St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, December 28, 1917, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Hf-torical Soeitir
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
SUCCESSOR TO PENINSULA REVIEW
Dtvoted to Ik Intereiti ot lb Penlniuli. tbe Manufacturing Center of lb Nortnwait
Old Serlea, Vol. XI, Nt. 38
VOL. 14
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1917.
NO. 7
May Be Exempted
Must Answer Truthfully
No Room For Doubt
Boosts For Opera House
"Somewhere Over There"
Secure More Orders
St Johns' Roll of Honor
The manufacture of woolen
goods probably will be regarded
as a necessary industry and men
employed in it will be given de
ferred classifications, according
to investigations that are being
made by interested persons. An
effort to get a ruling from the
draft boards has been unavail
ing, a3 they have declined to
say in advance what their ntti
tude would be. Individual mem
bers of the boards, however.
have declared that, in their
opinion, woolen mills will bo
classified as a necessary indus
try.
The subject has come up be
cause of an uneasiness among
woolen manufacturers who have
been losing employes who have
gone from the woolen mills to
the shipyards. The object of
such transfers, at least in many
cases, ha3 been the feeling
among the workmen that they
would be exempted if they were
employed at shipbuilding, but
might bo drafted if they remain
ed at work in the woolen mills.
The shortage of labor that is
feared if this movement contin
ues threatens to cramp the
woolen mills, which aro work
ing principally on Government
orders. It is explained that all
of the mills in the state aro
running to capacity in order to
meet the needs of the Army.
Uniforms, blankets and other
needs of tho soldiers have made
unprecedented demands on the
woolen industry. If many skill
cd employes quit the mills it
will make itdifllcult for Govern
ment orders now in hand to be
filled on time.
Tho fact that the mills arc
manufacturing woolens chiefly
for tho Government is the basis
for tho belief that men in that
occupation will not be called
out on the draft. Oneof the tem
porary druft exemptions is for
"ncccs3nry skilled industrial
labor in necessary industrial
enterprise." All of tho author
ities consulted by tho manufac
turers hnvu agreed that skilled
employes of the mills would fall
under this classification.
Tho Portland Woolen Mills,
the largest in the state, is run
ing night and day, and the bulk
of its output is for tho Govern
ment, with orders ahead that
will keep tho plant busy for
months. More than 400 persons
aro employed and tho output
this year will bo valued in ex
cess of $2,000,000.
"It is of tho greatest import
ance that skilled employes in
the woolen industry remain in
tho mills, if the Government's
needs aro to bo filled," said E.
L. Thompson, president of tho
Company, "From all tho in
formation that I can gather,
there is little likelihood of em
ployes of this industry being
drafted, us blankets and uni
forms aro among tho essential
needs of tho Army."
Tho manufacture of woolens
is growing into an industry of
great importance in Oregon.
Besides the mills in Portland,
there aro plants in Pendleton,
Oregon City, Salem and Eugene.
Oregonian.
Will Bear Repetition
No business man. in any town
should allow a newspaper pub
lished in his town to go without
his name and business being
mentioned somewhere in its
columns, soys an exchange.
This applies to all kinds of busi
nessgeneral stores, dry goods,
groceries, furniture dealers,
manufacturing establishments,
automobile dealers, mechanics,
professional men and in fact all
classes of business men. This
does n3t mean that you should
have a whole or a half or even
a auarter page ad. in every
issue of the paper, but your
name and business should be
mentioned if you do not use
more than a two line space, A
stranger picking up a news
paper should be able to tell just
what business is represented in
a town, by looking at the busi
ness mentioned in the paper.
This is the best possible town
advertiser. The man who does
not advertise his business does
an injustice to himself and his
citv. He is the man who ex
pects the newspaper to do the
most free advertising for his
town. The man who insists on
sharing the business that comes
to town but refuses to advertise
his business is not a valuable
addition to any town. The life
of any town depends upon the
live, wideawake and liberal ad
vertising businessmen.
FOR RENT Mrfe t Dili lt
Every draft registrant must
answer his Questionnaire truth
fully and without ' evasion.
Untrue answers, or concealment
of information required by the
Government will result in pro
secution. On the other hand.
dratt registrants may rest as
sured that the personal nucs
tions they nre obliged to answer
in regard to their domestic and
business conditions will be seen
only by the proper authorities.
Members of local and districts
boards aro forbidden under
severe penalty from divulging
such information. Tho Gov
ernment requires the most per
sonal and detailed answers in
tho Questionnaire because on
the information thus given, sup
ported where necessary by affi
davits of other persons, will
be based tho classification of
each registrant. As a deferred
classification is equivalent to a
temporary exemption or dis
charge, ft must bo plain to
every registrant why falso nn
swers, designed to place the
registrant in one of tho deferr
ed classes will bo bo strictly
dealt with. In this connection
an official warning should be
cnrofully noted by every draft
registrant has just been issued
by Cla c ice L. Roamcs, United
States Attorney for Oregon.
This wnrning says:
"In connection with the fil
ling out of the Questionnaires,
word has been received from
the Attorney General to pro
secute vigorously thoso who
mako statements therein that
are false. In view of the fact
that falso statements in support
of claims for oxemption or de
ferred classification constituo
a grave monncd to tho fair und
equitable enforcement of con
scription, wo have been re
quested to givo wldo publicity
to the fact that such material
false statements, oven when tho
facts have been distorted only
slightly, will bo promptly pro
secuted. Attention should bo
further directed to tho fact that
all exemptions and discharges!
made prior to noon on Decem
ber 15 will thereafter havo no
validity, and to tho fact that
every person who has registered
and is not yet in military ser
vice is required to fill out a
Questionnaire. This must bo
sworn to nnd is intended as u
comploto inventory of his do
mestic condition and industrial
nnd educational qualifications.
Tho punishment provided for
thos'o who tail to return the
Questionnaire, or appear for
physical examination, or to re
port chango of status, permits
imprisonment for ono year."
Even though a registrant is
perfectly sure ho understands
all that is required in the
Queslionnnire, for his own pro
tection ho should consult ono of
tho members of - tho various
legal advisory boards for advice.
This legal advice is free.
Questionnaires aro now being
sent out by Local Boards at the
rate of five per cent each day,
except Sundays and legal holi
days, until all aro sent out.
Adjutant General, Portland.
Digging Your Grave
You're dicrcrincr vour irravo
with your teeth, you'ro eating
your way to your doom; then
some one will come with a
wreath, and fasten it onto your
tomb. Your stomach is weary
and sore, long, long has it
yearned for a rest; and still you
keep throwing in more, tho
which you would have it digest.
M 1 A W I
uo slow on your eating, i oeg;
thn mnnfiv vmi blow in mr
pies, would buy some poor crip-
JIC u ItK, ui uw mm nun hhc-
ous eyes. Oh. list to my patient
harangues, don't turn from my
rede in disgust: you're digging
your grave with your fangs,
while millions aro craving a
crust. All Europe is hungry,
they say; the women and child
ren are lean; the helpless, the
stricken and erav. can't find in
the larder a bean. And you are
devouring the rusks, consuming
the doughnuts and pies, your'e
digging your grave with your
tusks, all deaf to the hungry
folk's cries. Says Hoover,
You're helnincr us win. by
cutting out sugar and fats, by
dieting till you. are thin, re-
fliirina the lnrd on vnur slats."
Stand up for allies, whose flags
are borne in a cause that's sub
lime! You're digging your grave
with vour Bnatra. when eatintr
too much is a crime. Walt
Mason.
The Oregonian, under the
caution of "Silence the Doubt
era," points out some truths that
should bo remembered. There
should not be, and in fact there
is no room for doubt now. We
are in the tight to win, and win
wo shall. No other thought
should enter the head of any
one. If there has been doubt
of the nature mentioned in the
Oregonian, that doubt should
be instantly disipated. Let no
man say ono word that will
cause anyone to lose faith in
tho justice of our cause. The
article follows:
Those meticulous citizens who
insist upon tho right to discuss
tho question whether wo are
right in going into war. what
should be our war aims, whether
conscription is constitutional
and whether we should not
mako overtures for an early
peace, would do well to read
what General von Ludcndorf,
tho brains of the German army,
said about tho way in which
modern wars nrc won. He
said that in these days, when
wars aro fought between peo
ples, not between armies, an
enemy people is defeated
through becoming demoralized
as tho consequence of an un
successful nnd disastrous con
flict. and he points to tho break
down of Russia as an example.
Although Russia was actually
winning when Germany pro
duced demoralization by corrup.
ting her ministers, it is no less
truo that demoralization is a
powerful cauBo of defeat. For
that reason all persons who per
sist in continuing discussion of
questions which were decided
when Congress declared war
and adopted conscription arc,
in fact, working for tho enemy.
By inspiring doubt whether wo
ought to have fought, whether
the aims for which we tight
arojiiBt, they help to inspire
tho very demoralization ot which
tho Prussian General spoke.
These doubts might remain sil
ent nt present, but if wo should
sutler n serious rovorsc, they
would becomo vocal and would
spread. They would make the
people restive under tho sacri
fices of war nnd unwilling to
mako further sacrifice. They
would weaken the will, nnd
therefore, tho never nnd tho
arm, of our soldiers in battle,
and thus might turn victory in
to defeat.
" lhrico is he armed that hath
his quarrel just." By tho same
rule, ho who doubts the justice
of tho quarrel in which ho is
engaged has alrcadv been moro
than half disarmed. Such doubts
have disarmed Russia. He who
spreads such doubt in America
is an enemy, for ho does tho
work Von Ludendorf sees to be
a means of our 'defeat. Ho
should be silenced.
Work Being Rushed
Two hundred men were nt
work on the big spruco mill
which is being constructed at
Vancouver barracks last week.
Excavations are moro than
half completed for the concrete
foundations on which the big
Slant will rest, and men were
usy preparing tho timbers for
tho floor. Teams and trucks
were delivering sand and gruvel
for the concrete work and, it
will be only a few days until
tho big building, which is ap
proximately 400 by 500 feet in
size, win taxe snape. in au
dition to tho soldier workers
who were busy on the building,
tho S.. P. & S. had a largo con
struction crew at work extend
ing the private spur track
which now enters the barracks
for a distance of 2500 feet to
reach the new millsite. The
work is being done under the
supervision of army officers and
so far most of the labor employ
ed is national army recruits
sent here from the East. Ab
stract.
If you want job printing done
don't overlook us. Wo want to
do all the printing for St. Johns
neonle. For commercial print
ing this office is well equipped
and we know how to do it.
Prices are lower than the same
class of work is done in Port
land, because our expenses are
less. Any support along tho
Erinting line that any citizen or
usinesa man can give us will bo
highly appreciated. Please don't
forget.
For sa e Modern six room
house, close in; terms. Call at
this office.
To the Editor: In reading n
late issue of your esteemed
naner. I notice you mention a
number of things in which your
community stands in need and
I nm glad that you included nn
opera house in the list. Hav
ing for many years been en
gaged in various theatrical
enternrises and having been
associated with some of the
leading organizations theatri
cal. I would like to endorse the
position you take so far as an
opera house is concerned, it
seems to me that this commun
ity enn not well afford to bo
without so potent a factor to
tho welfare of your part of the
city. Hundreds of men nro em
ployed in this section nnd hun
dred of families are perforce
obliged to travel Bcveral miles,
by trolley on n none too well
serviced lino to enjoy tho re
creation that tho theatre affords.
This is greatly to tho detriment
of your commercial interests,
not nlono in tho amount of
money diverted from your com
munity to tho other sections of
tho city for theatrical pleasures,
although that' is a greater item
than tho avorago person real
izes, but many dollars nro daily
and nightly spent for other
things because of the fact that
ono must go to Portland for
tho nbovo montioned recrea
tion. This nsscrtion is, I be
lieve, plain to the most casual
observer. Many, many dollnrs
that should find their way into
the coffers of tho. business men
of St. Johns aro slipping nwuy
to the business institutions west
of tho Willnmotto. This ought
not to bo nnd need not be if the
proper energy is put lorth in
the right direction. Let me
llustrato tho point I desire to
moke. At present I am prepar
ing for a big production of
comic opera, a benefit perform
ance for ono of your local fra
ternal organizations. To witness
and enjoy this entertainment
tho portion of the public most
vitally intereoloif in its pre
sentation must journey many
miles in an overly crowded
street enr, poorly heated, and
moro poorly ventilated, must
and will mako this journey bo
cause to properly present the
attraction I am obliged to have
suitable place in which to
present it. Is it not fair to
assumo that a largo amount of
money will bo diverted from
this section over nnd nbovo
tho cost of attending tho en
tertainment. I think thnt it
is. This is to be regretted al
though it can not well bo
a voided. Now, Mr. Editor, I
would mako a suggestion that
meeting of tho prominent
business men of your town be
arranged for, and tho needs
of your community discussed
and 1 nm sure that much good
would result from such a meet
ing. The other various enter
prises you mention nro all of
them of great benefit to any
community, and I feel certain
that un open discussion of your
needs will awake enthusiasm
that will eventually bring you
tho good things desired. For
a nominal investment a nno
opera house could bo erected
here and a tirst class notei, in
which you aro sadly in need,
could be erected in connection
with it, thereby killing two
birds with ono stone. Tho
Western Union would bo glad to
be included in the samo build
ing and the hospital nnd laun
dry and other things would
surely follow in tho natural
course of events. I would like
to hear what some of your
leading business men think
along this line, and I would
suggest that you interview them
and publish their sentiments.
Thankinc you for tho courtesy
of publishing my views, I beg
to remain, Yours for the better
ment of St. Johns.
A Booster.
Residents of St. Johns having
taxes and city liens to pay in
Portland can mako their pay
ments without inconvenience by
aval ing themselves of our ser
vices. We will nay same and
secure your receipt without in
convenience to you. Fee, 25
cents. References: Any St.
Johns Bank. Peninsula Title,
Abstract and Realty Co., by H.
Henderson, Manager: 402 North
Jersey street.
For Sale Five room cottage,
modern conveniences, close in,
fine river view, paved street,
sewer, nice garage, fine corner
50x100 lot. Going to leave city,
must sell soon. Price 2500. S.
W. Rogers, 202 N Jersey street.
Yes sir, all six of our boys
have gone; this here's a picture
of Jim, six foot one in his stock
ing feet, the rest were taller
than him except Baby Bill, who
was five foot ten, and we thought
the runt would stay at home
with us. but the little cuss ups
and inarches away. Tiiis is tho
likeness of Bill, the runt, our
baby, just twenty-one. And I'll
tell you, stranger, he's got the
grit and knows how to handle a
gun. Yes, I know they may
all get killed "somewhere over
there" in tho pit, but Martha
and me arc proud of
proud of the
that the boys arc doing their
bit. llus one is Snm, our old-
est lad. Let's sec, he's six foot
r
and two, bono and sinew nnd
lightning quick, and trusty and
brave and truci Sam slartcd
tho thing when ho volunteered
n the city one night last fall,
and when ho como home in his
uniform that settled tho thing
for all. It was mighty hard to
sec them go, but wo had to do
our share, so our six boys arc
defending the flag at tho front
over there somewhere. " Tins
picture hero is four years old,
it's n photograph of our Lew,
he's just the likeness of me,
they say, along about sixty-two
when I volunteered this ono
is Walt, tho other ono is Nick's
and I'll bet no parents in al
the land havo given n nobler six
than these boys of our hearts,
boys of our lives, boys of our
blood and bono who arc fighting
the fight in tho trenches while
wo wait at homo alone. The
runt, that's Bill, wo thought
he'd stay, but ho heard tho bug
le call, so ho volunteered and
when they went off, why tho
runt ho lead them all, and wo
jiiBt felt a sweet sad pain, but
wo did not plead nor sigh when
wo saw our stalwart ladB march
forth to tho field to fight, and
die. Wo smiled und snid:
"God bless you boys," nnd as
tho bugle blew wo waved faro-
well to six bravo men who
were willing to dnro and do.
And, stranger, when the
breezes wuft to our cars, tho
buglo's blare, our hearts aro
fighting with them in tho
trench "out there somewhere."
Sit up. stranger, und havo a
bito: let's see, this is "Hoovory
day" nnd wo got no ment, but
sit right uo nnd wo'll mako
out nny way. I'm not un ud-
vocato of war; I'd much rather
peaco would reign, I'd rather
sec tho Hold grow green than
glow with a crimson stain, but I
never could see thnt flag hauled
down by u war mad kaiser's
hand nnd tho rack of his desola
tion spreud throughout nil Free
dom's land. I'd givo six more
sons if I could, for Liberty and
right, to see that (lag forover
float on Freedom's mountain
height- free nnd untrnmmoled
as tho wind above my native
hills that'B why our boys aro
at tho front to fight tho fight
that kills tho tyrant hands that
fain would bind tho sordid
chains of slaves around tho
limbs of liberty. Not while Old
Glory wnves. Each passing
moment, hour nnd day we
breath a fervent prayer for
thoso who fight in honor's namo
"somewhere over there."
But stranger, why are you ut
home, nnd you so young in
years? Beg your pardon a thous
and times. So you'ro ono of
tho volunteers and on your way
to tho training camp to fight
for Freedom's sake? Havo some
moro o' tho chicken, son: givo
mo your hand to shako. That's
right, let Martha shako your
hand- go on, fill up your plate
no, you'll not go on tonight
for it s getting dark and ate.
You're made of the real Ameri
can stuff Martha, let's givo
three cheers to the stranger
whose on h 8 way to France.
ho's one of tho volunteers. 1
wish that every American lad
would act like you, and mine,
and go to tho flag and not be
a drag on them in tho battle
line. And 1 think they will.
Say, if you see Bill, or Jim, or
bam or Lew. ten them Martha
and Si said to fight and die for
old Ked, White and Blue. Good
bye, boy, good luck attend, our
blessing and our prayer, and a
message of lovo to the stalwart
six in the big "out there some
where." Chas. L. Gant.
If are looking for a finely
located home, modern, and ad
joining the business district of
St. Johns, and have $500 to pay
down, wo can direct you to the
owner. The balance may be paid
on satisfactory terms. If you
want a good home, cull in.
Now is tho time to buy.
, Not th UmI on your fr.
Six or eight more new gov
ernment steamers, said to rp
prcsent an expenditure between
$3,000,000 and $4,000,000, aro to
bo constructed by the Peninsula
Shipbuilding company. Con
tract for building thorn have
been awarded by tho United
States shipping board. F. C.
Knapp, president of the com
pany, returned yesterday from
Washington, D. C, where he
spent the best part of two
months. Ho snid this morning
that he now has a sufficient
amount of business on hand to
factfkeep his yards running ;to enpa-
city until along
in tho early
part of 1919.
f I..
Previously tho compnny had
contracts from tho government
for tho construction of eight
stenmors. Tho now vessels arc
to be of the same sizo and class
as those the company has been
building. They aro known ns
tho Peninsula type und wcro
designed by Mr. Knapp and
other representatives of the
company. Tho capacity of each
is 4000 tons. uUU tons larger
than tho standardized wooden
government steamers.
"Easterners arc beginning to
realize," says Mr. Knapp,
"that tho Pacific Northwest
soon is to bo tho center of tho
great shipping industry of tho
country. Tho indications nro
that f rom now on tho wooden
vessels for tho emergency fleet
corporation will be turned out
on this coast."
The Peninsula Shipbuilding
company began building wooden
vosols n year before tho united
Statea entered into tho world
war. Except for the St. Helena
Shipbuilding company, it is tho
pioneer wooden shipbuilding
concern on the river. Already
it has turned out u large amount
of both privato nnd government
tonnage. But from the day war
was declared tho company has
been building ships for Undo
Sum nnd no ono else.--Wednesday's
Telegram.
The Week of Prayer
Tho churches of St. Johns
unito in observing the weok of
irayer. Uho program is as fol
ows: Monday. Decernbor !U At
Evangelical church, topic,
"Thanksgiving and Confes
sion," Watch Night servico
following.
TucBdny. Janunry 1 At Bap
tist church. "Tho Church Uni
versal, tho 'Ono Body' of Which
Christ is tho Head."
Wednesday. January 2 At
Christian church, "Nations and
Their Rulers."
Thursday. Jnnuury 3--At Me
thodist church. "Families.
Schools, Colleges and the
Young."
iTidny. January 4 At Con-
gregntionnl church, "Homo Mis
sions, Christian Sympathy be
tween Emu oyors and Employ
ed." All services at 7:45 p. m.
Buy Thrift Stamps
Tho Government's War Sav
ings Plan is a plan by which
you can lend small savings to
your government ut four per
cent interest, compounded
quarterly. You lend to your
Government by the purchase
of War savings certificates and
thrift stamps. A war savings
certificate costs $4.12, if pur
chased this month or next tho
cost to advance ono cent each
succeeding month during 1918.
On January 1. 1923. the certifi
cate will mature and the Gov
ernment will pay you $5 for it.
A thrift stamp is a stamp cost
ing 25 cents to ho. nnnlieri in
payment for a war suving certi
cfiute. It does not earn inter
est, its purpose being to help
purchasers to accumulate in 25
cent pieces, tho amount neces
sary to pay for a war savings
cert ficate. War savings certifi
cates and thrift stamps can bo
purchased at your pqstoflico,
from your city or rural carrier,
at your city banks, and from
your merchants and other auth
orized agents.
Mrs. M. (J. Some announces
that she still has somq homes
for sale on easy installments.
If she cannot be found at her
office, 510 N. Jersey street, call
at her home, 012 Allegheny
street, bhe says she has a num
ber of fine homes for sale, adv.
Rose Cream is best for winter
.hups. Currin Says So,
Following is a list of those
from St. Johns who have enlist
ed in Uncle Sam's service and
who are now at tho different
training camps. We probably
overlooked some, as it is ex
ceedingly difficult to learn them
all. So if you know of any
overlooked, will you kindly fur
nish their names, so that they
may bo added to St. Johns Roll
of Honor.
TnylorM. Whitmorc. Athill
W. Irvine, Denno H. Knowles,
Earl II. Knowles. Theodore
Bugbcc, H. Byron Poff, Armand
Olin, Claude E. Harris, Russell
Poff, R. P. Galloway, Chas. E.
Garlick, Murne Donaldson,
iGlcnn Haskell, Ray Clark, Ben-
rr . ... n r ? . . i i i . .)
jainin owan, iiuuun martin,
Leon Sorber. Donald Strickland,
Lowell Anderson, John LaVillctt,
Frank L. Thompson, Orin Lear,
Hal J. Davis. Donnld N. Trow
bridge, Bert Larson, Alan Ruth
erford, Homer Plnskctt, Henry
Brandenburg, J. W. Welch, Dn
vid Bowo. Clydo Heath, Wnlter
Mayer, Fred Scmalling, John
Boggs, Ernest Johnson, Hiram
Eatingcr, Kenneth Simmons,
Thornton Toole, Eugene Hiatt,
Dowo Walker, August Jensen,
Ray Mycr, Walter Pcurson, El
mer Muplcs, Roy Gngnon, Har
old and Arthur Holcomb, Lester
D. and Basil B. Smith, Bryant
Kilkenny, Paul Rude, Emory
Gillmore, Lewis Wirth, Harold
Meredith, Ray Hawkins, Hugh
Ward, Kindlo C. Snttorlce, Gor
don and Wilbur Boilinger, Zelta
Rice. John O'Neill, Harry Tru
man, Frank Green, Walter Rick
son, Frank Whitney, Thomas
Reynolds, Cnrlylo Cunningham,
Percy Smith, Frank Whitney, ,
Arthur C. Clark, Alphonso Fox,
Hurry O. Hughes, Geo. Downey,
Thos. E., Edwnrd G. and Ingolf
WillikBon. F. Edward labcll,
Graham Moxon, G. Lincoln Fas
sett, Harloy Manning, Grovcr
Carroll, Clydo Miller. Adolph
Aschcr, John Bncoy, Wm. Moo,
Albort Hydc.Recd Chamberlain,
Ray Vnndorbcck, Richard Har
loy, Cecil Magone, Frank Bug
bcc, ivnn ruber, ucrt bund-
strom, Gail Perrine, Normnn
Nelson. Grovcr Bnrron, Harry
J. Simmons.
Will Build on Old Site
On tho site of the ancient
shipbuilding yards, where
Jacob Komm and other famous
pioneers worked, now ships will
bo built within a short time.
Articles of incorporation for the
Oceanic Shipbuilding Compuny
havo just been filed: tho capital
Btock is $125,000 and the incor
porators aro IS. K. knebo, for
mer treasurer of tho I'cninsuiu
Shipbuilding Compnny, und at
ono time u prominent Idaho
banker; P. B. Grunt and At
torney B. u. bkulason. Wood
en ships will be constructed on
tho five acre site secured by tho
company at Milwaukie. uitorts
will bo mndo to build vessels
for tho government, but if these
plans fall through tho compuny
will construct ships for privato
contracts in sight and these tho
new company can secure if tho
government does not wish to
givo tho company nny busi
ness.
Obstacles Removed
Portland's physical obstacles
to shipping havo been removed.
Today tho minimum depth of
tho channel at tho ontranco to
tho Columbia River is nearly 41
feot, from a width of more than
1000 feet. Tho uniform depth
of tho channel between Port
land and tho seu is in excess of
30 feet. These facts aro of
stupendous importance to Port
land, ns thoy mean that the big-
est ocean carriers now can havo
easy ingress to and from this
port. This great channel de
velopment, obtained nt the ex
penditure of millions of dollars,
means that i'ortland has within
its immediate grasp a tremen
dous opportunity for maritime
trade. That great opportunity
will bo capitalized and Portland
will make its destiny as a world
port as secure as the great hin
terland that will continue to
pour its wealth and products to
this city in ever increasing
volume.
Telephone orders given prompt
and careful attention, Give us
a trial for quality. Grocery
prices always right. Alex S,
Scales-Phono Col. 210.
Patronize tho homo merchunt,