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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 4, 1920
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If J i. i ."' ,,. n o Army worker, H. Keith Stayton, prom-
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Romance Goes Hand in Hand With Her Humani
tarian Work and When She Marries She Stays
Married, Judging From the Army's "No Divorce"
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Captain Martaa Irwin, wedded to Captain Ralph
Captain isei Johnston, the bride of Lteutenant
BY HELEN B. HOFFMAN.
IT Is quite likely that you have as
sociated the tambourine with the
Salvation Army. Perhaps you have
not thought of wedding bells as being
quite as appropriate to the back
ground of that Interesting bonneted
Tet Salvation lassies do marry. If
you looked at the record for June
alone you must suspect that they
marry pretty much like other folks.
What is more, Salvation lassias seem
to stay married. Divorces are not
only unfashionable in this division of
human service, but a "no divorces"
record Is said to have been estab
lished. Anyone knowing the vast amount
of time given by the Salvation Army
lassies to helping unfortunate mem
bers of society would never, for a
moment, dream that these same young
women wearing the stiff blue uni
forms and unromantie looking bon
nets, would have time to think of
themselves and their own happiness
They haven't, as a matter of fact
They find happiness and satisfaction
In their work in the work to which
they have dedicated their lives. Nev
ertheless, Cupid. has a mysterious and
unexpected .way of making his Influ
ence felt, and when romance crept
Into the lives of several of the Army
workers, young people working side
ty side, drawn to each other by. the
. earns interests. It seemed the most
natural thing in the world for the
romance to develop.
From Dongbnnta to Wedding Rings
The record of Salvation Arjiy ro
mances and marriages might easily
provide a standard for idealistic mar
ried life. In the whole history of the
work of the Army In this country, no
divorce scandal has marred its peace
ful routine. With divorce suits chok
ing the business of the courts, this
record puts Salvation Army marriages
In a class by themselves.
"As a matter of fact," an officer of
the Army explained, "we have no
policy on divorce, for the' subject has
never confronted us."
"Why. then," it was asked, "in this
day of reckless divorce, are Salvation
Army workers immune from this so
cial epidemic, which is steadily in
"Simply because' marriage among
Salvation Army workers is not en
tered into lightly," explained a leader
of the Army. It is urged that young
people know each other at least six
months before marrying. Thi helps
them to avoid making the mistakes
ao many make when they rush into
marriage after a mere introduction.
"Another reason I think for suc
cessful marriages among the Salva
tlon Army, may be attributed to the
fact that the husband and wife share
the same interests. They continue
their work In the Army after mar
riage, and as both have a common
working Interest, neither becomes
bored when the other discusses some
thing be or she cannot comprehend
of cares nothing about. I believe if
more people found mutual Interests
in their married lives there would be
The first of the Jane brides. Miss
Tlolet McAllister, was one of the orig
JnAl "doughnut sifla" la France, Siie
Is one of the heroines who loomed
large In the world war, and being
young and pretty' besides, it Is no
wonder that Captain Harry Booth,
who was sent to France to help with
the work of the Salvation Army at
the conclusion of the war, should
have lost his heart at once to his
attractive little co-worker.
At the Army canteen in Brest Miss
McAllister met hundreds of the khaki
clad boys she had cooked doughnuts
for near the front line trenches. They
poured through this canteen en route
home and their remarks of admira
tion for the courageous young woman
who had served them hot coffee and
doughnuts under fire and shell only
deepened the feeling which Captain
Booth had come to entertain for this
heroine of the many drives.
Miss McAllister, who has been In
charge of a Salvation corps of Phila
delphia, was married June 10 to Cap
tain Booth In Memorial Hall, Phila
delphia, and no bride had a prettier
wedding. Captain Booth and his bride
will reside, in Des Moines, Ia.7 where
he is in charge of the Army work.
The young bride will assist her hus
band in his work there, remaining a
captain in the Army.
A recruit to the Salvation Army and
a husband are identified with Lieu
tenant Kate Hillman's romance, for
Mars and Cupid led Jamea Dempster
Into the ranks of the Salvation Army.
James Dempster formerly of Pat
erson, N. J., while employed in the
finance department of the United
States army Q. M. C. supply depart
ment at Camp Dix during the war,
met Miss Hillman. Dempster, young
and homesick, made frequent visits
Violet McAllister, one of the or...l
doughnut artrla In mranee and now
the bride of Captain Harry Booth
whom ahe met 'over there."
to the hut conducted by the Salvation
Army. His comrades joked him on
his abnormal appetite for doughnuts,
but as It turned out. the object of hie
spare time visits was really Miss Hill
man. Later on he told her about It. She
Captain Clarence A. Miller and Captain Catherine A. Miller sometime
celved one another's mail by mistake. And that la how thia romance began.
said she would not quit the Army to
marry him, but that if, after the war,
he still felt the way he did she would
consider his proposal providing he
would joint the Salvation Army. Ke
gladly agreed to this. Today he is a
cadet at the Army training college In
New Tork city. He will graduate with
with the rank of lieutenant this
month, and then his official engage
ment will be announced.
Another war-time romance, which
will end In a Salvation Army wedding
this month, will be that of Verner
Van Syckle, a former member of the
naval air service and at present a
cadet in the Salvation Army training
college In New Tork City.
Before young Van Syckle went
overseas he was stationed at Provi
dence. R- I. The young aviator had
no Intention of joining any other
army than Uncle Sam's when he left
his home in Easton, Pa., for war
duty. But at the Providence canteen
he met Miss Ollle Smith, or to be
exact. Lieutenant OUie Smith.
"One day I asked Miss Smith how
she'd like to become Mrs. Van Syckle,
and she said that would be fine, if I
would become Lieutenant Van Syckle
of the Salvation Army," said the
young man, telling of his romance.
"I was glad of the acceptance, and of
the invitation as well. I had a great
admiration for the work the Army
was doing for the men, and so M'ss
Smith and I had art understanding
before I sailed overseas."
Cadet Van Syckle received the
French order of merit for his services
abroad. He spent a year and a half
"over there" and then came home
and entered the training college of
the Salvation Army.
After their wedding In Providence
they will take up their Salvation
Army wsjrk together.
When Captain Catherine A. Miller
marries Captain Clarence A. Miller
In New Tork another romance will
be recorded without even a change In
The romance of the Millers began
last autumn in Asbury Park. N. J,
where Miss Miller, who had been
doing army work In Michigan, was
taking her vacation at the Salvation
Army rest home. Captain Clarence
Miller was conducting meetings at the
New Jersey resort when they met.
Fate decreed that their acquaintance
should continue, for both were trans
ferred to work at the New Tork head
quarters at about the same time. Cap
tain Clarence A. Miller is connected
with the legal department of the army
and Captain Catherine A. Miller is a
member of the editorial department.
Their romance was brought about
by the similarity of names. Captain
C- Miller received Captain C Mlller'i
mail and telephone calls would not
Infrequently go to the wrong Captain
Miller. So the upshot of it was that
Captain Cora Booth, the bride of Cap
tain Peter Johnston.
they decided that two Captain Miller
in one family would not be so confus
ing as two Captain Millers unmar
Romance and Bnmanltarlanlsm.
Captain Ralph Miller is following
the example of his brother Clarence
this month by taking a bride, who as
Captain Martha Irwin served as secre
tary to Colonel Barker when the lat
ter was in charge of the Salvation
Army forces in France.
Another June bride Is Captain Agnes
Johnston, married to Lieutenant Will
iam Slater of. New York headquarters.
And still another Salvation Arm
wedding was recorded this month in
New York, when Captain Cora Booth,
now stationed at Port Chester, became
the bride of Captain Peter Johnson.
The last of this big group of June
romances which had their inception
in Salvation Army work is that of
Candidates E. Faith Stayton and Wil
lard S. Evans, who are the youngest
members of this great army, which
extends from coast to coast.
Both these young people are still in
training for array service, and ths
army authorities have withheld offi
cial sanction until they have had fur
ther experience in army work.
60 the romance of the Salvation
Army workers, in a way. represents
the romance of the organization Itself
In Its love and service for humanity.
CITY OF NEWTON, KANSAS, BUILT
ON YOUNG GEOLOGISTS KNOWLEDGE
Water Alone Needed by Big Railroad Company and University Professor Discloses Secret of Underground
KANSAS university freshman
and a professor fell into step
on Massachusetts avenue one
day last fall and began to climb the
long hill up Mt Oread together, says
the Kansas City Star. The conversa
tion lagged. To put his new acquaint
ance at ease, the professor asked him
what part of Kansas he came from.
Newton," said the freshman. The
professor pondered for a moment,
Hm Newton: that's where they
have so much trouble with their wat
er supply, isn't it?"
"Why, no!" said the freshman, los
ing his reticence In the Interests or
his home town: "we've got the best
water supply In the state of Kansas."
How come?" the professor asked.
with a twinkle In his eye.
Well, you see, there's an under
ground river six miles west of town.
At least they call It that. All they
had to do was to s'nk a lot of deep
wells and connect up a pipe line.
We've got water enough for a city
the size of Wichita, or maybe Kansas
City. As fast as the town grows a
couple of hundred or a thousand, they
sink another well." '
What Professor Might Have Added.
"That makes it nice," said the pro
fessor with a twinkle In his eye.
' "I'll say It does," the freshman
agreed. And when he touched his cap
and turned off into the Y. M. C. A.
a few minutes later he was observing
to himself that these professors were
interesting old chaps, after all.
Professor Erasmus Haworth eon
tlnued on down the canfpus and
climbed the steps of the geology
building. There, on the wall of his
private office was a geological map
of Kansas. The professor stood in
front of it a few moments, tracing
with his finger "an old dry river bed
that centuries ago was the Smoky
Hill, down through McPhereon and
Harvey counties, where it passed to
the west of the town of Newton. The
fresbmaa b4 JtoW the txuOi . abeuJt
the underground stream. But he had
given only half the story and the half
which Professor Haworth could have
told, but didn't, is this:
"Back In the early '90s, Newton,
Kan., was an inconsequential station
on the Santa Fe, a muddy main street,
a cluster of stores and a few hundred
inhabitants. The railroad division
point was BO miles west. But certain
high Santa Fe officials studied the
map one day and discovered that
Newton was the logical point from
which to run a line south through
Wichita Into Oklahoma and Texas.
Looking ahead a few years, they saw
the wealth of traffic from this fer
tile southwestern territory pouring
into the Santa Fe arteries at this
Water Meant Division Point.
The railroad officials went to the
mayor of Newton and said:
"We want to make Newton a divi
sion point. We want to cut a line
south from here into Wichita, down
through Oklahoma and Texas. But we
must have water. A few hundred
gallons a day won't do. We've got to
have it by the thousand gallons
enough to water all our engines for
the long runs east and west. What
can you do for us?" -
Newton couldn't do much. The
town's water supply was pathetically
small. A few pumping wells and cis
terns to catch the surface water, those
were about all. The townspeople had
barely enough water to supply their
own needs, certainly not enough to
share with two or three hundred
thirsty railroad locomotives.
"Give us a year or two," said New
ton, "and we'll see If we can't find
some water somewhere." And with
out making any definite promises.
the Santa Fe officials said they'd
Newton thumped its brow and sent
out a hurry call to Kansas university.
"Send us somebody to locate wat.
i er," it implored. "None of your magic
peach-tree wavers, or your storm
brewers. We want eomebody "who
knows where water is and how to get
It. Somebody who knows!"
This urgent message was . turned
over to the department of geology,
and a young geologist by the name
of Erasmus Haworth, who had been
mapping rock strata and outcrop
pings throughout the,, state for the
last two summers, and teaching the
science of the earth's composition in
the winter, was summoned.
He consulted his maps when he saw
the telegram from . wton and
smiled. The summer before he had
worked out the course of an old river
bed down through central Kansas,-
and he knew or thought he knew
exactly what was going on in the
sand strata hundreds of feet below
the surface of that dry channel. His
map told him that the stream had
passed within a few miles of Newton.
His knowledge of geology told him
that millions of gallons of water had
worked down through the loose soirt
and that undereath the dry" river bed
a vast stream was moving slowly
through the sand across a bed of
shale. . " .
This knowledge he verified by trac
ing the stream up through McPher
eon, where several large wells had
been drilled, and farther, north to
Lindsborg, where the old "ghost river
bed' joined the present channel of
the Smoky HilL
So when he packed his bag And took
the train at Lawrence" for Newton he
already knew, within .a mile or two,
where Newton's water supply was
A committee met him at the train.
They hired a livery rig and drove
him, according to his instructions,
west of town. He spent one after
noon driving about, squinting at the
surface, chipping a few rocks, crum
bling some soil between his fingers,
h en. h took the train back to
Lawrence. His trip cost the town of
Professional serr1c .........'.$ 6.00
Railroad (are (estimated) 4 00
Meals. Pullman 2.00
Livery hire 1.50
Total .113 50
A few days later his written report
went back to Newton. It told where
to drill to get the largest flow of
water and approximately how far
apart to put the wells. If his report
was followed carefully, Mr. Haworth
assured the Newtonians they would
find an inexhaustible supply of water.
Expert's Opinion Doubted.
A well was drilled and, sure enough,
it struck an abundant underground
stream, yielding a flow of several
hundred gallons. The president . of
the Santa Fe was summoned to watch
the test and he was satisfied.
Then rose the question of expense.
A bond issue was necessary to com
plete the drilling and lay a pipe line
to the field. Fifty thousand dollars
would be required. he money would
have to be provided by the commun
ity. An element of doubt entered the
minds of come, citizens. Suppose the
test well had struck an isolated vein?
Suppose its flow of water had been
only a temporary freak? Suppose Ha
worth's theory of an underground
stream should turn out false and un
founded? Fifty thousand dollars was a lot of
money and the Idea of sinking it all
in an underground proposition with
nothing sure to bank on made many
of the citizens hesitate. The issue
was to be put to a public vote and the
campaign reached its climax in
March, 1897. With the town senti
ment divided, the two newspapers
wrote to Haworth at the university
and asked him again to explain his
theory so that 'the people would un
derstand. They both made it clear tokhtm
that if he expressed any doubt at all
about the existence of the under
ground river the bond issue would be
defeated. He must either come out
emphatically-and flat-footedly with
the positive statement that the water
was there, or hedge, as experts are
sometimes Inclined to do, and cause
them to lose faith in him. Both
newspapers asked him to sum the
situation up in an open letter through
Haworth went over, a Is maps and
his data again, and checked up the
levels and the topography of the old
river bed. He pondered the whole
problem for a day or two, and then
wrote to the newspapers.
He knew the water was there, even
if it was out of sight, and he said so.
His letters left not a shadow of doubt
In Newton's 'skeptical community
mind. The bond Issue carried. The
wells were drilled and the water
gushed up into the pipe line just as
Haworth had said it would. Then the
Santa Fe brought its division point,
and Its roundhouses and its repair
shops, and laid them in Newton's lap,
and within the next five years prop
erty values in the town advanced 2,
000,000. All for an expenditure of J1S.50 and
the scientific knowledge of a man
who knew and was sure that he knew.
The sequel of that story is found in
the announcement recently that Pro
fessor Haworth Is to retire from Kan
sas university, after 25 years of serv
ice, to become consulting geologfst
for the big oil Interest at a figure
which will carry from 60 to 100 a
day. His knowledge, which in the
past has been so valuable to the state.
Is now going to reward him and his
family in the measure of its value to
a great Industry. .
Curate Aviator Wounded..
ASCOT. England. Wing Com
mander Bankes Jones, formerly cu
rate of Holy Trinity church, Sun
nlngdale, . is reported to have been
recently wounded near Jerusalem.
According to the Evening News, Com
mander Jones was flying, when he
observed a large number of Arabs,
who had been causing trouble, and
instead of shattering ' them with
bombs he flew low to achieve his
end by less deadly means. The tribes
men, however, opened a heavy fire
on . the airman, who received bullets
through both thighs.
Newfoundland to Preserve
Souvenir of Hawker.
ITndercarrtage Dropped When Fs.
moil Trans-Atlantle Air Flight
Besrun Presented to Museum.
Maoris Investigating Theory.
HONOLULU. Twenty Maoris from
New. Zealand, have arrived here with
James M. Lambert, head of the Mor
mon mission of New Zealand, for a
series of teats to establish or refute
the theory that the Maoris and the
Hawailans are sprung from the same
stock. The Maoris will spend two
months in the Hawaiian islands as
guesta of the Mormon, church here.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 3 The un
dercarriage which Harry Hawker
dropped from his airplane when he
took flight from here a year ago on
his pioneer attempt to cross the At
lantic without stop has been recov
ered, and presented to the publie
museum for keeping with other ex
hibits associated with the colony's
history. The gift was made by W.
B. Grieve, M, L. C, who purchased
the carriage after fishermen had'
picked it up off Cape St. Mary's. 200
miles south southwest from the point
where Jt was dropped into the sea.
When Hawker set out on his trans
oceanic attempt on May IS, 1919, he
flew over the airdrome of Frederic
P. Raynham, almost on the edge of
the coast. Within sight of his rival,
who was standing by his plane un
able to take-off because of an ad
verse wind. Hawker cut loose his un
dercarriage as a gage to contest for
the honors of the air. and to lighten
his load; then winged away seaward
with Ireland as his object. Raynham.
accepting the challenge, sought to
start notwithstanding the unfavor
able conditions, but he was unable
to leave the ground and his machine
was wrecked, he was injured and his
navigator. Major C. W. F. ' Morgan,
almost killed. Hawker, It will be re
called, flew 1100 miles before engine
trouble brought him down.
The undercarriage was actively
sought by Hawker's agents and by
others as a souvenir, but search of
the coast and of nearby waters, long
continued, failed to disclose the
wheels and their mount. Fishermen
recently picked the carriage up off
the coast, southwest of Cape Race,
and brought it into Presque. where
they disposed of it for a nominal
. " Northern Railway Wanted.
CALGARY, Alberta. The most
northerly trans-Canada railway pro
posed Is. one to connect Great Slave
lake with the Hudson's Bay com
pany. It is claimed that It will be a
valuable means of transportation for
oil and grain from the north,