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IS THE MORNING OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1917.
PATRIOTIC CEREMONY IS HELD WHEN BIG RED CROSS CLOCK IS TURNED AHEAD TO $138,010
TO GIFTS UP-STATE
Reports From All Sections
Show Allotments Will Be
NEW TOWN GIVES $500
Campaign Manager Calls for More
Thorough Reports of Work, as
Effort Should "Sot Be Given
fp Until Everyone Is Seen.
HOW RKD CROSS Fl'lVDS AUK
BEI.U PI.EDOKD ELSE
WHERE. Seattle's quota is $300,000. and
the state of Washington is asked
to raise $1,000,000. Yesterday
.Seattle had raised $166,674 and,
the entire state subscriptions
amounted to $553,000.
Spokane's quota is $100,000; it
has already raised $109,240.
Tacoma's quota is $100,000.
Yesterday Tacoma had raised
San Francisco's allotment is
$1,000,000. Subscriptions to date
Los Angeles wants $1,000,000
by the end of the week for the
Red Cross. Yesterday the total
raised was $466,883.
Oregon Red Cross campaign forces
made swift progress yesterday. More
than $70,000 was added to the total of
reports received on Tuesday, making
the grand total $179,615.14, or more
than one-third of the $400,000 quota
assigned to the state outside Port
land. "Of the hundreds called on yester
day, only one man able to give re
fused," telegraphed W. B. Dennis from
the bustling little city of Carlton, in
Mr. Dennis expressed the spirit of
willing service for the Red Cross that
was demonstrated throughout the state
and that heartened all committees to go
with Its determined work to get at
least $100,000 more than Oregon's
Clatsop Reports 10,0OO.
True to his former prediction, J. S.
Delaney, Clatsop County campaign
manager, was able to report subscrip
tions of $10,000 yesterday. The amount
Is one-third of the Clatsop quota.
"La Grande $10,000; La Grande will
over-subscribe." was the expressive
message from Fred Holmes, of La
Marion County made a gain of more
than $4000 during the day. the previ
ous report of $3000 was from Salem
The reports by districts were as fol
lows: Medford and Jackson County,
$2493.58; Astoria and Clatsop County,
$10,000; Springfield. $1400; Cottage
Grove, $2000; Eugene, $10,000: Condon
and Gilliam County, $3000: Sllverton,
$2000: Aurora. $300; Stayton, $1000;
Salem and Marion County, $7425.31; Al
bany and Linn County, $1183: La
Grande and Union County, $5000; Grant,
$340; Baker and Baker County, $4000;
Dallas and Polk County. $2500: Rose
burg and Douglas County, $1473.50;
Forest Grove. $3000; Hillsboro, $2000;
Vale. $928; Marshfield, $1441.25; Myrtle
Point, $880; Coquille. $2351; Bandon,
$581; North Bend, $3235; Powers,
$1118.75; Oregon City and Clackamas
Incomplete returns were received
from only 26 of Oregon's 36 counties,
the remaining 10 have not been heard
from as yet in any way, but are known
to be working.
Month-Old Tpwn Gives sr0O.
One of the interesting reports came
from Batesville, a town only a month
old. over in Eastern Oregon. Bates
ville has only 100 population, but it
raised $500 the first night of the drive.
There are a number of Austrians em
ployed at the Pacific States Timber &
Investment Company's sawmill there
and they gave $5 each. The entire
Batesville and Austin district is
assessed $250, but it will probably raise
L. G. Nichols, state campaign man
ager, is anxious that all Red Cross
campaign organizations report as regu
larly and as completely as possible.
"All campaign organizations should
stick closely to the text of the cam
paign rules," said Mr. Nichols. "They
will not fail to realize that the task is
Incomplete until every person In every
district is canvassed."
Telegraphic messages from Baker
County last night said: "Baker and
Grant counties now have raised about
$12,000 of their $20,000 allotments."
J. P. Yates, head of the Red Cross
drive in Wasco, sent word to The Ore
gonlan that Wasco had pledged $7500
already, and that Sherman County will
raise $15,000 without a doubt.
CORVALUS FUND REACHES $6000
Willamette Pledges $500 and Philo
math Will Raise $300.
CORVALLIS. Or., June 20. (Spe
cial.) The hour hand on the big Red
Cross dial on Second street now points
to $6000, the amount raised in the lirst
two and a half days of the Benton
County drive for the Red Cross fund.
At an enthusiastic meeting last night
In Willamette the people pledged $500.
A meeting was held also at Plym
outh, where great interest was mani
fested, the little community agreeing
to raise $300. Real Philomath boost
ers, led by Commissioner Jolly, sent
word to the county seat today that
that town had awakened to the emer
gency and would contribute the $600
allotment without a doubt.
Interest is tense throughout the
county, and the 10 teams of eight men
each in charge of the work are busy
day and night meeting together at the
Commercial Club rooms at noon to
check up and make plans for fhe next
EUGENE'S DO.VATIOXS LIBEUAIi
In Twv of Four Districts, $9,630 of
$10,000 Quota Has Been Raised.
EUGENE , Or.. June 20. (Special.)
Subscription to the Red Cross fund in
Eugene totaled $S639.50. almost ennal-
ing the allotment of $10,000 of the city,
today, with only two of the four dis
tricts into which the city has been
diviaea. covered by the eisht teams in
charge of the canvass. The tendency
or tne towns throughout Lane Countv
has been to disregard the minimum and
give liberally. Coburg. which had been
assessed $200, turned over $500 in cash
to tne county committee todav.
The members of the eight teams en
gaged in the campaign in Eugene made
their reports at a luncheon in the
j-.ugene cnamoer of Commerce. Th
women or tne churches are serving
luncheons, the proceeds going to the
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IMUIE PHOTO FROM THE ORBI.OXIAS OFFICES SHOWS RAND PLAYIXU "STAA-SIMNULEU BA.N.ER,
138.010 IS RAISED
Portland Congratulated for
Showing for Red Cross.
THOROUGH CANVASS BEGINS
Business Houses Contribute Large
Share of Receipts, and Girls
and Soldiers Draw Showers
of Coins at Rallies.
(Continued From First Page.)
so far been made to gel money in this
way, it will be encouraged in future.
It is expected that as the campaign
warms up to its close, tin tubs will be
carried in the machines so that con
tributors can make a racket as they
throw their coins in. It is believed
the total contributions gained in this
way will help swell the grand total to
a big extent.
There are 100 sneakers engaged for
this work, and they are getting into
the spirit of the big drive with great
enthusiasm. Sixteen more Red Cross
nurses were enlisted last night to ac-
comDanv the speakers on their rounds.
Girls employed at the Courthouse offices
during the day were signed up ror tnis
worK, as tney are uviMwuic 11
Mrs. Corbett at Theaters.
Mrs. Harry L. Corbett, dressed as a
Red Cross nurse, drove her own car
last night and appeared at four mo
tion picture houses on the East Side in
widely separated parts of the city.
T."rlflav is to be Barber day through
out the city, receipts at the various
shops being given to tne nea
fund. On that day there will be girls
in Red Cross nurses' uniforms in charge
of the cashiers aesss at me uincc..
shops. Honor Guard girls are expecieu
to perform this service to a large ex
tent. The question of the cost of adminis
tration of the Red Cross fund was set
tled yesterday by receipt of a telegram
by Chairman Ayer from Henry P.
Davison, chairman of the Red Cross
War Council, Washington. His mes
"The question is being raised by some
as to tne amount ot mtm:j "'-
ing to be required for overneaa ex
penses in carrying out the work of the
vrrt prnu hv the War Council. Ob
viously, it is impossible to foretell the
expense of operation at xne uauunu
headquarters in the conduct of this
work as there are so many factors as
Overhead Costa 1 Per Cent.
"I, of course, cannot guarantee It, but
I am perfectly willing to hazard the
prediction that not more than 1 per
cent of the money to be expended by
the War Council will be obsorbed in
Pledge to Last for War.
The headquarters' workers were
cheered yesterday by a call from H. D.
Langille, 1337 Northwest National
Bank building, who wanted to sign a
pledge to give continuing payments of
$15 a week for Red Cross work. The
printed pledge card stipulates the time
the payments shall continue as four
months. Mr. Langille objected. He
wanted to continue his payments
longer than four months. So the card
was filled out "As long as the war
Frank Hart, manager of the Spalding
estate, wired to California for Instruc
tions and was told that although the
estate there has subscribed heavily to
the fund of the California committee,
authority was given to subscribe $500
here in addition.
Rose Show Helps Fnad.
Gate receipts taken at the Rose Show
at the Multnomah Hotel yesterday
were donated to the Red Cross fund and
a large and beautiful collections of
peonies on view there, grown and ex
hibited by Howard E. Weed, will be
sold today by Honor Guard Girls and
the money will be given to the cause.
Candy boys at the Lyric. Strand and
Hippodrome theaters will give 5 per
cent of their gross receipts this week to
the Red Cross funds.
Employes Give Day's Pay.
Whole-hearted support of the Red
CroBs work is urged by Xr. K- A. J.
Mackenzie, Portland chairman of the
Red Cross, who is now in Chicago. In
a telegram received yesterday he
speaks of the need for giving soldiers
of the Nation the fullest and most
earnest support. He said Chicago,
which ended its membership campaign
with 300.000 new members, has set its
subscription quota at $1,000,000, with
the slogan. "Fight or Give, and Give
Until it Hurts."
An open air band concert, patriotic in
Its nature, with speeches urging strong
support for the campaign, were given
last night at Peninsula Park.
A contribution that was much appre
ciated by the committee In charge of
the campaign was that announced yes
terday by C. C. Colt's team. It was the
pledge of the employes of the Union
Meat Company to give one day's pay to
.the Red cross fund.
A. T. Lewis, proprietor of the Elite
CROWD STANDS WITH HATS
Billiard parlors In the basement of the
Morgan building, has arranged to give
the entire proceeds of his business on
Friday, June 22, to the Red Cross fund.
The place will be open from 8 A. M. to
12 midnight, and in addition to the bil
liard and pool tables a full line of
candies and cigars will contribute to
swell the proceeds. . Girls in Red Cross
uniforms will be in attendance.
FALLS CITY SEEKIXG FTXD
Widowed Mother Gives $10 to Red
Cross, for Son Is In Army.
FALLS CITY, Or., June 20. (Spe
cial.) Falls City subscribed $325 al
most one-third of her allotted $1000 to
the American Red Cross at an enthu
siastic meeting held at the Opera
House last night, when. Judge E. C.
Kirkpatrick, in a heart-to-heart talk,
called on a half dozen business men to
Today a committee, under the chair
manship of Postmaster Ira C. Mehrling,
made plans for a house-to-house can
vass to raise the other $675 of Falls
Through a vivid talk by Elton Wat
kins, Portland attorney, the 125 people
gathered for the meeting last evening
were brought to a realization of how
vital the need for lied Cross funds
Is and of how small an amount will
help save the life of a wounded soldier.
A touching feature of the meeting
was the donating of $10 by Mrs. Addle
Montgomery, a widow, who will have
to do washing for the money. Her
son. Archie, is now with the Third
Oregon. Company L.
SCHOOL GIRLS GIVE FREELY
First Donation to Klamath Red
Cross Fund Shows Patriotism.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., June 20.
(Special.) The Red Cross drive began
with $1520 subscribed Monday. The
first money received was from the
girls, of the Klamath County High
S&iiool. which accompanied the follow
ing letter to Treasurer M. Percy Evans
from Miss Clara Calkins:
"Lear Mr. Evans: Last Spring the
Klamath High School girls gave a pa
triotic party dance for the boys who
were leaving for the Army and Navy.
A small charge was made to defray
expenses, and we had $18.75 left over.
The girls have decided that the best
thing to do with the money is to give
It to the Red Cross Society, so I am
inclosing a check for the Red Cross
DALLAS WOMEN ARE ACTIVE
Club Members to Devote Their Time
to Red Cross "Work.
DALLAS. Or.. June 20. (Special.)
The civic section of the Dallas Woman's
Club met at the home of Mrs. H. C.
Eakln yesterday and the first sewing
for the Red Cross was done at this
About 50 members were present. They
voted to discontinue the monthly sil
ver tea and to devote their time to
the Red Cross work. It was decided
to hold meetings every Wednesday for
this purpose in, the clubroom in the
Every member of the club Is active in
the Red Cross drive, and within a few
days it expected that the $7000 asked
of Dallas and vicinity will be raised.
$1000 GIVEN BY ONE MILL
Committees to Canvass Bend Today
for Red Cross. Fund.
BEND, Or.. June 20. (Special.)
Bend's campaign to raise the Deschutes
County allotment of the Red Cross fund
has been slow in getting under way.
In a preliminary canvass Tuesday
nearly $4000 was obtained, one sub
scription of $1000 from the Shevlin
Hixon Company being with the promise
of as much more as the employes. could
The teams tomorrow will visit every
business house and residence in the
city. At a special meeting of the City
Council this afternoon a $500 ap
propriation for the fund was made. The
Commercial Club has voted to turn over
to the Red Cross a $500 liberty bond.
$10,000 RAISED IX ASTORIA
Subscriptions Are Promised by Several
ASTORIA, Or.. June 20. (Special.)
Reports submitted today by the various
teams working in the city 6how that
$10,000 has been raised for the Red
Cross fund. None of the committees
working outside the city has been
Several stock companies have prom
ised subscriptions, but must hold meet
ings of the directors and are expected
to report tomorrow. The general com
mittee is well pleased with the
progress made and says that Clatsop
County will have in excess of her
$30,000 quota before Saturday night.
STAR COOTIES RAISE $5 0,000
Allotment of Wasco and Sherman,
$15,000, Declared Too Small.
Red Cross headquarters last night
received telegrams from E. C. Pease.
campaign manager of the Red Cross
drive at The Dalles, that Wasco and
Sherman counties, which, have joined
hands and are working together, have
passed the $50,000 mark.
Five' districts are still to be heard
from. Two teams are working actively
In the southern part of the two coun
ties and it was said they would keep
at work a large part of last night.
Enthusiasm is unlimited in that part
of the state, and it is expected the
showing will be "one that no other
section of like population will equal.
Wasco and Sherman counties, com
bined, were asked to raise $15,000. The
people of the district protested and
said it was not enough. They volun
tarily offered to raise twice that sum,
or $30,000. They have not only done
that, but they have now passed the
$50,000 mark and the final total is cer
tain to be considerably above that
SALEM DRIVE FULLY PLAXNED
Noon Report Shows Quota One
SALEM. Or., June 20. (Special.)
With $10,425 subscribed today in the
Red Cross campaign here. Salem at
noon today had nearly one-third of the
quota checked against its account. The
subscriptions are checked each noon by
Auditor Sam A. Kozer, who is Deputy
Secretary of State, and no figures are
given out for the day after that, but
the amount has been greatly added to
witn the afternoon and evening cam
paign. The campaigners expect to go
beyond the mark within the next two
days, and it is considered likely that
aiem will largely exceed the quota by
the end of the week.
With a committee of 100 leading
business men forcing the campaign.
not a citizen will be overlooked. Speak
ers appear in moving picture houses
and at all public gatherings, and the
drive is one of the most carefully ar
ranged ever attempted in the city.
FOREIGN" BORN GIVE FREELY
Natives of Austria and Germany
Are Banner Subscribers.
WOODBURN, Or.. June 20. (Spe
cial.) Woodburn's allotted share of the
Red Cross 1 und is $4000. Today five
teams raised about one-fourth of that
amount, and those In charge of the
campaign are confident of making good.
oervais and Hubbard are in this dis
trict, but will make separate reports
Few of the farmers refuse, and much
liberality was shown by the Scandinavian-Americans
around Monitor. The
German and Austrian born were also
banner subscribers. On one rural route
the foreign-born subscriptions far ex
ceeded the native Americans, who were
in the majority.
KLICKITAT COUNTY IS BUSY
Allotted Fund of $6000 to Be Raised
in Three Days.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., June 20.
(Special.) The Red Cross drive in
Klickitat County Is on in every pre
cinct, raising the allotted $6000 fund.
Trout Lake reported Its amount al
ready subscribed. The organization
was begun in Klickitat County June 15
following a visit of a committee from
Yakima and the plans were perfected
for raising the funds in three days by
the use of 20 automobiles donated by
Goldendale buslnesss men.
L. T. Gillett is president of the or
ganization In Klickitat County; J. D.
Akins, vice-president; C. T. Camplan,
secretary; C. O. Garmlre and Robert
Ballou, assistant secretaries; E. O.
ROSEBURG HAS OVER HALF
Rural Districts Not Reported; County
Court Gives $500.
ROSEBURG. Or.. June 20. (Special.)
Reports filed tonight by committees
in charge of soliciting funds show ap
proximately $4000 subscribed. This does
not include rural districts, which will
not be reported until later In the week.
Henry Ridenour. a Civil War veteran,
gave $200. while the County Court do
nated $500. Members of the City Coun
cil will meet in special session, when
they will make a donation. A public
meeting was held at Yoncalla last night
ana anotner meeting will be held at
Myrtle Creek tomorrow. It Is pre
dicted that Douglas County will ex
ceed its apportionment of $7500.
JOSEPHINE EXCEEDS QUOTA
Total of $6350 Already Raised and
Mark Is Doubled to $8000.
GRANTS PASS, Or, June 20. (Spe
cial.) Josephine County's Red Cross
campaigners at noon today had raised
$6350. The mark has been set at $8000,
double the original quota.
Tomorrow and Friday will be devoted
to country towns, and Saturday to a
general rounding up of the week's
work. Four teams reported today that
they had not been refused by any per
JACKSON PRODUCES $12,000
Medford and Ashland Each Raise
$5000 for Red Cross Work.
MEDFORD. Or.. June 20. (Special.)
Twelve thousand dollars of the
$15,000 designated as Jackson County's
share of the $100,000,000 Rei Cross fund
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Millions of dollars have been
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work, according to the local Red Cross
campaign committee. In round num
bers, Medford and Ashland have raised
$5000 each. Jacksonville, $1135; Central
Point, $278; Eagle Point. $118; Rogue
River, $400; Sterling. $41.50: Union. $16.
or a grand total of $11,088.50.
The other outlying districts will
bring the present total over the $T2,000
mark. With only half of the popula
tion canvassed it is certain that the
$15,000 will be oversubscribed from 20
to 50 per cent.
Linn Campaign Is Promising.
ALBANY, Or., June 20. (Special.)
Albany, Lebanon, Brownsville and Har
risburg all reported rapid progress in
the Red Cross campaign today, and
from all Indications Linn County will
raise its quota of $15,000 easily. Leb
anon has raised more than $2000, and
Harrisburg has subscribed $900 of the
$1100 apportioned. One Albany pre
cinct reported more than $1000 today.
Tacoma Subscribes $60,450.
TACOMA, Wash.. June 20. (Special.)
Tacoma has subscribed $60,450
towards its quota of $100,000 to the
Red Cross up to tonight, with two
teams not reporting. The day's sub
scriptions totalled $10,000. Tacoma
subscribed $2,283,000 for the liberty
loan. Its allotment was $2,000,000.
Ilalsey Raises $1000 Quota.
HALSEY, Or, June 20. (Special.)
In a whirlwind campaign. Halsey has
raised its full quota of $1000 in the Red
Cross drive and the teams are hard at
work to exceed this mark by as great
a sum as possible.
Chicago Raises $2,594,282.
CHICAGO. June 20. At the end of
the second day's drive to obtain $8,
000,000, Chicago's quota of the Nation's
$100,000,000 Red Cross war fund, the
city's contribution totaled $2,594,262.
$236,438 Donated in Utah.
SALT LAKE. June 20. With the an
nouncement today of $40,000 in new
subscriptions, Utah's fund for the Red
Cross today reached $236,438.05. The
allotment for this state is $350,000.
Quota Raised by Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. June 20. (Spe
cial.) Aberdeen had raised $17,000, its
full quota, tonight and before the end
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