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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF BENEWAH COUNTY
Number 90
St. Maries, Idaho, Friday, February 8, 1918
Volume V.
Thrift Stamp
Campaign Started
FORMER GOVERNOR VISITS THE CITY
James H. Hawley Addresses Meeting in Interest
of War Savings Work.
James II.
Former
Hawley wa,s in the city yesterday
and addressed a meeting at the
Governor
high school auditorium last eve
ning in the interests of the cam
paign for the sale of War Savings
Stamps. Mr. Hawley is slate di
rector of the national war sav
ings committee and is making a
tour of the stale assisting the
county chairmen in charge of ttie
campaign in various localities in
perfecting their organizations.
Attorney E. N. LaVeine of this
city has been appointed county
director of the national war sav
ings committee and will handle
the campaign for the sale of the
stamps and war savings certifi
cates in this county. Mr. LaVeino
will perfect his county organiza
tion within the next week by I lie
executive
appointment of an
committee to assist in the work.
and the active campaign will then
be started.
Much excellent work has al
ready been done along these lines
by City Superintendent of Schools
F. E. Lukens and approximately
$1000 worth of the stamps has
been sold in the city schools.
County Superintendent of Schools
Ruth E. Gerhart, under whose
_^^fcupcrvision the sales in the other
schools of the county will be
handled, is perfecting organiza
tions in each of the rural schools
and it is expected the active cam
paign will be in full swing within
a week.
Mr. Haiwley, in his address last
evening, paid particular attention
to the work which can be done by
the schools, lodges, clubs to ho
formed for the purpose of pur
chasing stamps, and other simi
lar organizations. Ho also urged
the four-minute men, speaking at
the theatres and other similar
places throughout the county, to
devote some of their lime to tho
war thrift campaign in addition
to other war measures.
Mr. Hawley went into detail in
explaining tho provisions of tho
law providing for the issuance
anl sale of the stamps, devoting
much attention to the habits of
thrift and saving which the gov
ernment hopes to foster in this
way. He also offered a number of
suggestions as to the methods
which have proven successful in
other places in carrying on tho
campaign. He left this morning
for Wallace, where he will close
his tour of the northern part of
the slate with an address tonight.
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The Misses Belle Wynne, Floral
TEACHERS ASSIST BOARD
IN CLASSIFYING REGISTRANTS
Ramage, Janette Funk, Lucia
Arends, Hilda Conklin, Estolla
Hofstetter and Eva Lindgren,
teachers in the local schools, are
assisting in the office of the local
exemption board for this county.
They have been designated as
"occupational assistants" and
are busy transcribing data from
the. questionnaires filed, for the
purpose of classifying all regis
trants by occupations. This data
will be forwarded to the office of
the provost marshal general
where a complete card file classi
fying all registrants in this way
will be kept.
-purpose of this card file is
to { r a basis of information
to b«' furnished the local boards
-J* provost marshal general
whenever a call is made for men
skilled in any particular line of
work. The card file will do away
with the necessity of a search
through all the questionnaires
filed for men wdio are especially
qualified and will greatly expe
dite the process of selection. The
assistants are preparing a tiling
card for each man registered and
these cards will be transmitted to
the provost marshal general in
series, as fast as the registrants
arc finally classilied.
MAKE IT EASIER
TO ENTER ARMY
That the order to stop the fur
ther examination of all draft
men placed in class No. 1 on
their questionnaires, was based
on the grounds that changes are
to be made in the regulations
governing the physical qualifica
tions, so changing them that
many men who ha,vc been elimin
ated will now be accepted, is ap
parent iu an order received by
Adjutant General Moody from
the provost marshal general's
department, revoking sections
182 to 188 inclusive. For these
sections, all of which deal with
physical requirements, there will
be substituted new regulations
permit examining
whicli
boards to accept in the future
men who heretofore ha,ve been
refused because of physical de
fects.
Adjutant General Moody has
notified examining physicians
assisting boards thaA while the
order to cease examining draft
men causes great inconvenience,
because many of the men ha.ve
come long distances to be exam
ined, the matter cannot be helped.
As soon as the substitute regula
tions for sections 182 to 188 in
clusive are received, a,11 draft
boards will be immediately noti
fied and the changes sent to
them.
More than twice as many of
the men classilied as Al will be
able to pass the new physical
requirements for army service,
in the opinion of doctors com
prising Hie medical advisory
boards. Physical examinations
have been halted since last Sat
urday awaiting the new rulings.
These have not been received by
Hie exemption boards, but copies
of the Journal of the American
Medical Association received,
contain the report of a commit
tee appointed for the purpose by
the surgeon general and the pro
vost marshal of the United Slates
army.
The requirements regarding
feet, teeth and hernia will, it is
suggested, be lighter. Cases of
flat feet will not be rejected un
less they are exaggerated. Men
have hitherto been rejected un
It'ss they had six masticators and
six incisors. Four of each will be
all that is necessary in the army
hereafter,
considered a. tooth, without re
gard to its condition.
A small or moderate
tooth will be
and
a
hernia
will not be considered a disquali
fication. This will make available
for service many who have been
put in class 5G.
weak scars resulting from abdo
minal operations will also be ac
cepted.
The fact that a. man is suffer
ing from one of the so-called so
cial diseases will not be reason
for his rejection unless the dis
ease has affected his
All cases of
nervous
system.
Hitherto a man has been re
quired to be five feet one inch
tall and weigh 114 pounds. The
new regulations suggested by tho
committee's report will require
height of four feet eight inches
and a weight of 100 pounds, pro
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Man Held Here
Declared Deserter
MADE NO EFFORT TO COMPLY WITH LAW
Case Willful in tvery Sense;'' Says Granite Coun
ty Exemption Board.
The local board lias received a |
communication from the local
board of Granite county, Mmit.,
slating that Matt Souddi, who has
been held in custody hero while
the officers were investigating
his record, was called for physi
cal examination on August 18,
and failing to report at that time
was certified to the adjutant gen
eral of Montana as a deserter.
Souddi was arrested Sunday by
Officer J. K. Booth and has been
held while the local authorities
were awaiting word from tho
Gra,nite county board as to his
status.
According to the letter from
the Montana board he left there
immediately after registration in
June and has made no effort to
make his whereabouts known to
the board. The letter slates that
he made no inquiry regardim his
questionnaire or whether he had
been called and the board has
made every effort to locate him
without avail. He is a Finn de
clarant and is twenty-live years
of age. The Granite county board
recommends in no uncertain
words that he should he turned
over to the military authorities.
The letter slates;
"We would suggest that tho
police department proceed at
once to claim reward of $50.00
for his capture and he should not
be sent to a Mobilization comp as
we consider that his case in every
sense was willful and he has
made every effort to evade draft,
therefore should be turned over
to Military authorities and sen
lenced to Federal Prison. We find
that these young Finns arc the
ring-leadcrs in I. W. W. move
ments throughout the country
and our experiences with them
convinces us that they are all
trying to evade draft. Only a
short time ago we made a raid on
them and picked up eight who
had not registered, and turned
them over to a Deputy U. S. Mar
shal."
ALTERNATE WRIT ISSUED
IN SCHOOL DISTRICT CASE
An alternate,writ of nia,ndamus
has been issued by Judge R. N.
Dunn in the case of T. H. Ahr,
Olof Edin, Helen T. Murphy, Alex
Norry and Eva Inman against
School District No*. 8 of Benewah
county, A. W. Wendorf, Mrs. A.
D. Reid and Gus Olson, trustees
of the district, and Miss Ruth
Gerhart, as superintendent of
public instruction. The writ di
rects the defendants to forthwith
recontinue the school at Ferrell,
removing thereto the school
equipment from St. Joe, or appear
^
before Hie
district
court in this
city February 9 i\nd show cause
why they have not done
The action is brought by the
above named plaintiffs to compel
the trustees of the school district
to remove Hie school from St. Joe,
its present location, to its former
location
wa,s removed from Ferrell to St.
Joe about January 13 of
year.
and William 1». Keeton are rep
resenting the plaintiffs in the ac
tion.
SI I
at Ferrell.
The school
this
Attorneys E. N. LaVeino
NEGRO ARRESTED FOR
STEALING FROM CARS
John Bryant, a negro of Santa,
was brought to this city Thurs
day evening by Deputy Sheriff J.
W. McDonald and lodged in the
county jail on a charge of steal
ing goods from freight cars,
number of articles
missed frim freight cars at Santa
ait various time during the. win
ter but heretofore it has been im
possible to 11 ml a trace of Hie
guilty parties. Thursday Deputy
Sheriff McDonald caught Bryant
in tho act of taking a 30-lb. box
of butler from a car and placed
him under arrest,
arraigned before
Charles G. Cromwell this morn
ing and his preliminary examin
ai ion set for Wednesday.
been
have
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. McGill en
terta.ined a large number of
friends at a dancing parly Tues
q a y evening at the Masonic
Temple. The affair was one of
j the largest of its kind ever held
| | ri the city, about sixty couples
| being present. The music for
the occasion was furnished by
Mrs. I. Brown and Miss E. Hagen,
The grand march was led by
Judge and Mrs. Ed Kolman.
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Bryant was
Probate Judge
ENTERTAIN FRIENDS AT
DANCING PARTY
FRIENDS RECEIVE CARDS
ANNOUNCING WEDDING
Cards have been received in
St. Maries announcing the mar
riage of Miss Norma Kelley,
daughter of Mrs. H. W. Kelley,
and Homer Hasty of Spangle.
Mrs. Kelley joined her daughter
in Spokane and the ceremony
took place in Newport, Wash.,
January 24lh.
Mrs. Hasty is a graduate of the
St. Maries hospital and has
wide circle of friends here. Mr.
Hasty is a well to do when,l
rancher. The young couple
making an extended wedding
on the coast.
ijFcar For Safety
Of Local Men
THOUGHT TO BE ON T0RPED0C!) m
William F. Kalb's Name Appears Among Wen
Transferred From Camp Lewis.
A ln,rge ïi mutier of men in the
T\v en I iel li Eng ; ueers
wore
en
forestry office
listed through the
In Hi is city
amt it is believed
si.me of these men were
on the
it was
steamer Tuseania
Im peibied. ( Near Munsi
latch was li-ded through the local
IiHire and letters received from
when
ii of Pol
him staled he had been placed in
Co. F,
of Hie companies on
me
Hie torpedoed ship.
Pri\ale \\ illiain F. Kalb, whose
usine appenrs as one of Hie men
picked from the 91st division at
for service in the
and whose
C a m I
1 w eut iel li Engineers,
.ewis
ne of Hie men
iiaiiii 1
is given as
board the ship, was called in
the draft from this county last
in October (5
lie left here
with a contingent
service al (hat time and was
the engineers a
for
transferred ini
slmrl time ago.
II is thought probable that
Wallace G. Webster, also of this
city, was a, member of
>f the
of the 20th on board
ship. A letter was received
from him several weeks ago in
which he slated he had been
transferred to the 20th ajid was
expecting to leave for France any
day. He was then at Washington,
1). C. Webster was the third man
from this county to leave for
Garnir Lewis under the selective
draft and was sent from there to
Washington, where ho was placed
in in hospital for treatment. Upon
his recovery he was transferred
to the 20th Engineers.
It is also thought probable that
John T. Martin, formerly of this
city, was a member of the aero
squadron on tho torpedoed ship.
He enlisted through the Spokane
recruiting office last fall and was
assigned to Co. B of the 3rd Bal
loon Squadron. Letters received
from him H short time ago gave
his address as the American Ex
>ne
companies
Hie

pedilionary Force and stated ho
was expecting to leave for Franco
within a short time.
John Anker, who formerly re
sided here, a member of the log
ging firm of Hay Ä: Anker, may
also have
it the transport,
practically the same lime as
Oscar Munson and it is thought
they were assigned to the same
although this is not
been among the men
He enlisted at
company,
definitely known.
WILL START CAMPAIGN FOR
oUNIOR RED CROSS
of
Superintendent
County
Schools Miss Ruth E. Gerhart is
sending out material regarding
the Junior Red Gross membership
enrollment campaign, which will
be held from February 12 to Feb
ruary 22. During that time an
effort will be made to complete
the organization of a Junior Red
Cross Auxi'iary in every school
of the county. City Superinlend
f Schools F. E. Lukens is
ent
chairman of the Benewah county
chapter school committee of the
Red Cross, which will be in
charge of the work to be done by
the auxiliaries. All of the auxil
iaries are under the supervision
of Hie local Red Cross Chapter.
AH boys and girls of school
age, attending public, private or
parochial schools or other or
ganized educational centers are
eligible for membership iu the
Junior Red Cross. However, stu
dents may not individually join
the organization, as it is open
only to the student body as a
whole. The dues for Junior mem
arejbership are an amount equal to
cents for each pupil in
(school or the chapter school com
milttc may, in its discretion, ac
cept in ii"ii of Hi sc dues a pledge
h prepai'i Had ('.loss supplies or
■n^age in ut' approved activi
ties. Memhersiiip is granted for
f I lie school year and
s lionld he renewed al the opening
of every school yeaf.
I he oMiigalion of Junior niom
hers, as given in a bulletin issued
by (1. It. Slinison, manager of the
northwestern division of the Red
are as follows:
perform any service con
homo and
school duties that will directly
indirectly forward the work of
the American Red Gross.
"To endeavor at all times so to
conduct themselves as to show
their loyalty to their country and
their respect for those who are
bearing the burden of its defense.
"To wear the button of the
American Rod Cross to show that
they belong to the home reserve
army of their country."
The Junior membership is con
sidered a very important part of
the American Red Cross. In this
connection President Wilson has
said :
la 1 period
Cr
I
sislent with
their
r
"The American Red Cross has
just prepared a Junior member
ship with school activities in
which every pupil in tho United
States can find a cha.nce to servo
our country. I recommend to all
the school children of the coun
try tho simple plan which tho
American Rod Cross has worked
out to provide for your coopera
tion, knowing, as I do, that school
children will give their best ser
vice under the direct guidance
and instruction of their teachers."
HAS COMPLIED WITH LAW;
RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
William L. Bradcrick, who ha,s
been held in the county jail hero
for the past several days on sus
picion of being a slacker, was re
leased by the authorities Thurs
day afternoon. Word was re
ceived at that time from the local
hoard of Jackson county, Oregon,
that he had filled out his ques
tionnaire and filed it in accord
ance with the selective service
regulations. When arrested Brad
erick had no card in his posses
sion showing in what classifica
tion fie had been placed and he
was field here until the local
authorities could communicate
with the exemption board of
Jackson county and ascertain
whether he had complied with tho
law. At the request of the Ore
gon board, Warren T. Shcpperd,
clerk of the local board for this
county, issued a classification
card to Bradcrick in lieu of tho
he should have received.
one
HOLD ALIEN ENEMY
PENDING INVESTIGATION
Sheriff E. B. Noland Thursday
placed under arrest a man named
Hans Klotz, a German, who is
being held pending an investiga
tion by the authorities. Klotz
registered for the selective draft
at Hoquiam, Wash., and the
sheriff will communicate w-ith
the local board there to ascertain
whether nr not he has filled out a
Several letters
c f that organization in his bag
j gage and told the officers he had
the'been a member of the organiza
*Uon for the past year.
questionnaire,
written in German were found on
his person and he was wearing
I. W. W. button when arrested.
He also had an I. W. W. song
book and some of the literature
an

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