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Roads Jnto Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 32 KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY^IDAHO. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 3.1922 NUMBER 44 LATAH COUNTY NEWSPARASBAPHS Clipped From The Columns of Neighboring Papera. Speaking of spuds of Various kinds and sizes, John Bromeling brought some to town the other day that would make any one sit up and take notice. They are what is known as '■Pink Eye" and are a very pretty po tato indeed. The one brought to the News office measured 6x7% inches and weighed 2% pounds. Cecil Bumpass has a spud on exhi bition in his shoe shop window that somewhat resembles an octopus, caused by a second growth- The big spud weighs four and three-quarter pounds—but it had to take two "grows" to accumulate that much weight.—Geneeee News. True it is that these are not very prosperous times for the country. Some think times are actually so hard that they can do better else where. That is a mistake in most instances. Our advice to the peo ple of this section who may have such notions is to get rid of them, stay on the job. Other sections are having their troubles too. This country is going to come back and those who stick will come back with it.—Deary Press. The Christian church people of this place Monday deeded the Juliaetta church building to the East Washing ton and North Idaho Baptist Conven tion, and the Inland Christian | Missionary Society pledges to the j Christian Church people here $1000 j in cash any time they desire to build a church in Juliaetta in the future. In the transfer Unchristian church people at Ritzville, Wash, are given the use of the Baptist church there by the Inland Christian Missionary Society, which becomes owner of the Ritzville church property. The Jul liaetta Baptist people will now have full use of the Christian church here in which they have been holding their services for some time past. —Juliaetta Record. Two more farmers on the road to prosperity. Wednesday saw the plac ing of two imported Jersey cows on the 0. S. Nelson farm and one with C. W. Thompson. These animals were purchased from Mr. Williamson of Moscow, who is doing a great deal towards bringing the farmers into their own by shipping in high grade stock and selling them at a fair price. People are realizing more and more that scrubs are only "boarders" and that it is the high grade stock that brings in the cash. We did not get the pedigree of the above animals but will have them for our next issue. —Troy News. E. E. Bechtol, well known business man and cabinet maker of Kendrick, recently purchased the cabinet shop of H. O. Fields of this city, and will make the establishment one of the most progressive establishments of its kind in the Palouse district. The deal was consummated October 15, at which time Mr. Bechtol took charge or the business. Mr. Bechtol has been located for the past eight years at Kendrick, being in a similar business there and comes to Moscow with a wide range of experience in cabinet making and ' all lines of in terior wood work. extensive remodeling and enlarging of his shop, and has ordered new pieces of machinery which will be In Mr. Bechtol has already begun an stalled in a short time. It is th® plan of the new proprietor to install . . . . too large and rough for them to tackle, Mr. Fields was forced to give up his business due t ill health. He will remain in Moscow, however, and will do contracting work About four men will be employed steadily -when the new equipment arrives and every-1 thing is running In good shape cabinet work suitable for sale In the retail furniture market can be made. He will also continue to do any kind of piece work or special construction that Moscow residents or business men may desire, an stated that there was no work too delicate, nor work whereas but one man has been em ployed in the shop during the past several years.—8tar-Mirror. Celebrate Armistice Day I Plans are now being made to put on a big Armistice Day celebration in Kendrick, Saturday afternoon, November 11. A program is being arranged and it will probably con sist ot an address by a good speaker, music and other interesting lec tures. It is proposed to nave a free ma tinee in the afternoon and in the evening a big bonfire and fr«e lunch. The celebration will be for everyone in the surrounding coun try. it can be made a most enjoy able occasion if everyone enters into the spirit of the day. A more definite outline of the events ot the day will be given m next week'B issue. In the meantime, plan to be there. More Building Activity Building operations have been a large factor in the revival of business this year, as building expenditures enter into a great variety of indus tries and extend over the entire coun try. The West Coast Lumbermen's Association, which covers the western part of the states of Oregon and i Washington, reports a production ' from January 1 to September 6 Of j 2,833,057,638 board feet, as compared : with 1,633,051,237 in the correspond- j ing period last year. The F. W. Dodge Company, report-1 ing building contracts in the 27 j northeastern states for the first eight i months of this year, says that the ag -\ gregate, $2,362,872,000, is not only the j largest amount for the first eight : months of any year on record, but is ! greater by $7,000,000 than the total for the entire year 1921. The out standing feature of the Dodge report for the month of August is the In crease in industrial plant construc tion, which amounted to 21 per cent of the month's total, which is a high er percentage for this era of construc tion than in any month since 1920. Residential building still maintains the lead in August with $100,882,000 worth of contracts, or 31 per cent of the total. Public works and utilities amounted to $49,852,000, or 15 per cent; business buildings, $38,122,000, or 12 per cent,; and educational build ings, $32,055,000, or 10 per cent. Construction started in the Central West (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wis consin, Michigan, Missouri and por tions of eastern Kansas and Nebras ka! during the first eight months of this year has amounted to $680,050, 000, an increase of $36,000,000 over the total for the entire year 1921. The great amount of house-building has stimulated the house-furqphing trades. Furniture, carpets sto'vqs, etc., are moving well. Prices are stronger in carpets and rugs. The complaint from many indus tries of a shortage of labor, confirmed as It Is by wage increases, shows that employment is now practically full, and that the earnings of labor in the town industries are such as to support a good volume of trade. Notwithstanding the great .expan sion of capacity during and following the war, and the recent consolidations of steel companies, which are suppo sed to put restraint upon rival activi ties, enlargements are being planned. The Briar Hill Steel Company, of Youngstown, is contemplating expend itures aggregating $10,000,000. The Carnegie Steel Company has begun the construction of a by-product coke plant to cost $35,000,000. Returns From Hunt ^Claud Craig, Archie May, Bill Bond and Einest Schmidt returned recently from an elk hunt in the up per Clearwater country. They went to Lowe|1 and then folIowed the g eI . . . , . way river for several days, pene trating the heart of the Idaho big game country. Only one elk was bagged andjt took 7 shots to kill it. tfcjfeéflrôre plentiful but the party had their plans set for bigger game. Not enough time was allow ed for the trip or the hunt would j no doubt have been more successful. Weather conditions were ideal Bnd a gpelndid trip is reported. The j wondertu | tro ut fishing in the gel ade a measure fop tbfi IB Rev. D. L. Clarke and Rev. C. A. Pickering were Moscow visitors Saturday afternoon. Lots of Jack-<|-Lantems For HALLOWE'EN ' T ----------- evidently coming in from th .'or all the Jacko-latitcrns she occasion when all the witches am spooks turn out and "make a nigl girl doesn't look as if she were afi She's ge of a whole load of raw material likely to have time to make for the olilins and other assorted kinds of of it"—so legend says. The little d of them a bit. Death of H. M. Smith H. M. Smith, a well known reside ent of Juliaetta, cfipd Wednesday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, from in» juries received a few hours pre vious, by a falling tree. He and his nephew, Jimmy Smith, were cutting wood on the A. U. Wilson place, several miles above Kend rick, Wednesday morning. As a tree which they were cutting, start ed to tali, Mr. Smith in attempting to get away, fell directly under it. The trunk of the tree tell across his chest, crushing him under its weight. Jimrty'pned'the tree op as soofr« as possible and his uncle crawled out from under it, but never regain ed consciousness atterward. A phone call was sent from the Wilson home tor Dr. Otteraaen, who arrived at the scene of the accident 27 minutes later. The injured man was rushed to Kendrick in the Doc tor's car with the idea of sending him to a Lewiston hospital on the atternoon train, but he died in the auto a few minutes after arriving at the depot. The body was taken to Juliaetta where funeral arrangem ents have been made tor this afternoon. H. M. Smith is survived by a. wite, a married daughter, and a step daughter, Mrs. Amos High. He was a brother of "Doc" Smith of Linden who preceeded him in death a few years ago. He was a man of tine character and well thought of in this community where he made his home for many years. Honored on Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. John J. Blind <>f Bear ridge were pleasantly surpris ed Friday night of last week by a number ot triends and relatives, the occasion being the 40th anniversary ot their wedding. The evening passed most delightfully and at 10:30 a most satisfying lunch was served. A feature of the refresh ments was a beautiful center piece, used with 40 lighted candles. Atter extending hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Blind upon their reaching the 40th milestone of a happy married life, the guests de parted about midnight, having spent a very pleasant evening. T. A. Walters Spoke Here T. A. Walters, of Caldwell, form er attorney general of Idàho, spoke at the New Kendrick theater, Wed nesday night. His talk was con fined pricipaliy to state issues and he dealt largely in figures and facts showing the increase in taxes dur ing the past tour years under the Davis administration and the econ omic failure of the cabinet form ot government in this state. He is a fluent speaker and held undivided I attention of his audience. a f»didscy: Our Local Candidate Next Tuesday the voters of this! community will be given an op portunity to lav aside politics to the extent of casting a solid vote for George L. (Jarlson for assessor of Latah County. He is our local can didate and as such Reserves the most hearty support we can give him. His ability to handle the office in a most efficient manner, is beyond question. The tact that he is an ex-ervice man is also deserv ing of consideration. The following clipping comments quite favorably upon Mr. Carlson's Latah County would te fortunate it it could have tor Assessor a man of the ability of this candidate. He has lived in Latah County for about twenty-two years, during which time he has farmed its soil with a marked degree of success and also managed a mercantile busi ness in a satisfactory and profitable manner. Mr. Carlson is still a young man, clean, capable and patriotic. When the World War broke he enlisted at once and went overseas with a Hy ing squadron, where he remained until atter the close. He served with young Roosevelt and assisted him just before he met his death, it is not often that the voters have an opportunity to vote for one so splendidly qualified to attend to the duties of this office, and, if elected, the voters will never have reason to regret having placed in the office of Assessor, one who has always made good, and can and will give a tine account of himselt in this veiy important office. Republicans Hold Rally The repubilcans of this county opened their speaking campaign here last Saturday afternoon with a big rally at the New Kendrick Theater. Congressman Burton L. French and former Lieutenant Gov ernor Herman Taylor were the prin cipal speakers. A good sized crowd atended the meeting. Mr. French, who is a most pop ular speaker, especially in this, his old home community, talked on na tional topics. Mr. Taylor confined his speech principally to state issues. E. W. Lutz, republican pre cinct committeeman, presided at the meeting. Oversmith Will Speak It is reported that A. H. Over Bmith, prominent attorney of Mos cow, will speak in Kendrick, Mon day, November 6, on political issues oft he day. He is making a tour of the county campaigning for the republican party. The residence of W. C. Johns in Juliaetta was destroyed by fire Wed nesday afternoon. -V Nigh-Snyder Miss Edith Nigh, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Arnos Nigh of Julia etta, was married Wednesday after noon at4:30 to Mr. Raymond Snyder ot Kendrick. Ihe ceremony took place at the Methodist church at Lewiston in the presence of a few friends and relatives, Rev. Mark Pike officiating. Atter a briet honeymoon the young couple will'make their borne here, where they have a large circle of good triends. Mr. Snyoer is a popular clerk at the Kendrick Hard ware where he has been employed for several years. A Moonshine Row Andrew Dickenson is in the Latah county jail charged with the manu facture of intoxicating liquor and John Engberg is still In a partially dazed condition with unrecognizable features as a result of a battle with Dickenson Sunday night, three miles from Deary, says the Star-Mirror. Sheriff John L. Woody and Prose cuting Attorney John Nisbit were called to Deary late Sunday after noon by report of a murder. Dick enson, with Engberg unconscious beaten up beyond recognition and un der the belief that he had killed him, told neighbors to call the sheriff. Sheriff Woody and Mr. Nisbit rushed to the Engberg farm of 40 acres, three miles out of Deary, and found both men under the influence of liquor and Engberg in a dazed condition. Dickenson was placed under arrest ,and the place was searched for liquor. A quantity of mash was taken, and this morning on a second search a complete still was unearthed by the officers. Dickenson and Engberg quarreled Sunday afternoon. Engberg said that he had protested against Dickenson making liquor on the place and that Dickenson had proceeded to beat him up. The house looked as though it had been hit by a cyclone when the officers arrived. Dickenson used his fists and anything he could reach in the battle, and Engberg apparently retaliated. Dickenson, however, in flicted severe punishment upon his opponent in the battle with no holds or blows barred . Dishes, furniture and all loose throwable materials were used in the battle. Practically every win dow in the house was broken from the conflict by flying missiles. Dick enson emerged from the conflict with a pair of puffed and bleeding hands and one or two scratches on his face. Engberg's face was beaten beyond recognition and he was unconscious for so long that Dickenson believed that he had been killed. Dickenson went to neighbors with instructions to call the sheriff preparatory to giv ing himself up. Dickenson was renting the Eng berg 40 acres. Engberg is employed by the Potlatch Lumber company as a blacksmith in one of their camps. Dickenson was arrested on Sunday night and held in the Latah county Jail. The Engberg place was searched again Monday and the complete still discovered. Dickenson was brought to the Latah county jail Monday morning. Maier Sues on Land Chris Maier has filed suit against Henry Uklenkott, Aloyse Walter and his wife, Louise Walter, alleg ing that he as defrauded in an ex change of property between him and Uklenkott that formerly owned by Uklenkott, and now held by Maier, being covered by a mortgage held by Mr. and Mrs.' Walters, says the Tribune. Maier, so the complaint sets forth, swapped approximately 232 acres near Southwick for what to him 1 was represented to be 172 acres in ! the vicinity of Lewiston, but which i later turned out to be only 135 acres. at the t,me assume d $9,000 ot a $16>500 mortgage held by the Wal * er8, an( ^ P a, d upon that the amount of $4*500 He asks the cancellation of the trade and damages to cover his loss through the deficient acreage, the payments made and other expendi ture made by him amounting to $7.606. HEWS HIES mi NBJIft SCHOOLS Events of Interest to School Patrons Don't forget the Parent-Teachers meeting which begins at 2:30, Fri day afternoon, (today) at the school house. You can't afford to miss it as it concerns the welfare of your child. Ihe mothers desiring high school girls to take care of younger children while they attend the meet ing will please notify the Superin tendent, and a high school girl, it possible thier choice, will be sent. The 8th grade has organized; Othar Thomas was elected president, Clarice Lieth, vice president, Hazel Stanton, secretary-treasurer. The 8th grade has organized s Current Event Class to discuss and read current topics once a week in connection with their reading les sons. Arthur Wayland stands at the head of the 8th grade for the first six weeks; others standing almost as high are Elsie Morey and Maude Compton. 7th grade—Average grades above 90; Hester Knepper, Ellis Carlisle, Margaret Brocke. Three new pupils entered 'for the 6th grade work this week, they are: Lawrence Jarvis, Ovid Jarvis and Mae Freytag. Those in the 5th grade with an average above 90 per cent are: Mattie Heed and Elbert Long. In the 6th grade, Mary Forest. The pupiIs of the fourth grade having an average above 90 per cent are: Helen Clem, Juanita Stanton and Lillian Long. Thosé In the third grade with that average were Edna Bolon and Gladys Reece. A Hallow'een party was enjoyed bv the pupils in the primary room, Tuesday afternoon. Two new pupils entered the 2nd grade this week, making a total en rollment of 32 in the primary room. More Equitable Adjustment Those of us who live in the cities must consider a more equitable adjust' ment of farm earnings. That is an unsolved problem that needs study by hankers and business men. We do not need any boom, nor do we need to expect any extravagant re turns, but good times seem assured." Never was such an opportunity of fered for public officials to make a reputation for business administra tion in public affairs. Supposing that a governor decided to make a record for himself from the standpoint of efficiency and economy. Supposing he could consider state affairs in the same light as private business with an eye to making vari ous state departments money makers for the general fund or as nearly self supporting as possible. Supposing such a governor would spend a year or two personally in checking up de partments that might be consolidated, numerous department heads that might be eliminated under consoli dated departments, savings that might be made by weeding out dead timber that accumulates in any large organization whether private or pub lic. and putting the whole state organ ization on a strictly business basis. No one but the governor of a state is in such an ideal position to bring about improved administration in. state affairs. The governor who would devote his term of office to applying business principles in state activities would make a name for himself that would give him any higher office in the power of the people to grant. We need leaders in public office, men who appreciate the honor of their position and who are not afraid to direct the people along sound lines. With such a policy in state affairs we would see the same condition re flected in the smaller political units. We have many good public officials who could carry such a policy into effect if they could tear themselves away from the idea that every move they make must be for political ex pediency for the purpose of securing votes, rather than as a matter of busi ness to save the taxpayers money.