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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1017.
DRAMATIC COURSE AT STATE UNIVERSITY
IS ATTRACTING CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION
Term Extended to Three Tears and Instruction Mad Broader, so That Professionals Are Being Enrolled The
Equipment Said to Be of Best and Local Playwrights Hare Advantage of Seeing Their Work Blossom.
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BY HAROLD HAMSTREET. '
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugrene.
Feb. 17. (Special.) Since the
completion of Guild Hall, the
"Little Theater" of the university. In
the Fall of 1915, students in the
courses of dramatic interpretation and
production nave been able tto accom
plish results equal to those of the
larger universities of the West and
Middle West. According to Professor
A. F. Reddie, head of the dramatic de
partment, the equipment is as good as
any found on the Coast, due to the care
ful selection and maintenance by the
The courses as have been presented
by Professor Reddie and Dr. E. S.
Bates, now of the English, department,
have been broad enough to give espe
cial training to maor students of prac
tically every department of the univer
sity curriculum. At the present time
there are majors from 13 departments,
not including those taking special
work. This increase of interest in the
study and presentation of the drama
has made necessary within the last
year an enlargement of the courses.
Coarse Is for Three Years.
A three-year course is now offered
instead of two. as was formerly given.
The first year's work consists of gen
eral preparation, including voice cul
ture, gestures and character work.
During this work scenes' from familiar
plays are given at each meeting, that
the students may have experience in
appearing on the stage.
The second year's course teaches the
technique of the drama and its pre
sentation with practical stage experi
ence and the making; of public
The third year is turned over to
Ti I w nrrtrillp.tlrtna nf nlavn fn. Vi
purpose of various college functions
Training of thisnature has attracted
to the university students who have
had experience in other schools and in
professional lines; Mrs. Rosalind Bates,
of Eugene, who has worked with Paul
Gilmore, of New York; Charles W.
Prim, of Medford, from the "movies"
In California, and Earl Fleischmann,
JUDGE M'BRIDE TELLS OF
,WAR DAYS IN WASHINGTON
Meeting and Association With Abraham Lincoln Related and Sidelights
Thrown on Great Emancipator's Personality.
IF ONE had been watching the crowd
gathered about the Overland stage
at The Dalles. n the Fall of 1S63.
one might have seen .two men enter
the lumbering vehicle and take their
eats for the long ride to Boise. The
older of the two was Benjamin F. Har
ding, lately appointed Senator from
Oregon to take the place of General
E. D. Baker, killed the year before at
the battle of Ball's Bluff. The younger
man. just turned 0. dark-eyed, dark
haired, and his wide felt hat giving
him the picturesque look of a poet,
was John R. McBride, the new. Con
gressman. These two gentlemen were
on their way to Washington to enter
the Congress of Abraham Lincoln.
Such a journey even in that day was
one not to be lightly considered. In
deed, so great were the hazards and
hardships of a route that lay through
the gorges of the Rocky Mountains
and frequently through regions in
fested by hostile Indians that the part
ing between the young man and his
family In the old home in Yamhill
County had all the solemnity of a last
In the younger man's case, at least
there .was certainly consistency in his
entrance into a legislative body the
majority of whqse members were Re
publicans and the policies those of a
Republican administration. Six years
previously, at the age of 24, he had
served as secretary of a meeting held
in Yamhill County to organize the Re
publican party in Oregon, and in the
following year he had been elected to
the convention called to frame the con
stitution of Oregon the only straight
Republican elected to that body.
Throughout the campaign preceding
Oregon's admission into the Union, the
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it r " ' yj
of Eugene, whe played with Professor
Reddie on a Chautauqua circuit last
Students showing exceptional ability
in playwriting have had the pleasure
of seeing- their own plays produced.
many of them meeting with great suc
cess, such as those written by Mrs
Bates, Mrs. Sally Allen, of Eugene, and
Miss Bess Colman, of Portland.
Last Spring, under the supervision
burning issue of which was whether
it should be a free or a slave state,
the young man had voiced his unalter
able opposition to the institution of
slavery in this frontier country. His
admiration for the new president had
begun with the reading of Lincoln's
remarkable series of speeches made in
Illinois in the campaign of 1858. He
nas ntmseir said: I was charmed
with his perfect knowledge of the
slavery question and his irresistible
logic and profoundly impressed by his
wonderful power of statement and the
evident sincerity of the man. His ad
dresses lacked the finished rhetoric of
Seward and Sumner or- the thrilling
sentences of Senator Baker, but they
conquered the intellect and forced con
viction on the mind."
Meeting With Lincoln Told.
Upon leaving Oregon Judge McBrlde
had taken with him a letter of intro
duction to President Lincoln from Dr.
A. G. Henry, of Olympla, known to
residents of the Oregon country
of the '60s as one of Lincoln's most
intimate friends. Of his first meeting
with the great President, soon after
his arrival in Washington, Judge Mc
Bride has said:
"Soon after my arrival in Washing
ton I called upon President Lincojn. I
was introduced by Senator Nesmlth,
who was on the most harmonious
terms with the administration, and as
I bore a personal letter from Dr. A. G.
Henry, a life-long friend, at whose
home in Springfield Mr. Lincoln lived
when first married. I was received with
the heartiest expressions of good will.
"Lincoln's geniality, simplicity, and
strong- plain sense impressed me at
once. He was in his office in a long
dressing gown and slippers, and acted
with as tnuctr freedom from restraint
Co-ecS f-&s?cy ?
of Dr. Bates and Professor Reddie,
"The Taming of the Shrew was pre
sented by the students in one of the
Portland theaters, meeting with such
approval among drama enthusiasts that
an Invitation has been tendered Pro
fessor Reddie by 'the Portland Drama
League to present a series of one-act
plays in that city early in April. The
plays booked for this work are:
"Friend of Man." by J. F. Thorns;
"Makers of Dreams." by Oliphant
Down; "Pot of Gold." by Sally Allen.
and the Swan Song," by Tchekov,
High Quality Maintained.
During Summer school Dr. Bates
produced three plays and in the Fall
of 1916 four others were produced.
Plays of the highest quality have been
the standards of the department and
such a policy has met with satisfac
tion. "Strong Heart." "The Doll's
House," by Ibsen; "Hedda Gabler," by
Ibsen, and the "Cradle Song" have
made their appearance.
Productions during the coming sem
ester have been placed in charge of
Professor Reddie, who has recently
completed an engagement with a ly-
ceum course, and during his visits in
the East gained many new sugges
tlons for stage decoration and light
ing. It is his aim to install these as
the occasions present themselves, dur
ing the Spring.
Rehearsals on the presentation of
"The Admirable Crichton," by Barrie,
have started In the advances classes.
the leading roles being taken by Alex
Bowen, Portland; Helen Bracht, Eu
gene; Ernest Watkins, Bandon; Mar -
garet Crosby Riddle and Charlotte Ban
Students in the dramatic Interpre
tatlon classes will have the principal
roles in the all-Oreeon pageant which
is to be presented. Friday before com
mencement on Kincaid Field.
as if he had been in a lawyer's office
in a country town in Oregon. 'What
a great big-hearted man he is, he re
marked when he bad read Dr. Henry'
letter commending me to his favor.
"Dr. Henry is one of the best men
have ever known. He sometimes com
mits an error of Judgment, but I neve
knew him to Te guilty of a falsehood
or of an act beneath a gentleman. H
is me soul ox trutn and honor.' II
tnen related a. number of stories o
the days when he and Baker and
Henry ran the politics of Sangamon
County, and entertained us with rem
tniscences of his old friend. We spent
an hour in the call, and I felt at its
close that I had become acquainted
with him. There was no want of that
which inspires respect. " There was
rrankness and cordiality of manne
that put all embarrassment aside and
made me feet completely at ease in hi
presence. ,. When he turned the con
versation to graver subjects his man
ner became that of a thoughtful and
earnest man and all flippancy was dis
missed. He discussed public, affairs
with perfect freedom and left no one
in doubt as to his purpose.
Slave Plan Broached.
"Learning that 1 was a Missourian
by birth, he immediately presented
proposition favoring an appropriation
by Congress to pay the owners of
slaves for their property and free the
latter and cleanse the state, as he ex
pressed it, of the 'poison of slavery,
He stood up before a large map of Mis
sourt, pointed out its navigable rivers,
its deposits of coal and iron, enumer
ating briefly its natural resources, and
added: 'In the variety of its re
sources and natural advantages Mis
souri is the greatest state in the Union
today. Slavery has been its curse and
it must be made free. Buy the slaves
ana ena it.
"The message which Lincoln sent to
Congress a few days afterwards wai
largely devoted to this proposition, t
did not meet with favor in that body
and the institution of slavery was
trampled out of existence in Missouri
by the tresd of armies, which left it
dead everywhere under the flag.
Among the first duties Judge McBride
was called up to undertake was tn
recommendation of a Pacific Coast man
fop Justice of the Supreme Court. The
Oregon Senators were favorable to the
appointment of Judge K. P. Boise, of
the Oregon Supreme Court. Though
throughout his life a warm friend and
admirer of this able Jurist, Judge Mo
Bride confesses to a 'desire to indorse
the appointment of Stephen J. Field,
Justice of the Supreme Court of Cali
fornia. His published opinions had
gained for him a high place in public
esteem as well as the admiration of
the "Wester bar. The Presider.t had
expressed his solicitude to tecure rho
ablest and strongest man for the po
sition and requested Judge McBride's
co-operation 'in discovering him. His
anxiety was heightened by the fact
that the California Senators were both
Democrats and one of them had re
cently been betraying a tendency to
ally himself with the opposition to the
Administration. They were not. there
fore, fully trusted by the President.
Field's Name Presented.
Bays Judge McBride: - "On the day
that the Senate had been convened to
confirm appointments, in March, 1868,
the California .Senators and myself
called upon the President and with the
approval of our absent colleagues, who
had finally united on .himw1 presented
the name of Judge Field. Mr. Lincoln
was unusually grave in his conversa
tion, expressing his anxiety to secure
the best ability and at the same time
have a man free from the dangerous
leanings towards those political here
sies which had. as he said, led logi
cally to the existing rebellion. He made
no direct answer to our request, but
said he would determine the matter
the next day. After the others had
retired I was requested to remfeni to
lscuss with the President and Dr.
Henry, who had Just arrived from
Washington Territory, another matter
f interest to that locality. At the
close of that interview Mr. Lincoln
remarked to Dr. Henry that he had
een considering the matter of ap
pointing a Justice of the Supreme Court
and had about made up his mind. H
said he-had consulted various Pacific
Coast officials and would now like to I
now If he (Dr. Henry could give him
any help. The doctor replied that he
was not a lawyer but that If his friend.
nodding toward me, had made a rec-
mmetidation. ho would Indorse it. !
Very well,' said Lincoln, "McBrlde
has asked the appointment of Judge I
Field. His name will go to the Senate
tomorrow'; and It did.
Judge McBrlde elsewhere speaks of
the feeling of uncertainty that pre
vailed, in Washington Just before the
battle of Gettysburg and with what Joy
tne news was received mat toe reDeia
had been repulsed.
Celebration Not Enthusiastic.
The death -of General Reynolds on
the first day of the battle was a sad
omen." says Judge McBrlde. "There
was a celebration of the Fourth of July
held In the White House grounds. It
was not enthusiastic, for we knew that
the fate of the Nation was then proba
bly trembling in the balancte. I had
not seen Mr. Lincoln's face express
more intense anxiety than during the I
preceding two days. A platform had
been erected, around which a crowd of
probably 2000 or 3000 people assem
bled. L. E. Chittenden was the reader
of the Declaration of Independence
and Hiram Walbrldge. of New York,
delivered an oration. He was an im
presslve speaker And made an impan
stoned address fail of devotion to the
Union, and created Intense enthusiasm.
While he was speaking the President.
who. with his family, was seated on
the balcony of the White House, a short
distance away, rose suddenly fom his
chair and, waving his hand, signified
that he had a message for the audience.
General Walbrldge closed his address
and was taking his seat when tbe mes
senger from the President placed a'
paper in his hand. It proved to be a
telegram from General Meade announc
ing the end of the battle, the retreat
of Leo and congratulating the Presi
dent on the victory of the Union ar
mies. There was at first a feeling too
deep for noisy demonstration. Men who
suddenly found' themselves unable to
titter a word shed tears of gratitudei
When, however, three cheers were
called for, the shout that burst forth
was difficult to stop. The chowd cheered
the President, where he stood grasping
the balcony railing, and his little son
at his side -wildly waved a small flag
to express the Joy that was around
McBrlde Returns to Idaho,
At the end of his term as Congress-I
man Judge McBride, at the suggestion
of the delegate from Idaho,-decided to
re-enter the practice of law in Idaho,
then In the height of its placer mining
prosperity. As the position of Chief
Justice was at that time vacant and
it was conveyed to him that the
holding of this position would serve
to establish him in the community be
fore resuming his profession, he ac
In speaking of his last interview with
President Lincoln, Judge McBride has
said: "I left Washington for New York
to take the steamer via Panama on the
19th of March. 1885. Two days before
my departure I was Invited to dine
with the President and his family
There were present on this occasion
John W. Forney, editor of Forney'
Press; Abram Wakeman, postmaster of
Mew York, and Dr. Henry and myself.
The President was in excellent spirits
and was most entertaining. The first
letters of the inimitable Nasby had
just been published, dated from "Win-
gate Four Corners," and Mr. Lincoln
had read them with delight. He re-
peated the substance of the argument
m.1f,.by Na8Djr' urging the white folks
of Wingate to rise In defense of the
Caucasian race from the threatened
black invasion. Its grim satire ao-
pealed to, him strongly. -
"we rose from the table at 7 o'clock
ana orney and Wakeman took their
leave. vr. itenry and l were Invited
by the President to accompany bim
the evening. We accepted and were
seated in the box in which he was to
meet bis tragic end so soon after. At
tho end of the performance I was put
d7nva!i ?vdo ln, Thirteenth street
and bade the President and family
gooaoye ior xne last time, un tne way
fim . K XT- T.I A1M t
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me that he had that day signed my
commission asChief Justiea of Idaho
and then added kindly: 'If you shall
prove to be as efficient in that post as
, w ..... uc.u . vbi ccm.h i
""- " uLuppumieu. x remeinuer siin
my repl;-: 'If I am not a better Judge I
shall disappoint myself." With his kind
wishes for myself and my safe Journey.
I saw this greatest of Americans for
the last time." .
BAKER TO GREET KNIGHTS
Two Hundred Visitors Expected
From Cities of Three States.
BAKER, Or.. Feb. . 17. (Speclal.)
More than 200 visiting and local mem
bers. Including the class of initiates,
are expected to be present at the
Knights of Columbus convention in Ba
ker tomorrow. Visitors from the Walla
Walla. Portland, La Grande and Boise
ramps will be present, according to
Father A. Loeser, assistant pastor at
the St, Francis Cathedral, and will be
entertained during their stay in Baker
by Baker Council, No. 849. Delegations
of Baker people will meet the visitors
at the depot Saturday night and Sun-
The Initiation ceremonies will begin
in the Eagles' Hall folowing and during
lunch, when it is expected 25 initiates
will receive the rites.
On Sunday morning at 10 o'clock the
knights and neophytes will march to
the cathedral to attend 10:80 o'clock
mass, at which Father Murphy, pastor
of the cathedral, will give an address.
A banquet is scheduled to be given
by the ladies of the Altar Society at
the Woodmen's Hall at 7 o'clock fun-
day evening, and here also Father Mur-
phy. will five tho opening; address,
UNIQUE PROGRAMME IS ARRANGED FOR
Community Department of Monday Musical Club, Mrs. J. E. Bonbright, Chairman, Assisted by Mrs. Percy W.
Lewis, President, Who Claims
N inspiration for a decidedly novel
celebration of Washington's birth
day takes place at leading thea-
ters in this city Thursday night, and
has been arranged by the community
department of the Monday Musical
Club, Mrs. J. E. Bonbright. chairman.
She is assisted ably by Mrs. Percy W.
Lewis, president of the club, who claims
for the club and for Portland the honor
of originating "the Progressiva Com'
This unique event means a 15-mlnute
programme to be given at six differ
ent theaters. ' The audiences will alng
the national airs selected, and the
final programme will be given in the
court of the Portland HpteJ, The
evening will close with a reception for
singers and other musicians in the par
lors of the Portland . Hotel, where
punch will be served by the manage
ment and the social committee of the
Monday Musical Club, the latter con
sisting of: Chairman, Mrs. Joseph Coul-
sen Hare: vice-chairman. Mrs. Peter
Marsden and Mrs. John Toft. Mrs. Rod-
ney I. Herrlck, Mrs. Charles 6. Campbell,
Mrs. E. L. Pettis, Mrs. E. E. Peterson,
Mrs. J. C. Corbln, Mrs. Clifford , C.
Stout, Mrs. W. O. Feenaughty, Mrs. J.
W. tiaddler. Mrs. W. B. Hare. Mrs. Lil
lian Conser. Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe and
Mrs. Lillian M. Ikle.
The object of the community depart
ment of this club is to encourage sing
ing by the people, especially on patri
otic occasions. -
The following committee is asked to
receive tho names of all members of
choir or club choruses who wish to
participate in this patriotic celebra
tion: Mrs. L. T. Newton. Main. 7602;
Mrs. Philip Blumauer. Broadway 4080;
Mrs. E. M. Baker. Woodlawn 2201; Mrs.
Kicnard Mulholland. Tabor 6833: Miss
Elisabeth Johnson. Tabor 1S; Mrs. W.
A. Viggers. Main 4794.
The singers are asked to assemble
at the Portland Hotel Thursdsy night
at o o clock and to familiarise them
selves with the first verse and the
chorus of the "Battle Hymn of the Re-
puDiic, wnich will be used as a pro
cessions at each of the theaters and
win oe rehearsed at the fi o'clock as
The processional will be followed b'
a two-minute patriotic appeal by one
of the speakers, who. in closing, will
request the audience to rise and sing
-America- ana -voiumoia, the Gem of
the Ocean," the words of which will be
.. '.hi. " " "' prac-
k.- tv.. i
The words of "America":
My country! 'tis of thee,
fcweet land of liberty.
Of thee I sins;
Land where my fathers died!
Lend of the Pila-rlma pride!
From every mountain aide.
Let freedom ring I
My native country, thee
Land of the noble tree
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills.
Thy woods and templed hills:
Buzzard Has Champion in
Appropriation of SOO la Asked of
Ceagreu to End "Unfair" Treat-,
neat of Scavengers at Walking
ton. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 17. The lowly bus-
zard has found a champion at last in
Senator Harry Lane, of Oregon. The
o.(, fVl- ,, ' a.. ,
f" '?.h r, daJT, iscus.nj
the D,atrct of Columbia Appropriation
1 bill when Senator Lane proposed, in all
I seriousness, an amendment approprlat-
I Ing SuOO to buy "punk" sticks to burn
1 in th N'aiinn.i 7in.i,.i ,
the suburbs of Washington, and moved
th adoption of this amendment as
necessary measure to prevent the ex
I termination of buzzards which coma
I to make their abode in the environs of
the National Capital. In pressing this
amendment. Senator Lane said:
-if you will co to that r.rt .t tht.
I . . . -
lime or tne day, or a little earlier, you
wlll f ind aU tha buards rom Virginia
and Delaware, and I assume clear down
PinriH. Mn.tin i .h- . " J
all transient buzzards In their travels-f
betveen tfce southern part of this
i country and the North Pnl. atnr. nft
and congregate there to roost and en
Joy its fragrance. They do that for the
reason that the odor arising from the
captive animals' houses smells so good
to them that they by hundreds and
hundreds roost there and in an ecstacy
of delight inhale it all night and get up
in the morning much refreshed. I have
no doubt. Then they strike out across
the sky In great circles, hunting for
something more substantial, though
not so odorous, to eat and sometimes
get it and sometimes they do not. Then
although miles away, they get a whiff
of the park and back they come with
the fixed conviction that surely there
I must be something where the Indies-
tions are so strong. Hither that or they
us it as a kind of bracer, as some do
who take a cocktail before dinner. In
toxicated with the fragrance and elated
with tho hope of getting something to
eat before they go to roost.
"It is not a fair way to treat seav-
I enger birds or stray and unsuspecting
I birds; it is a kind of bunco game which
I they are put up against, and should be
I "So I offer an amendment here for an
I appropriation of 500 with which to
buy Chinese "Joss" or "punk sticks to
burn in front of tho cages and menag
eries to dilute and modify the air about
the park, so that these God-fearing
I birds may get a chance to go about
I their business of making an honest
I living without beinir deluded end fllm-
I flammed into thinking they have
I struck a bonanza, and .also that pleas-
I ure seekers may make a tour of it
I without having to suffer nausea while
I doiner so."
I fceoator Lane's amenlaieBt was ge
WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Honor for Portland of Originating "the
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WASHINGTON DAY CELEBRATION BY MONDAY MUSICAL
Schedule for the Celebration of Wsahlngtos's Birthday. February S3.
Portland Hotel General assembly of singers. P. M.
Strand Rev. W. W. Youngson, speaker; Miss Gertrude Hoeber, slngerj
7 P. M.
Pantages Rev. A. A. Morrison. Ph. D., speaker: Mrs. Frank E. Deem,
singer: 9:30 P. M.
Baker George L. Baker, speaker; Miss Eloise Anita Hall, singer;
7:45 P. M.
Lyric Judge Gantenbein. speaker; Lyric Theater Singers: t:30 P. M.
Hippodrome Frank Branch Riley, speaker; Mrs. Jane Burns 'bert,
singer; .9 P. M.
Helllg Rev. A. A. Morrison. Ph. D.. speaker; Ad Club Quartet, singers;
10 P. M.
Portland Hotel Rev. Luther R. Dyott. D. D.. speaker; Madams Lucie
Valair, singer; 10:30 P. M.
Reception for singers and other musicians in the parlors of the Fort
land Hotel. Jacob Kanxler, master of ceremonies.
Mr heart with rapture thrills.
Like that above!
Let musio swell the breese,
And rlns from all the trees.
Sweet freedom's aons;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that, breathe partake;
Let rocki their alienee break-
The sound prolong.
Our fathers' God I to Thee, e
Author of liberty.
To thee we alng:
Long- may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect ua by thy might.
Great od, our King!
The words of "Columbia, the Gem of
Oh. Columbia! the sera of the ocean.
feated on a "point of order" raised by
Senator Smith, of Maryland, in charge
of the bill.
Home Nursing Course Started.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Corvallls. Feb. 17. (Special.) A course
in home nursing, with particular em
phasis on first aid and emergencies.
has been established by the department
of physical education for women at O.
A, C. A large number have elected the
course, as all girls preparing for civil
service examinations for play ground
work are required to take it. The pre
requisites for this work are physiology
nd either anatomy or bacteriology.
SATIVB OF in.KI.ANn DIES AT
UAVl'O.X, AUEO 77.
- .-. jf0r
Mrs. J. II. I
DAT TON, Or.. Feb. 17. Spe- .
ciaL) Mrs. J. H. H organ passed
away at the home of her daugh
ter near Dayton. Or., February S.
Mrs. Horgan was born in Tralee,
Ireland, June 24. 16S9. She
came to America at an early age
and lived in New York City for
a number of years. She was
married to Michael T. Horgan. a
soldier of the- Union Army, in
1S64. Shortly afterwards she and
Mr. Horgan emigrated to Ari
zona, living there three years,
and thence to the Willamette
Valley. Mr. Horgan died It
Mrs. Horgan Is survived by
five children Thomas Horgan,
Emily Horgan and Mrs. P. G.
Wandrey, of Portland: Edwin
Horgsn. of Corvallls and Mrs. Q.
J. Shirley, of Dayton, Or.
Progressive Community Sing."
The heme of the brave and the free.
The ahrine of each patriot's devotion,
A. world offers homage to thee!
Thy mandates make heroes assemble.
When Liberty's form stands la vloiw
Thy banners make tyranny tremble.
When borne by the red. whlto and bluet .
When war winged Its wide desolation, '
And threatened the land to deform.
The' ark then of freedom's foundation,
Columbia, aode safo thro' the storm:
With the garlands of vict'ry around her.
When ao proudly ahe bore her brave crew.
With her flag proudly floating before her.
The boast of the red. white and bluet
The program closes with "Tho Star
Spangled Banner." sung by one of tho
selected soloists, and tbe audience is
asked in each case to Join In tho
Asotin Chief Laufer Loafs
Not in Race.
To Catch Train. Official Cares Not
for Speed Laws, bat Keeps Prom
ise to Krieod and Willingly Pays
SI Fine and Days Cigars.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) Charles A. Laufer. Chief of
i olice of Asatir, Wash., guaranteed ono
of his friends that he would take him
to Lewiston in time to catch the outgoing-
noon train, but as his auto ar
rived at the station the train departed.
Undaunted. Chief Laufer opened tho
throttle, exceeding the city speed lim
its about 30 miles an hour. Patrolman
Eugene Gasser saw a streak go by and!
turned his car in pursuit. The race
was hot and furious for three miles.
Mr. Laufer arrived at Gurney station. '
Just in time to catch the passenger
train. Chief Laufer was taken back
to court. The Judge Imposed a. fine,
of $10. and in the same breath reduced:
it to $1.
The chief paid the fine, distributer!
the cigars around tbe courtroom, and
chugged homeward at five miles an.
MILWAfKIE HIGH SCHOOL.
BT DOROTHY S. WISSINGER. .
The boys of the High School have.
Joined the Girls' Glee Club, thus form
ing a mixed chorus. A meeting was
held recently and officers elected were:
Florence Grasle, president: Doris Nash,
treasurer, and Gilbert Morgan, secre
tary. Practice is held every Tuesday
St the ninth period, under tbe direction
of Mrs. C. E. Gretx. Dorothy Wissln
ger Is tho accompanist.
A candy sale was held Friday In tho
assembly hall during the first, sixth,
and eighth periods. Two booths were,
erected under the direction of Miss
Donna Smith and Dorothy Wisslnger.
Proceeds will go to tho student body,
In order to Induce the "freshies" and
few upper classmen to Join the student
body, letters have been awarded to
those who are members. They ara
made in form of a shield, tbe maroon
forming the background, with the
gold M for the emblem. The new
treasurer, Clyde Davis, is receiving fine
results since the new system has been
o o o
A Spanish class has been organized,
under tbe direction of two teachers.
Professor Goets and Miss Minturn. This
means nine periods a day instead of
eight, the regular schedule. The extra
session will be held from 2:40 to 1:20,
and at the present time the entire
school is enthusiastic over the new
subject. A state-owned paper mill is beintC
advocated, la Minaesota.
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