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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 18, 1915)
TTTH SUNT) AT OIIEGON1A7. rORTLAU, . JTJT.T 18, 1915.
PORTLAND BOWS TO.
NOTED FEZ WEARERS
SIGHT-SEEING SHRINERS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAUGHT IS ALL MANNERS OF POSES BY OREGONIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN PORTLAND LAST WEEK.
Mere Rule Won't Keep Lulu
Temple From Preening Self.
Forbidden to Brian Pnaenntrr Into
Shrlnern Review, Fhlladelphlana
lanore Commnnd nnd Mahc Gor.
Three Past Imperial Poten
, tates Bring Up Vanguard
of Steady Procession.
HOSTS KEPT ON QUI VIVE
Ir. Smith, of Damascus Temple, W
V. Irvin, of Osiris, and J. Prank
- Treat, of El Zagal, Are Guests.
Police Patrol Used as Joke.
Three past imperial potentates all at
the same time demanded and received
the attentions of the Al Kader Shriners
yesterday and brought to an ostenta
tious close the steady procession of tea
"wearers that has been passing through
Portland for the last few days.
It kept the Portland nobles on the
qui vive for whole hours at a time
. salaaming and kow-towing before the
big: chiefs of their organization.
The first of the distinguished Arabs
to arrive was Dr. Frederick R. Smith,
of Damascus Temple at Rochester. N.
Y., who retired as Imperial potentate
at the recent Seattle council meeting.
He was followed closely by W. W.
Irvin, of Osiris Temple, Wheeling, W.
Va., who has been out of the official
harness for a few years.
Last night, then, came J. Prank
Treat, of Zagal Temple, located at
Fargo, N. D- who was one of the most
popular Imperial potentates the Shrin
ers ever had. . He is well known In
Portland, where he is a frequent visi
tor, and the boys here fixed up &
special brand of entertainment In hia
"Victim" Bundled Into Patrol.
"When he arrived at the North Bank
depot one of the best little patrol
ifagom In the service of the Portland
police bureau was there to receive
him. Despite his threats and protests
he was bundled into the wagon and
started, ostensibly, for the police sta
tion. But Just around the corner from the
ptatlon was a part of Al leader's band,
which headed a lively, dancing, pranc
ing procession to the Imperial Hotel,
where the past officer was unloaded
amid the cheery greetings of a multi
tude of his fez-bedecked fellows.
A score or more of Fargo Shriners
accompanied the past Imperial poten
tate and enjoyed the unexpected form
of entertainment as much as Mr. Treat
himself did. They remained here
through the evening and left at mid
Sight for San Francisco.
Women Deck Table With Rosea.
Just by way of demonstrating their
versatility, the Al Kader boys pro
vided a far different form of recep
tion for Past Potentate Smith. His
special train, bearing more than 100
Rochester Shriners and their wives,
rolled Into the Union depot over the
Northern Pacific at an early hour, but
Mr. Smith had suffered so much from
the loss of sleep at Seattle that ho
did not crawl out of his berth until
after 8 o'clock.
Meanwhile a committee of young
women -labored Industriously to decor
ate his cable in the special dining" car
attached to the train. When he and
Mrs. Smith walked In to breakfast
weet scented roses met their gaze.
This delicate attention so pleased Dr.
Smith that he invited some of the
girls as many as the car would ac
commodate to Join him and Mrs. Smith
Promptly after breakfast H. T.
Hutchinson led an imposing commit
tee of El Kader nobles into the station
yards and escorted Mr. and Mrs. Smith
to waiting automobiles. They were
taken to the Imperial Hotel, where
they held an Informal levee for hun
dreds of members from all parts of
Faith In Wheeling Stogies Shown.
At noon yesterday George W. Sta
pleton, Illustrious potentate of Al Ka
der Temple, entertained Dr. and Mrs.
Smith and some members of their
party at a luncheon at the Imperial
Hotel. In the afternoon he sought
and obtained a few hours' additional
eleep at the Multnomah.
Later in the day George A. Sears,
president of the Coast Bridge Com
pany, of Portland, and a former resi
dent of Rochester. ntftrtoUa
and Mrs. Smith at his home at 572
.cast j. weniy-second street. John P
Whitlock, of Portland, also Joined in
the entertainment tn v, Tin,
party and was host at a dinner" given
aim airs, emun at the Automobile
Club last night.
i-ast imperial Potentate Irvin of
Wheeling, traveled with a number of
his fellow nobles of Osiris Temple.
The whole party was generous In its
distribution of some of the principal
Products Of thole elt.r mV
demonstrate their own faith ' In the
uccw.ig BLUKies Dy smoiclng them in
dustriously and without apparent ill
Mr. Irvin was greeted by scores of
" naa met him at pre
vlous imperial council meetings and
: icmer or an active
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He is a good story-teller and an apt
hearer, wh i. i ... ttPV
, . j w"f uno or me rea-
sons why he is popular among the
Springfield Party Arrives.
Tor'J3- Wlfe and daughter, of Ke.
JtorK City. Wflfft amj-ino. i ,
VZ sJ?a, joined with spirit in
ir """"ie entertainment. Mr.
, i? a member of Mecca Temple and
Thev Jjlfi manu,fact'-er of New York.
J,,y 11 remaln in Portland for sev
Tand. ar stayln the Port-
Kl Riad Temple, of Sioux Falls, S.
I .. sent a napt.r r n .
t, . , ' " iieinoers with
their families to Portland yesterday
afternoon Most of them continued to
the expositions in California
A big party from Abou Ben Adhem
emP'e" Springfield. Mo., arrived la
.rrtclay night and remained at the Im
perial They were up bright and eaHy
yesterday and took in all the automo
bile and streetcar sight-seeing excur
sions on the list.
Many members of Aad Temple, at
Duluth went to Gearhart and Seaside
200 Sail on Great Northern.
The steamer Great Northern, when it
tailed from Flavel at 1 o'clock yes
terday, carried about 200 Shriners and
their families. The full organized del
egations from Akdar Temple. Tulsa
Okla., Bedouin Temple, Muskogee. Okla '
and Mlrza Temple, Pittsburg, Kan., took
the steamship trip to San Francisco.
A party of 100 members of Beni Ke
dem Temple, of Charleston, W. Va., also
went on the steamer train.
Most of the visitors who tarried In
Portland yesterday departed on the late
trains last night. Some will remain
here for a few day more, but will re
move the fezzes that distinguish the:.,
from the ordinary citizens.
Oirnrm of Machines Thanked.
The Portland commi ?e yesterday
had an ample supply of automobiles to
accommodate all the visitors. Scores
of machines owned by persons who are
not Shriners vrere placed at the dis
posal of the Al Kaders.
"We are duly grateful to all who
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helped us entertain our guests," said
George W. Stapleton. potentate of Al
Kader Temple, last night.
"We appreciate the compliments of
our own members who gave the use of
their machines, but we are particularly
thankful to those Portland people who
are not Shriners and who generously
offered the services of their cars that
ou rentertainment might be a success.
Without them we could not have han
dled the crowds properly.
"The visit of the Shriners has done
much to advertise Portland and to im
press the attractions of the city upon
a large number of people in other parts
of the country who doubtless are In
position to do us a lot of good."
Because of a Red Cap.
"Where Is a good hotel?" questioned
a woman not a member of a Shrine
party at the Union Depot yesterday.
John H. Burgard volunteered the In
formation, and instinctively lifted his
hand to his red fez.
"All right. 111 go there." and she
relieved one of the uniformed depot
attendants, wearing the regulation red
cap of his profession, of a couple of
"I guess you red-capped fellows are
kept pretty busy these days." she con
jectured, including both Mr. Burgard
and the depot attendant In her pat
SIDELIGHTS ON SHRINERS VISIT
One attention that the visiting
Shriners greatly appreciated in Port
land waa that provided by a company
of attractive girls at the Union and
North Bank depots. '
As each . party of excursionists
passed through the station gates the
girls attached carnations and roses to
the bottonholea of the men and the
waists of the women. The girls were
on duty last Sunday and again on Fri
day and yesterday. Among the most
active in the group were Misses
Marian Morgan, Louise Ramsdell,
Verna Barker, Norma Redman, Ruth
Plummer, Margaret Rader, Helen Min
slnger. Edna Mlnsinger. Genevieve
Caughey. Helen Adams. Jeanette Wig
gins. Beatrice Porteos. Ada Otten,
Lucioe Bronangh, Elise Cramer and
They don't do things in Independ
ence, Or., as they do in Milwaukee.
Wis., and as result Edward Keickbush,
of Milwaukee, left Oregon last week a
poorer and a sadder man.
The other day. as Mr. Keickbush and
his wife were riding through Inde
pendence on their Harley-Davtdson
side car, he spied the first saloon ha
had seen In many a mile of dusty
travel and he Immediately halted his
rig and disappeared behind the swing
foon he came out with two tumblers
of foaming beer and he presented one
of the tumblers to his wife. who. for
the moment. Imagined she waa back In
dear old Wisconsin. Suddenly, how
ever, they' heard this announcement:
Tou are under arrest." and they looked
around to see that they were within
the clutches of the law.
"What's the idea?" snapped Keick
"There is a law in Independence
which specifically forbids serving
drinks on the street, that's the Idea,"
replied the "copper."
When it came time to pay the line
of 15 Keickbush wrote out his-check
calmly, but he made this notation, "I
pay this under protext and I hope In
dependence goes to the devil with It."
"Where is the potentate of Acca
manscar Temple?" asked Ira F. Pow
ers, chairman of Al Kader's automo
bile committee, at the Imparlal Hotel
yesterday morning. His volco Indi
cated thaU he waa greatly perturbed.
"I don't know, but Til find him." re
sponded John IC. Burgard.
Mr. Burgard proceeded diligently
through the lobby. Presently ho re
turned and complained to Mr. Powers:
"Say. I can't find that fellow. I
don't believe there Is any, such temple
"Oh. yes, there is." insisted Mr.
Powers. "The potentate Is right in
here." And he led Burgard "around
the corner." where a big crowd of Al
Kader and visiting Shriners who had
been let In on the secret were gath
ered. A man In a starchy uniform of
immaculate white was pointed out as
the "potentate of Accamanscar."
"All right. I'll buy," aald Mr. Bur
gard, and he did.
The Wichita members, of whom there
were a large number, were conspicuous
by the big satin sunflowers that they
wore on their clothes. This form of
decoration was carried out even by
the women, and added visibly to their
natural charms which already were
An Interesting meeting took place at
the Imperial Hotel Friday, when Dr.
C H. Alexander, member of Alhambra
Temple at Knoxvtlle. Tenn.. encoun
tered Dr. C. W. Lowe, of Al Kader
I Temple. Portland, whom he had not
eea for mora than 0 years. The two party.
were boyhood friends. Dr. Lowe went
to Seattle this week to seek his friend,
but failed to And him. lie waa so de
lighted at meeting Dr. Alexander here
In Portland that he decided to accom
pany blm to an Francisco last night.
Moolah Temple of St. Louis came to
the coast with Its own male chorus of
more than 30 voices said to be the
only organization of the kind in ex
istence. Charles Galloway, director of
the choir, and several of the other
members were here yesterday.
J. Putnam Stevens, the new imperial
potentate, will not visit Portland now.
He has gone with a party of friends
to Alaska, where he will remain for
several weeks. It Is possible that he
will visit Portland on the return trip.
Fred A- Jacobs, of Al Kader Temple,
entertained a large party of Acca
Shriners. of Richmond. Va, at lunch at
the Imperial Hotel Friday. He for
merly lived In Virginia and many
Acca a were his permnnl friends.
E. G. Paul, the hustlinir potentate
of India Temple, of Oklahoma City, mas
accompanied on" his visit here yesterday
by Mihs Helen Paul, hla sister. Mr.
and Mrs. K. G. Heevler. of India Tm-
I pie. completed Mr. Paul a Immediate
They'll never forget it the way Lulu
Temple, of Philadelphia, "put it
over" In Seattle at the Shriners im
It seems the rulea committee, in
charge of the imperial council affairs,
decided this year that when the patrols
passed In review of the imperial po
tentate. It should be the patrol only
no bands, bugle corps or trimmings
whatsoever. The rule was looked upon
by some as pretty rigid as passing be
fore the ail-great potentate is an event
of pride with Shriners, and they lavl.-h
training and regalia to make it im
pressive. No rettlment passing In re
view of kaiser or king hopes to trutke
a better snowing than the Individual
temples at a Shrine council.
Now Lulu Temple, of Philadelphia,
is a great and mighty temple. Thu
potentate la a millionaire, and a royal
Rood fellow. The temple has gorgeous
costumes, never appearing two cotidfc
utive days in the tame co-tume. It
has at least five "changes." It also has
a magnificent mounted patrol, a band
of 80 pieces and a bucle corps of SO or
thereabouts. In truth. It is a splendid
blaze of magnificence whenever it goes"
In review anywhere.
The new ruling made it a little
tough, at least, but Lulu stood back
and said nothing. Rules are only rules,
after all. and like promises made to
be broken on great enough provocation.
So. while some of the leaser temnlea
paraded and cavorted In front of the
inperlal potentate . and all the Brand
officer, etc.. Luiu merely r-!t-d on
t oir, so to rpeak.
But In due time It ctne Lulu' turn
to uas In levlew. Without a word of
warning the mounted patrol of 14
piece, the rhlnv J-t Mark ' coats of
the steeds glimmering In the sun.
dashed to the reviewing field like a
squad of r,infki char;ctr.;c German
Infantry. The patrol. In corneous ar
ray, pranced before h potentate liko
a sunburst of radiance and fplfndor.
The lie NO-ilece band thrilled poten
tate .in.: outer guard alike anl the
vast afemblace there, and somewhere
Into the excitement the bup e corps
lnj"ctd Its majestic duty.
It was a kaleidoscopic masterstroke.
It wis like a rainbow dancing on a
The Imperial potentate smi'ed In
wondi-rmrnt. It was Indi-ed a beauti
ful sinht. The committee on rn!i
gaM-cU In astonishment and hurried to
Jerk out the booklet of Instructions,
but before they could t.ike a second
breath the mounted patrol. Kinds and
buglers beat a retreat no le!.R splen
did than Its advance on tVe field, and
11 was over. The Imperl.il potentate
no doubt was du'y Impress, d. And.
after all. there Is ra peivilty attached,
and no prires are awarded.
"Tou're tinker rrr 1 ."" Mx.ke Pa
trolman fnipn to 1 r. J II Martin, of
7.eni yen- Tcr-'r K'e Pa.. t the Mult
nomah Hotel Kil'l.iv irorn nc
"What for?" ii.-;iv.: : l-r Martin.
"Too tiMii-h or ti l:- hil-M'tv "
"Why. I n." i Ktii-.-l li and a
Shriner. C.m't we fmw n life fun?"
"That s all rithl. I i:I i on arc going
too far. ot,ir aoi:u n "
The ofMeer showe.i he ii.iant busi
ness an.l l-.'j thnai to -aM the patrol
m-acon ir.et wl'n a resj'or.s'ie move
ment on the part of the "prlsotier" In
the direction of the po'lee station.
!r. Martin was regularly hooked on
a charce of disorderly conduct and con
signed to a cell. The fact that he- had
been just a little hilarious iiiai'n him
suspicious that the charne really was
the straight goods, but when a Ml
company of Al Kader fes tops, headed
by Dr. E. B. McDanlel. entered the
Jail Pr. Martin took the Joke good
naturedly. As he has made a study
of sanitation he asked to inspect the
Jail and police station.
"Tou certainly have a most modern
and up-to-date place in every particu
lar." was bis complimentary comment
to Captain Moore, as l.e departed.
Ira Powers, who has been one of the
most active In the arransements for
f t.tertainlng the Shriners. for a while
Friday felt like the honored ru st in
stead of one of the hosts. Mr. Powers,
who Incidentally during the week has
taken a few minutes off to attend to
business matters at the Powers Fur
niture Store, had hardly settled at his
desk, when one of the visiting Shrine
bands hurried to the store and sere
Mr. Powers has converted one of his
disi lay windows Into a miniature
desert scene, showing a Shriner cross-Hi!-
the burning sands. The window
has attracted considerable attention
from the Shriners. who by word of
mouth passed the news of it along to
other .Shriners. The result was the
window has been a drawing card. The
window shows a desert, real sand being
used, and a huge painting 31 feet long
in the back brlnss out the perspec
tive of a caravan of camels, tents and
whatever else Is supposed to be seen on
a desert. A Ufe-slie Shriner is shown
crossing the sands In the foreground
and the whole display has been a "hit"
with the visitors.
Those stenographers engaged by Al
Kader Temple to write letters for their
guests have learned rot to take some
of the visiting Shriners too seriously.
One fex top came in yesterday and
dictated the most effusive kind of slush
to his wife, then winked at the girl
and sent the letter away.
Soon thereafter Ernest A. Cutts, of
Savannah. Gl. Imperial first .cere
monial master, came along.
"I want to let my wife know where
I am." ho told one of the alrls. "Just
send her a few lines, saying every
thing Is all right."
The girl made a copy of the slushy
Shrtner's letter, signed Mr. Cutis' came
to It and sent It to Mrs. Culls.
One automobile that never
emptv yesterday was that dyden
by Miss Gretchen .Oolton. dauchti of
Hubert O. Colton. member of Al Tader
Temple. Miss Colton took visiting
Shriners over the various fixed routes
established by the Portland commit
tee and covered more than 150 rr.liea
In repeated short trips during the day.
She was busy throughout the morn
ing conveying members of Syria Tem
ple, of Pittsburg, and some of them
filled the tonneau of her car with
flowers and candy In appreciation of
her splendid attention.
"Call for Mrs. Jones." announced ono
of the paces at the Imperial. Hair
a dozen women were on their feet.
The page had to be more explicit.
"Mrs. Jack Jones." reduced the Jones
women to two.
"Mrs. Jack Jones, of Oklahoma City."
said the boy on the third call, and the
right woman stepped forward to greet,
a friend who had been waiting pa
tiently for her.
W. C. McWhlnney. director of the
famous band of iduhrah Temple, of
Minneapolis, was one of the visitors
yesterday. He Is on his way to San
Francisco. Most of the band members
also visited Portland, hut the band did
not put in an orpantie.l appearance,
as some of the players returned direct
home from Seattle.
Ureal Crtw.is invaded the Multno
mah Hotel l-ii.I.iy .mailt to hear the
lecture and see the pictures of the
Columbia Klver Hiahway. Samuel C.
Lancaster and Henry Bercer. Jr., were
kept constantly busy explaining the
pictures and answering a rapid-Ore
series of questions. The visitors were