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sive, The Banner-Courier cov
ers, with larger circulation
than that of any other paper,
every portion of Clackamas
Clackamas county Justly -boasts
of the intelligence and
progress of her citizens, the
excellence of her schools, .
churches, farms and homes.
THE BANNER-COURIER, OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1922.
judge gross will
wave olive branch
An Effort Will Be Made To
Reach A Compromise
In Official Route
COMMITTEES GIVE UP
Council And Highway Commissioners
Deadlocked Over Selection Of
All committees connected with the
neguuauuns 'ueiweeu mc vity iui
state highway commission have ceased
to function, and have agreed to main
tain silence, while County Judge Har
vey E. Cross takes up with the commis
sion the question of the official rout
ing through Oregon City, in an en
deavor to bring order out of the chaotic
-condition that has arisen over the at
tempt to agree upon a routing. -
This decision was reached at the
Tuesday noon luncheon of the Live
Wires and the Commercial Club,-when,
after a spirited discussion between the
advocates of the two routes under con
sideration. Judge Cross announced that
when all parties concerned were will
ing to Quit fighting and allow peaceful
methods to prevail, that he would offer
his services in an attempt to bring
about an adjustment of the differences
that have arisen in connection with
Judge Cross, it is generally believed,
will foe able to bring about a satisfac
tory settlement of the matter, this opin
ion being based on his success in hand
ling the bridge matter with the com
missioners, after the negotiations over
its construction had reached the
Mnvpmfint Fnr flniintv
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Health Nurse Favored
By Live Wires
The Live Wires, at their noon lunch
eon, Tuseday, went on record as favor
ing the provision in the county budget
providing- for a county agent, and a
county club leader, and will-co-operate
with the farmers at the budget meet
ing to be held December 30, in their
The Live Wires will also co-operate
in asking that an amount sufficient to
provide for a county health nurse be
Wednesday evening, December 27, at
7:30 o'clock, in the Commercial Club
rooms, a meeting will be held to which
the taxpayers from every section of
the county will he invited to join in
discussing every phase of the appropri
ations for the coming year.
County Judges' Meeting Is
Lively Affair Poll Tax
Urged For Voters
Booth Clears Matter Of Resigmations
And Declares Purpose To Aid
Governor Pierce ,
On Friday, the last day of the coun
ty judges' meeting in. Portland, R. A.
Booth chairman of the state highway
commission, held the center of attrac
tions. He replied to criticisms which
have been directed against the com
mission by Governor-elect Pierce and
others, and made it clear that he and
his associates will aid the new govern
or in every reasonable way. "Our
resignations are in to take effect at his
will. We are willing to stay and do
any work he may want us to do, pro
vided the resignations are accepted
within three months," said Mr. Booth.
In repjy to the pre-election claim
that the department is in possession of
excessive equipment, the chairman de
clared that nearly all of it was the gift
of the government; that it is cared for
in state owned shops where the work
is done quicker, better and more
cheaply than in outside shops, and that
the profits from the operation of these
shops and trucks was, for 1921, over"
$70,000, and for the present biennum
will be at least $ 120,000.
In regard to the statement, often
made, that Washington has more pave
ment than Oregon and at less cost, the
speaker declared that Oregon has over
800 miles of pavement, while Washing
ton has only 455; that the average
cost of pavement in our sister state, at
the north for 1922, was $25,000,
while the average in Oregon has been
$22,081 per mile. Washington's pave
ment quoted is 20 feet, while Oregon's
is 16 feet, but is one-fourth inch thick
er and the cost of cement here is fifty
cents a barrel higher. Hence, the cost
is favorable to Oregon.
Mr. Booth showed the total cost of
administration of the highway depart
ment, including legal services, adver
tising, stationery, printing, auditing
traveling expenses of commissioners
and engineers, design and inspection,
of bridges, testing and inspection of
road building materials, preparation of
plans and specifications, and all engi
neering expenses, is but 6.19 per cent
af the expenditures.
Judge H. E. Cross of Clackamas
county was elected president of the
association for next year.
one asking that the legislators at the I
one asking that the legislators at the
coming session, shall not make any
appropriation for and shall not in
crease the taxes for the educational
institutions of the state.
WORKMAN VICTIM OF
THUGS ON BRIDGE
WILLAMETTE P.-T. A. TO
SERVE SCHOOL LUNCHES
(Willamette Special Correspondence.)
At the parent-teachers' meeting, held
last Friday afternoon in the school
house, it was decided that the asso
ciation would furnish hot soup to the
Willamette school children this winter.
An electric stove has been installed in
the basement and each day two mem
bers of the parent-teachers' associa
tion will make the soup and serve the
children at the noon hour. '
Astoria Aid Up To Solons
At a meeting of several legislators
with Mayor Baker, Governor-elect
Pierce and representatives from As
toria, on Monday of this week, a com
mittee of the solons was appointed to
present to the legislature the needs of
the stricken city. Upon this report the
legislature will decide the matter of
allowing highway funds to the amount
of about $250,000 to be used to rebuild
Astoria's principal street extending
thru the city.
William Fromong, employe of the
Southern Pacific company in the re
pair department and stationed at West
Linn, was the victim of holdup men on
the new bridge Saturday evening. -
Two men stepped from behind the
high barricade at the east end of
the bridge when he started to cros's
and commanded "hands up".'" Fro
mong had $25 on his person at the
time and declined the invitation.
The hold up men struck him three
times with the buts of hetir revolvers,
buthe refused to take the count. The
hold ups became frightened and fled
toward the west side of the bridge.
Fromnog ran - to the police station
half a block distance, and not find
ing any one there he went to Ed John
son's 'barber shop to wash his wounds
and was later taken to Dr. Strickland's,
office where the wounds were dressed.
POULTRY EXHIBIT IS
Gilbert To Go South
Abe Gilbert, who has served as coun
ty roadmaster for the past two years,
and who has tendered his resignation
to the county court to take effect De
cember 31, will leave soon after Jan
uary 1 for Eugene, where he has taken
the position of roadmaster for Lane
Going to the Poultry Show? When,
where? Hubbard, Friday and Satur
day, January 12 and 13. Of course you
are. It's a Marion-Clackamas county
affair. Excellent premiums and spe
cial prizes, are offered.
Among those who will benefit are
those poultrymen who have never be
fore exhibited their. birds. For their
encouragement and benefit, special
prizes will be awarded.
O. A. C. poultry experts, poultry
breeders with successful experience
will be there to encourage, help and
Everybody In Clackamas and Marion
counties is welcome.
It will be a Red Letter event in the
history of poultrydom.
Budget Meeting At Moose Hall
The annual budget meeting of the
county, to be held December 30 will
be at the Moose hall. A large attend
- ance is anticipated.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Stfjtf atitritg 0f lyrist
23y A. 2f. Sfothrop,
- r ' Pastor Oregon City M. E. Church . "
HE Bible is an oriental book, and we. can best tell the story of Christ's
m birth in the light of the customs and traditions of his homeland. We are
accustomed to say that Christ was a, child of poverty; born in a manger
because his parents could not provide better lodgings; a child of obscurity and
of no special significance to Israel. ' -
Here is where the oriental atmosphere corrects one's thought- It was no
secret that "Messiah" was to come. Jew and Gentile expected Him. The
"wise men" who "came from the East," were from Persia.. However that
Christ would be : : born in a manger" was not prophesied, hut He was ! Not
because He was so poor, but because there was "no room for Him in the inn."
The "inn" was one whose first story was a stable, with rooms above for guests
Joseph and Mary had gone up to Bethlehem, their ancestral city, where their
enrollment and taxes were entered. Many others had arrived for the same
purpose before them, and so many that special prices were likely paid by them
for stable room. The fact that Mary's name was listed for "taxes" shows
that she was an independent property holder at Bethlehem, and then, as the
biue the sign of royal blood
thru whom mother Mary's line had come down from David.
New Testament expressly says she had "her own, house" in Nazareth, where
she lived. '
What wondrous events attended that visit to Bethlehem. The Prophets
had not dreamed that "the Lord of Life and Glory" would he born in a stable!
Now the news was heralded forth.- The shepherds on the hillsides heard it,
and were told how they could recognize the Christ child "This shall be a sign
unto you ye shall find the babe wrapt in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
The orient is the home of heraldry. The ensign of the house of David would
be on the "swaddling clothes." One of these bands was white stifiped with
Another was red, the ensign of Boaz and Ruth,
shepherds' plaid, for the "King of Shepherds." Thus the tiny body bore the
rainbow hues o.f infinite promise. There need !be no groping to find this "new
born King." who meant "joy to theworld" and "peace to men of good will
exactly what the world needs. "
"Born in a manger." Suppose He iiad been born in a palace? Then the
poor would have felt no interest in him. Custom, convention, pride, exclusive
ness would have walled him away from the affection of the crowd. Born in a
manager. He is not the Christ of any caste or class. He is everybody's babe.
He is the "Son of Man." The universal man. He transcends all races. He
has a power today He never had in Galilee. Child of the first century, bujt
Lord of the twentieth century. His own people expected Christ to toe an
earthly King. Because He was hot, they rejected Him. Later Christ said of
himself, "My kingdom is not of this world. I am the King of Truth." Love is
His scepter. " .
The long journey made by the wise men shows that they believed a new
and wonderful life had been born in the earth. ' So did the "gifts" they brought.
"Gold, frankincense and myrrh," which in the imagery of the oriental mind
meant that King, Prophet, Priest and Scholar all did homage to the Christ
child, hat was the pledge of the star-led men and it is being redeemed more
and more as the generations come and go. v
Was there so much in that tiny babe? Yes, because from that humble and
small beginning, the: great world's life began and continues to change for the
better. Earth redeeming potencies, measureless triumphs of right over wrong
and glorious destinies issue from Mary's babe whom the angel told Joseph to
call "Jesus," which means Savior. '
Surely any mother's babe has its own wondrous royalty. It may be even
the priest of- a new life, but this manger babe is the. ultimate secret of all life
and truth for the whole world, for time and eternity. The glory of His cradle
puts a wrath of holy light and love on every cradle. Since His natal day,
and now forever, all motherhood and childhood is holy and sacred.
A manger cradle for the "King of Glory!" Then the verycommon things
of Life may serve the most lofty and precious uses. The humblest life may be
a kingly one in motive and purpose. Heaven's ideals are freely given to all
who will entertain them... A star-lit' road leads from everyone's door to God.
The humble heart can cradle a Christ, but a proud one, never. Christ was
born in Bethlehem, but reader, has He been born in your heart? Have-you
worshipped at His cradle? If not, swing the weaving thread of choice that
way this Christmas-tide and make it Christ's natal day in your very own heart
and life. Let the "Christ of God," "born of a virgin," bring to you the God his
this, His world.
Christmas is God's birthday in the world,
not a retired and absentee God - but one in living touch with
Christ is "God manifest in the
Wedding Bells To Feature
Opening of Twin Cities'
Banquet At West Linn. Will Follow
Ceremonies Of The Opening
Of The Bridge
The matrimonial bureau arranged by
M. D. Latourette in connection with
the celebration of the opening of the
new bridge has been successful, and as
a result a wedding ceremony has been
arranged between a prominent twin
city couple the groom a resident of
West Linn and the bride a popular
Oregon City girl. ' .
The wedding is to be symbolic of a
closer union between the two cities.
Mayor Shannon will give the bride
away and Mayor Greaves of West Linn
will officiate as best man. The couple
will select their own minister to offi
ciate. The names of the contracting
parties will not be known until the
hour of the ceremony.
Word his been received from Mayor
Baker that he will be present with a
delegation from Portland, to partici
pate in the ceremonies of the day. The
Salem mayor will also be present with
a delegation from the capitol city.
A banquet to the visitors will be
served at the West Linn Inn. Franklin
T. Griffith of Portland will preside as
toastmaster. . -
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Taxpayers Go On Record As
Favoring Such Action At
Budget Meeting -
POLICE TO HAVE AUTO
Automobile Park Not to Receive Help
From City... Must Be
The matter of additional fire pro
tection received much consideration
at the budget meeting of the city coun
cil Friday night While those in at
tendance were almost a unit in de
claring that the local department ought
to be strengthened, some of the plans
of the firemen were regarded as too
expensive for the present
Purchase- of an additional engine
was turned down, tout the meeting
made appropriation for the purchase
of 500 feet of hose andfor the em
ployment of another paid fireman to
be on duty full time.
The police department came in for
some unexpected largess on the part
of the taxpayers, the appropriation for
a police automobile being allowed.
Necessity of the automobile was ad
mitted, especially at night, when two
policemen have to cover the entire
A deficit of 75 remaining for the
past year's expense of the Hawley au
tomobile park was allowed, but tax
payers voted that if the park could not
pay its own expenses this year it would
have to be closed.
An appropriation of $500 for rest
rooms placed in the budget at the
request of a petition presented by the
W. C. T. U. organization, was endorsed
with the understanding that the organ
ization responsible far its appearance
in the budget should exercise complete
An echo of the break between the
council and the highway comanission
over the' routing of the Pacific High
way through Oregon City was heard
when the council postponed action on
the ordinance appropriating $7000
necessary to pay the amount due from
Judge H. E. Cross. .
Harvey E. Cross, county judge of
Clackamas county was unanimously
selected as president of the state asso
ciation of county judges the last day of
their meeting in Portland last Thursday.
Judge Cross was unable to be pres.- the city on the new bridge- until Dec
ent at the time and the honor came ember 28. Mayor Shannon and a ma-
unsolicited, as a tribute to him for his jority of the council are Inclined to
work in hehalf of the state organiza- hold un further payments due the
tion. Judge Cross is recognized state from the city until an agreement
throughout the state as one of the is reached regarding official routing to
pioneers in the good roads movement be taken through Oregon City, and
in that selection the council insisted on
OREGON CITY BUSINESS the Btreet route belne named-
SOLD TO BEN LEVIN
The transfer of lot 8 block 26, locat
ed at the south east corner of Main
and Sixth streets has been filed with
the county recorder. This property
consisting of a two story building is
occupied by the J. C. Penney company
and the meat market of Meilike and
Koellermeir on the first floor, the
second floor bv the Electric Hotel
Farm Home For Children
Makes Fine Progress
First Unit For Homeless Boys'
Under Way With Subscription
Sufficient to Complete.
Announcement is made that the"
FRIENDS MAKE MERRY
AT THE MILLIKENS
FRIENDS SURPRISE M. G. SMITH
The Banner-Courier expresses to
You, its thousands of Readers, and
Patrons, deepest appreciation for
your generally uniform kindliness
and encouragement extended to us
during the year now nearing its
close. We wish you the greatest
possible future happiness and suc
cess. To Tou a Merry Christmas and
Happy New Yean
A surprise party was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Smith in
honor of Mr.. Smith's 55th birthday.
Lunch was served to about thirty
guests at midnight and everyone left,
wishing Mr. Smith many happy returns
of the day.
ANGLES Of FARM LEGISLATION
Norton Will Filed
Thomas F. Ryan has filed a petition
with the county judge asking that the
will of the late Mrs. Mary Norton, who
died December 11, be admitted to pro
bate. Mrs. Norton left an estate val
ued at approximately $ 4,200.
Died, at fhe home of her mother, in
Molalla, Irene Jagger, aged eight years.
The body was shipped to Washington
for interment. .
(Willamette Special Correspondence.)
- A number of friends gathered at the
home of Mrs. Wesley Milliken, last
Thursday morning at eleven o'clock.
The guests brought well-filled baskets
and a pot-luck dinner was enjoyed at
noon. In the afternoon Christmas gifts
were exchanged between those present
and the children were given favors
from a large Christmas tree. Those
present were: Mrs. Ida Peter, Mrs.
H. Leisman, Mrs. Neil Whitney and
son Allen, Mrs. John Rauch and son
Lynn, Mrs. Robert Young and daughter
Lillian, Mrs. Albert Buckles and daughter-
Betty, Mrs. Harold White, Mrs.
John Casey and daughter Mary Jane,
Mrs. John Ream, Jr. and son Kenneth,
Mrs. Frank Shipley, Mrs. Ewald Leis
man and children Richard, Marshall
and Lorraine; Mrs. Joe" Schauble and
daughter Dorothy, Mrs. Denton and son
If evidence is wanted by any on
showing the necessity of tax reduction
and other better conditions for the
farmer here it is. Last year the O. A.
C. made a survey of 113 Oregon farms
having a value above $20000.00. This
survey shows an average net income of
only $766.00 per farm while the aver
age tax was $303.00 per farm, leaving
$463.00 per farm for the labor of the
entire family and for interest on the
That a family should be forced to
live on $463.00 is a wrong industrially
and socially. " , t -'
And that a farm worth $20000 should
not pay a fair rate of interest on this
investment is an economic hame. No
other enterprise could or would thus
strive on for existence. Bankruptcy
would come speedily.
Taxes must be made more equal as
Riley and Mrs.-'Milliken and children j the first step in relief to the farmer,
Buddie ana Margaret
couraged not only but made a reality
There must be also a workable system
of farm credits that will enable the
produced to obtain money at a rate
which he can afford to pay and have
a margin "left for his and his family's
total. Until these conditions " are
brought about, there will toe no general
prosperity. Income tax and taxation
of water power measures for relief of
the tax burden of the farmer and small
property owner will he grange meas
ures in the coming legislature.
And to the end that the farms and
small home owners may be saved from
confiscation for taxes the legislature
will be forced to an early show down.
And the problem of fair and equitable
distribution of the tax burden will re
quire the most conscientious thought
and courageous action.' Taxation is
the biggest problem of the coming
session. The farm must be put on
a basis " of income fairly proportionate
Annex; The property was owned by Children Farm Home organization is
the Gambrinus Brewing company of i succeeding with its $125,000 campaign
Portland and was sold to Ben Levin for the establishment of the Real
of the same place. The revenue stamps Home on a Farm" situated near Cor-
attaehed to the deed indicated the vallis.
property sold for $39,000. ! The purpose of the home is to pro
vide, homes on the cottage plan ioi
W. C. T. U. Prospers I homeless children of Protestant tarn-
Mrs. E. B. Andrews, county organiz-1 uies in this state. Catholics care for
er, has just returned from a trip, dur- the children of parents of their faith.
ing which' she did organizing work in I The money is on hand for the first
Wasco, Sherman and Deschutes coun- cott age unit for boys and the payments
ties. She reports good interest in 0n the farm are met for several months
spiteT of twelve to sixteen inches of m advance.
snow, in the territory which she cov-1 The next work on the plan which
ered. She visited eleven points during I progress according to the funds sub-
the month's time she was absent Four scribed, will be to obtain the money
of these places had unions in good for a cottage for girls the calls for
working order. Three were organized which are quite as appealing as for
and four others "resuscitated." . the boys of whom there are literally
The Oregon City Union also is in I hundreds in need in this state.
good condition. Great interest is be- Contributions are still needed -tor
ing, shown in the Oregon Children's further progress. All checks should
Farm Home movement. Quilts are be- be made .to H. Hirschberg, treasurer
ing made and old clothing is being con- and sent to the campaign manager,
verted into garments for the use of the Ada Wallace Unruh, 615 Stock Ex
orphan children who are soon to have change Bdg., Portland.
a real home. The local union has There Can be no possible loss or tne
pledged $200 toward the fund, $80 of contributions for in the Incorporation
which has already been paid. 1 are responsible men and women and
A recent gift to the local union was m the remote case of failure the prop-
$100 from the Loyal Order of Orange- perty will revert to the state to be
men to be used for the Children's Farm used for the purpose for which it was
Recent visitors to the W. C T. U. at The ground was broken on Saturday
Cooperative marketing must be en- to other industry and business.
Oregon City were: Ada Wallace Un
ruh, general state "manager or tne
Children's Farm Home; Mrs.' Jane
Donaldson, state treasurer, and Miss
Gilbert, state secretary of the L. T. L.
last for the first cottage.
KNOX BAKERY BURNED
. : SATURDAY MORNING
Favor Wait For Justice
Early Saturday morning, the Knox
. i netitinn has heen filed with the bakery on Washington street was bad
county judge, signed by ninety-three ly damaged by fire. Mr. Knox had
business men and . voters of Canby, arisen early to light the fire tinder the
nvin., that Charles N. Wait be arc oven and had gone back to bed when
pointed justice of peace in the Canby tm oven Deuaiue uvcraca il ib uc
rtistrint tn succeed the late Justice lieved, resulting in the blaze.
William Knight xne iamuy, consisting oi mo pro
prietor, nis wiie ama cnuaren, waa
Marriaae License Issued sleeping in a room back of the bakery
A marriaee license was issued Sat- when the fire started. - To compensate
urday to Mark David Bogart, 42, of 407 in part for their loss and to give them
Macleay building, Portland, and Eueen unmeaiate reiiei, suDscriyuoii
Johnson 25 Milwaukie. offered by business men on eaturuay.