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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 18, 1920
Skidoo for the Four Hundred!
What do you mean
of the best bills proposed before each
legislature, concentrating upon a few
of the bills rather than to allow the
machinery of the assembly to be
clogged with proposed measures that
have little to recommend them, or
others that must await time in which
to educate the people to the neces
sity of their passage. All welfare leg
islation Is included in the work of
these councils and positive results
have been obtained in every state
where Bucb. a council Is working.
Such excellent work has been ren
dered by these councils that state leg
islators accept only such social legis
lation for their consideration as has
received the endorsement of the leg
Oregon has an excellent council
representing the combined interests
of clubs, parent-teachers. Consumers'
league and W. C. T. U.
The officers of Martha Washington
chapter No. 14, O. E. S., were in
1 stalled at the Washington Masonic
hall, East Eighth and Burnslde
streets, last Monday night.
The arrangements were under the
direction of Mrs. Marion Nelson, re
tiring worthy matron, who acted as
installing officer. She was ably
assisted by Mrs. Lydia Wendlick,
marshal; Mrs. Katherine Morgan,
chaplain; Miss Mabel Olson, organist;
and Mrs. Jennie Rinehart, past grand
matron, acting grand lecturer.
The officers installed were: Mrs.
Ella Johnson, worthy matron; C. I.
Carpenter, worthy patron; Mrs. Lulu
Mills, associate matron; Mrs. Belle
Richmond, secretary; Mrs. Clara .Hall,
treasurer; Mrs. Jennie Smith, con
ductress; Mrs. L. Maude Ball, asso
ciate conductress; Mrs. Jessie Voor
hies, chaplain; Mrs. Sarah Alvord,
marshal; Miss Clara Smith, organist;
Mrs. Marie Strobel, Adah; Mrs. Maud
Stokes, Ruth; Miss Amie Young,
Esther; Mrs. achael Fullman,
Martha; Mrs. Beatrice Johnson,
Electa; Mrs. Kittle Day, warder; C.
U. Irving, sentinel.
The membership of this chapter has
now reached 700 and many petitions
are being received. This is the larg
est chapter in the state and one of
the largest in the northwest. Mrs.
Nelson, in behalf of the chapter, pre
sented to Mrs. Johnson a beautiful
bouquet of flowers. H. H. Young,
with appropriate remarks, presented
flowers to Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Rine
hart. Mr. Carpenter presented to
Mrs. Johnson a beautiful basket of
flowers from the incoming officers.
Mrs. Nelson received a past ma
tron's Jewel, the past patron, P. L.
L e r c h. making the presentation
Miss Gladys Johnson added to the
evening's pleasure by rendering a
violin solo. She was accompanied
by Miss Bernice Helm. The Masonic
quartet gave a selection and Hall
Young, accompanied by Mrs. Kathe
rine Johnson, gave a tenor solo.
A banquet was served at the close
of the meeting by a committee under
the direction of Mesdames Hiller,
iienry ana iimes.
Thrift and Spendthrift" is the
title of a masque or pageant that has
been prepared by Mrs. Charles F.
Marble, past president of the Wor
cester, Mass., Woman's club, for use
by the General Federation of Wo
men's clubs in its nation-wide thrift
campaign. The masque has literary.
musical and artistic value and at the
same time presents the lesson in
economy and conservation of which
the American people stand in so much
need. Mis3 Georgia Bacon, Worces
ter, Mass., director of thrift nroDa-
ganda for the general federation, is
chief distributor of this pageant and i
considers it one of the best bits of
work her department has presented.
The masque is available to all fed
Wnnirtnir r ...,. a- i i. I ur t Rtnkca. secretary, ana mrs.
-nrtu wtoa ,,,.,., . . - . o . o a . i ! . -i .1.. t. TBrnftH. treasurer.
..... j ui..:nai a l u cidi:k. i - . .
Miss Lutie Stearns will give an ad- The club will meet every two weeas
dress and Miss Ethel Mitchell of the at the homes or memoero.
Y. W. C. A. will speak. A picture The next meeting will be Thursday
will be given to the room having the I January 29, at the home or jars, nui
largest representation of mothers I brook, 661 uoine sireei..
present. A prize has been offered for
tne person bringing in the greatest 1 urn A. TSo-nham spoke on "Thrift
number of new active members. This . the Wichita parent-teacher meet-
" live-wire organization With a Incr Fridav
capable president , and some earnest Mr. c W. Hayhurst and Mrs. Sue
im-niifcio. i,n iui c snow was iriven -n. . i v. .n,DU0rji H T nip vti
...... . .. " t r-iii.1. ir, wtiu vii'-
naay at me school. txi rent-Teacher association on
n a... (nr. tvan nna hundred Tar-
The regular monthly meetins- of the . mil a social hour
. , , .. . . , . , , .... :. I w i
vaEiicun DUUIill UUD WHB neia Rt ttie anlnvad
home of Mrs. Clyde Keller, assisted by Gn Wednesday Miss Lutie Stearns,
Mrs. Florence Keller. Mrs. Finch, Mrs. L nm.ilm friend of Mrs. Helen Eakin
xiiiss tjoie. .uast year s or-I Qf ,-,. nr,H Mrs. C. W. . riaynursi,
fleers Miss Taylor, president; Mrs. I were honor guests at the Ainsworth
Nielsen, vice-president; Miss Gladys U .Thi.r association.
Palm, secretary, and Miss Ellen Zlnk. rnnii Parent-Teacher association
Our phone number has been
changed from Main 400
to Main 23.
PORTLAND, OREGON, JANUARY 18, 1920
CHAS. F. BERG
Vice-President and Manager.
300 Morrison Street
"Such a Comfy Little
Place to Shop "
We overheard one woman say
ing that to another and feel
mighty good about it! So
many women consider shopping
a tiresome bore with miles
and miles of aisles to be trav
ersed and tired girls behind the
counters it is a relief to know
that the bright, homey, cour
teous atmosphere of LEN
NON'S is appreciated.
The real secret of it all is
SERVICE. It is never too
much trouble to show mer
chandise it is never too much
trouble to let you know when
something you've been waiting
for has arrived it is always a
PLEASURE to display our
wares. Please eome in next
time you're down town.
Have you visited the little
blouse shop on the balcony
many charming bits of apparel
there for you !
THE WAIST SHOP in the
Portland Hotel Court is the
home of VOGUE PATTERNS.
Special January Clearance Sales From Every Department
This Is a Sale That Offers Real Values We Have Taken Odd Groups Broken Assortments and Merchandise Soiled From
Display and Reduced Prices Drastically
Women's "Tram" Silk Hose
Fine quality thread silk, with
lisle soles and garter tops,
and beautiful lace stripes
famous Tram brand. These
are semi-fashioned and come
in black only; 800 pairs on
A Sale of
Excellent quality that would
retail at $1 if bought in to
day's market. Sizes 6 and 8
fast black. Real value!
of Fine Brand
in a Sale
We wish we could publish the
maker's name the best
known in this country! Black
and brown silk hose slightly
irregular! Wonder value.
TVTTTIVT! You will always find just what
lVIJlflN I you're looking for in
HOSIERY OF THE BEST GRADE
HANDKERCHIEFS AND GLOVES
New Hosiery Arrivals
So many women have been waiting for the well-known Wayne
Lavender top cotton' hose
we are pleased to announce
that they are here now and
still priced one dollar!
Many charming new novelties
in silk hosiery lace metal
embroidered, silk embroidered
Think of that in these days
of high pripes! Of course,
the assortments are incom
plete some are soiled from
display, most of them are
mussed and there are but one
or two of each kind. Includ
ed are tub blouses of cotton,
irepe de chine and georgettes!
All styles and practically all
Exquisite blouse3 of fine
batiste made by hand in
every stitch. Some trimmed
with tiny clusters of tucks,
others have hemstitching and
pleats form "trimming for
many. All are delightfully
styled and have attractive
We specialize in blouses for
stouter women those wear
ing sizes 44 to 52.
A Clean-iip of Gloves
For Women and Children
A price that has not been quoted for many a year! There are
odd lines of children's doette gloves 2-clasp style women's
doette and silk gloves in 2-clasp style. Sizes and colors are
broken but practically all sizes and colors in the lot. At the
same price a group of 8-button suede gloves, black and a few
opera shades, in size 5 only.
Women's cape gloves in 1
clasp style. Also 1 -clasp pique
glace gloves. The colors are
white, black, pearl. Quality
is excellent! Better take ad
vantage of this opportunity!
Dainty lace-trimmed envel
opes of wash satin or crepe
de chine. With ribbon strap
shoulders or in bodice style.
Flesh colored union suits in
tailored style or bodice top.
4.11 sizes extraordinary qual
ity at such a low price.
Long, loose, slip-on and 2
clasp gloves some daintily
embroidered, some trimmed
with bands all smart. The
colors are white, black, pon
gee, gray, navy, with con
Practically all styles,
colors and sizes, just a
few of each. Slipons,
coat style, Tuxedo and
novelties. Some with
brushed wool collars,
fancy belts; others with
checked collars of same
material. They're real
beauties and extraordi
Heavy Cotton Union Suits
REGULARLY $2.50 NOW 95
Here's a rare find for this cold weather! Just 29 suits in this
group and sizes 4 and 5 only! They are heavy weight, round
neck, sleeveless, ankle length. Early shopping is advised.
Chas. F. Berg, Vice-President and Manager
309 Morrison Street Postqffice Opposite
treasurer, grave place to the Incoming
oiricers. Mrs. Nielsen, Mrs. Tinker.
Miss Lillian Strand, and Miss Ellen
Zlnk retaining- the office of treasurer.
After the meeting- cards and1 dancing
was enjoyed by all.
There will be a meeting of the Cen
tral W. C. T. U. at the Central library.
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Miss Lutie Stearns of Milwaukee, Wis.,
win speak on child welfare.
The Woman's society of the White
Temple will be entertained Wednes
iT at the home of Mrs. E. H. East,
255 East Fifty-fifth street. Assist
ing hostesses will be Mrs. W. O.
Sims. Mrs. F. G. Leary and Miss Ann
will give a dancing party In the as
sembly room of the school Tuesday
evening and Mrs. w. nji.u.
etate president, who Is a memoer oi
the Kerns Parent-Teacner assoviauuu.
will be honor guest.
Hawthorne Parent-Teacher circle
met on Tuesday at 3 o ciock.
Judge Kanzler will speak and there
will be a display of the work of pu
pils of the sewing and manual train
in laaeea. The president, Mrs. A. A.
Bass, extends a cordial invitation to
all Interested. Kelresnmems win u
lerved and a social hour enjoyed
The veterans of foreign wars auxil-
f ti, r x it ti I l.m will meet in ineir rooms. oa
v. wwi.nouji. ' u. J. . All. UUUI19UII H 111 I J n,Uid
preside. Luncheon will be served at courtnouse, tomorrow c" "''"''?
12:30 o clock.
auxiliary has undertaken to aid needy
ex-service men and their meetings are
i I ... ! . i- invntlK wh O 1ft 1 T
Portland Research club will meet tIrested and willing to help with the
riday. January 23. with Mrs. C. K. Ja welcome to these meetings,
ebber. 950 Hancock street, at 10 ai.r. vo nrnmlwrt several baby
A. M. The morning will be given over layettes. which must be completed by
February, and It is desired that there
to the programme planned for Decern
Der ii, wnicn nan to oe postponed on De a iarge attendance
account, vl ine Biorm, ana ioiiowxng I
I iin:l aim IVin - , , 1 . 1
ii.iii.iK. ti. 11 1, i v, mill llU6lllllut7 Ull
Clubwomen and all who are Inter
ested In women's work should give
tne suDject or tne family budget se-
ti -Portland Woman's club will
meet Friday, January 23, in the Mult
nomah hotel ballroom. Business meet
ing will open at 2 o clock, followed Dy
or. interesting programme. An ad
dress will be given by ur. iienry
rious thought. This is Thrift week. S;'" sldent of the University
The woman it the Knnrli- miini 1 oUZZaiu, pisiiucu w . .
The woman is the spender of much
of the family Income. Her duty now
is to be business-like and have sys
Mrs. S. ti. Lockwood, chairman for
the Portland Woman's Research club
luncheon, January 26 at the Benson
will have as reception committee for
of Washington, on "What 13 Amer
i7iits for the afternoon will db tne
women's clubs of Oregon City and the
state president, Mrs. Ida caiianan.
The auxiliary of the Friendship
chapter, O. E. S., will hold an an
" in 1 1 ii. . i no i i 1,1 (limn iuiunniL:e tin , , .
the day Mrs. D. M. Watson, Mrs. M. ?ay mes nJ?xt. ."L Vlt
W. Wvville. Mrs. E. .T. SIppIa Mr. nome ot ivxro. i.uv, v.
M. H. McClunir. Mrs. w H .T run,. East Forty-third street north.
Mrs -E. a. Clemfint. Mrs Tl TT Snw'
yer and Mrs. C. L. Dutcher. For res- I Mrs.' Weister's psychology class will
ervations clubwomen may telephone meet Wednesday, January 21. at 2:45
Tabor 791; Tabor 1395. or Main 3576. P. M-, in room E, central library. All
Barge Leonard will speak on the members are requested to bring pencil
Japanese situation. Dr. Howard Ag- I and paper.
new jonnston win give an address.
Oak Grove-Milwaukie Social club
will meet next Thursday with Miss
Elizabeth K.. Matthews. Florence
Brown will read a paper.
Rainier Banks Elect.
RAINIER. Or.. Jan. 17. (Special.
-At the annual meeting of the Rain
ier National Farm Loan , association
this week the following officers were
About 30 neighbors answered the! chosen: William Dwyer, John L. Mc
call to meet at the Neighborhood I Intyre, P. Mauris of Rainier, and F. M.
house Wednesday to organize a com- 1 Reimers and Charles b. Lyons
munity club. The meeting was called Gobel. Tbe association reports
by Ida Lowenberg for the puroose of I erowth of 50 per cent the past year.
benefiting the welfae of the commu- Thetate bank of Rainier this week
nity socially, urrtcers were elected elected the following orncers: jri. xt.
as follows: John Heitkemper. ores!-1 Dibblee, president; C. R. Hallberg,
dent; Mrs. l. ti. Beyer, vice-president: vice-president, and a. l. duller,
A. t.. vvrigni, treasurer, and Ida Low- cashier.
enberg, secretary and temporary
nha Ir rm a n
It was decided to call the club the "UJ marines
neighborhood community club, and I t iraiKR. Or.. Jan. 17. Snecial.V
the second weanesaay of every month Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker of Colville,
was seiecieo. lor regular meetings. 1 wash., were visitors at the home o
Editor A. E. Veatch of this city. M
A few of the women of the Highland 1 a.nd Mrs. Baker went into the Colville
Parent-Teacher association met Thurs-I country 17 years ago without money
day at the home oi Airs. Yarnell for I and recently sold their farm for o0
the purpose of organizing an educa-1 000. and at a public sale their per
tion and study club. It was decided sonal property brought $12,000. They
to call the ciuo tne travel club, and are now on a long trip through th
tne ionowiiig oinccra were elected: l country ana win visit in tne east aji
Mrs. J. C. Murray, president; Mra.ljsouth before their return to the coasi
DAUGHTER OF PORTLAND HERO
TO GIVE ROSES TO PERSHING
Jean Abercrombie, Age 6, Whose Father, Captain Charles H. Aber-
crombie, Met Death Overseas, Chosen for Honor.
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MQyi H,s-ri. -wore
doing surgical work. "I think I'll lose
both my legs," he said at one time.
He asked once for water. One of the
boys remarked that they had the
Huns running, and he said: "That's
good." One officer who talked with
him soon after he had been struck
was . F. S. Sever of Portland, com
mander of company I. Another was
Major Cadwalter. Soon after the
sorrowful procession started toward
Very, a shell came so close that the
captain put his hands over his face
to keep off the debris.
He reached the dressing station in
Very canyon about two hours after
he was hit. He was sent through the
evacuation hospitals in the Aire river
valley, a dozen miles southeast, and
on October 3 reached base hospital
No. 31 at Contrexeville, V'osges. The
right leg had been amputated in the
Aire river valley.
From Contrexeville Captain Aber
crombie twice wrote to his wife. Mrs.
Lucile Abercrombie, then in Chicago,
now living in Portland. He wrote
that his fighting days were over, but
that he thought Uncle Sam would
hurry the' wounded home, and that he
might get there by Christmas.
A chaplain prayed with him on Oc
tober 10. On the 11th he died.
Meanwhile the little family ex
pected him home for Christmas. It
was its practice to hurry to the door
when the bell rang in hope that he j
mignt do mere.
As Christmas dinner was being
prepared the bell rang again. The
mailman was there.
What he handed in was a letter
from the chaplain announcing Cap
tain Abercrombie's death.
HEN Jean Abercrombie, age t.
hands the bouquet of Portland
roses to General John J. Persh
ing today, perhaps the eyes of the
general will moisten, for the men
who died in the "Argonne and tbe chil
dren they left behind are dear to the
heart of the commander-in-chief.
Charles H. Abercrombie, captain of
company M. 363d infantry, was father
of Jean. He was a. Portland lawyer.
the attorney for the Security Savings
& Trust company. He had a wife
and three children, and he was of an
age at which tew .volunteered, yet
he was among the first to go into
training, and when the great 91st
division went overseas. Abercrombie
was with it as an infantry leader.
It was mid-July when he got to
France, and in less than two months
he was on his way to the front, Sep
tember 26. at daybreak, he took com
pany M over the top from a point
near Cigallerie butte. on the north
side of the Foret de Hesse, and pro
ceeded through the western edge of
the Bois de Cheppy toward the vil
lage of Very. Captain Abercrombie's
company was part of a support bat
talion on the first day, and accord
ingly had few losses.
Company 1b Front Wave.
On September 27, however, company
M was in the front wave, and in
traversing the bullet and shell-swept
plateau between Very and Eclisfon
taine had no fewer than 13 men killed
or fatally wounded, of whom one was
the redoubtable captain.
It was about 4 P. M. before the cap
tain was struck. His men had ad
vanced about two kilometers since
the morning. The captain himself
had got across the national highway
running through Varennes. Eclnfon
taine and Romagne. Sergeants Ped
rioli and Thompson. Corporals Powell
and Nonnenmann and Privates Tuck
er, Kicker, Blair, Gallagher. Eide and
Wainio, all company M men, were al
ready dead or dying, while many a
man had fallen with lesser wounds
among the Bhellholes or in the barb
wire. A few hundred yards to the
left rear, the 35th division (Missouri
and Kansas) was 'trying to struggle
forward. The 35th was a little be
hind, and, although company M did
not know it, 91st headquarters was
soon to ptop men from going farther
till the line could be straightened
Then a shell fell close to the cap
tain. James Hammill, a private, had
an eye blown out. His captain was
struck in the legs, and the right leg
was nearly torn off. The boys gath
ered around him and discussed get
ting him back to Very. He was an
immense man, and it was nearly two
miles to the dressing station. Sixteen
of his men took turns in carrying
him back. .
Shells Strike Close.
Twice on the way he asked the
boys to take their knives and cut off
the worst injured leg, but it was not
done. Soldiers were always chary of
SALEM "Y". NOMINATES
Regular Annual Election to Be
Held This Week.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY". Sa
lem, Or.. Jan. 17. (Special.). Nomi
nations for Y. M. C. A. officers for the
coming year have been reported by
the nominating committee, composed
of Professor Von Eschen, Russell
Racey, Ben RIckll. Howard Mort and
Harold Dlmick. The following nomi
nees will be voted upon at the reg
ular annual election, which is sched
uled for next week:
President Robbin Fisher, Salem;
Edwin Socolofsky, Salem, and Rus
sell Rarey, Tacoma. Wash.
Vice-president Ralph Barnes. Sa
lem; Benjamin Rickli, Spring Garden,
Cal., and Harry Rarey, Tacoma, Wash.
Secretary Sheldon Sackett. Sheri
dan; Verne Ferguson, Bremerton
Wash., and Howard George, Wenat
Treasurer Leon Jennison. Kansas;
William Mickelson, Camas, Wash.,
and Clarence Gillette. Woodburn.
Chairmen of the departments of
Bible etudy, missions, deputations,
campus service and membership will
be appointed by the newly elected
president when he assumes office.
TWO POLK ROADS CLOSED
County Court Bars Heavy Loads
DALLAS, Or., Jan. 17. (Special.)
The Polk county court thia week
issued ordera closing two more roads
in the county to heavy traffic The
road between Lewisvllle and Falls
City which was formerly one of the
best pieces of roadway in the county
has been cut to pieces during the past
year by trucks hauling large loads
of lumber. It was closed by the court
and loads exceeding 500 teet of lum
ber and one-half cord of wood for
bidden use of tha thoroughfare. Auto
trucks are banned also on this piece
The Buell-Sheridan highway, also
has been closed to heavy hauling, not
more than 1500 pounds being per
mitted to be hauled on the road at
one time and then only on trucks
equipped with pneumatic tires.
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