EASTERN CLACKAMAS Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County Formerly Estacada Progress V olume 9, E stacada , O regon , N umber 26 COONTY NOW OWNS PAIR GROUNDS CARNIVAL CROWD GOOD SPORTS Wrestling Matches Interest Both Sexes V Court Appoints Road Boss and Engineer One of the biggest crowds which has gathered in a long time, last Friday evening filled the Estacada Pavilion to capacity, where they spent the evening and an average of two-bits per head, enjoying the much advertised French Carnival, staged by the Student Body of the Estacada High School. Between two and three hun dred men, women and children from all communities in this section, entered into the spirit of the carnival, not only witnessing the minstrel show, but taking a peep at all of the side-shows, from the “ blind-pig” to “ Ka- zeema” the mysterious. For original stunts, attractive decorations and alluring exhibits, the French Carnival was another tribute to the originality, hustle and “ pep” , which has always characterized t h e Estacada schools. The minstrel show, consisted o f the regular line of black-face jokes and musical numbers, given by sixteen of the high school boys, assisted by Messrs. Hunt, F e a t h e r s and M a r s h a l l . While the chorus singing of the sixteen strapping big fellows, was about as loud as a bashful c h u r c h c h o i r , attempting a strange hymn, and part of the repartee was sotto-voce, it fur nished good amusement for the crowd. The candy booth, with its e- qually inviting confections and pretty girl attendants, was a money getter, with other stunts doing their share towards mak ing up the deficit in the Student Body exchequer. The finale, climax or whatever the main event is called, consist ed of a card of as good wrestle- ing matches as any sport fans would care to witness. The pre liminary bout between Otto Jann- sen and Herman Greenberg of the high school, was short, but snappy, while it lasted, with Jannsen obtaining two straight falls in about as many minutes. The main bout, between Otis Wagner, the champion wrestler o f the local high school and Tony Whitbeck, the Estacada cham pion, brought the fans to their Concluded on page 8 With the return to his official duties, of Judge Anderson, fol lowing a few weeks illness, the county court last week transacted several important matters of bus iness. The purchase of the Canby Fair Grounds by the court was consumated; so any complaint which the taxpayers may have registered against the proposed purchase, may as we'l be forgot ten. as the court abided by the recommendation of the famous December 14th Taxpayers Meet ing, when a few Canby people, together with others more or less financially interested, r e c o m mended that the court buy up the remains of the defunct fair association. The purchase price of $7,950.00 covered the amount of the mort gages against the property and probably the land is worth more than the actual amount paid. The court also entered into an agreement with the Clackamas County Fair Association to let that organization continue to stage the annual fairs, paying to the county G % interest on the purchase price, as long as the grounds are used for fair pur poses. The property can later, if nec essary, be used as a Poor-Farm and judging from the statement of one of the Fair Association stockholders before the Commit tee of Fifteen, the property is admirably adapted with its sand soil to the making of a “ poor farm” . A more important and sensible action taken by the county court Iasi week, was the appointment of a county road boss and a coun ty road engineer. The court had been considering such appoint ments for sometime and after in vestigating the merits o f several applicants, selected T. A. Roots of Clackamas as road boss, with S. A. Cobb, as engineer. Mr. Cobb, who has been work ing for the county for several weeks, will attend to engineering problems in connection with the road work; while Mr. Roots, who has had ten years experience at the Kelly Butte rockpile for Multnomah County and two years i $1. P er Y ear T hursday , M arch 16, 1916 Boring Delegation Arguing New Road A party of Boring men, com prising John Meyer, road super visor of District No. 5; Wm. Morand, postmaster at Boring and W. R. Telford, a Boring merchant, visited Estacada last Monday, in the interests of the new road now being opened up between the “ Swede Settlement” east of Barton and connecting with Boring, crossing the canyon above the famous Boring Hill Road about a mile further up the creek. The visitors called on a num ber of the local business and pro fessional men explaining the main features of this new road, with its proposed connection from Bar ton, making a direct highway from Estacada to Portland. A delegation of Boring men will attend next Monday’s meet- ing of the Taxpayers’ League at Currinsville, when the question of opening up a new highway in place of the Boring Hill road, will be discusbsed, although it is likely some friction will arise, as the Barton residents are propos ing a slightly different route, crossing Deep Creek above the Boring Hill, then joining with the Boring Hill Road at the top of the canyon. It is hoped that a compromise can be affected at this meeting, which will prove agreeable to all. ! TAXPAYERS’ LEAGUE M EEIS MONDAY County Judge, District Attorney And Others Expected The next regular meeting of the Eastern Clackamas Taxpay ers’ League will occur Monday afternoon, March 20th, at Ely’s Hall, in Currinsville, starting promptly at 1 o’clock. Judging from the list of speak ers who will probably be on the program, and as several vital matters will be up for discus sion, this meeting should be a lively and important one. President John C. Miller ad vises, that County District At torney Gilbert L. Hedges will probably be one the speakers and that County Judge H. S. An derson has been invited to give the taxpayers the talk on tax j matters, which he had promised to give at the last meeting, but which owing to illness, he was unable to do. Bob Schuebel of Canby will appear on the program, present ing his reasons for urging the formation o f a county organiza tion of taxpayers, similar to the local league. Inasmuch as a jolt may be handed some of the county news papers at this meeting, it is to be expected that “ ye editors” will answer “ present” at the roll- call, to either talk back in open meeting or wait until they can answer through their news col Pay As You Enter Teas umns. The ladies of the C. I. C. are What may end in either a good about to inaugurate a series of discussion, an arbitration or a “ pay as you enter teas,” the ex fight, will be the question to be act nature of which has not been 1 brought up, relative to the relo decided upon yet, but will be an cation of a road to offset the nounced later. present bad Boring Hill road, up the Deep Creek Canyon. This road is of importance to this en as road supervisor at Clackamas, tire part of the county, as the will confine his efforts largely to stretch of highway mentioned is the problems of grading. part of a main road from Estaca The appointment of these ex da and surrounding country into perts is a step in the right direc Portland. A big delegation from tion and if they are men well Barton will present their plans qualified for the work, the good for this new road and a similar will and cooperation of the road delegation from Boring is expec supervisors should be obtained. ted to submit a slightly different Although it will always be a hard route. matter to obtain good cooperation There is no doubt but this will from the supervisors, with sub be an interesting meeting and bosses over them, until the Coun : all taxpayers are urged to post ty Court itself, is more willing to pone work next Monday after abdicate its stand as the highest noon and become better acquaint authority on road building, and ed with the work that is being willing to vest that highest pow done by this league. er in expert engineers.