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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIATs', PORTXAXD, MAY 28, 1016.
RAILWAY TO BRING
GIRLS TO FESTIVAL
SOME OF THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO WILL, BE GUESTS OF O.-W. It. & N.
COMPANY ROSE FESTIVAL
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Party From Many Points of
Northwest.to be Guests ot
O.-W. R. & N. Company.
MANY ACCEPT INVITATION
Jjllcky Ones Either Are Working in
Offices of Company, or Are Rel
atives of Employes Custom
Established Year Ago.
In compliance with, the custom es
tablished a year ago, the O.-W. , R. &
K. Company has arranged to entertain
b. party of young women livins In va
rious parts of the Northwest as Its
Kuests during the approaching Hose
These young women Invariably are
associated closely In one way or an
other with the company Itself. Either
they are employed by the company or
are the daughters, sisters or wives of
Invitations have been sent to at least
one such young woman at each of a
number of Important points on the sys
tem. They will be brought Into Port
land on transportation issued by the
company and its officials. A series of
pleasant entertainments has been
planned in their honor.
Under guidance of a corps of chap
erons and women attached to the gen
eral offices in Portland, they will see
all the sights of the Festival, and. in
deed, will participate In some of the
Luncheons, sight-seeing expeditions
and theater parties will serve to oc
cupy their time while they are here.
A tour of the general offices of the
company in the Wells-Fargo 'building
aJso is a part of the programme.
Following is a partial list of the
young women who have accepted the
Miss Ethel "White, Aberdeen; Miss
Pansy Coats, Olympia; Miss Dorothy
Wilson, Tacoma, Miss Myrtle Fergu
son, Condon; Miss Bessie Huddleston.
Heppner; Miss Dorcas De Witt, Hood
River; Miss Emma Kasberger, The
Dalles; Mrs. H. B. Minnick, Umatilla;
Miss ylpha Freeman, Centralia; Miss
Avis Putnam, Huntington; Miss Leo
lete King, La Grande; Miss Roma Ja
cobsen. La Grande; Mrs. Grace Trum
bull, Joseph; Miss Edna Hamilton,
Reith; Miss Elizabeth Sheppard, Baker;
Miss Wilma Oesterling, La Grande;
Miss Mabel Folson. Elgin; Miss Olive
Wilson, Pendleton; Miss ' Madeline
Walker, "Waltsburg; Miss Grace Har
den. Milton; Miss Agnes Ferrlng, Star
buck; Miss Clara Blake, Pomeroy; Miss
Helen Ross, Wallula; Miss Elizabeth
Keelan, Walla Walla; Miss Martha
Wright. Walla Walla; Miss Myrtle Hig--gans.
Walla Walla; Miss Nellie Nelson,
Weston; Miss Mabel Mathls, North Yak
ima; Miss Elsie O'Neil, Spokane; Miss
Bessie Nyqulst, . Rockford; Miss La
vaughn Burge, Tekoa; Miss Hazel
Brakeblll, Colfax; Miss Irene Veile.
Wallace; Miss Georgia Reynolds, Har
rison; Miss Vera McDonald, Dlshman;
Miss Gayle Roberts, Astoria; Miss Jane
Lillian O'Brien. Seattle.
DECISION IS DDE SOON
FINAL ARGUMENTS IN KEKCHES
CASE! ARE HEARD.
Manual Training Supervisor la Accused
of Being Too Liberal In Moral
J mad Religions Views.
After weeks, during which much evi
dence was taken bearing on charges
preferred against John L. Kerchen. su
pervisor of manual training In the Port
land schools, by his subordinates, his
fate rests with the Board of Education.
Arguments by attorneys for Mr. Ker
chen and the instructors bringing the
charges were made before the Board at
a special meeting last Friday night.
Just when the decision of the Board
will be known in the matter has not
been made public The directors have
given no intimation of the opinions
they have formed after listening to a
mass of testimony submitted to them at
a series of special night meetings, which
varied from direct accusations as to
Mr. Kerchen's fitness for the position
he holds to the warmest indorsement of
him as a man and as a supervisor.
Witnesses were brought to the hear
ings by the accusing instructors In Mr.
Kerchen's staff, and a very large num
ber came to testify In his behalf. On
the stand in his own defense Mr. Ker
chen scattered the charges brought
against him to a large extent, but Just
what view of his right to retain his
position the directors will take re
Arguments against Mr. Kerchen were
that he is too liberal in his views as to
religious, moral and educational mat
ters to be retained as a unit in the
Portland school system. It was alleged
he held immoral views, which he spread
among his teaching staff; that his re
ligious tenets were far from orthodox,
and that his doctrines were disturbing
to patrons of the schools who cling to
religious teachings of an accepted type.
In defense it was argued that the
charges against Mr. Kerchen savored of
middle-age persecution; that his re
ligious beliefs were matters that af
fected his own conscience only, since he
did not impress them upon the pupils
in the schools. It was alleged that the
because of personal pique on the part
of disgruntled instructors who failed
to -a-ln favors from him they had
Whether or not the Board of Educa
tion will accept Mr. Kerchen's explana
tion of the charges or will adopt the
viewpoint of his accusers is expected to
tie made known at an early meeting of
the Board. Much interest in the case,
because of its unusual nature, has been
ROAD WORKER IS KILLED
William Burke Dies From Injuries
Received From Rock Crusher.
WOODLAND. Wash., May 27. CSpe
rial.) William Burke was instantly
killed about 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon at the county rock crusher, about
two miles north of Woodland, when
en Iron crow bar that he was using In
feeding the crusher was caught by one
of the buckets on the conveyor and
crashed against the left side of his
bead. Death was instantaneous. Mr.
Burke was supervisor of road district
ICo. 6 and was having rock crushed to
be used on the Woodland-Green Moun
tain road when the accident happened.
Tio blame can oe attacnea to anyone.
Mr. Burke was the son of James
Burke, of Martins Bluff, and was aged
about 55. He was a widower and
leaves a grown son and daughter be
sides his lather and a. large number ol
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brothers and sisters. He was a mem
ber of Woodland Lodge. No. 138, I. O.
O. F. The funeral will be under the
auspices of that lodge with interment
at the Martins Bluff Cemetery at 1:30
P. M., Sunday.
MORE DISTRICTS PLANNED
Union No. 2 May Add Store Schools
to Present Combination.
G RE SHAM, Or., May 27. (Special.)
Considerable Interest is being ihows
in the matter of adding seven more
districts to the five now composing
the Union District No. 2, and It i3 a
probability that before the next school
year begins. In September, the section
will include 12 public school districts,
and an addition of four more rooms
will have to be made to the present
building to accommodate the now large
The districts which will be asked to
Join the Union district are: Falrvlew,
Troutdale, Rockwood. Orient. Lusted.
Cottrell and Victory, and Troutdale
district already has signified its wil
lingness to enter the Union district
Unless more territory can be added to
the district and more rooms built on
the present building, it will be neces
sary to exclude outsiders from the
school next year.
MANY LAWS HAMPER
Edgar H. Sensenich Delivers
Address to Bankers.
CAPITAL FEARS OREGON
MURDER HEARING IS SET
Charles Meyer, Convicted at Van
couver, Asks Xew Trial.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 27. (Spe
cial.) Hearing for a new trial bf
Charles Meyer, convicted of murder in
the second degree at the recent term
of the Superior Cpurt, will be held be-
iore juage it. tu uacx, monaay morning.
J. L. Sutherland, attorney for Meyer,
in the petition asking a new trial, al
leged errors in the instructions by the
judge to the Jury, the exclusion of
certain evidence by the court, and nine
other irregularities. If a new trial is
not granted by Judge Back, an appeal
will be taken to the Supreme Court,
Mr. Sutherland . said today.
Meyer is to receive his sentence Mon
rORTLAND ARTIST WILL
LEAVE SOON TO MAKE HER
HOME IN THE EAST.
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Photo Mark ham Studio.
Mrs. Adelaide Archibald Lowden.
After a residence of about two
years in Portland, Mrs: Adelaide
Archibald Lowden will leave on
June 10 to take up her residence
In the Bast. She will- go first to
her ranch at Underwood, Wash.,
and will then go on a sketching
tour of Southern Oregon and the
Mrs. Lowden has sent a large
number of paintings of Oregon
scenery to Boston and other
Eastern cities. Her orders have
been framed In Portland and have
been sent East all ready to hang.
Efforts to Relieve TTnemployed Are
Useless, Says ' Banker, When
Legislation Drives Em
ployer From the State.
Too much legislation and too much
unnecessary Inspection are combining
to keep new capital and new indus
tries out of Oregon, said Edgar H.
Sensenich, cashier of the Northwestern
National Bank, of Portland, before
members of group two of the Oregon
State Bankers Association at Inde
pendence last week.
"It can be denied no longer that
among Investors and in the financial
and 'business world the impression pre
vails that we lack stability and states
manship in governmental affairs." said
Mr. Sensenich. "The truth of the mat
ter is that there is ample foundation
for the unfavorable impressions and
that We are overly and badly governed.
Laws, regulations and rulings in count
less numbers are placed on. the books
by the Legislature and by the people
through the initiative. Business en
terprises are regulated and hampered
by the rulings of commissions, ap
pointive in character, but Invested with
law-making powers by the Legislature
to whom such powers have been in
trusted by the people. Frequently the
rulings of these commissions are large
ly formulated and enforced by one em
ploye, who may be too idealistic and
Impractical. Many of our Govern
mental departments employ agents or
inspectors, each of whom assumes law
making powers and enforces his tem
peramental rulings without proper
opportunity for rehearing or review.
The manager of one of Portland's larg
est hotels has furnished me with a list
of the inspectors who have made in
spections of various departments of
ihe hotel- company under their super
Dozen Officials Make Visits.
"The list includes the following:
"Game inspector. . .
"Dance hall inspector.
"The list dots not include representa
tives of the National Government, the
Sheriff's office, the police and the fire
departments, who are also sufficiently
friendly and interested to make oc
"One Portland plant employing con
siderable help has recently concluded
to move across the Columbia, and an
other. I am told, has decided to do the
same because of the inconsiderate rul
ings of one of our commissions. The
rulings of this same commission have,
I am informed, greatly handicapped
one of our manufacturing concerns In
its efforts to compete with similar
concerns in other states and the rulings
have been of such a special character
the concern haa had difficulty in meet
ing competition from a competitor in
our own state to which the rulings did
Philadelphia's Example ' Cited.
"It is useless to endeavor to relieve
the unemployed where by legislation
or regulation we keep out or drive out
the employer. It is useless to endeavor
to obtain capital for construction or
development purposes if by legislation,
regulation or taxation we depress the
value of Investment or make the
chances of an adequate Income return
"Tears ago I heard an aged mer
chant, one of Philadelphia ablest, say
that the contest for supremacy between
Philadelphia and New York ended on
the day when the Pennsylvania Legis
lature reduced the legal rate of in
terest in that state to 6 per cent in
face of the fact that the legal rate
in the state of New York remained at
7 per cent. This advantage of 1 per
cent immediately diverted foreign cap
ital to New York and Its industries
and population soon assumed a lead
which has never been overcome. If
the legislation reducing an Interest
rate to the extent of but 1 per cent
proved such a handicap to the growth
of Philadelphia, how greatly must the
growth of Oregon be handicapped by
our motley assortment of laws, regu
lations and rulings, which have been
so numerous and unhappy as to be
come not a comedy, but a tragedy, of
Remedies Are Suggested.
"It may be unfair to present criti
cisms without at the same time pro
posing remedies, and I therefore sub
mit for your consideration the fol
lowing: "First The lawmakers, whether in
the Legislature of the state or in city
or county council or commission should
give more attention to the study of
approved legislation which has been
adopted In other states and communi
ties, and less attention to the develop
ment and putting into effect of pet
theories for the immediate betterment
of all mankind.
Second The use of the initiative
should be restricted in several re
spects, of which the following seem to
me to be the more important.
"(a) The percentage of registered
voters necessary to initiate a measure
should be greater.
"(b) It should be made a criminal of
fense to buy signatures to a petition
at a certain price per name, a method
of securing names too frequently pur
sued. It should be Just as great a
crime to buy a petition signature as
to buy a vote.
"(c) When an initiative measure has
been defeated by the votes of the peo
ple, the initiation of the same or a
similar measure should not be permit
ted until a reasonable length of time
thereafter. This restriction would
limit the constant recurrence of the
single tax question which has been on
several occasions voted down so de
cisively by the people of Oregon.
"Third The lawmaking powers of
PIONEER OF ISM WHOSE
DEATH RECALLED EARLY
DAYS IS OREGON.
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Mrs. Susan Downs MeXulty.
Mrs. Susan Downs McNulty,
who died May 6, was the widow
of Captain McNulty, a pioneer
steamboatman of the Northwest.
He was captain of the O. R. & N.
boats Idaho and Oneonta and of
the old "Belle," that traversed
the upper river in 1856. Mrs.
McNulty crossed the" plains in
1852. The couple married in
Portland in ! 1854. For many
years Mrs. McNulty lived in The
Dalles, where she was a member
of The Dalles Congregational
Church. At her funeral service
Dr. D. V. Poling, her former
pastor, officiated. Four of her
children survive her. They are
Mrs. Mary Half pap, of Portland;
Louise, Henry and Margaret Mc
Nulty, of The Dalles.
What Are YOU Doing
to Get Ahead to Own
a Home of Your Own?
It takes 4 'decision' ' to win battles.
Procrastination never produced progress.
You know that you should own your own
home, but have you let little obstacles
stand in the way of your start?
It has been a general rule that the man
who continues to rent never does own a
home and usually at the end of a term
of years has less money than the man
who started in to buy his home.
The Ladd Thrift Plan
offers such an opportunity to Portland families
by allowing payments to be made like rent that a
man can no longer make excuses to his own con
science that he cannot afford to buy a home.
A home means much more than can be calculated
in dollars and cents. Read the biographies of suc
cessful men and you will find what a prominent
part the home has played in their lives.
The Ladd Thrift Plan is based on true thrift laying
aside systematically, getting ahead every month, every year. 9
If you haven't gotten right down to figures MXlL
plan it can only be because you do not
as yet realize what an opportunity
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Kiease send me your
Decide now that you will learn all
about this plan by sending in
booklet "Speaking of Your
.ft Home which explains the.
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Laaa inriTt Kian as il applies to .
the property I have checked below.
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2cond Floor-Tul. and Truit Bid
appointive commissions should be re
stricted and a run opportunity lor a.
review of the rulings and regulations
A tit nmmi.aitna ttfrkrA dulv elect
ed representatives of the people should
"I believe the people are awaken-
of thoughtless and inconsiderate legis
lation ana regulation, ana 1,0 mo cau
tn at mis awaitening may ue uuinou
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Tnia is an urgeni ouiy w o owo -j wri
gon. in the greatness of whose future
I have a faith that Is profound."
ROSE SHOW IS ARRANGED
Festival to Be Conducted at Forest
Grove Jane 1 7.
FOREST GROVE. Or., May T. (Spe-
n 1 I ITnrMit flfAr. will Vl AV & ROSO
Show June 17, under the direction of
the Forest Grove Woman s jiud.
A nmnlat, nrrtffr.mmfl hlj been
.jreparel. This will Include a parade
in the morning oi oecoraiea b-ulub bhu
other vehicles, horseback riders, bi
cycles, motorcycles, floats of fraternal
orders and private Individuals or firms.
In the afternoon there will be a baby
parade' of little girls from 4 to 8 years
old, pushing aecoratea oou ouggie,
and one for boys with miniature wheel
barrows. In the contest for a slogan
C. N. Johnson, a farmer living near
town, and a former Mayor of the city,
won the prize with "The fairest that
grows, the Forest Grove rose
Tlirnrlnic on an sveraire of four peraont
to each car, which is conaarvativa, thara ara
8.000.000 penpla In thi. country In dally en-
A Little Blossom
To Delight iho Homo
"When It Is known that In the near
future the home is to be blessed with a
Dew arrival the ftrst
thought th o u 1 d . b
This is an external
remedy gently appMed
over the stomach mus
cles. It makes them
firm "and pliant; they
expand naturally with
out undue strain. It
removes from the
nerves those influ
ences which are re
sponsible for much of
the naln incident ta tha
period of expectancy. It Is for this reason
that much of the distress such as mornln
sickness is avoided. All prospective fathers
should see to It that the expectant mother
is provided with a bottle of "Mother's
The directions are simple. Get It at any
Hrag store. It is applied by the expectant
mother herself. It penetrates deeply and af
fords quick and splendid relief in a most
ratifying manner and reflects a physical
betterment to the nervous disposition of the
baby. Don't fail to (ret a bottle of "Mother's
Friena- today and then write Bradfleld Reg
ulator Co, 41 Lunar Bldcv, Atlanta, Ga,
for a pretty little book brimful of informa
tion for expectant mothers. Jtlii delight
to rss4 Jt,
RIDE ON THE TWIN LINERS WITH THE SPEED
OF AN EXPRESS TRAIN
SS. Great Northern Northern Pacific
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
BEGINNING JUNE 1
S. S. Northern Pacific Sails for San Francisco Sat-. May 27.
EXTRA COMFORTS WITHOUT EXTRA FARE. FARES
INCLUDE BERTH AND MEALS.
THROUGH SLEEPING CARS to the ships sides, Flavel,
from Vancouver, B. C; Seattle and Tacoma, via Great North
ern Ry. and from Seattle and Tacoma via Northern Pacific
Ry. Similar service northbound.
Low round-trip excursion fares to San Francisco daily
June 10. Low rates to Los Angeles for Knights Templar
conclave June 12 to 20.
North Bank Ticket Office 5th and Stark. Bwdy 920, A 667 L
Ours are the cheapest because the best, fitted by experts
and guaranteed to hold. Seeley's Spermatic Shield Truss
usually closes the opening in 10 days. Sold only by
Laue Davis Drug Co.
Third and Yamhill Sts., Portland, Or.