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About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1915)
V olume 8,
N umber 33
Resume of Road Laws
A speed limit not to exceed 25
miles per hour is allowed on high
ways, other than in city or town
Speed shall not exceed 8 miles
per hour, when approaching with-
in 100, yards o f a hoise drawn
Vehicles when traveling in op-
posite directions, shall pass to
Vehicles when traveling in the
same direction, shall pass to the
An automobilist when wishing
to pass a vehicle, shall sound one
blast o f the horn as notice. I f
room fo r passage is not then
granted, three sharp blasts shall
be given, and the automobile
may then pass at the first spot
where the road will allow o f such
Unnecessary smoke from an
automobile is not allowed on the
For further regulations, see
Lord’ s Oregon Laws.
Teacher Will Preach
Rev. Rees o f Estacada leaves
next Friday fo r McMinnville, Or.
to attend the district convention
o f the Epworth League. A s he
will not return until Monday, ar
rangements have been made for
Mr. F. B. Guthrie to conduct the
preaching services at the Esta
cada Methodist church, Sunday
morning, May 9th. There will
be no preaching services at the
Garfield or Currinsville churches
on that date.
Mr. Guthrie will also attend
the McMinnville convention, but
will return on Saturday.
Garfield Tract Sold
Negotiations have just been
consumated, which comprise the
sale o f 100 acres o f the W. R.
Stokes property in Garfield, to a
Mr. Henry W u lf o f Portland.
The Stokes property consists o f
about 140 acres o f the highest
improved land in this section, be
in g largely planted to th rifty
young apple trees. The purchas
er is a capitalist with similar in
terests in Hood R iver and other
points and his investing in this
section, is a good indication o f its
future. For the time being, the
property will be in charge o f Mr.
Laing, its present overseer.
This deal was handled through
the agency o f E. S. Wooster o f
Estacada, who is one o f the best
real estate men in the county
ann one o f Clackamas’ optimistic
E stacada , O regon ,
Pay Last Respects
The funeral services o f Elmer
S. Shankland, who died in Port
land April 23rd, were held at the
Estacada Methodist Church last
Sunday afternoon, at 1:20 o’ clock.
A service had been held in
Portland Sunday morning, under
the auspices o f the Knights &
Ladies o f Security, following
which the remains were brought
j to Estacada.
In the presence o f hundreds o f
friends, relatives and neighbors,
Rev. Rees conducted the funeral
services, and paid a glow ing tri
bute to the deceased. The inter
ment took place in Lone Oak
Elmer S. Shankland was born
near Quincy, 111., Sept. 9, 1863,
and crossed the plains with his
parents in 1865, locating in Cur
rinsville, Clackamas county, Or.
He is survived by His wife, two
sons, Melvin and Albert and a
daughter, Mts. Jennie O ’ Neel o f
Currinsville; his mother, Mrs.
Nancy C. Shankland. and two
brothers, Theodore W. and A n
drew W. o f Portland.
He joined the Methodist Church
in his early boyhood and had been
a member ever since. He also
Knights & Ladies o f Security
about 15 years ago, and was in
strumental in the organization’s
growth, being a past president.
In the deatH o f ElmerS. Shank
land, the community has sus
tained a great loss, and the sym
pathy o f the people is extended
to the fam ily in this bereave
Firemen To Celebrate
A party o f the P. R. L. & P.
C o.’s officials spent last Wednes
day in Estacada, and reported on
a number o f matters o f interest
to Estacada and vicinity. The
party comprised Messrs. Town
send Pumphrey, Reinke, Myers
and K elly and A ttorn ey Clarence
Eaton o f Oregon City.
Mr. Townsend announces that
the company has granted the use
o f the Estacada park, pavilion,
etc., to the Estacada Fire Dept.,
who will be in charge o f this
year’s 4th o f July celebration, to
be held on Saturday, July 3rd.
A more extensive report o f the
celebration will appear later.
The railway company also made
a cash contribution o f $50. to ap
ply on the purchase price o f a lot
fo r the Estacada library.
The company is at present
cleaning up the Estacada Park
grounds, repainting some o f the
buildings and generally putting
the park in shape fo r the summer
crowds. This work is in charge
o f L. H. Myers o f Eagle Creek.
W hile nothing definite has been
decided upon, it is likely that tHe
company will Uuild one or more
good tennis courts across from
Mr. Townsend also agreed to
contribute $10. towards a fund to
install g a r T H IS W A Y TO ES
T A C A D A signs along the roads
between Portland and here.
T hursday ,
$1. P ur Y ear
M ay 6, 1915
| BOATING ACCIDENT»! ESTACADA
Fair Stockholders Plan 1915
Local People Come To
Out o f the 636 shares in the
Clackamas County Fair associ
ation, 351 were represented at
the annual m eeting Saturday a f
ternoon in the county courtroom.
Judge Grant B. Dimick. C. N.
Wait, W. H. Bair, W. W. E ver
hart, George Randall and George
Lazelle were elected directors.
Mr. Lazelle is the only new mem
ber o f the board and he takes the
place o f O. E. Frevtag. who is
now at the Panama Pacific exhi
bition as a special representative
o f Clackamas county.
rectors will meet within a few
days to elect officers. The stock
holders recommended that Ward
B. Lawton be re-elecred secretary
o f the association.
The directors were authorized
to borrow money to pay off the
floating indebtedness o f the as
sociation and to pay one m ortgage
which is overdue. The total in
debtedness o f the association is
about $7800 and the value o f the
fa ir grounds at Canby, excluding
improvements, is conservatively
placed at $10.000,
The dates o f the fa ir have been
set for September 20 to 23 which
will give exhibitors plenty o f time
to enter their displays at the
state fa ir at Salem. The South
ern Pacific trains will stop at
Canby this year so that the walk
from Canby to the grounds will
be saved by visitors who plan to
make the trip by train.
A double drowning was nar
rowly averted last Sunday a fter
noon in Lake Estacada, only by
the the cool headedness and
prompt action o f W. B. Simmons
o f Estacada and Jas. Freeman o f
A man and woman from Ore
gon City, had been gathering
| ferns along the steep rock banks
o f Estacada lake fr m a boat and
in attempting to stand on the
bow and reach a higher plant,
the boat swamped.
About one hundred yards from
the accident, a party comprising
Mr. and Mrst W. B. Simmons,
Jas. Freeman and a friend were
fishing. O wing to the load in
Simmon’s boat it was necessary
fo r him to first unload the ladies
on a nearny log jam before at
tem pting a rescue o f the strug-
| glin g pair.
By the time Simmons and Free
man reached the scene o f the ac
cident, the victims were hanging
onto the edge o f the nearly sub
merged boat. When rescued the
couple were severely chilled and
> the man was too badly cramped
by the cold w ater to help himself.
The scared pair went to the
Estacada hotel, where a fte r be
ing dried out, they were taken
by C. W. Devore in his auto to
During the excitement, Sim
mons lost a valuable rod, reel and
tackle, but the man rescued has
since made good this loss and
with profuse thanks has sworn to
hereafter keep away from water.
Discussed Vital Questions
The Poor County Is Sued
Chas. DeFord o f Barton, who
last January was injured severe
ly while at work in the Barton
gravel pit, has begun suit against
Clackamas county to recover
The plaintiff is 43 years old,
has a w ife and three children,
and alleges that ow in g to the in-
ju ry to his spine, back and
ribs, he is unable to resume his
form er work.
A t a mass m eeting called by
the ladies o f the C. I. C. last
Monday evening, a representa
tiv e ' body o f Estacada men and
wJ!u*n, joined is a general dis
cussion o f municipal matters o f
vital interest to this community.
With Irwin D. W righ t presid
ing, an impromptu talk-fest was
indulged in and everyone freely
their suggestions on such
' 's were connected with
ld Estacada library,
•*? o f water from
Estacada High School Leac
Assistant State Superintendent
o f Education, Frank K. Wells o f
Salem, who last week visited the
county schools, reports that the
Estacada High School comes the
nearest to being standard o f any
high school in the county. A few
books and a few science instru
ments represent the deficiency,
which stands between the pres
ent school and a perfectly stan
was not as
tnosi • .
tive interest in ni
lar meetings, if held .
every three months, a
thing for the city and its