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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance * VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY, APRIL II. 1919 NUMBER 15 From Herbert Lettenmaier Mrs. Mary Stump of Mohler, Idaho, sent in the following letter, which she received from Herbert Lettenmaier who is stationed with the U. S. Army at Romorantin, France: "I have wondered why you never wrote to me and have often wanted to write to you but while I was cooking for the Company my mind was occupied most of the time. Having so much responsibility to carry—being seven-eighths German —I was worried all the time There were so many German spies found during the war. Four were shot at the rear of our barracks, or at least shot at. I am detailed as K. P. and am cooking for the officers every other day. I have soldiered long enough now and am ready to try something else again. But I know I will never get as "lasty" a job as this one. I can't quit or get fired or anything—some job I've got. I have it nice now,and believe it will last as the Captain thinks a lot of his old cooks. We had the rep utation of having the best mess in the A. E. F. He made us all ser geants and made some more r.ew cooks. Well, I don't know when we will come home. I put in for my next Christmas package already as I might be able to use it. I truly hope I won't have to stay here long tho. I expect to stay here at least until July or August, if everything goes well. You people have no idea what the army is like. It is anything but pleasure. A person might say he has a good time but it is not quite that way. The weather here makes one have the blues. It rains and rains and just keeps on repeating same. It did quit for a few days, long enough to let it snow. It doesn't rain all day but rains a partjof fevery day. ' It costs two cents to go to town and eight cents to return, or ten cents for the round trip. Gee, it breaks one's heart to spend money * in such large amounts. I can't see anything comical in the French ways now as I am ac customed to them. It used to tickle me to see the old "Frogs" as we call them. They have the oddest ways of doing things. Some of them rush up and down the street like mad gathering cigarette butts or "snipes" that the Americans throw awav. 1 would sooner be dead than live for ever in France and as a Frog. In peace timdfe the private soldier gets five cents a day and the poor fellows eat dry bread and white wine for most every meal. In one of their companies they have no cook. Each soldier takes his ration and prepares it to suit himself. Well, I must help the boys swipe wood to get breakfast with. Shér if m was right when he said war is Jtifcl 1. I guess he knew. Hoping to hear from you soon,— Your friend, Sergt. Hubert Letten maier. Fifteen Years Ago Events of interest that happened in and around Kendrick in the spring of 1904. Joe Fruchtl has a crew of eight men employed at the brick yard, which is now running full blast. A new clay crusher was installed this spring and the capacity of the plant, 1400 per day, will be established this spring to fill the demand. H. E. Wessels sold the farm of Wm. Terry on Bear "Ridge, consist ing of 160 acres, # to Mr. Harms of Nebraska, tlje price paid being $3,700. One of the tramway buckets fell the other day just this side of the first tower, lighting on top of three fat hogs, wounding them so severe ly that they had to be butchered. Though it fell a distance of 110 feet the sack of wheat that was on it never broke. One of the hogs was killed completely by an iron rod extending below the platform of the bucket. Bond Election Carried That the people of this section are tired bf mud and heartily back of the good roads proposition was shewn by the almost unanimous vote cast in favor of the proposition to bond the recently established Genesee Highway district at the election held Wednesday, April 2. The bonds carried with the fol lowing results in the different pre cincts: . For Against Genesee---------220 22 Cow Creek------—50 2 Blaine---------21 9 ; Total-------291 33 This is almost identical to the vote cast for the establishment of. the district, which was 308 for and 24 against, and is considered a splendid showing. Undoubtedly a large vote would have been cast only that the'farmers are rushing their spring work. The men who have been handling the good roads move and have de voted weeks of their time to the | work feel very much elated over the results of the election and should have the heartfelt thanks of all who cast their vote for the proposition, j —Genesee News. It Happened in Missouri At an old fashioned revival they had great and sometimes strenuous times, An old farmer attended one ; of those old fashioned "shouting" revivals one time. He owned a rantankerous old mare that, when, she got excited, would try to tear everything to pieces. He went to sleep while the preacher was preach ing the sermon. Pretty soon an enthusiastic sister got to feeling i good and began flouncing around and shouting. She floundered up against the old farmer who was asleep. The noise awakened him and the first thing he thought was that his old mare was having one of her "tantrums." Half awake, he grabbed the shouting sister around the waist, yelling, "Whoa Nance, you old fool. Here John," calling his son's name, "cut the belly band and unbuckle the breecning and crupper or the old fool will tear everything to pieces." School Notes Alice Carlisle of Clarkston, is a new member of the seventh grade in tfle junior high school. Monday the seventh of April be gan a week of monthly tests for the high school. Only seven more weeks of school remain to complete the term. Miss Payne resumed her school duties on Monday, after an absenceS° of two weeks on account of the in fluenza. Also several students re turned: Arthur Wegner, Minnie j Torgerson, Ruby Sloane and Mary j Burger. Arthur Wegner ranks first in the ten minute test for the typewriting class under the supervision of Miss Dupertius. Hisrecord is forty and one-tenth words per minute. Miss Byrnes reports the follow ing as being neither tardy or absent during the last month. First grade: Mary Byrnes, Roy McKeehan. Sec ond grade: Shirley Clem, May Fry tage, Hugh McDcowell, Alvia Swanson. M|ss Long reports the following as being neither tardy nor absent during the last month. Third grade: Wallace Bramer, Muriel Onstott, Manning Onstott, Margaret Mc Dowell. Forth grade: Mary Chand ler, Arabele Hollada, Alefa Swan son, Lauren Lewis. Miss Abrahamson reports the fol lowing as being neither tardy nor absent. Sixth grade: Alice Frytag, Elvira A.chi*», Arty,e Hollada, Frank Florance, Bina Raby, Shirley White, Charles Crocker, Thelma Christensen, Dorothy Stanton. Iris Stewart. Fifth grade: Archie Waltz, Elma Satterfield, Ella McLaughlin, Freda Walker, Fred Van Wert, Grace Plummer, Pearl Departee, Pansy Riley. STARVE HIM ; | j pfr' 0,)dej>c£y Return From Army Service Brian Deobald received his honor able discharge at Fort R ussell , Wy . oming a short time ago and is now ; visitjng relatives Colorado. He wjl | g0 from there t0 Illinois where he expects to spend a short time wlth re i ativ c S before return j ng hotne Harry Benscoter returned last Saturday from his service in the i Army. He was a member of the coast artillery and was sent to France last fall. His company had not been put on the tiring line but "Pete" said it was only a question of a couple of weeks until they would have been in the trenches, if it were not for the signing of the armistice. He was a member of the 49th Regiment. When he got off the train he had shoes, over shoes, his tin hat, gas mask, sou venirs etc., hanging from various parts'of his person. He managed to get off the train however, with out any serious damage to anyone. He and Ingvald Aas came in on the same train. Pete says .he hasn't seen a man in the service who want ed to stay in France after the arm istice was signed. Getting home was the.one idea. Frank Ellis returned the first of the week, having received his honor able discharge from the Army at Fort Russell. He wsn't in the ser vice long enough to get a chance to to France but his work at the training camp evidently agreed with him as be looks prticuiarly well. j having gained considerable weight. j 0rphie Hupp was jn Kendrick Monday visiting with friends. He received his honorable discharge Thursday of'last week. He was in line for promotion as a flyer and would shortly have received a com mission as a flyer, if he had stayed in the army. He had practically finished the course as a pilot, had been up in the air with his machine numerous times and all he lacked to be a full-fledged flyer was his com mission. He is now in Moscow at the home of his mother. He and his brother i bot h expect to return to the old home farm on Little Bear Ridge this fall. __ Bas,eball Game Sunday : If the weather is favorable Sun day afternoon the Kendrick and Juliaetta baseball teams will plav a practice game on the local dia mond. It isn't t0 be a match s ,™ bqt is clearly to be understood that the game is to be played simply for the practice both teams can get out .of it. ; The Kendrick team has "worked out" twice this season and pros pects -look very gopd for a strong team. Ship Refugee Garments Moscow chapter and Latah county Red Cross chapters sent 6225 pounds of clothing, shoes and bedding for refugees from war swept countries, 1 Monday. The shipment was made from Moscow and made several truck loads of the bulky packages. There were 130 sacks of clothing; seven sacks of shoes; 19 boxes of bedding and clothes and one barrel of clothing. Latah county had been asked to furnish four tons of cloth ing. bedding, etc., but fell short 775 pounds, but the quality of the goods shipped-was excellent. The report of the shipment, as given by those in charge, follows: Latah county did not go over the top in her quota for four tons in the drive for garments for the refugees but what was necessary in quantity was more than made up in quality, The shipment was a credit to any county. All articles were in splen did condition, at least one-third were new and the rest will need very little, if any, mending. There were a good many heavy warm coats, dresses, sweaters, underwear, in fact the material was of the best. Everyone seemed to give liberally and cheerfully, regretting they had not more to give. A lot of new bed ding also was included in this ship ment. YY'hen we consider that Latah county sent 15 tons last fall and had the Liberty Shop going all winter selling worn clothing, the present shipment is splendid. All auxiliaries did their share.—Star Mirror. Linden Items Mrs. Lilda Wamper and little daughter of Park spent the week end with the Smith girls. H. J. Starr is clearing a large pie ? e of ground to break out this spring. He has tour men at work on it. mer - to their new home on Mrs. Runes' place last week. ' D t r „ , . an^friencte'onUie ridge'last week! . „ . . 1. E. roster is moving his family to his Cedar Hill farm for the sum School is closed this week on ac count of the absence of the teacher. Lothar' <^"^„"3 her. Lou Alexander and family moved Miss Leah Smith went to Mos Mrs. Harry Langdon spent Friday afternoon with her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrington and Mrs. Jim Ball spent Monday at Gus Farrington's. Clarence Whittineer of Southwick Sunday at Ed IPatterson's . ., Mrs :,p d Patterson and children, McPhee^ Eva^Sndtrs^n^'Sa^ur: day with Mrs. Geo. Garner, the oc casion being her birthday. Farmers Met at Southwick A meeting held for the purpose of discussing the feasibility of organ izing a farm bureau and securing a county agent, took place at South wick last Tuesday night. The meeting was conducted by R. R. Groniger, district agent of the de- ; partaient of agriculture of the University of Idaho, and was well attended. After explaining the ; object of the .work that is being done by the farm bureaus, Mr. Groniger organized the community by having an executive committee j elected as follows: YV. J. Whiting er, chairman, YY. I. McClelland, secretary; H. D. Haywood and Joseph Tschantz members of the j committee. , Fifteen farmers ol the Southwick section joined the organization after the close of the meeting and a gen-j eral campaign for the purpose of j ! securing a large membership is be-! ing conducted by those interested in the organization. ' The legislature recently changed the bounty laws on predatory Bounty Law Changed animals, taking the bounty off of bear and doubling the amount of wolves. The bounty now paid is $2.50 each on cayote, bob cat and lynx; $20 on wolves and $25 on C °!i ga ^ or u mo " ntai " lions ' , 1 . 0 , c s en ^ s office has been g,ven . tl,e ? uty of taking the boun | ties in each county, and trappers should apply to them. Just what part of the animal or specific in structions have not yet been an nounced under the new law, will soon be available. but John Oakes Injured John Oakes met with quite a ser ious accident the first of the week whi ^ hauling logs to Gus Farring-1 J* n B „ m1 ' 1 °" Cedar ( ; re f k u Kld « e - The go-devil upon which he was | r 'ding, turned over and the log which was dragging behind, rolled over one of his legs. No bones were broken but his leg was badly bruised. He was brought to Kend nc k and is now staying with Frank Chamberlain until he is able to be again. John is a good worker and ' s f°° bad that he has to be i a ' d U P j us * the beginning of the busy season. ---- Camp F ; re Gir j g It is evident that a freezer grape sherbet was taken from . Presbyterian Church the evening of April the third. Altho the Camp Fire Girls enjoyed sufficient serv ing of the remainder, the expense ot the missing freezer must be met with. All those concerned with the disposal of the missing sherbet, please send, to the treasurer of the Camp Fire, Miss Eula Crocker, 31 cents to help pay expenses. Sent Home Souvenirs ! Ed. Riggin who is with the À. E. ; . sen l spme interesting sou venirs h<me to his father, George j Riggin. One of the articles is a German army rifle in good con a dition except that the trigger has been removed and the hammer lock put out of commission. The barrel ; of the gun is in perfect condition : inside and looks like a good piece of workmanship, but the stock is a very- crude piece of work. An | American rifle is vastly superior, at least from the standpoint of appear ance. Mr. Riggin also sent two I German canteens. He wrote to his - .. , , i . . . . , , father and told him he had some valuable souvenirs that he had pick ed up on the tront but he wasn 1i going to take chances on losing them by sendin * tbem acroaa by j mai1 ' He has been in aettive ser- ! vice since America first entered the : war and has seen some hard fight- 1 ^ He wil1 cloubt have some j interesting stories to tell when he j gets home. Two New Districts Formed Two more highway districts were formed in Latah county by elections held last Saturday, making eight highway districts and one good roads district now formed in 'the county, says the Star-Mirror. The two districts formed Saturday were the Potlatch and the Prince ton-Harvard districts. A bitter ; tight occurred in Princeton pre cinct, where 192 votes were cast against the proposition to 140 votes for it, but in Harvard precinct the j vote was unanimous in favor of the district, there being 108 votes cast, every one being "yes." This gives a majority of 56 for the district in j the two precincts, , Potlatch gave an overwhelming majority for the Potlatch district, there [being 294 vutes in favor anff only five votes against the proposed j district, but it failed to carry in Viola and Palouse precincts'in the proposed district, the vote in these ' precincts being 13 for to 16 against, in Palouse precinct and five for, to nine against, in Viola precinct. Farmington precinct gave 10 for to 7 against and Cora precinct has not yet reported. The four precincts so | far reported give 322 for to 37, against, and Cora precinct probably did not cast more than 20 votes, which makes it a certainty that the highway district carried by a vote of more than six to one. Death of H. A. Whitted • H. A. VVhitted passed away at 12 o'clock Tuesday night at his hme in Juliaetta. death resulting from cancer of the liver. He was nearly 58 years old and was one of the pioneers of Idaho. He lived 8 years in Juliaetta Mr. Whitted leaves a wife and three children, two sons and one daughter, also two brothers, W. A. Whitted and Henrv Whitted, and a sister. The funeral services were „„du^'V the*'United"Brethem church at 2'clock Thursday after | noon Rey . Benjamjn officiating . _ ....... Lewis, and was stationed at Fort Wright, Wash., before being trans ferred to Vancouver, Big Bear Ridge A fine lOJ pound boy arrived Fri day, April 4th, to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Holt have moved on the Amos Mooi'e place for a short time. Dr. W. A. Rothwell was called on the ridge Tuesday by the illness of Mrs. Hans Sneeve. Miss Emma Nelson is staying with Mrs. Leonard Fairfield. Ingvald Aas returned home Satur day having received an honorable discharge from the navy. He was one of the first volunteers from this place, leaving for Bremmerton, March 7h, 1917. He left Seattle, July 5th, the first voyage being to Chili; the two other trips overseas were to France' He has many in teresting things to tell about his trips and numerous experiences on the mighty Atlantic; going through the Panama Canal and the navy life in general. Axel Pearson of Clarkston, Wash , has bought the W. B. Kennedy farm and will soon move on to the same. Corporal Gabriel H. Forest retun ed home last week from Vancouver, Wash., having received an honor able discharge from military life. He recieved his training at Camp Mrs. O. H. Forest entertained the Lutheran Ladies' Aid Monday after noon. Miss £ mma Aas accompanied by her brother Lewis of Deary, re turned home last week from a visit at Dutton, Montana. The young People's League had an interesting program Sunday evenin ^- Several of the. boys who have been se . rv J ng T* £ av ! some very interesting talks about their various experiences. Mr and MfS 0gcar Huffman > s jniant baby was buried at the Wild '«Rose Cemetery Sunday. 0 le and Isaac Lien made a busi ness trip to Moscow last week. Mr. and Mrs. D. F Gentry will soon move to Texas Ridge. Several from here are taking the eighth grade exams in Deary this week.