YESTERDAY'S NEWS > Walla Walla Daily Bulletin, Sunday, February 13, 1927
All articles are from the personal newspaper collection of B. Koch.
are reproduced as published; any errors are as printed in the original newspaper.
Brief Local News
Walla Walla lodge of Masons will meet Monday night and put on the third degree. Refreshments will be served after the work by the Standard Oil company's district office force, one member of which is to receive the degree that night.
A representative of the National Fire Waste council will visit Walla Walla sometime this season, according to word received here by the Chamber of Commerce.
Telegrams were sent this week end by the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and Chamber of Commerce to Congressman John W. Summers, thanking him for his efforts in securing approval by the House committee of an appropriation for a new infirmary building at the Veterans' hospital here.
Provided he has sufficiently recovered from an attack of illness, John W. Langdon will be the speaker at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday.
Walla Walla has been asked by the Old Oregon Trail association to send a representative of its garage, hotel or tourist organizations to the annual meeting of the association to be held in La Grande Wednesday of this week.
Boy Scouts of this community will this morning attend in a body services at the First Presbyterian church, where the Rev. H. S. Reichard will deliver a special sermon appropriate to Scout Anniversary week, which ends today.
Fast work by George Patterson, highway patrolman, and Joe Boles, night city patrolman, recovered a five passenger coach belonging to J. C. Sumner, 207 Fern avenue, at 11:05 last night, two hours after he had reported it stolen from Third and Alder streets. The machine, unoccupied, was found on East ROse street near Spokane. Several loaves of bread on the rear seat were unmolested.
A family residing in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Penn., has written Walla Walla's postmaster for information regarding this city as a possible place for their future home. They desire to move to Washington and appear to prefer an Inland Empire city. Chamber of commerce literature, a copy of the Walla Walla number of the Union Pacific magazine and a copy of the Bulletin's recent progress number are being sent by Postmaster Morrow.
Twenty-two women, representing every community home economics club in the county, attended a meeting at the court house Saturday, in which premiums for the next county fair, on women's exhibits, were discussed.
The Symphony orchestra will meet for practice Monday evening at 7:30 in the Chamber of Commerce rooms.
A gum machine was stolen from the East End Market during the early hours yesterday and between $3 and $4 in pennies taken with the machine. Police found the empty vender on the Whitman college campus looted of money and gum.
News Notes From Walla Walla Camp Fires
The Kinloha group met Thursday at Washington school and exchanged Valentines. They discussed the origin of St. Valentine's Day and made a study of two thirteenth century Italian artists. Miss Jacqueline Fagley, the new assistant guardian, met with them for the first time.
The Waukeenah group held a social meeting at the home of their guardians, Miss Cynthia Mornibrook and Miss Esther Breiholz. After some jolly games, Miss Florence Craven, Camp Fire executive talked to the girls. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses. The following girls have recently joined this group: Florence Troyer, Betty Strong and Ethel Towers.
The Tillicum group had a social meeting Tuesday in the home of Ruth Fulton. Lucy Ransom gave some delightful readings and Mildred Hill entertained with several piano selections. After the program the new members gave some original stunts and dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.
WHITMAN TO MAKE EXIT ON TUESDAY
Best Basketball Team In Years To Play Last Home Games
Walla Walla basketball fans will have their final opportunity to witness one of the best Whitman teams in years in action at home Monday and Tuesday nights. College of Idaho, whose team is developing rapidly after a bad early season record, will be the opposition.
Borleske's crew has played 18 games this season and has won 12 of them, or two out of every three starts. Of these 18 games, the last seven straight have been taken by the Missionaries and going a bit farther back, nine victories have been chalked up in 10 starts.
The team has scored 607 points for an average of almost 34 points per game. Opponents have scored 454 points for an average of 25 points per game. There are five contests remaining this season, the two with the Coyotes here and one each with Gonzaga, State College and University of Idaho. Everyone of the four teams still on the schedule has been defeated by the Missionaries this season.
A change in plans for the final trip to Spokane, Moscow and Pullman will pit Whitman against the Bulldogs February 23, against the Vandals the next day and against the Cougars in the season's finale, February 25. Even if Whitman should lose every game remaining, it would finish the season with better than a .500 percentage standing.
Much depends in the coming five games, on whether the present combination can be kept intact. Whitman's quintet this year is admittedly a five-man team. The Wood-Croxdale-Buck-Neilson-Holmgren lineup works smoothly and as the elements necessary to make both strong offensive and defensive showings.
Fans who compare the 1927 machine with that of its immediate predecessors are giving the palm to this year's quintet, which started the practice season with out giving Coach Borleske any optimism. The manner in which Lynn "Bevo" Croxdale, freshman forward from Wa-Hi, worked into the lineup changed the complexion of things a lot and both Wally Holmgren, center, and "Stud" Neilson, guard, have delivered high class ball when called upon to give their best.
Captain Eddie Buck, running guard, looks to be the class of the guards in the Northwest conference and his long forward, Tom Wood, because of his high scoring propensities, can hardly be denied mythical team consideration.
None of these five stands out particularly without taking into consideration the help of the others in team play and it is keeping this crew together that has made the successful record to date.
After Tuesday night the MIssionaries rest up about a week before packing their togs for the final road trip.
BROTHERTON WILL HAVE OPEN HOUSE
Annual Display of Star Cars and Dance is Saturday Next
Combing a display of all the late models in Star cars and an open house Frank Brotherton, local Star dealer, will be host at his garage, Sixth and Main streets Saturday evening February 19.
The new models will be arranged in the show room which is being re-decorated for the event and the garage proper will be cleared of cars and the floor prepared for dancing. An orchestra will provide music and in addition there will be refreshments for the guests.
At the opening of each spring season for the past several years Mr. Brotherton has been host at a similar affair.
"I want people to take advantage of the display of new Star cars. I know many of them will be interested in seeing them and in addition it is hoped they will enjoy the dancing and other features of entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend."
TWILIGHT LEAGUE TO ORGANIZE THIS WEEK
A meeting of representatives of teams interested in a Commercial Twilight Baseball league here this spring will take place Thursday evening, February 17, in Frank J. Jackson's sport goods store, 25 West Main street. There were seven teams in the circuit last spring and it is expected that all these and possibly newcomers will be represented at the forthcoming meeting.
Some high class baseball was shown last spring in this league and just as fast a loop is hoped for this season. Teams which went through the 1928 schedule were: Holly Hams, Jensen's Store, Union Pacific, Veterans Hospital, Underwriters, Postoffice and P. P. & L.
In The Realm Of Musical Walla Walla
By Rose Leibbrand
The Whitman Conservatory auditorium, MacDowell Hall, is resplendent with new curtains of blue, with a large maize "W" in the center. The scenery consists of a large backdrop and side curtains. There are chair covers to match. The curtains will be used by the Whitman All-College Glee Club when it is on its spring tour.
Next Tuesday, February 15th, the advanced students of Whitman Conservatory assisted by the Whitman orchestra will broadcast a very interesting program, over station KOWW. The two student recitals that have been given have been very successful and they are a distinct and valuable addition to the music broadcasted by this station.
The Founder's Day program given annually in honor of the founding of Whitman College will be broadcasted Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, over KOWW. The Whitman All-College Glee Club will give a part of the program which they are preparing for their spring tour. The speakers at the dinner which will be given at Jensen's Tea Room, are: Dr. S. B. L. Penrose, president of WHitman College; Dean Edward E. Ruby, Dean Bratton and "Nig" Borleske.
Whitman groups all over the United States will be listening in to hear the glee club and orchestra in their selections. The hour at which Founder's Day program will be broadcasted is that usually used by Gardner & Co., and they have very generously donated this time to the college for the program.
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Friday evening at the Fischer School of Music, at the weekly recital there was given a series of lectures pertaining to music. This recital-lecture hour is a regular feature at the School and it has served a two-fold purpose in promoting great interest in music as a cultural subject and in arousing enthusiasm in the detailed study of music from a performer's point of view. Mrs. Fischer's lecture was on Church and Choral Music.
Fischer School of Music activities have moved in the normal routine the past week, which interpreted, means that a full program of work has been carried on with the regular Friday night and Saturday afternoon solo classes and various rehearsals taking place as usual.
Mr. Edwin Irvin played a Divertimento for cello by Romberg at the Friday solo class, which was much enjoyed by those in attendance. Others playing were: Helen Stubblefield, Audrey Armstrong, Francis Stubblefield, Sathryn Hamron, Frances Parsons, Margaret Toner, Charles Warren, Zilpha Winchell and Edith Chandler.
Last Sunday afternoon at the Y. W. C. A. 48 grade school girls were recognized as real Girl Reserves and are now ready to begin working on honors. There were several other girls ready to be recognized, but were unable to be present at this meeting. A recognition service will be held within the separate triangles this coming week for the benefit of those who could not attend Sunday.
On Monday afternoon the As Ca Wa Ya Triangle of the high school held a recognition service at the Y. W. C. A. Six girls were recognized. Mrs. Allen gave a very interesting and helpful talk to the girls on the meaning of the Girl Reserve code. The group will have a Valentine party at the building next Monday evening. This will take the place of the regular meeting.
The "Climbers" Triangle of Sharpstein school met Wednesday after school. Mrs. Chlarson assisted in conducting the meeting. Three new girl reserves were present and each girl won a service honor by helping mount "Kiwanis Camp" pictures in their Kodak book. Ina Wallace, the president of the group, is ill with the flu.
SCHOOL SAVINGS OF LAST WEEK ARE UP: CITY RANKS SIXTH
The school savings deposits were unusually heavy last week. Two thousand five hundred and twenty students deposited $719.84. The balance in the School Savings System was increased to $18,840. There were 28 withdrawals during the past week. Students accounts have been credited with $148.02 as interest on their savings.
Berney school averaged 100% last bank day and heads the list for the week. Four other schools averaged more than 90 per cent. They were as follows: Sharpstein 99.3 per cent, Lincoln 98 per cent, Green Park 95 per cent, and Baker 93 per cent. While some of the other schools are not making each high averages most of them show a very steady average and this is one of the basic principles of the thrift teaching.
The February summary of the Educational Thrift Service shows that the Walla Walla System ranks sixth among 17 system in the northwest. The list is as follows:
Mt. Vernon ........................83.7
South Bend ........................83.0
WALLA WALLA .......................72.4
The Dalles, .......................63.4
St. Helens, Ore. ..................50.9
Marshfield, Ore. ..................50.1
McMinnville, Ore. .................39.5
Medford, Ore. .....................32.5
The above figures represent the percentage of students present making deposits. They have no reference to the number of accounts operating.
A Saint Valentine dancing party was enjoyed by the Royal Maids' Circle and their guests, Thursday evening in the Masonic Temple. The hall was appropriately decorated with red and white hearts and streamers, floor lamps, rags and cushions which made an attractive setting for the many varied costumed participants. Favor dances had a tendency to stimulate the interest and were in keeping with the occasion. At the close of the dance refreshments were served by the committee in charge the Misses Edith Lambert, Hilda and Marvel McRae and Mrs. Elizabeth McLean, Mrs. Oakley Taylor and Miss Grace Shaull presided at the punch table.
Reception of Welcome Given
A warm and hearty reception was given to the Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Kempton and family at the First Baptist church Friday evening, between the hours of 8 and 10:30 o'clock, by a large representation of the church members and their friends. Guests were received by John F. Stack, Mrs. Elma Jaycox, the Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Kempton, Mrs. Enos Kempton, Miss Jean Kempton, L. A. Parsons and Mrs. J. A. Ingalls, Mrs. E. L. Blomgren, Mrs. Frank E. Tash and Miss Lillian Berney were the reception committee.
The auditorium and adjoining parlor were made most attractive by the committee in charge by the artistic arrangement of the several beautiful floor lamps, rugs, flowers and ferns, the committee consisting of Mrs. Henry Peterson, Mrs. Joe Taylor and Mrs. S. P. Young. . . .
In behalf of the ministers and churches of the city, the Rev. J. B. Hunley gave a hearty address of welcome followed by Mr. Stack who was asked to speak as a representative of the church membership.
Closing the program Mrs. H. W. Stevens presented the pastor with a key, which was carried in on a white satin pillow by Jack Tash, dressed as a page. The symbolism of this key was beautifully expressed in a poem ready by Mrs. H. W. Stevens and written by Mrs. F. H. Berry. The theme was as follows:
"The Keys to a man's destiny lie in his own hands, to accept and unlock the door of opportunity, or to refuse and stand still while the procession moves on without him."
In response Dr. Kempton then spoke, expressing his appreciation and with deep sincerity presented a challenge to the church which was most inspiring.
At the close of the program, the guests were ushered into the adjoining room where they were served with refreshments under the direction of [a bunch of people.] . . . Dr. Kempton comes from the Hinson Memorial church of Portland and now resides at 524 South Division street.
AT THE THEATRES THIS WEEK
SUNDAY AT THE THEATRE
SUN.—Vaudeville and "The Gilded Highway."
SAT.—Vaudeville and "Jewels
SUN., MON—"Young April"
FRI., SAT.—"Prisoners of the Storm"
SUN., MON.—Strand Band and "A Regular Scout"
TUES.-THURS.—"The Magic Garden"
COLLEGE WOMEN'S DEBATE FEB. 16TH
Uniform Marriage And Divorce Law Subject Of Debate Here
A women's triangular debate between Washington State college, University of Idaho and Whitman college will be held in the college chapel Wednesday evening, February 16. The teams will debate the question, "Resolved" that the United States adopt a uniform marriage and divorce law."
The negative state college team composed of Hazel Shoemaker and Vivian Mueller will arrive here Wednesday to debate Lenore Martin and Dorothy Jack of the Whitman affirmative team. The visitors will be entertained by the college and probably by the local chapter of Delta Sigma Rho, national forensic honorary. Maurine Hall and Mary Walker, who compose the Whitman negative team will leave here Wednesday to meet the state college affirmative team at Pullman.
"The question is an unusual one and should excite considerable interest," according to a statement made by Mr. Beem, debate coach. It will be a no-decision debate.
RADIO BROADCAST IS HEARD LONG DISTANCE
A letter from radio broadcast station 2BL, at Sydney, N. S. W., acknowledged a report on a program received in Walla Walla December 12, 1926, by J. Wiggers, 1076 Boyer avenue, mechanic for J. D. Moore's garage, has just reached him here.
Mr. Wiggers heard the Australian station in the early hours of the morning, stating that the program came in powerful and clear.
"As particulars given of your reception coincide with the matter broadcast at the time stated, we are attaching our authentic reception stamp," said the letter from the Australian station.
The mail covering communication coming instantly through the ether is nearly 30 days en route, postmarks showed.
BULLETIN CLASSIFIED ADS. [Selected by the Editor.]
FOR SALE—1 steel Holt combine harvester; model 22; in good condition; has only cut 1500 acres. Priced to sell. Call or see J. W. Steel Machine Co., corner 3rd. & Rose. 1-2-18
REDUCED prices on demonstrator elec. washers. $1 down $1 week. 109 W. Main. Tel. 109
ALMOST new electric Maytag washing machine. Or will trade for a piano. Tel 35F12. 1-2-14.
FOR SALE—$225 keen nutrodyne radio set complete for $150. Tel. 3327. 1-2-13.
Fresh milk cows; yearling ewes; 1st house W. Mojonnier. Tel. 3057.
GET YOUR RADIO and supplies at Radio Headquarters. AT THE SIGN—"EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL". Electric Supply & Fixture Co. — 106 East Main
6-Rm House, modern except heat. Newly decorated. A keen buy. $1800. $500 down; terms. 1128 Alice street. 4-2-19
FOR SALE — New modern bungalow; 5 rooms and sleeping porch; garage; full basement and furnace; easy terms. Inspect Sunday 9 a. m., to 5 p. m. 1137 E. Alder. 4-3-12
FOR EXCHANGE 16 room hotel, all modern; full basement, five lots on Main street, corner lots, all furnished; garage and service station, corner lot, on Main street. Trade for apartment house or rooming house, or small ranch near Walla Walla. P. M. Eades, Mesa, Washington. 4-2-13
A No. 1 Sporting Goods Store. Clean stock, first class location. Good business. Will take good alfalfa land in trade. Taylor, 18 Jaycox Bldg. 4A2-15
1927 NASH COUPE Special Six (2700 miles) with extra equipment at a Substantial discount
1927 (Type) ESSEX COACH Good condition throughout $535
1924 ESSEX COACH Disc wheels; semi-balloon tires; good mechanical shape—$450
3 FORD TOURINGS At Competitive Prices
THREE DAY TRIAL 30 Day Free Service 'OUR WORD IS OUR BOND'
STRUTHERS MOTOR CO.
43 S. Spokane. Opp. YMCA
[Ed. note: this ad is enclosed by a rectangle made up of the repeated word "FORD"]
1925 BUICK ROADSTER
New paint—New tires
1927 PONTIAC COACH
Run less than 100 mi. Completely equipped; at a substantial discount.
1923 DORT TOURING
1925 MOON TOURING
See KNIFONG at
339 S. 2nd Tel 662
GATES TIRES AND TUBES
Used Tires—Auto Accessories
Shell Gas and Oils. 4th & Elm.
ELM ST. SERVICE STATION
WALLA WALLA County Farm Bureau will accept bids on tires and tubes of all makes; also parts. Bids to be in by the first of March. 6-2-13
[Ed. note: the next four ads are rather similar. I'm picking up on the fact that these items must have been in somewhat high demand in the area in 1927, as far as two—or perhaps three—firms were concerned.]
Wanted—Hides, Pelts, Furs, Wool, Metals and Rubber, Tel. 998. Epstein Bros. Co, 602 W. Main.
BEST PRICES for hides, pelts, furs, metal, etc. EASTERN JUNK HOUSE, 15 N. 4th. Tel. 953. 6
Phone or write us for prices if you have HIDES, PELTS or FURS to sell. EPSTEIN BROS., 103 W. Alder. Tel 506. 6-2-28
W A N T E D—Hides, furs, pelts, metals and rubber. Epstein Bros. Co., 602 W. Main St. Tel. 998.
MAN and Wife want position on ranch. Have had years of experience as foreman and can handle caterpillar tractor and harvestor. References furnished. Tel. 2046, after 7 p. m. 2-16
YOUNG widow woman desires work in city or country. Tel. 2153.
[Ed. note: all six ads in the "Beauty Parlors" section include the term "marcel" or mention "marcelling" services. That must have been hot in 1927.]
Marcelling and Bob Curling, 50c. Tel. 3631 for appointment.
FOR ROOF WORK of all kinds, call BILL THE ROOF MAN William Loner. Tel. 3504. 11A-tf
[Ed. note: "calcimining" is mentioned in numerous ads throughout the section. Here are two more articles about it.]