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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 192»
Mickle lo Speak
Fire Losses For
Long Term Is
Hard Work Is
Club; Mrs. L. J.
At Pomona Meet
On His Annual
Merrill Is Head
Shoivn In Report
Manager Dodson «»Í Portland
Chamber I* Speaker
More Activity Is Urged
Good Years Ahead and Ore
gon ls Asked to Prepare
ike stock of what you have in
valley and then work to make
most of the opportunities that
he presented in the great de
liaient that is to come in the
ten years, decared W. I>. It.
ion, manager Portland chamber
oinnieri-e, in an address« la-fore
forum luncheon of th«* chamber
J. D. Mickle, state dairy and food
commissioner, will be th«- principal
speaker nt the meeting of Pomona
grunge at Tigard Wedin* «lay. W. A.
Root of Tigard will lie installed u
Pomona run «ter.
Other officers to lie instillled »rr :
John Brady, For« I Grove, over ■eer ;
Mrs. 8. A. D. Meek, Arcude, lec-
turer; II, D. Ri'i'Ves, Cedar Mills,
steward; R. llornecker, Hillsboro,
ir infant steward; Rev. E. B. Lock
hurt, Hillsboro, chaplain; It. K.
Denney, Beaverton, treasurer; Mrs.
G. C. Chase, Hillsboro, secretary;
A. M. Kennedy, Beaverton, gate-
keeper; Mrs. Maggie Stark, Hiaver-
ton, Ceres; Mrs. R. llornecker, llills-
boro, Pomona; Mrs. E. (>. Cox, llill
boro. Flora, ami Misa Effie V ari
Kleek, Tigurd, lady assistant ste w-
Hit By Blaze
Fire early Sunday morning at
For« -t Grove resulted in u loss of
approximately $65,<100, destroyed
three building', n large quantity
of wheat, stock feed, three trucks,
two automobiles and menaced the
business section to such an extent
that the llillsbor ro fire department
wus culled on to assist.
The fire was discovered shortly
after 3 a. rn. by Night Marshal Jo«'
Lep'ihut in th«' elevator shaft of
the Farmers' Feed & Supply coin-
puny's war«-house anil within a few
minutes it ha«l burst <>ut of the roof,
whence it spread to the Lockwood
Transfer company nnd the planing
mill <iperate<| by John
Marshal Wilbur Dillon
department received n
a. ni. arid with Chief
drove through a heavy
Ing pumper. The min
grout.• t ii' i t
..... that the
ousin. 's way,
I. y, he said,
n definite coil
ment will I e
Former Sheriff Says People
Writes An Open Letter
Ex-Sheriff Hope« Time Will
Come When People Act
The Way They Vote
J. E. Reeves, who last week re-
tired as sheriff of this county,
writes un open letter to the people
of th«- county calling upon them to
in operate with th«* new sheriff, J.
W. Connell, Mr. Reeves' letter is as
“I want to express to the people
of Washington county my appre
ciation for their tolerance through
my four years as sheriff, just ended,
and to Mr. Connell, the new sheriff,
my sympathy. Ill' dutie ar* BOt
all pleasant, and 1 sincerely hope
h<- will receive the support and co
operation, which he is entitled to.
Without that co-operation laws can
not be enforced and soon there are
murmuring» of officers neglecting
their duty, when in truth it is the
luck of assistance along the way and
a desire to criticize rather than as-
“We have laws enacted by the
people that the people themselves
give their stump of approval, yet
disapprove of their officers for ob-
'«•rvaiice to their sworn duty in try
ing to enforce tho-«* laws,
quite evident that there is
wrong with the law or
wrong with the people.
“Speed the time when we wake
to the situation und think, talk ami
act th«' way wr vote. Then we will
be too busy backing up our officers
for doing those things they have
sworn to do, to lend much time to
"Gi t behind your officers and give
them th«' assistance they are entitled
to and there will be little occasion
Beaverton, Ore., Jan. 15.—Geni’s
Beauty Belle, a fine purebred Jersey
ve has ha«I a number of cow, owned by J. J. VanKleek Ai
and it is a coincidence Sons, Beaverton, won an Ameri-
iv<» for the most part can Jersey Cattle club gold medal
with her excellent record made in a
recently completed official produc
tion test. Started on tost when she
was 5 years ami 1 month of age,
he yielded 653.55 pounds of butter
fat anil 11.905 p.mnds of milk in
305 days. During the time of this
test she was with calf for 212 days.
In her highe't production month.
Gem's Beauty Belle reached a total
yield of 85.53 Ihs. of butterfat, and
in another month her yield was 80.74
lbs. of butterfat.
For four suc
cessive months her production re-
mainetl above 72 lbs. of butterfat
Mr. Van Kleek has a splendid herd
of purebred Jerseys and has done n
grent ileal of production testing. Re
cently La Creole's Amy, a fine old
cow in his herd became the second
highest butterfat producer in the
Jersey breed making an official pro
duction record after reaching 18
years of age. This cow, now in her
tin ntieth year, yielded a total of
550.90 lbs. of butterfat and 9,513
lbs. of milk in 305 days on two
milkings per dny.
Rotarians Sec, I tear
The Journal Juniors
The Journal Juniors of Portland
entertained members of the Rotary
club together with their families
mid invited guests nt a dinner meet
trig Wednesday evening nt the Vet
The following performers were on
the program: Owen Tregaskis and
Kathryn Zimmerman in a little skit
which they have made popular; Mary
Frances and Gladys Rennick, young
acrobats; Richard Field, boy wonder
on the drums; Jean Godbey, appeal
ing blues singer and Marie Neese,
violinist together with the linker
family. George mid Marion linker
with their mother constitute n trio
which furnished fine entertainment.
Thon there was Johnny See, tho
accordion player who is always tho
recipient of applause.
The Journal Junior program was
delayed some time on account of
one of the curs going into the diteli
on tho way out here.
George I,. Woodworth was in
stalled ns master of Hillsboro grange
nt the meeting hero Saturday. Mrs.
I«la Gustin of Tigard was the install
ing officer and she was assisted by
Mrs. C. F. Tigard, Miss Effie Van
Kleek and Miss Hazel Haise.
Other officers installed were as
C. H. Himes, overseer;
Mrs. Francis Norton, lecturer; H. I.
Patten, steward; R. H. McAninch,
assistant steward; Rev. E. B. Lock
hart, chaplain; G. C. Chase, treas
urer; Mrs. G. C. Chase, secretary;
Otto Wohler, gatekeeper; Mrs. S. D.
Logan, and Mrs. R. H. McAninch,
lady assistant stewards. D. B. Burk
halter, Hugh Farnham and W. M.
Smith were elected on the executive
Pioneer Son Dies
Here Last Friday
Robert M. Walker, 70, pioneer son
of Washington county, died Friday
at the county hospital and funeral
services were held Sunday from the
Donelson & Sewell chapel
. 1 with in
torment in the Banks cemetery.
Ho wiis born Muy 5, 1859, near
Roy. Mrs. Evelenii Warfield of Eu-
gone nnd Mrs. Grncc Warfield of
Alsen are .surviving
n daughter«. Sur-
viving brothers are: Siim Walker,
famous old time fiddler of Forest
Grove; William Walker of Banks and
James Walker of Hood River.
Delegates from the Coffee dub
i,re Mesdames Stanton, It. Walworth,
Lloyd Brown, C. E. Koontz, J. F.
Buckland, A. II. Biassing, C. W.
White ami A. W. Havens.
Mrs. Alice Weister of Portland
was the speaker on the program at
the regular meeting Friday after
noon, her subject being “Literature,
What Lives and Why." Mrs. Weister
is an author and artist, and her lec
ture was very interesting.
F.thna Nash of Forest Grove sang
several of Mrs. Charles Hines’ orig
inal compositions, and was accom-
ponied liy Miss Carmack of Forest
Grove. Mrs. Clmrles Hines anil Mrs.
Blnssing recited original
The duh voted to pay $5.00 to the
scholarship loan fund; $10 to the
Doernbecher hospital, nnd $5.00 to
th«' endowment fund.
Mrs. J. II. Garrett and Mrs.
Walter Frank were the hostesses for
The history and work of the
United States weather bureau were
discussed at the Rotary club lunch
eon Thursday by Edward L. Wells,
head of the bureau in Portland. The
work was first started in Portland
in 1870, he said. There are now
200 stations throughout the United
The annual meeting of the Hills States, besides thousands of volun
boro Cemetery association will be teer stations, according to the wea
held at the chamber of commerce ( ther man. The weather bureau is
rooms at. 8 p. m. Tuesday. Officers an aid to business, it is helpful in
will lie elected for the coming year, relation to crops and is of major
according to President L. E. Wilkes. importance in aviation.
Other officers are: Mrs. E. C. Mc
Oliver B. Gates put on the five-
Kinney, vice president; Cal Jack, minute program and told of a hunt
troasurcr, and Edwin Bowman, sec ing experience years ago.
Stevenson was luncheon chairman.
Weather Bureau Man
Is Luncheon Speaker
Cemetery Group To
Hold Annual Meeting
Th«' Hillsboro Garden club was or-
ganize«i at n meeting at th«* city li
brary Wednesday afternoon with 38
names on the charter roll. The roll
will bi* left open until th«* next meet
ing, which will be in February, The
to beautify the
Mrs. C. E. Wells acted as t<*m-
porary chairman ami Mi>. R. Frank
Peters us secretary.
Mrs. L. J. Merrill was selected
president and other officers named
were as follow*: Mrs.
kin, vice-president: Mrs. Paul Patter
son, secretary, and Mrs. Elmer John-
The chairmen of
the standing committees as named
are: Mrs. A. H. Bbmsing, publicity;
Mr». C. IL Emmolt, civic; Mrs. G.
T. McGrath, exchange; Mrs. O. B.
(■ates, exhibit; Mrs. Golda Rose,
flowers; Mrs. Zula Linklater, mem-
bership, and Mrs. K. It. Easter, pro
The board of managers, which in
cludes the officers and the commit
tee chairmen, will meet at the home
of Mrs. Merrill at 2:30 p. m. Wed-
Potted plants for the first meet
ing were given by the Newsham and
To Be Modern
The Munger Laundry has been
purchased from the Commercial Na
tional bank by R. II. Windishar, who
is operating similar institutions at
McMinnville an«l Salem. Plans call
for new equipment thr«>ughout and
the investment of a large sum of
money to provide a modern laundry
in every respect.
Mr. Windishar will supervise the
plant and Charles Puph and R. J.
Peterson, will be directly in charge
of plant operations and will own
The company will be re
incorporated under present plan- and
it is expected that the plant will be
ready for operation about February
15. In the meantime a truck from
the McMinnville plant of the com
pany is picking up the laundry here.
It is pointed out that the company
has capital and that they are people
who know the business thoroughly,
are going to control the local plant,
and that another payroll will be
established here. This, business men
say. leaves it up to local citizens
to show their good faith.
Washington county's senators anil
representatives in the state legis
lature, which convened Monday at
Salem, have been named on a num
ber of important committees.
Senator Edward Schulmerich was
named chairman of the committees
on counties. Other committees that
Mr. Schulmerich is on include bank
ing. assei nient and taxation, federal
relations, forestry and forest pro
ducts anil public lands.
Earl Fisher, joint senator, was ap
pointed chairman of the committee
on public lands.
His other com
mittee appointments include places
on agriculture, education, election
nnd privileges, fishing industries,
medicine, pharmacy and dentistry,
and roads and highways.
\ ice-chairmanship of the commit
tee on repeal of laws was given
Representative R. Frank Peters as
well as membership on th«* automo
biles and roads, and judiciary com
mittees. Repn mutative L. E. Wilkes
received the chairmanship of public
lands and Mr. Wilkes is on counties
and cities, forestry and livestock.
Chairmanship of the horticulture
committie was given Representative
Charles R. LaFollette. LaFollette's
other committees include adminis
tration nnd reorganization, bills and
mailing and livestock.
Seek Land Leases
For Oil Operations
Baskin Sentenced to Prison
Shortly After Crime
Give Whitcomb Liberty
Four True Bills Are Reported
In By Grand Jury; Not
Guilty Pleas Entered
Twenty-four hours after the crime
had been committed Ralph Baskin
stood in circuit court here and heard
Judge George R. Bagley sentence
him to serve an indeterminate term
not to exceed eight years in the
state penitentiary at Salem on a
charge of rape.
Baskin was arrested Friday eve
ning at Six Corners by Jailer Charles
Koontz. Sheriff J. W. Connell said
the man attacked a 9-year-old girl on
her way home from school Friday
A writ of habeas corpus and free-
dom was granted Henry Whitcomb
comb had made application for a
writ of habeas corpus, following his
arrest on a Multnomah county war
In the application it was
claimed that Multnomah county was
without jurisdiction here, The cir-
cuit and supreme courts have found
for Whitcomb in a suit instituted
by Mrs. Harriette Fagalde regarding
Four true bills were reported in
by the grand jury Friday.
Klink and P. M. Madden were in
dieted on liquor counts and Fred
Lesser on a charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses, Klink
and Madden pleaded not guilty when
The auto confiscation
case of the state against Carl V.
Oppel was continued indefinitely.
Orders were given in the following
Albert Schmidt vs. Lydia
Schmidt; State Industrial Accident
commission vs. Munger's Laundry
Co.: Edward Schulmerich vg. L. C.
Madden and F. Karns.
A divorce was granted Emma
Davis from Lee Davis.
A jurv Tuesday awarded James
D. Cooke et tfk $2,973.75 in the
condemnation proceedings instituted
by the state highway commission.
The defendants had previously been
offered $1300. The jury included
T. H. Pitman, Edgar P. Crawford,
L. S. Hughes. William Busse, Clell
B. Carstens. Frank Scheckla, L. C.
Clapshaw. Fred L. Caldwell, Charles
Florence, J. F. Buckland, Ed Demmin
and John Anderson. J. M. Devers
was attorney fur the commission and
W. G. Hare and J. P. Kavanaugh
represented the defendants.
Fred Lesser pleaded guilty, but
sentence was postponed.
Many Hurt In
Narrowness of the highway, wet
pavement and fog were given as
contributing factors in the automo
bile accident nt Aloha early Sunday
evening in which eight persons were
injured, some seriously.
Mrs. W. H. Cornelius, formerly of
Hillsboro and now of Portland, re
ceived fractures of both collar bones
an«i two ribs and bruises. Mr. Cor
nelius suffered a cut on the right
han«l and scratches about the head
Charles Taylor. Denny
Estep. Miss Marietta Poppin and
Miss Cassie Dowdy, all of Portland
and in the same party, 1 received
slight injuries and bruises.
Barbara Welch suffered rib frac-
tures ami other bruises, Mrs. Frank
Welch, the mother, had her front
teeth knocked out, besides receiving
bruises and cuts about the head.
Frank Welch sustained a shoulder
injury and body bruises.
Denny Estep was the owner of
the cur which was hit by the ma
chine driven by Welch. Cornelius in
reporting the accident said they
pulled almost off the highway to
avoid being hit by the Welch car,
while Welch says he failed to make
the turn in the fog and skidded into
the other car.
Mrs. Marie Fluke of Beaverton
suffered bruises and shock when a
car driven by Clara Elbon of Timber
skidded off the highway near Cor
An effort to sign up from eight
to ten thousand acres north and
northwest of Hillsboro is being made
by J. J. Wismer and Henry Kuratli
for Erich Schleiff, geologist, who
was here several months ago making
investigations. Mr. Wismer said the
geologist declared that indications
for oil were good here.
The leases will be placed in a bank
in escrow, according to Mr. Wismer,
who said that they could not be re
corded until the oil people have
drilled and found oil.
If the re
quired acreage is not signed up or if
Robert Wood, William O'Hara
no oil is found the leases will never
and Harry W. Briggs, county pris
go on record, he said.
oners. escaped while working about
the court, house shortly after 2 p. m.
their dash for liberty when Jailer
Grant Zumawlt stepped into a room
for a few minutes. The three were
in the county jail on booze charges,
Woods is described as being 5
A pruning demonstration dealing
especially with mature prune trees feet 9 inches, medium complexion,
will be held on the John Schmeltzer round face, blue eyes, brown hair,
farm on Chehalem Mountain Tues wore overalls and slate colored hat
day nt 1 :30 p. m. In addition, meth almost new. Seattle is his address.
ods of pruning apples and other Briggs’ description is as follows: 5
feet 6 inches, weight 135, complex
fruits will be demonstrated.
The old method of severe heading ion light, slender face, eyes blue,
or cutting back of apple and pear hair light, light colored pants, no
trees is being discontinued by ninny coat, light hat, ami Portland is his
present-day growers, according to home. William O'Hara is described
O. T. McWhorter, county agent. as follows: 5 feet 10 inches, 160
Methods of pruning to avoid severe pounds, complexion dark, eyes blue,
heading back will be shown on this dark hair, wore khaki pants, no coat,
Three Escape From
Jail On Wednesday
The Farmer«’ Mutual Fire In-
surance a. sociation with headquar
ters in Hill boro had $3,574,529 Good
in-urance in force at the end of the.
For Present Year
year, according to the report of Er
win Ritter, secretary-treasurer, made
at the forty-sixth annual meeting in
the chamber of commerce rooms here
Fire losses paid during the year
were in excess of previous years, the
amount being $7,569. The total cost Pack of Hillsboro and Wood-
for $1,000 being $2.75. The aaso-1
burn Plants Largest In
ciation has 1465 members and the!
total assets are $15,244.
Peter Grossen was re-elected as a
director of the association. Holdover .
B. E. Maling, manager of th«
members of the board are William
F. Haase, Alfred Guerber, Fred Ber-1 Ray-.Maling cannery of Hillsboro and
ger and A. Handler. Fred Langer, the Ray-Brown cannery at Wood
Jr., of Sherwood was named auditor burn, left Tuesday for the eastern
markets on his annual sales trip.
for two years.
The cannery head when asked
concerning prospects for this year
said it was a little early to make
predictions, but that in general
conditions looked good. He said that
the 1928 pack, the largest in history,
was going into consumption in a
very satisfactory manner and that
if conditions remain the same a good
business is anticipated.
Increase Acreage Here
Plan Aid For
To Be Citizen
Hill Land Best
Washington county acreage serv
Americanization ing the cannery has been making a
council with C. H. Nosier as presi steady increase since the local plant
dent and Mrs. Elwood Johnson as started operations in 1920.
secretary was organized at a meet rolling hill lands, according to soil
ing of representatives of organiza experts at the cannery, are better
tions interested at the court house for fruit producing. The soft straw
berry production here is better than
The groups represented at the in any other section of the nation,
meetings were the Ladies’ Auxiliary the writer was informed. More than
of the United Spanish War Veterans, 400 acres of strawberries have been
United Spanish War Veterans, W. C. contracted for the 1929 pack and
T. U. of Forest Grove, Women’s Re 902 tons of strawberries have been
lief Corps, American Legion, Ameri purchased.
can Legion Auxiliary, Needlecraft,
Considerable acreage throughout
chamber of commerce, Rotary club, the county is serving the cannery.
Coffee club, schools and county Oregon strawberry acreage under
school superintendent's office.
contract is 493, and 320 acres are
Meet January 31
floating or not under contract. A
Another meeting to perfect plans strawberry that has proven profit
will be held at the court house able in spite of some doubt at first
January 31 and the secretary was in is the Ettersberg and 128 acres have
structed to send invitations to or- been contracted with ten floating.
ganiations that might be interested. Acres contracted for Cuthbert rasp
Fred W. Park, head of the state berries total 55 with 15 floating and
Americanization department, outlined 10 more anticipated, Fifty-six acres
the history an dobjects of the work, of black raspberries have been con-
He said the aim was to reach all traded, 75 are floating and 60 more
who are not citizens and to aid them are expected.
Acres of cultivated
to secure their citizenship papers, evergreen blackberries total 18 with
ar.d if this is not possible to at least 25 floating. Ten acres of uncul-
help make them better Americans tivated evergreen blackberries are
through classes and other methods, contracted. The loganberry acreage
The plan calls for the organization is large with 223 contracted. 3®
of schools as soon as they can be floating and 40 more will be put in.
financed, according to Mr. Park, J
<Coniinu«d on Page Ten)
who said the big work of the Ameri-;
canization council would be to inter- w-i
est people to attend the schools. He J 'JlfllOllS J l IclV 1 O
said that a little friendly help was
The job belongs to the community.
Mr. Park said. He called attention I
to the fact that the Dallas American I
Legion was carrying on the work in I
a large way and would soon turn it
The widely heralded $2,000,000
over to the various communities. ’ Universal super-production of “Uncle
Nineteen thusand dollars is being Tom's Cabin’’ has at last been
spent every year in Portland to > scheduled to show here and will be
carry on the work, he said.
shown at the Venetiar theater Sun
day, Monday and Tuesday.
The gigantic feature was close to
two years in production and over
5,000 people were used in making it.
Every financial, technical, and physi
cal resource of the tremendous Uni
versal organization was employed in
Th» first night dinner meeting of making this one of the greatest
the chamber of commerce will be photodramas ever brought to the
held at the chamber rooms January screen. Harry Pollard directed tho
28, it was decided at the meeting super-motion picture and an allstar
of the board Monday evening. The cast was selected to play the fea
proposed program for 1929 will tured roles. The cast includes Mar
come up for approval and further garita Fischer, Arthur Edmond Ca
suggestions will be heard from the rew, John Roche, Gertrude Astor,
Lucien Littlefield, George Seigmann,
Director M. P. Cady is investigat Mona Ray, Virginia Grey, Eulalio
ing a plan for the improvement of Jensen, J. Gordon Russell, Aileen
the mail service here and will make Manning, Jack Mower, Vivian Oak
a report at the dinner meeting.
land, and others.
Be Here Sunday
Chamber Will Hold
Night Dinner Meet
Six Comers Man
By Farmers Friday
T. E. Pollard, 62, merchant and
service station operator at Six Cor
Farmers from many sections of
ners near Sherwood, committed sui the county were in attendance at
cide early Monday evening by shoot the power farming
ing himself in the head with a re conducted by the Mays Bros. Mer
volver. Coroner Fred Sewell, who cantile company at North Plains
investigated, said he believed the Friday with the assistance of tho
man was despondent because of a International Harvester Company. A
desire to return to Chicago.
j lunch was served at noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Pollard moved to
The demonstration included th«
this county from Chicago two years showing and explanation of a num
ago. Mr. Pollard is survived by the ber of different machines together
with five reels of motion pictures.
Hillsboro Couple Celebrate Golden
Wedding Anniversary Saturday; Mr.
And Mrs. Tupper Pioneers of County
Mr. and Mrs. William Tupper,! Washington county engineer; L. E.
Washington county pioneers, cele-' Tupper, Hillsboro; Mrs. James Mil-
brated their golden wedding anni tenberger, Ocean Beach, Cal., and
versary at their home here Saturday. ■ Mrs. Guy Edson, Portland. There
An informal reception was held in ' are four grandchildren.
the afternon, and scores of friends]
Mr. Tupper was born January 28,
and relatives called.
1855, on his father’s homestead,
They were married at Goldendale, | which is now the town of Dilley.
Wash., January 12, 1879, and after j When forced to retire from his work
living there about 13 years moved. at the court house on account of ill
to Hillsboro, where they have made ness a few years ago, he had served
their home ever since. Mr. Tupper! the county for 15 years.
crossed the Columbia river on the
His early experiences included
ice at The Dalles to secure the mar stage coach driving and farming. Ho
riage license at Rockland, Wash., was a child of the second couple to
now known as Grand Dalles. Squire receive a marriage license in Hills
W. B. Chatfield, an early day trea boro. Robert S. Tupper, his father,
surer of this county, performed the crossed the plains in 1847 and was
a veteran of the Indian struggles.
Mrs. Emma Endicott, of Stiickton,
Mrs. Tupper, whose maiden namo
Cal., Mr. Tupper’s only sister, was was Martha A. Sigler, was born on
the only one present Saturday that the present Freudenthal place near
attended the wedding 50 years ago.
Hillsboro June 19, 1859.
Eight children were born to the Sigler, her father, crossed the plains
union and four are living. The sur in '47, and her mother in 1852.
viving children are: W. A. Tupper, When she was 13 the family moved
accountant in the office of the to Klickitat county, Wash.