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TTIE SUNDAY OREGONTAN. - fORTIiAXD. APRIIi 19, 1914.
Y. HL C. A. SURVEY
NOW BEING IDE
H. W. Stone, Portland, Heads
Committee That Will Make
Report on Efficiency.
CHARACTER BUILDING AIM
Standardization Is Proposed, for
Vast Organization Which Spends
$14,000,000 Annually "Without
Hope of Financial Profit.
An organization that has an annual
budget of more than $14,000,000 and
yet does not make- a cent of profit
that is the Toung Men's Christian As
stciation of North America. Not to
see how much each dollar will earn,
but how much it will do. Is the prob
lem of the T. M. C. A., and as the size
of the budget indicates, it is not a
While the T. M. C. A. for years has
been endeavoring, with remarkable
success, to maintain effective business
methods, the most important single
step in this direction is now being
taken. It consists of a thorough and
complete financial survey, being made
tSy a committee headed by H. W. Stone,
general secretary of the Portland as
sociation, and including A. S. Allen,
general secretary at Seattle, and D. E.
Luther, who holds a similar position
in Los Angeles. This committee was
named at the last annual conference of
the employed officers and is putting in
a solid year of hard work that it may
be able to report its findings to the
eame body, which will meet again in
Deficit Faced Each Tear,
The Y. M. C. A. is not generally
looked upon as a business institution,
nor is it in the sense that it is oper
. ated for gain, but efficient business
management is essential to its success
ful maintenance. No Y.. M. C. A. ex
pects to be self-supporting, unless it
has an endowment fund, and an asso
ciation that annually shows a consid
erable financial deficit may be regard
ed as one of the most successful in the
real work done. Nevertheless the as
sociations all over the country are con
stantly aiming to keep their expendi
tures within bounds and to spend their
money where it will do the most good.
Mr. Stone and his associates are go
ing into every phase of association
finance. They are considering the
source of its revenues fees and sub
scriptions endeavoring to ascertain
how much, proportionately, the differ
ent departments should bring into the
maintenance fund. They are also con
sidering in detail the operations of
e.ach department to find out where
economics can be instituted or greater
results gained for the same expendi
ture. Building supervision is one of
the most important problems to be met.
The Y. M. C. A. building is said to be
one of the most intricate types of
architecture in the world, containing
as it does schools, dormitories, commit
tee and lecture-rooms, gymnasiums, i
swimming pool and mai.y other fea
tures in addition to complete quarters
for the boys' work. Every activity
means a separate problem of business
Reports Are Analysed.
In order to reach its conclusions the
present committee is digging deep into
the affairs of every large Y. M. C. A.
in America. Hundreds of intricate
financial reports have been received
and the entire mass of information
cross-sectioned and compared. Mr. Al
len has passed a large part of the past
week in Portland, going over with Mr.
Stone the findings, which have been
condensed into a dummy of 100 pages.
This will be reduced still further be
fore it Is presented to the conference
In addition to the reports collected,
the committee members have made a
personal study of methods followed in
various associations. They have also
read hundreds of books on business
efficiency. It is expected that their
report will become a standard textbook
for employed officers of the Y. M. C.
A. in all parts of the world.
"For a number of years after the
T. M. C. A. was founded, its activities
were confined almost exclusively to
the holding of religious meetings."
said Mr. Stone. "Gradually it took up
its larger duties of providing for every
need of young men physical, mental
and spiritual. 'Thp, Simplex organiza
tion that we know today has brought
with it pressing questions of business
administration, and these we are try
ing to answer.
Expansion Increases Cost.
"Within the past 10 years the expan
sion of the Y. M. C. A. has been mar
velous. The association has felt all
the impetus business has felt, but it has
not enjoyed a corresponding increase in
revenue, for it has had to keep its
fees where they are within the reach of
all. Othrwise it would not accomplish
the work that it does accomplish. Our
committee is considering how the Y. M.
C. A. may best meet the demands that
are put upon it."
Among other things the committee
will recommend that a Y. M. C A. ef
ficiency expert be employed. Such a
man. however, will have to be par
ticularly fitted for the position, be
cause the product of the Y. M. C. A. is
character and not dollars.
TRADE REPORTS POPULAR
12 Y. M. C. A. YOUTHS
FORM DRAWING CLASS
Montague F. Modder, Resident of Ceylon, Studying Association "Work
for Foreign Field, Is Instructor and Finds Promise in Results.
r Iaily Consular News Big Aid to
Much sought after by manufacturers
or di8tributtors who have, or hope to
hare, an export trade is "the daily
consular and trade reports, a daily
summary of business news from for
eign countries mostly supplied by the
United States Consuls in all part of the
world." This publication is now with
drawn from free distribution and is to
be sent only to subscribers and libra
ries Much unexpected and valuable
information on for.Mirn markets, tradn
facilities and favored commodities is
avauaDie throuph. these documents
now on file in the reference room of
the Public Library.
Miss Gertrude Talbot will give an
Illustrated lecture on "Plays, Toys and
Amusements for Children" tomorrow
evening at 8 o'clock in library halL
Miss Talbot is a student of the Montes
sori method and has had much experi
ence in the education of children.
Professor Coleman will give his last
lecture in the course on Browning on
Tuesday evening i library hall. His
V JLr'tV b? :'Po""s of Religion;
fhe" Desert"0 f Death in
"The Relation of Morality to Reli
gion" will be the subject of Professor
Kwer's lecture in room B of the clnT
tral Library on Thursday evening at 8
.o'clock. This is the last llctur" Tn hi-
; course on everyday ethical problems.
DRAWINGS that have been praised
for their originality and execu
tion have been made by members
of a boys class in art at the Portland
Young Men's Christian Association. The
drawings are by older boys In the
Junior department, whose ages range
from 16 to 19 years.
The class was organized last Fall and
has met twice weekly. Most of the 12
members of the class had received no
previous instruction. They are all
boys who are employed and take the
opportunity of night study to develop
their artistic ability, most of them
with the intention of becoming eventu
ally professional illustrators or car
toonists. Montague V. Modder. instructor of the
class, is a resident of Colombo, Ceylon,
who is in Portland training at the Y.
M. C. A. for professional association
work. He has an established reputa
tion as a cartoonist in the Orient. He
will engage in foreign Y; M. C. A. work,
probably In his home city.
"Some of the boys have shown re
markable talent," said Mr. Modder. "I
allow them to develop it along their
own lines rather than trying to get
them to adopt the style of the instruct
or. The boys also work out their own
ideas in their sketches, being encour
aged to watch for people or scenes
that appeal to the artist."
The class will close its work in July.
It is probable that another class will
be formed-by Mr. Modder next Fall.
PARK CLUB ENTERTAINS
More Than 100 Attend First. Affair
Given by Organization.
Considerable more than 100 resi
dents .f the Irvington Park district
were present at the rooms of the
Irvington Park Club Friday evening
at the Uret entertainment produced by
the organization. The Irvington Park
Club orchestra, composed of Messrs.
O'Neill, Heft, Cummings and Bushnell,
1 Drawing, Inspired by Recent Swat.
the-Kly Campaign. 3 "Hosting Biff
Game." 3 A. "Type.
made its initial bow. Mr. Butler gave
a humorous reading, E. K. Buster en
tertained with some anecdotes of his
boyhood experiences in Nebraska and
Mrs. ISdlth Connaway gave a repro
duction of the straw man dance from
the "Wizard of Oz." Mrs. Adams gave
several readings and Mrs. Lou Heft
sang. E. E. O'Neill was the accompanist.
Plans for Pourth Being Made.
Arrangements for a Fourth of July
celebration were started at a meeting
of the Tremont Volunteer Fire Depart
ment Friday night. The celebration
will be held in the park at Tremont.
H. Howe was elected assistant foreman
of the fire department.
F. S. MOR
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The- above noted residence of F. S. "Morris, 190 King street,
will be sold at public auction, Monday, April 20, 1914, at 10:30
o'clock A.M. 1
Contents of the house will also be sold at auction at 1 :30 o 'clock
P.M. the same day. , See Auction Advertisements elsewhere for
This fine property is very favorably located in the exclusive
King's Hill residence district and offers one of the most substan
tial, comfortable, well-appointed homes in the City of Portland.
The lot has a frontage of 75 feet on King street with a depth
of 120 feet. A well-set lawn, choice roses and other shrubbery
complete the surroundings. " "
.This property will be sold on very attractive terms, either for cash
Anyone interested in the property can arrange for personal inspectio
The house is well arranged, containing receptiou hall and parlor,
living-room, dining-room, kitchen, pantry, etc., on the main floor;
four excellent bedrooms and two baths on the second floor; three
servants' rooms and trunkroom on the third floor; front and back
stairways; closets throughout the house; full cement basement
. (servants' bath) with hot-air furnace.
. At the rear of the house, running the full length, is a fine cov
ered porch having a commanding view of the city and mountains
in clear weather.
At the back of the lot, connecting with King street by cement
runway, is a new fireproof double garage, containing turntable and
all necessary conveniences.
or deferred payments to suit requirements of responsible purchaser,
n of the house and can secure detailed information by applying to
201 Railway Exchange Building
Phone Main 3409 N
OAKS HAS THEATER
Giant Auditorium Almost
Ready for Crowds.
NEW FEATURES " SIGNED
Manager Arranges to Defy Weather
and House Throngs In IVelK-Pro-tected
O pen-Air House Now
' Finishing details on the new open-,
air audltorium at the Oaks Amusement
Park, which will permit between 6000
and 7000 persons to see every perform
ance as secure from the weather as
if they were seated in a. downtown
theater, will be completed this week.
and the crews of workmen will be
turned over to other sections of the
big park being overhauled before the
Seven thousand dollars has been
spent on the auditorium, which has
been lowered to ground level and the
sides removed. The stage and pros
cenium arch and stage boxes remain,
with the large balcony. By this means
the finest theatrical performance can
be given complete.
With the weather defied. Manager
Cordray announced yesterday that he
was closing arrangements for a big
NEW AUDITORIUM AT THE OAKS AMUSEMENT PARK THAT WILL SEAT BETWEEN 6000 AND
x."a vpf x
URAVI6 BY 1RBU A. RU I TLKDl.IO, SHOWING HOW EMTERTA1KHGXTS AVILl. 3K GIVEX I THE
OPESf AIR, MKT SHELTERED FROM '1'HE WEATHER.
Eastern band, a musical comedy com
pany, vaudeville entertainment and motion-pictures.
Each of these will ap
pear every afternoon and evening in
the auditorium free of charge. There
will be no postponements, however bad
the weather, and all performances will
be given under shelter.
Around every old oak tree in the
Oaks there will be a rustic bench and
hanging' from the branches Chinese
lanterns, illuminated at night, giving
the park more of a fairyland appear
ance than ever.
Constructed of the timber cut away
by the foresters who have been doing
surgical work on the trees, novel flow
er stands have been built and these'
will be topped with some of the finest
varieties grown at the Oaks.
Hundreds of gallons of white paint
will be used in giving final touches to
the park before the gates are thrown
open for the season.
A corps of 20 gardeners has worked
all Winter under the eye of Superin
tendent Bollinger and there Is no ques
tion but that the grounds never were
:o lovely as they are at present. Early
In May thousands of new cuttings will
be set out so that early in June the
Oaks will be looking its best. More
than SO rose bushes are blooming there
Michigan Society to Have Float.
The Michigan Society, at a meeting
at the Masonic Temple last Monday.
When Down Town
on business and in need of
something electrical, do not
forget that we are in the
center of the - shopping dis
trict, only one block from
6th and Washington streets.
M. J. Walsh Co.
311 Stark, Near 6th
Mazda Tungsten Lamps and
Electrical Appliances of all
kinds. We also do all kinds
' of electrical work.
PHONE YOUR WANTS
decided that it would be represented picuic at Bonneville June 27. All Mich
in the Rose Kestival fraternal parade I igan societies in Oregon will be in
with one or more flower-decked auto- I vtted to participate. An excursion to
mobiles. It was also decided to hold a 1 Yellowstone Park was also discussed.
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EAT MORE BREAD
Fat toss meat and other heavy fooda.
You will fenl better and will keep down
your coat of living-. TJ. 6. BAKERT.
Festival Queen Candidates
And Their Friends
Meier & Frank Go,
Will Give Rose Festival Tour De Luxe Ballots
With Purchases in
10 Votes "With Every Purchase amounting to 25c or More
20 Votes "With Every Purchase Amounting to 50c or More
35 Votes With Every Purchase Amounting to 75c or More
50 Votes With Every Purchase Amounting to .$1 or More
Ballots Given Only in "Temporary Annex." Sec Back
Page Section. 1 of This Paper.
"THERE IS THE HUB OF TRANSPORTATION THE FUTURE
COMMERCIAL METROPOLIS OF CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA"
WILLOW RIVKR is entrance to famous Peace River farm lands.
WILLOW RIVKR. controls lumber industries of North Kraser and Willow rlvf.
WILLOW KIVEK is outlet of world's famous Cariboo gold fields.
WILLOW RIVKR has 8000 acres coal with seams 28 feet deep.
WILLOW RIVKR has 800 miles navigable waters in three directions
WILLOW RIVER has 9.000.000.000 feet of. timber adjacent to it.
WILLOW RIVKR is at the confluence of three rivers with 1U miles waterfront
age. Boats stop daily; C railroads chartered or building. On main line T I
and P.G.E. Fast making; a city of mills, mines, transportation and bis pa -. ".s."
SO. 000 acres being opened for homesteads in June. '
6000 men now working- on construction of Pacific Great Eastern.
For Map air Literature. Call Oa or Write
PACIFIC H.M) Jt TOWASITES CO.LIi.
313 Klraanla fctreet. Vancouver, B. C
V. PACK HARRIS
518 Meary Bid-., l'ertlaad.