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FOREST GROVE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914.
DAY OF GLORY
N ew President o f
SOMETHING TO WATCH FOR
Next Week the “ Press” Will Announce the Biggest, Fairest,
Greatest Sulscription Contest Ever Announced
in Washington County
FED BY CITY
ENTERTAINED BY FOR
DENT C. J. BUSHNELL
WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENT
“ SOLDIERS” ACT REAL NICE
PROMINENT MEN PRESENT
The * Press” Has Secured the Best Known and Most Success
Huge Birthday Cake Seryed in
Honor of 61st Birthday
President C. J. Bushnell, Ph. D.
BAPTIST LEAGUERS HERE
FOR GAME TOMORROW
With a blaze of glory. Pacific Uni
versity ended its big all day celebra
tion late last night in honor o f the in
augural o f Dr. Charles Joseph Bushnell,
the new president, and the sixty-first
birthday o f the institution. The campus Pacific University and McMinn
wa^teeming with students and towns
ville College Will Struggle
people gathered around the huge bon
fire while songs were sung until almost
As a fitting close to the indoor ex
ercises last night at 10 o ’clock Pres. ] Basket ball fans of this city will see
Buhnell cut a mammoth birthday cake a red hot contest tomorrow night Jan
bedecked with 61 lighted candles and uary 16, when Pacific University will
the large audience filed by while the ! meet the McMinnvil e College contin
new executive in cap and gown passed gent in the first intercollegiate league
out souvenir pieces o f the sweet bread game of the local season.
Last year McMinnville won the
One of the impressive functions o f \ league championship and they claim
’ p .9 day was the procession composed
they have a much stronger team this
o f the greatest educators in the north- | year.
When Pacific met McMinn
west, alumni invited guests and mem- ville last year the score was 31 to 19
1 rs of the board o f trustees, led by I and the Baptist lads only won after a
Ci.nton Olstrander, President o f the desperate struggle and shot ahead by
Stale it B riy, b j i r i i j ths Pzzifi: ban I three points during the last two
minutes o f play.
In the procession with cap a nd gown j The following are in the league; Mc
were nine college presidents as follows: j Minnville College, Chemewa Indian
P. L. Campbell, University o f Oregon; gc hool Pacific College and Pacific Uni
H. M. Crooks, Albany College; S. B. L. versity. Ferbuary 6 the Indians come
Penrose, Whitman College C. J. Bush- here for a game and Pacific college will
nell, Pacific University W. J. Kerr, ,
the local co|iegian8 here Feb. 20.
Oregm Agricultural College; E H. Pacific’s games away will be as fol
Todd o f the University o f Puget Sound; lows: Chemawa, Jan. 24; McMinnville,
Pres. Pennington or Pacific College; Feb 13; Newberg Jan. 3"..
L. W. Riley, McMinnville College and
The line up of the locals is: Robin-
C. S. Nash of Pacific Theological Sem son, c; Rasmussen, f; A. Ireland, f;
inary o f Berkeley, Calif.
Abraham, g; Builingham, g.
It was a dramitic moment when
Pres. Bushnell with the others begown-
ed educators took their places upon the-
platform. In the balcony the entire
student Body sang the swinging, patrio
tic college song.
B S. Huntington presided and happy
greetings were given by representa
tives o f the Oregon colleges; Clinton 1 Campaign on For Membership
Ostrander of the Student body; Mrs. F. j
With “ Oregon Dry in 1914”
S. Meyers o f the Alumni and Prof. F.
C. Taylor o f the Faculty.
Luther R. Dyott, pastor o f the First
Congregational church of Portland pre
sented President Bushnell to the audi
Plans are being developed for an un
ence and there was ajstorm o f applause.
In his address the Presinent gave a usual active campaign this year by the
striking panoramic picture of the coun Intercollegiate Prohibition Association,
try he had seen coming west and the . of which the Pacific University branch
beautiful scenes along the Columbia was recently reorganized.
During the next week a thorough
River. He spoke upon the governments
that had arisen and passsd away, draw canvass for membership will be made
among the students but already seven
ing from them striking lessons.
The tendencies, of the past ages, he teen have volunteered for the work.
said have been toward a rich diversifi President Bushnell being the first.
The promoters o f the “ Out to Win
cation o f interests, customs, nations
and arts; but the future tendencies League in connection with the associa
are to be toward a union o f diversities tion are also busy.
into efficient aud harmoneous human 1 It is expected that on the arrival of
life. The great watchword o f the pres- 1 S W. Grathwell who has been in the
field for State Prohibition, enthusiam
ent is organization.
At the big banquet at the Congrc- j and interest will here double among
gational church under the auspices of the students.
Egbert Bishop who for several years
the brotherhood. Prof. W. M. Proc
tor represented the faculty and toasts has been |deeply interested in Prohi
bition work is the president of the P
were given by outside college men.
E. W. Haines presided at the eve U Organization and ia pushing the
ning session and after invocation by work rapidly.
Dr. R. E. Dunlap addresses were given ' The battle cry that is ringing through
by Prea. E. H. Todd o f Puget Sound out our state ia "Oregon Dry in 1914“
University and S. B. L. Penroee o f ' Arrangements are being made to send
a delegate to the “ Out to Win” ban
quet to be held in the Portland Y. M.
Better Mail Sereice Proposed
C. A. auditorium on Friday evening
Next week the Southern Pacific!
1«- The State Prohibition
trains will begin operation from th e ' «wnmittee under whose auspices the
depot on Main atreet and very toon banquet ia planned expect a large at-
there will be aeveral trains each w .y ^"dance. The evening ia open to the
a day. It has been proposed by Judge public and Oregon’s beat Ulent and
W.J. R. Beach that an effort be made moat active workers in the prohi
to increase the number of daily mails bition fight will be among the speakers.
in order to furnish more convenient _
communication with Portland and other Captain Stanley and Mr. Grathwell are
°n the program.
COLLEGE DRY FORCES
VERY VERY BUSY FOLKS
ful Contest Man in the W est to Have Charge of This
Seven Are C i en Jobs Cutting
Campaign, R. B. Richardson, of Portland
Wood for Err il Crop—Other*
For the past six months, since the I as possible. The new linotype, backed
present management o f the P ress J by the best news organization o f any
took charge, our single policy in all paper in the county, will keep the P ress
up to the first requirement. We are
lines o f the printing business has been
confident o f adding many hundred new
to “ deliver the goods” the people j subscribers to our list in the coming
want. Our business has been steadily circulation contest, and expect at the
growing, and we have nothing but close to be able to offer the odds over
praise and sincere thanks to extend to any and all competion to our many ad
the people of this community who have ! vertisers.
These statements are not
so positively indicated their apprecia-1 made in any spirit o f boasting, but we
tion o f our efforts.
are trying hard to serve the public well,
However, it is our determined aim to and have spared neither capital nor
establish the P ress as the People’s energy in our efforts to “ deliver the
Paper, the leading newspaper of Forest goods. ”
Grove and Washington County.
Next week the P ress wilt probably
believe that we have been continually be printed from the new linotype slugs.
improving the news service o f the j The same issue will announce the com
P ress and have more than met compe ing contest, and the list o f prizes that
tition, although due to lack of equip will be given away to the successful
ment often at an enormous expense. contestants. Mr. Richardson will be
But this week we have received a new here early in the week to take charge
$2500 linotype o f the very latest design, of the campaign and, backed by the
and will in the future be able to out complete co-operation o f the entire
strip our past efforts many degrees.
P ress organization, will inaugurate the
A newspaper has two distinct func biggest o t r i o f its kind ever made in
tions to fulfill. The first is to furnish this city.
the news of the locality to its readers,
The terms will be such that every
and to offer the public a medium for contestant will win a prize and be paid
the exchange o f ideas to their mutual well for their efforts, and the winners
The second function is to will be awarded in a way that will far
furnish a large list of bonified circula excel your greatest anticipation.
tion to the advertisers in order that
Watch for next week’s announce
their announcements may each week be ment. It will speak for the truth of
carried to as many o f the local citizens these statements.
S. B. STARRETT PASSES THORNS IN MARRIED PATH
AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 TOO MUCH FOR C. TAYLOR
Had Been Member of the City Washington County Man Once
Council and Prominent
Happy, Wants Divorce,
A leging Henpecks
Harry J. Goff
LACK OF OPPOSITION
CALLS OUT SMALL VOTE
Election Board Ha* Easy T me
Monday—Harry J. Goff
In the entire history o f the town,
probably since incorporation, never has
there been such a light vote as was
cast at the city election Monday. The
reason was not because of any lack of
interest o f the citizens in the welfare
o f Forest Grove; it was because there
was not a solitary issue or opposing
candidate to call out a fight.
Always before now something or
some one has agitated many o f the
voters, but this year peace has reigned.
Fdr years the “ wets” and the “ drys”
fought, and always were there two
tickets in the field.
The officers elected were: Harry
Goff, mayor; Marion R. Markham, re
corder; R. P. Wirtz, treasurer, and
the following councilmen: H. B. John
son, B. F. Purdy, John Wirtz and R.
F. Emerson. Mayor-elect Goff is pres
ident of the Forest Grove Commercial
club, a director of the First National
bank and is in the hardware business.
He is a Mason and is actively indetified
with all movements for the benefit of
LAST REGULAR SESSION
EASY FOR CITY FATHERS
Routine Reports and
( lyde Taylor wants a divorce from
his better half, Sarah C. Taylor, be
cause she has rendered his life burden
| some bv charging him with illicit rela
tions with other women, knowing, he
says, that the charges were untrue.
, She also left home on various occa
sions to annoy him. He says she cast
reflections on his station in life, and
told him she no longer loved him.
Taylor has lived practically all his
life thus far in Washington County, and
says he was married to Sarah in Port
ia:.d November 4, 1907, and that for
three years their married life was a rea
o f bliss, so to speak.
Ada and John Nunn are husband and
wife, having been joined in the holy
bonds of matrimony at. Marion, Ken
tucky, in 19 4, but now Ada wants
those bonds loosened, broken and sev
ered, because, she says, John has in
dulged in liquors that intoxicate t»
excess. He failed to provide for her
she complains, and she had to make
her own living.
The American Credit Association,
Thursday night he attended the with head offices in Hillsboro, has filed
joint installation o f the Grand Army a suit against Lulu McLaughlin to col
and Women’s Relief Corps and in the lect $225 alleged to be due on a promis
afternoon was engaged at his trade in sory note.
the Littler Store and seemed to enjoy 1 Stephen Glazik wants a divorce from
the beet o f health.
That evening he Nellie Glazik, who he says deserted
suffered a parly tic stroke from which him. He also wants her barred from
he never gained consciousness.
any title to a lot he owns in Multnomah
Mr. Starret came to this city from County.
Silverton 11 years ago and not long
R. L. Sabin has entered suit against
after was • elected to the council and L. Davis to collect 11070.01, this being
served the city in that capacity faith the amount o f several sums alleged to
fully and well.
be due a number of firms that trusted
As a contractor he built the Congre Davis with merchandise, and which he
gational church, Odd Fellow’« Hall and ia said to have not yet paid. The cred
(Continued on page 4)
itors assigned their claims to Sabin.
S. B. Starrett, ex-councilman and
well known contractor o f this city,
passed away at the home o f his son, P.
C. Starrett on Fifth Street, Monday
afternoon, aged 74 years.
New Business Make It Easy
for Farewell Meeting
Fate was kind to the old Council in
their last regular meeting Tuesday
night by furnishing them with just
routine business and allowing an early
adjournment. They will meet for a
brief spell January 22 for the installa
tion o f Mayor-elect Goff and other
The Finance Committee a^d Treas
urer’s reports were read and accepted.
Upon motion the Council voted to
pay Baker Sappington and Charles
Mirtz one-half of the cost of the
cement sidewalk opposite their prop
erty for a deed to the street abutting
said property on tie south. Council
agreed to ja y each f5-J, and the balance
o f the amount later.
A letter was read from State Labor
Commissioner O. P. Hoff, staling that
he had received criticism from parties
to the effect that men were being
worked at local municipal institutions
in violation o f the eight hour iaw.
Mayor Sanford stated that a represen
tative from the Labor Bureau had been
here a few days ago and he induced the
official to defer proceedings, which he
intended to institute, until the new
council could take up the matter. The
Mayor said that he later received a
message from Mr. Hoff that his re
quest would be granted.
It was voted by the Council to In
struct the Southern Pacific people to
make stops on Third Avenue and A
Street,between Third and Fourth,Fifth
and Sixth streets, to be printed on the
Seventy-seven hungry and footweary
members of the down and out club on
a grand march from Portland to Sal
em were entertained by Forest Grove,
Tuesday for supper, lodging and break
fast yesterday morning in Vert’s HalL
Hot coffee, bologna, head cheese,
sandwiches and other edibles were serv
ed and the soldiers fell to their rations
with relish and avidity. They hsd not
had anything hot since leaving Beaver
ton Tuesday morning, and the lorg
tramp through the wind and rain had
chilled them through to the marrow.
Folks got word early Tuesday that the
army was coming and much excite
ment was rife over a possible distur
bance. But the down and outers didn’ t
manifest a single symptom o f lawless
ness while they were here.
Emil Crop who lives between this
city and Greenville was here Tuesday
evening and consulted with the men
relative to cutting wood and a couple
o f emissaries went home with him that
night and reported to their comrades
next morning. Seven of the men ac
cepted a job cutting wood for Emil
Crop’s brother, August Crop, who has
a contract for 100 cords on the Henry
Mr. Crop stated to the P ress this
morning that the men would get
$1.10 a cord and may have work till
spring if they care for it. He said that
25 men could have been used. But
most of the army wanted to hang to
gether and he could not handle the
Mr. and Mrs. James Rice go ahead
of the show and book their attraction
of “ Marching Men” just like any other
theatrical company. They came ahead
o f the trampers to Forest Grove on a
train and after a conference with
Mayor O. M. Sanford went to the edge
o f the city to meet the men.
llices stayed at the Laughhn Hotel
while here. They were real angry at
Mayor Uagley o f Hdlsboro because he
would not give them a hand out for a
$47.6 equity in county seat property.
Mies Oliver, a Hillsboro stenographer
employeu by an abstract company went
from man to man and consoled with
each upon the “ cause” and the move
Happy, singing with joy, and puffing
huge clouds of smoke, tne 70 wayfarers
lett Wednesday morning headed for
Salem by the way of Yamhill and Polk
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY
TELEPHONES BURNED OUT
When Long Distance and Trolley
Lines Cross—New Switch
board to Be Installed
Two hundred and fifty phones on fifty
lines were put out o f seivice in this
city last Friday night when the toll
line o f the long distance fell across the
Oregon Electric trolley.
George Clark and Gilbert Potwin,
the efficient workmen for Grant
Hughes, were on the job almost day
and night until ail the telephone lines
were restored to service early Sunday
A new four-position switchboard hna
been ordered, and will be installed be
tween February 1 and 16. The entire
central office will be furnished with
new equipment, which will relieve any
possible congestion and provide for