The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 13, 1915, Section One, Page 13, Image 13

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    TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX PORTLAND, JUNE 13, 1915.
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TIME FOR BOYS' CAMP
AGAIN APPROACHING
Committee Is Organized to Conduct Outing and Professor Wood Tells of
Good Accomplished and Enjoyment Given Last Year.
RT JROFESSOR A. E. WOOD.
S the Summer approaches again w
are reminded lhat there are oO
boys or more who are hoping that
the Summer camp that was conducted
laiit year at Cascade. "Wash., will be
opened agrain this season. It may be of
Interest, therefore, to consider scwne of
the advantages of the camp enterprise,
and to see if they cannot be grot for
Portland boys again this Summer.
The Recreation League camp was
opened last year from July 7 to August
SI, and during this period 61 boys were
guests of the camp for an average
period of two weeks for each boy. Dit
ferent races, classes and types of boys
were represented at the camp, and one
commendable feature of ramp life was
the splendid democracy that prevailed.
rom this point of view the camp in
eluded what some people have felt to
be the finest aspect of our common
school system, viz., the retention of th
tense of democracy in a society wher
social clevases arc becoming all too ap
parent. Detention Home Bojs Present.
- Moreover, the camp included somt
features which are lamentably absent
from our common schools. By this J
mean that It Ifave the boys a whole
some life out of doors, trained them to
hardship and disciplined them to com
munity living. We had several boys
from the Juvenile Courts and the De
tention Home who reacted admirably to
the camp environment.
The normal boy In the city feels him
self hedged about and confined in a
way that the modern business man.
who. perhaps, spent his boyhood in the
country, cannot understand. I remem
ber talking to the president of a large
corporation in an Kastern city about
some property which his company
owned, and which was being used for
purposes that were degrading, to the
children especially, in a congested
neighborhood where many other evil
influences existed. I was presenting a
petition from the mothers and social
workers of the community asking that
the company put this property to other
uses. The company official remarked
that he did not see why the modern
city was unwholesome for children, be
cause, when he was a boy, living In the
country, the happiest days of his life
were those when his uncle took him to
the city for two weeks. It seemed to
rue. from this remark, that the imag
ination of the man had been crushed.
Instincts Seek Adventure.
It is a fact observable from court
records that tb Spring and Kail of th
year, the periods when itature'n call is
strongest, are also the times when city
children commit the greatest number
of delinquencies. When the blood
surges in a healthy, normal lad. and the
Instincts of adventure are rampant, if
society does not recognize these in
stincts and provide outlet for them by
means of playgrounds, camps and other
agencies, they will find expression in
all sorts of abnormalities which, stupid
as we are, we call criminal tendencies
and for which we send the boys to jail.
- The camp life was happy. All work
of the camp, except the cooking, was
done by the boys. There were squads
for all tasks, disn squad, table squad
water squad, bed squad, lantern squad
and clean-up squad. Over each gang
was a camp leader to whom the bys
reported when their work was done.
Shirking Not Permitted.
No play was allowed mornings until
10 or 10:30 o'clock, when Inspection
took place. If work was properly done,
then the boys were dismissed; but
where carelessness or shirking were
evident, boys were obliged to do their
work over again.
In time, as the camp develops, it
would be well for the boys to have
their own garden and raise vegetables
for camp use. A carpenter shop where
boys might make camp furniture, bird
houses and traps should also be in
stalled. Buch work would give the boys
the sense that they were helping build
up the camp and would increase their
loyalty to It.
As for playtime, that was well taken
up with baseball, fishing, swimming in
the lake near camp, hiking, reading
aloud; in short, in a score of ways that
made time go quickly.
Return Is Awaited.
This Tear the schoolboys in the
neighboring villages are waiting for us
to come again, so that we can arrange
for a series of games. No doubt the
fish are waiting for us. too. Last sea
son we had trout out of Hamilton and
Cedar Creeks and splendid salmon from
the Columbia, which the Warren Pack
Ing Company were kind enough to give
us from their wheel.
The hikes were perhaps the most
memorable occasions. It is fun to Etart
off with a crowd of boys and hike
until sundown; and then to cook an
evening meal of good things brought
from camp. Hunger, the night air, and
the sound 6f the brook that goes on
forever make such a meal about the
best that one ever had. Then in the
early evening, after a story, and after
arranging ror the night watches, the
leaders and hoys roll up in blankets
and lie down under the stars. Gradually
tne voices suDsiae, ana the forest si
lence is broken only by the occasional
crackle of the smouldering fire.
Serve In Tested.
That is a time for being grateful for
Ufa. The nerve and sporting instincts
of the boys are often sorely tested by
the hikes. That is why they are so
worth while.
There is one feature of camp life of
which I have not yet spoken, and that
is the menu. One might cay that there
are three essentials for a successful
camp, something to do, something to
look forward to. and something to eat
The food cost last Summer was only
12 cents per meal per camper.
In regard to the plans for the camp
this Summer, I would say that the gen
eral scheme will be carried out in .re
gard to combining the different classes
of boys. I-ast year the camp was con
ducted under the auspices of the Rec
reatlon League." This' year the work
will be conducted indorc-dcntly.
Committee I Formed.
A committee is being organized for
furthering the camp and getting the
boys. Members of ithis committee in
elude Wells Gilbert. W. L. inley. State
Game Warden; Miss Lowenberg, of the
Neighborhood House, and .diss I'rich
ard, of the People's Institute. Sub
scriptions may be sent to Wells Gilbert.
Lewis building. this connection it
should be said that it is not the inten
tion to make this entirely a ciiaritable
enterprise. Part of the expense will be
defrayed by the boys themselves, when
possible, and the balance by the general
fund.
(Subscription to the canr.p fund thus
rar mount to $187 bout 500 is de
sired. Inasmuch as the Associated
Charities is discontinuing its "country
week" enterprise, the boys' camp is
the only out-door work conducted for
Portland children this Summer.
Information about the camp can be
secured from Miss jowenberg, of the
Neighborhood House, from Miss Prich-
ard or Mrs. Bertha Davis, of. the Peo
ple's Institute, or from A. K. Wood of
Reed College. Residence telephone.
Bellwood S27.
47 PUSS EXAMINATIONS
LICENSES TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY
I.V STATE ARE WON.
Fifty-Six Applicants, Three of Them
Women, Take Testa Practical Work
Done by Eiek for Prisoners.
Forty-seven out of a total of 56 ap
plicants for admission to practice den
tistry successfully passed the examina
tion held at Salem the past week by the
Oregon State Board1 of Dental Kxar
inera. The theoretical tests were given
in tne House or Representatives cham
ber and the practical work at the State
Penitentiary, dental work being done
for the prisoners by each applicant.
Among the applicants were three women
The Board of Examiners in charge of
the work is composed of the following:
Dr. Jean Clme, Portland, president; Dr.
H. H. Olinger, Salem, secretary; Dr.
Clyde Mount, Oregon City; Dr. II. 1L
Schmitt, Portland; pr. W. S. Kennedy
The Dalles. . v
The following passed the examina
tions and will be licensed to practice in
Oregon; Ray Appleby. I. J. Anders
Charles II. Bleeg, Joseph W. Boisal,
xnomas R. Baldwin. Ray R. Butler. M.
R. Britten. R. E. Blakemore. Ray F.
Cole. Lewis Christopherson, Charles C.
Cleek, John C. Campbell. Marion R.
Deiter, George E. Dale, Bert R. Elliott,
George y. reeburger, Edward Hart
ford, Miss Asta Hauge, D. E. Harden
brook, Walter W. Hart, Wallace Hylan-
der, Francis C. Jones. Vernon L. John
son, Ernest M. Kenyon, Ralph I. Mills,
Harry J. Kelly, R, E. McKeon, W. G.
Manning, Earl J. McClung,- Stuart fvlc-
uuire. Grant Aicuieiian. Olaf A. Olson,
Charles T. Prehn, Wallace H. Peasley.
Edward C. Roberts, Robert B. Robbins,
Miss Mary Stephenson, Walter R. Stew
art. Lester C. Smith. L. F. Snyder. Al
fred F. Sempert, Harley R. Smith, Wal
ter A. jLTuesaeii, i-rancis c rierney,
Charles J. Webster, Richmond Wells,
Clyde B, Wilde. ,
38 WOMEN JOIN CHAMBER
Majority Have Professions, but Some
Are W'iTes of Members. v
The 'Portland Chamber of Commerce
has on its membership rolls the names
of 38 women members. Tho majority
of them are professional women, but a
number of them are wives of members
of the Chamber who also have taken
out cards.
The complete list of the feminine
membership o( the Chamber up to the
present follows:
Mrs. C. H. Ball, Myrtle Barndt, Mrs.
Sophia Baumgart, Mrs. Charles F. Berg,
Mrs. 8. L Clark, Mrs. Bessie F.' Colwell,
Tillle F. Cornelius. Mrs. William H.
Daughtrey, Mrs. Beatrice Deering, Mise
Grace DeGraft, Miss J. N. Elliott, Miss
C. W. Flanders, Miss M. I Flanders,
Mrs. John Fleming, Dr. C. .-Gertrude
French, Miss D. E. Goodman, Mrs. Wil
liam Grabach, Mrs. Estella M. Ham
mond. Mrs. M. Jeanetts Hill, Mrs. Sol
Hirsch. Mrs. J. P. Johnson, Jr.. Mrs.
Mary E. Lent. Mrs. C. M. McAllster,
Mrs. L. R McGee, Dr. Florence Manion,
Mrs. Anna M. E. Mann, Katherlne S.
Myers, Mrs. O. M. Plummer, Mrs. Rose
Coursen Reed. Miss Pauline Rummelin,
Mrs. Madge Taylor, Mrs. Mary Therkel-
The Greatest Car Value the
World Has Ever Known
Its value is apparent at first sight. Its
equal has never before been offered by us or anyone else.
This luxurious car is not a "Little Six."
It is a real car with a powerful, flexible
motor with long wheel base -and all that these imply
in satisfaction, comfort, roominess and beautiful lines
It is the most accessible car built.
Illustrations cannot picture the real
car from every viewpoint nor can they convey the right,
conception of its beauty, size and power.
Words cannot describe the thrill of its
smooth action, its easy handling, its luxurious comfort.
Study This Mitchell You'll Long to Drive It
Drive This Mitchell -You're Sure to Own One
125-inch wheel base; 42 horse power; large tires, anti-skid rear; Bate i
two unit system with Bate cantilever springs; chrome vanadium;
steel construction ; oversize body; ten-inch upholstering.
With seven-passenger body $35.00 extra
77ie new Six of '16 is now being shown by Mitchell dealer everywhere
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Over Eighty Years of Faithful Service to the American Public
Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Co.
East Morrison and East Second Streets, Portland, Oregon
Watch for the announcement pf the arrival of the "Six of '16" at the local distributors
MITCHELL-LEWIS & STAVER VCO
EAST MORRISON AND FIRST
sen, Hallle C. Thomas. Mrs. C. C. Van
Orsdall, Mrs. Bertha Voorhorst. Mrs.
Isam "White,- Mrs. E. Whitmer, Mrs.
Fred G. Wonder. -
FEDERAL PARTY IS COMING
Congressional Committee on Irriga
tion Due June CI.
With a view to learning the needs
ol the West, particularly from the
standpoint of irrigation work, the Con
gressional committee on appropriations
is making: a tour of the Western States
and will arrive in Portland June 21 on
& trip through Oregon. Bteps will be
made at Klamath Falls and Hermiston
in order to inspect the reclamation
work which is being carried on by the
Government in those sections.
E. G. Hopson, in charge of the Gov-rfj
ernment irrigation work in this dis
trict, will leave Portland this morning.
He plans to meet the visiting commit
tee at Reno, Nev., June 18, and will
accompany the members on their tour
of Nevada, California, Oregon and
Idaho.
The committee will arrive In Port
land at 10:55. P. M., June 21, and leave
at midnight.
The committee is composed of John
J. Fitzgerald, chairman; William P.
Borland, Joseph W. Byrns, Charles R.
Davis, Frederick H. Gillet, James W.
Good, Ftomk W. Mondell, James Mc
Andrews, Robert N. Page. George W.
Ranch, Swagar Sherley, Thomas Upton
Sission, James C, Courts, M. C. Shields
and H. B. Weaver.
Artificial Legs Betray Owner.
William Hutchins, alias Walter Parks,
walked with a limp when arrested by
City Detectives Moloney and Swennes
Friday. The officers were told he had
hurt his foot. Yesterday morning they
saw two artificial legs standing by the
jail bunk of Hutchins. . They recalled
that a legless man was wanted in Salem
on a robbery charge, looked up the pic
ture and record and found that Hutch
ins was the man. He would have been
released with the morning run of petty
offenders if he had slept with his legs
on. but now he will De . returned to
Salem.
EILERS FAIR EXHIBIT WINS
Piano Company Hears of Success In
Taking Prizes at Fair.
A dispatch to Bilers Music House of
Portland tells of the' success of the
Filers exhibit at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition in San Francisco, more than
a score of gold, silver and bronze
medals having been awarded to it.
The Filers exhibit is in the Palace
of Fine Arts and comprises about 150
pianos of various makes handled by
the company.
The extent of the victory of the Filers
exhibit la outlined in the following
words. In a message sent to Portland
by Hy Filers:
"Sweeping victory, awards as lol
loW8: Grand prize lor extent and
character of exhibit comVined with
excellence of display and maintenance;
gold medal Filer bungalow piano: gold
medal duo-tonal; silver medal, duotonal
sounding board; Kimball piano individ
ual medal of honor; for extent of ex
hibit, five gold medals, eight silver
medals and two bronze medals; Chick
ering piano three gold medals; auto
piano, medal of honor, gold and silver
medal; Peerless, medal of honor;
Herzog, gold medal; Parker, sliver
medaL"
Government to Buy 150 Pack Males.
Bids for supplying 150 pack mules.
2 to 7 years old and of hardy type, for
use In the Philippines, are asked by
the United States Quartermaster's De
partment in a memorandum sent the
Portland Chamber of Commerce yes
terday. Bids must be filed with the
office in Seattle not later than June 2G,
or in the San Francisco office not
late,r than July 5. Fuller information
may be obtained from the Portland
Chamber of Commerce.
BADGERS MEET THURSDAY
Last Programme of Season to Be
Given by 100 Singers.
The Wisconsin Society has arranged
the regular monthly meeting for next
Thursday night at Library Hall, where
the Harmony Choral Club and the Sell
wood Choral Club, consisting of 100
voices, will give a programme under
the direction of Mrs. Ella Hoberg
Tripp, with Eva Benson accompanist.
The programme consists of a chorus
ef men's voices, a sextet and solos.
This is the last meeting of the Wis
consin Society for the season. A large
attendance of all Badgers is expected.