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Boost For Better Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 21. 1919 NUMBER 9 * INTERESTING LETTER FROiyjALLOWAY Now Stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia To the readers of the Gazette: I thought I would write you people a few lines to let you I know that I am still alive and feeling fine. I would like to get home but guess there is no chance for 20 long days more. Everything was going lovely until one of the boys got to going up to the 23rd machine gun company. He broke into where they were quarantined ,for the measles and just as we got our or ders to leave for Fort Logan, Col orado, this kid took down with the measles. They took him to the hos pital and stuck a sign on our bar racks saying that we were in quar antine. The doctor said that if no more cases broke out the quaratine would be lifted the 23rd day of this month. All but about a dozen of the boys left a week ago and the Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho boys are all that are left. We don't do much but sleep, play ball and horse-shoes all day long. I thought 1 was lazy when I left home but I could keep a fire going but that is more than we can do here. We don't have any snow ' down here but we have lots of rain. It rains about twice a weqk, and it rains, too, believe me. I enjoyed my trip very much a cross the continent but was disap pointed in the condition of the im provements. All the board houses look like they had been there for forty years and' I saw sage brush and sand hills until there was no name for it. I would not trade 40 acres of Big Bear ridge soil for the best 160 acres I saw on this trip. I had a good time at Camp Free mont, Cal., but things have been rather dead since leaving there. We were all raring to go until we hit Camp Mills. The first day we were there we were issued our over seas equipment. We thought we would be leaving for France within 24 hours, but when the time came to go we got another order to delay. We drilled along fine, thinking from one day to the other that we were going to get across. Betöre eight days were up the armistice was signed. About a month later we were told to roll up our packs and catch the train for Long Island City, with enough lunch for one meal, and from there we went to Hoboken, N. J. The next morning we were hungry but all we could do was to stand around and watch the big liners come in to the habror. At 4*y.-:30 that day two nice young ladies came along in a big car and learn ing that we had had nothing to eat that day they took us up town to one of the biggest hotels in New Jersey and we filled up on fried chicken. After dinner as we were leaving an old lady gave us a big sack of sandwiches. Late that night we were joined bv the rest of our outfit and were load ed on the transport President Grant the next morning. We landed in Camp Lee the 28th of November. I never have liked it here. That "you all" stuff gets my goat. Noth ing but coons as there are very few white people around here. You hear so much about the south ern towns and Washington, D. C. That is not half the place I thought it was. But it is just like the his tory said around where Washington was. Those old plantations on most every hill and about three miles apart. All big, white houses. We have had several dances since we have been in this camp, but they are too slow. The people here don't think much of the west. All you see here on the road is an old poor mule and a little old wagon. I haven't seen a decent team since I have been here. Can't see anything but a few acres cultivated here and there is nothing ROAD MEETING HELD TUESDAY NI6HT Banquet Served at Kendrick Hotel To Large Crowd. It has often been sdid that "if you feed the brutes they'll come out." The truth of this assertion was again proved by the large at tendance at the "good roads feed" held at the Kendrick Hotel last Tuesday evening. A crowd of over fifty business men of the town and a few outside guests assembled at the appointed hour of 6:30 to partake ot a banquet served by the hotel management, and to talk over the matter of good roads in general as well as to re ceive the report of committes. The banquet was all that could be desired. A long table the length of the spacious dining room was loaded with good things which were disposed of in the proper manner. The service was excellent. After the cigars were lighted Mr. Thomas reported that he, as the re presentative from Kendrick and James Langdon as the representa tive of Juliaetta, had consulted with the county commissionres the day previous and that the commis sioners would immediately en deavor to get bids on the construc tion of the proposed five percent grade between Juliaetta and Kènd rick. It was thought best to let a contract for the construction of the grade over both the Powell and Hamil hills, providing a conserva tive bid might be received. It was decided at the committee meeting Saturday morning that Kendrick would go fifty-fiity with Juliaetta on the expense of putting the Hamil hill on a five percent grade. Other speakers followed Mr. Thomas, the last one being Byron Detenbach of the firm of Defenbach and Sons, expert accountants of Lewiston, Idaho. Mr. Defenbach is a very interesting speaker and made a number of references to the roads in the vicinity of Kendrick. One of them being to the effect that he had always judged the state of enlight enment of a community, not by its educational system or its churches, but by the condition of its roads. He judged that, after having travel ed over the roads in this section, the inhabitants must be semi-bar barous. It was also a mystery to him why Kendrick was not a city of a million inhabitants or more, as it was so easy to get into the town but so very difficult to get out of it. After spending a social hour to gether the meeting adjourned. It might be well to mention that the honor of promoting this splen did community meeting is due to Charles McKeever. It was through his efforts that the pleasant and profitable evening was spent by the business men of the town. Mr. Mc Keever acted as chairman for the evening. Banks Will Close Saturday In order to properly observe Washington's birthday both Kend rick banks have decided to close for the day, Saturday, February 22. No Victory Bonds Final decision has been reached that short term notes will be sold in April instead of Victory Bonds. These notes will mature in one to five years. The maximum authoriz ation of the notes was fixed at seven billion dollars. The rates of inter est are to be fixed by Secretary Glass. The notes are to be redeem able before maturity, at the option of the Government on one year's notice. but sand. All they raise is a few peanuts. Well I will close for this time. Just as quick as I get my papers in my hand the fastest train can't get me to old Kendrick any too soon. I got enough of the East for me. Hiram Galloway. My address is Co. C. 8th Div. Ammunition Trains, Camp Lee, Va. JOIN THE LEAGUE OF THE NATION 1 I a I j Letter From Walter Bigham Sam Bigham sent a letter to the Gazette, written by his son, Walter, who is with the army in France. Mr. Bigham says they have been mowing lawns in Seattle all winter and not a sign of snow. He also states that Seattle has a mayor that is "all horse" and one hundred per cent American, Walter's letter fol lows: Jan 14, 1919. Dear Folks: Expecting a letter from home which I have not received. I think the mail is hung up somewhere. I am getting along fine. It is just like* spring here—grain and shrubbery green and when the sun shines it is quite hot. There is nothing but work here. Yesterday we unloaded 600 horses and mules and in the afternon we loaded 700|and sent them up to the German border. They are coming in and going out every day. About a month ago they had 26,000 horses and mules here. There are not so many now as they are shipping them off right along. I got my overseas stripe the twelfth of this month for being over six months. It doesn't look as though I would be home for some time. Still we can never tell. We might leave at a moment's notice. JWish I could see American ridge again and Kend rick faces. This is the first letter I have writ ten in 1919. Supper call so I must go and get some beans and corned beef. Love to all, Walter S. Bigham. •The Carlsons Entertain Last Friday evening the Carlson home was the scene of a very pretty and enjoyable Valentine card party. The living rooms were tastefully decorated in festoons of bright red hearts with crimson and white car nations helping to carry out the Valentine colors. After several hours of cards the honors of the evening were awarded to Mrs. Frank Byrne and Mr. R. D. Newton, Mrs. Byrne becoming the proud possessor of a large bunch of carnations, while Mr. Newton car ried off the gentlemen's prize of one ot Wright's latest novels. The refreshments also were plan ned to carry out the color scheme of St. Valentine. Delicious red and white salad, heart-shaped sand wiches, cheese and nut balls and coffee were served by the hostess, assisted by Mesdames McCrea and Lutz, with dainty little Miss Eliza beth Carlson helping to pass the napkins. The following guests were pres ent: Messrs, and Mesdames Moser, Byrne, Lutz, Dunkle, Knepper, G. Porter, Bechtol, McCrea and New ton. Francis Roberts Writes St. Mihiel, France. Dear Harold: I got your letter last night and also your Christmas box, and be lieve me it was good. Was sur prised and the rest of the boys in my room said to tell mother they appreciated it also. Most of the | boys got theirs about Christmas time but I didn't expect to get one j because I left the 116th before I got a coupon. j It has been raining here every day but it froze last night. Every thing looks green like spring and I found some wild flowers in bloom the other day. Went to church last night at the Y. Also had a minstrel show yes terday afternoon. We just have a hike twice a day and do squads east and west some on the hike. Well, 1 will have to stop and go on guard in half an hour. Toul: Didn't finish this letter as I ivas transferred here to the ; Casual Company. I don't like it so well here as we can't go down town without a pass. I have been down twice, once to a show and was on guard one day at the depot. Am homesick and the more I think about it the worse I feel, Don't know when I will get home|ing but hope it will be soon. Love to all, Frâncis Robrets, 2nd Army Replacement Depot, A. P. O. 918. A. E. F., Toul, France. School Notes riate verses for the individuals of the senior division. Friday afternoon in the assembly room of the high school the con tents of a Valentine box were dis tributed to joyous receivers. De licious heart shaped candy was made by the teachers and passed to each student of the high school. Two teachers made characteristic illustrated valentines with approp-, ... Some very fine pieces ot furniture are being made by boys in the man ual training department. An ex hib.t will beheld later in the year, The girls of the second year cook ing class made bread Wednesday, and the boys of the manual training class sampled the product. Feb. 14th, St. Valentine's Day, the little folks of Mrs. Whites room bad a valentine box and play ed games. Clifford Emmel is back in school this week. He has just recovered from an attack of influenza Miss Long's pupils had a Valen tine box and seemed to have a very good time. The enrollment of her roorn is seventeen this week, an in crease of two over last week. THE PAST WEEK AT THE CAPITOL CITY Written by Our Special Correspondent This has been an unusual week in the Capitol City. The leigslature was practically forgotten in the ex citement attending other diver sions. The dairymen were the big noise at the beginning of the week. For three davs they attracted un usual attention but their exhibition was worth it, besides Boiseites do love a free show. To pass through the spacious rooms and even glance at the numerous contraptions of the dairymen, from the steam cow mi 1 ker to the milk tester, was in itself a liberal education. The County Commissioners also met. The only thing lacking from the writer's viewpoint in this gatheiing was the smiling count ances of former commissioner of Latah, John Woody now sheriff of the greatest little county in the state a county that has held the state university against the on slaughts of state legislatures for twenty-five years. Then there was the meeting of the mining men of the state. Here again, Latah county came to the front through the omnipresence of Jerome J. Day. He was given a vote of thanks and congratulations for his gift of a thousand dollar scohlarship to the school of mines j of the state university situated in i Latah county. For his many other ^ good qualities, especially that of ; steering the democratic party into the arms of its ancient enemy at the last election, a cheap cut of handsome features was given a place in the columns of the Daily Statesman. No man can hide his light under a bushel when he comes to this city. Genius is appreciated at the Capital. Dr. Lindley also came. He de livered a masterly address before the Mining Congress which was universally praised. Somehow the Doctor has the happy faculty of say ing the right thing at the right time and in the right place. He is deservedly popular in Boise. About the same time the ladies of the G. A. R. gave a Lincoln day banquet to about 200 of the old boys of'61. The addresses were felicit ous. It was decided that there are now two "Typical'Americans" on record— Roosevelt and Lincoln. That reminds me that a great mass meeting was held last Sunday even to pay homage to Roosevelt, It was, indeed a great gathering and to Roosevelt was applied all the endearing epithets found in the un abridged dictionary. Judge Mor gan of Latah county, now Chief Justice Morgan, spoke. Among other things this is what the Chief Justice said: "He (Roosevelt) has been called a typical American. I do not think he was. He was a magnified, and intensified Amer ican. There was but one Alexander the Great, but one Julius Ceasar, but one Napoleon, and there will be but one Roosevelt." A few days later came a non-par . . tlsan Lincoln Day Banquet. This was inaugurated by lhe Grand Army of the Republic and had, per haps, for its main purpose the ex ploiting of the marvelous oratorical powers'of Chief Justice Morgan, formerly of Latah county but now a property owner of Boise. The wri f ter wa f u "°' preS f nt but the / e : P ort says that the audience laughed mo . st ° f tbe 1 t . ime ' F ° r thls the audience should not be censured for the memory of Lincoln is a funny subject and the Judge looked the part. But all this was preliminary to the big event of the week— the partisan Lincoln Day Banquet. This was a great assemblage of dyed in tbe wo °* re P u blicans. If the Chief Justice was there he was lost in the shuffle. No one listening to the addresses could possibly get the im pression that this big meeting was held for the honoring of the memory 'of the immortal Lincoln. Its name, ROAD COMMITTEE MET SATURDAY Appointed Men to Meet with County Commissioners The good roads committee, con sisting of M. V. Thomas, E. P, Atchinson, Ralph Knepper and John Waide, from Kendrick and C. W. Jessup, J. C. Hamil and James Langdon of Juliaetta, met last Sat urday morning for the purpose of getting action upon the construc tion of the Kendrick-Juliaetta roaef. The committee authorized Mr. Thomas and Mr. Langdon to met with the county commissioners at an early date and to inform them that the two towns had raised a sum of money which they deemed sufficient, with a like amount from the county, to put both the Powell and Hamil hills on a five percent grade. This committee of two was given full power to make arrange nients with the commissioners to let a contract for the job if a reason a ble bid could be secured, At this meeting it was agreed by those present that the expense of grading the Hamil hill should be shared equally by the two towns and* that the committee of Mr. Thomas and Mr. Langdon had the power to include the grading of this hill in the contract to be let for grading the Powell hill, if these gentlemen saw fit to do so. r was the sense ot the meeting that this committee of two constituted the executive committee and that they be given full power to handle the road situation in any manner in which they saw fit. his__ ' .. Road Building Enthusiasm Potlatch, the big sawmill town of Latah county, has petitioned the county comissioners to include the town and enough adjacent territory to build a highway from Moscow through the town of Viola to Pot latch. The petition is signed by Potlatch people and outlines a splendid district. Deary held a good roads meeting last Saturday and is forming a high way district. An election to vote on the proposition has been called for March 22. Miss Ruth Broman of Moscow visited Mrs. Ralph B. Knepper in Kendrick Wednesday and Thursday. "The Idaho Lincoln Day Memorial Association," is the only credit Lin coln received. This was as it should be in such a gathering for it is 'well known that were Lincoln living in the present day he would be in France as a Wilson democrat. It is admitted that Ex-Governor Good ing made the hit of the evening in his harangue of self-laudation. He is still claiming, "I would rather bave made the fight and lost than never to have made the fight and won." To say the least this statement is growing a little stale. One of the chief addresses at the above banquet was made by Boise's "Fighting Parson," "Our Willsie," ^e Reverend Martin (who was the ______________________ ,_____________ chief laudator of Roosevelt last Sunday evening.) On this occasion he brought "A message from France" and this is the message: "Those men " (one of whom I am whic h,) "who have been overseas are going to f0ntro , the political destinies ot this nation in the days to come." What rot! At this great gathering Mrs. Car rie Harper White and Dr. F A. Drake also spoke. Boise is getting an overdose of these two aggressive f pm nlp «5 Thpv nr P f P t P H and hnn. quetted on every hand and before coming to the state legislature they were not known outside of their own communities. They recently introduced a bill in the lower House and when it came up for final cremation both voted against their own Bill. Such is ilfe. The limit of our space has been reached. The Hog Raisers Conven tion and the state legislature must lie over until next wee!'.