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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 18, 1915)
PARK PROMISED BY
O.-W. R. & N. EMPLOYES' CLUB HAS DAY OF FRIVOLITY AT BONNEVILLE.
DRAWS GAY THRONG
Immediate Withdrawal of Big
Tract Along Columbia High
way Is Won by Chamber.
SCENIC BEAUTY IS LAUDED
Funds Also Keported Available for
Survey of Proposed O-Mile Road
to Form Hitk In Route
Encircling Mount Hood.
OF CHIEF" FORESTER'S
Withdrawal of 14,000 acres of
land alonsr Columbia Highway
for recreation purposes is prom
ised. Announcement is made by
Chief Forester Henry S. Graves
that funds are now available for
tne location survey of the 20
mile proposed road from Mount
Hood Lodge to Government Camp.
This 20-mile strip would form
the connecting link in a high
way to encircle Mount Hood by
way of the Columbia River
Highway, the Hood River Valley
road and the Barlow and Powell
The withdrawal at once- of more than
14,000 acres of land In the Oregon Na
tional forest, tnrough which the Co
lumbia River Highway extends, and the
fact that funds are now available for
the location survey of the proposed 20
mile road from Mount Hood Lodfre to
Government Camp are two important
announcements made yesterday by
-..;,,.. o. uravts. tinier forester of the
. ...iu uucm i ureMry oervice. before
ne nai completed his inspection of the
highway as the guest of the Chamber
This preserves forever many scenic
spots along the great road for park and
recreation purposes, a question brought
to the attention of Forester Graves by
the Chamber of Commerce two weeks
ao. jjuring lunch at Eagle Creek For
ester Graves announced that funds
were available for the location survey
of the proposed 20-mile road, the
building of which will provide the long
desired highway to encircle Mount
j-iooa ana give a roadway replete with
Road Survey la Promised.
When Mr. Graves was first ap
proached by representatives of the
Chamber in regard to the building of
this road, he said he was unable to
make any promises, since the depart
ment was handicapped for the lack of
The announcement yesterday that
he had found a way to provide funds
for the location survey came as a
great surprise to the Chamber of Com
merce representatives, and Mr. Graves
was loudly cheered. He said that after
a conferet.ee with George H. Cecil, in
charge of the Portland office of the
Forestry Service, that they would have
money sufficient to make the location
survey for the 20-mile road.
This will enable the Forestry Serv
ice to make the necessary surveys and
have all the details of the cost of con
struction. This will be necessary when
Congress is asked for an appropria
tion to cover the cost of building the
roadway. The 20-mile road, it is es
timated, will cost about 160.000 It
will connect the Hood River Valley
road with the Barlow road around the
east side of Mount Hood.
By making the location survey this
year instead of waiting for an ap
propriation to cover this work the
result no doubt will be the saving of
at least a year in the opening, of the
roadway to travel In the event that
Congress makes an appropriation this
Kail to cover the cost of construction.
Representatives of the Forestry Serv
ice on the trip yesterday said that if
the work is authorized that the 20
mile road no doubt could be built next
ar and opened to travel late in the
Engineering Kent la Sirprbe.
Forester Graves wa surprised at the
magnitude of the Columbia River High
way and the great feat of engineer
ing that makes It possible for automo
biles to traverse the mountainous sides
of the river gorge.
"I am greatly impressed wlth-Cie
bigness of the whole thing." said Mr
Graves. "It is grand from every stand
point. I had heard of the construc
tion of the highway, but I never
dreamed of the scenic beauties It has
opened to the public. You want to
let the whole world know all about
the highway as soon as possible. It is
one of the country's greatest tourist
"I was greatly Impressed with Kagle
Creek. It is an ideal place for a park
and covers a great area, extending. I
find, back from the highway for more
than three miles, thus affording recre
ation grounds for many people for
years to come. This point, and others
wnere the highway extends through
the Oregon National forest, will be set
aside forever for the benefit of the
"1 don't know of anywhere in the
world where so many wonderful things
are crowded into such a short distance
as along the Columbia River Highway
The roadway, as it winds along the
river on its easy grade, at times hang
ing from the great heights, past num
erous waterfalls, through valleys and
wood slopes, to my mind is the grand
est trip to be found. With this great
hig.iway fully hard-surfaced I feel
sure that every visitor to Portland who
makes the trip will go away highly
enthusiastic over its beauties."
Chamber Committee Head. Party.
The special party representing the
Chamber of Commerce left the Com
mercial Club Building at 6 o'clock yes-
terday morning. C. C. Colt, president
of the organization, headed the party.
Details of the outing wereJn charge of
a special committee of the Chamber, of
which Jacob Kanzler was chairman.
It was Mr. Kanzler who first brought
the attention of the Chamber to the
fact that the highway extended
through the Oregon National forest
and the responsibility of having this
land withdrawn for recreation pur
poses. With Mr. Kanzler on the committee
were Amos S. Benson. R S. Shelley and
T. H. Sherrard. The party. 44 in num
ber, were the breakfast guests of Mr.
Benson at the Crown Point chalet.
Stops were made en route at Latourell
and Multnomah Falls and other scenic
Forester Graves was greatly Inter
ested in the engineering and construc
tion work of the . highway, and made
a close Inspection of the artistic
bridges along the roadway. Roadmas
ter J. B. Teon and former Consulting
Knglneer S. C. Lancaster, with Amos S.
Benson, Samuel Hill, H. L. Bowlby, Ru
fus C. Holman and others provided
Forester Graves with valuable Infor
mation regarding the project and the
opportunities for opening many points
of interest adjacent to the roadway.
Mr. Graves left his automobile at
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many points. Investigating the - trail
at Gordon Falls, being built by. S. Ben-,
son, and the Larch Mountain trail, be
ing built by the Progressive Business
Men's Club, in co-operation with the
Representatives- of the. - Forestry
Service who have co-operated with the
Chamber of Commerce in matters of
public interest, such - as the high way
park project, trail building and popu
lar movements inaugurated to provide
improvements that will be an aid in
opening; up avenues by .which acenic
wonders may be made more accessible,
were highly complimented by Chamber
of Commerce representatives. .
Mr. Graves said the men in the serv
ice here would always be ready to aid
in any way possible, and urged that
the Portland business men., through
the Chamber of Commerce, call on the
department any time it could be of
Those in the party were: J. B. Teon.
Amos Benson, Samuel Hill. Homer
Rogers. Mayor Albee. City Attorney V.
P. LaRoche. H. A. Smith, Charles H.
Flory, H. L. Pittock, James W. Van
water, John A. Lee, County Commis
sioner Philo Holbrook, County Com
missioner W. L. Llghtner, Howard M.
Covey, C. C. Colt. W. L. Clark of Hood
River, Frank Branch Riley. R. S. Shel
ley, Earl A. Clark, B. J. Finch, County
Commissioner Rufus C Holman, K.
Kumasaki, J. C. Alnsworth. X.loyd W.
McDowell. C. J. Buck, E. A. ' Sherman.
George H. Cecil, R. E. Scott. N. J.
Sinnott, T. Butler. John F. Car
roll, Jacob Kanzler, S. C. Lancaster.
James T. Schuyler. W. A. Vanscov. G.
S. Crego, Lewis McArthur and C. N. Me-Arthur.
POLICE PICNIC TODAY
COPS AND FRIE,D( TO FROLIC "AT
RSiTACADA" PARK. .
Band. Maalr, Dancing, Game, and Cob
tf . Ar Arrrd'(o Amune
'' lrre Crowd Expected.
Today the Portland poli.- and their
friends will gambol at Kstacada in the
fourth . annual picnic of the Portland
Pollco Band. .Music, dancing and ath
letic competitions will be among the
attractions scheduled. More than 2000
persona are expected to clamber on
the special trains leaving this morning
from Kast Main and Water streets at
15-minute Intervals between S:15 and
Light refreshments will be furnixhed
on the picnic grounds, but participants
are expected to take basket lunches.
The Police Band will give a concert
with numbers similar to the programme
given In South Parkway Friday night.
There will also be orchestral music all
day for dancing.
There will be 13 athletic events, only
one of which will he open to police
men. Handsome first and second prizes
will be given in all the events, dona
tions being made by local merchants.
The events will be as follows:
1. Boys' race lover 15); 2, boy.s' race
(under. 15); 3, race for policemen only;
4, potato race for girls; 5. women's
race: 6. fat man's ra, (23 pounds and
over); 7. thrre-legxed race I men only);
S. sack race for boys under. IS: . girls
lace; 10, race for policemen's wlvea:
11. women's nail-driving contest; 12.
cracker-eating contest; 13, 100-yard
dah for men only. Contestant win
ning two prizes will be barred from
KNIGHTS PICNIC JULY 25
Columbia Council at" VuncoiiTer
Plans Annual Outing.
VANCOUVER. Wash., July 17 (Spe
cial.) The members of Columbia Coun
cil 1327. Knights of Columbus, will hold
thoir annual picnic Sunday, July 25. at
Battle Ground Itke. This was decided
at the meeting last night.
In addition to various athletic con
tests there will be a spirited baseball
game between the single and married
members. The members can go out on
the train in the morning and return In
the evening, though quite a number will
go out In their automobiles.
Vouths Charged WIUi Robbery.
SALEM, Or.. July 17 (Special.)
Peter Kilkenny, 17, of Multnomah Coun
ty, and Percy Morgan. 17. of Coos
County, were arrested near Dallas to
day . by Policeman White, of KiUm
charged with having entered and robbed
a doming store or this city. The boys
were paroled from the State Industrial
School for Boys recently. They will be
returned to that institution.
Carefree Officials,. Employes
and Families Flock to
GREASED PIG CHASE MERRY
Concerts, Dancing, Sport and Visits
to Hatchery Nearby AfTord En-
tertalnment for Crowd of
3 000 Joyous Picnickers.
A perfect day favored the gay
throngs that flocked to Bonneville yes
treday for the O.-W. R & N . Company's
first annual' picnic Numbering more
than 3000 men. women and children,
the crowd was a lively gathering of
c"'f"a employes and their families.
The day was signalized by races and
athletic contests , and no speeches or
formality detracted from the unre
strained Joys of the merrymakers.
Many of the . picnickers sought the
shades of the surrounding groves Im
mediately uton the arrival of the first
excursion train which left Portland at
8 o'clock, while others remained at the
bandstand to hear the concert by the
O.-W. R. 4 x. employes band, of which
Stephen E. Westover is manager. Fol
lowing the music, two ball games were
Played prior, to the racing events.
Throughout the day dancing at the
pavilion and fun on the ground con
tlned to hold a majority of the people,
while a number made visits to the
nearby state fish hatchery.
On of the most amusing events of
the day, not excepting the fat mens
race, was the chasing of the greased
pig. which, on being released, proceeded
.duiii ij us nome own at such a
rapid pace that when his lucky owner
caught him he had reached the happy
distance of three-quarters of a mile
J. D. Farrell. president of the com-
pan. tor tne day forgot his duties
ss chief executive and mingled with
th employes. - He also Indulged In the
pleasant duty of awarding th nri.
A.nong the other officers in attendance
" r. a. riel. assistant to the pres
laeni: J. P. o Hrlen. vice-president and
general manager: SL J. Buckley. gn-
vr.i superintendent; C. O. Sutherland
"""'"i ' tne general numr'
Frank W. Robinson, assistant traffic
manager: J. F. Qraham. superintendent
motive power; A. C. Spencer, general
attorney; rr. A. J. Mackenzie, chief
surgeon; C. K. Cochran, attorney; B. K
Palmer, superintendent; F. I Covken
dall. J. T. I-amtl-y and Walter Ouild,
assistant superintendents; It. M. W.t
klns. president of the F.mployes' Club;
A. C. Martin, assistant general pas
senger agent: John Scott Mills. KMtior
of the Pacific Semaphore: S. A. Hetinr.
car service agent; Ralph E. Mood v. at
torney for the Southern Pacific. Manv
or tne officers were accompanied by
their wives and children.
a committee consisting of E. M.
Westover. J.- T. Lander John Scott
Mills. W. H. Hennessey, Kugene Tuck.
J. c. Ainrignt. Harold West. Harvey
Ackway ind -Walter Taylor are to a
irreat extent responsible for the com
plete success of the affair. The Judges
of the day were M. H. Bottler. Harold
West. W. R. Ladd. J. T. Langley,
George MrMtth and James Handlan.
A special corps of safety first of
ficials, nurses corps and hospital equip
ment were brought, but no accidents of
even slight Importance occurred. T en
ty-eight hundred passes were given to
the employes and their families. Al
most one-third of. the merry-makers
were children who passed the day in
playful abandon at the merry-go-round.
swings and In the woods.
Only Men tn Service Absent.
The trains brought additional ex
cursionists all day. and only the men
who were absolutely In service failed
to attend. Though the first home
train left at 3 o'clock, the crowd was
scarcely if at all diminished. The
crowd was noticeably an enthusiastic
one and the number of men and worn
en of almost similar proportions.
The prises for the athletic events
were awarded by prominent Portland
firms and a largo number of contest
ants aroused a vigorous Interest and
pleasantly keen competition. Presi
dent J. T. Farrell awarded the hon
ors and James Langley was officer and
Award, la 9sort. Made.
The results of the sports were:
Baseball game between shopmen and
office of superintendent motive power,
won by office men. The greased pig
was caught by Harold Proppe. Fifty
yard dash for boys less than IS years
of age: First prise. R. Burckc; second
prize. Robert Burns. The potato race
for girls less than Is years old was
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Table cTHote Dinner
SUNDAY EVENING Grand Concert in lobby.
8:30 until 10 P. M. Sigrnor Giovanni Coletti and
. the famous Hotel Multnomah Orchestra.
H. C. Bowers, Mgr.
Louis P. Reynolds, Asst,
rd, u( the l-ail Kormtri Srnlcri . t- t.m
reek, ua Urea.a Matl.aal Reserve at Point Which
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The Portland Hotel
A Favorite Dining Place
A Courteous Service
Breakfast, 6:30 to 12
Weekday Club Luncheon, 12 to 2
Afternoon Tea, 3:30 to 6
Service a La Carte to 1 A. M.
Sunday Table d'Hote Dinner Served 5:30 to 8, $1
The Orchestra Tlays on the Balcony and in the Grill
tie. .'. Oner, Manaser.
roadway, Morrison. Math. Yamhill.
won by Miss K. Wagner first, and Miss
r. Denner second. Fat men's race,
won by William Jessup of the freight
claim office (Spencer disqualified).
Three-legged race, winners. William
Barnes and W. H. Fraber. The ladies'
50-yard dash, won by Mrs. Holland
first, and Miss Hansen second. Fifty-
yard foot race for Klrls under 1 years
of. asre. first prize. Miss K. Kocher,
Warrcndale. daughter of section fore
man: second. Miss M. Buckley.
P. C. Flemlna- Win. Mark Rare.
The sack race was von by F. C.
Fleming. Women's ball-throwinir con
tent: Mrs. Jane Durgan' threw the ball
farthest, seconded by Miss Ethel Le
Men's 100-yard dash: First, F. Reed;
second, K. H. Thayer; third. C Rlck
enbach. Foot race for stout women,
won by Mrs. J. K. Noche. first, and
Mrs. C. La Ford second. Spike-driving
contest for men. won by If. C Bell,
first, and E. Uillberg second, both of
Albina shops. Wood-sawing contest
for women, first prize. Mrs. James
Iurgan. Yionneville; second. Mrs. H. I
Baseball game between Fats, mini
mum weight 190 pounds, and Leans,
maximum weight 140 pounilt, won by
Following prizes were awarded in
the waltzing contest: A. C. Forester
and wife, prize for most graceful mar
ried couple. Miss Blaser and C. A.
James, moat graceful In single-couple
class. J. 1. Shaw and Mn. H. A. titiles.
prize for free-for-all hesitation waits.
At S o'clock the long excursion train
left the picnic grounds.
GOPHER GOVERNOR DOE
"HR. HtMMOM) AXI1 PARTY TO RK
IV PORTLAND TOMORROW.
a Made by CkaniWr of Unnrm
id Mlaaeoota Society to Kntrrtaln
Visitors on Way to Fair.
Winfield Scott Hammond. Governor
of Minnesota, and party will be Port
land visitors tomorrow from 6 A. M.
until 8-.1S P. M. They will be enter
tained by the Portland Chamber of
Commerce and the Minnesota Society.
The party, of which Governor Ham
mond Is the head, ts on Its way to
attend the Panama-Pacific Exposition,
and will be In Sai, Francisco July 22.
As a mark of honor of the vl.it of the
Minnesota party to the exposition, the
fair officials have designated that day
The Hammond party will arrlvl from
Taroma via. the Great Northern Kail-
way. It Is probable that the visitors
111 be guests of the Chamber for
breakfast. The afternoon will be de
voted to sightseeing, the Minnesota So
ciety being host, and in the evening the
visitors will be banqueted by the former
Minneitotans at the Chamber of Com
Those In the party are: Governor
Hammond. Colonel and Mrs. M. M.
Gasser. Colonel and Mrs. Gust Carlson.
Major Madden. IT. S. A.; Brigadier-General
John Dwan. Colonel W. H. Egan.
Misses Margaret and Helen Egan. Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Volstead. Miss Laura
Volstead. Miss Ixu Old.. Miss Wood
ward. Mrs. K. Whitney. Irvln Whitney.
Miss Norboy and Mrs. Ajh.r Murray
Mrs. Pierce Hllbert. Miss HilberL Mr.
and Mrs. Frank E. Ford. Miss Abigail
r-iougn. ir. and Mrs. James A. Nowell.
.Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hammond. Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Walters. Mr. and Mrs, II. F.
Weasel. Mr. and Mrs. S. 1. Works and
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