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MONDAY. JANUARY 18. "1922.
THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL
; It Isn't the dance itself or what hap
peas la the danre hall, It'a what hap
pane after the dance that transforms
gtrte Into flappers and briars about
This Is tha verdict of trained social
workers wboae duties keep them in
4 ally contact with tha wayward and de
linquent girls of tha city. Girls left to
their own devices are attracted by the
Various "after-the-dance-thrilla" They
gt oa Joy rldea to parties In north end
reatauraata and do Indiscreet things that
frequently load to tragedy.
The habit of taklnr off one's corset
and checking It with one's wrapa before
, votnr en tha dance floor waa comment
M on several social workers. This
. fashion has obtained In tha Cast for
some time. It Is said, and Portland Blrls
When questioned regarding tha matter.
declared that unless they took off their
roraeta the boys would not dance with
Oa ana potatt professional social work
ers among girls and Parent-Teacher
praatdaets agree and that la that tha
first responsibility In looking after the
morals of tha young Has with tha par
anta "Poor little fools," said ona woman
with fin bat kindly scorn.
police caiErm tiew
not be an bad If tha girls always went
home with yeuth with whom they were
Welt acquainted, lie pointed out that
he had often stood on a street corner,
aea a girl alight from a streetcar alone,
go In the direction of a dance hall and
$ short time afterwards return with
some Indiscriminate youth.
' Heads of the several Parent-Teacher
aaaoclatlona are of the opinion that when
they sea that the dance Itself Is prop
erly conducted they have done their
daty. Home confessed that boys and
girls go home together In many in-
stances, although most declare that most
' Of tha young people are accompanied
ay ineir parents or adult companions.
"While I do not dance myself and
I do not know that any good comes
tiwm dancing, I stand behind my or
ganisation In Its efforts to encourage
eommunlty dancing." said Mrs. J. F.
. IriU, president of tha Oregon Parent
Teacher association. "The object of
(ha Parent-Teacher aaaoclatlona in riv
ing dances Is to provide wholesome
amusement for the Boys and girls of
their community and I think they are
doing their beet to keep them clean."
' iEAKS DA5CI50 EARLY
Mrs. Lola O. Baldwin, head of the
- Woman's Protective division of the po
. Ura bureau, said:
"Olrla are learning to dance earlier
than ever before and. speaking as an
assert on atria danrinr In fh irlinnl.
tnds to break down the morale of
, some homea When dances are held In
tha school buildings parents find it dif
ficult to keep their children at home.
do not think dances should be per
mitted In the public schoola"
Mrs. R. W. Shepard. president of the
Xlnsworth Parent-Teacher association,
salds "Dancing Is all right If the young
people are properly chaperoned, but I
should certainly oppose any plan that
414 not provide that young people in
variably be accompanied by their par
ants. I hsve tha names of tha parents
of several hundred of tha young people
attending Lincoln hlgn school and thers
, la a plan on foot to enlist them In a
project for dances, tha Da rents to ac
company tneir young people. There
should be a reasonable time limit, too,
for tha dances."
Mrs. B. C. Glover, president of Cres-
wrt Parent-Teacher association: "It
mignt be better If our young people did
not dance at all. but they are determ
ined to dance, so the next boat thin
seams to me to be tha community dance
trviTij cnaperonea, and we reel that
tha Creston dances are properly chap
, eroned. Our attendance is from 60 to
?S and the mimha. nf ,ifa
w Hut., l 11 1
la from IS to 25. The ounr hnvB nil
glrla are almost Invariably accompanied
by their parents." x
Major Sophie Harris, superintendent
of tha White 8hleld Home for Wayward
and Delinquent Olrls. said: "Through
my long experience with unfortunate
girls, 1 have learned from tha llpa of
hundreds that their downfall is directly
tracable to Um dance and to tha things
that seam so naturally to follow . tha
dance when young people are allowed to
leave the dance hall together. Ia fact,
that Is where the danger Ilea. ' 1 dont
know as there is any particular evil In
keeping time with one's feet to music,
but dancing In tha abstract- Is unknown
and girls are learning to dance so much
younger today than ever before. I
might also add that there is more im
morality today than ever before.
"The whole world seems amusement
mad. People, both young and old. are
not satisfied unless they . are going ' to
a dance or to a movie and on Sunday
too, and surely auch a life is detrimental
to the physical aa well as the moral be
ing." PARE5TAL DJJTT SHOWS
Mrs. N. J. Coleman, president Clinton
Kelly Parent-Teacher association: "Un
less our achoolhouae dances can be
properly chaperoned they should not be
held, but all things being equaL I think
the general atmosphere of the commu
nity dance is better than that of the
downtown public dance balls. Our young
people will dance, so It Is the- duty of
the parents to attend and see that every
thing ia as it should be."
Mrs. George O. Root, president Frank
lin High Pa rent-Teacher association: "I
am of the opinion that harm can come
from anything, but in a well conducted
dance there is no harm. - The trouble is
too many parents are willing to go to
sleep-at home and let their young peo
ple seek their own amusements unchap
eroned. At Franklin, however, I think'
our . dances are somewhat exceptional
Most of our young people are accom
panied by adults, although there are al
ways a few. who are pot- I have never
heard of any unfortunate occurrences
arising from this condition. We close
our dances promptly at 10 :45."
SCHOOLS BEST PLACE
Mrs. O. J. Frankel. formerly of the
women's protective division of the po
lice bureau : 'The modern boy and girl
will dance and there is no better place
for this amusement than in the neigh
borhood schoolbouse. Such dances
should, however, be properly chaper
oned and that means that there should
be at least one chaperon for each 12
young people. The responsibility for
this chaperonage lies absolutely with
the parents. Social workers who know
anything about. public dances know that
tha danger lies not la what hamiena at
tha dance. The real damage ia dona ta
the Joy rides and other dissipations that
follow -the dance." '-..-.'.- -
Mrs. A D. Lamont. president Gleneoe
Parent-Teacher association: "We have
had community dances for three years
and they have been highly successful.
We have an attendance of from 150 to
200 and we nave from 15 to 25 adults
present. Most of the young people are
accompanied to and from the dances by
their parents." ;
Mrs. W. A. Runyon. president Rich
mond Parent-Teacher association: "Our
principal does not approve of the school
dances, so we have never had them, as
I felt that their proper supervision waa
a bigger task than $ eared to under
take. Such dances are. In the final
analysis, public gatherings and the re
sponsibility Is very great. We have to
make our money some other way. We
don't make It quite as fast aa the associ
ations who give dances regularly, but we
manage to get along."
Dog Finds Station;
Police Find Owner;
Journal Ad Did It
Whether a young bull pup which was
found rummaging in the basement of
the police station Sunday morning knew
that the . police - station is the proper
clearing house for lost dogs is a ques
tion, but at any rate he waa there for
all that he could find-
Police soon ascertained, that the dog
had no legitimate connections around
.he police station, so what to do with
ue pup was a problem which set the
police to thinking.
Finally one blu-coated patrolman
scratched his head. "Wait," he said,
picking up a copy of the Sunday Journal.
There in the want ads he found that
a bull pup had been lost by f. Myers,!
170tt Fifth street "That's Mm." de
clared the copper after he compared
the dog and the description,
Myers was glad enough yb get the
dog back, but the capers It went through
when its master appeared le'ft no doubt
regarding its feelings.
"It's too bad that he Is too young
to read the classified ads," observed the
copper as he watched the pup wag its
tail. "He'd a gone back by- himself if
There ia "a crtm wa in ti..,
but It ia not aa extenaim th. in
stant talk about it would Indicate, if one
jukw oy . tne number of inmates
of the Multnomah county Jail in 1921 as
Compared With nrevintiM nan a-v,- . .
nual report of Sheriff T. M. Hurlburt,
gives comparative figures.
The reoort show that i. .v. i..
W prisoners were lodged in the county
Jail. This is CIS more than in 1920. when
uwre were Z7Z. Such ia the extent of
the "crime wave."
The population figures for the jail for
the last years are tUmlnaUng. For
1915. 2635; 1916. 1363; 1917. 2173: 1918.
2644 : 1919, 2756 ; 1920, 2729 ; 1921, 3342.
Those who claim to be experts say the
large number of prisoners in 1915 waa
due to the presence of the saloons, with
their evil influence on the underworld.
In 1916, with the first prohibition law in
effect the number of prisoners fell off
remarkably. Then, in 1917, when the
United States entered the war and
moonshine became one of Oregon's
products, crime increased once more. The
steady increase since then is attributed
to three primary causes : Moonshine, the
breaking down of moral fiber during
the war and the nnmrtv that hsa fal
lowed plenty with the shutting down of
war industries and the release of mil
lions of service men.
Which is greater Fame
Which brings the deeper
Mrs, Rinehart tells the
touching story of a woman
who tried both in
"The Great Success
A wonderful romance, com
plete in the February McCaU's
Magazine, by the most beloved
writer in America
'Tha experts say that. Judging . froca
tha report, temperance ta far better. than
"bone dry" prohibition or extreme wet
neaa. The number of insaness, large in
1915, then making a startling decrease
in 1916, when the householder could or
der nia whisker or beer by tha snonth.
and then increasing gradually, la proof
to them that extremes are dangerous.
Tha Jail populations aa given abova
include federal, city and county pris
oners lodged in the county Jail. The
federal government uses the county Jail
tor all its prisoners and tha- city uses
it where prisoners appeal their cases
from the municipal court or where the
charges against them are too serious to
be tried in the municipal court.
WHAT THET DID
For Instance, those in the Jail in 1921
consisted of: Arrested by the sheriff.
1003; by police, 1482; by constable. 190.
and by probation officials. 115. ' About
the same ratio holds for previous years.
The following, as tabulated for 1931,
gives an idea of what men get in Jail
Adultery. 1 1 arson, 3 ; assault and bat
tery, 51: burglary. 32; contributing to
the delinquency of minora, 51 ; drug law
violations, 145 ; drunk and disorderly, 94 ;
attempted felony, 13 ; forgery. SI ; game
law violations, 12; held tor officers out
side of Multnomah county, 118 ; insane,
500 ; investigation, 7 ; Juveniles. 328 ; lar
ceny, 301 ; larceny by bailee, 402 ; larceny
by embezzlement, 10; lewd cohabitation,
11 ; miscellaneous cases, 227 ; attempted
murder, 38 ; nonsupport 53 ; obtaining
money under false pretenses, 32 ; perjnry,
3 ; polygamy, 3 ; attempted robbery, 52 ;
rape. 35 ; speeding, 9 ; sodomy, 7 ; threat
ening to kill, 5 ; vagrancy, 284 ; violation
of prohibition laws, 221; held as wit
These are the cases of men actually
placed in the Jail. The number would
be much larger if an those arrested but
fined immediately or given their free
dom on bail were included. The federal
prisoners are not listed above.
OMEN AID PLANS
Through a proclamation issued by
Governor Oloott tha week of January
23 to 28 baa been designated aa Oregon
Industries week and- will be observed la
Portland through the arrangement of
special exhibits and functions in tha
Sponsoring this week in Portland will
be the Portland Federation of Women's
clubs and cooperating with tha federa
tion will be the Chamber of Commerce,
State Chamber of Commerce, Oregon
tourist bureau, state exhibit department.
Ad club. Associated Industries of Ore
gon and numerous civic organ Ixationa.
ra Alexander H. Thompson, pre si
dent, and Mrs. II. c Hodrklns. chair
man of the committee on the annual
Oregon producU dinner of the federa
tion. are arranging to have all of tha
activities of the week revolve about the
annual home products dinner which will
be held In the Chamber of Commerce on
the evening of January 24.
All the women affiliated with tha 82
women's club organizations of the city
are cooperating In the plans for the
Home Industries week.
One of the specials features of the ex
hibit, which will .be arranged in the
Green room of the Chamber of Com
merce, will be the furnishinr of five
typical bungalow rooms with articles
lufacturad la this state- . Ka adves-
tMn; la to be ' dlsnlarad at taia ex-
Mbit. K. H. Balnea, chairman of Uva
reneral committee of the Associated
Induatrtea. and R. B. Bala Jr.. chalr
saaaf tha exhibits eotamlttaa, are co
operating with, tha teoaraUoa ta ar
ranging tha axMbita. .
On tfc amliw iIm . IW
show, receDhUoa will h kia in th
Stat exhibit mm far RnvM-nnr rtlnnlt
and other state official, who wi coma
r view tha exhibits. Mrs. Wmaie
oraoea. state exhibit mm mill t hmt.
t the reception. -
TO SELECT HOSTESSES
T naf . will - -
tertatnmeata t fniit -
6s. Monday evealna a ansrlal nod.
villa ahow will be given through the
cooperation of the Eaiisoa-WbJte Loroe-
o-ureau and an infernal dance win
be aponsored by the Committee of 100.
The program Tuesday. January 24. will
m charK lb federation
ana Wednesday the program will be
arranged bv tha Portland a a -.ik
, - - UICI
civic organisations will provide the pro-
i tor otner aaya of the weak.
iunng inauetrtea meek aa army of
three-tntnuta amakM-a m4ti -t-i.
org an ixationa, theatres and high schools
mtvuam in i eras i in ue special exhibit.
BREAKS WINDOWS FOR P1KTIVI
After he had broken two plate glass
windows at 328 Couch street, and at
tempted to aet fire to adjoining prop
erty, according to police, Frank Cole.
38 years old. waa arrested Sunday
morning on a charge of disorderly
conduct. He will be examined for his
sanity by court officials.
JCTELILE BCEOLAKS COKFESS
Independence and John Taylor, axe 18
and 14. respectively, were arrested In
Mt. Scott by officers of the auto theft
department Sunday and held for Juvenile
authorities mm fii.iHvM fmn, ,. , -
training home at Salem. The boys eon-
leasee to a Hi burglary at The Ds Ilea
QoYernment Urged .
To Open Tule Lake
Lands to Veterans
Klamath Falla, Jaa. 11 Aa tha re
sult of a conference betwaea the board
of directors cf the Klamath Covaty
Chamber of Commerce and the local
P o the Aanerteaa Lgtoa. a tele
gram, auraed Jointly, baa beea seat ta
Secretary Fall of the department at tha
inttrk-r. wrgtng that Tale lake lst--be
tbrown opra to soldier bomeatead
entry and not leased ia accordance with
the recent announcement of the Catted
States reclamation offtce here.
Both the legion and chamber malatala
that a portion of the 11.OO0 screa tat.
volved contain sufficient moisture to
produce Urge crops and point out thaw,
tha state bonds, soon to be available
could be used by entrymen la davetoo
Inc the ianda Development of the tanas
would be of Immeasurable benent to the
Klamath district, it waa etau4 ta the
Toe reclamation service proposes ta
lea thr land ta tries ef from 87 to
Tf am The leases would rrptra
October 30. 1922. when. It was an
nounced, reclamation work probably
would be sufficiently advanoea to per
mt homestead application. The lands
Involved are coosklered the moat ferula'
In this aect-oa.
SEEK CXIOK OF D1STBICTS
Kernvllle. Or, Jaa. It. A movement
Is being launched to consolidate tha
school districts or Taft, Kernvllle. Devil -Lake.
Schooner Creek. Drift Creek and .
Reed Creek, and to construct a con- 1
solidated grade and high school build-
Ing near Kernvllle. The raovamectt
cornea aa a counwr-propoael to tha proj
ect of a union high school at Taft.
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