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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM,' OREGON ' T
f - THURSDAY MORNING, JULYt 26; 1923
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THE FIRST THING IN SALEM WAS A
SCHOOL; FOUNDED TO TEACH INDIANS
That School Developed Into Willamette University, and
Salem, Born an Educational Center, Has Grown as
Such, and Will Continue an Educational Center The
Cradle of. Education for the Whole Northwest Was
Here , ' - , .
i: By CHAS. J. LISLE
The first thing In Salem was
the old Indian school, founded to
teach the natives the ways of the
better- life. They had lired with
out God, without other than the
most primitive arts and practices
that will sustain life'. They lived
fat In the fat years; they starved,
or died, when the years went bad;
for, they diFnot know the hus
banding of resources from the full
to the lean; years. The first In-
' dlan. school was largely industrial.
If made the first principle of the
new j Christianity ; the practice of
the clean faee and the regular
meal and clothing all through the
year. ' ' ij' ' " :" : ' ' ' -
-Salem, founded, steeped In edu
cation, has always been an educa
tional center, j- ,
V; It has had no monopoly of edu
cation. I however; there are more
colleges, academies, universities,
schools, living and dead, in the
Willamette valley, ' than in any
i territory of equal size- in the
. whole world. !
' That's a broad statement; but
It Is believed to be literally, his
torically true. Following the ex-
; ample of 'the first Indian mission
that grew Into Willamette Univer
sity in Salem, the Willamette val
ley has been a seething cradle of
education. It was the home of
tealotg for education;" they -built
colleges 'before they dreamed of
-railroads, of politics,' of foreign
markets. They flocked In here by
ox-team, by sailing vessel, on foot
and on horseback, almost every
caravan with Its own pet college
seed packed in its traveling bag
The colleges were planted almost
s thickly as one would plant
hills of corn. There are literally
scores of such colleges and acad
emies that were founded in the
r Willamette -valley: many of them
finding some of their inspiration
along the long, weary miles of the
Oregon Trail, but every one nour
ished, by the first start as exem
plified In Salem.
' i Cnodle of jKducatkm
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And so Salem Is the cradle ofi
education for the whole north
west. . Many colleges have, taken
their inspiration from here; have
moved out from the ancestral
rock-a-bys of Willamette univer
sity in Salem, and - have taken
firm root elsewhere In the valley.
Same of them have grown amaz
ingly; the university of Oregon
and the Oregon Agricultural col
. lege are -among the strongest of
their kind in the United. States.
But always the first s art comes
back to Salem as the educational
'center of the northwest.
, The Salem schools have always
been of a high class since the
first days of private subscription
schools before the day of univer
sal education. The state capital
was located here before the Civil
war; Salem was still only a strug
gling little village when the pres
ent capitol building plans were
made. There were pessimists
back in the 70b, who declared
that It was an utter waste,"of mon
ey to build so large a capitol
building; they said that the Mar
ion county court house, a , con
temporaneous structure, was too
large for all the business that the
state of Oregon would ever have.
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SEL LING- SALEM- B 1ST RICT HEE:
Dates of Slogans
(In Twice-a-Week Statesman Following Day)
Loganberries, Oct. f.
Prunes, Oct. 11.
Dairying. Oct. If.
.., Flax, Oct. J.
Filberts, Not. 1.
Walnuts, Not. 9,
Strawberries, Not. 1.
Apples. Not. 21.
Raspberries, : Not. S0a
Mint, December T.
Great cows, sic.. Dee II,
Blackberries, Dee. IS.
Cherries, Dec. 19. 1
Pears. Jan. 4, If IB,
Gooseberries, Jan. 11.
Corn, Jan. 18.
Celery, Jan. 95.
Spinach, etc. Feb. 1.
Onions, etc., FebJ 9, .
1 Potatoes, etc, Feb. 15.
Bees, Feb. 23. - ,
Poultry and pet stock. Mar. 1.
Goats, March 8.
Beans, etc., March II.
Pared highways. March 22. I
Broccoli, etc, March 29.
Silos, etc, April 6. i
Legumes, April 12.
Asparagus, etc, April It.
Grapes, etc., April 25.
The capitol today isn't one third
large enough jto house all the
state's official business, let alone
all its Institutional activities.
That's one thing that Salem and
-the whole state has learned in the
local school of; experience.
The Salem schools now have an
attendance of more than 4000,
and the district a school popula
tion of more than 5000, between
the ages of four and 20 years.
These are cared for by 10 local
school buildings, one for the high
school proper, and the others for
the lower grades.! The high school
has a clientele of more than 1000.
It will be close to 1100, when the
junior high graduates come in at
mid-year. . . Hi
Junior High Schools
j The adoption or the Junior high
school Is believed to be a great
gain for education. It provides
for the adolescent boy and . girl,
some more, active industrialism
during these active years, and it
also specializes on the social " de
velopment -without which both
boys and girls leave school at the
end of the eighth grade, never to
return. By interesting them in
dustrially "and socially at the end
of the critical year, the Junior
high system carries them across
that dangerous gap, into the high
school proper. Some of the Salem
ninth-grade classes have showed
practically 100 per cent who go to
the high school proper, whereas
up to 50 per cent, especially of
the boys, dropped school at the
end of the eighth grade which
formed the tremendous gap be
tween the common school and -the
high school. j j
Salem has specialized on these
junior high schools, and the re
sult has been amazingly benefici
al. That is perhaps the most dis
tinguishing feature of the elemGB-;
tary school life of the city.
Good Private Schools
There are several Incidental or
private schools in Salem, that con
tribute much toward the educa
tional primacy of the community.
The parochial school has a consid
erable attendance, and is well con
ducted towards' the end of giving
a broad, liberal -schooling. There
are' no kindergarten schools in Sa
lam; rather strangely, too, for the
whole community tendency is to
ward starting fem early and keep
ing "em everlastingly at their
books. But the primary grades
of the public schools take the
children at so tender an age, that
a kindergarten system seems su
' The Capital Business College
has been a Salem institution for
30 years; most of this time under
the'same management, with Prof.
V. I. Staley at its head. It has
turned out armies Of capable ac
countants and business specialists
who have gone out to conquer the
world of business and of trade.
No school in the northwest stands
higher in point; of achievement.
Business men write or wire in.
"Send me one of your graduates,"
with the assurance that whoever
goes out with the Capital seal of
approval, is competent and safe.
The Capital State Normal school
was for many years a notable Sa
lem institution. Prof. J. J. Krapps
Us- founder, died a year ago, and
in Daily Statesman
Dins garden. May S.
Sugar beets, sorghum,
Water powers,, May IT.
Irrigation. May 14.
Mining, May 21.
Land, irrigation, etc., Jane T.
Dehydration, Juna 14. I
Hops, cabbage, etc June 21.
Wholesaling and Jobbing
Cucumbers, etc., July 8.
Hogs, July 12.
City beautiful, ate., July 19.
Schools, etc, July 21.
Sheep, Aug. 2.
National adTertislng, Ang. 9.
Seeds, etc, Aug. 19. ;
Livestock, Aug. 22.
AutomotlTe lndastry, Aug. SO.
Grain and grain products.
Manufacturing, Sept. IS. ; -Woodworking,
etc, Sept. 20, i
Paper mills, etc, Sept. 27.
(Back copies of the Thursday
editions of the Dally Oregon
Statesman are on hand. They are
for sale at 10 cents each, mailed
to any address.
the school proper has been discon
tinued, though the delightfully lu
dtd series of textbooks that r he
compiled is still being published.
The Influence of his kindly per
sonality and helpful teaching goes
on almost as if he were still pres
ent in the flesh. j
. Thef'e are a number of capable
schools of music in Salem; some
are only private teachers'- efforts,
but others are really competent
musical colleges, qualified to give
certificates. Salem has always
been a musical center, and good
instructors gravitate -here as sol
diers fall into step at the sound
of the bugle or drum. The Apol
lo club, the Willamette May Fes
tival association, the Salem Sym
phony Orchestra, end other local
organizations, are shining lights
in the musical world of the north
A Great University
Willamette University, of course,
is the one big thing In the Salem
educational system. i It has J no
municipal or state connection, and
is in the financial sense etirely
apart from the public consider
ation. But because it is support
ed so largely by the individual
people of Salem, and because so
many people of Salem are so in
timately connected with it, f by
their own graduation, or that of
their children, it is an integral
part of Salem's history. It gave
i he first direction and tone to the
educational progress of the state;
it has held rigidly to a standard
of high thinking even though
hungry or ragged or ill; and ft is
standing for a high-caste "Salem"
in a million distant places on the
globe where Salem prunes and pa
per and loganberries i and paved
streets are utterly unknown, i "
During the. recent school bond
campaign it was warned that if
the bonds, didn't carry so as to
provide adequate school facilities,
it would become the honorable
duty of the city to frown on a
rising birth rate, and to warn
new-comers not to bring their
children here they might bring
dogs or cats, but there was no
school-room for the "kids." The
bonds were voted by, a huge ma
jority, in the face of this warn
ing; the money is available, and
the first unit of the great con
struction program the high school
annex, is now almost completed.
Because of the excessive cost, a
second unit, the Grant Junior
High school building, was reject
ed. But there is no reason for
the stork to shun Salem, or for
the sign "No Children Allowed,"
to be hung out over the city
gates; there will be room and edu
cational facilities for all.
A MANUAL FOR
EACH SUBJECT .
Helps for Students
i ' i
Manuals,- Past Ex
amination Ques- i
Hons and An- r
The J. J. Kraps
Salem, . Oregon
SALEM AN EDUCATIONAL CENTER
The Salem Slogan pages of last Thursday
stressed the idea that there is business in beauty;
that the "City Beautiful," which is Salem, will be
the city big and prosperous I
j And this week it is just as proper to stress the
idea that there is cash in culture; academic learn
ing is an asset; university urbanity stands for
utility; there is position in polish; success in
i ' . ,4
And there can be no well rounded growth in
any city not equipped with the best possible edu
cational advantages; scholastic; industrial, com
By these tests, Salem is in the line of growth;
in the track of greatness.
There are many other tests; but these are
among the most important.
CASCADE BRAND HAMS,
Local Institute Recognizes
High gchool Credits Give
The Salem Conservatory of Music-is
another of the institutes of
training, and education, of which
Salem people may well be proud.
John R. Sites is the director, and
an able one, too, as his years of
experience in teaching, in opera
and solo work both here and in
Europe, has given him that which
only time and ejfort can give to
All branches of 4,muslc are
taught at the Salem Conservatory,
which is recognized by the state
of Oregon as "an Institution of
learning within the meanlng-of
the soldieas, sailors 'and marines
educational aid law." All sail
ors, soldiers or marines of , the
state of Oregon are entitled to
training here and same will be
paid for by the state, by this pro
vision of the law.
John R. Sites Is the director
not only of the conservatory but
is director of the Apollo club and
Salem Symphony orchestra, Wil
lamette Valley May festival
chorus. The last two mentioned
organizations were founded by
Mr. Sites., ,
The- Salem conservatory! grants
diplomas to graduating pupils,
and recognizes and gives credits
to high school students.
(Continued from page two)
tar, teacher of singing, president
for four years or the local Music
Teachers' association, identified
with the Cherrian band as soloist,
for several years in charge of
music at the Salem high school,
and she has been associated In
various capacities with the choirs
of the First Churchof Christ.
Scientist, the First Baptist church
and the First Christian church.
She was elected vice president of
the Oregon State Music Teachers
A Christian University de
voted to the training of Chris
College -of Liberal Arts
- College of Law
.School of Music
Register now for fall semes
ter. Second term of summer
school opens Monday, July 30.
Phone 317 for Information
BACON AND LARD
association, and . has made many
public appearances as soloist.
Lena Belle Tartar has attended
and graduated from musical in
stitutes In Chicago, Seattle, ani
from the OAC conservatory . at
Corvallis, Oregon, and has stud
ied under teachers of national re
pute, and the Tartar pupils are
many and well known to Salem
music lovers, there having ' been
several public presentations made
by the teacher. The conservatory
is located at 160 North Liberty
j. J. KRAPS & CO.
i OLD INSTITUTE
Father's Work Carried on in
Field of Education By
One of the oldest and best
known houses of education 1 or
firms contributing . to an educa
tional cause in Salem Is the firm
of J. J. Kraps & Co., furnishing
school supplies and school publi
cations. I J. J. Kraps, founder of the insti
tute, and for many years a teach
er in various schools of Oregon,
passed to his reward in October
of last year. Since that time the
management has been directed
by Kent S. Kraps, a son. The
school primarily established, in
1905 moved to the present loca
tion -in 1914 where It was oper
ated as a normal school for sev
eral years, but lately the firm :of
J. J. Kraps & Co., has manufac
tured school supplies mainly.
The business conducted by this
house is far-reaphingi and most
every teacher in the state con
tributes in some manner, either
through the purchase of supplies
or the subscription to some of the
publications to the support of th3
firm, i :'"".(" , '
The son, Kent S., has carried
on the work of his father, and
JOHN R. SITES
Director of 1
Teacher of Voice
Correct ! Breathing, Tone
Placing. ' Bel Canto, Coach-,
ing for Concert, Oratorio and
Opera. Diplomas and High
School credits granted.'
Phone. 620. 1150 . Court St.
Conducted by- the Sis
ters of the Holy Names
of - Jesus and Mary.
1. ' ' . '
Complete grade: and acad-.
emic courses, j Music de
partment: Piano, violin aud
harp. Refined : moral, Irf
tellectual , and practical
training in all womanly ac
complishments. Resident, and day students
classes resume Sept. 4
260 North High Street
Boost This Community
by Advertising on the Slogan
DID YOU KNOW That Salem is an educational center of
great and growing importance; that this city is the home
of historic Willamette University, larger now than ever
before, with an addition during the past year of a million
dollars to its endowment fund, $350,000 of which was con
tributed by the General Education Board (Rockefeller),
besides a ojiarter of a million dollars added to its build
ing and other funds; that all our other educational institu
tions are growing substantially; that this city is becoming
widely known as a music center and as such is attracting
students from all over the coast; that we have a splendid
system of public schools, and the people have voted bonds
for $500,000 in order to provide additional buildings and fa
cilities as fast as the growth of the population shall de
mand; and that this growing reputation as an educational
center is one of the great business assets of Salem, which
was born a school town and has made progress as an edu
cational center throughout all its history?
today the business is operated
upon the same principles that
made it the success that it is, and
made, possible its "weatherfng"
the storms of nearly 25 years in
the field of education. '" i
Local Institution Fills Place
in Community That Should
Be Much Appreciated
Seventy-two years In the edu
cational field, of which 62 years
has been In' the present building,
is the record of the Sacred Heart
academy which surely entitles the
institution of learning to be class
ed as a .pioneer in the education
al ranks. r
Every branch of learning com
monly covered in the day school
is embodied in the Instruction of
fered, and very exceptional oppor
tunities are offered In many
branches. Those 'who aspire to
be musicians will find that the
courses offered in harp, violin and
cello are second to none in the
valley. ; ' ,
A splendid library of many
thousand volumes is maintained
for ahe use of the students, and
they, are urged at all times to
avail themselves of all the equip
ment on hand. -
Sacred Heart is both a board
ing nnd day school; that is to say,
that it is a, day school for boys
and either a boarding or day
school for girls. Many girls who
otherwise- would have no home to
stay in avail themselves of the
bpportunity to live at the school
under' the pleasantChristian sup
ervision of the sisters.
A capable staff of instructors is
maintained at all times, headed
by lister Superior Helena, who
Lena Belle Tartar
. Control to Soloist
Vocal Teacher ( .
'School Credits Given
Voices Tried Without Charge
Studio 164 N. Liberty St.
Phone 334 or 1483-W
Auto Electric Work
B. D. BARTON
j 171 S. Commercial St.
VI CK BROS.
QUALITY CARS ,
SSgh St at Trade
has spent a lifetime in building
up the character ofthe boys and
girls who have come under'' her
attention.. , ,
The last graduating class, of the
high school department consisted
of eight, while from the grammar,
school department. 'l 5 were, sent
forth to fake their place fn the
high school life of the valley.
MOVIE ACTOR SUED
LOS ANGELES, July 21. Suit
for divorce against Tom Moore,
motion picture actor, brother of
Owen ad Matt Moore, also screen
stars, was. filed in superior court
screen actress, who charged cru
here today by Renee Adoree,
Your Next Goal
Ton have finished' high -choot
and. like all wide
awake gradnates. . are look- '
ing to college.
The State of Oregon offers
yon. the best of training; and
a . collegiate dgree in the
' leading pursuit and profea- .
'liens, aa follow:
Commerce, Forestry, Home
Economics, Military Science
and Tactics, Mining, Phar
macy. Vocational Education,
Student life at the College '
ia rich in opportunities for. ;
leadership and personal cul
ture. . - . - . . .
FALL TERM OPENS"
SEPTEMBER 28, 1923
For information writ to -
THE REGISTRAR . ;V
Oregon Agricultural College
Next Week's Slogan
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Salem was born a school town and has grown
throughout all the years as an educational center.
THE OUR TREES 1
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ereryone who wishes! C At Pf T TJirDClTnv
to. Inculcate high prtn- DALfcfil IiUKofcUI
ciples of manhood into PflflTPATJY
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