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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 30. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MARCH 26. 1920 NUMBER 13 Over The County Genesee News: On Saturday, March 6, at the annual school elec tion held at Uniontown, J. J. Grief was elected director for a term of three years. The question of vot ing $20,000 bonds for the erection and fnrnishing of a gymnasium was carried by a vote ot 161 to 60. The erection of a gymnasium there will fill a long-felt want and shows that the patrons of the school district are alive to the needs of more modern ideas in their school. The matter was put before the vot ^ vrs a year ago but was defeated at that time. Those who had the mat ter at heart, however, were not dis couraged' and made it the leading iusse at this election, with tha re suit that it was carried by a hand some majority. Genesee would do well to emu late Uniontown inlthe matter. Star-Mirror: Seven purebred Po land China pigs have reached Mos cow from Spokane for the boys' pig club of Latah county. The pigs were given to boys selected by the Latah county farm bureau for the reason that they take an interest in livestock. Those who received pigs are Raymond Armbruster, Harry Wallen, Earl Clyde, James Phelps, Ardie Gustafsen, Jas. Allen and Tracey Mudgett., The pigs are all bred gilts and they will have pigs next month. The terms of the contract are that the pigs are furnished by Arm our & Co., of Spokane, upon an agreement that the boys are to take care of the sows and their pigs and exhibit the sow and the two best pigs in the pig club show at the In terstate fair at Spokane next fall. The sow and two pigs are to be en tered in this contest and also in the open contest at the fair. The expenses of the boy to Spokane and return and while there are paid by , the second best pig shown at the fair. The boy gets the best pig Armour & Co., who get the sow and j shown and all other pigs in the ! litter, for his work. ! The boy is to take part in the I boys''stock judging contest and is ; to have any prizes won by his pigs or by himself as a stock judge. He is also to compete in the contest, the prize for which is a free trip, financed by Armour & Co., to the International Livestock show at Chicago. Some Inland Empire boy will take this trip and have all his expenses paid and Latah county will have seven contestants for that honor. The pigs came to Moscow during the temporary illness of 0. S. Fletcher, county agent,' and were taken in charge and distributed by George Sievers, secretary ot the Farmers'Union and manager of the Farmers'Union store and elevator here. Juliaetta Record: The work on the road below town to the Nez Perce county line is progressing nicely considering the rainy weather of the past week. The crew is now working near the Spray place and Tuesday, George Calvert, who is operating the engine hooked on to a pine tree about 8 inches through and 50 to 60 feet tall, which had to be removed and pul led it out by the roots as easy as i T.. . .. . . you please. This is the engine that: some thought would not work good, but Mr. Calvert has got it tarriëd down now until it is as docile as a lamband does fine work. Deary Press: Johnny Anderson, the hustling farmer of the Avon section, has recently purchased five head of registered Red Poll cattle of the milk strain—one cow, three heifers and a sire. This shows the right kind of enterprise, and John-i ny will find that his venture will not cost as much to keep a thorough-! bred as it does to keep a scrub; and a thoroughbred will sell at from two to three times as much as a scrub. The time is not far distant when the farms of this section will be a paying one. The Red Poll is a fine beet animal, and be has a com bination here that will pay two ways. Men who specialize in rais ing blooded stock claim that it does Andrew Hill Andrew Hill, one of the pioneer residents ef Kendrick, passed away at his home here Saturday evening, at the age of 68 years and 7 months. His health had been gradually fail ing tor sometime, so that his death was not unexpected. The funeral service was held at the home Monday morning at eleven o'clock. Rev. Bell of Mos cow and the I. 0. 0. F. Lodge con ducted the service. A short burial service was held at the cemetery. Andrew Hill was born in East Wilson, New York, August 20, 1852. On January 6, 1880, he married Mary A. Carrigan. To this union six children were born, tour ot them now living. In 1891 he and his wife came to Idaho to make their home. Three years later his wife passed away. On February 21, 1897 he married Mary C. Drescher. They lived in Kendrick until the fall of 1910 when they moved to Alberta where they took up a homestead. After spending six years there they re turned to Kendrick where they made their home until Mr. Hill's death. Before moving to Alberta Mr. Hill owned the dray line here for a number of years. The members of the family who survive him are his wife, two sons, J. M. Hill and A. E. Hill of Jenner, Alberta; two daughters, Mrs. G. L. Jennings ot Tucson, Arizona and Mrs. 0. A. Nordness of Jenner, Alberta: two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles Chandler of Kendrick and Mrs. T. S. Malone of Bellingham, Wash. Business Change _ , . . 1 very flourishing little business since it was started about two years ago. The millinery store which has been under the management of Mrs. Millon, was sold this week to Mrs. Aaron McCrery, who Î is now in charge. It has apparently been a A Very Good Lectuie Mrs. McCrery expects to increase the stock to be ready for the spring trade. - _ I have bl00ded stock because the ! rancbers are gradually working in that direction. Whether for milk or meat, the thoroughbred critter - ) Tbe lecture given under the j auspices of the Kendrick Lyceum ! last Mondav night, was very good. Everyone who heard Mr. Evans was pleased and some went so far as to say that it was the best they had ever heard. A fair sized crowd was present. The following morning Mr. Evans spoke in assembly to the pupils of the school. His talk was well re ceived. pays. Troy News: Last Friady evening at the High school building the parents of the high school students gathered in response to invitations. About 7:30 the guests were invited into the class room, which had been turned into a banquet hall, by the students. The room was decorated in proper style for the occasion and three long tables were ladened with .. . ... . . .. . . the good things to eat, which al * . f. avo . .. „ ways pleases the eye and satisfies the hunger of man, this bountiful meal had been prepared by the Domestic Science class, and don't forget, it was served in as tastlv a j manner as it had been prepared, After the contents of those well filled dishes had been consumed the house was called to order by the chairman, Homer Wright, the pro gram was carried out in a pleasing j manner,"students and citizens alike : made very impressive talks along ; the lines of education. Aftçr the program was completed the merry guests indulged in many games fori considerable time. The event, no doubt, will mark the starting of many more just such occasions. ; These kind of gatherings are what j makes a better feeling between the j teachers, student body and* the pat-1 rons of the school. Let their be more of them. LYMAN L. PIERCE Director General of the United Simultaneous Financial Campaign of the Inter church World Movement. The following extracts from let ters to the Insurance Bureau, Wash intgon, were contributed by Lieut. Commander Thiess, U. S. navy re cruiting station, Denver: This is to notify your department that on the 7th day of September 18th there was born to me, the un did jf f Ni k f amnana No liw. an enli^ted man The Insurance Bureau See M. President and Uncle Sam Claude Wright taken out 5,000 ins. Hain't read police for it. Please send me the form for a wife and child. I have been in bed with one doc tor for thirteen yaars and intend to try another, We have another baby in our house. How much more do we git? I am sitting in the Y. M. C. A. writing with the piano playing in my uniform (extract from a boy's letter to his mother). He is my best supporter and he was discharged from the army as he had a goiter on his neck which he was sent home on. I haven't heard from John since he was sent to a constipation camp in Germany. Mr. President as per your in structions on a pink slip, I have given birth to a baby girl. My son hasn't wirt for sum time. Is he living or dead and if so what is his latest address. Please let me know if John put in an application for a wife and child. Churches to Raise Money The world-wide movement of Pro testant churches will get under way definitely in Latah county when the Interchurch county conference opens at the Methodist church at Moscow, Idaho, on April 8. Pastors and leading men and women of this country will meet to mobilize the Christian forces for their part in the program to raise $1,330,000,000 in America, in the next five years for extension of j cburcb activities throughout the : wor,d - Thirty denominations are ; cooperating nationally in the Inter church World Movement. The tota ' budget these denominations expect to p ' edge ' n ^20 is $336. 777.572, of which $175,448, ^ 1S to be pa ' d ,n th ' s yea f' !^ ean J- G. Eldredge of Moscow is director or the financial campaign ' n this county. - j E. H. Dammarell was a Lewiston I visitor the first of the week. Ground Squirrels Doomed The Latah County Farm Bureau squirrel control campaign is on in earnest. Meetings are being held in interested communities in all sections of the county. At these meetings the county agricultural agent is explaining the object of tne campaign, arranging for con certed community action in squirrel contre! work and distributing poison supplies. Much interest has been shown at the meetings that are being held. A very successful meeting was held at Kendrick Thursday morn ing. Keen interest was shown on the part of the farmers in the meth ods of squirrel poisoning as explain ed by County Agent Fletcher. A meeting was also held on American ridge Tuesday afternoon and at Juliaetta Wednesday morning. Mr. Fletcher stated yesterday that he is very well pleased with the interest shown in these meet ings, which have been well attend ed. Voluntary memberships in the farm bureau are coming in every day and the outlook for success all over the county is very bright. A meeting was also held on Bear ridge Thursday afternoon. Steers Brought Big Price The Potlatch country isn't noted so much for stock raising as it is for beans, nevertheless more cattle and hogs are marketed here than one might suppose. Nearly every farmer has a few head to sell each year and the total number makes a very good showing at the end of a year. Better stock is now being raised than ever before as was shown last week when J. A. Stevens of lower Potlatch ridge, brought in five head of two-year-old steers. He sold them to N. B. Long & Sons, receiving 9J cents a pound. The average price received for ihem was $91 or a total ot $455 for the five head. These steers were stall fed and of finest quality. Fred Johns Sold Ranch Fred Johns sold his ranch on Tex as ridge this week to Lewis Main rich of Pullman. The place con sists of 160 acres of which about 25 acres is under cultivation.} Mr. and Mrs. Mal nr ich expect to move here soon and will make their home on the ranch. Mrs. Malnrich is a sister of Mrs. Axel Swanson. Improve Ridge Road X The commissioners of Kendrick Highway District have decided to build a new section of road on American ridge, following the old survey made by the county eommis sioners some time ago. The new strip of road will eliminate several steep hills and bad curves, and will make the road from the Frank Ben scoter place to the prune dryer at the old Russell place, practically level. Tnere will be no rock work and a greater part of the road can be made with a road grader. The commissioners expect to start construction work in the near future and the road will be com pleted in the early part of the sum mer. The commissioners are also con sidering the proposition of putting on a poll tax in this district. This would raise quite a sum of money. The district is short of funds be cause of the fact that no levy was voted by the different road districts in Kendrick Highway District. This will be adjusted, however, wnen the time comes for fixing the levy for next year. The PoMatch Highway district on Potlatch ridge, has been collecting a poll tax and finds it to be a satisfactory way to raise money. Enjoyable Stag Party x --- 0. E. MacPherson entertained a number of his friends at a stag party last Monday evening. Pinochle and "500" served to pass the time very enjoyably. IF was understood beforehand that refreshments be fitting the occasion would be served in the dead hours of the night, so it was not a surprise to see a heap ing platter of Limburger gracing the center of the table. This delect able dish always causes an uproar and the levity caused by these sev eral deceased bricks of cheese, was no exception to the general rule, on this occasion. A lovely piece of layer cake was "loaded" with a creamy filling of the aforemention ed cheese and was to be presented to A. V. Dunkle in the hope that his palate might be educated up to a proper point. However, E. E. Bechtol drew this particular piece of cake and had completely de molished it before the mistake had been discovered. Refreshments consisted of sand wiches, CHEESE, coffee, pickles and .punch. Shortly after two-thirty Tuesday morning the following ^'stags'' stampeded for home: Dr. Moser, G. F. Walker, E. W. Lutz. Stuart Compton, M. B. McConnell, A. V. Dunkle, A. E. Wilcox, R. B. Knep per, G. S. Porter, Leo Raaberg, Phil DeCourcey, Geo. L. Carlson, R D. Newton and E. E. Bechtol. School Notes The sophomore class of the senior high school entertained the juniors and the members of the faculty in the high school auditorium last Friday evening. A track meet and other games provided amusement for the evening. Punch and wafers were served. Roy Florance and Dan Guy finish ed two nice library tables in Man ual Training the first of last week. The Sophomore class is doing its bit toward helping to pay for the new moving picture machine which has been installed in the high school. The class sold home made candy during the lunch hour last Friday. The demand was greater than the supply, and the girls of the class were allowed the use of the Home Economics kitchen to make more candy. $9.47 was realiz ed from the sale. Gertrude Hunt, Bernice Gentry and Ruby Sloan worked overtime to make the sale a success. Tuesday evening after school a baseball meeting was held for the purpose of organizing a High School Base Ball Team for the com ing spring. Indications are very good for a winning team. Moscow Has Opal Mine The Moscow Chamber of Com merce is in receipt of a letter from the Gardena Gem Company, of Cali fornia asking about the opals found near Moscow. The company are manufacturers of rare gems, and want samples of the Moscow forma tion to determine the nature of the a a volcanic matrix, that they may de termine how best to handle this de posit. It had almost been forgotten that these opal deposits ever existed, it has been so long since the opal find had caused some excitement in and around Moscow, but inquiry from pioneer citizens recalled many things that are now interesting. It is said the Moscow opals are as fine in quality as any found any where in the world; and the quan tity was immense, but at the time of th e dis covery, nearly 30 years ago, the cost of mining the gems was too great to make it a profitable invest ment and the opal excitement grad ually died out and was forgotten. It is related that a donkey forag ing for grass in the vicinity of Wardner, in Shoshone county, dis covered the great Bunker Hill and Sullivan lead and silver mine. The Moscow opal deposit was discovered by a chicken. A Moscow woman found a fine opal in the crop of a chicken. Investigation was made and the chicken traced to the old Wm. Leasure farm, some four miles northeast of Moscow just over the Whitman county line. A shaft was sunk twenty feet and great quan tities of opals taken out. The writ er was told by some of the pioneer residents of Moscow that the opals were simply wonderful; that some of the specimens were of a quality surpassing anything" in the opal line ever seen. Many Moscow people still have some of these gems, and this story will revive old memories of the Moscow opal ex citement. The farm is now known as Opal Stock Farm, and is owned by T. A. Meeker of our city, now spending the winter in Los Aangelss. The letter of'inquirv has been forward ed to Mr. Meeker, and the company making the inquiry informed that the owner of the opal deposits lives near their place of business. It is to be hoped something substantial will come out of this, and that Mos cow may soon have a new industry with the payroll that will follow. This reminds us that Latah county may some day become famous fur its mines. We have the Hoodoo goldfand copper mines near Har vard, with prospects good for real mines of large proportions. At 4von in our county is the famous mica deposits, long recognized as worth while, and which at various times has enjoyed more or less de velopment. Copper is also being developed at Troy. At Orofino, in Clearwater county, adjoining us on the south, are wonderful lime and cement de posits, and at Pierce some day will be rich gold mines. Millions of dollars in placer gold has been washed from the creek bottom along the head waters of Orofino creek, near Pierce. The Hoodoo placer mines have also produced large quantities of gold in the past, and the hope never abandoned that some day the mother lode from whence these placer £olds were washed will be discovered.—Star Mirror. Dan Zieman Won At the annual Nez Perce county spelling match, held at Lewiston last Saturday, Dan Zieman of South wick took first hunors in class No. 1, composed of the 3rd; 4th and 5th grades. The winners ot first place in each class were awarded $5 in war savings stamps. The winners of second place were awarded $3 in thrift stamps and third place $2 in thrift stamps. Dan Zieman can well be proud of his achievement as he won against opponents from nearly every school in the county.