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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MAY 9. 1919 _i_;------ NUMBER 19 Squirrel Campaign Still on The Latah County Farm Bureau is continuing its squirrel control campaign and meetings and demon strations are being held in various parts of the county. Bv next week practically every community in which the squirrels are a serious pest will have had help with its problems. This week meetings will be held on Big Bear, Little Bear, American and Driscoll ridges. County Agent O. S. Fletcher re ports that a great deal of interest is shown in this work and that in most communities the results of concerted community action are already to be seen. In organized communities Monday of each week has been designated ' as poison ing day, with the understanding that everyone will poison on that day thruout the squirrel season. If Monday is a bad day and stormy, the first fair day thereafter is poisoning day. By all poisoning on the same day the squirrels are pre vented from moving from infested land to land on which the squirrels are being controlled. The poisoning formula that is be ing used is the one recommended for the Columbia ground squirrel by the Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agri culture. The formula follows: Mix together dry, 1 ounce of pow dered strychnine (alkaloid), 1 ounce of baking soda, 1 teaspoonful of saccharine, and 3 tablespoonsful of flour. Add a little cold water and stir thoroughly to a smooth creamy paste. Apply to 12 quarts' of oats and mix thoroughly to distribute the poison evenly. The farmers who are following this formula carefully are securing excellent results. The Columbia ground squirrel hulls the oats, eat ing only the kernal. In hulling oats prepared aceordingto the above formula enough poison flakes off in the mouth to kill the squirrel. Mr. Fletcher states that many farmers are. decreasing the effectiveness ot their poison mixture by attempting • to improve the formula by adding syrup, sugar, or glycerine. Any of these substances will practically prevent flaking off of the poison, so that the squirrel gets very little poison while hulling the oats and is not nearly so apt to be killed as in the case when the poison is mix ed properly and according to the re commended formula. Glycerine and syrup are valuable when preparing poison for species of squirrels that eat the entire oat, but ruins poison bait that is intended for the Colum bia squirrel, which is the one com mon in Latah county. If this poison stands for too long a period before it is laid out it will dry out and the poison paste will flake off the oats when the bait is handled. f This can be remedied by placing the poisoned oats in the mixing box the sprinkling them with a small quantity of«' water. Work the water over the oats until they are damp and the poison will 3 jÇain be ready for use. f' Anyone wishing help with his squirrel problem should get -into communication with County Agent Fletcher, or see him at his office in the Farmers' Union Building on Saturdays. Juliaetta News Burton L. French gave a interest ing lecture at thej opera house, Thursday afternoon. Preparations are being made for a celebration here on Memorial day. We are pleased to learn that Mr. Hoff has arrived in New York from overseas and will be with us in about three weeks. 1 The class play "In The Absence of Susan," given at the opera house, last Friday evening, was an un qualified success. Credit should be given to each participant for possessing more than amateur dram atic ability, also great credit should be given the manager, Mrs. C. Hoff, for selecting the appropriate parts for the different characters. The music by the orchestra was greatly appreciated. The packed house netted proceeds of $74.00. Construction Work on New Methodist Church To Start Soon i wm-. urn m v: wf' O# : . The Methodist people who lost their church building by fire last summer, have plans and specifica tions for the erection of a church, the picture of which appears above. The plot of ground between the H. P. Hull and R. Porter residences has been secured as the new location and the work is to go forward with in a few days. The full basement 36x60 feet will furnish a large room 344x4 feet which will be used for social work, Not Have Service Flag Mrs. Walter McCrea received word from Moscow this week that the pro posed county service flag could not be secured on account of the lack of co-operation among a number of the towns'of the county. Mrs. McCrea was appointed some time ago to represent Kendrick in securing the necessary data concern ing the boys who entered the service from this locality, and also to solicit the amount of twenty-five dollars as Kendrick's share toward the purchase of the flag. Kendrick was the first town in the county to send in the money and information called for. As long as the county flag is a dead issue the money will be re funded to Kendrick at an early date. There is something over ten dollars in addition to the twenty five, which was raised for incidental expenses that, might arise, making a total of about thirtv-five dollars in the fund. It has been suggested that this money be used to get a community service flag for the town and that the Hag be raised Memorial day, if the flag could be secured by that time, and appropriate memorial services held. If properly carried' out the boys would greatly apprec iate this token of esteem and it would be a tribute that they more than deserve. Local News Mrs. Odd Young went to Spokane Sunday where she joined her hus band who recently arrived in Amer ica from France. Mrs. Young has been visiting her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Gregory. Captain Young received his honorable discharge from the army a short time ago and he and his wife will make their home in Coeur d' Alene. Kendrick and Moscow will cross bats on the Moscow diamond today in a game of baseball. A number of fans are going to accompany the team to Moscow. Mrs. Leola King and three daugh ters of Troy have moved to Kend rick and now have their home in the Helpman house. Mrs. King finished teaching a term of school near Troy and will spend the sum mer here. She is a sister of Mrs. George Leith. Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Dunk le, Wednesday, a girl. This makes two daughters in the Dunkle fam ily. Miss Francile Byrnes, primary teacher in the Kenrdick school, spent Sunday in Moscow with her parents. Farmers Attention The county agent, Mr. Fletcher, will meet with the farmers of this vicinity at the City Hall in Kend rick Wednesday night, May 14, for the purpose of demonstrating the use of squirrel poison. The meet ing will begin at 8 o'clock. the plan being to present to the young people of Kendrick and vicin ity, a place where the long winter evenings may be spent in reading and innocent games, with some one present to look after the welfare and good behavior of all. There will be a Ladies' parlor, kitchen, lavatory, furnace room and fuel room. An inside stairway will lead to the main auditorium. The base ment will be between 3 and 4 feet I above the sidewalk entrance, com-1 Engagement Announced Portland, Oregon, May 7—Mrs. F. M. Blackburn announced the en . ^ j gagement of her niece G ^ c ® Edlth ; Rabv, to Dr. Paul A. Lind, at a charmingly appointed luncheon at her home 1336 E. Taylor St, Port land, Ore. This came as a complete surprise to many of their friends. The young couple are new comers in Portland and have acquired a large number ot friends. Miss Raby is a charming girl of the younger set and is very popular. The young couple have not yet de cided upon the date but the wed ding will probably be late in May or the first of June. Cameron Items Too late for last week. Mrs. Brunswick and family have returned to Cameron after spending the winter in Spokane and are mov ing into their home here. The congregation of the Lutheran church gathered at the parsonage after services last Sunday and sur prised Rev. Finke with a pound social. All had brought their lunch and a pleasant day was spent. Mr. Charlie Schultz motored to Lewiston Sunday and returned with his family Monday. Mrs. Schultz has been at Clarkston taking treat ments. Grandpa Blum, aged 88 yrs, died at the home of his son, A. H. Blum, Sunday night. Funeral services were held at the Lu* heran church Tuesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Cameron cemet ery. Mrs. Wilkens was a Lewiston vis itor Sunday. Herman Meyerjmotored to Lewis ton with a group of friends Sunday. Miss Amanda Meyer returned home with them. M iss Martha Meyer, who is at St. Joseph Hospital Lewiston, having had an operation for appendicitis, is reported to be improving tapidly. Many of the Cameronites motored to the Herman Keopp home Monday night to welcome Henry Bernstein home from the war zone. Mrs. Fred Newmann returned home Saturday from a week's visit at Spoknae. The teacher and pupils of the Cameron school are planning to give an entertainment, basket social and dance in the near future. a Ed Fleshman of Leland was in Kendrick Thursday on business. Mr. Fleshman is still using crutches but is greatly improved in health. Congressman Burton L. French spoke to a large crowd in the City Park here yesterday afternoon. His address was given to assist in rais ing the Victory Loan quota. Mr. French is an eloquent speaker and always popular with the citizens of this community. He is making a strenuous campaign in the north end of the state in the interest of the Victory Loan. modius double doors opening from it. The church proper feet, bungalow style, I orium for the people of Kenrdick and will be appreciated by all. out will be 36x60 with furnace heat. The steps leading to the chruch entrance will be broad and broken by two landings which will make the flight into three short mug, W^ien completed this building will supply a much needed audit Road Meeting Friday Last Friday morning a road meet ing was held in the town hall at Kendrick. Citizens from Juliaetta, tbe coun t y commissioners, county engineer and representatives of Kendrick were present. The meet ing was held for the purpose of making a definite decision in regard u -u' - , .. j to the building of a better grade betwen Kendrick and Juliaetta, and to sçlect the location ot the grade. ; Some time ago a grade was surveyed over the Powell hill but there was considerate dissatis faction over the location as it was thought to be higher up the side, of the hill than necessary-. By get ting a permit from the railroad company to parallel the track for a short distance a water grade co'uld be secured at probably less expense than by going over the Powell hill, . c . .. ., . After the meeting the commis sioners, county engineer and other interested parties viewed the pro , j ... , .. . . _ posed grade and found it to be en tirely feasible. The engineer promised to be here some time this week to survey the new location . , . . . and could then give a general es timate as to the relative cost be tween the two proposed locations. T . . • u 1 j ,u„t The general opinion is held that the*construction of a water grade between the two towns would be the opening wedge that would eventually bring about the construe ,i„„ of a highway fron, Pino Creek to Lewiston something greatl> to be desired by both Kendrie^ and Julia etta. Memorial Service Memoriai services were conduct ed at American ridge church last prohibiting assembling of people was on and only ritualistice services were held. It war deeded to hold the memorial service on Ma> 4. The church was taxed to its capa city with neighbors and sympathiz i i* : T* I T...«; .!* „ , * C- *U r. • A Sunday in memory of rather Daivd son who died of heart-failure, Oct. 26, 1918, and Mrs. George Davidson who died January 17, 1919, of com plictions following influenza. At the time of their deaths the ban ing friends. The music was furnish ed by friends and nieghbors of the bereaved family, most of them hav ing known the deceased for many years. Many beautiful flowers were fur nished as tokens of appreciation, by the friends of those who had passed away. Obituaries were read by J. I. Mitcham who had been intimately acquainted with the Davidson tam it, for many years. Thé address J * * was delivered by J. C. Gregory, the pastor, subject: "Models for earthly lives." " Village Board Installed At a regular meeting of the vi 1-1 läge hoard Tuesday night the old J), -, I ,, ... council men closed up the work ot their office term and turned over (the city's affairs to the incoming board. The following trustees took the! oath of office: N. E. Walker, A. Wilmot, Theo. Hanson and J. I'. Waide; Edgar Long, regularly elect ed trustee, refused to qualify and his place was filled by the appoint ment of Thus. Sturdevant, who has just completed a two-year term on the board. After regularly taking the oath of office the board made the following appointments: Charles Chandler, street and water commis sioner, health officer, constable, dog catcher and general utility man; Harry Stanton, treasurer and Ralph B. Knepper, clerk, The salary of the treasurer was increased to fifteen dollars a month because of the extra work occasion ed by the collection of the improve nient taxes. The treasurer's report was order ed printed in the Gazette and ap P<?ars in another column of this issue of the paper. The ballot box and poll list of the general village election was canvassed by the old board and found to be correct. By unanimous vote Mr. Walker was elected to serve the city as mayor, he having served in that capacity sihce the resignation of Mr. Peterson, in a very satisfactory manner ! The following committees were! appointed by Chairman Walker: Street and alley: T. H. Sturdevant, and Theo Hanson. Finance: Stur devant and Waide. Sewer: Hanson and Wilmot. Water: Hanson and ; Waide. Fire and Building: Stur devant and Wilmot. Park: Wilmot and Waide. Cemetery: Wa,de and Sturdevant,, There being nothing further come before the board the meeting adjourned. O. H. Forest returned home 1 ues day from at business trip to Helena, Montana. an( f vavious other places, Miss Agnes Rognstad spent the Big Bear Ridge week end at the home of her broth er Arthur. She was enroute to her home in Clarkston, having com pleted a term of school at Garfield, Wash. ^V. w. Reid has returned home i f rom an extended trip to California, j ... , .... .. , , Miss Delcia White closed a very succesgful term of schoo i at Steele Friday A program and picnic ner were greatly enjoyed by a large j number Friday afternoon. Perry Black autoed to Moscow Saturday. 1 jyj r anc j j^ rg James S. Nelson were visiting relatives and friends 'in Moscow and Clarkston Saturday and Sunday. * Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bond and Mrs. John Slind of Portland, Ore gon are visiting at the J. J. Slir.d home. Mrs. bond was formerly Miss «Jennie Slind who was married iu«t npppmhpr at San Francisco, Mrs. Hal vor Lien entertained the r nhtpran r »dies' Aid Monday after Luhteran Ladies Aid Monday alter ,K)on ' Union Sunday school every Sun-j day morning at 11:00 a. m. at the u. B. church. Everyone invited to attend. Mr , Jim Mav children . Ontario, Oregon, spent the first of the week with Johanna Hooker. ?h many f rie nda of Louie Rogn i ^ . ... last December ç a( pleaa^l to hear that l.ê had arrived from overseas. He ex ' then return hmTie^^ S °° n ' aim Will Ultll rClUIIl UUIIltf. Baseball Last Sunday As soon as it was learned last Sun day that the Lapwai Indians would not be here to play a game of base ball with the local team as schedul * P'ek-up team from Bear ridge «* md game. The score at the end of the nine innings was 8 t0 i in favor of Kendrick. Quite a large crowd witnessed the game. Southwick Items Corporal F. Foster, who has been ome on ? furlough, returned to Camp Lewis, Saturday, Thomas Grove is home from France and is now visiting his brother, Homer, who has been quite sick. * Mrs. Vester Whitinger has been very sick. She has undergone an operation at the hospital. Mr. Miller of Fairview, was haul ing wood from here last week. We hear that Robert McClelland and Fred Darby each own a brand new Ford. Marion McClelland «nd Edwin Wetmore will leave for Melrose soon, where they have rented land. Re\. Benjamin of Juliaetta treat ed us to a tine sermon Sunday morn ing. Mrs. Fierce helped with the music, which was appreciated very much. Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCoy spent Sunday in Souhtwick. Mr. and Mrs. John McFadden and family, of Cream ridge, were visit ing friends here Sunday. John Heath tells us that he will leave France some time this month so look out for him. Lloyd Reeser spent Sunday with some of the Timothy Flat folks. Mrs. Souders tells us her son Frank left here April 5th for Seat tle, where he is engaged in the navy yards. John Stalnaker says he will supply flowers to all people who jump into the sea of matrimony next fall. His good wife will bake the cake she says. x he son 0 f Aaron Wells, altho quite young, resembles his parents one respect to a very marked de P eCl , .This resemblance will be [found in his voice. As you all | know Aaron has been famous for i years on account of his good voice, ! When Aaron sings he can be heard |f or an area of ten miles, more or [.^ks tbe rocss and Z- tï«s "yes! j the coyotes, the wood peckers and tojyellow hammers. Yea, the sleepy I man, whom Aaron serenades for [ hours at a time. Now this offspring hours at a time. ! of Aaron's, when taken riding, squeals at the top of his young voice in a manner that resçmbles his pop's very much. We congratulate Aaron heartily that he is father of such a singer, even if his wife does look a trifle worried when her little son commences to display his mus ical abilities. LETTER FROM FRANCE Dear Friends: Well, here I come with a few fun ny marks on some ' paper. If you can make them out, very well. jit you cant, I will have more to tell you when I get there, The first thing I am going to tackle is the weather. That very good topic when news is scarce. We are having warm, cloudy weath er, I rather think we shall see rain din-....._...................... jfVestay up very late this evening, Camp is a very quiet (?t place tonight. We were paid today, so gj « taps. Ha Ha! Last evening we were all issued two large bars of chocolate, so we will be sweet for a few days at least Y ou should have been here last n jg b t and seen our grand movie A truly grand production of the fam ous 20 th Regiment of Engineers, the i^ ges t regiment in the world. (jee. Does that not sound big to you folks over there? Well, it surely wa f s 80me P ic f tu H re /" ur . ™' lip ,?" y r not represented, but I can say, I am no( . tne 1<?ast bjt gliKhu , d . You may have the great pleasure of seeing it somewhere in the states before l get there and tell you all about the 20th Engineers. After all is said and done and I tell you my story of ff,,' 0 fig pj a * \\ e are s till hauling gravel for «J? highways of France. You may thing u ;p i n nor nqp TYllli ^ink we do not use much gravel ghaH^show "you!^ There* are about fifty head ot horses and eight trucks I „.„„ol «„a rl.ne mil nf thu hauling gravel five days out of the week. The trucks make two or three trips a day, so you can guess we are in the gravel business. I have a photo of camp which I am going to send. What do >ou_ think of it? Well I am surely glad Jimmie has returned to the states. I wrote a letter to him not long ago, but do von a*? byYhrTs'tmaa. »1*« <i Heath. ____. The p resbyterjan Ladies A id held | a tea at the home of Mrs. J. T. Moser, Wednesday afternoon.