Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, January 02, 1919, Image 1

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Community Cooperation
Devoted to the Interests o f Eastern Clackamas County
V olume 12,
N umber 15
Not the least of the benefits of
teachers’ associations lies in the
meeting face to face and having
personal conversation with others
prominent and otherwise, in the
same line o f work.
While not
over half o f the school men of
the state were able to attend; yet
those who were present, certain­
ly were repaid for the effort and
time spent.
One of the direct benefits to
Estacada, will be evident during
the next few weeks, for the
meeting gave Mr. Signs an op­
portunity to arrange for three
prominent educators to visit our
city within the near future.
Prof. G rigory o f the depart
ment o f Educational Research,
U. o f 0 . will come to the high
school early in the month espec­
ially to discuss with the teachers
the school plans for making the
educational tests mentioned in
the last issue.
Quite likely
Doctor Gregory will not be able
to meet the people o f the com­
munity at this time as he is very
busy organizing the test work
throughout the state.
We will
have, however, Pres. Ackerman,
o f Monmouth normal, for a Fri­
day evening lecture, and also Dr.
-Sheldon of the University o f Ore­
gon for another. Both these
lectures will be given some time
during the next six weeks, dates
to be decided later.
Another phase o f the discuss­
ion taken up by the association
was the financial side o f edu­
cation. It was strongly brought
out in some paper or address at
each session the general, grow ­
ing idea that school is a business
proposition as much as manu­
facturing, or commerce, and to
be successfully carried on, the
school business must be adequate­
ly capitalized just the same as
any other business. This capital­
ization must cover proper hous­
ing, satisfactory equipment of
the best quality^ well trained
efficient teachers paid living wag­
es, who may, by that consider-
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E stacada , O regon
A Christmas Party
at the Estacada
The lobby of the Estacada is a
thing o f beauty. Large bunches
of Christmas greens, .Oregon
grape, arbor vitae, and English
holly are massed around, set off
by red steamers and bells.
very handsomely d e c o r a t e d
Christmas tree stands near the
staircase, which sparkles with its
silver and gold ornaments even
without the aid o f lights.
noticed that Santa Claus had
been most generous in leaving a
number of handsome and useful
gifts. One for Miss Morgan was
enough to arouse envy in the
heart o f any young lady who did
not already possess one.
was a cedar dowry chest.
were favored with a glimpse o f
its contents, among which was a
most beautifully embroidered
table cloth, one o f the hand­
somest we have ever seen.
wondered if coming events were
casting their shadows before.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan enter­
tained a few friends at a dinner
party Christmas night. The din­
ing room was decorated with
greens and red festons.
table was laid for eight covers
with streamers o f red chiffon
suspended from the chandelier
dividing the table into sections.
Both the lobby and dining hall
make ideal rooms for such festal
No Turkey for the Editor
T hursday , J anuary 2, 1919
An auspicious event in the lives
o f two well known and popular
young people, occurred in Seattle
on Christmas eve. This was the
marriage o f Miss Gladys Carpen­
ter to Mr. Guy Graham, which
was solemnized at the home o f
their friends, Mr. and Mrs. K.
Nelson. Only relatives and a few
intimate friends were present.
The service was read by the Rev.
Mary Towers.
This formed the happy conclu­
sion to a romance which began
in high school days here.
bride is the granddaughter o f
Mrs. Margaret Shock o f south
Estacada, with whom she has
made her home for some years.
After graduating from the local
high school, she took a course at
the state Normal school at Los
Angeles, where she graduated
last June. She was elected as
teacher for the second and third
grades in our schools last fall.
The groom is the son o f Mrs.
Maud Graham who is also teach­
ing in the grades.
He has been
for the past few months at Camp
Field, Texas, where he rose to
the rank o f flying sergeant in
the aviation corps. Since being
honorably discharged, he has
been connected with the Seattle
branch o f Libby, McNeill & Lib­
by. As he will go to Alaska in
the spring and Mrs. Graham in­
tends to finish her school year,
they will not make their home in
Seattle until his return in the
fall. In extending heartiest con­
gratulations to the happy pair
the N e w s believes it expresses
the wish o f the whole commuuity.
Alas the editor’s New Year’ s
dinner was like Hamlet with the
principal character left out. He
had engaged a turkey for the oc­
casion and was looking forward
to eating it, like a colored gentle­
man does to eating possum.
Some miscreants a few nights
previously, raided the hen roost
o f Mrs. C. A. Jacques with whom
the turkey had been bargained
for, and ran off with it and an­
other one. However his loss was
not as serious as that of Mrs.
Jacques, which at present prices
for turks represents a good round
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Bliss o f
Portland, the parents o f Mrs. B.
H. Fincn, gave a delightful din­
ner party Christmas to guests
numbering sixteen.
them were their three children
and their families. Mr. and Mrs
C. S. Bliss o f Lodi. Cal., Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Farrell o f Laurelhurst
and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Finch o f
Estacada. A sister o f Mr. Finch
Mrs. Cummings o f Portland was
with her husband among those
As we go to press, we regret
to report that the condition of
station agent Couse is very seri­
ous and small hope is entertained.
No more shows at the Star un­
til the Spanish influenza epidemic
is over.
$1.50 P er Y ear
My Fellow Citizens:
The year 1918 for the city o f
Estacada, as well as for the state
o f Oregon and the Pacific Coast
in general, has been one o f event-
• ful history for all classes o f in­
dustries and for the laborman as
well. As we are on the eve o f a
new year it might be well to re­
view the past, with the idea o f
profiting in the future, both in a
business, social ar.d industrial
We have experienced
times” in the past few years in
our city, but during the past year,
we have seen our resources de­
veloped, our vacant loading docks
rebuilt, and our thoroughfares
teaming with loads o f products
from our rich and fertile acres
o f farming, fruit and timber
The prosperity o f the
surrounding territory, is the
prosperity o f our city, and our
citizens should feel the import­
ance o f preparing to receive our
full share o f the patronage o f in­
creased industrial and farming
activities, which we have reason
to believe will favor us for the
coming year.
Our merchants should culti­
vate the acquaintance and pat­
ronage o f our neighbors, and in
so doing should take part in all
municipal activities, to the end
that the city should be an invit­
ing place for our lumbermen, our
farmers and stock raisers and
fruit growers.
Our facilities
here as a market should be well
looked after, and our highways
built with the view o f giving
easy access to the markets here,
and oyer roads that may be easily
traveled both in the summer and
Our schools already in the first
class o f high schools o f the state,
with beautiful grounds and build­
ings, should be kept well to the
front and the standard main­
tained. Our reputation through­
out the state for being the
strongest, and most
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