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inE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1917.
uROWD COURT AGAIN
Judge Rossman Passes Out
Advice and Fines After Ac
tive Day by Police.
CHARMING YOUNG SORORITY MAID WHO WILL ASSIST AT GAMMA
PHI BETA TEA NEW YEAR'S DAY.
MONTH'S FINES ARE $9000
Emphasis Laid on Fact That Cam
paign Is ot Punitive but for
Purpose of Making Drivers
Respect Rights of Others.
"Tour honor. It was this way ' .
And then the traffic violator, man or
woman, standing before Municipal
Judge Rossman, relates the story of. the
slip which brought about the arrest;
the policeman tells his side of the case
and His Honor announces a decision.
Very few are let off without a fine.
ranging from Jl up and so busy have
the members of the traffic squad
been this month that Municipal Court
Clerk Beutgen said yesterday that the
city probably would receive J9000 from
this source alone during December.
Testerday and the day before were
days of woe for the traffic violator,
as Captain Jenkins and Sergeant
Ervln, in charge of this work, had in
structed the motorcycle squad to post
themselves in the business center
Thursday and they did so with notable
Advice Mixed With Fines.
Testerday .the .Municipal Court was
glutted with traffic cases. Judge Ross
man dealt out fines and doled out ad
vice where he thought it necessary.
Among the throng brought in were
those who smiled at their fate, others
who smiled until they were fined and
some who were rather defiant but not
one admitted intentional fracture of
the ordinance. Each had an excuse,
but the court refused to accept most
of them as reasons and the city till
was enriched to a considerable extent.
Judge Rossman again took time yes
terday morning to state from the bench
that the city administration is en
forcing the traffic ordinance for the
public good. He cautioned drivers to
be more careful, not only to avoid ar
rest, but also for the sake of the "other
fellow." and not to feel that it is a
light thing to break the law "now and
then" when in a hurry or for some
such trivial reason.
"When one policeman can go to a
corner and in a few hours fill this
courtroom with violators of the traffic
ordinance." said the judge, "something
is radically wrong. The police are en
forcing the various sections of the ordi
nance now and it behooves every
driver to know the rules and to ob
serve them: otherwise, they will be
brought in here."
Many Penalties Imposed.
Disposition of cases in Municipal
J. A. Jeffrey, 2.50; H. Carey. 12.50;
G. J. Shea. $13; J. R. Carwood. $2.50; J.
51. Wiley. P2.50; George H. Warren. $3:
IMichael Kohr. $2; M. McMillan. $2-60; A.
i:. Brsiulord. $5: F. A. Henry. $5: A. C
Bowman. $3; W. U. Samuelson. $5; O. Har
rington. $3; Dr. Lee H. Beegueath. $2.S0;
Jt. Foulamara. $3; Charles Wolff $3.50; L..
Bom. $5: M. I. Buly. $1; Ed Hlet. $3;
Joseph Webber, $12; F. B. Burdlck. $1; C.
K. Milligan. $1 ; H. B. Rakin. $2.50; U S.
Hamilton. $2.30: R. J. Waldron. $1: B. A.
Fwanion. $."; L.. R. IeTlBsler, $2.50; Ab
Moon. $2.50: C. E. Stratton. $1: W. L.
Beh&rrell. $2.50; G. B. Benham, $12.50; D.
. Hunter. $5: J. W. Miller. $5; J. C. Sea
berg. $2.50: G. F. Clem. $5; H. P. Adams.
$2.r.o: L. T. johnton. $5: H. M. Wallace,
2.50; L. Hibhard. $3.50; C. F. Farney. $3.60;
A. Geiser. $10: A. Dangueger. $1; P. E.
Pinkeraon. $1: M. Helneman. $7.50; F.
Faney. $2.50; A. Pajunen. $1.60; A. Russell,
1.."0; Chin John, $12.50; J. M. Brooks.
$1.50; Warner Steiger. $2; Mrs. O. K. Jef
fery, $2.50; A. A. Bailey, $1; A. H. Moi
'Doing My Bit"
By Albert Bennett Sayres
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Gettlna: the Most Food for the Least
Money a Faselnatlns; Duty.
WHAT thought in the past have
you given, what attention are
you giving today to the very prac
tical measuring of your menus and
of the food you get for the money you
spend? Dollars and cents alone do not
correctly measure the value of food.
You may buy food for very little
money, yet it may nourish you and your
family perfectly. You may buy the
most expensive food and fail to get the
proper nourishment. No matter what
the cost of a food may be. it is the
height of extravagance if it fails in its
purpose. Decreased earning power,
lowered vitality directly due to inade
quate food and increased doctor's bill
are all traceable though sometimes
difficult to trace exactly to improper
nourishment. It ixn't what food costs,
but what it accomplishes that counts.
This isn't the first time the need has
been pointed out in this column. It is
repeated because this is the most im
portant problem the housewife faces in
trying to determine Just what foods
to buy. no matter what the price, and
which to avoid, no matter how cheap.
Into the solution of this problem en
ter many things besides the foods. For
instance, there is the problem of the
ages of the members of the family,
their physical conditions, the kind and
amount of work they do, the climate
and the season of the year. All must be
taken into account.-
The human body is an expender of
energy. How much energy do the
bodies of your loved ones use up each
day? This energy lost must be sup
plied by food the proper food for a
particular body doing a particular kind
of work under special conditions. You
should find out and must determine,
for your family to do the best work in
the best way, two things:
First, how much energy is used up in
Second, what food will best replace
that lost energy with an abundant sup
ply? Sounds like a "large order," doesn't
it? It is, and it's the most important
work in the world. Important as this
knowledge and this duty are in times
of peace, in war time the duty. and the
need are even greater.
How are you to acquire this knowl
edge? The foundations you already
possess if you're a good cook. The rest
is merely a matter of intelligent inves
tigation. Go to the library and ask the
person in charge to help you find a
book on the subject. From, that book
there will lead forth lanes of thought
that will lure you along by their very
intensity of interest. The subject,
properly approached, is one of the most
fascinating in the world.
The result will be better food for
your family at less money. A saving of
money for your family pocketbook. A
saving of food for the Nation.;
Clarence Wlllard, of St. Louis, now at
Camp Funston, received by parcel post
a letter from his friends which was 300
FOR the men of Company "E," 18th
Railway Engineers, the men and
women of Portland will assemble
in the Multnomah Hotel ballroom to
night and Join in a big frolic, the pro
ceeds of which will be used to pur
chase some of the extra necessities
that the men abroad require.
The dance is given by the auxiliary
of . Company. "E," which includes
women of prominence and spirit, who
are bent on doing all in their power
for their men who are in service on
The dance will be informal, evening
clothes being tabooed, and the numer
ous features planned by the commit
tee, which is headed by Miss Polly
Young, sister of Captain Young, of
Company "E," will undoubtedly make
the event one of the most notable and
delightful of the kind yet given in
One of the features will be a charm
ing courtesy to the mothers, wives,
sisters and sweethearts of the men of
Company "E," who will be the only
ones permitted in the grand march.
Another feature will be the military
waltz, all the male partners to be men
in uniform, who will come from Van
couver, Camp Lewis and Fort Stevens.
An exhibition of artistic and color
ful dancing will be given by Ruth
Alexander and Alfred Meikle. the dance
to contain many original steps. The
lighting effects, under the direction of
Mrs. Urdahl Smith, for this particular
dance are considered wonderful and
Everyone in the city is cordially in
vited to attend and help the auxiliary
in securing the comforts necessary for
their men doing duty in the battle
The Travelers' Protective Associa
tion dinner and dance to be given at
the Multnomah Hotel tonight is the
event of interest among the travel
ing men and their hosts of friends and
relatives in Portland for today. Din
ner will be served at 6:30 o'clock in
the assembly hall, which will be
decked suggestive of the Yuletide sea
son. Clyde Evans is chairman of the
committee, and the affair gives prom
ise of much pleasure and gaiety. About
250 have signified their intention of
attending the dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Gregg and their
little daughter Gretchen left here yes
terday for San Francisco to pass New
Year's day. Mrs. Gregg and daughter
will go farther south for a couple of
months, and Mr. Gregg will return to
Portland soon after the first of the
Miss Virginia "Wilson is one of. the
popular sorority girls who will assist
at the tea to be given by the Port
land chapter of Gamma Phi Betas on
New Year's day in honor of the active
chapter of Nu Sorority, of Eugene,
many of whom are vsiting in this city
for the holidays. The tea will be given
at the residence of Mrs. F. P. Kendall.
The Phrenodican Debating Society of
the Washington High School will hold
its annual co-ed dance this afternoon
at the Laurelhurst Club. All alumni
members are cordially invited to at
tend. Mrs. Katherine Daly is passing the
holidays with relatives in Astoria.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Vogel and daugh
ter, the Misses Rae and Eunice Vogel.
of Morse. Saskatchewan, have arrived
to spend the Winter. They are visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Vogel's sister,
Mrs. W. B. Glafke, at present.
A pretty home wedding took place
at the residence of Mrs. J. K. Havely,
715 East Eleventh street, when her
niece. Miss Idelen Harrison, and Claude
Simmons were united on December 23.
The ring ceremony was observed. Rev.
P. B. Calder. officiating.
A large number of their relatives
and friends were present. Immedi
ately after the ceremony the newly
wedded couple departed for a few days'
stay with Mr. Simmons' parents in
Yamhill. Or. On returning they will
go to housekeeping in this city.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Harrison Mon
roe passed Christmas with the latter's
mother. Mrs. Jennie -Francis Evans.
Lieutenant Monroe Is now m route to
Jacksonville. Fla. Mrs. Monroe will
spend a few weeks visiting with her
mother before joining her husband.
The Professional Woman's League
will have a tea today from 4:30 to 6
at the University Club. Members have
the privilege of bringing one guest.
The tea is in honor of Dr. Burton, of
the University of Minnesota.
Although ' a comparatively new or
ganization, the Portland Woman's Re-
seasch Club is doing valiant service.
Members are now busy aiding the
Red Cross membership drive; pre
viously they sold tickets for the Or-
pheum benefit and kept up the Red
Cross sewing during the holidays.
Delta Delta Delta Sorority will give
a tea today at the home of Miss Hazel
Ralston. The affair is being given for
the members and the alumni, as well
as for a number of their guests.
Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Eppling, 863 East
Glisan street, entertained at dinner on
Thursday in honor of the birthday an
niversary of Dr. Eugene Reinartz,
M. R. A. C, of the Vancouver Barracks.
Covers were laid for nine and the dec
orations were appropriate to the holi
The Shakespeare Club will meet on
Wednesday for Red Cross work at 10
A. M. at the East Side Clubhouse.
Company G Auxiliary will hold its
regular business meeting Wednesday
at 2:30 o'clock In room 520 Court
house. All members are asked to at
tend. The regular dance will be Jan
uary 16 in the East Side Woodmen
The local chapter of the Alpha Phi
gave a knitting party for a number
of its members and friends Thursday
at the home of Miss Dorothy Parsons.
Christmas decorations were charmingly
arranged about the rooms and refresh
ments were served at the close of the
afternoon. Presiding at the tea table,
which was adorned with a basket of
seasonable flowers and holly, was Mrs.
Percy W. Blanchard. Among the alum
ni members present were Mrs. Alan
Welch Smith, Mrs. S. Parsons, Mrs.
Ashley Ely, Miss Elsie Lee and Miss
Nellie Hill. The hostesses for the aft
ernoon were Misses Dorothy Parsons,
Lois Macy. Margaret Gray, Gretchen
Colton. Roberta Scheubel, Aline Phil
lips, Selma Bowman, Ruth Graham and
EUGENE, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.)
Miss Janet Knight, a student attend
ing the University of Oregon, and Wll
lard Colfax Cheney, a graduate of Ore
gon Agricultural College, were married
at the home of Professor and Mrs. W.
F- G. Thatcher in Eugene last night.
Mr. Cheney is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Colfax Cheney, of Portland. He ex
pects to enter the mechanical branch
of the aviation service. Mrs. Cheney
v.'ill continue her studies at Eugene.
The conference committee of the
Social Workers' club and the Confi
dential Exchange have arranged for a
study course in local social problems.
Paul H. Douglas, instructor in sociol
ogy and economics at Reed College,
will direct the course.
The class will meet once a week for
12 weeks. Tho first meeting for or
ganizing, determining place and time
of meetings, etc.. will be held Monday
at 4 o'clock, in room 446, Courthouse.
The purpose of this class is the
study of Portland social problems and
institutions and to make the results
of the study public as a contribution
to the common good.
It is hoped that the chairman of
philanthropic committees in churches,
lodges and clubs, also such persons as
may in the future occupy such posi
tions, will enroll in the class. All
pesons interested are invited to next
The Woman's Club will resume its
lectures after the Christmas recess
next Friday at the Central Library.
At 2 o'clock in Library Hall Profes
sor Lawrence, of the University of
Oregon, will give his deferred illus
trated lecture on "Portland Architec
ture." This is the fourth in the series
of university extension lectures now
being given to the art department of
the club. The literature department
will have the lecture by Professor
Merriam, of Reed College, on "Mr. Brlt
ling Sees It Through" at ten minutes
past 3 o'clock in room H of the Library.
Both these lectures are open to the
public free of charge. There could be
no pleasanter or more profitable way
to spend an afternoon for those who
are fond of art and literature than
to hear these two lecturers next Fri
day. All studios on the sixth floor of
Eilers building will open from 4 to 6
on New Year's day. The Monday Musi
cal Club studio, which is 610 Eilers
building, will join in this plan and
will be opened to all members and
their friends. Tea will be served by
members. It is hoped that as many
old and new members will be present
and enjoy a social cup
The ' Progressive Woman's ' League
held its regular meeting at the home
of Mrs. Alice M. McNaught on Wednes
day evening. The business meeting
was significant, taking up and dis
cussing ways and means of devoting
more time to Red Cross and patriotic
work, as well as civic conditions. A
committee of three was appointed to
help on Saturday in getting member
ships for the Red Cross. The league
will, resume its regu"ir auxiliary work
in the Red Cross sewing-room at Meier
& Frank's Monday, December 31. The
silver tea given last week at Mrs.
Emllie P. Duke's residence was enjoy
able and the next tea will be held at
Mrs. Emll Johnson's.
After the business session a social
hour was enjoyed with light refresh
The Portland Woman's Club mem
bers held their regular meeting yes
terday in the ballroom of the Multno
mah Hotel. After an Interesting busi
ness session Dr. John H. Boyd gave an
address on "The League to Enforce
Peace." Mrs. Gaylor Kellogg Mountain
sang three delightful Cadman selec
tions and responded to an encore. Mrs.
Thomas accompanied the singer.
Yamhill County midyear executive
will be held at Newberg January 3
Mrs. Lottie Hannon, who has been do
ing field work in Montana, will be the
The W. C. T. V. of Baker held a pro
gramme and social meeting recently at
the home of the president. Miss Susan
Moore. The spacious rooms were dec
orated. Seventy-five members with
their friends from several other wom
en's clubs were present. Mrs. Lottie
Hannon. who has been lecturing in
Montana, gave a patriotic address,
which was enthusiastically received.
The Minnesota State Society will hold
its monthly meeting Tuesday evening
in the assembly-room of Hotel Port
land, when all former residents of Min
nesota will be welcome.
By Dr-WAIEvans, ry
Questions pertaining to hygiene, sanita
tion and prevention of diseases, if matters
of general Interest, will be answered In this
column. Where space will not permit or the
subject is not suitable, letters will be per
sonally answered, subject to proper limi
tations and where stamped addressed en
velope Is inclosed. Dr. Evans will not make
diagnosis or prescribe for Individual dis
eases. Requests for such services canno
(Copyright, 1916. by Dr. W. A Evans.
Published by arrangement with the Chicago
A CHILD wears the soles of his
shoes on the outside. A quiet-at-
ease youngster is very apt to
stand on the outside of his feet with
his soles pointing toward each other.
Young babies always lie curled ' up
with their knees drawn up and the
soles turned toward each other. A
baby's legs are relatively short, being
but little longer than his trunk or his
arms. The legs of a Daby some weeks
prior to birth are shorter than his
A young baby will grasp an oblect
with its hands very early in its life.
He can be made to grasp a bar and
support his weight suspended long be
fore he can hold his head up. In fact.
an article in the Journal of Heredity
says that a baby can do this a few
days after birth, but that the power be
gins to be lost at about one month of
What is the meaning of these several
qualities? They mean that we are by
inneritance a breed of climbers. Some
of us grow away from it every dav
we live. Some retain the qualities of
their Simian ancestors and are climbers
so long as life lasts.
A baby can wiggle his toes, a small
boy can pick up a marble with his
toes, certain races retain some pre
hensile power in their feet, but most
men are without this power. It seems
that man at his best as a climber in
those earlier days in his evolutionary
history was a poor climber as compared
with the members of the monkey tribe.
The Journal of Heredity suggests that
tne fact that he was not a good
climber, as climbers went, was one
reason why he evolved faster and
farther than the climbers.
He got on his hind legs slowlv.
Probably he crouched and sat up many
generations before he habitually stood
up. A baby learns to sit before he
learns to stand. Time was required to
readjust the hanging of all the organs
that they might operate all right when
the posture was upright.
But when the habitual upright pos
ture was attained it became possible
for the animal to advance in evolution.
The freed forelegs and hands were put
to better use than those of locomotion.
Soon they lost their callus, and guid
ance through touch began to divide
responsibility with guidance through
smell. The head being carried high,
sight and hearing also began to replace
smell as avenues of discovery.
But no tree climber is ever a. (rood
breeder. The pregnant female cannot
get about in the limbs of the tree.
Young cannot be readily secreted there.
In consequence of this handicap the
size of the family became small. This
meant that family life was developed
as a means of conserving the stock.
But man was never a good climber.
a competent competitor, with the
monkey tribe. His foot was never a
good climber's foot. And that was
lucky for us. Had we been better
monkeys we might have been content
to remain monkeys until now. Kipling
tells us that monkeys are very ego-
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HAVE YOU HEARD?
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"Goodbye, Broadway, etc."
"Long, Long' Trail."
"Joan of Arc."
"Some Sunday Morning."
"Cheer Up, Liza."
And thousands of others.
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BROADWAY AT ALDER
tistlcal. satlsfied-wlth-themselves individuals.
Since we could not excel as climbers
we tried another tack. That was brain
development. Getting on our hind legs,
learning how to use our hands and
these other steps made possible this
last task. The Journal of Heredity
says that we have evolved iar wnen
It comes to brain, but that our hands.
our feet, our arms and legs, and other
organs are primitive, poorly developed.
and even inferior to the members or
some lower animals.
R I S 10 ON" TOES, EXERCISE.
I. L. writes: "As I have "broken
arches' and wish to correct the defect.
I intend to follow the instructions you
gave recently. Will you please publish
the method of developing the calf mus
cles also, for I am anxious to stop
wearing supports, which' are not help
ing me, although prescribed and fitted
by a physician."
The calf muscles bend the foot. down ward.
Rising- on the toes exercises the calf- muscles.
Do this 30 times twice a day. Dancing- ex
ercises these muscles.
COLD IX THE HEAD.
M. A. C. writes: "I have a woman
friend who caught cold about three
years ago. It seems to have settled in
her head, causing considerable pain
there. Her memory is failing. I un
derstand there are canals in the head
that do not always clear without an
operation. Do you think an operation
would help her? Is there an institution
in this state that makes a specialty of
head troubles? Her age is 65 years
and health good."
There are onals In the bones of the
face and bead. Not infrequently "colds In
fections" extend to these canals. But I
do not think such infection would cause
loss of mind or loss of memory or affect
the mind in any way whatsoever. Any well
equippea nose specialist can Illuminate these
canals and discover infection in them. It
Is possible to treat such infections. All
large general hospitals have nose specialists
on their starts.
DIET POH DIABETES.
G. F. L writes: "Does the starvation
cure for diabetes continue to be as
much of a success as ever? Do patients
xenerauy get entirely cured, or Just
The Spice of Variety
Variety gives the spice to life and following this adage
we have different delightful combinations of Ice Cream
to give the happy ending to Sunday dinner. For in
stance here's the arrangement for Sunday.
Dinner Brick No. 1 Bavarian Ice Cream
With Cranberry Sherbet Center.
Dinner Brick No. 2- French Frozen Salad.
Most all good dealers sell Weatherly.
find their tolerance of carbohydrates
and protein? Would it be advisable
for one showing less than 1 per cent
sugar to take that treatment or wait
until worse off?"
The treatment Is In high favor. Such pa
tients as - permanently change their nabits
and especially their starch and sugar eat
ing habits, remain free from serious symp
toms. Many of them continue to have a
little sugar in the urine. My advice is that
a person with a small percentage of sugar
decrease his starch and sugar intake with
out waiting for his percentage to go higher.
CROSSING PLANS TIED UP
Employes of Pearson Construction
Company on Sympathy Strike.
Work on the O.-W. R. & N. grade
crossing elimination project is now
tied up by strike, according to infor
mation given City Engineer Laurgaard
yesterday by the Pearson Construction
It is said that the steel workers and
carpenters have been called out in
sympathy with strikers on an Eastern
project being handled by the Pearson
Construction Company. Men other
than the classes mentioned have re
mained at work here, but may go out
later, it is said. As a result of the
strike the work Is being held up. The
Sandy boulevard crossing is not so
hard hit as the others because of the
fact that it is far enough along so
that the men employed are of a dif
ferent class from those striking. Ef
forts are being made by the contrac
tor and the city to get the strike set
tled so the crossings can be rushed to
Auxiliary to Serve Tea.
The auxiliary to Company B, 162d
Infantry, will serve tea today from 3
to 6 o'clock in the Liberty Shop, court
of the Portland Hotel. At the table will
be Mrs. P. B. Vanciel, Mrs. Ladd Fisher,
Mrs. M. F. Daniel. All are invited to
call and visit the shop and enjoy a
cup of tea.
"One Tones of Nature Makes the
Whole World Kin."
It's a commendable trait that when
something has been of benefit to us
we want to share it with others who
stand in need of the same help. It's the
touch of Nature that makes the whole
world kin the wanting to be helpful
to our fellow men. That is why people
who have used Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy write letters to the manu
facturers about it. and ask to have
them published so that others will
know what to do under the same cir
cumstances. Behind every one of these
letters is the warm-hearted wish of the
writer to be of use to someone else.
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