Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, October 16, 1919, Image 1

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Community Cooperation
(Bmkmnm N tuih
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
V olume 13,
N umber 4
As will be seen by the adver­
tisement of Reed & Shibley,
they have sold their interests in
the Estacada Garage to Messrs.
Raker & Son of Gresham. . It
will seem strange not to connect
the name of J. W. Reed with
this firm, of which he was
founder. Ten years ago he
started what then seemed a fool­
hardy project, but being a man
of vision he was not daunted,
but went ahead. And his cour­
age and enterprise were both
vindicated and rewarded, for he
built up a business in scope and
patronage which is most exten­
sive. He has had different part­
ners at different times, Mr. Shib- ,
ley only joining him a few
months ago, so he has been all
these years the responsible head.
We do not know what they in­
tend to do, but we hear that
they may inaugurate another
business line here and Reed &
Shibley will thus continue as an
tustacada firm. We hope this
will prove to be the case, The
new owners of the garage are
well known to most of our peo­
ple as the Ford agents in Greah-
am and proprietors of a flourish­
ing garage. There will be no
changes in the mechanical force
and the standard of fine work­
manship will be rigidly main­
tained. The N ews wishes to
thank the retiring firm for their
patronage in its advertising col­
umns and extends a warm wel­
come to the new.
Shooting Mishap
Two young men from Portland
were hunting in this vicinity on
Sunday, when one of them fired
at some birds. Unfortunately
his companion who was hidden
in the brush, was in the line of
fire and received the charge in '
his face, neck and shoulders.
The latter was able to come to
town, where Ur. McCall render­
ed first aid to the injured and ac­
companied him to Portland. He
is reported as doing very well
and will be out in a few days.
E stacada , O regon T hursday O ctorer 16. 1919
Prune Dryer Burns
H. H. Huxley had the misfor­
tune Friday night to lose his
prune dryer, which caught fire
and burned down. The building
was about two-thirds filled with
prunes. It was insured in the
Pacific States Fire Insurance Co.
under the Oregon Fire Under­
w riter’s Agency, of which S. E.
Wooster is the local representa­
tive. Mr. Wooster with the
company’s adjuster, went out
Monday and estimated the loss
at $2,000 for the building which
was insured for $1,000. Mr.
Huxley was not at home at the
time, or he would have received
a check for that amount right
then. This company always set­
tles its losses promptly and with
The school enrollment is still
gaining. Lavara Frazier and
Fred Closner have entered this
A meeting of the school or­
chestra was held Wednesday to
reorganize for the year. A
trombone will be added lo the
instruments represented in last
year’s orchestra.
The Sophomores entertained
the Freshman with a very en­
joyable party at the high school
last week.
On Friday occurred the first
regular student body meeting of
the year, the meeting having
been postponed from the usual
date because of the absence of
the president, Ray Drill. Com­
mittees were appointed and the
usual motions at the expense of
the Freshmen were introduced.
A game is scheduled between
our team and Gresham for Fri­
day. On last Friday a game
was played between the 1st team
and the scrubs, which was rath­
er too one-sided to be interest­
! City is Sued
Mrs. Rosa Perry has filed suit
against the city council for $900
damages for injury resulting
from stepping on a defective
sidewalk. If the suit g o e s
against the city, the council will
be compelled to increase the rate
of taxation at the next election
in order to obtain the money.
It is due to the council to say
that it is h a m p e r e d in its
efforts to make necessary im­
provements by a poor charter.
In order to compel the building
of a sidewalk, the property has
to be condemned and sold, this
course the council naturally
hesitates at adopting. A new
charter is evidently an impera­
tive need and the sooner it is
procured the better,
Editor will Occupy Pulpit
Sunday evening at the 7:30
service, the editor will make an
address in the M. E. Church, on
“ The Voice of God in Reconstruc­
tion.’’ He will touch upon the
league of nations, the race riots
and industrial unrest. A good
attendance will greatly aid an
effective delivery.
New Choir Organized
A choir composed of all young
people has been organized at the
M. E. Church, and will hold
weekly rehearsals on Mondays.
Public Meeting Called
The City Council calls for a
public meeting to be hejd in the
Family Theatre, Monday even­
ing at 8 o’clock, to consider the
application of the Telephone Co,
for authority to increase its
rates. The Council wishes to
ascertain the opinion of the us­
ers of telephones on the matter,
before taking further action.
Everyone interested should be
present, so the question can be
threshed out and the Public Ser­
vice Commission notified that
the council wishes to meet with
them to enter protest.
Special Club Offer
Our special club offer of the
Evening Telegram and N ews
for$l. 75 expired last month, but
we are able to combine the two
during this month for $5.00.
This effects a saving of $1.50 on
both papers, and applies to old
as well as well as new sub­
scribers. Better take the offer
up while it is good.
$1.50 P er Y ear
The Community Club held a
most successful meeting last Fri­
day evening at the Hotel Estaca­
da. There was a large atten­
dance of business men of the city
and representative farmers and
fruit growers from the surround­
ing country.
President H. C. Stephens and
«I. W. Reed gave an account of
the road situation, particularly
as regards the bonding proposi­
tion, and the market road thru
the Garfield and George districts
to Dover. The Club by a unani­
mous vote went on record as en­
dorsing ihe proposed bond issue.
A very interesting part of the
evening was the address of Prof.
C. I. Lewis, formerly of the 0.
A. C., but now manager of the
organization and publicity work
of the Oregon Growers Coopera­
tive Association. This organiza­
tion has had a remarkable growt h
since its formation a few months
ago, and expects to handle prac­
tically all of the 1920 fruit crop
of the state, along the lines of
like associations in California.
If they are able to secure the
proper support, a packing house
will be put in here. There is no
question about the desirability of
such a state wide organization
for stabilizing prices, the crea­
tion of new markets by well di­
rected advertising, and the hand­
ling of the crop at a minimum of
expense, and most important of
all, the elimination of tin* fruit
speculator. Mr, Pearcy, the as­
sistant secretary of the organiza­
tion and a Mr. Hall of Marion
County also spoke.
The Chib is already demons­
trating the fact that it i« filling a
real need in the community and
it is pleasing to see that the peo­
ple are getting back of it with
loyal support. No one in this vi­
cinity can afford not to become a
The next meeting, Friday Oct­
ober 31st, will be held at Geor