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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1917)
AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Vol. 2, No. 13
FOREST GROVE. OREGON. THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1917
$1.50 per Year
paved east and west through this'
county, by way of Hillsboro,
Forest Grove and Gaston and he
hoped the people of the county
would vote "right.”
Graham made an ap-' Washington, April 4.—The res Detailed plans of the War De
One hundred resident! of Wash for the bonds, saying the advo peal President
having vacant j olution declaring that a state of partment for raising an army num
ington and adjoining counties met cates of good roads were asking room« to rent people
encamp war exists between the United
the people to vote now for $0.- ment, at it was going the
al the Hotel I.aughlwi dining room 000,000.
a big States and Germany was adopted bering millions if that is necessary
might later ask job to accomodate all the visitors.
Tuesday evening for a Commer for more They
as Mr. Spence He suggested rate of $1.00 per. in the senate tonight by an over i “to bring the government of the
cial cluh dinner and to hear the suggesO-d, t*onds,
hut until they did
majority. It will be German empire to terms” were
[>er night, for either one or ! whelming
road bond question discussed.
there was no need to worry. He bed
placed in President Wilson’s
two occupants; 25c for breakfast tomorrow. passage in the House hands
was satisfied that if the bonds and
President Graham of the Com carried,
today in the form of a bill
25c for dinner and supper, i Senators who cast the negative
could and John
mercial cluh presided and. in open would do the all commission
Thornburg moved that j votes were Gronna, of North prepared by the General Staff and
be "this body;
ing the meeting extended an in tween 500 and it claimed—pave
not as aCommer-' Dakota; La Follette, of Wiscon reviewed and revised in part by
000 miles of state rial club,” but
vitation to all residents of the highway Portland
would pay 40 bond question. On a a vote
Norris, of Nebraska; Lane, of Secretary Baker and the general
rising vote, sin;
county to join the club, stating per cent of the bill and would not ninety
Stone, of Missouri, and officers who are his military ad
the hundred present Oregon;
a mile of the road, as the bill voted in of the
that with the G. A. R. encamp get
ment, the important road work incor|>orated cities and towns. which the meeting adjourned.
contemplated and various other in "You
all want better roads,” he Among those present were a
matters needing attention, there said, "the oidy question is how number of women, who seemed
they shall be paid for. If you vote to take as much interest in the
was plenty of work for all.
the bonds, the auto owners will debate as the men and President
President Graham then intro do
paying; if you don’t, you’ll Graham invited them to join the
duced Simon Benson of Portland, not the
roads unless you vote club. Interested delegates were Determined to bear a part of
a member of the state highway direct the
tax.” He cited instances present from Orenco, Beaverton, the burden in case Uncle Sam be
M. W. A. County Camp
commission, who proceeded to tell a where
farmers near Gresham had Hillsboro, Banks, Gaston, Dilley comes involved in war, a number The county camp of the M. W. A.
about the provisions of the $0,- been paying
$.‘J per ton to get and Wapato and all showed a of the young ladies of the city j for Washington county convened at
000,000 road bonding act and freight into Portland,
but with deep interest in the question.
Banks yesterday afternoon, with H. G.
what the commission proposed to the coming of a paved road,
Mrs. Sherrett of the Laughlin have organized a unit of the! King and E. P. Martin of this city act
do. He stated that the bonding trucks had been delivering auto
did not know she was to have the Girls’ National Honor Guard in ing aa chairman and secretary. Henry
act specified where the roads were farm produce on Front street the
for banquet until 9 o'clock the pre this city and will offer their ser- Atlee of Banks was elected delegate to
to be built and estimated that the $1 00 per ton. Of course, all farms
evening and she was put to vices to the government as nurses, the state camp, to be held at LaGrande
money from the bonds, the reve would not be on the paved high vious
preparing for so many clerks, stenographers, hospital May 2d, with H. G. King as alternate.
nue from the quarter-mill tax and ways, but they all lead to markets guesrs, as in she
was at first told to cooks, auto drivers and in various The next m eeting of the camp will be
the money provided by the fed
after the counties were re prepare for 75, but she made good, other capacities.
in Hillsboro in 1920. A t 6 o’clock the
eral government would in five and
of keeping up these trunk as she always does, and the ban The first meeting was held at delegates had a fine dinner at the
years hard-surface GOO miles of lieved
they could use their road quet was satisfactory.
state highway; that the state lines,
Verts’ hall Saturday afternoon, Banks hotel, after which they witnessed
would take care of this highway highways and the farmers could
with Miss Helen Phillips, presi Banks camp initiate four new members,
when completed, leaving the get their produce to market much reorganized ten days ago, its mem- dent of the Newaka Camp Fire followed by an oyster supper a t mid
counties free to spend the money cheaper than now. This would l»ership was confined to its officer-, Girls, presiding, ami a number of night.
now put on these highways into enhance the value of every acre of but Saturday morning Messrs. the girls listened to addresses by Those from this city in attendance
laterals or roads leading to the farm land. In closing, Mr. Boise McCready, Fenenga, Littler, In- Miss Mann of Albany and Miss were H. G. King, E. P. Martin, W. B.
highways. The $6,000,000 bonds paid a glowing tribute to Mr. low, Broderson and Hollis got Ixingley of this city. A number Potwin, E. U. Cate and J. M.Tucker,
arrived home ju st before daylight
would be paid by the men who Benson as the master philanthrop busy and by the close of the ban enrolled at this time and at a who
own and operate automobiles, as ist
of Oregon and stated there vinced an even hundred citizens Monday afternoon with Miss
a bill had been enacted by the would
l»e no graft in the paving of that it was to their interest to be Langley presiding, many more
CONDENSED NEWS NOTES
lust legislature which doubled the
highways so long as Ben-en come
license fee on motor vehicles and the
on the job. He also appealed the largest paid membership the Kappa Delta society of Pacific Mrs. W. A. Ross of Eddy is
these fees, with the other funds was
to stand up for I club has ever enjoye<i and the end University joined in a body. Of among the invalids.
mentioned, would pay both the President present
the Stars is not yet, for there are others ficers were elected as follows: L. Chowning of St. John visited
principal and interest on the an«l Stripes in the and
who should, and probably will, Mrs. Ray T. Williams, leader; his son, Brady, and wife Sunday.
bonds, even if there never were He did not vote for Wibon crisis.
Miss Marjorie Forbis, assistant The little daughter of Mr. and
any more motor vehicles than at he was back of him now. If war join. _____________
leader; Ruth Haines, secretary; Mrs. Loren Watkins has the mea
present. In the past, however, the came, it was not Wilson’s seeking
Lucile Higby, treasurer; Donna sles.
increase had been one-third per
every American should be
Mack, leader of Corps No. 1; Word from Portland is to the
year and if this increase continued, and
Dulcina Brown, leader of Corps effect that M. J. Abbott contin-
at the end of 25 years there would loyal
Mr. Spence followed and as
be a balance left after paying off serted
No. 2; Manche Langley, leader of ues to improve in health and may
that Multnomah's generos Sometime between midnight Corps
the bonds. He promised that he ity in paying
j be home in ten days.
40 per cent of the
would be very careful that nobody cost of the proposed
Miss Elizabeth Sheuh returned
roads was Saturday and 2 o’clock Sunday their badges and the officers have rf ues(jay
got any unearned profits out of amazing. If that county
work in the home
has 40 morning, burglars entered th e outlined the following schedule of Prof F c her Taylor,
the building of the roads.
cent of the wealth of Oregon, court house at Hillsboro and at for the classes.
C. E. Spence, master of the ier
asserted, it had somebody ebe’s tempted to force the safe in the Class in plain sewing, to be held at rniim n«
state grange, followed and con le share.
Mrs. E. F. Burlingham’s. Thursday af- m “ m pS‘
it’s roads you want,” sheriff’s office, after having cov ternoon,
tended that he was as much in said Mr. "If
after school work. The ladies Local W oodmen of the V\ orld
"vote down the ered the door with horse blankets of the Belgium
favor of good roads as Mr. Ben bonds and S|K>nce,
Aid have kindly con- are planning for a big time on
son or any of the other boosters it’s bonds you want, just take the to muffle the sound. Nitroglyc sentedto lake over
the girls for the May 12th, when a Portland de-
for ‘’peacock” highways. But he advise of these gentlemen and erine was the explosive used. p am sewing a a ime.
gree team . will , confer . . . the . degrees
Class m swimming will be held at the
wanted to pay for the roads as vote for them.”
P. U. gymnasium, Friday afternoon at on a n u fNbPr m c a n d id a te s.
they were built and was more in Asked how wide the proposed The safe is rather old and of an 3:30
bring their own Mrs. j q Lenneville was in
terested in roads for the farmers paved roads would be, Mr. Ben tiquated make, but it appears, bathing The suits girls and will
to see . her broth-
than for paved auto highways. He son replied that that would be de like a pair of sox, to have gained Military Drill of the entire Guard will Portland
would be willing, he said, to take termined by the amount of travel; strength with age, for it refused be held in the P. U. gymnasium on Sat- Walter Morns, who was m-
at 1:45. Mr. Ray Williams has jured in a train wreck six weeks
the auto licenses, year by year,
left to to the commission; ; to open, although badly sprung urday,
kindly consented to direct this work. ago, and found him improving
and build so much road yearly as it he was
thought the average would be and bent, and the burglars left Dr. The W*ard
first aid work will be directed by nicely.
this fund and the quarter million about
and lectures will be an-! The "Star Points” of the East
levy provided. He contended that
these funds would pave the GOO Asked when the last million 'or $1,000 and about $75 in mon The classes in automobile driving ern Star chapter will give their
miles asked for in seventeen years, would be spent, he replied that : ey,
be opened as soon as the weather first Easter Monday party at
burglars evidently fig will
permits. M a n y o f t h e automobile Masonic hall on April 9th. All
without paying $4,000,000 inter the law make available one mil ured but that the considerable
money owners and dealers have kindly con sisters and brothers are cordially
est on $0.000,000 bonds. He as lion in 1917, two in 1918 and the might be found therein. tax Prison
to give their time and machines invited. Program and refresh
serted that it was proposed to remainder would be used as fast ers in the county jail heard the sented
work and a number of the girls
spend $1,500,000 of the $6.000,- as the work could be done.
instructed in driving and caring ments.
at 2 o’clock, but had no for automobiles.
000 on the Columbia highway, D. B. Reasoner, county judge explosion
of notifying anyone of the Mrs. A. T. Buxton will direct a class Bert Doman and Harry Hogue
which would not leave < nough to of Washington county, was in fa way
but they began to in home cooking, and specific announce have gone to Portland to enlist in
do all that was promised by the vor of the bonds; he was not in shout and make
so much noise ments of this class will be given later, i company F, third infantry, and
bond boosters. This big bond is favor of Mr. Spence’s piecemeal, that the burglars left.
people of the town have been par- several more boys have tried and
sue, he feared, was merely the pay-as-you-go plan; did not want the fact that the keys to Owing
in assisting the girls in
the jail this work kind
and the spirit of co-operation ! been moved, - but The
first of others to follow. More to wait 17 years for the paving of were in the safe, the prisoners
bonds would be asked to save 000 miles of highway. He pre could not be fed until about noon, Eighty-six girls had joined up to last has ordered that no government
what work had been started. He dicted that the bond issue would after blocksmiths had, with sledge evening.
was, apparently, afraid some pav carry and feared that if Washing hammers and chisels, opened the
Mrs. H. R. Bernard and Mrs.
ing company was going to mtike ton county did not vote favorably
Christian Church Convention John
were last night
some easy money off the paving we couldn’t expect very much battered
Toward the close of the district con elected Templeton
The same night somebody cut vention
delegates to the thirtieth
contracts. "Iiet us try out our from the commission. Mr. Spence a panel
of the back door of this city last Friday, the old officers annual session of the Rebekah
commission this year with about »ski'd if that was a threat to club the C. C. out Hancock
store at Cor were re-elected, as follows: F. T. Por state assembly, to be held at Eu
$1,000,000,” he said. ‘‘If they Washington county voters into nelius and carried away
$75 worth ter, Salem, president; B. L. Hicks, gene on May 22. Mrs. Bernard
show that they can build roads line and the judge replied that it of shoes, shirts and other
as district dep-
honestly, then we can give them had always been the policy of the chandise, including a few pies mer
. , .
some more money.” He believed county court to help those road cakes.
It was decided to hold four county U ^ Presl ®n *
Mr. B e n so n to be honest, hut districts that tried to help them
conventions next year, instead of a dis There have been rumors for
charged that he was so prejudiced selves.
John Masbn, who has charge trict convention, the dates to be ar some days of several men up
in favor of VVarrenite that he Senator Wood of Hillsboro said of the department of oratory in ranged
Creek being arrested for
couldn’t see anything else in use. he was about as close in money the Oregon City high schools, at other. so as not to conflict with each 1 ! Gales
traitorous remarks about
He believed the patents on the matters as anybody; believed that tended assembly Tuesday morn The convention sent a telegram to the government, but the Express
Warrenite expired in two years was why he was elected, but he ing at the high school here and President Wilson assuring him of the cannot learn of any actual arrests,
hearty support of the delegates in any aIth
h th .
r a number of
and then roads could l>e built was for the bonds as the quickest, gave a number of excellent read action
cheapest and easiest, way to get ings. Several other interesting the threatened
U. S. s cret service men in every
Whitney L. Boise, a Portland good roads. The bonding a c t numbers were given by local It was a fine war.
in the State, watching
attorney, followed with an appeal specifies that a highway shall be talent.
largely attended as it might have been, suspects.
U. S. SENATE VOTES
82 to 6 FOR WAR