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* VOLUME LXII YERII^GTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921. Ormsby Would Annex Dayton “Weak Sister” County Cant Pay Debts and Whines for Additional Territory **** ♦♦♦ ♦ , ♦♦♦-♦ . ♦»-»♦ Result May Change State Capitol to Reno Assembly Bill No. 155, introduced in the assembly by Meder of Ormsby County, proposes to annex a portion of Lyoft county to Ormsby county. The bill has ‘been referred1 to the 'tl Lyon and Ormsby delegations, com posed of two members from this county and one from Ormsby. The passage or defeat of the bill in the in the Assembly committee depends largely on the attitude of Mr. King, Lyon County /Assemblyman and ia resident of Dayton, and it is stated on good authority that Mr. King op poses the change. The territory af fected carries an assessed valuation of $2,000,000. The following from the Carson Appeal is an indication of the atti tude of Ormsby county people in the matter; There has been a proposition by a number of groperty holders in Lyon county to become annexed to Ormsby county, in fact those residing in the north end of the county from a point close to Dayton, and including the Sil ver City end of Lyon county have signed almost to a man to pass legis lation bringing that portion of tin county withn the bounds of Ornish} county. Silver City and Dayton people have urged this divorce and affiinity wed ding the past two sessons, the move k ment taking form within- the present session. -AtiuiMifcr of meetings of the GRAMMAR SCHOOL NOTES The total enrollment at the grammar school at present is 163. The children art divided into grades as follows; Kindergarten 24, first grade 26, second grade 20, third grfede 16, fourth grade 15, fifth grade 14, sixth grade 19, seventh grade 16, eighth grade 13. On the last Friday of each month all students who have no monthly marks lower than B in any subject and who have A in deportment and have not been absent except for sick ness excused, nor tardy during the month, are given a holiday. These students are called honor students. This month the following students are honor students • First grade; Edmund Houghtaling. George Mastcrson, Nelson Sciaroni, Anna Ronan, Linda Rosaschi. Second grade; Harry Fabri, Ugo Sciarani, Ney Van Alstine, Edward West, Edith Hodson. Rachel Master son, Anna Nagel. Third grade; Lola Trankle. Hazel Davis, Fern Springer, Ardith • Bar ton, Hazel Hodson. Fourth grade; Peter Fabri, Chandler Dyer, Joseph Ronan. Eighth grade; Grace Burns and Joseph Leavitt. On February 11th, the first and sec ond grades, uhder the supervision of Mrs. McKay, entertained the ladies of the Woman’s club. They gave an interesting program which was greatly enjoyed by all present. On February 23, the third and fourth grades had an interesting program in honor of Lincoln and Washington. General clean-up day was observed on the play ground on Tuesday, Feb ruary 22. Preparations arc being made to beautify the school grounds hv the planting of a number of trees. The School Board has ordered baseballs and bats for the boys, and •we expect the baseball will open soon. —-ooo-— • Knights of Pythias of Ycrington D last Thursday initiated Linford Riley into the mysteries of that order *#**■*•*■* Clark J. Guild and Jas. J. Kelly are in Reno and Carson City, where they are looking into legislative and Other matters. D. P. RandalTTeYt* today for Car son. where he is interested in legisla tive proceedings. Lyon county factions have been held and delegations have been present dur ng the past ten days gong over the sit uation. Naturally thisco unty would wel come the addition of the territory and the boon of wealth to this section. It is also figured that it would mean a decided tax saving to both counties if this matter goes through. As the movement started from the Lyon county end this county has nat urally fallen into the trend of affairs and the effort, it is understood, will be made this week to put it to a test vote. The addition of the territory proposed would make. Ormsby one of the richest counties in this end of the state and would be a considerable saving of time in the business trans actons that are nccesary n county scats by those footing bills. Ormsby county is hard put to main-: tain its county government, bonded j as they arc to the limit, valuations! raised far above the actual worth of | property, and the tax rate the highest ! in the state. However, if they are) successful in their attempt to annex j territory of a more conscrvatve and j prosperous community we should wish I them well, for they will be able to ex- ; ist without forever extending the j whining cry for additional state pat-' j ronage. and the state capitol may be moved to Reno, its logical location, j PETITIONERS OBJECT TO CHANGE IN SCHOOL LAWS Petitions are being circulated by residents of the Sanders and Barrett school districts against any change in the present law concerning the con solidation of schools, as proposed by a recent meeting of the legislative committee of the Yerington Commer cial Club. After considerable investigation the j Times has discovered that there is j considerable misunderstanding both1 on the part of the committee in pro- i posing the bill, and on the part of signers of the petition opposing it. It was stated at the commttee meet ing that the present consolidated school law requires a two-thirds vote in favor of consolidation in each dis trict proposed to be included in the consolidation, and it was this provi sion which was to be changed. How ever, investigation discloses that the present law requires only a majority vote, hence there is no necessity for j any- change in the statute. The sign ers of the petition largely beileve that the consolidated school law puts the schools under the control of the County Commissioners, and greatly increases taxation, both of which premises are incorrect* AMERICAN! LEGION BANQUET The banquet which was given by the Woman's Auxilary last Friday eve ning to the American Legion was a great success and great credit is due the ladies who engineered it. Spangler Mall, where live' long tables were set, was decorated with flags and ferns and the tables were made gay with carnations. The menu consisted of turkey, dress ing, hot rolls, pickles of various vari eties, red, white and blue ice cream, eighteen different kinds of cakes and coffee. A very enjoyable musical program which included songs by Mrs. Eliza beth McKay, Mrs. Phipps, Z. F. Rawson, and Miss Gordon, pianist. Chorus singing lead by Mrs. McKay, and violin solo by Mr. C. S. Durand were arranged and Rev P- T>' addressed the company in an rt - esting manner on the puroos" h Legion. There were abot t 100 7-ie present. 11 WEEK'S HEWS MW SMITH MELEE Death silently entered our valley February 24th, claiming Elizabeth Flanagan, daughter of James Flana gan of Simpson. She came from San Francisco, about nine years ago to reside with her father. For a number of years she has been an invalid, suf feing from diabetis. She contracted pneumonia about a week ago and did' not have the strength to fight it off. She is survived by her father, James Flanagan, three sisters, Catherine. Theresa and Mary, and one brother. J James J. Flanagan, of San Francisco. I The body was taken to San Francisco j for interment. The R. Moores who have been I leasing the M1. K. Toohey ranch for! the past four years, leave March 1 st. | to take up their residence on the I O’Brien place. Mr. Toohey will take | possession of his ranch A very interesting meeting of the | Smith Valley Civic Club was held the! 26th at the club house in Simpson. Next meeting will be at Smith school \ house, March 5th. ’ j There will be a meeting of the i Farm Bureau, at Wellington Hall, j March 12. Directors of the county farm bu- ! reau held a meeting at Grant View j school house Saturday night. There ■ was a large attendance. After the l meeting dancing was enjoyed until a, late hour. JNuman Meat Company, ot Santa; Rosa, were in the valley this week and bought up the remainder of fat sheep and lam'bs from 'the following' ranches ;W. L. Blackwell, C. E. Day 1 Chas. Hinds. Slireck Brothers, James McKay. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hamilton leave; Wednesday to reside in Minden for, the summer. Mr. E. Marliare and Fred Eulstone have returned from a business trip to San Francisco. Mrs. Gould Reading gave a dinner Friday night in honor of her husband's- . birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Reading, Mr. and Ms. W. E. Reading and Mr. Chap-! man, of Ludwig. Miss Elsie Farrar, from Reno, was a guest at the Frank Chichester home at Smith, last week. Mr. C. C. Tidd was called to Reno Friday for a business meeting ofthe State Farm Bureau. Mr. J. D. Yeager and Mr. Lor raine Wedertz were Yerington visitors Saturday. Several of our valley people motor ed to Yerington Friday night to see the picture, “Way Down East.’ Among the number were; Messrs, and Madames C E. Wedertz. Guy Rogers, Will Reading, Gould Reading. Roy , McVi^ar; Misses Cotfi Hinds, Liv-1 cillc Beaman, Grace Me Vicar, Belle; Scotsford, Beatrice Carter; Messrs. ! J. Mann, Charlie Frost. Mr. W. L. Blackwell was trails-1 acting business in Yerington a couple j of days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson, of j Reno, were guests at the W. L. I Blackwell ranch Sunday. Mrs. M. K. Toohey and Mrs. Walter Newal were business visitors in Artcsia Wednesday. Numan Meat Company, of Santa Rosa shiilpped several F a '- of t •> cattle Saturday purchase l fn-m t'u Plymouth Land & Lh estoek Co. A business meeting of the “school hoard” and taxpayers was called on February 28th. at the Smith school house, for the purpose of levying a special tax for consolidated schools in this district. ... _ - Among the many people from Smith i Valley who came to see the big sho\t were Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wedertz. ( Bruce McVicar, Mr. and Mrs. Fowl- i er and Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Gibson. ; Pat O’ Hagan arrived from Ma_ j 1 sonic, on Monday, and reports that ’ this spring will show signs of great activity around the (mining; camps ■ there as one of them is going to ( erect a large mill to extract their ores. O’Hagan will leave as soon as i he receives his passport for a visit to < his folks in Ireland and will stay about i three months, expecting to arrive hack ; here next June. i Mrs. Ira Fallon, who was oper ated on recently in a 'San Francisco j * *a - < I- eif i«r> 111 a ' f their home n?"r ~n r c HOME ECONOMICS MICE HOUSE In Home Economics Department of the Yerington High School a new plan was introduced and carried out to make a practical application of the work given to the student in school. This was in the form of a Practise House. The house %chosen for pur poses ot economy was the instructor’s home, which has four rooms, including a bath and sleeping porch. The Prac tice House was maintained a month and the Home Economics classes were divided into four groups, four girls living at the house for a period of one week. The girls had complete charge under the supervision of their instnet or, and the work of the home was divided according to the following schedule; Manager and Hostess—Responsible for house; Plans meals: purchases food: figures days expense': meets guests: serves at table: wakens family: 'helps make 'beds: cleans bath: neces sary mending. Cook—Assists in planning meals; places order with manager: does all cooking: wahscs tea towels: cares for kitchen tires; washes dishes; keeps kitchen pantry clean, mops lloor daily. Helper and Laundress-- dries the dishes; bings in wood and coal: builds and attends to living room (ires, takes opt ashes; waits on table; washes all lipeus and personal linen. Maid—Airs bed; (All linen off each time;) take off soiled linen; Makes beds, with manager's help; wash win dows on Monday; cleans two bed rooms and living room and porches thoroughly every day. j Each girl performed- each duty For example, on Monday, one of the girls was manager: Tuesday she was cook; Wednesday, helper; Thursday maid: Friday, manager. During the month 39 guests were entertained at dinner, which, with the people of the house made an average of 8 people for each meal. This was done at an average cost of $3.98 per day or lb cents per person per meal. All types of serving were carried out. each girl having an opportunity to act as hostess at the table once, doing all the carving and serving. Elaborate meals were not served, the idea be-' injg to have such meals as a woman would ordinarily serve. For example dinner would consist of a soup, 01 salad, two vegetables, mept. bread, dessert and a beveragfc. llreakfast and lunch were very simple, leftovers of the previous dinner usually form ing the -basis of the next day’s lunch. The following theme is a reaction of the student to the Practice House idea ; Several weeks ago our cooking teacher, Mrs. Riker, introduced a new plan, which she called the Practice House. Each week she took four girls from her classes and had them stay at her home. They were given complete management of the house Each day each girl was assigned : new duty. They took turns in being manager, cook cook's helper and laundress and maid. Every day they bad company to; dinner and the hostess and maid pre sided at the table. Sometimes the hostess wfos compelled to carve r. roast and quite often her temper nearly escape'!. lor it'was very hard lien the;. lr <l never even attempted such a tiling before. The cook's work was the hardest though. She not only had to cook liie meals hut clean the kitchen thor oughly each day and plan the meals. Phe was kept busy every minute. The cook's helper aided in all the rook's work and served at the table luring meals. Tile nraid had to make the beds lean the bed rooms, wash the win lows and such tilings. We all worked quite hard hut we took plasture in it for if it was dotn .veil we received praise aplenty, and 1 thing most people don’t object tc corking when their efforts arc appre :iated. i But don’t make the mistake of :hinking we did work alone, for we lidn’t. We had fun besides. We went :o the show one night and made candv mother night, and other nights vv» cere often entertained for a few ninute.- by Miss Godon. an accom plished musician. ’T'U- 1' r. ♦ V, CT1 r 1S ’ aild '’p'eroned o*-'’r0 h' morning ?o' o and the basketball tournament To Call Meeting of Legislative Committeee — - — _____—__ nhmek is Ml BUM --- A motion w-as made at the Parent Teachers' meeting yesterday to en dorse the hill before the legislature changng the time necessary for teach ers to serve before being allowed to retire with pay, from 30 to 25 years This hill is to be endorsed by the Verington Woman's club also. Mrs. j. K. Gelder and Mrs. X II. Van Atstine were appointed a committee from the Parent-Teachers club to wait on Mr. Walter Warren, of the Granada Theater, to see if arrangements can be made to have a show on either Friday or Saturday evening of each week, which will b< particularly suitable for children as well as being of interest to adults thus encouraging children not to go out evenings during the school week. Mrs. Z. F. Rawson, president o' the Parent-Teachers’ club, is making i house to house canvass of Yering :on in an endeavor to gather up books front all who may have suitable ones for either grammar or high schoo’ libraries, which they are willing tc donate. STATE TO OFFER $25,000 BONUS FOR FIRST OIL WELL The committee oil mines and min ng has introduced a 'bill in the as sembly which, if passed, as it no doubt will he, offers a bonus of $25, 100 for the first commercial oil well to be bored in Nevada. In order to collect the bonus the well must have t flow of 30 herrels a day for ,30 con eeutive days. This is a splendid measure for the reason that if Nevada is so fortunate is to have to pay the $25,000—and we belivc she will have to pay it to some Nevavda field this year—she would receive so much of the state’s share of royalities it would be the best bonus investment that Nevada ever made. SAN FRANCISCO FIRM WANTS NEVADA AGATE The Reno Chamber of Commerce is in receipt of a letter from the Agate Products Company of San Francisco inquiring as to whether agate in lage quantities is to be found in Nevada, and the letter states that the com pany will pay from $95 to $2,000 per ton. The letter adds; “1 was told that around Battle Mountain and Ely there are deposits, but have never seen sam ples from either of those districts. In the Ely district I think it is in the boulder formation, which we would ather have if not crvstalized on the inside." Persons interested are asked to communicate with the Reno Chamber of Commerce.—Reno Journal. ♦ _ WOMAN’S AUXILIARY ELECTS OFFICERS 'I'lle following have been elected as officers of the Woman’s Auxxiliary of ihe American Legion. Lyon Coun ty Post, Xo. 9; President. Mrs. Belle Moore: Vice President, Mrs. Oakey Secretary, Mrs. R. Catterson; Treas urer. Mrs. Willis Smith. The execu tive committee is Mrs. G. E. Leavitt chairman: Mrs. E. M. Burner and Mrs. J. Bernard. -oooo Thee auto loads of jolly picnicers motored to the Nevada Hot Springs on Sunday last. After a delicious lunch a few hours were spent in mountain climbing, followed 'by an enjoyable swim. Many exhibitions of fancy and expert diving were given. Those who enjoyed the day’s outing were Mr. and Mrs. Hill. Mr. and Mrs. O. Perry Riker, Mr. and Mrs. George Whortor^. Misses Ella M. Swanson. Esther Swanson. Avis Lo throp. Francine Dardis. Anne Gordon Messrs O. F. Barnes. Linford Riley, Onssell Morton. •” ' -» tv 'n~ - • '-■st'm nstlled in her Pear street residence. ill AGAIN CONSIDER HOSPITAL Bill A meeting of the Board of Directors of the V erington Club was held last Monday evening. Committees were appointed to prepare matter for the' coming issue of the Artemisia, the year book put out by the Nevada University, and for the purpose of assisting in having Nevada included in the big boost campaign about to be launched by California. Mr Bott spoke on- the aims and purposes of the club. It was decided that the bylaws of the club are out of date and arc to be rewritten. After some discussion of legislative matters it was moved by Mr. "Dukes and seconded by Mr. Bott, and unani mously voted that the Chairman of the Legislative Committee be asked to call a meeting of the committee which shall be public, for the further consideration of the Lyon County Hospital bill. Chairman Friedhoff who was present, immediately com plied with the request and has called i meeting of the Legislative Commit tee for Friday. March 4th, at the county court house. The meeting is to he public, ami all interested are urged to be present. PETITIONERS OPPOSE THE COUNTY HOSPITAL PLAN Petitions addressed to the Nevada Legislature protesting against the passage of the Lyon County Hos pital bill have been circulated through out the county during the week, and have been pretty generally s'irfned in all of the outlying territory, and have received several signatures in Yer ington. The petitions state that sen timent at the recent meeting of the Commercial Club was decidedly against the issuance of bonds at this time for this or any other purpose. It is stated that a lobby fund has been subscribed and speakers engaged to visit Carson City to present the Petition and urge the defeat of the bill. MARINE FINDS NEW THEORY TO MAN’S RIDDLE The theory that he had sprung from some remote protoplasmic or gauisin, that his twenty-times—great grand-father was a wire-haired ba boon in tlie wilds of Abj'ssinia and other Darwinian monstrosities, were ill regarded by Sergeant John Bur rows. of the Marine corps as so much "bunk." Still his mind was never at rest. 1 he question, "\\ fly am 1 ?” ob sessed him perpetually. In fact when 'the Sergeant re-enlisted and was order ed to Guam, the eternal “why" found a place in his old kit bag with other troubles and accompanied the sergeant across the seas. Yesterday a letter was received at the marne corps recruiting headquar ters at .120 Market street. San Fran cisco. It came front Sergeant Bur rows in Guam. “ \t last," he stated, "1 have discov ered where my ancestors come from.” The sergeant explained further that the natives of the island had enlight ened him. In accounting for the or igin of man, they said that every thing in the world was derived from a certain rock on the island of Guam, which first became human, then a stone, and gave birth to all men. From this island men were scattered all over the world. They forgot their language and “talked like fools with out undestanding one another nor knowing what was said." The particular rock referred to by the sergeant was located on the west coast of the southern portion of the island. It is worshipped by the na tives. It is said to be Magellan's > landmark when he discovered ’the island, it ’being black and set off bv a •’bite ch?1' r'"‘ ^ esate agent.