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About The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 10, 1922)
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MANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED
FAVORING ONE WAY TRAFFIC
Dealers and Motorists Ask Relief From Present Congestion
Many Say City Council Should Have Nerve Enough to Stand
by Its DecisionsQuestion Now Being Considered.
; That some of the radical steps are
necessary to relieve the congestion of
motor traffic in the down town section
of jthe city are badly needed is the
(consensus of opinion of both auto
mobile dealers and drivers.
With the narrow streets and the In
creased use of the motor car traffic in
.'the evening from 4:30 to 6 o'clock as
sumes such proportions that delays and
jams are unavoidable. The city council
is now considering adoption of the one
way traffic principle on the roost
heavily traveled streets. This is point
ed out by. many as th only solution
unless some scheme is evolved : that
' will provide for widening the streets.
The chief objectors to the one-way
traffics plan are the merchants perat
i ing shops along the main streets. They
are of the opinion that one-way iraffie
will take business from their door.
"Silly," Is the way one dealer termed
"Moat of these merchants figure that
the number of machines passing their
store is , the criterion of business. It
makes no difference how many cus
tomers come in or how many are
forced to. go somewhere else because
they cant drive to the store of any
particular merchant but it is the num
ber of passing machines that count
"These objectors fail to realise that
by adopting one-way traffic more ma
chines can get to Uteir store directly.
Instead of having to keep right on go
ing wheBN a driver reaches . a point
where he wishes ; to stop he will be
able to, drive up to the entrance of the
store and 'go In. Of course if the mer
chant dont handle a line of goods that
is reliable that is different. , I am as-
(Coaeteded ea Pate Tatea, Cahuaa roar)
Ervin Tells of
Traffic Hawk Has Long Record
Without Any Wrecks or
Seven years of riding after speed
ers without having a wreck is the rec
ord of Lieutenant Prank Krvin, head
of the speed division of the .Portland
Ervin "entered the police ' work in
1915 and followed closely on the heels
of his father. M. J. Ervin. who served
as a bicycle patrolman in the early
days. Shortly after joining the force,
Ervin was placed on special detail in
rounding up speeders.
"They were wild days, too." he said.
"It was the day5 when roadhonses were
open and the- chief sport of drunken
fools was to violate all of the speed
laws is the city. I came on Jthe force
shortly after a series of particularly
gruesome and bloody accidents from
' "It was bo ctoch, for the drivers
would try to get away and made the
motorcycle officer catch them. I have
chased many of them for two hours
but I got every one I started out for."
Many of these "trying; to escape Er-
. (Ceadaded em Paf Two. Cohoaa Toox)
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNPAY
Autumnal Colors Charming
k n m, k s at
Side Roads Source of Fun
By Wallace 8. Whartoa
Despite the rain squalls that have
so recently been in evidence the Ore
gon out-of-doors season Is by no
means over. TVe motorist need not
settle down to the staid routine of
driving from the garage to the office
and then back asain
Picnics and jaunts into the woods are
still in order. The woods havje taken
on the glorious colors of autumn and
are really in their most attractive
season of the year. The roads lined
by the trees and shrubs appear as
did Aladdin's garden, a flood of chro
matic brilliancy that charms jthe eye
and more than repays the motorist
for getting out to see the new har
mony. There are many drives out of the
city that take one into this new
world. Drives that are short and over
good roads but strange to sky they
are roads that are not heavily trav
eled. -It seems to be a fault of the motor
ist to take the beaten road j and be
content with a repetition of scenery
and never start exploring the side
roads. These side roads often hold
more attractions than the main road.
STEW VISTAS AFFORDED j
Winding hither nd thither in the
bills each turn of these side roads
opens up a nsw vista that more than
satisfies the craving for beauty and
something different. Now that the
shrubs and trees are in their autumnal
colors the attractiveness of the roads
are enhanced 'one hundred -foW. I
One of the roadw that leads through
a -country Strang. ta " the .'average
motorist is the Taylor Kerry-. road.
This road branches from the" Capitol
Hill highway elzht-tenths of a mile
south of the railroad crossing' at Mult
nomaJi station. Front there it wind
in a general easterly direction to the
Boone Ferry road. "
At the junctior. of the two roads' the
motorist turns to the right and fol
lows the Boone Ferry - road south.
Three-tenth- or a mile-' south of the
intersection the road branches again
and the motorist has the option of two
routes, one going east on the Palatine
Hill road, the othr continuing oa the
Boone Ferry road to Oswego Lake.
OTEJtt PA L ATI A E ' HILL ' '
By. turning to the left and following
the Palatine HSU . road - the motorist
comes to the west side Pacific high
way just north of Oonthorpe. The
drive south on the -highway to the end
of the pavement, a . mile or so north
of West Linn is very attractive and
easy running. - The road from then on
is very-rough., .:.."
' By following along the Boons -Fer-
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Rail Strike and
Car Shortage Is
Cause of Delays
Automotive Dealers Unable to
Get Cars. From East on
Two factors are responsible for the
delay of shipments of motor cars from
the Eastern - factories, according to
The greatest difficulty is in getting
an adequate supply of ' freight cars.
The output of tbe factories is at such
a load that available cars, that is cars
designed for transportation of motor
vehicles, are' at a premium. At . present
shipments bound for the West are still
made in . the 40-foot 'cars to Eastern
points. 'Ths 36-foot cars are scarce..
"Why they are even using refrigera
tor cars in the East," C. A. Triphagen.
assistant sales manager -for - the " Reo
in Los Angeles and Saa Francisco, said
while visiting In Portland. ; ' "Any old
thing is .used gondolas.' fiats or any
sort of a car that, will roll and hold an
automobile. The. car situation, a far
as automobile manufacturers are con
cerned, is very acute in the East-"
Shipments Into Portland have suf
fered maay:, delays recently.. -This is
dwe. partially to the car shortage and
partially to the rail strike. Dealers are
iCanelmiad.ast Fafe Fear, Call
V E RNONIA H AS f GElEBRATION;
Entrance of Railroad Is Big Event; Development of City ' and
Country of the' Nehalem: Predicted;' Journal Scout Finds
Roads Fair; Loop Trip Excellent for Recreation.
Saturday was a big . day for
Vernonia, '' . . (
Kestiing In the midst of, the . virgin
timber of 1 the Nehalem valley, this
amall but promising town held a. two
fold celebration. First of all the first
train to be officially run by the Port
land, " Astoria A pacific railroad en
fered the city.,. - w , - ; -
This' Itself was a momentous ?yent.
but coupled with -the preparation: for
the construction of a J 1,250,000 -sawmill
- the Importance of- the- day was.
greatly increased. . Vernonia, now ' a.
town- with some 750 people,' is plan
ning to reach, a population- of several
thousand and that in 'no great . length
of time. . The Vemonla, Chamber of
Commerce, which acted as host to the
Portland- Chamber of Commerce . Sat
urday, . has -already , Jaid campaign
plans to Increase , the importance of
the town as a center .of the Peninsula
district. ; . .
Special effort is being mads by that
body of ;men,"to have dairy farms,
fruit orchards, berry yards, truck and
produce farms, lumbering and mining
activities started about the town.
PROGRAM OF . FKOGBESS '
' Propitious Indeed is the program of
the Oregon' American Lumber com
pany," a subsidiary of the Central Coal
&. Coke company of Kansas City.: This .
firm Us wecting the huge -sawmill to .
take care of the timber on the J0.0OO
acres of land -recently purchased. Be
sides .this the Inman-Poulsen company
has holdings consisting - of j 24.000
acres V ' -
To get road data for those : wishing
to make the Journey to Vernonia over
the week end The Journal scout mads
(Coach-deft ca Page Taw. Cisaam Tate,