4 EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS D evoted to the Interests o f Eastern V olume 10, N umber 2 E stacada , O regon , Clackamas County T hursday , S eptember 28, 1916 $1. P er Y ear E a s t C l a c k a m a s County Fair October T THIRD ANNUAL FAIR OPENS WEDNESDAY Franklin T. Griffith Speaker Of The Day 9 i ’ ^ * ® % l The third annual East Clacka i mas County Fair will open its gates next Wednesday, for a three day session, including Oct. 4th, 5th and 6th, The fair will be held in the P,ay-Shed of the Estacada schools, with the amusement and sports features taking place on the athletic field adjoining. The fair is divided into three days, namely Community Day on Wednesday; Political Day on Thursday and Juvenile Day on Friday. The directors are fortunate in having obtained Franklin T. Grif fith, President o f the Portland Railway Light& Pow er Company as speaker for the opening day. The fair will be open each day, from 9 A. M. until 5:30. as owing to lack o f lighting facilities, no evening sessions can be held. The official programs of each day will begin p r o m p t ly at 1 :?0 P. M. with a musical program conducted un der the auspices nf the Civic Im- p-ov >me*it Club, followed by the sperial speakers. The special features this year wi'l be the corn exhihjts and the individual farm competition, with libera' cash awards in the gener al a n d juvenild departments. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the prize winning hogs and al so given to the boys or girls under 15 vears, who are the best judges o f hoes. Those intending to ent er in the hog judging contest, must notify the secretary prior to the fair opening. The usual interest will betaken in the dairy cow test, covering 2 '<? da vs. the cow producing the most butter fat to be awarded a ribbon and cash prize. A l l exhibits, excepting live- stock, must be entered with the secretary Walter Givens or his as sistant. Mrs. A. W. Botkin, be I fore 6 P. M. on Tuesday evening. All day Tuesday. October 3rd. the secretary and assistant will be at the exhibit hall, listing and clas sifying all entries. In the case o f livestock, same shall be entered and in place not later than 5 P. M., Oct., 3rd as the State Veterinarian insists that a later entry will be contrary to the state laws, as all animals are giv en free veterinary inspection and test. In the community exhibit, much interest is being manifested, with 4-5-6, COUNTY TO ERECT MERCHANTS OUTFIT OUIDE BOARDS ! FUUTBALL TEAM Schmidt • Genserowski Wedding With Rev. C. F. Aueofficiating last Sunday evening, a quiet home wedding was solemnized at the A. D. Schmidt home in Spring- water. when Miss Lavina Maud Schmidt became the bride o f Er nest Genserowski o f Springwater. About a score o f relatives and friends attended the ceremony and later enjoyed a sumptuous wedding supper, following which the newlyweds left for a wedding trip, expecting to return about October7th, when they will make their home at St. Johns. George Fair Monday The George Community Fair on Monday, October 2nd, promises to be better than ever this year. The exhibits will, as usual, be good and this applies especially to hogs, as there has been a very gratifing improvement along this line in the past year due quite largely to the impetus given the pure bred industry by the dona tion last year o f the prize Poland China boar bv the P. R. L. & P. Co. Good speakers have been se cured for the afternoon, among them members o f the faculty of the Oregon Agricultural College and Judge Dirnick o f Oregon City. The Garfield band is e x pected to be present. Those who do not bring lunch es may secure them at the club refreshment stand. All are in vited to come early and stay to the dance in the evening. Supervisors Asked To Order District Signs Another Argument For Trading At Home For a year or two past, the News has advocated the enforce ment o f the law, regulating the placing o f proper guide boards and road signs at all road inter sections in the county. Whether the News’ advocacy has had anything to do with the present action or not, is of no im portance, suffice to sia'e that the following communication from Judge Anderson was last week mailed to all road supervisors:- The Estacada Schools have this year introduced a course in man ual training, which is a wise move from all standpoints and along accepted educational lines. In order to inaugurate t h i s course,.the school appropriated several hundred dollars, w i t h which to purchase tools, benches and other necessary equipment. Such an expenditure was right and proper. T h e manual training course acts as another drawing card and attraction for boys and girls to continue high school education. But probably the greatest attrac tion for both boys and girls and one which today is directly res ponsible for keeping many boys interested in high schflbl work, is athletics in all forms, from baseball to basketball and foot ball. Of all lines o f athletics, un doubtedly football, while partici pated in by but a limited number o f students, furnishes as much enjoyment and does more tostim- ulate the proper school spirit, than all other lines combined. As a lawyer would say ‘ ‘grant ing the above premises to be cor rect” then why should not the expense o f conducting said ath letics be borne by the school, the same as other departments are handled? The Estacada school district is one o f the wealthiest in the coun ty and ranks well with any in the state. Is necessary, w h y should not an extra school tax o f /i mill be each year voted to de l fray athletic expenses? Last week, a petition was cir culated by members of the high school among the business men o f Estacada, asking each business man to contribute $2.50 towards the purchase price o f 12 foot-ball suits for the high school team. As usual, and by usual, once per week or once per month is meant, the petition received plen ty o f signatures, in fact it was j originally intended that $30. be i raised, but many more business Concluded on page 4 Oregon City, Or., Sept. 22, 1916. Supervisor Road Dist. No......... Dear Sir: It is the purpose o f the county court to put guide boards at points where roads intersect, as a convenience to the traveling public, and in accordance with the state law. These signs should indicate the di rections to be taken to reach towns or cities, and the distance in miles to them. You are asked to indicate on the blank sheet hereby enclosed, the proper name and distance, with the arrow pointing forward or backward as the case may require, thus Oregon City 6 Miles JMP“ J V f Damascus 4 miles ! Wagner-Armstrong Wedding Sunday In the presence o f the immed iate family and at the family home in Estacada. last Sunday morning, Miss Abbey Wagner, daughter o f Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Wagner, became the wife of George Armstrong o f Lower Garfield, the ceremony being performed by Mr. Walter Givens o f Estacada. Following the wedding dinner at noon, Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong left for the home ranch, where they will make their future home. The good wishes of their hosts o f friends are extended to the happy couple. keen competition in sight for the $25. cash prize. Thursday will be Political Day and as an innovation, all county and state candidates have been in vited to be present, each one to be introduced to the public from the platform. The speakers for that Concluded on page 4 19(6 I Select according to your best judge ment whore such si^ns are needed, and use a generate line on the sheet for each one, and the signs will he painted and sent to you for you to put up. Where proper signs are already up, no new ones are necessary. Also, where warn ings are needed on main roads where there is much automobile traffic and sharp curves or narrow roads ahead, in dicate by such warning signs as “ Go slow ” , “ Signal with horn'’ . I f any such warnings are needed, indicate on the sheet the number you need. Accidents on roads are frequent, and the county is threatened with damage suits on account o f them, so that all reasonable precautions should be taken top reven t them. These signs should be placed where they will attract attention. Make out these sheets as soon as you can conveniently, and send them to me. I f it is the intention to vote on the question o f a special road tax this fall, get notices posted in ample time for meetings. Respectfully, H. S. Anderson. It is hoped that every super visor will take advantage of this opportunity to properly equip his district with standard sign boards and as the expense is borne by the county, there should be no reason for overlooking any road intersections. A liberal supply o f road warn ing signs should be ordered also, as many dangerous curves occur in this district and these signs will jpeatly aid in the proper handling of the automobile traffic. Attention is also called to the last paragraph, relative to tne advertising o f special road tax | meetings for this fall, and while it only suggests that notices lie j posted, it might be added that the proper additional publicity for such meetings is to advertise same in your home newspaper.