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VOL. XXXVI,, No. 18 Price $1.50 Per Year. ARLINGTON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1924. Consolidated With Arlington Chronicle, April 3, t915. STATEMENT AS TO EFFECT OF 40-MI LL TAX LIMIT BILL Mr Martin Holds That It Would Result in Making Up Large Deficit by Special Local Levies, Would Largely Reduce State and County Aid to Education and Place Our School Financing Back Where It Was Thirty Years Ago. (By W. F. MARTIN, Supt. of Arl- ington Schools) Editor Arlington Times: Applying the discussion of the 40-mill tax limit bill to the Arl- ington Consolidated District, you will find the following conditions: 1923 Proposed Levy Limit State tax .. 14.4 mills 5 Mills County tax 20.7 mills 10 Mills Town tax .14.0 mills 15 Mills School tax 20.1 mills 10 Mills Total ...69.2 mills 40 Mills This bill would cause a reduc- tion of approximately 30 mills, or about three-sevenths of the pres- ent income of the district. The estimated taxable income for next year is $88,000. Take away three- sevenths which is $37,700 approx- imately, and how is the district going to support her present ex- cellent system of schools? Or put it in another way: Our schools are supported by taxes from three sources--the state, the county and the school district. Last year the state levied six mills for the pub- lic schools and the portion for our schools was approximately $35,- 000. Problem: When the state levy is cut from 14.4 mills to 5 mills how many mils will be levied for the schools and how much will the Arlington District get? The county levied last year for the support of the schools 4.7 mills and our district received in round numbers, from the county, $18,- 000. When the county levy is re- duced from the present levy of 20.7 mills to 10, guess how many mills will be evied for the schools and how much this dis-  tict will:xecei,ve. Also when our " : ''/eI'sehb01 dlstrict levy is re- her support from other sources than local taxes, it is probable that the special tax would equal the saving by the 40-mill bill and we would be where we started. More likely we would be several laps behind. A week ago, in answer to the editor's query, "Where are you going to get the money?" the Pub- licity Director of the 40-Mill Bill, in the Arlington Times, stated as follows : "If our taxes are distributed over all the wealth of the State of Washington, as is being done in other states of the Union, our tax rate can be reduced to 30 mills and we still have more money to run the Government and our schools than we have at the pres- ent time. Doesn't that answer yodr question?" In another paragraph he says: "Every effort has been exerted to obtain relief in the Legislature, but domination by certain influ- ences makes it impossible. Now we folks have taken this thing in our own hands and we are telling the Legislature that all the tax they can place upon our real and personal property is 40 mills, and they will have to go elsewhere to get the rest of it." Thus the proponents of this bill expect to create a deficit, and in glittering generalities say what may, or possibly can be done. A legislature which they" admit could not be influenced hereto* fore shall now carry out their program. In other words, the law is to be passed in November and in January the horse is to be led to water. But will he drink?-If not, the true answer to "How Will you get the money, so far as the LAUGHTER, FUN AND PRANKS AT MIXER The Freshman mixer at the High School Friday evening was the scene of some real Hi Jinks. Laughter, fun and pranks were in order. Staid alumni, sedate Se- niors, studious Juniors and su- perior Sophomores joined togeth- er to do the real thing by the Freshmen. The initiation or mix- ing process was carried out with- out a hitch. Such formalities as walking the plank, shaking hands with the president caused the Freshmen to blush a bright car- nation red; but the ancient rite of finding their shoes caused the most excitement and laughter. To Earl Van Zandt went the honor of receiving first "prize. His come- back was a surprise. The eventful evening was con- cluded with refreshments served by the Juniors. K. OF P. DISTRICT CONVENTION The semi-annual convention of Dist. 2, Knights of Pythias, will be held this evening with Arling- ton Lodge No. 146. Large delega- tions are expected from Everett, Lowell, Snohomish and Lake Stev- ens. The meeting, which will be held in Robertson's hall, will be devoted largely to a discussion of measures to come before the Grand Lodge which meets at Aberdeen next Tuesday and Wed- nesday. A supper will be served at the conclusion of the session. W. T. Dilley will attend the Grand Lodge as the local repre- sentative. MAY CELEBRATE NEW BRIDGE OPENING LOGOF Following are S(!interesting facts concerning t rcumavia- tion of the globe three U. S. Army planes wl!i.nded their flight at Seattle hday, Sept. 28, 1924 : ! Number of planes  ....4 Number endin ...2 Number of Type df [ .. Special Maximum crl auxiliary tanks . Type of engine us ..... 400 h. p. Total-of engines each plane ...... 7 Left Seattle... 8:3o a. "00'i;24 Returned to 1:36-4o "i924 Flyers ..... 8 Flyers ending ..... 6 Countries ............ 25 Major Ma "  30 ......... ;.: ;ii Major Martin hear May 10 Lieut. Wade's plari ked.. .............. gustl 3 Lieut. Wade rejot t ... ..Pictou Hat Scotia mileage, st 27,534 Total Loniest flight; to Paramashiru miles Elapsed time .... 175 days Days actuall 66 Actual fl min. Number of flights made ..... 76 Arerage .. 483 Average speed . p.h. Gasoline col .. gal. Average of oil, per Oil consumed Names of ships: gal. CHAMBER MEN WILL TALK ON TAXATION MEASURES TUESDAY Through the officers of the State Chamber of Commerce a meeting has been scheduled here for Tuesday dzening, October 6, w)aen representatives of that body will discuss initiative and referendum measures bearing on taxation. H. P. Todd will discuss the above measures in general while Judge John C. Denney will devote special attention to Initia- tive No. 50, the 40-mill tax limit bill. The meeting will be held at the Commercial Club rooms at 8 p. m., and all voters, both men and wo- men, are invited to attend. APLACEFOR EVERYTHING S. F. Donnell, Arlington Ford dealer, has adopted the motto, "Everything, a place for every- thing and everything in its place" In order to make good t-his pro- gram he has just installed fifteen Berloy steel cabinets in which some 1500 Ford parts are stored in separate compartments, each labeled with a number correspond- ing to that in the Ford catalogue. The articles range from a cotter pin to a complete motor. In fact you could go to these cabinets and pick out practically all the component parts a complete car body excepted. Mr. Donnell has further im- proved his garage by redecorating the show room and placing a glass-panneled ceiling in the of- fice to admit light and at the same time make it snug in cold weather. TEMPORARY BRIDGEGOES OUT; NEW STEEL SPANS UNAFFECTED A six-foot raise in the Stilla- guamish river Wednesday result- ed in the washing out of the two center bents in the temporary bridge which has served as a de- tour during construction of the new Huller bridge. The structure withstood the swift current until about noon when a jam of shingle bolts and drift which had formed against the false-work of the new span suddenly broke away and struck the temporary bridge with such force as to carry away the two center bents supporting about sixty feet of the roadway, and badly twisting another of the bents. About half the false work un- der the Huller span went out but this did not effect the new bridge as the blocks had been removed disconnecting it from the false work which was left in place to facilitate removal of the wooden forms under the concrete deck inD. In case of the Lincoln bridge practically all the false work had been removed before the freshet. May Plank New Span and Permit Its Use County Engineer Ross D. A1- verson is expected here today to decide on steps to be taken to handle traffic. The two available alternatives are to either repair the temporary bridge or to place a false plank deck on the new span and allow its use. The con- crete deck has been in place only a little over a week, but being heavily reinforced some engineer- ing opinion holds that it would not be injured by light traffic if a plank deck on a sand cushion is provided. Heavy loads would not be permitted until concrete is fully set. In any event it is quite certain that the road will be closed for a week and in the mean time school pupils from the Bryant district will be hauled to the river and then walk to school, crossing the new bridge which has a walkway for pedestrains. Luncoln Bridge Ready for Deck The Lincoln span is ready for the pouring of the concrete- "deck- ing, the reinforcing steel l)eing in place. This work will be done by Ole Reinseth as soon a the rain ceases. Mr. Reinseth has also been awarded the contract for laying of about 200 feet of concrete pav- ing from the present paved road to the west approach. County En- gineers set the grade stakes for this Wednesday and the work will be executed as soon as the bridge deck is completed. The steel work on the two bridges is entirely completed, the crew leaving yesterday. The only work remaining is the decking and painting, the latter inclu(lilg two coats on each span. Shingle Company Loses Bolts The sudden freshet caught the Arlington Shingle Co. with a drive of about 200 cords of shingle bolts on the way down from Jim creek. Owing to accum- ulation of drift their boom broke and they lost about 100 cords of bolts, the monetary loss being about $1,000. C. D. 12orsbeck, bridge inspect- or for the county, states that two or three spans of the Hatt Slough temporary bridge went out Wed- nesday also. The river fell about three feet by Thursday noon and then start- ed to raise again but not to an alarming extent. MORNING SERVICE there? But this is not enough We receive from outside districts about $5,000 for the attendance of their high school pupils The bill wipes this entirely out. After the law passes, outside pupils may still attend at our high school and we can whistle. However, there is one saving clause in this-bill. Its makers an- ticipated that it might create fi- nancial embarrassment in some quarters, and so they provided that by a three-fifths vote any county, city, town or school dis- trict might make up any deficit by special levy. There is no limit to this levy. Hence the people of each school district-who wished .to maintain the standard of their schools would have the privilege of voting upon themselves the losses from state, county and oth- er funds. Since the Arlington Consolidated District, because of bonuses and outside .attendance, draws more than two-thirds of special levy" In that case our school support will be back where it was thirty year ago with a minimum of state and county' aid. Passing this bill would be like pulling out the foundations of a house and letting it hang in the air for two months until your contractor came along, who hav- ing been obstreperous before, might put in a new foundation and again might decide to let it hang. It would be a leap in the dark not knowing where you are going.to land. If the bill had been specially designed to muddle our financial affairs in state, county and school districts it could not have been drawn better. Should it pass and force tax revision upon a reluc- tant legislature it may give rise to hasty or ill-considered and un- wise legislation that may have harmful effects for years. It is a splendid example of how not to undertake tax revision. BRYANT NEWS. Charles Ball and Sam Price are back with us again and are working with Stimpson Lumber Co. Lowell Browers has also taken back his place as fireman on the "Lucy." A delightful birthday party was enjoyed last Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dons- hue, it being the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Mary. Those present were John, Elms and Louise Shannon, Bert Oberg, Clayton Ruthruff, Harry McDon- ald, Selmer Fingarson, Earl Doll, Ralph Pratt, Vernon Bertilson, Edna Lilleoren, Jane Jacobs and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ingeseth, all of Arlington; Michael and Anita Anthony, Lucille and Carmel Pom- pella, Albert and Eugene Dona- hue and the hostess, Miss Maw Donahue. Games and dancing were enjoyed until 11:30 then supper was served. As the musi- cians were not yet tired of play- ing the dancing began again and continued until the early hour of 2"30 a. m. Mr. R. M. Thomas left last Wednesday for a trip to the East He is going to visit with relatives and will return home in about three weeks. Mrs. Duzan and children, James and Betty, have moved to McMuri'ay, where Mrs. Duzan is employed at the Severson camp. James Irving is back and has rented the house previously occu- pied by George Mohler, the lat- ter having moved to a ranch just east of Bryant. CRUSADERS VS. EVERETT HIGH SATURDAY CARD One of the outstanding grid- iron. events of the season among Prep schools will be the contest at the Everett Athletic field Sat- urday at 2:30 between the Arling- tonHi. Gladiators and Coach Kempkes' eleven A big crowd of Arlington stu- dents and fans will accompany the team, a block of 400 tickets having been sent here for sale. Tickets at 75 cents each may be secured at Mansfield's or lowl- er's. Students tickets are on sale at the High School at 35 cents each. The game will be refereed by Bobble Morris. Mr. Milliken will be umpire and Reesburg head linesman. WORK STARTS ON fILTRATION PLANT The work of constructing Arl- ington's new water filtration sys- tem was inaugurated Monday by the California Filter Co. through a sub-contract let to L. Farlner of Anacortes. Several teams are employed excavating the site at corner Railroad avenue west and Huller street. The structure will be of reinforced concrete. opening of the two new steel spans at this place be signalized by appropriate exercises. The suggestion has met with favor as it is felt that the importance of the improvement makes its com- pletion worthy of more than pass- ing interest. The matter will be taken up by the Commercial Club at its next meeting and doubtless some such function will be arranged. The two spans will be ready for traf- fic about November 1st. FIX CHURCH BUDGET At a meeting of the official board of the M.E. Church held Tuesday the budget for the com- ing year was fixed at $2,000, of which $1,500 represents the past- or's salary. Sunday SchooLpfficers were chosen as follo Supt., Mrs. Ella Lown; Assistant Supt., C. L. Gladson; Secy, C. M. McCaulley; Treas., Bertha Benedict; Pianist, Lulu Baker.; Librarian, Evelyn Benedict. Lieut. L. P. Arnold ...... Chicago, completed flight Lieut. Leigh Wade Lieut. H. H. Ogden ...... Boston I., lost August 3 (Boston II, completed flight) Lieut. Erik Nelson Lieut Jack Harding New Orleans, completed flight Countries visited : Canada (British Columbia), Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Kurile Islands, Soviet Russia, Japan, China, French Indo-China, Siam, Burma, India, Persia, Syria, Tur- key, Hungary, Rumania, Austria, France, England, Scotland, Ice- land, Greenland, Labrador, Can- ada (Nova Scotia). e- RECEPTION TO PASTOR A reception will be tendered to Rev. and Mrs. Robert H. Allen by the members and friends of the M. E. Church at the Twin City Hotel Friday evening. The pro- gram will include music, short addresses and other exercises. i, , i i _ . j _ , i , i . "WE LOVE OUR WORK, BUT"-- Rally Day Services in Congrega. tional Church Will Feature Musical Programs by Two Choirs and Noted Baritone So- loist, Who Will Be Heard in Three Numbers. Professor Philip K. Hillstrom, the noted baritone soloist, will be heard in three numbers at the Congregational Church Sunday evening,. Rally Day will be observ. ed by special musical programs in the morning service at 11 o'clock and in the evening at 7:30. In the morning service three anthems will be rendered by the Girls' Choir, under the direction of Miss Talitha Ensley. An adult choir, under the direction of Mr. Hillstrom, will sing in'the even- ing, when the girls' chorus will also be heard. Parents are invited to bring their little ones for Christian baptism to the 11 o'clock service. The program fol- lows : " The Gloria. Qeneral Thanksgiving. Hymn: "How Firm a Founda- tion." Scripture Reading. Anthem, "As the Hart Panteth" (Wilson). Pastoral Prayer. Announcements. Anthem: "Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations," (Creswell). Hymn: "Ah, For a Closer Walk With God." Sermon- "The Call of the Deep." Benediction. EVENING SERVICE Invocation. Hymn: "Come, Thou Almighty King." Responsive Reading and The Gloria. Solo: "My New Name," (Mac- Dermid), PHILIP K. HILLSTROM Scripture Reading. Anthem: "Awakening Chorus" (Gabriel). Solo: "The Voice in the Wil- derness" (Scott). PHILIP K. HILLSTROM Prayer. Anthem: "I Will Praise Thee, O Lord," (Pearls). GIRLS' CHOIR o Announcements. Anthem: "Hallelujah For the Cross," (McGranahan). Solo: "Fear Not Ye, O Israel" (Buck). PHILIP K. HILLSTROM Hymn: "All Hail the Power." Sermon: "Christ Our Suffici- ency." Hymn: "The Son of God Goes Forth to War." Benediction. THE LUTHERAN CHURCH Silvana -- The Girls' Society meets at the home of Mrs. Rygg Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p. m. Services for Sunday, the 5th: Sunday school at 10 a. m.; ser- mon in Norwegian language at 11 a. m.; Young People's meeting at 8 p. m. The Young People of the Fir church will be guests at the meeting. Lakewood--Services on Sunday m the Norwegian language a 2:15. Young People's meeting Fri- day, Oct 10, 8 p. m. Arlington- The Ladies' Aid meete at the church parlor Thurs- day, the 9th, 2 p m. Mi-s. Fritz Johnson and Mrs. Hamilton will serve. We extend a cordial invitation to attend any and all of our ser- vices. H.B. WOGTER, Pastor. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. David G. Bis- son and daughter, of Bremerton, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Madsen over the week end, n a m8 ent from Camp Perry, Ohio, October 30th, A. C. Morgan. captain of the Washington Civilian rifle team, says : "Johnson, Morgan, Nicks all in President's '100'12th, 18th and 51st respectively, Guard team very strong; Civilian team may finish high. Morgan in Interna- tional Dewar team which beat British with world record. Nicks finishing strong; "National team match Wednes- day and Thursday closes events. Hope to win letters after matches. Morgan." The above information *clearly shows that the Arlington Rifle club has won a very unu,:::ual dis- tinction by placing three of its members in  the first 100 out of 1200 of the best military and civilian rifle shots in the United States a very unusual honor for a small club, probably not dupli- cated in the history of the na- tional matches. In a letter o D. J. Nicks dat- ed Sept. 21, Virgil Nicks, a mem- ber of the team says: "We are suffering with the heat todayone of those sultry days. There is a thunder shower off in the distance; somtd, like heavy, artillery. "Finished our first team match esterday, the Herrick Trophy, 15 shots for record a 800,,900 and 1,000 yards. Finished about third place among civilian teams. Jack Johnson (of the Guard team) got 74 at 1000, 73 at 900 and 74 at 800, or 221 out of a possible 225. You will see our best man scored 215. Team Standing 1. Walker of Yakima ........ 215 2 Morgan of Arlington ...... 213 3 Longstaff of Seattle ...... 208 4 Munson of Bellingham .... 207 5 Nicks of Arlington ....... 205 60'Hara of Bellingham .... 204 7 Hoagen of Vancouver .... 200 8 Bentler of Yakima ........ 187 Aggt (possible 1800) ....... 1639 Alternates: Welds of Everett, Stots of Waitsburg, Sl'.enc.er of Yakima. The members of the team ex- pect to leave for home October 3rd, Mr. Nicks planning to stop off for a visit with relatives at Richland Center. Wise., ar:d in Colorado Mrs. Ethel M. Higley ad twin daughters, Marie and Mercia, of Union Springs, N. Y.. recetly ar- rived in town and will make their future home at Arlington. Mrs. Higley is a sister of Attorney A. M. Wendell. She has accepted the position of head Modiste at Mrs. Wendell's Variety Store.