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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1916)
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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Vol. 1, No. 18
FOREST GROVE, OREGON, THURSDAY. MAY 11. 1916
A HUGE SUCCESS
The meeting of the Washington
County Veteran'« Association held
in IlillH h o ro Thursday May 4,
was a great success in every way.
A large number of the Grand
Army and ladies of the Relief
Corps went down from F o r e s t
As soon as the party reached
Hillsboro they identified them
selves by buying and wearing the
beautiful G. A. R. red, white and
blue badge, the proceeds of which
go to aid in the election of the
Grand Army’s nominee for queen
of the Rose Festival, Mrs. Rose
Gillman of Portland. Mrs. Gill-
man is a mother and a grand
mother and to elect her queen of
the carnival is paying a tribute to
motherhood which it deserves.
While these badges were being
sold the Fife and Drum Corps
called the people to the place of
meeting by stirring martial music.
After the crowd had assembled at
the entrance to the Odd Fellows’
Hall more fife and drum music
was played by the “ boys'* in blue
At 10 o’clock everyone went up
stairs to the beautifully and ap
propriately decora'ed hall where
the meetings were held. Mr. J.
T. P.utler, president of the associ
SOCIAL N O T E S
List Monday evening the an
nual open meeting of the Woman’s
Club w ; ls held at Herrick Hall.
Mrs. Bushnell being hostess. The
guests were received by Dr. and
Sirs. Bushnell and given the real
spirit of welcome. The inclem
ency of the weather seemed to
have been forgotten, from the
many pretty costumes and the
number present—over one hun
dred. The hall was beautifully
decorated in green and yellow and
a delightful musical program was
provided by Prof, and Mrs Chap
man. They were greatly appre
ciated, as was shown by the many
encores. The Walker orchestra,
which has helped to make so
many pleasant occasions, played
through the entire evening. After
delicious refreshments were served,
all departed, voting Herrick Hall
an ideal place for such occasions.
A surprise party was g i v e n
Mrs. I). R. Cheney M o n d a y
afternoon at her home on “ B”
street, when a number of lady
friends suddenly appeared at the
door, refreshments and f a n c y
work in hand. As the result of
an injury received, Mrs. Cheney
must use crutches «for a month or
so, and the appearance of these
guests w;is a very pleasant sur
prise, and a happy afternoon was
spent together. T h o s e present
were Mrs. Arthur Copies, Mrs.
George Paterson, Mrs. S. E. Todd,
Mra. O. W. Jones, Mrs. Charles
Walker, Mrs. Hugh Watson and
Mrs Grant Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shearer
and family, Mr. and Mrs. M.
Derting and several friends from
Golden Dale, Wash., were th e
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dinney at.
a five-course dinner Sunday. All
enjoyed the d i n n e r and pro
nounced Mrs. Dinney an excellent
Among those who attended the
Blossom Festival given in Hills
boro Friday nighe were Mr. and
Mrs. Burlingham, Mr. and Mrs.
Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Hurley and
Mr. and Mrs. Thornburg and the
members of the Fleur de Lis club.
Mrs. E. B. Tongue being a mem
ber of the Fleur de Lis Club, and
ation, and commander of the For
est Grove Grand A r m y post,
called the meeting to order. This
was the annual meeting of the as
sociation . As the s e c r e t a r y ,
Comrade Reach, was injured in a
recent accident, Comrade Sias
was elected secretary pro tern.
The minutes of the last meet
ing which was held in Forest
Grove, October 7, 1915 were read
and following this came the elec
tion of officers. Mr. J. T. Butler
was re-elected president and made
a very fitting and splendid little
speech in response to the honor
bestowed upon him. He said it
was no empty honor and as the
years go by and the boys get
fewer they get closer together and
in their maturer judgment they
appreciate each other more and
love each other better ihan they
did in the early sixties.
Comrade Sias of Hillsboro was
elected first vice president, Com
rade Shalcome of Cornelius second
vice president and C o m r a d e
Barnes of Beaverton third vice
Comrade Beach of Forest Grove
was re-elected secretary and treas
urer and Comrade Hatch of Gas
ton was re-elected c h a p l a i n .
Comrade Lincoln of Hillsboro was
elected custodian of the flag.
Young People Wed
At 5:15 Saturday evening, Rev
O. H. Holmes of the Congrega
tional church pronounced the
words . t h a t united the lives
and fortune* of two of Washing
ton county’s most .popular young
people—Rita Macrum and Earle
O. Buxton. Only relatives and a
few of the most intimate friewL
witnessed the ceremony, which
was performed at the home of the
bride’s mother, on South Main
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. J. J Wirtz, was born and
reared in Washington county, is a
graduate of its grade and high
schools and of Pacific University
and one of the most accomplished
young women of the city.
’The groom is a native son of
Oregon, having been born and
reared in this county. He is a son
of H. T. Buxton, a prominent
farmer residing just beyond the
northern city l i m i t s of Forest
Grove, is cashier and a stock
holder of the First National bank
of Forest Grove and a young man
of sterling worth and excellent
prospects. Few men in the com
munity have more friends than
Mr. and Mrs. B u x t o n have
taken the Wirtz residence for their
temporary home, while Mr. and
Mrs Wirtz spend the summer at
Thé Express joins the many
friends of this well-mated couple
in wishing them an abundance of
the good things of life and the
minimum of trials and tribulations.
ARE VERY HUNGRY
Judging by the squirming3 and gyrations of the tax-eaters who
make their living as professional politicians, these creatures are beset
with a fear that Senator William H. Hollis of this city is very likely
to be nominated district judge a week from tomorrow. And it is
further apparant that the professional habitues of the Washington
county court house do not want Mr. Hollis as district judge, for they
are resorting to the tactics of the bushwhacker and ward-heeler to
encompass his defeat. Whether Mr. Hollis’ opponent has a hand in
the dirty work being done, the Express cannot say, but some of his
supporters lead the mob in their unholy and unjustified onslaught.
Just one sample of their tactics will be enough, the Express be-
lieves, to convince fair-minded people that the bitterness of the fight
is not inspired by a desire for justice and fairness. Judge Hollis is
possessed of considerable property, some of which does not pay a
very handsome dividend. As a result, the Forest Grove candidate
for judicial honors has fallen in arrears on some of his taxes. While
the judge is not alone in this dilemma (as the big delinquent tax list
will verify), he is, so far as the Express can learn, the only candidate
being opposed because he “don’t pay his taxes." But the Hillsboro
tax-eaters have prepared a statement of the taxes due from Judge
Hollis and they are gum-shoing around the county and showing
voters this statement, pretending to believe that because he owes
taxes he shouldn’t be nominated to an office. If it were not for the
sinister aspect of this situation, it might be silly. The tax-eaters want
more taxes to eat. If Judge Hollis had paid his taxes a few of the
Hillsboro lawyers might have gotten th**ir snouts deeper into the
public crib. And, by the same token, if Judge Hollis ha 1 been feed
ing as assidulously at the public crib as some of the tax-eaters who
fight him. he could have paid his taxes and had some money left for
Washington county cannot lose anything on Judge Hollis' taxes
—if he doesn’t pay within the time specified by law, his property will
be sold for taxes and some of the tax title sharks can buy up the
property and pick up a little profit in the way of usurious interest.
One of the most active gum-shoers adds many dollars to his
income yearly as a tax title shark.
During the 1913 session of the state legislature, Senator Hollis
voted against an increase in salary for circuit judges and district at
torneys. In the same session, Senator Hollis voted for a bill reduc
ing the salary of the prosecuting attorney and depriving him of a
deputy. Possibly this throws further light on the opposition to
Judge Hollis. The tax-eaters are hungry for salaries, you know.
Last evening sixteen couples of
the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bux
ton called on and assisted them
one of the committee in charge of in spending a pleasant evening.
the Blossom Festival, a specially The saif-invitM guests brought
decorated table was reserved for two handsome rockers as peace
the Forest Grove Fleur de Lis offerings and the hosts were so
Club and the evening was par well pleased with their guests and morning to accompany the re
ticularly enjoyed by all. Mem presents that they prepared and mains to Yamhill for interment.
bers of the Club who attended served refreshments for the jolly
Deceased was born in Texas 74
were mesdames Macrum. Todd company.
years ago and lived for a number
Caples, Marsh and McEldowney,
of years in Washington and Yam
and Misses Langley and Hinman.
David Sparks of this city and hill coun ies. For some years he
and H. B. were engaged in the
The Fleur de Lis Club met with Miss Annie Becker of Woodburn livery business in this city, he
Mrs. Rufus Cheney Wednesday were united in marriage last Sat leaving for Washington some ten
afternoon, and the usual pleasant urday at the home of the bride’s years ago. He is survived by a
time was enjoyed.
parents in Woodburn and, after widow and five daughters. Mrs.
A very pleasant time was spent an excursion to Portland, arrived Ora McClintoek of Yamhill, Mrs.
at the home of Rev. and Mrs. R in this city Sunday evening, where Lydia Campbell and Mrs. Myrtle
E. Dunlap Tuesday
evening. they have taken up housekeeping Chittenden o f Portland. Mr s .
Kate Fouts of Vancouver and
A little surprise was given them
when a few friends met there and in the Hill property, on West P a Mrs. Susan Abernathy of Wash-
spent the evening. After two cific avenue.
Mr. Johnson had been in poor
Mr. Sparks came to Forest
hours and more spent in social
for several years and death
conversation refreshments were Grove from South Dakota about
served and the evening was well a year and a half ago and has, came Tuesday morning.
enjoyed by all. Those present during his short period of resi Funeral services will be held at
were Misses Joan Pierce, Clara dence here, made many friends, Yamhill tomorrow, under the au
Sage, Margaret Curtis. Christine who will be pleased to hear that spices of t h e Yamhill Masonic
Mackrodt, M a r y Corl, Vesta he has found a helpmate and com fraternity.
Greer and Theresa Beahen.
panion to look after his home.
Senator Haines’ Mother Dead
The bride is one of Marion
Sunday Is Mother’s Day
E. W. Haines Monday
county’s fairest daughters and
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day Mr. Sparks is to be congratulated received word that his mother,
and Rev. Dunlap will preach an on winning her for a bride.
Mrs. Ruth E. Moore, of Republic.
appropriate sermon at the M. E.
Wash., was very ill and left that
church in the morning. At 7:30
for her bedside. Before
in t h e evening t h e Epworth
however, his mother
League will give a Mothers’ Day
75 years of age and came to Ore
Rev. Holmes will preach a spec
gon from Iowa in 1872, settling
ial sermon, a p p r o p r i a t e to ington County Fair association with her husband in Yamhill
Mothers’ D ay , n e x t Sunday held a meeting at K. of P. hall county. They also lived near this
morning at the Congregational last evening and dr cussed fair city for about a year and left in
church and special music will be
for a time. Eleven of the 1906 for Washington.
provided for the occasion by the matters
Mrs. Moore is survived by four
were elected a board
of directors, as follows: J. P. Hur children, all grown, as follows: E.
At the Christian church there ley, H. E. Ferrin, Ross W. Reder, W. Haines of Forest Grove, Ore.,
will be special Sunday School ex C. A. Littler, W. J. McCready, and Alvin and Oliver and Miss
ercises at 9:45 a. m., a special A. E. Wescott, L. M. Graham, J. Anna Haines of Repub ic. Wash.
Mothers’ Day sermon by Rev. A. Thornburgh, Walter Roswurm,
The funeral was held at Repub
Ashley at 11 a. m., with special Joe Wiles and C. A. Brodersen.
lic this morning.
music by a ladies’ quartet. Red
These directors will meet with- ,
and white (lowers will be provided in a few days and organize by
Mrs. May Riley Called
for all. In the evening, Mrs. G. electing a president, vice presi
News of the death of Mrs May
H. Learned will give a reading, dent, secretary and treasurer, and
a former resident of this
“At the Foot of the Rainbow.’’
immediately after the election of county, came Tuesday from Syl
Father Buck of the Catholic officers active work for the suc
van, Multnomah county, where
church will have something ap- cess of the fair will begin.
she passed away Monday, aged 21
propriate to say on the subject of
years. Before her marriage, Mrs.
Mothers’ D a y a t 10:30, with,
John Johnson Dead
Riley was May David, daughter
special music for the occasion.
Councilman H. B. J o h n s o n of Mr. and Mrs. John David of
Albert Kirkwood has rented and Tuesday received w o r d of the Scoggins Valley. After her fath
moved into the Sarber place, in death of his brother, John, at Van er’s death, the mother married
the western part of town.
couver, Wash., and left yesterday , James Miller, and lives with her
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Getting Ready for
the County Fair
$1.50 per Year
husband at Sylvan. May mar
ried Jesse Riley in Multnomah
county about two years ago. No
children have come to bless the
union. She was a neice to Mr.
and Mrs. James Hill of this city.
The body will arrive at Gaston
Saturday morning and services
will be held at the Hill ceme
tery at 11 a. m.
Peaceful Session of Council
With all members present, the
city council held a very quiet and
peaceful session Tuesday evening.
City Treasurer Hoar’s monthly
report was read and accepted.
Street Commissioner Watkins
reported street grading progress
ing nicely when the weather per
mits. He was instructed to clean
out the intakes to the city reser
Councilman Todd wanted the
sentiment of the council regarding
the installation of drinking foun
tains along the curb. The senti
ment was that no more stand-pipe
fountains should be installed; they
must be of the shut-off type and
of a design pleasing to the eye.
A contract to permit A. T.
Buxton use of certain overflow
water was referred to the city at
Southern Pacific Railway com
pany w'ill be instructed to put in
meters to measure its consumption
A special inspector, who had in
spected 5,000 pieces of sewer pip*“
once rejected by the city inspect
ors, reported that he found none
of the rejected pipe up to specifi
cations, but thought 3.4 per cent
might have been used without
detriment to the system.
The committee on streets ami
public property was authorized t*>
see that the outlet to the sewe
was properly protected.
The finance committee was in
structed to see if the old stree
car line rails could not be sold, i”.
order that the city might get wha
it spent in having them remove
from the streets.
After allowing the monthly pay
roll, council adjourned.