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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 13, 1914.
PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOLS TO HAVE NEW INSTRUCTORS.
SCHOOL BELLS RING
Vacation Ends Today and 64
Buildings in City and
County Are to Reopen.
Talk of European Combat
Crops Out in Pre-School
i Organization Meeting.
To the Public:
TACTFUL ACTION URGED
CHy Superintendent Alderman In
Annual Address Pleads for
Peace 1000 Instructors
and Officials Gather.
Serious fn expectation of their work
as were the 1000 school teachers and
officials who attended the annual or
ganization meeting: in the auditorium
of Lincoln High School yesterday aft
ernoon, discussion of the great Euro
pean war and warfare generally
City Superintendent Alderman, In
his annual address on the outlook and
his hopes for the coming- school year,
referred at length to the great conflict
now being waged in Europe and made
a plea for universal peace.
After making several special an
nouncements for the administrative of
fices. D. A. Grout, first assistant city
superintendent, admonished the prin
cipals and teachers present to remaiu
neutral on the war.
"You teachers must refuse to per
mit the school children of the respec
tive nationalities affected by the war
vto enter Into any warlike tilts grow
ing out of a discussion of war topics,"
said Mr. Grout. "In treating subjects
of history in the classroom, particu
larly in relation to current events, we
shall depend upon you to be tactful so
that none of the children will be
aroused or oifended."
Quarrels to Be Expected.
"In this big school family f over
1000 it Is but natural to expect that
we will quarrel now and then," said
O. M. Plummer in his remarks on be
half of the Board. "But when we must
quarrel let us do it as nicely as we can
and come back the next morning as if
nothing out of the way had happened."
The first Issue of the school bulletin,
published for the superintendent's of
fice at the Jefferson High School print
ing plant, was distributed among the
teachers. What announcements per
taining to the opening of schools Mon
day were not included in the bulletin
were made verbally by Superintend
ents Alderman, Grout and Rice. All
the teachers who have been transferred
to new buildings ' and all who have
been assigned from the reserve list
were notified by the bulletin.
Teachers were requested to set aside
a few minutes tomorrow to remind the
pupils that September 14 is the centen
nial of the writing of "The Star Span
gled Banner." Whenever possible this
song will be sung in assembly to
morrow. Mrs. Rlgler Grateful.
Superintendent Alderman read a let
ter from Mrs. Frank Rigler express
ing her gratitude for the kindness ex
pressed by school teachers during the
Illness of her husband, who served as
city superintendent of the Portland
schools the 17 years just preceding Mr.
Following the general meeting in the
auditorium adjournment was had to
appointed rooms In the building, where
every principal met with his corps of
teachers and discussed the ways and
means of organizing his particular
Mr. Alderman's address, in part, was:
"I hope none of us is saying with the
boy. who does not live In Portland:
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen. the
saddest are these, to school again." I
hope we are as anxious to go to our
work as is the racehorse for the race.
"It is important what we do in va
cation. Some of you went to Europe
and found It a land of peace. Now you
see what's happened.
"This year we have new books full
of new ideas and inspiration. We have
a new course of study made in the main
by you. Not only Is your course well
fitted to your needs, but you have the
pride of authorship, too. Then again
this is a new year the most important
year in our lives. A new leaf is turned
In the ledger, and we are going to
write our account on it; our dealings
with 30 or -10 developing human beings.
"This is a time when the thinking
person is overawed and made sick at
heart by the failure of civilization to
come within reasonable distance of his
expectations. The fearful nightmare
won't be dispelled. We feel as if the
foundation of things has given way,
but it snows us more clearly that our
real task is to put a higher value on
human life. We are directors in the
factory for the formation of human
character. Let us thank God" for our
chance to serve.
Schools Government Aid.
"Monarchies are breaking down;
aristocracy has failed, and the only
hono of mankind is in the people them
selves. This country, as -the chief of
free governments, must lead the way
The ballot, not blood and iron, must
control, and, where the ballot controls,
the greatest agency for the strengthen
ing of human ties and putting a value
on human life is education. If our
schools do not teach our people to work
together and feel together our Govern
ment will fall and civilization will go
back to the dark ages, when fang and
"Our gigantic task Is to make our
schools so good that the rich can find
no better: so good that the poor will
find In them the open door of unlim
ited opportunity. We must teach the
brotherhood of man as never before.
We must hold our people together and
teach them the one ideal is service. We
must teach the spirit of co-operation,
of good-will, of unity, of love; of our
dependence upon one another. Rules,
regulations, course of study, textbooks,
psychology are important only as they
aid in our monumental task of training
our boys and girls to see clearly the
value of human life and train them
so to act that human life and human
ideals are conserved. Selfishness, priv
ilege and false pride must be subdued
and in their place must be developed
the spirit of comradeship, willingness
to serve and the ability to co-operace.
One Task for AU.
"There is no subordinate place In the
rhool huslness. It is all one work. If
one teacher had all the ability of Wil
ton Taft. Rooseelt. McKinley. Lin
coin. Washington, Jefferson. Alexander
Hamilton, Webster, Florence Nightin
gale, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Har.
rit Keecher Stowe and Jane Addanis
she could use it all In a schoolroom of
ten pupils, because in those ten her
problems would be as broad as ha
mnnllv and would reach to the infinite
"Where it is possible let us get the
Knm oudIIs we had last year. They
have been growing and thinking; they
will be glad to see us; they know us
nH enouirh so that our opinion will
mean something to them. Let us form
them so they won't need reforming
later. Let us lead them, follow them,
plan for them and with them, laugn
with them, sympathize with them.
dream with them, grow with tnem.
love them. Take them all in. Don't
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leave one hungry soul out. Establish
the habit of success, of industry, of po
liteness, manliness, womanliness, honor,
uprightness and integrity.
Outside Help Required.
"Let us get nelp from all sides.
Everybody is interested in children and
schools. The person who is not inter
ested in children is dead, tie may noi
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Let us use people and things. 'W e can t
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do It alone. we neeu
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can make language important because
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must uc cAjiccotu, . - - '
for the present, but preserved for the
ruture. idu can umivc iiiicumH
important uecause witii it juu -an
comparisons and arrive at real values.
You can make geograpny anu uj
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impuiiant tuiiiic. ,..& -r
the lives of children in time and space.
YOU can maKe reaunis ini(,utMii "
cause it unlocks the door of such a
storehouse. Under your power, draw
ing, sewing, cooking, manual training
are all a means of real expression."
DR. SMITH SUICIDE
Washougal Physician Takes Own
Lire for Reasons Unknown.
v a wrnnvFT? wnsh Sent. 13- (Spe
cial.) Dr. R. L. Smith, aged 50, and
f a-i.- -Kitivrir nt Washousral. tonight
committed suicide by shooting himself
in the temple in his own office at
Washougal. The cause of the deed
m.- Gmith ii-i.i hpan 111 on occasions
in the past two or three years, but
none was or serious moment, nu ms
family can give no reason for the
..hAntinr "ma financial status was un
questioned. He leaves a widow and
Coroner Lemberg left here tonight
Germans Send for Tobacco.
OVTIT TV Qant 11 via Tendon. SeDt
12. Crown Prince Frederick William
has telegraphed the Lokai Anzeiger as
follows: "Please collect great quantl-
. I nf tnhnpnn and flCdPS fOC the men
of my army and get them here as quick
BOY KILLS PLAYMATE
RAYMOND KITK.VOt R, 7, VICTIM OF
GUST "NOT tOADKlJ."
Elllville District Is Scene of Patalltr
Morris Harrington, 13, Aiming
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) A gun "that wasn't loaded" In
the hands of Morris Harrington, age 12
years, caused the death of a playmate,
Raymond Ritenour, age 7 years, at the
Rltenour home in the Elliville district
at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon. The gun
was a 22-caliber rifle with which the
boys had been playing in the after
noon. When Dr. M. C. Strickland ar
rived at the house at 5:20 o'clock he
found the boy dying. There were two
bullet wounds yi the body, one in the
head and the other in the right leg
near the knee. The shots were fired
while the Ritenour boy was lying on
a bed and probably while his left leg
was drawn over his face
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Ritenour, the boy's
parents, at the time of the accident
were away on a hoppicking trip near
St. Paul. Several hours after the boy's
death the parents came home unex
pectedly. Coroner Wilson will continue investi
gating tomorrow with Dr. Strickland.
Two brothers and seven sisters sur
vive the boy slain.
MAIL THEFTS CONFESSED
Seattle Attorney, Xight Clerk, Taken
With Pockets Full or Letters.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 12. Walter
A. Byers, aged 32, night clerk In the
Seattle postoffice, and a practicing at
torney, was arrested today with his
pockets full of letters taken from the
mails. He made a full confession, say
ing, he had been abstracting money
from letters since January because he
was "hard up."
Many opened letters were found in
his law office.
BIG ENROLLMENT EXPECTED
Registry of 25,000 Pupils to Re
sume Pall Work Is Estimate.
Teaching Staff Increased to
1000 to Meet Rnsh.
"Hey, Bill, who's your teacher? Does
she look cross?"
Perhaps those questions will be heard
on the streets and in the alleys many
times tomorrow when the Portland
public schools are opened following the
annual Summer vacation.
In the 64 public school buildings of
Portland it is estimated that about 25,
000 children will register for the Fall
work tomorrow. On the opening day of
last year 23,664 matriculated. .At the
end of the first week the total had
swollen to 25,155 and by the end of the
first term the registration had been in
creased to 30,301. When the schools
were closed In June the books in the
City Superintendent's office showed a
total entry of 33,142 pupils. If the reg
istration should reach 24,500 or 25,000
tomorrow it will mean that probably
35,000 children win ok emuncu ...
various grades of the Portland public
schools before June, 1915.
Rush Not Expected.
t -a ..v tl.ii.u. rrta rferi t ration Mon-
j n.;U ...... .....I tnd rvnnlrtr riAV Of last
uay win -' - - " ' ,
year by more than one thousand, said
D. A. Grout. First Assistant nupenn
tendent of the Portland schools. "For
one thing, hard times will prevent a
good many parents from sending their
children to school for the reason that
i. m s,ri a 7 with which to
uiey na-vc iit,t tut. ..
buy books. Their disposition will be to
defer the sending or tneir ennureu uuui
they have the money.
"One of the constant factors against
early registration, which, perhaps, .s
more, apparent this year than before. Is
the working of many families in the
"To serve the expected increase in at
tendance we will have this year a force
of about one thousand teachers. Includ
ing the supervisors and auxiliary
teachers. Last year this force totaled
about nine hundred and fifty.
Law Aids Attendance.
"Of recent years the largest increase
in attendance has been In the high
school. The enforcement of child labor
laws has heen the principal contribut-
i t Pnrmorlv thA disnnsition Of
children was to get to work and earn
money as soon as possioie. .now uj
are not allowed to work until they are
sixteen years of age and usually this
means they must enter upon some high
school work, for the average child com
pletes his grammar grade course. when
he is fourteen years old. Once entered
upon high school work he sees its vast
advantages and Is apt to stay until he
has completed his course.
"Another particular attraction is the
gradual entrance of practical and voca
tional subjects in our courses. We are
now offering a larger number and a
greater variety of courses than ever be
fore. For instance, this year, as a try
out, we are including a two-year com
mercial course in the Jefferson High
When the pupils assemble in the var
ious buildings for work tomorrow, the
book-lists will be given out and dis
missal then will be ordered until the
following day. As many new textbooks
have been introduced this year, all day
Monday will be allowed for the ex
change of the old books for new ones,
a certain allowance being made by the
book stores for some of the old publi
cations. Organization Second Step.
Following dismissal in the morning,
every principal, with his corps of
teachers, will "organize the building"
by suggesting the most logical ar
rangement of the classes and determine
whether some will have to be sent to
.. :.t.ll,:i'ntr Thft RdRrii of
-Directors has determined to fill up
all the school buildings now stanoins.
even if some pupils have to be sent
a long distance out of their way. be
fore constructing new buildings in
some of the localities now demanding
additional facilities. All the plans out
lined by the principals will be gone
over Monday afternoon In the Super
intendent's office and must receive the
"O. K." of one of the Superintendents
before being placed into effect.
School proper, with recitations and
assignments, will commence Tuesday,
by which time most of the pupils will
be permanently located and provided
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long dreaded by many, perhaps by the
typical boys, and so long looked for
ward to by those of a more pedantic
temperament, will be on in earnest for
the coming 10 months.
Tuition Likely to Be Bar.
There probably will be a considerable
falling off in the number of outside
students In the public schools during
the coming year because of the recent
action of the School Board in doubling
the tuition rates. it is yvsoiuio i nm
f tnttinn wl 1 1 kAM AWHV
enough students to reduce the expected
atienunnte tuiam iiiBittim,.
The annual tuition of $24 charged
in the elementary schools last year
has been increased to $45 for the
school year of 10 months. Previously
in ...... w.o r.nnrcrpri' in the other
schools, but the rates have been In
creased to tne loiiowing: nign scuouin,
$80; school of trades, J135; school for
deaf, $125; school for defectives, $200.
These higher figures represent the
actual cost to the taxpayers of the
Portland school district for the In
struction given. At present the Port
land school buildings are cramped for
space, yet the Board has no funds
available to relieve the immediate situ
ation. Therefore, the Board feels that
it is unjust to crowd the sons and
daughters of the taxpayers of the dis
trict into Inferior quarters when the
children from outside counties are al
lowed to attend school in Portland for
tuition assessments far below the cost
to the school district.
Board Seea Unfairness.
Members of the Board assert that it
is unfair to require the taxpayers to
bear part of the expense of educating
the outside students, particularly while
the present crowded condition exists.
A protest is waged by outside residents
against the ruling of the Board, but
the Board members seem determined
to stand their ground.
Not a new school building will be
opened to school children for the first
time tomorrow. Last Fall one new
building, the Jonesmore School, was
opened for the first time and four
more, unaer tumni utuv, j -y -pleted
and occupied before tne end of
the school year.
The new Ainsworth and Hoffman
buildings were openea ior occupam-j
in February, and the last two build-
mgS nUIDUCU, tlio ia.w..tw -
wood schools, were occupied for the
first time about May 1, just before
the close or tne lasi wnum jwi. xnoe
four new buildings bring the total
Those who have not received invitations
are requested to communicate with the
following, who will be in direct super
number of schools in the district to 64.
excluding the Sylvan School, which
was ruled out of the Portland district
last Spring by a decision of the Su
During the coming year two hand
some buildings, the Couch and Shattuck
schools, costing $160,000 each, will be
built. Work Is about to be started on
. .i nil School
eacn 01 uicoc s ti w v... -
Architect Naramore expects to have
them completed oy next .nay. -n.
$21,000 building, also about to be
started, will be -completed In Fulton
Park, probably by the opening of the
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spring ici in in f ci w-
The School Board also is considering
construction or a jd,uvu "
the Kennedy, or Irvlngton Park, dis
trict, and the building of a $55,000 ad
dition to the Richmond School.
pimIrTooi i ready
MAYOR TO DEDICATE SCADDING
Home at Third and Gllsan Streeta
Replace Old Rending Room.
Beds 15 Cents, Lunch .".
In honor of the late Bishop Scad
ding, former president of the Social
Service League of the Episcopal Church
in Portland, the new home for the
homeless in this city, at Third and
Gllsan streets, will be dedicated by
Mayor Albee next Thursday night as
the Scadding House.
This house will replace the former
reading-room and lunch counter for
men at 88 North Third street. It Is
one of the principal charities of ti e
Social Service League.
In the Scadding House will be found,
In addition to the reading-room, card
room and lunch counter, on the first
floor, a second floor devoted to sleep
ing quarters for poor men. Here a bed
will be offered for as low as 15 cents
a night or as high as 20 cents, a shower
bath included. Two clean sheets, pillow
case and a towel will be furnished
every patron. The only rules demand
that no intoxicated person be allowed
to stay all night and that every oc
cupant take a shower bath and use
a nightshirt supplied by the house.
A wholesome meai ni&j uo wutn.iic
in the lunchroom below for 5 cents.
. , CnaltlfF KnilDA is tO
J.ne aim wt tne utu,o -
provide a decent lodging place for
honest men out of work. It Is at 260
Glisan street, at the corner of Third
street. . .
. . . a fnmm M ntlflri Of
i ne Ami w tnu t.w.
Portland will officiate at the opening
of the scaaaing no no.tt iim.ct.,
night at 8:30 o'clock. The Ad Club
quartet will sing.
The committee in charge of the work
of Scadding House Is composed of Rev.
... m.ttn, nt et nnvid'H Eniscooal
Church; A. C. Newlll, Mrs. C. J. Reid.
Hartridge Wnlpp, JJirs. maumr nti i.
F. L. Purse.
COHEN PLEADS OCTOBER 13
Date Set for Supreme Court Hearing
of Convicted Lawyer.
By a stipulation reached yesterday
between United States District Attor
ney Reamee and Thomas Mannix, at
torney for Max G. Cohen, under sen
tence for subornation of perjury, Co
hen's application for a writ of cer
tiorari will be heard by the United
States Supreme Court October 13.
If the writ is granted the case will
be opened for review before that body.
If not. Cohen, having exhausted his last
legal resource, must serve the sentence
of two years in the Federal Peniten
tiary at McNeil Island, imposed in
United States District Court following
his conViction in June. 1913.
Cohen, who was a Portland attorney,
was accused of persuading Esther
Wood to perjure herseir in the case of
Jake Gronich, accused of and now serv
ing a sentence for white slavery. Esther
Wood was said to be the wife of
Gronich. and it Is on the rule of law
that a wife's testimony against her hus
band Is not competent that the applica
tion for the writ is based.
Cohen appealed to the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals at ban r ran
Cisco, and after a review of the ase
that tribunal affirmed the Judgment of
the local court.
The Government will be represented
in the' hearing before the Supreme
Court by Solicitor-General John w
Davis. District Attorney Reames will
be at Medford in attendance on the
October term of the United States dis
trict Court at that time.
The Management of the Hotel Multnomah desire to inform you that
the dancing season has opened in the large Eastern at,es m greater popularity
than ever before. The metropolitan hotels are calermg to the vxshes of the
people by furnishing every opportunity for this pleasure.
The Hotel Multnomah affords the besl-arranged house plan and
equipment in the country for dancing and dining, therefore it is with great
pleasure the announcement is made that
commencing Saturday. September Nineteenth, will be featured in the Ballroom
of the Multnomah every rveek day during the Winter season from four until
eight o'clock- Tea and light refreshments, also a la carte dinner partxes, will
be served in the beautiful Tea Garden adjoining Ballroom during dancing
hours. No expense has been spared in decorations and furnishings, and every
effort will be made to dedicate this innovation to the highest degree of
popularity. . .
Admission will be by card of .invitation only, and the most congenial
as well as pleasing environment is assured those attending. The Ballroom will
be in charge of high-class professional dancers, who will instruct in and
demonstrate the latest dances.
Roy O. Yates. President
H. C. Bowers. Manager
L. P. Reynolds. Asst. Mgr.
A Winter Residence at
If you desire the social and cultural advantages
afforded by a residence at The Portland, wo will
be pleased to offer you suites or single rooms at
very attractive rates.
The Portland is in the center of the city, con
venient to its social, business and professional
interests. A residence here is a passport to many
Todays Table d'Hote Dinner
will be Served From 5:30 to 8
Service in the Grill to 1 A.M.
The Portland Hotel
G, J. Kaufmann, Manager t,
TRADE DISCUSSIONS SET
FOUR SPEAKERS TO BE HEARD BY
CREDIT MEN WEDNESDAY.
First Monthly Meeting for Season Will
Be Held at Multnomah Hotel
"Our Present Trade Opportunity with
South America" will be the discussion
to be listened to by the Portland
Association of Credit Men when they
hold their first monthly meeting for
the season at the Multnomah Hotel
Wednesday night. Four speakers have
been obtained, all of whom are said to
be highly qualified to talk on the sub
jects assigned to them.
W. D. B. Dodson, trade commissioner
of the Chamber of Commerce, will re
view the field of possible exports from
the west cofcst of the United States to
South America. In anticipation of the
demand of the members of the cham
ber for this information at this time
he has compiled considerable data
along this linev He was also In the
Orient for some time, and while there
made a study of the methods of trade
development followed by other coun
tries. A. H. Devers, who two years ago
visited all of the ports of the east
coast of South America, in search of
information concerning his own par
ticular business and what there was In
sight for the commercial interests of
Portland, will be one of the speakers,
and will tell of his observations during
Ramon Escobar, consul from Chile,
will speak on an exchange of product
between this country and his native
The financial side of the general
subject will be discussed by W. A. Mac
Rut, of the Bank of California.
For the lighter side of the evening's
entertainment musical numbers will be
furnished by A. G. G. Harbaugh. ac
companied by Miss Grace Dawson.
Caary Street, above Union Square
European Plan $1.50 a day up
American Plan $3.50 a daj n i
New steel and concrete itracture. Tnlra
addition of hundred rooms Just eom-
leted. Every modern conrsnlencs.
loderste rtei. Centsr of thtr na
retail district. On csrllnes trtDiIsr-
-it nwmt 1tv Elortrlc omnibus
meets trains and steamers. 1
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OVERLOOKING THE OCEAH.
SEASIDE. CLATSOP BEACH. OIL
Kooros with or without bath. Hot
salt water bath and surf bathing.
Kecrcktioo pir for fishing, ties food
t tpeeialtj. OriU in connection. Musi
and dancing every evening.
DAN J HOOK. 'TOP
M'CKOSKEY'S MT HOOD AUTO
leaves daily for OoyarBinent Came
and way points, three etagee dally
For reservations Pae Kaat lX or
Call Hetnre Uarace. 4e lian.
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