The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 20, 1910, SECTION FOUR, Page 8, Image 54

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Old director Achlerfn, Good Results. Thej Are ReU bed-Women Take Active Part In Oar Pastimes-Winter
Dance, of Organization Aid Greatly in Progress of River Sportdom.
J Member of the Portland Rowing
Club U--t wrrk elected a boftrd of di
rector fop the ensuing year. Satis
fied 1th Ihe services of the former di
rectors all but one of the retiring
board was re-elected.
I'nder the guidance of the present
directorate the club Piifi the moot
uccesi-ful year In 111 history, both
from an athletic and portal lnt of
view. The Mrimrn swept everything
before them at Vancouver In the an
nual regatta of the North Pacific As
sociation f Amateur oarsmen, mm
Junior crew won both Junior and.scnlor
events. a.n accomplishment due to g
down In hltrr of the club aa one of
Its most remarkable achleveroenta.
The vcK-lal side of the club waa given
treat encouragement. Ianrea for
members and their friend were held
very two week and canoe cruises
ware made about every second Sunday
artng the year.
Women Take Part.
It aa the plan of the director and
officers to promote a much enthusi
asm as possible anil they succeeded. At
the two club regattas, canoeing, a sport
which had been dormant for several
year. was revived, women a well as
men taking part In the pastime.
Women hare played a strong part In
the club. A temporary woinen"a anne
waa established and women's crewa
vera formed. Women and itlrla organ
ised three crewa In reeponee to the call
for aspirants and many good oars
women were developed. It was diffi
cult to get all the women assembled
at the club regatta, and It was found
necessary to pair the women with the
tnen and make up four-oared raring
crewa The rlvarlty of the women did
much to foster the revived club spirit.
Nest year a permanent annex for the
women will probably be a feature of
the cl'b and an effort will be made to
promote the racina: uihidi women In
the Northwest.
Net Summer the annual reaatta of
the North I'arlflc Association of Ama
teur Oarsmen will be held In Portland.
Already officers and members of the
club are plannlnr to add not only to
their athletic presllise. but also to their
reputation as host by arranging en
tertainment for the vlsltlnir athletes
and clubmen. So great Is the Interest
In rowlnc that evrral crews have
been out every Saturday and Sunday
since the closing of the season.
Club Quarters Improved.
Notable Improvements have been
made In the club bulldinic and grounds.
A concrete retaining wall has been
plaoed In front of the liulldinit on the
river side, above which jcrnss seed has
been sown to give the dub one of tho
prettiest lawns in I'ortland. All tho
trees which formerly barred the club
house from view from the river, have
been removod. giving one of the most
sightly and picturesque places along
the Willamette. Additions to clubhouse
furniture and fittings have been made
and before another year It Is thought
li will he necessary to enlarge the
boathouse capacity.
A membership campaign Is one of
the plans for the Winter. Several
dunres and sociable will be hold this
Winter and In early Spring to bring
the members and their friends together
that they may talk shop.
Old plreotor. Krpt.
The board of directors Is composed
of II. K. Judge. I. J. Walt. F. It. New
ell. A. A. Allen. H. W. Wilbur, rt. C.
Hart and Jacques Lets.
Officers will be elected this week,
when a new captain will be chosen. So
successful waa the club under the
coaching of Captain Allen and several
of the former oarsmen. Including Hlch
ard A. Hart, that there Is every likeli
hood that the paying of a professional
coach Is a thing of the past.
Among the clubmen the news of the
death of l'an R. Murphy, the veteran
roach under whose tutelage the club
doveloped some expert oHrsmen and
won many victories, was received with
great regret. Mr. Murr-hy was be
loved by all. Hla style of stroke was
coached last year and will no doubt be
adhered to for some time to come.
Sales Manager Impressed
With Central Oregon.
rirtiKin Arc Now Looking Vpon
Automobile as Xccelty, lie Declare-
Several Cars Dl.-jpoeed
Of - on Short Journc).
In a happy frame of mind, looking In
perfect health and declaring that he
never felt better In hla life. Claude IL
King, sales manager of the 11. 1 Keats
Automobile Company, distributors of
the Chalmers, i'eerless and Hudson
pleasure ears and the Gramm commer
cial vehicle, returned last Tuesday
from a l-day trip In Central in-egon.
The trip waa one of business and Mr.
King transacted much business, sell
ing nine cars on the trip.
In company with an expert me
chanic, ha took two cars with him.
Mrlvlng a Chalmers "30" and having
iMi mechanic pilot a Hudson roadster.
(They started from The Ialle. to which
IjOlnt the cars were shipped by steamer.
, "Seeing the country for the first
Itlme. as I dM. one surely la thrilled.
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aja Mr. Ainu
In all my life
LI bare never seen any commu
nity with as much optimism and pub
lic spirit as was displayed to me In
I'entral Oregon, both In the city and
rural districts. Everywhere I visited
1 four.d that dominant, pull-together
.plrlt for Central Oregon. 1 was eure
,Jy Impressed with the country. The
'.epportunltles for homeseekers. as well
as men with some money to Invest, are
almost Innumerable.
;mI Land Seen In Rough.
"There are acres and acres of land
whi. h is apparently only good for cul
tivating saaebrush. but which In real
ity Is tillable land that will produce
excellent crops. I saw soma of the
truost finely flavored and finely colored
Upple I have ever seen In that coun
jry; alfalfa grows In abundance, and
fair wheat and grain crops are yielded."
Mr. King did not go as far south aa
Canyon City or Hums, bat visited
JTtnevllle. Madras, liedmond. Laldlaw
and tfhanlko. At ITtnevllle. he sold the
Chalmers "J" to ex-Kepresentatlve
Williamson. The Hudson roadster waa
left in cfcargo of tho superintendent of
telephones for use In that service.
ITotn mneville ho look the stags
back as far as Shaniko. the Junction
ef svagellne and railroad.
One of tho larrt orders for Pprln
fJeUverr placed wlta Fortlaod auto
mobile company was given Mr. King
by K. B. Cornett, of the Cornett Stsge
Company, which calls for five Chal
mers 3o" cars. These motor cars will
be utilised on tho stage line, which
does nearly all the business In the in
terior of the state. Ills territory ex
tends from Shaniko to Burns and way
polo ts.
Auto's Scrvlc Great.
"Tho service being rendered by au
tomobiles, not only sold by us.
but those In general. Is almost as
tounding." continued Mr. King. "Far
mers are looking upon the motor car
as an absolute necessity Instead of a
luxury. Many useful and unique kinds
of employment are given the automo
biles and they are performed unhesi
tatingly. It Is not an uncommon sight
to see farmers coming Into town with
their touring cars stacked to capacity
with farm produce.
"The field for automobiles there Is
one of tho best In the West. I think.
Just enough automobiles are now In
use In that country to thoroughly dem
onstrate to tho most conservative far
mer that the automobile Is both a time
saver and a money saver as well as a
labor saver. The very fact thaf I sold
my two cars at this time of year be
speaks tho prosperous condition of the
Going In. Mr. King encountered ratny
weather for 2 hours! malting the Des
chutes River canyon roads muddy and
disagreeable. 1'asslng a freight train
coming down while they were going up
taxed tho nerve of the drivers and the
machinery of the cars. It was on a
very narrow road, with a precipice on
one side and an almost perpendicular
wall of rock on the other. It was
necessary to run the car up the side
of the cliff to barely allow the freight
er o iiass. The driver of the horses
was surprised at the performance
the automobiles.
Daring Auto Drivers of World Will
Gather at Santa Monica.
Phenomenal performance, are expected
from the cars and drlveru entered In tho
Santa Monica road race, which will bo
held at Santa Monica. Cal.. Thsnksglvlng
day. Some of Hie best drive ns in tho
world arc entered and tho course Is ono
of the fastest In the I'nlted States.
The race was formerly held In July,
hut this year wse postponed until Thanks
giving day. Tho postponement. It la
said, enahied more driver to enter, and
coming as It does at the time of year
when tourists are seeking California aa
a Winter retort, a record-breaking crowd
is expected.
Tho annual meet Is held under the su
spires of the Ios Angeles Automobile
Dealers' Association and will this year
be under the direct supervltilon of Dick
Ferris, the well-known actor and racing
promoter, who recently attracted atten
tion by being a candidate for Lieutenant
Governor of California.
Tho Santa Monica course Is very much
in the share of a letter "V and meas
urea a trifle over s.2- miles to tho lop.
The rules of the race require that U
laps of the course be gone over, aggregat
ing a dtatance of about Jni miles. Tho
road has been placed In perfect condition,
workmen having been engaged on It for
several weeks.
Most of the crack drivers w ho drove In
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3 and S-Ton Trucks
1 12-Ton Trucks
ISOO-lb. Delivery Wagons s
Hotel Busses Ambulances
Light .Delivery Wagons
Domestic Express
Delivery Ex
pert in
Charge of the
Vehicle Department
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White Motor Cai Co.
C A Eastmaji Gen'l. M'r.i
GS -Brtvckett . Secretary
6 th. rk. Madison Sis.
Northwest . Distributors
the Vanderbllt Cup rare, rhirmount Park
race and In the Grand Prix contest at
Savannah, (la., have ernt in. their entries
and will contest for honors. Kvery pre
csuUon hss been made to prevent ac
cident by the crowd surging out on the
course, as was the case In the Van
rierhllt CW race. State militiamen will
patrol tho course.
Home Rule Amendment Will
Given Thorough Test.
ROSEBURO, Or., Nov. 19. (Special.
That the citizens of Koseburg and Doug
las County will lend ths Greater Oregon
Home Rule Association all possible en
couragement In its effort to reform tho
saloon system In Oregon, Is shown here.
and a largo number of the most ardent
advocates of prohibition have expressed
themselves In favor of giving the meas
ure a fair and Impartial trial.
They contend that tho "wet" element
has won a victory so far as securing
votes is concerned, but they disclaim
that they have Inst in their battle against
Immorality. They say, however, that
they are ready and willing to assist In
carrying out the Intention of the home
rule amendment, and to that end they
will work in harmony with their "wet'
According to members of the Roseburg
Council who hsva given some study to
the question of home rule. Roseburg will
not support over six saloons, which means
that one license will be granted to earn
K0 inhabitants within the corporate
limits of the city. Aa Roseburg has ap
proximately IwOO people, it Is possible
that the sixth saloon lleense will be
granted. In the event the Council Is
given power fo draft ordinances rcgulat
lns the saloons, attorneys will be em
ployed, and the restrictions will bo so
constructed that any attempt of the sa-
loonmcn to revert back to the old sys
tem of conducting their estallUshmeiits
will prove equivalent to the revoking of
Ihelr licenses.
Open fronts In all buildings occupied
bv saloons will be demanded; card and
other gaming tables will be forbidden:
chairs and lounges will be barred and
stringent orders will he given the saloon-
men against allowing women to frequent
their places of bustness.
In Finland the women oonnlrter a kiss on
ths IIds as the greatest insult, even from
their own huahsnds.
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What the Doctor Said
Outdoor folks are happy folks. They are happy be
cause they are healthy. Healthy, happy folks are the
kind who seem to get along well in this world, too.
The grouch is a condition of liver, not of mind.
Fresh air is the great tonic. Sunshine the great vivi
fier. The other day a doctor said to one of our men,
"Some of the doctors will be cutting you automobile
fellows off their calling lists."
"How's, that, doctor?"
"Because you cut them out of so much work. As soon as
you sell a man a car you put him in the fresh air, and keep
him there. He doesn't have much need for our services
after that.
"But just the same," he continued, "I like my car and
couldn't get along without it. I can do twice as much work,
and do it easier, than before I got this willing worker to
help me. Automobiles mean that good doctors will do
more and more of the doctoring, poor ones, less. That s
no small service for the automobile to render the public.
Anything that will double a man's time and efficiency is
a pretty fair investment. Furthermore, the car keeps me
feeling keen all the time.
"And still better, it gives me time with my family. I
take them out to the country every day or so where the
children can get 'on friendly terms with birds and trees
and pigs and chickens and ducks and green fields and
flowers and a thousand and one other things that educate
and entertain children. Incidentally, the fresh air keeps
the roses blooming in their mother's face. We certainly
have great times together the family and the car and I.
The doctor's experience is typical of thousands. Once
used, the motor becomes a necessity. When you think of
all a car will do for you, the cost seems very small indeed.
The value of a thing depends upon the service it will
render you not upon the price you pay. The pnee of any
good car does not nearly represent its value in service.
The most progressive people make use of the motor car
just as they make use of other wonderful time-savtng,
health-conserving things in this modern, busy age.
You need a car, and if you can possibly afford it, you
ought to give your family and yourself tho pleasure of
having one.
All Anyone Can Want
What better car can yon
want than a Chalmers "30" at
What more can you buy
with any amount of money?
You could buy a seven-passenger
car, or you could buy
more power.
That is all. If you want a
seven-passenger car, all right.
As for more power, you can
get it if you want to pay for it.
but you do not need it on any
car not carrying more than
The Chalmers "30" won tho
1910 Glidden Trophy in com
petition with cars twice its
price and power.
It had power enough to pull
through streams, through
swamps and through sands.
It had speed enough to make
every control on time; it has
as much speed as anyone can
And in addition to endurance
and reliability you cannot buy
more beauty, either of line or
finish, than you get in a Chal
mers "30." No car, no mat
ter what the price, affords
more eye-delight than the
What more do you want,
then, in a car, than you can
get the Chalmers?
iqi 1 models are on exhibi
tion at our showrooms. Let
us give you a demonstration.
Burnside and Seventh Northwest Distributers
(Licmnlmd nndr Smtdmn Patwnt)