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CORONATION OF QUEEN SYBIL, AND SOME OF HER SUBJECTS
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Difficult Evolutions Carried
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EVERY PHASE ATTRACTIVE
Patriotic, Historic and Fabled. Cliar
acters I'aithfnlly Portrayed and
Spectacular Slovcmcnts Exe
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spectacle woukl be almost palhetic.
Kven eo, many eyes were wet with
tears' yesterday momins.
Rain No Deterrent
It rained slightly at intervals, but no
one knew it. People stood patiently
by unmindful of the rain. Kvery father
and every motner who had a boy or a
girl in line was there. The rain could
not keep them away. Little there was
to interest them though excepting the
one precious little parcel of humanity
in which their respective interests were
Those parents gathered early so that
they might have the best seats. They
filled the sidewalks., the curbs, the
roofs of buildings, all the vacant lots
and scores of improvised stands. ; As
early as 8 o'c-lo-k the street was filled.
By 10 o'clock standing room was at a
Start Made Promptly.
The procession was scheduled to move
at 10:S0 and at 10:30 it moved. O. M.
Plumraer, director of the children's par
ticipation in the festival events,
dropped a handkerchief and the head
Of the line moved from Hawthorne ave
nue into Grand avenue, thence north to
The parade was headed by. a squad
of mounted police under Sergeant
Crate, followed by a platoon of offi
cers on foot and the police band.
Superintendent Alderman and mem
bers of the School Board, with Clerk
Thomas, rode in automobiles.
Queen Sybil and her court followed
majestically, escorted by members of
the Royal Rosarians. The queen was
generously applauded, but even her
winning smiles did not satisfy the
crowd who were waiting for the ap
pearance of the little folks who
marched closely behind her.
Queen "Won by Little Folk.
"I certainly am glad that I can have
a part in this -splendid performance."
said the queen after it was all over.
"Isn't it grand? Those children are
dear. I could love 'em all."
A miracle of precision and beauty in
their evolutions, came the Rose Girls,
who are the especial pride of Profes
sor Krohn, who has devoted many
weeks to drilling them. The Rose
Girls section followed the queen and
Jier escort. They were under Protes
tor Krohn's personal direction.
They were dressed in white trimmed
with pink tissue and each carried in
her hands long stemmed pink roses.
The perfect ranks viewed down the
street were like a flower garden in
bloom, and at the command from the
leader, the 250 - marchers swung
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As they passed the reviewing ntands,
the rose blossoms were waved over
their heads, and the tossing sea of
pink blossoms was wonderfully bcauti-"
Thompson School, under Principal G.
K. Jamison, gave an object lesson in
peace. Theirs was called the "neutral
ity section." Ten of the Nations now
engaged in the European war were
represented by their, respective flags
and carried by as many boys and girls.
The costumes that they wore also were
typical of the Nation that each repre
sented. England, and Germany marched
side by side in perfect harmony and
tranquillity. , ..
Wilson and Bryan Represented.
Most attractive, though, was the
haughty Uncle '. Sam who marched in
front, supported on one side by a studious-appearing
youth with high hat
and. -wearing glasses. representing
President Wilson, and on the other side
by a lad with a wide black sombrero
to make him look like W. J. Bryan. .
The main body of Thompson boys
and girls were dressed in uniforms of
yellow, and white.
Orange and lemon blazed the banner
of the Stephens School, behind which
marched 140 children, led by Principal
R. R; Steele. Between the banner and
the marching body, walked a little girl
costumed -as Mary, of Mother Goose
Fame, lugging with her the famous
lamb that followed her to school.
The children in line were encased in
big orange backed books, marked "First
Reader," "Second Reader" and so on,
and wore high black "dunce caps"
trimmed with orange colors. Among
other evolutions, the whole lines would
swing facing the pavements and bow
low,- indicating the intense zeal with
which the pupils pored over their
Trades School Band In Line.
The Terwilliger School section was
led by the Trades School Band. The
boys and birls of this school gave a
good characterization of Robin Hood.
All the characters were well repre
sented. Albert Anderson played the
part of Robin Hood, Katherine Wilcox
and Maid Marian and Clarence Bush the
bold Sheriff of Nottingham. Barrell
McGee . appeared as Friar Tuck, but
he wasn't very fat. The outlaws
marched in the rear carrying their
bows and arrows and looking mighty
wicked and 'mischievous. A. M. Camp
bell, the principal, had charge.
Sellwood's section was headed by a
group-of rose girls and boys bearing
the school banner. Little Jack Allen,
riding on a Shetland pony, headed the
main section of the "Knights and
Ladies of Marigold." The girls wore
dark green dresses trimmed in yellow
and carried huge marigold blossoms as
parasols, and each one was escorted by
a knight with a yellow helmet and a
marigold blossom for a shield.
Following the marigold . children
came a section of golf boys and girls
headed by two little midgets, John
Davis and Frances Miller, who looked
barely large enough to carry their golf
The larger girls dressed in white and
carrying decorated parasols closed the
Sell wood section. L. H. Morgan led
Failing School gave a bird and but
terfly dance that won much applause.
The girls were dressed in white and
wore yellow ribbons on their waists.
The boys wore black trousers and yel
low waists and caps. Miss Fannie G.
Porter was in charge.
De Caprio's band came before the
Brooklyn section, which was led by
Principal T. J. Gary. There were 280
pupils in line.
Pink and white were the ma&s colors
evolutions without an I CVferM 5 I H? V W ir'tJ J II ? I X ft " ?i i
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featured in this section. Light arches
draped with pink garlands were carried
over each platoon,- and under these the
children went through their drills and
dances. The girls were dressed in white
with pink sashes and the boys wore
white waists and dark trousers. All
carried pink tissue wreaths and wore
Following this section came the float
of the Kanikan Club, from the domestic
science department of the school, drawn
by a dozen of the larger boys. Little
Helen Harris held the pink ribbons and
drove the team.. Inside the fJoat the
girls were at work putting up cans of
fruit, and the float was escorted by a
dozen girls in aprons and caps. On
each side marched files of little boys
inside enormous papier ' mache cans,
bearing the labels of various fruits and
Diminutive Flae Bearer In Line.
With screaming bugles and rolling
drums, the, drum corps composed of
the sons of Spanish -American . War
Veterans marched at the head of the
Kolman School. The drum corps was
In charge of L. .E.. Beach. Little Buddy
Kennedy, who isn't much taller than a
lead pencil, marched - proudly at the
head of the drummers and buglers
bearing an American flag.
The Holman ' children, under Prin
cipal H. M. Sherwood, were kept J)usy
all along the line singing "Tipperary."
They were scheduled to sing only every
little while, but people kept applauding
them so insistently that they had to
keep at it without interruption or rest.
And they were dressed to fit the part.
The girls wore white waists, green
skirts, white stockings, black slippers
and green caps. The boys wore black
knee trousers and stockings, white
waists and green caps.
The Lents School section, under A. F.
Hershner, was headed by 100-boys and
girls in white who went through a
garland drill, and was closed by the
Talawanda Campfire Girls, who sang a
Festival song in Chinook, written by
J. D. Lee.
Woodmere School presented an alle
gorical pageant of . peace. Arthur
Hughes, disguised as Uncle Sam,
marched at the head.
Peace Plea Is Presented.
"War with all its terrors" was pic
tured in convincing form. "Crime,
"Famine." and "Pestilence" marched
side by side. Then came the "Burden
Bearers," made up from representa
tives of all walks of life farmers, car
penters, miners and artisans of various
The second division pictured the
"Reign of Peace." At the head marched
a boy carrying the symbolical dove
of peace. The fruits of peace were
represented by "wisdom," "prosperity"
and "social service." Then came the
heroes of peace, such as th3 pioneer
plainsmen,- miners, farmers and others,
all appearing contented and happy.
A big banner at the end of this di
vision appealed for a realization . of
1, Queen Sybil Unthroned and Surrounded by Her Court after the Coronation Ceremony. 2, Hose Mazurka Danced Before the Queen by Girls From arlona
Schools. 3, CUrla from the Hivrt home School In Japanese Dance. 4, First Priw, Seven I.adr Hllllneton Rosea Exhibited by Mr. Alfred Tucker at
rhe Roae Show. S. Three Beat Hoki at the Show; Mra. Cieorgre Pope'a Kraa Karl Druachke Viie, , In the State Department at the Hour show ICxhlb
ta. 7. Basket of Ulrica Brnnnera Exhibited ky JMra. J. A. Thatcher. S, A Chief of the Blackfoot Indiana, IO of 'Whom Are Ciueata In Portland Dur
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the dream of statesmen an interna
tional court, without, submarines or
deadly aeroplanes. Enlisted under this
banner marched all the nations of the
world, each one faithfully represented.
Kaiser Wilhelm was. there, with his
pointed mustache but without the im
plements of warfare., Belgium was
represented by a woman in mourning.
W. A. Dickson was the leader.
Ockley Green section was led by the
Perrydale Band, and was under the di
rection of Principal E. W. Whitney.
-The costumes were white and the
boys and girls wore green and yellow
caps and sashes. The girls carried
yellow , wreaths. The . feature of this
section was the, marching and. drilling.
Clinton Kelly School, led by. L. A.
Reed, made a pretty appearance, its
boys and girls being attired in pink
and white. They performed many diffi
cult maneuvers as they proceeded along
the route.. They carried decorated half
circles, which they wielded in rhythm
with the music.
Women's Band Participates.
Kenton School was headed by the
Portland Ladies' Band, and In its sec
tion Renton had worked out the school
garden idea in a most striking man
ner. The little boys, covered with ever
green and formed in a hollow square,
represented the hedge about the gar
den. Inside this fairyland garden were
groups of little girls costumed to rep
resent daisies, roses, sunflowers and
blossoms of innumerable variety.
Here and there among the dancing
blossoms the littlest girls buzzed, about
a v bees and buterflies.
Harry Young, mounted on a Shetland
pony, carried the banner at the . head
of this section.
At the head of the Woodstock sec
tion rode a group of boys on decorated
bicycles. They were well drilled and
formed many pretty figures by various
arrangements of the wheels. Each
time they would revert to their orig
inal places, however, the letters on the
handlebars spelled out the words,
"Woodstock School." L. E. Prideaux
waa in charge.
This school also produced a drum
corps, which furnished the music for
the footwork of those that followed.
The boys bore floral hoops and the
girls carried attractively decorated
oodlawn fer.tured the song, 'The
Tulip and the Rose." The little girls
were dressed in green and red. to
represent roses, and the bo wore big t
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yellow tulip hats. As they .marched
along they sang the song which they
were featuring and varied the per
formance with fancy marching and
William and Archie Kline, in a deco
rated pony-cart, led the section, which
was -under direction of C. M. Stafford.
McElroy's Band preceded the Albina
Homestead School, which won special
attention by its' beautiful May-pole
dance. The boys who danced around
the May-pole were dressed as Uncle
Sams and the girls-as Miss Columbias.
Following them appeared the main
body of Albina' Homestead children in
a fancy, fan drill. They were dressed
in pure white and their fans were dec
orated ir- 'red.. Hugh r. Boyd was in
. Scottish costume was chosen by the
pupils of Highland School. In the van
marched two diminutive Highlanders
Fred C. West and Minnie Sinner and
behind them came the Kilties Band,
under Pipe-Major MacDonald, in full
The children marched in platoons, all
dressed in green --aps and sashes, with
plaids and kilts. A corps of girls in
highland costume at their head danced
the highland fling, while the 100 chil
dren posed and stamped a sort of a
background dance for. these main per
formers. I. E. Holt directed the section
and 100 children participated.
Little Boy la. Uncle Sam.
" Little Fremont Smith was - the cenr
ter of. attraction when the neatly at
tired and well-drilled children of the
Kerns School made their - appearance
Fremont isn't much bigger than a
minute, but he made a captivating
Uncle Sam. The Kerns boys and girls
had a drum corps, too, that made the
echoes reverberate back and forth be
tween the buildings. The boys were
dressed in white and wore blue caps.
The girls' costumes were white and
yellow. Some of the taller boys
carried floral umbrellas, with deco
rated streamers, the ends of which
were held by the smaller boys. The
girls of this school carried floral rib
bons stretching from curb to curb.
Mrs. Matson was the leader of the
Shaver School unfortunately' lost its
banner before entering the parade, and
its wonderfully elaborate section was
not given the credit as an individual
school that It might otherwise have
had. There were 120 pupils under L.
A platoon of Juvenile policemen fol
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lowed by a section of mall carriers in
uniform headed it. .
Then came a group of tiny girls In
butterfly costumes, who had been
caught and harnesses by grotesque lit
tle brownie boys, and were driven tan
dem in the parade. Behind these came
the drill .teams in white suits with pink
The Chinook Campfire Girls closed
the parade, in Indian ' costume, sur
rounding one .of the Indian drags such
as are used in hauling the tepees from
place to place.
One of the prettiest exhibitions was
that provided by the boys and. girls of
Kliot School In their Colonial minuet.
They were' attired in the' prescribed
fashions of Colonial days, even to the
powdered wigs. Two or three of the
little girls added , to their ; already at
tractive features by wearing black
"beauty spots" on their cheeks the size
of quarters. The Brown band furnished
the music for the minuet, which was
performed according to regulations of
Following the Eliot minuet group
came other children attired in black-and-white
uniforms and wearing yel
low gas balloons, which were allowed
to flutter at the ends of threads over
the heads of the people along the curbs.
S. U. Downs was the leader.
Holladay featured the "House That
Jack Built" and characters from
"Mother Goose," all riding on a deco
rated truck at the head of the section.
They eang "Old King Cole" and other
Behind the truck rode Pierre Col
lings, a grotesque Simple Simon, in a
freak automobile, bearing the sign
"Everybody's nose smells the Portland
One hundred and thirty girls, dressed
as daffodils, in charge of A. M. Can
non, marched in the rest of the di
vision, followed by nine girls bearing
the school banner.
Oriental Picture Drawn.
A reminder of Oriental times was
furnished by the appearance of the
Rose City Park School. The boys were
dressed in Chinese costumes and the
girls in Japanese dresses. As a further
reminder of Japan the girls carried
artificial cherry blossoms which were
none the less attractive.
A butterfly dance was another Inter
esting detail of the Rose City Park
display. Willetha Ritter was the but
terfly. Then came a group of little
girla carrying Japanese lanterns.
The envy of many who walked, waa
aroused by the blissful lot of Harold
Frank, and Rose Roberts, tw.o tiny tots,
who were carried in Japanese baskets
suspended by means of poles borne on
the shoulders of some of the larger
Fernwood was led by the Fireman's
Band. A group of shepherdesses were
in the van, dressed in pink-and white
costume, wearing big pink hats and
carrying pink crooks. They gave vari
ous dances at the intermissions when
the parade paused.
Behind them the drill teams of boys
and girls came, dressed in purple and
white, the little girls wearing bonnets
made to represent purple sweet peas.
H. M. Barr directed them and, there
were 100 pupils In line.
Aatlonal Colors Worn.
A lesson in patriotism was provided
by the Montavilla School. Every boy
and every girl carried a big -American
flag, which was waved on direction of
K. A- Wiley, the principal, forming a
weird red, white and blue spectacle
when viewed from a distance.
The patriotic color scheme even was
borne out in the clothing. The girl3
wore white waists, blue skirts, red
neckties and red bands. on their caps.
The boys wore red ties, red cap-bands,
white waists and blue trousers. ,
Sunnyside had 100 boys and girls in
Zouave costume, red and white, march
ing in military evolutions as the parade
moved forward, and forming a brilliant
feature in the line. E. D. Curtis , was
their leader. '
, Buckman School, under E. J. Hadley,
was headed by two pony carts decked
in crimson ramblers. In the carts were
Jack and Mildred Nelson and l''red Wil
cox and Elizabeth Hicks. Behind them
marched the mass of the pupils in pink
and white. The girls carried great pink
floral parasols. On either flank of the
line marched boys carrying pink floral
insignia. All the boys wore pink neck
ties and caps and the girls had pink
sashes and bows in their hair.
Much , applause was accorded, the
group of Red Cross girls who have
been drilled in "first aid" practices by
Dr. Birney, who also marched at their
The Washington High School Band
had the honor of marching at the head
of the Hawthorne School contingent,
which brought up the rear.
The Hawthorne children, under E. J.
Hadley, by means of a series of letters
spelling the words, announced them
selves as "Hawthorne Busy Bees." The
idea of the busy bee was borne out In
the costumes, which were black and