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- 2 L: TIIE QREqoN STATESMAN, SALEM, OTIEQOM SUNtfAY MORNING. DECEMBER 2G. 1920
SOCIETY NEWS OF THE WEEK
BY MOLLY BRUNK
SCROOGE went into the home of Bob Cracbitt. discovered Tiny
Tim and learned the real meaning of Christmas.
Folk heard the appeal of a dozen Tiny Tims in the Capital
City Christmas, turned a listening ear, and they, too, beheld the
vision of the Christ Child, that Is for those only, who have learned the
lesson that it Is more blessed to give than to receive.
Christmas, 1920, in Salem was one of the happiest holidays in the
city's history, despite the fact that there weie many destitute homes
for those who had. shared, generously with those who had not, and
in most Instances gave so bounteously that not only Christmas but a
good round number of days besides will be filled with gladness.
Homecomings and family reunions; marked the week in a social
way, friends and relatives beginning to arrive early in the six days.
The one big, formal affair was the dancing party which Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. White gape for their daughter. Miss Margaret White, on Christ
mas eve, and which called, together the college young folk home for
the holiday interim. , :
Next week each day will be full to overflowing, with activities be
" ginning on Monday, when the younger dancing pupils of Mrs. White
will participate in a costume party in Moose hall and the Salem
O. A. C. club entertains with a dance at Dreamland auditorium. Tues- I
; day night is cet aride for: the big Aloha club dance at Dreamland
auditotlum; Wednesday night members of the Wednesday nlsht
class of Mrs. White will make merry at their annual holiday party
in Moose ball, and the week will come to a brilliant culmination with
tbe dancing party which Miss Ruth Barnes is to give in the same
place on New .Years eve, and which will include about one hundred
and seventy-five younger maids and men in the invitational list. -
Saturday night the older set will participate in the postponed
Shrine ball in Moose hall. i '
AT least one Salem resident celebrated Christmas In a w
different from the other several thousand inhabitants, for
Mrs. W. F. FaKo. writer of short stories, has come signal he
Fargo,; writer of short stories, has come signal hon
ors this Tuletlde. Through tbe medium of one or the country a
literary agencies she was apprised of the fact this week that one of
her stories would appear in the new Year Book, by O'Brien. This
means that she is considered one of the best present-day writers, for
only thoee whose work is so considered are accorded this honor.
The letter was received through the direction of the American
Magaaine, and so Mis. Fargo, who writes under the name of Ruth
Fargo, is quite sure that the story to be chosen is the one appearing
in the April number of the American, this year, under the title of
Nobody Else's Home 9eems Just Right."
It was a charming tale about two. old folk who grew tired of "just
Tisitln' " their children, an extract of which follows:
"Thepeeth of these lovering elderly people was plainly prosaic,
but their eyes were overly happy. and, their hearts danced in a peacful
paradise. No longer would Comie's mother be harassed by an end
less array of unmanageable tasks; no longer would Jim's father be
Just an old man, shelved, living with his son. "Won't it be fun
remembering -together?" dreamed the woman. . .- . "Won't it be
fun working together?" joked the man.
"Hand in hand, like; two children, they made their way toward the
needy old pastuie gate. j
"Presently, wiping the oil can free from its oozing ablutions with
a piece of o!apron, Cornie's mother glanced at her companion,
bending low over the luckless latch. " There's something I'd like to
tell you, Jlmmie, she said. 'It's about Jim, Juniofs, mother- about
Melissa. It happened a long time ago. Ten years mebbe. I'd well
nigh forgotten it till now. Melissa n me was out t'a quilting, one
o' th' last they had in the neighborhood, I guess; and some th'
younger wimmen got t talkin' about second wives. Rhoda Shultz
said, I 'member, that she'd rise up out o' her grave if her Homer
married again, she being gone. And mos' th' other wimmen
somethin' similar. AH 'cept Melissa. I c'n see her now, jes
she looked as she took off her thimble and rubbed her f iniser. isort
o absent, thinking. Then she turned to Rhoda and said: , "F-used
C think that way too, when I was jour age, my dear. But I've
changed my mind. That's what the years do they change one's mind
as well as one's body. Mebbe it's a good thing. I dunno but I guess
it Is. Because my Jim's marryin' again isn't what ud make me turn
In my grave; it 'ud be know in as he was lonely, an nobody to do
for hlml lit would be knowin as he was growing old alone; it 'ud
be knowin,' be was growing soul-shabby for need of a good woman
to put hlnv-first in her heart! . I want there always to be someone
to put my Jim first. I couldn't be happy in heaven with Jim unhappy
on earth.'' . . . Then Melissa put on her thimble an' went on quiltin.
as calm an' peaceful as a summer day. But nobody said much more
'boat second wives. v-' i- ' r -.-...''
"The eyes of Cornie's mother were misty with remembered
thought. She looked shyly across at the man.
"I wanted you to know, Jimmie, that Melissa'd be pleased.' .
(But, alas and alas, so the story runs, there were the grown-up chil
drne. the happily married children, to be considered and happily
married children are prone to le displeased! . . . But the last
paragraph, which follows, gives us a hint that all is well that ends
" "The old pasture gate creaked in sudden assent. Perhaps, after
all. It -.was but the gate to paradise, in masquerade; for there was no
doubting that Jim's father and Cornie's mother were pleased.'
THE INTERESTING CHILDREN OF OREGON'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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THE three sturdy, sons of Governor and Mrs. Ben W. Olcott, Chester with book at
left, Gordon standing, and Richard at the right, the two latter being twins. They
are interested in everything that appeals to normal children of their ages, and it
would be difficult to find anywhere, a trio of more attractive, wholesome and lovable
children than they. Christmas was made particularly delightful for them this year,
because Governor Olcott, who has been on an extended official trip In the East was en
abled to reach home in time to join them on Christmas eve,,,
ISTINGUISIIED as : one of thehy interesting because of the fact
prettiest ana most delight-; that so large a number of out-of-
iui auairs given: in a lone; town colleee voun? fniv pk in
time for the younger set, the danc- attendance.
ing party wnicb Mr. and Mrs. R. J The decorations throughout
U White sponsored Christmas eve,! Moose Hall were in holiday colors,
for their daughter , Miss Margaret An immense Chr.Btmas tree that
wnue made a f.ttlng culmination reached almost to the ceiling
stood on tbe platform at the east
end of the floor, and dozens of
small trees were employed to but
lor tbe year of 1920, socially. It
was an affair charming from every
point of view, and was particular-
line the big room. Garlands of
fragrant evergreen were festooned
from side to side, forming a
canopy overhead. htars and
realistic frost glittered and scin
tillated from these and from the
larger light globes, which were
cleverly subdued w-ith branches of
fir. Red shades over the smaller
lights was most effective, and wiih
the myriad-colored bulbs on th3
brightly lighted Christmas tree
vividly emphasized the Christmas
color note. "
Forming a receiving line were:
Mr. and Mrs. R. L.. White. Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Prunk, Mr. and j aml
F. G. Delano, Miss Margaret
Our business has been most satisfactory in fact larger
tian any previous year.
Now we have started taking Inventory, which will be
done in a clear and thorough manner.
Every article and item in the store will be handled and
listed, and all broken lines, odd lengths or short lots will be
thrown out on Bargain Tables at a price that will clear them
out. Just what these will be, we ourselves do not know, un
til we go over the stock, but as fast as found they will be
listed,: priced and sold.
This will be an opportunity for the economical buver.
and one will do well to "shop" every day and pick up these
White and Knut DIgernesa of Sil
verton. Others who assisted were a
group of children who distributed
the unique Christmas programmer,
while tne grand march was form
ing. They were Janet Plimpton,
Nancy Thielsen, Jeannelte Rykes,
Cynthia Delano. Sherman Plimp
ton and Henry Thielsen.
Splendid music was furnished
by Hunt's orchestra, with Mrs.
Horace Sykes at the piano. And
adding to the festive spirit of the
occasion, a number or charming
beautiful features were in
troduced including a solo dance
by Miss Margaret White, who pre-
sented the ballet number "The
Elysian Fields;" f the graceful
"Rose" ballet number presented
by a group of tn youns girls.
Jeanette Sykes. Janet Plimpton,
j Nancy Thielsen, Faye Wassom,
I Pauline -Marnarch. Cynthia De
llano. Gweneth Edwards. Mildred
Edwards, Maxine Glovr. and
I.eona Gw; "La Artist." a cleverly-executed
so;o dance by Jean
nette Sykes, and the "Moonbeam,"
dance by Nancy. Thielsen.
A;id then when merriment had
reached its height. Santa Clau.
himself, came bursting in. his ap
ro.ich heralded by the noisy mutic
of myrid bells. He grfeted the
holiday crowd from the balcony.
anc' in his hurried, annual Christ
I mas messace. explained that gifts
would be distributed to everyone,
I in atoniner for recent dance ordi
. ranees made by city councilman,
i Adding further color and charm
, to the affair was the array of ex-
riuisits gown5, that ran the gamut
. of hue and shade, and adhered to
1 the latest dictates of the modiste.
: Among those particularly notice-
able were the following, worn by :
j those In the, receiving line:
i Mrs. White: Peacock blue
i moonplow satin, relieved with old
j rose velvet and French flower.
Mrs Prunk: Pale blue taffeta,
i with bodice and overskirt of silver
i Mrs. Delano: Light blue chif
j fon over blue satin, and relieved
j with touches of silver.
Mrs. White: Metal net over
j silver metal cloth, with bodice and
; skirt hem of s'lver lace. French
' flowers formed a band over one
i shoulder, the same colors appear
! in? in motif3 upon the overskirt.
i The invitat onal list follows:
; Mr. and Mrs. If. J. Kberley,
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Carson. Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Hendricks, Mr. and
j Chalmer Lee Geome. Mr. and Mrs.
j Arthuf Vincent, Misses Annabele
I Golden. Edna Sattcrly. Gretchen
Brown. Edna Ackerman. Mildred
j Gill. Mars Bayne. Ina Procter.
I Clara Breitenstein. Amelia Bab
'cock, Helen Rose, Grace Humph
- erys, Helen Lovel, Lneile Jones.
Veva Golden. Emma Snook. Marie
j Breitenstein. Marie Marshall.
1 Luella Patton. 11a Spauldinr.
! Vivian Hargrove. Mary Jane Al
j bert. Bern'ce Craig. Marie Erigg.
j Maud McCoy. Ruth Scbultz.
'Marian Swartz. Lucille DeWitt.
tlsabelle George, Margaret Gri f-
1 1 un. .Margaret uooam, E!s:ej
JJruder, Grace Holt, Dorothy Pat
terson, Claudine McMonie. Con
stance Cartwrignt. Ruth Barnes.
Letha Wilson. Marjorie Mellingtr,
Marie Churchill, Edna Magers,
Tor a Mortenson. Mona Schaum.
Mildred Strinsham. Edna Howd.
Mable Ackerman, Valar.'a Briggs.
Nellie Rowland. Jeanette Mere
dith. V da Howd, I'sona Hald.
Hallie I ling. DWrr.a Powell. Irene
Curtis. Martha Powell. Helen
King. Dorotuy Buckner, Miss
Eulalie Lindsey. Maxine Buren.
Helen West of Portland. Ore.,
Olga Gray, Annette Colqutte,
Margaret Hann, Ruth Mace. Edna
Aufrance, Frances Ward; Messrs.
j Knut Digerness. Harold Millaid.
Clifford Townsend. Armin Berger,
Earl McDonoueh. Hurh Lathnm.
Mark Latham. Aniory Gill. Arthur!
Ross. Johnnie Gr.ffith. Herbert I
Darby. Arthur Rosenbraugh, Bob
Newton. Frank Chapman. Ken
neth Tower. Wallace Carson. Evan
Jones, Paul Staley, Wynham
Buren, Reed Rowland. Frank
Deckabarh. Richard Slater. Elvln
f .ant is, Breyman Boise. Allen Car
son. Archie llott. Georre Nelvn.
l-on CulbertMia. Donald Rinr.
Philip Rinrle. Frank DeWitt. Al
len Jones. Glen Ackerman.
Brazier Small. Karl Schafer. Gne
Gill. Willard Marshall. Hill !larri.
Fred Deckabach. Fred Back.
Thrin Hoover. Joe Fiegal. Whit
ney G.ll. P. I. Queiwobry. Roy
Guard. "Lyl Itarlhalomew. Row
land Rienhart. Bert Ford. Orrl
Fry. I-ouis Griffith. Ael Eoff. An
drew V.ncent. Frank DurbUi. Vern
Drager. Milton Stelner. Conrad
Jone. Claud Steuiloff. Malcolm
Smith. Oliver Meyers. Orel Lemon.
Howard Rex and Jlraime Putman.
Kate chxburn and Lieu
tenant Ben S. Fisher celebrated!
their marriage w.th a simple cere
mony Saturday at the residence
of Mr. W. II. Mulvey. 13
Kichtentn street. Kev. Jimw t
Elvln. reading tbe service la the
presence of a few college and
army friends of the couple. They
Following the wedding Lieuten
ant and Mm. Fisher went to
Portland for a brief honeymoon,
and from there will leave for
Marshtield. where they will take
up their future residence. Tbe
bridegroom is tbe newly elected
district attorney for Coon county.
Miss Chatham has made a wide
circle of friends during her years
in Salem, daring which time she
has served as assistant in the
Commercial department of the
Salem high school and for the
past several months has been with
tbe state treasurer's office. She
has been pouUr socially daring
her residence here.
ShA U &' former University of
Oregon student where she was a
Vt Beta Pbt girl, and also a mem
ber of the-Mu Phi Epsilon. honor
ary musical fraternity. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Chatham of Bandon.
Lieutenant Fisher is a Sigma
Chi man of the University of
Illinois. He has been in Oregon
about six years, and served with
the coast artillery, seeing two
years' service in France.
The wedding brought oat a
pleasing bit of news, for through
it the knowledge was divulged
that the bridegroom, the officiat
ing minister and one of the ruests.
Major James Dusenbery, had beo
tationed in the same place. Li
bourne. France, daring the war.
Major Dusenberry was the com
mandant in charge of barracks at
that place, a colonel of the heavy
artillery, at the time 'the bridge
treom was captain of an Orernn
company, heavy artillery, while
Rev. James, F. Elvin wa a di
visional secretary of the Y. M. C
A. with headquarters at the same
Mrs. A. N. Bush and her sis
ters Mrs. David B. Mackle of
Portland, returned from Pan
Francisco Wednesday night where
they spent a fortnight, stopping
at the Palace hotel. Mrs. Matkie
went on direct to her home In
Portland, upon her arrival In Salem.
rherln in the holiday festlr-1 Margaret Wbl'e. Mlta Martha
ities for the young college maids J Powell. MS lUrbsra EtaatleU.
nd men was the dinner lor which . Vi Ule Wet. Breymaa Bait.
Mrs. T. C Smith Jr. wa oste ? J hn Griffith. Willard Mtrha:i.
Monday evening at the Smith r-j .tar.H Kwff, Paul Staley. Fraak
isienct? for her mo Malcolm Smith. Duru.a. Milton Steiaer. Fraak.
which was iuatke4 ty the teauty ! Chapman and Kenneth Wilson,
of appointment. ChrUtma car- j
die ca.t a mellow slow. ad ad-1 jjr. Will aw Boot la eatertata
ditional details likewl stre eni-ig with a large horn party ever
blematie of Yuletide. wtta a sear- th boildjys. laclsdisg MUi Etta
let begonia forming a center- ( Ut nf Seattle. Ml Mll-
The btwtesa was afctd L
Helen Robert and IUera I.yre.tUe Utter allot Portland.
!n serving, and later la the eve- j
sing the Lie living room floor! Ei-Governor aa4 Mrs, OswU
was cleared for dancing. ; t and their daaghters. Ml'
Those receiving invitations to j Helen and Jeaaae. arrived Fri
thi charming affair were Mis j!ay to spend the ChrUtmas wek
Mary Jane Albert. Mis Hilda i end with Governor sad Mrs. Be a
Tillinghat. Mlsa Martaret Grtf- i W. OlcotL
dred i.aJ Rath Caskiag. Mias El
Ule Hamilton aad Iiavld JorCxa.
a vrth IHh. MiJ Jophlne Baamgartaer. i
"? Mlsa Jeanetf Meredith. MNl
iContlnsed oa rare 3)
Some very dainty and pretty patterrji
A23 Court Street
Hemstitchinjr. Cable Stitch and Braiding per yard 10c
Get your Christmas orders in early
Mull & Henderson
Room 10, McCornack Bunding, Salem, Oregon
Over Miller's Store
429 Court Street
For neat, first class work, try us
Hemstitching, CEainjtitctinr, Cable Stitctbz
10 cents a yard
Buttons :: riaiting
A. E. De Long M. E. Blake
Salem School of Expression
Lulu Rosamond Walton. Director
Closes Dec. 14 re-opens Jan. 3.
Fr tliHMiruii Clfi.
All kinds or models in fancy
Rrocade and Pink Satin. Doii
doir Cap. Camiioles. Van
Roalte Silk Hosiery.
RK.VSKA I SWART
Cornet Special it 1 1.1 Liberty St.
Feminine Articles Only
Silk Umbrellas ' $6.75, $10.00, $14.75
Silk Hosiery :i . . . .98c, $1.48, $138, $5.00
Beaded Hand Bags $638, $9.75, to $14.75
leather Hand Bags $1.48, $238 to $1230
Velvet Hand Bags $238, $338 to $7 JO
Embroidered Handkerchiefs. . .25c, 35c to $1X)0
Kid Gloves J $1 38, $238 to $438
Wool Gloves i 49c, 98c to $1J0
Knitted Sweaters! $635, $7.48 to $14.75
Beacon Bath Robes $438, $535 to $9.75
Corduroy Lounging Robes.$535, $7.48 to $12J59
Silk Petticoats. . . J $4.75, $535 to $1230
EXTRAORDINARY LOW PRICES
Silk, Lingerie, Crepe de Chine and Georgette
Blouses, Philippine Hand Embroidered Under
wear, Carter's Knit Underwear, Kayser's Knit
Underwear, Children's Booties, Crib Quilts,
Dolls, Christmas Cards, Dennison Novelties
Originators oflhe "Pay As Yon Go Plan"