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American Falls Press • / f . Consolidated With The Power County News and The Rockland Times. x VOLUME XXI. nestUng Room AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1921 iNUivißER 41 ' SIXTEEN SUITS FILED IN UNITED STATES MARSHALL LEROY JONES SERT COURT_I . ED PAPERS TUESDAY ON HESI-1 DISTRICT mi" i /»i rtn ikxm *rm ro Will CLEAR LAND TITLES DENT PARTIES TO SdTS. Patrick Explains That Price To Be Paid Is Lesser Consideration— Hearings Set For October Before Judge Dietrich In Pocatello. Sixteen condemnation suits have | been filed in the United States Dis- | trict court to clear titles and obtain | proper valuations on property at or near American Falls, deemed neces sary for townsite or right-of-way for the American Palls dam. LeRoy Jones, of Boise, United States Marshall, was In the city Tues day serving papers o nail whose resi dence was at American Falls. In sev eral instances, parties named in pro ceedings can not be located in which case it will be necessary to duly ad -1 vertise for service. . The cases were drawn up by J. L. McClear, United States Attorney at the request of the department of justice at the request of the Secre tary of the Interior. Information contained In the complaintB was fur nished by R. M. P. Patrick at Ameri can Falls. Mr. Patrick states that it Is not so much the question of price that is the cause of these actions as it is the legal procedure that is neces sary for the sale of the real estate. One of the estates concerns land that is being in trust for minor children and can not be sold unless a condem nation suit is consumated. Set For October The hearing on the suits is expected to be in October before Judge Dietrich at Pocatello. More suits will probably be filed before the time set for the hearings. The complaint filed reads in part as follows: "This land has been found necessary in order to reclaim and irrigate prop erly the public lands of the United States in the Minidoka project and to conserve and store in a reservoir the flood water and winter flow of the Snake river. "The United States intends tn good faith to construct the American Falls reservoir. This project and reservoir are being undertaken primarily for the irrigation and reclamation of pub lic lands of the United States. "The plaintiff prays that public use requires the condemnation of the real property described and that this court proceed to determine the interest of the defenedant. The plaintiff asks that the title be decreed the United States on payment of reasonable value for the property as ascertained by the court." Condemnation suits filed in the dis trict court of the United States, in and for the District of Idaho, Eastern Division. Filed July 8, 1921: Names of Defendants and Property Condemned J. F. Kosanke, a widower; Mrs. Duke M. Farson, an insane person: John Kroll and Martha Kroll, his wife; Walter T. Oliver and Nancy A. Oliver, his wife; R. A. Mulvihill, a trustee for Duke M. Farson and for Mrs. Duke M. Farson; Duke M. Far son and County of Power, State of Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 1, 2, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25 and 26 in block 6 of the townsite of American Fails. Idaho; Property con-1 Ida M. Houdyshel! and James A. Houdyshell, her husband; H. C. Wones; Fower County, Idaho. Prop erty condemned—Lot 4 in block 10 of Hie original townsite of American 1 Property condemned—Lot* 6. 7, 12 i and 13 of block 9 of the original town-j site of American Fblls. I Florence Albert, a widow, Power County, Idaho. Property condemned— Lot 1 and 2 of block 25 of the original townsite of American Falls. Henry TV. Chip®, a minor and Jane Doe Chlpp, his wife; Pacific Building and Loan Association, a corporation: Evans State Bank, a corporation; L. Oberla; Arthur Thiel; Power County, State of Idaho. Property condemned —Lots 1, 2 and 3 of block 10 of the original townsite of American Palls. Mazie B. Culver and R. D. Culver, her husband; Power County, State of Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 19 and 20 in block 9 of the original town site of American Falls. Bert Collins and Mary L. Collins; Power County, State of Idaho. Prop erty condemned—Lot 17 in block 9 of the original townsite of American Falls. Government vs. Herne James Hearne and Etta Hearnc, his wife; the unknown heirs and devisees of Sophia Jones, deceased; Earnest P. Jones; Oneida County, Power County, Idaho, demned—Lots 27 and 28 in block 10 of the original townsite of American Falls. Falls. John F. Kosanke, (sometimes known as J. F. Kosanke) a widower; Thomas Denney; R ,S. Anderson; J. C. Boyd, if living; Power County, Idaho; the unknown executors, administrators, heirs and successors of J. C. Boyd: the unknown assigns of J. C. Boyd. BAPTISTS AM» METHODISTS ANNOUNCE JOINT PICNIC All Will Go To Neeley Thursday With Basket Dinners—Take As Many Cars As Possible. The Methodist and Baptists will join in a big church picnic at Neeley next Thursday, July 21st, says an an nouncement received yésterday. Each family will take a basket lunch and all will be combined into a picnic din ner when the crowd arrives. The committee desires that as many cars aB possible be taken to provide means of travel for the children. The Baptists will meet on their own church lawn and the Methodists on the Methodist church lawn at 9:30 There will be Thursday morning. games, races and stunts of all kinds, The success of the day depends upon f/ ery on *; bein K at the picnic says the committee in charge. Pan! Bulfinch Announces Revision That Means Loss Of Valuable Ser vice To Patrons Of American Falls And Vicinity. Reversion of the American Falls postoffice to an office of the third class, is announced by poatmaster Ilulfinch, the announcement being dated July first. The change from the second t othe third class means a reduction in the salary of the post master and the reduction of clerk hire in the amount of $1,800. that the office will have to do the same amount of work as was done last year with half the clerks, Postoftice regulations require that the office muat do $8,000 in business in order to maintain its classification, The business reported by the former postmaster for the fiscal year ending 1920 was $7,980, short the necessary amount, Mr. Bulfinch states that at the pros ent rate of business flow, there will be no doubt but that the office next year will again be raised to second class. Abbot, unknown It means or twenty dollars The unknown executors, adminis trators, successors, assigns and per sonal representatives of Frank Eillott, deceased; S. J. Swanson, if living, or if dead, his unknown executors, ad ministrators, heirs, successors, and assigns and all unknown persons claiming under or through him; S. N. Morris; Power County, Idaho; H. C. Allen, administrator of the estate of Mary A. Abbott, deceased; Edward L. Barringer; Joseph X. Shirley Abbott; successors and assigns of Mary A. deceased. Property con demned— Lot 6 in block 10 of thd townsite of American Falls. Mary C. McCabe, if living, or if dead her unknown executors trators, heirs, successors, and assigns; Mrs. McCall, if living, or if dead her executors, administrators, heirs, successors, and assigns; Ameri can Flails I .and. Company, a corporation of Monroe, Wisconsin; County of Power, State of Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 27 and 28 in block 26 of the townsite of American Falls. Barringer; the unknown heirs, adminis Irrigation & Power McKown Sued Lon F7. McKown and his wife Lor ene McKown: Charles Albert and his wife Jane Doe Albert, Christian name is to plaintiff known, if living, or If dead their known administrators, executors, heirs, and devisees; Power County, Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 18, 19 an d20 in block 26. ail In the origi nal townsite of American Falls. Joseph B. Himm and his wife Mary S. Himm; Western !x»an and Building Company, a Utah Corporation; Lee; Power County, Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 1 and 2 In block 20 of the original townsite of American Falls. Will lam L. Oliver, administrator of the estate of John Calder, deceased; William L. Oliver; the heirs (if liv-' ing) of John Calder, and if dead, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns; the State of Idaho, and the County of Power, State of Idaho. Property condemned—!x>t 11 In block 9 and lots 11 to 25. block 10 of the original townsite of American Falls. Minors Involved Erma Tyler, a minor; Hoy Tyler, a minor; Theodore Critchtield, a minor; Benjamin Richardson, the person and estate of Firma Tyler, Richardson, guardian of the person and estate of Roy Tyler, a minor; R. E. Critchtield, guardian of the person and estate of Theodore Critchtield, a minor; H. C. Alien, administrator of the estate of Dell Roy Tyler, deceased; Tyler, administrator of the estate of Gertrude Tyler Critchfield, deceased. Property condemned—Lo*s 12 and 13 of block 5 of the original townsite of American Falls. Western Loan and Building Oom pany, a corporation; John C. Boyd, If living, and if dead, all the unknown executors, administrators, heirs, suc cessors. devisees and legatees of said John C. Boyd; American Falls I.and Irrigation and Power Company, poration, and all of Its successors and assigns; ail perosns claiming or to claim any right, title, or interest through any of the above named de fendant*. or at all In lot* 7-10, Blk. 10. Orig. site of American Falls, County of Power. State of Idaho. Property condemned—Lots 7. 8, 9 and 10 of block 10 of the original townsite of American Falls whose true un un Mrs. J. W. guardian of a minor; Benjamin Marvin a cor FREIGHT RATES Idaho Producers Claim They Must Go Out Of Business If Present Carry ing Charges Continue With Present Market Prices. Twin Falls, July 11.—Cultivation of several of the chief crops in southern Idaho will be prohibitive because of high freight rates, according to evi dence submitted by leading business men and farmers at the afternoon ses sion of the rail tariff hearing held in Parish hall yesterday under the super vision of H. E. Power, county agricul tural agent, and C. E. Munson, before Leonard Way. chief of the traffic de partment of the state public utilities commission. * Among the several statements read into the records, the one credited as most important was a letter from the Albert J. Brown Seed Company to the Southern Idaho Bean Growers' associ ation declaring the freight rates from Twin Falls to middle western and eastern marketing points made the contracting for beans in the Twin Falls tract prohibitive by that com pany expressed himself as pleased be cause of the small acreage contracted in southern Idaho, adding that judging by all appearances the purchase and shipment of the 1921 crop would In volve a material loss. Further con tract of seeds, especially beans, Is not contemplated by the company, accord ing to the communication, unless rail tariffs are considerably lowered. Present Hates Spell Loss W. F. Alworth, Twin Falls, former president of the farm bureau feder ation, introduced evidence showing that he shipped four carloads of al falfa hay at a loss, at the same time showing that the rates on commodities were the same for shipment from the loading point to an eastern desti nation. Alfalfa hay, he said, could not be grown and marketed without involving a loss unless more equitable rates are arranged. There will be no market for south ern Idaho potatoes if rail tariffs re main where they are now, according to the opinion of H. J. Weaver, Twin Falls district potato grower, who showed a discrepancy in compara tive rates and production costB during the morning session. Mr. Weaver produced ligures showing tho costs of production, the market prices and the rail rates on potatoes for the seven years, pointing out a difference of $8 per acre in the cost and selling price ratio. From 1919 to 1921, he said, there was a change from $45 to $5.1 in the cost per acre as compared with the return. (?' Unite For Reduction of Freight Rates or Farm For Nothing ^ A 2,000,000 bushel crop of wheat for Power County, a bumper yield to he sure, the maximum price for wheat 70 cents a bushel—yet when the farmer balances his books, the railroad freight charges will have taken all the profit and more. Th means a year's work under extraordinarily favorable conditions all for less than nothing in the way of better credit, better homes, and increased prosperity Figures prove, beyond a doubt that'the present price of something over 60c a bushel for wheat means an actual loss to the producer. The last wartime increase in freight rates precluded any possibility of profit in the wheat industry. When wheat was selling at $2 the bushel with everyone holding out for three dallors, freight rates were boosted 33 1-3 per cent to eastern points and 25 per cent to western coast points. The railroads now announces a $400,000,000 cut in wages and sal aries. The government just announces a $500,000,000 gift to the railroads. Surely this must have obsorbed all railroad losses, whether for depreciation, freight losses or labor troubles. The railroads then are back to normalcy as far as operating conditions go. The farmer is also nearly back to normal in his operating costs. Then w'hy not get back to normalcy with freight rates? A reduction of one-third the rate to eastern points and one-fourth the rate to coast points will put the rates back wjiere they were before the last raise and net the wheat grower 18 cents a bushel in the bargain, enough to make his year's effort worth whilé. Let all interested organizations make a joint ap peal to the railroads. Time will not permit any other sort of appeal as the relief must come within the next thirty days. State Farm Bureaus, Wheatgrowers Associations, Milling Companies, Chambers of Com merce and State Markets Departments should unite in securing a special rate over the wheat shipping period that will give the industrious Idaho and Utah farmer an opportunity to make at least a living from his farm. We will have prosperous farmers or soon we will not have farmers at all. He will soon become too wise to work for nothing while exhorbitant freight rates eat the profit right before his eyes. at ! ! ! j REPORT VERIFIES Ronansa Kar Man Disappeared June 80th After Wiring Parents Of Con templated Return—Newspaper Ills, patch Is Solution. Wheatgrowers' The mysterious disappearance of Fred Weatherbee, Bonanza Bar man, and son of Mr. and Mrs. F. U. Weath erbee, was recently disclosed in a dis patch in the Denver Chieftain. It read as follows: Denver. July 5.—The body of a man who the police believe was murdered was taken from the Platte river near the stock yards today. Two bullet holes, one above the right oar and one below it, were found in the man's head. The name F. P. Wethorbee, was tatOoed on the right fore arm An American flag was tatooed on the same arm. The man appeared to be about twenty-live years old. The body had been in the river several days. The body was found by a yardman at the packing house.—The Chieftain. Young Weatherby, who was about 25 years old, left his home here the latter part of June to search for relatives whom he feared had lost their lives in the Pueblo flood. He found hlB relatives and wrote home that he would return by July 4th. His parents became anxious when he fall ed to return and were not Informed of his murder until the above dis patch appeared in the paper. Mr. Weatherbee was buried In Denver July 6th This Surprised 'Em All-Read W. G. Shade, station agent of the Oregon Short Line, und long the most confirmed bachelor of American Falls, was married Saturday evening in Pocatello to Mrs. Iona Jane Tinges, of Salt 1-ake City. The wedding eere tnoney was solemnized by the Rev. W. J. Phipps, of Pocatello. Mr. and Mrs. Shade left the follow ing day fo rthelr honeymoon which will take them to Salt Taho sud San Franclao. returned in about three weeks. All details of the romance will have to tie learned upon the return of the newly wéds. Lake, Lake They will J. T. Fisher, manager of the Idaho Association, was in Salt latk e City S unday to Wednesday. EXAMINATION ANNOUNCED VOR LOCAL POSTMASTER Application Blanks To Be Furnished My Local Office—Should Be Filled Out And Mailed Before July Sttth. Applications for Postmaster American Palls will be received by the Civil ^>rvice Department of the Postoftice prior to July 26th, accord ing to the announcement made this week by postmaster Bulttnch. persons desiring to apply for the oftlce may procure blanks from the local postmaster. This examination Is held under the president's order of May 10th and is riot under tho old civil service rules. Competitors will not be required to report for examination at any place but will be rated upon their eudcatlon and training, business experience and fitness. of vl l U ".***. lJ oo<ttng College on the grld U?. 1 } tiJv' * £,—7? ® tu w?«n ?**u *?™ ''" k ,, a „ ' vr rhi.SÂÎI' now !* a8t ? r °„ h 'Ti' T , h ® Ooodtng leader recently devoted a full page to the cuts of the members of (ho team and a description of the playing Quali ties of the Individual men. Extracts from the report are as follows. Merl lines PALLS PLAYERS Merle lines, Newton Drake, George Cronkhlte and Stahl Butler Were Responsible In Large Degree For Nueces« Of Football Team. Merl ("Imes") ). he could fill In most any position tn tho field. Though handicapped physi cally he held Ills position on the team by his aggressiveness and attention to playing. Imes, the man with a pur pose in playing the game. Newton Drake Newton Drake, of American Fails, played his Hecond year with the col lege football team. "Newt" knows nothing loo hard to hit and Is a bad man to let loose In an open Held with the oval tucked under his arm, "Newt" is quiet but a fearless player. Georg* Cronkhlte George Cronkhlte, who halls from "the beet town by a dam site" can always be depended upon. His smil ing face can be seen on left end but when that face sobers up, look out, some one of our opponents will "bite the dust" or hit the ground heavily. Ntahl Butler Stahl Butler, sub. guard. Fourth man contributed by American Fails to our first team. Plays football for the pleasure in It. Is a good clean sport, a hard worker and aggresslvo, Stahl will show up in games when least ex pected. lines, of American Falls, lines played guard hut COnViIACTS FOB III II,DING AND REMODELING SCHOOL LET Alblli Kosander Nueressful In District Seventeen j N. C. Nelson and Eyanson fit Sixteen, Miss Goldie Drake, county super intendent of school*, announce* the following result« of the call for bids for construction work In district* six teen and seventeen : The following: bids were given for bulldlnK school house In school dis trict No. 17: 8. H. Anderson A. A. Hloiz . F. W. Wells Albln Hosander . Albln Rosander, being the lowest bidder, received the contract. The following bids were given for remodeling old school building und adding new room in school district No. 16: Frank Weld 8. H, Anderson 8. C. Eyanson 8. C. Nelson and H, L. Eyanson, be ing the lowest bidders, received the contract. $1,772.00 1,600.00 1.596.00 1.471.00 $3,175.00 3,093.00 Nelson and H. L. 2,867.00 ELECTION WILL DECIDE SCHOOL DINT. ARGI WENT People Of District Eighteen Argue School Matters Before Commission ers Who Advise Poll« As Recourse ! To Be Followed. Home of the residents of Bchoo! District Eighteen want their school houses moved and Both factions were represented before ! the commissioners at their others do not. regular quarterly meeting Monday in the court house. As a means of settlement the commissioners authorized an election >o be held Immediately to obtain expression from the majority of the citizens In the district A petition for a herd district filed by the farmer* in the region of Cedar Ridge was championed by Claude Drake am] other farmer* of the neigh borhood. Sparks, Liberty Hunt, and Ed Quin lan. The commissioner« have not reached any decision in the matter to date according to the clerk of the ! meeting. Other routine matters came before the commissioner* In the nature of tax complaint*, allowing of bill», etc. John Noble, of Pauline, w*s made a j Justice of the peace The commission ers adjourned until Monday, July 18th, when their last meeting of the month will be held. an ' Opposing It were W 8 COMMISSIONERS FLATLY REFUSE DELINQUENT TAX S I U A T I 0 K COUPLED W ITH A L L E G E Ik SENTIMENT OF TAXPAYERS GIVEN AS CAUSE FOR RE TRENCH M E N T OVER PAST YEARS. ROUND UP WILL BE STAGED Directors Of Fair Association To Con centrate On Biggest Wild West Show In History Of County— Meet ing Tonight At Court House. The verbal barrage directed at tho county commlaatonera by the large committee In favor of an appropri ation for the annual Power County Fair Monday, had about as much effect as bird shot has on a Un root. The commissioners had evedtently reached their decision long before the committee arrived and, while they listened rather Impatiently at the many arguments produced In favor of the appropriation, they steadfastly refused to "come across." As a result there will be no agri cultural, ilveatock, sewing or school exhibits at the fair this full. The ap propriation asked for was $91)0 which would have paid premiums on ail ex hibits, and was In lino with appro priations that have been mude every year by the county commissioners. Large Committee Present Tho committee was composed of fif teen farmers and business men and was thought to be representative of tho general sentiment of the county. The commissioners however, thought that they were voicing the sentiment of the taxpayers when they fiatly said "no" to all advances. A conference among the director* of tho Fair Association Wednesday resulting In tho announce ment I hat the Animal ltound-Up would be bigger uud better thun ever but minus exhibits. The commissioners were somewhat divided as to their reasons for disap proving tho appropriation but in the main were of the opinion that publie sentiment was against official recog nition of the fair. Mr, England stat ed that nine out of ten people In Arbon Valley opposed an upproprf-. atlon. Mr. Peterson was of the opin ion that thq fuir was promoted by» local business men and did not gen orally benefit the county. Mr. faring felt, he said, that the financial con dition of the county made financial re trenchment absolutely necessary. /«ring Makes Statement In speaking of the action of the board Tuesday, following the meeting Chairman Earing said "1 foe! that wè shorn! have our annual fair and round up regardless of the action the board' of commlaslonern felt In the circumstances, the agricultural display as aary to Hie fair that It will make any material difference in tho plans of the association for 1921. are more than fifty queni, a fact that worries mlssloners und makes us believe that every possible penny must be saved. In the best Interests of the county. Perhaps next yoar will see conditions changed at which time I feel confi dent that the board would ho glad to help out the Fair Association. I will be glad, personally to help much as possible when the time comes to put the fair over." Argument In favor of (he appropri ation was was held) r ^4 was necessary' I do not regard so nocos Our taxes per cent deltn us com out as not lacking among the fifteen members of the committee who ragged the commissioners unmerci fully whenever an opposing argument was presented. The directors of the Fair Associ ai Ion announce that there will he a meeting of all parties Interested In tlio fair at the court house this evening at 7:30 o'clock. CAVVON COUNTY FARM BUREAU BOOSTING EOR WHEATGROWERS The Canyon County Farm Bureau has announced through Its county agenw W. C. McCall, that It will take up the Idaho Wheatgrowers Associ ation as a project and solicit aii mem bers for membership in the assoel ntlon. This will make it unnecessary to place paid organizers for the elation In this particular territory. The Canyon Farm Bureau wrote to the American Falls office of the asso ciation Wednesday for supplies to able them to put campaign that would enable members to take advantage of the next pool of the association MO en on an immediate ABERDEEN ( HAI TI! (jl A BEGINS TODAY UOOMIITTEE HERE WED. The Aberdeen ( 'hntilaitqna Begins To day And Continue« Over Five Fall Days. A committee representing Aberdeen guarantors wo* tn Ameri can Falls Wednesday soliciting sup port fo rthelr program, made the trip were Mrs. J. C. Wray Miss Daryl Belat, Miss Eutlda Cllnger. Professor Davidson and Frank Wedel I Those who A. C. Bailee Jr. is spending bis va cation at Gooding.