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30-10 PLAN would
HELP LOCAL district
Proposed School Tax Measure I Ms-'
cussed —I'lillnum Has Low Per ]
Student Valuation for ]
That Pullman's school district, No. j
59, has a valuation equaling only j
$2240 for each of its 707 school
census children, as against a state
valuation of $5106 for each school
child, and that, because of this con
dition, this district would receive
outside help in maintaining its
schools under the proposed 30-10
school plan, was one of the points |
brought out nt a comprehensive dis- 1
cussion of the 30-10 plan at the
chamber of commerce meeting Tues- !
day. The discussion was led by Su- ;
perintendent Charles Henry, who has j
made a study of the proposed meas- 1
ure, with many citizens and farmers i
participating in the round table dis
cussion that followed.
Superintendent Henry's figures in
dicated that any school district in
the state in which there is less than
$5000 behind each school child
would receive assistance from more
favored sections, while districts inj
which the valuation exceeds the state !
average of $5106 might expect to 1
assist the districts with lower valu
ations. Spokane, he showed. has
$■5250 behind each school child, and
Seattle $5280, both very near the!
state average. He mentioned other
districts, however, with as high as
$79,000 aluation per school child.
In Whitman county as a whole the
per school child valuations is ap- ;
The purpose of the proposed meas
ure, he pointed out, is not to raise
taxes, but to distribute the burden
more equally and because of this it
is, in his estimation, an eminently
fair attempt to solve the school
problems of the state.
Under the proposed 30-10 plan,
known as initiative measure No. 46,
the state would raise $30 for each
school child, through levy and in
terest from the permanent school
fund, and the county would raise
$10. This fund would be distribut
ed on a basis of 50 per cent for ac
tual days attendance of children and
50 per cent based on the number of
teachers employed in the district.
The law would increase the state
school tax approximately three and
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BOY'S QUICK ACTION ■!
SAVES DROWNING MATE
Edward Level, Two Years Old, Res
cued From River When Short
Boy Rushes for Help
J. K. Short, four-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Short, is Pullman's
latest hero, and the little fellow, be
cause of his quick wits and decisive
action, is entitled to all the honors
that can be bestowed upon him. Last
Saturday afternoon the Short boy
and Edward Level, 27-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Level,
were playing near the Duthie build
ing. on north Grand streets. The
Level boy got too close to the swol
len creek and fell in. Observing the
Plight of his little playmate the
Short boy rushed for assistance and
notified Sidney Jacobson, who was
driving a team nearby, and then ran
to the home of the boy's mother and
notified her. Jacobson jumped into
the river and rescued the little boy
aft he had floated over 100 feet
•town stream. The boy had lost con
sciousness but was soon resuscitated
an(l by the next day had fully recov
er ed from the effects of his icy bath.
■■ Jn the excitement which attended
the rescue of the Level boy and his
• turn to consciousness the prompt
a«ion of his little playmate was for
tn« moment overlooked and it was
several days before persons who in
terested themselves in the remark
*°'y quick thought and action of
. «« little boy were able to learn his
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best interest* of Pullman and the greatest farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
FLORENCE POHTEII WIXs
C.HADE SCHOOL CONTEST
Florence Porter won first place in
' the local grade school declamation
contest Friday event] and will rep
resent this district at Cblfax at the i
I county contest during teachers' in
stitute. Fourteen grade school stu
(dents participated in the contest,)
; second place going to William Law.)
! In the rural district contest held Sat- j
i urday Maurice Evans won first place
I and Vera Brannan second, while!
| Clelah Cooper won first place in the j
high school contest, held Thursday I
The participants In the grade con-j
test, aside from the winners of first |
and second place, were Marjorl'e
Taylor, Virginia Jacobs, Laura
George, Hazel Plaskett, Carl Krue-!
gel, Elizabeth McCarthy, Gala Peed,
| Winnifred Biegler, Charles Sanders,
Virginia Watt, Burr Lounsbury and
I William Morris.
MRS.G. i. REED, PIONEER !
: DIED AT SAN DIEGO !
I Esteemed Pullman Lady Passed!
Aw.iv m Result of Stroke of
Afternoon, W. B. Church
Word was received in Pullman '
Monday of the death Sunday at San
Diego, California, of Mrs. G. \V. !
, Reed, aged 62 years. Mrs. Reed re- j
cently suffered a stroke of paralysis!
but her friends here had no intlma-j
tion that her condition was critical, i
She was one of Pullman's earliest
pioneers, the daughter of the late I
Christopher C. Branham, who 1
I crossed the plains with horse teams
and located at Whelan, five miles j
north of Pullman, where they built '
a log cabin, over (5 years ago. On
February 28, 1878, Mrs. Reed, then \
Miss Add it- Branham, was united In
marriage to G. W. Reed, the cere- !
mony being performed at the bride's |
home at Whelan. From that date I
until a tew months ago, when Mr. !
and Mrs. Reed went to California in
the hope that Mr. Reed's health
might be benefited, the family resid
ed In or near Pullman and Mrs.
Reed became widely known through
out Whitman county.
Mrs. Reed is survived by her hus
band, one son and two daughters.:
The son is William Edgar Reed, of'
Portland, Oregon, and the daugh- ;
ters are Mrs. Robert M. Rhea of I
I Riverside, Wash., and Mrs. Haxel •
; Tipping of Salt Lake City, Utah. De- j
! ceased was a past noble grand of the j
| Rebekah lodge and was also associat- >
■ed with the W. R. C. and Women •
Of Woodcraft. She was a member
and active worker in the Methodist
i The body will arrive in Pullman j
Friday evening and funeral services
will be held Sunday afternoon at ■
2:30 at the M. E. church, the Rev. |
I J. G. Law officiating.
DOW CHAIRMAN OF
LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD
At the organization meeting of the
I Pullman school board last Monday,
I D. C. Dow was elected chairman of
the board and I). C. I'ownen was re-,
elected clerk for the district. The
board for district No. 59 includes
Chairman D. C. Dow, Thos. Neil! and
W. C. Kruepel.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Woman's club will be held Mon
day. April .'!. in. the Masonic hall
promptly at 3:00 o'clock. Every
member is urged to be present at
: this time. Following a business ses
! sion the home conomics department
I will present Miss Dowling, who will
| give a demonstration of some new
j uses of corn products for food, spe
cializing on mazola oil, the value of
which will be demonstrated in salads,
cakes, biscuits and other foods.
All women of Pullman are cor
jdially invited to attend this demon
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BAD CHECK CHARGE
COLFAX, Wash., Mar. 27.— C. E.
i Van Gorder, arrested at Clarkston
by Sheriff Cole and Deputy Sheriff
Baker for issuing a no-fund check
jat Pullman, was released on $50
bond for appearance before Justice
jT. B. Doollttle next Saturday. He
i claims that the arrest is the result
of his mistake In writing the check
1 on one bank when his funds were In
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, PHIDAY, MARCH
COMPANY X, NATIONAL GUARD [
CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Citizens Guests of National Guards
men at Lliinquet Marking First
; Anniversary of Founding of
Local I nil
This Week brings to a dose the
first year of activity on the part of
[Company K. 11; ist infantry, national
guard, and In celebration of the
; event a banquet followed by a pro
, gram was given in the guard armory,
Tuesday evening, at which many lo
cal citizens were quests of the
j guardsmen. *
Lieutenant Stanton .1. Hall presid
ied as toastmaster and introduced
i Captain George H. Gannon, com
i manding officer of the local unit,
| who dscussed "The National Guard
.as a Community Asset." Captain
i Gannon related in some detail Ihe
i functions of the national guard as
. a part of the national defense sys
j tern and stated that Company X is
j fully equipped for active field serv
! ice and ready to respond to a call
to arms on a moment's notice. He
dealt with the military, social, rec
reational and patriotic features of
! the organization.
The local guard unit, he pointed
| out, holds great potential possibili
: ties for the future of the community,
i with the probability that at some
| future time a second company may
|be recruited, giving Pullman a just
1 right to ask that a state armory bo
I constructed here. He suggested that
J an honorary guard, comprising citi
, zens who for -various reasons can not
| or do not care to* affiliate with the
School Consolidation Only Relief!
I Stubbornness of Fanners Themselves
Responsible for Present Tax \
Harden Says T. A.
"Only when we consolidate the
rural schools with their natural ,
i school center will the' present great
I problem of the rural schools be
I solved," was the summary of T. A.
I Leonard after an interesting discus
i sion of the rural school problem be
fore 130 citizens and farmers at the
I chamber of commerce luncheon
| Tuesday. Mr. Leonard gave a force
ful presentation of the situation and
. presented facts and figures to prove
While the school '.centers main
( tain good conditions a condition of
1 chaos exists in the rural districts,
! according to Mr. Leonard, who said:
j "We farmers through our own stub
bornness and our own shortsighted
ness have brought the situation up
on ourselves and now we not only
| pay for the little old dilapidated
school in the country which we in
; sist on maintaining but contribute
liberally for the schools in the cen
■ ters and even for schools over on
; the coast."
The passage of the 20-10 plan two
! years ago was the beginning of the
Will Launch Innovation in Church Services
| Rev. C. X. Curtis Will S|M>ak at
(■rand Theatre Sunday Evenings
Believing that many persons who
I feel a reluctance to attend services in
[a church building would take advan
j tage of an opportunity to hear re-
I lision discussed from a modern view
, point in an ordinary place of busi
ness and would profit through at
tendance at such a service, the Rev.
C. N. Curtis, pastor of the Federate i
churches, will present an innovation
in church services and during the
month of April will deliver his Sun
. day evening message to the people
of the Pullman community from the
stage of the Grand theatre. •
Mr. Curtis believes that much of
the indifference of the people to
ward the church Is due to a misun
derstanding on the part of the peo
pie. Many think, he says, that, the
church Is still talking about a God
i be organized, to co op.
• the guard unit in various •••■
ami in w oik in the lnt< rests ol the ;
''-plain Qannon stated that the |
guard armory i-- ;>i the disposal of
the people of the community at any;
time except during the weekly drill
<i and Invited the people to
use of [be building, ll'
pressed the hope that before long
mnasium features might be
installed and regular gymnastic
classes be held under the direction
of a qualified Instructor, Closer as
sort! ion between I he guai i and
the civilians will give the people a
clearer insight into the guard work
and help to rind lodgment for the
guard and it work in the hearts
and the minds of the people, he i
"How it Feels io He ;i Sergeant 1 ;
w;< the subject assigned to Sergeant i
Paul 11. Douglass, who spoke in a
rollicking, happy vein ami related
many interesting Incidents of guard
camp life. Sergeant I). (' I low men
tioned the importance of I be national
guard as a trainer ol 1 men and its
value to the men in the ranks.
"When we realise that 500,000
national guardsmen and approxi
mately 100.000 regular soldiers
would constitute the first line of
defense in ease of war we can not
help but feel the responsibility which
rests upon us, as citizens, to support
and respect the officers and men of
the various units." said Win. Good
year in an address on "What Pull
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end Of the rural schools, he staled.
and the "executioner is now on the
scene to finish the job with Hie 30-
L 0 plan, i'liiil ihe fanners forget
their stubbornness and assemble the
rural BChools in ;> single central unit
their problem will never be solved "
.\ir. Leonard presented a tabula
tion to show the amount of tax which
would be paid and the amount of
aid received under the old 10-10,
the new 20-10 and the proposed 30
--10 school tax plans by the rural
schools adjacent to Pullman, by the
Pullman district itself, and by a con
solidation of the local and adjacent
districts. This tabulation covered
state tax and stale aid only and did
not take into consideration the sav
ing to the local district in district
levies under the proposed 30-10
plan. The tabulations were as fol
Pullman $ 9,750 y ::. 14 i
Rural 3,500 7.:; 7 2
Total 13,250 10,516
Pullman 20.31 '■!■ 9,680
Rural 7,050 L'T
Total l'7.:;•;_• ::•;.", ',<>
Pullman 30,000 l B.l 1 I v
Rural 1 1,300 45,97 I
Total t 1,300 62,192
who Is far off in some imaginary
heaven of bliss and that we mortal
are here throwing dice to decide
whether it is to be heaven or hell
for us when we check in. They
think the church is still debating
whether Jesus was born of a virgin
and whether the miracles recorded
In the Bible are true.
These people think, ho says, that
Mr. Bryan represents religious think
ing as it relates to evolution. They
do not know that modern religion
has no quarrel with science but rath
er regards science as the ally or re
Mr. Curtis says he Intends to
preach the message of modern re
ligion as it relates to the problems
Of real concern, and in this way do
his bit to correct the present mis
The first of the, series of Sunday
evening services at the Grand the
atre will be held next Sunday even-
Ing and Mr. Curtis extends a cordial
Invitation to all to attend.
<vi>o\.\i:i.i.s mi: \vi:i»in
VOll MENTAL OX M.VCIIIMMtV j
Tht' plot for ;i second chapter in j
I the legal battle between William and j
John O'Donnell on he one side and i
■I- P. edin on the other was laid i
this week when the two brothers
brought civil lion against Mr.
Wed hi to recover approximately f4O
; which i hey allege is duo them as
■ rental on farm machinery loaned to
| din, who i. .1 neighbor farmer,
: Mr. Wed In claims thai the machinery
was merely loaned to him and thai
the question of a rental charge never;
entered Into the transaction. The
case will be beard before Justice \V.
M. Porter next Tuesday morning at
10 o'clock. Recently Mr. W'edin
filed complaint against the brothers I
for alleged violations of the game
laws ami secured a conviction on
some of the counts against them.
1 0. 1 WILL MEET
Ml AT COUNTY SEAT
Local Lodge Will Help Col fax Enter
lain Hea*l Consul April 7 —
Dunce \V\i Week
Pep and numbers characterized '
the regular meeting of the Woodmen
of the World Wednesday evening,
Besides the regular run of business
and three Initiations there were a ;
number of Colfai Woodmen present
to invite the local choppers down to
Co If ax Friday evening, April 7, when
there will lie a gigantic reception
held In the county seat in honor of
Head Consul 1. I. Boak, who is mak
ing a tour of the Northwest, ii is'
predicted that this gathering of
Woodmen in Colfax will be the larg
est ever held in this locality and the
citizens of Colfax are getting behind
their local Woodmen to make it
an event to be remembered, not only
in the history of the fraternal order
but also in the county. The program
calls for a reception in the afternoon,
a parade at 7:00 p. 111. and the big
meeting at Community hall after
ward, when Mr, Boali will address
the Woodmen, telling them of the
condition of he order.
The visitors were impressed with
the initiatory work of the local camp
and the music by the W. O. W. or
chestra and asked that the Pullman
camp bring to Colfax their degree
workers and musicians to assist in
(entertaining the large crowd expect
ed on April 7. Three candidates
were led over the trail and two appli
cations were read.
After the business of the evening
was finished the camp listened to
very entertaining speeches by A. D.
O'Kelley, W. E. McCroskcy. W. L.
LaFollette, Jr., and District Manager
Dirks, after which Mr. LaFollette
delighted the crowd with several
songs. Refreflhmnts were served.
Next Wednesday, April 5, the local
camp will give a dance for its mem
bers and visiting Woodmen, a com
mittee having been appointed to
make arrangements and secure the
best music in the city.
WOMEN'S GLEE CLUB
AT SUNDAY VESPERS
The vesper service at the collega
auditorium next Sunday afternoon
will consist of a sacred concert by
the women's glee club, under the di
rection of Miss La Verne B. Askln,
with vocal solos by the Misses Doris
Roeder and Margherita Beneke, a
violin solo by Miss Doris Mcßcy
nolds and a duet by the Misses
Margherlta Beneke and Alice Prln
dle. The women's glee club 13 a new
organization at the college and will
soon make a tour of the state, later
appearing in concert at Pullman.
The vesper program next Sunday will
start promptly at 4 o'clock.
MOOSE ami FAMILIES
ENJOY INSTALLATION DANCE
The members of Progress Lodge
No. !'):!, L. 0. O. M.. wth their fam
ilies, attended the installation and
dance given by 'he lodge last even
iii.' A lunch was served and danc
ing was enjoyed until a late hour.
J. O. Adams, the retiring dictator,
surrendered the gavel to M R. Jamar
who will sei'vo the lodge as dictator
during the ensuing term. Other of
flcert seated last night were Frank
Parr, vice dictator; A. L. Hover. prel
ate: V K. Yelle, treasurer, and J.
It. Barton, trustee for throe years.
FIFTY-FOUR MEN JOIN
I LOCAL KIWANIS CLUB
! l rank i:. Sangcr Elected President
<>) New Progressive Organiza
li,,,,—Will >|( M Monday
With 54 charter members iha
Kiwanis club of Pullman was per
manent ly organized Monday, whoa
Frank E, Banger wad elected presi
dent, Herbert Klmbrough vice presi
dent, Stantbn .1. Hall secretary and
.1. N. Scott treasurer. The perma
nent board of directors Includes Dr.
L. G. Klmzey; Robert Nelll, William
Goodyear, J. N. Emerson', Dr. E. A.
Archer, Dr. M. .1. Belstel and D. D.
Kimball. Thos. Neill was elected
district trustee. These officers will
servo until tin. close of the present
■ calendar year.
To promote close co-operation be
tween the Ktwanlg club and the
chamber of commerce a clause was
included in the by-laws by the terms
lof which any member of Kiwanla
I who is also a member of the cham
ber of commerce automatically censes
to hold membership in Kiwanis in
case he withdraws from the chamber.
The club will meet temporarily
at Robinson's cafe on Mondays, the
session- to start at 12:15 and close
A box of cigars offered as a prize
I Monday by Walter C. Humpton, of
Chicago, international field repre
sentative, to the holder of the lucky
number, was won by T)r. J. L. Giile
land. At next Monday's meeting a
j prize will lie given by The Togs and
| it is expected that the practice will
be continued to create added Interest
in the weekly meetings.
The 54 Kiwaniana whose names
will appear on the .national charter
as participants in the Institution of
the local club are as follows:
Ira 0. Allen, Karl P. Allen, [.,>
Allen, E. A. Archer, Henry L. Baker,
Chas. K. neckwith. Dr. Matthew .1.
i Beistel, O. A. Bostic, Dr. A. A. Cleve
land, 11. W. Cordell, C. N. Curtis.
Lou M. Curtis, D. C, Downen, J. N.
Emerson, Geo E. Falrchild, F. 0.
Forrest, Geo. 11. Gannon, John N.
Gannon, Dr. J. L. Qilleland, Glenn
Glover, Win. Goodyear, C. E. Graves.
Stanton J. Hall, 11. L. Hathaway.
A. J. JHnkle, Dr. E. O. Holland, Dr.
A. E. Hudson. it. L. Jenner, P. D.
Johnston, Julius W. Kalkua, D. D.
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GUARD SCORES 1382
IN STATE RIFLE MATCH
Captain George If. (•aniioii Leads
Teammates With 1-17 in ISO ami
Ties for First Place In State
With an aggregate score of 485
in the third and final stage of the
State national guard shoot Sunday,
Co. X, 1 6 1 st infantry, hung up a
score total of 1382 in a possible
1500. Captain George H. Gannon
maintained his lead over his team
mates, his perfect score Sunday giv
ing him a total of 117 in a possible
150. Private Clinton E. Bnyder won
second individual honors among the
local shooters with 143 in I 50.
Information received from Guard
: headquarters by Captain Gannon
yesterday is to the effect that Pull
man landed fifth place in the state
shoot, first honors going to the Com
pany I! team of Spokane. Three
men of the over 200 participating
were tied for high individual honors
with scores of 147 in 150, these be
i ing Captain Gannon of Pullman, Ser
geant. Graham of Co. B, Spokane, and
Private Warm of Co. B, Spokane.
Inasmuch as Sergeant Graham had
I two perfect records in the three sep
arato contests and 47 In the other,
he was given first place by the gover
nors of the state match. Captain
Gannon and Private Warm will en
gage in a "shoot-off" for second and
third places, Captain Gannon having
received his target for that purpose
yesterday. The "shoot-off" will be
from the standing position.
The winning Spokane team will
; receive a silver loving cup, while a
gold medal will go to Sergeant Gra
ham of Spokane as high individual
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