The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FIVE, Page 4, Image 76

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JMr. and Mrs. George W. Dean
z Revisit Charming Scenes.
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Nineteenth Anniversary of Wedding
Made Memorable by Journey
Through California.
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fOne of the most indefatigable tourists
la Oregon, not to say the Pacific coast.
fc George V. Dean, manager of the
Portland branch of the Howard Auto
tuobile company. Along about this time year, sometimes sooner, sometimes
little later, he packs the family into
S Buick bis six and goes motoring into
He has driven so many thousands of
Brules over California roads on these
annual tours that by now he is just
bout capable of getting up by himself
tour book of that state. He could
tfdd a few interesting pages on Pacific
highway and Central Oregon highway
conditions for the past three or, four
Mr. Dean doesn't go touring by the
otel route. He travels in the only
$ay to get the full benefits of an all
outdoor outing with camping and full
commissary equipment to camp along
the way as the gypsies do. He has this
lamping layout down now to so scien
tific a point that within half an hour of
t-he time he makes fast for the night
kt the selected spot the tent is pitched,
beds made and the whole family sitting
Sown to a luscious, well-broiled steak
5r-or whatever the ration of the day
may be, cooked over a gasoline stove
fcnd get on a table with cloth, napkins
fcud all.
Over tlie Honeymoon Trail.
Mr. Dean, his wife and 10-year-old
fion Reuel returned Monday from their
Jour for this year. It was one of the
most enjoyable they have yet made.
In their five weeks absence they were
two weeks in San Francisco, where Mr.
ean talked business and Buicks with
Charley Howard, big boss of the How
ard Automobile company, and the re
mainder of the time just toured,
eamped and had a thoroughly good
They visited among other points
anta Cruz and the Big Basin, with its
ftver-interesting giant redwoods; Fallen
Jeaf lake and Lake Tahoe, the Feather
iiver country and Mount Lassen na
tional park.
f- And during all this time, except
ifchile in San Francisco, they camped
fcut. Not a hotel bill to pay on the
fcrip not even in San Francisco, as
J3r. Dean owns up with a grin, for
ttiere they were guests of friends.
There was a touch of sentiment In
Se route they selected for their tour
is year, for on July 11 came the 19th
Anniversary of the wedding in 1900 of
Mr. and Mrs. Dean at Vallejo, Cal. So
they retraced again, this time by auto
mobile, their wedding journey of 19
years ago.
After having first made a side trip
o Santa Cruz and the redwoods of the
Big Basin, they returned to San Fran
flsco and began their tour from Val
iijo. They drove first to Placerville,
fp the American river canyon, and on
wer the summit of the Sierras at an
elevation of 8000 feet. They camped a
ay at Kcho lake, then trekked on to
Wautiful Fallen Leaf lake, at the foot
& Mount Tallac, three miles back in
the mountains from Lake Tahoe.
Krai Ka i n Down There.
r ""Fallen Leaf lake is not so well
tsiown to the motoring public as others
f the lakes in this beautiful region,"
aid Mr. Dean, "but its shores are ideal
fjDr the camper. Hunting, fishing,
swimming up there in the keen moun
tain air make it a grand place to spend
sr few days. We were there two days
and could have remained a month with
otirt tiring of it."
Mrs. Dean, in fact, expressed the
wish to return next year for a two
weeks' stay.
."But why not in Oregon next year?"
asked her husband.
"Because," said Mrs. Dean, "here you
never have to figure that it might
'And just three hours later, glee
fuJly related Mr. Dean, detailing this
incident, "up came one of the worst
thunder storms I've ever seen. It not
only thundered and hailed hailstones
like peas but it rained, rained, rained I
Cats and dogs and guinea pigs! Every
thing in the clouds just poured down
on us."
From Fallen Leaf lake the Deans
motored around Lake Tahoe, camping
t here a day, then headed north to
Truckee, thence to Hobart Mill, Sierra
ville, through the Feather river can
yon, past the live mountain town of
Quincy, which has all the city conve
niences and business houses and schools
that a big city could envy; on to Ches
ter via Prattvilfc and into Lassen na
tional park. Kn route they stayed
rjrjetly here and there at places that in
terested them.
In Lassen national park they expect
ed to see more wonders, including per-TT-ps
Lassen in chance eruption. There
in they were disappointed and Mr. Dean
advises other motorists to avoid mak
ing their mistake.
1-lL.e a BIpr Ann Pile.
-'.'There's nothing to see in the park
except a desolate country strewn with
lava," said he, "and the roads are
fierce. We passed in full view of Las
mrm ten miles away, but the mountain
wasn't smoking that day. It's nothing
to see, anyway looks li ke nothing so
much as a big ash heap. And that
r&ad rough, rocky, steep hills and
pitches, and a lot of it."
As quickly as they could leave this
dc&olat spot they did. and journeyed on
tn-Chester and Red Bluff, 70 miles from
th.B mountain, and on the Pacific high
way. At Red Bluff the pavement on
ftr northbound Pacific highway in Cal
riornia ends. From there the 30 miles
tp. Kedding is over good macadam road
and they found the Kedding-Dunsmuir
stretch in very condition.
?Only three miles of this road, where
(errs are detoured over the old grade
wliile crews are finishing the new one,
tsrreally bad." said Mr. Dean, "and it is
not so bad for mountain road. Seven -fen
miles of new grade now open will
Ira rocked and rolled before winter.
- ."From Dunsmuir to Weed is fair and
from Weed to Ashland most of it 40-
Trrtie-an-hour road. On the Oregon side
f the Siskiyous half the width of the
Coad is now covered with rock, prepar
atory to paving."
Mr. Dean took three days to Port
land from Ashland, as he visittid sev
eral Buick dealers en route. Cow Creek
canyon he found not bad at all.
"rThe car in which the tour was made
ws a Buick H-49 big six. The only
adjustment necessary on the whole trip
tms to tighten the water pump pack
on one occasion. The Goodyear
cord tires went the 2600 miles on their
original air.
Anti-Rust Lubricant.
As an anti-rust lubricant for the
leaves of springs, etc.. heat a pound of
rntiia rubber scrap and mix with half a
paund of grease and half a pound of
A most unusual touring party, comprising- Dr. Lynda Jones, professor of ecology at Obferlin college, Ohio, and 21 stu
dents of that institution, most of the party being girls, reached Portland last week in a Franklin sedan and five Fords.
They came to study ecology here and en route ecology, by the way, being the science of birds, plants and animals In
relation to their changes in different environments. The Franklin sedan was owned and driven by Dr. C. J. Burgess of
Milwaukee, who joined the party to accompany his daughter. Miss Elisabeth Burgess. She slept comfortably in the
sedan at night, while the doctor slept comfortably outside under a tent fly. The party reached Portland 34 days from
Oberlin, after traveling 3800 miles. Dr. Burgess Is a great fan for the Franklin. In the picture is Dr. Burgess (left).
Miss Burgess (in the car) and Miss Leila Hazeltine, daughter of F. A. Hazeltine, who is editor of the South Bend (.Wash.)
Journal. The party went to South 'Bend from Portland.
Round Trip Covers Eight Hundred
Miles of Road, Vhicli for the
Most Part Is Good.
(Continued From First Pa.(re.
peak and Red mountain, through a pass
5500 feet high, and won into the middle
fork region to Goldmeyer hot springs,
on Burnt Boot creek. This trip should
be taken only by experienced mountain
From Denny creek camp grounds the
travelers continued their journey to
Snoqualmie pass, going through a
series of figure eights made necessary
to keep the highway on suitable grades.
At the pass, 3000 feet above sea level,
they entered eastern Washington and
began their descent into the Yakima
valley, soon reaching Keechelus lake, a
popular summer resort.
At the mouth of Rocky run, near the
head of this lake, they passed a group
of summer home sites surveyed by the
Forest service and available to the pub
liQ for building summer homes under
permit from the government, requiring
the payment of a small annual rental.
Temporary camp grounds are open to
the public in all parts of the national
liow Cornea Blewett Pass.
The highway follows the east shore
of the lake for seven or eight miles,
passing Keechelus inn. a summer hotel
erected on national forest land under
special use permit. The timber close to
Lake Keechelus has been logged by the
Reclamation service, preparatory to
using the lake as a storage reservoir
for irrigation water. The dam for this
purpose has already been constructed.
Leaving the lake, the highway con
tinues down the Yakima river, through
a forest in which Douglas firs and
western yellow pine seem equally at
home. Past Easton and Cle Elum, the
latter a coal-mine town, the route runs
to a point where a sign reads, "Liberty,
three miles." Here the Blewett Pass
highway begins. This road is much
narrower than the Sunset highway and
gives evidence of much travel.
In a cosy nook beside a small stream
near the roadway, a camping party con
sisting of a Ford, tent, several women
and a baby, was busy preparing a meal
as the travelers drove by. A little
further on, an auto truck loaded with
4000 board feet fit yellow pine lumber
had just broken through the small
bridge at Liberty when the travelers
reached this point, making necessary
the fording of a small stream to get
past the obstruction.
Liberty consists of several log build
ings, and two turns in the road with a
store at each turn. At the first store
Dr. Karis bought his daily ration of
candy, while at the second the supply
of gas necessary to make Blewett pass
was poured into the tank of the Ford
at 35 cents per, which was the highest
priced gas used on the trip.
Three miles beyond Liberty was tne
sawmill where the lumber was cut
which was responsible for the broken
bridge. Indications of former mining
activity appeared at intervals along the
road mining cabins, water wheels and
rocky mine dumps.
Good Drafeei Needed Here.
Blewett pass is not for a timid driver
or a machine equipped with poor
brakes. For more than five miles on
each side of the pass the road is only
wide enough for a single machine. Fre
quent turnouts make passing possible.
Many of the grades of the Blewett Pass
highway which formerly struck terror
to the motorist have been reduced by
the Forest service, and hew construc
tion work is now going on at both sides
of the pass, which, when completed, will
remove most of the motorist's griefs
without detracting from the scenic en
joyment of the trip. As the traveler
climbs higher, he gains a constantly
widening outlook over the Wenatchee
At Red Rock lookout point, about a
mile from the summit, where the road
rounds the point of a ridge with a
dangerously sharp curve, a wide place
has been provided for motorists to stop
and enjoy the panorama of the moun
tains. Here the travelers paused to
drink in the view. During their stay
a family party arrived in a Ford which
was making the hill laboriously on
three cylinders. After satisfying them
selves with the view, brake bands were
tightened in preparation for the com
ing descent. From this point to the
summit, the grade was easier, being
high-gear work all the way.
The travelers made another stop at
the summit, to sign the National for
est travelers register which is kept in
a rustic booth at this point, 4073 feet
above sea level, more than 1000 feet
higher than Snoqualmie pass, where the
highway crosses the main range of the
The long descent was made without
accident, although the opportunities for
something to happen were present at
frequent intervals. Several stops were
made to get pictures of a few interest
ing views of the road.
Gas Cost Less Again.
Strange to say. one of these was the
picture of a garage at a road construc
tion camp. This building was made
of dynamite cases and roofed with the
heavy paper which formerly surrounded
the explosive. It may be truly said that
the owner kept his automobile in pow
der boxes.
The mining town of Blewett. with Its
deserted mill and other buildings, was
passed about five miles from the sum
mit. The highway follows Peshastin
creek, or one of its tributaries, from
near the pass to the point where it
empties Into the Wenatchee river, near
After the trip through the rugged
scenery of the mountains, the well-kept
orchards of the Wenatchee valley pre
sented a very restful appearance. A
picture taken up the valley from a point
near Dryden shows the orchards and
the river with the mountains in the
background, giving a very beautiful
Between Liberty and Dryden the price
of gas dropped from 35 to 26 cents.
The orchard town of Cashmere,, with
the enterprise characteristic of pros
perous eastern Washington towns, had
its main street well torn up and closed
to travel while pavement was being
laid, and the travelers were detoured
through side streets and alleys on the
outskirts of the city.
Crossing the Wenatchee at Cashmere,
the trip was continued through the
wonderful orchards of the region to a
point near the Columbia river, where
by a second crossing of the Wenatchee
the road leads to the city of Wenatchee.
Here the street curbs are so closely
crowded with the six-cylinder cars of
prosperous fruit farmers that it may
sobn become necessary to open new
streets to provide sufficient space for
. A call was made at the headquarters
of Forest Supervisor Sylvester at
Wenatchee, who furnished information
of value to the travelers on their way
to Chelan.
Little CUp of a Ferryboat.
They crossed the Columbia river and
followed its east bank for 18 miles,
crossing again at Orondo, on a little
chip of a ferryboat equipped with a six
cylinder automobile engine. which
easily stemmed the swift current of the
river at this point.
The contrasts on this portion of the
trip are startling. Stretches of dusty,
barren, sagebrush country are inter
spersed with fertile irrigated orchards
and farm lands, illustrating very plainly
tne ettects of irrigation on the soil.
The route continues along the west
shore of the Columbia, through Entiat
and Winesap. leaving the river by a
picturesque road up the canyon at
Knapp's hill, which is climbed on a
good roadbed, with heavy grades.
Orchards line the road after the top of
the hill is reached, making this portion
of the trip attractive.
Presently, the travelers gained a view
of a large body of water, not much
wider than the Columbia, which proved
to be Lake Chelan. A turn in the road,
and the rival towns at the foot of the
lake appeared in the distance. The
faithful little Ford was soon chugging
merrily through Lakeside and Into
Chelan, which is about a mile beyond,
where the party put up for the night.
They registered at the Chelan hotel and
slept in a comfortable tent, with a fine
outlook up the lake, which gleamed
enticingly in the moonlight.
At 7 the next morning, accompanied
by Forest Supervisor E. H. MacDaniels
of the Chelan national forest, the party
This is what we have said right
along. Almost four years ago we
took, the platform for complete
electric starting and lighting
equipment in a very certain way
by equipping every Grant truck
with a first class electric lighting
and starting system.
We have gone the limit in this
direction. We believe a truck
6hould be as completely equipped
as a passenger car. Other mak
ers will see it later.
Grant equipment includes, in
addition, the necessary storage
battery carried in a cushioned
cradle, spot light in addition to
head lights, driver's seat, wind-
A. B. Manley,
embarked In the gasoline launch Vic
tory for the 50-mile trip to Stehekin, at
the head of the lake.
It iS doubtful if any lake trip in the
world surpasses this one in beauty fand
variety of scenery. For 15 miles the
shores of the lake consist of rolling
hills covered with sagebrush except
where irrigation has transformed the
sage desert into beautiful orchards. A
scattered growth of yellow pine occurs
in patches, and there is very little aug
gestion here of the rugged mountains
which appear further up the lake.
Country Here Is Hugged.
The Victory made only two stops be
tween Chelan and Stehekin. The aver
age width of the lake is one mile.
which gives opportunity for good views
from the boat along both shores.
Gradually the country becomes more
rugged and the shores are lined with
rock cliffs hundreds of feet high, while
in the distance appear snow-capped
mountains rising to an elevation of
more than S000 feet. The timber which
fringes the lake varies from good stands
in some of the canyons of side streams
to occasional small trees in the more
rocky regions and nd timber at all at
various points. From some places along
the route the mountains in the distance
seem almost to lean toward the lake, so
steep are their sides. Little settlements
appear at various points and a few ex
cellent summer hotels flourish on both
shores of the lake. Cosy little summer
homes built on land leased from the
forest service dot the lake shore In
several places.
So clear is the water of the lake that
the tourist may look from the bow of
the launch at the beautiful Dolly
Varden and cut-throat trout swimming
in the depths below. Seen from above,
the water has a wonderful blue color,
giving it a special charm. There are
numerous side streams rushing swiftly
down from rocky canyons, and in some
of these , flashing waterfalls may be
seen as the launch glides past. As one
approaches the head of the lake, the
skyline is broken by many peaks, giving
a saw-tooth effect. The wilderness
ahead beckons the traveler to explore
its mysterious fastnesses.
The launch reached Stehekin a little
before noon and was met at the dock
by a party of campers eager for the
The Field hotel, which had been visi
ble for some distance, stands a little
back from the lake at Stehekin and
furnishes excellent accommodation for
tourists. t
Raiser Good Photographer.
Two Seattle campers in knickerbock
ers and middy blouses informed the
travelers that the fishing near the head
of the lake was excellent. They had
taken 20 cut-throat trout the preceding
evening, which averaged about two
pounds each. - After posing for a pho
tograph with a few of these fish which
escaped the frying pan. they gave the
travelers each a two-pound trout,
which were cooked by the chef at the
hotel for their dinner and eaten with
great relish.
Forest Ranger E. O. Blankenship, In
charge of the Stehekin district, met the I Don't allow your mind to be diverted
party at the hotel and informed them I from your driving.
Why Shouldn't a Truck be Completely
Equipped Electrically?
Automobile Topics remarks on the large numbers of hand
lanterns that decorate the front end of motor trucks,
shedding a dim but far from religious light and comments
intelligently on the absolute danger of such faulty equip
ment. And then it sagely remarks "Why shouldn't motor
trucks be equipped with electric lights? They would more
than save their cost by helping the driver avoid the bad
places in the road. And this aside from getting better
service from the trucks."
Safety Demands Complete Electrical Equipment
shield of the rain-vision ventilat
m type, Pierce governor, Boyce
motometer, instrument board
assembly including speedometer,
oil gauge, ammeter, choker, front
fenders, bumper, complete tool
equipment, etc
The accessory man has no use
for Grant trucks.
But the man who drives and the
man who pays for the truck
knows that we are giving the
biggest truck value in the world
more for the money in real truck
value than anyone etse.
Is this what you want? Is this
what you believe in? Then come
and see us.
1800 pounds including body yi tons 2 tons
$1170 $1885 $2150
f . o. b. Cleveland
Kleventh and Oak at Bnrnslde,
Pbonr Broadway 217.
C. M. Menzlea,
of the completion of the trail bridge
across the Stehekin river, 12 miles up
the valley. Mr. Blankenship is much
interested In the wild "life about the
lake and has been fortunate in secur
ing excellent pictures of mountain goat
and deer, which are still fairly plenti
ful in this wild region.
After spending about two hours at
Stehekin. the launch with the party on
board made the return trip to Chelan,
passing on the way the barge Black
foot, with 2500 sheep on board, which
were being transported to the excellent
grazing range on the Chelan national
forest, near the head of the lake. The
return trip was filled with views of
wonderful scenery and ended all too
soon at Chelan. An early supper was
eaten, and bidding goodbye to Super
visor MacDaniels, the party pulled out
in the little old '14 Ford for Wenatchee.
where Dr. Faris took the train lor his
return trip to Philadelphia.
Wenatchee was having a three-day
celebration, the features of which were
a street fair and round-up. The hotel
rooms were all filled, so the writer went
on to Cashmere for the night, returning
to Portland the next two days by prac
tically the same route taken in going
in. Ho celebrated July Fourth by
driving the Ford -42 miles from North
Bend. Wash., to his summer camp at
Damascus, Or., 16 miles east of Portland.
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o I
That prime necessity in a motor truck is built right into the
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Oregon Motor Car Co.
"wherever you look
We take this means of notifying our friends
and the public in general that we are now
fijlly established in our new quarters and are
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