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iIF OUSTED BY COLLEGE REGENTS Position of Director of Experiment Station Offered to VV. .1. Spill nian of Washington, I). «'. The friction which has existed for several months between E. 0, Hol land, president of the State College, and Dr. Irs D. Cardiff, director of the experiment station and head of the department of botany, was set tied last Sunday by the dismissal of Dr. Cardiff by the board of regents at a special meeting held in Spokane. The position of director of the ex periment station was offered by tele graph to W. J. Spillman, head of the bureau of farm management of the department of agriculture, at Wash ington, D. C. The meeting, which was held at the Davenport hotel, was a protract ed one, lasting from Saturday morn ing until Sunday noon, with a short intermission Sunday morning. Both President Holland and Dr. Cardiff were in attendance and presented their sides of the controversy. A large amount of documentary evi dence was considered and the whole matter was thoroughly threshed out. • In enouncing the action of the re gents, Win. M. Pease, president of the board, declined to discuss the evidence on which their decision was based but said, "In the past lull co operation has not been evidenced be tween the experiment station, the de partment of agriculture and the ex tension service of the college. To day is the.time for full co-operation »nd the highest efficiency in the campaign for agricultural prepared ness. There should also be full co operation between the college and the agricultural organizations of the state." Dr. Cardiff-gave out a-short state ment in which he said, in part: "The real situation is that two men of dif ferent such as Dr. Holland and myself, found it diffi cult to get along together. It is not fair to allow any other construction to be placed upon the facts. That made it necessary for the board either to dismiss the head of an in stitution or the head of a department and. quite logically. I went out." It is understood that. Dr. Cardiff will retire about the 15th of May. In the event that W. J. Spillman ac cepts the position but can not report for duty before next fall, no suc cessor to Dr. Cardiff will be appoint ed during the interim. Prof. Spill man served as head of the depart ment of agriculture of the State Col lege during the early years of Presi dent Bryan's administration, but re signed in 1902 to accept a position i with the U. S. department of agri culture. He was a very popular and efficient member of the faculty and his good work is still remembered in all parts of the state. Mayor John W. Mathews is very seriously »] at his home. He ne glected an attack of grippe until it developed into bronchitis. He has lost over 30 pounds In weight'and is suffering from a bad cough. His condition is considered serious, but tlof critical as yet..- WE WATER FOR THE SAME MONEY Mtthnnm Amount of Water for $1 'Minimum Will be Raised from 3000 to 4000 Gallons Daring Hot Months .City gardeners and lawn owners J" »roflt through action of the city ."jell taken Tuesday evening, when * as Vote(l to raise the maximum „ "nt of water for residences tor _tJ*J Inouth minimum payment £» '3OOO to ,000 gallons. The In goon , ai)por,i°nment will hold Uw « only during the months when '« B aryanRar(len irri«atlon is nec" iuter nr.f U°n WaS taken in the dent. !of the many Pullman resi ts who will utilize all their avail «JttrL Pr t0h Perty for *arden Purposes in th i Comi"S summer as well as Interests of a better kept Pull • «nd nT the BtandPolnt of lawns fil»Cwm ,BtHPB- The WRter °r" * will be amended The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. PULLMAN PLANS roil "BETTER BABIES WEEK'] "Better parents, better babies, better state."— what more patriotic slogan could have been chosen for a "Better Bah Campaign" tins year? Surely one of the first duties of pa triotism is to take th,- best possible care of the babies that they may grow up to be stronger and better men anil women. Pullman's "Baby Week" meetings this year will be held in the store formerly occupied by Thorpe's Smoke House. They will prove help- Mil to all parents of children under six years of age. The dates will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 3, i. and 5. The subjects for the lectures have been carefully chosen and the speak ers engaged are men and women es- daily qualified to deal with them. The lecture programs will be given on Friday afternoon and Saturday. .Much care and thought is being put on the exhibits and they will be both Interesting and Instructive to those who study them. They will be open Thursday and Friday afternoons and all day Saturday, The full program will appear In next week's issue. FRICKIE DENIES GERMAN SYMPATHY Discharged Street Employe Appeals to City Council — Says Charges —Committee Will Investigate Denying that he had ever expressed sympathy for Germany In the pres ent crisis, L. K. Friekie, discharged street employe, appeared before the city council Tuesday evening and de manded an explanation for his re moval from the city pay roll by Street Commissioner Hooper. Mr. Friekie, who took out citizenship pa pers nearly 30 years ago, stated that he had never made a remark that could he construed as antagonistic to the United States or sympathetic to the German cause, and defied the street, commissioner to produce re liable evidence that would support the contention that he had showed a lack of patriotism. He stated that his only reinank was in reply to a tirade against the German people and that he simply admonished the speaker to "roast the Kaiser and his str.ff, not the entire German peo ple." Commissioner Hooper in reply stated that he had been given Infor mation from four different sources thai Friekie had made a statement, in substance that he is tor Germany now and forever, hut stated that it j was only hearsay and that he had at. once authorised the appointment of a committee to investigate the case and report at the next meeting. The committee Includes Councllmen Kruegel, Hammond and Duthie. ,1. A. Rogers, who for some time has been employed as street sweeper, also appeared before the city fath ers to air his grievances. Rogers stated that he had been discharged without notice by the street com missioner and claimed the right to know why ho was discharged, His •ease also will he investigated by the' special committee. COJnniTEES SECURE LIST OF GARDEN PLOTS A survey of the entire city for the purpose of listing all vacant lots or plots available for garden purposes this spring has been made by the chamber of commerce committee ap pointed for that purpose, co-operat ing with the collet;.' committee on garden work. Many available tracts were found and persons who desire to turn their attention to city gar dening on a large or small scale this Hiring to assist in the food prepar edness campaign are requested to get in touch with O. M. Morris, chairman of the faculty committee on garden work, or R. A. Kmersan head of the 'ham of commerce committee. Several large tracts of summer fallow close to the munici pal limits have been offered by the owners at a reasonable rental for garden purposes. One tract alone, offered by M. W. Whitlow, which adjoins Pullman-on the east, con tains GO acres. PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20. 1917 Fraternal General Service League George li. Watt Elected to Head Or ganization Participated in by All Pullman Lodges— Plans of Campaign Outlined The permanent organization of Pullman's leading lodges for united effort In the interests of the govern ment and of humanity during I he dif ficulty with lei many was effected last. Friday evening when the execut ive committee, which Includes one delegate from each of the six parti cipating fraternities, elected George 11. Watt permanent chairman and Herman .lunge permanent secre tary for the organization. The com mittee selected the name "Fraternal General Sen Ice League." The following program of activi ties, which will he added to as other means by which the organization can accomplish good suggest themselves, was mapped out. Encouragement of school children in planting and cultivating vegeta ble;-. Organization, through college of ficials, of canning classes for perish able vegetables and fruits. Utilization of all vacant lots and idle tracts of land tor vegetable gar dening. Request to the public to trans form flower beds into garden -pots. Launching of movement for con servation of all food supplies. Request of merchants and farm ers to cooperate in keeping down the prices of food stuffs as low as possi ble. Provision for assisting farmers to secure necessary help to plant and harvest crops. Solicit cooperation of farmers in the food preparedness movement through the production of as much beef and pork as possible. List, and classify all means of transformation. Pullman Can Get Exhibit Car Date Food Pueparednesa Demonstration Train Will show in Pullman it' Pullman People Will <■'intr- ant cc Audience An evidence of interest and a guarantee of an audience is all that is required of Pullman to secure a date on the itinerary of the food preparedness demonstration train which is now touring the Inland Em pire under the auspices of the Union Pacific Railway company and the extension department of the State College. The demonstration car marks the first step of the extension department in its food preparedness campaign, which will be carried on on a large scale. The train left. Pull man .Monday, the first stop being in Colfax. Reports from the train in [ dicate that it is meeting with unpre cedented success, and that vast crowds of people are taking a lively Interest in the practical suggestions Of the experts who company th? , demons! cars and in the ex , hibit.-!. Plans for the demonstration were outlined by Prof. W. S. Thornber, director of the extension depart- ment. The purpose of the train is to promote the raising of poultry and garden products and to teach the people how to take care of fruit and garden products by means of canning and evaporating. The idea is to prevent food waste. Two cars are in charge of Prof. Leopard Heghauer, extension spe cialist in soils and crops, Others who will speak at each of the 19 stops are Miss Mary P. Sutherland, home economics extension specialist; Mrs. Helen Dow Whitaker, poultry exten sion specialist, Prof. R. J. Harnett, garden specialist, and several Union Pacific officials. Exhibits pertaining to the ad vancement of the poultry industry, the production and preserving of foods and to numerous home eco nomics problems will be a feature of the train. The itinerary follows: Colfax, April 16. List and classify all farm machin ery, so that in case of necessity the farm labor problem can be relieved through the (Operation in the use of farm machinery. It was voted to ask each lodge rep resented in the organization to ap point a standing committee of three members, one of whom is to be the lodge's member of the executive com mittee. The duty of these various committees to be the keeping up of interest in their particular lodge and to work in cooperation with the ex ecutive committee in matters under taken by the organization. A i ommittee Including George Ewing, W. X. Puckett and Herman .lunge, was named to make arrange ments for a public meeting, to be held Friday evening, April 20, for the purpose of Informal discussion on the work of the organization and talks by qualified persons on per tinent subjects. The meeting will be open to the general public. ————————————- j HEALTH OHDIN'AXOE CAUSES DEADLOCK The proposed health ordinance for the city of Pullman caused a deadlock in the council Tuesday evening when it came to the matter of a salary for the health officer, Originally the ordinance called for a salary of $25 per month for the officer. This clause was voted down on a tie vote, three to three, Roth, Cardiff and Kruegel voting yes and Duthie, Ham mond and Law registering a "no." The amount was cut to $20 per month and again put to vote. The entire council flopped, the trio fav oring the $25 salary voting no and the three who voted against that figure voting yes. Prospects for a compromise were remote and the ordinance will rest until the next meeting, when the absent council man, Ira X. Nye, may be called upon to decide the issue. Garfield and Farmington, April 17. Tekoa and Latah, April 18. Fairfield and Rockford. April 19. Winona, Endicott and LaCrosse, April 20. Dayton. April 21. Waltsburg. April 22. Walla Walla, April 23. Touchet. April 24. Kennewick, April 25. Grandview and Sunnyslde, April 26. Zillah. April 27. Yakima, April 27 and 2S. STUDENTS TO HELP SOLVE LABOR PROBLEM Students of the State College who desire Bummer employment are ex pected to take a prominent part in the solution of the farm labor problem in Whitman county this year. Melvln J. Muckey, general secretary of the college Y. M. C. A.. this week is making a survey of the entire male student body to ascer tain how many of the boys will be available for farm labor during the vacation period. This Information will he given to the committee from the chamber of commerce apointed to get the students in touch with farmer employers. It is expected that close to 100 of th,. students will state a willingness to assist in gar nering the 1917 crops, nad this num ber would reduce the labor prob lem to a minninium. WESTERN UNION OPENS NEW' TOWN OFFICE The Western Union Telegraph company this week opened a down town office in the Stockwell build ing, taking rooms on Olson street, R. Strand, an experienced operator, | is in charge of the city office, and announces tho following hours for telegraph service. Week days—Eight a. m. to eight p. m. Sundays—Nine to ten a. m.; five to six p. m. The Western Union clock service will be installed, the correct time to be received by wire every hour. REWARD OFFERED FOR FLAG RESECRATOHS Twenty-live dollars reward la of fered by It. C. Hamilton, proprietor of the City Market, for information that will lead to the apprehension of the pi i son or persons who last Friday evening removed the United; States (lags from the front, of his building and tore them to shreds. Several other citizens have interested themselves In the matter and will co operate with Mr. Hamilton In his efforts to locate the criminal, T. I. O'DAY MARRIED The many friends of T. J, <I' I lay are congratulating him and giving their best wishes to him and his bride. Miss Mary 10. Lamb, and Mr. O'Day were married by Rev. Shayler, rector of the St. Mark's Episcopal church in Seattle. Mrs. O'Day re mained in Seattle to see her brother : who is chief officer of the steamer "Empress of Japan." Mr. <> I lay re turned to his work and few people knew of his marriage until he left last week-end for Spokane to meet | his bride. They came to Pullman j Sunday morning, and are now at i home at ISO,", B street. WHEAT BRINGS RECORD PRICES Pullman lluyers Take Thousands of Bushels at close to Two Dollars — Little Lett in Hands of Farmers Approximately 35,000 bushels of wheat have been purchased by Pull man buyers during the past few days at prices ranging very close to the two dollar mark, and at least one carload was taken on a $2 basis. The biggest buy was made hist Friday, when William Chambers, Pullman's pioneer grain buyer, wrote a check in the sum of $33,071.08 for 8, --017.48 bushels, or 1.76 per bushel, the seller being .John E. Tate of the Colton neighborhood. The wheat, was stored with the Pacific Coast Elevator company at Colton and was all of the fortyfold and bluestem va rieties, It represents the 1914, 1915 and 1916 crops of Mr. Tate, who is a renter. The check represents the largest sum ever paid for that amount of wheat by any Pullman buyer. Another large deal was closed at Colton ibis week when Peter Haupt sold 18,000 bushels of red wheat to the Pacific Coast company on a basis or $1.90 per bushel. The Snyder brothers disposed of their holdings this week to Nye & Emert, receiving $1.73 for two-year old red wheat and $1.85 for ciub and biuestem. The deal was for ap proximately 10,000 bushels. The same buyers took ,'1750 bushels of two and three year old wheat owned |by Wm. Bauscher at 1.92 _. Practically all the wheat In the vicinity of Pullman has been sold and offers of better than $2.00 per j bushel by the grain buyers yesterday j elicited llttlcd response. ASK FORI l.osi 'RE OF PROPERTY j Porclot by ' I"- city on that prop erty included in the Military hill dis j trict on which sewer assessments are [delinquent is asked by W. A. Moss. [the contractor, who claims that per ions to whom he has sold ii),- war j rants are holding him responsible I for tic it- payment . Several pieces j of property are involved and the de- I linquent payments have caused an [exhaustion of the funds for that dis trict which makes impossible the inking up of the warrants by the city. The city clerk has been instructed to notify the owners of the delinquent property and torclosure proceedings tea. be -tailed unless payment is made at once. United action on the part of the people of the Inland Empire for the development of the vast power of the Salmon river was urged by ,L M. Reid before the chamber of com merce Tuesday. Mr. Reid states that fully 600,#00 horsepower can be de veloped and that the use of this vast power would result In wlnder ful development of Industries in the Northwest. NUMBER 26 PULLMAN MAN GETS SEWER CONTRACT Error In Figures, However, Ma) " Complicate Did of W. A. Moss —Total of S:lil«o.ir> should Have Been ."j»:}|| 1.90 The bid of W. A. Moss of Pullman for installing a new 15-inch sewer outflow from State street to the sep tic tank was accepted by the city council Tuesday evening, An error of > i 53.75 Id multiplication In ihe Moss bid. however, may complicate the situation. The total amount of the Moss hid wasc $3260.45 or 196.25 lower than the other hid, submitted by J, C, Broad of Spokane. The motion which passed the coun cil was to accept the bid of W. A. Moss at "a total figure of $3260.45." The correction of the error raises iho total bid to $3414120 and whether or not. the council will be bound by the corrected figures or can hold the contractor to his own total is the question that must be decided. The error occurred In the item for 1025 cubic yards of earth excavation. The bid called tor a price of 60 cents per cubic yard and the total for this item named In the hid was $461.25, which would be on the basis' of 4 5 cents per yard. At 60 cents per yard, the total for earth excavation would be $615, and it is believed by many that Mr. Moss can hold the council to this figure. Even at the correct total amount, however, the Moss bid is $42.50 lower than that of the Spokano man, which was $3456.70. Following the reading of the bids tho mayor pro tern was instructed to name a committee of three to go over the offers with the city engi neer. The committee, which includ ed Councllmen Kruegel, Roth and Hammond, recommended the accept ance of the Moss bid of $3200.45 and the recommendation was adopted. The original bids were as follows: W. A. Moss. Pullman— 2534 linear feet 1.".-in. vit rified sewer pipe in place ® 80c $2207.20 1025 cubic yards earth ex cavation, _ 60c 401.25 60 cuclc yards rock excava vation, © $3 180.00 One new manhole .",0.00 Raising seven manholes al ready constructed, @ $4 28.00 45 linear feet 15-ln. cast . iron pipe, 'a $0 270.00 Two cubic yards plain con crete, _ $12 24.00 Total $3260.45 ,1. C. Broad, Spokane — 2834 linear feet 15-in. vit rified sewer pipe in place. ft 80c .$2267.20 1025 cubic yards earth ex cavation, ''' 50c 512.50 60 cubic yards earth excava tion, S $5.50 330.00 One new manhole 27.00 Raising seven manholes al ready constructed, ft) $7.50 52.50 4 5 linear feet i .".-in. cast iron pipe, $5.50 247.50 Two cubic yards plain con crete, H $10 20.00 Total $3456.70 MASS MEETING CALLED BY FRATERNAL LEAGUE Pullman Citizens Asked to Assemble at, City Hall Tonight to Listen to Timely Addresses and Make Plans A meeting of the people of Pull man will be held tonight at 7:30 in the city hall for the purpose of lis tening to addresses by college ex perts on questions having to do with the food preparedness campaign and participating in a general discussion of the work that can be done by the people of Pullman in the interests of the government and the nation during the duration of the war with Germany. The meeting is called by the Fraternal General Service league, an organization which is par ticipated In by all tho leading lodges of Pullman, but all persons, whether lodge members or not, are urged to attend.