Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, May 30, 1918, Image 1

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Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, May 30. 1918
Memorial Day’s New Message
Hr purl I rem Prcclact lit tieod
Alice M. Croft waa captain of Tram
B, Precinct No. 114. Her helper* worked
in pair*, each pair taking two avruur*
From 10 a. m. to 4 .30 p m. on the flrat
day 111 '.bb waa taken in. In the two
day*' work a total of (16H.U6 waa col- i
The captain aay* of her team: “1
wiah al thia time to e*|i*cia)ly thank
thiwe team woravra for their iiiterraling
effort* in behalf of the “Greateet Mother
on Earth”—the Red Cross, and to
those who ao gnneroiialv gave the hie**'
Inga of million* of suffering humanity
will k> added ”
local Calf Ha«» Worker*
Since January H the lent* Red Croat
Auxiliary baa made 43 t*>l ahirta. 7 h
pajama amt*, trouaer* and coata, 21
surgeon apron*, >* napkina, rt lied eocks,
IM> tea towel*, 70 arm alinga, H tray
Cloth*, 42 pillow*, 11 laaly hand*. 10
pillow «lipa, flo cape, 12 T-bindera, 5x
handkerchief*, 30 tape ahirta, III pack­
age* of gun wipes, UH pair* of *ocka, 17
pair* of wristlets, 34 awMtera. 0 helmet*
and 3 scarfs.
The Rebekah fxalge of lent* also ha* |
donated eight knitted *<|uarea for
The I'arent-Tracln r Association and
Junior Red (1roe* of lent* turned over
|15 to the auiiliarv, the proceed* of
their recent entertainment.
Many of the mvmlier* of tin* auxiliary
work from 10 in the morning until 5 in
the afternoon, riie Lent« public rchool
furuish** hot lunch for the worker*.
JcHcrson High Ralxa Goodly Sum
More than
(or the Red Croat is
the record made by the Jefleraon high
acliool, according to Mr* E. U. Will,
captain of pncinct No. 2.’>8, which ir-
clude* the high school. Mr*. Will ie-
ported Thuraday afternoon that the, to­
gether with her solicitors, had already
obtained IltkK) from the precinct*.
Clackama* County Active
Clackama* county went clear over tlie
top the lirat .day Every person ami
place waa canvaaaeil and given an op­
portunity to do hi* bit. An angel cake
containing the whiten of 42 egg* wa*
nohl at one of the moat entlmaiaatic
Ixiyalty league meeting* ever held in
Clackama* county at Beaver Creek Wed­
nesday evening. The cake was cut into
slice* and auctioned off, each slice sell­
ing for 30 cent*. The proceeds from the
cake alone amounted to over f 15. The
money all went to the Beaver Creek
Red ('roes chapter. Before the cake
wa* sold it wa* christened with tiny
candy hearts in honor of General
Deal Children Help
Wonderful interest wa* shown in the
school lor deal children, which i* a divi­
sion of the Buckman school. Seventeen
schoc) children raised |7i) through meth­
ods unique, all the more no considering
the unfortunate afflictions of the young
patriots. Three little girls collected 50 i
cent* tn odd change and opened up a [
lemonade stand near the school on 1
Ankeny street. They wore Red Crons
nurse coslumenan ' dreorated their little
stand artistically with their mothers'
tiest flag*. They did a flourishing busi­
ness. Big dollars—000 per cent—was
realised on the investment, and the en-|
tire amount wa* turned over to the can­
vassers. The Htand in still doing a very
good business and the proceeds will be
turned over to the fund a* long an the
business proves profitable.
These little girls have shown an en­
ergy and patriotism that older citizens
might well pattern after.
Rev. U. C. Fowler, pastor of the Tre-’
mont Neurine Church, is helping in
the organization of the annual Assam-
I '»•, w|deb w*1’ he held in the M. K.
(.'hniih Boiit’i, Union n< vnne and Mult­
nomah street, .livu 4.
Veterans Always With the Boys
in Spirit, Though They
. May Not March.
John Walrod, Captain ol Precinct 122
re|H>rt> Ihr llr«t day's wurk <>l hi* tram
in an appraciulivn luauner. Ila aayi:
"I l>*ll*v« I had tile flu**l team In
Precinct No. 122 that there wa* in tin-
city, and the tinrat lookuig lad"* They
ware •<> pleasant no on« c<iul<l tie Ip lint
give freely. They had no word* with any
one and I don't think they mleaed a
hoiiaq, If any man or woman w»i
miaard, juat hold up your hand and
that you are called Upon.
I want to thank Mr* Myrtle Steph­
ane. Sueie Gatee, Alice Orendort, Addle
Allen, lenora Parker, Adia Abraham,
Jennie Robb, May Roeaall, Miula l*ea>
ton au<i Fatal la Huntington for the very
bualneaelike manner in whim they did
their work. Their work wa* well done
and they are deserving of great praiee
The result for the canvas wa* |323 06
Vol. 16.
~~’CMES the old-time feelin' at
the beatin’ o’ the drum,
An’ I’m tiltin' in the sunlight
an a-watchin' of ’em come!
An' I seem rejuvenated!—see the
old-time battle sky,
An’ I’m one o’ them same youngsters
—with the boys a-marchin' by!
Don’t they keep step fine!
An’ I’d give the world to jine!
(Thsy’s lots o’ grayhaired fellers
that oould form a battle line!)
Brave soldiers, who have worn the blue!
Brave soldiers, who have wom the gray I
Alike to human rights renew
Your pledge of fealty today!
Blue, Gray,
and Khaki
Al! One Color Now That |
the Country Calls on
the Loyalty of
Her Sons.
of the Vigilant**.
HKNKVER, here In th* lit­
tle town of Flushing, on
Ix>ng Island, we have had
a pathetic affair In connec­
tion with the present great world war,
the little handful of aged men who
are alt that la left of the Grand
Army of the Republic here, have
had seats on the pintform. In the
parade* they have had their place
tn line, seated In automobiles. Ln*t
year. wh*n these aged veterans had
their annual Memorial day parade,
they permitted the Liberty Loan com­
mittee's automobile* to occupy a place
In the line.
No doubt, when these old men an*
naked to the sent* nt honor In affair*
having to do with the present war
only, there I* a desire, on the part of
those who Invite them, to honor th«1
men who fought through one war ami
who have lived to *<•<• another anil more
enonuoii* Avar. Sitting on the plat­
form or In the automobiles the old
men may think. "Even In these mighty
time* we nrc n<>t forgotten.”
They are not forgotten. Indeed,
they are more freshly and more Im­
portantly remembered than they have
been for many years. It la hardly too
mu eh to any that they are only now
being remembered.
Except on the
one day Memorial day -set aside In
honor of their dead comrades, the old
men In blue have been fairly well for­
gotten. They have been submerged
In the onward rush of new time* and
new Interests, and not remembered ex­
cept when they put on their uniforms
to place flowers on the flag marked
grave*. When, to secure a few dol­
lar* for one purpose or another, they
held nome *mall affair, we remem­
bered with something like surprise that
they were still alive. Then we forgot
them again.
The*e old men seem, as they sit on
the platform these days, rather silent
and unmoved. There Is ao much enthusi­
astic youth nnd lively patriotism In
the seats facing them thnt by contrast
they seem stolid and uninterested.
What they are thinking of It all 1 can­
not tell. They are very old men. many
of them, nnd many of them are none
too well, for they have the Infirmities
of age. No, I cannot guess what they
are thinking. One may ho thinking
thnt he would be more comfortable In
bed ; another may be thinking how pit­
iful It Is that he should have fought
and lived to see. In his last days, a
now and a greater wnr, n* If wars were
never to end; another may be think­
ing of Hltnllnr meetings and similar pa­
triotic fervor that leaped Into lielng
when Sumter wiis tired upon.
Sight to Arouse Patriotism.
I wish we could have, hero In Flush­
ing, or out yonder In Iowa, or in
Oregon, n band of the old men In
gray to sit on the platform nt a pa­
triotic meeting, ns we have the old men
In blue, sitting I know how we would
feel when we saw them seated there
No. 22
Ixtfore us. with the flag of our coun­
try over them, and perhaps the flag
of the Confederacy they fought for
hnnglng at It* aide. Bomeone would
«tart singing "Dixie." nnd every one
would slug Someone would atari sing­
ing the “Htar-8|mngled Banner.” and
every one would sing. If there were
old men In blue sitting side by side
with the old men In gray, w* would
weep. We could not help weeping. It
would he a night none of us would
ever forget, because the presence of
the old men In blue and in grny would
mean to us the union of complete pa-
triotlara, North. Kouth. East and West.
In n consecration of this just war
against ruthless autocracy.
Thnt would be the first night we saw
the old meti In gray and the old men
In blue sitting there. Presently we
would become accustomed to seeing
them sitting there. Just as we have be­
come accustomed to seeing the old
men In blue here In Flushing. We
would applaud them each time, but
we would not weep again, because that
first great sweep of emotion would be
over. Then we would feel Just what
we now feel when we see the old men
of the Grand Army of the Republic at
our meetings.
We would feel thnt they were there
(o typify the greater, the everlasting
Too Many Lack Real Patriotism.
In a time of great stress, such as the
present. Ideas are In flux and each day
bring« Its high and low tides of pa­
triotism. Each day, tAwn, and village
Ism. There are men who are all hut
disloyal, and men who are like gleam­
ing beacons of loyalty. There are par­
tisans who put party abjve ^country,
ami shifters who change with every
breeze. There arc sliders who weak­
en at every German He nnd strength­
en between Iles. There are fnke Intel­
lectuals who gurgle and croon over any
bit of unpntrlotlsm nnd who scream for
world-democracy but sneer at America.
Each city. town, nnd village Is Just
.such a poo) of swaying, senseless, un-
nnchored feeling. And on the plat­
form sits the little group of old men In
blue—American once. American twice,
American now nnd every minute and
every hour.
Thnt Is what we see when we look
at the old men In blue on our plat­
form* here In Flushing. Rather silent
Traveler Visits Lents.
Harris Wilson, formerly employed >n
Morton, traveling ■ leeman for
Chester’« Rarber Shop, wae a Lent* vis­
itor Tueadav.
He is demonet ating the Mergenthaler Linotype Co. of Ben
Brunswick Talking Machine« for the Francisco was a pleasant caller at this
Jon.« Ii-cg Co. of O-egon CRr
fll'-e Mondav.
Forty ehnrehe* are represented at the
eampmeeting at Creston * tat ion. The
conference opened Tuesday evening at
7:30 o’clock.¿.More than 300 tent* make
up a young city, planned to glorify the
Redeemer of mankind.
A number of prominent pulpit orator*
will «peak during the two week* the
conference is infreseion.
The Oaks Now Open
The Oake amusement park opened
Saturday with an unusual number of
Comes the old-time feelin’ as I see features for entertainment. The audi­
'em march along;
torium where Cioffi's band will give its
The winds that wave the old flag concerts, will seat more than 2G0u, while
the skating rink will accommodate 7000.
seem to sing a battle song!
The dance ball is large enough for from
200 .to 300 couples. Manager Cordray
announces that all concessions and
pleasure devices are in readinees for
tbe crowds.
German Names of Streets Changed
Final action to change tbe Teutonic
nnd rather unmoved, they sit there
uamee of certain streets in the Brook lyn
with their blue hat* acroaa their
district has been taken by the city
knee*—Americans all the way through '
It I* what those of the South see when
council. ’Under tbe ordinance jaeeed
they look upon their old men In grny.
tbe following changes have been auth­
These men have fought. They have
orized : Frederick street to Pershing,
lived long. Out of their battle* and
Karl to Haig; Rhine to McLoughlin;
the well-fought fields came the Re­
Frankfort to LaFayet’e, Bismarck to
public aa It la today, strong and no­
ble. and they have seen It nnd know
that It la good. We come in from an
Government Allowances Mailed
air that is permeated with disloyalty,
petty questionings and German-propa­
In answer to inquiries ’from families
gated doubt*, and we see these si­
of soldiers and sailors, tbe war iirk in­
lent unmoved old men. the faithful.
surance bureau has announced that all
They are not questioning why. It is
checks for April allotments for pay nnd
enough that the Republic has been In­
government allonances were mailed on
sulted and assailed. That Is. when
we come to think of IL enough for all
tbe 25th of May.
of ua.
Great Republic Bern In War.
Freight Rates Increase
Out of the wars that have been An’ the n|U on the rack there—must
The Oregon Public 8ervice commis­
fought on our Roll we have created a
I see it with a sigh,
Republic. Washington. IJncrfln. Davin.
sion has received word from W. G. Mc­
Grant and Lee, the thousands in blue My war days gone forever, an’ the Adoo stating that be would increase’all
boys a-marchin’ byf
and buff. In blue and In gray, wrought a
freight and passenger rates, in order to
Republic out of the raw, chaotic Ideas
meet cost of operation.
of freedom, braving foreign powers
Keepin’ step so fine—
anil daring a struggle at home In or­
How it thrills this heart o’
der that the best might result, and the
Republic »till stands—the best the
o' grayhaired fellers that
world has yet kjiown.
It Is good
The State encampment of G. A. R.
would form a battle line!)
enough for the old men In blue and the
held at Albany recently closed with the
old men In grny; it I* enough for
them that It ha* l»een scorned and In­ It isn’t to the old brigades they’re election of the following officers: T. H.
Stevens, Portland, commander; E. F.
sulted by a bloodthirsty Imjwrial Ger­
handin’ out the guns.
Sax, Albany, eenior vice; A. C. Spencer,
The ¡¡ged men In blue nnd gray re­ Though when it comes to trouble we Ashland, junior vice; J. E. Hall, Port­
are all the country’s sons!
mind us that there Is still a Republic,
land, medical director; Daniel Drew,
a fact we are too prone to forget. They An that’s why I’m a-sayin’, when Portland, chaplain.
file In slowly, some of them leaning on
Officers of the Ladies of the G. A. R.
the time’s drawin’ nigh,
canes, and take their scats, and put
are: Mrs. Eva Carnegie, president;
their lints across their knees. They
Minnie Simons, Portland, senior vice;
with the boys a-marchin’ by!
look out upon the audience with eyes
Elwood, Lents, junior vice;
thnt nre dim; they stand when the
Myrtle Eggeuian, Springtield, trrasurer;
“Stnr-Spnngled Banner" Is sung, and
Don’t they keep step fine!
Elmira Underwood, Portland, chaplain;
then sink into their seats again, si­
An’ I’d give the world to jine!
Veleria Benvie, Portland, counselor.
lent and rather unmoved. They lis­
ten to speeches and rather wonder (They's lots o’ grayhaired fellers j Officers of the Woman’s Relief Corps
that would leap to battle line!) j are: Bertha Drew. Heppner, president;
what It is nil about, I Imagine. Why
should this mnn shout ao loudly that —Frank L. Stanton, in the Atlanta Mrs. S. Watte, Corvallis, senior vice;
we must tieware of this or that? What
Mary Simons, junior vice; Minnie
has thnt got to do with it? The Re­
Horseman, Portland, secretary ; Jennie
public hns declared wnr nnd the war
Bentley, Hood River, inspector.
must be won though ft cost the Inst
All three organizations »elected The
life and the Inst dollar. That Is what
Dalles for the next state encampment.
the old men think, I Imagine. They
They offered their live*—
what Is nil this pother about? Have
The State Woman’s Press Club has
the Germans already annexed the coun­
sent out a circular letter over the state
try. or Is It still a free and Independ­
urging all clubwomen to endorse a reso­
ent Republic? Well, then, there are
NOTHING SAFE FROM THEM lution «ent out concerning the xone poe-
hut two thing* to do—tight and win!
tal act and urging all to send in pro­
Their Duty Done; Our* to Do.
Gen. Henoeck Evidently Had High tests to Congress.
In their old age they sit there, the
Opinion of the Foraging Abilities
veterans In blue and gray, and they
of th* Nineteenth Maine.
The seventh annual convention of
are rather helpless. They are old and
Oregon Grand Chapter of the P. E. O.
they are feeble; they cannot tight, few
“There Is some doubt as to what
of them can so rtuch ns work; they part the Nineteenth Maine played In Sisterhood was held at Sa!em last week.
look ,out with dim eyes, not quite un­ the war,” remarked a veteran of that
derstanding. but with faith that we regiment. “The fact is, the Nineteenth
The East Woodstock Red Cross unit,
will do what they are no longer able ate up the Southern Confederacy. They
to do. In a few days they will slip stole pigs, robbed hen roosts, cleaned of which Mrs Selden J. Cochran ie
away nnd no longer be. nnd these last out orchards and cellars and foraged chairman, will in tlie future meet on
hours they loosen their fingers and let the country so thoroughly that the Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays.
slip Into our hnnds. for safety or for enemy had nothing left to feed on, and
loss, to be preserved or dishonored, *o lay down nnd died.”
Mrs. Dora Gerardy, president of the
the Flag of the Republic.
Then Al Wells of tne same regiment Creston Parent Teacher Association,
And we? We dispute nnd complain took up the thread of the story:
who has been ill for a number of
nnd whine nnd falter.
But. hark!
“We were sweeping along one day. months, is recuperating and hopes to be
What sound Is thnt? The old men In dining on the fat of the land, as usual.
able to take up her work again eoon.
blue nnd gray arjse nnd salute with Another troop was ahead, and between
trembling hands. Their old eyes fill them and us rode General Hancock. As She says she ie very grateful for the
with tears. They stand and listen to the general was passing one planta­ flowers and notes which have been sent
the trnmp! tramp 1 tramp! of mnny tion. the aged proprietor came out and her by the various organisations and
wishes to express her thanks.
feet. There are still men to carry •topped the general's party.
the Fing" <Tf the Republic, for out of
"General,” said he, “I want gome
the hnnds of the men tn blue and the sort of safeguard. Those troops thnt
The next congressjmeeting of the Mult­
men In grny the Flag hns passed to have Just gone by stole my pigs, lifted
C. E. Union Will be held next
the hnnds of the boys In khaki, and we my hen roosts and emptied my cellar.”
Tuesday evening, June 4, at tbe Bunny -
«ee then) marching by—thousands, and
“I’m sorry,” said Hancock.
tens of thousands, and hundreds of
"Yea," replied the old man, “they side Congregational church at 7:3d
thousands—the defenders of the Re­ stole everything but my hope of im­ p. m. Annual election of officers will
public; no North, no South, no EasL mortality. Thank God I none of them be one of the features of the evening.
no West, bnt the Republic. One and can ateal that”
Indivisible, Now and Forever I
"Don’t be too sure about that" re­
The Portland Grade Teachers’ Associ­
torted the general. "The Nineteenth
ation will give a dance at the Lincoln
W. Y. Richmond and family had a
High School for uniformed men, June 1.
pleasant outing on the Columbia High­
George J one*, of tbe Eighth Company
way and along Eagle Creek Saturday.
Mrs. A. J. Boatright is eenoualy iU
of tbe Columbia, Fort 8tevene, made a
Mie« Helen Gentry roturned from brief visit at the home of bi« grand­ and waa taken to St. Vincsrt’* Ho*pitsl
Tne« lay evetfrr.
parent« one dav 1a«t we«>.
t caching near Reecbnrg Saturday.