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A PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OP REAR »■*«■ COUNTY. VOLUME XXVI. • MONTPELIER, BEAR LAKE COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1920. NUMBER 27. CONFERENCE WAS ty The quarterly 'conference of the Montpelier stake was held last Sat urday and Sunday. An unusual pro gram was carried out in that con ventions of all auxiliary organiza tions were held in connection with the conference. The visitors from Salt Lake City were Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith, representing the general authorities, Alfred C. Rees of the Sunday schools, Oscar A. Kirkham of the Y. M. M. I. A., Sarah M. McClellan of the Relief society, Clarissa A. Beesley of the Y. L. M. I. A., and Alice T. Sheets or the Primary association, who arrived in time for the afternoon meeting on Saturday, on account of No. 6 being several hours late. The opening meeting was held at 10 o'clock Saturday. The speakers were'the members of the stake pres idency, Abel Smart of Georgetown, and John Bagiey of Montpelier. The members of the stake were urged to give more -attention to performing their duties generally and special reference was made to the import ance of prayer. It was also remark ed that greater attention should be given to education in agricultureal lines. Our lands are becoming de pleted. ITlia session at 2 o'clock was de voted pricipally in a discussion ot the topic "Organization—the Social Forces of the Church," by Clarissa A. Beesley. The plans of the cent ral committee in this work were clearly outlined and explained. The aim is to provide proper amusements in each community that social condi dittons may bo improved. At S o'clock the stake and ward officers adjourned to assigned rooms and discussions conducted relative to the particular work of each or ganization. Instructions were given on vital subjects for the control of the work, such as proper selection of teachers. Weekly meeting of the presiding officers, enrollment, etc. This meeting was followed at 4 o'clock by one of three departments, viz: Superintendents and Presiden cies, Secretaries'and Treasurers, and Organists and choristers. Specific instructions were given concerning the duties iöf officers whereby the efficiency of each would bo improved. At 9 o'clock Sunday each organi zation again met in a session for one hour. There conlinOed instruction was given that each organization might enlarge its ability for service in the community. General assembly was called at 10 o'clock. The important subject, "The Tobacco Evil," was discussed by Oscar A. Kirkham, who made a strong appeal for all to use every available opportunity to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The congregation was requested to stand and the slogan was repeated in con cart; "We stand for the non-sale and non-use of tobacco." Alfred A. Rees of the Sunday schoo Igeneral board then took up the subject of teachers training. He explained the plan as outlined by the general board and illustrated with a demonstration.. The meeting of Sunday afternoon convened at 2 o'clock p. m., at which the speakers were Pres. William L. Rich of Bear Lake stake, Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith and Oscar A. Kirkham. The main theme ol all was,the observance of the word of wisdom, especially relating to the use of tobacco. Evidence was given of the bad effect of ita use .both phy sically and morally. At this meeting the authorities of the church and stake were presented and sustained. The stake Sunday school board conducted the services of Sunday evening. The program consisted of vocal and instrumental music and each of the visitors spoke. Th» con stitution of the United States and preservation of the Union was one of the important topics treated. Warning was given as to the results that might come if law breaking peo ple are allowed to continue their evil work. The .various meetings were welt attended, and will result in mnch good for all who attended. and mean» STAKE PRIESTHOOD MEETING SATURDAY. The monthly Priesthood meeting of the Montpelier stake will convene in the thernaele in this city tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 o'clock a. m. It is d^ired ths*. a full attendance of the priesthood attend. THE PRESIDENCY. SERVICES IN TABERNACLE SUNDAY EVENING 7:30 Service, will be held in the taber nacle next Sunday evening, beginning at 7:30 p. m, take the place of ward services. The public is cordially invited to attend. This meeting will (Political Adertising.) REPUBLICAN COLUMN "Neither, can we. (the Demo crats) go before the country on the Issue raised by Article 10. If we do not intend to impair the r ght of Congress to decide the question of peace or war when the time for action arises, how can we insist on a moral obliga tion to go to war which can have no force or value except as it does Impair the Indépendance of Congress. W. J. Bryan, In Jack son Day Dinner speech, January 8, 1920. "The members of the League under take to respect and preserve against external aggression the territorial in tegrity and existing political indepen dence of all members of the League. In case of any such aggression or in case of any threat or danger of such aggression the Council shall advise upon the means by which this obliga gation shall be fulfilled." * cle IQ, League of Nations Covenant. "This is the celebrated Article 10, Mr. Wilson calls it the Heart of the Covenant. Mr. Cox pledges himself to It as a vital part of the Covenant. The Senate insists upon the following res ervation: "The United States assumes no ob ligation to preserve the territorial In tegrity or political independence of any other country by the employment of its military or naval forces * * * unless In any particular case the Congress, which, under the Constitu tion has the sole power to declare war or authorize the employment of the military or naval forces of the United States, shall, in the exercise of full liberty of action, by act joint resolution so provide." What Mr. Wilson and Mr. Cox Demand Mr. Wilson and Mr. Cox demand that, as part of the Covenant of the League *f Nations, Article 10 Bhall be accepted by the United States "with out essential reservations." What would such acceptance mean to the United States? It would mean that the United States would face the perils of fore ign controversy and bloodshed thru out the world; that the United States would be exposed to the dangers of every war between nations anywhere in the world; that American'soldiers and sailors would be on call to fight and die in every quarter of the globe for causes that were foreign and for interests that were not theirs. The nations of Europe, Asia, and Africa are expected by Mr. Wilson to Join the League—twenty nine are already members. No conflict is thinkable among them that does not involve either "external aggression" or "political Independence." And the United States, by Article 10, would be bound to "preserve against exter nal aggression the territorial integri ty and existing political independence of all the members of the League." It is a pledge as wide as the world, as foreign as Asia, as dark as Africa, as perioulous as war, as deadly as pestilence, as sweeping as death. Once taken,its dire consequences would follow one another as inevi tably as night follows day. No Evasion of this Pledge Advocates of Article 10 have tried to conceal the true nature of this pledge. They have endeavored to t prove that, though taken by the UniJ ted States, the pledge could be evad/ ed if it became too burdensome ; tha : if called upon by the League to flgt t in foreign wars, the Governmer t might find a reason in the Constiti - tion to justify its refusal. It is true that the pledge to go to war, on th i summons of foreign powers, is un constitutional. Only Congress, indel pendent of all foreign control, may put us into war. But with the pledge, once given and accepted in the Coven ant, how base and false this line of argument would be. As Senator Borah said in the Senate: Here is a solemn obligation, origin al, primary, that we will preserve the territorial Integrity of these nations. It does not make any difference whether any one advises or not; our duty is there, and it is a solemn obli gation that we will perform It. We can only escape from it along the path of dishonor. It is an individual obligation. Those who argue that we may get out of this thing must adopt one of two courses: They must either show that to enforce it would be un constitutional, or they must escape by disregarding and dishonoring our solemn contract. If we go forward, we violate the Constitution. If we go back, we violate national honor. If we go forward; we wreck the Constitu tion. If we go backward, we wreck the Covenant of the League. So much for the argument that, if the United States violate the Consti tution by taking this pledge 4t may escape the obligation later by pledg ing that the Constitution stands in the way. • • Arti or (Continued on page 9.) GOVERNOR DAVIS Tonight in the court house at Par-j is. Hon. Frank R. Gooding, ex-gov4 ernor of Idaho, will addiess a RepuW lican rally, which will mark tho ol ficiai opening of the campaign fc the Republican party in Bear Lah e County. On Monday evening in Montpelic ■ Governor D. W. Davis will addres a Republican rally in th® interests o his candidacy for re-election to th< governorship and in the interest-oJ the Republican party. The public laj invited to attend these political meet ings. Up to the time of going to press Committeeman F. M. Winters Was unable to announce the hall in which Gov. Davis will speak, but stated that if would either be the City Hall or tho Gem theatre. Good music will ba furnished. ENGINEER HARDING PA88K8 SUCCESSFUL EXAMINATION Engineer Robert Harding spent a number of days last week in Boise taking the Btate examination to prac tice civil engineering in this atato On Monday Mr. Harding received the following letter from Paul Davis, di rector o fthe bureau of license: "This is to advise you that the civil engineer's examining commit tee has just turned over to this de partment the grades obtained by you in the recent civil engineers' exami nation and we are please dto advise that you passed a successful examt nation." SOCIETY A keuslngton was given last Fri day afternoon by Mrs. Robert G»e, at which her daughters Miss Nell Gee and Mrs. Fred Lemm assisted tn en tertaining. Tha guests included Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Hull, Mrs. Maguire, Mrs. French, Mrs. Preston, Mrs. Brough, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Groo, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Cherry, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Gaskins, Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Underwood, Mrs. Mu Uca, Mrs. Gough, Mrs. Whitman, Mrs. Noffsingor, and Mrs. West. • • • Mrs. W. W. Chapman was hostess at a duck dinner Friday evening, her guests being Misses Kyle, Beebe, Logan and Beech, Joseph Rich and Rev. Mortimer M. Stocker. • * • Mrs. J. G. Venter was the recipient of a delightful shower one night ear ly in the week, given by Misses Amy Dalrymplo, Minnie Robbins, Artel! Stevens and Mrs. Wm. G. Harding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Clark. Mrs. Venter was the recipi ent of many b^atuiful gifts, and about thirty-five friends participated. • * * Mrs. H. B. Whitman entertained on Wednesday with a dinner for Mrs. Fred Lemm and Mrs. Lizzie Under wood. Invited to meet them were Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Dee, Mrs. Hunt er, Mrs.' Gough, Mrs. Cherry, and Miss Carrie Hunter. The house was decorated with beautiful sweet peas and nasturtions from the yard. c—"' E,,nrTOs - Tho marriage of Miss Bonnie Hurt and E. L. Downing of this city in Green River, Wyo., last week, was announced during the week. Both are well known Modtpelier young people, the bride being the sister of the* on r6d f M°r M8ln f e M an J ^ n™"" the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Down ing. Following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Downing spent a few days in, Salt Lake before returning to thip city. .— __— — --——- S'" • • \ Monday evening at the home ot Mr ami Mr, wuiiam e u th« marri^L TrU**?* Ha , rd *' the marriage of Dr J. G. Venter or i Pocatello and Miss Theresa Bunding took place in the presence of a few relatives and friends. The cere- i mony was pronounced by Bishop W. ) J. Crockett of the Second ward. Fol- : lowing the ceremony a wedding din- ' ne T)r W VenTerl. * H k ! Dr, Venter is well known in Mont pelier, having practiced hie profee- ; sion here for some time prior to go- i ing to Pocatello a few months ago. I The bride 1. a charming young lady and hails from Brigham City, and is the daughter of Mrs. John O. Wheat- j ley of Honeyville. For a number of years she has been connected'with i the local office of the forest service. I Dr. and Mrs. Venter will make j their home in Pocatello. —-—— Mrs. James Bryan of this city has as her house guests her brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan of Willow Creek. Mont., and Mr. and reran °* *° rth ' Washicgton. Merchant Sam L. Lewie ot the Fair Store returned Monday from a two 'T'l b "'"^ Tork - a buying and business trig. TEACHERS CHESTS BOOSERS RAHUHEI Tha first annual get-together ban-\ qaet and ball of the Bear Lake Boost ers' club was everything that the title of the event implied. The ban quet was held at the Burgoyne ho tel Tuesday evening, following which the guests repaired to Staley's Olym pic and finished a very pleasant even ing in dancing and social diversion. Toastmaster Thiel announced at the banquet that the teaching %taff of the Montpelier school systei 3 1 a * - a a-meet s 0 f th e clu led upon Mayor Hoff to £3 1 and nd a welcome on behalf of the club to the instructors, and in doing so the may or gave a pleastng address. Supt. W. E. Morgan was called upon to re spond in behalf of the teachers, and In the course of his talk called at tention to free medical examination to be made of every school child In the city schools by the physicians of the city. Ho complimented the mo thers of Montpelier on their interest in the schools, which he said, was clearly shown by the number of mo thers who accompanied their children to school on the opening day. Dr. Ashley, being called to the floor, made a few remarks in re gard to the crowded condition of the city schools, and asked for the coop eration of the Boosters' club in pro curing a fine, hundred thousand dol lar high school for the city. The banquet was without doubt the best one given by tho club, and while briefly delayed, the sorvloe of Mr. Cornish's waiters and waitresses was all that could be expected. The dinner was well prepared and great ly enjoyed by tho guests. The dancing feat rue of tho affair was greatly enjoyed, and practically everyone participated. It was the first dancing party to bo given by tho club In Staley's beautiful hall. PARIS NOTES Paris. Idaho. Sept. 22.—One of the most successful opc.nlg days of its history was enjoyed by the Fielding academy Monday. Students from all paris of tho valley flocked In until considerably above tho normal num ber of boys and grls were regstered. Enthusiastic teachers and students took up the regular dus «work Tues day. brighter at tho school than they have been for some time .and the greatest of expectations are being held. A socle! feature of Interest for the coming week is the M. I. A, social to he held on Tuesday evening. The affair Is to be given by the joint M. I. A. stake boards, and will Include the stake social committee and M. I. A. presidency from each ward In the stake. Oscar Kirkham, of the general board of the Y. M. M, I. A. was the speaker at the services in the Sec ond ward Sunday evenng. Kirkham spoke eloquently to the Boy Scout movement. Among the Montpelier visitors from Pars Sunday were Pres. Wm. L. Rich, Pros. Roy A. Welker, Mrs. Lau ra Pugmire, Mrs. Roy A. Welker, Woodruff Stucki, Dan C. Rich, Wm. Stocker ad Orson Orimmett. Mrs. Win. Johnson of Georgetown with her son William, were visitors Sudsy at the homo of Ow n Taylor. Mrs. Alice Rich ad baby of St. sr. r L'ï,. w, s k ..s ^Bolton, Owing to tho greet number of first fnido pupils. Miss Suzanne Clayton aa been employed to assist with the * n Jhe Emerson ttyihool. I ! ' !e,dlDK a<a<Jem y faculty and their banners. Davd N. Low, who is to leave soon for a mission to Great Britain, will be the honored guest at a program and dance to be given Wednesday evening in tbe Paris pavilion. , ^ r iTj CBOn . °* k®*® wa * tn Paris Thursday to demonstrate music appreciation work. She met with the teacher* of the Emerson school in the afternoon and In the îvening lectured In the Second ward Word has been received here of "A" 1 **« In Balt Lake of Geraint of P*Hs •*>« Miss Ines Mr,. Francis Bacôî of Georgetown has moved her family to Paris, where the children will attend school dnr ing the coming winter. —- ■■ . . — . VBMMM BAZAAR TOMORROW AT HOTEL MONTPELIER, Tomorrow, Satnrday, In the lobby* Hatel Montpelier, tbe Mont t>«Uer «take 'primary association of » bpzaar in which «hlldren's clothing ,*111 be featured, Theee clothes are ell home-made, Msny other useful articles of wear for children will be offered for sale. Refreshments consisting of sand wictaes, cocoa, coffee and ice cream *H1 be served sdv it TT M f rTHY HAY WAs Vm, "MOTOY WANTBD. We are In the market for twenty -— Altogether prospects are Elder ENGINEER REPORTS OH LOCAL PROJECT As a special representative of the state department of reclamation. J. M. Burkett, a civil engineer ot Boise, was detailed by Commissioner ot Reclamation W. G. Swendsen to la tent the reservoir project in Mont nlier canyon. J Mr .Burkett arrived on No. 6 Sun Ay evening at 5 p m. since it« waa «impelled to leave on No. IT Mon day Mr. Burkett suggested that En gineer Harding take him over the territory to be Irrigated by the pro ject and to show htm tit» pointa of diversion and proposed canal lines. Upon hla return Mr. Burkett stat ed that tho territory north of Mont pelier wsa a most beautiful piece of irrigable land good soil .easy to irrigate and proper drainage—and 11,000 acree of it. Monday morning Engineer Burkett inspected ths proposed sit« In Mont pelier canyon, being accompanied by Mayor Hoff, Engineer Harding and other men interacted In the project. Six possible reservoir sites examined. about oue mile below tbe elbow, between the llenggie ranch and tbe elbow, the site near the Robert Birch ranch in the mouth of the canyon, and another in tho hallow back of Marltn Winter's Idence. Ths site near the Birch ranch is the best location both for a reservoir site and for a dam site. However, diversion from this reservoir would he too low to allow the water to be carried Into tbe Bennington district. In discussing his observations af ter his Inspection of the project Mr. Burkett advised that although ths sites above the elbow were imprao tubla on account of being too near the head of the drainage basin to store enough water for the whole project and th# Birch sile too low for diversion he recommended that two sites be utilised-—tho Birch site for the land nearer Montpelier and one of the upper eltes for tbe higher land around Bennington. With regard to organisatlou Mr. Burkett recommended that a tempo rary organisation bo effected to file upon the waters and to guarantee tAe expense of making the surveys and water measurements necessary to perfect tha filings and to deter wore one st the rock cliffs three site« POB fUTER TO ATTKNT INTER. „ NATIONAL CONVENTION B - *■ Ru * r - manager of *M»r Bros. Drag Co., and hie daugh ter Ines, will depart Saturday morn Ing. the ISth for Salt Lake and will take a Onion Pacific tnUn that night direct to St. Louis to attend the great international Retail convention to be held on September 2« 3», 39 and October 1. at which time the dedj ration of one of the largest la bora tories will take place. The eonven tion will be attended by stock h old - «rs from United States, Canada and Grant Britain, After Xttendlng the convention they will continue their loam»» «Â cbléago returning byway of kH ^ * nd D#aW ' Wh * r * •»*** overs will be made. Mr. Riter in mine the cost of the dam and canal lines. This expense would probably bo about 13000. are perfected we would then have two years In which to complete the organization and commence construc tion on the dam. After the filings FORD N Lit EH PRICKS 14 TO 81 PER CENT Re-establishment of pre-war prices on all product, of the Ford Motor company, effective Immedtetely, wee announced Tuesday by Henry Ford, according to information reaching local Ford dealers, the Bear Lake Motor company of this city, price reductions range from approxi mately 14 per cent on motor trucks to 31 per cent on small automobiles. In announcing the decision of the company, Mr. Ford, in a formal statement said: "Now Is a time to call a halt on war methote. war prices, war profiteering, and war greed. It may be necessary for every body to stand a little sacrifice but It will be most profitable af ter all, because tbe sooner we get business of the country beck to pre-war condition, progress, prosperity and contentment will occupy tbe attention of tbe peo Tbe pie. "For the beet Interests of all. It is time that a real practical effort was made to bring the busln life of the country down to nor In Dated prices always of the country end the mal. retard progress. The announcement uid the price reductions were made despite un filled orders for 149,931 vehicles. On another page of this paper will he found a page advertisement of tbe Beer Lake Motor company catting at tention to the reduction made Ford prodseta. on tends to pick ep bargains In mer ekandlse that will toe a spécial fea SlarVaUe y To Have Roundup On another page of today's liter appears the program of tha Star Valley Roundup and Stock Show, to be held in Alton, Wyoming, on Wed nesday, Th unday and Friday, Sep tember 29th, 30th and October let. There will be $1S00 In prtaea dis tributed to the contestants during the three days or more than three ttmee as much money aa has ever been given sway In a simliiar festiv ity In Star Vlley. The Independent says: ''While there will be Just oodles of recce and sports these in charge of tha Round up and Stock Show have not neglect ed to offer valuable prises In the stock show department, nnd have ar ranged the prims such that It will be worth your while to bring In yonr pure-bred and grad# animats and dis play them to the large crowds that will be in attendance. On the third day of tha doings, them will be a stock «ale. It la pro posed to have the animals that tha owners wish to mil auctioned off by a capable auctioneer. Any animals that you want sold, will be sold, bat this sals centtrs mostly on the pure bred animals. It Is thought that there wilt be a number of buyers from Rear Lake., There will he large dally prises offered for the running mena at tha iloundup. It is not thought that there will be any pacing or trotting races. as no prises ere going to be offered. H there ere horeee preeeat to enter in theee events they will bo ma, but at preeent no prîtes are offered. Re porte era here to the effect that there will be a atrlng of horeee la tba valley from Bode Springs. The Wild Weet perl of tho pro gram will be in «berge of Wardell Cllnger. There will be both a pro fessional end en emeteer bucking contest, Tbe winners of tbo Frontier Deye celebration at Jackeon have assured those In charge that they will be preeent end compote In tbo pro fessional bucking contest. There will also be cowboys bore from Big Piney. Now. last but by no mens tha least. comes the flying be present and will do exhibition stunts above the raid grounds telly. H. 11. Barker, the aviator obtained, promisee to loop the loop, do tho tail-spin and practically everything else known to the knights of tho air, each day of the Roundnp directly over the fair grounds. HOARD O KEDl'CATlON. Ths board of education met Mon day evening and disposed of a Bum ber of matters of importante In con nection with the city school system. Members Toomer nnd Hull, recent ly elected members to secceed selves, were sworn ln und Ihn reorg anlsatlon of the board followed. Dr. George F. Ashley was re-sleeted president of the hoard nnd Francis M. Winters, clerk with Marold B. Hull as treasurer. Due to the overwhelming enroll ment of children In tho school, it was found necessary to employ soother teacher, making a total for Ike city of thirty-five The board has ordered complote new equipment for the domestic eues department of tho high school, end also new equipment for tho nurse training department. A feature for the high sehest do etded upon by the board will ba the equipping of n rest room for girls. Get-Acquainted The board decided to hold n tot acquainted social Monday evening for the purpose of bringing together tho teachers of tbe grade schools and the high school faculty and the hoard of education held at Staley's Olympic, and a din ner will be served, followed by daae Tbe social will he ing. CAR HUNS AMUCK; Mrs. Ernest Lloyd of Mowt pelter wee seriously sad po s s ibl y fatally injured at 7 p. m. Fit ter evening, says the PoeataUe '■öffows. when a heavy tearing ear tefven by J. O. Murray of tha Montpelier Auto t urned on the state highway puny, over e short distante south of Poca tello. Mr. Hurray was unin jured. Mr. Harvey was on hla way to tho Gate City to attend a sapper of the Elbe ledge at that city, going by onto. At Soda Springs, stated Mr, Murray in Pocatello, he met Mrs. Lloyd whs wee also enroate to Pocatello, mid he shared the ear with ter. The ac cident happened without waning, and was caused fey the breaking af Ike steering gear. The car waa go ing at a fairly food rata of when it suddtely tamed toward the lava rock*, and all offert, to prevent a wreck were futile. Aid wan H* medlately summoned and the t» Bratlen was taksn to tte tuwpUal.