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.VOLUME XXXII.
PULLMAN OBSERVES !
ARMISTICE DAY
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tional Club of College
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A mammoth parade of returned
soldiers and sailors and the mem
bers of the state College R. O. T.
C. featured Pullman's celebration of I
the first anniversary of the signing!
of the armistice Tuesday morning.:
The celebration was ushered in
promptly at It o'clock, the exact'
hour on which hostilities ended.
With the strong lunged siren whis
tle at the State College power plant i
carrying the lead, every bell and '■
whistle In the city joined in the
din that marked the first annivers
ary of the eventful hour. The col-'
lege and schools were closed, and
despite the chilly weft her, over
2000 men, women and children were
on the main streets of the city to
witness the demonstration.
The big parade was headed by the
college 4 0-plece band, following
which were automobile floats rep
resenting the various lines of work'
conducted so successfully by the!
American Red Cross. Then came '
the 50 members of the vocational
club at the college who are able to
march and the 200 returned soldiers,
representing Maynard-Price post of
the American Legion. The eight
companies of cadets from the State
College, in close formation, were
followed by the local Boy Scout
troop, led by Scoutmaster C. N. Cur
tis. Then followed the students of
the high school.
The parade halted in front of the
city hall, where President W. A.
Spalding of the chamber of com-;
merce, on behalf of that organiza-
Hon, presented to the vocational
club of the college, composed of
some 100 disabled soldiers sent here
by the government for education, a
beautiful flag, to adorn the flag
staff in front of the club headquar
ters on Maiden Lane. Patrick Mc-
Bride received the colors for the vo
cational club and introduced Ser
geant Crowley, who expressed the
thanks of the wounded men for the;
gift, as well as for the other acts of
kindness bestowed upon them by the
people of Pullman.
Sergeant Raymond Hague, wearer
of the French Croix de Guerre and
recipient of American citations for
bravery, was called upon to describe
the feelings of the American sol
diers a year ago that day. On that
memorable day Sergeant Hague, who
had been seriously wounded only six
days before, lay in a hospital, with
his life despaired of. His graphic
description of the final days of the
Breat struggle and the tenseness that
Preceded the signing of the ar
mistice, brought tears to many eyes.
Both the speakers urged the peo
ple to use their Influence toward
making Armistice Day a legal holi
day, to be celebrated with appropri
ate ceremonies.
The colors were raised on the city
flagstaff while the bugler Bounded
'To the Colors" and "Retreat," and
'he local celebration of the first an
niversary of Armistice Day was his
tory, In the afternoon the members
of the vocational club held cere
monies at their club house and
raised the colors presented to them
by the chamber of commerce.
ORCHESTRAL CONCERT
AT HIGH SCHOOL
> Charles S. Walker, music super
ior of the schools of St. John, gave
a demonstration of the possibilities
; of work in school orchestras at the
"'Sh school auditorium yesterday
afternoon and evening. .Mr. Walker
has organized a large orchestra in
the public schools of. St. John. He
fought a group of his pupil-, to
j Pullman yesterday and gave an en
tertainment In the afternoon at 4:00
o'clock and another at 8:00 In the,
evening.
Mr Walker came at the invitation ;
of Mrs. Grace B. Hulacber, music'
•"Pervisor of the Pullman schools.
he Purpose of having the orchestra
if!*" an entertainment was to Inter- 1
:*B' Parents and others In the form
a 8 Of a similar organization In the j
; loc schools;
»no entertainment was enjoyed by
8,1 'hose, who attended.
HsT'fr trir* IPIa w
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the bet intereri, of Pultm.n and the greate.t farming community in the NorflwM. grounding it.
IMPORTANT MEETING OF
CHAMBER OF OOMMERt I
Secretary Thorpe 0 f the chamber
tt commerce yesterday received the
following telegram, dated at Olym
pic:
Chamber of Commerce, Pullman,
Wash.
We are urging every chamber of
tommerce, Elks lodge, and American
Legion post in the state to itniaed -
itely petition the governor to call a
special session of the legislature for
he purpose of enacting drastic
latton to curb the activity of a i
irchistlc organizations and to make
it a felony to be •' member of such
organizations. Will you act at once.'
Chamber of Commerce.
Alfred William Leach,
Pest X". ::. American
Legion,
Action on the telegram will lie
nade a special order of business tit
he chamber of commerce luncheon
text Tuesday and every member Is
trged to he present and to express
ills views on this important question.
MOTHERS CLUB TO MEET
The Mothers club will meet at the
ilgh school building Monday after
noon, November 17, at 3:15. The
joy and girl problem will be dis
cussed, a round table on the qites
:ion to be led by Mrs, Serena F.
Mathews. A program will be given
jy the Sixth B grade of the public
school, directed by Mrs. Theressa
Stone
FIRST OPEN FORUM I
DRAWS LARGE CROWD j
Prof. H. W. Cos-dell Defines Labor
Issue and Answers) Many Ques
tions From Persons in
Audience
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Pullman's first open rorum wAs
leld Sunday evening. There was a
ood attendance and much interest
vas manifested. Thomas Neil! pre
sided and after briefly outlining the
Hirpose and plans of the forum, in
roduced Prof. 11. W. Cordell as the
speaker of the evening.
Prof. Cordell gave a concise and
forceful analysis of the issues In
volved in the labor quest :on. and
dearly reviewed the development of
the present demands of organized
labor. He asserted that labor is not
jo much interested In securing
higher wages and shorter hours as
in establishing its right to bargain
collectively. During the war labor
was granted a number of concessions
and fears thai an effort is now be
ing made to take away these conces
sions. In Europe, when the war
started, labor was in about the posi
tion that it is in the United States
today, having received more recogni
tion than in America. Labor in Eng
land is now demanding thai it be
given representation in the manage
ment of industrial enterprises, so
that it may know the status of the
business, the profits, and whether
fair wages are being paid and when
any curtailing of operations is justi
fied by conditions.
Tin speaker maintained thai labor
la entitled to and must have the
right to bargain collectively. In
reference to the great coal strike he
said that the object of the strikers is
not so much to increase wages or to
decrease working hours tor the In
dividual employe, as to develop con
ditions which will provide stead)
employment for a larger numb of
worklngmen. Steady, rather than
spasmodic, production is their aim.
A number of questions were pro*
pounded by the audience, which
showed keen interest, and these
were answered by the speaker.
Will Everett of Spokane, an or
ganised labor leader, will be the
principal speaker at the to%am meet
ing next Saturday evening, his sub
ject to be "The Closed Shop "
PROVIDES VENISON FEED
The chamber of commerce Tues
day enjoyed a venison luncheon'
through the kindness of Robert
Still, who returned Sunday evening
from Pend Oreille county, where lie
and four companions bagged four
d,,.. Nearly 1"" business men at
tended the luncheon and a unani
mous vote of thanks was extended
to the donor of the lucious meat.,
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 11. 1919
WAR DEPARTMENT FIDS NO
TRUTH INJMp CHARGES
■ »i,n-iie»- MTumt I iii-ough investi
gation of Charges of .Mismanage
ment in S. A. T. c. Dis
credits Allegations of
It. S. Stillborn
That the mass of evidence taken
by the war department in the in
vestigation of tin- management of
the S. A. T. C. at the Slate College
during the Influenza epidemic last
fall, following the charges of It. S.
Sanborn of Spokane, completely
discredited them. Is the gist of
the report just recently made by
he war department to Dr. I. S. Col
lins of Spokane, formerly captain.
M. C, in charge of the training
unit here. in a forum article in
the Spokesman-Review of last Sun
day Dr. Collins gave the findings of
the war department as follows;
To the editor of the Spokesman-Re
view:
I am just In receipt of a steno
graphic copy of about 800 pages
from the war department of the evi
dence, exhibits, letters, correspond
ence, newspaper clippings and the
findings, conclusions and recom
mendations of the investigation con
ducted by order of the war depart
ment by Colonel Lewis of the In
spector general's office, concerning
conditions existing during the in
fluenza epidemic at the S. A. T. C.
unit. State College of Washington,
Pullman, Wash.
I herewith submit a copy of the
conclusions, signed by Colonel T. J.
Lewis of that Investigation which I
trust you will sco fit to publish:
Thai beyond the one fact estab
lished by the mass of evidence taken
to wit; That the floors in the
.lames Wilson hall and mechanic arts
building, used as barracks, were un
comfortably cold and drafty, and the
few complaints made by hoys, who
were not seriously ill and fully capa
ble of helping themselves, complain
ing of the lack of this help at a
time, owing to a large number of
seriously sick, all available medical
attention was being concentrated
upon the seriously sick, the evidence
fails to show that all other allega
tions and imputations contained in
the article signed by It. S. Sanborn
In The Spokesman-Review, Spokane.
Wash.. November 10, 1918, were
Pounded on tact, but that they were
based on minor, nonvital incidents
made by an observer unfamiliar with
influenza conditions then existing,
the difficulty to be met and over
come iii caring for the large num
ber of sick, made bitterly hostile by
a fancied grievance and thereafter
giving his entire time and attention
to faultfinding and attempting to In
fluence others to join hint in a sim
ilar attitude towards those, including
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MC, Has Good Football Record
•Minmi.v" Xaider Digs Into Gridiron
Archives and Finds Interesting
History— Plays 1221 Games in
23 Years, with 7."» Pel
Coin Victories
As shown by the scores of -->
years of football, the Washington
State College team has a remarkable
record, according to Dr. P. P.
('"Jimmy") Xaltler. veteran football
fan, yell leader and graduate of tho
college, who has just been doing a
little research work among i be pig
skin archives of the Northwest.
"In 25 seasons, counting the pres
ent one," says Nalder, "the State Col
lege team ha played 23 games of
football, and has won 86 times,
which is almost 70 per tent of all
games played. It has lost 30 games
and seven games in tied scores. This
makes nearly three tines as many
games won as lost. Ninety-seven of
these games were with collegiate.]
and 20 with non-collegiate teams..
During the earliest seasons, back In;
the 'stone age' of college football,
V. lien we oldtimers did the boosting,
a considerable portion of '"" games:
and citizens of the community of
Pullman, Wash., who were giving all
their tune and attention in earing for
the sick ami doing everything to al
leviate their condition (testimony of
William Bennett Palaraountaln,
physician Colfax, Wash., who assist
ed without compensation in the care
of the sick ' ; that abundant evidence
has been obtained to how that ev
erything that was possible to do with
the means on band, in i community
without adequate "hospital facilities,
was done tor the Influenza and other
sick of the S. A. T. C. unit at the
State College of Washington, Pull
man, Wash.: that with the except lon
of the cold and drafty floors of
James Wilson hall and Met ban
Arts building, used as quarters,
which condition was remedied with
due diligence by the college author
ities; that the college and military
authorities and the people of the
community of Pullman Wash., who
assisted should have been commend
ed rather than subjected to the ex
aggerated and unjustified criticisms
contained In the article of Mr. San •
born In The Spokesman-Review dl
November 10, 1918; that this arti
cle is highly sensational, unjustified
and misleading; that the substance
of the investigation made by the gov
ernor of the state of Washington
and the board of regents of the
State College of Washington as pub
lished under the date of November
-'■"•. 1918, is a fair and truthful rep
resentation of the situation at the
State College of Washington with
reference to Influenza sick, as it ex
isted at that time, as borne out In
tlu> idem obtained. The inspec
tor* permitted Mr. Sanborn to be
present during the entire time of the
investigation and with the excep
tion of possibly two witnesses, heard
confidentially, he was permitted un
limited liberty in examining all wit
nesses. This privilege he exercised
to the limit, as manifested by the
amount of evidence included In this
report. Every witness ws exhaust
ed by him In his attempt to establish
matters alleged by him in his arti
cle in The Spokanesnian-Review of
November 10, 1918, Reading of
the testimony containing his addi
tional statements and protests made
by him during the investigation to
the effect that be was denied the
right to introduce important testi
mony, will show that his attitude
was that of tin accuser, uncertain as
In bis grounds, attempting to estab
lish proof for charges and allega
tions made without investigation,
more or leys Irresponsible and
groundless.
The recommendations were that
no further action be taken and re
ports be supplied Interested par
ties. I. S. COLLIN'S.
Formerly captain, M. ('.. In charge
at Pullman.
played were against, non-colleglate
team Thai sort of thing has about
passed away, however. Multnomah
is the only non-collegiate team we
meet tliis year.
Comparative Scores High in U. S.
C.'s Favor
"The comparative scores tell an
Interesting story, even mote In th"
State College's favor. In 123 games
in '17, years, the team has piled up
a total score of W,", points, as
against 7,' t \ points scored by their
opponents. This phase of the rec
ord stantls in W. S. C.'s favor almost
four to one. W. S. ''. scored in 10p
of I-", ... played, which gives
her at: average of over 20 points per
game. Her opponents stored in ",7
games, making an average of 10
prints per gam*,
■In 15 of the 2.' seasons, the State
College has won a majority of the
games played. In s^ven seasons she
lost a majority of times, and in three
seasons (1 J* 10. 1!»I2, lOJiV we
broke even on fames won and lost
Another interesting fact 1« fchown in
a etudy of shutouts, or Failures "<
score. There have been S7 shut
outs In 123 game?, in tl." gamer,,
she has played aud won, over SO
por cent of ihe total 123, the State;
College teams nave shut owl their!
opponent-., [n only 20 of tho gamesi
lost has the State College team been]
shut out in three game t against ,
Whitman v i 198, against the Uul-!
versify of Paget Sound, and against!
the University of Oregon In 1903
neither team made a score, it. la a!
remarkable record, for a team toI
have scored In 100 fames played out!
of 123 in 28 years, in one season,
1900, the State College's goal line!
was mc passed. It has not beet i
crossed this season, and we have
' eaten Oregon. Idaho and California'
universities. Let's gr>."
Football was Introduced al the
State College m 1894, and has been i
played continuously ever since, With
the exception of last, year, when It
v. as dispensed with on account of the
war. This is therefore the 261 sea-;
son of the big game at \Y. S. C
SPOKANE TO SENT)
DELEGATION OF KNIGHTS;
Red Cross lodge No, I 10, Knights
of Pythias, Spokane, will send a del- 1
egatlon to Pullman next Monday to
assist In conferring the rank of
Knight upon Elmer Armstrong, a
Btudenl of the state College who re- 1
ceived the first two ranks In Spo-'
Kane. Fifteen local men will be In-;
eluded in the class to be made full- 1
fledged Knights. The initiatory cer
emonies will be followed by refresh
ments, j
HIGHER CURRICULA j
BOARD MEETS HERE
SllZ/.allo and Members of Both
Hoards of llegents to be at i
Meeting
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The hoard of higher curricula will
hold its annual meeting at Washing
ton State College this afternoon
to consider reports concerning the'
cost of instruction and a detailed re
port of be oxpendlturoa for appro-!
priation and equipment, The board
is composed of President K. O. Hol
land and two members of the board
of regents of Washington state col
lege, President Henry Sussallo and
two members of the board of regents
of the University of Washington, and
a representative from each of the'
three state normal schools.
The board of higher curricula was
created by an act of the state leg- ;
islature In 1917. It is supposed to;
no-el each year to consider mallei.,
of efficiency and economy in the ad- j
ministration of the institutions of i
higher learning in the state of Wash- ]
ington; also to make recommenda
tions to the board of regents and
trustees of the several institutions
regarding the enrollment. attend
ance, and cost of Instruct lon. The
business of the board Is to be re
ported to the governor on or before
December ID«
Means of relieving the congested
situation in the state schools will be
considered by'the board and drastic
action may be taken to provide Im
mediately more room or the differ
ent institutions. Governor Louis I-'.
Hart is expected to attend the ses
sion, as well as the slate auditor
and a member of ihe state beard of
accountancy.
HANDSOME GIFTS poll
Vol VTIONAL VETERANS
During the past week the Voca-I
titiial Veterans club has received
several substantial gifts from the
people of Walia Walla. The cb m
ber of comiiierce of that city sent a
very line Brunswick phonograph as
a gift from the community and the
Elk's lodge of Walla Walla sent a
handsome leather couch for the use
of the tiub. ')■ bet people in Walla
Walla scut another couch and a'
number of towels and other useful ,
at tides.
The veterans deeply appreciate
these evidences of (good will of
the people of Walla Walla, which
will add much to the comfort and
cheer of their club house. The pho
nograph will play any make of rec
ords and rerconi in Pullman who
lipve' any' records to spare could i"ii
them to good use by presenting them
to the dub.
WAiERSONIfI
LEAVE FIRST NATIONAL
Assistant Cashier (,oe« to Chehalin
ii» Cashier of the National I lank
There—Roost a Merited
One
C. P. ("Andy") Anderson, first
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assistant c .shier of the First Na
tional bank of Pullman for the past
five years, has resigned his position,
to become effective about December
1, and has accepted a position as
cashier of the National Bank of Che
halls, a solid financial institution
with deposits aggregating $750,000.
Mr. Anderson takes a financial in
terest in the Chehalls bank. During
his kin:.' experience here Mr. Au
derson has attained •<■ high position
in the regard of the banking element
of the state, as well as establishing
himself in the esteem of the citizen
ship of this community, and his loss
to tho First National bank and to
the patrons of that Institution will
be keenly felt. A hard worker, con
scientious, courteous .to his patrons
and honest almost to a fault, he has
proved a highly efficient right, hand
man for Cashier Forrest, and his
loss to this community will be the'
gain of Chehalls.
Mr. Anderson graduated from the
State College with the class of 1911.
taking a degree in civil engineering.
During his student days he was ac
tive in Student affairs and was one
"i the best basketball men ever
turned out. by the veteran "Doc"
Holt lor. For two years he served
as captain of the State College five,
leading the team during the seasons
or 1908-09 and 1909-10, and play
ing a stellar game at the center po-
ion. lie was known in the col
lege as "Andy," ami that pseudonym
has followed him into his business
career. He was a member of Alpha
ran Omega fraternity
Since graduation "Andy" has con
tinued his keen interst in things ath
lotto at the college and is now a
member of the athletic council. As
a citizen of Pullman he has given
freely of his time and talent in the
Interests or public welfare, and
leaves here with friends by the hun
dreds and not a solitary enemy.
In speaking of the loss of Assist
ant Cashier Anderson, F. C Forrest,
cashier of the First National, paid
him this merited tribute:
"Mr. Anderson has been associat
ed with me here for. (lie pa five
years. He Is one of the most thor
ough, painstaking bankers with
whom' i have ever come in contact,
a willing, efficient worker, whose
first ambition has always been to
render the best service possible to
the pat rons ot the bank and to do
bis full bit. toward making Pullman
the best, town in the Inland Empire.
He ha gained hi merited advance
ment through his own energies and
his devotion to duty, and In select
ing him as cashier the National Rank
of Chehalls has picked one of the
best bankers to he had for the posi
tion. It is with deep regret on my
part, and on the part of the directors
that wo are obliged to accept Mr.
Anderson's ■..,, thai he
my take an advanced position, but
our warmest congratulations and
well v ishes go with him."
No action ims yet been taken by
the board of directors to select a
successor to Assistant Cashier An
derson.
STORKS hi. CLOSE
SATURDAY AT SIX
beginning Saturday, No* ember --.
the stores of Pullman will close at
8 '. clock Saturday evenings. This
earlier closing hour will be In force
luring the winter months and until
the rush of spring work makes it
necessary to keep the stores open
later in Saturday evenings In order
to accommodate the needs of tho
'arnters.
W. It, c. INSPECTION
.
Whitman W. R. C. will be Inspect
■d Tuesday afternoon, November 18.
by Mrs. Kate Rums of Spokane, dis
trict Inspector. All members of the
Corps are urged to be present at
'.ho K. of P. ha!l at 1 loch
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