St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, March 26, 1915, Image 1

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    St. Johns is Calling You
Hai seven churches.
Has a most promising future.
Distinctively a manufacturing city
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Has nsarly 6,000 population.
Ha a public library.
Taxable property. f4.500.000.
Has large dry docks, saw mills
Woolen mills, iron works,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and excelsior plant.
Flour mill, planing mill,
Dox factory, and others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns is the place for YOU.
St. Johns is Calling You
Is second in number of Industries.
Is seventh In population.
Cars to Portland every 16 m!n.
Has navigable water on 3 sides.
Has finest gas nnd electricity.
Has two strong banks.
Has five large school houses.
Has abundance of purest water.
Has hard surface streets.
Has extensive- sewerage system.
Has fine, modern brick city hall.
Has good payroll monthly.
Ships monthly many cars freight.
All railroads have access to it.
Is gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
Devoted to the Interests ot the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center ot the Northwest
NO fo
Matters of Importance
Receive Attention
All members were present nt
the regular meeting of the city
council Tuesday evening, with
Mayor Vincent presiding.
A petition for tho cement side
wnlkimr of Ivanhop street -be
tween Burlington and Richmond
street was received, and tho city
attorney directed to draft u res
olution directing the engineer to
prepare the necessary dnta for
such improvement. A remon
strance against this improve
ment by Milton E. Kohn was re
ceived, but as it was too, early
for action was
A petition for an arc light nt
the corner of Newton and Olym
pia Btreots was referred to tho
water and light committee, an
was also tho request of the Bar-nes-Lindley
Company for a hy
drant near their cross arms fac
tory in East St. Johns.
I. B. Martin was granted per
mission to break the curb und
construct a driveway to his prop
erty on Buchanan street.
Tho following bids were re
ceived f$r tho improvement of
Swcnsori street between Myers
nnd Oswego streets: V. V. Ma
son, $3130.01; Cochran-Nutting
Co.,$3G10.42; Andrew & Ilarrer,
$3284.17: Hahn & Uebman. $4.
438.57; Majeske, Martin & Os
born. $3507.70. The bid of V.
W. Mason being tho lowest he
was awarded tho contract.
Upon motion of Councilman
Davis it was decided to improve
Catlin street between Central
uvenuo and Willamette boulevard
by sidewalk and grade, and n
resolution to such effect was or
dered drafted.
Tho improvement of Macrum
avenue botween tho city limits
and O. W. R. & N. right of way
was accepted.
A resolution providing for tho
8idowalking of Ivanhoo street
between Philadelphia and Catlin
streets was adopted, as was also
a resolution for tho sidewalking
of Hayes street between Phila
delphia nnd Catlin Btreets.
An ordinance authorized the
city recorder to draw $2500 from
tho street bond sinking fund to
the street bond interest fund,
owing to tho fact that interest
in paynblo semi-yearly nnd street
payments are made annually.
The plans and specifications
for tho sidewalking of Chicago
street between Willamette boul
evard nnd Smith avenue were
accepted and a resolution provide
ing for such improvement order
ed drawn.
Figure "Juggling"
Our esteemed friend, D. C.
Bowls, has mado tho stntoment
Beveral times that the Rev iew,
while not intentionally diverg
ing from the truth, yet juggles
figures somewhat fearfully.
The trouble is wo do not juggle
them in the manner Mr. Lewis
would desire. Ho states that he
would personally save ten dollars
per year in taxes this year were
the Portlnnd mill rate in force
here, and also $15 on water, so
we will juggle a few more, fig
ures for him. The difference
in tho mill rate total of Portlnnd
and St. Johns is 1-21 more in
the latter place. Mr. Lewis
property is assessed at $1400,
and his taxes this year are $33,74.
Now 1-24 of $33.74 is about
$1.45, instead of $10, as he
avers. Again he pays $1.(35 per
month for water, nnd by the
installation of a meter could prob
ably get it for $1.40. Deducting
the Portland rate from this, it
would take a marvelous lot of
juggling to show a saving of
$15 per annum. He also stated
that St. Johns' folks must pay
a tuition of some magnitude to
enter the trade schools of Port
land. We can name five different
persons within our knowledge
living in St. Johns who have
and some of them are now at
tending trade schools of Port
land without paying one cent of
tuition, nor has any been asked
for. The names of the pupils
will be furnished upon request,
and would be published were we
aware that they had no objection
to their names appearing pub
licly. As a matter of fact any
one can enter these trade schools
from St. Johns without cost.
fiaUt th Ubl on your papor.
A public meeting well'attended
was held by those who believe
in having a little kite of their
own instead of being the tnil
piece of some other kite--in
other words, the Anti-Mergerites
in the high school auditorium,
Monday night. C. C. Curn'n,
tho well known pharmacist, pre
sided as chairman of tho meet
ing. The first speaker was
Mayor A. W. Vincent, who told
how much easier it is for tho
people of SJ. Johns to get things
needed through local government
than to" try and secure it through
a commission form of govern
ment. He also told how the
school children of Portsmouth !
were refused admission to the
schools there unless vaccinated,
nnd how dill'erent it was here.
He said he was strongly opposed
to merging at present.
K. C. Couch followed with
most convincing statements, in
which he stated that St. Johns
had more arc lights and more
fire hydrants that there are in
tho entire territory between St.
Johns limits and Piedmont:
that tho local city government
always improved all streets that
the properly owners desired to
have improved, that arc lights
and lire hydrants were placed
where they were needed. He
took Mr. Lowls down the line
whoif he stated that that gentle
man was most active in haying
the wages rf school teachers
raised and at the same time
worked just as actively in com
pelling parents to purchase
school books instead of having
them provided free; that many
parents would have been unable
to' purchase school books for
their children the nnst year.
and that free text books was the
only way In which they could
have their children attend school.
Ho was authorized to make the
statement made by the superin
tendent of the woolen mills to
tho elTcct that if a certain meas
ure now being considered by tho
Portland authorities passed and
this place merged with Portland
that it would force tho mills
here out of buisncss; that the
company could ns well have lo
cated In Portland as St. Johns,
in fnct removed a portion of Its
plant from Portland to St. Johns,
nnd they liked it here best and
are more than satisfied to stay
out of Portland. Ho told how
tho Wostorn Cooperage company
would, have been forced to pay
$500 for tho installation' of a
meter from tho Portland Water
board, whilo It cost nothing in
St. Johns, and that this plant
would not, in all probability
havo been built in this section,
had this been part of Portland.
Ho brought out tho fact that St.
Johns manufactures more goods
than any other city in Orogon
with tho singlo exception of
Portland. Mr. Currin. in Intro
ducing Mr. Couch, took occasion
to state that Mr. Couch was a
former Legislator who sought
to build up St, Johns rather than
destroy it.
Attorney Howard O. Rogers,
who has given moro time to
dealing with franchises than any
man in St. Johns, was the noxt
speaker, and he proved conclus
ively irom united btates &u-j
preme Court decisions that the
franchise of tho local water com- i
pany would exclude all compe
tition until April, 1919, when
the exclusive franchise period
expires. Ho also showed that
the average difference in the
mill rate of taxation between
Portland and St. Johns for the
past nine yenrs was only G4-100
of one mill, or 04 cents on the
$1000 valuation in favor of Port
land. He also showed from fig
ures derived from Portland head
quarters that the loss of saloon
license in Portland next year
would cause an increase in taxes
of 1.25 to 1.45 mills, while in St.
Johns it would not increase to
exceed 1.25 mills. He effectually
squelched Mr. Lewis' argument
on the water franchise and tax
ation. C. V. Zimmerman's closing
address was a happy climax to
the meeting. He poked fun at
Mr. Lewis and the long-haired
apostle that is his speaking com
panion, and showed the utter in
consistency of their contentions.
Mr. Zimmerman is an orator of
much ability, and he has a most
pleasing and interesting deliv
rey. His remarks were greeted
with vociferous applause.
Sneed's Orchestra furnished
excellent music -in the audito
rium, while Perrine's famous
trombone band attracted much
attention on the exterior.
Not the label on your paptr.
Some Straight Facts
The communication published
below was written by the father
of tho editor, who has visited
St, Johns several times, nnd has
followed its course as closely as
possible through the Review.
The statements ho makes con
cerning consolidation arc very
familiar to tho editor as he pass
ed through the experience also,
' I !.. II. !
iinu ia wiu prime reason wny we
have so urgently opposed merg
ingwe know just what it
Editor Review: I have been
reading the Review for some
years and sec that the minds of
your people are divided on the
question as to whether or' not
the time has arrived when you
are no longer able or fit to gov
ern yourselves or as to whether
or not it is now necessary to ap
point trustees to govern you: to
tell when, where and how to
make improvements and charge
the bill up to you; to look after
your police, fire department and
schools', levying and collecting
taxes, etc., etc.
Fifteen years ago wo had a
nice little town on the west side
of a river and on tho cast side,
a town of about four times as
many inhabitants. A majority
of our people came to, the conclu
sion that the people on the other
side were wiser than wo and
therefore could govern us much
better than we could, so wo con
solidated with tho other town.
The agitation for merging was
done by two classes, and I think
this is the case in your city
those who think they and they
only are fit for office and there
fore should havo office but fail
to convince the voters to believo
as they do; and therefore, after
election find they are short on
votes, and tho other class,- those
grouchy people who cannot be
lieve that their near neighbor
can possibly do anything right
unless tho neighbor docs just ns
they tell them to do.
Our battle for and against
consolidation lasted about 17
years and if wo could have found
a cure for the grouch nnd had
had offices enough to give all
seokors an office, wo could have
held out 17 years longer before
they could have mustered the
majority for consolidation. Be
fore consolidation, if wo wantod
improvements, wo could muko
them just ns wo wantod them.
Wo were then tho wholo gov
erning power: now we are i,
there being four wards in the
town. Each ward has throe
councilmen. Now, If wo want
improvements, wo have to ask
tho other three wards and con
vince four of their councilmen
that wo aro worthy and In need
of them. But if we got them,
we have to pay for tho improve
ments because they will boo to it
thnt wo don't got moro thnn tho
taxes of our ward pays for and
wo hnve no right to ask more,
neither have you. Tho differ
ence before, wo bossed the job;
now they boss us and tho job
also but wo pay for it the same
as before.
The arguments used hero for
consolidation were similar to
what I see they use out there:
First Less taxes. Now in 15
years tho millage on the same
assessment when wo had our
own little town, raised from 17
fii a - nn 1 JI 1 ...Ml
nuns to ,ju muia unu u inuy win
build tho proposed High school
building, it will be necessary to
add 3 or 4 moro mills.
Second We were to get more
industries. In the 15 years we
got one and lost two and this
one wo got because wo had the
place to suit the parties and
much cheaper land nnd not on
account of consolidation.
Third Real estate was to in
crease in value at a booming
rate. This has not reached us
yet maybe it is on tho way.
Fourth Prestige. Living in
a large town would bring that.
We live in a large town but if
that is a benefit or or has been,
I am too ignorant to realize it
and am sure it brought no
breakfast yet for any of us.
Fifth Better government.
The larger the city the better
the government. But if we be
lieve the newspapers printed in
our large cities, they prove the
fallacy of that argument. As a
rule, in the large cities, you
will find plenty of bonded in
debtedness, high taxes, ring or
boss rule, grafting and stealing,
plenty of thieves, pick pockets,
highway robbers and gunmen,
murderers, drunkenness, hell
holes or saloons, slums, immoral
ity, houses of ill fame, soup
houses, squalor, poverty and
want. I don't mean to say that
this is the condition in Portland
because I don't know, but I do
Franchise Will Hold
Editor Review: Lnst week
through vour columns I exnlain
ed to the voters of St. Johns the
legal obstacles which would pre
vent the city of Portland from
extending its system of wnter
sunnl.v into the territory now
constituting St. Johns, for four
years to come, without purchas
ing the company's franchise and
property. A week ago 1 sent
tho lion. D. C. a long letter m
which I cited that Vicksburg
decis on. quoted from it and told
him to go read it. There is no
wny he can get around that man
date of the U.b. buprcme Court.
nnd he very well knows it. That
point is settled.
But in spite of this U. S. Su
preme Court Decision our friend,
the Hon. D. C, brazenly stands
up on the street comer nnd tells
the people that under tho 1903
St. Johns charter the city had
no power to grant nn exclusive
franchise and thnt therefore the
franchiso of Company can not
bo exclusive and so( he says,
Portland could establish a com
peting water system out here
right away without buying out
tho tho Company. He reads let
tors from city attorney La
Roche and Arthur Langruth of
Portland to the cfTcct that exclu
sive franchises aro no good un
less tho power to grant them is
expressly delegated1 to the city
in the Charter. Of course that
is generally conceded to be the
law and nny lawyer in a "pot
shot" opinion, for which he got
no fee, would sny so. But con
ceding that such is the law, it
has no application in tho St.
sny, ns a rule, they do exist in
the large cities and I say that,
ns a rule, such conditions do
not exist in small towns or
The ofllcinls of the other town
told us before election how
good and kind thoy would treat
us if wo came into their town
by merging. After consolida
tion, 1 was elected one of the
councilmen of the third ward.
A question of paving streets
costing $00,000 came before tho
council. In our town paving
streets is not done by petition
but tho council hns entire con
trol of paving and they pay for
it out of tho general fund, ex
cepting the curbing which they
charge to the abutting property
ownors. Tho 3 councilmen of
tho third ward agreed to the
amount of paving they olfcred to
do in the third ward, but asked
for tho right to say what streets
should bo paved. Tho council-
men of the other three wards
refused us this and paved tho
street they wanted paved. Ono
of tho streets wo wanted paved
and needed it most is not paved
yet, but there is only ono mud
nolo In It now, but thnt covors tho
wholo length and breadth of that
street which we wanted paved.
I simply tell you this to show
you how it works after consoli
dation, I havo road your councilmen's
proceedings for several years
nnd I don't see how any official
body could bo moro responsive
to the wishes and needs of tho
peoplo than they have been. If
1 were allowed to givo you advice
1 would say, on account of tho
oxporionco I had, don't merge
but lot well enough alone. Now,
you can do ns you please; make
improvements all you want If
you havo tho money to pay for
it -after you merge, If you want
anything changed or improve
ments made, you will have to go
to Portland proper and beg for
it. If tho authorities feel like
granting you your request, you
will get it. Not likely they will
givo you any moro improve
ments than the taxes you pay
will pay for and they will do it
the way it suits them. If you
have to pay for it, why not keep
your little city and not give it
to Portland? Mnko your im
provements jourself and make
them just as you want them.
I see Mr. Cook and Mr. Lewis
are very optimistic and tell you
of a whole lot of good things
which you will get if you merge.
How do they know? Our people
Eromised us the same things
ere, but we have waited 15
years and still they are not here.
They promised us lower taxes,
which are almost double now
and will still go 3 or 4 mills
higher if they go ahead with
the High School building. I
wonder why Mr, Lewis thought
in necessary to protect the school
teachers by law, if, as he says,
you will lose nothing and gain bo
much. If home rule is good for
Ireland, why is it not good for
you, or if not, why not? H. H.
Markle, Clearfield, l'a.
One thing Mr. Lewis omits
from his discussion in favor of
merging, nnd that is his well
known antipathy toward a com
mission form of government.
Ho has written several articles
in tho past condemning this form
of government in the most radi
cal terms, and now he fnils to
tell us why we should reject a
representative form and nccept
a non-representative form that
he is so strongly and bitterly op
posed to.
Johns mnttor bocnuso tho Legis
lature in 1905 gnve St. Johns a
new charter, Section 133 of which
expressly vnlidnted all ordi
nances or attempted ordinances
with rights and privileges there
by granted, which had thereto
fore been passed under tho old
charter of 1903. The St. Johns
Waterworks franchise was
thereby ratified and validated.
And tho-IIon. D. C. knows this.
If ho don't, he had bettor find
out before ho goes around ped
dling half baked, pot shot opin
ions from lawyers who evident
ly have not been presented
with the fncts. Let him find
the lnw himself, nut practice
''!. i n b. ft
We next come to a considera
tion of the question as to what
Portland could or would do about
purchasing tho St. Johns sys
tem, in tho event of merger.
The franchise has 14 years to
run. Under the terms of tho
Portland Charter its water sys
tem must bo self supporting, it
can not receive support from
general taxation.
Its water fund is supported
entirely from the salo of water
and water bonds. Wnter bond
interest and redemption, also
cost of maintenance, extension
nnd acquisition of wnter facili
ties must bo paid out of the wn
ter fund und not otherwise. See
sec. 227 of Portland Charter. In
tho event of merger, If Port-
land could bo provailcd upon to
undertake tho acquisition of the
St. Johns waterworks, how would
the money bo raised By bond
issuo of course. We muy as-
sumo that in this case it would
tako an issue of from $100,000
to $130,000 to buy tho plant and
tho franchise (the Railway Com
mission said nnd judicially de
clared that tho net physical val
uation of tho system on July 1,
1913. was $89,500). Physical val
uation plus franchise value
would be tho selling value of the
Section 227 of thtf Portland
Chnrtcr prohibits tho Council
from acquiring or building wa
ter facilities into new districts
unless the sale of water therein
would be sufficient to produce 0
per cunt on tho amount invested
in said facilities. If tho sulo
of water in St. Johns now pro
duces moro thnn 0 per cent on
tho investment, why should not
tho City of St. Johns purchase
tho Water works and make the
extra profit by either reducing
the rates to tho consumer or us
ing the extra Income for any mu-,
nicipal object it desires to? And ;
if the sale of water is not sum-
dent to produce 0 per cent then
tho City of Portalnd. in the
event of merger, would bo pro
hibited trom taking over tho
Water works. Tho City of St.
Johns can solve its own water
question und tho people will have
n chance to vote on municipal
ownership at the coming election. ;
It is not necessary lor the people
of St. Johns to surrender their
municipal existence, their right
to govern themselves in order
to solve the water question.
Even if St. Johns does merge
with Portland it will bo a good
long time before the latter takes
over the water system. The
logical and economical thing for
Portland to do would be to wait
till 1919, in the event of merger,
and then they would bo in a po
sition to threaten municipal
competition' and use that as a
club to force an agreement on
tho price of the water system.
And nine chances out of ten that
is just what will hannen. In
the meantime we of St. Johns
will keep on paying tho same
rates, in the event of merger,
and will have thrown away the
right to manage our own affairs,
thus becoming a dead, servile
suburb, a functionless appendix
to a city in whose Council we
would have absolutely no repre
sentation. If we onco get into
Portland we aro there for keeps
and we will be a "a long time
dead." What does the water
question amount to as an argu
ment for merging? Should we
barter away our constitutional
right of home rule for a husk?
Howard O. Rogers.
Incidents of High School
Interestingly Told
The Teacher's Training Class
hns begun the review work in
preparation for the June exam
inations. They havo taken up
the work with much enthusiasm,
ono evidence being tho fact that
tho hours of meeting is nt 8:15
in tho morning. Because a num
ber of the girls tako cooking on
Wednesday mornings, tho class
will meet only four dnys of tho
Maggie Dickie is another wel
come addition to those classified
for post-graduate work this year.
She has just closed a most suc
cessful term's teaching nt Wnpi
nitia. Monday of last week the high
school people had the delightful
privilege of listening to nn ad
dress by President Bushnell of
Pacific University. His subject
was "The Chnllcngc of the 20th
Century." Ho suggested with
his hearers rests the solution of
the vital problems of today and
that in order intelligently to
solve them, devoted preparation
is necessary. Humorous stories
told in illustrating various points
of tho theme wore hugely ap
preciated by the boys and girls.
James John will be glad to have
Dr. Bushnell visit them again.
The basket ball season for
James John High is closed, and
every one concerned feels that
it has been most successful. Tho
boys playing Grcsham, Esacada,
Franklin Trade School, Orient,
Forest Grovo, nnd Camas, won
0 games out of 12. Tho girls
have added a second year of un
broken victory nnd may well lay
claim to the championship of
tho Columbia and Willnmetto riv
er valleys. During tho year,
thoy hnve played Hillsboro,
Grcsham, Franklin, Forest
Grove, Orient, Park Place and
Tho two closing games of tho
season were played with Steven
son, Washington. The team of
this Columbia river town hud
been undefeated for six years,
and in search of other worlds to
conquer sent a challenge to St.
Johns. Tho first gaunt, played
on tho J. J. floor on March 0th,
rosu tod In the score of 34 to 7.
Tho gamo was a good ono, tho
at no time was the result in
doubt. Tho the Stevenson girls
were (illicit, and good nt basket
shots, tho homo girls were quick
er and shot baskets from nny nn
gle. Tho Stevenson coach refor
eed tho game throughout. On
Saturday, March 13, the return
gamo was played ut Stovcnson.
Tho score was close, being final
ly 13 to 8. Tho James John
coach hold his team strictly to
girls' rules and this mado it
difficult to accomplish anything,
for the Washington team played
boys' rules with tho solo except
ion of playing "within bounds."
The fouls called on Stevenson's
guarding would have been fouls
ovon in a boys' game. Mr.
White refcreod the game.
Tho trip by boat was a most
delightful way to end tho season's
work, Tho tho wind was terrific
it by no means kept the girls
Inside. To most of tho girls
tho famous sights of tho Colum
bia wero new, and from the
dock of tho good ship Tohoma
they pointed out to ono another
each now discovery of beauty.
It was a great novelty to he pull
ed by cable over the Cascade
rapids nnd lifted 10 or 12 feet
going thru tho Cascade locks.
The speculations as to which
wero Indian chief faces and
which pappooses or squaws wero
many as they steamed past Cas
tle Rock. And as for the falls,
tho girls counted 43 which could
be seen from tho ship on both
sides of the Columbia. On tho
return trip the sunshine added
the last touch of enjoyment and
mado the team forget oven the
rough-housing of the side lines
of the night before.
The Pacific University Glee
Club of Forest Grove will appear
in the High School auditorium
Saturday, March 27th. The
Club is composed of sixteen
young collego fellows and the
students of the High School aro
looking forward to an evening
of good entertainment. This
Glee club comes to us highly
recommended and we are certain
that they will furnish us with
an evening of good vocal and in
strumental music, easily worth
25 cents. the price of admission.
Tho club appears at the Y. M.
C. A. of Portland on Friday the
Need a Stepmother?
Does St. Johns really need a
Stepmother? What would you
think of a boy, almost man
grown, who was too lazy and in
dolent to take care of himself,
and because he had not prosper
ed ns well as he thought he
should, he looks around for some
one to adopt him, and clean him
up and expects his new mother
to untangle his hair and smooth
out all the wrinkles and work all
his problems out for him. And
all he has to do is just to pay
over his money, and be a good
boy. Do you imagine for a min
ute thnt this new mother would
tako any more care of him than
she does of her own legitimate
children, like Kenton, Univers
ity Pnrk, Peninsula and Ports
mouth, Arbor Lodge nnd several
other small ones? We who hnvo
been here for the past seven
to ten yenrs well know thnt these
children have been sadly ne
glected and have not fared near
ly as well as this big lazy St.
Johns who is more than half in
clined to admit that ho is not-
competent to manage his own
business, and would almost
throw himself nway or do tho
equivalent, put himself under
the enre of a greedy and heart
less Stepmother. Wouldn't it
be much better for thnt big boy
to go look into tho Willnmetto or
Columbia River, where it rolls
smoothly along and get n glimpse
of himself and stay long enough
to collect his scattered senses
and look at his .own opportuni
ties und if he still is too indo
lent nnd lazy to do things ns ho
should he still has ono more
chance which to me is much bet
ter than a Stepmother. This is
his own real flesh and blood
mothers nnd sisters und aunts.
I think he has really forgotten
that ho had such relatives who
he must know havo much more
interest in him than any Step
mother, much more one who has
so many of her own children so
badly neglected us we nil know.
Stop! Look! Listen! Before
you leap. An interested citizen
who has no axo to grind.- S.
W. Rogers. '
20th und comes here the 27th.
This entertainment Is not being
put on as a money making
scheme but merely ns a good.
clean entertainment for tho bene
fit of tho High school students
and the people of St. Johns, nnd
wo sincere y hope thnt overy
ono will encourage the plan by
coming out to tho entertainment.
Remember the date, balurday,
March 27.
Last Wednesday afternoon n
meeting was called for those in
terested In tennis. Notwith
standing that several of tho
boys were at manual training
and some of the girls at cooking,
the attendance was largo. A
resolution was passod to the
effect that no ono not a momber
of tho High School should bo
allowed the privilogo of using
tho courts. Thursday afternoon
some of tho boys wero givon
a period oft to put tho courts in
condition. The backstops had
to bo mended, the grass scraped
oir, holes filled and the court
rolled. Ono of the courts was
put in shupo Friday but tho de
cree is that no ono can play on
either court until both aro clean
ed and ready for use.
Tho Hill grounds have boon
secured for baseball. Somo of
the national game enthusiasts
put the grounds in condition last
Saturday. The turn out for
baseball indicates thai a good
team will bo secured.
Next Saturday evening at 8
o'clock the Pacific University
Glee Club will appear in tho
High School auditorium. Tho
students of the High School aro
selling tho tickets for the per
formance and judging from tho
salo up to tho present a largo
audience will be present. The
Glee Club has a reputation of
being ono of the best in tho
country which will assure good
program. The club is composed
of 1G young men from the For
est Grove school all talented
singers. The admission is set
at 15 cents and 25 cents. Don't
fail to take in the Glee Club per
I hereby announce myself ns
an Independent candidate for
the office of city treasurer to bo
voted for at the election to bo
held April 5th, 1915. Mrs. J.
M. Shaw.
For accurately fitting glasses,
see Dr. Gilstrap.