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TOE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUNE 9, 1918. 9, 1918.
ADVEHTIST GAMP BY
FAR 1ST NOTABLE
Seating Capacity of Large
Pavilion Taxed to Limit on
$1000 GIVEN TO MISSIONS
Intense Interest Always Manifested
in Education Still Further Fos
tered by Symposium Service
on Schools Maintained.
The Adventist camp-meeting1, which
closes its sessions tonight, has been by
far the most notable ever held by this
denomination in the Pacific Northwest.
On several different occasions the seat
ing capacity of the large pavilion has
been taxed to its limit, and 2B00 or
more persons present. The meeting of
Klder II. W. Cottrell. Re-elected
for the Sixth Time as President
of the Western Conference of
this morning was the largest of the en
tire series: over 2000 being present at
the Sabbath school service-and a much
larger number at the preaching service
The Sabbath, school offering last
week was $4S0.95, all of which, accord
ing to the plan universally followed by
this people, is donated to foreign mis
sions. The offering yesterday morning
was considerably larger, making a total
of $1000 for foreign missions from these
two meetings alone; offerings and ap
propriations to much more than double
this amount will be increased from
In addition a collection of a couple
of hundred dollars was taken for Ar
Education la Fostered.
The intense interest always mani
fested in education was still further
fostered yesterday afternoon by ad
dresses of Laurelwood Academy, near
Gaston, a symposium service having
been arranged with a number of speak
ers. During the session action was
taken relative to an increase in the
scope of the school, providing for ad
vanced work, through the fourteenth
grade. G. C. Hokin, manager of the
Pacific Press Publishing Association's
Portland branch, presented a splendid
set of expensive books to the academy,
which were accepted for the school by
A stereopticon lecture presented the
beauties and advantages both of Laurel
wood Academy and Walla Walla Col
lege (Washington), which is conducted
by the denomination. Walla Walla
College has risen above the excitement
and hindrance caused by several recent
attempts to burn the buildings, and the
total enrollment at the end of the year
was 355 in academic and college grades,
and 160 in the Normal Training School.
Technical Training Given. -
Reports by Professor V. I. Smith,
principal of the College, show that in
addition to the usual literary courses
of study the college offers instruction
in practical trades, such as carpentry.
dressmaking, printing, cabinet-making
and dairying. In harmony with the
purposes for which it was founded the
college has already sent out about 75
young people to foreign mission fields
and 10 more are under appointment
At the afternoon meeting a special
lecture was given on the eclipse by
Professor M. W. Newton, instructor in
sciences, higher mathematics and as
tronomy at the Pacific Union College,
t. JJ. A., at St. Helena, Cal.
Taken as a whole, under the direc
tion of the conference president. Elder
H. W. Cottrell. the encampment has
been beyond question the most success
ful and most productive of good re
sults of any similar meeting held in
MERGER PLAN OPPOSED
OREGON PROHIBITIONISTS WILL
KEEP PARTY ORGANIZATION.
Proposal That Consolidation Be Made
With National Party, Formed In
Chicago Recently, Rejected.
Oregon Prohibitionists propose to
maintain their party organization and
will not merge with the National party.
formed at Chicago last March by a
group of Socialists. Prohibitionists, for
mer Progressives and single tax advo
cates. In order better to perpetuate
tne party, a State convention has been
called to be held at the Imperial Hotel
in this city, Saturday. June 29.
In the absence from the State of .T
P Newell, state chairman, the call for
convention was issued by Dr. W. F.
Amos, vice chairman, after consulting
witn leading pronibltlonlsts. Dr. Amos
Is the son of the late L H. Amos, for
years active in the counsels of the Pro
hibition party. It is expected 100 dele
pates from all parts of the state will
be in attendance. In conjunction with
the state gathering, the Prohibitionists
of this county will hold a county con
"The large majority of Prohibition
ists in this state are not in favor of
merging with the National party, as
was suggestea at Chicago," said Dr.
Amos yesterday. "We feel that our
organization has a mission to perform,
and that its work will not be completed
until we have National prohibition.
"It is with that idea in view it ha
been decided best to hold a state con-
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vention of our party workers. The
objects of this convention are two
fold: Maintaining the organization by
nominating candidates or Indorsing
candidates already nominated by one of
the other parties, and outlining a pro
gramme of action, by which we can as
sist to bring about ratification of the
Federal constitutional amendment and
make prohibition effective throughout
Dr. Amos said the coldwater forces
had not definitely decided the extent
to which candidates will be nominated
when the state convention is held.
That will be left to a decision of the
delegates. The same is also true as
to the county ticket, although there is
a disposition to bring out candidates
for some of the county offices. The
plan is to tender to the nominees of
the other parties the Prohibition nom
ination or indorsement first, and then
complete the ticket by naming Prohibi
tionists to fill the vacancies.
NORTHWEST MILLS LEAD
COAST" PLANTS ITRMSH 20 PER
CENT OF WAR MATERIAL.
Since Beginning of Conflict Oregon
Supplied 435,000,000 Feet
' of Lumber.
Since the beginning of the war the
fir and spruce producing mills of Ore
gon and Washington have supplied the
Government with 435,000.000 feet of
lumber, exclusive of the airplane
spruce manufactured by the Govern
ment's own plant at Vancouver, Wash.
The Oregon and Washington mills
furnished the various branches of the
Government with lumber as follows:
Armv. cantonment construction. .I'J'J.OOO.OOO
Kmergency Fleet, ship timbers. . .29,000.000
Navy, boxing, crating, etc H.imo.OO"
Signal Corps, airplane stock 12.UOO.0o0
The lumber industry as a whole has
furnished 2.271,321.878 feet to the Gov
ernment since the country went to
war. of which 1,155, 521. S78 feet were
produced by the Southern Pine mills,
318,000,000 feet by the North Carolina
Pine mills, 308,800,000 feet by the
Georgia-Florida mills, 45,000.000 by the
Alabama-Mississippi producers and
9.000.000 by the hardwood manufac
turers. The West Coast mills, it is apparent
from these figures, has provided near
ly 20 per cent of all the lumber required
by the Government. With increasing
demands for ship timbers, car material
and other wood products which the
mills in this territory alone can pro
duce, the present year doubtless will
call for even a greater contribution,
predicts the lumbermen's bulletin.
RAILWAY WORK CONTINUES
Additional Funds in Prospect for
Work on Alaska Road.
WASHINGTON. June 8. Continua
tion of the work oj the Alaskan Rail
way was virtually reassured today,
when a sub-committee of the House
Appropriations Committee recommend
ed additional funds. The appropria
tion would enable the present force ol
approximately 83000 workmen to con
tinue at work.
The sub-committee has not approved
the full estimate of $7,300,000. but as
surance was given that enough would
be provided to construct the line well
toward Fairbanks, the objective of the
With the appropriation, the road Is
expected to be completed to the
Susitna River. The plans call for work
on the Matanuska. coal branch, anu
that branch will be completed to open
transportation for the Nenana coal
CZECHS AND SLOVAKS HELP
Call Sent Out for Natives to Enlist
In National Army.
Czechs and Slovaks in Portland are
urged by representatives of the Czech
Slovak army to enlist in the service
and help to exterminate Kaiserism.
All natives who are etill citizens ol
those provinces are requested to ap
pear for enlistment at 254 Market
street. V. Kremar, secretary of the
Portland branch of the army, is in
charge. Persons ranging in age from
18 to 50 years will be accepted.
Mr. Kremar reported yesterday that
10 men left Portland last week to join
the army. Up to the present time about
50 Czechs and Slovaks have answered
the call to arms. The men are sent to
a station at New Haven. Conn., and
from there are transported to their
CHILDREN URGED TO HELP
Rev. X. A. SlacLeod Greeted by
Crowds at Cottage Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., June 8.
(Special.) -That there is a great oppor
tunity for some patriotic citizen not
otherwise engaged in war work to oN
ganize the children of the community
into berry-picking companies this Sum
mer and save the tons of food that will
go to waste if no organized effort is
made to save it, was one of the state
ments made by Rev. D. A. MacLeod,
now in the Y. M. C. A. work at Camp
Lewis, in his address at the Presby
terian Church Sunday.
Rev. Mr. MacLeod was greeted by a
large audience at the union meeting in
the forenoon and there was a good at
tendance at the evening service.
PLANTS MUST BE CLEAN
New Rules Governing Slaughter-
Honses Are Promulgated.
Notices bearing new rulea to govern
the operation of slaughter houses and
meat packing establishments have
been printed and have been ordered
posted in every such establishment in
the city by City Health Officer Par
rlsh and Chief Meat Inspector Chase
under instructions of City Commis
The rules provide that all employes
shall be clean, that the killing room be
cleaned each day after slaughtering
has been concluded: all tools used by
butchers must be cleansed each day
and the killing floor and tools must be
thoroughly rinsed with boiling water
after dressing any diseased carcass.
WIFE NAGS, IS ALLEGATION
J. H. Roberts Also Declares Spouse
Wanted Him Indicted.
John H. Roberts, in a divorce suit
filed yesterday, charges that Christina
Roberts made an unsuccessful attempt
to have him indicted by the Multno
man County grand jury. Roberts also
charges that his wife for years has
constantly nagged and annoyed him.
They were married at Toronto, Canada,
December 3, 1890.
Desertion five years after their mar
rlage is alleged by Lena Turner in a
suit for divorce from Ernest Turner,
to whom she was married In this city,
February 22, 1907. The same charge is
made by Samuel M. Mulkey against Ray
Mulkey. They were married at The
Dalles, in October, 1911,
MR. AND MRS. BIXGEU HERMANN
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FRONT ROW MR. AND MRS. RINGER
II. P. (JATLKV, OK WASHINGTON, D. C. ATTORNEY ELBERT HKRMA.NN. OF" ROSEHl'RG.
ROSEBURG, Or.. June 8. (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. Blnger Hermann, Oregon pioneers and for more than 60 years
residents of Douglas County, Friday celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Hermann were married at Oakland, Or., on June 7, 1868. and shortly afterward moved to Roseburg, where they have
since resided almost continuously.
Mr. Hermann, came to Coos County from Maryland when a boy and was the first school teacher In that section of
the state He later studied law and in 1866 was elected a member of the State Legislature. He afterward served as
Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for Southern Oregon and later as Receiver of the Roseburg Land Office. In 1884
he was elected to Congress, being the sole Representative from Oregon. He served in this capacity 16 years, when he
was appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office by ex-President McKinley. Mrs. Hermann is a native of
Indiana and came to Oregon with her father in the year 1852.
Among those present at the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. Schiller Hermann, of Portland: Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Gatley and
children, of Washington. D. G; Attorney and Mrs. E. B. Hermann and daughter, Martha; Dr. K. L. Miller and daugh
ter, of Roseburg, and H. Mason, of Portland. -
During the day Mr. and Mrs. Hermann received many congratulatory telegrams from their friends residing In
various parts of the United States. .
ELKS PUN TRIBUTE
Patriotic Programme to Mark
Flag Day in Portland.
NIGHT PARADE IS FEATURE
Programme at Auditorium Will In
clude Addressee, .Musical Num
bers, Drills and Raising:
of "Old Glory."
Portland will formally celebrate Flag
day, June 14, with a street parade and
a programme to follow at the Municipal
Auditorium. The programme is for the
public, but the arrangements are being
made under the direction of the Port
land Elks Lodge. The public is asked
to reserve the evening for the observ
The parade will move at 7:30 o'clock
Friday evening from the Elks club
room and will be led by the Elks' band
and the band of the Multnomah
Guards. Immediately, following the
parade, which will end at the Audi
torium, the programme will start.
The programme Includes a number
of features, one of which will be a flag
drill by school children. There will be
several addresses, the main patriotic
address being by L. J. Simpson, of the
Marnhfield Lodge of Elks, and recently
candidate for Governor. Lieutenant
Colonel John Leader, of the University
of Oregon, also will make an address.
Lieutenant-Colonel Leader is formerly
of the Royal Irish Rifles. Charles F.
Berg will deliver an address on the
history of the flag and Bert E. Haney.
United States District Attorney, will
pay a tribute to the colors. Charles
Ringler, exalted ruler of the lodge, will
make the introductory remarks.
The Flag day committee is com
posed of Hamilton Johnstone, chair
man; A. R. McKinley, Charles L, Maple,
J. E. Maxon, C. A. Alphonse.
Officers of the Portland Lodge are:
Exalted ruler. Charles RlnKler: esteemed
leading knight, J. J. Berg; esteemed loyal
knight. Dr. Ben Norden, Surgeon. U. 8. N-
Louis J. Simpson, Who Will Make
Patriotic Address at Flag-Day
Proa-ramme on the Kvenlnar of
by Harry G. Allan. P. E. R.; esteemed
lecturing knight. William J. McGinn: sec
retary. M. R. Spaulding; treasurer. John B.
Coffey; trustees, J. P. Finley. John E
Kelly, George P. Henry; tyler. T. B. Dowl-
ing; chaplain. Hamilton Johnstone: Inner
guard, w. A. Hart; esquire. . TF. McKln
iey; organist, Aaron Harris.
The programme will be as follows:
Rising of "Old Glory." under direction of
Multnomah Guard. Colonel John B. Hlbbard,
commanding; "Star-Spangled Banner." Port
land All Klks Band. John K. Owen, director;
drill of allied flags by school children,
directed by Captain Robert Krohn; Intro
ductory exercises. Charles Rlngler. exalted
ruler and officers; prayer, chaplain; selec
tion from "Sunny South," Elks' Band;
"History of the Flag." Charles V. Berg.
Portland Lodge. No. 142. B. P. O. E.: song,
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," Mrs.
Arthur Cook (Elolse Anita Hall), aecom.
panted on organ by Ralph W. Wort, Port.
land Lodge. No. 142, B. P. O. E.; altar
service, esquire and officers: song, "Auld
Lang Syne." officers and members; Elks'
tribute to the flag. Bert E. Haney, United
States District Attorney. Portland Lodge,
No. 142. B. P. O. E. : "American Fantasia."
Elks Band: patriotic address, Louis J.
Simpson. Marxhfield Lodge. N'o. 1160.
B. P. O. E. ; "Song or the Flag" IDe Koven).
Dr. Stuart McUuire. accomaaisd by Ralph
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IIF.RMANN. STANDING SCHILLER
W. Hoyt: address. Lieutenant-Colonel John
Leader, of Royal Irish Rtfles; song. "Amer
ica." by audience; exit, "March," organ, by
Ralph W. Hoyt.
LINDBERGH IN CUSTODY
Non-Partisan Leaguer Arrested Near
FAIRMONT, Minn.. June 8. Charles
A- Lindbergh, non-Partisan League
candidate for the Republican nomina
tion for Governor, was arrested on two
charges, conspiracy to violate the Min
nesota law forbidding discouragement
of enlistments and unlawful assembly,
when he attempted to hold a meeting
at the Uhrhammer farm, near Monte
rey, Minn., today.
The warrant charging unlawful as
sembly asserts that the Non-Partisan
League teaches "that the United States
H wrongfully in the war, and that men
should not enlist," and that the "meet
ing was called to teach and advocate"
The second warrant charges con
spiracy between Lindbergh and C. H.
Griffith,- secretary of the league, to
violate the law forbidding enlistments
in that they signed hundreds of letters
inviting Martin County farmers to the
OLD CRIME IS REVIVED
Two Are Arrested on Suspicion of
Murder of Aged Recluse.
PENDLETON". Or., June 8. (Special.)
Walter McFalls and Ray McFareen
were picked up here by Sheriff Taylor
and have been turned over to Union
County officers as suspected partners
in the murder, a year and a half ago,
of William Moore, of Perry. Or. The
men came here direct from Condon,
where they are understood to have
been working in a restaurant.
Moore was. an aged recluse, a former
resident of Northern Idaho, and was
supposed to be very wealthy. At one
time It was rumored that If he with
drew his account the bank would fail.
The two men under arrest are believed
to have been the last seen with him.
A wire with which the old man was
strangled and tied, which was pur
chased in La Grande, is a link by
which the officers expect to connect
the men with the crime.
ADVERTISING MAN TO TALK
Charles F. Berg lo Tell Story of Ore
gon Spruce Industry.
In response to a telegraphic request
from the Associated Advertising Clubs
of the World, now In convention in
San Francisco. Charles F. Berg, presi
dent of the Pacific Coast Advertising
Men's Association, will go to San
Frt-neisco to tell the story of how Oregon-
spruce lumber saved the aircraft
situation. The telegram urgently re
quested Mr. Berg to come and said that
Gerrlt Fort, of the United States Rail
road Administration, would speak at
the same session.
Mr. Berg will speak to the conven
tion Wednesday morning.
FRANCE MAY GET SIMPSON
North Bend Man Visits Curry In
Interest of War.
NORTH BEND. Or., June 8 (Spe
cial.) L. J. Simpson, who Is managing
the war stamp campaign in 18 counties
of the state, departed for Curry County
today to appoint committees and pro
mote the sale of war and thrift stamps
throughout that section. -
Before leaving Mr. Simpson an
nounced that he and Mrs. Simpson were
seriously considering accepting a posi
tion with the National Red Cross or
ganization and engaging in Red Cross
and Y. M. C. A. work in France In the
ANNA HELD IS IMPROVING
Self-Confldence Factor Which May
Enable Her to Recover.
NEW YORK. June 8. Physicians at
tending Miss Anna Held said her im
provement during the last week had
been marked and that her self-confidence
was a factor which might enable
her to recover.
Miss Held suffered a protracted ill
ness from a rare disease affecting a
marrow of her bones.
400 KILLED BY EXPLOSION
Munitions Blow Up With Deadly Ef
fect Near Jassy.
MOSCOW. June 8. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Four hundred persons
are dead as the result of an explosion
of munitions near Jassy May 30.
ANNIVERSARY AT ROSEBURG.
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T. WORKERS SAFE
Gale Seaman, Harry Holmes
Rescued From Sinking Ship.
NIGHT MOONLIT AND CALM
Mrs. Holmes' Trousseau and Wed
ding Gifts Lost on Transport.
Vessel Sunk Without Warning.
No Lives Lost In Episode.
Gale Seaman and Harry Holmes,
prominent Y. M. C. A. workers, had the
thrilling experience of escaping from a
ship sunk in mid-ocean by Germans.
Both were on their way to do "Y" hut
work on the western front. They are
safe In London at present, but the boat
on which they embarked is now at the
bottom of the Atlantic. Gale Seaman
was for ten years student-secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. on the Pacific Coast.
He visited Oregon colleges several
times a year and was well known in
Portland. Harry Holmes was at one
time Provincial secretary of the Ca
nadian Y. M. C. A. and later national
secretary of England. He was in Port
land several months ago lecturing on
conditions at the western front in
France and spent a part of his honey
moon here. His wife's trousseau and
wedding gifts were lost on the trans
port, but both of them escaped un
No tVsrslBg Gives.
"The enemy shot us down without a
moment's warning," writes Mr. tseaman
to Portland friends. "Due to a calm
sea. a beautiful moonlight night, the
complete absence of hysteria, and the
fortut te fact that the ship did not list
but kpt level, going down stern first,
we made a clean "get-away" in the
small boats without loss of life In the
passenger Hsu There were several
thrilling and narrow escapes, but all
came out with whole skins. I was ac
John Rngrrtnsrrgn, Winner of
Gold Medal In Klocntlon Contest.
cldentally thrown into the water my
self because the slack rope got twisted
about my foot.
"The half hour we spent In the life
boats was similar to canoeing on an
American lake on a charming moon
light night. excerpt that we had
suspicions that "Frltx was still hang
ing about and might "pot" the friendly
destroyer boat which was picking us
up. Wc were landed after some three
or four hours.
Rescued Fins; Doxelosry
"It was a dramatic and unforgettable
moment when we lined up on the dock
and when roll was called, everyone
answered vociferously "here" and then
the whole party broke Into a meaning
ful singing of the Doxology.
"One is filled with admiration for
the devotion, determination and sacri
fices of these great English people
Everyone serves in some capacity and
both family and state bear heroically
and without complaint any necessary
Investments, deprivations or sacrifices
made for the sake of world freedom.
One Is constantly impressed with the
Indispensable part women and girls
are playing In the struggle."
An Austrian travel bureau, with a
capital of $200,000, has been organized,
chiefly in preparation for post-war ac
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BED GROSS DUTIES
CURBED BY NATION
Portland Chapter Begins Re
arrangement of Activities
Under New Order.
BANDAGE WORKERS SOUGHT
Chairman of Relief Committee Vrges
Women Interested In War Work
lo Report at Surgical
Because of conditions over which it
has no control, the Portland Chapter,
American Red Cross, yesterday began a
careful rearrangement of all Red Cross
Regret will be brought to thousands
of women in Portland affiliated with
the hundreds of Red Cross auxiliaries.
because what virtually amounts to a
suspension of active work, especially
in tne production of hospital garments,
has been derided upon.
Mainly this Q because the -ountry
has been rushing; madly on in the pro
duction of this class of goods, and it
was not until very recently that this
work could be systematized so that the
production of JUBt the articles desired
could be arranged.
At the same time, while there is an
overproduction of hospital garments,
there Is an under-production of surgi
To the Northwest has been assigned
the manufacture of 500.000 of the
famous Bphagnu-m moss dressings and.
owing to the arrival of warmer
weather, reduced attendance has
marked every surgical dressing work
room in the Northwest, and more espe
cially in the larger cities.
I. Lowengart, chairman of the mili
tary relief committee of the Red Cross
and director of the lied Cross work
room on the eighth floor of the Lip-man-Wolfe
building, yesterday issued
an urgent appeal to the 1500 registered
workers in the surgical dressings de
partment to report for duty Monday.
Mr. Lowengart pointed out that the
production, cleaning and drying of
sphagnum moss required workers In
the headquarters in the Worcester
block, and that some of the idle mem
bers of auxiliaries could find pleasant
occupation there. The workroum.
which Is open from Monday to Friday,
needs the presence Monday of its reg
istered workers, many of whom are
not aware that the workroom has re
sumed. In the meantime, auxiliaries to the
activities of which a temporary halt
has been given, are asked to maintain
their organizations Intact, so that at a
moment's notice they can once more
whirl Into activity.
DRIVE FOR MARINES ON
CAMPAIGN FOR RECRUITS OPENS
WITH STREET PARADE.
Special Features Planned for Crusade
This Week, Anionic Them
At the opening of a spectacular drive
for recruits, the Marine Corps roused
Portland last night with a military
parade through the downtown district',
bearing fighting slogans and the call
for men to serve with the soldiers of
the sea. '
Heading the parade marched the
Multnomah Guard Band, playing livoey
airs and swinging along with the stride
of old campaigners. Closely following
were autos bearing members of the
recruiting service, veterans of the sea.
and placarded with stirring entreaties
to Join the marines, who are now
writing history In American fashion in
Among those in the parade were
William Conklin. of Portland, who
served throughout the Civil War. Cap
tain W. H. Hardy, sole survivor of the
tars who sailed with Commodore Peary
to Japan, also was in evidence.
A feature of the parade that aroused
keen interest was a Browning machine
gun, the first to be seen in this city.
There were several detachments of
Junior Marine bcouta, the leading
squad being equipped with signalling
flags, each led by a youthful officer.
One float, representing a ruined cha
teau, its windows spitting rifle fire,
bore two Red Cross nurses ministering
to the wounded, was a strikingly
realistic reproduction of battle scenes
Various special features are planned
for the drive during "Marine Week."
Corporal Fred K. Hollister, a Portland
boy, will be here to speak. For
Wednesday night a surprise is prom
ised, the nature of which has not been
PORTLAND YOUTH WINS
JOIIX EXGERT8BERGER FIRST IX
Leslie Smith, of Aurora, Given Second
Honors Recipient of Gold Sledal
Popular In Student Circles.
MOUNT ANGEL COLLEGE, St. Bene
dict. Or.. June S. (Special.) At the
recent elocution contest held at Mount
Angel College John Engertsberger, of
Portland, won the gold medal.
Mr. Engertsberger Is In the first col
legiate course and a member of the
senior elocution class. He has been at
tending Mount Angel for a number of
years. He Is also president of the stu
dent body, a member of the glee club,
athletic editor of the Pacific Star, the
college paper, and captain in the senior
Leslie Smith, of Aurora, won second
honors. Mr. Smith Is In the second aca
demic and is a member of the Junior
The affair was held under the super
vision of the Reverend Fathers Odilo
and Alclum. O. S. B.
The Judges were: Reverend Father
Thomas, O. S. B.. president of Mount
Angel College; Dr. E. S. Donnelly. P. N.
Smith. Dr. E. W. Barnum and Mr. Bau
man. of Mount Angel City.
Two Men, 78 and 69, Doin'
Excess Bit in War.
Too Old to Enlist. They Cut Wood
for Folk, at Home.
WESTPORT. Wash., June 8 (Spe
cial.) Two men. one 78 and the
other 9, are swinging keen, double
bitted axes, and rit-kin' up wood on a
10 -acre tract a mile cast ol Moaic&ano.
No squealin' for help, no huntln a
Job. no public service reserve button.
Just two old-young men dom the near
est thing at hand and doin it well.
W. H. Morgan. 30 years on Grays Har
bor and 40 back East, is one. "Not in
shape to do a full day's work." an
he expresses it. this young fellow moved
on a 10-acre timber tract close to the
county seat. "There was a good demand
for wood: trouble was with labor: they
wanted $5 for about - worth of work;
wood receipts don't stand for excess
baggage. The sawin' end bothered
both takes youth and strength to buck
Morgan skirmished around and fount!
a hand portable crosscut that "would
do the work of five blanket stiffs." as
he expressed it. "It Is sure lightnin.'
have cut a rick in 11 minutes," said
Billy Wricht, 78 years young, who fit
up and down the Shenandoah Valley
and hiked with Sherman to salt water,
lived close by. Billy was a first-class
swamper and learned how to split
wood back in Michigan. primary
school of loggln' business. So
these two old Americans went to it,
and are making good. Of course, they
can't stand the full eight and 10 hours
of a regular. They look a durn sight
better out there in God's green timber
eawin" wood, than some of these young
and healthy hangers-out in poolrooms
and the street corner skirt-gaxers.
Get this. Two old men who have
worked hard all their lives, now that
war has come, are willin' to forsake the
rest they are entitled to. and get In the
game. Five and six ricks of wood piled
each day for haulin' is doin' their ex
cess bit. believe me.
Liberty Theater Organ Dedi
cation Is Today.
Henry B. Murtagh Here to Play
Opening Concert at UiiSO o'clock.
(i'll HE orchestral organ is the great
X. est medium for the expression
of man's musical thought," asserts
iienry &. Murtagh. famous among the
Wurlitxer organists, who is In Port
land ready for the concert dedication
of the Liberty Theater's new JoO.00'1
wurlitxer Hope-Jones unit orchestral
organ. The dedication of this instru
ment, the largest theater organ in the
world, will be at 12:0 o'clock today.
Mr. Murtagh, a big, good-natured
chap, and happily free of the artistic
atmosphere with which so many musi
cians surround themselves, deliberately
deserted a promising career as a con
cert pianist to become a theater or
ganist. His belief that a greater op
portunity awaited the musician in the
big film theater, where, with from 2S.
000 to 30,000 people in attendance each
week, enabling the musician to cater
to the music lovers and at the same
time to educate the layman to higher
standards of music, prompted him to
choose the theater rather than the
This new Portland organ master, a
graduate of the Conservatory of Music
at Quebec. Canada, is a pianist, and
has been In the music publishing busi-
Henry B. Murtagh.
ness, orchestra leader, and musical
comedy composer, tsolng to New York
iu 1913. following his Quebec studies,
he turned to the theater organ as a
medium of expression, learned to play
a Wurlitxer organ in the remarkably
short time" of two weeks, at the Pitt
Theater, Pittsburg, opened the Liberty
organ in Seattle, went to the Isis in
Denver, and, as the leading orchestral
organist in the country, was engaged
to preside over the Liberty consol
"The orchestral organ is so flexible,
capable of so many tonal combinations,
that its limitations depends entirely
upon the player's Imagination," cava
164 REGISTER IN CLATSOP
Five of Eligiblcs Are Orientals anil
159 Are White.
ASTORIA. Or.. June 8. (Special.)
Complete returns from the different
registration points show that 1S4 young
Clatsop County men registered on June
6 for military service. Of that num
ber, 106 were native born, three were
naturalised citixens, five had secured
their first papers and 50 were aliens.
Of those who had secured first papers,
one was a German and one an Aus
trian. As the Austrian and German will not
be accepted into the Army, this leaves
112 men eligible for military service.
Five of the registered men are Ori
entals and 159 are white.
Soldiers Are Naturalized.
ASTORIA, Or., June 8. (Special.)
There was a busy scene In the Circuit
Court room today, when 74 soldiers
from the forts about the mouth of tho
river were admitted to citizenship. Nat
uralization Examiners Thompson, of
Seattle, and Tomllnson. of Portland,
conducted the examinations, which have
been In progress for several days. The
list of applicants included natives of
threat Britain. Belgium. Italy. Greece,
Russia and the Scandinavian coun
tries. Body of C. W. Davis round.
The body of Charles W. Davis, deck
hand cn tho steamer Lurline. who was
reported to have drowned near Linn
ton on June 1. was found by the cor
oi.er in the Willamette River, two
miles below that place, yesterday.
There was nothing in his clothes to in
dicate cuiride or that he was In
trouble. It Is believed that death was
tJirls Annoyed, Is Charge.
Frank Telfer. 88. employed in a local
shipbuilding plant, was arrested yes
terday by Deputy Sheriffs Beckman
and Ch ristopherpon. charged with con
tributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Telfer i accused with having annoyed
youns sirls in tnovins ptctuie Uiealersa
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