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St. Johns is Calling You
Hu (even churches.
Ha a most promfilng future.
Distinctively a manufacturing city
Adjoin tho city ol Portland.
Ha nearly 6,000 population.
Ha a public library.
Taxable property, J4.500.0O0.
Ha large dry dock, aw.mllli
Woolen mill, iron work,
Stove works, aibesto factory,
Ship building plant.
Veneer a'nd excelsior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill,
Box factory, and others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns is the place for YOU,
St. Johns is Calling You
I ttcorid in number of Industries.
I seventh in population.
Cars to Portland every 16 m!n.
Has navigable water on 3 sides.
Has finest gas and electricity.
Has 3 strong banks.
Has five large school houses.
Hs 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.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted (o (he lotereiti ot the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 3o, 1915.
Big Boon for
Would the Proposed Extension
of Greeley Street Be
The extension of Greeley
street, which proposition is now
receiving the attention of the
city authorities, is matter of the
highest importance to tho resi
dents of tho Lower Peninsula.
The fact that it will cut ofT ul
mo3t one mile and a half in the
distance to Portland business
center and eliminate about sixty
street intersections, more or less,
means n saving of about fifteen
minutes, oronothird of the time
now consumed in making the
journey one way, or half an hour
on tho round trip. This saving
in time would have a tendency to
populate tho Peninsula at a more
rapid rate than any other ono
thing could do. It has always
been a well known fact, patent'
to all who have looked the city of
Portland over, that tho Peninsu
la is the most beautiful and most
desirable place in tho entire city
in which to reside. But its great
drawback all tho time has been
tho length of timo consumed in
making tho trip to and from tho
heart of tho city. With this se
rious handicap removed, which
the construction of tho Greeley
street extension would do, tho
Lower Peninsula would be, to
all practical purposes, one-third
nearer the business center. It
would then tako no longer to
Great Scenic Beauty
Has New Driveway
Hillside Boulevard on West Side of the
River Practically Completed
The great scenic highway on
tho west aide of the river is
practically completed, and it is
said by competent judges to bo
tho verv finest scenic route in
the city of Portland. When tho
high bridge at St. Johns is com
pleted and made to connect with
this scenic boulevard it will com
plete one of tho finest and most
beautiful driveways in tho Unit
ed States. The Oregonian of last
Friday has the following to say
concerning it and a visit made
by officials and prominent citi
zens of Portland:
Portland, famous for its high
ways, will have another scenic
attraction in the eleven miles of
roadway built along tho hillside
about midway between Skyline
boulevard and Linnton road,
which property owners will soon
offer to the city. It is ready for
Mayor Albee, Commissioner
Baker; 0. M. Clark, vice presi
dent of the Chamber of Com
merce; J. C. Ainsworth, chair
man of the publicity committee
of the Chamber; Wj P. Jones,
vice president of the Merchants
National Bank; James O.Conyill,
superintendent of parks; Rich
ard Shepard and Louis Nash,
commissioner of parks of St,
Paul, Minn., made a trip of in
spection over the n,ew highway
The roadway covers a distance
. of eleven miles practically on an
even grade between 600 and 700
feet above the Willamette river.
It follows the contour of the
mountain side, winding in and
out of the draws, from which
are obtained wonderful views of
the rivers, mountains and the
lower harbor country, with St.
Johns and Vancouver in the dis
tance. On an airline the distance cov
ered by the roadway is only five
miles, but the roadway has been
constructed without bridges,
with the result that the boule
' yard extends the full depth of
many draws, affording many
beautiful views of the unbroken
forest and the surrounding coun
try through the open places in
Nearing Portland, as a climax
of the trip of yesterday, came an;
reach St. Johns than it would to
reach Hose City Park or other
suburbs that have grown up so
rapidly by reason of their near
ness to the city's center.
There is room on tho Peninsu
la for at least half a million uo
ulation. Its magnificent location
with navigable water on three
boundaries, its marvelous seen
cry, long green stretches of love!
ground, beautiful wooded tracts
parks with all modern equip
ment, improved streets, arc
lights, industrial plants, hand
some residences and uptodate
business houses, are irresistibly
appealing to all who have ever
visited it. but the slow and al
most torturous manner of reach
ing it has caused many to locate
in other sections who otherwise
would havo gladly and eagerly
made their homes hero.
So it is hoped by tho inhabi
tants of tho Lower Peninsula
that no impediment will ariao to
block or arrest progress on this
so essentially vital improvement.
Certain it is that . tho people of
St. Johns and l'eninsula at largo
will do all that can bo dono to
push it along, and the additional
aid that St. Johns is now giving
the project is practically Buro to
bring it about beforotho present
year has expired.
excellent birdsoyo view of the
city, the water front and Mount
St. Helens and Mount Hood, de
clared by those in tho party to be
a most remarkable view of Port
land. To reach the new drive
tho party went out over the
Linnton road and thence on the
Germantown road to tho drive
and in over Cornell road.
Tho new drive, at present call
ed tne Hiusiae boulevard, was
built by the property owners of
the district at a cost of about
$140,000. It is now proposed to
turn this roadway over to the
city of Portland to be maintain
ed. It has made accessible many
acres of fine land suitable for
homesites on the hillside, and
more roadways are contemplated
to make possible the building of
homes at many points along the
From a scenic standpoint the
roadway offers another short trip
out of Portland for sightseeing
cars and will be an excellent
point from which to view the
night illumination of the city.
Automobile parties will also
be able to make a trip out the
Cornell road, thence over the
Skyline boulevard and over the
Hillside drive. From the Sky
line will be the view of Portland
and the valley country, and from
Hillside the lower harbor and
About 200 feet has been set
aside by the property owners and
at time3 the boulevard extends
through the center of tho tract.
At other places the road is on the
edge of the tract, which makes
many acres on the hillside avail
able for park and recreation pur
poses. At one point on the road
is a double draw, a remarkable
scenic attraction for sightsee
ing in the city. .
The building of the new drive
originated with J. B. Holbrook
and Richard Shepard, who real
ized what it would mean to the
city as a scenic feature and open
up a vast amount of land for
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Which is the Strong
er Motive in Life ?
The following excellent paper
was read by Mrs. Branaman at
the W. C. T. U. picnic nt Colum
bia Park last week, subject.
"Which is the Stronger Motive
in Life to Mako Money or Do
Evidently tho stronger motive
to many is making money.
About us everywhere we see
those who live for self alone,
hoarding and piling ud money.
using it for their own selfish
pleasures. Are they happy?
Wealth does not mako a worth
while life. Riches as an ideal, an
aim, rather unmake a man in
stead of making him. Christ
sid "they that will bo rich fall
into divers temptations." Solo
mon said "A good name is rather
to bo chosen than great riches,
and loving favor rather than sil
ver and gold." Paul, in his let
ter to Timothy, said: "For tho
love of money is tho root of all
ovil, which while some coveted
after they havo erred from tho
faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows."
You remember when tho rich
young ruler came to Jchus ask
Ing tho way to solvation, that
Christ told him to "go, sell nl
ho hud and give to the poor nnc
come, follow mo." Ho would
not give up his money and
"went away exceeding sorrow
ful." His wealth was a stum
bling block instead of a great in
strumcnt of service which it
might have been. Think of the
good ho could havo dono and the
life of fellowship with Jesus.
Think of what he missed. Je
sus did not tell ovcry one who
accepted him to lenve everything
and follow him: Ho sent many
home to their friends to declare
their salvation and to do good by
ministering to their needs.
A lifo worth while is tho un
selfish life; living for thoso about
us. A lifo thus spont brings
contontmont and-peaceful happi
ness. Tho man who has neither
poverty nor riches, who.content-
ed with and over grateful for
tho blessings that surround him.
devoting himself to the pursuit
of moderate pleasures, to dill
genco in his vocation in lifo nnd
to the conscientious discharge of
duty in all ensos over looking
for opportunities to do good is
far happier than kings and tho
nobles of tho earth though pos
sessed of all the dazzling ndvnn
tages of boundless wealth and
Truo enjoyment lies more fre
quently in tho humblo cot than
in the costly palace and more
solid happiness and virtuo are
to be found in the middle walks
of life than in the circles of tho
gay and fashionable.
There is something very con
tivating in tho ostentatious dis
lay that money can buy, but
low vain, unsatisfactory it is.
f there is no tiiotive for doing
good back of it. Money is es
sential, we all know. How of
ten we say, if I was only rich I
would do this and that. If I on-
y had the money what good I
would do. There are many who
have riches who have done much
philanthropic work and have
been richly blessed in their
effort to do good.
A great many consider no un
dertaking practical unless it will
bring in dollars and cents, others
estimate its value in proportion
to the fame, position, or influ
ence it will bring them.
We are glad that this element
does not permeate all undertak-
ngs. but there are some who
consider that undertaking tho
most practical that will most
benefit humanity. We have
many beautiful examples of un
selfish lives whose stronger mo
tive was the good they could do.
Look at Kuth who toiled under
a tropical sun for poor old help-
ess Naomi. Florence Nightin
gale who went at midnight to
staunch the battle wounds of the
Crimea. Then. too, there are our
missionaries who have given up
home, friends, in many instan
ces, wealth to do ail the good
possible by spreading the gospel
tojhoae who have never heard.
Did it pay the people of the
United States, yes, of the whole
world, that Frances Willard, of
mmortal fame, laid down her
ife upon the altar of consecra
tion and devotion, "for God and
home and native land, 'the cause
she loved far dearer than her
own life only that she might find
it again in that land where she
now fully realizes how beautiful
it is to be with God,
Fanny Crosby.the blind author
of Gospel songs who lived to be
94 years old, left us 8000 hymns
which were translated into ev-
(Conuau4 on ptg twe.Ji i
Pays Visit to
Local Delegation Meets with the
Most Cordial Reception
A delegation consisting of II
W. Bonham, K. C. Couch, J. N.
Edlefsen, E. C. Geeslin, L. E.
Walker, Dcano H. Knowles, A.
W. Davis, C. S. McGill, A. W.
Markle, H. D. Beam nnd T. A.
Ketchum, waited upon Mayor
Albee nnd the Uity Commission
crs Tuesday afternoon relative
to tho various projects advanced
by tho recent muss rrieotinir in
tho city hull. In each instance
they were accorded a pleasant
welcome, and tho delegation was
more than plcnsed with the
treatment accorded by the city
Tho first visit was mnde to the
office of Commissioner Baker, in
whoso charge is the St. Johns
city hall, I he delegation found
him to bo a most pleasant and
agreeable gentleman. Ho re
ceivcd tno bt.Johnites with opon
arms, as it were, and when Mr.
Bonhnm, speaker for the delega
tion, explained that the people
of St. Johns wore desirous of
having the city hall retained for
public speaking, etc., ho said
that tho wish would bo willing v
complied with, at least until tho
people hero found that it could
bo used more ndvantacrebhslv for
some other purposes. When tho
rumor was mentioned that it wns
proposed to use tho city hall for
an experiment station by tho con
crete nnd other paving oxperts.
he scouted the idea and said it
was nothing but u joko; that tho
building was far too valuable for
any such purpose. He readily
accepted Mr. Couch's invitation
to visit bt. Johns nnd look over
our industries and other points
of interest. Aftor their visit
with Mr. linker the delegation
readily understood why ho was
elected by such u handsome ma
iho next visit was mode to tho
office of Commissioner Daly, who
looks after oil matters pertaining
to water and other public utili
ties. Mr. Daly was also found
to be very pleasant nnd obliging
official. When Mr. Davis stated
the object of the visit; that tho
people of St. Johns wanted low
er water rates and connection
with tho Bull Run supply through
amicable adjustment with the lo
cal water compnny, Mr. Daly re
plied that ho had been waiting
for tho peoplo of St. Johns to as
sert themselves on the proposi
tion; that ho was ready to start
investigation at once: that tho
only fair thing to do would be
to oifer the local company what
their plant was found to be
worth, which price he under
stood the water compnny would
be willing to accept. Ho assur-
Mr. and Mrs.Willard Caldwell.
who have been visiting relotivea
in Peninsular, were given a
pleasant surprise by the Penin
sular Sewing Club, Tuesday af
ternoon. Mr, and Mrs. Caldwell
are leaving for their home in
M. H. Carter and family of
eninsula left recently for an
extended auto trip through
Southern Oregon and California.
Mr. Carter expects to spend a
week at San Francisco and then
visit other places of interest in
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints held its annu
al picnic at Columbia Park Sat
urday, July 24. The sports con
sisting of a baseball game and
races were followed by dinner at
6 o'clock. July 24 is the anni
versary of tho day the pioneers
of the church reached Salt Lake
J. M. Hof strand, 58 years of
age died during the evening
services of the Arbor Lodge
resbyterian church Sunday.
Tuly 25. Mr. Hofstrand was an
elder of the church and had tak
en part in the services He is
survived by a widow, one step-
ed the delegation that lower wn
ter rates and Bull Run water
would prevail as soon as it wus
possible to complete negotiations
and arrangements. Mr. Daly
willingly accepted tho invitation
to pay bt. Johns a visit.
Commissioner Dieck wau tho
next to receive a viBit.nndho nl
so was most cordial in his reccn
tion of tho delegation, and went
into the matter of the Greeley
street extension quito thorough
ly. Ho expressed his willing
ness to push the proceedings
along as rapidly as possible, and
stated that the first step would
oo tanen tno following morning
when nn ordinance benring on
tho extension would bo un for
nction. Ho nlso unhesitatingly
UtVV HV'U kill III VlkUtlUII LU BfU OL.
Johns with tho other Commia
Tho delegation then bended for
mu luujui a uiiiv.1,, wuuiu kliu
head of tho city government
greeted them heartily nnd most
cordinlly. Mayor Albco was
found to bo a most affable, con
scentious and accommodating
gentiemnn, and tho delegation
was most favorably impressed
with his pleasing personality.
mo matter or tno sub-poiico sta
tion nt bt. Johns wns broached
to him, and ho expressed his
conviction that ono or moro sub
stations on the Peninsula would
prove highly beneficial; that
while ho rather favored its lo
cation fnrthcr up tho Peninsula.
et since a building had already
cen established at St. Johns en
tirely suitnblo for tho purpose
tho probabilities wore that it
would later on bo tr ed out hero.
When asked regarding a suocial
examination for tho police olil
cera that formorly sorved St.
Johns, ho said that all tho Com
mi8sioners favored tho rotontion
of their services but that it was
in the hands of tho civil service
board. Mayor A beo read v ac
ceptcd tho invitation to visit St.
Johns, und tho delegation do
inrted. feeling well satisfied
with tho city's chief oxecutivo.
Having no special business
with Commissioner Bigeluv,'.
yet the deiegntion called upon
him long enough to say "ho o'
and invito him to St. Johns with
the others. Tho invitation was
accepted without hesitation, and
he said ho would bo glad to come.
Mr. BIgelow was also found to
bo a fine, courteous and pleasant
Tho delegation was particular
y wen pleased with tho treat
ment accorded it. und are well
satisfied that Portland has as
ab o nnd obliging a set of offi
cials as can be found anywhere.
son and one brother. Tho fu
neral was held at the residence,
1357 Greeley street, Wednesday,
July 28 at 2 p. m. Interment at
Rose City cemetery.
The addition which was built
on tho Peninsula school last year
is being completed and some al
terations are being made during
vacation. Last year only tho
lower floor of the addition was
needed but the increasing popu
lation of the Peninsula district
now requires the entire build
ing. Workmen are also laying
pavement around the school play
ground which has been leveled
Now Dock Number Three
Municipal Dock No. 3 is the
official name of the St, Johns
public dock which when the cit
ies of St. Johns and Linnton be
came a part of Portland was add
ed to city of Portland's public
dock system. The name was
voted by tho public dock commis
sion. Arrangements for pro
viding for considerable fire pro
tection for the dock were made
also. A system of buckets and
hose connections will bo provid
ed till such time as a sprinkler
system can be put in.
A Lively Mass
Most Favorable and Encourag
ing Reports of Committees
Tho second mass meeting of
the citizens of St. Johns was
held in tho city hall Tuesday
evening, with President Couch
presiding. Tho attendanco was
fairiV large, and there worn n
small number present from far
ther up the Peninsula. Tho
meeting was lively and enthusi
astic one. und considerable inter
est wns aroused.
C. V. Zimmerman, chnlrmnn
of a committee of three, consist
ing Of Himself. H. W. Rnnhnm
nnd A. W. Davis, nnnointod to
nttend tho meeting held at Uni
versity I'ark on the ovcnlnc? nf
July 14th, reported that the com
mittee was warmly welcomed
and wns given tho assurance that
tho peoplo thcro would gladlv co-
operate with tho neonlo nf St.
Johns in anything that would
tend for tho betterment and
greater development of tho Pen
insula. Also that a commltinn
of three had been appointed at
tho mooting to attend the hc.
ond meeting in St. Johns.
H. W. Bonham. chairman nf
tho mooting of ten appointed to
intorview tho City Commission
ers relative to tho Grcolev street
extension, lower water rates,
retention of tho city hall for
community purposes and creat
ing a sub-nolico station at St.
Johns, reported that the commit-
tco had two meetings on tho
Greeley streot project and that
tho matter had been taken un
with Commissioner DIocki who
stated that tho matter would be
boforo tho Commissioners in ses
sion tho following Wednesday
morning in tho shape of an ordi
nance providing for tho exton.
Mr. Bonham stated that Com
misBioncr Baker had expressed
lis entire willingness that tho
city hall should be used for com
munity purposes so long as need
ed lor that purpose or until tho
peoplo of St. Johns decided it
could bo used to better advan
tage for something else.
Air. Uonham then called unon
A. W. Davis to report on tho
ower water rate proposition. and
ho latter gentleman stated that
when Mr. Daly had been present-
ed with tho proposition of mak
ing bt. Johns a part of tho Hull
Run water system that he said
nvestlgation would bo started
right away, and intimated that
the local water company would
be ottered a fair price for its
Attorney E. C. Geeslin. unon
request of Mr. Bonham. report
ed on tho sub-police station mat
ter. Ho stated that Mayor AN
boo made tho remark that Port-
and needed ono or moro sub-sta
tions on tho Peninsula, and tho
idea appealed to him of trying
t out in bt.Johns, slnco a build-
ng for the purpose is already
here, Tho impression received
from tho intorview was that it
would bo only a matter of timo
until a aub-police station will bo
tried out in St. Johns.
President Couch stated that
an invitation had been extended
to each of the Board of Commis
sioners to come to St. Johns and
visit the various industrial in
terests. The invitations were
learttly accented and tho Mayor
and Commissioners will be hero
when a suitable date has been
set for tho visit.
H. E. Pennell snokeon organ
izing a large club or association
wherein all tho clubs of thoPen-
Mrs. Needham of Iowa Is vis
iting at the home of Mrs. C. L.
iamilton at present.
The adult Bible classes of the
Jniversity M. E. Church held
their monthly business meeting
at the home of Mrs. D, A. Smith
this week. After tho business
session a social hour was indul-
ged in. Splendid refreshments
were served by the hostess.
The Ladies Aid of tho Univer
insula would become associated
with and a part thereof, and
said such an organization would
be of tho greatest importance
on the Peninsula.
Geo. A, Carter of the East St.
Johns Improvement Club, told of
tho Columbin Slough project, nnd
how tho U. S. engineers hud
been directed to mako tho sur
vey and estimates for dredging
It out und muking it nnviguble
throughout, which ho snid would
opon up many mnnufacturing
sites; that thero wns no real
manufacturing district in Port
land and tho development of tho
Columbia Slough would provide
ono. Ho said thnl much good
con como of concerted . action on
tho part of tho citizens, nnd ho
was heartily in nccord with the
idea of getting the clubs of tho
Mr. Baughmnn of the Univor-
aity Park committee, atnted that
the peoplo of his section would
bo only too glad to cooperate in
any wuy for tho good of the Pen
John N. Edlefsen Migircstlpd
that a committee bo appointed
from each club on tho Peninsula
to meet and outlino plans for n
combined and permanent organ
C. V. Zimmerman said ho
would liko to seo an organiza
tion formed that would include
all rcputnblo citizens, and the
larger in numerical strength the
organization wus tho better it
would succeed in any undertak
E. C. Geeslin made n motion
that a committee of five bo ap
pointed by tho president to con
fer with liko committees from
tho other clubs located on tho
Peninsula with the object in
view of combined nnd pormanent
organization. Tho motion cur
ried unanimously nnd President
Couch appointed John N. Edlef
sen. II. E. Pennell, A.W. Davis,
C.V.Zimmormun nnd E. C. Gees
lin to servo in this cnpnclty.
T. A. Ketchum, ono of tho
greatest boosters on the Penin
sula, advised that us many us
possiblo appear boforo tho Port
land Council tho following morn
ing when tho Greeley street ex
tension would be discussed; thut
now was tho timo to get busy,
Tho president exhorted all pres
ent to uttend und tnko their
friends with them. A number
present signified their intention
of being present.
W. A. Carroll. C. V. Zimmer
man, A. W. Davia and J. S.
Downey also spoke in favor of
the Greeley Btreot extonsion.und
Deano II. Knowles, secretary of
the Commercial Club, presented
a map showing tho outlino of
the proposed extension in detail,
D. C. Lewis advocnted better
ferry service in tho wuy of run
ning the boat later in tho even
ing, but it was stated, however,
that this could not be dono with
out adding another shift, as the
short hours on week days allow
ed tho present crows to onorato
on Sundays, as tho gain in hours
permitted of bunduy operating
without udditionul crew. No
dofinito nction was taken. ,
Tho matter of insta ing a fire
pump on tho ferry boat was dis
cussed by P. H. Edlefsen, D. C.
Lewis and others, but no action
taken toward having it installed.
Upon motion of C. V. Zimmer
man, adjournment took place to
meet in two weeks at tho snmo
sity Park M. E. church were de
lightfully entertained at tho
home of Mrs. Albert Dennis on
Friday afternoon last at a beau
tifully appointed lavender tea.
Tho rooms were decorated in lav
ender and the tublo wus chnrm
ing with lavender blossoms. Tho
favors were lavender colored
bags of dried lavender. The re
freshments were delicious and
the cakes and ico cream wero
mado to carry out tho color
scheme in a charming manner.
Thoso fortunate enough to bo
present spent a vory pleasant
EOS BKHX Mrt at IH1 m,