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THE 3IORXIXG OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1917.
ROUNDUP TO OPEfl
School Children to Be Admitted
Today at Half Price,
BAND OF INDIANS IS HERE
Offer of $100 Stands for Any Port
land Horse Which Cannot Be
Eidden at Multnomah Field,
Transformed Into Ranch.
Multnomah Field lias been trans
formed Into a. temporary ranch head
quarters, with thousands of new seats
added, and corralls constructed, 30 new
head of wild horses have arrived, more
cowboys and cowgirls have arrived, and
the programme has been all arranged
for the Great Western Roundup which
begins this afternoon promptly at 2
o'clock and to be repeated tonight at
8 o'clock and every afternoon and
evening this week.
This afternoon all school children
will be admitted at half price, 25 cents.
Practically all the famous cowboys
and cowgirls of the Northwest and
many from Wyoming, Texas, Califor
nia and other Western states are gath
ered here for the various contests,
while added features will be a band of
Indians from the Umatilla Indian Res
ervation, at Pendleton.
An offer of $100 stands for any Port
land horse which cannot be ridden at
The contest include all the Bports
of the range; the wild horses have been
selected for their individual vlcious
cess; the wild steers to be used in the
bulldogging congests have been
brought from Mexico and every one Is
an ornery long-horn.
These animals either will be tamed
or the best cowpunchers in the world
will carry away the disgrace of de
feat. Wire fences have been built between
the grandstands and the arena on Mult
nomah Field, so all spectators can have
unobstructed view and at the same
time be in perfect safety from the wild
horses and. steers.
It Is Portland's first Roundup.
I E. A. AI0 IS SOUGHT
C O :V E.VTIOV5 STAND FOR FOOD
Emergency Food Garden Commluion
Ask Teachers to Help la Nation
WASHINGTON, July 10. The Nation
al Emergency Food Garden Commission,
which is conducting a Nation-wide
campaign for the canning and drying
of food, today telegraphed the National
education Association offers of co
operation following Its declarations for
food economy yesterday. The commis
sion Is sending canning and drying
manuals throughout the country to any
who will write for them, inclosing a
two-cent stamp to pay postage. The
telegram, which was sent to President
"The National Emergency Food Gar
den Commission congratulates the Na
tional Education Association on its pa
triotic utterances In favor of food con
servation. This commission, having In
spired the planting of 3,000.000 more
food gardens this year than were ever
planted before. Is now engaged in
teaching the people of the United
States how to conserve vegetables and
fruits by canning and. drying them for
"Educational Institutions, civic asso
ciations, boards of trade, committees
of public safety, women's clubs and
others are co-operating with us. We
request the National Education Asso
ciation to urge its members to spread
the doctrine of practical conservation
of food by canning and drying through
out every state In the Union end to
teach the people of their states how
to do It Luther Burbank. Charles V.
Eliot. Irving Fisher, Fred H. Goff, John
Hays Hammond. Fairfax Harrison, My
ron T. Herrick, John Grler Hibben, Em
erson McMlllen, Mrs. John Dickinson
Sherman. A. W. Shaw, Carl Vrooman,
J. B. White, James Wilson, Charles
Lathrop Pack, president of the National
Emergency Food Garden Commission."
The Nation-wide survey of food gar
den production, which is Just being
completed by the commission, shows
that Its campaign since March for 3,
000,000 food gardens will be more than
Fathers or Troop B to Meet.
Fatners ana all male relatives of
members of Troop B, Cavalry, Oregon
National Guard, have been asked to
meet tomorrow night at the Imperial
Hotel. Matters of Importance are to
LIST OF SHORT TRIPS OF INTEREST
COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY, Ore
gon's famous scenlo boulevard. Is
paved for a distance of 45 miles
from Portland running eastward, pass
ing Crown Point and all of the water
falls. Including Multnomah. The best
way to approach the highway Is over
the Broadway bridge and out East
Broadway to Its connection with the
Sandy boulevard, which leads directly
Into Columbia Highway proper.
Terwllllger boulevard, or Hillside
Parkway, which skirts the western
hills of Portland, overlooking the beau
tiful "Willamette River and the south
ern section of the city, where many of
the new shipbuilding plants are in op
eration. Is reached by following Sixth
south to Its terminus at the boulevard,
which Is paved to the extreme border
of Multnomah County.
Falrmount boulevard, the newly com
pleted driveway, which loops the Coun
cil Crest district on the tip of Port
land Heights, may be reached via the
Canyon road (extension of Jefferson
street) to the town of Sylvan, the
Humphrey boulevard from that point
to Its connection with Falrmount Drive
at the edge of Tualatin Valley; or Fair
mount boulevard may be approached
via Washington and Ford streets and
Cornell road, which leads from Twenty-third
and Washington streets
through the fashionable Nob Hill and
Westover Terrace residence districts.
passes through the beautiful Macleay
natural park and on to Washington
The Llnnton road branches off from
Upper Thurman street directly into the
Krounds surrounding the Forestry
building, the only relic of Portland's
Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905,
where Company E, Third Oregon In
TYPICAL WESTERNERS WILL DEPICT FRONTIER LIFE AT PORTLAND ROUND-UP, WHICH STARTS
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GLASS AIDS WORKER
Vocational Training Declared
to Be Asset in Democracy.
ABILITY IS BROUGHT OUT
Better Buildings Held to Be First
Need of Rural Schools on Which
Strength of Xation Depends.
Improvements Keeded Now.
Vocational education as a feature of
democracy was emohasized by Mary
Schenck Woolman, specialist In voca
tional education, of Boston, speaking be
fore the department of elementary edu
cation In the auditorium of Lincoln
High School yesterday morning1. Prop
erly administered, she declared, this
line is a great factor in the making of
Independent manhood and womanhood,
in that it fits one for specialization,
the watchword of the present age. She
ald in part:
Vocational education Is a etep forward In
democracy, for riffhtly given, it leads to
efficient self-directed Industry. Democracy
m not real, however, until everyone has his
chance In life. A child Is a dynamo of
energy when his Interest Is aroused, as one
can see when watching him at a game he
has Invented. The problem of the school Is
how to grt hold of the latent energy and
direct It into worth-while channels. "Edu
cation Is teaching a fellow to work or it is
Peculiar Aptness Cultivated.
The ranks of the unemployed are filled
fantry, is now quartered, and on along
the lower harbor past Wlllbrldge and
Llnnton toward St. Helens.
The new Jl, 750, 000 Interstate bridge,
which crosses from the suburbs of
Portland to Vancouver, thereby con
necting the states of Oregon and Wash
ington, may be reached via the Broad
way bridge. East Broadway to Union
avenue and over that thoroughfare di
rectly onto the big bridge. The Gov
ernment barracks at Vancouver are the
largest Army headquarters In the vi
cinity of Portland.
The Summer resorts at the south
ern base of Mount Hood, 66 miles from
Portland, are best approached via
Gresham, the Bluff road to Sandy,
Cherryvllle and Rhododendron to Gov
ernment Camp. Just now the rhodo
dendrons are in full bloom.
Those wishing to make a tour
through the Willamette Valley may
take the east side road through Sell
wood and Mllwaukle to Oregon City,
the seat of the world's largest paper
mills, and on through New Era, Canby,
Barlow and Aurora to Salem, the beau
tiful state capital, and may ferry from
Salem across to the west side of the
river either via West Salem or "Wheat
land and return over the Capital High
way through Newberg. Rex and Tigard
to Portland, the complete round trip
being slightly over 100 miles.
Washington Park, oo, children's
playgrounds and statues, '"Coming of
"White Man" and "Sacajawea," head of
Washington street, reached by Port
land Heights or Twenty-third and
Council Crest, view of two states,
Oregon and Washington, most mag
nificent outlook near a large city in
America, embracing unobstructed views
of the city and harbor, valleys of the
Columbia and Willamette rivers and
the snow peaks of the Cascade Moun
1 "SliiUe" Speekman
ON MULTNOMAH FIELD THIS AFTERNOON.
-"Hilly" Clifford, Daring Woman "Puncher." An Early-Day St aire
Prominent Part In the Round-Up Programme.
with those twho have had no training for
wage earning and who have drifted from
job to Job until becoming weary of the dull
round of work followed by slack seasons
without occupation, gradually gave up all
Everyone has his niche In which he may
become an asset and not a liability. Voca
tional education finds this ability, trains it.
places the worker in a position where he can
use it, and follows him up to see If his
chance has come, or to show him how to
"Rural Education as an Element in
the Strength of the Nation" was the
subject of an address by Adelaide Steele
Baylor, state supervisor of household
arts, Indianapolis, In., in which she
declared that the Nation must recog
nize the importance of this branch of
the educational syBtem and strengthen
it if America expects to continue her
leadership among the nations of the
world. She said:
The opportunity of rural education to be
come a wholesome element in the strength
of a Nation like the United States is un
paralleled, but this can only be realized
under certain conditions, a truth to which
we, as a people, are Just awakening.
Better Buildings Needed.
The rural school needs better buildings,
better trained teachers with larger expe
rience, belter libraries and equipment, better
courses of study, and more supervision. The
great handicap to the accomplishment of
thrse things is lack of money.
This country is rich and if localities are
too poor to provide the best rural schools,
then the state and Nation must come to the
rescue, for the rural school as an element In
the strength of the Nation demands these
Improvements and demands them quickly.
L. H. - Alderman, Superintendent of
Schools, of Portland, speaking on "The
Public School and the Nation in 1917,"
said that it is most wonderful how
good order, discipline and patriotism
have been Instilled In the children
through educational system. The schools
have ever been the leaders in good
government and upright citizenship, he
declared, and at no time has It been
more valuable than now.
Henry D. Sheldon, dean of the School
of Education, University of Oregon,
spoke on "Education for Democracy,"
and Lydla Herrick Hodge, visiting
teacher. Public Education Association
New York City, addressed the depart
ment on "Why a visiting Teacher?"
tains Hood, Adams, St. Helens, Rainier
Sunken rose gardens. Peninsula Park.
reached by cars going out Mississippi
and Alblna avenues and by going north
to park entrance at Alnsworth.
Macleay Park. nature unmarred,
borders on either side of Cornell road.
reached by King's Heights or Depot-
Oaks Amusement Park, on "Willamette
River, reached by cars running from
First and Alder streets.
Forestry building, on old Lewis and
Clark Fairgrounds, reached by Depot
and Morrison "W" car running west.
btockyards cars run via Alblna or
Vancouver avenues and Columbia
boulevard to Kenton and thence over
For exhibits of Oregon's agricultural.
Industrial, fish and mineral products,
ground floor of the Oregon building.
Fifth and Oak streets. Historical ex
hibit, Oregon Historical Society, 205
207 Second street, until quarters are
provided in new $600,000 municipal Au
ditorium. City Museum at City Hall,
Fifth and Madison streets.
Normal Classes Resume Today.
OREGON NORMAL SCHOOL, Mon
mouth, r., July 10. (Special.)
Classes will resume Wednesday, July
11, at the normal school after a two
days' vacation, given to allow the stu
dents and faculty to attend the Na
tional Education Association" conven
tion In Portland. After two and a half
weeks of school, the Summer session
here will close.
Vienna scientists In testing the effect
on the human system of food plants
containing iron have succeeded in mak
ing several vegetables absorb more iron
from the soil than normally.
NEEDED TRAITS TOLD
Love, Sympathy and Patience
Held Teacher's Requirement.
GOOD EXAMPLE REQUISITE
Crowded House Hears Discussion of
Vital Subjects In Department
of Secondary Education at
N. K. A. Convention.
Love, sympathy and patience are
prime requisites for successful work by
a teacher, not only for the mi nil hut
also for the teacher, as emphasized in
an aaaress at the White Temple yes
terday morning before the department
of secondary education by Charles B.
Rush, of the University of California.
His subject was "The Conservation rr
the Teacher" and he spoke to a orowded
That a teacher, in order to be a smo-
cess, must conserve the vital forces and
maintain an even temper, study to be
abreast of the times and give "a good
sample" (example) for the nunlL
uenueness, not Drute force, was set
forth as the greatest single factor in
the making of a good teacher, and the
speaker stressed the need of care of
the physical, mental and spiritual at
all times as the key to the createst
success. These must be applied In the
classroom, he declared, and, if so ap-
friiivu, success is certain.
. Need of Progress Asserted.
He also declared that teach An TYlnqt
to bo a complete Buccess, keep In touch
with the great minds of the edunntinnn 1
world and must not be content merely
to match the mentality of their pupils
in the classroom A g-ood library, he
said. Is essential to good teaching-. He
recommended careful Dhyslcal habit
the keeping: of the mind clear and
oriernt ana the development of th ni-
itual side "in the same manner as you
uovciop muscien oy exercise.
A. J- barker, ex-Superintendent of
Schools of Oakland, CaX. exchanged
places on the programme with William
Q. Osborn, Superintendent of Schools of
Tacoma, speaking on "The Intermediate
bcnooi or junior High SchooL
Intermediate School Topic.
He said In part:
is.ee.riy a quarter of a century ao there
appeared the classto report of tht rnmmif.
tea of Ten on secondary school studies, of
iiitu ea-rrmiuem r-noL, oi Harvard, waa
chairman. it Has taken these 8 years for
a fewr Boards of Education to realize that
the recommendations of this committee were
aound, and that the Intermediate school Is
the attempt on the part of educators to carry
out their suggestions. However, -no com
munity neea wait until it can build th
Independent Intermediate type to Improve
Its elementary schools. The experience of
Oakland has ahown that nearly as efficient
results can oe ootatned without additional
cost by departmentalization of the higher
grades of the elementary schools, provided
the Board of Education is willing to select
the Dest teacners avauaoie with special train
tng for the subjecta they axe to teach. The
departmentalization or the elementary school
maKes possioie an easy transition to the in
dependent intermediate school when the com
munlty Is able to Incur the expense neces
sary for building such schools. After four
years of departmentalized elementary schools,
the Board of Education Is now considering a
building programme in wnicn there are pro
visions for six separate Intermediate schools,
thus beginning to answer the justified ques
tion raise u retui &eu.
Other speakers before the department
of secondary education were: Georgre
C. Jensen principal of the union High
School, Elko, Nev., on "Conservation of
the Pupil, and Elizabeth Rowell, ad
viser of girls at the Broadway High
School, Seattle, on "The Girl Problem
In the Hiea ScbooLT
ECONOMY Ifj HOME
IS DECLARED VITAL
Readjustment of Courses in
Colleges Is Considered at
MANY SPEAKERS HEARD
Graduates Are Urged to Take More
Actlre Part In Social and
Civic Lire Than la Being'
Done at Present.
Home economics was a topio of gen
eral interest yesterday for the teach
ers and others In attendance at the N.
E. A. sessions. The American Home
Economics Association Is a distinct and
separate organization that held its an
nual convention yesterday at the Cen
Catherine J. MacKay. dean of the
home economics department, Iowa State
College. Ames, Iowa, is president and
Alice P. Norton, of Chicago, is secre
tary. Two programmes were given
yesterday, one in the morning and the
other In the afternoon at Library Hall.
Alice Ravenhill, late lecturer of hy
giene, London University, and profes
sor of home economics at Utah State
Agricultural College, was the chief
speaker at the morning session. Her
topic was the scope of household eco
nomics and its subject matter in uni
versity and college courses.
Readjustment Is Advocated.
The speaker inquired as to the rea
son why the subject of household eco
nomics had not exercised a more wide
spread influence on public standards of
living and on the Improvement of
health and traced the fact, among other
causes, to an Imperfect estimate on the
part of Instructors of the relative
values of the various parts of the sub
ject, too much stress being laid upon
the study or rood, clothing and shelter,
with insufficient attention to the ap
plication of the knowledge acquired
to the individuals it Is designed to as
She advocated a readjustment of por
tions of the subject matter In college
courses with certain desirable exten
slons of its field; urging that greater
attention Is necessary to wise correla-
tions in order to Influence habitual
Miss .Ravenhill presented In tabu
lated form a scheme framed to demon-
strata the scope of household econom
ics more comprehensively than Is now
habitual, with a view to the better ap
portlonment of its various component
parts; urging that principles rather
than methods must form the founda
tion of study. If adaptability and con
viction are to bo the product.
More Active Position Urged.
She also recommended that house
hold economics graduates should take
a more active and influential position
in social and civic life than is usual
at present. In order that by their
knowledge, their example and their
standards of living they might diffuse
a fuller knowledge of the tenets they
profess and promote thereby more
widespread practice toy the community
hat the Home Economics Associa
tion Can Do to Reduce the Death Rate
Among Children" was the topio dis
cussed "by Mrs. Max West, of the Chil
dren's Bureau. Department of Labor,
Washington, D. C. She said:
A larRO part of the deaths of votmv chil
dren are preventable, but depend for their
prevention upon several factors. Perhcps the
chief of these factors is the education of
the mother, for, in the last analysis, it Is
upon the mother that the responsibility for
the carrying out of all the other measures
To educate the mothers of this country
Is particularly the work of this association,
if the name of - the association Is Indicative
of its real work and purpose. But in addi
tion to the work for actual mothers, this as
sociation, through its teachers, has the op
portunity to carry on an even more pro
foundly Important work, namely, the edu
cation of the potential mothers of the coun
try, particularly those girls who will never
SOME SIDELIGHTS OF THE N. E.
JAMES A. BARR, of Stockton. CaX.'
who Is endeavoring to make N. E.
A. delegates feel at home In the
California headquarters, room 781 Mult
nomah Hotel, knows a few things about
conventions. In fact, he knows several
things. Inasmuch as ha headed the con
vention bureau of the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition. Ban Fran
Mr. Barr handled close to 1000 oon-
ventlons during his incumbency, com
ing In contact with an army of ar
rangement committees and delegates.
He has a pretty good memory, but
there are limits to human capabilities.
The California delegate had hardly
swung within the doors of the Mult
nomah yesterday morning when he was
approached by an outstretched hand
behind which was a beaming counte
nance and a lumbering frame.
"Why, how do you do, Mr. BarrT I
Just heard you paged and wanted to
meet you. Im JenKins Henry Jen
kins. "Hennery oontlnued! " don't thlnK
you remember me." He seemed hurt.
' I 11 have to admit," said narr, - wai i
I cannot place you."
Then "Hennery" tried to aw Ban's
"Oh. you must rememDer me. x am
grand eachem of the Red Men's Lodge,
Oalesburg, 111. Don't you recollect In
1915 I wrote you a letter asKing aDout
Hotel rates in San Francisco?"
"Why," said Mr. Barr, "of oonrse I
remember you of course.
Tea, he did not.
Arthur H. Chamberlain. San Fran
cisco, secretary of the California Coun
cil of Education, cnairman or me com
mittee on thrift education, publisher
of the (Sierra Educational Magazine
sufficient Identification is here.
Hurrying through the Union Depot
Mr. Chamberlain took a sidelong glance
at the name of a Pullman car. To him
It read 'Chaplin."
"Great Scott!" he exploded, "they're
even naming Pullman cars In his honor
now," and he conjured up a picture of
a pair of tangled feet and a twitching
mustache known the world over.
Curiosity got the better of him. He
returned for a closer Inspection of the
unsuspecting Pullman. He was almost
The car was titled Champlln.
For obvious reasons no names will
be mentioned. We have war enough In
She was born In Los Angeles. (Pret
She was from Ban Francisco. ("Very
All 10 of the civic commandments of
Los Angeles resolve themselves to
"Thou shalt boost thy native town."
San Franciscans say their native city
needs boosting. They believe Mr. Taft
was pretty near right when he said,
"San Francisco knows how!"
Miss Los Angeles was orating to a
group of N. E. A, delegates in the lobby
get beyond the graded schools or possibly
the high schools, and who need this partic
ular education even more than the girls who
will have greater educational opportunities.
Home Called Foundation.
The American home Is the foundation
stone In the whole superstructure of Ameri
can national life, and the better and sounder
the homes, the more assured the future of
the country. At this crisis of our history
more is going to be required of the home
and of mothers than ever before. The re
sponsibility of this association Is.' therefore.
greater than ever before, and Its value is
going to be tested as never before by the
degree and efficiency with which It succeeds
in carrying Its work Into the home, raising
the actual working efficiency of homes and
Mary Schenck Woolman. specialist In
vocational education, Boston, Mass.,
spoke on the subject, "The Influence of
the Trained Consumer In Setting Stand
ards." She said:
Conditions arising from the present war
call for economy, but the principal con
sumers of the country, the women, are not
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS FOR N.
E. A.. DELEGATES MADE.
Because of the number of out-of-town
delegates to the annual
N. B. A. convention, considerable
difficulty has been experienced
regarding the receiving of mall
and telegrams. In many Instances
the messages and letters have
been sent to the Multnomah Ho
tel, the official headquarters of
the N. E. A., but as many of the
addresses are scattered around
in all parts of the city, quite a
delay has been caused In the de
livery. As a result, Durand W.
Springer, secretary of the N. E.
A., has arranged for an official
United States postoffice on the
main floor of the Auditorium.
Third and Market streets. Del
egates are requested to ask for
their mall there.
in ireneral trained to meet the emergency. !
Attention Is being given to food conserva
tion, but consideration of the Inriuence or
the spender on textile manufacture and i
also on the retail selling' fields need like at
tentlon. All who have money to spend must
now give careful thought to Its use. To
stop buying and hoard money would injure
factories, department stores, and general
business. Increased Intelligence in selection
and purchase of textiles end clothes is what
Is now needed. A concerted movement which
has been begun by the thousands of women
of the General Federation of Clubs, promises
some help. Economy of dress, leading to
the discarding of rapid changes of fashion,
and wise selection of materials for clothing
and household purposes are being discussed
by women throughout the country.
Women Called Main Factors
Tne trained consumer knows what she has
to spend for shelter, food and clothing and
carefully sets aside the amounts for each.
She then plans the best utilization of the
money under each division. She realizes her
influence-en the products of the textile fac
tory from her demand for too cheap ma
terials or on account of the changes in
fashion which frequently cause goods to re
main unsold at a great expense to the fac
tory as well as the department stores. To
remedy this she U studying the textile field
and the clothing budget.
Women are the main factors In the retail
business of the country. Abuses arising
from the advantage which Is being taken
of the privileges accorded by the department
stores are threatening the existence of the
The use of the charge account for talcing
goods out on approval, in many cases with
out purchase, has become so serious that the
Council of Kational Defense at Washington,
D. C, has lately considered an inquiry neces
sary, and the earliest effect of this may be
a heavy restriction on the approval system.
Few women realize the tremendous cost of
the srreat department stores and also of
the privileges accorded them in taking out
goods on approval, the free delivery and the
charee account. Department stores in the
Mrie in manv parts of the country are be
ginning to group together to restrict these
costly advantages oiierea 10 me cubiuuwib,
mun stores. Trained consumers are now
urtvlngr their Influence and support to remedy
the evils which have Peen tnougnuessiy
caused, but there is still need of education
for the mass of women who visit the de
Other features of the home economics
programme yesterday were a discussion
of the service to be rendered the coun
try toy home economics teachers, by
Henrietta W. Calvin, specialist in home
economics. Bureau of Education, "VTash
lnton, r. C; a tallc on sequence and
correlation In the teaching of home
economics in public schools, by Ellen
P. Dabney, supervisor of this subject
In the public schools of Seattle, Wash.;
a discussion of the value of home dem
onstration work, by Edith-Parrott, state
agent for South Carolina, and discus
sions by various experts In these lines
on the general subjects opened by the
Waste wood products) from Southern,
sawmills are to be used In the manu-
facture of paper.
of the Multnomah. Miss San Francisco
sat by. silent but Interested.
"And think of It, ladles" (dramati
cally) "100 years ago the first white
man landed In Los Angeles!" (Pause.)
"And when do you expect the next
one?" gently queried. Miss San Fran
cisco. Shades of Napoleon! Twas verily a
Idaho boasts of three of tho broad
est educators at the convention W. R.
Slders, F. W. Blmmonds and C B. Rose,
superintendents of Pocatello, Lewlston
and Boise, respectively. The three men,
standing elbow to elbow, measure ex
actly 9 feet TA Inches.
An Interesting bit of gossip Is going
around among the friends of Katherlne
D. Blake, prominent educational leader
of New York City. Earlier In the sea
son, they say. Miss Blake sent out a
number of personal letters urging her
friends to support Grace C. Strachan,
her friend and co-worker in New York
City, for the presidency of the Na
tional Education Association. Miss
Strachan, It will be remembered, has
for several years been prominently
mentioned for that position. Imagine
the surprise of her friend. Miss Blake,
when, after she had sent out the per
sonal letters, the news leaked out that
Miss Grace C. Strachan had quietly be
come Mrs. Timothy J. Forsythe some
To make tomorrow a real rose day,
Ben F. French, librarian of the A. O. U.
W 129 Fourth street, suggests that
citizens who have roses to give for this
occasion shall leave them at the Public
Auditorium. They will be distributed
there, he says, and everyone attending
the sessions of the National Education
Association will be provided. Mr.
French also extends an invitation to
the delegates and friends to visit his
office, the open, hours of which at pres
ent are from 12:30 to 6 P. M.
When In Oregon he had charge of
the department of rhetorlo In Dallas
College, the college of his denomina
tion which succeeded La Creole Acad
emy In Dallas, and flourished for 10
years before the energy of the Evan
gelical church was all concentrated
upon the Institution at La Mars. Zn
the period when Dallas College flour
ished. Professor Metzger was responsi
ble for turning out many prize-win
ners in the state oratorical contests
and his pupils have since made enviable
records on platform and in the press.
"One has to come back to Oregon
periodically," he said yesterday, greet
ing some of his former students at the
headquarters of the convention. "It is
one place you can't get weaned away
from, no matter how long you stay
The flora of Oregon, both domesti
cated and wild, was one of the big
things in the first day of most of the
Eastern delegates at the N. E. A.
"Whole hedges of roses" "and they
WAR ORDER AMUSEIH
Educators Think They Have
Been Training for Service.
POOR CAN GO TO SCH00U
Opportunities for Work and Helg
Given by Loan Ponds Are Cited
as Reasons Why No One Need
Lack Good Preparation.
The war-Ilka trend that the dtseusM
alone took In the conferenoe of the
department of hlgrher education of the
National Education Association at Reed
College yesterday moraine waa Jolted
a trifle when T. D. Eliot, of the State
College of Washington, suddenly raised
the question whether the measures
beins discussed so seriously were "wax
measures" after alL
"It appears to me," he said, that a
jrreat many of the things that have
been discussed here as war measures"
for the colleges of the United States
to consider are just plain common
senBe measures, which apply in time
of peao quite as fully as in time of
Mr. Eliot told of having: received.
along with other instructors at the in
stitution with which he is associated.
Instructions to "modify the courses
with a view to fitting the students for
the service of their country."
The humor of this solemn edict burst
grandly upon the college presidents and
professors, who had been involved all
forenoon in talks upon the "present
crisis," and the Reed College chapel, lu
which they were assembled, rang with,
"I had been under the lrripreiision foe?
some time that the course I Ws teach
ing had been arranged ,wlth a view t
fitting the students for the service of.
their country all along," concluded Mi
Another element that stirred the con
ference temporarily out of Its consid
eration of things set down In the pro
gramme was the rising of Mrs. Flora
Foreman to announce "in behalf of ths
lower branches of education" that the
Institutions of higher education would
be crowded with students until they
would have to build additions to all
of them. If they wculd show the hun
dreds of people who want to go to
college, but cannot, how they can maka
their bread and butter while attend
.President Foster, of Reed College!
President Reinhart, of Mills College:
Edward C. Elliott, of the University of
Montana, and others spoke on this sub
ject at once and pointed out the ex
tensive work that has been done toward
creating student loan funds and pro
viding work on the campus for those
who must v support themselves while
Dr. Foster took the position that
there Is no need for anyone to fall to
attend college for monetary reasons,
and said that th- principal need is to
make this fact clear to those who want
to attend college, but fear that they
cannot pay their way.
T. 1. .1.1 A. Pi.asM,nt Van TTI
of the University of Wisconsin, on the
Importance of the' service that the col-
.leges can do in the present war gave
the general tone to the morning's dis
cussion. Following his address and a
talk from the floor by W. J. Kerr, pres
ident rf Oregon Agricultural College,
Mr. Kerr, C. A. Dunlway, president
of Colorado College, and H. L. Smith,
president of Indiana Un-lverslty, were
nam on a committee to draw up reso
lutions urging that students In col
leges or contemplating entering col
leges now be urged to go forward along
that line, since it is held that they will
place themselves in a better position
to serve the country than by leaving
college at this time.
Governor "Wlthycombe, while not
able to attend the meeting, sent a mes
sage, which was read by Dr. Kerr. J.
"W. Crabtree and Edward C Elliott
were the other leading speakers of the
The delegates were guests of Presi
dent Foster at luncheon at the Com
mons at noon.
say they're not at their best now,
either" "you can't turn around with-
out finding more of them."
These were remarks that floated;
from scores of teachers as they crowded.
into the elevators at 'the hotel yester
day afternoon, loaded with roses oE
wild flowers. f
The common hill fern, that runs wild
over Oregon, that farmers have to
spend two or three profane and Indus
trlous seasons to get eradicated from
their soil, and that natives have for
gotten to look upon as anything but a
nuisance, proved charming to the vis
itors from the East, and more than onej
came in from a trip on the heights,
lugging an armful of the stuff In high,
"No. Indeed, this Is not my first trip
to Portland, and it isn't going to be
my last one, either," said Carrol G.
Pearse, president of the State Normal
School at Milwaukee, and one of the
leaders In the Wisconsin delegation,
and his answer Indicated that he had
been asked the question: "Is this your
first visit to the Coast?" too often mi
ready. . .
"I was here about Christmas time,
and I have been here before that, and
I am going to keep on coming and
coming Indefinitely, whenever I can ret
a gooa cnance, ne Raid.
- . . . " i. f viiinnu mai.
Winter making a survey of the schools
and educational system In Portland.
"It's all In the point of view," says
Miss A. E. Doherty, of St. Paul,
Minn., one of the trustees of ths
National Education Association, by
way of explaining why she spoke of
herself as a "Western teacher."
"If you are In New Tork or Penn
sylvania, we are away out In the Far
West, and we always feel that we are
Far Westerners," she said. "Out in
Oregon here, which you like to speak
of to us as the Far West," you really
mean "the Furthest WeBf for from the
standpoint of a Minnesota Far West
erner, you are almost In another
Miss Doherty, aside from her official
connection with the N. E. A., is hers
also as a representative of the- Cen
tral High School of St. Paul.
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