American Falls Press
AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, i»l#.
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.
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
Carl Rudeen, Sunbeam, rural tele
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
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.
C. R. Butterfield, Crystal, weed
H. B. Sanders, Rockland, rodent
F. A. Ziek, Cedar Ridge, grain
C. P. Dille, Neeley, potatoes.
J. P. Voight, American Falls, in
L. W. Cotant, Rockland, labor.
The officers recommended
F. A. Ziek, president; L. W. Cotant,
vice president; J. P. Voight, secre
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
It was decided to make the voting
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
2. It would protect the buyers at
3. Saving of labor in handling the
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.
4 German Constitution Provides 4
President to Head Govern
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 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 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
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,
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DEATHS FROM FLU.
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.
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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
Letters from Lisbon indicate the
high esteem in which he Is held
there, and bespeak for him a cordial j
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
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
The armistice between the allies
and Germany has been extended, the
agreement to that effect being signed
by Mathias Erzberger, the German ;
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.
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^Weli, 8 f'hope ^"be homo by this
time next year, i am getting so old
and cranky that I can't get along
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
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< ,
LETTERS FROM POWER
Miss Lillis Hughes is in receipt of
the following letters from Corporal
Harold G. McCully, who is in over
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
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
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
COR.P HAROLD G. M'CULLEY,
Battery B. Fifth F. A., A. E. F., via
>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
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
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 '
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a very few months
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They have ta
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
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
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
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.
•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
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
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
This new war feature film Is being
handled by the World Film Corpora
HUNTERS FRIGHTEN K V MBITS.
llttmhanittienf Near tjutglcy Killed a
Few and Frightened Many Out tiff
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.
The next In
and D. B. .
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
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
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.
Oliver Team—Joe Gish 42; Le«r
0; C. Lee.
Robm.i 26 ;
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.
1*1,AN TO RECLAIM
BIG TRACT OF LAAI*
From Onhol* to
Mapped Out by ilhiglinm County
Men Canal Longent In the State«
A mooting of Bingham
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
known us Ihe Snake River Plain* De
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
And the new
turned soldiers hut
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
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.
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