goldie Carr. Piano solo, Lois Barker.
The afternoon and evening was spent they run over anyone here they sue
an evening with him visiting some
young man from New Jersey. He derricks on both sides. The oil is Vocal duet, Mrs. B. Barker and J. S.
in playing 500. A splendid chicken your parents or relatives for dam
French girls, so I went along. There
came out west to California and pumped into great tanks whene they Fox. Piano solo, Martha Isler. Read
dinner was served by the hostess, ages, because you should have kept were two girls and their mother and
wrote to his father nbout the climate, can load a large train of oil tank ings, Mrs. J. A. Dunbar and Miss S.
assisted by Mrs. H. B. Gray, Mrs. out of the way.
the big trees, waterfalls, fruit, mel ears at once.
When we came to Paris the Red brother. One of them could talk
George Rail and Miss Leona Nelson.
The real estate agents of Ix>a An
ons. and vegetables. When the old
brought us to the hotel in an English enough to understand me.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
They had lots of fun laughing at me
man got his letters he wouldn’t show geles are wide-awake. As goon as
L. B. Blanfus, Mr. and Mrs. Nickel auto truck. They smashed into an
try to talk French.
them to his friends. One day he we registered at the hotel they
son, Mr. and Mrs. George Rail. Mr.
wrote his son how sorry he was to hunted us up, gave us free tickets
They served coffee which tasted
and Mrs. H. B. Gray, Mrs. Rockan, the rear and smashed his radiator.
think he had got to be such a liar, and an auto ride of 30 miles, dinner
burnt wheat and so bitter I could
of Roseburg, Mrs. R. Larsen, of But the fellow in front of us had no
When the young man received this and free lecture of the resources of
drink it, and no milk in this
Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Robert Larsen.
letter he decided he would convince the country. There were four auto
Lieutenant Benton L. Yost, com
his father he was telling the truth. loads of 48 persons to the auto, from
Sugar is scarce. The Com. only
Ix*ona ami Luella Nelson, Helen Gray, the way so the car behind smashed
So he sent him the biggest pumpkin every state in the union, and they pany E, 6th battalion, 20th engineers,
a cube of sugar every other
Genevieve Rail. Master Albert Lar
he could find and sent it C. O. D. It sold a number of lots. They claimed arrived home March 5 after being
day so we haven’t enough to sweeten
cost the old man »18. He wrote back this way of advertising was better discharged from the service. Lieu
long as a car will run they run. our coffee. They have some stuff
“1 believe you art* telling the truth than newspaper advertising as it tenant Yost was engaged in forestry
is no speed limit here and so they call coal tar which has a sweet
about that country, but for God sake brought them in touch with the new work in France with the 20th engi
taste, and we use this in our coffee.
neers, which is a forest regiment en surprised a week ago last Monday, the autos go just as fast as they
comer to lx>s Angeles.
don’t send any more pumpkins.”
But they allow us to buy syrup of
gaged in cutting timber for war pur- the occasion being his birthday. Mr.
We crossed the pass of the Teha
At San Jose (pronounced San Ho-
our own. They will order a gallon
chapi range. This is where the road say) we could see Mt. Hamilton. ?t ,poses prior to signing of the armis
a month for each of us at 60 cents a
daughter. Mrs. Pfouts, and while they a street.
crosses itself at the famous loop. is 4440 feet high. Here is located tice. Prior to enlisting Lieutenant
gallon, and we can also get a pound
were away from home a number of
This range is a spur of the Sierra Lick observatory. The great tele Yost was manager for the Morrison
of chocolate a month for 50 cents
Nevadas of California.
Near the scope has a lens three feet in diam Lumber Co. at Tremont station. His
through the Y. M. C. A. Chocolate
home is at 7604 Fifty-seventh avenue, the home and had taken possession with a donkey and cow or ox hitched
pass the elevation is 3964 feet.
eter, the second largest in the world.
creams cost eight cents apiece, so I
On the Mojave desert we saw a Round trip from hotel at the base S. E.
the recipient of many handsome any kind of an animal they can pick don’t buy any. They give us 30
beautiful lake, three or four miles to of the mountain is *3.
W. C. T. U.
presents. An enjoyable evening was up usually does. I had to laugh when francs, *6, a month to buy these
the left; water a mile wide, with
Street cars charge five-cent fare In
things or anything else we want.
Mt. Scott W. C. T. U. meets next spent during the course of which a we landed at Bordeaux, for the first
beautiful trees, houses, farms and all the cities and towns in California
I am well and enjoying myself and
luncheon was served. All departed at
cattle. The lake looked to be four except San Jose, where they charge week on Tuesday, 2 p. m., with Mrs.
year will pass quickly. They give
Schupp, 6220 Ninety-second street.
or five miles long and as blue aa the six cents.
more such birthdays. Those present which was harnessed up under the us three weeks’ vacation in the sum
sky. I said to the conductor, “Is
At San Francisco we were told that
were Mr. and Mrs. Markle, Mr. and cart. He was pulling hard and was mer if we promise to stay the year
there a lake or river over there?” the Spring valley waterworks in this ing. Out county president, Mrs. Gil
bert, of Albina, will be present, but Mrs. Keikenapp. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. sure doing his bit. Sometimes a man out. and *60 to pay our expenses. I
Ho said “No, only a mirage.”
county supply the greater portion of
Sines, Mr. and Mrs. Steffy, Mr. and will pull his own cart with the aid of think I will try to spend mine in
While at Sanger a party of five the water used in that city, and the the main trend of the meeting will
England if I can get someone to go
Mrs. Pfouts, Mr. and Mrs. Edward, a dog.
went hunting to Tulare lake. They dam which holds the water is one of be general discussion among our
We left Paris January 5 at 8:30 with me. Your loving son,
and the Misses Isaura Keikenapp, Iva
took a Ford and a trailer hitched on the remarkable things of the world.
HARRY E. TAMPLIN.
us with one of her fine readings. At Markle, Nona Cook and Clovis Sines. p. m. for a 200-mile trip to Ornano.
behind loaded with grub and bedding. It is 265 feet high.
3:30 Prof. Hershner will give a talk
They stayed all night, returning the
The Golden Gate received its name
Mrs. R. McKinley and daughter,
Little Evelyn Richen, 1H-year-old
Fred Kundret, of 6915 Forty-third
next day with five or six geese, 15 from the golden red glow of the Oak on "How the Christian Women of
left for Hermiston, Ore., last daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred avenue, died Sunday, March 2, aged
ducks, 30 quail and one rabbit, mak land hills back of the city of Oak
is a timely question, one the Chris Friday. Mr. McKinley had preceded Richen, of east of Lents, was buried 83 years. He leaves his aged wife
ing a round trip of 80 miles.
land at sunset.
community needs to consider at them and they will make their home at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Services were and two daughters, Mrs. Leabo and
Hoar Kings river there were many
At I-os Angeles there are some very
i this time.
All mothers of school there.
held at Kenworthy’s and interment Mrs. Emma Fitxgerald, and a son,
prairie doys or gray squirrels, and steep hills in the city, and we saw a
children are urged to be present.
was in Mt. Scott Park cemetery.
H. G. Kundret, all of Portland. He
number of boys with sleds coasting
Grandma Spring is confined to her
was buried at Mt. Scott Park ceme
At Fresno Mr. Stormes, superin down without snow, and having great Bring the little ones and come along.
jirs. Ada Smith, wife of Edgar tery Wednesday at 2 p. m.
The place of meeting was changed bed at the home of her son, George
tendent of the raisin association, told fun.
J. H. L. MAYBEE.
from that on the calendar on account Spring, on Ninety-second street, It Smith, of 6633 Ninety-second street,
of the assigned hostess being away. is hoped she will soon be able to be died March 3. The body was shipped
Eureka Rebekah lodge No. 178 will
Mrs. John Porter, of Eighty-first
Mrs. O. Voss, of 6544 Eighty-first
to Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday night entertain Mrs. Burke, president of
street and Sixty-sixth avenue, is re street, has just received the sad news
R. E. Thomas has returned to his
for burial. She leaves, besides her Rebekah assembly of Oregon this
ported quite sick from bronchial of the death of her only brother, Les old position with the S. P. railroad
Mrs. Charles Christensen returned husband, a little daughter four years (Friday) evening. A banquet will be
ter Collins, in France.
from her southern trip Friday.
held after the business session.
PERKINS IS TO CODIFIED
PORTLAND CITY LICENSES
HOLD RUSINESS MEETING
MRS. J. F. NELSON GAVE
DIRTHDAY PARTY FOR FATHER
LIEUTENANT RENTON L YOST
IS NOW HOME FROM FRANCE