The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 24, 1910, SECTION TWO, Page 4, Image 20

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Join the Excursion
Much Comment, Pro and Con.
Heard Relative to Pro
posed New System.
rlylaods of Yamhill.
A straight-from-the-shoulder statement regarding the value of piano con
test checks and the reason for the vicious and antagonistic attitude of a certain
branch concern. In a certain window the following card has been appearing:
We will sell you ten acres of the best fruit land in Yamhill County, lying five
miles north of Sheridan. Our offer.
lint Major Is Still Opposed to Plan
8 AVcll as Postorriee Officials,
Opinion as to Merits and
Demerits Being Divided.
Prospective "wholesale change in the
names of Portland's streets is causing
much comment throughout the city.
As proposed by City Engineer Morris
anil recommended unanimously uy the
street committee of the Council, every
thoroughfare running east and west,
many of which bear historic names
and names of pioneers, will be num
bered and known as avenues.
As example of the change proposed,
, taking Burnside street as the dividing
line for north and south and East Wa
ter street as the dividing line east
and west, the district south of Burn
side and west of East "Water will be
Running south of Burnside, which
will be known as "Central avenue,"
the streets will be changed to avenue,
"southwest," in the district west of
East Water street. Coming south,
therefore, Ankeny will become "First
avenue, southwest," and thus renam
ing (or numbering) all existing thor
oughfares. Washington street would
become "Sixth avenue. Southwest," un
der this plan.
City Cut Into Quarters.
East of East Water street and south
of Burnside, Washington stceet- would
he "Sixth avenue, southeast," ' with
East Water as the dividing line, the
city being cut into quarters.
Streets running north and south
would not be changed,; they would
bear their present numbers, but would
be subject to the designation of
"southwest" or "southeast," as the
case might be. A person living at "320
East Twelfth street" now, would be
addressed at "320 Twelfth street,
southeast," or "320 Twelfth street,
northeast." If living at the same num
ber on the west side of East Water,
the reverse would apply, the designa
tions then being "northwest or south
west." There will be wholesale changing of
street names for numbered avenues,
running east and west, if the plan is
adopted. Ankeny, Ash, Pine, Oak,
Stark, Washington, Alder, Morrison.
Vammll, Taylor and on out south will
be. changed to First, 'Second, Third,
fourth. Fifth. Sixth, Seventh, Eighth.
Ninth and Tenth avenues respectively.
The same would apply north of Bum
side (Central avenue).
North of Burnside, Couch, Davis,
Everett, Flanders, Glisan, Hoyt, Irv
ing would become First, Second.
Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh
Kast "Water to lie "Division" Street.
East Water street would become
"Division street," where the dividing
Itne would be for the designations as
to districts.
Some very short streets along the
riverfront, where there are curves in
the stream, would necessarily have to
be left under their present names.
There are other similar places.
The only change in names on the
East Side would be Union and Grand
avenues, which would become "Fourth
and Fifth streets."
The ordinance will go to the City
Council Wednesday morning, and' may
be passed. It is recommended favor
ably by the street committee.
Mayor Simon is opposed to the plan.
The local postoffice officials are
against the plan, also. As a matter of
fact, it has a good many opponents and
likewise a good many supporters, opin
ion being divided as to its merits or
Portland High School Notes
MID-TERM examinations over, the
students have again settled them
selves down to routine work. Regular
classes are now held, and the various
t lubs are again busy at their work. The
school building itself has had its share
of attention. The library is ready, and
will be opened as soon as enough books
are installed. I. N. Fleischner, chair
man of the Board of Education, pre
sented the school with several beau
tiful pictures, with which the teachers
and students were very much pleased,
and which will greatly add to the at
tractiveness of the rooms. The South
ern Pacific Company also donated
Kume pretty views.
Dr. Briggs' classes in botany and
zoology went out on an excursion on
Thursday for the purpose of finding
any kind of wild flowers. Insects or
other subjects used in their study.
They were very successful, for many
interestsing plants were fpund and
added to their already large collec
tion. The fourth term classes are iden
tifying plants and flowers, and the
third term classes are studying leaves.
Salamanders have been the principal
objects of interest and study to the
zoology students.
The physiology classes have devoted
the entire week to a thorough study
of ttie senses. The students have found
the subject more than interesting.
Various rocks and minerals have been
thoroughly examined by the first term
physical geography classes. Each stu
dent Is provided with a drawer in
which to keep his rocks. These are
about 40 in number. After thoroughly
Rtudying the specimens they have, they
must be able to recognize any ordinary
rock. An anemometer to register the
velocity of the wind has been Installed.
This Instrument is used by the advanced
class, which is also making weather
maps. Locks and keys for each indi
vidual desk have been made. The la
boratory is now entirely complete.
The sewUig classes are making rapid
progress. The first term girls are de
signing, cutting and making dainty
aprons, trimmed with Insertion and lace.
The advanced classes are making prin
cess slips, petticoats and nightgowns.
As many of the girls devote two pe
riods to sewing, while others only one,
some finish their garments more rap
idly than others. Some are already
planning the dresses which they are
to make. A large three-piece mirror
has been Installed in the fitting-room.
This is a great help to the students,
as they can now see for themselves
whether their clothes fit properly or
The drawing classes have been
sketching insects and flowers, and from
this they plan and make designs. They
bave also been making landscape
10 AC
Did you ever have such an offer t Excursion leaves Fourth and Yamhill April
30 at 7 A. M. Call early in the week and make reservations.
Chapill & Herlo W 332 Chamber of Commerce
sketches. The students, too, have gone
to the auditorium for the purpose or
drawing windows, stage, chairs and
other objects. Pen and ink drawings
have been the main feature of study
of the advanced classes.
The English classes are industriously
and excitedly at work on novels. Each
student is to write a story seven chap
ters long, one chapter a week, and is to
read it. in class. Naturally, . each stu
dent is trying to write the best novel,
and the work does not require much
urging. ,
The regular meeting of the Ger
mania Club was held Tuesday, April
19. After the roll call a very interest
ing programme was given, which in
cluded a good story by Zelma Palmer,
a song by Lillian Etchells, Clara Giule
and Marian Neil. After these a piano
solo was given by Beatrice Luzer. At
the close of the programme, old Ger
man songs were practiced and games
played. A new game, "Taler, Taler,
der Wandernde Taler," proved very
amusing. As the first president has
resigned, a new one will be elected
at the next meeting.
The Girls' Bible Club met Thursday,
April 21. Rev. Mr. Pratt addressed the
girls, and first discussed the interest,
use, authorship, history and Influence
of all books in general, andithen of the
New Testament. Concerning the latter,
he spoke of the authors, their reasons
for writing It, and then made a general
sketch of the whole book. The meet
ing adjourned at 3:30 o'clock, having
decided to meet again In three weeks
with the intention of studying the book
of Matthew. On account of Rev. Mr.
Pratt's absence from the city, there
will be no meeting for the next two
Thursdays except for business pur
poses. The regular meeting of the Aora Club
was held Thursday, April 21. Mr. Clar
ence Sprague gave ' a short talk on the
lesson, which was followed by a busi
ness meeting. At this the boys decided
to postpone their next meeting until
Friday. May 13, as so many of the boys
are either on the track or baseball
teams, which prevents their attending
meetings for the next few weeks. On
the evening of May 13 the Federated
Bible Association will meet and go for
a boatrlde up the river. A good time
is assured, and the boys are looking
forward to this.
The Camera Club has been hard at
work, and turned out excellent exanir
pies of its accomplishments. The club
has so often planned excursions, and
the weather has prevented them, but
all enjoyed a picnic Wednesday. Miss
Holman chaperoned the photographers.
Monday Professor Jenkins called an
assembly of all the students, and spoke
to them upon school spirit and the In
terest all should take in athletics. The
students were much aroused and ex
cited, and many enthusiastic boys and
girls attended the baseball game Fri
day afternoon between Jefferson High
School and Portland Academy. At this
game Jefferson High made her debut
in athletics. Although the team is
young and lacks the experience of the
older schools, the boys could not have
played better. The game ended favor
ably for Jefferson, with a score of 7
to 2.
In athletics, Washington Is right in
line. It has made a good beginning
for its baseball career for the season
and Its victory over' Lincoln will stim
ulate it to win other laurels.
The next game for Washington is
next Friday with Columbia and every
one knows that when two such strong
teams come together there is bound to
be a close contest.
There is a plan, oa foot for holding
a track meet between two parts of
the school which will serve as a tryout
for the interscholastlc meet. The pre
liminary meet will probably take place
in two weeks.
In the botany laboratory the sec
ond term girls are studying ferns and
"horsetails." and have just completed
one experiment on ferns. The sub
jects are proving very interesting. The
first-term students are studying stems.
The Initlum Society is progressing
We want several high-class real estate
salesmen live, energetic, red-blooded
men, who believe the world is good and
that there are good things in it. Dis
couraged men and "down and outs"
need not appl
For the right kind of a man a man
who can sell we have an Al proposi
tion in suburban property.
We are not the biggest firm on earth .
not yet but we carry gilt-edge goods
in the realty line, and that is what you
want. -i
This may be the chance you are looking
for. Better see us Monday. . .
820 Chamber of Commerce.
with remarkable rapidity. Prepara
tions are now under way for a very
interesting as well as amusing play
which will be given in the near fu
ture. Many of the club members have
parts and much interest- has been
aroused. The club has decided upon
a light play, accompanied by a musical
and literary programme rather than a
long, deep play which- would be be-,
yond their power to produce properly.
The club gave a very enjoyable picnic
at City Park last Friday week. Nloe
lunch was served and games were
played -ty some, while others roamed
over the hills. Mrs. Kiggins and Miss
Lucky are continuing their work with
the club.
In. the manual training department
a great many valuable things have
been accomplished. .The first-term
students are through making joints
and are now at work on a small cabi
net, which embraces the joint con
struction they have previously learned.
The second-term students have made
many useful articles, such as desks,
tables, a piano bench and a music
cabinet, all out of soft wood, such as
fir, cedar and spruce. The third-term
is engaged in wood turning, and the
members are far enough advanced to
take up face plate work.
The fourth-term students are taking
cabinet work. They prefer to work
in hard wood, such as oak and ma
hogany, and are using the skill they
acquired in the first three terms in
making such articles as settees, musio
cabinets, writing desks, electric lamp
stands, china closets and wall cabinets
of hard wood. The fifth-term students
are taking instruction in pattern work
and are showing great interest in it.
They have made many simple patterns
and are getting a knowledge of how
they are molded.
Added Interest was given the Phre
nodlken programme Friday by the
presence of two old members of the
society who have attended college and
who gave entertaining talks. Many
others were also present. The exer
cises were opened by two recitations.
"The New Feller" anii "In the Usual
Way," by Norma Dobia. They were
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Overcharge -.-. ..$ 75
You cannot beat a man at his own
Sherman Clay's Way.
One Price Policy
Full Value
Pianos for
for Dollar
While tliey mention no names, it is obvious that their insinuating references are aimed at
our great publicity contest now being conducted at 111 Fourth street. Scarcely a day passes
that numbers of persons do not call our attention to the slanderous attacks made upon our
methods of these jealous people, who so far forget themselves in their endeavor to make big
profits as to call a fair and square compaign for business "a fake," "a fraud," etc., etc.
There are always two sides to every question; there are likewise several ways of conduct
ing a business. A firm having a reputation at stake cannot afford to engage in questionable
undertakings. Graves Music Company has been identified with the musical life and the business
life of the community too long to be found engaged in any enterprise that is not thoroughly
honorable and fair. We believe in giving the most for the money, and if another house is com
pelled to adopt a policy meaning few sales but large profits on each sale, consequently higher
price to the buyer, and if by reason of this situation it finds it difficult to compete with us
that's no reason why the malicious calling of names should be indulged in. ,
The real object of our piano contest is publicity. We want people to know that we nave
good pianos, as good as anybody's and that we sell them at right prices.
Now, if we see fit to donate to thevbuyer of one of our pianos $50 or $100 or $150 or any
amount to help, pay for the instrument, that is our business and it is unwarranted for any "Holier
than thou" branch establishment to decry and belittle our efforts and say that our prices are
raised so that the amount of the manufacturer's check, when deducted from our price does not
mean a saving to the buyer.
To demonstrate the real value of these credit cheeks, and to also show the motive for the
attacks upon us by this concern, we offer next Wednesday morning four of the latest styles of
the best pianos that this concern handles.
The Steinway so-called verti-grand upright, in mahogany case, Is priced $625.00 by them. A
few years ago this verti-grand was $500.00. A lady told us the other day that a salesman had
offered her a new Steinway upright, on which some other party had made a substantial pay
ment, for $100.00 less, r $525.00.; We don't believe that a Steinway Style K mahogany verti
grand can be bought for much less than $525.00 from this concern.
Our price Wednesday morning for tile same thing will be $485.00. It is all the same to us
whether you pay cash or buy on'time, and if you have a manufacturer's check we accept it at
its face value toward payment of this Steinway at $485.00.
We shall have another verti-grand so-called ebony case. It is not an ebony case, but the
woodwork is painted black and then varnisned. This piano will be sold for $445.00 by us. Else
where they ask $575.00 for it J '
The Style N Mahogany is priced by this San Francisco branch house at $700.00 We offer
a Style N Monday, latest catalogue style, for $535.00. Bring a cash certificate, pay 'the balance
at $10.00 or $15.00 a month, if you like. ,
The biggest saving in price we can offer is in a Steinway grand piano. It is not what is
called the little Miniature grand, but a regulation grand.
You are asked $1000.00 for this grand by them, less a little discount on the sly of maybe
$100.00 or $150.00, but here Wednesday morning ' this identical grand is for sale at $785.00. Cash
or payments, and, as stated above, we take manufacurer's credit check toward its payment for
any amount it may call for.
Bear in mind that these are not second-hand Steinways if a second-hand Steinway piano
is wanted, we will supply an upright in good condition for $265.00. We have also a very nice
looking used Knabe upright for $290.00.
This is the music store of the people. We don't believe in exorbitant prices. We stand for
a fair profit, and the greatest value for the money to the buyer . We are an Oregon concern,
have no profits to divide up with San Francisco houses, and don't have to pay. any middleman's
or jobber's commissions. Of course, we can sell for a great deal less money than San Francisco
and other branch houses that are thus handicapped. We do not pass our piano contracts out of
our hands. We believe in carrying out every promise that we make. In dealing here you can
deal with the head of the house, and not with an instructed branch manager or clerk, who of
necessity has no further interest in the satisfaction received by a customer other than enough
to draw his salary. We want every one of our customers a satisfied customer and we want to
say again, most emphatically, that every check, little or big, issued by the manufacturers to
Graves Music Company, represents an actual cash saving to the fortunate possessor of exactly the
amount it calls for.
All we ask is careful comparison of our makes of pianos and our prices with what is offered
by San Francisco and other branch houses and the 6aving that we can offer will be plainly ap
parent to ny careful investigator. ,
Graves Music Co
Oregon's only complete wholesale and retail music establishment.
excellently given. A well written paper
on conservation was read by Ruth
Young:. The question for debate was.
Resolved. That the United States
should reclaim the vast lands within
lt territory."
The arguments by both sides were
to. the point and forcible. The affirma
tive was upheld by Nina Herman and
May Rogers and won over Grace Grls-
wold and Grace Goodal of the negative.
THE continued fair weather has en
abled Coaches Nevlson and Druhot
to accomplish much with the ath
letes. At the Columbia meet Saturday
the Lincoln men made the highest num
ber of points in the academic events.
Baker got first in the 60-yard dash;
Crlckmore, first and Baker second in the
220. CHWng to their unfavorable posi
tion the relay team did not make the
showing that it probably will make in
the tryouts, soon to be held by the In
terscholastlc League, for the purpose of
choosing a team to enter in the Wash
ington state meet to be held at Seattle,
May 21. ,
The track and field, men are working
steadily. Crickmore and Baker in the
sprints; McKay, McCabe, Beach, Nash
In the distance events; Caufield and
Cochran in the weights and Minslnger In
the hurdles will make a good team.
Coach Drubot has succeeded In work
ing his recruits Into pretty good shape,
even though they did lose the opening
game of the series Wednesday by a
score of 3 to 6 in favor of the Washing
ton team. The game was close and
clean. Voss, Vosper, Patterson, Per
ham and Keep did good work. Thomp
son did some pretty work in fanning bat
ters with men on third base.
- A feature of the game was the band
which is composed of Washington and
Lincoln students. They paraded the
streets before the game. The band is
composed of 20 pieces. It meets weekly
for practice. A. Lowny is leader and
George Olsen, drummajor. The cornets
are A. and G. Lowny, Pardue. Kautz,
Hyde and Robin; clarionets, Ashwerth.
Harkson, Street and Graham: trombone,
Nesbit, S. Harkson, Girard, Olcott; altos,
Helgesson and Rassmussen; baritone.
Day; basses, Abbott and Anderson;
snared rum, Townsend; bassdrum. Dickey.
Earl Latourette. the snappy quarter
back, followed with, a speech on ath
letics at Oregon. Miss Dobie. In a well
pointed speech, showed why the Oregon's
spirit wins. Jenny Lilly, from the view
point of a senior gave an insight Into
student life at the university. The at
tendance of a large number of other U.
of O. students helped to make the oc
casion one that may well be repeated
with the passing years.
The Tologeions held their quarterly
election of officers Thursday afternoon.
The choice for president fell upon Don
Rice. Gaylord Godfrey was elected vice
president; Victor Earl, secretary; Vernon
Smith, assistant secretary; Albert Gent,
ner. treasurer; Wtllard Houston, ser-geant-at-arms;
Ernest Attix, editor.
The tryout for the intersociety debate
will be held next Thursday.
A new city in the heart of a rich,
prosperous country. A division point of
a great Railway System. Roundhouses
and machine shops already established:
trains running on schedule time. No
guesswork about this.
Othello Improvement Co.
319-220 COM. CU B DLDG,
Portland. Or.
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