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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
St. Johns Best Place of
all for the 1925 Fair
St. Johns Best Place of
all for the 1925 Fair
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1921.
The Best Pair Site of All
Of nil sites mentioned as possi
ble contenders for the bijr 1925
Fair, to the dispassionate and
unprejudiced mind the lower
peninsula must be the most ap
penlinp. Situated as it is at
the confluence of the two great
river3, the Willamette and Col
umbia, and where, indeed the
city of Portland should hao had
its ordinal location, it is ideally
located as a natural and logical
nmpitheatre for the great event
four years hence. The setting
ia magnificent. With navigable
water on either side, green mo
ther earth rolling on every hand,
the lagoons and trreen vcrdnrn
nnd trees and shrubbery abound
ing, anil the snow capped moun
tains rising in their majestic
grantiour in their glistening
robes of white in the distance
seemingly to almost communicate
with the worlds on high, the
view niforded is almost beyond
uoscriotion, and it would re
quiro the master mind of thn
artist and poet combined to do
it full justice.
Besides the wondrous scenir
ry this superb site has other ma
terial advantages that arc far
reaching in their scope. It is
the only site mentioned that is
located to the best advantage
on the world's great water high
way; it is the only site reached
by all the transcontinental rail
roads. It is located adjacent
to our splendid big grain eleva
tor and docks, where there are
no switching chnnrea. which Ih
a big item in itself. And the
city of Portland should purchase
this site of n thousand or as
many more or less acres aa
needed. When the Fair hnd
been concluded it could bo util
ized as industrial sites nnd
leased or sold to manufacturing
concerns at cost. And during
the Fair the land could well be
advertised to bo given over to
manuiaciunng sites wiicn no
longer needed for Fair purposes.
rortiand undoubtedly needs a
well located body of land for
this very purpose, and why not
purchaao this land before the
Fair, which would save a large
sum in rcutal, probably. An
other font u ro that must be ap
pealing is the closo proximity to
the big piers, whero the cost of
handling freight would reach its
lowest uosslblo minimum. Pos
sibly much of the exhibits, from
a distanco would como by wa
ter, or even if it comes by rail,
Currin's For Drugs
Preserve F.ggs Now
While They Are Cheap
I?Bg Keep, Pint 35c
" " J Gallon '..75c
" " Gallon. $1.00
Soap at Lowest
Pnlmollve. 2 for 15c
t Woodbury's Facial 23c
$Cutlcurn Soap 20c
f Resinol Soap. 25c
i Cashmere Boquet.. .10 and 25c
Packer s Tar..... zuc
Others Priced on same Low
I The Victrola-
The Instrument Selected by
the World's Greatest Artists to
give you their
art. Hear Tet
razzini here, be
fore and after
hearing her at
From $25 to $275
Let Us Demonstrate The
trola For You
Portland Manufacturing Co. H
Panels, Berry Boxes, Coffee Drums, Ex
celsior Grape Boxes, Egg Case Stock,
and all kinds of Veneer
FACTORY, FOOT OF RICHMOND STREET
it would make little difference
so far as the handline is con
cerned. It could be handled far
more cheaply and far more read
ily and easily than at any other
So far as transportation of
visitors is concerned, little diffi
culty need bo experienced. With
vessels of all kinds plying the
river all could be accommodated
by water alone, if they so de3ir
ed, and it would make a most
pleasurable mode of travel
With some extension of the tro
ley linos good service could be
afforded, and with the addition
of some street work the way by
auto could readily be made ade
quato and pleasurable. Surely the
splendid view for those coming
by auto along the beautiful Wil
lametto would prove a big adver
tisemcnt in itself. A high bridge
at bt. Johns would not be imnos
sible of accomplishment within
the next three years, -and as it is
practically certain to be con
structed within the next few
years, the time could readily be
advanced to accommodate the
I' air travel. This would afford
a most delightful auto drive-
down one side of the river, cross
the bridge, and return on the
dthcr side. It could also be util
ized for tro ey nurnoses. Par
ticularly convenient for Vancou
ver, which participates in the
Big Fair, would this situ nrove.
both by water and extension of
car line from tho interstato
bridge, which could easily be ac
comulishod. Whilo Havden Is
land, one of the sites mentioned.
is of courao closer to Vancouver,
there is no comparison between
the two sites.
So it seems, if tho pcoplo of
Portland and Vancouver fully ro
alized tho grandnoss and pecu
liarly adptabilly or the situ ai
forded at North St. Johns, there
would bo nothing left but the
shouting: "The Lower Peninsu
la for tho Fair Site." Let all
who have not done so look it
over, and and they will all be
ready to join in tho chorus.
The new eight million gallon
standpipo in tho Vernon district
has been completed, with tho
exception of painting, which
will bo concluded this week.
Tho standnino and baso cost tho
city fifty thousand dollars. Tho
old Vernon standpipo will bo ro
moved to St. Johns.
Men's Cool SIIOKS, Antonio
bile Tire Soles, wear like Iron $3.50
Sulphur Candles 10c
Sponges ...10c to $2
Hug Killer 50c, now 39c
Moth Balls 35c lb.
I)ug Powder. ....... ,10c to 40c
Shaving Sticks Refill 19c
Hind's Honey Altnoud Cream 39c
Pepsodent Tcoth Paste. 45c
Orchard White 89c
Oriental Cream $1.35
Lyon's Tooth Powder 23c
Pebeco Tooth Paste. 89c
Glycothymoliue 25c, 50c, $1
Lydia Piukham's Vegetable
Pierce's Gold. Medical Dis
Bauuie Analgesique Bengue. .69c
THE COMMUNITY CLUB
The St. Johna Community
Club will convene at the Penin
sula Club Rooms next Tuesday
evening. A prominent feature
of the evening will be a basket
dinner. All tho ladies are ex
pected to bring baskets with
contents sufficient for two.
There- will bo no sale of bas
kets, but each basket will be
numbered and duplicate num
bora placed in a receptacle and
the gentlemen will draw. The
owners of tho baskets will have
as partner for taking caeof the
contents of tho basket gentle
men drawing corresponding
numbers. All aro to meet at
tho Peninsula Bank corner not
later than G:30 p. m., whero
transportation will be furnished
for tho drive to the club rooms.
J. no dinner will take place soon
after tho arrival at' the club
rooms. There will be other
features of interest that will be
worth while. Do not fail to at
tend. The Woodmen of tho World
held a most enjoyable open meet
ing Wednesday evening and a
largo number was in attendance.
An excellent and highly interest
ing program was rendered which
consisted of singing, speeches
nnd drills by tho drill teams,
Ihe evening then was given over
to dancing. N. J. Simmons was
presented with an emblem ring
in recognition of faithful nervico
rendered, presented on behalf of
tho l-cal Lodge by Head Mgr.
Wilson, who madu n neat ad
dress. The drills put on by tho
two visiting teams was spendid-
y executed and elicited much
nppluuse. Tho nffnir was an
immense success and was thor
oughly enjoyed by all attending.
Don't send your printing out
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Thev ore recognized as the best
Dress Shirts $1.50
NEKTIES, ARROW COLLARS
Fancy Two-Tone Silk Hosiery, Now
U N D
HATS AND CAPS
THAT FIT YOUR FACE AND POCKETBOOK
GOOD STUFF AT THE RIGHT PRICE
M of tomtit Butting
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Thomas Grlcc, Manager
Office, Col. 527-PHONES-Nhjht, Col. 299 208 N. Jersey St.
FREE USE OF CHAPEL AUTOMOBlCE HEARSE
Night or Day Calls Promptly Answered
WW RENT enables us to give
our customers the benefit of
Very Low Prices.
We guarantee lower prices
We write all kinds of insurance, and believe we can ivc
the people of this community insurance service as good or
better than any ageut in the city.
We have choice securities on band at all times to net an
investor seven and eight per cent.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES '
Our safe deposit vault is fireproof, and is protected with a
thoroughly modern burglar alarm system. lioxes $3.00
to $5.00 per year.
PENINSULA SECURITY CO.
108.South Jersey St Phone Columbia 161
An Interesting Meeting
The Parent and Teachers' As
sociation met in rogular session
at the George school Tuesday,
ADhl 5th, with a large attend
an.ee. There was a short busi
ness meeting at which a contest
among tho various schools was
announced to gain the largest
membership of parents to the
Association in tho ifext two
meetings. The school winning
tho most parent members would
be presented with a banner. All
parents are urgaJ to attend each
session, mere win bo a pro
gram staged by tho Children's
Theatre at tho school Fridny
evening, May bin. A small ad
mission fee will bo charged.
Miss Rundnll, Dean of tho High
School girls of James John, will
give a talk at the next meeting
on uiris' Problems. A very en
joyabie musical program was
rendered nt the lost meeting by
tho Filipino boys from the Port'
land Y. M. C. A, Two educa
tional talks were mado by the
boys on The Geography oi the
Philippines by Vinccrt Leonor.
and Tho Government of the Phil
ippines by Honuc Kcoira. Miss
Sawyer of the St. Johns Public
Library gavo a very interesting
talk on Pooka. In tho absence
of our president, Mrs. timmctt
Blew, who is now visiting in
tho East, the next meeting will
bo presided over by Mrs. Han
sen, tlie vice president, lnero
will be a meeting of the Parent
and Teachers' Association the
first Tuesday of each month nt.
2:30 p. m. at the George school.
Mrs. Frank Woollcy, Secre
Goc two for $1.25
KRDS (or the Kids KOGKRS.
I carry this well known
E R W
THE RAINCOAT MAN
Not a Branch office of any
Portland UudettnkitiK Co.
than you can get in the city
Observations By The Optimist
The people of St. Johns have
a wonderful opportunity to put
bt. Johns on tho map for nli
time to come, and that is by se
curing the World's Fair for 1925.
It can bo done if we will all pull
together and become imbued
with a mighty enthusiasm if
we wiir beeotr. so filled with the
idea that this is tho very best
place for the Fair to bo held we
cannot fail to realize nur ambi
tion. Wo can be liko' Brother
Jasper. He announced one
morning Hint in the evening he
would preach on tho Devil, and
as he was full of his subject he
hoped all would attend.
Overheard by the OntimiBt on
tho Btrcet car: Ihey were deep
ly engaged in conversation and
one said to the other: I read the
funniest joke tho other day.
couplo of fellows were riding in
a sleeper and one said to the
other: "My foot is asleep.'
"Well, take oiF your shoe.'
said the other across the aisle.
Prettv -soon tho fellow across tho
aisle put up his window and
said to his friend: "Put your
shoe back on: your foot is not
aBlcep it's dead."
If you would be henlthy and
nippy cultivate a sense of lni
mor. A good hearty much w
do more to tone up your liver
than a ton of liver pills. If you
uive nothing funny to auir h
about, laugh at your troubles
and chaBC them away. Don't
)o u "dead one."
trouble's a ton or a tiouble's
Or n trouble is what you mnko it.
t isn't the fact that you'ro hurt
hit onlyhow did you tnko it?
Children's Scnffcr SIIOHS HO
it witt &tt
Have an Karly Garden this
Spring by plnnting right now hard
Early Cabbage Plants, 2 Dozen 25c
Head Lettuce Plants, 2 Dozen 25c
Pansy Plants, Perennial Plants,
Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets,
Porch Boxes and Tubs Pilled,
Beckett' s Greenhouses
814 and 81G North Kellogg Street
Phone Col. 401
The place where good service ana
courteous treatment prevail. Children'
hair cutting receive apecial attention.
109 BURLINGTON STREET
For Fine Chocolates
Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
South Jersey Street
Frank A. Rice
Office 107 N. Jersey Street
Phone Cot. 887 Residence Col. 3 a,
The Fraternal Boosters
Tho Fraternal Boosters of
Portland aro endeavoring to cre
ate the spirit of progress into
the hearts of everybody. Thev
arc an organization that appeals
to nearly everybody, as it is a
civic as well as a fraternal body
tnar. believes tliero must Do a
certain amount of pleasure in
connection with the civic work
that it is doing. Join the best
and busiest boosting bunch in
Portland. Wo meet every Wed
nesday evening nt tho Moose
Hall. Wo invite you "to meet
with us on Wednesday evening,
April 20th. as we will havo a re
port on what tho Commissioners
of Portland expect to do for this
community in tho nenr future.
No initiation fee, dues nro very
low, interest is booming, busi
ness Is boosting and getting acquainted.-
Tho Fraternal Boos
ters of Portland.
Sonic Alotltcr's Child.
At home or mvny,
In the nlley or street,
Wherever I chance
In this wide world to meet
A girl that la thoughtless,
Or n hoy that Is wild,
My heart echoes softly:
It is some mother's child.
And when I sec those
O'er whom long years have rolled,
Whose hearts have grown hardened,
Whose spirits are cold,
He it woman all fallen,
Or itinn all denied,
A voice whispers sadly:
It is some mother's child.
No matter how far
Prom right she has strayed;
No mutter what inroad
Dishonor hath made;
No matter what elements
Caukcrud the pearl;
Though tarnished nnd sullied,
She is some mother's girl.
No matter how deep
He Is sunken in sin;
No matter how much
lie is shunned by his kin;
No matter how low
Is his standard of joy;
Though guilty and lothsomc,
He is some mother's hoy.
That head hath been pillowed
On tenderest Itrest;
That form hath been wept o'er,
Those Hps have been pressed;
That soul hath been prayed for
In tones sweet and mild;
Vor her sake deal gently
With some mother's child.
P. G. Gllmorc, who lecently nc
quired the ownership 'of Mliu Cliff
House has changed its name to the
"Hotel Gihnore." The change is
highly appropriutc and finite aristo
cratic. At the present time Mr.
Gilmoru is busily engaged in mak
ing interior improvements in the
building that will be pleasing and
attractive. The Hotel Gllmorc is,
as already well known, built almost
on tlie beach and commands a beau
tiful seascape view. Its office.
dining room and parlor windows
look down over the Nyeheach agate
beds and include views of the coast
line from the entrance to the har
bor to Vaquiua Heads light station.
It ia an meal location lor n seaside
hotel and under Mr. Gilmorc's tuan-
agemeut will no doubt soon become
the most popular hostelry in New
port. Yacpilua Hay News.
Mr. Oilmore was formerly a well
aiown citizen of St. Johns,
Work on tho development of
tho St. Johns park has started,
and it will probably bo tho fin
est in tho city when competed.
An artificial htko will likely bo
one of its prominent features.
IK 1 11 aaaaaaaaaaaaaWfAMiWW J UTH t
St Johns Lumber Co,
Wholesale and Retail
I Ionic Missionary Society
Tho Womnn's Homo Mission
ary Society of the Pioneer II. fi,
church hold their regular month
ly meeting at the home of Ml',
W. J. Galloway, 525 South Ivan-
hoe street. Friday afternoon,
April 10th. The following offi
cers were elected for the ensu
ing year: President, Mrs. S. E.
Cook; vice president, Mrs. B. A.
Olson; cor. sec, Mrs. E. S. Met'
ritt; roc. sec, Mrs. T. Skells;
treas., Mrs. J. C. Churchill.
Department Secretaries Evan
gelism, Mrs. W. Kloater; Chris
tinn stewardship, Mrs. Belle
Philips; music director, Mrs. P.
N. Snndifur; temperance. Mrs.
J. Kerr, Mrs. A. Foul: perpetual
membership. Mrs. G. D.Kntlnft
or, Mrs. ,1. Sterling; mite box,
Mrs. C. Mason. Mrs. F. Rose:
supply, Mrs. II. J. Fox, Mrs. Em
ma Beam ; young people's work,
Mrs. Edna Cnllison, Mrs. W.
Kloster; children work, Mrs. II.
T. Short, Mrs. E. 1). Vinson?
Portland settlement center, Mrs.
F. N. Snndifur; old people's
home, Mrs. ,1. Kerr. After tho
business session Mrs. Dr. J. V,
Scott gnvo a very interesting
talk of her work in China.
MrsB. A. Olson, in n very ef
fective way. presented Mrs. S.
E. Cook with some gifts as ap
preciation from herself and the
society for her faithful service
in the work. A prteo contest
from tho Enigmas of Woman's
Homo Missions, was held in
which about thirty women look
part. Refreshments in abund
ance wore served and a silver of
Thurmliiy mid 1'rl-lnv, April I I mil 1ft
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htmI liv Kohl. W. ChaitiU-M.
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BRYANT WASHBURN hi "TIIR
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GERALD1NE FARRAR In "Tim
I'l.AMI'. ni' TIIK IWSKKT." Met
Motiilny mill TiivMlity. April lH-ltt
ln"TIIUl-:it ('.ni. n COINS"--Ptac,
Alwi "V.-i i'mri'i" No. II.
Wiilm-mlm . April UOlli
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III "AN OI.H I-'ASMIONI-Ii HOV."
Back on the Job
A few hours a l.iy to iK'giu with.
Hours infi 1'. M.
1'or npjioinniu nis, plum. Col. l'U.'.
IXtlllll Mil II K ttlil- li itn
" pun mi. ' 'i rxiiulily U
lliit klii'l i- m'Hi i lirrr.
Wll r (wnlnl ,y HMlMlK im
pu. , ami our wurk bu it
- -k ii In m..iiiiliiin u( iiUli
!Tie C7(oes Stuck.
0)osfo Cunt ! Sohaal
But then you don't need aa much of
our coal to make n good hot fire aa
you oriliimtily would. Qur coal
contains r?nuirkbhj heat giving
power nnd is then-fore a real ecoiu
omy I.rss .r h dirt uid lather
H TI IK AT HI'. JJ
Putronizo tho homo merchant.