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NUMBER 43 IDAHO, FRIDAY, JAN. 17. 1919 ET-TEE MONTP VOL XXIV RADICAL CHANGE PRBPOSED IN STATE ADMINISTRATION Measure Containing Drastic Changes in Conduct of State Affairs Introduced in Senate--It is an Administration Measure. Boise, Jan. 14.—Striking right at the heart of his big business problem as chief executive of the state of Ida ho. D. W. Davis, the new governor of the state, literally rolled up his sleeves and waded in today to make good his promise for a business ad ministration and to put indelibly the stamp of action on his forecast of legislation contained in his message to the legislature. ters. ers are the bor for In one of the most strikingly com prehensive and most progressive bills introduced by a governor of a ever western state and paralleded by only one other case in the history of state legialatfon. Governor Davis today in- troduced a bill into the legislature which talfSs over forty-eight separate departments of the state government and places them under nine heads, therebyjwvln g the state thousands of dollars and much needless waste of time and energy. But the same legialative act will create five advisory boards for the same number of departments which will constitute expert opinion and will through its members reflect the - opinions of and represent the public in a way which has not before been accomplished. "With characteristic business sense Governor Davis has approached this business problem Just as he would reorganise a bank or .other business institution should he be responsible for its success as such," said Speaker if. A. Kiger of the house today. t of No piece of legislation presented to Idaho legislature in the history of the state has before caused the com ment hearfi today. In this comment there was no adverse criticism, legislators seem to agree that Its principle more than stood the test. Many of them knew that political scientists held no disagreement about the efficacy of such a plan. Were the bill to be voted on today in both houses It would pass by ac But that there will be All clamation. some opposition to Jts enactment In to a law seems certain to observers here. This wlU come however from the office-holder who sees his cyno sure slipping awsy, say the political wiseacres. Thçse men who now hold office and would be displaced under the governor's business efficiency plan are for the most part rather strong politically in their homes. One legislator from northern Ida ho put It this way today: "The fellow from home who holds a Job is going to ask his legislator to protect bis place at the public trough. Ninety per cent of the members—yes ninety live per cent—would not run their own business the way the state's bus iness is run and the public agrees _ with them. The way I sum It up Is that there will be on the opposition side the professional, mercenary pol itician and opposed to him will be the public and its good. In view of the supreme importance of the measure and the personal pressure of the self seeking office holder on the legisla tors, I strongly advise that those in terested in thh business good of the state urge their representatives to stand faat on the bill. What the Bill Provides. The supercedance of forty-eight de partments by nine. The saving of thousands of dollars expense. Making the governor directly ans werable to the people for the business efficiency of his administration. Provision of a cabinet to advise with the governor on ail important matters, composed of heads of de partments. Placing of state finances on a sound business basis. Direct representation of the people through advisory boards composed of nine members to serve without pay for live departments. To receive expert advise and real public opinion through the personnel of the advisory boards, all the mem hers of which serve for patriotic rea No addition of functions but a far ■tors rapid attention to public mat sons. ters. An elimination of red tape and con gestion of public affairs. Name Niue rommiwionrr*. The nine department commission ers under'this new government plan, ; enumerated in the bill aa fol- ; are lows: Commissioner of agriculture, for the department of agriculture. Commissioner of commerce and in- j w dustry, for the department of com- j merce and Industry. Commissioner of finance, for the | department of finance. Commlsssloner of Immigration, la bor and statistics, for the depart ment of Immigration, labor and sU- d tlgtlcg of Commlmioner of law enforcement, of for the department of law enforce-,»» ment j Commtsstoner of public Invest- ent. ments, for the department of public , lnvestments jpear Commlsaloner of public welfare. ' P° the department of public welfare. Commissioner of public works, for I Commissioner of reclamation, for I |The the department of public works. thp department of reclamation. Administrative Officea. In addition to the commissioners I the of departments, the following execu live and administrative offices are ; in. I Department of agriculture—Dlrec tor of markets, assistant commis sloner of agriculture, director of anl- j of mal industry, director of plant In -1 dustry, director of taira. I Department of commerce and In- j of of created: dustry—Assistant commlsioner and Industry, director of ' commerce banking, director of insurance, mans ger of state Industrial Inaurance. Department of Immigration, labor j Inspector of mines. and statistic Department of public welfar Public health adviser. Department of public work rector of highways. Department of reclamation—Dl- to ; Dl rector of water resources. 8everal ,of the departments are provided with advisory boards sum-; Agriculture, 1 marlxed as follows: board of nine persons; Immigration board of workers' welfare, board of nine; public works, board of hlgh-iJ. way advisers of nine; reclamation, : board of resource advisers of nine, j The commissioners of the several departments are to receive an annual salary of $3800, payable in monthly installments. No compensation is al \ , i lowed members of advisory boards. BEAR LAKE LAW MAKER« ON GOOD COMMITTEES, On the standing committees In the senate 1 , Senator Hart was given mem bershtp on the following: Educa tions. Agriculture and Journal. The sepator is well qualified to serve on the two first named, as his life has been devoted to farm and school work. All bills In any way affecting Is the the in the to de ans de of ; Washington. Jan. IS.—The tegis pay lature of thirty-five states—one less ; than the required three-fourths— real have ratified the prohibition constitn ti on al amendment. Bsverml state as mem- semblies now in seas'on are expected rea- to take action tomorrow, with a prob able race between Nebraska. M ssou far rj and Minnesota as to which w.ll be mat- 1 the thirty-sixth on the Uat. the educational Interests of the state wlll be considered by the committee on Education. In the house, RepresenUtlve Hoff placed on the following commit Live Stock. Privileges and was tees; Elections, Roads, Bridges and Fer The second named Is sn Im ries. porunt committee, as all proposed ch anges In the election laws of the state will be referred to that com mittee. It Is quite likely that a bill will be introduced providing for rad leal changes In the primary election law, which will cause the committee on privileges and elections to spend considerable time In considering. RATIFY AMENDMENT THIRTY-FIVE NTATEH ID || Back Againt ■yam Iff r Ml* 1 4 — •rtf* y (,•» Æ i fgS - -k « —I 4 w «1 w. % «k Thn change in the county ndmlnla »' »'»'•is Sas made last Mon d »V "without a hitch " The old board of commissioners intended to dispose of some unfinished road business but C. Evans, the only out-going commissioner, was unable to be pres ent. the matter Was laid over until *uch time as Mr. Evans could ap jpear before the board and make a re P° r ' °» ' he work "*»» h » d b *' en done - terson and Wrlgljit took the oath of office, and immediately organised by re-electing Mr. Howell as chairman. |The examination and approval of the bonds of all the county officials was NEW OFFICER« TOOK CHAROE 1.AHT MONDAY ed In Commisslonersclect Howell, Pe- In the next order of business, after which the several officers were sworn in. The retiring treasurer, Standley H. Rich, turned over to Duelle Hall, his .successor, county funds to the amount of $127,000. After retiring Auditor Broomhead had completed his business with the commissioners, he turned the mantle of that office over to Standley Rich. who, for the ensuing four years, will discharge the multiple duties of j officio auditor and recorder, .clerk of the board of county eoramls clerk of the district court and ex and to give Mr. Rich many valuable polnt ; ers. _ stoners. For the present, he will re tain as his deputy Miss Minnie Broomhead, whose long and faithful service In that office will enable her Miss Price, who has been In the treasurer's offlef for some time, will 1 be retained by Miss Hail for the time being, Haddock as probate Judge, will : not find the work in that office new j or strange tb him aa he previously served two ternis as Judge, will continue o|i their respective Jobs for two more years. J. H. Grlmmett, who succeeds K, Sheriff Athsy and Assessor Dunn The unwritten \ law or, we might say sentiment, , against a third tsrm didn't havs any i effect on these two officials, as Jim Is now entering Upon his fourth term as assessor and Asa Is beginning his third term as sheriff. Boh Birch Is likewise starting upon his fourth or fifth term as surveyor. ___; .. ( IMMISSION Kit* TALK OVER HEALTH CONDITIONS Monday. less All justices of the peace and con stables-elect who Intend to qualify. most file their bonds with the hosrd as- by next Monday, or those offices will he declared vacant and appointments will be mad-; to fill them. be After allowing claims against the county and disposing of soma rou t lne business, the county commla stoners adjourned last Mondsy even lnK to meet again next Monday | n f as a board of health and also to transact unfinished county business Before adjourning, they held a con ference with 8upt. of Schools Spencer and County (Physician King to dls CU a« the health situation throughout the county and the adviaablltty of re-opening the schools Mr. Spencer mated that lie had consulted with practically al) of th* school trustees and fully three-fourths of them were opposed to Opening the schools at present and some were opposed to opening again during the preaenl school year This question will be f urt fi Pr considered by the board next A word to the wise is sufficlaat— j if It is the rifht word. MHS. J. HTRAt'HHAAH DIEM PROM PM' AT RITKRT. i - ! Funeral services were held at the ' cemetery last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Jscob Strauhhaar, | who died from Influença at her home j f near Rupert on Jan. II. The deceaa who ed was born In Swltserland on July j '1 18, 1873, She came to th's country 1 In 1898 and the following year she was married to Mr. Htraubhaar. They n f resided in Montpelier tor a number of ; years, but removed to Rupert twoj years ago. She was the mother of for six children, four of whom survive : , her. Resides her children and hua- band, she is survived by one slater, | Mrs. Ernest Sommers of this city, j j B and four brothers-.-one residing at ira Roxburg, one at Otis, Colo., and two 1 In this city—Ernest and Alfred Bios er. At the time of her death, her hus band was critically III with the flu vnd several of Ihn children had It in mild ceived from Rupert this week to the Word form. was re effect that Mr. Strauhhaar and the , t children were all doing nicely. ; of ! I no ÜIVEH OPINION OK . INTEREST TO TEACHER« Teachers In common school dle rlcta can collect their salaries for lime lost during the influents epi demic hut Independent school dis trict teachers cannot collect If the trustees choose to terminate the discharge teachers' contracts and them permanently by reason of the epldgmir. This Is the gist nf the first opinion ^,t«le7the^e'r."^nr.tr.Tlon' 1 ty The opinion was written In response 'Z"". mbmUMd Mo'db, »tt.mt-il, to »I. Kth-I B tt «A field .lute suifcr In tendent of LÜ lnstrudlon ^ Ul,ei Ktaiutee Provide After Cities statutes regarding power, of the two kind, of district. teeehen the oelnlon re srîsrrsr rvs TStrTJZ sny oTdln", Lhoo. a,a,«».,,.. «. .b« ..oh B«.* -b.» ».a. «b» Is Is con will be founded upon neglect of duty or some cause that In the opinion of the board renders the services of the teacher unprofitable to the district." Regarding Independent districts It is stated that the courts hold the has unlimited and hoard of trustees unrestricted power to dismiss either with or without notice to the teachers and the exercise of such discretion by the hosrd Is not subject to review or control by the couru May Discharge Teachers. "It therefor# follows," sûtes the opinion, ''that so far as Independent districts sre concerned. If the board I of trustees chooses to terminate the teachers' contracts and discharge them permanently for the term by of the epidemic, they may do to dls of at "But. on the other hend. until such time as the contracts are finally ter minated and discharged, the d'strtet rf-anori HO. to be next would remain liable for the teachers' agreed compensation In accordance wlth the contract, ss until that time the teacher would remain to hold her self In readiness operform her un discharged contract. If called upon " In common school districts "the matter basasse, entirely a ,n*mion of the construction of the particular contract the teacher and the district have mads.'* i BORAH CRITICIZES PLEA FOR A BIG NAVY Idaho Senator Warns ''Shameless Orgy of Ex penditure" May Force Burdened People to the Verge of Revolution. It Attacking "bliueat navy" Washington, Jan Secretary Daniela' program. Senator llorah today warn ed that "this shameless orgy of ex iwndlture may force the people to cry out with the voice of revolution against the madneaa that la grinding them lo powder." He charged that, while In theory the government has greet plena fbr universal peace and brotherhood, "never the less. In practice It atlll apparently la following the rules of to frighten the kings and aulocraU - people and rob them through taxa- tlou." The "political Influensu" now epl- ilirolc-ln Rusais may Infer! America f more attention Is not pa'.d to those who must pay the taxes, llorah said, '1 serve notice now that those who undertake to pul through this naval program will have to light every step n f t he way," said llorah. Why WarahlpaT "I ran not understand the demand They are Are we chai for warships at this time. , nBlrura . nU <lf war. lenglng or throwing doubt upon the | fr|elld , hlp of prance. or England? j j B pan powerful but our relations ira friendlier than for a decade. 1 defeated and all the great naval powers friendlier than ever be fore, wa propose to spend 1800.000,- ^ 000 In the next three years on a pow "After the war Is over, with onr erful fighting machine, j "Is this not a direct challenge to d , >(M | faith ,,f our allies, or does , t no , u, r()W doubt on the sincerity ; of our own professlona? "Above all. It It not a signal set of Injustice to tile people of this country who have paid Uses and bought lib ! erty bonds and saved, stinted and de nied themselves In (he war crisis? ' "Is the American taxpayer to have I no more place In thla program than s coddled peon? , LOCAL CllEEHK KAf TORI EH WIN PRI7.EH IN KONTENT ducts «coring Tontest held during the; Bo'so. Jan 13 The Dairy Pro ?*»' "as h.lped to Improve the quail- j ty of the buiter and cheeao made In I The Dairy Products Hpe-1 «-».a th. .. tb.. ' •<-<-> •"< ~ I hlhlted would stand second to none as hs had seen In the weal, and the highest butter scored 98 *#ry n""* »* •»» There were 47 .ample, of bu.ier and ^8 samples of cheese entered In the -»^ 1 . t . * ,.«*1 .ho*.», -naiderlng .he unusual condition, ro ., , m „ nn a score! Georgetown with as sversg. scors of 92 79 per cent, won third prise, s Nsfls acid testing outfit The same average score fourth prise, s chi : company's factory at Par's, with sn of 92 71 per cent, won Irler ^ ATTKNTION. RED CROHN WOBK KltM. The war Is aot ov»r tb* P»sr» terms have not been signed, end the Red Tross workers have much to do y at. All having yarn will please hurry and complete the work they have started end turn It in, with any surplus yarn hand, as no more knitting Is asked But lh*r* )# much sewing to be done yet; the Belgians and French refugees are appealing for clothingC. ^ thg|>g ^ of) hgn(J ^ Br> | ment* to he mode up There will be * supervisor at th# ' r(|y M ,„ „„-h afternoon, beginning ( ^ Monday, Jan. 2« Let all get , ogy gn(| h , lp th« suffering ^ people; go to the City Hall . nd r gf work " ■ ... - than a pint of whtnhy may mglfg g ^ #f , rotlbte ____ • ... - A pol'Tcal dark horse is a real nightmare to th ereet of the haae^. Hhamelree (trgj "Are we gong on with th's ihim« le«* orujr of expenditure until (he peo ple »re forfeit to fry nut with thu voice of revolution against the mad ness that Is grinding them to pow iler? ' The nest war will not be between governments or nations but bet wean the governments and tba people The French and Ituaatans are tba leg It I mate outgrowth of ln|uattre and op pression There has not been a er'.uis * committed In Bussla in the last H months that did not have Its parent n the oppression of the bloody Ho rn a c « > ft a We cannot shoot up or kill that kind of movement. You have lo feed Hiiaals on something besides bul lets, That la what Ihn Romanoffa fed the Ituaa'.ana America ahould adopt a different plan. "I know we are vary alrong. well Poland llherty-iovlng people, hut we nre not Immune. The shameleea waste of the people'a earnings In the unronaelonnble extortion from Ihelr savings will undermine the noblest nst'tutlnn Even the ntructure rear ed hy our fathers will not aland the atraln Indefinitely. "The people have patiently horns the burdena of the war bat the axpan dlturea from now on must be haaad ^ on reason and distributed with scoa omy." j llorah quoted reporta of children starving In New York Half th^ato ry was not told, he said, adding he had reports from aaothsr city show ing 108,000 children lo he under do! hed, and underfed "These are seeds nf llolahovlam." sa'd Borah. "How quickly this po litical Influenta will spread when once hatched In hives of misery and star vation no one can tell. Now It la time to lake notice, to consider (he people who have lo pay the taxes " ARMENIAN HKMKK DRIVE HEADTD IIY JITN1K Hl WiR Judge Alfred Budge, who has been named stale chairman of Idaho for the Armenian relief fundus In re celpl of the lowing telegram of *p predation upon his acceptance of »ho '" L""" as chairmen Reaponalblllty lor msk In, effective President Wilson's ap Including four «h»«-hd ^"rn ana. Hyrlsns and Greeks In wsstsrn a... c.bie. r W „,d ..d.e..ed n^more ur.e.t th.n hsr,,o,or. ;:r.~ „„„ ... ancient Christian races Many sona tina have already gone over the top peal behalf of four millions denlltulo hundred Official advices report aot In advance of campaign Caa assure you that your sffoa la saving Hvsn |ai|d work is ahandantly worth while "WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, "HENRY MOROANTMAC, "THAN EVANS HUGHES, "TI.KVKLAMD H DODOS," APPOINTMENT«* MADE RY IDAHO KXKCYTIVffi Bo's*. Jan 18 Governor Davis ■ leaved awsy a number of Important appointments today, when be sont to the senate for confirmation tbs nni of i> W Church, republican, of Po catello. for Mate inaurance manager O Broson. democrat; George H Fisher, democrat, of Bancroft, to one for a term of five years, to succeed reed himself as s member of the la ' dsstrlal sect,lent hoard for a term of J Clayton, repah »!«•«. of Boise, to succeed E F Cu ton as * member of the Industrial » r s i dant baard for a term of two veura. Jay Glhaon of Cooar d'Alene, to succeed Hi commissioner rar a term of foar years ill Hitt aa state bank Many a prett ysboe cover» aa agty loot Tbs Cxamiser la ably II i rear.