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' 10 THE SUXDiY OREGONlAy, PORTLAND, 4, 1913.
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OFFICERS OF NEWLY-ORGANIZED NORTH PORTLAND COMMER
CIAL CLUB. ! . ' . ' '
RASP YOUR OPPORTUNITY
It's Up to YOU
General Development of Dis
trict Aim of North Port
land Commercial Club.
OrTrVvr Deep Water Seaport
Y and Railway Terminus
JL Jl on Tillamook Bay to Be
BRIDGE PROJECT AIDED
Association to Work for Big Sewer
Sym and General Street Im
provements More Industrial,
riants Are Sought.
The North Portland Commercial Club
has Just been organized In the district
north of Russell street on the East
PMe. to aid In the commercial and In
flnstrial development of that territory.
Officers of the club are:
President, J. H. Nolta; vice-president.
A. F. Case; secretary, James 8. Strlck-
ler: treasurer, S. L. Woodwa-d; trus
tees. J. N. Carr, C. Spies, H. A. Ruble,
A. Goldstein and A. Wilkinson.
Mr. Nolta. who heads the new organi
zation. Is a well-known "booster-- for
the Peninsula. It has been vary large
ly through his efforts the past few
years that many Important improve
ments have been secured for trie Norm
Alblna section, including the Jeffer
son High School, the Peninsula Park,
paving- of Killingsworth avenue and
numerous other improvements. James
S. Strickler, secretary, is a young at
torney. Mr. Woodward, of Kenton,
elected treasurer, is an old resident of
Portland, and has been a member of
the City Council. He is presidents of
the Kenton Improvement Association
and associated in the development of
that thriving section of the Peninsula.
A. F. Case, vice-president. Is engaged
In business on Killingsworth avenue.
The trustees are all prominent men on
It is proposed to incorporate the new
club and make it a permanent factor
for that section of Portland, and while
It is a local organization it expects to
participate in general civic affairs. Ul
timately the club win purcnase a site
end erect a permanent home near K.111
Ingsworth avenue. It does not super
sede the local push clubs, but will co
operate with them in their work.
Clubs to Co-Operate.
"We have started the North Port.
land Commercial Club to co-operate and
work in harmony with all other sim
ilar organizations in Portland, Includ
ing the Portland Commercial Club, the
East Side Business Men's Cuib. the
Fast Side Club Federation and North
Fast Side Improvement Association,
said President Nolta, in outlining the
scope of the new organization. "We
have much to do out here. Among our
projects are the construction of a
11.500.000 sewer system and the pav
ing of streets that will cost more than
000.000. We have on our hands the
construction of the interstate bridge
across the Columbia River uniting Ore
gon and Washington, which will in
volve an expenditure of about $1,500.
000. This is a project of vast Import
ance to both states.
"It shall be our purpose to encourage
manufacturing establishments, foster
those already established and bring
new ones to Portland; to promote bet
ter streets, better fire protection, more
parks and playgrounds and to stimulate
the entire -Norm I'oruand witn tne true
spirit of progress. It is our plan to
name this district North Portland and
name the new branch library, which is
now being built on Killingsworth ave
nue and Commercial street, the North
Portland Branch Library. These are
some of the things which we shall un
dertake as soon as we are well organ
"On Columbia Slough is a great man
ufacturlng district, where many impor
tant concerns have already been lo
cated. and where many more will come
with the right kind of encouragement.
Sewerage First Consideration.
Sewerage is one of the questions to
come first, and the new club will'co-
operate with the North Albina Im
provement Association in getting the
construction of an ample, system under
construction, as the paving of many
streets depend on the early laying of
sewer pipes. It is planned to hold a
mass meeting of property owners Au
gust 12 in Thiel Hall, near the Pied
mont carbarns, to hear the report of
City: Engineer Hurlburt and examine
the plans which he has prepared. Mr.
Hurlburt will explain in full the plans
which have been prepared for Installing
a sewer system in the North Portland
district. There has been agitation on
the Peninsula for sewerage for more
than a year, and it is felt that action
must now be taken. The- proposed im
provement may Involve the dredging of
Columbia Slough, which City Engineer
Hurlburt has favored. However, Just
what he will recommend will not be
known until he makes his statement to
the mass meeting.
Electric Line Nouithr. .
The proposed electric railway con
necting with the Swift track running
to the Swift packing plant is also a
project which will receive attention of
the new commercial club. The general
plan of the promoters is td build a
line to run over the Broadway bridge
and also to extend it to Vancouver
over the ' proposed interstate bridge
across the Columbia River. George F.
Heusner. known as the father of Ken
ton, is back of this railway movement.
The route of the proposed line will
be on Kilpatrick street to Patton ave
nue, thence on Patton avenue to the
Columbia River, where It Is proposed to
build the bridge. Mr. Nolta declared
that the club will work to secure more
car facilities fot the North Portland
CHEHALIS SCHOOLS LEAD
Figures Show High School Attendance-Largest
In That State.
CHEHALIS. Aug. 3. (Special.)
Figures compiled by bounty Superin
tendent M. L. Carrier show that last
year the Chehalis High School had the
largest attendance of any high school
in this section of the state. The added
attendance is credited to the manual
training and domestic science depart
ments that are maintained.
School prospects for the coming year
tre very bright for the Chehalis schools.
Some interesting figures are given in
the report of Mr. farrier, as follows:
The number of Lewis County residents
in 1911 of schAol age, from 5 to 21, was
9671; in 1912 it Is 98T9. Enrollment in
1911 was 7654; in 1912 it is 803S. Total
1911 attendance was 919,467 days; in
1912 it was 979,353 days. High school
attendance was 71.274 days in 1911 and
89.14S days in 1912. The number of
pupils in each grade in the whole coun
ty and in Chehalis and Centralia in
1912 was as follows:
Countv. hall!, tralia.
Ninth trade 3.H 87 1(M5
Tenth rrade 177 71 .16
Eleventh trade 01 ZS :
Il(tb grade 113 G2 J S
Lewis County schools have a setting
capacity of 10.75S. .Value of school
J2r e j2&eJ?c.
houses and furniture, $575,660; appa
ratus, furniture and books, $74,622. The
school libraries have 9854 volumes and
Conductor Is Under Arrest. .
CENTRALIA, Wash., Aug. 2. (Spe
cial.) Ralph Cook, a conducter for the
Washington-Oregon Corporation oper
ating between Centralia and Chehalis,
has been arrested and taken to South
Bend to face a statutory charge,- a
young South Bend girl being his alleged
victim. Sheriff Stephens, of Pacific
County, made the arrest. It is reported
that Cook, who is a married man, is
wanted In Raymond on a similar
Wolf Fish Found In River.
ALBANY. Or., Aug. 3. (Specials-
Workers on the dredge scraper of the
Albany Land & Gravel Company were
astonished today when they . scooped
up a wolf fish six feet in length-from
the Willamette River. When the re
port that a rare deep-sea fish had been
found in fresh water 200 miles inland
became current the mystery was solved.
The wolf fish was caught in the ocean
near Yaquina Bay yesterday and W. H.
Hogan andG. W. Cline, of this city, who
are at Newport, shipped it for a Joke
to the Elks' Club here. Charles Neely.
steward of the club, boxed It up and
sent it to E. H. McCune, a local mer
chant, who had it thrown in the river.
Mill Employe linos Iiife.
COQTJILLE. Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
Ellas H. Hamblc, employe of the Co
qullle Mill & Mercantile Company,
committed suicide on the railroad track
about a mile south of Coqullle some
time last night by shooting himself
through the head with a 38-caliber re
volver. Hamble had been in Coqullle
Great Manufacturing City
A Pay Roll of $1,000,000 a Year for 300 Years
Will Not Exhaust the BILLIONS OF FEET OF TIMBER Tributary
to Tillamook Bay
Work started -on the ONE MILLION DOLLAR
The "Whitney Lumber Company is completing the
beautiful new residence for their manager at Eilchis
Point, just outside the corporate limits of BAY CITY.
This is the preliminary work of the immense sawmill
plant to be erected at this point.
The Government engineers reported that the big
sawmills to cut the BILLIONS OF FEET OF TIMBER
must be established on Tillamook Bay and not on the
rivers and sloughs tributary to the bay. BAY CITY
being the only possible large townsite on the bay, it is
obvious that BAY CITY will be the metropolis.
The Government project of improvements
is now law. The work on the new jetty at the
entrance of the bay and the deep channel DI
RECT TO BAY CITY will be started soon as
possible, the money appropriated by the Gov
ernment being available at any time.
SECUEE A FEW LOTS IN BAY CITY
Don't wait for improvements. As sure as
you do you will pay the penalty of advanced,
prices. Buy now and reap early profits.
Lots $65 to $1500 on Easy Terms
" New book, full of information about the Tillamook country, will be issued, soon. Apply for a
copy. Use the coupon below. -
Visit BAY CITY soon as possible. Fare good returning all Summer $4. Return fare Sat
day toKIonday $3. '
Bay City Land Co.:
Send new book about Tillamook coun
try and Bay City.
Name . .
BAY CITY LAND CO.
J701-2-3 SPALDING BUILDING-
about three months, but had- no rela
tives here. . His conduct had been noted
as rather peculiar..
SLEEPING PORCH IS MOST POPULAR
Portland People Take Kindly to Outof-Door Bed Chambers and Many of Them Are in Use.
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law-r. has set
Delancey Nicoll, lawj-er. has set a new
style in arranging (or i an open sleeping
pavilion on the roor or nis town nousr. Air.
Nicoll does not explain why he wants to
leep out of doors, but probpMy he figures
hat It would be more comfortable on sul
try nights. New lork Correspondence.
F It is something out of the ordi
nary in New York to sleep out. of
doors, residents of Gotham are re
spectfully Invited to pass their Sum
mers In Portland and other parts of the
Northwest, where sleeping in the open
Is indulged in by every person who is
privileged to enjoy such an invigorat
ing and healthful custom.
It may be. stated, parenthetically.
that the nights in the Northwestern
country are rarely sultry, and that
people do not seek the open air at
leeping time to escape discomforts of
hot Summer nights, such as prevail in
the Eastern part of the -united states.
but do so in order to receive full bene
fit of the fresh and pure atmosphere.
Pioneer open-air sleepers declare
that the custom has the pronounced el-
fect of strengthening their constitu
tions, ae well as making -them much
more efficient, in following their daily
work. The salutary effect ' has been
especially notable among persons lead
ing a sedentary life. The practice has
long been recommcended by physicians
for persons suffering from constitu
tional ailments. It is recognized as one
of the most effective methods of com
bating the white plague. "
There is a reason why residents in
the Pacific Northwest are favored in
this respect over the people - living in
the Eastern and Middle Western States.
It Is the difference In climatic condi
tions. Generally speaklng.there is lit
tle humidity in the atmosphere in the
Columbia River basin east of Portland
during the Summer months, and for
that reason there Is no dew at nights.
The dew is so heavy in many parts of
the Eastern States, on the other hand,
that it is uncomfortable to sleep out of
doors. ' -
' In Eastern Oregon and Washington it
is probable that fully 50 per cent of the
Inhabitants sleep out of doors in- Sum
mer. ; During the . harvest seasons farm
hands earrv their "roll of blankets'
with them and sleep on improvised
beds of straw with the "stars of
hftnvpn" SLR their onlv canopy. It is
said that this practice makes it possi
ble, more than Jinv other, factor, for
harvest hands to work 14 to 16 hours a
day throughout the harvest season
without showintr signs of fatigue.
Sleeping out of doors in Portland is
not a fad. It is a practice mat is
gaining in popularity, because the
residents recognize in it Important
hygienic principles. The custom is be
Ing followed more for Its health-producing
effects than for its comforts.
There are hundreds of children in Port
land who are given the advantage of
the fresh-air treatment, and as they
grow older they prefer to sleep in cov
ered porches, not only In Summer, but
during the rainy seasons late in the
Fall and early in the Spring. There are
scores of adults in Portland who have
been using sleeping porches continu
ously for a number of years, and at
tribute the cause of their bodily health
to this practice. Votaries of the fresh
air habit selmon contract severe colds;
in fact, many declare that the practice
of sleeping out of doors has made them
Impervious to common aliments.
As an evidence of ther-attitude of
Portland residents and homebuilders
towards the open-air propaganda, it is
estimated that at least 75 per cent of
the houses built during the past year
are provided with sleeping porches. It
is probable that there are no new
houses costing about $3500 that do not
contain outside sleeping compartments.
In many new homes special attention
has been given to the general house
plan so that each bedroom may be pro
vided with its individual sleeping
porch. One Portland home now under
way will contain five separate sleeping
porches. A suburban home, Just com
pleted. Is provided with eight open
air sleeping pavilions.
Architecturally, the construction of
houses In Portland has undergone a
marked change in recent years as a
result of the ppular demand for open
air sleeping compartments. As a mat
ter of fact, a home is not considered
fully up to date and modern unless it
is provided with these features. Archi
tects declare that there is no city in
the United States, outside of California,
that has so many houses equipped with
sleeping porches as Portland.
A new type of sleeping porch is
noted on a house just completed by
Twinchell & Parelius, on East Twenty
fourth street, between Stanton and
Siskiyou streets. The porch has a
pergola effect and adds much to the
general appearance of the, residence.
At the rear of the home of R. D.
Carpenter, 633 East Twenty-third
street North, a special two-story com
partment was added after the main
house was completed. The first floor
is used as a breakfast room and the
upper floor as a sleeping porch. The
sleeping porch is provided with large
sash windows, which can be raised
when it is desired to convert the com
partment into a sunroom or children's
playroom during the Winter season.
The size of the room Is 10x15 feet.
A.i H. DeGolyer, who recently pur
chased the H. P. Palmer home at 487
East Twenty-first street for $20,000, is
enthusiastic over the open-air feature
of his home. Mr. De Golyer formerly
resided In Chicago and finds a delight
ful contrast in climatic conditions.
Fisherman Forgets His Reel.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. 3. (Spe
cial.) E. P. Troeh and several other
fishermen of Vancouver got up at an
early hour today and rode into the
country on a fishing trip. When Troeb
was several miles out near a stream
he found he had forgotten his reel, and
could not fish. Troeh sought a farm
house and telephoned to Hope Blevens,
who owns a motorcycle, to get the reel
and deliver It to him. It was done.
Kramer Breaks Jail.
NEWPORT, Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
Fred Kramer, serving 50 days on a
'charge of annoying women, pried his
way out of jail Thursday night. Kra
mer evidently receiver assistance from
the outside, as the rear door casing
showed where a crowbar had been used.
He was not locked in a cell, having the
freedom of the Jail, which allowed com
munication with outsiders. Friends of
Kramer live in Astoria, Portland and
Albany, where he worked as lineman
with electric companies. He carries an
I. W. W. icard.
NEW EXCAVATOR RECEIVED
It Is Intended for I'se In Irrigation
Work at Klamath Falls
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., " Aug. 3.
(Special.) The 10-ton excavator built
In Stockton, Cal..' for the Reclamation
Service, has reached here. It will be
set up and tried on a drainage ditch
Just south of the city as soon as the
men from the shops arrive. If it comes
up to the guarantee it will be set to
work at once in deepening and widen
ing laterals and drains on the first
unit of the project.
The officials in charge of the work
say that drainage on all projects with
a fairly level surface is as Important
a problem as is the matter of getting
the water on the ground; that in all
arid districts there are more or less
alkaline salts which tend to come to
the surface, unless washed out of the
soil, and that this can only be done
by drainage, which draws the alkali
down into the drains. In Irrigation
without proper drainage, capillary ac
tion brings the water in the soli to the
surface and the alkali with it.
The dredge has a half-yard bucket,
is operated with gasoline and Is self
propelled, which will save much time
in moving. An experienced engineer
has been engaged to operate the machine.
'ew Water Company Incorporated.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. (Special.) The
State Line Water Company of New Pino
Creek, with a capitalization of $25,000,
was one of the companies filing arti
cles of Incorporation with the Searota'V
of State today. Leese & Scarth, bank
ers, of Newport, also filed articles In
creasing their capital stock from J10,
000 to 13,000.
LA'0 board ASKS A'
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Decision Is That State l es Xot liay
oim to Beds of 1 Overs' Dry
Through Chance of.urse!
SALEM. Or... Jdne 15. (Special.)
Replying to an inquiry from George J.
Brown, clerk of the State Land Doard.
Assistant Attorney-General Van Winkle
today passed on tiie question of A. An
drews. Of Corvallis. as to an abandoned
bed of the Willamette River, which la
now dry. He asked as t whether the
land is property of the state and sub
ject to entry under the state land law.
Primarily the beds of all navigable
rivers in the state betong td the statt
by virtue -tf her sovereignty
the land in quest
, any man is a flaw
I in the title to his
home. It costs
money and trouble
to solve such a puz
zle. The method of
transfer used in
such cases costs
just as much as it
does to avoid dan
ger of complica- .
tions by the ,:.!
use of our ,,V
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I it formed the bed of the WlllateJ5
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