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TELLS OF PROFIT IN
RAISING BULBS HERE
Kxpert Say* That S."(»o Per Acre
Can li>' Netted on Lynden Soil
That Lynden farmers who can
plant and care for bulbs can net
at least (600 per acre from the
Industry, was I lie statement niad'3
Thursday fv.ning at the City
Hall by R, Vallentgoed of Bel
lingham, expert formerly on the
government experiment sta.iou
Mr. Vallontgocd emphasized the
fact that the world's finest bulbs
•jo.it be grown In Whatcom Coun
•V-. A committee composed of
Mrs. Leonard Koole. L. A. Jones,
D. W. Bender. Dr. C. H. McLeod,
Albeit Kok and R. B. Le Cocii
was appointed to investigate Mr.
Vallentgoed's plan for the estab
lishment of a |109,000 bulb farm
in the vicinity of Lynden.
Said Mr. Vallentgoed:
"The experimental work in the
Vnited States has been going on
for the last 16 years, and reports
show that only Northwestern
Washington is suitable to grow
all kinds of bulbs with success.
The main factors In bulb culture
are the climatic and soil condi
tions. Now the soil may be fay»
orable in many parts of the States
but not so, the climatic condition.
Back east, in the middle states
and in the south, ii is too hot
in the summer or late spring,
or it is to (old or to warm dur
ing the winter. In the Southern
Pacific States, even where in
some section! the temperature is
suitable, the rainfall is insuffic
ient, or too heavy.
"For instance: I have records
of handling tulips in Northern
California, where with good fer
tility and proper handling, the
bulbs gradually decrease in size.
Two natural conditions in this
locality at accountable. The
moisture Is likely to fail before
the plants complete their growth,
and the temperatures are likely
to run high at the same time,
.♦hus shortening the growing per
ja suddenly. Such conditions are
pvidently not suited to commer
cial bulb production.
"All these difficulties will not
be found In Northwestern Wash
ington. Bultis require a territory
which receives suitable rainfall
and is sufficiently affected by
&eai»»aSl V wain.i.
rapid transition from winter to
"As to soil condition: Some
kinds of bulbs can be grown with
success on almost any kind of soil
but only light sandy soil will
produce all kinds of bulbs; pro
viding the right kind of care is
taken with the fertilization and
the drainage. Now this soil can
easily be found all over the coun
ty. It is land classified as poor
land, and not very productive for
farming. Therefore this land
should be made productive for
other agricultural purposes, and
the bulb industry should draw
your attention. The fertilizer re
quirement ol bulbs is not suffic
iently appreciated in this coun
try. Bulbs require heavy fertility
to produce well, and to maintain
their size: and this is one of the
reasons why Holland made a
success of bulb growing. So we
have before us three factors nec
essary for successful bulb grow
ing: Climate, soil and fertilizer.
And these factors we find in this
"Then there is another thing
tahtell is favorable to the What-
U ■ county grown bulbs. Some
KTnd of bulbs are troubled with
various disease*. Now on account
of the climatic conditions, one of
the worst diseases is entirely el
iminated here. This is the so-cal
led bla< k snob, a disease which
spreads very easily, and is caused
U Holland by the frequent ocmr
ance of density of the atmosphere.
"During my experimental work
at the Bellingham Garden. 1 have
never been abb' to detect a symp
tom of this disease, and I also
found that all other diseases are
more easily controlled here than
"Comparing the cost of pro
duction here and in Holland, I
have found that bulbs can be pro
duced here just as cheaply if
not cheaper than in Holland.
"The main buyers of bulbs are
the greenhouse men who force
the bulb into an early flower,
and sell bulb and flower 'o the
public. Now after forcing, the
bulb is worthless, and therefore
a new supply is needed eve. v
"The official reports from the
Department of Agriculture show
that the Washington grown bulbs
are superior to the Holland pro
duct The flowers are brighter in
color and ten days earlier in
forcing. You can imagine what
this means to the florist —ten
days less beat, ten days less care
tea days less hothouse space and
AJcv more valuable flower.
J. "At the same time considering
the high freight rates and the
duty on the Holland product,
the Whatcom county grown bulbs
would be cheaper for the
florist. I have connections with
several of the leading florists
and they all favor the Whatcom
County grown bulbs. There is no
gmnlttatUm rf B|» fartflr piljl tub gbt tunbrn »tm
doubt in my mind that Whatcom
county can supply the whole
United States with bulbs.
"One acre of bulbs will produce
a profit of at least $500. Let me
figure this out. Suppose a man is
going to plant an acre of bulbs:
Building and storage will cost
$200; Stock of bulbs. $2500; fer
tilizer and labor, $500. Total In
"Let us take as a minimum ln
; crease 40«/,. That means that
'$1000 worth of bulbs can be sold
every year, keeping the same
stock on hand. That would mean
I the first year a profit of $1000
on every $3200 invested. Now
i very following year deducting
[the cost of production say $500
l per acre, will bring a net profit
■of $f>oo per acre.
"This same idea can be carried
out by the man who has only a
City lot or even part of a lot. By
growing only a few thousand
bulbs he can make a profit of
at least 40<;' f of his money Inves
ted, not counting his labor, which
can be done in spare time.
"As tulips are the hardiest
bulbs, and grow on almost any
kind of soil, I would suggest
starting with this kind of bulb.
DAY OF MEETINGS
Will Gather on First and Third
Mondays in Month in Future,
The City Council passed an
ordinance Friday night changing
the days of regular meetings of
that body from Friday to Monday.
The action was taken because
of the fact that so many other
meetings are held on Friday ev
enings, necessitating early dismis
sal of the council.
It is believed that with the
meetings on Monday evenings, it
will be easier to get out a quor
um. Other advantages, too, are
expected to result.
Tl*e meetings will be held at
I p. m. on the first and third :
Mondays of each month.
LYNDEN WINS FROM
High School Team Takes Second
tiauie oT" Season: Athletic As
sociation Joins League
The High School baseball team
won their second game last Fri-i
day when they defeated the fast
Ferndale team by a 6 to 5 score.
Ferndale scored once in the
first inning and 4 in the second,
making their total five. They
held Lynden scoreless for five
innings, but in the sixth the home
boys scored three times and three
more in the seventh inning, put
puttiug them a score in the lead,
and they remained there for the
rest of the game.
Teddy Johnson pitched the
whole game for Lynden.
The local high school team will
play Blame at Blame today. As
neither team has been defeated
this season, the game promises
to be one of the best of the year.
The Lynden Athletic Associa
tion has joined the Nooksack
Valley League which was re-or
ganized at Everson, Wednesday
Officers elected were: Dr. A.
E. Rusco, of Lynden, president;
A Kline, of Kulshan. vice pres
ident; O. D. Post, of Sumas, sec
retary and treasurer.
While the by-laws of the new
league have not been drawn up
yet, the various teams represent
ed joined the league on the con
ditions that only Whatcom county
men be played who live outside of
Rellingham. Also that no team
be allowed to pay any player hit
Teams who joined Wednesday
evening are Sumas, Blame. Acme.
Lynden, Ferndale, and Eversou.
It is also expected that Custer
and Marietta will ask for a frau
t.REEXWOOD PEOPLE GET
ELECTRIC LIGHT NOW
Electric lights were connected
up Wednesday for the following
people at Greenwood: Rudo'.pU
Kuhn. John Slikker, Gerrit Duim.
J. H. Bailey. S. G. Bishop. Bert
Landaal. T. Bylsma. J. R. Court
ney. W. Heutink and Fred Legoe.
o ■ —
Leon Barton arrived Wednes
day from South Bend where he
has been employed for some time.
LYNDEN, WASH., THURSDAY, APR. 13, 1922
FOUR GENERATIONS OF LYNDEN PEOPLE
Four generations of Lynden
people were given mention Sun
day by the Bellingham Reveille
in its columns. Said the Rev
| Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Randall
| head their family of four genera
' tions. Mr. Randall is in his eigh
jty-third year and his wife in her
seventy-sixth year and have lived
in Whatcom county since 1898.
Mr. Randall was born at Lenox.
Madison county, N. V., in 1839.
When seven years old moved to
Michigan, and from there to Wis
sonsin and back to Michigan. He
enlisted in the Civil War and
SCHOOL BONDS WIN
BY 5 TO 1 MAJORITY
Heavy Vote Cast at Special El
ection To Refund $15,000 of
Lynden carried Us $15,000
school bond election Saturday by
a five to one vote, making it pos
*iya to refund old warrant in
debtedness and pay off the over
draft over a long period of years.
A total of 496 votes were cast,
of which 417 were in favor of
the bonds, and 79 against. The
vote was unusually heavy for a
school election, its size being at
tributed to the fact that the dis
trict was aroused to the danger of
having the high school closed.
The bonds will be advertised
for sale at once. They will run
for twenty years with interest at
not more than six per cent, and
! will be payable at the rate of
'jI.OOO a year after five years.
Celebrates 70th Aiuiiversary
Children and grand children
gathered at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. Meenderink Monday af
ternoon to celebrate Mrs. Meen
derink's 70th birthday annivers
ary. The following guests were
present: Mr. and Mrs. G. Van
Diest, Mrs. G. Bierlink, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Bierlink, Mr. and Mrs.
i Charles Bylsma, Mr. and Mrs. P.
Meenderink, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Vander Mey, and Mrs. P. Jonker.
Deliciouß refreshments were serv
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Oltman of
Greenwood, spent a few days last
week with Mrs. Oltman's sister.
Mrs. Harry Beernink.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Dow and
Mrs. C. Johnson of Custer visited
relatives here Sunday.
Miss Vergie Clarke, who is at
tending the Bellingham Normal,
spent the week-end at home.
Mr. John Berger has rented the
house recently vacated by Mrs.
Mrs. John Bierlink has re
turned from the Bellingham hos
Miss Tena Blankenforth re
turned to school Monday after an
illness of two weeks.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler
Fale on Wednesday, a daughter.
Mr. Arthur Meenk returned
this week from Hanford, Cal.
Mr. J. 80l is seriously ill at
St. Luke's hospital in Bellingham.
served his country in Company D,
First Michigan Infantry. His reg
iment was the first to leave the
state. He belongs to the Lynden
Post of the G. A. R.
Mrs. Randall was born in Jack
son county, Michigan, in 1847
and the Wolverine state was her
home until coming to Whatcom j
county in 1898. Mr. and Mrs.
fteadlH were married in Jackson
county Michigan, and took up the
farm life and followed it until
COOtlttg west, when they took a
back seat, letting the younger
class take the lead.
Mrs. A. E. Baldwin, the first
ITEMS OF INTEREST
IN THE COUNTY
The Public Service commission
of Blame has ordered water me- j
ters installed for every consume!
'in the city. About 450 meters
must be installed by July 1.
L ft. ii■ mm ■ '—rmAlt mmm " mi* TT* ' j .
unearthed nineteen bottles of i
j whiskey in the dining car on a |
southbound passenger last week.
The booze was secreted over [
1-ih*. o6r-.-**t nam nf tVr dtl'Tt
car officials knew anything about
A crew of eight men were put ;
'at work in the Sumas clay mines
Itest week. These men are doing
preliminary work, as it is under-;
stood that the mines will be
worked on a large scale in the
At a meeting of the P. T. A. 1
in Sumas last week, a campaign
;. for a cleaner town was launched '
Iby the appointment of a com
' mittee to cooperate with the town
I council in this matter.
Gypsies visited Ferndale last
' week, and as a result of the visit
i are in the toils of the sheriff in
Bellingham. They entered a local
store, where the sole attendant
was persuaded to let the women
pass a handkerchief scented with
a sleeping potion under his nose,
' while they proceeded to help
themselves to the cash in the cash
drawer, and then drove off in a
Hudson 6 car. They were brought
back for identification in the
The Ferndale Telephone Sys
tem has been undergoing great
improvements the past week. The
' Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
; Co. is putting up its new lines
and poles, while the Farmers Mu
tual is also at work putting in
! all-metallic lines.
Nooksack is soon to have a
; new tile building, when C. L.
Stone will begin the erection of
a one-story tile block building on
lots near the bank. The building
; will be occupied by the Nooksack
. Seminal and a restaurant and
I short order house.
Mr. Wm De Boer who has been
employed all winter by the Skagit
Construction Co. in California,
returned to Lynden last week.
Mr. and Mrs.. C. Vander Griend
Mrs. A. Vander Griend, Mr. Frank
Vander Griend and M. Vander
Griend motored to Bellingham
Albert Booman of Anaeorte.-;.
spent the week end at his home
The Lynden Chess Club met
Monday evening at the Sam Stur
Charles Kamm has been visit
ing in Seattle.
descendent was born in Michigan
in 1564 and with her family
came to Whatcom county twenty
four years ago.
Mrs. C. R. Axling, grand
', daughter of this generation was
, born in Van Buren county, Mich
igan, in 1 885 and at twelve years
iof age with her parents came to
I Clifton Axling, the oldest great
grandson was born at Delta, this
county, in 1906. Whatcom county
j has always been his home. He is
la sophomore in the Lynden High
j School and is deeply interested
[in school and athletic work.
SENIORS WILL BE
! SEEN IN FINE PLAY
Graduating Class of High School
Will Present "Martha-by-the-
Day Friday at Auditorium
Lynden High School seniors,
under the direction of Miss Elsie
\ Sweet, will give their annual play
- Friday evening at the high school
"4iUdiV»rillil?*~ The ••£,r*.rvUCti3U this •
year will be the amusing comedy,
"Martha-by-the-Day." one of the
j big stage hits of the country.
Included in the cast will be
; the following:
• Martha Slawson — Marie Le
| Cora —Gertrude Schuyleman.
Ma Slawson —Marjory De Line.
Sam Slawson—Harold Keller.
' Steve Lundy—Tom Young.
Claire Lang—Jeanette Finnell.
, Frank Ronald —Elbert Meurer.
Mrs. Allen Sherman — Mildred
Amy Pelham —Irene Merritt.
Allen Sherman —Walter Daniels.
Shaw —Teddy Johnson.
Flicker —the Dog.
Miss Elsie Sweet is directing
' the production. Admission will
be 25c and 35c.
NORTHWOOD ATHLETIC CLVB
WILL STAGE BIG SMOKER
One of the first smokers to be
held in the Lynden district will !
Ibe staged in the Northwood
Grange Hall, Saturday evening,
i April 15. by the Northwood Ath
i letic Club. The first bout is sched
uled to start at 8 p. m.
The card will include three
[four round boxing bouts and also
(three fast wrestling matches, as
, well as other athletic exhibitions.
The Northwood boys are plan
ning to receive a large crowd and
a great many of the Lynden fans
expect to attend.
Mrs. Henrietta Haveman is
moving this week to her new
home on the street back of the
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson
have moved from 400 W. Gro
ver to the Worthen Apartments.
The George E. Mowbray family
left this week for Spokane where
they will make their home.
Miss Daisy Bailey left Wed
nesday to spend the week end in
Frank Kuipers is moving this
week to his new home on B. C.
Levi Axlund is moving to 811
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION BALL
HONORS LYNDEN PLAYERS
A jolly time was spent Friday
evening at Hawley's Hall, when
the members of the Lynden Ath
letic Association were hosts at a
dance in honor of their basket
ball team. The hall was taste
fully decorated in purple and
gold, the colors of the Associa
tion, and pennants covored the
walls on all sides. A delicious
luncheon was served during the
evening. Music was furnished by
the Boerhave Sisters, assisted by
Mr. Sihirrman. of Bellingham.
Transferred to Beiiini;iiain
Miss Elsie Schuyleman who has
been doing office work at the
Lynden Creamery has been trans
ferred to their Bellingham office.
Rev. P. Jonker Returning
Rev. P. Jonker who has been
to Chicago to attend funeral ser
vices for his mother, started for
Lynden Newspaper Selected By
Commissioners For Period from
July Ist ,1f»22 to June 30, 1023
The Lynden Tribune has been
selected by the County Commis
sioners as the official publication
of Whatcom County for the next
Announcement of the decision
was made yesterday by the com
missioners, following opening of
bids for the work. The Belling
ham Reveille was the only other
bidder, the Reveille's tender be
ing 30 cents an inch, and The
Tribune 25 cents.
The term for which The Trib
une was chosen extends from
July Ist, 1 922 to June 30, 1923.
Former Lyndon Man Write* of
. Conditions _ .in >'«'t hcrland*:
Homes Built by State
Whatcom County may raise
bigger bulbs than Holland, but
it also raises large tax bills, in
the opinion of H. Bakker, a form
er Lynden resident, now residing
at Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
"I am pleased to learn through
the Lynden Tribune that Lynden
is prospering," writes Mr. Bak
ker. "but my tax-bill shows me
that the paved roads and other
splendid institutions must be
highly paid for. Taxes are high
in Holland too, but not nearly
like those in Whatcom County."
How Holland has handled the
housing shortage is explained as
(ollOWl by Mr. Bakker:
"Here in Holland too, houses
have been scarce, so that the
Government has been compelled
to take steps to provide for new
ones. At first, whole blocks of
1 ouses were built with the as
sistance of the government, and
later on the State of the Nether
lands granted everyone who
erected a dwelling a premium of
from 100 to 1800 guilders, ac
cording to the size of the build
ing, with the exception of course
of large and splendid houses.
"Through these measures, the
great demand for dwellings has
decreased and one even sees a
new cottage now, which is to
"A few days ago, the 50,000 th
inhabitant was born to Apeldoorn.
The little girl was born in a poo:
poor workman's cottage, was
gladly welcomed by all Apel
doorn's citizens. Still people per
sist in calling this place a town,
and not a city. It is not built
like most European cities, but
like American towns and cities
on a wide plan, and around
beautiful parks. Adjoining Apel
doorn is Het Loo, the summer
residence of the queen. She has
a large palace there, with parks
jand forests covering about a
Mr. Bakker's address is now
77 Deventerstraat, Apeldoorn.
The Kensington club member:
and their husbands will be en
tertained this evening at the F. E
Knapp home, by Mrs. Knapp and
Mrs. R. B Le Cocq.
PLANS MADE FOR
COUNTY MEET HERE
Announcement* Given Regarding
Annual Declamatory Contests
and Field Meet
Plans have been adopted by
the athletic board of Whatcom
county for the county field and
, track meet to be held at Lynden
jon May 13 starting at 10 a. m.
jThe plans, announced by Victor
M. Aitkin, secretary, are as fol
First— entries must be sub
mitted to President Fisher. Lyn
den. on or before May 5. 1922.
Absolutely no entries listed later
than above date.
Second —Schools may enter not
more than two in any one event.
The following schedule of
■ events was adopted:
Morning Program—Pole vault,
group one; shotput, group one;
shotput < S-pound shot), group
jtwo; javelin, group 1; high jump
; group two; high jump, girls.
dash, group 1; 50-yard dash,
group 2; 50-yard dash, girls; 880
yard run, group 1; 100-yard dash,
group I; 10 0-yard dash, group 2;
75-yard dash, girls; 220-yard
! dash, group 1; 220-yard dash,
group 2; mile run, group 1; run
ning broad jump, group 1; 220-
--yard hurdles, group 1 ; running
i broad jump, group 2; sanding
broad jump, group 2; 12 0-yard
hurdles, group I, hurdles to be
nine yards apart; 440-yard dash,
group 1 ; standing broad jump,
group lj discuss, group lj girl's
j relay, 220 yards; 880-yard relay,
group 2; 880-yard relay, group 1.
Sam Carver was chosen to act
as official starter with H. Bar
, truff and P. Chamberlain as tim
ers and Davenport, Ferrand and
Landaal as judges for group 1
events with Wright, Hanna and
, Aim as judges of group 2 events.
, Fisher will be secretary for group
I 1 boys and Meyers for grooup 2
. boys and Ewing secretary for the
The group 1 and 2 declamatory
contest will be held on the even
ing of May 13 at the Lynden
hOoir"S*l'«->. Uaar v usi 'he
submitted not later than April 15.
[The time limit will be ten min
i utes and the number of contest
ants is limited to one from each
school, either boy or girl. There,
must be entries from at least
1 five grade schools to insure the
John Berger Back
Mr. John Berger who has been
working at the Carstein Meat Co.
!in Bellingham. has returned to
1 his old position in the Palace
Market in Lynden.
Celebrates 72nd Anniversary
Mrs. C. Noteboom entertained
children, grand-children and rel-
atives in honor of Mr. Notebook's
72nd birthday anniversary.
Bert Rutgers underwent an
operation for appendicitis last
The relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
Kelsey who have spent the win
ter with them left Monday night
for their home in North Dakota
Mrs. Van Patten accompanied
them to Bellingham.
Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Tremain
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Lund and little Glenn and Mrs.
J. W. Tremain were entertained
at the H. E. Mutchler home Sun
A ten cent tea was held this
afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Pixley, by the W. C. T. I.
The Eastern Star will hold its
social meeting next Thursday
Church services will be held
at the First Reformed Church on
Grover St, Friday afternoon.
Good Friday services will be
held at the 2nd Christian Re
formed Church Friday evening.
Mrs. Ida Blow and family left
Vuesday for their new home east
Of the mountains
Mr. and Mrs Ib.iiry Wilson
will soon move to their new home
joining the J. W. De Neui plare.
Mrs. J. De Jager entertained
relatives Friday evening in honor
of her birthday anniversary.