The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, July 07, 1912, Page 22, Image 22

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Organization of Business Men
Takes Leading Part in All
I Civic Issues Does Much
. for the People.
. By Marshall N. Dana.
t- Born of Portland's good folk have
recently realized that on the east shore
- - "Of the Silvery Willamette andextend
Irif from Its corporation-controlled front-
age over several populous miles, almost
to the swift and silent Columbia, Is a
? ' large and populous area with a voice.
, . Enough may be related of the area
la saying that It is included between
ths two arcs of concentric circles reach
inn from Sellwood to St. Johns, that
'""with Its various divisions and subdivb
slons It makes a sum total known as the
', Est Side, where lives three-fourths of
' ' the population of Portland, but much
morn apace is needed to describe the
voice. ..
-- The-rote-of-th'e-East Bide Is the East
Side Business Men's club. Contrary to
' the habit of most modern voices it has
, a body, and by means of the voice and
the body not only Is noise mad but re
sults ars accomplished.
; And, speaking mildly, results were
and are necessary. The fact that the
common center of the arcs that form
two boundaries of ins Bast Side was
wast of ths west shore of the Wlllam
ette. had made a great many conserva
tive people at least seem to believe that
It wag the center of all things Port-
' land. The high buildings, bis; depart
- mnttorSi central-passenger station,
busy streets, theatres, hotels and public
buildings which were altogether west
shore features heightened this lmpres-
'. slon.
Toioe of Consumer.
' ; Gently; Ilka a ripple on the broad and
placid surface of the dividing line, came
a wnisper of discovery. It wan that the
consumers, the workers, the home own
ers, the voters were largely on the East
Side. From the places of business on
- East Side business streets came the mild
suggestion, "Why don't we get our share
. ' l of'publio improvements?"
. ' . The whisper was the parent of the
voice. Its notes were first the notes
: ' Of criticism and rivalry. A sectionallied
: competition that threatened tha uniform
growth of Portland threatened. But this
was merely a stage of the necessary
volution, which has produced today's
- - friendly and healthful effort to build on
i each side of the river equally repre-
sentatlve sections of the unified Greater
, Portland, ..
With the business men's club as its
, voice and defender the East Side need
foar no further unfair divisions. To
- list the variety and magnitude of the
, unusual activities which this strenuous
. organisation has engaged in during only
" tha last year and a half would be too
- 1 . great a task for the ordinarily spaced
- ; - Wans of HUI Lines.
- Hie plan of the TTill Interests to in-
veBt rrom iz.uuu.uuo to 5,ooo,goo in a
great East Side terminal system is the
most recent triumph of the East Side
? . Business Men's club. But the club is
" not partial. It has Invited the Harrlman
Interests to plan aa generously for ter
minal facilities, including freight and
passenger stations and there is an ap
parent likelihood that the Invitation
will be accepted.
The club fathered an ordinance which
mado It Impossible to vacate any public
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If you desire dental service call and we will arrange the
hours so as not to conflict with your full enjoyment of the
parages andother amusements.
We have made special arrangements which will enable us
to handle all work promptly and satisfactorily.
Our work is so systematized that we are able to give you the
best results in 1 he shortest time without delay or come-backs.
In modern, high class, painless dentistry we can fulfill your
fondest hopes. Extracting teeth painlessly and without dis
agreeable after effects is a feature of our practice. Very rea
sonable prices.
342 Washington Street, Corner Seventh
Phones Main 2119, A-2H9
OFFICE HOURS 8 aT m. to 6 rTm aFl61o" f
Seventeen Year$' Practice m Portland
. Live Members
street within 2000 fe-et of the river.
Then came the plan for the public audi
torium, a building which could not be
placed on one of Portland's small blocks
and on the -West Side was no site for
the big building close enough to the
people. So the business men Jauntily
stepper! forward with, the proffer of an
East Sido site, far enough from the
river to be outside the pan, close
enough - to the people to Insure the
crowds, convenient enough to street cars
fln-1 bridges' to Insure convenience of
transit. And, astonishing as It may
sound, the East Side seems today the
likeliest location for the auditorium and
the market block, even with an addition
to it, is quite generally disapproved.
New Horn for Club.
So successful, Indeed, has the club
been In holding the brief of the East
Side that some enthusiastic gentlemen
who. If they dream, have their eyes
open are picturing the East Side pos
sessed of great competitive terminals,
elevated tracks, high speed transit, pub
lic docks, public auditorium, publicly
owned telephones, great business build
ings, warehouses, manufactories and
financial centers. And not least to be
spoken of is the new home for the club
Theiplan has already been drawn and
approved. The site has been selected
and secured at the southwest corner of
East Sixth and Belmont streets, which
is Just 150 feet from Grand avenue, and
the club members are taking stock in a
holding company which will put up tha
four-story, fireproof, brick and stone
structure measuring 60 by 100 feet. In
this building when completed the club
will have two complete floors, with
club parlors, lounging rooms, dining
room and kitchen, gymnasium, swim
ming pool and baths and general meet
ing hall. All conveniences and comforts
are to be installed, it is announced.
To date the plan for an East Side pas
senger terminal is a great secret.
Whether it will be a union station com
monly used by Hill and Harrlman in
terests, whether it will cost 11.000,000
or $3,000,000, whether it will be built
this year or some other time, are undl
vulged mystery. But that the plan will
develop as definitely and suddenly as
I the Hill terminal plan is assured. This
Hill terminal plan should be disposed
of by a more extended reference.
Salt Side rranohise.
Many years ago the now Harrlman
interests secured East Side franchises
which bound them to the construction
of freight and passenger station facili
ties in return for the use of streets.
The use of the privilege was immediate
but the keeping of the promises was
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ilafr : ill!
of Club Believe in Motto:
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Top, left to right Dan Kellaher, president of club; C. C. Hall, assist
ant secretary; L. L. Lepper, chairman of transportation committee.
Below Front elevation of proposed new club house.
long. The Harrlman interests after 20
odd years asked the vacation of certain
streets on the East Bide so that it could
keep this promise. It was pointed out
that the railroad had already a men
acing water front control and should
not be allowed to tighten its strangle
hold with the coniient of the strangled.
These, of course, were expressions in
tended to describe the popular antagon
ism toward transportation monopoly.
The freight station Is now being built
without the vacation of streets, and
meanwhile the Hill Interests, led by Carl
R. Oray, then president of the HUI lines
In Oregon and now of the Great North
ern, took advantage of the common
user clause in that portion of the city
charter that relates to the granting of
communal privileges and the East Side
sentiment in favor of competition and
came in with the great plan for tracks
and warehouses and ferry boat connec
tion that enthused all of Portland. The
fact that enough real estate for the pur
pose had been bought previous to the an
nouncement and that promises were se
riously made leads to the belief that this
terminal will be a reality.
Xtoeatlon of Docks.
Speaking of railroads brings thought
of public docks. For It was largely the
desire to interfere with railroad control
of frontage that gave Impetus to the
.public dock campaign. Then, with bonds
I voted, came the question, 'Where will
the docks be located?" The suggestion
that closeness to business made West
Bide location desirable brought the East
Side Business Mens club into the field
girded for battle. Its president was
made a number of the dock commission
but before this had happened the con
sulting engineers from New York had
recommended an East Side dock and it
is to be the first among the publicly
owned water terminals in Portland.
It was not noise that brought this re
sult but surprising totals relative to
East Hide freightv It was shown that.
exclusive of gravel, cement and lumber
East Side business Interests in a year
received 1, 235,860 tons, shipped 665,725
tons, giving a total business of 3,000.000
tons if cement and gravel were Included.
It was also shown by L. M. Lepper, 1
enthusiastic leader of the campaign, that
31,500 homes had been erected in ten
years on the East Side, that 47 of the
6R city schools were on the East Side
and these facts hnd Influence. I
In all this work not a trace of selfish
Interest is found. It was the benefit I
of the great East Side community on the
assumption that what built up the East
Bide as truly built up Portland.
Believing that the high cost of living
Is to be principally solved by public
markets and good roads for easy trans
portation of products the club has been
ah ardent champion of both. It led the
fight for the location of the East Side
library and it holds Its meAlngs in the
commodious, attractive building today.
Better Mail Service.
The club's agitation for better Kant
Side mall service Increased the dally
business deliveries from two to four and
spr-iired Immediate delivery of California
In tho struggle for the defining of the
relative rights of river and trannrlver
traffic which centered In the campaign
for closed periods of thf draw bridges
the club did effective work and helped In
the winning. The club indorsed the
plan for municipal collection of garbage
and is complaining because Mayor RtiHh
llght does not sell the $75,000 in bonds
voted by the people.
The "lib seat, no fare," or "no seat, no
ride" orlnance was opposed by the club
and deffl-ated on the ground that It was
too godii for such a measure. The club
has been campaigning for the addition
al bond issue for parks, play parks and
boulevards) and Is keeping careful watch
that the Eaet Stde shall not be neglected
In the apportionment.
If it is ever found possible to secure
the mining of Alaska coal so that cheap
fuel may be furnished the growing
manufacturing area on the pentsula,
much of the credit must be given the
club for its advocacy of Governor West's
The club members Induced the Elks'
parade committee to extend the big pa
rade to the East Side. They fought for
late or "owl" car servlcve and won.
It is easily seen that readiness to de
velop development opportunities has left
the club no idle moments. But only a
portion of the complete list has been
Telephone Tolls.
The club Is advocating the purchase
of the Country club grounds for a park
and amphitheater, and the establishing
of Portland as one of the United States
sub-treasury locations. It has fathered
an act to lessen telegraph and telephone
tolls by putting the service Into public
ownership; it led In the campaign to
have the bridges illuminated so that
they might shine out as great arches of
welcome to the city's visitors. The
club made itself felt in the' effort to
secure the relocation of the new central
library on a site, facing one of the park
blocks in conformity with the Greater
Portland plan. It has been working
with the greater city asportation 1ir the
effort to widen and straighten Burnslde
street. It has been seeking for the es
tablishing of justice courts on the East
Side, including, ultimately, Sellwood,
bents and St Johns. The mayor's pro-
"Do It Now"
posai for a paving repair plant has been
supported by the club; it has been eher
gotlc in every city cleaning crusade and
has gone on record in favor of hinged
smokestacks that may be lowered in
stead of opening the draw bridges for
every little tug that goes by.
The school garden contest which was
recently ended and which won first place
in the nation for number of entries,
quality of gardens nnd size of exhibits
was vigorously supported by the club.
It is impossible to put into words the
energy and optimism and indomitable
enthusiasm that produced this unusual
record of achievement. The same health
ful constructive attitude has been mani
fested by the club toward lower street
f a fa. 1 n (hn flunnl n w it Hrnn
Vl . l '..U. .VI .111. '' LI I I 1, " i Willi!'
venu-now the broadest and slghtllest
street in the city from the Willamette
river tc tha Columbia.
Suburban Xilne.
The East 81de Business Men's club is
now engaged in an effort to secure the
construction of an electric suburban
llr.e which will afford trade communica
tion from the proposed Hill terminal
southeast by Reed Coolege to the valley
of the Clackamas to Harmony, Stone,
Logan, Viola. Sppljigwater, Ellwood, Col
ton. Highland, Union Mills. Mollala? W41
holt, Scotts Mills and a number of other
prosperous-communities that would fig
ure importantly in the development of
East Portland trade.
Today, in the East Side district, the
Peninsula and slough country are get
ting the -manufactories and mills. Bus-
nelss centers about the central East
oiae ana trie wnoiesaje ana jODDing ais
trict is scattered along the railroad right
of way also in the central East Side.
The homes are being built on the higher
ground from Piedmont to Sellwood and
there are many of them.
An organization is composced of very
human men and in the case of the Eati,
Side Business Men's club the most con
spicuous figures are its president, Dan
Kellaher. L. M. Lepper than whom node
other is more energetic, devoted or ef-1
fectlve C. C. Hall, the assistant secre
tary, J. O. Wilson, the secretary, M. B.
McFaul, the vice-president, C. A. Blge
low and a good many others who, by
persistence and organized effort are
helping fn make the East Side a part
of Portland of whlcn the whole city Is
There are many favorite recreation
spots within the city limits. The City
park Is a most delightful natural park. I
Council Crest, e.n eminence 1200 feet in ;
height, Is reached by street cars. From ;
the top of this crest the tourist may '
glimpse a big patch of the pine clad j
mountain studded west; see flvo snow j
capped peaks; watch the "boats on the j
sinuous Willamette, the mighty artery
of trade coursing through the very ren- I
ter of the city; see for miles up and
down the picturesque Columbia, so rich '
In historical romance, and look into 21;
counties, each almost as great in area ,
as some of our eatern states. The
Oaks, Portland's frolic grounds, an oak .
covered island in the Willamette, has 1
all the artificial fun making attractions
of Coney island. '
fountain Climbing Clubs.
Four mountain climbing clubs exist
in the I'nited States. Three of these,'
the Masamas, tha Slerref club of Call- j
fornia, and the Mountaineers of Seattle,1
are on the Pacific coast and within
convenient distance of the mountains to
which they df vote their attention. The :
Appalachian club of Boston Is the east-1
em representative of the organised '
mountain climbers. Recently the Trail i
and Travel club has come into existence
at Honolulu. Last February a conven-1
tlon of mountain climbing clubs was :
held at Honolulu, where plans were
initiated for united work along the
general lines of endeavor common to
the several organizations.
Ideal Outing Weather.
Vhile Oregon's winters are mild and
comparatively warm, the summers are
not oppressively hot. Outdoor life from
May to October can bo enjoyed by per
sons of not more than ordinarily rugged
physique. As soon as the snow leaves
the lower mountains many campers pitch
their tents near some convenient stream,
frequently taking up their summer resi
dences there as early as the middle of
May. Life can bo continued thus until
late In the fall.
The Angler's Instinct.
Trout! It is a name which, immedi
ately brings longing, almost avaricious,
looks Into a real fisherman's eye. The.
thought causes lack of sleep, It mani
fests Itself in nervousness during busi
ness hours; It won't be downed until
Ideal 'Camping Place.
Bonneville Is a park-like pisJnl center
aha a famous camping place. Its name
suggests the dashing Captain Bonneville,
whose adventures among the Indians
alnr.g the Columbia and Snake rivers
are Uid by Washington Irving In "Ad
venturss of Captain Bonneville."
'VjpfcL... X,
Refused to Show Off but Pro-
Uroprforl tn f!hm llrv I ara
uurtains instead; Guests
Escape Up the Stairs.
New York, July 6. A. wedding gift In
the shape of a fox terrier broke -up a
house party . at the home of Harry
O'Mella, 49 Highland avenue, Jersey
City. O'Mella's father was a candidate
for mayor of Jersey City last fall. A
month ago his daughter. Caroline, mar?
rted Joseph Holmes, received many
gifts, including the dog, and went hon
eymooning. They returned home yes
terday and the O'Meilas gave a "wel
come to the newly weds" party!
Mr. and Mrs." Holmes brought the
dos;, and after the many weleomlhgs
and songs and piano recitals, and when
conversation was lagging, attention was
turned to the pet.
"Oh, we have taught him so many
tricks," declared the bride. "Come, Lol
lypop. He down and turn over -There.
Now beg. Isn't" that cute? Sneeze for
the company. Tou dear, sweet thing.
Turn a back flip. Go on. Do it Please.
I don't know what's the matter with
the dear little thing."
Lollypop lay on the floor. Suddenly,
while the party gathered aroMad biro
up jumped Lollypop, snarled, and as
the partj scattered, ran to the window
and began chewing the lace curtain.
Some of the guests were watching
Lollypop trim his lnsides with the lace
curtain. "They were standing on thu
stairs. Lollypop saw moro lace and
made a dive for the stairs. lie fell
down twice trying to get there. The
watchers ran..
Lollypop climbed the stairs and ran
into a bedroom, where he showed his
anger by trying to devour one of the
legs of the bed. after which he gave
his attention to the guests' summer
Holmes and another man climbed to
the window of the bedroom and after
several minutes succeeded In killing the
dog with a curtain pole.
Philadelphia, July 6. Adams Express
company wagon No. 1095 was upset t
Thirteenth and Filbert streets when a
hind wheel collapsed. The contents of
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ln? ,K,on' ''"TL, ' '
spilled into the street.
The wagon was going up Thirteenth
street and had Just turned Into Filbert,
when the wheel gave way. There was a
rusn t0 a68lgt tne driver pick up his
packages, but a rcJerve policeman pre
vented the advances of those who wished
to get rich quick, and there was "noth
ing doing," to use the modern form.
The wagon contained a number of
packages which, to the experienced eye,
indicated that they were money. There
was the heavy inanlla paper, heavily
sealed, which generally means a pack
age of value. In addition, there were
heavy white canvas coin bags and soma
letters. A telephone call for assistance
to the Adams company headquarters
quickly brought a relief wagon and the
contents of the wrecked vehicle wer-
removed without a cent having dlsap-
peared, according to the driver.
Motorcycle as Pleasure Vehicle.
As a pleasure vehicle, the motorcycle
has been somewhat slow to gain favor
in Portland, but within the past few
months It lias been winning converts tn
impressive numbers. The light, swift
speeding, two wheeled automohlle has
not only been making great stride.? in
al kinds of business, but an observer
on the alert on any Sunday or holiday
may note a rapidly increasing number
of these vehicles bound countryward,
bearing fishermen, hunters, plcknickers
or others on pleasure bent.
Deep Sea Fishing at Barriew.
Deep sea fishing Is one of the real
pleasures at Barview. Junt outside the
entrance is one of the greatest un
touched fishing banks on the Pacific
coast. Halibut, rock "cod, lin cod,
gropers and keln abound. The beach -s
a wonder a great, wide expanse . of
hard, white sand, like velvet, under
foot. Hieing here and there are giant
rocks, worn Into picturesque, shapes by
ths tides of countless ages. To the
extreme right one gets a glimpse of the
lake. On the smooth surface ot this
beautiful lake, a mile long and a half
mile wide, women and children may fish
and boat and pursue tholr pleasures
with quiet and safety. Fresh water
bathing; warm In shallow inlets of the
lake, Is Ideally convenient and safe tor
the young folk. '
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' Mocllps Attractive Spot '
Mocllps, about M miles from Aber
deen, la situated on the shores of the
Paclflo ooean. ITo those, who are fond
' ,
tha ocean surge, stretches of sandy
beach, magnificent cliffs, mysterious
caves worn into the rock by. ths waves,
cool woods and trout streams Moollps
is an attractive place.-'- L;v-
1 Promoting ileal Outings.
Probably ' the mosi T anthuslastio . or
This Is a Columbia for
All Outdoors
The Grafbnola Favorite
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The 24 selections include the famous "Rigoletto"
Quartette, and also the splendid
"Lucia" Sextette.
Cash, or $7 Down, $5 Month-
For Sale at Your Nearest Dealer's or
Columbia Phonograph Co.
Special Brew
Now Ready for Delivery
Unexcelled for flavor; rich; creamy foam and
sparkling purity.
Phone Your Order Today.
Henry Weinhard Brewery
Phones Main 72, A4172. Portland, Ore.
ganisation In Portland In promoting
summer outings is the' Young - Men's
Christian Association. The Y. M. C A I
Is pledged to a policy of encouraging
life In the. open, and each summer It
arranges and carries out numerous ex
cursions, some long, some short. - Most
of these, are for boys, but several are
for men. 1 , - ;.
Life Savers at Barview. '
A crew of government life savers are
Stationed at Baryle .constantly watch-.
lnff the coast. In ran af u.i
--' ... - . . w " . Vl.UCIt
while .bathlnar In th mnrt ....
waye on nana io assist. Their thrilling
capsize twice a week furnish free ex
hibitions which attract peon's for miles
around. t ,
Have Us Press Your Clothes
For f 1.50 a month. Wagons call every
where. Unique Tailoring Co., 809 Stark
Main 614; A-4314.
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