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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC XXV, NO. 14. PALOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. JUNE 17, 1921. REAPERLvAiL ROUND TABLE CLBB MEETING. Many Visitors Were Entertained on Thursday Aftenloon, The~ last regular meeting of the i(ound T-tble club was held Thursday CITIZEN DIES AT ST.i afternoon at the: home of Mrs. W. iWolheter o,l Mohr street, dud was HOSPITAL---WAS AC- I~ CIVIC AFFAIRS---LIVED MANY YEARS. representative citizen ha:~ away in the death of \V. which occurred at Colfax Mr. Belvail had been l health for some timc, and. Was done for him that hie.d- COuld do his condition stead- Worse. As a last resort he to Colfax with the hope one of the most delightful meetings of the year. The club was called to i order by the president, Mrs. Pember- i tou, with 16 members responding to roll call with "'A Trihute to Voman." SPOKANE MEN LOCAL CHURCH VISIT PALOUSE CALLS PASTOR CALIFORNIA M.AN TO TAKE UP WORK AUGUST 1--SIXTY-FIVE NEW MEYIBERS ADDED TO THE J. K. McCORNACK AND D. W. TWOHY FIND CROP CONDITIONS OF THE BEST--THE PALOUSE ON SOUND FINANCIAL BASIS. CHURCH. ing, California, has been called to the pastorate of the local ('lu'ist%m church and will arrive here mith ,it,; family about August 1 t,) take uO the work. The (:all was exterded After an interesting business session the literary pr(igram was taken up. j .I. K, McCornack, president of tile The Rev. H. C. Siu'opshire of Corn- A review of the life of Elizabeth Bar- I'nion Securities company, Spokane, rett Browning and ~, reading entitled l tnd , t of the' Security State bank, this "The Swan's Nest;," was given by .......... Mr,: s t~'em~)erttn' ) ~rsM v~ "r~ AnkcornIcily' ann D. w. Twony, cnatrman~ ,z . ., ' ".( " .ithe board of directors of the old Na- [liSt) gave It reagling" fronq Lne poems or I . tional bank Spokane accompame(t Mrs. Browning. A number uf short ' " ' rexiews of the lives of famous Ameri- b5 D. W. Twohy. Jr., and Jay P. can ;vonlen were given i)v tneraber.~ ofGraves' .Ir., spent, a short time In Pa- solue weeks ago, but Rcv. Mr. Sllr0ll- ;shire did not care to accept unfit he I'~I~W R02tD W01tK IS H~L1) [Ji~!~AHTIH~HI bll R U//.IUI,[U/.i .......... r Commissioners Spend Cautiously--i PROVES SUCCESS 'l'ht' ~hilID;tti counIV CO]illIilE.~iOiJ- i crs have decided It) s!)end no lllOl'l'I nlouey tiffs yei~.r for new roads. Evi- dentb they have lmeded Governor ! COMMITTEE HAS MONEY IN THE ttarl's warning to county offici:tls to Sl)Olm spari ngly. i At l|le ln(~elillg of the COllnty conl- lnissiollers last ~ee]( all orii~l- of ey. alnillation was iIlade ill the lea|(or O] lhe petition of a llUlllbef" of t)alouse peoph! for ill() e,-;t:tMishulent of tile Eden Valley cenletory road. TREASURY--HILBURN, WELLS, MARSHALL AND KEIGHLEY PLAYERS MUCH ENJOYED, The Cliautauqua now ia progress tins been a sucess taken front any The col)lmissioner:~ rejected all angle. The sale of tickets has been bids on approxinlaiely $265,( ) s(i s ccossful that the committee wt!l xvorI|l of proposed road inlprov(!- h~lvc a llice surplus left for next ment ~outh of Colfax '.m(t west of )'~;~r. l,arge crowds have attended I)tlJhnp.l'l loach session of the program and the ....................... [consensus of opinion is that the W. 0. W. Planning Celebration. ! ('haut:tuqua is a permanent lustitu- Operation wouht savehi~l~ifl:, intended that h* sl u d ' an Operation on Monday. but lay his relatives and friends .'itYwere notified that he was , . I re,--,, ' t I,Alzabeth Cady Stanton ; Mzss lmm- i,,ut~ "lhe~ hastened to air" .'". ' "" '": . Iphere, Mrs. "Harrie! Becher Stowe";i 1vlng thele betor( illU 1 -~ Th.e end (,,tnl(," .~und ~ t~, ~'t[t~ r":l Mrs. I. elerson, "Helen Keller." Mrs. I[ "" ~ " :." ~ -~ - Farnham and .Mrs. ,I. B. Dudley ren-! dered a duet that was very much ap-i services wer(. held 'it I he 1 : ....~ ..... lprec~ateu' i Puesdax afternoon u the " "" "-' ' ' ,I A ,.octal hour was enjoyed after . of Spokane. i!ormer pastor program and delicious refreshments church here, con- %~ere served t)y the hostess tit club. Mrs. Lster Dailey gave a re-iluse Thursday afternoon, while on a view of l)011y Madison'8 life; Mrs. J. short tour of the Palouse country. B. Dudley, "Julia \Vard Howe"; Mrs. iThe Spoktme men had attended a Alhm Lamphere. "Mary Mot( andlmeeting of the Whitman County Bankers association at Colfax Wed- nesday evening and had visited Pull- man and Moscow Thursday before coming to Palouse. Both Mr. McCor- neck and Mr. Twohy are deeply in- teres, ted in cunditions in the Palonse country, an(l it is needless to say that they were pleased with the crop out- look. The W. O. \V. are worl:ing on iTies in Palouse, as the public by had h)oked over the fiehi. He ~ltent l/htns f(,r i*. big time during the cele-[ their splendid patronage and their the greater part of last week here bralitm lo be hehl here July 4 5 .tnd l oxpressiotis of satisfaction with the and occupied the pulpit Sunday 6. The rill'ices conllnittees are look ; P '( ra r. have placed their stamp of m rning. He was pleased with condi-in( after their parts of the progr-un.[ai)tnc)val upon the Idea of Palouse lions as lie feund them and the con- A $25 prize is 'offered for the best i il~!ttiilig the Chautauqua a permanent ~V. O. \V Ileal Oll lile Fourth antt!~:lilltl;~l event. (re(alien was pleased wittl hint He $300 will be gi,,en ;is prize:- l'ov ith-I ~I'ht? firs( day started off splendidly Ires been ill California for lliallVi ] - ~letlc s0orts, includin~ a $75 prize toland the talent was excellent. The ~eaTs, bolding ode pastorate for tenthe winner or the ball games IAl)olo Duo, musi(al artists, were bears, and has been auifornlly su(- ......................... ~votl received. A, Mather Htlburn ,an cessful in his wo,'k, lie has a pleas- Seltt to Jail for VagraltCy. impersonat(n-, furnished the big num- in( personality add is till excellol)t] A tralllp ~\'hll gave his Ililflt0 ilt~ [)ec :![ !i ~'h ~hle lnterulcill wa.~ Services. reenwood celnet.ery. ROScoe Belvail was born in I~erreman towuship, count), Illinois. Ite died at hospital, Colfax, .tune l 2. the age of 6t) years and 11 gre~J/ to ulanhlx)(l uear the birth At the age of 14 eft all orphan. On August ), he was united in marriage T.:ilbott at FreeporL, o this union was born one daughter and two daughter being called by 6, 1910. He is survived by and Iwu sons, Rosen A. and L. the Year following hi8 mar- and Mrs. Belvail moved ~o , and after a reshlenee of there ~nOved to a farm in Idaho. near Paiouse. in January. 1903. they at their holdings and move,1 e, Where the family has been since that date. was held in high es- People of this commun- e man of strict integrity spirited citizen. He wa~ )Y the community with elec- ayor and also served on the Cil and as president of the of Commerce. He was a )f the Christian church and lodg-e and ~Vo~dmen )F DEARY Placed on Lawn of Pot- h~ateur Athletic Club. Idaho. June 14. Two one weighing nine all tons and one weighing have just been placed in m the athletic ehtb lawn as al to William Dear( ~or- manager to the Pot- eOInpany, also ger~eral the Washinglon, l(l,~kho & 'ailroad. M Was well known Its ()lie nlen of the lutaber in- the COuntry. A,s general had charge of the con- Operation for over ten ergani:;tio.~ until his lumber and railroad and the towns of Potlatch lyer Were built under his ' He Possessed a forceful and was for 15 years ae- the industries of which h~iv~ been Perpetuate his memory from the side of Elk mountain uear Elk )' They have been ex- elements for centuries. ately been ~)ossible to ob- due to the com~truc- railroad near their fence they have been will be set in. the "In memm:tam ~try ,. Day at I. E. Church. day progTam was giv.. E. church last Sunday. Program was given by department and was ex- Miss Helen Dasch, JOhnson and Mrs. H. A. the program. The chH) guests were Mrs. Charles I)elepine, Mrs. Robert Thompson. Mrs. Edward Burelson. Mrs. P. M. Green, Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Mrs. B. M. Schick. Mrs. Charles Farnsworth, Mrs. M. D MePherson and Mrs. H F. Smith MANY WESTERN STATES AGAINST OISGRIMINATION Long' and Short Haut of Transp*orta- tion Act Under Controversy-- Palou~ Sends Protest. A convention 1.'-; UOW being held in Salt Lake ~it.~ for the purpose of conlbating unfair discrimination be- tween coast cities and inland towns in railroad rates. Some years ago the railroads fixed a rate for the western commerce, taking the rate to coast eitie~ qs a basis. For instance, they established a tale from New York to Seattle, using Seattle as a distribut-- ing minl: lllen freight rates to Spo- kane w(mhl be tile New York-Seattle rate plu~ the rate from Seattle to Spokane. This gave the~coast cities an advantage over the iulaud cities iria~mucb as the Seattle merchani had :~ ~n,aller freight rate to reckon with iv fixing his prices than the Spokane laerchant had. Conse- quently Seattle merchants could of- fer their commodities at a less price than could the Spokane merchants. Spokane. after years of hard ef- fort, succeeded in obtaining a read- justment of freight rates so that com- modities brought here or sent front here would not I)e handicapped by a grettter rate than the commodities ot competitors on the coast. Now the railroads are trying to se- cure a ree~tablishmen~ of Ihe former schedule, against which efforts in.- land towns and cities are protest{ng. The chambcr of commerce of Palouse drafted resolutions last week to be presented to the interstate commerce commission, protesting ngainsl the proposed rates. These resolutions were sent to the Spokane chamber nf commerce and they have presented them. with others, lO the Salt Lake City convention. The convention Monday night sent a telegram to the interstate commerce emnmission asking that if the car- riers make application, as they have indicated, to reduce transcontinental rates without corresponding read- justments to interstate points, that hearings be held before members of the commission at Salt Lake, Spo- kane. Helena, Mont.: Baker City, Ore.: Reno. Nev.: Phoenix. Ariz., and San Bernardlno. Cal. The convention also adopted a res- olution directed to Congress calling for the repeal of section 15-A of the transportation act calling for the fix- ture of rates to yield the carrters 5 to 6 per cent on their aggregate val- ues. The resolution alleges that this statute "has resulted tn the levying of rates which have stifled commerce and prevented the free movement of compettition of commoditie~." Protest was registered against the assumption of Jurisdiction by the in- terstate commerce commission over matters relating to Interstate rates. Mr. McCornack, whose judgment el crop conditions in the Palouse ls based on 21 years spent in Pa- louse, and a close observing of condi- tions since leaving here. stated to a Republic representative that the crop prospects are as fine as he ha,~ ever r, een at this season of the year, ttl- !though there is, of course, always a chance for continued heat and hot; winds to cut the yield somewhat late in June or early in July, With a good yield, Mr. McCornack stated, the crop is certain to bring a vast sum of money into the Palouse country com- munities. There is some misconcep- speaker. His family consists of the:, wife and one daughter He w'lli (:lose] his work in California early in July add the family will drive through IoI Palouse. The ~eries ~f lneetings couductcd at the Christian church by Rev. H. E. Wilhite, ewmgelist, and P. O. Gate(. singer, closed Sunday /tight. Sixty- five persons united with the church durtng the meetings and 1he attend- anee was good throughout. The crowds was especially large Sin,day night, the large building being filled to capacity. Rev. Wllhite spoke ou 'Mother, Home anti Heaven." Each ~ion, however, the Spokane man sta!- ~d, in regard to the profit which th~ person was presented with a t'Iower on entering the house, alld itl one (:;oi) will bring lO the individual farmer. People are prone to forget t hat the summer fallow on which the fall wheat was sown and the seeding iisdlf, carries the high cost that pre- vailed throughout 1920, when the price of labor and seed was at the very rap. This will materially de- crease the farmer's proflt on the crop, but will not shrink the amount of money that the crop will bring into the con/muntty and which will find i!s way into all channels of busi- ness. Gener'd conditions, Mr. McCor- t~ack stated, are better, in that the ~traln and stress of the early days of readjustment are passed, bankers and (rosiness people generally having ad- lusted their afairs to a great extent. The world, he says, is sick, however, ;,nd Is convalescing, but time will be required and the recovery wtll be gradual. No really prosperous times, nationally speaking, can be expected until there is a readjustment of world finance. Along this line, Mr. McCornack stated, it is Impossible for an individual to prosper, tn the true sense of the word, unless the community ts prospering and his ef- fort aiding in the prosperity of oth- ers. This appltes generally, no state being truly prosperous unless the oth- er states of the nation ar~ prosperous :rod no nation being on a sound basis of prosperity unless the other na- tions of the world are prosperous. As individuals, communities, states and nations, we are Interdependent, Mr. McCornack stated, and are shirking a~. citizens If we do not recognize our re,~ponslbiltties one toward the other. Until the farmer, the laborer, the buMnes. man, realizes hls duty, one inward the other, there ean be no permanent prosperity. When all are enjoying reasonable prosperity and each individual considering the wel- fare of the other along with his own welfare, eondition~ are at their be~t. best. Mr. McCornack stated that no com- munit.v with which he is familiar is comine~ through the readJustmeut ! nerlod tn better condition than Pa-] louse, where speculation during the ~ertod 'of inflation was limited. Wins Suit Against County. A, verdict for $25,000 damagesl against Whitman coun'ty was award~! ed to Mrs. Howe. whose husband was. killed in an accident on the state road near Steptoe. The court held l that the county was culpable in that,' the county commissioners neglectedi to repMr the highway. A motion has been made for a new trial. County officials believe that Whitman county will never pay the damages. point in the services these [lowers were waved in unison by the crowd. the sight heing ~ most beautiful on(,. The evangelists left Monday for Moscow, idaho.' where they were to conduct a service Monday night, go- lug"from there to the Nez Perce corm- try to hold meetings. EIOHTH GRADERS GET DIPLOMAS Tekoa Girl Has Highest Average-- Riparia Students All Pass. Kathleen lIender~on.of Tekoa se-- cured tile highest standing :is au eighth grader in the county in the re- cent eighth grade state examination. She made a total of 861 points in the nine subjects covered by the exam- ination, an average of 95 '_)-3 points for each subject. The Riparia district leads all oth- er,% with every pupil passing the ex- amination with a general average of 93.8 per cent for. every subject. Those that passed in the vicinit~ of Palouseare: District 65 Florence Meeks;. district 32. Vernon Lewis, Vernon Trimble; district 7. Dallas Hill, Gladys Hill, Preston Hill. Fay Sheppard; district 9, Margaret Day, Edna Langdon, Wlnifred Zesiger, Glenn Andrew. Chit(on Bittick. Fay Carroll. Robert Gritman, Glen Harper and Vivian Wade. The next examination will be held at the high school building In Palouse for students in this vicinity Wage War on Weeds Now. Ira Long, who has been appointed by the Farm Bureau as official weed eradicator in the vicinity of Palouse, has asked Tim Republic to call atteno ties to the fact that noxious weeds should be gotten rid of before they go to seed tie gladly offers his assist- ance in case all', one has weeds that he does not know how to deal with, Hy virtue of his position he has the right |o call on the county agent for ally inform:ilion pertaining to weed eradication. Watchman on Duty All Night, ~The city council has readjusted the schedule for the policemen of thi~ city. Frank t)aily is now on duty ;from noon to midnight Frauk Har- per then goes mr. and .remains until noon giving the town police service day and night. Take Trip to Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. George Hill and Mr, and Mrs. Ellis Pisher I~ft the early part of the week for Portland and other points in Oregon. They expect to be gone for some time. |{ol)erl P(itts Vtas st,/lle1c~!d ~tl ;.~iI d'|ys il~ jait for vagrancy lasl l,'ridliy by Judge Kincaid. lie had been Ioi- t0ring around town, bog(lug, for sev- eral days aud was ordered by Marshal l)aily Io leuve tows. with tvhich orde:. he did not coInply. PROSPECTS FOR WHEAT OROP ARE EXCELLENT Crops in Washinffton Will Be Above Average~Report for U. S. Pre- - dict Crop Below Normal. The .Jttne l (',I'~)l) /epIWL tor \Vasl~ hi(son as issued by G..q. Gra5 of th~ feder;tl bureao Of crop ostiuia~es forc- casts ~t total wheat production con- siderably larger than That (,t~ last yea/" ~Lnd an oat crop solaewhal 511/allel. than thai grlJwli ill [tJZU. ~Viilt0r wheat-----Winter wheat a Washing[oil on Jtllle 1 was '.~6 l~e~'] ~cenL o[ norm(d, indicating a yi,?hi ,) 27.5 bushels per "tere. Th ],0h5 ttl),)] acre~ for harve:n this year' :(re e:x-] pecetd to l)roducc ,'.';L790,000 bl_tsii-i I cl.q u:-' c,nt[)ared with 20.120.000 busheh~ in 1.q :: (t itnd '20.4'] S .0{t0 bushels in 1919. Spring wheat ---The area so~*,'ll It) spring wbeat this year i3 1.2-t6,uu,, acres, or 8:1 per cen[ of the 1920 acre- age. On June 1 lhe average condi- tion of the spring wheat crop was 9!.. Indicating a yiehl of 17.3 tmuhel~ per acre and a total production of 21-. 543.000 bushels. In 1920 lhe 1.501 i}1)0 acres of ~l)ring wiles[ produce,] [ 7.~,G2.0O0 busile]s while ill [it I., 1.398,000 acres prod(iced 1.~.~7/.0fu, bushels. -\][ \\'|lt'Hl ']'|l~} C(~l'l[.l'IIC,I al'l't!:i~'t" of winter :i fill spl'ilt~ wheal lhis vet,; IS ..... ") '{')].t)tJ{I) [Ic[u-~: it5; C(lll/t%ilrl'(l 9,;il~l "~, {2} .1))" :!t'I'O}l ,I) 1.~)[:0 i!ll(l aIl evt,l" age of 2, acres for the past 1 ) years. The totat wheat production this year. as indicated by the June .' conditions is 51,3.qJ,000 hushei::.. against 37,9~2,oo0 bus]~els ill ]92o itllCI all average i)ruduction of 42. t2g.t, 0o bushels for tile I)aSt l0 year~ The crol) for the entire (;ll]'t0tl States. however, is not so good. Th, Tuesda) lhe Margaret Reynolds corn '.q't c(mipany appeared In tho af- ter~ooa :t~ the musical attraction am! .Mrs .Tayhlr Z .Marshall, an ln- ~piratioual !ccturer ,gave an excel- iet,.~ ~:dt~ on "l,evers That Move the World" At night the Margaret Reyo ltl}]t]s colill:any preluded James A. I~ura~,. wh(i,e lecture, "Remaking the Keniuct.:) Mmlntaineer," was at once in~],~r:,~i~,nal and educational . ~n ~Vedoesd'ty afternoon Richard l'i..'~-~ ( '~tltil,bell, the western James \Vhi~toalb l~iley, gave ,a repertoire ,ff exvellenl readings of his own eom- p(/sltion altd at night the Keighley New York players appeared in the ,9omedy, "It Pays to Advertise." xx hivh was a screanl from start to fin i.qi. (in Th~tl'sday tile audience was en- (f.'rL:tined ill the afternoon by a con- c(,r! given by the Valda Four, a male quartet mad at night Carveth Wells. ;~hose lecture on a "Trip Through the J 0ngle," was purely educational. Friday the entire day's program ~\ ~l! be given by "Witopskie's concert occ, hestra and Ollve McCormick, not- ed coloratura soprano. The ,!unior Chautauqua, which Is h3 t~,~t tue~ns [twea k factor in a suc- ceu~.ful Chautauqua, was directed by Mi.~s Helen Brown .a charming young !ady who cumes from the Oregon unl- versily at Portland. For Friday at 10 o'clock she has planned a parade of the Jun~or Chautauqua. .\It,as [~ills had the direct manage- meat of the Chautauqua and proved herself to be an excellent business ~'onlan. Meyer.Bricker, I.i~st Sunday at noon a pretty wed- diu~ wa: s,fiemnized at the home of Mr. and :Mrs. George A Gregory when Mr:~ Gregory'~ mother. Mrs. Meyer, of ~]poka/le, wa:~~ married to J. W. Bri(:k(,r or Tekoa. The impressive l'll]:~ e(,rt~lnony was performed by Rev. ~]r. SIn'opshirc nf the Chrlstian church nf Palouse. Geneva Gregory, graudduu~bter of the bride ,was ring be;trer. After the ceremony a wed- ,ling dinner w~.~ served to the eight gtleUts ot MI':~ Gregory. Mr. and Mrs. l;rieker will reside at Tekoa, where h(, i.~; telegraph operator for the O.-W. ;: & N ralh'oad. crop i)f the entire collntrv, tltken :t~ a wl ule, seem~ ,,)~e t,e~o~v the :,v~ r ],Linotype Operator Visits 01d Home, . , ~ - ,, Ipl ~'1 tl tishm-ul WhO has been agL. aecor(llllg t tile tel h~,.: ; P.!< rv ..... port: tm!ph,yt'd so hmg as linotype operator 1 ~ ~I O It( ofhce le[t a few, \Vinter wheat }u ttu, i ~i.e, .qla: - [ ' '~ ' " ' '- - : '" . " dropged tTom :l~ average couditim ,,~ days a;.o for his boyhood home at S.S on .\lay .t t,) 77.9 on June 1. indi- Menemone. Wisconsin. Mr. Harsh- ea!,ing a total I~r~)dnclit)n of 573,19(;- man oxl)ects to be gone the greater 000 hllstlelS as conlpllred with Ih~] p:/rl tq" the SUlltlner. May estimate of g29,287,i)0P trashy!,{ ............. and 577 :i;:~, 0u~l lmsheh~ grown i~ QO;: IS ~BOlql to ~Ir. and Mrs. ~k~ra. 19')0, ~ Word ha.; oeen received here by F. The area t,t" sl)rH1K wiles( drorm,,,] fronl 19,419 ,,,,,, acres in 192C'to 15- 023.1100 aerc.~ this sea~(Ht The ,luu,., l condition of 9:'.4 forec::~q~ : ere" of "5].2~;9.00b bushels t(:, v,;mp:,~'e,., with 2|19.265:00t~ bushels l~,:~t ye~,r The eonlbined acre(we tff wlnrt~r and sItr[ng wheat lhis season 19, L~,. 744,000 acres as eOlnl)./red wiltl f,7. 1"32.000 ;:eres m 192~ and an avet~,~e of 57,.~73.000 acres for the five-year period, 1.tla-I919 Tt~e total prodm'- tion is placed at .,.9.48a 000 l}ushe~s as compared with 797.128,000 b~lsh- els in 1920 and 831,000,000 bushels. the average for 1915-1919. II Ankcorn and J. C. Northrup, the :'e~'I,ecliv(~ I'd.hers of Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Avl:c,,rn. that a son had been born ~o ca~ ~a~n and Mrs. Ankcorn. Cap- /&'_i~ ,.iiP, corl:l is with the army of oc- ,,