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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. APRIL 4. 1919 NUMBER 14 Letter From Rev. Emmel Harbin, Manchuria. Feb. 13, 1919. ^ Ipar Wife and Family: 1 am finally in Harbin, a Russian City ir. Chinese territory, so in fact, 1 am in China, yet in Russian work. My trip here was most interesting, with the late trains, poor accomo dations as well as the crowded conditions, strange language and customs, made it indeed interest ing. For the time being I will write of the things that now con cern me. We hear very little from Amer ica, yet we get the "North Americ an Star," a very good American Chinese newspaper, tho the news is almost a week late. Yesterday we got a telegram telling us of the Seattle strike. We are only hoping that the trouble in the industrial America might be settled without bad effect, as the whole world has its eyes on us, especially the Rus sians. It would be a terrible blow to democracy if America would be come aflame with industrial con flicts. We are thinking in world wide terms here for Harbin is the great center where the East, West, North and South meet. Harbin has a population of about 400,000, J am told. Not a bad city, situated in the heart of one of the greatest wheat sections of the world. It looks like the country around Hermiston or more like the great plains of Monatna, in fact it is a counterpart of Montana. It is very cold and quite windy and the dust blows quite a bit. The sun shines every day so it seems like the country we love—Hermiston. I have a fur cap tho I have not as yet used my fur overcoat. The temperature stays about zero, but it is a dry cold and you don't notice it. I am assigned to a two-fold work. I have the physical work among the U. S. soldiers and am physcial f director of the town of Harbin, and here is my great opportunity. I wish you could see what these people are doing in the matter of schools, since the Revolution. Schools have been started all over the city in old barracks and we are invited to do the physical work in the schools. I have just returned from one of the schools where I photographed one of the physical culture classes. It is wonderful how these people are taking hold of these matters. I have four directors under me now and hope to add more soon. We are planning a big summer school here this summer where we will train "Y" leaders for the work in Russian. Some of the Russian young men and women are of the finest I ever met. We have one young woman in our Hobart school who is as fine as any we can boast of in America. My heart is in this work and it seems as tho I have found the very thing I have so longed for these years. I wish I could write you all my heart feels and my eyes have seen since here. But it would take years to do so. I only hope I have you here to see for yourself. I am now stopping with Mr. and Mrs. Lucas. Mr. Lucas is the Rus sian manager of "Y" work in Har bin. I have a fine room; have ac cess to the bath and eat breakfast here. Tiffin and dinner I take at the R. R. Engineers' mess. I am as comfortable and contented as can be. It doesn't seem so far from here home as it does from America to China. There are a number of American people here and many English speaking people, indeed. For my | interpreter I have a school boy who learned his English in the Russian schools and he does most remark ably well and is a fine little fellow. They are all anxious to learn Eng lish and America seems to be the goal of most of them. They have the highest respect for all that is American and seem to think that their greatest realizations will be fulfilled in getting to America. We are trying to teach them to live as Russians for Russia's sake. What a great people they are, just Runaway Last Sunday The Frank Frederickson family, while driving up Main street last Sunday morning, had a narrow es cape when their team became frightened at a bicycle and ran away. The team turned into the curb, smashing one front wheel of the hack and throwing Mr. and Mrs. Frederickson and the baby on to the sidewalk. The team then ran up the street to the postoffice corner, went around the block past the de pot and then headed toward the warehouse at the tramway. As they started across the track they broke lose from the hack and then ran up the Big Bear ridge grade a considerable distance. No very great effort was made to stop the teaam as no one knew until the hack had passed that there were two little girls sitting behind the front seat. Rud Porter saw them as the team rounded the corner at the postoffice, and cutting across lots tried to stop the team by grab bing the lines at the side, but he was thrown under the hack and quite badly bruised. The little folks stayed with the hack until it came to a stop. Mr. and Mrs. Frederickson suffer ed some painful bruises and the baby was stunned for a time, but the family came out of the accident with no serious injury. Local Baseball Prospects I ! Considerable interest is being, , ... . . . . „ I shown in the organization ot a base ball team for Kendrick. The boys . . I . expect to meet soon and elect a cap- ! , . . * tain and manager. A. E. Wilcox,. the old reliable, is booked for the ; position of manager as he has sue . . cessfully looked after the interests' ...... . , . of the local team for a number ot i ye ~L S ' . .. There are a number ot new men to be added to the old players here ! and everything indicates a very fast j aggregation for this season. Among the new men are: Carrol, who plavs ; a fast outfield; Densow, who f° r - merh pitched for the Lewiston team; McCreary, also a pitcher and all round utility man; Cole, who plays an infield position. The old stand-bys line up as follows: Forest,! who plays anything from catcher all I the way round the nine positions; ; Bolon, who plays an outfield pos ltion; McCrea, a fast shortstop; j Brown, a pitcher and catcher;, Compton, an outfielder; McKeever, 1 who plays both infield and out field; j E. E. McDowell, an all-round play- ! er. Then there is Rognstad, who is expected back from France soon. | He is a whirlwind third baseman, j Taking everything into consider-! ation prospects never looked better for a winning team than they do , now. The above mentioned players with a little practice will be able to put up a stiff game with any of the teams in the neighboring towns. All players are requested to meet at the ball park Sunday if the} weather conditions are favorable, when organization will be com pleted. bubbling over with spirit and hopes for the future. How I long to be a factor in their development. Bright eyed boys and girls—they must have their chance in life, and America must demand it for them in fidelity to them. When I think of my little ones with the chance they have and ; compare it with the lack of oppor- ; tunity the most of these people have had, I am most grateful I was born ! in good old U. S. A. where God has given us special opportunities. There is no shortage of food here | as the thousands upon thousands of sacks of grain are piled up at every station along the track. There is a ; two-year crop in store here in Man-; churia, waiting for an efficient train service to haul it to the ship- 1 ping points. I once thought ^ this Siberian country was mountainous or at least very rough, but quite to the con trary, it is a very level country, in fact, vast plains, in the main. Some,*** ' v day it will be the grainary for the world.— Your loving husband, Harry Emmel. * 1 Gave His Life in U. S. Service Private Eddie Sneve, Another Bear Ridge Young Man Who Gave His Life For His Country. Word was received last week of the death of Private Eddie Sneve, who was in the 91st Division and a member of Company L, 18th In fantry. His death occcurred in Evacuation Hospital 49 at Coblenz, Germany and was due to hbrinius . p " ri . 1S ' D Private Eddie Sneve was a Bear , , , . ... , ... Ridge boy and is the third soldier . *. , , from that community who has glven ls 1 e or ls ™ n ry - 1 France. He entered the service ^ ... ,. October 6, 1917, getting his pre . ' . . 6 . r liminary training at Camp Lewis 'until June when he was sent „ „ .. T Camp Merr,tt ' N / J " going 0Ver j seas f rom there in the early Pact of August. ; After the signing if the armistice he was sent into Germany with the Arrny 0 f Occupation and was taken i 1 ill Ernest Bolon Returned - I Ernest Bolon of Company C 12th ; Infantry, returned home the first 0 f the week. He entered the ser j vice last August and went from here to Camp Freemont, Cal. From 1 there he was transferred to New j y or k and boarded a transport bound ! tor overseas. When three days out, the armistice was signed and his | boat was ordered to return. He to ! j spe nt consierable time at Camp j Merritt, N. J. and from there was sen t to Fort Russell, Wyoming, , where he received his honorable dis charge. ____ - Troy'News:—There is every rea son to believe that Troy will have a gymnasium before long. The ques For Troy Gymnasium tion has been coming up for dis cussion at the Commercial Club meetings for the past year or so, but at no time was the enthusiasm in this direction so pronounced as it was at the meeting Wednesday even ing. Although a number of the business men were absent from the meeting the proposition was started pledges amounting to ; with ; $ 1 g25.00, and it is believed that it wi n be an easy tas k to ra j se $4,000 ! or $5 000 , if either of these amounts should be necessary. W. M. Thomp son , Geo. Saad, k. T. Mvklebust and yj m. Uuthie have been ap pointed a s a committee to ascertain tbe cos£ 0 f a suitable site and the ; ; probable outlay necesiary for mater ial and construction of the build j ng , The committee was instruet 1 ed £o ge£ figures on both frame and brick structures and report at £be nex t meeting when it is expect ed SO me definite understanding will be reached. It is proposed to form a stock company to finance the pro Some,*** and [ f «« enthusiasm that pre vailed at the last meeting contin ues> there is no question but what the gvmnasium will become Reality.. a i mourn with the bereaved family, 1 ill with the malady which caused his death. Private Sneve was born at Forest, i Idaho, Novmeber 24, 1891. At the age ot eight years he moved with his parnets to Big Bear Ridge, where he made his home until he joined the Lmited States Army in the early part of the war. He was one of the first boys in this com munity to enter the service. He was a quiet, modest young man of splendid character and liv ed a clean, honest upright life, Such a life as his was truly a sac ! rifice for his country. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sneve, three brothers, Herman, Stanley and Melvin, survive him. He also has a host of friends in this community where he was so well known, who keenlv feel his loss and Road Contract Not Let The county commissioners met Tuesday to open bids for the con tract of grading Powell hill , be tween Kendrick and Juliaetta. Only one bid was received and it called for $9,000. As this was ap proximatelv double the estimate cost of the grading, the commission ers passed up the bid. The situa tion of this road work is now sub j stantially as it was a month or so ago. The commissioners are still holding the proposition open but no bids will be considered unless they are for a much smaller amount than the one received. Juliaetta Farms Sold Last week witnessed considerable activity in Juliaetta real estate. The following farms changed hands: Joe Evans sold his farm consisting of 80 acres, with no improvements, to Frank Hoisington. The place is located on Potlatch ridge. The purchase price was $6,000. T. B. Bash sold his Juliaetta pro pertfy, consisting of approximately 8 acres of land, a 4-room hou» a „d 2 lots, for $3,500. John Hornquist of Ciarkston was the purchaser. He will move to the place and make his home in Juliaetta. O. S. Dasch sold his farm, which joins Juliaetta, for $6,500 cash. The farm comprises 89 acres, 69 ; acre s ofwhich is farm land and the rest pasture. Rev. G. W. Ben jamin of Southwick was the pur chaser. He and his family will make their home there and will take immediate possession. Shortly oyer a year ago this place sold for $5,000, the recent purchase price be-, ing $1,500 more than that of a little over a year ago. The James Hickenbottom town . . j. . » « • P ro P ert y consisting o a dwelling and one lot was sold to Tom Fox of Juliaetta. Wm. Freytag Badly Injured Last Friday afternoon Wm. Frey- ; tag while, walking on the railroad ' track near the Sturdevant Lumber Yard was run over by the N. P. speeder carrying the section crew and quite seriously injured. The car struck him in the hack, throw ing him flat on his face in front of it and then passed over him. He suffered several deep gashes upon his head and on various parts of his body and some very painful bruises, For a time there was very little hope held out for his recovery but he is now improving rapidly under the care of Dr. Rothwell. Mr. Ferytag was walking down the track when the accident happen ed and the speeder was comnig down at a fast clip behind him. The section crew blew the horn and thinking Mr. Freytag would step off the track, failed to slacken speed. When the car was within a few rods of him the section crew called to him but he hadn't time to step from the track. The road runs close to the track on one side and the creek on the other side. Mr. Frevtag could not hear very plainly on account of the roaring of the creek and thought the horn on the speeder was a car coming along the road. For this reason he failed to look around in time to avoid the speeder, which i ran down the track a considerable distance before it could be brought to a stop. _ ir d ci t rom Koy Horance any, but 1 am getting pretty used to it now and will soon be web-foot ed- Have seen very little sunshine since I came over here. Expect all the fellows will beat Dan and me home. Transferring us into Evacuation 19 has doomed us for about six months now. Another fellow and I got a pass yesterday afternoon and we spent the time looking over some of the old and interesting things of the city. We certainly enjoyed the afternoon. In the evening we went to the Y. M. C. A. and had supper. We got a very good meal for four — j Tries, Germany, ; änd then Dear folks: It is raining cats and dogs and j that doesn't improve my spirits It It A marks. From there we went to the Y. M. C. A. theatre. They had a band concert and a short church service movie When we left the theatre it was a quarter to ten, j we just had time enough to catch a street ear and beat it back to camp, ten for our pass was only good until _____ Am enc | osing a photo . Dan and j stepped in front of the camera man just to see what the result would be—pretty tough looking characters, aren't we? ] Well, I think I had better close as j I have raved on quite long enough, j Regards to everybody. Love to you all. Roy. ---I j 1 At the election held in Troy last, Strong For Highway District Saturday, for the purpose of voting upon ^e proposed formation of a highwaty district, the vote resulted l " a , of , 21 ' 2 f° 26 favor -* creating the district. The fol of ^ *"*■ *■'" l 0 !'"!, 'rTT.?!!! „TI 69 mended for appointment by the Governor: Erich Oiler, Harry Gon- ; dell and George C. Hoidal. The election at Bovill Saturday, resulted in a unanimous vote in favor of the highway district. This is the first highway district election on record where there were no vo t es cas t against the formation of a highway district. Elections will be held Saturday of this week for the Potlatch and Harvard-Princeton districts and it is believed the sentiment is very f av0 rable to the proposed districts. be-, gix highway districts and one good roads district have been voted in Latah county. ____P Deputy Sheriff L. G. Peterson of j spent the week end in Kendrick on ibusiness. Don McCrea Returned Donald McCrea of the 63rd Artil lery Regiment, returned last Satur day from his service in France. He left New York the 13th of last July and landed in England^July 26, just 13 days later. He sent 4 days in Liverpool and then sailed for France. 1*rom the 5th of August until the 5th of October he wpnt to school, studying radio and tele phone work. After finishing his studies his regiment was put on the rifle range where they fired 3,000 rounds with 8-inch howitzers. They were stationed at LaCortine and re mained there until after the armis tiee was signed. From there they traveled to Bordeaux, where they remained until Feb. 1, and then went to Marseilles. They left France Feb. 6, for the States, ar riving Feb. '26. Don brought his gas mask and steel helmet back with him. He says the American gas mask is the best in the world and can be worn longer than any other. He wore his eight hours straight while laying telephone wires near the front line trenches. He has a dangerous look ing hole in the top of his helmet but he says it was made during tar get practice and ne was not under it when it happened. Don expects to remain here this sumrherand will then finish his high school work at Everett next year. The following peom was taken from the diary of the 63rd Regi ment: SUNNY FRANCE Drowned in the mud of "Sunny France"; Our home is not a circumstance As far as mud and rainstorms go. With here and there a flake of snow, It rains in torrents, rains in gobs, And almost drowns us poor wet slobs. It poors all morning night and noon, A shining day would be a boon. They're wringing wet—shoes, socks and shirts— It's a damned good thing we don't wear skirts, For with all the mud that we wade through We'd surely catch our death of "flu." We're soaked through slickers, coat and pants— Drowned in the mud of "Sunny France." Back in the days before the war— In eighteen eight-three or four An old man here was heard to say They once had one whole shining day. It shone when Jacques arose at morn, Was shining yet (though a bit forlorn) When Jeanne prepared the noonday meal For Pierre and Henri and Lucille; ] It shone 'til Vespers—then went j down j Upon a much-astonished town. Whose populace acclaimed the day As if a saint had passed that way. And since the fathers tell their young, j When comments on the rain are 1 flung. Xhat - twas not always raining here," ^nd then recall that happy year— immortalized by lore and song— When the sun stayed shining all day long. If. »hon the roll is culled for me. 1 don't reply—don't blame the sea, ; rhe Boche> the oid age or such; \y e ' ve something here that beats tbe Dutch And i£ j fai , to stand Retreat> Q r sbow up when it's time to eat, 0r I'm just not there-you'll know, perchance, I am drowned in the mud of "SUN-* ^Y FRANCE.' teache ° s went^o^pokane Tuesday t o attend a meeting of the Inland Empire Teachers 1 Association. Miss Abrahamson, 5th and 6th grade teac t her * as al f so * memb * r ? f th ® art - V - The rest of the grade teach ers chose to remain in Kendrick and continue their school work, The classes of the absent teachers were dismissed for the week.