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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1919.
An Immense Affair
The exercises attending the
dedication of Pier No. 1 at the
St. Johns terminal last Saturday
afternoon was a most interesting
and gratifying affair. A vast
concourse of people gathered to
see and to henr. It is said that
at least 500 autos were in
evidence. Besides the free atito
service by St. Johns auto own
era between Fessenden street
and the terminal, a special train
was run from the Portland depot
. 1 r I i -
wiiuouc cnarge. mianes u,
Moorcs, president of the Dock
Commission, Mayor Baker and
Jonh McCourt led in the speech
making, all of which was of a
very optimistic nature. The
Multnomah Guard Band rendered
some delightful music. Gover
nor Olcott was uniiblo to he pre
sent and address the assemblage,
us he had plunned to do.
The immensity of the elevator
and pier system was a revelation
to many of the guests. Few
realized that it had reached such
huge proportions. The West
Munham, which was ready to bo
loaded, t wai open to all, and a
constant stream of people passed
through it. Just astern of the
West Munham were lying the
wooden steamers Aiken and
Anthera, products of the Grunt
Smith-Porter yard and owned by
the Shipping board. The public
was privileged logo aboard both
Mr. Moored, in his opening
address stated: "We propose
that the world especially the
Pacific coust portion of it, will
understand that hereafter it
shall have to reckon with Port
land. The land on which this
terminal is loeuted was purchased
at u cost of $137,000. It com
prises un area of 153 acres, while
the combined area of all of the
other terminals is less than 23
It is an unfortunate situation
that the water frontage in the
main harbor in not the property
of the stato or municipality and
that prices arc practically pro
hibitive. A frontago of 1075
feet at the Fiftcenthstrcct term
inal, a site that univerally favor
ed, cost $970,000 after wo hnd
tested tho value of the locality
in n condemnation suit. The
total frontage of tho other term
inals is 31(U feet, while that of
the St. Johns terminal alone is
2500 feet and that will be in
creased to uenrly 9000 feet when
our pier and slip construction
development is completed."
The speaker directed attention
to tho channel width of 1G00 feet,
and said the acreage in the rear
of the property atforded excellent
industrial sites. He said the
covered portion of tho pier, G00
feet long, had a width of 180 feet,
and that soon tho length would
be increased to 1500 feet and the
slip along side tho pier will be
tho same length. He said the
channel depth and that of the
slip were in line with the channel
project to the sea, 30 feet. Pior
No. 2 which is to be immediately
developed, said Mr. Moores,
would have an area of 322,000
feet of cover, about eight acres,
and later developments might
include coal bunkers and a dry
dock. Ho spoke of the grain
elevator nearby, with its operat
ing house 4(ixlG8feotaud 178 feet
high; also the storage annex,
105x136 feet and 100 feet high.
The track shed is 151 feet in
length. A detailed description
was given of methods to be
employed bundling grain and
the machinery installation.
Mr. Moores declared the judg
ment of the commission in select
ing the site was indorsed by ex
perts and practical men at home,
in the government service and
in the shipping servjea of coast
cities. "The Portland of the
future cannot be built through
the narrow bounds of the Port
landof the past." hesaid. "The
village and provincial concep
tions of yesterday must give way
to broader views and vaster
The matter of the subsidence
of the elevator buildings was
touched on. Mr. Moores said
that five engineers were now
engaged in working out a solu
tion, with assurances of a
Attractive programs were
issued by the Portland Ad Club,
upon which appeared the follow
ing data concerning the St. Johns
Acreage of site, 155 acres; front
age, 2500 lineal feet.
Pier No. 1, completed. 1200 feet
long and 220 feet wide.
Slip No. 1. completed, 1200 feet
long and 280 feet wide.
Pier No. 1 and Slip No. 1 to be
lengthened to 1500 feet.
Pier No. 2, soon under con
struction as open pier; 1500
feet longand 220 feet wide:
Total area of pier under shed,
186,600 square feet. This will
Letter From Turkey
Constantinople, Turkey. Mar.
2, 1919. Dearest Mother and
Father; Little do you realize
what 1 am doing or where I am
and when 1 relate some of my
doings you will no doubt be
surprised. We arrived here
two weeks ago this coming Tues
day, laid in the harbor until
eleven a. m. and then went to
Dirinje to unload our cargo.
You can get out the ntlus and
perhaps tell exactly where I am.
You will notice a small bay south
und east of Constantinople known
as the bav of Ismlt. Tho town
of Ismitisoneof thooldest cities
n the world and located nt the
nwl nf Hi in lint, n::. .);,. .!...,..
-in villa nuj, Ull IIIUJU IO lllllU i
miles west of Ismit. Just riiir-l
ing the Inst two months have
Armenians been nble to return
to their homes in that sector.
We arrived there at five thirty
p. in. und luid at anchor during
fie night, the followng morning
ut eleven wo pulled along side
the -pier and at two 1 was appoint
ed petty ollicer of the guurd.
Every ship thut comes in must
put some men ashore to guard
the warehouses. The following
day I was relieved of said job
and detailed to shore duty in the
warehouse helping the Armen
ians Relief Society Near East, to
straighten out the stores. This
I did for two days then Mr.
Bryan, Lieut. Commander in
charge of the Port, put me in
churgu of nil the hands to see that
the helpers kept the slings load
ed, etc., some job, 21 hour on
and then 21 hours on. In plain
English I didn't grab any sleep.
Then on tin 27 lie detached me
from the Western Belle and I now
am stationed at Dirindjo, 1 sup
pose for some time. At least at
noon on tliu 27tli he told me
choose a man. The two of us
were to guard a cargo of milk of
twelve hundred cases to Con
stantinople. The other lad is an
Armenian by birth ami under
stands Turkish as well as his
native language. Wo wero each
given a Colt with thirty rounds
of nmunitlon, two rifles with
seventy rounds, belts, bayonets
and forty-eight hours tatioiiB.
Mr. Brynntoldmel wns the "tin
God" of this packet and to take
any moans I desired to got this
milk here. Believe me it was
some ship, some sixty feet long
about ten foot beam and draws
probably two feet of water load
ed. Tho old Turk thut owns it
used to live in tho Black Sen, hut
business wasn't sulilcluntly
largo to make a living for he and
his two sons, so they came to
Constantinople. At G p. in. we
wero suppose'! to leave, but he
said no, because ho feared a,
storm. At two o'clock a. mu. wei
pulleu out; good breeze and she
sure did make knots. At six)
tho wind died down, just twenty
five miles or half way to Con
stantinople, so the youngsters
got in tho small boat and pro
ceeded to bo a tug. Thero miles
we travel ed this way, thon we
picked n good gale and nt four
thirty anchored at the Havnr
Pasha R. R. Depot. With the
aid on an English Sergeant I
menaced to find a telephone and
called tho American Consul. At
ten n. ni. two KiiordB from tho
Scorpion arrived, which relieved
Chips and 1 of our :our on ana
four o eunrd duty. AillK uere
is worth thirty dollars a case and
the Turks don't hesitate to
pinch anything they can, so wo
were forced to guard it night and
day. Yesterday about two p. m.
a Lime Launch gave us a tow.
Now we are anchored along side
the Naking, a converted launch
once belonging 10 a weauuy
Yankee that ved n Scotland,
now here guarding American in
terests. Last night the anchor
watch of the Nahma kept an eye
t i r i 11
on our pacKei, so L.nips mm i
sftjpt aboard her. How long wo
are to remain here I have? no idea,
but we have hopes of going back
tomorrow' by rail. 1 expect to
go to the Consul myself in the
morning and explain that we are
needed there as soon as possible,
sol am living in hopes. Loving
ly, your Son, Glenn Davis.
be increased to 348.G00 square
feet when pier i3 completed.
General cargo capacity of Pier
No. 1, when completed, 37,000
Pier No. 2. when completed.
will have storage for" ten million
feetof lumber. At this terminal,
when completed, 14 vessels 500
feet long can be berthed at one
time and there will be placement
for 450 cars.
Channel at this terminal is
1600 feet wide dredged to 30 feet
at low water.
Capacity of grain elevator, 1,
Two vessels can be loaded with
bulk grain atone time at the rate
of 20,000 bushels per hour.
When the Lads Return
When the soldier lads como bnck
In their oversea caps and riding
And people come from far
And give them greoting with
smile and tear,
WilUhey stop right there, their
In these brave boys who have
fought and blod,
That we who greet them might
In this beautiful, wonderful land
of thu free?
Or will they say, as some
a, t, it I I, I.
Wh.? th. b.ovs ar0, n 1 mh'
mey ve ueen cioint'd anu leu,
And I would have gone if I only
But I had to stay homo and chop
Or maybe they'll say, "itmust
To go over there' and light the
They certainly wero all treated
And all they had to do was to
But I'll tell you, old man, when
you'vu hud your say,
That thu life of a soldier is not all
When the wuter's scarce und the
food is bad,
And u warm place to sleep in not
to be had,
Then homo und mother looks
If you do not havo to stay home
und bring in tho wood.
So lot's give them credit for
what they've done,
They've all been heroes, every
And don't forgot the bravo young
TKADU AT HOMK SO VOUIl MON'KY WON'T ROAM
I Why Waste Time and Car Fare
HY TRADING DOWN TOWN
llvvo lire ii tow ttV my n'rtwH Cum yuuliftil tl.vm,
X fiMify vimnltlorutt, nny ftliivi In I'urt html
t Heavy llliie Work Sliitti Smh-UI f M
1 MrfckhiHwd, .. UKtilnrly f 10.00 Now 8 2.'.
t Covvrnlhi " l.fiO " It 7ft
)l!! OvwulU-SjmciHl " SUN " 2.i:
J Vtot Ovewll " jew ' S.W)
GujwHturtf OvkuIU M MJU " K.OO
Jlimjwm " 2 IW " I Wl
t IMh' IVtHl'U-ilrvw a 60 - 'H
Alwvr ('.(trmtiiU hi "Iluivy Grinl- l'iilm MmWr"
Clillilmi Tt-iinU Hum oitlv KV
X Trout ruling Hoot $r.75 Jtiul 7.25
! Suits Sponged and neatly Pressed 75c
TUP RA I him AT MAN
202 N. JERSEY ST. Open Evonlnge
Autlionul Kcsl'Hnt UiUr
The Royal. Tailors
And get out and rustlo them all
They nil doservo that much at
They sometimes fasted when we
had a food.
So let's get busy and sou that
All get a job, and docent pay.
For when they have como back
from n rightoous war,
That was fought, on a far oil'
And the least wo can do, is the
best we can.
For nothings too cood for the
Perry G. Beliou.
New Books, at Library
enm(l vou. i,nnW nt qt Inhni
Havward C B -Automobile
A finmnroliPiiRivn nnnlvqiq nf lin
mK k J.rln& f
electricity. A texbook for wire-
men and the electrical trades.
Beach, Rex. Winds of
Chance. A thrilling tale of the
Alaskan gold rush.
Montgomery, S. M. Anne's
house of dreams. An equal to
Anne of Green Gables and Anne
Richards, L. E. Daughter of
John. Story of an orphan girl,
who returns to her childhood
home to earn hor own living and
the strange way she does it.
For Sale Overland Country
Club automobile, in first cjas3
condition. Inquire at this office.
High School Notes
"Mice and Men, "a comedy in
four nets was presented to the
community by the Senior Class
April 11 and 12. The auditorium
was crowded to full capacity botji
nights. Although tho piny svas
a very difficult one, it was staged
in a very satisfactory manner.
The audience would Inugh en
thusiastically at tho antics of
Kit. or bo properly sympathet
ic with Mr. Embury in his dis
appointments, especially in the
final scene. Peggy, Mr. Embury,
Mr. and Mrs. Goodlnko. Cant.
Lo.'ell, Kit, Peter, and Mrs. De
borah deserve worthy mention,
having played their parts very
true to life. The orphans and
their fussy attendants also called
forth tumtscd comment from the
audience. The buccoss of tho
play was not due alone to the
cast, but to the ull'orts of the
whole Senior clnss, and to the
very able coaching'of Mrs. Drury
The Columbia Track Meet was
not very successful from the
view point of Jnmes John. Rich
ard Girt won his heat in the high
liurdlos, but wlmn he started off
for the finals he slipped. He
started again and came out third
anyway. Every one that wit
nessed the relay race will admit
thut James JoIui'h part in it was
a heart breaker. , Richard Girt
started olf with the speed of a
deer and in no time he was way
in the lend. Dick 'gave the stick
to .lower and the way Jower "ate
thu dirt" was a miracle. Jower
gave tho stick to "Furry" John
son and Johnson went around
thu tracks without slackening
up n bit. By this time they were
in the lead but when "Larry"
got around he gave thu stick to
IlftrviulLuno. Lane, who does
not prolond to bo a sprinter, soon
lost out: two men passed him up
and he took third. Tho inter
clnss track meet will be held
April 25, and all hoys making the
rocords which .Mr. Cumpboll has
posted will Iihw their way paid
to Corvttllis to nttond a truck
moot there. Tho seventh term
jers will undoubtedly win the
nieer-bucHUse they hnvo material
'enough to win tho Interscholas
I tie track meet.
The Interachohistic truck meet
will be held MAy 2!l. Richard
Girt will prolwU.ly tnke tho hifch
hurdlos and if the boys will get
out and work Jamas John can
probably tako a number of othor
The Junior Wook End at Ore.
gon Agncult.iral College has
aroused great interest among
the boys of James John and more
'especially, the track men. This
your's promise to ho one of the
'08t "rwsful "week ends"
over "pulled ohV' High Schools
ton. UUllOrnia UllU UrOgOU Will
' is to intact hih school stuclonta
states in the Agricultural
College. It is tho occasion of
the "Frosh"-Sophomore tug-of-war,
the destroying of the green
caps worn by I'Yeshmen, and for
the big interscholastic track
Some of the men from our
school who expect to attend ara
Richard Girt, Harvey Lano, Joe
Jower, August Meyors, Donald
Schafor and Hugh Whislor.
One swallow doos not make a
summer, but one swallow of our
SPRING TONIC will make you
feel as if summer was here.
CURRIN SAYS SO.
City Hall Doings
A petition wns filed with tho
city council last week for an ap
propriation of $2500 for the en
tertainment of the visiting mem
bers of the Mystic Shrine, pro
viding that the convention is
held in Portland in 1920.
Everett Marion, n member of
tho Orcgoninn stall, has been
appointed secretary of tho Civil
Service Commission in the place
of O. C. Bortzmeyer, who has
resigned to take charge of the
Salvation Army finnncinl camr
paigns, which they expect to
wage throughout tho Northwest.
Mr. Bortzmeyer is to direct
these drives, and as ho has had
previous experience with the
army in war work, there will be
no trouble in making it a success.
Mr. Marion was also formerly
assistant city editor of tho Tele
gram, and has had wide exper
ience in the newspaper field on
the Const. He is well (nullified
to fill the position. bcingtquipp
ed with a high standing of ethics
as to the requirements of what
should constitute the best moans
of securing elllcient services for
the city. And we might state
it is seldom the case that news
paper men fail to make good no
matter in what undertaking they
Commissioner Perkins' resolu
tion, introduced several weeks
ago in regard to bettering educa
tional facilities in Portland, bus
has taken hold in thu council and
has been the means of a com
mittee being appointed to in
vostigntu the possibilities of
linking the high schools and the
proposed University of Portland.
Reed College is said to have
oirerod an endowment of $50,000
to tho maintenance of such an
institution, tho remainder to be
supplied by a tax of .2 mills
leveled on thu people of the city.
Thi school would ho intended for
Portland's students to acquire
an education at the lowest poss
iblo cost and would allow them
to pay their way through school
while being employed.
Commissioner Perkins esti
mates that thu cost of such an
institution would be about $150,
000, and should the committee
finally npprovo of this expense
it will bo one of tho biggest
assets to the city from a financial
us well as an educational stand
point, and would be the menus
of bringing thousands of stud
ents to tho city.
Tho regular weekly calendar
of tho city council containing
matters of groat importance, will
bo larger this week than it has
been for many months. The
primary reason for tho number
of items -on tho calendar to bo
considered is the decree issued
soverul weeks ago by Com
missioner Barbur, thut ho would
refuse to vote in favor of con
sidering any moasuroof business
not placed upon thu calendar in
the regular way. Ho said that
ho would oppose tiny thing and
everything which appeared be
fore tho council under thu so-called
four-fifths rule. Horniftor
thu Commissioners will have to
prepare their business by Satur
day noon in order to pass it
through in the rngulnr manner
thut is if Mr. Barbur remains
firm in his contention. "Al
though 1 am not anxious to begin
controversy," said Commission
er Perkins, "I do considor Mr.
Barbur's stand very childish. If
tho city council is to function
only once a week it might bu
well to revert to the old syutum
of government, as it was intend
ed that thu City Commissioners
rcmuin on the job constantly. 1
hnve found that very often im
portant matters come before the
council one day previous to tho
regular council meeting, and if
Mr. Barbur's rule is to bo follow
ed consistently it will alwoys be
lmnoss b e to cons der these mat
ters until more than a week has
elapsed, and this delay is accom
panied by u loss of cash to the
NoU Xhm label on your paper,
Two Modern Cottars of four rooms each. These are
fine little homes for two people. They are close to the In
dustries being numbered 503 Oswego and GOG Hudson St.
The Oswego street property is on a lot 50xG0and the Hud
son street 40x100.
Either of these can be bought just like paying rent.
While you are paying rent waiting for Heal Estate to come
down you will pay enough to oil'set the difference land it
may not come clown) and get nothing. Those houses are
priced at the cost a year ago and all building material
and labor have increased in price since then.
Bonham & Currier.
light Globes at
Save money- wear ROGERS'
hoavy Coveralls, $3.75. Three
doors north picture show.
Switches made from comb-ings.-Mrs.
Hill, (515 East Tyler
street ; phone Columbia 783. 25
Kodak finishing of tho quality
kind. CURRIN SAYS SO.
Woman wants position to do,
general housework. Cull Col-'
Lots plowed und harrowed; $2
for one lot and $1 for each
additional lot. Phone Columbia
1 ... re nhould bo u KODAK on
ovi.y i Mh ir. CURRIN SAYS
For Rent- Two acres of land,
near water funks, St. Johns, for
$10 pur aero. Tract nitty bo di
vided if desired. Edmondson &
Co., phone Columbia 92.
Exchange $501) equity in new
five room modern bungalow for
good vacant lot; you pay balaucu
monthly. McKinuuy; phone
Columbia 2. l'.Hf.
VICTROLA NO. XI Al nix
double dine records( 12 selections)
S record Miliums, record brush,
irmmIIi' and all uccusHorios for
$130.10; miy RI down und $13
per month. CURRIN SAYS SO.
For Sale Six room modern
hniiNf, full lil. full cement bane
ment. 5 mill, walk from cont.M
of St. Johns ; price $2000. part
cash. Call 110 Dickons struct.
Early caliblmge plants, head
lettuce plume and kalu plants
now ready for planting in your
garden. These plants havo boon
hardened outside. - - Beckett's
Greenhouse, North Kellogg
street; phone Columbia 401. 23
For Saht-1915 Overland;
(leclrlc lights, startur, power
tire pump, shock absorbers, good
liroti and in good mechanical
condition. Will demonstrate.
Price $375. Call evenings Col
Notice in huroby given that 1
will not lw iMiKtmilbh fur any
debt con true tod by any ouu in
my name. C. L. Hardin, 203 N.
Jersoy, phonu Columbia 971. 23
For Sale or Trade for City Pro-perty-
154 'acre. 10 acres in
cultivation, 25 hIiihIumI and burn
ed, fivu room modern bungalow,
good barn, running watur, good
orchard; clogo to R. R. station
und six in lotstouood town, (will
H(HJ South Jersey htrcot, or Mar
Would you In uhlo to moot
your financial obligation and at
the same time re extahlliih jour
home should your property be
di-stroyod by firu? W write all
lines of insurance. I.t uh quolu
you rutee, Peninsula Security
Who ii your druggist? Havo
you used enro in his vhoieu? It
mi-Nit a lot when ou are sick
and need mtxHufiitrii cumpoundud.
We aru graduate reghitured
iihariuaciMts of considerable x
perienet.. CURRIN SAYS SO.
Ri'sidenti of St. Johns having
taxes and city liei..-, to my in
Portland can make thuir juty
menu without inconvcidonce by
availing thonuwlvos of our ser
vices. Wo will wy hmiii( and
Hccuif your ruooipt v ithout in
tuii t nii tu'o to ym . Fee, 25
cents. References-. Any St.
JohiH Bank. Pomn.iulM Title,
Abstract and Renlt ( i.. by II.
HendeiHon, Manage.; Vt North
ItO (.u(ki Strret
t'linnvfi: W.hmIUwii 20K2; Coltimt.ta &
Mrs. Gabriel Puilfn
I)i.ii-lir mi Prci'lilne, 1 , rn irt Tone
I'lHiH'llietit ntnl CWnt (MoIImii.
l'Hil taiiKlitt.i tk" itl in TrtuM4
1 IMMi LoinUiil ,M. I hoiif OhimbU 18S
Mrs. Prank A. Rice
Tl ( IIKR 1)1'
Violin, Alaiuloliu mid Piano
rM0ll l "tetr tn
SiikIim- Mil W .Mm Mrv t
Ti'rilmiU' CiiIlilliliH !?Mt
l'iiil ni iv Itiiw M'tnt-o 'i ,'. Iinritt
rtlir.tli, ulikti .(1t mike .iil Ii.- iM' itM4
STl'pIO, 215 N. Syrruc Strttt
t'luinr Columbia 302
(I.itiiMititHte of the Royal Acftdtttty
of Mitnio, I.omloti.)
TcnclHN of IMntio
957 limine St. Phone Col. a
I'lHMtf Mrtln Km. Cluml.ln 161
lloitnl nf Tr4e ltu4WeR
SI. lohnt Olfk.-v.Ht. r-mhuwlrt SwarHv C.
Hour, i r m.
W.J. CiMtiqi, M.I'. i:.k S.. l, Mtf.
Drs. Gilstrap & Seely
Physicians and Snrxeottf
Glasses Accurately Fitted
OI'l'KIC 11(11 us
11.00 to 12 M. (H l- K IvS
1 ;'M) tn l;:KI l. M. IVnlii-ule
7:00 tu S:00 I'. M. . iirliy blil
.Hmiility. 11.00 tu 10 .10 A. M.
Dr. Evarl P. Borden
PiiiiilcMH KxtiHction u( Teeth under
Nittottk Oxide ('.
Ollicu INtuiiiftUlN Ihuik bkt. .
Ollltw 4iiu- Col. fttft; rr. idiom- CuL 4T
llonr-lll2 . mi.; I.ikift n.l 7-M.M.
Dr. Herbert I Jones
311 North Joncy Street
Coin ml ia dBt
I'lione Columbia ,17
Uv. ColtiHihiit 1 1 ji
Dr. P. P. SchuUxe
Physician nml Surgeon
Room 10 Pt-iiiiiKtilii Hank llutkli
DR. I.. P. PICKUNS,
Ollk'c Hour to 12 A. M I tt f. K
i'.WMUH I to V
IVmImiI Hunk lllilu
Olfit' l'ln Coluiiiln.. list
Tin- l.-t- lnn I m-ihv 4
rouil. i.llh tlttollln ill pit ill. l lilMli'll'e
luir lining ' 1 iv ' -! ' ! .'H iiIioii.
109 nUULIHCJTOK STREET
Davis Barber Shop
utxl HATH Kii)M."
rt. B.WU. rr''"
10H I'lnl.iilt j Si. Ii.it hi jjue
. ' n
St. Johns Uiidertakine Ci
208 N. .lunc) Street
I'h'.mK Lolumliie MM
AiituuiubiK- IU ir--.
Cet 9uf Pr'iei hkit I hiHui
Mother's New Hornt Ristmw
109 S. Jars my St
Metis. 0c. Shipl.tulUcr'ii I.uuch V
licit I'Ulin I'll..- in St ,'ulnu
MRS. . I lll.lllii-. l'in,rUtrv
PENINSULA HUE 1BS1IACI I HAW H
H. HENDERSON, Manner
402 N. Jttrnty trt
Ab.trm U t Title l'rercl
I'lioiiv COluuiliU Oil)
Wiring, Fixtures and Repairing
C. L. Dearlove
Phone Columbia ii 1673 Wk Ste.
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