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THE BANNER-COURIER, OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1922.
County Road Bond Repeal
Voted by Subordinate
RELIEF WORK AIDED
Votes For Increased Income Tax On
Large Estates and Censures
Clackamas County Pomona Grange
met in quarterly session Wednesday,
this week at Molalla grange hall. M.
C. Glover of Boring, worthy master,
presided. The hall was packed with
members and a full program carried
By referendum vote 125 to 92 of
the subordinate granges of the coun
ty the recall of the $1,700,000 road
bond measure will be proceeded with.
A resolution passed by the Colum
bia county grange and censuring the
state tax commission for the lowering
of taxes on railroad property on the
basis of net earnings while land taxes
of farmers are continually raised
though his net income is cut down
woefully, was endorsed. t
Another resolution was passed urg
ing the world powers together with
the United States, to put a stop to the
massacre of the Armenians; and still
another resolution was passed favor
ing an increased graduated income
tax on large estates. To elect presi
dents of the United States by direct
vote was still another desire express
ed in resolution.
Among those who took part in the
general discussions were W. S. U'Ren,
C. B. Spence, H. G. Starkweather and
In the evening, there was a short,
interesting entertainment given by lo
cal talent. This was followed by an
address by J. J. Handsaker, state di
rector of Near East Relief, for which
the granges subscribed over $150.00.
In connection with this Relief work
the meeting appointed the secretary
of eah subordinate grange a commit-
tee of one to solicit funds and cloth
ing for the Relief. -
ENGAGEMENT OF MISS
Cards announcing the engagement
of Miss Roberta Scheubel to Mr.
James Burrows Caldwell have been
received by friends this week.
Miss Scheubel is an Oregon City
girl and a graduate of both the local
high school and Oregon university.
During the past year she occupied the
position of representative for the Ellison-White
company and while thus
engaged in Chautauqua work, met her
Mr. Caldwell is engaged in advertis
ing work in the city of Portland.
The Derthic Club
Holds Fine Meeting
One of the most interesting meet
ings of the Derthick club was hela
at the home of Mrs. Charles H. Cau
field Friday afternoon when Mrs. Cau
field and her daughter-in-law, Mrs,
Wallace Caufield, were hostesses. The
Caufield home was beautifully decor
ated with carnations, ferns and Ore
gon grape. The French composers
taken for study for the afternoon were
Godard and Tierne, Mrs. A. H. Huycke
sang two selections by Godard and two
by Massinet, another French compos
er. Birthday of Mrs. Annie
Mrs. Guy Dwiggins entertained &.
her home in Gladstone Tuesday oi
last week in honor of her mother's
birthday. The table was beautifully
decorated with cut flowers and a
handsome birthday cake was one oi
the features of the table decorations.
Places were laid for Mrs." C. E. Niles,
Mrs. Paul Wyman, Mrs. W. E. Niles,
and Mrs. Fike of Gladstone, Mrs. Ad
die Symms of Fern Ridge, Mrs. Chas.
Hanaford and Mrs. M. E. Dunn of Ore
West Linn Lyceum
Gives Fourth Number
The fourth number of the West Linn
Lyceum course brings to the west side
audience Dr. J. Franklin Babb, lec
turer and entertainer. Dr. Babb is
in one a speaker, minister, physician
and philosopher and he brings to his
hearers an unique message of the
"doctrine of the brotherhood of
man ! " Dr. Babb lectures, but he does
more than lecture he entertains.
Never speaking more than an hour, he
instills in his talks all of his varied
experiences and knowledge. In his
lecture at the West Linn High school
Friday evening, Dr. Babb will speak
on the topic, "You and Your Town!"
In this lecture he suggests to the peo
ple many ways of making their own
home community a better place to live
in and how to become a better person
living. in your community.
The lecture will be given at the
High school auditorium Friday, Janu
ary 13, at 8 o'clock. The usual ad
mission, 35 and 25 cents will be
CANBY OUT, FOR NEW
UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Circulation of Petitions, Meetings and
Election to Determine Patrons'
At a meeting of about sixty tax pay
ers on Saturday last the proposition
to form a union high school district
including sixteen districts in and near
Canby was voted unanimously. Pe
titions were authorized to determine
the wishes of . the people of the dis
tricts affected and the district boun
dary board will be urged to take steps
to join said districs.
It is planned to hold meetings in the
various districts and if there is favor
able sentiment sufficient the boundary
board will be expected to act favor
ably which act will be followed by a
vote in each district for the purpose
County school Superintendent Ved
der has completed the list of districts
tentatively included unler his pro
posed consolidation, but individual
districts may change the list by vot
ing against it
It is reported that in some of the
districts the tax levied under consoli
dation would be less than now when
the tuition for boys and girls attend
ing high school outside their own dis
tricts must be paid for by these ana
other districts in the county.
Has Been Dismissed
On motion of Gilbert Hedges, de
fendant's attorney, the second indict
ment against J. W. Stephens on a
charge of careless driving was dis
missed in the circuit court. On the
first charge that he was driving a car
while in an intoxicated condition re
sulted in a fine of $400 and costs.
These charges were brought as a
result of a smashup of cars driven by
Stephens' and Will Wright, president
of the Bank of Oregon City. In the
collision between the cars, Mrs.
Wright was seriously injured.
Revival Services Are
Reverend and Mrs, A-D. --George)
singing evangelists are assisting Rev.
A. H. Thompson in a two weeks' series
of special services which many say
are the best attended of any ever held
at the Methodist church. The attend
ance on Monday of last week was
about seventy-five and on the same
day, of this week the church was fill
ed to overflowing.
Reverend George is a man with ov
er 20 years' experience in this work
and has worked with some of the big
gest evangelists in this country.' He
has been especially successful with
children. Monday night's program
was entirely given over to the boys
and girls, over a hundred and fifty
taking part in a number of songs and
cheers, directed by Rev. George and
assisted by Mrs. George at the piano.
There will be a meeting for men
Sunday afternoon and the series will
close Sunday evening with a sermon
by Rev. Thompson.
Elects Officers for 1921
At the meeting of the Clackamas
County Health association held in the
Commercial club parlors Tuesday af
ternoon, the following officers were
elected: Rev. H. G. Edgar, president;
Mary C. Campbell, vice-president;
Mrs. R. W. Kirk, secretary; Mrs. Mil
The following community chairmen
were appointed: Mrs. O. MWessin-
ger, Milwaukie; Mrs. Miller, Oak
LGrove; Mrs. Daisy Beuvis, Wichita;
Mrs. C. H. Sheldon, Canby; Mrs.
Blanche Shelby, Sandy.
County Nurse Reports.
Miss Hilda "Morris, county nurse,
presented a report for the three
months' period, during, which she has
held the office.
Mrs. Sadie Orr Dunbay was pres
ent and addressed the meeting and
advised as to the work for the coming
year. At a committee meeting held
Wednesday afternoon, plans were for
mulated to raise sufficient funds to
retain the county nurse for the entire
Has Passed Away
At the family home on Eighth and
John Adams streets, on Friday last,
William Wickham, well known resi
dent of this city, passed away. The
immediate cause of his passing ' was
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wickham, early pioneers, he came to
Oregon City with his parents over 40
He leaves a wife, daughter, Pearl,
and a brother Alonzo to mourn hiB
The funeral was conducted from the
Brady undertaking parlors ,on Sun
day afternoon, Rev. Willis Pettibone
officiating. Interment was in the
Mountain View cemetery.
Two in One The Greates Bargain
in Newspaperdom The Banner-Cour
ier and Oregon Farmer for this year,
during January, for cash $1.15.
COUNTY FINES TAKE
BIG JUMP UPWARD
Incomes of the Courts Ex
ceed Cost of Their
Of the Various Crimes Punished,
.Booze and Burglary Took
The number of arrests by the sher
iff's office in Clackamas county for
last year, 1921, is more than twice
that for the year previous. In 1920,
there were only 81 arrests matte' for
various offenses while this year just
closed) there were over one hundred
Of these arrests there were 52 for
making moonshine; 30 for illegal pos
session of booze; 13 for drunkenness;
23 for burglary; 8 for statutory of
fenses; 7 for non-support; 5 for lar
ceny; 4 for reckless driving; 3 for
possession of stolen property and the
same number for passing bad checks;
2 for petty larceny; for felony; 2
for threats to murder and 1 for as
sault with a deadly weapon.
Traffic violations are usually, re
corded in the sheriff's office but are
taken to the Justice Court without
being piled. Accidents in which two
or more persons are interested parties
must, however, be reported to this of
fice and in case of jail sentences in
connection with the same, record is
Several insane persons were held
for attendants and nineteen more
were detained by the sheriff's office
pending examination and removal to
the state hospital.
The fines collected amounted to $8,
405 cash. Prisoners "boarded out"
$750.00 at the rate of $2.00 per day
at hote de Wilson.
Juitice Collects Coin Also
The report of the Justice of the
Peace, E. J. Noble, shows' fines and
forfeitures for last year in the amount
of $8932.10. These include traffic and
booze cases. By months these fines
January, $575; February, $593.50;
March, $395; April, $515.25; May,
$1138.65; June.v $543.20; July, $920.80;
August, $721.00; September, $285; Oc
tober, $469.15; November, $1748.55;
and for December $1030.
The total fines reported to the
county treasurer by the justice over
the county are not yet available.
The estimated cost of Justice No
bles' court, for next year is $3000,
the income $12,000. The largest in
come is, of course, from the enforce
ment of the prohi law.
CUT DOWN THE OVERHEAD
Progressive people everywhere are demanding retrench
ment and cutting down their government overhead which is enor
mous and which accounts in part for the present tax burden. And
this is not lack of patriotism. It is not idle grumbling. It is
COMMON SENSE, is RIGHT and NECESSARY. It is in keep
ing with reduced incomes of the farmer, cuts in business profits
and reduced wages of the wage earners.
Over the war period tax levies were increased up to 500 per
cent and in FEW cases ONLY has this pinnacle been REDUCED
In MANY cases they are still going HIGHER. Oregon State
taxes are Enormous and still sailing upward.
The auditor of Kansas has just sent out word to all state
departments and to all benevolent, educational and penal institu
tions to "cut to the bone" in matters of travel, unnecessary help,
field work and other overhead expenses. And this official is
right again when he gives thus his reasons-"The chief source
of the state's wealth, the farm, is not yielding the prosperity it
should, not on account of decreased production, but because ol
the great contraction in the prices of grain and livestock.
And right here in Oregon there is need of this same kind of
retrenchment. Why not the governor and board of control of
this state demand that the present tremendous overhead, ex
penses in this state shall be "cut to the bone." And his same
conservatism should be extended to. counties, cities and even
school districts up to. the absolute essentials. And when this de
termination shall be carried into effect taxes will still be as high
as most people can pay. Today delinquencies if not confiscation
stares thousands of farmers, home owners and others in the face.
Candidate Accused of Use of Huge
Siush Fund Defends Self Be-,
fore the Senate.
In order to draw atttention from
the real issue is apparently the pur
pose of Senator Charles E. Townsend
of Michigan in his attack on Henry
Ford in an effort on the senate floor
to seat Newberry. Townsend is one
of the old time Republican war hors
es who has stampeded for years the
political forum with Newberry whose
wealth is his greatest qualification for
the high office for which he contends
ana of course Townsend is for him
with a capital F.
The speaker branded Ford as a
"widely advertised pacifist" who was
drafted as a senatorial candidate by
former President Wilson.
This kind of political bunk; this
camouflage in which the ex-president
is, drawn into the attempt to clear
Newberry's skirts of the charge of .his
use of a $195,000 slush fund to ob
tain his seat is so rank that it should
prove a boomerang for those who are
fighting to keep the accused out of
the senate. . .
Newberry took the floor in his own
behalf and declared dramatically his
ignorance of the expenditures byjiis
manager. He intimated however,
that his was not an ordinary campaign
and required more than an ordinary
amount of money.. He decried, of
course, the use of SUCH A TREMEN
DOUS SUM -of money was spent, and
well he might under the circumstanc
es. The chanp-es are that the result
will be the seating of Newberry and
if this IS done, there will be thousands
of citizens in this country who will
have henceforth less respect and rev
erence for the Senate than they have
now which to several more thous
ands ia little enough.
D. A. R. Estertained
At Home of Mrs. Edgar
Mrs. H. G. Edgar was a delightful
hostess to the Susanna Lee Barlow
Chapter of. the Daughters of Ameri
can Revolution ?t- her home on Wea
nesday of last week. After the busi
ness session the evening was spent in
a social time. One of the features of
the evening was a very interesting
reading on Thomas Jefferson given by
Miss Mary Eyre, a teacher in the
Canby high school. Dainty-refreshments
were served by Mrs. Edgar.
Those partaking of Mrs. Edgar's hos
pitality were Mrs. Geo. Harding, Mrs.
H. B. Cartlidge, Mrs. E. L. Pope, Mrs.
Sheldon. Misses Alma and Florence
Moore, Miss Gertrude Humphrys, 'and
Miss Mary Eyre of Canby. v
The Banner-Courier and the Oregon
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FISH LAW GETS JOLT- -
IN CIRCUIT COURT
Fisherman Fined, Appeals
Case and Demurrer Is
LOCAL CRAFT REJOICE
Commision On Fish and Game Likely
tq Appeal From the Circuit
To Supreme Court
After an armtistice between the Lo
cal fishermen on the one hand "and
fish warden, game wardens and dep
uties on the other, lasting a few
months the battde has been renewed,
legal ammunition is being rapidly ex
hausted and preparations being push
ed for the final stand of both sides in
the great and final drive on the su
preme Court in the commonwealth's
To Oregon City folk fishing scraps
are common excitement Last spring
a number of fishermen were arersted
for fishing contrary to the fish and
game code of 1901, which was the be
ginning of the fish and game code in
this state and which, gave the com
mission authority to propagate, plant
and protect fish, including salmon,
even to the extent of closing the
streams to all fishing.
The fishermen were acquitted after a
jury trial. Immediately after this
trial the Fish and Game commission
declared the Wiljammette river closed
north of the bridge at Oregon City
under authority of a law passed by the
1921 legislature and which gave the
commission power to close the river
north of the bridge to the Columbia
In presenting the case Gilbert L.
Hedges, attorney for the local fisher
men's association argued that the
section of "the 1901 law which refer
red to the closing of the streams of
tie state had been rendered nugatory
by omission of the 1921 legislative
asembly. And again, this 1921 law
he declared In conflict with another
passed by the 1921 session of the legis
lature and which gives the commiss
ion the authority to close the stream
but which says nothing about fishing
for salmon as such.
Under the decision of the Court,
fishing for salmon in the Willamette
River .is controlled by Chapter 397
of the General Laws of Oregon 1921
which creates an open season north oi
the bridge at Oregon City from Dec.
1 to March 15 and from May 10 to
The local fishermen are jubilant
over the outcome of this case and all
will watch with intense interest the
outcome of the case if carried to
the highest court.
COURT FIXES HEALTH
Controversy Over Health Office Does
Not Affect Status
The county court on Monday made
an order fixing the salary of the
Clackamas county health officer at
$25.00 per month. This does not in
clude the cost of expensive serums
used in combating communicable dis
eases subject to quarantine, etc. The
court makes it plain however that the
total cost of this office must not ex
ceed the $750.00 allowed in the budget
recently authorized and that the or
der fixing the' salary in no way af
fects their contention over the right
Dr. Hempstead appointed by the
court is doing the work of the coun
ty physician's office.
This last order is one of the chap
ters in the -attempt of the court to
combine the offices of health officer
and county physician, several months
ago. To this plan, Dr. W(lsh demur
red and was upheld by the' state board
of health on the basis that a health
officer once appointed can be removeu
for cause only. And this "for cause
only" does not apply to change of of
ficers for the sake of economy which
the court declares the reason for the
attempted .combination of the two of
N. J. Sondergard Has
Returned From Trip
N. J. Sondergard of the firm of Hu
erth and Sondergard and who . left
Oregon City for a visit to his old home
in Denmark, has returned here after
a trip through Norway, Sweden and
Germany, following a stay with rela
tives and friends in his native land.
In Berlin he found factories in oper
ation day and night which accounts
no doubt, for some of the agitations
for tariff against German made goods
now beginning to flood the markets of
Mr. Sondergard's account of his
trip is both interesting and instructive.
Junior Class Boys
Win In Basketball
On Thursday of ' last week the stud
ent body had reason to be proud of
the splendid array of foot ball boys
who apeared oh" the platform at as
sembly. Short speeces were made by
James Sullivan, this season's captain,
and by Leonard Mayfield, elected cap
tain for the coming year. Coach L. A.
King gave a review of the season's
games and something of the outlook
for next fall. ..
Letters or stripes were presented to
the following: James Sullivan, Peter
Laurs, Wilbur Criswell,' George Tatro,
Myron Toban, Roscoe Locke, Leonard
Mayfield, Carl Johnson, Bud Baxter,
Roland Eby, Ryle Reddick, Leonara
Thoen, Hugh Croner, John Bennett,
Quenten Cox, Stanley Losh, Ralph Mc
Coy, Chester Newton, and Monroe
The junior boys' basket ball team
won the' class championship in the
game after school, Jan. 10th, by de
feating the seniors by .the close score
of 15 to 13. The juniors had previous
ly defeated the sophomores and the
seniors had defeated the freshmen.
The junior girls also won a game
from the senior girls the same after
noon with the scqre standing 12 to 2
at the last.
Seniors Wear New
Class Rings or Pins
New class pins, very - attractive
ones, are now being proudly worn by
members of the senior class. Each
pin is formed in the slape of an ar
row head and is of green gold, in
scribed in letters of white gold, O.
C. H. S. Instead of pins some mem
bers of the class secured rings which
are also beauties. Both pins and
rings were ordered from local deal
ers. Engagement of Miss
The announcement of the engage
ment of Miss Evelyn Harding, young
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Harding to Mr. William Laxton has
been made public this week.
Miss Harding has lived in Oregon
City all her life; is a graduate of the
local high school and attended the
Mr. Laxton was in the overseas ser
vice with the 23rd S. Engineers
and now occupies offices In Portland.
Early next summer is the time set
for the wedding.
Dr. Alexander Will
Enter Practice Here
Continued calls for suitable loca
tions for business and for homes in
dicate the need for more houses and
business places in Oregon City. Dr.
A. O. Alexander of Gladstone after
waiting for several weeks has at last
located in convenient and comfortable
rooms over Penny's store.
Two in One The Greatest Bargains
In Newspaperdom The Banner-Courier
and Oregon Farmer for this year,
during Janftary, for cash $1.15.
Plan Is to Give Power of
Regulation to the
Hotels, Rooming Houses, Eating
Places And Barber Shops to
As is usual when attempts to Im
prove moral conditions are entered
into there are found many regulations
which have been ignored and other
which are needed to obtain the better
In the recent moral cleanup it was
discovered that practically all regu
lations of poolrooms were in about
the same condition as European
treaties at the beginning of the late
war. The chief of police backed by
the council is now enforcing these
It is pointed out by the chief and
others -that the placing of all public
places as the hotels, restaurants,
roming houses and barber shops un
der license regulation would be prac
ticable. For if these places were not
run properly the council would have
the power to close them up a most
difficult thing to do under the pres
ent no-license plan. It is not expect
ed that many proprietors would allow
their business to become, objectiona
ble but that it would serve as a check
on all who might otherwise allow
their places to degenerate into objec
tionable features in the city's life.
It is reported that an ordim.ce
providing for the licensing of " the
above named places is in preparation
and will be acted upon soon by the
council with the probability of pass
ing. In the city of Portland and in oth
er cities such license system prevails,
all rooming houses, restaurants, cafe
terias and hotels being licensed and
subject to revocation of such license
and the alternative of running in a
proper man or of being put out of
The following report of Traffic Offi
cer R. E. Waggy for December, 1921,
and shows activity in enforcing traf
fic laws and prohibition regulations.
Franklin H. Smith, 650 Spokane av
enue; overloading; const, fees, $7.00;
court costs, $4.00! fine, $5.00.
J. W. McGee, 819 Alberta street; ov
erloading; const fees, $3.00; court
costs, $4.00; fine, $10.
E. M. Anderson; sled on H. W., Mil
waukie R. No. 1; const, fees, $4.00;
Chas. G. Beaschin, 174 E. 35th St.,
Portland; overloading; dismissed.
Frank Gasser, 202 N. Jersey St, ov-
erloading (not paid); const fees, $1;
court costs, $4.00; fine, $10.
J. E. Fisher, 1119 Seventh street,
Oregon City; court costs, $3.90 fine,
Nelson J. Willard, Estacada, Ore.;
cutting , corner; court costs, $3.20;
.C L. Hamilton, 1305 Main St, Ore
gon City; overloading; court costs.
$3.20; fine, $25.
M. M. Mumpower, Route No. i.
Oregon City; speeding; court costs,
$3.70; fine $10.
Henrv Daley. Clackamas; moon
shiner; court costs, $3.20; fine, $10.
Delbert L. Wiatner, 7537 45ah St.,
S. E.; overloading; const, fees, $4.;
court costs, $3.20; fine, $50.
F. L. Davis, 16th and Division, Ore
gon City; moonshine; 25 days; court
costs, $3.90; fine, $50.
M. M. Mumpower, R. 2, Oregon uuy,
moonshine; $500 bond.
Carl Mumpower, Oregon iy,
mooishine; $500 bond.
Grand total Const. lees, $a.uu,
court costs, $35.00; fines, $210.00.
Sheriff Wilson Is
Vindicated by Jury
it. took the jury in the trial of W.
T Wilson, sheriff of Clackamas coun
ty fifteen minutes, four and two-tenths
seconds after instructions from ine
iiid srn to brine in a verdict of "Not
Guilty." This verdict was generally
expected and "Billy's menas ana as
sociates rejoice over this outcome.
Origin of Fire Has
Not Been Determined
Fire of unknown origin Thursday
night destroyed the frame building at
514 Railroad avenue occupied by
Witham Furniture Company as a
warehouse. The loss on building es
timated at $1000 is partly covered by.
$300 insurance. The loss of The With
am Furniture Company estimated as
$2000 was not insured.
ADDITIONAL JURORS DRAWN
Six "additional jurors were drawn -yesterday
to serve on the panel for the
remainder of the tern The follow
ing were chosen: William Peters,
Oregon City; W. E. Cromer, Logan;
Fred Spangler, Carus; David E. Long,
Hazelia; A. Waldorf, Oswego, and
Isaac Parsiful, Oregon City.