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B 303t For Better
Into Kendrick
Give Your Home
A Chance
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
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
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
I will close hoping to hear that
the people of Kendrick are inter
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
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
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part of the counties have made up
their quotas. We have more than
$60,000 reported of the [$108,220
"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.
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
. , .... . .
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
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
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
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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
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
He was marr ' ed in 1868 and to
*- b ' s un > on twelve children were
born : four sons and ei *? ht daughters,
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

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