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Boost 'For Better
Into Kendrick
Give Your Home
A Chance
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,
"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
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
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
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
. 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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

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