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visiting all the leading na j
tlons in Central and South America, j
and later visiting England. Ireland i ■
and France. Ben Schwarz is at home !
thoroughly convinced that the nitec
States is the one great country of the
world, and that every American
should be proud of it and satisfied
with it. "I used to think I would
like to live in foreign countries he
said, "but after I visited them I de- 1
cided that the United States is good
enough for me.
Ben entered the navy at the begin
ning of the war as a fireman on the
Marblehead, and emerged a second
class engineer engaged in the trans
port service. The Marblehead was a
small vessel assigned to duty on the
weBt coast, and he visited all the
Central and South American nations
and went through the Panama canal
on that vessel. En route from Pana
ma to Key West the Marblehead sank
a German sub near the coast of Cuba
by gunfire, and dropped depth bombs
where the sub went down.
On his eleven trips across the At- -
lantic he saw but one sub and that
one got away without a fight.. There
were more subs on this side, he said,
on the Atlantic coast and near the
Panama canal route, than there were
in European waters during the clos
ing months of the war. The subs
evidently figured, he said, that their
best chance was over here.
Mr. Schwarz made two trips on
the submarine chaser Shaw, a small
vessel carrying a crew of twenty
five men. The little vessel could
make 60 miles an hour, but her usual
Bpeed while he was on her, was from
52 to 55 miles an hour. Rough
weather was encountered while he
was on the Shaw, and the men had
to be strapped to their posts to keep
from being thrown all over the ves
sel or into the ocean.
He made one trip on a mammoth
transport, formerly the German liner
Deutchland. The vessel carried 25,
000 soldiers across, and there were
fifteen vessels in the convoy. Uncle
Sam was taking no chances with so
many soldiers aboard. ,
Ben was on the Wisconsin in New
York harbor, with 12,000 soldiers
aboard, when that vessel sank. Some
one had opened the sea valves, and
three decks were under water. Two
or three soldiers and three sailors
lost their lives. The Wisconsin was
to have sailed the next day.
Wisconsin was floated and soon put
back into the service.
The treatment received by
Americans in England and France
was fine, Ben said, but it w T as not so
good in Ireland, possibly due to
sympathy with Germany. While he
liked the treatment received, he did
not like the conditions that he found.
They were too far behind the times.
Cities of 20,000 or more had no sewer
systems or other conveniences which
are found in much smaller places in
the United States. Fanning there is
done on a one-home scale.
Since the armistice was signed
Ben has made two trips across, bring
ing wounded and discharged soldiers
and nurses home. Many of
are in a pitiable condition but they ac
- I
Ben Sehwarz, Second Class Engineer. ;
Made Eleven Trips Across and Vis- j
Red Many Foreign Countries.
♦♦♦* + ****'***'*'****
♦ +
♦ Woman Bitten Bj Bog Afflict- *
ed With Rabies. +

About two weeks ago Mrs. +
+ Willie Abercrombie of Ameri- +
♦ can Falls, was bitten by a dog +
+ belonging to the family. By ♦
+ order of Dr. Noth the dog was ♦)
♦ killed and the head sent to the ♦ ]
♦ state laboratory at Boise. On ♦ !
♦ Sunday Dr. Noth received a ♦
♦ letter from the state board of ♦
♦ health stating that there was ♦
doubt that the dog had been ♦
with rabies. The ♦
treatment for Mrs. ♦
,-as ordered by *i
♦ wire, and when it arrives she ♦
+ will be taken to Bethany Dea- ♦
+ coneBS Hospital for treatment. ♦
♦ It takes from a month to ♦
♦ several months for rabies to ♦
♦ develop in a human being. In ♦
♦ animals the time is much ♦
+ shorter. ♦
♦ Orders have been issued by ♦
♦ Dr. Noth to have every dog in *|
48 American Falls tied up at ♦ I
♦ home, under penalty of having ♦
♦ the animals running at large ♦
♦ shot. Until the danger per- ♦
♦ iod is past it would be well ♦
♦ for farmers to keep their dogs ♦
♦ tied up, or at least at home. ♦
♦ It is not known how the Aber- ♦
♦ crombie dog acquired the ra- ♦
♦ bies. Coyotes have been ♦
♦ charged with responsibility ♦
♦ for the ratles epidemic that ♦
♦ has prevailed in many sections ♦
♦ of Idaho at times during the ♦
♦ past two years, and they may ♦
♦ be responsible for the case ♦
4 here. ♦
♦ no
♦ afflicted
+ Pasteur
♦ Abercrombie
Inasmuch as it is not pos- 4
♦ sible to know how many dogs ♦
♦ have been bitten, and may la- ♦
♦ ter develop rabies, it Is advis- ♦
♦ able as a precautionary meas- ♦
♦ ure to take no chances. Or- ♦
♦ ders have been issuetj by Dr. ♦
. ♦ Noth, city and county health ♦
♦ officer, that all dogs in Ameri- ♦
+ can Falls must be tied up at ♦
♦ home. Otherwise they will •
F be shot upon his orders.

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cept their disabilities as a matter of
course. There were quite a few nur- j
suffering from shell shock ]
the boats, and many
All persons so suffering are
kept locked below, fearing that their
mental condition might prompt them
to jump overboard. It usually takes
j about twelve days to return from
j p rancej p u t 0 ne of his last trips took
i ■ wenty-one days, due to bad weather,
! jj r g c hvvarz was on a vessel bring
ing marines over on one trip, sur
v j vors f rom the battle at Chateau
Thierry. "The marines certainly
saw 80 me thing," he said, "and not
many of the flrst
ones to enter the
battle ever came out ..
1 5 j r Schwarz is glad to be out of the
serv j cei an( j to p e a private citizen
again. Nearly all of the boys who
enlisted for the
war are getting out
as ag £ bey can ant j he reports
t hat many have taken French leave
without waiting for the formality of
a d j sc h arge .
I ses
; on
j diers.
_,_ j
Jeffries charged With Conduct Un
becoming to a Sport and May Have
The second rabbit shooting contest I
between teams captained by G. W
Kerr and Wylie Oliver was held at j
Cedar Ridge the 5th, with the score '
ending in favor of the Kerr team. !
The score was more even than in the '
forst contest, being 154 for the Kerr
team to 130 for the Oliver team.
Charges of gross misconduct have
been nmde aga?nst D B Jeffrtos
coupled with threats to declare the
contest null and void, and to disqual- j
ify him from furure contests. It is j
charged that Jeffries caught a rabbit
asleep under a sagebrush, cut off its
ears and headed It toward Sid Oliver, !
who wasted two shells on the rabbit,
only to find that it had been scalped.
Sid chased the rabbit a long dis
tance in order to get a shot, and feels
that he has grounds for damages
against Jeffries as well as for dis
barment proceedings
Jeffries defends himself by saying
that he shot the rabbit and was as
much surprised as anyone when he
threw the rabbit down after taking
its ears, to see it get up and run.
But the fact that he was so badly:
tickled that he lay down and rolled
about in the sagebrush when he saw
(he rabbit making a bee line for Sid
the losers
claim, is responsible for their losing
the contest.
Bars But Up Against Him.
is held as evidence against him. Sid
says it be can get a lawyer to take
the case that the damage suit now
pending against Jeffries for $20,000
will look like 30 cents in comparison.
Three guns were put out of com
mission during the shoot, two of them
for the
losers. This
the contest.
Jeffries with 25 was high man of
the winning team, knd J. N. CravWord, I '
officially credited with one, was low
man. Crawford claims that the re
turns have been tampered with
Maurice Myers was high man in the
losing team, .with 23, and Lee French
low with 4 French Frank Kluck
and Crawford had their guns put out
of commission and retired from the
contest early The official score fol
lows ;
K .,._ T „ m n « i,>ffru>« 95 Pete
Hanson rf- u M Oliver 14* Frank
Dahlen* 12- W J Hanson 12 Roy
7arine 14* W I Kerr* 16 \ H Bar
. j,- r o,i w#itworth 16- T \
Crawford 1 • Total 164 '
. _ ' ' I „ French 4
Onver Team—t _ Maurice
Hanl« K> uak 9 ^ d _ - oli
v' d ri ^ i 7 ,nhn Sohwarz
^ 'w p 14 - H H Cessel 10
K vS? ' ' '
1 °i al ' , b „„„„iron bv the con
The 'osers are r^ i y
aLrÜr <.V?h»Tîemln*tnn
! '
Turns In #14.05 Additional; Ex-Got
. ernor and Adjutant General Have
Repaid #353.
Another tender—114.05—was made
to the adjutant general's fund Thurs
day afternoon by Chas. S. Moody,
former adjutant general, whose offi- |
cial expenditures are being probed
by a special legislative committee.
This payment is to cover a claim
for transportation from Boise to Mos
cow. which iB now on file awaiting
the action of the board of examiners.
Since Moody has admitted the claim
I as unjustified by his action in putting
up money to pay the state back should
it be allowed, it is probable the board
will turn it down.
Examination of the claim shows
that on the same date on which
Moody requested transportation to
Moscow from Boise he also requested
transportation to Washington. D. C.
This was December 9.
Repayment was made the state for
the Washington trip by Moody Satur- !
day morning, making a total of $278 -1
85 returned by him since it became |
aired about that his official records ;
we re to be Jooked Into. ,
Maj. J. B. Burns, who served under
Moody but has been held over by the j
new administration, received the ten
der made Thursday afternoon and 1
turned it in to the state auditor's of
With the return of $75 by former
Governor Moses Alexander, to cover
a claim for a flag which was taken
from the statehouse before the new
administration had checked over the
property, the state militia fund has
been credited with $353.82 in repay
menls by Moody and Alexander —
Bc'?c S'atesman.

fice for apportionment.

ceipt of the following letter from
Sergeant Charles Hammock, who is
in France. Mr. Hammock speaks in
positive manner about radicalism, and
says the boys will take care of that
menace when they get home. That
part of his letter is almost identical
with a number of others that have
been _ received from the boys "over
there." *
The editor of the Press is in re
France, December 26, 1918.
Was glad to get your long, good
letter, and will try to show my appre
ciation by answering at onqe.
After the armistice was signed I
was assigned to the band and orches
tra, the band and orchestru In connec
tion with a show gotten up in this
camp for the purpose of entertaining
soldiers, officers, and second lieu
tenants. We showed five nights here
and then went to Tours, a distance of
205 miles, and showed six nights
j there. Then we returned to camp. Af
ter a week of rest the show went to
Nevers. I was left behind by order of
! the camp surgeon, and two days la
! ter was all set to go to Mons hospital
I when the Colonel, the C. O., heard that
all soldiers sent to the hospital for
j major operations were sent to the
' States and operated on and discharged.
! for reasons all his own lie stopped my
' going. So here I am. I don't know
what will be done with me. The camp
surgeon said, and he is the boss In
th ' 8 instance, that I shall not blow a
born nor do any more work of any
kind. Guess there isn't anything I
j ca " d ° but let the C. O and C. S.
j «ßht it out So in the meantime I'll
try to write some letters. I owe so
many that I'll never catch up. but
! I'll do my best while I have some time
a" my own.
Before the armistice was signed I
was busy day and night. Didn't have
Unie to read the papers.
1 want to thank you for the Press. It
has kept me pretty well Informed of
most all happenings going on there.
Truly the h °me town paper is the
connecting link between juimy life
a "d home life. Anyway, it helps more
any other one thing. Sometimes
fiends forget to write or don t have
dme ' and we lonesome, homesick
; and blue ' wondering how things are
K °' n 8 hack in the "old home town.
I Some who said "I'll sure write you"
don't write, as if everybody had for
gotten you, and maybe they have, all
but the Press. It cotnes regularly.
I think I know how you jleel about
the war, and I don't blame you for
feeling a bit put out that (he war was
not carried to Berlin. "An eye for an
eye -" I feel that way, but as a civ
■* is '- ed nation fighting for an ideal, we
could not do the very thing we are
lighting Germany for doing. Don't
I ' bink tbat 8he wiU get ° at of P ay,ng
the I ,rine - Germany will be made to
l' ay to thp lim! " I i ' or Germany the war
isn t over ' not for year 8 - She will have
to restore Belgium, Serbia and France,
pay ln ful1 ,he Hta,PR and individuals
for al * t helr losses. For us, peace is
not signed ' hut the war is ended.
Germany started out to conquer the
"hole world, but things didn't go as
the kaiser planned. Seems that his
Partner. "Gott," went back on him.
Then Uncle Sam entered the big fight
aaainfd thP lord monarchal au
aaainfd thP war lord ' monarchal au
tocrat. murderer, beast of beasts, and
knocked him lose from his throne and
onto the toboggan of retribution that
w 111 skid b * m into tbe bottom pits of
There is another monarch over
here that should go the way of bill,
,8n > al1 »•' and that ls Hla Ma J e8,y '
!hf ' ( 'ensor, hut maybe I'd belter not
say any more against him, as he still u
rel K ns supremo and this letter might
get pretty badly cut up going over.
Guess you know more about the
war than I do, but I believe I can tell
you something of interest about the
France is mainly agricultural, 48
per cent of its population living by
agriculture. Their methods are away
behind ours, plowing with oxen, and
sometimes with rows. I saw only one f
man plowing with horses. The farmer
13 a «ood worker, and he must be
pretty well Informed in agriculture,
| Everything he has la the result of his
hard labor, not from his business
ability. The only business ability he
has shown is • in charging for his
products; and Oh Boy, but he can
charge. But as a business man he is
n ix.
F rencb | and | n ngg wa8 wor th
about 500 franc8 an hector ($ 40 an
acret ) an d the same land is estimated I
now at mo franc8 ( | 13B) ^ acre. 1
This is an average. In the Alps it is
worth 400 franCfl an he ctor. in the
north it ig wort h 5 , 000 .
.. . . , ' _ „ ^ i
The cbief Prato «* 8 a ^ e P°
utoes. wine, and garden truck. France j
ranks third as a wheat growing na
tion ' U :.. 8 1 flr *'' 8 < 5 S?' d ' ger ~ i
! many Thereat ;
* beat . la " dB are P naadprs - Artois,
| Picardy. Beauce and Brie. 0at *^ are
; grow " anywhere wheat is. Other
cereals grown In different Parts of
France are rye, barley, buckwheat
j and millet.
France is the greatest wine country
1 in the world, producing one third of
the world's supply. The vinyards of
i Champagne cover 37,500 acres and
produce over thirty million bottles
of wine, eigh* million of which are
consumed in France.
The Frenchman must have his wine
as the American must have his cof
fee and the Englishman his tea. The
rrendiman <lat>orerl will have a
quart of red wine with his meal, but
will seldom drink red wine during
his working hours. The French say
red wine, like rich food, is apt to make
a man unfit for immediate exertion.
Soltllers on the march are strongly
advised by their chiefs not to drink
red wine, but whit» exclusively The
wine our soldiers fall for is a heavy
wine called cogniac, and It is bad stuff,
something like our bootleg whisky.
A little of It will spoil an otherwise
good soldier. Beer and whisky is sold
in ail parts of France. The beer Is
not of the quality of "Budweiser," but
it is better than Beeco or any other
near beer. The whisky is as bad as
any, perhaps worse. Anyway is is the
fighting kind, but very bad for a sol
money; that often off of one acre he
K e,s 500,000 first quality snails. They
are fed 0,1 cabbage, greenstuff, and
brait soaked in wine. The wine is sup
! ,(> sed to give them a special flavor,
Some of the boys eat snails and say
•* j® a great dish. I'll lake corn wlllie
, and beans for mine,
T, *e French have good horses, very
lar i» e and strong. Judging by the load
, they pull. They look like the big cir
! eus or brewtry horses In the States,
aad are ver y 8| °* ' not much i'' 8 . U ' l
b an <>**&■ <-hcy were any fastet
. 'hey would leave the drivers behlnü.
| The driver usually walks. Th. don
, kpy 9 uUp a favorite with the French
and Is as useful as he Is small They
are " ot much larger than the big
dog . Wl , gbt 8 bad The donkpy is he
Ford of Franco,
Every farmer, no matter how umall
bred pigeons and rabbits and believe
me, rabbits cooked in wine Is a dish
fit for the kings. Rabbits sell for from
three Jrancs. A franc is the
of moneÿ over hère and is worth
about 18 1-2 cents in our money,
Tigeons and peas is the national dish,
I take my "overseas hat" off to
the French on their roads. They arc
masters in the art of building roads,
The roads vary in width from 21 to
30 feet in width, not including a ditch
on ea <'h side. Early lust spring 1 made
a trip by truck over one of their won
derful roads from Nevers to Bourghes,
a distance of 75 kilometers. A kilom
«1er Is five eighths of a mile. This
road is perfectly straight except In
is one case, where it makes a sharp
turn onto a bridge spanning the Ivoire
river. At some time ages ago trees
were planted on both sides of the road
26 or 30 feet apert all the way from
Nevers to BourgheB. The trees must
be two or three hundred years old,
judging by their size. Roads are cov
ered with crushed stone and gravel
and trafic soon wears it smooth sur
faced like a floor. Army truck trains
of have worn some of the roads, in fact
nearly all of them, until they are pret
ty rough, but they are never muddy.
' On one Jdde stones (sometimes cast
iron) about 10x14x30 inches, are set
u p every kilometer. The stones show
on the side facing the road the num
ber of that road and the number of
kilometers fom Its starting point. The
sides show the names of and the dls
tance to the nearest towns. Smaller
Btones numbered one to four and six
48 t0 nine and one mf . d i um „i Z p d stone
by giving "kil 6 ," mark the decimal dl
visions of every kilometer. The dis
tance between town are measured
f rom church to church. Most of the
perfectly straight roads were built by
be the Romans under Augustus. They ra
dlated from Lyons, the capital founded
his by Augustus, to Marseilles, the Rhine,
Boulogne and Bardeaux. The Roman
he r0 ad builders didn't try to avoid bills
his a s they were built for military pur
poses only and were not Intended for
is heavy wagons, trucks and big mount
ed guns as we have now. The shorter
th and more direct a road the cheaper
an it would be to make, would be shorter
I for men marching. A slodier would
1 rather march up and down a bill than
is to march further around it.There are
the 24,000 miles of road (routes nation
ale«,) kept in repair by the nation
i o i
P°- R "fî-i'?"," 1 !?
j arp
na- ages. State roads are maintained by
~ i
; "T ai ', b >' . a
cial achooh All roads and bridges are
are ot n ]° 1 ' 1 w '" h
thousand miles of roads like France.
of j can - t begin to tel! you how glad
[ am that D. W. Davis was elected
I'm sure he is the ablest man In Dla
ho, and surely no one has worked
of harder for Idaho than he, and we know
of how hard he wrWked putting the Lib
and erty l>.ans over He can bank on the
boys over here to back him to the
are limit In hi* fight for a better Idaho
and the fight he surely will make
wine "Kain« I W. W s and rank socialism. ,
cof- We know wha* we've be»n lighting
The for. W'e know the price we've paid I
a for this great victory, and when the
but boys get back you can hit that we'll
not stand for the things you have ta- '
In 1913 there were in France 1339
distilleries and '3300 private stills. The
vine was first planted 600 years B. C.
by the Greeks. The yearly wine pro
duction now reaches 1560 million gal
lons. Some "vin."
Have you ever heard of sftail farm
ing? It is quite an Industry over here.
A frog (Frenchman) told ma snail
farmers made beaucoup« (boo koo)
Nearly every woman of the poorer
class has one or two goats, often more.
The village shepherd, usually a little
girl or boy, collects them all in the
mqrnlng on hik way to the fields, and
returns them at night. The goat ls to
the cow what the donkey is to the
horse. Aud the hogs and chickens and
everything live In (he mud In the front
yard, with the horBes and cows.
ken off the I. W. W.s and anarchists.
The things they stand for are the
things we've been fighting over here
We love the good old Stars and
Stripes a thousand times more thRn
when we came over here. We loved It
so much that we were willing to give
everything, even our own lives, that
it might still wave over the land of
the free and the home of the brave.
We've gone through all sorts of hard
ships and cheerfully too. Many have
made the supreme sacrifice. We came
thousands of indes- to fight for the
flag and the things it stands for. We
love it so much now that we will gc
back home and fight, if necessary, for
the things we fought, over here for
and won. It -was carried through the
old Hindenburg line over thousands
and thousands of our comrades, to vic
tory. It Is the emblem of everything
worth while, of the things we fought
for, the highest ideals of the greatesi
nation on earth.
The time Is coming, and soon. too.
when there will not be any parades
headed by the red flag, and the things
it represents Blackers, traitors and
anarchists. You can tell the world
that any parades, speakings and gath
erings of any sort held under the red
flag, are going to meel with some had
luck when the boys get home. Fini I.
W. W„ fini anarchist, fini red flag.
We don't know just when we wMl
got home, but we believe we will he
there anyway by next April. Wc have
won the war. We put over what we
came over for. Fini le-guerre, let us
go home.
I sent congratulations by cable to
D. W. Davis on his election. Did ll
reach him? Regards to all the boys.
Yours very sincerely,
M. T. H. P., American Expeditionary
Forces, American PoBtofflce 772,
Headquarters Company.
L«od Bourgeois, the French pro
P° n '- nt ot a league of nations ,trans
mlUed Tuesday to the society of na
l * onM commission recommendations
»• to Principles which had been sub
m,tted to him by the Inter allied
a *"°cl*U«n for the promotion of a
1,>a * u « nations.
* ne .°*. J recommendations urged
the establishment by the society of
nations of an international comrals
i Blon on «ducaUon. Other recom
m«n<UUo*>» were of a ralllUry na
ture ° ne of tbPae would blnd tb "
ag 80 C i a ted states to prohibit the »ale»
of arm * and mun,Uon " now P»*s«' 88 * d
or which may be ultimately manu
Uctured to 8tate8 outside the league,
wb,le anoth er would prohibit the
|rad< , and manu f act ure of all arms
an d munitions of war by private es
tablisbments. It also wa* recom
mended that the society of nations
»hall fix the number of men to be
enrolled in the military and raval
forces of each member, having regard
only for possible aggressions from
»tales outside the league, or in re
volt against ft. It adds that the asso
dated states should Impose upon 'h<
, central powers, by peace treaty, limi
tations of armaments and the control
I of their manufacture so a* to permit
the members of the society of nations to
retiu«Immediately and substantl
ta- ' ally their military establishments.
Changes Agreed Upon in Caucus Is
Made Kefore Bill Is Passed. Some
Objection Raised Because
Is Centered In Governor's Office.
With amendments excepting the
public utilities commission, the in -
ductrial accident board and office of
state mine inspector from depart
ments which the origlnul measure
proposed to abolish, the hoiiRe of rep
resentatives late Wednesday after
noon passed senate bill No, 19 by a
vote of 43 to 17, party linos being
recognized except by D. L. Young.
Ada; J. U. Conover, Twin Falls, and
T. M. Gough, Washington^ who voted
with the Democratic minorfiy.
If the Kennte approves the amend
ments it will go to the governor a(
once for his signature.
Suspension of rules was invoked to
obtain Immediate passage of the
measure after the judiciary commit
tee reported it back, und the house
hud reconvened after u brief Joint
session with the senate on another
Three Voice Objeetlons.
Lester Harrison, Shoshone, Demo
crat; Beecher Hitchcock, Bonner,
Democrat, and D. L. Young, Ada, Re
publican, spoke against Ihe measure,
declaring It a too drastic concentra
tion of authority in Its proposal to
abolish 48 departments, as originally
planned, and reorganize the state gov
ernment into nine.
All advisory boards, which the ad
ministration proposed to work with
each of nine commissions created,
were abolished by the house amend
ments except the agricultural board.
Removal of admintsl ration duties of
the fish and game department and
placing them under the law enforce
ment department, where the depart
ment's executive authority was lodged
ln the original bill, is one of the Im
portant amendments brought about
through Influence of sportsmen of the
Another amendment causes ail
funds collected by any department to
be credited to funds as now pre
scribed, which will keep game reve
nues separate from the general fund,
where It was proposed for them to
be paid.
Passes Memorial lo Congress Asking
for Construction of Big Project !■
'daho. Big Men Interested.
The Snake river valley is receiving
a great deal of publicity Juat now In
connection with its resources of the
larger kind. The proposed reclama
tion of twice as much land in new
projects as has already been put un
der irrigation in the state, and th«
fact that as much water is likely to
flow in the stream while irrigation
of the new territory is in process as
now flows in It, Is lending a new in
terest to the land of mysteries, the
Snake River Valley.
The Idaho Legislature by unani
mous vote memorialized congress to
appropriate funds to start construc
tion work, and so great is the inter
est of thinking men everywhere ef
fected by these prospects, that her
resources are taking on new value*
by sympathy. For example, owner#
of large deposits of rock suitable for
making cement, are considering the
Immense value to themselves and to
the stale, of establishing cement
mills to supply native rock in cement
sacks close to the project that they
may lie the greatest, cement con
sumers in the history of the world,
not excepting the pyramids and the
Panama canal. Pocatello, Aroo and
other burgs arc taking the measure
of possibilities In cement manufac
One of the hopeful things about the
poHslblllt les of the new project I*
that It Is possible lo start work with
tylern equipment Just as soon
uii-prlnts can be made, for the gov
ernment has an endless array of
horses, mules, motor truekB, trench
machines, cement mixers and grad
ing machinery scattered all over the
United Slates at the various training
camps and arsenals, and they are for
the moet part Just through with all
litis paraphernalia unless It otn b»
swothed to Irrigation or drainage*
projects for spring work. From dose
observation government reports show
that the government has been doing
a vast amount of ditch work and road
construction at Its camps, and v.hsrs
ii ts known thnt construction work
must he done on projects and that
better roads will be essential for get
ling supplies in for construction of
reeertoir sites, road work could bo
done at one«.
it Is al this time the wish of the*
government to furnish employment
for people and to avoid the necessity
of selling the vast amount of property
al mere fractious of their true value,
and It Is timely that the friends of
Irrigation should come forward with
plans and suggestions for such good
use of the mit Ion's resources In pro
jects of such far reuciilng effect la
creeling new wealth ugainst the day
of settlement when bonds must lie re
deemed. The big men of Idaho and
its tilg business institutions are at
this time lining up to help put Irri
gation projects Into the foreground
'.n their most favoruble light..
Albion people are protesting against
the proposed consideration of the Al
bion normal with the Idaho Techni
cal Institute at Pocatello.

♦ GiMernnient Must Make Good
on Grnln GuarHnty.


♦ Grain dealers, exporters ♦
♦ olid millers Tuesday presented ♦
♦ to the houpo agricultural com
♦ mltUe varied suggestions for +
♦ methods of carrying out the ♦
♦ government's guarantee to pro- ♦
♦ durera of $2.26 a bushel for ♦
♦ the 1919 wheal crop. All ♦
♦ agreed that the true market ♦
♦ price, us determined by world ♦
♦ condHIons, would drop below ♦
♦ the guaranteed rate, and that ♦
♦ the government should make ♦
♦ good the difference directly ♦
♦ rather than by maintaining ur
♦ tlflcially the higher price.
♦ The witnesses also agreed ♦
♦ ihe' the existing United Htates ♦
♦ grain corporation, or some ♦
♦ similar body, should be main- ♦
♦ talned as the government's *
♦ agency for supporting the ♦
♦ price to growers. They dlf- ♦
♦ fered as to methods to be pre- ♦
♦ scribed by législation, which ♦
♦ the committee is preparing to ♦
♦ draft.

Th- grain dealers proposed ♦
♦ that the corporation actually ♦
♦ buy the grain at $2.26, sell it #*
♦ to millers or other consumers ♦
♦ a* a price dictated by world ♦
♦ markets, and acquire the coun- ♦
♦ try's surplus for export The V
♦ exporters suggested that the ♦
♦ corporation's function» be iim
♦ Ited to paying farmers the ♦
♦ dlffîrence between the gov
♦ ernment price and the market ♦
♦ price at which -the grain was ♦
♦ sold, without actually taking +
♦ possession, and, consequently ♦
♦ without piling up a great ♦
♦ quantity for export.
The millers were interested ♦
♦ mainly in having the corpora- ♦
♦ lion given authority to protect ♦
♦ millers against losses growing +
♦ out of the failing of the wheat ♦
♦ price from the present artlfl- ♦
♦ cial level to the true world ♦
♦ price, and the fluctuations In ♦
♦ the world price before it be- ♦
♦ comes stable under the corpor- ♦
♦ ation's administration.


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