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About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 12, 1915)
V olume 8,
N umber 47
LEAVING THE MINISTRY
to Pursue Profes ion
ltev. C. B. Rees o f Estacada,
who for the past two years has
been in charge o f the Estacada
M. E. Church and the branch
churches in Garfield, Currinsville
and Mt Zion, will remain in
charge o f this district until the
completion o f his term, Sept. 19
next, but the latter part o f this
month is moving his family and
household goods to St Johns,
where they will make their future
Only after much deliberation,
consultation and a consideration
o f all phases o f this move, has he
decided upon this action. Mr.
Rees has a large family and the
support and proper education of
his children is o f prime impor
tance. Owing to the present
condition o f religious work in
this field, the financial returns
are not sufficient to answer the
needs o f a growing family and
Mr. Rees’ decision is a wise one,
as a pastor and l'atner.
For many years past, Mr. Rees
has at odd times exercised his
professional hobby o f violin mak
ing and by experts is regarded
as one o f the most skillful work
men on the Pacific Coast, his
instruments always being in de
mand and his repair work being
excellent. His pie ent plans are
to open a shop in connection with
the Packard Piano House, in
Portland, where he will make
During the two years o f Rev.
Rees’ pastorate in this commun
ity, he has accomplished much
good and made many friends.
Many local people, besides his
parishoners will miss the friend
ship and association o f Mr. Rees
and his cheerful wife and family,
and they all join in wishing them
success and happiness in his new
entry into laymen’ s endeavors.
As to the community M. E.
Churches, a successor will be ap
pointed within a short time who
will be welcomed in his efforts
to continue the good work o f his
Do You Need Fish
The Estacada Rod & Gun Club
through its secretary, has writ
ten to the State Fish & Game
Commission, asking for an early
delivery o f at least 400,000 rain
bow and eastern brook trout fry,
for liberation in eastern Clacka
If residents o f this section will
advise the secretary, R. M. Stan-
to the Interests o f Eastern Clackamas County
E stacada , O regon ,
T hursday ,
Counly Court Considers Plan
The county court is displeased
with the supervisor system o f
road construction and may adopt
a plan of dividing the county into
four districts and appointing an
experienced and practical road
man for each, said Commissioner
William Mattoon Wednesday.
He described the supervisor
system as extravagant and waste
ful and said that he was convin
ced that the county was losing
money from the road fund in
large amounts annually.
The county court was serious
ly considering this plan, he said,
and wished to learn the senti
ment o f the taxpayers o f the
county before finally passing on
it. The county would be divided
into four districts and a thor
oughly experienced man put in
charge o f each. Each one of
these district road masters would
have chargs o f road work in his
district and the power to appoint
I his assistants, Mr. Mattoun ad
County Judge Anderson said
Wednesday night that, the plan
had been suggested but that no
step toward adopting it had been
taken. He deedared that while
the scheme was probably an im
provement in some ways, it had
its drawbacks. Judge Anderson
added that the plan would be
taken up at the September term
o f court.
Expert Accountant John Y.
Richardson, who completed a
road expenditure statement for
all the counties in the state while
he was connected with the state
accounting department, calcu
lates that Clackamas county spent
$368,214.85 on roads in 1914, or
$9.99 per capita. The amount
spent is exceeded by only Mult
nomah county and two counties
which have issued bonds.
Oregon City Enterprise.
dish o f their needs for restocking
streams in their vicinity, arrange
ments can be made to handle same.
At least 100,000 fry should be
planted in Delph Creek, common
ly called the South Fork o f Eagle
Creek, this stream is ideal for
rainbow or eastern brook trout,
and the fry can easily be liberat
ed near the Garfield Country
Volunteers are wanted, who
will help liberate the fry in some
o f the small lakes in out o f the
way parts o f the mountains.
A ugust 12, 1915
Important Matters Passed Upon
At the regular council meeting
o f August 12th, various matters
o f special import were brought
up and passed upon. All mem
bers were present except Stan-
dish and Lovelace, who were
both out of the city.
The water committee looked
into the matter o f water mains
in certains portions o f the city,
in view o f replacing the small
pipe with a 3-inch main to be
tapped individually, in place o f
the 1-inch pipe supplying a num
ber o f households and the end
ones doing without water during
the sprinkling hours.
The matter o f road supervisor
was read and passed upon. A.
G. Amea, being present with a
petition o f 120 signatures, was
elected unanimously. Jas. Smith
had a petition with 28 signatures,
which was handed in, but he did
not appear to present his appeal
for the position.
The usual biHs -were allowed
for current expenses.
The regulations on sprinkling
were read and passed and Coun
cilman Jorg was instructed to
have the same printed for distri
bution to the water users. The
regulations are as f o l l o w s :
Sprinkling will be allowed North
o f 4th street on odd days only,
and South o f 4th street on even
days only. Hours o f sprinkling
are from 6 to 8 A. M. and from
5 to 8 P. M. Anyone violating
this ordinance will have their
water shut off and will be sub
ject to a $1 fine to have it turned
An alarm c f 3 Taps o f the Fire
Bell is to be sounded one hour
before the water wiil be turned
off, for the purpose o f cleaning
the reservoir and flushing the
For Better Supplement
C. J. McIntosh, editor o f the
press bulletins isssued by the
Oregon Agricultural College, and
used as a supplement to the Prog
ress, writes that he will visit Es
tacada shortly, to attend the an
nual picnic at the Garfield Coun
He also wishes to confer with
the Progress and such o f its read
ers as are interested, with a view
to getting netv ideas for subjects
to be dealt With irt their weekly
Parties having suggestions as
to articles which wmuld be o f in
terest to them, are requsted to
meet Mr. McIntosh or send their
ideas to the Progress.
$1. P er Y ear
Court Visits Estacada
The members o f the county
i court were Estacada visitors last
Saturday afternoon, having been
on an auto inspection trip thru
Dover and nearby districts.
Owing to a punctured tire, the
court was forced o remain in
Estacada long enough to allow'
the editor to interview them.
This interview was very unsat
isfactory to the interviewer and
probably to the interviewed.
The court were about as com-
mfinicative on the subject o f the
$200 for the East Clackamas
County Fair, as the proverbial
clam, refusing to give a definite
answer one way or the other.
They took refuge behind the
famous “ fair board” , which
with the exception o f Guy T.
Hunt o f Garfield, has already
gone on record as not having
.enough back-bone to apportion
The members o f the honorable
county court were looking well
and apparently were enjoying
their inspection tour.
Garfield Country Club Picnic
The annual picnic o f the Gar
field Country Club to be held next
Saturday, August 14th, on the
home grounds will be pulled off
in full swing, starting with a ball
game at 10 A. M., between the
Married and Single men, which
will be hotly contested.
game is to be ended at 11:30,
followed by lunch from 12 to 1.
Beginning at 1:30 P. M., selec
tions will be rendered by the Gar
field band, interspersed with
speaking by C. J. McIntosh, ed
itor o f the O. A. C. Bulletins, o f
Corvallis, Ore'.; Chris Schuebel o f
Oregon City, and others.
Sports will be indulged in, but
a definite program has not been
arranged, nut will be governed
by existing conditions.
The club dance in the evening
from 8 to 12 P. M. will be a big
Boring Hill Road May Be Graded
The^e is a likelihood o f the fa
mous obstacle called the Boring
Hill road being graded and put
into good condition.
A number o f the good road en
thusiasts and autoists, headed by
Dr. H. V. Adix o f Estacada, Ben.
Holman o f Eagle Creek and Col.
Roots o f Boring, have presented
to the com t, petitions asking for
a $1,000 appropriation for this
woik. They have also called on
the court personally and have re
ceived a promise o f help.