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Devoted to the Interests ot Eastern Clackamas County
ESTACADA, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1927
STRAWBERRIES HELD IN COLD
STORAGE SAYS INSKEEP
Considering the large acreage and
MINSTREL SHOW TO BE
cold storage holdings of bar
reled varieties of strawberries, auth
Men Who Have Had Large Expori-
ence In Handling Merchandise
orities agree that future price pros
pects for soft berries are somewhat
dark, states John J. Inskeep, county
At the same time there is an in
creased demand for good canning
varieties such as the Ettersburg 121.
Many Clackamas county growers
have tried this variety without suc
Recent investigations conducted by
the Oregon Agricultural experiment
station show that the Ettersburg 121
grows only on a limited number of
In Clackamas county these types
include the Wil'amette loams. To try
to grow this variety on other soil
types in Clackamas county means al
most certain failure, according to C.
L. Long, extension horticulturist Of
the Oregon state college.
A study of the Clackamas county
soil map shows areas of Willamette
loam ih the following places: A strip
extends from New Era to Canby,
another extends from Canby south
and along Rock Creek. The Tualatin
river valley has much Willamette
loam. An area surrounds Wilsrr
ville, Bull Run reservoir, Clackamas
Viola and along Holcomb creek.
Growers interested can look at the
soil map in the county agent’s office*
and see whether or not they have
this soil on their places.
A. E; Sparks and C. M. Sparks
completed a deal last Friday with
Harry Smith in wfiich they purchas
ed the firm known as the Smith
Hardware of Estacada. Both of tht
members of the firm are well known
here. A. E. Sparks has resided here
for the past 21 years and was in the
general merchandise business until
a few years ago. C. M. Sparks work
ed in the Estacada Mercantile com
pany and the Eastern Clackamas sup
ply company for about six years
eo he is well acquainted with this
locality and the people here. Dur
ing the past few years he has been
engaged in the grocery line at other
places and with the Holsum Bread
company of Portland.
The store is being rearranged this
week and the goods repriced where
changes need to be made. It is the
policy of the new firm to get all the
business of this territory. This they
expect to accomplish by handling the
goods needed here and giving right
prices and as good service as they
can. They expect to pay cash for all
they buy so that they can take ad
vantage of every saving in cost.
A. E. Sparks is the owner of sev
TIME TO POISON SQUIRRELS
eral building sites in Estacada and
expects to build a new home fro the
The Douglas ground squirrel o’
hardware store within the next six common grey digger has become ac-
ti e with the advent of warm weath
er, and many calls have come to the
county agent’s office for squirre'
The oid-fashioned Strawride may
Fred Wiedemann, Wilsonville, M
be out of date but there is a modern S. Shrock, Milwaukee and W. Daniel
substitue which has some advantages. son, Colton now have a supply of
When it was proposed that a del poison on hand. The county agent’;
egation of folks from Estacada at office keeps a liberal supply of po'.
tend the meeting Tuesday night at on barley on hand for this purpose.
Carver, Eddie Linn who pilots the
Portland-Estacada stage offered h's
big new super-bus for the trip. The AUTO
offer was accepted with pleasure and
a most enjoyable trip was made. The
only difference between that trip and
Henry Mehl, an employee of the
a strawride was that the ride was Estacada Lumber company, had r
smooth, the seats were soft, the cab narrow escape Monday evening wehr
was warm and well-lighted. Young his car was hit by the Estacada Ex
sters might find some of these feat press at Faraday. Two men were in
ures objectionable but when there the car with him. The car was wreck
is no snow, no bob-sleds and m ed but fortunately no one was hurt.
horses, the bus does very well.
Those who took the ride with Ed -1 PARKER AND THORNTON
die Linn were; A. G, Ames, Mrs.
MEET AGAIN TUESDAY
Ames, Wilbur Wade, Mrs. Wade and
son, R. E .. Beck, Mrs. Beck, S. E.
Out of condition the first time
Wooster, Mrs. Wooster, Harry La- they met, W. E. Parker will try
Barre, Carl Jossy, Mrs. Jossy and1 again to displace Bill Thornton’s cen
daughter, A. N. Johnson, Douglas ter of gravity next Tuesday eveninf
Johnson, Walter Lemon, Dinty at the Liberty theatre. Continued
Moore, W. E. Linn, Henry Bohn, training since that bout over a montl
Mrs. Lena Underwood, Mrs. W. K. ago has put him in good shape, says
Kellendonk and Mrs. Otto Riggins.
Parker, and the result should be with
him instead of the Portland man
The LaDee logger realizes that hi
MOMENTUM must take the lead away from Thorn
ton to be able to master his cleve
Because of an unprecedented de grappling and while lje makes n
mand for the new models announced | rr.sh promises, he is ready to mix it
at the beginning of the year the freely. He is sure of the support o'
Chevrolet Motor company during the fans here which gives him a little
February again toppled all previous advantage although Thornton is r
monthly production recants for aut tough hombre and doesn’t care mucl
omobiles with an output of 85,821 about what the crowd thinks. It
cars Word to this effect has just should be a good bout.
reached J. M. Closner, the local deal
er, from the factory, which is now
“ 500” PARTY
at the peak of production.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beers enter
“February production this year
showed an increase of 34,518 cars, tained with an evening of cards
or more than 67 per cent over the Thursday. High score was won by
total of 51.303 Chevrolets built in Mrs. Fred Leihammer and Mr. Wal
the same month last year," said Mr. lace Smith. The guests enjoying this
Closner. “Despite the greatly en delightful affair were Messers and
larged facilities provided under the Mesdames Fred Leihammer, Ed.
$10,000.000 expansion program com Steinman, Wa!lace Smith, Jake Pen
pleted February I, 1926, the factory ner, John Richards and the host and
has been forced to expand its opera hostess.
tions by working over-time, day and
night to meet the nation-widc de
mand, which marks the rise of the
company to it# position as the largest
manufacturer of gear shift cars in
April 1—M. E. Ladies’ Aide Eas
te r Bazaar at the I. 0. 0. F. hall
“Factory executives ascribe only afternoon and evening.
one reason for the phenominal
growth in popularity of the Chevro
April 8-Minstrel show, high school
let— it has met the public desire for auditorium.
an automobile of exceptional qual
ity and performance, at a reasonable
April 8— (Evening) and April 9
price. This is what ig causing the (2:30 p,m.)— Red Grange in “One
company continually to extend its Minute to Play,” at the Liberty
production, a record seemingly being theatre. An Alumni benefit.
made one month only to fall before
that of the following month.”
APRIL 22 (evening)— and April
24 (afternoon matinee) Mary Pick-
P. E. P. MANAGER VISITS
ford in “Sparrows" Benefit P. T. A
Ivan L. Swift, district manager
May 18-19 — “T h e Nervous
for the Portland Electric Power com
pany. whose office is in Greshhm, Wreck” at the Liberty theatre.
wag here on a business visit yester
day. He reports that the company
Watch for dates on the great pic
is planning a big advertising cam ture. “The Lost World,” which will
paign for sltctrie appliances.
b« at the Liberty soon.
Coming Even Is
V. Van Slyke has signed up
the St. Johns Bears and will
The minstrel show to be given in
hold down first sack for that team the high school on April 8 is to be
a community affair as the Estacada
A birth certificate just filed with band and the community house fund
J. K. Ely, local health officer, is that are each to receive a share of the
of Gabriel Gillotti, born January 24, proceeds.
whose father is section foreman at
The inclusion of the ladies in the
Eagle Creek for the P. E. P. Co.
black-face minstrel is somewhat Un
Ernest Mass, Sheriff of Clackamas usual but the afterpiece of the show
county, paid a friendly visit at the is to include both men and women.
NEWS Wednesday. He was wear Mrs. G. E. Lawrence as “Aunt Dilly”
ing his five-gallon hat which was a manages the situation, including unc
present from the Oregon City busi le Toby (Mr. Lawrence) and their
numerous children to her own satis
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. faction and the hilarious enjoymen
Ed. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Don Lewellen of the audience.
It is not often that an amateui'
and Mrs. Stanley Zelasko’, all from
Milwaukie, took in the hard-tlmes minstrel show can boast of talent
dance at Baker’s Saturday.
comparable to that offered by tht
H. B. Snyder is shipping two cars professional stage but Estacada i
most fortunate in having as a resi
of lumber which he has on hand.
The Hassell brothers have loaded dent, a specialty artist, Bob Cooke
Mr. Cooke’s act is entitled “Some o
out their first car of lumber,
This, Some of That and a Little o:
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kitching and Everything.” This act promises aloni
daughter, Wilma and Mr. and Mrs.
to be worth the price of ad miss’ on.
John Linn and son spent the week
It is thought that a large crow,
end at Seaside visiting Mrs. H. W. from outside the community will b
in attendance since reserved ticket;
Mrs. John Lovelace and grand are being spoken for.
daughter, Jean Louise Lovelace,
spent Wednesday visiting Mrs. Love
DOES A COUGAR HOWL?
lace’s brother, Byron Commons of
Mrs. Earl LaForge and son were ' The question was raised in thes
columns not long ago. Some, neve
in Portland Monday.
heard one, maintain that th-
J. E. Deardorff and Smiley Love
lace went to Salem to see about work cougar never makes a sound but Hen
ry Boyer who knows the woo9s :
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. little himself, claims thai, they dc
Henry Krieger included Mr. and howl something awful. He has wit
Mrs. Jim Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie ness in the news note from Reeds
Linn, Orville Linn and Miss Evans port which follows:
Reedsport, Or., March 2 5 (Special)
all of Troutdale.
C. W. Day of Sterling, Colorado, — A cougar measuring between six
is a guest here of his sister, Mrs. G. and seven feet from tip to tip wa:
killed by Virgil Leach on Harvey
W. Rose. He arrived Monday.
Mrs. L. Hale from Salem, Chester creek, near Reedsport, Wednesday.
Dawe from Bull Run and Mr. and Screams of the animal attracted the
Mrs. J. W. Mann from Portland were attention of the hunter who tracked
visiting at the R. H. Currin home it to its lair. Reports were to the ef
fect that a mate to the dead cougai
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kitching can be heard screaming at night in
the vicinity of Harvey creek, that th(
drove to Saside Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dunlop enter cougar’s call resembles the shriek ol
tained for dinner Sunday, Mr. and a frightened woman.— Oregonian.
Mrs. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Jones
from Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Don
O. E. Smith, an employe of the
Allen from Bull Run.
P. E. P. company, came borne Mon
Ethel Hale from Portland spent day.
the week-end with the Lester Hale
Jim Denning went to Salem Sun
Sunday guests of the E. S. Worm-
Mr. and Mril Fred Leihammer at
er family included Mr. and Mrs. Ray tended a party in Oregon City Sat
Woodland and family of Oregon urday night given by the Standard
City, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wormer of Oil people.
Corvallis and Chester Wormer of
Lloyd Baling of Corvallis was here
Saturday visiting relatives.
Mrs. Alva Bronson was in Port
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carter and two
sons of Portland spent Sunday with land over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. H. LaBarre.
! Among those home from the col
Tuesday evening dinner guests of leges for the spring vacation are
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Rhodes were the Misses Lyla McKinney, Florence
Mr., and Mrs. Henry Nelson and Hassell and Avis Cadonau from Ore
daughter, Mrs. Pouch, of Portland. gon Normal School and Florenc,
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wilcox are en June Reed and Glen Ely from O. A
joying a motor trip thru eastern Ore C.
Miss Lillian Scmidt, a student a
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dunlop spent Monmouth, visited at the Hassell
Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Don home Saturday.
Allen at Bull Run.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Schock and
Andie Jensen of Portland was here Mrs. Margaret Schock were in Port
land on business Friday.
Mrs. Stubbs and son, Edward, of
Mrs. Minnie Hanson was in Port
Gresham, visited her parents, Mr.
land over the week-end.
S. E. Wooster made a business trip and Mrs. Dale, Friday,
Dr, and Mrs. W. W. Rhodes drove
to Oregon City Friday.
K. C. Kaufman of Portland was to Portland Sunday.
Ray Shumway, wife and daughter
in Estacada Wednesday looking after
have moved to Portland where I k
some farm loans.
Dr. J. L. Hewitt of Portland came will be employed on the Mt, Hood
out to his farm in Garfield Saturday. local.
Harry Downing of Stayton spen'
F. D. Warner a resident of Los
Angeles, was here Thursday looking the week-end at the Alva Smith
for a location.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reed invited
F. M. Forman drove to Portland
the following for an evening of
Friday in his new Buick.
Mr. Meyers of Portland, the Union bridge, Thursday: Mr. and Mrs. Don
Central Life Insurance man was here Allen, Mrs. Mae Reed, Miss Claudia
Plank, Florence June Reed and Mr.
Mrs. S. E. Wooster was in Port Arnold Lovelace.
Mrs. Dave Eshelman was given a
land on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Allen of Marmot pleasant surprise, Sunday, v.tien sev
Oregon spent the week-end with Mrs. eral of her friends called to spend
I the evening in honor of her birthday.
Premier Showing of Flower Slides
at Community Club Last Friday
NUMBER 2 C
I LEADERS TO MEET SATURDAY
The Clackamas county club lead
ers’ league is holding its next month
ly meeting the first Saturday in April
at the Chamber of Commerce rooms
in Oregon City at 2 p. m. This rex
meeting is specializing on demonstra
tions. The Willamette and Jenning-
Lodge clubs are each puting on p
demonstration in sewing. Many clubs
in the county are planning to attend
this meeting in order that they may
get as many instructions a3 poss;bl
in demonstration work. These meet
ings are open to all persons interest
ed in club work and the league wish
es to invite parents and others to
I. M. C. Anderson, County
Everybody T a lk e d , Each on Different
Subject, Many Axes
On Tuesday night, a notable meet
ing took place at Carver. The gath
ering had convened upon invitation
from Carver folks and was ostensibl
for the purpose of advertising th.
Clackamas river valley. Paul Mum
power was elected chairman and
Burr Tatro, secretary.
After two hours of talk by sixty
different speakers, one of the men
ELECTRICAL ENERGY CHEAP present asked to be excused. He saiu
he had promised his wife that he
Electric light is so cheap that the would be home early and that he
average dining room can be lighted had stayed longer than he intended
for an hour for the cost of on; In hopes that he might find out jus*
what the meeting was about. He
candle on a baby’s birthday cake.
It’s so cheap that the average liv never found out. Neither d*d any of
ing room can be lighted for an houi the 28 who attended from Estacada.
The first speaker was former coun
for less than the cost of your news
ty judge H. E. Cross, he talked of
It’s so cheap that the average bed roads and the beautiful river but-
room can be lighted for an hour fn- stressed heavily the terrible conse
less than the cost of a couple of quences of the barbed wire obstruc
tions placed in the river to stop il
It’s so cheap that the average kit legal fishing. He tried hard to gain
chen can be lighted for an hou- sympathy from his hearers so thai
for less than the cost of a small be' an opposition to the entanglements
might be raised. Many thought this
Your hal's and stairways and ai was the purpose of the meeting. Bur.
tic and cellar— all together—can be Tatro, justice of the peace at Oregon
lighted for an hour for less than thf City followed. He said that viola
tions of the law had been so extens
cost of a postage stamp.
ive and the practice so destructive ot
the fishing on the Clackamas the
WHERE TO WORSHIP severe
measures wcvr justified. Hi
plea for the erystaHzat<on of publi
M. E. CHURCH NEWS
sentiment against poaching struck, a
10 a.m. Sunday school, 78 in at responsive chord. If anything defin
'cndance last Sunday.
ite was done at the meeting, It was
11 A. M. Sermon, subject— Man's the affirmation of the belief that tb
Peach for God.”
Clackamas should be kept for a well
6 30 Young Peoples meeting, lead stocked rod and line fishing stream.
Still, no vote was taken. Simon Mc
?r, Miss Olive Bishop.
7:30 Preaching service, subject Donald gave a pointed address on the
value of advertising. He spoke of
“Thc Anointing of Elisha.”
the wonders of the valley and told
Thirty-five boys attended th*
how much could be accomplished by
-:out meeting Tuesday evening. W*
telling the world. No suggestions
have ft live band of boys. A hiki
were made as to how it might be
'8 planned for April 16. Leaving th
"hureh at 10 a. m. We expect tr
Then A. G. Ames, president of thc
have a great egg-hunt, Faster time
Eastern Clackamas community club
S. A. Simms
covered all the territory from Bend
Portland in a stirring speach on
The attendance at tht Christ iar the proposed extension of the Clack
Sunday school on last Sunday wa' amas valley highway from Estacada
74, at the Methodist Suhday schoo’ to the Sky-Line Trail. This probably
79. The interest at both schools i was not the purpose of the meoilt
at the peak, and those who are no but Mr. Ames would use that theme
in attendance, we feel, are missin; for a prayer meeting address if h<
were called on.
something worth while.
Dinty Moore, proprietor of thc
Mrs. Hannah and Mr. Beck, lead
ers of the adult classes, join in ex camp ground down on Eagle Creel
tending a cordial invitation to al also has a hobby which he introduc".!
parents and friends of children t< when the opportunity offered. He I.
become member» of the school o ’ much in earnest about making th
their choice. You can study you- highway safe for tourist travel. I’
lesson from the "New*” and thr has repeatedly called attention to th -
classes are glad to welcome ever poor vision a driver h’ s at the bridge
approaches and wants someth!
new idea and new exposition.
Remember that in th,-, long run i done about it. No action was taken,
seldom pays to SEND children t' but if Dinty keeps hammering at
Bible school, but it DOES pay t he will get what he wants.
Other subjects receiving attent:on
TAKE them there,
were Log LaBarre, arches to span
the Pacific highway advertising the
Clackamas valley, sewage disposal a’
Thomas I. Kirkwood, Pastor
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Corn- ong the Clackamas, the Clear Cre k
Creamery, stores from Gladstone to
'■nd help make your class the "Ban
Estacada restaurants ditto. Even t*-(
Oregon City Enterprise and the Nev.-
At the 11 o’clock service, the sir
managed to get in a word. There
lament of the Lord’s Supper will b<
were officers of the law and two
magistrates present and probably
Christian Endeavor in the evenin'
some poaehers, who knows? The an’-:
at thc church. Topic: What is real
park managers were out in force
Christianity? James 1: 16-27; Jn. 13
Thov don’t like iiiegal fishing, it
34-35. Margaret Shibley. leader.
On Friday evening. Apr. 1st, the
But whatever the meeting was f
•’nnual congregational meeting of th<
it served to introduce neighbors
church will be held in the gran?-
ong the Clackamas who bnt a '
hall at 7 o'clock. A free supper wil'
years ago lived two days jour >
be served. All who are interested !r
apart and now can get together
the work of the church are invited to
less than an hour.
attend this meeting.
HOLDS LIFE CERTIFICATE
Lyla McKenney, who gradual
George: Sunday School at 2 p.m
23 from Monmouth Nor:
Service of worship and sacrament of
| now holds a life teachers certific
the Lord's Supper at 3.
The Christian Endeavor meet* on j She taught several years ago in t
Friday evening at the home of Mr. | E*tacada school,
and Mrs. Wm. Held.
EAGLE CRF.EK CHURCH
A beautiful collection of lantern
slides which has been prepared from
photographs of gardens and artists
drawings of flowers was shown 'in
Estacada to the community club, last
Friday evening. The collection is
to be forwarded to New York City
and will be used to illustrate a lec
ture on western gardens.
rare specimens were shown.
The speaker was J. G. Bacher o '
Portland. His address was well re
ceived by a large crowd Much inter-
est 1« being taken her« in beautify
C L f f ll "M B '
FOLK G t U C O m
Eagle Creek: Sunday school a*
ing the home by flower garden# Thc
a. m. Christian Endeavor at
attendance wa3 marked by the num
¡7:15 p. m. Service of worship and
ber of farm homes represented.
sacrament of the Lord's Supper at
Mrs. J. B. Robertson was heard in 7:45 p. m.
readings. Two Portland girls ente
The annual congregational meet
tained with duets on xithera.
ing of the church will be held at the
A resolution was passer) urging the church on Monday evening April 4,
county court to complete the mar beginning at 7:30. This is an im
ket road No. 2 to the Dover term portant meeting, and all who have
inus. The road is now finished only an interest in the church in the com-
as far as Eagle Creek. The original , munity are invited to be present,
plan was to have it extend to Dover i A social time will be enjoyed at the
close of th« meeting.
by way of FirWood.
Something out of the ordinan-
to be seen in the ad of the Co
Motor company this week. Bob Co
is in the market to buy used tu
whereas most advertising i« don«
with the object of selling.
A Closing Out Lin«
Roy Wilcox, who recently so
Cascade gurage to J. M. Closnr
on hand several Buirk cars wh
is offering at a bargain. Th<
are advertised in this issus <