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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. POIITT.AXD. : OCTOBER 31. 1915.
VALUE OF HYGIENE
WITCH AND CHILDREN IN' FKOLIC AT THE DEDICATION OF
BROWNIE HALL YESTERDAY. V
Dr. Foster . Tells How State
Has Been Freed of
'Quacks' by Society.
3ANQUET IS TOMORROW
THE EYES OF THE-
FOLKS ARE I
YOU, BOYS J
WORK IS $300,000
Jloports to Be Made by Chairmen
or Committees and Plans for
Xext Year Discussed Aid'
of Women Is Enlisted.
As a result of the activities of the
Oregon Social Hygiene Society during
the four years since its Inception there
has been an economic sain of $300,000
to the state from the curbing of dis
eases and the extermination of quacks,
according to the estimate of Dr. Wil
liam T. Foster, president of the organi
zation, in the foreword to the fourth
annual report. The report will be pre
sented at the annual meeting of the
society tomorrow nisht at the Benson
'Relative to the economic aspect of
the work. Dr. Foster says:
"It is virtually certain that the eco
nomic gain alone due to curbing the
spread of diseases and the consequent
increase in the number of days per
year of productive labor of Oregon men
and women has in four years amounted
"Unat-k- Drive Valued at "MOO.OOO.
'"Incomplete though the evidence for
such an estimate must be. it is, never
theless, extensive and sufficient to war
rant the minimum named. The actual
material saving to the state due to
this one cause probably has been
greater. The additional economic gain
to the state during this period due
to the extermination of highly success
ful quacks has certainly not been less
"Considering nothing but the imme
diate gam in dollars and cents, the
returns to the state upon its invest
ment in social hygiene education have
been enormous." '
During the four-year period Dr. Fos
ter says 700,000 circulars have been
distributed, exhibits have been shown
to 113.000 persons and 3600 men, who
applied to the advisory department,
have been assisted. The speakers, he
says, have made more than 1400 ad
dresses in more than 70 cities and
towns in Oregon and in 15 cities in
Lecture Given to Boys
Speaking of the success of the Ore
gon society. Dr. Foster says: i
"The Oregon society is now regarded
as the standard for state-wide social
hygiene in this country. Our only se
cret of success is our ability to com
mand the continued labor and devo
tion of the members of our board of
Among the activities of particular
interest the report mentions special
lectures for employed boys and for the
police force and special conference
work among the teachers.
Of the success of operations against
"quacks" the report says:
"The society has been vigilant in at
tempting to keep Oregon free from the
operations of advertising medical con
cerns. At the close of the present
year's work there are no quack adver
tising medical concerns in the state.
This condition is due much more to
educational work than to legal prose
cution." Women Aid In Work.
House to ' house work by prominent
influential women of the state has been
a feature of the activity of the society
the past year.
The society has used two exhibits
in its work at the State Fair. 2391 per
sons visiting one of them. For 1914-15
approximately 103,900 circulars were
The co-operation of many of the
druggists of the state has been secured
by the society.
The annual reception and dinner of
the society will be held Monday night
at the Benson Hotel. The principal ad
dress of the evening will be delivered
by Thomas M. Balliet. dean of the
Ki-hool of Pedagogy of New York Uni
versity, on "Hygiene and Morals as the
Aim of Sex Education." J. 13. Snyder, of
Pendleton, will give an address deal
ing with "Experiences on the Frontier."
Kriucatora Are Enlisted.
Five-minute reports of the year's ac
tivities will be given by the chairmen
of committees as follows: William F.
Woodward, public education: William
House, publications; Austin F. Flegel,
state extension, and William G. Eliot.
Jr., school co-operation.
Among the prominent out-of-town
members of the organization who will
be present will be Samuel M. Garland.
Lebanon: Miss Mary F. Farnham, of
j-acinc university. Forest Grove: Presi
dent Ackerman, of Oregon Normal
School, Monmouth; Charles H. Cautield
Oregon City; Miss Laura J. Taylor,
Monmouth; Colonel J. M. Poorman.
AVoodburn: Leslie Butler. Hood River;
President Kerr, of Oregon Agricultural
i.ouege; Joseph Albert, Salem; H C
Baughman. Prineville. and L. S. Hop
field. McMinnville. All will be asked
ior oriei uiKs, ur, f oster will preside.
GAS PROSECUTION LOOMS
Action Threatened Against Seattle
Company for Heat Unit Lack.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Oct. 30. Because
Seattle gas does not contain a suffi
cient quantity of British thermal units,
it is likely that the Seattle Lighting
Company will be made defendant in a
prosecution to be instituted by the
public service commission, the first of
its kind, to compel the product to be
brought up to the commission standard
of 600 British thermal units.
A test by the Seattle laboratory of
tho commission some months ago
snowed the shortage and the company
was warned. Chairman C A. Reynolds
states, adding that since that time the
company has shown no disposition to
increase the heating power of its gas.
The commission has asked Assistant
Attorney General Scott Z. Henderson,
its official legal advisor, to recommend
legal procedure to be followed.
Fair Directors Meet Monday.
Directors of the Multnomah County
Fair Association will meet Monday at
the fairgrounds to close all business
connected with the fair of 1915 and
prepare for the annual meeting of the
stockholders in December. It is ex
p:td that all bills and other business
van be closed up at this meeting Mon
Uay. This will be final official action
of the present board, of directors, as
the stockholders will elect directors at
tiie annual meeting. It is not thought
that many changes will be made if the
present directors will accept re-elec
tion, as the stockholders generally say
they approve of the management of
the present board.
Quwi Alrxanrirs. of Britain, receives an
annuity of SiO.00O.
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Upper The Good Old Witch From Fairyland and Three of Her Disciples (Left
to Right) Lemuel Hatch Mathcirm The Witch-) Robert Holmes, Little
Kileen Marlon Denton, the Tooskm t of All the Guest. Lower Some (
the Brownie Enthusiasts Who Made Merry at Blshoncrof t. 'Top L.eft to
Right) Sancy Lnrlul, Jobn Darlilao n, Frances Mathews. Bottom Wendle
JliConl and Matty Shepherd.
DAY GAY FOR KIDDIES
Witch at Brownie Hal! Tells
GAMES AND 'EATS' DELIGHT
Basement of" Bisliopcroft Dedicat
ed ' to Use or Children With
Bishop Sumner Host to As
cension Sunday School.
From the heart of the wilderness of
fairyland to Brownie Hall yesterday
came an old good witch with long
streaming black hair, an owl perched
on her shoulder. She roae on a broom
stick, and beside her sat a great caul
dron. Then." too, she -was full of stories
that she told to the happy children of
the Ascencion Hall Sunday school, for
they were celebrating - the dedication
of Brownie Hall with a good, old-fashioned
Halloween party, at which
Bishop Sumner was host-
Brownie Hall was in the past the
OREGON COW IN BLOODED HERD OF CLIFFORD F. REID, OF
M'M INN VILLE, WINS HONORS AT FAIR.
COWSLIP'S FINANCIAL MAID. RESERVE CHAMPION.
Cowslip's Financial Maid, reserve champion at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition livestock show, is one of the blooded cattle imported from
the Jersey Islands in the herd of Clifford F. Reid, of McMinnville,
Or. She is only 11 months old. but she also won Honors at the re
cent State Fair at Salem, where Mr. Reed had both the male and
the female grand champions.
Mr. Reed sent six of his herd of 60 . cattle to the Panama-Pacific
garret of Bishopcroft, but its splendid
facilities for a playhouse for the
youngsters appealed to Bishop Sumner,
and in the future it will be the center
of child activities of Ascencion parish.
Yesterday saw the bare rafters of the
large room almost hidden with gor
geous Autumn foliage. From the ceil
ing hung miniature pumpkins, black
cats, bats and little paper witches.
Old Witch Is Story-Teller.
The huge chimney of Brownie Hall
had been well decorated with ' little,
fat, bright-colored brownies, "painted by
Miss Ella Sturges. . Everything sug
gestive of Halloween was used to orna
ment the scene in which more than 50
rollicking youngsters passed the after
noon.. The party opened with the old witch
calling the little folks to her side, and
as they circled about her she unraveled
a long chain of fascinating Halloween
folk lore, tales- of goblins, brownies,
fairyland and the wogds. The ora witch
from "the heart of fairyland" then
made little brownies of the youngsters
by dressing them up in long, pokey,
pointed brown caps and little round
brown capes. . .
Games Are Knjoyed.
After the stories the children joined
in games of all sorts. Some were loath
to leave the witch, and kept her cor
nered telling stories. Of course, there
was music all afternoon, for a big
victrola. had been initiated . Into
the Brownie order and remained all
afternoon for the children to dance and
. Bishop Sumner and the young wom
en who are teachers in thS Sunday
school entered Into the sport and
played "London bridge" and all the
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other old-time childhood games with
the little guests. Those who assisted
the bishop were Miss Lavelle Younj,
Miss Mary Warrick, Miss Myla Cham
bers. Miss ' Charlotte Banfleld, Miss
Ruth .'Johns, Miss Blizabeth Hailey.
Miss Folly Kerr. Miss Ella Sturges,
Miss Sadie Banfleld. Mrs. Robert War
rick. Mrs. H. D. Chambers and Mrs. 1a
Denton. Late in the afternoon re
freshments were served and then the
first happy party at Brownie Hall
ARCTIC CLUB WILL BUILD
Historic Seattle Theater to Be Sup
planted by 12-Story Building.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Half a million dollars will be expend
ed by the Arctic Club in the construc
tion of a new 12-story building at the
northeast corner of Third avenue and
Cherry street. It is expected that the
structure, which will be used partly for
club purposes and partly for offices,
will be finished and ready for occu
pancy by June 1 next.
The construction will necessitate the
removal of the Seattle Theater, one of
the old landmarks of the city.
George W. Allen, president, and D. W.
Robinson, secretary, of the -Arctic Club,
this morning officially signed the lease
for the property, which runs lor 20
years. James Moses, owner of the
ground, made a - trip from New Tork
personally to conduct the negotiations.
STATE - BOARD SUMMONED
Frank Meredith : Probably Will Be
Fair Secretary Again.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Governor Lister has called a meet
ing of the advisory board of the state
department -of agriculture for Novem
ber S, to ' determine ' the policies and
program of the department for next
The governor said the contract with
Frank Meredith, former' Oregon state
fair secretary, as secretary-manager of
the Washington state fair probably
will be renewed when it expires in
Dr. H. T. Graves, who has been act
ing commissioner of agriculture for 20
months, probably will remain till the
end of the administration.
Dr. Lane Is Absent.'
Rev. Thomas Lane, pastor of Cen
tenary Methodist Church, has gone to
Los Angeles. Cal., for a two-weeks
trip. While in California, he will visit
the Panama Exposition. The church
granted him a vacation. Dr. Carl G.
Doney. president of the Willamette
ITniversity, will occupy the pulpit of
Centenary Methodist Church today,
morning and evening. He will also
lead the union services of the Epworth
League this evening.
Flynn Chautasqna to 3Ieet.
A meeting of the Flynn Health Chau
tauqua will be held Monday at 8 P. M.
at Christensen's Hall. All members
and those -wishing to become members
are urged to attend.
Wives, Daughters, Sweethearts
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COME OUT OF THE RUT, BOYS. . DO AWAY WITH
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cial tailoring sale is on, help yourself first, by buying a
McCarthy tailor-made suit or over
coat FOR FALL. YOU WILL GET A BETTER,
MORE STLYISH GARMENT KOK A
HIGHER PRICE. You also help the city,
which should be civic
pride. (Watch tor the
ON HOME INDUSTRY.
It's coming and will wake
you all up.)
Do You Know
DEFENSE IS DESIRED
Burton, of Ohio, Sees Light
After Extended Tour.
AMERICA IS RICH PRIZE
Ex-Senator, Formerly Opponent of
.Larger Army and XaTjr, Now
Advocates Preparedness to
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Oct. 28. That public sentiment
Is generally favorable to liberal appro
priations for the National defense is
fully attested by the switch of ex-Senator
Burton, of Ohio, after making a
tour of the country that carried him
through a 11 sections.
Prior to his trip to the Pacific Coast
and during his long career in Con
gress. Mr. Burton was strongly opposed
to a large Navy and to a bigger Army.
When he reached Washington after his
extended tour, Mr. Burton let it be
known that he had undergone a de
cided change of mind. He would stop
short of going the lengths of the mili
tary nations of Europe, but he would
favor liberal appropriations to place
the United States in a condition to
meet a foreign foe, if such a foe should
move on this country.
America Mast Be Ready.
"Out of the European war may come
an era of militarism, and every nation
may be bristling with armament. If
this is to come then we must be ready,'
declared Mr. Burton. That was in
strange contrast to the previous utter
ances of the Ohio man. when he sought
to discourage increased appropriations
for the Army and the Navy. He now
says he hopes the war will lead to
a. long era of peace, but admits uncer
tainty as to international conditions
that will follow the cessation of war
"We must have enough "front" to
keep the other fellow from treading on
our toes." was another expression used
by Mr. Burton. "So I say steps must
be taken for an adequate defense, for
whatever defense is proper to protect
our Nation. We are not Justified in pre
suming that there will be a period of
militarism, nor are we safe in conjec
turing an era of peace. The proba
bilities are for peace, but the dangers
of something else are great, and should
be given due weight.
Country Is Rich Prise.
"We have millions of men and should
not be frightened. I believe in a well
balanced Navy. Our country is a rich
prize. What would be more foolish
than to allow its coasts to be so weak
ly guarded as to attract the possible
armed hordes that would seek for
brighter -fields after the European
on a military footing comparable to the
countries of Europe, but a rational de
gree of preparedness is necessary.
This would be regarded as a fairly
advanced stand for any American
statesman, under prevailing circum
stances, but these utterances coming
from Mr. Burton indicate clearly that
he has been feeling the public pulse,
and that he has no hesitancy in making
public the trend -of sentiment as he
As an aspirant for Presidential hon
ors. Mr. Burton naturally wants to es
pouse popular issues: hence the added
significance that attaches to what he
has to say.
TEACHING REPORT IS GIVEN
Whitman Professor Presents Paper
to Washington Association.
WHITMAN COLLEGE. Walla Walla.
Wash, Oct- 30. (Special.) Professor
W. R. Davis, head of the English de
partment of Whitman College, yester
day presented a paper showing the re
sults of a study of the reports on the
teaching of oral expression in high
school to the language department of
the Washington State Teachers' Asso
ciation, which is holding its convention
at Seattle this week.
The reports received from a number
of schools in Washington. Oregon and
Idaho show, according to Professor
Davis, that though there is good train
ing given In the organization and de
velopment of subjects of interest there
is little time given to the essentials of
voice culture necessary to a good
MISS DE GRAFF HONORED
Portland Teacher Addresses Wom
en's Club in Seattle.
SEATTLE; Wash.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Miss Grace De Graff, of Portland,
who holds the distinction of being the
only grade school teacher ever ap
pointed as a delegate to the Women's
World Peace Conference at The Hague,
spoke at 1 o'clock today at a luncheon
given in her honor by the "Women's
College Clnb in the dining-rooms of
the Hotel Washington Annex. . .
Miss De Graff spoke on "Peace." She
favored the gradual disarmament of all
great powers. Miss De Graff is In
Seattle attending the meetings of the
Washington Educational Association.
Airlie High School Standardized.
AIRLIE. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
The high school of this city has be
come standard and has won the pen
nant offered by County Superintendent
Seymour. A list of 16 requirements wae
sent to the school at the beginning of
the semester and pupils, teachers and
parents at once co-operated to make
the-school standard. Pupils have be
come interested in many new systems
Home Credit System Adopted.
PERRTDALE, Or., Oct. 30. (Spe
cial.) Within three weeks after R. G.
Dykstra, home credit specialist of
Polk County, took charge of the Perry-
dale schools, every pupil in the student
body had adopted the system. Compe
tition has been active. Under the re
sults are the early standardization of
the school, a library has been installed
and an industrial club organized Xor
next year's fair work. .
Aged Oddfellow Is Buried.
Funeral services of the late Thomas
Carr. of Jacksonville, Or, were con
ducted from Dunning's chapel. 414 East
Alder street, under the auspices of the
Oddfellows' order. Interment was made
In Mount Scott Cemetery. Mr. Carr was)
82 years of age. and was one of the
oldest Oddfellows in Oregon. He Joined
the Kirbyville Lodge, No. 65, in 1876.
and when he came to Jacksonville he
had his membership transferred to
Jacksonville Lodge. No. 1879. He be
came a guest of the Oddfellows' Home
in Portland in 1912. Services at the
grave were conducted, by the Oddfel
lows relief committee. ,
That $600,000,000 in money is spent an
nually in America for music la the an
nouncement of the National Federation ot
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