Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916, September 09, 1915, Image 1

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Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas
V olume 8,
N umber 51
Eleventh Hour Decision Welcomed
As a last resort and as a sport­
ing chance, Mrs. A. W. Botkin,
the hustling secretary of the
East Clackamas County Fair to­
gether with a sore headed editor,
staked 7yic apiece to pay f or a
long distance phone call to Judge
Anderson of the county court,
Saturday afternoon.
The reason for this last desper­
ate gamble was another an­
nouncement in one of the county
seat papers of the Thursday pro­
ceeding, to the effect that the
East Clackamas Fair was to re­
ceive help from the county.
Similar articles and declara­
tions had been published before,
and as nothing ever came of
them, this was considered as an­
other myth.
“ Is this you. Judge?’ ’ sounded
the wavering voice of Mrs. Bot­
kin. "Judge, is there any truth
in the statement published in the
Enterprise of September 2nd,
about our fair really receiving
financial support f r o m ; our
court? ‘Yes’ - Why that sounds
too good to be true. Now tell
me, Judge, honestly will you
authorize the payment of such
bills as we may incur in the gath­
ering o f exhibits, to be used here
and at the county and state fairs,
in a sum not to exceed $200?”
Oh, thank you ever so much,
Judge Anderson.”
The beautiful, beatific expres­
sion on the face of the famous
Mona Liza painting could not
compare with the expression of
absolute happiness and joy that
glowed on the secretary’s coun­
tenance at the conclusion of the
phone conversation. Amid con­
gratulations, war dance steps
and other signs of jubilation on
the part of the sore headed edi­
tor, the pair made sure that no
mistake had been made by insist­
i n g that Miss Elva Adams, who
was in charge of the phone ser­
vice, verify just what Judge An­
derson had said, as she had been
persuaded to act as a witness to
the conversation and she con­
firmed the good news.
Mrs. Botkin covered the first
300 foot block in 9 and 2-5 sec­
onds, but had to Slacken speed
on the Main street incline in her
dash for the fair grounds, where
she broke the good news to the
balance of the fair committee,
who were engaged in hard work
raising tents and doing other
tiresome jobs.
At first the balance of the com­
mittee refused to touch or draw
upon the money in any way,
E stacada , O regon ,
T hursday ,
Barr-Freeman Wedding
The many friends of Miss Mary
Barr, daughter o f Mr. and Mrs.
J. V. Barr of Estacada, and
James Freeman of Portland, will
be pleased to hear of their mar­
riage Saturday afternoon last.
The young couple were married
at Vancouver, in the presence of
the bride’s father, J. V. Barr,
and the groom’s aunt, Mrs. Wm.
Kuhrasche of Estacada.
After a short wedding trip to
the coast, the young couple will
make their home in Portland,
where the groom is emp’oyed in
one of the railway offices.
Miss Barr, who was one of the
very pretty girls o f the younger
set, would have been a Junior in
the Estacada High School the
coming year and the groom, who
is a grandson of the late Henry
Kolpin of Estacada, is well and
favorably known here.
Their many friends congratu­
late them on their marriage and
wish them success in their future
School Opens Monday
The Estacada Schools will o-
pen for the 1915-1916 season,
next Monday morning, Septem­
ber 13th.
Prin. Guthrie expects that the
enrollment will far exceed any
of previous years, as students
are coming in from all tributary
districts. Several families are
moving from the country into
Estacada now, so as to have
their children get the advantages
offered by the Estacada Schools.
Miss Zena McQuaid o f Portland
has recently been engaged by
the board to teach cooking and
sewing. Miss McQuaid is well
qualified for the work, having
received thorough training at
the 0. A. C.
The new heating system is be­
ing installed in the school and
will consist of a hot air installa­
tion, with fan drive.
without having something in
writing from the Judge, as so
many hitches had occured before
that they didn’t dare run the
risk. They were finally won ov­
er to confidence in Judge Ander­
son’s word and much of the suc­
cess of the present East Clacka­
mas County Fair is due to the
obtaining of this money, even at
this last minute before the cur­
tain raised.
Much credit is due G. T. Hunt
of Garfield, member of the Coun­
ty Fair Board, who was instru­
mental in finally obtaining a di­
vision of the exhibit appropri­
S eptember 9,
Í lo im h r
O reg on R istornarli
Sttonà St.
Road Oil Cost County $346.07
$1. P er Y ear
Good Speeches and Hospitality
There used to be a popular
song entitled “ Somebody Lied to
Me” and it Is being hummed a-
round the Progress office these
The Oregon City Morning En-
terpise in the issue of Sept. 2nd,
reproduce an alleged interview
with County Judge Anderson,
entitled “ Anderson Answers Es­
tacada Progress” and if space
would allow, the Progress would
reprint the article in full.
To sum it up, the court has
come out of their Sphinx attitude
and are casting all kinds of
search-light, X and violet rays
on the subject of the much in­
quired about Road Oiling Fund,
its history, antecedents and final
The Judge calls the Progress
article, about the road oiling
fund having gotten into the
hands of Ed Olds, a fabrication
and the Progress is glad to hear
that Old’s district or any other
one district did not get the entire
sum. The Progress in its inno­
cence and gullibility, had merely
believed the facts related to it,
by one of Oregon City’s leading
citizens, member of the Live
Wires and one of three promot­
ers of the mythical Clackamas
County Automobile Club.
The Judge says that $346.07
was the total sum expended by
the county for road oiling, from
the automobile license fund of
$1647. Ed Olds’ road district in
conjunction with a neighboring
district were given a new grader
and a road oiling machine for the
county was purchased. Although
the amount spent for the latter
two items is not mentioned pos­
sibly some money still remains
in the general fund, and if so, it
would be real courteous to ex­
pend a little of it for some im­
provement up in this part of the
county, such as oiling some of
our good rocked roads.
The Judge further says, (ac­
cording to the Enterprise’s ar­
ticle), that the court never made
any appropriation of $1600. for
road oiling.
This is where we are tempted
to hum the chorus of the afore­
mentioned refrain and beg to
call attention to the articles ap­
pearing in the Oregon City En­
terprise of June 12th and 23rd,
also similar ones in the Courier,
quoting the court as having ap­
propriated the $1600. for a road
oiling fund, at the request of the
Automobile Club.
The second annual George
Community Fair was held at the
club house and in the grove of
the George Commercial & Social
Club, all day Monday, Sept. 6th.
The exhibits, with the excep­
tion of the livestock, were taste­
fully arranged in the halls of the
club house and comprised perfect
specimens of every known veg­
etable product that could he
grown in this territory along
with a tempting display of the
products of the housewives’ skill
from cooking to sewing and art
About two hundred and fifty
people enjoyed the fair, with
delegations from Estacada, Gar­
field, Portland, Eagle ('reek, Bar­
ton, Currinsville and other points.
That hospitality which has al­
ways characterized the George
people was present that day in a
multiplied form. Every visitor
was made to feel welcome and
unlucky was the guest who did
not receive at least four invita­
tions to eat picnic dinners with
the George people. These din­
ners included everything from
tender fried chicken, to blue rib­
bon pies, jellies and home made
Following the dinner hour an
interesting program began, with
Congressman W. C. Hawley as
the leading speaker. Mr. Haw­
ley gave an excellent, perfectly
understandable talk on the sub­
ject of “ Rural Credits” and his
explanation of this contemplated
government aid, makes every
farm owner long for the day
when this much needed reform
will be inaugurated.
C. M. McAlister of the Port­
land Union Stock Yards gave an
instructive talk on “ Hog Rais­
ing” and its future. Prof. E. B.
Fitts of the O. A. C. delivered a
talk on the “ Milk Cow” explain­
ing the points by indicating them
on a fine Jersey cow, which was
brought to the platform.
Other features on the program,
which were in charge of Mr. H.
C. Stephens of the club, were
musical numbers and an exhibi­
tion of back-handed prestidigita­
tion. The Garfield band as usual
greatly added to the enjoyment
by furnishing a liberal supply of
their famous offerings.
The majority of the exhibits at
the George Fair h a v e been
brought to Estacada where they
are putting up a strong fight for
first honors among the commun­
ity exhibits.
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