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Meets ii Pullman to Devis- Means
of Solving Financial Problems
of University and Sttsto
The problem of providing suffi-'i
cient funds for the remainder of the
biennium for the University,of Wash
ington and the State College formed
the main topic of discission at the i
meeting of the joint board of higher
curricula held last Friday in Presi- '
dent Holland's office. With Gov
ernor Hart and other state officials,
together with representatives from
the University, State College and the
state normal schools in attndane'e,
this meeting was one of the moat
important scheduled for the State
College this year.
The board assembled at 2 p. m.,
with Senator E. T. Coman, vice pres
ident of the State College board of
regents, in the chair. Representa
tives of the various state institutions
of learning were as follows: State
College of Washington, President 1
Ernest 0. Holland, Regents E. T. Co
man, R. C. McCroskey, and Wm. N.
Pease, and Accountant Wm. C. Kreu-
gel: University of Washington. Dean.
Herbert T. Condon, Comptroller John '•
T. Condon, Secretary E. B. Stevens,,
and Regents Perkins and Miller: j
Cheney Normal School, President X. I
D. Showalter, H. X. Stronack, and I
Chas. A. McLane; Ellensburg Nor
mal School, O. E. Draper and Ralph i
D. Williamson; Bellingham Normal,
School, President Nash (did not ar
rive until the evening session.) !
Many Officials Present
State officials: Governor Louis
P. Hart, Auditor C. W. Claussen,
Fred E. Bald" in, chairman state
board of control, and L. D. McArdleJ
chairman s*ate board of accountancy, j
and Mr. Cameron, of the state board j
of control. I
The meeting was called primarily
as an adjourned meeting of that of
Oct. 5, to receive the completed tab-'
ulated reports of the committee of
accountancy consisting of the ac
countants of the five institutions. \
As a preliminary to the reports,
Secretary E. B. Stevens, chairman of]
the accountancy committee, recom
mended that the board adopt a uni
form census blank, same to be taken |
In each institution at a certain date 1
each quarter. The committee also J
recommended that the figures on the'
net enrollment of each class con
sist of the total enrollment less the]
withdrawals to the date of the cen
sus, It was further suggested that
the 1919-20 reports of the state nor-;
mal schools be tabulated on the basis,
of a 12-month year, from July 1 to !
June 30, instead of the 10-month
Tear now used by one of the normal
schools. I
The reports of tne committee cov
«red a total expenditure for the year |
1918-19 of $1,938,000. Registration
figures for the period were as fol- j
lows: University. 3325, State Col- 1
fege, 1024; Cheney Normal. 441; i
Ellensburg Normal, 211; Bellingham j
Normal, 547.
Tables were presented showing
the relation of the institutions as to!
the number of courses offered, num-J
her of credits granted, and the grossl
enrollment. Another table showed j
the direct Instructional charges and ;
overhead charges as follows: Uni
versity, direct charge. $4.16.000, j
overhead charge, $264,000, total,
1700,000. State College, direct!
charge. $223,728, overhead charge,;
1146,438, total, $370,166.
The cost per student clock-hour,!
arrived at by dividing the total
charge for each Institution by the
number of clock hours produced was j
figured out in another table. These j
figures, covering an abnormal per-!
tod of the war, were not considered j
18 Indicative of the efficiency of the!
Institutions, and will consequently
»ot be given the weight that will go
to them next year.
The complete report showed the
fruits of the efforts of the account
ante of the various institutions to
Put their schedule on a standard of j
efficiency now required in all mod
ern business organizations. The re-
Port was accepted by the board, to
gether with the' recommendations
niade by the committee.
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interest, of ul | man and , he greate „ farming _ nUy ._ , urround „
Governor Hart then introduced the!
question of providing sufficient :
funds for the balance of the blenni
um, particularly for the state Col-;
'''-'' and the university. He stated
that there was no reason for antiei-!
paling any shortage of funds for the!
normal schools, owing to the fact!
1 hat normal students were being cer
tificated so fast to fill vacancies In
the public schools of the state that
they were not so overcrowded as
the two larger institutions. He
showed that both the university and
the State Coll shewed approxi
mately a To per cent Increase in
their enrollment over the figures ot
last yea
"Either some method must, be
found of curtailing expenses or a
source of more revenue be devised,"
said the governor in discussing the
proposition. Another factor to be
taken into consideration was the de
mand of the faculty members for In
creased salaries, he told the hoard
in concluding his remarks.
(Continued on page six i
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Student of Organized Labor Explains
and Advocates the Establishment ,
" of the Closed shop
The open forum last Sunday even- j
ng drew an audience which comfort
ibly filled the Grand theatre. Prof, j
fried Herbst rendered ;-. beauti
ful violin solo, which was enthusi
istlcally encored. '
Will Everett of Spokane was in- 1
reduced as the speaker of the even-'
ng. He disclaimed being a labor
ec.der, but said that he war, a stu
lent of the expirations of the massed
nind of organized labor and had:
ieen employed to express those as-,
lirations in words. The statistics of
he 19 10 census showed that of the
mndred million people in the Unit
id States 30,500,000 are cither earn
ng or getting a living. Of these
yorkers 10,400,000 are engaged in;
lgricultural pursuits. Four million,
ire hired men, 2,000,000 are tenant |
'armera, 2,000,000 farm mortgaged
and and 2,000,000 own farms clear
>f indebtedness.
Ten and a half million workers are
engaged in manufacturing, transpor
tation, lumbering, and other lines of i
ndustry. There are 3,000,000 men
:emporarily employed to meet sea
tonal needs. There are 100,000 bank
ers, 200,000 capitalists. 2,000,000
irofessional men, and 2,000,000 ser- \
He argued that under the present
lidustrial system 17,000,000 work
ers are dependent upon 300,000 men
or the right to secure employment. t
v 1912 congress appointed a com- 1
mission to investigate the causes of
abor unrest. This commission re
icrted in 1913 and gave four rea- :
sons for the dissatisfaction of labor.
1. —The unequal distribution of'
.vealth, two per cent of tho popula
ion owning 65 per cent of the !
2. — Denial of equal justice to poor;
snd rich. j
3. — Denial of the right to all to
jam a living.
4. —Denial of the right to organ
He admitted that the closed shop
.vould lessen efficiency and initiative 1
mil slow up production, and that its
object was to make it unprofitable
for the owners of natural resources ;
and plants and tools to remain in |
business, labor proposing to take
Dyer the operation of industry. He'
asserted that the open shop would i
bring about the same eventual re
suit, but that it would be attained
jy a revolution instead of by orderly!
ueans. He argued that the laborer
is entitled to the wealth which he)
produces, and to the right of steady j
employment, and that these are the
injects toward which the mass mind
>f labor is groping. |
After the address the speaker an-J
swered a number of questions and J
several persons In the audience
joined In a brief discussion.
The subject next Sunday evening
will be the Open Shop, and the em
ployers' association of Spokane v ill
provide some qualified speaker to
present the arguments in favor of it. '
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Maynard-Price Pom of American l.e
liioii Adopts Resolutions I twin
ing Its Position
Maynard-Price post of the Ameri
can Legion has gone emphatically on
record as opposed to an*' organiza
tion, group or individual conspiring
to tear down the constituted govern
ment of the United States. At a
special meeting of the local post,
held last Sunday, the following;
resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed: |
"The issue of 'Americanism versus
Radicalism' has been so forcibly!
brought to the people of this country
by the outrage committed at Cen-j
tralia on Armistice day that this post !
of the American Legion deems it
necessary to m-.ke its position known
to the people of this community.
"Henceforth there can be no neu
tral ground in the great battle for
the preservation of our ideals —each
and every one of us is either for or
against the radical element, of which
tho 1. W. W. is a conspicuous ex
ample. This post is emphatically
against and will utilize its every re
source to combat any person or
group of persons who by word or act
conspire to tear down the constitut
ed government.
"Thin stand will be backed to the
last degree b;: action and we take
this opportunity to offer our services
to the officials of this community in
caso any emergency arises with
which the present off'cials feel
themselves unable to cope."
Miss Ruth Renfro went to Deary.
Idaho, Tuesday and conducted a civil
service examination at the post office
Spalding, Violinist, Saturday Eve.:
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Pullman People May Hear Violinist
of International Itepute on
Saturday Kvenisig Nov. 'Ji£
Albert Spalding, the great Ameri
can violinist, has been engaged for
a concert at the college auditorium
on next Saturday evening. Nov. 22,
at 8:15.
Reserved seats are now on sale at
Watt's Pharmacy at $1. Telephone
reservations may be made and the
tickets will be held until called for
by the purchasers.
This is the first big musical attrae
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Several New Instructors N'ained by' 1
Board at Short Meeting- Friday
The board of regents of the State |
College held a short meeting Friday!
afternoon, the selection of a num
br of faculty members, to take care
of the added requirements in vari
ous dpartments, being the' only bus
oness transacted.
Madame M. J. W'eigeldt, a native
of Poland and a graduate of Lyons!
Academy, was named instructor in .
Jose Medley, a native of Havana,!
Cuba, was appointed instructor in
Spanish. i
Mile. Yvonne Ropion. recently]
from Potters, France, was elected in
structor in French.
F. L. Audrian, an alumnus of the
State College, was named acting!
state leader of boys' end girls' clubs
and J. L. Slonaker was selected to
teach the extension classes on chem
istry at Spokane. He is a 1907
graduate from lowa College, Grin
nell, lowa. j
Charles D. Bohannon was elected;
to the position of investigator in the
office of farm markets. He is a'
graduate of the University of Ne
braska. ■ j
Esther Whitcomb, a graduate;
from the University of Minnesota,
was named secretary to the director
of the office of farm markets.
H. J. Plump, a graduate of Kan
sas Agricultural College, was ap
pointed county agent of Stevens
Mary Bennett Lundy was named
instructor in piano. She la a grad
uate of Elmlra College, N. V.. and
studied in Vienna. j
tion of the year and will le one of
the best to be heard here this season.
The following press comments by;
the leading critics of America will
give an idea of Albert Spalding;
standing as a violinist:
"Mr. Spalding has raised himself!
to a place In the front, rank of vio
linists. He is a credit to himself, j
to his country and to his art. In j
beauty of tone and correctness of
style he commands constant admira
tion" —W. J. Henderson In New
York Sun.
•Now Indisputably the foremost
of American violinists in range of
echnlque, quality of tone, large un
leVatandlng and quick ling of the;
nnslc and just and moving power in
he revelation of it. His ton is
ich and luminous, edgelesa and
lowing, warm and transmitting,!
ciisitive always to the unexaggerat-1
id and uridl3tortcd voice of the vlo-i
in and to the contours and .'.intent; 1
if the music it. is uttering."—H. T.
\-\rker in Boston Transcript.
The members of the Veterans Vo
cational club arc planning a big
rhanksglvlng dinner. Doubtless
nany people of this community
vould take pleasure in donating a
tlass of jelly or jam, a can of fruit
»i pickles, some vegetables or some]
latnty to tickle the palates of these,
toys who endured so much and suf-j
ered so much In fighting for their
wintry. Any donations left at thei
iffice of 0. W. Ewing on Alder
street, up to next Tuesday even
,vil] be delivered to the club by the !
Pullman Red Cross.
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Uiti-Tuberculosifl League Hopes to
Soil 800,000 lied Crow Christmas
Seals in Whitman County
At a meeting held Monday the
.Mothers club agreed to handle the
sale of Red Cross Christinas seals
'i Pullman and vicinity. Mrs. May
Cameron King, county tuberculosis
nurse, was present and helped for
mulate the plans for the drive. The
general plan and purpose of the
campaign Is outlined in the follow-'
ing statement by Mrs. J. O. Matoon
of Colfax, president, of the Whitman
County Anti-Tuberculosis league.
The Whitman County league has
completed plans whereby It* mem
bers hope to sell 250,000 seals at
one cent each between December!
first and tenth. This can be done
if everyone will show the Interest'
in these sales that, their importance
demands. Sixty per cent of the'
money raised will be used in our!
county in educational health work!
among school children and adults,
baby welfare work, giving medical
and nursing care to the needy vw»o
are afflicted with tuberculosis or
other diseases, or those who have
physical defects that can be rem
edied. It is hoped that every de
fective child In Whitman county who
is needy may by this means receive
proper medical treatment.
Thirty per cent of the money is
sent to the state association to be
used for traveling chest clinics, for
occupational director, modern health
crusade director, supporting field
nurses and lecturers, organizing
counties and supplying them with
nurses, providing more extensive
sanitarium accommodations, and for
any other needed health work. Ten
per cent of the seal sate money la
used by th National lied Cross as
sociation for literature, magazines,
printing seals, and the general man
agement of this great organization.
Rev. H. H. Mitchell of Colfax is
chairman of the Whitman county
campaign. Mrs. S. F. Shinkle has
charge of the rural schools and com
munities. The motto is "Buy Red
Cross Christmas Seals. They Save
Lives." The work of the league Is
financed chiefly by membership feel
and the sale of penny seals. We ask
your help and co-operation.
The members of Evening Star
Lodge No. 26, Knights of Pythias,
with their ladies and a few Invited
friends, will enjoy a social session
in the Pythian temple Monday even-
Ing. The event will mark the formal
opening of the new club rooms, |
which have been elegantly furnished, j
Dancing, music and games will con-,
gtltute the program. Music for the
dance will be furnished by Trimble ■-,.
Orchestra. No admission will be ;
charged and all members are urged
to attend. Plans are being made for
the dedication of the new tempi" at
Mala and High streets and a com
mittee has been named to make ar- [
rangements for the event. The ded
uction will be he..l early ill Decem
ber and all the grand lodge officers
of the domain will be honored guests
of the occasion. I
The Country Is Rich but the Natives
Know Little nt How to Dig
ami Bat
R. M. Van I torn ha received the
following interesting letter from E.
D. Alvord, who baa now reached his
post in Darkest Africa:
ML Silinda, Melsetter Hist.
South Rhodesia, Africa,
September 8, 1911
My dear Van:
It has been nearly two months
since l received your letter, but l
have been so busy getting settled
down that 1 haven't taken the time
to write, i want to thank you many
times over tor that ripping good let
ter you wrote to me with all the
snappy news of old W. S. C also for
tie copies "1" the local newspaper
md The Evergreen. 1 tell yon, Van,
it sure did seem good to get that sort
of news from home, and you can
(In 'er" again any time you feel so
This part of the world is a real
Garden of Eden, although I don't
think much of the part of Africa I
have seen outside of this section of
it. It is very nice down in Natal*
around Durban, where the Zulus
run around over the hills dressed in
a smile, a few beads and a "G"
string, with a few short monkey tails
suspended. But 1 think the Durban
climate would be too warm to suit
Mt. Salinda Mission Station la lo
cated on the eastern slope and near
ly on top of the highest mountain"'
In this part of Africa, just at the
edge of a bin forest, unique In this
part of Africa. The forest contains
gigantic mohogany tree*, both red
and brown; trees of ebony, leak and
many others. The bird and plant
life is also unique. some species"
have been found In this forest that
are not known to exist any where
else in the world. A botanist or
bugologlst would go wild If turned
loose in this forest. This mountain
raises nearly 2000 feet above the
surrounding country. The nights
are cool the year around and except
for a little too much moisture dur
ing the rainy season the climate
would be Ideal. We have fresh fruits
and vegetables the year around. The
fruits are mostly tropical and sub
tropical. Bananas ripen 12 months
out of the year, of which we have
over 30 different species.
This part of Africa, except on top
of the mountain and along the banks
of the rivers. Is just one continued
stretch of open scrub forest growing
over rolling hills much like the Pa
louse country in contour. All
ground space is occupied by tall
grass, wh'ch In some places grows 12
and 15 feet high. It is needless to
say that the country abounds with
wild animals.
On our trip down from Umtali,
our nearest railway station, 173
miles away, we saw thousands of
footprints of wild animals by day
and heard quite a few of them by
night. < We saw tmshbrtck, kudu,
and a herd of about 70 eland, which
are the largest of the many species
of African antelopes.
The Mission station at Mt. Sllinda
hi a real garden spot and we feel
that we will like our new home and
the work here very much. From an
agricultural standpoint the people in
this section are most primitive and
know very little of the most elemen
tary principles of growing crops.
They just dig up the ground loosely
with a crude native hoe. plant some
seed and trust to lack. Two very
severe famines have occurred in the
last ten years and many deaths from
starvation resulted. it was noticed
that during both of these years when
famines occurred, very good crops
were grown on the Mission farm,
where only ordinary methods of cul
ture were followed. It Is to be my
job to try and prevent any recur
rance of the famines. And I sure
have a big job ahead of me If I ever
do that.
As I write this letter Mrs Alvord
and I are at Cogoys, a sub-station'
it Portuguere Beat Africa, about 35
miles from Mt. Sllinda. We came
here to study the native language
under Dr. Dysart, who is located
ntinud on page aeven)

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