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Consolidated With The Power County News and The Rockland Times. VOLUME XXII. x AMERICAN FALLS, POWER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRI DAY, MAY 12,1922. NUMBER 30. Reading Hoorn BUCKET OF GOLD LIESATOURFEET C. BEN ROSS, SECRETARY STATE FARM BUREAU CLAIMS THAT NATURAL SOIL OF SOUTHERN IDAHO IS THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW. MEANS Dairying, Poultry and Hogs Needed to Pnt Profit Into Farming— Stablire Communities That Depend oil One or Two Crops. Idaho can be made prosperous in. these times of Depression says C. Ben Ross, Secretary, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. All new wealth must come out of the soil and llvtstock. We are all looking ahead to pros perous times. • men, great corporations, and the citi zens of every village and city in the country are in- the position of the boy walking past the cemetary on a dark night, they are whistling optimism, which is good and wholesome, never theless the return of prosperity in Idaho depends on just two things, first that the farmers of the State raise good crops, because all new wealth comes out of the soil and live stock, second that he receives cost of produc tion plus a profit. Farmers, business One Crop Fanners. It is an evident fact that the major ity of our farmers are one or two crop men, which is all well and good if he is raising crops for which there is an active demand and sells above the cost of production plus a reasonable rate of interest on his investment over a term of years, but the farmer who raises hay and grain as his major crop will find that he is on the wrong aide of the ledger. Twelve principle crops in Idaho only brought sixty four dollars in 1921, and those crops on a whole were produced at a loss to the farmer, and one of the reasons for this situation is, the farmers per sist in raising one or two crops, the remedy is diversification, intensifica tion and rotation of crops, live stock, the Cow the Pig and the Hen. There are two counties in Southern Idaho that are reasonably prosperous. The majority of their farmers have a monthly Income, the banks are in good shape. They have the money to finance the production of this years crops. Some of them havent a dollar of rediscount paper in their institu tion. brought into one of these counties $4,000,000,000 last year, traveling saleman who makes the towns in Southern Idaho which coun ties they are, he will tell you without a moments thought, ask him which town in these counties is the most prosperous, then investigate and you will find that $1,200,000 was paid to the farmers of the surrounding coun try for dairy products. Every County in Idaho can be made prosperous, in these times of depresion, if we can get the proper cooperation from the business man and farmers. It is cost ing us a lot to educate our young peo pie, but from the fact that we older enes lack the proper education is costing us twice as much as It is to conduct our schools. The salvation of this country depends on us, and the implements are right here if we could only be made to see the possibilities we have here at home, on the farms of Idaho. Dairy, poultry and hogs Ask any Need Educating. It must be brought about through education- to induce our farmers to grow money crops. In 1921 twelve principle crops, sixty-four mil lion dollars, of which thel-e was but very little, If any profit to the pro ducer. Three of our crops should bring monre than that amount. Dairy $30,000,000, hogs $20,000,000 of which over five-million would be made from waste that is lost to the farmer, to the community, the State and to society in general. Poultry $40,000,000 of which fifteen million would be profit and ten million, products raised ou the farms and sold, through the hens. The other ten prinicple crops should bring as much, or more, than they did in 1921, then our 42,000 farmers and ever; other business in Idaho would be prosperous. Why do we look away, in the dis tnace, to Congress, the War finance and the end of the rainbow, when the bucket of gold lays at our feet. "WHIZ BANG" TEST CASE BRINGS FINE OF 100 HOLLARS Little Rock, Ark.— Charles Baker, vendor of "Whizz Bang," a weekly publication was convicted in Circuit Court here April 21st of selling ob scene literature, and fined $100 by a jury composed of ten men and two women. It was said that Baker came here from Minnesota to make a test case. C. SCHMIDT RETURNS. C. Schmidt returned Tuesday from California where he has spent the winter. The grape growers are get ting rich there he says, for everybody makes wine and must buy the grapes. He is as full of pep and optimism as ever and is glad to meet his numerous friends here again. RABID COYOTE KILLED IN ROCKLAND VALLEY A rabid coyote attacked Wil liam Clawson and daughter Mil dred near the Ethel Ralph's ranch, Friday, April 28th, as they were on the way home from their neighbors. Mr. Clawson had no means for defense excepting his faith ful dog wdiich immediately at tacked the enranged coyote. While the dog was delaying the coyote Mr. Clawson reached home where Mrs. Clawson had the rifle ready. Mr. Clawson shot the coyote and later die patched the dog as it had been severely bitten during the fight. THREE STUDENTS PLACE IN CONTEST Elnar Nelson Takes First In First Year Shorthand—Miss Clara Cot terell and Miss Ellen Engstrom Also Win—Team Total Is Eleven Points. American Falls High School won third place in the Southeastern Idaho efficiency contest for commercial students. Blackfoot ranked first and Arco second. Einar Nelson, high school student of American Fails won first place in the contest of first year stenographers. His work was 97.7 percent -accurate in taking shorthand at the rate of sixty words per minute. His prize was a beautiful gold medal given by the Gregg people. Miss Olara Cotterel of American Falls won second place in- second year High School short hand. Her rating was 81.5 percent accurate. Miss Ellen Engstrom took second plac in first year typewriting giving American Falls High School eleven points. The final scores of the three winning teams were as follows: Blackfoot 27, Arco, 13; American Falls, 11; Mac kay and Soda Springs won- one point each. American Falls lone contestant in the spelling division was Edgar Ja cobs who failed to place. Lots of l.Hedals. So far 8 Bronz models and 13 Cer Theresa Wag Hector Zarlng. tlflcates of Proficiency have been awarded to this Department by the Underwood Typewriting Company. There Is. still another test to be tak en and several other medals and cer tificate^ are expected to be added at that time. Those who have been successful in winning medals are: oner, Earl Lamon, Naomi Stanger, Einar Nelson, Ruth Jeffries, Alice Bowen and Helen Wraspir. Certificates of Proficiency have been awarded to May Kelly, Alice Bowen, Minnie Richardson, Ruth Jef fries. Einar Nelson, Theresa Wagner, Jennie Davie, Hector Zaring, Earl Lamon, Muriel Josephson, Naomi Stanger, Ellen Engstrom, and Helen Wraspir. Taking Office Practice. Beginning Shorthand has finished the Shorthand Manual aud is taking a combination of office practice and a course in Gregg Speed Studies. One member of this class is working out side of school in a Real Estate Office. Advanced Shorthand Is taking dic tation- readily front 90 to 110 words per minute. Both members of this class have permanent positions out side of school. There are eight members of the bookkeeping class who will complete their two sets of elementary book keeping. They are May Kelly, Alice Bowen, Boyd Bevans .Helen Wraspir, Fred Zimmerman, Edgar Jacobs, Ralph Wheeler an-d Minnie Richardson. The Freshman Commercial Geo graphy class has an enrollment of 14 members and like all the other Freshman classes it is a "real class." Reports on the World industries and Products have been especially inter esting and beneficial. An Active Class. This Department has taken an ac tive part in all the school activities this yaar. It conducted the "Carnival Queen" contest which netted about $40.00. The "Kandy Sale" under the able supervision of Miss May Kelly was a perfect success. By this means enough money was raised to send a donation of $11.00 toward purchasing prizes for the contest at Pocatello and also defraying the expenses of the contestants. As .this was the largest single donation given by any. Bcbool in the Southeastern Section, this idea has been "cupped" by the Association and will be used next year as an ex ample for raising funds for the other contest» HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS UALANDEH. Today—Annual Exhibits of Domestic Science, Music, Manual Training and Art at High School. Friday—Junior-Senior Picnic at Na tatorlum. Eighth Grade Picnic at Natatorium. Sunday—11:15 A. M. Baccalaureate Sermon by Prof. Lewis, Idaho "Tech." Thursday, May 18th, Commencement Exercises at Auditorium, 8 p. m. Friday—Last Day of School. HARRIED. Miss M. E. Owens to h I. Poulton, May 6th, by Justice of tfce Peace Mc Cullough. Both reside at Burley. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Butler of San Francisco who were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holloway several days last week, left Saturday for Chicago. Mrs. Butler is a sister to Mr. Hollo way. COP BROTHER OF GREAT IRISH LEADER >Vf <? ■■■ I ! . • W * t A Michael Collins, the great leader oi the Irish Free State who has bfecome internationally known, has a brother on the Chicago police force. Sergeant Patrick Collins. Pat is now regarded as an influential factor through his un official connection with the Irish Free Stale. No Private Money Available and Recla mation Service Does Not Look With Favor on Small. Projects. Pocatello, May 9.—The weekly bul letin of the Idaho Reclamation Asso ciation contains the information that May 15 has been- set as the date for filing the petitions for the formation of the big district being formed to - fi nance -the American Falls reservoir project. It is confidently expected the hecessary number of signatures and the required acreage will be secured before that time as there Is activity at all points where the petitions are be ing circulated. The bulletin contin ue.;: rSo • s<J0n as the petitions have been signed they will be filed. The Coun ty Commissioners will receive them not sooner than- two weeks after they have been filed and fix a date lor hearing not less than four weeks lu advance of their meeting, or six * weeks from the date of the filing «f the petition. At the hearing the date the first election will be fixed if petition shall be approved. This electlon will be on- the question of forming the district and requires a two-thirds majority. "There is no obligation involved in the petition, which merely asks that an election be called to determine the district formation. "Reports to headquarters here indl cate that the petition is being gener ously signed in the territory affected, "The signature process is the cul mln-ation of weeks bf hard work of an educative and explanatory nature. No Private Money. "This Association has made a close inquiry into the possibilities of seeur ing private money for the construction of certain proposed reservoir sites in the State, and it finds that there is not the slightest chance of securing the same. Investors will* not consider irrigation company securities or prl vate reservoir bonds. The govern ment's attention has been called to these proposals and it Is made plain in replies received by the association that the reclamation service cannot adope a policy of building little res ervoirs when one large on-s will serve a much greater territory. Ci M. Man-gun and family of St An -1 thony were the guests of Rev. and Mrs. G. E. M-angun Sunday. Twilight League Announces New Rules And Regulations For Game The The Twilight Baseball managers and captainB met Tuesday evening at the Falls Pharmacy and formulated iules to govern the playing of sche duled games, adopted new names, out lined ground rules and arranged for the asignment of additional players. The name of the league was changed from the Meow League to the Ameri can Fulls Twilight Ball League. E. E. Zaring was elected treasurer to handle the finances of the league, no other officers were elected. Teams were named after the man agers or captains of the teams repre sented and are ae follows, the Zaring tcu.ui managed by E. E. Zaring, G. M. Oliver, captain; the Fitzpatrick team, managed by H. F. Fitzpatrick, K. E. Torrance, captain-; the Hillhouse team managed # by Bob Hilhouse, Frank Davis, captain; the Mayne team, man aged by E. C. Mayne, Paul Evans cap tain; the Newton team, managed by W. L. Newton, Lester Robb, captain; and the Hooker team, managed by Eral Hooker, manager and captain. Regulations regarding ground rules and playing are announced as follows; Substitution of players shall not be allowed if any member of the team de siring to make the substitution, is on the ground. No player from any other league team shall be allowed to substitute but someone not a member of any team must be used. Any ball caught and held before MRS, SPEEDLESS TAKES TOE FLOOR Asks Some Pertinent Questions In Letter To tile Press—Wants Non Skid Drains Csed In All Automobiles. Where is the speed cop? Are the sidewalks for pedestrains or autos? When will it be safe to send the child ren to the Grocery store- Can the dear editor do something? These are some of the questions asked by Mrs. Speedless in the following letter to the Press. It is a timely letter. Editor The Press, Dear Sir: T am not very well posted in regard to the city speed limit and maybe there isn't any in tliis town. I know I'm not very far off when I say that for it ac tually isn't safe for a person to start "across the street." here in this town. When one does they had better make it on the run. It seems to me like pome of "speed ers" would actually be pleased if they could be successful in knocking some one down. Children really are not safe to be sent down town on errands in American Falls. And if the peo ple in cars would stay where they be long it would be a little better. But you don't know what second one is going to travel on the sidewalk with you. I'm not merely guessing at this. But while I was in town Saturday, I had three very narrow escapes from being run down, I thanked my lucky stars when I got home. I certainly thot for a while that every car in town was right after me. Can nothing be done. Must we let "spéeders" have full sway—regardless of "speed limit." Let 'em use either the sidewalk of road, which every they prefer. Oh! Mister Editor, tell me in your next issue when will it be safe for me to come to town again. Can't some one kindly speak to "Mr. Cop" and have him "come out" once in a while and take a look around and see if "all's Well." Yours for less speed, MRS. SPEEDLESS. Impressive Service Marks Passing Roy Neighbor—Had Been in Poor * Health for Several Months—Leaves Family of Six. * ~ —— if The funeral serlvce for Mrs. Ernest Cooper who died at the Bethany Dea coness Hospital Sunday, May 7th, was a held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church. Rev. G. E. Man gun delivered a well thought out fum eral sermon taking his text from the seventh chapter of Revelation, The male quartette consisting of Professors H. R. Wallis, and R. War was, S. L. Baird and C. Lee French sang two beatuifu! selections. The floral offerings were unusually large and beautiful. Pall bearers were O. W. Pollard, Jim Young, W. G. Griswold, G. M. Oliver, Lee French and C. G. Sprigg. Intere ment was made in Falls View Ceme tery at American Falls, Mrs. Cooper who before her mar riage was Miss Mary Louise Cora came to Roy, Idaho, six years ago with her husband and children. Their former home was in Wisconsin. She was born September I5th, 1879. Several months ago her health began to fail and no ef fort could stave off the grim reaper, Her husband and five children survive her., The children are Mrs. George Young of Salt Lake City, and Arthur Earl, Edith and Ernestine all of Roy. Mrs, Copper was a true Christian, a loving and helpful wife, and a loyal -1 thoughtful neighbor. The Roy com munity mourns her loss along with her of immediate family. house touching the ground, shall be consid ered a fair catch. One base shall be allowed on a wild throw or an overthrow of first, third or home, but the runner must make the base and Is liable to be. put out unless the ball is a blocked ball. Twilight League Standings. Mayne . Hillhouse . Zaring Team Hooker .. Fitzpatrick Newton . . 2 1 . 667 . 2 1 667 . 1 1 500 1 1 500 333 1 2 333 1 o This Week's Results. Thursday,May 4th, Fitzpatrick 17, Newton 6. Monday, May 8th, Fitzpatrick 17, Mayne 23. (eight Innings) Wednesday, May 10th, Hillhouse 19, Newton 7. Schedule. Thursday, May 11th, Hooker vs. Oliver McKown. Tuesday, May 16th, Newton vs. Mayne. Wednesday, May 17th, Hooker vs. Fitzpatrick. Thursday, May 18th, Zaring vs. Hill house. Tuesday, May 23rd, Fitzpatrick vs. Zaring. Wednesday, May 24th, Hooker vs. Newton. Thursday, May 26th, Mayne vs. Hill Remember * ♦ Mother * Sunday ♦ An-d Every Day. ' * * * We give a week to the babies * * * * * * * * * Every Sunday to Father * » * And A Half Day Off To » * * The Hired Girl * * » But Mother—Well Mother * * ♦ Isn't Supposed To Rest* * * * The Blue Cross Cares * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For The Horses * * * And The Society For * * * The Prevention Of Cruelty * * * To Animals * » * Would Prosecute A Person « * * Who Worked His Horse * * * As Mother Is Worked. * * * One Day In Seven Would Not * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ; } j I I * * * * * » Be Too Much To Give * * * Dear Old Mother. * » * * * * * And There Are A Lot Of * * * Little Mothers In * * * American Falls ♦ * * Who Won't Receive Any * * * Loving Bouquets And * * * Probably Won't See A * * * Carnation Unless We Folks * * * * * * * * * * * * • * * L * * * * * * Remember Her Next * * * • * * Sunday. * * * Lady Astor Said The * * * Mothers And The Press Of * * » ■ The Nation Were The * * » Greatest Influences On * * * Present And Future Civilization * * * * * * But Mrs. Astor Was Talking * * To A Bunch Of Newspaper * • * Men Or She Would Not Have * * * » * • * * * * » * * * * * * * * * * * * * • * * I i j , I I Mentioned The Press. * * * No—One Day In Three * » * * * * Hundred And Sixty Five Is * * * Not Too Much To Give Mother * * * * * * Especially When We Give A Whole * * * Week To Fire Prevention * * * Another To Safety First * * * Anqther To Prevention Of Accidents * * * Another To The Sale Of Gingham * • * Another To National Education » * * Another To The Salvation Army * * * * * ♦ * » » * * * * * * « * * * * » * * * * » * Another To Clean Up And * * * * * * Paint Up * * * Another To Pay Up * * * * * • * * * Another To Planting Trees * * * And So On. • • • Some Of Us Wish We Could * * * * * * * * * * * * Send Flowers To Mother * * * And The Rest Of Us * * * * * * * * * Will If * * * We Think * « * * * * Of It ,Or If It's * * * Too Rainy To Go * * * * * • Fishin' Or * * * Huntin'. • * * * * * Next Sunday * * * * * * Should Be A Day of Surcease From * * * Sorrow And Labor, And * * * Worry And. Work And * * * Disappointment For Mother * * * Wherever She Is. * » * * * * * * * * * * * * * A Day Of Happiness * * • Wear A Carnation Sunday » * * For Mother * * * God Bless Her. * * * * * * * * * * * * REGISTRATION BOOKS OPEN. Registrar McCullough of American Falla precinct announces that his books will be open for signing each week day from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 at his office opposite the old First National Bank building. X ASKS LONG TERM FARMER CREDITS SAYS AGRICULTURE MUST HAVE ONE TO THREE YEAR LOAN FA CILITIES MEET CONDITNONS. SUCCESSFULLY TO BOOSTS CO-OPERATIVES investigation Shows Healthy Financial Condition of Marketing Association In Northwest—Sees Better Times Coming Kaphlly. The western farmer receives most of the attention of Eugene Meyer, Jr., managing director of the War Finance Corporation, in his report on condition of Agriculture, Livestock ad Finance reported to President Harding, May first. Mr. Meyer makes four specific re commendations that in all probability will be incorporated in bills and pas sed by congress within the year. Those of vital interest to Snake River Val ley farmers, are the recommendation that banking facilities be adjusted to extend long term credits to farmers and live stock men ; that loans of mon ey be made available to cooperative marketing associations and that the War Finance Corporation be allowed to function until these necessary changes can be made. The report in part is as follows: The degree and the rate of improve ment in the different sections of the West vary with the nature of the ag ricultural activities and the market ing season. The corn and hog rais ers of the Middle West, for instance, are marketing their products and get ting a fair return for them every day. This territory, therefore, is in the lead in the improvement. The sheep rais ers are getting good, prifces for wool this spring and fat lambs are in de ; mand at satisfactory prices. Thosff } engaged in the fattening of cattle in j the Middle W'est have likewise done I well during the past few months. The I live stock breeders .also, are better off because of their increased ability to finance their business and because of the improved market at higher prices, actual and prospective, for young stock. The grain growers of i the Ndrthwest, on the other hand. ! have not made as ninch progress yet, because a large part of last year's wheat crop was marketed at low prices. as 1 i Defects Named. ; The experience of the past year has however, revealed certain defects ta I our agricultural credit system which i are of a more fundamental nature, j and which cannot be remedied by tem porary measures. In considering whether and to what extent the pow ers of the War Finance Corporation should be extended beyond their pre sent limit of July 1, 1922, and what if any new legisaltion may be required, it is Important to distinguish clearly those features of the recent agricultur al crisis due to a temporary emergen cy and yielding to temporary measures of relief, and those revealing defects that require permanent remedies. While in the West, I had the op portunity of meeting the directors and managers of many cooperative mar keting organizations, and in some cases of visiting their working head quarters and their warehouses. Cali fornia was the first State to take up coperative marketing on a large scale in this country and there it has been carried on in its most highly developed form. In San Francisco I met the re presentatives of 26 of the leading cd opeartive marketing associations of the State and was enabled to get the benefit of their experience and views*. Our financial system has apparent ly been based on the expectation that the farmer would sell his crops as soon as they matured. And the im mediate sale of the season's product by the farmer contemplated its being carried by middlemen until distribu ted through manufacturers or retail ers. As has been stated so often, the I farmer's crop is harvested within a I short period and consumed through out the year. The processes of finan cing should adjust themselves to the natural processes of production and (Continued from page 8) IN GOFF COURGE Inquiries Ketcal Attitude of Golfers Toward Indian Springs Links- Two Holes Heady For Play Soon Nays Secretary French. Numerous inquiries from golfers in Balt Lake City, Boiee, Pocatello arql other nearby points testify to the in terest being shown in the Indian Springs Golf Links, according to C. Lee French, secretary of the Club at American Falls. Many inquiries re veal the intention of the writer to stop at American Falls for play as soon as the course is completed. Progrès» in- building the greens and laying out the course is progressing rapidly. Two holes will be ready within a few days according to tha secretary.