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    ST. JOHNS REVIEW
SUCCESSOR TO PENINSULA REVIEW
DtroUd to th Intereiti of th Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northweit
Old Strle. Vol. XI, Nt. 38
VOI,. 14
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1917.
NO. 2
Pay Careful Heed
Thanksgiving Edict
The Ride That Failed
Much Spruce Needed
High School Happenings
Bishop Sumner Here
A Pretty Wedding
Let every man who Is regis
tered under the selective ser
vice law, and that includes all
between the ages of 21 and 30
years, inclusive, pay careful
heed to the changes that have
been ordered by the Govern
ment in the method of select
ing men for military service.
These changes ofltect every man
subject to the draft, without
exception. The now plan goes
Into effect on December 15.
But on December 1, prepara
tions for putting it into effect
will begin all over the United
States. At that time all ex
emptions or discharges from
military service under the draft
will automatically be cunceled.
Exemptions hereafter will be
baaed' on an imnroved system
whereby the Government will
have exact knowledge of every
registered man and his affuirs.
The basic principle.of the new
system is that those men arc to
be taken first who have no per
sons dependent on them. Un
dcr this classification come sin
gle men, married men whose
wives support them, married
men who have habitually failed
to support their families, or
whose families are independent
! ii r t !'
oi mum iur auppon. luun in
this class will bo subject to
call first. They will be listed
under what will be known as
Class 1. The married men and
those with persons other than
their wives or children immed
lately dependent on them for
support, as well as those whoso
work is necessary to industries
essential to the war, including
ngriculturc, will be listed in
other classes. There will be
five classes in all. The effect of
classification in classes below
Class 1 will be to grant a tem
porary discharge from the
draft, for men in these classes
will not be called Until the class
or classes above theirs has been
exhausted. But bofore this sys
tem can be pul into effect, in
formation must bo gathered on
which to mako the classification.
To obtain this information and
to compile it afterward the
Government has prepurcd books
called Questionnaires. The
Questionnaires contain ques
tions covering every phase of a
man's occupation, his income,
that of per3on3 he claims to be
dependent on him, his family
relations, his business, his
health. Each registered man
must answer one of those Ques
tionnaires in full. A Question
naire will bo mailed by tho local
board to each registered mun
directed to the address on his
registration card or as that
address may be changed by
notice of change of address fi ed
therewith, within the next two
or three weeks. Ho will have
seven days in which to muke
the required answers and return
the Questionnaire to the board.
Failure to answer will automat
ically cancel his right3 to ex
emption and will put him in
Class 1. In order to fully pro
tect the rights of every regis
tered man, and to help him
make out his Questionnaire,
lawyers will be at the head
quarters of the board to advise
and assist him without charge.
You will get your Questionnaire
soon. Watch for it. Adjutant
General, Portland.
A Thanksgiving Appeal
The annual Thanksgiving ap
peal made by The Boys' and
Girls' Aid Society of Oregon, to
the school children and citizens
of the state has always met
with enthusiastic response from
teachers, pupils and friends
throughout Oregon. It is to be
hoped that a similar appeal for
food supplies and money will
not go unheeded in spite of the
many duties and economips
which the war incurs. The
Society is practicing, every
legitimate economy, but with
its receiving home full to ca
pacity, to say nothing of a wait
ingjlist, and with the price of
milk three times what it was
last spring, with a constantly
decreasing income, The Boys'
and Girls' Aid Society cannot
function to the best of its abil
t ity without the support of its
friends in the schools and of
the publje in general. The
Society is asking for $15,000
as well as donations of canned
fruit and vegetables. Such sup
plies will be shipped free of
charge by the railroad com
panies to the organization until
December 31st.
New and improved models of
Victrolas are here. Currin Says
So.
"By the president of the
United States of America.
proclamation.
"It has long been the honored
custom of our people to turn n
the fruitful autumn of the year
n praise and thanksg vinir to
Almighty God for His many
blessings ana mercies to us as a
nation. That custom we can
follow now ecn in the midst of
the tragedy of n world shaken
by war and immeasurable dis
aster, in the midst of sorrow and
great peril for amidst the dark
ness that has gathered about
us, we can see the great bless
ings God has bestowed upon us,
blessings that are better than
mere peace of mind and pros
perity of enterprise.
"We have been given the op
portunity to servo mankind as
we once served ourselves in the
great day of our declaration of
independence, by taking up
arms against a tyranny that
threatened to master and debase
men everywhere, and joining
with other free peoples in de
manding for all the nations of
the world what we then de
manded of ourselves. In this
day of the revelation of our
duty, not only to defend our
own rights as a nation but to
dofend also the rights of free
men throughout the world,
there has been vouchsafed us in
full and inspiring measure the
resolution and spirit of united
action. Wo havo been brought
to one mind and purpose.
"A now vigor of common
counsel and common action
has been revealed in us. We
should especially thank God
that in such circumstances in
tho midst of the greatest enter
prise tho spirits of men havo
over entered upon, we have, if
we but obscrvu a reasonable and
practical economy, abundunco
with which to supply the needs
of those associated with us as
well as our own. A now light
shines about us. Tho great dut
ies of a day awaken a new and
greater national spirit in us.
Wo shall never ugain bo divided
or wonder what sum wo aro
made of.
"And while wo render thanks
for these things let us pray
Almighty God that in all hum
bleness of spirit wo may look
always to Him for guidance;
that wo may be kept constant
in tho spirit and purnoso of
service; that by His grace
our mind may bo directed and
our. hands strengthened and
that in His good time liberty
and security and neace. and tho
comradship of a common jus
tice, may be vouchsafed all tho
nations of tho earth.
"Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wil-
son, president of the United
States of America, appoint the
twenty-ninth day of November,
1917, as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer, and invito tho peo
ple throughout tho land to ceaso
upon that day from their ordin
ary occupations, and in their
several homes and places of wor
ship to render thanks to God,
tho great ruler of nations.
"In witness whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caus
ed the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
"Done in tho District of Col
umbia, thiB seventh day of Nov
ember, in the year of our Lord,
one thousand nine hundred and
seventeen, and of tho indepen
dence of the United States the
ono hundred and forty second.
"Woodrow Wilson.
"By tho president:
"Robert Lansing,
Secretary of State."
A Pleasant Surprise
Misses Bertha and Bessie
Laujh were given a surprise
Earty November 8th, at their
ome, 1021 S. Ivanhoe street,
by a number of their friends.
Games of various kinds were
played and refreshments serv
ed. Those present were: Misses
Bertha and Bessie Lauth, Bon
nie Wagner, Ruby and Dorothy
Walker, Dorothy Melton, Mar
tha Maples, and Edna Martin;
Dean Elliott, Arthur Melton,
Louis Tormey, Harvey Bland
ing, Harold Sherbert, James
Worthington, Romane Strick
land and Lloyd Martin. Mrs.
Lauth, Wylma Wagner and
Gladys Elliott assisted in the
entertainment. Everyone had
a good time, not soon to be for
gotten. St. Johns Fair Store. E. W.
Foy, prop.; household utility
supplies and general notions.
207 N. Jersey St. Highest
quality goods at lowest prices.
Next to Electric store.
On Saturday, I remember,
'Twos the tenth day of Novcm
ber,
nv wiruu O CIUCK our UOSS U1U
41 il t-l-l- HI
say:
l!U Will II WW 1UII IIU I11UIU lUa
day."
Said he, "The mill ha3 broke
down."
So wo prepared to go to town;
The Linnton bus ahead was
seen.
Wo ran and caught tho four
fifteen:
Wo crowded in all out of breath.
Wo found. there was not much
room left.
And ns along the road wo sped
Some more came in the bus
that's red,
That has four scats upon each
side,
In which two in a seat can ride.
1'ivecansit in the back one
there.
Four more beside tho driver's
chair.
We met the other coming out;
lo Btopped his car, we heard
him shout:
'Behind time, don't you know
you nro?
You want to 'step' upon that
car.
Speed up to town and get your
load
And crowd her back along the
road."
The chauffeur made the old buB
rock
To mako the mill by five
o'clock.
When he arrived in Linnton
town
Some told him tho mill hod shut
down;
Another said, "Some still arc
there,"
To go down then he did pre
pure. And when half way the men
were met.
Then in the bus they all did
get.
In Linnton ho picked up u few,
His journey then ho did renew.
Tho seats were full, some had
to stand,
Ahead soma more hold up their
hand;
He Btopped, then opened up tho
door.
And still found room to put
some more.
Tho driver then said, with u
smile,
"Dlnnon 4llsa ri A Knnlr fri
the aisle."
They pressed against each
other's clothes.
And some felt heels upon their
toes:
Tho car was full as full could
be,
Those in the aislo. out could
not see.
And us ho started up the hill
His engine "died" then all was
still:
Tho chauffeur looked at the ma
chine.
Said he, "I'm out of gasoline."
So up the hill he quickly ran.
To some near place to' "rush"
the can;
The street car bell tho people
heard
So they piled out without a
word
And they were on their way to
town,
While tho driver was running
'roun';
When with his gas ho did ar
rive, In tho bus there sat only five.
And when at tho end of the
line,
To take the fares it took no
time;
From one lady and those four
gents,
In fares ho took up fifty cents.
Perhaps a change will come
about,
They'll take no fares as we
pass out;
Perhaps some time they will
begin
To take up fares as wo get in.
But when in advance we must
pay
To the bus driver we will say,
As we get in the gas machine,
"How are you fixed for gaso
line?" -O. 0. Smith.
Parties having items for pub
lication next week should re
member to forward same to this
office not later than Tuesday
evening, as it is planned to go
to press Wednesday in order
that Thanksgiving may be
fittingly observed by the Review
force. Please remember and
thus avoid disappointment.
Merchants who desire a change
of ad, or others who desire to
insert a new ad. should also
make a note of this fact, and
get their copy in early.
Come in and get your fa
vorite patriotic Records. Cur
rins for Drugs,
To get out spruce for military
airplunes, the United States
signal corps has practically com
pleted the organization of the
most extensive lumbering opera
tions in tho history of the
country. Tracts of Bprucc from
Alaska to southern Oregon will
be opened up. Dozens of saw
mills will be released from or-
dinnry work and devoted ex
clusively to cutting, spruce. Ex
pert woodsmen will go into tho
forests of both Washington nnd
Oregon to rive out logs con
taining material that will meet
the rigid tests for airplane
stock. Arrangements have been
made to cut away curly grnined
and knotted material nt many
of the millB, then to assemble
tho clenr flitches at a central
point where they can be worked
to grain.' At this central point
a big plant will bp put in opera-
ion. While tho point has not
been announced, a location on
tho Columbia river is pointed
to as being most central, and as
being provided with the most
prompt transcontinental rail
service, seven Bawmiiis in Al
aska w ill bo operated on spruce
under government direction and
will produce 1300,000 feet a
month of clear airplane stock.
Spruce on two western military
reservations has been released
and will bo harvested for air-
Manes. One firm in Benton
county will shin 07 carloadB of
airplane craft lumber a month
during the winter months. Port
able mills will npcrute in Callam
County. Wn. Some 1.000,000
feet can be opened in lillnmook
county, nnd easily 300,000,000
feet will be uvnilable on Gray's
lurbor.
A Delightful Social
A highly delightful soclul
took place at St. Clement's
church on Smith and Newton
streets, Sunduy ufjernoon. Tho
ndies of the parish served ac
cording to the cafeteria style.
Various recitals and vocal solos
were pleasuntly rendered by the
Young Ladies Sodnlity and
Qunrtctto consisting of Mr. nnd
Mrs. M. Kcllow. Mr. btarkcy
and Father Van Huldcr. Mr.
Mnrtin Hognn, Government In
spector nt tho Woolen Mills,
gavo soveral humorous and on-
oynblo readings descriptions of
rish life. His imitations of
Celtic characters in genuine
iibernenn style brought forth
bursts of laughter from his
audience. Mr. Will Burloy, well
known to Portland people by his
appearances on stago in tno
different city theatres, gave
with tho assistance of his little
girls, several amusing trios. The
evening was pleasantly passed
n various games and music.
Tho children of St. Clement's
school will give a dramatic en
tertainment on tho evening of
November 28th in the school
mil at 8 p. m. There will bo
other card socials throughout
tho Winter, of which announce
ments will appear in the St.
Johns Review, and to which the
people of St. Johns aro cor
dially welcome.
ill Be Entertaining
What is more entertaining
than a bunch of talented chil
dren? Do you remember when
you were a kiddy, going to
school? In case you just can't
remember it, como to St.
Clement's School Hall on Wed
nesday night. November 28th,
and see a well trained school of
children giving a two hour and
a half entertainment. You will
be carried back to tho happiest
days of your life school days.
Program will cons st ot singing.
dancing, dialogues, recitations.
instrumental, fancy drills and
choruses. Little tots from tho
ages of four to twelve years old
have been rehearsing for sever
al weeks to make this entertain
ment the biggest success of its
kind you have ever seen. The
school hall will be well lighted
and heated for the occasion,
and a good seat will be furnish
ed to every one attending. Ad
mission 25 cents. You can't
afford to miss this big show
given by the little ones. So
remember, the date, Wednesday
night, Nov. 28th, St. Clement's
School, Smith avenue at Burr
street.
For Sale Two five room
cottages, lot 100x100, East
Charleston. Will be sold at
a bargain. Call 718 East Rich
mond street,
The sewing classes aro busily
engaged dressing dolls for the
coming Allied Bazaar, which is
to be held at the city auditor
ium. Saturday the James John
football team played agulnst
Forest Grove with a score of
330 in favor of Forest Grove.
But this amounts to nothing, as
the James John team expects to
make up for tho loss of this
game.
On last Friday the Juniors
gave a reception in honor of the
football team. Ihe chief fea
ture of the reception was a bur
lesque football game between
James John nnd Jefferson. The
sido representing James John
won. I'ollowing this game the
boys and girls pluyed "Miller
Boy," "Flying Dutchmnn" nnd
other games. After this every
body trooped in for refresh
ments which were served in the
Science room.
The student body of James
John has begun to work in be
half of tho army Y. M. C. A.
with the vigor which character
izes all its activities. A teum
of '12 boys and girls was organ
ized from tho different classes
lo solicit subscriptions. This
team has canvassed thoroughly
the district from Peninsula to
Linnton. Thursday morning
Dr. Pence spoke to tho students
about the wonderful work tho
Y. M. C. A. is doing for tho
soldier's both in Franco and
Russia and also for our boys
at homo in tho grcnt canton
ment enmps. Mr. Woodard and
Mr. Gait spoke to tho students
about tho necessity for clean
and wholesome amusements and
comforts for the soldiers such
ns tho Y. M. C. A. atono can
give. Tlieso men especiully
emphasized the fact that to do
this work tho Y. M. C. A.
must havo our financial support
and cooperation if it carries
out its gigantic task. A whirl
wind paper campaign has been
Inaugurated, starting last Mon
day and to end the day bofore
Thanksgiving. Grcnt rivalry
is expected between classes, ns
a fine, large, James John pen
mint is to bo nwardefl to the
class which brings in tho most
paper. Everyono with surplus
paper is requested to contribute
it to the cuuso and it will be
greatly appreciated.
A now school song has been
written, by which James John
rooters intend to sing their
team to victory in tho coming
football gamo with Jeircrson.
Tho song is as follows:
"The Bleacher's Song."
To tho tune of "Tho Fuco in tho
Flag I Love."
Hear the signal for the fight,
Jumes John High!
Let us cheer with all our might,
James John High!
We will see this great gome
thru,
With a cheer from mo and you.
And we'll beat old Jefferson's
crew, James John High.
Wo will work with all our might
James John High!
And will show them how to
fight, James John High!
When the ball goes thru tho
goal
We will make the echoes roll,
Our team will certainly get by.
Chorus
So with shouts and cheers
And our hopes und fears,
We will fight to victory,
And we'll no'er bo beat,
Never know defeat.
Wo will cheer our team so truo,
For we havo no fear,
We're no quitters here.
Our flag of black and gold we
will fly,
Wo will over loyal be
To tho boys we lovo to see,
To the team of James John
High.
A rousing community rally
was held at James John Tues
day evening. It was enthus
iastically attended by students,
teachers and parents, the school
auditorium being packed. The
program was as follows: The
Boys' and Girls' Glee Club Bang
a patriotic medloy which was
well received. Principal Fletch
er gave a hearty welcome to the
school patrons, inviting them to
como again and at any time dur
ing the school days. Margaret
Nelson read a selection entitled
"The Meaning of the Flag."
J, Francis Drake, O. M. Plum
mer and L. R. Alderman made
brief talks on behalf of tho
school board, urging that the
community take an increased in
terest in its schools. Chalres
Spuckman, as President of
James John Student Body
Organization, gave his idea of
James John High, emphasizing
the fact taut thq high school
The third number of the free
lecture course, arranged by the
Parent Teacher's Association
and St. Johns Chautauqua Com
mittee, was greeted by nn aud
ience that filled all tho chairs
and loft somo standing at the
High School Auditorium Tues
day evening. The principnl
speaker of the evening was
Bishop Sumner, who fully
measured up to expectations,
and then some. The Binhop is
nnsHPHund nf n snlnmlfd voice.
which reached to every part oi;iuio cmss.
tho largs auditorium clearly successfully
and distinctly. In order to dis
sipate any feeling of lassitude
or lethargy, before he began his
talk he inaugurated a short
season of bund clapping thnt
was heartily indulged in, und
thus the audience was placed In
n receptive frame of mind for
the nddrcsss that was to follow.
The Bishop created a happy
mood in his audience at the
start by reciting several humor
ous and yet pointed stories, and
ho did not forget' to cast some
pleasant and good nnturcd bad
inage at several speakers who
had preceded him nnd who had
made tho Bishop tho "goat" in
stories they had told. The
audience agreed that honors
were even on thnt score, and nt
the sumo time immensely en
joyed the little tilts of wit nnd
humor -flung nt each other by
the speakers. The Bishop highly
eulogized the Parent-Teachera'
Association for the great good
It can and docs do, and exhorted
all parents to send in their
names for membership. Ho
delved deeply into tho charac
teristics that nu'ke for better
citizenship, and his remarks
afforded much food for eurnest
nnd profound thought. Through
out the length of the entire ad
dress, his remnrks wcro listen
ed to witii tho keenest atten
tion and those who were pre
sent will await with tho moBt
plcnsurablo anticipation tho
second coming of Bishop Sum
nor, with his conntructivc, earn
est and helpful suggestions, to
St. Johns. Preceding Bishop
Sumner's address a pleasing
progrum was excellently ren
dered, which is given in detail
n tho High School items.
desired to bo of community ser
vice. Ho quoted tho school
song ns typyfying tho school
snirit:
James John, my dear old! James
John,
You'ro the achool of schools
for me;
Sing on, tho name of James
John '
'Twill ever brighten memory,
Stainless us well us fearless,
Thero's no room for shirkers
hero;
Honor is on tho bunncr
Of our James John High School
denr,
ThiB song was composed by
Etta Patterson. Then followed
nn address by Bishop Sumner,
on Portland's public schools.
Ho said that Portland's schools
had been pronounced second to
none by Mr. Horn tho expert
whoso report appeared in last
yeur's survey. He declared that
communities should give more
loyal support to their schools
and should not criticise without
having definite facts at hand.
He also said in defense of tho
curriculum, that the students
learned their "three It's" as
effectively now as did tho stu
dents of tho ancient "liLlo red
school house." Atfer the ad
dress was concluded, many
parents spoko to und shook
hands with tho Bishop, invit
ing him to come again und ex
pressing their appreciation and
sympathy with his views.
Breathes there a man with
soul bo dead, who never to him
self hath said, "My trade of
lute is getting bad, I'll try an
other ten-inch ad." If such
there bo go mark him well, for
him no bank account shall swell;
no angel watch the golden stair,
to welcome home a millionaire.
Tho man who never asked for
trade, by local lino or ud. dis
played,, cares more for rest
than worldly gain, andmntron
uge but gives him pnim Tread
lightly, friends, let no rude
sound disturb his solitude pro
found; here let him live in calm
repose, unsought except (by men
ho owes, and when he dies go
plant him deep that nought
may break his dreamless sleep;
wherein no clamor may dispel
the quiet thut he loved bo well;
and that the world may know
its loss, place on his grave a
wreath of moss; nnd on' a stone
above, "Here lies u chump who
wouldn't advertise." Rolla,
Mo., Shurpshooter,
One of the prettiest weddings
of the season occurred Sunday
last, Nov. I8th, when Miss
Helene OgBbury was united in
marriage with Lieut. Benjamin
II. Williams, of Eugene, Ore.,
at the homo of tho bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton C.
Ogsbury, 1289 E. Gth street N.
The bride is one of Portland's
moBt delightfully charming
girls. She is n graduate of the
Boise High School and the Mon
mouth State Normal School.
She taught most
at Eugene last
year. Her lather, Mr. S. C.
Ogsbury, is manager for Swift
& Co., here. The groom, a ris
ing attorney of Eugene, is a son
of Adjt. General and Mrs. J. M.
Williams. Ho wus graduated
from tho State University nt
Eugene in the I9ll class and
later in law from Harvard Col
lege. He and his two brothers
enlisted in the army und Lieut.
Willinms und his brother,
Capt. Williams, arc both station
ed at Fort Stevnns, the other
brother being en route to France.
The house was lavishly decor
ated in yellow crysnnthemums
nnd green, tho class colors of
the groom. Miss Georgia Rich,
well known music teacher of
Portland, presided at the piano,
and to tho strains of tho Lohen
grin, tho bride entered from
tho stairway on tho arm of her
father, accompanied by four
little maids bearing a rqpe of
flowers on either side. Tho
small attendants wore Isabel
and Dorothy Wilson, dnughtcrB
of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson
and Jean and Katharine Pnrkhill.
tho little daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. G. E. Pnrkhill, of Irving
ton. Tho brido was gowned in
white silk net und silver luce
with veil and orange blossoms,
and carried 'a shower bounuet
of bride's roses and Cecil Brun-
ers, nnd as she entered in her
unuBul fresh girlish beauty, she
appeared as ethereal as u dainty
fairy quoon with her surround
ing sprites.
The groom, clad in uniform,
was accompanied by the bride's
brother, Stanton Ogsbury. The
beautiful ring ceremony was
used. J. D. Nielun. Mrs. Wil
liam's former pastor at Wallace,
Idaho, officiating. After con
grutulutions, Miss Rich favored
tho assembly with "Military
Colonaiso" by Chopin, in
honor of the groom nnd Mrs.
Willinms, who is n pupil of Mr.
John Clairo Montieth, and has
u rurc soprano voice of unusnl
quality and range, rendered
most beautifully "Mathinata"
and "Somewhero n Voico Ib Cal
ling." The guests, about thirty in
number, then sat down to a
sumptuous wedding breakfast,
tho bride's chair being decorat
ed with flowers and ribbon,
and the groom's with the
American flag. After tonsts
wero drunk, ail stood and snng
"America."
Mr. and Mrs. Williams depart
ed for Astoria on an afternoon
train. A host of friends join in
wishing them Godspeed nnd u
sufc return to his beautiful
brido, should tho groom be call
ed to the front. Reported.
Russell-Moody Wedding
Mr. Jay C. Russell and Miss
Nettie Moody were married at
tho homo of the bride, 717
North Edison street, at 7:30
p. m. Saturday. Tho ceremony
was performed by Dr. H. F.
JoneB of tho Christian church,
who used tho beautiful ring ser
vice. Grover Russell, brother
of tho groom, acted as best,
man, while Miss Nellie Moody,
sister of tho bride, was brides
maid. Miss Pearl Phillips sang,
"I Love You Truly," and the
Bnbcock sisters played the wed
ding march. A fine wedding
supper followed tho wedding.
Both bride and groom are well
known and popular St. Johns
people, who are possessed of
many friends. Thoy havo taken
up their residence in Linnton,
whero Mr. Russell is serving
Undo Sam in tho capacity of
mail carrier.
On last Friday night at tho
Maccabeo hall in Linnton tho
United Artisans Assembly gave
a social dance. There was u
large attendance and every ono
enjoyed tho music of Sneed's
Orchestra from St. Johns.
There was something doing all
the time, from 9 o'clock until
the last melodious notes drifted
into silenco at twelvo o'clock.
Those lunch kits
are rightly priced,
at Currina