The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 08, 1921, Page 8, Image 8

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Mot of all the other Ix-mi-tlful
thing in If f - Coiik by
tw anil three by aim'ns
nd hundreds! I'lenty of
rose. ni ounwiN rain
bows; brother ami hitcr,
aunt and cousins, but only
on mother in aH the wide
world. Kale Ifciugias ig.
When Mrs. Wfiggln wrot th s
i beautiful tribu te she tinronseiou.
l7 perhaps, expresed the senti
ments of every mother's daughter
or son in the whole univers'. It
has been reprinted hundreds o
time, and today when mother
day is celebrated throughout up
land, will be recalled oftner thin
auy other tribute that has ever
been paid "Mothei" Ever:
day Is o! evirse "mother's day
bot only within recent years has
she bn noticed with one special
day with special ceremonies all
In her honor. Of courHe. to each
of Us .there is only "one mother. '
who is essentially the hest an.i
sweetest "in ail the wide world;'
till, today when we ay homage
to "that only one," the sinicM
white carnation, which wc win
wear in her honor, will he a s , a
fragrant, lent tribute to mother
hood of all time, from the slumberous-eyed
"mothers in Israel.'
down to the present day.
All these lovely women who
hare HTed and loved, have per
haps as great an influence upon
US, however, as our own cotit -in-porary
mothers, for it Is controll
ing to think that back of us lor
age and age this company ot lev
Ins women atand, the incense of
wuit' j love lends ragrance to the
daily tasks that might otherwise
become most monotonous ina"'t.
The exquisite memory of thse
women will linger for all years to
come, and because, they cannot
come back to us it falls the fut.
of those living in the present uay
to fill their vacant place "anu
hold alott the lamp of love ana
trust." and "bear it high life's
round of petty cares above, and
glorify, the place wbre once they
Mrs. Fargo's Tribute
The following tribute to fo-
ther is from the pen of Mrs.
XV. V. Kargo, who, w rit ins;
undr the) name of Ituth
'Fargo, in a rimtHnutor to
aome ft the foremoMt miMfa-
r.nes of the dy. Thi little
frrm like all of Mrs. Fargo's
' writing Is characterized by
rare delicacy and charm of
"Do you remember th? time
you fell down the railroad bank
and tore your pinafore and cried
(how, you cried!) and Mother
Came running looking so fright
ened and fluttery, and found you,
all dirt and dishevelled and teary
and picked yon up and wiped your
tears' with her best 'brddered I
'Rereniei; ana carriea you in
focked you to sleep sing pg the
troontng-est, cuddling-est, kissing
fst kind or a sons? The cookie
In the oven burned crisp and th
lire went out. You were fiv-a
"Do you remember the time
when you had the measles and
the mumps so mixed they seemed
both at once, and you had to stay
In bed and take strangling nox
ious doses, and missed the May
day festival and the ball game"
And mother sent- away the nurse
and sat by you (Mother wanted
to stay home anyway! and taught
you the most wonderful game
that you remember yet. and you
forgot that you couldn't go '
Tou were 10 then.
"Do you remember when the
teachers air "had It In" for yot:,
and you flunked straight, and
your hend ached (your her-:
hadn't learned to ache ther-'.,
and you htd a falling out witn
your best chum, and a stone j
bruise on your heel, and the sor
est hang-nail that ever was. ant
had to wear a garb yon didn't
like because father couldn't a'-j
fprd the one you 'did like ? And j
mother came In af tr you'd gon' j
to bed, and tucked you In a j
though you were two, and - - ;
You were 15 then. !
j "Do you remember the day yu i
graduated? The really and tru'y ,
most wonderful day in the world"
r'hen wealth, and honor and fame .
Waited Jut outside the gal'-'.'
And a sweet-raced 1'ttle woman!
fit at one s'.de In the crowd and
watched you. shfnlng-eyed. qu'ei .
hPP proud? You almost '01 -got
to kiss her; you were so an
xious about wealth, and honor,
and fame.' You were Ah. how,
old were you then? The year",
that snuntercd so slowly at 1"'
had aluady begun to pranc '
And then and then ! '"'
Try the Bpnng Term
At the Salem School of Expression
Under direction or
Lulu Rosamond Walton
graduate of Curry School, Iioston
147 North Commercial street
592 Telephones 1484 J
I'knna 1 ',.'!. M
Teacher of Piano
Traascrlptton, Harmony and Composition
I s apoclslty.
rjrt. Seon4. Third and Fonrth
'fr4, pr ! - II 00
Firth l4 Hilh frd. Pr l.oo.. 1 50
Advaaeod Bladrata. per lfon 2 50
Figure 8
1900 Cataract
125 N. Liberty St.
remember--? iiy-aiici-by, t'i
years, the runaway years, with 1 "
n t eih. began lnimni; and
bruising and plunging alon. )t k
injr yaii with them, unwilling, r
belUous. tugging at the m-mis V'u
were liuy, too busy t notice.
think about anybody mm h. ''
must needs saw at the h't.s of i
headstrong team. Vet. st ni' h"'v
mother seemed always com pan
ionAiy near. Kven when you foi
got to write. I'ntil on day on"
aw ul .unbearable, unthinkaf'l
day! And you thou Mi t of tnc
things you were going to do-'o'j
mother tomorrow when you' i
'ship came in'.' And your hrirt
crumpled. and your thra'
swelled, and your eye lidi scoi ch 'd
because of it; and th hours
night when you could not
ached with a never-bel'oie-knov r
aching (your heart had at la
learntd to ache); and the Min.e
seemed all rone from the suti
Mother had journeyed beyond. Ko
the first time in all your lite su:
had lelt you alone. AIX3NK! !
"Perhaps yeu never could hav s
lived thronch i all never oulf
have gone risht on- just as usual ;
had nu her whispering spirit
cotnp back tt- comfort hr rhi'd - :
as is the dear way of mothers
'There are many in need of the ,
gifts you 04'fer,' he seemed t
say. ever 'so so'tly. 'Child, th;'.
which you would do for in' d
unto them'. ' j
Edwin Markham's Boyhood;
Kdwin Markham, who will de
liver a U-ittire in the h-ich school
May I i the pot I whom Wil
liam Mean llowells. speaking of
our. living poets, rails "the first,
of the Attiei ieans,'
Kdwin Markham has had a pic
turesque career. lie has been
cowboy, plowboy. -ihool -ma n . edi
tor, poet, critic; and lie is now
one of th best known figures on
the American platform
In his boyhood in California, re
spent years in herdinu his moth-
i 's sheep on the Snistin hills, in
th" heart of the Coast ransre. lie
had only three months schooling
in the year and he had to walk
(or ride on his donkey t five ni'hM
to tet that nibble at knowledge. ;
His only tooks were l.y ton's j
poem1-. Inie' Iliad. Scott's Talcs 1
ef : Cra nd lat her. and Uill'n's
Knglih grammar,
diiL- out irum tin
eld cipbeat u w hera
and the-
bottom of iiil
t h bad la in
w ith lu t and
fer yea rs ovei d
V Ill'lll'VPr I lie
sallied forth in th
IIMIL' h' - r 1 .-
iioi a
his sheep, he a!w.!V
cf these precious M
his arm
IV-- slip ei
! i on U
lie was son li
t a ' .on i d on a
1' l li link, w '
a nd Idea loir h
mo'nei.i bis hi
ieii ill lb' pa .1
I-' r eq lie ' 1 ! h''
his readins lo
ii-ht toi l fie
h i ii e i h e n i li'd ; n i:
rd . a ' d t h - ne i
ad woe'd be teir.
'" '"I t'i o!u 'lie
lo. k 'I Iio..
find no -lieep in
hum r fin' k ha !
faded ;iwa into seme re !i lue us
canyon Tin n there would I a
t hum n of t he b n ': f t 1 1 1 b d In art
nt:d h v. oil I be ii ; . a tid off t i
tin tn w a nd er-i -
A H"v i-;.is -lipped by. and th"
sheep were exchapfed loj- cnttl'
: and liors so oune Mnrkham
'.aiiMid into a add'c on the bac:
of a western broncho, and he wa
suddenly a full fh I- -d inwlur. or
aoMeio Vim- with Ian, it tied
t his pomniel. wi'h broad mum,
ti''" and jini'lin? spur-. th box
rode forth as the guardian of his
mother's can e ruiiti-
It was in Kdwiii Markham -arv
year ihat a m.;n named
Wtlltam If. Kill cam to te,,b
for threp montbs jn the J . t '
,'hnol near the Stiisun lnll
Thls tcaclo r took a di ef, inter -i
i't yonn's: Markham. told him of
'he great poti. recjfed r.r-.a ts'
t'oetn. "The Past." and T.nnv
.son's "T"a r-i. Idle Tears." in-
Ispirjn? tlie louiantic oy with t
; - v
1 :.
, i' ' :
love for poetry, u love that neer
('.i'Ml As one nchanted. IIm
1 ( v liteiM (I to Ihe in- lod ions and
heantiful words; and at the Hose
o that ii-crnori !!. t tih ;it s Ikmi'.
lie. aot pfTiiiis.-ion from his moth
er to i-( out lo seek work in or
iT, r to arn money to buy 1 1 i -lned-for
vo!iiin of the pot ts.
lie found a m-i'h' or w ho t-av-'
hir.i 2" p( r". ' f h-at land to
plow ;it $1 an ;-cre. Ariel never
danced with Rrejttr joy than did
the spirit of voiin;.- Markham a
tic plowed that l'0-acrr- fh-ld. Th
dr.ys went by on golden fet; for
jll the tini'' tl: boy'a lnad wa ;i
l:ive of hf.ppy expectations. Kverv
acimdiscj furrow carriil., Uim
a little near r to the paradise of
his di'alns tin- paradi.-e of book's
And so when the boy's inth-r
)eanre hour- from her journey to
jSan Francisco to lav in the car'-;
; 'rovisns, she brought hint the
hooks he United for Hryant'i
I poems. T nn son -- piw nm. and :i
Webster's unabridged dictionary.
: Th s" (with other volumes found
.in the old cupboard I helped to
open th" world of ' humanity and
h'-for to t!, bo s e pa nil i n im
;t ina t ion. They hep.. to ipiick-
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, en in in. umid these social andjbav
: h ll'Mlie Idc.l.i thai he pleads
for ill a!! tin eloquent pa--It-;
has ; i en t . , ti,,. ...opl.
May Day Festivitie
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of tie .Mlnii.
been spon-n;
itl'-t it lit ion
tiol! of b j . I
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v. iih (lirxuiiv
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I'll' till
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tonea I
d il i ti f -en.
po ition
.I.i no-- ( 'i a w for
' be I? j '. im S I , .j,
of ceremonies, the
lowing a!l ieblle w
President ' ' 1 1 i i i
i iiv.i I pi la - ion
pressu e. I., , 1
uuarlet. chaiiiii.e
filleen." Mlldied
alu'nnus of
a- ina-l"r
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b mile bv
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'tm wnmm WIW rto nutrrm mi M-wamimm
served successfully as pi
ano accompanist for the
Apollo Club, and Rev. II.
('. Aldrich. who has
filled Ihe position of di
rtclor since the depart
ure of John A. Todd.
The Apollo club com
pleted its fourth season
this week with the con
cert Wednesday night,
featuring Mme. Irene
Pavlcska, charming
young mezzo-soprano.
Kdwin M; rklunn would K-ctttre
iiT? in th" Wilhiniet'." valley and
FiiKvest -d tliat I writu you in
" travd to the Salem date and pro
tram. Said h was not tnre that
tl.i ltutc would he publie. He
u:u a pione-r. horn near Silvet
ton November, 1.".:',. and all mv
!'. viell ae(it;iitU"d with Mr.
M;' i k liam fallier. Samuel Mark
h.itn. and seral halt brothers;
his brother Coliimhia Mark
1 .-hoiih! like U hear the
!l pn.-ted In the hlt-tory o
tlie donation land claims of the
Markhams. sifiated on the Abi
eua reek. five miles due east of
,lei ton ;. lisve bf;ajUii many.
htinting and fishinc trips with
I'nc'e SamiM I Markham
w hen he f
was near mi ;ml I is to 20 years
!d; h-dpd to care foi both lh'
..on and 'nre Sannnd in their
last illness
For my u t- of kindness the old
, si nt )eiiirn prest-nted nit- with a
I Webster's unabridued dictionary.
j;'t d am vim v proud that my act
i i n.s merited snh a rilt Irom th"
' id' st p'-r.-on that I had ever
kruiii up to that date. think
17 1. Think in mv childhood mav
it'll a'l the dltletent mem-
rs of the Markham family, but
Markham with -M-vi'ial ,'hil
iO'HI to California about
t t en
! - 7 too atly for my re-ollec-i
on Vo i wi l note from my brief
!' h W iiv I should be quite a
I'll inlet -ted in Mr Markham's
:,it to ins native state, from a t'.iiit .f view, aside from
his l-rilliaiil I lerary reconl Am
i til', irate' i to the poets for
'he i' any beautiful express-ion
th liae h.ft' us and th 'sliiu
i'1" lishl- th' have set up alonu'
he icithway of life lo lighten our
i'ldeiis t 111 o.ii;lio'it Ihe journey. me hear soon if the lecture
in Salem ot, ti,,. jck, jnt wj)
.' p'tldie; wtiat's f i . . subject, and
how niiu li th" admission, quite a
w f eopic from here would-, have
-"t'i' hot be b'turei jn Albany.
:"vl some ma ie
S.i h-M. pi o. idi d it
t '.I!'".
e to come to
;i public lec-
Sale of Tickets
Th S.ab m 1 1 -
iue has
tli'kels f,
-i rilt'e to be 1
' hv Id win Markliam. and :
fin" phifc.l thm on sab- at Pat-!
'oi-.'s book -In'", tlie Commetcial i
-' . tie ' ap til dintr s'ore. thej
Men roe (;,;'!,. .! - u.! 10 and the' Sa- I
com .a uy's store.
tit - -- ;il $ I , and I
.". u I en I -. j
w-. 1 1 I . eU en i ii I
of the h,h Ff-hool
'I i
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- for ad'
r student:- at
Tii- le.ture
" auditorium
mda'. cenn.
I .. and
o w n
1 ' 1 , : ; . I ;
An itifi
bo- the
t;i!!ieit 1
'ill With I (I"
rina 1 i im i -p t i ,
"t'ire in ti;
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Drive Dnte Changed
I n o; d'-r not to
" o! Mi - M i
con j i j, t it h
li e t H! . of
"i Woman'. ,-!ub
t t it ird-n t'i
I i V
'h. r'lin
t,nroi ,v
1 IO I,OI.-
i-' r N il f ef home,
in a I women, ha
il w i k . t li da t
- M.t.' L'l. This
W il - fll 'de ester-
to I
-at il r.!
eei, nt
I . to
' ii i - a ti ;,
i d of
h" t r,
J"h'i J Roberts,
d - eliera I vecii t is e.
tiiii'l amou"t w is al
' r i ti t i om m iin it v
f'H rh'' hoini'
;ihd it
ca! t i ;
1 Other
'ti ha
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hotl e
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oil ,'
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I I'U . 'll Hi L W ..
d .-'. I furni-
' to IL'll'lill
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I ' h ' d t"l i; i a i i
: nd th- ar p.
e b
" . Si !
jLtii. stance should loosen purse
sttiiiLis as well. Ior aiuiouK"
home is located in Portland, a
laree percent of the hahi"s cared
for it re from other parts of the
Kvery year when the drive is
maN" f,,r maintenance of the
home gen'-rous heatted Salem
folk, who have not linked their
warm-heartedness with the calen
dar, "nor let it he a spasm of the
Christt.iastide. have civen iiietly
of their means. Th', present
drive. however, is planned to
make L'eneral the call for help,
with everone offered the oppor
lunit to live something "unto i
th- 1 -:i -t of I hese " in women, who have open
ed their hearts to the call of the,
I ttle iihandoned hahies. and who
are to nive of their time and en
ergies in maklnc th" drive a big
Kin-cess in the Capital City are:
Mrs Hen W Olrott. Mrs. Thomas
C. i-'mitti. Jr., Mis John A. Car
son, Mrs. Chester Cox. Mrs. Wal
ter Spaulding, Mrs. V. K. Ander
son. Mrs. Marry Hawkins. Mrs
Lloyd Farmer. Mrs. T. A. Rob
erts. Mrs. A. .1. Rahn Mrs.
Claire Vibbeit. Mrs David V.
Pmi at:d Mrs William M. Hamil
ton, ia oresentinp the Sal-uii Wo
man's luh.
Origin of May Day
In "ye oldn" days it was the
custom for all ranks of people 'o
y.o a-Mayintr. 'Itoiirne tells im
that in his time in the north ol
Knglahd both girls and boys were
wont to r.if a little after nntl
night on the morning of that day
and en to some neighboring wood,
accompanied wl'h music and
hiowinj; of horns. where they
broke down branches from the
tree adorning I hem with nose
gays and crowns of flowers. They
let ii rued heme about the time of
:-u:iri.ef making their doors and
windows, triumph in the flowery
ypo I.
A very singular Knglish custom
was observed in London as late as
17!1. and that was of th; women
going into the fields on May morn
ing to bathe (heir faces with th
dew, believing it would make
them beauti'ul.
"Some derive May from Mair..'
says an olden writer, "the mother
of Mercury, to w hom they offered
sacrif.ces on the first day gf it;
and this seems to explain the cus
tom which prevails on this day ip
Cambridge, of children naving a
figure dressed in a grotesque mar
iner, called a May lidye before
which is fcet a table, on which are
wines, etc. They also beg money,
which is considered as an offering
to the Maulkin; for their plea is
'pray renumber the poor May
The origin of May Day festt
Tals is not known, but better
Judges have decided they were in
stituted in the Roman Kloralla or
from the Celtic La Beltine, and
some say they are handed down
from our Gothic ancesters. After
the long winters, the northern na
tions had a custom of welcoming
the returning sphtidor of Hie r'ln
with dancing, and mutually to
feast each other. In honor ot
the ushering in this nappier sea
son the (Joths and Southern
Swedes also, we are told, had a
mock battle between summer and
The month of May is siipersti
tious!,v considered an unlucky
time for marriages, the idea bein;
transmitted to us by our Popish
ancestors, borrowed by them rroiu
the ancients.
Scotland has peculiar customs
all her own, as has also lrelann
and Germany, the latter suppos
ing the date to be a meeting Mm
of the witches, who can do th in
no harm providing they have a
certain tliorne upon their door
post. The May Pole dance, the pret
tiest detail of May May festivities
has also an interesting htsto-y.
Th were formerly erected wi ll
ireat veneration and ceiemony.
brought by 2i or in yoke of oxen,
each having a rioreKay of flowers
tied on the tips of its horns, draw
ing the long May pole covered
with flowers and herbs, and some
times painted with manv colors',
with all the townspeople follow
ing in a devout attitude. ;fter It
was set up. however, the pen pi"
fell ti) banqueting and general
merry-making for "The May pol
is up, now give me the cup. I'll
drink to the garlands around it.
A puritanical writer was ais
pleased with this custom, describ
ing it thnslv: "It was as the an
cient heathen did, at the dedica
tion of their iihds. whereof thi.-;
isi perfect pattern, or rather tl.e
thing itself."
Miss Metschan as Queen
Salm will take an especial In
terest iic the Rose festival in
Portland this year, owing to the
'act that Mit:. Dorothy Metschan.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phi
MciHchaa, Jr.. has been chosen
rose iiii eti. Mis.4. Metschan's par
ents formerly resided in Salem,
where the. family is widely known,
as indeed it i., throughout the
state. Miss Met: t han is a niece
of Mrs I-"rank Meredith and Mrs.
Ii. V. Griffith.
The announcement of her ep-r.
t'c.'ii was made known Kiiday in
Poitl-ind. by Mrs. Chailes K
Ruiivoti. i lia rtnan of the U"eu
cot!imitle. Miss Mi'hsi ban is at
present attending Mills colli so 'n
California. Sh" was notiiied o!
her selection by telegraph, and
wired back her acceptance.
It was announced that M'-
Metschan had been chosen ie
cause she was young an 1 chartr.
mg and at th" same time repre
sented a protuitieiit Oregon (am
iiy. Members of the board e
press,, i thejf hiilslac tion at th
sele t ion
Mis Rmivon slated that it wa
d" iil". (, p -ie, t i-ulit att' ttoiifits
(r th- iueen but ihat the.-e had
:mt vi t ),.-,. n picked ,sh,. also
sad that ht commute,. b;,( ,j.
ctded upon Laurelliurst park as
the most suitable 'place for th'
coronation. Miss Metschan will arrive in
' " r""T " ' . .'S, - mrClW.. ' f ""CT" 1
afterwards various details rela
tive to arrangements will !?
worked out with her.
Mrs. Adams to Be Here
The Salem Arts league made a
verv good discovery, and one that
the whole city will proHt by,
when they brought Mrs. Carrie M.
Adams to Salem as a speaker re
cently, for in the well-known com
poser was found a community
song leader of the finest type.
Sa'e'rt is to take advantage of
the discovery, and has secured
Sirs. Adams to direct the s'nging
when Ihe Salem Commercial club
gives its Kecond community re
ception on Mav IK. and which this
time will take the nature or at
old-t me song fest
Wr'ting to a Salem friend fol
lowing her appcaranc here. Mrs
Adams said: "If ever any one
savs that Salem folk are unre
spoiitdve. I shall tell them that I
know better. I enjoyed every
minute of my stay in Salem ana
the selection of the soloists was
certainly the very best of an.
They are all three singers."
About Gardens
At the meeting of the Salem
Floral and Improvement Society
in the auditorium of Ihe Salem
Commercial club Friday night, a
most interesting discussion of
various Salem gardens and their
notable details was taken up. with
a novel plan ot "open gardens"
suggested by Dr. H. J. Clements,
one of the Capital city's most ard
ent advocates of a "more beauti
ful Salem."
Among the gardens commend
ed were those of the following:
Mrs. A. N. Hush, which displays
some very fine azaleas; Col il.
Hnfcr. an unusual collection of
iris; Miss Isabelle Clark, old
fashioned garden; Homer Smith,
most interesting back yard plant
ing; D. J. Fry, Sr., rock wall with
barberry; Louis Lachmund, tulip
Dr. Clements, not being able
to be present at the meeting, sent
the following letter to members:
Members of the Floral Society:
"I take this opportunity to
make a suggestion which. If fol
lowed, seems to me would both
stimulate our interest and be
mutually instructive to the many
flower lovers of our community.
"Our annual feast of flowers
is here, and the various gardens
of Salem each have their treas
ures. Would it not be well for
some committee of the society to
locate some of the choicer things,
list them on Saturdays In our
newspapers, and arrange to have
a series of "open gardens," say
from three to five, on each Sun
day afternoon, so that we may
become mutually better acquaint
ed and exchange ideas on floral
"It is not necessary that a gar
den be large or have an extensive
assortment; if it has but a ningle
specimen of something especially
choice in its line, it would be
worth visiting. The specimens of
Iris Susianna, by chance exhibited
in a local sJiow window, have at
tracted widespread Interest. This
iris, by the way, which was list cd
by a nursery of Knrope underwits
present name in the first cata
logue of irises of which we hive
any knowledge, jf-jhlished bier
4 00 years ago, is now practically'
unobtainable from any dealer.
Are there not other gardens ex
hibiting this and equally rii re
other treasures? If so, canfwe
not learn where they are andir
range to visit them?
"It might be well to have
special days on which cerfjun
flowers would be featured: thus,
an iris day, a peony day, a rose
day, a gladiolus day and so forth,
could profitably be arranged for
our instruction and edification
The coming Sunday could welfebe
a tulip day, and there are mjsny
exquisite olumps of these popular
flowers now blooming in many of
the gardens of Salem. Somtf; of
Ihe nicest ones in out of the -if ay
places. Where are they? 3
"From present indications (be
writer will have a representative
display of iris in bloom for :.h
rest of the season, and hereby! in
vites the members of the Safem
Floral society and others inter
ested in flowers to visit these
gardens from three to fiveffon
the Sundays, May 15th, 22nd itnd
Old and New May Days-
"In thepe days people carijio'
stop amid the sweep of twentieth
century events to devote thj&n
r.elves to special rites on thi
spring day; there seems to be-no
time for it; and so as many othr
things of greater importance, u3
quaint old May day customs :i"2
last dying out." ii
Think of present day writers
telPng us such things! That? la.
however, just what they hive
done. Evidently they never-.jfe-sided
in Oregon, for yesterdajr in
numerous cities of this ctate Iwve
been revived customs that ire
glorified by their antiquity fead
enhanced in interest by a deitai!
here and there eloquent of twen
tieth century originality. WJ-n
ritual and ceremony as charmii g
as that of the ancient Roman .ob
servances In honor of the GoddfEs
Flora, or the historical celebra
tion in Mediaeval Florence, In
dents of Willamette university
Friday made us live againlln
an enchanted land.
That "there is nothing new tin
der the sun," has become an 'es
tablished fact, and whilo Friday
we watchel the modern fest'fn!
of May day we were remindedof
similar events which have been
drawn upon to make the complete
whole of this week's merrymak
ing. In the original ceremonies
devoted to May day were Ele
ments of the ancient sun worship,
while the May-pole and its attend
ant displays were rellcc of the
ture worship of the East. -;S"o
these were added dlvers ons popu
lar at various times. The clirijit
1c conditions undoubtedly jfeid
much to do with the celebrations,
greater enthusiasm being devel
oped In England than was fotthd
In more southern countries. .H
It was customary at one tint's
Sports Skirts $7.48 to $19.7$
I '-ft; .
Lustrous Silk Skirts $9.75 to $24.75
Wool Knit Sweaters $4.98 to
$12.48 I
In Tuxedo $tylel $4.98 to
$17.50 1
Fibre Silk Sweat Sr
Pure Silk Sweaters $19.75 to
Women'H Wear and Arliclcs for I
to have a Lord of May as well as :
Queen of May, the language do
r.cri.biug their ceremonies showier
; that period to have been long ago;
' i ne rung oi .way, uobin Hood,
wasto have a baldrick of bl4
tnran'nlo silver embroidered. Tha
May Queen, Maid Marion, wag to
) be habited in watc h t-colored t!s-
sue, and her two maids were to -
have white courtpies. w th a gir
dle of silver ban!gin; they were
to have tobards, or snort jackets,
with girdles of cloth of s'lver."
At even ng when the "jonflre
were ablaze, the Queen of May,
who had presided durinj? the day,
withdrew with h-r companions,
the King of May being left to cot.
iliict the revels of the night.
"It is said," sayr- Helen Phil
brook Patten, "that in his young'
er days King Henry VIII delighted "
to rise with the sun on May morn
ing and with a company from his
court ride into the woods. a-May. i
ing. An old writer of the tlm
ells us in very old Knglish, and
with reckless disregard for orthog
raphy of one of King Henrys
May Hays: 'The king and quene
accompanyed with many lofdes
ladies roade to the high ground
0 ! hoters hil to take the oPttt
ayre, and as they passed by the t
way they espied a copany of til .
yohien clothed allin grene whode
Si bowes & arrowes, to the number;
of ii. c
"Then one of them, which
called himself Robyn Hood, can
to the kyng. desyring him to H'
his men phoote the kyng wi!
cotent.- Then he whistled & ail
th ii. c archesr shot and losed at "
once & then he whistled agayne ft
they likewise r-hot agayne, their -arrows
whistled by croft of Ina ,
head, so that the noyes i wai
straunge and great, and much,
pleased the kynge, and quen and
all the company. All these arch
ers were of the kynges garde and ;
had thus appareled themaelves to,
make solace to the kyng. Then
Robin Hood desyred the kyng and:
quene come Into the green wood :
& to Be how the outlawes live. -
" 'The king demaunded of y p
quene her ladyes, it they durst ,
adventure to go into the wood '
with so many outlaws. Then the
quene sayde. that If it pleaaed
him. she -was content; then ths "
horns blewe tyl they came to the -,
wood under shoters fill, and there .
was an arbor made of boowes. with .
a hal and a great chamber and an
Inner chamber, very well made,
and covered with flowera and
jwete herbes. whlche the kynge '
muche praysed.
" 'Then said Robyn Hood, Sir
Outlaws brekefasteg very son, anl.
therefore you must be content
With such far aa we use. Then
the knge and quene sat down.
Were served with veuyaon ana
wyne by Robyn Hood and nU -
men to their great contentaclon'.
1 Mlfses Ia Verne and Conitane :
Cantner went to Seattle Jridiy.
where they will remain until
Tuesday as the guests of Ufcir
sister. Mrs. Blanche Thomas and
their brother. Clifford W. JCant-,
ner. ' .
(Continued on page 3)
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