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Newspaper in This State 16 PAGES VOL. LIX. NO. 38 SHOT LAW TO CURB AIL RADICALS PROSECUTORS OF STATK ISSUE CALL FOR AID OF LOYAL CITIZENS. Immediate state-wide criminal prosecution of any and all persons advocating changes in the govern ment or institutions by unlawful means, is proposed in a statement given to citizens of the state of Wash ington this week by the prosecuting attorneys of 39 counties utter a two day conference in Seattle. The commission declares that the state law is sufficient to suppress the seditious and disloyal, and directs an appeal to ail fraternal and civic or ganizations to assist the prosecutors in ridding the state of its red element by gathering evidence and by wel coming rather than avoiding jury duty in the cases. Local bar associations are asked to furnish the attorney-general with the natpes and addresses of their mem bers who are willing to assist, with out compensation, in the prosecution of the cases. The communication sets forth that this state has a considerable number of men who neither sympathize with nor comprehend American ideals and American institutions and who have banded together in organizations, the most evil and notorious of which is the I. W. W., "the nefarious actions of which have recently culminated in the deliberate and unprovoked mur der of four ex-service men in the streets of Centralis on Armistic Day " "We propose to immediately inau gurate state-wide criminal proceed ings against any and all persons who advocate changes in our government or institutions by unlawful means," the statement says. "To bring these prosecutions to successful conclusions the following aid from the citizens of this state is requested: "1. All fraternal and civic organ zations are' requested to designate committees, whose duty it shall be to trace to its source all reports of dis loyal or. unlawful action in this re gard by any person or persons and to report to the prosecuting attorney or some person designated by him any evidence which will Justify the insti tution of criminal proceedings. In this connection we would emphasize the necessity of a thorough investi gation of these reports before refer ring them to your porsecutor. "Do not content yourself with re porting td him some hearsav rumor and expect a conviction to follow as a matter of course. We would suggest that if you have members of the bar In such organization's, that they oe placed on these committees and charged with the duty of passing upon the value or legality of such evidence before it is submitted. Such reports should, wherever possible, be submitted in writing. "2. All local bar associations are Continued on Page Bight. ASKS $1,500 DAMAGES FOR * TANGLE IN UNO TITLES Mrs Hulda Seifkc File* Suit Against Delia Blackmail and J. F. Allen and Wife. j, • Hulda Seifke tiled suit in the local superior court this week against Delia Blackman and J. F. Allen and Jane Doe Allen, asking for $1,500 damages. The plaintiff alleges that Mrs. Blackman sold the Aliens some property when the title was not clear and that the defendant, Mrs. Black man, knew that the title was not clear. Mrs. Seifke claims that her prop erty has been damaged to the amount of $1,500 because of trips she had to make to Seattle in order to attempt to get a clear title to the land. Mrs. Seifke further alleges that on one of her trips to Seattle one of the cows died. She states In the com plaint that if she had Been at home her cow would not have died. In cluded In the damages of $1,500 is $125 for the loss of this cow. Washington Stnntmrii ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860. IjOCAL ENGINEERS (IIKi.WI/K Form Olympia < Thapter of National 1 loily, to Aid Profession. An Olympia chapter of the Ameri can Association of Engineers was formed at a meeting of 22 Olympia engineers at the office of the state highway department Monday evening. James Davis of the state highway office was named temporary chairman and C. E. Ream of the state reclama tion service was named temporary secretary and treasurer. The purpose of the association is to further and to raise the standards of the engineering profession. Ray Dunlap of Chicago, western secretary of the national association, was pres ent at the meeting and addressed the engineers. Mr. Dunlap explained the purposes of the association and the active field it would cover. The next meeting will be held on Deceinber 9. at which time perma nent officers will be elected and a number of new members will be signed up. CAMPAIGN WINS 120 NEW T MEMBERS ANNUAL DillVK OK IAH'AL ASSO- CIATION MEET* WITH GREAT The local Y. M. C. A. campaign for new members closed Monday evening with a banquet at the Association building. The Dodge car won the membership race and 120 new mem bers are now enrolled at the Y. M. C. A. as a result of the week's drive, which was directed by P. C. Aller, rice-president of the Olympia Nation al Bank. E. H. Burwell, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. gave out the following report on the Y M. C. A. drive, the results and the prizes: "The Dodge touring car driven by O. C. Goes was the winner in the auto membership race. The Dodge car went -across the finish and up the Westside hill on high, fully 38 miles in the lead of all others. The Over land 4 was a close second, followed by the Liberty, Maxwell, Ford, Nasn and Chandler. It was an exciting finish and many of the slower cars are still pounding along. "The net results to the Y. M. C. A. were 120 new members and still more are coming in. New members will to rally to the association all through the Christmas holidays as a result of the impetus of this mem bership race. ."The occasion of the race was the Annual Membership Drive of the local Y. M. C. A. The various teams of the workers were named after their favor ite automobile. Bach new member secured moved their car two miles along the highway and each four dol lars paid in added another mile to the record. "The cars all lined up in Seattle and raced down the Pacific-highway to Olympia. There was a driver, mechanician and four assistants to every car. The race was on all week and was participated in by-172 differ ent people, including the women of the various churches, who prepared the suppers, the automobile repre sentatives, the women, boys, girls and men workers." A number of prizes were offered to the winners of (W race# The winning team, composed of O. C. Qoss, Hay Wood, D. Craniblitt, D. I'arrott, C. E. Beach and A- J Turnbull was treated to an oyster pan roast which was of- fered % by the Buckeye Extract com pany Other prizes were offered as follows: First prize, a free member ship, presented by P. C. Aller to-the boy securing the greatest number of members. Second prize, a Boy Scout ax, to the one securing the largest number of members. Third prize is the choice of the excellent collection of war souvenirs brought back from Italy by Captain W. P. Brown. More than 60 prominent business men gathered at the banquet and par ticipated in the athletic stunts which brought to a close the annual Y. M. C. A. membership campaign. P. C. Aller presided at the banquet and the evening's entertainment was in the I nature of a welcome to the new mem 'bers. SUCCESS, "HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS COURT RULES ON LOANS 10 SOLDIERS BOARD MAY HANDLE REPAY- MENTH AS REVOLVING FEND, JUDGES SAY Loans repaid the Veterans' Wel fare Commission by returned service men who have been aided by the commission, need not be remitted to the state treasurer, but may be re tained as a revolving fund out of which other loans may be made, the supreme court holds in deciding a test case to establish validity of the commission's jurisdiction in handling the $500,000 appropriation made by the last legislature for the benefit of service men who might need ass'st ance. On account of statutory require ment that all funds collected by state officers be remitted to the state treas urer, Attorney General L. L. Thomp son brought a friendly suit challeng ing the commission's authority to retain repayments of loans. The supreme court holds briefly that the Veterans' Welfare Commis sion was not created by the legisla ture as a permanent revenue depart ment, but for an especial purpose, and to restrict it to regulations gov erning established administrative offices would defeat the purpose of the Veteran Welfare act. About $1,400 was involved in re payments upon which the test suit was based. Settlement of this ques tion leaves the commission entirely free in its use of the fund so long as this use is exercised for the benefit of returned service men. Bordeaux RUMORS prove UNFOUNDED POSSKS SEARCH CAMPS FOR TWO I. W. W.S SOUGHT FOR CEN- TRALLV MURDERS. Rumors current on the streets here to the effect that Hanson and Davis, two I. W. W.s wanted in con nection with the Armistice Day mur ders gt Centralia, were at one of the Bordeaux logging camps and had sent out the challenge, "Come and get us," resulted in the formation of a large posse here Saturday under the leadership of Sheriff Glfford, which went ,to Bordeaux and searched all the camps carefully. There they were joined by a posse from Cen tralia. They found that Hanson had spent a couple of days there but had left Friday, and the pokse leaders fol lowed a number of blind trails, even to searching several lodging houses In Olympia, but failed to get any trace of the men. It is now- thought that Hanson is hiding somewhere down-Sound and it is believed by some that the rumors were circu lated Saturday in order to throw searchers off his trail. I c In the rooming-house search con ducted here early Sunday morning, a man by the name of Pete Doyle had a narrow escape from death when he failed to respond quickly to summons to open the door to his room and one of the searchers. It. A. Barber of a Centralia posse, fired his revolver through the door. A flying splinter, broken off by a bullet, struck Doyle on the wrist, raising a lump. The posses took into custody a number of I. W. W.s found in the .camps and removed them to Centra lia for investigation. The second of its series of winter parties was staged at Masonic Temple Monday evening by the Eastern Star auxiliary, the time being most pleas ' antly spent in playing cards and ! dancing. An interesting program of music and dancing was presented. I Mrs. E. P. Jones and Mrs. C. E Beach had charge of the evening's enter ' tainmeut LOSE MONEY THEY INVESTED IN STOCK CANNOT RECOVER FROM DANK RECEIVER, JUDGE WRIGHT RILES. Senator r. H. Carlyon. H. T. Jones ami W. T. Cavanaugh will not be able to collect any money from the defunct Olympia Bank & Trust company, from Prank P. McKinney as receiver, according to an opinion issued this week by Superor Judge D. F. Wright. , Judge Wright holds in his opinion that Senator Carlyon, Mr. Jones and Mr. Cavanaugh should have the money returned to them which they invested in stock in the bank, but that the statute of limitations pro hibits them receiving anything. This bank, which was to be capi talized at $50,000, was opened in Olympia, August 19, 1914, and closed its doors a month later. It was head ed by W. Dean Hays. Mt\ Jones had $1 ,100 in stock in the bank when it closed; Senator Carlyon had SI,OOO, and Mr. Cavanaugh hatf SI,OOO in vested, and they were the'only stock holders who put up cash, the others giving their notes. Practically all the stockholders and officers in the bank were prominent people in Olym pia. Frank C. Owings was attorney for the plaintiffs in this last action and P. M. Troy represented the receiver. Suits brought by Receiver McKinney to collect on the notes of ithe other stockholders, are now pending. MLS POLICE 10 .run DISORDER MAYOR WILL NOT PERMIT IN- TERFERENCE WITH SALE OF UNION RECORD HERE So long as the government has per mitted the Seattle Union Record to resume publication by retu-ning to it its printing plant, residents of Olym pia will not be permitted to interfeie with its distribution in this ,city, in structions to prevent any such moles tation having been given to the local' police force Wednesday by Mayor Jesse T. Mills after a committee for the Triple Alliance had called on him to ascertain his attitude. This committee, consisting of Les ter Chilson, son of Ross Chllson of Ward's Lake; George Lish, secretary of the Building Laborers' Union and formerly business agent for the Ship yard Laborers' Union; and Mrs. C. B. Young, was appointed by the Triple Alliance recently organized here, to take charge of the distribution of the Union Record in Olympia. Young Chilson is a returned soldier who saw lengthy service with the army in Prance and for a time was attached to the army of occupation ir. Ger many. Mayor Mills told the committee that he did not approve the policy of the paper, that he did not consider that it was the official publication of the conservative and right kind of labor movement, but that since the government had allowed it to be printed he felt that any violence used relative to the distribution of the paper would not be countenanced. Mayor Mills advised the committee to stop calling teh newspaper out and selling it on the streets, as it usually ended in a disturbance, if any hawk er should be molested. Mayor Mills advised that this hawker should be instructed to move on and not enter into an argument. In this way the gathering of a mob would be avoided Mayor Mills conferred with Uoscoe It. Fullerton. commander of ihe local Legion post. Alfred William Leach Post No. 3. Mr. Kullertou reiterated what the Legion men have said in the past, that since the government is allowing the Union Record to he printed there will be no violence used INITIATES 55 MEMBERS Isical Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Crowing Rapidly. Ira C. Cater Camp, Veterans of Foreign Wars, initiated OS new mem bers at its meeting Wednesday even ing at the Elks' cluhrooms. Officers who officiated at the initiation cere monies were Neil McKay, command er; W. R. Rogers, senior vice com mander; Ernest Mailory, junior vice commander; Frank Kenney, treas urer; Harry Campbell, adjutant; E. A. McC'larty, officer of the day; J. Grant Hinkle, W. A McC'larty and O. IT. Tatro, trustees. A number of state officers attended the initiation ceremonies. The local camp of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was formed only a few weeks ago. It is composed of Span ish-American war veterans, veterans of the recent world war who saw ac tion overseas, and veterans of any other foreign Wars. New members are being enrolled daily. MANY LOCAL MEN VISIT PORTLAND STOCK SHOW Thurston County Farmers Buy Pure- bred Livestock at Exhibition in Rose City. Numerous farmers from the vicin ity of Olympia visited the stock show in Portland last week and some bought high class stock. County Agent C. H. Bergstrom was among the visitors, and reported that the show was well worth while. "Every man who takes an Interest In improving the quality of his live stock will take an interest in shows such as this," he said. "There was some of the very finest stock there, including 'world-champion cows, and bulls which sold for as much as $36,- 000." ' Among those who attended the show were County Agent Bergstrom, John McGuire of Tenino, John Mc- Kenzie of Yelm, A. O. Page of Rai nier, P. Capen of Yelm, W. t A- Manks of Rainier, Mr. Pierce of the Mitchell Hotel, and A. H. Chamber^. on the part of the ex-service men to stpp distribution in Olympia. The Record appeared on the streets of Olympia Monday evening for the first time since publication was stopped by the government imme diately after the Armistice Day mur ders at Centralis. Several newsboys were engaged 'in selling it |and a big crowd gathered about them at Fourth and Washington streets and there ap peared for a time like there might b? trouble, but the crowd was dispersed by the police who also advised the newsies to "beat it" if they wished to avoid trouble. They did. No attempt was made to sell the paper on the streets Tuesday even ing, though they were on sale at the Co-Operators' Store on West Fourth street. That evening the committee had its conference with Mayor Mills, following which he issued his instruc tions to the police to prevent any dis order. The Olympia Trades Council at its regular meeting Wednesday evening appointed a committee to co-operate with the Triple Alliance committee in handling the Record here. This com mittee, consists of A. J. McCaughan, Otis Kisor and J. P. Hennings. , Tiie local lodge of Elks, at its reg ular meeting Monday evening, adopt ed a resolution condemning the rad ical policy of the Union Record and commending the postal authorities for excluding it from the malls. The EJks also appointed a committee to draft a resolution, which will be sent to congress, asking for more effective laws for the deportation of alien agi tators. 102 SPORTSMEN JOIN CLI'B Organization Completed Tuesday by Election of Officers Sportsmen of Olyinpia and the county completed their organization, at an enthusiastic meeting at the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night. by taking in 50 more members and electing Fred Anderson president, W. Published Ca *» .uously 5 ears 16 F - GES LE NU .-ZR 3054 RED GROSS SEALS ID BE ON SALE MONDAY AXTI-TUBERCUIJOSIS LEA<i L T B | DIRECTS F'AMPAKOX EOR S<S3O I IX (X)L'XTV. (By Mario Howe Dunbar.) Join the health crusaders! You , are needed now! This is the cry and appeal of the ' Anti-Tuberculosis League of Thurs ton county, which is asking the aid of every resident of this county In lighting the dread disease, tuberdu | losis, from which more than 150,000 persons n the United tates die every year. Organization plans are now well under way for the annual Christmas Red Cross seal sale, which opens next Monday, December 1, and lasts for 12 days. This county has been asked to raise $650 from the sale of seals. The state's quota has been placed at $75,000 or 5 cents per cap ita for every man and woman in this state. Of the $650 raised in tfctt county 60 per cent will be used in the copnty, 30 per cent in the and 10 per cent in the nation. ' ' The campaign has been divided Into four sectons. Mrs. Judd Green man of Union Mills has been named as the general chairman for the county.. Miss Gertrnde Marslapd la chairman of the soliciting committee for the business district of Olympia; Miss Janet Moore is to handle the sale of the seals on the tables and in the booths in the various stores and business houses, and Mys. William Duncan will care for the sale in the ' schools. Miss Marsland has named the folr | lowing committee to sell the seals to the people in the business section: Mesdames. P. M. Troy, Frank C. Owings, John R. Mitchell, Frank P. McKinney, Warren W. Tolman, Frank G. Blakeslee, Harley L. Hughes and L. P. Byrne. Each one of the meik bers of the committee will dkk an other woman and these two will work together. , Can you shut your eyes to the ap peal made by the workers of the Anti-Tuberculosis League? Will JJOU not help to stamp out this disease which is killing 150,000 people ii the United States every year? Remember to buy those lied Cross Christmas seals and seal the fate pf the white plague. Remember that these seals are not only helping a worthy cause, but that they look very attractive when placed on Christmas packages, Christmas letters ' and Christmas cards. The workers of the Anti-Tubercn losis league are asking you to remem ber the Christmas spirit and to open your purses and buy generously of the Red Cross Christmas seals. Remember the date of the seal sale —December Ist to 12th. W. Manler vice president, and Ted Rotehford, secretary-treasurer. C. C. Aspinwall, E. A. McClarty, W. A. Phillips, E. P. Miles, R. L. Fromme and Ray Barrett were named trustees, and Fred Anderson and J. H. Blass were selected SB delegates to the con vention of the state association in Yakima next week, with Instructions to invite next year's meeting to Olym pia. The local association now Has 102 members. HOLDS C. P. S. TO NO SCORE St. Martin's Football Toum Puts Up Scrappy Game in Tacoma. In a fast and interesting game the St. Martin's College football team of Lacey held * the College of Puget Sound aggregaton to a scoreless tie in a game at the Tacoma Stadium Saturday afternoon. Tacoma reports say that the C. P. S. squad outplayed their rivals until the final few min utes of the game, when the St. Mar tin eleven took a spurt and almost succeeded in scoring a touchdown. The C. P. S. team was in scoring distance several times, but lacked the pep to put the ball over. St. Mai tin's put it all over the Tacomans on line plunging Hanley and En right starred for the Lacey team.