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i } VOL. 41. NO. 97. SEMI WEEKLY. $3.00 PER VEAR CA1J)WELL, IDAHO. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, I PROJECT HELP Counter Proposition In troduced and Endors ed by Water Users Here Thursday That the proposition offered by Miles Cannon, for relief of the Boise project will not adcquiitcly relieve those delinquent in payments formed the basis for a new proposition sub mitted to project settlers here Thurs day afternoon by L. J. M..., tory of the Payette Boise Water Users' association. This proposition, endors ed as a basis for negotiations with Mr. Cannon at an overflow meeting held at the American theatre, carries with it some radical departures from Mr. Cannon's original proposition. In introducing this proposition, Mr. Magee said briefly that he continued his opposition to an irrigation dis trict—one of the essential features of any settlement with the reclamation service—and that if he were to trade relief for a district, tangible relief must be offered, follows: This proposal I "Whereas, the condition of the sett lers on the Boise Project is such that it is impossible to meet the charges to the Government as they become due, and "Wherc.-.s, relief from this condi tion has become necessary and that the construction charges be returned to the Government over a period of not less than forty years, and "Whereas, the Commissioner of Reclamation Ms announced that he! has been authorized by the Secretary of fhe Interior to negotiate a contract with the settlers on the Boise Pro ject. giving the relief that is required by the project settlers and "Whereas. District counsel has stated that under the present law the Secretary has the authority to with draw public notice and also stated that it would he impossible under the proposed contract to reduce the annual charges to the United States by more , . _. "Now therefore be it resolved. That the regular Board of Directors of the Payette Boise Water Users Associa tion, representing a large majority f the water users of the Boise Project submits the following as the basis and which a new contract shall be than four dollars per acre per year. upon written; (1) That fhe public notice be with drawn for a period of five years, dur ing which no construction charge will be paid. (2) That the penalities on accrued and unpaid charges be cancelled. That all accrued and un-aid charges be added to the construction charges not yet due. (4) That no payment on account of construction shall exceed $1.50 per irrigable acre in any one year, (5) That payments heretofore made account of drainage be credited on construction charges, (6) that the operation of the project be turned over to the district, (3) on (7) That no over-head charge for detached offices shall exceed $1,000.00 id that for inspection only; That the district Law provid ing blanket obligation be only individual obligations a- at pres ent be provided; (9) That all property, real, per sonal .and mixed, charged to the dis »riet lands shall become the property of fhe District, including wafer and water rights; per year an («) waived and (Continued on last page). ■ — o-—-* LEGION ELECTS OFFICERS Arthur Skelton is the new mander ,i( the local Xnuru jii Legion post as a result of the annual election of officers held at the armory hall Tuesday evening He succeed- George Warren Other officer, it.clude Clyde ron, mander, C, V Scot, chaplain, eom Rowland, vice c whil^Mr. Warren. Mr. Scott and Jock Stewart comprise the executive com . milice. Whittel, , c d o'w SLT? tion is reported to have been about $ 50 , 000 . Poultry Plans Go Forward Rapidly New Idaho Association Prepares Contracts; Name Selected • The Idaho Oregon Egg producers will be the official designation of the now egg marketing association which will succeed the Idaho branch of the Pacific Co-opcmtive Poultry Produc ers whose contracts expire January 1. I at Plans for the new association are going ahead at ful speed, according to Pren Moore, state poultry specialist, who was in Caldwell Thursday. Con tracts arc now being drawn on a five >' <;ar basis with the privilege of with drawal the tirst of e.tch year, provid in K no,ice " K ivcn before October 1 each year, according to Mr. Moore. Finances, the stumbling block that must be overcome to salicfactory or ganize a strictly Idaho egg marketing association, arc believed now to be on a basis that will permit all to join. Memberships have been fixed at $3 and with the additional stock sale em bodied in the contract, it is believed this phase of the new organization can he satisfactorily worked out. Idaho directors in Caldwell Thurs day included A. F. Talcott, Archie Larson of Weiser and Pren Moore. PLAGE TICKET III FIELD HERE < Local Organized Here; Petition» j Are Short but Few Names Canyon county will have a Social ist ticket in the field the next election, ordill|J t0 C j,. Cammans. national , nilpri who spcnt Tuesday and Weinead Caldwell organizing a 1 ^ Entrance of a Socialist j (icke( jn (h<i coun|v m prc . dieted some two months ago by The ( Tribune to make fhe fourth ticket i cont( , sting for collnt) . offices here at ^ ^ cU , ction Almost 4500 signatures have been obtained to petitions for a stale So cialist ticket, .according to Mr. Cam Scvcn thousand, taking into mans. .account a generous surplus for in alid signatures through lost residence iand other things, have already been Mr, Cam v obtained to these petitions, mans is confident that the rcmain 2500 signatures will be readily mg -O' f obtained and that an active Socialist state ticket will be a factor in the next Every county will be state election, organized and a county ticket placed in the field, according to Mr. Cant mans. Caldwell's Socialist local was form ally orgauied \\ editcsday evening. Under the So F. E. Kipp is secretary, cialistic plan of local organization, there arc no other elective officers. chairman being selected to pre a new side at each meeting. Meetings of the Caldwell local will he held regularly the first and third Tuesday oi each month, is announced. For the time being, gatherings will be the home of Mr. Kipp until held at the movement has accumulated more strength and other arrangements can A public meeting will be be made. held in the near future, according to Mr. Cammans. Canyon county »ill hr thoroughly announced. organized, Mr. Cammans left Thursday for Nampa where will he organized. He another local Smaller towns in the county will short end in |y be visited with fhe same This organizat.bn camp.tgn mark the first active Socialist effort in Ca von county ».nee the war. Acrerd mg to Mr. Cammans. the wr nrt< ally destroyed th.s party and al t. activities west of the Mississippi n\cr an a in tinder rapidly regain view. but the movement .s strong hrad»a> and ling lost ground. ■ .V** j£-- z Z: rjnr ^ ^ ^ (|rf# c(ty Williamette U. Bearcats Are Coming Thanksgiving Why were the Coyotes yelling Saturday night? The answer is that the Tiger blood just stimulated their appetites. They arc yelling for more and are confident of getting it when they play Wlliamettc University Thanksgiving Day. Willamette University has been go ing good this year. On Armistice-Day she held the Whitman Missionaries down to 10 points and it will be re membered that Whitman held the Un iversity of Utah down to 20 points. Therefore, by comparative score Will amette has the edge on the Coyotes. However the fact that the Coyotes will be playing on their own ground will nuke up the difference. a i- „ , _ .. . According to Coach Cornell the , , ..... winner of the game will be the team that has the most fight. He is in an optimistic mood. The Coyotes re cceived no serious injuries when they licked the Tigers. Moreover the vic tory put new life and punch into the team. "Josh" Lowell who was injur-d in the Utah game has recovered. Vere Sower has also recovered and will he ready to play in the last game of the season. The Coyotes feel that if they win half of the games on their schedule they will have had a successful foot ball se.ason. To win half of the games it will be necessary to trim Willamette Consequently they will be in a fighting mood on Thanksgiving Day. ....... THANKSGIVING TRUTH By Mrs. Fred Kress dehits and Are we always honest with oursclvts in counting up our credits on the farm accounts? We will assume that everyone is happy, living in the country, i If wc could keep uppermost in onr minds the other things I am. which have nothing to do with money or finances don't yon think that wc would show better sportsmanship ami live more happily from day to day until this farm depression has been readjusted. Couldn't live above this farm crisis by counting as assets the things which wc want and have, which wc sometimes forget to add to our accounts. Can you vision the cities—thousands of them—with their buildings crowded dose together and reaching heights which arc almost un Buildings which seem to reach almost to \S -• thinkable to most of us. heaven and yet in which one gets no thrill of being near to heaven When we one would in an airplane or on a high mountain top. think of these many buildings all crowded with human beings working from day to day and year to year earning—most of them—merely a living. Are these people really living; would you call if living or just To live like this year in and year out; when the thrill of as existing? a spring or autumn day conies, as it comes to all normal human beings, and to rise in the morning and open your door, enter the same old street, hurry along with the same unknown people, pass the same towering buildings which have no life, no growth, no response to your inward call of springtime; buildings and things for which you have feeling of responsibility. You enter your office or work room in which, perhaps, you have worked for days and years—four walls, uninteresting walls, with windows which look out on more walls which do not satisfy the springtime call of nature. The things around you never change, they give you no morning greeting as you enter. They The thrill of springtime is soon stifflcd and a feeling of emptiness of soul lingers with you the Instead of this, to go out into God's open country li thc same yesterday and tomorrow. arc rest of the day. with sky and plants which you have watched and tended and helped to grow from the newborn to maturity. To have them welcome you with their greedy, hungry noises and to know that they look to you for their growth and well being. Should not we count this freedom of soul and thrill of a spring day. which stays with us in the country throughout the day and makes us sing a piece of song and hurry from one duty to another in fullness of spirit and contentment until the day's work is done, as an asset and place it on the credit side of our ledger in making up our farm accounts. Isn't there a great deal for which farmers in Boise Valley may well feel thankful in spite of what seems hard times for the farmer? And shouldn't these things be entered on the credit side of our ledger? We have had no bad epidemics; some of ns have lost our dear ones, but, in spite of this, the valley has been a healthy place in which to live. Wc feel that it was a calamity to have We have had no floods, rain when our hay was down but the people in the flooded districts of the country—and there were many who had their homes and all of their worldly belongings swept away by high water and destroyed entirely. These people would tell us that wc arc lucky people here in the valley and have lots for which to be thankful. Wc have had no earthquakes to destroy our towns and make thou The Japanese would tell us that wc are lucky sands of us homeless, people here in the valley and have lots for which to be thankful. Wc had trouble with alfalfa wcavil but the people who lived in sections where their crops were burned up completely for lack of rain—and there were many of them—would tell us that wc arc lucky people here in the valley and have lots for which to he thankful. Our country has had its problems with the enforcement of prohi bition. the Ku Klux Klan, the depressed farm situation, labor troubles, etc., but don't you know that Russia, France, Germany and many other European countries feel that wc are the luckiest nation in the world today and that we Americans have a lot for which to he thankful. This isn't a Thanksgiving story, but the blessed Thanksgiving Truth, and we should all add our invisible assets to the credit account of our ledger and appreciate these added blessings which wc are prone to overlook. l, .. . Distribution Real Prob I lem; Passing Laws Doesn't Help Distribution of farm products to the end that the producer might get the largest possible return from his pro dure formed the basis for several short addresses at the Kiwanis lun cheon Thursday.^ Among those dis cussing this problem were F. A. Jeter, secretary of state, and C. J. Hurd, head of the O. A. C. department of marketing and one of the recognized authorities on this subject. "Less political agitation and more Constructive thought along economic lines" was the remedy he submitted. Professor Hurd ridiculed those who arc inclined to seek legislative help to cure economic ills. Laws won't make loganberry bushes produce, he said, nor will they materially help in mar I keting the crop „ . .. . _ ' Prunes, he said, are not popular enough in the United States. The per capita consumption is only \'/i pounds This. Professor Hurd per year, thinks, might open a market for the big Idaho and Oregon surplus. Somewhat a different viewpoint wasj taken by Captain Jeter who discussed briefly the probability of congression al action along marketing lines this winter. Washington, he said, is giv ing serious consideration to this prob lem. It is quite probable that a fed eral bureau will be organized for aid in the distrubution of farm products. Secretary Herbert Hoover and Dr Hubert Work arc both favorably im pressed with this plan and will ad vocate it. Chinese Letter is To be Published Celia Cowan Writes of Trip into Religious Mountains "1 was almost frightened some times as this was my first trip on a house boat, hut our little craft made all the r.rpids safely. It was a beatiful trip. At night we hung up oiled shels for cur trains. our servents sleeping on one end of the boat and the boat men on the other for protection against sneak thieves for the river boats must all anchor at night at a good sized town for protection against robbers." This an extract from a letter written by Celia Cowan. College of Idaho alumnus, from China where she is engaged as a Metho dist missionary. The letter, de scriptive of a vacation trip to his toric religious centers of old China far enough in the interior that the snow capped mountains of Thibet were readily discernible, will he printed in full in the Tuesday issue of The Tribune. Miss Cowan is well know lo cally. Her parents reside at Homedale. STATE OFFICER Porter Draws Wrath of Federal Loan Agen _ cies for Attitude on > j Agriculture t ; F. \V. Porter, state hank comniis 1 1 -ioner, is under fire by the federal < > farm loan agencies of southwestern o Idaho for his attitude on farm loans * J matters in this territory. Resolutions >! adopted by representatives of the fed , i-ral organization in Caldwell, Nampa, J Kuna, Payette and Ada county, con • detuning the position Mr. Porter has . taken, were made public Wednesday J| Exception is taken to letters which 'J Mr Porter is said to have written to the federal farm loan bank at Spokane I in reference to renewals of federal loans. Incidentally, the work of Sena tor Gooding and Senator Borah for Idaho farmers is lauded in the resolu i tions which follow; ■'Resolutions passed at special joint j meeting of Caldwell, Nampa. Kuna, j Payette and Ada Oounty National Farm Loan Associations: "Whereas, Senators Borah and I Gooding have been and arc rendering I great service and help to the hard pressed farmers of Idaho, and par j ticnlarly through the federal farm loan i system, at the urgent request of the I national farm loan associations and borrowers of southwestern Idaho. "And Whereas, it has come to the I attention of these associations that j the bank commissioner of Idaho has fit to interfere with this work seen I of our senators by in effect denying ' by letter to the federal land bank of > Spokane that the farmers of Idaho J need any financial assistance and that •ithey need any lenienty in payment of I interest on loans, 1 "And Whereas, there never has J J been a time when the farmers and < 1 stockgrowcrs of Idaho were so great <. ly in need of financial help and help ful consideration in payment of in terest on loans as the present. "And Whereas, financial disaster I Is threatening many of the farmers of Idaho, and will wipe ont the earnings I of half a life time of many of our best citizens, unless their fair and just ) needs can be promptly met by fhe 1 Federal Land Bank, in accordance with the requests and suggestions ! presented to the land bank and land hoard by our senators "Be it resolved: That these asso ; dations condemn the acts and attitude ! of the state hank commissioner for , the immeasurable injury he has done > and is doing the farmers of Idaho, ! ! and that the Land Bank and Land seen M Hoard he advised of the falsity of his > I statements by placing in their hands I ! a copy of this resolution." > Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mayes of Emmett were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. J Curtis Haydon. SETTLERS «Elfi RELIEF PLANS FULLY TALKED | I | Mass Meeting Threshes Out Plan Submitted by Miles Cannon; New Angles Introduced Prospects for an agreement with the reclamation service through a tenta tive proposal made by Miles Cannon, special field commissioner, took a for ward step here Thursday when 700 farmers met at the American theatre to discuss phases ot the plan original ly outlined by Mr. Cannon. New propositions came thick and fast Thursday. Mr. Cannon, in the initial address of the afternoon, out lined the policy of the reclamation service relative to the settlement of project problems through new con tracts. Referring to conferences al ready held with representatives of the Boise project settlers, Mr. said that it might tie possible to spread delinquencies over the tirst 14 years of the new contract thereby making it easier for the settlers who are be hind to meet their federal obligations. Mis original proposition implied that delinquencies »ere to be repaid in the first few years under the new contract. In addition, Mr. Cannon suggested that it might be possible to extend the time before this proposed new con tract became effective for more than Cannon the two years now assumed to make First payments on the it operative, two per cent basis then might not come due for the first lime until 1920 1027, thereby affording a virtual or moratorium until that time. Under his original proposition, it »as presumed that the first payment on the new 20 year plan would come due in Dec 'mb er. 1925. B. E. Slontmcycr followed Mr. Cannon to read the initial draft of Mr. Cannon's first proposition for consideration of those present, was followed by a discussion by L. I. Magee of some of the features em bodied in that contract. Figures were issued to show that as it originally stood, Mr. Cannon's proposal did not afford adequate relief to the settler who was already delinquent in his pay Mr, Magee took a represent This ments. alive farmer owning 437 acres, de linquent since 1920. to show that under Mr. Cannon's plan, it would he im possible to obtain the relief needed Mr. Cannon expressed surprise at the actual application of his propo sal, commented briefly on one or two items which might be changed and agreed with Mr Magee that a plan should be found which will afford real relief to the major portion of the settlers, not alone those who arc paid in full to the present time. Sentiment at the meeting was over whelmingly in favor of the continua tion of the fight for 4<l year relief but time was wasted in a discussion of Every person who spoke no this feature, wished to see the fullest possible effort made to obtain tangible relief from the department of the interior. Doth Mr Magee and Fred Harrington, who presided, asserted that since Mr. t an non had come with an offer for relief, his proposition should he given fullest consideration. Following the introduction of a counter proposal for a new contract submitted by Mr. Magee, a motion made that it be unanimously ac »•as cepted. This motion was amended to state that this counter proposal be used as the basis for negotiations In this form it was with Mr. Cannon, carried. OFF TO CONFERENCE The Rev. J Shernvin I'ottcr. pastor of the local Presbyterian church, is leaving this morning for Burley where he will attend the older boy's con ference of the Y M. C. A. a place on the program with several addresses, held Friday, Staturday and Sunday. Incidentally Rev. Potter, who is an ardent football fan, proposes to see the championship tilt there Saturday between Idaho Falls and Burley high schooIs.^| also attend the conference from Cald well. He has The conference will be The Ri v. D. II. Hare may Dr R. C. Virgil of Nampa was a business visitor in this city Tuesday.