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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. JANUARY 31. 1919 NUMBER 5 Capitol Correspondence Whatever else may be said of the present legislature, the House is surely a farmer's organization. It is usually claimed that lawyers make the laws of the state but this is not the case at present. There are 32 farmers and stock growers members of the present House and 33 is a majority. The farmers can not ask anything better than that. If these members now keep their heads and go after the things that are of real benefit to themselves, they will have no trouble in get ting the many things that farmers > have long desired. Will they do it? Up to the end of the second week much precious time has been wast ed. There seems to be a lack of co ordination between the two bodies. The House waits on the Senate. This has seemed necessary to an alarming degree to those who had hoped for a short session. After a very brief session on Friday the House adjourned to the following Monday, likewise the Senate. Of course mcst of the work is done in the Owyhee hotel in secret caucus. It is there that the boys are lined up and told what to do. Afterward they appear in the legislative halls to record what had been agreed up on. This is the reason why import ant measures are passed without giving the gallery gods any reason for so doing. As intimated in a previous letter, the pie counter has been crowded. It was just a day or two ago we met a neighbor coming away from the state house carrying a red flag, as it were. He had been in every sense awarded the honorable posi tion of door-keeper of the House ecxept as to the final vote. At the time he was the only candidate. He had successfully passed the pro per committee and had even been recommended to the » House. The vote, however, was postponed until Monday morning. But our neigh bor was confident and appeared at the proper time, dressed in his Sun day clothes to take his place only to find that at the eleventh hour "an old soldier" declared that he would rather be a door-keeper in the House of Representatives than to dwell in the Soldiers Home forever, and he got it. It is useless to pro long the story. Suffice it to say that there is one more good demo crat, or evil disposed non-partisan, in Idaho. Legislators are vying with one another in effort to provide meas ures for taking care of the return ing soldiers. In all this there is much of sentiment. We believe in giving the soldier a square deal but we are equally positive that all soldiers who are brought back to their former homes uninjured are abundantly able to take care of themselves and will do it without joining the over emphasized "bread line." It is the wounded soldier that needs the most liberal support of the state legislature. It was hoped that the county division nightmare would not arise to disturb the equilibrium of the legislative members but present in dications are that this will be a re crod breaking year on the subject. A large map showing proposed county divisions has been ordered for the House. It is presumed that it will be a copy of the one in the Senate which makes every loyal Idahoan blush that sees it. Richard Johnson of Lewiston and Richard Thomas of Kellogg recent ly came to Boise to engage, for a brief period, in making laws for the state. But being sportively in clined they brought their shot guns with them. Upon their arrival they at once issued a challenge to any legislators or local sportsmen the latter of which promptly took up the defi. The final score stood, Boise 84; the two Richards 78. The lawmakers had forgotten that Boise is the home of our state Game Warden and have wisely concluded that making laws is more profitable than shooting clay pigeons. John Ilalseth of Spokane was an arrival in Kendrick Thursday from Spokane. Favors Good Road The following letter was received by the Gazette from Harvey 0. Woodruff, Clarkston, Wash., in re gard to the good roads in the Cedar Creek Section: Editor Gazette: Dear Sir: Not knowing whether Kendrick has a commercial club or not, I am writing you to find out if there has ever been anything done on that new road up Cedar Creek. Do you think there would be any chance to get the people of Kend rick interested in a good hard sur face road clear up the creek as far as the old road around from South wick to Crescent? If this could be done it would serve a good farm ing country, and also give a good outlet for a'l of the large tract of timber,, back of and around Con nor's mill and also all the timber in Cedar Creek canyon, which is no small amount, and which could all be marketed through Kendrick. If the people of Kendrick could get a large mill to locate there, this would be still better, the timber could all be handled by trucks. The state and county is going to build the road up the Clearwater this year and it looks to me as if Kendrick, Cedar Creek and South wick country ought to wake up and get their share of the good roads or they will be left out, and the money and improvements all go some other place. So long as the railroads are in such an unsettled condition, there will never be any more improve ments in that line, so the next best is good solid roads for truck hauling and Kendrick ought to get her share. I am talking partly for my own interest as I own some timber in Cedar Creek canyon, and would be glad to'do my share for a'good road, but would not want a road unless it was a good hard surfaced road. I have always thought the best way for this country to get good roads, was for the state to build good hard surfaced roads up all larger creeks, and rivers, and then let the county build good roads down all good route to connect with these, as the towns and railroads are in the canyons or no the rivers. A good road back in to the tim ber, with good roads up all the best gulches to the farms on the ridges, would be a big thing for Kendrick as well as the ranchers, and timber men of Cedar Creek country, and Potlatch ridge. This would .also make it possible to handle the tim ber clear back to the mountains. I have ridden and walked over the entire route this road would take, many times, and know it could be built at a very good grade and with out very great cost. I am acquainted with a good many of the timber men and ranch ers on both sides of the canyon, all the way back to the divide, and I think all of them would be in favor of doing all they could for such a road. I will close hoping to hear that the people of Kendrick are inter ested. Yours truly, Harvey 0. Woodruff. School Trustees Meet. The annual meeting of the school trustees of Nez Perce county will take place in Lewiston today and tomorrow, on Friday in the after noon and Saturday forenoon. The meting is in the nature of a general conference and was called by County Superintendent Faust. Annual con ferances ot the members of the school boards of the county have been held for the past several years. There are 70 school districts in the ...... . . county and it has teen customary to have at least one re re ent t'v ^ rom eac is rie a e mee ing. Miss Olive Hoskin, who has been employed at the Farmers Bank, re turned to her home in Agatha the first of the week. She expects to finish her course at the Lewiston Business College this winter. No Flu in Moscow The last two flags denoting influ-1 enza quarantine of homes in Mos cow were hauled down Monday. For the first time since early last | October, it is believed the town is free from the dread disease which ! has cost more than a score of lives | here and more than six millions of lives m the world. But the ban has not been lifted. In fact the regulations are to be enforced more rigidly than ever for a time. Churches and theatres must observe the rule providing that every alternate seat be vacant, and lodges and other organizations will not be permitted to hold banquets, Dancing is positively forbidden either in public halls or private homes and any one going from Mos cow to other points to attend dances or other public gatherings or enter tainments will be quarantined in their homes as soon as the facts be come known. Dr. Adair, city health officer, an noiinces that there will be no "let up" in the regulations and that the rules will be rigidly enforced until all danger is past. He calls attpn tion to the fact that the disease is very bad in other towns and some places have had a third recurrence ; of the disease which was worse than the first or second. ; Since writing the above two new cases developed in Moscow. Armenian Drive Prolonged j C. C. McEachran, chairman for eastern Washington and northern. Idaho, said: "We are in need of con siderable money to make our quota Bpokane, Wash.- The Intermoun tain branch of the American Com-1 mittee for Relief in the Near East, 546 Peyton builidng, Spokane, Wash., finds it necesasry to con tinue the campaign in the interest of the $30,000,000 fund for Armen-, ians, Syrians and Persians and with that in view is sending word to the county chairmen to speed up work this week , from the entire district although , , .. .. , , part of the counties have made up their quotas. We have more than $60,000 reported of the [$108,220 needed. "This work of relief is vital. Ger many cannot be absolved from the responsibility for massacres and deportations from which these people have suffered. It was a part of her plan for world dominion by force and it is up to us to keep alive the remnant who have survived, by helping to rehabilitate their deso lated country." The New York headquarters has issued the following statement from former President William Howard Taft: "You can be sure that the money, whatever is given, will be properly adminsitered tor a people that need it sorely." Will Open Church Sunday Both the Methodist and Presby terian churches have decided to hold services Sunday. The danger of contagion from the flu seems to have greatly lessened and it was thought safe by both the churches and local health offiers to begin church services. Good Roads Election - The county commissioners last week granted an election for the good roads district to be formed on Cedar Creek ridge. The election will be held Saturday, March 1. The notice of election is published in this week's issue of the in another column. If this district is formed it will be the first one in the county, although there are two . , , , b, 8 bwa y districts m process ot for mation, one for Blaine and the otker f or Genesee. The election for Blaine or Thorn Creek section has been called for February 14 the one for Genesee on February 8. The Cedar Creek district includes about 35,000 acres of land, much of it rich agricultural land and splen |did timber land. Building is Vital Reconstruction plans of the De partaient of Labor provide for America perhaps the greatest de velopement of public works and housing ever projected, A greater and better America is the object of this vast campaign, The building program contemplated by the department will mean a transition from war to a peace basis; it will furnish employment for large numbers of the men to be demobilized from the Army and the war industries and it will stand after the readjustment is complet ed, as a monument to American j labor and enterprise. It will mean j a tremendous addition ta the ma- ; terial wealth of the country and to ; its public resources. States and cities are being en couraged to put full steam ahead on ; their plans for betterment, held up nearly two years as a result ot the war. Private builders are urged to ! begin their work at once. The average workingman, who has been steadily employed during the war probably has more money than ever before, and now is the time for him to begin an investment in a home. I I Building in short, is an important 1 ; part of the Government's plan for peace. Stopped during the war, i ; this industry is far behind its nor mal condition. j Nearly every town and city in the country needs new buildings; nearly every city in the country needs new nouses. The people of America have been living in close quarters. They must have more air, more sun light, more green fields, more natural freedom. Plans are under way to create de mands for homes, to start work on public buildings, and to encourage I 1 ; . , .... . . P r > vat ebuilding on a large scale Ev f e ™ ™ cooperate in this great task. It is a job for the busi ■ ness man, the worker, everybody in 1 the community. Reconstruction must be made lit jeral, the Department of Labor be lieves. There must be reconstruc I tlo . n ° f *?"* whi H ch is a " tiqua ' ed and obso ete, and new contsruction j, nomes - War-time labor requirements made new building, except upon Government work, out of the question, and as a result America's population is living in too close all, of homes, quarters. Moreover, the cessation of building has caused increases in rents until they have become in many places absolutely exorbitant. For the national good, this retar dation in the normal housing pro gram must be more than made up. In making it up, there will be created a need for labor that will assure employment to the men who have been fighting so bravely to make the world safe for democracy. More than a resumption of build ing operations is sought. An exten sion of the program so inclusive that it will include the erection of every building that is needed every where, the prosecution of public work, the erection of public build ings, and the construction, above Unity is as essential in this cam paign as it was in winning the war. The Nation must be united in sup port of a program that will supply its greatest need and at the same time minimize the difficulties of transition from war times to the normal oragnization of the country. "Keep industry humming" is the aim of the Government. If every man takes a hand in the building campaign, the Department of Labor believes, this aim will be made j good Gazette-- Kendrick-Southwick Line rick and Southwick is now in good The phone service between Kend working order. The line has been repaired and put in first class con and|dition. This line has been aggra vating the minds of the business men of Kendrick and the farmers around Southwick for a year or more. It is a relief to everybody to have it in good^shape again. Porter Introduced Bill Senator E. W. Porter of Latah J county, has introduced a bill to ; amend certain sections of the laws : governing school teachers, and pro-j viding that teachers must attend | the institutions to be held annually I m each county, and that they bei paid $4 per day and mileage for at tendmg the institute The bill in troduced by Senator Porter follows: 1 Section 1. That Section 177 of ■ Chapter 38 of the Compiled Laws of j Idaho be and the same is hereby a mended to read as foHows: Sec. 177. The county superin-1 tendent of each county in the State of Idaho must hold annually a teach-1 ers' intsitute at such time as he may j designate between the 15th day of j June and the 1st day of September. Such institute shall not continue more than 12 days. He must give at least ten days'notice of the time and place of holding such intsitute ! Dy publication in some newspaper ....... I published in the county, and by written notice to each qualified j teacher in the county; Provided: That two or more counties may unite in holding a joint institute under the joint supervision of the j county superintendents of such; counties. I Sec. 2. That Section 178 of Chap other unavoidable circumstances. ter 38 of the Compiled Laws of Idaho be and the same is hereby a- j mended to read as follows: Sec. 178. It is the duty of all teachers engaged in the county holding a teachers' institute or in counties holding a joint intsitute, to attend such institute during the entire session thereof, and partici pate in the exercies .thereof, Pro vided: That any teacher shall be ex cused from attendance at any county or joint county institute if such teacher attends for the full term during the year any summer normal school which may be held in the State of Idaho; and Provided fur ther: That any county superinten dent may excuse any teacher from attendance at such institute if such teacher shall, during the year, at tend any other teachers' institute for a period of five days or more or if such teacher has, during such year, attended any recognized sum mer normal or university school, and any teacher may be excused from such attendance on account of sickness, absence from the state or Sec. 3. That Section 179 of Chap ter 38 of the Compiled Laws of Idaho be and the same is hereby a mended to read as follows: Sec. 179. Any teacher who shall attend any annual county or joint institute, shall be paid his actual railroad fare in going to and from such institute and the sum of $4.00 per day for each full day's attend ance at such institute. It shall be the duty of each county superinten dent to keep an accurate record of the attendance at any such in stitute of teachers from the county in which such superintendent holds office, and to take vouchers for rail road fares paid out by the teachers from such county within the mean ing of.this act, and such superinten -1 dent shall make a full and detailed' cöunty~ com mi ss'i oners at' the J fare 0 £ each Teacher from the county attending any such institute and such mon eys shall be paid out of the general schoo) t und of the report to the county commissioners showing the amounts due each teacher for attendance at the in stitute and for railroad fare, and it shall be the duty of the board uary session following any institute county; Provided: That any teach attending such'institute who has not taught, at least three months of school in such county following the institute and prior to the succeed ing January session of the county compensation or expense for such commissioners shall not receive any attendance, and Provided further: That any teacher attending such in stitute wno shall teach a term of school of at least three months fol lowing such institute in some county in the State of Idaho, other thtan in the county which he is credited as having attended such in From Laurel Boyd I am getting along fine. Nothing to do but eat and sleep. I have been in the hospital just ninety days today but am all O. K. now. Got hit through the hip, the bullet pa8Sed through just under the hip joint but did not injure the join tm any way. I could not get out of bed for thirty days and could not even lie on my back or right side during that time. i have been classified and put in c i ass A and expect to go back to my outfit soon. They are on the Rhine in Germany. It sure will be some trip to go up there The weather has been rainy here f or t he past two months but we have not had any snow This has been the quietest Christ mas and blew Years I have ever svpent j n my )ife j sure would |, ke to have been back there to go t 0 the dances I got a letter the other day from my brother Frank. He was * in Brest, France, awaiting transporta tion home. I did not know he was over here and didn't get his letter j n time to go and see him. You ought to see me now! I only we j g h jgo ponuds and wear a 36 inch belt 1 hope I will be back home be fore long. Laurel Boyd, Base Hospital 54, A. P. O. 798, France. No Flu at Genesee Genesee seems to be entirely free from flu at this time. The school has been in session three weeks and no new cases have been reported. The Sunday schools and churches have resumed their sessions and lodges are meeting again. The motion picture show will be opened Saturday evening. The opening into the general social activities, however, has been slow. The school was first allowed to open for some time to see what the effect would be before other ac tivities were started. Every pre caution should be exercised to pre vent a recurrence of the disease, which has been the case in so many towns. Moscow has set a good example and has returned by slow stages to the general activities and still maintains a close ban on dances and in this way has been able to keep the nubmer of cases down to the minimum and keep their schools open.—Genesee News. Death of J&rd Metsker Jard Metsker, father of Mrs Frank Palmer of Potlatch ridge, and a for mer resident of Kendrick, died at the home of his son near Genesee, J J anua,, y 19. *1 the age of 84 years, was born * n Pennsylvania and served three years in the Civil war where he fought in eleven different battles besides rendering other ser j vice< He was a member of Corn j P a °y B of the 5th Iowa Infantry and fought under General Sherman, During the last four years he made b ' s home with the old soldiers st Boise. He was marr ' ed in 1868 and to *- b ' s un > on twelve children were born : four sons and ei *? ht daughters, of-- M. O. Raby and A. C. Deeter are on a deal whereby Mr. Raby will come into possession of the residence property now occuped by the N. E. Walker family. Mr. Deeter will become the owner of the town prop erty now occupied by Mr. Raby at the lower end of town, and also a money consideration. The deal is Sweek' 0 ^ finished the last of stitute, shall be paid the per diem and railroad fare by the county in certificate of attendance at an in which such school is taught and a stitute by the proper county school superintendent shall be sufficient warrant to the county commissioners of *>ueh county to order such per diem and railroad fare paid out of the general school fund'-of the coun ty in which such teacher has taughC school.