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VOL- 36. NO. 15. CALDWELL, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1919. WEEKLY, $2.00 PER YEAR. ■f AGAIN IK SHUE RIVER BRIDGE Insists Froman Ferry Site Will Serve Greatest Number of People and Must Be Steceted in End. Editor Caldwell Tribune: In your last issue I note where the Nampa Ferry Bridge supporters held a mass meeting at the Sunny Slope school house, with people from River side, the southeast part of the Gem District, Sunny Slope and other com munities. And that they unanimously passed resolutions commending the good judgment of the Highway com missioners, the Canyon County com missioners and others for locating the bridge at Pickle Butte, which is about one -half mile from Nampa Ferry, and for taking upon themselvtfs to criticise the site selected for the new Snake river bridge. Also condemning a few self centered men for'opposing their action. Also that it is their unani mous judgment that the location will serve the most people in a practicable way. Now, Editor Davis, if you will allow me space I will give your readers some facts regarding this bridge mat ter. In the first place the people of Canyon county voted bonds for a bridge to be located at or near Fro man Ferry, and that the location was to be decided upon by the Highway commissioners. This is the law which any one can look up that feels inter ested, and at this time there is nothing to show in the minutes of the State Highway commissioners proceedings that they have permanently selected the site. However, it seems that the Canyon County commissioners and others have selected th e site up close to the Nampa Ferry or Pickle Butte, which is within three quarters of a mile of the ferry. Now if tljis bridge site is already located as they claim it is, wh V- are they so desperately busy pulling off hand picked mass meetings and passing resolutions to present to the people who have the authority of se lecting the bridge site? The Sunny Slope mass meeting was absolutely controlled by people from Riverside and the southeast part of the Gem district. It seems one of the most interested men in the crowd was Mr. Clyde C. Gilbert, chairman on the resolution committee, who lives on his wife's homestead, south haif ot the northwest quarter, section 26-3-4, within two miles of the Nampa Ferry and the new townsite. Now if those people are honest in their contention why don't they come out and tell the public why th e Nampa Ferry location is the best?" Why don't they tell them that the expense is no more than at the Froman Ferry? Why don't they tell them that thereJs more people living close to the Nampa Ferr v than there is at the Froman Ferry? Why don't they tell them that the grade from the Nampa Ferry to Caldwell, the Deer Flat and the Greenleaf countries ar e as good and better than they are from the Fro man Ferry. These are the three items that the people of Canyon County are mostly interested in. The facts are that the estimated cost of the Nampa Ferry site is $15,000.00 more than the estimated cost at "the Froman Ferry. In order to get a good respectable grade north from the Nampa Ferry bridge to Huston and Greenleaf and surrounding countries it will cost at least $7000.00. Also to get a good grade from Nampa Ferry up the reser voir will cost another $7000.00 or $8000.00. As to the conveniences for the greater number of people, ther e is but a small settlement close to the Nampa Ferry bridge site on account °' nigh and mountainous country, while th e country surrounding the r roman Ferry on botTi sides is thickly settled with gcipd grades and graveled roads. Again, if the people had of voted for a bridge at or near the Nampa Ferry, instead of at or near the Froman rerry, does any on e think that the bonds would carry? Those are the main points in locating this three ALEX SIGHS NO MORE FOR BASEBALL WORLD Alexander the Great has Quit Europe. That's tho reason Chi «-'«wo bjueball fans rejolca. Ala* tho fatuous pltchsr and the war ««'I'artment has given htm hla honorable discharge that ha may stitrt the season. with tha Cuba. If the hardships ot war km»« n . 0 . 1 sapped the cunning of tha f' tc h* r '» «rest arm-vit looks Ilk* the Cubs will Mtäa wte, " bridge. It is not this straw vote that they tell us so much about oc the packed mass meetings nor is it the scare that they are trying to create by telling us that if we don't keep quiet the bridge will not be built. Now if there is any one so weak in the head that he thinks that this bridge is not going to be built, I would advise him to invest in a bottle of Tanlac, for the bridge will be built. The money is ap propriated for it, and it is now- only a matter of locating same. However, should they succeed in bringing pres sure enough to bear on the proper au thorities to have the bridge located near the Nampa Ferry, then it will be up to the courts to decide on the loca tion, which of course will cause a delay. Another item to show how unfair they are in this matter, the middle bridge site due east from Claytonia with an estimated cost of $54,000 00 or $11,000.00 less than the Nampa Ferry site, besides eliminating the grade up by Lizzard Butte on the road leading north from the bridge at a cost of ap proximately $7,000.00, and the grade from Nampa Ferry to tho dam from $7,000.00 to $8,000.00. Now they even refuse to consider this site which we would be willing to compromise on. A bridge in the middle site would eliminate both ferries. But it seems that the new townsite, and the Nampa dream of having the equalizer of the reservoir bridged so that they could hold the trade from th e Riverside country and the Gem District, and eventually connect the Gem District to the new county of Nampa. This is surely a great combination for trade at the expense of the taxpayers and the inconveniences of the majority of people. D. G. RUBY V DEMONSTRATIONS ON CLOTHING PROBLEMS Miss Georgia Belle Elwell, clothing specialist of the Extension Division of the University of Idaho, will be in Caldwell next week for a series of lec tures and demonstrations on clothing problems On April 8-9 she will give two public demonstrations in the For ward Club rooms. The first afternoon will be given over tö a demonstration of renovating and dyeing of materials, the second day to the selection and making of children's clothing. For renovating, garments and materials will b e chosen to illustrate the method of freshening and cleaning all classes of materials. Simple dyeing methods will be demon strated. Some of the points which will be brought out that afternoon will be: 1. Dry Cleaning: A delicate waist, a taffeta dress, a wool skirt. These will illustrate many points, such as economical use of cleaning materials, methods of handling, dying and press ing of different materials. 2. Cleaning and ritting corset. 3. Sponging and pressing woolen cloth to raise nap. 4. Steaming velvety 5. Removal of printing and bleach ing floru sacks. 6. Simple dyeing methods. If there is time other problems of renovating will be demonstrated and all other problems will be discussed which may be brought up at this time. On the second day children's cloth ing will be presented from the stand point of selection for health, dura bility, appropriateness and attractive ness. The choosing of patterns and materials will be discussed, as well as the making of garments and the triming of them. Miss Elwell will have with her many very attractive little garments with which to illus trate these points, and she will be glad also to answer any questions mothers may bring to th e meeting. No doubt many others questions may arise at both of these meetings relative to other subjects and prob lems of clothing of the members of the family. Miss Elwell comes to Caldwell through the Canyon County Farm Bu reau at the request of the Forward Club. ' The meetings will be held in the Forward Club rooms at the Car negie Library. The ladies of the For ward Club have arranged that these meetings shall be for the women not only of Caldwell but of all the sur rounding communities. F.very one who is interested is earnestly request ed to attend. Remember the dates and subjects and arrange your work so you ma v conic in. April 8—Renovating and dyeing April 9 s —Children's Gothing. Some of the Nampa ferry bridge supporters are quietly telling you to help us get this bridge and later on w c will help you get one. Don't be fooled Homedale will oppose It in order to keep their people away from Caldwell Riverside will oppose it in order to hold the trade for their new county seat. Nampa will oppose it unless we would tie up with them on bridging the reservoir, and the people would stand for this expense of at least three hundred thousand, and it would most llkelv«come up when we would have candidates for county com missioners that would be asked to make the usual promises, and again from fh action taken in the Commercial club rooms a few weeks ago favoring th Nampa site we would have some very active members opposing it. Get busy and get the bridge that von voted bonds for at the last rlectioij. Don he fooled into being a cat's paw for them.—D. G. Ruby.—Adv. Pete Patton opened his lunch conn ter and restaurant on Kimball yest day. W. R. Sebree is at Salt Lake City this week on business» REPUBLICAN LEADERS FOR NEXT CONGRESS HMXX.0 KNUTSOM 8 B oise tew» F rank W.MoHom Hawr cawt Lowe There was more or 1 ms upset to dop« In the Republican plans of reorganisation (or tho now Congress The selection of T W Mondeii ot Wyoming as floor leader after James K. Mann had been sleeted and resigned was one of the big surprises. Harold Knutson of Minne sota will be the party whip, while 8enator Henry Cabot Lodge will be the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and Bols« Pen ro es of Psuuylranla will be chairman of ths Finance Committee M. B. GWINN AT HEAD OF CALDWELL WILL HAVE BEST BAND IN STATE Named by Directors to Succeed Gov ernor Davis, Who Resigned on Account of State Office. Montie B. Gwinn of Boise has been elected president of the Idaho State Bankers association to succeed D. W. Davis, who resigned on account of his duties as governor of Idaho. Mr. Gwinn was elected by the directors of the association. For many years Mr. Gwinn has been connected with banking in this state and also in Oregon. For 12 years he was associated with How ard Sebree of the First National bank of Caldwell. It was there that he laid the foundation for his banking career, as # well as for other business activ ities in which he has been engaged. Mr. Sebree was regarded as one of the best posted banking men in the coun try, and Mr. Gwinn was given the full est advantages under his direction, says the Capital News. Later Mr. Gwin joined former GovernoHSteunenberg and Judge John C. Rice in the Caldwell Bank & Trust company. Banker in Pendleton. In 1905 Mr. Gwinn went to Pendle ton, Oregon, and with others secOred control of the American Natiônal bank, one of the strong institutions of that section. It was during his residence in Ore gon "that Mr. Gwinn was named as 2 committee from the general executive committee of the Oregon Bankers as sociation to assist in amending the banking laws of that state and it was partially in recognition of the service he then performed that he was made president of the Oregon Banking as sociation, serving during 1907-8. First National Director. Mr. Gwinn returned to Idaho several years ago and upon the invitation of the late C. W. Moore, head of the First National bank of Idaho, recog nized as one of the best bankers in the northwest, he became a director^ and is still serving in that capacity. fln addition to his banking connec tions. Mr. Gwinn has'been interested in livestock and farming enterprises and he has also found time to devote his energies and ability to all the war activities in this state and more no tably the Liberty loan campaigns. He, w^s connected with all of them .and was chairman of th c fourth loan \nd, although desiring to retire, he ac cepted the chairmanship for the pres ent Idaho loan drive at the urgent in sistence of the managers of the Twelfth reserve district. FRANK SOPER PASSED AWAY VERY SUDDENLY Had Been Unwell Since Suffering At tack of Influents—Survived by Wife and Children. Frank E. Soper, well known busi ■ss man of Caldwell, di«d Sunday evening. Mr. Soper sustaliWd an at tack of the influenza some time ago from which he never fully recovei'M More recently he underwent an opera tion for appendicitis but it was too late to save him. Mr. Soper was about 37 years of age. He is survived by his wife, three children and other celatives. The funeral was held from thc % fami ly residence Wednesday. The services were under the auspices pf the Odd Fellows. The Rev. F. L. Cook con ducted the services. Interment was at Canvon Hill cemetery. BRESHEARS HEADS NEW STATE CONSTABULARY Former Sheriff of County Pieced st Hesd of Law Enforcement— Capable Man for Position. Frank M. Breshears, former sheriff of Canyon county, was this week ap pointed the head officer of the new state constabulary to be organized under the provisions of a law passed by the last legislature. Mr. Breshears is an experienced peace officer and will without dpubt, fill the office with satisfaction to the entire state. Talented Leader Secured—Musicians of Ability Enlisted—First Appearance April 15th. Caldwell in 'Vears past has always been noted for having the best band in the state, and judging from the per sonel of the reorganization and the large membership and the interest that is being displayed by the members, we do not hesitate in informing our read ers that Caldwell will again in the near future have the winning brass band in the state. In early February the following named band men effected an organiza tion. One of the strongest articles in their by-laws reads, that they have or ganized for the purpose of encourag ing the study of music and to provide an organization capable of supplying Caldwell with music of a high class, suitable for all purposes in the line of brass and reed capabilities. The charter members are: Joe Kahn, Près.; H. W. Dorman, Treas. : Stanley Kahn, Secy.; Frank Holgate, Fred Goette, H. K. Ostland, C. L. McAdams, Frank Simon, N. C. Gor don, Earl Burris, Ammon C. Potter, O. Royce, Roy Hartenbower, Claud Burris. Ed Williams, Duk e Anderson, Van C. Kirkpatrick, Henry Dorman, Jr., Emil Shorb, Harry G. Chappell, Lee Chappell and D. Cleaver. Mr. W. Schlofman, recently of Texas, has been employed as director and instructor. Mr. Schlofman is an accomplished cornetist and has had much experience in directorship of bands, and comes to us highly recom mended as a band master. The band has been having two re hearsals a week and have just received a lot of new and popular music. They will make their first appearance April 15, and we predict Caldwell will on that day be favored with first class music. Red Cross Notes. Knhters are very much needed to finish the children's stockings, scarfs and sweaters needed by the Red Cross. Every one who owns knitting needles is urged to knit feet to at least two pairs of stockings. The legs are knitted on the machine and two evening's work, or three at the out side, will finish one pair. Caldwell chapter has never yet failed to fill its quota and we do not want to be remiss in this, the last call upon us. Put aside the crocheting for a little while longer and help on this kpitting. The Red Cross officials are well posted on the needs of the refugee^ and we may be sur e these articles would not be asked for unless they were needed Mrs. Harding is at the rooms Wedncs day and Friday. Our last allotment of sewing has been received and is ready for distribution at thr Red Cross rooms. Come on Wednesday or Friday and take some home. The garments arc simply made and we shall soon have them finished if helpers will volunteer. From headquarters comcs-the infor mation that all Red Cross workers who have served eight hundred hours are entitled to a Red Cross Service pin. Application can be made to Mrs. Gordon, chairman of the sewing de partment; to Mrs. Harding, chairman of the knitting department: to Mrs. Breshears, chairman of Civilian Re lief. Mrs. Fred Boyes has thc records of the surgical dressing department. Those entitled to a pin please report to Mrs. Fred Boyes as soon as pos sible: Pocahontas Chsptèr D. A. R. The April meeting of the Pocahont as Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Sat urday afternoon, April 5. at the home of Mrs. Earl Wheeler, 406 Cleveland Boulevard. At 2 o'clock the business meeting will be held, after which a social hour will be enjoyed. G. Louise Riddle, Secretary. Attorney Clarence Hill was at Boise Tuesday on lagal business. * NOTICE LIBERTY CHORUS * The Liberty Chorus is ex pected to sing at the exercises Tuesday afternoon, April 15th in honor of the returned sol dier boys. A rehearsal for this is set for Friday night of this ccw. April 4th, at the Metho dist church, 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Beale, the director, desires a full attendance of chrous mem bers. COMMITTEE MEETING OF FORWARD CLUB MONDAY Order of Meeting Changed—District President WiU Be in Caldwell April 10th. An executive meeting of the For ward Club was held Monday, March 31, at which it was decided to chafngc thek order of meeting for next week somewhat. Mrs. Piper, of Jerome, thc district president, will be in Caldwell on Thursday, April 10th, and on that day the club will have its social hour and refreshments instead of on Tues day, the 8th, which is the regular day for meeting. On Tuesday and Wednesday April 8 and 9, Miss Elwell of the State Uni versity Extension department, will be at the club rooms to give her lectures and demonstrations on making and re modeling. cleaning, and dyeing of gar ments. The meeting on Tuesday will begin at 2 o'clock. The club members arc especially urged to attend as many of these meet ings as possible, for they will be found to be well worth while, and in every other town where Miss Elwell has spoken sh e has had large audiences. The hostess for Thursday, April 10, will be Mrs. Emery. t Letter From William Hawkes. (On the government freighter Pen secola, north of the Azores, moving toward Gibraltar.) We left New York January 29. First 200 miles out we had mine sweepers alongside, and they will be-put out again when we get into the Mediterranean, as that is a nest of mines. Last Thursday we ran into a stiff storm and in the early morning we were going round and round in order to work out of it, and keep with the wind. The sea was very heavy and before our hatch was battered down we shipped a lot of water. I was in the carpenter shop when the ship fitter, a Georgia "cracker," the carpen ter and the electrician bunk when we heard a snap and rattling and dis cussed what it could be, and in a few minutes we heard voices which called saying the steering chain had broken. W e all stumbled up stairs and the men proceeded to repair the damage, and took out the old chain and put in entire new one. Meanwhile the boat was guided by hand from the after well deck, eight men turning the big wheel there. The rudder is ordi narily run by an engine which is con trolled from the bridge. The cause of the trouble was a link which had never been properly welded; and here again we have the illustration of the weak link in the chain. Each day three of us are on what the army calls K. P. (kitchen police) and the navy calls "mess cooks." Tt is some job, too, with the roll and the waves breaking over the way for ward from the galley: there are two of us each day whonessist as "barracks orderly," cleaning up around the bunks. (Remember these are almost all college graduates.) Some of us have had good drenchings: the other day I thought I had a dandv place to sit and read on the two foot deck which runs in front >f the officers' cabins and I heard a rus.i on my right hand; a hasty glance showed m e a wall of water coming clear over the cabins and rushing through the nar row space between the cargo and lower quarters. Believe me. T tnrnfd my back to it; I rose to one foot and one knee and instantly put the book in front of me, and then I got it from head to foot and to the skin. Yester day one of the fellows had some canned stuff and fruit he was carrying up the ladder to the boat deck to some of the boys streched out there, when an immense wave cam" over him, about drowning him. and when it was gone he had nothing in his hands or his pockets, and was drenched even through his overcoat. The second day out those of us who needed it got our typhoid inoculation and as T had mine as far back as last May T had to take it over again, and we have coming inoculations for cholera and dissenterv Of course you can imagine how nicely these go with seasickness! Say—now and then a big lurch comes and away go dishes water pails, chairs, etc. sometimes mixing, slopring breaking (dishes ribs and shins.) Last night we had movies in the Quarters of the Engineers T» is thejr lounging and dining room The movie was "Leap to 'Fame." which T ran at Y No. 2 at Camp Fremont W- really had a nice moon last nicht and of course T said "Hello moon" for all who were looking at it. Each morn ing at 9:30 our clocks are set ahead 20 minutes, so we are about four hours different from New York. Free Illustrated Lecture. M S. Parker, field secretarv of Idaho Anti-Tuberculosis Association, will give a free illustrated health lec ture in Caldwell Tuesday evening, April 8th. Thc public is invited. COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES DAY'S PROGRAM Soldiers and Sailors Will Be Guests of Honor—Splendid Enter tainment and Great Feed. Thc entertainment committee of the Caldwell Commercial club now an nounce the program of the day for the big celebration given in honor of the soldiers and sailors April 15th. This committee, consisting of J. S. Harring ton, chairman; E. M. Rendort, F. T. Feuling, Judge Ed L. Bryan and John G. Flynn, have arranged a splendid program for the occasion consisting of entertainment by music and address, band concerts, parades, dance and ban quet. Day's Program. The program of the day as an nounced follows: Parade at 1 o'clock p. m. to form at corner of 6th and Main streets, march to 9th and Main and counter back to Liberty Hall. Order of march: Caldwell Munici pal band, soldiers, sailors and Marines. Caldwell Chapter American Red Cross, Boy Scouts in charge of Rev. Cook, members of the G. A. R. led by fife and drum crops. Woman's Relief Corps, Daughters of American Revo lution, citizens of Caldwell and com munity. Muisc by Caldwell Municipal band. Song by Liberty Chorus. Music by G. A. R. Fife and Drum Corps. Address of wecome b v Hon. Ed L. Bryan. Response by Captain Dan F. Banks. Song by Liberty Chorus. Address by Hon. J. H. Gipson, Ex periences in Red Cross work in France. Concert by Caldwell Municipal band during which time all citizens will mingle with and extend a hearty wel come to all returned boys. Dinner at M. E. Church for soldiers, sailors and Marines, exclusively, promply at 6:30. Service by special committe from the Red Cross. Menu. Oyster Soup Wafers Olives Radishes Celery Pickles Chicken Pie Creamed Peas and Carrots in timbals Mashed Potatoes Gravy Bread Butter Neapolitan-Fruit Salad Cheese Wafers Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Cake Angel Food Mints Nuts Coffee ' Cigars Favors—Souvenir Programs of days Entertainment. During Dinner. Quartet—A. A. Binford, D. M. Shearer, Arthur Westrope, Paul Mur phy. Reading—Mrs. Maybell M. Allen. Reading—Miss Margaret Graves. Dance on the Caldwell Commercial club dance floor in front of Liberty Hall at 8:30. Music bv Caldwell Municipal band. BEGINNING OF END OF BOISE RIVER WATER CASE Famed Irrigation Case Nears Finish; Has Been in Courts for Fifteen Years. Judge Ed L. Bryan of the Seventh judicial district court has announced that proof in the case of the Farmers Co-operative Ditch Co., against the Riverside Irrigation district will be completed May 5. This case has been pending in the courts for more than 15 years and is one of-thc most im portant cases which has ever come up in the courts of southern Idaho, as it pertains to the duties of irrigation water throughout the Bois»- valley and embodies the essential points in con troversy in the famous Stewart decree case. As will be recalled this decree was handed down by the late Chief Justice George Stewart of the last supreme court, when he was justice of Ada county county district court. When Tom, the fat man, gets to selling lots in the new Riverside town site on the strength of it being a county seat town, both Momedale and Nampa will think that they have had one put over on them and possibly our Commercial club will wake up. So let her buck at or near the Nampa Ferry.—Adv. OUTSIDER* WILL BE CLERK OF HOUSE äs - William Tyler Page will t*s the. «tork ot tka House of Reprtsent Iree te tka next Congress, Ha one ot tka law meq not a mem r of Congreaa «ver appointe* to tha »tea*.