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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1926)
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ing a Credit tothe Hknd.'Work the YASchool Is Located on Pacific HiehWaV a Mile and a Half I NoriK ofWooM tumActiviti of ln8tftun to be 'Increased in toUowng Months
Br L. M. GILBERT
VtTTlIEN inl890 plans were
jf .T . being made for the state
v - reform school, it was urged
by a training school man that the
cittage system was best adapted
to meet requirements, , to which
suggestion Goyernor Pennoyer re
plied: "Build an imposing build
ing on that little butte an
ornament to the architecture
Of the state." And thus , it
came Into being- a tall high
Celllnged . building of pleasing
appearance, but no more adapted
to the" purpose for which- the
fathers were spending ..their
Snoney than an oxteam would be
on a modern farm. - '
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TO BE USED SOON
;Entire Cost of School for
h Feeble Minded Building..
1 Set at $49,630 -. - '
Dr. J. N. Smith;' superintendent
'of the Oregon State scbool for the
ifeeble minded, is planning, .to
move the girls Into the new girls
idormUory cottage 'byi themidle
of this month. The cottage1 lias
been completed, and but,waits th
insuilation of the water system
and of bedding and furniture; j
Entire cost of the building,, in
eluding the furniture,! -HM&0.
84. Of this amount the constmc
tlqn of the building under the gen
eral contract takes up, 1 jSSOO,
Heating and plumbing ('cost
SOS.rs. Electrical ' wprk costs
$720. Tile work cosrts $475.
chairs, beds,' rugs; Arelt&radenk,
sheeting, towels; " and; .blaTiKets;
cost $3956.741 ' Architect's fees
amounts to $1765.35: ;;.w;nalBofaflWa;io tile.
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Xow 2irls Dormitory at the State Institution for the Feeble Minded,
. Salem. Fred A.fLgge, Architect. Albert A. Slewert, , General
General appearance . of the
building is .the same as that of
the .other cottages. : One notice
able improvement," however, 1 is
that porches have been built ra
ther than sun rooms, this for the
purpose of allowing the patients
as much air' as possible when the
. ELxterlor is finished In white
stuccb: The woodwork' is f inish'
ed In white to harmonize with the
stucco; White columns support
the roof orer the! main entrance,
which Is on the southwest side. I .....
There are eight dormitory
rooms in the cottage, for on each
of the two floors. Tro f ;these
rooms in the cottage, four on each
drawing, rooms, and the other six
for dormitory rooms. If neces
sary, 18 beds can ' be placed In
each room. ThTd will give the
cottage a capacity of over 100 pa
tients. Rooms are finished in a smooth,
white plaster. All the woodwork
is white to match. Two rows of
lights inclosed in . white frosted
. 388 North Winter .
Builder of the Girls
.Minded Institution; Miles Linen Mill,
. Valley Motor ;Co. new building
gregate. plenty basement, rooms
with cement rtoors were provide,
as living rooms for .Jthe , inmates.
The upper floors were unused In
the dally life of the inmates, ex
cept laa schoolrooms, auditor lun,
and dormitory, f The latter,"6ccu
pying the entire third floor, was
a menace to the lives ot the in
mates If i the institution had ever
beenj subject to the calamity of
fire. -""' ' ..-" .
! During the ten' years last past
many who were deeply concerned
for the welfare of those commit
ted to the institution hare urged
In season and ot 'ot season the
crying need for a new .modern'-institution
built on the cottage plan.
i And mow, thanks, to the untir
ing efforts of successive' expon
ents of the idea, and to' good fight
ing men, and -women, the new in-
shades supply ample lighting for
each room.. , , , .'
On each floor is a large bath
room, a portion four fet high, is
covered with smooth tile. This
Is plain whiteT th a, simple "blua
border. , The tily,it is claimed, is
ot such iqualityj as to last easily
the life time of, the cottage. There
are showers as ; well as (ubg on
eachj floor. .
Adjoining the bath- room, on
eachj floor is a larg rupmscpa-K
taming booths which the girls
will keep their clothes. At,th
left hand side" of the incline on
either floor is a .long, , narrow
room in which the most of the
ljnett Isj. to '"he kept. There ai
also 'email "close fv placed at Var
ous parts of the building in which
line will be stored. ' 1 -w
'..There are seven rooms in. tb0
cottage for the Ittenantsv Thest
rootns, ljike the .others, are finish
ed Jin while. All rooms in. the
cottage" have outside exposures
Windows are arranged in such a"
way ihalthy Vfiay betopened per-
mittlng rof ?iirculat(on without
dahgerous nfatti- r : -
ai luaiu kuuQK Uii iuts..ieuuuuiB
has been built in on the' platform i
"half f way iip the Inclineetween
the first and secop'iioorstrWin.is
The basement is constructed of
concrete, t It is frHek(lAd two
large wfngsr" Inthewest wfag' is
the large tank in which is con
tained the hot water. In either
wing is a row of basins to be used
by the girls to wash., their, teeth.
Cabinets are to be built to contain
the tooth brushes.
, Bed steads and bedding have al
ready arrived at the cottage and
are being stored in the basement
until they are installed. Dr.
Smith states he does not wish to
more in until the building is com
plete, and all furnishings are in
theiii jjlaces. . .s :
' The cottage .is to ; house "the"
smaller girls 01 he hlshgrade
subnormal types. ; Dr.; Smflh. as-
sertq that it will be his policy to
do as much as can be doneto im
prove on the 'minds of these girls.
By . housing theseJgirls"in'ta bun
galow by . themselves they will
haves little contact with the feeble
minded iof lower grades.
Eivlronment will be such as. to
be of best advantage to develop
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stitutjon located' on? and. a half
miles north t of the "Woodburn
arch - on ; j the i Pacific highway, is
ready for occupancy. .
i The new plant consists, first, of
the Administration building, fac
ing the west,: fifteen hundred feet
back J f robv- the highway.. - - ':Thls
building! ! provides space for the
offices, library " living rooms for
the superintendent, three school
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Building at the w Isoys State Training scnooi at nooonurn. j-iciurc 1, siiowh hip .u mini si ration
nuilcliiig: XO; 2, the entire group of buildings; Xo. , the nw barn; aiul granary.
roomajEkOdi . receiving ward or
hosnital.i iTnlted on the north
Vith a sp'lendldauditorium and a
SelightfuJ"' jmaasium on the
southelu!ppe&vwith showers. :
cThef-ss;it4b4 'space for den-
tal'vrorlc, wlftt dispensary work
adjoining, and a moving picture
booth in connection with the audi-
toriura.. I The ..structure is in ap
peaifance .very attractive, with
. iront' porch surrounded by columns-
ont both the main and sec
ond ; floors. ; 1 The . ? vails are gray
' stucco; , the roof a tiled.
Four cottages, two on each side
of the quadrangle extending back
bf the -main building, finished
with stucco and roofed with tile,
each for; the accommodation of
thirty bojys, are the realization ofJ
a vision!, caught thirty-six years
ago when Oregon first began to
buttdttojcar for its erring'youth
f ul itisen,s ' I ' ;
Coming into the cottage from
the. jlaygro,uo(l,in , the back, the
boys have, to the left of the. en
trance, the. locker room, where for
each boy. suitable space is provid
ed for clothing and personal - ef
fects. This room has a tiled floor
and the farther end of it is equip
ped with showers. At the right of
the rear I entrance is located the
lavatory,:! with provision for the
care of ij individual towels and
toilet articles for each boy. This
has cement floor. x
Passingup - throe steps and
through' !a, swinging! door to the
ment. The room's are all airy and
light. The best of; construction
has - beenjj used throughout. The
quarters jare to be" kept spotless,
allqwing Iof no material elements
that might be to disadvantage of
Instead of steps, long inclines
have been constructed ' to permit
of passage between floors. These
are more easily kept clean than
stairs and are much easier to tra
verse. Ii .
Linoleum will also be used for
the hall I ways. Dr. Smith says
it has been his experience that lin
oleum wijl wear better than matt j
ing. There Is a porch on the sec
ond floor over the entrance of the
building. There are also a porch
on each wing' of the rear of the'
building on the second floor. On
the first floor there is the porch
of the entrance, and to the rear
oh each -jwing f is a porch. The
porches an the first floorthave ce
A roa4 .'will be constructed
through the grounds, and past the
main entrance of this cottage. It
is tire 'plan to, have an asphalt
drive that will be tangent to the
main entrance of each cottage.' '
A cement sidewalk is to be
constructed . immediately. This
will join with the sidewalk; in
front ot the cottage adjoining on
the west, side,, and will lead past
the rear entrance to the cottage.4
Albert 'A, Siewert handled the
general Contract of the building.
Mr. Siewert also handled the gen
eral contracts for the Miles Linen
Mill and; tor the Valley Motor
Company's new building on High
street between Court and Chemek
main 'floor, on enters tbejewr
halt. At the left is an attractive
living room, well-lighted. ..to ,he
supplied ' with reading tables,
chairs, book shelves." and suitable
Jfldoop -games. AdJblaiHif, thistped' apartments;'
room is the matron's day room,
with windows on It he front of the
building. j " .
In the opposite i end of the
building from the! liting room ! i
the boys dining room, well-lighted
and cheer yi, .with serving
kitchen and pantry adjoining. f
An open stairway leads from
the central passageway up to the
second floor, which is divided into
two dormitories, 1 each with show
ers, lavatory of modern construc
tion and clothing room adjoining.
In the center front of, the build
ing, between the two dormitories,
are wo, rooms and bath for the
manager and house matron, while
in the center above is located'
very comfortable half-story room
with bath for the assistant man
ager who will also be responsible"
for the order in the- dormitories;
provision is made for observation
over each from the' sidfes1' bf his
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The object Otept in, mindin
planning, theaeu cottages s waa. Xf
provide for the ! day Hife ' of." th
companleajopjh, jnain jlxsr. an4
for night accommodations on the
second flpor.- ' Asd there are-no
"basements." There are no hid
ing places which are usually the
first suggestions of waywardness.
The playground back of each
cottage will afford ample room
for all outdoor play. Each com
pany Is distinct and independent
of the life of the neighboring cot
tage, which istbe realization of
a long-sought segregation for the-
welfare of theinmates., .
A central ' service, building , oil
has the "main. ffoor6,ccuplef.by
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His Mark Is On Many Public
, and Private Buildings
Fred A. Legge, architect for the
new girls'-'dormitoryt the-OrV-gon
state, institution for the fee
ble minded, has been an architect
for 25 years, maintaining an off Ice
in Salem all of that time, and part
of the time in Portland. He had
something to do with- practically
all of the 12 buildings of the state
institution- for the:feeble minded.
He began there with the beginning
ot- the -institution, - 3 y a
He was the architect for . Laiir
sanne hall of Willamette univer
sity, and for the rebuilding after
the fire of Waller hall. All up
and down Salem's principal streets
he , has "had something to do' with
nearly all the. business buildings,
either la, original construction, or
repairing. . His . years s her ,hav
been busy ones. " , . '"V , -
I lie is the architect Jor the new
now- about ready for, occupancy,,
lie, la; associated '.with .Mr.'VVhlte
hbuse of Portland fh piahhfhg and
overseeing the Balerft YMCA bulld-s
Ing. nearing completion. ' .
: Mr. Legge's ofice If In the Mur
phy, "building.-. Commefclil) 'and
State streets, Salem. t
.kitchen,- eold jstorage plant,. baK-.
ery, dairy, dining room for em
ployes, sitting 'room .with fireplace
aad; two living rooms.' On the
setoW 'floor are six nicely equip
: Beneath this building is the in
stitution commissary a large
cement building covered with ce
ment slabs. from the central
kitchen in this building food will
bei carried in conveyors around
the cement walks to the dining
room in each cottage, where -the
boys and cottage manager and
matron dine . together. After
iiMi..-iuiii mm : firm: sal. siSiuiiu
THE SALEM ( COMMUNITY
EXCELS the Iind oi Jerseyin jersey cows.
Two-thirds of the world's Jersey records
are in the Salem neighborhood.
Greatest Italian Prune center;in America.
- - Loganberry capital of-the? World.
Hop center of United States. .
rTt fruit canning community in the
1 grows finest flatn thi Western Jttemisphere.
The home of the Filbert nut,
. Biggest prodjioejvtf, Walnuts in-Nocthwest.
Leads America iir quality of clover.
Largest producers of bulb flowers in Amer
- v Unapproachable rfr Strawberries.
' Finest native Blackberries grown. ; -Largest
shipper of Celery In Northwest.
Pre-eminent in Poultry.
"Superior in rasberrfes, gboseberVies, peach
es, pears., corn,- broccoli, spinach,, potatoes,
beans, cucumbers and squash.
vAll this without irrigation just God's great
beneficence wonderful soil matchless cli-
m?teT-a place for the man or woman who glor-
les in the inscrutable achievement of nature.
:- : ' Daniel J.
E. Fi Slade :..:.:;;.:4-.iVice-Presideht'
Jos. H. Albert. . Cashier
H. E. Eakin....... iIil..Assistant Cashier
I. Needham ; Trust Officer
meal. t-he domestic -wock iin each
cottage will b5 done by a special
detail, under the direction of the
located south of "the. service
building, near - the' south , line of
the premises, is a modern heating
plant, while, on each , side .of the
court, leading back to the boiler
house is a row of shops to be
equipped" 'with the1 requirements
of a modern training school.
At the southeast corner of the
triangle is a two-hundred foot
well equipped with' a' splendid
j electric pump; supplying abund
ant water for the plant. The wa
ter is raised to a sixty-thousand
gallon steel tank; towering above
the tree-tops of the forest that
adjoins the field.
1 A' -modern dairy barn, 36xS0
feet, with cement floors and man
gers, up-to-date stalls and stanch
ions, - wxill-lig htfcd- jmd . x& ntilated ,
provides room for thirty cows. It
has, two..... silos... oval root . with
laminated rafters, providing
abundant space for bay and feed.
AH of the buildings previously
described 'were built by the con
tractor under the direction of
Knighton and Howell, the archi
tects. The barn was built by
boy-labor chiefly, .under the di
rection of the institution carpen
ter, G. If. Bestow.- It has been
the enduring ambition of the barn
builders to make ' a structure
creditable both in appearance
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The Maple Flooring
in the Roys Training School
was furnished by
.123 Kast Yamhill Street
who are In a position to fill
any -requirement la Oak or
Maple flooring from a board to
a carload at. attractive prices
anywhere and at. any time.
Contracts are. also taken, for in
stalling floors complete by ex
pert workmen. Their slogan is
"Floors of Quality"
Acres of Rtentjf
.PROVEN FA(TTS ABOUT
. Salem, Oregon
In the Land of MANY PRODUCTS
A LITTLE STORY OP CHEER FOR THOSE WHO ' WJtli PICK .UP THE TOOLS
THAT NATURE HAS PLACED IN' THE LAP OF THIS FERTILE COMMUNITY
NOT IDLE BOASTS BUT TRUTHS GLEANED , FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF
PRACTICAL MEN AND PUBLISHED BY JV SQM9 BANK OF FORTY YEARS
" ' . " :r ' standing ' 1 ; ' ' '
-IF-YGtt-COME TOgALEM-PLEASH CONSIDER THIS AS A LETTER OP INTRO
DUCTION TO OUR OFFICERS- CORDIAL WELCOME . AWAITS YOU FROM
EACH ONE OF THEM-WE SHALL BE ClAD TO GIVE YOU, WrTHOUT CHARGE.
THE BENEFITS OF OUR INFORMATION, AND TRAVEL BUREAU, WHJCH WILL
' " " .7 ; " ASSIST TOU INf MANY wXtS ' :. '
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THE BOYS TRAINING SCHOOL
ON THE BQYSt. TRAINING SCHOOL
Williamson & Bleid
" Painters ' and Decorators
. , 93, llth. Street
All Plumbing and Heating Equipment
Outside Water and ; Fir.' Protection System,. Outside
Sewer and Drainage System," in Boys Training School
Installed by ; . . . - - !
271 FIFTH STREET
SALEM THE CITY .
"VTOTED for its civic
JL 1 flowers and pretty lawns.
. Three hours from the cool Pacific. "
Seat of Willamette University.
Excellent schools. ; . " ,
Capital' of Oregon!.
Ten large fruit packing plants. "
Two great paper making plants.
A1 widely known woolen 'mill. , "
Ai large and fast growing meat products
plant. . - .1 , , ;
A new large linen mill. ,
One of the greater sawmills. . ,
Numerous other-industries. ' .
. , A, payroll of 5,000,000.00..
Tne market place of an empire. - ' .
Four good banks. - . ,
' Purest drinking water. ,
..Two fine daily papers.
23,000 satisfied people.: 'j
ItTOu.love taustand oiuhigh hillsjand drink
the. poetry of fertile valleys, come to SALEM.
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: A- LiyESLEY...,:..JOHN II. McNAUY
DANIEL J. FRYrt.:..PAUL B. WALLACE
. M. HOFERMl..::...;i..;..:JOS. ir. ALBERT
E. F, SLADE...,
. - Portland, Oregon
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Deauty broad streets,
R. E. LEE STEINER