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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1915)
TTIE STTXD AT OHEGOXIAN, ; PORTLAND. APRIL 18, 1915.
CLUBS MAKE PLANS
WITH APPROACH OF SPRING, IDLE QUIT
"HOTEL" TO ANSWER CALLS FOR WORK
Quarters in Old Troy Laundry Soon to Close as Unemployed Take Advantage of Increasing Opportunities
Free Clinic Examines Men Who Are Ailing and Special Medical' Attention Is -Given.
Committees Report on Feder
Visitor Sees Model Plant at
County Home Where Food
. Is Produced for Inmates.
FURTHER MEETING IS SET
STOCK NOW BEST GRADE
Governor 'Withy combe When on I'ac
ulty of College Author of Radical
Change; Many "Work Plots
or Aid About IMace.
Tiro years ago the idea of utilizing
tlie entire 193 acres of the Multnomah
County Farm, near Troutdale, and es
tablishing a model farm under the su
pervision of the extension department
of the Oregon Agricultural College, or
pise disposing of all but -0 acres neces
sary for the" county poorhouse, was
discussed and ' the former course
Multnomah County has had a farm
for two generations-and-four years ago
the present site was purchased. I'nder
the new policy it was the idea that not
only should the institution succeed, hut
that the farm itself should play an act
ice part in the support of the institu
tion. Governor Withycombe, at that time
In charge of the farm extension work
of the Oregon Agricultural College at
Oorvallis, was . appealed to by Kufus
Holman. County Commissioner, who
was active in bringing about the
change, and soon afterward made a
tsurvey of. the grounds and buildings.
Ir. TV'ithycombe agreed to take charge
of the dairying department, appointed
I'rofessor JDryden overseer of the poul
try department and Professor Boquet
of the garden truck department. Dr.
Withycombe then said that the Oregon
Agricultural College must have abso
lute authority over the farm, and this
was agreed to by the County Commis
sioners. INctv Stock Required
.lohn Denison, a practical farmer,
Hearing 50 years of age. was placed in
charge of the farm work at a salary of
J75 per month and his board. Jlis duty
was to follow the instructions issued
by the three agricultural experts and
attend to the daily work at the farm.
Jt was discovered that the 60 chick
ens were unproductive, the cattle were
in a miserable condition, the few hosrs
were kept merely for the purpose of
consuming the refuse. The new man
agement demanded new stock and the
hoghou.se was moved away from the
buildings. Only the finest bred stock
was purchased and placed on the farm.
The result is obvious to any visitor
who may care to visit the farm and
study how a model farm is managed.
Holstein cattle were selected because
t-imi uii'vu fea urnti imjiv hji- uiu
people and tubercular patients.
Cattle lrodu-tion Heav?.
Black and white cattle now dot ihe
farm, pure bred in nearly all instances,
and high grade in the rapidly disap
pearing exceptions. The visitor learns
that the cows averaged -'4 pounds of
milk a day for March. One cow gave
lightly less than 12.000 pounds of milk
last year and the herd Is to be graded
up to that amount in due time. Kacll
cow's record is to be kept.
The pure-bred hogs, mostly red Du
tocs, numbering 100, produced 20,000
pounds of pork last year. From the
refuse of the tables these hogs are fed
and net 360 pounds of pork weekly for
Poultry Is especially valuable. Reg
istered hens lay more than 200 eggs a
year. There are 420 grown .Plymouth
Hock hens and 225 chicks. The sani
tary arrangement for the poultry in
cludes nests in gasoline cans, which
are scalded at intervale. These hens
produce an average of 200 eggs a day.
Garden Under Way.
The garden part of the, farm is just
Setting its start. Everywhere are
young fruit trees, new truck gardens
and berry patches. Hay and grain are
raised in abundance and from selected
s-cd. Corn is raised for food and the
tilo as well.
The hay crop was so large last year
that some was sold. The potato patch
is 27 acres this year instead of 23.
All garden truck has been greatly in
creased and the past two years show
the result. Perhaps the garden of an
old Italian Inmate who has locomotor
fitaxia deserves special mention. Fer
dinand cle Ceresa has two acres, the
finest on the. place, under his super
vision, and he does all the work.
Many unfortunate men and women
neglected and forgotten have arrived
at the farm to pass the remainder of
their lives. The number at present
iurea Care for III.
The tables are divided into two
classes, the "mush tables" for the in
mates who don't work and the "meat
tables" for those who do. The meat
tables also supply a little tobacco to
the men. They have meat three times
a day and the others get meat once
or twice daily.
There is a tubercular pavilion,
where there are 20 men and two women.
Miss Wilcox, a graduate nurse, is in
charge of the tubercular ward. Miss
Kdlth 13. Muhs, a trained nurse from
the liast. Is in charge of the Multno
mah County Farm as superintendent.
Mrs. Km ma Singleton, a graduate
nurse, is her assistant. There are six
nurses in training at the institution,
which does away with the expense of
employing attendants. A record of
each Inmate is kept.
C0TTRELL SCHOOL RANKED
i-ta inlaid Pennant Given When lle
quirements Are 31et.
Tlie CottreU School has received its
standard pennant by meeting these re
quirements: Flying the flag when
weather permits; schoolhouse properly
lighted;' equipment, teacher's desk and
chair; desks for children properly
adapted and placed; good blackboard;
window shades in good condition; heat
ing AVaterbury special furnace; rooms
attractive at all times; one standard
picture: clean grounds and four fea
tures of play apparatus: sanitation,
pure drinking water and drinking foun
tain; two good outbuildings; library,
ca.se for the books, books kept upright
In good condition and recorded accord
ing to law; attendance averages above
92 and tardiness less than 2 per cent;
term of nine months.
Supervisor E. S. McCormick gave a
short talk at the standardization meet
ing Monday and County Superintend
ent Calavan presented the pennant.
Many parents attended the short pro
gramme. Church Class to Hear l'lro Marshal.
Fire Marshal Jay Stevens will address
the men's current events class of West,
minster Presbyterian Church, East 17th
North and Schuyler streets, today at
noon on "Fire Prevention' in Portland."
Mr. Stevens recently made a tour of
the East Investigating up-to-date methods.
(1 Joe MaclJonald and His Corps of
vice to tkr tiursts or the
Tpllfc: "HOTEL. TROY," ' which has
been perhaps one of the most im-
portant and effective institutions
in the Northwest inhandling the con
ditions of unemployment of the past
Winter, is soon to close, for the open
ing of the Spring season is accompanied
also by an opening of opportunities
for work and the men who have lived
through the months of the Winter at
the "hotel" are going out in answer
to the calls for employment. The place
will not be finally closed before May 15.
"Any employer In the state who is
in immediate need of labor, skilled or
unskilled, would do well to communi
cate with us here," says A. M. Riley,
the superintendent of the woodyard,
which has been operated in connection
with .the hotel, "for we are in a posi
tion to furnish him with almost any
kind of a workman he. may need."
The "Hotel Troy," situated in the
old Troy launory building . at East
Water "and Belmont streets, is the
result of the work taken up by the
joint citizens committee several months
ago to relieve the employment condi
tions that had arisen during the Winter.
Thousunds of Idle Cared For.
Since it was opened it has furnished
a place to eat and sleep and work for
thousands of men who would otherwise
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PORTLAND MINISTER, CALLED TO SEATTLE, IS SUCCEEDED AS
PRESBYTERIAN SUPERINTENDENT HERE BY MISSION WORKER.
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Rev-. A. M. Williams, who for nearly four years has been the Presbyterian
board's district educational superintendent for Oregon, Idaho and Washing
ton, with headquarters in the Abington building, has resigned to accept
the pastorate of thereen Lake Presbyterian Church, in Seattle. His work
will be taken care of by Rev. J. V. Mllllgan. superintendent of Sunday school
work for the synod of Oregon. In the other states served by Rev. Mr. Will
iams corresponding missionary superintepdents will take over the educational
work of the board in their districts.
The Green Lake Church in Seattle has called Rev. Mr. Williams to lead
them in removing and rebuilding and to put on an educational programme for
a number of years. His pastorate began there April 1.
Rev. .T. V. Mllllgan. I. 13., who continues as superintendent of Sunday
school missions In Oregon, has served the church in the -missionary field
for 12 years.
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il The llarber hup Has it Steady Run of fatronatte.
fjiave been dependent upon charity, and
they are to leave the hotel in - better
physical condition to take up the work
that the Summer may offer, than they
were', when they went into it.
Four of the physicians who have
been serving in the Rotary Club free
clinic this Winter visited the place a
few days ago and all of the men re
ceived an examination and .those in
need of medical attention received it
free. Those who attended to the work
were: Drs. W. O. Spencer, G. H.
Douglas, A. K. Higgs and H. I. Keeney.
Some of the men were suffering from
rheumatism, colds or. infections front
injuries received at their work. All
received careful attention.
The percentage of. sickness among
tlie men has been comparatively light,
however, owing to the liberal sanitary
provisions that were made in iitting
out the lodging place.
Shower baths are rigged up so that
the men have plenty of opportunity to
bathe, wash tubs are put in and one
cannot go there at any time without
finding someone busily engaged In
washing his clothes. There is a , hot
room in which the clothes may be
dried at a temperature that acts as a
In the organization Itself provision
is made for practically all of the Im-
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mediate needs. , The kitchen forte is
organized under Joe MacDonald, a cook
of deep-sea fame, whose pride in his
kitchen is delightful. There la a
barbershop, a cobbling shop and other
arrangements whereby the men may
keep themselves properly lit ted out.
The expense of the institution is
defrayed from the returns from the
woodyard. More than 1800 cords of
wood have been cut by the men and
before the place closes the total will
be about 200 3. The sale of this wood
has been sufficient to carry things
The following information compiled
by Father E. V. O'Hara for the months
of January, February and March give
an idea of the great help that the in
stitution has been to the unemployed
In January breakfast was served to
720 and dinner to 8069. in February
breakfast to 6547 and dinner to 6568.
The total number in the bread line in
January was 9428 and in February
8969. The total number of men thus
served with meals in the two months
was 47,501, and the record for March
brings this total up to about 60,000.
In the first month of the year 21,250
men slept in the dormitories and on
the floor and in February 24.850.
For the month of March, the num
ber of men who took "advantage of the
lodging facilities in the "hotel" was
practically the same as In the month
preceding. It was an indication, how
ever, of the improvement of condi
tions and the fact that many . of the
men were beginning to find employ
ment .enough to help feed themselves
at least. that the number of men
served with meals at the resort in
March was only about 75 per cent of
what it had been in February.
INCINERATOrTPLAN HELD UP
Mr. Daly Awaits Issue of Municipal
Garbage Sjstcin Vote.
Until the voters pass upon the ques
tion of establishing a municipal gar
bage collection system to operate at
the expense of the taxpayers. City Com
missioner Daly proposes to hold off
any further development of the plans
for the erection of an additional gar
bage incinerator as proposed. He says
that the collection system and the in
cinerator are interlocked so that one
cannot be developed without the other,
The City Council, at Mr. Daly's re
quest, has submitted to the voters at
the June election a proposal to permit
the use of 875,000 in garbage collection
system bonds, authorized by the voters
several years ago for the establishment
of a garbage collection system and to
pay for its operation from money de
rived each year from taxation. The
cost of such a system would be about
1170,000,- Mr. Daly estimates.
Aberdeen School to Give Play.
ABERDEEN, Wash., April 17. (Spe
cial.) "Just Out of College" has
been selected by Aberdeen High School
Fenlols for their annual class play to
be given here on May 21. Stanley Ie
I.osh will take the leading male role,
and Miss Prances Douglas will be lead
ing lady. The graduating class this
year will number 33.
At Iuncheon in Hotel Benson Pro
. -visions . for Entertainment of
Delegates ' to Convention Are
Reviewed and Discussed.
In order to complete arrangements
for the General Federation of Women's
Clubs convention, which will be held
here June 1-4, a luncheon was given by
the local federation in the crystal dining-room
of the Hotel Benson yester
day, presided over by Mrs. Sarah A.
The object was to hear reports of the
committees for the convention, 16 of
which reported. The federation is in
excellent condition financially and
otherwise to entertain the convention
The chairmen of the various com
mittees reported in the following order:
Advisory board, Mrs. Sarah A. Evans;
finance. Mrs. OS. J. Frankel; hotels, Mrs.
J. w. Tifft; social. Mrs. Frederick Eg
gert; bureau of information, Mrs. J. M.
Reeves; baggage. Mrs. saldle Toung:
decorations, Mrs. A. Wurzweller; hall,
Mrs. C N. Rankin; pages and ushers,
Mrs. Martha Zellar; trains. Mrs. H. C.
Uthoff; badges. Mrs. Colista Dowling;
excursions. Mrs. Grace Watt Ross;
evening hostesses, Mii Hallie Thomas;
publicity, state president: transporta
tion, Mrs. W. F. Amos; credentials, Mrs.
J. F. Pettlt.
Many Trains Coning.
Mrs. Uthoff reported that there were
72 trains coming into the city from 6
in the morning; until 11 o'clock at night,
and she is niakins .arranirementa with
her committee of 60 to meet all these
trains. Every guest is to be given a
bouquet as soon as she arrives in the
city. Mrs. Eggert reported that ar
rangements were being made to pro
vide for the entertainment of the guests
at Multnomah Falls during the conven
tion. Mrs. Dowling showed a sample of the
badges to be worn by the delegatees,
and her selection was approved by the
Mrs. Evans, head of the publicity
committee, told what she had done in
the way of publicity, and urged all the
women of the local organization to post
themselves more thdroughly 011 the city
that they might be able to supply the
visitors with any information they
might desire. Tt was recommended that
the women obtain books from the pub
licity department of the Commercial
Club containing information concerning
Portland, and have a generous supply
of knowledge on hand.
Reduced Rates Promised.
Mrs. W. V. Amos reported that the
railway companies had volunteered to
give reduced rates in Oregon. Wash
ington and California during the con
vention. Mrs. W. F. Davidson, of Hood River,
was present and said the Hood River,
White Salmon and Underwood organiza
tions were willing to provide straw
berries for the convention.
Another luncheon will be held at the
Lenson May 8.
GREAT PARADE PLANNED
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Ocorge I.. Maker, Head of Commit tee.
Sum It Is Important to tiet All
To ork Mi t bout Delay.
I'lans for the parade which will lead
up to the climax in the The Dallcs
Celilo celebration in Portland. May 6
were put under way yesterday by George
L. Baker, chairman of the parade com
mittee. The first step was to send a
general call through the press to all
organizations that wish . to partici
pate in the procession to get In touch
with him at 417 Northwestern Bank
building. ' -
The parade promises to-be a big
thing. In the first place it will call
into service United States troops from
Vancouver Barracks, National Guard
infantry and cavalry and uniformed
organizations of civic importance. The
Federal troops will act as escort to the
Representatives in Congress. Senators
and other distinguished guests in Port
land for the occasion." The Governor
and other ranking and visiting officials
will be escorted by State Militia de
tachments and municipal officials will
be escorted by uniformed police.
"We want to have 12 or 15 bands in
the parade besides the troops and uni
formed organizations," said Mr. Baker.
"The main thing now is for all who are
interested or who can be interested in
the parade to communicate with me, if
I don't get in touch with them.
"A feature of the parade besides
the impressive character of it, will be
the grand receDtloji at some large open
space downtown, where we will have
a big platform large enough to receive
the whole city, figuratively speaking.
This will give the citizens an opportun
ity to meet the distinguished guests and
others. The place has not been defi
nitely selected, but it will be the larg
est and most convenient open spot we
can find. C. C. Colt, president of the
new Chamber of Commerce, will re
ceive the guests and of- course the Gov
ernors and others will - be there. Tt
Sure Way lo Get
Rid of Dandruff
There is one sure way that never fails
to remove dandruff completely and that
is to dissolve it. This destroys it en
tirely. To do this, just get about four
ounces ofplain, ordinary liquid arvon;
apply it at night when retiring; use
enough to moisten the scalp and rub it
in gently with the finger tips.
By morning, most if not all. of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or four
more applications will completely dis
solve and entirely destroy every single
sign and trace of it. no matter how
much dandruff you may have.
You will find, too. that all Itching
and digging of the scalp will stop In
stantly, and your hair will be fluffy,
lustrous, glossy, silky and soft, and
look and feel a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any drug
store. It is Inexpensive, and four
ounces is all you will need. This simple
remedy has never been known to faiL
have many friends who use them as a
general tonio and for Kidney trouble.
Price 25c per box. 6 boxes for 11.00.
For aale by Laue-Davls Drug Co 3d
and Yamhill sts.
Spring's Ttost important 33ooks
The season's newest books are arriving; daily.
Every subject and every line of thought is repre
sented in the new books. Visit the big; Book
Department and inspect the new volumes at your
leisure. You may order any of the books below
by mail or phone.
LEADING FICTION NEW
"Pollyanna Grows Up" (Eleanor Porter) $1.25
"Angela's Business" (Henry Sydnor Harrison) $l..".r
"Man of Iron" (Richard Dehan) $1.33
"The Valley of Fear" (A. Conan Doyle) $1.25
"The Harbor" (Ernest Poole) $1.40
"Who Goes There?" (Robert W. Chambers) $1.35
"Victory" (Joseph Conrad) $1.35
"Ruggles of Red Gap" (Harry Leon Wilson) $1.25
"The Chalk Line" (Anne Warwick) $1.25
IMPORTANT NON-FICTION HOOKS
"Pan-Americanism" (Roland Usher) $2.00
"In the Oregon Country" (George Palmer Tutman) $1.75
"Germany's Madness" (Dr. Emil Reich) $1.00
"California Romantic and Beautiful" (George Wharton
"Highways and Byways of California" (Exposition Edi
tion, Clifton Johnson) .' $1.50
"The Empress Frederick" a life of the Kaiser's mother. . .$2.56
."The California Padres and Their Missions" (J. S. Chase) . .$2.o0
"Germany's War Mania," official Teutonic point of view $1.00
The J. IC. Gill Co..
Booksellers, Stationers and
will be a fitting climax to the parade
itself. After this event the regular pro
gramme ' features will be carried out
Just the same. .
"The thing now Is to get all organi
zations at work early and for thai
reason I wish they would communicate
with me as soon as possible."
PROTESTS ARE EXPECTED
Junk. Men to Object to Act Krquir
injt Itcports, It Is Suid.
Junk peddlers are expected to ap
pear In force before t.ie City Council
WcdneFday to protest against the pas
sage of a proposed ordinance requir
ing them to make daily reports to the
police, giving full description of their
purchases. The ordinance is aimed to
prevent the sale of stolen Junk.
Second-hand stores are required lo
make daily reports. It 1:-. asserted by
detectives that stolen articles are. being
sold to Junk and second-hand peddlers
and that there is no way of clicking
up on them.
MR. HILL GLAD BONDS WON
Kntliusial Hack lYom California,
Where lie l'rcil Improvement-.
Samuel I fill, the good ro.ids disciple,
retnrneil KrMlY niglit from Sner;i-
ifiSS ...61 &i
.MOW YOUR LAWN WITH A MODERN LABOR-SAVING
MACHINE THE GREAT AMERICAN BALL
BEARING LAWN MOWER.
IT MAKES GRASS-CUTTING A PLEASURE INSTEAD
OP HARD WORK, BECAUSE IT'S EASY RUNNING.
FAST-CUTTING AND. SELF-SHARPENING. TWENTY
YEARS BEFORE THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HAS MADE
IT A UNIVERSAL FAVORITE WITH ALL LOVERS OF
A HIGH-GRADE MOWER.
WE ARE PREPARED WITH A LARGE ASSORTMENT
OF MEDIUM AND LOW-PRICED MOWERS TO MEET
THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO WISH THE BEST THEY
CAN BUY FOR THE MONEY AT PRICES RANGING
FROM .$2.0o AND UPWARDS.
BIi JO E.ST STOCK IX Till: CITY OF.
COTTON AND RUBBER GARDEN HOSE.
SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOW SCREENS,
PENNSYLVANIA LAWN TRIMMERS,
ROSE STICKS, HEDGE SHEARS,
POULTRY NETTING AND FLY SCREEN
IX LARGE OR SHALL QL'AXTITIKH.
HONEYMAN HARDWARE COMPANY
Third and Alder Ms.
Complete Office Outfitter)".
mento, Cal.. where lie addressed the
Legislaturn on the subject of road im
provements, lie passed only a short
time in l'ortland and then went to his
home at Maryhill. Wash.
"1 am proud of Multnomah Count."
lie ONcUlnicd In discussing the roicl
bond that the people here authorised
at last Wednesday's election.
Mr. Hill was highly enthuxiastic over
the recent a' llon of the California Leg
islature in parsing a measure providing
for the use of convict labor n mad
construction work. It iK estimated that
the convicts, who now are costliiK
Ihe state more than $RO0 a day. ran
be utilized at a profit to the Mtc
ll'.no a day by working tlnin on the
"It is the only practical and econom
ical way to treat prisoners." said Mi.
Hill. "The work does not come into
contact with free labor; the prisoners
are placed on their honor and develop
some self-respect and the st.'ilo
the benefit of tlietr efforts in the shape
of good roads."
Had Coin hu-pr-l Is rtelcawd.
Henry Smith, picked up at the M"l
ford Hotel. 122 Fifth Mreet North, yes
terday by Iietectlves liellyer and Tack
aberry, charged with passing a coun
terfeit $10 coin, released after an
investigation by William Glover, of tho
I'nited states Secret Service. The of
ficials became convinced that .Mr. Smith
was entirely guiltlcfs in parsing the
coin and had nothing to do with the
ci rrn ;i f jup ff end n t erf oi t monev.