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VOL. LVII. NO. 16.
Drafting of men for the new select
ive army is expected to be under way
next week or not later than July 15,
now that local exemption boards In
most of the states have been appoint
ed by President Wilson. Regulations
which will govern the draft are ex
pected dally in a formal proclamation
by the president.
SherifT J. H. Oifford, Deputy Coun
ty Auditor Will Gaston and County
Physician K. L. Partlow, who con
ducted the registration in this county
June 5, were appointed as the local
exemption board. All men drafted in
the first call who claim exemption
must present their claims to this
In addition to the local boards In
each county of the state there will be
an appellate board in each of the two
federal judicial districts. The mem
bers of these boards have not been
announced, though it is officially
stated that one member of each will
be a representative of the laboring
Drawing at Washington.
The actual drawing will take place
In the office of the wtfr department at
Washington, D. C., and will be en
tirely by number, to avoid all possi
bility of personal favortism or polit
ical Influence. Etch number drawn
from the Jury wheel will apply to the
man in each registration precinct or
county in the state whose card bears
that serial number for his county.
This number is not the number of
the card as issued in each precinct on
Registration Day but is the serial
number stamped on the card by the
county registration board when the
results were tabulated. All of the
cards from all the precincts of the
county were gathered together, ar
ranged In alphabetical order and then
numbered in rotation, beginning with
Cards bearing duplicate numbers
were filed with the adjutant general
of the state and the numbers only
forwarded to the war department.
The Identity of the numbered men
will be unknown to those In charge of
the draft machinery and can be es
tablished, only by comparing a num
ber with a printed list of the man's
home district.
To Draw by State*.
It is expected tbat 650,000 men
-will be drawn on tbe first call. The
drawing will be done by states, so
tbat each state may be called on for
Its quota and one state may not be
torced to supply more men propor
tionately than another. The number
of men each state must supply will
1m proclaimed by President Wilson
-and he will also set the day for the
As the numbers are drawn from
the wheel or other lottery device by ]
the provost general at the war de
partment, they will be telegraphed,
from Washington to the governors of
the various states. They will notify j
the adjutant general, who holds the
corresponding numbered cards, and
the adjutant general will notify the
local boards under whose jurisdiction
the drafted men are.
The responsibility of determining!
-whether he has been drafted lies with
the man himself but plentiful provi
sions will be made for letting each
man know whether he has been draft
ed. The names and numbers of
drafted men in each county will be
made public. |
Procedure for Exemptions.
When a man learns he has been
drafted, he is privileged to appear be- j
fore the exemption board of his dis
trict and plead his case for exemption
If he considers he has one. There
also will be a board of appeal for
«ach judicial district.
If his exemption claim is denied
the man will be acquainted by presi
dential proclamation of the date he
must report for service and will be
told where to report by the local
I)oard. This date has been set defi
nitely for September 1. Work Is
being rushed on the cantonments to
ltave them ready by that time.
The local boards will have power
to decide physical disabilities and
-claim! based on dependent families.
Hfiashtnato n Stantort
National W. C. T. IT. Plans to Send
Machines to French Battle
Children In the Sunday schools of
the city and county have been asked
by the Central W. C. T. U. this week
to contribute to the National W. C.
T. U. ambulance fund the small sums
of money they might otherwise spend
for Fourth of July fireworks, and a
rummage sale will be conducted in
the old postofflce building at Fifth
and Columbia streets Friday and Sat
urday, the proceeds of which will go
into this fund.
The National W. C. T. U. plans to
send several auto ambulances and
drivers to the French battlefront and
the fund is being raised by small do
nations throughout the country. It
is estimated that the cost of an am
bulance and its maintenance for one
year will be $1,600 and S6OO will pay
a driver for a year, and as many ma
chines will be sent as the funds per
A box will be displayed at the rum
mage sale, in which people generally
may deposit such donations as they
care to give-
I Mrs. J. H. Berg, one of the six
people who miraculously escaped
death last Friday afternoon when
thf autMnoMle in whieh they were
riding plunged backward over the
bluff opposite the power house at
Turn water and fell 60 feet to the old
bed of the Des Chutes river below,
was able to return to her home the
fore part of this week. The other
two women, Mrs. James Richards,
who was driving the car, and Miss
Ray Cross, are still receiving treat
ment at St. Peter's hospital, the
former suffering from a broken col
larbone and the latter for a severely
injured knee.
The other three passengers in the
car, Mr. Richards and his 9-year-old
son, and Mrs. Berg's 6-year-old boy.
were able to proceed to their homes
shortly after the accident, their in
juries being minor though painful
and consisting principally of bruises
and slight cuts. Another passenger
in the car, Mrs. Cleveland, managed
to Jump out of it before it went over
the bluff. Mrs. Berg, It was at first
thought, had suffered a fractured rib,
i but It has since developed that her
side was only severely bruised.
The tact that no one was killed
makes the accident most remarkable.
Five grown people and two young
sters had been crowded Into the
small touring car for a ride into the
country. They drove to Tumwater
and back on the road on the west
side of the river to the monument at
the top of the hill and, after looking
at it, Mrs. Richards started to back
the car around In the road to drive
south again.
She became confused in some
Continued on Page night.
Occupational examination pleas must
be heard before the appellate board
In each Judicial district. If a drafted
man desires, he can appeal to a na
tional exemption board, which the
regulations create and which is the
Bupreme court of exemptions.
The method of drawing Is called
politics-proof. It cannot be tampered
with. The exemption boards in most
cases are the same as the registration
boards. This Idea was fixed upon to
avoid political fights over the appoint
ments, as the registration boards were
chosen without political considera
The official total of registration is
9,649,933. Provost Marshal General
Crowder considers the returnß prac
tically a 100 per cent registration.
With the addition of the eligibles
already in the army and navy, who
were not required to register, the
total is well over the 10,200,000 esti
mated by the census bureau.
Stopped at Monument.
Farmers of the county interested
In building silos are urged by County
Agriculturist C. H. Bergstrom to at
tend the demonstration now in prog
ress at the C. E. Ayer farm, about
five miles southeast of Olympia and
a short distance from the Bush
schoolhouse, where a wooden hoop
type of silo is being built.
The demonstration began Thursday
and will be continued Friday and
Saturday. The construction of the
silo is in charge of J. N. Price, dairy
expert of the State College Extension
Service, and Mr. Fairbanks of the
farm engineering department, both of
whom will be at the farm all the time
and will be glad to go into details
with any farmer interested.
The demonstration is being con
ducted to show how a practical and
serviceable silo can be built at home,
of a size to fit any herd down to five
or six cows and at such a low cost as
to be within the reach of every farm
er who feels that he needs a silo.
The one under construction will have
a 75-ton capacity.
County Agriculturist Bergstrom
points out that the erection of silos
is right in line with the food conserv
ation campaign. In that many times a
silo saves an entire crop of hay.
MEN BUM! ffl
Contract was let last Saturday and
work was started Wednesday driving
piles for the foundation for the new
two-story hollow tile building for the
Capital City Iron Works, and it is to
be completed and ready for occupancy
September Ist, according to H. H.
Piper, manager of the company, which
is a subsidiary of the Sloan Shipyards
Contractor Larsen of Tacoma was
awarded the contract for the building,
which will be 40 feet wide and 130
feet long, with a 30-foot wall, and
fireproof throughout. It will be an
extension of the present machine shop
and will house additions to the ma
chine shop equipment, the erecting |
and display departments and the
office on the first floor, while the sec
ond floor will be used for the drafting
room and pattern storage.
When this building is completed,
an extension will be built on to the
blacksmith shop, consisting of a
building 30 by 22 feet, and about the
middle of September the foundry
building will be extended 60 feet.
The company is now employing 30
men, about three times as many as
under the former owners, this number
will be doubled during the next 30
days, and after the middle of Septem
ber when the new buildings become
available at least 100 men will be
employed, Manager Piper says. The
company expects to do a business of
at least half a million dollars a year
beginning September 1 next and is
equipping its plant accordingly.
It will specialize on hoisting ma
chinery, winches, steering gears, steel
ship-knees and steel castings of all
kinds for wooden ships, and will do
all of the iron and steel work for the
Sloan vessels except making the en
gines and boilers, according to Man
ager Piper. In addition, it will do as
much work of this kind for other ship
yards as it can handle.
Meanwhile the pile-driving for the
two additional slips at the Sloan
shipyard is being pushed as rapidly as
possible and eight boats will be under
construction at the big plant inside of
another month. J. O. Pierce, secre
tary of the company, spent several
days during the past week Investigat
ing the lumber situation throughout
the southwestern part of the state and
portions of Oregon and remarked
upon his return that "there is no
danger of a shortage of lumber for
i years to come."
OVER 91,500,000.
Thurston county's contribution to
the $100,000,000 Red Cross War
Fund will run more than $27,000 or
SIO,OOO more than Its allotment, ac
cording to the best figures obtainable
Thursday. Additional contributions
are coming in from outside points,
while final reports are awaited from
several districts. The total for the
city and county Thursday was $26,-
Every district in the county re
sponded liberally to the campaign, as
well as the city itself. Tenlno turned
in $1,647.05 on its own account and
Tono 9477 more, while the allotment
for that section was $1,500; Grand
Moand reported $226 in cash and
pledges, Rochester $130.30, Yelm
$305.25, Collinsdale $17.03, Little
Rock $235, Union Mills $104.30 and
contribution of $250 from the Union
Lumber company; Bordeaux $745.05
and S9OO more for the Mumby Lum
ber A Shingle company and the Mason
Coqnty Logging company. No re
ports have been received as to Nls
qually's total, while the contribu
tions of several other districts were
lumped into the city's total.
The allotment for the county was
917,000 and when the campaign was
being planned, this sum loomed large
Mid seemed difficult to obtain, but
the final aggregate will be more than
SO per cent above that figure. That
ratio wa» maintained generally
throughout the state and it was esti
mated Thursday that Washington's
contribution would be at least*sl,-
SOV.OOO instead, of the $1,000,000
allotted to it. The total for the na
tion is expected to run at least sllO,-
Olympla held a jollification meet
ing at the atatehouse last Friday
evening, at which C. J. Lord, presi
dent of the Capital National bank
and one of the leaders in the local
campaign, presided, and Governor
Lister delivered a short address, em
phasizing particularly of every one
"doing his bit" so long as the war
Investigation of labor conditions in
the Eastern part of the state, with
especial reference to the work of I.
W. W. agitators, was authorized by
the State Council of Defense Tuesday
after a two dayß' session in this city,
and a special committee was instruct
ed to Inquire into the situation and
report to the Council at Its next
meeting, to be held at North Yakima
next Monday.
The labor situation, and particu
larly the 1. W. W. agitation and Its
possible effects on the approaching
harvest, constituted the principal
problem discussed at the first session
of the Council, delegations of leading
men, farmers and manufacturers, ap
pearing before the Council both Mon
day and Tuesday and urging that
prompt action be taken to smother
any agitation now, rather than wait
ing for trouble to start and then en
deavor to cope with It.
To Study Food Situation.
Closely allied with the labor prob
lem was the one of food conservation
and the situation throughout the
state on that point is also to be In
quired into carefully by the Council.
Charles Hebberd of Spokane, chair
man of this division, will appoint a
committee of nine, each to handle
matters in his district, and an Inquiry
will be made into the Increase in the
food supply, the effect of market con
ditions on food prices and the status
of the tin plate and glassware indus
try upon which the fruit, vegetable
and fish canneries of the Northwest
are dependent.
The Conncil organized Monday by
electing as chairman Dr. Henry Suz-
Continued on Page Five,
Effect Permanent Organization at
Meeting in This City
Sunday schools of the districts out
side of Oylmpla were well represent
ed at the first county convention at
the United Churches in this city last
Tuesday, when a permanent organiza
tion was effected by electing H. M.
Wallace president, Lincoln Louns
berry vice president, Miss Bessie
Sleater secretary and John Briggs
The following county superintend
ents were elected: Elementary divi
sion, Mrs. R. J. Hoage; secondary
division, C. B. Gwynn; administra
tion, Mrs. D. E. Werts, and educatton.
Professor N. J. Aiken. The officers
constitute an executive committee
which will hold frequent meetings.
Rev, J. H. Matthews of Seattle,
representing the Western Washington
Sunday School Association, attended
the convention, and at the public
meeting in the evening gave a lecture
on "The Modern Sunday School,"
illustrating it with atereopticon slides.
Rev. Harry Bell, pastor of the Chris
tian church, gave an Inspiring talk on
"Evangelism in the Sunday School,"
and several other excellent addresses
were given during the afternoon meet
Some fine music was furnished at
the evening session by the combined
orchestras of all the city schools,
while the choir of the Baptist church
sang ah anthem and also led the sing
Residents of Olympia and all parts
of the county and many visitors from
Tacoma, Seattle and other Western
Washington districts, gathered at
Yelm this morning for the second
annual picnic and celebration of the
completion of the Yelm Irrigation
project, responding to the general
invitation extended by the officers of
the company and the people of Yelm
"Yourself and friends are cordially
invited to be with us on this occasion
and see, after a year's demonstration,
the amazing results accomplished by
the irrigation of these prairie lands."
read the formal invitation. "The
ditches are now carrying almost a
full head of water and there is suf
ficient for the Irrigation of at least
4,000 acres of land. The test so far
Is a fair demonstration of what can
be accomplished, but is very limited
in comparison with the real possibil
Trip Full of Surprises.
Though forewarned by this state
ment by the committee, the hundreds
of visitors who gathered at Yelm at
10 o'clock Friday morning for the
auto trip of Inspection of the irriga
tion system, met one surprise after
another as they rode along and when
they congregated in Rice's grove at
noon for the big picnic dinner served
by the Irrigation company, their
praise was plentiful and their wonder
difficult to express.
The formal exercises of the after
noon began at 1:30 with an address
of welcome by J. P. Martin, president
of the Yelm Irrigation company. E.
F. Benson, state commissioner of
agriculture, then delivered an ad
dress on "Farming and Increasing
the Food Supply", L. M. Rice, engi
neer In charge of the big project, dis
cussed the general subject of "Irriga
tion", and P. M. Troy, president of
the Olympla Chamber of Commerce,
extended Olympia's felicitations and
Then at 3:30 the crowd piled into
automobiles again for a tour of Yelm
Prairie and the surrounding country,
and many stayed over for the big
Red Cross ball at the pavilion at the
grove in the evening.
Opened a Year Ago.
The big irrigation system was
formally opened a year ago atter
several years' hard work by the farm
America's first troops, all of them
seasoned regulars straight from the
Mexican border, arrived in France
Tuesday and Wednesday and are now
encamped and training to take their
places in the trenches on the west
ern front.
In defiance of German submarines,
the adv&nce guard of the mighty
army tho United States is preparing
to send against Germany, consisting
of thousands of regulars and marines,
hurried overseas in a big armada,
carofuil- convoyed. Since the night
of May 18, when President Wilson
responded to the appeal of the French
war mission and ordered a force of
regulars sent to France, not an Inti
mation had been made publicly of
the vast preparations and the depart
ure of the big contingent.
New Transport Record.
Never haa a military expedition of
this site been assembled, conveyed
and landed without mishap and In
so short a time, by any nation-
American enterprise has set a now
record for the transportation of
troops. No formal announcement
cam* from |he war dopartment—
the first news the American poopta
had of tho expedition came In prMB
dispatches from France telling of tt|
safe arrival and how the resideM»4r
the French port whore It landed wast
wild with enthusiasm in their frantte
General Pershing and his staff bad
been busy for days preparing for Ura *•
arrival of the troops. They were
transferred immediately to a camp
near the seaport, with Maj.-Ooa.
William L. Slbort In command, and
will go to the front after a abort
period of Intensive training behind
the lines.
Han Own BappUn.
With them went rut quantities of
supplies, enough to keep them going
for months, so that the American
forces will be a net gain to the Allies,
fed, clothed, armed and equipped bjr
the United Btates.
The disposition of the forces will
be entirely under direction of
General Pershing, In conference with
the Trench and British war staffs,
but within a very short time they
will be carrying the Btars and Btilgss
la the assaults which are steadily
driving the Germans out of Franc*
and Belgium.
State Goes Dry Saturday Night.
Whether the referendum recently
filed against the state "bone dry" law
i« successful or not, Washinston will
by dry as a desert beginning mid
night Saturday, according to a ruling
fclven by United States District Attor
ney Clay Allen, based on the federal
law recently enacted. Auditors of
the various counties have been noti
fied to this effect, the ruling substan
tiating one previously given by At
torney General W. V. Tanner.
Haretad Brothers oa Trial.
Trial of Harstad Brothers of Yelm
on a chsrge of hauling such heavy
loads over the county roads in that
district as to dsmage them perma
nently occupied the attention of Jus
tice of the Peace Crosby's court
Wednesday and Thursday. The
brothers have been hauling logs on a
big auto truck from the woods near
Telm to a sawmill In that town and
were arrested on complaint of the
county commissioners that their loads
averaged far more than the 2,400-
pound limit permitted by law.
era of the district. Before It became
available, crops on the prairie were
very erratic—ln seasons when there
was much rain the crops were bounti
ful, in dry seasons there weren't any,
and the latter happened oftener than
the former.
But now the farmers of Yelm prai
rie contend there are no better fields
of alfalfa hay anywhere in the United
States, while the soil is also produc
ing potatoes that cannot be excelled.
Incidentally, the industry of dairj
jing is gaining a strong foothold U<
| many ranchers see a bright la
Continr /
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