The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 31, 1914, Section One, Page 12, Image 12

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JIAT 31. 1914.
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L. Wilbur Messer, of Chicago
Association, Pays Compli
ment to Portland.
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iWork on Pacific Coast Declared to
Be in Lead and Influence Said to'
i. Be Exerted "ot Only in East
but in Foreign Lands.
It is time for Portland to enlarge its
central Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation and to establish branches
throughout the city.
That is the message that L. Wilbur
Messer, general secretary of the Chi
cago Y. M. C. A., has been presenting
to leading business men in Portland
tor the last week. To back it up he
lias shown what is being done in Chi
cago and other cities and has pointed
out that the time is ripe for consider
ation of an expansion programme in
Portland, to be worked out as soon as
"The Portland Y. M. C. A. holds an
enviable position of leadership among
the associations of the country," said
Mr. Messer, "but the time has come
when a larger building and adequate
endowment are needed. New associa
tions are also desirable in different sec
tions of the city. What Is good for the
E000 members of the central association
would be good for a far larger num
ber of men in different parts of Port
land." Chicago Give as Asked.
Mr. Messer is one of the greatest Y.
M. C. A. secretaries in the world, some
Bay the greatest. Chicago business men
!have subscribed $2,500,000 for the work
headed by him within the past few
years. There are now 12 Y. M. C. A.
buildings and 28 separate branches, in
cluding the college associations. Just
before Mr. Messer left on his world
tour that he is now concluding, it was
decided to ask the people of Chicago
for 30 new buildings, to be erected
within the next ten years.
"And we shall get them, too," added
Mr. Messer in a matter of fact way.
"The people of Chicago have the ut
most confidence in the Y. M. C. A. and
will meet any requirements that the
organization has."
During more than a week in Portland
Mr. Messer spoke on an average of
three times a day, meeting groups of
men of various callings. At one meet
ing he spoke to a group of Portland's
foremost financiers, called together by
W. M. Ladd, president of the Y. M. C. A.,
and they were greatly impressed by his
showing of what the Y. M. C. A. is ac
complishing and the readiness with
which many millions of dollars are
being turned over for its use.
Portland Secretary Trained.
"Portland should Indeed be proud of
its Y. M. C. A.," declare'd the Chicago
secretary. "Although located at the
extreme western edge of the country.
It holds a position of influence among j
the associations that is nowhere sur
passed. Mr. Stone, the general secre
tary, is recognized everywhere as a
leader. When our international con
ventions are held he is always present
with new ideas that have been tested in
Portland and found valuable. In no
small degree Eastern associations look
upon the Portland organization for
"Probably the greatest accomplish
ment within the Y. M. C. A. was the
adoption of the initiative and referen
dum, as applied to Y. M. C. A. control,
which was passed at the international
convention after being presented by
Mr. Stone. It was a surprise in many
parts of the country that this legisla
tion should be adopted, as the Y. M. C.
A. has always been strongly central
ized in an international committee, but
the measure has proved deservedly
popular. I have gone over the report
on Y. M. C. A. financial management
which Mr. Stone, with the secretaries
of the Los Angeles and Seattle asso
ciations, is to present at our forthcom
ing employed officers' conference and
am confident that it will have far
reaching effects.
Portland Influence Kelt Abroad.'
"I want also to say that the influ
ence of the Portland Y. M. C. A. is
being felt abroad, as wae impressed
upon me while in the Orient. Physical
Director Brown, of the Manila Y. M. C.
A., formerly of Portland, has done more
to introduce modern athletics in the
Orient than any other man. It Is re
markable the hold he has got on for
eign young men through baseball,
track athletics and other games. Merle
Davis, formerly religious work director
in Portland and now supported by the
Portland Association, is senior Y. M. C.
A. secretary in Tokio and one of the
f-ommanding figures In the Y. M. C. A.
in the Far East. J. C. Clark, who went
to Shanghai from the Portland Asso
ciation a few years ago, is also' doing
a splendid work.
"In view of what the Portland Y. M.
C. A. is accomplishing, the people of
the city should take pride in meeting
its every need. It is the'vision of the
future, as related to the association,
that I have been trying to put before
your citizens, and I have been greatly
pleased by the spirit of co-operation
that 'has been shown."
Portland's Praieien SanK.
Mr. Messer says that Portland is his
ideal residence city. With It he groups
Portland. Me., and Denver as the cities
that appeal to him from the home
"Western hospitality may be a trite
term, but Mrs. Meser and I have found
it abundantly justified." he said. "Port
land people have a way of making the
visitor welcome that I wish might be
emulated by the cities of the East."
Mr. and Mrs. Messer, who have been
Ftaying at the Benson Hotel, left yes
terday for Chicago, where Mr. Messer
will resume his work. The present
trip, which was taken at the invita
tion of the directors of the Chicago Y.
M. C. A.. Is his first vacation in nearly
SO years.
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Fred I. Weber Heads Chapter
of American Institute.
Organization Formed to . Train and
Ievelop Employes Is KecogTiized
as Benefit by Old Bankers
as Well as Members.
Members of the Portland chapter of
tha American Institute of Bankers re
cently elected officers for the year and
outlined, plaifs for another season of
active work.
Fred I. Weber, of the Hibernia Sav
ing's Bank, was elected president; R. M.
Dobie, of the Security Savings & Trust
Company, vice-president; L. A. Cable,
of the Bank of California, secretary,
and E. R. Morris, of the First National
Bank, treasurer.
The org-anization is active in the in
terests of the minor officials and bank
clerks and is a social as well as an
educational advantage to its members.
Object Is Educational.
About 13 years 'ago- certain promi
nent members of the American Bank
ers Association realized that the bank
men of this country were not receiving-
the training essential to the de
velopment of good, efficient bankers,
and it was then that the American In
stitute of Banking was organized, sole
ly for the purpose of training and edu
cating the struggling bank clerk as to
the laws of banking and the proper
methods of carrying on this most im
portant branch of the commercial
Their achievements have been great
and today chapters of the institute are
located in all the large cities, with a
total membership of more than 15.000
men. It is with this organization that
the Portland chapter, which was or
ganized In October. 1908. is affiliated
and is carrying on the work as directed
by the educational department of the
Ten Obtain Certificates.
During the past year examinations
were held by the local chapter and 10
of its members received certificates,
and as many more completed a one-
year course of the work. Lectures are
held weekly and from the attendance
and enthusiasm displayed the old
bankers of this city, as well as the
members of the Portland chapter, real
ize the benefits to be derived from
such an oragnizatlon.
The Portland Clearing-House Asso
ciation at all times has given the local
chapter financial as well as moral sup
port and prominent citizens and speak
ers have been enlisted to aid the offi
cers of "the chapter in raising the
standard and efficiency of the bank
clerks of Portland so that they will not
only be better clerks, but better citi
citizens of the community and of the
Miiss C. Elwert Seeks to Prevent
Payment of $40,000 tor Ixt.
An injunction suit to restrain the
members of the rock Commission from
paying 40,000 to William Reid for a
strip of property at the foot of East
Washington street to be used for pub
lic dock purposes has been filed by
Miss Carrie Elwert, who charges that
Mr. Reld has no title to the property.
The Elwert suit, which is brought
by Attorneys George S. Shepherd and
W. W. McCredie, is based on a court
decision, which it is alleged holds that
the title to the property is still in the
possession of Miss Elwert, who says
she deeded an adjoining lot to Mr.
Reid, but not lot 4, the one involved in
the suit.
When adjoining property was pur
chased by the Dock Commission for
Public Dock No. 2, $43,000 was held
out pending settlement of the. title to
lot No. 4.
Reception Is Planned.
Members of the Oregon department
of the Grand Army and the Women's
Relief Corps will be guests of honor
at the annual reception to be given
Friday by Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Sederance
at their country home. Pine Ridge, out
from Vancouver. Wash. A fife and
drin corps will be present and a liter
ary and musical programme has been
arranged. A large party of Portland
visitors expect to leave at 10 o'clock
on the Vancouver ferry for Pine Ridge
for the day.
Alleged Card Experts Out on Bond.
J. A. Vaughn and Fred Goodwin, al
leged card sharpers, who were arrested
by Detectives Hellyer and Tackaberry
Friday night, were released yesterday
on ?50 bail -each. In their room at a
downtown hotel were found- many
packs of cards, a card press and other
things which led the detectives to be
lieve the men were pasteboard experts.
A pomp that will
make any woman
proud of her feet.
All leathers.
A big value product
of which we are
proud. In patent and
dull calf.
Solicited From
PATRONS of the Baker stores in Portland
will be interested to know that another
store has been added to the great chain
of Baker stores on the Coast this time in Los
Fifteen years ago there was but ONE Baker store to
day there are ELEVEN three in Portland, three in San
Francisco and five in Los Angeles.
No other shoe concern in the United States can show
anywhere near the same ratio of increase in business in the
same period.
The reasons for this unprecedented growth are known
to every Baker patron they are, SUPERIOR MERCHAN
If you are as yet unacquainted with Baker shoes and
Baker business methods, we cordially invite you to join the
large and ever increasing throngs of satisfied Baker patrons.
Agent for
Shoes Best
in the World
for Men
Largest Retailer of Shoes West of Chicago
380 Washington Street, Cor. West Park
270 Washington Street
270 Morrison Street
Warm Weather Expected to
Increase Throngs There.
Opening Bill to Be Held Through
Week Except for Changes in
Musical and Comedy Pro
grammes ot Park.
With every, indication of warm
weather for today, the programme at
the Oaks Amusement Park is one
likely to draw out large numbers who
have so far been unable to see the
many improvements and changes at
the big river resort.
It has been decided to keep the big
opening bi;i intact for this week, with
the exception that McElroy and his
band will change their programmes
every afternoon and night and the
Rich Musical Comedy Company will
present a new musical play, "The Love
' The amphitheater has more than
proved successful for the performances,
all of which are given free under its
o nn thA coldest days last week.
Ldesp'ite the open sides, the building was
warm. The Dig stage, wnn me vari
ous electrical effects, has made it pos
sible to stage more ambitious per
formances at the Oaks.
The free stoves for the use of vis-
Kverts to Road at White Temple
Today tndor Y. W. C. A. Auspices.
Miss Katherine Everts, noted lectur
er and Bible reader, who has juat
closed a. series of lectures in this city
for the educational society, has con
Hented to Kive her Bible readings at
4:30 P. M. today in the White Temple.
Those who have heard Miss Everts in
Iter vocal interpretations of the scrip
ture say that no one who is interested
In Bible study should miss the service
this afternoon. Miss Everts has made
a special study of this art.
This service given under the aus
pices of Y. W. C A. will take the place
of the Sunday vesper service usually
Teld in the association auditorium.
Vocal numbers will be given by A. H.
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itors were finally completed yesterday,
and, with the various cooking utensils,
will be used for the first time today.
In addition to the band concerts and
the Musical Comedy Company, the
Oaks offers this week the Hawaiian
Troubadours, moving pictures and Mon
tana Bill Pruitt, the cowboy singer and
personal friend of Iouls W. Hill. Per
formances begin every night at 8 P. M.
and every afternoon at 2:30.
Four musical organizations appear
nightly at the Oaks McElroy's band,
the American orchestra of 15 pieces,
Prasps orchestra for dancing and the
Oaks skating rink orchestra.
Dancing has begun at the Oaks dan
cing pavilion under the strictest su
pervision, and it is believed that this
will meet what many people have felt
to be a real need in Portland a public
dancehall properly conducted.
Organization IVovr Haa 79 Children for
Those Wishing; to Adopt One,
Krom AYhlrh to Draw.
The Boys' and Girls' Aid Society is
receiving a number of children from
different counties to be placed In fam
ily homes. Among the latest received
was a family of five from Wallowa
County. They were brought' here by
Edgar Marvin, the Sheriff of Wallowa
County, May 27. The family consists of
Everett Cole. 15; Irene Cole, 12; Stewart
Cole, 10; Telishie Cole, 9.- and Helen
Cole. 7. These children were commit
ted as dependents, their father being a
drinking man and their mother unfit
to care for them. Ruth Croffoot, aged
14, was committed from Jackson Coun
ty on Friday last, her mother and
father being dead.
The society has under its care at
the receiving home at this time 79
children, consisting of 34 boys and 45
girls. Among this number can be found
children of nearly all ages from 3 to
14 for legal adoption, or to be placed
in family homes for their board, cloth
ing and schooling. Persons wishing to
take such children should apply In per
son, or by letter, to the receiving home,
corner East Twenty-ninth and Irving
streets, on the line of the Montavilla
cars, or by phone to the superintendent,
B-1404 or East 5.
Passage of Home Knle Bill May Be
Observed With Parade.
J. J. Kenny, president of the Irish
American Fellowship Club and general
chairman of the Home Rule celebra
tion, has Issued a call to all members
of the various committees to be present
today at 2 P. M. in the Alieky build
ing. The object of this meeting is to plan
and arrange for a celebration in honor
of Ireland's long-waited victory. A
large parade is proposed, which will
be composed principally of the differ
ent Irish societies, as well as those
friendly to the Irish cause.
The following committees are in
Publicity D. W. Lane. A. B. Cain
and W. P. Lillls.
Invitations, printing and programme
T. R. Maguigan. J. J. Beckman. J. R.
Magulre, M. J DriscolL E. H. Deery,
Frank J. Riley. G. R. McCoy, D. J. Mur
nane, I W. O'Rourke, T. J. Murphy, J.
F.. Riley and Paulinus McDonald.
Speakers and resolutions Ir. Ira
Beeman. Dr. J. C. Hayes, Dr. T. Fox,
T. J. Ryan, D. J. Curran, Ed Ryan,
Thomas Mannix, M. J. Walsh, M. J.
Malley. Dan Powers and P- E. Sullivan,
Oregon Electrical Contractors
Meet Here June 8-9.
Many Papers to Be Read and Dis
cussed, Povrcr Plants Visited and
Social Diversions Are Planned.
Women Will Attend.
"Do It Elctrically." is the slogan of
the Oregon Electrical Contractors' As
sociation, which will hold its second
annual convention in Portland June 8-9.
The opening session will be held in
the Pittock block. West Park and
Washington streets, at 9:30 A. M. Mon
day, June 8, with an address of wel
come, delivered by Dr. James Withy
combe, Republican nominee for Gov
ernor. The response will be made by R. G.
Littler, president of the association,
following which these papers--will be
"The Electrical Contractors' Associa
tion." Ernest Freeman, president Na
tional Electrical Contractors" Associa
tion: "The Electrical Jobbers," Ross
Hartley, manager Pacific States Elec
tric Company: "The Society for Elec
trical Development," J. M. Wakeman,
manager for the society; "Fire Causes
and Prevention," with stereoptlcon
views, E. M. Underwood. treasurer.
Failing, McCalman Company.
In the early part of the afternoon
the business meeting will be held, pre
ceding a trolley ride to Council Crest
and a boat ride on the river In the
Tuesday morning the convention will
go in a body to visit the power plants
of the Northwestern Electric Company
and the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company. Automobiles will
carry them to the ball game in. the
The crowning- event of the conven
tion will be the informal banquet and
entertainment at the Portland Hotel
Tuesday at 8:30 P. M. J. W. Werlein
will serve as toastmaster. and informal
talks will be made by W. E. Coman,
vice-president and general manager of
the Northwestern Electric Company,
and by Franklin T. Griffith, president
of the Portland Railway. Light &
Power Company. An attendance of 200
is expected.
Tlectrical men from -all parts of the
state will attend the convention. Wo
men also will attend- all of the events
on the programme. '
Mrs. Jesse Ii. Sherlock Lo!-es Car on
Xig-ht of Queen Thelma Parade.
During the parade to bid adieu to
Queen Thelma, last Friday night, a
daring theft of an automobile took
place and up to a late hour last night
the car had not been recovered or the
thief caught.
Mrs. Jesse L. Sherlock, of 1252 East
Yamhill street, had driven "downtown
to attend the parade, and at 7:45 P. M.
stopped outside the Henry building, at
Fourth and Oak streets. The party
went inside the building toj offices
which looked right down on the car
and were inside only 10 minutes. When
they got down to the street again the
car was gone.
It was a five-passenger Ford with
electric lights, a toolbox on each run-
uiiis Doara, and foredoors which do
not open. The wheels were green and
the bodv blaol- Th . 1
patched at the bracket. The license
Oregon Humane Society Acts In Co
lumbia County Cases.
A complaint ,was received by the
Oregon Humane Society a few days
HB-O that ar.mA 1 . . - .
rT i " u ueiuiiging lo jonn
Blackman had been mutilated near Mist
... vu.umuiit vuuniy. upon investigation
susnicion nnint n a f.a t t tii
strom, a neighbor.
me case was taken before Justice of
the Ppupa A T? At i i .. . . ,
nut iituiia jxirs.
Holmstrom guilty and imposed a fine
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aim cusw. v-ivu suit i or dam
ages will be brought by Mr. Blackman.
The case of Pat Allen, who was ac
cused of beating one of his horses, was
investigated. Mr. Allen pleaded guilty
and received a fine of J10 and a sen
tence of ten days in Jail. The jail sen
tence was suspended during good behavior.
Members Pass Holiday Out or Town.
Empoyes to Get Pay for Day.
For the first time since July 1 last
year Portland was without a City Com
mission yesterday. Xlia.MrhoIo city gov
ernment consisted of one Commissioner.
Mr. Daly, who served as Mayor for the
There was a general exodus of Com
missioners from the city Friday after
noon. Mayor Albee and Commissioner
Dieck went to Hood River, Commis
sioner Bigelow to Tillamook and Com
missioner Brewster to Eugene. Al
though the City Hall was closed and
deserted, every city employe, by spe
cial arrangement of the Council, will
be paid for the day.
BunburnT Use Santlsepttc Lotion. Adv.
College Preparatory
Electrical School
Wireless Telegraphy
Civil Service
Special Tutoring
Call or Address
Room -416 V. M. C A. Bids.
Irlrpkunrii Mala 704(5, A 6561.
Family Picnic
Sunday excursion to Lake Grove Park,
at west end of Oswego Lake. Boats,
swings, beautiful grove. Big red elec
tric trains leave Fourth and Yamhill at
7:39, 9:39, 10:24. 12:44 and 3:14. return
ing up to 7 :1 5 P. M. 36 cents round trip.
An informal reception of all the
former pupils of St. Mary's Academy,
The Dalles, Oregon, will be held in tho
academy parlors on Wednesday, Juno
10, from S to 9 P. M. All are most cor
dially invited.