OCR Interpretation


American Falls press. [volume] (American Falls, Idaho) 1907-1937, December 03, 1918, Image 1

Image and text provided by Idaho State Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063041/1918-12-03/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

American Falls Press
AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COINTV IDAHO. TUESDAY. DECEMBERS, 191s.
NUMBER T.
YOLUME XIX.
HOW WILL IDAHO HONOR
HER FALLEN HEROES!
in
is
Heuiitil'ul Auditorium ami Avenue of
Trees Among the Suggestions Alade
In Boise Statesman — Additional
Suggestions Invited.
The suggestion for a memorial for
the Idaho soldiers who made the su
preme sacrifice in the cause of free
dom has taken firm hold on the peo
ple of the state, says the Boise States
man. From all sides come hearty en
dorsements and it goes without saying
that something really worth while will
be done.
There are varying opinions as to
the character of the memorial to be
erected, the Statesman continues, ar.d
as to the most fitting way of paying
for it. This is indicated in the state
ment from Governor-elect Davis. This
and other details might be nicely
worked out through a commission. It
is also possible that Boise may de
termine to erect a memorial for the
men of this community, the States
man says, in addition to the one sug
gested for the state. H. J. McGirr sug>
gests a beautiful auditorium and a
"stay-at-home" an avenue of trees. In
reply to an inquiry from the States
man. D. W. Davis said:
"Tt's only a question of what form
the memorial shall take and as to how
the money shall be raised, for of course
the state of Idaho will remember her
soldiers in a fitting and permanent
manner. Personally. I believe, the me
morial should be financed by volun
tary contributions. A tax measure
would be entirely too formal for a
task that lies so close to the hearts
of the people, while a spontaneous
gift from the citizens would bear an
analogy to the unselfish manner in
which our boys offered themselves
to the nation."
HUNS MUST P AY FOR WAR
TO LIMIT OF CAPACITY
l.Ioyd George Also Declares the Sub
marine Pirates and Devastators
Mnst be Punished.
Germany must pay the cost of the
war to the limit of her capacity, Pre
mier Lloyd George declared in a
speech Friday.
The submarine pirates must be pun
ished, the premier added, and whoever
devastated the lands of another coun
try ought to be responsible for it.
Referring to the culpability of the
authors of the war, Mr. Lloyd George
said the government intends that the
investigation to be conducted should
be a perfectly fair, but a stern one.
and that it should go on to its final
reckoning.
"I mean to see that the men who
did not treat our prisoners humane
ly be made responsible," the premier
declared. He added that he did not
wish to pursue a policy of vengeance,
but declared:
"We have got so to act that men in
the future who feel tempted to follow
the example of the rulers who plung
ed the world into war will know what
is waiting for them at the end."
Lloyd George, dealing with the
question of the responsibility for the
invasion of Belgium, said the British
government has consulted some of the
greatest jurists of the kingdom and
that they unanimously and definitely
bad arrived at the conclusion that in
their judgment the former German
emperor was guilty of an indictable
offense, for which he ought to be held
responsible.
How a Farmer Made $1.000
A farmer who kept accounts under
the direction of the University of Mis
souri College of Agriculture the last
two years made a thousand dollars
thru better hog feeding. Like many
nersons, he knew better than to do as
he was doing, but he was Missourian
enough thaï he had not only to be
shown, but must do the showing him
self. This is w'here the farm accounts
system came in. He adpoted hog feed
ing methods that animal husbandry
experiments have shown beyond ques
tion to be practicable. His accounts
convinced hint that such methods
were practicable for him.
The first year this farmer s hogs
made a return, after all other ex
penses including labor had been paid,
of $1.03 a bushel for the corn fed.
Com sold locally for about 89 cents,
this left a profit of 14 cents a bushel
from feeding the corn. That was not
so bad, but the next year he deter
mined to do better. The next year
his hogs netted a return of $3 a bush
el for the corn fed. Corn sold locally
for $1.40 a bushel. This left a profit
of $1.60 a bushel from feeding the
corn. The price received for hogs the
second year, however, was 66 per
cent higher. This would account for
an increased receipt per bushel of 66
per cent of $1.03, or 68 cents. Other
things being the same as the year be
fore. $1.71 a bushel for com could
have been expected due to the in
crease in price received for hogs. The
actual returns amounted to $3 a bush
el This leaves the difference be
tween $3 a bushel and $1.71 a bushel,
or $1.29 a bushel, increased profits
due to Improved methods. To be con
servative and clearly within the lim
its of truth, the difference due to
better methods was counted as an
even $1 a bushel. Eleven hundred
and thirty bushels of corn were fed.
The saving was safely put at one
thousand dollars.—Western Farm Life
The price of eggs in Brussels has
dropped from $12 a dozen to $7 within
the past week. The price seems high
enough yet.
4
COUNTY CHAIRMEN URGED
TO PUSH WAR STAMPS
+
All county chairmen of war savings +
in Idaho have been urged by James K. +
Lynch, governor of the federal re- +
serve bank at San Francisco, to put +
their counties over the top with their
quotas of war savings. To accom
plish this every county in the state
is making a strenuous endeavor this
week. The government expects the
fulfilment of the war savings obli
gation just as it expected the state
to come across in Liberty Loans. It
will take earnest work to put Idaho
across before the limit expires. Mr.
Lynch says:
''The secretary of the treasury is
depending upon Idaho reaching her
quota in war savings and it is up to
you we must look to put your county
over. It is of great importance that
Idaho should not make a failure of
this campaign. I know she can suc
ceed and am confident she will."
All chairmen of Liberty Loan drives
in Idaho have issued statements urg
ing a cleau-up on war savings to save
Idaho from the stigma of slacker. Gov
ernor-elect Davis, chairman of the
second and third loans said: "The +
state must not now be allowed to fail j +
on war savings. Such a blot on the
splendid record we have made on ev
ery other war drive would be unbear
able, as I view it. The eight million
dollars Idaho has been asked to raise

•F
+

+
•F
■P
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

+
+
+
+
•F
+
by sale of war savings stamps is as
much a duty as would be an appor
tionment. for this state of an equal
amount of Liberty bonds. The time
has now come for Idaho to dig in
and clean up our balance on war sav
ings."
Chairman Johnson of the first Lib
erty loan said: "I have no fear but
Idaho citizens will put their shoul
ders to the w'heel in the war savings
drive. The coming week Idaho must
fulfill her obligations."
Chairman Monte B. Gwinn of the
Fourth Liberty loan said: "Idaho has
made a magnificent record in other
war drives. It would be a shame for
the state to fail to clean up its quota
of war savings certificat^. Nothing
less than full performance of all our
war obligations should satisfy us. It
is unquestionably the duty of every
loyal citizen to feel deeply his indi
vidual responsibility in the drive to
clean up on war savings and to do his
or her utmost to put it across. It is
a duty we owe to the state and the
nation, ourselves and our soldiers, who
sacrificed infinitely more than we
who have been forced to stay at home
can possibly sacrifice. Idaho can not
afford to let her obligations on any
war demand go by default."
AVNS
AVNS
BIG BRUNE AU PROJECT
IS CONSIDERED POSSIBILITY
Conference Held at Twin l'alls Takes
Lively Interest in the Matter—Will
Aid in Solving Employment Prob
lem if Undertaken.
The Twin Falls Chronicle, in its ac
count of the meeting held there re
cently at the commercial club rooms,
said: "Prospects never were so favor
able for early completion of the great
Pruneau reclamation project as they
are at the present time with the fed
eral government turning its attention
toward' the problem of providing em
ployment for the men returning from
the battlefields of Europe. I think we
can be confident that the new state
administration and the legislature
will do whatever is necessary in co
operation with the federal government
to bring about the early development
of this, and other, of Idaho's great
natural resources." This is the state
ment made by Governoj-elect D. W.
Davis while in conference with repre
sentative Twin Falls people Thursday
says the Chronicle. Mr. Davis stated
that because of the possibility of his
beine able to advance the claims of
(he Brnneau project on that occasion,
he had determined to attend the con
ference of governors and governors
elect throughout the United States, to
be held in December at Washington
or Annapolis, on which occasion it is
likely that plans for the development
of natural resources and reclamation
projects will be given a generous
measure of consideration.
ï
|
j
I
I
Wss 1 -
ORTY CASKS OF FLU
REPORTFD AT ROY
( all For Nurses ConItl Not Be Met
Because We Have None to Send.
Mrs. J. T. Fisher of Rockland, yes
terday. telephoned to the Red Cross
stating that there were forty cases of
flu at Roy. and asked for nurses to
assist in caring for the sick. She was
regretfully informed that we had no
nurses to send. The situation is bet
ter here, on the whole, than it has
been for some weeks, but those who
have been going out nursing, for the
most part, have flu cases in their
own families and can not go.
No mention was made as to the
seriousness of the cases at Roy, but
lack of proper care can readily make
mild cases into seriou s ones.
-IW551
TEACHERS' EXAMINATION.
The regular teachers' examination!
for all classes of certificates, which
was postponed from November on ac
count of influenza, will be held in
the court room in the court house, on
December 19, 20 and 21, 1918.
The teachers' institute which was
also postponed, will not be held this
HARRIET M. WILSON,
Owunty Superintendent.
vf-tt r.
12-3, t3
4- + + + + + + + 4' + + + + + + + 'F + * + + + + + * + + + + + + + + + + +
»
+
To the end that we may not forget that we still have a grave 'F
+ obligation upon us to feed the world, I desire to call attention to a +
+ message front Mr. Hoover, which among other things, says:
+
+
+
j +
+ sciences return to our old wasteful ways
-F ing a lot.
+

+
■F
"The change in the foreign situation necessarily alters our food +
•F program, because the freeing of the seas from submarine menace ren
+ der accessible the wheat supplies of India, Australia and the Argen- +
♦ tine. The total food demand upon the United States is not dimin
+ ished, however. On the contrary, it is increased. In addition to sup- F
•F plying those to whom we are already pledged we now have the splendid ♦ |
■P opportunity and obligation of meeting the needs of those millions of + i
+ people in the hitherto occupied territories who are facing actual star- +
+ vation. The people of Belgium, Northern France, Serbia, Rumania, 'F
+ Montenegro, Poland, Russia and Armenia, rely upon America for im- F
+ mediate aid. We must also participate in the preservation of the newly + i
+ liberated nations in Austria; nor can we ignore the effect on future
■F
F ,
. ï
Ï !
+ world developments of a famine condition among those other people +
All these con- +
+
>
+ I
+ whom we have recently released from our enemies.
+ sidérations mean that upward of two hundred million people, in ad
+ dition to those whom we are already pledged to serve, are now look
+ ing to us in their misery and famine. Our appeal today is there
+ fore larger than the former appeal to the 'war conscience' of our peo- +
♦ pie. The new appeal is to the 'world conscience' which must be the 'F
+ guiding inspiration of our future program. The American people in +
+ this most, critical period of their history have the opportunity to dem
+ onstrate not only their ability to assist in establishing peace on earth. '►
+ but also their consecration by self-denial to the cause of suff ering +
•F humanity."
F
F
■F
■F
We may be inclined to think, now that flour substitute régula -
■F tions and sugar regulations have been entirely removed, that the need F
+ of food conservation has ceased, and that we may with clear con- *F
>f using a little and misus
:•
■F
F
As a matter of tact we have promised to feed the hungry millions
+ of Europe, the allies and the liberated nations, sending them two- 'F j
•F thirds more foodstuffs than last year from stocks no larger. Power F
♦ county, so far, has not repudiated a single one of her obligations: and *
+ if we can continue to realize the necessity, we will not fall down in 'F
+ doing our share toward this 'F
•F The plan should be to get along with as few purchases of food- 'F
+ stuffs as possible of any sort until the first of next July at the ear- F
+ liest. Using the smallest quantities, and the fewest items of food thaï 'F
+ must be purchased, and using up whatever we may have on hands of +
+ our own. +
If we use our foodstnffs with the utmost economy in the mean- 'F
+ time, and our pantries and cellars are empty on the first of next July. F
+ then we can say that we have done our part. *>
+ To emphasize the importance of continued conservation until the +
+ menace of starvation to millions of people of the liberated nations of +
+ Europe is removed an intensive campaign has been outlined by Mr *
* Hoover for the week of December 2nd to ah, to be known as food F
4» conservation week for world relief. 'J*
Food has been the major munition of war. It now becomes the F j
+ only panacea for anarchy and further murder. We must save that
It is America's mission—our further opportunity to +
FOOD WILL WIN THE WORLD.
MAURICE M. MY'ERS, Power Coutny Food Administrator.


•F
+ we may give.
+ serve.
F
F i
+
•F
+
+++++++++++++❖++++++♦+♦♦+++++++++♦++
4 , + * + + + + .|.4> + + + <F + + <t + <F
+
+
+
*
STORIES FROM THE BAT
TIE FRONT.
+
4
v
How two American Engineers, cut
oft and lost from a night patrol, spent
five days within the German lines
nursing a wounded comrade, and fin
ally, after they had been 48 hours
without food or water, rushed a Boche
machine gun emplacement and killed
the crew, ran a gauntlet of fire from
a dozen other machine guns, swam a
river and got back to their lines with
their patient and valuable information
is one of the stories produced by the
restless fighting" during the period
when the Germans, pausing in their
retreat, made a stand on the Vesle.
Privates Frank C. Schultz and Ed
ward Morrisy are the Engineers who
managed the episode, and Private i
Frank DeBlase. an Infantryman, is
the wounded man they saved^
The three were tnembet s of a par y
which, with noses for fighting and in- j
formation, crossed the les e one night f
and penetrated into a battere« i j
tewn on its northern bank Jhe pii
trol investigated the town clawed
with the Boche garrison took a coup .
of prisoners and ieturneil
llie Patient Arrives.
But Schultz and Morris}, parti} e
they had tarried to bandage the
,oun e so
cause
wounds of two slightly
diers, lost the bunch and, what was
worse, the direction. They wandered
cautiously around for an hour until,
running almost into the arms of a
German patrol, they sought hasty ref
ege in a hole dug in an embankment
ai the side of the street.
The hole was a small one, hardly
large enough to be dignified with the
ï name of dugout, and its limited di
| mensions were taxed still more half
j un hour-later when DeBlase, blinded,
I temporarily at least, by
wound in the forehead, came groping
I down the street and was taken in.
Dawn that morning disclosed the
plight of the trio. They were near
the southern edge of the town, sepa
rated from the river and their own
tines by a quarter of a mile of flat,
o'pem ground,
river, they could see
where they knew American sentinels
and artillery observers were station
ed and. looking to the north, they
could see another hillside where they
knew German sentinels and observers
were on the alert.
a bullet
Looking across the
the hillside
They were in No Man's I^and—that
part of No Man's I.and claimed at
night time by the Germans and held
by isolated machine gun crews who.
with the passing of darkness with
drew to the high ground behind.
Too Risky to Try.
If they made a dash for the Ameri
lines. they had the strip of open
r
can
ground to cross and then the river,
with a score oi Boche machine guns
It was too risky,
A run for it at night
firing from the rear,
they decided,
through the flanking fire of the ma
chine guns near the river was just as
unfeasible.
The two Engineers went into exe
cutive conference and decided to stick
It out indefinitely, waiting for the
German withdrawal from the Vesl
.B'j!
which they knew was momentarily
expected. It began to look as if they
were going to get a close-up on it.
They took their first aid packets
and bound up the wounds of DeBlase
and held an inventory of their store
of provisions. They had. they found,
six cans of salmon, two cans of beans
and two canteens of water. In be
half of the beans it may be said that
i p ur j n g 4be night it was necessary
for one oj , tbe Engineers to hold his
hand constantly over De Blase's
mou4b t0 suppress hysterical mutter
j ipgs which would have been heard by
f , iree 0erm ans who at nightfall, al
j wa yg appeared and manned a ma
chin<? ; t 15 yards away on the
other 8ide of > the road.
Ag the Germ ans would have over
heard any conversation, it was a rule
of the abri that no word would he
snoken dur ing the darkness. Through;
^ <he fiye n(Khts , he boIp the tw0
Engineers crouched side by side.
never a word passing between them,
relieving each other in clamping a
tender but firm hand over the wound
when, in the third day of hiding, they
opened the last can. they ate them
with relish and actually liked them.
The consumption of the last can of
beans on that third day marked the
total depletion of the larder. The last
drop of water had gone some hours
before. The difficulties brought on by
hunger, thirst and. last, of room to
move in were complicated the fourth
day by the condition of the wounded
man, who became feverish and at
times hysterical.
Lest the Germans Hear.
ith
ed man's mouth.
On the fifth day the two decided
they could hold out no longer,
they had remained 24 hours longer,
they would have been liberated by the
Americans, for on the day after they
actually did get away, the Germans
began their retreat northward,
of these plans they did not know, and
when they talked it over they decided
it was better to die making a fight
than starve to death in a hole.
Just Before Daylight.
They decided upon a break just be
fore daylight, when there was enough
light to guide them lo the river and
enough darkness to make the Ger
man's aim uncertain. Anyhow, they
figured, they wouldn't get killed with
out result, for they certainly could
put the nearest machine gun crew out
of commission.
The rush went off according to plan
II
But
With approaching dawn barely dis
closing the river and the outlines of
the hill beyond, the three emerged
from their hole. Schultz supported
De Blase, while Morrisy pulled the
p1ns on two grenades, counted three,
end tossed them at the German
ew nearby. , u>
The grenades exploded, there w:gs
shriek in German, and the. twty.
erne.-rv the wounded man siupibling
between them, were off toward the
American lines. A dozen marhfne.
guns rattled behind them and
either side, but they were unhurt,
They plunged Info the Ve«Us -rtniggl-;|Vè-s
ed «cross, afud! were safe.
In their five days of seclusion, Mor-!
risv and Schultz had learned the hab
its and night-time whgrcai«tuts
several machin* «un crews, some
fvhfl^n didn't go north with their
,i>. . ..r.L : :t r , j
nllt tfl nl .. - I
panies when the Germans derided
they didn't like the climate of the
Vesle, not to speak of the two whose
bodies were found bçside the machine
gun at which Morrisy had tossed the
grenades.-—'Stars and Stripes.
Wss
The apportionment of war savings
| stamps to the nation is $20 per cap
i ta.. That is the amount that Chairman
Anderson has set out to raise in this
county. No apportionment by districts
has been made other than to inform
i the leaders of the per capita quota of
LAUNCH STAMP DRIVE
FOR *20 PER CAPITA.
to
of
,
ï .. _ „ _ „ . j t -T
! nation^. R. B. Greenwood. J.
Fisher and Ernest Ogden are looking
after Rockland; M. M. Myers and H. "
... ,
R. Wallis are assisting ,n Roy, and H.
C. Moues is working west of town.,
I In American Falls the school teachers
j
j
j
i
j
;
;
are the most active solicitors, and at
noon today their reports to Chairman
Anderson were very encouraging. An :
effort
limit men as possible—$1.000 each—
to help out in the quota. The amount
to he raised in Power county is approx
imately $100.000.
ill be made to get as many
TV'S S
IN AMERICAN FALLS
Ameri- !
! LU SITU ATION WORSE
Flu is on the increase in
can Falls. A dozen or more cases have !
j developed since Saturday morning. So
far none are reported to be serious,
but the number of new cases is dis
rouraging. Among the new cases are
the following: Ben Adolf; Miss Smith.
a clerk in the postoffice; four chil-;
dren of Joe Wagner: two chlldMfi o f
Mayor Hanson, daughter of Mrs. Ar
,hm ' Hughes: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kauf
man: Fre(1 Zimmerman; Ernest Hoi
n '* an - All but two of the ernployes o
}he laundry are reported to be ill with ;
„ '" T D ... ,
* ' ' _ ' , j( .^ ', , " T ,, nd
* g ' \bererombie but they ire
both q 'u lt p 8 fck yet. There are no other
caseg 8Q far known .
' \a7q ç l
j IjXÂâl
!
I
!
i
IN FULL CH ARGE ;
_. 1
MAY PUT HOOVER
i Appointment of Food Director for All
Allied Nations is Proposed.
j
I
The appointment of Herbert C.
Hoover as director of relief, having ;
to< d and relief
j sarde< i by Mr. Hoover, although no
!
charge of the entire
administration for tire European #1-!
lies and the United States, is under
consideration.
It is understood the offer of the
position has been made in behalf of
the allies and it rather favorably re
probab i v wi n go to London,
th e plan will be considered further.;
HIg partv in H Ut ies Robert Taft, son of
! tbe fonn er president, and Dr Alonzo
j
a
announcement has been made.
The general idea of thr plan is lo
j ,. on tralize the organization under one
| b( . ad go tbat botb tbp f ood an d ton
nage made available by the various
allies would be used under one plan
to the best advantage of each of the
allied nations. The director general
would be the supreme executive head
and would work in conjunction with
the existing interallied maritime, food
and financial commissions which have
headquarters in London. The present
American representatives on these
commissions are Messrs. Stevens,
P.ublee. Crosby and Sheldon.
Part of the plan is 'hat relief ships!
forming an extensive interallied re- i
lief fleet shall fly an interallied flagia''
so that the countries receiving relief !
will feel that if comes from all alike. |
rather than from any one country.
Hoover after going to Brussels
where !
Mr
'
; Taylor.
-!W35L
j SUBSTITUTE FOR G ASOLINE
HAS BEEN INVENTED.
-
"Liberty Fuel" I» Developed by AA'nr
Department — Is Said Gt Be Cheaper
and Better Than the Highest Re
flned Gasoline for Use in Motors.
be no more
II
After more than five months of ex-1
periments, officers of the war depart
ment have invented a new feuel which
they call "Liberty fuel." The base of
the new fuel is kerosene and the other
ingredients are cheap and easily ob- 1
tained. Many advantages are claimed
tor the new fuel over gasoline. It Is
now being produced in large quanti
ties and it is predicted will soon be in
general use.
Credit for the production of the new
fuel is given by Major Ximpi.erman
his colleague. Captain WeishCrger. gas'
and oil engineer of wide
and established repuftftidh. Tnét't» will
gasoltnelesi -Rnfidaysi. Ma-,
! jor Zimmerman decfiaire*. [ uniat
.. . .
The new fuel has. been tried on*, un
i der the mort! 'rVins.«®< !PMWrtiP*i.4'on-ng'i43»ift?4
of ditionsi /XiKtPïttide nl ggsyJifte.^Aftd is
decUrqft tf) few
tepilftftrj.gasaUne an4 t#
e-Sap
çXqd more
Lftdw^r'Ibr flpucb lqsft'expense. Tftd theq
war Tested a few < fnpri1ns tbireer the
gun^nfw ritet Would have' he'en NH' fee'neralq
use in airplanes and HWit«# 1 'cttFs in
af] FrHtie*> t -bnM ,
ilibaos boot -
En-£r.m ; : > •- . ri
:
; . Eoiw Fight Retweou Rutedw aqA.feer
M , ; i -"M*n Returned Prisoner ,
oti.L.cLshe.s .are feared bettyert f^pat
jiqtçti German ahd RttMtttft Wkf ftm-1
-rtniggl-;|Vè-s MStfern Germany.' if waV re-!
, îmftèH dispatches. ThouS&tfds of
released Russians are mobilizing the
1 fralh# erinvute to theii- own
of'. white: half a million hutww Germans
etthUe hunting through,the snow toward
cort-Jthç *♦»» railways. ,'.
j hna » w * V» - '* uo qu 5nr.wia :
I Vorft iBiiu Yo 'U. > id sir .1
CASUALTY' LIST GROWING
LAST REPORT 2K.'t,*39
-
Amended Report Adds îlH.tMM) Names
to Previous Statement—Totals Now
Show Dead. 5S.47H; Hissing. IL290
and Wounded, 1H9.965.
General March Saturday gave out
amended casualty reports from Gen
eral Pershing, giving the official total
to November 26 as 262,723, exclusive
of prisoners. The figures on prisoners
were unintelligible in the cablegram.
General March said the total under
this head probably would be practi
cally the same as announced previously
General Pershing reported the fol
lowing official casualties to November
"
Killed in action, 28,363; died of
wounds. 12,101; died of disease.
lt} 034; djed from other causes , j 980;
ml8aing in Mtion , 14 ,290; Wounded.
189 955 divided as fo i lo ws: Severely
wounded, 54,751 ; undetermined, 43,
168 ; slightly. 92.036.
The new casualty report adds more
than 28,000 names to the American
total for the war. The summary an
nounced last week totalled 233,117,
including 2163 prisoners. General
March said he did not think the num
ber of prisoners would be increased
materially by the new figures, indi
eating that the probable total to No
vember 26 will be 265.839.
! Saturday's summary adds 4310 to
! the number killed in action or dead of
wounds: 1823 to the number dead of
number
disease:
wounded, and the number missing in
action is increased from 1160 to
14,.90, The large increase m the lat
ter classification is attributed to be
lated «port» from all commands on
" 1 l ___ 1
- ü&ääl
j A( h SOVS LAKE SAVED
IDAHO'S GRAIN ( ROPS
;
,
10,330 to the
! Engineer's Report Shows that the
Great Reservoir Was a Factor in
Food Production,
I Storage of water in Jackson lake
! during the season of 1918 had much
i to do with the saving of crops and in
creasing food production in southeast
; ern Idaho, the report of D. G. Martin,
1 special deputy, tiled with the state en
gineer, shows.
The 'report tells the story of the
j irrigation of nearly a million and a
I half acres of land. It keeps track of
; all the water running in the river dur
ing the irrigation season, and its dis
tribution among the many eann,
shows just how much stored water
was turned into the river at Jackson
lake and just how much water the
river picked up between the lake and
" here it entered the valley about *0
miles north of Idaho Falls, and from
the main river, and keeps trace of
each acre foot throughout the entire
It
distance of the river to the Milner
dam. and it even records the amount
that went over the dam and out of its
jurisdiction.
There is no guess work about it.
Gauges are located at. comparatively
short, intervals along the 200 mile
course of the river, and 'he readings
of these gauges are sent in to the en
gineer each day. and thev are placed
on the record. Along with these read
>ngs comes the information of the
nmount of water each canal is draw
in* and the engineer any dav can tell
'lie exact amount of water in the re
i Pr a' any point. He also knows how
flagia'' 1 '^ of the water spread over the
! land by the canals is returned to the
| river This is called the retrun flow.
and it is a big item, especially in the
country between Blackfoot and Amer
! lean Falls.
The report shows that the season
was started with 738.450 acre feet
stored at Jackson lake, and that 642.
182 acre feet of this amount was
drawn out. leaving 96.268 acre feet of
' sioraee water in the lake. Of the
amount used, canals in the Idaho
36.102: the
Falls district received
North Fork country paid rental for
^nnn acre feet, and 547.270 acre feet
passed the Blnokfoor station for use
the Minidoka and Twin Falls coun
tries.
Natural water is recorded in the
counties in which the canals have
There are but six canals
their heads in Bonneville
their heads,
having
county. . These are the Rilev. Ander
son. Porter. Wondville, Snake River
1 Valley and Lyle. The big bulk of Bon
neville canals have their heads in .let
fir son- epiint.v. Following is the ag
gregate accredited capacity of head
gates by counties: ■ .
^Ilirçgham,. county. 325,634 acre feet.
Bonneville. 310.16ft ieet.
ipffgeson. L2354H acre feet
Madison. 265 03ft gcra,,Ieet r
experience.[„.^reguon^-^OlfcS&e, aery fee:
This does not take imp..gc<
Anrai .AyalteL iheloyv, BJecWoot.
The total amount of tvaUW»' w
_ total amount of tv^qpal water
in the river abowe American Falls is
7 ^fnj;i<eet.
There is nearly a milite», _acces unde»
bet-,,4fJrrg^U9B :*ibove, .American Falls and
nearly 600.000 acres -underLjrrigation
u ftqftr-V',iAm*rlaaJi Fails- within the jur
Udiotion of the engineer's office at
Jlaho ^EToJl s,7T-4t> >nitni_ News.
- rwssj—- > '
,
!'« wort
< AI K OF FSTRAt.
^oftce fe Why b | ebe ,.
aLfe]L at " tb e Û R Wade
nMfier for cash • ,7 » o'clock
rVRS'h. ,f*i\ rbÄniW »6 the
re-! P- m on eWSnimai:
of follow.! - '■* ra o warn old
L _ .9"?.*? °;', ■ .1 ...^.„t.iar- »tar in
Country4'h«rrd«l *. T On _
««Ahead. t rUPFRlHS
„ j ,, sheriff.
,'. d , f , * .. '
jo-totfj bos' tft?c«tf lo '««cf «îft Si tv** f
sidpoil lo snof'Eotb.i' on j
•3 -»d'

xml | txt