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American Falls press. (American Falls, Idaho) 1907-1937, May 02, 1919, Image 3

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A small family in American Falls
wants to rent a furnished house, three
to six rooms, for a year or less. No
children to mar the furniture or walls.
Preference given a nice little place with
small garden plot and place to keep a
Will consider renting for
months if no longer time is pos
sible. Inquire Pres* office.
Martin Johnson Spends Fourteen
Months among Savages of South
Pacific to Record Their Customs for
Craving adventure and actuated by
a desire to record the manners and
cannibalism, Martin Johnson traveled
18,000 miles among the Solomon and
New Hebrides Islands and In the four
teen months of his travels secured
some of the most sensational pictures
of savage life that have ever been film
ed. They have been assembled into
"Cannibals of the South Sea Islands,"
a five-reel feature.
World rights have been acquired by
Robertson-Cole Company ana the pro
duction is being released through Ex
Mr. Johnson set out from San Fran-]
cisco in 1917 accompanied by his wife
and after stops at Honolulu and Samoa
he arrived at Sydney. Mr. Johnson
had accompanied Jack Londtm on the
famous voyage of the "Snark" and was
hibitors' Mutual Exchanges.
The following is a copy of an announcement which was
enclosed with all M<*y 1st Bills for telephone service:
No business institution can'continue to operate indefinitely if
its revenues are inadequate to meet operating expenses. This is
precisely the situation that confronts the telephone business to
day, a condition brought about by increased material costs and
increased living costs of employees, necessitating substantial
wage increases, and very large increases in taxes, which has af
fected the telephone industry the same as it has every other in
In the last three years commodity costs have advanced an
average of 112 per cent. The average cost of wire, cables, poles
and all other materials has increased proportionately. Freight
charges have advanced to a point where they add materially
to maintenance and construction costs. Meanwhile, telephone
rates have remained practically stationary.
In order, therefore, to secure revenue sufficient to cover the
cost of rendering telephone service, it has been necessary to make
changes in some of the rates charged for service. These rates are
authorized and approved by the Postmaster-General.
Under the revision, effective May 1, 1919, the class of service
which you are now receiving is billed in accordance with the
enclosed statement. If you desire information with respect to
rates on other classes of service it will be gladly furnished upon
request, and if you desire any other class of service proper adjust
ment will be made upon your application.
It is hoped that you will continue the same helpful co-opera
tion you have rendered in the past to the end that a reliable and
satisfactory service may be rendered you.
This Company is operating its telephone property under the
direction of the Postmaster-General for the United States Govern
ment and all of the revenues belong to the government, and it must
secure sufficient revenue to cover the cost of rendering the service.
The Mountain States Telephone and
Telegraph Company
trading schooner Mr. and Mrs. Johnson !
landed at the Solomon Islands and 1
frain there they traveled in small
schooners, whale boats and natfve
canoes 18,000 miles among the un
charted islands of the South Sea.
They saw and photographed the most
unusual peoples on earth, and many
unbelievable incidents.
Their meeting with Chief Negapate, !
the murderous king of "Big Numbers"
—the most perilous experience of their
trip—where they were led by > reach
erous native guides surrounded by
savages and escaped only by the time
ly arrival of a British battleship.
The Johnsons, whose (taring expe
more or less familiar with the better
known tribes of the South Pacific Is
After two weeks aboard a small
Ex- | dirions were known in every civilized
community of the South Seas, were
reported killed by .the man-eating sav
j ages of Cheif Negapate's tribe, and
when they started for San Francisco
! again with their treasure of moving
the ] pictures surprise was expressed every
was where that they were alive.
Forood lato a Dto* G»ma and Waa
a Winner.
Patrick O'Brien. Just emerging from
army * wrier as a private, failed to
Impreea automobile salesmen at At
lanta, when he looked the machines
orer until h« dragged forth « roll a
trifle larger than an Inflated toner
tube. After selecting a car to his
liking. Patrick noted the attention his
! funds attracted, and explained, as fol
! lows :
"Some of the boys pushed me Into a
dice game here against my wishes.
They made some miscalculation. and
while they were dragging out the dead
aDd wounded my original $11.80 had
Increased to $3.100; oh, yes, and 10
cents. I Just naturally beat It while
I the heatin' was good. And—and—
there's the car and here's the money.
' Pin off for home down In Jackson
j Sling. Used by Blacksmiths Twenty
Years Ago Make Reappearance.
The ox as a beast of burden Is com
ing Into his own again In the farming
communities of Maine and the ox
sling, an apparatns used by black-,
smiths In shoeing the animals, long
! ago thrown Into the discard. Is In use
1 again,
ago the slings were common.
The sling consists of a rude frame
of timber Into which the animal is
fastened by a pillory. Straps are then
drawn under the body, the ends being
made fast to upper timbers of the
In blacksmith shops twenty years
Oxen are less expensive to feed
than horses and are equally as useful
on small farms, and the rising value
of feed Is having much to do with the
come-back of the ox as a work anl
Took Town'« Shoes.
Any old shoes today? .New foot
wear for the whole town dropped out
of a speeding automobile passing
through Litchfield. 111. Freight car
thieves, police believe.

Navy's Method of Guarding
Against Submarines,
Cargo Carriers as Well as Troop Ship«,
Crossing In Convoya, Guarded by
Dootroyera—Whin U-Boat Was
Sighted a Rabbit Hunt Cnauod—
Both Guns and Depth Bomba
Brought Into Ploy, While Convoy
Few Americans knew, during the ;
months of dodging submarine*, the
navy's method of guarding against
enemy submarines. Only now con they
be enlightened. The accompanying
diagrams explain It
Hern na« of the deetroyer's speed,
sharp bow and depth bomba, the sub
marines were In constant drend of
these sen cats. To hit a IT-bont square
would mean to drive through her.
The moil effective weapon ngalnnt
the Htihinarine proved to be the depth
charge, Invented bnfore America en
tered the war. A submarine'« greatest
reliance for defenae 1« submersion.
When It did submerge the destroyer
dropped depth bombs n» near the tnr- 1
get as could be calculated.
An "ash can" (depth bomb) 1« a
steel cylinder 18 Inches In diameter
and 28 Inches long, and containing 800
pounds of TNT. It has a device for :
automatically exploding the ehnrge at j
1 predetermined depth.
Guns and Depth Bomba.
When a destroyer reached n post- |
tlon where the submarine was estl- j
mated to be, the "Y" guns would be
brought Into play to tire depth charges.
The First charge would he "dropped
from the stern. Then the destroyer
sped abend fifty yards, firing from
the "Y" guns and thus throwing a j H
charge on each side for about 80 yards,
Four charges were usually dropped In
u few second* In tills manner around
the submarine's s.Ripoaed position, as
, , J in,.
shown in the lower diagram. If the |
correct tne i
cn| liante of position was
submarine was nt least badly dam
aged. If she was In the center of the
pattern of depth charge* she was sent
down for good.
j heart
1 1 er
destroyer* were seen coming up, the
first destroyer dropped s marker buoy |
After the Initial four charges the
destroyer put her rudder over and j
sliirled turning In s spiral rurve, drop
ping charge* now and then, a* also
•n In (be lower diagram. If other
to guide tlu* «thorn. Alwiiyn the crnfl
prodigal with their rharffM. Rut
the Tifuilt wok Kcldom certain. Rnh
murine* could eject oil to lend the at
tarWers Into believing the TJ-bont had
been sunk.
The upper diagram show* the diffi
culty found . by a submarine that de
attack a s!tlp In convoy. The
, il .if a »ttbtnergetl submarine—that
•pedo firing position—was tin
ill civ n equal Ihe speed of the convoy,
I tlte submarine could not hope
to .iv. rim III
fully from astern. It had I» i
submerged mid nearly ahead,
Th* Il-boot*» molt »tiecessfnl firing
[sisltion was WiO yards on the bow of
the target. Reaching that position,
howsver, *hs win likely to find near by
one or more destroyers, making It nee- ,
essnry to poke her periscope up often,
with attendant peril.
The tipjter diagram shows a de- j
strnyer five miles ahend of rite convoy,
with an observation balloon In low. |
Every group of de«troyer* escorting '
transport* hnd a balloon boat.
There wer* numerous other method* \
by which destroyers cordoned tronnd
convoys, forming practically Impreg- |
nable barriers.
sll-i'i! to
HI 'll
convoy nr fire succoaa
« Zigzagging on Signal,
Tiler, wer* severs! standard meth
nd* of slipping away from *iihm*rine* ,
by zlgzng. Theoretically, and almost I
: always in actual practice, th* troop
ship* proceeded In a straight frontal j
line. By doing this th* transporta af
forded a minimum of target. A tor- |
pedo mlMsIng one of th* line, probably i
would tnlas them all, where** If the
vessels In row, one behind an
other, not only might a torpedo catch
one after missing a preeedlng ship, but
from the same position the submarine
eould Iniineh aueeesalve missiles at the
parading troopships, taking a crack
perhaps at the leader, another at the
third or fourth member, and a final
blow at th« last In the row.
Zigzagging was In accordance with
code diagram* and with code Instruc
tions. At given «Ignala the command
ing destroyer, going ahead at top speed
and leaving the destroyer* to fight It
out with the submarine*, would swing
Into varying degree* of zigzag.
The fleet commander would signal
by wireless and by light-flash the plan
of zigzag to be pursued. The trans
port* In nnlson would awing a eertaln
number of degree* and then, at a given
Interval, as prearranged, awing Into
another slant of a predetermined de
gree, A number of ' these swing*
would follow, all troopships acting to
gather. Borne»!me* in the conrae of an
attack the fleet eommander would or
der two or three system* of zigzag In
quirk sueceaslon. The troopship« com
plied loatantly and harmoniously, be
eauae each hsld s code chart Indicat
ing the degrees snd direction* to be
taken snd at whst Interval* the
change* of course wore to be toad*.
The attack ever they would, at the
r*et -( mm* Oder's signal, foil hawk lot*
the life h suit.
Beginning Monday, May S
We will receive orders each morning until
8 o'clock for morning delivery and until
3 o'clock each afternoon for afternoon de
Sparks Meat Co.
I «4P

Stirring Drama Cnnn-s to the Auditor*
I ii lit Theatre»
Production to lie Seen for One l»n>
Rev. Paul Smith's
Real people In real life Is the key
note of "The Fall of Barbary Count,"
the sensational film drama. ,
Grace Marbury Sundersoirs remark
H |,i e motion picture drumu has been
booked for oue day only ai the Ami
itorium Theatre, Saturday, May 3rd.
Recalling the vice crusade carried
o" ln San Francisco by the Rev. Paul
Smith this powerful picture serves to
*. |ng (o thoie who 89( . , t ,he
bought of a thorough and relontlcas
A tender love story runs through
this feature, and above all dec It Ih
human, convincing and gripping In
IIh realism. ,
There Is not a false note ill tt from
start lo finish. It Ih a succession of
j heart throbs, thrills and tense realism,
i Crane Wilbur as the fighting minis
1 1 er does magnificent work.
Miss Sanderson, llie authoress will |
| personally appear at every perform
She has traveled all over the
Lulled Stales with this record-brouk- I
log muchly talked about picture, play-1
lug lo "»landing room only" wherever ,
Air Insuranc* Is Profitable.
It wns ofllclslly «tilted to a que»- j
tinner In the British house of com
mon* that the exce»* of premium* over
psyment* under the government air
ernft Insurance scheme which provld- j
ed payment of damage* through loaa ;
from sfr raids, amount* to more than
inoooo.or 1 "_!
The FLY is the mont dangerous "Animal" on
Earth. Wherever he crawls he leaven "The
Seedg of Death.
It is only within the last twelve year« that
the dangerous character of the Fly has been
known, and only within the last four year«
that the people have begun to wake up to this
One Fly can carry 6,600,000 bacteria. Over
60 per cent of all children's deaths in* 1916
were traced to the Fly; Infantile. Paralysis
We Carry a Complete Stock of All Sizes in
and all width« of screen. Screen every open
ing in the House. It'« a duty and protection
you owe to your Family.
Nibley Channel Lumber Co.
J. J. BRANDT, Local Mgr.
Phone 133
BIIIIoiih are needed to take mil
lions of Americans out of kbaki!
The official estimated expense of
maintaining America's army till
demobilisation Is complete Is
Of the 3,700,000 lighters called
to the colors before the signing of
the armistice, 2,002,176 wero on
overseus duty. Up to the middle
of March less than .00,000 were
back from the battlefields.
The cost of getting Pershing's
conquerors und lire men who per
formed vullant service on this side
buck Into civil life will total at
least, $1,9:14.043,250.
Thut $H0 bonus to honorably dla
r barged mon adds 1226.1)00,000 to
the demobilization bill.
Then come transportation costs
abroad and at home. These include
the Item of *700,000,000 for Amer
ica's superb trunsportatlou system
In France. Water and rail cost
estlmutuM for travel oscillate at the
*500,000,000 mark.
Millions also are title for the
supplies, equipment and munirions
that by ending the war suddenly
saved at least 100,000 prloelnsa
American lives!

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