The Lynden Tribune from Lynden, Washington on March 30, 1922 · Page 1
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Lynden, Washington
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Thursday, March 30, 1922
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VOL. XIV BOARD EXPLAINS BONDING ELECTION Tells of Need for Befunclliiß t*> sue, and Shows Safeguards Against Increase <>f Tax Pointing out that tho election for issuance of $15,000 In bonds to refund school warrants, which will be held Saturday, April 8, will merely extend this indebted- ness over a period of years, niak- ing it easier to retire, a statement qi explanation concerning the issue was given out today by the I.ynden School Board. Tho Board emphasized the fact that no new indebtedness will be created if the bonds are carried, and told of economies that will be put into effect next year to make a saving of $4,000 in salaries alone. The following is the board's statement: 11 Mills Is Limit In connection with the school! District Bond Issue which is proposed by the Board of Directors In order to fund $13,000 of the j onitandlng warrant of the Distrtot, certain statements have been made to the effect that If j such Bonds were issued the Dir- j ectors would have opportunity to again create a 'warrant indebted- j ness up to the same amount. To j correct such impression we wish j to call the attention of the voters of the district to the following: Article S Section 6 of the Con-j stitution of the State of Washington provides that no school district may incur an indebtednew over . : > per cent of the as-| ressed valuation of the taxable property therein. In pursuance to this provision the Legislature; pnssed several statute. Section 266 of the Cod? of Public Instruction provides that any Board of Directors of a District of the Second Class shall t annually report to the County j Commissioners an estimate in detail of the amount of funds required by their district and the County Commissioners are then required to levy such amount i after deducting the estimated receipts from State and County apportionments. But such levy shall not in any one year exceed 10 mills. Electors Must Vote Section 2C>G further provide* that if n greater expenditure in any one current school year shall be deemed necessary, the question hhtrll !.<• submittc*! to_a vow of the electors of the district. No tax however, shall exceed 2 per cent of the taxable property of said district. Section 7, Chapter H!0, haws of 1909, authorise the County Commissioners to levy one mill extra tax in any School District which maintains a vocational school in accordance with the act of the United States Congress, and approved by the State Board of Vocational Education. Sections and 354. Code of Public Instruction, provide that Directors cannot create an indebtedness in excess of 1V» per cent of the taxable property In the district as shown by the last assessed valuation, unless tho voters by a three fifths vote, expressly authorise them to do so. and then they cannot create an indebtedness to exceed 5 per cent •jH such taxable property as shown l*by the last assessment roll. As a final check and safeguard the legislature quite recently passed an act expressly prohibiting directors, and declaring it to be unlawful for any board of directors to contract Indebtedness against their district in any one year in any sum or sums exceeding the aggregate of the amount due said district during the year from State funds, the amount of School District tax levied for the year and the estimated receipts "from other sources. Can't Create More DeM In view of those provisions of our constitution and laws of the State, It would seem very evident that the Director! In any one year cannot lew more than 11 mills tax. In addition to this they can levy not to exceed 1" mills additional if so voted by the electors of the district. Furthermore, they cannot create an indebtedness, whether it be bond or warrant indebtedness, to exceed 1% per cent of the assessed valuation of the district, and if expressly authorized by the electors, not to exceed 0 per cent thereof. Lastly they arc expressly prohibited from exceeding their budget for any one year. Formerly the boards issued the warrants, but under the law as it is today, the County Auditor issues the warrants and keep the books for the district, and under recent rulings and InitrUGtions. the County Auditor in no j ,ase will allow directors to ex L eed the budget. Taking these facts now in connection with the condition of oar district it is to be borne in mine that this district has had in the past n warrant debt of spproXim ately 533,000 created severe, 1 years ago. At the close of Hi' year December 31, 1921. it hat (Continued on rage Two) Uptien tribune STUDENTS TO GIVE PRETTY OPERETTA Qtee Clubs of II lull School and Orchestra To PrSMSM Hawai- ian Score Lynden will see a pretty operetta Friday evening at the high ichool auditorium, when the girls' and boys' glee clubs will present the "Love Pirates of Hawaii" with the high school orjhestra. The cast is composed of the following: Dorothy Dear, daughter of a rich plantation manager— Mertha Bostwick. Miss Primer, teacher of a private school for girls—Berenice Craig. Hawaiian Girls, daughters of rich plantation owners— Mildred Fountain, Myrl Brown, Izetta Livingston, Lois Whited. Billy Wood, Lieutenant, U. S. Cruiser Tennessee—Peter Hofman. Pirate Chief—Henry Hofman. , Chorus of Hawaiian Girls—Evelyn Dunker, Beulah Serrurier. Martha Vermeulen, Leota White, Leona White, Joan Van Dyken, Jennie Van Wyhe, Mary Worthen and Susie De Boer. Chorus of Pirates—Leslie Whlto, Ray Pixley, Walter Le Compte, Teddy Palmer, Peter Vermeulen, and Clarence Larson. The members of the orchestra are Berenice Craig, pianist; Marie Le Compte, August Zoet, Derk Omta and Miss Jones, violins; Gertrude Schuyleman and Ivan Jamieson, cornets. PRESSIVE SERVICES HELD FOR LATE E. ZWEEGMA9 An honored resident of the Lynden district for more than twenty years, Ernest Zweegman, was laid to rest Saturday, following impressive funeral services attended by a record gathering of friends. Services were held at the family residence and at the First Christian Reformed Church by the Rev. P. Jonker. Mr. Zweegman passed, away on Thursday evening at the age of 73. He was born in Holland on October 9, 1848. He was married to Teuntje Van Mersbergen on March 28. 1871. With his bride, he came to America in 1872, and lived in Kansas until 1881, when he moved to Nebraska. In 1900, he came to Lynden. Mr. and Mrs. Zweegman celebrated their golden wedding last year, and the event was a joyous occasion. Mr. Zweegman is survived by his widow, one son, Jacob Zweegman, and four daughters—Mrs. Gerrit Vander Griend, Mrs. J. De Doer, Mrs. A. Blankers, and Mrs. D. Rutgers, all of Lynden. One son, Robert, died in Nebraska when 19 years old, and another son, Leonard, passed away in Lynden four years ago. lOVERNOR SAYS STATE WILL NOT BUILD FEKXDALE ROAD Ferndale's fears of being left at the far side of the Pacific Highway are ungrounded for the present, at least.Such is the gist ef a letter received last week from Gov. Louis F. Hart, In reply to communications addressed him in protest against the announced location of the highway from Bellingham north, made recently by Stato Highway Engineer James Allen. "1 beg to advise you tha; the Pacific Highway has not been located through or around by Ferndale" the governor says in his letter, "but that we have been i ontent to use the old road which we will perhaps continue to ut>e until other sections of the Pacific Highway are completed.There are funds available for work on the Pacific Highway near Ferndale and neither do we anticipate any. "When the Pacific Highwuy is •ompleted all the way through from Blame to Vancouver with :he exception of theso small gaps ,vhere we are able to detour over >ther roads, then we may go back yver and fill in these gaps if the egislature makes funds available. Mrs. F. A. Smith and daughter Irene returned last week from Indiana, where they spent the winter. LYNDEN, WASH., THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1922 SEEK CLOTHES FOR DESTITUTE RUSSIANS Lynden People Asked To Contribute Garment* For Relief of Needy Abroad Following an address in Lynden last week pointing out the dire straits of the Russians, an effort is now being made to collect clothing for them in the Lynden district. It is pointed out that garments are just as necessary as food now, as many of the population are in rags. Contributions of wearing apparel may be left at the City Drug Store. Any discarded garments for men, women and children will be accepted. The clothing will be shipped abroad by the Friends of Soviet Russia. o HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LATE RALPH TROOST Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the First Reformed Church for the late Ralph K. Troost, who passed away March 21 at his residence. Rev. H. K. Pasma conducted the services in the presence of a large gathering of friends, as Mr. Troost was esteemed and honored in all sections of the community. Mr. Troost was born in Holland Aug. 11, 1877. At the age of 5, he came with his parents to Holland, Mich., and in 189S, moved to Oak Harbor, Wash. In 1901, he was married to Miss Dena Schuyleman, and moved to Lynden after the ceremony. He is survived by his widow, three children, Elsie, Minnie and Charles, a daughter Clara, having died in infancy; his mother, two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Johnson, and Mrs. Clara Bartels of Holland. Mich.,; three brothers, Henry Troost of Holland, Mich., and John and Bert Troost of Lynden. His father passed away four years ago at Holland, Mich. In addition to these relatives, a host of friends will miss Mr. Troost, as he was held in the highest esteem by all. Pall-bearers were George Rathbone, Roy Allen, Charles Dean, G. Van Weerdhuizen, Arzie Palmer and George Bremner. To Give April Fool Dance An April Fool dance will be given Friday evening at Hawley's Hall, by the Klatawa club. Many interesting features have been planned for the evening, and a good time is assured. Music will be furnished by Sam's Joy Kids. Eastern Star To Entertain The Eastern Star will hold a social meeting this evening at the hail. Dislocates Shoulder in FaU D. W. Gill had his left shoulder dislocated when he fell from a load of wood Tuesday. Ccmsnlioation of Iht garifU jjilnl anb ffrtf Cunbrn *>im LYNDEN WILL SEE FIRST GAME FRIDAY High School Team To Flay Mer- ldlun at Fair Grounds; Season Tickets on Sale Lynden will see its first baseball game of the season Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the Whatcom County Fair Grounds when the Lynden High School team will meet Meridian. A lively contest is expected. Coach Rockey has not yet picked the Lynden team, but he has a fine squad of candidates trying out for it. Included among these are Walter Daniels, Albert Ifaveman, Teddy Johnson, John Wilson, Leonard Gorseman, Edward Gorseman, Elbert Meurer, Clifton Axling, Jennings Stuur mans, William Gorseman, Tom Young, Cornelius Lindhout, Jake Boerhave. Admission to the game will be 15c and 25c . Season tickets will bo sold for 50c. CLEARBROOK GIANTS WIN FROM BROWN & DOLE FIVE The Clearbrook Giants defeated the Brown and Cole team at the Nooksack gymnasium last evening 25 to 21. The Brown and Cole team had previously claimed tho county championship. LYXDF.N 18 118 M MILKS BY HOAD FKOM SEATTLE NOW The distance from Lynden ti, Seattle's city limits now is 112 Vi miles, via the Waterfront paving, and taking the gravel road Into ! Marysville. The trip can be made easily in a little over four hours. By going around by Arlington, the entire trip can be made on pavement, with the exception of two miles of excellent gravel road on the Chuckanut Drive. The Arlington route is slightly longer. The gravel road to Marysville is less than three miles, and is hard although full of small chuckholes. Joins Garage Staff Miss Jane Anderson has been added to the staff at the G. W. Robertson Ford Garage, where she will art as bookkeeper. Miss Anderson was formerly employed in the Navy Yard at Bremerton. Injun's Finger Badly Mrs. Otto Oltman had the misfortune to have the end of one of her fingers nearly severed in a food cutter Sunday. Pythian Sisters Entertain The Pythian Sisters entertained delightfully with a card party Monday evening at the I. O. O. F. Hall. A dainty luncheon was served to a large crowd. Hostesses were the Mesdames Baldwin. Daniels. Piiley. Boysen, Fountain. G. Waples, Slade and N*. Boer; have. CROWD FROLICS AT LYNDEN ROUND-UP Five Hundred Enjoy Athletic Assocint lon's Wild West Show; Dug Slmle Originated It With the vim of a crowd of ' Forty-Xiners, five hundred Lyn! den people jammed their way into Hawley's Hall Friday evening, | and enjoyed the Round-Up given jby the Lynden Athletic Association. Side shows, which were in charge of Jack Yeoman lined both sides of the wall, and were well patronized. Hector, the strongest man in the world was portrayed by Bobby Bowles, with Charles Renfro as his trainer. Rill Yanooed for Stuw Zaza, the Snake Charmer, provied to be Clarence Sehroeder, whose merits were proclaimed to ! the crowd by W. H. Waples. Joe Wilson acted as Chief Yellow Hammer, and Dr. A. E. Rusco as his keeper. The Wonderful Ictiooze Bird was Ernest Dean's I pet rooster in disguise, with Harry Gale as announcer. The Iguano was a stuffed wild boar belonging to Mrs. W. Yeoman. The tent proving most popular j for a time was the one containing the winner of the beauty I contest, which was in charge of F. E. Knapp. Voting had been heavy, and interest was keen as to the outcome of the contest. : Spectators were satisfied with the result, however, for upon entering the tent, each one found 'himself looking into a mirror. How Dry They Were Tho Slippery Slim Saloon, own.Ed by George Waples, also proved j very popular. The bartenders i Dr. O. A. Sand and Har- ison Morton Mock, were kept busy mixing drinks. Money Exchange, with C. B. Bay in charge and Bay Slade, Harry Fountain, Will Noteboom, Don Campbell, L. J. Brown, Win. Eddy, O. S. Ha gen, Ralph Baldwin and w. Hemmlngway aa t>ssistant.;, attracted most or' the male portion Of 'he crowd, mil huge sums j£ money were lost end won at their tables dining the evening, —- Alverson Harked Madam X, the Fortune Teller, was portrayed by Mrs. O. A. Sand for whom D. W. Alverson very lably acted as barker. In the lodge room upstairs, | the radio phone was heard for the first time by Lynden people. \ Hoyt Horton and Joe Le Compi were In charge of this feature, j A concert In Stockton, Cal., was distinctly heard. Gay colored scarfs were sold by Miss Emma Dennett, and "hot 'dogs" were sold through the j crowd by several young ladies. It Looked Like Money The bank was conducted by j J. H. Guffey of Washington is J. W. Steams, E. D. Dean, Jack ■ chairman of the new organiza- Elliott and T. It. Burns. Here , tion. the paper money was sold which \ was used through the evening. The main feature of the evening was the Vaudeville, The part of a Scotchman was taken by Nick Boerhavo; the "colored gentleman", W. 8, Baldwin; the Swede, Herbert Yorkston, assisted by Miss Ada Baldwin; Clog dancing. Bill Kelly; tbe Jew, W. HemtnlngWay; and the great , female impersonater, Sylvan Weidkamp. After tho vaudeville, the remainder of the evening was spent with dancing. Music was furnished by the Boerhave Sisters. Thoy Held Dp Bd As an advertising feature, a hold up was staged at noon, at the City Drug Store. $100,000.00 in paper money, which was used at the hall during the evening, had been on display in the Drug Store window. At about 1:30 p. m., eight masked cowboys galloped down the street, entered the drug store, and taking the suit case of money, galloped away. Those taking part in the holdup, were Jack Yeoman, Tom Verduin, Abe Verduin, Cornie Verduin, John Veiduin, Delia Bartelds, Ira Stauffer and Jack Elliott. A parade was staged at noon I jby the members of the Powder j River Band: Ed Hofmay. Jay Boerhave, Walter Daniels, Kenneth Pixley, Clarence White. Maud Walker. Dorothy Darkness, , Agnes Gale, Peter Hofman, Anne ' I Sold My Kine in a Jiffy. Says James 0. James O. West had two cows to sell. He used a Tribune Want- Ad last week. "They went in a hurry, he declares. What have you got to sell. A Want-Ad costs about a quarter. TO FINISH PAVING LYNDEN-SUMAS ROAD Lyndon Will Be Linked By Pave. KMBt To Every Town in County on its Completion Bids have been called for by the county commissioners for the paving of the five and one-half mile strip of gravel road on the Lynden-Sumas highway, and the improvement will be made this spring. It is estimated that the cost will be $110,000. With the completion of this strip, Lynden will be connected iby pavement with every town of importance in Whatcom County. Ferndale, Blame, Custer, Ever- I son and Bellingham are already [ linked to Lynden by hard-surfaced highways. The pavement will start at the north end of the Everson-Nook- sack pavement, and will proceed . north on the state road, connect, ing with the Lynden road, and I ending at tho westerly limits of ' ; the city of Sumas. Bids will be opened April 12. POOL OF COAST EGGS WILL HELP LYNDEN Will Stop Competition Between Other States and Washington in Eastern Markets j A move that may be of great I profit to tlie Lynden district directly was made last week, with ■the organization of a single mar! testing agency to handle eggs from the co-operative organizations |a all the Pacific Coast . States. I Included in the organization are the Washington Co-operative Egg and Poultry Association, the Oregon association, the Central California Association, the Southern California Association, and the San Diego Association. A central agency will handle the sales In the East of these croups, and will be able to do away with competition among I them. Heretofore, Lynden eggs ' have been competing with California eggs on the New York 'market, and prices were lowered by shipping many carloads of ! Pacific Coast eggs independently |to unload on one market. Eggs started on tho upward swing of the season this week with a one cent advance. Mother of P. Hof Passes Away Mr. P, Hof received the sad > news from Holland that his mother had passed away at Groningen, Nethcrland, February 2S, |at the age of over 90 years. Spend Vacation at Home Among the University students who spent the spring vacation at their homes were Edward and Charles Le Cocq, Mildred Waples, Wayne Smith and Bradford Knapp. Mrs. G. Neevil 111 A telegram was received by Mrs. J. Meenk, calling them to Hanford, California, because of the serious illness of their daughter, Mrs. G. Xeevil. Mrs. Meenk 'left Saturday accompanied by Mr. Arthur Meenk and Mrs. John Colenbrander. Kampen, Gordon Serrurier, Ed and Leonard Gorseman. And Dug Slade Did It The Round Up netted the Athletic Association enough money to start the baseball season in good fhape. To Douglas belongs the credit for the origination of the idea and to a large extent the success of this large performance, and the association i: very fortunate in having such an able member. LYNDEN BANKS WILL CLOSE EARLY ALSO HcginiiiiiK Monday, Financlnl Institutions Will Maintain » to Schedule Beginning Monday, tho majority of Lynden's business institutions will open at 7 a. m. and close nt 5 p. m.. except on Saturdays, the new schedule being effectKe until October 1. Coincident with this new program of the stores, the Lynden banks will establish a new daily schedule, with hours from 9 a. m. to 3 p. CD. daily. This will be a permanent change. Although other banks In the i county have long had a 10 to :> i o'clock plan, the Lynden banks i have been giving their customers I the benefit of an extra hour of i service in both the morning and .afternoon. The difficulty of clos-1 ing up the daily books after 4 I o'clock without night work, made ;it necessary for the banks to establish three o'clock as the hour of closing. The following letter announcing the change was sent out this week by the Peoples State IJank and the First National Hank: In line with the practice of all the other banks of the County and the country generally, the : banks of Lynden will, on April 3rd and thereafter, close every afternoon at three o'clock instead ,of four as heretofore. This move has been under con- ! sideratlon for some time and is ! made necessary by the growing 1 mass of detail work incident to j modern banking, making it quite | impossible, When closing the door at four o'clock, to clean up the | work of the day before six o'- j clock. ! Many people do not realize | that the bulk of a bank's work must be done before and after j so-called "banking hours", and | that there is a certain routine , that must be performed each | day; certain tasks that must be ; done before leaving the office just as religiously as a dairyman jWith his cows, or a housewife [with her meals; tasks that must :be completed before the books 1 are ready for the next days bus! iuess. There will be no change in the hour of opening, nor in the practice of remaining open Saturday afternoon as heretofore until i three o'clock, and we sincerely ! trust that our customers and the public generally will approve and co-operate with us in this new time schedule which is still more liberal than most of the other banks of the county, the majority iof whom open at ten o'clock instead of nine, and close Saturday noon. REV. P. JOXKER'S MOTHER PASSES AWAY IX MICHIGAN Word has been received of the death of the Rev. P. Jonker's mother at Grand Rapids, Mich. Rev. Jonker left Monday evening to attend the funeral services. GIRLS KOCIF.TV OF CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH GUESTS The Girls Society of the Lynden christian Reformed church and their leader, Mrs. M. Vander Orlend, were the guests of Mrs. P, Jonker Friday evening. Tho girls rendered a short program consisting of music, both vocal and instrumental, and readings. Rev. Jonker gave an interesting talk on "Helping Hand Mission, of Chicago," for which the Society is working. Sixty members were present. Dainty refreshments were served, consisting of brick ice-cream, wafers, cake and candy. A business meeting of the j members of the M. E. Church was ; held Wednesday evening of last i week in the church parlors. Read| ings were given by Mrs. E. O. ! Grimes and Mrs. Eva Thompson, land a vocal solo by Mr. M. Wad| dilove. A luncheon was served |at the close of the evening. Thirty spring chickens were received at the egg association plant Friday, the first of the season. Cornelius Huisman was the poultryman who raised them. R. R. Handy has been ill this week. NO. 42

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