EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County Formerly Estacada Progress V olume 9, N umber 31 LEAGUE ACTS ON ROAD MATTERS T a x p a y e rs F a v o r R e p a ir of B o rin g H ill R o ad Owing to a number of the members of the East Clackamas Taxpayers’ League being in a t tendance at court, not quite as big a crowd was prssent at Mon day’s meeting atth e Barton Hall, as usual, but the twenty-five or thirty taxpayers present held a good meeting. County Engineer Cobb and County Road Boss Roots, who had been advertised to appear on the program, were unable to be present, so the meeting reverted into an informal business discus sion of pertinent matters, espec ially relating to roads. The report of the committee, appointed to consider the advis ability of joining with the people of Boring and the Swede Settle ment in improving the Donahue- Hansen road through Deep Creek canyon, or repairing the present Boring Hill road, favored the latter routing and the league ac cepted their suggestion. A committee consisting o f Messrs. John Ely, Geo. W. Turn er and W. Givens was appointed to act as a standing road com mittee, to consider and investi gate all highways coming to the a.tendon of the league. Another committee comprising E. W. Bartlett, C. it. L,oveil and F. W. Bates was app limed to in vestigate and suggest changes in the present budget law. Among the impromptu speak ers were Hal ami Harvey Gibson, R. H. Currin, J. P. Steinman, W. Givens, John Ely, G. W. Turner, F. W. Bates and others. At the request of Frank Ew ing, the next meeting of the lea gue will occur Monday, May 22nd at Springw'ater, with further de tails announced later. C o m m u n ity C h u rch C o m m ittee M eets Last Sunday afternoon, at the New’s office, the committee ap pointed to investigate and plan a form of organization for a com munity or federated church in Estacada, held a profitable two hour session. They are corresponding with similar organizations elsewhere, arranging with the University of Oregon and the Y. M. C. A. for speakers who have had experi ence in such church formation. They are obtaining Govern ment reports of the Com mission on Church and Country Life and making other investigations. E stacada , O regon , T hursday , PAVING AND CLEAN-OP MEETING Broadway Pavement To Be Started City Recorder C. W. Devore has called a public meeting of the Estacada City Council, at the City Hall, for Friday evening, April 21st, at 7:30 o’clock. At this meeting will not only be present the council, but all owners of property on Broadway, between Second and Third Sts. The first part of the meeting will be for the purpose of arranging the details for the immediate be ginning of the work of concrete paving Broadway. All property owners seem to be in favor of the work going forward at once and probably will avail themselves of the pro visions of the Bancroft Bonding Act, in the financing of same. As a little time must be con sumed in the legal formalities, prior to concurring to the pro visions of the act, the matter must be settled at this meeting, if possible. All residents are invited to at tend. especially as the meeting will later be given over to a dis cussion and formulation of plans for Wednesday’s Clean-Up-Dav. Y once G e ts V e rd ic t In the case of Willis Yonce of Estacada, vs. John W. Ferguson of Portland, which came up be fore Judge Campbell at Oregon City, Monday, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of Yonce for $30. The case was the outcome of damages done to a livery rig, hired by the defendant last July, which suffered as the result of a runaway accident. The plaintiff was represented by attorney E. W. Bartlett of Estacada, with Attorney Gold stein of Portland handling the defense. Among the witnesses on both sides were, Adolph Wiederhold, Fred Lins and Ed Harders of • George; Wm. Perry, Herman Wallace. Ray Wilcox and R. M. Standish of Estacada. L ivestock to b e S h ip p e d 26 th Livestock Buyer, W. Givens of Estacada announces another car load shipment from the Estacada yards on Wednesday morping, April 26th.. Among others, this shipment will contain 32 “top” white hogs, which were purchased from Harry Babler of Logan. Fanci ers of fine, well fattened hogs should examine this bunch of an imals, before they leave the yards. A pril 20, 1916 FANS DISSAPOINTED P la y e rs U ltim a tu m N ot A c c e p ta b le The chances of Estacada hav ing a base-ball team this year are not worth considering, as small interest was shown in the discussion of the organization of a team, at a meeting called for last Sunday morning. The ultimatum of the majority of the players, was too closely based on guaranteed finances, to interest the backers of the pro ject. Apparently the ball players do not care to play for the sport, with a chance of fair remunera tion at the end of the season, but want the local fans to sup port the game, at a cost of not less than $10. per week, allowing the players to keep all gate re ceipts. A few years ago, the local bus iness men and fans might have considered some such onesided proposition, but experience has dampened their ardor, as too many teams have starteu out auspiciously and hung together until about July 4th, then have disbanded, leaving the treasury badly depleted. The majority of the people feel that if the ball players would organize and get base-ball start ed and first demonstate that they mean business, that financial sup port would follow, but apparent ly are not in favor of "digging up cash” in advance and getting no returns from the gate re ceipts. It is too bad that this condition exists, as base-ball should pros per this year, with more money in circulation and with the many autos now owned by people re siding outside of town, the at tendance would greatly increase. Probably a team could yet be organized, financed and all on an equitable basis, if some public spirited citizen or citizens would shoulder the responsibility of do ing the work, which to date has always been a pretty thankless job. H o u se w a rm in g The ladies of the C. I. C. are entertaining their husbands and the members of the City Council and wives, Thursday evening, the 20th, at a housewarming of their new quarters and to talk over plans for Clean-Up-Day. $1. P er Y ear CLEAN-UP-DAY WEDNESDAY S to re s T o C lose C. I. C. T o S e rv e L unch By a proclamation by Mayor Wright, the City of Estacada will observe its annual Clean-Up- Day, on Wednesday, April 26th. On a petition signed by the majority of the business men, the stores will be closed part of the day at least. In keeping with the public spiritedness, which has aiways characterized the ladies of the Civic Improvement Club, they will serve a lunch at noon of that day, for all workers. The campaign of clean-up will be similar to last year’s success ful event, with block captains, crews, wagons, etc. The detaiis of this campaign will be perfec ted at a meeting with the City Council, on Friday evening, April 21st, at the City Hall. The council has agreed to pay the expenses incurred in hiring teams to carry away the refuse, cans and non-burnable rubbish. All property owners are re quested to clean up their home premises prior to Wednesday, so that all residents may join in the general work in the cleaning of alleys, streets, terraces and va cant lots on Clean-Up-Day. Out of town visitors are invit ed to join in the festivities and will be welcomed as workers and entitled to enjoy their share of the lunch. The rule of this year’s celebra tion will be the same as former ly ” He or She Who Works Mav Eat.” D e a th of Mrs. L. S. W ilson Mrs Lily Wilson, wife of L. S. Wilson of Estacada, died Tues day night, April 18th, at their temporary home at Klaetsch’s mill in Springwater, where Mr. Wilson is employed. Mrs. Wilson, who wras in hei 47th year, had been ill for sever al years, but appeared to be im proving in health lately. The deceased is survived by her husband, two boys, Holly and Galen and relatives in Portland and Springfield, S. I). Funeral services were held in the Henthorn chapel in Estacada Thursday morning, with inter ment at Zion Cemetery. The sympathies of the com munity are extended the bereav ed husband and sons in this dis pensation of a Higher Power.