Newspaper Page Text
Boost For Better
Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 28. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 6. 1918 NUMBER 48 Organize Farm Bureau At an important meeting held in Moscow on Monday of last week the of executive committee of the Latah | County Farm Bureau voted to con duct a reorganization and member ship campaign. The tentative date set for the campaign is from De cember second to December twenty first. This may be changed in some A localities on account of the influenza ; situation. The objects of the reorganiza- j tion campaign are to acquaint mem bers and others with the work that has been done by the Farm Bureau j during the past year; to present tentative plans i'or next year; and to learn the needs and problems of the various communities in order to de termine what lines of work shall be carried on next year. Each com- J munity has some special problems in which the people are especially interested, and all are interested in maintaining food production to the maximum. This is necessary for the coming year as it was for the past. Each locality will be asked to send a member as community representative, to a county-wide meeting to be held in Moscow on ! „ , , , , the last day of the campaign, Satur , _ , .. ... day, December 21. At this meeting . , ' . , . these representatives will determine „ . , ,, , ; what b,g lines of work shall be un- ; dertaken by the Farm Bureau dur- ; ing 1919, and leaders will be select- 1 ed for these projects. At the same time officers will be elected for the ensuing year and a general reorgan ization for next year's work will be effected. Farm Bureau workers have found that the interest taken in general agricultural development of the ; ! j county, and the work accomplished ; by the Farm Bureau are largely | determined by the number of mem bers in the Bureau. At present three are 244 members in the Latah County Farm Bureau, and the ex ecutive committee proposes to increase the membership within the reach of everyone, the annual mem bership fee has been set at one dol lar. Most of the present members paid in five dollars last winter in order to get Farm Bureau work started in Latah County. Now that a county agent is regularly employ ed and the work has been started, j it was thought best by the executive committee that the fee be set at one dollar, which is the amount paid in other counties of the state. Mem bers who paid in $5.00 last winter will have their membership extend I ed to December 31, 1920. Those who i paid in $2.50 will have their mem bership extended one year, or until December 31, 1919. All who paid less than $2.50 will be asked to re new their membership at the new rate of one dollar per year. Each member of the executive will assume general supervision of the campaign in two or three com munities, and community chairmsn will be responsible for the cam paign in their particular commun ity. Meetings will be held in most communities and County Agent O. S. Fletcher and a member of the ex ecutive committee will be present to help the local workers. In some localities it will not be practical to hold local meetings. Here mem bers will be secured by personal : work, and each man will be asked to indicate what lines of work should be taken in his community. ' The following members of the ex ecutive committee were present at the meeting: A. S. Lyon )y Moscow, President; John Lorang, Genesee: Erick Oiler, Troy; C. J. Smith, Avon; and Frank Slater, Moscow. Several other Farm Bureau mem bers were in attendance and took part in the discussions. Assistant County Agent Leader W. Kjosness was present and outlined what has been accomplished in Latah County during the past year, and especially during the time in which he was County Agent for Latah County, He also explained what is being done in other counties and helped plan the Latah County campaign. All the other counties of North Idaho that have Farm Bureaus will put on similar campaigns in their counties. The following county Killed by Falling Tree Carrol Eutsler, the 17-year-old son of Adam Eutsler, of Helmer, was caueht under a falling tree while working in the woods on Sunday of last week and received injuries which resulted in his death Friday. A limb struck him in the small of the back, crushing two ribs on the right side and puncturing the left lung. He was taken to the Bovill hospital where everything possible was done to save his life, but he never recovered from the shock, be ing delerious until he died. The body was taken to Moscow Saturday and the funeral was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. —Latah Conunty Press. j--- Fred Schoeffler __ In the passing of Fred Schoeffler at Lewiston, November 26, Potlatch ridge has lost one of its oldest pion eers. Mr. Schoeffler died at his home in Lewiston at the age of 71 years. He came to America from Germany in 1866 and located California where he resided for ten years. In 1876 he took up a home stead two miles east of Cameron, .. u i u , , ■ , which place he and his sons have . , . ... ,. , . farmed since that time, and have ... •. ; added considerable land to the orig ; ina , homestead . In 1890 he was ; married tQ A te Keeter of Cam _ 1 ; eron. About a year ago Mr. and ! Mrs. Schoeffler retired from the j farm and moved to Lewiston where they made their home. Their two sons Dave and Fred were left in charge of the farm. Four girls and three boys are left to mourn the loss of their father; they are Anna, Mary, Lena, Martha, ; Fred> Dave and 0 tto. Frank was | killed in action in France> wor d be ing received of his death shortly after the death of his father. New Fix Ridge Grade County Surveyor Harvey J. Smith has been engaged in making a sur vey for a new grade leading from Juliaetta to the top of Fix ridge. The proposed road is to be built by the county. This ridge already has three grades, all kept up by the j county, but the new road will here after be the only one maintained at the expense of the county, the other grades to be abandoned. It is es timated that the survey will map out a grade that will not exceed six percent at the steepest place and Reported Missing in Action Laurel Boyd is reported in the casualty list to be missing in ac tion. He was wounded by a ma chine gun bullet October 4 and wrote home October 14. He had evidently been returned to the front after recovering from his wound and was in all probability taken I prisoner by the Germans. Good Roads Meeting i will be approximately three miles j n length, - There will be a good roads meet ing at the hall at Gold Hill Satur : day afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The meeting will be called for the pur pose of organizing a good roads district. Everyone interested in roads improvement is urgently re quested to be present. i ~ - —=^- - ------- agents attended the Latah County meeting: A. E. Wade, Lewis County; H. H. Beier, Kootenai County; F. L Rockwell, Benewah County; and Mr. Ludwick, cf Bonner County, On Tuesday these agents and County Agent Fletcher took part in a con ference conducted by County Agent Leader W. Kjosness. At this con ference these agents made further arrangements for conducting the campaigns in their counties. O. S. Fletcher, County Agent tor Latah County, is busy arranging schedules and plans for the cam paign in this county. In a short time the general county program will be announced and all districts j will get their campaign under way. Grand Jury Met in Moscow The grand jury called by Judge Dietrich of the federal court to pass upon many criminl charges that had I been filed in the court Wednesday 1 returned its report after having; been in session since Saturday morn ing, and the jury was dismissed, There were 17 members of the jury, 18 having been called but one was excused. They are: Walt Mathews, Reubens; C. B. Green, Moscow; Geo. N. Lamphere, Moscow; A. K. Carlson, Kendrick; Walter Driscoll, Troy; Blaine Sny-i der, Weippe; John Pearson, Dent; John Harlan, Orofino; Fred Frazier^ Orofino; James J. Cox, Russell; R. G. Grass, Mohler; William Ruble, Kamiah; Arthur H. Diddock, Lew iston; C. A. Blanchard, Lewiston; Morgan L. Martin, Lweiston; Wil liam Turner, Winona; Frank Ranch, Grangeville. Indictments were found against 14 persons in 13 separate eases, ex elusive of the case of J. F. Wall, ; disposed of Tuesday, when he plead- ; ed guilty and was sentenced to three years for using the mails to defraud. "True Bills" were found against T. A. Gaston, nonpartisan league organizer, who was arrested in Spokane for alleged abuse of the government, the Red Cross and op posing the sale of Liberty bonds, was indicted and will be tried at this term of court. The cases of two other nonpartisan league organ-j izers was continued and will prob ably come up at the March term of court. Both are under bonds to ap pear before the grand jury when called upon to do so. The case against J. W. Brigham, former state senator for this county, who was held to the grand jury on a charge of hoarding food and abus ing the government, was not called before this grand jury but will pro bably be called in March. 'True Bills" weçp found against the following defendants; Carl Thyr, of Troy, conducting a still and manufacturing liquor; T. A. Gaston, nonpartisan league organ izer, disloyal utterance; Winton McKinsey and Dewey Farrer, intro ducing liquor on an Indian reser vation, Stephen Weller, Moscow, conducting a still for the manufac-1 ture of liquor in the basement of the Urquhart building on Third street, Moscow; Fred T. Anderson, introducing liquor on an Indian re-j servation; Thomas Banff, selling liquor to Inidans; Andrew J. A. Nelson, farmer near Deary, hoard ing food; Simon Mathews, Nez perce, introducing liquor on an In dian reservation; William Cotting ham, alias "Coyote Bill" and Guy Horner, selling liquor to an Indian at the carnival in Moscow; Joseph R. Bell, introducing liquor on an Indian reservation; Michael Tobin, same charge; Henry Herman, weal thy farmer of Nezperce county, liv ing between Lewiston and Genesee, hoarding food. The trial of these cases will begin at once. Judge Dietrich did not 6tart the trial of these cases until after the grand jury had finished its work and been discharged in order that the grand jury might have the large court room instead of the small and poorly ventilated jury room in which to hold its deilber ations, because of danger of influ enza in the smaller rooms. The following trial jurors have been called to try these cases: Wm. D. Roth, Frank Neely, A. L. Ransom, E.J. Armbruster, Moscow; E. P. Atchison, Kendrick; O. E. MacPherson, Kendrick (excused); R. F. Brown, Kendrick; Emil Ger ber, Viola; Ulrich Lienhard, Prin ceton; Wm. M. Conachen, Boville; Frank R. Roe, Nez Perce; N. L. Agrell, Nez Perce; T. O. Crosier, Culdesac (excused): Edgar Booth, Nez Perce; Samuel D. Olear, Lewis-; ton; J. B. Henry, Seattle (excused); A. Cole, Snow; R. B. Parks, Leland; Jesse Hoffman, Leland; Lewis Clark, Gifford; Thomas D. Barton, Lapwai; James Surridge, Harpster; Frank Z. Taylor, Whitebird; Wm. Wagner, Cottonwood; H. A. Sprute, Lapwai; J. J. Torhert, Fenn; George Sly, Grangeville; Fred M. Noyes, Grangeville; Wallace I. Jar rett, Grangeville; Wm. G. Hanson, Grangeville; M. A. Marshall, We ippe; George Cummings, Orofino.— Star-Mirror. Sermon by Rev. Gregory "Our Attitude Toward Our Time'' "Walk in wisdom toward them er, that are without redeeming the team time."—Colossians 4: 5. from The author of the text was a Ro man citizen ot a distinguished city; his broadness of mind was due to his early surroundings and training, rib He took a reasonable view of his age, a wholesome attitude toward after it and a just estimate of its needs ed and values. He himself tells us that he adapted himself to his hear ers; his hearing was friendly and not antagonistic. farm He was gracious, considerate, sen sible, clear in his view of the evils of the day, but also wise in his perceptions of all excellencies and merits. There are people whose views are very earnest but very narrow, who , . .. .. , . son, look upon the world as a doomed A fler upon ship, fast going to wreck and ruin; the world's varied activities are not ; only worthless, but dangerous, in ; the eyes of those people, and there are multitudes to whom the charac teristics of the present age are all alarming. They think with regret ot the good old days, the old safe habits and methods; as though brain development and Christianity were sworn foes. There are those who appreciate the practical value of a trained mind, yet treat education timidly. Modern literature, vast and varied is a tempting field in deed. The flowers are few, but the poisonous weeds are many. It woud be false to truth to indis criminately commend our age; un logy should be moderate, in our restless movements—political, soc who The ed til 5, He ial and industrial—here is a sad lot of bad work; corruption, deceit and u ° selfishness are oft times met where least expected. Yet there is much that is noble in modern literature, the simple, pure, true, things in life are shown the moral beauties be and forces of the soul are treated reverently; the pressure and power >' of duty are portrayed. Take our modern religious writings, printed by the thousands of copies, what | volume, reach, passion, they have. j Was Christ ever so prominent? Ever j I " so studied, ever so loved? In the 1 home by suffering mother's in camps by those to whom thoughts of , I home and childhood come, on the high seas when there was no assur j ance of safety, on the battlefield when death was stalking on every side, in the hospitals when life was measured by hours instead of years —with no eye to pity, no hand to caress; then it was that men turn ed to their mother's God by faith and found him near. There is a new breath and a new life in these modern times. Is it to hard to believe that God is active in the thinking of those who love him? Is God present in the world of na tural force, and absent from the ; world ot human life? Get in touch with the best things in your read ing, get to feel the thrill and throb of the surging Christ life in the thought today. What about our a ctivities ot today? There are m^ny articles written on the higher life of our great cit ies, civic clubs, municipal leagues, social settlements, forward move ments, are the evidence of a new interest and a new purpose in right eousness, for our cities which are the centers of our life, and of the storms of our civilization. Mans ! humanity to man has grown deeper 0 and broader during the years of the past crisis. Many tests of true loyalty to principle, devotion to companions, pity, justice, benev olence, intolerance of shame, a greater sincerity among men— these we welcome. The apostle has not outlined a selfish policy, this world is full of treasures but Christian souls are not doing their work for the purpose of getting choice bits of personal benefit but to get chances to serve. This age is notably rich, not only because of its material wealth, its knowledge, its amazing inventions, its indus trial triumphs, but because it is so inspiringly stocked vvith opportun ities to serve. This is the general meaning of the text in relation to your fellows, take to the full your privilege to|serve. The Master says to those whom heavy tasks employ ."Life is divine when duty is a pav." | Franson Killed Near Troy Carl J. Franson, a bachelor farm er, aged 63 years, was killed by his team while hauling wood. He fell from the wagon between his horses, which became frightened and ran away. The wheels of the wagon is passed over the man's chest and one ■ rib penetrated the lungs. He was unconscious for seven hours and after regaining consciousness walk ed half a mile to a neighbor's home. Franson lived 60 hours after the j accident. His home was sqven ! miles from Troy where he owned a farm for many years. „ . . . .. , . son, frank, in a hospital in France Died of Wounds A telegram was received Thanks giving night by Mrs. Fred Schoef fler announcing the death of her Tuesday of this week his mother received two letters from the nurse who cared for the young soldier. | The letters stated that P'rank receiv ed a gunshot wound in the head, which fractured his skull. He was wounded November 3, and lived un til November 14. Frank Schoeffler was a member of Company D., 36th Infantry, 91st Division. He died five months after entering the service. He went from here to Camp Lewis, June 5, 1918. From there he was trans ferred to Jersey City, N. J., and then across the water to France. He was in three engagements and received his death wound in the ter rible battle which the 91st Division was called upon to fight shortly be fore the close of the war. A telegram was sent from here , . , u ° asll _ n ^, f a . u e t be returned to this country but the answer came from the war depart ment that it would be impossible. Frank Schoeffler was born near Cameron, Dec. 24, 1893, having en tered *he "ryice at the age of 24 >' ears - His death comes as a severe shock to h.s relatives here and has occasioned much sorrow in the com | munity / He has pa,d the awful price for us that we may continue j I " 0 en ^ oy pr .'\'* e .f e6 °* a f a ' n *' v " 1 ing a ^ P eace Wlt ' 1 e wor • , Flu Still Hangs On The flu situation in Kendrick shows no improvement over last week as there are a number of cases to be added to last week's list. While it is not believed to be more than half as bad as reported, there are still in the neighborhood of thirty cases in town. They are all getting along as well as could be expected and but few cases are ser ious. Following is a list of those who have contracted the disease since last week's paper was issued: A. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bechtol and daughter, R. D. New ton, Bobbie Perkins, Adair Pember ton, Mrs. Dan Stevens, Dr. Rotn a well, George Wright, Sergeant Braden, Louis Pearson, Mrs. Peai son, Mr. Brewer, Miss Green, Bus-; ter Brewn, May, Alice, Ernest an d Mrs. Freytag. ---- ------ — -------- , Cedar Creek, appeared in the list of those killed in action, The i 1st was published yesterday and the notice 0 f the death of Archie Kunes in the p a pg|* vvas the first information his ridge had of IO,Kb , . vretn the tragedy. More particulars will be published next week. Killed in Action The name of Archie Kunes, of Wounded in Action Word was received here this week word was received here tnis weeit that Henry Koepp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Koepp, was severely wounded in France. The message came Monday. Fred Gehre also re . ' , . . ...... ceived a message that his son, Will, was in a hospital in France, severe ]y wounded. Both of these boys were j n the 91st Division. _______ W. B. Long is now carrying the a mail on route 2, taking the place of | Charles Riggle. From Corporal Tom Long Oct. 14th, 1918. Dear Homefolks: Wil 1 endeavor to get a few lines written. We have been so busy that when there is any spare time it is used getting a little "shut eye." The weather is a little disagree able at times but we manage to get around some way. We were issued leather vests the other day, also overcoats. I didn't draw a coat tho, as 1 have already salvaged one. I have enough clothes now to fill a | trunk. 1 think Sis is right about the war being over before another year but dead wrong about us stopping here a year after it is over. We would get home in a row boat sooner than that. As to my French—must say we haven't picked up very much in the past three months, so I am afraid it will be a sad disappointment when 1 come home, on that score. Yes, we were on the same boat with Cobb. I thought I told you that when I told you to read the article. He has written several since, I believe, and they describe things very well. I had the pleasure of seeing the French threshing their crops this fall and it is sure ancient the way they do things. Some of them use small engines, others use tread mills, making a horse do the work by walking on an endless platform. All the villages have a commun ity wash place. The women almost stand on their heads to wash. Never have seen them use hot water but I suppose they want to Hoover ize on fuel. I am sending you a piece of a Boche aeroplane that we had the pleasure of seeing go down near one of our positions. It isn't the only one I have seen go down but it is the only one I have a piece from. Wish I could send you the rest of it but am afraid it would take up too much room. Suppose you will be surprised to hear that I am a corporal but it is a fact. Since the 23rd of Septem ber I draw $40 a month, so you see I wil have a lot of "kale" some day. October 23rd. Will drop you a line to let you know what to send for Xmas. They gave us blanks to fill out yesterday and suppose they are already on the road. You know we can only get one chance a year now so it pays to take advantage of it. I had a card mailed to Joday by a fellow named Barber. Candy will fill that bill. He didn't have anyone to send it to so I told him I would get the "goods" for him. Everytihng is going fine with us. We are still hammering and I think it will have the desired effect one of these days. The Boche are sure get ting it in the right place for once. It must be hard for them to give up their homes here on the front. At present some of us are living in one 0 f ^eir dugouts and it is sure _ | "bear". It must be 35 feet under ground a) , ceiled up and we „ ven _ d dilated. They even had electric I lights but before they moved they , <)Vel W1 • Most of the hoys are having a lot of fun scrapping "cooties." I don't think they like me for I have only had one so far. I changed clothes of today-the first time for quite A.- „ awhile- but couldn t nnd anything but plenty of dirt. disconnected the wires. I would hate to put in the time they have building them. Would rather spend the time fighting and get it of j I made a raise of four large cans ' of carnation milk today, also some I cigars and jam, a few days ago. i The milk cost us about 45 cents a can, but prices mean nothing in our ■ young lives. j I must close for this time. Love I to all. E. T. Long, 148 U. S. F. A., ! A. E. F. Teachers' Examination The teachers' examination for Latah county will be held in Mos cow December 19-20-21.