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Y. VV. G. A. REVIEWS
"CLEOPATRA" FULL OF SCENES
OF GRANDEUR AND SPLENDOR
Star Attraction of the Year Coming to Majestic February 2, With Theda
Bar a Appearing in Title Role.
PAST YEAR'S WORK
Department Reports Submit
ted at Annua! Meeting Show
Much Good Is Done.
: ALL OFFICERS RE-ELECTED
1? 551 FV
r . 2r i
f . e ' ;
Lanch Section R-port IS 7,72 C Per
on herded In Year Opportuni
ty for Real Outing Offered
Girls by Gear hart Club.
The annual merlin of the T. W. C. A.
m held r'rlday night In the audi
tortura of the r. W. C. A. building, with
lls Carrie llolbrook. president of the.
local aocitton. presiding. She In
troduced the various head of the dif
The first report given i that of
the nominating committee. Mra. W. H.
Marshall chairman, assisted br Mes
dmn t". A. Bell. Jamea Falling. E. P.
Northrop and J. II Dickson. The names
submitted by the committee were those
of present member of the board re
nominated a follow: Ml Carrie A.
llolbrook. president: Mesdamea R. P.
orthrp. II. II. Behrrel. J. R. Dtrkson,
Robert LJvtngston and t. A. Morden,
with four new name Mdame CD.
Pruun, S. IL Norman. Andrew Porter
nd r. J. Smith. The ballot wi cast
for election br the secretary. Mr. C.
Ml Willi U. Hatch, the new mem
lenhlp secretary, pare a brief talk
on the work of her department, how
Ins; how every dollar paid by the three
claase of member, junior. sustaining
and regular, goes to help the irlrls who
come uuder the influence of the asso
137,73 Loaches fer-red.
Mrs. John A. Bell rare a brief sum
mary of the work of the lunch depart
ment, giving the number of person
erved during the year a 15..7JS. which
include those served In both the cafe
teria and the tearoom. Thla depart
ment I Hoovertxlng In accordance with
National order and there have been
no complaint about meatless day.
wheatlesa day or other restrictions.
This department is In charge of Mr.
Nona M. Hettinger, who plana all
meal and makea arrangement for all
The Gearhart club gave a unique
demonstration of Its work by the use of
paper model of the Gearhart cottage
in the V. W. C A. camp, showing the
advantages offered to the girls who
want a real Summer outing at little
expense. This department 1 in charge
of Mr. Jamea Failing, with Mis
Agatha Groundell as president of the
Mrs. Jacob Kamm gave a brief sur
vey of the work of the social depart
ment, which has taken up a war pro
gramme for the year, and Instead of
the monthly part lea which used to be
given, the girl have formed knitting
units which meet weekly in front of
the- fireplace In the living-room to
work for the soldiers, under the direc
tion of an expert teacher.
Me tee Heaae Maintained.
Next Tuesday night Mra. Andrews
will tell of the work of the bostes
house at Camp Lew!. Thla depart
ment ha recently been able to have a
hostess for the local building, who
receive visitors and answers questions
(or Inquirers during a part of the day.
Miss Kthel Mitchell, chairman of the
committee on social work, gave a short
talk on what is being done by the girls
of this department. This year there
are two club of girl, on from the
Old. Wortman King store and the
other from Meier frank', who meet
In the building. 'or month past these
girl have been knitting. With the
aid of the Public Library they are
now planning to make acrapbooka for
The travelers aid department is un
der the direction of Mrs. William D.
Wheelwright and includes Miss Mercy
Flint, and Mesdames A. B. Klnsey, C. K.
Eullock and Janet B. Thompson.
laforWMrtoa Bareaa Buy.
A demonstration of the multitude of
thing which take place at the Infor
mation desk was given by Mis Althea
le. desk secretary, and a number of
other, showing the numbers of ques
tions asked and answered and parcels
cared for and information given to
Mrs. Rres, chairman of the educa
tional department, gave a survey of
the work of thla section, including do
mestic science and arts under Miss
liuto Blair, who has classes In sewing
and dressmaking, cooking and serving.
nd a course In dietetics which she is
giving in four hospitals In the city.
Mrs. Rees also stated that a course In
pharmacy will be offered If there is
sufficient call for it.
la the physical department, under
the direction of Mia Mary B. Jacobs,
special attention is given to keeping
the women and girl who are taking
the work physically fit for the streaa
of the times, as .well as to work In
esthetic dancing and general gymna
sium work. Mis Jacob gave two solo
dance Illustrating the work of her
Kaleyaeat Depart aseat Active.
The report from the employment de
partment. ' under the direction of Mrs.
C. C. Caiahan, showed the need of wise
direction for the girl who want to
help win the war. want to do some
thing patriotic and who must be shown
thst their part is to fill well the more
. humble ooslttons. Position filled In
tbi department during the year num
bered 121 and those Interviewed (0S2.
Under Mr Wallace McCamant the
religlou work department gave it re
port through Mis Jessie R. Burton,
who showed that the aim of this de
partment is to promote the mental and
religious growth of the glrla who come
under it influence.
Looking forward. Mis Jonts, gen
eral secretary of the local T. W. C. A.,
gave a short talk on vehat the asso
ciation hopes to accomplish In the com
ing year, the new problems of helping
women to help themselves in war
time, the increased efficiency demanded
of women who are called upon to fill
position left vacant by men enlisting,
the changing condition among busi
ness women and the need of extension
work In the outlying districts of the
city, which Include Lent. Albtna and
Et. John, and. lastly, the need of God
In the live of all. which is more ur
gent than ever before.
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OLEOPATRA In all her passionate
outbursts that beguiled those who
came wlfhln her radius, over
throwing klngdoma by the conquest
ah made through making King slaves
to her beauty, will be found, it la un
derstood. in all the aenvuousnen of
compelling surrounding in the Will
Urn Fox film spectacle. "Cleopatra,"
with Theda Bara In that role.
Thla production come to the Ma
jestic Theater aa Ita atar attraction
of the season for the seven days be
ginning Saturday. February I. As
In all great photodrama productions,
there Is an orchestral accompaniment
that follow the picture which Mana
ger J. J. Parker will have Interpreted
by two complete orchestras, one for
Thla production, which ha been cre
ating an unusual impression upon all
devotee of the film drama In the most
advanced form, haa never been equaled.
It Is claimed, by any other photoplay
of like proportion. In the number of
scene presented and In the time taken
by Its representation.
Superlative have been applied In
describing "Cleopatra" for its rich re
sourcefulness, but so far as report
warrants, they do not measure up to
the limitless beauties of the drama
presented upon the screen. There is
magnificence in every scene, sumptu
ousness in the costuming: the mlss-en-cene
being enriched by multitudes,
the display of grandeur, the affluence
of regal splendor, such aa la befitting
the mode and fashion of the ancient.
The drama opens when Cleopatra.
claiming world dominion, has been ex
pelled from Alexandria by the victori
ous army of Julius Caesar, and ends
when she Is conquered by Octavlus.
cheating him from his final judgment
by the sting of an asp nnd dying, be
ing victorious to the eryl.
How she is carried before Caesar
wrapped in a rug, that he may succumb
to her charms; reinstalled in her pal
ace with Caesar as her slave, inspiring
him with world-power that they may
rule the entire civilised world to
gether, are but the forerunner of dra
matic events which follow as history
has described them.
There are so many big scenes that
a description of them all is impossible.
The incidental events leading up to the
dramatic climaxes are all depicted to
the minutest detail; the mad onrush of
Octavlus' army over the desert sands.
In which thousands of his warriors
figure, being among the most thrill
ing. But It Is the amorous play of Cleo
patra, even in the winning over of
Pharon who Is commissioned to kill
her, he being the hereditary King to
the Egyptian throne. In the exercise
of her voluptuous qualities that have
so bewitched both Caesar and Antony,
that the drama has an appeal which is
as far reaching with the public as are
the other -events and Incidents that
form this wondrous spectacle.
Theda Bara Is understood to compel
the admiration of all spectators by
giving a remarkable performance. She
Is dressed in 60 different costumes 'that
display her figure and form in a star
tling and Interesting fashion.
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IF YOU CANT AFFORD OYSTERS,
EAT CLAMS, ADVICE OF WOMAN
Mrs. J. D. Spencer Tells Housewives How to Prepare Palatable Dishes in
Compliance With Recommendations of U. S. Bureau of Fisheries.
CARD OK THANKS.
We wish to express, with deepest sln
rerlty. our heartfelt thanks to our many
relative and friend for their beauti
ful floral offering and mawy kind
Be hown us In our lie bereavement.
I ft A. M l.NN I F. OOFFLEMTEK
Adv. AM FAMILY.
Union services among Irotetant
ehurrhe have been started in Boston
nd Mount Vernon. N. Y to save fuel.
Increase efficiency, and release trained
taos for rclilou and social service.
BT MRS. J. D. SPENCER.
F a woman goea to market first and
arranges ber menu afterward she
III be money in pocket. Many
housekeepers make up their minds be
fore setting out Just what they will
purchase, and I have often witnessed
scene similar to thla in a fish mar
Enter woman customer hurriedly.
"Three pounds of halibut, please. 1
wish It sliced."
"We haven't any. It's very scarce.
Costs IS cent a pound. Won't you
try some black cod at 11 cents? Or
some other kind of fish "
I prefer halibut. I ll try elsewhere.'
replied the woman, rejecting all sug
The market man shrugged his shoul
dera. as If In pity for .her husband's
purse, and turned to me and remarked:
"There's lots like her. You can't tell
them anything. I could have sold her
ometblng Jupt as good for half the
money, but her mind was made up be
fore she came. We often make a good
fish buy and give our customers the
advantage of It. But I find many wom
en who are afraid to buy a new kind of
run. I think its the cooking rather
than the fish that counts." I agreed
I see that the bureau of fisheries
hss circulated a poster urging the peo
ple to eat more oysters. For the bene
fit of those who have oyster tastes.
but purses in keeping with the cheaper
bivalve, clams, these suggestions are
t lass Palatable Dish.
There are many varieties of clams
on the market at moderate price. The
clam rank next to the oyster, and
many palatable dlshe can be prepared
from them at reaaonable cost, so a few
modes of preparation may be of interest.
No clams yield a finer flavored Juice
than the little neck or hard-shell va
riety, for sale at S cents per pound.
pound being 10 or IS clams, accord
ing to sise. About three pounds will
be sufficient for the average family.
although two dlshe can be prepared
at slight additional cost If. say. five
pounds are purchased and the follow
ing method used:
Wash and scrub the shells of five
pounds of little necks, place them in
a saucepan and cover with cold water.
When it boll, let it simmer for half
an hour: longer If a atrong Juice I de
sired. Drain off the Juice carefully, as
there is always a sandy residue at the
bottom. Then pick the clams from the
opened shells, place them In a strainer
and let the cold water run on them to
wash all the grlttlness out If you will
notice that is what spoils the canned
clams for such a dish then finely
mince with a knife or put through a
food chopper. There should be about
a quart of the Juice, and to make a
soup, take a pint of milk and a pint of
the clam Juice and heat together,
thicken with finely rolled cracker
crumb (you can often buy broken
onea for 1 cent a pound), seacon with
salt and pepper to taste.
Seattle of Class or Oysters.
Heat the second pint of clam juice
and a cup of milk In another saucepan
(aluminum If you have it), heat four
tablespoon nrasola com oil. aift In
half a cup of flour, stirring -It while
the roux rooks a minute or two, then
sdd the boiling milk and clam Juice,
beating vlgorousl? with a wire whip
until- a thick, velvety cream sauce Is
obtained. Into this stir the minced
clems, season with pepper, salt, a tea
spoon of onion Juice (procured by rub
bing a peeled onion over a gralerl, a
little lemon Juice and a dash of Wor
cestershire sauce. If liked. Lastly, fold
In the stiffly beaten whites of one or
two eg-. Pour in ramekin or shal
low baking dish, adding a top dressing
msde of fresh bread crumbs, to which
a tablespoon of corn oil and a little
salt has been added. Some grated
cheese. If available, adds greatly.
htrew this on top and bake In aulck
oven until the dressing Is a golden
brown. Cold mashed potato mlcht be
mixed with the crumbs. This dish Is
quite a favorite, and any cold flaked
fish may be similarly treated.
Rat aad Steamed ( lams.
To roast, select the larger ones, sav
ing the small ones for broth or soup.
Wash and scrub well, arrange in a
baking pan and set In a very hot oven
for about 10 minutes, when the shells
will have opened. Take off one side
of shell and serve on the other, garnish
with sprigs of parsley and pieces of
Steamed clams riace In tight steam
er over boiling water until they open
and serve very hot.
I.ltlle-eek Clam Cocktail.
The little necks lend themselves to s
cheap cocktail; allow about six to each
person, adding tomato catsup, vinegar,
Worcestershire sauce, lemon Juice and
horseradish, a little salt and a few
drops of tobasco; serve very cold.
In these meatless days, a pleasant
change for dinner would be a rich clam
chowder, sufficiently nourishing to be
made the piece de resistance, and with
a good salad made with minced celery
and any kind of cold, flaked fish.
mixed with a mayonnaise. This, with
an appetising oat war bread and a
light tuttl fruitti gelatine dessert,
would make an agreeable and whole
t Lam Chowder a la iloover.
A fish chowder without bacon or but
ter seems like Spring lamb without
mint sauce or salad without dressing,
but the patriotic exigencies of the times
demand that we eschew bacon snd re
frain from using butter in cooking, so
cooka must put on their thinking caps
to invent substitutes. I have discov
ered that the liquor in which finnan
haddle has been steamed or boiled a
few minutes imparts that salty, smoked
flavor which characterizes bacon. One
can get a finnan haddie for 15 or 20
cents and by covering it with boiling
water a few minutes can then flake
off the best portions of the fish and
serve In a cream sauce on toast for a
meal, then by returning skin and bones
to the water and boiling another half
hour a fine flavored stock, which can
be added to any fish. Is obtained.
Pare and dice three or four potatoes
and put on to boil In a little salted
water. Mince large onion' finely and
fry colorless In masola corn oil, adding
salt. Steam the clams, take out and
chop fine, then proceed to make a thin
white sauce with the corn oil and flour,
adding the clam Juice and hot milk,
add the cooked diced potato, water and
all. add the fried onion, then the
chopped clams and finnan haddie
liquor, salt and pepper to taste. A
tasty, nutritious chowder, the corn oil
giving the fat content, which used to
be had from butter and bacon. This is
almost a one-dish meal.
Clam fritter and scalloped clams are
also very satisfactory dishes. So. to
those who would like to follow the ad
vice of the Bureau of Fisheries and
eat oysters often, but cannot afford it.
I suggest that they do the next best
thing and eat clams.
Whitman Pebatrrs Chosen.
WHITMAN COLLEGE. "Walla Walla.
Jan. IS. (Special.) Professor Milton
Simpson, coach of debate, has an
nounced the following alignment of the
teams which are to meet the University
of Washington In a dual debate next
month: Robert Porterfield and Orvllle
Douglass will debate at Seattle; Rob
ert (Jarver and Russell Butsch at home.
The home tesm will uphold the af
firmative of the question "Resolved,
that China is Justified In protesting
officially the consummation of the re
cent Lanslng-Ishll agreement."
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tuneful and more' or less familiar to
most musicians and patrons of the con
certs. Carl Denton will again conduct
and Henry Bettman will act as concert
The seat- sale now in progress at
Sherman, Clay & Co., indicates unusual
interest in the concert next Sunday.
Lited Cross News to Amplify Official No
tification Sent Out by War
Relatives of American soldiers
wounded while on duty In France are
to receive first-hand Information
through the American Red Cross of the
nature of the wound. In addition they
will receive information collected by
special representatives of the organi
zation at hospitals, rest camps and base
camps from comrades of the wounded
or "missing" man.
This information will amplify the of
ficial notifications of the Statistical Di
vision of the War Department, which
gives to relatives official notice when
a soldier is reported killed, wounded or
This was the Information that came
Amedee M. Smith, general manager of
the Portland chapter, in a bulletin an
nouncing the formation of the Red
Cross bureau of communication, which
Is headed by William R. Castle. Jr.. for
merly assistant dean of Harvard Col
lege. Any Information of interest or con
solation to relatives thus obtained will
be transmitted to them through per
sonal letters, while messages from the
wounded will be conveyed the same
The American Red Cross believes this
will have a tremendous psychological
Influence on the morale of American
soldiers. It is a personal service no
other nation has attempted to offer.
A central office in Paris, under E.
Gerry Chadwick. will collate the re
ports, aided by 30 assistants now sta
tioned at the 'different hospitals and
rest camps. As more American troops
go over their number will be increased
to 200. This information will be for
warded from the Paris office by maiL
At present the bureau is reporting all
cases, but with the increase or reports
it is planned to cover only those cases
where relatives request it, except in the
case of the relatives of those impris
oned or "missing." Relatives desiring
these reports should communicate with
the Portland chapter of the Red Cross,
which will forward them to the bureau.
Through the International Red Cross
at Geneva the bureau will receive the
names of all prisoners and will trans
mit those names to another Red Cross
bureau, then on American Prisoners'
Relief, which will send each man three
10-pound food packages every two
weeks. A sufficient quantity of food
now on its way to Switzerland to
take care of 10,000 prsoners for a period
of six months. This Bureau of Araer-
Icon Prisoners' Relief is the sole agency
licensed by the War Trade Board to
transmit money to American and allied
prisoners in Germany.
Aberdeen Company Gets Orders.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) Members of Company H, Wash-,
ingrton State Guard, of this city, have
received orders to hold themselves In
readiness for Immediate service. Ac
cording to information from Washing
ton, the State Guard Is liable for serv
ice anywhere In the United States.
Bend Y. V. C. A. Plans Drive.
BEND, Or., Jan. 26. (Special.) Fol
lowing a meeting held here Thursday,
which was addressed by Mrs. Anna
Little Barry, field secretary of the
Young Women's Christian Association,
organization was effected for the com
ing drive for the association. The sum
of $800 has been set as Bend's share
of the Oregon fund. Airs, C. P. Mis
wongrer will be the local chairman and
she will be assisted by Mrs. Vernon A.
Forbes, Mrs. T. H. Foley. Mrs. Sadie
Lucas and Mrs. C. V. Silvis.
Ten Americans who are ssid to pos
sess fortunes exceeding $125,000,000,
with incomes of $5,000,000 or more, in
clude John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Car
negie. Henry C Frick, Henry Ford, J.
P. Morgan and George F. Faker.
SYMPHONY CONCERT TODAY
Orchestra to Render Programme lor
Benefit of High School.
This morning at 10 o'clock in the
Auditorium the Portland Symphony Or
chestra will give its usual private re
hearsal for the benefit of Portland
High School students. Invitations have
been sent out to all high schools and
some of the grammar grades, and a
large attendance is expected.
At this morning's rehearsal the same
music will be played as at the regular
concert next Sunday. Brief explanatory
remarks will preface each number,
thereby adding to the better under
standing and appreciation.
For this concert, the orcheatra will
play only numbers of a bright, cheer
ful character, ones of unquestioned
musical worth but which are decidedly
The price of the world-famous
"Cascarets," the harmless Candy
Cathartic for men, women and
children, remains as always, 10c
a box. Why pay more for your
family laxative? There is nothing
better to tone the Liver and
cleanse the. Bowels when head
achy, Bilious, Sick or Consti
pated. For a sour, upset Stomach,
for Colds, Dizziness, Dyspepsia,
Sallowness, remember a "Cas
caret" at night straightens you
' up by morning. Never gripe or
sicken. Any drug store.