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ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1922.
High Bridge at St. Johns
Time was when mention of a
high bridge at St. Johns was
treated ' aa n joke by many, and
something thnt might materialize
in the far distant future. Hut
times have changed, and wiiat
was once far in the future is now
in the present. The need of such
a bridge is being pretty generally
felt. Traffic nt times is congest
cd and then the wait on the ferry
boat is oftimcs disagreeable and
tiresome. The time when the fer
ry boat is off duty for boiler
cleaning is also annoying. The
ferry boat has served its pur
pose well, but now like the old
horse car, has become inadequate
in tltc march of progress. Mod
cm times demand modern con
veniences. It is time that the
ferry boat at St. Johns be replae
cd with a bridge. The west side
of the river as well as the cast
side is building up quite rapidly
ana a connecting linage Juis
grown to bo a necessity. Not
only would it be less dangerous,
but far moro satisfactory than
the ferry system. Much com
plaint Is being made of the con
Rested condition of the present
bridges over the Willamette, and
a high bridge here would do
much toward relieving that con
gestion. It would afford a rapid
means of reaching the business
district of Portland, and would
be the connecting link of one of
the most sccmu driveways in the
Northwest. Much business from
the Tualatin valley would bo di
verted hero by means of a bridge,
and the auto travel over it would
be immense. Now is the time to
boost for this structure. Every
civic organization on thu Penin
sula should endorse and cooper
ate 'in any movement tending to
ward its accomplishment, and ev
ery citizen should boost for it.
Ah we understand the matter, the
county commissioners can put
the St. Johns bridge measuro up
on the ballot at the November
election. If they have the power
to do so there seems to bo no
real reason why they should not.
There was enough money saved
when former Commissioner Muck
won his light for repairing Morri
son street bridge instead of build
ing anew to construct n bridge at
St. Johns and have money to
spare. The proposed bridge hero
is a couple of hundred feet in
heighth high enough for the tal
lest vessel to pass underneath. As
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 Sltcel
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES $3.00 PER YEAR
Leave yeur bonds, jewelry, valuable papers,
etc. In eur burglar and fireproof vault.
The Ideal place for your valuables when you
go on your vacation.
I Peninsula Security Company J
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Thomas Grlce, Alanager
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Phone Empire 417 . 117 Philadelphia Street
If you can't find what' you want elsewhere, come to me. If
I haven't got it. I will get it. I carry FURNITURE, CAR
PETS, DISHES, COOKING UTENSILS, STOVES AND
RANGES. In fact, anything you wish in the Household Line.
Will Buy, Sell or Exchange Anything.
Idols and Feet of Clay
Is there no such thing as mar
ried happiness in the real life of
movie heroes and heroines! Do
these actors and actresses fake
romance so much that, thpy have
lost their capacity for the genu
iue article? Such a conclusion is
forced upon us. Today we read
of the marriage of two screen
stars and a word picture is
painted of 'their nuptials that re
minds one of the fadeaway happy
ending of one of their thrilling
II I in dramas. Tomorrow they are
in the divorce courts with stories
of scandalous escapades, infidel t
ty and cruelty hurled back and
forth. Apparently there are few
exceptions. A few days ago it
was announced that Uloria iSwau
sou and her wealthy husband had
come to the parting of the ways.
On the same page was the story
of the estrangement of Marshall
Neilaii and Blanche Sweet, who
were married not many months
ago. Yesterday nuws was flashed
of the separation of Dig Dill Hart
hero of a thousand western dime
novel scenarios, and Winifred
westover, his bride of a few
months ago. And Winifred
shatters the heroic conception of
Uitr Hill by relatmir how he be
haved like a caveman, knocking
her down and dragging her about
the rooms by the hair of her
he.ul. Verily, one by ,oni', out-
idols are revealing their feet of
clay. Astoria Hudget.
there would bo no draw, the cost
of construction would be mater
ially reduced, as well as the
maintaiuance. If it Is up to the
County Commissioners, let us
have it on thu ballot at the No
vember election. It will not be
long until it will be necessary to
construct a Hew ferry boat if the
bridge is not built, and this sav
ing together with the cost of op-
ertiou would go far toward pay
ing the interest on thu bonds.
Certain it is that the people at
tending the 1025 Pair should
have the pleasure of. traveling
over a high bridge at St. Johns.
A fellow's best girl may not
care much about the future, but
it seems as if she is always quite
ready for the present. Ex.
Tho skirts won't bo much long
er as long as they have two good
reasons for wearing 'em short.
(By our Unobserved Observer)
Yu mcrrie hop pickers nre now
wending their way southward
seeking henlth, wealth nnd hap
piness. St. Johns is not a good place
for pessimists, and yet it is the
very best place for anyone who
wants to worry a lot and build a
house on it.
Piles of sand, gravel and luin-
her do not add to the attractive
ness of the Ntrcets. but they furn
ish proof that we are returning to
normalcy in a way that is very
Tho number of nutomobiles and
trucks carried across the river
daily by the St. Johns ferry is
aiii'in'iaiug nun nimcaics a sun
stautial increase in business ac
tivity. A great many of our city
dwellers are starting on their va
cation trips this week. Some are
going to the coast, while others
will seek rest "far from the mad
ding crowd's ignoble strife" by
sojourning for a few days among
When will the high bridge be
built? This finest ion asks itself
continually and it may not be
easily answered, and yet if tho
people of the lower peniisula will
but pull together, puttintr enerirv
nnd hopefulness into the effort,
tho great structure that will span
the Willamette river at. St .Johns
may soon begin to rise. The great
benefits that come to a communi
ty nre usually secured through
persistent effort intelligently di
rected. An eastern paper tells of a man
who "named his automobile
"True Love," because it doesn't
run hiiiuci. and another who
chrisfened his ear "hotta," with
the explanation that it either was
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Beautiful Ferns and Palms
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St. Johns Fuel Co.
615 Columbia Boulevard
Slab and Cordwood
Office Wildrose Shingle Co.
Phone Col. 918
Phone Empire 0348 Woodlawn 2119
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New Order of DctVlolay
Peninsula chapter. Order of l)e
Molny, was instituted and the of
lieers installed at a meetflig held
n Doric Masonic temple on last
Thursday evening with Dr. 13. 1'.
Hoi den acting grand master
councilor and also installing offi
cer. Following are the officers
installed: Stuart II. l'agett,
master councilor; Karl 0. Tor-
mey, senior councilor; Clark t.
Hriee, junior councilor; Kenneth
JL. ditto, treasurer; llalph Fair
eliilds. scribe; Alva J. Myers, sen
ior deacon; Peter J. Toriney Jr.,
junior deacon; II. Merry, senior
stewart; Paui F. Clark, junior
steward; Louis II. Bittner. senti
nel; Rutherford 1!. Unnid, chap
lain; liugene t . Cannon, stand
ard bearer; Donald (ircciic, al
moner; Lloyd Franklin, marshal;
William F. Carley. first precep
tor; Lesie U. lJunce. second pre
ceptor; Perim L. Pcnnish, third
preceptor; Leonard W. Harring
ton, fourth peceptor; Lawrence
A. Ten I3yek, fifth preceptor;
Haph II. Meyer, sixth preceptor;
John (.1. Hoover, seventh preecp-i
tor. The now chapter will meet
each Thursday evening in Doric
a "lotta" trouble or a "lotta"
fun. Very few St. Johns men
have chosen any such names for
their cars, but it is said there is
one whose favorite name for his
wife is "Wevcngo," because she
is sweet, and yet another who
calls his wife "Delay," because
she is dangerous.
The worst thing about a vaca
tion is the boss is linlile to find
be doesn't need you.
Wear HOOI3US' water proof
Aprons when washing the ma-
The Family Sets the Price
-f Our personal service and home
like parlors extends the quiet
dignity thnt is due our loved
-4-Our humane methods of em
balming symbolizes the highest
respect, which is a consolation
and partial relief to every family.
The Portland Mortuary
W. E. Pegg Dewey L. Bristow
Morrison at 12th
Phoue Columbia 42
C. R. SEELEY
Painter, Paper 'Hanger and
101 N. Olyiijpiu St.. Cor. H. Charleston
For Fine Chocolates
Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
311 South Jersey Street
Toitoliur of Vo00 ml I'lttiio
Studio 837 N. Kellogg Street
Phoue Umpire 0216.
G. A. R. and W. R. C.
The sewing which was to hnve
been held in Columbia Pnrk on
August loth by the women of
II. B. Compson W. IX. 0. was post
poned on account of a little
dainpnoss caused by a gentle
shower the day before.
II. 11. Compson (1. A. U. nnd W.
It. C. nnd Ladies of Peter A. Por
ter Circle O. A. H. will meet in
Columbia Pnrk on August 31st
for their annual picnic. So come
one, and come all, and join us in
a lark in our beautifully wood
ed Columbia Park.
For one day
Cast dull care away,
And help us add to the joys
Of the Grand Army boys.
This is only for one day in the
So help to mnkc it full of cheer.
Mrs. 1. McClcllan, who litis i
been touring the 13astcru and
Southern states with her hus
band for the past year, has re
turned to her home on 13. Rich
mond street. She also made a
visit in Almcda, Cal., for a few
weeks, but says Oregon is the
best place on earth.
Comrade Peter Crone is very
ill at his home on I3ast Richmond
street. Press Cor.
The Clark-Wilson Lumber Co.
at Linuton is making prepara
tions for a new pinning mill on a
site adjacent to its present situa
tion. The mill will cover about
100 square feet. New kilns will
be built, sorting machines and au
tomatic stackers will he installed,
but the planers, which are now in
use in the old mill, and which are
modern, will be moved to the new
mill when complete. The mill is
expected to be lluished by the 1st
110(1 HUS sells Underwear.
"Stay ,7 With Stouw"
Choice Ferns at Reason
Floral Designs of All
Kinds Artistically Arran
ged SJBtcfett'a Greenftouaea
814 and 816 N. Kellogg St.
Tlione Umpire 0401.
THE 1 HOUSE
217 North Jersey Street
WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER
Telephone Empire 1399
II, A, MANNING, Prop.
St. Johns 18 Years Ago
The follovingitoms were tnken
from the second issue of tho St.
Johns Review Dec. 'J, 1901 :
Chan. 10. Hniloy of Wisconsin
arrived Wednesday and has tak
en n position with the St. Johns
Hen. II. H. Compson of Portland
was in the city Tuesday. Gen.
Compson bonrs tho proud distinc
tion of having platted the first
tract into building lots in Oak
Park Addition, all of which were
sold a year ago.
Hev. W. B. Scott, Hon or J. C.
Scott of this city, arrived here
with his family Sunday morning,
having just returned from a three
years' stay in Kurope.
Hev. .1. M. Cole, formerly pas
tor of the Advcntist church here,
but now in charge of the Salem
congregation, was in the city
this week visiting his mother.
C. I). Titus of Michigan is erect
ing a residence on Kichmoud
street, near Iludsn.
John Ilaggerlyjtf Stillwater,
Minn., has purchased property
in St. Johns Heights Addition
and will build at once.
1$. 1). Ilurlbert has sold a block
on Burlington at reel for $101)0.
J. 11. Tollman of NVwherg was
hero this week, lie is preparing
to erect a modern home on corner
Hayes and Charleston Ntrcets.
St. Johns enjoys a distinction
shared by few of the Oregon
towns, and that is a lady physi
cian, Or. Mary Maeliaehliu.
J. K. Williams, the father of
Mrs. M. Ij. ilolhrook, arrived in
St. Johns Wednesday, from Wis
consin. Mr. Williams is an old
newspaper man, He will locate
in this city.
(J. W. Dunbar, formerly of
Clreeley, Col., is considering tho
advisability of starting a new
and second hand furniture nnd
auction house in SJ. Johns.
I). S. Southmayd returned last
week from Sheridan, where he
attended the funeral of his half
brother, Morin I. Potter, who
was shot nnd killed by a man
named Dickens. The murder was
snfip" represents the cumulative know-
?M& ledKe of w c- DU KANT'S thirty-
lt five years' experience in tho male-
'jL-S!. "e i.' !lir t KM
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A woman who, marrjes for mon
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WILL ROGERS in
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POLA NEGRI in
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ALMA RUEBENS in
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