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Speeches with reference to the
$600,000 bond issue to be voted on
next Tuesday, the Third Liberty
Loan campaign next month, Red
Cross work, and a new household
economy plan now proposed by the
government, were the principal feat
ures of the regular meeting of the
Thurston County Pomona Grange at
the Chambers' Prairie Orange hall
The bond issue plan was presented
by A. S. Caton, chairman of the pub
licity committee of the Good Roads
Association; Rev. R. Franklin Hart,
chairman of the local Four-Minute
Men, spoke of their work and also
that of the Red Cross: President C.
J. Lord of the Capital National bank
gave a rousing address on the Third
Liberty Loan; and Geo. A. Mottman
presented the new thrift plan of co
operation between housewives and
merchants, introducing Mrs. Clara
Van Etten as organizer for that work
in this county.
After the meeting it was said that
the preponderance of sentiment fa
vored the passage of the bond issue.
Speaking on the subject. "Oppor
tunity." Ross Chilson said that" the
farmers here have a wonderful mar
keting opportunity at Camp Lewis, if
they only see the possibilities in time
and prepare themselves to handle It.
Some 50 Grangers, representing seven
subordinates, attended the meeting
and an excellent dinner was served
at noon.
The new household economy plan
will be put into effect through the
formation of committees of house
wives in the various districts of the
county, pledged to practice thrift in
their own purchases and to encour
age their neighbors to be economical.
Carrying out {his plan, three women
are being appointed in each subordi
nate Grange.
Contributed by
Secretary Oljrmpia Chapter.
Good second-hand clothes for our
friends the Belgians!
Up to the 25th of March the Red
Cross will receive gifts of worn but
good clothes, to be sent through the
Belgian relief commission to Bel
gium. With certain exceptions, any
thing that is clean and strong will
be accepted. Call up. the Red Cross
headquarters, phone 180, or leave ar
ticles at the Rex theater building.
Not much time will be left when
this has gone to press, but ample for
the purpose. The Red Cross ships
no second-hand clothing itself, as Its
■hipping is too limited; but the Bel
gian commission has its own ships
and has asked the Red Crou to help
It collect 5,000 tons, 200 tons of
which are allotted to the Northwest
ern division, two tons to Thurston
county chapter.
Remember,-but for the brave stand
of little Belgium, bombs might now
be falling on American cities. For
us as well as for themselves the Bel
gians are now in the hands of the
'Germans; their stocks of raw mate
rials are exhausted, they have no im
ports; for beds they lie on sacks
stuffed with dry leaves; whole fam
ilies sleep together to share a single
balnket; new-born babies are swad
dled In rags. The Germans, for their
own sakes (the only sake ttay recog
nize), respect the Belgian commis
sion. Therefore, with strong assur
ance that your gifts will reach those
who are both needy and worthy,
glean one or more useful garments
from your wardrobe and send them
to the Red Cross.
Gunnery Increases, Stock.
Notice of an Increase in its capital
stock from $15,000 to (50,000 has
been filed by the Olyiftpta Canning
company with the secretary of state.
Charles Hyde is president, A. A.
Pentecost secretary and Marl; Ewald
Tax Payment* Lvgr.
County Treasurer Fred W. Stock
ing reports that taxpayers have paid
$323,802.70 this year or approxi
mately 67 per cent of the total col
lections' this year. Of this amount,
the Northern Pacific paid SIOO,OOO
and tbf Weyerbaueser Timber com
pany WO,OOO.
fteltitiflto n St an&a rft
Two Classes Represented in Victory
CoQipletlon—Five Awards Made.
Two classes of breads were repre
sented at the Victory Bread contest
conducted by Miss Myrtle Boone, dis
trict home demonstrator, at the Trav
eling library the latter part of last
week, one being bread made of
coarse meal, such as oats and corn,
and the other made of barley or oat
First prize in the former was
awarded to Mrs. L. Newcomb and
second to Mrs. 'Grace E. Anderson,
while Mrs. Elmer Tew won first In
the latter class and Mrs. Newcomb
second. A special prize on combina
tion meal bread was awarded to Mra.
C. Nommensen.
With two mapts carried away, 300,-
000 feet of her deckload gone and
leaking slightly, the motor schooner
Wergeland put back to Port Town
aend Sunday.
The Wergeland sailed Wednesday,
March 16. for Sydney, via Honolulu,
with 2,000,000 feet of lumber, in
command of Captain Th. Pauls%n.
When aboht 120 miles off Cape Flat
tery. a heavy storm was encountered
and. without the slightest warning,
two masts were carried away, break
ing off just above the deckload.
When the masts went overboard
the vessel went on her beam's #nd,
and to keep her from turning turtle
Captain Paulsen cut the lashings to
the deckload and jettisoned about
300,000 feet of lumber, after which
she righted, and he headed his vessel
for Cape Flattery.
carrying away ef the two masts
is a mystery to Captain Paulsen, as
there were no sails set on them, con
sequently there could be no pressure.
Both masts were broken off Just
above the deckload. The pumps have
been kept working continuously, and
! are able ,to keep her clear of water,
| which indicates that she is not leak
! ing to any considerable extent.
( The Wergeland was the first vessel
| built at Olympla for Norwegian in
terests, but is operated by an Ameri
can company. She is at present under
! charter to Comyn, Mackall & Co., and
! loaded a cargj of approximately 2,-
1000,000 feet of lumber at Mukllteo
iand Port Blakely.
Thrift Society at Independence.
Some 25 members were enrolled
in the War Savings Society organ
ized in the Independence school dis
trict Thursday evening of last week
by County Organizer H. F. Giles, the
meeting, which was a rousing one,
being held at the schoolhouse. The
society elected T. O. Pitcher presi
dent, and Mrs. F. E. Littlejohn sec
retary, and voted to meet once e«ch
month. Talks were made at the
meeting by City Attorney deo. R.
Bigelow, Fred Sylvester and H. F.
Forty-three quarts of whisky—
"real, good Old Hermitage," most of
it, so they say—confiscated in the
raid on Gene Kearns' old place last
winter, were destroyed, bottles bust
ed and contents poured In the sewer,
by Chief of Police Cusack and Dep
uty Sheriff McCorkle, Tuesday morn
ing. There were quite a number of
witnesses and some of them showed
their sympathy for the "good old
days" by rescuing a few of the corks
and pocketing them as mementoes of
the occasion.
Cancelled Stamps Not Wanted.
The State Council of Defense an
nounced this week that neither the
postoftice department nor the Amer
ican Red Cross desires the collection
of cancelled stamps in order to ob
tain dyes from them. "The reported
request did not emanate from th«
headquarters of these national or
ganizations," the announcement
says, "and none of them has use for
such stamps."
Kick Again About Garbage Dump.
| Another protest to the city garbage
dump at the foot of Washington
street was received by the* council
this week from the Olympla Shingle
company. The council "passed the
buck" to the street committee again.
The council, however, cancelled pen
alties on assessments due on tide
lands owned by the company.
Hewer Party for Boose.
Will the road bond Issue Increase road taxes?
No. A sufficient reduction will be made in the county road funds to
retire the bonds and pay the interest.
Can the money appropriated for ofie section of the roads be diverted
to another section?
No. Every dollar must go to the section for which it is appropriated.
Will the bonds be sold at once
No. They will be sold by installments as the money is needed to carry
on the work.
Is the money appropriated sufficient to complete the 40.7 miles of
paving as advertised?
Yes, it Is sufficient, with the federal and state aid which It will insure
to complete the 40.7 miles as proposed.
Will the expenditure of >600,000 on paved roads shut out the con
struction and upkeep of lateral roads?
No. There will be as much money available for the lateral roads
without any Increase over present road taxes.
Is the expenditure of such a large sum as $600,000 of borrowed money
a wise proposition?
Yes. If the 40.7 miles to be paved are left unpaved it will cost at least
140 ,000 a year for upkeep and reconstruction, which means SBOO,OOO in
20 years with no better roads at the end, or during that time, than at the
Why should the city taxpayer help on the bond issue?
Because he will more than save his road tax in the lowering of the
cost of the farm produce he consumes. Because by encouraging new
settlers and new improvements the valuation of the county will be rapidly
enhanced and will help to lift tho of all county and state taxes ofT
the shouders of the city taxpayer. Because the development of the agri
cultural section will enormously increase trade in the city and add general
prosperity to the cities of a more desirable and valuable kind than the
manufacturing industries bring. Because every right-jninded city taxpayer
owes it to the country to help alleviate the hardships of isolated farm life,
give the farmer's children a better chance to attend school, make better
houses, better citizens and better producers.
Is this movement in the Interest of the automobile owners?
No more so than for the owners of horses or the person who goes on
foot. The paved roads will save ihoney to a greater or less degree to every
person living in the county. By paved roads the farmer will get stage and
freight lines passing his front gate, practically the equivalent of a street
car or better at his own door. % ,
What kind of paving will be used?
This is not finally determined. Concrete sems at present to be the
most satisfactory for the purpose, but this question will be thoroughly
investigated before final action.
Why not pay as we go?
For the same reason that a farmer borrows money to buy land; a
business man borrows money to get new merchandise, or enlarge his plant.
When any business is suffering for want of better facilities it is wise to
borrow money to secure the needed equipment, provided, the money is
spent wisely and properly fills the wants. #
Will the home people of the county have a chance to work?
The intention is to throw nil the employment possible to the men who
live here. Employment will be confined to American citizens, with a
minimum wage of $3 a day for eight hours. v
Can the county get a low rate of Interest on these bonda?
Yes: the law limits the county to a minimum of 5 per cent, but Pacific
and Snohomish counties are selling ..similar bonds, at 4 and 4% per cent.
How will paved roads affect the cost of hauling? , -
It will reduce the cost 75 per cent.
Is this bonding plan of building roads aft experiment? >
No. It has been carried out very successfully in Pacific, Snohomish,
King. Skagit and other counties of this state, following its successful
adoption throughout the East.
❖ By E. F. Perry, *
❖ District Horticultural Inspector. •>
*• ❖ *❖❖ ❖ ❖ ❖❖❖❖ + + ❖
Throughout Western Washington
the orchards are mostly small, vary
ing in size from a few trees to a few
acres. When these old orchards
were put out there was very little at
tention given to scientific orchard
management or to orchards for com
mercial purposes. Sometimes the
trees were set in the sod and In near
ly all of them the sod has since come
In and the trees have been left for
years without cultivation or fertili
zation and unpruned and unsprayed,
and the trees have long since become
unprofitable, unsightly, and a posi
tive detriment to the farm.
The question ia being asked by a
good many farmers, will it pay to
clean up these old trecß? In a good
many instances we would answer it
will not pay. It would be far better
econopiy to use the ground for other
crops and would positively add to
the value of the farm to take out the
old moss, scale-covered trees and use
them for firewood.
On the other hand, in a good many
Instances it certainly would pay to
clean up the orchard, to prune it,
spray the trees, break up the sod,
fertilize and cultivate the soil in
which the trees are set.
Conditions have changed within
the last few years and there is now a
.market for good clean fruit. And pro
ducing good clean fruit ir, one way to
he,lp in the food production campaign
now on throughout the state.
In many counties of the state
every orchard, large and small, is re
ceiving special attention by inspect
ors from the state department of ag
riculture, and advice is being given
as to the care which should be ren
dered the trees.
The horticultural inspector in this
district would be glad to see every
fruit tree in all the fire counties of
his district if that were possible. It
is not possible for him to see them
all. but he will try to answer all
questions which may be sent in. and
will personally see as many of the
orchards as possible.
The season for using the first dor
mant spray is right now. If you have
trees thftt you wish to keep, good va
rieties. not too badly diseased, snake
a beginning by pruning, then spray
them. If young trees are not worth
spraying they are not worth keeping.
The hoticulturist finds that there
are not nearly enough spray pumps,
and he would recommend that every
farmer who has a farm large enough
own his own pump, or five or six
farmers go together and buy a pump,
to operate In a 50-gallon barrel and
use the same often to disinfect the
barn, poultry houses, pig pen. or
chard, ornamental shrubbery, and to
rid the vegetable patch of Insect
Or every local Grange could not
make a better investment than own
a pump of the "Bean" or "Hardy"
make and other makes like them, for
free use of its local members. Such
an outfit would do enough work each
year among the non-Grange members
to more than pay for many pumps.
The cost would probably be some
where about |3O or |33. Each out
fit should be equipped with a 50-foot
hose. The material for spraying
trees and shrubbery is cheap.
Just now use the lim* and sulphur
solution, 1 gallon to 7 or 8 gallons of
water, or lye 1 lb. to 6 or 7 gallons
of water. Then later, for the first
scab spray, use the material just as
the apple and pear buds begin to
show pink, the lime and sulphur so-
Increase in Parcel Post Weight Lim
it* Make* Change Necessary.
Because the weight limits on par
cel post matter were recently raised
from 50 to 70 pounds In the first
three zones, the postofflce depart
ment has rejected all the bids sub
mitted for carrying mail on different
routes out of Olympla and has called
for new proposals to be filed with
the fourth assistant postmaster gen
eral April 23.
The contracts to be let are: Olym
pia-Kamilche-Shelton route, for
which the compensation this year is
$1,600; Puget to Olympia three
times a week, S7OO this year; and
St. Clair to Olympia, $855 this year.
Full details may be obtained from
Postmaster James Doherty.
DECEMBER $70,000.
Almost $4,000 worth of War Sav
ings and Thrift Stamps were pur
chased on "War Savings Day,"
Wednesday, on the city of Olympla
alone, from the postoffice. the banks,
and the various stores, and it Is ex
pected that at least SI,OOO and
probably nearer $2,000 more, were
purchased in the other districts of
the county.
Chairman Georg% D. Prigmore of
the special merchants' committee
which directed the observance' of the
day by Olympia stores, reports that
a total of 680 War Saving* -Stamps,
worth $2,815.20, and 4,184 Thrift
Stamps, worth $1,046, were pur
chased during the day. making it
the banner day since the War Bar
ings campaign started last Decem
ber. with total purchases of $3,-
More than $76,000 worth of the
stamps have been sold to Thurston
county residents since the campaign
started last December, the local com
mittee reports, while at the same
time the deposits in both tl\e local
banks show big Increases. , During
December, the first month of the
campaign, $12,000 worth of the War
Savings and Thrift Stamps were
sold. $25,370 during January, and
$19,000 during February, while
March Is running still -better and it
is estimated that at least $20,000
have beeii sold to date.
Commenting on this showing, and
pointing out that the Third Liberty
Loan will probably call for $600,000
as Thurston county's share. Presi
dent C. J. Lord of the Capital Na
tional bank, in a letter to Daniel
Kelleher of Seattle, director of the
state War Savings committee, de
clares that the people of this county
"will loyally and eagerly subscribe
their full alotment and more," and
predicts that the county will take
$750,000 worth of the bonds while
continuing to buy its full quota of
War Savings Stamps. ,
City to Tear Down Shack*.
Several old shacks in the business
section of the city, which were con
demned some weeks ago, are now to
be torn down under the direction of
the fire chief and city attorney,
city council having instructed them
to proceed with the work since the
owners of the property have failed to
remove the buildings. i
Catholics Form Thrift Stamp Club.
Father John Mally was named
president and J. R. Dever secretary
of "The St. Michael's War Savings
Society of Olympia," formed at an
enthusiastic meeting at Providence
Academy Sunday evening, following
the church service Forty members
were enrolled, but It is expected that
this number will be to 75
before the next meeting.
•j* ij» *2* »j» »j»
Olyinpia Trade* Council, at +
•> its regular weekly meeting )a»t t
•I* night, endorsed the tWOO.OOO v
❖ bond issue proposed by the <•
•I* county commissioners, pledging
❖ the votes and active support of *
❖ its members to the proposition. ❖
•J* »*• »% »*• «|» «£• »J» »*« •% •£» •*«
tit ion 1 gallon to 25 or 30 gallons of
More will be said about this later:
If you have a few trees or many trees
it will pay you to take care of them.
The'horticulturlsif will make the
attempt to show you how if you astr
Meetings explaining to the voters
of the various districts of the county
the features of the $600,000 county
road bond Issue to be voted on at
the special election next Tuesday,
are being conducted by advocates of
the plan, while circulars showing a
map of the paved highway plan and
detaining information regarding It
are being mailed to the registered
voters of the county.
Receipt of official infonaatfOi*<
Tuesday that the capital issues com
mittee of the federal reserve board
approved the expenditure of the first
$200,000 of the issue, for completion
of the Pacific highway pavement to,
Camp Lewis and the construction of
the Westslde bridge for military rea
sons, resulted In energetic efforts by
advocates of the plan to acquaint the
voters with its details in tho short
time remaining before the election.
The information came in a tele
gram to Commissioner J. C. Sams
from the capital Issues committee, in
which it was stated that "Fanarabte
opinion regarding Thurston cdutity
road bond Issue will be forwarded a»
soon as name of bonds, dtte» date of
maturity and serial numbers are re
Form flood Road* Association. •
Monday evening advocates of the
plan, at a- meeting at tbe Chamber of
Commerce, temporarily organised
the Thurston County Good>S«atfk As
sociation, and It is this organisation
that is conducting the campaign in
favor of the issue. Jay Bolster* mas
ter of the Pomona Orange, waa
named temporary president, S. L.
Lester secretary and C. J. Lord treas
urer. The plan„ as announced by
Dr. P.' H. Carlyon, who called the
| meeting -to order, is to call a general
i mass meeting in this city after tbe
| election, when a permanent organi
zation will be effected.
The meeting authorised Chairman
Bolster to appoint the following eom
mitteesf ...
Constitution and bjW*ws--F."jM.
Carlyojn, W i Ji. Yeager and %VL.
Publicity—A. 8. Caton. Fred W.
Lewis, Eagle Freshwater, M. Ney
lon, Jesse T. Mills, and S. L. Lester.
• Finance—C. J. Lord, ex-dfHcto.'
Speaker*—J. Bolster, P. H. Car
lyon, C. A. Rose. D. D. Axtelle,' Emery
CUaplln, Frank Kotlck and H. L. Co
Preclnfct workers—H. M. Fuller,
Charles Wlnsldw, otto Ferguson,
George Parse, Frank Kotlck, J. B.
Martin. M. E. Meek, Dell Kagy and
J. A. Morrow, in' t!}e country, and in
tbe city Councilman ForitefT ,and
Knox, assisted by the other copnefl
men.' ' *l/
Hnohrnnlxh County Battafffed.
Mr. Caton, one of several who
went to Snohomish county .lMt woek
to learn how their bondteg;;plaa is
working put, reported Wt tMt coun
ty had already coßstrnateli.lOt miles
of pared 'reads out of wW;tOO.OO©
issue, that 35 mllei twain to be
constructed, and thj of
the county. farmers,
are so satlslled with the plan that
they ar« clamoring for another bond
Issue so that all the roada In tbe
county may be paved.
"They have found that they can
have paved roads and still pay leas
taxes than when they had the old
gravel roads," Mr. Caton said, "be
cause the enormous expense of keep
ing up the gravel roads has bean
"They are paying off tholr.bond
issue at the rate of 170,000 on the
principal, and their taxes, a^ t l%
mills less than they were before. The
result Is that everybody Is very en
thusiastic, satisfied that It Is a gOod
business proposition, and there is no
criticism in any quarter."
Dr. Carlyon then explained the de
tails of the financing plan, showing
by charts the issuance of the bonds
over a series of six years, the repay
ment of them-, and the taxes neces
sary, and the of the county
road funds as at present levied to
meet the obligations without Increas
ing taxes.
Seek Books tor Soldiers' TJbrary.
Assisted by the member# o? the
Junior Red Cross societies of the city
and county, the public library is car
rying on a campaign this week to ob
tain books fofr the soldiers' library at
Camp Lewis. All sorts of boolu, fic
tion, textbooks, poetry, ' biography;
history, and the like, are waihted,
Miss Dora Satterthwatte, the libra
rian says, adding that thtfre ts'Tl con
stant demand for readiftg matter at
the Camp.
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