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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MARCH 28. 1919 NUMBER 13 From Sergeant Winegardner February 9. Dear Folks: Here goes for my Sunady "regul ar." I shall make it rather short as I have a slight cold and my head feels as big as a barrel. I came down hire to Nice rather expect ing to find banana cilmate. Well, there are oranges on the trees all right, but this is their cold season and it is a trifle chilly when one gets out of the sun. Am having a great time and everything is just fine here. Friday we took a trip to Monte Carlo and the Italian Border. We transferred into Italy about halt a mile by auto mobile. It sure was a wonderful trip and there were real sights to see. February 11. I went to Grass today, or more properly, Grasse. It is supposed to be rather a famous place but if you know much about it you beat me. It is famous for its perfume fac tories. It is the perfume produc ing district of France. We made the trip by auto and it was rather'a chilly ride, but enjoy ed, nevertheless. The scenery was fine, but you know these mountains are not very'new to me. Am send ing you girls a couple bottles of perfume which you can dispose of to suit yourselves. I guess neither of you use very much but anyway you have some perfume direct trom Southern France and bought by your little brother. It is supposed to be gilt edge stuff. I wish you could see some of the queer little donkeys they work here. Some of them are hardly as big as a sheep but they have them hitched to little carts and working anyhow. February 17. I am glad you folks are better lined up on where I am and what I am doing and have been doing. I find on my return that I am back at my old job again. Well, it is not so bad, as long as a fellow nas to stay over here and be in the army. 1 ran what they call complement fixation tests today on the blood of 108 horses for glanders— quite a little day's work. That is my main business tho. 1 haven't told you much about my trip, have 1? On leaving here we went to Nantes and theri went south along the coast to within 330 kilometers of Spain. Went south through La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bayonne, Biaritz, which is a famous summer resort along the coast and almost to Spain. From there we went across to the Mediterranean, through the Pyrrnees mountains. These mountains here are nothing like the Rockies. We came through Marseilles and on around to Nice, where the sea sure does have a won derful blue all its own. The skies are very pretty too. of to Yes, I sure would like to visit Germany and will if I can. I would like to look at the old Clearwater and tell you about the Rhine. I sometimes feel* as though I * would like to come back and go to farming. The "after the war" U. S. will be a little different, too, I suppose. Well, the idea is to get back. So long, and good-night. Your son, Jim. Base Lab. B. Squadron No. 1, A. P. 0. 701, A. E. F. Cutting Tolls of Smut The estimated national loss due to wheat smuts in 1918 crop 25,500, •000 bushels. The estimated national loss due to oat smuts in the same crop is 110,000,000, bushels, and to barley smuts 6,000,000 bushels—a total loss of 141,500,000 bushels of grain. In September, 1917, the United States Department of Agriculture began a campaign for the preven tion of dereal smuts. Methods of seed treatment to pre vent smut were demonstrated to 113,090 farmers in 43 States, and 21,500 farmers were personally ad vised on their farms regarding smut and smut prevention. Twenty-five per cent more farmers treated seed than formerly. And the campaign has just fairly begun. I Bum Mail Service We presume mail matter is trans-1 ported over the W. I. & M. as ex peditiously»as present conditions ■ will permit. The conditions are decidedly bum, however, since the; government took away the mail clerk. The service is nothing short of marvelous, for slowness. If you mail a letter at Deary Friday morn ing, addressed to some person on the rural route out of Avon, three miles away, here is what happens: the letter goes to Bovill, then back to Potlatch Friday afternoon. It reaches Avon Saturday morning an; lies in the postoffice there until ! Monday, reaching the adressée some time during that day. Four days, traveling a hundred miles, to get three miles. You can get mail from Chicago quicker. The Press hopes to be able before long to add a couple more days to fiscal week and thereby reach Avon on Fridays. We are negotiating with Uncle Sam now for an individ ual mail pouch. Then it will be up to the railroad, which has always ; treated us right in the past, and no ; doubt will do so in the future.— | Latah County Press. Southwick Items Miss Christina Southwick and Mr. Arnold Cuddy were united in mar- riage at Orofino, March 15th. The young people have hosts of friends who join in wishing them long life and happiness. The children ot the Southwick i school have been suffering from an epidemic that resembles mumps very much. . | Mrs. Wycliffe R. Smith has tak en charge ot the P. O. here. Mrs. Smith gives utmost satisfaction as ; l l s ! Mrs. J. K. Estes of Moscow re- ! ceived the following message fro™ her son Edgar who has been with the 74th Engineers in France: "1 j have just returned well, and glad to j feel the soil of the U. S. A. under j mv teet Fishing seems to be the style late-; ly and some very nice fish have been j caught by the sportsmen Rev. Benjamin is expected home soon trom Juliaetta where he has been assisting with meetings. at South' Rev. Nead preached wick, Sunday. LETTER FROM FRANCE Feb 16 1919 Dear Friends: ' Only a line or two to let you know j I am well. | I wonder if you know that one year ago today was the last time I \ stood on American soil? (rather, j pavements). We were loaded on the boat along about noon at Ho boken. Our ship was the Pastores. j We left Camp American Univer sity on beb. 15th about noon, and in the morning we arrived at Jersey j City and took the ferry from there to Hoboken, where we were loaded on our boat. on our boat. We lay in the harbor the 17th till about midnight, then came our trip that seemed would never end. We had quite a surprise on March 1st, we were attacked by submarines ; about four o clock in the evening, : | surely was some excitement on ; bqard. I was on duty as one of i ammumton passers and was ordered j below, so did not see any of the fun. They were very sure they hit ! the sub, but I am not sure. I have I heard some say that a torpedo went ; in front of our ship about thirty feet, then in a short time we were ^L b ^7 n nof n nHÂ± aSer3 and ! * We arrived in port at Saint Nay _ ; aire on March 4th along about dark. The next morning we march ed down the old gang plank on to i French soil in a slight drizzle ot rain, and marched to a big camp • where we were stationed for about a week. *| Well, I have been very busy all ; day, so must close and go to a movie show in the mess hall j Give my regards to everyone, Your friend. Pvt. John J. Heath, 1 21st. Co. 20th Engineers, A. E. F., I via New York City. - .. .. g .. . « , * At a meeting of the school board last Saturday night it was decided to enforce the truancy regulations. There have been a number of child ren who have not attended school since it closed down on account of the flu. The board feels that there is no further excuse and will ex pect every child of school age to at tend, or be reported to the county I officials. * FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED ; A 4L JR n V * of ing 15G the a I Fifteen Years Ago. Items of interest that happened in and around Kendrick in the spring of 1904. J. I. Mitcham has received the ap pointment of mail carrier on rural route No. 1. i , Charles McKeever has been sick the past week with quite a severe | attack of the Grippe. At the last meeting of the Gun Club, R. C. Sinclair surrendered ; the Callison me dai after holding it |for two meets with a 24 out of 25 ! score, to C. M. Keep who scored 25 straight, j R. B. Himes, photographer, "thok" j the little folks who helped Jose j pb j ne Moser celebrate her'?th birth day Saturday. It was quite an im portant occasion and there were j presen t a t the banquet table quite a J number of her little triends. The way the Oddfellows Lodge is growing in Kendrick is a wonder to its most enthusiastic members. Every lodge meeting there is a pile of work before it. 4 A cow beIon 8 ,nK to Ed Byrne rol led down over the cliff just east of j the Vollmer-Clearwater s ware | house, Tuesday and was dead betöre sbe reached the bottom. She was \ engaged in fighting ypth another j anc * ^as Pushed over the elm by her antagonist. - j Linden Items j Everybody got off the road Sun day when Mr. Longfellow drove out with his new high stepping team, There is sure some class t j him now. Fred Crocker is also the proud own er of a new team, j g Foster wears a smile that won >^ CO me off over the arrival of ; a coup | e 0 f pure blood Hampshire : | ambs and A. Allen is wearihg the ; game k j nd 0 f a sm j| e over the ar i r i va l 0 f a pair 0 f white faced twin j ca i ves ! J. P. Alexander went to Lewiston I Saturday to visit his daughter. Mrs. ; O. O. Stone and expects to visit his son Clyde and family at Winchester before he returns. ! Mrs. S. H. Fry and son Carence ; went to Moscow Monday Mr. H. E. Faires went to Colfax Friday. i Mrg Ed Darby and Mrs Carrie Allen went to Juliaetta Tuesday for • f da . visit . *| Mr. and Mrs. Earl Langdon re ; turned to the ridge Monday. She met him at Camp Lewis where he j was discharged from Army service and they have been visitir.g rela- 1 tives on the coast and at Juliaetta. I Everyone is glad to welcome him back again. Mr. R. Garner and Mrs. May * Bowerman spent Sunday at the Geo Garner h ^ me The Idaho State Land Board has authorized Northern Idaho's four timber protective associations to lease their lands for grazing pur- poses on the basis of 20 cents per head for sheep and 80 cents per head for cattle for the period of the grazing season. Surprise Party on Potlatch Friday _ PVPnimr March 91 „ evening, March 21, a crowd ot triends, numbering over fifty persons, spent the evening at.onf the Hogrefe home It was in the nature of a surnrise nartv in honor .. 8 , r P so party in honor, y ot the 7th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hogrefe. Games and dancing were enjoyed during the evening. The guests brought re freshments which were greatly en- : joyed. ' 3 ' 0 Big Bear Ridge ■. of the week. Mr. Riggle, our mail carrier, is making the entire route again this week. Miss Delcia White spent the week end with Mrs. D. J. Ingle. The Luther May sale was well at- j tended Thursday. a Alfred S. Nelson and sister, Miss Stella, who are attending the U. of I. are spending a week's vacation at . home Leonard Fairfield has rented the ; W. W. Reid farm. Rufus May and family are mov ing from Pine Creek bench to the A. Hooker farm, which they have rented - i Mrs. Emma Gladden spent Satur- ' dav in Deary with her daughter, Mrs. Ira Altig. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mav and ! daughter departed Monday for Spokane,-where they will make their home. Miss Evelyn Tesch closes a very successful term of school at Taney briday. » , I ha bel McGraw, Ruth and Arthur Alber are staying at the Roy McCay home, while attending school at St60lë ® A large number turned out to work the Pine Creek road the first j I no work on hand before receiv ing further instructions from the county chapter. The roads and fields are drying nicely, if this weather continues plowing will soon begin. in town has from one to a dozen or more. County Superintendent Lillian Scattaboe has issued a statement that the state eighth grade examin .*?• W - Bi « ham was a Moscow visitor ba ur ay. Miss Evelyn Tesch and Johanna Hooker were Sunday guests at the. home of Mrs. A. N. Rognstad. The drive for Refugee Clothing is j being made by the local. Red Cross J this week. I The 175 refugee waists are finish-J ed and will be sent to county head quarters. ..... . S"*-?' I Having made the allotment, there ___ ^ ' . .J mightTe^wdi" foT the 8 Vi "lige Council to add another worry to 1 their already large budget, and de clare an open season on rabbits, The town is becomcing rather thick ly populated with these little gar den destroyers as nearly every boy ation will be given April 10 and 1Ï, at the same centers throughout the county where they were formerly conducted. Deary Favors District At the election held in Deary, j Saturday, March 22, for the purpose of of voting upon the matter of créât ing a highway district, there were 15G votes for and 37 against the district. The names of Anton Nel son, August M. Johnson and Wil liam Bowers have been sent to the Governor for his appointment and these gentlemen will no doubt be the commissioners for the district. Bovill will hold a highway dis trict election tomorrow (Saturday). Troy is expecting to vote on a pro- at posed district in the near future. The county is being thoroughly or ganized under the independent road district plan, as that has been the only solution yet advanced for sg curing permanent and passable roads. Kendrick and Juliaetta and a small section of country tributary are located in the only section of ; the county that has not declared itself for an independent road dis trict. - Leland News The house owned by Mrs. Black I inton but occupied by Garry Hog refe, caught fire Sunday last in the ! roof but as the shingles were very j damp the fjre was readily extin-1 «uished; but'not until the congre- j gatlon w h ic h had assembled at .the | church was called out by the alarm j at.onf "fire." This was an unusual method of closing a service but therfc were no lin * erin 8 " How do j y ou do > g> » as a j| were intent upon [ helping the family to save their be-j longings, and as well, to save the j building. Reports say Claud Craig has a | : good well of water on his place ! south of town at a depth of a little ' 0 ver 200 feet. , ! ■. tÄS I ; a few days the early part of the j week, but is reported convalescing. I . .. , , . A. W. Hile is packing his belong ings preparatory to moving to Day-, ton, Wash., where fie has rented a I ; piece of land which he will seed ; to beans. This is a new enterprise | for that locality, but as the soil and climate conditions there are very j sjmiliar to those here, there can 1 be no doubt that bean raising wil I | i be a profitable industry there as it j ' s b ^ e ' Here s our hand, Mr. Hile, wishing you abundant success. ' 1 Some one said "The stage driver's ! ! J}9 rse tel * tbe ,JJ tber day b >s tongue loo bad that the horse should suffer such a ser ous consequence through a tall. But all the same the tongue of the stage was broken, this delayed the arrival of the mail. , ip be Bed G ross is soliciting cloth ing and such other articles which | may be useful to the refugees of the war stricken districts of Europe. I Mrs. Needham of Clarkston, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles ! 0 Baack. | Vester Whitinger and family have j moved onto Claud Craig's farm i south of town. | Harry Smith and family visited in Lewiston last week. ] Mr. A. H. Smith who has been on ; sick duty at home is again out, and able to take his place in the store, j Wi u feyea was jn L, e | and | as t ! week, arranging for bringing his wife here to live. j R a i p h Smith is here from Moscow ! for a f ew days He CO mes over j quite often to "square" on mothers J goodi es. But all the same we all I like to look upon that smiling face occasionally. ; M Chas Cludrav sold her town »ndfnS Mrs. Chas Cludray sold her town I property to Ed Johnson, and in turn boua , b t j be confectionery business and property of Mr. Felberth. It is her intention to install an up-to -1 date business. Her many friends wish her abundant success. Russell Smith has added a new piano to their home fixtures. M iss Helen Koepp is on the sick llSt at the h ° me ° f h ° r mother ' 1 ' : The Methodist Centenary Cam paign drive for $105,000,000 vvill take place soon after the close of the Victory Loan. The drive is for the purpose of raising money for missionary work throughout the world. Dr. Purcell and family of Spok ane spent the week end in Kendrick with the Moser family. Dr. Purcell was in the medical department of the U. S. Army during the war, having the rank of Captain. His wife is Mrs. Moser's sister. Creamery in Bad Shape The meeting of the stockholders of the Kendrick Co-operative Creamery Company was held at the Town Hall Tuesday afternoon. The report 0 f the auditors of the Corn pany ' 8 books Bhowed an indebted ness of over $3 >00 n. No definite action was taken in regard to the future method of procedure, on the part of the stockholders and the entire matter was left with the board of directars . The board has tbe power to , ea3e or sel , the p , ant at its own discretion, School Notes -- Last Saturday evening at the high school auditorium, the ninth grade entertained the tenth grade. A short program was given by the ; pupils under the direction of Miss Payne. Various games were played and some flashlight pictures were 'taken. About,ten o'clock the re- freshments, consisting of ice cream, cake and wafers, were served. A number of cases of inflenza have broken out in the high school again. Miss Payne took sick Monday even ! j The puils that have been neither j tardy nor absent for the past three | th f h , . , B k j 1 Quelle Baker, Juanita McDowell, Gwendolen Moser, Anna May Anderson and j Rester Dammarell. [ The pupils of the eighth grade j had a picnic, marshmallow and weiner roast Saturday afternoon | u P«n the hill near «.the Mitcham ! place. ...... Thursday evening the biology ! class took a field trip covering the I <«««»»<»«1 *«■» Gu.ch. The first grade have finished the ; primer and the first reader. They book; "The Progressive Road to Learning" finished beginning and are beginning Book II. The pupils of tne third grade are reading Book I of "Jungle Series." j I h P0 .: nn : no . » neu; are beginning a new I Progressive Road to ; Book j | The second grade have j their reader and 1 ,. T . M , of . ,, ß , | The New Education, Book III. j The fourth grade are beginning Book jjj "America's Stories for ' America - S Children." It is a story ! 0 f the Early Colonies. They have finished Book I of "Jungle Series" Everybody Broke A Bolshevist was recently prevail led upon to elucidate the doctrines 0 f bolshevism He replied with the usua | generalities about the aboli tion of wealth, etc., and being ask ed to give details of the program he exp i a j ned that money must be abolished, There would be a substitute, of course. We were not to return to the system of exchange and barter, j There would be a certain kind of ! currency, but it could not be ac cumulated. A man who did any j WO rk would get a ticket at the end ! of each working day, representing his remuneration. It would have a da t e stamped upon it, and its va i: d : tv would end in 48 hours va " dlty " d a T ^ * ; He could either spend it .n that time or lose ll ' and m thls way the ^ving of money would be impos. be sav,,,K ,,,u , , sible. There would, therefore, no capital. Every sturdy community is large | y a conrimU nity of home-owners— ' 4 „ . not rent payers. But try to imagine a rpan buying a house with a bunch s t amped and da ted tickets which will all expire in 48 hours. Mul tiply this condition by the number : °f the population and you can vi» ualize one of the funny features vvhich we sliall see wbc-n bolshevism aphi „ vp _ ordt ,r out of chaos—when thieves order out ot chaos wnen, in a word, it becomes systemized. It is equally easy to imaigne any kind of systematization under bol shevist government.— Nez Perce Herald. --- „ n R . t t Moscow on M. Ü. Kaby went to Moscow on business, returning on the evening tram.