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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1915)
FRIENDS MANY FOR
ROAD BOND ISSUE
eaim to tlhe Farmer
Opinions Taken at Random on
Street Show Variety of
Reasons for Support.
LABORING MEN GIVE VIEWS
Granges and Municipalities Lining
l"p in Behalf or Improvement.
Gresham Council TJrges Elec
tors to Cast FaTorablc Vote.
IAEM PLOYED WORKWGMEN
FAVOR GOOD ROAD BONDS.
A straw vote was conducted at
the Workingmen's Club. 271 Front
street, yesterday to determine the
attitude of the men there on the
proposed bond issue. The result
was 87 "yes" and 17 "no."
This is the club recently opened
by Ben Selling and most ot the
men who assemble there are unemployed.
All classes of citizens laboring men,
capitalists, business men, professional
men, and women, too, have given their
indorsement to the proposed bond issue.
An overwhelming sentiment in favor of
the improvements has developed within
the last few days.
Following are a few random expres
sions picked from persons on the streets
In the business district yesterday:
D. A. Burleson, a laboring man of
430 East Stevens street I am in favor
of the bonds for a good many reasons,
but. first of all. because the work that
they will provide will relieve the hard
C. C Darling, a machinist, of Lents
Good roads help to develop the country
district. We who live outai-de the city
Mtmlta will give a big majority for the
bonds. It will help us and It will help
every man, woman and child in the
William B. Jolly, a retired farmer,
of S72 Maple street Hard-eurface roads
will bring farm produce to the markets
at the least possible expense and. at
a minimum of inconvenience. I am
making a house-to-house canvass for
the bond ipsn and find a tremendous
sentiment in its favor.
Laboring; Vete Predicted.
H. G. Merrill, a stationary engineer,
of Kast Third, and East Morrison streets
Labor will vole for good roads al
most to a man. The proposed improve
ments will relieve the labor situation
and will help the fanners.
Edward P. Mall, real estate dealer
Sure. Good roads are the thing. Bonds
are the way to pay for them. Good
roads bring the city to the country and
the country to the city. Let's have the
N. 15. Jacobson, attorney, 1012 East
Yamhill street The bonds will carry.
They certainly should carry and every
resident of the county ought to vote
for them. Good roads make good busi
ness and good times. I am for them.
Fred It. Alexander, bridge operator
I favor the road bonds. They will give
employment to the laborer and will
make it possible for the farmer to bring
his produce to the city without reduc
ing his-fruit and vegetables to a pulp.
Charles L. Brown, llo East Sixty
ninth street I am in favor of the bond
issue because 1 consider it a good busi
ness .proposition for the county. I
have been a resident of the county for
26 years and always have been ashamed
of our county roads. "
Old Taxpayer for Good Roads.
W. 11. Scott, 4309 Sixty-sixth street
Southeast. I have lived la this dis
trict for -3 years and have paid taxes
for 13 years. 1 strongly advocate the
bond issue, as 1 consider good roads
a benefit to my community.
Thomas Sweeney, contractor, S75
Fast tjixtecnth street The bonds will
bring tho workingmcn and the money
together and the county will have the
benefit of hard-surfaced roads.
H. N. Lawrlc. chairman Oregon Bu
reau of Mines end Geology Construc
tion of good roads effects a raving in
the expenditure of public funds by
lowerlng the cost of maintenance over
the present system of throwing money
Into mud holes to keep existing roads
passable. It enlarges the field for the
employment of labor. It stimulates the
city's trade and the intensified farm
ing of the contiguous territory.
Within tho last, few days scores, of
civic organizations have added their
approval to the proposed bonds. On
Friday night the Sellwood Commercial
Club, after listening to an address by
Whitney L. Boise, unanimously indorsed
The Ladd Addition Improvement Club,
after hearing an explanation of the
bonds by "W. A. Carter and J. L. Ham
merasly, also decided to indorse them.
St. Johns Skews Attitude.
A big meeting was held at St. Johns
on Friday night, at which Frank B.
Riley was the principal sneaker. More
than 700 men and women attended. The
sentiment was almost unanimous in
favor of the bonds.
The Lents Grange yesterday heard an
explanation of the bond issue by E. E.
Coovert. Mrs. H. A. Darnell presided.
A large number of the members, after
hearing Mr. Coovert speak, declared
that they would vote for the bonds.
The Lents people are particularly ac
tive in working for the bond issue.
At tho meeting of the Gresham City
Council Tuesday the following resolu
tions indorsing the road bonds were
"Whereas. We believe that good roads
are the country's best developers: and.
"Whereas, The County of Multnomah
is about to vote on a bond issue for the
purpose of hard-surfacing the main
roads in the county, including the Co
lumbia River Highway:
"Resolved. That we. the City Council,
representing a progressing community
of this county, hereby go on record as
being very much In favor of the bond
issue and recommend that every voter
use his franchise in favor of it on elec
Koad Bonds to Be Debated.
Under the auspices of the Alberta
Woman's Improvement Club the good
roads bond issue will be discussed Mon
day night at the Vernon Presbyterian
Church, corner of Wygant and East
Nineteenth street Xorth. The affirma
tive will be taken by C. C. Chapman
and Whitney L. Boise and H. A. Dar
nall and E. J. Stack will argue in the
negative. The public is Invited.
Idaho Apple Men Hopeful.
LEWISTOX. Idaho, April 10. (Spe
cial.) Apple-growers in this entire
district are generally feeling confi
dent that they will be able to dispose
of their crop at good prices, after all
the scare they have had because of the
loss of European markets through the
war. It will undoubtedly appear
truce to many to learn that the ex-
portations of apples this year will be
100.000 barrels In excess or tne amount
sent out last season. This is the Judg
ment of C K. Macey, State Horticul
m . ; ' ' . ropyriglit. tftl by Pavirl M. BotsCnrd. s l
. in ! 1 1 : I
King County (Seattle) has 1 10 miles of paved roads outside of the
city. Multnomah County has only 3 12 miles outside of Portland.
The building of these roads has brought about an improvement in the life of
the farmer around Seattle which has no equal in the entire West.
Every farmer's house is a station on the established auto-truck routes which
operate over these paved roads. Instead of having to get up at one or two
o'clock in the morning to take his cream and produce to railroad station, or to
town, the auto-truck whizzes them there at a cost of $2 a ton up to 20 miles.
Big, comfortable auto-buses give splendid service over these paved roads around
Seattle for about lea mile fare. It now takes 35 minutes from Portland to
Gresham by auto-bus. The fare is 25c. Auto-bus men say that paved roads
will cut the time to 25 minutes and the fare to 15c or less, and they would make more money.
Paved "Roads Will
They will mark an unparalleled era of develop
ment in rural districts of Multnomah County!
By cutting the cost of getting the farmer's prod
ucts to market they will cut the cost to the final
The cost of these roads for the next 14 years to
the taxpayers will only average 39.2 cents per
$1000 valuation. An error in Saturday's Orego
nian stated that the cost would be 56 cents
per $1000 valuation.
A Million Dollars
Will Go for Labor
The policy of Harriman, the great railroad
magnate, was to build at times like these.
Portland men need the labor Multnomah
County needs the roads. The cost per capita
will be so small that no one will miss it.
Work can be started by June 1 if the bonds
pass. Before Summer is over the 70 miles of
paved roads can be completed. -
New Portland Chamber of Commerce
for the Road Bonds
holes in mm
Terwilliger Boulevard Work
Wears Not Ten Months.
PAVED PART KEEPS 'WELL
lYcquent Repairs Throughout Win
ter Appear to Do Xo Good on
One Highway to Be Benefited
if Bond Klection Carries.
Terwilliger boulevard in South Port
land is an excellent example of the fail
ure of macadam on heavily traveled
roads. After less than 10 months' wear,
the roadway is full of holes so thick
and deep that the boulevard has lost
much of Its attraction because of its
roughness. Extensive repairs are to be
started at once.
The south half of the boulevard is in
light pavement and is In perfect condi
tion. The north half for a distance of
7700 feet Is built the same as the ar
terial highways maintained by the
county, the principal ones of which are
to be paved if the bond Issue carries
at the special election Wednesday.
The construction of the macadam
over the 7700 feet of the boulevard was
completed on July 16 of last year and
was opened to traffic shortly after
that. The cost of constructing the 7700
feet was $12,500, 55 cents a square
yard. Almost Immediately defects be
gan to show in tho surface and traffic
gradually has worked the road full of
holes. , .
The north half of the boulevard is in
bad condition. The macadam is worn
out and many of the holes are almost
through the base of the macadam,
while in many places the roadway has
been moved until it is in ridges.
Extensive repairs must be undertaken
at once. Slight repairs have been made
from time to time during the Winter,
but these apparently have done no
good. It Is admitted by city officials
that the macadam cannot1 stand the
strain of traffic on the boulevard and
that hardsurfacing of the north half
will have to be resorted to before an
In contrast with the badly worn
macadam on the north halt of the
boulevard is the south half, which is
paved with a light asphaltin pavement.
This has been down as long as the
macadam and 1b in perfect condition.
JULIA W. HENSHAW HEARD
Lectur on British Columbia Vege
tation Given for Mazamas.
Julia W. Hcnshaw, the noted nat
uralist, delivered an interesting and
instructive illustrated lecture under
the auspices of the Mazamas in Library
hall. Central Library, Friday night Mrs.
HenshaWs illustrations were beautiful.
The slides were hand-colored and the
minutest detail of the flower blossoms
which were shown were clearly brought
Flowers and vegetation in British Co
lumbia were shown. Tall. lim fir and
cedar trees, through which wound a
smooth road, were shown as an example
of Canadian timber and highways.
Great stretches of fertile country, re
sembling part of the Willamerte "Val
ley, reveal vegetation- of unusual
Gresham Meeting Indorses
Good Roads Programme.
WOMEN AUDITORS FAVOR
Commissioner Holman and Ex-Governor
tieer Speak for Issue Be
fore Farmers, Telling or Ben
efits to Land and Labor.
' Gresham Grange, one of the strongest
in the county, went on record yester
day unanimously in favor of the pro
posed road bonds, and adopted a
vigorous resolution indorsing the pro
posal. This, action was taken before
the addresses by County Commissioner
Kufus Holman and ex-Governor T. T.
In his opening remarks Mr. Holms n
aairt that practically all the $1,260,000
would go to labor, from the time the
rock, was taken from tne quarry,
Manfeil broken ui and laid on the
roads. However, Mr. Holman said that
he had never made any estimate of the
exact amount, but thought that 80 per
cent was conservative. "The Macadam
mad arood enoueh ten years ago. will
not do now and we must improve with
hard-surface." said Mr. Holman. "We
have trucks running on the roada car
VIEW OF SURFACE OF TERWILLIGER BOULEVARD SHOWING INADEQUACY OF MACADAM ON HEAV-
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rylng five tons, which will be replaced
with ZO-ton trucks.
"Now, if you do not think the pres
ent Commissioners will efficiently and
honestly handle the 1, 250,000, then
vote against the road bonds. If you do
not think they have the back bone and
the integrity necessary to spend this
money effectively, then vote down the
bonds. You can judge by the past
whether you can trust the -Commissioners.
The report that the. Commis
sioners have already settled the con
tracts for the trunk roads, if the
bonds carry, is absolutely false. It is
the plan of tho Commissioners to let
these contracts on open specifications,
and no pavement will have the prefer
ence. All flrst-class pavement com
panies may submit their bide, and the
Whcrcas. It is planned to issue
bonds to the amount ot J 1,250.
000 to hard-surface the trunk
roads of Multnomah County; that
the contracts for paving these
roads shall be let through open
competitive bids; and in view of
the fact Gresham is about to es
tablish a co-operative cannery,
which needs the best roads for
success, and In view of tho fact
that the County Fair is held at
Gresham every year, therefore,
Resolved, By the members of
Gresham Grange that we ap
prove of these bonds as tho best
plan to secure good trunk roads
through the farming districts and
to help relieve the labor situa
tion by providing employment
of 1700 to 2000 men:
Resolved. That we commend the
County Commissioners for pledg
themselves to the plan for com
petitive bids in letting all road
contracts, thus permitting all
paving concerns opportunity of
securing portions of the proposed
fvt were elected as follows: Presi
dent. Burton O'Mealy; vice-president.
Brother V. Andrew. F. S. C; secretary,
Miss Ambrosine Murphy: treasurer, A.
F. Jaksha. All are of Portland. These,
with r-nrtlsa P. Coa. of McMinnvllle
College, constitute the executive board
of tho new association.
Objects of the new organization are
to increase efficiency among teachers.
encourage better writing in the schools
and to give mutual help.
ROAD BOND WORKERS EAGER
Whirlwind IMnish, Monday and
Tuesday, Planned for Campaign.
iVniiioi- nf the Good Roads Com
mittee in charge of tho campaign sre
planning for a whirlwind finish on
tomorrow and Tuesday of next week.
They will co-operate with the can
vassing committees of the Chamber of
Commerce in an effort to carry the
message of better roads to every voter
in the county.
The precinct workers will make a
house-to-house canvass in each pre
cinct. Tho general committee bus se-
. . Hft.w. th rrmtrjict YOU
Best win -
may be sure, you farmers, that for
every aoiiar ineie .
worth of work done or we won't spent
CnanatM for Tea Years.
,.1. wm ha q fn-vear cuarantv
on these paved roads, and for that time
the coumy win uui v
for their maintenance, and we can do
other things ana can improve mo mi
In answer to a question. Mr. Holman
aaid: "It is not possible to use the
money planned for these roads else
where. The report that all the bond
. v& ..sari rn tho n 1 ii m h i
Highway to the neglect or the other
roads is aDSOluieiy laise. ahw ammu"
have been divided and must be used
on the roads that have been designated.
"Opposition to the road bonds by
Joseph Paquet is due to the fact that
.v. ht4 nr tha RelfiincA Construction
Company, which waa the lowest for the
concrete floor or wi lniersiaio unugo,
Ex-Governor Geer made a vigorous
. Avrv man unit woman of
the grange to do his part. H. E. Davis
presided at me meeims. a io.ibo num
ber of women were present and all In
dorsed the bonds. George W. Staple
ton explained some of the legal phases
of the bonds. ,
PENMEN FORM SOCIETY
50 Teachers Organize to Improre
Writing In Schools.
An Oregon branch of the American
Penmanship Teachen' Association waa
formed yesterday at the Lincoln High
School, with about 50 members. Offl-
cured much other valuable assistance
of a like nature and is confident that
with so much enthusiasm that tncy win
carry the election with an over helm
The committee in charge of the cam
paign consists of John B. Veon, J. C
Alnsworth, Frank B. ltlley. E. K.
Coovert. Whitney ' I Koine. Thll
Metxchan, Jr. and George I Baker.
LODGE WOMEN TO CONVENE
Ladies of the Maci-aboc' Arran ce
ments Completed for besoloiiM.
The Ladies of tho Maccabees of the
World have completed arrangement n
for a stato convention to bo hold at. tlin
Multnomah lot'l Thursday and Friday.
Ur. AlintiiA V AvHtlntt. llt)rMin
chaplain, will preside at the meeting.
The ritualistic wurit win ne exempuncu
by tennis from Portland and Salem.
Frizes ill be awarded for the lirgrat
classes and delcKStions, and the work
tlhrouKhoiit the state for the past four
years will be reviewed by Mrs. Ayde
iotte. Jtopresentative for the suprrino
review' will bn elected. All members
with credentl'il am welcome.
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