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1 iciiil-anitual Report of Societal,v J
Wm. Porter Proven l.usi Siv
Months to Have Been High- j
ly Successful Term
In point of actual accomplish
ments the six-months term of the
chamber of commerce ended Novem
ber first was the most successful In
the history of the organization, an
exceptionally large number of im
portant projects being brought to a i
satisfactory culmination. The semi- 1
annual report of the organization has: I
been prepared by Secretary William |
M. Porter, and is a source of not a j
little gratification to the members of j
the chamber. i
The membership of the chamber
now totals 14.'1, and the average at
tendance at the weekly meetings of
the organization during the six 1
months was 41. Interest in the work
of the commercial body is keener
than at any previous time. Three
thousand pices of mail matter were
sent out from the office of the sec
retary, 2600 pieces being advertising
matter and 400 letters.
The chamber reduced its Indebted
ness on the- elegant new quarters in
the city hall from $400 to $91.66, at
the same time contributing $60 to
ward the support of the Pullman '
citizens hand.
Probably one of the greatest ac
complishments of the chamber dur
ing the term, which resulted in a
vast amount of good, was the in
auguration in the county of the boys'
and girls' club work and the holding
of the club work fair. At a time
when all hope for securing the serv
ices of a club leader and financial as
sistance from the State College and j
state department of education
seemed remote, the local chamber I
guaranteed the sum of money neces
sary to be appropriated by the county
commissioners In order to secure the
state and college appropriations and j
the club leader was secured. Later
other commercial organizations came
to the relief of the Pullman chamber
by paying a part of this guarantee,
the county commissioners finding it
Impossible to make the appropria
The chamber was largely instru
mental in bringing to l'ullman and \
the State College the big excursion
of State farmers and bankers, which
resulted in a vast amount of valuable
advertising for the college and the
Especially active during the term
was the road committee and the
value to the community of the good
work accomplished by that commit
tee can not tie overestimated. The
committee was responsible' for the
sanding of a considerable stretch of
road in the Clinton district, east of
Pullman, and raised the money neces- :
sary for the purchase of an acre of
the Savage property, two miles west
of Pullman, which made possible
the elimination of a steep incline and
sharp turn in the public highway.
The committee now has under con
sideration the securing of a better
trade leading to Pullman from the
west than the steep West Main street
hill, and all indications point to an
early realization of their hopes in I
this direction.
The student employment bureau
conducted during the summer In an)
effort to place college students in ,
harvest positions, resulted in the
Placing of a large number of students
ln good summer positions, the plan
Proving highly successful; both from
the standpoint of the students and ,
the farmers who employed them.
Another important step taken by
the chamber was the invitation ex-j
tended to the legislators of the state
t0 visit Pullman and the State Col
lego,so that they may become ac
quainted with the needs of the col-1
lege. The expense of the legislators j
while in Pullman will be borne by ,
the chamber.
The semi-annual report of the
treasurer shows total receipts during,
the term of $939. Of this amount j
■ "70.25 was expended for general
expense items,
President Holland and Auditor,
*uegel of the State College went to '
Spokane Wednesday to attend a!
Meeting of the board of regents of,
ft college. |
The Pullman Herald
'- ' eat interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
I WAIITSVILLE <.|;v\,,|. :
The Thanksgiving dinner, program
'""l ,!an'" ;it the Ewartsville'Grange
hall was enjoyed by a large crowd
Harry Wilson's orchestra furnished
j the music. Following Is' the ■prograni
. Which was rendered:
[ Violin arid piano selection
I • -Mr. and Mrs. Leßoy LaFollette
,!,'il,lin «' -Miss Helen Hogan
Vocal duet. . '-"lis and Doris Hlnes
,:,:"i " I. T. LaFollette!
Fairy drill. . .. Pupils of Ewartsville
Reading .Mrs. Leßoy LaFolli
Little Red Riding Hood was given!
i by the pupils of Ewartsville. school.)
Following is the cast of characters; j
j Little Red Riding Hood . . Beryl Davis
j The Grandmother. . .Neva Lybecker j
'Th Wolf carry Boundy j
The Miller veryl Farley I
The Woodsmen . . Homer Holliday
and Vere Farley
' Birds Little Hitter girls'
! —- ——
•1. 11. Gooding, florist at the pol
i lege, was taken to Spokane last week
suffering with cancer of the law, On
Monday he was operated upon by
Dr. A, A. Matthews, assisted by Di
Patei ihe cancerous growth and part j
of he upper jaw being removed. The
! operation was successful and his!
many friends hope for his complete j
1... He will probably remain |
i in Spokane for a couple of weeks. !
Seventeen Legislators Prom Spokane;
County Will lie Guests of College
and City Next Thursday
The entire legislative delegation of
Spokane county, comprising 17 state
senators and representatives, will i
visit the college next Thursday, and
will spend the entire day in an Inspec
tion of the campus and plant of the
big institution in an effort to ac
quaint themselves with its present ;
condition and needs. The delegation
will arrive on the evening train
Wednesday, and early Thursday j
morning will go to the college, where
the) will attend a meeting of the
board of regents, at which will be
discussed he needs of the college,
from a financial and legislative
standpoint In full. Luncheon will be
served Ln VanDoren hall at noon, to
be attended by the guests of honor.
regents and faculty members and |
members of the chamber of com
merce. In the afternoon the law
makers will be taken on an inspec-;
tion trip through the college- build-!
ings and grounds and will leave on |
the 3:30 train for Spokane.
It is expected that legislators from j
other counties will also he present,
and an invitation will be extended to ■
the west Bide senators ami repre- j
sentatives to visit the college at a
later data. Every member of the
Spokane delgatiori to the two houses:
of the state legislature has accepted ,
the invitation to conn' to Pullman.
At the semi-annual election of of-1
ficers Monday night Evening Star j
lodge. No. 26, Knights of Pythias.)
named the following officers for the
six months' term commencing Janu
ary 1:
Chancellor commander —Chas. R. |
Wen ham.
Vice chancellor— Dr. A. E. Hud
Prelate—C. J. Reid.
M. of W.—O. W. Pinkley.
K. of R. & S.— C. S. Nye.
M. 0 f F. —w. 1., Wenham.
M. of E.—Joe Dew.
M. of A.— H. E. Oman.
Inner guard—A. P. Razor.
Outer guard—L. XV. Hooper.
Trustees— U. Lanning, O. W.
Pinkley. V. W. Clarkson.
] wish to hereby express my
thanks to the voters of Ward 1 for
their active and loyal support of my
candidacy for city councilman. In
return I shall endeavor, to the best
of my ability, to represent the inter-'
ests of the ward in a fair and Im
partial manner.,
ni „ B t
Mis. 1,-,, l». aid,l Wins Seat in City
C Hindi Through the Efforts of
Pullman Women
City Administration, 1017-18
Mayor John W. Mathews.
Councilman-at-large --XV. c Krue
Firs! ward councilmen- I' <;.
I.awler, .1. E. Hammond,
Second ward councllmi F. V.
Roth, Ira N. Nye (holdover);
Third ward councilmen— Myrtle- S.
Cardiff. .1. P. Duthle I holdoverL
City attorney— D. C. Dow
City clerk - Matilda F. Gannon,
City treasurer .1. s. Clark.
Emerging a victor in the three
cornered race for councilmahic hon- |
ors In the Third ward at Tuesday's ;
municipal election; Mrs. .Myrtle S.
Cardiff on not only the office but ;
the distinction of being the first of
her sex to represent the citizens of
any Pulltmui ward in the delibera
tions of the city council In the his- I
tory of the city. The election, due,
to the large number of contests for
the various offices In the gift of th/
people, created unusual Interest, and
a heme- vote was polled despite the
severe snowstorm which kept many j
people away from the polls who had I
intended to vote after supper.
The election of F. V. Roth,
"sticker" candidate for Second ward
councilman, was one of the very few
instances in the history of Pullman's
city elections when elevnth hour can-1
For .Mayor, two years —
. I enawalt
For ( ounciliiian-ai-lai two years—
Councilman First Ward, two years—
Councilman First Ward, four years—
Councilman Second Waul, four yrs—
Councilman Third Ward, four yrs. —
City Attorney, two years
City Clerk, two years —
City Treasurer, two years
Successful crop production is
fundamental to success in practically
all lines of general farming. Poor
crops mean high priced feed for your
live stock. Poor crops mean high
cost per ton, per hundred or per
bushel, A knowledge of the princi
ples underlying the developing and
maintaining of soil fertility, the prin
ciples of plant growth and the spe
cific requirements of various farm
crops is essential to successful crop
production. You say the passing
generation of fanners were aide to
succeed without special study. Very
true. iii many cases they paid little
or nothing for their land and the in
come that kept their families and
made them prosperous would scarce
ly pay rent or interest on valuations
today. They secured their land in its
virgin fertility. More expense ami
more Intelligent management Is
necessary to secure equally good i
Crops today. Insect pests and fun- 1
ous diseases are more troublesome. J
More complex and exp«»»rlve equip-1
ment and more tV't,, ■■' ■ '!'<"' is 1
required. The mat? el.' "" bc-miiir, ■
more discriminating, T>e stt'Ws >„
of living is mi'Ji '.;'. ier. a rt-ii. i
while tin- p'-si lb ' gen vti' a..':
ted to me I t c ny I'l'l'tM M* .-.
you are fa in? -c 'te di.'. "/it ,idi- ;
ions and r.- ti ! ..iucei groi U r prepara- ;
tion to Mi..-.- ,I. Th.> winter school
affords cpj.ort nity to >egln this pre
di.hHes have been successful through
the sticker method, and proved that
th.' people of that ward have extreme
faith In the business ability of the
Pullman contractor. The light vote
cast for Mrs. Wlndus was In a meas
ure due to the inclement weather,
which kepi a large- number of her
women supporters away from the
As soon as the counting of votes
in the various precincts . was well
under way it as evident that J, XV.
Mathews had defeated W, L. Greena
walt for the mayoralty! The success
ful candidate' was given a majority
of the votes In all but the Second
ward, and in precinct 6-1 of the
Third ward, where 260 votes were
cast, his majority was overwhelming.
William Swain, after carrying both
the First and Second wards by sub
stantial majorities for councilman
; iet hit go, was a poor second In the
two College hill precincts, and W.
.' Kruegel, Incumbent, was given a
majority of 131 votes.
(}, E. Livingston, "sticker. candi-
I date for he long term in the First
i ward, against I. G. Law lei. was
I easily outdistanced by the ticket can
didate, and Prof, M. K. Snyder, who
made the race against Mrs. Cardiff
and Prof. B. L. Steele for Third ward
councilman by the "sticker" method,
was also forced to make' way for th, 1
ticket nominees, bl .-e-n bom the
] race was a close one. Mrs. Cardiff se
curing a I 0-vote plurality.
1). ('. Daw won the city attorney
ship over M. S. Jamar by a bare- 1 .*.
| votes majority, each candidate carry
i ing two precincts.
Precinct Numbers
II 51 (il 72 To'l Mu.i.
. . 89 :, I IS.". XT 415— S7
..70 117 79 53 1128
7.'. 51 CM 108 428—131
89 110 OS 30 201
. .137 137 137
. . 109 109 - 68
..-11 11
. . . . 107 . . . . 107— 5 1
. . . , 56 . . . . 50
.. . . . . 01 71 162— 10
.... . . 96 56 152
. . . . . . 7.". 10 85
. . 76 fin 154 77 .'567— 15
. . 84 1011 102 r.7— 352
. .158 160 247 133 698 — 698
. . 159 166 240 127 701—701
The most up-to-date information is
offered on soil management, crop
production, dry farming, irrigation j
farming, farm machinery, farm en-!
gines, farm management and farm
Instruction is also offered in the
allied lines of agriculture, live stock
farming, dairy farming, poultry rais
ing, fruit growing, housekeeping, and
a number of miscellaneous courses of
interest to agriculturists and their
Any person over 16 years of age
may attend. The expenses need not
exceed 150.00 to $75.00 and your car
fare. All railroads have granted a
one and one-third fare on the certifi
cate plan. For further information,
write the registrar, state College of
Washington, Pullman, Wash., stating
tie- lines in which you are most In-1
terested. N
"".,? new.'v elected trustees of the
namber of commerce have named
| Lee Allen p esident of the organiza
tion for tha next six months. R. A.
j :„,,-. son was elected vice president.
.1. N. Scott treasurer, and William M.
Porter, clerk.
Rose Park hospital has closed its
doors and in the future .Miss Ander
son will devote her attention to pri
vate nursing. • l
At a meeting of the Colfax Com
mercial Club Wednesday the follow
ing resolution, presented by Judge
Thomas Neill >...,- unanimously
"Whereas, An tempi will be
made at he next session of the legis
lature to emasculate tin- State Col
lege by preventing it from granting
diplomas In many of he branches of
science now taught in the State Col
lege, and as I here is no economic,
social or educational reason for
changing the courses of study In th,.
State College and in the- University;
therefore, be- it
"Resolved, I'll.it the Colfax Com
mercial Club give to the Stale Coll
such support as it can toward main
taining its present status, and that
the- president of this club convey to
President Holland of the- State- Col-!
lege and to the State College the feel-
MIL', eel this club 11 - herein expressed.V
Omar Ortt was arrested this week]
at Pal io.- Okanogan county, j
charged with having sorted his!
wife and family, ho re now living j
in Pullman. Sheriff Cole made he
arrest ami brought hi man in far!
us \\ (-M.it- In i. when a cash bond was
furnished and the man was released, '
to appear here for trial on December
20.—Palouser. -—
hi. A. K. Shan Elected President for
Coming; * cue— Demonstrations
I Valine Successful Meeting
The demon toothache would have'
effected ;i hasty retreat Lad it run
against he big delegation of Whit- '
man count dentists which Monday
held its regular quarterly session In j
II man. Demonstrations conduct
ed by the Pullman dentists In crown !
Inlay work and conductive anasthesla j
and pyrorhea were outstanding feat
ures of the meeting. The demon
strations were he-lei itnmediately fol
lowing a noon luncheon tit the Pal
ace hotel. The banquet was served
at 7: 00 o'clock Monday en Ing, af
ter which the informal session was
held, when various topics pertaining
to modern dentistry were discussed
by in' various delegates. The ass..
elation adopted the dental laws of
the state of Washington.
Dr. A. E. Shaw, Pullman's pioneer
dentist, will head the organization
as president during the year 1917,
while Dr. C. 11. Bentley will serve as
secretary, The next meeting will be
held in Moscow he first Monday In
Whitman County range met tit
Colfax last Saturday and elected the
following officers for the ensuing
F. A. Hodges of Ewartsville, mas
ter; XV. T. Clarke of Whelan, over
seer; Mrs, Mabel Hodge of Ewarts- j
v ill.-, lecturer; C. 11. Oderlin of Ps .
louse, steward; W. C, Kamerrei of
Ewartsville, assistant steward; Mrs. 1
M. Farley of Ewartsville, chaplain;
M. Parle) of Ewarts^ treasurer;
.Ins. Emert of Whelan, secretary; .1.
T. LaFollette of Ewartsville, gate
keeper; Ethel Largent, Ceres; Myrtle
Story, Pomona; Minnie Bryant,
Flora; Madge Neill. lady assistant ;
Resolutions were passed opposing
any embargo on grain and foodstuffs
unless a like embargo Is extended to,
manufactured products.
Master Hodge was Instructed to
appoint committees "I. legislation,'l
education and resolutions, all three c
of these committees to co-operate in I
formulating a legislative program.
Come to the Christmas Bazaar Sat
urday, the Bth, at the Palace hotel,
when the Episcopal Guild will show
you desirable articles for Christmas.
Come at 2:00 o'clock and get light]
refreshments and solve all your!
Christmas worries by buying your
presents right there.
Resent Action of County Commis
sioners in Culling Down Their
Claims for Services
he election officials of precinct
j No. 94, who labored from :00
clock in the' morning of Tuesday,
j November 7, till 8:00 o'clock
| Wednesday evening, receiving and
I counting the 360 ballots cast at the
general election In that precinct,
j were highly indignant to learn that
| the county commissioners had cut
I down the claims for their services.
and have entered a vigorous protest
against such action. They were not
i the only ones dissatisfied with the ac
jtion of th» commissioners In trim
ming claims of election officials, and
many protests were filed with the
board at their meeting this week.
The commissioners have taken the
i matter under advisement and any
I that they want to treat everybody
j fairly.
in reference to (he matter Com
missioner Whitlow says:
"We were unable to reconcile Ihe
claims of some precinct officials who
j counted a hundred or so votes in
I three days' time with the claims of
larger precincts who counted twice
as many votes, yet only put in claims
for the same amount of time. There
was such a discrepancy in the total
I amount of claims in proportion to
the number of votes counted by each
set of officials that we were com
pelled tee strike an average and lease
I all claims from that standard.
"For 100 to 150 votes counted we
: allowed two days; for 200 to 260,
three days; from 250 to 360, three
and one-half days, or as nearly upon
this basis as possible, if we made
any mistakes in our computations up
on this basis we will, of course, rec
tify them. Our aim was not to cut
down, particularly, but to equalize
lin various claims as Pest we could."
At in- meeting of the city council
Tuesday evening th.- Inland Co-oper
ative Association filed a claim
amounting to $71.20 for damage
done to its telephone wires and cable
on State street, caused by the Wash
ington Paving company while blast
ing on said street. The claim was
referred to the street and highway
committee for Investigation,
The city treasurer reported that
1278,70 had been paid on the assess
ment for paving and curbing in Lo
cal Improvement District No. 28,
leaving a balance unpaid of
$401 6, i 6 The clerk was Instructed
to prepare bonds to cover this bal
An ordinance was passed changing
the name of Main avenua from the
west line of lot 10. block 9, to the
east line of lot 11, block 7, in College
Park .addition, to College avenue
and the name of Collego avenue In
Campus Park addition to Adams
The clerk ami engineer were in
structed to have the houses in Col-
I lege Park addition numbered.
An ordinance creating the office
of superintendent of the water de
partment and making the superin
tendent of the water department ex
offlcio street commissioner and ex
officlo plumbing inspector, was read
tor th.- first time, after which the
meeting adjourned.
All question as to the veracity of
11,,. fish stories" eminatlng from
Oeorge Ritchey and Wilford Allen,
former Pullman men who are now
located at Grants Pass, Oregon,
where tie- Rogue river furnishes
abundant opportunities for the Izaak
Walton, was dispelled this week
when local friends of the pair re
ceived a box of mammoth steel-head
salmon, caught by hook and line.
The fish were beautiful specimens of
their kind, weighing as high as six
pounds dressed, and the Pullmanltes
who were fortunate enough to be re
membered by Messrs. Ritchey and Al
len will never again take their won
derful stories of struggles with the
mammoth steel-head beauties with a
grain of salt.
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