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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1915)
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'JIINNVILLE. Or., April 10. (Spe
1 ciaL) Far back in the year 1S55
I a rroup of public-spirited resi
dents of McMinnville conceived the idea
of starting- a college for the benefit of
young women and men of that com
munity. A building was erected on
what then was a large scale. This was
the nucleus of McMinnvllle College,
which is one of Oregon's biggest and
most attractive schools today.
The wonderful strides made In build
ings and educational development, as
Ings and educational aeveiopmeni,
well as the growth of McMinnvllle and
TOUR BY MRS. FELTS IS
MEETING WITH SUCCESS
President of Oregon Congress of Mothers Given Assurance Everywhere
That Delegates Will Attend National Convention in Portland May 12-16.
MRS. ARISTEXE FELTS, president
of the Oregon Congress of
Mothers and Parent-Teacher
Associations is making a tour of the
state in the interest of the National
Convention of the Congress of Moth
ers, which will assemble in Portland
Way 1! to IS. Mrs. Felts is being re
ceived hospitably and entertained
wherever she visits. In Baker, Mrs.
Susan Moore, past president of the
Haker Parent-Teacher Association, and
Mrs. O M. Dodson. president, gave a
luncheon early in the week for the
teachers, principals and parent-teacher
officers of the schools with Mrs. Felt
as the honored guest. The Mayor and
other officials attended and several ad
dresses were made. An afternoon meet
ing waa held at which the Alpha Club,
a literary organization, united with the
Parent-Teacher Associations to- honor
vlplnltir la Rtinwil in the Schools. At
the outset it comprised one lone frame
building of a type which was preten
tious then, but which would hardly
pass the Inspector under the present
day building restrictions. The school
grew rapidly from the day It was com
pleted until 1882, when the old build
ing was torn down and the Institution
moved to a larger tract The original
site of the school is now occupied by
the First Baptist Church, which was
built in 18S3 and enlarged In 1898.
r:rlt Mill First on Site.
The original building sprang up soon
. . ,wlnn
'after the establishment of McMlnn
Mrs. Felts. In La Grande large and en
thusiastic meetings were held and Mrs.
Felts made addresses. In all places vis
ited the associations promised to send
The railroads have promised special
rates during the convention. John M.
Scott, general passenger agent of the
Southern Pacific, has written to Mrs.
Felts promising that the company will
name the usual certificate - plan for
fares from all points in Oregon, in
cluding Klamath Falls. The rule affects
all affiliated lines and the Independ
ence & Monmouth. A. D. Charlton has
made an offer of co-operation along
similar lines offering the one and one
third rate for round trips to Portland
from all stations in Idaho, Washing
ton and Oregon.
Mrs. Robert H. Tate, one of the Na
tional vice-presidents of the Congress
ville. It was In 1862 that W. T. Newby
erected a srrist mill on the site of Mc
Minnvllle.. In 1854 Sebastian C. Ad
ams remarked on the favorable loca
tion for a town and Mr, Newby re
plied by offering him a tract of land.
about half a block, at his own selec
tion, if Mr. Adams would build a House.
In the Spring of 1866 Mr. Adams erect
ed his house and as soon as completed
made it his home.
Soon after he commenced to agitate
the subject of a high school as a
1 o rtr- u npfflpmfnl and. as he
and most of the leading men in Yam
hill County were memoers oi tne nriii
tlan Church, it naturally became a
Dr. James McBride, William Dawson,
W. T. Newby and Sebastian C. Adams
worked up the matter, bearing most of
the expenses. . Mr. Newby gave six
acres of land, on which was erected the
School Given to Baptists.
Mr. Adams, who was a teacher by
profession, took charge and taught in
this school for a year and a half, but,
no organization having been perfected,
it was given to the Baptists, who were
about founding the West Union Insti
tute. The only condition made for the gift,
and given enough importance to be in
writing, was that one professor at
least should be employed in the col
lege department continuously. It was
Incorporated in January, 1858, as "The
Baptist College at McMinnvllle." Dr.
of Mothers, made an address on Friday
in the Courthouse under the auspices
of the Parents' Educational' Bureau.
Her subject was "Equal Opportunity for
Every Child in the State." Next Friday
Dr. W. G. Elliot. Jr., will speak on
"The Moral Awakening and Training
of Children." The address will be given
as one of the series that began in the
Winter and will continue until the mid
dle of May.
The Chautauqua committee of the
Oregon Congress of Mothers met. at
the home of Mrs. John Risley, Milwau
kie, Monday afternoon. The kinder
garten work is to be continued as
usual during the two weeks of Chau
tauqua at Gladstone Park and the at
tendance is expected to be larger
than ever. The parent education" bureau
will hold two eugenic tests, one each
week, on the grounds.
Flans also were discussed for Ore
gon Congress of Mothers day. Those
present were: Mrs. John Risley, Mrs.
Frank Dayton, Mrs. B. G. Skulason,
Mrs. John Waldron and Mrs. Justus H.
McLaughlin. Another committee meet
ing is called at the home of Mrs. Ris
ley on April 19.
The Ockley Green circle met Friday
night and enjoyed a delightful pro
gramme. Mrs. C. M. Pye, Mrs. Morti
mer Smith and several others contrib
uted to the programme.
The regular business meeting of the
Mount Tabor Parent-Teacher Associa
tion was postponed last Thursday be
cause of the Spring vacation, and will
be held next Thursday at 2:30 P. M.
There will be a short programme by
An interesting entertainment was
given by the primary teachers of the
Mount Tabor school last Thursday aft
ernoon and evening, in the assembly
hall, netting more than 100, for the
purchase of a stereopticon and slides.
An operetta, entitled "The Land of
Nod." was given, the cast including 33
children. The staging and costumes
were beautiful, and the actors and sing
ers acquitted themselves with skill.
Special mention snouia ds maae oi me
King, Vaughan Rands; the Jester. Law
rence Cappa, and the sandman, Robert
Boulette. The operetta portrayed the
visit of "Six Little Sleepy Heads" to
the "Land of Nod," and the wonders
they saw at the court of the King.
Princes, Princesses, goblins, dream
sprites, et& completed the cast. The
operetta was given under the direction
of Misses Dobie, Elton, Davis and
others. .- " .
A "Mother Goose" entertainment
given recently by Holladay School was
a pronounced success. . Helen Moore
house was Mother Goose; Ralph Jen
George C. Chandler was the college's
Among the oldest Institutions . of
higher learning on the Pacific Coast,
McMinnvllle College ranks fourth,
Willamette and Pacific Universities in
Oregon and the University of the Pa
cific in California antedating its or
ganization. However, McMinnvllle
College is the oldest institution on the
Coast incorporated -under the designa
tion "college" and continuously known
as such; furthermore, it is the oldest
Baptist college west of Missouri. It is
one year older than Whitman College,
at Walla Walla, Wash.
This old commodious two-story
frame-building, with its six acres oj.
ground, the gift of the Christian
Church to the Baptists and incorporat
ed by the Legislature in 1857-58, has
constantly grown in buildings, ground
and better facilities and higher edu
cational value. In 1882 the present
four-story brick building was erected.
This is the main building. The observ
atory was built in 1894 and is the best
equipped and the largest in the state
and one of the best in the Northwest.
In November, 1908, the music hall
was occupied. It is a two-story frame
building, 50x100 feet. There are also
the gymnasium, erected in 1895, and
the central heating plant, installed in
1908. The campus, once six acres, has
expanded to 41 acres in one large tract
and immediately adjacent to the town
on the south. Part of the campus is
within the city boundaries.
nings, Old King Cole, and Horace
Kinpsley was "the knave." A large
number of pretty children participated.
Peninsula Parent-Teacher Association
will meet Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock in room 8. Peninsula School.
Good roads will be discussed. The elec
tion of officers will take place.
The Sunnyside Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation will meet Tuesday evening at
8 o'clock. All parents are urged to at
tend, as an interesting programme has
The Stephens Association will meet
on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock,, when
a programme will be given by the chil
dren and a discussion of school garden
plans will take place.
The Highland Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation will meet Friday at 2:30 o'clock
at the school.. The meeting is Impor
tant and a large attendance is desired.
sit ta.a.t.Tanhfir ASBOCl&tiOn
kjUtLfiiiau ii-i .i. .
will meet on Tuesday afternoon, April
Buckman Association will meet on
Thursday at 2:45 o'clock in the school
assembly hall. Mrs. Josephine Sharp
will speak on "The Vacant Lot MovaP
ment." Several children of the school
will contribute to the programme.
Women who attend are invited to bring
..srtnff anri RnlAV B. SOCi&l hOUr.
The recent benefit given by the associa
tion at the Cineograpn j. neater
success. An excellent programme was
furnished by Olga Magda Levit, Miss
wnmmAinm-r M 1 ss Ewart M 188 Laura
Shay and Miss Catherine Jordan.
The Hillsdale Parent-Teacher Associ
ation held its regular monthly meeting
Friday. In the absence of the presi
dent, Mrs. B. Barnes occupied the chair.
Mrs. Arndt made her report in con
nection with purchase of pictures for
the school with funds donated by the
The speaker was Dr. Frank C Migh
ton. clinical director of the Pacific Chi
ropractic College, who gave an inter
esting talk on "The Spines of School
I Children." '
The next regular meeting wiu oe nem
on May 7. .
Columbia to Get Macadam Strip.
DATTON, Wash., April 10. The Com
missioners of Columbia County have de
cided to macadamize two miles of
county road, beginning' at the city lim
its and extending out towards Johnson
Hollow. Nearly all the roads leading
to Dayton have been macadamized for
several miles out of town, and work on
this thoroughfare is much needed. Bids
for the contract will be called for soon.
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'PORTLAND'S FESTIVAL IS
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California and Northwest States Prior to Big Fete.
THOUSANDS of patrons of motion
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AH Cats Die With "Boots
On," Asserts Writer.
Fate Declared Sure to Fall In Dead
of Night, as Felines Seldom Die at
Home. - '
PORTLAND, April 10. (To the Edi
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A cat is the commonest of four
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great boon to many ancient women
without other company. Grandmother
always had one about; and never a pes
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Pussy's picture was in my primer
when I started to school. Why. I can
remember to this day that C-a-t was
the first word I ever learned to spell.
Yet who pauses to consider how a
I am for the cat.
I am tired of reading all the time
about this war and the high taxes. The
cat is a strange perversion of natural
processes. As a race the most peaceful
and lovable, it Is a fact that nearly all
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cats die the violent death. I never
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you ever see any other person's dead
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close of a calm, i weet day.
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by the fire, or th-j radiator, and fondle
that fluffy bundle of fur and ribbon
while he purrs ard dozes and dreams
perhaps it has not occurred to your
mind that Puss will, almost any night,
go out quietly and die with his boots
on. He will go out quleUy, without a
farewell to you, into the night. Per
haps you will have put him out.
But he will not die quietly. .Where
ever he. may roam, wherever the
prowling instinct that came down to
him from the original Adam cat leads
him, he will always be listening for
that call, in the dark. It is his fate.
Always in the dark there is a hand, or
a paw, with claws, raised against a
cat. And he knows it.
When it striken ho splits the air.
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world quite like the scream of a est
that is about to die the violent death.
I have heard that scream through the
dark, but never have actually witnessed
the tragedy. I have lived more than 40
years. I am not going to tell Just how
many, and have seen hundreds of cats
but only one dead one.
Once 1 saw a dead cat along with
some tin cans and old rubbers in an
alley in a little town down in Iowa.
His stark, stiff body lay with tho
head proudly u. the forefeet forward,
the hlndlegs spread back for he had
braced himself against them hard and
fast, unto the end. About his mouth a
primness, almost a sardonic smile,
with the sharp teeth clenched and you
could easily imagine that bark of them
lay a piece of the ear or the Jowl of
the other cat. Dirt and something
else matted his furry scruff whrr.
long ago, an anxious mother, alert
against the enemy, carrying him from
the kitchen porch to the woodshed,
scrupulous to keep him neat, had
licked that furry scruff spotless.
A small blood wound upon his neck
and two about the eyes it needs but
slight puncturing to finish the busi
ness. But his rigid tail, also showing
wounds, had stood erect when death
chilled it. He had gone down with
banner flying in the night.
Thus nearly all cats strangely dir.
Of the hundreds, rerhaps thousands of
cats in this town, many die nightly; but
seldom is thera a mourner at the
It is cbvlously true that the neighbor
cow, horse, goat, sheep and pig may
lie down in peace, together, one and all.
and get up to breakfast on fairish
terms. Not so with cats. Neighbor
cats never mingled in friendship un
less of tho same family of cats.
As f r dog and cat tho night winds
sigh, and sigh over the problem of the
centuries, for the feline species is of
unknown origin. Nobory knows which
famllv of cats started the feud.
At "dawn this morning my cat, with
a foreleg chewed off at tho joint, came
crying to my kitchen door.
I had to finish him with gas.
The man who "slcs" a dog onto a
cat is only half human. The other half
Is rhinoceros. It is said you can drive
a nail into a rhinoceros and he won't
feel it until it gets through the epi
dermis. C. M. HY6KELU
GOLD FIND 0F51 RECALLED
James Thornton, of Ashland, Solo
Survivor of Yreka Argonauts.
ASHLAND. Or., April 10. (Special.)
James Thornton, of this city, is the
sole survivor of a party which. 84 years
ago, or on April 1, 1851, first mined
placer fold at the diggings where
Yreka, Cal., now stands. In this parly
were six intimate companions who
came from Louisa County. Iowa, to
Oregon in the Spring of 1850. Their
names were James and John Thornton,
Jacob Wagner, Charles Hendricks,
Humphrey Long and a German named
Henry Van Asalt.
They remained at the new diggings
about three months, cleaning up 810
apiece when they abandoned the camp
on account of the water supply giving
out. They were "tenderfcet." and their
operations were superficial. Parties
who afterwards practically worked the
same territory cleaned up fortunes.
Mr. Thornton is now in his 0th year.
At one time he was connected with the
Ashland Woolen Mills and for eight
years was the owner of what is now
known as the Dollarhlde toll-road over
the Sisklyous, sotuh of Ashland.
Florence Carnival xt Month.
FLORENCE, Or., April 10. (Spe
cial.) Plans are being made for the
holding of this years Rhododendron
Carnival next month, the committee on
arrangements being J. K MacKerhnlo.
Dr. C. P. Johnson and W. H. O Kelly.
It is expected that the rnllroad will
run a special excursion to Maplcton at
that time, this being the first year that
it has been possible to reach Florence
without a tiresome stage trip over, he, ,
mountains. . -..