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The Pullman Herald Dev^ed « oth< bwt interests of Pullman Anrl the bett _:_*-___«• ' oomrouni|y . n th . Northwtt| iurroull(HDif jt ruiananand the best forming community in the Northwe.t surrounding it. VOLUME XXXI ii'rt*.' "■ ' ''■"_ ' COUNCIL CONSIDERS SUNDAY OPENING Bequest of I*. W. Struppler for Per- Amission **' Oi»en Grand Theatre Sunday- Made Special Order . of Business for May 0 V, . i '-'7' ■ ■ - rl*.?f V ' 4 The city council is again tussling with the Sunday theatre problem as the result of a petition from P. W. Struppler, proprietor of the Grand theatre, for councilraanic permission to open his show house Sundays. The petition was presented to the coun cil at the session Wednesday evening, but owing to the fact that two coun ■ciimen were absent, action was de ferred and the petition was made a -special'order of business for the meeting of May 6. Following the reading of the petition last night Councilman W. ('. Kruegel moved that the request be denied. The»mo : tion was seconded by Councilman .1. P. Duthie and a lengthy discussion ensued, with the fathers of the mo tion apparently opposed to granting the petition and the other three eouncllmen present, 'g-yV. Roth, .1. E. Hammond and U. G. Lawler, non committal, but not openly unfavor able. Action on the motion was de ferred until the next meeting in def erence to the absentees. ; The two absentees, Dr. A. A. Rounds and Ira N. Nye, will prob ably cast the deciding votes at the meeting of .May 6, with proponents wf the Sunday opening f proposal claiming that an affirmative vote by either of the two eouncllmen will result in the opening of the theatres on Sunday. 'J: The last Sunday opening agitation : followed the request of E. F. Em mick, then proprietor of the Grand theatre, for permission to open his .show house on Sundays some three Iyears ago. The question at that time was referred to the voters of the city and petitions were circulated by botn factions. The results showed a ma jority of signers in opposition to granting the petition and the coun cil voted the request down. Sentiment on the question appears fairly evenly divided and neither faction is claiming more than a sin gle vote majority when the petition is considered by the council. It is expected that petitions will be circu lated during the three weeks interim from the presentation of the petition to action by the council. HILL EXPLAIN STATE HIGHWAY LAWS ' Harold J. Doolittle of the state highway commission will address the engineering students of tho State College and all other interested par ties in the Mechanic Arts building at the college, room 208, next Thurs day i morning at 10:30. His sub ject will be ::The Highway Laws of ♦he State of Washington." Every body cordially invited to hear the address. AUTOMOBILE DEALERS V • MEET IN PULLMAN A monthly meeting of the Whit man County Automobile Dealers as »ociation.was held at the chamber of commerce rooms Monday afternoon. , dse Thomas Neill gave an interest ing and instructive talk on "Legal and F. C. Forrest and A. •Metz discussed the relationship T ween bankers and auto dealers. *enty-fiv 6 dealers from outside Points were present and were enter »™ed at lunch by the local dealers. tore whole session was lively and in ■ . .^^^™"""—»-«"-»------___»»i..______. V- P. MISSIONARY MEETING BSj °men'B Missionary society the United Presbyterian church "with Mrs. William C. Kruegel on Wednesday. The meeting was led ..(,„' rB, D R - Atherton. Papers on M 7 an«»"tlc Work in Egypt," by SsSSfW " Mißßlon Schools most , !'" by Mrß' J- L' Hunt roved fan! lnterestin Mrs. F. C. Chal b.'n'ir "Poar Ye Not- Oh Israel," during BuCk ' al *° another song Erna V tea Wh,ch followed- Ml Widow-_ at b, Ury gaVe a reading/ "The "gypt Itu Box" : The' Btudy of m eetln WUI be continued at the next Sa__T.v.. ! . ; :' '■'■' OMAN AND MARTIN I I FORM PARTNERSHIP] Pullman Tire Shop Gets New Qua,. tors in White Brick Building—- Mammoth Retreading Kettle Harry F. Oman, who for several months past has operated the Pull man Tire Shop on Paradise street, has formed a partnership with Leon Martini, just recently discharged from the service, and the shop has been moved to the corner room in the white brick building on Main and Grand streets. New and modern equipment has been added and the firm now boasts the best equipped tire shop between Walla Walla and Spokane. A mammoth retreading kettle, with a capacity of five tires, has just been added, and tlie firm is in a position to do all kinds of re treading on short notice, Equipment for the new "dry cure" retread has also been added, and this method of renewing the life of automobile tires is proving very popular. Another innovation at the tire j shop is the installation of equipment' for mending rubber boots, and wet weather footwear being made as good as new by the use of the equip ment. • ] The firm handles United States' and Goodrich tires and carries a full I stock of tire necessities. ; ■ i J. W. ROBINSON BUYS ! THE MODEL BAKERY i i i Will Move Prom Present Quarters as J Soon as New Hake Oven Can j lie Constructed I A deal was consummated this week by which the two Pullmau bakeries will be consolidated. J. W. Robin son has purchased from 11. M. Beck the Model bakery with all its equip ment except the soda fountain and baking machinery. By the terms of the deal which involved a considera-1 tion of some $6000.00 Mr. Robinson; will take possesison of the Model m bakery at once. He plans to build a large, modern bake oven and, until It Is completed, will do all the baking at his present quarters, but will close the front part of his bakery next week and conduct his retail and restaurant business in the front, part, of the Model. He will serve three meals a day, breakfast, luncheon and supper, on the same plan that he has been run ning his popular noon day luncheon. He states that he proposes to install the best modern equipment and to employ only skilled help, believing that one large, high -class bakery can serve the community more satisfac torily than two smaller ones. Mr. Robinson has been in business in Pullman for about 18 months and during that • time has made many friends »md built up a large and steadily increasing business. Mr. Beck has bought a bakery at Bremerton and will move his baking machinery and soda fountain to that city. He benight the Model bakery nine years ago and has greatly im proved the plant and developed the business. Both he and Mrs. Beck leave a large circle of friends, who will regret their departure hut wish them the best of fortune in their new venture. WILL REPRESENT ] WHITMAN COUNTY, ,— Frank E. Sanger of this city, rep resentative from this district in the recent legislature, will represent Whitman county at the Y. M. C. A. conference to be held at Camp Lewis, commencing next Tuesday, where: problems of community service and j service to the returned service men ; will be considered. P. J- Bragg. V . traveling secretary, was in town this i week in the interests of the con ference. P. H. S. BASKET BALL BOYS GET LETTERS | Six boys of the Pullman high school champion basket ball team re ceived their letters amid the applause ■ of the school last Friday morning, j Those who received letters were Wal do Roberts, Lowell Schroder, Carl McCarthy, Bryan • Reese, Newman Carson, and Lanch Crow. PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 18. (919 CHAMBER GOOD ROADS MEETING DREW BIG CROWD TUESDAY Men Prominent in the Better Roads Movement Were Guests of the Chamber of Commerce There was a big attendance at tne chamber of commerce supper Tues day evening to hear the good roads question discussed by prominent au thorities, in order to assist the au ditors in making up their minds re garding the wisdom of bonding the county for the construction of roads. Frank W. Guilbert. secretary of, the Spokane County Good Roads as sociation and executive secretary of the National Parks Highway associ ation, was the first speaker. He strongly advocated a bond issue for the construction of a unified system of highways to be constructed where most needed and where they would connect with one another. He ar gued that under the present plan of constructing short stretches of road here and there, all over the county, the best results can not be attained. He estimated the funds which would be available for Whitman county roads during the next two years to be approximately as follows: From na tional government, $100,000; auto licenses. $320,000; permanent high way fund. $170,000; county road and bridge fund, $184,000; road district funds. $18100,0, He estimated the average haul of wheat from the farms to be five miles and the aver age cost per ton, per mile, to be 40 cuts, and figured that $120,000 a year could be saved on this cost as the result of good roads. He esti mates that it costs $9500 per mile to construct a road surfaced with gravel and $22,000 to construct a paved road. He maintained that no read should be paved before two years af ter graded, in order that it might have time to settle, the drainage faults corrected and the weak places reinforced. He asserted that a bond issue of $2,500,000 could be paid off in 20 years from the end of the con struction period, by a three-mill tax, and that the roads would outlive the maturity of the bonds. He present ed three different plans for bonding and left them with Secretary Thorpe for the information of any who are interested. Fred Adams of Spokane, speaker of the lower house of the last state legislature and' field secretary of the National Parks Highway association, was next on the program. He ex plained the Donahue act, which he maintained, virtually provided for FORTNIGHTLY CLUB HOLDS^CELEBRATION Observed Twenty-fifth Birthday With Joint Open Meeting and Annual Musicale The Fortnightly club celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding Thursday evening of last week with a joint open meeting and annual musicale. The celebration was held at the Jane Addams house, Mrs. Ellen Bakke acting as hostess. The guests included the husbands of the members and a few others, about 75 being present. The program was opened with two selections by the quartet of Treble Clef club. A vocal solo was rendered by Mary Brock, which was followed by an instrumental trio by Miss Christonsen, pianist, Miss Baker, violinist, and Mr. Merritt, operating bells. Miss Melcena La Follette gave a reading and Mrs. Waller read a history of the club. Pictures of the former presidents of the club, all of whom are living, were projected on a screen. Mrs. Elton Fulmer pre sented a. birthday cake to the club bearing' 2 5 candles. Dr. A. A. Cleve land, in behalf of the husbands of the members, presented several sets of spoons to the culb, which were accepted in a clever speech of thanks by Mrs. Kruegel. Refreshments and an hour of social conversation rounded out a very enjoyable evening, very enjoy»-^ bonding the county, without getting the best results. lie maintained that the cost of road building Is not go ing to decline and that it is foolish to postpone road construction. He claimed that under the Donahue act the county becomes "responsible for 50 per cent of the bonds issued, the road district for 25 per cent and the special district, including the land for two miles on each side' of the road, for the remaining 25 per cent. This assertion was disputed by Coun ty Commissioner .1. B. Sanborn, who said that the county is not respon sible for the bonds. He outlined die road construcljion program of the county commissioners which he he lieves can be completed without a county bond issue. Harold .1. Doolittle, assistant state highway engineer, In charge of con struction in northeastern Washing ton, said that work on completing the gap between Uniontown and the Idaho line was being started and would be completed by fall. Grading of 'the eastern branch of the Inland Empire highway between Garfield and Oakesdale will be finished this year, and the survey between Gar field and Pullman will be made and the location of the road definitely fixed. The county expects to surface the highway between Rosalia and Oakesdale. lie called attention to the need of improving a half mile of the Genesee, Idaho, road, which lies in this state. While it is a part j of the Idaho system that state can : not improve it because this little piece is located in Washington. ! Senator Oliver Hall of Colfax gave I a brief history of the inception and | development of a definite good roads program for this state!, This pro gram was planned and Is being car ried out to serve the best interests of the whore state and the men who j have no broader vision than to im- • prove the roads in their own county will have little influence. He called attention to the fact that the people are to vote on a proposition to bond the state for road building at the next election and argued that the possible result of this vote should be considered in determining the ques-, tion of bonding the county. He said that he had not made up his mind re garding the wisdom of the latter proposition and felt that it should be very carefully studied and all the facts brought out before action is taken. After the meeting Mr. Guilbert and Mr. Adams gave an illustrated FIND-POSITIONS FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS Veterans' Welfare Commission Looks After Interests of Returned Sol diers and Sailors Lieut. R. W. : Stone, state repre sentative of the Veterans' Welfare commission, was in Pullman yester day ln the interests of the commis sion, which has been organized for the purpose of finding acceptable po sitions for returned service men and assisting them in other ways. M. D. Henry was appointed local repre sentative of the commission and will look after the work so far as Pull man is concerned. The commission already has a well established office at Spokane, locat ed in the Mohawk block, from which an average of 25 service men are sent to good positions each day. Finan cial assistance is also given many re turned fighters and much good ad vice is dispensed. The assistance of every loyal citi zen is solicited in securing positions for these service men, not only in farm work, but in every civil voca tion.' If you have a position that some soldier or sailor might appreci ate, see Mr. Henry at once. The Herald suggests that the city council submit the mooted question of Sunday movies to a vote of the people of Pullman and let them net tle the matter once for all. lecture at the Theatorium on the scenic beauties of the Northwest. They showed some wonderfully fine pictures, which delighted the au dience. WHO KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE? The home service section of the local Red Cross has received in quiries from Washington, I). C, as to the present whereabouts of Mrs. Susan Mary Standard and Dollie Granstrom Robinson, whose •ervicc allotments have h|eu returned to the federal offices as unclaimed. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of either of these ladies will kindly noti fy the Red Cross as soon as possible. CITY MUST CONTROL OEMRTERI City Attorney D. C. Dow has been instructed by the council to draft an ordinance covering the control of the city cemetery in accordance with the state laws governing municipalities. Under the law it Is not legal to dele gate outside persons or organizations to assume charge of municipal enter prises for which taxes are levied. This makes it impossible for the city to vest authority for the control of the cemetery in some other organiza tion, and other means of taking care of the burying ground must be de vised. COLLEGIATE ALUMNAE RENEW THEIR YOUTH I Graduates of the Universities of Ne braska and Indiana Act as Host esse* at Joyous Gathering ■ Fifty were in attendance at the I April meeting of the Association of 1 Collegiate Alumnae, which was held with Mrs. Gifford at the home of President Holland last Saturday. Among those present were the home county demonstrators, who are here l for the state workers' conference. At .the business session the following ! standing committees were estab \ lished: Legislation and vocational I guidance, Dean White, chairman: ' educational, including Americaniza ! tion. Dr. Alida Degeler. chairman: I College aid, including scholarship, i Mrs.G. C. Robinson, chairman; pub ! licity. Miss Margaret Boyle, chair- I man. A nominating committee I was also appointed to report at the May meeting, when the election will ; be held. Dr. F. A. Colder gave a splendid ; talk on Nationalism and Internation alism, taking the different concep tions of a state or nation and analyz ing them, discussing the self determination of peoples, also Presi dent Wilson's and Lenine's ideas of Internationalism. It was most help i ful to all in view of the present him, , tion of the league of nations. The company was then entertained by a few stunts in glorification of the alma maters of the hostesses, | ! Nebraska and Indiana. Forty-six | slides of the campus and buildings of the University of Nebraska were shown. Mrs. William Kruegel read extracts from letters written by her father, the late Judge Malott, to his father, while attending the Indiana University law school in 1852-53. In diana songs were sung by Mesdatnes Gifford, Kulzer, Kruegel and Miss Patterson. A Penrod Scofield story by Booth Tarkington was cleverly given by Miss Franclna Kennedy. Refreshments were served by the hostesses, who included Mesdames Thayer, Fulmer, Misses Green, Fitch and Wilson of Nebraska and Mes dames Gifford and Kruegel and Miss Alice Patterson of Indiana. BACK FROM PRANCE ! Louis Henry, better known as 1 "Tine," son of W. D. Henry of Chambers, returned last week from France. He was attached to an in- 1 dependent British flying squadron ' ' and participated in several bombing raids over Germany. / . VISITS LODGES Mrs. A. R. Metz, district deputy for the order of Pythian Sisters, vis ited tha temples at Farmington and | Eiberton last week, and Friday of next week will visit the Tekoa tem ple. The district convention of the; lorderIorder will be held at Colfax April 20. NUMBER 26 HALL GIRLS CREATE CLEVER DISPLAY Fashion Show Attracts Big Crowd— Co-eds Pose as Living Models for Fashionable Apparel . The girls of Stevens Hall decorated the windows of the Emerson Mercan tile company's establishment last Sat urday, beginning tho window-dressing ' contest for all organizations on the I campus which is being staged by Em ! erson's. Each organization is to put on a window display, using materials j furnished by the store, the best win : dow display to receive a cash prize of ; $25. Aside from the cash prize each i organization will receive $7.50 for ! efforts expended. Stevens Hall decorated four win- I dows, their displays of ready-mads women's wear and of silk drapes showing up to particular advantage. Their other two exhibits consisted of a novelty window, and an infants' window, both of which were well ar ranged. ' Saturday afternoon saw the stag ing of a fashion show in the big win dow at the front of the store. While a large and appreciative crowd lined the sidewalk, the girls from the hall. acting as models, displayed to advant age the latest things in afternoon and evening wear, suits and coats. As the first of the series of win dow displays, the efforts of the Ste vens Hall girls certainly answered all expectations, bidding fair to carry off another prize for that organiza tion, unless the coming displays are up to the dot. The windows of the Emerson store will certainly be a cen ter of interest and curiosity during the next 10 weeks, at least for all of he frivolous sex. Thelma Mohanes was in charge of j the various committees for Stevens | Hall. Miss Hague and Miss McDon ald arranged the window containing j dress materials and footwear. Miss Carpenter and Miss Himmelsback dis played the infant wear, Miss Barclay and Miss Wasson had charge of the : window with the dainty lingerie, and j Miss Kirkland and Miss Henessey . dressed the ready-to-wear window, making an effective background for the Fashion Show. Saturday afternoon the Misses Mc- Donald, Cunningham, Barclay and j Beausolell showed the spring wear- I ing apparel. ._ _ c _—— ! BOY SCOUTS CLEAN UP Wednesday evening Boy Scout ! Troop No. 1 cleaned up the side of the hill along Maiden lane west of ! the .Midway cafe. The scouts, noted : for their "efficiency, soon improved i the looks of the unsightly cliff. They burned the papers and piled up the i rubbish to be hauled an ay. At a re , cent meeting a committee was ap pointed to arrange for a Liberty bon ; fire when the peace treaty is signed. [GIRLS ORGANIZE CANNING CLUB The girls of the high school will j organize a canning club some time this week under the supervision ot Miss Blanche Henry. Lost year /.v.l . pha Eaton and Grace Troy of the can ning club here won first prize at the l slate fair at Yakima and the girls | are hoping to have a winning team i this year at the Intertsate fair at Spokane. BUYS FARM NEAR WHELAN W. P. Tate, who farms in th* Fourmile district north of Pullman, on Wednesday afternoon purchased from Mrs. Andrew Baxter her 320 --acro farm, located eight miles north east of Whelan, paying $35,000 for it. Mr. Tate gets Immediate posses sion. Mrs. Baxter expects to retire, from farming. Hazen & McClaskey negotiated the sale. V II ILL-WALTER CO. The Hill-Walter Co. has secured office and sales rooms with the Pullman Engineering Co., corner or Paradise arid Pino streets, and have » on display Dort, Saxon and Paige automobiles. They will carry a full line of these machines and will be glad to show and demonstrate to any who are interested. They will act as distributors of the Elgin and Dort cars in Whitman and Latah counties.