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VOL.L3B. NO. 40
Hakes Fifty Per Cent Cut
In General Fund Levy
For Coming Year.
Increased Levies Include Public
Schools, Higher Education
and Bonus Bonds.
Pifty per cent cat in the general
fund levy and lowering of the mill*
tary burden by one-third has made
possible a reduction of .041 mills
in the state tax levy for 1922,
according to an announcement made
today by the state equalization com
The total levy for all state pur'
poses this year is fixed at 14.639
mills as compared with 14.68 mills
tor last year. The levies by funds
for the two years are as follows:
Levy-1920 Levy-1921
Mills Mills
General fund 4.60 2.26
Military 80 .20
Public Schools 4.80 6.84
University 74 1.10
Btate College 46 .67
Belllnghap Normal.. .162 .20
Cheney Normal .; 18 .169
Normal 108 .11
Centralia Normal 00 .10
eatftol Building .... .60 .60
Revolving 60 .10
Permanent Highway .1.60 1.60
Public Highway .....1.00 I.M
Bonn* Bond
Retirement 0.00 I.W)
ToUl 14.68 1*4.689
The Increased levies are the Pub
lice School fund from 4.80 mills to
6.34 mills, made necessary by a de
creased valuation and the steadily
growing number of school children,
the levies of the several institutions
lot higher learning which were In
creased by the legislature from an
aggregate levy for this purpose of
1.68 mills to 2.349 mills and the
Bonus Bond Redemption fund of one
mill, voted by the people at the 192#
Two Funds Reduced.
The redactions were made In the
only funda which the equalisation
•committee had Jurisdiction or auth
ority to chance. The mlllUry fund
-was cut, the committee announced,
because it was believed that, with a
Teduction of SI 1-3 per cent, suffi
cient funds could be raised to pay
the expenses under the present close
The general fund reduction was
nii.de because it appears that with
an actual overdraft in the state
-treasury April 1, 1921, of 91,029,-
645.11 and with *311.656.74 of the
warrants outstanding and 1288,756.-
04 of audited but uiipaid claims en
tirely paid, and some 9600,000 in
the treasury to the credit of the
general fund more than was a year
ago, it 1B confidently believed that
under the economical and efficient
operation of the administrative code,
the general fund levy can be reduced
60 per cent and raise sufficient
money to pay all bills and carry the
state through the biennial with a
cash balance In the treasury, while
leaving the poll tax receipts Intact
with which to pay the bonus claims
1n excess of 9H»000,000 for which
bonds have already been issued.
Merchants have sold 50 auto plates
since these plateß were distributed
among the stores three woks ago, ac
cording to a check on the sales made
by the Chamber of Commerce recent
ly. This Is considered good results
In view of the number having been
sold previously. The remaining
plates will be kept at the stores fot
another month, and the Chamber
ruges all car owners who have not
bought to date to buy now.
fQabuiiioton Stfrofoarfe
Was Formerly Professor at St. Mar*
tin's College
First Catholic Priest to Teach in State
This week the Rev. Augustine Os
genisch, O. S. 8., formerly professor
of philosophy at St. Martin's College,
Lacey, Wash., received an official ap
pointment to the chair of scholastic
philosophy at the University of Wash
ington. Father Augustine' will be
the first priest to take a place, on the
Rev. Augusina Osgenlsch, O. 8. B.
teaching staff ot the University of
Washington and probably the first
ifktast to teach in a state institution
in Washington.
Scholastic philosophy will be &
subject in the curriculum of the unt
versly and to Pather Augustine goes
the credit of its inauguration. The
learned Benedictine has occupied the
cha<r of philosophy at St. nMrtin's
College for seven years. Last sum
mer be was auditing a class of Kan
tian philosophy at the nniversity and
during clas discussions presented the
arguments of scholastic philosophy in
so cogent a manner It attracted the
atentlon afid interest of the dean of
the department at the university. At
a conference of the deans of the uni
versity, held last wek, It was decided
to write scholastic philosophy into the
curriculum of Washington and to re
quest Pather Augustine to teach the
The course to be taught by Pather
Augustine will be obligatory on those
seeking a master's degree in philos
ophy, and it will extend over three
quarters. Logic, ethics, general met
aphysics, cosmology, natural theodicy
and psychology will be included In the
course.—Catholic N. W. Progress
Defense Prepares Cose Designed to
Show Other Causes for Miss
Rappe's Death.
—Battle lines were sharply
drawn today (or the tight which
will decide whether Itoscoe
Arbuckle mast go on trial with
even his life in jeopard)' for the
alleged murder of Miss Rappe,
beautiful Los Angeles film ac
The defense, still "reserving
its right of silence", was known
to have prepared a case de
signed to set up for Arbuckle a
contention that Miss Happe's
death might have been caused
by one of several causes other
than an alleged attack by Ros
coc Arbuckle.
It was not expected, however,
that the defense would offer any
witnesses at Arbuckle's prelin
inary examination today, con
tenting itself with sharp cross
examination of state witnesses.
Miss May Parsons .also one
who is wanted as a witness, was
likewise missing. The "May
Parsons" located In Fort Worth
Texas, proved to Ite the wrong
woman. District Attorney Brady
Commander of Atlantic Fleet Dur
ing World War Will Spend
Week in Capital City.
"I have found wonderful changes
and improvements in Olympia since
my last visit here, but it is still the
charming little city of my first rec
ollections', said Admiral H. T. Mayo,
commander of the Atlantic fleet dur
ing the war and one of the most
prominent naval men of the country,
who is in Olympia, registered at tho
Hotel Olympian for the week.
Admiral Mayo is retired from ac
tive naval duty now and with Mrs.
Mayo are vacationing on the Pacific
coast, where they intend to spend
the winter. Many of the older resi
dents of the city well remember Ad
miral Mayo when he was stationed
in Olympia in 1879, a dashing young
and popular naval lieutenant. Dur
ing his residence here off and on
Lieutenant Mayo, as he was known
then, proved a valuable asset to the
social life *of the little city. He was
always active in all dramatic and
musical events and was prominent In
all social afflrs.
To look at Admiral Mayo, alert
young looking, but rather retiring,
it is hard to believe that during the
serious moments 6f the war he had
complete charge of the huge Atlantic
fleet, which consisted at that time of
both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.
Director Clifford Announces
Hearing Will Be Held
September 29.
Conferees for the laundry confer
ence on minimum wage and worMng
conditions for laundry worker* were
named late Wednesday by Edward
Clifford, director of labor and in
dustries. The conference will be on
Thursday, Sept. 29, in the senate
chamber, opening at 10 o'clock with
a public hearing at which testimony
as to wages and working conditions
will be taken, after which any person
wishtng to speak to the subject will
be heard. "<*
Following the hearing the confer
ees will meet in executive session to
disccuss the testimony and make a
report to the Industrial welfare com
mittee, which will In turn either ac
cept or reject the report. If sc.
cepted, an order based on the report
will be entered, whereupon the mini
mum wage and conditions fixed be
come law.
The conferees named to repre
sent the employes are Miss Gertrude
Wetsel, Tacoma; Miss Delphine Zell,
Seattle and Mrs. L. M. Haupt, Olym
pla, with Mrs. W. L. Jacobson of
Olympia as alternate. For the em
ployers. L. J. McAtee of Spokane,
W. C. Miller of Tacoma and John
Dodge of Olympia, with H. W. Jef
fers of Olympia and W. M. Mathers
of Spokane as alternates. For the
public, Mrs. H. E. York of Tacoma,
R. H. Collins of Seattle and George
Mills of Olympia, with Mrs. George
Funk of Olympia as alternate.
Conference affecting wages and
working conditions of women except
restaurant and hotel employes held
several weeks ago. In other indus
tries, will be held during the four
weeks following the laundry confer
ence. The old minimum wabe of
$13.20, which was fixed for the
period of the war, was recently held
by the attorney general to be no
longer effective because the period
of the war had passed.
Application of the Bothell HUB CO.
for a certificate of public convenience
and necessity for a stage line from
Seattle to Bothell and Hollywood has
been granted by the department of
public works, following receipt of
Continued on Pagre Three.
As he talks he never mentions bis
naval achievements and it is hard for
one to get him to talking about his
important position. He evades all
questions concerning himself.
Graduate of Ann a poll ft
Admiral Mayo graduated from
Annapolis in 1876 and was sent to
Olympia in 1879 on coast survey
duty. During the winter his survey
schooner "Earnest" lay in the har
bor and many remember delightful
dinners and parties given aboard
the boat by its oemmander. Admiral
Mayo left Olympia in the summer but
again returned in 1886, this time
with a bride. Lieutenant and Mrs.
Mayo lived in the Elden home In
Swantown and later on Unlo: street.
It was in 1887 in Olympia that Ad
miral Mayo's son, Major George
Mayo, U. S. army, was born. In
1889 Lieutenant Mayo and Mrs.
Mayo left and since then the admiral
has been back to the scene of his
early recollections but twice. This
trip is his third to Olympia.
Admiral Mayo has made his
home in Burlington, Vermont, but
his headquarters up until of late were
in Washington, D. C. He arrived on
the Sound August 7, from Washing
Next week Admiral and Mrs. Mayo
will leave for Portland, where they
will visit their son, Major Georgs
Mayo, of the U. S. engineers.
Council Asks Immediate
Intervention by Allies
In Balkan Dispute.
GENEVA, Sept. 22.—At 11
o'clock today three new nations
Esthonla, Lithuania and La
tvia, were admitted to member
ship in the League of Nations.
This brings the membership
of the league to 51.
GENEVA, Sept. 22.—Immediate
intervention by the allies to prevent
the Serbo-Albanian dispute flaming
into a new Balkan war was asked
in a note addressed to the powers of
England, Prance and Italy by the
council of the League of Nations to
The threatened conflagration in
Middle Europe's powder box, where
the slightest flare can start another
of the Interminable Balkan wars,
may be averted by the council's ac
tion, but the league Itself has been
split into two factions by the in
troduction of the dispute between
Albania and Jugo-Slavla in the as
The allied members of the league
council, moreover are lined up
against the non-allied, temporary
members. Lastly the allies them
selves are divided into two camps
over the question.
Albania's appeal to the league de
claring that Serb artillery was bom
barding Albanian villages and de
manding that the league Intervene,
was answered by the Serbian repre
sentative to the assembly, who said
the borders of Albania not having
been fixed, Serbia was only attempt
ing to occupy what rightfully be
longed to her.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 12.
President Harding today sent the
following nominations to the Senate.
To be minister to Switzerland, .Tog.
C. Grew, Massachusetts.
To be minister to Denmark, J. D.
Prince. New Jersey.
To be assistant secretary of agri
culture, Charles W. Puglsey, Ne
To be colonel in the finance de
pprtment. Herbert M. T.ord, quarter
master corps (chief of finance with
the rank of brigadier general.)
Inter-Club Council Starts Movement
to Cooperate With Public
A joint tax committee composed of
W. W. Sherman, chairman; repre
senting the Chamber of Commerce;
J. D. Mansfield, representing the
Rotary Club and R. W. Elwell, rep
resenting the Kiwanis club, whose
duty it is to cooperate with the pub
lic officials who draw and adopt
budgets began work today. The com
mittee was appointed upon the sug
gestion of the Inter-Club council.
With the presidents of tbe three
clubs, Thomas O'Leary of the Cham
ber of Commerce, H. L. Whiting of
the Rotary club and C. A. Rose of
the Kiwanis, the committee met this
morning in the Chamber of Com
merce to discuss the work at hand
and the policy which would be fol
lowed. The following statement was
issued at the meeting:
"The Joint tax committee from the
Chamber of Comerce, Rotary clut>
and Kiwanis club, appolned on pub
lic budgets, is formed for the pur
pose of giving assistance and service
to the officials (city, county and
school) who must pass on budgets.
The work of the committee will be
done in the fullest spirit of co-opera
tion and it is felt that the governing
bodies will welcome this assistance.
It is not the intention to pick flaws
and to criticise, but to do the task
Intelligently and with an eye to the
best interests of the community and
to the taxpayers. Where It is fell
changes can be made, these changes
wUI be suggested, and not only will
the bodies that finally pass on the
budgets be conferred with, but tbe
individual pfficials who submit their
budgets, as well."
The work of the committe will be
completed next week before the date
when the budgets come up for flnai
action. The committeemen will re
port back to their respective organi
sations in the meantime.
DOWAGIAC. Sept. 22.
Herbert Smith, a«*ietgfcbor of the
Monroe family, tfttee members of
which were slain by a nail-studded
(jlub, was held tor questioning to-.
day. *
Smith was wnftttfedHte KalamasoO,
Mich. He denied any connection
with the brutal murder of William
Monroe, his wife and Neva, his
Ardith, another daughter who-je
face was crushed in the club attack,
was In a serious condition at a hos
pital today and was unable to fur
nish any clew.
An arrest of another neighbor,
said to have been with Monroe and
Neva late Saturday night, was ex
pected to be made in Detroit.
Four Olympia men will appear on
the program of the foresti y confer
ence to be held in Seatle October 21.
The speakers will include Fred E.
Pape, supervisor of forestry; R. L.
Fromme, Olympia national forest su
pervisor; Dan Scott, direction of con
servation and development, and Clark
V. Savldge, state land commissioner.
For Dr. J. J. Tigert, United States
commissioner of education with head
quarters in Washington, who is tour
ing the United States, the Olympia
Chamber of Commerce will give a
special luncheon Saturday noon at
the Olympian which will be open to
all those interested In educational
work. Dr. Tigert, who is an ap
pointee of President Harding, is a
well known and forceful speaker anl
will deliver one of his special lec
tures at the luncheon Those expect
ing to attend the luncheon and meet
Or. Tigert are asked to get in com
munication with Secretary B. F.
Hume of the Chamber of Commerce.
Company French Troops Sta
tioned at Work Believed
Five Hundred Bodies Have Bern
Extricated from Shattered
Ruins of Nitrate Plant.
BERLIN*, Sept. 88—Casual*
tie* In the explosion at
Oppau will amount to more
than 4,000 killed and iajanfl,
it was estimated today as res
cue parties penetrated the fogs
of poison gas which knag over
the scene of the tragedy.
Nearly 1,00 bodies already
hare been recovered.
More than 2,800 Injured are V
being treated at hospitals.
French troops are gnarding
the area.
One report said a company of >
French troops stationed at the
factory was wiped oat by Ike
explosion yesterday.
Only a great gaping chasm
marks the scene of the Initial
BERLIN. Sept. 22.—Penetrating
the fog of poisonous gas vapor which
still hovered over Oppan, scene of
the greatest explosion disaster In
German history, rescue corps, gas
masked, today tought for the Uvea
of possible survivors, while report*
came back that the death toll would
total at least 1,500.
Five hundred bodies have been
extricated from the shattered rutop
about the synthetic nitrate plant of
the Badische Anallne Works, nsnr
Ludwlgshafen. which was dsstrojijd.
together with the Httl town of Opivn
by a series of terrific explosions |jg»»
terday morning.
Take Injured from Wreckage.
Scores of injured were takeni Hess
wreckftge tar from M>e scene of
the original explosion, btot It waa
(eared that all those trapped la the
fatal area had been killed by
ous tupies which yesterday frett
ed rescue work. v
Piteous scenes were witnessed nt
the cemetery at Mayance, where the
bodies o( nearly 200 dead were laid
out (or identification by
In most instances the victims bad
been so mutilatsd by the explosions
that they could not be recognised
Investigation as to thacfrnse of the
explosion will be startVft at «*<?e.
Rumors blaming the BolaheVlkJ and
other enemies of Germany' fdr the
disaster were current here and near
the scene of the explosions but were
Explosion Lift* Building.
The first explosion occurred at
7:30 yesterday morning while a
change of. shifts was under way.
It was followed an instant later by
another mdre terrific which actually
lifted the main factory building
from the ground, hurled chlorates,
machinery and men hundreds of
feet into the air, completely buried
and destroyed three shift trains that
were bringing workmen to the fac
tory and was felt for a distance of
50 miles around. All workers In
and about the plant, about 800 In
number were killed. Further ex
plosions followed.
The Rhelnisch htgh commissioner
has allocated 100,000 marks for rf
lief work in Oppau, the little village
which was completely destroyed. The
French supply corps near the sen
of the disaster has opened free food
kitchens and shelters for refugees.
Three hundred bodies have been
Identified and hundreds of others
i found were mutilated beyond recog
At Ludwlgshafen, the huge hos
pltal, all the schoolp and many pub
lic buildings have been requisitioned
i by the Red Cross.
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