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C lackam as C ounty N ew s
Will Now Accept
BY C LA C K A M A S COUNTY AAA
The Clackamas county agricultural
conservation office is prepared to
accept applications for crop insur
ance on the 1941 spring wheat crop,,
G. R. Cumberland, chairman of thi
county committee said today. Spring
wheat growers are urged to sign their
spring wheat crop insurance applica
tions on or before February 28 which
is the final date for filing spring
wheat crop insurance applications in
the county office.
Nearly 5000 applications were fil
ed in Oregon by winter wheat grow
ers for the 1941 crop which is about
three times the number of wintei
wheat applications filed in 1940. A
large percentage of this increase in
1941 over 1940 o f winter wheat ap
plications was made in western Ore
gon counties. Clackamas county has
already 589 winter wheat applica
tions filed for the 1941 crop. Mr.
Cumberland believes this would indi
cate that the wheat growers o f wes
tern Oregon are becoming just as
much crop insurance minded as the
wheat growers o f eastern Oregon.
They are becoming aware o f the fact
that wheat crop insurance is defin
itely an income stabilizer and also a
means of additional farm credit where
credit is necessary for farming op
A good many o f the applicants for
crop insurance are taking advantage
o f the new method by which they
make their premium payment, which
means they may have their premum
deducted from their AAA farm pay
ment, thus eliminating the necessity
o f paying cash for the amount ol
Mr. Cumberland pointed out that
under the all-risk wheat crop Insur
ance program farmers can protect
their wheat crop for either 50 or 7f
percent o f their average yield ag
ainst loss from all unavoidable haz
ards. Total losses ate settled as soor
as satisfactory proof is established
that a total or substantially total loss
has been sustained. Partial losses an
settled at harvest time when the act
ual loss can be determined. Pay
ments for indemity claims are madi
without any unnecessary delay.
"B U S T E R " TU N N ELL AND
DAN MATSON TO THE C O A ST
J. C. "Buster” Tunnell and Dan
Matson left on Wednesday o f last
week to spend a few days at the
coast. Mr. Tunnell is fast recuperat
ing from a recent attack o f pneu
The community Red Cross win
hold another all day meeting at the
city hall on Thursday, February 20.
Pot luck dinner at noon.
Everyone is invited. Bring shears
thread, small darning needle, etc.,
for more quilt making.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
A stated meeting o f Mountain
Chapter No. 108 O. E. S., will be
held Tuesday evening, February 18
at 8 o’clock. Visitors welcome.
School o f instruction for officer*
and members Sunday, February 16
at 2 p.m. with grand conductress.
By order o f the W. M.
Anna Dillon, sercetary.
Hurrah! We are all g oin g 'to the
George club house Satuitray evening,
February 15th for another one of
those jolly good times. Excellent mu
ROCK CRUSHER AT
BARTON ALMOST READY
WORLD DAY OF
For over 25 years the World Day
of Prayer has followed the course ot
the sun around the earth on each
first Friday o f Lent with women in
more than fifty countries dropping
their usual household and business
take to devote a quiet half day ot
bearing the weight o f the world in
their hearts. For no sooner have the
Fiji Islanders finished their services
than morning comes to New Zealand,
Australia and on around the glebe
until the final service is held at
Barrow, Alaska. The service for Es
tacada district will be held in the Ea
gle Creek church at 1:30 p.m. using
the same printed program that has
been translated into the various lan
guages and dialects for use thruout
the world. Watch for more details
SALMON R IV E R W IL L BE
OPEN FOR FISHING
The Salmon river in Clackamas
county exclusive o f its tributaries
will be open to angling this year as
a result o f action taken by the Oref
gon state game commission at Its
February meeting. The action on the
Salmon river was taken upon recom
mendation o f sportsmens groups of
The commission also opened the
north fork o f the Molalla, Clear,
Deep and Milk creeks exclusive of
The 1941 trout season opens on
April 12 and continues until October
15 except in eleven Oregon coun
ties where the season will extend
f.om May 3 to November 1.
The greatest galaxy o f stars even
brot to Estacada will be shown in
“ Boom Town” at the Esta theatre
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Feb
ruary 16, 17 and 18 starring Clark
Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Col
bert and Heddy Lamarr. A star-pack'
ed cast in an action picture. Program
•oncludes wath news.—Adv.
RIDERS OF THE CASCA D E S
TO M EET N E X T SUNDAY
Much interest is being shown in the
new riding club, Riders o f the Cas
cades, formed recentlj at the Flying
T Ranch o f Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tracy
Another meeting o f this new club
will be held next Sunday, February
16 at two p.m. at the Flying T ranch
and all persons who are interested in
joining are asked to be present. Qua?
ifications for membership require
that all applications for membership
must be endoised by some member
of the club and that the prospective
new member be able to rent a horse
or own one.
NEW Q U O TA FOR TH E
RED CROSS RECEIVED
The new quota o f war relief gar
ments for the Clackamas county Red
Cross chapter is expected any day
now and is to be completed by Ap
It consists o f 12 women’s dresses}
37 women’s skirts, 16 girl’s dresses.
50 girl’s skirts, 45 layetes, 20 boys
shirts, 75 boys shorts, 24 bed shirts,
75 sweaters, 50 shawls, and 25 pair*
Any group or individual wishing
any special work may telephone their
request to Maude Sturgeon ( TeL
The interest in the Red Cross work
keeps growing and the workers of
Estacada and vicinity have accom
plished a lot and the work has been
so well and attractively done that it
will be a joy to those who receive it.
The latest group to join in th*
work is the girls league o f the Esta
cada union high school. We welcome
you girls, and expect you will give
us some real competition.
The next community meeting at
the city hall is Thursday, Feb. 20.
SCOUTS HONORED AT
The new county rock crusher at CHURCH L A S T SUNDAY
Barton capable of producing 75 yards
o f rock daily is about ready to com
mence grinding. It would have been
going this Jfek but for the fact that
timber needed could not be secured.
The much smaller old cruthed wai
■old for $100.
A delegation o f Estacada Boy
scouts went to Portland last Sunday
to attend the Boy Scout anniversary
union church services held in Oregon
City at the Atkinson memorial Con
r n U l A l , t'Elll.l
Grange Meet Called by Death
G RANGES OF TH IS TER RITO RY
M AN U FACTU RER OF THE "O LD
TO MEET N EXT M ONDAY A f
SCOTCH LIN IM EN T”
HIS HOME HERE
A special meeting o f the members
o f Garfield, George, Springwater, Ea-'
gle Creek, Sandy, Damascus, Sunny-
side, Pioneer, Abernathy and Milwau-
kie granges will be held at the Eagle
Creek grange hall on Monday,, even
ing February 17 at 8 o’clock.
This will be a local special improvi
ment conference and the county de
puty J. A. Westcott and numerou
other distinguished guests will be pre
All members of the above granges
are urged to attend this meeting,
which is one of the most important
grange meetings of the spring se.i.-i li
G RAD E SCHOOL TO
EN TER TO U RN AM ENT
DIES A T
Funeral services for George Au
gust Masse were held from the local
Catholic church Saturday, February
8 at 9 o ’clock a.m. Rev. Father
Crowe officiating followed by com
mittal in the Zion cemetery under
the direction o f tne Chapman Funeral
George August Masse was born at
Three Rivers, Canada, August 24th,
1856 and died at his home in Esta-
rada Februay 6, 1941 at the age of
84 years 5 months and 12 days.
Mr. Masse was a pioneer o f Ore
gon and the Estacada country. He
came to this country and state 52
years ago and has been a resident
of the Estacada country for 26
During his lifetime Mr. Masse was
an active member of the community
and was best known as manufacturer
o f the famous Old Scotch liniment
which enjoyed a large sale thruout
Surviving relatives are one daugh
ter Miss Alfine Masse o f Estacada,
one step daughter Mis. Bertha An
drus o f Portland and one stepson,,
Chester Dean o f Estacada, two grand
children, Chas. Thresher o f Damascus
and Mrs. Vivian Nelson o f Nashville,,
Oregon and three great grandchild
ren, also two brothers Joseph o f Low
ell, Mass., and Arthur o f Montreal
Canada and many other relatives and
The boys and girls of Estacada
grade school plan to go to the ath
letic tournament in Clackamas coun
ty this year with four teams. “ A "
and “ B” boys and “ A ” and “ B” girls.
This tournament will begin for thq
girls on Fiiday night, February 21 at
Gladstone and for the boys on the
same ^-jate at Jennings lodge. No
sched_ \ has been prepared as yet
becau 4 any team may enter this year
that desires to do so. In years past
the county has been divided into dis
tricts and only the winner from each
district entered the play offs at the GENE A U T R Y IS A T
TH E E S T A T H E A T R E
The “ B” girls have played only two
games this year, both o f these being
Gene Autry, America’s No. 1 cow
with Concord school. The girls won
at Estacada but lost by a close mar boy will be the star o f the first fea
ture on the big double bill at the Esta
gin at Concord.
The “ A ” girls have played games theatre this Friday and Saturday,
Feruary 14 and 15. “ Melody Ranch”
with Concord, Idoialla, Boring and
Sandy, making a total w seven games is one o f Gene’s very best pictures.
played. Out o f these .ney have won It is film filled with hard riding, hard
six, losing only once to Goncord when 1 fighting and the glorious songs of
)the west. If you like western pictures
they played there.
Out o f seven league games playe.-j I and Gene this Is a rare treat. Comedy
by the “ B” boys six nave ended in (is furnished by the popular Smiley
Burnette who is a riot in this pic
victories. Boring defeated this group
ture. The second feature on this pro
by a score o f 23 to 21 at Boring,
gram “ Who Killed Aunt Maggie” is
their only defeat. Scoring points for
also a smash hit. The setting o f thi?
this team so far this year finds Don
picture is in the deep south, a de
Eshleman with 45 points; Melvin An
cayed old ancestra mansion known
derson with 28; Jack Bair with 13;
as “ Wistaria Hall.” where Great Un
Don Marquardt with 12; Sherman
cle Charles Ambler and his wife Aunt
Beard with 10; Chas. McKenzie with
Maggie dwelt in shabby gentility un
8; Dennis Nail with 4; and Roy Marrs
til the killer’s hand cut them down.
with 2. Other members of this team
Wistaria Hall, house of mystery,
are Eugene Clarkson, Damon Stewa t
guarding a secret o f decades within
and Clarence Knoop.
minister portals, till Yehudi a black
Estacada “ A ” boys have player,
•at makes a horrible discovery. Who
nine league games and lost only one
s the phantom killer in this perfect
This was to Concord there, by a score
o f 16 to 15. Boys scoring so far arc
“ Boom Tow n”
Don Tucker 158; Junior Beard 98 1
jammed sensation “ Boom
John Jubb 32; Jackie Hayden 26;
Walter Ahneit 21; Ilarrold Grass! Town” will be the attraction at the
18; Jack Groves 10; Harold Darro - Esta theatre Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday, February 16, 17 and 18.
2; and Harold Saklofsky 2.
Friday afternoon both boys and girl? This great picture features Clark Ga
journey to Sandy. The school appre ble, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Col
ciates the large crowds (hat have bert, Hedy Lamarr and- a host o f ot
bofcn loyal to these teams during the her stars. “ Boom Town” is a caval
season and hopes that the communitj cade o f oildom and a highly dramatic
will support the teams in the county story o f two friends who carry on
tournament. Several have been takiup thru reversals and successes even
cars and following the teams around when one marries the sweetheart of
the county to watch games and the the other. Thru this story run scenes
children thank these supporters fo o f roaring gushers, flaming oil fires
whiffed out with TNT, blistering fist
fights, a head-first dive into a street
o f mud to escape a rain o f bullets,
the hero on a bucking mule, a thril
JUNIOR PLAY CHOSEN
ling holdup, scrap between two dance
For this year’s junior play “ Cros- hall girls and thousands o f other fast
My Heart” a comedy in three act? action sequences. Program conclude?
has been chosen. In the play there with News.
are thirteen characters, seven girls
and six boys. After the students have
OSCAR R. D O YLE
read the play tryouts will take plucr
Oscar R. Doyle, 61. Estacada died
in about two or three weeks. The
tentative date set for presentation is at the Oregon City hospital Satur
day following an illness o f six weeks.
He was bom in Kansas in 1879. H#
has lived in Estacada about three and
Don’t miss ordering a delicious
a half years.
Valentine cake from th • Gresham
Among the survivors are his widow
Bakery. This is a very popular cake
Edith, a son Alfred, route 1, Colton,
made from the juice o f tree-ripened
a daughter Opal Danberg o f Nebras
oranges, iced with 7-.ninute boiled
ka besides five grandchildren.
icing. Cake is topped with red can
Following short services for th<)
died hearts. Sells for only 55 cent?
family at Holman & Hankins today
Ask our driver. Gresham Bakery.
the body was shipped to Pierce, Neb.,,
for last rites and interment.
ESTACADA PTA SHOW
IS GREAT SUCCESS
The Estacada PTA vaudeville Fri
day evening o f last week in the high
school auditorium drew a capacity
Nearly a thousand people listened
to the splendid program which lasted
over two hours and a half.
Numbers were presented by sev
eral communities adjacent to Esta
cada and Estacada people from prac
tically every local organization par
Each number was greeted with loud
applause which showed tiow greatly
the efforts o f those taking part were
Unquestionably this vaudeville was
one o f the most successful affair#
ever sponsored by the Estacada PTA
and each year the show is looked for
ward to with pleasure by hundreds
o f local people.
E ST A C A D A DANCER HAS
ROLE IN GRAND O PERA
Miss Caroleina Wade, Estacada’S
talented professional dancer will ap
pear prominently in the cast of four
performances of grand opera under
the direction o f the La Scala Opera
Producers next week.
Tuesday night “ Carmen” will be
staged at Salem and repeated in the
civic auditorium at Portland Wed
nesday night. Thursday night in Port
land it will be “ Cavalleira Rusti-
cana” and Friday night “ La Trav-
A number o f Estacada people have
put chart'd tickets.
LOCAL PEOPLE ARE
DRAW N ON JURY
The following local people have
been listed as eligible for jury duty
in circuit court the ensuing year.
Bina Bell, Sandy, Frank Beers, rt.
1, Boring, G. Bollinger, .Sandy, Roy
Douglas, Eagle Creek, Lurena Dun
can, Garfield, A. W. Dyal, Sandy,
rt. 1, Walter Douglas, Eagle Creek,
James DeShazer, Sandy, Peter Er
ickson, Springwater, George Forman,
Eagle Creek,, J. C. Faust, Boring, rt.
1,E. W. Ficken,, Viola, Henry Heiple,
rt. 1, Estacada, W. J. Hickey, Bright
wood, Mrs. Joel Jarl, Sandy, Max
Kliegel, Boring, Fred C. Lohrman.
Sandy, Margaret Midford, Estacada.
Maggie Proctor, Sandy, W. R. Tel
ford, Boring, William Weise, Boring,
Jay Westcott, Boring, Frank Wills,
Estacada, Fred Wagner, Sr., Cottrell.
MRS. J. F. REEH ER
C E LE B R A TE S B IR T H D A Y
'NUM BER 21
Program Feb. 28
D A TE IS SET FOR HUGE P A T R IO
TIC PRO G RAM TO BE G IV E N IN
H. S. AU D ITO RIU M
Friday, February 28th at 8 p.m.
has been set as the date and time for
the huge Americanization program
to be given in the Estacada union
high school auditorium. The affa ir is
sponsored by the I.O.O.F. Grand
Lodge o f Oregon and under immedi
ate direction of the local Odd Fellow
lodge with Fremont Hayden as gen-
All organizations of the commun
ity including students o f the grade
and high schools will participate in
this big patriotic program which will
be featured by an address by Com
mander Kelly of the American Le
Commander Kelly is one o f the out
standing orators o f the state and has
an inspiring message which everyone
Lloyd H. Ewalt will be master of
ceremonies and music w!71 be fur
nished by the Estacada union high
Patriotic numbers in music and
song will be rendered by various
groups from the communities adja
cent to Estacada.
This program which was to have
been held in December had to be
postponed on account o f the influ
A p-ogram in more detail will he
published in ;ater Issues o f this news
No admission charge will be made.
P. T. A. NOTES
The February meeting o f the PTA
was held Tuesday afternoon Febru
ary 11th, with an attendance o f six
ty-five. Following the business meet
ing a most interesting program was
given by the grade school pupils and
an interesting address was given by
the Clackamas council president Mrs.
L. E. Carlyle. The room count prize
again went to the eighth grade.
A silver tea in honor o f the 44th
anniversary o f PTA Founders Day
ended a most enjoyable a afternoon.
A report of the February meeting
o f the Clackamas county council held
in Milwaukie gave the following list
of officers elected.
Pres. Mrs. L. E. Carlyle, Oak Grove.
1st V. Pres. Mrs. H. E. Hughes,
2nd V. Pres., Mrs. J J Waller,
3rd V. Pres., Mrs. K. Renner, West
Sec. Mrs. W.G. Lacey, West Linn.
Treas. Mrs. H. M. Baxter, Oswego.
Historian, Mrs. R. M. .Myers, Mil
Estacada officers elected for the
coming year are: Pres., Mrs. Ann
Underwood; vice president Mrs. Olive
Mehl; secretary, Mrs. Retha Kiggins;
treasurer, Mrs. Theo. Saling.
At the home o f Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Reeher there assembled Sunday, Feb
ruary 9th a family of happy cele
brants, the occasion being the natal
day o f Grandma Reeher. A bounteous
spread was laid out and partaken of
by those present, a table laden with
some o f the old time (horse and bug
gy days) spreads along with the us
ual pastries. Oh, Yes, the birthday
cake, you guessed it right first time.
Sixteen candles, now guess again ESSAY CONTEST ENDS
will you.. Those present were Mr. and FEBRU ARY 22ND
Mrs. C. T. Colt o f Jennings Lodge, j
Mrs. Colt being the dauhgter o f Mrs,
Mrs. Eva Maxwell chairman o f the
Reeher, H. V. Colt, wife and children essay contest sponsored by the ladies
o f Milwaukie, H. V. being grandson auxiliary o f the Veterans o f For
of Grandma Reeher. Grandma is sure eign Wars asks that local high school
she will be here to celebrate many students be reminded that the con
more similar events and we concur test will end February 22nd. Title
in her opinion for she Is surely o f the essay is “ One Nation, Indivisa-
“ chipper” for one o f her youth.
bJe,” and essays should be sent to
Mrs. Maxwell at 2083 Orchard Ave.,
VAL E N TIN E CAK E OFFERED
BY G RESH AM BAK E R Y
For Valentine’s day, Friday, Feb
ruary 14th, the Gresham Bakery ot-
f n s a delicious Valentine Cake. This
popular cake is made from the juice
of tree ripened oranges, iced In 7^
minute icing. Cake is topped with
red candied hearts. Priced at only
55 cent*. Ask our driver. Gresham
Bakery, G esham, Ore.— Adv.
FOOD SALE BY THE
LEGION A U X IL IA R Y
Damascus Grange Hall
The American Legion auxiliary
will hold a food sale Saturday in tha
Masonic building in the room for
merly occupied by the Safeway store.
Chicken tamales, home-made sausnge.
hominy, etc.,, will be sold.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15TH