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If you want io buy or sell rc-al quick, alittlePress Want-ad can turn the trick Yesterday is dead, forget it. Tomorrow is coming, dont Worry. < Z Today is here, USE IT. NUMBER 2<L AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY », 1«0, VOLUME XX NEELEY PEOPLE WILL PROTECT WARM CREEK IRRIGATION SYSTEM RESERVOIR SITE PARTIALLY OWXED BY NATATORIUM COM PANY MAY BE SUBJECTED TO FIGHT IX COURT. MRS. THORNTON ON WARPATH Warm Creek Waternsers Elect Direc tors at Meeting ln L. D. 8 . Church Saturday Afternoon—Xo Trouble Anticipated in Their Camp. Water rights that are alleged to be endangered by the work of the Warm Springs Xatatorium company may be settled in court as a result of opposi tion expressed during the last few days by Mrs. Mary A. Thornton and I protective measures taken by the ! Warm Creek Irrigation company. Mrs. Thornton alleges that the wa-i ter rights of Warm creek belong to her and her family and that she has prior rights and claims that directly conflict with the building of the Am erican Falls Xatatorium. Her plan is to dam Warm creek where it crosses the main Rockland road. Impound the water and use it for irrigation pur- j poses. The recent purchase of much i of the land involved by the American Falls Xatatorium company compli ' cates the matter in a way that it may require the court to settle. The water users of the Warm creek irrigation company met Saturday af ternoon at the L. D. S. church at Xee ley to consider the matter and elect a board of directors. Those chosen were Heber Dille, Roy Zaring, Lot Paine, Crandall Thornton and Frank Parr. Rights to Protect. The Warm Creek Irrigation com pany plans to protect its rights but does not anticipate the necessity of going to court in the matter, accord ing to Frank Parr, one of the newly elected directors. "We have certain' water rights for irrigation and culin ary purposes that we want protected," said Mr. Parr, "but we do not expect any serious difficulty in reaching an agreement with the natatorium peo pie. Our ditches will not carry flood waters and they must therefore be pro tected. In order to use the Warm creek water in our homes it would have to be protected from contamina tion such as would be caused by the natatorium. This could be done eas ily by piping the water from Cold Creek around the reservoir. ALBERT HOLCOMB ESCAPES FROM ST. ANTHONY, RETURNED Rockland Tooth Evases Officers for Several Days But Finally Reports and Taken to Industrial School Albert Holcomb effected his escape from the industrial training school last week and succeeded in returning to his home in Rockland before he was discovered. He was sent there fol lowing conviction on a larceny charge filed by his uncle, Ben Cotant ! Young Holcomb hid in the office of the superintendent of the Institution until a search was instituted for his capture. MTien all guards had left the building for the search, he slip-! ped out a window and escaped. He was located in Rockland Sunday and an effort made to get him. He evaded ; the officers but was returned to Am-, erican Palls Tuesdav by his parents. A guard came for him from St. An -1 thony Wednesday. 1 : CO. "A" RECEITES COMPLETE I ORDNANCE AND CLOTHING _ Company "A" 3rd Idaho Xational guard will issue uniforms Sunday to all men who desire them. Full ord- | nance and equipment for 107 men ar rived Friday and Saturday of last week and will be issued as soon as the | men call for It. Forty-eight heavy 1 boxes of material arrived In the con- [ signment Members of the Aberdeen platoon will bo in American Falls Sun day for their equipment Many 1 of them are expected to remain over for the evening exercises of the American Legion in the M. E. church program for which has been announced - - HELP POISON THE SPARROWS. with Mrs. J. T. Sykes is campaigning for the American Falls Woman's club to rid the community of the dangerous Nine members of the club sparrow. and several school girls began put ting out poison last Thursday around elevators and barns frequented by bothered Anyone sparrows. sparrows can procure poison from the office of Bruce Lampson. county agent In the Evans block. OFFICERS OF FARMERS CREAMER V ASSOCIA TION f ■ ■ ■ ■■ -Pi 1 J Jr. «L. *■ , «2 I j !» H I t A^ 4» kd > - w ^ XT jt i .v 4 V ; Is Wé «8 w Ufa wm 1 - A ■G re HI, * S? - ' T - ■ 1 b«p? ■ A - r-ti.-. So*** •îfe. a * & * rV \l t* Ac 1 \ m 4' V 1 y ' -4 /*■ / -V >?■ FI t >3 ; - i A i \ a Top .left to right; Frank L. Boldf, American Fails, director; 8 . L. Mixon, of Roy. president; E. E. Geesey. Fair view, treasurer; F. A, Commons, Roy. director; Ray Moss, Rockland, secretary. + + +tt + + + + + + + 4 + 4 + + <|> + + f 4 , 4 . 4 + + 4 4 * * MEET AT WAGXER HALL. ♦ + ATI members of the national guard, members of the G. A. R. Veterans of the Spanish-Ameri can war and members of the American Legion and ex-ser vice men are requested to meet at Wagner hall at 7:30 Sunday evening and march to the church in a body. Special seat ing arrangements will be cared for at the church. + + + + ♦ ♦ ♦ Î ♦ ♦ ♦ ^444444444 444444 * + 4 + POCATELLO WINS DUAL VICTORY FROM LOCALS flvlvlk - Basket Ball Teams From Gate City Min Both Games From Boys and Girls of American Falls High School. - Pocatello won both bask et ban K ames in the double header staged in the Odeon hall Friday evening before 20 0 fans. Pocatello won an easy vie-;still tory in the bovs'game but fought hard I «5 keep the lead in the girls' contest, The American Falls high girls lost 9 t0 2 and the boys were defeated 45 to j 7 . I Two hundred people crowded the sidelines in the hall anxious to see the locals win but they were disap pointed. After the first few minutes 0 f play the superiority of the Po catello forwards were demonstrated and there was little hope for Ameri can paHs The floor work of the girls from home was in many cases super ior to the visitors. They had frequent shots for the basket but were not as few Pocatello. The accurate as chances that the visitors had were converted for scores. Ruth Thornton and FTeda Howard worked together nicely at the forward positions but were visited with bad luck in shooting baskets. The guards for the Ameri can Falls girls dlil well but were heavily outweighed by their oppon ents. The basket shooting of the Ameri Falls boys was as Inaccurate as can the girls in the first game and was largely responsible for their failure to score more often, had the ball under the basket and op portunities to score only to have the ball bounce off the board or around the basket and fall to enter. Their floor work was at times very ragged, due largely to the absence of two of their members. Winters and from the game. "BUI" Many times they roll Spalding, (Continued on page S.) FLU-PNEUMONIA CLAIMS LIFE OF JOHN SCHAFER School Attendance Back to Normal Af ter Inroad of Epidemic During last Two M eeks—Physicians Report Sev eral New Cases, John J. Schafer died Saturday fol lowing an attack of influenza that de : el ° P ! d P ne ^ onia - J? e h wn ' 1 * buried todav in Odessa. Washington, his for wer home. Several new cases of the "flu" are reported this week. Middle aged people seem to predom inate in catching the germs at the present stage of the epidemic. The attendance in the public schools of the city is back to normal following a fifty per cent attendance of ten days Among those recently afflicted are Mr and Mrs Harvey Anderson. Mrs. l. B. Smith, G. W. Austin. Mr. Slagel.riL his assistant at the Gem State Lum ber company. Mrs. E. E. Anderson and Miss Grace Cronkhite, Families who were reported seriously afflicted last week a-? in nearly every case well on the road to recovery. A serious case endangers one of the Cazier boys who has pneumonia. Miss Inez GÜ lette. teacher in the high school is covering from pneumonia after a long illness. Mrs. Ethel Sennell. daughter of Sam Baugh, is recovering from a severe Illness. Children who have re-: cently become ill with the "flu" are Ruth Barton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Barton. Ruth French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lee French, two children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Budge and two chll-jand dren belonging to Mrs. Edwin Brown.!been Eighty-three cases were reported last week and local doctors are of the opinion that there are several more cas es this week than last. That the worst stage of the epidemic is past the general feeling among health authorities, The Red Cross still has great dif ficulty in procuring nurses for fam ilies that are in need. This feature of the problem has been the most difficult to cope with. Proper medi cal attention demands that many families have one or more nurses. The Red Cross has undertaken to sup ply the nurses but has not succeeded in obtaining help that was needed in several cases. Mr. Schafer who died Saturday was the brother-in-law to George Horst of American Falls. Ho had been here about six months before the pneu monia took him. He leaves his wife and three small children to mourn his loss. The family and Mr. Horst ac companied the casket to Odessa, Washington where burial services were held. CRIMINAL TO NEGLECT VACCINATION SAYS NOTH has been called during the last week to cere for several cases of the dis Health Officer Scores Those Mlio Spread Smallpox MTien Ordinary Precautions MTonld Eradicate—Sev eral Cases Reported in City. That there should be no quarantine for smallpox and no effort made to curb its spread is the opinion of Dr. R, F. Xoth, county health officer, who preventative for smallpox." said the doctor yesterday, "and it should he ease that have developed among the people of American Falls. "Vaccination is almost a certain ! listed as a crime for anyone to catch It is positively preventable and there is no excuse for its spread. People who get it and do not report lit until the contagion is spread com mit a crime against the city. Ehren j those who report cases are fearful lest their friends find out that they made the report People should know now that smallpox is the filthiest dis re-'ease we have and most easily prevent ed. I am not In favor of quarantining cases as the only people who will catch It are those who will not under go vaccination. If they will not be vaccinated my opinion is that they should have the smallpox and get it. over with." Several smallpox cards have been placed about the city during the week Dr. Xoth warns all who have not vaccinated that this is their first obligation to the community. TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS RAIbED FOR RELIEF OF ARMENIANS _ J. B. Holloway, committee appoint ed by the Chamber of Commerce to so licit funds for the Armenian relief. Reported M'ednesday that 1205 been collected for the Armenian re Several business houses have yet to their donations and it is pro-i lief in central Europe. report bable that the amount will be raised considerably before a final report is "POOR MARRIED M AN" TONIGHT ; AT ROCKLAND. AUSPICES L. D. S. _ made. Joseph EL May is director of "Poor Married Man" which is to be given tonight In the U D. S. church at Rockland. Those of the cast of the play are Joseph EL May. Oliver Hutch inson. Harold White. Melvin Morris. Mrs, Ely Harris. Mrs. Delpha Logan and Miss Jennie Richardson. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ . * ♦ FALLES SOLDIERS WILL BE HO SORED SUNDAY ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦ Certificates Will Be Presented + Parents at Legion Exercises, ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ * The following men are on the ♦ honor roll of Power county as + ♦ ♦ those who fell in the war wIU * + ♦ + + Germany: Roland Evans, son of L. L. ♦ Evans tilled in action Septem- ♦ her 29, 191» in battle of the Ar- ♦ gönne, with the 362nd infantry, ♦ ♦ ♦ + 91st division. Fred Howard, son of Mrs. ♦ ♦ Garfield, Howard. ♦ • ieoi Washington, died October 2» + front. + un the Meuse-Anronne ♦ He *a« killed in action. He ♦ was with the second engineers. + John Daniels, son of Martha Daniels of Pauline died + of the influenza at Camp Ere ♦ + Mr-. + ♦ * 4 + + + + ♦ ♦ mont. Albert T. Ralphs son of Ep hriam Ralphs of Rockland was killed September 9th. 191S, with the 347 th machine gun + battaD'on during the attack on + + John Eiemer of Prosperity, + died from wounds received in + action March 5th. was with Company "C* of the + + Robert Hutchinson died on + ♦ motor ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + + ♦ - ♦ + I91S. He + + + 343 Infantry. ♦ + board S. S. Corona from pneu monia. He wa> with ♦ ♦ truck company 543. M. 8 . J. 427. + The program prepared for + + + Orchestra + Audience ♦ + . Rev. Ford ♦ ♦ ♦ presentation Sunday evening in the M. E. church follows; + * ♦ Overture "America" ♦ led by Men's Chorus. ♦ ♦ Invocation "Soldiers' Chorus" from Faust + + Presentation of Certificates_M + + Old Camp + ♦ Men's Chorus. ♦ ♦ M. Myers. ♦ "Tenting on the Ground". Men's Chorus + Reading from Daniel Webster's + Address on George + Washington W. H. Dack + Men's Chorus + Battle + Miss Viola + * ♦ * * * ••Marseillaise Reading—"France in Flames"-T * ♦ Trombone Solo—"Let Us Have + Peace"..H. M. Crandall ♦ + Tableaux—"France's Gift to + America"... Miss Helen + + + + + Gillette. + + "Star Spangled Banner" ...An- ♦ dience, led by Men's ♦ ♦ ..Orchestra ♦ ♦ 444444 + *******«**;Oliver. McGee. + 4 + + * Chorus. Selection ♦ p rOT j..i an s v f Xew Army Bill Set Forth ^ ^ nate D<H . nme „t—Small Stand h„ in? -Army and Large Re>er e 0 - cated, — ^' heth * r ° r not . the 1 ? wl11 ln the future be amply protect .. against recurrence of the unprepa edness Oi 191. depends on .he acaon taken m congress on house bill - 3.9- now up for considéra ^on b ta UNIVERSAL TRAINING NOW BEFORE CONGRESS military attains committee. me with much favorable comment and some veiT bitter oppos.t.on in gross. The Press is glaa to pre=,en_ u to its readers for consideration at this time. This bUl was prepared by the sub committee of the military „..a.ro com mittee of ;he senate after exhaustive hearings. Many of us provisions are the result of compromises to meet the views but it is believed that the fundamental principles are sound and that all per tsons favoring a sound military policy, for the United States can unite in its : support. ! The principal features are as fol- ' lows; There will be but one army of the United States, to be composed of the permanent professional establishment absolutely necessary for proper gar risoning of our overseas possessions, home defense and training establish ment, this army to be as small as pos sible. It will start with a maximum of 1S.000 officers and 2S0.060 enlist ed men. and will be gradually reduced in a period of five years to a maxi mum of 16.200 officers and 210.000 en listed men. Supplementing the regular establish ment will be the citizen army, to be composed of the organized reserves composed of men who have had their ! i (Continued on page S.) TWO FALSE ALARMS GET QUICK RESPONSE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT MONDAY AND TUESDAY RÜ18 FAIL TO LOCATE REPORTED CONFLA GRATION BIT PROVIDE TICE FOR EIRE*EX. PRAC NOT BAND WAGON-SAYS CHIEF Xew Tmct and Hose Cart Given Trial Spins When Wires Get Crossed— Fitzpatrick Announces Names of Thirteen Members, The people of American Falls ara advised by our fire chief to rest se cure in their homes, now that a mod em fire equipment manned by an ef ficient fire department is ready at a. rcoment's notice to stifle any oonilag ■jn that threatens life or property Two false alarms this in the city. week gave the department welcome opportunities to pile the fact tbat the chemical wagon is the slowest vehicle in town, the t its ability De claim is made tha: it gets there and is an efficient piece of equipment. It contains two 500 gallon tanks of chemical fire extinguisher and carries nozzles and accessories for the hose, of the chemical wagon along to the fire at every call. The wagon is a product of the Ford Motor company but carries an unusually heavy load that slows it down. The hose cart is fastened to the rear and trails The first call for the fire depart ment came about S p. m. Monday and was reported a; the Charles Johnson residence in ward 1. The department arrived after thirty minutes delay and without hose cart. This was caused by the presence of a freight on the tracks and the failure of the hose can detachment to remember its du ty. The alarm was false as was dia covered by the several hundred peo pie who t t.-ucd out in answer to the call. The second call came early Tuesday afternoon and found the de partirent alert to answer. A quick run was made to Knob hill but again the alarm was false. Crossed wires were blamed for sending in the cail to the central station. Personnel of Department. The fire truck and hose cart are lo cated in the Battery Service and Ma chine shop. P. G. Hanson, proprietor. The garage provides a driver for the truck and locates ail calls. The de partment Is composed of EL F. Fiu patrick. chief. W. M'. Oliver and El P. Cronkhite. nozzle men; Sid Stuart and Dan Cronkhite, nozzle men; John Col* lings, A. C. Sallee and Floyd Stuart, attachment men; P. G. Hanson. G. M. Thomas Davie and Harold I Johnson, chemical men. j The department has visited all tha hydrants in the city, unscrewed the taps and examined the connections. The trial runs acquainted the mem bers of the department with the diffi ' culties met in ge ; better time will be made in the fu ture. w . , , M r . Fitzpamck emphasizes the no cessity of aiding the department as much as possible during the runs by out o. the way. Private cars should not cut in ahead of the fire tru ck. merely because they are .ast e r, he says And just remember al so that the fire truck is for the fire department. a "d n °t -<> r persoa looking for a quick nde to the scene c f the fire, g to a fire and Tw" 0 thousand six hunure-^ and .or ty-eight visitors called at the Arneri can Fail? library during December 3nd j anu ary and borrowed a total of 1.520 book- from the shelves, accord ing to report of Mrs. Della Reed. librarian. One hundred and five mag azlnes were read. *9 new cards were issued, six non-resident receipts were received and IIS new hooks were add e d to the shelves. Of these 63 were given by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Green wood. Mrs. Bert Blackburn gave IS. Harry Hager nine. Florence Evan sou three. Mr. Richards three, Mr. Em mett one. and Bob Voight one. LIBRARY BUSY PLACE. - jtlSS ZETH1A PARSONS DIES; BURIED SAT, AFTERNOON Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Miss Zethia Parsons of Aberdeen who died at Bethany Dea coness hospital following an operation made necessary by a complication of diseases. Miss Parsons was fourteen years old. Interment was made in Fails View cemetery Saturday. Governor D. W. Davis was in Amer ican Falls Saturday for a short visit with friends. He left Sunday - or Boise.