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THE SUNDAY OREGONTAN. PORTLAND. JULY 4, 1920
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UKnlgrhts of Columbus and man
agement of the Western Musical
bureau, the Fabulist male choir of New
York City, will appear In two con
certs matinee and evening July 18.
in the public auditorium.
John Finnegan Is tenor soloist with
the choir. Mr. Finnegan is tenor solo
ist at the St. Patrick's cathedral. New
York, and is said to have a beautiful,
silvery voice that Is equaled by few
living tenors. I
The famous Paullst choir now Is
n Its 1920 transcontinental tour. This
choir is not only , a treat liturgical
choir for the services of the church
In a great basilica In New York, but
It is a most wonderful body of men
and boys virtuoso concert organi- j
ration In America. '
Critics In America and, Europe are
unanimous In their conviction that the
young Paullst sopranos and counter
tenors have the moat perfectly trained
voices today. In 16 years these Paulist
choristers have sung 2000 concerts
and almost every type of music, from
the most Intricate polyphonio motets
of tie middle ages to the simplest
Father Finn tomided the Paullst
choir and still Is the director and conductor-
A chorus of tenors and passes will
accompany the boys on their tour, for
much, of their programme calls for
the lyrie notes of real tenors and the
deep resonance of profound. asaos.
There is something in the programme
for every mUHleal taste, from Pa
lestrina and Each to the solos of small
UUIDISO PLAYS THE TtTBA,
When the Caledonia Silver Cornet
oand of Marion, O., Is reorganized for
the campaign next fall. It will have a
new tuba player. The melodious "um
pah. umpah" that came from that in
strument when United States Senator
Warren G. Harding puffed out his
cheeks as if he had an apple in each,
will not be heard. '
Mr. Harding won't be able to "get
off for rehearsals in the barber ehop
or to play with the boys in the torch
light processions, because he has a
new job that will keep him busy all
the time, says the New York Times.
That was made plain a couple of days
ago, when the former tuba player,
now the republican presidential nomi
nee, discussed a report from Marion
that the Caledonia band, in which he
played as a boy, is to be reorganized.
"I think they will have a hard time
getting the members of that band to
gether again," said Senator Harding.
"The fellows who played in it are
pretty well scattered."
"What was your particular artistic
bent?" ' was an inquiry put to the
candidate. "Did you play the slide
trombone or the tuba?"
"Please don't exaggej-ate musical
ability," Senator Harding requested
as he attempted to divert the line
Some of Senator Harding's friends
were inclined to believe that he was
belittling his musical prowess, and as
ground for their view they called at
tention to the fact that one of the
first men to congratulate him on his
nomination was John Philip Sousa. It
was stated at Senator Harding's of
fice that he first played the alto horn
in the Caledonia band and was after
ward "graduated" into the tuba class.
MISS LEE WIS PLAUDITS.
Miss Lorraine Lee of Canby, Or.,
daughter ot 'Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lee
of that , place and an accomplished
young vomaiik is meeting with success
as a soloist in the West Coast Chau
tauquas and appearing with the New
York Italian band. At many places
Miss Lee has received ovations. Sev
eral places where she has appeared,
it has been requested from the audi
ence she sing some of the old-time
elections and when this has been
done. Miss Lee. has acted as her own
- accompanist on the piano. Among the
places in which Miss Lee has appeared
recently are Coiville. Wash.; Deer
Park, Wash.; Clarkston, Wash.; Craig
mont, Idaho; Kamlan, Moscow, Ritz
ville. Wash.; Grandvlew, Granger,
Pasco, Heppner, Or., Grass Valley,
Prineville, Bend. Dufur, White Sal
mon, Sumner, Enumclaw, Auburn,
Ferndale, Darrington, Kirkland, Mon
tesano, South Bend, Ilwaco, Astoria,
Kelso, Bandon. Springfield, Open. En
terprise, Halfway. Wilder, Idaho, and
Hazelton. Miss Lee has been engaged
as soloist of the Willamette Valley
Chautauqua which opens July 13, to
continue until July 25, inclusive, at
Gladstone park. She has a remarkable
voice and for about a year was a
student of Mrs. Nieta Barlow Law
rence, contralto, of this city. Miss
Lee has been heard in Portland on
a number of occasions. The last time
she appeared was before the Live
Wires of this city and the Ad club
of Portland, at a luncheon.
GIRL COMPOSER It AS TALENT.
A natural gift for composition of
melody and harmony without much
instruction in either of these tranches
of music is the somewhat unusual
accomplishment of Gertrude Myers, of
1255 East Couch street- Without
musical education, other than the
usual piano lessons of high school
age, dainty melodies literally flow
from this girl's fingertips, and her
music room has several manuscripts
which have been composed purely for
Last year when the Camp Lewis
quartet sang an engagement at the
public auditorium, this organization
seized upon "Mammy's Lil' Man," a
slumber song by Oartrude Myers, as a
number of exceptlnal merit for quar
tet work, and this song was used in
Portland and throughout the Chau
tauqua tour of the quartet with great
After a recent moonlight visit to
Council Crest park, Gertrude Myers
composed "On the Top of the Town
With You," a dreamy, melodious
waltz song. After hearing this waltz,
the park management immediately
procured the manuscript and turned
it over to Andrew Nelsen, director of
the Crest orchestra, who arranged an
orchestration. He placed the number
on both dancing and Sunday concert
programmes, and it has won instant
MR. AND MRS. VANN PROMOTED.
James Silas Vann, at present organ
ist in the First Baptist church, has
been appointed organist and choir
director there for next season, to suc
ceed, as director, Harold Hurlburt,
Who now is in. New York City, furth
ering his vocal studies. Mrs. Vann
known professionally as Mary Adele
Case Vann and one of the principal
contraltos or tnis city, has been ap
pointed special soloist in the First
Baptist church for the summer season
and Mr. and Mrs. Vann enter upon
uieir new duties today.
Mrs. Vann is a singer of European
reputation and has sung successfully
in Paris, London, New Y'ork City and
many other cities in the east. She once
appeared as concert soloist in Eng
land with Harold Bauer, the star
pianist. Mrs. Vann made a hit last sea
son in opera with the Portland Opera
Association- She la unusually sifted.
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FOUR MT7SIC PEOPLE ACTTVH
IN CURRENT EVENTS.
Fay Huntington, contralto, is
home from her recent profes
sional music activities in south
James Silas Vann is appointed
organist and choir director' for
next season, and his wife, Mary
Adele Case Vann. contralto, is
appointed special soloist for the
summer months, in the First
Miss Lorraine Lee of Canby,
Or., will sing at Willamette Val
ley Chautauqua, Gladstone Park.
both in the concert field and as a
Mr. Vann has studied pipe organ
and piano with acknowledged masters
in the east and has appeared in suc
cessful recitals in the south and east.
In this city he has won credit for his
fine organ playing in the public audi
torium. MISS BIRD WINS NEW HONORS.
Miss Winifred Byrd, the Oregon
New York piano Btar, is meeting with
continued success In her concerts in
In a recent number of the Newark,
N. J., Evening NewB appears this no
tice: Armory hall is not favorable
to the performances ofr nocturnes on
the piano. Something more robust
is needed in dealing with Its tone-devouring
space. For that reason Miss
Byrd substituted for one by Grieg,
the "C sharp minor prelude" (Rach
maninoff), whose sonorities carry far.
She also omitted Olsen's "Butter
flies" as being too delicate to wing
their way to distant hearers. Besides,
the most popular of all preludes now
being strummed In concert rooms and
studios or disturbing the quiet of
homes, she played Liszt's tonal de
pletion of "St. Francis Walking on the
Waters," with which Ferruccio Bu
soni familiarized a good many Amer
icnas a decade ago, and his "La Cam
panella," that she stirred the audi
ence to keenest appreciation of her
ability. Petite in size, with hair
bobbed a la Ethel Leginska, there is
something volcanic in her playing
no smoke but much fire. Electrical
in its effect was her work in the
double-trill passage in "La Campa
nula." In its even upbuilding, clar
ity and ringing power it recalled the
late and lamented Teresa Carreno's
performance of it, unsurpassed by
rival virtuosi. A chance word -with
Miss Byrd led to the discovery that
she had studied the composition with
the Venezuelan and had caught the
trick from that "Valkyre of the
The Fort Worth. Texas, Star-Tele
gram says: Winifred Byrd startled,
then delighted an audience that lis
tened aghast at her piano interpreta
tions of very difficult music at the
First Baptist church auditorium. She
is tiny, but her diminutlveness is lost
in the magnitude of tone that she
produces from the Instrument. Her ne
gotiation of the dangers of "St. Fran
cis Walking on the Waters" was done
with entire aplomb and muscle. Not
that there is any sense of muscle in
her playing; on the contrary. It is
astonishingly easy. Graduating from
the powerful, crashing fortissimos to
the daintier, lighter melody of Ol
sen's "Papillons," the artist satisfied
the wonder of the audience if she
could handle the fantastic as she han
dled the powerful. Miss Byrd chose
a programme of difficult music. But
despite this fact, she responded to
repeated recalls. At the close of the
recital the audience refused to move.
After giving two extra numbers the
artist was brought to the stage twice
again to silence the ringing ap
plause. Nobody left. In fact, the
audience was loath to leave even at
the close of the second encore. The
gracious little pianist smiled and
talked to the crowd that circled about
her as she was leaving."
MR. HENRY LIKES OREGON.
Harold Henry, the noted American
piano authority, has arrived in this
city to pursue the duties of his nro
fession. He gave a piano recital this
past season in the Heiltg theater as
part of the concert attractions of the
Ellison-White music bureau, where he
gave ample evidence that he pos
sesses true piano genius.
Mr. Henry was born in this coun
try, and it is largely due to his own
hard work and perseverance that he
has won the artistic excellence found
In the ranks of the big pianists of
This past season. Mr. Henry- has
played at more than 100 concerts,
some of these being with leading
sy mphony orchestras. Mr. Hw
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educated in piano in this country,
passed four years under the instruc
tion of eminent piano authorities in
Berlin, and was for one year in
Mr. Henry plans in the spring of
1921 to give concerts in Europe. He
has arranged to be in this city until
early in. August, when he hopes to
enjoy his vacation in Oregon, as he
likes our Orearon scenerv. nrlor to
returning for the music season to the I
east. His first concert engagement
of 1920-21 is a concert at Lockport,
N. Y., early in September.
Arturo Toscanini plans to visit the
with him the orchestra of La Scala.
for a series of SO concerts.
Lulsa Tetrazzlnl la now resting in
her villa In Lugano, Italy. In Sep
tember ehe will give recitals In Eng
land, and In October will return to
America for a farewell tour
Mr. p.l rl,,,.. p."
J ? I Coursen-Reed director, has
v'--a' ucfca iv Ullu C U 11 1 III cr
and will resume work again in Sep
Howard Barlow, now of New York
and formerly music director of the
chorus of Reed college, is home for
the vacation season. He says it is in-
vigorating to be back again in the
Oregon air and home scenes. He has
ust finished scoring 200 pages of a
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Clifford, violin
and piano, and assisting musicians at I
Stevenson, .Wash., for the week's end.
are furnishing music for the Fourth
of July celebration of the Skamania
folks. This is the eighth Fourth of
July celebration filled by the Clif
fords at Stevenson. ,
The Ellison-White Musical Bureau I
has been incorporated under the name
of Elwyn Concert Bureau. J. R. Elli
son Is president of the new organiza
tion; Oliver o. Young, vice-president
and general manager, and C. H. White,
secretary-treasurer. The offices will
be continued at 654 Everett street.
Miss Alice Juston has been engaged
for the coming season as contralto
in the quartet of the Wilbur Meth
odist Episcopal church. Miss Juston
will be presented by Mrs. Rose Cour-
sen Reed, at her advanced students'
concert in the public auditorium early
in tne tau.
The Comforter center. Mrs. Florence
Crawford, leader, gave an interesting
literary ana musical programme at
the Hotel Portland last Thursday
night, and the participants were Miss
Maud Booner, piano; H. Edward Mills,
songs; Mrs. Nita Brigg Clifford ard
A. L. Clifford, violin and piano duets;
readings rrom "As You Like It, Mrs.
Bruce; Mrs. Pearl Mae Hunt, songs;
Miss Mae Silcocke, songs. The piano
accompanists were Miss Sonnerman,
Airs, unirord and John Harlow Mills.
with a song in his lips and his
arms burdened down with American
Beauty roses, John McCormack, Irish
tenor, sailed recently from San
Francisco on the liner Ventura, where
he will begin a world-wide tour
which will include 50 concerts, writes
correspondent. As the Ventura
left. McCormack paid a tribute to San
Francisco and its people, which he
characterized as "the most appreciat
ive music lovers In the world. "My
itinerary will carry me to Dublin,1
said McCormack, "and Pm going to
sing The Star-Spangled Banner' at
every concert I give in the city,
America has treated me royally and
it is with the deepest regret that I
leave." Included n the McCormack
nnrt v wer hi wlf MU r..nnu.
McCormack hl rfa no-v,tr.
Cormack. his brother, and Kevin Mc-
Cormack. his adopted son
Manager Frank W. Healy announces
that he has engaged the Scotti Opera
company for seven performances ' of
grand opera in the exposition audi
torium beginning October 4. This or
ganization, under the direction of An
tonio Scotti, the famous baritone.
draws its entire personnel from the
Metropolitan opera-house. The tour
opens in St. Paul in September and
closes in Montreal late in October.
leaving the artists free to report for
their winter season in the Metropol-
itan on November 1.
There will be 150 people In the or
ganization and among the distin
guished. artists already announced as
principals are Antonio Scotti, Orville
Harold, Morgan Kingston, Florence
Easton, Marie Sundelius, Mario Cham
lee and Evelyn Scotney.
The opening opera will be Puccini
"La. Boheme." with Knnt-ti am Mar,
tdlo. OrvlUs Harold as Rodolfo, Flor-
ence Easten as Miml and Marie Bun.
delius as Musetta. The repertoire
will include "L'Oraeolo," "Lucia dl
Lam me r moor," '"rosea." "II Trova
tore," "Madame Butterfly," "I Pagll
acci" and "Fa'ust."
Mrs. Lena Wheeler Chambers pre
sented these advanced piano students
in recital last Tuesday night: Rebecca
and Ruth Robinson, Dorothy Wyatt,
Katherlne Rossman, Viretta Brough-
ton. Rnth Cleland. Sylvia Troeh. Olga
Nerdstrum. Mary Edna Rice and
Marcella Ruth Catto.
Portland musicians will tender
Louis Victor Saar and other visiting
music artists a reception and banquet
in the Crystal dining room of the
Benson hotel Friday, July 9, at 6:30
P. M. George Wilber Reed will be
toastmaster and the - complete pro
gramme will be announced later. Res
ervations can be secured by calling
Mrs. Edith Stites Miller. East 1967,
and Miss Eda Trotter. Broadway
Announcement" is made by Samuel
J. Hume, director of the Greek the
ater, Berkeley. Cal., that an elaborate
production of. Saint-Saens' opera.
"Samson et Dal'ila," will be given un
der the direction of the University of
California August 28. Julia Claussen,
the Swedish mezzo-soprano of the
Metropolitan Opera company, has al
ready been engaged to sing the role
of Dalila, and John Hand, the young
American tenor, will be the Samson.
Paul Stelndorff, choragus of the uni
versity, will direct the performance.
At the annual meeting of the North
western Normal School of Music and
Art, held at the Sellwood Community
house last Monday night, a picnic
dinner was served by Miss Cora
Blosser. Miss Johnston and Mrs.
Kaseburg. These officers were elect
ed: President,' Miss Ruth E. Stough
ton; vice-president. Miss Cora Bosser!
secretary and treasurer. Miss Camilla
Canfield? An interesting programme
was rendered by Miss Lillian Ruchln,
Dr. Parvtn, Ethelwynn Kelly, Clare
MiH Godfrey. Kenneth Kaseburg, Mrs.
Kaseburg, Miss Ruth Stoughton and
Miss Cora Blosser.
At the meeting of New England
women members of the General Fed
eration "Golden Prairie Biennial,"
held lately in Des Moines, la., public
music of the day In America was
described as "unspeakable" by Mrs.
Marx Oberdorfer of Chicago, address
ing the music conference. "Ninety
per cent of it," she said, "would not
be allowed to go through the mails
If it were literature." Mrs. Oberdorfer
declared America stands on the
threshold of a golden, age, that the
country is to be "supreme artistically"
and that music will be "among the
first of the arts to be nationalized."
Mrs. Marie Lallement Dorgan pre
sented these advanced piano students
in recital In Lincoln high school
auditorium last Tuesday night:
Marian Anderson, Viola Bjorklund,
Lawrence Defrenn, Helen Jane Glover,
vera Goggin, Clarence Hartman,
Dorothy Holmboe, Nellie G. Haefliger,
Gregorie Haefliger, Donald Haefliger,
Genevieve Haefliger, Willa Ross Hull,
Florence Lindbloom, Helen Mauris-
chat, Lily Miller, Ralph Peterson,
Erma Poppino, Hazel B. Schwanberg,
Dorothy Sloat, Elaine Wells, Ralph
Walstrom and Rose ishenk Zeyss.
Miss Jocelyn Foulkes, pianist, of
this city, is coaching at the summer
session of the Chicago Musical col
lege, where Percy Grainger, the Aus-
lilt " S " ,1s ?D" ?rlne
a pleasure to attend a large musical
commencement of the Chicago Musi
cal college and to find that a Portland
girl. Miss Inez Chambers, violinist
was receiving high honors. Miss
Chambers was a student of Waldemar
Lind's before he left Portland and she
finished the two years' course at the
Chicago Musical college in one year.
receiving the gold medal. My own les-
sons at the college begin tomorrow
a privUego pleasure."
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tressler present
ed, 14 intermediate, junior and ad
vanced students in recital last
Wednesday night in the Little thea
ter. Nine Intermediates and juniors
gave the first part of the programme,
playing compositions by Bach, Mozart,
Wachs, Gurlltt, BurgmulJer, Cadman,
Heins, Schytte, MacDowell, Massenet,
Godard, Schumann, Heller and others.
Those presented in this group were
Kutn tjoidwell, .Dorothy Stringer, Dan
lei Lueddemann, Jane Winks. Bar
bara Quinn, Mayanna Sargent. Olive
Parsons, Irene Hutchings and Martha
Nudelman. In the advanced student
group were Mary Bullock, Lois Oakes,
Margaret Densmore, Laura Walther
and Eleanor Holmes,
The Carrie Jacobs Bond Musical
club held its postponed meeting last
Thursday at the home of Frances
Jordan, 438 East Fortieth street
North. John H. Bagley Jr. assisted
the hostess. These club members pre
sented a programme under the direc
tlon of Mrs. Carrie R. Beaumont:
Robert and Elizabeth Blake. Edessa
Nudelman, Helen Rittenour, Ernestine
Kothe, Margaret Hune, Frances Jor
dan, Helen McCraney, Virginia Hale,
Helen Smith, Margaret .and Elizabeth
Reynolds, Charlotte and Dorothy Grlf
nth, Marjorie Scott, Lucille Dixon,
Irene Horn, Dorothy Gruber, Florence
Weinstein, Miriam Tobey, Marian Zol
linger, Etelka and Imboden Parrish
and Mrs. Stoddard. A picnic luncheon
A successful musicals was given at
the home of Miss Rose M. Michel, 240
East Forty-eighth street, Wednesday.
The following piano students were
presented: George Bishop, Hazel De
Pus, Helen Watts, Janette Sloat, Har
old Sloat, Helen Laurgaasd and Elaine
"My Love Is All for You," a waits
song by Alice Nadine Morrison of
Bellingham, Wash., has been received
In words, the poetry tells a pretty
story of sentiment. The music has
tuneful melody and the air Is de
cidedly catchy and bright. The little
song already has made a deserved
hit. It has been orchestrated.
Miss Ruth Grant, a member of the
contralto section of Trinity Episcopal
choir, entertained her f ellow-membern
and Fred Brainerd, the organist and
choirmaster, at her home in Laurel
hurst, last Thursday night and the oc
casion was a pleasant social success.
Miss Grant is "choir mother'' at
Trinity and also takes care of the
vestments of the choirsters. She is a
valued member of the choir.
The presentation recital -of Miss Lor-
r!n M. John the past week by Mrs.
I L. H. Hurlburt-Edwards of the Ore-
?"n conservatory of music, took place
,n ttie Irvlngton residence of Mr. and
I Mrs. G. M. Weister. The. affair was
tho flrst Public appearance of Miss
John- results pleasant and grat-
ne1- Grace Astryj and her violin
and Florence Nelson in her solo dance
also pleased. The annual conserva
tory class recital last Thursday night
was held In tba Y. M. C. A hall, which
was occupied to capacity and a pro
gramme was well presented by stu
dents, those performing being Mrs.
F. C. King, Misses Jessie Hess, Myrtle
Baker, Bernice Henze, Ruth Lent,
I Josephine Irby, Delpha Hurlburt. Lo
rena H. Hurlburt, Grace Astrup. Alice
Hendrlkson, Evelyn Schmidt, Gladys
Clark, Anna Petert, Florence Nelson,
Mildred Nelson, Mrs. M. Nelson. Her
bert Nelson. Paul Nelson, Robert Mc
Lachlan, George H. Davis, Konrad
Stofewa, Kenneth Stout, the boy scout,
and Miss Reta M. Andrews, dramatist,
who is a new member of the conserva
tory staff. The presentation of grade
degree, certificates wiU take place
July 10, at the conservatory, at which j
time a new song entitled "Beaver :
State" will be sung by Mrs. Cather
ine Covach-Fredrich, accompanied by
A. Wunderwald. violinist, the Nelson
quintet and conservatory juniors.
A piano and voice recital was riven
recently by students of Mrs. Anna IX
McPherson at her residence. East
Thirty-second street, and the partici
pants were: Margaret Henderson,
Marjorie Thompson, Miss Eloise Mc
Pherson. Ruth Pierson, Hugh Mo-
Gilvra, Frances McGilvra and Miss
Fietta Wilkin. Littri Virginia Atkin
son varied the programme with amus
Eva L. Graves presented these piano
oiuucniB in recimis laieiy at ner nome,
East Twelfth street: Lucille . Maxon
Gertrude Ireland, Margaret Reisacher,
ieone jaoore. uelia Rosen, Jack Leh
mann, Helen Brown. Marv Helen
Wood, Marion Derby. Ann Wood. Karl
Karn. Elizabeth Plummer. Phvllis
Kugel, Alberta Kern, Katherlne Derby,
wunam JBromberger. Agnes John,
Jimmalee Wright. Marie Hudson.
Alberta Lamb. Gordon Orput, Mary
jonn, ray coyer, Edward Benjamin.
Evelyn Angell. Nellie Allen. Cornelia
Ireland ana Virginia Bailey.
THREE MEN HAD TEH WIVES
OXE CHARGED WITH C OX DUCT -
IX G TURKISH HARESC.
Rather- Than Brave Fury of Four
Scorned Spouses Cn.to Takes
DANVILLE, Va. Rather than brave
the fury of four scorned wives. Claude
Hancock, 35 years old. of Chester.
S. G, pleaded guilty to bigamy and
was sentenced to three years in th
penitentiary. Before he was sen
tenced, friends were working for a
pardon. He has tuberculosis.
Hancock is the star of the three
bigamists on the co'-t docket who
are charged with having In all ten
wives. He is accused of conducting
a harem on the Turkish plan. 6ix
wives were credited to him in the in
dictment. The names of two were
unknown. The remaining four were
"on call" In various cities of the south.
eager to catch the first train north to
take testimonial digs at their faith
One of them, Mrs. Malissa Brooks.
appeared in person and wanted "a
paper" to show that her marriage had
been annulled. The court told her
that she was automatically set free
when her husband pleaded guilty.
Hancock Is email of stature and
dapper in dress. His countenance was
meek and he left the courthouse with
an injured air. He declined to plead
guilty of having six w'ves, but ad
mitted "more than one."
In his cell later he lamented his
fate. He said he had lived with his
last wife for a year and that he visit
ed his other wives from time to time.
He has no children, lie says. He ap
pears to resent more keenly the pub
licity he has been given than the
prospect of imprisonment. His last
wife has been kind ft him and has
visited him in prison, taking him
GOTHAM GETS ACQUAINTED
New York, Supposedly at Lcaat,
Breaks Traditions. -
NEW YORK. "Good morning, neigh
bor! How's the missus? And how's
Billy's core toe and Lizzie's sun
burn?" That's the way New Yorkers are
greeting each other nowadays. Real
neighborly like and folksy, the same
as Billvllle and Johns Corners. At
least that is to be presumed. Foster
ing thatr sort of spirit is the reputed
purpose of "neighbors' days" and New
Tork had a "neighbors' day" three
of them, to be exact.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, June
12, 13 and 14, were set apart by proc
lamation of the mayor as "Neighbors'
day," "Community . day" and "Flag
day." Theoretically, New Yorkers got
acquainted with each other In the
first two days and got together in a
patriotic revival the third. The city
was divided into 150 "neighborhoods,"
and parades, pageants and set pro
grammes of various kinds were the
order of each day. Perhaps even some
of the real, old-fashioned, back-home
neighborhood spirit was visible here
and there. We'll say there was, any
The idea did not originate in New
York. Which explanation is for ttie
benefit of those readers who have so
Journed to communities where neigh
borliness is a part of the daily life
and not a matter to be governed by
a mayor's proclamation and written
about at length in the newspapers.
No, New York got the idea from
Franklin K Lane, who, while he was
secretary of the interior, suggested
the plan as a means of combating the
spirit of unrest throughout the coun
try. Many cities have fallen In with
Mr. Lane s suggestion in part, but
New York is the only one that has
made a real fuss ever it.
But, all joking aside, the idea Is one
thaticould be adopted with advantage
Dy every community, whether urban
or rural. And each household sheuld
be the center of a set of concentric
rings, taking In firstthe folks next
door or in the -flat above or below
and spreading and spreading until
swallowed up In other circles of
nelghborliness, linking he whole hu
man race in a fabric of mutual help
Then would the Utopia that has oc
cupied the minds of men throughout
the norm hftrnmA fi fart Mnvh, ft will
come sometime. Meanwhile even an
official "neighbors' day" ia not to be
iigniiy inougnt or. Tor it serves to
keep people reminded of what they
might do every day if they would.
Heifer Sets' New Record.
BROCKVILLE. Ontario. A. C.
Hard's 2-year-old. Friesian . heifers.
Lady Waldorf Sylvia, who recently
broke the world's record in her class
for 60, 90 and 100 days for both milk
and butter production, has now com
pleted her first 150 day, with a frac
tion over B17 pounds of butter from
11,257 pounds of milk; a world's offi
cial record for 150 days. The animal
will be continued on strictly official
tests for six and possibly ten months.
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et ART DRAMATIQUE
FOR CtXTTCRE AND ARTISTIC TRAINING IN
Voice, Piano, Dramatic Expression, Dancing, French
ADDRESS SECRETARY, 7234 TENTH ST. MAIN 7308.
PAFL PETRI. Tenor
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ARTISTIC INSTRUCTION IN SINGING, PIANO FLAYING AND HARMONY
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Speaking of the splendid concert held at the Auditorium, Friday night, in which" Leafi
Leaska, dramatic soprano, appeared jointly with the Knabe-Ampico reproducing
piano, The Oregonian said:
"Another factor that entered into the musical pleasure of the occasion
was the superb playing of the Ampico reproducing piano. It played
by itself as if directly by a living artistic presence, and played softly
and tenderly, or stirred up a baby tempest as the expressions marked
by the music score changed. It was actually an uncanny experience
to come under the spell of those ghostly fingers at work somewhere
on the white and black keys. Twice the Ampico piano played solos
and afterward played fine accompaniments to four songs sung by Miss
Come to "Our Musical Floor," seventh, and hear tMs incomparable reproducing piano.
Let us tell you morq about this mystifying instrument.
Prices range from $975.00 up.
Convenient terms arranged.
3 FLY TO "FISHING HOLE"
KANSAS CITY DOCTOR BRAVES
RAIN AST WIND STORM.
Trip to Rochester, Minn., Is Made
In Hours and 48 Minutes.
Flight Called Uneventful
ROCHESTER, Minn. Speeding
through the air from Kansas City to
Rochester in the flying time of three
hours and 48 minutes. Dr. John Out
land, his eon and his pilot, John K.
("Tex") La Grone,- arrived here on
the tail end of a severe 'wind and
rain storm. They left Kansas City at
7 o'clock in the morning and made
their first landing at Oskaloosa, la.,
an hour later, where they spent part
of the day.
La Grone and his passengers left
Oskaloosa at 1:30 o'clock in the aft
ernoon -and flew continually until they
ran out of gasoline near Grand Mead
ow. 30 miles southwest of Rochester.
After they had filled the tanks in the
big plane they resumed their flight
and had been in the air but a few
minutes when they encountered a se
vere storm, which forced them down
again. They landed in a cow pasture.
The flyers waited 20 minutes for
the storm to pass and once more took
to the air, but the speed of the ma
chine was so great that they soon
overtook the etorm which they had
landed to avoid. They continued
their flight, however, and La Grone
placed the airplane safely on the
E-round at the local flying field. The
trip was made in Dr. Outland's His-pano-Suiza
motored standard airplane
of 150 horsepower.
The flight was made to allow Dr.
Outland to meet Dr. J. C. Mason of
Rochester in the shortest time pos
sible, as the two men had planned, a
fishing trip together. Dr. Outland
expects to return to Kansas City with
La Grene, by the air route, within a
few days. He described his flight to
Rochester "uneventful, but very
SHIMMY WALKS, PLANK
Muscle Dance, Union Suits Barred
FVorn Boston 6tage.
BOSTON. "Muscle dancing," which
includes the "shimmy," bare legs, one
piece union suits, profanity and a
number of other alleged o-bjeotipnable
features are barred from Boston
stages in a new code of rules an
nounced y Mayor Andrew J. Peters.
The new regulations, which apply to
the movies as well as the stage, have
LILLIAN JEFFREYS PETRI, Plaaist
improved mtsic study.
Telephone Broadway 8924
leaps, t jffKr. -nrn -
MercliancUse of cJ Merit Ony
SALE KNABE REPRESENTATIVES
been approved by the city's licensing
board and have been accepted by the
Boston Theater Managers' associa
tion. The announcement further declares
that all performances must be gov
erned by the dictates of propriety and
refinement. -The rules, briefly, are as
Dialogues, gestures, songs and con
versation must be free from all "dou
All forms of muscle dancing by
either sex are prohibited. This in
cludes every dance which contains
suggestive of repulsive contortions of
Performers of either sex must not
pass down the aisles or among the
audiences or enter boxes.
Females must not appear in bare
legs (exceptions by special permit).
The wearing of one-piece union
suits by females where worn simply
to display wantonly the figure as in
"living pictures" Is barred.
The portrayal of "dope field" scenes,
including the eating or injection of
"dope," is barred.
The use of profanity Is barred.
FOUR ACES LOSE 3 TIMES
Naehville, Tenu., Negro Winning
Too Often, Carved by Razor.
DENVER. Colo. Holding four aces
three consecutive times In 39 minutes
was an experience which Edgar Mor
ton, nfzro. had never had before In
PROFESSIONAL PI A N I STS,
advanced music students and
music teachers will be given an
uniieual opportunity this sum
mer to coach with the foremost
teacher of piano playing in Chi
cago and one of the best in the
Victor PJeinze, said by Les
chetlzky to be a "pedagogical
wonder," Is to spend the sum
mer m Portland and will con
duct a MASTER SCHOOL OF
PIANO PLAYING for five weeks,
beginning July 6.
Private lessons and classes.
Teachers' normal course. In
cluding 20 class lessons and
five private lessons.
Mr. Heinze studied many
years ago with Leschetizky
when the great master was in
the xenrth of his powers, and
was at that time a companion
pupil with Paderewski. He has
used the methods there gained
with many incomparable addi
tions of his own. His pupils
have appeared as soloists with
the leading orchestras of this
country and Europe, and are
noted for the strength and
beauty of their tone, their
faultless technique and re
Stndio, 14S Thirteenth Street,
Fer further particulars apply
to Mrs. Sherman T. Edwards.
885 Woodworth avenue, phone
Woodlawn 2305, or L. Carrol
'Day, 14S Thirteenth Street.
Phone Broadway 2555.
Price 35 Cents.
A Late Song From the
Roy Marlon Wheeler Music Studio.
302 Goodnongh Bldg, Main 746L
his 29 years as a poker player, but
Having them broken on each oc
casion by a straight flush held by
Maxwell Hawkins, a mulatto, caused
Edgar to think. Thinking in turn led
Morton to produce a razor, it is al
leged, and to wield it on Maxwell.
As a result Morton Is being held
in the city jail on charges of assault
with a deadly weapon, while Hawkins
is biding his time at the county hos- .
pital, suffering from severe lacera
tions about the face and neck, said
to have been inflicted by the Keen
"When he beat me de fust time, ah.
thought a whole lot, but didn't say
nuthin'," Morton explained to Police
Captain Frank Lee.
"When he laid' em down de second
time, ah trembled a litle bit. but
held mah tempah, but, oh, man! when
he laid 'em down de thud time
well, cap'n, ah says to mahself. It's
time foh direct action and here ah is."
Pensions to Bo Increased. . . j
the special parliamentary committee
on soldiers' pensions and re-establishment
is expected shortly. It is under
stod that no further bonuses or
gratuities to veterans will be recom
mended, but that there will be sub
stantial Increases In pensions to dis
abled men and their dependents aa
well as to the dependents of dead sol
diers. There will probably be pen
sions for both parents. Instead of one,
of fallen soldiers.
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Pl&nos and Player
Pianos. Tslklns 2ta
cbiaes. Prices reason
able for expert work.
Shennanay & Co
Cor. Sixth and Morrison.
Tuning, Regulating, Repairing,
T a 1 king Machines.
Wind and String.
Band and Orches
Call Toning and Repair Dent
Eilrrs Manic Bids.,
Entrance 2S7 Washington, Below
Seven Flora Devoted 'to Music nod
we can rrx rr
Band and orches
MUSIC CO., 125 Fourth St,
Bush & Lane
Builders of Standard
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