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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, .TUL.Y 11, 1920
FIRST MARKET ROAD
OP STATE BUILDING
LINKING UP THE GRADE ON STATE MARKET ROAD NO. 1. WHICH CONNECTS NEWBERG AND
YAMHILL BY DIRECT ROUTE THROUGH CHEHALEM VALLEY.
TRAFFIC COPS TO MEET
PECTED AT SAN FRANCISCO.
Wonderful Sentiment Throughout IM
Chehalem Valley Gets First
One Under New Law.
Country Reported In Favor of
GRADING IS NEARLY. DONE
Market Itoad No. 1 first Line in
lonniTtinj Koads Between
Oregon's first market road, which
hears the somewhat sonorous official
title of state market road No. 1. but
may he more easily identified as the
connecting toad link through the west
i'hehalL-in valley between the towns of
Xewlnrs and Yamhill, is Hearing com
pletion, itoad crews working from
either end. in fact. brouKht together
the grades on Friday. July 2. though
considerable yet remains to be done in
smoothing down the grade and lock
A quiet celebration in. honor of the
event was held at the point where
the graders met. some three miles
from Yamhill, by residents of that
town and of Newberg. and of the big
valley district In between, which will
benefit greatly from the new road.
This road, which is shown on the
accompanying map. is approximately
3s miles long, but it has an impor
tance far beyond its length. It cuts
ff four miles between the towns of
Yamhill and Newberg, besides elim
inating a steep hill up which the pres
ent roundabout road climbs. But even
that is not all. for' it cuts off six
miles of the distance from Carlton to
1'ortland via Yamhill.
Moreover, it taps a fertile valley
which heretofore has had inadequate
connection with the outside. 1 is,
furthermore, only the beginning of a
series of cross-connecting market
roads in this general district, which
will link up such main highways as
the east side Pacific highway. Capital
highway and west side Pacific high
way, providing easy and useful routes
from one to the other of these trunk
Highway Linked I p.
Following is an account of the new
state market road No. 1, its impor
tance and part of the history of its
valley, forwarded to The Oregonian
bv John I'. Smith, one of the men
vv hose efforts brought about the build
ing of this road:
"Three years ago a mass mcetin
was held at No. 61 schoolhouse in the
Chehalem valley. Y'amhil county. Ore
gon. to act on the proposal to build
a hard-surfaced road through the val
ley. The writer was elected chairman
and William V. Dolph secretary. Prcs
ent were representative citizens of
Yamhill, Carlton and Newberg and V.
W. Cotton and V. 1... Boise of Port
land. J. U. Smith was appointed chair
man of a committee of seven with
authority to name six others, with
authority thereafter to take all steps
necessary to promote the building of
n road from Newberg to Carlton and
'The first efforts were made to ob
tain a route to Carlton, but due to op
position to efforts to eliminate certain
tcep hills and grades, the project
drifted until it was made to appear
from an article in the Yamhill Record
hat Liyron K. Shuck and W R. Bunn
found u gap through the hills, up one
stream and down another, whereby
almost on a water grade and in an
almost straight line, a road could be
built from Yamhill to Newberg.
"Many plans were laid and efforts
wasted until the committee hit upon
the 'state market road act." With the
hearty support of S. Benson, chair
man of the state highway commission,
and the Yamhill commercial club, the
Yamhill county court last fall (before
the state blanks from the highway
commission had been issued), follow
ing the statute, designated the road
from Newberg through the south -side
of Chehalem valley, past No. 61
schoolhouse. to Y'amhill. as "state
market road No. 1," and appropriated
Chehalem a Rich Valley.
"Due no doubt to lack of faith In
the ultimate success of the under
taking, there was no opposition to the
work of the committee until six
months thereafter, when an effort
was made to divert the route from a
straight line, after thetate engineers
had made their survey. The effort
was not without results, however, be
cause an additional S10.000 was appro
priated to build another market road
from 61 schoolhouse northwesterly to
"The Chehalem valley is a rich
and fertile dairy and fruit producing
country without rail or water trans
portation. We have here large apple
orchards, prunes, walnuts, cherries
and all kinds of berries. In front of
No. 61 schoolhouse the traveler will
see p sign which orders him to 'Stop
and view the beautiful Chehalem
"One-half mile north he will ob
serve M. Fattens silo. 20x50, said
to. .he the largest silo in the entire
northwest: one mile northeast is the
celebrated White Sox apple orchard
and the Home Plate orchard, owned
by Billy Sullivan, the has-been and
still-is catcher, who for 1 1 years had
a greater reputation as a catcher for
the White Sox of Chicago than John
I.. Sullivan had as a prize fighter.
Having spent his youthful prime in
playing," now in his old age (he is
past 40), he has to put in eight-hour
days holding the nozzle of the spray
ing machine against the foliage of
his apple trees. Idst year he raised
more apples than he could eat and
Bhipped some to Europe.
Herd of Blooded Cattle.
"Two miles south is Ed Cary with
his world-renowned herd of Saint
-Manes Poppies and near him Js Del
mar Perkins and Silver Chimes, an
other noted herd of Jerseys, and "Abe"
l.aughlln with his 400-acre prune
orchard, said to be the most profit
able orchard in the west. The writer
has a herd of 24 Ayrshires one mile
east of the "viewpoint.- and near him
is the Calhreath farm, which' con
tains the 'Kwing Young Tree," planted
mi acorn on May 6. 1S46. by Mianda
Bayley. to mark the grave of the
first white man to die in the west,
the administering of whose estate
caused the organization of the first
"This tree is standing alone in a
field and is often visited by travelers.
Historians such as Governor Geer
and George H. Himes hope some day
to acquire title to it for the purpose
of making it more available as an
object lesson in early Oregon his
tory. "'The purpose of th is communication,
frankly, is to call to the attent'on
of the people of Oregon this beautiful
valley and the importance of the new
"Those who are familiar with the
situation around Paris at the critical
period of the war. will remember that
all roads radiate outwardly from
Paris; that to get from one portion
of the surrounding country to an
other portion it was necessary to go
first into Paris and then go back.
There Ja'ere no available-crossroads.
the roads leading in from the west,
they would have had the protecting
armies on the west cut off from com'
munication with each other and with
the city and would have taken the
More C rosNroadn Planned.
'This condition must not be al
lowed to prevail in building all roads
into Portland. There must be cross
roads connecting all these main
arteries of transportation.
"State market road No. 1. in Yam
hill county, connects the Rex-Tigard
road (Capital highway), with the
road from Mc.Minnvule north to
Forest Grove and to Portland, and
the extension of it southeasterly to
Woodburn connects with the east
side Pacific highway.
"There is another similar road in
prospect, that is to begin at Oregon
City and thence proceed westerly
through W ilsonville. Sherwood and
Scholia to Hillsboro. and then on
northerly from Forest Grove to Y er-nonia.
MM DEVELOPS CARS
SPEKD CRUCIBLK IS CAUSE OF
Advancements in General Can Be
Traced to Some Test
Racing is the crucible that has
brought about the present perfection
of the motorcar. Almost every ad
vancement of the designer's art has
come from the experience gained
through speed and endurance contests.
The quick detachable rim, the use
of special steels to obtain lightness
and the building of stream-line bodies
to decrease wind resistance, are ex
amples of some of the many advance
ments from lessons learned in racing
which have benefited every motorist.
"At this year's Indianapolis race,
for instance." says C. L. Boss, Hudson
and Essex dealer, "the size of the mo
tors was cut almost in half and yet
these cars proved their ability to
out-perform the larger engines of
other years. The smaller engines cut
the pit stops in iiaif and as a result
tne average miles per hour is greater
tnan last year when the cars made 106
tops at the pits. This year only 58
stops were made.
"The lesson is plain that mere size
can no longer be taken as a criterion
of motorcar performance. To the mo
torcar user it means the coming of an
era of lighter cars of greater per
formance of more dependability and
of superior economy.
"The Indianapolis race only served
to drive home the lesson already
taught by the achievements of the Es
sex. Although the motor of the- Essex
is actually smaller than thse used
at Indianapolis, its wonderful per
formance was shown on the Cincin
nati speedway when it set & new
world's long distance endurance mark
by averaging more than 60 miles an
hour for 60 hours, during which time
it covered 3037 miles.
"And the Essex which did this was a
stock car in every particular and had
to contend against the worst possible
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Yamhill ' i'-JJJTT,
SAN FRANCISCO. July 3. The con
vention of traffic officers and the
safety first exhibit that will be held
here in the auditorium in August
promise to be one of'the largest con
ventions ever held in this city.
Lieutenant Dan Sylvester, head of
the traffic squad here, and C. de Witt
de Marr. manager of the association.
returned from an eastern trip this
week, and found that there is a won
derful sentiment throughout the
country in favor of making this the
greatest convention ever held for the
discussion of traffic problems and
for framing new uniform laws for
traffic in all parts of the nation.
Sylvester and De Mar visited over
50 cities throughout this country and
Canada, and found that there will
be no city of any size in the nation
not represented at the convention.
Vancouver, B. C. Ottawa and Mon
treal will send delegates, including
their chiefs of police. New York City
will send its famous traffic squad
that regulates the greatest stream Of
vehicles in the world. With them
will come a model showing how the
new lighting system of signals is
The Rubber association of Amer
ica is planning on sending one of the
most comprehensive exhibits of tire
making ever assembled. This will be
shown in the auditorium.
The government has taken cog
nizance of the situation, the depart
ments of commerce and interior. W.
W. Lewis, superintendent of Yosemite
National park, has been ordered to
attend the convention by Stephen T.
From Detroit will come James V.
Inches, commissioner of police and
one of the best-known police officials
in the country. He is the originator
of many safety-first ideas.
Automobile clubs of America, the
American Automobile association has
instructed all its associate members
and clubs to send as many delegates
as possible. This great motoring or
ganization will try and have a model
law framed so lhat states will have
something to work on in making
When the law is framed the cham
ber of commerce of the United States
has agreed to distribute copies to all
Sylvester and De Mar took New
York by storm. The commissioner of
police greeted them with open arms
and staged a banquet for them. The
mayor agreed to send delegates, and
the men who will come to this city
will be picked in the near future.
From every city in the country that
the envoys visited letters were ob
tained indorsing the convention and
promisingto send delegates.
From all indications this will bo
the greatest convention of its kind
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Cone Clutch Slippage.
In the absence of fuller's earth, or
dinary talcum powder may be used to
stop cone clutch slippage. Sprinkle
the talcum over the surface of the
leather or fabric after having first
cleaned the surface with gasoline.
A"ery Much Franklin.
RAI.RItJH. N. '., July 10. Frank
lin Freeman, who lives on Franklin
street in the village of Frankinton
in the county of Franklin, has Just
purchased a new Franklin car
through the Franklin sub-dealer in
Franklin county. North Carolina.
Turn corners carefully.
CONSIDERED BY MANY MOTORISTS THE BEST FABRIC TIRE ON THE AMERICAN MARKET
By installing an electric vaporizer,
road tests show that a six-cylinder
motor car has made 63 miles on a
gallon of gasoline and 90 miles with
a four-cylinder car has been recorded.
The upper picture Rbom Home of the people who came to a luncheon cele
bration Friday, July 2, when eradine crews working: from cither end of
the new Chehalem valley road met a little lefta than three mtlea from
Yamhill. JuMt below It. John I-'. Smith, one of the fathers of the newi
road, and "UUly9 Sullivan, many years ittar catcher of the Chicago
White Sox. now a Chehalem valley apple orrhardlnt, doing a little road
work on their oSvn acconnt. Sullivan is swinging? the pick. In the circle,
farmer. isradina the new road. Map shows route of new road, which is
the heavy black line with cross marks, and indicates Its importance.
The dotted line is the much longer route of-the present road from New
bcrar to Yamhill. Other heavy lines show more projected market roads
Including one from New berg to Woodburn, connecting the Capital high
way with the east side Pacific highway, and another from west side
highway at Hillsboro via Sherwood and ilsonville to east side hlfi'hway
at Oregon City. '
he m.Ikes ford sales hum at
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OPERATION RECORD HELPS
TRUCK COSTS INDEX SAVES
TIME AND MONEY.
This will introduce Al May. citizen
of Newberg. As an ex-citlzen of Port
land. Al needs little introduction. For
many years he was sales manager
here for Rushlight & Penney. Ford
dealers; but a few m6nths ago he
obtained the Ford agency at Newberg
and now he is the strongest New
If the enemy had got hear enough
to Paris from -htj east to shoot to Lerger of them all
Comparative Figures Furnish Bae
for Computing Losses and
"The value of maintaining a cost
and - performance record of motor
truck operation is obvious. Kxcept
those who do keep such records,
however, few appreciate just how in
valuable they are." says C. C. Fagan,
Pierce-Arrow distributor here.
"Some inexperienced truck opera
tors are prone to dismiss the task of
maintaining records with the argu
ment that it is a waste of time and
money. To the contrary, experience
proves that time and money thus in
vested yield handsone returns.
"Said a user jf six trucks recently:
"A few months after we instituted a
cost and performance record system,
we were able to spot leaks which ac
counted for 25 per cent of our ex
pense of operation."
"Another user, a contractor operat
ing ten trucks, recently declared that
even the owner of two trucks should
" 'It furnishes, he said, 'compara
tive figures to show just which truck
is being operated efficiently. When
records show high operating cost it
sounds the alarm to investigate the
cause, whether it be the fault of the
driver, the operating system, or the
"The most important function of
cost records, however, is to furnish
the operator with a basic and ac
curate figure which will permit of
no delusion as to the cost of doing
business. This is especially important
in contracting, trucking and other
lines of business in which haulage is
a principal item. In euch businesses.
in fact, success or failure often de
pends solely upon a true knowledge
of transportation costs.
"Unless the operator chooses to in
stall one of the various cost system
forms, which are sold at a nominal
sum, it is simple for him to devise
one that fits his own business. But
it would be advisable for the operator
to study these systems before at
tempting to perfect one of his own
as they embody the experience of
thousands of truck users."
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O Users of Tires, houj often have your hearts been filled uith rage and grief because
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In the mighty effort of my people to make our "D" Type the best fabric tire on the
market, cruality only is in their thoughts cost of manufacture has not been ceffsidered.
I SALUTE YOU, 0 MOTORISTS! LITTLE HEAP HAS SPOKEN.
Removing Tight Wheel.
If it is desired to remove a wheel
and no puller is at hand, try the fol
lowing: Jack .up the wheel in ques
tion, put the car in gear and after re.
mc ving the nut key,' etc., shake the
wheel back and fofth, pulling at the
same time. If this fails to stir the
wheel replace the key, turn the nut
down loosely and drive the car a short
distance. This treatment will loosen
the wheel even if a puller will not.
Look out for the children.
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