EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County V olume 10, N umber 19 56 ROAD SUPERVISORS APPOINTED Roadmaster Roots Reappointed > Ten new road supervisors and forty-six old supervisors were ap pointed for the year 1917 by the County Court on Thursday last. These appointments wei e large ly in keeping with the wishes of the taxpayers of the various dis tricts and were made with few exceptions on petitions from the taxpayers. County Roadmaster, Thos. A. Roots was reappointed to serve for the ensuing year, although no announcement has been made of the reappointment of Road Engineer Cobb and it is possible that office will be done away with. Of the road districts in this part of the county, the following supervisors were reappointed, with a few new appointees: - Districts 4, Albert Kitching, Cur- rinsville; 5, John Meyer, Boring; 9, Fred Lins, George; 10, Chas. Duncan, Garfield; 3d, Frank Mil lard, Springwater; 40, Dan Erd- man. Boring; 41, H. H. Udell, Do ver; 43, W. H. Douglass, Eagle Creek; 45, L. P. Elliott, Colton; 49, Elmer T. Davis, Garfield; 55, G. Hively, Viola;58| John C. Mil ler, Barton. Estacada Randier Lues Suddenly The sad news reached tne News Office yesterday of the death of John A. Reid, one of Estacada's well known ranchers, which oc- cured at 3 A. M. in the presence of his family at their home in South Estacada, Jan. 24. 1917, at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 8 days, of uramia. Mr. Reid was born in Canada, December 16, 1856. and has resid ed on his homestead for the past thirty-six years and had just re cently finished his new home a little closer in to lown and was preparing to take the rest that is due one who has spent as many years on the farm as he had. in November 1891, he was married to Nora I. Gibson of Eag le Creek to whom three children were born, Mrs. Susie Wilcox, Theodore and Chester Reid, all of whom were present at his bedside. The funeral arrangements are in charge of undertaker Chap man, and the services will be held in the Christian Church, Friday at 1 o'clock, January 26th, in charge of Rev. Aue of the Spring- water Presbyterian Church, with interment in Lone Oak Cemetary at Estacada. It is with sadness that the peo ple of this community have to give up the friendship of such a good friend and neighbor, and extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved. E stacada , O regon , I T hursday , J anuary 25. 1917 BILL TO CREATE CASCADE COUNTY ENTEREO FRIDAY O ver H undred B oosters To A ppear B efore L egislative C om m ittee T onight Messrs. Reed, Givens, Bartlett and Standish of the Cascade County Committee returned to Estacada Friday night from Sa lem, in time to announce at the big Farmers’ and Merchants’ din ner-meeting, that House Bill No. 165, for the Creation of Cas cade County, had been entered by Representative H. C. Steph ens of George, that morning in the legislature. This bill, which received its first reading Friday, was read for the second time on Monday morn ing and referred to the Commit tee on Counties, of which Repre sentative Stephens is chairman. The open discussion of the bill before the County Committee will take place tonight (Thurs day), in Salem, and over one hundred representative farmers, business men and their wives from this part of the county, will appear, to show why Cascade C o u n t y should be formed. Among the speakers will be a few business men, and the lead ing representatives from every rural district within the propos ed new county boundaries. The mass of evidence which will be presented tonight before this committee, should prove con clusively to not only the commit tee but to the representatives and senators, who have been in vited to be present, that Cascade County should be formed, for not only the good of this Eastern part of Clackamas County, but for the remaining part of the county as well. Messrs. Reed, Givens and Stan dish are now in Salem, having left Monday, where they are giv ing their entire attention to the thousand and one preliminaries to the big meeting before the committee tonight. Messrs. Wells, Jorg, Adix and Reid were appointed a committee to arrange for the transportation of the hundred or more in the local delegation who went to Sa lem and this committee has work ed steadily all week, arranging automobiles and accomodations for the men and women who will plead for the Cascade Coun- I ty cause. The strongest argument which will be advanced tonight before the County Committee, will be the presentation of the Cascade County petitions, containing the signatures of over 1.000 voters and taxpayers, out of the total number of 1171 within the pro posed new county. Such opposition as Oregon City will put up against this monster petition will be small, as few names are on remonstrance peti tions from within the boundaries of the new county and many of these have since signed an anti remonstrance petition. Oregon City is attempting to present a petition of a few hundred names, representing largely people resid ing on the outside of the bound ary lines, which petition should carry little weight with the com mittee. Today, the cause of Cascade County is well known throughout the state, with especial interest having developed in Salem j ’H among the legislators, and as the people of this community are opposed by Oregon City and its commercial organization, the sympathies are most generally with the Cascade County cause. On Thursday evening of last week in Salem, Cascade County scored a big winning, by allow ing Oregon City the privilege of presenting their arguments against Cascade County, before the bill was entered, as Oregon City and its delegation had come to Salem in special cars to argue against the Oswego Annexation •Hill and supposedly against the Cascade County Bill, but learned after arrival that the Cascade County bill had not been entered on Tuesday as they supposed. By waving the right to appear before the Senate Committee on Counties later, they were allow ed to present their arguments that night, but owing to the Os wego discussion occupying most of the evening, Cascade County received but little comment and cannot be argued again before this Senate Committee later, although the opposition is appearing be fore the House Committee to night. The only sane argument ad vanced by Oregon City, and Ore gon City represents the opposi- Concluded on last page $1. P er Y ear SUITE AND FEDERAL AID ASSDRED $16,000.00 Clackamas Taxpayers Share on New Era Road The following report from Sal em. under date of January 15th, assures Clackamas County of its ( share of state aid in the building of the Canemah-New Era road and apparently insures govern ment aid also. The S ta te Highway commission today definitely provided for $15,000 as the s t a te ’s share for the New E ra road. Clackam as county is to put up approx im ately $16,000 and the federal gov ernm ent $30,000. The money was alloted last year, but pending agreem ent as to rig h ts of way, m aintenance and o ther conditions was withheld by commission and loaned on other projects The com m ission’s action today m eans the final approval of pro ject and assurance th a t the road work will go ahead. While many taxpayers of the eastern part of the county are not in favor of seeing a share of their taxes expended in the improvement of a highway, which few of them will ever travel, many are pleased to learn that state and federal aid has been ob tained. House Bums But Owner Works For Cascade County As a further example of the way the Cascade County move ment is receiving almost unani mous support and to the exclu sion of other important matters, the case of Matt Park of Elwood is the best example. On Tuesday, the 9th, while the Park family were attending the funeral of the late Jesse Cox, the family home was completely destroyed by fire. Notwithstanding this severe loss, Mr. Park was in Estacada a day or two later, not mentioning the fact that his home was gone, but asking for a Cascade County petition, on which he wished to obtain the signatures of a few of his neighbors, who had been over looked by other petition solicitors. This is merely one of a number of similar sacrifices that have been made by the hundreds of Cascade County boosters, with many of the farmers neglecting their farm work to make horse back trips into out-of-the-way corners of the proposed county for more petition signers.