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VOL. 41. NO. 2.
Smaller Farms and More
Condenced P r o d u cts
Urged by Immigration
Commissioner in report
Idaho is by no means at the end
of her development, O. H. Harber,
state commissioner of immigration,
points out in his bi-ennial report, just
off the press. While progress has
been halted, the report points out,
Idaho is undergoing a change in
the trend of development that will
densed and more valuable products.
Excerpts fr6m Mr. Barber's sum
mary follows
"There has not been a time in Ida
ho in many years when well im
proved, highly productive farms could
be purchased for so little nor on such
liberal terms as now. Nor has there
been a time when they provided a
safer or more profitable investment
for idle capital.
"Long months of trying conditions
both here and elsewhere, have dis
heartened many. Values of land
and most other forms of property
have greatly declined. Producers
have been the heaviest losers, but
few have entirely escaped the blight
ing effects of a world wide upheaval.
Decreased incomes and falling prop
erty values, contrasted with those pre
vailing during a considerable pe
riod of inflation, have caused quite
general dissatisfaction and unrest. Not
all is gloom and despair, however.
While other classes of farm operat
ors have been sorely pressed, the
dairyman has not been much dis
turbed. Crops and live stock have
shown an average decline of about
50 per cent. Dairy products have de
clined only about 25 per cent and the
decline has b een largely offset by
lowered costs of production. Dairy
men have a steady income. Their
bank account is active. They are
paying their way and adding to their
wealth. They are able to purchase
lands we have for sale and have the
experience we most need. A rapid
return to prosperity depends much
upon our ability to impress them with
our dairying opportunities.
Development Changed
"While progress has been halted,
Idaho is not at the end of her de
velopment. We may have to await
better financial conditions before new
large projects will be undertaken but
we are now undergoing a change in
the trend of development which will
cut up our large farms and stimulate
the production of Condensed and
more valuable products. Increased
transportation costs and demoralized
world markets both outgrowths
the war, have brought this change
about. If we would prosper, trans
portation costs must be reduced and
we must get more for the products
we turn off. A rapid growth of our
dairying, seed, poultry and other in
dustries which send condensed pro
ducts to market is bringing partial
relief. Eventually these industries
will go far toward permanently sol
ving our freight problem, which is
one of our greatest handicaps. The
regular freight charge from Idaho to
the central west on the hay required
to produce a carload of butter ap
proximntes $6,400 while the freight
on a car of butter it only about $450.
If wc can market our hay in a form
to save this freight charge it alone
means to a large number of our
farmers the difference between sue
cess and failure and to our business
institutions greater prosperity. The
freight to Chicago on alfalfa or do
ver seeds grown on an acre is from
$5 to $8, compared to about $100 for
potatoes yielding 150 sacks per acre
These facts point the way to the plac
ing of our agriculture on a sounder
basis, a partial solution of our freight
problem and car shortage and a re
turn of general prosperity.
Progress In Dairying
"One of the most potential acts of
development that has taken place in
Idaho for years was the bringing
here last August of recognized dai
rying experts, representatives of dai
ry breed associations and writers for
dairy journals. It has given Idaho
new and higher rating as a promis
Crime Wave Hits
Caldwell at Last
Well Known Business
Man Victim of Bold
Theft Sunday.
The crime wave has hit Caldwell 1
Sunday evening, Christmas eve. C
J. Westcott, sporting a new pair of
shoes that Santa had thoughtfully de'
livered a day in advance of the holi
day, found one of them to conflict
with Mr. Westcott's matuer ideas of
comfort. At the Commercial club he
removed the shoe, used it for a pil
low for protection from thieves and
enjoyed a comfortable evening's nap.
When he awakened the shoe had
disappeared. Information as to the
theft was broadcasted immediately by
Mr. Westcott. Instant co-operation
from other idlers at the Commercial
club was pledged and a diligent search
of the entire premises was made with
many prominent local business men
enthusiastically assisting the outraged
igid investigation failed to bring
the shoe to light, however, and Mr.
Westcott was compelled to hire it taxi
to get home and readorn his feet to
suit the outside weather conditions.
Federation Has
Great Meeting.
* 1 i I
Jr. Solomon Addresses
Burbank Women on
p ,
Members of the Canyon County I
Burbank Federation recently held a I
successful meeting at Lone Star I
schoolhouse with the Midway and I
Lone Star Parent-Teacher associations
as hostesses.
Immediately after the convening of
the business session at 11 o'clock a
committee consisting of Mesdames
Hamaker of Nampa, Bishop of Mid
dleton, and High of Lone Star was
appointed to work on thc revision of
the constitution. Mrs. Pierson gave
repot t on the executive board meet
ing. I
At noon a delicious luncheon was
served, after which the program I
scheduled for the occasion was given.
It proved a most interesting and in-1
structive program.
Dr. Solomon of the College of Ida-1
ho gave an inspiring talk on "The
Beauty of Happiness." lie said in I
"The beauty of happiness comes I
from the spirit. Happiness always
beautifies, so, if happiness makes
things beautiful, then there must be I
beauty in happiness. I
Love God truly in everything you |
do. It is your God-given right to
choose the happiness you want. You
may choose the joys that come from
God and you may not."
In speaking of age and care, he
said, "a face unfilled with care is a
blank, unwritten page."
After" his splendid talk, Mr. Nus-|thc
baum, supervisor of music in the
Nampa Public Schools, led thc feder
ation members in community singing,
later favoring thc gathering with two
vocal solos, rendered in his usual pleas
ing manner.
An orchestra of Lone Star and
ladies' quartet of Midway gave several
numbers which were highly apprcciat
d. Miss Knowlton, county superin
tendent and Mrs. Hamaker of Nampa,
each gave splendid talks on state-wide
school tax and legislative matters,
which were very instructive as the
federation is much interested in the
topics they discussed.
K. Vining received last wee kfrom
Germany a complete collection of
stamps and German paper money from
the 50 mark denomination down. 1 hey
werc collected by a youngster who
wants them converted into American
money thru the agency of some col
lectoro who might bc interested in
such an array of foreign money and
stamps. From the standpoint of ex
change values, the collection has only
a nominal value. But to a collector
it might be a prized possession.
Schools throughout the county
close for the holidays on December
28, to reopen Jan. 2, 1923.
Want "New Blood" In
fused Into Association
Board of Directors;
Elect Jorgenson.
CENTRAL COVE—A meeting was
held at the Community hall Thursday
evening in Central Cove to select a
candidate for director for the coming
year on the water users' association
board - J- V' J or S enson was thc un *
anb " ous choice,
There was also-a discussion on
cbanging some of the by-laws of the
association in which every one pres
ent took a Hvely part While Central
Cove has always been and from the
returns of the late district election
show ^ ve ry plainly they still are a
strong association community, they
f ee i t here should not only be some
changes made i„ the by-laws, but
thcrc should also be a good strong
in{usion Q f new b i 00 d on the board of
d ; rec t 0 rs
The main points under discussion
were the length of time the man chos
en for director should be imposed on.
After very little discussion it was dc
cided that two consecutive years was
thc extreme limit any man could rc
I asonably be expected to stand it, and
the by-laws should be changed to that
effect -
Another change they thought
(should be made was in Sec. 1; Article
4. Under the present by-laws the
I "board has the power to adopt, re
I peal, or amend any or all by-laws
I with-out the consent of the share
I holders." All present were decidedly
of the opinion that while this clause
may never be abused, there was no use
in placing such a temptation in the
way of any man—or set of men and
thought that clause should be taken
out. And then of course the "voting
by proxy" was brought up, and while
several plans for getting away irom
the objectionable points of the present
system were presented thc one by Mr.
I Kauffman received the most consid
eration. However no definite action
I was taken on it.
Another point we were very unani
mous on was now that the district
squabble was settled, we should all
make a real effort to get together—
Not however, like a bunch of cats and
I dogs—but each side give in some and
all work in real harmony for the gfrod
I of the project. These are just our
own ideas and if any one has others
W e would like to hear them and then
I when we go to the annual meeting we
I will be in shape to do something—and
| let'*, all go!
Charles Spinner, who was well
known in Caldwell business circles as
representative of a Boise whole
sale concern, died suddenly at his
home Tuesday morning from pneu
mouia, according to advices received
here early in thc day by local Elks of
which lodge Mr. Spinner was an act
''ve member.
Punchettes Author
Broadcasts Sermons
Rev. M. A. Matthews
Builds Radio Plant at
Seattle Church.
The Rev. M. A. Matthews, D. D„
I L. L. D., pastor of the First Presby
terian church at Seattle, and author of
"Punchettes," a popular feature of The
I Tribune, has erected a powerful broad
ca8ting station at his church in Seat
tle His regu | ar weekly sermons will
bc bro adca8ted, it is announced, and
lhc program should be clearly heard
I thruout this territory,
The meter length upon whicb the
serrno ns are to be broadcasted Jias not
been announced, pending, probably,
j official sanction for the sending sta
tion. The hours at which the ser
willlmons should be heard at 11 a. m. 3:00
p. m., and 7:30 p. m., (Pacific time)
|each Sunday.
Legislative Committee
Requests Help of Can
yon County Represent
atives for Bill.
"The present system of taxation for
school purposes in Idaho has proven
inadequate and*inequitable," declare
lesolurtions drafted by the legislative
committee of the Washington Parent
Teachers' association and which have
been sent to all members of the Can
yon county legislative body.
The resolutions point out:
"Whereas, The present system of
taxation for school purposes in fda
ho has proven inadequate and in
equitable for the financing of the
schools of Idaho, and
Whereas, The experiences of the
surrounding states have proven that
a state wide tax for schools is the
proper remedy for our' pr esent situ
"Be It Resolved, That we, parents
and teachers of the Washington school
Caldwell, Idaho, favor a statewide tax
for the support of schools in Idaho.
"We hereby tequest our representa
tives from Canyon county in the
coming session of the legislature to
give .their support to such a measure
and that copies of this resolution he
mailed to said representatives and to
the other parent-teacher association?
of the state."
This communication has also been
sent to Senators William E. Borah and
Frank Gooding advocating the pas
sage of the Sterling-Towner bill which
seeks to create a federal department
of education with a cabinet officer.
"Our Parent-Teachers' association of
the Washington school, Caldwell, Ida
ho, passed the following resolution:
"We, parents and teachers of this
association, hereby petition Honorable
William E. Borah and Honorable
Frank Gooding, our senators in con
gress, to give their support to thc
Sterling-Towner bill now in commit
tee in congres. We believe in this
measure as the very best that is now
offered in the way of a national edu
catonal program."
Canyon i County And
Her Schools.
Twenty-three schools contribute
$123.31 to th^ c hildren's home
Boise during the last month.
Eighteen schools have reported
membership of 1102 in the Junior
Red Cross. Pupils have earned their
membership in various ways, such as
service to the school, community
contributions to some charitable pur
pose and thc national children's fund
of thc Junior Red Cross.
The eighth grade state examination
will be given Januaor 17, 18 and 19.
There will be a meeting of school
trustees in Caldwell in the district
court room December 30, beginning
at 10:30 a. nt.
The Canyon school had thc high
est average of attendance for the
month of November the per cent be
ing 99.8. Those whose per cent
attendance was 98 or above were
North Mountain View, the smallest
school in the county, located in the
Black Canyon section, Miss Mabel
Dildine, teacher. The lower room of
Marble Front, taught by Miss Edna
Griffin; the lower room of Green
hurst, Mrs. Emma Anderson teach
er; Miss Apphia Robinson's room
Lone Tree and three rooms at Mid
dleton, those taught by Miss Virgin
ia Hall, Miss Hazel Harlan and Mrs
Marguerite Foote.
Health conditions have been gen
erally good with very few cases of
contagious disease.
Many programs and entertainments
were given and in some schools moil
cy was raised for special purposes,
such as purchasing equipment, pro
viding hot lunches, records, etc. lip
per Roswell school raised $14.15 by
its entertainment: Seism made $28.00;
The P. T. A., of the Bennett
school pr csented the primary room
with a beautiful flag.
Post Office Gives
Real Xmas. Service
Big. Volume of Holiday
Business Handled
Never in recent years have Caldwell
citizens received their Chrstnias mail
promptly and so expeditiously as
they did this year. J. B. Gowen, post
master, serving his first holiday sea
son in charge of the local office, mar
shalled his forces and kept a contin
uous array of holiiday cards and pack
ages flying to all parts of the city
their final destination. Another
precedent was broken when the of
fice was kept open almost continu
ously for delivery of packages for
those w ho called, despite 'the fact
that Sunday and Christmas day both
are holidays and the office force is
ordinarily maintained at a minimum.
Mr. Gowen himself worked at the
office at all hours of the day and
ight during the holiday rush to han
dle the tremendous amount of mail
which passed through the office. De
liveries were made by city carriers
on Sunday and Christmas day. Co
operation of all employees at the of
fice permitted this departure from the
usual routine, the .government mak
ing no provision for additional pay
for men who work overtime at -the
Basketball Squad Works
Hard During
iigh Quintet Out
For Winning Team
High school basket ball players have
been using the Christmas vacation per
iod to put in some hard licks to make
for lost time lost by virtue of a
late start. Practice has been held
every afternoon under the direction of
Coach R. M. Berry. Aden Hyde, who
coached the quintet last year, has
been helping smooth out the rough
Prospects which had the beginning
of the season looked good have taken
slump. The problem of developing
good defense is the chief worry of
Coach Berry. "Bo" Wasmer has been
working at guard with Pete Kimm
Marshall, who had been counted upon
for the floor guard position, is down
in his subjects and has not been re
porting recently. Roycc, another vet
eran of last year's squad, is working
at the post office during the holiday
rush and has not been out for two
weeks. A1 Jensen has taken his pla
at center and promises to develop in
to a competent pivot man. Captain
Elmer Jensen and E. Lowell at foi
wards complete a scoring niachin; that
should be able to take care of the of
fensive phases of the game this sea
With but a week until the first game
of the season will be played, the high
school squad is working overtime to
get into condition. Mountain Home
will be the first conference game for
the locals, here January 6.
Fire Department
Called by Smoke
» "
Back Draft in Ban
Building Found as
Back drafts in thc chimney of the
Western National bank building that
caused smoke in a number of the
rooms of the building called out th
fire department Wednesday about
noon. For an hour before the depart
ment was called, a fruitless search for
a blaze that did not exist was carried
In speaking of the incident Thurs
day. Fire Chief H. C. Gillette said:
"The fire department is maintained
by Caldwell taxpayers and should
used. We are glad to answer calls
just like this one. And we certainly
prefer to get on the job too early
rather than too late. Use the i
partment. Don't wait until a fire
beyond control but call when you
get the idea that something is wrong
Salt Lake Editor Never
Sees a Policeman Nor
^leed for One on Visit
Hail to Caldwell, the diminutive,
metropolitan city!
Edward Jay Glade, editor of the
Sugar House Times, a Salt Lake
daily, following his recent visit here,
wrote an appreciation of Caldwell.
Seeing yourself as others see you,
goes something like this:
Three days living in the business
section of one of Idaho's livest, fit
towns, being actively engaged
throughout the city and never once
seeing a policeman or any need for
one is the experience this w eek of
the Times editor. This all happened
the city of Caldwell, way up in the
Gem state.
Please dismiss the notion that Cald
well hasn't the metropolitan touch.
has, although only about 5,000
people are counted to its credit. There
are ten intersecting paved business
streets—not just one, but ten. And
they all seem to be equally devel
oped. Right there is certainly a story
our fine citizens of Logan and Provo
can well afford to listen to. Certain
such a type of community con
struction looks more and costs less
than where the whole town is built
on one elongated highway.
Caldwell has stockyards as big as
Salt Lake's. It is the location of the
College of Idaho, and the state Odd
Fellows' home. Mammoth grain ele
vators loom up from tracks of
the Oregon Short Line which serves
the city. Interurban electric* per
ambulate around about Boise,-' Nampa
and other adjacent towns.
A water system that is supplied by
artesians provides ample pressure for
health and safety. The number of
autos parked and moveing on the
streets of the business district dur
ing the early evening make one think
of the intersectional criss-crossing
going on at our own Second South
and Main. Three good sized hanks,
of one of which Mr. J. E. Cosgriff
of the Continental National Bank is
president, help the farmers with their
financial affairs.
But now, Clarence, brace yourself
for a surprise. With all this hustle
and bustle there isn't a single thea
ter open on Sunday. But the ten
churches of the city do a good busi
ness. \
This story is being written in room
204 of the Saratoga hotel at Cald
well. I have just returned from the
Y. M. C. A. Older Boys conference
which convened in the Methodist
church. Easily a thousand young
men and their girl friends thronged
to the place, and thrilled through a
great program. Homer Hoisington,
former Salt Lake boy, was one of
the speakers. But during hours ior
service the atmosphere of this whole
thriving place was impressively Je
Caldwell reads Portland dailies
ach afternoon. The traffic on east
and west bound trains is enormous.
The restaurants would do credit to a
metropolis for cuisine accomplish
They say Idaho has been hard
hit during the last three years, but
f Caldwell is a sample town of 5,
000 Getn state people, they certain
ly must be some constructive corn
unity builders when they get over
the effects of being hit.
When these old Gem Staters whose
biggest town has only 50.000 people,
against our 150,000 read 1,000 more
Literary Digests and drive more auto
mobiles than do our own royal high
nesses, I go off and get mad.
The only thing I have against the
town is that it permits a real estate
dealer whose office is vis-a-vis from
my president's suite to hang up a sign
that has oil it the legend, "l am
from Kansas; where are you from?
Imagine how a little sign like that
would go down around that United
States native son province known as
Loce Anlgalhais, or its diminutive
sister, the state of California.

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