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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAy. PORTLAND, MAY 14. 1916.
Great, Jolly Crowd Enjoys
First Day of Season at
TOTS LIKE TINY RAILROAD
Monday Musical Club Gives Knter
taining Programme, IVlille All
of Side Attractions Draw
Throngs All Day Irong.
The sun smiled on the opening of The
Oaks yesterday, but its smile was not
half so broad and grenial as the smile
of Manager Cordray, for the weather
condition was almost a record-breaker.
Year after year, for four or five sea
Eons, the opening day in The Oaks has
been handicapped by rain, but this time
the management of the big amusement
park was blessed with a perfect day
and, accordingly, the big jolly crowd
that a perfect day will call forth.
The features of the opening ceremo
nies in the auditorium were something
novel and quite different from those of
any preceding season but before any
one could get to the auditorium there
were the countless side attractions to
be peeped at and marveled over.
Tiny Railroad Dellshts Children.
The Oaks has ever been the paradise
for children, but this season it offered
an attraction which seemed to afford
direct transportation into the super
paradise of delight for the youngsters.
This was the miniature railroad that
has been nut in. winding all about the
grounds, through a tunnel and under
the oak trees, "like a reg'lar railroad.'
albeit the gauge of the track is only
about a foot and the engine that draws
the little train about as big as a hand
organ, though far more musical to the
car of childhood.
The little railway train fairly "snort
rd its head off" all day long, tugging
trainloads of. excited children, and
prown-ups who lingered about the "de
pot" bankrupted themselves at the
ticket window in response to the piece
of the little ones to "ride around Just
one more trip."
In the middle of the afternoon the
ceremony of dedicating the railway
was held and "all traffic was bus
pended." much to the irritation of the
children, who would rather have been
riding, while the golden spike was
driven by Bobble Bollinger, one of
the first children who had been
passenger on the line.
Dedication Ceremony Short.
Manager Cordray made a speech of
dedication and then traffic was
resumed, with every seat in the three
cars, which were about as long and
wide as ordinary canoes, crowded with
children and the engine ding-danging
and tooting until it sounded like
"grown-up" train trying to outdistance
the Shasta Limited.
Not all of the concessions were com
pletely ready for opening yesterday.
but there were enough to keep the
children and some of the grown-ups.
too interested as long as the day
lasted. Everything will be practically
ready for full operation today and
there Is every 'Indication that The
Oaks is to be blessed with another
day of sunshine.
"Take it all in all," said Mr. Cordray,
"the opening this year has been the
most gratifying that we have had for
The opening feature in the audi
torium was a musical programme by
the Columbian Ladies' Orchestra, under
direction of Mrs. Sherman Brown.
Monday Musical Club in Concert.
Added to the programe. however, was
a special concert by the Monday Mu
eical Club, which brought out a large
crowd of listeners. The concert was
directed by Professor Lucien Becker
and arranged by a committee consist'
ing of Mrs. J. Edward Bonbrlght and
Mrs. R. y. Seemster. Miss Edith Moye:
Following is the programme that -was
Chorus (al "Carmcna." "Waltz Song
, ' AVilson
b) "Land of the Sky-Blue ater.
soprano solo Cadnian
Miss Helen Fromme.
Violin solo "Concert Mazurka." Musi
Mr. Albert Creitz. Mrs. F. M. Savage,
Vocal quartet "In May" Tarker
Miss Ella van Leuwen. Mrs. It.
Tucker. Miss l.ucy Case and
Mrs. Florence Foster-Hammond.
Eoorano solo "Lo. Hear the Gentle
Miss Harriet Leacn,
Flute oblisratn. Miss Beulah Clarke.
Vocal Trio "The Woods Seiler
Miss Helen Fromme. Miss ITattie Haeh-
len, Mrs. Florence Foster-Hammond.
Chorus (a) "Spring Song" Weil
Violin Obligato, Mrs. E. L. Knight.
b "Minuet" Offenbach
N'iss Harriet Leach, the coloratura
eoprano. whose solo in-the programme
of the Monday Musical Club was one of
ma siritting nits or me aay, nas oeen
engaged to appear as prima donna in
the concerts of the Columbian Ladies'
Orchestra all this week.
PUPILS AT THE DALLES
OBSERVE GALA MAY DAY
Occasion Is Made Greatest in History of City by Holiday and Festivities
for All 1400 Boys and Girls Participate.
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CULTURE OF DRUG
Oregon-Grown Digitalis Rated
Up to Specifications Set
BIG INDUSTRY IS FORESEEN
William K. Woodward Announces
Resnlts of Investigation Campaign
Carried On for Months Prices
at Present Are Advancing.
HE DALLES, Or.. May 13. (Spa-
May baskets, filled witn
delicate blossoms of early '
Springtime, hung: upon our 3oors, may
brins refreshing memories; a subtle
uggestion of what the day really
means may find its way Into our sati
ated consciousness, if only we stop long
enough to drink, deeply of the May day
But when human flowers sweet and
uncontaminate-,1 dress themselves In
gala attire and bring the necessary
gala touch to the day, we may all en
joy its loveliness.
The efforts of teachers and pupils
of The Dallies public .schools, under
the direction of Miss Doris Thorneiy.
physical supervisor, accompanied by
music furnished by a piano, cornet and
drum, made of the May day exercises
an event that will cling to us for many
years as faint and as subtle as a breath
of Spring flowers.
Business houses closed for the after
noon, and the whole town and country
round, if crowds were a criterion,
gathered upon the hillside surrounding
the Amotan athletic field, as seats
placed around an natural amphitheater.
Some rode in automobiles.
lhe stage lacKed not for a proper
setting, the sky hovered above it clear
and blue, across the river, the hills
rose in soft sweeping lines proud of
their new greenness.
Fourteen hundred boys and trirls,
from the tiniest tots to the ponderously
learned seniors, took part in the fes
tlvities. The programme opened with
the grand march, and here the careful
training was evident, as the little
children and grown up youths wound
in and out through an intricate maze
The little tots of the first errade
sang the nursery rhyme we had almost
forgotten, about the wily mouse that
ran up the clock and then ran down
again. "Hickory, dickory, dock!"
Maypole dance was enacted
SPEEDERS PART WITH $183
Complaint Made About Number of
Youngsters Allowed to Drive.
The sura of J183 was paid in Munici
pal Court fines yesterday from the
purses of speeders, arrested in two
nights by Motorcycle Patrolman Frank
Following were the contributors and
the amounts each donated at the sug
gestion of Judge Langguth: Eugene
Krobb, ?20; Joe Mlckels, 20; E. S.
Shank, $15: Steve Ducan, ?20; Archie
Anderson, $20: D. C. Resser, shown the
-speeders cell" and fined S2o; Ed Wag
ner. $20: William Underwood, shown
the "speeder's cell" and fined $25: C.
K. Bruner. $18; C. H. Parrish, reckless
Phillip Holson and Frank Osbr.rn
were remanded to the Juvenile Court.
Patrolman Ervin says that the practice
or allowing immature and inexpert
enced youths to drive cars is becoming
the most vexing of the motorcycle pa
trolman s many problems.
around three great polos and was as
hard to keep track of as a three-ring
circus, but as they all did practically
the same tiling no one lost the beauty
of the dance, and certainly a May day
without a Maypole would be a dis
The flag baseball and dumbbell drills
were well done by the pupils of the
intermediate grades. The United States
Army setting-up drill was very clever.
presented by the Junior and senior
high school boys under the direction of
Robert Murray, the physical director.
The national folk dances were unioue.
The costumes were made by the pupils
themselves in the sewing room of the
new nigh school. The Dutch dance
was quaint. The small boys swung
the girls at the same time keeping their
wooden shoes on and in time with the
music. The little Gretchens looked as
if they might have lust stepped off of
cans of Dutch Cleanser, spick and span,
ready for the dance.
The Scotch danco was pretty and
neatly done, showing pome fine dancing
as the bare knees of the lassies pumped
up and down in regular bagpipe fash
ion. The Rusian dance . as quaint and
correct, perhaps lacking the steps of
a Pavlowa. Fair English daughters, in
pretty costumes and powdered hair,
gave their graceful dance, and the
gallent French were not forgotten.
Watching them with their gay steps
and listening to the lively air. one
could almost forget Verdun, and the
lilies, whose hearts are watered with
The Japanese dance was given by
Yone. No-o and Dorothy Shimomura.
local Japanese, with flowing costumes
of gay silk, which fluttered with everv
movement. A lone Chinese boy, Seid
Lun. gave the Chinese national dance,
to unharmonlous music It seemed.
As a grand finale came the dance
of the nations. The Amotan field was
filled with people of all lands, which
made a humane Maypole of the young
lady who was costumed as Columbia.
TENTS AROUSE PROTEST
PORTLAND HEIGHTS RESIDENTS
SAT COLOXT MA IIS DISTRICT.
L. H. Mcnefee. C. B. Simmons and John
82 In Aberdeen Eighth Grade.
ABERDEEN'. Wash.. May 13. (Spe
cial.) Eighty -two will complete the
eighth ffrade here on June 7. which is
the last day of the present school year.
The class is SO per cent larger than
ever before. In accordance with the
usual custom, no graduating exercises
will be held for the grammar-school
Rraduates. It is expected that the
High School registration next year will
Aberdeen Hotel to Bo Remodeled.
ABERDEEX, "Wash.. May 13. (Spe
cial.) The making of approximately
$10,000 worth of repairs to the Crescent
Hotel, which has been vacant for more
than a year, will be started here Mon
day, the plan being to remodel the
building- Into a first-class family hotel.
It will be opened as soon as possible.
Request for Additional Permit by Mrs.
A. C. Wells Stirs Opponents to
Residents of Portland Heights pro
pose to organize to fight the contin
uance of a tent colony on Heights Ter
race, provided the City Council fails
to force the removal of the tents as
requested by a large delegation of
property owners who appeared before
the Council Friday. They have branded
the tents as an eyesore to the district
and the city. The tents are owned and
rented by Mrs. A. C. Wells.
Last week Mrs. Wells filed an ap
plication with the City Council for a
permit to build another tenthouse. This
stirred the Portland Heights residents
into protesting before the Council
against the granting of an additional
permit and against the continuance of
the present tents where they are.
The City Commissioners agreed to
look into the matter and have not
granted the new permit.
Since then the feeling of the Port
land Heights people that an intrusion
unon their residential section should
not be tolerated,- has crystalized Into a
proposal to form an organization which
will wage a continual campaign until
the tents are removed.
The residents point to material dam
age to property values that they say
already has been incurred.
Among the residents of the Imme
diate vicinity who are up in arms
against the permission of such an eye
sore to exist are: Mrs. A. H Breyman,
W. J. Hawkins, O. W. Olsen. Joseph
Jacobberger. Mrs. Anna Park, Peter
Moor. Tom Richardson, E. D. Hoimap,
COMPANY B TO CELEBRATE
Military Events Will Be Staged at
Outing at Oswego.
-unitary stunts and athletics with
iree conee as a side issue will be
icaiures or a picnic of active and
veteran members of Company B. Third
infantry, Oregon National Guard, at
usweso. next Sunday. May 21. Elab
orate pians nave been made for a big
a special train for the nn r,r tfc
activities will leave Fourth and Yam
hill streets at 9:10 A. M. and oih.r
trains will run out at Intervals. Mili
tary stunts will be held during the
morning while the afternoon will be
given over to baseball and other sports
uu prises ior winners.
The people -of Oregon now have a
splendid opportunity to launch a new
i..i, in ilrur nlant cultivation, ac
cording to result of an investigation
campaign that has been carried on for
several months by William F. "Wood
ward, of the wholesale drug house, the
Clarke. Woodward Drug Company.
After conferring with several of the
most prominent drug brokers and
pharmaceutical chemists in the coun
try. Mr. Woodward i convinced that
the cultivation of digitalis, commonly
known as foxglove, would be profitable.
"In normal times the price of these
leaves is approximately 7 to 8 cents a
pound, according to quality, but at the
present time, due to the foreign situa
tion, the quotation of 90 cents a pound
Is current in New York," said Mr.
Possibilities Declared Bla".
"Of course, no one knows how lone
the present price will endure. We
couldn't expect it to for many years;
Kut tic the industry is under way in
Oregon I am satisfied that it would
add materially to our wealth. Fox-
glove grows luxuriantly in natural
state In Oregon and with a little culti
vation it would prosper into wonderful
"Physicians have to have digitalis of
a standardized quality; that is, it must
not vary. Digitalis is used as a heart
stimulant and is a highly necessary
adjunct to the drug business. E-ariy
June is the season of the year that it
an be gathered to best advantage.
"The boII and climate of Oregon make
this territory its natural habitat, ana
if we can only acquaint the Western
Oregon people of its medicinal qi ality
I am. certain they could make the In
dustry worth while. For many years
this drug has been coming from Eng
land and Germany, where labor has
been cheap, but now. because of the
war and the fact that women an chil
dren can gather foxglove with ease
and without physical handicaps, we
are in splendid position to launch the
Careful Study la Advised.
"Of course, we must make a careful
study of digitalis cultivation and not
expect to make too much profit at first.
Freight charges and brokerage profits
must be figured.
"There is already a steady market 1n
Oregon for cascara bark and Oregon
graDe root, and the development of
peppermint oil is no longer an expert
Mr. Woodward has received the fol
lowing opinion from Ell Lilly & Co.. of
"We have used some digitalis leaf
from Oregon and found it to compare
favorably with both English and Ger
man leaf. We have also grown some
digitalis from the Oregon seed and
have found that the leaf from this
cultivated drug also tests quito favor
"We seo no reason why this Oregon
supply of digitalis might not come into
common use and furnish practically the
Flower Stage Is Collection Time.
"As to the season of collection, the
early flowering stage of the plant is
most deeirable. The leaves should be
carefully collected, excluding stems and
other foreign plant parts, as well as
dry or discolored leaves. These leaves
should then bo quickly and carefully
cured under shelter. They may be
packed loosely in burlap bags or baled
and then covered with burlap or other
'Curing should be done in such
manner that leaves are not allowed to
erment or lie so thickly that they will
urn yellow or brown. An even bright
green color is highly deeirable in the
cured product. It should be carefully
understood by all collectors or shippers
that each lot of dried leaves must pass
a rigid test and examination as resards
general appearance, quality and
strength as indicated by one or more
of the usual physiological tests.
' While we ourselves are not in a po
sition to take a large quantity. It would
no doubt be worth your while to take
up the matter with one of the large
firms, such as P. E. Anderson &. Co., 99
John street. New York: Mcllvaln Broth
ers. Philadelphia, or Charles L. Huisk-
ing, 5 Piatt street. New York.
Demand Is Reported Llrse. .
"These firms should- be in a position
to give you some accurate figures on
the consumption of this drug in the
Charles L. Huisking writes as fol
lows: "As for the market for this
article. I beg to state that there Is al
ways a demand for it. and my own
opinion is that we are likely to see
high prices for this class of goods for
some years after the war Is over."
McTnvanie Brothers have written Mr.
VOTE 34- X BURTON
Restore Business and Prosperity
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VOTE 34- X BURTON
(Paid Advertisement. Burton Campaign
Committee, O. C. liortzmeyer. Mgr.)
Woodward to the effect that Lhey be
lieve the, demand will continue provld-
ne the quality of the Oregon leaves
meets the Government requirements.
P. E. Anderson &. Co. nave aavisea
Mr. Woodward that they use about five
tons of the leaves within the course oi
Grace Memorial Auxiliary Klects.
At a meeting of the women's
auxiliary of Grace Memorial Episcopal
Church, last Thursday, these oiiicers
were elected: Mrs. T. W. Berry, presi
dent; Mrs. W. V. Downard, secretary;
Mrs. J. C. Grady, treasurer; Mrs. O. W.
Taylor, corresponding secretary; Mrs.
Kendall, treasurer of united orterlng;
Mrs. Jenkins. Mrs. H. P. Dutton and
Mrs. T. F. Drake, executive committee.
K all way Official Resigns.
Asnoy c. Dickson, chief of the
stationery department of the Portland
Kallway. Llht & Power Company and
formerly with the collection depart
ment of the company, has resigned and
will Join the legal firm of Frederick
v. tioiman, counsel for the streetcar
company. Mr. Dickson Is an alumnus
of tne university of Oregon law school.
a. ts. aidianon. of the purchasing de
partment, will succeed Mr. Dickson as
neaa ot tne stationery department.
Alerdeen to Observe) Memorial Day.
ABERDEEN. Wash, May 13. (Spe
cial.) Preliminary plans are being
worKea out now by a number of com.
mittees for the annual observance here
of Memorial Sunday and Memorial day
on May 28 and May 30, respectively. C.
P. Li. Roberts. Civil War veteran.
chairman of the general arrangements
committee, and Is being assisted by 20
members of other patriotic orders.
Thompson, at the Falrmount Apart
ments. S!6 Eleventh street, on Saturday
morning, and rifled it of wearing ap
parel and a we1llng rinir. Krnent
Lamhert. at the Empress Hotel. 342
Stark street, also reports the theft of
olothlrta" an1 lewelry from M ronm.
Two Hams and Lard Are Stolen.
Footprints in the sawdust of P. M.
van Leer s butcher shop, S4 4 J wenty-
third street North, were the only clue
left by the thief who stole two hams
and two pails of lard from tho shop
at an early hour Saturday morning. A
thief rIso entered the room or ft. ".
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Photo by Bushnell.
J. F.. MAKERS IS A CAXDIDATI3 FOR
CIRCCIT JCDGK IX DEPT. ?IO. 3.
He is the logical candidate for that
office, as he has the age. education
and experience and the temperament
He has practiced law In Oregon for
37 years, has held the office of County
Judge and has lived in Portland for
the last 18 years, and Is well known
He has been indorsed by a number
of organizations and is gaining In
popularity every day, and is looked
upon as the winning candidate.
A vote for him will be a vole for
the right man. as he will bring to the
bench a ripened mind and mature Jung
ment, and all matters will be carefully
considered and acted upon without
fear or favor. Tho rich and the poor
will all receive the same considers
V. L Lightner
Head The Oregonian'3 classified ads.
Good roads and economical business
If re-elected will continua economi
cal policy, on the Job six days, morn
ing and afternoon, every week.
(This Adv. Paid by John F, WllsonU
, 5. . . .J. J
Fred W. Wagner
o. 114 on tbe Ballot
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142 X ANDY WEINBERGER
JtKl'l BLICA.N FOK CONSTABLE
Harry L. Idleman
Republican Caxftdate far Repreaeata.
Will draiui strict economy In th
administration of public affairs.
Favors lower taxes, a sensible, work
able plan for rural credits. Good
roads, especially for the benefit of
farmers. Laws to assure to labor, both
men and women, proper hours and liv
ing wages. Advocates Legislature con
vene every four years instead of two
Slogans STOP TUB LEAKS.
CPaid AdvertlseJBcaC .
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Fred A. Jacobs
Republican Candidate for
Chicago. 111.. June 7. 191"
Tklrd loxmsUaal District
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W. B. STEELE
FDR COUNTY CfflltNER
VOTE X. 123
Mr. Stf ai Irirt Countv "omtnt
ainrwr of Multnomali t.'ounty in lSi! by al
most a unanimous vot or !I th nVn tt
iho county. Dunne th tlm h hll offira
ho cond.ucte.1 liimnrlf In tui-h a manner aa
to rciv the conrnJn: ot th public ami
demonstrated thoroujchly his ability to prop
eriy tdmju!itr th dut.cts ot County Com-
Mr. im1b f rinp, knowlns hi qualt
fUationa, have induct1 him to bron a
cinilidat- in thl .-tlon. Th people of
Multnomah County will b xtrmely for-
unate it is elected "J arvre so
ured, for tha rc-Msou that It km oifXriult f
ltt able, pucresi-iul men of Mr. Steele
typ to consent to run lor otth.
Mr. Steele hus ben a resident and tax
payer of Multnomdli County tor mora thxn
;U yearn, and is mnrrie.i and a family
of nine chiidren. al residluc In Multnoiuari
Mr. PrJe hss expert knowledc of rr 4
building and rond cuntttruction. and. a 11
ba remembered ny many, was on or in
pioneers In the rood ruads movement of tht
county and state. In fa.'t. Mr. i-.tvlo built
the first hard-surface macadamized roa 'X
In Multnomah County.
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Norman S. Richards
Republican Candidate for State Rep
resentative. Vote No. 109 X.
DR. F. II. DAMMASCH
Established the Public Jlorrue. Saved
21 per cent to the Taxpayers by
BALLOT At" MB Kit 137.
Far Re-eleetloa t pta Bis Rcewi,