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CALDWELL, IDAHO, FRIDAY. JANUARY '24, 1919. WEEKLY; $2.00 PER YEAR. return of prooiciis meets with approval Everybody Glad Everybpdy Else Is Back in Caldwell—Town Will Again Be Town She Us ter Be. Inability to get away is the firm conviction of Judge W. A. Stone why a great many good, substantial men are still in Caldwell. There was a tim e when everybody left who was able to leave. Happily that time is passed and anybody can refer to the facts wothout starting a riot. When you have amassed wealth, honors arid fame you can speak of your former poverty without embarrassment. That is the way it is with Caldwell. Caldwell is on the map to stay. It lias arrived. As J. S. Harrington puts it, most of us who are now in Caldwell expect to remain here. This fact finds expression in local investment: in bet ter houses; in well kept lawns. There was a time when it was considered pure waste and folly to plant a tree, and down in his heart, nobody ex pected to be here when the tree would cast a shadow. Today we notice many men among us who once got away. ' They are back and glad to be here. Naturally we are all glad that they are back. First to Return. About the first man to return to Caldwell who got away and had a decent chance to stay away was Mr. W. G. Cowden. Mr. Cowden took ad vantage of the Klondyke excitement and got there. He remained in Alaska quite a while but finally returned set ting an example for a great many other good men. Mr. O. M. Van Duyn got away and could have stayed away without offence to his dignity but he returned. In the course of time Dr. J. A. Young, Dr. R. C. Kaley and Dr. G. E. Noggle did the same thing. The returns in the professional lines are fair samples of the returns in other lines. In going down the list we find that Mr. F. H. Plowhead, Mr. J. H. j I.owell. Mr. W C. Parker, Mr. W R j Sebree, Mr. C H. Scbree amontr our; present prominent citizens who I strayed away. Others Can't Resist. Mr. H. W. Dorman left us yars ago and returned quite a few years ago. P. E. Engel and IL N. Maxey flirted around with California towns but could find none better. J. B. Gowen has threatened to leave but we will not entertain th e proposition for a minute. We now have back among us Mr. W. H. Redway and we believe we can hold him. Mr. Redway, to be sure, never quite left us but h e was on the way. Late Arrivals. Within the last few days we have all had the pleasure of welcoming back to Caldwell Mr. T. A. Walters and Mr. R. S. Madden. This reminds us that Mr. H. D. Hanna came and departed but is back. Messrs. D. J. and C. J. Westcott came very near leaving, and in fact did leave with mental reservations. But they are back to stay. Mr. B. M. Holt, our foremost citi zen. is back and will remain. We are looking forward to the return of Dr. Cole, Mr. J. H. Gipson. M. H. Gib bons, D. F. Banks, Mr. Carl Tyler and all the boys who so generously and patriotically responded to the call of the country. When they all get back, as they will sooner or later, Caldwell will be the town she uster be. And, there is none better. I. O. O. F. GRAND LODGE ELECTS CALDWELL MAN Grand Encampment Elects Ross Grand Patriach; Isham Junior Warden: Gipson, Treasurer. Caldwell is well represented among the officers of the Grand Encamp ment, I. O. O. F., elected for the en suing year. Mr. C B. Ross was elected grand patriarch: Conrad Brandt of Pocatello. irrand high priest; A. F. I'shani of Caldwell, grand senior warden; H. F. Hunter of Ida ho Falls, grand junior warden: P. F Home of Caldwell, grand scribe; A. F., Gipson of Caldwell, grand treas urer. W R. Lively of Wallace was elected grand representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge for one-year term: M. B. Gwinn of Boise for two-year term. Plana for Home. At the session of the Grand I .od ire in session at Boise this wek pl«u>« for the Odd Fellows' Home in this city were taken up and discussed. There are $W,00000 in the fund with which to provide a home for orphan* -»»it aged member* of the order The tfrohnd near Caldwell, donated hv Hon M B, Gwinn, have hern pre pared. It is thought that work will he started on the home this year. Death of Mrs Prestel. Mrs Gertrude Prestel. wife rf S'a" lev C Prestel daughter of Mr. and Mrs T., M Nichol. died at the home of her parents in this city Monday evening. Death resulted from ti,V> eulosis. Mrs. Prestel had been sick for the past year. Her husband is in Frmce. The funeral was held Ttiesdav. In terment was at Canyon Hill cemetery. Dr C. M. Kaley was a Boise visitor Wednesday. NEW COUNTY AGENT NAMED BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE! George Dewey of Jerome Succeeds Mr. H. R. Musser as Adviser to Farmers. The executive committee of the Canyon County Farm Bureau ap pointed Mr. George Dewey of Jerome, Idaho, as county agricultural agent at a meeting held Saturday. Mr. Dewey succeeds Mr. H. R. Musser who has been taken by the extension department of the University of Ida ho. The selection of the farm adviser had been left to a committee conisst ing of Miss Margaret Knowlton and Mr. Amos J. Miller. The committee met and acted Saturday. Canyon county seems to have a hard time in keeping agricultural agents. They are seized by the opportunity for advancement and soon leave. First we had Ireland, then McCall, then Musser and now Dewey. Mr. Dewey is said to be a splendid man. He ahs high attainments in his profession. Mr. Dewey is a graduate of the Mi chigan Agricultural college, being a member of the class of 1918. For the past four years he has been stationed at the state experimental farm at Jerome, where he has conducted ex periments in the chief crops of this section. He specialized in the production of potatoes, one of the principal crops of this county, and also did special work in horticulture. His training at the experimental farm has given him much experience in the general farm ing of irrigated lands and makes him well qualified to handle the work in this county. He has gained a wide knowledge of farming and on the questions relative to his work and it is expected he will emphasize horti cultural work in the county mor e than it has been in the past. ATTORNEY HILL OPENS OFFICES IN CALDWELL Graduate of College and Leland Stan ford—Former Law Clerk of Supreme Court. Clarence S. Hill, well known young man of this county, has opened law offices in the Little building, and will practice his profession in all courts. Mr. Hill is a graduate of the Col lege of Idaho, 1910; lock his law at Leland Stanford University; was law clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court until called into service bv the gov ernment. He is a capable lawyer and stands well among the members of the profession. GUARANTEED WHEAT PRICES RESTRICTED TO CROP 1919 Acting Secretary of Agriculture Furn ishes Information to Farmers. At the request of certain farmers of this county Judge Curtis Haydon wired the Secretary of Agriculture relative to price of 1919 wheat crop, as the farmers were inclined to fear un certainty in regard thereto. Judge Haydon is in receipt of a telegram from Acting Secretary G. I. Christie, as follows: "Guaranteed wheat prices as pro claimed by President, Stptember 2, 1918, is restricted to crop to be har vested in 1919 and marketed before June 1, 1920." JUST AS GOOD A TOWN AS THERE IS IN IDAHO Needs Awakening and That's What's the Matter of Caldwell Says Mr. Davidson. "Caldwell is as good a town as there is in Idaho, but it surely needs awak ening," said Mr. George Davidson, a well known Deer Flat farmer Mon day. "We all want to trade her e and with half a chance we will all trade here, but business men will have to wake up or many of us will not. Per sonally, 1 like Caldwell and the people of Caldwell, but there is no question but that the farmer can do better, both in buying and in selling at other points. There is no use in hiding the facts. They rxist and are known to all farmers living in the country tri butary to Caldwell." Mr. Davidson is one of the farmers who would like to see Caldwell come into its own He is interested in the town and hopes to see the business men awak,. to their opportunities He thinks The Tribune has already done Caldwell a world of good by giving public expression to some facts. "The conditions should he changed and can be changed," continued Mr Davidson. "There is no reason why Caldwell should not maintain the position of pre-eminence she has held for over a quarter of a century." Presbyterian Church Rev. A. C. Evaus of Gooding will preach in the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning and evening. Mr. Evans comes as a candidate Ho is a young man of promise and is highly recommended. There should be a large and representative gather ing to hear and greet him. Two Accused of Theft. Clarence Mnrohv and Ed Benson «•ere arrested WednVsdav morning by Sheriff George W. Froman upon in structions from the shariff of Payette county upon the charge of stealing a number of horse collars. The collars were alleged to have, been stolen at New Plymouth and sold at Payette. WANTED—About 2 dozen White Orpington or Plymouth Rock liens. Inquire Tribune office. 1-24 new phone rates are now in effect Changes Ordered by Postmaster Gen eral Took Effect Tuesday Morn ing—Night Calls Are Low. At 12 o'clock Monday night the new telephone toll rates went into effect throughout the country. These new rates were made by Postmaster Gen eral Burleson who is operating the telephone lines by direction of Presi dent Wilson. Under the new rates as announced there is a charge of 6'/i cents a mile air line mileage with half the day rate for night service up to 12 o'clock and one-fourth of the day rate between midnight and 4:30 a. m. Manager Beatty of the Caldwell ex change states that the nfw rates ar a reduction as the present basic rate is 8 cents per mile. The reduction for night service is an attempt to dis tribute the load more evenly through out the day. The new rates obtain throughout the country and wher once understood will be liked by the public. 'Where the toll charge is less than 25 cents there can be no part? to party call. For instance there can be no call made for a particular person at Xampa. Mr. Beatty says that Dis trict Manager F. B. Jones explains th e new rates as follows: "This is really a reduction in thc telephone rates, as the charge hereto fore has been 8 cents per air line mile, whereas it now is reduced to 6'4 mills "This whole rearrangement," said Mr Jones, "is an effort to standardize all long distance rates throughout the United St- tes and has no effect upon local calls." Party -Calls Higher. "In tddition to the ô'j cents per air line mile there is a 25 per cent ill J crease," explained Mr. Jones, "when the call is n't in for a particular party. However, no 'person to person' call will be accepted where the 's'a tion to station' call is 1-ss than 15 cents. Night Rates Reduced. "We • r- pi,IV " said Mr. Tones "to educate the public to use the lone distance phone and are s '-indard 'Z 'n :■ our rates throughout th^ • United Stars s'i that calls will be the sam" from iny point. The different rates for different hours is apt to be con fusing at first, but is really quite sim ple. A call from New York to San Francisco will cost $16 during the day time, but after 8:30 o'clock in the evening the same call will only be $<* up to midnight and after midnight and prior to 4:30 o'clock in the morn ing the call will be just $4. This is an effort to distribute the load of calls more evenly throughout the 24 hours. On long calls there is of course a change in time, but the time at that point where the call originates is that which is taken. John Ross Laid to Rest. Funeral services were held at Par ma Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for John Ross, one of the pioneer citizens of the Boise valley and father of C. Ben Ross, chairman of the board of county commissioners, who died at his home at Pocatello the first of the week. The deceased settled in Idaho in 1862 and was prominently identified with the mining development of the state at Rocky Bar in the early sixties. Held on Fraud Charge. Phil Harris, who resides near Nam pa, was arrested Tuesday night upon the charge of selling mortgaged property. He was released under a bond of $500 for his appearance at a preliminary hearing to be held before Probate Judbc S. Be,, Dunlap. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Oakes, Jr., started work on a new residence this week. The nc whousc will be of the bungalow type on Cleveland Boule vard near the College. Nineteen Has June in Mid-Winter v The "When he comeM back" moments are arriving very taat now M big transports enter Atlantic ports, loaded tojhe rails with gallant Tank warriors. This means wedding bells In merry tune as promises are kept. Therefore our "June" this year comes in mid-winter Here la exclusive winter fashion in bride's gown and veil In the photo of Mrs. Chrtrle» Gordon-Fellowes, bride of Lieutenant Charles Fel lowes of the British navy. The groom was stationed at Waahington during the laat year. * The bride was Miss Sarah Price Collier. - odd fei lows plan 10 build home Secretary Home Says Board of Home Trustees Have Power to Com mence Building Operations. It is the plan of the Odd Fellows to biuld their new home for orphans and the aged members of the order this year. The building of the home was thoroughly discussed at th e meting of the Grand Lodge at Boise. The home will be a three-story brick and stone building of sufficient size to accommodate 40 or 50 aged people as well as the administration offices of the Idaho branch of the Independ ent Order of Odd Fellows, will be erected at Caldwll seme time within the next year, if the board of home trustees of the organization are suc cessful in-the efforts which they are to make towards its erection. "The board of home trutees has full power to act," says Presley B. Home of Caldwell, secretary of the Odd Fellows of Idaho, "and every ef fort will be made to have the admin istration building erected this year No definite plans, however, have been drawn up as yet, and we are uncertain as to just what fprm the home for tli" aged, infirm members of the Odd Fellows and their orphan children will take. We may extend the admin istration building, or we may establish a cottage colony scheme. "The society has approximately SI00.000 on hand at the present time for the building, and when completed we plan to have the kitchens, dining rooms and dormitories for the aged people in it as well as the administra tion offices of the secretary and the superintendent." Those on the board of home trus tees for the year 1919 are as follows: Tohn P. Isaacs of Spirit Lake, chair man; and Montie B. Gwinn of Boise, Prank Martin of Boise, W. A. Coug hanour of Payette. Thomas E. Buck nrr of Caldwell, Mrs. Sarah P. Dris •Oll of Pavet'e and Mrs. D. M. Stokes berrv of Emniett. ARMENIAN SYRIAN DR T VF. STARTED YESTERDAY HF.RF F. J. Wamsley in Citv Monday Making Preliminary Preparations $4000.00 for the County. Yesterday the campaign far tlfe relief of the peoples of western Asia, the Armenians, Syrians, Persians, Greeks and Jews, was started in Can yon county. The total amount to be raised in the United States is $30,000, 000. Idaho's portion of this great sum is $75,000.00. Canyon county is ex pected to raise $4000.00. Mr. F. J. Wamsley of Parma, coun ty director of the drive, was in the city Monday for the purpose of ap pointing committees and making" other arrangements for the drive. Mr. Wamsley stated that he was confident Canyon county would raise her ap portionment of the fund without much trouble. This drive in Idaho has not been well organized but Director Mc Cracken is now getting the state lined up and # the state will come through. NAMPA COUNTY WOULD TAKE PARTS OF THREE COUNTIES Canyon, Ada and Owyhee to Give Territory to New County With Nampa as County Seat. Nampa county, as proposed this year, will take portions of Canyon, Ada and Owyhee counties. The boundaries of the proposed county in clude the Kuna section of Ada: the Gem district and the eastern portion of Owyhee county i and that sction of Canyon south and cast of Midway. A bill to provide for the new county has made its appearance in the legis lature. TARR ELECTED PRESIDENT SHORTHORN ASSOCIATION Well Known Fargo Farmer Elected to Place of Honor—Name of Or ganization Changed. The annual meeting of the Canyon County Pure Bred Shorthorn Cattle Breeders' association was held in Caldwell Saturday. At this meeting Mr. Thos. W. Tarr of Fargo was elected president of the association. Mr. S. G. Tucker of Notus was elected vice president; Chas. Howard of Cald well, secretary-treasurer; H. W. Dor man of Caldwell, V. D. Hannah and Douglas Stafford of Notus, and Wil liam Florence of Meridian, directors. It was desided at the meeting to change the name to the Boise Valley Purebred Shorthorn Breeders' asso ciation. It was also determined by the asso ciation to give enthusiastic support and encouragement to the organiza tion of purebred calf clubs for boys and girls. To increase and improve the herds of the valley are among the chief purposes of the association. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Oakes have moved into th c residence at the cor ner of Kimball and Everett. Mrs. Alice White is very sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Erickson. She has pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Erickson and children were sick with the influenza but are now fully recovered. LINVILLE BAKER WRITES SISTER FROM ENGLAND Harsley Hants, Eng., Dec. 20.— Dear Sister: Today while I was loaf ing around the postofficc the orderlie tossed your letter out to me and I was certainly surprised. I sent you a card day before yesterday but since I got the letter I thought that I had better write. It was written Novem ber 14. May wrote November 13 and I got it two weeks ago, but that often happens as the letters probably take different routes. Your letter was the fifth I have had from the states and it was certainly a relief to find out that Maggie didn't have the flu or pneumonia as I had supposed. In September it was fierce here but didn't last long, and I am certainly glad to hear that it has abated in the states. We are at present preparing to evacuate the camp here and I guess in a few days we will be going some where—France maybe. The work- here will be turned over to the British Yesterday afternoon some of us guys went to Winchester and visited Westgate, the cathedral, Wolsley Pal ace and some of the old houses, walls and roads built by the Romans. Some of the work was done B. C. In the Westgate they have the horn which summoned the members of parliament over seven hundred years ago. (Win chester was the capital of England for over three hundrd yearsV There are also some planks and timbers taken from the Norman ship which was sunk by King Alfred the Great in 877. I would just as soon believe they were over a thousand vears old as not. The chair which Qu"en Marv sat in at her wedding is in the cathed ral. Well it would take a month to tell you half of the things we saw. but will tell you thc rest some other time. I think we will have a chance to visit London before we leave here. The convov Wf were in broke up near Ailsa Craig and the Scanrana vian went to Glascow. We were there about a day and a half. Our train stopped for a while at Carlisle and Clifford but not at London Say if you take anv pictures or have anv extra ones, send them over. I will send vou one wh-n I get tim* You wouldn't know me though ' weich a Tittle over '70 rounds. W"" I must close, haping that this letter finds vou well and readv to eelehrute Xmas. LINVILLE. Woman's Relief Corps—Attention! The next regular meting of the corps will occur on February 1st, at 2:30 p. m. at the Armory ou Main St. All members are cordially invited to attend. At thc meeting held Saturday, Jan uary 18, the officers for 1919 were installed as follows: President, Mina Butler; S. V. P., Celcstia Lybolt; J. V. P., Julia Smith; treasurer, Besse McConnel; Cond., Cora Combs; Asst. Cond., Mala Caldwell; Chap., Clara McC.ro: secretary, Clara Kimple; guard, Daisy McNair; musician, Bess Price: color bearers, 1, Laura Starcher 2, Mary Rhodes 3, Mrs. Bertsch 4, Mrs. Jackson. New Tractor on Market. J. B. Bcdwell, agent for southern Idaho for Wallis tractors and J. 1. Case implements, was in the city frcm Bois yesterday. Mr. Bcdwell will soe- have a carload of tractors at Boise and he invites the farmers to investigate them. The Wallis "Cub Junior" trac tor is an all steel, dust proof tractor, years ahead of its time. Announce ments of the tractor will be found in The Tribune later.—Adv. Caldwell's Quota is $1500.00 Caldwell's eucta for the relief of the peoples of Asia Minor is $1500.00 I so Campaign Manager Wamsley an | »ounces. Mr. II. 11. Hayman has been ; appointed city campaign manager. I The quota of other Canyon county communities are: Namp'i $1500 00; Parma, $550(XI; Wilder, $250.00; Mid dleton. $200.00. I Th > total amount to he raised throughout the country is $30,000000 Idaho's quota is $75,000.00; and Can lyon county's $4000.00. in creeps m iib6 or eagles Henry Ford, Shipbuilder, a Failure Attends to Financial End of Industry. "Millions of dollars—fifty at the very least—is thc price the navy is going to pay for refusing to confess publicly the failure of Henry Ford's Eagle-boat program and abandon it," says the Daily Ifron Trade and Metal Market Report in its issue of Decem ber 26, 1918, in the first of a series of articles on the Ford Eagles. The trti cles are much too long for detailed reproduction, but a few choice cut tings from them doubtless will prove interesting, as well as enlightening, to readers of The National Republican. For the wealth of information they contain, the articles have been re ferred by the L 7 nited States Senate to the Committee on Naval Affairs for its inquisitorial consideration. "With the signing of the armistice and the interning of the enemy's U boats in British and Italian harbors," continues the Iron Trade and Metal Market Report, "the primary objec tive of these $550,000, 200-foot steel craft being built by Ford has been at tained. "For patrol and gunboat duty in peace time they are next to impos sible by reason of their excessive maintenance and operating charges. In fact, high officials of the Navy de partment themselves have admitted they will not be needed 'until the next^ war.' "But the only concess'on the navy has made so far. and the onlv on" it flatly declares it will make hi« been to pare the program from 60 Eagles to 40 On the face of it this is a generous reduction of 40 per cent, but considering that the turbines, boilers, and auxiliaries for the entire 100 have been built and practically all of the plates rolled and punched, the appar ent reduction of 40 per cent shrinks to a bare 10. And the $33 000000 the navv is to pav for submarine chasers in peace time is only the start. Never Had a Chance. "Whether the Eagles which Ford undertook to construct with great flourish and blare of trumpets as his chief contribution to the winning of the war, are good or poor boats from the standpoint of design is still a mat ter of opinion. It is fact—not opin ion—that the highly touted Ford or ganization crumpled when it attempt ed the beats, and never gave them a chance to show. "Had the late candidate for the senate lived up to his contract, 93 Eagles would have been completed and in commission by December 15. As a matter of fact, exactly seven had been completed by that date— three being in New London, Conn., and four somewhere between Detroit and New London—and of these seven six were rushed to the coast leaking and generally incomplete to get them out before the freeze. "Entirely responsible for this as« founding delay, after giving due con sideration to the handicaps under which a navy contractor works, and blotting out whatever defects there may have been in design, is the in ability of Henry Ford's mechanics to turn themselves into successful ship builders. On one charge alone—that of diveting—thev stand condemned. The first Eagle leaked badly, and not until she was electrically welded did she become water-tight. In turbines and auxiliaries Henrv Ford showed som» degree of skill, but in hulls none. And this at a time when the world's greatest need was for craft for corn gating the submarine menace! Is Winning Every Way. "This failure, an outstanding one indeed, has not been at Henrv Ford's expense. Not one nennv has he lost.' not one penny will he No matter what the outcome of th~ Fagle-ihnnt nrogram. even be it «•bo'l" TKaidor^d tomnrrfwr hi* nrofi's «fnd •<-> run in'n |.t,« On evxrv F>"1e m-u :* ! ♦ Vi n nivv ic j ^îm n oro^i* r\f *>0 000 |Tn ev#»nt r»nv of the hoits aro not j ho is to r**c*ive a«*tu*1 cost plus 10 ner cent. For the construc tion of the Fa^le plnnt on th o Rïv#»r Rou?e south**»*«* of Octroi* r.n V 0"'n«»^ Fnrrl ♦Vio nivv OVTV floMnr— \ry rOII'lH numbers Anrl nnH^r t^îs crsr\*r~> i Ford will tok* over this I mnornïfîcont ^O0 000 \vorW at v'r j ourn f io™r<* for C>n ~ W« c ryry* tf. „Î « -, *1 V r»r nocsîMv ♦ ore AH »hi, ; n fh » fVP of h]* vn 1 itn+irilv nnpotitvAral d«*f*1nmtion he not accept one dollar in war rrofi*s! 44 All *\*\ q o^mKinrd with th* tnvv'g rnf»içn| to eilt «hrrt pA«c»ritr"»ion Inotriç i»r» r»s l^ic^^St of thn "*ar. De r: r ~,i v W~ro o-;ti n.*.| •!>,» Wtp«' nol|n*|ng cru noun -p i formance would he accepted ns one of fortan#»«; p.f wnr "R u t wtien the navv insists upon adhering to n tvpe I of ho^t that is desiened primarilv for swe^nine the seas of IT-hoats—«'hi^h 'now are no more—and that adruit tedlv is too costlv for anyilnrv »Sen -«et I (Continued on Last Page)