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American Falls Press Consolidated With The Power County News and The Rockland Times. x Reading Koom VOLUME XXII AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 5,1922. NUMBER 29. T urc III the is ATROÏ-ALLBOOST TWENTY PROMINENT FARMERS FORM FIRST RURAL BOOSTER CLUB IN SNAKE RIVER VALLEY — E. J. PETERSON PRESIDENT. HAVE TWENTY MEMBERS Investigation Proves That Fertile Farms At Roy Are Best Available— Greener Pastures Do Not Exist Any where. Hats off to Roy, Idaho. That com munity is one of the smallest In area, perhaps, in the state. But it has a boosters club second to none. A booster club, mind you, when times are so hard, credit, so* short, prices so low, and money so scarce. There were at least 20 members In this club Mon day and probably that many more by today. E. J. Peterson who runs the Roy general merchandise store is king booster of the club. George A. Yates is secretary. Other members are Prank Commons, James L Young, S. E. Bingaman.-, W, F. Young, R, Bi Al berts, Jasper T, O'Harra, C. J. Rich ards, R. K. Tuttle, Orville Latshaw, J. H. Wilcher, Jake Hansen, W. P. Bow ler, A. Bi Reese, W. I. Carey, Vannle Hesner, H. D. G. Cox, B. R. Byerley and J. 0. Heacock. The club hopes to enroll every man and woman in the Roy section in this club. "If you can't boost don't knock" is the temporary motto. The club was organized April 21st and is rap-1 idly adding members. the ing the Picturesque Mountains. This spring found most of the folks Several of A returned. One quit farming and went I to the mines—he quit when tfee strike came and is glad of it for he lives at Roy. These little journeys were good for the Roy people for they found that . times are no better, prices are ntt higher and money is no more plentiful an-y.where than it is at Roy, Idaho. That's why they are feeling better, in fact just fine, great. Home Is a great place. If you live at Roy. Green fields are no where greener than they are at Roy. The surronding mountains that protect growing crops are no where more picturesque than they are at Roy. And when the moisture laden breezes brush their snow clad peaks they leave their sunshine showers at Roy. Land is most fertile at Roy. John Hoffman harvested 56 bushels of wheat to the acre last year at Roy. They have good schools good roads and good times at Roy. Roy people all boost Roy. Nineteen twenty two will be a great year for Roy. Farmers hearing about good times at Roy will probably want to buy land there and establish a home. Real Estate men hearing of the excellent soil production will probably want to speculate a little In her fer tile land. Numerous agents and pro moters will probably pester the life out of the people of Roy who "talk hard times no mo'e" as one booster said. But that will be a sign of good times. e' at Roy feeling better, them, to tell the naked truth, had tem porarily pulled up stakes and sought greener pastures. One went to Canada -and came back. Another went to Kansas—and hurried back. Several went to California and liked It—but r K P Farm Bureau Active. The Farm Bureau will probably be very active this spring at Roy where the people are all boosting together for mutual benefits. The banks will probably look with favor on loans to Roy people for they have spirit, faith, and pride. Bearish pessimism does not dull their aspirations. There will no doubt be lots of chickens and pigs raised at Roy, and many cans of cream will be shipped out of the valley ev ery week which will make the grocery man and the butcher and the banker feel good. No doubt but that several Roy school * boys and girls will go to the State University this fall because boosters always find a way to educate their children. And when their hoys grad uate they will want a good farm pt Roy. Automobile salesmen will make many visits to the Roy valley because people there feel like a good salesman always feels. And lots of Jitneys and some big cars will be sold too for pro gressive people must have modern means to travel. A Worthy Motive. And so on—The Press hereby ap plies for membership in the Roy Booster Club—it would like to be the club's official newspaper and< have a 100 percent circulation at Roy—it wants to print the name of every farm er and his wife and their children and tell something interesting about these boosters. Let the Roy booster spirit spread over the entire Rockland val ley, to American- Falls, over the moun tains to Arbon Valley and then into the entire state. Good times will re turn with a rush if we all show equal faith and optimism with the men and women of Roy, Idaho. • TORRANCE DEFEATED FOB STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT Roscoe Torance, candidate for presi dent of the Student Body at the Univer sity of Washington, Seattle, was de leated last Tuesday by 300 votes, the totals being 1440 to 1750. -4 MANUAL ARTS EXHIBIT AT HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY MAY 11 Manual Training, Domestic Science And Art Departments Will Dis play Work of Year. The annual High School display of the various branches of manual arts will be presented Thursday of next week. May 11th, according to the an nouncement yesterday of Superinten dent Wallis. These exhibits in tlfe past have at tracted large groups of parents and friends Interested in the work of their children. There will be displays of cooking, manufactured wood work, sewing, drawings and paintings. It is one of the most pleasant and In structive features of the year's work. Secretary of Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities Writes Superintendent Wallis That Local Students will Be Unqualifiedly Ad mitted. Graduates of the American Falls High School will be unqualifiedly ad mitted to any college or university in the United States west of the Missis sippi river says Profesor H. -R. Wal lis,city school superintendent .follow ing a letter of confirmation from Phillip Soulen of the University of Idaho, secretary of the Northwestern Association of Colleges and Universi ties. Mr. Soulen's report Is in behalf of the Central Association of Colleges and Universities also, in- view of their close relationship. This means, according to Mr. Wallis, that the amount and content of the subject matter given in the American Falls High School is equal to any High School in the country; that the qualifications of the teachers and their ability as instructors is up to standard, in evçry way. It means also that all departments in the High School have at least the minimum of equipment and that the lower grades are up to standard requirements for admittance Into standard high schools. A pupil who now leaves the American Falls High School will be admitted Into any college or University west of the Mississippi without examination, be tain golf the last by It hole the LAST MEETING WOMEN'S CLUB HELD WEDNESDAY I Mrs. M. M. Myers of Civic Department Hud Charge of Excellent Program —Attorney Baird Read Inter esting Paper. |Von I The last of this season's meetings of the Women's Club was held at the Bap tist Church Wednesday afternoon- un der the leadership of Mrs. M. M. Myers of the Civic Department. • Interesting papers were read by Mrs. Barry Dibble, Mrs. V. G. Logan and Attorney S. L. Baird who dealt with Idaho laws for women and child ren. day H. C. and a of not it o£ for The men's quartette sang several selections. Mrs. Ferd Schlapkohl, Mrs. C. Lee French, Mrs. M. M. Myers, Mrs. W. O. Shade, Mrs. V. G. Logan 'nj 'liss Rebecca Pilgrim were appointed to outline the club program for 1922. RANK AND FILE TO Republican State Central Committee Asks Members G. 0. P. to Suggest Planks For Coming Campaign— Thomas Still Chairman. The Republican State Central com mittee in executive session in Boise Saturday adopted a plan by which the rank and file of the party will be giv en every opportunity to suggest planks for the platform to be adopted at the state nominating convention which the committee decided to hold at Wallace, August 22di State Chair man John Thomas was authorized to appoint a committe of five which will follow the questionnaire plan, oper ating through the members of the state committee, the chairmen of the county committees and the precinct committeemen acording to the Boise Capital News. Suggest Planks. All of the officers' of the county and state organization will be asked to submit to the committee sugges tions for planks in the platform. This will be done after they have had an opportunity to consult with the Re publican voters in the precincts of each of the counties. The committee of five will then compile, digest and condense these suggestions and pre sent them in a comprehensive- report to the convention platform commit tee so that it will be in a position to present a completed platform, ihe planks of which has been fully dis cussed, to the convention. The ad vantage of this plan ls said to be in the fact Republicans in all parts Of the state will be able to consider the proposed plank before they come up for final discussion. To Probe Taxes. It was also decided to go into the taxation situation with a view of find ing out definitely where tax money goes and the uses to which it is put The committee favorably considered a proposal to form non-partisan tax ation leagues in the various counties to get definitely at the facts that they may be presented to the voters at large. WANT ROAD BUILDINO TO COST LESS ■ y/j. % % - f -v-:ï ■ \ ■ & 'y ley He ly to No he Is ' A: 1 n I . ' ' / /Éi -V i Thomas H. MacDonald, chief to ., the Bureau of Public Roads, wants to cut down the cost of road build ing throughout He called nighv ol ing throughout the United Sûtes. He called nighway officials of man y states to Washington, and asked for standardized specifications which, would permit plants to furnish ma terials to all states at greatly duced costs. re in at 92 at L. 4 NEW GOLF COURSE Unexcelled In Intermountaln Country He Says—H. 0. Whitney President, Auditor C. Lee French Secretary— Work on Course at Indian Springs Begins. The Indian Springs Golf Course will be second to none in the intermoun tain country according to Von Elm, pacific coast and midwestern amateur golf champion. Mr. Von Elm laid off the Indian Springs course Friday of last week and found the land donated by the American Falls Natatorium Company idealy adapted to a course. It was hie opinion that an- eighteen hole course would be even better than the nine hole one. The natural hazards afforded by tbs small hills, Winding creek and lakg' were marvels of perfection to Mr. |Von Elm who is anxious, when the course 1 « completed to come back and play on it Elect Officers. Members of the Golf Club met Fri day evening at the Hotel Remington. H. O. Whitney was elected president, C. Lee French secretary and treas urer and Qi M. Oliver, L. L Evans, Sr., and Dr. V. G. Logan directors. They plan to meet again soon and adopt a constitution and by-laws. Charter membership will be held open for only a few days longer It is stated. Mr. Von Elm spoke enthusiastically of the game of Golf itself. It Is not a rich man's game he said but a poor man's game much cheaper than hunting, trap shooting, motoring and most other outdoor sports. Neither Is it particularly an old man's game. Young men hold most of the champion ships and in championship games he stated the game was very streneous. Course Ready June 1st. Manager Whitney of the Hotel Remington and Auditor C. Lee French spent Tuesday In Pocatello in behalf o£ the Club and determined on- the proper methods for improving the grounds. Work began Wednesday af ternoon and within- ten days it is ex pected that several holes will be ready for play. The entire nine holes are expeetd to be ready by June first. a MEOW LEAGUE STANDINGS. 1 1 500 1 0 1000 0 1 000 0 1 000 1 0 1000 1 1 500 WEEK'S SCHEDULE. Thursday, Wampus Cats vs. Pussy Cats Monday, Tom Cats vs. Wildcats, (post poned game). Tuesday, Wampus Cats va. Wildcats. Wednesday, Bobcats vs. Pussy Cats. Thursday, Pole Cats vs. Tom Cats. Results of Week's Games. Thursday, April 27th, Wampus Cats 12, Bobcats 14. Tuesday, May 2nd, Pole Cats 20, Bobcats 5. Wednesday's game postponed until May 8th. Bobcats. Wildcats . Wampus Cats Tom Cats. Pussycats. Polecats '.. ». . DIED IN CALIFORNIA. Word has been- received here of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Walworth, wife of W. B. Walworth of this city in Monrovia, California, Monday night. Mr. Walworth left for California last evening! The deceased had been in California for the past siif months suf fering from a general breakdown. Mr, Walworth is associated with the Gem State Lumber Company and they have been residents of Pocatello for several years,—Pocatello Tribune, May 3. Mrs. Walworth wai well known In American Falls where she lived with here husband seven- or eight years subsequent to 1908. They came here from Iowa and lived here until the Gem State Lumber Company moved its central office to Pocatello five years ago. Mr. Walworth still owns con siderable property in American Falls and vicinity. one \ aidez Guadloupe Gave Away Several Small Fortunes to People In Rock land Valley Bjit the County Had to Bury Him. Valdez Guadloupe, In - his 100 years span of life gave away several small fortunes to the people of Rockland Valley. Nearly everyone in the Val ley attended his funeral last Sunday He had not a single enemy. He free ly gave his land and money to early settlers. H1& latch string was always out—But he died in poverty with a dugout for a home and the county had to bury him. His friends were legion, we are told. No sacrifice was too great for him to make for a friend. He was a good Samaritan and traveled the open road, doing good whenever and where ever he could. And the county will have to pay his hopsital bill. Valdez was once a Catholic but he Is reported to have belived in no church at the time of his death. He was In the hospital six hours and died without a comforting word, a soothing hand, or a peace maker. He might have cursed God for the Ingratitude of those he befriended. But he probably said "forgive them, they know not what they do." They were all at his funeral, some brought flowers, and perhaps there were tears. But In Sickness and death they knew him not. Several robbed worth tenant been the First Settler. Valdez was the first and oldest set tler of Rockland valley and at one time owned almost the entire country. He freely gave of his land to the set tlers and helped the poor and needy in every way. Everyone was welcome at his door and to anything he owned. He was an- honest man in all his do lngs. He was widely known through- out the valley and had no enemies. Guadloupe came to this country from Mexico many years ago as a cow puncher with eight other boy friends. They all returned home or died except him. He stayed to make his fortune. Valdez did not know how old he was but from different things and hap penings his friends estimate that he was born in the year 1830 making him 92 years old. He also has a diary of his life and this helped them to arrive at his age. Flineral services were held at the L. D. St, Church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interement was made in the Rockln&d cemetery. well Idaho dents stitute each lis, the can Earl Ellen team Clara Elnar tests. 100 in ley in with her man, EON BIG DISTRICT Attorney General Black Rules That Organization Can Form For Bond ing For Purchase of Water Exclu sively. 'Pocatello, Idaho, May 3.—At the request of Guy Flenner, manager of the American Falla reservoir cam paign'for the Idaho Reclamation As sociation, Attorney General Roy L. Black has rendered an opinion that the formation of the proposed super disttret in the Snake river valley aB a means of financing the great pro ject Is specifically authorized by law and that such a district "can be formed only for bonding purposes for purchasing a water supply." The Attorney General in his opin ion says: "You have submitted to me the fol lowing question: "May an irrigation district be form ed in such manner that it operates only for one purpose, say for bond ing purposes to' supply money with which to purchase water without such district taking over and attempting to operate the detailed distribution of water?' bel. to he girls most who tel, The Answer. "Answer: Section 4313, Revised Statutes, as amended by 1921 Session Laws, page 529, reads as follows: 'Whenever fifty or a majority of the holders of title, or evidence of title, to lands susceptible of one or more modes of Irrigation from the same or different source, and by means of the same or different systems of works, desire to provide for the irrigation of the same, or when FOB OTHER REA SONS they desire to organize the pro posed territory into one district, they may propose the organization of an Ir rigation district under this title.' "It is my opinion that an irrigation district can be formed and operated only for bonding purposes for pur chasing a water supply. If formed for that purpose it would not be neces sary in my opinion for the district to attempt to do any other acts under the irrigation law than that of main taining the organization for the pur pose of providing its bonds and the proceedure for collecting of lu.erest and principal on the same. | "I can see no other reasonat.c in- terpretation Jor that part of the fore-1 going section underlined as above." ! of city to in In its L. D. S. MUSICALE ATTRACTS CAPACITY HOUSE FRIDAY EVE. Nearly every seat in the L. D s S. Church was filled last Friday even ing the occassion being the musical given by all the beat talent in the city. Every number was encored from the opening by the male quartette to the final selection of Sweeten-'s orchestra The receipts from the musical will go to the L. D. 8. Sunday School. I Over *hirty dollars was netted ac | cording to those in charge. TRIPLETS COME TO ». E. STANGER HOME One Boy and Two Girls—Each Weighs Two and Half Pounds —Boy Dies Shorty After Birth Triplets, one boy and two girls, each weighing two and one half pounds were born to Mrs. M. E. Stanger, Sunday morning April 30thi. The boy died soon after birth. The girls died Sunday ev ening. Mr. and Mrs. Stanger have four children living and have burled ten. There has been three sets of twins in the family only one of which is living. Several Hundred Dollars Worth Pro perty Taken by Unidentified Bur glar—Total Loss Not Known. field an of call the the ho S. ers C. J. The National Guard Armory was burglarized Saturday or Sunday and robbed of several hundred dollars worth of property according to Lieu tenant A. W. Davis. No clues have been obtained regarding the Identity of the Burglan. COMMERC1AL STUDENTS IN CON TEST AT POCATELLO FRIDAY Spelling, Stenography and Typewrit ing Teams Will Represent Amer ican Falls. American Falls High School will be well represented In the South Eastern Idaho Contest for Commercial stu dents at the Pocatello Technical In stitute Friday when three teams, one each for typewriting, stenography and spelling will be present. H. R. Wal lis, superintendent of city schools, an nounced the following personnel for the teams that will represent Ameri can Falls. On the typewriting team will be Earl Lamon, Elnar Nelson and Miss Ellen Engstrom. team will be represented by the Misses Clara Cotterel and Alys Howard and Elnar Nelson. Edgar Jacobs will re present A. F. H. S. in 'the spelling con tests. The stenographic Mr. SUMPTUOUS WEDDING SUPPER FOLLOWS DEEG-PERMAN NUPTIAL Pleasant Talley Heme Host to One Hundred Guests Who Attend .1 Wedding of Popular Young People. ' The John Deeg ranch home, eight j miles west of American Falls was the | of gay festivities Sunday fol-1 lowing the wedding of Miss Lea Sarah i lerman to Fred Deeg in the Pleasant Valley Congregational Church. About ; 100 friends and relatives of the young people were present at the wedding ho which was one of the most elaborate in recent months in the Pleasant Val ley section. The bride was beautifully gowned in white messaline trimed with lace with silver heads, her veal was of lo white tulle held in place with orange a blossoms. She wore a beautiful corsage bouquet of orange blossoms which furnished a most appropriate tone to her delightful gown. The groom was dressed- In dark grey. The two were attended at the altar by Emanuel Per man, Harold Misenhimer and the Misses Emma Deeg and Hulda Schna scene bel. Following the wedding at the Con gregational Church the party drove to the Deeg home where a sumptuous dinner was served the delightful guests. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Deeg will he at home at the Deeg ranch. EIGHTH GRADE GIRLS SWIM AND PICNIC AT NATATORIUM Mrs. Barry Dibble chaperoned the girls of the eighth grade at the Nata torium last Saturday afternoon at a most delightful swimming party and plcinq, The boÿs of the class an-d their teacher was left at home. Those who composed the party were the Missess Ada Dibble, Lucille Thornhill, Mary Wagner, Mary Schild, Lena Krug, Tudie Cummins, Hedwig Bar tel, Edria Thornton, Helen Litz, Bertha Radke, and Esther Bowen-. - Bella T. St John and George T. | Dome, civil war veterans, returned during the week after a winter spent away from American Falls. Mr. ! Dome wintered at the soldiers home at Sawtelle, California. Mr. St. John spent the last few months with his daughter at Portland. COUNCIL MET TUESDAY. The city council met in- regular monthly session Tuesday at the office of the Wheatgrowers Association. The usual business was transacted. Bids h8Y& been asked for sprinkling the city streets during the spring and summer. On motion the council decided not to have the city ordinances codified at this time. A police ordlnace for the regulation of chickens was alsb pas sed. WAR VETERANS RETURN. S. the the I lieved to be due to the failure of the ac | Church Board to paÿ the minister's REV. MAN GUN RESIGNS. Rev. G. E. Manguu, for several months past, the pastor of the Metho dist Church at American Falls resign ed Mon-day night at a meeting of the official board of the chuedh. It will take effect between the first and fif teenth of June. The resignation is be salary. TWO HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR OUT OF 271* SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR ELECTION TO FORM BIG DISTRICT—ONLY FIFTEEN OP POSED. CANVAS TOOK TWO DAYS Teams Representing Land Owners and Idaho Reclamation Association Worked Fast With Assistance of Re sident Owners—Officials Well Pleas ed. Two hundred and sixty four of 279 waterusers on the Aberdeen-Spring field tract signed petitions calling for an election for the formation of an- ir rigation district to embrace the bulk of irrigated lands in- the Snake River Valley, Tuesday and Wednesday. The names represent a minimum of 26,000 acres. Fifteen thousand acres or 50 names would have been sufficient to call the election for the formation- of the proposed district. Several signatures and probably sev eral thousand acres are yet to come in the way of proxies, local land owners and others who have not yet signed. The can-vas with the petitions was completed in two days. Teams repre sented the land owners and the Ida ho Reclamation Service. Their per sonnel was as follows: W. G. Kerr and Gt M. Oliver ; R. B. Greenwood and S. L. Baird; E. E. Zaring, M. M. My ers and J. P. Mehlhaff; Geo. Wilson. ' C. P. Schütz and W. C. Loofbourrow; J. T. Sykes and R. E. Austin; C. G. Sprigg and W. L. Newton. Officials of the Reclamation Service were well pleased with the results ob tained and complimented the teams on their thorough work. Mr. M* MYERS WILL DELIVER H. S. COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS .1 American Falls Attorney Chosen to Advise Graduates From Ameri eau Falls High School. Maurice M. Myers, American Falls ' attorney will deliver the Commence j ment Address for the graduates of the | American Falls High School at the Auditorium Theatre, Thursday even i ngj May 18th, according to the an nouncement of Superintendent Wallia ; yesterday.. Mr. Myers is one of the best known speakers in southern Ida ho and ls expected to give his usual capable address. The Baccalaureate sermon will be preached the following Sunday in the Auditorial by Professor Lewis of the Idaho Technical Institute at Pocatel lo . The gervice wiu begin at U:15 a ll t be city churches cooperating, "CAP'' POLLOCK HAS DEVICE FOR SAVING FLOUR GOLD Now In the Soldier's Home in Califor nia But Still Bidding for Business. Captain John W. Pollock, captain by virtue of his service for four years in the federal army during the Civil War, sent a circular to Judge Oliver this week, announcing his new "Flour Gold Concentrator" which he sells for $10 f. o. b. Sawtelle, California. Mr. Pollock claims that it saves 98 percent of the flour gold In the clay sands of the Snake. Mr. Pollock is known by every old resident of American Falls. He came here in 1892 from Washington, D. C. He, with his partner Andy Claassen, had a placer mining claim three miles south of American Falls, been at the Soldiers home at Sawtelle for several years but is still in busi ness. T. at He ha3 A HIG DAY FOR BOB Wednesday was a big day for Bob Barton-, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bar ton. His mother invited fifteen friends to enjoy his twelfth birthday with him. Among the numerous things they did was go to the theatre, play games, dance and eat delightful refreshments. Those invited were Hazel and John Wraspir, Charline Edwards, Melba Schwarz, Billie and Smith Griswold. Harold French, Vernon Han-son, Dor othy Sanford, Mary Noth. George Call Morris, Bob Kerr, Donald, Pollard. Haael Davis and Ruth Barton. W. J. Hanson returned Tuesday from Wendell and Jerome, Idaho Mrs. George Stoll, Jr., and baby who have been visitiqg her mother Mrs. Edna Ford returned to Pocatello, Tues day. Mrs. Marie Gish spent Tuesday in Pocatello. Mrs. R. B. Greenwood went to Good ing Wednesday. Miss Ethel Lusher of Rockland went to Boise Tuesday. Lee Bell of Pocatello spent Wednes day at the M. At, Thornton- home in American Falls. Section foreman S. J. Brooks was in the Gate City Wednesday. A. H. Moore of Rockland weut to Po catello Wednesday. Mrs. Hannah Dairy of Rippey, Iowa, is visiting at the A. W. Davis home. She arrived Wednesday and expects to leave tomorrow morning for Ft Coliings, Colorado.