Devoted to the Interests ot Eastern Clackamas County ESTACADA, OREGON, THURSDAY, VOL. XXI A PETITIONERS GEÏ E G E R COMFORT County Court Witholds Promiio of Immediate Aid on the Market Roed In an endeavor to induce the County Court to push forward the work o f construction o f the Market Road between Springwater and Col ton, a large delegation waited upon that body in the County courthouse at Oregon City Tuesday. Repre senting the Greater Clackamas Union o f Clubs yas the president, H. II. Chindgren, Gordon Taylor fo r Mo- lalla, G. Davidson for Colton, H. C. Stephens for Estacada, E. Shearer for Springwater, and D. Horner fo r Dodge, also about thirty people from Elwood were present. The question was presented from many angles by the speakers. Ste phens pointed out the great benefit that would be derived by th county as a whole. Taylor spoke o f it from the tourist point o f view and Horner from the utitlity standpoint. He showed that, while the distance from Dodge to Colton is only eight miles, yet under present conditions those wishing to make the trip fiiust go by way o f Oregon City, making the dis tance 45 miles. Dan Stahlnecker and others from Elwood told of the many farms in their district which are unworked, because o f the diffi culty there is in getting in or out. The County Court proffessed its sympathy with the petitioners but laid its inability to do much to the shortage o f money. STATE ENDEAVORERS TO HOLD BIG MEET The coming State Christian En deavor Convention, to be held in Oregon City April 21-24, is looked forward to by many young people as an event o f great importance. E. P. Gates, o f Boston, Massachusetts, Gen eral secretary o f the United Society o f Christian Endeavor, is thinking enough o f its importance to make this convention his main objective in a long transcontinental trip. Three one-day institutes in California just preceding the convention are inciden tal to his good-will trip to Oregon, to show' that he, and his fellow officers, have an interest in this state and have not forgotten the West since coming out here to the International Christian Endeavor Convention in Portland in 1925. Mr. Gates was educated to be a latvyer and still is a member o f the bar in Washington D. C. He is recognized as a man o f great ability and is much sought fo r convention speeches in the United States and Canada. Orgeon City Interesting Oregon City is an interesting and historic place. It is said that it is the oldest incorporated city west o f thc Rocky Mountains. One o f the first plats o f San Francisco is on file in the court house in Oregon City. It is the birth-place of Edwin Mark ham, thc poet although the house in which he was born has long since disappeared. Dr. John McLoughlin, pioneer in the Northwest, is buried here. His house stands on another location, converted into a museum o f historical interest. Kipling, while on a visit to this vicinity fished in the Clackamas just north o f the city. The city is situated on the Willamette river, the natural falls o f which, now furnish power for street cars, paper mills, and a nationally advertised wol- len mill. Convention Begins on Thursday Oregon City residents are making ready to welcome th hosts o f Christ ian Endeavoerrs who will come to the convention, which begins on Thurs day evening and continues through Sunday night. Lodging and break fast will be furnished free on the Harvard plan to those who pay the registration fee o f one dollar. Sou thern Pacific train service, and elec tric trolley cars from Portland make it o f easy access to Oregon City. Other speakers include Mrs. Chas. W. Williams o f Portland. Dr. Norman K. Tully o f Salem, Rev. Paul C. Brown o f Los Angeles. Dr. J. B. Hun- ley o f Walla Walla. Miss Louella Dyer o f Seattle, Rev. 8. Earl Du- Bois o f Portland. Mr. Ernest W. Peterson o f Portland, and Mr. B. F. Irvine o f Portland. Judge Jacob Kanzler o f Portland, president, will preside STRENUOUS LIFE COMES FRIDAY N1TE APRIL 14, NUMBER 28 1927 Better Product and Sales Service Easter Needs of Northwest Prune Industry As brilliant a galaxy o f Thespians as has ever been assembled at Esta cada high school will gather on the By Christopher Strahan planted are allowed to come into school »tage tomorrow night, ready full bearing, the average annual Salem, Ore., April 12— (special) to dole out quantities o f mirth in rap production o f prunes in the United | Improved methods of merchandizing id succession, when the junior class States may be twenty to twenty- presents thc college farce, “ A Stren northwestern prunes, including stan - 1 five per cent greater in six years. uous L ife,” by Richard Tully, as their dardization, better packing, distri The trend o f prices to growers annual production bution, and increased consumer de- Tom Harrington, the reckless, rol has been distinctly downward and j licking, rough-and-ready Berkeley mand, are needed if producers arc to many producers are not receiving undergrad, played by Ban Jennings, receive fair returns fo r their labor in satisfactory returns for their labor. is led into a number o f amusing situ the face of a steadily increasing crop, ations, only to be extricated each is the opinion o f department of Available information as to pro time by his kind friend, Reginald duction trends and market demand agriculture economists following an Black, played by Carl DeMoy. Of indicates that there probably will be economic survey o f the industry. course, h e captures the beautiful little, if any, marked increase in the This opinion was delivered before Marian Bavenant shortly before the general level of prices for prunes final curtain.. The latter role is ta a meeting o f several hundred grow from Oregon and Washington over ken by Lillian Duncan. ers, packers, and consumers here Others who will be seen on the today by Burke H. Critchfield, Chris those prevailing in recent years un s age are Lola Johnson, Elwin Beck, less some means o f increasing thc L. Christenson, and Lloyd S. Tenney, Oliver Beck, Irene Davis, John Whit demand »can be found. aker, Leonard Davis, Opal Clester, representatives o f the federal de In planning a program to extend Robert Hayden, Cletus Johnson, and partment o f agriculture. the knowledge o f Oregon and Wash Kenneth Park. A federal survey was made recent Thc play is under the direction o f ly through the division o f co-opera ington prunes, growers should rem Claudia Plank, teacher o f public ember the relatively small supply o f tive marketing and was conducted at speaking and languages. California prunes, and the difficulty the request o f producers, co-operative o f thc average consumer in disting VISITORS ARE AMAZED associations and other interested uishing between the two products, it agencies, and related especially to Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilson, o f the so-called Italian type prunes was 3aid. Duluth, Minn., were guests of Mr. Other practices recommended by grown in Oregon and Washington. and Mrs. W. G. Moore last Friday. the department are careful growing Department representatives inter- They had been through California and delivery of prunes of a uniform and were on their way home by way ;iewed wholesalers, retailers and o f British Columbia. Mr. Moore consumers in 29 cities in a study of quality regularity o f supply, and co operation among growers. took them to Government Camp on consumer demand, which showed, the Mt. Hood Loop. They drove About forty per cent of the north among other things, that consumers, between walls o f snow' 16 feet high western prune crop is handled by on the trip and the visitors expressed other than those o f the Jewish race, farmer co-operative marketing asso amazement that such experiences do not know that there is more than could be had in a single day’s trip one kind o f prune. Prune3 are ciations, which, according to the from a warm climate. economists, should form the nucleus “ just prunes” to most people, al o f a larger organization for distrib though there is a marked difference LEGION DANCE between the Italian type which has uting and merchandizing the prunes The Eagle Creek hall will be the a tart flavor and the California more effectively.. Several from Clackamas county scene o f another American Legion sweet prune, said the experts. attended the meeting. dance next Saturday night. This is The trend o f prune production has one o f the regular tri-weekly affairs Editors Note: A bulletin, depart been markedly upward in California put on by the Carl Douglass post. ment circular 416-c, relating to this Good music is a feature o f these and the northwest during the past survey, may be obtained from the twenty-five years. Available statis Department o f Agriculture, Wash dances. tics show that if the trees already ington, D. C. Methodist Church is Holding Protracted Services April 24 Services every evening at 8 P. M. Plan to attend, your presence Will help us to help others. A real revival helps everything that is worthy of his blessings. Our gospel is His Gospel, “ How Christ died fo r our sins according to the Scriptures.” Christ’s death, bur ial, and resurrection are facts. Are these the Gospel? Is there any sav ing power in them? Not unless we add, “ fo r our sins, His death was a death for us all, by which we are delivered frqm ‘our sins.’ — F. A. Simms GRADE SCHOOL NOTES First Grade Mrs. Joslin, Mrs. J. C. Kiggins, and children, and Mrs. Everett Kiggins visited the primary room this week. The little folks went fo r their first hike on Tuesday afternoon, spending two hours in playing games and doing acrobatic stunts in the park. Judg ing from the noise, the frequent ca- astrophes in the shape o f minor abra sions o f their epidermis, and the reluctance with they turned their steps homeward, the outing was a complete success. Jean Grabeel sug gests that “ we take along some sam- midges the next time we go side walking. Fourth Grade NEW BULLETINS The county agent just furnished the Estacada Stat Bank with a lot of new bulletins o f interest to farmers. These are fo r distribution where the supply is large enough and where there are only single copies o f a bulletin, the bank will be glad to order fo r anyone interested. The county agent is making this a branch office for the distribution o f such farm helps as come to him. O f especial benefit to land owners is the soil map which may be seen at the bank. There is a descrip tion o f the types o f soil in this neighborhood and recommendations ns to the crops best suited to each type o f soil. Coming Events April 16— Legion dance at Eagle Creek. April 16— Flower sale, Broadway Service garage. Suzanne Cooke is back in school, after being out on account o f the ncasles. • Sam Whitehead, Mallisa Sarver, nd Gordon Zcrkel made hundreds in spelling all last week. The class is busily engaged writing its W. C. T. U. story entitled “ The Joy Who Watched Lincoln Write his Name.” These stories are illustrated with pictures o f log cabins, and pic ures o f Lincoln. Fifth and Sixth Grade* Posters are being made by the boys and girls in the fifth and sixth grades, fhesg posters illustrate the temper ance teaching o f the Healthy Living books and will be entered in the W. C. T. U. poster contest. We are hoping fo r a prize. Willie Topp returned to school Monday after several days absence because o f a cold. Mildred Rhodes visited in Eugene over the week end. Dan Whitehead visited the Govern ment camp Sunday and reports much snow there. Ellamae Smith visited her sister in Stayton Sunday. THORNTON v*. DONOVAN The best prospects fo r a first rate wrestling match which Estacada fans have had this season, is the bout scheduled for Tuesday night at the Liberty. Bill Donovan, the husky matman from Pocatello, Idaho, has thrown Wild Bill Thornton here but the match did not do Thornton jus tice, since the night before he had been roughly handled on a Portland floor and was not in the best o f con dition. Donovan is starting on a schedule o f matches in Canada soon, and wants to prove to Thornton that he can upset him when Thornton is at his best. The preliminary bout will be be tween the two lads who have staged two thirty minute no-decision bouts here before. “ They will have to stay with it this time until they decide who is the best man,’ ’says Referee Blaisdell. CLACKAMAS CLUBS LEAD Oregon Agricultural College, Cor- vallis, April 13,-(Special)-Clackamas county clubs received 15 out o f 40 charters sent out by H. C. Seymour, state club leader, recently, which is more than any other county in the state. These chartrs are issued by the United States departmnt o f ag riculture when complete programs o f the year's work are sent in by the club. I. M. C. Anderson is county club leader. Among the recipients o f these charters was the Estacada Sewing club, led by Mrs. Sophronia Lathcn. April 21-24— C. E. Convention at Oregon City. APRIL 22 (evening)— and April 24 (afternoon matinee) Mary Pick- ford in “ Sparrows” Benefit P. T. A Barton Bids Boosters Bring Big Bunch The second meeting o f the Clack banks o f the river. The Clackamas April 22— Clackamas River Boos amas River Improvement club will be has lacked the publicity which has ters meet at Barton. held at Barton on Friday evening, made the Rogue and McKenzie riv April 22. This movement is the ers famous, but those who know it April 29— C. E. program and social outgrowth o f a called meeting at have faith that it will rank as high at Eagle Creek Grange hall. May 18-19 — “ T h e Nervous W reck" at the Liberty theatre. Carver last month and will lead to as any stream in America as a fisher advertising o f the Clackamas Valley. man’s and tourist’s Those interested in the movement in the facts are paradise presented. when A large Watch for dates on the great pic clude all who reside in the valley as attendance is expeetd at the Barton ture, “ The Lost W orld,” which will well as th« business interests on the meeting. be at the Liberty soon. rinces \ t m m is METHODIST CHURCH 10 A. M.— Easter Program 11 A. M.— Easter Address 7 P. M.— Young Peoples Meeting The eight o’clock preaching service is dismissed and we shall all attend j the Christian church for a united ! service. Judge Martin will bring the Easter Address. He will also assist us in j the revival services. His message preached in our church some Sundays j ago was received with much praise and blessing. He has served as pas tor and evangelist for many years. Also at the bar for 25 years. He is a man of much ability and experience, Come and hear Judge Martin next Sunday morning. SPRINGWATER CHURCH Thomas I. Kirkwood, Pastor The Sunday school and morning worship will be conducted as one continuous service, with a missionary program by the school and special Easter music. The theme o f thc Easter message will be “ The Power o f the Resurrection,” I Peter 1 :3. The service begins at 10:30. The Christian Endeavor meets at the church in the evening. Topic, “ Christ in Us, Power for a New L ife.” F.ph. 2:1-10. Leader, Edith Howell. The regular meeting o f the Ladies Aid will be held at the church Thurs day afternoon, April 21. GEORGE CHURCH Tells Radio Audience His Reasons For Favoring Proposed Measure On Wednesday evening, Governor I. L. Patterson 3pokc to a radio au dience over the Oregonian’s station. His subject wus the income tax and the constitutional amendment which would change the base upon which the state tax commission determines its levy each succeeding year in com puting a six per cant increase where a six per cent increase is necessary. The latter measure, he explained, is to correct a fault which is due to a lowered property tax for 1924 when there was also an incor e tax, and the failure o f the state tax commis sion to take this into account when the income tax was repealed in 1925. Thc income tax, which was pro posed by the governor and passed by the recent legislature, is to be voted upon by the people at the election set for June 28. Rate* are low “ The rates are low” (under the proposed bill) said Governor Pater son, “ and the exemptions are low, so that while they reach men and wo men of small income, they do not place, an unreasonable burden on either those o f small incomes or those who enjoy larger incomes.” The governor spoke as though he were confident of the support o f the people on these two measures. FLOWER SALE SATURDAY The Sunday Bchool will give a short Easter Program, beginning at 2:30. The Eastern Clackamas Garden This will be followed by the usual club will hold a flower sale at the service o f worship, with special Ea: Broadway Service Garage on Satur ter music. We also hope to have our day, April 16. new song books. EAGLE CREEK CHURCH MINSTREL GOES OVER WITH A BANG Sunday school at 10:30 A. M. Christian Endeavor at 7:15. The Old melodies of the plantation, Easter service and special music at interspersed with jokes aimed for 7:45. the most part at local folk*, wer« presented last Friday evening to u CHRISTIAN CHURCH Easter services at the Christian Church will be one o f the most at tractive and interesting services held this year. Evangelist Kenneth J. Husby o f Portland, who has been helping to build up the church will have charge of the day's program. Starting at six thirty o ’clock in the morning, a sunrise prayer meeting will be held in the church. Every Christian in the community Is invited to attend this devotional service. The Sunday school convenes at nine forty-five. At this time thc Easter large crowd at the high school by e mixed chorus. The program took the form o f an old time minstrel show in the open ing act. Fred Leihammer, interlo cutor, put his dark-skinned circle of performers through their paces with never a hitch. The jokes flowed smoothly and the music was excel lent. The members o f the circle were hardly recognizable in their tar-baby make-up, but a fow who- zats located thc following: Cooke, Stephens, Palmateer, Linn, Ahlberg. Baker, Lawrence, Robertson, flra- becl, Hayman, Jones, and Hughes. Harry Grable furnished the piano accompaniments. A thrilling finale by Leihammer and company was given in thc song, “ It’s a Grand Old Flag,” with young Ted Ahlberg as color bearer. In the second act, the action cen tered around Mrs. George Lawrence as Aunt Dilly. A feature of this act was the negro melodies, both sad id gay, by ladies' voices and in full chorus. Besides the men o f the min strel cast, there were, in the s< cond act, Mrs. George Lawrence, Mrs. II. W. Kitching, Mrs. W. J. Moore, Mrs. Fred Leihammer, Mrs. Nina Ecker, Mrs. J. R. Hughes, Alta Kershner, Ruth Dillon, and Anna Dillon. Bob Cooke, in the intermission Evangelist Husby number, gave a dancing, juggling, program will be given by the kiddies. and musical monologue number, The morning worship will be at ele which stopped the show. ven o’clock. The sermon subject is j “ The Resurrection a Proof o f Christ SERVICE BEGINS SATURDAY ianity. At noon a basket dinner will be served at the church, followed by Forty parons o f the Estacada ! an afternoon service at two thirty. postoffice will be benefited by the ex The young people will have charge tension o f Route 2, which opens Sat j o f the devotional service at this time. urday. New boxes are being instal ; Mr. Husby will preach a short ser led along the route which lies east mon on the subject, “ Three answers from the town on the north side of to the Same Question.” river. The patrons are asked to Christian Endeavor service* will have their mail marked with rout' be held at six thirty. The young 1 and box number so that no confu people o f the community will study sion may occur. It was pointed out together the subject, “ Why did Jesus by Postmaster A. H. Johnson that Die and Rise Again?” The evening changes in mailing instructions arc service at seven thirty will be a union often not promptly attended to by service o f the churches o f the com patrons and as an example he re munity and will include a big corn- ferred to mail for Route 3, Estacada unity sing, special music, and the which sometimes bears the address, sermon, “ God’s Last Invitation.” Route 1, having once been served on Route 1, out o f Springwater. ENDEAVOR TIE SOCIAL NEXT WOODCRAFT PARTY The Christian Endeavor o f the Eagle Creek church will give a pro The Neighbors o f Woodcraft will gram and hold a tie social Friday entertain the public on Thursday, Ay evening, April 29. All are cordially ril 21, at a card party, in the Maaon invited. Hall.