livrait. Subscription, $1.00 a Year LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1919 CITY WILL BUILD FIRE STATION 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 meeting. 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 bidders. LENTS PARENT.TEACHER ASSOCIATION MET FRIDAY 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 14. 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 Mattie Train. Miss Ethel 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. As 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. LENTS SCHOOL NOTES J. C. McGREW HONORED BY OLD-TIME FRIENDS VOL. XVII. No. 48 LENTS GARAGE ONE OF THE LARGEST IN CITY 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 ahue. 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 days. 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 GILBERT SCHOOL NOTES fected with Edward Jones a» Forty pupils in the school have president and Mr. McGrew, Mr. taken out memberships in the Ewing. Mrs. Leo, Mrs. Sullivan Junior Red Cross. and Miss Donahue as honorarv All of the school boys twelve presidents. years of age or over and a few high school hoys of the neigh C. O. HAMLIN PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 20 borhood met at the school house Friday evening to spend the eve ning in playing games. Volley Charles Oliver Hamlin, late of ball and indoor baseball were 8710 65th street S. F.., passed played. While the other boys away Thursday, November 20. were playing ball Matt Trout The funeral was held at Ken and Eldon Barrick were making 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. who wish to jo*n the Boy Scouts chapel service. The interment was made at the Mt. Scott Park will be gixin an opportunity at that time to sign application cemetery. 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. ing a Girls Reserve will be dis Hershner’s home where she is C. E. MEMBERS URGED cussed. It is hoped that there now staying. will be a large attendance of the TO ATTEND MEETING 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 the Mt. Scott district are urged intendent of schools, visited the a cure for tardiness, and when to be present at the union C. E. school last Friday. any pupil sees that flag waving meeting to be held at the Kern 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 66th avenue, reports a most suc nue and 69th street S. E., on a tardy mark. cessful 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. Lenta. 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 tained. 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 city. 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. BANK SHOWS GAIN OF $90,000 SINCE MARCH 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 district. 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. Money 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. MISS WIL HUTCHINSON JOSEPH ROBINSON DIED ADDRESSED ARLETA P.-T. AT ADVANCED AGE OF 92 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 1866. 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.