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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 32 KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 22.1922 NUMBER 31 m m -IV GREAT BOOSTER SPIRIT SHOWN AT ROAD MEETING IN LEWISTON THURSDAY, DEC. 14 The Beginning of Big Road Building Project to Connect Kendrict and Juliaetta with Lewiston Crushed rock is being put on- the road northeast of Kendrick between the Bear Creek bridge and Wand cher gulch bridge. Campbell & Barr have the contract on this strip of road and the first coat of rock is already being spread. With good weather conditions the contractors expect to finish this piece of road before the first of the year. This has long been one of the woist stretches ot road in the country and those who travel it extensively will be delighted to know that it will soon be in first class shape. The building ot this stretch of road is the first step in the big road building program mapped out at the booster meeting held at Lewis ton Ihrusday ot last week. Soon alter the first of the year if weather is favorable it is planned to begin work on the 2J mile stretch below town. This will be graded and surfaced and will probably be brushed by an early date in ( the spring. The following article taken from the Lewiston Tribune gives a very good account of what transpired at the meeting at Lewiston last week: Of most friendly cooperative nature was the meeting in Lewiston last eve ning, at a dinner in the Lewis-Clark hotel, of representative citizens of Latah and Nez Perce counties, to •consider the completion of a highway link between Arrow Junction and the county line, connecting with that through Juliaetita and Kendrick into Ihe Potlatch country. The result was the unanimous adoption of a motion pledging the two counties, as repre sented at the meeting, to the early completion of the road, as the most important piece of highway construc tion yet unprovided for in this vicinity. "Present at the meeting were mem bers of the Latah county board of commissioners, members of the Clear water highway district board, mem bers of the Kendrick highway dis trict board, members of the Lewiston highway district board and citizens •of Kendrick, Juliaetta and other com muni'ties interested, those present in cluding the following. E. P. Atkison, Wade T. Keene, V. Thomas, F. Benseke H. L. Barr, A. Wilmot, Theo. Han son, N. E. Walker G. F. Walker, George T. Davidson, Claus Eichher of Kendrick: Charles Hill, C. F. Byrne, E. W. Porter, William Cox, Columbus Clark, J. C. Hamil, Juliaetta; R. B. Parks, A. A. May, Leland; W. H. Stump, Southwick; John Cone, Prince ton; J. W. Thomas, Clarkston; Elmer M. Paulson, Moscow; A. A. Seaborg, C. F. Parker, D. Schiffer, M. A. Means, P. J. Miller, A. T. Schick, F. C. Hol brook, J. H. Campbell, G. L. Stickler, M. B. Mikkelson, W. G. Hawkinson, B. F. Savage, E. A. Cox, P. R. Bevis. Lloyd Harris, Dr.J. T. Moser, E. A. White, Frank Thompson and H. H. S. Rowell. Senator E. W. Porter of Juliaetta was designated'by President Bevis of the Lewiston Commercial club as the dean of the visiting delegates and * put in charge of the speaking pro gram. Mr. Porter explained that the formerly poor road to the Potlatch ridge had been much improved but that a few miles below Arrow Junc tion and the county line is in poor condition and that the meeting had been called to remedy this lack of practical outlet. Columbus Clark of Juliaetta chair a' man of the board of county commis sioners of Latah county, said that he had lived in the county when both Latah and Nez Perce counties were in one county. In part, he further 3aid: "This community is separated from the northeast part of Nez Perce county and from Latah county, be cause there are no roads to reach them. We are ready and willing to start when you are and build a road from Potlatch creek to Arrow Junc tion. You need us and we need you The road would give a natural water grade and is the only way to get to Lewiston. We are ready to meet you at the county line. This road will connect the Lewis and Clark highway and the North and South highway." William Cox, chairman of the Ken drick highway district, said that the Kendrick highway district had made arrangements to surface one mile of road north of Kendrick and two and one half miles of road between Ken drick and Juliaetta. John Cone of Princeton said that they were in favor of meeting the people here as speedily as possible. R. B. Parks, of Leland, declared that his community would be glad to have a road up to Potlatch; that the Potlatch highway district had con tracted to put in four miles of road up Pine creek and open up the way to Lewiston. Ed Atkinson of Kendrick said that he had been well filled, felt well, was glad to be here and thought that now was the time to do somethihg. Elmer Paulson of Moscow, one of the county commissioners of Latah county, expressed the opinion that this piece of work could be handled easily and in good time. Ed Wilmot of Kendrick also spoke briefly in favor of the proposition. Mark Means of Lewiston, senator elect, said that he remembered when he was at Juliaetta 41 years ago, and came to Lewiston, where he after-' wards located, traveling op a 'd Ing trail down to- this place, saying further: "I feel that there is nothing so nec essary as the building of good roads to develop the country as it Bhould be, and road cohstruction should continue and each little road connection made if possible." E. A. Cox said that the people here were more glad to welcome the guests than even In the case of ordinary neighbors, because the present ones could seldom be seen. Further he said in part; "There is no need of discussing the need of this road. There is no piece of road which can be constructed for the same cost that is of equal value with this, in my opinion. The peo ple of Lewiston, owing to their pecul iar isolation, were compelled to build roads. The city was isolated from the country and we are compelled to mould the policies in roal build ing of both north Idaho and Wasb ihgton. An agreement was at length reached to build a road up the Lewis ton hill, if Washington would build highway into southeastern Wash ington to reach Lewiston. The proj ect was one of great ihterest to both the people of Washington and Idaho. The building of the Lewiston high way put over the highway program in Washington. "At the same time, we built four and one-half miles on the north and south highway toward Moscow and five miles of road towa d Hatwai. of to The Christmas Holly Girl 90 ©ZA 'rivaocfvat/ ■ About this nucleus the Lewis and Clark highway was initiated. The road in which you are interested has been put on our program. It is a necessity and must be built. You have the pledge of this club that the road will be completed." E. A. White one of the comissioners of the Lewiston highway district, said t j, at Cox had stated the highway I situation very clearly, ahd further said i in part: "At first we could see only the hill. After raising the sum of $150,000 we tied the Btate for one-third of the cost, and having some to spare we built beyond the city limits to the Washington line. We joined with the state in building the road to Moscow. We also built a piece of road to Hat wat creek, we paved the bridge across the river, we fixed the road toward Spalding, we joined in building the 'orphan' link from the Clearwater dis trict line to the Nez Perce county line and we gave up claims on county and state funds to aid the state in further work on the north and south high way." Astor A. Seaborg of Lewiston said: "I back up Cox in a pledge to build the road." Secretary Savage explained that, for good reasons, the members of the Nez Perce county board were unable to be present, but that he had their assur ance that they were thoroughly in sympathy with, the construction of the proposed road. In conclnsion, a motion was unan T. A. I lnl0U8 ' y adopted that the people of I * wo colint * es ' through their rep j tentatives at this meeting, mutuallv ; Fledge themselves to complete the ! roa< ^ j The 0koke Rlootchman Club met j at tf)e home of Mrs Ka|ph Knepper | Wednesday evening. ©ZA 'rivaocfvat/ ■ At a regular meeting of Kendrick Lodge No. 26, A. F. & A. M., held Thursday evening of last week, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. M. O. Raby, Master; E. H. Dammar ell, Senior Warden; N, M. Talbott, I Junior Warden ; E. W. Lutz, Treas i urer; M. B. McConnell, Secretary; Masons Elect Officers Lester Crocker, Senior Deacon; E. T. Ixmg, Junior Deacon; C. Biddison, Senior Steward; Frank Housel, Jun ior Steward; H. P. Hull, Chaplain; A. V. Dunkle, Marshal; N Brocke, Tyler. of Prizes For Best Essay Winners were chosen yesterday for the three best essays on "Thrift", in the contest put on bv the Kendrick State Bank. The first prize ot a $5 savings account and a Liberty Bell bank was won by Marian Pickering of the 10th grade The second prize ot a $3 savings account and a Liberty Bell bank was awarded to Herbert Goudzward of Leland 9th grade and the third prize of a $2 savings account and a Liberty Bell bank to Hester Knep per of the Kendrick 7tb grade. The essays will be published in next week's Gazette. Held Interesting Meeting There was a good attendance at the <lodfellowship Club meeting held last Tuesday evening in the Presbyterian church basement. The domestic science girls of the high school served a delightful dinner at 7 o'clock, after which a short busi ness session was held. The rest of the evening was devoted to a dis cussion of "Modern Phases of Edu cation", in which discussion Dr, Otteraaen, G. G. Oldfield and Prot. Strauch, led. MANUAL TRAINING BOYSJAKE BOWS Finished Work on Display at Farmers Hardwate on bv a by at the at of dis Dr, The wurk that has been accomp lished m the Manual Training de partment within the last month is work that is a credit to any student or school. The art of constructing the baw and arrow altho an old art is one that tew people are able to perform as it is rather difficult and calls for very accurate work. Under the supervision of Mr. Strauch, the manual training teacher, eight or ten of these sets have been com pleted. Some ot the boys made the six toot English army bow while others made the standard boy's bow which is five and a half feet in length. The wood which was used hv the boys was obtained trom Cedar Creek by Mr. Strauch, this making the cost of production very small. The material used cost each boy about a dollar. The sale price of a bow alone is $38 if purchased trom the Spalding Sporting Goods hrm This readily shows us the value of being able to construct a weli made bow. The first step in its construction is that of quartering the Yew wood. The bark is then removed and the corners are trimmed. After this much has been accomplished it is blocked into its desired shape by the use of a plane; this being done it is marked off into sections. These are then gaged accurately with calipers and the piece of Yew wood further changes its appear ance by the placing of the tips on each end. These are made trom either cow, deer or buffalo horns, altho wood can be used but the polished horn tips are preferred. A rawhide bark is glued on, this step requires a great deal of skill in order to produce a neat and even finish. The bow is now ready tor its first finishing touches. A wood file is used and the surface is scrap ed and sand papered. The grip is laced on and is then wrapped. 'Ihe tips are also wrapped and the bow is ready for a coat ot varnish. When this is dry the entire bow is given a general polishing with lin seed oil and pummi stone. The string tor the bow is made with sack eight sack twine and a loop is plaited at one end. A loop is also made at the other end and wound with wire. The bow can be easily strung. Now it presents the appearance ot a finished bow. Through this entire process it is placed in a clamp at various tunes in order that it will have the pro per shape. A couple of arrows complete the set. The arrow is first cut roughly out of wood, the approximate length being twenty eight inches, the corners are removed and the surface is sand papered and it is then ready to be tipped. Various kinds are used, the parallel tip and the spear head being most common. Three parallel grooves are made in the other end and a feather is glued in each groove. A notch is carefully cut in this end to receive the string of the bow. The arrow is then varnished or painted in any wav de sired. Each step in this construc tion depends on the true cutting of the material as this is absolutely necessary in the making ot an ac curate shooting arrow. Many other articles ot interest LATAH COUNTY NEWSJPARAGRAPHS Clipped From The Columns of Neighboring Papers. a is on in is is lin The is and be the is pro the the is and in then de of ac Miss Ellen Peterson, newly elected superintendent of public instruction in Latah county, has resigned as principal of the Irving school and the resignation has been accepted by the Moscow public school board. Miss Lillian Skattaboe. retiring county superintendent, is taking Miss Peter son's place as principal. This official announcement was made tc^day by Ph. Soulen superintendent of the Moscow public school. Miss Peterson has been principal of the Irving school for the past three years. "Miss Peterson in her work as principal of the Irving school has shown teaching and administrative ability of a high order," said Mr. Soulen in speaking of Miss Peter son's resignation. —Star-Mirror. Press dispatches say the soviet government of Russia expects to re cruit 5000 steel workers from the Youngstown, Ohio, district this month. An' agent is searching for paddlers. machinists, rollen and milt hands already. Surely he wilt not have any difficulty in finding this smalt number of dissatisfied workers who will welcome an opportunity to go to a country where capitalism has been abolished and the workers reign supreme. Sam Gompers and bis lesser lieu tenants should easily recruit 5000 down-trodden American workmen who would go with them to Russia where they could all spend the rest of their days In peace and under conditions which they have been striving for years to estabish here. The Troy Lumber & Manufacturing Co this week started on their grind to put out 800,000 feet of lumber, which contract was secured by the manager, A. R. Bohman, on a recent visit to Spokane. This will keep the wheels of the factory in motion for some time. The contract will mean a shipment of about twenty-five car» loads of lumber. —Deary Press. The Albright brothers who reside a few miles below town on the Potlatch, creek, relate a peculiar accident which occured a few days ago and resulted in the death of their fine Airdale dog. They have killed five coyotes already this season and were out hunting them, when the dog was chasing one of the animals and was crowding it closely, being only about ten feet behinl the coyote, when it came within easy range of Marvin Albright, who fired at it with a high powered rifle, using a soft nosed bullet. The missile struck something that split the bullet, one portion striking the coyote in the hip and the other hitting the Airdale dog in the head, causing a wound from which it died in a few minutes. —Juliaetta Record. are being constructed in the man ual training room, including a gun case, library table, buffet, etc. The boys are not only learning to build but they are also learning the use and care ot their tools, how to sharpen a saw, and how to make an accurate and useful drawing of the project that they are going to make. The course in general is striving to teach them the very fundamentals of construction as well as the art ot construction itself. For the benefit of those inter ested in the work the boys are do ing, some of the completed work is now on display in the window at the Farmers Hardware.— B. M. L.