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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 31. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MAY 6.1921 NUMBER 1» UTAH COUNTY NEWSPARAGRAPHS Clipped From The Columns of Neighboring Papers. Deary Press: The Press is inform ed that in the section southwest of Deary the farmers are advocating a road thru the Garrett place to en able the ranchers living [south and west of there to haul their grain to Deary. This is one of the finest agricultrual sections contiguous to this point and we are informed that the farmers are willing to donate work on the road if the board will secure the right of way. A vast volume of business that now goes elsewhere would be diverted to Deary if this connecting link could be built, it is said. Genesee News: The streets of Gen esee received a much-needed drag ging Tuesday and are now in fairly good shape — or, at least, as good shape as they can be put in at this time. There are many streets ot the town that have had nothing done to them since Mother Nature made them, and in a great many places the street drainage is down the sidewalk instead of the street. However, since the new council will have these matters in charge after the first meeting in May, it is ex pected they will get busy with their picks and shovels and remedy all these wrongs in short order. a he Jitliaetta Record: Mr. Baker, of Clarkston, this week purchased the Mrs. M. A. Perryman property on the east side of Main street, which has for some time been used by the Jul iaetta Trading Co. as a storage room for farm implements, and will occupy it about the first ot the month with a stock of new and Second band gcods. The sale of the property was made through S. T. Dunlap. Star-Mirror: Monday of this week important conferences were held in Moscow relating to law enforcement in this region. Attorney P. J. O'Brien who is the law enforcement officer of the Forest Service came over from Missoula, Montana to meet Prosecuting Attorney John Nisbet. Sheriff John L. Woody, Probate Judge Adrian Nelson, U. S. Deputy Marshal Mark Howe and' U. S. Commissioner H. R. Smith. The purpose ot the meeting was to work up a co-operative understand ing between the state and federal officers as to the means to employ to punish offenders against the fish and game laws—both state and fed eral. The torest officers intend to prevent the setting out of fire in <jry weather m or near forest lands and to prevent violation of the game laws if possible. Too much merchantable and grow ing timber has been destroyed in the past through the carelessness of ■campers and settlers resulting in great monetary loss to local com munities and the campaign now be ing waged and to be continued through the summer is to prohibit further injury through these sources. The representative of the forest service pointed out that 35 per cent of the national forest reciepts in this region, is divided between the ■counties which invade the National Forests for school and road pur poses, proportionate to the govern ment income from federal lands within each county. Consequently if saleable timber be destroyed, or grass or any other income produc ing commodity on the government domain, there is a corresponding loss to the local community. Timber privately owned is to receive similar protection msofai as the forest officers can render assistance. The killing of game animals, fish or birds in the closed season or beyond the limit allowed by law in the open season will re ceive the special attention of all forest officers. Recently all forest officers have been commissioned deputy game wardens in Idaho. a A. K. Carlson went to Thursday, on business. Mosow, Children Can't Buy It Since the new tobacco law is in effect it is not advisable to send a minor to the store after tobacco, even if the tobaccr is only one of a long list of articles. Every time a store keeper accomodates you by letting a minor buy tobacco for you he is taking chances on sacrificing a $500 bond and having his $50 license revoked. If you want tobacco don't send the children to the stores for it. BOVIL WON THE BASEBALL GAME Score 10 to 2 in Favor of the Visiting Team It is a painful process to chronicle a defeat so decisive as was the one administered to the local team by Bovill last Sunday on the Kendrick diamond. Bovill had a strong team and played a consistent game from start to finish. Carey, the yisitor's pitcher held the locals to 4 hits, while Bovill secured 10. The long list of errors on the part of the Kendrick team tells the story of the game. Kendrick made 13 errors and Bovill 5. Densow pitched the first seven innings for Kendrick but had poor support. He was relieved at the end of the seventh by Clen Flesh man. Manager Wilcox isn't a bit dis couraged over the game Sunday. He has found the weak places on the team and will patch them up for the game with Juilaetta this coming Sunday. The infield will be reorganized and the change will no doubt strengthen the team won derfully. The game between Kend rick and Juliaecta will be a real battle and local fans feel confident of victory. Freight Schedule Changed Star-Mirror: In what is claimed to be an effort to reduce costs of operation, the Northern Pacific an nounces changes that will effect Moscow seriously. Freight crews that have been "tying up" in Mos cow, coal heavers, engine wipers and watchmen, are to be moved from Moscow to Pullman, which is to be made the semi-divsion point between Spokane and Lewtson, for freight trains. Service is to be re duced 50 per cent. Instead of daily freight train service between Spok ane and Lewiston, it will be tri weekly. Four freight train crews are affected by the change, in addition to the coal heavers, some of whom own homes in Moscow and have lived here many years, are to be moved to Pullman. This includes Engineer Bell, who has a host of friends in Moscow and was believed to be a "fixture" here and whose removal wiil cause genuine regret. It is claimed that the freight train [ which left Spokane in the morning reached Pullman about 4 or 4:30 and that the immense a mount of switching and other work there took so much time that it did not reach Moscow until about 10 o'clock at 'night. Under the new arrangement the crew of the Gen esee train will do the switching tor this train at Pullman'and save about half a day's "overtime" for the freight crew. The same number of crews will be worked as formerly, but their hours will be greatly re duced. The train that has been running daily between Moscow and Lapwai will run tri-weekly between Pull man and Lewiston under the new schedule. Superintendent DeForce recently went over the line between Spokane and Grangeville and it is said the orders for many changes came as a result of bis trip made in an effort to find places where ex penses could be cut down. Other radical changes are said to be con templated, including the taking off of several passenger trains between Spokane and Tacoma and Seattle and the elimination of trains be. Arthur Wells Hails From Danville Says Two National Celebrities Came Out of That Illinois Town—"Me and Uncle Joe" ma bl Arthur Wells, the three-hundred-pound member of the Apollo Duo, halls from Danville, 111., home of Uncle Joe Cannon, and he smilingly says that Danville has produced two national celebrities—"me and Joe." Both are na tional Institutions. Arthur Wells is as widely known In the Chautauqua world as Uncle Joe is In Washington. For seventeen years he headed the famous Apollo Concert Company, known all over the United States. He comes to Chan tauqua this year with Mrs. Wells alone. They present two musical programs so varied in character that it might well trouble a company of five or six peo ple to duplicate them. Kendrick to Have Oil Station Continental Oil Company Will Install Big Tanks and Build Warehouse to Store Grease and Oils is The Continental Oil Company has purchased property between First and Second Streets, back of Mrs. Stanton's property, and will estab lish an oil station here. This is the. good news reported this week by G. F. Walker, through whose efforts the securing of tne station is large ly responsible. Plans now are to begin work the latter part of this month or the first of next month at the latest, to make the concrete forms to hold the tanks and to construct a large warehouse for the storage of all kinds of oils and greases. Two tanks' will be put in here, each holding two carloads of oil. They will be used for storing gaso line, distillate and Kerosene. The oil station will be a wholesale concern but will sell oil, gasoline, etc., in barrel lots to anyone who wishes to purchase in barrel quan tities. The price will be very much lower than charged now, as the car load quantity shipments will reduce the freight in a large measure. It is said that the price will differ Very little from that charged in is a tween Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. It is estimated the change means the taking ot $2,000 a month in pay roll from Moscow to Pullman, and Moscow merchants will resent this. The matter will be taken up before the Chamber of commerce next Wednesday when action locking to retaliatory measures will be dis cussed. It is pointed out by buiness men that if the Northern Pacific discriminates against Moscow the merchants have two other roads to which they can throw their patron age. When it became known that this change has been ordered some of the Moscow business interests became very emphatic in declaring a vigorous protest against the change should it be made. X Big Bear Ridge X Mr. and Mrs. Otto Aiber are the proud parents ot a fine daughter, who was born at the Gritman hos pital in Moscow April 25th. Mrs. Will Elliott has gone to St. Maries to remain indefinitely. XJdiss Tora Halseth spent the week end at her home in Kendrick. A church conference will be held at the Lutheran church. May 17th to 19th. The Christian Endeavor meetings Lewiston. The selection of Kendrick as the distributing point for this section is a compliment to the town and will also be a great asset to every business house here and in the sur rounding Potlatch country. It means cheaper gas for everyone and will be one more business in stitution added to the town. Juliaetta will be supplied from here as will all the smaller Potlatch towns in the immediate vicinity of Kendrick. Representatives of the Continent al Oil Company have been looking over this territory for the past year with a view of putting in the oil station. That thqy chose Kendrick for the distributing point is a very good indication that they have the utmost confidence in the future of the town and surrounding country. Establishing the station will mean a heavy investment and it is a per manent affair. Everything should be done by the people of this com munity to encourage the up-build ing of this splendid new enter prise. will be discontinued until after the Sunday school picnic, June 14th. The annual meeting of the Taney Telephone Co. will be held at the Taney school house on Saturday, May 14, at 1 o'clock p. m., for the election of officers and other busi ness. All shareholders are expect ed to be present. Allie Moore, Ida Morev, Alice Bean and Dewight Ingle, the eighth grade pupils of Miss Inez Johnson's school at Taney, were successful *m passing the eighth grade examina tions. X A splendid May Pole program was given by Miss Clara Bailey's'school at Beai Creek, Sunday. Miss Inez Johnson returned to her home near Deary, Saturday. Y Farming is being rushed between showers. A social good time was enjoyed at the close of Taney senool, Friday, when a number ot the patrons ana friends came in about noon. A large table was spread and the children as well as the visitors thoroughly enjoyed the many good things, not forgetting the ice cream, which appealed to all as the best ever. YW. M. Blenden was quite badly injured Monday, when bis team be came frightened at a tractor, which caused a runaway and a general smash up. Mrs. W. Rich Dead Mrs. W. Rich, of Suuthwick, died at White's hospital in Lewiston last Monday, where she had been taking medical treatment for several weeks. Death was due to complica tions from which she had been suffering for some time. The re mains were held at the Vassar un dertaking parlors, until word might be received from relatives in the East regarding funeral arrange ments. DAVE GENTRY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE Blaze Started in Roof From Defective Flue x[ — Early Sunday morning the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gentry, local ed on a bench just above Kendrick, | burned to the ground. Practically all of the household goods were also consumed. The origin of the fire is not definitely known, although the supposition is that it was caused from a defective flue. Mr. Gentry was in Bovill at the time of the fire. His Drother-in law Mr. Norris and also Mrs. Norris were visitin« at the Gentry home. Mr. Norris started a fire in the morning and then went to the barn to do the chores. When he return ed to the house the root was a mass ot flames. A strong breeze was blowing and within a few minutes the building and contents were burned to ashes. The fire made such rapid progress that compara tively nothing in the way of house hold furnishings or clothing could be saved. Fortunately for the Gentry family the building and contents were well covered by insurance. Senior Class Play senior class play, "Billy's Bungalow," will be given at the Grand Theatre on Friday night, May 13. Miss Audrey Stanton and Miss Carlisle will have parts in the play, although thev are not mem bers of the senior class. Miss Hood training the members of the caste.. She is very good at this work and the students are making a special effort to put on a play of more than usual interest. Following is the caste of charac ters: Billy Middleton - Curtis Bailey Peggy Middleton • Lena Bibb Col. George Varker, Elmer McGuire Laura Cauldweli - Joyce Hunt Dorothy French - Audrey Stanton Kitty Campbell Minnie Torgerson Theodore Thurston, Cecil Chamberlain Gordon Middleton • Cecil Carlisle The Honorable Francis Fairweather Spaulding - Kester Dammarell The Retail Merchant He is abused by the public as a profiteer, exploited by slick sales men, preyed upon by local charities and polite holdups, clubbed into handling more brands of goods than ne should by the bludgeon of na tionai advertising, annoyed bv can vassers selling inferior goods at robbers prices from house to house and menaced by catalogue houses and chain stores. Yet it is the retail merchant who makes our towns and cities. There are no railroad stations where there are no stores. It is the retail merchant who makes factories and jobbing houses possible. He it is who pays the taxes that support the schools and churches. He makes the local newspapers. He is the core of the community. Good comes from most everything. The cold, wet weather we have been having the past month has prevent ed an epidemic of fishing fever dur ing the closed season. There are only three weeks left and even Sam Callison can probably wait mat long. . . , .. . . _ , _ ported by the JudKes ot ele(,t,on THE dll DUS NET H EVENING Newly Elected Trustees Now at the Helm Last Tuesday evening was a busy session for the Village Board. The unfinished business tor the year was disposed of by the retiring board so that tne new members might start with a clean slate for their two-year term of office. Four of the old memters were present as fol lows: Trusteeà Walker, Dunkle, Sturdevant and Hanson. Trustee Waide was absent. After the reg ular routine work of reading the minutes, allowing bills and hearing the treasurer's report, the election returns were canvassed and found to be approximately correct as re | The new members of the board were then sworn in as follows: N. E. Walker, William Rogers, Tom Long and Tom Sturdevant. N. E. Walker, who has served the town so faithfully and well as mayor for the past two terms, was again elect ed to serve in the same capacity. Hugh Stanton, who was elected a member of the board, handed in his resignation which was accepted. The Board then appointed M. O. Kaby to take his place. The matter ot reducing the salary of the street and water commis sioner, after being thoroughly dis cussed, was laid over to be taken up at the next meeting ot the Board. Harry G. Stanton, former treas urer of the town, was re-apointed and Ralph B. Knepper was also re appointed as clerk. The Board then vuted that the funds of the village be transferred from the Farmers Bank to the Kend rick State Bank, it being customary to alternate between the local banks every two years. The change will be made as soon as the Kendrick State Bank furnishes the required bond. The following committees were appointed by the chairman: Street and Alley: Trustees Rogers and Raby; Fire and Building: Trustees Raby and Sturdevant; Water: Trus tees Rogers and Sturdevant; Fin ance: Trustees Sturdevant and Long; Park: Trustees Long and Rogers; Cemetery: Trustees Long and* Rogers; Sewer: Trustees Long and Raby. The Board suggested that the cemetery committee should do con siderable improvement work this spring in the cemetery in the way of repairing fences and any other improvements that are needed. There being nothing further to bring befoie the Board, on motion the meeting was adjourned to Mon day night, May 16, at 8 o'clock. Little Disease in Idaho Herds Idaho ranks very high in health of cattle according to figures recently published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. In January 189 herds ot cattle containing 1,751 head of cattle were tested for tuber culosis with only 27 cows reacting or 1.2 per cent. Considered in com parison with other states, Idaho should feel proud. One large east ern state during the same period 17.5 per cent of the cows tested re acted, which gives some idea of the prevalence ol this insidious disease in some sections. In Idaho there are 14 herds accredited by both the state and federal government as being free from tuberculosis, ot which the dairy herd at the University is one. Altogether 1,697 herds have been tested once and found free from tuberculosis and upon passing an other test will be placed upon the accredited list. Certainly, Idaho is to be congratulated on the low per centage of tuberculosis found in the herds thruout the state according to Professor H. 1'. Davis, who sug gests that Idaho should make every effort to become tne first tuber culosis free state as far as cattle are concerned.