Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, November 28, 1919, Image 1

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The committee appointed by the firemen to interview the city
conunisaioners waa told Wednesday that, owing to the fact that the
budget haa already been made up and the money uaed in connec­
tion with fire protection in Lenta would have to be taken from
the emergency fund, it would be impoaaible to grant the request
for a fire truck. They agreed to build a building 25x100 feet to
houae the preaent equipment, the local firemen to furniah the lot.
The city allows the company $20 a month for incidental expenses
and they now have in the neighborhood of $200 saved up which
can be applied on a lot. They are considering a aite on 58th ave­
nue acrosa the afreet from the Odd Fellows hall.
About IS Lent« business men,
including iiK-mbcra of the volun­
teer fire company, met in the
card room of the Odd Fellows
Imll Monday night to discuss the
fire situation ami the proposed
disbanding of the local volunteer
company and depending on the
Kern l*urk station for fire pro­
tection. The meeting w»» called
in order to give thr home owner*
of the district hh well ns the
business men an opportunity to
get behind the firemen in their
request for r. .•.¡stance from the
city, but the home owners evi­
dently think the .only time they
heed take nny interest in fire
protection is when their houses
get afire. At least none waa suf­
ficiently interested to attend the
Chief W. E. (>oggin< presided
nt the meeting. He stated it waa
the original intention to disband,
but in view of the fact that there
is approximately a quarter of r
million dollars worth of prop­
erty embraced in the business
district of Lents alone, they felt
it would be unwise to depend
entirely on thr Kern Park sta­
tion for fire protection. Often
the first few minutes of n fire
tells the talc. If water can be
turned on a blase nt its start
only nominal damage may result
where waiting for firemen at a
distance to reach the scene
would mean thousands of dol­
lars in loss.
This was the opinion of every
man present, the only divergence
of opinion licing in regard to
how much we should ask the
city for. The firemen want the
city to secure a site and build
a fire house.
In the way of
equipment they want a truck
equipped to haul eight or nine
hundred feet of hose and the
chemicnl tanks. They figure the
cost of the site, building mid
truck would he less than $2000.
With this equipment they are
willing to continue the organi­
sation nnd furnish the same ef­
ficient protection they have in
th«- pnst. In view of the fact
that the Lents district pays in
taxes annually in the neighbor­
hood of $15,000 with tangible
benefits of less than a third of
that amount, their request seems
very moderate.
Mr. Harkson, Mr. Wing and
A. D. Kenworthy were of the
opinion that we were entitled to
more and that in addition to the
above equipment the city should
also furnish two firemen to run
the truck, one to be constantly
on duty nt the fire station. Mr.
Harkson expressed the belief
that this added protection might
lie used effectively in urging a
lower insurance rate, which is
now prohibitive in many cases
in the business district, running
ns high ns 5 and <i per cent in
some instances.
At the la-nts Baptist church
Friday evening, November 28,
there will be ,a box social.
Everyone is invited to come and
bid on the boxes which will be
auctioned off to the highest
The Ix-nts Parent-Teacher as­
sociation met at the school house
Inst Friday afternoon, the pro­
gram including the following:
Music, Lents school orchestra,
led by Miss Loretta Chapman.
Solo, Nova Hcdin.
Vocal solo, Miss Parsley.
Song, “Gray Donkey,’” Miss
I-awrcnson's class.
Piano anil guitar duct, Irene
Davis and Bessie Fitch, of room
Some very good talks were
made on the subject of parent-
teacher viewpoints. Those who
were prominent iu the discussion
included Rev. A. F. Lienkaemper,
Mrs. Myra Smith, and the Misses
Stella Smith, Ida Menzies and
Mitchel spoke on the girl re­
serve movement.
Among the
things whch she wshes 0-s)B
things which she wishes empha­
sised ns part of the teaching in
these clubs arc these points: de­
mocracy in a big way, high
ideals, service and resourceful­
ness. Miss Mitchel wishes it to
be understood that it is not nec­
essary that a girl be a member
of the Y. W. C. A. in order to
belong to a girl reserves club.
Furthernyire, her idea is to lo­
calise the work of the club by
having the leaders chosen from
locally resident women, and to
give the leaders all the aid pos­
sible by regular round table ses­
sions at the central Y. W. C. A.
The fees of these clubs are nom­
inal and there is an honor sys­
tem employed similar to that of
the campfire movement.
soon ns a school or parent­
teacher society makes known its
desire for a girl reserve, Miss
Mitchel will arrange for the in­
itial organisation meeting.
VOL. XVII. No. 48
Last Tuesday evening at the
Clinton Kelly school a most
unique and enjoyable social func­
tion occurred. Former students
of and co-workers with J. C. Mc-
Grew, of Lents, when he was
principal of the Clinton-Kelley
school in 1884-5-8, met with in­
vited guests to show their ap­
preciation of their one-time
teacher and friend.
Nine out of ten persons in
Lents would get the surprise of
their lives by a visit to the Lents
garage. This is not only one of
the largest (probably the larg
est) business enterprises here in
point of business transacted and
monthly payroll, but is one of
the largest garages in the city
and carries the largest stock of
Among the men who were as­ auto accessories in the city out­
sociated with him and who have side of the exclusive supply
now become well known in busi­ houses.
ness were Loyal Kern, Commis­
Since the new part of the
sioner J. C. Mann, Geo. Weath­ building has been completed the
erly, the ice cream man, Edward garage has approximately tep
Jones, for years on the Oregon­ thousand feet of floor space, di­
ian staff, and former Professor vided into show room, storage
Ewing a teacher before Mr. Mc­ room, repair shop, vulcanizing
Grew at Clinton-Kelley and now room, battery room, offices, la­
in the book store business.
dies* rest room and filling sta­
Several ladies who had been tion.
Mr. McGrew’s assistant teachers
The show room is Inrge, well
were there, including Mrs. Mary lighted, and lias space for dis­
Ix*o, Mrs. Sullivan and Miss Don­ playing several cars, besides the
Mrs. A. B. Manly, an showcases and cabinets contain­
old-time pupil of his, was among ing the supply parts of practic­
those who gave reminiscences of ally every kind and size required
those old and now hallowed by motorists. Mr. Kildahl is the
authorized agent for Ford ac­
Many tributes to the influence, cessories in Lents and carries a
of Mr. McGrew on their lives complete supply, the parts being
were paid by these former pu­ kept in boxes which are num­
pils, teachers and friends. As a bered to correspond with the
practical demonstration of their number of the part in the cata­
esteem Commissioner Mann fur­ logue.
nished cider and Mr. Weatherly
He carries five standard makes
delectable ice cream, and some of tires, Stromberg carburetors,
anonymous friend brought a big of which he is the exclusive
box of red apples.
agent on the east side; Gould
About one hundred were in storage batteries, Monogram oils
attendance, inclusive of these and greases, and parts and sup­
school associates and of the early plies for all the leading makes
families of the CUnton-Keiley of machines.
section, the presence of some of
The storage room is already
whom was a genuine surprise. virtually filled to capacity. The
At the close of the reception a
permanent organisation was ef­
fected with Edward Jones a»
Forty pupils in the school have
president and Mr. McGrew, Mr.
out memberships in the
Ewing. Mrs. Leo, Mrs. Sullivan
Junior Red Cross.
and Miss Donahue as honorarv
All of the school boys twelve
years of age or over and a few
high school hoys of the neigh­
AWAY NOVEMBER 20 borhood met at the school house
Friday evening to spend the eve­
in playing games. Volley
Charles Oliver Hamlin, late of
indoor baseball were
8710 65th street S. F.., passed
the other boys
away Thursday, November 20.
Matt Trout
The funeral was held at Ken­
worthy’s chapel Saturday, No­
vember 22, at 10 a. m., the offi­ candy for the crowd. Three
ciating clergyman being the Rev. large pans of fudge were manu­
E. A. Smith of the Lents Bap­ factured during the evening. The
tist church.
Mesdames Ken­ next meeting will be held on the
The boys
worthy and Orton sang at the 12th of December.
chapel service.
The interment
was made at the Mt. Scott Park will be gixin an opportunity at
that time to sign application
Mr. Hamlin was born April blanks.
Miss Deliah Sutfin left Tues­
day for her home at Rockaway
Beach to spend her Thanksgiv­
ing vacation. She will return 26, 1855. He is survived by his • At tie next meeting of the
P.-T. A. »he advisability of form­
on Sunday evening to Professor wife, Mrs. Jennie H. Hamlin.
a Girls Reserve will be dis­
Hershner’s home where she is
It is hoped that there
now staying.
will be a large attendance of the
A flag is waved at 8:45 every
mothers at this meeting.
morning from the four vantage
All Christian Endeavorers of
W. C. Alderson, county'super­
points of the school grounds as
of schools, visited the
a cure for tardiness, and when
any pupil sees that flag waving
he or she had better run if they
Mrs. R. E. Thomas, 8113
want to be punctual and not get Park Christian church, 46th ave­
avenue, reports a most suc­
nue and 69th street S. E., on
a tardy mark.
bazaar held recently at
next Sunday evening, November
Miss McDonald was in school
80, from 5 o’clock to 7. A rous­ the G. A. R. room of the court
again Wednesday after a few
ing good meeting is planned. house by the ladies of the Wins­
days of illness.
Kennard Dixon, vice-president of low Meade circle. The ladies
Miss Crabtree, of the Lents
the Kern Park society, will lead cleared $68.70, which will be
school, has been ill -all week.
used for their organization ex­
the meeting.
Miss Lamsen has been substi­
penses. The ladies meet every
tuting in the building all week. MISS RICHARDSON DIED
Monday in the court house at the
The upper grades of the Lents
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 G. A. R. ropm for an all day ses­
sion; on alternate Mondays they
school have oral reports every
Miss Eugenie Richardson, the hold business meetings, after
week on some of the most Inter­
esting topics of the day. The ob­ daughter of Mrs. Ines Richard­ lunch has been served. Once a
ject is to better their language. son, 5817 88th street, passed month they plan to give a public
The first soccer team played away at her home Tuesday. The noonday dinner in the interests
the second team of the Wood- funeral service will be held this of their finances. The ladies
mere school recently. The score afternoon, Friday, at 2:80, at most prominent in this bazaar
, was one to nothing in favor of Finley’s chapel. Miss Richard­ were Mesdames Beck, Himes,
Dolan, Underwood and Thomas.
son was 21 years of age.
shop is equipped with the latest
in lathes, vulcanizing equipment,
automatic air system, buffing
head, complete testing machines
for generators and motors, radi­
ator repairing and welding. A
new cylinder regrindinir machine
has been ordered and will be
ready to operate soon after the
first of the year. This machine
will be capable of regrinding
any make of cylinder. A new
battery charger has also been
ordered which will have four
times the capacity of the one
now in use. A free testing and
inspection service is also main­
Mr. Kildahl has the sales
agency for the Dort automobile,
but at present has only his pri­
vate machine on the floor owing
to the inability of the company
to keep up with the demand. He
also has the sales agency for tha
Paul automatic water system and
Universal farm lighting plant.
These appliances bring the con­
veniences of the city te the farm,
making it possible for the farm
home to have its own water sup­
ply and electric light plant. He
anticipates large sales of these
conveniences among his farmer
customers east and south of the
Mr. Kildahl started in business
in a small way about eight years
ago, with nothing, as he puts it,
and by hard work and business
ability has built up an institution
that is not only a credit to him­
self but one that is also a credit
to the community. Nine people
are employed, some of them
specialists in the various depart­
ments of auto repairing.
The Multnomah State Bank
has made a most remarkable rec­
ord during the past nine or ten
months, as evidenced by the
statement published in this issue
of The Herald which shows de­
posits of nearly a hundred thou­
sand dollars more than on the
fourth of March of this year.
The following is a list of the
total deposits at the time of the
last five official calls for state­
ments :
March 4,
May 12,
June 80,
Sept. 12,
Nov. 17,
1919...... ...$286,599.85
1919______ 255,758.94
1919______ 279,554.11
1919______ 801,192.88
1919______ 825,200.89
A gain of almost $25,000 was
made between September 12 and
November 17, a fact that speaks
well for the prosperity of the
The Multnomah State Bank
pays a liberal rate of interest on
time deposits, and everyone liv­
ing here is urged to get the
money to work and earning more
dollars during these times of
high prices especially.
in the old sugar bowl or other
hiding place pays no interest,
is easily gotten at to spend, and
during the present crime wave
is liable to be stolen by some
miscreant who prefers robbing
to honest work.
The bank officers and em­
ployes are courteous and ac­
commodating and give the same
personal service to each and
every person who has occasion
to transact business with them.
Wednesday, the 19th, the Par­
ent-teacher association of the Ar-
leta school held a successful
meeting in the assembly room of
the school. About one hundred
people were present as the result
of the combined efforts of the
parent-teacher association and
the school children in a contest
for the greatest number of par­
ents from each room. Miss Faw­
cett’s and Mrs. Patriquin’s rooms
very nearly tied for the honors
of the contest, but at the latest
count it was found that Mrs. Pat-
riquin's room boasted the most
patrons present. The prize is
to be a picture presented to the
winning room in lieu of a banner,
the room to keep the picture only
when it has brought the most
people out to the parent-teacher
meetings. At the end of the year
the room which has had the pic­
ture the most times will retain
it permanently. One feature of
the program at this meeting was
especially good, namely, the pa­
per on children's books by Miss
Wil Hutchinson of the Arleta
library. Principal Speirs dis­
missed school so that the teach­
ers might hear it; and according
to Mrs. V. H. Reineking, presi­
dent of Arleta P.-T.A., the time of
all was well spent in listening to
this discussion of so important a
topic. Miss Hutchinson’s paper
was unusually well written as to
style and was mojt interesting
as to content. The musical vari­
ation of the program was a song
by the 7th grade pupils. Re­
freshments of tea and drop cook­
ies were served by the 7b girls.
The cookies were made by the
members of Mrs. Baker’s domes­
tic science class. Mrs. Reineking
used a
well-known but always
effective method of getting ac-
Thomas Robinson died Mon­
day afternoon, November 24, at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Hartwig, 9632 Foster
road, at the advanced age of 92
years and 6 months.
Mr. Rolrnson was well known
in Lents, coming here 17 years
ago to make his home with his
daughter. He had been very ac­
tive up to about three years ago
when he suffered a paralytic
stroke, but had been confined to
his bed only since last July. He
was born in New York state in
1827 and moved to Wisconsin in
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Ken­
worthy’s chapel, Rev. Sibley of
the Lents Methodist church offi­
ciating. Interment was in Ml.
Scott Park cemetery.
Mr. Robinson leaves three
daughters: Mrs. ’Jcfseph Hartwig,
Mrs. George Dilley and Mrs. J.
C. Mauck, all of Lents; one sis­
ter, Mrs. W. F. Payne, of Grays
Crossing, and nine grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Henry White, 6024 90th
street S. E„ entertained a num­
ber of the White Shrine members
Thursday evening of last week.
A jolly, general good time was
had, a leading feature being
candy making.
A. E. Kenworthy and family
spent Thanksgiving day with rel­
atives in Newberg. A. D. went
to Salem.
quainted in a miscellaneous gath­
ering of this sort—that of each
guest pinning to her person a slip
of paper with her name written
thereon, making formal introduc­
tions unnecessary.