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NEW SYMPHONY SOCIETY IS
REAL COMMUNITY PROJECT
Orfanization Insures Perpetuation of Orchestra and More Demo
cratic Personnel of Supporters, Says James B. Kerr.
THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 25, 1923
HENRY JENNING & SONS
Decision Handed Down in
State Bank Suit.
APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN
Supreme Court to Decide Whether
Depositors Are to Get 100
Cents on Dollar. .
Savings depositors of the defunct
State bank of Portland, now in
process of liquidation, will receive
their money in full If a decree
handed down yesterday by Presid
ing Judge Tucker stands. In decid
ing the suit of Mary Steelhammer
vs. Frank C Bramwell, state super
intendent of banks and in charge
of liquidation of the State bank,'
Judge Tucker decreed that deposi
tors In the savings department shall
receive all funds derived from
liquidation of that department and
an equal share with other deposi
tors in assets of the commercial
Supreme Court to Decide.
By those familiar with the bank's
affairs it is said that this inter
pretation assures that all savings
depositors, with properly filed
claims, will receive 100 cents on the
dollar. It had previously been cal
culated that the' bank would pay
out approximately So cents on the
dollar. Under the present decree
depositors in the commercial de
partment will get less than that
amount. Final adjudication of the
case will await -a decision by the
state supreme court, however, as
both parties to the suit had made
known their desire to appeal for a
ruling of the higher tribunal on the
rather ambiguous state laws apply
ing in the matter.
Two other suits relating to liqui
dation of the State bank were de
cided by Judge Tucker yesterday
at the time the more Important
decree was made. The action of
Grace A. Doxsie, in which it was
alleged that savings depositors
should receive all funds from their
department and prior right to
liquidated 'funds of the commercial
department was dismissed, de
murrer of Superintendent Bram
well's attorney being sustained.
Uphani Sn! Dismissed.
The suit of C. R. Upham against
Superintendent Bramwell met the
same fate. Demurrer of the de
fendant was sustained and the case
dismissed. In the Upham suit it
was sought to enjoin Bramwell
from effecting "offsets" in liquidat
ing the bank. Where a depositor
was a debtor to the bank it was the
practice to apply his deposits in
concellation of the note or debt, as
an offset. This practice the judge
All three suits decided yesterday
were brought for the various plain
tifs by John W. Kaste and were
defended by Jay Bowerman, as at
torney for the state banking department.
BENEFIT WCHIC PLWEO
OUTING AT CRYSTAL LAKE
Funds Raised to Be Used in Be
half of Disabled Veterans in
A picnic for the benefit of the dis
abled veterans in Hahnemann hospi
tal will be held at Crystal Lake park
Saturday, July 8, under the auspices
of the women's auxiliary of the
Travelers' Protective association.
The funds raised will be used for
the purchase of useful and neces
sary articles and entertainment for
the permanently disabled world war
veterans at the hospital.
- A varied and interesting pro
gramme consisting of sports and
contests of all kinds for the women
and children as well as the travel
ing men is being arranged. The
handsomest man, oldest and young
est association member on the
grounds, best dressed man and. best
men and women dancers will receive
prizes. A special prize will be
awarded the traveling man who
comes the longest distance to attend
There will be a baseball game and
refreshments will be available for
those who do not bring basket
lunches. Free coffee will be served
to all. Children under 12 years of
age, accompanied by their parents,
will be admitted free to the grounds.
BUSINESS REALTY SOLD
Property at Burnside and Fifth
8treetsn $100,000 Deal.
Property at the southwest corner
of Fifth and Burnside streets, in
eluding a two-story frame building,
was sold by the United Artisans to
Colonel George H. Kelly. Announce
ment of the sale was made yester
day by J. G. Gustaff, who negotiated
the deal. The price was not made
public, although it was said to have
been In the neighborhood of $100,000.
The purchase was made by Colonel
Kelly as an investment. He an
nounced that he intended to improve
the property with a modern build
ing in the near future. The ground
is 75 by 100 feet.
The lower floor of the building is
occupied by stores and the upper
floor by a hotel.
Traffic Officer Appointed.
ST. HELENS, Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) Louis K. Kestner of Portland
has been appointed deputy marshal
and traffic officer to succeed Cal
Hoffmlller, who was removed from
the position by Mayor Ballagh on
account of his public fist fight with
Dewey Harrison, St. Hens gro
ceryman. Kestner is an ex-service
man. He enlisted in 13th United
States engineers, was transferred to
the 118th engineers and served as
dispatch rider for 18 months in
France. He was in the army, 23
months. . .
Forest Lookout on Duty.
EUGENE, Or., June 24. (Special.)
The first of the forest fire look
outs stationed on the Sluslaw na
tional forest this year has began
his work on Prairie mountain,
northwest of Eugene. Lawrence
Chruden is located on that eminence
and there will be others on Mount
Hebo, Mount Roman Nose, Cummins
peakv Dean's mountain and Elk. peak.
BY DOROTHT DUNIWAY.
WITH the formation of the Sym
phony society of Portland
last Monday night, the sym
phony orchestra has become more
than ever before a real community
enterprise, expressive of the musical
and cultural Interests of the citizens
of the Rose city.
The creation of the Symphony
society means both "the perpetuat
ing as a Portland institution of the
symphony orchestra, and rendering
more democratic the personnel of
its supporters," as expressed by
James B. Kerr. Mr. Kerr explained
the purpose of the new organization
to the music lovers, who were the
guests Monday of the orchestra at
a complimentary concert given at
the Multnomah hotel for guarantors
and season ticket subscribers. The
concert was a pronounced success
and will be made an annual event,
following a plan in vogue to several
large eastern cities. The concert
was preceded by a number of formal
dinner parties at the Muitnoman.
Plan Is Popular.
The enthusiasm with which the
idea of the new society was received
Is indicated in the 100 membership
cards signed that night, which
brought tlOOO at one stroke into the
orchestra treasury. Five hundred
members are expected by fall.
In organizing a symphony society
Portland is adopting, with its own
variations, a scheme which has
proved effective in cities whose
symphony orchestras are known
throughout the country. " '
Annual dues will be 10 and win
assist in financing the orchestra.
The payment of dues does not en
title a member . to any privileges.
but is Indicative merely of his inter
est in and indorsement of the or
chestra. By-laws for the Symphony society
were adopted Monday night and the
present board of directors of the
symphony orchestra authorized to
seleot a number of others to serve
with them on an enlarged board.
The present board will meet tomor
row morning at 11 o'clock in the
offices of Guy W. Talbot to choose
the new members and make further
plans for the organization.
The first to sign as members of
the new society were 18 men from
the orchestra, who had asked for
the privilege of enrolling among the
first in the society. They were Carl
Denton, conductor; L. Ambrosch,
Ted Bacon, Walter Bacon, R. L. Bar
ron, J. F. N. Colburn, F. Eichenlaub,
Carl Grissen, M. Dunham, H. Mcin
tosh, L. Shurtliff, W. N. Livingston,
E. Thielhorn, John Britz", W. J. Cor
nish, W. A. Sieberts, G. Bertram and
F. B. Neuberger.
Two Methods Cited.
In speaking of the new society
Mr. Kerr said, at the gathering
which preceded the concert: "There
are, of course, two ways in which
an orchestra may be supported by
the contributions of the generous
and enthusiastic few, or by the co
operation of the many. In most
cities the former plan has been
adopted with the result that for a
time, while generosity and enthusi
asn continued, great successes were
scored, but frequently, when the few
became too few, periods of musical
"The history of orchestral music
in Portland dates back, . I am told,
to . 1882, when the first orchestral
society was formed. This society
was of limited membership and
though many fine concerts were
given, the organization was com
pelled, for want of adequate sup
port, to disband in 1891.
"The present symphony orchestra
was founded in 1911 and therefore
has been in existence for 11 years.
ro a considerable degree It has be
come a community affair, for the list
of guarantors and subscribers has
approximated 100 and the list of
season ticket holders has numhrftd
as high as 725.
Supporters Are Praised.
"Too much cannot be said of the
tireless energy of those who have
been responsible for the success of
the orchestra during this peTiod of
ten years, nor for the devotion of
the musician who have been mem
bers of the orchestra. But as you
all understand, no orchestra can be
self-supporting in the sense that
box-office receipts can be made to
pay its way and I venture to say
that as eaoh season has ended, those
having the responsibility for the
future have wondered if 'hard times'
might not handicap the next suc
"It would seem that there can be
no ground for argument as to the
desirability of perpetuating the or
chestra as a community institution,
nor as to the advantages which ac
crue from it to those of us who are
fortunate enough to be part of this
Orchestra to Advertise City.
"We have established as an insti
tution the Rose Festival, which is
largely financed by contributions
from those who justify their ex
penditure on the ground that stran
gers will spend money In our city
and some percentage of them will
settle here and help pay taxes. We
extend a welcome to various gather
ings and advertise Portland as an
i.deal convention city much upon the
same ground. If these thlne-s r
justified as community activities
which may bring us as new fellow
neighbors some additional taxpay
ers, some genial revelers, or some
hunters, , fishermen, or other tour
ists, who will be here '.today and
gone tomorrow. Is it not good busi
ness to advertise Portland as the
home of one of the great orchestras
or the country? Wealth and com
fort and peace and happiness go
hand in hand with culture. It is
hard sometimes to say which la the
mother and which the child and we
have a great orchestra."
Tribute Paid Mrs. Spencer.
W. D. Wheelwright, honorary
president of the Symphony orches
tra, explained that the Portland
symphony is the only symphony or
chestra in the country which is at
least 50 per cent self-suDDOrtiner.
He said this was largely due to the
line spirit of the men in the orches
tra and to the ability of Mrs. M.
Donald Spencer, business manager,
who gives her time without charge
to this work. Both Mr. Kerr and
Mr. Wheelwright paid sincere trib
utes to Mrs. Spencer's devotion to
the orchestra, which she will serve
again next season as business man
ager. Support Is Needed.
"The results of the 11 years' work
of the orchestra have been such as
to make it incumbent on every citi
zen who desires the welfare of the
city, to support the orchestra and
make it' a bigger thing than ever,"
said Mr. Wheelwright.
He mentioned the six concerts to
be given next season and the six
rehearsals for the children in .the
. Mr. Wheelwright explained that in
America symphony orchestras have
four sources of maintenance sub
scribers to , a maintenance fund,
holders of season tickets, door re
ceipts at each concert and a sym
phony society. He said Portland
has previously depended upon the
first three and has now added the
Subscribers Are Listed.
The subscribers to the mainte
nance fund during the pact season
J, C. Ainswortn, Mtas Maud Ains
worth, W. C. Alvord, Anonymous,
Mrs. W. B. Ayer, Mrs. Charles F.
Beebe, W. B. Beebe, Charles F. Berg,
Dr. J. B. Bilderback, C. M. Bishop,
William L. Brewster, Philip Bueh
ner, W. J. Burns, Mrs. Henry C.
Cabell, Judge Chanles H. Carey, F. J.
Cobbs, Dr. R. c Coffey, James P.
Cooke, Edward Cookingham, Mrs.
H. L. Corbett, Hamilton Corbett,
C. H. Davis Jr., A. H. Dever, Miss
Ada Doernbecher, Edward Ehrman,
Miss Henrietta E. Failing, Paul E.
Froehllch, Miss Isabella Gauld, Mrs.
George' T. Gerlinger, Wells Gilbert,
J. K. Gill, F. T. Griffith, Eric V.
Hauser, Hazelwood confectionery
and restaurant, Mrs. Josephine
Hirsch, Mrs. Lee Hoffman, Charles
S. Holbrook, H. H. Holland, Mm
Thomas Honeyman, Dr. T. M. Joyce,
James B- Kerr, A. S. Kerry, M. L.
Kline, K. H. Koehter, R. Koehler,
W. M. Ladd, Louis Lang, William
MacMaster, Rogers MacVeagh, Meier
& Frank Co., Mrs. Charles F. Miller,
Elinor L. Mills, The Oregonian, Ore
gon Journal, Emery Olmstead, W. P.
Olds, Peninsula Lumber company,
Ira F. Powers, Thomas Roberts, Mrs.
Mary Scarborough, Dr. and Mrs.
Charles Edwin Sears, Ben Selling,
Sherman-Clay & Co., Frank A. Spen
cer, Frank A. Spencer Jr., Mrs. Cam
eron Squires, Lois Steers, Nathan
Strauss, Frederick H. Strong, Mabel
K. Strong, Bishop and Mrs. Walter
T. Sumner, Guy W. Talbot, H. B.
VanDuser, A. R. Watek, William D.
Wheelwright, Dr. Otis B. Wight,
Mrs. R. W. Wilbur, Mrs. Lawrence
Wheeler, Mrs. Erskine Wood, R. B.
and Mrs. T. B. Wilcox, Wiley B.
Allen company, H. C. Wortman and
J. B. Yeon.
Subscriptions Again Assured.
The subscribers to the mainte
nance fund and season ticket hold
erg will continue to support the or
chestra, and many who have con
tributed generously in past years,
already have signified their Inten
tions of giving the same amounts
Indicative of the increased inter
est In the orchestra, is the fact that
the symphony orchestra office In
the Sherman-Clay building has re
mained open longer into the summer
than ever before. Many renewals
of season tickets are coming into
the office, In spite of the fact that
no definite announcements for the
artists for the coming season have
been made as yet.
Contracts are now being signed
with six artists for the coming sea
son and announcements will be
HEALTH CHIEF IS HERE
MAJOR ABBEY IS BACK FROM
Rumors Reaching The Hague
From Moscow Conflict.
Accomplishments of Unit in the
Southern State Investigated.
Extension Is Lauded.
Major P. L.Abbey, executive sec
retary of the League for the Con
servation of Public Health, has just
returned from San Francisco, where
he investigated the accomplishments
of the .California unit of the organ
ization. He says that in that state
splendid progress has been made, of
which perhaps the most important
and far-reaching is hospital exten
sion and betterment work. The
league there is bringing together
the management, staff and directo
rate of hospitals for conferences and
exchange of ideas, which has re
sulted in placing California well in
the lead of other states in its hos
Major Abbey said that through the
league's influence and assistance
many new hospitals have been es
tablished in small towns and cities
in California. At the present time
that state has over 400 - hospitals
with modern equipment for the care
of the sick.
"The public is rapidly growing to
Doubt Seems . to Be Increasing
That Conference Will End
in Any Settlement. '
BY SAMUEL SPEWACK.
(Copyright. 1922, by the New York
world. Published by Arrangement.)
THE HAGUE, June 24. (Special
Cable.) The allies are all ready for
the Russians, but because of con
flicting reports that have come out
of Moscow they do not know what
kind of Russians they will meet.
The experts finished their prelim
inary plans for official contact with
the bolshevists nex't Tuesday, al
though the Russians are expected
Reports of changes in Russia
trouble the delegates here, as they
are under instructions from diplo
mats at home, and each fresh
change results in new Instructions.
However, their agreed position is
not a hard and fast one. They sim
ply have decided to be stern and to
keep the bolshevists from the lime
France Wants to Dictate.
The French, who head the prop
erty commission, are urging the
conferees to adopt a dictatorial at
tude. As about $0,000,000,000 worth
of property is involved in the de
bates of the commission, It probably
will hold the center of the stage.
The British and Italians, however,
seek to settle all problems like a
series of law suits, without a rat
tling discussion of principles. The
French are out to compel the So
viets to swallow the principle of
private property and give confis
cated property back unconditionally
to former owners.
The British hope to get around
this by securing the property under
"progressive rights," which will give
owners all the privileges of a title
in fee simple.
Russians to Demand Credits.
The debts, credits and property
commissions will meet simultane
ously. But since the Russians de
mand credits before they give con
cessions on the other points, some
difficulty is anticipated in persuad
ing the Russians to jog along until
the conference is out of the debts
and property woods.
Some American claims against
Russia will be presented with the
remainder by Swedes. These firms
which have branches In Sweden will
have their claims ready by Tuseday
or Wednesday, and they will be pre
sented with the others.
The Standard Oil company and
several mining concerns are in
cluded in these American firms.
However, the total of their claims,
it is said, is not large.
Conference Causes Misgivings.
One of the French experts told me
he could .see little hope in The
Hague, and he believes reports tell
ing of a drift to the left in Moscow.
Privately the French say they do
not think the conference will last
three weeks. Even one of the Brit
ish delegates said:
"We can't go home until the Rus
sians get here. It is generally
agreed that the arrival of the Rus
sians and the programme they bring
will decide the fate of the meeting.
"Meanwhile Colonel H. W. Boyle,
who negotiated the Shell Oil con
tract at Genoa, is awaiting here in
his individual capacity."
Major P. ti. Abbey, executive secre
tary of League for Conservation of
GROUP HOLDS MEETING
All-Day Session Is Enjoyed by
Members of the Multnomah Po
mona Grange held an all-day ses
sion in the Evening Star Grange
hall last Wednesday, June 21. Dur
ing the afternoon meeting, Senator
Waller M. Pierce spoke on the "Re
duction of Taxes," citing many in
stances where it could easily be
done with considerable benefit to
Two resolutions were brought
before the attention of the Grange
at the meeting. The first, which
upheld the work of the Oregon
Agricultural college regarding the
millage tax, was carried. A second
resolution regarding the new bill
before congress which requires
banks to pay all their earnings
above 12 per cent to the soldiers'
bonus fund, was referred to sub
ordinate granges for future study.
It was announced that the annual
field day meet of the Grange would
be held at Gresham July 29.
A hirge class was instructed in
the fifth degree in the evening
meeting of the Grange. The ses
sion closed with an excellent pro
gramme under the supervision of
the well-known lecturer, Mrs. Mary
Complete Furnishers of Successful Homes
Reed Furniture Is Used
All the Year Round
You will be delighted with our reed furniture, displayed
on the third floor. There you will find pieces that will
brighten up every room in the house complete suites
to individual pieces. Buy and enjoy reed it is both
beautiful and restful.
This yVeek's Rug Offer!
Seamless Axminster Rugs
' ; . In 8-3x10-6 Size
" V Regular Price $37.50
These rugs are of good quality and we show a large
variety of colors and patterns at the sale price. We
invite your interested attention to this offer, one of
the best we have made on rugs of moderate price.
We are principal Portland distributors for WhittalTs
Rugs and Carpets. Visit our displays on the second
Continuing Our Remarkable Offer
of Overstuffed Davenports $67.50
Substantially made and covered with tapestry in various
colors and patterns. These davenports have sold at a con
siderably higher price, but we handle a quantity that en
ables us to offer them for less.
200 pairs in one-pair and two-pair lots, selling
regularly at $2 to $30 the pair
Marquisettes, Scrims, Voiles, Bobinets and Filet
Nets suitable for all rooms, offered in this spe
cial sale at exactly one-half their former price.
15c the yard 300 yards good cretonne rem
nants, selling regularly at 50c to 75c the yard;
one-yard to five-yard lengths.
250 THE YARD 200 yards in this group, formerly
selling at 75c to $1.50 the yard; one-yard to eight
50 THE YARD 100 yards of remnants from our
highest grade cretonnes, priced regular $L50 and
Pieces for the Living-Room
CHAIRS ROCKERS DAVENPORTS
Both in the overstuffed and in the cane and mahogany, we
show the largest assortments in Portland. If desired, we
upholster in materials of your own selection. You will find
our displays of these pieces on the main floor and on the
, Dining Suite
$30 Down $20 Monthly
Only one suite to be sold. It
consists of large Dining Ta
ble, Buffet, China Cabinet,
Serving Table, five Chairs
and Arm Chair. Shown on
the fifth floor.
In Ivory Enamel
$15 Down $10 Monthly
This is a four-piece suite,
perfectly matched. It con
sists of full-size Bed,
Dresser, Chiffonier and
Dressing Table with triple
mirrors. Shown on the
Mahogany Poster Beds
Very substantial and of approved design and finish. See
them on the fourth floor. Offered at moderate prices.
Longshoreman's loot Crushed.
W. L. Stetzer, 37, longshoremen,
living at Parkrose, will probably
lose his right foot as a result of an
accident early yesterday at the
Eastern & Western mills. Stetzer,
part of a crew which was loading
logs on a vessel, was caught be
neath one of the heavy timbers: His
understand that the hospital is the
pivotal point around which medical
and scientific health activities must
revolve," said Major Abbey, "and is
therefore becoming more deeply In
terested in their promotion and
Major Abbey was formerly Identi
fied with the Loyal Legion of Log
gers and Lumbermen. As its first
executive officer after the war it
devolved upon him to convert the
organization from a war-time emer
gency organization of employers and
employes of the lumber industry to
a workable organization controlled
and directed by the membership.
Under his management more than
30,000 employes and 400 employers
enrolled and paid dues for the ex
tension of the work of more than
$135,000 during the first year.
Klamath Falls Threatened.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., June 23.
(Special.) "You will have so many
I. W. W. here In the next few weeks
that your Jail will not be large
enough to hold them," stated Mau
rice Daly this morning to Deputy
Sheriff Barnes. Daly Is one of five
I. W. W. in the local jail on a
charge of criminal , syndicalism.
They are represented by Attorney
Green of. Portland.
Whitney Chorus today. Popular
prices, 25c, 60c, 75c i P. M. today.
With Wedding Rings
An unusually large selec
tion from which to choose,
all very reasonably priced.
without extra charge
348 Washington Street
Morgan Bldg. Next to Entrance
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Refrigerators, Lawn Mowers, Garden Hose, Crockery, Cooking Utensils!
foot was badly crushed. He was
taken to the Good Samaritan hos
pital. . '
Armed Nonunion Man Fined.
Fred Tates, non-union longshore
man, who was found in the vicinity
of Twelfth and Northrup streets,
Friday night, with a loaded revolver
in his possession, was fined $20 in
the municipal court yesterday. Yates
said that he was carrying the
weapon for self-protection.
Read The Oregonian classified adg.
Diamond Alcazar Gas Range $56.75
The heavy Remand for Diamond Alcazar Gas Ranges during the
past week has made it necessary for us to restock and continue
the offer for another week in order that all who desire them
mav he sunnlied. there-
fore all this week we
It has the conveniences of the ranges at much higher prices. To
appreciate what a wonderful value it is at the factory special
price, come in and let us show it to you. Exactly like illustra
tion, except glass door and thermometer. Only one week more, .
installed to stub at $56.75.
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