t n St. Johns is Calling You U aecond in number of lnduittiet. It teventh in population. Can to Portland every 16 mm. Hat navigable water on 3 lidei. Hat finett gat and electricity. Hat two ttrong banlct. Hat rive large tcliool houte. Ha abundance of purett water. Hat hard turface street!. Hat extensive sewerage tyttem. Hat fine, modern brick city hall. Has payroll of 195.000 monthly. Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight. All railroads have access to it. Is gateway to Portland harbor. Climate ideal and healthful. St. Johns is Calling You Has seven churches. Has a most promising future. Dittinctivelya manufacturing city Adjoins the city of Portland. Has nearly 6,000 population. Has a public library. Taxable property, 4,500.000. Has large dry docks, taw mills Woolen mills, Iron works. Stove works, asbestos factory, Ship building plant, Veneer and excelsior plant. Flour mill, planing mill, Box factory, and others. More industries coming. St Johns is the place for YOU. ' ST. JOHNS REVIEW Devoted lo tlio JntereiU-of the I'enlmula, (be Manufacturing Center of the Northwest VOI,. IO ST. JOHNS, ORRGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1914. NO. 17 HILLSIDE DRIVE Work to Begin on Scenic Boulevard Soon The nronosjd eleven' mile Hill side Drive, from the head of Thurman street, Willamette Heights, to Glen Harbor Audi t on. near Jbmnton, became a certainty last Tuesday night, when the city council of Linnton elected C. W. Woodruff engineer for the road and ordered him to invito bids for the work. The council accepted the 80 foot right of way offered by the property owners along the sur vey anil announced that it had begun condemnation proceedings on a few small strips of land that hinder immediate construc tion work. The survey completed some time ago by Mr. Woodruff places the drive midway between the Linnton road and Cornell exten sion, or skyline boulevard. It runs on a lino half or three quar ters of a milo west of the Linn ton road, and attaint) its summit when it crosses the Salzman road, where the elevation is COO feet The width will be 80 foot. An assessment district has been created to pay for the grad ing and preliminary work, and the property owners have pledg ed themselves to stand 'the ex pense of $75,000 necessary for this shnro of tho improvement. All but about 200 or 300 yards of the survey at the southern end lies in the prescribed city limits of Linnton. Tho approach to Hillside Drive from Portland is now paved to the head of Thur mond street. From thero the route takes a northerly course toward Linnton and terminates at tho j'unction of Mount Adams uvomie and the Germnnlown road in Glen Harbor Heights. By using the Germantown road the Linnton nnd Cornell roads will bo accessible. Both these, par ticularly tho latter, arc famouB for tho beautiful scenery which they afford. It is expected that tho prelim inary work of grading tho right of way for Hillside Drivo will ho finished by next October or November. Then after tho grade has been allowed to settle during the Winter, it is planned to hard surface tho road for tho entire distance. Bull Run water will bo provid ed all along the course of tho road. Reservoir connections have been made to supply the property at an elevation of 1000 feet. Tho gas company also is laying mains for tho distribu tion of its supply in that terri tory. The aim of tho promoters of tho Hillside Drivo is to make this new highline boulevard one of the country's foremost Bcenic boulevards. When their plans have been fully developed it pro bably will bo the greatest hillside driveway among the many at tractive ones in and about Port land. From any point along the route on clear days a sweeping view is afforded of all the adja cent country, including the city of Portland, the rivers tributary to it and the snow capped peaks that tower on the eastern hori zonMount Hood, Mount Ad ams, Mount Rainier, Mount St, Helens and the Cascade range. Hillside Drive will be a delight ful vantage point from which to show visitors and tourists the glorious detail and color in the Oregon landscape and send them home heralding aloud tho splen dor of this local atmosphere. It will compete with the country known Council Crest as a scenic viewpoint, but it will provide the additional possibilities of movement and latitude. At no point will the road exceed more than a 4 per cent grade, but graceful curves will lend variety to the journey. Furthermore it will be free from the smoke and dust of the city, and thus avail an unobstructed view of the im mense landscape. Spaces for narking will be pro vided on eitherside of the drive way, and on the upper side of the right or way sutncient room will be reserved for a trolley line, Individuals will set aside addi tional strips of land skirting the survey for private grounds which they intend to beautify with nark improvements. According to RichardShepard, who organized the property own era and directed the program of work, large sums of money win be expended by the individual West Side Notes Frrm tho Linnton Leader. Harry Oberon of St. JohnB has moved into the residence proper ty of Capt. Batter in the gulch near the rock quarry. Frank Leath, who recently finished a fine residence in Whit wood, now has several masons laying a stone wall in front of his home, which will add great ly to the beauty of the place. H. R. Thompson, who has for some time resided at Glen Har bor heights, where ho owned an acre tract, has sold the same. It is situated jti3t above the Ger mantown road and is one of tho most beautiful scenic sites on tho hill Bide. We hope the pur chaser, Mr. Dryer, will Boon move to his new home upon the hill and further beautify tho place. .1. H. Canriirht of St. Johns made us a call on Monday of this week. He says he likes to visit Whitwood real often, on account of business and stir it affords. J. E. Coffey, one of St. Johns most trusty and best barbers. called on the scribe Monday of this week. The Rose Carnival The management of tho 10M Rose Festival has announced the program for tho four days to be given over to this event, as fol lows: Tuesdnv. June 9. noonArri- vnl of Rex Orogonus on the Roy al Barge, also the coming of the Ouoon of the Curnival with a re gal escort, and the formal open ing of tho Festival. Wednesday, June 10 -Great decorated automobile and vehi cle parade. Grand Festival char ity ball at night. Thursday. June 11 Tho Hu man Rosebud Pnrade, on tho East Side. Friday. June 12. afternoon Civic, fratornnl. military and industrial parade. City and state will ho asked to declaro u public holiday for this ovent. Friday night Historical elec tric parade showing events from the earliest times in Oreiron down to tho opening of the Pan ama ('anal. In addition to the above main events, there will be hold tho annual competitive exhibit of the Portland Koso society at tlio Central Library, a special roso show on tho Peninsula, tho in ternational balloon meet and n number of other loss important events. nrnnrtv onors in the improve ment of tho region affected by .i TT 1. !!.. me new niKuwuy. uuiiuwb the entire district subsequently will be absorbed by Portland and become a valuable adjunct to the city. The property owners and ronltv onrrmnnios interested di rectly in the projected boulevard are: Percy uiytn. w.j. uearin, Mrs. Josephine Hirsch. J. W. Cook, Thomas McCusker, H. L. Pittock, Otto Cramer, L. G. Gil lette. L. B, Menefee, Willamette Trust company, Oregon Realty company, James Anderson, Jas. MacKenzio. aaizman investment company, West fat. Johns Land company, St. Helens uenity com pany, and WUlatin investment company, ail oi wnom win pay for the clearing of tho land and grading. J. B. Schaefer, Mayor of Linnton, deserves a large measure of credit for his impor tant help in gaining tne sanc tion of the Linnton Council. Active work on the grading will commence as soon as the wnnthnr olftjirs sufficiently to permit of operations under fa- i i . .i ; a ; rn. i voraoie cuiiuhiuhb. a mo tun struction work will supply a largo force of men with employ ment for several consecutive months and will provide the market with an immense supply of cordwood to be cut from the timber that abounds in the lo cality of the survey. Sunday's Oregonian. Tho. nontrreffational Church. corner of Richmond and Ivanhoe streets a homelike church: Sunday school 10 a. m. ; preach- intrll a. m. and 7:au P. m.: U. E., 6:45 p. m.; prayer meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. We welcome von to these and all other services of the church. Pnotnr Have you any pictures you would desire to nave irameuj r m l l T i. Y f ii so, tne jersey oireet uepai Shop, will do it neatly and at i VArv raiiBAnahlo nrico V. .WWW M.. W.W . - THE LIBRARY' Interesting Notes for the Library Patrons Library hours: Afternoon 12 to 5:30. Evening 7 to 9. Sunday-2:30 to 5:30 for read ing only. Saturday story hour: Three o'clock for children of third grade and under; 4 o'clock for children of fourth grade and above. The Bonville Industrial Cor porations League will give freo lectures in tho library audito rium on the first and third Fri days of each month. The next one will be April 3. Library lectures begin prompt ly at eight. Patrons are re quested to be in their scats by that time. One of the bulletin boards on the juvenile, side holds a list of birds which may bo seen near or in St. Johns during March nnd April. The corner devoted to native wild (lowers shows blos soms of the shad bush, yellow violet, spring beauty and mis sion bells this week. Now Books: Allen Making the best of our children. These stories have been writ ten not for the literary enjoy ment of tho general reader, but for the enlightenment of fathers find mothers. The effort has been to present clear, contrast ing pictures of the way in which I various domestic problems us ually are handled, and a better way of treating them. Thore aro two volumes, tho first dealing with children from one to eight years of age; the Becond with those from oight to sixteen. Chamberlain Design and con struction. Unique and artistic designs for tho worker in wood, leather and pottery. Faunce What does Christian ity mean? Tho author asserts thut our current conceptions of the Chris tian faith not only lack unity, but they often revel in diversity and divergence. Wo cannot achive serenity and conquest un til wo know what we aro really trying to givo tho confused and struggling world. Of courso any attempt ut n unifying con ception may succeed only by sacrificing what some consider vital. Certainly wo cannot in clude all things that all Chris tians have thought needful. We must lcavo many cars standing on sidetracks il we are to keep tho mam lino open for through trains. Some men will doubtless mourn mat tneir privtuo car was left on a siding. But others may welcome a simple attempt to Bhow what one busy man be lieves tho main line to be." Robinson FirBt lessons in poultry keening. 2 vol. First and second year courses ns they appeared in Farm Poultry ser ially. . Robinson Common senso poul try doctor. McAllister Concrete roads vs. macadam. By the dean of the school of engineering, Uni versity of Oregon. Sherwood Daphne. An au tumn pastoral. Whitman German memories. These pages embody memories of Germany for a period of over fifty years. Circumstances early education, followed by ex tensive business relati6ns during a number of years; authorship and finally journalism have afforded the author exceptional facilities for viewing German ife from many aspects. Indeed. thero can hardly be a class, high or low, with representatives of which ho has not come in contact at one time or another. Martin Our own weather. A simple account of its curious forms, its wide travels, and its notable effects. The weather is supposed to be a trito subject of conversation, but Mr. Martin succeeds in making it a most fascinating one. Fruit and Berry Plants Now is the time to buy nur sery stock. For apple, plum, prune, pear, cherry trees, and all other fruits and berry plants. see J. H. CANRIGHT. 415 North Leonard street, St, Johns. Where shall I get my hair cut? At Gilmore'8 barber shop. adv. Interesting Ball Game A most interesting game of base ball was puljed off on the Dawaon street grounds Sunday afternoon. The game was be tween tho St. Johns Pharmacy team and the Portsmouth Fire Dnnnrttnent club. Le and Whit- stone pitched a magnificent game for St. Johns, striKing out nine teen men and allowing only one hit, which occurred in the ninth inning. He wns as steady as clockwork nil the wav through. and Catcher Poff took care of the receiving end like a major leag uer. Several of the locals have not gotten their batting eyes trimmed up yet,, but on the whole, tho locals put up a good game. While Portsmouth couiu iln tinrliW with Whltstone's delivery, yet they put up a fair game in tne field. Lasher was n new man tried at short by the locals, and he showed up wen, hntli in the field nnd at the bat. The score was 7 to 0, in favor of the locals. The St. Johns Phar macy team is ono of the best am ateur clubs in tho country, and a number of good games will no doubt be played horo tne coming summer. Tho Hill grounds on North Jor nv urrnnt lmvo been secured. and tho first gnmo thereon will bo played aundny uctweon tne lncnin nml tlio Brooklyn Grovs. An exciting game is assured. Registration books arc now open at the City Hall for City election.- Last daytpegiater.; for city election, March 31. Ofllce open 7 to 8 p. m., -Wednesday and Friday evenings. F. A. RICE, Recorder How It Is Done How to approach tho editor: Advance- to tho inner door nnd givo three raps. Tho devil will attend the alarm. You w ill give your name and postofilco address and tho numbor of years you owe for the paper. You will then bo admitted into the sanc tum and will advance to tho cen ter of the room, where you will address tho editor with tho fol lowing countersign: Hold the right hand about two feet from tho body with the thumb and finger clasping a $5 bill, which you will drop into tho editor's hand, saying: "Wore you wait ing for mo?" The editor will grasp your hand and tho Dill and will say, "You bet." Ex. Building Permits No. 15. -To E. R. Ingledue to erect a dwelling on Charleston street between Smith avenue and Seneca street; cost $1500. Ono of tho ridiculous require- ments now being made of pros pective voters is that they shall give their ages when register ing. Why should any ono be re quired to disclose their ages, par ticularly unmarried spinsters. The essential, constitutional re quirement is that they should be twenty-one years or age. it we are required to be twenty-one, whose business is it how much more than that a voter may be? We admit that this squeamish ness about telling ages is all nonsense, but for all that there is no just reason why a person should be required to disclose a non-essential. It is about time some of these frills were lopped off the statutes if they are there. If they are not there, then tho officials might as well drop them now as later. Mt. Scott News. Vice President Marshall says "it's a good old world to live in," It undoubtedly is to tho man who can dig up the high price required, register! COUNCIL MEETS Matters of Importance Receive Attention At the regular meeting of tho city council Tuesday evening, nt which all members were pres ent, with Mayor Bredeson pre siding, a petition for the privil ege of grading a portion of Cruikshank street and laying' sidewalks in front of their prop-' erties, was presented by Geo. IL Lemon and J. T. Rasmusson, which was granted by the coun cil. As the supply of city charters hud become exhausted, and there being urgent need of several more copies, it wns decided to advertise for same, as conies were issued to the citizens of bt. Johns when the charter was first adopted, and it is believed that thero are still a number that might in this way bo se cured. K. C. Couch requested permis sion to make alterations upon the Bailey building adjoining his store, which ho recently pur chased. Tho request was refer red to the fire commission. Fire hydrants were ordered in stalled at tho corners of Hart man and Myers streets, and Cruikshank and Hnrtman streets. Tho city recorder wns directed to notify the water company to replnco the wooden pipe on North Willametto boulevard, which will Boon be hard surfaced, with six inch iron pipes. Tho Mayor vetoed tho five or dinances providing for placing five park sites on tho ballot at tho general city election next month, and they were passed over his veto by a five to two vote. Councilmcn Munson and ,Waldref voting no. Alderman Vincent made n row remarks in which ho stated that he could not understand why any person should be opposed to permitting tho people to vote on parks; that all t no mass meetings held de clared in favor of parks; that tho park question wns now boing placed before the people in the fairest possible manner; that if it had been tho intention of any ono to tack a weak park site on with tho view of tho stronger ones pulling it through, that had been defeated; or, if it was tho Intention of any to attach a weak site on the budget for tho purpose of dofoating tho whole, that had been overcome: that each nark site now stands on its own merits, nnd that if any one hnd previously been in favor ol parks, thero could he no reason for a change of mind now. Tho mayor's reasons for veto will be found elsewhere in this pnpor, us will also a complete descrip tion of each tract to bo voted upon. Improvement bonds in tho sum of $0,282.40 were awarded to tho Peninsula National Bunk nt liar and accrued interest. An ordinance authorizing the city recorder to draw a warrant for 2,000 against the street bond sinking fund for the pur pose of transfer to tho interest fund wns passed. Resolutions directing tho en gineer to prepare plans and specifications for tho improve ment of tiurr street were adopt ed. The Seed Catalogue I've got a new seed catalogue, All full of pictures bright: No flower bed or garden patch Was ever such a sight. They make me want to seizo my spado And dig from morn till night; I like my now seed catalogue, , Tis such a wonrdous sight. The roses aro as big as plates, The onions are the same; To lug the watermelons 'round Would mako a fellow lame. The beans are 14 inches long, r . 1 . . . 1 1 . O. what a mess of giant stuff, nr:.i.: i i. i i I'll plant a bed of everything, And then I'll watch them grow; I'll get a magnifying glass And study every row. And if I get a summer squash As big as half a crown, I'll bo the wonder of the year In this suburban town. Exchange. Pay your lubfcrtDUoa. Reasons For Vetos Following are Mayor Brcde son's reasons for vetoing the park ordinances: To the City Council and mem bers thereof : Gentlemen: I nm returning to you each and nil of tho proposed park ordinances unsigned and with my disapproval, and rea sons therefor, to wit: Ordinance No. 504 for the so called Cook tract: ordinance No. 593 for the so-called Catlin tract; j ordinunce No. 591 for the Jaeger tract; ordinance No. 592 for the Copies tract: Ordinnncc No. 595 1 for tho Woodhouse tract. I As the reasons for disapprov ing of anyone at this time apply to all, I will state my reasons for ali in one communication. First. Park agitation com menced a good while ago, and with prospects of success. becond. Tho people of the city in mass convention arrived at a harmonious agreement regard ing park sites, long enough prior to the coming general city elec tion, so that had the recommen dations then mnde been acted upon, no voter now would bo un informed regarding tho proposi tion, or how lo vote on same. I' or reasons of your own you failed lo act. So the matter dragged until near election time, when the nuestion is so present ed thai tho chances aro 100 to 1 that the only results wo could expect would bo the expense of printing- the ordinances, count ing the ballots, and declaring negative results. And these re sults followed with so much soreness that no favorablo ac tion could be expected at any time in tho near future. Third. Due to tho fact that tho promised wave of prosperity that wuh to follow on the heels of the new tarilf and currency bills has not yet reached us, and that close, stringent times still lingoiv-thoro is a general de mand for reduction of oxiionses and a lowering of taxation. I think wo should aid in tho move ment ami thereby assist in bet tering conditions and reducing the laboring man's burdens, es pecially under tho present state of a (fairs. My opinion is that the park question now, undur existing conditions, should be dropped for tho present, at least. And with a bettor knowledge as to the intentions of our big neigh bor to tho south wo can more safely judge what to do. I de sire narks, and tho parks so lo cated as to bo of greatest bene fit to tho city and tho people of the city. No ono has requested two in the center of tho city that have hoard of. To bond tho city at the present time in the sum of $30,000. $40,000 or $50,- 000 under present conditions would bo bad policy. Charles Bredeson, Mayor of St. Johns. New Brick Addition Lewis I. Thompson has drawn plans for the erection of a two story brick building to bo used by the Portland Woolon Mills ut St. Johns for tho housing of its scouring nnd carbonizing depart- monta, says tho Uregonian. Two wooks ago Sunday the for mer scouring plant was burned, By 7 A. M. the following day tho wires and motors were in stalled and tho second day fol lowing temporary machinery was operating amidst tho ruins of tho building. Now a com pletely now structure will be completed within a month. Tho now building, which is to bo but a unit of tho prosont $750,000 plant, will cover a ground simce of 75 to 95 foot and cost about $7000. A freight elevator, an electric wiring conduit, a now dryer and carhonizer will be in stalled. Contracts have been let for immodinto construction. ANNOUNCEMENT Advttlratnt I heroby announce myself us an Indopondont candidate for the office of Councilman at Largo for the city of St. Johns at tho April election. If elected, will use my host endeavors in tho in torost of good government, giv ing you value received for all public monoy oxpended. W. A. CARROLL. For Ront -Two fine rooms in tho Holbrook building. Apply to Secretary of the Commercial Club. adv, HIGH SCHOOL Items of Interest Regard ing School Doings Last Friday night the girls' basket ball team met the Grcs ham team on tho Greshnm floor. This was the first game of the season that our girls have play ed all over the floor, although in all other respects strict girls' rules were used, Our players showed splendid team work, and ns a result, counted up a score of 20 to 3. Ruth McGregor star red with five free throws and ono loui. Uladys 1'aimor shot two, nnd Maggie Dickie threw two nice ones as running center. Florcnco Wnss did not take tho trip because of illness. Burnico Brownley. who played in her place, did nobly. Prof. Rica of Gresham handled the game alone as referee In a very creditable manner. Tho rootera who ac companied tho team also got in Bomo good work that was fully appreciated. After tho gamo the uresham team and conch served a most palatable and dainty lunch to their visitors nt tho high school building. Tho visitora warmly appreciated tho graceful courtesy of tho Grcshum high school representatives. The entire trip was enjoyed by the team and all who accompa nied them. Tho only mishap that occurred was that of tho liny mascot, who fell down and bumped her head and got her lit tle basket ball suit soiled. Tho Gresham girls will play a return gamo in our gym on Friday of this week. Wild llowcrs have been finding their wuy into tho school rooms during tho past week. March 17th was most appro priately observed with all shades of green in snoods and neckties. Tho boys' basket ball team wont to Washougnl last Wednes day evening on tho "Jessie Har kins" nnd returned Thursday morning. In addition to spend ing the night, they incidentally dropped an unsatisfactory game by tho closo score of 20 to lo. Our pluy was not up to standard, tho roferoo was absolutely strange to the gamo, and tho floor was covered with powder, which broko up our team work. All of these things, coupled with a few lucky shots and tho con stant fouling of our team, ac count for tho loss of tho game. On Tuesday evening a com mittee representing the student body, presented Mr. and Mrs. Fry with a beautiful carving Bet and serving tray. These gifts arc but a small expression of tho High School's appreciation of Mr. Fry's work for tho past sev eral years, as well as their heartfelt welcome of Mrs. Fry. Soma rousing cheers before the door of tho oilico further voiced the entire school's sincere wish for tho long lifo and huppiness of Mr. nnd Mrs. Fry. Reporter. North School Notes 5th Room. Albert Haynes returned to school after a long absence on account of his mother's illness. Tho older boys nro spending spuro moments in tne scnooi flower garden. Wo are giving stars for per fect lessons. All lessons ennnot bo judged alike, but written work is graded and is thus re warded. For tho week ending March 13. Birger Armborn and Sherman Cochran of tlio 6th A grade had the most stars. In tho 5th A. Donald Lind, Kenneth Catto, Chesley King nnd Ruth erford Shnppeo hnd the samo number of stars. Wo will bo pleased to have tho parents visit our room at any time. - Reporter. Don't let that rocking chair remain in the discard when 50 cents will place a new rocker on it at the Jersoy street Repair Shop. Ambulance service, day and night. St. Johns Undertaking Co., successors to Blackburn Undertaking Co.; office Col. 527 Kesidenco,.Col. 299. A line of typewriter ribbons, both narrow and wide, has just been received nt tho Review office; 50c each. Also carbon paper at two sheets for five cents. Tho White House gives good rooms and good straight board for five dollars per week. Your patronage is solicited, adv.