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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
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CO. "A" RECEITES COMPLETE I
ORDNANCE AND CLOTHING
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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
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HELP POISON THE SPARROWS.
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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
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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.
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POCATELLO WINS DUAL
VICTORY FROM LOCALS
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Basket Ball Teams From Gate City
Min Both Games From Boys and
Girls of American Falls High
School.
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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FALLES SOLDIERS WILL
BE HO SORED SUNDAY ♦


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Certificates Will Be Presented +
Parents at Legion
Exercises,



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The following men are on the ♦
honor roll of Power county as +


those who fell in the war wIU * +

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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, ♦


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Fred Howard, son of Mrs. ♦

Garfield,
Howard.

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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

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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 +
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John Eiemer of Prosperity, +
died from wounds received in +
action March 5th.
was with Company "C* of the +
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Robert Hutchinson died on +

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board S. S. Corona from pneu
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truck company 543. M. 8 . J. 427. +
The program prepared for +
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Orchestra +
Audience ♦
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. Rev. Ford ♦


presentation Sunday evening in
the M. E. church follows;
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Overture
"America"

led by Men's Chorus.


Invocation
"Soldiers' Chorus" from Faust +
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Presentation of Certificates_M +
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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 +
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••Marseillaise
Reading—"France in
Flames"-T
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Trombone Solo—"Let Us Have +
Peace"..H. M. Crandall ♦
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America"... Miss Helen +
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dience, led by Men's ♦

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McGee.
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Selection

p rOT j..i an s v f Xew Army Bill Set Forth
^ ^ nate D<H . nme „t—Small Stand
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in? -Army and Large Re>er e 0 -
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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