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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 28. 1919
NUMBER 10
Capitol Correspondence
^ Governor Davis had a stormy voy -1
agj last week. He was initiated j
into the "Grotto" and his boat rock-!
ed fearfully as he crosesd the river
Styx. If the governor cannot guide
the ship of state through the tur
bulent political waters of Idaho
more smoothly than the old Ferry
man at the mythical river he will
toe of all men most miserable.
Would that all the people in Idaho
could take the same cheerful view
of life as the White-Drake combin
ation does in the state legislature.
These women firmiv believe that
men and women can be made good
through legislative enactment and
they are now and have been posing
as the champions of women
eight hour act for women, intro
The;Wm.
duced by this irrepressible pair was
passed by the House by a vote of 45
to 21. Why they were so insistent 1
that the Bill be passed in its present
form instead of being further a
mended could not be comprehended
by the 21 stalwarts that voted again
st it. -It is the positive belief of
many that what the women got is
not what they want. It still leaves
the household drudge the privilege
of working twice eight hours out of
the twenty-four. The Bill provides
only for the employment in the
more genteel walks of life.
Two members of the Senate called
at our place of business recently,
They are both men of long acquaint
ance and tried integrity. Both are
decidedly above the average in abil
ity. Neither of them had introduc
ed a Bill to date. Their mission
seemed to be to kill off freak bills
that others introduced and in this
both had succeeded admirably. If
the general public could hear these
administration men talk it would
surely believe that our present
method of lawmaking is a howling
farce.
The Governor has secured the pas
sage of his pet measure and that
there could be no mistake he signed
the Bill himself. But the change
affects only the executive depart
ment of the state government. As
suming that this was a wise move
on part of the governor, it now re- i
mains to be seen whether it will
work out in practice. The appoint
ment of nine Commissioners whose !
stipends are fixed at $3600.00, will
be the governor's first concern. Of
course fitness for such place is not
the only qualification. Party boost
ers will demand these plums but
it is hoped that our brand new
governor will not allow the old line (
politicians to dictate his appoint
ments. Whatever the result may be
there will be applicants to choose j
from sufficient to supply every state 1
in the Union. In this connection 1
ex-governor Gooding ought to be re
membered, he having bled and died
for his party. j
Now that our state has started on
an experiment to run the executive
^department of our government
♦ftrough the wisdom of Governor
Davis, can we not find some Solon
wise enough to abolish our an
tiquated system of making laws?
As one looks down from the galler
ies upon the two motley assemblies
one is inclined to consider the
efforts of these men as the biennial
joke, but then the results are too
serious.
The present system of lawmaking
is entirely out of date. Our com
plex civilization demands some
thing better. Today there is hard
ly a member in either House that
follow his party boss.
does not follow his party boss.
Party expediency is the slogan and
very few if any legislators rise
above it. But the laws should be
made for the people as a whole
without party bias or prejudice.
is an exact
Lawmaking is an exact science
and should nqt be left in the hands
»
of men or even women carelessly
picked from all trades and profes
without reference to fitness
sions
for such delicate distinctions
Içwmaking implies. A non-par-!
tisan Commission kept in continu
ous session has been advocated and
might meet the requirements. At
any rate we should be most: willing
to experiment knowing as we do
that what we have isn't it. Any
change must be for the better.
Southwick Items
Protracted meetings began here
] as t Sunday evening.
T . TI ^ .
John Heath tells us that his corn
pany has been supplied with new
picks and shovels. His company
officer tells the boys that they may
get to use them for two or three
months. John thinks that sounds
cheering (?).
Russell Betts seems to be as 'glad
to get home as his friends are
have him there.
The;Wm. Hewett's proprety was mis
taken. Mr. Hewett still owns his
^ arm '
FROM EDWIN WETMORE
I bavé an idea that Marion is
home by this time. He was a tick
The person reporting the sale of
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Faires and
Harvey entertained Miss Warlick,
Miss Winegardner and the McClel
land young folks, Friday evening.
led boy when he left here and I was
glad that he got loose, as I should,
like to be loose myself. j
I have' my shirt ironed up *or in
spection Monday and even have my
clothes on the stove to boil, so am a
smart one, for it is only 8 o'clock. |
Marion's section went out on the ;
range Wednesday. I saw Wheeler
and Skeels and they hadn't done a
thing there yet and hadn't heard a
shot fired. They came in at noon
and went on liberty, so I did not
get to talk to them long.
The second section and ours have
been cleaning up the new chow hall
since yesterday noon and we had
good job of it too. I think that we
will be turned over for duty Mon
day, but not until after inspection,
you can be sure of that, and we
have heavy pack inspection Monday. 1
I like that, I do.
I hardly expect to be discharged
before the last of March, but I wish
it would happen tomorrow.
came running out and the smoke
was just rolling out of our tent,
Smith was ordered to turn in the
stove until he could learn to turn
We had a fine happening to our
tent the other day. My bunky lit
the stove and went visiting. When
I came in the stove was smoking at
a good rate. I turned it down and
then went out too. Pretty soon
it out when he left the tent. So
we went without a stove last
night, but Smith asked for the
stove this evening and he got it. It
certainly was a surprise to us.
When I get home maybe the
( sleighing will be good. 1 surely
will sleigh ride a little any way.
Well, I have everything ready for
j that inspection but scrubbing and
1 1 will do that this evening,
1 I wish they would send us up to
Bremmerton, Washington, then I
should be a little closer to old Dog
j City and some of the people I know.
,, , , .. ... , ,
someone called to Smith and he |
1 have been to chow and it was a
chicken dinner. It was pretty near |
as good as our old rabbit dinners 1
that we used to have. Were they !
not good? Do you not wish you
were back here again Mack? I do
not know whether I will get out of
here alive or not as we are getting
such rich feed of late,
I put one over on them last night
!
i
!
and did not shave, as this was Sun- "
day and no inspection today, so 11
have quite a crop to whack off to- ■
night. j
Tell them all hello for me, just :
j once any way, As ever, Pvt. Hugh
E. Wetmore, U. S. Marine Bar- !
racks, Sec. 1, Vallejo, Mare Island, 1
Cal.
Big Bear Ridge
j
A very pretty and pleasing pro- j
gram was given at the Taney school :
' ast Frida y afte 1 rn ° on bonpr ° f j
Washington and Lincoln's birth- ,
room was most effec i
y , d \°° red white
", y oecoraiea in rea, wnire ana
blue, forming an alcove over the
. d ] aree fl atr in the
* o i fi! ,
background. Only the patrons of
the school were present. Miss
Teseh is the teacher.
Ira Bolon of Pullman was in
Kendrick the first of the week on
business.
Lyecum Course Next Year
The representative of the Ellison
White Lyceum Bureau, met with a
number of the business men of the
town at the office of the Kendrick !
Rochdale Co., Friday night and J
closed a contract for a lyceum
course for next fall and winter.
The course will consist-of four
numbers, two of which are to be
given before the middle of Novem
ber, one in January and the other
to,some time in April. This is the
arrangement that it was thought
would give those who live at a dist
ance, an opportunity to attend the
entertainments. *
D. R. White was selected to have
charge of the arrangements and
the sale of season tickets. It was
decided to give the lyceum numbers
under the auspices of the school
with the co-operaiton of the busi
ness men of Jhe town. Mr. White
has secured a long list of guaran-1
tors on the contract. He believes
that everyone who signed the con
tract will boost for the course,
While it is a more expensive course
than attempted before, the talent ■
secured is said to be very good. I
Mr. White emphatically states that
there will be no deficit at the end
of the course as he feels confident :
popular entertainers.
a--
Linden Items
that with the assistance of the busi
ness men of the town the course
will easily pay out. I
The course consists of one lecture, !
two musical numbers and an enter-j
tainment feature composed of two
_
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day with Mrs Vaughan
f S 't 6 °é ^ araer anc * children
ho me.
;pent
Mrs. Vaughan and Teddie
Sunday at the Foster home.
Mr. B. I. Smith went to Moscow
Saturday to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sten.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Farington,
Albert Dorendorf and Miss Josie
Cramer were Sunday visitors at the
e. H. Keeler home.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hill spent
Saturday at the Darby home.
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Bateman and
little daughter of Sojthwick, spent
Saturday and Sunday with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Foster.
Mrs. Laura Langdon returned
from Southwick, Thursday.
Edgar Bohn returned to Spokane
Wednesday to resume his work as
conductor on the street car.
week.
fr ^ L<?u^AlexanderThTTat"/'part
0 f | as t week and Lou bought one
from H. E. Faires the first of this
^ Mr. and Mrs. Lou Alexander spent
Sunday at the H. E. Faires home.
The Misses Eva and Leah Smith
spent Sunday at the J. O. Carr
home. I
I»* j », „ , „ , •
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fonberg spent
Monday at the C. H. Fry home.
I
Land Deal on Potlatch
R. B. Parks closed a deal this
week whereby he came into posses
siorr of the Munsterman farm on
Potlatch ridge. It is a splendid
j pieçe of land and nearly every foot
: under cultivation. The considera
/ion was $35,000. Mr. Parks also
! s °ld 160 acres of the 240 acre farm
1 ° n which he now lives, to William
|B°nd. He will give possession of
j Bond. He will
the farm to Mp. ßond and will take
possession of his newly purchased
place next fall.
j Ed Baker and fam , ]y arrived from
: t h e coast last week. Mr. Baker
j purchased the Nichols far«ion Tex
, as ridge and is moving there this
i wee ^- He shipped his household
goods and stock from the coast in an
emigran t C ar.
John Reid shipped four thorough
oonn neia snippea iour tnorough
bred rabbits* to outside points this
j wee k. One went to North Dakota,
i one to South Dakota and a pair to
I New Mexico.
There will be an examination
held at Deary and Moscow, March
22, to fill the position of rural car
rier at Avon, Kendrick and Troy.
Lilly B. Mathieson Dead
Mrs. Lilly B. Mathieson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Talbott of
Juliaetta, died at Great Falls,
! Mont., February 18. Death was
J the result of an operation for ap
pendicitis which was performed at
a hospital in Great Falls, Friday,
February 14.
Mrs. Mathieson leaves a husband,
Edwin M. Mathieson, to whom she
was united in marriage on Septem
ber 7, 1918; her father and mother,
two sisters, Mrs. C. Biddison and
Miss Hazel Talbott of Juliaetta;
three brothers, Charles Talbott,
Juliaetta's present postmaster;
Glenn Talbott, a Juliaetta high
school student, and Earl Talbott of
Great Falls.
Mrs. Mathieson was born in West
Virignia May 28, 1892; came to
Idaho in July, 1906, and resided in
and near Juliaetta till her mar
riage, since which time she had
lived in Montana. She was assist
ant to her father for more than a
year, during his term as postmaster
at Juliaetta. The father was on his
■ way to Great Falls when the mes
I sage arrived announcing her death,
Mr. Mathieson had been in the
government service at Jefferson
: Barrack*, Mo., until Dec. 9, when
he was discharged and was with his
wife during her illness and at the
I time of her death.
! The remains were brought to
Juliaetta for interment. Rev. H. P.
Nelson conducted the funeral ser
vice at the Christian Church, Sun
day, February 23, at 3 p. m.
School Notes
About fifty of the High School
students were present at a party
last Friday evening at the high
school. It was planned by the
teachers of tne high school faculty.
Various games were enjoyed by all
and before departing forjhome re
freshments were served. The even
ing was much enjoyed by all and
we hope for a repetition in the near
future,
The general science class perform
ed an interesting experiment after
school Monday afternoon ïhe
girls furnished the materials and
the boys furnished freezers and ice;
the class made ice cream and grape
sherbet, observing the construction
tTeezers and the temperature ol
the freezing mixture. Senior high
school students and teachers who
wer c still in the building were m
vited to help eat the ice creaam.
Mary and Lena Bunger are absent
from school this week, owing to in
fluenza.
I After an absence of three weeks
/on account of the flu, Miss Abra
. , , '
hamson is again able to resume her
teaching. It is needless to sav that
I hr pupils as well as the whole echool
gladly welcome her return, as her
sweet smile was greatly missed.
ried
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grade Monday.
Miss Long's pupils have
their flag up for three weeks.
kept
. Birthday by givin g the following !
; nrnora J[.
Miss Abrahamson sadly reported
the fact that her flag was taken
down.cn account of the tardiness !
of one of her pupils for the first j
time this year. :
Freda Walker enrolled in the fifth !
!
Friday afternoon the first and sec-1
ond grades celebrated Washington's J
program: "America,'
Boy Abe," poem by
song; "Little!
second grade;
Dramatization of- "Betsv
Dramatization or. Betsy
i Ross and the First Flag," by the
second grade.; "Star Spangled Ban
ner »
j
Flag Salute, first and second grades; I
'Marching Song of Soldiers"; Stor
iff»« nf ÜPnroro Wachinnrfnrv "Tho .
ies of George Washington; "The
Red, White and Blue Forever,"
song; "Little George Washington,"
to
Curtis Bailey is back in school
this week. He looks none the worse
for an attack of influenza.
George Clem has returned to jun
ior high school.
Zella Stewart has entered the jun
ior high school.
Moscow Votes District
Star-Mirror:—The highway dis
trict election held here Monday car
ried by an overwhelming majority,
there being 385 votes in favor to
46 against. The vote was light ow
ing to the fact that the day was one
of the worst of the winter, snow
falling nearly all day on top of a
foot of snow that had fallen Sunday
and drifted badly, blocking many
roads so that farmers could not get
to the polls. AtJoelonlv 13 votes;
were cast but every one of these
was in favor of the proposed high
way district. At Viola there were a
53 votes cast of which 47 were in
favor and six opposed to the high
way district. Only 365 votes were
cast in Moscow but 325 of these
were in favor and 40 were against
the proposed district. 1
Now that the proposal has been
carried by a vote of the district
the governor wiII be asked to name
three commissioners just as soon as
the county commissioners canvas
the vote and certify its results to
Governor Davis. The new district
will be known as Moscow Highway
District No. 2, and will include the
city of Moscow and the towns of
Viola and Joel with the tributary
territory. No special line of road
is mentioned but the roads of the
district will be improved according
to the program fixed by the corn
missioners. these commissioners
will arrange for a bond election to
bond the district for the amount
necessary to carry on the road work.
Trunk lines and laterals will be
built.
Today a petition for Bovill High
way District No. 4 was filed with
the county commissioners by Scott
Ogden, attorney for the petitioners
and the board will be asked to call
an election to vote on the forma
tion of the district which includes
al 1 of the territory east of the Deary i
district (No. 3) to the east line of
the county, with Bovill as the cen
ter. I he district will contain
about 90,000 acres. Its western
boundary will be half way between
Deary and Bovill. The petition as :
filed today contains the names of a
majority of the land owners in the
proposed highway district which
insures the proposition being car
ried at the election. ,
Deary district extends from half
way between Bovill and Deary to 1
half way between Deary and Troy.
It has about the same number <Sf
acres as the Bovill district and
about the same amount of taxable
wealth.
With all of the road and highway
districts now formed or under con
sidération in this county the great
est road building eta this county
has ever known is assured for this
!
h , eavy that h,s company suffered
nearly seventy percent replace
James DeFord Returned
James DeFord, a former member
of Company F of Lewiston, return
ed the first of the week from
France. He spent fourteen months
overseas and five months of this
! time was spent in the front line
j trenches. He was gassed twice, the
: last time quite seriously, and wears
! the gold wound stri P e on , his r '8 ht
leeve. He has seen more actual
service than any of the Kendrick
boys who have returned so far. He
was in the fight at Chateau Thierry,
! Soiïsons, Belleau Woods, Paris-Metz
Road and some Ininor battles. At
J Be|)eau Wsods the casualties were
ments. Mr. DeFord has almost re
I covered from the effects of being
gassed but his throat still troubles
. . . .. ....
him at times and he will always
bear the scars of the bums upon
his back and shoulders. The first
time he was gassed with chlorine
and the last time by mustard gas.
Ini speaking ot his experience of
going over the top he made the re
mark that the one thought upper
most in the minds of the men was to
gain their objectives. This idea
was so thoroughly fixed in their
minds that they paid little atten
tion to anything else but to gain
the point which they had set out
take.
Letter From France
Well, this is rather a quiet and
disaml day. Most of the fellows
are either on guard or down to Cob
lenz, so there isn't much doing a
round camp. I was at Coblenz last
Sunday. It is quite a place, having
street cars and icecream. The Y.
M. C. A. furnishes most of the en
tertainment for the soldiers. They
have moving picture shows and
various kinds of amusement,
Our mess sergeant made a raise
of some chocolate candy the other
day and we where each able to buy
a pound box of it. It was sure
great. That and the Xmas package
just about satisfied my taste for
sweets, for the present at least,
We are feeding good but not
working hard enough to enjoy it -
1 ike we did on the front.
We had our picture taken with the
gun some time ago. You know we
have about the best heavy gun
made. It is a 155 m.m., or about 6
inch caliber with a 19A foot tube,
rubber tired wheels and weighs
about 14 tons. We were the first
regiment on the front with them.
The 146 Field Artillery, made up
principally of Idaho and Washing
ton men, are in the same brigade,
We have never been with the 41st
Division since we came over. At
first we were with the 6th French
army and then with the 1st Amer
ican army corps. When the 1st
American army was oragnized for
the St. Mihiel drive we were made
Army Artillery, which we have
been ever since. We w r ere assigned
wherever they needed us most and
it seems that they never had any
trouble finding a place for us, as
we were always on the job when the
show' started.
Sometimes we would advance in
platoons, leaving part of the guns
in position and usually firing. In
i our first position our section put
over four rounds in one minute and
ten seconds. I think that is the
record for fast shooting but an
other crew got one over on us by
putting 120 shots over in one hour.
: The paint was dripping off when
they got through. The old guns
used to be warm for days at a time
and when the nights were cool you
could always keep warm around
, them.
All the men carry rifles except
1 the "non corns," who carry side
arms. Down in the Marne in July
we bad the rifles loaded and ready
for instant use. The Boche got un
comfortably close at one stage of
the game. If they had come a little
closer it was the infantry for us as
it would have taken too long to
move the guns out.
Another time when we were on
the west bank of the Meuse, we
time two uf us were sleeping in a
^ ^ fn fhp
were called out at 3:00 a. m., and
ordered to dig in. We all made fox
holes and were armed with German
"potato smashers," rifles, pistols
and various instruments of warfare.
All we lost, though, was three hours
sleep and experienced a litlte heav
ier shelling than ordinary.
I got so that I could hit the
ground so quick it was sure comical.
Old Mother Earth sure looks good
when the shells go singing through
the air, and the more you see of it
the more respect you have for them,
tho we never would dig in unless
ordered to.
They short our tent full of holes
° ne , nlght ' A fe * " lin , utes after we .
had gotten out the bullets even cut
the ropes that held ic up. Another
shed close to the road when thev
killed a mule and threw dirt all
over the shed ' Lots of funny things
happened and a fellow was usually
Scared at tho tllTlC*, blit We all
time, but we
had many good laughs at one time
or another.
No one seems to have any idea
when we will start for home, but I
am not g0,ng t0 W0 T rrv abou ^ " or
e JUnt the days ' Love lo a!l ' lo,n
ong '
-
.Charles Guy purchased one of tha
Dan Steven's houses, now occupied
by the Dan Wilkenson family,
Charles Lewis also purchased the
to,Zoyer property from Mr. Stevens
I last week.

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