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Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
F o rm erly E sta c a d a P rogress
V olume 9,
N umber 32
E stacada , O regon ,
T hursday ,
A pril 27, 1916
CODNTY FUR DATES SET
Racing Card Prominent Feature
The tenth annual Clackamas
County Fair will occur at the
Can by grounds, for three days,
September 18th to 21st inclusive.
In making the announcement,
the county seat papers mention
the above in one paragraph, then
give up the remaining half a col
umn to a detailed account of the
“ racing card’’ which will be
staged during those three days.
As usual the racing will be in
charge of the veteran, Ed For
tune of Oregon City, with the
name of our neighbor, Noah
Stingley of Eagle Creek, as one
of the judges.
While possibly later on in the
year, mention may be made of
such “side attractions” as the
agricultural, livestock and other
instructive and primal objects of
a county fair, the present propor
tion of publicity given these lat
ter items, represents about the
proportion of good that will result
from all Clackamas County Fairs,
that are staged primarily as a-
According to the “ racing dope”
$375.00 in prizes will be awarded
for three races on the first day
of the fair. The second days
racing will consist of three races,
with total ea;>h prizes amounting
to $2,300.00 (although the $2,000.
purse for the 2:15 pace as record
ed in the Enterprise, probably
should have read $200.) it is still
a big amount of money.
much as the cash may be low the
last day ot the fair, the total
p uses offered for the three races
only equals $.>00.00.
In all, almost $1000.00 will be
spent on nine horse races, each
race consuming about three min
utes time, with half an hour or
so of preliminary jockeying for
Wouldn’t it be welcome news
to the tarmers of this county, if
announcement was made that
$100.00 in cash would be award
ed the best showing of potatoes,
with similar awards for the best
corn, best poultry, best hog,
etc.? Yet when the premium
lists are finally out, they will
snow the same old one to five
dollar prizes for the best agricul
tural or livestock awards, with
about the same amount hung up
as the consolation for having ex-
hibitited the biggest petunia, the
craziest spotted freak Hamburg
chicken, or the longest haired
And yet they wonder why
more interest is not show n in the
Clackamas County Fairs? If a
farmer acclimates and raises a
prize bushel of corn in this coun
ty, he should receive not less
than $100.00 with proportionate
awards for the next best exhib
its. That corn would mean thous
ands of dollars within a few yeirs
to the people of Clackamas Coun
ty, with other staple crops the
same; yet a horse race, lasting
OVER FORTY CANDIDATES FILE
Good W e a th e r Should R eign
By M ay 5th.
At an informal house-warming
and get-together meeting, held
last Thursday night at the C. I.
C. ’s new quarters, between mem
bers of the club, their husbands
and the members of the city
council, it was decided to post
pone the annual Estacada Clean-
Up-Day, until Friday, May 5th.
Owing to the condition of the
roads and alleys, • the work of
teaming away the rubbish can
better be handled after a few
days of dry w'eather.
The same general arrange
ments which were announced
for the April 26th, Clean-Up will
prevail, with the majority of bus
iness houses closed for part of
the day at least.
Prin. Guthrie of the schools,
promises to have the pupils help
with the work, during a part of
the day at least.
The ladies of the Civic Improve
ment Club have arranged to
serve a fine dinner for all work
ers at 1 o’clock of that day and
are planning to prepare for at
Over 12,000 Voters Register
Judging by the forty or more
candidates that have filed for
nomination at the May 19th pri-
mories, there will be little cause
for the county’s Democrats to
show a preference, as in no in
stance is there competition for
the Democratic nomination, ex
cepting as some voters may write
in the names of their non-filed
Much competition exists in the
Republican ranks, as over 8,000
Republicans have registered, as
against a little less than 2,800
Democrats, with a scattering of
other political faiths. Probably
due to this Republican predom
ination, candidates filing un
der that party’s emblem, look
for a better chance of ultimate
election and consequently are
striving for the nominal ion.
Out of about 14,000 voters in
Clackamas County, about 12,070
have registered, which indicates
much interest manifested in the
local elections at least.
Clackamas County candidates
Circuit judge: J. U. Campbell,
Representative in the legisla
ture: George C. Brownell, E. D.
Olds, H. A. Dedman, H. C. Steph
ens, C. Schuebel, Republicans.
District attorney: O. W. East-
ham, William Stone and E. W.
Bartlett, all Republicans; G. L.
County commissioner: C. W.
Risley, Democrat; and J. W.
Reed, S. L. Mullan, H. W. Bot-
temiller, E. L. Pope, Harvey Gib
son, W. A. Procior, all Republi
County recorder: Pearl H. Sel
by, Clyde Hughes and I). C.
County assessor: Charles F.
Romig, W. W. Everhart and R.
E. Woodward, C. 1. Stafford, Re
publicans, and G. F. Johnson,
Sheriff: William J. Wilson and
John F. Albright, Republicans;
Maxwell Vietor, Democrat.
Treasurer: M. E. Dunn, Re
County surveyor: H. H. John
County clerk: Iva M. Harring
County school superintendent:
J. E. Calavan, Republican.
I. O. O. F. A n niversary
Members of the Gresham, San
dy, Poring and Estacada Lodges,
of the 1. O. O. F. will convene
at Estacada next Saturday even
ing, April 29th, when the 97th
anniversary of the -founding of
the order will be celebrated.
The entertainment and pro
gram committee, consisting of E.
B. Byers of Estacada, chairman;
F. E. Beckwith of Sandy, secre
tary and W. H. Stanley of Gresh
am in charge of transportation,
has arranged an attractive cele
The main program will be held
at the Estacada Pavilion, with
songs, recitations, plays, read
ings, impersonations and degrees
presented by members of the
participating lodges, with the re
ception and banquet following at
the Estacada lodge rooms.
An especially attractive gilded
souvenir program, containing a
view of Estacada and the lodge
hall, will be a feature of the an
All members of the lodges, the
Rebeccas and members of their
families are cordially invited to
three minutes and remembered
possibly three minutes longer,
(providing an accident occured,)
reaps the big reward.
In a few days announcement
' will be made of the dates for the
Eastern Clackamas County Fair
and we are thankful no space,
time or money will be given to
horse racing and amusement fea
tures, until the awards are an
nounced, which will be appor
tioned to stimulate the raising of
better animal a n d vegetable
products in this community.
Estacada Yards Make Shipment
Through Buyer Walter Givens,
the Estacada Stock Yards, Wed
nesday made another big carload
shipment of hogs, including stock
from all sections within a radius
of five miles from town, among
them being 32, 200 lb. O. I. C.
pure white hogs, in fine condition,
purchased from Henry Babler of
$1. P er Y e a r
Merchants Contribute Support
Estacada is to have a baseball
team this year, altuough foi a
while it looked doubltul, but this
week a few enthusiasts got to
gether and obtained the neces
sary financial support to defray
the expenses of the visiting
teams, thereby allowing the gate
receipts to be divided among the
All ball players are requested
to get together next Sunday af
ternoon at not later than 1 o'clock
on the Estacada ball diamond,
where a team will be formed, a
captain elected and other details
consumated. All players a r e
asked to bring their uniforms,
gloves, bats, etc., as a game will
be staged with a scrub team op
posing the regulars.
With the three Douglass and
two Smith boys of Eagle Creek;
Goberg of Barton; Gerber of Lo
gan; coupled with Simmons, Neil
and Lee Bronson, Bob Morton
and others of Estacada, a rat
tling fast aggregation can be
go Lien together.
John Lovelace of Estacada, one
of the leading fans in this part of
the county, has agreed to act as
manager, if the team and public-
The success of this year’s base
ball and its team, will d*'pe«.l on
all players showing up hext Sun
day afternoon, as the grounds
will be in condition, as several
of the local players have w-orked
on leveling the diamond this
The following EstacaJa busi
ness men have contributed to
make baseball possible this year:
Jerry Jones, J. W. Reed, Ed
Boner, Estacada State Bank.
Drs. Wells and Adix, G. H. Lich-
thorn, W. Givens, Bert H. Finch,
Fred Jorg, W. A. Heylman, W.
M. Yonce, East Clackamas Sup
ply Co., Ed Hunt, R. G. March-
bank and R. M. Standish.
Crowds Attend Grange Doings
The Garfield Grange Hall was
the scene Saturday of more than
its usual activities, with all regu
lar members and many visitors
in attendance at the noon hour
dinner and program afterwards.
The evening’s program by the
Garfield Band, filled the hall to
capacity. The selections by the
band, under the leadership of
YVilbur Wade, with the added
help of the former leader, Pete
Davis, greatly (»leased the audi
ence, especially as the organiza
tion has shown great improve
ment, as a result of their steady
The play, “ When Doctors Dis
agree” and the Marshall tw ins’
sketch, were alone worth the
price of admission.
The Garfield Band boys wish
to thank the people of this com
munity for the support and aid
given "their Saturday’s entertain
ment, when they cleared $42.20,
which will be used in defraying
the expenses of the organization.