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Excerpt from Program, Organization, and Addresses: Lewis and Clark Educational Congress, Aug, 28 to Sept, 2, 1905 The Lewis and Clark Educational Congress was held August 28 to September 2, 1905, mornings, from 9 to 12, in the Auditorium on the Exposition grounds, Portland, Oregon. It was one of a series of Congresses pertaining to the social welfare of the Pacific Northwest. The notable success of the Educational Congress was due chiefly to the fact that the Committee on Congresses secured the hearty and effective co-operation of the educators of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, represented by a General Committee of seventeen and in turn by an Executive Committee of five. A bill was passed by the Oregon Legislature (Senate Bill No.133) whereby the County Superintendents of Oregon were permitted to omit the annual county institutes for 1905, and to apply the funds to the expenses of this Congress. About $2,000 was thus accorded, sufficient to cover all the expense of procuring distinguished speakers for the Congress and to share in the expense of printing this volume. Upon the pages immediately following may be found the committees, organization of the Congress, and the program as carried out. The proceedings of the Congress in detail are not given. It was very regrettably necessary to omit the addresses of the distinguished presiding officers and the addresses of those who had been invited by the committees to lead the discussions everything, in fact, but the principal addresses. We hope that some other worthy medium of publication may be found for the noteworthy utterances of Professor J.R. Robertson, of Pacific University; Professor H. D. Sheldon, of the University of Oregon; Mr. B. W. Johnson, Director of Manual Training, Seattle, Washington; Honorable W. T. Harris, United States Commissioner of Education (following Mr. Frank Rigler on Thursday), and President S. B. L. Penrose, of Whitman College. The Committee regrets that it has been impossible to obtain the manuscripts of three important addresses, those of Professor A. H. Yoder, Mr. Frank Rigler, and Professor Samuel McCune Lindsay. The latter will be printed privately and distributed later. This volume will be sent to anyone making application to the Secretary of the Congresses Committee for the same and enclosing six cents for postage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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