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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC XXV NO 10. PALOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINOTON. , - i u ! i i r ) ill J li INTEREST . FORFARM METHODS , NORTHW~ST REXALL CLUB I)L AFFAIRS" " THE CHAUTAUQUA- TO BE CHANGED . R.L. Smith, proprietor of the Palouse Pharmacy. was honor- ed last week at the convent)on CROWDS AT CLASS DAYt of the northwest Rexall dealers 4. AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING OF REAL DIVERSIFIED FARMING IS J ,~ at Seattle. with election to pres-, 4. AND INTERESTING idcncy of the Pacific Northwes~. ,t, GUARANTORS HELD -- MORRI- COMING IN PALOUSE DISTRICT CLASS PLAY DE- Rf, xall club. which consist4 of 4. SON AGAIN ELECTED CHAIRMAN WILL BUILD UP LAND AND IN- Reall dealers in ~rashington. PUBLIC TWO NIGHTS. day exercises of the class PaloRse high school. Wed- eclipsed in point of interest and special features. the scrap over the pennant. event of the kind in the his- the school, more lhan 350 being in attendance, filling school auditorium to capac- program was in charge of a consising of Margare~ Lets Andrew and Robert presidentof the class, a short resume of the sc- ot the class during its four in high school. A majority oi entered the Palouse high as freshmen, and not a few en- the Palouse schools in the pri- grade. Ruth Gritman. one-of the gav~ the salutatory ad- ler" her subject "The of a community Depends character of Its Schools." her subject in a manner by all who heard her. "class history" was given by iller, the "class poem" by the "class will" by and the "flower ora- Adena Fra,nzen. "The Nlne- GOSSiper." a news- ~ore than ordinary interest. Robert Heitzman. Ruth Farnham. high the valedictory address. her subject "The Call of Today,' and dealing with the a most able manner, betok- on the l~l"ogram was and showed that the have received a train- their four years in high Which goe,q far toward fitting Occupy places of prominence 4. Oregon and west-ern Ca~a(i. 0 the eleOion came as a total surprise to Mr Smith. More 4. than 200 stockholders, owners 4. of Rexall stores in the north- 4, west. were present, in addition ,1. @. to a numher of prominent east- i ern men. The meeting was the I best, of the many conventions held by the organization. The next annual session will he hehl in Spokane. 4. --A. TECKENBURG'SECRETARY SURE REAL PROSPERITY. Organization of the local commit- While It is evident that wheat will tee to direct the destinies of the 1921 get well back toward pre-war price chauauqua was perfected at an en-; within the next year or two, if the thusiastic meeting hehl Wednesday !trend ofthe past six months means evening in the committee room of the anything, the Palouse farmer is not Eecurity State bank. with some 20t discouraged nor has he in any sense of the committee present, together lost his faith in agriculture aa a wilh a representative of the Elltson- profitable vocation. The progressive White company. A readiness to get farmer, and this term includes a ms- into the colh|r and put the chautau-i jarity of the farmers in the Palouse IOHN E. PICKER]) BURIED HERE.' qua across Jlllle 12 to 17 with a rush territory, is laying his plans to meet was evidenced the changed conditions by producing I The filsl mattel t tken u tother things be~qides wheat. He is go-. Pioneer Resident of Palouse Passedi -- ~ , p was thei ing to engage in diversified farming Away at Troy, Ida., Last Thursday. election of officers, vv. F. Morrison, t and is going to make it pay better in The funeral of Joseph E. Pickerd, l who has served efficiently as chalr-lthe long run than the exclusive grow- who passed away last Thursday at man for the past three )'ears, was re-King of wheat ever paid. In addition ,his home at Troy, Idaho, was held elected to thqt posiion and I B he will build up his land, restoring -from the Methodist Episcopal churchi ..... I the qualites which have been sapped in this city Sunday afternoon inter-~ Dudley was elccled vice chairman. men[ being in the Fraternal ceme- A. Teckenburg, who ires always been tery. The funeral sermon was an enthusiastic suporter of the than- preached by the key. 'dr. M, Martin, pastor of the church, and the services tauqua, and who has served the past at the grave were conducted by the two years as secretary, was reelectp,~l to that position, and M. D. McPher- local Odd Fellows: of which Mr. Pick- erd had been a member for many i son was elected treasurer. "Dec" lr- years. Both the Odd Fellows andl win captured the chairmanship of Woodmen of the World attended in the advertisng committee and E. E. Boone. who worked tirelessly as he;~d a body. The funeral was one of the of the grounds committee for the past largest held here recently. two seasons, was again chosen for Mr. Pickerd was for many years a that positon, w.hile A. L. Holt was resident of Palouse coming here from Pennsylvania in 1887 and remaining again chosen to head the lightiug here until some six years ago. He committee. A. P, Murray was elected WeS 63 years of age. He was a man chairman of the ticket committee, the of upright character and during his treasurer and secretary to work with long restdence'hbrohad made a host him in distributing" and checking the of friends. 'lie is survived by his wid- tickets. ow. a daughter, Mrs. Kathryne Dahl. it was decided that the money re- Deary, and a non. John, J, Oickerd, of, maining in the treasury from last Troy. year's chautauqua, some $90, be used The members of the family wish tO in~ securing permanent aea~ whiek express, through the columns of Tl~e will be installed according to a plan Republic, their appreciation of the l outlined by Mr. Boone. which will be much more satisfactory than the kindess shown them by their many friends in Palouse and by the two seating arrangement of previou~ fraternal orders which took part In years. It was decided to hold th$' the funeral services, chautauqua this year on the chamber H. A. Ellis deliv- ! address on higher education, the class on the Work and urging them to con- titeir school work, pointing out Some of the avenues of use- Vetel'ans of All Wars Will Join in Open to those who are prop- PLANS UNDER WAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM Proper Observance of Day--Mem- orial Sermon May 29. At a meeting of the members of Major Anderson post, O. A. R. a corn-/ mittee from Hayton post, Americant Legion. and a committee from the Pa- louse~ chamber Of commerce, held Tuesday afternoon, plans were workedI out for the proper observance ofl i Memorial day at this place. The meet-i ing was held at the request of the] Grand Army veterans, who wish to be] relieved of the burden of planningi and carrying out a program. Each year sees their number diminishing and those who remain do not. feel equal to the.hurden. The members of the American Legion and of the chamber of commerce are willingly aiding in the plans for observance of -the day this year. It is the wish of the joint commit- tee in charge that all veterans of the civil war. the Spanish-American war and the world war appear in uniform at the Memorial service at the Babtist church at 11 o'clock, Sunday, May 29. at which time the memorial ser- mon will be delivered by the Rev. W. M. Martin. pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. ]t is-~ls0 requested that all veterans meet at the National bank at 10 o'clock a. m.. on Memo- rial day, to march to the cemetery, where flowers will be placed on the graves of the soldier dead and the ritualistic services of the G. A R. read and patriotic songs sung. Citi- zens and school children are asked to join the march to the cemetery. Many Hear Baccalaureate. The baccalaureate sermon, preach- ed last Sunday night in the Chris- tian chuhrch by the Rear. C. R. Del- epine, was heard by a crowd which He read the replies to a out some time the members of the ~enior asking their future plans. out Ofthe 24 members a desire to go through college of the remaining nine ex- intention Of going, through or taking special training. [er ace as to vocations was and Mr. Ellis expr~sed regret raore, especially of 'the boys, contemplating a career as the. program a real Was engaged in be- senior boys and the lower in an effort of the latter to POssessiorf of" the ,pennant. The ,grew somewhat warm. but re- in a draw. Superintendent El- charge of the pennant. Were a few bloody noses and eyes, but the boys were all together within an It was a manifesta- good class spirit. Play a R~al- Succtm. class play "The Hurdy Gurdy Presented'by the senior class Aqditorium Momtay:-and Tuos- drew large audiences, be- by more than 400 persons. were delighted and to their pleasure In t of applause. The l~lay was a to the yoUng people, each of dhbwed ability and some show- ability in their parts instructor in English in school, upon whom fell the being the dramatic coach, of especial credit for the 3 of the Play. the money- received for the all been turned in, it that the total receipts t $175. i filled the-large building. Ray. Dal- e ~men Exe~.. l epine delivered an able discolurse. Republic goes to press thai filled with welcome advice to the sent exercises are in pro-~yonug people, Whic hwas well re- the Christian church wlth~celved. A special music number was a~!ltoflmm fined to capacity: - [a ~olo hy Mrs, :George mneatd. ! of commerce grounds on west Main street. Other details were worked out and Ehner L. Terrell of the Ellison- White company assured those present that the program will be the best put on by he company since 1917. and explained the non-profit system re- cently inaugurated. The only thing Of its character ex- empt in the United States, the Ellt- I son-White chautauqua is coming to Palouse this year without war tax on the sale of tickets. This big step made by, Managers Eltison and White of the system is becoming the greatest factor in winning popularity for this, the largest chautauqua system in the world.~:~.~ Exemption from war- tax on .~: sale of tickets was won by. Mr. W~e: upon a visit, to Washington, D. ~C: dnring the past winter. He made~ plain to the .government that it the plan of ~Mr. Eliison and ,himselt* hereafter to spen~d all the profits, that prior to that time had gone)to themselves, in the extension of the circuits and the promotion of the chautauqua plan. Under the plan of "this non-profit basis the numerous towns on the Ellt- son-White circuits all over-the United States will elect a board of,directorS this year that wflItake bver and con- trol the sys'tem. This Will automat- ically place the huge chautauqua system in the direct c0ntro.l of the towns it serves .... While the government will lose ap- proximately $60,000 this season because of i~s decision not to charge tax. the concession was gladly grant~ ed, as the government considers the chautauqua conducted on such' an un- selfish basis equal in value to the, communities it reaches the church and the school. To Fight Weed l~eats. The l~lm~se farm bureau, assist- ed by, the county ~t, will con- duct a series of demonaWati~ns next Monday, June 23. tosl~ow methods o! killing wild morning glory and Caw adieu thistles. Persons interested are. asked to be present. The schedule Is as follows: Long Brothers farm, southweSt of Palouse, 8:30 a. m.; S. ]. West farm. northwest of town, 10,:~0; B. W. Powers farm on Tui'nbow Flat, 1:00 p(m.;~ B: FI Seaglo. far~, 3:O0 4~. m. out during the past few years of ex- clusive wheat growing. A number of farmers have informed the writer within the past few weeks that this is their intention, and are already working out their plans. Prior to the war there was no sec- tion of the Palouse valley where the livestock industry had been developed to a greater extent than in th~ imme- diate territory around Palouse. Be- cause of the high price of wheat form the beginning of the war in Europe, herds were disposed of and every acre d~voted to the production of more Wheat. li will, of course, take some time to build up the livestock lndus- try agaim While theherds were con- fined principally to dairy cows a few years ago, the tendency now is to stock the farm with beef cattle as well as dairy strains, and also with ~g~ and sheep, diversifYing nmr~ than at any time in the past. One o! the farmers who is engaged in real diversified ~farmtng t~.I~. F. GoddaXd, who owns a quarte .sectiOn t~thwe~t o/town. M~v.'~ard and ~is son, Raymond, who lives" on the farm. are fencing the entire quarter hog'tight and will stock the place '~'lth hogs and sheep and a few head of cattle. Mr. Goddard informs The '~tepublic that he will farm intensive- from now on. endeavoring to have some product of the farm to turn into money every week in the year. He will grow some wheat, but in- stead of it being the main crop it will be a side issue. The principal source of revenue, according t~ his present plans, will be the hogs, which can be grown to the point where It is de- sired to put fat on at an almdst negligible coat. He believes that a few sheep will pay and a few cattle. He states that he and his son were i;tnever more enthusiastic over farming n the Palouse country than they are now. Many other farmers are working out plans similar to those of Mr. God- dard and the result will be greater and more permanent prosperity in the Pslouse. EVANGELISTIC PARTY ARRIYES. Will Begin Series of ~geetings at the Christian Church Tonight. Evangelist and Mrs. H. E. Wilhlte and P. O. Gates, soloist and. chorus leader, arrived in Palouse Tuesday evening, preparatory to be~nning a series of evangelistic meetings at the Christian church Friday night, as announced in last week's Republic They had just completed a sucessful meeting in California,. coming direct to P.alouse from there. All members of the party have wonderfully pleas- ing personalities, backed by a record for results which has made them noted in the evangelistic fiel~ of the west. The meetings which beg|n Fri- day evening will continue indefi- nitely. Mr. Gates informs The Rspublic that the Palouse country is indeed fa~ pored at the present time as compared with parts of California. In some parts of the.state unheard of floods have destroyed the crops, which. however, so far as some of the crops are concerned, is not much !.os% as there js no market foi" them. Thi~ is especially true of rice and he stated that he had seen tartars burn hun- dreds of acres of rice because the market Would not Justify the ex- pense of threshing and earing for it ,i 'L , i i @@@@4,@@@@@@@@@@@@ ROY CLARK NAMED @ PALOUSE POSTMASTER , A telegram received Tuesday 4, morning by B. F. Wells, Repub- 4, @ lican state committeeman, from @ 4, Congressman $ohn W. Summers, @ brought ~he. news of the ap- @. Pointment Of Roy Clark, over- seas veteran of the world war, 4, 4, to the postmastership at this ! place. Clark will take charge of "the office as soon as his bonds 4. ' are approved. The appointment : was not unexpected, as a peti- .k tion signed by more than 600 patrons-of the postoffiCe was sent into Washington in his be- ,k h'~If a few weeks ago. 4, Clark e~listed early, in the war and served overseas more than a year. In his appointment the government is following o,at its declared policy of favoring 4, the ex,service men, especially @ 4, lizose who served overseas, @@4@@@@@@@4.@@@ SUPERINTENDENT IS ELECTED. $. C. Laze~by of Lind Will Head Pa- louse Schools Next Year. At a meeting of the Palouse school board last. Friday evening, Professor J C. Lenby of Lind, this state, was elected superintendent for the next school year. Professor Lazenby vis- ited Palouse and had a personal con- terence with the members of the board and met a number of the school patrons. He made a favorable im- pressiop and it~ is believed the school board has made a wise choice. The newly-elected superintendent is a untversity graduate and has taken two years post-graduate work at the Chicago university.~ He has b~en at the head of the Lind schools for the ~ast iour years. J, P, DUKE 61VES DATA ON 306 STATE BANKS 'Stoddxolders Reoeived 9mall Retura~ in 1920---Rest of Net Eaxnings West Back Into Business. J. P. Duke, former cashier of. the Security State bank. but since April 1 state supervisor of banking under the new administrative code, spent Sunday in Palouse with his family, leaving Mon'day noon for Olympia. Mr. Duke is entering into his work enthusiastically, and, while his du- ties are arduous, especially at this time, he Is enjoying the work and is rapLdly perfecting his organization. He will be joined in Olympia by Mrs. Duke and the children early in June. He recently purchased a commodious home in the capital city. An idea of the policies which Mr, Duke will carry out in his work at the head of the state banking depart- ment may be had from the statements made by him Saturday night at the annual banquet of the Spokane clear- ing house association. Accordlngto Mr. Duke, the stockholders of the 306 state banks in Washington only re- ceived divdends of $227.000 last year. Their gross earnings were $2,- 200;000 and the net earnings were $1,500,000. "The stockholders, however, got only- 1 per cent on the' $.. 23,000,000 book value of their stock," said Mr. Duke. "They kept the rest of their net earnings to carry on the essential )~uslness of the state. They deserve great credit for their action in this respect. "We have been readlna" too nmch only the financial headlines. The fact that 43 state banks had $675.- 000 net loss last year, and the stock- holders of the others actually paid $I,000,000 in special assessments to protect the integrity of their institu- tions and to protect their depositors, I am proud of banks that will do this." Mr. Duke sald he had frequently been asked about his policies In the department. "'They won't be in fine print," l~o said. "They'll be in blackface letters and they won't be long. Any bank that is trying to protect its depositors will find the department sympa- thetic. "But we are going to be 'rough on rats.' Any bank that doesn't pro- tect its depositors isn't going to get any of our sympathy. I am interetsed now solely from the depositors' studlmlnt." MAY 20, I~1. SANBORN TALKS ROAD, BUILDING COUNTY COMMISSIONER TELLS NF~D OF FARLY C0~fl~LETION OF HIGHWAY TO PULLMAN~ CHAMBER WORKS WITH O. A.R, County Commissioner J. B. Sanborn was present at the weekly luncheon of the chamber of commerce Satur- day, but his coming had not been heralded and he was not greeted by so many persons interested in road matters as he would have been had he been able to keep his engagement of a week earlier. Mr. Sanborn is en- thusiastically in favor of completing the eastern division of the Inland Empire highway to Pullman as early as possible and explained the im- portance of the link between this city and Pullman, He stated that about $6000 per mile would be repulred to surface the road now being graded between here and Garfield, and that $150,000 would be required to grade and surface from here south to Pull- man. He told of the permanent road fund which would be available for this work. There has been some misunder- standing regarding the assessment of abutting property for surfacing the state highway and Mr, Sanborn ex- plained that property within the three-mile zone will be assessed for the surfacing only and that the as- sessment would amount to only a competitively hernial sum. The pay- ments can be made to extend over a ten-year period if desired. Mr. Sanborn's talk was well re- ceived, giving light on, several sub- Jects which the members of the cham- ber had not before understood. W. Wolheter, representing Major Anderson Post, G. A. R., was presen~ and stated that the membership of the post had dwindled greatly and that those remaining had grown so decrepit with advancln~ year9 that it was practically impossible for them to longer assume the burden of ar- ranging for the observance of Mem- orial day, and asked that the chamlmr take the burden off their hands, at least in a measure, After some discussion as to ways and means, President Northrup /tp- pointed a committee, consisting of E. E. Boone, A. P. Murray and F. H. Ankcorn, to take the matter up with the American Legion and work out a satisfactory plan. The plan as worked out is announced elsewhere. Herd of Fawns Parade Palou~ Streets Last Saturday morning a number of Potlatch Elks passed through Pa- louse with a herd of 34 fawns-which. were being taken to Moscow for Ini- tiation into the Elks~ lod~e ~t that place. They stopped in Palouse long enough to entertain the populace with a parade, In which the 34 can- didates appeared in most astonishing costumes. As a climax Chief of Po- lice Daily arrested the entire 34 on a trumped-up charge and took them all before Justice of the Peace Kincaid~ where each was fined $1. th~ money being turned over to the Pot- latch Elks to be used in the later fee- tivities at Moscow. Saturday night 75 candidates were initiated into the mysteries of Elkdom, bringing the membership past the 1200 mark. A number of Palouse Elks were present at the initiatory exercises. CHAMPION SERIF~ AT POTIATOH Idaho Tennis Playem Will Meet at Lumber Town in ~uly. Potlatch, May 13~Definite word has just come from Walter A. Goss. sectional delegate of the United- States Lawu Tennis assoclatton, Po~t~ land, Oregon, that the Idaho stat~~'- championship will be playedat l~t- latch, Idaho, from July 4 to 9,-In~ elusive. This is the first time forhe" state championsip to be p|a~ed it Potlatch. and the fact that this dec[- sion was finally reached was due tO the strong fight put up by latch Amateur Athletic club, of' M. W. Williamson la president, The United States Lawn ~ssoclation created a championship and a championship, which was not factory, and it is expected that fore another year's championship to be played the tennis will work out either a rotation of~ ern anti'southern division,