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POSTOFFICE TO MOVE
TO NEW DYK BUILDING
Government Decides on Quarters in
Structure .Nesting Completion;
To He Ready July 1
Lynden's postoffice will be located
in the new Dyk building after July
1, according to word received yester
day from Washington, D. C.
Guy Dyk was awarded the contract
for housing the postoffice by the gov- !
crnment, being the successful bidder j
out of a field of four. Mr. Dyk is
rushing the work on his building and '
promises that the postoffice quarters
Win be ready by the Fourth of July,
If not before.
U The new postoffice room will be!
'„. 1 .4 feet by 67.9 feet, with a four-j
teen foot ceiling, and a full base-i
mast, A separate office for the
postmaster will be partitioned off.
The establishment of the postof
fice in the new brick building locat
ed in the heart of the business sec
tion is meeting with general approv
al, an it gives the Lynden office
better and more attractive quarters 1
than the vast majority of the towns
in the state can boast.
EASTERN STATE PAYS
HONOR TO LYNDEN
Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania Eas
tern Star Selects Mrs. Schroeder
as State Representative
Mrs. Emma Schroeder of Lynden 1
received notice this week that she 1
had been appointed Grand. Represen
tative of the Grand Chapter of Pen-; 1
nsylvania, Order of Eastern Star, for 1
the State of Washington. Mrs. 1
Schrocder's appointment is for ajl
term of three years, and is esteemed'!
a signal honor in fraternal circles. II
She will represent the Grand Chap-|i
ter of Pennsylvania at the conven- 1
tion of the Grand Chapter of Wash- i
Ington at Spokane this year, when 1
a special reception will bo given fori
her and representatives of other t
Mrs. Schroeder. is at present the I
Worthy Matron of the Lyndeu Chap- I
ter of Eastern Star. i
FRANK HEATHERS SUCCUMBS I
TO MLOOR-POISOXING ATTACK <
Frank Heathers passed away on',
Tuesday at the Sumas Hospital as a ]
reult of blood-poisoning. I,
His arm was lacerated when he ,
was bumped by a cow a week ago.',
and blood-poisoning developed. I]
Miss Edna Andersen returned
home Saturday from Deming where '
she has been teaching a commercial
class in the Mt. Baker high school.
Mm Pearl Frost who has been
teaching at Custer has returned to
her home here. I
Mr. and Mrs. Parks, Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Tillosten of Sumas, attended the '
Commencement exercises at Laurel.
Friday evening and were the guests
cff Mrs. Zona Walsh.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Frater, and son. 1
John, of Ferndale, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Lobdel. and baby son of Ta-'.
coma were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Andersen, Tuesday even- ;
An election was held at the Wiser
Lake school house Thursday after
noon to vote on*raising a five mill
tax to help maintain the Meridian
high school. There were 711 votes
cast, with 62 for and 17 against,
which the people of this community
are proud" to show their loyalty to:
their high school, as they realize
• what it means children to
attend an accredited school like
Miss Josephine Dahlquist came
home Sunday and remained until
Miss Florence Gowdy is spending ;
ber vacation at her father's home
Miss Ethel Walsh spent a few days
visiting relatives and friends at Su
Miss Susie Hickey formerly of this
place will graduate from the State
Normal school at Bellingham,
day, June 2.
Mr. George Griffith suffered quite
a loss by fire, Wednesday, when a
brooder house, about seven hundred
small chickens, a quantity of feed
and six incubators and other imple
ments. There was no insurance.
Mrs. Scott, who has been seriously
ill for several months passed away
last week. The many friends of this
community extend their sympathy, j
LIGHT COMPANY MAKES NEW
! EXTENSION'S TO SIX FARMS
I The Pugt Sound Light' and Power
'Company is this week completing ex
| tensions to six Lynden farms.
Those who will get the lights are
Stanley Robinson, Peter Van Dyk
en, sr., John A. Brink. Arend J.
Brink, Ira Lade, J. Haverkamp.
LYNDEN TO MEET FAST
EVERSON TEAM HERE
Loral Nine Will Play at Fair Grounds
Sunday; Ferndalc Defeated in Fust
What promises to be an interest
ing base ball game will be played at
ithe Fair Grounds next Sunday at 2
p. m., between Everson and Lyndsn.
! Everson feels that thj£ best team did
not win the last time these two nines
met and is going to bring a large
crowd of boosters along to hand
the home team their first defeat of
The league standing to date is as
Won Lost Pet.
, Lynden 3 0 1.000
Ferndale 1 1 .500
lEverson 1 1 .500
Valley _! 0 3 .000]
Lynden added one more victory to
her string by defeating the fast Fern
dale team Sunday, at Ferndale. It
'was a hard fought game all the way
thru and either team's game up to
jthe final out. The high class pitch
ling of Bill Brewer together with his
lair-tight support in the pinches was
I what spelled defeat for the Ferndale
Art Olson for Ferndale also pitch
ed first class ball for four innings,
keeping the hits scattered to one each
for these innings, but in the fifth,
j hits by Tat man and Bentley, a sacri
fice by Brewer, and a hit by Dean
scored two rune. In the seventh inn-j
ning with Ed Olson pitching two er
rors put Bentley and Brewer on bases
and they scored later on a hit by
Dean and a sacrifice by Kellner. * 1
i Brewer kept his six hits well scat
tered. In the second inning hits by ,
E. Jones and Ed Olson and a sacri
fice fly by Ferguson scored one run.
Ferndale staged an exciting ninth
'inning rally that threatened disaster.
Reeves opened with a two-bagger
lover the short left-field fence. An
error on first advanced him to third j
;and put E. Jones on first, but on the'
next ground ball, Reeves was caught
between third and home. Vickers
struck out. A line drive by Fergu
son to third which could not be han
dled quickly allowed E. Jones, who
had gone to third on the previous 1
play, to score. K. Jones struck out
and the suspense was over.
Immediately following the game
Sunday ths lady fans of Lynden
served a picnic dinner to about fifty
Lynden fans and players.
I Ernest Dean strengthened his grip
ion the pearl necklace by getting
three hits in 5 times at bat. The
leading averages to date are Dean,
.500; Bellingar, .333; E. Meurer,
.231; Kellner, .250; Bill Meurer,
.235; Brewer .222, and Tatman, .222.
I The box score and summary are
AB R H PO A E
W. Meurer, 2b 5 0 1 2 2 0
Dean, cf 5 0 3 0 0 0
Kellner, If 3 0 0 3 0 0
Baldwin, c 4 0 0 11 4 0
Hickey, 3b 4 0 2 2 3 1
E. Meurer, ss 3 0 0 0 0 0
Bellingar. ss 1 0 0 0 0 0
I Tat man, rf 2 l l o o o
Olson, rf 2 0 1 0 0 0
Bentley, lb 4 2 1 9 0 1
Blaisdell, lb 0 0 0 0 0 1
Brewer, p 3 1 0 0 13 0
It 4 9 27 22 3
AB R H PO A E
Anderson, rf 4 0 0 0 0 0
Reeves, cf 4 0 1 2 0 1
Swanson, If 4 0 0 0 0 0
E. Jones, lb 4 2 1 14 1 1
|Bd Olson, 2b, p 4 0 1 2 5 1
Vickers, ss 4 0 0 1 1 0
Ferguson, 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0
K. Jones, c 4 0 2 7 3 0
Art Olson, p. 2b 3 0 1 1 <J 1
34 2 6 27 20 4
Summary — Earned runs, Lynden
2, Ferndale Ij left on bases Lynden
7, Ferndale C; first base on errors,
Lynden 4, Ferndale 3; two-base hits
Hiekey, Reeves, K. Jones; struck out
by Brewer, 13, by A. Olson, 7; bases
on balls, none. Time 1 hr. 50 mm.
H. Eerkes of Oak Harbor has been
visiting his brother, E. Eerkes.
27 SENIORS Rr 3 YE
SCHOOL )II OMAS
Awarded Sheepskins at Impressive
Graduating Exercises at High
Twenty-seveu Lynden seniors re
\ ceived their diplomas Thursday ev
ening at the annual graduation »xer
i clses at the high school. R. B. Le
Cocn.. member of the school board,
made the presentation.
1 Hilda Elder, valedictorian, Gayle
tj Walston, salutatorian, Mary Bouma.
class representative, and Hoyt Hor
jton, student representative, made
splendid addresses. Rev. Charles Ba-1
ker gave the invocation and benedic-1
jtion, and Mrs. Jane Colby Spratley
'• and Don Gray gave musical numbers.
The auditorium was prettily dec
orated, the motto of the class, "Just
a Commencement," being worked
i out in the class colors above the plat
j The members of the class are Al
meda Booman, Mary Bouma, Shel
don Bajema, Nelle Brown, Vergie
Clarke, Ralph Dun ker, Martin El
,zlnga, Jeanette Oilmore, Hilda El
der, Frank Hatley, Fred Hatley, Joe
Le Compte, Hoyt Horton, Arllen
Palmer, Percy Morrison, Edna Swan
son, Wilbur Lauckhart, Inez Swan
son. Bessie Showers, Lois Schluter,
Elsie Troost, Minnie Troost, Bertha
Troost, Gaylo Walston, Mary Wor
low, Harold Whlted and Mildred
LYNDEN CAR TRAVELS
MINUS GASOLINE TANK
Taylor Brothers Auto Drops Off Its
Gas Supply and Halls Along Home
For Six Miles
Everyone has heard the story of
the aulomobilc that lost its engine;
and kept running on its reputation.
But here is the tale of a Lynden car
that dropped its gasoline tank and
came home on its nerve.
1 And the distance that it travelled
without its tank was a full six miles!
The car is the property of Taylor
Brothers of Lynden, and Is a six cyl
inder model. They received a call .
down the Hannegan Road Friday,
[and made the trip there and back to
their garage without trouble. Just
as they were rounding the top of the
Hannegan road hill to Front Street,
however, they noticed the car gasp- .
ing just a trifle, and on investigation
i found that the gasoline tank at the
rear had dropped off along the road.
I C. E. Whited was appealed to and
he set out with them to find the
tank, which they supposed would be
discovered a few feet away.
' The Whited car had to travel a
full six miles before the missing tank
was located resting along the road.
Lynden School Taxes Will Be
Lower Next Year
If the extra seven mill levy carries at the spe
cial school election Saturday, Lynden school taxes
will still be three mills lower than last year.
Some people are spreading a report that this
seven mills will be in addition to last year's total.
This is a mistake.
By reducing salaries, cutting down trans
portation costs, and elimininating such items as
hot lunches and other expenses that might be
avoided, the school board has already been able to
save the district about $9,000.00. The board will
continue this policy of careful economy during the
But it cannot continue to run the schools on a
heavy warrant indebtedness. It must pay off the
old overdraft, and get the district back on a cash
basis, if the schools are to remain open.
Jltirtftr Jhln! anb JThr tunftrn &mi
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921
ITS MEMORIAL DAY
'Stores Close and Activities Pause—
Graves Decorated and Patriotic
I Exercises Held
Lynden closed its places of trade
Monday, and observed Memorial Day
in honor of the nation's dead.
The graves at the cemetery were
(decorated, and a splendid patriotic
i program given In the afternoon at
jthe high school. The following num
bers were given:
Prayer—G. A. R. chaplain.
Address of Welcome.
"America," sung by Audience. j
Miss Evelyn Scrimger, accompan
"A Signal of Distress." Joe Caiman
Song—4 Girls from Grade School.
Violin Solo—Manuel Sheets.
"Flanders Fields," Isobel Mills.
Address—Mr. Al Te Selle.
"No Red Without the White and
Blue," Henrietta Bartelds.
Violin Solo —Eleanor Weeks.
Two Numbers by Lynden Christian
Solo, "The End of a Perfect Day,"
Recitation, "Our Flag," Marian
Flag Salute —Audience.
Benediction —G. A. R. Chaplain.
LYNDEN SHOES MAY
' HOLD WORLD RECORD
0, J. Carlson Has Pair Made For Him
35 Years Ago Which Still Give Ex
Facts about a Lynden pair of shoes
that are entitled to a world's record
[for long life came to light this week
I when C. J. Carlson appeared at Joe
■Whipple's repair shop with the foot
1 Carlson bought them thirty-five
years ago in Sweden, and paid $3.50
for them. Ten cents a year is the
[cost thus far to him for service, and
this total may be reduced consider
ably, as the shoes look good for a few i
| The shoes were made to order for
, Carlson, and contain the best of ma-
Iteiials and leather. They were made
[by hand, with the soles hand-sewed,
land were finished remarkably well, i
KI.ATAWA CLUB TO GIVE DANCE
FOR BENEFIT OF l>A 1.1. TEAM
A benefit dance for the baseball
team will be given Friday evening.
June 10, by the Klatawa Club at the
I. O. O. F. Hall.
Many fine features are being plan
ned for the affair, which promises to
be one of the best of the season.
PAVING OF DEPOT ROAD NOW
COMPLETED; TO OPEN JULY 1
The paving of the Depot Road, the
first unit of the Lynden-Sumas im
provement, was completed Saturday
night by the contractors.
It is expected that this road will
be open for traffic by July 1.
AT BAUMAN FUNERAL
Large Crowd Attends Services for
Lynden High School Girl Suddenly
t Hundreds of friends from all sec
■ tions gathered Tuesday afternoon at
|the Reformed Church on Grover
Street to express their sorrow at the
sudden passing of Ruth Bauraan, the
daughter of Mr .and Mrs. A. A. Bau
[ man, who died last Thursday even
ing at her home.
Rev. Flipse of Seattle conducted
the services, which were very impres
sive. The High School Girls' Glee
Club sang four songs, under the di
rection of Miss Maud Tachell. Class
mates acted as pall-hearers, and the 1
members of the junior class of the
high school attended in a body,
j A great mass of flowers and floral
pieces of every description told of;'
the love of those who had known
Ruth was planning to attend the
graduation exercises Thursday ev
ening) and was dressing to go when
I she was stricken. She complained of i
a headache, and became unconscious \
in a short time, passing away about i
j midnight. Spinal meningitis was "
'the cause of her death. h
She was born in Raymond, Min
nesota Feb. 14, 1904, and was 17 l
years, 3 months and 13 days old. i
[She was very ambitious, having prac- ]
tically completed her high school 1
'course in three years. She took part "
In athletics and other school activ-[i
Itics, iv addition to carrying all her )
school work with honors. Her fine i
character and pleasant manner won j
for her the love of her classmates and :
[friends in oil circles. 1
She is survived by her parents and i
three sisters, Marie, Sadie and Clara. ]
LYNDEN TAXPAYER! MUST PAY j
LAST HALF OF INCOME TAX ]
| Taxpayers are reminded that the ;
second payment of Federal income |
taxes for the current year is due not ,
later than June fifteenth. Collector I,
David J. Williams of the District of |
Washington makes special request ,
that payments be made during the ,
first week in June in all cases possi- ,
hie, and calls attention to the fact |
that the payments must in any event ,
be in his office not later than June ]
fifteenth; otherwise penalties auto-,
Statically attach. The mere placing
[of remittances in the mails on June .
fifteenth is not a compliance with ,
the law. i
E#ch income tax return filed is giv- ,
en a distinctive number in the Collec- <
tor's office. The tax shown due by ,
the return filed is assessed thereun
der, and all payments intended to ap
ply on that return should of course .
be credited to that same number. .
Every check, draft or money order J
covering payment of income tax is.
stamped with the number of the ac
count to which it is applied. The
taxpayer's account numbers are also
shown on the tax bills recently sent
out from the Collector's office. It
is.very important therefore that the '
tax bills furnished shall accompany
remittances when they are forward
ed. If. however, your tax bill has f
become lost, send with your remit
tance a memorandum or letter giv
ing the identification number which
appears on your cancelled check rep
resenting your payment made in
March, 1921. Care on the part of
taxpayers in furnishing this number
will prevent errors and will enable
prompt and proper credit to be given
remittances reaching the collector's
IT'S TIME TO PAY VOIR BILL
FOE SPRINKLING VOIR GARDEN
If you intend to sprinkle your lawn
and garden this season, it's time to.
call at Knapp's Furniture Store and
pay your sprinkling bill. A fee of
$5.00 will pay for the entire season
if you are a regular water user.
Those who use the water for the
summer only must pay $10.00.
A sprinkling permit is being given
out this year, and those who use the
water without one of these will be j
The Old-Fashioned Dancing Club
held one of its monthly dances Tues
day evening at the I. O. O. F. Hall.
TO VOTE ON EXTRA
SCHOOL TAX SATURDAY
Election Called To Provide Funds to
Keep Institutions Running; Levy
Lower Than Last Year
That failure to vote an extra sev
en mill levy to carry on school work
Jin Lynden next year, will result in
j the closing of the institutions, was
I the statement made to Lynden tax
rjpayers at a meeting at the high
Ischool Tuesday evening, by members
' jof the schoolboard, and Mrs. Jennie
iliobin, county supei intendent of
schools. R. B. Le Cocq. clerk of the
board, thought that it might be pos
sible to continue for several months
t before closing down, but Mrs. Robin
• declared that the county auditor and
■ treasurer might refuse to issue Or
■ 'pay warrants for the district at any
An election to pass on the levy will
[be held Saturday. Rolls will be open
at the high school from one to six In
. Ithe afternoon.
: Even if the seven mills are voted,
Lyndaß'■ school taxes will be three
mills lower than last year, as a re
[sult of economies made by the board
thus far. Last year, an extra levy
(of ten mills was voted, bringing the
total raised for schools here to 20
mills. Many people have gained tint
impression that the school board is
asking for seven mills more than
'last year—this is a mistake; the levy
will be three mills lower.
I Savings of the hoard made thus
far total nine thousand dollars. Sal
aries have been reduced, transporta
edtion cut down, hot lunches elimin
ated ,and other expenses pruned to
tis great an extent as possible.
That it will be necessary to charge
for all high school students from out
jside the district in order to meet ex
penses, was the statement made by
Mr. Le Cocq before the meeting on
Tuesday. Mr. Le Cocq pointed out
the heavy drain made on the funds
for the education of these outsiders,
and said that the board had about
made up its mind to levy a tuition
fee. Bellingham charges $7G a year
to outside students for tuition; high
er costs here would necessitate ma
king the fee here somewhat larger.
I As an alternative to this fee, the
formation of a Union High School
District was suggested to solve the
difficulty. Under this system, var
ious surrounding districts could com
bine for high school purposes, while
maintaining direction of their grade
school separately. A high school
board of directors would be named,
and a small levy made to maintain
the central high school. The new
district would not assume any debts,
but it would be up to the original dis
trict to pay off its debts and bonds
If Greenwood, Riverside. North
Prairie, Glendale, Northwood, Tinion
and Sunshine should join a union
district, a levy of approximately four
mills would maintain the high school
.on Its present scale. These outside
districts will pay two mills for high
school purposes next year anyway,
Mrs. Robin said.
The union high school plan has
been worked successfully for many
years in various sections of Skagit
County, and reports from there are
enthusiastic concerning it. By re
taining the individual boards to take
care of the grade schools, the sys
tem has none of the evils of the con
solidated school districts, such as are
maintained in Whatcom County in
To start the ball rolling for a union
high school district, five heads of
families must sign petitions in each
district asking for the system. The
petitions must be passed on by the
boards of directors, and then submit
ted to the county superintendent. If
she approves, an election is held.
A meeting of the school boards of
the different districts in this section
may be called shortly to take up the
■ ■ W ——
i-cia ML King Married
Word was received in Lynden last
week of the marriage of Lela M,
King, a former resident of Lynden,
daughter of Mrs. Carrie H. King, and
Mr. Thorval H. Folkenbcrg, at For
est Grove, Oregon, on Wednesday
evening. June 1.
P. Meenderintk, Bert and Frank
Mulder made a trip to Chehalis last
week to attend a pure-bred Jersey
The County Parent-Teachers' As
sociation will meet Saturday at 1 p.
m. at the Chamber of Commerce in
'Bellingham. A report of the state
convention will be held.