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LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Mie* Frs'ice* Cornes, 4650 6’. th
street, ha» been Ul.
Bert Hapfar, of 60th street, ia
having hi» house remodeled.
The family of T. W. Davis. 7123
44th avenue, are all »irk with the flu.
Mrs. Myrtle Baker, of 62d street
and 56th avenue, is very ill with gall
atone*.
Mr. («lock, of 6935 47th avenue, ia
putting $500 worth of ripair* on ni*
residence.
Elaine and Donald Stoke»,of 5611
47th avenue, are confined to their
bed» with the flu.
Nelson Lawrence ia Just complet­
ing a fine bungalow for Mr. McKay
at 3610 7 2d »treet
Mr. and Mr*. Arthur Brown, 4837
doth street, »pent Sunday with Mr».
Brown’s parent* at Tigard.
June Whitman, »mall daughter of
W. K. Whitman, of d720 53d avenue,
ia alck with intestinal grip.
<1. W. Stoke», deputy »late fire
marshal, left for Kendleton Monday
night to be gone six week».
Joseph Tenfel, 5712 47th avenue,
an employe of the park department,
wa» brought home »lek Sunday morn­
ing.
Jack. Ted and Roy Wanamaker of
Oregon City »pent Sunday with their
uncle, Nelson l<awr*nce, 4910 60th
atrvcL
Wesley Stone arrived via the atork
route at the home of Mr. and Mr*.
H. R. Stone, 1 j 35 45th avenj* Febru­
ary 11.
The altar society of St Anthony’*
church met yesterday afternoon at
the home of Mr*. Petltmernet, 4538
61»t »treet.
A building boom ia on in the Gil­
bert district. About six houses already
have been constructed. A few more
are to be built.
Morrison llandaaker, of 5630 44th
avenue, ia expected to be up and
about soon after hia recent operation
for appendicitia.
Mr. and Mr*. Henry Holbrook of
Beaverton visited Mr*. Holbrook’*
mother, Mra. Julia Zerva», 4907 60th
atreet, last Sunday.
Mr*. Dobba, 4832 76th »troet, ia III
at Sellwood hospital. She is improv­
ing, but will have to remain in the
hospital two week* longer.
A paper drive ia being inaugurated
at the Creston school. The proceeds
will be used for purchasing a phono­
graph for the primary grades.
Lloyd Elvon, a brakeman on the
Southern Pacific railroad, ia confined
to hi» home on 59th street with an
injured back. He ia improving nicely.
A ten-pouni boy, Rolan j Jay, was
born to Mr. and Mr*. F. G. Jackson
on March 2. The Jackson residence
is on 72d street, just beyond the city
limit*.
Mr. Crowe, of 6707 Foster Road,
who was hurt a few weeks ago by
falling from a street car, has returned
to Sellwood hospital for further
treatment.
Arleta Baptist church temporarily
suspended publication of the Bulle­
tin while the new church is being con­
structed. It ia hoped that the paper
will resume publication by Easter.
Mrs. Fred Love, 4314 67th street,
is now able to be up again after a
severe attack of ptomaine poisoning.
Mrs. Love has been ill for several
weeks and her many friends are glad
to see her out again.
The Galloping Goose club met at
the home of Mr*. Sidney Call, 7503
69th avenue, Thursday, March
I. Those present were Mcsdames G.
Foreman, D. Literal, A. Rasmussen,
A. Munser and son, and C. Porter.
Mrs. M. H. Kendall of McMinn­
ville, president of the Oregon Wom­
an’s Christian Missionary society,
spent the day with Mrs. Ward Swope,
5329 70th street, Friday, laying plans
for the missionary work for the en­
suing year.
Mrs.’ James Wiseman of Seaside,
Or., who for many years lived near
45th avenue and 72d street, was mar­
ried
to
George Irwin, wealthy
retired rancher, this week. She ia
well known among the older people
of this district, and all wish her suc­
cess in her new home at Seaside.
The directors of school district No.
1 figured that it would he best to
delay building the new auditorium at
Franklin high school and the gym
building at Benson Polytechnic school
until more money was on hand. The
shortage of funds is caused by the
high coat of building and the neces­
sity that a new building be put up
for Washington high school and for
the Sunnyside grammar school.
A birthday party recently was
held at the residence of Mr«. D. M.
Simonson, 5911 90th street, in honor
of Mrs. D. M. Simonson and Mra.
William Carver. Cards and games
were enjoyed. Luncheon wa» served.
Those present were: Mr*. D. M.
Simonson, Mrs. William Carver, Mr*.
C. F. McDowell, Mias Evelyn Page,
Miss Violet Dillman. Mra. Henry
Page, R. J. McCollum, Henry Page,
Wray Page, Mr. and Mra. L. Telts and
W. W. McDowell.
Dr. J. Tregelle* Fox attended at
the birth of babies to two liaters-in-
law recently. Mr. and Mra. Oscar
Webell of Mountain View, near
Banks, Or., were presented with a
■even-pound daughter, at 5135 East
62d street on February 3. Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Bowker were the glad re­
cipients of a ten-pound son, Febru­
ary 10.
L. A. Barker, of the Economy Fur­
niture company, 6015 92d street, re­
turned last Thursday evening from a
business trip through the Willamette
valley. He stopped a few days at
Monroe to attend to some business on
his farm.
Mr. Barker report* a
pleasant trip and favorable conditions
throughout the country.
J. Van Roy, shoe repair man of
Gray* Creasing, took a day off last
week and went to Vancouver, Wash.,
where he witnessed the embarkation
of Al Harvey and Mi** Stella Baxter
on the matrimonial *ea. Mr. and Mr*.
Baxter are living at 80th street and
65th avenue.
Miss Dorothy Thompson of San
Francisco is visiting at the home of
her
grandmother, Mr*. Pauline
Schneider, 8239 Foster Road. Mis*
Thompson i* attending Franklin high
school and will remain until the close
of the school year.
Mr*. S. Beer, who has been living
at the home of her mother, Mr*.
Nettie Rickets, 4722 79th street, left
Sunday, March 4, for her home at
Vernonia, Or. Her husband, Samuel
Beer, has a mill at that place.
W. M. Donaldson, jeweler of Foster
Road, has discontinued business and
has stored his stock and equipment at
East 50th and Sherman streets. Mr.
Donaldson win leave shortly on a trip
to southern California.
A group of friend* entertained in
honor of Mrs. Scott’s birthday Thurs­
day evening, March 1. Music and re­
freshments were enjoyed. Mr*. Scott
live* at 5235 79th atreet.
Mr. Zimmerman, 4518 71st street,
has been suffering with an attack of
the grip. Mr. Zimmerman has been
employed with the Oregonian for a
number of yean.
The W. H. S. glee club entertained
at the Arleta school assembly re­
cently. Proceeds of the evening were
donated to the Marysville school
fund.
Edward Barr, of 97th street, en­
tertained a group of friends at his
home last Saturday evening. Danc­
ing was the divenion of the eve­
ning.
A few of the Arleta Rebekahs
visited the Eureka lodge of I^nts
Wednesday evening. February 28, and
a very pleasant evening was had with
them.
Mr. and Mn. M. Ackerman of
Mount Angel, Or., visited their
daughter, Mn. H. Earnest, of 4132
79th street, several days of last week.
Everett McClellan of Parker, Or.,
spent the week end with his brother
and i ister-in-law, Mr. and Mn J. H.
McC elland, of 6012 87tn street.
On Thunday evening of last week
M>s. Adna Litton and son, J. Porter,
called on Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Mc­
Clelland, 6012 87th street.
Mn. Nettie Ricketts, of 4722 79th
street, is visiting at the home of her
daughter, Mn. Taylor, 611 Liberty
street. Woodland, Wash.
J. II. McClelland has moved from
the Friesinger Bros.’ shop, and is now
employed with the Goggins shoe re
pair shop.
Mountain View Social club will
meet at the home of Mn. Stief, 3930
67th street, Tuesday, March 13.
I. E. Wiley, 9040 Foster Rond, has
his supply of »ecus, butk and ¡ack­
age on display, ready for purchase.
Muriel Dillon called on Mn. J. H.
McClelland, 6012 87th street, Monday
evening, March 5.
Richard Thomas, of 66th avenue,
planted a tree in his parking. What
is it, Dick ?
J. Matson enjoys hia new shoe shop
location at 6035 82d street.
W. G. Comin of Salem is moving
to 5507 84th street.
Mr. Zehrung, 7105 48th avenue, has
been ill recently.
H. R. Stone, 6935 45th avenue, is
the owner of a new Ford.
Ueralö
VOL. XXI, No.10
LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1923
Mrs. Fred Reece Is back home after
»ix weeks in the hospital.
Thelma, the Infant daughter of Mr.
and Mn. Jasper Lent, died March 6.
Excavation for the new Millard-
i Avenue Presbyterian church is about
completed.
A son was born to Mr. and Mn.
Fay Winchester, 4328 64th street,
February 17.
Jonathan Mosher, aged 87 yean,
died at the family home, 3128 51st
street, March 3.
A number of the Girl Scouts of
the Arleta troop received their ten­
derfeet pin* this week.
Kellogg school is planning to take
part in the festivities celebrating the
opening of Foster Road.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mn. M. Patt, 4507 72d street, March
1, at St. Vincent’s hospital.
Mn. R. B. Walsh of Creston has
been substituting at Jefferson high
school during the past week.
C. C. Hessemer ha* sold his house
at 5617 45th avenue to E. M. Maul.
Mr. and Mn. Maul will occupy IL
The funeral of Herbert L. Stevens,
of Foster and Deardorf roads, was
held Monday at Finley’s undertaking
parlón.
Work, which was stopped by the
recent storm, has been resumed on
the residence of J. H. Morris, 5616
44th avenue.
Mr. and Mr*. J. A. Freeman. 4861
64th street, are receiving congratula­
tions on the arrival of a son bom
February 22.
Mn. G. L. Colvey, who left Mon­
day, February 26, with a friend for
Fresno, Cal., by automobile, arrived
safely Friday afternoon.
E. A. Hartwell has moved into the
house owned by Mn. S. A. Diet, 5505
37th avenue. Mr. Hartwell is the
engineer of the Bender Ice company.
Frank H. Griswold, of 498 East
28th street, father of Mn. W. L.
Ormandy, of 5426 42d avenue, died
February 28. Death was the result
of cancer.
Mr*. Edith Parson* is assisting in
nuning at the Woodmere old peo­
ple's home. Eleven of the old peo­
ple are sick in bed with flu or kindred
affections.
Mn. Margaret Millard, 94 year»
old, died Tueaday at the Woodmere
Old People's Home. She has been
there for many yean and had no
near relatives.
The women of laurelwood Con­
gregational church served luncheon
in Lucky cottage on Wednesday. A
number of the teachen from Arleta
school were with them.
The congregation of Arleta Baptist
church expect to occupy the com­
munity unit of their new building by
Easter. The main auditorium will
not be done until later.
The store of C. A. Darbe, 4904
Powell Valley Road, was entered by
a masked robber Monday night, but
the man became frightened and left
without doing other harm than break­
ing the telephone connection.
Judge Jacob Kanxler will speak at
the Anabel Presbyterian
church,
March 20. The meeting will be held
under the auspice* of the men’s club.
Music will be furnished by Willie
Schweitzer, 10-year-old boy violinist,
and Mra. Ray Wilson.
Two gipsy women recently robbed
the Myrtle Park grocery on Foster
Road, securing $9 and then went on
to the filling station of R. Miller at
82d street and Powell Valley Road
and stole $25. They were later ap­
prehended. On Sunday following
this robbery Mr. Miller spilled hot
water on his leg.
The funeral of Mrs. Adela M.
Kingsley, who died at Sellwood hos­
pital, March 2, occurred Sunday
afternoon at Kenworthy’s chapel at
Lents. The services were conducted
by Rev. Owen T, Day, pastor of
Arleta Baptist church, of which Mrs.
Kingsley was an active member. In­
terment was in Multnomah ceme­
tery.
Marysville P.-T. A. Meets
The regular meeting of the Marys­
ville Parent-Teacher association will
be held in the school building Friday,
March 16, it 2:30 P. M. After the
program and business session tea will
be served.
Near East Relief Benefit
The Mount Scott Mental Culture
club will give a silver tea as a
benefit for the near east relief at the
home of Mrs. Stambaugh, 1174 East
Oak street, Thursday afternoon,
March 16. Rev. J, J. Handsaker,
state director of near east relief, will
speak. There will be some excellent
music.
GOVEKNOR PAKKLK
SGOKES THE RIAN
I.OUIHIANA EXECITIVK 18 PRIN­
CIPAL 8PEAK ER AT CHICAGO
ANTI-KLAN CONVENTION
A NATIONAL MOYEMENI
CONFERENCE IS CALLED FOR
MAY 1 TO DEAL WITH
SECRET SOCIETY
Chicago, IB.—By N. C. W. C.—A
national convention, at which leading
men of all creeds and political affi­
liations will be called together
to
make a national fight for the sup­
pression of the Knights of the Ku
Klux Klan, ia to be held in Chicago
about May 1, as a result of a cor.-
fe*ence i*'d here in connection with
the opening of a six night ”*11 nations
anti-Ku Klux rally” begun here Mon­
day evening, and continued at the
Coliseum all week.
The opening attack on the hooded
secret organization was made by Gov.
John M. Parker, of Louisiana, who
uncovered and ia prosecuting those
responsible for the Mer Rouge mur­
der*. Gov. Parker addressed close to
20,090 persons jammed into the Coli­
seum. He was followed by former
Senator Leroy Percy, of Mississippi.
Both of them denounced the Klan a*
an un-American association and a
menace to the peace of communities
and to national unity and discipline.
The plan of the national movement
to prevent sworn Klansmen from
occupying public office in the United
States was made at a conference
preceding the mass meeting and in­
volves the following tentative pro­
visions:
Plan to Suppress Klan
The calling together of leaders in
the north and south in a national
gathering in this city, organizing
every community throughout the
United States against the Klan, and
arousing the people generally to an
appreciation of the Klan’s menace.
The organization will be non-poh-
tical and non-sectarian in its mem­
bership, and its purpose will be to
prevent the entrance into public life
of all who have by their Klan oath
foresworn their loyalty to the consti­
tution of the United States, which
guarantees full religious liberty.
One of the first battles of the or­
ganization will be to prevent the
seating in the United States Senate
of U. S. Senator-elect Mayfield of
Texas.
The six night all nations rally was
called by the American Unity League,
the anti-Ku Klux organisation formed
in Chicago by men of all creeds and
of which Attorney Patrick H. O’Don­
nell is the president. Monday night’s
meeting was presided over by Judge
Michael L. McKinley, chief justice
of the criminal court, who has barred
Klansmen from jury service.
Gov. Parker’s Appeal
On the platform with the speakers
were many of Chicago’s leading citi­
zens of the type of Jacob M. Dickin­
son, former Secretary of War. They
applauded the attack on the Klan
made by Gov. Parker, when he said:
“You people should arouse your­
selves to the menace of this mons­
trous thing. It is up to you to act
and to act immediately and drastic­
ally.
“Every State in the Union should
declare itself against masked men
and mob violence in such unmistak­
able terms and with such severe
penalties that none would dare wear
the hood and robes that conceal mur­
der and outrage under a traitorous
pretense of law enforcement.
“The Klan ia endeavoring to tear
assunder community ties and life­
long friendship, by injecting into our
lives issues against which Washing­
ton, Lincoln and Roosevelt repeatedly
warned us.
“The time has come for the most
drastic action conceivable.
“The Ku Klux Klan has as much
right as any society to organize, but
no organisation has the right to work
under cover of darkness, hoods and
masks to commit crimes and out­
rages and take us back to the ages
of barbarism. We cannot at this late
date mix religion and politics, thus
tearing families and communities as­
sunder and creating bitterness and
discord where peace should prevail.
“The Klan is a menace to the poli­
tical liberties of the people. It strik­
es at freedom and religious con­
science. It pretends to punish lesser
offenses, but instead commits greater
crimes. It is the deadly enemy of
law and order.”
Gov. Parker charged the Mer
Rouge murders to the Klan and dec­
lared that because of the secret
machination* of the Kian, it would
be impossible to punish the guilty.
He asserted hia belief that even the
grand jury would be prevented from
indicting the guilty men. He said:
"The acts of the Klan at Mer Rouge
show us to what uses Klan ism may
be put. No one who read* of Mer
Rouge can doubt that the time has
come to unmask the Klan forever, to
compel its members to stand out and
be judged.
“Actwi—vigorous action is needed.
You men and women who love your
families and your country and its
blessings—it is time for you to get
to work against this menace. The
answer is up to you.”
Former Senator Percy termed the
Klan a “monstrous, sinister piece of
buffoonery."
MOUNT
SCOTT IMPROVEMENT
CLUB MEETS
The Mount Scott Improvement club
met at the Arleta library Tueaday
evening. An address on “Juvenile
Delinquency” wa* given by W. S.
Hale, probation officer. A resolu­
tion was passed by the club promis­
ing co-operation with other organiza­
tions of the southeast part of the
city for the securing of a Community
House at 7 2d street and 55th ave­
nue. Dr. Lu nd burg of Lents, pre­
sented the subject. It was decided
to call the attention of the proper
city authorities to the need of some
safety device for pedestrians at 72d
street and Foster Road. Five streets
come together here and it is a wide,
dangerous crossing. It also was de­
cided to invite Mrs. Florence Holmes
Gerke to speak at the next meeting
on plans for beautifying this part of
the city.
Girl Scouts Hike
Last Saturday morning the two
troops of Girl Scouts from the Wood-
mere and Arleta school, under the
leadership of Mrs. Ruth Demeter,
hiked to Rock creek, beyond Clacka­
mas. Here the girls had a “weinie”
roast, found some early spring blos­
soms and had a delightful time. On
the way home in the evening they
were fortunate in getting a couple
of “lifts” in auto trucks which were
especially acceptable to the younger
girls. Those who went were: Mines
Margaret Drew, Florence Beckelhy­
mer, Josephine Lehman, Pearl Howe,
Ernestine Stoner, Pearl Watson, Fay
Atwood, Fay and Frances Dillian.
Virginia and Harriet Hanson, Doris
Denham, Achso Powell, Dorothy
Hyatt, Bonita Lamar, Shiela Cook,
Bonnie and Nova Royce, Lucile Law­
rence, Olive Hobson, Esther Ander­
son, Evelyn Hill, Maxine Dickson,
Sylvia Hoskin, Alice Johns. The
chaperones were: Mesdames Lamar,
Edwards, Demeter, Bryson and Miss
Hobson.
Sunday School Holds Social
About 35 members and friends of
the young married people’s class of
the Kern Park Christian church, sat
down to dinner together on Friday
evening, March 2. After the dinnet
a social evening was enjoyed and new
officers elected. Mrs. W. Browning
was chosen president and Mrs Sam
Ennis secretary. Ward Swope is the
efficient teacher of this flourishi lg
class.
Autoist Breaks Lad’s Leg
A confused motorist broke 4-year-
old Willard Heath’s leg last week.
The child was playing near the Wil­
son Auto Service garage at Grays
Crossing when the automobile driver,
in attempting to drive into an alley,
stepped on the gas instead of the
brake.
Local Man Makes Big Catch
L. H. Fisburn, 4715 71st street, is
with the Southern Pacific carpenter
crew at Bay View a month. He re­
ports a delightful time fishing and
clamming out of working hours.
Among his adventures was the cap­
turing and landing of a large skate
measuring about four feet across.
Wages Lav Vrgiud
Washington.—Briefs have been
filed in the Supreme Court attacking
the constitutionality of the minimum
wage law of the District of Columbia.
The case is of national importance
because the attorneys-general of sev­
eral states have intervened in defense
of the law.
The law, which was passed by Con­
gress in 1918, creates a board which
prescribes the minimum wages paid
to women in the District of Columbia
if engaged in mercantile establish­
ments. hotels, boarding houses or
laundries. The minimum wage fixed
was $16.50 a week.
The decision will affect similar
laws in twelve or thirteen state* in­
cluding Oregon.
SOUTH MOUNT TABOR, RESER­
VOIR PARK AND VICINITY
W. R. Lake, of 68th street, left for
Ione, Or., last Sunday on a business
trip. On his return he will stop at
The Dalles and Goldendale, Wash.,
where he will visit Mr. Bolster, an
old-time friend.
C. J. Daily*, of 70th street, has
been ill the past week with spinal
trouble.
O. M. Wingrove of Morton, Wash.,
was a visitor of C. W. Gray and
family on Thursday. Messrs. Gray and
Wingrove left Friday morning for a
week-end trip to Rockaway beach to
visit relative*.
The annual meeting of the Third
Untied Brethren church women’s
missionary association, met at the
home of Mrs. Junken, of 66th street.
After a business meeting election of
officers for the ensuing year were
as follows: Mr*. W. Jarvis presi­
dent, Mr*. R. Senor vice-president,
Mrs. G. Spangenberg secretary, Mrs.
G. Bonville treasurer, Mrs. Jenken
secretary of literature, Mrs. W.
Stevens secretary of thank offering.
The fourth annual tea of the Wom­
en's Missionary association of the
four United Brethren churches of this
city was held at the home of W.
Jarvis, of 66th street, Thursday, from
2 till 4. An interesting musical and
literary program was rendered, fol­
lowed by serving of light refresh­
ments.
The Christian Endeavor will give
an entertainment in the form of a
rare musical treat, on Friday, March
16, at Joseph Kellog school at 8
o’clock. P. W. Davis, a musician of
national reputation, will play his
“triple-toned, golden chimes.” All
music lovers should attend.
Elvira and David Steel entertained
the Science club of Franklin high
school at their home on 58th street
Wednesday.
The reception rooms
were beautifully decorated for the
occasion. Lively games and dancing
were followed by a delicious supper
served at 12 o’clock.
The Hi-Y club spent a very enjoy­
able week end at Seaside. The club
motored in three cars. At Astoria
the boys took pictures of the burned
area.
The Franklin high school 0 giving
the big Postumble dance in the gym
March 9. This promises to be a .merry
affair. Frank Vaughn’s orchestra
will play.
The Kle Kloe club will give their
initial hop at the Portland hotel
March 17.
This weeks’ issue of School Daze
was printed on green paper, and dedi­
cated to the 300 freshmen who
entered school in the February term.
The funeral services of Mrs. E.
Bell were held at the East Side Fu­
neral Directors’ parlors
Monday,
4. Mrs. Bell died on her 32d birth­
day, March 2. Besides her husband
she leaves a son, Oswald, and daugh­
ter, Mabel.
Mr. White, of the Arleta theater,
is showing three pictures next week
that have been indorsed by the na­
tional picture league. Your children
will enjoy seeing these shows.
Herbert L. Stevens Dead
Funeral services for Herbert L.
Stevens, manufacturers’ representa­
tive, who had resided in Portland for
13 years up to his death Friday at
his home at Foster and Deardorf
roads, was held at 2:30 o’clock Mon­
day afternoon in the Finley chapel.
Knights Templar were in charge of
the services. Interment was in Green­
wood cemetery. Mr. Stevens was 59
years of age. Survivors are his widow,
Alice M. Stevens, and three sons—
Earl L., Howard C. and Bruce E.
Stevens, all of Portland. He was a
member of Lents Masonic lodge No.
156, White Shrine No. 1, Mount Scott
chapter 110. Oregon commandery,
and Al Kader temple. His former
home was in Auburn, N. Y. Mr.
Stevens was for several years pro­
prietor of the Stevens department
store at 5807 Ninety-second street.
GOUKT HEARS Of
OREGON STATUTE
NEW YORK ATTORNEYS INTER­
VENE IN NEBRASKA CASE
BEFORE SI PREMB COURT
FREEDOM Of EDUCA HON
REPRESSIVE PROHIBITIONS
SHOULD BE KEPT OUT
OF THIS FIELD
The attention of the United States
supreme court has been called to the
Oregon compulsory public school at­
tendance law though no case directly
involving the law ha* been presented
to the courts. There is before the
supreme court a Nebraska case aris­
ing o8t of a statute forbidding the
use of foreign languages in the el­
ementary school grades and it was
in connection with this that the Ore­
gon law was brought to the notice
of the court by William D. Guthrie
and Bernard Hershkopf, New York
lawyers, who, as amici curiae, were
permitted to file a brief in which
the Oregon law is declared to be in
conflict with the fundamental prin­
ciples on which American institutions
are founded.
Mr. Guthrie and his associates said
that it was not their purpose to at­
tack the Nebraska statute. “It has,
however,” they added, “been urged in
the course of this controversy that
the police power of a state over the
education of minors is virtually un­
limited ; that a state may make educa­
tion it own exclusive monopoly, and
that it may prohibit any instruction
of children in addition to the studies
prescribed by it for all With these
contentions we most earnestly differ.
“Were there no more than that
however, we should, nevertheless, not
feel warranted in importuning the
court in causes not our own. But,
unforunately, the views to which we
have alluded and which we deem des­
tructive of individual liberty and
freedom of religion, have already
found legislative expression in an
enactment of thy'Ynoat serious charac­
ter and far-reaching effect. In Nov­
ember of last year the people of the
State of Oregon, acting under the
initiative conferred upon them by the
state constitution, adopted a law
which attempts to abolish and pro­
hibit, with some trivial exceptions,
all instruction of children in private
schools and to compel all the chil­
dren of the state to attend the public
schools, the desires of their parents
and guardians to the contrary not­
withstanding—and in Michigan, Okla­
homa and California efforts to enact
similar laws have been made but
thus far failed of success. » • *
‘It is undoubtedly true that the
state may prescribe certain minimum
standards for the education of minors.
It may also prohibit certain species
of additional instruction duly found
to be inimical to the public welfare.
Perhaps, therefore, it may be right
for the legislature to declare that a
foreign language shall not be taught
to a child until after it has passed
through the eighth grade. We need
venture no opinion one way or the
other upon that issue. But it tran­
scends anything reasonably required
for the decision of the question to
argue (1) that the state may take
all education of children to itself
exclusively, or (2) that it may prop­
erly forbid any and all instruction
of the child which is in addition to
the prescribed course of study.
“The logical outcome of the latter
contention is perhaps, its own best
refutation. Such a rule would not
only prohibit private instruction of
a right and healthy child in music,
the arts and athletics, beyond or in
addition to what was prescribed by
the state, but it would also make
unlawful the private teaching of reli­
gion to children. That that would be
unconstitutional, we submit, is not
open to doubt. If there be any field
of human endeavor in which sweep­
ing and repressive prohibitions are
almost certain to be unjustifiable,
we submit that it is the field of ed­
ucation.”
Bride-ElectEntertained
On Thursday evening, March I,
Miss Stella Hulse, 5229 41st avenue,
gave a miscellaneous shower for Miss
Jennie Lee, bride-elect. About 60
were present and many beautiful
presents were received. Miss Lee is
employed at the Tabor exchange of OVERSEAS SOLDIERS BURIED
the telephone company.
W. Edward Sherrow, aged 27 years,
an overseas veteran, was buried Mon­
Mr. Lynde Remodeling Building
J. F. Lynde is preparing to remodel day afternoon with military honors,
his store building and flats at 6142 in the soldiers' plot of the Mount
and 6150 Faster Road. This is made Scott cemetery. A squad of soldiers
necessary by the fact that in grading from the Vancouver barracks fired
and paving Faster Road, his build­ a volley. The funeral services, held
ings were left about two feet above in the parlors of Holman ft Sons,
the sidewalk. Many of the merchants was conducted by Rev. J. F. Ghorm-
on the south side of Foster Road find ley, pastor of the Kern Park Chris­
themselves in the same predicament tian church. Sherrow, at the time of
since the paving is completed.
” ' his death, was in the middle west