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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 28. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1918 NUMBER 52 From Ingvald Aas Somewhere on the Atlantic. Dear Father;- A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all. This has been a long and inter esting voyage and at times it has been very lonesome and tiresome. We have bucked a storm ever since we left France. We left LaPollace November 19 and went to Brest where we took fuel and water, starting for the good old U. S. A. on the 21st. We will probably not be in port before the 14th. I don't like to be away from land that long at a stretch. The Paymaster mis-figured on the length of time we were going to be out and the amount of rub it would take to carry us ttirough, so we are now out of all the good eats, but still have a few beans, hard tack, cornmeal and salt horse, so I guess we will live a few days yet. Our Thanksgiving dinner remind ed me of the mulligans I used to have on the homestead and that's going some. One of the ships—the Mapleleaf— lost three of her crew, captain, fire man and a cook. They died of Spanish flu. At times I wish one or two of our cooks would get the flu, or something. Some of those "gobs" have lots of nerve to enlist as cooks. There were thirty-nine ships in the convoy we went over with. A British cruiser had charge of us most of the way over. A destroyer and a sub chaser went with us for three days out and then returned. Most of the ships had at least two large guns each and the cruiser had several. I did not see any subs but one of the.gunners took a shot at one and no more was seen of it. A couple of times we got warning that a ship was being attacked a few miles from us. Then we would get our orders to scatter and each ship for herself. When things ap peared safe we again drew together. At night all lights exccept in the engine room, were out. Two of the "black gang" boys were sitting out on the hatch one evening talking about subs, Huns and other beasts, when all of a sud den a porpoise came skipping through the water, toward the ship. Talk about sccared boys— they thought it was a torpedo and that the West Cohas was going to be sunk then and there. When we were within four or five days of France we were met by 7 or 8 American and French destroyers and they convoyed us the rest of the way to port. When we were within 2 days of port we had hydro planes and baloons with us also. One night »between Brest and La Rochelle we dropped anchor for the night close by an island, the first time on our trip, for fear of sub marines. We were in the real dan-j ger zone, and that night the hydro planes dropped bombs and sank two submarines that were after us. They say the subs are easily seen when they sink at night as they look like sparks of fire, caused by the phosphorus in the water. We had the life boats all ready swung over the sides, supplied with water and hardtack," and always had our life belts ready hut, thank God, we did n't need them. We met Woodrow last Wednesday, Dec. 4, somewhere on the salty brine but he did not stop to shake hands or say howdy. I enjoyed myself very much while in France, although I could not talk any French. All I cod Id say was "oùi la la." We sure found out that the war was on when we got there—no ice cream, candies or any thing like that and the cafes and restaurants served meals at meal time only. At the Y . M. C. A. a fellow could buy only one package of cigaretts and no candy at any price. A little, old, dry apple that a Potlatch pig Wouldn't eat, cost us one franc or about twenty cents. It was a sight to see some of the hungry children come to the ship and beg food. They would eat un til I thought they would bust. saw one old man eating out of the scrap barrel—but everybody was happy on November 11. That was HUNGER DRAWS THE MAP Famine Condition? Food Shortage appochmg famine Point Serious Food Shortage j Sufficient Present Food Supply But Rilure Serious 1 But Future Serloi PPPH Peoples already receiving IkiiM American aid iïjjj Unclassified | DECEMBER, 1 . 1918 !A RU NO POL GERMANY UKRAIN LACK U SPAIN TURKSK cf % 'V «Fr IQ« A food map of Europe today shows not a single country in which the fu ture does not hold threat of serious difficulties and only a small part which is not rapidly approaching the famine point. With the exception of the Ukraine only those enuntrres which have maintained marine commerce have sufficient food supplies to meet actual needs until next harvest, and even in the Ukraine, with stores accu mulated on tlie farms, there is famine In the large centers of population. Belgium and northern France, ns well as Serbia, appear on the hunger map distinct from the rest of Europe because they stand in a different rela tion from the other nations to the peo ple of tlie United States. America has for four years maintained tlie small war rations of Belgium and northern France and is already making special »efforts to care for their increased after-the-war needs, which, with those of Serbia, must he Included in this plan, are urgent In tlie extreme and must have immediate relief. The gratitude of the Belgian nation for tlie help America has extended to her during tfie war constitutes tlie strongest appeal for us to continue our work there. The moment tlie German armies willBlrew from her soil and she was established once more in lier own School Starts Monday j Prof. White states that the Kend rick schools will be resumed next Monday, December oO. The Mos cow schools will re-open on that da *- e a ' so - ==—— i ___ the day the Huns learned that the U. S. S. West Cohas was some where in France, and they threw up their nands and said "Kamarad." | Can you blame them? France is the most beautiful place I ever saw and their harbors are certainly grand. Almost everybody w0lks * n F rance > men and women, young and °' d ' ^ saw women do * ng real nien ' s work, driving teams in var ^ s ' German Prisoners unloaded our carg0 " They were treated just as K° od as our own boys. Nobody can tel1 me that German prisoners were mis-treated. They only worked in the da * time and French and Bel g> ans worked at ni « ht and the Mar : i nes had to woik Sundays. Most of prisoners were fat (except those who -> ust came froni the trenches and the >' were darned sk,nn >> Sü 1 know the - v wtre * ettin g enou » h to eat " Most all of the soldiers were anx ious to get back home to get some good, home cooking again, so if you want to make a soldier (over there) smile, just send him some good eats, cookies, candy or any kind of sweets; they ean'f get them over there. Greetings and best wishes to you all from jour son. Ingvald, U. S. S. West Cohas, care P. M., N. Y. City. seat of government the little nation's first thought was to express her grati tude to the Commission for Belief in Belgium for preserving the lives of millions of her citizens. Germany, on tlie other hnnd, need not figure in such a map for Ameri cans because there is no present indi cation Hint we shall lie called on at all to take thought for tlie food needs of Germany. Germany probably can care for her own food problem if she is given access to shipping and is enabled to distribute food to the cities with dense populations, which are the trou ble centers. England, France, tlie Netherlands and Portugal, all of which have been maintained from American supplies, have suflicieifr food to meet immediate needs, hut their future presents seri ous difficulties. The same is true of Spain and tlie northern neutral coun tries—Norway, Sweden and Denmark —whose ports have been open and who have been aide to draw to some degree upon foreign supplies. Most of Russia is already in the throes of famine, and 40.000,000 people there are beyond tlie possibility of help. Before another spring thou sands of them inevitably must die. This applies as weli to Poland and practically throughout the Baltic re Woodward Favors Highway J. M. Woodward was in Kendrick the first of the week and made the Gazette office a visit. Mr. Woodward expressed himself - as very much in favor of building a hard surfaced road from Potlatch ridge to Kend rick that will best serve the people of the ridge as a whole. He is one of the commissioners qf the Pot latch highway District, oragnized | November 8, and believes the time has come for the construction of a good road. He also believes that when the road is built it should be put in to last and the grade should be made uniform. After the first of the year the commissioners of the newly formed district, Herman Keopp, Fred j Mielke and J. M. Wooward, all good live, wide-awake farmers, will hold | regular meetings and Mr. Wood-! waul, secretary-treasurer of the. board, has promised to keep the , people ot the riuge posted through the columns of the Gazette as to the progress being made. If the commissioners start any-j thing along the line of permanent roads they should be backed to the limit by every land owner on the ridge. Check Artist Escapes The man who cashed the worthless cneck in Kendrick last week on Thursdaj' afternon, and who was ar rested that evening by Constable Hampton at Juliaetta, escaped the same night by climbing out of an upstairs window. He has not been seen nor heard from since. gions, with conditions most serious in Finland. Bohemia, Serbia, Rotimania and Montenegro have already reached the famine point and are suffering a heavy toll of death. Tlie Armenian popula tion is falling each week as hunger takes Its toll, and it) Greece, Albania nntf Rouinania so serious are tlie food shortages that famine is near. Al though starvation is not yet imminent, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Tur key are in tlie throes of serious strin gencies. In order to fulfill America's pledge in world relief we will have to export every ton of food which can be han dled through our ports. This means at tlie very least a minimum of 20.000,000 tons compared with 0,000.000 tons pre war exports and 11,820,000 tons ex ported last year, when wo were bound by the ties of war to the European allies. If we fail to lighten the black spots on tlie hunger map or if we allow any portions to heroine darker the very pence for which we fought and bled will he threatened. Revolt and anarchy inevitably follow famine. Should this happen we will see in other parts of Europe a repetition of the Russian de bacle and our fight for world peace will.have been in vain. Death of Alfred Mclver j ! I Alfred Mclver, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mclver of Cavendish,, ....... r n j i died at his home Tuesday morning at five o'clock from an attack of in fluenza. He arrived here last week from Alberta, acJompanied by his father, and was taken ill while at Spokane. As soon as the serious ness of his illness was learned, Mr. Mclver wired for the boy's mother j | who arrived a few days before death occurred. While in Alberta, Alfred had recovered but a short time ago from pneumonia and in a weakened condition he was an easy victim to influenza. Chester Mclver and family are all ill with the disease" Death of Grandma Roberts ! ! ' ' 1 ! ' j 1 ! j -- Grandma Roberts, mother of Cy- ! rus, Frank and A! Roberts, died Monday night after reaching the age I ()f 94 yearg The burial service was con ducted at the American ridge j cemetery Thursday morning. She was happy to again see the world at ; pea( . e an d her death came tran i qmiiy. j Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Emmel went to Portland, Thursday, to visit Mr.. Emmel's parents. Mr. Emmel will go from there to Seattle and then to Russia. Mrs. Emmel expects to re-j turn in a week and will make her home here until her husband re turns. , There are six well developed cases of flu here and several others that may be Denounced flu but as the doctor has been out of town for the past two days the cases have not been officially confirmed. Red Cross Memberships The Red Cross membership drive resulted in a membership for Kend-j at of de rick precinct of 249. American ; ridge secured over 100 of this nuin her which is a very good showing. Following is a list of those who subscribed their dollar during the drive: KENDRICK LIST John Florance and wife, Mrs. T. Y. Ellis, Harry Fowler, Geo. Leith, Harold Hanson, Mrs. Crow, Mr. F. Crocker and wife, Mr. V. Meeks, A. E. Wilcox, Dick Fenton, C. S. Car roll .and wife, C. L. Guy and wife, C. M. Guy and wife, E. W. Lutz and wife, F. B. Smith, Rosebud Brown, J. F. Brown and wife, Mr. Me Dowell, A. K. Carlson, Hugh Stan ton, W. Meyer, Harry Stanton and wife, B. F. Shay, Joe Ivy and wife, Kester Dammarell, John Dam marell, W. Boger, Frank Meyer, W. M. McCrea and wife, James Per kins, J. F. Waide and wife, Marion Porter, Leslie Roberts, 0. E. Mac Pherson and wife, Ralph B. Knep per, Mahle Kleth, Louise Grinolds, Mrs. Ira Gentry, Wilson Rogers, J. Petrick, Edith Ownhey, Mrs. J. L. Keller, A. V. Dunkle and wife, D. R. White and wife, Shirley White, Curtis Bailey, Mrs. J. Bailey, Geo. L. Crocker, Mrs. C. E. Lewis, Stuart Compton ar.d wife, Helen M. Carlson, Geo. W. Wright, Georgia Wright, G. S. Porter and wife, Ruth Helpman, Anna Long, H. P. Hull and wife, L. G. Peterson, Mrs. Per kins, J. T. Moser and wife, Ruby Sloane, Kate Anderson, F. E. Bechtol and wife, Chas McKeever Helen 0. McKeever, G. M. Lewis and wife, W. J. Hoffman, L. H. Grinolds, L. W. Strong and wife, Otto Schupfer, Marvin Long, G. N. j Baker and wife, Mr. Haizlip, Peulah Long, E. R. Porter and wife, N. E. , Walker and wife, Chas. Chandler and wife, Edgar Long and wife, Roy Edgar Long, Maud Stanton, J. M. Hill, R. D. Newton and wife, Marjorie Newton, F. A. Pears and wife, Mrs. S. A. Stanton, Mrs. Frey tag, Theo. Hanson and wife, Mrs. Byrne, James Emmett and wife, Mr. Raby, A. R. McGary, John San berg, Mrs. S. Browning, Ah Gene, J. B. Lewis and wife, Mrs. Wilka son, Robert Bigham, Mrs. H. B. Emmel, A. C. Deeter and wife, B. E. Callison, Minnie Callison, Nor-, lie Callison, Earnestine Callison, S. P. Callison and wite, Mrs. Bun ger, Mrs. Sam Stanton. Mrs. Rose j Nelson, Willi^fWilmot, N. R. Long ! and wife, Joclay Long, Mrs. W. L. Rogers. AMERICAN RIDGE I Cyrus Roberts and wife, Helen Roberts, Harold Roberts, Cecil Rob , , ,, , , _ i erts, John Roberts and wife, Geo. , :i .f 1 Davidson and wife, Winifred David Json, Öen Cummings and wife, Frank ! Fredrickson and wife, Mrs. Dicks, ! Chris Maier, Sidney Dicks, Mr. ' Fahnhotz, John L. Woody ami wife, Elgin Woody, Ralph Woody, Gladys ' Woody, Bessie Woody, Roy Kent, 1 Edgar Kent and wife, Wm. Cox and ! wife, Carroll Cox, Agnes Cox, An ' drew Cox, Margaret Cox, Warren j Cox, Willard Cox, Charles Cox, Mary Cox, Clarence D >ugherty, 1 Maude Dougherty, A. Andrews, Byard Davidson and wife, Byard ! LeRoy Davidson, Amel Olson, Anna j Olson, Dalma Olson, Violet Olson, Vida Olson, Rilla M. Davidson, Mrs. M. E. Davidson, Mrs. C. Eich ner, Clifford Davidson, Lula Eicner, ! c. G. Davis and wife, W. A, Watts and wife, Frank Brocke and wife, Warney May and wife, Antone Agrell, Wade Keene ami wife, P. T. Manly, Chas. Ameling and wife, Nellie Ameling, Sarah F. Jacobus, Nettie Mae Jacobus, Ed. Ameling, Frank May and wife, Walter May, Dora May, Clyde Coon, Norma Tay 1er. Walter Tayler, R W. Cain and wife, Frank W. Roberts and wife, j osie Koberts, Edith Roberts, Mam I je R()b Mary A Deo bad, Jo . to , , » _ i • „ . , . re-j sephine Deobald» Edwin Deobaid, Harry Ameling, Frank Benscoter j an d' wife' Walter Benscoter, Mrs. Mary Cain, Phyllis Cain, James Cain, R. S. Whetstine and wife, Clarence Rouse and wife. _____ Mr. and Mrs. Aaron McCreary spent Christmas at Sweetwater. From Dan Guy Dan Guy and Roy Florance left Kendrick together, bound for Camp Lewis, considerably over a year ago. They were transferred to Camp Dodge and were a part of a hospital unit there. Last summer they both enlisted for overseas service and are now stationed near Verdun. The following letter was received by Mr. Guy from Dan; Nov. 24, 1918. Dear Old Dad: "On Sunday, Sept, löth we left New York harbor on board the S. S. Orca for France, and when that trip was finished all my longing to be in the navy had gone. On the 29th we landed in Liverpool, England, and went overland to Winchester where we were stationed for several days. It was in this place I visited the palaces I spoke of in my first letter. From there we went to South Hampton, and sailed for France, landing in La Haver, Oct. 3. Our next trip took us thru Touis and St. Aignan, from there to Lee See where we were classified and sent to different organizations. My lot was to join the unit that I am now with. At first we were set to the Cham pagne front and [just two days be fore peace was made we came to the Verdun front, and moved into an old French hospital about seven miles from Verdun. Since coming here our work has been fun and we have lots of time to see the sights. I visited the front once since Nov. 11 and believe me it was a sight worth seeing. The ground is as full of holes as it can be, and the trees that stood there are nothing hut j stumps now. Everything is destroy ed. , I picked up a nice German helmet and a few other little souvenirs on the old Hindenburg line, and am going to try* Hnd get them home. Had a chance to buy one of the officers spiked helmets today, but the fellow wants 125 Francs for it. Gee it sure is a little beauty tho, and I-may buy it yet. The day before yesterday was pay day, and I am well supplied with this phoney Frog money now. Yesterday I went to Suilly and laid in a supply of cigars and candy. laid in a supply of cigars and candy. Tonight we have two fellows in the tent that just came from Germany, By the way they talk, it is a pretty nice country. We are expecting to go into there in a few days. If I can't get home soon I hope we do go there, as I want to see all I can while I am here, because I will never come back to see it. I sure hsve'been feeling fine since 1 came here, and am quite a little heavier, weigh around 155 or 160 lbs. Will close now hoping you enjoy the best Christmas ever and a happy and prosperous New Year. As ever your loving son, Dan. °. the i r ? ha% ; e freQuenUy found it de Farmers' Account Books Many a farmer has had difficulties with his income tax return. Many ■ßirablo to know the actual results of the year's business. Many have felt the need for a system of accounts that would give results with the minimum amount of labor. In other words the demand has been for a book with the frills removed. A book of that sort has just been published by the extension division of the University of Idaho at Boise, G<ip ' es ma > ^ ie secured from the county agents who will also assist such farmers as desire help. Per sons residins in co f ties having . no county agricultural agent can write directlv to Boise fur their books. The books were published at a cost of twenty-fve cents each and are furnished at that price. Ben Callison shipped 6 Rhode Island Red hens to Ralph E. Dutch, Melrose, Montana, last Saturday, He received §15 for them. Mr. Cal lison takes great pride in his poul try and has the prize-winning stock of North Idaho.