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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAS, PORTLAND, .JUNK 8,
EDITED BY JOSKP1I M. QU13XTIN
NOW Is the reason of students re
el tt Is a sure sign that the bis
music season of 1312-13 is on the
Joseph P. Mulder, solo tenor at the
First Presbyterian Church, has been
engaged to sing at the commencement
exercises of Albany College, Tuesday
night, when chorus and noloists. under
direction of Mrs. Flo, will render Dud
ley Buck's "Golden Legend." In addi' I
tlon to singing the tenor solos in that
antata, Mr. Mulder will be heard in a
group of songs. Including "Winds and
the Trees" (Thomas). "Moonlight"
tCadman) and "Come Into the Garden.
Love' (Mary Turner Salter). Mr. Mul
der arcepted the same engagement last
year and made so much of a hit that
he was asked to sing before Albany
College people this year.
Mrs. Rofo Blooh Bauer will present
several of her advanced students In re
cital at Chrlstensen's Hall on the night
of June 17, among whom are. Miss
Genevieve Peck. Miss Maysle Foster,
Mies Delphine Marks, Miss Kvelyn Car
vel. Miss Kvelyn Snow. Mls Lola. Price,
Miss Helen Fromrae, Miss Nell ISesbeth,
Miss Tin! Ledwldge and others, assist
ed by the Tuesday Afternoon Class. The
Avening programme will also Include
instrumental trios, solos, duets,' etc.,
and a delightful recital Is anticipated.
Admission will be by card only, on ap
plication to Mrs. Delpiilne 'Marx and
Mrs. Leslie M. Scott.
Aaron H. Currier, baritone soloist at
the Third Church of Christ. Scientist,
left last Thursday on a vacation trip
to the East, and will return to this city
in September. During Mr. Currier's ab
sence, his position as soloist at the
Third Church will be filled by Hart
rldge U. TVhipp.
Mrs. Anna Selkirk Norton's many
friends were delightfully surprised to
hear hor sing at the reception at the
Nortonia Thursday afternoon. In honor
of Mrs. Chester A. llogue, of Boston.
Mrs. Norton was In good voice and the
fine old songs selected for this occa
sion were peculiarly adapted to her
rich contralto. Mrs. Norton thinks of
again locating in Portland and can rest
assured of a. hearty welcome. Miss
Pearl SutherlHiid. a young pianist of
rare ability, accompanied Mrs. Norton,
besides playing several well chosen
Mrs. Delphine Marx leaver for Cor
vallis. Or., tomorrow to sing for the
commencement exercises of the Oregon
Agricultural College. Mrs. Marx sang
with splendid effect a number of songs
for the Ad Club at the Portland Hotel
last Wed nesday and responded to sev
The Music Stu-dents Club held one of
the most delightful meetings of the
year at Kllers Hall, when a discussion
on American composers and American
music., was followed by a programme
consisting of these numbers: "Polonaise
Karvic" (Julia Hose-King). Miss Ethel
Kdlck; "Good Bye" (Lost!), Mrs. Thres
her; "As Thro" the Street," Mrs. Gill;
(a) "O Haunting Memory" (Carrie Jack
Bond), (b) "May Time" (Tosti), Mrs.
Van Brakle. The club flowers and club
colors were voted on. and it was decid
ed to have a luncheon and matinee
muslcale June 19.
I had occasion in reporting the con
cert given last Thursday night by
George Hotehklss Street, baritone, to
speak of several small matters with
reference to his singing. Mr. Street
writes to admit the truth of the criti
cism, says that he Is not above, taking
advice and his letter is that of a gen
tleman. It Is refreshing to meet with
such a well-buTanced singer as he, who
does not take offense at honest criti
cism and who does not get abusive un
der it. Too many singers lose their
tempers If one does not agree with therp.
in worshipping their voices, in season
and out of season.
A special musical programme has
been arranged for Wednesday morning
by Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer at Temple
Beth Israel for the confirmation serv
ice. The quartet choir will be assist
ed, by Charles Duncan Raff, 'cellist: J.
V. N. 'olburn. violinist, and Mischa
Miss Marion Bauer, the American
composer, whose home la in this city,
has been asked to give in. the near fu
ture a concert of her own compositions.
Miss Kmelle Frances Bauer, the New
York music critic, is expected to arrive
in Portland about the early part of
An. enjoyable and well-attended song
recital was given by Robert Boice Car
son, tenor, assisted by Miss Pearl Suth
erland, pianist, under the auspices of
the Vancouver, B. C. Musical Club, last
Monday night, when this programme
was finely rendered : "Selve Amlche"
tCaldara). "The Monotone" (Cornelius),
mc L-ouwDiume (Schumann), aria,
"rteginella" (Braga). Mr. Carson; "Tone
Picture. Opus 3. No. 3" (Grieg), "Rus
sian Dance" i Englemattn), "Kgeria"
(Krocscr). Miss Sutherland; "The Cry.
lng of Water" (Campbell-Tipton), "Only
a Rose." "Sad Memories" and "June"
(Lulu Jones Downing); "The Birth of
Morn" (Leonil, Mr. Carson; "Urbes
trauni" (Llsst). Miss Sutherland; "The
Rosarv" (Nevln). "Hearts Fancies"
(Gortng-Thomas). "Recompense" (Ham.
moud). Mr. Carson.
Mrs. Carlin De Witt Joslyn. retiring
state vice-president of the National
Federation of Musical Clubs. has re
ceived many letters from the differea
National officers, com plfm anting her
on her efficient services during her
term of office. Mrs. Joslyn has served
six years, at different tjmes, fours
years !n Montana and two years In
Oregon. Officers cannot be elected
consecutive terms in tne National Fed
eration, hence Mis. Joslyn will not
be eligible again for office for two
M iss Lucia 1 a cot 1 , . colorature so
prano, a graduate of the Steensehe
Conservatory of Berlin, under the di
rection of Corelli. has been engaged
to sing in two concerts to be given
at Bllers Hall. June 16 and 17, under
the auspices of Sumner Post. G. A. R.,
Women's Relief Corps.
Miss Gertrude Hoeber gave an en
joyable recital with her violin and
piano students at 356 East orty-fIrst
street last Friday night, when good
musical progress was shown. Miss
lloebtr played several selections, the
violin numbers being accompanied by
H. E. Krause. Those .students taking
part were: Misses Ruth Wilkinson. Ma
rie and Josephine Petersen, Nono and
Jeannie Becker. Opal Hrght. Alice Me
Us. Margaret and Winifred Jones. TbeJ
ma Gage, Gertrude Kr&use. Margaret
West, ICdward Stout. Iawrence Cook,
Clifford Melts and Michael Ro vetch.
I. ucile Peterson contributed a vocal
Mrs. J. Curtys Simmons, soprano,
was one of the soloists at a muslcale
given last Wednesday by the women of
the First Congregational Church, her
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numbers being: "I Hear You Calling
Me" (Marshal) ; "Hoffnung" (Reichart),
"Come to the Garden, Love" (Salter).
Miss Simmons sang with such success
that several of her songs had to be re
peated. The choir of St. Mary's Cathedral vis
ited Salem last Sunday and sang the
services of the day at the Church of
St. Joseph. The occasion was the bless
ing of the new pipe organ recently In
stalled In the church. Large congre
gations filled the spacious and beauti
ful building at each of the services.
The principal music rendered at the sol
emn high mass was Gounod's "Messe
Solenelle in Honor of St. Cecilia" and
Stewart's Motet. "Coelestls Urbs Jerusa,
lem." These were sung with excel
lent style and finish. After the mass.
luncheon was served to the party at
the Marlon Hotel and after an automo
bile ride, the choir gave a sacred concert
at the state penitentiary, when several
PORTLAND PEOPLE ACTIVE IN
THE WKJSK'S MU8I.C.
Charles Duncan Raff, 'cellist,
and J. F. N. Colburn, violinist,
play at confirmation services.
Temple Beth Israel, Wednesday
morning: Miss Gertrude Hoeber
gave students' recital last Friday
night; Miss Christine Olson sang
at commencement exercises. High
School, Newberg, Or. ; Miss
Josephine Wagner, 'cellist. Miss
Marie Chapman, violin 1st, and
Miss Josephine Allehoff, pianist,
presented with diplomas of grad
uation from music department,
St- Mary s Academy and College.
beautiful sacred selections were sung to
the enjoyment of the officers and pris
oners. Before vespers in church, Fred
erick W. Goodrich gave an organ re
cltal on the new instrument. At 6:30
o'clock vespers of the Blessed Virgin
were sung to plain chant music, with
harmonized magnificat bv Caspar Ett.
The music at benediction included El
gar's "Ave Verum," Master's "Aive
Maria" and Gregorian "Tantum Ergo."
These members of the choir were In
the party: Misses Anne Matschlner, Tlnl
Ledwidge, Hanson, Rogge, Springer,
McElroy. Rose Friedle, Hickie, Moore,
Mrs. E. L. Scott, A. Gianelli, Leo Con
Ion, R. A. Cearns. W. Springer, S. A.
McCartney, B. Davis and Frederick W.
Mrs. Pauline Miller-Chapman will be
the soloist for the Pacific University
commencement, June 18, and on the
same evening she appears in concert
at the university with assisting solo
ists. Miss Carmel Sullivan, harpist, E.
Maldwyn Evans, baritone; May Van
Dyke, pianist, and Frank Thomaa
j Chapman, violinist, Mrs. Chapman has
oeen engaged as dramatic soprano
soloist for the big music festival to be
given In the Armory at Spokane, by
the combined choruses under the
auspices of the Art Society. This is
a return engagement for Mrs. Chap
man. She sang on two programmes
for the Art Society last FalL Mrs.
Chapman, who is to appear as soloist
In the concert July 12 at Gladstone
Chautauqua, will be assisted by E.
Maldwyn Evans. Welsh baritone, a
harpist, and other soloists.
The Handel Vocal Society of 50
mixed voices, under the direction of
Clement B. Shaw, is preparing the ora
torio of "Samson" (Handel) for public
rendering. June 30. A number of prom
inent singers have lately been added
to the society, an,d the rehearsals give
every Indication of good renuering of
this great oratorio.
An election of officers of the Monday
Musical Club wiy take place tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Eilers' HalL
Misses Josephine Allehoff, pianist;
Marie Chapman, violinist, and
Josephine Wagner, 'cellist, who gave
successful recitals recently at the Lin
coln auditorium, received last Friday
night their diplomas of graduation
from the music department of St.
Mary's Academy and College.
Among the musical numbers at the
play presented at Jefferson High School
last Friday night were; "Over the
Waves." (Rosas), Orlena Wollett and
Cecil Dunn; "March of the Gladiators,"
(Lucis), Carol Day and Anna Darrah,
and "Rosy Fingers' (Haines), Ast'rid
Roal and Delia Windsor.
At the Sunnyside Metnodist Episcopal
Church tonight the last of the series of
monthly concerts for the season wll be
rendered by the combined vested and
chorus choirs of this church, under the
direction of Jasper Dean MacFall, choir
master, Mrs. 9. F. Grover, organist, and
Christine Brakel, violinist, with her
assistants. Following a preliminary
programme, the beautiful cantata.
MeHsiaii Victorious," will be rendered.
when the following will take the lead
ing solo parts: Mtb. Marie Fisher, so
prano; Donna Bay Hutchtns, soprano;
Mrs. William H. Fry. contralto; Harry
Whetsel, tenor, and Charles P. Bowker
and Mr. MacFall, baritones.
One of the most interesting and novel
features of the automobile parade Wed
nesday will be the presence of the en
tire vested choir of Sunnyside Methodist
Episcopal Church, composed of some 50
children. Their leader, Jasper Dean
MacFall, and Mrs. Samuel F. Grover,
organist, will accompany them, and as
they pass through the streets they will
sing a number of their Beautiful ;ongs.
Mrs. Xathan Harris has resigned her
position as leader of the German de
partment of the Monday Musical Club
and accepted the general leadership of
the Portland Music Club. The differ
ent departments of the newly-organized
club include music, history, German,
French, Italian, art, composition, drama
and dancing. A prize will be given for
the best musical composition, opera
libretto and drama. An original play
will be given by the members each
year. All members and those wishing
to join this club are requested to meet
at 779 Johnson street tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock.
An Interesting and successful junior
students recital was given Wednesday
night under direction of Carl Denton,
when Ethelyn Moulton, Verna Moulton,
Dorothy Blakely, Agnes Crowther,
George Baker, Marian Perry, Mary Con
fer and M. Spainer rendered a pro
gramme by Krogman, Orth, Gurlltt,
Schmoll. Lack, Meyer-Helmand. Du
rand. Wollenhaupt. Wachts and Grieg,
F. T. Crowther, baritone and Aileen
Webber-Denton, a c c o mp a n I s t, lent
hearty assistance to the occasion.
In aid of the funds of the Salvation
Army Rescue Home, a concert will take
place Thursday night at Chrlstensen's
Hall and will be participated In by
Mrs. Elfrieda Heller Welnstein, so
prano; Miss Myrtle Hanson, contralto;
Miss Ramsden, reader; E. Maldwyn
Evans, baritone; Charles Duncan Raff,
cellist, and R. J. Hutchinson, piano ac
companist. Following is the pro
gramme; "Wledmung" (Popper),
Charles Duncan Raff ;"Beloved It Is
Morn" (Aylward), Miss Myrtle Han
son; prologue from "II Pagliacci" (Le
oncavallo), E. Maldwyn Evans; "Lethe"
(Courtland Palmer). Mrs. Elfrieda Hel
ler Welnstein, with cello obligato by
Mr. Raff;-"The Pudding" (May Isabelle
FIsk). Miss Ramsden; "Meditation,"
from "Thais" (Massenet), Charles Dun
can Raff; "Rose of My Heart" (Lohr),
Miss Myrtle Hanson; "Hungarian Melo
dies." "Had a Horse," "Good Wine"
( Korbay, E. Maldwyn Evans ; song,
selected, Mrs. Welnstei..; reading, Miss
Mrs. Elfrieda Heller Welnstein. so
prano, sang these numbers, with fine
effect, at the home of Mrs. C. H. Cha
pln, Wasco street: "Rosa Resurget"
(Liza Lenmann), "Day Is Gone" (Lang),
"If I Could Steal" and "Croatian Songs"
(Ruzic). R. J. Hutchinson was the
able piano accompanist.
At the Covach-Frederick wedding, St.
Mary's Cathedral, June 25, at the cele
bration of high mass the soloists will
be: Mrs. Elfrieda Heller Welnstein, Mrs.
Sehmeer, John Ross Fargo, Dom J.
Zan and Mrs. Nettle Greer Taylor, with
Frederick W. Goodrich, organist and
Georgia Rich Lydick gave a success
ful piano recital, assisted by Daisy
White St. Clair, contralto, and Flavius
West, violinist, at the Evangelical
Church, St. Johns, last Friday night and
the programme was: "Dancing Stars'
(Ducelle), Vearl Fahey, Merle Chown-
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ing: "Merry Bobolink" (Krogmannl,
Merle Chowning; "Anita." iBrowni,
Vearl Fahey; "Yellow Jonquils" (Jo
haming). Geneva Coppln. Vlctorlne
Robinson; "In a Mountain Hut" (Heins).
Ruth McGregor; "Goldtlschchen"
(Heins). Victorine Robinson; "Polo
naise" (Seybold), Flavius West; "Re
turn of the Regiment" (Vevaux), "Mes
sengers Swallow" (Lrfinge), Jeanette
Bear: "Spring Whispers" (Watson), Iva
Xewby; "Valse Episode" (Kern). "EdeK
welss" (Ung). "Dancing in the
Green" (Bohm), Reba. Catto; "March
Militaire" Engelmane). Delia Vinson.
Georgia Rich I.ydick: "A Reverie"
(Brown). "The Silver Nymphs" (Heins).
Mamie French; "Unida" (Sartorio,
"When the Lights Are Low" (Engle
m a nil). Delia Vinson; Vocal Selection,
Daisy "White St. Clair; "La Prlere D'.un
Vierge" (Badarzenska), "Love's Greet
ing" (Bohm). Geneva Coppln: "Mazur
ka De Concert" (Pessard). Ethel Knopf;
"Grand Galop De Concert" (Blake).
Ethel Knopf, Georgia Rich Lydick.
Miss Christine Olson sang with suc
cess at the commencement exercises of
the High School at Newberg. Her songs
were rendered with brightness and
charm and were enthusiastically re
ceived. She sang "Im Kohne" (Grelg).
"Soft Footed Snow" (Lte). "Song of
Thanksgiving" (Allltsen) and the
Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria,"
Miss Agnes Fles, who will sing at
jsewberg, Or.. Wednesday at the com
mencement exercises of Pacific Univer
sity, will give for her numbers:
".Musica Proibita" (Gastaldon), "The
Birthday" (Cowen) and "Pastorale"
Ralph Errolle. the young Chicago
tenor, has Just signed a contract with
Campanini to sing leading roles with
the Chicago Grand Opera Company.
Mr. Errolle studied with Robert Boice
Carson in Chicago before he went to
sing the leading role in "The Spring
Maid" In Xew York City.
John Ross Fargo has resigned as
solo tenor In the choir of the Temple
Beth Israel and will leave soon for
New Tork City, where he will take
a post-graduate course in singing from
a prominent New York teacher, and
also visit relatives whom he has not
seen for several years. The personnel
of the Temple Beth Israel choir for
1913-14 is: Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer, so
prano and director; Mrs. Delphine
Marx, .contralto: Norman A. Hoose,
tenor; Don J. Zan, baritone, and Edgar
A. Coursen, organist, who will start
choir work for the season September 1.
Miss Julie Claussenlus, who has been
studying voice culture in Chicago for
the past two years, writes to friends
that she will soon be back In Portland.
Miss Claussenlus had the honor of car
rying off the diamond medal for schol
arship in the teachers' department of
the Chicago Musical College, last year.
During the year immediately past, Miss
Claussenius has b;en studying in the
studio of Arthur M. Burton, one of the
most successful in the group of big vo
cal teachers in Chicago. Miss Clausse
nlus has coached In German Lieder, in
French and Italian songs, as well as
English songs by modern composers,
and has specialized in church reper
toire. Her many friends will be glad
to know that they will have an oppor
tunity to hear her in recital, shortly
after her arrival in this city.
Miss Cora Blosser, B. M., gave a
muslcale last Wednesday night in the
Methodist Church of Sellwood. The
church was crowded with appreciative
friends. Mlas Elizabeth Johnson as
sisted by singing a vocal selection, and
Mrs. H. M. Huff gave an interesting
reading. Miss Blosser is a member of
the faculty and executive board of the
Northwestern Normal School of Music.
The chorus choir and Sunday school
of Sunnyside Congregational Church
will unite tonight in rendering a dis
tinctively Rose Festival concert and
this attractive and Inspiring pro
gramme has been prepared by J. H.
Cowen: Organ prelude, "Burlefca and
Melodia" (Dellbes); processional.
'Raise the Song" (Kohlman). children's
chorus; anthem. "All Hail the Power"
(Galbraith), choir; duet by eight
voices, "Carol His Praises" (Gelbel),
Misses Ruth Worden, Florence Cole.
Bernice Pairan. Grace Rose, Myrtle
Huff, Bessie Earsley, Genevieve Kirk
patrlck and Mary Brobst; song, "The
Rose Month" (Gelbel), children's
chorus; selection, "Voices of the
Woods" (Rubenstein), choir: . off ertory.
"Flower Song" (Lange) ; recitation and
sons. Behold the Clouds Are Break
ing" (Adams), Miss Helen Horner and
children's chorus: selection. "Hail
Flower Queen" (Benedict), choir; song.
"Summer Bells Are Ringing" (Gelbel),
children's chorus and choir; sons, "O
Golden Day, O Golden Hours" (Adams),
Mr. and Mrs. Millard's classes; anthem.
"Unfold. Ye Portals" (Gounod), choir;,
recessional, "Singing In the Spring
time" (Kohlman), children's chorus;
organ postlude , "Coronation March,"
J. H. Cowen, director, and William
Lovell Patton. organist.
Special musical programmes are be
ing arranged for today at the Third
Presbyterian Church. This morning:
Prelude. "Triumphal March" (Gull
mant) ; instrumental trio, violin, piano,
organ. Miss Aitor and Misses Ewart;
anthem. "The Woods and Every Sweet
Smelling Tree" (West) ; solo, "Thanks
giving" (Cowen). E. Maldwyn Evans;
postlude, "Postludium in D" (Merkel).
Tonight: Anthem. "What Are These"
(Stainer); "Sun of My Soul" (Tanner);
trio, "Lift Thine Eyes" (Mendelssohn);
mixed quartet, "I Waited for the Lord"
(Mendelssohn); male quartet. "Tarry
With Me" (Greene); and solos by Mrs.
Cleland, Miss S. Edwards, Mr. Abbett,
W. E. Downing and Evans. The organ
ist is Miss Evelyn Ewart and musical
director, E. Maldwyn Evans.
Mrs. Clifford Moore (Mary Macken
zie Cahill) has been giving a. series of
recitals at her home which were large
ly attended. Those who have given
individual recitals are: Violin, Olive
Muckley, Merle Moore, Irene Trlmm
and Verne Preston; piano, Julia Piatt,
Robert Lister, Marian Lawrence, Hen-
ryetta Lawrence. Mrs. Clifford Moore
recently presented in piano recital Miss
Julia Piatt, who rendered a delightful
programme. Miss Piatt shows marked
talent, and Is preparing to go to Europe.
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Ml'SICAL ORGANIZATION THAT WILL. PARTICIPATE IN OUTING AT ESTACADA, JV-VE S3.
To raise money to take the newly-organized mail carriers' and clerks' band to the National Letter Car
riers' Association convention In San Francisco in August, arrangements have br. made for an excursion
and outing at Estacada. Sunday, June 22,. The band and all the postal employes and their friends are
looking forward to one ot the biggest events of the kind this Summer.
The band of 23 pieces was organized last Fall and has been practicing since that time. The first pub
lic appearance of the organization was on Decoration day in he street parade. The band will also take
a prominent place in the Rose Festival parades. 4 " "
At the outing at Estacada the organization will dedicate the new dancing pavilion with music, dancing
and flowers. Arrangements have been made for an elaborate programme in celebration of the affair.
Florence Chamberlain, Helen Houghton,
Alice Schmidt, Doris - Streeter, Ruth
Grombacher, Alice Bowman, Allen Hof
mann. Dorothy MacKenzie, Reba Mack -
lin. Mildred Rice. Clifford Brasfield,
Fred Abegg. Lillian Ward and Lucile
Mrs. Anna Flledner Holcomb pre
sented these students In recital last
Friday night: Duet, "Dotty Dimples
Waltz" -tOrth), Gladys Gardner and
Mrs. Holcc-mb; solo, "Echo and I"
(Orth), Gladys Gardner; solo, "Mise
rere," from "II Trovatoro" (Tonelli),
Elizabeth Huber; duet, "Sunshine Pol
ka" (Wolfhart), Vallere Coffey and
Walter Schade; solo, "In a Mountain
Hut" (Heins), Vallere Coffey; solo.
"Edelwels" ( Johannlng). Walter Schade;
duet, a "Romance" (Krutzer), b "Polish
Dance" fKrlkowrak), Solona Clary and
Alice Thomas; solo, "Spanish Dance"
(Warren), Alice Thomas; solo, "Melody
with Variations" (Beaumont), Solona
Clary; solo, a "Serenata" (Turner), b
"Etude" (for left-hand) (Plrkhert).
Anita Murray; solo, "Butterfly" (Grieg).
Hazel Barbey; solo, a "WaTtz Op. 70
No. 1" (Chopin), b "Mazurka No. 2"
(Godard), Elsie Mergens; duo, "iSTarch"
(Splndler), Hazel Barbey and Anita
Murray; solo, "Rondo Caprlccloso"
(Mendelssohn), Alma Grunlg; solo,
"Polonaise Op. 40" (Chopin), Mary
Blossom; quartet, "Mlnuett" (Bocheri
ni), Elsie Mergens, Mildred Green, Ha
zel Barbey and Anita Murray; solo,
"Polonaise Op. S3" (Choprn). Esther
Zimmerman; solos, a "Spinning Sons"
(Mendelssohn), b "Rapsodle No. 6"
(Lizt), Gladys Morgan.
Louis Amacher, basso, was soloist for
the Swiss Singing Society concert last
night, and will be presented in recital
by Robert Boice Carson, early in' the
With the announcement of the or
ganization of the National Opera Com
pany of. Canada and the acceptance by
Max Rabinoff of the director-general
ship, comes information indicating that
from next season Canada is to be an
important factor In grand opera.
This past week has been eventful for
St. Helen's Hall students and facultj
as to musical a IT airs, three recitals
having taken place in the school gym
nasium on Kord street. The first oc
curred last Tuesday, -when an enter
taining program was successfully pre
sented by several of the younger
pupils of the music department. Last
Wednesday night Miss Dorothy Ved
der, a former graduate of the depart
ment who is at present a pupil-teacher
on the faculty, gave a charming pro
gramme which showed marked talents.
both in Interpretation and execution.
Mian Vedder was assisted by Miss Mil
dred Wilson, soprano, who has a sreet
voice, with good range and remark
ably clear tone. The programme:
Piano, "Tempo Di Minuetto," op. 29
(Zanella), "Sonato in C Major" (Scar
latti), Miss Vedder; Songs, old Italian,
"Se tu ma'ami, se sosplri" (Pergolesl),
"O del mlo dolce ardor' fGluck), Mlstf
Wilson; piano, "Nocturne" (Greig).
"Danse Andalouse" (MacDowell), "En
Automne" (Moszkowski), Miss Vedder;
songs, "Slave Song" (del Riego). "Love
Ts a Bubble" (Allitsen), Miss Wilson;
Piano, "Two Preludes' and "Nocturne
in E Fat Major, op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin),
"LIbestraume in A Flat Major" (Liszt).
Miss Vedder; songs, "Lullaby" and
"The Four Leaf Clover" (Dorothy Ved
der). Miss Wilson; piano. "Concerto in
C Minor first movement" (Beethoren ).
Miss Vedder. and orchestra parts
played by Miss Bridgham. on second
pianoforte. The songs written by Miss
Vedder were dilghtful, and showed
strong ability in composition. Tha
other recital was the commencement
concert, which took place Thursday
night. TTrfe programme showed careful
training and earnest study. Those
taking pp rt were: Miss Lorraine Bean.
Miss Dorothy Cannon, Miss Dorothy
Vedder, Miss Marion Van Horn, Miss
Evelyn Farrar. Miss Ruby Steiwer,
Miss Cora Williamson, Misses Wilson
and Williamson, Miss Anna Barker,
Miss Mildred Wilson. The work of the
chorus in singing "Spinning Song,
from "Flying Dutchman" (Wagner),
was admirable, and was under direc
tion of Mies Edith Clarke Patterson.
The accompanists were Miss Patterson
and Miss Bridgham.
Mrs. Ella connell Jesse gave a piano
students' recital, assisted by Miss Jean.
Imogen MacQueen, reader, yesterday,
at 1210 East Everett street, and the
occasion was a pleasant musical and
social success. All the students played
with skill, and the programme was:
"Valse" (Pleczonka), Josephine Dau
toff; "Birds in the Woods" (Hollaend
er), "Happy Farmer" (Schumann),
Henry Heerdt; "Hide and Seek" (Ellen
berg), "Doll's Dream" (Osten). Dorothy
Rice; "The Little Elf Man" (John Ken
drick Bangs), Jean Imogen MacQueen:
"O'er the Meadow" (Llchner), Joylej
Dahl; "Melody in F" (Rubinstein). Min
nette Shub; "Fluttering Leaves" (Kol 1
ing). Dorothy Rice; "Dancing Doll'
(Podlini), Lillle Hasenmayer; Duet
"Spanish Dances Nos. 1 and 2" (Mos
kowski), Selma Hoffman and Triua,
Heerdt; "Spinning Song" (Mendelssohn),
"Norwegian Bridal Procession" (Grieg),
Louise Ingman; "Morceau" (Helndl),
Jannette Schlosberg; "Rustle of Spring"
(Sinding). Trina Heert; "A Child's
Thought" (Elizabeth Barrett Brown
ing), Jean Imogen Macqueen; "Polo
naise" (Chopin), Louise Ingman; "Hun.
garian Dance No. "' (Brahms), "Chro
matic Waltz" (Godard). Mrs. T. Walter
Gillard; "Polka de la Reine" (Raff).
A junior class recital was given by
the Von Jessen Pianoforte School, yes
terday, and the students numbers were:
"Sonatine" (Clementi), Miss Ida Dureg;
"Feehnreigen" (Reissiger), Miss Julia
Clymer; "Evening Song'' fDucelle). Miss
Mildred Keltle; "Fhilopena" (Lange,
Miss Marsaretta Phillips; "Minuet"
(Beethoven), Miss Hazel Archer; "On a
Journey" (Franz). Miss Mildred Minton;
"The Cavalry Charge" (Webb), Miss
Mildred Keltle; "Evening Greeting""
(Heinz), Miss Margaretta Phillips;
"L" Avalanche" (Heller), Miss Hazel
Archer; "Valse' (Durand), Miss Ida
Dureg; "Chant d' Amour' (Missler). Miss
m m m
"Is your daughter musical?" "Well,"
replied Mr. Cumrox, "she neems so in
conversation, but when she sings opin
ions differ." Washington, D. C, Star.
Mr. Ferguson That's the new girl
singing in the kitchen, is it? She's a
Mrs." Ferguson Ves, except that she
can't cook. New York Mail.
The life of a steel rail on the main 'ine
under ordinary circumstances is 12 years.
ST. HELENS GRADUATES FIRST HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
Miss Catherine Covach. at present
soprano soloist end choir director of
St. James' Kngllsh Lutheran Church,
has been appointed, dating from Sep
tember 1, soprano soloist and choir di
rector of St. Mary's Catholic Church,
Miss Rose Friedle, contralto of' St.
Mary's Cathedral choir, spent last Sirn
day at Salem and sang ai St. Joseph's
Church. Miss Friedle will be presented
In public recital early In the Fall by
Mrs. Rose Coursen Reed.
Miss Minnie Meyer gave two well
rendered solos at the Luther League
meeting last Wednesday night "The
Message" (Caverly) and "To You" (Met
Mrs. Eugenie M. Brown gave an en
joyable students' recital in the new
Zirnglebel building, Sellwood. One of
the more interesting features of the
programme was a trio, played by three
little maids from Milwaukie, "Le Co
quette." for the left-hand, rendered by
Miss Bernice Krause, was well played.
Mrs. Brown was assisted by Mr. and
Mrs. EHgenie M. Brown.
A students' recital was given last
Friday night under the direction of
Mrs. James L. Schultz at her residence
in Irvlngton and those taking part
were: Frances Fisher, Elizabeth "Wig
gins, Mildred Dtahman, Ruth Dishman,
ANNA QVICK, SARAH HI RNS AJfD BERTIE .VE1LL.
ST. HELENS. Or., June 7. (Special.) For the first time in lt
history St. Helens, although it is one of the oldest towns in Oregon,
graduated a class from the high school.
The three young women who were presented diplomas spoke on
modern educational ideals that are now being advanced by the lead
ing educators. Miss Bertie Neill told of the plans for making high
school fit the needs f the pupils; Miss Anna Quick discussed the
value of domestic science in the schools, and Miss Sarah Burns dis
cussed the practical value of social life in high schools, and spoke of
the social center system.
The diplomas were presented by Calvin C. Thomason. Musical num
bers were rendered by Miss Bertha Dart, Miss Susie Ketel and the