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NUMBER I« AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY. IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER IS, 191*. Y(»M ME XIX. LAN HOMESTEADS FOR UTAH FIGHTERS ♦ <• Co-operative System Being Worked Out by Stab' and Federal Officials —-Easy Payment Terms Proposed. + + * + + + * + 4, + + <• + + + + + * * Homes and homesteads on the lands of Utah for soldiers and sailors re turning from the war will be the ob ject of a co-operative plan being worked out by Governor Bamberger and Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior, says the Salt Lake Tri bune. To put the work of providing amp'f opportunity for the fighting men to establish themselves on the land into practical shape, Governor Tlamberger will propose to the next legislature the passage of such laws 1 as shall clear away all obstacles. '*'• Yesterday the governor received from Secretary Lane a letter on this subject, in which the federal official urges the earliest possible action by the state, in order that the proposal may be got under way in time to offer relief in a situation involving the re turn to peace pursuits of the legions which have so recently been trans ferred from the war footing. "On September 1 last I wrote you with respect to the proposition of providing homes for returning sol d'ers and sailors through a plan which involves co-operation of the state and federal government," Sec retary Lane says. came to an end we must get Immedi ate action if we are to do anything in that matter. The working out of the plan will involve legislation by both the state and federal govern + * lies und i ! "As the war has or ment "In order that you may have some thing definite before you to submit to your legislature. I have had drawn iip a bill which I would be very glad if you would present to the legisla ture if it meets with your approval." It may be that some changes in the' suggested draft of the measure will be found necessary, Governor Bamberger says, to meet constitution al requirements of the state, but he believes the offering Is one which will permit of the necessary co-oper ation between the state and the Unit ed States In the undertaking. Utah has already taken action In the appointment of a committee to examine into and report upon one of the chief projects intended brought to the purpose outlined by Secretary Lane. This is connected with the great Colorado river basin, in which millions of acres of laçd He ready to be reclaimed upon appITfca tion of proper methods and the nec financial support from the governments. of r in X to he essary Somewhere near a million acres of this redeemable land lies within the confines of Utah, it is said by State Engineer George F. McGonagle. who Is a member of toe committee ap pointed to take up the proposition. It is toe purpose to open toe lands to soldiers and sailors on the most favorable terms of acquisition and pay ment. price are not to be required for sev eral years, or until toe land becomes productive, so that the men w-ill be able to sustain themselves and fami lies. meantime financial aid in get ting machinery and seeds being avaU Then the payments are to he made so easy that they will practical ly amount to no more than a rental fae._ federal and Installments of the purchase able. i The governor says that the rtate ; it to toe fighters, as a matter of, owes gratitude for their splendid service j in the war. to look out for the wel -1 fnre of the men and their families | when the soldiers and sailors shall 1 return to the avocations of peace. For that reason, he says, he will do all in his power to forward the move ment to an early and satisfactory operating basis. Governor Ramberg says he will probably confer per sonally at Washington with Secretary He will leave ••I T,ane on the subject, here Wednesday for Annapolis. Md.. to attend the conference of governors elect of the United States, and dur ing üis absence, which may extend lo the first of the new year, he will i near seek an opportunity for a personal conference with the federal secretary cf t'.e interior. -!WS51 CANCEL SHIP CONTRACTS Wood Ship Yards of the Atlantic. Gulf and Pacifilc Coasts are Affected. Cancellation of all outstanding con tracts for construction of wooden ships where builders have not spent more than *200.000 on a ship have been de termined upon by the shipping board. This applies to yards on the Atlan tic. Gulf and Pacific coasts. Contracts for 160 ships of this type were suspend ed recently and many of these are af fected by the decision though officials of the board would not attempt yes terday to estimate the number. The contract cost of wooden vessels about *700.000 and It is un averages derstood that the board s experts de cided that where not more than *200. 000 worth of work had been done it would be economy for the government to cancel the contract with the provis ion agaist lo£s to the builder. Although the board approved the wooden ship for emergency purposes, it has been made clear that its policy will he to add as few wooden craft as possible to the permanent merchant Arrangements already are marine. undet way for selling a number of wooden as well as some small steel vessels. —G® 1 postal service has been or |hc tween New York. Cleve i,u d Chicago, beginning next Aeri dered odnes^ay. \\ **************** p LAND SALE JANUARY 16. + ♦ + <• The sale of 12,000 acres of + + land in Power County has + + been reset for January 16. The + * sale was to have taken place + + December 5, but closing of the + + town by the health board made + j postponement + Whether the sale will come off + * on the new date will probably + + be determined by health con- + ditions that prevail at that * 4, time. There is some sentiment + + for postponing the sale until + + later in the year, due to both + <• financial and health condi- ♦ + tions. On the other hand, + + some prospective buyers who + + have made their financial ar- * + rangements, want the sale to + + be held at the earliest possi- ♦ * ble date. * ♦ necessary. + a + * * ++***♦++++++++♦♦+ COMPANY A, THIRD INFANTRY. NATIONAL GUARD. IDAHO 1818.—Reported Bom February ft, Dead During Flu Epidemic. Rut Re port was Exaggerated. Our war on Germany and her al lies has relieved the kaiser of the re- ; sponslblllty of running the world "Me und Gott." The question is. will it till It. not make an American cit izen out of the man that was with Germany in his heart and who said that Germany could never he de- 1 fc.ated. and believed that i should rule the world. ! forms have been brought about from j which the whole world will he bene- ' or In to of by He Germany Many re fitted. We were called upon to produce more, eat and wear less. The gover- : of Idaho asked that a battalion ' nor of infantry be organized to protect [ the peace and good will of the state. : The Second Idaho has been called for service in France, leaving Idaho without the militia protection. The r W W's and nro-Germans were telling what they were going to do in the north of Idaho, and to stop them two companies of the Third Idaho were sent Into the disturbed district Co A at American Falls received instructions to baTeady to Eo north on short notice We ire glad to have the honor of having Co. A at American Falls and feel that the state can depend upon our company as a source of protec tioir - Can any one doubt the neces sitv of having a military organiza tion in the state of Idaho? Can any one imagine us failing to do all »? can to support Company A. You and I mav not need anyone to make us observe the law but there al '„ these people who know no law. these who will for gain break 'he i law and these who for revenge will . break the làw We shouM consider from the experience of tîie past, and realize that all of us must lav asid* certain of our natural rights, that all mav eniov peace and protection from ti-o whole "Everybody's business is nobody - lusiness" so onlv a limited number 1 have toe honor of belonging to | Company A (be chosen to protect | 1-f' property peace and honor of the , ' ! p y 1 Co A will answer rolleall Listen* Comnanv A ' Here-Two Hundred Strong I LT. S. HENRY LAIRD. Commanding. I he of the ap be get he can ; of, j -1 | 1 -JW551 TO INSTRUCT IN FIGHTING "FLU" TU IS» ■ Kl I I I.l M w „ k . American i Organlie Wort ll liti** an d t 17 . ... „ , American D w!' r u 0n I!k eeS ^i.tmn' U' TP oho« Public Health association work°o n f tLihS cWes and^immuni H.. e, «»tm outbreaks of influonan The nominating com mit .» In »n.Inr. T- . -.mpos^ion ' of VhLr oommBfees at the first -en- t of these committees at the meèune Si ° n ^ ,h6 f ° r,> " S ' X ' ' g ... „ill rnmnilp staris One committee will another^wMlWteTlRe'and"cl'cula-e toe another will devise and ci <ula , anoVh kn0 will hsndto e mea f s.| , '-»s of re nnother will . . f( ;„ r . h lief foi convalescents, and the * ■ ■ will investigate vaccines and «r«. The membership of he T " j fluenza committees of the American r^niced H aa a VoHojs S °° ° n nounced as follows Preventive measures-Surgeon Gen era! Rupert Blue Washington, n C Drs W A. Evans. Chios -JW551 • h chairman : go: Eugene R. Kelly. Boston, and M. S. Fraser. Winnopee. Canada Relief measures— Dr. D. B. Arm strong. Farmington. Mass., chairman: Dr. W C. Woodward. Boston: Miss Edna Foley, Chicago; Miss Eunice Dyke, Toronto. Canada. Vaccines and serum—Dr Park New York, chairman: Dr Geo. W. McCov. Washington : Henry Albert. University of Iowa: Dr D. J. Davis. Chicago. Influenza statistics—Drs. Davis, bureau of census. Washington: Frederick L. Hoffman. Newark, N. J.. J T. Black. New London. Con.; Ed win F Kopf. New York. It will be the aim of these commit tees to bring out the fullest informa tion concerning influenza and try to ferm a national program for fighting the return of the epidemic. W H. Professor W H 1 .• ■_.HHH p e , Brings Us New Mout v s to Feed ce j 1 I I a I I ! i 1 [ I I ! I ! i I i | I ; ill s I ' ! (amerlça) p yj I . : c t: h A l* j _A M l. XT/ ifrlMy « «.. < 7 : i& I/I mm is* ft ; 1 j ' *4 m : V I ; Vjfcv != m ■ / 3 g . j : ' » t ! ] I A [ : _ _ _ , . .. . . ' ' r y-n ) _ _ __ _ _ "---- '~ iiFi +♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ * * * , FTTFR* FROM POWER ♦ I r.T.v tv s.TnrFRs I ? COUNTY SOLDIER*. ♦ age * .! ***************** Piece si -*krapsel t »me* Ihm Hel- as aet Takiac Leck of Hair im« Flore*ee Bov. you - t to Mrs W M. Davis supplies the foi-: lowing iet-er from a former Ameri- and caa Fails boy. a son of W H. Tanner, * bo left here seven or eight years ed ago after a residence of two or tixre^ years It was written to an uncle of *ut bov. who lives in Florence. Colo rado. and is under date of October 22: ! . Well. I am on mv seven-days far lough and am enjoving it immensely, Am at Aix Les Bains (the French Mon-e Carlo) and one of the prettiest spo-s in all Europe From the top of Ml. Revard. the mountain ha; towers over the town one can see the snowy Alps of Switx- a* 1 erland. and on looking to the right, lie | see -he hills of northern Italy. The, | scenery is fine of course, but to my I m ,nd old Pikes Peak cannot be beat p _ The old Casino or -ambling hell, which covers an immense tract of iground is now converted into the I larges: Y. M. C. A. in Europe and re sounds to the shouts of thousands of j I soldier boys on leave, instead of toe ! N.hirl of th6 roulettte wheel. It it sn immense building and I can veil tm-1 agine what riotous scenes have beerf I enacted under tbi? glittering lights i that festoon its ceiling i i fm enclosing a *itUe pamphlet vhich tells o" some of the thines we lie here but the -hings which satisfy mv longing most are not mentioned, White sheets and a nice clean room. clean bed in a line hotel with my pal. | meals in a real dining room with real airls to wait on vou; books and pa ' pers and electric lights to read them t v candy and fruit and cak»s that - b h , nd pa . er , if, er one fuliv satisfies his eves by looking at I them and endless other things that : OIlce äeemed commonplace, but are to realltv the luxuries of life if one , realizes it l' think HI have mv picture taken ; «end you one if I can as I know .j ,: kp , ba . you would like that and j pn y, ved it verv much: arose at the . morning you see my old habits are coming,'The - _. jn dance to- ; back to me W.U ^ o l OM.nce i »-, -WM and try and see m> tratk.^^ ^ ^ ^ that ,. ye ne . r ec*ed vou by no- wri-ing. but If you ci uld realize the conditions I have h.en under you would forgive me. Why for three weeks at a time I have go"« 1 without even washing my hands while the mud has been knee-) to here two davg and have Of course I \ deep I have five days more to stav will hate to go back, but feel very for tunate *his opportunity having 1 really had :io right to there are many older men in come as *hen I in the company, but the of ficers seemed to think I was entitled to come and so I got one of the first passes issued in my division. We got a bath and new clothing on our way here so look half way decent Also got rid of the once more. . cooties. Speaking of the cooties, they joke. They have simply been Lots of nights I arc no 1 eating me up alive, could hardly sleep on 'heir account and putting up a barrage agalns than» (picking them off your shirt) seems u> make them increase all the faster. 1 sent my Red Cr0S6 8ticker ' e " titling me to 3-pound Christmas pack , age lo but if it is iost M so much of the mail is. I want you to seeif you can't get one there for me. as I sure want some Christmas from ; home. How I would love to : you but how fortunate I am to be able to plan for Christmas even here. I I've been over the top five umes and believe that's eouff surely I have been protected, for it has seem ed almost impossible that I could ; gone thru the peaces I ha*e *ut being wounded sooner or la.er. The last time I hsd a piece of shrap ! nell come thru my helmet and cap , take a lock of hair from my head and , only inflict a long scratch on my ecaip. 1 The hoy who was «îth me. a very j friend of aune from Arizona., was wounded in six or seven Pl*c«* altho not mortally, and I was Ijring , a* close to him as I could possibly lie to one of my brothers. J Mr pack at my head was absolutely I riddled, my gun shot in two. m> mess kit cut in two so Vjr«m that «« the knife, fork and spoon were cut in' the middle. believe, hut a kindly directing . dence. • ! I am sending you a shoulder strap j taken from a German officer, a ^is j ! oner of mine. It is just a » - - '<pnir of tli6 w*xr. for them as I have all the memories : I need packed away in my bram. could w rite for years, it seems to me i about interesting things and never tel', the same thing twice. ... Now as to my mail. I got four let 'ers the eignteenth. The first we have had since in France. One fron: you. two from home and one from | Brownie You can't^ realize how hw- ; py it made me to hear from you once more. Bnt to tell the truth they seem ed very despondent, as you all took it ; for granted that I would receive your other mail first. WTnle toe fact is all I mail not addressed to Co. C. 709 In-, : fantry is lost for good. I exp«:: So I »ant you to think over the last four months and write me anythlngof in terest that may have occurred. I 1 ; don't even know what branch of toe service Brownie is in even after hear ing from him. altho I imagine it is In the coast artillery, and a thousand other things I would love to know Do you ever hear of our division» , coming,'The Iron division of Perm.) ; quite a reputation over here: well »-, nrw and we „ ^ for No Gprman ,111 ever have much use . fpr Uf , believe and in -ct toey se-m uuite offended and refuse to a*soct-! ate with us any closer than ab.-i e 'y ... __unnv I Well this is the longest Mter I** written in ages, but «W • ing hag h ard I don't go in much i Ing it. to write even when it was possible for, I \ I was in no mental attitude. When I can't write the truth I won't write at all and of course we dort want to worrv vou folks. But I believ, toe worst is over and tha* »e will «eTthe towers of New York v j . . JL. Af nu» ihn 3head God' be with voV i* ever ° PORP G H TANNER Co C 7A9 Infantrv À É F. ^°* ' to on I 7269 American troops were landed in New York Weduesdav aboard ice sheathed steamer», carrying 2288 men. was the last to dock, being three days overdue Bad weather was encountered on trip. The Adriatic, WORK DOES NOT END WITH COMING OF PEACE Manager ol Northwestern Division of the Rod Cross, Send* Appeal to Local Chapter and All Worker* - The following message just received from the War Council of the American Red Cross and George E. Scott, G<-n eral Manager, is of vital interest: "On February 10 last year, nearly six weeks before the United States de dared war. National Red Cross Head quarters advised it* chapters to pre- He pare for war That which has follow ed in the record of the Red Cross in helping win this war and to relieve the suffering growing out it, constitutes something of which every American citizen has a right to be proud. Every American Red Cross worker must feel a sense of gratitude in having had a share in it all. "The moment is now come to pre pare for peace. Actual peace may jeome at any moment; it may be de ! ferred for some time. Until peace is i really here there can be no relaxa- of 1 r.ion in any Red Cross effort incident [ to active hostilities. I "But with peace, let no one suppose I that the work of the Red Cross is fin ished. Millions of American boys are still under arms. Thousands of them ! are sick or wounded. Owing to the shortage in shipping, it may take a : I year or more to bring our boys home ! from France. But whatever the time, lour protecting arms must be about. i them and their families over the whole (period which must elapse before the I norma! life of peace can be resumed, "Our soldiers and sailors are enlist led antii the commander in chief tells them there is no more work for them to do in the war. Let every Red Cross i member and worker show our return | ing soldiers and sailors that to care for I their health, welfare and happiness. enlisted for no less a period we are ! than they are, "The cessation of war will reveal a ] picture of misery such as the world has I never seen before, especially in the . , , many countries which cannot help themselves. The American people will ( expect the Red Cross to continue tc ' act as their agent in repairing spirits an( j broker, bodies Peace terms and peace conditions will determine how w* may best minister to the vas , Iri cken areas which have been har rowed by xar and in tbi? great act of mercy , bf . hear , and spirit of the, American people must continue to be ; mobilized through he American Red : <~ross Qr behalf of the War Council, we I accordingly ask each member of our ^, end , d body of workers throughou I !and to b*ar :n mmd -he solemn obligation which rests upon each one ; TO -Carry on we canno aba-e one in ?tant ir. our efforts or in our spirit WÜX ^ an abundance of work to do and specific a dvices will be given, , bm even a , th * mome nt of peace le' , no Red Pros? worker falter -on, spirts must now call us to 1 show that It is not the roar of cannon j ^ the blood of our own alone that di t5 our activities, but that a great people will continue -o respond great , y and f re ^i y f „ its obligation and op por ,, ]nily to sprve mankind." J Sincerely vours. C. D STIMPON '^ll =1on MaIia ? er '^ll - JWÇ51 - " ' LL RFr0<;> 1ZK H 0MF SERVICE , _ . v t wm ! Men M ho Failed to Reach I rout « ill Dear "liver » hevron. j : reason of the duties imposed upon -hem :r. -his coun rv • no- re recognition of their service in he winning of the war By direction of President Wilson, as commander-in c h ie .f 0 f the armv Genera! Maixh. chief-of-staff. has issued an order that hereafter such men will be entitled to wear a silver chevron similar to -he ,„ ; gold one authorized for service over sent . The president, said the order, de ; sir es>. on behalf of the union, to ex prP!S!< hls appreciation of the vitally essential and self-sacrificing service e .; ven b y officers and men whom mill far y necessity has held and is holding. for performance of duties outside the the ater of active operations Their . 1 contributions to military »access is no less than that of those who have had 0 ;.portuntty for service at the front o„ them devolved the creation of the ereat arm ies of the nation and their supply with the equipment and stores , indispensable to military operations The country holds in gra-eful »Ppr* cation the fundamental service «hey tn winning the . ar ' Th. officers and men will h* entitled t0 wear pne sUw chevron for each 8ix months servic-_ - TROOP" TO RETURN ' H0RK TRO OP» T U «tan« _l Per*hlsg Designate* 4ddl | tional Unit* to he Sent Home I' Officers and men of toe army who i failed to reach the fighting front by I Additional organisations designated I t>y General Pershing for early return home were announced Wednesday by toe war department as follows: Me-, terological section signal corps: Bat ! teries. A. B. C. D. E and F. headquar Iters comnanv supplv company and headquarters' of the 48th regiment ! coast artillerv corns: first battalion, 1814th Pioneer infantry (colored): 172nd and 174tb aero squadrons: 116th 301st and 316th trench mortar bat teries. _ j to ^ " Kansas City is In the throes of its bi-ennisl street car strike. 1700 em-j o'.oyes being op». HILL MAKE GERMANY PAY WHOLE W AR < <)"T British Imperial ( ommlssion Believe* Teuton* Hare Capacity to Defray th« Expense—End of Conscription Means to Prêtent Horrors of War. Wednesday at Bristol, said the Eng Premier Lloyd George, speaking lish military service act was passed in order to meet a great emergency. When that emergency was passed the need was passed and the act would laps«, He added there was no intention to renew it. Whether Great Britian would require conscription in the future in any shape or form, Mr. Lloyd George said, depended not upon the peace terms now expressed, but upon the peace terms which were made. Con tinuing. the prime minister said: '"What drove us to conscription was the existence of conscript armies on the continent that inevitably rushed the world into war. They could not have great military machines there without tempting the men at the head of them to try their luck with those machines. The Germans always felt there was nothing to resist their per feet military machine. "If you want a permanent peace: if you want to prevent the horrors of this war being repeated, you must put an end to conscript armies on the conti : nent of Europe "The first thing to do is to prevent »he repetition of blunders of the past by making it impossible to have those great conscript armies in the future "We did not have the machinery for an offensive war. Our navy is a de fensive weapon and not. an offensive one: and that Is why we do not mean to give it up. We have kept these is lands free from invasion for centuries, and we mean to take no risk in the fu tore." Mr. Lloyd George declared -hat the decision which would be taken in the next months In the peace conference a was going to leave a mark upon the world. The ages to come, he said. would be able to reap the fruits of it. The premier next dealt with the He declared ( question of indemnity, the war had cost Germany less toan it had cost Great Britain It had coat Great Britain, he declared. 8.000.000. 000 pounds, a gigantic sum The German bill, he believed, was six or seven billion pounds He rortend of eq it was ^defensible that -he :-rson the, who wms in the wrong and had lost be should pay less than the person who was declared to be tn the righ- and had won. we The premier sa d a British imperial commission had been appointed to tn vestigate the capacity of Germany fto r ayi and that he had received Its re port. He 5 -immanzed his remark- on in- this point as follows: "Tirs*. As far as justice iBCOncern to ed we hare an absolute right to do mand the whole cost of the war . le' Germany | "Second—We prop-'.se to demand - e to «hole cost of the war from Germany, "Third—When you come to the ex di- acting of it we must exact in s :ch a way that It does not do more harm :o the country that receives if than -ne op- country that is paying it. I "Fourth—The commission appom-ed by the British cabinet believes -bat -hat can be done. ! "Fifth—The allies are in exactly -he ^ * ha!1 P nt w in ° ,,r mands all together and whatever tfc^y , they must come m fron- of ->-e wm German war deb ill •-bo ■WÇT , l0t Three of Eighteen Dhi«i»a* are New in France. wi,b n nine months after the na - iona - rjard drafted into fede-al <enlcP 15 i 3 of j.* officers had been eliminated. Brigadier General John Hpavev c hief of toe bureau of ,„ j:jt j a a ffi rs savs in his annual re for Made public recently. These in eluded one major general, sixteen ».igadiers and forty-wo colonels, ranges of elimination of toe offi cerç arp dvpn a5 physical debility, -esicpations 64*. and action of Efficiency hoards. 352 Thirty ofti f(frs werp dismissed by sentence of urt maniaî ac d two are carried on . he rolH M deser ters. The large 0 f officers dropped can be S5IrtÄctorily explained. General Hea ?ajd bv thp fact tha , onlv a sman ' bad anT rrxilttarv train Proportion had had any miittar. train u | ked , hp neceS8arv basic education , h oualificatkm« Th e aggreg^e strength of toe oa xuard draped into federa' *er ii " 1* ÔÔ officer and ^ m ° rl,C ^ rS ana jusri^ to toe organization." ;h<> repoM dpclared attention" is called to the fact that eighteen divis ' ion*- composed almost entirely of „ a , lona! ^ ard !roo(>s . were furnish ed in the present emergency. AH but three of these divisions are now in France. ■WÇT I' AY" TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL GUARD while a substantial proportion -J\V§§* r , F . T o*; V ROM INFLUENZA TAAO DEATH" FROM I!A»LIE."*A ' Ha> « ard Lee. son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Lee ranrlew. aad D A. Peterson, of Shoshone, died this week from influenza. Both had been despaired of for several davs. Ha> ward Lee was 22 year* of age. and lived with his parents north of tomo. The home of Mr. Petefhon wat m Shoshone, to which pace his '*odv was taken for interment. He was 19 years of age and employed here as a truck driver. Both young men were well known locally and their j untimely eqd causes much sorrow.