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WHAT'S DOING IN POL ITICS? By JIMMIE KAYE BROWNE OLYMPIA, March 12--Seattle vo- ters and taxpayers have written in rather large print across the politic- al horizon of the state "Stop, Look, Listen." It is a warning that every candidate for public office in the state should heed this year. Boiled down the result of the Se- attle election, one that ousted from office every candidate seeking reelec- tion excepting one .member of the school board, and an unopposed cor- poration counsel, is warning thai taxes must be reduced and costs st government curtailed. Promises hay( failed in the past. This year the cluL of an overburdened taxpayer is be ing used. There was but really one issue il Seattlehigh cost of government The candidate who made the most promises backed with a vigor thai sounded most plausible, that he in tended to strip the city hall cleal and cut every expenditure to bed rock, was elected. On top of this there was a strong ly entrenched, well organized care fully matured minority group, weld ed into a solid mass by orators who charged that the small taxpayer wa being "sold out ir the interests oi special privilege," which usd the tax weapon to whip voters into line. For years the radical groups have sought to buihl a political machine They have succeeded in Seattle fal beyond their wildest expectations. and the high cost of government ha, been the nourishment the group ha' thrived upon. This was not unexpected by stu dents of politics and political trendt in recent years. It was not so many years ago that socialistic and com. munistic orators harrangued mobs ir Seattle urging them: "Saddle ever3 possible expense upon the taxpayers, the business men, industry and the homes. Build up the cost of govern- ment. Vote bond issue. Tax wealtl and property out of existence, s that the state will have to take all over. Then we will control govern ment." They have done just this ir Seattle. They are now on their wa to take control. Naturally the entire state is vi. tally interested. What Seattle doel reflects back into the hinterland. Th( victory of the organized minority, helped by a weary tax burdened pro. ple seeking a way out, means thai this spring and summer the drive tel control at Olympia will be underway. There will be the same well organ ized movement to sieze control st the open seat in the United State,. senate and of tle six seats in th( House of Representatives. The program is mapped out. Th( ground work is laid. The fight is al- ready underway, and with Seattle furnishing the sinews of war, the outlook is not all bright. Just what the new city administra- tion in Seattle will do,. when it is seated in June, in the midst of the state .campaign, cannot be estimated until well in the fall. Then the re- action will start setting in but too late to affect the general elections. For instance. The new Seattle ad- ministration started with a promise to slash taxes to the bone. The first step of the mayor-elect was to pub- lically announce a policy which insur- ance men there declare means that the large property owners and busi- ness and industrial plans at Seattle, as well as the large and small home owners will be caled upon yearly to pay more than $1,500,000 in increas- ed insurance premiums. The mayor-elect intends to try a new wrinkle in handling his fire de- partment. He will permit the men to elect their own fire chief, will abol- ish th fire marshal, do away with trained expert fine inspectors, and turn this work over to "the good boys of the depatment." When word of this reached the un- derwriters they lost no time at all in looking over the Seattle rate sheets. It is conservatively estimated that such a program means disruption of an organized, efficient fire depart- ment, increased fire hazards, and naturally increased rates. While Seattle was engaged in se- lecting its new official personnel it was also busy adopting a new bond issue to improve its waterfront. This is alll right insofar as Seatttle is concerned. But there are other ele- ments in which official Olympia is intersted in eelatlon to this improve- ment. Seattle bonds itself for $650,,00 But the state is going to be eall.ed upon for around $750,000 as it, share of this work, and the hard pressed railroads now finding theil operating incomes hardly sufficient to meet operating costs and not large enough to meet tax demands al- so, are going to be called upon tc dig up another three quarters of a million, and down town adjacent property a similar sum. An unthinking public voted the im provement. While the successful candidate: were walking into office on a pledg- ed policy of tax reductions, they weft also slipping word from the side o their mouths to increase the bond is sues, feeling positive that the rail roads, the state and the down town property owners would foot the bill anyway. Its part of the same gener- al program ordered years ago. No sooner had Seattle's recall last summer gotten safely over the hump and the hand of the organized minor- ity exposed, that steps were taken in other sections to press for the politi- cal advantage which was looming the ummer. Homer T. Bone, of Tacoma prominent municipal ownership advo cats and avowed enemy of all util. [ty corporations, started grooming fo the senatorial race. He is now ready to go. In the first, second, third and dxth congressional districts, plans fol sneaking under the Republican barn her other active "ultra progressives" are being formulated. Governmental costs and taxes must be reduced. This is the one ever in- erasing demand heard in every sec- tion of the state. In Seattle, thou- sands on thousands have signed the proposed initiative meause to exempt from taxation homes valued at $4000 or less. This measure will go on the ballot. In addition the proposal to limit millage on real property to not ex- ceed 40 mills will go on the balott. This means that this state will be called upon next year to slash its cost of government, city, port, school county and state 50 per cent; and still be short about 25 per cent of necessary revenues to carry on. Where's the money coming from? Thats the question which should be answered before signing or voting for any of this character of propos- als. Another new initiative appeared at Olympia this week. William Tell Laub Seattle attorney, filed it in behalf i of a Seattle importing firm. It calls i for the repeal of the excise tax of 15 cents a pound on butter substi- tutes. The measure will require 50,- 000 signatures. These should not be hard to get judging from returns from those already circulated. For instance the proposal to repeal the state bone dry law has close to 100,000. signatures alrady, mostly gathered in Seattle during the recent campaign. The game commission measure has rounded up 75,000 sig- natures and is just getting well un- derway. The tax bills are well on their way and the home exemption measure having gathered in something like 50,000 during the Seattle elec- tion campaign mass rallies, and in other large cities, while the 40 mill limitation bill is spreading like a prairie fire. Congres has enacted the Norris Anti-Injunction bill demanded by or-i ganized labor. This could be expected on an election year. Of considerable interest in this state is that section  which would outlaw the clause in Se- attle's school teachers contracts pro- hibiting them from becoming affiliat- ed with teachers' labor unions. If the president signs this measure, and there isno reason why he should last, as it passed the House with but five negative votes and the same ra- tio in the Senate, making passage o- !vet a veto absolutely certain, it means that the organization of the school teachers into labor unions will proceed by leaps and bounds in this state, and labor delegates will take control of the teaching. The State Legislature has consist- ently rejected is similar bill in this state, session after session. If the development of the "ultra progrcs- ivism" continues, however, there is no telling what might happen at O- lympia next winter. The Norris bill has another fea- ture. It exempts labor organizations and leaders from liability for any damage inflicted by strikers and la- bor dnnpathizers during labor troub- les, prohibits the federal comma from ssuing restraining orderd to prevent destruction of property, BREWSTI-R HERALD, BRWSTER, WASHINGTON CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR i i ,, There was a meeting of the execu- tive board of the Intermdiate En- deavor Friday evening at the home of the president, Harlan Pendleton. fit was decided to have another party Friday evening March 18, the "Kun- try Skul," each girl shall come dress- ed in an old style house dress, big bow of ribbon on hair, sun bonnet, big bloomers, old buttoned shoes patches on clothing, hair braided (if long enough) and bring a jumping rope. They must be dressed in such fashion to be admitted to the party. The boys must wear, an old straw hat, bright colored shirt, rolled,up pants legs, half way to knee, big boy ties, bright suspenders, bright arm bands and a vest if wanted. No uits bands and a vest if wanted. No suits They shall bring marbles, string, top, mouse trap, jacks, stick horses, roll- er skates rubber ball with string at- tached tricycle, and lots of patches on clothing. All must have their lunch i in a bag, school day fashion. The tuition will be one penny. A prize will be given to the best dress- ed boy and best dressed girl. Diplo- mas will be given. l r Lawrence Blaekman, Rose Black- man, Harlan Pendleton and Mary Smethurst were chosen as delegates to the Convention at Cashmere, A- pril, 1,2 and 3. MORE NEWS Joseph JohnstonVeda Weaver; Al- bert JohnsonSeth Dwell. Today they will tight'the Battle of Gettysburg. Attendance has been better this past week. Roy Miller is back in school after a weekf absence. A new pupil, Gladys McDowell has enrolled. We are very sorry to lose Frances Spaulding who has been in this school for many years: She ha transferred to Sunnyslope. i ii i i Russian military commanders tell the soviet army of five million to be pre- pared for an attack by a handful el White Russians in Siberia. Another ease of Don Quixote and the wind mills. It is said that they are now having a contract bridge tournament along Hudson's Bay. Isn't there any primi- tive place any'where, anymore? t , i ,, i i i ":l ' i Wasldngtn Man Wins Automobile AURICE E. DUTTON, 8020 Jones Ave.. N.V'.. Seattle, has been notified that he won tile 212th auto- mobUe in the daily nation-wide Creme contest atmouneed cch week-day night owr the Columbia network. He is the third in the state of ra:h- lngton to win an automobile in this contest. Mr. Dutton is 43 years old, married and ha: resided in ScattIe since 1917. His hobbies are fishing and camping. Mr. Dutton has his choice of a Ford. Chevrolet or Plym- o' th automobile as a reward for writ- lng his winning statement. STATE PRODUCING MORE BEET SUGAR Beet sugar production in the state of Washington is steadily increasing as indicated by statistics released by the United States Beet Sugar Asso- ciation. The exact figures follow: 1931-32 .................... 7,285;700 rbs 1930-31 .................... 5,004,300 Ibs 1929-30 .................... 5,414,20t lbs. 1928-29 4,897,000 rbs Beet sugar produced in 15 western states to the extent of more than two billion pounds a year--about a fifth of the United States consumption plays an important part in holding down the price for the housewives be-: cause it offers constant competition to sugar imported from the tropics BOND PRINTING Our phnt Iicomplete for eve r,l you need i the iie of p we can assure you first "[-W o_n_.Ham_me/miil stock. Kldk m o . FEEDS Mill Run, per ton ...... $1900 Oats, per 100 bs ............ 1.50 WHITE DULANY CO. Monse, Wash. CUT TO RAiL FARES Go March 24, 25, 26, 27 Return flip must be completed by mdn;ght, April 5, 1932 Between stations Havre, rsst Fslls, Lewiston, Billings, and West ROUND-TRIP FARES TO DESTINATIONS I00 miles away $2.16 200 miles away 4.32 500 miles away 10.80 1000 miles away 21.60 Correspondingly low fares between oher distances. Children hsff f*. ll r  Minimum adult / l k ! I Good in ]Pullmanu4 -r ; : or full artioulgrS The housewife today buys sugar at 5RAT HOnTll[nrl prices lower than at any time in a generation. The customs duties collected on sugar amount to about one-fourth the entire revenue from tariffs on im- ports into the United States--a fact of extraordinary .importance to the governemnt at this tinge. SUNSHINE ' CHICK STARTER MASH[ Is an ideal starting food for baby chicks. It con- tains every nutrient nec- essary for nourishing the little birds, and making them grow vigorously. Among other wholesome ingredients it includes Powdered Milk Nopco XXX Cod Liver Oil Dehydrated Alfalfa These nourishing foods are loaded with vitamins which protect the chicks from disease and keeps them in condition to make a rapid growth. Ask Your Dealer For The 1932 FEEDING FOLDER Or Write WENATCHEE MILLING CO. Wenatchee, Wash. FEEDS As we sense it, AI Smith didn't chuck the brown derby into the ring, but he left it where any one can kick it in. THE MODERN SCHOOL As Interpreted by Washington School Leaders ii iii i ART IN EDUCATION By Esther Gingrich Dept. Of Applied Sciences rand A, Cheney Normal | i We all know that there is within each of us an inborn desire for self- expression through art forms, just" as there is a natural love of beauty. Man has always sought to satisfy these needs to the best of his abil- ity through adornment of self and home in various way connected with rituals of worship. We know that children delight in all forr of creat- Ive expression, as do adults, although adults are less open about it. We know that we need a basic knowledge of the good and bad in art in order that we may make intelligent choice, because never before has a played such an important part in a commer. cial way, touching 'practically every- thing we use. Let us visit a tew classes in the modern school to discover what is being done to meet these art needs nd to see also what part art plays in the learning proceed relative to other studies, as oial science and literatur. In a primary room we find a group of children working intent- ly at easels, painting large colorful pictures with calcimine. They scarce- i ly notice our presence, for painting lie a serious business. Each child has within him something which he earn- estly desires to express concerning a serious business. Each child has a favorite poem. The teacher is mov- ing quietly about, giving a word of encouragement here and asking a thought-provoking question there, ev- er seeking to bring forth from each the best in freedom of expression and striving at the same time to in- crease the child's knowledge of basic i art principles. She does not desire to  develop aists but she does hope to provide a wholesome outlet for self- xprssion and a fuller appreciation of art. We enter another room. Here the children are working in small groups one group is busily engaged in painting a backdrop, which we are informed is to be used in a play they have made up concerning Czechoslo- vakians whom they have been study- ingin social science. Another com- mittee is arranging the furnishings in I a small Czechoslovakian house, which i I they have constructed and which is large enough to accommodate sev- eral children. Under the leadership of a child chairman they are trying out various ideas, finally deciding upon an arrangement with the help of the "Consulting Engineer," their teach- er. We soon discover that these child- ren are learning how to cooperate as well as how the Czechs live and how to arrange furniture in a home.. Several, children are putting the finishing touches on some costumes gaily decoratedwith painted designs. We find that each chihl has designed, and executed his own decoration ------ thereby gaining both an appreciati0m and a knowledge of good design. On a table are some booklets each con- taining crayon illustrations relative to Czechoslovakia. Each illustration has involved much purposeful study in order to portray accurate informa- i tion. Art is being used as an incen- tive to study; its use serves to illu- minate and clarify information and to fix'it in. the child's mind. MARCH 18, 1932. 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