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PYTHIANS HONOR ENLISTED MEMBERS _ Honor II"" of Kvon,ng Star Lod * So. mO, K. of ■'-. Contains Twenty-two Name* — Inspir ing Ceremonies A (tend Its Dedication Inspiring ceremonies marked the dedication Monday night of die honor roll of Evening Star lodge, No 26, Knights of Pythias, containing the names of 22 Pullman Pythians »ho have enlisted in some branch of ,he military or naval service. With the beautiful service flag, Its 22 stars neatly arranged in triangular form, symbolic of the order, the honor roll was given the preferred place of honor on the walls of the castle hall. -A large number of Pythians and their families, together with the rel atives of members whose names graced the honor parchment, attend ed the ceremony and paid tribute to the brethren who, in the words of one of the speakers, "When their country called, like Pythias, gave • themselves, wholly and unreservedly, to save the nation and their homes iiid loved ones from a deadly peril I and loved from only to destroy which threatened not only to destroy our freedom, but to enslave our homes and our posterity in the bonds of a military power." The Impressive services were in charge of Judge Thomas Neill, who I served as chancellor commander, the ' other officers for the evening being: Karl P. Allen, vice chancellor; W. A. Lacey, prelate; R. M. VanDorn, mas ter of the work. I-:. A. Pearce, keeper of records and seal, and Lee Wen ham; master at arms. At the close of the ceremony, in which each of the officers had an im pressive speaking part, Grand Chan cellor A. It. Metz gave an interesting address, befitting ilie occasion lie dealt with the principles of patriot ism and loyalty upon which the order was founded and has been main tained since its inception 54 years ago, impressing upon the members the duty they owe tlie enlisted mem bership and their country in the time of strife. An interesting feature of the even ing was the display of 22 identifica tion medals which the lodge will pre sent to its enlisted brethren. Each of the medals is inscribed with the name of the soldier-member and the number of the lodge, with a raised Pythian emblem on the reverse side. As a prelude to the ceremonies the College quartet sang several selec tions, the appreciation of those pres ent being evidenced by the repeated encores. The names of the __ members, fine of whom are already on the bat tle front in France, are as follows: Lieutenant George T. McMahon, Camp Lewis, Wash. Lieutenant Frank 11. Jenne, in Prance. Lieutenant Frank W. /ink. in Prance. Lieutenant Richard V.' Ageton. Vancouver, Wash. Lieutenant Clarence 11. (Irani. U. s- A., Russian Railway Engineers. Lieutenant L. T. Pate.- Medical Cor Ps. Vancouver, Wash, First Sergeant Claude Baucom, * ranee. C Harvey Drown. France. Charles R. Wenham, France. Nelson Vaughn, France. | % Butler, France. D- F. Panky, France. • J ,(Jyd A. Lyle. Prance. ,r *in M. Allen, U. -a. S. Granite ,Ma'e, North River, N. V. Maurice L. Hazen', Camp Lewis. «ash. Raiph Zumhoff, Camp Owen Ber nlce ' Fort Bllbb, Texas. • E- Chrlstrnan, Mare island, Cal. icm.' W. Hooper, Radio Training ghool, San Francisco. tweo/ H. Gannon, Aviation Sec ,lon. Spokane. J-ee Lukms, O. T. C, Camp Lewis. . • J- Kimm, Ordnance Division, *«tertow n , M ass . J* D - Jlnnett, Walla Walla, roll "-J 8 the 'atiol, of the honor Event A' Pearce - X - of R. & S. of notlf| Dg, Star lodge ' has received the i l 0" that another member of formed' a !: ,,lM\ Uull,h H- *°«*W«' «M w emidoye of the Sanders Jo tl ," Ungerfor<J stores, has enlisted **« i„ Be,7' ,Ce- Mr * Rogers is a ser in the cadet aviation corps and The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interest, of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. is temporarily stationed at Reserva tion Point, San Pedro, ('al. His name will be added to the honor roll. This week a letter from the lodge, enclosing the identification medal r.nd a receipt for the current year's clues, will bo forwarded to each of the 23 men. The Pullman branch of Ihe Red Cross has received $28.85 from the Clinton school, six miles east of Pullman, the proceeds of a play and pie sale given by the pupils of the school. SUCGOMBS SOON AFTER DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY Funeral services for Mrs. Mahala Jane Lewis, aged 80 years, wife of .1. 11. Lewis, and one of the earliest pioneers of Whitman county, were held Wednesday morning from the Christian church, in charge of the Rev. R. C. Sargent of that church. The body was taken to Moscow, Ida ho, for burial. Mrs. Lewis died at the Northwest sanitarium Sunday morning after an acute illness of only a few clays. She is survived by her husband, now 88 years of age, and nine children, .Mis. Lewis, then Mahala Jane Dixon, crossed the plains from Illi nois with her parents in *.'._, locat ing in Marion county, Oregon. There she met Mr. Lewis, who had come west from Kentucky in 1851, and the couple were married at Salem, Ore., on January 30, 18;".:?. Early in* the seventies Mr. and Mrs. Lewis came to Whitman county, locating on a homestead near Johnson, eight miles east of Pullman, where they have re sided ever since. The aged couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary at the old homestead on January 30 last, having rounded out 8" years of happy married life. Eleven children were born of the cn'on, tune of whom survive. "HOME SUBSIDIARY" WILL BE ORGANIZED Meeting nt All Persons Who Have Son, Brother, Husband or Sweet heart in Service to Ho Held Monday Evening at city Hall With the object of uniting in a bond of union all persons in l'ullman or vicinity who have a son, husband, brother or sweetheart in the United States service, a new organization will he perfected in Pullman next .Monday evening, to be known as the Pullman Home Folks Subsidiary to U. S. Army and Navy, American Ex peditionary Forces." A 1 meeting of till persons whose; son, husband, brother or sweetheart Is now doing service for Uncle Sam has been called by F. M. Slagle, to meet at the city hall at 7:. Monday evening, when the organization will be perfected. The purpose, as outlined by Mr. Slagle in his call, is to take concerted action to keep constantly and con tinuously before our men what we expect of them and an assurance of our loyalty and sacrificial support until it is accomplished." The business of the organization, under the plan proposed for adoption by Mr. Slagle, will be* confined to an exchange of information received from the men in the service, sugges tions for action on the part of the organization to promote its objects, and other matters having to do with the welfare of the men in the service and tho service itself. / The organization will be supported by voluntary contributions by its members, and the password for each member's admittance will be his or her man's name as given at the time application for membership was made. It is proposed that the organiza tion have as officers a president, secretary, treasurer and doorkeeper. Much Interest is evidenced in the proposed organization and it is ex jected that a large crowd will be present at the chamber of commerce rooms Monday evening to assist in effecting an organization. PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH I. 1918 Dargan Tells of Beautiful France I , The People Maintain a Mask of (iayety but Underneath Are Terribly Sad E. XV, Thorpe has received the fol lowing interesting letter from M. P. Dargan, former football star on the "prep" team: Prance, .lan. _. J9lB. Dear Thorpe: Your good letter, written Novem ber it;, arrived on Christmas day. We were all doing our best to be Cheerful, hut tin- irony of it all was too obvious for comfort. Your letter brought some real honest-to-good ness cheer to me, however, and I'll never forget it, old man. We did our best to make thai day a cheerful one, and in a measure, we succeed ed, but somehow, everything fell just a little flat. Your letter proved to be just the needed condiment to give the day a flavor that wasn't arti ficial. 1 read it several times, di gested all the news ii contained, laughed genuinely at the first good joke i have read or heard for five months, then read it to the gang, after giving them something of a bi ography and sketch of E. VV. Thorpe. You passed successfully, and your letter met with much good comment, all except the story, which was met with cheers. You enjoy the unique distinction of being one of Uie very few civilians who ever received nine rabs in a little two-by-four hut, given by a bunch of weatherbeaten, leather necked Sammies, somewhere in France. Above all.things that I have want ed from the States was dope from the old school, and news of the fellows. Your letter certainly satisfied that want. I wish you would do it again. I wish I were able to tell you some thing of the places 1 have seen and the things 1 have clone since I came. Service said something about danc ing with the village belle and added: "Where I've been will not matter And what I've seen I won* tell." It's just a little different with me. I can't tell. I'd give my interest in that corporation over which his Sa tanic majesty presides if 1 were able to tell you something of the cities which I have always dreamed about and lately seen. 1 spent several days in England, in her wonderful cities, and I have been five months in France, during which time 1 have seen some of her best. France is a dream country during the summer time, and a wonderful country the year 'round. Of course the country is a sad one, but the sadness isn't on the surface. You have to get under the crust to see it among the people. I made it my particular business to penetrate the crust the first few months 1 was here, but I'm trying not to see it all now. It's best that way. ln another letter 1 will tell you something of the sorrow that is here. That is never an agreeable task, and anyhow I feel rather light hearted today. Of late I have learned to try to keep that attitude when I am fortunate enough to strike it. Red Cross Clears $127 on Saturday Lunch Luncheons to Be Held Monthly Hereafter — Women's Clubs Asked to Volunteer to Take Charge The Red Cross luncheon served hist Saturday at the headquarters at Main and Grand streets netted $127 for the Red Cross treasury, over 400 people partaking of the excellent luncheon. Sandwiches an.) cake in profusion were donated by the women of the city to feed the hun gry citizens, all of whom felt that they got more than value received for their two hits. The luncheon filled a long felt want of the business men, who on Saturday are too busy to go to their homes for luncheon. .Mrs. E. XV". Thorpe, chairman of the Red Cross, desires to continue the luncheons, holding them at least once each month. Mrs. Thorpe urges that some club of the city take charge of the affair each month, the articles of food to be donated by the ladles of the city and the club merely to have charge of the serving. The next luncheon will be a "St. Pat rick's feed," to be served Saturday, I wrote you a short note in the middle of December, and 1 believe I J head. ,] it 'Somewhere ln the .Mud." The mud lias practically disappeared now. The mornings are usually crisp and frosty and the days quite sunny. I We are hoping for that first hat binger of spring, for spring, we are told, is the season of seasons in I Frame. If it is more wonderful than the golden autumn that we saw, it inns, be a rare season indeed To picture France in autumn one must take from California her climate.: from the Sound country her wealth of foliage; one must extract from the Palouse tier finest feature —color scheme —blend them all together and | dot them with tenth century, old world chateaux. You have the pic ture of Prance. The cities of France are beautiful — the large ones. They have all the gayet- for which they are so famous, d.-spite tile war. 1 fancy thai the 'life" has been dampened somewhat by the war, but the spirit and, let me say unconventionally, of it is still rather startling to the American. The French are the master merry makers j of the world. Making merry is their | chief occupation, and they refuse to j be foiled. Of course this type of life is confined mostly to the amusement I 'centers of the great, cities. Away from there it is different. l believe that there is a greater difference be tween the people of different parts of Franco than there is between the people from the extremes of our own vast country, In so small a country the complexity of national life is per plexing, It is easy to perceive the difference between the Parisian and the Frenchman from the south, but ' it Is '"res defioile" to find a reason* for the difference. 1 am afraid that I most of our old sociological plati tudes don't apply. Most everyone in ' Franco will tell you why the people j of different parts differ so, hut no | one will tell you satisfactorily. Don't believe all the stories you I bear, but it isn't likely you will be- I lieve too much. I know that when Ij get back I'll tell some of the gang a perfectly true story, and they'll wait until I'm through and then wonder why it is that "that guy never was able to tell the truth." If, in my, previous career, I had established a' reputation for veracity instead of for "bull" I can plainly see now, that: more success would await me in con- 1 vincing the brothers that I have? seen strange things over here. And then, too, I sometimes wonder whom I will have to convince. Most of them will see it for themselves before it is over, 1 fear. Let's hope they don't. I This letter has been written at odd j moments. It was begun two days ago. My last odd moment for today j is gone. 1 will tell you more of my "little hit" in this game next time.! (live my best to all my friends. Tell I them I hope to be with them again sometime. Let me know if Ivan Price is still at school. If he is 1 would appreciate a letter. This is my fifth month in France. With best wishes, yours "SHANTY" DARGAN. March 16, and some club is asked to volunteer to take charge of this luncheon^ Arrangements will prob- ' ably be made to hold the St. Patrick's, feed and those to follow In the cham ber of commerce rooms, although definite announcement of place ami time will be made later. The luncheon last Saturday proved the wisdom of the plan from a stand point of finances. It Is either a question of raising money through this and other means or taxing the people a certain amount monthly to] provide funds to purchase the neces- j sary supplies, and this plan is con sidered much the better of the two. i I OIL ARCHER BUYS DR. HOLT'S BUSINESS] . D. E. A. Archer this week y pur chased the osteopathic business of j Dr. XV. L. Holt, as well as the oHice equipment. Dr. Archer will continue to occupy his suite of rooms In the Emerson building. Dr. Holt will , probably locate In Seattle, but will remain in Pullman until the Ist of April ... RED CROSS NOILS i Mrs. I-:. W, Thorpe, chairman of the local branch of the Red Cross, went to Clinton Saturday evening and addressed the members of Clin ton Grange on Red Cross questions. An unusual demand for | auze work has . ..us, i the local chairman to issue an appeal for assistance in thh- department. Great quantities of gauze bandages and other surgical dressings an now required at the 'ion' and workers in this depart ment are greatly needed. CHAMBER DECLINES TO PROTEST TO LISTER The Pullman chamber ,d' com merce Tuesday refused to grant the request of the Dayton commercial club for a negative vote and protest to Governor Lister on the proposed construction of an office building for the state capitol when the busi ness men adopted, with only one dis senting vote, tho report of the legis lative committee, to which was ap- ii.led a motion to table the com munication from Dayton. The committee gave a detailed statement of the facts of the case, re porting that the plan is meeting with well defined opposition only because it is a part of the capitol commis sion's plan for the improvement of the capitol grounds which, in its en tirety, will cost only $.".,,10,i,,m0, while another plan, known as the Welder plan, would cost some $15, --000,000, thereby resulting in a great er Improvement for Olympia, but a greater cost to the taxpayers. Tlie I .i 17 legislature authorized the levy of one-half a mill for capitol im provement purposes, according to the report of the committee, and Ibis money can be used for no other pur poses. This one proposed building, according to the committee, is the only unit of the $5,000,000 plan which is contemplated for the near ere. ———— G. A. R. AND W. R. C. GUESTS OF SCHOOL Service Flag, With Seven Stars, Pre. sen by Ladies of the Relief Clips—Patriotic Program Given As a fitting close to the National Week of Song, Thursday. February 21, at 2:00 p. m. the Pullman high school received as honored guests the members of the Women's Relief Corps and the Grand Army of the Republic-, and all soldiers of former wars and their wives or widows, j A large representation was present from the local organizations, the W. R. C. and Die (i. A. R. attending in a body. The high school orchestra opened the program with three selec tions from the popular war melodies of the present struggle. In the decla matory part of tin- program, selec tions were taken from the three crit ical periods of American history, the first being from Lee's famous "First i:'- War, First in Peace," the second, Lincoln's Gettysburg address, and the third our own President Wilson's "The Nation Needs All of Its Men." The rest of the program was whol ly musical, consisting of selections by the boys' glee club, the mixed glee club, and the entire high school chorus. All the songs were of a pa triotic nature. The occasion was brought to an impressive close by the presentation ot a high school service Hag in honor of the seven boys who laid clown their books and volunteered to go In defense of the colors, by Mrs. Aken in behalf of the local relief corps, fol lowed by the flag salute and "God li!.-.-,-, Our Splendid Men." The honor roll consists of Robert Cox, Dewey Lingg, Roy Morse, Lee Stone md Ora Emert from the high school md Klden Coffee and Howard O'K.-l ey from the grades. Only those students were counted who were en rolled at the time Of enlistment. At the close of the exercises the quests were invited to attend a bas ket ball game between teams picked rom all boys who were not on the first team. This furnished great imusement and showed the old vet erans that there was still mettle in he youth to call upon if need be to .'rush the Kaiser. —****mmaaaaaammmmmmam c. ..I—. ■ ...i —__■__# NUMBER 19 KLEMGARD TELLS OF TRIP TO WASHINGTON ■_M-M-M-___B .1. S. Klenigartl, Member of Delega tion Sent to Washington in In terests of Farmers, It- porta to Chamber An interesting report on the trip and activities of the delegation which recently went to Washington, D. C, in the interests of the farmers Of the Nortwest, was given before the chamber of commerce Tuesday by J. S. Klemgard, a member of the dele gation. The efforts of the delegation will probably mean at least $2.08 for wheat at interior points in the North west, or 13 .cuts more than the aver age price received hist year, and Mr. Klemgard was given an ovation when lie arose to respond to the request for a report. Mr. Klemgard told in detail of the work of the delegation and their final sine ess after tin almost endless chain of conferences with shipping board members, Herbert Hoover, na tional wheat men and other notables who had an Interest in the case In hand. At every conference the dele gates were given little encourage ment at first, hut as their 'case and its merits became clear to the national heads they warmed to the situation and finally granted the re quests of the committee for justice to the Northwest wheat growers. As a result of the visit of the dele gation the shipping board established a rate of $3.60 per ton on wheat and $6 on flour from Pacific to Atlantic ports. The board had previously held that the actual cost of moving wheat from the Pacific to the Atlan tic was $11.50 per ton and that an Increase over this rate might even be necessary. The delegation secured figures from th.- shipping hoard showing that 146 steel ships, aggregating 1,2411,150 tons, would he finished on tho Pacific coast hy December 1, of which 460,000 tons would be ready by September 1 when the wheat be gins to move. In addition, 138 wooden ships, aggregating 389,500 tons, aro building, and 94, aggregat ing 185,000 tons, will be available by September 1. This makes a grand total available before December 1 of 1,007,050. These figures, proving that ample shipping facilities will be available to transport the wheat, were present ed to Wood Administrator Hoover, along with the appeal of the farmers, and his recommendation that the $3.50 rate be established by the ship ping hoard was carried out. Mr. Klemgard explained the re ports that all promises were off, closely following the reports of the success of the delegation, were due to an error at Washington, and stat ed that there was never any intention of rescinding the agreement made to the delegates. The Pullman delegate gave a number of interesting sidelights on the trip, including the discomfiture occasioned by the inability of the [tarty to secure sleeping accommoda tions the first night of their stay in the national capital. He paid a trib ute to the work of Food Adminis trator Hoover, who, he says, is wide awake to every situation and has every detail of the many problems confronting the nation in the matter >l food production and conservation well in hand. Mr. Hoover and the members of the shipping board ihowed every courtesy to the delega tion, according to Mr. Klemgard, and m every hand was evidence of a de dre to play fair with the farmers of •he Northwest. Mr. Klemgard closed his report a ith an appeal to the farmers of his community and the entire North vest to show their appreciation of be favors granted by the national leads by planting the greatest acre ige in the history of the Northwest, hus at once doing their duty in the vay of assisting in food production end proving their gratitude for the airnoss of the shipping board. The chamber of commerce Tuesday Extended a unanimous vote of appre ciation to the members of the North vest delegation which recently se •ered recognition for the farmers of he Northwest at the hands of the latlonal shipping board in the way if decreased freight rates for wheat.