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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 31. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. APRIL 15,19*1 NUMBER 13 Over The County Genesee News: The rock crusher for the Rimroctc Highway district is being put in place and the crush ing of rock will be begun at once. It is expected that the surfacing of thq tour miles ot graded roadbed will begin about the first of May. The commissioners of the Rim rock district are to be congratulat ed upon the progress made with the road and the people of that district will be duly appreciative of the road when completed as there has always been as in other sections, some considerable bad places to negotiate during the wet season. Juliaetta Record: Bruce Glenn, son of John Glenn of Potlatch ridge, is nursing a pretty sore arm, the result of having been bitten by a stalliun, Tuesday. He had been working the stallion and had come in from the field tor dinner. While watering the other horses of his team he held the stallion back in tending to let him drink after the other horses got through. This seemed to make the animal mad and he grabbed Mr. Glepn by the arm, just below the elbow, and refused to let go until he had been hit aver the head twice with a club. Mr. Glenn had on his coat which pro tected his arm to some extent and prevented more serious injuries than a severe bruise. The animal also tried to strike, him witn his feet but Mr. Glenn managed to keep out of the way. Deary Press: J. H. Spear, of Spok ane, spent several days here this week inspecting the clay beds of the local brick plant. He took samples of ten different clays which he sent to Chicago for laboratory tests. Mr. Spear is a member of the pioneer Spear family of Spok ane, which formerly owned a num ber of the largest clay products plants in the Inland Empire. The interests were sold some time ago to the Washington Brick & Lime company and the Spears retired, but Mr. J. H. Spears again contem plates entering the buisness, and after investigating clay deposits in all paris of the country has come to regard those cf this section as the most promising for his purpose. He took samples from here some time ago, which he tested in his own laboratory at Spokane. The 50-pound samples of each of the 10 clays sent to Chicago will be given final tests, and if the analysis proves satisfactory Mr. Spear will very likely go tuither with his negotia tions here. Star-Mirror: The school board met Monday night and elected Ph. Soul en, of Moscow, superintendent of the Moscow city schols at a salary of $3,000 per year. Mr. Soulen has been professor of education at the University of Idaho for many years and is well known in school circles throughout ehe state. He assumes charge on June 1, when Superin tendent Shank's resignation be comes effective. The board re* quested Soulen and Shank to get together and try to fill the list of teachers as soon as possible. Troy News: The first of the week H. N. Enholm returned to Troy from a short trip in Canada and ■other places in the north. He was accompanied on his return by John Larson, of Spokane, an old associate of the ex-senator Clark of Montana, in the mining and drilling business. In an interview with the gentle man, he says, that he is very favor ably impressed with the country lying around Troy. He says that the ground here shows that the mother earth contains many good showings for minerals of different kinds and he believes if properly worked they would be very profit able. He is much impressed with the outlook for oil m this section, as according to different tests that have been made in the surrounding in of a country shows that this section is located in the center of the oil sands of the northwest. Mr. Enholm since his return states that he has now secured five thou sand acres of leases and that he has secured a drilling outfit tnat will move here some time this summer. Show Interest in Baseball A large crowd gathered at the baseball grounds here last Sunday afternoon to watch the prospectne players of the local team in the first real practice. There was a good representation of men who played in the team last year and a number of promising new men. "Gabe" Forest, the OT Reliable was in the catcher's box as usual. G. F'leshman, who displayed some fast work in the pitcher's box, was on deck and will likely be one ot the "slab artists" of the team. McCall of Potaltch ridge held down first base, which is his regular position. Jack Fleshman, also of Potlatch ridge, shows up well in the infield. Aaron McCrery is both a fast pitcher and a good infield man. He is always on the job. Jack Bechtol is an old third baseman and has played that position for a number of years on the Kendrick team in the past. Ira Bolon and Stuart Compton have been star players in the outfield for Kendrick for a number cf years past. They are both good men Wayne Candler practiced in the outfield and will try for a position on the team. There are a number of new men on the string who were not out Sunday. Manager Wilcox is giving a dance and basket social next Friday night at the Fraternal lemple and the proceeds will be tuined into the baseball fund. With a good start financially and the present pros pective line-up of players there is every indication that Kendrick will have a good ball team this year. Explosion Sunday Night X- — Last Sunday night at about 11 o'clock almost the whole town was aroused by a terrific explosion. On investigation it was found.that parties had set off dynamite behind the blacksmith shop owned by Billy Meyer. The explosive had evident ly been placed in an oil barrel, as pieces of the barrel were found scattered for two blocks around. This was the most vicious, hoodlum exploit that has ever taken place in Kendrick. Whenever a crowd of young toughs get together and per petrate an outrage that endangers the lives of citizens of the town be sides destroying property, it is time to put a stop to it. The dynamite wtneluKflg used was stolen from the Kendrick Highway district a short time ago. Sheriff Woody was in town investigating the affair, Tues day. He secured considerable val uable information and said that if there was a repetition of any more such actions, arrests would follow. An idea of the extent of the ex plosion may be gained when it is learned that windows 100 feet away were shattered and pieces of the oil barrel were driven through the sides of frame buildings. Ray Dorace Fleshman Ray Dorace, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Fleshman of Le land, died Monday at 3:30 o'clock from acute indigestion. He was but 22 days old when ne was taken away by death. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Hall at 10:30 o'clock, Tuesday morn ing. The parents have'the sym pathy of the entire community in their great loss. Sold 40' Acre Tract G. F. Walker sold 40 acres of land this week to Calvin Skinner of LaCrosse, Wash. The land is located near Deary. The drill is now running in Western Washington and is owned by the Seaolene Petroleum Company of is Spokane. Now don't get the idea that you are going to get rich leas ing your land, but take an even chance and lease to Mr. Enholm. He says that it is a gamble with him and you must help if you want your country to develope. Let's get oil. As a Modern Filipino Actually Looks SR There are hundreds of thousands of this type of young men in the Philippines. They are to be the future rulers of the destinies of the islands. The Filipino lias been much misrep resented In the United States. This is largely because the Sunday supple ments have made a specialty of por traying the semi-naked non-Christian hill tribes as "typical" Filipinos, which is far from the truth. The total population of the Philip pines is 10,350,040, of which 9,495,272 are Christians and civilized, and have been so for 300 years, possessing a cul ture and refinement that will compare favorably with that of other countries. The number of non-Christians is 855, Leith's Entertain Circle Club & home of Mr. and Mrs. George Leith was the scene of a very en joyable card party last Tuesday evening, the event being the semi monthly meeting of the Circle Card Club. The house was tasetfully de corated with ferns and lilies which gave a very pleasing effect. The usual game of "500" was played and after a number ot inter esting hands, Mrs. William Rogers was a warded first prize and Mrs. Aaron McCrery the consolation prize. At a late hour dainty refresh ments were served, consisting of pressed chicken sandwiches, pickles, fruit salad, wafers, coffee, ice cream and cake. Members ot the Club present were Messrs, and Mesdames Rogers, Kite, Boyd, Compton, McCrery, Ed Long and Mrs. MacPherson. Guests of the Club were Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Hanson, Harold Hanson and Miss Esther Lowery. Teakean and'Cavendish There was a surprise dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Olson last week. It was well attended and a very enjoyable time was re ported. Miss Jaunita Blackburn 8nd Mr. Jess Daniels of Cavendish were united in marriage at Teakean, Thursday of last week. A grand charivari was given in their honor. The people of this community unite in wishing them much happiness and prosperity. Mrs. Jess Parsley and Mrs. Will Carey spent Saturday at the J. C. Petersen home. Mrs. Dave Daniels went to Spok ane some time ago to visit rela tives. A number of young folks gather ed at the home ot Robert Davis, Sunday, and spent a very Enjoyable day. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Halerker have returned from California. They are now located at Teakean. Mr. and Mrs. Helmut Petersen, Mr. Sliffer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Olosn, J. C. Petersen and family and Mrs. Ed Choate and family visited at tne C. Hoffman place, Sunday. Wealthy Lehman of Teakean was a Kendrick visitor, Saturday. Helen and Lyle Adams were up from Orofino, Friday, to spend the week end with their folks. . 308, and only a small percentage of them are uncivilized. They are fast becoming educated, and will ultimate ly make good citizens. Seventy i>er cent of the Inhabitants of the Philippines over ten years of age, according to the last census, are literate. This is a higher percentage of literacy than ttiat of any South American country, higher than that of Spain, and higher than that of any of tlie New Republics of Europe whose independence is being guaranteed by the Allies. ed Kendrick Will Celebrate At a meeting of the local Legion post held some time ago it was de finitely decided to put on a celebra tion in Kendrick, Julv 4. The sen timent at the last meeting ot the Get-To-Gether Club was strongly in favor of a celebration and the members of the club stated that if the Legion boys would appoint a committee frohi among their mem bership, a like committee would be appointed from the Club to meet and act with them. The American Legion has appoint ed the following committee as an executive body: Tom Long, George Carlson, Ted Deabold, Walter Big ham and Gabriel Forest. A meet ing of the committee has been called for Monday night, April 18. It is very urgently requested that as many businessmen of the com munity and anyone interested in a celebration be present at this meet ing. It will take place at the city hall at the usual time. The Legion boys have already formulated plans for the celebra tion. They state that if the people of the community will co-operate with them and give them the re quired amount of assistance, fin ancially and otherwise, there will be a big time in Kendrick July 4. It has been a long time since Kend rick has celetrated the Fourth and as the sentiment here is so strongly in favor of the event, there is every reason to believe that this will be one of the best celebrations ever put on by the town. A lull account of the action at the meeting next Monday night will be given next week. Texas Ridge John Gentry and Herman Baker spent the week end in Lewiston. Mrs. Ogden and Mrs. Viola Bak er spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. John Adams. James Miller end family, Albert Pierce and wife were Sunday callers at the Geo. Eaker place. Mr. and Mrs. Moore spent Sun day evening at the Viola Baker home. Mr. and Mrs. Frantzich. K. O. Knudson, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bab cock were entertained at the L. K. Dahlgren home Sunday afternoon. Get Larger Rock Crusher At a special meeting of the com nnssioners of Potlatch Highway District, held at Kendrick last Saturday, it was decided to trade in the rock erusner now owned by the district for a largei model. The commissioners have contemplated this move for some time. They used the smaller crusher to surface some ot the worst sections of road in the Leland community and have found that with the same power and same number of men the larg er model can be used and a much greater amount of rock crushed, thus lowering the cost per yard to a marked degree. J. M. Woodward, secretary of the district stated that the plan of the commissioners has been to surface the worst sections of road first and when they have been put in first class shape the strips between will be surfaced. He said that the crushed rock that has been put on during the past year or more has stood up in fine shape and makes a very serviceable road. Mr. Woodward says that the greatest problem that the commis sioners have to contend with in building the grade is that their funds are limited and it is impos sible to build many miles of per manent road each year. All they can do is to gradually improve the bad places and in time the roads in the district will all be in good shape. Considerable improvement is plan ed in the road at the head of the grade near Cameron. The commis sioners expect to have a section of this road surfaced this summer. Farm Bureau Want* Fair At a meeting of the executive committe of the Latah County Faim Bureau, held at Moscow last Fri day, resolutions were passed endors ing a fair to be held at Moscow next fall. Following is a copy of the resolution: Whereas, the members assembled at the annual meeting of the Latah county farm bureau voted to co operate with other interests and organizations in conducting a county agricultural fair, and left the details of this cooperation in the hands of the executive committee of the farm bureau; now therefore Be it resolved that the farm bur eau will pledge itself to undertake to get in exhibits cf farm produce to help make a county fair, provid ed the county fair association, Mos cow Chamber of Commerce, and other interested organizations will finance said county fair; and Be it further lesolved that the president ot the farm bureau ii hereby authorized to appoint a com mittee of three, of which he shall be chairman, to represent the farm bureau and work in connection with committees that have been or may hereafter be appointed to represent other organizations interested in a county lair. Resolutions unanimously adopted by executive committee ot the farm bureau at a meeting held in Moscow on Friday, April 8th. S. Leland Items Mr and Mrs. R. B. Parks visited their people near Peck over Satur day and Sunday. Mrs. McVicker entertained the Missionery Society, Thursday. Af ter the business and devotional meeting the subject for study, "Our Mission work in San Antonia, Tex as", was discussed. Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Hund read papers and gave a brief outline of our mission ery work m that city. A lovely lunch was served at noon by the hostess, consisting of baked beans. sandwiches, salads, pickles, pie cake | and coffee. Mrs. Dean, the primary teacher is on the sick list this week and is not able to teach. Wesley Ward is on the ridge assessing and visiting with his old time friend, A. H. Smith. Says Display is Fine Wade Keene, who has lived in Spokane for several years past is still a good Potlatch booster as the following card would indicate: "Mr. Callison and Mr. Thomas have their display up and it has everything beaten by a mile, and that is going some, as the displays are hne. The display is attracting much attention." The display mentioned by Mr. Keene is on exhibition at the Sportsmen's and Tourists' Fair, which opened this week. The dis play irom Kendrick is the only one troin Latah county. The tollowing account ot the Sportsmen's ana Tourists' Pair was taken from Tuesday's Chronicle: "Every exhibit is in place. We have had no disappointments. The exhibit of fish we have on display has taken 12 tons of ice to freeze. All the attractions will be even betr ter than we have promised." Thus spoke T. M. R. Keane, chair man of the committee in charge of the Sportsmen's and Tourists' Fair which was officially opened this afternoon at 1 o'clock in the new Culbertson building. Mr. Keane predicted an attend ance of 6,000 for the first day and evening. "We expect to have 25,000 visitors during tne fair," he said. We had over 14,000 in three days last year." A telegram was received from the Montana fish and game commis sion this morning congratulating "Miss Spokane" and wishing her success on the opening of the second annual tair. Among the notable exhibits is one from Kendrick, Idaho, sent by the Kendrick Chamber of Commerce. The exhibit, which is in charge of S. P. Callison, contains mounted heads of elk, deer and mountain goats killed near Kendrick, and numerous varieties ot prize win ning grains and agricultural ex hibits. One display ot wheat took first prize at the St. Louis ex position and one at the Lewis and Clark fair. Both were grown by M. V. Thomas at Kendrick. The mounted heads are owned by the Thomas family. Another exhibit consists of 130 ribbon won by the B. E. Callison Rhode Island Reds of Kendrick. A United States flag made from 40 different varieties of beans raised in that section is on display. The Newman Lake exhibit labeled "An Old Timer's Camp at Honey mon Bay" has even the scent of the wilds. The soil, plants and moss of the woods have been brought to thia camp. An "A" tent complete with blankets, a log fire witn frying pans in which a "bannock" is cooking and the bark table and knots of tog chairs are all redolent of the woods. The school children's exhibit of sporting cartoons, for which the Carlson Fur eomppany is offering prizes, will be judged late thia afternoon. The judges aie T. M. R. Keane, William K. Shissler and Ernest Tomowske. The Spokane Hardware exhibit of mounted animals and birds is among the best representative of this class of exhibits. School Notes The six weeks examinations are being given this week. The honor roll is as follows: Rita Leith—Algebra, histroy and Flnglish II. Nellie Dean— Geometry, Chem istry, English IV. Rester Dammarell—English IV.» U.S . history. Juanita McDowell— Typewriting. Cecil Carlisle—Modern history. Edith Dammarell—English II. Lena Bibb—English IV. ^ Mrs. Morrison is training a | chor(js Q% h(gh schoo , students for the commencement exercises. Friday afternon a spelling match and a ciphering contest was enjoyed by the high school pupils. Egnaz Flagg was champion of the cipher ing contest, and Nellie Dean woa in the spelling match.