EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS D evoted to the Interests o f Eastern V olume 10, N umber 7 E stacada , O regon , T hursday , N ovember 2, FIVE TEXTILE MILLS TO LOCATE HERE FAIR BOARD SELECTS SUCCESSORS If Free Toll# Are Restored Factories Follow Meeting Soon To Elect Officers That opportunity knocks but once may be true, but if the next administration, whichever party it may be, restores free Panama Canal tolls, which were repealed by the Wilson administration, Estacada is promised five mon strous textile mills. According to an article which appeared in the Evening Tele gram o f October 21st, the truth is disclosed regarding rumors which have been afloat for the past year, that an English syndi cate had taken an option on 100 acres o f property on the hilltop between Estacada and Cazadero on the Springwater side o f the river. The article says “ George D. Orput, now a resident o f Port land was sent to Oregon three years ago with instructions to obtain sjtes and contracts for power and he tentatively selected a number o f sites and obtained satisfactory prices for electric power, when President Wilson had the free tolls repealed and the manufacturers, represented by Orput, telegraphed their agent here to close no contracts but to return East. “ The entire enterprise was de pendent on free tolls and when these were knocked out by Presi dent Wilson, the industrial move ment had to be abandoned. If free tolls are res.ored, the manu facturers will carry out their plans for Oregon. ’ ’ Further, Mr. Orput says— “ I was quoted a most reasonable price on power. Near Cazadero there was 100 acres 1 was about to take for five factories and other sites were being negotiated, when the canal free tolls were repealed by Mr. Wilson and the enterprise had to be ac>andoned.” To attempt to depict the marvelous development t h a t would have followed the esta blishment o f such industries in this community is impossible. Such an industrial establishment would have resulted in such a boom and local prosperity, as few small communities dare to hope for. And Mr. Orput says “ If free tolls are restored, the manufacturers will carry out their plans for Oregon” . At a meeting o f the Board o f Directors o f the East Clackamas County Fair held in Estacada on the 17th, the following men were selected to act as members o f the board for the coming year, each district in the territory being represented:- C. R. Lovell, Cur- rinsville; H. C. Stephens. George; A. W. Botkin, Garfield; J. W. Cahill, Eagle Creek; W. Givens, Estacada; W. A. Bard, Spring- water and Frank Ewing, Viola. At a meeting to be held in Es tacada within a few days, these men will elect their permanent officers and appoint a secretary, either from among their midst or outside. W. Givens the past secretary, after giving up much time to the work, refused to accept the $50 salary o f the office, but recom mended that hereafter the per manent secretary be paid a sal ary o f $100 per year and even this amount will represent but a small remuneration for the ser vices demanded o f the office. The retiring board is pleased to report that all bills have been allowed and checks issued in pay ment and the treasurer reports a balance on hand o f about $130. Halloween Pranks Comical ( Revival Meetings Under the direction o f Deacon ess, Florence Twidwell, a series o f revival meetings began at the Estacada M. E. Church last Sun day, which will continue each evening for an indefinite period. The singing o f Miss Twidwell, who is a talented soloist, adds much to the enjoyment o f the meetings, to which everyone is cordially invited. , Clackamas County 1916 Estacada Has Hard 1 ime Defeating Camas While the Estacada High School football team succeeded in de feating the Camas (Wash.) high school team by a score o f 6 to 0, in a hard fought game here last Saturday afternoon, the l o c a l team deserves no especial praise, as the opponents were not a strong aggregation. The teams were about evenly matched in vveight and at the start it looked as though E. H. S. should pile up at least 20 points against the red jerseyed young sters, but as those youngsters had plenty o f pluck and in some departments o f the game were better trained, the score came near being reversed. Estacada put up a game fight twice, when they held Camas on downs, with the ball about a yard from their goal line. Until Wagner, the E. H. S. star, who was supposed to be rel egated to the sidelines owing to injuries received in the Milwau- kie game, took his regular full back place, the score was 0 to 0, but on a second attempt, a finely thrown and finely caught forward pass, by Wagner and Oberstaller netted a touchdown. Estacada showed the need of practise in kicking, with a miser able failure being made in an at tempt to kick goal and one >r two punts covering but short dis tances. Sarver, at half, played a good game, as did ali o f the boys, but unless better football is in evi dence a week from next Satur day, with the local boys showing a better defensive in offsetting forward passes, the county cham pionship will go to Oregon City. As any team usually plays a better game on the home field, especially in the presence o f a crowd o f home rooters, everyone should attend the game a week from next Saturday afternoon against the Oregon City High School eleven. — The children o f Estacada, the majority o f whom must be wear ing long trousers and long skirts, apparently had an enjoyable frol ic last Tuesday evening, under the guise o f Halloween. A sight-seeing trip about town Wednesday morning revealed many sidewalks torn up, a few Plaintiff Wins fences demolished, all loose signs In the case o f H. B. Sarver o f transplanted and a few o f the o f Garfield versus B. O. Sarver smaller outbuildings removed o f Estacada, which occurred last from their original foundations Thursday afternoon in Justice and erected on Broadway. Devore’s court in Estacada, the Each building, which repre jury brought in a verdict in favor sented a iot o f hard work and o f the plaintiff, H. B. Sarver. energy to move, was liberally The plaintiff was defended by covered with signs, reading “ R e st. . attorney Bartlett of Estacada, Room and Library” — “ Currins- with the defendant’s counsel be ville” — “ Information Bureau” — ing George C. Brownell o f Ore “ Vulcanizing” , etc. gon City. If the parents o f the dear little The court room was packed to tots who perpetrated Halloween capacity all afternoon and the night’ s pranks were able to get usual interest was manifested in an equal amount o f hard work the case. The jury comprised ou tof the children, directed along Messrs. L. Hale, Granville Linn more practical lines, all o f the and C. R. Lovell o f Currinsville; season’s wood would be sawed J. A. Reid and John Stormer o f and split and the chores done up Springwater and F. J. Harken- a year in advance but we were rider o f Elstacada. all kids once, so what’ s the harm ? $1. P er Y ear Givens Incorporates Business The necessary legal formalities were this week completed, where by the grocery, flour and feed business conducted by Walter Givens o f Estacada, has been in corporated, with the new firm name being The Walter Givens Company, Inc. In order to accomodate the in creased growth o f the business, in both the buying and selling lines, more capital and a larger working force were necessary. With the business now incor porated, not only more capital, is available but Mr. Givens is for tunate in taking into the com pany, Harry C. Reid o f Garfield, a young man well known and one possessing business experience and executive ability, who will become an active working mem ber o f the firm. This expansion o f a local busi ness is always good news, being but another indication that pros perity is reaching this part o f the country and the News hopes to be able to chronicle other signs of business stimulation and growth from now on. The Week’* Realty Deals A deal involving the exchange o f a twenty acre farm in lower Garfield, for improved Portland property, was last week handled through the office o f Attorney Devore, with Arthur Scott o f Es tacada disposing o f his Portland property and accepting the for mer Wiles’ place, belonging to Mary A. Wiles of Estacada. Another transaction is reported in t h e sale b y Mrs. Istalina Bauernfind of Currinsville o f 9.22 acres o f land nearby to Noel Sar ver o f the same place, Noel also purchasing 20 acres from his father, C. H. Sarver. Also a lot in the First Addition to Estacada was sold by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Somers o f Estacada, the buyer being E. H. Maple of Portland. Teachers’ Local Institure A local Teachers’ Institute will be held at the Estacada School on Saturday the 4th, which all teachers from this part o f the county are expected to attend. The program which begins at 9 o ’clock includes an address by E. F. Carleton, Asst. State Supt. o f Public Instruction and a talk by F. J. Toosze, Supt. o f the Oregon City Schools, with a Miss Ambronzine Murphy also on the program. In the afternoon, an inspection trip to the River Mill Power Plant will be one o f the entertain ment features.