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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM- OREGON
Carries Association -Program to Boys
GREATER SALEM DISTRICT NUMBER, MARCH 1923
SPLENDID RESULTS OBTAINED
BY WQRK IN MARION COUWTY
Seventeen Clubs Numbering 353 Boys Now Operating
Under Direction of Count y Organization - Activi
ties of Association Nu merous and Varied and
1 Touch Every Phase of Boy Life
The County Work Department
of the Young. Men's Christian As-
iociatlon attempts to carry to the
boys and young men of the small
er towns and the rural districts
the four-fold program ;whlch the
city association holds out j to the
boys and young men of the larger
."centers of poulation.
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There IS -wis one material an
ference between the two types of
'H organization. .. The activities of
the . city association . are centerea
about a building equipped with
the apparatus and paraphernalia
necessary to (carrying on the Var
ious phases of association work
physical, intellectual, service and
devotional. The investment of
the city association generally runs
into the ' thousands of dollars ne
cessitating the employment of a
more or less extensive staff of sec
retaries In its maintenance. v
. Tb9 county ' association iworks
through organizations - anTTagen
cies already in existence for the
own separate; f leiaa without con
flict or duplication of effort.
' The activities of the.county as
sociation are numerous and var
ied. Most of this work, is carried
on through 1II-Y. clubs. Junior-x
clubs and Pioneer clubs. Meet
ings are held; weekly to meet with
an adult in charge as club leader
although the boys have their own
organization so far as the officers
of the club, are concerned and con
duct the meetings themselves.
While Bible study forms the cen
tral activity at these club meet
ings the social side of the boy life
is also stressed In programs, vllter
ary and musical numbers, debates,
etc..' while athletics also forms a
part of each meeting.
i Father and i son banquets are
conducted under, the auspices of
the .various local committees
wherever possible. Already this
year three such banquets have
been held at Wood burn, Stayton
and- Turner .with 190 fathers and
on boy problems, 'encourage at
tendance at Sunday school and
church, conduct special Sunday
afternoon meetings for boys and
men and conduct services, in the
various-churches of the town and
community. In addition to these
trips the Stayton Hi-Y club has
made two trips to small outlying
towns under the leadership , of
Prof. O. V. White, Three Sun
day afternoon meetings for men
have ben conducted under the
auspices of the county association
so far this year, two at Stayton
and one at Woodburn with atten
dances aggregating 11S. Out of
these several activities have come
GO Christian decisions, 17 boys
have joined church and 64 men
and boys have taken forward steps
or reconsecrated their lives to
Christian service. 'J'i.
At the annual convention of the
county association at Stayton last
November there : were 140 men.
women - and boys present from
every corner of the county, indi
cating the widespread interest this
movement - has gained since its
introduction to Marion county less
than four years ago.
Forty boys and leaders attend
ed the Hi-Y conference .at Silver
ton last October, and Marlon coun
ty, outside of Salem, -sent 55 del
egates " to the Willamette ( Valley
Older. Boys' conference at Eugene
last December. Twenty-one del
egates, ten of ' whom were boys
representing Hl-Y clubs, attend
ed the Interstate 'Y' v convention
at Portland, last :week. !
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Olallie Lake Site to Be Fitted
Up As Perrhanent'Camp
by Y.-M.C.'A. .
Marion County Delegat ioti , to State Oldef Hoys Conference
COUNTY. "Y" HAS GOODS
Report Shows What Organiza-
tion Docs in Marion
Xi few figures 1 that are ohly a
fraction of the real facts: '
No. of organized groups. .;. .
No. of boys In these groups.
Men serving on Committees
as club leaders .
Y0UP1B BOYS TO
County Association Introduc
ing Work for Boys hrom
12 to 15 Years ,
SEES GOOD II
: T PROEM
Bible Study at Salmon River Camp
promotion of better manhood. It
4 has no equipment except such as
each local v organization cares to
9 provide or such, as is made availa
ble for the use of Its members ny
i churches, r schools and other or
ganizations. Its staff consists of
! ,-one paia secretary, wno i
Z mtifa officer of the county eom-
mlttees and all of Its activities are
fllrected by this secretary through
rolunteer local, committees upon
tbe authority and advice of a vol
unteer connty. committee. v ;
Tne Marlon county association,
i aow In its "fourth year, numbers
353 .'active bor members divided
Into 17 different croups. In ad-1
Idition to these members there are
57 men, who have volunteered their
services either as members of "the
county: committee, local commit-
1 tees or leaders of clubs. The ex
v pensea incident to the maintenance
ef the . county. organization are
met by.' voluntary,' contributions
4 from scores of men. r and -women
throughout the county, "who. In
, that 'm'afiner. - show their Interest
In the association and its four-fold
program.' . . '.
Edwin Socolofsky, a Salem boy
and a, graduate of Willamette uni
versity,: Is 'executive secretary of
the Marion county association,
and rhe has associated with him a
group of 19 men from all sections
of the county directing the work
as -a county committee, i -Luther J.
Chapin ef. Salem Is chairman of
this committee, ; W. I. Kuzer" of
Salem ..is vice-chairman, 'Bi ,r'.
Youel of Silverton is secretary and
Prank, E. Brown ot Salem Is. trea
surer. The other members of this
committee are ' A. ,13. Austin . and
T. E. .'Fagan.'ot Woodburn: Cam
lL Brown, A. M. Bjrrd and John S.
Harper of Gervais; T. O. Davis of
Jefferson ; TU ,L: Hershberger, and
L. aMcShane"of ilubbardr3 Geo.
W. Hubbs, H. I: Stenbers and M.
C. Woodard of Silverton ;1W. A.
Wed4le;and O. V-.Whlte of Stay
ton;! A. L. Lindbeck anl Paul B.
Wallace of, Salem.. .
f Through the courtesy of the
Salem city association, the county
organization has been allowed of
fice space in the city 'Y here but
except for this there is no connec
tion between the city and county
organizations, each filling their
sons getting together for heart to
heart talks on man and boy prob
lems at the two banquets. Plans
are now on foot -for similar ban
quets at Jefferson, Silverton, Hub
bard and Gervais.
Nine prominent and able speak
ers have addressed , student body
assemblies at high and graae
schools throughout the county al
ready this year under the nuspices
of the county; association. These
include the Rev, Ward Willis Long
of Salem, Prof. J. T. Mathews of
Willamette TJnlverslty. Prof. C M.
Panunzio of ! Willamette Unlvers-
I ity. Prof. Roy R. Hewitt of the
Oregon Agricultural college, j. a.
Landers, president of the Oregon
State Normal school at Monmouth;
George M. Brown, associate jus
tice of the Oregon supreme court
and A. ,E.' Yentr executive secre
tary of the Oregon-Idaho Y. M.
C. A. Arrangements have -been
made for speaking tours by Dean
John Straub of the University of
Oregon; Prof. J. L. Hopkins -' of
the Pacific 'nniverslty and Fred
Lockley, feature writer for the
Oregon - Journal. It : is. estimated
that'5000 students have attended
the meetings already held and the
attendance at similar meetings yet
to 4e held lis expected to bring
the grand total ot boys and girls
reached through this avenue d ur
ging the year up to more than
7000. , - , ,
: Six community sings have been
conducted - by the association so
far . this year, two at Gervais,
three at Stayton and one at Mar
ion with an, aggregate: attendance
. Eight high school sings -have
been- conducted with attendances
aggregating 1 600.- Three of these
were at Silverton, two at Stayton,
two at Woodburn and one at Hub-
Men volunteering other service 38
uepuiauoa irips ...... . . . . .
Hi-Y Gospel jTeams .2
Sunday afternoon, ' Men's Meet
ings l-.-iSV-.v. . ........ -3
No. men and boys present ... 1 1 8
Christian decisions . . .' fiO
(23, boys at Training school
have no opportunity to Join
church.) ' ' : .; f
Joined church .............. 17
Forward steps .'.....,......64
Father and Son Banquets t . , . . .3
Fathers and sons present. ... 190
. ( Continued on page 4 ) ' i
High School Student Speaks
: Good Word for 1 Work
J of Association
With a view, to1 reaching the
younger boysrithe boys from 12 to
15 years of age the Marlon county,
Y. M. C. A. ' is . introducing the
Pioneer work of its Christian Cit
izenship Training Program . into
the county. Already one Pioneer
club has been organized at Wood
burn and several , other. groups of
these younger boys are being lined
up for Pioneer lubs, according to
Secretary Socolofsky of he county
1::' I come . directly "under
"Experience nas provea5inai u
Is always bests to follow natural
tendencies in boy nature in trying1
to carry on a ; program that will
be effective in the : results desir
ed," declared Secretary Socolof
sky in commenting upon the
Christian Citizenship . Training
Program of the county associa
tion. "Our desire In Introducing
the Pioneer work into this county
la to direct these natural - tenden
' (Continued on' page's) : -t
; (By - RONALD M. HIJBBS)
Member Silverton "Jr-Y Club
Anyone who takes an aetive
interest in the "Y vork of Mar
Ion county can readily see . the
benefits of-this organization, bjit
I doubt "ft there are many of them
who appreciate the work ' -doie
more than , l the boys who have
, Us influ-
f. .- . .... : ' -fc . : .i
ence. : ; . . .
The participants and organizers
of 'Y" clubs have seen .the great
responsibility of banding togeth
er, those who are perpetuating
Christianity. Through this . med
ium, many boys have been taught
the principles that serve as a bas
is to Christian character. .
The greatest factor, perhaps, In
extending these principles, is the
- (Continued on page 4) '
Probably no other feature of the
varied activities carried on by the
county- Y. M; C. A. carries with it
so great an attraction, to; boy na-i
tures as does the annual camp.
- Although It is stilt several
months befdre the opehlng of the;
next camp the 11 or 12 boys from
Marion county who attended, the
state Y' camp at Salmon river
last year are - already ;"rarln'v. to
gj" to the next camp, taking with
them as many more -. of their
friends 'who have heard of the
wonders of . camp life from those
who have enjoyed the experience.
OlalUe- Lake, situated at the
base of Olallie Butte In .the ex
treme northeastern corner ; of
Marion county, has been selected
a the site of the next camn and.
Program Described aS Only j as is hoped, the permanent camp
Olallie lake is a . mile and a
half long and three-fourths of a
mile wide, has a rock bottom and
the water is sufficiently v warm
during the summer months for
swimming. Olallie Butte, Just
back, of the lake is a large moun
tain,' over 7000 feet high, from
iV CLUBS GUT
Link Between School
By O. V. WHITE
9upt ot Schools, Stayton, Oregon
The ; high, school student as
such, has do organized connection!
with the church while pursuing
his active school duties and con
versely the church has no organ
ized grip on the life of the; school.
. The Hi-Y presents.. a, welt or
ganized and spiritual" .program
With a-, fascinating seriousness
which . at once appeals to . the
thoughtful and worths while boy. -A&l
view it'the Hl-Y Is the only
organized Christian machine with
power and virility enough , ,to I
command the respect "and. elicit I
the manly support of our. strong
boys In school. . I
. The HI-Y finds thel'boy In tke
school room, the . laborjatory ;or
on ; the ball field- and there pre
sents to him . a program ; which
makes Christianity, at once vital
and all-embracing, 'since, it touch
(Continued on page 5) ' -
Worth While Work Believed
Being Done by County
(By A. E. AUSTIN', of Woodburn)
Member 3Iarion County Y' Com-
The . religious program of the
Marion County Y. M. C. A. is one
of the outstanding and worth
while activities of the organiza
This .Work Is not 'prompted in
competition with or In duplication
of the regular church program In
the communities where the Y Is
functioning but it Is : in coopera
tion with and - doing additional
work In the organization of 'boys'
week day Bible study classes in
connection, with Hl-Y clubs and
younger boys organizations.
The county secretary has as
sisted In the organization of Bi
ble study groups at the Boys
Training school and the Indian
school at Chemawa where a goodly
number of boys have been helped
Through arrangement with the
county association the Willamette
University v deputation I team has
visited Stayton twice and I Gervais
and Woodburn and Silverton once
each for .the purpose of interesting
boys and young men in the Chris
tian life. These trips generally
cover three days during which the
deputation team members engage
In hiking trips with boys of the
community. 1 conduct conferences
Marion County Hi-Y Conference, Silverton, Ore Qct,' 14-15, 1023
O r e fifon N o r mal
v Monmouth, Oregon
J, i Disinguished lor the teaching power it inculcates in it? students.
The method employed is' based on movement of the mind in acquiring and elaborating
knowledges-natural method, which mastered, imports unusual skill in teaching.
Spring Term.:....... .March 26, 1923
Summer Term.....:.:. ..June 18, 1923
Fall Term:. .... ..... . ..Sept. 24, 1923
Students may enter any; of the courses
with equal advantage at the beginning of
any orie of the four quarters of the year.
"Woodburn Hl-Y Club Altepresentative Group
whose summit can be seen Mt.
Hood. Mt. Adams, Mt. -St. Helens
and Mt. Rainier on the north
while to the south, Mt. Jefferson,
Three Fingered Jack, the Three
Sisters, Mt. Washington and the
Diamond Points and many other
smaller mountains are easily risi
ble. ; t -
Around blallie "Butte are situa
ted and visible from its crest some
41) different lakes, all within rea
sonable hiking distance. Jeffer
son park is only ten miles from
Olallie lake and Is easily accessi
ble by trail now and will be by
auto road within a few 'years.
This is unquestionably one of the
beauty spots of the Cascades and
with its many Interesting sights
and side trips made the Olallie
country a. very desirable ; location
for a permanent camp site. .
Here it is expected to erect ca
bins . for. the accommodation of
campers and to provide such oth
er conveniences as will add to the
joy of camp life. The forestry
department has promised its co
operation in the improvement, of
this site and in making it accessi
ble.. The lake is not entirely ac
cessible at' the present . time but
there will be within the next two
or three years an automobile road
to the lake Itself. At, the present
time it will be necessary to -pack
in from Detroit, which handicap.
however, cannot deter the-real
eamper . from taking advantage of
the . wonderful opportunity ' which
is there presented. i
Swimming, fishing, boating and
hiking such as can be found only
In the hills and lakes of the Pa
cflc northwest, will be offered to
the boys- who attend the "Olallie
camp next August In endless var
iety. But this will not constitute
the entire camp program by any
means. Able leaders will be In
attendance to direct the activities
of the boys into the proper-channels
and out-door Bible study
will be a feature of each day's
program with every boy In camp
Here is the daily . schedule of
activities and a sample ot the Bi
ble study lessons Used: 1
6:35 Setting np exercises.
6:40 Morning dip. . 4 :
7 to 7:30 Bible study.
7:35 Breakfast. .
8:15 Camp duty. .Blankets
9:00 Morning program: hikes.
games, recreation. 1
12:45 to 1:30 Quiet hoar.
1:30 . Camp duty.
2:10 Afternoon program.
4:45 Afternoon swim.
5:30 Camp duty.
6:00 Supper. ; '
6:45 Store open. '
7:00. Twilight gamete - "
to closer fellowship with their
Saylor.' ., : . '
It has .been-the purpose of the
county 'organiaztiou from Its be
ginning tb emphasise the religious
side of its program, realizing that
the boys must have Christ in their
lives if ' they are to -develop ints
the most useful manhood. .
ltfen with a' vision of service as
taught by the Master and, a pur-,
pose to incorpbrate it 'into 'thtlz
every day living Is the great pres
ent day need and we "believe tlit
the County T Is 'doing, a "worti
while, work In helping some toyi.
and "young "men 'to get Into visloa.
and "throttgh their influences, to
pass it on to- the -fellows witi
Whom they associate.
God has blessed our efforts In
the turning of many yoting lives
to his service and we rejoice tfc&i
He has thus honored our efforts.
8:00 Campfire. j
9:ld Everiing devotidns.
9:30 Taps. v Lights 'but.
Itocka Character-r(Hold t-a
session on "'or 'near "some hig boul
der - ot .TOck) . Matt. 7: 2J 12 7. A
good foundation. 1. CorT 3:S-14.
" Practical Thoughts . .
All boys are building character
day by . day. . All builders have a
choice of : foundation. - All foun
dations wlll , be tried. Only .one
foundation will stand. f Jesus
Christ, is tie Rock of Ages."
""Every thought that we've ever
. . . had N . -..- - - -Its
own Jittle place, had filled.
Every deed we have done, go 2
- or oaa -
Is a stone in the temple we bulli."'
' ' ". SARGENT.
"Character, : not reputation, will
alone stand the final test.
The boys learn to endure harJ-
ship; to take care of themselvc3
with a minimum of physical equip
ment; to carry their share of tte
common load; to play and work
together as a team; to yield cta
dience to the law of the can?.
Here around the camp fire anl
under the stars, to many a bey
dawns the significance of spiritual
And what do the boys think
about it? I have got more out
of this camp than any other tv
weeks of "my'life. I have learr I
many, new songs that I delight t
sing. Del Brown, Silverton.
"It has meant a time of Joy a: Z
pleasure, a place where GoJ'a
greatness has been brought c :
through the study of his trees 1.: 1
flowers and all things of nature."
Frank Lockh art, Jefferson.
Salem . is ' loganberry head ?u ;
ters for all the world, and
sways be. ; The acreage I3 fc
!ng, and It will grow as fast
facilities are provided for t:.
care of the crop. .'; .
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