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MICKIE SAYS Phone 335 £*. C. TEW ESSEX & HUDSON MOTOR CARS 1 Storage and Supplies 800 E. Fourth Olympia V 1" Always a Bargain JAMSON'S Cash Furniture Store We halve an expert upholsterer Stoves connected and rebuilt Coils made. Quick service We exchange goods Work guaranteed Fourth and Adams Phone 618 * — 1 1 1 * wmmmmmmmmmm—mmmm WHAT DO YOU WANT? Use the Classified Ad Column of the Twice'a Week Washing tea Standard Rates 10c per line; 3 linos. 25c. ' (No ad taken tor less than 26c.) Palace Market Wholesale and Retail GOVERNMENT INSPECTED MEATS If Ton Want Quality We Have It PHONES 03 AND 04 THOMAS P. GIBBS PIGS FOR SALE 1 Choice Duroc, first prise yearling boar. |6O; boars, 6 months, "first and second prise, $35; bred sows, produced first and second prize Utters. S7O and $75. red gilts, S6O. Figs tor feeding $7. Polaad China fog?' First prize 11 swaths boar. S6O; first and sec ond prise 8 months boars, S4O and $46; first and second prize bred Silts. $(0 and $66. Olympia, Wash. ■O4 MAIN BT. PHONE 281 I,PNUNENTS Now is the time to plaeo jour order for that monu ment for spring delivery. Call and let us talk it over. OLYMPIA MONUMENT WORKS Opp. Masonic Cemetery Olyiapla, "Wash. Phone 1028J5 ' ♦ Washington Stmumvti OLYMPM, \VASHIX(«TC)V •I. to. TAIILOCK Kdltor notl I'ubllnlirr Founded by John Miller Murphy Issued Twice a Week Tuesdays and I'Vidays cj'4 l **• SiasCHIPTIOX PKICE. fa.OO A VKAB THE FARMERS ORGANIZE The organization of the farmers all over the United States into Farm Bureaus is the most significant movement that lias occurred in a quarter of a century. All other lines of business have been organ ized save only the farmers, the school teachers and preachers. As a result these three occupations have not been crowded dur ing the past few years by young people seeking a vocation which shall offer them a fair living while doing their bit toward the ad vancement of civilization. The lure of the organized occupatons has been too strong and as a result boys and girls have gone away from the farm and drifted to the cities. Normal schools and denomina tional church schools have almost been depopulated, while the tech nical schools, state universities and business colleges have been over crowded. The danger of reduced production of food stuffs and other raw materials; the educational decay threatened because of a lack of competent teachers; as well as the hard materialism which is fast taking the place of our idealism, thus menacing the real moral strength of the nation; all these evils are looming large on the horizon at once. Some sporadic efforts have been made here and there to try to correct the educational difficulty by increasing the salaries of teach ers, but as yet not enough has been done to attract the strong young people to the vocation of teaching. So far as we know, no effort at all has been made to encourage the proper preparation of moral and religious teachers. But it is a good sign of the times that the farmers of the nation are at last waking up to the necessity of organizing to better their production and improve the conditions of the farm by securing adequate returns to the cultivator of the soil, so that as an occupation farming may become attractive. The farmers of this county are not one whit behind the rest of the country and next week are putting 011 their drive for a 100 per cent membership. The Standard hopes they will enlist the help of every business man in the county, for if the farmers are able to in crease their prosperity the whole people will profit thereby, for the farm produce is the basis of our well-being. Besides, prosperous farmers means profitable business for everybody, for they must trade with the merchants, and must buy the manufactured products of the cities, aiid must engage, the services of the transportation companies to haul both their produce and the articles of commerce they must buy. The farmers have been at the mercy of speculators, and they have never been able to set the price on their commodities. When they took farm products to town they asked, "What are you paying for thi»T" When they went to the merchants to buy they have alslf had to ask the price. They have had nothing to say either "coming or going." If by organizing they can remedy this helplessness they will go a long way toward making farming a respected calling. STUDY THE REVISION PLAN The report of the legislative committee which was appointed to suggest a revision of our school laws contains some excellent features and should be studied by all parents. The welfare of our country in the next generation depends upon the kind of training the boys and girls now in the schools are getting.' Every year it becomes more and more necessary for training for life to be along the line of what is needed in life; making the pupil who arrives at adult age ready to become a good citizen in every sense of the word. That our school system is outworn, cumbersome, and entirely in adequate has been known (or rather felt, by intelligent parents for several years. Reforms go so slowly that people sometimes get iin patent and make hasty and ill-considered changes. Now, however, we have an opportunity to revise our whole school system and bring it up to date. Every citizen, should therefore inform himself upon the changes needed as well as those proposed, and unite to support a plan that will give the public what is needed to prepare the rising generation for life. ' "BUSINESS AS USUAL" Because prices of some commodities are gradually going down is no reason why people . should cease buying. Go on buying ns usual, but do not buy in large quantities. To try to wait until goods are very much lower before purchasing would be to make business dull without getting what you want either. If by stopping the pur chase of commodities altogether for a few months a financial crash comes, then your business will suffer, too. But by keeping up "buiness as usual" among all business men of every line, the descent to lower prices can be made without detroying the volume of busi ness done. Why can't we have sense and use it in business as well as in other things 1 Whose business is it to look after the cleanliness of the fish pond in Sylvester park? The erstwhile beautiful pool full of darting gold fish has become so filled with refuse that it is an eyesore to the other wise delightful spot of greensward in the midst of our city. Some body should get busy at 'once. EAGLES ATTENTION Four cash prizes given to member securing the most applications. Get into the race. Fur further information see L. L. Cooper, Fred Powe, Joe Lawton - , ' C. Ad Committee. > TIIK WASHINGTON STANDARD, OI.YMI'IA. WASHINGTON, Fi.MDAY. Dl\< E.MUKIJ M. 1!I2) Bible Study Classes I ii. Huffman, Te.icli.-T |U 'I LESSON I!!. The First Missionary Journey. Read Acts 13-15; 45 to 4:i A. I). 1. Tel! what you know about A.'i itiorh? What was its seaport? 2. What was the first town visit led by the missionar es and where? 3. What happened at Paphos? Acts 13. 4. Where is Perga, and what | happened there? 5. What is Pisidia and to whom do they preach? Acts 13:14-50. I (a) Where is Antioch? 6. Tell about the work 'n Icon-' ' ium. 7. What striking contrasts in the j ■actions of the people and the Jews jat Lystra? I (a) What do you know about ' Derbe? 8. Retrace Paul's steps from Derbe and relate events. 9. What report does Paul give to 'the church at Antioch? 10. What controversy arises and I how settled? | This entire journey 's estimated to have ben 1,400 miles in length, and to have occupied 1 % years. On his return Paul remains in An tioch sojpe three years, until he plans to revisit the churches established during his first journev. HISTORICAL CURATOR SENDS APPRECIATIVE LETTER George H. Hlmes Comments on Re miniscences Written by Kate Ste vens on Walker Place. j The reminiscences of the Walker j Donation claim, written by Mrs. J. H. ;S. Bates, nee Kate Stevens, which' | appeared in the Standard of Fr day November 26, moved George H. H'mea curator and ass'stant secretary of the Oregon Historical Society to send | the following letter to Mrs. Bates in ! appreciation of the sketch, viz: Portland, Oregon, ! November 30, 1920. Mrs. James H. S. Bates, Olympia, Washington. My Dear Mrs. Bates: I read with great 'nterest your sketch of the "Walker Place" in the Standard of the 26th Inst. The old road you alluded to was the one along which I trudged on October 24, 1853, ' to Olympia, the first time starting from the log cabin of David J. Cham . bers, four miles east. There never 1 was any where a heavier body of t'.mber than the one through which that sinuous road penetrated Joel Rlsdon and my father wero along, but father was driving the team of Chambers, hauling a load of potatoes to Olympia. Risdon and I were walking. When ■ approaching the end of the journey and emerging from the dense timber to Ma'n street, at a point where the Post Office now stands, Risdon said to father, "you call that Puget Sound? It looks like < a lake to me." i "Well, uncle Joel," my father re joined, "If you don't think that is j i salt water, you had better taste it." 11 And sure enough, when we stopped : about Second street, as nearly as 11 • ' —Lwil— ' a President Jim Howajd qf the National Farm Bureau Federation, invited the brains of the na tion to attend the first called national convention of his organization at Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec 6 7 and 8 An attempt 19 to be made to overcome the low-price level for corn, wheat and cotton by a new marketing arrangement One million three hundred thousand farmers will be represented. , To Lower of Clothes we've priced our Suits and Overcoats on the lowest possible basis ever asked for tine clothes. * Prices are being forced down. We're taking less than our normal profits in order to give you lower prices. You'll make some extra money on buying our clothes at these prices. • BETTMAN'S Everything to Wear for Men and Boys • • Beeman \ 1 x rac t or W Replaces tlio horse on large M And small farms, truck farms, JSsJ/M fruit farms and berry farms. i I Cultivate, haul Lawn Mowers, kf-k Carts, Wagons, Mowing Ma- SffciiJ "ffin chines, just as easy as It will n~A ■' run your Pum P' Cream Sepa / A rator, Churn, Washing Ma- Ch ' ne ' Feed Qrln(ler »4 Clr- It trots from Job to job under Its own power. Perhaps you are going to buy a seed drill this spring, If so come in and let's talk over the John Deer drills — A DRILL ADAPTABLE TO EVERY PURPOSH P. J. O'BRIEN FARM IMPLEMENTS AND BLACKSMITHINO Corner Third and Columbia can judge, the tide being in. he stepped to the water's edge and dip ped his hand into the water and tasted it, and then said, "raised on the Atlantic, and here I am on the Pacific. Where w ; ll Igo next?" As that was the first time I hart seen salt water, I tasted it too. As I want that article for my scrap book, I have sent to the office for it. Sincerely, George H. Hlmes, Curator and Assistant Secretary of the Oregon Historical Society.