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The New Oret.o Statesman. Salem. Oregon. Sunday Morning. December 23, 1928
No Decision Yet
On Health Clinic
Fund From Court
Pioneer Family to Gather
Christmas Eve at Mon
mouth; Annual Event
vinKMOIITH. Ore.. Dec. 22.
(Special) The Butler family of
Oregon la completing plans for the
48th consecutive reunion home
coming, which, beginning In 1880.
has been held every Christmas
eve since In the Butler family
home at Monmouth.
The originator of the reunion
was Joseph Bradley Varnum But
ler, pioneer of '49, who was the
first postmaster of Portland and
of Monmouth; and who laid the
first brick chimney for steam that
was laid in Oregon. On their
40th wedding anniversary, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Bradley Varnum But
ler who believed in making the
home the fundamental basis for
recreation and good fellowship
gave a family dinner in typical
old English style, and dedicated
the spacious ballroom In their
home to the perpetuation of an an
nual family reunion.
According to Mrs. O. D. Butler
of Independence, 93 Invitations
have been issued to heads of
families and Individual members
for the 1928 reunion. The most
distant members to receive Invita
tions are: Mabel Clair Ground,
and Harold Johnson, New York
city; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brou
gher, Brooklyn; Miss Myra But
ler, Boston ; and Harold Butler
Bryant, Chicago. The oldest mem
ber of the clan is Mrs. Sarah Jane
Ground, 19, of Portland. Other
surviving children of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Bradley Varnum Butler
are: Mrs. W. J. Mulkey Mon
mouth; Mrs. F. W. Fenton, Mc
Minnville; and J. B. V. Butler,
dean of Monmouth normal school.
This branch of the Butler fami
ly of America, tracing ancestry to
James Butler, who settled In Lan
caster, Mass., in 1653, now num
bers hundreds of members; while:
the "Butler Family Book." state 3
that prior to 1900, six thousand
names of Butler descendants had
been traced on this side of the
Atlantic' Conspicuous names a
mong the eastern branches of tho
family are those of Nicholas Mur
ray Butler and Samuel Butler.
Dean and Mrs. J. B. V. Butler
welcome four generations of Ore
gon Butlers Into the ballroom of
the old home for the Christmas eve
merrymaking. An address of wel
come opens the program, which is
rep lete with original talent, wit!
and humor. Santa Clans and an
enormous Christmas tree are next
in order, and after the distribution
of gifts a cafeteria tapper of good
things Is followed by tb dance,
which is popular with young and
Id. The quadrille, the Paul Jones
two-step, the three-step and "Com
In through the Rye',walU. are
recreated in this gay eld-young
atmosphere, aard are supplemented
by Intricate modern steps.
"Once a Butler, always a But
ler". Is a favorite truism of the
clan; so no matter how far away
chance and circumstance conspire
U I M ITT a HUT IBP Intfl .1 .
J" not forgotten by his kinsfolk.
and a vilMiniin Uwit, v.
reunion is sure to seek him out.
, Much speculation was offerr-d
but no decision has been made'0 by
the Marlon county court regarding
the matter of increased appropria
tlon for the child health demon
stration, it was indicated by the
"A good many statements have
been made, including one to the
effect that we promised this sup
port to the health demonstration
when it came," said Jim Smith,
county commissioner. "As a mat
ter of actual fact our records show
that we made a lower appropria
tion the second year than the
first, and that an agteement was
then made with Dr. Brown, head
of the demonstration at that time,
to the"1 effect that we -would give
11800 the third, fourth and fifth
years. This is the fifth, year."
Weller to Open
On Court Street
George C. Weller, a resident of
Salem for several years-up to
about ten years ago, will open a
store at 428 Court street, just
west o the Stiff Furniture com
pany store, on Saturday under the
name of the Weller Hardware
Mr. Weller has moved to Salem
a stock of paints and glass, gen
eral hardware, tools, builders' sup
plies and house furnishings, from
a store which he recently conduct
ed In Portland and has augement
ed this stock. The store room on
Court street has been pleasingly
Special lines which Mr. Weller
carries are Pittsburgh paints and
When B. C. Miles, prominent
local man, entered his home at
993 Court street late Saturday af
ternoon, he frightened away a
burglar who had been ransacking
the house in quest of valubales,
Mr. Miles reported to the police.
The burglar climbed out of .a sec
ond floor window and down a tree
to the ground, making good his
Several articles of jewelry, val
ued principally because of the
length of time they had been In
the family, were taken.
ethics; f;ot souls
"Modern theology is doing more
today to keep the young people
away from our churches than all
the moving picture shows," said
the Rev. J. N. Hoover of Santa
Crui, Calif., a Baptist minister of
national reputation, in his address
before. a large audience In the!
Gospel Tabernacle at ntn am
Ferry streets last night.
"Too many of our churches are
becoming an ethical society in
stead of a soul saving station.
Modern theology denies the full
inspiration of the holy scriptures,
the virgin birth, salvation by re
generation, and the origin of life
as given in the Bible. Modern
theology Is the chair of religion In
the school of evolution.
"You are taking atheism in
small doses when you accept th
doctrines of modern theology. The
20th" century evolution is modern
theoloy. If the Bible is not true, it
is not authority. If the Bible is not
the authority, it is not the inspired
word of God. If the Bible is not
the word of God. then we are de
ceived and on our way to everlast
ing death. The day has come when
defenders of the Bible are called
to the firing line against the arro
gant claims of modern theology.
"The one who will not accept
the bible as the inspired word of
God, should not hang around and
live off folks who do, Some men
are .so broad they are flat, so lib
eral they are ridiculous, and so
self conceited they are blasphe
mous. The denial of the Inspira
tion of the holy scriptures and the
rejection of the supernatural is
the fundamental propaganda of
Stayton 11 to 10
TURNER. Ore., Dec. 22. (Spe
cial) The Turner high school
basketball team deefated the Stay-
ton high quintet on the local floor
Friday night, 11 to 10. Marshall
Snyder, Turner center, was hlgb
Monmouth, Oregon. Dec. lf.
( Special Monmouth Rtbektb
members enjoyed a visit Thursday
night from Mrs. Louise Peroszi,
president of the state" Rebekah as
sembly. A delightful social hour
followed the regular session at
which time work was put on by
the degree team, which elicited
much favorable comment from the
rlsltor. While in Monmouth, Mrs.
Perozzl was the guest of the Mis
ses Alice and Maggie Butler.
Bat plenty of laxative food.
Fischer's TOASTED Wheat
contains all the wheat ber
ry wonderful flavor
easy to prepare a per
fect breakfast food, cooks
In three to five minutes.
How to Escape
Avoid so far as possible the places where
1 flu germs are most apt to be; crowded cars;
public meeting, places; warm, stuffy rooms.
Be careful of close contact with others and
2 beware of all coughers and sneezers; breathe
through the nose.
Get lots jrf rest Eat plenty of citrous fruits.
Keep the bowels open. Take every precau
tion to keep m good physical condition, so
your system will have high resistance against
Above all, avoid catching cold. Any cold may
be the forerunner of flu. Take Bayer As
yx pirin at the first sign of a cold and you can
ward It off. Gargle with Bayer, Aspirin at
first sien of sore throat as thiswill remove
v - , i - w - .
the infection. .
If you have any reason to suspect even a
touch of flu, call your doctor. . -: -; r
SPRING VALLEY. Ore., Dec
22. (Special) The Spring Val
ley school gave Its Christmas pro
gram Thursday night before a
large crowd. It. opened with the
singing of "Holy Night," followed
by a recitation. ''Santa ni.. i
Billie Snead. Other numbers
Olive St rat ton and Doris .Wind
sor In a dialogue. "What Means
Christmas?"; song by first and
second -grades; recitation.
"Christmas" by . James Smith:
recitation by Ila Smith; violin
solo, "Cradle Hymn." Ila Marie
Versteeg accompanied by Miss
Golda Martin; song. "O Little
Star of Bethlehem," by the com.
munity club members; and "Star
of the East" by the same group;
recitation by Marjorie-Matthews.
A play, "A Substitute for San
ta," was given by the following
cast: Father Time, Ila Stratton;
Clans, Vernon Windsor;
Frost, Arthur Yungen;
Spring. Ila Smith; St. Valentine,
Ettla' Smith; New Year's. Ila Ma
rie Versteeg; Fourth of July. Ed.
ward Schubert; April Fool. Edgar
The school sang "Christmas
Bells" as a closing number. Ver
non Windsor as Santa Clans, as
sisted by the first and second
grade, pupils, distributed the pres
ents and candy from the beauti
fully decorated tree.
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This is ourgreatest "Toy Event." The outstanding fea-
ture of the entire season. We are now offering you Christ
mas toys at prices that cannot be duplicated. Our large
stocks have recently been built up to a point s where there
is a large selection. All toys have been reduced to sell in
this great clearance event
that walk and talk!
Cuddly lovable dolls with big laughing
eyes and brown or golden curls. Beauti
fully dressed. Always smiling. They're
children 1 youH be proud of so accom
plished they sleep and talk, and even
dance or walk with you I
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Little Boy Blue ;. 91.10
Kiddie Pal . 1.30
Bye-Lo Doll ...... 1.49
Petite Dolls 1.99
Sunny Girl (unbreakable) 2.20
Baby Doll (knit outfit) ... 2.65
Bye-Lo Doll 4.25
Games and Books
that will interest every child
Books that children love fairy tales,
"series," new stories. Games so fascinat
ing that the whole family will want to play
them. Exciting card and "board" games.
Alibi golf," mysterious Ouija boards. Old
time favorites and many new ones.
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Brownie Top Game
Puzzle Peg ...
Uncle Wiggley game
Jungle Gallery 40c
Hnrsp Shoe ?ame ..... 45c
Aeroplane Race ... 49c vA
that are marvelous
A great variety of amusing new toys that go like magic when you wind
them up. Mischievous Felix cats that ride scooters, coons that Charleston,
daredevil aeroplanes, speedy autos, sand toys. Such a wonderful selection
from which to choose.
Steam Shovels 50c
Big Parade 60c
Dare Devil Flyer 60c
Dump Trucks 65c
Motor Stages 65c
Railroad Engine 75c
Auto, rubber tires $1.13
Sand Toy 48c
Decorations and Lights
Here at Ward's you will find a wide
selection of Christmas tree decorations,
including tinsel, ornaments, roping and
lights at lowest prices. Alo wreaths and
Christmas bells. Decorations range in
price from 2c to 13c. Christmas tree
lights 4c to $1.99. -
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Santa Claus, 4 in box ....
Ornaments, box of 1 2 ..
Decorating Rope, green
; 1 5 yards
Tinsel, 12 yds. for .........
Christmas Bells 7 for:....
Tree Lights, set of 8 ......
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