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Roads • In to Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 28. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 15. 1918 NUMBER 4b 'God Is a Stronghold" We belong to God and to the j* world. "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble and he j knoweth «them that trust in Him." S Nahum I. 7. ' j The prophet Nahum had for one j small moment come into a calm | from an awful, stormy contest, 1 which shadowed God's wrath upon | his enemies. ■ •"The Lord is slow to anger and P great in power and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has his way in the whirwind and in the •storm and the clouds are the dust of his feet" Such has been the end of all wicked men in the past and also in the present. God is good and long suffering. It thrills the heart of man to see good, to be good and to enjoy good. Anditplso de presses the heart of man to be lord ed oyer by wicked men. I. God is good. Good as to his position here and hereafter. Is a perfect God from whom eminates all good. Good grows in any kind of soil or climate if properly cul tivated and encouraged. Good even grows in the heart of a bad man or evil woman if only permit ted to be planted there. Good, like a gold dollar, loses none of its value by being handled by a bad man. If the stamp of God's love is per-| mitted to be stamped upon the heart of man its value is unbounded i for good. God thus gives man courage—courage to do and dare. Good everywhere is a sermon of uplift. Our beloved nation now in her feeding of her enemies is a ser mon to every nation. The fruitage of these acts will, under God's guid ance, bring joy to all peoples, even our enemies. If good then is so good it gives every man a chance to communicate good advice, imitate good manners and do good deeds. Our good deeds are like bread in its beginnings, baking to be helpful, must go thru the oven of thought and come out sweetand crisp. Good, then, like God, is eternal and unchangeable—always the same. Thus whenever you attempt to be good you are entering the school ot ; good breeding and you by it are al ready half religious. Enter good company for in any journey it shortens the way. Be of good humor and jou will be well dressed for the best of society. Thus being good you approach the will of God. The Lord then is a stronghold because he is good in his three persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. God communicates this good to you all by his providence, his love, to give his only begotten Son to save you, and his Holy Spirit to direct you. . _ , , j Then come, let us accept God and show by our good sense ancj good nature that we are well bred and children of God. II. A'Stronghold in the way of trouble. A resort, a retreat, a hid ing place is our God. When the battle waves surge as they did at the Marne, oi*et the western front in July, then it is that God raises his hand and to the enemy says "Thus far and no farther." The cheering then assumes the forward marches,—enemy retreat ..... - , ing, until victory crowns the labors . , ... ,..... . -T., and battles ot his beloved ones. The soreness of battle only teaches man how much is in his heart and soul. It was a great Foch; a great Per shing, a great Haig and a great President as well as the great na tions on their knees before God that brought our victorious army to the Gates of Peace and our enemies to awful disaster. The God came to us in the day cf trouble and we are victors. Our memories will ever be sweet ened by knowing that the troubles are past. Then let your troubles become as light as the.thistle down, that the more that it is chased by yourseljf and others, the lighter it will rise until it comes into the sun light of the Lord's mercy and is lost in his sight. Again make the most of your en joyment and pack your troubles in Laurel Boyd* Wounded The following letter was written from an American hospital 'in France bv Laural Boyd, who was wounded by a maéhine gun bullet in the hip October 4. October 10, 1918. "Dear Ones at Home: I have not heard from vou for a long time but suppose I have some Jmail waiting for me at the com P an y- 1 am g° in « to send tbem W address so it will be forwarded to me. I am in the^iqspital now. Had a slight wound just above the right hip, but don't think it is ser ious as I will likely be out of the hospital by the time you get this. I got wounded on the morning of the 4th of October about 9 o'clock. It was done by a machine gun bul let. They are not as bad as the high explosives. I haven't run across any of the boys who came over before I did. 1 suppose I will one .of these-fine days. Sure hope I will as I haven't seen anyone I knew for a long time. Well, I feel a whole lot better. We have just had dinner. All I can do is to eat and sleep and lie in bed. Later, Oct. 14:—I did not get a chance to send my letter so will add a little more. I am feeling better. I expecf to be up and walking a round in two or three days. Don't worr y about me for 1 wil1 be bome ^ or Xmas dinner, i ^ was U P on * be f ron t ten days and 11 ni S hts before the y winged me. We drove them back ten miles while I was up there and they have been going ever since I got hit. 1 will ring off and mail this, hop ing to see you soon. Your loving son, Laurel F. Boyd, Base Hospital, No. 34, A. P. 0. France." From Frank And Billy • Mare Island, Cal. "Dear Folks at Home: Well, I just thought I would write and let you know how I came out on the exams. The list Was posted to day and I made second class all O. K. We have to report to the school tomorrow and go to the captain of the yard before we are officially rated, but that only takes a half Ralph hour. Haven't heard from Fenton for a long time. There isn't much to write about around here. We are still in quar antine and have to wear gauze masks, but I think'we will get out pretty soon. As ever, Billy." j the important cities and took a hike |______ J\ _____ Tk - t k A ________,, October 30, 1918 "Dear Ones at Home: I arrived here all O K. and feel fine. We were on the train about a week. We sure had a dandy trip back here. We got off at most of you ful to all On of around town, all the way. They treated us swell The Red Cross fed us twice every day while we were i traveling, besides our regular meals on the tcain. We had sleepers all the way and the same ones we had when we left Freemont, Cal. From New York we took a boat to Brook lyn, then a train to within about a mile of this place. It looks as though there will not be much'more fightiqg over there now. I must close. Your son and brother, Frank. ... „ , T i. Address Corporal Frank Boyd, Hdq. ■_ T * , . „ „ Co. 12th Infantry. A. E. F. j -----------------------• • ••• as little compass as possible that they may not annoy others. This w j]i secure you safely in the arms 0 f the Lord. It will ever be a cause 0 f rejoicing and you can ever defy your f oes . ni. God with us,— He knoweth them that trust him. God is on intimate terms with y 0U then and your friends, as he knows you and yours. He will sup ply all- your wants. He divinely approves and lovingly communes with you. God will remember them that seek God, as He remembered Daniel in the den; the three child ren in the furnace; Job in his afflic tions; Lazarus in the grave and Bel-i gium and Serbia in the formel 1 Kai ser'-s grip. Remember,— God good.— Dr. G. W. H. Smith. Home Is .Where the Boy Is In This War By Bruce Barton I visited a home where a service flag hangs; and while we ate we talked of the boy who is over there. "I wonder if he is cold tonight," the mother said, "I wonder if he has a place to warm him self and dry his clothes; and something good to eat." "What wouldn't I give to be with him," she said and we were silent, knowing her heart. But I thought of the Soldiers of Friendliness who'that very night would crawl out across No Man's Land to take chocolate and hot coffee to that boy. , Of the huts with their warm fires burning; of the great lecturers and preachers and actors and motion pictures that are over there. And I thought to mysdf; "There is a dif ference between this and every other war. For when the boys have marched away before, the influence of their homes has stopped at the front gate and could go no farther. But in this war it follows the flag, across the ocean, over the shell torn battik land, straight up to the front line trenches. Home is where the boy is in this war. From every town and village the lines of helpfulness run out. And no boy leaves his home behind him: step by step it travels with him, financed by the folks behind him—a token of their love. Word From Oldfield's The following letter was written to the Gazette by G. G. Odfield from Chico, Cal. after he and his family had made the trip there by the overland route: "Well, we are here. Will tell you briefly of our trip. Had good weather as I wrote you at Walla Walla. The Columbia River High way was a day's drive from Hood River to Portland, long to be re membered b? us for its natural beauty spots as well as the wonder ful way they» have built this re markable auto road. When we left Portland it was raining and rained on us from there to Salem and we had a damp drive all the way to Roseberg, Ore. To Redding Cal. was made in two days. On this section we passed ovct the Siskiyou mountains, at the summit of which we found a trace of snow, but this road is concrete to the sum mit so the rains and new snow did not hinder us. The second night we camped a^the base of Mount Shasta. Used everything available in the way of bedding" and, by the way, fonzot to drain the radiator. Found it froze up the next morning but luckily got it thawed out with is out any damage. From there start- ; ed the interesting part of our journey, or rather the anxious part. 1 They are constructing the roads i for 40 miles through the mountains. a The composition of the soil is a red, slippery, sticky, tough gumbo. In this 40 miles we had to negotiate about a dozen chuck holes. These places I cannot describe, only to say after we got through them w-e won dered how we ever did it.» Got hung up once only, which we believe is a record*. Hate been out to our ranch and things look fine. Believe we will like it here very much. Oranges will be ripe in about a month. Hope this finds everyone well and free from the dreaded "flu". Here we are compelled to wear the masks| over our faces. The disease is very bad here in this climate, Regards from, The Oldfields. I I Ogden Bought Farm Louie Ogden, who sold his place above Kendrick a short time ago, i purchased the Virgil Fleshmap farm in the Fairview district on Potlatch ridge. The place is well improved and consists of 160 acres of which 75 are under coultivation. Mr. Ogden estimates that about 25 acres more can be put under cul tivation. The deal was made last is'week and the consideration was. |$9,000. ^ United War Work Campaign The United War W'ork Campaign is now in full swing all over the country. The drive began last Mon day and will end Monday, Novem ber 18. All subscriptions to this welfare campaign fund must be in the bank before closing hours the day the drive ends. John -Waide was appointed by the Latah county council of defense to take charge of the drive in Kend -1 rick precinct but owing to his ill ness he was unable to serve. A committee composed of E. H. Dam marell, N. E. Walker and Ralph B. Knepper met Monday night and v and made out the list of individual as sessments for the precinct. Tnese were mailed Tuesday. The individual quotas were deriv ed from a key list furnished by the defense council and were based on a percentage of the Liberty loan quotas given on the last loan drive. They are considered low and it is , believed many will voluntarily in crease their subscirptions. Kendrick Had Celebration Last Monday stores closed afternoon all the Kendrick for two ; | lourg and tbe e j t j zens ot ' tbe town L athered at the park to celebrate 1 1 the end of the world war. Speeches but the en- ! ... v, .. past the time limit. No one object ed, however, as the crowd was there and music by the band constituted the principal part of the program after which the crowd formed a parade and marched through town, headed by Mayor Peterson and the band. Those who took part in the speak ing were: Mayor Peterson, Dr. Smith, J. I. Mitcham, Rev. Gregory, H. P. Hull and N. E. Ware. The speeches were limited to do justice to the occasion. Dr. Smith got three rousing cheers for God, out of the audience, wnich probably no other event than the I downfall of the Kaiser would have I warranted. While the band played "The Star Spangled Banner" the Kaiser was burned in effigy. The young folks took mattres into their hands in the early part of the i evening and started their celebia their célébra tion with a big bonfire on a conspic uous point on the canyon side near town. They kept up the revelry'chicken until a late hour. - The teachers' examination, sched uled to take place at Moscow next week, has been indefinitely post poned by the state department. It ^ will NOT be held next week. From Arnold Petrick France, October 15, 1918. Kendrick Gazette: Just a line or two to inform you that I'm still in existance. I have n't seen Paul yet and don't know whether I will before we return to the good old U. S. At the present time I'm in south ern France near Bordeaux, I've been there several times. It is quite a burg but rather ancient. The streets are very narrow, the j walks being usually not.more than four feet wide. The driveway 1 be doesn't exceed twenty-five feet on most of them. They are all paved with cobblestone!. I saw the most j beautiful work of France's sculp tors and masons that it has ever been my lot to see. It's a memor Jal to the State of Giroude in the Public Square adjoining the quay, A large white glistening marble it column rises to a height of perhaps 100 feet out of a pool full of horse dragons and babies. Of course the water is shut off on account of the war but the potential beauty re mains intact. The tower is topped by the winged goddess of Liberty, that is, France's. A large platform surrounds the base of the tower - dividing the pool and spraying water into two distinct units. The base of the column is a large cube of white marble surmounted by four women, who are, needless Jo say, very much devoid of sartorial vestments of any kind. They are placed at the four corners of marble cube and the beautiful ' column rises from the centre. Street car service leaves much to be desired. It takes one approx imately an hour to travel enough kilometers to equal about nine Eng lish miles. The cars are painted all colors of the rainbow and are so plastered with advertisements that one mus t almost look twice to find thfi destination of the car. In place of a be „ cord to stop and sta rt, a -1 born used Practically all the conduc t ors are wom en and they are A very efficient in the use of these ! horng> ! while I was billetted in a small four v j|j a g e j observed many customs land and practices here that seemed very odd to me. For instance their the method of shoeing a horse The I smith makes the shoe as a prelim- j in inary step, usually from a rod or strap of iron from ä to ljinch wide by inch thick. When completed it is a very ponderous affair. The nailing on process is gone thru out s j de the s h 0 p on sunshiny days. The w jf e 0 f t h e blacksmith holds the horse, the owner keeps the flies, a starved layout capable of carrying off a small a'nimal, from doing so ' are and the smith nails on the shoe aid- i , , , . . , _ ed b >' b 's apprentice, whom I nearly forgot, who holds the foot up. Their horses rang0 trom smaller — -» ------ 1 —----- J than a Shetland U P aru ' arc worked on ca^ts some of which have wheels seven and eight feet in diameter. | Very few four wheel vehicles are to be se^n in the rural districts. What to few 1 saw in Bordeaux had the horses hooked on tandem. I guess to they think one horse can hold back a heavier load than two. Say, if you wish to please a home- ed sick youth please put a separate ! wrappdr on my copy °f the g°°d old Gazette and send it. Without the wrapper around the paper it will not C r 0SS the ocean. My correct ad dress is below. • So long, Farrier Arnold A. Pet rick, Vet'y Field Units, 34(1 Field a Gave a Peace Banquet evening. The occaison was Artillery, A. E. I. I ranee. " Burl Emmett entertained a num ber of his friends at a supper party !* at the Kendrick Hotel last Monday nature of a peace banquet to cele brate the close of the war. brate the close of the war. Four teen plates were laid and all did full justice to a bountiful revelry'chicken dinner cooked by Mrs. Dor r j s . Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ivy and daughter Eidth, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Lewds, Mrs. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Me Créa, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Long, Mrs. It Braden and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. ,0. E. MaePherson and Mr. Emmett, Mutual Burden-Bearers Looking over the events which have already become indelible marks in the history of the 20th century, we are compelled to ask the question, as one of old, "How can these things be?" When we realize the many motives which prompt men's actions we find that even brothers, cared for by the one mother, reared in the same home, may take up different pursuits: j each life has its own burdens to be borne, its joys and its sorrows to 1 be experienced. Paul realized he had just begun to live when he looked with eyes from which the j scales had fallen; at men, no longer desiring to drag them forth from their homes; smile at their torture, and jeer at thier moans. The people of this world have to come face to face with sorrow, in fact must have it lay hold upon thmr lives before they are awakened to the thought of there being a place in this great world of opportunity where they may lend a hand in alleviating the burdens of the world. The crisis which has thrown the minds of peace-loving people of the nations, into a frenzy, is the - torture and suffering of innocent people. Our noble boys laid aside all to aid in relieving the oppres sion, which was being imposed by men for selfish aggrandizement, Some of America's splendid Sons have fallen, but they will ever be remembered as members of that the^gallant company,— "Mutual Bur ' den-Bearers." How beautiful the conduct of noble men and women when self is lost sight of in striv ing to lift the burdens of others, High up in the wall of the temple of Balbee there are three stones jeach weighing eleven hundred tons, which were conveyed nearly 1 half mile, and lifted to their places by some device unknown to man today, but they are there to speak for themselves. So it will be in years to come when people read of this awful war, how' the Sons of Amer ica heeded the call for assistance, from the people of Europe who for four long years endured suffering land torture and grief, and went forth willingly, feeling it to be the greatest opportunity of life to I stand in defense'of right, and assist j in casting off the awful yoke of tyranny which has shown no re spect of presons. Men, women and children having suffered alike, When men have passed through the crucible, as they have, and helped change the rule ot the world, from brutal force, to a system where the weaker have rights as well as the strong , one thing is certain; they ' are c . om ing home with greatly en i arge d views of life. The people will be asked at Christmas time to answer the Red Cross Christmas roll call. It will ■■■ • constitute a unique appeal to every ma n, woman and child in this great | and 0 f ( ,urs to become enrolled in the army, an inspiring reassertion to man kind that in this hour of world tragedy, not to conquer, but to serve, is America's supreme aim. After the battle of Ypres a poor soldier came into a hospital, eover ed w jth mud and blood, minus his overcoat; his tunic was torn with sharpnel; he was soaked to the bone for it was raining, and he was .„ou Qn ,i nnîn TW shnen "k with cold and pain, lhe nurse hurried to him and asked what bad become of his overcoat, "Oh" said he, bis teeth chattering. " m y pa ] was killed back there and he looked so cold lying there in the rain, I took off my coat and put it over him." * lf the mt ' n in the trenches in dan ; !* er and suffering can jffiow such tenderness, such unselfishness and sacrifice; shall we here at home fall be,ow them in nobility of spirit?— Rev. Gregory. present-- Ben Wilcox, who has been work- ing at the mines for the past few years, was in Kendrick the first of the week visiting his mother, Mrs. L. M. Wilcox. Ben had rather a serious time with an attack of in fluenza shortly before coming here. It developed into pneumonia and he was very ill for about two weeks.