Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 28, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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Methodist Conference Pledges
:: i Entire Support of Pro
. posed Movement.
frteps to Be Taken to Organize All
JMstrlcts "World Protramme
feunday" to Bo Designated.
!' alem Selected lor 1919.
The Centenary movement and its lro-
Jortance were discussed at the sessions
" yesterday of the Oregon Conference of
J Methodist ministers and laymen, which in session at the First Methodist
Uplscopal Church. Resolutions indors-
! ins; the movement and promising aup-
port were passed by the conference.
i Members of the Centenary Council of
V the conference who were appointed
' yesterday are aa follows:
a. James Knotta and R. A. Booth, for
the Kugene district; C. A. Kdwards and
Ham Baker, for the Klamath Falls dls-
trict: J.-S. Abbott and J. O. Day. for
,! the Portland district, and E. E. Gilbert
and Walter C WlndswelL for the Salem
'.' district.
..- Salem will be the meeting; place of
J; the conference next year, according; to I
slay moraine;.
Jlenolutions passed by the conference
Indorsing the Centenary movement are
as fullovis:
- Ce-ooeratlna Itedged.
Whereas, the world war summons tha
. rhurrh to unuauai aevouon and activity
in preparation lor tba daya of recunatnic-
tlon. loliowint tha comma of peaoe. In
erdr to makt the world afe for democ
racy thai democracy can be aafe for tbe
Wbtraaa, under the order of tbe General
C7enferenc a world proaramma naa oeen
HnniMl whli-h nrnvidM for DlacinC our wora
at taoma and abroad upon a baaia of htchar
efficiency in order that the IdeihodTit kpia
copai Church may do Ita lull ahare In bring
ing in the Kingdom 01 Jua viinow iu"'c
lor be it reaolved.
Th.t rhi annuHl conference stronclr en-
etoxaes the Centenary movement and pledea
Its lull co.operatlon;
" Council la Created.
That" a Conference Centenary Csuncll be
and hereby la created.- tnia council to coif
Mat of tb district auperinl tnd.-u - and one
pastor, and one or mora lay men from each
That tha Olatriex pupennienoenv oa ns-
WJ mki&A msmm n Bill
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Peoples Mary Plckford,. "Johan
na Enlists."
Majestic William Farnum. -Riders
of the Purple Saare."
Liberty Alice Brady. "The Whirl
pool." C o I u m b I a Margarita Fisher.
'Money lan rt Everything.1
Sunset "Doug" Fairbanks, "The
. Americano": Bill Hart. 'The
Return of Draw Egan."
Star "The Fall of Barbary
Coast." '
Globe Marguerite Clark. ."Rich
Man. Poor Man."
Circle Jack Plckford, "Huck and
THE never-failing; charm of Mary
Plckford, who holds her own at the
pinnacle of f Umdom despite the as
saults of other favorites, and the far-
Uwata-SK". o7s.n- nuns ery that the tenor of public favor
lae the dtatrtct. aab-dtstrtct. and local church is but brief, scores tremendously in
councils. In accordance with tha action of "Johanna Enlists." This new Artcraft
tha putrict superintendents 01 me ioium- production on exhibition at the Peoples
buiw".e.,,,.nl-. .rraaaamtnii be made Theater Is decidedly one of the richest.
tjy District buperlntendenta. pastors and the I newest, most delectable comedies deal-
Jaity ox tne cnurcn ir .hw nikh" . i inij witn moaeru aays mat nas ocen
oc lo aays witn wmwi n vm A
jo cu.min.t.. -nu . As the freckled, grimacing- little farm
Bet aside In all our churches, this day to I drudge, and then later as the girl of
be known aa World Programme Sunday, j hundreds of beaux, sought after by a
tnereiore renjmmena ni-w v
everywnero m
nnr na. nra ana Deooie
themsalvea to prayer and to earneat con-
alderatlon of the facta Inrolved In build
ing the World Programme of American
We aa pastors pledge ourselves to do our
ntmoet to have our church fully organized
on the centenary basis within 30 daya after
we return from conference. .
Slerentat Is Larareat.
The Centenary is the biggest for
ward movement that any church has
aver ' undertaken In advancing the
.kingdom of God. It provides for a cel
ebration of the first century of Meth
odist missions for the raising of 80.
000,000 to strengthen existing work
in every continent and for the de
velopment of mission fields in Amer
ica. The Methodist Church has already a
membership of S37.000 In foreign lands
and 4.U00.00S in America. Also partic
ipating in the centenary movement
will be the Methodist Episcopal Church,
Mouth, another organisation with over
a ooo.eou members, who have an
nounced for their financial goal the
raising of f3S.000.000.
host of soldiers, from privates to cap
tains. Little Mary is equally delightful.
Her personality and her beauty domi
nate the Dlcture. while her inimitable
bits of PIckfordIsm send audiences into
the proverbial gales of laughter.
TJie 143d Field Artillery, of which
Mary is honorary colonel, takes part
In the ensemble military scenes, tor
the story has Quite a military flavor.
with Johanna, the heroine, running
away to wed a captain while U private
and a lieutenant are waging a battle
for her favor that results in court-
"Riders of the Purple Sage," the
seven-reel William Fox picturixation of
the popular Zane Grey story of the
Mormons, is the big new feature at the
Majestic Theater today.
This production is said to offer Big
Bill" Farnum the best role of his splen
did film career.- He plays Lassiter. the
avenger, who invades the stronghold
These amounts! of the Mormons to avenge the wrongs
are to be raised in five years. or bis sister. A rine cast and magntfl-
The centenary programme was given ceni acenery coninpuw to mo success
last night, with Walton Skipwortn or mo mmation oi tne orey story.
srestdinK. Addresses were given by
J. J. KlnSham. who spoke on "Chris
tian Stewardship." and Rev. Mark
Freeman, who spoke on "Making De
mocracy Safe for the World."
Prvajrasnnae Will Be Glvesu
The Centenary programme which was
to have been given yesterday morning
will be given tomorrow morning at the
Municipal Auditorium. Dr. Kingham
will speak on "The Timeliness and
Urgency of the Centenary," and Dr.
George B. Dean, representing the board
of home missions, on the purpose of the
This afternoon members of the con
ference and their wives will be the
guest of honor on a motor trip over
tha hla-hwar. There will be a city-
wide Kpworth League anniversary and
rally at the First Metnoaist episcopal
Church tonight, under the auspices of
tbe district cabinet.
Bishop Shepard Leaving.
Due to the death of Bishop Shepard'a
on. tbe receptibn and dinner which
were to be given yesterday afternoon
were postponed. After the bastness
session of this morning, when confer
ence appointments will be announced.
the bishop will leave for New York.
Testerday afternoon was given over
to the discussion, of the Centenary
movement, with Dr. Charles A. Boweo
Bishop T. W. Kyles, . of St. Louis,
Preside at Opening Session.
Tha eighth session of the Oregon
Washington conference of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church opened
Thursday morning at the First African
Methodist Episcopal Church. Williams
avenue and San Rafael street, with
'BUte? L. W. Kyles. A. M. D. D, of
Et. Louis. Mo., presiding.
Devotions were conducted by Pre
siding- Elder Howard. D. D.. who de
llvered a short address. Following are
the officers elected: Secretary, Rev.
C, A. Tear wood: assistant secretary,
Mrs. K. Gray; reporter,- Rev.- W. W.
Howard: marshal. L. C. Anderson.
Dr. J. W. Wood, of Indianapolis. IntL,
eorrespondicg secretary of the Foreign.
Mission Board, was Introduced to the
conference by the bishop. He is visit
ing the various churches In .the Inter
est of missions and will deliver a mis
sionary lecture Saturday night at tbe
conference. Bishop Kyles delivered the
address of last night's session.
Delegates are in attendance at the
convention from Oregon. Washington.
Idaho and northern California.
At the closing session Sunday night,
the appointments for the year will be
Student Residence Regulated.
Sept. 27. (Special.) AH women at
tending the university, not living with
their families in Eugene, are required
this year to live under university super
vision in halls of residence or sorority
houses, according to announcement
made today by Miss Louise C Ehrman.
dean of women.
- Buy.liberty bonds and keep them. -
Official War Review, Pathe News,
and a comedy are alBo on the bilL
Paul Smith's sensational anti-vice
crusade photodrama, "The Fall of Bar
bary Coast." which has proved one of
the biggest drawing cards of the year
In Coast cities, opens an engagement
this morning at the Star theater.
This production is based on Mr.
Smith's crusade against San Francisco's
vice ring, a crusade that earned for
him the title, "the man who painted
Frisco's red lights white." The' dra
matic Incident in which 400 women of
tbe underworld invaded his church
with the query, "What are you going
to do with us?" plays a prominent part
in the picture.
Crane Wilbur, as the fighting person.
heads a powerful cast to interpret the
Smith story.
Sunset.. -
Today's new Sunset theater bill will
be another double-header, with Doug
Fairbanks and Bill Hart the big figures
on the programme.
"The Americano," that high-powered
tale of a young American engineer in
a revolution-torn South American re
public, is the Fairbanks vehicle. He is
supported by Alma Rubins, one. of the
beauties of the screen.
"The Return of Draw Egan." a typi
cal Hart Western offering, shows Big
Bill in the role o a two-gun man. a des
perado chief who reforms and becomes
a sheriff. Louise Glaum. Margery Wil
son and Robert McKlm are tbe stellar
supporting trio.
Margarita, Fisher, Oregon girl who
has won fame in pictures, will be seen
at the Columbia Theater today in her
latest Mutual comedy-drama, "Money
Isn't Everything." It is said to be a
production eminently suited to the
charm and histrionic ability of this
photoplay hoyden.
A "Smiling Billy Parsons comedy, a
two-reeler titled, "Up a Tree," and Par
amount Fictographs, are other pro
gramme subjects.
Screen Gossip.
.Conserve fuel by using California
sunshine as a substitute is an idea find
ing favor with film producers this year.
"Smiling" Billy Parsons, who is the
head of the National Film Corporation
as well as a comedian, is going to make
pictures starring Henry B. Walthall
and Billle Rhodes.
"Mrs. Wiggs of the- Cabbage Patch
Is to be screened, ' with Margurite
Clark, as star.
Grace Marbry Sanderson, grand
daughter of the late Mayor - of San
Francisco, wrote the story for "The
Fall of Barbary Coast," which pictures
the experiences of Rev. Paul Smith in
cleaning up San Francisco g under
There Is more than a bare possibility
that ere long Harold Lockwood, Metro
star, may be rightly referred to as the
actor-rancher. Mr. Lockwood is sen
ously considering embarking, in the
stockralsing business and has in mind
several California ranches which he
expects to investigate when he returns
to the West this Fall for further pic
ture making. Stockralsing would no
be exactly a new line of endeavor for
Mr. Lockwood, as his father was
breeder of fine horses.
Peggy Hyland, the dainty Fox star,
was thrilled the other day when she
received word that her brother. Cap
tain Trevor Hyland, D. S. O., who is an
officer of the famous Coldstream Guard
of the British army had been awarded
the Victoria Cross for valor. Miss Hy
land s brother is only 23 years old.
" It is rumored that Theda Bars, the
supreme vampire of the screen, will
spend the Winter in Florida. Miss
Bare has just arrived in New York, at
ter having spent the Summer at Holly
wood. Cel. She will do a great deal of
shopping and will then launch into
new play, but whether this play will
be produced in New York or In Florida
has not yet been decided.
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BaSed on Fred Jackson's Greatest Short Story. ''Beauty to
Let." As Amusing; Mixture of Drama. Pathos '
and Adulterated Comedy.
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economy is on!
Commissioner Barbur Talks
County Consolidation.
Portland Realtors Told of Success of
Other Cities ' Under Combined
Form of Government Taxes
Could Be Less.
Some pertinent reasons why. In his
view, the city and county governments)
should be combined into one were given
at the weekly luncheon of the Portland
Realty Board at the Benson Hotel yes
terday by A. L. Barbur, City Commis
sioner, who spoke on the subject, "Con
solidation of City and County."
Commissioner Barbur emphasised the
great decrease in overhead expense that
would follow combination of the city
and county. "When Portland pays 93.3
per cent of all the taxes of the county,"
he said in part, "what's the use of pay
ing two sets of officers? This Is not
political question, but psrely an eco
nomic one. I don't believe there is a
taxpayer or a citizen of either city or
county who would oppose the consoli
dation when he learns the facts."
Oat Tax Badget Foaalblc
In addition to the cutting down of a
big overhead expense In duplication of
offices. Commissioner Barbur cited as
another argument for the consolidation
the fact that It would reeult in one
comprehensive tax budget, once a year.
in place of seven separate budgets as
at present. He aaid that a zone system
would be arranged under tbe consolida
tion, so that -taxes outeidethe present
city limits would not be any greater
than at present.
"Of course It would be unfair to re
quire the man living outside the city to
pay city taxes," he saicr. 'That would
not happen. A very simple zone system
could be arranged, the tax levy being
equitably arranged by zones."
He said also that to give the country
people representation, there should be
a rural commissioner to look after their
Other Cities Have Deu So.
"County and city governments." said
Commissioner Barbur, "have been con
solldated with great saving In San
Francisco, St. Louis. Baltimore- and
Denver, and Cleveland and Los Angeles
are working for consolidation.
Ned Atkinson was chairman of the
day at the luncheon. Privates Lloyd
Spencer and Connor sang, accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. Thomas C. Burke.
Mayor Baker gave a patriotlo liberty
loan talk.
Another feature of the luncheon was
a brief address made by Sergeant Fred
C. Gordon, of Battery B, 147th Field Ar.
tillery, a Portland boy, who is home
from France on leave. He was through
eight months of campaigning without
getting a scratch, and described to the
realtors the fighting at the second bat
tle of tbe Marne. in which he took part.
He said that Portland soldiers in
France often spoke longingly of the
Benson fountains back home, when
they drank water from streams and
springs and took a chance on the water
being free from German poison.
Bandit Attacks City From Wlilch He
Was Recently Driven.
EL PASO, Tex., Sept 27. Francisco
Villa returned to attack JIminez, Chi
huahua, again yesterday morning after
having been driven out of the town by
General Amargo's forces Sunday night,
accordfng to messages received in
Juarez and here today. Villa attacked
Amarzo'a forces with 1000 men, having
obtained. reinforcements after the fight
with Amaros' cavalry Sunday.
The Mexican Central bridges on each
side of JIminez were destroyed by Vil
la bombers and Amaro Is reported to be
isolated with his 70 cavalry and 200
garrison troops at Jiratnes. The battle
was still in progress last night.
New Pastor Engaged.
ABERDEEN. Wash- Sept.-27. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Charles T. Hurd, formerly
assistant pastor to Dr. Boyd, of the
First Presbyterian Church, Portland,
has accepted a call to the First Pres
byterian pulpit in Aberdeen, succeeding
Rev. T. H. Simpson, who resigned some
months ago to go into logging camp
Toung Men From Seattle Xabbed.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 27-Nearly
100 men were taken from a steamet ar
riving here today from Seattle and are
being detained until their status under
the selective draft . is determined, It
was announced at the local office of
the bureau of Investigations, Depart
ment of Justice.'
Body of C, A. Clark Found.
MERCED. Cal.. Sept 27. The body
C. A. Clark, foreman of Government
road construction In the Yosemlte Na
tional Park, was found beside his over
turned automobile on the- El Portal
Yosemite Highway early today. Clark
formerly had charge of road construe
tlon in Rainier National Park, Wash
Picturizing vividly startling: phases of a sub
ject about which the world keeps dumb and
tht law silent! Not fiction but stark reality!
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Ola Hanson, Mayor.
Rev. Paul Smith,
New Washington Hotel,
Seattle. Wash.
My Dear Sir: I enjoyed rery much yon rreat
reform picture, "The Finger of Justice." IU mes
sage win aid the authorities in their .efforts to
bring about better conditions In or city life.
That any city allows profit to be made of rtce Is
unspeakable. A red-light district is a rello of
ignorance and barbarism, a breeding place for pov
erty, crime, blindness, insanity and wretchedness.
I am wholly in favor of any program which will aid
the fallen and keep others from slipping. Yours
very truly,
a .-tsst