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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. JUNE 20. 1919 NUMBER 25 A Good Old Town It has been suggested a number of limes that Kendrick is an- ideal location for a pork and bean can ning factory. Both pork and beans can be purchased here direct from the producer at a lower price than at eastern points where the major ity of the large factories are locat ed. Then too, tomatoes for catsup can be produced here in any quan tity and the best in the world for quality. A ( good cannery that could be operated the year round would be a big thing for this com munity. Vegetables and fruits could keep it going part of the sea son and pork and beans coud be can ned during the winter months. It has been often said that Kend rick is the best town of its size in j the northwest. There are a num- J ber of reasons why one is lead to be lieve that this statement is true. It should be the best town of its size because it; is the business center of the best agricultural section in the world. One of the best indications of the prosperity of this agricultur al section is advertised every day by the two splendid grain elevators and the modern flour mill. You j will travel over many states in the Union and in none of them we will venture to say, will you find two such substantial structures in a town the size of Kendrick. They ! give the town a solid, substantial appearnce and are a credit to the, whole Potlatch country. ! lt is said a town, regardless of its size, is just what the business men of the town make it. There are some good boosters in Kendrick which is clearly indicated by the steady progress which the town has made during the past few years. Other good things are in store and ; wilI be a reality before long. We believe that the people of the Potlatch country have reason to feel proud of their town and can afford to back it in every way to make it continue to be a credit to the country surrounding it. Where will you find a town of this size that has four general mer chandise and grocery stores that carry a stock as complete as that'! carried by the Kendrick Store Com-, pany, N. B. Long & Son, Stanton Bros, and G. N. Baker? Where will you find a town no larger than Kendrick with three up-to-date hardware stores, all carrying a large stock of hardware and im plements? 1 Then there are the two banks, both flourishing institutions, carrying heavy deposits. Three garages, all with complete automo bile repair shops and each one hav ing an automobile sales agency; a furniture store that agrees to* un dersell any other in the world; the best harness shop in the state; two big lumber yards carrying a com plete line of building materials; an electric light plant with 24 hour service; one of the largest drug stores ih the state; two modern ! hotels; a confectionery and lunoh i room; millinery store; newspaper i office, real estate office, 'dentist, L doctor, two blacksmith shops, shoe repair shop, three drays—in fact, ! practically everything in the line ! of business houses etc. that you will find in a town three times the size of Kendrick. Isn't a town like this! worth keeping up? It is to the in terest of every land owner in this community to do everything pos sible to advance the interests of this ! town, because in doing so he also greatly increases the value of his land holdings. As the surrounding country prospers, so will the town | prosper and as the tbwn prospers so will the land tributary to it prosper. Let's all be good boosters for Kendrik and the Potlath. --- A display of Indian relics and other interesting articles is on ex hibition in the window of the Far mers Hardware Company's store, The display is owned by Dr. Win ship and A. C. Deeter. Among the articles is an old brace and bif with which Mr. Deeter is said to have learned his trade of mill wright. It is made almost entirely of wood and is very inferior to the modern , tools that are used today. Good Alfalfa fields Star-Mirror:—Alfalfa is in full blast in this section and the best yield in three years is being har vested. There is a large acreage of alfalfa in Latah county, where the soil seems admirably adapted to its growth and good profits are made from raising it. In the foot hills near the mountains alfalfa is the most profitable crop that can be grown owing to the prevalence of ferns which interfere materially with the grain. C. W. Williams, near Viola, has been raising alfalfa succe^lully for several years on land that had proved worthless for grain because of ferns. He says he alfalta has killed the ferns and he. gets one good crop every year and j frequently two good gcrops of al J falfa a season. None of the alfalfa land is irrigated. R. C. West, whose land joins Mos cow on the south, has just sold his crop of alfalfa off 14 acres and real ized more than $60 per acre. He has 42 tons, 610 pounds of alfalfa on 14 acres of measured ground, or a little more than three tons to the acre. He sold it in the field for $20 j per ton, and expects half as much per acre for the second crop. He cut the hay several days ago and got it cured and sold without rain, Mr. West has been using land plas ! ter as a fertilizer for his alfalfa land. He say he finds this has in creased the yield from 30 to 50 per ! cent. He ran out of the plaster be fore he^ot the entire field covered last spring and left about half an acre that was not treated with the plaster and the alfalfa was little more than half as heavy on this as on the remainder of the field. Farmers in this section are rais ; ing more alfalfa each year and by (fertilizing the land in this way are getting better results. A num ber of them have small tracts in alfalfa near Moscow and during the past tew years have made it pay better than grain. A scarcity of seed prevented a large increase in the acreage of alfalfa in this sec tion this season. With the production of alfalfa an d clover for forage and peas, beans and corn, which is used large ly for silage, the acreage of sum mer fallow land in Latah county has been greatly reduced in the past few years and this year it is claimed there is less lying idle in summer fallow than at any time in the past 20 years. Vacation Planning Beneath the skies of June we bask and sigh with great elation, and then we run against the task of planning our vacation. We'd like to emulate a goat and climb the mountain's summit and motor, swim, canoe and boat and journey ! south, gosh dum it. We long to seek i the shady creeks with other sports i men zealous and whip the stream L f°r two whole weeks and make Ike Walton jealous. We yearn to hit ! the beach resort and get our sum ! mer tanning, but since our time for play > s short 'twill take some care ful planning. Each night we get the outing guide and read it with our finger and do our darndest to decide upon a place to linger. And when we ! ch'oose a spot that's cool beside the restless ocean our next of kin may overrule and ridicule the notion. We surely need a good long rest ! | some soothing recreation, provided we survive the test of planning our vacation. We're surely in an awful sweat; we feel a heap like pouting for fear we'll overlook a bet and spoil our summer outing. For if we take a pail and spade and dig for beach canaries, we'll wish we'd sought some upland glade to dance with nymphs'and fairies,. And if we scale, as many do, the mountain Peak to shiver, we'll wish we'd straddled a canoe and gypsied down the river. When back to work again we slip to carry home the bacon, we'll then , recall that dandy trip we really — ,J ■-----— ■' * ■ should have taken.—Selected. Road Work Progressing - Good progress is being made with the road work between Kendrick and Juliaetta under the supervision of A. G. Wilson. The grading on Hamil hill was finished last Satur daj and there is now a grade going around the hill that does not ex ceed five percent in the steepest place and it is sixteen feet wide. This is a great improvement over the other grade. on the grading of Powell hill. This grade will be reduced to the stand Work began the first of the week ard of five percent and will be made close to the railroad track instead of climbing higlmr up on the hill as the first survey was mapped out. This new grade will remove the transporation barrier that has al ways existed between the two towns, twelve men and five teams are a work on the Powell hill and good headway is being made. , The cost ot putting the grade around Hamil hill was only $600, and it is a first class job. All it now needs is surfacing and it will conform to highway specifications, The Powell hill will also conform a to highway specifications so far as the grade is concerned and it is hoped to soon have not only the grades surfaced, but the entire strip of road all the way to connect with the Clearwater highway. Soldier Given Reception A reception was given at Fair lawns, the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Longfellow, Saturday evening, June 7, in honor of their son who had recently returned from France, where he has seen eighteen months service with the American Army. More than 170 guests were pres ent to do honor to the occasion and to participate in an evening of pleasure. Games were played and a jolly time spent by everyone. The refreshment s were served armv style and considerable amusement was occasioned by the awkward manner in which some of the un initiated dispensed with their re freshments. * After his visit here Mr. Longfel low will go to Nampa where he is in the automobile business. ---- j The Reason Why "Why did you leave the farm, my lad? Why did you boll» and leave your dad? Why did you beat it off to town i And turn your poor old father down? Thinkers of platform, pulpit, press Are wallowing in deep distress They seek to know the hidden cause Why farmer boys desert their pa's. Some say they long tilget a taste Of faster life and social waste, And some will say the silly chumps Mistake their suit cards for their trumps In waging fresh and germless air Against the smoky thoroughfare. We're all agreed the farm's the place, So free your mind and state vour case." "Well, Stranger, since you've been so frank, ! I'll roll aside my hazy bank, The misty cloud of theories, And tell you where the trouble lies: | I left my dad, his farm, his plow, ! ?! " W; , "Lrse Wr °" g ' course — Because my colt became his horse;' I left my dad to sow and reap ' Because my lamb became his sheep; ! I dropped my hoe and stuck my fork Because my pig became his pork; The garden truck that I made grow Was his to sell but mine to hoe; It s not the smoke in the atmos Phere Nor the taste for life that brought : me here: Please tell the platform, pulpit, ! P ress No fear of toil or love of dress Is driving off the farmer lads, j But just the method of their dads." ! 1 1 -Ex. Leaves Rochdale Company - • I John Waide, who for nine years j has been manager of the Kendrick j Rochdale Company at this place,will give up his position with the Com pany July 1. Theo. Hanson will take his place as general nianager of the Company's interests in Kend-j rick. Mr. Waide has built up the busi ness of the Kendrick Rochdale Com pany during his connection with the firm, until it is now one of the most substantial grain companies in the* northwest. It has been a piofitable institution, not only for I the stockholders, but for the entire Potlatch country. i Mr. Waide will in all probability! remain in Kendrick as he has a very j good proposition here. It will be good news for his friends to learn that he will continue to reside here. as he is one of the town's best boos ters and has a host of friends throughout the Potlatch country. Mr. Hanson has been connected with the Rochdale Company for a J number of years and understands I the business thoroughly. As man-1 a ger of the Company it will un doubtedly continue to flourish as it j has in tne past. It is a position of considerable responsibility, requir- j ing a thorough knowledge of the 1 grain business, _ Guy-Benscoter Wedding bells have again chimed. | One of the prettiest little romances [ of our community culminated last of our community culminated last ' evening at seven o'colck in the mar- i riage of Miss Jo Worthington Guy i and Franke Phillip Benscoter. All ! of the old traditions of the blushing i bride were brought to mind when 1 Miss Jo, most becomingly attired in a perfect creation of white wash satin with an overdrape of crepe de ! chine, came to meet the groom. ! The bride was accompanied by Miss ; Mani 11a Hanson and Clifford David- ! son acted as best man. | The Rev. J. C. Gregory said^he i few mipressive words which united the two happy lives and started them safely on the sea of matrimony, Only the immediate relatives and nearest friends of the bride and is groom were present at the ceremony, which took place in the parlor of j the Guy Hotel. j Following the ceremony, a dandy luncheon was served by the bride's mother,and, during these festiv ities, each guest present tried to outdo the other in the expression of well-wishes and congratulations to the couple. Many beautiful and i useful gifts, suitable for home making, were received by the young people. Mr. and Mrs. Benscoter left on the evening train and after, a short ; wedding trip will come back to their own little home on the Ben scoter Ranch. They will be at 1 home to their friends after the first of" July. A Business Man's Prayer Teach me that sixty minutes make one hour, sixteen ounces one pound, and one hundred cents one dollar. Help me to live so that I can lie down at night with a clear con ! science, without a gun under my 'pillow, and unhaunted by the faces of those to | pain. , . , . , /horn I have brought, Grant that I may earn my meal ticket °" the SQUare ' a " d that ' in earning it, I may not stick the gaff in where it does not belong. ^ Deafen me to the jingle of taint ed money and the rustle of unholy ! skirts. Blind me to the faults of the other fellows, but reveal to me mine own. Guide me so that each night when I look across the dinner table at my wife, who has been a blessing to me, I shall have nothing to conceal. : Keep me young enough to laugh with my children. ! And when comes the smell of flowers, and the tread of soft steps, and the crunching of wheels out in front, make the ceremony short and ! the epitaph simple—HERE LIES A 1 MAN.—Selected. Will Fly at Moscow ________ Moscow is to have an airplane for the big three days' celebration, July 3, 4 and 5. Lieutenant Jay California to Seattle, via Portland, Olympia and Tacoma, and will fly from Seattle to Moscow, via Spok ane. He will make several flight's daily during the three days of the celebration and will fly from Mos cow to Yellowstone National park and through the Rocky mountain region. The following article from Spokane tells of his contemplated flight: SPOKANE.- Lieutenant J. M. Fetters, formerly a dancing teacher j M. Fetters, formerly of Spokane, is coming to Moscow via the air route. | He will fly from Mather field, in] to I of Spokane, will fly over this city about June 24 as a feature of an air tour of the northwest. His trip here'will be the occasion for the chamber of commerce arranging at its regular Tuesday dinner some sort of official recognition of the progress of aeroautics. A telegram reached the chamber Saturday from Lieutenant Fetters which read as follows: "Am mak ing a general tour of the northwest in an airplane. Will arrive in Spokane about June 24.'' Lieutenant Fetters, who recently | [ distinguished himself by making a daring flight over the Sierra Nevada mountains, the first to ever be ne gotiated. will fly from Portland, where he and another aviator have been exhibiting, to Seattle, by way ' of Tacoma. From Washington i P° ints he wlU fly to Moscow - Idaho, i tbence to Yellowstone park and fin ! to Od& en and Reno, according i to P ,ans announced today at Port 1 land ; His trip was to be made to map out a ' r routes > fi nd landing fields ! and generally blaze the way for ! future flvers ' Al1 the data he aL " ; cumulates on the trip will be turn ! ed over to the war department foi | use of the air P |ane service. Ser i S eant Kessle w,n make tlle tr, P with Lieutenant Fetters as mechan ician. Chautauqua Ends Today Today is the last day of the Chau tauqua. Th*.* prorgam will consist of the pageant by the local young folks and a lecture by G. Leslie Farnham. In the evening will be another lecture by Farnham and a prelude. The attandance has been very good during the Chautauqua, every seaat being taken at some of the evening programs. While the sea son ticket sales were not large enough to cover the guarantee, the ; business men of the town made up the deficit. The single admission sales were good, 1 The first two programs were somewhat of a disappointment, particularly the second day, but the talent was greatly improved since the first two programs. The weather has been ideal for the chautauqua and quite a good attendance from the country was given the evening entertainments. Keqdrick 17, Lapwai 7 be on 4, as The Kendrick baseball team had' a batting day Thursday afternoon . and ran up 17 scores against the Indians' 7. It wasn't an air-tight * ame but thele were many interest-1 s- .....- ^ ing features. The fielding by the Kendrick boys in the outfield was great. They took in everything that came their way. Densow and Forest were Kend rick's battery and Jimmy White j 1 I and Charlie White did the twirling ! f or Lapwai. Densow pitched a good game allowing but few hits. McDowell on short and Fred Bol on on third was a change over the old lineup. They both played good balK The purse of $25 was won by the home team. A Amiellpick Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peters of Potlatch ridge, a 10 pound I boy, June 17. | .... ...... „ team. Three scores in the first Moscow 5, Kendrick 4 Last Sunday afternoon Orofino was scheduled to play a 'game of baseball here with the local team, but at the last minute the manager phoned that it would be impossible for the team to come. Manager Wilcox got busy on the wire and it was not long until he had framed up a game between Moscow and KendricK to be played on the Kend rick diamond right after the game between Moscow and Juliaetta, which was played at Juliaetta, and by the way, resulted in a score of T to 10 in favor of Moscow. The game started with Densow and Forest battery for Ker.drick and Rittig and Fox tor Moscow in ning on the part of Moscow team was too much of a lead for Kendrick to overcome. The defeat of the home team was due to a number of exceedingly costly errors. Three times Kendrick had a man on first and second with only one out, and failed to score. Retitg, the Mos cow pitcher, did excellent work in the box and pitched particularly well in the pinches. Densow did good work for Kendrick but lacked support at several critical stages of the game. It seemed to be an off day for Kendrick. The game re sulted in a score of 4 to 5 in favor of Moscow. McDowell and Smith umpired the game and their decisions were very fair. The following account of the two games was given in the Star-Mirror: The Moscow base ball team jour neyed to Juliaetta yesterday and from there to Kendrick playing both teams and defeating both in the same afternoon. The Juliaetta game was a rather loose played game with a great deal ot "rag chewing." Two or three of the Juliaetta players „considering it necesary to chew the rag continual ly, notwithstanding the tact that both of the umpires were Juliaetta men, the players from that town team seemed to deem it necessary at every 'decision to crab and left the impression among a good num ber of the spectators that they were mighty poor losers. The Kendrick team is a team of good sports and good ball players and the game there was a close one, featured by mighty fine pitching. Rettig for Moscow pitched an ex tra fine game. The Moscow team showed wonderful improvement since their last game and ought to be in dandy shape for their games on the Fourth with good practice between now and then. The scores, Juliaetta 7, Moscow 10. Kendrick 4, Moscow 5. Kendrick's players were lined up as follows: Forest, catcher; Den sow, pitcher; Brown, f. base; Mc Crea, s base; Rognstad, t. base; Mc Creary, short stop; Boyd, 1. field; Carroll, c. field; Compton, r. field. Money in Strawberries L. H. Nichols is delivering straw berries this week from his place on Texas rige. He says the crop there this season is exceptionally good and the berries of fine quality. This year he has a little less than an acre of ground and estimates he will get from it nearly 200 crates of berries. L - ,, , . . 0th «'favorable seasons he has pick ^ 168 crates from an acre. !t , 1S necessar .v to plow up the ber f r h * es ^ few years and as the plants run out. Mr. Nichols plowed up over three acres last fall j and has young plants that will be jgin to bear next year. He raises 1 the Crescent and Hood River var I ieties, perferring the Hood River ! as ^ is V8riety sbip ? bctt T There is a good demand here for berries and the price locally opened up this week at from $3.50 to $4.00 a crate. This is a good price and makes a crop of strawberries very profitable. Mr. Nichols has been raising strawberries for eight years. His berry patch paid for his farm. He says it is very tedious work to set out plants, care for them and the berries but he has made I money at it and expects to increase | the size of his patch.