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THE SUNDAY OKEGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 2., 1921
PICTURES TELL THE STORY OF THE ACTIVITIES OF PORTLAND ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE CHRISTMAS A SEASON OF JOY AND HAPPINESS.
L TO BE
IS JOY OF YULETIDE
I.C'K.(;i:S TIM IJK SKXT OIT
TODAY I1Y l'OSTOFFIfK.
Benevolence and Kindness
Grips Hearts of AH.
CHMI1Y. ID NEEDY
POOR AND NEEDY AIDED
All Organizations of City Vie With
. Each Other In Bringing Happi
ness to Unfortunate Homes.
If there Ih a man, woman or child in
Portland this morning who Ih not ex
periencing some of the Joys of the
Yuletide it 1m not the fault of any
of the charitable organizations or of
benevolent individuals, for kindness,
good cheer and charity has gripped
the hearts of all and the horn of
plenty Is overflowing.
The Salvation army, ever the friend
of the poor and the needy, started its
mission of benevolence Friday when
Christmas bankets were distributed to
330 poor families of the city. Yester
day morning the names of other
families In circumstances equally un
fortunate were turned Into head
quarters and all were cared for by the
Prisoners Mot Neglected.
Prisoners of the county and city
Jails were not neglected. Yesterday
afternoon a truck load of andy,
fruits and good things to eat was
sent on Its round to the Jails. The
250 prisoners of the county Jail were
given a package each, by the Salva
tion army lassies, as were the 125
prisoners of the city Jail.
Babies in the day nursery' of the
Volunteers of America yesterday aft
ernoon gathered around a tree and
were given toys and candy. More
than 125 poor children were presented
with shoes, stockings and underwear
by the organization. In addition to
this the volunteers gave 100 baskets
of food to poor families.
Real Christmas SplrH Here.
Down In Ilwaco, Wash., dally
through rain and storm, working on
the section, can be found a man who
slums himself "A Poor Section Hand."
The spirit of the season blessed him
and despite the fact that his wages
are small and his labors are hard he
sent $10 to The Oregonlan In order
that It might be used to aid poor
fc,nclosed please rind a money
order for $10." read the letter. "Use
It aa you think best and If It should'
bring any relief to some poor family
it will be my greatest happiness. 1
am sending this to you, for I am liv
ing out In the wilderness and know
of no one to whom I might s ind It
The money was turned ovor to the
Women's Auxiliary of the American
Ieglon to be used for baskets for the
Dinner to Be Given Roldlera.
Tomorrow afternoon scores of un
employed former service men who are
without homes and famines will be
the guests of the Women's Auxiliary
of the legion at a Christmas dinner to
be given in the Chamber of Commerce
main dining room.
The homeless man, the drifter of
the north end. and the individual to
whom the Joys of Christmas are al
most unknown, will not be forgotten
this season. Tomorrow noon these
men will be given a Christmas dinner
In the restaurant at 52 North Third
street. There will be four settings
at the tables; the first at 11:30 A. M..
the next at noon, another at 12:30
P. M. and the last at 1 P. M. In the
menu there will be roast beef, roast
pork, vegetables, coffee and hot mince
Daddies' Clnb On Job.
The Daddies' club, an organization
composed of the fathers of ex-service
men. is on the Job again, as it was
during the days of the war. Hun
dreds of veterans are roaming the
streets of the city seeking employ
ment that will bring them sufficient
money to provide food and shelter for
their wives and families. Through
Olenn H. Tlcer, chief of the American
Legion employment office, a list of
needy service men was furnished to
the Daddies' club.
Baskets with substantial food were
purchased, and these were distributed
to the homes of the unfortunate vet
erans. In most of the baskets there
was sufficient food for several days.
One man walked into the employ
ment office a few days ago and asked
for the names of four veterans who
were unemployed and had families.
He spent $100 for food for these peo
ple for Christmas.
Elks tn Have Great Tree.
Perhaps the most extensive effort
to bring Joy to the children of Port
land will be made this morning at 11
o'clock when Portland Lodge of Elks
will have a tree for 4000 children In
the municipal auditorium. Here,
around a massive tree, the children
will gather, and a Santa Claus will
dispense presents. -
Thomas Swivel, who each year
gives a party for poor children, is
not overlooking this Christmas. From
the mothers' pension bureau he ob
tained the names of 250 families and
the children have been Invited to be
his guests this afternoon at 2 o'clock
In the main dining room of the Cham
ber of Commerce. In addition to a
bountiful supply of food, candles and
nuts, Mr. Swivel has provided for toys
of all kinds. The little ones can
gather around tubs of water and sail
toy boats, play on the floor with toy
trains and thoroughly enjoy them
selves as long as Mr. Swivel remains
Sick and Injured Remembered.
The kiddies of the Albertina Kerr
nursery were treated with a Christ
mas tree at the home yesterday after
noon between the hours of 2 and 4
In the hospitals of the city the sick
and Injured are not being neglected.
Friends all yesterday flocked to the
hospitals with presents for those who
are under medical care and the line
will continue throughout today.
More than 20 members of the
notary club will meet this morning
at 10 o'clock and loaded with bundles
nd packages will go to the various
hospitals where there are sick and
disabled former service men. The
veterans will be presented with pres
ents of all kinds. The Red Cross
workers In the hospitals co-operated
with the Rotarians and learned from
each sick and disabled man what he
most desired for Christmas.
Rotarians to Dine Disabled.
Tomorrow noon the disabled vet
erans who can leave the hospitals
will be the guests of the Rotarians
at their luncheon In the Benson hotel.
A special musical programme has been
arranged. After th; meeting hour the
Rotarians will mix wtth the men and
spread all the good cheer possible
for a period of two hours.
The Salvation Army will continue
Its work of kindness throughout Tues
day. The organization has obtained
the Columbia hall and there Tuesday
evening a Christmas tree will be held
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the little Iron kettles received many donations yesterday. 4 A lad at Fifth and Alder streets He Ming holly and
mistletoe to Christmas shoppers.
than 400 are expected. The tree will
be accompanied by a special Christ
Tenchers Aid Malvliun Army.
Teachers of the Brooklyn school,
seeking to make a gift where it would
do much good, raised a purse of
money and turned it over to the Sal
While these teachers were dispens
ing of their funds for the benefit of
the poor the teachers and the chil
dren of the Woodmere school were
making life pleasant for the old folks
in the Woodmere home. The names of
all of the inmates of the home were
obtained and each room of the school
was assigned so many names. The
children cared for Jhe old folks and
marched in a body to the home, where
they visited for a time.
Yesterday afternoon the streets
were thronged with belated Christ
mas hoppers. Stores were crowded
with shoppers from early morn until
c.'osing time. The tired business man
who neglected to "do his shopping
early" in late afternoon decided that
he had better get 4usy and went home
loaded down with presents for the
wife and the children.
Street-car conductors Joined In the
spirit of the season and preserved
even tempers though often tried by
patrons who flocked on the cars
literally loaded down with packages.
Special Services la Churrhea.
In the churches of the city the
services will be of a special Christ
mas nature. Programmes have been
provided for the evening's entertain
ment for the congregations.
Members of the circulation depart
ment of The Oregonian before the
closing hour last night held a Christ.
mas tree from which presents were
given to all. The presents for the
most part were chosen to fit the
various characters of their recipients
and one of the rules In vogue was
that all should be opened Imme
diately upon receipt.
In leading banks of the city and
other places of business and industry
the employes were presented with
yearly bonuses tn the nature of
Christmas presents. ,
The one man in the city who has
been responsible for the spreading of
many of the Joys of Christmas is
the mail carrier. For several days
bis duties have been burdensome and
, v . --k? - - , I U 1 tlees' lnsteai of covered with snow,
prenenta for the kiddle. 2 Volunteers
he, in truth, will be glad when the
rush is over.
Tonight the Royal Rosarian band
will hold a special Christmas concert
in the lobby of the Multnomah hotel.
The music will be of a patriotic as
well as a Christmas nature.
Catholics Play Santa Claua.
Over 450 letters were" received by
the Knights of Columbus and the
Daughters of Isabella, who are play
ing the Christmas role of Santa Claus
for the Catholic Institutions. In these
letters requests come for almost
everythfng that a child may want.
The two organizations are endeavor
ing to fill each request.
These letters -came from four
Catholic institutions: St. Agnes' Baby
home. House of the Good Shepherd,
Christie home at Oswego and the St.
Mary's home for boys, of Beaverton.
The letters that were received from
the children were distributed among
the members of the two organizations.
The presents were presented at the
St. Mary's home fo boys Friday, St.
Agnes' Baby home Saturday after
noon, Christie home Saturday night
and at the House of the Good Shep
ard on Sunday morning.
Jim Riley was placed in charge of
the Knights of Columbus Christmas
committee and bis wife, Mrs. J. M.
Riley, holds the same position for
the Daughters. '
Mill Official's Home Burns.
NORTH BEND, Or., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) The home of L. F. Falken
steln, superintendent of the Bay Park
mill, burned last night while Mr.
Falkensteln was absent. The family
Is in California. The home was val
ued at $5000. Tha fire was not dis
covered until the flames burst from
the roof and the firemen could not
save the structure.
Marriage Licenses Issued.
KALAMA. Wash., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) Marriage licenses were issued
to Lee Cronkhite of Elbe, Wash, and
Theda Mull of Castle Rock; Walter W.
Whetstone of Auburn, Wash., and May
Coken of Tacoma, and Ernest Lehman
of Deer Island, Or., and Ida Krall of
S. A H. green stamps tor cash
Holman Fuel Co.. coal and wood
Mala til: 660-21.Adv.
H VnishrtKstb XinV-tVrtM aLitMitiVl
of America p muting out ChrUtmas
NURSES HOLD INSTITUTE
5IEET1NGS TO BE AT LIBRAKY
DECEMBER 27, 28, 29.
Particular Emphasis to Be Laid on
Prei-ention of Communicable
Diseases Among Children.
A nurses' institute for all public
health nurses of the city, tbe home
economics division of the public
schools'and the physical education de
partment of the public schools will be
held in room H at the library Decem
ber 27, 28 and 29 under the school
division of the city bureau of health,
according to announcement of Dr. Es
tella Ford Warner, chief of medical
inspection of the bureau. The public
Is invited to attend all sessions.
A general programme of public hy
giene and sanitation, with particular
emphasis on the prevention of com
municable diseases among the chil
dren of the public schools, will be
The programme for the three days
Tuesday, December 7.
9:30 A. M., City Commissioner Mann;
9:45, "Communicable Diseajis," Dr. Oeorge
Parrish; 10:30. "Teeth and Oral Hygiene,"
Dr. M. C. Holbrooke; It. "School Health
Work as a Part of a Sorial Programme."
Dr. Parsons; 11:30, round table, Miss Cecil
Wednesday, December 28.
9:30 A. M., "Nervous Disorders of Child
hood." Miss Ida M. Maniey; 10:30. "The
Public Health Nurse," Miss Eleanors.
Thomson: 11:15, "Physical Education in
Public Schools," Robert Krohn; 11:45,
round table. Miss Marian Crowe.
Thusftday, December 29.
9:30 A. M . , "Tuberculosis in Childhood."
Dr. Ralph Matson; 10:15. "Skin Diseases,"
Dr. H. G. Parker; 11, "The Undernourished
Child," Dr. C. W. Moore: 11:45, round
table, Mrs. Sadie Orr Dunbar.
Trout Lake Selects Teacher.
GULER, Wash.. Dec. 2 .(Special.)
Miss Helen E. Munday of Spokane
has Just been added to the list of.
teachers for the Trout Lake school.
This makes four teachers in all and
a full high school course will be 1
OLD SANTA IS MIGHTY GOOD
TO FAMILY IN AUTO CAMP
Toys and Clothes Galore Brought to Mother and Children as Father
Is Away Earning Livelihood.
UT beneath the pine trees In the
municipal auto camp ground
there are still two tents to re
mind the passers-by of the gypsy
like tourist life that swarmed there
in the warm weather when the
ground was as green as the pine
trees, instead of covered with snow,
as it now is. These two tents, one
large and one small, seem now on
the desolated grounds, covered with
snow, similar to the last leaf on an
oak tree or the last rose of summer.
Yet the Christmas spirit is as firm
ly implanted there as it is in any
home of the land, and the life of at
least one tent of these winter camp
ers proves that it isn't the walls which
makes the home, but the spirit that
ruies within. There is a hole in the
top of this one tent big enough for
the most fastidious Santa Claus to
get through without besooting his
white and crimson garments in the
smaller stove chimney which pro
trudes from its center, and from ap
pearances last night Mr. Santa not
only intended to come through, but
had seen fit to make an extra trip
ahead of time.
The. other tent is small and even
P. M. Keaney, the caretaker of the
park, knows little about its occupant,
who comes to his impromptu home
only to roost. This man was left by
hia partner a month ago. He works
somewhere, but Keaney says he sends
most of his money to a sick father in
California. There is no stove or other
furniture In the tent except a sort
of bed made on boards laid on the
ground. But the canvas isilntact and
the sides of the tent are banked with
dirt and snow to keep out the east
wind that has been sweeping the de
serted park for the past' ten days.
W. P. Remay, his wife and five chil
dren live In the other camp and the
woman's touch has given it an air of
homlness that not only fills the inside
of the big pyramidal army tent but
extends around it . outside. Even the
flock of sparrows around the door
seemed happier, better fed and more
contented than the other birds flying
around in the pines.
This tent, too, is banked with dirt
and snow to keep out the wind. In
the center there is a stove with the
pipe going through the hole In the
top, and the interior of the tent is
as warm as any house and as cozy.
The Remay family came in Novem
ber from North Dakota after their
crops had failed for the fifth consecu
tive season. It . was their Intention
to locate in Oregon or Washington
and they established themselves in
the auto camp ground until work
could be found and a regular home de
cided on. Work was slow In com
ing, however, and the few Jobs Remay
found were not permanent ones.
Consequently they have lingered on
in their tent.
On December 13, considered by some
an unlucky day, P. M. Keaney dis
covered that all was not as it should
be in the Remay tent. Remay was
out of work and the children were
not clothed as well as might have
been. Keaney went across the street
to the Peninsula Park Community
house that afternoon and found a
meeting of women in session. He
told about the family of tenters in
his park and the sun peeped out from
behind the clouds and shone on thd
There Is no need to tell the whole
It is sufficient to say that
week ago Mrs. Remay asked some
folks not to insist that she accept
some of the things they had brought
her. So much tn the way of food and
clothing had found its way to the
winter campers that the tent was
crowded, and Mrs. Remay said she is
certain there were many other fami
lies who needed things worse than
This was originally intended to be a
Christmas story, and it will be. for
Christmas is there in the big tent
today, and the five children have toys,
clothes and Christmas dinner galore.
The youngest of the five is 18 months
ota: the oiaest id vears. Airs. Kemav
8ald they had appetites like young
wolves. She Was getting their lunch
HUGH one sum 11.
Best of all, papa has a Job over in
Kelso, Wash., and perhaps they will
ail move over there when the weather
gets mild enough to break camp. But
they will not be as glad to move as
many persons might think. Espe
cially the children like the life and
show no signs of suffering from the
rigors of the winter. All are in per
feet health, with rudely faces and
Yesterday afternoon parties of lit
tie girls went back and forth on the
snow-packed paths to the tent, carry
ing well-laden baskets for the Remay
kids. Most of the bundles contained
delicacies for Christmas dinner, but
some of them, and not a few, held
The children were as Interested In
Christmas as any of those their age
who rolled past on the street 200 feet
away in comfortable automobiles, and
their anticipation and faith in Santa
Claus was probably much keener.
W. D. SKINNER PROMOTED
Traffic Kxpert Becomes Vice-President
of North Bank.
W. D. Skinner, well-known railroad
man, yesterday was appointed vice
president and traffic manager of the
Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway
to become effective January 1. He
has been traffic manager and nls
new duties will be in addition to
those he has been handling. W. F.
Turner, president of the road, made
Mr. Skinner has been connected
with railroads in Portland for the
last 27 years. He Is one of the chief
authorities In the northwest on rail
road traffic matters. Formerly Mr.
Skinner was with the O.-W. R. & N.
and became assistant traffic manager
of this road. In 1913 he went to the
North Bank road as traffic manager.
He succeeded W. E. Coman in this
position. Mr. Skinner began his rail
road service in Marsballtown, la.,
where he was in the traffic depart
ment of the Iowa Central railway.
LABOR TO GIVE DINNER
Homeless and Jobless Men Are to
Be Entertained Tomorrow.
Homeless and Jobless men and thoce
who would otherwise have no Christ
mas dinner will be served with a din
ner with all the Yuletide fixings1' at
the Labor Temple. Fourth and Jeffer
80ii streets. Monday at 1 o'clock under
the auspices of the Central Labor
The dinner will be tree to the men.
and arrangement are being made for
serving between 100 and 150. it was
announced last night by officials of
the labor council that all men who
wanted to call at the temple and
participate in the dinner would be
EMPLOYES GIVE PEACOCK
Fred Dundee, Machine Shop Man,
Is to Take Bird to Cubit.
Fred Dundee was surprised yester
day noon with a Christmas present a
little out of the ordinary, given by
the 28 employes of his machine shop.
The gift was a beautiful mounted
peacock intended as an adornment for j
his new log cabin at Gaston, Or. It
was presented to him at noon Just as i
the employes were leaving for the j
Guy Spencer of the Y. M. C. A., a '
close friend of Dundee, played Santa I
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j recognized until he took off his cos-
tume. Dundee and his wife, who hap-
pened to be in the office at the time,
both thanked the men for the present
and Dundee voiced his intention to
take the beautiful bird to his new
cabin, where he said it would fit in
well with the other decorations.
Phone your want ads to The Ore
gonlan. Main 7070. Automatic 560-95.
Fdlefsen's wish a Merry Xmas. Adv.
DR. B. K. WHKiHT.
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I trust that every joy will be yours during this festive
period and that the coming year will bring you added friends
I thank you for the liberal patronage bestowed on me
during past seasons and assure you that I will always strive
to merit your approval and friendship.
"The Fair Deal" will be my motto in the future as in
the past, giving full valje for every dollar received.
X-Ray Kxanrinatloa Wbea Necessaryi
DR. B. E. WRIGHT
Knt. il'i-y, Wash.
Phone Main 21 10,
Twenty Years in
Employes Are to Jet Every Last
t. ifl to Its Destination Before
They Quit Tonight.
If your Christmas parcels were not
delivered to you up to last midnight,
and providing they were really mailed
to you. don't worry Postmaster Jones'
huskies will get them to you today.
I'p to a late hour last night the
big regular and extra crews of dis
tributors and carriers, und r direc
tion of the postmaster, were engaged
in the huge task of bcarinur to the
myriad homes of Portland the mountain-high
stacks of mail, parcel post
matter in particular, but it was not
certain they could get It all to its
destination last night.
Postmaster Jones said last night
that the people had complied to a
considerable extent with the request
of the postal authorities to get their
mail into the boxos or stations early,
but that, even then, it had been a very
heavy Job to handle it In fast enough
style to put it all on outbound trains
and. at the same time, distribute and
deliver the citybound matter.
"We will distribute only parcels
Sunday," said Postmaster Jones.
'Nothing else will be taken out and
the deliveries will be in the residence
sections only, of course. We take it
that people will particularly want
the parcel stuff and we will get that
to them before we quit."
Mr. Jones said he and his assist
ants estimated the Christmas mails
this year to be about 15 per cent
heavier than last year.
Tomorrow Is a holiday, but the
postmaster said his men will make a
delivery of all kinds of mail in all
sections of the city.
While it may not occur to some
people' who receive their Christinas
parcels at their front doors that any.
thing special lias been done by the
postoffice employes to Ret it there,
some Inkling of the sires of the
situation may be had by the pust
master's statement that his distribu
tors worked 16 hours for the past
few days, instead of thu regular
tight-hour shifts. Kvery man who
could be used In any capacity in pull
ing down the huge piles of mail was
put to work and kept at it as long
as he could be of service, and In this
manner many a jobless man's condi
tion was rendered more rosv.
Store closed tomorrow.
A Merry Christmas
What the words lack in orig
inality, the wish makes up in .
Men, Here's Good News
Our Great Annual
Suits and Overcoats
Starts Tuesday, 8:30 A. M.
WATCH FOR BIG AD
Portland's Best Clothes Shop
MORRISON AT FOURTH
8 A. l. to K l M.
10 to 1 A. M.
I ntll N I'. M.