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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1924)
SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14x 1924 . ,
Tlie Father of tHe Christmas Seal
(Continued from page 2)
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that the Christmas
stamp ought to be
sold ' at - postoffices
Twenty years 'ago a yonng mail
clerk ii a small postomce in Den
mark yras working far into the
night on Christmas Eve distribut
ing holiday greeting - cards and
letters. He - saw that as a
rule . they would go to comfortable-homes,
housing happy, vigor
ous -'families. But he , knew, too,
' that where kind Christmas wishes
and .good Christmas deeds . were
. most; -needed, there likely would
; not come even a brief word of
greeting. 1 An inspiration seized
him. Why not spend this money
to alleviate the condition of the
unfortunate? Perhaps by a tax
on greeting cards this could be.
His fertile imagination soon pic
tured a device to, encourage the
practise and put a voluntary tax
on it too and . thus in : Denmark
was born the idea of the Christmas
Seal, in 1903.
Now jlet us. peVm.it this erstwhile
postal clerk, the father of tht seal,
Einar Holboell, to tell the story
of the evolution of his dream into
; reality. 1 '
"The people of Denmark regard
'Christmas as the greatest holiday
"of the year. stated Mr. Holboell,
who is now postmaster at Char
lottenbond. on a recent "visitto
New York. "Everybody observes
it, and all hearts and hands are open
at this season.
and should cost only
a infle, so that every
one could afford to
buy it. The weli-to-
do, who-send many
letters, would spend more money,
but the poor could have the pleas-j
ure ot helping, too.
, "A committee of men of distinc
tion was formed, and through their
influence, I obtained the permission
of the Ministry to sell the stamps
at postoffices for the benefit of a
fund to erect a hospital for tuber
culous children. So a year after
the idea " came to me, the first
tuberculosis Christmas stamps were
old in 1904. i
"The return far' exceeded ' our
expectations, totalling 70.000 Dan
ish crowns,"or about $10,000. Year
by year the income has increased.
Last year it was 217,000 crowns,
and, during the twenty years they
have been sold, a total sunt of
2,700.000 crowns has been realized.
"Our committee has erected a
hospital accommodating 165 tuber
culous children, and since it . was
opened, a total of 3,000 little girls
and boys have gone to the institu
tion at Kolding Fjord and been
healed. We now have three homes
for weak and undernourished chil
dren, and besides have contributed
generously to societies which aim
to ,help sick and poor children in
The first sale in the7' United
States was in 1907. when. Miss
Emily P. Bissell,. of Wilmington,
Delaware, adopted the idea to raise
funds to maintain a tuberculosis
once, shack of eight beds on the banks
of the Brandywine, securing $3,000.
She in turn, had read a 'magazine
article by the great philanthropist,
Jacob A. Riis, describing the
Danish tuberculosis stamp he had
received on the back of a letter
from the city of his birth Copen
hagen. Miss Bissell next aspired to ex
tend the work by a national cam
paign, and interested the American
Red Cross. The 1 first national
Christmas Seal sale occurred in
1908, and brought in $135,000. Each
year since the sum has increased
just as it has in Denmark. 1
'Einar Holboell, the inventor of
the Christmas Seal, could not pos
sibly have forseen its magic health
value today, not ' only in raising
funds to continue the work, but in
carrying to millions of people
every . holiday season the stimulus
to guard against disease. These
tiny pieces of paper, multiplied a
billion fold, have had an inestim
able part in teaching the public
that tuherculosis can be orevented
can be cured. The double-barred
cross which each one bears is the
emblem of the ; anti-tuberculosis
work throughout the world. . i
The Christmas seal has carried
to the farthermost parts of America
the news that people neea not aie
from tuberculosis. During the
period the seal has been in exis
tence, the death rate in this coun
try from the disease has fallen
from 198' per hundred theusand
population to 95, a saving of over
100 .000 lives this year. "
Who would have guessed that
Mr. Holboell's little penny Christ
mas Seal could grow to be so big?
combined the Delta PJii emblems
At the Beta Chi house which
received from 8 to 9:30 o'clock
Mtsa Eva Tacheron opened the
door. The guests were introduced
to the receiving line which includ
ed: Miss Dorothy Owen, Mrs.
Alice H. Dodd, Miss Frances M.
Richards, and Paul Wallace, by
Miss Verna McKeehan. In the
first living room a color scheme
of blue and gold was used, while)
autumn tones predominated in
the second living room. Miss
Margaret Legge and Miss Frances
Hodge presided at the punch
bowls, with Miss Margaret Raught
Miss Kathryn Rossman, Miss Lois
Taylor, arid Miss Cleo "Weddle as
sisting in the serving. Miss Carol
Cheney and Miss Helen ! Gatke
were alumnae members of the
sorority present for the evening.
Josephine and Beatrice Evans
presented each guest with a dewy
bunch of real violets as a favor
from the sorority.
Calling hours at the Alpha Phi
Alpha house were from 9 to 10:30
o'clock. The guests were greeted
at the door by Miss Marian Wyatt.
Miss Ann Silver introduced to the
receiving line. Those in the line
were: Miss Edna Schriebur, Mrs.
Hattie Durkheimer, Dean and Mrs.
George H. Alden, Professor and
Mrs. E. C. Richards, Miss Juanita
Henry, Miss Elaine Clower, Miss
Volena Jenks. and Miss Esther
Moyer. Yellow chrysanthemums
were used throughout in the dec
orating. . Presiding at the punch
bowls were Miss Hazel Malmsten
and Miss Nora Pehrsson. The
Juniors of the sorority served,
while the sophomore members of
the house assisted in the rooms.
Piano numbers were given during
the evening by Miss Eugenia Sav
age and Miss Ethel "Marks. Miss
Alberta Koontz presented the
house favors of the evening which
combined mistle-toe sprigs with
the house emblems.
The Woman's Missionary society
of the First Christian church will
celebrate -Missionary day with a
formal program at the church this
evening at 7:30:
Carl Wenger ' -Scripture
Mrs. John Humphreys
Reading . . "Not Understood"
Hazel Hutchinson ' .
Soprano Solo But the Lord is
Mindful of His Own
Mrs. Harry Styles
Picture of Hattie Mitchell Present
ed. . Ele Bent'amo Circle
l Melba Robinson .
....... .Willing Workers Class
i Beatrice Newcomb.
Pantomime O Zion Haste
' Hattie Mitchell Circle
Soloist Mrs. Geo. Cherrington
v Carl Wenger
Reading . . ;
. . . .When Little Grandma Sang
Mrs. Frank Brown
Soloist Hallie Hinges
' Mrs. O. J. Hull r ji
If the meek inherit the earth
soon, they will inherit a few sit
uations wherein meekness doesn't
Pay- i i:.r.
Correct this sentence: "Our
team hasn't scored this year. said
he,; u"but nobody knocks the
Violent exercise doesn't cause
muscular rheumatism. Who ever
heard of a rheumatic' tongue
Slowly man outgrows all of his
Queer beliefs except the one that
he can lick Wall Street.
A Gleamy Mass of Hair
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at any drug or toilet counter and
"Just see how healthy 'and youthfu
your hair becomes. Adv.
Santa Flings Wide
the Gates of
Through a fortunate purchase of the stock of toys originally consigned
to Ilauser Brothers we are in a position to offer you absolutely first
class toys at a great reduction over what you would normally have to pay.
Santa was ia our store all day yesterday and gave a present to every
kiddie who came into the store.
Erector Sets, Tricycles, Teddy Bears, Tops, Toy Stoves, Scooters, Air Guns,
Doll Carriages, Gilbert's Toy Tool Sets,' Wagons, Tinker-toys, Drums,
Ives' Electric Trains, Toy Autos, Balls, Boats, Blocks, Toy Dish Sets,
Steam Engines, Games, Toy Musical Instruments.
Peoples Cash Store
Corner Court' and Commercial Streets
S. Director, Frop.
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The Ampico in the Knabe or in a
more moderately priced piano may be
easily purchased on convenient terms.
We will" accept your old piano in' par
tial payment Prices 985 to $5000. A
foot-power model at ?845.
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Would you like to express yourself in a Christmas gift that will bring joy to your
children every day for many years to come? ' I
m 1 At a touch of the finger the Ampico will bring the world's greatest pianists to your
room Levitzki, Munz, Orensteine, Rach maninof f Rosenthal and- a host of other
supreme artists will play for your family whenever they wish to hear them.
Picture these delights day after day. Year after year ever new, ever alluring;
imagine this master music played on the Knabe, that finest of all pianos and ash
yourself this! question: -j . j
"What better gift than this?" - k
; At our store you may hear the Ampico in the Kiiabe tomorrow if you like
Samples Demonstrations Trade-Ins
Instead of waiting to offer these Pianos
after the holidays, we are doing so now
to give this Xmas Sale an extra .value
giving feature. Every one a great bar
gain; The j very low prices should appeal
to those who wish to practice economy.
$100 Upright Piano $ 75
$ 1 25 Upright Piano , $ 80
$1 50 Upright Piano . . 95
$1 75 Upright Piano $125 '
$200 Upright Piano . $115
$250 Upright Piano .1. ... $140
$275 Upright Piano ......L....... $165
$300 Upright Piano $185
$350 Upright Piano $210
$375 Upright Piano . . . ...... 235
$450 Upright Piano . .1. ... t $265 -
$500 Upright Piano . ....... I $285
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New ; ; Q
Regular Prices $950
Now Reduced to
! $6i5 i
Very. Latest models in Victrolas,
: Edison, Columbia and Starr
as Low as '
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. . $10, $15, $22, $35, $49, $60, $75 up ,
AH Makes. Terms $3 a Month.
New Player . Piaeos
$295, $395, $495 and Up
' Terms as Low as $10 a Month V
We also have a complete stock of Records, Sheet Music, Band Instruments and
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432 State Street
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