Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View This Issue
THE SUNDAY OREGONUN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
BOY SCOUTS GATHER
Seventh Anniversary of Organ
ization Is Celebrated.
BIG AFFAIR AT LIBRARY
About 40 Portland Patrols Aro Rep.
resented Total in State Is 12 Ov
Recital of Oath in Unison
Is Impressive Feature..
Exercises celebrating- the seventh
anniversary of Boy Scout organization
in America were held in Library Hall
last night, a crowd of record-breaking
proportions being in attendance. One
of the principal events was the ex
hlbltlon of Boy Scout films in which
were illustrated the various ways In
which members of this organization
have been of service, and have pro
vided themselves with pleasant and
A number of the exercises were fur
nished by members of the different
patrols residing in and around Port
land, about 40 of these subriivist
being represented. One of the morf
liuyreBHive events or me evening came
when the entire body stood up and
rclted the Boy Scout oath in unison.
Oath la Given.
The oath, which furnishes an ade
quate Idea of the Ideals to which Boy
Scouts are devoted is worded as fol
lows: "On my honor I will do my best
to ao my auty to my God and my coun
try, and to obey the Scout law; to help
otner people at all times: to keep my
self physically strong, mentally awake,
ana morally straight."
"The Boy Scouts of America have
scored a great achievement in the past
few years, having grown to be by far
the most considerable boys organiza
tions in the country. The local head'
quarters, which was established under
professional supervision last Summer,
has authority over Boy Scout troops
throughout the state, which number
about 120. The city troops, numbering
so, nave a membership of 800 boys.
The text book from which Boy
Scouts model their activities Is now In
its 15th edition, and is considered
one of the most valuable educational
works in the world. It was originally
prepared by a number of the pioneers
in Boy Scout work, who submitted
their proofs to all. the leading educa
tional authorities In the United States.
Book Widely Used.
The book was revised a number of
times, and. at length has been consid
ered the final authority In all matters
with which it deals. Beside being used
as a text by Boy Scouts in all of their
work, it is carried by forest rangers,
campers, mountain climbing clubs, In
cluding the Mazamas.
The activities of local scouts are di
rected by James E. Brockway, scout
executive. The others to whom the es
tablishment of a permanent organlza
tlon are due are as follows: President,
W. W. Cotton: vice presidents. Adolphe
Wolfe, S. Benson and Dorr E. Keasey;
treasurer, J. K. Gill; recording secre
tary, Charles F. Berg; executive com
mittee, C. K. Davis, Jr., chairman;
Charles F. Berg, L. Allen Lewis, H. D,
Angell, George L. Baker. C. D. Brunn,
Frank R. Kerr, A. J. Bale, Edward
Cookingham, C. C. Colt. Guy W. Talbot,
E. G. Crawford. J. Fred Larson, J. C.
English and Horace Mecklem.
ALL GRAIN MEN INVITED
LMIGE ATTENDANCE) DESIRED AT
' Railroads Offer Fare and One-Third
Rate for Round Trip and Im
portance of Event Asserted.
A large attendance of growers, farm
ers and dealers of the Northwest who
are interested in the question of Fed
eral standardization of grain Is 'ex
pected at the meeting of the Federal
Grain Standard Bureau in Portland on
Wednesday and Thursday, February 14
and 15, and the railways Into Portland
have agreed - to put on a "fare and
one-third" rate for round-trip tickets
so as to encourage attendance.
I'ortland has been granted ' a two
days' hearing as the headquarters of
the Pacific Northwest district in the
expectation that the largest attendance
of growers and dealers interested will
come to this city.
Seattle has been given one day, fol
lowing the hearing to be held in Port
land, and Spokane one day, following
the Seattle hearing.
Invitations to granges, the Farmers'
Union and similar organizations have
been sent out by the Chamber of Com
merce, and invitations have been sent
also to newspapers and to commercial
clubs throughout the territory.
Chairman Houser, of the grain stand
ards bureau of the Chamber of Com
merce, has asked all local dealers to
arrange their time so that they can
attend the hearings and the effort will
be made to have the attendance as
thoroughly representative as possible
so as to prove to the Federal repre
sentatives the interest taken by all
elements of trade in the new movement.
School Teacher to Enter Army.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Feb. 10 (Spe
cial.) Homer Cross, a school teacher,
has been recommended by Army ofi
cera for appointment to West Point as
a result of examinations recently taken
by him. In these Cross secured the
highest standing of any militiaman in
the state. Cross was captain of the
1313 high school football eleven and has
starred on several alumni teams since
graduating from high school.
GRAND OPERA SEASON IS
TO BE A GREAT EVENT
Coming of Boston Nationals Heralded Widely by Favorable Notices From
BROKE HIMSELF OF
A St. Louis Man Broke Himself of
Smoking Cigarettes and Chewing
by a Simple Home Remedy.
Harry Rlska,'a well-known resident
living at 2016 S. 11th St., broke him
self of the cigarette habit and chewing
with .a simple recipe that he mixed at
home. In reply 'to the question as to
what he used he made the following
statement: "I used simple recipe
which I mixed at home and which is
as follows: To 3 oz. of water add 20
grains of Muriate of Ammonia, a small
box of Varlex Compound and 10 grs.
of Pepsin. I took a teaspoonful three
times a day. Any druggist can mix
it for you at very little cost. .
"This recipe can be taken yourself or
given secretly to another In coffee, tea
or milk or In food, as it has no taste.
color or smell and Is perfectly barm
less." Adv ' 1
F ' " V ' - J
? i ' ' . :
f- - , ' ' ' . v'. .
r ' ' ... I
I " " f j
; - A t . . I
Kir- y 1
I - ,y j t 'i
. V ,(
i , v.w' V If f i . :
f, ' r v. x - t
X ' - - - - i 3
i Vrc r . -
S - . - ? , -
I Jr7u ' L-- if - - - i
n J : A
f : 4 j.
OF the highest Importance musi
cally, socially and educationally
Is the coming of the Boston-National
Grand Opera Company to this
olty, at the .Eleventh Street Playhouse,
Monday and Tuesday, March S and 6.
presenting "Aida.'V "Iris" and "Faust"
by. an organization of Internationally
Last year the Boston-National Grand
Opera Company, the largest operatic
or dramatlo company that has ever
toured this country, achieved a brilliant
success by presenting standard operas
in a manner mtherto possible only In
the largest cities in the world. For
the first time in the musical history of
Amanca opera patrons livlnc bevond
the gates of the metropolis are in a
position to attend grand opera In Its
nignest form. Now this season the
Boston-National Grand Opera Company
with its galaxy of celebrated artists,
including Mmes. Lulsa VHlanl, Maggie
Teyte. Mlura, Follis, Winietskaja and
Leveroni and Ms. Zenatello, Rlccardo
Martin. Tovia Klttay, Baklanoff, Chal
mers, Mardones and Gaudensl. will ar
rive with their forces strengthened.
their orchestra augmented and their
roster of musiolanly conductors.
Ourti Are Well Chosen.
The various operas presented hr the
Boston-National Grand Opera Company
"re cast witn que regard to the fitness
of the singers in an outward, as well as
an Inward way. With the Boston-National
one never sees a 200-pound Vio-
lena perishing with conaumntion in
Verdi's "Traviata," or a coughing MItiI
n i-A uonem" who Is a grandmother
In figure, or a clumsy PInkerton try
ing vainly to embrace a rotund Butter
fly. On the contrary, the stare. whn
occupied by the Boston-National Grand
upera company, abounds with youth
and freshness and personal charm.
Mme. Lulsa Vlllanl, the greatest of the
Italian dramatlo sopranos, la at the
ery senith of her career and her bril
liant voice and blstrlonlo skill have
made her the darling of the Italian
Mme. Tamakl Mlura. the tin v 'and
wonderful Japanese diva whose per
formances in "Madame Butterfly" have
electrified the United States and Eng
land, is still In her middle twenties and
in Toklo she was celebrated as a vreat
beauty. Mme. Mlura's powers and vo
cal perfection are of such magnitude
one is apt to forget that she la a per
fect type of Japanese woman. .
Miss Maggie Tyte. the alight and
pretty English soprano, has even found
her girlish loveliness a bar in her rise
to the topmost ranks of prima donnas.
Miss Teyte was always considered a
beautiful artist and now a unanimous
vote cries out that she is the best Mar
guerite In the last half century. Mme.
Maria Winietskaja, the handsome Rus
sian contraTto, and Mme,. Elvira Lever
oni, an Italian, and the stately Fran
cesca Peralta raise high the beauty
standards of the Boston-National Grand
Miss Dorothy Follis, a pupil of Jean
de Reszke, is advancing rapidly to the
front. She Is a young American with
a distinguished appearance and a dra
matic voice to Insure her success.
Men Also Well Chosen.
The men in the Boston-National
Grand Opera Company are being chosen
with the same Insistence on physical
requirements M. Giovanni Zenatello,
always an imposing figure, and M.
George Baklanoff, the handsome Rus
sian baritone. Especially strengthened
Is the Boston-National by the two lead
ing American artists, Rlccardo Martin,
the greatest of American tenors, whose
voice snd presence are so well adapted
to herolo roles, and Thomas Chalmers,
pre-eminent among the American bari
tones, who belongs to the finest type
of American manhood; and Jose Mar
dones, often called the greatest living
basso, and Vlrgilio Lazzarl, the Italian
basso, and Giuseppe Gaudenzt, the
tenor, are vigorous artists in their
BIG QUESTION IS UP
Musicians Want Pay When
Admission Is Charged.
CONCERTED MOVE POSSIBLE
Sentiment Is That Pnbllo Affairs
at AVhich Profit Is Made Should
Make Allowances to Musi
cians Vho Give Services.
There have been quiet discussions
going on for some time nmong pro
fessional musicians of tills city as to
whether they should not insist on feeB,
when called on to eing or play at
public concerts, recitals, club events,
etc., at which admission money is
charged. The matter was talked about
recently at meetings of the Portland
district of the Oregon State Music
Teachers' Association, but no decision
has so far been made.
It is agreed that musicians shall sing
or play without fees for charity, or
purposes of benevolence.
No musician Interested would con
sent to, be interviewed, and many re
quests were made that the matter be
"kept quiet" until a settled policy be
Musicians Can't Live on Air.
"'I have received an expensive musical
education," said one musician. "I have
been taught in Europe and the East,
and naturally, iiave to make myUvlnjt
I can't live on air and Thank you.' Too
many public affairs in this city are
'free shows,' which yield no money to
the musician who has to pay for cloth
ing, food, house and studio rent, taxes,
etc Of course, most of our money is
received through teaching, but fees
for appearances at publio events ought
to he paid to us.
"I was asked to sign a paper by
which I pledged myself not to alng at
publio affairs at which admission Is
charged, but I refused," said a singer.
"I have friends who are members of a
club, and I like to sing to them when
ever I care to do so, without charging
a fee. The club dues to members are
so cheap that they could not pay me
even If I so desired. The proposition
Is to charge $10 for each publio ap
pearance as soloist, with a charge of
$2.60 for accompanist. It is proposed
also to ask a fee of $5 for singing at
funerals. Not one of us wants to charge
for singing or playing at charity af
fairs." Clnb Gets Money) Musician None.
At two or three Portland clubs, with
women members, a charge of 25 cents
each is at present ' asked from all
strangers, non-members. It is this
charge of 25 cents that the profession
al musicians object to when asked to
appear professionally, without their
being paid. Some club presidents say
that fees cannot be paid to musicians
appearing on club programmes unless
club dues are advanced to all members,
and that nothing In the shape of ad
vanced club dues is welcome just now
In the face of demands of higher costs
A Great Development
The automobile business is now one of America's leading industries.
Its tremendous resources, accomplishments, payrolls and money
invested run into billions of dollars.
Both in quality and quantity American made motor cars now
lead the world. "
The great Willys-Overland plants a veritable industry in itself
have played a leading part in this development.
Although in existence only eight years, The Willys-Overland
Institution now is second in the world in point of pro
duction. The latest and greatest Willys-Overland development now offers
the nation a comprehensive line of cars built by one
This is the most advanced step of the industry.
It means greater economies; better cars at a relatively lower,
cost to you.
Come in and see the new line.
Touring ... S665
Roadster . . 3650
Country Club . $760
Light Six ' Willys-Knight
SS50 Touring . . . $935 Four Touring . $1285
$S3T Roadster . . $970 Four Coupe. . 1650
S1250 Coupe . . . $1385 Four Sedan . . $1950
$1450 Sedan . . . $15So Four Limousine $1950
liigbt Touring . $1950
AS prices . o. b. Toltdo and Mubjwct to ehana without notfc
OVERLAND PACIFIC, Inc.
Broadway at Davis St. Phone Broadway 3535
The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio
. Manufacturers of Willys-Knight and Overland Automobiles
and Light Commercial Cars
"Made In U. S. A.2
RETAILERS TO MEET
Eleventh Annual State Mer
chants' Convention Set.
FEBRUARY19 TO 21 IS DATE
Prominent Officials, Including Gov
ernor and Mayor, on List of
Speakers and Plans for En
tertainment Are Arranged.
The 11th annual convention of the
Oregon Retail Merchants' Association
will be held in this city February
The three days' session will be de
voted to a series of trade discussions
that will reach Into every phase of
merchandising. G. C. Barlow, of War
renton, president of the association,
has issued Invitations to merchants In
all parts 'of the state, and It is prob
able that merchants of Idaho and
Washington will attend the convention
In the list of speakers are state and
municipal officials. Governor Wlthy
combe will be one Of the speakers at
the opening day's session, and Mayor
Albee will also talk. Mayor Bell, of
Eugene; William F. Woodward, Mrs.
G. W. McMath and others will be on
Besides the trade discussions and the
other business pertinent to -the trade
that will be discussed, the visiting
merchants will be guests of several of
the wholesale houses.
February 20 at 12:30 P. M. Albers
Bros. Milling Company will give a
luncheon to the visiting merchants at
Its plant. The luncheou will be fol
lowed by an Inspection of the plant.
The closing day a luncheon will be
given by the Pacific Coast Biscuit
Company at its plant. The invitation
has been extended by the manager of
the company, A. J. Bale.
The afternoon of the last day of the
session, if the weather permits, a trip
up the Columbia Highway will be
O. W. Mielke. of the Blake-McFaU
Company, Is chairmen of the entertaln-
ment committee. The other members
of the committee are: George Law
rence. Jr., F. s. West, of the Goodyeat
Rubber Company; Frank Spencer, of
Allen & Lewis, and Robert Bain, of
Closset tt Devers.
FRANCHISE ACTION IS DUE
Carver Jitney Ordinance to Come
Up for Final Action.
The first of three franchises sought
by Stephen Carver providing for a
clty-wlde Jitney service will be before
tho City Council for final action on
Wednesday. This franchise covers
routes through the southeastern part
of the city. Two other franchises cov
ering the rest of the city will be up for
passage about two weeks later.
On being passed the franchises will
enter Into a 60 days referendum period,
during which time the referendum may
be Invoked, holding it up until after
election. If no referendum is invoked,
service shall start at the end of the
It has been rumored that the Jitney
Drivers' Union plans a referendum
against .the franchise.
FIRE ESCAPES ARE URGED
Mr. Baker Had Safety Measure for
Bank at Burns Klects Officers.
CRANE. Or.. Feb. 10 (Special.).
The directors of the First National
Bank at Bevens Just elected are: J. D.
Daly, president; George A. Smythe,
vice-president; J. L, Gault. cashier, and
A. C. welcome, assistant cashier. Mr.
Gault reported that the business of the
First National Bank Increased consid
erably la thft past ysax
Commissioner Baker's ordlnanee re
quiring iron firs escapes on at least
two sides of every school building
more than one story In height will be
before the City Council Wednesday.
The measure hss been prepared by
City Attorney LaRoche and has the ap
proval of Fire Marshal Stevens.
'It is said there are several school
buildings two stories in height which
have fire escapes only on one side.
Such a condition Is held to be
dangerous, particularly In face of the
fact that the fire stations on the Fast
Side are not equipped with ladders
long enough to reach the second-story
windows' in all cases.
More Postmasters Chosen.
OREGONIAN NRWS BUREAU, Waeh
ingon, Feb. 10. The following fourth
class postmasters have been appointed
In Oregon: Jennie Glenger, Cotton
wood, vine A. I. Wright, resigned:
A Icy J. Pullen, Lonerock, vice J. W.
Carrlce. resigned; Ella M. Cree,
Pleassnt Hill, vice O. J. Hull, resigned;
Ed I. Southworth Seneca, vice M. South-
worth, resigned: Isaac Bluraauer. Cake,
Malheur County, new office.
Recommend Feruna To
Mrs. wnilam H. Hlnchliffe. No. 20
U;rtl Sl Bsvsrly. Mass, writoai? n Lists.
have taken four bottles of Perana,
and I can say that It haa 'done ma
a creat-deal of good for catarrh of
the head and throat. X recommend
Peruna. to all sufferers with catarrh.
I do not think I ever felt much bet
ter. I am really surprised at the work
I can do. I do not think too much
praise .can be said for Peruna."
Our booklet, telling you how-to keetf
well, free to a"lU
Those who object to liquid medl
olnes can now proeur Peruna. Tab
Compelled to Abandon
His Ministerial Work
Had Suffered Terribly for Days
and Was as Weak as
The eminent lecturer. Rev. Ellwood R.
Aekerly, who Is In charge of the First
M. E. Church at Montgomery, N. Y,
says. "I had suffered terribly for days
and was as weak as a child. The doc
tors did not help me any and I had to
abandon all ministerial work, when in
answer to prayer, I believe, I was di
rected to take Frultola and Traxo.
After tklng the first dose of Frultola Z
was relieved of a large number of gall
stones. I am now taking Traxo and am
delighted to testify that my energy hss
returned arfd I feel like a new man."
Frultola and Traxo are compounded
from the original Edsall formulas at
the Plnus laboratories at Montlcello,
111., and can be purchased In drug
REV. ELLWOOD R. ACKERLT. necessary. Frultola Is a oure fruit oil
that acts as an Intestinal lubricant and disintegrates the hardened particles
that cause so mucn suiiering, discharging the accumulated waste, to the suf
ferer's intense relief. One dose Is usually sufficient to indicate its efflcaoy.
Traxo Is a tonic-alterative that Is most effective to rebuild and restore the
weakened, rundown system. ,
A booklet of special interest to those who suffer from stomach trouble can be
obtained by writing to the Plnus Laboratories, Montlcello, Illinois.
I'i. " V
t X. - - - " !'
i amy vif- -rh-ftvi smi 1tii-' A-"- -Av..v.Y,-.,y t -ft-f-t vir-g --M-yfl Ad
THOUSANDS HAVE KIDNEY
TROUBLE AND DON'T KNOW IT
Weak and unhealthy kidneys canae
so much sickness and suffering and
when through, neglect or other eannes
kidney trouble n permitted to con
tinue nerloua reaults may be expected.
Your other orsrana may need atten
tionbut your ttldneya ahould have
attention first because tarlr work is
If you feci that your kldneya are the
iuae of your alrWacMN or run-dowm
condition, commence taKlna Dr. Kll-
mer'a Swamp-Root, the crcat kidney,
liver and bladder remedy, bceauae if
It proves to be the remedy you need
and your kidneys begin to Improve
they will help all the other organs to
Hrevaleney of Kidney Dlaense.
Most people do not realize the
alarming Increase and remarkable
prevslency of kidney disease. While
kidney disorders are among the most
common diseases that prevail, they are
almost the last recognixed by patients,
who usually content thematelvea with
doctoring the effects, while the orig
inal 'disease constantly undermines the
SPfcX'l AI. NOTK You may obtain a sample size bottle of Swamp-Root by
enclosing ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. This gives you
the opportunity to prove the remarkable merit of this medicine. They will
also send you a book of valuable information containing many of the thou
sands of grateful letters received from men and women who u.y they
found Swamp-Root to be JuBt the remedy needed In kidney, liver and blad
der troubles. The value and success of Swatnp-Root are bo well known that
our readers are advised to send for a sample size bottle. Address Dr. Kilmer
& Co, Binghamton, N. V. Be sure to say you read this offer in Tho
Portland Sunday Oreso&iao. .
A Trial Will Convince Anyone.
Thousands of people have testified
that the mild and immediate effect of
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver
and bladder remedy. Is soon realized
and that It stands the highest for Its
remarkable results in the most dis
Symptoms of Kidney Trouble.
Swamp-Root Is not recommended for
everything, but If you suffer from an
noying bladder troubles, frequently
passing water night and day, smarting
or irritation In passing, brick-dust or
sediment, headache, backache, lame
back, dizziness, poor digestion, sleep
lessness, nervousness, heart disturb
ance due to bad kidney trouble, skWi
eruptions from bad blood, neuralgia,
rheumatism, lumbago, bloating, irri
tability, worn-out feeling, lack of am
bition, maybe loss of flesh or tallow
complexion, kidney trouble In Its worst
form may be steallug upon you.
Swamp-Root la Pleaaant to Take.
If you sre already convinced that
Swamp-Root is what you need, you
can purchase the regular fifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles at all drug