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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
ANNUAL REPORT OF LIBRARIAN
FOR ALL BOOKS
With ft circulation; In 1921 of. Is now opening for more Ihoroup'j
17.000 more book than
during work with the children, binee me
,-r-v. ment has had a trai
appreciation of the public library
by residents of Salem. Miss Flora
. M. Case, librarian, in her annual
report to the city council, points
with pride to the part the library
" In playiug In the educational work
of the city.
Her report to the council of the
activities of the library for 1921
. , Hook Service
"I have the honor to submit the
eleventh . annual report lor the
Falem Public Library for tbe year
ending December 31, 1921.
"it was to be expvjcted that
with the return to normal condi
tion af teethe, war, the work ut
a permanent institution like tho
- library would Increase rapidly,
even though it had not lost ground
since 1916. The rapidity with!
which the business of the library
has grown has, - however, . ex-,
cwded all expectation. The circu
lation of 1920 registered TOCO
above the previous year, and 1921
- has outdistanced that mark by
17r00. Tho total number of
books loaned during the year wa
73,85 of which 61,039 were adult
books and 22,846 were children's
books. This is an Increase of 29
per cent over 1920, and 45 per
cent over 1919.
- "For the volumes which circu
late this means that ercry book
was loaned on an average of five
times. This is a good average con-
sidering the large number of old
becks which are dead material on
it Ptronago In Largo
J'The library has a ' registered
patronage of 7452 persons, 43
per cent of the 17,679 Inhabitants
recorded in the 1920 census Of
the present library registration
2.114 registered or re-registered
this year, and 1,195 names were
withdrawn of those who registered
four years ago, and those whose
reactions to the library were sev
ered for any reasons.
"Since in many cases .one 'pat
ron takes out books for other
members of the family, the figures
fceem to Indicate that the entire
population is cults generally
reached gy Jhe library service,.
Moreover, many persons come
j to the libray to read and to secure
: brief information, aside from
, those who borrow books; ,60,000
; U an estimate of tha number of
visitors who came into the library
. fa rany purposes whatsoever. This
is reckoned from the daily approx
imates; 41,000 of these were
adult and 19,00(Kwere children.
Heretofore the seating capacity
has been a " serious problem at
certain hours. This situation has
v been somewhat relieved by tbe ex.
y p&ztslon of the university library
to accommodate the students.
Information Henrico ;
. f VNo record is kept of the s3rW
- Ice given In the i answewing of
questions and the securing of in
formation, nor t would figures bo
an indication of. the service ren
lerad. When as'was true recent
, ly, t became necessary for a men
la business to learn how; to gild
metal, and for a housekeeper to
Ret a recipe; for salt rising bread
and for another to 'ment a hot
-waiter bottle, the record of thrv?
questions answered would ge no
measure of value. .v , ;
"Let the statement suffice that
diligent search Is made to secure
every bit of information asked;
na wnen a oroad subject la nra-
sented. the desired material is as
sembled; for r more exhaustive
, stuay. .. . :
. "Those who are responsible for
me ernciency of the llrary have
ieii mat me cnudren's depart
ment should be developed more
largely. It la hoped that the way
librarian'. This was made possible
by cooperation with the school
board who have for several yeais
found it necessary to place an as
sistant in charge of library books
in the grades. The children's li
brarian spends her mornings in
the schools and her afternoons
and Saturday's at the library. At
present it is only on Saturday that
she gives her entire time to the
children. As rapidly as the work
develops to demand her full time
she should ge released from other
duties to devote her whole atten
tion to the study and satisfaction
of tbe no,.;d of the young patrons.
"Iuring the year, story hours!
have been held on 24 .Saturday
mornings with a total attendance
of 1305, an average of 54 a day.
"Her visits to the schools give
her opportunity to note the needs
of tbe teachers in their work, and
the library service to them is her
problem. Speclal time privllene
and larger loans are permitted for
the professional books. A total of
439 books were loaned to them.
and 6(4 mounted pictures.'
"The library is. kept In close
contact with the work of the
schools through the school librar
ian, who spends her t'me in the
high schoof library and supar
vjses the work which the child
ren's librarian does In the grade
schools. Both of these librarian?
are members of the library staff,
and through them the closest co
operation between the institution
"Of the quality , of work v.'hic!i
is being done in onr public school
the library may judge in tbe in
creasing requests, of the pnpUs
for books and information.
"During the school year 1920
21, 8626 books were loaned in
ths high school and 25.395 in
the grades. A complete report
of the year's work In the school
department Is appended to this re
port. Hook Stork
"The library's stock, from which
it provides service consists now
of 16.866 books and 322 pamph
lets, 13,496 books ar in the adult
collection and 3370 in the child
ren s room. A total of 1665 books
Lave been added this year and
297 have been withdrawn, wheth
er, worn out, lost or used by per
sons i hav'ng' contagious , diseases.
It Is .to ba noted that Salem does
not own . quite one volume per
The serious problem in;a lib
rary ot the size fs to1 keep tho
collection up to date. In very
many subjects Information is ;so
boon superceded that books losei
their. vale long before tbey are
worn out. and long a5so before
the library can-afford to buy the
newer books on the subject.
. "The library received this ye-r
a glft'of 70 books' from the A. L.
A. war libraries. Thev were
largely books in the useful arts;
it Ib, therefore. Interesting to note
that for this year the loans in
this group have increased 40 per
cent This may be considered In
dicative of how the usefulness n
the library could be Increased if
money were available for tbe pur
chase of such practical Dooks. It
is unfortunata that books of this
type, are the most expensive to-
"Tho library is enabled to se
cure a limited servnee of such
books from other libraries to sup
plement1 it3 stock. During ths
year 900 books have been borrow
ed from the, Oregon state library.
2R from the Oregon University
i 2 p. m.
6:45 and 8:45
4i, i MUSICAL
"T. si TDCAT
dcSSlE BLAIR STIRLING-
echoes or -
AOPCD ATTRACT! CW
AS UTTLt MISS CVXRYBOOV"
FRED. &T0MttY HOYDEN
library, and 12 from the Portland
Highland Hranrh t
"The results from the Highland
branch library which has been1 in
operation a .(year and a half, have
teen most gratify'ng. The main
library sends different traveling
libraries to the branch about three
time a year and fil!s special re
quests each; week. Their collec
tion probably averages about 150
titles at one time.
. "Their reported circulation of
books for the yar s 3641. At
lea.t 117 i children have regis-
tfred foe library privilege in or
der to borrow from the branch
Others who formerly borrowed
from ths main library avail them
selves of. the opportunity of book
service nearer iheir homes.
"The Highland community pays
all of the cost of ma'ntenance a
ths room and of service. The
branch Is open for its us 4
hours every Thursday afternoon
"The cost of the service which
the library has glvpn has befn at
m m i r r rw I. .
a total mr irif year "?. i ur
city council appropriated $7100.
and $C00 has b3en received from
fines and In proceeds from the
rental coLiertion. Forty-nine per
cent was required for "the pay
roll. 27 per cent fof books, bind
ing and periodicals.
"The value of statistics' is only
In comparison with standards
which we may set from our knowl
edge of other accomplishments In
the same line of work.
"A report of statistics of six
representative libraries of cft'e
havir.? populations from 10,000 to'
20,000 of the northwest, compiled
by the Paeifle Northwest Library
association and one compiled for
libraries of the state of New York
havine: populations from 5,000 lo
20,000. furnish a basis for comparison.
"The average registration ni
the population as borrowers for
the northwest is 41 per cent; for
alem is 43 per cent.
"The number of volumes in
comparison to the poulation for
the northwest Is l.l: ior rev
York state 1.1: for Salem loss
than 1. The average circulation
per volume for the northwest is
4.5; for New York state 3; for
Salem 4.6. i The circulation per
borrower for the northwest 10.7;
for Salem 13.
"The expense per borrower for
the Northwest is 1.45; for Salem
"The library tax In m'.lls for
the northwest is .83; for Salem .6.
"The tax per capita for the
northwest ila 58 cents; for Salem
40 cents. :
"The cost per volume circulat
ed for the! northwest is 11 cents:
for New ork state 9 cents; for Sa-
em 10 cents.
x tension Work
'The task of loaning and
checking In books has grown so
greatly Ihis year, without corre
sponding Increase In the statf
that many of the usual efforts to
extend the usefulness of the li
brary and to Intensify the value
of the work done, have been, by
necessity Emitted. V
Both the Oregon tatesman and
the Capital Journal are most gen
erous in . giving space for the
publication of book lists and oth
er book riotes. During the fint
six months, they printed in the'.r
columns weekly reviews of new
books which the library secured
from the 'patrons and from mem
bers of the staff. This publicity
enables the library to bring be
fore the public the good things it
is able to offer
"The Saiem Electric company
and the Miller Mercantile com
pany have graciously given win
dow space during the entire year
for bulletin boards which the li-
brarv has maintained
"The i auditorium and club
rooms in! the basement have been
used by various organizations for
public meetings. A total of 232
meetings! have been held in them
"The library staff has under
gone .many changes. Miss Ger
trude M6rton of the University of
Illinois Library school Fueceeded
Miss AUce Waldon as school li
brarian.! Miss Lucile Crockett of
Syracusej - University Library
school became children's librarian.
Miss Annie Gibson having resign
ed jn June .to be married. Miss
Isabel Crofsan was appointed loan
assistant on June 1. This posi
tion has been temporarily filled,
for nine months by Miss Neu
Thlelsen and Misi EIla Deym
Mis3 Thlelsen resigned and Alls?
Deye has since served on part
Tho Library TtoArd
It was a source of slncer re
gret that the library board should
suffer the loss of valuable mem
bers at the beginning of theyear.
Mrs. iouis Lacnmnnd and Mr?.
Rollln K. Page resigned, and Mrs.
Irene St.. Helens and Mr. Arthur
Benson ; retired at the expiration
of their term of office. The lib
rary ha been hapoy in some for-
tunate choices which the mayor
maae to nil their places. Mr. P.
K. Lovell. Mrs. Frank Spears,
Mrs j. w. Harbison, and Dr. K
u. Byrd were their respective sue
cessors. Mr. H.iW. Meven was
appointed to fill a vacancy of the
preceding year. To th faithful
service of these4 busy and capable
men and women the citv owes
a large debt of appreciation.
"The preceding renort nrorns-
es much for the growlb and suc
cess tor th future of t if library
me DO'.-a is nnanciaMy ablt to
ccj'ddct the work on a porresslvc
) "ae interest an 1 connera-
ton of ;the rrayor and U counrtl-
nen have Vn demon jt ... ani
et the futds are In3det.rate.
'Heslcv. iti. demand, of geni
al oan'l n. thern ar-, cit
anding noeds which hi. v.. not
hee toucr J. An adde.' assistant
seems a necessity, and ti- .l:ch
land branch has earnetl support.
Incraslnit business has. r-.reover
nisei ;with incresn ; insistence
the cry for more books.
"To j meet the 29 percent In
crease ln volume of business for
the year, there hau been an in
crease or les than; 4 percent In
funds; to meet the expenses, al
though library materials have te-
mamea largely at w. prices,
oort with the ! eament hope that
continued progress may be assur
ed, and that yet higher sunaaros
of efficiency may be maae
Little Robert Kinney
Dies ait Astoria Home
Robert Moores K'aney, only
child of Mr. and Mrs Robert Kin
ney of Astoria, died yesterday
morn.ng. according to word re
ceived by relatives in Salm. The
little fellow was 3Vi yea old
and Is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
A. N. Moores of Salem. He also
was a grandson of Mrs. W. ,11.
Kinney, member of the Oregon
l?gls'ature from Clatsop county.
Although funeral arrangements
had not been jmade last night. It
was thought the body would be
brought to Sajem for burial.
Portlanders Are Named
To Attend Convention
SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 7. 1922
i ' ' ' ?! -
IUV I II 11 I I II I I -
Young Man Who Held High
Honors (at Willamette
Dies in Indiana ;
hope to accomplish
coming 12 months.
Mr. McGHchrist. It Is under
stood, has several original ideas
as to the activities of the Cher
rians, and how ithese activities
will ge or benefit to the city of
Salem as a whole and tu; neigh
boring country, f
As this will be fhe first meeting
under the new King Bing and new
council of nobles; efforts will be
made tio secure ajlOO per cent at-tendante.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Jan. 6.
Twelve men of tho Columbia river
district will attend the meeting of
shipping and commercial officials
at San Francisco to coaaider the
plan of launching a $30,000,000
coastwise shipping corporation. It
was announced today. The selec
tion was made Immediately aftr
word was received here that San
Francisco had been chosen as the
place of holding the meeting and
that January 19 was the date se
lected. The time and place were chosen
after consultation with the offi
cials of the Northern port cities, it
wan announced. : .
The Chamber of Commerce an
nounced tho following names of
Portland delegates to the confer
ence: Isaac D. Hunt, H. B. Vm
Iuzer, Peter Kerr, J. C. Alns
worth, J. N. Teal, W. B. Ayer,
Frank M. Warren and John Bur
gard. The Chamber of Commerce at
Astoria has been asked to name a
ninth member of the committee
and others who wiil attend in ad
visory capacity are H. L. Hudson
and W. D. B.j Dodson of Portland
and Roger Pinnkjo of Astoria.
Year's Work of Weights and
Measures Office Cover'
A total of 9,374,265 gallons of
gasoline was; tested for gravity by
the weights and measures depart
ment of the state during 1921, ac
cording to tbe annual report of
V. A. Dalziel, deputy Btate sealer
Towns visited during the year
numbered 1210. Other statistics
in the report are:
Seals inspected, 10.602;
weights inspected, 23,457; linear
measures inspected, 2 511; liquid
measures inspected, 7839; gas and
oil pumps inspected, 2652; gaso
line lesis war gravity, zzj; wooa
measured, 613.5 cords; coal in
spected, 124 tons; land plaster
inspected, 40 tons; ' -f cement in
spected, 90,000 pfounds; hops
weighed, 85;o",344 pounds; floUr
weighed, 03,327 sacks; stock feed
weighed, . 90.00 1 pounds; scratoli
feed Weighed. 5000 pounds; oats
inspected, 400 sacks; rice weigh
ed, 1000 pounds; apples inspects
ed. 2332 boxes; berries inspected,
227,455. boxes; peaches insected,
.2044 boxes; peach boxfes inspected
2025 boxes; or an gen inspected,
171 boxes;; asparagus inspected.
300 pounds; potatoes inspected.
116 sacks;; bread inspected 67b
loaves; can,dy Inspected, 1223
boxes; milk bottles inspected. 13.
600; canned good Inspected, 1544
cans; package goods inspected.
4933 packages; honey weighed.
3 66 pound; lard weighed, r.112
ponds; butter weiplu-d. 220
pounds; sugar weighed, 4311?
pounds; nails inspected, 20 kegs;
syrup inspected. 20 pails; hay
measured, 73 tons.
Harry Bowers. Willamette !
died Tuesday. Jan. 3, at Beedrs
burr Ind., where he nad gone to
y -if with relatives. He had been
in Chicago, leaving there Jtobj
18, for that I-lace. for medk-al
treatment, and had gone back to
see the family friends when
was stricken with the last .atai
Mr. Bowers, or "Baldy" as be
was affectionately known to . all
Willamette for a number of years
past was one of the most helovet.
of all the graduates of the famous
old college. He came to wi. lun
ette in 1914, after being graduat
rmm trie Brownsville hign
school and then teaching country
school for one year. He was
graduated with the class of m.
arter a peculiarly 'honorable col
lege career. He was president ot
his class, in his first year; man
ager of the D. D. club, for the
next two years; member of the
university quartet for three
years; member of the glee tlua
for four years; manager oi uo
Wallulah In 1918; president r.i
the Websterlan literary society
and and also of the student body
in 1918. Possibly no other stu
dent in the history ot the univer
sity had so many activities of an
Mr. Rowers was the adopted
son of Mr. and ,Mrs. BowerH of
Brownsville, whose only daugh
ter died years ago. The relations
between him and his foster i par
ents were of tbe kind that grip
the heartstrings. The parents
came to a tragic end foui years
ago. While they were visiting in
Portland, a criminal auto driver.
running down a dark street with
out lights, struck them and ! kill
ed the mother; the father! was
desperately injured, and died a
few months later.
Harry himself was called into
the army in 1918. Apparently
from the influenza or from! the
effect of the typhoid innoculatlon
in the service, he became danger
ously ill; it was frojm the effects
of this illness that he finally died.
He came back to Willamette! and
finished his course, receiving his
diploma before he was really
graduated save as his army ser
vice gave him an honorable cred
it. ' . i:
After leaving Willamette, he
was elected superintendent of the
Milton schools, where he served
with unusual success. But grow
ing ill health made it ! necessary
for horn to give up his work and
try for recovery. In the end he
lost tbe fight.
The old Willamette quartet, of
wh'ch he was a member has plan
ned to do some concert work in
and around Chicago this winter,
It had some lucrative contracts,
and was looking forward to a de
lightful season until, the ill health
of Mr. uowers ended the plans.
Mr. Bowers has two sisters liv
ing in Portland, It is understood
The funeral services are to be
held at Brownsville, Monday, Jan
uary 9. The student body of Will
amette, upon receipt of the; news
of the death yesterday, passed
resolutions of condolence.
Conlee Named- Leader of
. Dallas Woodmen Lodge
DALLAS. Ore..:Jan. 6 (Special
to The Statesman! Dallas Camp
No. "209. Woodmen of the World
installed the following officers
last night to sere fo the present
year: C. C, H. R? Coniee; banker
Roy Plummer; P. C. C, R. It!
Mitchell; watchman, Joe Reming
ton; sentry. C. fl. Willis; clerk,
W. H. Mixer; managers, W. G,
Vassall, J. M. Card and L, N. Bil
yeu. I '
Messner Sells; Grocery
And Will Live on Farm
DALLAS, Ore.i Jan. 6 (Special
to The Statesman) W. A. Mess
ner, who for . tjhe past several
years has conducted a grocery
store in this city has disposed of
his business to M. J. Showers of
Medford, Mr. I Showers taking
charge this week. Mr. and Mrs
Messr9r will remain in Dallas for
some time after which thyy will
move to a farm neaf Eugene.
Guard Headquarters Are
Removed to Camp Lewis
SEATTLE. Jan. 6. Headquar
ters of the Washington natlona
guard will be removed from Seat
tie to Camp Lewis, February 1
instead of to Olympia as was first
announced, Adjutant General
Maurice Thompson announced
today. Inability to obtain suffic
lent quarters at Olympia was giv
en as the reason for the change
Spirited Rivalry in
Flax Growing Aroused
With the interest that is being
taken in flax growing in both tbe
Rickreall a?nd Aumsville districts.
there is being shown considerab-e
rivalry as to which of the two
localities shall have the first flax
plant to ba erected by the Wil
lamette Valley Flax & Hemp
urowers Cooperative association.
At the meeting held at Aums
ville. attended by 40 farmers In
terested in; flax, there was a feel
ing that ;an all-day meeting
should be held for a full and com'
plete discussion of flax.
For this reason another meet'
ine has been announced for Aums
ville which will be held all day
next Tuesday, beginning at 10
o'clock. A basket dinner will be
served, and those who are inter
ested in flax are invited to at
BODY IS FOH
III MILL CREEK
Mrs. Martha Williams, Suf
fering from Illness, Takes
Her Own Life
REPORT IS IDE
Total for December in Sa-
.Ienv4s 3622, Says Re
port by Superintendent
tat enrollment waa 3621. Thl
shows an Increase In enrollment
for the year of 9. -
ONLY B7 CLAIMS :
ARE THROi OUT
fies Reasons for Sever
May Be Changed Today
CHICAGO Jan. 6j New regu
lations for organized baseball
may be planned here .tomorrow
when Judge K. M. Landis. base
ball commissioner, meets Ban
Johnson, American league head.
and John Heydler, National league!
chief, in a special session. An
nouncement of the conference was
made today and It was stated that
the draft question will bo one of
the matters to be discussed.
Al Tearney, head of the Three-I
and Western leagues, two of the
five minora which do not recoer-
nl73 the rights of the majors to
select players each fall, recently
submitted: a plan which he said
would probably be acceptable to
all the minors. . This plan will be
taken un tomorrow, it was indlcat-
The Jibrarlan subntU ttl re ed tonight; ; :
The body of Mrs. Martha A
Williams was found in tho water
of North Mill creek yesterday
morning at about 5 o'clock. Mrs
Williams, who was 58 years of
age. had been in ill health for
some time. Relatives reported to
the police at 2:30 yesterday
morning that the sick woman had
di sap pea ned from her room at the
ttMT;-A ,v 7
According to relatives Mrs. Wil
liams could not have geen absent
for more than 30 minutes.; Patrol
men Goo. White and Marion Put
nam aided the family In the
search for the missing wamon
However, the body was not foun
until early in- the morning whp
tien wiiuams, one oi her sons
discovered the body under the
railroad bridge at North jTwelftb
and Mill creek. 1 i
It is thought by members of the
family that Mrs. Williams wan
dered into the creek while suffer
ing from a delerlum. One of the
family had been watching at the
bedside of the sick woman and
had been absent from the roem
for only a brief period., m
Mrs. Williams was the! wife of
J. H. Williams, a retired; fannter,
and Is alos survived by three sons,
and two daughters, Ben, John and
"07. an residents or this City and
Miss Jennie Williams of Salem,
and Mrs. W. V4 Daniels, of Eu
gene. The body Is held at the
Rigdon parlors. Funeral an
nouncements to be made; later.
King Bing McGilchrist
Will Name Committees
The first regular i monthly
meeting of the Cherrians will be
b?ld next Tuesday evening. Jan
uary 10, at the Commercial Club,
at 6:15 oklock, according to an
announcement . made; today by
William McGilchrist Jri King
Bing. , j
At this meeting. King Ring will
announce his appointments for
the coming year, and also outline
to some extent what the Cherrlans
The enrollment or pupils attend
ing the Salem public schools for
the month of December was 3622,
according to the monthly report
just issued by George W. Hug,
city superintendent. Of this num
ber. 1814 are boys and 1808 are
girls, placing Salem, lika so many
Marlon county school districts,
with boys in the majority.
At the Yew Park school, with
IT. S. Dot son as principal, there
were In December 314 pupils en
rolled. Three parents visited the
school during the month.
At the Knglewood. school, of
which Lyle. Murray Is principal,
there was an attendance ot 196
pupils. .In this part of the city,
parents visit the school, as 1,00
visits were made during -December.
At the Garfield school, of which
Margaret Cosper Is principal,
there was an enrollment in De
cember of 34-1 pupils, j Parents
are interested In schools in that
part of the city, as 145 visits are
At the Grant junior high school
of which E. A. Miller Is principal,
the total number of pupils enrol
led last month was 356. Of this
number 107 are. In the primary
grades and 24 9 in the junior high
school grades. Only 13 parents
visited the Grant scheol last
At the Highland school the en
rollment last December was 581.
Emma Kramer Is principal ot this
school. During December 12 vis
its were paid by parents. . '
Anna Fisher is principal of the
-Richmond school and during De
cember there was an enrollment
of 262. Seventy-five visits were
paid by parents In that school dis
At the Lincoln1 Jun'or high
school the enrollment for Decem
ber was 295. and 33 visits were
made by parents Luella J. We3t
is principal of the Lincoln school
La Moine R. Clark Is principal
Captain Brumbaugh ClaSSI during December the enrollment
was 205. Only pupils in the
seventh, eighth and ninth grades
attend this school, these glrades
being known as the junior hlsh
I school grades
At the high school building the
Out of the 7642 claims of ex-I attendance is larger than ever bo
service men for the benefits o fore, with a total of 730. During
the bonus law, wh'ch have been I December four visits were made
examined by the World war vete I by parents.
rans state aid- commission, only ! With-about 400 students In the
67 claims have been injected, ae junior high schools to ask for ad-
cording to Capt. C. H. Brum i mittance next yea into the high
baugh, secretary of the commiar school building, the question of
slon. I i I bow to care for them will develop
Commenting; on the few rejee- into an interesting one. That Is,
tions. Captain Brumbaugh Bald": I about 160 will be graduated from
Thess rejections are classified I the high school next June and
as follows: Entered service prior next fall.'about 400 will be clam
to June 3, 191i, 38; less than coloring for admittance
days total servicer 17; no military I One ysar ago last' December
or naval status, 5; service all aslRlrfs were in the majority in the
a student in the stu Jent arnty Salem schools, as the records
training corps.1 4; non-resident at I show the enrollment of 1757 boys
time of entry Into service, '2; dU- and 1763 girls, a total of 3520.
honorable discharge, 1. J I Taking tbe Salem public schools
"The large number of rejections las a whole, in December, 1920
on account of entry into the ser-I the total enrollment was 3530
vice prior to June 3, 1915, is, no I while for December, 1921, the to-
dpubt, due to ithe fact that while
this restriction appears in the
constitutional ' amendment which
was voted upon by the people at
the election lat May, it does not
appear In the legislative enact
ment, which has been more wideU
distributed and more frequently
referred to than the amendment
This omission has created the
impression m some quarters that
the rejection of an applicant on
the grounds of entry into the ser-
vcle prior to-June 3. .1915, Was.
the result of & ruling of the com
mission, and this view of the mat
ter has even been expressed y
at least one Po'rtland newspapei
editorially. Captain Brumbaugh
stated emphatically, that In mik
ing these reject'on the commis
sion has no discretion in the mat
ter and is only administering the 1
law -as voted by the people.
Rejections on account of o
military or naval status include
two student nurses, one recoin-
r.tructlon aide, one officer of the
Russian railway service corps and
one apprentice seaman In the
These rejections were made
only after, correspondence with
the secretary of war, the surgeon
general and the secretary of the
navy, j developed the fact that
these cases were classed zs civil
ian employes l and as such had nt
military or naval status and could
not be considered as having 1
served ! in thjs military or naval
toices 01 me united states f a?
the law provides.'
NEW YORK. Jan. . Andy
Chaney, Maltlmore featherweight, ,
tonight received the judges detl- ;
slon over Rabe Herman of San ' ..
Francisco after a 10-round boxing 1
bout in Madison Square Garden. j
- v V PFJLSL1 WILL JOIN P I
WASHINGTON, Jan. . rersia
has decided to, become a member!
of the lea gne of nations, accord-.
ing to advices rrom the American ,
minister at Teheran to the state
department today. - . ,"" 1 ' ;
LOCAL MEN ARE
Spaulding and Mills Entitled
to All Privileges of
Bis Magnates :
eharles K. Spauldlng is man
ager and Roy H. Mills secretary ;
of a railroad, and according to - '
railroad etiquette, they are en-- V
titled to all the right and con- r
sideration as railroad officials at ;;'
any ot the big office holder of
the Southern Pacific railroad. ; -
The railroad with which Mr. j j j
Spauldtng and Mr hold fctfch : ',
high positions is known as the U ,
Willamlna Grand Ronde rail- !
way. It is eight muea long ma
extends from Grand Ronde to Wil
lamlna, where It connects with the -
Southern Pacific.' ,,.:.. r j
Notwithstanding the fact that J .
the railroad la only eight rallcs -- !
long, officials of the road com),'
under the law of railroads Just as s 'j
do those who manage the kuth-. -em'
Pacific or any of?ir. For p ;
instance, the Willamlna A Grand
Ronde Kailroal company It U
9bUKed,1ijfll,sa freight UrUf
sheet yHhUeipablic service com-r !
mlntinxl T fki T. fpot w h i t M Ira I 1
same as Ihe western claasIflcatlo.i r t
applying to large railroad systems, i- '
m l. , . . . . -
i aw rauruau aug mu uiais : i
business only and for that reason, l
Is. obliged to file only an IntM
state traffic rate. However, It .
is stated In local freight tariff No. 4 i
1, that time tables and schedules
for the movement ot. trains may
be varied by the company at its
pleasure and convenience.
Leaving Willamlna, the first .
station is Gold Creek, a distance'
ot 3.93 fCTTes. The next stop is
at Midway, after traveling a total .
of 4.84 nines. Then Comes Cos-
per, and the tihal station Rrand t
Ronde, after traveling S.18 miles r ;
from Willamlna. . at.
For the benefit ot the passenger
travel, the railroad company has
recently purchased a gasoline car
that will carry 25 passengers at
a time. -The company already htt
a large locomouve ' tor - hauling
train to Willamlna and back to
Grand Ronde, and two geared e n
gines. - ' !.:.,! --:: w . . '
For those who are Interested la
knowing freight rates. It may be
said that the tariff schedule No.
1 states that for thhe carrying of
first class freight from the be-f '(
ginning to the end, of the line,
the charge is 32 Vi cents per 100,;
'pounds..- - - f
In carload lots. It will cost $20
a car to travel over the entire;
line. Hay and straw travel cheap- ,
er, as the tariff provides for the .-.
payment ot $16 a car tor a trip
over the entire line. . ' -it
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A real sweetheart for a girlie
To win one, oh,t think of the joy ! -
Seaman Dies from Wourids
Received In Rough Water
SEATTLE,: Wash.. Jan. 6. 1?
Caspar, Fosterwold, 29 years 61d,
a seaman on the United States
lighthouse tender Heather, stat
ioned off wean Bay. Wash., died
irum injuries received when a
small boat in wnich he was pro
ceeding to shore, capsized, throw
ing him on .ihe beach' under the
boat. , The body was brought here
tooay. i ;
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NEW YOItK. Jan. C The jfew'
1'ork club of the American league
today released Nelson Hawks, out
fielder; Ray; French, shortstop.
and, Jesse Doyle, pitcher to the
Vernon clnbi of the Pacific coast
league in payment for Catcher Al
Devormer, Who was obtained f rom I
mat ciub ias( spring.
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