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THE DALLES DAILY CHRONIC'-S, MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1921.
LIBRARIAN'S REPORT TRACES
RAPID GROWTH OF CULTUR.
The county librarian's report for
the year 1920, the tenth annual repoit,
reviews briefly the growth of tho li
brary from Its organization as a small
public library for the city of The
Dalles to Us present status of a li
brary of over 15,000 volume:!, operat
ing throughout Wasco county. Accord
ing to the state librarian's recent bi
ennial repoit, of the :itt lioraries in
the state having more than 1000 vol
umes, the 'Wasco county library ranK
ed In January, 1020, third in income,
fourth In size, and fifth In circulation.
Tho year 1920 has seen a marked
increase in the use of tho library
throughout all departments. More
books have been Issued from the
main library; a larger use of tho li
brary reading rooms has been made,
as well as a much larger use of the
library as a reference library. In con
trast to 700 applications for cards at
the central library in 1919, 1070 appli
cations were made in 1920. The most
active branch library has been the
Mosler branch, but all branches show
ed Increases in circulation except An
telope. County school teachers have
borrowed more collections for use in
their schools and a larger number of
book have been sent by parcel post
to individuals In the county. In gen
eral there has been growing from
year to year appreciation of the fact
ithat distance from the main library
is no barrier to the use of tho library
and that requests can be satisfactor
ily filled by mall. Toduy if the books
were followed In their trails throughout
tho county, they would lead not onlv
to homes dealing directly with the li
brary, but to Isolated ranch houses
10 stores, to postofflces, to at least
three fourths of all tho county school
houses, to lumbor camps, in all of
which would bo foiind collections of
5 to 50 books circulating among the
people of tho communities. These
groups are returned to the library
every three months, and now collec
tions sent out. From all the agencies
of distribution, control library, branch
libraries, deposit stations, tended -is
tho case may bo by Interested homo
keepers, ischool teachers, postmasters
and store keepers, tho library has cir
culated G4.5C0, a gain of 15,026 over
tho circulation for 1919. Of tho total
circulation 35,935 were adult books
and 28.G25 wore children's.
Tho Dalles 42,477
The Hallos public und parochial
school collection 4,11(5
. County branches:
Tygh Yalloy 1,912
County schools 2,912
Traveling libraries 2,472
Tho library has addod 1881 vol
umes this year, giving at total of 15,
584 volumes In Its collection.
In adltlon to stations in county
schools, tho library has maintained
stations at It! other points all of which
have been visited by tho librarian
onco, more Important ones twice, and
nearer points mora frequently. Mote
visits have been made this year tlrm
tho preceding year, but it Is pointed
out In tho report that more frequent
visits should bo made as the work can
bo directed more intelligently by
knowledge of conditions, and higher
I Use of State Library.
I The county library has received in
valuable service' from tho state li
brary having borrowed 330 volumes
during the year to supplement Its
1 own resources. No other library in
tho state has made as much use of the
state library, except the public library
1 at iSalem, which would naturally call
1 upon the slate library very frequently
on account of its Ideation.
j Publicity Work.
j Tho privileges and advantages ot
the library have been made known in
various ways; by an exhibit of books
and posters at the county fair; by
story hours; by observance of Child-
j rcn's Hook week; by down town win
dow exhibits; by newspaper notes and
lists; by tnlks to school children and
"teachers. The librarian points out that
all such efforts have had good returns,
and that the library has received gen-
j erous cooperation from local business
houses, newspaper and schools and
I emphasized the need for regular and
continuous advertising. More printed
material In tho way of book lists,
posters and general advertising cou'd
be used to great advantage.
Through November and December
illustrated travel talks have been giv
en In the library lecture room by The
Rev. John L. Bogue with a good at
tendance and Interest shown. On 'Sun
day afternoons from October through
December an hour's concert has been
given on a Brunswick machine, fur
nished by Corson, the Music Man.
This hour of music and the open fire
which has been another feature of
the Sunday afternoons, have helped
to lend a home atmosphere and have
added to the pleusure of the Sunday
State Library Meetings
Tho library has been represented at
the two state library meetings this
year. In April Miss Flora Carr, libra
rian, attended the Pendleton Eastern
Oiegon library meeting, and in Sep
tember, Mrs. W. A. Johnston, trustee,
Miss Kelly, assistant librarian, and
Miss Carr attended the Pacific North,
west Library association meeting In
Board and Staff Changes.
In accordance with the new library
law of 1919, the board of trustees was
changed In vlanuaiy, 1920, from nine
to five members, with 'the Allowing
appointments: Mrs. A. 13. Crosby, one
year; Robert Bradshaw, two years;
Floyd Sims, three .years; Mrs. V. A.
Johnston and Tho Rev. W. I. Bck,
four years. Upon the resignation of
The Rev. Eck, W. F. Doak was ap
pointed. Upon the resignation of Miss Cor
Ino Metz, librarian, after a year's
leave of absence, Miss Flora F. Can
was made librarian in October. Miss
Metz camo Into the library soon af
ter the library became a county li
brary and the growth of the library
has been duo In many ways to her
good plans of organization. In Octo
ber Miss Margaret Winning left, af
ter giving three and a half years of
efficient service us first assistant,
going to tho Lincoln Memorial library
at Sprlngflold, Illinois. The library
experienced great difficulty In obtain
ing someone to take her place on ac
count of tho scarcity of library work
ers. In December, Miss Mabel Hogo, ot
Long Beach public library, was se
cured to begin work January 15, 1921
Tho library building demands 1m
mediate attention in repairs to roof
and rodoeoratlon of walls and coll
ing. A now system of lights has lonn
been needed. (Since roport wan made
this need has been satisfactorily
met.) More shelf room will soon be
needed as tho present facilities are
last becoming inadequate. A larger
seating capacity in reading rooms is
needed. Tho library desk Is too small
and inconvenient. More up-to-dato
books on many practical subjects aro
needed. Trustees as well as librarians
need a growing and more intlmato"
knowledge of nil county library work,
as such knowledge would bring stim
ulus and Interest. With tho constant
ly increasing uso ot tho library, ono
more assistant Is needed. Because
of Increased cost ol all supplies,
books mid servtce, mote money Is
needed ' to cover general cost of ad.
ministration. The attitude of tho pub
lic towards the library la such that
given more funds and more time for
tho librarians to encourage and re
spond to tho present spirit, the 11
brary can greatly Increase I s use
luluess as an Informational and cul
tural factor In tho lives of tho peopl
of Wurco county.
lit order to ntuko space for my
summer slock I will sell at 10 po"
tent discount tho row remaining
plain tailored and trimmed hats, Mrs.
Weaver, 302 Union street, opposite
poatofflco. Telephone black 3171. M30
PLENTY OF FARM
HANDS THIS YEAR
MEN AREN'T FUSSY ABOUT HIGH
PAY AND ACCOMMO
DATIONS. By James L. Kilgallen
(United .S'ews Staff Correspondent)
CHICAGO, April 25 The American
farmer needn't worry over tho hired
man problem this harvest season.
The "hired men" are here, waiting,
hat In hand submissive. The shoe is
on the other foot this year. They
don't want $6 a day and "extras,"
such as shelter, laundry and two
pieces ot' pie for dessert. All they
ask is anywhere from ?30 to ?45 a
month and a place to sleep. And
they're not saying a word about the
eight hour day.
It's an encouraging sign, say ex
perts, that business has turned its
eyes toward the farming regions.
The managers in the employment
offices over in West Madison street
say "it's about time the men came
to their senses."
"You couldn't stand them a year
ago," they say.
Sunday afternoon "the street" was
lined for blocks with potential hired
men, all waiting for the call from
the country. In four or five weeks
when work begins in the harvest
fields, the throng will be greatly
diminished, It is expected. But right
now, these "hired men" are. sunning
themselves on the curbstones, and
hoping for a job.
One manager in the street illus
trated the situation this way:
"See that mob eyeing me through
that window? About 150 men, aren't
there? I'll tell you what. This morn
ing I let it be known I had one farm
job open that I was going to ship
the man out tonight. I'm really
going to ship out 50.
"But look at tho mob. You come
back here tonight and If there isn't
1,000 after that one job IMl buy you
Boy Scouts Tuesday night, Baptist
There's A Difference
If you've been a "ready made" man
In the past, be a "made to order man'
in the future. First, class hand tailor
ed suits to measure, 135.00 and up. W
R. Webber, one block east of po
office. ' 6tf
Knights of Pythias
Regular meeting Monday
night, April 25. Work ' in
knight rank. Visiting mem
bers Invited. By order Qf
C. H. BAGOOTT, C. C. 25
Wasco lodge' No. 15, A. K
& A. M., this, Monday,
evening, April 25. 7:30 p.
m. Work in E. A. degree. Visiting
brethren welcome. By order of W. M.
RAY HARPER, Secretary. 25
Regular meeting of Inland Encamp
ment No. 5t, I. O. O. F. this evening
"I Feel as Ids' I Could hi
Dra; Thru the Day's Verk"
is the complaint of many a woman
a the household, oflke or factory.
of her sex
su.h a woman
is quickly re
health by the
scription of Dr. Pierce. Chnngred,
too, in looks, for after taking Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription thS
skin bocomes clear, the eyes
brighter, tho cheeks plump. It is
purely vegetable and eontaius no
Druggists sell it in tablets or
liquid, or send Doctor Pierce, at
Invalids Hotel in Buffalo, N. Y.,
10 cents for trial package.
Redding, Calif." Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription is perfectly
wonderful. I owe everything to
this medicine. When I was passing
thru middle age I suffered every
thing. Finally, I decided to take
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
It stopped the headaches, the pains
and the hemorrhages. I never had
any more trouble. It really is
K ft." Mrs. R. a Halts, )
at 7:30. Work in royal purple degree.
A full attendance Is requested. Vis
iting patriarchs welcome.
C. T. WOODARD, Chief Patriarch, 25
Attention L. O. O. M.
All, Moose and their famil
ies are earnestly requested
to be present Tuesday, April
26, at 8 p. m. Important re
ports of building committee. All vis
iting brothers welcome.
BY COMMITTEE. 2C
Funeral of Clifford, son i-f Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Watson, will be
conducted from the Burget-Mogan
parlors at 10 o'clock, Tuesday morn
Regular meeting nt 8 p. m., fol
lowed by a social dance at 9. p. m.,
Wednesday, April 27, at K. of P.
hall for Artisans and invited friends.
UGLY, ITCHING SKIN
The First Application Makes Skin
Cool and Comfortable.
If you are suffering from eczema
or some other torturing, embarras
sing skin trouble you may quickly
be rid of it by using Mentho-Sulphur,
declares a noted skin specialist.
This sulphur preparation, because
of Its germ destroying properties,
seldom fails to quickly subdue itch
ing, even of fiery eczema. The first
application makes the skin cool and
comfortable. !Rash and blotches are
healed rlEht un. Mflntlin.Rninhnr io
applied like any pleasant cold cream
ana is periectiy harmless. You can
obtain a small jar from any good
The Bes Known Grocery
We havefl largest list of satisfied friends in
the grocery trade in eastern Oregon. It's easy to
seewhy. Look at these prices; not "bargains" or
Just Every Day Prices
SUGAR IS GOING DOWN!
BEST CANE, SUGAR tfA AA
Now 100 LBS W.VV
National Biscuit Co. Crackers, 7 lb. boxes, lb. 16c
Crisco Shortening, V lbs. 35c; 3 lbs. 65c; 6 lbs.
$1.25; 9 lbs. $1.90.
Sinclair's Pure Lard, 5 lbs. $1.05; 10 lbs. $2.00f
Fresh Creamery Butter, lb. 43c.
Newhall Tomatoes, extra standard pack, cans 10c;
Bulk Tapioca and Sago, 3 lbs. 25c.
Blue Rose head Rice, lb. 7c.
TT , .1 -. -1 L " n rr. ac nn "I
sunny luivsuy vjuru, & cans zoc; case jz.u.
White River and Diamond brands, sack $2.15
: PARLOR GROCERY
WHERE GROCERY PRICES ARE LOWEST
J. C. Penney Company A Nation-Wide Institution
Cart be purchased here at remarkable savings. Our stocks
are complete with fresh new merchandise and priced much low
er than you will find elsewhere. It's to your advantage to shop
at this store.
HEAVY CREPE DE CHINES
$1.79 Per Yard
You'll find these are excellent quality, 40 inches wide, pure
silk. Colors are White Flesh, Honey Dew, Maize, Navy, Brown.
SILK MESSALINES AND TAFFETAS
$1.98 Per Yard
t You'll find these qualities much superior to the usual grades,
36 inches wide, Black and colors.
PURE LINEN SUITINGS
73c Per Yard
36 inches wide. Is- an ideal fabric for Summer Wash Suits
$1.39 Per Yard
This is a new fabric this season for Sport Skirts. Comes
in high colored stripes, 34 inches wide.
27c per Yard
A new shipment of this excellent tul Crepe just received.
Plain colors of Pink, Blue, Maize and Green, 30 inches wide.
35c Per Yard
Ideal clopi for serviceable children's wear, 32 inches wide
in neat checks and stripes.
J. C. Penney Company A Nation - Wide Institution