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VOL. XXXVI,, No. 17. Price $1.50 Per Year. ARLINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 19,,4. Consolidated With Arlington Chronicle, April 3, 1915. MASONS HONOR PAST MASTERS Arlington Lodge 129, F. & A. M. observed its second annual Past Masters' Night Wednesday even- ing, the function being attended by a concourse of members and visiting brothers which filled every chair in Robertson's hall. Following a banquet at 6 o'clock the Lodge convened and a degree team composed of past masters conferred the Master Mason's de- gree on two candidates. Later vis- iting brothers were caller on and responded with brief addresses, visitors being present from wide- ly distributed p.oints including tIawaii, Wisconsin, Oregon and other states. The past masters of Arlington Lodge present, with the .years in which they occupied the chair, were : Nell Brown, 1906; C. H. Tracy, 1911; A. H. Moll, 1912; Albert Johnson, 1914-15; A. M. Wendell, 1918; E. E. Mose, 1919-20; H. D. Dunn, 1921; R. W. Robinson, 1922. Members who were past mast- ers of other lodges: W. F. Martin, C. W. Haskins. Visiting past masters: R. H. Cady, E. O. White and others. Each past master present was presented with a ribbon badge let- tered in gold as a memento of the occasion. HIGH SCHOOL HAS MUSEUM AMBITION Desires Loan of Varied Line of Specimens--Glass Cases to Be Provided and Specimens Prop- erly Labeled and Cared For-- Plan Outlined. By ARCHIE ERICKSON For too long a time our High School has been a place just where every one went to and from . ctaases...:ev;eryrdy llfe of our boys and girls should mean much their should have ready material on hand so that they could read about it and see it so as to form lasting im'presmons. To do any- thing other than what is being done, the people in this communi- ty must help promote this one big idea. If the High School is to be the center of interest in the communi- ty (as it should be) every parent and friend must help. The Science department at the school has started a museum that will grow for all time. It is small now, but each yedr specimens of natural history, biology, chemis- try and physics will be added so that in five years a reference room may be had displaying every conceivable thing. Glass show cases will be made so that specimens will never be handled and be always under lock and key. The interest shown by the pupils is remarkable: but their ,power of bringing things will be governed by their parents. It is then, of you, we ask help in establishing a museum that will surpass any collection held by any high school or even small- er colleges. We ask you for specimens un- der these conditions: The dpart- ment wishes you to loan any trophy, relic, garment, ,piece of furniture that you may have to them for safe keeping. It will be properly labeled so that at any time you need this property it will be returned. Everyone knows that in all homes some old piece of clothing worn during Civil war times, or European native costumes are stored away for moths to eat. What good do these things do you or any one else hidden from view? The High School is the communi- ty's treasure chest for education- al things. Make it a worth while chest. These things are eagerly sought --have you any of them? Old time rifles!, revolvers, knives, old country types of shoes, clothing, head dresses, old money, minerals, skeletons, fos- sils, old papers, books, animal skins, Alaska specimens, insects, shells and so on, are desired. These things are in safe keep- ing and are just .put on display for reference work to pupils and a thing of interest to the commu- nity. The museum organization will be of great importance to the pu- pils itself. A regular staff will be elected to carefully see that every case is locked, kept clean and neatly arranged for display. This is a position of responsibility and a valuable training. The com- mittee in charge will exchange bi- WILEY FARM SOLD R, J. Wiley has sold his 25- acre farm at the south city lim- its to Mrs. Gina Hamilton of Stanwood, taking in trade a mod- ern residence in that town. The deal included the stock and equip- ment on the Wiley place, about $16,000 being involved. Mrs. Ham- ilton takes possession at once, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley moving to Stanwood. The deal was made through the Gilbert Anderson agency which also reports the sale of the Hagen house and two lots, 708 Dunham, to Bert Smiley who purchases same as an investment, having leased the house to Mr. Ander- son. GEN, FUND LEVY OUT: SCHOOL TAX REDUCED The State Equalization Com- mittee, which wiped out the 1 3-4 mill general fund tax levy and cut 4-100 of a mill off the state school levy at its meeting last week, found the reduction in the school tax was possible because approximately $50.000 was left on hand in the school fund and next year's anticipated revenues will run much higher than those of the present year. An increase of approximately $40,000,000 in the equalized value of taxable property in the state also was re- ported. The state school fund levy raises sufficient to provide an educational fund of $20 per cen- sus child. State Superintendent Josephine Corliss Preston has just reported the last school cen- sus shows 397,289 children of school age in this state, an in- crease of 12,000 over 1923. A, H, S, RELAY TEAM WINS FINE TROPHY Meyer, Thomson, MeQuesten and Preston Granite Trophy Now Is of School. The Arlington High School Re- lay team walked away with the trophy at the Granite Falls fair last Saturday. This trophy, a fif- ty dollar silver cup, offered by Dean Plants, secretary of the Fair Association, having been won twice before by the Arlington four, is now the permanent prop- erty of the school. The relay race was run by Fred Meyer, Rudie Thomson, Clarence Preston and Lynn McQuesten. The team was accompanied by Coach and Mrs. Halleck. The first football game of the season will be held on the local grounds next Friday against the Mt. Vernon eleven. ATTEND I, O, O, F, DISTRICT MEETING Andrew Hovik and H. S. Stev- enson, who attended the semi- annual meeting of District No. 6, I. O. O. F., held at Monroe last Saturday, report a,very interest- ing gathering with 150 delegates present. During the afternoon session of- ficers were elected, Mr. Hovik be- ing chosen district president, John Robbins of Monroe vice- president, O. D. Wilson secretary and Gee. Taylor treasurer. The prizes in the various con- tests were won as follows: Pen- nant for best attendance, Lowell 125; cup for most proficient de- livery of charge, Ebey 104; ban- ner for largest gain in member- ship, Arlington 127, which won for the third consecutive time, thus becoming owner of the ban- ner. The open meeting iff the even- ing was reported as being unusu- ally interesting. ological specimens for specimens not secured here but found else- where. Such asthe correspond- ence committee will converse with schools all over the Unitec States stating what we have to trade for specimens we want. Brilliant corals we want from Cuba, flcwers from Maine, Ju- niper leaves from California, fos- sils from Wyoming for which we will trade the rare forms of al- gae growing in our salt waters flowers from our mountains and SO 0n. The project is large and well worth developing. At any time phone the High School during school days, or on week" ends phone Archie Erickson, Science instructor, at his home 17F24. A, H, S, GRADS OFF TO COLLEGES AND THE U, A goodly number of the 1924 graduates Of the A. H. S. will this fall enter the higher institutions of learning to better prepare themselves for definite careers. Among those who will register at the University of Washington which opens October 1st are: Har- riette Smith, Mabel Gay, Doris Marsh, Aagot Fjarlie, Anna Lun- num, Knut Lunnum, James Stev- er and Thoralf Storwick. To the State College: Enoch Larson, Chester Hevly and Allan deSoucy. Other local students continuing their courses at Pull- man are: Alfred Palmer, Bob Wal- lis. Lindsay Smith and Chick Un- derwood. Oregon Agricultural College: Bern Reese, Milton Furness and Wm. McDougal. Bellingham Normal: Lena Rea- vis, Lorene Foss, Dolly Furness and Agnes Ottem. Miss Millicent Van Namee will continue her course in that school. Einar Botten goes to the Augs- burg seminary at Minneapolis. GETS 6-POUND SILVER SALMON ON DRY FLY Bill Fahey, our premier fly fisherman, hooked and landed a six-pound Silver salmon the first of the week while angling in the Stillaguamish near Silvana. The remarkable feature of the feat was the hooking and landing of a fish of this size while using a No. 10 dry fly, not to mention the unusual incident of a Silver sal- mon rising to a fly lure. SLIGHT CHANGE IN TOWN HALL SPECIFICATIONS At a specially called meeting of the city council Wednesday even- ing it was decided to eliminate the corner entrance to the library and substitute a plMndoor near the corner. everal ladies interest- resent and consented to the change on condition that the li- brary be provided with a separate entrance. All councilmen were present, Mr. Sessoms presiding in the ab- sence of Mayor Verd, who was ill. Contractor Jensen is making good progress on the structure, the cement walls having been car- ried up to the ground level and the forms for the superstructure being practically completed. ADDED TO STAVE STRING Olaf Stave has purchased the Marysville Garage located at the southwest corner of the principal intersection in that city and will take charge of same next week, adding another to the State fami- ly's growing string of automotive institutions, now located in Arl- ington, Silvana, Stanwood, Mon- roe, Sedro-Woolley and Marys- ville. We are sure Olaf will give Marysville motorists up-to-date and efficient service. SOFT SPOT IN N. F. ROAD Some difficulty has been ex- perienced by motorists in nego- tiating the mo.qt recently regrad- ed portion of the North Fork road at Cicero which was made soft by protracted rains. Grad- mg now is about completed and Supervisor Conners states that gravel will be applied just as rapidly as possible. LOCAL PRIZE WINNERS AT GRANITE FALLS Among local people winning prizes at the Snohomish County Fair, Granite Falls, were: Fancy Work, Mrs. Olaf Remmen, Sil- vana; Canned fruits, Mrs. M. Engebretsen ; Apples, Andrew Nord; Pears, Zenas Farrington Jersey Cattle, Floyd Heaven, two firsts, a second and a third; Po- tatoes, M. Engebretsen; Sugar Beets, C. Verner Walblom; Rhu- barb, Cabbage, Beans, Squash, Mrs. William Bassett, R. 2, Arl- ington. Miss Thelma Peterson, who is a student at the Metropolitan Business College, Seattle, will pend the coming week-end with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blair return- ed Wednesday evening from a pleasure trip to their former home at Toppenish. Mrs. W. J: Brounty is enter- taining this afternoon a few close friends, Mrs. Jessie Wilson, Mrs. J. J. Gooch, Mrs. N. F. Madsen Mrs. Mary Chalmers, Miss Myrtle Major and Mrs. W. W. Woods. Miss Garnet Kernaghan was in Seattle Tuesday evening. SKETCH OF THE Rev. Robert H. All newly assigned pastor local :)! Methodist Episcopal rch, has had 18 years' exper in the ministry, servmg p'rates in Oregon, Washingtond Mon- tana. His last chargiwas with the Renal Park chur;.0f- which he was pastor for onod a half years. He entered -t ":ministry when 22 years old. *al) Mr. and Mrs. All poth are graduates of Univer- REV. ROBERT School of Theology, Ore- gon, in which Mrs. took special instruction. Rev. Allen terested in making factor in all lines development, he having specialized in: modern program of christi ucation through Sunday sls and Young PeoPle's Mr. Allen is a braska but has for 20 years. Mrs. daughter of a pione the Methodist many years prairies of Kansas. In a letter to O. A. OlSon, dat- ed Sept. 15, A. C. Morgan tells of the itrip of himself rand" A. V. Nicks to Camp Perry, Ohio, where they are participating in the Na- tional Rifle matches as members of the Washington Civilian team. Excerpts from the letter follow: "Nicks and I stayed in Seattle Friday night and met four more men at the Union station the next morning at 9:30. It was just twenty minutes to train time when we got there and Lt. Roberts met us, notifying me that since Capt. Haynes of Yakima was at the last moment declared ineligible for the team I was appointed team captain for the year. "We arri,ed here in Camp Per- ry in time for breakfast the morning of Sept. 3rdand received instruction as a team until Satur- day, the 6th, when they allowed us to do our first actual firing. We've been firing every day since then excepting Sundays. "Everything so far has gone fine and we hope to place fairly well up the list when the last match -is finished October 1st. "I mentioned that six of us left Seattle together. We picked up two more men in Yakima and two in Pasco, so ten of us came all the way from Washington to- gether. "The actual matches started today (the 15th) and though no one of us is making world's rec- ords, each man's score totaled in- to a team score is showing up fine. Chance to Get Fine Rifles '2 have a chance to get here the finest rifle in the world at rock-bottom lrices. This specially- selected National' Match rifle with improved bolt action, can't be beat and sells for a few cents over $32. In the Leech Cup match at 800 yards this morning I got seven consecutive shots in a ten- inch group with it. "I can also get the .22 calibre Winchester,, Model 52, for $38, which is considerably below the retail price. "This is what I want to know: How many are there in the club who want to save $10 or $15 and get a National Match rifle for $32? How many want Winchesters? "I can get anything here at wholesale, but it is necessary for the boys who want guns to let me know at once and send the net price. Expenses such-as express can be adjusted later." Note: Any person desiring to have Mr. Morgan secure one of these rifles should notify O. A. Olson and leave with him the pur- chase price. GROWS FINE BEETS C. Verner Walblom reports that his ll-acre beet field at Traf- ton promises a heavy yield de- spite the fact that he planted some three weeks later than other growers. Mr. Wallblom had a fine exhibit of sugar beets at the Granite Falls fair, which took the blue ribbon and with other ex- hibits, will be sent to the Puyallup fair. THE BIG MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON Under the auspices of the Young People's Society of the Lutheran church of Arlington the famous violinist, Mr. Skovgaard, will appear in a concert given at the Lutheran church Saturday the 18th of October, 8:30 p. m. He is accompanied by Madam Skov- gaard. A prominent critic says of the latter: "Beauty, grace, ease of presence, wonderful technique, full command of each number, ability to bring from the piano every ounce of volume natural, or on the other hand, to play the daintiest passages with a touch as light as that of fairy fingers, proves Madam Skovgaard to be mistress of the piano." Of the violinist, Mr. Skovgaard, it will suffice to say that he has played before King Christian of Denmark, King Oscar of Sweden, King Haakon of Norway and Em- peror Wilhelm of Germany, as brilliant an array of auditors as were ever entetrtained. Such is the talent to appear in the con- cert the 18th of October. FATHER FITZGERALD GOES TO MT, VERNON Father Fitzgerald preached his Much regret is expressed that Father Fitzgerald's work here is ended. Never in the history of the church has it had such prosperity and growth. In 1916 when Rev. Fitzgerald came to Arlington mass was said in an old building facing on French avenue and which previously had stood over- looking the town where the Frank Hausafus residence now stands. The present church edifice and social hall are a monument to the labors of Father Fitzgerald and the members of his parish. Also the church attendance has in- creased almost ten times, many coming regularly from Darring- ton and Stanwood to the services. LOCAL BRIEFS Mrs. Frank Vanderho0f was pleasantly surprised by a number of friends Tuesday afternoon, the occasion bbing her birthday. Re- freshments were served. Marion Thomas reports the sale yesterday of his building on Railroad avenue, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker, to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Taylor. The consid- eration was $3,500. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will take up their residence thtre as soon as Mr. Baker can find other quarters. Mrs. Iver Furness and daught- ers of Norman, were guests of Mrs. A. deSoucy on Wednesday. Mrs. Nettle Stoffer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Barr, has leased the Barr dairy farm at Trafton to Charlie Wood of Getchell for a period of three years. Mr. Wood with his wife and two children has already mov- ed onto the place. Mr. and Mrs. Stoffer will probably live in Ever- ett, but their plans are unsettled. Mrs. Zenas Farrington and Mrs. Hilda Ottinger are entertaining a few friends at an all day quilting bee at the home of the former tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Mary Chalmers and her granddaughter, Miss Kathleen Mc- Cuaig of Toronto, who have been guests of the former's sister, Mrs. Jessie Wilson, for the past three months, will depart for their home in Canada this coming Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. White, their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Austin White, and child ar- rived Monday from Honolulu for an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gray. Rev. W. J. Rule reports having become settled in his new charge at Coupeville. He states that the parsonage is very comfortable and that the church has a sub- stantial membership. Mrs. C. J. Murphy an,d Miss Kate Pearl returned Friday from their trip to Pacific Beaci and Hoquiam. CLUBMEN HEAR A NOTABLE ADDRESS ON EDUCATION Diners at Congregational Church Welcome New Methodist Pastor and Bid Farewell to Father Fitzgerald.Dean Bolten',s Inspiring Address on Education. The Men's Club of the Congre- gational church started its sched- ule for the season with an enjoy- able dinner and an excellent pro- gram Tuesday evening. The prin- cipal speaker was Dean Fredrick E. Botton, of the University of Washington, who delivered a not- able address on "Education for Citizenship." The president of the club, Prin- cipal Ward S. Bowman, welcomed the new Methodist pastor, Rev. R. H. Allen, who spoke briefly on his first impressions in Arlington. The importance of a high school education was emphasized in an interesting address by Father W. G. Fitzgerald, who has been trans- ferred to the Mt. Vernon parish. On behalf of the club, the sec- retary, Rev. J. F. Dunstan, bade a hearty farewell to Father Fitz- gerald, pointing out that the lat- ter had been the principal speaker at the first dinner which the club held four years ago. In a glowing tribute to Father Fitzgerald's broad minderness, the speaker pleaded for a continuahce of the spirit 02' tolerance and community unity that has been such a pleas ant characteristic of this town. In the course of his address, Dean' Bolton said, in 'part: Our task in all grades of school is to develop large, broad-minded ideals of citizenship. It is a more difficult task than to train to skill and technique. But in the world of civilization, one genuine leader with power to marshal the forces of nature and human skill and direct them to efficient ser- vice in the interest of humanity, will mean more than a thousand hands with skill alone. This task will mean the utili- zation of every means of group activity in the school that the plastic youth may become accus- tomed to organization and also the selection of factors in the curri- culum that shall stimulate, direct and promote citizenship. It may not be amiss to call attention to the great group of social and civic studies as a means of promoting these ends. The ideal of efficien- cy must be supplemented by the ideal of service. Vocational training must be- come thoroughly established and maintained. The man without a regular vocation in which he is reasonable efficient is a danger- pus man. The nation without in- dustrial vigor and efficiency is a decadent nation. Every man ought to have a means of liveli- hood. Every nation must encour- age the handicrafts, trade and commerce and secure efficiency in all of them. But are these all and are they most fundamental? Is there not danger that the ideal of efficiency in gainful occupa- tions may crowd out all other ildeals and its dominance mean danger? Efficiency in gainful occupations unmodified by high- er ideals means selfishness and sordidness. Mere efficiency may crowd out all opportunity for fos- tering the development of altru- ism and of the finer sentiments contributory to it. ARUNGTON BOYS State College, Pullman, Sept. 22. --About 2500 students will fill the college this year when the first tests are over. Coach Exen- dine is getting his Cougar squad in trim for the coming season. Prospects look fair for the season in spite of its only being the sec- ond season ,that the eastern coach has had to get the lineup in fight- ing trim. College classes began this morning. "Chick" Underwood is out for college football and his chances look good for the big football let- ter. Underwood is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Alfred Palmer is majoring in Agriculture. I am taking the science and arts course, writing for the Cougar's Paw magazine, and pledged Phi Delta Theta fraternity when I was here last fall. Lindsay Smith is taking elec- trical Jengineering. One of the big dairy barns burned from unknown reason dur- ing the smmer season. The total loss was put at $25,000. The weather is fast getting the fall flavor and the endless yellow fields of stubble do not make one feel at home. Was on a trip into the Snake river with some college friends yesterday. Was very interesting to see the badgers at work, also to see the orchards around the river itself. A grade that is nine miles long takes one from the upper bench to the water level of the stream. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH "The Joy of Discovery" will be the subject of Rev. J. F. Dun- stan's sermon in the Congrega- tional Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Two anthems will be rendered by the Girls' choir, un- der the direction of Miss Talitha Ensley. In the evening service at 7:30 the sermon topic will be "Our Higher Loyalty." Mr. J. Boyd Ellis will be the soloist. Principal Ward S. Bowman is superintenlent of a Senior Sun- day SchooL, for young people of high school age and over, which meets in the main auditorium at 9:45 a. m. The Junior Sunday school assembles at the same hour under leadership of Mr. F. L. Bloxham. The superintendent of the Pi'imary Department is 'Mrs. A. T. Beath. Mrs. Dunstan has charge of a Beginners' Class, to which mothers are invited to send little ones between three and five years of age. Thursday at 7:30 is "Church Night." Special "Rally Day" ser- vices will be held morning and evening on Sunday, October 5. Mexico has nothing on us in the line of bull fights except in the fact that south of the staked plains these events are soxnewhat more formal and one pays admis- sion to see them. Another dis- tinction is that in the land of chili concarne the matadore braves el tore beneath the admir- ing gaze of dark-eyed senoritas and to the accompaniment of ban- zias from an innumerable multi- tude. In our case all is very in- formalin lone-handed game--in- xteed resolving itself into an exhibition of the primal instinct of the genus homo to save its ba- con in such emergencies. But to the story: Last Tuesday Oscar Berton of the Ivy Rock Dairy was suddenly attacked by a large Jersey bull while leading the animal from the pasture to the barn. At the first onslaught Berton was knocked down, the animal charging him from the rear while being led by a long chain. Berton, who is ,physically able to take care of himself in most emergencies, regained his feet and there ensued a desperate but unequal struggle between man and beast, continuing for a quar- ter of an hour and covering a half acre of ground. The animal fin- ally got Berton down on his back and stood over him trying tO gore him in the breast but only suc- ceeded in inflicting bruises, the extreme inward curvature of the horns probably saving Berton's life. While in the position men- tioned Berton managed to get hold of the ring in the animals nose and thus protected himself until help arrived. At this juncture his perilious position was discovered by 1VIiss Virginia Berton who gave the alarm. Ben Berton, brother of Oscar, and another man went to the rescue, managing to gain con- trol of the infuriated animal by use of a bull hook. In addition to numerous severe bruises Mr. Berton was gored in the leg, receiving quite a severe flesh wound. He is reported to be i'apidly recovering from the har- rowing experience and with char- acteristic grit insisted on handl- ing the animal again next day. Ben says, however, that if Oscar insists on being a matadore he wishes he would get some one else to act in the capacity of pic- ador. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Trexler left this morning for Portland, Ore., where they will attend the funeral of Mr. Trexler's aunt. From Portland they will proceed to Salem and visit his sister be- fore returning home.