Program for the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Meeting held to honor President Roosevelt, who had died in January of 1919, on the date of his birth, October 27. The audience sang patriotic songs, "America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" as well as hymns, including Theodore Roosevelt's favorite, "How Firm a Foundation". There were introductory remarks, an invocation by clergyman the Rev. William T. McElveen, Ph.D., a flag ceremony for all with presentation by Portland Boy Scouts, and an address about Theodore Roosevelt by Henry E. McGinn. Additional music was provided by a Victory Chorus of 150 Portland young women and a vocal duet of two Portland women. Remarks were offered by the chairman of "The Roosevelt Memorial Association", and the program ended with a benediction by the Rev. Edward H. Pence.
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PROGRAM Roosevelt Memorial Meeting AUDITORIUM PORTLAND, OREGON Monday Evening, October 27, 1919 (Roosevelt's Birthday) State Executive Committee Chairman, Henry Waldo Coe Secretary, T. B, Neuhausen Treasurer, Edgar H. Sensenich Publicity, O. C. Leiter Apportionment, J. L. Etheridge Speakers, Arthur I. Moulton State Campaign Director, Edgar E. Piper George E. Chamberlain, Portland Bruce Dennis, LaGrande Mrs. Frederick Eggert. Portland A. F. Flegel, Portland Mrs. Lawrence T. Harris, Eugene Edgar B. Piper, Portland Andrew C. Smith, Portland John H. Smith, Astoria Wm. B. Gilbert, Member National Committee Multnomah County Committee Mrs. Julius Louisson Mrs. Jennie Richardson Mrs. J. C. Costello Mrs. Chas. E. Runyon Mrs. George L. Williams City Com. C. A. Bigelow Fire Chief B. F. Dowell Dr. C. J. Smith Lt. Col. E. C. Sammons Jas. E. Brockway Capt. Thos. A. Sweeney Rev. J. J. Staub Barge E. Leonard Judge Jacob Kanzler, Chairman E. J. Stack Louis G. Clarke J. J. Johnson D. L. Povey Judge Geo. W. Stapleton C. W. Ackerson Captains o£ the Portland Campaign Charles F. Berg A. T. Bonney Dr. Andrew J. Browning A. G. Clark Hamilton F. Corbett C. C. Colt Robert S. Farrell Aaron Frank Max H. Houser Edw. H. James John Ker A. G. Labbe Barge E. Leonard Phil Metschan, Jr. A. L. Mills Emery Olmstead C. O. Pick John P. Plagemann Frank H. Ransom Edgar H. Sensenich Nathan Strauss Thomas A. Sweeney Arthur C. Spencer Dr. Earl Smith F. E. Taylor H. B. VanDuzer Frank M. Warren PROGRAM ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL MEETING AUDITORIUM, 8 P. M., MONDAY, OCTOBER 27,1919 Music by Victory Chorus of 150 Portland Young Women, Under Direction Mrs. Jane Burns Albert Singing by Audience—Walter Jenkins, Leader; Mrs. Gladys Morgan Farmer, Pipe Organist Address by Judge Henry E. McGinn 1. Singing of "America" 2. Introductory Remarks—Henry Waldo Coe, State Chairman 3. Singing of Theodore Roosevelt's favorite hymn: "How Firm a Foundation" How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord! Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say, than to you He hath said— To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled? To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled? "Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand, Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand, "When through the deep waters I call thee to go. The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress." 4. Invocation—Rev. William T. McElveen, Ph.D. 5. Vocal Duets—"Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark" . . . Bishop "Whispering Hope"........Hawthorne Misses Harriet and Florence Leach 6. Flag Ceremony (all joining)—Presentation by Portland Boy Scouts Response by Audience: "Flag of our country, remembering, this day, the loyalty and devotion with which thy sons, great and obscure, have served thee, here and in distant lands, we dedicate ourselves anew to government of the people, for the people, by the people; to fair dealing at home and abroad; and to that undivided Americanism for which thy true sons have ever been glad to die. Keep our vision pure, our hands clean. Lead us in the way of truth and justice, and in the service of righteousness make us the leaders of mankind." 7. Singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" Onward, Christian soldiers! Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus, Going on before. Christ, the Royal Master. Leads against the foe; Forward into battle, See His banners go. Refrain: Onward, Christian soldiers! Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus, Going on before. Like a mighty army-Moves the church of God: Brothers, we are treading Where the saints have trod; We are not divided, All one body we; One in hope and doctrine, One in charity. Onward then, ye faithful, Join our happy throng, Blend with ours your voices In the triumph song; Glory, praise, and honor, Unto Christ the King; This, thro' countless ages, Men and angels sing. 8. Address, "Theodore Roosevelt," by Henry E. McGinn 9. Singing by Victory Chorus 10. Remarks by the Chairman — "The Roosevelt Memorial Association" 11. "The Star Spangled Banner" 12. Benediction by Rev. Edward H. Pence Theodore Roosevelt Resolution drafted by Hermann Hagedorn and adopted by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America at their annual meeting, 1919 HE was found faithful over a few things, and he was made ruler over many; he cut his own trail clean and straight and millions followed him toward the light. He was frail; he made himself a tower of strength. He was timid; he made himself a lion of courage. He was a dreamer; he became one of the great doers of all time. Men put their trust in him; women found a champion in him; kings stood in awe of him, but children made him their playmate. He broke a nation's slumber with his cry, and it rose up. He touched the eyes of blind men with a flame and gave them vision. Souls became swords through him; swords became servants of God. He was loyal to his country, and he exacted loyalty; he loved many lands, but he loved his own land best. He was terrible in battle, but tender to the weak; joyous and tireless, being free from self-pity; clean with a cleanness that cleansed the air like a gale. His courtesy knew no wealth or class; his friendship, no creed or color or race. His courage stood every onslaught of savage beast and ruthless man, of loneliness, of victory, of defeat. His mind was eager, his heart was true, his body and spirit defiant of obstacles, ready to meet what might come. He fought injustice and tyranny; bore sorrow gallantly; loved all nature, bleak spaces and hardy companions, hazardous adventure and the zest of battle. Wherever he went, he carried his own pack, and in the uttermost parts of the earth he kept his conscience for his guide. BOYER PRINTING CO.
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October 27, 1919