The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 20, 1919, Section One, Page 15, Image 15

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Unbounded Pleasure of Outdoor Life Is Described by Frontiersman Who
Came to Oregon in 1845 and Served in Indian War. -
Newly Arrived
Georgette Neckwear
At 50c
White Georgette Collars,
also Collar and Cuffs, round
or sailor styles with Filet
Coverall Aprons
Open front style, of
checked or striped Scout Per
cale, light and dark patterns,
trimmed with rick rack braid,
belt and pockets.
War Savings Stamp Campaign
Shows Least Expense.
Georgette Blouses
Special at $4.95
Oregon Also Leads in Percentage of
Sales Made During First Six
Months of Year 1919.
That Oregon has conducted its war
savings stamp campaign at less expense-
and to better advantage than
any other state in the district is in
dicated in a message juet received
from Robert K. Smith, director of war
loan organizations for the twelfth fed
eral reserve district, who is in San
Francisco, where he has been going
into the records of war loan activities.
Writing to the local offices of the
war savings stamp organization, Mr.
Smith eays:
4'I am pleased to hand you herewith
copy of a memorandum which I am
sending to Governor Calkins of the
twelfth federal reserve district, show
in? relation between sales in the sev
eral states in the district. Tou will
note that the highest cost is that of
Arizona, running 4 per cent. Next
comes Nevada, with 2 per cent, fol
lowed by southern California at la4
per cent.
Orcxon Head the List.
"Oregon heads the list, your cost be
ing only one-tenth of 1 per cent.
"I am also pleased to inform you
that, upon analysis of sales, I find
Oregon has sold 34.6 per cent of the
quota assigned to the state for the
first six months of the year. Only
one state, Hawaii, has made a better
showing, with 43.4 per cent. Alaska
has 33.5 per cent, and Washington 30.3
per cent. Nevada is next, with 2? 8
per cent. Idaho has sold 20.3 per cent,
Utah 15.2 per cent, Arizona and south
ern California each 14.2 per cent, north
ern California closing the list with 10. S
per cent.
"The figures I have given are up to
June 30."
Figures compiled by Mrs. A. R. Innes,
associate state director for Oregon,
show, too, that for the month of May
this year Oregon and Nebraska tied
for fifth place in per ' capita of war
savings stamp sales, each with a per
capita of 10 cents.
Oreson Fourth in Per Capita.
In per capita sales for the year up
to May 31 Oregon is in fourth place
in the list of states, with a per capita
of 1.28.
The war savings stamp campaign
this year is being conducted by the
treasury department largely along
educational lines, the expressed pur
pose of the campaign being to keep
alive in th lives of Americans, young
and old, the habits of thrift and saving
through investment in government fee-
cu rities, established during the war.
Activ propaganda to this end is be
ing conducted by the Oregon war sav
ings stamp organization.
I ft 'L'ar"'- -TV
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Professor of History Oreo:. Agricultural
one of the best trout fisher
men in Oregon. He is also a pio
neer of the true kind original in the
extreme. In the 60s, before there were
roads in that locality, he and Iiis friend,
James Dixon, crawled through the
brush to what is now Elk City. Here
they brought up their families and
passed their time close to nature, en
joying many an hour angling in the
waters of the Yaquina.
Being frontiersmen they understood
and thoroughly enjoyed outdoor life
and did not depend wholly on books for
their education. Joaquin Miller tells
us that "books are only for those who
cannot think." Hence these lovers of
nature imbibed many of - the lessons
that never got into books and their
education came to be more compre
hensive than their libraries.
This sounds as if their lives were
easy; but pioneers are usually busy peo
ple. When these men established Elk
City they were their own producers and
consumers. They had much to do In
forming the local government, and in
accord with the prevailing custom of
th.ose days they monopolised nearly
every position in their embryo town.
They exchanged labor. When one- was
"squire" the other was constable, and
so on. This gave variety to their du
ties, which were many so many that
to give some idea of their multiplicity
the following is related of Mr. Simpson:
Duties Increased by Jurist.
When requested by Judge Matthew
Deady in court to state his occupa
tion, this original character replied:
I am the proprietor of Elfc City. 1
own a large tract of land adjoining the
College Physician Makes Many Calls
and Examinations at Mini
mum of Expense.
LEGE, Corvallis, July 19. (Special.)
The plan of giving students of the col
lege health insurance at a nominal cost
is adjudged an unqualified success.
Out of an incidental student fee for the
echool year of $10, which entitles a
student to the student body paper, the
O. A. C. Barometer, free admission to
athletic and other college activities. ap
proximately $2.80 goes to pay for the
free health service. A doctor and
nurse are employed and figures show
that the idea has worked well.
Working on the assumption that "an
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure," students have been given general
directions in respect to correct living.
The report of C. R. Matthis. college
physician, who was employed by the
board of control in January, shows that
from that time until the close of the
school year. 1645 conditions were treat
ed, 2952 office calls were received, 272
visits were made by the physician, 1S6
medical examinations were made, 631
surgical dressings used and 5 minor
operations undertaken. The list of
cases handled covers several typewrit
ten pages in the official report and
shows great variety. Colds lead with
342 cases and poison oak comes next
in popularity with 107 victims. Scores
of sprains and lacerations were treated,
Iio deaths were reported in this period.
An emergency hospital was opened in
Shephard hall January 11, when the
second epidemic of influenza began, the
students being asked to pay only part
of the actual hospital expense. Miss
Amy Cyrus is the registered nurse em
Southern Array Reported Completely
Defeated by Outlaws.
STOCKHOLM. July 19. The south
ern Finnish army has been completely
routed by the bolsheviki, but the north
ern army by a hasty retreat succeeded
in savins the greater part of its forces.
according to the Helsingfors corre
spondent of the Social Oemokraten.
Volunteers with artillery are leaving
lieisingiors lor tne iront dally.
An American steamer with ten tanks
and much ammunition is at Helsingfors,
unable to land on account of a dock
liody of A. P. Murray "Will Be Sent
to Springfield for Burial.
WINNIPEG. July 19. (Special.)
That A. P. Murray, well known in
Portland and a resident of Springfield
came to his death through an acciden
was the findings ofthe coroner's jury
nere r nuay. i ne aspnait tanK, me ex
.Goion of which caused the death
.Mr. Murray, was the property of the
Eitulithic & Paving Co. and was found
to be detective.
The body will be sent to Springfield
Dr., where the funeral services will b
Scottish Kilts Cut Short.
LONDON. July 19. Curtailment m
the amount of cloth used in the kil
worn by Scottish troops saved $115,00
to the government. The Scottish troops
did not resent the innovation and to
nil appearances their ftllrs are as full
natural entomologist, who abuses his
"A tenderfoot is a fellow who seeks
a good place to fish instead of a place
to catch fish.
"An excited fisherman is one who
mistakes the big angleworms on the
Yaquina for live macaroni.
"He who thinks he knows more than
others is usually a fool.
"He who seeks to tell others how
to run their business doesn't know how
to run his own."
Army Reports Throw Spotlight on
Our Public School System.
Robert W. Bruere In Harper's Magazine.
In February of this year a repre
sentative of the surgeon-g&feral's office
appeared before a congressional com
mittee In support of a. bill designed to
gtve federal aid to the states in extend
ing: the knowledge of English among
native Illiterates and non-English-speaking
immigrants. He laid before
congress the data accumulated by the
war department during Its examination
of drafted men.
These records ihow that 25 per cent
of the men who entered the draft army
were unable to read the newspapers or
to write letters home. A large propor
tion of this -5 per cent were as com
pletely incapable of writing their names
as the coolies of inland China.
This shocking extent of Illiteracy
among the adult men whom our sys
tem of public education had certified to
citizenship, not only interfered with
the exigent training o. the new army,
but seriously embarrassed field opera
tions. Moreover, it placed grave ob
stacles in the way of efficient Industrial
mobilization. Accidents that hamper
own. I hold two miles .of riverfront j production occur twice as frequently
along a navigable stream, and I claim
mountain tunnel with a good pros
pect for coal. ' I raise cattle, sheep,
horses and hogs, and my wife cares
for the children and raises chickens,
ducks and vegetables and does the
milking. I am the community post
master and school clerk and sometimes
serve as constable when I am not jus
tice of the peace. I run a hotel in one
building, a blacksmith shop in another.
tore in another, a livery stable In
another and a warehouse in another. I
hunt considerable, fish a great deal and
smoke all the time."
'That is sufficient, interrupted the
court. "To your duties I wifl add those
of federal juryman": and the bailiff
said: "Marshall Simpson is sure a busy
Recently the writer met Mr. Simpson
seated on the porch of his Elk City
home and pursuing his chief vocation,
and he requested of the host a further
account of himself. This sage in farm
er's attire, raising his eyebrows Just
enough to peep over he smoke of his
favorite pipe "Old Faithful gave the
following autobiography, together with
some bits of wisdom which he had
evolved during his long career on the
banks of the Yaquina:
Orearoa Reached in 1845.
'i was boin July 13, 1838, and when
the women called they all kissed me
and told my mother that I was the
prettiest baby ever born in Laurence
county Arkansaw. That is the proudest
event of my life. My father left with
his family for Oregon In the spring of
1844 and one of the ox teams 'broke
sagebrush' on Meek's cutoff in 1845. We
arrived in Oregon that fall and took
up a claim on the south side of the
Luckiamute near what is now called
Airlie. I was the first white child in
an Oregon house south of the Luckia-raute.
"I grew to manhood there and served
in the Rogue river Indian war in 1856.
Upon returning home I won the repu
tation of killing more ducks and grouse
than anyone else in our neighborhood
This gave me social standing which
enabled me to marry Miss Joieey A.
Bevins. living near Buena Vista.
"I had read an account of a man
ho lived on fish and potatoes 156
years, u pon learning that potatoes and
fishing would be easy at Elk City we
moved there 1866. I decided to try
it at that for a hundred years
and if m - .th wasn't good at the
end of th te I would leave. I have
lived ther ore than 50 years and can
outrun any person of my age in Oregon1.
While I came to Elk City for a life
of leisure, I soon found myself run
ninsr a feed stable and ranch. I man
aged a store and hotel for 20 years and
did a lot of extra work to IU1 in. After
serving as postmaster lor Z5 years
I received a check from uncle Sam for
10 cents to cover my only error of that
quarter century, which I regard as
glowing tribute to an unlettered man
like myself. But I forgot to add that
while I was postmaster I killed more
deer and caught more trout than any
one else in this locality.
Schooling; Received in Hotel.
"About the only schooling I ever
received was in my Elk City hotel,
where we had a good opportunity to
hear everybody talk at his best. After
listening to what the guests had to say
in that time I summed up the philos'
ophy of life on the Taquina in aph
orism, s ten of which are these:
"Anyone who eats too much ia a an
cide and a thief.
"He who drinks too much is a boob.
"One who sleeps too much is a brute
One who talks too much is apt to
be a liar.
"He who dresses beyond his purse
a dude, and he who is ruled by his wife
is subdued.
"The town sportsman that's always
among the illiterate as among those
who can read and write. No doubt the
rale of illiteracy among the drafted
men was somewhat higher than among
the population as a whole, with Its
large increment of children of compul
sory school age. But the draft army
was, -fter all. a selected body of men.
and the fact that one-fourth of them
were Illiterate throws a disillusioning
light on the elementary efficiency of
our public school system.
Marshfleld In Need of Teachers.
MARSHF1ELD, Or., July 19. (Spe
cial.) But 19 teachers in a necessary
force of So, have been secured lor the
Marshfleld city schools. Most of those
who have signed contracts for the en
suing school year are teachers em
ployed here in the past year. Salary
raises of $10 per month failed to hold
a number who sought employment else
where. The faculty now under con
tract, includes Superintendent F. A.
Embracing higher priced blouses' in
nearly a score of distinctly different
styles with square necks and new col
lars or collarless.
Fine Georgette Blouses in colors of
flesh, gray, blue, maize, sunset, also in
white. Beaded, embroidered, braided
or lace trimmed.
New Silk Dresses
Here are taffeta, crepe de chine, georg
ette, combinations of taffeta and georgette
sleeves combinations of plain and figured
georgette crepe.
Round collarless styles and square neck
lines, with vestee effect, neatly trimmed
with tucks, buttons and white embroidered
georgette collars.
Models with blouse effects and girdles
of self material.
Tiedgen: Kthel Heece. principal high
school; F. A. Golden, science; Charles
L. Weaver, physical director: Olga, iSod
erstrom. Jessie Purdy, Ada May Newell.
Lily Miller. Muriel McHenry. Edith M.
Stalley, principal of grades; Ellen 41
Larson, principal grades; Hester Bemis,
BHva Flsnagan. Clara Rutherford.
This Is What Farmer Says of
Tanlac Gains 15 Pounds.
Had Suffered 25 Years.
"Tou may know that Tanlac Is doing
me a lot of good or I wouldn't have
come nearly twenty miles to get these
three bottles I am buying: now," said
Samuel Bacon, a well-known and pros
perous farmer who lives at Boring,
Oregon, while In the Owl Drug Store
in .Portland the other day.
I have been trying for twenty-five
years to find a medicine or treatment
that would overcome my troubles." he
continued, "and Tanlac is the only
thing that has ever done me any good
t all. uurlng all these years I suf
fered terribly from rheumatism in my
back, and there were times when I was
in such bad condition that I couldn't
turn over in bed, and after sitting down
for a little while I could hardly get up
nin. My kidneys bothered me a great
deal, too. and I would often have to
get up four or five times during the
night, and the pains in my back were
so severe that I rarely ever got any
sleep. My appetite wars very poor, and
what little I did force myself to eat
would give me indigestion in the worst
way. I lost a lot In weight and finally
got so weak and run-down that I could
hardly walk or stand on ray feet.
"Then I heard about Tanlac through
my daughter, who had been greatly ben
efited by taking It. In fact, she was so
pleased with Tanlac that she bought me
a bottle of It and told me that she
thought It was the very thing I needed.
Well, air, I began to feel stronger and
better In every way before I had fin
ished that first bottle. I have taken
three bottles so far, and I eat so much
that I actually get ashamed of myself
sometimes. What I eat agrees with me,
too, and I never have a sign of indi
gestion now. I have gained fifteen
pounds in weight, and feel like a dif
ferent man altogether. The pains have
left my back, and my kidneys seem to
be in first-class condition, and I never
have to get up during the night any
more. I am also free from rheumatism,
and. In fact, I feel better In every way
than I have for many years I tell you,
this Tanlac is a good medicine and has
done me more good than all the rest of
the medicines put together I have taken
during the last twenty-five years, and
I think that Is saying a good deal."
Tanlac is sold in Portland by the Owl
Drug Co. Adv.
Natural Pongee
Reduced lo 97 Yard
An exceptional quality of natural color
Shantung pongee. This pongee is most de
sirable for summer apparel and extremely
desirable at this low price.
Fancy Bath Towels
Bleached Turkish Bath Towels of extra
heavy weight and serviceable, durable thread
towels and hand-hemmed ends.
Closely woven, finished with hemmed ends,
plain white and red striped borders; soft,
absorbent huck towels for home or hotel use.
Pure white bleached muslin, 36 inches in
width, in a nice soft finish.
Unbleached muslin, one yard wide, good
medium weight; extra value.
Linen-finished toweling, colored border.
Regular 20c value.
Seamless Sheets
At $1.85
Note the quality of these
seamless sheets full bleached
and then note the price and the
siye. All are indications that
one should purchase a supply.
Reduced to $1.75 Each
72x90 sheets of fine quality
sheeting, soft finish, pure white,
bleached, free from dressing.
Unbleached $1.65
72x90 seamless sheets a well
known brand.
Unbleached $1.59
81x90 unbleached seamless
sheets of good quality muslin.
Special Priced 25 Each
Made of good quality muslin,
strong and durable ; size 42x36.
Fiber Silk Sweaters
Everyone knows
that the always
appropriate wrap
of summer is the
Women's fiber
silk sweaters
belted styles, with
sailor collars and
pockets, in rose,
yellow, purple,
Copen, Pekin and
royal blue. Great
ly underpriced for
Monday's J C
sale at
V- 7
49 AND 69'YARD
Medium, light and dark colors in new
georgette and challie patterns.. These will
make sheer, cool and charming summer
Carolyn Woodn. Roberta E. Ballard.
Louise M. Wilbur. Kmma Kramer, lna
Widows Pensions Watclieil.
MARSH FIELD. Or.. July IS. (fpe
ciHl. Tho Poos county mnrl h
adopted a new method of controllins
the widow's pensions. Ia several In
stances It was learned women who had
moved from the county were atill draw
In pensions from Coos. Hereafter, all
who are paid widow pensions must re
port to the court on the first of every
month and thin schem- will determine
whether the recipients ara entitled
to aid.
Brazil's" textile Indun'.ry is reported
to be passing through a serious crista
some manufactories having already bear
Beautify Your Home With
Distinction and a decided air of culture come
into the home with the Grand Piano. It is
evidence of musical knowledge and refine
ment, and adds beauty and dignity to its set
ting. Once price made the Grand Piano
attainable to those of wealth only.
Modern scientific manufacturing methods
have changed all that. v;-
More than any instrument that we know meets that
happy medium of size, price and quality. In beau
tiful cases of English Brown and Satin Mahogany,
it is adding to the attractiveness of hundreds of
homes, and delighting all hearers. .
Easy Terms
Stores Alaa at San Kraaclae. Oadtlaiad. iMterauaeato. aaa Jose. Los Aaarele
When it seems just about too hot to do much
of anything, the thins; yon nerd ia a trip to
Columbia Beach, to that place of real joy
and no regrets. Today U toxng to be a
"haia-dinger" at ,
The Largest Amusement
Park in the West
Today at the Beach
The great sand beach is now
several hundred yards wide, of
clean white sand.
Hydro Merrie
The brand new riding: device.
YouH never know a real thrill
until you have tried it.
To the strains of that Broad
way Novelty Orchestra. It sim
ply lifts you off the seats.
Get Into the Movies
At least you can watch the
Cloveria Film Co. make th
first Oregon Produced Comedy
Miller Goes Up
Miller jroes-ballooning: at S:S0
of the P. M. He never fails to
add a new wrinkle to his stunts.
Fire Dept.
Vancouver Cars Every Minute or Twt,
and as picturesque as ever.
looking for tlie lu country, food la