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THE SHOSHONE JOURNAL
THE SHOSHONE JOURNAL Established 1882 Volume 37 SOUTHERN IDAHO DEMOCRAT Established 1914 SHOSHONE, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 1918. Number 32 ) Y ' ) \. / \ ' . - X ■ ^ o r e- \\ * « — 1 M, I n * n •I • » « I n • » m 4 • it I O a I 71 Z< ÉÆ sh m / l* !» \ / ; Y7 r I ) i ffA /. yv. yy % ft v. l/i « V. V f ^ \4> ! I =1 \J II ' \ vM 1 \ >/ - M K: - :- T -////*/ mi Wi I Americans not Interested A A : j ♦> 1 WILL smash the German line in France if you will smash : : e* : : : : that Damnable Hun propaganda Y at home.-General Pershing WHAT THEY THINK OVER THERE. t t «3» I t : the work they are doing over here and , . The letters from our soldier boys as published in the various papers received at the Journal office always demand our most intense interest, since they indicate the trend of thought of our boys over there. We read letters in-papers repre Renting every section and corner of the United States and the uniform spirit and trend of thought in those letters is one of the most remarkable results of the war. High school boys of a year ago have developed mentally under the stress of war until they reflect the wisdom of the sages. From every quarter is sound Cd the same sentiments and resolutions. Not one of them ever mentions the price of cow skins or the government owner ship of all outdoors and everything there They all want to whip Uie nn. Not only the Him in Europe, but tlie Huns at home. Here are extracts from two typical letters. The first is from Lieutenant 0. T. Hoverson, of Sentinel Butte. North Da kota. Sentinel Butte is in ■olden a - ley County which is the home of one A. C. Town ley. Lieutenant Hoverson sa vs to his father sa_>s io ins lauier. I was glad to hear that things at home had been going well, that crops were looking well and that everything in gen oral, even polities, bears promise of being to the best advantage of everyone con cemed. I sincerely hope that they get Townley, a*d get him good, for some o n the utterances he has made. T lose w ic I read in the papers are absolute false hootls so tar as conditions in the army are concerned, and I would like to see him get into the hands of some of the men who have been fighting the dirty Hun, lately. The men h-ate war, of course; everyone does, but they hate men like the kaiser and Townley a d—d sii^ht ime nit NHi** mm iuwuibj «» u-u iiguv worse, and that is why they bear lip under the hardships in the remarkable way that they do. There is nothing that undermines the spirit of the men at the front more than to have men like Town ley at home criticising the government and its stand on everything. Let Town ley himself come over here and stand the Hun shell fire for about three days and I think he wçuld change his mind al>out calling this a rich man's war. The Germans know whose war it is going to ht» if they could ever hope to win and we need have no worry that much merqy would he shown to any of us, rich or poor. They would probably bave us all in the latter class, unless men like Town lev who have tried to help their cause would receive an Iron Cross and a good, swift kick for being a fool, hope that the many good, loyal people of the grand old state of North Dakota will break bis spell before the boys come back and though he prevails until all of us come, it will certainly be his end . . ,,ii when we do arrive, for all we need to be tolil is what he has said about the war Well, I and I know that we will take it as a personal insult. Tlie men take pride in most assuredly a great deal of_ pra.se .s due them for the way m which they carry on, as the British term it. Their endurance may be taxed at times, but it is a great deal of satisfaction for a man to overcome such things. It is the knifing m the back by such men as Townley which riles them and they will take their toll, never worry Well, let things come and go as they will now. T am concerned altogether with my little part m winning this war and until that .« over I cannot worry much over what takes place with politics. And here is an extract. fr"m n lcttc written direct to the Journal by Donald Drummond, one of our Lincoln county bo>s: ,u> a ew ints o * much we all appreciate the good work von arc doing «t home against the Hua Keep it up. We will 1 '^ ^' ra w ^ e . re J ; °. ^ frazzle and upon our return will assist you U '; ind tiie Huns at home their just , < est i „ pabtkan t tt a c-ttf ; A VERY PARTISAJ IEAjUE. The Non-Partisan league is growing in . , .. ® , „„U- _ strength .ri the "wthweet «"<> ing down to forward to winnmg throe or f " «'ntes m the next ^MS.onal e ^twna. Our quarrel with the Non-Partisan league is not so much b ® e p n 1 J pact isin ani P P ■ . a 1 a ( n( ° made speeches which sounded «edition* ut a i P , - f against another dass ltmng up the far mer against the mill owuèr and the , banker ami the co - op ! era IV ® - >- .. <■ , b j snlendid tiling. But the policy of the t Non-Partisan leasrue savors too much of i _.. u • yx . ar i the class war which in itself is \*ar ; against democracy. If the league is to ; benefit the farmers it must clear itself | of this suspicion.—McClure's Magazine, I . BULLETIN ON SPANISH INFLUENZA j The surgeon general of the 1. S. Pub i lie Health Service has just issued a pub | lieation dealing with Spanish influenza, j which contains all known available m j formation regarding this disease. un ; pic methods relative to its prevention, ; manner of spread, and care of patients. are also given. Readers may obtain cop ies of this pamphlet free of charge by writing to the "Surgeon General. T . S, Public Health Service, Washington, D. C." j C0NSERVE OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS. of the Na The Woman's Cnmmitt tional Defense announce that it is their belief that Christmas giving which in volves the purchase of gifts, should be discouraged as relieving to that extent the present heavy burden placed upon labor, transportation and other resource« j of thç nation Don ' t burden local dcliv ■rv service. Tlie call is urgent for more student nurses. MENTAL EFFICIENCY TESTS IN OUR SCHOOLS. We are this week beginning, in all the grades and part of the high school, the tests in mental efficiency. Now that does not necessarily mean that we are comparing the mentality of one child with that of another. It does mean, however, that we are trying to deter mine the amount of knowledge one child will get as compared with another child in the same grade. To do this we are giving the children tests of efficiency in arithmetic, spelling, grammar, and read These are tests that have been ££ b children of the same grades, th / entire United States. All schools mueh h game tpsts and materi al in our re8ult9 may ^ uniform . comparison Th a t h ree .f„ld value in the use effic iencv tests in the schools of t ' ho3e of other cities. In firs * it Valdes us to compare work that is being done in the dif f our * pboo|s w ith that £ corresponding grades in * 8Vstems 1 We have tbe r „. averages of efficiencv which has bepn , nnintai J (1 in the 8eh ôols of the east, middle west and west. At a glance ^ ^ t „ whe ther or not our school is , U( .. thp Hn it 9hould by CO m ^ r wjth that of tha otIier sections. We can all see the advantage f this form of measurement. In other ;t make8 for the a healthy, ^ competition-^ maintain their standards—-similar to that which wo find business world. Efficiency in a gehoo , sys tem is.just as essential to the progress of that school, ns it is to the progress of a business corporation. Tn t'e second place these tests of ef !" ' , , 1 P 1 " 0 ®' ! , e l , es " °! ,! fielen- v enable us to pick out, for mdi vidual attention and imstruction. those children that are behind in anv of their subjp( . ts If wp find a ( . hiid that is far ^ ayer in orithmetif . and above ^ RV in language> spe „ in „ etc .. it evident that the child should have more attention given to his work in arithmetic, an<L less to the other sub jppt9 Thp regu , t9 of these test8i w hich are tabulated in graphic form, enables ^ ^ tp]) ^ P „ binrp thp wpak . ^ gf ^ in(]jvidua| phjld In techfti . cal terms, we diagose the knowledge of each child and treat with greater carp weakest points. Bv tliis method of . ' . * . . instruction there is no necessity for a child to finish the year, well qualified in points of grmmar, spelling, etc., and weak in reading and arithmetic. These tests tend to assimilate and coordinate the knowledge of the child. The third advantage to be derived from these tests is the increased efficiency of the teachers. If a teacher knows the weak points in the student's work, then it is a very easy matter to lay more stress upon that subject during her per iod of instruction. Then, too. it creates a desire on the part of the teacher to have her grade as good as the best, not in one subject, but in all the subjects which she teaches. z' The efficiency of a school cannot tie judged by the number of children that pass from one grade to another, but by the increased amount of knowledge ob tained by those that do pass. On the same principle a teacher cannot he judged by the number of children he or she passes, but bv the amount of knowledge she imparts to those in her charge: and knowledge does not mean book learning, but the practical, usable informtion of tlie individual. Therefore, by these tests given twice THAT PEACE MOVE. I-ast Sunday morning all America was awakened by the news that the kaiser had quit the job of kaisering and offered to act as chauffeur for President Wilson or valet for Pershing. A slight investi gation of the offer, however, showed the usual marks of the cunning of the Hun. It was only equivalent to saying to the allies: "Stop a minute and give me time to run into my dug out, bar the door and re-load my gun and then I will give you hell again." to take the bit. The allien refused The kaiser be^an his so-railed peace otter by stating he was willing to accept the 14 articles of Pres ident Wilson, and also the speech of the president of Sept. 27. as a basis of peace parley. He then proceeded to indicate what terms he would demand. For a few hours every American felt that there was a possibility of a German made peace, which.would be no peace at all, but a mere cessation of hostilities for a few years until the Hun got his second wind. But there arose a mighty voice from the press and the statesmen of all the allies and as soon as possible to word it, from President Wilson him self which set the world again facing in the right direction. Here are excerpts from*the president's speech of Sept. 27: "Peace cannot rest upon the word of outlaws. * * * (the enemy) is with out honor and does not intend justice. * * * The voice of war has become clear and gripped our hearts. Our broth ers from many lands as well as our mur dered dead under the sea are calling to us and we respond. * * * Tt is nec essary that all who sit at the peace table shall come ready and willing to pay the price. * * * This is a peo ple's war, not a statesman's. Statesmen must follow the clarified common thought or be broken. * stantly intimating the "terms" she will accept, and always finds the world does not want terms. It wishes the final tri umph of justice and fair dealing." I When the Hun throws down his arms, I disbands his armies and the allied armies occupy all German' cities and territory the time when peace will come. At the peace table the Hun will have no place. He is no more entitled to a place I at the peace table than is a fiendish murderer entitled to a seat in the jury box at his own trial. Kaiser bill will ac * Germanv is eon I ' will 1 cept whatever peace the allies offer him and until he is in the mental attitude j to accept such a peace there will be no peace. Selah. THE WILLFUL TWENTY-TWO. Henry Ford, it may be inferred, accepts at full value the statement that "polities is adjourned." He has given the Demo cratic party leaders of Michigan the dis heartening information that he will not expend a cent in the campaign. Also he makes the guarded pledge that he will "support President Wilson's war meas ures while he continues his present and past wise course in the conduct of the war." Mr. Ford will not bind himself to vote for any measure "because it is labeled Democratic or Republican." But the president appears to be confi dent that he can continue to please Mr. Ford, for he personally requested Mr. Ford to become a candidate for United States senator. One may now be interested more keen ly than ever in what constitutes support of the president in war legislation. In of the eastern states the Dpttio some er a tic campaign committee is urging the voters to uphold tlie president by elect ing Democrats to congress. Over in the Southeastern Washington district a Dem ocratic candidate for representative uses the slogan: bv voting for McCroskey for congress." community the Democratic :cmor seeks to convey that onlv through his pport of the president 1 "Uphold the administration fn own for g candî 1 the b» ele'tioi ression can su assured. Yet n l* measure, so labeled by the president, and earnestly commended to the favorable action of the senate by him. was defea a 1 Monday by two votes, 'sure—the woman Fuf -twenty-two Demo On this car m amendmen 4 frage erats either .voted "no" or were paired The Republican opponents against it. nembered twelve. The need of a Democratic congress ; order to support the president is befud dling. One may suspect that the policy adopted by some Democrats is to sup port the president, enthusiastically and energetically only so long as they aor-'e with him on what ought to be -bone The number of Democrats on the Ford to have been increased Whv a Democratic con platform Reems bv twentv-two. gross?—Portland Oregonian. A CORRECTION. Tast week the linotype in the Journal | office mixed up the lines in the Library j renort, and gave the number of persons using the pfest Boom during the past year as 25. The number should be 1.379. | | - j a year, we can easily keep a check upon j the progress and advancement nf each in- j dividual child. They will assist us m finding those students that are back- | ard in one or two of their subjects, ns ! as those that are backward in all j If this anneals to you as a .,i them sensible method of instruction take an ; interest in the progress of your child, en- i courage him in his work, ask him how . and how his I he ranks with his cla class ranks with the remainder of the The child mav not onenlv show inter school. the fact that he appreciates v est and encouragement, but fus is of the greatest factors assisting in the progress and advancement of every child. J. E. WESSON. one Superintendent. Rockford—Work to begin on first unit ; Rockford Canal company. I ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. October 4th, - i In a shell hole at the edge of the Ger- ■ man trenches, on the Cambrai front, an | American soldier lay dead— Gashed with bayonets, riddled with | bullets, battered, bloody foam oozing | from his lips, panting, straining, fighting, j unconquered, like a stag at bay, he had fallen. The stretcher bearers found him there, Last Friday evening, about one hundred and thirty-five mem tiers of the Red Cross gathered at the K. P. hall, where a condensed report of the work done during the past year, was read by the secretary, Mrs. C. R. Wheel This report included the work done by the Dietrich and Kimama auxiliaries. The Richfield branch was represented by Mrs. Denicke, who handed in a report of the work done in that section. Miss Florence Butler read the report for North Shoshone, and Mrs. H. G. Avery gave a brief history of the work done by the Junior auxiliary. Hearty applause was called out by the splendid showing made by the Lincoln County Chanter, chairman, Mrs. E. G. Gooding, stated that the excellence of the work done through out. bad been such as to bring words of special commendation from headquar er The tors. Following the reports, Mrs. E. G. Good ing was unanimously and enthusiastical ly re-elected chairman of Lincoln County chapter. The other officers were elected as follows: First vice chairman, Mrs. Joe Wheeler; second vice chairman. Mrs. Archie Bowler; secretary, Mrs. C. R. Wheeler; treasurer. Miss Leonora Noble. Miss Laura Shoup, of Seattle, one of the Divisional Directors, was present, and gave an instructive talk on the work of the Northwestern Division, which was much appreciated. After this Mrs. T. H. Gooding, Jr., favored the as sembly with a vocal solo, and graciously responded to the hearty encore called out by the first number. The reading of the poem. ''Somewhere in France," by Edw. T. Barber, completed the evening's pro gram. Following this number coffee and sandwiches were served, cafeteria style, to all assembled. A DAY'S PAY. Wednesday .the lHth day of October. 1918, But wait, I want to tell a story: dead, in the shell hole. He was just a lad, such a lad as those lads you saw, those I saw, the other day, marching, marching, down the street to the station, to the train, an swering the great call. Not over twenty, but what a boy— Clear-eyed, lithe-limbed, clean muscled. laird, he was a son to be proud of! The stretcher bearers found him— Dried blood, black and clotted, was tangled in his hair; the uniform was torn and slashed; the helmet had dropped there in the muck at his side; a great gash disfigured the temple; his hands were mashed and broken, the flesh rip ped from the knuckles— At the last he had fought with bare fists! . He was dead, dead, in the shell hole. His white face was turned toward the heavens. The lips cut, bruised—ah, those lips a mother, a sweetheart, had kissed—would kiss no more— Were parted in a smile! The stretcher hearers found him — Around him ten dead Germans lay. He had killed them all. Now you know why he smiled, even in death ! Imagine that fight: The ione Amerien lad taking them on as they came—one—-two—three—four— five-—aye, ten of them. And he laughed while tie fought them ! Think of it! The exultation of that lad's soul: the pride of that young heart, bursting with eagerness—hard as stone with determination—fighting—fighting— for America! For America! See the gleam in the eyes, the laugh— hear it—as he sees them fall, the eon hieh he looks on them, the tempt with sneer on his lips — Then he fell, there in the shell hole, before Cambrai — He fell and died! What a day for him—what a glorious day— Wednesday, the 16th day of October, 1918, America asks von to save your in come to rthat dav. take it to the nearest or bank, buy War Savings nostoffl Stamps with it—loan it to the cause for which that lad died. Mv. God. what more can T savl —Earl Wayman Bowman. MRS. GOODING AT PAYETTE. - Urs. Fred W. Gooding returned Sat , irday f rom Payette, where she attended the convention of the Idaho Federation L,f Women's clubs. Mrs. Gooding was one 0 f 7") accredited delegates in attend ance at thp convention. Mrs. Gooding chairman of the Scholarship rid reports that, service in that is state j oan Fi>nd committee, a ,j lir j n N. J, ar two years of ,,. lr)!U ,j tv the fund has increased from to $8.000. The fund has been ,to bv the giving of memorials by 3 ,. boo i s an ,j hisb schools, at $100 each. Afanv f these are for soldiers, and the available for assisting hoys through the students' army training ,- IInd Judging from the reports of the differ opt committees, it would he a hold per •ould dare to accuse Idaho women of being slackers. Mrs. Cnnding was elected a delegate tn the National Convention of Women's dubs, but the place of holding the con vention has not vet been decided on. im handling wheat in Moscow—Farmers bulk as measure of economy in grain sacks. WOOD RIVER CENTER GRANGE The North Shoshone auxiliary met last week, but due to lack of material they only had four sheets to hem and three dozen handkerchiefs to sew the compli ments on. Those present to do the work were Mesdames Ivie, Ryan, Viera, Brotz man, Furniss, and Misses Hattie Peck and Florence Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Butler,'Mrs. Brotzman and Clarence Butler motored down to Gooding Saturday morning and returned Sunday evening. The boys of School District 29 think it is rather tough that they must sit quietly in their seats and not whisper. Mr. and Mrs. Will Ivie were in Good ing Saturday. Mrs. Brotzman, Charles and Florence Butler motored up to Dietrich and back Friday. Hattie and Jack Peck took their fath er back up to Camas Prairie Tuesday, where he is still threshing. Word has been received from Camp Fremont that Joe Sprenger has a very sore arm due to vaccination. He has had it lanced three times. Let us hope Joe will recover quickly and will soon be able to drill again. A. L. Butler has purchased 53 head of sheep. Mrs. Brotzman is spending a few days with Hattie Peck. Charles Butler is helping Mr. Cannon dig spuds on the Mabbett place this week. Mesdames Ryan. A. Horn. J. Ivie, But ler. Viera. Serpa. Brotzman. and Misses Hattie Peck and Florence Butler, and Harrison Ryan. Alvin Butler and Charles Butler attended the Red Crross meeting in town Friday night. A. L. Butler went in town after a load of coal Wednesday. Some ladies were out from Shoshone Thursday measuring and weighing babies at the Grange hall. Mrs. Lester Cannon and sons came down from the mountains Thursday. They will visit with the Butlers until Mr. Cannon brings the cattle down, which will be in two or three weeks. Viera were in town, Monday. - BIG WOOD RIVER NEWS Mrs. J. Tvie. Mrs. W. Ivie and Mrs. A. L. Horn and wife were in town Tuesday evening. he bringing back a nice "two point, Mrs. Lester Cox spent Saturday night in Gooding, a guest of Mr. Cox's brother at the Lincoln Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Lulloff and children of Gooding spent Sunday at the Lore home. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Man ue! Perry Oct. 3rd. Harrison Ryan. Lester Cox and Goldie Rvan have returned from their hunting trip. Harrison was the only Iuckv one, Mrs. A. M. Gomes writes she is enjoy ing her visit with her son, Ernest, at Camp Fremont, Cal. Quite a number of North Shoshone people attended the Red Cross entertain ment at Shoshone Friday night. All re port an enjoyable time. Mrs. Earl Burditt, who underwent an operation in Gooding Saturday for an ab cess. is quite ill. Mrs. L. F. Gieseke and three children spent the day Friday with Mrs. Ryan. Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Hewett saying" they were having a lovely trip and but very little car trouble. Mrs. J. A. Mills was a guest of Mrs. Ryan last Monday. No Red Cross sewing today on ac count of a lack of material. Mrs. C. B. Sparks and children have been quite sick this week. Miss Mabel Rand spent Saturday night and Sunday with her parents on Big Wood river. NORTH SHOSHONE NEWS A huntink party consisting of A. L. Butler. Lester Gannon. Lee Geh ring. Char* lie Jones and Ghas. Butler, went up into the Cane Horn country after hear an«l deer. They were unfortunate and had to come home without their meat. But they were not the only party returning without game. R. Warren and sons had the same luck. The people of the North Shoshone dis trict are sorry to hear that Joe Spreng er has been nursing a very sore arm due to vaccination, drill for some time, vaccination caused a breaking out on his arm, later it became inflamed. He has had it lanced three times and let us He lias been unable to It seems as if the hope that it will improve rapidly that he will soon be ready for drilling again. The boys of School District 29 think it is rather tough that they must sit quietly in their seats and not whisper. The talk given by Lieut. Snuthin at the Grange hall was very interesting and confirmed our ideas of German cruelty. The meeting w-as well attended and the liberty loan was considerably strength Some of the farmers j ened as a result, mav have to dip rather deep in their noekets for the loan but like good Amer s they do it cheerfully and willingly. But after all it is only a slight incon venience now to he a great help later on, for we get it all back and a good interest besides. And they will meet with a smile anv other loan that comes. Mrs. W. J. Peek has gone to Grand Junction, Colorado, where she will visit with her daughter. Mrs. Fred Scott. A. D. Silva has gone east with hi3 Iamb crop. Mr. Furniss had the misfortune to have a fire start in his wood pile while he was away from, home and it completely ruined a new Winona wagon, several loads of wood and badly damaged a cellar near by. iea YOUR CHRISTMAS PARCELS. In another place is found detailed in structions as to how to proceed to send Christmas presents to the boys overseas. If you get your present there you will have to act quick.