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0 PRINTED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON PUBLISHED AT ST. MARIES, IDAHO TWICE-A-WEEK OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF BENEWAH COUNTY st. Maries, Idaho, Tuesday, February 5, 1918 Number 89 Volume V. Local Schools Make Record STUDENTS PURCHASE THRIFT STAMPS Keen Competition Between Grades to Secure Gov ernment "Baby Bonds. » » The pupils of the St. Maries schools have made a record dur ing the month of January, of which the people of St. Maries should lie justly proud. They have bought War - Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps to I lie amount of $709.60. This amount ol money, in other words, lias been invested in the "baby bonds" of the United States Government. This lias been invested by 282 different pupils. It was the goal of the school authorities to sell during the month $400 worth of stamps to at least 300 pupils. The above figures show that the amount was exceeded by over $300 and the number of pupils buying stamps failed by only 18 to reach the desired number. ■ 57 per cent of all pupils enrolled in the schools have already 03 per cent in bought stamps, the Lincoln school have stamps. There has been no small amount of competition on the part of the pupils in (he various grades to surpass those of other grades. The following ligures, showing the amounts that have been sold, will show how keen this competition has been: High School No. buying Amount $26.24 78.28 t 46.45 1 1.49 42.97 8.75 WLradc Twelft h Eleventh Tenth Ninth F.iglh Seven!h 5 3 in 6 16 1 I $314.18 51 Total High School Grades 18.87 9.50 41.96 1 4 First Second Third 10 1 4 $70.33 Total 38 Milwaukee School 1st, 2nd & 3rd. 6 Lincoln School $ 6.00 $22.99 40.22 20.87 16.74 24 0'> First Second Third Fourth (Miss Kelley) Fourth (Miss Riijuage) 14 19 21.25 16 27.98 Fifth I 4 (Miss Armstrong) 21 91.35 Fifth (Miss Kelley) 40.72 19 Sixth (Miss Clifford) 36.97 18 Sixth (Miss Lindgren) $319.09 Total 167 Superintendent Lukens states that it is his purpose to try to induce every child in the schools to buy at least one thrift stamp as soon as possible. His reasons arc two, first; because the -pur chase of a savings stamp indi cates that the purchaser is one of a very large home army whose purpose is to win the great world and second: because the war, possession of a thrift stamp Dy a child shows a desire and provides an inducement for further saving. In addition to the amount of stamps sold to the children of the amount has been bought by mem bers of the teaching force, dale the amount bought up by teacl^. > m TOaKi^ in the schools. If there is any one who questions whether the schools in St. Maries are stand ing with the loyal citizens of the community and nation, these figures furnish a very decisive ajiswer. considerable schools a To Hi $453.21. This, added v ount sold to the pupils, i total of $1162.81 sold GROCERS DISCUSS CONSERVATION MEASURE A meeting of the grocers of the city was called Friday eve ning by G. J. Kinsolving, county food administrator, for the pur pose of discussing plans to pul into effect ttie presidential pro clamation regarding the con sumption of wheat Hour. The matter of conservation of pork products was also discussed and the merchants agreed that in response to a request from the national food administration no pork products will be sold on Tuesday or Saturday. This ap plies to ham, bacon, salt pork, lard and all other pork products. Food Administrator Kinsolving stated that the restaurants and hotels of the city would bo noti must observe a fled thni they porkless Tuesday and Saturday and oilier conservation measures which heretofore have not been observed will he put into effect. He also stated that the hoarding provision of the food control act would he rigidly enforced. F. A. Empoy, merchant repre sentative of the food administra tion for this county, has received a loiter from State Food Admini strator R. F. Bicknell, naming the provisions of the presidential proclamation regarding the sale of substitute cereals with wheat flour. These regulations must bo obeyed, infractions of them be ing punishable by a fine or im prisonment . The letter follows: To all County Chairmen and Merchant Representatives ; By Presidential proclamation published in last Sunday's papers beginning Monday of this week, it was made necessary to reduce the consumption of wheat flour to require the consumers or the country to purchase at the same time one pa,rt of cereals to two parts of flour, or stated another way, in the ratio of 33 1-3 of substitutes to 66 2-3 of flour. The other cereals named fol low: corn meal, corn starch, corn flour, hominy, corn grills, barley flour, rice flour, oatmeal, rolled oats, buckwheat flour, potato flour, soya bean flour and feterite flours and meals. Under the new regulations the sale, of flour is limited to the following quantities: by retailers, millers or other dealers in towns or cities to individual consumers to % to Vt bbl. or less; in rura,l or farm communities in V* to Mi bid. quantities or less. Gross maximum profit for wholesalers should not exceed from 50c to 75c per bbl. Profit exacted by retail dealers in original mill packages should not exceed from 80c to $1.20 per bid., depending upon character of service per formed. Where dealers sell in amounts less than original mill packages the gross profit should not exceed 1c per lb. and any profit in excess of these or in excess of that obtained in pre war times will be considered cause for an investigation. Sub stitutes for wheat flour should be sold at not more than a reas onable advance over actual pur chase price of particular goods sold without regard to market for replacement value at the time of such sale. Please see to it immediately that these regulations are dis seminated among the grocers un der your jurisdiction and report promptly to us any infraction of the rules. Make it plain to gro (Continued on page 3) ON THE RAMPAGE Wy ii: -i y & 2 J. * » S' A $S *r 71 's. K. % r m ft * 'v. ' Jt ,A 'l( V V A .1 ; 1 i* • C V •' '* <r -A <k r. y » 4j r >:z Rt; p' RVÙ <| t • K, - CeiZr*. 1917. It, The New York Evening Po,< Halt Examination Of Registrants ON ORDERS FROM ADJUTANT GENERAL Twenty-one Registrants Found Qualified For Gen eral Service. Thirty-tight Examined "Stop physical examination of men in Class One until further notice. Moody The above telegram received Saturday morning by Warren T. Shepperd, clerk of the local board for Benewah county from Adjut ant General Moody pul a stop to the physical examinations of the men who had been classified in Class I. The examinations were started Friday morning and con tinued until Saturday noon. The postponing of the examinations is pending the arrival of new in structions, Imailed from Washington. Upon theiir receipt by the adjutant gen eral they will he distributed to the various local boards of the slate. which have been It is reported that the new in structions provide fur greater laxity in the way of minor defects of the eyesight, hearing and feet, this change being made owing to the large number of men in Class I who are being discharged for these reasons. What the new regulations are will not he de finitely known until their receipt by the local board. Twenty-five registrants were examined Friday by the local board and thirteen had been ex amined Saturday up to the time the telegram halting the examin ations were received. Of this number 21 were found qualified for general service and were so classified. qualified for limited service and 4 were rejected. The following are the men cer tified as qualified for general service: Allen Clyde Lakin Virgil F. Clouse Gordon Philip Wriggle PTiineas Lee Houte George H. Thoslenson Ingvold Olson George Ellwood John L. McAlinden Gust Newman John Patrick Gleason Elmer Larson Fifteen were classed as v Joss Le Fors Henry Edmund Orbes Steve Scbesta Victor Allen Swanson Charles Richard Stratton William Adams Smith Jerome E. Bostwick Fred A. Robert son Harry Wilson Waller Ellis Knox. The following registrants were certified as qualified for limited service: W. E. Gale Ramond Den can Edward T. F. Wriggle Francis O'Keefe Frederick C. Nelson Charles F. Perrault Jacob Fox Richard Sanford Osterherg James A. Hendrickson Clark Pollin Clarence T. McGuire Miles Albert Putnam John Peone. The registrants who were fln ajly rejected and placed in Class V are : Homer U. Chandler % Frank Browft Alex Theodore Peterson Thomas Benjamin Oaskill. CONTROVERSY OVER MULES SETTLED IN COURT B. F. Patheal against Fred Thompson for the recovery of two mules, which the plaintiff alleged to he his prop erly, was heard is the probate court before Judge G. G. Crom wull yesterday. The action grow out of a dispute between the two men over the purchase of the mules by Patheal from Thomp son. The judge decided that Patheal should pay Thompson the sum of $17 4, the amount »still due on the purchase price, (and $24 for the care of the ani mals and should receive Eiych party to the action The of case the mules. is to pay his own costs. Thomp son was represented by Attorney F. N. LaVeine and Wm. D. Keeton appeared for Patheal. Council Discusses Cancelling Franchise ACTION RECOMMENDED BY COMMIT FEE Hold Company Has Forfeited Right Under Thirty Day Clause. The city council met in regular at the eily hall last eve ning. the meeting being presided oxer by President of the Council Ed. Kirk io the absence of Mayor Hunt. No business of importance was transacted, the lime of the council being largely taken up xv i 11 1 receiving the report of the committee appointed to investi gate the power and light situa tion and discussing the matter. The report of the committee recommended the cancellation of the franchise of the Washington \\ aler Power company. City At torney William I). Keeton gave an opinion that the franchise was subject to cancellation under the 30-day clause which provides (hat the c ty should not he left without heat, light and power sullieient for its needs for a period of more Ilian thirty days a good cause. i n Ii is opin ion the franchise was subject to forfei ture and recommended the pass ing of an ordinance declaring it forfeited and notifying the com pany to remove their street ligtits, etc., giving them a certain period of lime in which to remove them. I'SSliMI without lie do dared that The elapse of Ordinance 73, which grants the franchise for furnishing light and power, un der which the cancellation of the franchise is recommended is as follows: " • * • and shall operate said plant at all time during the life of this franchise and furnish to said Village and the inhabit ants (hereof, light, power and heat sufficient for their needs, and any failure to so iperate said plant for a period of thirty days wilhiut good cause therefor shall work a forfeiture of the rights and privileges granted." Considerable discussion fol lowed the report of the commit tee. Councilman Alcorn favored Ihe city cancelling the franchise iperating its own lighting system. (»Hier members of the and council also expressed them selves in favor of the cancella tion of the franchise. It was tin ally decided that the matter should he investigated further and it will he again taken up at the next meeting of the cdlincil. The hill of the Washington Water Rower Go., which included street lighting service for two nights in January, was tallied for further consideration upon mo tion of Councilman Carter. A motion was presented and carried asking for the appoint ment of a committee from the council to meet with the pool room owners and the city attor ney to formulate rules and regu lations to handle the poolrooms. It was suggested lha,t as a matter of regulating the poolrooms they should he licensed and this will bo taken up at the meeting of the committee Councilmen Alcorn were named as members of the committee. The council then ad journed to meet next Saturday evening, at which time the light question will again ho taken up. and tlm proprietors* and Carter TELEGRAM BEARS OUT LOCAL BOARD RULING at have Class I. The findings of the local board for this county were reversed by the district board, silting Sandpoint, in the cases of twen registrants who ty-four been married since May 18, all of whom were placed in The registrants had been given a 1 deferred classification by the lo cal board upon the ground of de pendents. The local board acted under the interpretation of the law that the questions of dependents in each case should he determined upon its own merits. This in terpretation is borne out by a telegram dated January 31, signed by the provost marshal general, and received through the olllce of the adjutant general. It follows: "While the effect of Rule V, page 36 S. S. R. is to require Hoards to scrutinize marriages since May 18. 1917, it was never intended that the rule should raise presumption that every marriage since that dale was ef fecled with the primary purpose of evading military service. That rule was intended to authorize the Hoards In disregard relation ship created by clearly estab lished "slacker marriages," as a condition of dependency, but each case must be carefully examined on ils own merits. No general rule can he laid down but it may lie slated that a marriage that carries no equivocal circum stances other than its dale is not to he so disregarded." ED. S. ELDER RETURNS FROM EASTERN TRIP Ed. S. Elder returned Thursday evening from Washington, D. C., where he was called to attend a meeting of the explosive inspec tors recently appointed under an emergency war measure passed by congress. The meeting was addressed by Secretary Lane and Mr. Bush, assistant to the direc tor of the bureau of mines, who explained the duties of the in spectors, the purposes of the law and methods of carrying it into effect. Mr. Elder was at Wash ington at the time Senator Stone mafic his speech severely criti cizing Col. Roosevelt and heard the Missouri senatob speak. LOSES CLASSIFICATION CARDS WHEN RESIDENCE BURNS The local hoard for this county has received a communication from Clarence Ray Dyer of Tekoa asking for advise as to the re placing of his registration and classification cards, which he recently lost. Mr. Dyer explained in his letter that his residence recently burned to the ground and his cards were destroyed at that lime, , U. S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY VISITS THE CITY J. !.. McGlear of Boise, United States District Attorney for the slate of Idaho, was in the city yesterday in consultation with the local authorities regarding the I. W. W. situation in this section. Ho held a conference with Sheriff Noland and Prose cuting Attorney Holsclaw and later met with the county council of defense. Mr. McGlear left last evesing for Spokane. OSBORNE INVESTIGATES POWER SITUATION M. G. Osborn of Spokane, com mercial agent of the Washington was in N\ ater Power company, Hu 1 city Monday looking over the light and power situation. slated that a permanent auxiliary plant would be established here I to insure that there would be no repetition of the trouble caused He \ . recently by the high water, when [the city was in darkness for near ly a month. .