Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, November 03, 1922, Image 1

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Subscription, $1.50 the Year.
do not realize the Importance of tho
new road. They have not studied the
possibilities it will open for Lanta.
The majority of the farmers living on
thia aide of Boring *ro doing thalr
trading al Gresham and Damascus,
while the new road will give them a
■ihorter and more level road to Lenta,
than they have to either of the other
At a Joint meeting of the farmers
of the affected district ami the Itenta’
Business Men's club delegation, held
this weak, the farmers were unani­
mous in expressing their desire for
the change. It will mean much to
them In affording a more accessible
markrt, and they feel very friendly
towards lx*nts business men for the
assistance they have rendered in
the proponed change.
Yet fort Is nd Has Grown Amazingly
in That Time
One of the practical helps for more
rapid development of the entire Mount
Scott district, and one in which Lenta
is directly Interested, would be the
construction of the Ross Island bridge
across the Willamette rivur. This
would give the entire district and the
territory of Gresham and eastern
Multnomah county, a direct route to
and from the business district of
Portland, and would afford rapid
transit, because of being able to carry
four lines of vehicular traffic, and the
absence of street ears and railroad
crossings at the approaches.
The two bridge proposals—the new
Burnside-stroet bridge and the Ross
Island bridge--will appear on a sepa­
rate ballot at the general eletcion No­
vember 7. The Joint bridge committee
is supporting both measures, on tho
ground that they are seriously needed
for general «raffle relief. Portland la
confronted by a situation where in its
vehicular traffic across the five river
bridges hss increased more than JOO
per cent within the past four years,
and the congestion la becoming in­
tolerable. Portland has built no new
bridges for ten yearn, yet its auto­
mobile traffic is growing at a rate
that la amazing. The number of new
car owners is constantly Increasing
and at the same time there is a vast
volume of automobile traffic coming
in from outside points. At the auto
camp alone the past season there
were approximately 10.000 cais. Port­
land must make proviaion for more
bridges if she is to continue her
splendid growth.
Motion pictures showing traffic
congestion at the bridge approaches
are being shown in the downtown
theaters and suburban show houses,
and present striking arguments in
favor of the proposed Roas Island
bridge and the rebuilding of the
Burnalde-street bridge.
A favorable vote for the Roas
Island bridge will be "14 X For the
bridge"; a favorable vote for the Bum-
rid«s-street bridge will be “12 X For
the bridge.”
An increase in fire insurance rates
in Portland from 25 to 30 per cent
will result in the event that* the fire
burrau is drereawed either in man
power or through elimination of
equipment, because of failure of the
voters to re-authorize the 3-mill tax
levy Tuesday.
This is the statement of James N.
McCune, manager or.’ the Oregon in­
surance rating bureau, the organiza­
tion that fixes all insurance rates In
the state of Oregon.
Mr. McCune has written to City
Commissioner Bigelow explaining that
in the opinion of his bureau, the fire
bureau is now undermanned and not
properly equipped and therefore any
further reduction would neceaMarily
mean an increase in the fine insur­
ance rates.
Tho 3-mill tax which is being re-
submitted to the voters by the city
council to clear up a legal point raised
by the tax commission, is not a new
tax, but, as a matter of fact, has
twice before been authorized by tho
voters of the city. The tax commis­
sion has iagued a formal statement in
which the voters are urged to re­
authorize this levy.
Failure of dhe voters to so do, how­
ever, would mean a 28 per cent cut
in every city department, not ex­
cluding the fire bureau.
VOL. XX, No 44
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Lents to Receive
New T rade Artery
A delegation of l-ente’ Busins**
Men'« club member», <-<mi|>o»<«l of J.
F. Win». M. K. Hedge, J. D. l-ee and
Axel Jiildahl mot with the Clackamas
county c<>mmi**ionero at Oregon City
Wednesday for the purpose of having
tho cut off roa<f from Foster Road to
Boring declared a market road. The
connniaaionera appeared very favor­
able to the propooed change and as­
sured the delegation that they would
go over the ground immediately and
that aurveyore will atari at once to
work out the details.
The Ix>nta delegation feel that tho
proposed new road will soon be a
reality and much credit la due Marvin
Hedge ami tho others of the delega­
tion who have given much of thslr
time to this work.
Perhaps a great many lamta people
Declares Straphanger Will Be Bene­
fited by Rose Island Bridge
Portland, Nov. 1.—»(To the Editor.)
—We notice in you» last issue a let­
ter from “Fairplay,” which stated
that the “straphanger” would be the
goat if the Ross Island bridge were
There is no one that will be more
Iteneflted by the Roas Island bridge
than the "straphanger.” The bridge
itself is designed of ample strength
so that car tracks may be laid on the
bridge whenever the public authori­
ties deem it advisable. The delay in
street-car service at the present time
over Hawthorne-avenue bridge is due
to interfering automobiles. If "Fair­
play” will look back a few years he
will And that street-car service over
the Hawthorne-avenue bridge was
fast and effective until the traffic
Jam caused by automobiles developed
rapidly, particularly during the past
four years.
The building of the R om Island
bridge will immediately relieve the
Hawthorne-avenue bridge of more
than two-thirds of its vehicular traf­
fic so that stroet-cnr service will be
expedited and every "straphanger"
will save from 10 to 15 minutes each
day. Furthermore, such of the street­
car lines as can be effectively routed
over the new Ross Island bridge can
use that structure whenever it is
found that it Is advisable to utilize
the bridge.
If “Fatrpla.v” will carefully con­
sider there facta he will find that the
greatest beneficiary from the build­
ing of the Rosa Island bridge will be
the individual who daily uses the
•trvet cars. A careful watch of the
part played by automobiles in ob-
rtructing street cars in the next few
days by "Fairplay” will open his eyes
to the situation Yours very truly,
Commissioner of public works.
L. C. Joseph, district manager of
the Pacific Northwest in his report
to Colonel Forbes, chief of the bu­
reau, has made an announcement thia
week that he has recommended that
the government should immediately
purchase the Pierce Sanitarium as a
residence vocational training school,
for nerve and tubercular convales­
cents among ex-service men of the
Pacific northwest
A favorable report to be made by
Mr. Joseph is a distinct victory for
Congressman McArthur whose proj­
ect it has been to obtain such a school
for Oregon and who at the close of
the last congressional term remained
in Washington for three days to press
the claims of the city before Presi­
dent Harding and Colonel Forbes. Mr.
Joseph says that he will press hia
claim in the strongest terms, for the
purchase of the Pierce Sanitarium
and believes that Portland is the
logical site f<- an institution of this
kind for the rehabilitation of the vet­
erans. A. L. Brown, of the veterans’
bureau, is now on his way to Port­
land to inspect the prospective school
and to report additionally to Colonel
Forbes. Mr. Brown is expected to
arrive some time this week.
When apprised of the proposed
recommendation. Congressman Mc­
Arthur waa very much gratified and
expressed himself with the state­
ment that with the co-operation of
the entire delegation from Ore­
gon, he had brought the matter to its
present favornhle status and declared
his belief that Mr. Joseph’s report
and recommendation would be favor­
ably acted upon.
R. J. Swan, accountant, was a Lent,
visitor Wednesday.
W. H. Walker of De«r Lodge. Mont.,
has purchased the Train home, UO22
Swventy-first avenue, and has takon
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. K. M. Bate­
man returned Suiuiay from Fallbridgo,
Wash., and are at home at 8604 Rix-
ty-fifth street.
It is a pleasure to note the «fif­
frrent "atmosphere” in Yeager ths-
ater now that the new ventilating sys­
tem is working.
Miss Maurino Haugner of the
Marysville district gave a solo dance
at the Health Exposition, municipal
auditorium, Monday evening.
Eleanor Alice is the name of the
daughter which came recently to re­
joice the hearts of Mr. and Mrs.
Baldwin, 4815 Ninety-second afreet.
The women’s gymnasium class trill
meet at the rohoolhouse Monday eve­
ning, November 6, at 8 ocloclc. All
women of the community are urged to
be present.
Mr. and Mr*. J. L. Baldwin are
being congratulated upon the advent
of a 9-pound daughter at the Galdwin
home, Forty-eighth and Ninety-second
street, October 21.
Mr. and Mr*. H. V. Smith and
children. Margaret and Donald, of
box 302, route 3, left Tuesday on a
two-months’ tour of California. They
may settle in California. ,
W. F. Marshall, son of Mrs. Ella
Marshall, Fifty-fifth avenue and 102d
street, was released from Sellwood
hospital Tuesday. Mr. Marshall was
■hot in the legs recently while hunt­
"Pat” McArthur, congressman, told.
The Herald Wednesday that come
what may Norember 7 he will take in
the "homecoming" festivities at his
alma mater, the University of Ore­
gon, Eugene, November 11.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adamson have
returned to the Mount Scott district
to live after an absence of two years.
They have taken a house at 4849
Eighty-fourth street, corner Forty­
ninth avenue, where Mr. Adamson is
engaged in buxines*. Hi* advertise­
ment is carried in thia week’s Herald.
Special Patrolman C. N. Anderson
is on strike duty to preserve his civil
service rights, and his brother, A. W.
Andersen, la handling the night beat
in Lents during hi* absence. Tues­
day night A. W. Anderson had a
friend deputized and another friend
helped him. He reports that several
large gangs were broken up before
they became unmanageable.
Tlw Herald asks that every citizen do hia duty—VOTE NOVEM­
BER 7. The «yay yeu vote ia no one’s business but your own,
unless you care to divulge this information.
The Herald asks thnt every man and woman vote his firm con­
viction, without prejudice. If you firmly beheve. without hatred
entering into it, that all private schools should be abolished vote for
the school bill. - But «io not vote for it nor against it because it ia
sponsored by thia or that organ, thia or that person, or because this
or that church, lodge, organization is for or against it.
Sit down Monday evening and think about men and measures.
Gqt a sum;>le ballot. Study it. And with your beet thought and your
calmest judgment, decide how you wish to vote. Then vote early
All Details
Mrs. Della Olsen, 4092 Sixty-fifth
street, Guardian Neighbor, Neigh­
bors of Woo-kraft, announces a dance
for the smaller younger folks at )
Arleta W. O. W. hall, Wixinesday,
November 8.
of Affair Are Splen-
didly Handled
The event of last week in the
Woodmere didtAct waa the Hallo-
ween masquerade ball and pumpkin
festival given under the auspices of
Woodmere Parent-Teacher circle at
the school assembly hall Saturday
evening. The attendance was ex­
ceptionally large even for this always
popular annual entertainment, and
the merrymakers overflowed from
the main auditorium into the spacious
hall* and recreation Tooms. The ladies
and gentlemen on the entertainment
committee, under the guidance of
Miss Queenie Swanson, had caused
the main hall to tie elaborately dec­
orated in Mbasonal colors of orange
and black, together with a profusion
of brilliant autumn foliage, corn­
stalks. pumpkins, fly ing witches and
all of the many familiar Halloween
'vmbols so dear to the hearts of
young and old. Nor was the item of
decorum and comfort for the guests
overlooked. Six lady patronesses and
an equal number of gentlemen were
in evidence at all times to see that
all were accord««! an opportunity to
enjoy themselves to the fullest ex­
tent. A maid for the women’s cloak
room and a mat» for the men’s rooms
prochided the possibility of confusion
in loes or exchange_of wraps, or the
occurrence of any untoward incident.
The same care was taken to insure
that the court and grounds surround­
ing the building were properly su­
pervised so that automobiles won'.d
not bo tampered with nor any rough
element allowed to congregate.
The refreshments V rved were a
delight to all who were privileged to
partake of them. Under the direct­
ing hand of Mrs Herman Bonders <r,
chairman of the refreshment co o-
mittee, a bounteous supply of home­
made pumpkin pie*, horn .-made candy
and sweet apple eider had been pro­
vided. Their gastronomic worth was
amply attested by the fact that all
went the way of such good things
before the hour arrived to speed the
parting guests.
Presents Ruth Lent in Recital
Have Surprise Party on Newlyweds
The Oregon Conservatory of Music,
under the direction of Mrs. L. H.
Hurlburt-Edwards, presents in gradu­
ation recital Mis? Ruth Hannaford
Lent, pianist, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fremont L. Lent, in the Y. M.
C. A. auditorium Friday evening, No­
vember 10, as a part of the music
week festivities. Miss Lent, who is
better known as Ruth, is the young­
est piano student of the conservatory
to receive an eighth-grade diploma.
Invitation is extended to neighbors
and friends. Printed invitations may
be had from Miss Lent or the Ore­
gon Conservatory of Music students
and officials.
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Delaney
(nee Mary McGinty) were given a
pleasant surprise party by a group of
relatives and friends at their home
on Portland boulevard and Boston
street last Friday night. Mr. and
Mrs. Delaney were married October
11 in St. Peter’s church, Lents, Rev.
P. J. O’Flynn celebrating the Mass,
They were attended by Leo Delaney
as best man and Miss Katherine Mc­
Ginty ax bridesmaid. The honey­
moon was spent in Seattle. James
C Delaney is employed in the sta­
tionery department or the O.-W’. R.
A N. Co.
One of the most effective speakers
, against the school monopoly bill ia
I Judge Stephen A. Lowell of Pendle­
Professor C. H. Biaaett of University of ton, who ha* completed a tour of
Washington to Speak at Auditorium ' western Oregon in the interest of
A mass meeting in protest against educational freedom. In hia speeches
the so-called compulsory education Judge Lowell «appeals to Proteatanta
bill will be held Sunday evening in the not to let themselves be swayed by-
Municipal Audltortam at 8 o’clock, un­ religious bigotry. He says:
der the auspices of the Catholic Civic
The state’* full duty in education
Rights Association ot Oregon. The is already met in Oregon, except that
principal address of the evening will it may properly place private schools
be made by Dr. Clarke P. Blssett'pro- under the complete supervision of the
tessor of constitutional law in the Uni­ county school superintendents. No
versity ot Washington. Seattle. Dr. one will seriously object to that. Such
Blasett Is an orator of distinction and amendment to our existing laws can
his training has fitted him to deal with be eqgcted m an hour by the legisla­
the constitutional questions Involved In ture. There is no call to destroy the
the school bill campaign.
schools to effect that change.
Hon. Dudley G. Wooten, «secutlve
Thia bill is a shock to every stu­
secretary of the Civic Rights Associa­
dent of sociology, to every forward
tion, will make an address.
looking man and woman in the land.
The general public is invited.
It proposes to elevate the authority
of the state over that of the parents
in the education of their children.
Community Gathering
The only bulwark against ultimate
Judge Waiter H. Evans, a member anarchy is the family. When that is
of the board of the children’s Farm destroyed the bells of doom are be­
Home, and well known as being ginning to toll for civilization. The
hc^griess state has no moral right to interfere
children, will address a commu­ with parental duty, unless the in­
of the state are in jeopardy.
nity gathering at Arleta Baptist terests
Surely neither public policy nor pub­
church Friday evening, November 3. lic interest demand the destruction ef
The express purpose of the address the private schools, or the undermin­
is to present to the community the ing of the family within our borders.
plans and needd of the children’s
An Injury to Oregon
Farm Home. Judge Evans addres*«xl
of the measure can
the state W. C. T. U. on this subject have but one result.
Those people
with such large interest that he is who believe in religious education,
being called upon to present the same Catholic and Protestant alike, who are
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There will positively be no political ?tatea where there is liberty in reli-
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INE up with the Lents section this (Saturday)
evenng at 7:30 o’clock on Clay street, between
West Tenth and Eleventh streets. Every available
automobile in Mount Scott should be out. Banners
and signs will be furnished. See Axel Kildahl at the
Lents garage for further particulars.
If you are not for the new bridges see the parade
anyway and then worry your way home across the
now congested bridges.
Vote X14 and X12 Yes
Judge Lowell Makes
Appeal to Protestants
The democratic candidate for gov­
ernor and other democratic candidate.«
will apeak at a meeting in the Arleta
library auditorium Saturday “"“ning,
November 4, Commencing at 8 o’clock.
At 3 o'clock Saturday the house­
wives' council has been called in
meeting upon the request of Mrs.
Josephine Othus, candidate for city
commissioner, to hear some of the
political candidates.
The week of November 5 to 12 is
music week. At the children’s Tues­
day story hour an opera story will
be told and a record played. There
will be a Victrola concert every after­
noon and evening.
The Mcunt Scott Improvement club
is scheduled to meet Tuesday night,
but as it is election night it is not
certain that the meeting will be held
The Arleta Parent-Teacher aasocia-
tiontion will meet at 2:30 o’clock
Wednesday, November 8, in the taken. Mrs. Lnruh, campaign man-
library. The theme for discussion iger for the children’s Farm Home,
will be “Reading for Children.” Books will preside.
in good binding and the inexpensive
editions also will be exhibited.
Lents Methodist Episcopal Church
Baby clinics will be resumed Mon­
T H Downs, pastor.
days and Fridays at the library.
Sunday school, 9:45 A. M. Morn­
ing worship at 11, “The Transfigura­
tion of Christ” Epworth League,
6:30 P. M., “The Secret of Making
Dr. W. G. Eliot Jr., pastor of the the Gift Attractive.” Evening worship
Unitarian ehunch, Broadway and at 7:30 P. M., “Christ, the Mighty to
Mid-week prayer meeting’,
Yamhill streets, was the speaker at Save.”
Thursday at 7:30 P. M.
a meeting in Lents’ Grange hall last
Come! We have a place for you
night, sponsored by the Protestant in our church life.
and Non-Sectarian committee, op­
Honor Mrs. Diller's Birthday
posed to the anti-private school bill.
Mrs. Nellie M. Dilhy passed the
Oglesby Young, lawyer and prominent
democratic adherent, presided. The half eentury mark last week and Fri­
day ’venin { her fruirw gave he>- a
hall was crowded. Dr. Eliot gave his
.■•u'Trise anniversary party.
principal reason for hia opposition daughter. Miss Frances Tifft, made
to the bill as the fact that It violated her a beautiful, th-»e-layer, 56-
the Golden Rule, in that it brought c an died birthday caxe and she re­
into this country the element of com­ ceived a cut glass water set from
the friends who called ,-pon her
pulsion by the state, i. e., the ma­
jority of the voters, upon a minority
L. B. M. Club Meeting Postponed
in a matter that is not within the
Next Wednesday evening** meeting
proper province of compulsion by a of the Lents* Business Men’s club has
democracy. The only proper province been postponed.
It was thought
of compulsion in a democracy, the Wednesday evening would not give
speaker said, was that necessary in sufficient time for recovery from
the handling of crime.
Tuesday—election day.
Just as Dr. Eliot was about to
finish a large portion of the audi­
Meeting at Grange Hal)
ence arose and left the hall. It was
Lents, Nov. 3.—(To the Editor.)—
done «(uietly until the street was
Since you were pleased to use an item
reached. There some people raised
in your newspaper at one time, which
their voires to shouts and numerous
automobile drivers honked their horns item was read by C. W. Hurd, 762«
Sixty-first avenue, at the meeting in
more than necessary to announce
Lenta’ Grange hall last night, may I
their coming and going. The hub­
ask that you give space to this item
bub disturbed the speakers somewhat,
from me?
but was not so bad as, for instance,
I attended the meeting last night
Astoria, where opponents of speakers
and after witnessing the conduct of
engaged in making addresses against
the people of Lents gathered there I
the anta-school bill are reported in I
wish to state that of the 3 per cent of
the press as having exploded a stink ,
illiterates in the state of Oregon I
bomb at one meeting and concealing
believe 1 per cent live in Lents. Dr.
a ringing electric bell at another.
Eliot is a learned, fair-minded man;
Be With the Parade
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from the Roman Catholic
' church as a Christian church pcssibly
i can be. He is temperate in his re-
I marks and the withdrawal of the peo­
ple last night, as if by concerted
action, seems to me to be uncalled
I for. The audience was not so fair
I to the speaker as the speaker was to
his audience.
998 East Stark street
Mrs. Upham is right in stating
| that ths action of the people in leav­
ing ths hall, as if in concert, was not
I courteous, but they left the hall quiet­
ly. They did not keep this decorum
when they reached some distance, for
they then talked loudly and honked
their automobile horns. Thia, how­
ever, is one of the mob attribute*, and
may be expected from people when
feeling runs high.
When Mr. Hurd (quoted above as
having read an item from The Mount
Scott Herald) was asked this morn­
ing if he did read something from
The Herald, he stated that he had
not and that he had mixed The
Herald with another paper circulated i
in this district.—Editor’s note.
history the achieving factors have
’ been
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moral * and religious
in every land. Oregon cannot afford
to drive from her borders the families
whose principles still reach back to
the Mayflower compact and the bill
jf rights.
No man of true Protestant belief,
who is familiar with what Protestant­
ism is, can for a single moment
espouse this proposed law. Protes­
tantism mean* the open Bible and the
right of private interpretation of the
Scripture*. Protestantism proclaims
the doctrine of separation of church
and state. Protestantism brings every
man in touch with his God. Thia bill
assassinates every tenet of the Pro­
testant faith. It makes the state
supreme in matters which are purely
personal. It closes school* where the
Bible is taught, both Protestant and
Catholic. It compels parents to edu­
cate their children in schools where
there is no Bible. It destroys every
ambition of charity which the great
fraternities have had in mind in the
construction of orphans’ homes and
schools for the unfortunate. Every
one of the magnificent quartet of
modern brotherhods, Masons, Odd­
fellows, Knights of Pythias and Elks,
proclaim the open Bible and plant
their standards up«5n it* truths. They
place it upon their altars. Surely
their membera will not now nullify
all the principles, all the ambitions
and all the purposes of these organi­
zations in the realm of charity, by
introducing this alien and mistaken
measure into the life of our common­
Losing Sense of Freedom
What does free government stand
for? Has the original definition of
democracy died in this age of bigotry,
this revival of know nothingism ?
The federal union was founded upon
the quadruple demand for free speech,
free press, freedom of worship and
freedom of education. The men who
established the government would have
•regarded as treason any proposal
tending to emasculate either of these
foundations of liberty. In the muz­
zling of the press and platform in
recent years, men seem to have lost
their sense of proportion, and are
tending toward monarchial ideas,
where the state is supreme and in­
dividualism dying.
In this school bill the voters are
a3ked to add more taxes to the already
back breaking burden which exists.
If the private schools are sacrificed
by this measure, the boys and girls
therein now educated must be pro­
vided for in the public s«±<x>ls already
crowded. At a minimum the added
expense will be a million dollars a
year. No one doubts that, or serious­
ly dispute these figures. The voters
have long sirve pledged themselves
that they will be responsible fbr no
more taxes. This is the tyat. Do
you mean what you say when you <le-
clare that you are through voting
taxes upon yourselves? If so, the
school bill will die, *s it ought to die,
undpr an hundred thousand adverse
Is Herald Corr re pondent
Mrs. Sophie Gray, 3549 Sixty­
eight street is The Herald’s cor­
respondent in the district adjacent to
the Joseph Kellogg school. She may.
be reached at the above number or
by telephoning Automatic 615-09.
Grange to Honor Armistice Day
lx-nta grange will honor Armistice
day, November 11, with a special pro­
gram. James R. Bain will be one of
the speakers. Dinner will be served
and an interesting program is being