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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 24, 1909.
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SEATTLE'S MAYOR LAUDS THE RESULTS OF
"KNOW YOUR CITY" MOVEMENT UNDER WAY
Miss Strong '8 Plan to Educate Citizens in Municipal Affairs Gains Favor She Eecommends Campaign Similar
to That of Rochester, N. Y., for Portland.
EWS of the Civic Institute to be
held In Portland. November 8-l!.
has reached Seattle and has called
out a letter from Mayor John Miller, of
I that city. In which he expresses hearty
commendation of the work which Miss
I Strong- Is doing, and his appreciation of
I the good accomplished for Seattle by
(the similar movement held there last
Mayor Miller writes: "I consider
that the 'know your city' movement,
which was originated and carried out
by Miss Strong- In this city was instru
mental in stimulating- very wide Inter
est among the people of the city in the
study of their own city. The editorial
comments snd the press reports In con
'nectlon with this innovation voice the
general sentiment of the people In com
mending the plan and in complimenting
Miss Strong's ability and praiseworthy
efforts In the direction of awakening
interest among the people In what their
city is doing and their city's needs. I
recall with a great deal of pleasure
the visit with a large class to the City
Hall when they attended a meeting of
the City Council, and followed with
much Interest the travels of the class
around the city when they studied it
geographically and commercially and
acquainted themselves generally with
the city. I think the plan a very com
mendable one. Indeed, and hope that
other classes may be organized In the
future for the same purpose. The news
that the movement is spreading to oth
er Coast cities Is very welcome, and I
can only hope for them the same good
that we gained for ourselves." I
"There is every reason why the
movement In Portland should surpass
the one in Seattle." said Miss Strong.
In answer to questions concerning the
relative response of the two cities.
"We began in Seattle in a much more
modest way. aiming only for a small
class. The popularity of the movement
was a surprise, and one forwhlch we
were not entirely prepared. We did
not take the same pains to Interest all
kinds of organizations In the work.
Here I have been meeting a very good
response from different organizations,
and I expect a good deal of support
"I should not be surprised if more
permanent benefit came to Portland
from the institute than was gained by
Seattle. The Institute In Seattle was
held in the Spring. Just preceding the
fair, and it was Inevitable that what
ever interest was aroused In the city's
life by means of the Institute should be
lost In the strenuous activities which.
came afterwards. I am Inclined to
thfnk that the Fall Is a better time for
uch an Institute. Not. perhaps, from
the standpoint of the individuals who
attend, but certainly from the stand
point of organized effort.
One very definite result which I hope
from these meetings la a strengthening
of civic Interest and effort on the part
of organizations now in existence. I
liope that some of the clubs we now
have, which do not possess social serv
ice committees, may form them. For
this purpose, an institute held In the
Fall is undoubtedly best, as It gives a
good foundation for the year's- work,
and enables people to take a general
survey of the city's activities and de
cide in which of them they desire to
take most part."
In response to frequent questions as
to whether a new organization is to be
the outcome of the Institute, Miss
"There is no definite organization
now planned. I do not believe In multi
plying organizations. I should not care
to add another organization to the
There are opportunities at present to represent a big,
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BRANCH OFFICES IN PORTLAND
JOHN PAUER, Superintendent, Rooms 603-4-5-6-7-8 Rothchild Building, Washington and Fourth Sts.
P. M. HOWARD, Manager, Ordinary Dept., 618-619 Corbett BIdg. W. C. COUNTER, Spscial Agent, Ordinary Dept., 235 Worcester Bldg.
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MISS STRONG, FOUNDER
many now existing In Portland, and
then depart from the city, leaving It to
prosper or fall. I do not want to take
that responsibility. But if citizens of
Portland feel the need of more organ
ized effort in some direction, I want to
give the freest possible chance for that.
"I have heard the very fruitful sug
gestion made mat this city might carry
on the same campaign of civic educa
tion that is being carried on in Roches
ter, N. T.. using the schools as social
centers. This is a plan which appeals
News of Portland High Schools
SATURDAY was an excursion day
for the footfiaM men of the Lin
coln High School. The first team
played the Salem High School team at
the capital city and the second team
bad a practice game with the second
team of Pacific University at Forest
Grove. With the loss of Arnold Patter
son and Vosper the first team lineup
Included only a few veterans. Coach
Smith took with him to Salem Tyson,
center: Caufleld. r. g.: O'Nell. 1. g.;
Cochran, r. h.; Uersparh, 1. h.; Toomey,
L e.; Halm, r. e.; Gunnell, q.; J. Day,
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OF CIVIC INSTITUTED
to 'me very strongly, and Its main prin
ciple, that we must know our city be
fore we can criticise or Improve It, Is
the very foundation of this institute.
. If any citizens of Portland feel enough
interest in such a project to make an
organized effort, I want to leave the
freest possible scope In this institute
for the working out of such a plan.
The last day Is to be especially devoted
to a consideration of future action, and
I hope for a large working attendance
at that meeting."
L h.; Stiles, r. h.; O'Day, f.; Shearer,
sub.; Peterson, manager. Mr. Tabor
represented the faculty. Gunnell. who
has been shifted to quarter In Vosper's
place. Is showing up well. Patterson,
captain of the Junior aggregation,
picked his lineup as follows: Godfrey,
c: Frledenthal. r. g.; Craig, r. f.: Koer
ner. r. e.; Gray. r. h.; Block. 1. g.;
Daly, 1. t.; Jackson. 1. e.; Cudlipp. 1. h.;
Patterson, f.: Johnston and Butterfleld,
subs. Mr. Thompson accompanied the
team on the part of the faculty.
Tuesday at 1:45 P. M. the boys went
to the assembly hall, where they were
addressed by Professor William K.
made the greatest gain in Insurance in Force in 1908
of any Life Insurance Company in the World.
glxsmtth on the subject of physical
training. Mr. Slxsmith comes well
recommended by ex-President Roose
velt and many army officers. He has
had wide experience In the gymnasiums
of New York a'nd Chicago. The Board
of Education has permitted him to or
ganize classes in the city schools. His
course, consisting of ten lessons, be
gins Monday and lasts two weeks.
The February class met Thursday to
lay plans for the class cardinal. Ralph
WMthycombe. assisted by George Ander
son, Wesley Shofner and Sadie Williams,
will attend to the business part of the
undertaking. Laurence Hickman Is
editor-in-chief. Ruth Hexter is his as
sociate in office. Emma Muck will
write the class poem. Karl Hobbs will
be the artist. Althea Hembree will
collect the school notes. Frances Clag
gett will write up "Athletics." Edith
Shaplrer will have charge of the "With
out Prejudice" column. Ruth Wilson
will make the class prophecy. Joe
Hoxle will make out the "Individual
Record." Fay Wise will make the class
The regular staff of the Cardinal
held a conference Wednesday for the
betterment of the paper. The Misses
Moore and Griebel addressed the
gathering, urging a deeper sense of in
After their vacation of a few weeks
ago the societies returned to their work
with renewed enthusiasm. A large
number of students gathered to hear
the Modos debate on the relative
economy of production on a large scale.
The trend of the times was seen in
the decision, which fell to the afflrma
tlve. Milton Gevurtz and Frances
Rutherford were the victors. Claude
Hagery and lone Morrison spoke for
The Influx of new members Into the
Tologelon Society has brought up the
attendance to the normal. The pro
gramme was given up. to a parlia
The Adelphians went on with their
anniversary series. Althea Hembree
gave a sketch of Tennyson'a life, fol
lowing this with readings from his
poema. Esther Oleson presented
"Holmes"; John Bankus, "Darwin."
William Loi sang a solo which Mr.
Thompson accompanied on the guitar.
Ruth Wilson. Nora Wilson, Tracy
Moore, Frances Healy and Arnold
Stroacher Joined the society.
The Phllolexlans took up the hi:
torical books of the 'Bible. Carolina
Wrurtenbergep prefaced the study with
a talk on the geography of Palestine,
Illustrated by a beautiful map which
she had drawn on the board. Carolyn
Trlmbly and Bertha Goldetein gave re
sumes of "Joshua, Kings and Chroni
cles." Mildred Rogers told the stories
of Ruth and Esther. At the succeeding
business meeting Katherine Turner,
Lelah Baker, Olive Clark, Belle Porter
and Sibyl Gibson Joined the society with
much Interchange of wit on the part
of Initiated and initiators. Jean Wol
verton was then called upon to charge
the new members. This she did with
dignity and earnestness.
SEVERAL new instruments have been
added to the physical geography
laboratory. An Instrument of great im
portance to the students is the new
ralngauge now being Installed on the
roof by the Washington High School.
Another valuable instrument is the
sunboard. Invented by J. Paul Good, of
the University of Chicago. In addition
to these, a new device for studying the
sun as a source of heat and climate has
been installed In the laboratory. A
large collection of rocks and minerals
has arrived from the Ward Natural
The Qutllers have now completed the
study of the short story. The reports
on plot, element and narration were
concluded at the 'last meeting with ' a
number of original plots submitted and
read by the different members. Four
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membership stories were read. They
were so good that their authors were
admitted into the society. The new
members are:' Hortense Williams.
Evelyn Spencer, Arnold Hall and
The Nekahnl gave a good programme
Wednesday as follows: Recitation,
"The Legend of the Oregon Builder."
Ruth Owen: selection from Agnes Repp
lier's "In Convent Days," Nina Herman;
report on "One 'of the Benefits of the
Tariff Revision." Hortense Williams;
"Typical Day at Convent," Miss Mc
Donald. The following were received
as members: Harriet Velas, Ethel
Parellus. Margaret Nelson, Lillian
Downing. Hortense Williams. Ruth
Owen. Inez Reddell, Ovidia Oberg and
The German Society, Edlewiess, has
reorganized, and held several pro
grammes this term. Its officers are as
follows: President. Ethel Plttenger;
vice-president, Clara Heissler; secre
tary. Bertha Melnhalf; sergeant-at-arms,
Blaine Ackley. Twenty-three
names have been enrolled. The meet
ings will be held on Wednesday after
noons, as before. At the open meeting
about 60 German students were pres
ent. Frau Bekker sang 'Du-bist Wie
Eine Blume" and "Du Lorelei.
The opportunity of practical train
ing for boys has been enlarged so as
to Include forge work. 'ihis depart
ment is in charge of Leon La Forge.
The sixth term work in manual training
Js as follows: Mechanical drawing,
freehand drawing and shop work.
. The first term domestic science class
had its first lessons in the mixing of
dough this week. It also continued the
study in meats. The second term clasf
studied meats and soups, and served a
10-cent lunch Thursday.
Owing to the first football game ot
the season with Portland Academy, the
societies adjourned until next Friday.
The boys marched in a body to Multno
mah Field to cheer Washington's vic
The Baraca and Philathea Societies,
which are doing excellent work, will
give an open programme next Tues
LAST Tuesday morning Miss Sewart,
of the Albina branch of the Public
Library, talked, to the students on
the use of reference books and cata
logues as appllpd. to their studies. In
order that the pupils may become per-
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fectly familiar with these reference
books. Miss Sewart has offered person
ally to Instruct as many as wish to
learn how to use the books. The A 1
blna branch of the library is used ex
tensively by the pupils of the English,
history and science departments. The
library has a full set of reference books
along these lines. Any book which is
not on Its shelves can be obtained from
the main library if a day's notice is
Last Tuesday night the boys of Jef
ferson High School mot to form a
"rooters' club." Earl Arthur was elect
ed "yell leader." and several yells were
tried. The "locomotive" and "siren"
were used more than any others.
This club' belongs to the student
body, and every one is urged to come
to. Its future meeting.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS LAUDED
East Side Methodist Pastor Pays
Them High Tribute.
"Whenever I meet a Catholic priest
I feel like taking my hat off to him,
because of the system of Christian edu
cation that he and his church repre
sent." In the course of his address before
the Mothers' and Teachers' Club of the
Brooklyn School, Friday afternoon. Rev. .
Clarence True Wilson, of Centenary
Methodist Church, made this statement.
He paid a high tribute to the Catholic
Church for its idea of educating the
heart as well as the head of the child,
and for beginning at so tender an age
In the life of the child. He contended
that education alone did not make the
well-rounded mi" c-r woman, but that
it was fully as necessary to develop
the moral and spiritual nature.
This being the annual meeting, the
club elected the following officers for
the year: President, Mrs. L. H. Wells;
vice-president, Mrs. H. J. McCracken;
secretary. Miss Spooner; treasurer, Mrs.
F. J. Urfer. Mrs. E. Matholt reported
on the proceedings of the Women's
Federation convention held at Forest
Grove last week. It was announced
that the kindergarten department of
the club had been made free. It Is In
charge of the Froehel Society of St.
Helens Hall, and under the superin
tendence of Miss E. K. Matthew.-
One of the leaders In N'ew York's busi
ness world, who is also a conspicuous
philanthropist writes from a vacation re
sort, where he went to rest: 'There t
no rest In the country for a man who re
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