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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JULY 9, 1023
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
City Editor Main 7070, 5S0-95
Sunday Editor Main 7070, SH0-M5
Advertising Dopt. Main 7(170, 560-85
Superintendent of BIdg. . Main 7070, 560-06
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Carson, Wash Mrs. M. St. Martin
Carson, Wash.. .. ,.Shlpherda Hot Springs
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HIPPODROME (Broadway at Tamhill)
Vaudeville and moving pictures con
tinuous daily, 1:15 to 11 P. M.
PANTAGES (Broadway at Alder) Vaude
ville. Three shows daily, 2. 7 and 9:03
THE OAKS (Amusement Park) The
Armstrong Musical Comedy company.
Take cars at First and Alder.
VIOLIN-MAKER OF PORTLAND
CELEBRATED FOR HIS SKILL
For More Than Half Century Robert Robinson, Now 72 Years Old,
Has Been Master of His Profession.
Sherwood Wants Pickers. There
Is a heavy demand for berry pickers
in the Sherwood, Or., district for
harvesting the berry crop, according-
to John B. Vincil, secretary of
the Press club and a berry grower
of Sherwood. Mr. Vincil said that
unless a supply of labor was ob
tained immediately the growers
would lose much of their crop. "Al
ready every man, woman and child
in the district is employed to har
vest the fruit and man the local
cannery, and that is not nearly suf
ficient to take) care of the fruit,"
eaid Mr. Vincil. He said that there
-was a stood camp ground for pickers
and In addition it was but a short
drive from Portland. Picker he
eaid could be placed through E. D.
Hosmer, secretary of the Sherwood
chamber of commerce, or the super
intendent of the local cannery.
Ex-Baker Folks to Frolic. Ex
Baker residents how living in Port
land and 'Willamette valley cities
-will gather at Laurelhurst park Sun
day, July 16, for a reunion and pic
nic. A programme of music and sev
eral talks have been arranged for
the afternoon and basket lunches
will be carried along by the picnic
parties. Judge and Mrs. " John L.
Rand of Salem, who formerly re
elded in Baker, will be among those
present and talks will be made by
H. H. Corey, public service commis
sioner, and possibly by Mayor
George L. Baker, formerly of Baker.
Musical numbers will include those
by Alice Price Moore and Mrs. Nat
Cooper, according to arrangements
-which have already been made.
Mr. Ketseb to Take Trip. C. P.
Keyser, superintendent of parks,
will leave Tuesday morning on an
extended motor trip along the Pa
cific coast. He will be accompanied
by Mrs. Keyser and their young eon,
Joe. Their trip will include the Jo
sephine caves. Eureka, Cal., the big
trees, Muir woods, Lake Tahoe, Cra
ter lake and other interesting places.
Mr. Keyser will make a study of the
recreation systems and administra
tion, of the national parks. He will
also devote considerable time to the
study of automobile camp grounds,
comparing their equipment and ad
ministration with that of the Port
land camp. He will return home
early in. August.
Caterer to Visit Birthplace. ,
For the first time in 32 years, Fred
D. Thomas, well-known local ca
terer, has found the time to take a
trip back to his birthplace in Geor
gia. He left Portland last week and
intends to visit a number of the
large eastern cities to study cater
ing conditions there. Mr. Thomas
came to Portland in. 1890 and was
steward at the Portland hotel for 13
years. He was later in charge of
the T. M. C. A. lunch room for five
years, was steward at the Irvington
club for several years, and then
entered the catering business which
he has continued up to the present
Mb. Macket Is Elected. Dr. A. E.
Mackey of Portland was elected
president of the Pacific Northwest
Urologlcal association at the. annual
gathering held in Spokane last week
in conjunction with the convention
of the Pacific Northwest Medical as
sociation, according to news re
ceived here yesterday. Dr. N. R.
Boak of Victoria, B. C, was chosen
vice-president, and Dr. W. J. Pen
nock of Spokane secretary-treasurer.
About 50O physicians from all
sections of the northwest were in
attendance at the convention of the
Paclfio Northwest Medical associa
tion Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Builders Plait Outing. The an
nual outing of the Builders' Ex
change will be held at Montrose
park on the Sandy river, two miles
east of Troutdale, Saturday. There
will be baseball games and various
other sports and a programme of
dancing. There is a sandy bathing
beach on the grounds for those who
care for bathing. The exchange will
furnish Ice cream, punch, sugar and
cream. Transportation is being
provided for those who desire it.
Peottet Opening 69 New Stores.-
The J. C. Penaey company, which
has operated a successful store in
Portland for a number of years is
opening 69 new, stores in different
sections of the country, according to
advices received here. This will
give the company 371 stores in all.
The gross volume of sales last year
amounted to ? 46,641,928.20.
"Lara Understood," Topic. The So
eiety for Spreading the Knowledge
of True Prayer as organized by
F. L. Rawson will meet In room 405
Fliedner building Monday night at
8 o'clock. "Life Understood" will
be the subject. The public is invited.
Better Glasses for less money at
Geo. Rubenstein'e, the veteran op
tlclan. Eyes tested, glasses fitted,
broken lenses duplicated. Reason
able prices. 226 Morrison st. Adv.
Henrt W. Jacobson, The Tailor,
office and salesrooms now located
temporarily at my workrooms, 605
Royal building, Broadway and Mor
rlson street. Adv.
Exsax Svectal, $25, while thay
last, imported Irish crochet blouses,
former price $37.50. McRae Petti
coat Parlor, 10th and Yamhill. Adv
Waldemar Seton has removed his
law office to S09 Failing building,
Third and Washington streets, over
railroad ticket office. Adv.
Frank Schleoel has removed his
law office to 309 Failing building,
Third and Washington streets, over
railroad ticket office. Adv.
A New Science for eye troubles;
no glasses. Consultation free. Good
Sight Institute, 306 Alisky building.
Perfection Plaster, Wall Board,
cheapest and best. Cress & Co., 1S4
becona street. aov.
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TT TVING alone in what Tie calls his
I j den, a dark room 10 feet square,
partitioned into . reception,
room and workshop, the one Jiung
with musical instruments of . alj
sorts, the other littered with tools
and materials, is Robert Robinson,
In o.ua.rters hardly larger thiafl.a
cell, situated In a secluded spot on
the second floor of the Russei
building. Fourth and Morrison
streets, dweili-s one of the most skill
ful and one of the best-known (at
least ito'vioHntets) manufacturers of
violins in the United States. Few
persons know' this. It is only- by
seeking him. out that ho may be
found. Only those who have reli
ance in his ability and faith h him
as a violin export take their work
to him. -
To get to this man one first looks
for a- stairway. This stairway is
not difficult of acces, but there is
nothing upon it or by dt to indicate
that Robert Robinson lives at the
top. There are no guiding signs
assisting the searcher to hi-s rooms.
The head of the stairs is readied;
the climber hears on his right the
strains of a violin, and his eye, fol
lowing his ear, sights a dark en
trance to a dark room. The door is
entered, two or three strangers are
elbowed to one side, and a man- with
silvery gray hair, blue eyes, a cigar-
stained mustache, a gray coat and
Erav trousers of a different snidt, is
suddenly confronted and is addressed
by the interviewer, who, upon maK
ing his errand known, is waved to a
chair and made immediately com
fortable and interested.
Robert Robinson is a violin maker
of 65 years' experience. Though he
looks as if he might be of French
descent, he is realdy of Scotch par
entage. His name and his blue eyes,
heavy eyebrows and large mouth,
breaking at times into a toothless
smile, indicate this. If he did not
unreservedly tell yon that he was
all of 72 years old, to look at him
you -would never think it. He says
he has retained his healrfi throug-n
all his years and that ho feels -as
young today as he did in the days
when he first played the violini
This violin maker avers that ms
devotion to his profession is inher
ent, or at least was present from
childhood. When, he was asked what
Influences were brought to bear to
cause him to choose this extraor
dinary profession as a life work, he
said, "It was bora in me."
In the periods when I was divert
ed from it, I was all the time mad to
return." he said. "Violin making
was my profession. I was origin
ally brought into contact with all
the masters through my acting as
a professional orchestra, leader In
Boston for a long while. But I soon
became disgusted with my career as
a player and 35 years ago I made a
definite resolve never again to touch
a violin as a player.
I have experimented in vio-lin-
making from that day on. Ihave
made many violins for different per
sons. The masters huve 'preferrd to
have me do repair work on their in
struments rather than make them
new ones. However, at this time I
have an order from Kreisler for one
of my violins. I have- four fiddles
started. Just now I do not know
which one Kreisler will get." .
Mr. Robinson is a prodigioua and
an untlr.inig worker. . He says he
works day and night and seldom
"I have been that way since I was
a child," said he. "My grandmother
used to rock in In her arms at times
when I was a wee babe, but when
she would place me in the oradle to
sleep I would let out a terrible
squawk. During the world's fair
at Chicago, when the famous Hindu
philosopher, Vivakananda, adept in
mysticism, com to this country. I
talked all night on the sleeper witih
him from St. Paul to Chicago.
"Even now, to- rest myself, I go to
a moving picture show between the
hours of 11 P. M. and 2 A. M., and
come back afterward to work.
Mr. Robinson loves to talk of the
people- ihe knows;
"Frita Kreisler is the greatest
man in the world today," h de
- "You, of course, mean the greatest
musician, was suggested.
"I mean he is the greatest real
man in the world," he repated5 With
emphasis. "He is an artist, a mu
sician, 'a graduate scientist; he
speaks eight different languages,
is a big man publicly, is entertain
ing and interesting privately, is not
conceited and is entirely approach
able by anyone.
"Elman was wonderful,'! he said.
And he grew exuberant in speaking
of Kathleen Parlow.
"She is one of the greatest of the
artiste of the day," he said. '.'And
do you know that one of, our own
local violinists, this Frenchman
Leplat, is great? When Kathleen
ParJow was here she heard hm play
and said to him afterward, "Why
Mr. Lepmt, what are you doing in
this town? You should be out in
the world with the greatest of W
But the Frenchman is too retiring.
He does not want f ame.
"I believe that HeiXetz has been
his best day. Frita (speaking- of
Kretsler) told m that if Helfeti's
r'ghtrjjand were like Wis left, there
would be no violinist in- the. word
who could approach him. . .
"Heifeti has changed since the
first time I saw him. When he came
here fffst he came on the stage a
good looking, handsome youth. His
second appearance showed hint to.be
a suddenly -aged man and1 his relay
ing was inferior." i
Mr. Robinson admitted that his
one means of recreation was to visit
at least one movinig picture show
each day. Then, he began to talk
evr th various cinema stars and
the producers, too.
"Charles Chaplin is undoubtedly
one of the most genuine artists on
the screen," he said. "His humor is
never overdrawn and he lends the
artistic touch to it which makes it
thoroughly .enjoyable. Everything
which he offers to the public has
first been made the subject of thor
ough study. -
"I like Ince ,as a director Of
course I like De MiBe,' and some of
the others, but I consider Griffith
and Ince the two best producers
which the moving picture world
"I like to refer to the past for
comparison with - the present," he
said. "But-, my mind and hopes are
with the future. I make use of my
knowledge of Latin, Greek, French
and German and have even studied
the Cuneiform so as to learn ancient
history. But I certainly do not live
4n the past.
"My wife has said that .had I not
chosen to be a violin maker I should
have been a millionaire by this time.
Perhaps I might, but give me my
den and my work and I do not care
for all the money in the world. I
confess that I like money, but only
as a means of meeting obligations
to my fiends. I want to keep my
friends. , One reason why I did not
confine myself solely to the con
struction of fiddles is because of the
repair work which my friends want
done. Many of the world's vloiinists
who require some. . work done while
on tour wait until they reach Port
land and then send for me. - r
"I hove been making- and repair
ing fiddles in Portland since 1897
and have been in this one spot for
21 years. I can't devote any of my
time to other things because I can't
bear to leave my violin, work for a
ber areas and cultivations of black
currants for traces of the disease.
It was thought until this fall that
the disease had - not reached the
western timber until a report ofits
discovery in British Colombia and
western Washington., was made.
Measures are being taken promptly
to arrest its growth before it in
vades the great white pine districts
of northern Idaho.
' One of the peculiar characteristics
ofi the disease is its inability to
spread from pine tree to pine tree.
It can only be transferred from a
pine tree to a currant or goose
berry bush, cultivated plants being
especially susceptible to the infec
tion.' From these bushes it is then
spread to pine trees of the five
needles or white pine variety.
FAflM LOANS S2,163,456
AGRICTOTURAIi, AND CATTIiE
Federal Aid in Washington State
- and Idaho Includes "Whett
. Growers.on Big Scale,;
SPOKANE, Wash., July . Agri
cultural and livestock Interests of
Washington have received $2,163,456
in : loans through' the war finance
corporation, according to a recapit
ulation by Rl L, Rutter. president
of the Spokane &. Eastern Trust
company, chairman of the Wash
ington agriculturaV agency, which
approves the loans and recommends
them to the war finance corpora
tion. . !. -
In a letter to Eugene Meyer Jr.,
managing director of the corpora
tion. Mr. Rutter declares this finan
cial assistance "has been a great
benefit to these interests." The
board has approved for the agency
36 applications for $808,726 and has
made direct advances to the Washington-Idaho
Wheat Growers' as
sociation of $1,354,730.
Commenting on the activities of
the corporation, Mr. Rutter says in
parts "The collateral pledged with
the SS applications approved to
banks consisted of 391 unsecured
and secured notes, nearly all un
acceptable , at the federal reserve
bank on account of long maturities
and insufficient quick assets. . v
"The ten applications approved to
livestock associations were secured
by 30 collateral notes and were, se
cured by livestock s conservatively
valued at $194,171. - The advances
made to the Idaho-Washington
Wheat Growers' association, $1,354,
739. have, all been paid back to the
war llnance corporation. " : ,
Unusually Large Crowd Visits Re
sort Near Mount Hood.
An unusually' large crowd, spent
the Fourth of July week-end at
Rhododendron mountain resort. The
warm weather made the swimming
tank extremely popular. Large
crowds from" nearby resorts Joined
the Rhododendron folks in water
Many Maiamas and "their friends
were entertained t Rhododendron
on their way up to Mount Hood.
This annual climb made ' on the
Fourth of July always adds interest
tor tnose who are staying at Rho
dodendron. Nearly every cottage was occu
pied over the Fourth and many cot
tagers are now settled for the sum
The inn had the following sruests:
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bowman, Miss
Matilda Bowman, Miss Lucile Bow
man, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Luellwiti,
Mr. McW. Luellwitz, Mr. and Mrs.
James E. Brockway, Miss Harriet
Hamilton of Albany, Mrs. Berdina
Cox, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Baker, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Randall, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Luckel, Miss Jean Luckel,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beebe, Miss
Evelyn Beebe, Miss Jane Beebe, W.
H. Zimmerman of Spokane, Mrs. C.
B. Kent, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lairg,
James Lairg, John Lairg JrJ., Helen
Lairg, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jewett,
William Jewett, Peter Jewett, W. J.
Stephens, and family, T. N. Kennedy
and family, Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Bresie,. Dale C. Over, Mr. and Mrs,
R. E. Over, Mrs. G. J. Frankel, Mrs.
Joe Ingram of Salisbury, Mo.; Dr.
H. L. Eouthwick of Boston, Mass.;
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Reed, A. R.
Fleming, J. H. Dundore and family,
Miss Genevieve Clancy, Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Roberts and son, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Conser.
DRUGGISTS TO CONVENE
State Association of Retailers Will
Gather at Roseburg.
Oregon retail druggists will "hold
their convention at Roseburg this
year'on July 11-13, according to an
announcement made yesterday by
the executive secretary of the Ore
gon Pharmaceutical association.
Portland and vicinity druggists
are planning to leave for Roseburg
by automobile early tomorrow morn
ing. They will make a stop at Al
bany, where they win be entertained
at the Albany hotel by the local
druggists.1 Another stop - will be
made at Cottage Grove, where .they
will be received by their president.
Claude Kem, and other druggists of
There is a possibility that Gov
ernor Olcott will attend one session
of the convention and will address
the members on the narcotic evil as
he has found it in. Oregon. Legis
latton affecting druggists and doc
tors will be discussed during the
A number of California druggists
who are visiting , Oregon will be
present at the Roseburg meetings.'
From advance information received
by the association secretary, the at
tendance is expected to be the larg
est in the history of the association
sterling or hi
plated ware. Pierced
or plain design.
For Summer Use
Summer always means luncheons,
, teas, lawn parties and other events
pf social interest. And how you
will delight in entertaining when
lovely silverware makes serving
dainty refreshments so easy.
; Especially interesting are
Sterling and high-grade
plated water pitchers .for
cooling beverages. In ster
ling or in the best Sheffield
plate, as low as $7.00
Sandwich or cake trays of
hammered, pierced or plain
design, some in basket effect
with handles. Sterling or
Sheffield plate, as low as $4.
' Portland's Only HALLMARK
131-133 Sixth St., Oregonian Bldg.
No. 8 Rue. Lafayette.
PRESBYTERIANS TO MEET
" 1 ; i
OREGON SYNOD , SESSION TO
BE HELD AT CORVAXLIS.
Moderator of General Assembly
. and Others Scheduled for Ad
dresses Coming Week,.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallls, July 8. (Special.)
The Presbyterian synod of Oregon
will hold its 32d annual session on
the - campus next week. The visit
ors will be cared for in the dormi
tories and will have the use of the
swimming pool, baseball field and
other facilities for , recreation.
"For. the first time the moderator
of the Presbyterian general assem
bly will address the Oregon synod.
Rev. C C. Hayes being scheduled to
appear before the visiting ministers.
A series of Bible lectures entitled
"Morning Hours With Jesus" will
be delivered by Rev. J. A Vance,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church at Detroit, Mich., who will
be here during the entire Bession.
Other speakers will (include Dr.
Edward T. Devine, editor of the Sur
vey; R. N. Wooley of the University
of Michigan; A. F. -McGar'rah of the
New Era movement; H. H. Smith,
expert on church publicity; Charles
H. McDonald, representing the men's
work committee; Fred J. Newton, a
missionary from India; W. A.
Squires, representnig religious edu
cation; varian Banks, treasurer of
the board of home missions, and Mrs.
Fletcher Linn, president of the
Woman's SynodicaV Missionary so
ciety. " -
Commerce Safe Deposit . Vaults.
91 Third St. Private boxes. Adv.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES.
Only installation In the Pacific
northwest of Yale & Towne Change
able locks. It's worth your while to
find out how this lock differs from
all others. All sizes now available.
PORTLAND TRUST COMPANY,
Sixth and Morrison. Adv.
.offers a nine months' training
course in the methods used In
the Portland Public Library.
The examinations will be held
on August IS, and the class
will begin work in October.
Applicants must be between
the ages of eighteen and
thirty-five and must have had
at least a high school educa
tion. Apply In person to librarian
Miss Catlin's Schoo
FOB BOARDING AND DAT PUPILS
Opem September 6.
Occupies Its Own Building on
. An Ideal Location Basketball and
Prepares girls tor eastern as well as
western colleges and schools, under a
faculty of experienced eastern teachers.
Number of pupils limited In each class.
Primarv. Intermediate and Hlch School
Departments Boys Accepted in Primary
College Preparatory and Special Courses.
Accredited to Colleges and Universities
music, Art, rnysicai j. raining
and Science. -
French Taught Throughout the School.
Boarding department special feature,
uaiaiogue neni upon nrqucsi to
Westover Terrace, Portland. Or.
Phone Auto. 512-72.
IN GETTING HEALTH
THE MOORE SANITARIUM
828 Hawthorne at 27th.
MILK DIET AND REST
3xll-500 $3.00, J4.00 per 1000; $6.00
tor zuuu. .Envelopes, 4.oo per loo;
$.B0 for 2000. C. O. D. or postage
prepaia n casn with order.
P. O, Box 825. TACO.MA, WASH
MAIL ORDER PRINTING CO.
447 Alder and 410 Washington
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In the past manufacturers have depended
on moist-insulation for protection. But mois
ture may evaporate, and water rusts steel
that is why the Safe-Cabinet is Dry Insulated.
In this safe you have protection that is abso
lutely permanent. k
Before you buy any safe let us show you the
SAFE-CABINET and tell you all about it.
"Everything for the Office"
Printing: Engraving Bookbinding
Seals and Rubber Stamps.
Fifth and Oak Sts.
Send for Prices and Meas
uring Blank. Postage
Tald bjr Us.
LAVE! - DAVIS DRUG CO.
173 Third Street, fu'rtlasd.
STUDENTS JTUDY RUST
Investigation of White Pine to Be
" Aided by University.
MOSCOW, Idaho, July . The sur
vey of the timber seotions of the
state to investigate the spread of
the white pine blister fust will be
carried on this summer through the
co-operative efforts of the Univer
sity of Idaho school of forestry awd
the federal government, .according
to S. B. Detiler, in charge of the
Parties of students and faculty
members from the school of forestry
left here last week and will survey
the entire state during the sum
mer, inspecting all white, pine, tim-
An Opportunity to Save
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A PIANO is usually
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lifetime.' It will remain in.)
your home henceforth a
monument to your judgment,
a witness to your taste.
Let your choice, if possible)
be a Steinway. There is no
other piano of qualities more
enduring of distinction so
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