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AMERICAN LEGION PLACES
EFFECTIVE POLITICAL TABOO Boise, Idaho, .Tune 2s.—The Idaho branch of the American Legion, which was organized in iliis stale at Boise this week, made it clear from the out ©et that an attemptfe mix politics with the attaint of the 1 gion would not be tolerated and that it proposed to re ninin fre«i from the entanglements which politli-ai wire pulling affords. ,, Tlu- legion is made up of veterans of the recent war who propose to re i! ain free Lames In mattere of pub lie interest and policies, te.kliig a hand in tlu'ui at such times as it is I el loved this is necessary. Tbe. legion struck Itokliy at slack ers and aliens who refused to figlit for the country of t! cir adoption after enjoying its benefits. It also went on record us in favor of tlie iwssuge of the Nondell soldier land settlement bill which advices from Washington now say is in jeopurdy. The enemies of the act were condemned in no un i ! ..... . . surprise, for it has been known for j some time that am ovement was under wmy to free he so dlors from enUm- , gements of this kind which later might grove embarrassing. Captah. iÄ« ^ Ä» Ä V l Z «•MMiiks. He \\fl8 «elected by the anti-political forces Whether then was any truth ln the report or not, It j was freely clrctilated during the con vontion that Major C. M. Booth of Twin Falls, who called the convention ! by virtue of the fact ho was head of the delegation the soldiers sent to the national caucus of the legion at St I certain terms. It was the initial meeting of the league in the state and the proceed ings and action laken created no lit tle interest. Thu "hands off' noth* to the politicians did not eorne as a Louis hi May, was active in an effort to have himself made chairman of tho convention and legion, rumors that Booth aspired to political office as well. His friends contended that, he had a perfect right to both ambitions nnd thnt he was the meet logical delegate tn the assembly to net nfl head of the legion. The anti-Booth faction decided on Captain Hawley to take the gavel and succeed There were Booth I _ g. s m 99 Spokes and the Swift Wheel U 99 il What would you consumers think - of a wheel without spokes ? What would you think of a who would take any or all of the spokes out of a wheel to make it run better? Swift & Company's getting fresh meat to you is a wheel, of which the packing plant is only the hub. Retail dealers are the rim—and Swift & Company Branch Houses are the spokes. The much good and you much use for hub or nm if it weren t for the spokes that fit them all together to make a wheel of it Swift & Company Branch Houses placed, after thorough investiga tion, in centers where they can be successfully operated and do the most good for the most people at the least possible cpst. Each "spoke" is in charge of a man who knows that he is there to keep you supplied at all times with meat, sweet and fresh; and who knows that if he doesn't do it, his com petitor will. How much good would the hub and the rim of the Swift "wheel" do you if the spokes were done away with ? y man \ business of s hub wouldn't do the wheel wouldn't have * are Keep Your Pledge Make Good (or Our Fighting Men BUY WAR-SAVINGS STAMPS S. A. Swift & Company, U. -Tb«"> had no trouble in making tbe <'liaug«". Booth himself moved to make this selection unanimous, Tlie decision of the legion wan un anltnous in standing by "the Mondell tqji. j t WU s given out by the dele nation from Canyon county that an ,.ff or t would be made to push through ,, resolution condemning the measure. when the resolution • was introduced indorsing the not, a lively debate fol The indorsement went through („.wi-vit, while the delegates in at tendance cheered. They were as en rhusiastlc over tlie resolution re commended to congress that all aliens refused to become naturalized or "'Ik who surrendered their first papers to avoid military duty during tbe war Is* dtqtorted, although an effort was made to table the resolution on the grounds that it might lead to Inter national complications. The opposi tlon was flattened out, however, and i tlie resolution passed with a chorus of ! approval that swelled into a gmit yell, (»tie clause in the resolutions con demns the action of tlie enomh"s of the Mondell Idll who hnve deenrtsl in favor of a loan to soldiers, sailors and marines. Congress Is requested to j ollml te thnt fWttnn which gives service men employed on lrrl , l<#on workH E pre f© r en<i right in (lrawl for rool amntl<m lands. The rtolPwUjB ln th< , colm . n tion felt It un fair to "i™ who are holding positions »" force them to give up their jobs to i. work with the covernnienti In n . ' Y.ZZZ,,, j or ']'' r a , Hie legion condemned the action of l!, 'e American Fe«leration of Labor in ! national convention assembl<?d at At Inutile City In requesting congress to enaet a law <"oni|»eiisatlug railroad men in tho army who «»iterated trains I In France. It was held that t.h«\v volunteered and performed such work as the military authorities selected for them. The first. Rtate commander of the legion, K. C. Boom of Moscow, Is held ln the highest esteem by the soldiers. At the age of 47 he enlisted In the army an a volunteer and went to France with company D 14th mil I way engineers, U. S. ex A. He was on I gaged with others building a line of railway to die front line tjrenchos. Word was passed along that the Ger mans were coming and later the Huns could be seen marching in massed for mation. But a small number of men were opposed tto them, but if they went through the line it meant the gaining of tbe sea and its ports for Oie Boches. The railroad engin eers and their crows threw down their picks, spike ini.uls and drills, picked up rifles and filled the breach beside tlie Brinish. The line held until re inforcements arrived and the Germans were driven buck. A shell bujrst among the railroad employees and so shattered Boom's leg that it was neces sary to amputate. This hero of the war has been elevated to the jsist of ei mmnhder of the Idaho legion, has already proved to be an efficient executive officer. 'Plie «institution adopted by tihe league provides that the executive power shall be vested in the execu tive committee to Ite made up of one r-omber from each of the 10 Judicial districts in the state, the statt" com mander and statt" adjutant ; that the officers to be namtsl by the legion shall lx>. state commander, state adjutant and finance olfleer, state mndt>r, state hintorian nt arms anil state ehapllu. But one of thest" of fit tvs arc to b no on a salary Tlmt is the adjutant who is to be paid $2500 per annum. The objecta of tile organization an set forth as follows: "To uphold and defend the constitu tion of the United States of America; to maintain law and nnler; to foster and perpétuait© 100 per cent Ameri canism ; to pn"serve memories and In cidents of our association in the great war: to Inculcate a sense of Individ ual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both clause© nnd the masses: to make right the master of right; promote i«eaee on earth and good will to. men; to safegunrd and transmit I posterity the principles of justice freedom nnd democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by de votion to mutual helpfulness." to of It. of a to so He vice coin state master to ft MA&tS LIVING PEDDLING TIME Somewhat Peculiar Occupation of English Girl la Said to Bring Her a Fair Income. Probably no other hill ln the world has had so strangely varie«! a history or played so important a part in the affairs of men as that at Greenwich, ln England. The granite line across the footpath on its summit is the meridian from which the longitude on every British map and chart is calcu lated. All England sets its time by, the mean solar clock. There is a largo galvano-magnetlc clock fixed on the outside wall of the observatory and divided Into 24 hours. There are many who believe that this clock Is kept going by the sun. They do not know that the fixed stars are the real time keepers from which Britons check their daily progress. To this galvano-magnetlc clock ln the wall comes every Monday a wom an, Miss Belleville of Malndenhead, who makes $2,500 a year out of the queerest occupation ln the world. She ■ells the time to London watchmakers. Many years ago the then astronomer royal suggested to her father that if he took the corrected time of a certi fied chronometer every week he could no doubt find numerous clients. So Mr. Belleville bought a watch made for the duke of Essex and then worked up a busint"SB with it. When he died his widow sold the time until she reached the age of elghty-one, and then she handed over the business to her daughter. When Miss Belleville visits Greenwich at the beginning of every week her chronometer is cor rected and she is given an official cer tificate. From that her 50 customers .correct their watches and clocks. Yanks Always Happy. ▲ regiment of American soldiers, brigaded with an English regiment that had seen much service and act ing under the Immediate orders of an English brigadier general, recently inarched for six hours under a broil ing sun to a point where a German r''j;;r,r r T:u^.'";:;,'Nc;r' l .^ l sat down and "looked glum" the Amer- S leans gatheml In groups and sang, "Hall ! Hall ! the Gang's All Here !" The British ofllcer commanding told the newspaper correspondent, says the Louisville Post, that he had never seen such troops. They never seemed to get tired and were always In a good humor and could see amusing things ln situations which appealed to the sol diers of other nations as anything but funny. Hall! Halil the Gang's All Here" may seem to some s«>raewhat of a come down from the stirring music of The Campbell's Are Coming" but we Imag ine before the war Is over It will be almost as popular an air with our allies of the Fyench and English. ' * Boas' Leisure Reported. On several occasions, says Popular Science Monthly, when an executive's assistant deslrt-d to converse with his superior the former was busy on the telephone, so he had to wait. To open the door every few minutes for the purpose of looking In or to have the operator notify you when the receiver has been hung up is both an noying and tline-consumlng. A private has Installed an inexpensive concern device which eliminates the embar rassment The executive's telephone has an ex tra connection which automatically lights a small blue light at the assist ant's office when the former la using his phone. As soon as the executive hangs up the receiver the light goes out and the assistant knows that his superior Is accessible. This device, which is very inexpen sive, consists of two pieces connected with wires which run through the cord to »kn «Bslttonpn daily !mt ineut I Mother's Cook Book | "Prevention of waste Is the greatest aid to food conservation." ' ' * A bowl of good milk, with plenty of nicely popped kernels of corn floating around ai It. is a Sunday evening lunch of the choicest kind. There are countless ways of using popped corned besides tbe* common ways thnt everybody en- „ Joys. Here are a few not so common: Popcorn Pudding. Put two cupfuls of freshly popped corn through the food chopper, add two and n half e.upfuis of milk, three _ well-heaten eggs, half a teaspoonful of salt, half a cupful of sugar, one and a half tea spoonfuls of sweet fnt. Mir |upn well nnd pour into a well-greased pud- !ltpd ding dish set in n pan of hot water, „ and bake until the custard is set. Re from the oven, cover with a me- the What to Do With Popcorn. Weil-salted nnd buttered popcorn is universally likpd thnt no one needs to be urged to eat it. However, it is ( eat it offener as a food and , not ns a light refreshment. so irs well to move rlngue, which may he made by reserv ing one of the whites of the eggsj sprinkle with popcorn and lightly brown in the oven. are of Boll together two pounds of hrown sugar, or maple, with a pint of milk s and one-fourth of a teaspoonful of When the sirup 1 Maple Popcorn Squares. cream of tartar, mnkes a soft bnll when dropped In cold water add two tablespoonfuls of bnttcr substitute and either maple or vanilla flavoring; set the pan ln a dish of cold water nnd beat until cool. Then pour Into greased pans, sprinkle thickly with popcorn and cut into squares when cold. Wrap each square ln waxed paper. A square of choco late may be added to the sugar, mak ing chocolate squares. Popcorn mixed with ground nuts, figs and raisins or dates, all put through the meat grinder makes a most tasty confection which will keep some time. I by, ln the if So died she and to of cor cer Popcorn Balls. Mix two and a half cupfuls of mo lasses with half a cupful of brown sugar, one tablespoonful of butter substitute and n tahlespoonful of vin egar. Boll together until It hardens In j cold water. Have ready five quarts of popped corn, free from tbe hard kernels. Pour this mixture over the <jorn and mix well. Dip the hands into cold water and press the corn Into balls. Popcorn Fruit Cookie«. Mix one cupful each of ground popped corn, sugar and chapped figs, one-half cupful each of shortening and milk and a beaten egg. Gradually add cupful each of wheat flour and cornmeal, which have been sifted with one teaspoonful of salt and one half teaspoonful of nutmeg, with four teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Roll, cut and bake ln a moderate oven. one TftuUxc Wild Animal Shipments. Yellowstone National park is grow ing ln Importance as a propagating and distributing center for certain kinds of wild animals. During Febru ary last 55 elk, 13 of which were b«lls, were shipped to points in four states —Idaho, Illinois, Texas and Minnesota. The Yellowstone contains more wild animals ln a state of nature than any other preserve In the world. It Is the policy of the department of the In terior to part with superfluous elk, male buffalo, beaver and bear to federal, state, county and municipal authori ties, for exhibition and propagation, where laws exist which win property protect them. act an broil K.'..ii"Kajiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiii[iiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiuiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti -S The HEADQUARTERS ? FOR WORKING MEN'S CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, GLOVES, OVERALLS, JUMPERS AND SHIRTS—WE BEAT THEM ALL. + ! * * + * our (Draftsman tennis shoe brown CANVAS TOPS, RUBBER SOLES—CAN'T BE BEAT FOR THE MONEY. AND DON'T FORGET WE CARRY PIECE GOODS. + + * y + ❖ ! * ♦ ❖ * + + * ❖ ? * t * THE HUB I —The Place to Save Money— alii 50 a It TEST STABE AND TAXI IAVV Wording of Law; Held to Be Const itutionaL \nto livery and trauser men are daily seeking information corning inw which requires them to taat !mt a new license under the axnend ineut which classifies all hired com common carriers, is out by Attorney Gen Hinges on is as veyors statement given ' ' * we* have only one answer to give however, and that is, thnt all opérât of taxi lines, stage routes and transfer, including autos which leave mirages for lmuling-in purposes, must govern themselves by .the act and ma^e ai vUntlcn * to do business in ^ ,. iM , attorney general, given out the opinion that lnw ' is constitutional ami must „ ovenj our actions in dim-ting the to conform with Die statute ac cording. There is nothing else or e 1,-gul department to , ^ > - >h "!mm-?l«ri and passed by _ l^Me-islature has l>een the cause ' , um .unt 0 f dissatisfaction _ tht , mon effected. The transfer |upn ( ., ailn tlu . v have been diserimin !ltpd a g a inst and one Boise concern „ Idch conducts an extensive transfer business states that compliance with the law will practically put it out ol business. Other firms out in the state equally strong In their pro ( , is irs - are also tests. public utilities According to the commission only a small per een taco of the men effi-cted have made appli cation for licenses. There are approxl Ilint( >iy too «»iterators in Idaho who are s ulK*ct to the law, according to the Queen Quality u T «9 *\ * V, \ rs. jr ä\ / m This famous Trade-Mark is your positive assur of full value, faultless fashion and reliability in flue footwear. It is your assurance of absolute satisfaction when you go to select your new Spring shoes. Maintaining comfort and fit, while providing the maximum of style and beauty, the new models are the footwear fashion ideal of American Womanhood. Queen Quality" Shoes are graceful, smart and comfortable and are priced in strict accordance with our policy of fair dealing. ance < < J. Frank Sims commission, and up to date less than 50 applications have been reœivwL It Is known that two local fini, , a transfer business and the other a taxi line, plan to test the law in the su preme court as to Its constitutionality It Is possible that others will join forts wtih the Boise men. When... not the law will be reviewed in me r or "ourt is contingent upon the opinion of th e jaltornieys who ante ivestfigating the case. The word "particular, a Pi wig i n the phrase"parttcular or other :■ at«»" is a source of contention to the attor neys and while It Is claimed that tuxii carriers not covering a given route would not come under the la qualifying words "or other to cover all points. This or the routes" - II'IIIH s one of the portions of the law which v,1U !«■ attacked if the case is presented to the court Attorney Givens To Act. Insofar as it Is the duty of tk public utilities commission to the cases for prosecution by Givens, attorney for the conur.isdcn will conduct the prosecutions for fail are to comply with the law d.aild such action be necessary. local after Interested In the ens«- hr colic ( the money. cel). been i.eys ferred with him and they h informed that their clients n list either im«- for the license or institute ceedings which will decide the legal ity of the statute. Under direction from the department of law enforcement, the state constab ulary has taken steps to enforce the law and while no urrests have been reported up to the present It is [«« siblo that some apprehensions will he made ln the future. If for no other reason than to form a suit for test par poses.