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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1916)
Vol. 1, No. 50
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AN INDEPENDENT WEKKLV NEWSPAPER
KO REST GROVE. OREGON. '1 HURSDA Y, DEC. 21. 1916
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Between e i g h t y and ninety
VoteiM gathered at Verts Hall
Tuesday night and placed in nom
ination candidates for mayor, re
corder, treasurer and five eandi
dates for the city council
Mayor Paterson c a l l e d the
meeting to order and Joseph P.
Hurley was elected chairman and
II E. Kerrin secretary.
C. O Roe then moved that to
receive a nomination a candidate
inU't receive a marjority of all
votes cast. The motion prevailed.
John Thornburgh nominated
(ico. (1. Paterson, present incum
bent, to succeed himself as mayor
and J. (’. Wegner nominated J.
N Hoffman. The chairman ap
Roe and L. M.
Graham as tellers and the bal
lots gave Paterson SO and Hoff
man 2f>. Chairman declared Mr.
W. P. Dyke was the only nom
inee for recorder and he was nom
inated by acclamation.
Ed Sparks, H. G. King and
Ives J. Hoar were nominated for
treasurer and three ballots were
necessary before anybody got a
majority, Mr. Sparks finally win
ning with 45 votes; Hoar 40 and
II. It. Johnson, S. E. Todd, S.
A. Walker and ( \ W. Mertz were
nominated to fill the one-year
councilmanic terms, but Johnson
and Walker refused to iun and
Messrs. Mertz and Todd were
nominated by acclamation.
For the three two year terms.
Dr. C. E Hawke, Ed Wirtz, W.
J. McOready, E. H. Sappington,
John Taylt >r, I. J. Hoar, W. D.
Parker, J.S. Buxton, I). D. Bump.
Dr. Hines, H. J. (loir, E. M. Gra
ham and Frank G o r d o n were
placed in nomination, but all de
clined except Hines, Wirtz, Gor
don. Bump and Hawke. On the
first ballot Messrs. Hines and
Gordon received a majority of all
votes and were declared nominat
ed, but it required the fourth bal
lot to nominate the third man,
Dr. Hawke winning on the fourth
with J.S votes.
Chairman Hurley then asked
what the ticket should be called
and, on motion,it was decided the
names should appear under the
caption “Citizens’ Ticket."
The chairman then appointed
Messrs. H. J. Goff, L. M. Gta-
ham, II. B. Johnson, John Thorn
burgh and W. R. Hicks to fill any
vacancies that might occur be
tween the date of nomination and
election, and the meeting ad
Frank Gordon last evening in
formed the editor of the Express
that lie would not accept the nom
ination, so the committee has at
least one vacancy to fill.
For a town that cast more than
1200 votes at the last general
election, the crowd was a small
one and there was no scramble
for office, as is indicated by the
number who declined to run.
It is possible, however, that
there will bean opposition ticket,
just to make the election interest
By defeating the Sophomores,
Juniors and Freshmen, the Seniors
are the champion basket bailers of
Pacific University and have won
the Homer T. Shaver Interclass
basketball cup for the 1916-17
$1.50 per Year
Much Money Spent
on County Roads
The county court is making its
tabulation of road work done dur
ing the past year, cost, etc., and
when completed it will show some
interesting figures, says the Hills
boro Independent Compilation
thus far shows that 31 92 miles of
macadam and 4.06 miles of gravel
were added to the improved high
ways of the county and that the
total mileage of rock road is 170.5.
Bridges built during the year
totalled 8.71 miles, which gives an
idea of the county’s bridge prob
lem, for although there are few
large bridges the small cm s are
exceedingly numerous and expens
ive to maintain.
The total miles of all kinds of
roads in the county is 956.5, of
which 696.42 are dirt. Of the
dirt mileage 634.54 miles weie
worked this year and the charac
ter of improvement and mileage
of the remaining roads is as fol
lows: Corduroy 33.9, plank 24.4,
macadam 170 5, giavel 31.2. In
addition to the total mileage built
this year given above 14.26 miles
of macadam and 13 5 miles of
gravel road were repaired.
De'ails of bridge construction
work, of which there was a total
of 8.71 miles built during the
yiar, show that there are 505
under 12 feet with a total length
of 3612 feet and 499 over 12 feet
with a total of 424,185 feet.
Total expenditures for roads
and bridges during the year were:
Dirt road construction
Tools, machinery, etc., owned
by Washington county are as fol
lows: 3 pumping engines a n d
pump , 1 Austin road oiler, 24
graders, 2 bitumin tar kettles and
spreaders complete, 10 s t e a m
road rollers, 10 rock crushers, 2
stationary engines, 2 traction en
gines, 22 rock, quarries, 7 steel
dr ags , 14 Fresno scrapers, 26
wheel scrapers, 155 slip scrapers,
54 plows. 64 picks, 143 shovels,
61 mattocks, 24 split log drags.
Notice of City Election
Pursuant to Order of the Com
mon Council of the City of Forest
Grove, notice is hereby given that
the general election of the City of
Forest Grove, Oregon, will be
held on Monday, January 8,
1917, at the Council Chambers on
the West side of Council Street
and in Verts Hall on the West
side of Main Street, in said city,
between the hours of 9 o'clock A.
M. and 7 o’clock P. M of said
day, at which time and places
there shall be elected one Mayor
for the City of Forest Grove, for
a term of one year; one Recorder
for a term of one year; one Treas
urer for a term of one year; three
Councilmen for a term of two
years, and two Councilmen for a
term of one year.
W. P. DYKE,
Recorder of the City of Forest
President Bushnell attended a
meeting of Pacific University
Alumni Association at the Sunny-
side Cong-egational church, Port
land on Wednesday of last week.
Misses Eva and Gladys Stod
dard, who have been for three
months in Forest Grove, left Tues
day for their home in Alpine.