fb pixel

Log In

Reset Password

Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 7, 1917


Mrs. Jennie Kemph, state president of the W. C. T. U., spoke at the library Thursday afternoon to a representative though small audience on "What Women of Oregon Can Do to Help Win This War". Mrs. Kemph is an easy, interesting speaker, and after explaining her historic filet scarf made during the 1917 session of our state legislature, she swung abruptly into the subject which is of such vital interest to her and hundreds of other women — Oregon's part in winning this war.

She said that Oregon has been at the front in every phase of the war preparations and now the women must rally and see to it that Oregon leads in this matter of registration of women. Sept. 15 has been set aside as registration day and it is the privilege and duty of every women 16 years of age or older to register. Cards will be distributed and places of registering will be announced later.

Mrs. Kemph urges that all clubs and other organizations be continued as usual for we will need this work more than ever when the war is over and now through them much good can be done. Women must do more than anyone else to aid in food increase and food conservation. Men provide but women are responsible for care, and preparation of all foods, sugar, wheat, fats and meats must be saved for our armies. More money is needed for the hospital fund — the government is doing wonderfully well but our sick boys need extras and a fund must be kept on hand in Portland to supply these immediate needs.


Another important realty acquisition, enabling the city to further exercise absolute control of the Ashland Creek watershed, was clinched at the council meeting on Wednesday night. The tract comprises 300 acres of woodland on the west side of the creek, just above the lower intake. The purchase was from Martin Bros., the price being $4,000, of which sum $1,000 is to be paid in spot cash, the balance to remain on deferred payments. City officials consider this a wise investment, asserting that the price of the tract can be paid from wood cut therefrom — in fact, the city may go into the wood business.