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VOLUME 20 -NO. 11.
SOME DAMAGE | FROM HIGH WIND ! TUESDAY NIGHT V FEW TREES BROKEN DOWN AND QUANTITIES OF APPLES BLOWN DOWN. Loss NOT AS GREAT AS EXPECTED. An unusually strong wind for this ' season of the year here blew Tues day evening and well into the night, breaking down a few trees and caus ing a considerable wind-fall of apple . though not as bad as was feared. For j the whole upper valley the apple blown down is perhaps not over one per cent, though on some ranches as j high as fifteen to twenty per cent i i ported. The greatest damage claimed -it this writing is by M. Rumohr. Mr. Rumohr expected in the neighborhood of 2000 boxes and estimated Wednes day that about 000 boxes were blown down. He began immediately to ga ther the apples from the ground and expected to market them. It is reported that on the Sylvester j ranch east of town the damage was quite heavy. Cashier Campbell of the Citizens State Bank was down the valley Wednesday and said that be side- the Sylvester ranch, the Hay. i Burke and American Fruit Co. ranch- ) es suffered considerable while other.; suffered to a less degree. Frank Win prate suffered only a light loss. On the Chuimtick orchard two De licious trees were blown down and Manager Al Hoffman estimated a ! three or four hundred dollar loss. Ed. Ferguson drove up from Wen- j atchee Wednesday morning and wo understand he said that the loss ap- ! poured to be light over most of ths valley. THE BRENDER SCHOOL MEETING. | if the meeting at the Brender school last Thursday evening may be taken as a criterion, it Is a consider able task to promote an irrigation project and much patience and per sistence is necessary. There was a very good attendance at the meeting and much interest was shown by the people of the Chumstick valley and of Plain, whom the com mittee desired to meet. The meeting was called to order b ■ J. is. Schons. Tie explained concisely what the meeting was called for and then called on Titifus Wood of the Wenatehee World to further discuss the matter. Other were also calle 1 upor. and Messrs. Johnson and Paul son, members of the party engaged in milking the preliminary survey of the project, explained as best they could particulars as to the route of the pro posed ditch. Unfortunately some of the speakers were considered to he talking alone in the interest of the city of Wenatchee when some of those present thought that they should have been telling what benefits the ranch ers of the Chumstick might derive from the new ditch. But it may ho said that all present were friendly t.i the proposition though slow in giving written pledges of financial support when called upon to do so, and it is evident that the general committee must be patient and persistent. Another unfortunate angle of the matter was that just at the time rarehers have very little money in band and were still uncertain as to what would be realized from the; crops, hence they were reluctant to go i' to a matter the end of which was so obscure. It is the belief of the Echo that this great project should be carried tl rough, but it is a big undertaking and we blame no one for taking con siderable time to weigh matter-. When these matters are weighed and understood, however, we believe t' a' all the ranchers along the route who can possibly be benefltted will com" ik The delay should not be for long. ; PACKER'S NUMBER STAMI'S. The Echo ha.- n few packer's num her stamps, 1 to I. Call early if in nfed of them. Mrs. Anna Sampson and daughter. Mercedes, went to Seattle Tuesday night, Cleorge H"x-ev left last Friday to re-nine his stud Is* at the University (•f Oregon. He i- also taking a part .>■• his work at Portland. B. H. Bryan, manager of the .T. C. Penney store at I.eavenworth. let Wednesday night for Portland to at tend the convention of managers of the Penney stores, which will last for all. It two weeks. The Leavenworth Echo <;. N. LUMBER CO. TO OPERATE. ; In common with all companies, the j Great Northern at this place has been i considering what course to pursue an 1 Mr. C. M. Munson, field man for the parent organization, the Baker-Fent ress Co., of Chicago, has been here looking over conditions for the pur pose of settling upon a program, and the Echo is authorized to say that th" company will go in as usual. Log ging operations will be begun, prob ably soon, possibly not until next spring— detail has not been sot tled. But that the business will he continued is settled, which is good news to the whole community. NOTICE. Those desiring notices of lodge meetings, etc., inserted in the Echo, sl.cuhl have them written out plainly so that they may be readily under stood, and the name of the Bender should also be signed, so that we may know that such notice is authentic. Otherwise we shall have to pay no at ttr.tion to such communications. The W. B.s of the Maccabees will hold their regular meeting Oct. ". and also Oct. 21, at the K. P. hall. All members are invited to attend. EVENING SCHOOL CLASSES ARE OF GREAT VALUE LOCAL CLASSES WILL BE OR GANIZED OCTOBER 3rd, AM) THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD SEE MR. BUTTON OCT. 1. When evening schools were first In troduced into a few of the large cities of this country they were for the pur pose of Instructing the foreigner who had come to our shores. Later other people took advantage of them so that in the larger cities where there were but a few foreigners in attend ance in the first evening schools now we find an enroliemnt of from three t.i five thousand in places the size of Spokane and Seattle. In these schools we find students enrolled of various ages, nationalities and occu pations, Many of the students are in some line of work where they find it impos sible to compete with the co-workers who have had more recent training; others wish to change to some line of work which appeals to them, as they are employed in positions that offer no opportunity for advancement, and others wish to take advantage of th - evening schools to get some subject rot offered when they attended school. Many students continue their even ing school work from term to term until they are fitted to take a posi tion in the business offices of the city. Now we find evening schools conduct • f-ii in most every city of any size in the country. They offer an oppor tunity to the ambitious person to gel that which he needs to make a more efficient worker. Practically one-half of the student, ill any of the evening schools are com mercial students. Last year for the first time an evening school was or ganized in connection with the Leav enworth public schools. The students enrolled for commercial subject This year classes will be organized in these subjects or other subjects if there is a demand for them. In order that the classes may :>■-■ organized on October .1. those wish ing to take work in any class, are re quested to call at the superintendent' office and enroll Saturday, Oct. 1, or Monday, October .". Tuition is re quired in advance. THIEVES AROUND. Thieves have been breaking into business houses pnd attempting to ' get into others and it appears that . aiiother man on the night police force might prove advantageous. With only one man making the rounds the night prowlers can watch him and when '•■■ has passed they can do their work. I With two or more watchmen patrol ! ling the city the thieves would not hr.ye such an easy job of watching them. Tuesday night, when the high wind was blowing, thieves were more ac tive than usual. Any noise they may have made was not easily noticeable. i while on ordinary nights a slight |r . i.-c is easily detected for blocks. | Therefore if it is not feasible to have | extra men on watch every night it i ii ay be well to at least have more of j a force when occasion seems to d" --! irand it, such as when a high wind is : blowing. in THE WENATCHBK VALLEY—HOME OF Tin: mv, ISO APPLE—WREBE dollars grow on trf.ks LEAVENWORTH, CHKLAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1921. BOYS LOST IN MOUNTAINS OVER SUNDAY NIGHT — STAFFORD AND HATMAKEH BOYS HAVE CHILLY TIME HOMES AND BEDS NOW LOOK GOOD TO THEM. Three I.eavenworth boy.- had an ex perience last Sunday night which none of them wanl- to repeat again. In company with four other hoys they were on an excursion such as any ; bunch of boys may take. They had I gone up the Turn water mountain, ; west of town, and the three—Joe and Paul Stafford ami Foster Hatmaker— j when they reached what is known a-' ! the "meadows" remained behind j j while the other four went on up to the point known a.- Lookout, for the reason that during the summer the 1 Forest Service keeps a lookout sta tioned there. When the four returned they no ticed that the three were starting off in the wrong direction and called to ; them, then went on. thinking that the I three boys were coming. The four leached their homes at about seven o'clock and when the other boys did not return their narents of course be came alarmed. Searching parties I v ere formed and went out forthwith. The search was kept up all night for the boys were not prepared for a night in the mountain-, especially the Hat rr.al'er boy, -on of Mr. and Mrs. Tori. Hatmaker, who, boy-like, had gone ( II very thinly clad. Among the searchers were Tom Cannon and Emmett Barkee who went U| to the lookout station and hack, then up through Coles canyon an 1 Maxe's canyon, making four trips during the night, accompanied on .i part of them by Mr. Hylton. Other parties went up and searched other parts. The boys were not found until Mori i.ay morning when they were located on a ridge leading from Coles canyon to the lookout peak, by Messrs. Can non, Barkee and Hylton, and they v ere brought down by way of Hesse'-s canyon. They hid wandered about until dark, it seems, and then built a fire and tried to keep warm. Rain fell and the wind blew and they wer ■ unable to keep warm beside the fire and had to keep moving. They had had no food since Sunday morning anil the sandwiches which the search err were provided with disappeare I like mist before the sun. The eldest of the three boys is about fifteen and the youngest eleven or twelve. DIVORCE MILL GRINDS FAST. Two Couples Part After 10 Day Hon eymoon—Six Others Bring Suit. World: Joseph F. Surry was wed r'ecl to Mary S. Surry in Tacoma Aug- j i st 20, 1010 and his spouse deserted him ten days later September 1, an! went back to Ohio, her former home. Wherefore, he prayed to the superior ! court of Chelan county for a divorce and secured it Monday afternoon. An drew J. McFarland's wedded bliss was also short. He was married *o Anns | O. McFarland March 20, 1920, and she left him April 6. He was also given ! a divorce by Judge Grimshaw. Six other divorces were prayed for ; nd four granted. Claire Whitcomb was granted a di vorce from Walter Whitcomb on grounds of desertion. She was awarded $50 a month alimony. Etta Murcar was granted a divorce firm Claude Murcar on grounds of desertion. She was granted $50 .i month alimony. The suit of J. E. Nelson for divorce from Rose Nelson was denied. The suit of James A. Abbot for di vorce from Beulah Abbott was denied. The suit of Bianca Emma I.ueii McCarthy for divorce from Robert W. McCarthy was dismissed, because the court decided it had no jurisdiction. Nellie Paly was granted a divorce frcm Richard Daly on grounds of de sertion. She was awarded $50 a month alimony. Nellie Blair was granted a divorce from Thomas S. Blair. No alimony was granted, a property settlement having been made. NOTICE. Commencing Sept. '_'*>. we will de • liver meat Free of Charge to all : ] country residents through the Parcel ■ j Post system—you get your meat . | when you get your mail, i ! Yours for service at all times, I —Leavemvorth Meat Market. MILDEW DIEEERENCES WERE ADJUSTED AT CONFERENCE TUESDAY I IBER \l. INTERPRETATION OF STATE GRADING RULES SE CURED. STATE SUPERVISOR MET WITH GROWERS. World: After a conference la-tin; al! of Tuesday morning between State Supervisor of Horticulture C. L. Rob ii -nil and the special committee of growers appointed at Saturday's mass meeting, a report was drawn in | addressed to the prowers of the val le} representing the ideas of both the committee and tha officials. Samples of mil.iew affected applei j were brought into the Wenatehee i Commercial Club rooms by the com mittee and both Mr. Robinson and Mr. Darlington graded them accord ing to their ideas of the state rule-. I Jt was found that the growers com- ' mittee would have classified the ap ples exactly a- did Mr. Robinson an 1 Mr. Darlington. The entire situation a- threshed out in a session lasting all morning and th( general conclusion reached from evidence presented by the committee that some of the inspectors have been too technical. In general however, j there Is nothing else for the inspec- . trrs tci do hut penalize apples tin; show decided markings of mildew. ! 1 ut uniform grading is promised. Mr. Robinson states that in tin Yfakima Valley mildew is worse than usual but the growers have always I ad it to contend with, and make no objection tn the classification made by I thr inspectors. The following report was prepared j by the committee and addressed to th • growers of the valley; Mr. Robinson I and Mr. Darlington will confer with every one of the in inspectors on the I local staff and seek to secure absolute uniformity in thei work for the fu ture. Report of Committee. Your committee appointed at the mass meeting of Saturday afternoon, i Sept. 24, on the mildew situation wir ed to the state supervisor of horticul ture. Mr. C, 1.. Robinson. This morn- i ing, Tuesday, Sept. 27. we mot with him and our district inspector, 1". S Darlington. After a thorough discussion with I them of the mildew question and thei.• interpretation of the state grading rules, as affecting mildew marking., we find that our ideas are not nearly s< far apart as \vi had thought. Many samples of mildew affecte I ii] pies were examined and graded by Mr, Robinson and Mr. Darlington, ! and their grading of these samples j coincided with our own ideas. The trouble has been through .i ! lack of understanding between the ' i grower and the inspector's force, and j ! further through the fact that possib I ly a few of the deputy inspector have been too technical of their in terpretations of Mr. Robinson's rul ings and Mr. Darlington's instruc i tions. In order that thi- lack of under standing between the growers and the inspector's force may l>e overcome. we suggest that each grower before j jrradinfr and checking and pack in : I his varieties showing mildew blemis i communicate with Mr. Darlington and ; have him send out an inspector for in | structions. Get these instructions di | net from his office and from no- I where else. Mr. Darlington on his part as: n UP that where his deputy inspecto have been too technical in theii spection, this will he immediately co • rected, and that -o far a- is hu possible, all inspectors will be formly the same a- explained t<> your committee. E. F Tl .;■ er, '': airma C. A. Leedy. F. B. Utter. IV S. Darlington. O. It. Shaj The deer hunting season will "|" S i.turday. October !. Fred Brender wa.- tried on a .'.:.! ge ut Wenatcl -c Wi dnesday b fore Judge Porter and a jury and :i quitted. It seem- that Fred and 101 others were taking refr in a raraire at Cashmere and )•■.-* at • • time Fred had the "refreshment-" in M- hand an offi itepped up hi him and sei/.ed both Fred and the flask and after being; discharged be cause he could not be hel.l mi a charge of violatii dir.anees, he wa authorities. The • consider tempo] ai ] 1 liquor, and drinking it, SCHOOL NOTES. It has been found necessary to in stall an extra typewriter in the com mercial department and a new 1,. C. Smith has been purchased. The school now uses nine machines in this department — three Underwoods, three Remingtons, and three 1,. C. Smiths. Two new bookkeeping table lave also recently been made and put to use. making four in all. The ca pacity in this subject is sixteen stu dents. —— County Superintendent E. C. Bow ersox has sent notices out to the ef fect that he expects to convene the annual county teachers' institute at Wenatchee on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 19, 20 and 21. Accordingly there will be no school oil those three days. —0 — Coach I.indahl announces two foot ball games with Waterville high school, the first at Waterville on Oc tober 7; the second here on October 28. The boys are working hard; be , ready to net behind them with a boost that will count. 0— Attention was called to night school in last week's issue of the Echo, and I- again called to it this week. All who are interested be sure to get in BIG RAILROAD STRIKE IS PROBABLE EARLY THIS PALL OBJECT TO NEW RULES— TEX-HOUR DAY LOOMING— ROADS MAY GO TO GOVERN MENT. Indications are that there will be a 1 if.' railroad strike this fall unless the conservative counsel of labor leaders prevails. The bin four brotherhoods and affiliated railway unions have voted and it appears certain that a large majority have cast their ballots j against accepting the new rules, which mean that all overtime will he paid foi at the regularly hourly rate, and i this, the men fear, means that they would soon be back to a ten-hour day and might be worked sixteen hours on tin standard day scale. Not much can be said as to the at titude of local railway workers, but it i« believed that they are nearly solid against the new rules. If the strike is called it is our un derstanding that it will affect nearly all rail workers in this community. Al! enginemen, conductors, brakemen, shop and section men. as well as op erators and clerks, would he called out. Possible exceptions are dispatch ers, yard foremen and station or de pot agents. There appears to he no doubt : n. on;.' the workmen that the strike will soon be called and that none but mail trains will be run, and these will have to be operated by officials. The belief is expressed that if th" I strike comes the roads will be turned over to the government to be operat ed, and in support of this belief it i. alleged that the usual preparation for the winter are being neglected by the management. If the strike comes at all it will come soon, for. it appears, the men think that this is their time to win. The busy season is now on or just approaching and they see a possible I chi.nce to win, whereas if they wait I until the fall rush is over the managi merit of the different roads would wel come the opportunity to tie them mi and set back and wait. A strike now will be a mighty seri ous matter. Every road in the coun try, or practically so, would be tic up and food, fuel and all com mod would cease to move. Prairie state-; would be short of fuel and every commonwealth would find itself ■■■■ of some commodity necessary to its | well being. Washington, with its i treat fruit crop, would be shut off from the markets of the world, for j without the railroads in operation but i a very limited portion of the cron I cculil even be gotten to the seapor f- I nd unless it can be gotten to t!i< | markets it is a dead loss. Other states | w< uld suffer in proportion to the per ishability of their products. Thus it i is seen that the railway workers have i the power to brine chaos to the whole ! i nation. If they go on strike and hoi I i ! out unitedly through the winter the ; disaster would be such as to stagger . inanity. Therefore, while the whole world sympathizes with the workman in hi ! I b;:tt!p for justice, caution must nor ■: he thrown to the winds. Good, sound i judgment should now prevail. $2.50 PER YEAH BATES HOTEL AT LAKE WENATCHEE CHANGES HANDS I'RANK SEARLES AM) MM. A. SMITH NEW OWNERS. Will MAKE MANY IMPROVEMENTS ABOUT THE PLACE. Frank Searles, travel inn engineer, I and Wm. A. Smith, brakeman, on the Great Northern, have purchased the Bates hotel property at the head of Lake Wenatchee and will take charge I Oct. 1, opening with a big dance to morrow (Saturday) evening at the hotel. Messrs. Srarles and Smith will make many improvements, such as providing cabins. installing electric lights, opening a camp ground, etc.. for next season, m 1 will put 25 or :'.O new boats on the lake. They will al so be prepared to servo the public with all kind? of romping and fishing equipment, packhorses and outfits. Packhorses and packers may be had 81 any time after Oct. 1. Mr. and Mrs. 0. 1!. Hates, who have owned the place for many years and conducted it a great part of the time, have grown old in this service and found it necessary to give way to younger people. We understand that they will go south to spend the winter with relatives. communication with Mr. Sutton Im mediately. — o — In another part of this paper may be found a complete directory of the officers, teachers, pupils and janitor* of the Leavenworth schools. —o — The class advisors of the four aca demic classes in the high school have tl ought that Tuesday of every other week would he the time to convene class meetings. The classes met this last Tuesday with their respective sponsors for the second time. Dr. John James Tigert, recently ap pointed by President Harding to suc ceed Dr. Claxton as United States Commissioner of Education, has just Riven out the statement that the cel luloid film will displace the text book in the teaching of history. Last week the State College of Washington sent out letters over the state announcing that this InsUution now has the dis tribution of "Sehoolfilms." These deal strictly with history, civics, hy giene, geography, nature study, and physics. Each film projects the facts in living form. Although there is some little expense attached to the use of this service, yet the Leaven worth schools ai\? fully prepared, through their motion picture depart ment, to make use of any instruction a 1 film now available in the west which any of the teachers may wish to use in their clashes. Mr. Lindahl's pupils in advanced mechanical drawing have been mea - rr"ng and platting the school ground . buildings, fences, walks, water pipe-. cpss pools, etc. In addition to value of this work as n class exercise, the blue print may be of practical u-e l&ter on. — o — This week clo.-es the first month of school and report cards will go out to the pupils Tuesday noon next week. rents are urgently requested to in spect these reports carefully, and to signify the same by signing and re turning at once. There will be In stances where pupils have not re ef ived very high grades. Perhaps in M.me cases pupils did not realize th" importance of getting down to work at the start. Any such will undoubt ly soon find themselves hopelessly be hind their classe-: if they do not ap ply themselves with some diligence. The great increase in enrollment in the high schools, normal schools and colleges all over the United State* this fall should be sufficient notice to thr young people of Leavenworth that thf young men and women who ex pect to forge ahead in the world had better sharpen their axes. Tue.-da' afternoon "Humoresque" will be shown as a free matinee at 2:15 to all ! pupil? who have been perfect in at- I tendance during the first month of j school. TEACHERS RECEPTION. A reception for the Loavemvorth I teachers will be held this (Friday) I evening at 8 o'clock at the Community | building and everyone is invited to hi? I present.