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The Caldwell tribune. [volume] (Caldwell, Idaho Territory [Idaho]) 1883-1928, January 03, 1919, Image 8

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"This year I will live as becomes a man."
"I will be filled with good cheer and courage."
A good resolution for anyone to make on the threshold of a NEW YEAR
Let us build, however, upon the ashes of a dead past a more permanent foundation for future success.
THE NEW YEAR finds us better prepared than ever to handle our ever increasing business. The manufacturing end is running like clockwork; our distributing yards are marvels
of efficiency as purveyors of bui'.ding material to a critical public; last, but not least, our architecutral department has been developed to a high point of .artistic avid practical per
fection of which we are justly proud.
Camouflage and Big Convoys
Used to Make Our Ship
ping Safe.
Official of United States Shipping
Board Describes Convoy's Activity
From Time It Left
New York.
New York.—With the need of se
crecy ended by the cessation of fight
ing "on land, on sea and In the air"
the methods used to baffle the Uun
submarines have been revealed by of
ficers of the United States «hipping
hoard. They made public the details
of convoy management and the proper
camouflaging of grouped ships to make
tlielr destruction by undersea craft
One of the officers begins his de
scription of a convoy's activity from
tho time It left the port of New Tork.
"Once we were out in the stream,"
he says, "we headed down the chan
nel for the lightship, beyond which
nur convoy and escorts were waiting
for us. All were slowly under way
when we reached them. The ships of
different columns took their places,
and after a few minutes' confusion,
and lively work on the signal halyards
the other ships of the convoy got Into
"Guarded above by dirigibles, hydro
planes and anchored balloons, and on
the surface by a fleet of patrol boats
as well as our ocean escort, we pro
ceeded, and America soon dropped be
low the western horizon. At sunset
we were well out to sea.
Back to Primitive Methods.
"As In the army we have turned
ba^Jf to medieval helmets and armor,
so on the water we have turned to
medieval naval tactics; but Instead of
convoys of Spanish galleons and fri
gates of the seventeenth century from
the new world to the old, our convoys
were American transports and de
Keeping Abrea st of the Times
We are keeping abreast of the times by continually adding new
equipment and machinery to handle our continuously growing busi
ness with the least possible inconvenience to our customers.
This battery charger is the most up-to-date equipment that we could
buy and is capable of taking care of THIRTY-TWO 3-CFI T
storage batteries at one time. We have also installed other seien
tific equipment for testing and overhauling.
Our BATTERY department has been enlarged and re -arranged so
that we now have as fine a service station as there is in the state
This has cost us hundreds of dollars but we feel that the best is
JeTse 00 0l " CUSt ° merS Wh ° m We are alwa y s driving to
Call and inspect our BATTERY department and bring in your bat
tery work. We have an expert battery man in charge who wi 1
courteously explain the mysteries of your batery and our equm
ment and do a first-class job. q p
Buick and Chevrolet Motor Cars.
Prest-o-Lite Batteries
r.ven tne oia saiimaker aoonrd our
«hip. who had been on the ocean ever
since he shipped as cabin boy on board
i down East blue noser 50 years ago,
admitted the convoy gaine was a new
one on him, and hung over the rail
I »vatchlng our many war-colored neigh
"It Is not hard to see why the con
voy system was effective. Take the
?ase of a convoy of 25 ships (72 is the
largest number I've heard of In one
convoy; our mate told me of being
caught in a 72-ship convoy in a sail
ing ship in the Bay of Biscay). When
these ships went In convoy instead of
there being 25 different units scattered
all over the *zone' for the C-boats to
And, there was only one. That is. the
Hun had only one chance of meeting
a ship where he had 25 before. And
If he did meet the convoy he found
It usually with a naval escort, whose
sole business was sinking submarines.
He found, too, 25 lookouts on watch
for him. 25 sets of guns ready for him,
where there were but one each before.
If the Hun showed himself, to a con
voy and its escort, the odds were that
he was due for a quick trip to the bot
"The usual convoy formation was In
columns In a rough square. This was
the most compact, and the inside ships
were practically immune from attack.
The escorts circled the convoy, If
, .. . ;
J, a e outside ships con
centrated their Are on any submarine j
that appeared
"Convoys were made up at different
speeds, and even the rustiest old
tramps were provided for in a six-knot
"In spite of this, some captains' Im
agination always tacked a couple of
knots to their ship's speed. There
seemed to be a nautical version of
'Home, Sweet Home'—'be It ever so
humble, there's no ship like mine,' and
vessels making nine knots on Broad
Way make a bare seven off Fire island.
"It was remarkable what a snappy
escort commander could do with his
charges. After a day or two together
he had them maneuvering in position
like a second grand fleet; zigzagging
'dark' through a black night, not a ray
of light showing anywhere If they
were in the danger zone or a tin fish
was reported near.
Color Schemes Are Bizarre.
"The war brought no stranger spec
tacle than that of a convoy of steam
ships plowing along through the mid
dle of the ocean streaked and bespot
ted Indiscriminately with everv color
oi trie roniDovf iff a way more Itiznrre
than the wildest dreams of a stilor's
first night ashore.
"The effect of good camouflage was
remarkable. I have often looked at a
fellow ship in the convoy •• on our
quarter on exactly the same courses
« p were, but on account of her camou
flage she appeared to be making right
for um on a course at least forty-five
degrees different from the one she was
ai tuaily steering.
"The deception was remarkable even
under such conditions as these, and of
i 1 . urse ;i U-boat, with its hasty limited
o'iservation. was much more likely to
In- fooled.
••lCiicii nation seemed to have a char
acteristic type of camouflage, and aft
.1 a little practice you could usually
spot ii ship's nationality by her style
of çnmouiln: long before you could
uoake oui lie" t'ivüUai."
Hot Lake, Ore., Jan. 2.—Word has
been received from Dr. W. T. Phy
that he has secured his release from
the Government service at Ltterman
General Hospital, San Francisco, and
will be permanently at home at the
Hot Lake Sanitorium about the tenth
of January.
Notice to Exhibitors.
Make your entries lor the Pet Stock
Show on rabbits, cats, dogs, and chick
ens early, thus helping the committee
ou t 0 n how many coops will be needed,
For entry blanks and premium lists,
I call or address J. W. Erwin, O. K.
I Shop, Caldwell, Idaho. 1-3 1-17
FOR SALE—Rhode Island Reds,
Plymouth Rock and Black Brahma
roosters and Toulouse geese. Phone
281 R 3. 1-3
Copies of Tribune of December 20.
10 cents each.
FURS—Remodeled and made up
by an expert Canadian Furrier. Mrs.
Cox, 501 Chicago St. Caldwell. Phone
381. 1-3 1-31
Engraved calling cards can be se
cured quickly through The Tribune.
Latest type faces and styles of cards
Surgeon. Rooms 11-12 Commercial
Bank. ( )ffice Phone 123. Residence
Phone 134.
Surgeon. Phone 165 residence. Office
at Traders Day grounds, Phone 42.
Refusal of Democrats to
Price on Cotton Boosts
High Cost of Living.
According to a compilation made
public October 3, 1918, by the Depart
ment of Labor, fuel and light have ad
vanced 80 per cent. In costs, housing
13 per cent, and food of all kinds an
average of 83 per cent. The highest
advance in living costs has been in
clothing. Men's clothing has Increased
105 per cent., women's clothing 118 per
cent. !
The report of the Railroad Wage
Commission shows that common cal
ico, which formerly sold for 0 cents a
yard, now sells for 30 cents, an In
crease of 400 per cent! Workingmen's
overalls have Increased 150 per cent.,
work shirts 200 per cent., boys'
blouses 130 per cent., socks and stock
ings 125 per cent., gingham 125 per
cent, muslin 120 per cent and house
hold textiles 130 per cent. I
No clothing is being made of wool.
The government has fixed a price on
wool and commandeered the entire
supply, both domestic and imported.
No textiles are being made from wool.
Textiles and clothing are being made
from cotton. The increase the work
lngman and farmer of the north Is
paying on clothing and household tex
tiles Is the direct result of the prof
iteering of the southern cotton powers
which dominate Congress, sit In the
cabinet and have prevented any fixing
of a price on cotton. Every household
is paying a heavy tax to the cotton
profiteers, a tribute to the southern
i#mlnution of Congress.
The little chapel on Mount of Olives
has been painted white and makes
quite a nice show standing out against
the clear sky. With the early spring
the long delayed work and improve
ment on the Mount will 'be once |
again attempted with greater fervor.
Mrs. Blore, who used to live in Cald
well, has written from Spokane that
she will erect a nice cottage on the '
Mount in the spring and beautify a [
nice plot of the ground.
Miss Vera Heilig of Boise and Mr. |
Lawrence Edwards of Trident. Mont,
were dinner guests * Sunday at the |
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Reavis.
Card of Thanks.
We extend our sincerc thanks to all
friends for their sympathy and beauti
ful floral offerings during the bereave
ment of our son and brother.
Order to Show Cause Why Order of
Saie of Incompetent's Real Estate
Should Not Be Granted.
In the probate court of Canyon
county, State of Idaho. In th® matter
of the Guardianship of George S.
French, an incompetent person.
It satisfactorily appearing from the
verified petition of Hiram T. French,
the guardian of the person and estate
of George S French, an incompetent
person, that it would be beneficial and
expedient that the real estate belong
ing to the said incompetent should be
It is therefore ordered. That the
next of kin of said incompetent, and
all persons interested in said estate,
appear before this court on the 14th
day of February, 1919, at the hour of
ten o'clock in the forenoon of said
day, to show cause, if any they can.
why such sale should not be ordered.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order be published at least once a
week for three successive weeks before
said dayof hearing in "The Caldwell
Tribune," a newspaper printed and
published in said county of Canyon,
State of Idaho.
Dated this 2nd day of January, 1919
Judge of the Probate Court.
/- . . F ' t 10 "' attor ney for guardian,
Caldwell, Idaho. 1-3 1-24
The Greatest
Shoe Bargains
You Will Save Money In Every One
J] 1 , 1 * 18 " ot * 8al ® of sh <>es but a special offer for a few days
only. Merchants, as a rule, anticipate a few weeks of noor
business during the month of January. We are deteÄS
to keep business as usual for this year so you will find™?, a
mighty interesting month at our store.
Wa tch the Paper, and Our Window. For Tk —
Special Offers ~~~ ~
of Them .
You probably know that
we sell the best footwear
in town. Therefore, you
will understand that when
our prices are reduced, the
bargains are well worth
hurrying for.
These shoes are from this
season's stocks and the
styles are correct in every
way. We have most sizes
and widths. 3 to 7 lengths
and AA to D widths.
A beautiful grade of soft,
smooth kid leather is used
in the vamp of these
and it is matched perfectly
with a top of dark brown
covert cloth. A fancy scroll
collar and lace stays of the
same kid leather add greatly
to the beauty of these shoes.
The sole is the very best
used on any shoe, goodyear
welt, and the heel is semi
Louis all leather. The price
has been $9.00 all season.
Our special offer—
Here is a shoe that is sure
to be in demand later in the
season, especially as gray«
are very scarce. This boot
is made over the long, nar
row last so much in vogue
and yet it is roomy enough
in the vamp to give perfect
comfort. The vamp i. of
black kid leather and the
upper of gray cloth. The
heel is the semi-Louis as
shown and is reinforced
with aluminum heel plate.
The former price was $9.00.
It is now—
These Shoes are Being Sold at These
Prices Right Now
Notice of Sale of Impounded Stock.
Notice is hereby given that I 1 have
this day seized and impounded the
following described animal, to-wit:
One bay mare over 10 years old
weight about 1000 lbs., no brands in
sight, and that said animal will be sold
at public auction to the highest bid
der at the City Pound in Caldwell,
Idaho, at 2 o'clock p. m. on the 7th
day of January, 1919, as required by
Ordinance No. 18 of the City of Cald
Dated this 28th day of December.
'■3 City Mar»hal.
Notice to Creditors.
In the probate court of Canyon
county, Idaho. In the matter of the
estate of Thomas G. Rose, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given toy the un
dersigned Administratrix of the estate
of Thomas G. Rose, deceased, to the
creditors of and all persons having
claims against the said deceased, to
exhibit them with the necessary
vouchers, within four months after the
first publication of this notice, to the
said Administratrix, Nellie Rose, at
her home in Canyon county, or at the
office of Stone & Jackson, in the
Esrleston Building in Caldwell, Idaho,
said home and office being designated
as the place for the transaction of the
business of said estate, county of Can
yon, State 6f Idaho.
Dated January 2nd, 1919.
Administratrix of the estate of
Thomas G. Rose, Deceased.
Stone & Jackson, attorneys for Ad
ministratrix. 1-3 1.24

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