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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1916)
Jfforvat (Bravt iExpreas
Published every Wednesday at Forest Grove, Oregon.
W . C. Berifer, Editor and Publisher.
Entered as second-ciass matter Jan. 12, 1916, at the
Oregon, under the Act of March
jatoffice at Forest Grove,
W E D N E S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 9, 1916
N O T E S
A N D
C O M M E N T S
How One Oregon Town
Is Being Regenerated
“ I see you are trying to instill
in your readers the spirit of home
patronage," said a traveling man
to the editor of the Express a few
days ago, “ Well, there is no
better work for a newspaper and
none that promises more returns
to the community. I recently
visited Oregon City, which, but a
few months ago, was one of the
dullest towns of its size in the
state. Hut things are changing
now and Oregon C ity promises to
be known from one end of the
state to the other as a ‘ live one.’
“ The ROAD OF A T H O U S A N D W O N D E R S ”
towns in Oregon,” continued the
traveling man, “ and I hope to
see it tried in Forest Grove. N o
town in the state has a better
chance to be prosperous, if the
people just make up their minds
to make it so.”
W hat think you of this story
from Oregon City, business men
of Forest Grove and residents of
Isn’ t the
plan worth trying? The Express
has no desire to force prosperity
on you, but it is willing to help
those who are willing to help
“ H ow was it done,” asked the themselves.
Six Months Round Trip Tickets on Sale
Many attractions for the visitors to California in February.
Bathing at the beaches, picking oranges and lemons, motoring,
playing g o lf or tennis. The beautiful exposition at San Diego
open all the year. Trips to Mt. Lowe or Mt. Wilson, Ocean
trips to Catalina or Santa Cruz Islands. E veryw h ere the door
o f hospitality stands open fo r you.
Ask your local agent or write
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent. Portland, Oregon
license fund. Washington county
vehicle owners spent $2,659 for
licenses last year and it cost
o f McMinnville
$528.75 to collect the licences.
Is the Great Home Insurance Company of Oregon
The probable receipts from this
that has adequately solved the problem of furnishing protection
source in 1916, by the way, is an
for a minimum cost and building up a Reserve Fund that amply
other item that was not given in
protects the assured. It has more than $260,000.00 in first-class
assets, as shown by examination recently made by the Insurance
Patronize the Advertisers
the annual county budget as by
Department o f Oregon.
“ By getting together and under
Forest Grove, Feb. 7, 1916. law required.— Banks Herald.
When insuring your home, remember the slogan, “ Patronize
standing each other," replied the
Editor the Express,
tr iveling man. “ They have orga
Forest Grove people who tried
Forest Grove, Ore.
Agent for Washington county
nized what they call ‘The Live
W e very much appreciate your to buy candies, cigars or tobacco
Office, FOREST GR O VE, OREGON
W ire club’ and the members meet paper and wonder that your ad last Sundry were up agarnst it,
once a week at a banquet. At vertising patronage is not far in for in pursuance to instructions
first only the business and pro excess of the pre.'ent showing. from Sheriff Reeves, the confec
fessional men met and they ac Your paper has many enthusiastic tionery stores were closed and
supporters and readers who would
complished little, for they only
drug stores were limited to the
gladly support your advertisers.
had one side of the question.
of medicines. This action
S u b s c r ib e r .
Then somebody had a brain-throb
as the result of Judge Bag-
For the benefit of “ Subscriber”
and suggested that they invite
T A I L O R
M E N
and others who may feel as he ley’s dissolution of the injunction
their customers— the farmers and
does, the editor will say that there heretofore granted against the en
laborers. Well, they did it, and
Guarnteed. C L E A N IN G , P R E S S IN G A N D A L T E R IN G
are several reasons why advertis forcement of the blue laws. The
the first time one of the merch
SOUTH M A IN STREET
ing is hard to get at this time. court is of the opinion that the
ants got up and complained about
First, business is a little quiet people have had plenty of time in
the farmers sending away for
right now and many merchants which to repeal the law if it is ob
merchandise that was carried in
make the mistake of advertising noxious, but admits that its pro
the local st ires, a hard-headed old
only when business is booming visions are unfair to certain classes
farmer got up and said he was one
(when they don’t need advertising of business. So far as the Ex
of those who sent away for goods,
as much as when business is dull); press can learn, the only com
but explained he learned the habit
second, a number of merchants plaint local confectioners have is
from the business men of Oregon
have agreed not to patronize any that the law is not enforced in
thing but the newspaper trust un- Multnomah county and several
“ The farmer told them that he
t.l some time in March. A fter the other counties of the state. The
had observed that the clothier
first of next month the Express way to get an obnoxious law re
sent away for his sugar and other
will have more advertising and pealed is to enforce it. If a
groceries, the grocer sent away
more job printing. In the mean majority of the people think the
for his clothing and the farmers
time those who want to help the Sunday closing law obnoxious,
had not been slow to follow suit
Express should pa ronize its ad they will probably put it to death
m arket an d grocery
and send away for everything.
In the mean
Right then and there the mer
time, buy your cigars and candies
W. C. R e n f e r , Manager.
“ Home” of Government Inspected
chants began looking at each
and “ A ll Good Things to E at”
Have you registered yet? If
other with anything but friendly
Quality First is Safety First
glunces. It looked fo r a time as not, do it today.
Dates to Remember
though the ‘ Live Wire club’ was
T w o men who fought for a job
As this is to be a year of poli
Originator of Penny Change System in Forest G rove. One
going to bust up in a row, but in Portland were arrested and
Order will convince you.
t ic » it w’ill be well to remember
Phone 692, FO R E ST G R O VE, ORE.
several other farmers and laborers locked up.
the following dates in connection
told of their experiences; one la
The grip epidemic has been a with the elections:
borer said when one of the mer
boon to those California lemon
April 18— Last day to register !
chants built a new home he had
growers who were not victims of for primary election
sent away for carpenters, plaster
April 19— Last day to file peti- i |
ers, etc. He didn’t believe, under
or declarations for nomina- ^
How many of us ask for Oregon
the circumstances, it was wrong
for county offices, district
for the working people to send products when buying pajH'r bags,
their money away when they wrapping paper, etc? There is a
spend it in Forest Grove, and you have a very good chance
0 seeing it again ; you may even handle it again Even if
Then somebody paper mill at Camas, using Oregon
M ay 19 — Primary election.
you never see it again, some of your neighboS w ill get it
told a funny story, several others wood and employing Oregon labor. Polls open from 8 a. m. to 8 p.
startwl to sing ‘H e’» a Jolly Good Let us encourage this industry.
No^ matter*°wheth “ P F ° reSl
grocerie3’ ''»thin*, shoes,
Fellow' and friendship took the
M ay 20— Rc 'pening of regis
\ ictor Murdock, national chair
place of hostility.
Before the man of the progressive party, says tration.
meeting adjourned a committee that his party is so far from dead
June 4— Last day for condidates
wus appointed to go among the that thousands of Bryan demo- *°
statements of expenditures
farmers, laborers a n d business crats will join it this fall. How of Primaries.
people and ask that they all re are they going to
September 28— Last day to file
get T ed d y’s
form, that they go to work to consent tt> come in?
pronwted°*to'^he°city Cdass^by the S j
certificate of nomination by po
build up Oregon C ity and help
or assembly for
A man who would write poetry county and district.
each other, instead of trying to
the “ Beautiful Snow” in the
live off each other for the benefit of
U 7 -I.
October 7— Last day to register
ette valley would be tak- for
of th e catalogue houses. T h e
The Oregon Fire Relief Ass’n
W. P. Dyke
E. G. H O E F E R
Keep Your Money
% & *££
farmers and laUiring people ac
oepted the challenge and things
have bet'll coming nicely for the
town since that time And the
merchants have nearly all agreed
to patronize the paper mill at
Camas when they want paper
bags, wrapping paper, etc., and
they are asking the merchants of
,n* hi* life in h » hands. And yet
* e haven t heard o f any fatalities,
'vhm>in we arv nH' ^ fortunate
l*lan California, where more than
,^ ,-v P*°P*e were drowned by
And over in Montana
l ^e Pt'°P 't‘ rejoiced when the mer-
not get below 40 less
October 13— Last day to file
certificate o f nomination by in
dividual electors for county, dis
of taste and'jSirernen/*n &11 C*?88eso* -¡°b printing, printers
any kind of station«? th en S sflS T l -a n d - y o u can get almost
Come and see.
m st exact,nR fancy might crave.
trict and precints.
Novem ber 7— General election.
Polls open from 8 a. m. to 8. p.
•zing t h e E x p r e s s m l -°U bave 30 P10 reason fo r
Novem ber 22— Last day for
candidates to file statement of
WMhingtoo county in 1915 r c expenditures.
\\ hat has boon done at O n * ™ ceived $2.150.25 from the Mato at.
Typewriter for sale, See it at
C ity can be done at most o f the its portion of the
automobile the Express office.
A d vt
Either will do^ore^for ^For
*° the other local °ffice-
concern outside the city or i S n t ^ ® than 30,116 pmtin*
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