Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 01, 1921, New Year's Edition, Section 5, Page 8, Image 48

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    THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1. 1921
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energies of the concern put Into the
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A De Haviland s airplane, entirely
constructed by students, is one of the
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Three Flying Schools, One Factory for Assembling Planes and Two Companies Operating Passenger Service Are Established in City
machines on display at the Broom
field flying field. This is illustrative
of the type of work which Is being
done by the Portland schools and the
experience which the students get.
The Interest in aviation in Portland
has been communicated to citizens
throughoifct the state, and there art
already a large number of privately
owned machines.
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e: cities has yet bee established,
but that is expected to be a develop
ment of the njar future.
No FaueoKer Injured. .
Flights from Portland to the sea
and to other cities of the -thwest
and California are nov a thing of
ordinary occurrence.
The Oregror. Washington and Idaho
Airplane company, the first concern
of the kind organized in Portland, is
headed by Julius L. Meier, president.
Natt McDougall is vice-president,
Chester G. Murphy, secretary, and
Prescott W. Cookingham, treasurer.
Victor Vernon, who has an enviable
record as an aviation instructor dur
ing the war, is the manager, and
Howard C. Charlton, assistant man
ager. The company already has carried
4500 passengers an aggregate of over
90,000 miles, and not-a passenger has
been injured.
C. V. Dudrey, owner and manager
of the Dudrey Aircraft company, first
entered the field here on a commer
cial flying basis. However, with the
development of the Dudrey school, th
Giant Radio Station
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Plant Coillns $300,000 W 1 1 Be
Equipped to Send Menaatfes to
Europe and Asia.
WITH the completion of a giant
wireless station being con
structed,, near this city by the
Federal Telegraph company, Port
land will become the center of the
Pacific northwest in commercial wire
less service. It is expected that mes
sages may be sent and received at the
new radio plant before the first of
March.
The total cost of the new station,
according to F. H. Barstow, local
manager, including the purchase price
of 331 acres of land, clearing, road
work, towers, buildings, equipment
and power line from Hillsboro, near
which it is located, will be about
$300,000. ,
This new plant takes the place of
the tower which the Federal com
pany has dected at Lents, but which
was taken over by the government
during the war, dismantled and eent
to Siberia for navy use.
The wireless tower, which already
has been erected is 626 feet high, with
an umbrella aerial, a group of eight
antennae spreading from the top of
the tower like ribs of an umbrella,
to eight smaller towers, arranged in
a circle each 1500 feet from the cen
ter, tower. The towers are of steel
and are on concrete foundations.
The plant will be capable of send
ing messages virtually an unlimited
distance, and could easily be used to
communicate with Europe and Asia,
say officials, but it will be used
principally for sending messages to
San Francisco and California sta
tions of the company.
Receiving sets will be erected on
the top of the Board of Trade build
ing and the station will be pperated
by what is known as "remote con
trol." The operators all will be sta
tioned in Portland, and the transmit
ting keys in the Board of Trade build
ing will be connected by wire with
the transmitting apparatus at the sta
tion, eliminating relaying. The "re
laying" is actually automatic, the
same as with wire lines where auto
matic "repeaters" are cut in about
every 300 miles. At the station a
force of radio electricians will be
maintained.
The plant will obtain its power
from the North Coast Power com
pany. Foundation work was done by
Hopkins & Andrew? of Portland, the
tower work awarded to the Pacific
Rolling Mill company of San Fran-
isco and erected under the direction
of Wing & Beebe, San Francisco en
gineers.
When the new station is completed,
a heavy increase in commercial wire
less communication through Port
land is expected. The plant will be
equipped to handle a tremendous
amount of business.
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W established, a factory for as
sembling airplanes now in op
eratic a and two companies operating
. flyins machines commercially, Port
land nas already assumed its place
as on-i of the aviation centers of the
north .vest.
The first Important move for the
development of aviation here waa
over a year ago. when a number of
prominent business men of the city
orgj: ired the Oregon, Washington
ami Idaho Airplane company. The
PWM & Clark field was laid out and
the t rst flight made by a machine of
the vompany occurred on November
4, 1919.
Fnm that beginning, aviation rap
idly developed as a feature of the
lit 3 f the city. Other concerns were
orga.iiied or came to the city. Tha
city flying field, now known as
Broonfield flying field, was laid out
and .lelds were established at various
other points in the state. .
Th i Dudrey Aircraft company was
the i irst to see the possibilities in an
duc itional Institution for the teach
ing f fliers. The result was that the
Hud ay school of aeronautics was or
ganised and a building erected on
Bro oif ield field, containing shops
and lecture rooms and equipment for
teaching the flying game.
Fi om this the work of teaching av
iation In the city has rapidly devel
oped. In addition to the Dudrey
cchosL the Oregon. Washington and
Idaho company is now conducting a
achtoL and the Adcox auto and gas
engine school has instituted a depart
ment for teaching the mechanics of
airplane engines. The schools already
have an aggregate enrollment of over
lull pupils and there Us developing
throughout the northwest a growing
Interest in this line of work.
TUe Dudrey company has already
announced that their temporary build
ing is Insufficient to handle the work
of the schools and plans are under
way for the erection of a new two
Story building fully equipped with
mi dern, up-to-date shops and class
rooms. Girl Is Studemt.
Among the students now taking
viatlon are former soldiers entitled
to state and vocational aid. The Dud
re school, pioneer in the teaching of
a union, claims the distinction ot
having the first Chinese and the first
girl student in aviation in the city.
J..nie Moy. 210 Yamhill street, a son
of the Chinese consul in Portland, is
now a student at the school Ue
plana to learn aviation and then re
turn to China, where he will organize
a company and take up flying com
mercially. Miss Gradelle L,eigh. of
Portland, ia the first girl student In
aviation. She is taking tile course
alongside her male classmates and u
learning the game from the construc
tion of motors and planes tot ac
tual operation.
The course in aviation given stu
dents is complete in every detail. The
Adcox s'hool specialises in motors
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and their construction and repair, the
Oregon. Washington and Idaho com
pany's school and the Dudrey schoo!
take up both the construction of
planes and motors and the actua.
flying.
The Adcox school also has an ar
rangement with the Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho company for teach
ing its students flying, if they desire
that work.
The system of flying schools here
is of such a nature as to provide for
the various needs of students. Port
land's reputation as a center for the
teaching of the various phases pf
aviation is going abroad and the re
sult is a large number of inquiries
are beinf received and the schools
are signing up new students nearly
every day.
The start for makinc Portland an
airplane manufacturing center came,
during the month of November, when
the assembly plant of the Angeles
Aircraft corporation was established
at East Ninth and Marion streets in
Sellwood. This cor -em turns out a
small one-: lan machine known as -.
flivver" In the flying world, a ia-
chine which is declared to be within
the reach of everyone's purs:.
Spruce Abounds Near City.
The machines are of both the mono
plane and " ' lane type and the small
est type turned out weighs but 125
pounds equipped with the motor. The
concern also turns out airplane parts
and is rapidly developing a business
all over the country.
Portland was selected as one of the
best locations in the country for the
establishment of a plant, owing to its
being in the heart of the spruce sec
tion, where unlimited quantities of
that timber is available for the manu
facture of machines. It is for this
reason that experts in aviation circles
declare that this city is destined to
beceme one of the great airplane I
manufacturing centers of the future.
During the war. the goverr.n nt only
touched the vast resources in spruce
o - :n the timbered r-iens radi
ating from till - city. There are still
vast quantities of this wood waiting
to be harvested anc turned into ma
chines for handling the swltt. air
routed commerce of the future.
There are two concerns now en
gaged in commercial flying in the
city, the regon, Washington and
Idaho company and the Portland Air
craft company. Botu concerns have
machines available for handling com
mercial and tourist business. So far
no regular air service for pasjenser-
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STATE BANK 1
OF PORTLAND I
Officers
Leroy D. Walker. President.
A-nthon Eckern. Vice-President
Maynard Redmond, Cashier.
A. L. Morland, Ass't Cashier.
H. O. Voget. Ass't Cashier.
A. H. Herndobler. Auditor.
General banking with
sincere personal service.
Assets over $4,000,000
FIFTH AT STARK
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For The Entire State
The business advice and banking facilities at this
institution are extended to the enterprises of the
state wherever they may be located. From the
first day of its establishment" it has. co-operated
not only with local concerns, but with merchants,
manufacturers, producers and shippers throughout
Oregon.
Today, with greatly amplified facilities and a fund
of valuable experience and trade and credit in
formation we are better prepared to offer our
services to all in quest of a responsible banking
connection.
BANK OF i
CALIFORNIA, N A I
A NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve System
Third at Stark Streets
PORTLAND OREGON
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If You Are Moving
to Oregon
Have your home bank transfer your ac
count with a letter of identification to the
Hibernia Commercial and Savings Bank,
Portland.
You will be able to draw against the ac
count as soon as you arrive, and we will be
glad to assist you in every way in getting
located.
The Hibernia was established in 1892, and
is a member of the clearing house and of the
Federal Reserve system. It is the second
largest state bank in Oregon, yet is not too
large for the personal touch.
Commercial
and
Savings
Fourth and Washington Streets
Portland, Oregon
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This bank provides
every facility for
the prompt and
efficient transaction
of all kinds of
banking business.
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PORTLAND BRANCH.
FOURTH AND
STARK STREETS
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