Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, June 15, 1916, Image 1

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    Latest Extra • Canby cancels Sunday Game.
Estacada to play “ Peninsulas” here Sunday.
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
Formerly Estacada Progress
V olume 9.
N umber 39
E stacada , O regon ,
P. R. L. & P. CO.
C ounty S eaters Lose
Public S ervice Com m issioner
G am e 22 To 7
S tates Facts
The much heralded Oregon City
Contrary to the general suppo­
Red Men. supposedly an aggrega-
sition that all corporations and
tion of baseball players, after
especially railway companies, are
being duly scalped, mutilated,
an independent, money grabbing,
stripped of their glory and ex­
piratical crew, gathering in many
posed, proved to be nothing but
more dollars than their expenses
a good natured bunch of amateur
necessitate, the Portland Railway
ball tossers and pretty low class
Light & Power Company, prob­
amateurs at that, with the Esta­
ably the largest corporation in
cada team winning an easy vic­
the State of Oregon, will soon
tory by the overwhelming score
be forced to go before the Public
of 22 to 7, on the home grounds
Service Commission and ask for
last Sunday.
relief, according t o Thos. K.
If the locals had not let down
Campbell, member of the com­
in the latter innings, the score
mission, unless t h e travelling
might just as well have been 22
public stands by the corporation,
to 0, but the home boys were
which is and has materially built
tempted to try extra batting
up Portland and this part of the
practise, coupled with a few
state and paid its just share of
fancjf diamond stunts, resulting
the taxes, tolls and assessments.
in a few errors.
Mr. Campbell says: “The Port­
With Bronson and Bronson as
land Railway, Light & Power
the local battery, the slaughter
Company, if conditions do not
commenced with the initial inn­
change for the better, will be com­
ing, with nine runs to the local’s
pelled in a short time to come to
credit, when the smoke rolled
the commission for relief.
away and about ’sieen errors
“ lam not speak ing for the com­
checked against the Red Men.
mission,” Mr. Campbell s a id ,
Oregon City used three pitch­
“ but 1 am telling the resu'ts of
ers, all of whom furnished easy
the information I have gained
batting practise for Estacada,
from a three year study of the
although the ragged support giv­
en those twirlers, was enough to
“I am holding no brief for the
disgust any box-artist.
Portland Railway, Light a n d
After the first inning the visi­
Power Company, but I am simply
tors realized that they were com­
stating conditions as they exist.
pletely outclassed, so made the
The company is giving as good,
best, of the situaiion with plenty
or better, service than any simi-
of good natured rooting, hiding
l a r company in t h e United
a sense of shame. If the losers
had any excuses to offer, they
“ You can ride 18 miles for a
were not handed out here, but
nickel and the people of Portland
possibly may appear later in the
have been getting that service
I for the past year or more, fur­
To chronicle the hits made by
nished to them at a loss by the
the locals, would be to name the
company. Jitney competition is
complete line-up, with home runs
costing the company $1500.00 a
gathered by Carl Douglass and
day, taken from the cream of the
Newell, with three baggers by
company’s business. Light and
George Smith and Carl Douglass,
power competition is taking the
followed by a two sacker by Sim­
cream of that classification of the
mons and singles galore by the
company’s service out of the
entire company.
downtown district. Twenty cents
With few exceptions, Estacada
out of every dollar of gross rev­
played tight and fast ball, with
enue earned by the company is
c edit going to every man. Too
paid to the city and county gov­
much credit cannot be given Doc
ernments for bridge tolls, street
Douglass, who plays the game
improvement assessments a n d
from start to finish, not only
similar charges.
covering short-stop and second,
“ The city either cannot or will
but backing up every play with­
not regulate the jitney operation,
in his reach, which Sunday re­
with the result that the cream of
sulted in stopping an overthrow
the close-in traffic is handled by
of third and killing a tally.
the jitney, which pays no toils
Space will not allow of giving i for bridge or street use, or gives
each local player full credit for ■ no revenue to the city.
his performances, for from the
"The result of this is that the
battery to the fielders, the team
company is, and has been, oper­
is finely balanced and strong on
ating at a loss, even figured on
the stick work.
the basis of valuations allowed by
Manager Lovelace, who is
the commission. The outcome
largely responsible for the suc­
will be. in my opinion, that the
cess for this year's fast Estacada
company will be forced to come
team, wore a smile Sunday, that
to the commission for relief.”
threatened to crack his lip and
"Will that mean a readjustment
the gate receipts of over $29 pro­
of transportation charges by the
longed the happy expression.
establishment of zone rates, or
Probably the biggest crowd
some> other plan?” Mr. Camp­
that has attended a regular ball
bell was asked.
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T hursday ,
J une 15,
E xpert To Be H e re
N ext W eek
Prof. J. E. Larson, Field Spec­
ialist in Agronomy, of the O. A.
C. Extention Service, will arrive
I in Estacada, Monday morning,
June 19th and will spend that
day in lower Garfield, where he
will work with the farmers in the
fields, offering such suggestions
as to crop rotation, fertilizing,
offsetting soil acidity, etc, as the
results of his investigation may
Messrs. Dillon and Botkin will
act as official escorts for that day
and all farmers interested are in­
vited to spend the day in the
fields with them.
Prof. Larsen will prosecute
similar investigations in the Up­
per Garfield and George districts
on the following day and on Wed­
nesday afternoon, June 21st at
one o’clock will hold an informal
talk with the farmers at the
Family Theatre.
It is likely that the services of
Prof. Larsen can be obtained for
similar research and help in oth­
er sections of this community.
In as much as soil conditions
are very similar in many parts
of Eastern Clackamas County,
the results and advice given re­
garding the Garfield and George
conditions, should be of direct in­
terest to all farmers, all of whom
are urged to join with Prof. Lar­
sen in the field and in the Wed­
nesday afternoon meeting.
These researches and aid to the
farmers are being handled thru
the agency of Manager Ewing of
tte Agricultural Department of
the P. R. L. and P. Co.
State Commission Sues F. W. Bittner
The state industrial accident
c o m m i s s i o n , by Geo-ge M.
Brown, attorney general, Monday
filed a suit in the Clackamas coun­
ty circuit court against F. W.
Bittner, of the Bittner Plug &
Shingle Co. of Estacada, to col­
lect $27.09, alleged to be due for
industrial accident insurance.
The commission claims that Bitt­
ner declared his intention of tak­
ing insurance under the compen­
sation act, but failed to pay the
required percentage of his pay­
Committee To Submit Plan Soon
The Community Church Com­
mittee, comprising Messrs. Whit­
comb, Holder, Fleming, Dillon,
Guthrie, Ely and Standish met
last Saturday morning in Estaca­
da, where they outlined a plan for
the organizaiion of The Commun­
ity Church.
With a few exceptions and al­
terations, which are being con­
sidered by the members of the
committee now, this plan should
be ready to submit to the people
of this community within a few
weeks, full advance notice of the
general meeting and a reprint of
the report and plan of organiza­
tion will appear in the News in a
later issue.
$1. P er Y ear
E astern C lackam as Fair
O ctober 4-5-6
The official board of the East­
ern Clackamas County Fair met
at the office of E. W. Bartlett in
Estacada, last Thursday and def­
initely decided to hold the 1916
f a i r at the Estacada School
Grounds on Wednesday, Thurs­
day and Friday, October 4th, 5th
and 6th.
The following is a digest of the
coming prtffnium lists, which will
be printed and circulated at a
later date. This list only covers
the cash awards, as first, second
and third prize ribbons will be a-
warded as formerly on other ex­
Community Premium:
1st prize $25.
2nd ’ ’
3rd ”
Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, (13 class­
es) $5. to each class;
1st prize $3.
2nd ”
Best Agricultural Exhibit, in­
cluding vegetables, grasses and
1st prize $ 10 .
2nd ”
(This is to be by points, blue
ribbon 5. red ribbon—-3.)
Fresh Fruits:
1st prize $5.
2nd ”
(On points as previous exhibit.)
Juvenile (6 classes), $2.50 to
each class;
1st prize $1.50
2nd ”
Special Juvenile prizes $20. on
best corn exhibit, prize donated
by Dimick and Givens -divided
$10, $5, $3, $2.
Juvenile S t o c k Judging of
Hogs; Boys and Girls under 15
years, not graduates of agricul­
tural eolleges $5., donated by(’.
N. McAlister.
Women’s Canning Exhibit
best collections of not less than
’ -84 varieties of canned fruits, veg-
etabls, meats and jellies;
1st prize $12.00
2nd ”
3rd ”
Women’s Cooking Exhibit
consisting of one loaf bread, one
pie, one cake, six dough-nuts, six
1st prize $5.
2nd ”
Best Dairy Cow in 2‘A days
milking test $10.
In the corn exhibits among the
special j: venile events, the #20.
donated Ly Messrs. Grant B.
Dimick of Oregon City and W
Givens of Estacada, will be gov­
erned by the rules enumerated in
the News of May 4th regarding
special seed corn, and only those
who secured the 25 packages of
seed corn, are eligible to enter
this contest.
In the hog judging contest, Mr.
McAlister of the Portland Union
Stock Yards advises all entrants
to study up on toe subject, in-
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