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TIIE SUNDAY O REG ONI AX, FORTLAM), 3IAT.Cn 9, 1919.
TRAVELERS' AID DEPARTMENT
-" OF Y. W. C. A. DOES GREAT WORK
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Nearly 10,000 Young Girls, Children and Aged People Aided and Cared
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and mother's families, befora coming perfect one. of the routine, everyday
to Oregon, had removed from Massa
chuaetts to central New York, thence
to northern Ohio, thence to southern
Michigan, when they came to Oregon.
where they have since remained.
The school education which Mr. Olds
received was such as was afforded by
the district schools of Washington
county and the LaFayette (Yamhill
county) academy of his day. Yet after
I his education was received in the
school of the "great out-doors," for he
was distinctly a child of nature, and
she spoke to him tho various lan
guages, which she does to those who
love and woo her.
He commenced his business career
when in 1870 he entered the store at
LaFayette of A. B. Burbank. a name
known. Indeed, to an earlier Oregon.
In 1874 he came to, Portland, where he
resided until death and became as
sociated with the late Ira F. Powers in
the furniture business. He was mar.
ried at San Francisco, California, in
1879 to Miss Bessie Summers. In 1879
he formed a partnership with his
brother-in-law, the late General Owen
Summers, whose name Is written for
all time In the history of the 2d Ore
gon in the war with Spain in the Phll
lipines, under the name of Olds and
Summers. Since 1891, and until his
death. Mr. Olds was proprietor of the
crockery and glassware department of
the Olds, Wortman and King store. His
family consisted of two sons, who died
In their youth. The loss of these prom
lsing boys was the great trial placed
upon Mr. Olds. No one who knew him
in a casual or business way. can ever
Know the grief which was his in the
taking of these sons. A daughter,
Edith, tho wife of Lieutenant Com
mander L. R. Gray, of the United States
Navy, Mrs. Olds, his widow, both sur
vive him. William Parker Olds, the
well-known merchant, philanthropist
ana book lover. Is his youncer brother
Mrs. Clara Summers, widow of the late
General Owen Summers, ami Mrs. Mary
Southworth, wife of the well-known
Oregon lan, DeWitt C Southworth, are
his sisters; Charles Willard King, of
Olds, Wortman and King, la a half
This Is an outline, a meager and lm-
life of a busy man. The traits of char
acter which endeared him to so many
were his frankness, his optimism, or
meliorism, if that term s preicrreu.
a word, his naturalness. Reference has
been made to his love of the out-doors,
and the lessons he learned therefrom
This manifested Itself In many wj
In the rare Insight Into the flora and
fauna of all that related to tne oris
inal Oregon country, in an ability to
locate himself anywhere without the
aid of chart or compass, and in nis un
erringly going to his destination, with
out niRKiotant-B- before tne oay oi run'.
signs. This talent was developed In
him to such a degree that It resembled
magic; there have been those, and not
a few, who regretted that he had not
Hir...-tea his enemies In Imparting to
others the lessons which nature seemed
to have especially taught him- His
u nnwiorisra nt men was keen and ob
serving; he was one of those who be
lieved that, while one migni m
c-i-nnrh If he were alone, he had no
rirht to I m nose his troubles upon
nthem He smiled at the world, and
th world In turn returned his smile,
and this, too, in the time when his soul
wa: nnrplv wrunfiT.
For these, and many reasons, which
need not be mentioned here, he was be
loved by a large circle of friends, who
were shocked at his sudden taking off;
who miss his sweet companionship,
which they so delighted in and which
all cherish. They feel that for them the
world will be lonesome now that he is
gone; they feel that. In more fields
than one, blades of grass grow now
which never grew before, because ho
made this earthly pilgrimage,
After all. It Is In the family circle
where his loss will be greatest felt, for
he was all in all to them; so gentle.
kind and loving. It was his Joy to
ticlpate those things, pleasing to them
and to do them In that delicate way
that made the motive, rather than the
act a source of constant joy to them.
They are comforted with the thought,
rfowever. that they were privileged to
accompany him here as long as they
were and that life will have newer and
. deeper meanings to wife, to daughter,
to brothers and sisters, now that he Is
IF the Young Women's Christian As
sociation of Portland had nothing
else to its credit than the fact that
during the past year 9346 young girls,
children and aged people were aided
through Us traveler's aid department,
of whom over 6000 mostly young girls
who were strangers in the city were
housed In safety and comfort for at
least one night In the association build
ing and many of them remaining for
two weeks, I feel that itwould be
well worth while," said Miss Carrie
A. Holbrook, the president of the
T. W. C. A., who for the past 10 years
has so capably presided over the des
tinies of this rapidly-growing institu
tion having to do with the social, moral
and religion life of the girls and young
women of the city.
"Of our many devoted workers none
deserve more credit than those of the
traveler's aid department, Mrs. S. L.
Allen, Miss Amelia Foshay, Mrs. Cora
Bullock, Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Nina B.
Templeton, who are ably backed by a
committee from the association board
of directors headed by Mrs. William
D. Wheelwright, the other njembers be
ing Mrs. F. D. Chamberlain, Mrs. Max
Hirsch, Mrs. William C. Morgan, Mrs.
J. C. Costl!o, Miss Amy Rothchild
and Mrs Elliott Corbett.
General Purpose Stated.
"The general purpose of the travel
er's aid which maintains workers at
the Union station, the North Bank,
Jefferson-street and Alder-street sta
tions, is to investigate, on request, the
many and varied Inducements that
cause persons to leave their homes,
including questionable Influence, such
as deceptive letters, advertisements and
offered positions, also dangerous ad
dresses, acquaintances, etc.; to protect
and' aid travelers, especially girls,
women and boys In the many varied
emergencies and temptations of travel
until they arrive at their proper desti
nations; to place the names of strangers
with the organizations which will de
velop them socially, mentally and re
ligiously for their proper assimilation
in the community and to assist travel
ers to respectable lodging houses, re
sponsible Institutions or back to their
A peep Into the diary of the various
workers gives an idea of the scope and
variety of the situations and problems
that confront them dally. Here are a
Ome Case of Young- Girl Cited,
A young girl looking not more than
13 or 14 came in off a Seattle train
accompanied by a big burly soldier, the
traveler's aid worker sensing that all
was not well, walked up to them, laid
her hand on the girl's arm and was
about to ask her a question when the
soldier mumbled, "Now that you have
found your friends you won't need my
protection any longer" and backed off.
It developed that the girl had only just
met him on the train.
After considerable questioning It was
found the rirl had a father living here.
her -.jther was dead. She became un- letter dated February 6 follow:
ATHLETICS AND EDUCATION IN
FIRST RANK AMONG SOLDIERS
Overseas Bleu to Army of Occupation Improve Time Studying and
Discussing Various Angles of American Sports.
HE activities of the army of oc
cupation consist largely In ed
ucation ad athletics," writes
Gordon J. Taylor, a Portland Y. M. C A,
man. from Rengsdorf, Germany, to Ed
gar B. Piper, editor of The Oregonlan.
Mr. Taylor, the letter evidences. Is
making a close study of the lives,
thoughts and actions of the men In the
army of occupation. Extracts from a
rmy and was cared for for several
hours by the woman's protective divi
sion of the department for public safety
awaiting her father's arrival A sol
dier came and inquired for her, saying
her father was unable to come for her
"Considering the uncertainty regard
ing the length of time the troops will
be located as at present. It la rather
remarkable the Interest the men are
taking In the educational work. The
and had asked him to come, but she only work that Is compulsory Is that
was. of course, not turned over to him. I prescribed for the Illiterates. They are
cers manifest as much Interest In these
rumors as do the privates.
"The German art of keeping up a
good front is noticeable in the stores.
The window will be full of goods and
when you go inside, many times there
is no other stock in the room. All is
in sight. There is an apparent scarcity
in eatables. Especially in the fata
"A Y" secretary who happened to be
billeted with a prominent family was
asked to Intercede with the army and
see If they would not turn over to the
Germans the horses which died of dis
ease and those killed by accident. The
plea was made that the poor people
needed them for food. Under the terms
of the armistice the request could not
be granted. It occusred to us that the
request might have been made to Im
press the Americans with the great
When the father arrived and was told taking the instruction with a seat which suffering of the German poor and to
.of what had happened, he wept as he
expressed his gratitude to the women
who had protected his daughter.
Indian Girl Expresses Gratlrnde.
An Indian girl from the school at
Chemawa, stricken with tuberculosis.
on her way to her home in Montana,
was assisted by the traveler's aid
worker, who, as she boarded the train.
gave her a stamped and addressed en
velope on which to write to her. when
she arrived. No word was received
for a month and then came the card.
saying she had been ill ever since she
returned and that she was writing on
her first day out of bed to express
her thanks for the kindness she had
received at the hands of the worker.
Two runaway girls from Seattle, not
more than lb years of age, wearing
gingham aprons and without hats, were
enables them to make very rapid prog
ress. These are largely foreigners who
have been naturalized and men from
the backward sections of the south. The
latter are especially apt. There Is a
great demand for Instruction and books
relating to higher matnemaucs ana
'In the 32d division there are Z349
men enrolled in the different studies.
The work Is conducted by co-operation
of the Y. M. C A. and the army. The
instructors are chiefly selected from
the army. When detailed to this work
the soldiers are excused from army
work. Many of these are school teach
ers at home and are glad of the oppor
tunity to teach and keep themselves
from getting rusty.
"The educational director in tnis ai-
vlslOD Is William U. Neeley, superin
tendent of schools at Davenport. Wash-
detained by the worker and were cared land formerly county superintendent of
for at the Y. W. C A, dormitory until
the mother of one of them arrived to
take them back to Seattle.
A little lad 11 years old came fn from
the east on a train that had been de
layed by a blockade. His relatives were
schools of Lincoln county of that state,
lie has had excellent success. He Is
working under the Y. M. C A.
"Athletics are doing a great, worn
in keeping the boys from giving away
to homesickness. Football and boxing
located by the worker who personally are occupying the attention Just now.
tooK mm to tnem. who were most There is real competition Between aivi-
grateful for his safety. They had tried
to meet him, but not knowing of the
blockade, had decided that he had not
started as early as they expected,
16-Day-Old Baby in Basket.
A heart-broken father carrying a
little splint basket in which a 16-day-
old baby was sleeping and leading by
sions. The Y. M. C. A. at Coblens h
received 62 carloads of athletic goods,
which has been distributed In the army
of occupation. These consist of every
thing, including basketballs, footballs.
Indoor baseballs, boxing gloves, etc
"The men are receiving mucn pnysi-
cal and moral benefit from their In
terest in these games. The latest game
Vt ' " r ? conducted - and how mucn i
mother and the grandmother had died developed ln the., there Is
of influenza. Fortunately the father overshadowlng topic It is:
?0tr wan, Uttle two-year-old I nd tho next bout are alway!, themes
'.. I of Interest dlscuBsed by the soldier.
recently. rne worner orrerea mm as- No matter what activities are being
sistance and it developed that both the I -nn how much interest is
seenjed quite capable of caring for bis Kolng homer Every time a bunch
little motherless charges. ..tnr . mess or elsewhere
The worker at the Ijnlon station re- " . ... . to-v,. Is the latest ru
celved a telegram one morning asking , Th... rnmnrm float in the air.
her to be on the lookout for two Span- Qne'can hear anything desired, Offi-
ion wuujDU wug wie u.vcuu BlUUP.
They were unable to speak a word of
English and looked pitifully frightened
when they got off the train. However,
the worker got their confidence, took
them to the Y. W. C A, for the day
and saw them on the train at night
and their smiles and handclasps ex
pressed what they were
express ln words.
thus work on their sympathy. We also
suSDected that the fats were ereatlv
needed ln manufacturing. Especially la
soap scarce. It appears that the only
soap in the country Is that brought
in by the army for their use. You can
not get your laundry done without fur
nishing the soap.
"The doughboy will never be awed
by the mention of German efficiency
again. He has been hunting for evi
dence of its existence ever since his
advent to this country and has not
found it. He ha punotared the- Ger
man beer vat of bluff and discovered
a very mediocre person,
"We believe the returning soldier
especially the fighting men will pro
foundly Influence the policies of the
United States, therefore just now he
la a most interesting individual to
study. It is of great Importance to
know of what he is thinking and how
the great events through which he has
passed Influenced his life and how he
Is going to adjust himself, changed as
he is. to the home life which awaits
"Just now the feeling la almost
unanimous among the enlisted men
and fighting officers that the men
who have done most and paid the
greatest price for victory have not had
their share and a feeling that soldiers
who did no fighting and real suffer
ing are going to reap the lion's share
of the fruits of victory. They expect
that the choice jobs and the keen edge
of enthusiasm of the welcome home
will be exhausted before they get to
the home shores.
"They are almost unanimous, both
privates and officers, in their opposi
tion of militarism getting a foothold
at home. They are very outspoken ln
declaring their opposition to any mili
tary man becoming president. It Is
no uncommon thing to hear an officer
say he will take the stump against
such a candidate Irrespective of his
LIFE OF LATE JAY CASS OLDS
IS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS
Passing of Well-Known Portland Business Man on December 29. 1918,
Mourned by Large Circle of Friends Who Admired Sterling Qualities.
BY HENRY E. McGINN.
' HEN Jay Cass Olds died. Decem
ber 29, 1918. there were pub
lished. Immediately after, so
many and such conflicting statements
of his life and his work, that those
who knew and loved him well, thought
something should be said to correct
wrong impressions thereby created,
and leave a memorial, for the future
. enalist, so those who follow after ns
may know some little of the work and
character of a most worthy man, a pio
neer of the Oregon country.
It is not necessary to state to those
here in territorial days, or to their de
scendants, that Jay Cass Olds was born
in Washington county. Oregon terri
tory, November 5, 1854, before Mult
nomah county had been created, and
when the then village of Portland was
in Washington county, or that he was
the son of George D. Olds and Sarah A.
(Fairbanks) Olds, who came to Oregon
The ancestry of the Olds, ln the
paternal line, goes back in America to
Gideon Olds, the great-great-grand
father of J. C. Olds, who in 1732. came
from County Kent in tho south of
England, and settled near Boston,, in
the then English colony of Massachu
setts. His great-grandfather, Timothy
Olds, fought with the American forces
at Bunker Hill. The first of his father's
family to come to Oregon waa his
grandfather. Judge Martin Olds, who
came in 1851, when the work of prog
ress and civilization seemed scarcely
On his mother's side Mr. Olds be
longed to the famous Fairbanks family.
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unable to 0njy relatives and friends were present
at the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Michel I ere lor a on
wedding trip to Seattle.
Ernest E. Merges, a prominent at
torney of this city, ana airs, ueny
Page, also a popular young woman of
Portland, were married Friday after
noon at a'slmple ceremony ln the Wil
bur Methodist Episcopal church, Mult
nomah hotel, by Dr. Francis eurgeiie
Short. The only guests at the wedding
were Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stott.
Mra. Paire waa Mlsa Betty Bargallo.
a native of sunny France, the daughter
of which the late Vice-President Fair
banks Is also a representative. Like the
Olds family, the Fairbanks, too, came I of a French officer. Major Bargallo,
from County Kent. Their advent to
America dates from the coming to Ded-
ham, Massachusetts, of Jonathan Fair
banks ln 1632; the old homestead still
stands at Dedham, kept up by the Fair
banks association. Both his father's
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The late Jay Cass Olds, to whom tribute
is paid by old friend.
who was killed in battle just a month
before tho armistice was signed.
Miss Mary Stoll and Franlc J. Calla
han were married at a simple ceremony
February 26 at the residence of the
bride, Father William Cronin officiating.
Mra. N. Wolff announces the engage
ment of her daughter. Aline Claire, to
Leo K. Hyams, son of Captain and Mrs.
J. B. Hyams of the Presidio.
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The announcement of the engagement
of Mlsa Emma P. Wood to Theron P.
Howser came as a delightful surprise
to their many friends Wednesday even
lng at a card party given by her sister.
Mrs. Carl B. Wintler, at 1013 Brooklyn
The living-room was lovely with
white carnations and. daphne. A color
scheme of yellow and white was car
ried out in the dining-room, the table
having as Its center decoration a large
brass bowl of yellow jonquils and
freesias, with trailing smllax tied with
yellow tulle. The lights from candles
added much to its charm. Mra Fred
W. Sinclair of Vancouver, sister of
the bride-elect, and Mra Benjamin B
Banning, assisted with the refresh
merits. Flowers bearing tiny announce
ment cards were passed as favors to
Miss Wood Is the daughter of Mr.
and Mra Charles D. Wood of 253 East
Fifteenth street, and is a talented mu
sician. She was formerly a pupil of
Mrs. Emma li. Carroll of this city. Miss
Wood has been an active member of
the Monday Musical club.
Mr. Howser is a civil engineer, a
graduate of the University of Illinois
and is a member of the Delta Pi and
Triangle fraternities. He has traveled
extensively ln a professional capacity,
both ln the United States and in South
America, and is at present connected
with the department of the Interior,
The wedding date has not been set.
Those present were Mr. and Mra.
Fred W. Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. Benja
mm ti. Banning, Mr. and Mra Leonard
Hosford, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gale, Mr.
nd Mrs. .Everett Sbahan. the Misses
Emma Wood. Ella Wintler. Lillian
Townsend. Grace Townsend and Bertha
Shahan and Messrs. Theron R, Howser,
James Howser, Jack Pratt. Horace
Daniels and Robert Sinclair.
Announcement Is made of the mar
riage of Miss Pansy Sessions to Russell
F. Ward, United States navy, oa Janu
ary 25 at Los Angeles. The bride, who
Is a niece of Mr. and Mra Blrney West.
is a member or tne Portland Art asso
elation and well known ln art circles
in this city. Mr. Ward s home Is In Los
Angeles, but he Is at present stationed
t the naval base at San Pedro. The
couple have taken a bungalow at the
latter place and are at home at 56S Fif
vill prove to
youvny they have won preference as
The High Grade Economy Corsets
Th Warner Brother Co., Tne.
With clf-eJu3lahle protecting
shield under the lacings
returned last week from overseas serv
ice, during which he was slightly
wounded, being now obliged to use a
cane. He was joined by Mra Prince,
and they are at the Hotel Portland.
Captain and Mrs. Schwackhammer
motored out to Log La Barre hotel for
a week's rest last week. The cap
tain haa just returned from France,
where he acted in capacity of physician
and eurgeon for some months, lie still
is ln service at Camp Lewis,
Yankee Troops in Siberia
Seek News From Home.
Mra M. Young can take mora girls
in beginners' dancing class. Phone
Eaat J 11S. Adv.
Mr. and Mra J. C Welch left Monday
for an extended visit in California.
Mr. and Mra Louis B. Senosky left
Wednesday for California for a two
Lieutenant-Colonel L II. Taliaferro
of Seattle and his sister. Mrs. C Bard
well, of Kansas CUy. are spending sev
eral days at the Hotel Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Winter, and Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Jamison of Everett.
Wash., are spending a few days in, thla
city at the Multnomah hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hoover and maid
came from New York to the Multno
mah hotel to spend a few days, en
route to the southland.
Mra C. A. Macrum. who, with Dr.
Macrum. has spent the winter at the
Hotel Portland, has gone, to Eugene to
visit relatives before returning to their
country home near Hood River.
Mrs. A. S. Baldwin of San Francisco,
head of the woman's liberty loan com
mittee for the Twelfth Federal Reserve
district, la spending several days in the
city, and la registered at the Hotel
Lieutenant Frank R. Prince of Bend
JUNIOR CHAMBER FAVORED
Mot emeu t IrfMxnched at O. A. O,
Commercial Club Sleeting.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL C O L
LEGE, Corvallla. March t. ( Speed al
A movement toward the organisation
of a state-wide junior chamber of com
merce to Include In It membership
students In universities, eollegea and
high schools of tho state, waa launched
at a meeting of the Commercial club
of the college.
George Quayle. general secretary of
the new Oregon State Chamber of Com
merce. who came to the college as the
result of an Interview with Dean J. A.
Bexell of the school of commerce, out
lined .the plan of tho new organisation
of business men and made many valu
able suggestions ln regard to the or
ganization and possibilities of the
Junior chamber of commerce.
"MADAME X" WILL RETURN
Alcazar Players to Present Famous
Play by Bernateln.
"Madam X." the famous play of
mother love, written by Henri Bern
stein, the foremost dramatist of France.
has been secured by the Alcasar players
and will be staged lor the week start
inir March Is.
An elaborate production la now being
built for the play.
Castle Roclc Clnb Electa.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash, March 7.
(Special.) The Castle Rock Cow Test
ing club held their annual election and
elected the following officers for the
uar: President, li- B. Huntington
vice-president, L. J. Ryan; secretary-
treasurer, F. A. ilagUa,
SCARCELY a word from the world
outside reached the American troops
in Siberia except through letters from
relatives, according to a recent commu
nication from Sergeant Milton L. Mc-
Alister to his father. Dr. N. E. McAlis-
ter, first assistant physician at Hot
Lake sanitarium, ln this city. Sergeant
claL) Beginning tomorrow and Mon
day the Milwaukee line will restore the
parlor car service on sound trains
which waa stopped when the govern
ment took over the railways.
Sergeant Milton I. MeAllatcr,
la mt Indlvnatak.
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McAllster Is now stationed at Vladl
vostok and writes that none of the
boys know just when they are to be
Of the league of nations and the
peace conference, of events at home and
abroad, be aeciares, mey are almost in
Sergeant McAllster Is a nephew of W.
8. McAllster of the Blumauer-Frank
company, where he was employed prior
to enlistment. He is in the supply de
partment of the medical corps.
Aberdeen Scliool Get Foghorn.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) Tho Aberdeen high school as
sembly on Tuesday will be the occasion
for the dedication of a new noise-mak
ing device such as few schools can
boast. It Is a steamer foghorn which
has been presented to the student body
and which will be brought into use on
occasions when noise is deemed essen
tial. A constitution governing the
keeping of the foghorn and providing
for the election of a custodian is be
ing prepared. The horn will be used
on out-of-town trips to represent the
student rooters who aro unable to at
tend there games.
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ont. a pertuind powder. A smooth,
halrleea lain always tallows Its use.
Dtmnunt' win not Injure or discolor tho
.Klo. ! esly apptlod and romovos super
fluous hslr or suss In two minutes, a
single application sufficing aniens the
hslr Is unusually thick. oi not smart
or d.sflguro and does not stimulate toe
s.-owth of nsw hair. DamouM' Is rec
ommended by ono of America's lesdLnx
ro-'ta.lts and is gusranteed to sIto sat
ufsetlon. It csn be obtained by mall la
p'.aln wrapper for seventy-five cents from
the Feencott Laboratories. Portland. Or.
or any (Irussist or department store
ran supply it.