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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1915)
TITE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, JULY 29. 1915.
FAIR TICKET AGENTS
AID OWN SEX ONLY
Wen Who Insist, However,
May Buy Tickets From New
O.-W. R. & N. Women.
FIRST LESSON IS GIVEN
Tarty Representing Innovation in
Railroad Business Spends Day in
Portland and Will Make Trip
Over Company's System.
"It will be your business to look after
the women passengers exclusively," ex
plained William McMurray, the general
He was conducting a school of In
struction for the newly appointed
women passenger agents, by which the
O.-W. It. & N. Company is to distin
guish itself from other railroads.
"But if a man wants to buy a ticket?"
Interrupted Miss Olive Lender, the
agent at Spokane.
"Never mind the men." protested Mr.
"Yes. but sometimes the men ask
us " started Miss Edna Flynn, of Se
attle. "Let the men in the office wait on
tho men." insisted the general passen
ger agent pleasantly but firmly.
"Why, Mr. McMurray, I'm surprised
at you," interposed A. C. Jackson, the
advertising agent. "Can't you see that
with young women behind the counter
as er attractive as these, it will be
impossible to keep the men away?"
Peraiatent Men May Bay.
Mr. McMurray readily accepted the
truth of this statement.
"Well," he agreed, "if the men Insist
on buying their tickets from you it
will be all right to wait on them."
And so ended the first lesson.
But school will begin again today
and continue tomorrow and the next
day and for several days next week.
By the time the course Is completed
the young women will have toured the
entire O.-W. R. & N. system and ac
quainted themselves with all the prin
cipal points of interest.
Yesterday was "Portland day" for
tho young women. Officials of the com
pany endeavored to acquaint them with
everything they ought to know, and
Miss Estelle Macaulay. the Portland
agent, confessed last night that she
learned a whole lot about Portland that
she never knew before.
Walla Walla Girl Well Informed.
When it came to what might be
.called the technical detail of the bust
ness, all the others could take a few
lessons from Miss Myrta Baker, of
Walla Walla, who has been In the serv
ice of the company 10 years, and who.
at various times, dropped bits of in
formation that revealed her knowledge
not only of the passenger department
but of the freight department as well.
"The best railroad man irk Eastern
Washington," is what the men around
Walla Walla and Spokane call Miss
Baker. She began her railroad career
as a stenographer in the Walla Walla
office. The second day she was there
she began to sell tickets. It wasn't long
until she could contract for freight
movements, and now she can go out
and solicit carload orders in competi
tion with the best men solicitors in that
"I just naturally drifted Into it,"
She explained. Now she is chief clerk
In the Walla Walla office and has a
stenographer of her own.
Her success was doubtless the in
spiration for the company in appoint
ing women to. sell tickets and solicit
passenger business. The railroad of
ficials knew that it required an unusual
type of woman to enter this new and
untried field. In only one case was it
necessary to go outside its own ranks
to get the right kind of woman. The
exception was Miss Olive E. Lender,
the agent at Spokane. Miss Lender had
been conspicuously successful in her
One Is Ei-epaper Woman.
More than 10 years ago she began
to earn her living on the big Chicago
newspapers. She worked her way
through college with her pen. She was
visiting in Spokane when the Coeur
d'Alene land drawings took place. In
a spirit of fun and adventure she took
a chance. Then when she returned to
Chicago she was surprised to learn
that she had drawn No. 12 in the list.
She returned and selected an excellent
quarter section near Long Lake, where
the Washington Water Power Company
has its plant. She lived on the place
until she secured her title. Since then
the has acquired other property and
has engaged extensively in the cattle
business. A few years a fire destroyed
most of her buildings and she returned
to the newspaper office to recoup her
losses. For nearly three years before
receiving her recent appointment she
was society editor of the Spokane
Spokesman-Review and of the Spokane
Tart Attracts Officials.
In Miss Flynn at Seattle the company
likewise found a girl who had dis
played unusual resourcefulness and
self-dependence. For more than two
years before beginning her present
work she was chief clerk in the O.-W.
It. & N. offices in the Seattle passen
ger station. Her duties there brought
her into constant contact with the
public and her tact in handling every
day business problems brought her to
the attention of her superior officials.
Miss Macaulay, of the Portland office,
is another who has acquired property
of her own. Six years ago she went
with her father into northern Lake
County and located on a homestead
and she secured a patent. Now she
derives a substantial income from it.
She entered the legal department of
the O.-W. R. & X. Company and now is
studying law. She expects soon to
take the bar examinations.
'1 guess we have enough talent
among our young women to get our
idea started right," commented Mr. Mc
Murray. But he did not hesitate to
put them through a severe course of
training yestarday. They heard short
talks from Frank W. Robinson, as
sistant traffic manager; H. M. Watkins,
president of the O.-W. R. & N. Em
ployes' Club; Blaine Hallock, presi
dent oC the Transportation Club, and
John Scott Mills, editor of the Pacific
Semaphore. They were luncheon guests
of Captain Nopander on the steamer
Bear at noon, and in the afternoon vis
ited the various railroad ticket offices
and the newspaper offices. They will
leave today or tomorrow for Spokane,
Seattle and other points with stops
at various places of Interest along the
Then they will begin their new work
St. Helens Steam Laundry Burns.
ST. HELENS. Or.. July 28. (Special.)
Fire, believed to have originated in
the boiler-room, early this morning
destroyed the plant of the St. Helens
team laundry. The loss is placed at
$3000. There was no Insurance. George
Watkins, owner of the plant, believes
dropping coal from the firebox of the
boiler was responsible for the fire. The
St. Helens fire department saved some
of the goods in the building.
i Charge Purchases Made Today and This Week Will Be Charged on Bill Rendered Sept. 1st f:
OUR REMOVAL SALE
Is Rapidly Coming to a Close and on Next Saturday Night All Departments
In Their Permanent Quarters Will
Every Article Reduced
This ruling, of course, does not apply to such departments as
have not moved, and we shall continue to have "every article
reduced" except contract goods, "Silk Maid" hose, new Fall suits and groceries. Buy now!
The- Quality" St6r& of- Portland
riftX Sixi. "Morrison. Alder Sta.
Women's Tailored Suits $20
Embracing All Our Remain
ing $42.50 to $55.00 Models
We're moving! New goods are also coming in.
nence tnis siasmng 01 iormer figures.
This season's styles, and the
Fashionable fabrics and color
Suits for "dress and business
Limited in quantity, but many
Kwrth Floor. Stxth-9t. Bids.
And Here's Your Semi-Yearly Disposal:
Men's Manhattan Shirts Reduced
We carry the largest and most complete stocks of "Manhattan" shirts in
the City of Portland, and it is these stocks you have to "pick from" in this
sale. Examine our stocks first, and note the signal savings. For instance:
"MANHATTAN" I "MANHATTAN" I "MANHATTAN" I "MANHATTAN"
SHIRTS, KEG. I OC I SHIRTS, REG. M CC SHIRTS, RKG. QC I SHIRTS, REG. fO DC
11.60. NOW pliZU 12.00. NOW $I03 12.50-13. NOW..li33 13.50-14, NOW...ti03
The fabrics are the newest and best. The styles are the latest and most desired in French or stiff
cuff models. The fit is the standard always observed by the makers of "Manhattan" Shirts perfect
because cut On correct lines. Temporary Annex. I-'Irat Floor
Ostrich Neck Ruffs
Our Price Today, $1.19
Those wanted kinds bought underprice otherwise they'd sell
for $2 and $2.50.
Included are all black, all white, black and white combinations,
plain blues, greens, browns, wistaria, and lovely color combinations.
Both ribbon and tassel trimmings Fit Floor. sixth-M. nid.
Silk and Cotton Wash
Crepes, VS.- Yard at 19c
Excellent quality in colorings of gray, tan, lavender, white,
rose, light blue and yellow. ser..d Kioor. w nmidt.
Mail Orders Filled
From This and All Our 'Ads
If Received Within Three Days '
of date. Telephone us where Quanti
ties are limited or you are in a hurry.
Should you come in person, ask any floorman
to call personal shopper, who will conduct you to
as many of the 75 departments as you choose.
There is no charge for this service.
Blouses Today at $2
Our W ell-Known "Welworth"
should be ex
pressive of the
sonality. These Blouses have
the virtues of dig
nity, charm, simplic
ity and refinement.
They are entirely
different from and
much better than the
kind of a Blouse $2
will ordinarily buy.
"Welworths" are sold in Portland exclusively
at Meier & Frank's! Fifth Floor, sixt.-st. Bids.
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You Are Cordially Invited to
An Exhibit and Sale of
Baskets and Curios
Direct from the Philippine Islands' Exhibit
at the Panama International Exposition
. At the request of the Government officials, we will for a
limited time display this wonderful collection of baskets and
other articles made by the school children of the Islands.
You Will Marvel at the Exquisite
Baskets in This Collection
The articles are all sold at moderate prices, as fixed by the
Take the escalator to Main Aisle, Second Floor, New Bldg.
A few of the articles are noted below.
Draperies or Couch Covers
Made of native grasses, highly colored,
Made of la a, with nhort handles. Very
desirable aa den decorations.
Slippers and Sandals
Made of various grasses, some
crocheted, others woven.
Cushions or Pillows
Made of burl and abaca, some em
broidered in native dexiKns. Filled
with soft grasses or fiber.
Fish Scale Lamp Shades
Very beautifully etched In what we
would call conventional designs. Look
Hand-Made Native Baskets
Made of native grasses, split bamboo,
buri. abaca and other materials. All
sorts of shapes, ceremonial, work, waste,
collar, button and dozens of quaint ef
fects. All made by hand in beautiful
natural color combinations.
War Implements Have Seen
Spears, bolos. dagfrers, krls. kampllan.
shields, many mounted with native sil
ver. A very interesting collection.
Odd Metal Pieces
Bugo boxes, made like our Jewel cases,
some with compartments. Gongs of old
brass and copper, some hundreds of years
old. Old brass cooking pots, quaint
bowls and boxes In profusion.
New California Small White
Beans, 5 lb. Sack 29c
8ALT PORK. THOROUGH-I Cm
I.Y CURED, THE POUND I 31
MOLASSES. AUNT DINAH CO r
PR AND. NO. 10 CANS 3 0l
HEP SALMON. NO. 1 TALL I fl i
CANS: DOZ Sl.lO, CAN IUl
rKIKD APPLKS. FRESHLY CUT
RINGS. THREE 1UUNDS
PEAS. VICTOR BRAND, NO. J
CANS; DOZEN. "I.IO, THEJQq
KENTON "BACON." "suWaR-CURED
RACKS. HALF STRIPS, I 01 n
THE POUND I02U
S.i;0 OR TAPIOCA. BEST Ql'AI.
ITY. K1VK-IHH X1) CLOTH OQo
SACKS. PRICED Z3l
Ilurmril, Mith-at. Mulleins
A Nest of All Aluminum
Sauce Pans VsA$if 80c
1, 1 and 2 -quart-size Pans.
of pure aluminum, seamless and with
out a blemish. We have exactly 66
nests of them in stock, therefore
Nest of 3 Aluminum Pans. Regu
larly $3.00, now at $1.50; 3, 4 and 5-Quart-Size
Temporary Annex, Third Floor
48 of These Electric
Bread Toasters, Each 59c
If you get down early this morn
ing, you may be among: the 4S fortu
nate purchasers of these Electric
Bread Toasters that are to be on sale
The illustration is exactly like the
Toaster offered at this remarkable
price as long as any of the 43 remain.
T r m x rry Annex, Third Floor
TOD A Y WE
C E LEER ATE
EVENT NO. 6
x-Sale at R
Special items gathered from three floors in our Annex and so strong as to compel your attention and enthusiasm. Some of them are of limited quantity
and demand immediate buying. Read:
Our Entire Stock of
Hammocks at Less 25
For Today Only at This Reduction '
Such well-known makes as Vudor, Hohlfeld, etc-, in knit
and woven patterns, dozens of designs and colors.
With and without pillows, spreaders and deep valances.
The best Hammocks to be found all at FOURTH OFF.
Temporary Annex, Eighth Floor.
Children's Sulkies for $1.39
Sidewalk Sulkies for
small boys and girls. Your
choice of plain or rever
sible backs. Made with
good springs, 10-inch
wheels, with 4-inch tires.
A one-day bargain in
-Temporary Annex. Eighth Floor.
Over 4000 to Select From
Such favorites as "Pigeon Walk,"
"Little Gray Home in the West,"
"Kentucky Home," "On the 5:15,"
"Some Baby," "Beverley Hunt,"
dance, vocal and band selections.
Temporary Annex, Fifth Floor
A Famous Fulton Go-Cart at $8.98
Reduced From $12.00
Our No. 418 R. A. F. model. Closes with one
motion. Nickel fenders, runabout hood, reclining
back, equipped with fine grade springs. Very
attractively finished. Spells comfort for baby,
and easy to handle for mother.
FULTON GO-CARTS, $13.49
Reduced From $18.00
High-grade, full collapsible, the very latest
model. All steel frame, nickel-trimmed tubular
pushers, back adjustable to three positions, auto
hood, rear windshield, fine springs, 12-inch spoke
wheels, -inch tires and nickel fenders.
This Cabinet Gas
In Y our II o m e
The convenient side-oven style,
with warming shelf. All enamel
finish; may be washed as easily as
any dish in your pantry.
This is . one of the best Gas
Range specials we have ever been
able to offer you. Investigate it!
Tempornry Annex. Fifth Floor
Chairs. Special 98c
Reduced From $1.50
Well-made High Chair of selected elm
wood, firmly put together. Has saddle seat
and large trays. Backs are prettily carved.
Temporary Annex. F-lahth Floor.
Willamette Coaster Wagons $2.49
Regularly at $3.50
Very strongly ' constructed, just
like illustration. Heavy board bed
with brake attachment and .strong
Every boy wants one now for
Temporary Annex, Sixth Floor.
Refrigerators Priced Today at Only $8.65
A Popular Model That Has Sold at $10.00
REFRIGERATORS RE GULA RLY
$12, REMOVAL SALE (T r Q r
PRICE CDc oD
J13.50, REMOVAL(T-f- fVf
SALE PRICE v-pJLJL.DD
REFRIGERATORS REG U L A RLY
$15.00, REMOVA LfJ i Q nr
SALE PRICE OJ-O UJ
REFRIGERATORS RE GULA RLY
$18.50, REMOVALrj- p Q p
SALE PRICE JD1D.OJ
Tempornry Annex, Fifth Floor
Trunks, Bags, Suit
Cases, Steamer Rugs
14 Wardrobe Trunks, fiber covered and
lined, over 500 rivets in each trunk. gy
Were $35.00, $37.50 and $40.00; now tJ)jQ
20 Fiber Covered Trunks, hardwood, cloth
lined, two trays, solid steel pro tec- T - -v
tions. Very special at tjJLv
15 Fitted Bags and Suit Cases, the finest
made, assorted fittings. Every one 1
now at 2
50 Bags and Suit Cases, black and brown
cowhide. Were $7.50 and $S.25; spe- C fT
cial now at
18 Walrus Bags, Kauffman make, sizes 16,
17 and 18. Were $18.00; Q- -j fTf
special now at O
Walrus and Cowhide Bags, leather lined,
with polished brass trimmings. rT f
Were $10.00; now JJ) QJ
20 Rattan Suit Cases, well made, good
looking. Were $4.50 to $6.00; (JQ f
now at t-JO
All New "Hartman" and "Inde- -f COl
tructo" Wardrobe Trunks less JLv lO
18 Indian Rugs, heavy weight, three good
patterns. Were $4.50 and ft f ?7
$5.00; now fO 4 O
Tempornry Annex, Fifth Floor
USE THE ESCALATORS THEY ARE EASY TO RIDE UPON AND AS SAFE AS WALKING ACROSS THE FLOOR!