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ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1922.
High irldge at St. Johns
When will wo sco the most cs
scntinl improvement proposed in
Oregon t Petitions have been cir
culated and placed on file witli
the County Commissioners. Var
ious organizations have endeav
ored to get this great question
before the public. In getting in
formation regarding the ways
and menus people have used in
crossing the Willamette river
since J 879, wc find that swim
ming, row boats, launches and
ferries have been utilized. Since
that time tho Willamette river
has been jovered with ice of suf
ficient strength to carry horses
and wagons. Wc find that the
safest way to cross the river at
this time is on a bridge. In the
center of the city wc have several
bridges which are hardly able to
handle, the trafllc from one side
of the river to the othor. Hut
there are two more bridges neces
sary and they are needed one in
the south end and ono in the
north end. The necessity of a
bridge in St. Johns, or the north
end, is more essential for var
ious reasons, a few of which
should convince every one. Ev
erybody will agree that St. Johns
is tho industrial end of Portland.
There aro moro "industries in this
particular section than in any
other section in the city. Here
you will find saw mills, venuni'
plant, dry docks, cooperage,
foundries, planing mill,, and oth
er industries, besides U. S. sup
ply yard and municipal terminals
Nos. 3 and 4. Terminal No. 4 Is
one of the best equipped in the
United States. There aro thou
sands of men and women em
ployed in thoso various plants.
Directly across tho Willamotto
river arc saw mills, box factories,
Standard, Shell, Union and Asso
ciated Oil Co. plants, government
moorings, gas plant, and tho new
railway terminal freight yards.
Tho plants on tho west side of tho
river nro all on or ncur the Lower
Columbia Highway, otherwise
known as the Linnton Road.
There is only ono road west of the
Mississippi river that has a larg
er traffic than tho Linnton Road.
Thcro is only one ferry that bun
dles all tho traffic between Kast
Portland and Wont Portland
north of tho Broadway bridge.
This ferry has been proven to lie
inadequate, as well as unsafe.
In tho post few months' there
have been several sad accidents.
Tho last one occurred just a few
Owing to unsettled situation of
COAL MINES we advise all coal
users to order their coal at once
for future delivery.
Prices are Low NOW
For Full Information Call
ST. JOHNS ICE WORKS
Phone Empire 0084 1339 Lombard Street
A 6 $
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES $3.00 PER YEAR
Lave,yur bonds, jewelry, valuable papers,
etc. In our burglar and fireproof vault.
The Ideal place for your valuables when you
go on yeur vacation.
I Peninsula Security Company
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Thomas Grlcc, Manager
tffkt, Er.piri 0527 PHOHES Kigkl, Entire 0299 208 N. Jersey St.
Phone Empire 417 117 Philadelphia Street
If you can't find what you want elsewhere, come to me. If
I haven't Kot it. I will get it. I carry FURNITURE, CAR
PETS, DISHES, COOKING UTENSILS, STOVES AND
RANGES. Ih fact, anything yon wish in the Household Line.
Will Buy, Sail or Exchange Anything.
weeks ago, and would not have
happened if there had been a
bridge instead of a ferry, which
undoubtedly was loaded with all
the vehicles that could be placed
upon it. Place yourself in the
same position as the agonized
father and mother, who recently
lost three of their loved children.
Think of the frantic family of tho
late truck driver who was struck
bv a train as he was headed down
tho hill to get onto the ferry.
These few sad facts alone should
convince any person with a heart
in their body the real necessity of
a bridge. Dollars and cents ore
nothing compared with human
life. A dollar goes but will re
turn, but n human life can never
be brought back.
A high bridge at St. Johns will
take a great deal of tho trafllc
from the Linnton Road, thereby
eliminating the congestion to a
great extent on the down town
bridges. It would also connect
the industrial section of the cast
and west side. It would shorten
the distance from tho center of
the wholesale and retail district
with Terminal No. 4, where most
of our imported mutcrials arc
lauded from tho foreign coun
tries. A movement was recently
started to get the county authori
ties to take the necessary steps to
get this proposed high bridge
started at the earliest possible
moment. This is the time to get
behind the greatest necessity in
Oregon. Forget personalities
and individualities, hut DON'T
FOUGHT to boost for the High
Bridge at St. Johns. A Rooster.
If you have guests nt your
home, if you have been away on
a visit, if you have a parly, a
wedding, a birth, or accident of
any kind, and tho fact Is not men
tioned in the home paper, do not
blame tho editor you are to
blame. The editor is not n mind
reader, and unions you tell him
ho doesn't know. He wants all
news he can get. So it is up to
you. Don't expect the neighbors
to do It all. Scud in tho news
yo'irsolf, If we print and deliver
tho paper to you, you ought to do
yom1 share toward making it
livery day Dr. Frank Saudifur
is helping people to hoc well.
Huvo him examine your eyes and
help you to better and more com
fortable vision. Office Ronham
& Currier Rldg.; phono Empire
The Weed Campaign
The weed campaign in the city
!h an item of interest to those lmv
ing benutiful lnwns mid gardens.
It is not so interest inir for those
who hnve property thnt is vacant
or property that is not taken euro
of. The 1922 campaign started
on July 10th nnd over 17,000 lots
hnve been listed in one month
nnd fl.OOO hnve been posted and
the owners notified. There hnve
been a great many nrrosts made
nnd n lino of $20 nnd a sentence
of two days in jail was given n
man for not taking the time to
cut weeds as the notieo called
for. Ho said: "Judge, it is
spite work." The judge was very
curious to see whether or not the
facts of tho ease were correctly
presented, so he adjourned
court and investigated for hint'
self and declared upon his return
thnt it was tho dirtiest piece of
property in Portland, and sen
tenced the man ns stated above.
The authorities in charge of the
weed campaign are not nnd will
not persecute uny one, but will
prosecute those who do not com
ply with the ordinance that cov
ers the abatement of the nui
sance. The city has been divided
into eight district and the entire
city will be covered by inspectors
i i ti.i .
wim as iniicii spceu as posnoic.
PRICE IS REGULATED BY
Supply and Demand
In some lines of Summer Merchandise carried by us, our supply Is
too great In fact exceeds tho demand. To overcome this wo will offer
them to you at Cost Price rather than carry them over. Under such cir
cumstances it is truly permissable to use tho distribution term of---
Tennis Shoes at Cost - 85c, 95c, $1.25, $1.35
PANAMA HATS - 95c, $1.50, $2.50
Treat yourself to the best. You deserve a good cool durable work hat.
Thoy are bargains and many of them good enough for Dress Wear.
Ladles' Overalls, Only 85c Men's Hose 15, 2 Pair 2ftc
Boy's Suspenders 25c Hoy's "Cowboy" Suits $2.00
All Starched Collars.. 20c. 2 for 35, 3 for fiOc Good Men's Overalls $1.25
Men's Dress Caps, worth more 05c Cotton Gloves 15c, 2 Pair 25c
Men's High Grade Dress Caps . .$1 50. $1.95 Cotton Gloves. Leather Pace 25c
Men's Dress Shirts .. $1-35 up Artificial Silk Hose 00c
We have taken an awful Slash at o II I T O
MEN'S and BOY'S O LJ 1 I O
GOOD STUFF AT THE RIGHT
R O G E
THE RAINCOAT MAN
A full line of the
at most reasonable
We give 5. & II. Green Trading
Stamps with All Purchases
L Simmons & Co.
702 S. Jersey Street
PHONE BMI'IRE 08C0
Beautiful Ferns and Palms
Funeral Designs a Specialty
St. Johns Fuel Co.
515 Columbia Boulevard
Slab and Cordwood
Office Wildrose Shingle Co.
Phone Col. 918
Those who do not comply with
ordinance will be arrested and
work will be done and cost of the
same will be assessed against the
property. There have been quite
a number of people who have
said "It's all bunk," but chang
ed their attitude as soon as a war
rant was read to them, telling
them to appear before the court
at n certain time. People of the
city should realize that there is
no'"bunk" attached to this cam
paign. We suggest to every one
that they cut their weeds before
tlie inspector gets around in your
neighborhood. A progress map
is being kept in Room 118, City
Mall, which will gladly be shown
to any one inquiring what has
been done. It is impossible t
investigate every individual com
plaint, but they aro given to the
inspectors of the districts who
look up complaints as I hey reach
them. It is the endeavor of tho
Depart nieiit to please everybody.
Wo are enforcing the ordinance
without fear or favor. There is
but one thing to do and that, is
Clean l'p Portland. The abate
ment of this nuisance is a hcncllt
to everybody. The person who
has properly for sale will lind it
a great deal easier to sell proper
ty that has no weeds or noxious
vegetation on it. The man that
has a nice lawn will not be trou
bled with so tunny weeds, but the
THE TIN HOUSE
217 North Jersey Street
WO CALL FOR AND DELIVER
Telephone Empire 1399
H, A, MANNING, Prop.
Repairing Has Dropped
I will half sole Shoes
at these prices:
Men's heavy half soles f 1 .25
Men's liKht half soles 1.00
Ladles' heavy koles 1.00
Ladies' light shoes 75
Hoy's heavy soles 1,00
Ilovs' light soles 75
Girls' soles 75
1'utclilng 15c up
I use the best of leather that
money will buy. I have come to
stay and believe in living and let
C. C. HOPKINS
Boot and Shoe Maker
513 Columbia Blvd.
Near Filling Station.
Phone Columbia 42
C. R. SGELEY
Painter, Paper Hanger and
101 N. Oly in iiia St.. Cor. JJ. Charleston
For Fine Chocolates
Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
311 South Jersey Street
greatest benefit will be the elimi
nation of a great fire hazard that
may he the cause of the loss of
life or property. Reported
Some robbery has been going
on in St. Johns of late, and the
thief or thiefs seem to specialize
in ladies' apparel. While Mrs.
Mclvcallum of 814 N. Syracuse
street wns nt Canity, Oregon, Au
gust 7th her home was entered
and a quantity of lady's clothing
and jewelry and her son's revol
ver was taken. On the same night
the clothes line of Mrs. Waite
was stripped of ladies' npparel
and a bicycle was stolen from the
.ink home. It is said thnt other
clothes lines were nlso visited. A
good plnu to watch out for the
clothes line robbers.
The old St. Johns ferry boat has
been sold by the county to the
llelscr Machine Works for
:i(!2.r0. The boat, which was re
placed on the St. Johns run more
than live years ago, has been of
no use to the county. It is re
ported that she is to lie repaired
by the llelscr Machine Works at
u cost of approximately $7,000
and placed on a cross river run
at Rainier, Oregon, for a private
Saves you kale.
Dividend No. 2
Another Red Letter Day
July 1, 1922 was another
Red Letter Day for the
owners ol our 7 Prior
Checks for thousands of
dollars were mailed out by
us to our Thrifty Customers
and Patrons in payment of
the Second Regular Quarterly
Dividend on their holdings
in this sound and attractive
Consult our Investment
Department at once and get
on our Mailing List for the
Neit Dividend on October 1st
This Slock Yields 7,3
Light & Power Company
Room 6Q5 Electric Bldg.
Choice Ferns at Reason
Floral Designs of All
Kinds Artistically Arran
ged H$cktf m Grtenhouset
814 and 816 N. Kellogg St.
Phone Umpire 0401.
BrinK in your news items.
St. Johns 18 Years Ago
Tho following items were tnk.cn
from tho second issue of tho St.
.Johns Iteview Nov. 'J.'t, 1001:
N. A. Gee is building u homo for
.John Oliver in St. .Johns Park.
In three years St. .Johns has in
eremied in population from U."tO
1 M. Shadduok of Fort James,
fill., hits purchased lots in St.
Johns Heights and will build it
home, becoming it permanent res
ident. Chits. Hredeson returned from
Browning, Mont., where he has
been engaged in work for the
government on the Hlaokfeot In
Lots advertised in Shepnrd's
Addition for $(!.. on easy terms;
$.) down, $T per month.
The infant ehild of Mr. mid
Mr..l.A.('niT who reside at Point
View died hist Monday.
(loo. A. Hyson of Kugeito pur
chased the lot 100x100, corner of
.Jersey and Haltimoro for $1800.
The Women's Civic Improve
ment League has hucit consider
ing the utilization of the block
on which now stands the street
car barns and the council cham
ber (Peninsula Hank corner) for
the purpose of a park.
.Juntos Oliver and wife, original
ly from Ohio. but have spent some
time in Idaho and Washington,
are recent arrivals in the oily
and building a home in St. .lohns
Knrollinent of Si. Johns public
school has reached 1208. Teachers
tin's J. Toucher, principal; Miss
K.lith Van (licet. Miss Kminn Os
tium!, Miss liillian Waters. Miss
Dorella Shivers, anil Miss Kli.n
W. II. King is building it two
story olllco building between St.
Johns market and the Friedman
block, on Jersey street
The following ollloers were
elected at the last regular meet
ing of St. .Johns Camp No. 7711.
W. O. W.t Past consul, F. S.
Mndle ; consul, l(. C. Clark; ad
viser, (I. Mnllolt ; clerk, Waller
Coon i banker, II. It. Hickucr
jrtr a KKAi,
RAYMOND F. FISHER
Dealer for St. Johns and Vicinity
i : 7
The Peninsula Laundry
1032 N. SYRACUSE STREET
Desires to thank their patrons for the support they are
Rivlug this local foundry. Arrangements are being made to
enlarge the laundry to take care of an increasing patronage.
If you arc not yet a patron, give us a call, Satisfaction guar
We make a specialty of mending and darning hand finish
Family Washing and Wet Wash Solicited. Hundles call
ed for and delivered.
Phone Empire 2192
escort, Kichard Southwell: gen
try, Peter lloliimn; watchman,
J .M. Moore ; ninnagers, Ilotrt.
Anderson, Clyde Heath nnd I, 15.
Chris Ltihns sold the comet
next to tho millinery store to M.
h. Ilolbrook for $1100. This is n
clear gsiu of $(110 in four Months.
It is understood that Mr, Ilol
brook will enver tho entire lot
with a business block nt oneo.
HATS AND CAPS
that lit v.ur face and pnoketbook
H-O-0 K-K s.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18
LITTLE RICHARD HEDRIOK
In "T1IK SONO OF lil FIS"
Saturday, August 10th
RICHARD BARTHELMESS in
"THU SHVKNTIl I)AV
Sunday and Monday, Aug. 'JO-21
CONSTANCE TALMADQE In
"A WOMAN'S PLAOU"
Tuesday and Wed.. Aug. '2'2-'H
FRANK MAYO in
"OFT OF Til 14 SII.KN'T
NORTH" t'nivorsnl. AU
"Lcnther Pushers" No. 0.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. IM-CTj'
WALLY REID tuul ELSIE
Saturday, August 'JOlli
HOOT GIBSON in
"STKP ON IT"- rnivciiwil.
Ollire Mourn: 0m.ii l(venliig ml
U A. M. in 12 M. anil SioiiUy
1:!H) 1. M. to 5 1. M. Ily Ax'hiliiionl
DR. B. F. HUSSON
Kooiiik 7-H, IVnlnnilu IMnk IIM.
l'hoiiu ltiiiite 11 Hit
represents the cumulative know
ledge of W. C. DURA NT'S thirty
five years' experience in tho male
ingof over two million automobile.
Sec for yourself Mr. Durant's
final achievumout. The car
has arrived in our Salesroom
at 212 2M S. Jciscy Street.
MODEL A-22 TOURING, $890
f. o. b. l.aiiKiug, Mich.
Price $135 and $79.60
F. O. B.Silvcrton, Ore.
The question of merit m an
economical and efficient bent
ing plant will Udly leuve to
the users who hnve paid out
their khmI money for
"Sibloco." The foliew.
iug are local owners:
O. M CO UN KM..
)l I Newark Street
W. J. GAM.UWAY,
fi22 S. Ivanhoc Street
MRS. J. K. HARTMtTTlt,
102 S. Smith Avenue
J1G N. KellojiK Street
f)02 Pofeuudttu Street
Can refer you to five hund
red other satisfied owners in
INSTALL FURNACE NOW
ALEX. S. SCALES, Atnt
Fhont Cm. 1225 502 Fcnendcn St.