The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 25, 1922, SECTION THREE, Page 10, Image 52

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will be rushed to completion as
speedily as possible. Mr. Ertz is also
putting -up a. number of other resi
dences indifferent sections of the
city, including one for himself cost
ing $10,000.
3. R. Haight Gets Bigger Office.
Larger quarters on the ground
floor at 351 Ankeny street, corner
of Broadway, have been taken by
J. R. Haight, with a view to In
creasing hia sales force for the han
dling of a general real estate busi
ness. Mr. Haight said that he an-'
ticipated an improved real estate
market and the expansion of the
business section of the city west
ward. TO RISE AT
Meier & Frank Structure to
Aspect of Downtown Sec
. tion Undergoing Change.
; u ) Cost $300,000.
Eight-Story Building of Concrete
Indications Are That Records In
Residence Construction Will
Be Broken This Year.
Will Relieve Congestion at
Downtown Store.
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Unusual activity is noted in the
construction of large buildings in
the downtown business section with
the result that in some places the
aspect of the districts is being
changed. Jt Is estimated that there
are now under construction jn the
city buildings of this type aggregat
ing at least $3,000,000 in cost.
The long list of structures under
way includes the $1,000,000 .Elks'
temple at Eleventh and Alder streets,
the steel work on which is now go
ing up rapidly; the J. K. Gill build
ing under way at Fifth and Stark
streets, to cost in the neighbor
hood of $S00,0O0: the Ambassador
apartments at Sixth and Madison
streets, costing about $750,000; the
Sovereign apartment hotel, costing
$500,000, now under way at Broad
way and Madison street; the five
story Starr building at Fourth and
Tine streets, costing in the neigh
borhood of $100,000, and the new ga.
rage building to be erected by the
Meier & Frank . company on the
ruins of the old warehouse at Broad
way and Taylor street ' .,'
i Buildings erected on Stark.- Oak
and Burnside streets, just west of
the old business district, have
changed the aspect of that section
of the city, a number of old struc
tures having been torn out to make
way for modern buildings. Besides
these are a large number of smaller
type structures going up in various
sections of the city. Plans' for the
extension of the north portion of the
Pittock block at a cost of $500,000
were also recently announced. It
was said that this work would be
carried forward in the near future.
Building operations in Portland
for the first five months or the
present year exceed the volume of
new construction for the correspond
ing period last year by more than
$4,000,000. Construction of all kinds
from January through May of this
year, including permits for repair of
. buildings and electrical and plumb
ing permits, aggregated $12,070,600.
Residence construction js especial
ly active in the city now and indica
tions are that all records in the his
tory of the city will be broken by
residence construction this year.
Valuation of residence permits
issued during the first five months
of this year reached $5,559,825. Per
mits for 17 apartment houses have
been issued so far this year, involv
ing an expenditure of $588,800. These
do not include the Sovereign apart
ment hotel.
Carpentering on Westmoreland
Edifice Is Under Way.
Work on the new building for the
Jloreland Community Presbyterian
church is progressing well and the
carpenter work on the main struc
ture began this week. The concrete
masonry for the foundation and
basement has been comDleted. Th
building is being erected at East
Eighteenth street and Bybee avenue
in Westmoreland at a cost of $22,000.
The building is 75 feet by 80 feet
ana wui De out one story and base
ment. The main floor will consis
of the auditorium, which will have a)
seating capacity for about 500 per
sons, a study, choir room, prayer
room, Sunday school classrooms.
The auditorium will bo equipped
with a pipe organ. In the base
ment will be a kitchen and dining
room ana sunaay school classrooms.
W. F. Tobey is the architect.
Until the new buildintr IK rnm.
pleted the Sunday school and church
services are being conducted in the
Sellwood Community clubhouse. The
building formerly owned and occu
pied by the church at Sixteenth
street and Spokane avenue has been
sold to the Church of the Nazarene.
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New Structure at Newport Will
Open to Public This Week.
The construction of the Newport
(Or,) natatorium, which will have
one of the largest swimming tanks
on the coast, is now rapidly nearing
completion, according to advices re
ceived from there last week. It will
be opened to the public this week
The building is 135 feet in length
and 65 feet wide. It will provide
every convenience for patrons, in
cluding private baths for those who
do not care to swim in the pool. A
grill room has been established; in
the building to accommodatA vrQi
hundred persons daily. Male and
female instructors will be in attend
ance daily.
The dance hall, built in connection
"With the natatorlum, has been rent
ed by the Bi-ho-mar orchestra of
.Newport and dances will be con
ducted in the afternoons and eve
nings. The dance hall overlooks the
breakers of the Pacific ocean, only
Disappearing Stairway Invented
for Modern Home. "
That the stairway, in the planning
of a house, is invariably an after
consideration in the contention of
some inventive persons who have
turned to the solution of the prob
lem with the result that the disap
pearing stairway has made its ap
pearance in the trade market of this
When not in use this innovation
is neatly tucked away in the ceiling,
concealed by a few artistic panels.
Occupants of a home equipped with
this novel arrangement, when de
sirous of ascending to the floor
above, merely pull an inconspicuous
chain and the near-appearing stair
case, which is balanced and operates
on rollers, automatically drops into
place. Another pull on a different
chain and it quietly resumes Its
place in the ceiling.
Realty Head Visitor Here.
li. E. Eppich of Denver, who was
chosen president of the National
Heal Estate association for the 1923
term at the convention held recent
ly in San Francisco, was a visitor ii
Portland Sunday and Monday of last
week He was the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Taylor on a trip to Sea
side Sunday, and Monday was en
tertained at dinner at Crown Point
by a number of Portland realtors.
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ing Shortage;' Living Quarters
""' Already Rented.
ROSEBURG, Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) The"-foundations for the
Kohlhagen apartment house, being
constructed by George Kohlhagen,
a local merchant, hav been com
pleted and work has been started
on the side, walls. This structure,
which is to be .built of reinforced
concrete, will be Roseburg's first
large apartment building and is to
cost approximately $125,000.
A large force of workmen has
been employed and every effort is
being made to rush the structure to
an early completion, as there is an
unprecedented demand for living
quarters in the city and the rooms
are badly needed.
The apartment" house is located
only one block from the main busi
ness center of town and fronts on
two of the leading streets.
R. M. Jones of Portland has been
employed , by Mr. Kohlhagen as
Since work was started Mr. Kohl
hagen has rented nearly all of the
apartments 111 advance. Many of
them have been spoken for by trav
eling men who desire to make their
headquarters here. Since the com
pletion -of the Roseburg-Coos Bay
highway, many traveling men who
cover the southern Oregon territory
between Klamath Falls and Coos
Bay have desired to locate In Rose-
burg but have been unable to do so
because of the lack of living quar
Tract South of Ryan Place Plat
ted for Sale.
A tract of 120 acres of land just
south of Ryan station on the Tay
lor's Ferry road has been cut up
into plots ranging from a, quarter
acre to an acre in extent and will
be placed ion the market immedi
ately, according to announcement
made by Harry Beckwith, who has
been put in charge of the sale of the
The property, which is known as
Edgeclfff, belongs to the Joseph A.
Strowbnflge estate. The land is roll-1
Ag ana there is a variety of wooded
and . clear-land. Many of the plots
have Beautiful views.
The land is rich and Is desirable
for use for. . gardening and small
farming, in addition to being suit
able for development for suburban
home sites-.! In all, there are 131 of
the plots, which will be disposed of
in the. present sale.
Bull Run water has been piped to
the property and the streets are now
being graded. It lies about five
blocks from the Oregon Electric.
Gas and electricity will be fur
nished, it was declared, as soon as
there are sufficient settlers to war
rant it.
Mr. Beckwith announced that he
was putting on an. additional sales
force for the handling of the prop
erty. ; ,
Structure Built for A. R. Johnson
Modern Throughout.
A new .$9000 residence has just
been completed for A. R. Johnson
of the real estate firm of Johnson
Dodson company, at the northwest
corner of East Eighteenth and Stan
ton streets.
The structure, which was de
signed and built by Berglund Bros.,
has seven rooms and is modern
throughout. Features include an
English thatched roof, a lounging
room with fireplace, a billiard room
in the attic and an attached garage.
There -also l a largo sun parlor.
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just completed for A. R.,Johnon
Pomona College to Confer Doctor's Degree on ex-Student Who Came
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(Copyright, 1022. by The Oregonlan.)
OS ANGELES, June 24. (Spe
cial.) Pomona college, one of
the oldest and 'most conserva
tive of the high institutions of learn
ing in southern California, made a
gala occasion of its commencement
this week, when a great gathering of
trustees, faculty alumni and student
lo.dies took pride in conferring
honor on one of Its ex-students. Dr.,
Fung Foo See of Shanghai, China,
had returned to the United States to
receive the degree of doctor of laws
as the highest acknowledgment in
the gift of his first college.
Forty years ago to the month,
Fung See first came to tfie United
States. A weather-beateni steam
ship from the orient, the smoke
from her- banked fires still drifting
up from her funnel, lay tied up to a
dock in San Francisco. A horde of
blinking. Chinese coolies, whipped
from their dark pen between decks
wit,h oaths and threatening fists,
were spewed out upon the dock,
bowed jUnder the burden of their
heathen baggage of queer-locking
paint smudged boxes, straw bales
and minor bales and bundles.
Coolies Walt for Night, i
Theser coolies were herded to wait
the friendly coming of night to
cover their march to Chinatown, for
the city was seething and constantly
erupting volcanic hatred against the
yellow men in a white man's coun
Above New $5000 bungalow just erected for Fred Mallet, Portland detee
ttve, at East Sixty-seventh and
at the corner of East Twenty-sixth
E. I.. Holt to J. C. Flora for $12,500. The sale was negotiated through
- the . T. street agency.
Many recent hou?e sales, as well
reported by the R. T. Street agency.
week were also a colonial residence
by S. Holm to k ik (jnanton lor
East Tenth street worm, soia py e.
An additional office has been opened by Mr. Street at the corner of
East Thirty-ninth street and Sandy
City faric, laureinurst, aunnysiae.
Harp is manager or tnia oinco.
streets for Meier & Frank company for
at the northwest corner of East Eighteenth and Stanton streets. -Below
try. It was strategy to -strip the
coolies for possible flight that alone
would save them from mob violence
if discovered outside of Chinatown.
With many a squeal and struggle
of protest their baggage was sur
rendered and piled into an uncer
tain pyramid on a flimsy wagon
drawn by a decrepit horse. Atop
the heap as mere baggage was
what appeared to be a squat bundle.
The wagon got under way in the
gathering gloom. The light of a
street lamp revealed the nature of
the load to water-front idlers. . The
movement of the small brown head
that capped the pile betrayed the
presence of live and unprotected
Immigrant Is Pelted.
With a yell the pack was in mo
tion, heavy missiles first at hand
were hurled but failed of their
mark, nd a dump of half rotting
onions at the curb then furnished
more plentiful if less effective am
munition until the target, battered
and stung, slowly drew out of range.
The plodding horse at last turned
into the black mouth of a blind
alley in Chinatown. Men came in
the dark to unload the wagon. The
animated bundle scrambled down
and was greeted with an exclama
tion of surprise. He had been for
gotten. One of the men took him
by the hand, led him through a
dimly lighted basement, through
a maze of underground passageways
to a lower level and to a square
Klickitat streets. Below Residence
and Thompson streets, sold br Dr.
as sales of hc-me-building eites, were
Among the houses disposed of last
at 490 East Twelfth street North, sold
?btu, and a colonial bungalow at 624
j. Oliver to W. J. Bishop.
boulevard for the handling of Rose
ana nawtnorne properties. David
use as a warehouse and wholesale
chamber hollowed out of the earth,
a noisome kennel packed stiff with
the herd from the ship. The last
comer wedged in and stood with
his back to the damp wall.
Boy 13 Years Old.
Fung See, coolie boy, 13 years old,
frail, delicate, such a little fellow,
son of a poor rice farmer and denied
even his share of rudimentary edu
cation for work on the farm where
famine had lost its novelty, had ar
rived at his journey's -end in the
land of gold and .promise.
Smuggled from the underground
kennel to Sacramento, then retain
ing the atmosphere of the mining
camps, he was put out to domestic
slavery for his keep and $1 a month.
On his first venture upon the
streets 'he was kicked and brutally
beaten, and was glad to drag him
self back to his refuge of labor, not
to leave it again for many fnonths.
Unluckily, as it must have seemed
to him at the time, the attentive
Fung acquired, a fund of simple
English which fitted him for er
rands about the town. He had
grown weary, was often kicked and
beaten, and on several occasions
had to flee for his life before a
prowling mob. Once he surely
would have been kicked to death
but for the interposition of some
women, their compassion aroused
because he was such a little fel
low. Thus Fung first . knew the
word "protect," and its meaning.
It was something he was never to
Christianity Is Embraced.
A band of Salvation army work
ers came to Sacramento. Fung,
timid and wary, but overcome with
curiosity, drew close on the rim of
the csowd at a night street meet
ing. The speaker said that Jesus
would protect" all who would give
themselves into his keeping. The
songs reiterated this, and Fung,
When Ve" VadV'ask'ed an who
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wanted to give themselves into the
possession of Jesus to step forward,
Fung followed the first man. The
band welcomed him with a song of
triumph. He was their first Chinese
convert, and Fang has kept the
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Fung traveled with the Salvation
army band. His vision broadened.
He learned to 'be a fair stenog
rapher. Then he had time to read
some good books. They helped him.
Secretly he conceived the ambition
of working his way through school
and college.
. Friend Offers Aid.
A chance meeting in Los Angeles
with Samuel Hahn, a Christian gen
tleman, devotedly interested in the
cause of education, led Fung even
tually to Pomona.
Fung made friends and was ac
cepted on an equal footing by the
student body. He worked his way
through three years of preparatory
school how nobody knew or paid
much heed. Then he sickened. His
friends brought a physician. The
doctor was shocked.' Overwork and
under-nourishment had received
their price. Fung had been slowing
starving his body beyond physical
endurance before the eyes of his
teachers and friends. He was ban
ished from school for a job in the
outdoors, and when he ventured to
speak of his ambition for education
the doctors told him to "forget it."
But a year later Fung came back.
The doctor lifted the ban by reason
of remarkable improvement.
TTnlverstty Course Begun.
He worked his way through his
fourth year in preparatory school
and through his sophoijiore year in
college and then went to the Uni
versity of . California at Berkeley
because there he was able to sub
stitute the study of Chinese for ,a
modern language, and he worked
his way through .the university
course, taking his degree of bache
lor of arts. Then, followed a year
in the teachers' school at Columbia,
New. York, and the winning of his
master of arts degree.
Fung returned to China to take
part in modern education work. At
Pekin he won his doctor's degree
and was designated for official life,
,but never took, up its duties. He
preferred the offer that came to
go to Shanghai as a member of the
Commercial Press, then little more
and jobbing headquarters. Belo
(at njght) Placing of last girder on
than a struggling printshop for the
publication of textbooks on modern
educational subjects in Chinese and
English, but now a $5,000,000 con
cern with Dr. Fung See as one of
its directing forces.
Dr. Fung Rotary Delegate!
Dr. Fung is also chairman of the
national committee of the T. M.
C. A. in China and was chosen as
one of the two delegates sent by
the Rotary club of Shanghai to the
international convention at Los
Angeles a fact which gave Pomona
college the long-wished-for oppor
tunity to honor him. and will give
Dr. Fung an opportunity to visit
Columbia college this summer to
keep himself abreast of modern
educational methods.
It is thus that Fung See, the
coolie boy immigrant of '40 years
ago, came back to America, to the
land of gold, the land of promise.
Farm Products Pool Forming.
formation of a general farm prod
ucts pool is under way by the local
association of the United Farmers
of Alberta for handling the 1922
crop. The provincial board of direc
tors has been instructed to proceed
with arrangements for incorporation
under the provincial co-operative as
sociation act. Under the plan pro
posed each member "would bind him
self to sell his produce to the pal
for a period of five years. It has not
yet been decided whether or not the
membership would be restricted to
the members of the United Farmers
of Alberta.
Law Compels Bug-Hunting.
ican Samoa, where the naval gov
ernor makes the laws, failure to go
beetle-hunting is punished by a fine
or imprisonment- Recent advices
from Pago Pago, capital of this
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alties, or 30 days in pail on default
of payment, being imposed on na
tives who neglected to chase bugs.
The significance of the court's sen
tence lies in the fact that the beetles
deBtroy the cocoanut palms and that
cocoanuts are the source of most of
the island wealth.
CLEAN, cheerful, dustless floors
those that are covered with
It's' surprising how inexpensively
you may cover your floors with
it. Let us estimate the outlay for
you. We furnish the materials
and lay it on your floors.
Linoleum and Cork Tiling.
T-rfti ini-ini rnr
Outstanding amonsr the building
I activities of the past week was the
announcement that work would start
immediately on the erection of an
eight-story building to house the
wholesale and jobbing departments
of the Meier & Frank company and
for use as a warehouse. The struc
ture, which will cost in the neign
borhood of $300,000 will be put up I
on the half block on the south side
of Irving street, between Thirteenth
and Fourteenth streets.
The contract for the erection of
the building was let last week to
Parker & Banfield and cajls for the
completion of the construction work
in February, 1923.
Structure to Be of Concrete.
Plans for the structure have been
prepared by . Sutton & Whitney and
provide for' a reinforced -concrete
building of the most modern type.
There will be a basement under the
entire building and with this the
aggregate of the floor space to be
furnished by the structure will be
approximately four acres.
Facilities will Include trackage
connecting with the west side rail
road yards. There will also be three
freight elevators and one passenger
elevator. All the latest scientific ap
paratus for the handling of freight
will also be installed.
Sprinkler to Be Installed.
It was said that the new building
was especially needed by the com
pany in that it would provide for
much needed expansion of some of
the retail departments in the down
town store. Sprinkler systems will
be installed for the protection of the
stock and equipment on all floors.
It was announced that the erec
tion of this building will be fol
lowed later by the erection of a
still larger structure to be located
on the block bounded by Thirteenth
Fourteenth, Everett and Flanders
streets in the same district. The site
has already been acquired although
definite date for the erection of the
structure has not yet been decided
upon. The site for a 'large garage
across from this has also been pur
chased. '
The Meier & Frank company be
gan business in Portland in 1857 In
a 60xl00-foot store at Front and
Yamhill streets. The floor space now
used by the company is declared to
aggregate 12 acres. From an orig
inal staff of five persons the pay
roll now!. includes 2500 persons.
Brown & Hogan Declare Many of
Stalls Are -Taken by Farmers.
The entire lower floor of the
building on Alder street between
First and Second streets now occu
pied by Simon's department store,
has been sub-leased to Brown &
Hogan for use as a public market,
according to announcement made
yesterday by the Smith-Wagoner
company, which negotiated the deal.
The property, which is 100x200 feet,
is being remodeled.
It was announced that most of the
stalls have already been spoken for,
many of them having been taken by
farmers. The market will be opened
to the public about the first week
of August.
The Smith-Wagoner company also
reported the sale of a site of 30
acres in Beaverton, known as the
Concannon estate, opposite the
Beaverton high school, to the Pre
mium Picture company. This con
cern, which already has a studio in
Arizona, has let a contract for the
erection of a studio. The first unit,
135x200 feet, will be erected im
mediately and the company plans
to start filming' about July 15.
Hardwood Business Taken Over.
The former manager and his as
sociates of theN Gaynor Hardwood
Lumber company, 312 East Madison
street, have taken over the business
of that concern and will continue
it under the name of Rowell, Brown
& Co., it was announced last week.
The concern, it was said, would con
tinue to deal in the same stocks of
the various hardwoods in all stand
ard grades and sizes.
$17,000 Home Under Way.
Charles W. Ertz, architect and
builder, has started the construction
of 'a $17,000 residence for Dr. Fred
E. Gerllck In Alameda i'aric. xne
residence is now well under way and
Smithsonian Institution Specimen
Include Species of Camel
and Horses.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 24.
Animal fossils throwing a new light
on the little-known animal life of
America in the Pliocene age have
been added to the collection of the
Smithsonian institution by the field
explorations conducted in Arizona in
the last year and described in a re
port by the institution. Among the
most interesting specimens discov
ered, the report said, are a new
species of mastodon, a large and
small species of camel and two or
three species of horses. J. W. Gid
ley, member of the Smithsonian
staff who conducted the explora
tions, says the collection of fossils
"represents practically a new fauna
of the Pliocene age, containing
about 60 vertebrae species." .
Dealing with the astrophysical
field work, of the institution, the re
port said the observations of the
sun now being made at its station
on Mount Montezuma. Chile, are be
ing telegraphed daily to Buenos
Aires and "employed regijlarly by
the Argentine weather bureau f,or
weather-forecasting purposes."
"While the Smithsonian institu
tion," the report said, "is not yet in
a position to champion the use of
statistics of solar variation for
weather forecasts, the great inter
est which its studies of solar varia
bility have aroused here and abroad
seems clearly to warrant the con
tinued maintenance of its two sta
tions until a satisfactory basis for a
test of the solar variability as
a weather-forecasting element has
been laid."
Manv Persons Go Surf and rrosli
Water Bathing Musical Pro
gramme Is Provided.
24. (Special.) With the biggest
opening, day in its history. Pacific
City beach, Tillamook county, was
officially opened to the public last
Sunday. The attendance, especially
from Portland and Willamette val
ley points, was far beyond expecta
tions. All day Saturday and until
noon Sunday machines were arriv
ing. Many took the opportunity to
go surf bathing or fresh-water
swimming in the Nestucca river.
As a surprise to their guests a
musical programme had been ar
ranged by the management. Miss
Harriett Leach, well-known soprano
of Portland, as, the principal singer,
and delighted the crowd. A full
programme of vocal and instru
mental pieces was given, as well
as a saxophone solo by James Gor
ton of Salem, and a violin solo by
Ted Tuffly of Salem.
A baseball game in the afternoon
was played between Pacific City
and Grand Ronde, in which Grand
Ronde won, 6 to 3.
Many good catches of fish, both
fresh and salt water, were reported
by the visitors. The fishing is very
good at this time. A dance in the
evening concluded the opening pro
gramme. The management is preparing
plans for an elaborate July 4 pro
gramme, in which a number of
Portland artists will take part. A
real old-fashioned celebration is
Its Best Form.
Boston Transcript.
There is more real charity in get
ting one man a job than in feeding
four in idleness.
"DEPAIRING pipes is second
nature to us. We under
stand the business of install
ing plumbing in factories, of
fices, public buildings and
homes as well as stores. We
can give you the same high
class services that you would re
ceive from the highest priced
sanitary engineer in the land.
East 2954
We have the Richardson-Boyn-ton
Furnaces both the plpeless
and the regular kind. We are
experts on heating and ventilat
ing. We will give you the benefit
of our forty years' experience in
this line. It will save you future
trouble and expense by installing
the right furnace in the right way.
J.C.Bayer Furnace