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American Falls Pre / * > • M'MIIKK 4«. It AHO. I'HI It AY, JUNK 20. 1010. AMDRIl'AN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, \ VOLUME XIX THIRD CHAUTAUQUA CLOSES BEST SEASON IN AMERICAN FALLS * ♦ + ♦ ♦ + + + + + LOCAL PEOPLE UNITE YVITH MAN AGEMENT IN BELIEF SHOW AND CROYYD WERE BETTER THIS YEAR THAN PREVIOUS. + + ♦ + ♦ * : * DIRECTOR APPRECIATES HELP * + + Says Talent and Management Grate ful for Interest and Reception— Glen Frank's Lecture Makes Big Impression on Business Men. After a play and sports festival by the children, a big joyfest by the Ha waiian quintette, an da beautiful il lustrated travelogue on scenic Hawaii by Mildred Leo Clemens, the third big Chautauqua in American Falls came to a successful close last night. In the opinion both of the business men and the management of the show, this has been the best Chautauqua present ed here. Nearly five hundred season tickets were sold, the amount guaranteed to bring the perf ormers, and Mr. Fleischmann, superintendent for the Ellison-White practically pa night's crowd was the record, there being close to a thousand people in attendance. "But," said Mr. Fleiseh mann, "the show would have gone over the to pif more of the single ad missions had been season tickets." Of the entertainers who appeared on the stage the Mer rilees, Tom Cor win, the White Hussars, and the Ha waiian quintette seemed to make the best impression on the audiences. Dr. Rader, Madame Zehner, Major Mills and Mr. Glenn Frank delivered lec tures that were highly appreciated. The business men particularly say that Mr. Frank's lecture was excel lent and well-received. Real Appréciation Shown. From the standpoint of the Chau tauqua people, Mr. Fleischmann said that "The people in American Falls have shown more interest and more the six , stated that it had for itself. Tuesday tVr ly real appreciation this year, than any year before. And we believe that the program this yea ris the best that we have shown. The people of the town have been very gracious to us in their hospitality, and the Chautauqua cfer tainly appreciates it, both the talent and the director." While the "Press" was going to press, Mr. Fleischmann and Mr. C. Y. Wilson were interviewing the busi ness men of the city in regard to a contract for a Chautauqua next year, and they announced that tt was more I than likely assured. There are over| one hundred towns on the circuit of! the Ellison-White Chautauqua Co. lo cated all through the northwest and central states and Canada. BURYVELL FROM OVERSEAS WRITES YANKS WELL TREATED Yanks Happy When Long Hike Into Germany Was Finished—-Says Ger many and France Beautiful Coun tries But U. S. Beats Alt. Headquarters Co.. 4th Infantry, May 23, 1919. American Falls Press. Dear Sirs:-—ThiR is a letter from one of Power county's doughboys. I am*lo rated in Germany with H. Q. Co.. 4th infantry, 3rd division, and in the army of occupation. I left home on the 26th of June, 1918 and was sent to Camp Lewis and then to Camp Kearney, j where I was fille'd in to the 40th di vision. We left Kearney in July for France and after we landed at Camp Mills, X. Y. I lost the 40th division and I remained in the states until Septem ber 24th. I then sailed with the 414 casual company from Camp Merritt. V. J. We landed in France October 3. I was sick with the influenza for three seen. Now we are waiting for peace to be signed and then we will start on the trip to the states. It will be a happy day to the A. E. F. for I think all the boys are ready to go back as soon as the ships can carry them. With best wishes to the Press. I re A. y,. Moulton and daughter. Ruth.| of Walla Walla, who have been vis i'ine their daughter and sister.^Mrs. Bert Scrimsher of Roy. left Monday to visit m the east. Arthur Moulton will spend the summer w ith Mrs. Scrimsher. weeks and then T was sent to the 330th infantry, close to LeMons, at a re placement, and November 8th we. were sent to the 3rd division and this divi- j sion was ready to start to the front. 1 When the armistice was signed and ! on November 15th we started our hike j to Germany, 225 miles to walk. On December 16th Plaidt, Germany, the end of our hike. re landed in T here were some happy Yanks when we were told our hike was • finished Germany is a beautiful country and France also. But the United States has them all heat as far as I have for a while. main. PVT. ELDRED BURWELL. * ++++♦+++♦++++++♦+ * + ♦ * EXTENSION' GIVEN WATER USERS. + + ♦ ♦ ♦ + Tfie break which occurred In the Aberdeen-Sprinfield canal was about 15 or 20 miles above Aberdeen last week was repaired Tuesday and the wa ter turned back into fhe main canal. The water was turned off a total of 60 hours. This shortage will be made up to the farmers who suffered from the absence of the water by allowing them sixty additional hours beyond which ' to irrigate. ♦ + ♦ * + ♦ + ♦ + MRS. ♦ + ♦ + ♦ ♦ + * ♦ ♦ * Saturday In * * * ♦ ♦ + + ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦ THIRTY-TWO GRADUATE FROM COUNTY SCHOOLS one 2nd, day ard. G. of A. she cers was try ing the on er a is est to I. Record of Eighth Grade Students in County Schools Much Improved Tills Year—Miss Drake Goes to Conventions. Thirty-two students graduated from the eighth grade of the county schools, six more than last year's record, ac cording to a list of the graduates is sued last Tuesday by Miss Goldie Drake, county superintendent of schools. The average grade of all the students who have passed was 87.1 per cent. Forty-five took the eighth grade ex aminations iihis year compared to forty-six of the year previous. The failures this year counted only 29 per cent of those taking the exams, while last year the percentage ran up to 46 per cent, "which only goes to show," says Miss Drake, "that the students have been doing better work, especial ly in view of the fact that they lost about six weeks of the school year during the "flu" ban. and have had to make that up since." Following is the list of those who removed diplomas: District Tnd. No. 2—Gertrude An der son, Vera Anderson. Ruth Boley, 1,edema Hamilton, Tbeora Jensen, Myrtle May. Paul Nelson, Bel va Nol son, Ada Nelson, Una Pearson, John Peterson, Pearl Thorne, Melvin Wal ker and Olga Wa'ker. District No. 2 —Emil Mayer. District No. 7—Pau line Criswell, Jesse Hutchinson, Thomas Lish and Vera Peqk. Dis trict No. 9—Ruth Teal. Two in District IS. a I District No. 20— Emma Dille and Emil of! District No. 12-—Mary Bailey and Paul Ripley. District No. 14—Enda Burnell, Normen Hayden and Flor ence Snyder. District No. 15—Ellen Engstrom. District No. 17—Henry Fedler. Bennie Grueneieh and Roy Mil ler. District No. 17.—Mary Schild. Wllske. Miss Drake announces that she will be attending conventions from the 23rd of June until a short time after July 1. The first convention will be held at Albion, from whence she will go to Pocatello, finishing at the Ida ho Industrial Training school in St. Anthony. of RAISE OFFICIALS' SALARIES. FIRE APPARATUS ORDERED Raises in salaries to city officials, bringing the salar yhudget tip to $3.340. and an appropriation to buy new- fire fighting equipment were voted at the special meeting of the city council last week. of Under the new scale the ,mayo"t will 4th rP( .pi V « $250 a year The counetlmen w ||] gP | fyst) a year: eity treasurer, * 12 n : el'v- attorney $120; chief of tio ij ce $i 500 ; road Overseer. *120: city j clerk. $200: police judge. $50. di- The council authorized an appro priation for a Forif chassis which will cos t approximately $750. and other f ifighting equipment This equip I m ent will consist chiefly or some new 414 I RETURNED SOLDIER VISITS. be -- I the Pvt. Wm. J. Monbcrg and bride were the guests of Mrs. L. V. Atkins the from Wednesday of last week until as this Monday. Pvt. Nonberg is a f'ald well boy, who left with the 2nd Idaho re- when war broke out. later being transferred to the 324th bascery com pany with which he spent nearly 18 months overseas. Ruth.| When he returned to Caldwell re vis- cently, Monberg married one of the loce| girls, and carpe to American Falls on his honeyn-con tr p t-> «c» Atk'ns, as old Ir ene nr h r H Mrs. : nd hi father have a bakery and con-, fecMonery store tn Caldwell. hose and cheminai tanks. An nice, trie siren will also he purchased un der this order..and win i,e ..traDy located in the town, c'ty orfidais central offic- of the Mm. -am sta-c re MJI lltl'Fl. MEN ACE FAST; j 1 and ! j soairrcl Telep hone and Telegraph 1 - 0 . DESTRUCTION VERY LIGII'I The fanners of the coun» menace, under control and | i will suffer less this year than ever | in j before in the opinion of Bruce Lamp sop. county agent. In a f-w section:-, j the poison has not been used as tho:-| S oughly as it should have bee n and the heat is suffering some. Sow Ih ih< and time of the year w hen the damag - will be the greatest have 1 -!_ have fo AWARD FRENCH CROSS TO FRED A. HOWARD AFTER DEATH IN WAR MRS. G. A. HOWARD RECEIVES AN NOUNCEMENT OF AWARD OF FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE TO HER SON. LAST GALLANT ACT HONORED Citation Probably Made for C<Hid.urt Under Heavy Machine Gnn From Germans Before His Death One of America's Flrsl 50.000. Fire Fred A. Howard of American Falls, one of America's first 50,000 who was killed in action in France November 2nd, 1918, has been posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre according to a letter received Tues day by his mother, Mrs. G. A. How ard. The letter making the award reads as followts: Washington, Juno 7th, 1919. Mrs. G. A. Howard, American Falls, Idaho. Dear Madam—This office is in receipt of a French Crlox de Guerre post humously awarded to your son, Fred A. Howard, sergeant company F, 2nd engineers. Signed. Ralph Harrison, Adjutant General. The citation for tho award has' not been forwarded to Mrs. Howard and she is not Certain of the incident for which the award was made. From letters written by friends and offi cers of the company of which Fred was a member it is probable that tho award was made for Che act of gallan try that resulted in the death of this soldier. Because ot his seniority and train ing and record under fire he, with a comrade, was chosen by the com manding officer of :his company to reconnoitre a bridge preparatory to the crossing of artillery. He went forward under heavy machine gun fir» from the German* and reported on the crossing. A few aecotlds lat er he was hit and instantly killed by a high explosive. Mr. Howard was not the only boy from Power county to be among the first 50,000 in the 1st and 2nd divi sions of the regular army but lie Is the first to receive a citation for gal lantry in action. His record when it is complete will be one of the bright est chapters in Power county's war history. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Howard are visiting in American Falls and vicin ity for a few days before returning to their home in Garfield, Washing ton. Mr. Howard lias been In the Bethany Deaconess hospital several days with slight illness but is now out and visiting with Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Durkee. Miss Day Danielson, daughter of Mrs. O. V, Kelly, was married Tues day after noon to Mel ville Neyman of Pocatello. Judge R. O. Jones of ficiated at the ceremony. I The church column begins in the Press this week on ». i mi l i* ii - h. page live and will be for the purpose of telling all the news about the churches and church people of Power COUnty and American rails. In it you will find notices concerning services for church and Sunday school and as • <- i • <- i • h -i • 1 * • I i I I T -, sociated interests in all the individual churches. Every church in the county should have notices and news mat- i y..„ înt-c IL,, „ * I . „ rn . i c ! ter into the 1 ress office not later than I uesday noon of each week. WHY GO TO CHURCH? I I To begin the column the Press asked a layman and a minister 0 f American Falls to write short articles on , ,,, , ,,,, , r , , . Why (jo to Church: You may have better reasons or ones that you think are particularly applicable to your home town. If you have tell them to the Press in not more than 100 words, so that it can print them at the head of the church column. I he church is not a building but a company of people organized to help make the world better. It does not claim to he perfect, hut it gives more ! valuable service to men for less mon- ; ey than any other institution on earth. It standR for character in th< I citizen and law and order in the com munity. Where church influence has fallen down or where it bas become j a mere instrument of the state civili zation has suffered, but in landH where the church tries to exemplify the teaching of Jesus there will be, found the beat types of men and the* best conditions of society. The church is therefore the most valuable asset of a community. It helps the home, it helps business. It promotes educa tlon and re* pect for law and Justice. It is the mother of every benevolent institution tn the world Our free school system would be Impossible without the ideal* which the church the church column. ! BUY GO TO UHUIKJI.' | | j By Itcv. Ford of the Baptist Church American Falls SIR DONALD MAC LEAN * + ♦ ♦ ♦ is ♦ + * It . ♦ + ♦ * + ♦ Hi -< . ♦ k teH: + ♦ + >■ ♦ ■ : ■ V i* j j tho t Unit Sir Donald MacLean is the new chairman of the liberal party In British house of commons. AMFDir AkI I CfîAM II/II I AWIlKIIAN LCiUlUn IT ILL MCUT IM DAICC IIIMC ^)C lllLLl I Pi DUluL, JUIXEi L J ; Large Delegation of I'ower County Kwioldlers Desired of Men Should Be At Once. Registration ♦ ♦ All ex-soldiers In Power county should have their names in the hands of Secretary T. C. Sparks not later than July first if they desire to re ceive the national official publication of tho American Legion, The names will all bo forwarded to stale head quarters July second. Secretary Sparks announces this week that a large delegation 1 b de sirabie in attendance at the convon tion and urges all who can spare the of to gq to Boise. There will bi nt least 210 delegates there' and fhe co nventlon hall should be an inspir ing scene. , . Charters in the American legion can be issued to county branches by the state organization Immediately af ter It has been formed, according to | Information which comes from na tional headquarters. I The state convention will be held in Boise June 25, when a state organ- 1 ization will be perfected. ! Rivalry between the several coun-1 ties of the state which will want the honor of getting the first county char ter Is anticipated. Delegates are expected Dorn every county and plans are being made to entertain the visitors in a manne, r be fittlnk the occasion. | Meetings will be held at the Shrln-|,| ers' Mosque, and although the com plete program has not yet been ar ranged many good features can he counted on. Free tickets to the Nata (Continued on page 8.) .j ! not tin- capital, and men of capital j failed to support It. It* program has 1 beep limited because It needed effl- ] dent men to carry it on, and men ; were so busy with their own per son-1 a l concerns that they failed to heed the call of the church. After all sv-.l ery man must pay something for the | church. He must pay directly for the \ good It brings or the wreckage It* ab- ! sence or inefficiency creates. jf men want a better church let I them cooperate with and give it the Inspiration of their presence and sup-1 port \ j. a. FORD. _ «HV GO TO UHURUH! By o r . 8. 8. Murdock Chiropractor American Falls _ : The average non-reiigious man is mentally but fifty per cent efficient, . —-tended (Continued on page eight) has created. It has not been able to i do everything, largely because J had 1 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦A + * ♦ CHAUT AI OU A COMING AO AIN NEXT YEAR + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Chautauqua will he heri again next summer. This was made certain when the papers were signed just as the Press was going to press. Mr. C. Y. Wilson, local business man. and Mr. Fletschmann, director of the Bhow, made the an nouncement that fifty business people had Signed as guaran tors, and the show would come back again to American Falls next June. ♦ + * * ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦ + ♦ * ♦ ♦ + * ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ SPORT FESTIVAL IS BIG PLEA FOR PLAYGROUND j Supervised I'lny and Stunts Given on j Thursday Night liy Junior Chautau qua Illustrate Good effects of Child t Recreation. ing, M. For tho purpose of entertaining the older folk* and interesting them In the establishment of some kind of play ground system tn American Falls, the Junior Chautauqua staged a big chll (Iron's play and sport festival on the corner lot across from the ohautauqun lent last night. The events, which under the supervision of Mi«R ware Boyd of the Chautauqua, went off in fine style and showed what can be done here In American Falls under playground supervision. Tho largest part of the girls took part in a Swiss May dance, were cast In a little pageant, "Sleep ing Beauty." The chief stunts of the boys were pyramid building and the wheelbarrow Others races—Jap Oral) race, race, and rabbit race. The games, "Skin and Snake" and relay ball, to gether with two special stunts by Delmar Hartley and Sylvan Warner, Edwin Stuart and Oliver Newman wore captains of (he ball teams and of the t,eams entered in the Jap Crab Boh Kerr captained tho "Chin race. ese 'Skin the Snake." The pyramid building was one of the most specta cular events, and has required much training lo come off so successfully. Mert Lampson, Oliver Wayne Gohlson and Edwin Stuart worn the lenders in this stunt. Newman, productlon. Miss Oliver taking charge of the "Sleeping Beauty" and Miss Rice directing the Swiss May dance Miss Boyd devoted a larger portion o flier time 'o training the boys for their special stunts. "Thny are n lot of fine and Intelligent hoys," she said pleased with the results, "and a month of I raining and play like this would do wonders for them, would make them alert and bring out their real qualities. Many of them still stand around In some of the guines, not having had any previous train mg to put them on the atert ns they Hhoulcl be." mi« k noyd advised her audience Tuesday afternoon that there were Kails needed: A hoy scouts organ! ™"°n a,l,! » playground with play it round ©auli»fn**nt RhA ImurMiM h e r audience that supervised i»luy j i »>"' » real interest in an organization | ! like the hoy scouts would bring out no- boy*' finest qualities. "Sleeping Beauty" Cast Good. "'Sleeping a number of the smallest j n tltn little pageant. umuty, 1()tg , )0 rformed and played their parts vpry K , m( ] The character of the prim 0Pl „, WIIH takon bv Hazel Davis, liar <(1( , ( ] rppno p i„ V ed the prince, Edith N - P i son the old witch, and George and Richard LnMnthe, the courtiers. A numb er of others, repreaentlng the fa | r |,» and the guests at the wed dlnsr. completed the cant, Irene Oliver and Miss F. Net e Ru , f , !1HM |„ tP( , m| H b Boyd in the ALEALFA WEEVIL DISCOVERED PREVENTATIVE STEPS TAKEN | - Alfalfa weevil has been discovered j In two places In the county, one near i Landing and the other In the Rock land valley. County Agent Latnpson | and the owners of the hay patches are I busy eradicating the pest and let It spread if preventable. I Lampson advises .j when the weevil ! -ince, the hay should be cut Imme diately and the stubble dragged and harrowed thoroughly. This procedure j drags the weevil Into the ground and 1 destroys it quickly. Bo far the wee ] vil has not appeared north of Amerl ; can Falls or west of the river, | The Idaho Htate Bankers' eonven \ tlon was held at Burley on Monday ! and Tuesday, June 18-17. I hank; H. C. Allen, cashier of the H>van* State hank, and C. Lee French, county clerk from American Fall* \ an( j j ag Ogden, cashier of the Rock land State hank, attended from this county - Mr. French reports that this con vention wa* one of the moat succeas ful convention* held, there being a larger number present rnan at any previous were present from many of the large is banks ! nthc cast, including New York and Chicago, and other* at from Washington, Oregon and Utah as well as Idaho. III not j Agent as a remedy that makes Its appear- ' i 1 BANKERS MEET AT HURLEY. | Gus Wenn strorn, cashier of the First National meeting. Representatives HUGE $500,000,000 RECLAMATION BILL FAVORED BY SENATE MANY PROMINENT IDAHO MEN l* WASHINGTON TO BOOST PAS SAGE OF BILL AND ADVANCR GEM STATE'S INTEREST. COMMITTEE ASKS MORE MONEY Additional <,'>0,tMHI,(>00 Appropriation Reported Favorably from Senate Ir riirntlon Committee for Improve ment of existing Projects. Tho big $500.000,000 reclamation hill Introduced by Secretary lame I* on its way through tho senate and so tfitr hHH shaken off all attempts to load It with questionable riders. Gov ernor Davis, former governor Good ing, former Congressman McCracken, M. J. Sweeley and Frank Uagenbarth. formel - Gover nor Hawley and B. P. Shawhan are all in Washington or on their way to boost the passage of the hill ami look after tho Internets of their home state. The Reclamation association of the Snake river valley of which Fred R. Reed Is secretary. Is wasting no ef forts to make the importance and availability of the Snake river valley felt in Washington. All valley eitle» are behind the movement to bring de velopment to our front door and are going the limit In money, time and publicity. Last week a big delega tion of business men toured the Du llols project and It wa* given pub licity over the entire west. Should the DtiBots project he developed It will mean hi development to the en tire valley. Should the Bruno pro ject with the proposed dam at Am erican Fall* go through It will also mean big things for the entire valley. What will hrtp u part will also heit* tho whole. LochI Committee Busy. The local reclamation commltteei has sent considerable money to Sec retary Herd and Is ready to send mort* when the demand comes. Mnurict* M. Myers, chairman of the reclama tion committee of Power county ti* watching tliu work of the booaters In Washington and limy Ibhiio another call soon lo help the work along at He says the big idea now iw to got tho money appropriated by con gress and then persuade the reclama tion service that the hoHt place to spend It Is In southern Idaho an<t that the best place In southern Idaho Is near American Falls, The committee has sent $5<>0 to headquarters lo finance Power coun ty's share of the boosting and imb Belly. Mr. Myers Is wall satisfied with the work that has been dona. "We have been somewhat handlcap ped,".he said, "by the man who teilt* ns that 'I can't see how I am goto* to be benefltted any.' Every farmer and business man of the county should realize that any appropriation made for reclamation work along ttt«» Snake river will benefit the entire: valley. The development of the llu tails project will bring more water to llie Aberdeen-flprlngfleld canal and extend the water hack t<> the '»vas. nn<1 very likely brink u> nur iront doors the development of the Fort n»J> water for projects down the river and fr«"' ,<,r ,,u '' " K '' , , ( h 1 ,, n u"i ,r 'r. 1 . wai**r in jackhou hoi«, wr can • noil» j I>iit win so let's boost to the limit." | home, PICTURE SHOW AT IRENE will cost just two cent» The Irene tbeats-r in cooperation with the business men of American Falls will stage a picture show every Saturday afternoon beginning at 3 o'clock that will cost the farmer only two cents. The first show will bo given tomorrow, The program as announced Is tin* first, of Its kind to be given In Amerl can Falls and Is expected to attract ja largo attendance. Townspeople at«» invited to attend the kliow hut will be charged the regular edtiilsshiti price while tickets will be Issued out of town people free of charge, ex cept that they will he. required to pay the two-rent war lax on their ticket. Free admission tickets arc avail able at. any of the stores listed below: Oliver McKown Hardware store, Grand Union Teas store, th< Corner Cigar store iiu- Model, Fall Creek Mercantile company. Swift Cafe, Evans Mercantile company, Power City garage, American Fall* Milling company. Northern Grain and Ware house company and Beatty's Pastry Kitchen. GRAIN GROWERS TO MEET. The Power County Grain Grower»' association will meet at 10:30 Satur day morning, June 28th in the court house ta elect officers and organize a permanent association. Director» will be appointed and plans discuss ed for the Installation of scales »■■<) the procuring of a fédéra [grain In spector. F. A. Ziek of Cedar Ridge tm tern porary chairman of the Grain Growers' association.