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Raading Room ? NUMBER IK AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, i»l#. VOLUME XIX FARM BUREAU IS REORGANIZED. Officers for Following Year Elected and Work Planned. A well attended and enthusiastic meeting of the Power County Farm Bureau was held at the court house It was a delegate meeting. Friday. although all members present were permitted to have a voice and a vote in the meeting. At the forenoon session, which was called to order about 11 o'clock, the work of the coming year was out lined and a nominating committee appointed to propose candidates for members Of the executive committee and to designate the projects they were to lead, mittee was composed of L. W. Cotant, J. N. Crawford, Ross McCarty, M. L. Adolf and C. R. Butterfield. The meeting reconvened at 1:30, and the following executive commit teemen were proposed: S. L. Wixon, Landing, dairying. Gus Nieubauer, Prosperity, herd The nominating com law. Carl Rudeen, Sunbeam, rural tele phones. F. L. Cunningham, Igo, rural mails. M. E. Drake, American Falls, live as possible to elect leaders of the pro jects in which they are interested, The chairmen of the district organi zations are the mediums through which the executive committee is reached, and meet Yith the execu tive committee whenever occasion requires. Several matters of interest to the farmers were discussed, the more important of which were rodent pest extermination and grain standard ization and grading. The method of handling the stry chnine ordered, payment for it. and mixing of the poisoned bait, were ex plained in detail. Upon the arrival of the poison it will be delivered to the district leaders by the county agent, the leaders being required to give notes for half the cost of the strychnine. The leaders must collect for the strychnine as it is given out, or stand good for it. stock. C. R. Butterfield, Crystal, weed control. H. B. Sanders, Rockland, rodent pests. F. A. Ziek, Cedar Ridge, grain standardization. C. P. Dille, Neeley, potatoes. J. P. Voight, American Falls, in surance. L. W. Cotant, Rockland, labor. The officers recommended F. A. Ziek, president; L. W. Cotant, vice president; J. P. Voight, secre tary. The report of the nominating com mittee was accepted and the secre tary was instructed to cast the unani mous vote of the meeting for those above named. It was decided to make the voting boundaries were : precinctB the district with Sunbeam, Igo and Horse Island added. A call of the districts was made and the following district lead ers were selected by those present from the respective districts: American Falls, J. P. Voight. Prosperity, Chris Schrenk. Pleasant Valley, M. L. Adolf. Cedar Creek, F. H. Boldt. Cedar Ridge, William Crawford. Crystal, J. C. Davis. Pauline, E. C. England. Arbon, Lucien McClary. Roy, John Retman. Rockland, B. B. Cotant. landing, J. W. May. , Little Creek, P. W. Meisonheimer. Bonanza Bar, Burness Burns. Neeley, George Jones. Sunbeam, Frank Kluck, Jr. Horse Island. Dave Phillips. Igo, O. C. Creasy. Fairview, E. E. Geesey. The chairmen of the districts were instructed to call meetings of the members within their districts as soon County Agent Lampson urged care : in the use of the poison, as a safe -1 guard to human and animal life. The farmers present went on record in favor of a government weigher and grain grader, who shall weigh and grade all the grain marketed in the county. The discussion develop ed three reasons for adopting this plan in the judgment of the large majority of those present. Its im practicability was urged by one dele gate, who said his experience in grain buying convinced him that the plan was not practical. The reasons urged by the majority were: 1. It would do away with any i question of unfairness on the part of j dealers. 2. It would protect the buyers at the terminals. 3. Saving of labor in handling the crop. County Agent Lampson urged the following points in addition to the foregoing: It would put an accurate check on loss caused by poor seed; loss by poor threshing, and loss by poor farming. A rigid enforcement of grades, according to government standards, would be very helpful to farmers In the long run, in Mr. Lampson's opinion, and (his can be done only by educating producers by one who can not possibly have a selfish purpose. The executive committee meets at the County Agent's office the first Tuesday of each month and mem bers are always welcome. It is the conviction of Marshal Foch that the Rhine must be made the barrier between Germany an<f France. He expressed this clearly Wednesday »hen he received American newspa per correspondent s. 444*4444444444444 ♦ « * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + 4 German Constitution Provides 4 President to Head Govern ment. 4 + 4 4 « 4 4 4 The Ebert government has un 4 + der advisement a draft of a con- 4 4 stitution for Germany prepared 4 4 by Professor Preuss, according 4 4 to the Acht Uhr Abendblatt of 4 4 Berlin, and has agreed to the 4 4 fundamentals of the proposed 4 4 constitution. The federal char- 4 4 acter of Germany will be main- 4 4 tained and the country will be 4 4 composed of a number of free 4 4 states. 4 At the head of the government 4 4 will be a president, elected for 4 4 10 years, with a government 4 4 composed of a chancellor and 4 4 ministers. There will be a na- 4 4 tional 4 elected by all the people, and a 4 4 federal chamber "staatenhaus," 4 4 elected by the national represen- 4 4 Natives and the federal states. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 "volkshaus," 4 chamber, * * 444444444444444444 + Mrs. August Stulz, aged 58 years, died Saturday from pneumonia fol lowing influenza, after an illness of a week, at her home in American Falls. Mr. Stulz is employed at the Nibley Channel Lumber Company. , The husband and two little girls, aged 9 and 3, survive the mother. Edith, the older girl, will make her tempor ary home with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brandt. The younger child will live with her uncle, Andrew Miller. Mrs. Stulz was a native of South Dakota, coming to American Falls with her husband several years ago. Mrs. E. E. Geesey died at the fam ily home in Fairview Saturday morn ing after a brief illness, and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at American Falls Sunday. Mrs. Geesey was a leader in her commun ity and was particularly active in war work. During the flu epidemic she had been a ministering angel in is the homes of her neighbors in caring for the sick. Probably while so en gaged she contracted the disease which resulted in her death. All the members of the family, with the ex ception of her husband, were ill at ! the time and unable to attend the' funeral. Mrs. Geesey is survived by her husband and several children. one of whom, Guy L. Geesey, Is with j : the American forces in France. Mr. ! j and Mrs. Geesey located in Fairview \ j about ten years ago, being among to | the pioneers of that locality. Mrs. | Geesey was particularly loved be to cause of her fine motherly qualities ; and is sincerely mourned by the en I tire neighborhood where her influ i cnees were most felt and appreciated, , - ! : DEATHS FROM FLU. 4 4 Four deaths and several new cases in American Falls and near vicinity during the week from fill, serve to emphasize the necessity for care on the part of those afflicted. Chris Gruenich, a farmer of Pleas ant Valley, died at the Bethany Dea conness Hospital last Friday morn ing, following an illness of about two weeks. His life had been despaired of for several days. Mr. Gruenich had been a resident of the county for about ten years, and was an ener getic and highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife and several chiLdren to mourn his loss. Miss Mattie Stanger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stanger, died at the family home Saturday. The immediate cause of death was pneu monia following an attack of influ enza, although the young woman had been a sufferer from rheumatism for some time, which doubtless weak ened her powers of resistance. Miss Stanger was fifteen years of age. Five other children of the family were ill at the time. 4 4 I I I .... _. ; Baptist (liunli N«v\*. I «^'"caB m P Re!r a '' Ford 1 extended a call to Rev. J. A. Ford j ol Lisbon, North Dakota, to become its pastor. The call has been ae- | cepted and Mr. Ford will occupy the i pulpit next Sunday, Mr. Ford comes to American Falls i ver y highly recommended as a minis- i ,er of <he gospel, an interesting and convincing speaker, and one who takes a deep interest in the moral uplift of the community In which he lives. Letters from Lisbon indicate the high esteem in which he Is held there, and bespeak for him a cordial j welcome here. There will be preaching services at the church on Sunday, at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 10 o'clock and Young People's meeting at 6 o'clock. Everyone cordially invited to these services. I ] ] Machinery for the prompt organi zation of a State Council of Defense in time of emergency is provided in a bill introduced in the senate Friday. Understood to be a part of the ad ministration program, the measure grants definite legal recognition to the defense council system in all of its several branches. Gubernatorial proclamation is the means provided for the creating of a council when ever the chief executive deems it nee essary. Dissolution of the organiza tmn also rests with the governors judgment. The armistice between the allies and Germany has been extended, the agreement to that effect being signed by Mathias Erzberger, the German ; ermisfice commissioner. ♦♦+♦*♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦4444444444444444444444 ♦ ♦ 4 GET IN TOUCH WITH VOIR LEGISLATORS. Senator McKown and Representative Allard have indicated a desire ♦ to hear from their constituents on pending legislation. They will al- ' ♦ ways be glad to have the benefit of the Judgment of their people at 6 ♦ home, and will earnestly strive to advance and protect their interests. * There will be many matters up during the session that will be of considerable importance. One such bill is now before the senate, to 4 change the herd law. Some parts of the county are vitally Interested 4 in this measure. Senator McKown asks for advice on the bill, " heth- * ♦ er it is equitable and fair, or whether it is objectionable and why. The ♦ proposed changes are printed elsewhere in this issue, and those who 4 ♦ are affected by the proposed change are requested to write Senator *r ♦ McKown and give hint the benefit of their counsel. ♦ The Press has made arrangements to receive copies of all bills 4 ♦ that affect the welfare of the people of the county particularly, and 4 ♦ will endeavor to keep its readers advised as the bills are received. * ♦ Many who would otherwise be unable"to know what measures are * ♦ pending, will be enabled to write their legislative members and let 4 ♦ them know what the effects of the legislation will be. The administration measure dealing with the reorganization of the ♦ ♦ state government, makes sweeping changes in the departments dealing ♦ ♦ with agriculture and livestock. This bill is Senate Bill No. 19, and it ♦ ♦ might be studied with profit. Either of our legislative members will ♦ be glad to send a copy of the bill on request. **♦♦♦♦♦44444444444 4 4-* 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ♦ ♦ ♦ + * 4 4 4 ♦ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 * 4 + ******44444444444ia 4 4 ♦ ♦ ^Weli, 8 f'hope ^"be homo by this time next year, i am getting so old and cranky that I can't get along with myself. i have been in charge of Quarters , today so havT been In loft. : i sure hope I am home next Thanks giving. When 1 do get home 1 suro i am going to fill up on hot-pakes and apple pie and other good things. i never got to see Rheims, but 1 saw ; Verdun-went through there a few ! days ago. and battled all over that!*'. co ûntry I can tell you more when 1 ! get home in five minutes than I can I write in a week, November 29.—Well, I haven't had a chance to mail this yet, so will add a f ew lines. ] went to the comlssary this mont j nK to get some candy but got left, they were out. Hut I'll make up for lost time when I get home when it comes to eating sweets, Tell Stanley he is some lucky. I guess he won't have to come over here now. jfs nearly dark now and there Is a crap game going alongside of us, ! so m have to finish some other time. November 30. I have left Luxem burg and am now in Germany. This j K a fj nP looking country. The people j are more thrifty than in France, ! Tile last few days of toe war were \ Bure hot ones. We all thought ii would b< over soon and, of course, nobody w a nted to get hit Just a, the last and WP BUIe ( ]ju some dodging, i have had them burst on each side 0 f In ,. a , 1( i uver m y head and nearly under my ft et, and haven't got a mark, some luck isn't it' Well good bye ! for thl8 time. ; Homthiem, Germany. Dec. 7.—I re I ceived vour welcome letter today 1 Th, '- V must hav, ' *° ,,en a little ah, a<l j f . . . . re i ebrat « on on th< , | i i i j m. 4 LETTERS FROM POWER COUNTY SOLDIERS. 4 4 4 *4444444444444444 Miss Lillis Hughes is in receipt of the following letters from Corporal Harold G. McCully, who is in over seas service: Medigem, Luxemburg, Nov. 28, 1918. I suppose you think I have forgotten I you, or are dead or something. This is the first writing paper I have seen for a long time, as It is scarce here. We were pretty busy the last week of the war, and since then we have been hiking all over creation. 1 sure am thankful that I was for tnuate enough to come through it all with a whole hide. Luxemburg is a fine looking coun try, but some things are very high priced. The people treat us fine. The wea ther is pretty cold and rainy but I can stand anything now 'till I get home. Tell Frank and Gertrude that I can't answer their letters just now I I h of November. I sure was duck ng shells that day. I was on the front when the Yan kees fired their first shot and was still there when they fired their last one and never got a mark. I marched forty-eight hours straight to get to that city you mentioned, but didn't get to the fight. It didn't amount lo much, anyway. So far, Germany is a much nicer I country ihan France. The people are more thrifty and have nicer homes. it seems funny to march along the ] road and not hear any signal fire or ] see any signal lights. I got a letter from my sister today. They are getting anxious to see me, as it is almost seven years since I saw her, hut I'll have to slop in Idaho before I go down there. It is likely to be some time before I see her yet. Gertrude is sure some good look ing girl. I suppose she has two beaux by this time. I suppose you have had some sleigh rides by this time. I hope to be sleigh riding by this time next year. Well, I hope you have a merry Christmas and happy new year. Good bye for this time. COR.P HAROLD G. M'CULLEY, Battery B. Fifth F. A., A. E. F., via New York. ?n a to of ' >lrs. Eva B. Smith is in receipt of the following interesting letters from f,er son. Dow* B. Smith, who is with the American Expeditionary forces on the the other side: November 25.—I think this Tetter ; will reach you about Christmas, so 11 'will wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year. 1 am sorry I can't be with you. Aunt Alice said in her letter that Marguerite was a very good little houseqeeper, so I will miss It by not having her to cook my Christmas dinner. 1 sent you my order for mailing my Christmas box about a month ago, so you can send the things Marguerite knitted for me. 1 think a good deal of the sweater she made me. It comes in very handy around the bakery. I received a letter from Aunt Alice with a small bunch of sagebrush in it. ; I had to give all of the boys of my company a smell of it. They are all from (he west. Ii was certainly a treat. I also received a three dollar mall order from her. ,1 received a nice letter from Jessie Torrance In Washington, D. C. She said she was having several good times there, and that Kirby was still In Texas. I am sending you In this letter two handkerchiefs and a half franc in French money as souvenirs. How did Baum come out with his lawsuit? If you get a chance give him my best wishes. I hope he won. He J* tHiU^upTmcriran Fans' 10 " 6 " IO ' j ,,, P jt , , , a very few months Decemhê, K ibis n,0n,llH t.-. | . ' : so" wni w <r rU. a^ B »sn ITU; .,^f * i V j. apr B , hp Atlantic w'-,shtn<rtnn A 1 President vvi a ™ t» c, ; l ... ! " hn.i^T*hu. ! t7 a . Hoh ,ken ^ 7 „ that!*'. . "J* ? et * a11 th ? 1 ! l Newport I * ' ** ' it I Is re a<l th< , I and viso It the It al at is a They have ta on the the ship that wheri we picked up some more ships, and then started across. We had fourteen large ships In out/convoy and several small de stroyers. Our fleet made a grand sight to see. Our company came over with (he 36th division, most of the boys being from Texas. They were under Major General Smith. We pulled into Brest harbor in France on July 30th. We were marched I from the docks to Napoleon's old cav alry barracks, on a hill above the eily, called the Pontinae barracks. The barracks were all surrounded by big stone walls. There were six long stone barracks buildings there that must have been 150 years old but they were still in good condition. It made a fellow feel like lie was quite a I soldier to be quartered In I he old home of Napoleon's crack cavalry. From Brest we took the Est French railroad to Dijon. Dijon In a very Im portant city In eastern France. It hag about 120,000 population. The city has a very beautiful plaza or park which they have renamed the Plrffea Presi dent Wilson since we Joined the war. My company stayed at Dijon about »even weeqs We were at the bakery camp named Ixmgvic, Just a mile and a half above the city. The first two weeks I spent on the camp ground and the remainder of the time spent there. I drove a big three and a half ton Packard trucq on the night shift, hauling flour and bread. I had lots of fun at nights while driving through the streets of Dijon, by turning the truck's big lights on the Sammies and their French sweet hearts. After leaving Dijon we moved north close to the front, to a government supply base called Issmtille, where we have been located ever since. We are now working in a mechanical baqery here. It is the largest bakery In the world. If you see Mr. Barber tell hlm I have been getting the paper regularly for the last two months now and that I look forward to the coming of ev ery issue. I am glad to hear that D. W. Davis was elected governor. All It takes Is a little time and the people will get their eyes open and give a good man a show, in spite of all the mud they throw at him. I am sorry to hear that the Spanish Flu is doing so much harm there. The boys are getting off lucky over here. Well, I must close for this time. DOWS B. SMITH. Bakery Co. 344, American Expedi tionary Forces, U. 8. A. Postoffice 712 was last but are the or me, I to for via I Maxim Litvinoff, the former Bol of j shevik ambassador at London, bas from - sent a dote to President Wilson, de with daring that the Bolshevik govern on ment of Russia is prepared to cease ; its world propaganda if the allies will ; agree to enter Into peace negotiations 11 with it, according to the Social Deroo and k rat en ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + ««'fust's *1.600,0«« to Turn I'm- 4 etery Into Oil Field. ^ ♦ The Morriman Baptist church ♦ ♦ of Ranger, Texas, which already ♦ ♦ has acquired an Income of $200,- ♦ ♦ 000 a year through oil wells sunk ♦ ♦ in Us churchyard, has refused ♦ ♦ $1.000,000 for the right to de- 4 ♦ velop wells in the graveyard, ♦ ♦ which adjoins the church, H be- ♦ ♦ came known Friday. The grave- ♦ ♦ yard now is surrounded by oil ♦ ♦ wells and numerous companies ♦ ♦ have made the congregation, ♦ ♦ which has only 28 members, fab- ♦ ♦ ulous offers for the burying ♦ ♦ ground. The congregation has ♦ ♦ voted that none of its members ♦ ♦ shall profit personally by its ♦ ♦ good fortune but that the entire ♦ ♦ Income shall be devoted to the ♦ ♦ glory of God, and $100,000 of the 4 ♦ Income has been distributed ♦ ♦ among UaptiBt institutions in ♦ ♦ that state. ♦ ♦ 4 4 4 4 4 4 444444444444444444 •MeKOYVN WANTS INFORMATION Power County Senator Wants Judg ment of Constituents Senator McKown forwards the fol lowing proposed herd law to the Press and asks Power county people tp ad viso him ub to its merits or demerits. It was introduced by Senator Rob ertson of Washington county. Section 1. That Section 1303 of the Revised Codes of the Stale of Idaho is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 1303. A majority of the free-holders of any district, which district may include one or more vo ting precincts or parts of voting pre cincts, may petition the Board of County Commissioners in writing to create such district s "herd district." Such petition shall describe the boundaries of such proposed herd district, and shall designate what animals of the species of horses, mules, asses, cattle, sheep and goats It is deBlred to prohibit from running al large In such district; and may designate the period of the year dur ing which It is desired to prohibit such animals from running at large. Provided that no district ahull he created or established out of any ter ritory one-half or more of which is noi producing ugricull ural crops. Section 2. That Section 1305 of the Revised Codes of the Slate of Idaho Is hereby amended to read as follows: Section UJÖS That at such hear ing, if satisfied that u majority of the free holders of »aid proposed herd district are In favor of the enforce ment of the herd law therein, and that at least one-half the territory thereof is producing agricultural crops, and that it would be beneficial to the resi dents and free-holders of said dis trict, the board of county commission ers shall make an order creating such herd district in accordance with the prayer of the' petition, or with such modifications as It may choose to make. Such order Hhall specify a certain time at which it shall take effect, which time shall be at least thirty days after making of said or der; and said order shall continue In force, according to the terms thereof, until the sutne shall be va cated or modified by I he hoard of county commissioners, upon the pe tition of a majority of the free-hold ers of said district. WAR PICTURE APPROVED BY GENEKAI. PEKHHING. Secoml Official Picture, "Anierlcu's Answer," Tells Authentic Story of America In the Big War. I,ocal Interest will undoubtedly be aroused by the announcement that "America's Answer," the second war picture In the "Following the Flag to France" series, issued by the division of films, committee on public Infor mation, will be presented at the Irene Saturday night, January 26. "America's Answer was made by the United States signal corps pho tographers under the direction of Gen. Pershing, by whom it was reviewed and approved. General Pershing has said that the films are an accurate accounting of the first year under his stewardship and that the complete series will form a pictorial history of America's part In the great war. "America's Answer" shows the achievements of America which have excited the amazement of the British and French, dealing particularly with the transportation of troops In France, the construction of over a million tons of shipping,the marvelous feats of the American engineers In Forestry and construction work In France, the way America ha* solved the problem of transportation and port facilities in France and many details of America's participation that will bring pride and hope to the heart of every citizen. Of particular interest are the scenes of American soldiers en route to Franco In fleets of convoyed tran sports, (heir landing In France and th-'ir movements to the various camps, and. most interesting of all, their ac tive participation in the lighting at the front. They are shown in the front line trencn«;s facing the Huns, and It It seen In detail how Americans are adding to the glorious history of the Flag This new war feature film Is being handled by the World Film Corpora tio',. HUNTERS FRIGHTEN K V MBITS. llttmhanittienf Near tjutglcy Killed a Few and Frightened Many Out tiff the Country. A parly of eighteen hunters that first of the week, agitated the atmos phere in the vicinity of Quigley, kill ing 566 rabbits and badly frightening several limes that uumber. were eighteen men engaged in the> shoot, two teams of nine each, Wy lie Oliver and W. G. Kerr were cap tains of the -ospective teams. Oli ver's team accounted for 235 iabfeiue and Kerr's team for 331. Captain Kerr carried off the honors with 6S rabbits to his credit, line were Frank Dahlen Hanson with 47 each, Jeffries with 46. George Bradshaw* and Tom Oliver lied for low place the Kerr team. Joe Gish There The next In and Pet» and D. B. . on wr.s high man of tbw Oliver team with 42 rabbits, and Sidl Oliver drew the booby prize with five rabbits. Sid had the mlafontunw to break his gun on the twelfth ehot and had to retire from the conteat. There I» some difference of opinion between the two captains as to the shooting abilities of nhe teams. respective Captain Oliver says the suc cess of the Kerr team was due to the fact that Captain Kerr dropped hack of the line and look all the crlppl«;*. and to the breaking of Sid Oliver's gun Just when the latter was getting: Into good fafrm. Kerr avers that his team won be cause his hoyB couldn't enough to do otherwise. Captain Oliver to shoot is of of as shoot bad He advises, against a team of women if he hopes to win. The contest took place near the> Hardy Breeding place, near Quigley, and the shooting lasted three houra. The losing team paid for all th« shells and gave u dinner to the win ners. It cost the losers about $12.6» The sheila cost $90, hut not all of them were used. The Individ ual record* were: Kerr Team—Frank Dahlen 47; Pete Hanson 47; D. H. Jeffries 46; G. M. Oliver 21; Oqorge llradahaw 21; A. H. Barton 23; W. J. Hanson 24; Roy Zurlng 38; G. W. Kerr 6S. Total, 331. Oliver Team—Joe Gish 42; Le«r 0; C. Lee. lohra Robm.i 26 ; each. Warf 25; Frank Moench French 30; K. E. Zartng 2 Schwarz 30; Richard Wylie Oliver 27. Total, 231. There are plenty of rabbit* left, and other shoots' are coniempintatL The farmers of Quigley are enthus lasilc over the results of the *hoot. und It lias been suggested that ihejr might cooperate with the by providing a lunch of coffee im<* sandwiches at the close of each test. If favorable wtfather continue* there will probably he many other shoots by enlarged teamn. slioolnr» cou 1*1,AN TO RECLAIM BIG TRACT OF LAAI* New irrigation From Onhol* to Mapped Out by ilhiglinm County Men Canal Longent In the State« Project Extemllnir American Falls A mooting of Bingham county farmers al the farm bureau hi Black foot last Suturday put into motion a scheme, which, If successful, will re claim a million acres of desert land extending from Dubois to American Falls. This tract of extrcinaly fer tile land has been known Snake river plains. A company was as t In also organized,, known us Ihe Snake River Plain* De velopment association, gan was elected presided! and J, .) Stewart secretary, with M. 0. roe, county farm agent, treasurer. At this meeting were 17 infl tlal fanners and business men. They prepared a memorial to congress and are to send one of their number to Washington Immediately to push ttn projeet. Senator William Borah has already given his approval There Is ample opportunity to hold back water In the lakes at the head of Snake river, In fart, the old Dubois project contem plated Just this move, scheme will be merely an extension of the Dubois proposition. A campaign is now being made to sign up members u< the new associa tion. The work on the project woul«f noi only furnish employment for re would; provider Walter Ha Mon ueti tO till» project. vsilou» And the new turned soldiers hut homesteads. The proposed canal would be take« out of Snake river in the vicinity or St. Anthony and would be governed by the original Dubois project tending south and west to the great buttes and thence through Bingham county as far as the Aberdeen coun ex try. The canal will be by far the longest In the state U the project Is carried out. From the elevation of the canal at the buttes near Taber, where the canal is scheduled to run, It would be possible to cover the greater parta of Prosperity and Pleasant valley If the water supply Is enfflcient. Such a canal, in Us meanderings, would probably be -between 26« and MX) miles in length and Its construction would be very expensive. Elimination of political influences, which, he said, had "Inevitably been Injected Into consideration" of rail road regulation by a commission, was urged by A. P. Thom, counsel for tho Association of Railway Executives, Friday In continuing his argumeni for the establishment of a department of transportation before the sénat«* interstate commerce committee.