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ALL OF IRV1NGT0N
Juveniles Parade in Flora!
Pageant, Distinctly a
SUCCESS CROWNS EFFORT
Mrs. O. C. Letter Organizes Parade
nd Directs It in Person, Ably
Assisted by Prominent Matrons
of Residence District.
Headed by & squad of police 25 strong;
and the Spanish War Veterans' juvenile
drum corps numbering' 40, 300 Irving--ton
children of various ages partici
pated in the annual floral parade
through the streets of that delightful
residence district of Portland yesterday
All Irvington was out to see the
kiddles on parade. As a distinctly com
munity affair it was Immensely' sue
cessful. and was enjoyed not only by
the youthful participants, whose faces
were wreathed in smiles, but proud
parents beamed upon the children as
they passed in the line of march, wear
lng quaint costumes and lavishly decor
a.ted with roses and Spring: flowers.
Mrs. O. C. Leiter organized the pa-
raae and directed it In person.
Porter Randall Is Marshal.
Porter Randal was grand marshal and
Cordon Jones herald.
The procession started near the Trv.
ingrton clubhouse and wound around a
number of blocks so that residents of
the district, as well as many visitors
from other parts of the city, had an op
portunity to see and to admire.
Martha and George Washing-ton, im
personated Dy cnarmltie youner children
wearing: white wiga and the costumes
of long-ago Colonial days, were in the
van or tne parade, and were followed
by Uncle Sam. Then came the Rnv
Scouts, headed by Dr. J. D. Corby. Scout
In the line of march were th --ntt
daintiest children imaginable, wreathed
with roses, in perambulators, on foot,
on bicycles and coasters. There were
wnose ages are still reckoned in
months and children of th hirh.. t.,k
lie school grades as well. The gamut
nugm-eyea, nappy-raced childhood
was run in the Irving-ton procession.
Queen EllxabeUa Returns.
The little folks had their own queen
also. She was 2 ti-year-old Elizabeth
Cecil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
If. Cecil. 551 Kast Tweuty-first street
.orth. She rode in a rose-embowered
chariot, drawn by a group of handmaid
ens, and the royal entourage made a
dainty and handsome picture..
There was a decorated doll-buggy
section that was pretty, and young
children appeared on tricycles that
were covered with roses. There were
clowns and many characters In lin,
and one little miss, attended by a gal
lant In the costume of a past period
tripped along the line of march in a
Oelightful litis Cupids came gaily
down the street; there was a company
of little coachmen to Her Majesty the
Queen, and a group of sailors marched
along, accompanying a battleship that
was made of flowers.
There were Indians in line, shepherd
esses in costume with ribboned crooks,
seven girls who formed a rainbow.
thii uiceocu in a vi via coior; a detach
ment of liberty girls and others, who
represented the poppy, the chrysan
themum, other flowers and many odd
characters. A little bride and bride
groom walked in staid fashion down
the street, and through the whole pro
cession ran the dominant keynote of
the affair the charm of happy, bright
faced chili ood.
The parade started at S o'clock and.
o as not to overtax the strength of
the youngsters, the line of march was
short. Then the children were served
with ice cream on the playground ad
joining the Irvington Club and at the
home of Mrs. O. C. Leiter, close by.
Approximately 570 children enjoyed the
refreshments, following which they
romped on the playgrounds.
Those in charge of the affair ex
pressed gratitude to the police for
their good offices in roping the streets
and keeping the line of march clear
for the little paraders, and to the Boy
Scouts for their participation, as well
as to all others who helped.
The committee responsible for the
great success of the event was as fol
lows: Mrs. William Umbdenstock, Mrs.
A. H. Cousins, Mrs. O. C. Leiter. Mrs.
J. W. Creath. Mrs. H. X. Randall, Mrs.
Charles Cochran. Mrs. Jt. P. Dutton,
Mrs. E. K. Keller. Mrs. Frank Robin
eon and Mrs. M. C. Woodard.
ROBBERY IS LAID TO TWO
Hen Attempting to Sell Watch- Are
Arrested as Suspects.
Seeing two men attempting to pawn
e. woman's gold watch. City Detectives
Abbott and Goltz arrested John Love
ly and Herbert Lovely yesterday. When
they brought the men to police head
quarters they found awaiting them an
order from Detective Captain Baty to
search for one John Lovely, suspected
of stealing a woman's watch. Both
men were imprisoned on larceny
Lovely was a partner of W. Braatz,
a wood-sawyer, living at 1100 Michi
gan avenue, and. it was declared, had
knowledge of where Mr. and Mrs.
Braatz left the key when they left
home. The house was entered by a key
Friday night and the door locked, after
the place had been ransacked and the
A. E. Jones, of Salem, is at the Ore
gon. ii. o. casey, or Seattle, is at the Per
kins. Ft. L. Phares. of Fossil, is at the Per
kins. K. R. Ward, of Seattle, is at the Nor
tonia. It B. Old.', of Seattle, is at' the Cor
G. E. Merwin, of Salem, is at the
W. H. Jones, of Grants Pass, is at the
M. H. Savage, of Salem, is at the
K. Smithson. of Oakland, is at the
C. A. Smith, of North Bend, is at the
J. E. Bannon. of Pendleton, is at the
II. S. Mitchell, of Astoria, is at the
. Norton ia.
W. H. Hcmsworth, of Banks, ia at the
C. L. Bigher, of Eugene, is at the
T.- I.1.. r. r T - I . . l .
. J. C. Havely, who has been com-
SCENES AT IRVINGTON CHILDREN'S FLORAL PARADE IN EAST SIDE RESIDENCE DISTRICT YES
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Ho-lVrp In t'iMtiimr. (31 Elisabeth C'rcll. QiHia of the Floral I'' etc, and
Hw Attendant- 4 Tri-Montka-I) id Hrrbcrt Liudcratrln in CbnrBf of
Xelda MoMeiitwhB, Kirat, and Other Children in Perambulators. 5) Dec
orated Doll Busier Section. uk Dorothy and DtWIlt Peeta, T-vrlna of 2V&
Years, in Charge of Harriet Conno II y.
pleting the two-year course in the col
lege of architecture at Cornell Uni
versity, Ithaca, N. V., returned home
Mrs. H. L. Bleecker, "of Spokane, is at
Carl Singletary, of McMinnville, is at
H. H.'Smith, of Salem, is registered at
C. B. Williams, of The Dalles, Is at
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pope, of Butte, are
at the Seward.
Dr. iX C. Gipe, of Albany, is registered
at the Seward.
J. Ci. Dietrich, of McMinnville. is at
J. M. Burt Is registered at the Oregon
W. J. Glover, of Centralia, is regis
tered at the Perkins.
Mrs. A. B. Manley has just returned
from a month's visit to California, vis
iting the exposition at San iio. Mrs.
THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN; PORTLAND, JUNE 13, 1915
Clara Hungerford. of Kalamazoo. Mich.,
joined Mrs. Manley at Los Angeles, and
together they visited the Panama-Pacific
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Potter, of Lewis
ton, are at the Oregon.
Mrs. G. W. Vogel. or Rainier, is regis
tered at the Multnomah.
W. A. and C. A. Gebish. of White Sal
mon, are at the N'ortonia.'
Dr. J. H. Cook, of McMinnville, is
registered at the-Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B." Haiston. of Wal
lowa, are at the Imperial. .
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Goodall,-of - Kort
Canby, are at the Imperial.
Mrs. If. A. Nelson and -Mrs. Anna
Hunt, of Albany, are at the Seward. ..
Mrs. K. JL Quade, of Tacoma, accom
panied, by her son. is visiting for a
couple of weeks with Mrs. A. T. Harris,
of the Stelwyn Apartments.
The driest plpce In the world is that por.
lion of Kgypt between the two lower falls
of the Nile. Rain has never been known to
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CHIEF' CLAllK, IX OPEX LETTER,
COMMENDS HANDLING THRONGS.
Efforts to Preserve Order in City During-
Visit of Thousands Recos
' 'nixed aa Untiring.
The splendid, efficient work of the
members of the Portland police force
in handling the festival crowds is com
mended in an open letter by Chief of
Police John Clark to the officers, made
public yesterday. ,
The task of preserving order when
thousands of strangers are flooding the
streets of the city and jostling for good
views of the festal parades is tre
mendously greater than in normal
times and required many hours of over
time for every member of the force. All
three reliefs day, firs t and second
night were on duty during the big
parades, and many of the officers went
with only a few hours' sleep during
the three days of the festival.
Police Captains Moore, Inskeep and
Circle were in charge of the policing of
the parade lines, with 18 sergeants
under them. The success of the police
depended greatly upon the individual
officers for the work allotted to them,
not the least of which was many weary
hours on their feet required by the
clearing of traffic congested by thou
sands of people unfamiliar with the
. The letter of Chier Clark follows:
"I am taking this means of showing
my appreciation of you and every one
connected with the police bureau for
the commendable work performed dur
ing the festivities just past. I fully
realize the extra amount of work and
overtime that you were compelled to
do, which was performed without one
word of dissension, and thank you for
the hearty co-operation that is at all
times shown, without which a depart
ment of this kind is a. failure."
Woman's Pioneer Auxiliary to Meet.
A special meeting of the Woman's
Auxiliry of the Oregon Pioneer As
sociation will be held on the mezza
nine floor of the Multnomah Hotel to
morrow at 2 o'clock. Matters relat
ing to the pioneer banquet at the Arm
ory on June It are to be considered.
T if., -Y if "'Wr .
ROSE FETE EXCELS,
Persons Who Have Attended
Festivals Throughout World
Are A mazett Here.
THRILLS ARE CONTINUOUS
Unequaled. Display of Roses and
Other Flowers, Surpassing Spirit
of Joy and Hospitality 3Iake
Paradise for Tourists.
"What did you think of the Rose
Tourists, Oregon visitors and Port
land persons from practically every
walk of life answered this question yes
terday. Some volunteered opinions
spontaneously, without being asked.
OtherB were asked just to see what
they would say.
Expressions of delight, of hearty ap
proval and of thorough enjoyment of
the Festival were heard on every nana.
Simmering these down to honest ex
pressions of opinion from people who
don't live in Portland, the result was
without exception the highest com
mendation of the three-day Festival.
Hundreds of tourists and other vlsl
tors have left Portland, and few of
them failed to mention the. Festival,
and most of these have said on numer
ous occasions what kind of a time they
Hotel Clerka Hear P-ralae.
Hotel clerks receive more thanks
than anvboMy else for the tourists'
entertainment in the city. Usually the
Festival guest makes aTjassing remark
to the clerk as he leaves the notei.
"I didn't hear a knock anywhere."
said one clerk yesterday. "It is safe
to say that a majority of the tourists
mention the Festival in one way or
another, and they all speak as though
they enjoyed themselves."
S. K. Atwood. a Seattle business man,
said he enjoyed himself Immensely.
"I must leave Portland today," said
Mr. Atwood. "I must say that the
Festival spirit prevails here to a
greater extent than I have ever
known." ' "
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Holbrook, of
Providence, R. I., who are "seeing
America first." have visited Portland
during the Festival every year since
the first one in 1908.
Re-cent Featlval frowm All.
"We've never missed a Rose Festi
val and shouldn't care to." said Mr.
Holbrook. "Really I believe this is the
best one we ljave seen. We have great
ly enjoyed our stay here."
C. A. Harper, a farmer of Wasco. Or.,
who, with W. E. Tate, arrived in Port
land Thursday, answered the question
like this: ,
"Fine! Tm glad I came down when
I did. It's the best Festival I ever
Roy Alexander, a Pendleton business
man, came to Portland Friday. "Sorry
I didn't get here at the beginning of It.
I'm having a great time so far," he
said. "I'll have to crowd three days'
fun into one."
An expression from one who has seen
many other festivals elsewhere was
that of Mrs. M. L. Gilmore. of Chicago,
who is at the Portland Hotel.
"I saw the flowers in Pasadena," she
said. "In fact, I have Just returned
from there. I must say that I prefer
Portland flowers. Portland has them
In greater abundance and more beau
tiful. A gorgeous floral display, I
should call this Rose Festival. And the
Festival itself, I think, is superior In
real festival spirit to the famous Mardl
Gras of New Orleans, which I have seen
Desire to See More Cuts Praise.
Robert Stanfleld, of Stanfleld. Or., one
of Oregon's legislators, was discovered
at the Imperial. -
"What do you think of the Festival?"
he was asked.
"The greatest thing I ev "
"Say. how do you like the Festival?"
someone shouted, seizing Mr. Stanfield
by the shoulder. He turned to find
Verd Hill, of Independence, who had
been a member of the 1913 Legislature
"Let's go look things over," said
Mr. Hill after greetings had been
passed, and they burrowed their way
eagerly into the crowd without wait
ing to finish giving their opinions.
An old-time Portlander just returned
to see his first Rose Festival is A. J.
Armstrong, of Chicago, who, with Mrs.
Armstrong, is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. J. AV. Blaln at their home in Fast
Portland Heights, ivir. Armstrong was
in business in Portland for 17 years.
Eight years ago he went to Chicago
to join his brother in the management
of two large cement factories.
Fete Surprises Ex-Citizen.
"The growth of Portland has been
marvelous during my absence," he said.
"It's hard to believe it is the sama city.
Sometimes I find myself practically
lost, since all the old landmarks have
"The Rose Festival is immense. I
had no idea it was anything so gor
geous. In a few years I hope to be
able to return and make my home in
Mr. and Mrs. E. Westver, of Chicago
especially Mrs. Westver were im
pressed by the floral display.
"I think you are fortunate," said
Mrs. Westver. "in having a climate and
natural conditions that will permit
such a wonderful display. The Festi
val Center, with all the flowers, the
floral parade, and the abundance of
flowers in general, were to my mind
Mr. Westver is Chicago agent for a
widely known brand of mineral water.
"The community spirit of Portland
as exemplified by the Rose Festival, is
something of which Portland should
be proud," said C. L. Atwood. president
of the Security- State Bank, of St.
Cloud. Minn. "I enjoyed a trip along
the Columbia Highway, and it is one
of the most wonderful pieces of road
way I ever saw. Surely, this road and
the Festival should make Portland the
mecca of Summer tourists in the fu
Festive Spirit Mont Striking.
Mr. and Mrs. Atwood are guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George H.
Smitton. of the Great Northern.
"The festival spirit is the most strik
ing thing in connection with this cele
bration. It occurs to me," said C. L.
Dick, of Salem, who was here with the
Phil Metschan. proprietor of the Im
perial Hotel, was appealed to.
"Do you know of anyone who has
seen all the festivals?" he was asked.
"Someone who has been (everywhere,
all over the world, and has seen cele
brations in all countries and all
"Well, let's see if the Hi-Hl Club
hasn't snared somebody of that sort."
replied Mr. Metschan, and he led the
way to. the Hi-Hi headquarters in the
From there came forth a man in blue
uniform with bronzed face and pierc
"This is Chief Surgeon Ely. of the
South Dakota." said Mr. Metschan.
"You've been nearly everywhere,
haven't you. doctor?"
"Not to the North and South Poles."
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"What did you think of the Rose
"I think I can speak for all the offi
cers of the South Dakota, as well as
for myself, in saying: that the Festival
was superb," said lr. Kly without hesi
tation. "But other festivals, all over the
world. How does it compare "with
"Oh, favorably, by all means. There's
more rousing spirit, a more gorgreous
display. Of course, we axe among our
own people here, and have a better
time. But there's greater enthusiasm.
And flowers well, I never saw any
thing like it."
Buffalo Man ImpreMed.
Andrew J. Keller, of Buffalo, who,
with Mrs. Keller, was at the Portland
Hotel during: the Festival, was espe
cially Impressed with the roses shown
in all the pageants of the week.
"We have traveled over the world
and have visited many festivals, but
there has been no place nor time, be
fore this, where we saw such a mar
velous number of beautiful flowers.
"The people of Portland deserve great
credit also for the manner in which
the Festival was handled. I never saw
a big entertainment of this sort pulled
off so smoothly, and never saw a crowd
of the size that was attending this Fes
tival behave with such good-nature and
orderliness at all times."
Mr. and Mrs. F. C Bonner, of Phila
delphia, were amazed at the beauty of
the roses displayed during the Festival.
"The floral parade is, I believe, the
most remarkable pageant of its kind
that has been produced in any part of
the United States." declared Mr. Bon
ner. "The roses of Portland are won
derful." "It is one of my keenest regrets that
I could not get over to see the chil
dren's parade on the first day," said C.
.vi. Bumgrass. who has been in Port
land about three weeks, coming from
New York, "for I have been talking
with some New York friends at one of
the hotels and they declared it was the
most wonderful pageant they had ever
witnessed, and when you can get a
dyed-ln-the-wool New Yorker to make
an admission like that you have got
something to be mighty proud of.
"I like the roses here and l like the
eonle here and I like the appearance
of the women and girls here; they all
look genuine and not Imitation.
"I've seen all kind3 of pageants, but
I saw something at the Portland Rose
Festival that I wouldn't have missed
for any amount." said W. S. Fox, a
Grand Army man who was staying at
the Cornelius Hotel, registered from
Beloit, Wis. "That parade of school
children was the finest thing I have
ever seen in my life."
Profound Praise Given.
Profound praise for the Portland
Rose Festival was accorded by three
women who were here last week from
Pasadena, 'Which is also famous for Its
floral festival of midwinter. They were
Mrs. George Lord, Miss Rider and Miss
C. A. Power.
"The children's parade and the floral
parade are two of the most beautiful
features we have ever seen," they de
clared. Friday afternoon and evening they
went for a trip over the Columbia
Highway to see more of ther scenery of
Oregon, with which they had become
"This Is past description," said one
from a party of women from Indiana
who visited the Festival Center on the
park blocks Friday. "We will never
dare to go back home , and tell our
friends exactly what we saw here, for
we could never get them to believe it.
even it we backed it up with affidavits
and photographs. We never dreamed
that so beautiful a feature could do
created, and our friends at home will
find it hard to believe the stories or
beautiful flowers that we shall have to
C. E. Cosgrove, of Chicago, a visitor
at the Festival, was most profoundly
impressed by the roses of Portland.
"Last year I visited in Mobile. Ala.,
where they think tliey have remark
ably fine roses, and this Spring T came
out to California. While there my Ala
bama friends wrote me bragging about
having one bush with 123 blossoms on
it. I wrote back: 'If you folks in Mo
bile could see the roses in California,
you would never brag about your roses
agnin a.s long as you live.'
"Since J wrote that I have come, up
to Portland, and I don't know what 1
L. P. Reynolds, Asst. Mgr.
can tell my friends in the Kast now.
The roses of Portland seem too won
derful to be true almost, and I doubt
if they can be equaled anywhere else
in the world."
Graduate Wins O. A. C. Professorship
Irwin Leonard Betzel, eldest son of
Professor and Mrs. Frank Betzel. 14 26
Kast Kighteenth street South, gradu
ated with honor from O. A. C. June 8.
and has been chosen to assist Professor
Ziefle. chair of pharmacy, at Oregon
Agricultural College next Fall. Mr.
Betzel whs horn in Portland. .
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