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GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY, LTD. GKO. A. SMITH. Editor and Business Manage' Botered us second-class mutter IVcemtier 4. 1907. ut the post office at (»ranKevIUe Idaho, under the Act of Uongrw«» 0 f \j n r ,|, 3 1879. THURSDAY, MARCH *4. 1921 OAHU TO BE AMERICAN GIBRALTAR. . Washington, D. C. March 22—(Special correspondence) It is reported that Gen. Wood's forthcoming visit to the Phil ippines is far more than an investigation to determine the fit ness of the Filipinos for independence that his report will deal with matters of a highly technical nature from a military point of view% involving the future pol icy of the United States in the event of a war emergency de veloping in the Pacific. One feature of the scheme for the defense of the Western Coast is said to be the construction on Oahu, one of the Hawaiian Islands, of an impregnable for tress, comparable to the British stronghold of Gibralter. A part of the plan is the stationing there of a permanent force of 25,000 to man the defenses. It is claimed that with Oahu developed to the highest point of defense it will become tin key position to the Pacific, and the principle base from which to conduct operations against a force attacking our Western Coast. The whole plan for the intensive development of Oah fits in with the general policy of the Harding administration for "America first." Not only is the material prosperity of America to be stimulated in every proper way, but the pro tection of that prosperity from covetous nations abroad is hereafter to be a matter of prime importance. 1 disposition to set up a force that will overawe the rest of the world, but elemental prudence demands that adequate defe be provided against invasion. It is understood 11 There is no use a FORGETFUL JETT. W. Jett Lauck, consulting economist for the railroad brotherhoods, charges that the movement of the railroads to reduce wages is simply a plan to deluge the railwnv labor board with a multitude of complaints- Mr. Lauck apparently forgets that no complaints whatever need come before the board. The road executives intend to discuss with their ployees the question of wnge readjustment, and there i reason why a decision acceptable to both sides cannot be rived at without proceeding further. em ls no ar . Su eh action is specif ically provided for in the Transportation Act, and tile labor board functions solely as the arbiter in disputes that cannot be settled by the parties themselves. In the announcement by the roads there is nothing to indicate that the new wage schedules to be proposed will not be those dictated by present economic conditions. If the brotherhoods will divorce them selves of the idea that they must fight to the last ditch for the highest wage obtainable, and accept a standard of com pensation commensurate with the process of readjustment that is taking place in every line of industry, there will be difficulty in reaching an agreement without resort to the labor board. no 'ly el. TOO MUCH GAB. Press dispatches convey the information that a chemist in the American military establishment who had conducted experiments under the Democratic Administration _ _ _announces the discovery of a liquid so powerful that two or three drops will kill any animal that it touches, which discovery is claim ed to be of immense value to the United States in case of war. It is not at all likely that any government official has mad? any such statement, for to do so would be the utmost folly near treason, in fact. If a loyal government official had made such a discovery, he would keep the fact secret, of course, for, if he made the fact public, he would encourage other nations to employ spies to discover the secret process or to work out the process by experiments of their own. For a government official to anounce such a discovery would be as foolish as the procedure of the commanding officer one of our coast defenses some of years ago, w r ho had carefully _ excluded from the fort all American citizens but as a matter of courtesy escorted an army officer of a foreign nation through the fortification. ITALY PLAYS FAIR. The Italian Ambassador says that his country is prepar ing her financial rehabilitation in such a way that she will be able to repay her debt to the United States, now amounting to about $1,7000,000,000. He asks that a convenient period of time be fixed within which to pay the obligation, and that any favors extended by this country to other debtor nations be also granted to Italy. There appears to be no doubt that Italy's requests can be met in full, and a way provided for the eventual liquidation of the debt with as little disturbance as possible to her financies. The United States is no usurer, neither is it in a position to give billions of alms to European nations. . Those nations that evince a sincere desire to meet their obligations to this country will be shown every con sideration when the terms of settlement are finally agreed upon. D. 0. REPRESENTATION. Congressman Stuart F. Reed of West Virginia is the author of a measure introduced in the closing days of the last congress providing for the election of a delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia. The bill is in line with a growing disposition in Congress to permit the more than 400,000 residents of the District some repre sentation in tiie law making body. At present there are •eren states with a less population than the District of Colum bia, each of which has two United States Senators and at least one Representative- Mr. Reed believes that such dis crimination against the people of the District is repugnant to our form of representative government. The 50,000,000 marks which on some days have been watered in the race tracks of Berlin wpuld help some in pay ing the indemnity. ®TTRBXA! Ex kaiser W ilhelm claims he tried to found the league i of nations as far back as 1905. At least Wje have the genesis of the idea of a superstate. Knowing Wilhelm's adherence to the principle of world domination by a single agency one 1 • i- - , ,1 ... , . J . . uue ; s llSposed to accept Ins claim as the originator of such ail agency as valid. It would then appear that a certain ex- j ruler of a great republic who in the war against Prussianism st ood for "peace without victorv '' was merely seeking to* carry out the imperialistic ideas of Wilhelm. * I Kao Ui ua. ADDED BURDENS. Under what is now admitted to have been an erroneous ruling the Wilson administration collected millions of dollars of income taxes not legally due. The Wilson administration got the money and spent it, and now- leaves to the Republican administration the task of finding monev to repay the illegal i collections. a , +++++++*++ + + +++++4 , 4mM , +++4 . ++++++++++++++++++ ^ +++++++ . ! * Fanner Tells of Southern Trip ♦ ! ♦WriWriHtri ritri »* * |. »♦♦♦» ♦+♦♦+» < » , ( , » «, , ( , .» 4 » » » »» ritri »* * |. The following communication was, received from Geo. Troeh, one of the 1 well known and prosperous farmers of ! !(he Tolo section, who with his wife ! and son recently returned from an j extended visit to Arizona and Call-1 fonda points: Thinking that or friends would like , to nkow something of our 'trip, where ! we have been anil what we have saw. 1 am writing it up as best I can. We started on the 2«th of January .from Kenn. Idaho. Arriving at Ix-w lston. we hoarded the streetcar, and wwd over to Clarkston, where we have j friends, and spent a few pleasent hours with them, and finishing with a fine lunch at the Tracey. j We left Ix»wlston on the O. W. R. ! A N. for Portand, where we arrived [ in the early morning. Here we visited with my sister and family, and my I oldest hrnWier, hale and hearty at the j age of 78 years. I We remained in Portland two days ! and then went to Hlllslmrough, Ore gon, where we visited with an nnele , . w _ . _ . and aunt of Mrs. Troeh. It so happen ed that her sister and husband were | ,] also there. To say that w enjoyed the j i visit, is expressing it lightly. We | sorefl y were a happy family. Our visit ended, we returned Portland and started from there for 1 j to Ix« Angeles ever the Southern Pacific. ! We were on the ears three days and j two nights, enjoying the sights during the day and sleeping well at nigt*. While runing through the Sacramen- ! to valley, we ,ow thousands of acres of rice not threshed, and quite a lot ' that bad never been cut AM this. I was told had been s)>oiled by the 'ly rains. This, of ear a in We reached Los Angeles very tired, and a good bed at the hotel Morris * The next morning we boarded a a sightseeing bns for Culver City where to the largest j<ortlon of the moving pic- * tu res are made. Bn route to (his city we viewed many fine residents and other buildings belonging to million aires, some of whom they say use dia -1 mond tires on their automobiles, ami wash their windows with goMdust. We took a bus to Venice, a hathing resort, bnt as there was nothing doing m there, we went back to Culver City, where we were treated to a fine lec-, we This lecture was very interesting. Mr. Oujver lc the busiest man I ever ing saw. He ls so busy in the real estate but business that be cannot talk to any one personally. After the reale«täte men had sold several lota, we returned to Ix>s Angel el. going the next day. out to the os- j trich farm, where we saw a big bird j driven to a four wheel buggy. We too* hut several snap shots of these big birds, to course, means heavy loss in that territory. was greatly appreciated. (Joke) ture by Mr. Culver himself. W LUMBER ILS] :n * 9 MADISON LUMBER and MILL COMPANY Your building problems may seem big to you—but to us, who every day for many years past have been learning all that is best about building and materials, it may be simple. Let us help you—we consider that part of our job —and without any extra obligations. We are all oonvinoed now that every family should own its own home. Building is going to boom 9 this spring—but no matter whether it is a new home, a new bam or simple little repairs—we are here to help |ou—and our prices are right. Let us estimate your job. White and Yellow Pine, Hardwoods, Fir, Red Cedar Shingles, Sash, Doors. Also Roofings, Building Paner Lime, Plaster, Cement and Coal See ns first wunnng raper, is. then went to 'the alligator farm. This 1 was quite a sight ; there were aliga- t ! tors of every discriptlon. One of these ' ! reptiles was trains j shoots, and another, trained to be rid den. Of these and several others took pictures, then went to the Zoo, , where we saw and endless lot of ani ! mals «ml birds, practically from all i»«rts of the world. The motion picture their Afrieun and South American jungle pictures, to shoot the we prop!« use these birds and animate for The next morning we j Ixniierial V alley, California, where we arrived at sundown We started for I I ran along by the side of the great Sa Iton Sea which j te between thirty and forty miles wide ! Around this sea nothing glows, [ even greasewood. The S. P. R. R. runs through a great deal of waste land in I California of which I wish to j little. 4000 not say but acre« of vineyards and I some orange and'lemon groves, and a ! number of small towns. : We stayed at Imperial about sixteen «lays. While there w e visited wLth Mr. am , Mrs Nelaon Mrg | ,] aU); ther o!t j i dallo | 1 Nelsoii te a Mr. Patterson of Denver, They have a home in Imperial where Mr. Nelson is a shipping clerk j for Edgar Bros., wholesale and retail Hardware and Implement Co. We went from there to the town of Eloentro. There, as everywhere in the Imperial valley, the wash ! j ma< ' biDor - v ls simply astonishing. ! Y hHe !t!he Kround ls of * cUv «»'1 **"* 100,58 very mu< * lik * old faah ' tOD ^ rBd clay ' Every 1>ody thlnk * the adobe here is sticky, but it cannot hold a candle to that dirt. I in farm . I I tried to get a line on the fanning in the valley, and will give it as I i found ItLand is worth from $75 to * 300 P* r a« 3 «, according to location, etc. The taxes are $10 and $11 a « ,re - Water for Irrigation, from $10 to P* r acre - While rent * rom WO $80 per acre. The Japs rMir - ai) d raise garden truck mostly, the rest of the people raise prin «^P^lly <**tton. The last few years very **ttle grain hag been preduced, The most of the people seem to be broke, ton they cannot sell cotton at any price. I cant see how people live Athene. I would not trade one acre of m . y Jan d for any two in Imperial val **T Pin tally tiring of Imperial valley, we took auto stage for Vicksburg, Arizona, leaving at 9 a. m. and arriv ing at noon. This trip cost us $36.35 but I felt repaid in scenery, We traveled up a dry wash or gulch that grew nbsoldnely nothing. There were neither birds, rabbits nor squir rels It was just clay and stone blown into all kinds of shapes, Vicfcshury to owned by one man. One hut te a cafe, one bas beds and another to a sort of store. The water used te I »er rangea » «hipped by rail. i Arriving at Vicksburg, I found that Toul Balee bad moved bis heudquar ters 10 Salome 1 an auto to that 1 man weIL w * ; an old fashioned sagebrush visit, cook ed our supper over a camp fire, and j bunked together at the rooming house. Mr Bale ® told m <* to Ml all bis old frteiHl8 he would ,ik * to M them, but * H t, ' at was ont of the meaflon, for me to give them his beat regards, that he had not forgotten them. Tiie next morning I returned to w wn jolned me , and we 8tarted for Phoenix at night, hence did not see all «* valley but in the morning we "'**"* 8tu > ,n 11 i Vicksburg, where Mrs. Troeh and FUdally arriving at Phoenix, we had a plea sent visit with Mrs. Tom Bales. We took another long auto ride still in the same valley, but did not get any ways near the end of ft. Right here I , want to say that it is a big valley, which is irrigated from the Boeevelt | project, which is a big one, but If they had the Mississippi river to turn loose they might have enough water. As it is. there is only about one fourth un . t 7l tT l mi «~t~«~> t l mi ' LADIES'GOWNS FOR Easter I I • JUST IN FROM NEW YORK CITY : i A select assortment of Gowns for Easter week display in the Newest Models and Materials sent us "on approval" and we have them way below the cost at "Specialty Shops ! i > > I . $25.00 to $35.00 I i Yon will be interested. Kid Gloves from France-first shipment just in. Priced at $2.50 the pair. Black-White-Tans. » J. Frank Sims der irrigation. Returning to Salome, I was taken by Harvey Bales back to Vlcludiurg. a *»«i from u*»* to one of Mr. Bales w ® ,ta or ? mi *' of w r ^ ch , h ^ h " B J"? where water is pumped for his stock, These wells are about ten miles apart, Mr. Bales has a large area of desert |and under his control, and to still pul - mg down more of these wells. He has «**>«1 2000 head of cattle on that range and to still spreading out hOD#e - We reached 8,0 Bernadino a bout seven in the morning. I was told that we had traveled all night through The next morning we started for the desert ' " nd 1 believe it, as some of " u " lt 1 8BW ^ the early u,ornln * was nothing but sand dunes and rocks with a little greasewood scattered here and there. We arrived at Loe Angeles where we remained untn evening. We were two more days getting to Portland, and from there Do Lewiston, during one nights' travel and on home from there. We have seen a great deal of ooun | . . ... _ . , . * bUt "* 8 ^ W * W<? ? *'" d to ** hon,e and to wwrk a sam.