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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $r.r>o: In Advance VOLUME 31. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY, APRIL 29,1921 NUMBER 17 The Changing Road American Highway Educaional Bureau: In the human ant-beds called towns, cities, counties and states, people ate swarming their highways and tugging at their j loads in fretful humor. I Something has gone wrong. Con sumers have been robbed, pro deucers impoverished and foodstuffs wasted, until the people have be come exasperated. An economic coupling pin is miss ing somewhere. That "pin" is the public highway. How it came to be missing as an effective unit in transportation, matters not so much here as what is being done to place it where it belongs. It is enough to say that nobody in particular is to blame, that indus trially the country has grown like a pup—first one member and then an other* out of proportion to other members of its body— and that in a perfectly natural way the demand lor the more flexible and depend- j able forms of transportation have out grown existing facilities for satisfying those demands. Realizing this fact, the people de- 1 termined to find why their transpor-j tation needs had become so acute. 1 One of the first things they dis covered was a most glaring eco nomic error. | Here is what they found: By turning over to private enter prise the developement of rail trans- ! portation as the sole means of con veying the people and their pro" 1 ducts from one point to another, the : demand for dividends on stock, in terest on bonds, salaries for an army | of toll takers in the guise of'rail-1 way employees has made the cost of transportation excessive. Both pro ducer and consumer are suffering to the limit of their power to bear, i The producer barely receives a re turn of his cost to produce, and the consumer pays far more than the product should be worth. Aroused to these evils, one remedy after another was applied by the people. At first they tried "doctor ing" their transportation ills with railway commissions to regulate rates. Then followed farm market ing plans and farm credit laws. Despite all effort the ills remain ed. Public needs continued to leap ahead of the facilities for economic distribution, and as these increased, parasitic middlemen multiplied in numbers. Highway improvement was not keeping pace with highway use. Upon further examination the people found another glaring error. Failure to surface the road and put it in condition for continuous operation of improved vehicles had already caused losses, amounting to millions of dollars annually, through laborious and restricted movement. They found also that by construct ing an even and lasting surface on the road the saving thus gained in vehicle operation could be applied to repaying the cost of construc tion. By this very simple pro cedure the public road would be changed into a paying instead of a losing property. With the foregoing facts clear, the next logical step was road im provement. With ruts out of the way, and with miry soil replaced by a rigid surface laid upon a sound subgrade, the problem, it thought, would soon be solved. All of this looked very simple. And yet, it was found that the prob lem itself was more than two mil lion miies long, that practically every foot of the way would have to be reconstructed in one form or an other to meet public needs. So, the Federal Aid Law was pas was sed to provide capital for compre hensive construction. States which had no highway departments quick ly set up governmental machinery to meet Federal requirements. Other strengthened their existing departments, and i road movement was Nation-wide launched. In the face of all this planning and activity the bald facts now appear that actual construction is lagging! far behind the blue print. Engin eers are being hampered in their work by petty political influences * Elections Results The village election Tuesday, while not entirely devoid of in terest, was a quiet, peaceable over'affair. Several contesting eandid ates cropped up at the last minute to add a little zest to the election, but as only five could be elected, the five highest were counted win An unusually large number regis tered, their fceing 92 names on the registration book. Eighty-eight votes were cast, only five who were registered not voting. The five men elected are good sub stantial citizens of the town. They are entering upon the duties of village trustee with no hope of re ward and little expectation of re ceiving appreciation lor their efforts. The public can do no less than back them up in their work for the welfare of the town. I 1 ollowing is a list of candidates elected and the number of votes each received: William Rogers, 80; Hugh Stanton, 75; N. E. Walker, 68; E. T. Long, 51; T. H. Sturde vant, 41. The next two highest candidates were M. 0. Raby, 38; Charles Riggle, 30. N. E. Walker is entering upon his fourth term as councilman, the two P»st terms having served as mayor, During his administration there has been a great dèal of public improve nient work done and the public money has been expended wisely and economically. No better man than Mr. Walker could be found to act as chairman of the village board. —--,— Extends Territory The Lewistun National Farm Loan i Association has. just been granted an amendment of charter. Its ter ritory before comprised Nez Perce countv, but has now been extended to include also that portion of Latah lying south of the township line between townships 38 and 39, north of the Boise base line, state of Idaho. This comprises atout five townships, and includes the towns of Kendrick, Juliaetta and Genesee, also the villages of Linden and Crescent. This is a prosperous farming region.—Lewiston Tribune. Dance Tonight Tonight (Friday) is the baseball benefit dance and basket social at the Fraternal Temple. The success of the social will depend entirely upon the interest taken on the part of the young ladies of the com munity in preparing baskets. Last year a like event was given for the baseball boys and the ladies respond ed enthusiastically. It the same spirit exists tonight the affair will be a great success. It might be well to keep in mind the fact that any basket that is sold for $15 or over will make some money for the lady who prepared it. Halt of'the amount received will be refunded to the lady who brought the basket. The University of Idaho Jazz Bo Hounds will play for the dance. Everyone is'supposed to be there to help with the festivities. Wm. Meyer returned from his homestead in Three Bear country, Thursday, and will open his black smith shop for the summer. His son, Frank, accompanied him and will help him get the shop in shape for business, after which he will return to the homestead. and misunderstandings on the part of the people themselves as to the real character and supreme împort ance of the work undertaken. These misunderstandings have been aggravated by political petti foggers who are crowding around the job. as usual, with all sorts ot advice on how and when to do the j work, and where, ! As a result of this babble more than one patient and capabple en ; gineer is in a mood to throw down his tools and quit. All of which j tends toward further confusion and ! delay, and delay leads direct to con ' tinued loss. The Newest Near East Geography BLACK 6ZA «MWVMÏ S'*. EL Sjiii $ Vj; B ■mV S m iTffH Portion at Armenu ■ tSffl controlled by Soviets 1111 ( I Armenia os bounded 1111 * I by Presi Jon t Wilson Boundary ot territory m ^ which A(Mr East Relief isoftrutin^. D*er tie* ot ♦ Holmitell « c ,Z itt * Û Rente /tomes T5* Feed Relief O trial X i RcftifroCufS HR 'T'HR accompanying map aims to show the extent of the operations of Near * East Relief and also by contrast how comparatively limited is the Ar menian area in the Near East controlled by the Rolshe.vlkl. Wherever in the Near East there are destitute Armenians, Syrians, Greeks, Jews, Assyrians, or others, needy and oppressed, regardless of race or creed, there Near East Relief follows. From Constantinople to Bagdad, from Fort Said to Baku, even into Persia, the protecting arms of Near East Relief have reached until today its work is far more extensive outside the country of Armenia than within. May Form Highway District Notice has been published that an election for the purpose of form ing a highway district comprising the territory in the Juliaetta and LinviI le communities, will be held on Satuiday, May 7. Ihe proposed district embodies all of the territrry left in the south western corner of the county, by the Troy and Kend rick districts. That the new dis trict, if formed, will prove advan tageous to Juliaetta is easily seen. It is practically the only way that a good highway down the Potlatch can be built to the cotinty line. If Juliaetta secures this district it will mean that practically the en tire county is under the highway district plan. X McCrerys Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Aaron McCrery en tertained the Circle Card Club at their home Tuesday evening. The usual game of progressive "500" was played and a very close contest it proved to be, as Mrs. MacPhecson and Mr. Hanson tied for first prize and Mrs. Boyd and Ed Long ran ai even race for the consolation prize By cutting the cards Mrs. MacPher son and Ed Long won. Members of the Club present were:* Messrs, and Mesdames Rogers, Kite, Ed Long, Boyd, Leith, MacPherson and McCrery. Guests of the Club were Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hanson and Miss Rita Leith. Refreshments were served consist ing of sandwiches, pickles, ice cream, cake and coffee. It T . , . .. . . . .. Last week we tailed to report the X Leland Items latest arrivals in our town. A son was born to Prof, and Mrs. Segs worth and an eleven and one half pound boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Daugherty. The Ladies Missionery Society will meet Thursday, May 5th with Mrs. J. M. Woodward. K Mrs. Koepp is staying with Mrs. irrison Daugherty and caring for that new Grandson ot ners. >CMiss Carrie Lebaron is spending the week end with Mrs. Jesse Hoff man. '/The school trustes now have the plans of our new school house which is to be built this summer. If built according to the plans will be one of which any community may be proud. The school is preparing a pro gram tor the close which will be May 13th. There is quite a class to graduate from the eighth grade this year. b^Claude Craig is building a nice big wood house with foundation and floor. ». Mrs. Julia Fleshrnan visited Mrs 'Joe Piper, Wednesday. Mrs. Clyde McGhee js visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Smith, for a few days. The Missionary ladies have added to the appearance of the parsonage by having the rooms repapered. concrete Uniontown Citizen Suicides Nick Kauffman, a pioneer of Uniontown, committed suicide at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. Death was instantaneous. The act was com mitted at the Palm Pool Hall, which was owned by Mr. Kauffman It is believed that the suicide was due to temporary insanity, caused, by worry over business matters, i The unfortunate man leaves a wife and four children. X Adolph Wegner Here Adolpb Wegner arrived Wednes day on the night train from Pres cott, Arizona, where he has spent nearly two years on account of ill health. His many friends here will be delighted tc learn that he is looking fine and that his physician stated he could go back to work whenever he wanted to. However, he is going to plav safe and will not try to do very muen before next fall. He is now with his parents in Kendrick. On his way here from Prescott he stopped off at Los Angeles for several weeks. South wick News H. D. Hayward and family took dinner at the Marion Wright home, Sunday. Miss Carrie Alber spent Sunday with Miss Alice Baker. Walter Bateman has retruned from Spokane hospital and is now under the care of Dr. Horswell. Surprise parties seems to be very popular this week, Ella and Alma Holmes were visited Tuesday night, Hersey Bungers, Friday night and Ralph Wright's, Monday night. The party at Ralph Wright's being a farewell party as the family are moving to American ridge for the season. At least two more parties are being planned for this week. George Christensen has moved his family out to the farm to get ready for the spring work. Those on the sick list this week are: Mrs. M. J. Whitinger, Mrs. P. W. Thornton and the small son of Dari Wright. Mrs. H. D. Hayward gave a very interesting discourse at the M. É. Church after Sunday school. Subject "The Two Resurrections." Prof. Jones ot Southwick schools took dinner with the family of Chas. Hayward, Saturday. Dr. and Mrs. Dean tained Mr. and Mrs. at dinner last Sunday. Baker enter W 1 11 Wright -^ The Red Cross Pharmacy sold the |sbda fountain this week to a party in Walla Walla at a good price. Mr. Newton is glad to get rid of it as it required more time than he could afford to devote to it . The sale will leave the soda fountain business entirely to Perryman's con fectionery. One fountain in town ought to do a splendid business. Juliaetta 7, Kendrick 1 The first baseball game of the sea son for the Kendrick team was play ed at Juliaetta last Sunday and lost by a score of 7 to I. It was a good, clean game and the one-sided score was due to errors on tne part of the j Kendrick team. The local team has had very little practice this season and Sunday was the first time the entire team had been together. A - r .. i Fatten Sheep Economically week from Sunday, May 8, a return game will be played with Juliaetta on the local diamond and the score will likely be transposed with the long end in favor of Kendrick. Five hits were mrfde by both teams, McCall for Kendrick secur ing a dandy three-bagger and Pick ens of Juliaetta also a three base hit. Juliaetta made but one error and Kendrick had eight. The errors were plainly due to a lack of prac tice. I McCrery started the game pitch ing for Kendrick and did good work but was taken out in the last of the second inning and put on second as the change strengthened the infield. Glen Fleshrnan finish ed the game in the pitcher's box and held Juliaetta down to three hits in the seven innings. Scott Ross pitched a good, steady game for Juliaetta. Joe Hampton of Juliaetta and Fred Bolon of Kendrick umpired the game and their decisions were very fair and pfoved satisfactory to the crowd. That sheep can be most economic ally fattened on a feeding ration of long hay, silage and barley or long hay and barley, is the result of an extensive feeding experiment just completed at the Caldwell sub tation of the university experiment station, E. J. Iddings, dean ot the college of agriculture announced in Wednesday's Star-Mirror. The ex periment was Conducted under con ditions prevailing during the win ter of 1920-21. Seven groups were used, each composed of frqjn 65 to 67 lambs. The various feed combinations used, and the cost of 100 pounds of in creased weight for each feed were as follows: Long hav, silage and barley, $7.25; lung hay and barley* $75.1; cut hay, silage and barley, $10.23; cut hay and barley, $10.37; alfalfa meal, syrup and barley, $16.10. These costs were computed on the following prices; alfalfa hay selling at $8; alfalfa cut hay, $10.50; alfalfa meal, $19.00; alfalfa meal and syrup, $26.00; silage $6.00 and barley at $1.66 per hundred weight. Lambs used weighed in at the be ginning of the experiment at from 68.27 to 71.40 pounds and gained from 22.11 to 30.52 pounds each. "An outstanding feature of the experiment is that where corn sil age was introduced as a feed there was a distinct result in cheaper fattening," said Dean Iddings. "It must be rememberad that when alf alfa is selling a*' a low price, cut hay is relatively more expensive than when hay is high, as the cut ting cost remains approximately the same. Further, because of rain part of the time during the experi ment, the feeding of cut and ground hay was attended with difficulties wnere there was not good shelter for feeding. The experiment was planned by Prof. C. W. Hickman, head of the university department of animal husbandry department E. F. Rine hart, field animal husbandman of the extension division A. W. John son, sub-station animal husband man, conducted the feeding it Committee Meeting Monday The committee in charge ot the Fourth of Julv celebration will meet Monday night to lay plans for the big time to be held here July 4. The committee is composed of ten and all are expected to be present as it will be an important meeting. Over The County Troy News: The First Bank of Troy held their directors meeting, Tuesday, April 19th. Clyde John son, president of the Scandanavian American Bank of Spokane was elected director to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father O. A. Johnson U. Larson chairman of the Board of Directors of the above mentioned bank of Spokane also vice-president of the local bank was present at the meeting. Genesee News: The first baseball game of the season is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, when Pullman meets Genesee on the local diamond. The Genesee boys are trying out and warming up and a good game is promised on the opening date. The committee in charge of baseball affairs are leaving nothing undone that will contriute to a winning team for Genesee this year. The schedule for the season has been al most made up and will be announc ed soon. Deary Press: The Bovill baseball team had its first practice last Sun day when they lined up against the Bovill Gophers. A good number of the followers of the national game turned out to see the match, wnich was won by the regular nine, 12 to 6. Manager Chambers is in touch with James Mclsaac, the popular Gonzaga star, and expects to land him when school is out. James played second base for Bovill last year. The first outside game will be played at Kendrick May 1. Star-Mirror: George M. Crow, who was sentenced to serve four months in the countv jail by Judge Neison, of the probate court, has been pardoned. A telegram an nouncing his pardon and ordering his immediate release was received by the sheriff's office Saturday even ing, and he was released from jail where he had served about two and a half months of his sentence. Crow was charged with threatening the life of his wife, while intoxicat ed. He is well known in and a round Moscow where he had lived for many years. Investigation ot his case brought the decision that the sentence was too severe but the only legal way in which he could be released was by action of the gov ernor or board of pardons. Crescent News Mr. Bolon and son sheared Mul key's sheep Monday and will shear several other flocks on the ndge this week. Mr. and Mrs. Long visited at Clinton Wright's Sunday. There will be a picnic and ball game at Jim Garner's, Sunday, May 1. "Bring the whoop and bring the ball, Come with happy faces all. Let us make a merry ring Let us talk and laugh and sing. Quickly, quickly come away If it is a pleasant day." There will be a dance at Bud Harris' Friday, April 29th. Sunday, Gold Hill and Cedar Ridge organized a ball team and played Southwick's second team. Southick won by a score of 11 to 9. Our team will play Southwick oo the Southwick diamond, Sunday, May 8th. Teakean and Cavendish The dance at Freemont Creek was well attended, and an enjoyable tme was had by everyone. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Petersen and family, Miss Myrtle Kelley and Miss Cecile Garrison were visiting at the B. S. Adams home, Sunday. Claud Hoffman made a business trip to Orofino, Saturday. The school election was held at the Teakean school house the 18th of this month. Two directors were elected in place of Ray Garrison and C. Clainan. The two directors be ing elected were J. C. Petersen and A. H. Frazier. Mr. A. R. Counter from Oregon was out here visiting the last tew days. E. W. Lutz was in Lewiston Tues-—" day on business.