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LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY,
Subscription, $1.5üa Year
SCHOOL HONORS FORMER LENTS
SOLDIER DEAD ROT PASSED ON
Word has come from Mrs. Andrew
A number of people met at the
school auditorium last Friday after i S. Knutson, of 4612 Eastern avenue,
noon to attend the memorial exer Seattle, 'ho formerly lived on Eighth
cises held by the school to honor avenue, Le Jz, telling of the death of
the memory of the two former pu her son Carroll after u protracted
pils who gave their Ilves to safeguard illness. This la the second loss which
their country and th«- world— mem the family has sustained, their little
bers of that grand invisible battalion ■laughter Katherine having passed
who, though never to return in the away in l<enta a few years ago.
Carroll Knutson was born in Dea
flesh, nevertheless march In spirit
beside the brave who survived the i Moines, Iowa, June 13, 1902, and
| 'lied In Seattle, Wash., Friday, May,
M ims Frances Smith guve the ad 9, at 7:50 a. m., aged a little less
than 17 years, lie ia survived by
his purenta, Mr. and Mrs. Knutson,
a brother, Otto, and a sister, Marie
The Knutson fnmily came to Port
land in 1910 and Carroll graduated
from Woodmere school and entered
Franklin high school, but was com
pel I «1 by ill health to leave after a
year in that school, loiter, in Feb
ruary, 1917, they moved to Seattle,
and he was transferred to Lincoln
high school, that city, where he at
tended up to February of this year,
lotat October he was compelled to
undergo another operation for the
removal of some glands. As he did
not regain his strength as quickly as
he should be was sent thia spring to
lx>ng Beach, Cal., where hr improved
sufficiently to return home. The
journey, however, proved too much
for him and he died the day after his
His fellow schoolmates pay high
tribute to him, for he was a general
favorite wherever he went. He was
a member of St. Paul's Lutheran
church, and his last words were of
appreciative anticipation of the beau
ty of the land to which he was going
and of love for his Savior.
While in !<enta Carrol and his
brother and sisters attended the
Friends Sunday school and his many
old schoolmates are very sorry to
hear of his death, for the family has
always continued to keep in touch
with their friends here.
Interment was made in Ijike Vie»'
cemetery, Seattle, and the floral of
ferings were most abundant and very
TWO BOYS HONORED BY LENTS
Upper—William I. Porter, a (ormer
Lents boy »ho was killed August
1, 1916. Mr. Porter responded Io
the call of his country for men
and enlisted in the navy in April,
I9IK. lie was assigned to duty on
the transport Wewtbridgc, which
was torpedoed shortly after mid
night of the above date, and his
body was blown into the sea. The
body was recovered several weeks
later and now lies in the American
cemetery at Brest, France.
Lower—Corporal William Knecht, a
well known Lenta boy who was
killed in action October 5, 1918.
The captain of his company was
killed in action the previous day,
and Corporal Knecht met his death
while leading his men in battle.
He was struck in the head by a
machine gun bullet and died in
dress of welcome on behalf of the
school, which was followed by the
song, "Sleep, Sacred Dust,” by the
school. Mrs. Bradford very touch
ingly told of the life of William
Knecht, followed by a short eulogy
by Mr. Melvin.
The enlarged pictures of the two
heroes presented to the school by
the Lents Parent-Teacher association
and the Red Cross were unveiled and
presented to the school by Mrs. 0.
A. Hess. Prof. Hershner accepted
them on behalf of the school. A
successful community sing followed,
led by Prof. Boyer. The program
was concluded by a flag drill by
Miss Anderson’s pupils and "Taps,”
sung by* Miss Vaughan’s pupils.
MRS. IDA IIIMMILA PASSED
AWAY AT HOME OF FAMILY
Mrs. Ida Himmila died at the fam
ily home, 5830 Fortieth avenue S. E„
May 15. She was born in Finland
October 5, 1877, anil had been in
the United States 15 years. Funeral
services were held at Kenworthy’s
chapel Monday afternoon, May 19.
Burial was at Mt. Scott Park ceme
Milton Katzky came up from Ore
gon Agricultural College at Corvallis
and visited relatives and friends from
Thursday till Sunday evening.
IS TO BE STARTED
A new general drygoods store will
be opened in Lents in the next week
or ten days by J. A. Teeny and T.
J. Samuels in the building recently
vacated by Mr. Stevens. The room
is being cleaned and new fixtures
will be installed with the view of
making it a first-class establishment
capable of filling the needs of the
community for a store of this char
acter. Mr. Teeny and Mr. Samuels
are experienced in the merchandis
ing business, Mr. Teeny having suc
cessfully operated a drygoods store
at Kern Park for the past nine or
ten years, and there is not the slight
est doubt but that they will be
equally successful in the new store.
WEDDING MAY 17
Everybody is urged to attend the
entertainment tonight (Friday) at
the Ijents school auditorium under
the auspices of the G. A. R. A good
program will be given by the pupils
of the Woodmere and Lents schools
and an enjoyable evening is assured
those who attend. The Woodmere
school will contribute three numbers
Declamation, Harold Atwood.
Calisthenics drill directed by Mes-
<lames Peters and Nelson.
Musical feature by Edwin Hickey,
violinist; Elizabeth Sanders, pianist,
and Adeline Miles ’and Lyle Peters,
NC-4 MADE SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OVERSEAS
NC-4, the only one of the three big planea which the navy department
The Woodmere Boy Scouts will
neat out which reached the Azores. flying from Newfoundland to the Azores
give a camping stunt under the di
in a continuous flight of a little over fifteen hours.
rection of A. E. Kenworthy.
The Lents school will have the
Wand drill by pupils of Mrs. Ab-
Flag drill, directed by Miss Francis
Sunbonnet and overall drill by Miss
Music by Ix?nt8 school orchestra.
COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN IS
SET FOR WEEK OF JONE 2-9
At the urgent request of the com
munity Y. M. C. A. boys’ work fi
nance committee, Peter A. Kennedy
luu accepted the position of cam
paign manager and is now giving a
large portion of his time in perfect
ing an organization of workers. The
district will be organized on a pre
cinct basis, an has been the. caw on
previous war work campaigns, and
u captain is being selected in each
precinct who will recruit a corps of
workers sufficiently large to be cer
tain that everyone in their district
will be given the opportunity of shar
ing in thia work.
Community headquarters will l>e
maintained from now until the close
of the campaign at the Phoenix
Pharmacy, 6616 Foster road. Paul
L. Newmyer, the organizer and ex
ecutive secretary for this work in
the district, will maintain his head
quarters here, and can be reached by
anyone who desires to see him.
Sentiment in this district in favor
of the Y. M. C. A. community boys'
work plan of organization is rapidly
Mr. Newmyer has been
kept busy meeting the constant de
mands for a presentation of the plan
to the various group meetings which
are being held weekly throughout the
Among the many questions that
have Iwen asked about the work, the
following have been picked out for
answer as furnishing the best pos
sible description of the plan.
What in Y. M. C. A. Community
A co-operative work with the men
and boys of a community. No build
ing, no membership fee, but a trained
secretary located in a convenient
place in the district, bending all his
efforts to co-operate with home,
school, church, employer, betterment
and civic agencies of all kinds, in
leading boys and men to clean living,
clean speech, fair play and helpful
What It Does
1-ocal citizens have already made
an investment in providing equip
ment and support for certain helpful
agencies such as churches, schools,
community department offers the
services of its trained men free of
charge to all these agencies to help
them get the most use possible out
oi their equipment and benefit the
largest number of boys.
Second, the association secretaries
aim to capture gangs and individual
boys not connected with any helpful
agency and so far as possible meet
their needs and relate them to some
church, or other organization in the
A very pretty home wedding took
place at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Hickox, 8109 Fifty-ninth
avenue S. E., Saturday evening, May
17, when Miss Hazel Wheeler was
married to J. Clyde Slocum, of this
city. Rev. E. A. Smith officiated.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only
the immediate relatives and friends
being present. The bride wore a
most beautiful gown of white silk
and a corsage bouquet of bride's
The bride ia a .Ulster of Mrs. A. W.
Hickox and the grpetn is an employe
of the Columbia Fruit company. The
young people will make their home
at Nineteenth <hnd’'!*'ettigrove streets,
Mrs. Arnold Eggiman left last Fri
on the West Slhe.
day for a fortnight’s visit with her
brother, S. E. Bristow, of Wapato,
The Portland <Gas company has Wash. She was accompanied by her
extended its gas mains out Gilbert mother, Mrs. J. C. Bristow.
road as far aa tyRcliky avenue, and
south on Buckl^fMWMue to the now
Fay Rayburn is visiting friends at
Chambreau reslJFfljyocated on the Burns, Harney county. He left Mon
site of the old Gilbert school house. day and expects to be back today or
The service has been installed by tomorrow. He has a homestead near
virtually all the residents along the Burns which he proved up on some
extension of the line.
time before he went into the service.
The community secretaries aim to
prevent overlapping and overlooking.
What It Can Mean to Parents
Free advisory office on problems
which you have with your boy.
Christian leadership in his organ
ized recreational life.
Free use of up-to-date books which
deal with various phases of boy life
Friendly help and advice to indi
Activities that center interest at
What It Can Mean to Church
Training volunteers to teach Sun-
lay school classes, direct church
boys’ clubs and handle various kinds
of boys’ work.
Free use of Sunday school and
boys’ work text-books from an up-to-
Organizing boys’ work in Sunday
Direction of Sunday school socials,
games at Sunday school picnics, over
night outings and summer camps.
Inter-church athletics and activities.
What It Can Mean to Schools
Trained leadership in school ath
letics and directed play life.
Hikes and outings.
Co-operation in vocational guidance
and in assisting deficient, dependent
and delinquent boys outside of
Wider use of school plant.
What It Can Mean to Older Fellows
Promotion of responsible co-oper
ative younger men’s community
council, to promote activities among
the younger men of the community.
What It Can Mean to Boys
Free membership in clubs, athletic
teams and boys’ organizations, with
all of their good times, hikes, out
ings, over-night camps, tournaments,
socials, and banquets.
Advice concerning further educa
tion, employment and personal prob
A chance to play volley ball, play
ground ball and other games in va
Opportunity to play in baseball
leagues, compete in athletic meets,
cross country runs, gardening con
tests, etc. Health and first aid in
A big brother for the boy who
needs a man friend.
Free swimming lessons taught in
Y. M. C. A. pooi.
VOL. XVn. Na 21
MAY 23, 1919
COMMISSIONER A. L. RARRUR
INDORSES CHARTER CHANGE
Permit me to call your attention
to the proposed amendment to the
charter providing for laying out, es
tablishing and opening new streets
and changing existing streets which
will be submitted to the voters at
the election to be held on June 3.
The present street extension pro
cedure is defective and unsatisfactory
in several respects. The principal
objection is- ’hat if zr.yone awarded
damages or assessed benefits files a
letter with the city auditor objecting
or apposing the award or assess
ment, even if trivial and worthy of
no consideration, the council is re
quired to either abandon the proceed
ing or direct the city attorney to
take the matter into court and make
all owners of property affected, dam
aged and Ix-nefited, parties to a suit.
The council has no power to change
the city engineer’s report. It cannot
•aise damages nor lower assessments.
As such suits are very expensive and
would involve much extra work and
probably additional help for the city
attorney to prepare and try them,
and the sheriff to serve the sum
mons, the council in the past five
years has authorized only one such
The proposed amendment provides
for notices and remonstrances as at
present but gives the council power
to alter the city engineer's report if
it finds that those remonstrating or
objecting are entitled to have their
awards increased or their assess
ments decreased. The right of ap
peal to the circuit court, as la tbs
case of assessments for street im
provements, is provided in this
This act follows very closely tbs
procedure of the charter previous to
the street extension amendment of
November 2, 1912, which amendment
it is intended to supersede. It pro
vides, however, that the city engineer
shall determine the damages aad ben
efits, as at present, instead of view
Unless this amendment carries, the
city will continue powerless to aid
many residents of the outlying sec
tions of the city to secure access to
their property and much needed
The following teachers have been
re-appointed for the coming year at
the Lents school:
Professor Hershner, principal; Mrs.
Darnall, Miss Menzies, Miss Evarts,
Miss Train, Mrs. Absher, the Misses
Francis and Stella Smith, Miss
Vaughan, Miss Mancur and Miss
Chapman. The Misses Burns and
Kane are probationary teachers and
will be required to teach in another
city school the coming year, after
which it is hoped they may be per
manently appointed to the Lents
Miss Anderson will finish her uni
versity course at the University of
Washington and will probably join
the teaching staff again after the
Miss Meagher has moved to Rose
City Park and will teach nearer
home. Mrs. Irwin, Miss McNaughtin
and Mrs. Driver will also teach else
Mr. Piper will be the instructor in
manual training, Miss Barritt in sew
ing and Miss Botkin in cooking.
The vacancies caused by teachers
leaving have not yet been filled.
Lents churches will honor our tai-
dier dead in a union memorial aer-
vice at the Baptist church next Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock, Rev.
A. Smith preaching the memorial
sermon. The members of the G. ▲.
R. and the Circle will meet at the
Odd Fellows hall and be ready to
march to the church ia a body at
11:45 a. m. All American war vet
erans and the public in general are
cordially invited to be present aad
join in honoring those who have
given their lives for their country.
Following is the program:
Invocation, Rev. Jones.
Solo, Mrs. Jasper.
Prayer, Rev. N. Shupp.
Announcements of the day.
Remarks, representative of the G.
A. L. BARBU R,
YEAR AT GILBERT TEACHERS ELECTED UNION MEMORIAL TO
FOR COMING YEAR BE HELD ON SUNDAY
An interesting program marked the
closing of the school year-at Gilbert
school last Friday evening. The past
school year has been a most trying
one, the first wave of the influenza
epidemic closing the school for six
weeks in October. Following this a
second wave caused the school to be
closed another three weeks. However
through co-operation of teachers and
pupils the year’s work was completed
and the majority of the pupils came
through with fine percentages.
The program was as follotvs:
Dramatization by the first and sec
Play entitled the “Dime Lunch,” by
pupils of the seventh and eighth
Song and play by first and second
“Vacation Time,” play by third and
W’and drill by boys of the fifth
"Swing Song,” by fifth and sixth
Play entitled the “Quiet Hotel,” by
eighth grade pupils.
Following the program ice cream
was sold, netting about $20, which
will be used for the boys’ and girls’
industrial club building to be erected
on the county fair grounds at Gresh
am before fall.
WORLD WAR VETERANS TO
RE ENTERTAINED MONDAY
Invitations have been sent out to
the Ients war veterans, their par
ents and friends to attend the recep
tion and banquet to be held at Lents
school auditorium Monday* evening.
An informal program has been ar
ranged consisting of an address of
welcome by Mrs. O. A. Hess on be
half of the Lents Parent-Teacher
association and by Prof. Hershner on
behalf of the school. Following the
banquet short addresses will be
given and Prof. Hunter’s orchestra
will entertain with music.
Will There be any Membership Fee?
Will There be a Y. M. C. A. Building
No, not at present. If needs of
the community in time seem to war
rant a building money should be
raised al that time. This type of
Mrs. Geo. E. Stoner, 7411 Fifty
work would be essential even with a
ninth avenue S. E., president of the
Woodmere P.-T. association, was
very seriously injured in an auto
Mrs. Robert Reynolds, of Foster collision with a Mt. Scott c^r Thurs
road, was pleasantly surprised Wed day of last week. She was taken
to the hospital immediately but was
nesday when a party of ladies en
removed last Saturday to her home,
tered her home carrying their lunches where she is confined to her bed. The
and reminded her that one more mile accident occurred at Thirtieth and
stone in life’s journey had been Hawthorne.
passed. Lunch was served at noon Richard, home from his ship for a
and a jolly afternoon spent. The 10-days’ furlough, had just returned
ladies present were Mesdames Brad that morning and was in the ma
ford, Hamilton, Hawkins, Donaldson. chine with her. Mr. Stoner sustained
McSloy, Huxley and l^eech.
MR. AND MRS. KENWORTHY
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kenworthy
entertained a number of their friends
at their home at 5911 Fifty-third
avenue Saturday evening, May 11.
The rooms were beautifully decorated
with twining roses in full bloom. The
evening was spent playing five hun
dred, Dr. and Mrs. Mcjlloy winning
the first prize and Mrs. Gabel and
Carrol Everitt the second. Delicious
refreshments were served and the
guests left at a very “early” hour.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hodge, Dr. and Mrs. McSloy,
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Gable. Mr. and
Mrs. Foixi Everitts, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Kenworthy, ’Mr. and Mrs. T.
C. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Everitts
and the host and hostess.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
The Perfection Confectionery, on
the comer of Ninety-second street
and Foster road, is now under en
tirely new management, P. E. La
Reau and Edw Hueget having bought
the interest of W. M. Squires, who
' has retired 'rom the business. Mr.
La Reau and Mr. Hueget are exper
ienced confectionery men and have
a very clean, cosy store room, the
interior being finished entirely in
' white. They carry a complete line
of ice cream, candies, fancy cookies,
etc., and also have a soda fountain.
Mr. La Reau has moved into the
Freeburg houae on Fifty-eighth ave
Commissioner of Public Works.
Remarks, representative of World
Scout Oath and Pledge to the Flag,
by Boy Scouts.
Solo, Miss Koller.
Sermon, Rev. E. A. Smith.
Song, “Star Spangled Banner.”
MR. WALROD WILL SPEAK
AT WOODMERE SCNML
Mrs. Alexander, principal of the
Woodmere school, has secured Mr.
Walrod, of Shiloh Post, to be guest
of honor at memorial exercises to bo
held at the school at 1:30 o’clock M
the afternoon of May 28. The mem
bers of the G. A. R. Post and of the
Ladies’ Auxiliary are to be invited
and will be most cordially welcomed.
All veterans of American wan are
especially desired to be present. Tell
your soldier friends about it. A
program will be given by the school
in memory of our honored dead.
LITTLE FOLKS ENJOY PARTY
IN HONOR OF LULA BOYD
The hearts of a number of little
folks were made glad last week
when they received little pink en
velopes containing invitations to a
birthday party on Saturday afternoon
for little Lula Boyd. The afternoon
was spent in playing games aad en
joying the delicious refreshments.
The table decorations were in pink
and white and streamers were hung
from the chandelier to the t able.
Those present were Jaunita aad
Doris Ratu, Gladis and Thelma Allen,
Mary Helen Cowing, Olive Updike,
Elizabeth and Eleanor Chatmoa, Vir
ginia Peterson, Lucile Furey, Dem
May Thomas, Doris Tillu, Louise
Fischer, Lula Boyd, William Stewart,
Thurlow Tillu, Robert Herman aad