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The Pullman Herald VOLUME XXXIII ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF DIME NOVEL TYPE Talkative Damsel Used to Decoy prospective Victim— Jumps When Auto Slows Down W. E. Weir, Pullman business man, was the victim of an attempted robbery of the dime novel type las; Friday evening, but outwitted the highwaymen and "highwaywoman" and escaped from the trio with only minor bruises. Shortly before 8:00 o'clock last Friday evening Mr. Weir started to the home of Joe Rima, in the east part of the city. When he reached the concrete bridge on East Main street he was accosted by a woman, who asked where Main street was. Mr. Weir informed her that she was standing on Main street and that the business section is to the west. The woman continued to carry on a rambling conversation, stating that she came here from Se attle, by way of Spokane, and was more or less lost in the city. Mr. Weir was in a hurry to reach his des tination so started on, but had gone only a few steps when a large auto mabile drove up and stopped. A man jumped out of the back seat and thrust a gun in Mr. Weir's ribs, at the same time commanding him to hold up his hands. Mr. Weir com plied with the command and was searched, but the highwayman over looked some loose change which he carried in a hack pocket and got nothing. Mr. Weir was then ordered into the back seat of the automobile, with the gun man, while the woman got into the front seat with the driv er.. The driver started toward Mos cow, but after they had gone a few hundred yards, decided to go to Col fax instead and took the new paved street to the main section of the city. Mr. Weir conversed with his captors during the trip and made up his mind to call for help when he reached Main street. The automo bile was traveling at maximum speed through Main street, however, am. he deferred his attempt to escape un til the car reached the foot of West Main street. Here the driver slowed down to shift gears and Mr. Weir opened the door and started to jump out. The highwayman in the back seat grabbed him by the left arm and Mr. Weir threw up his right arm and grabbed the robber by the coat col lar, pulling him close to the open door. He pulled himself loose from foe righwayman and fell to the pave ment, striking on his forehead and one arm. Mr. Weir was momentar ily dazed and when he recovered his senses the car was out of sight up "est Main street. Mr, Weir was unable to obtain a clear description 0 the members of foe trio. The woman wore bobbed Mir and was fairly well dressed. The car was a large one, but Mr. Weir could not ascertain the make. BIRN'INt; OF RUBBISH MADE A MISDEMEANOR <% Father* Taboo Bonfires—Pc «*<On Construction of Bain Shed —Farmers Want Feed Sheds Hereafter the Pullman citizen who m his rubbish, waste paper, or lii_7 waste materials within the fire its of the city will be guilty of a demeanor and will be punished cost me not exceeding $50 and 8ri,,0 1 I"'""""'ion. An ordinance EJJ biting the burning of rubbish _r§ flre limits was Passed at evenm 68"118 °f the council Tu esday send and become effective Wed- CL of "m week> The new city either i forb,ds burning rubbish Aerator " b°nfi,e °r an- °pen in" •ice.? riSin'"ly drafted the ordin reiu,! , ma' "an offense to burn «Pal any klnd within the muni defeated S ' bUt the measure was With th WUh thls clause attached. h °wev e offcn(Hng clause stricken, af o „r' the ordinance carried by by M ° two v »te and was signed ■Yeo S__ C'Cntry ' Co«ncllmen Nye. Or4ano and Lawler favored the »ad n Ce ' _ With Co"ncilmen Duthie founds voting ■„ 0 tor D !v l! Pllcat!on of Scott & Watt •led n '" con«truct a storm '.% t ,° r the reception of mall on cw alk at the entrance to the ____I~^l^^^ p uUman and the greategt farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. postofflce on Paradise street was re ! fused. The petitioners asked per mission to construct a she 1 to ox | tend six to eight feet out from the I building ami in i,.,., parallel to the] building. The council suggested that no objections would be raised to building a storm shed at the rear 1 of the postofflce building. Councilman J. p. Duthie report ed that a number of farmers have complained that there are no sheds available in which they can feed their teams in inclement weather This matte,- will he considered by the city dads at a later meeting. A second progress warrant was ordered drawn in favor of the Standard Asphalt Paving company for work on the North road Ac- Cording to the estimate of the city engineer the work has progressed to the extent of $2865.50 since the last warrant was issued. Fifteen per cent of this amount will be re tained by the city until the comple tion of the work, the warrant to be drawn in the amount of $2435.67, or 85 per cent of the estimate. WILL EDUCATE FANS ; IN FOOTBALL LORE Coach "(Jus" Welch Plans Instruc tion Classes for .Neophytes Will Explain Rules and Forma tions Football instruction classes for lo cal business men and private citizens are planned by Coach "(I us" Welch, who proposes to hold at least two public meetings here before the open lug of the season at which Athletic Director Bohler, Assistant Coach "Hack" Applequist and he will explain to the football neophytes the intricacies of the game. The changes in the rules will he one of the first phases taken up and each change will be explained in detail, as well as the fundamental rules of the game. The various formations will be discussed and the fans will be given an idea as to what plays to expect from the different formations. Coach Welch is well pleased with the work of his squad of huskies in preliminary practice but is bending every effort to develop a pair of heavy, fast ends. Young Davis, Mc- Kay ami Moran will likely be tried at end positions before the end of the week in the coach's effort to Strengthen the extremes. 'It's my guess that the team that wins the game at Portland October 29 when W. S. C. meets California, will be the team that wins the Coast championship," was the forecast made by the coach. He is not over looking the strength of the other conference teams, however, and sees in each a foe worthy the mettle of the Cougars. Coach Welch is already gathering together a bunch of all-stars to battle the Cougars October 8 in the first game of the season and predict! that the varsity will be lucky to win by a one-touchdown margin. The Sat urday following the Cougars will journey to Spokane to do battle with the Gonzagans and Coach Welch is already volunteering the tip that the Gonzaga game is likely to prove one of the hardest of the schedule. Then in another week comes the Idaho game and on October L".i the Cali fornia game at Portland, Oregon University will be the attraction on "Homecoming" day. November 5, on Rogers field and on Armistice day, November 11, the Cougars meet 0. A. C. at Corvallis. Washington Uni versity has been signed tor a game at Seattle on November 24 and De cember 3 the cougars will invade California to meet Southern Cali fornia at Dos Angeles. Notre Dame is scheduled for a game at Tacoma on New Years day unless the Cou gars win the championship ami are chosen for the big game with the eastern champs at Pasadena. HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT With 23S students enrolled up to yesterday noon, all record.- have been broken at the Pullman high school and the registration will be. still further increased by late arrivals. On October 8 of last year, over two weeks later than now, the total fig ures were 213, showing an increase already of 25 students. ....... PULLMAN, WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, SEPETMER 23, 1921 CITY TO FORECLOSE DELINQUENT PROPERTY Attorney Will Draft Ordinance Mak l ing Possible Foreclosures on Property Delinquent In Assessments Foreclosure proceedings on city property which is delinquent in Im provement assessments is contem plated by the city of Pullman in an order to the city attorney by the council to draft an ordinance which "ill clear the way to legal action of this nature. Owners of several pieces Of property abutting paving have ; failed to pay the assessments from 'ear to year and the foreclosure plan ' of clearing up the situation is to he adopted by the city as a means of protecting the interests of the mu nicipality. Just recently a piece of local prop erty was sold to satisfy county and state taxes. Improvement assess ments on the property in question were delinquent, yet the buyer was given title by the county and claims that all the obligations of the prop erly were nullified when the trans fer was mail.-, although the purchase price was less than the amount of taxes against the property. It is likely that the courts will be called upon to pass on the point, but in the meantime the city dads are tak ing no further chances on the county "beating them to it." and are placing themselves in a position to get the first chance at the delinquent prop erty. DAVIS ESTATE WINS SI II AGAINST GOVERNMENT J. M. Davis returned Tuesday evening from Spokane where he had been "attending the trial of his suit against I). J. Williams, collector of internal revenue, for a refund of $38,000 which the heirs of the Wal ter Davis estate were compelled to pay as an Inhritance tax. • The suit brought by Mr. Davis, the executor, was to light the in heritance tax, the plaintiff maintain ing that the estate was transferred to a corporation more than two years prior to the father's death The government claimed incorpora tion of his lands, about 5000 acres, by Walter Davis, with his children as equal shareholders, was an at tempt to evade inheritance taxes. A verdict was rendered Tuesday in favor of the heirs. BOY SCOUT DRIVE: OCTOBER 5 TO 8 Pullman Must Raise $1500 to Carry on Her Pari of the Work — Scout Executive Selected Between October sth and sth the people of Pullman will be called up on to raise $1500 as this city's share of the fund necessary to carry on the Boy Scout work in the Whit man-Latah scout council. Similar sums will be raised at Colfax and Moscow, with several smaller towns slated for smaller quotas. Details of the campaign for the raising of the Pullman quota will lie outlined at a meeting of the Pullman Scout committee to be held at the First National bank this afternoon, and will be announced in The Herald next week. The local committee in cludes Lee Allen. D. C. Dow, .1. N. Emerson, W. C. Kruegel, George T. McMahon, B. 11. Douglass and Dr. K. E. Wegner. A paid executive for the Whitman- Latah first class council has been selected in the person of F. D. Haw ley, a man of much Scout experi ence and admirably qualified for the work. The salary will be $2400 yearly and traveling expenses and he will have direct charge of the Scout program In the seven or eight towns comprising the council. Mr. Hawley's term of office begins Oc tober 15. Pullman is solidly behind the Scout movement, one of the best movements for better citizenship ever conceived, and ft is believed that little difficulty will be en countered in raising the full quota. CITIZENS WILL HELP GRADE ATHLETIC FIELD High School campus Day Next Sat urday to Put Gridiron in Condi tion for Play Next Saturday will be a big day at Pullman high school for it will mark the transformation of the new athletic field, northwest of the high school grounds, from an inadequate tract of bumps ami gullies to a well leveled and packed gridiron. The boys of the high school will turn out on masse to put the field in .shape for practice and will be as sisted by a large group of citizens. The work will commence at 8 O'clock sharp Saturday morning and .the activities will be in charge of a chamber of commerce committee including Frank E. Sanger, Lee Al len and J. F. Bohler. The committee has already re ceived assurances of assistance from man;, sources and everything points to a campus day that will result in speedy but permanent Improve, ments. The foreman of the Standard As phalt Paving company has volun teered his services in the good work and will provide some of the com pany's machinery. City Engineer Clyde Myers will be on the job to take care of the engineering end and .1. P. Fairbank will be at the helm of a Pullman Engineering Co. tractor. A. E. Olson will be on the scene with a couple of heavy teams and scrapers. More teams and scrapers are needed for the work. The field will be plowed and lev eled, making It an adequate grid iron for practice purposes. The girls of the high school will serve luncheon to all persons who assist in the work, both students and citizens, at noon in the high school building. All citizens of Pullman who have leisure time Saturday are urged by the committee to put in an appear ance at the athletic field, which is near the O.W. R. & N. tracks, and assist in the work CHANGE IN CLOSING TIME Beginning Saturday, October 1, and continuing till the spring work starts, the local stores will close at 6 o'clock Saturday evenings. As soon as the convenience of the farmers requires thai Hie stores remain opt to a later hour, the time of closing will be changed again. CLARK CLASS PLANS TAKE CONCRETE SHAPE Pullman Will Entertain Between 800 ami 1000 Pythians First Week in December The largest class of Esquires ever Knighted In the state of Washing ton, possibly the largest in the Unit ed States, will be Initiated Into the order Knights of Pythias in Pullman the first week in December. The class will be known as the "Ira E. Clark" class and the candidates will come from every lodge in Whitman county. Tentative plan- for the big meeting were formulated at a meet ing of representatives from the vari ous lodges of the district held Wed nesday evening at Colfax, when Pull man was represented by Judge Thos. Neill, J. W. Robinson, Alvin Swisher and Ira G. Allen. At the Colfax conference of dele gates it was decided to hold the big meeting early in December the first week if possible, and to secure eith er the college gymnasium or the skating rink to take care of the big crowd of visitors, estimated at be tween 800 and 1000. The festivities will open with a big parade through the main streets. The local lodge is faced with a big task in taking care of the hordes of visitors but the members will leave no stone unturned to sustain' Pull- man's reputation for hospitality The meeting will be in honor of Grand.Prelate Ira E. Clark, now lo cated at Walla Walla, and will prob ably bring to Pullman all of the grand lodge officers of the domain W. S. C. ENROLLMENT A ItECOKD BIIEAKEH Registration of students at the State College will reach the 2000 mark by the end of this week, with every indication thai 2200 students will be enrolled before the end of '" '•-' week. The registration yester day was 300 ahead of that the same ' time last year. While the enroll- I ment ha-, not been segregated to i show the number in the different de - partments it is certain that the freshman class will be the largest | on record, approximating 1000 stu dents STOLEN (Alt LOCATED HEJIE A Willys-Knight automobile be ; longing to William Hugo of Winona. j Idaho, ami alleged to have been stolen from Lewiston Saturday night, was recovered here Monday. The car had been left just over the hill on Kamlaken street, near the N. I. stockyards, and was reported to the sheriff by J. s. Klemgard, A description of the stolen car which had been furnished the sher ill's office tallied with the descrip lion given by Mr. Klemgard ami the car was returned to its owner, WOULD MAKE STAGES HELP SUSTAIN ROADS Whitman County Has Longest Stage and Truck Itoutes in Stale, Vet Derives Xo Financial Benefit Action on a proposal that the chamber of commerce adopt a reso lution recommending to State Public Service commissioner Kuykendall that no certificate of necessity ho granted to any stage or truck line which parallels a railroad was de- ferred by the chamber of commerce at its noon luncheon Tuesday. The city boosters did, however, author ize the appointment of a committee by the president to investigate the possibility and feasibility of sending a delegation to the meeting of the state taxation hoard, to be held soon in Spokane, to take up the question of the revenue accruing to the county ■ through which stage and truck lines ■ operate. During the discussion which ac- I companied the proposal to adopt the I resolution and he passing of the mo- I tion to appoint a committee to in vestigate, it was brought out that four stage;: run through Whitman ; county daily yet not a cent of reve | nue accrues to ihe county by reason ! of the operation of these heavy nu ; tomoblles. Spokane county gets tie' i bulk of the license money and all be j taxes on the machines, while Whit- I man county must bear he heat ex pens i of maintaining highway ade- I quate to support the traffic, it was ! pointed out. One truck or heavy stage, operated at maximum speed permitted by law, will damage the highways more than a dozen lighter cars, it was argued by the sponsors , of the motion, yet these trucks and stages are permitted to operate with out, assist ing in taking cam of the road maintenance, ! The urgent need of a law under j which the license fees paid by stage ' and truck lines will be properly dis tributed was discussed and it was suggested that all the chambers of commerce and commercial clubs of I the county be asked to co-operate in J the movement to secure a proper distribution of these fees and send a ! .present, delegation to the | meeting of the state Uxation board at Spokane. Another point raised during the i discussion was the fact that the rail i roads are asking a tax reduction of 38 to 40 per cent, advancing the j plausible argument that the truck land taxi lines ... cutting Into their ; business to such -,1, extent that it iis becoming unprofitable. Such a reduction, it was stated, will mean ian increase of taxes to the extent of | approximately 30 per cent to the ordinary hitman county taxpayer, the railroads now paying 25 per cent of tin county taxes Whitman coun ty. according to state figures, has , the longest stage line of any county l In the state, yet derives no revenue. Th-: discussion will be continued ; at the next meeting of tho chamber. when definite action will likely be taken. FINES IMPOSED FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS Students Claim Fines Asm^smkl Against C. .1. Kirn and Ralph S. Marble Unwarranted Students of the State College are "up in arms'' at a decision rendered by the local police court Wednesday morning, when several students, as well as a number of citizens, were assessed tin.v. on charges of viola tion of the city automobile parking ordinances. among the students cited to appear was C. J. Kirn, who, it was charged, had permitted his car to remain parked on a residence streei overnight, Mr. Kirn staled that his car Was taken from its proper parking place late at. night ami unknown to him by students to carry Edward Williams, who was in jured in an underclass fracas, to a fraternity house. Upon returning the car the students are alleged to have failed to park it properly and Wednesday morning the red tag cit ing the owner to appear in court was found attached. Mr. Kirn told his story to the court but was as sessed a fine of $". and costs by Jus tice Henry, despite his protestations of Individual Innocence. Friends of Mr. Kirn, who is a foreign student, believe that an In justice has been done and steps will be taken to correct the alleged wrong, either through payment of tho tine and costs by students or by carrying the case to a higher court. Ralph S. Marble is another col lege student who was fined $5 and costs by Justice Henry under the ordinance which forbids parkin: on a residence street for longer than lour hours. Mr. Marble argued that 'lie car had not been parked for lour hours when the red tag was attached to the machine early Wed nesday morning and persons who were in court at the time of th' bearing allege that Chief of Police i Bashaw, who Mcd the informat'on. presented no evidence to Indicate that tha; clause of the ordinance had beep violated. Chief Ha aw is alleged to have stated in court that in' did not leave his home until 3:30 in the morning ami attached tho red ! notice lag soon afterward. II is pointed out that under these cir cumstances he had no way of know ing how long the car had been parked . Marble asked the court to I read the city ordinance to him and was advised that there was no cop? handy, lie paid his fine and cost's under protest and demanded a re ceipt for the money. .Many private citizens have voiced opposition to the 386 Ing of fines against newcomers for trivial viola tions of ordinances with which th*\v are not familiar. Others who paid fines of $5 an costs for parking law violations in Justice Henry's court Wednesday morning are Verl D Kelser, F. D, Fulkerth, Ed, Smith and (J. It. Mc- Cann. LEGIONAIBKH PLAN BIG COUNT!' CELEBRATION Plana for the big county Armistice day celebration to be conducted un der the auspices of Mayiiard-l'rlce post of the American Legion are in charge of a committee and the Le gion post promises a celebration that will rival In interest the Fourth of July celebration, which occasioned a citation of merit from the state com mander. The commit in charge includes F. W. /ink, George T. Mc- Mahon, George 11. Gannon, Neil Dow, 1., H. Thornberg, Clyde Myers, Leon K. Martini and Harry A. Struppler. A big feature of the celebration will he a football game between the freshmen elevens of th.- State Col lege and University of Washington, to be played on Rogers field. COLLEGE STUDENT INJURED Edwin Williams, a new student of the State College from Yakima, was rendered unconscious by a blow on the head at a mixup between freshmen and sophomores late Tues day night. Th. injured man was rushed to a nearby fraternity house and a physician was summoned. The Injury wat» found to be superficial, however, and Williams. soon re covered .