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Read) the Peo p l e Thru Our Adver tising Columns. County STM ewapaper Devoted to All the Intereste of Beer Lake County, Idaho. A Progressive Independent N MONTPELIER, BEAR LAltE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1922 VOLUME XXVII. NUMBER 49 lltNElH EXPERT MONTPELIER HOTEL The following letter from Clyde M. Gray, Division Chief Deputy of Internal Revenue, concerning Income tax, is self explanatory. Pocatello, Idaho Feb. 16,—Exami ner, Montpelier, Idaho, Gentlemen : "It is a fact that not many people will pay income tax this year, as compared with past years, but it is not generally known that a large number of people will be required to file returns who will not pay tax. This condition is brought about thru the new provision whereby each in dividua whose gross income equals $5,000 must file a return. This pro fision, in connection with the one which requires all partnerships and corporations to file returns, will cause the owner or owners of prac tically every store or other business to make return. Another change in the income tax law which should be thoroughly un derstood by the general public is that requirement of the new law with re ference to the personal exemption A single person has the same exemp tion as under the old law. A married person has an exemption of $2500 before a tax is paid but MUST FILE A RETURN if the net income equals $2,000. The number of children or other dependent persons affects in no way the liability to return. If a single person has a net income of $1,000 or a married person one of $2,000 a return must be filed and if either has a gross income of $5,000 the return must be filed even though there may have been no net Income. From March 1st to 16th Mr. Clair B. Reid, a Revenue Agent from the office in Salt Lake City, will be In my office for the purpose of assist ing Corporations and others in the preparation of returns. The following is the itenerary for Mr. Gray, 1922 drive. Income Tax Specialist Clyde Gray will be In Montpelier Thursday, Fri day and until Saturday noon at the Hotel Montpelier. February 26th and 27th Soda Springs. February 28th Soda Springs to Grace. March 1st, Grace. March 2nd, Grace to Bancroft. March 3rd Bancroft. March 4th, Bancroft to Lava Hot Springs. March 5th, Lava Hot Springs. March 6th, McCammon. March 7th, McCammon to Ameri can Falls. March 8th, American Falls. March 9th to 15th, Pocatello. HOME FROM HOSPITAL. Font Bucher, who has been con fined in the hospital for the past two weeks afflicted with penumonia, was permitted to return to his home yes terday, having sufficiently recover ed M. I. A. LEAGUE BASKETBALL : Four teams will participate in the M. I. A. basketball league. They are i Montpelier Third ward, Dingle, Ben I nington and Nounan. Saturday even I ing Montpelier Third meets Nounan I in the Pavilion at 7:30 and on Mon I day evening Montpelier Third will 1 go to Dingle. SAVE VOTES AND WIN!! The voting in the Examiner's $76 Nominations may still be made, cash distribution campaign, is start-1 Fill out the following nomination ing out in a lively manner. There blank either with the name of your • Is no expense attached to entering ] favorite organization, or your own the contest simply ask the merchants [ name and file the same at this office Then save your votes and ■ for votes at the rate of one vote for today. every penny paid In cash for mer- boost your favorite candidate, chandise and deposit the votes at this ofifee. Following are the nominations to Some organization !b going to en> date: rich its treasury with $40 in cash. Montpelier War Mothers Two other organizations (or indl- Post 63, American Legion r viduals) will receive $25, second Presbyterian Ladies Aid - award, and $10, third award. It Is First Ward Relief Society a very easy way to add to the assets j M. E. Ladies Aid- t of your treasury. . 1,000 _ 1,000 __ 1.000 - 11 , 00 « _ 1,000 _ 1,000 Montpelier City Library Nomination Coupon to the party securing - the largest Editor, Merchants Refund Bargain number of cash votes for cash pur chases during the period of this cam You ara hereby aathorlaed to file ty name (organization) as a candi. ... . Ä _ It is understood that I, (We) may e, for the cash awards that 7*» j „***.* frmn this campaign at »er and the Merchants advertising time upon written notice and that I the Special Feature, are offering (We) not obliged tn any way. I Address Town . TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT OF FARMERS MEETING Every fanner residing In Montpelier and vicinity who has the welfare of himself, as well as that of his noble profession at heart, should not fall to at tend a special meeting to be held In the City Hall TONIGHT at 7:30 for the purpose of talk ing organization. Good speak ers will bo present to present the plans of a number at enter prising farmers, in the district. BENEFIT DANCE (Special Correspondence) On March 3rd the Montpelier High School is going to give a dance for the purpase of raising fûnds to pur chase a projecting lantern for class room use. It will cost about a hun dred and fifty dollars. The machine will be of great value to the school, because it can be used in every de partment. The right sort of views shown from time to time during the term and freely discussed In class afterwards, will do more than any single teaching plan to impress cor rect thoughts upon the mind of boys and girls. The machine can also be used in making photographs of a printed page. Lack of funds has kept the Board of Education from purchasing many things that the school should have in the way of equipment. Our state laws allow a certain per cent of the income of a school district to be in vested in equipment. When that limit is reached no more funds can be used in purchasing new equip ment. Since there are not sufficient funds to provide for ail necessary equipment the faculty and students are trying to solve the problem by giving a scries of entertainments to meet the additional expense. Thru the sale of candy, doughnuts, etc.. In the school, they expect to clear enough money to pay for refresh ments, which will be served free to those who attend the dance. From present Indications dance promises to be one of the very best dancing garties of the season. The various committees are doing everything within their power to make this dance a success. The pa vilion will be decorated In an at tractive way. The committee pro mises something new in the way of decoration. The committee on re refreshments are preparing to satisfy the most exacting tastes. The best part of al. the refreshments are to he served free of charge for the ask ig. They are certainly to be con gratulated for their efforts in trying to please the public. Tn a few days the students are going to make a house to house can vass with the hope of selling enough tickets to cover all expenses and leave a large margin In favor of the school. will buy these tickets, because It Is A dollar this It. is hoped that the public helping a worthy cause. r oent for education is a dollar well invested. Help the school to make this party a success by being present at the dance on the evening of March 3rd. DI8TRICT COURT MONDAY The first term of the district court in Bear Lake county will open in the county seat Monday morning, Feb., 27. Judge Robert M. Terrell will preside. DR. LEIGHTY PAISSES EXAM. Dr. F. M. Leighty received notifi cation from the state board of exam iners that he had passed the state's examination with high marks. The doctor spent a week early In January in Boise taking the exam The Ballot and Jury Service As citizens of the Republic we de rive certain benefits and blesslnga from onr government and there Is a corresponding reciprocal duty and responsibility that the individual owes as a citizen to this government by reason of thé benefits and bless ings which he enjoys. Two duties of every American citizen are: Casting the Ballot and Jury Ser vice. The ballot 1« the safeguard of American liberty. It is the safety weapon of peace by which changes are brought about under our con stitutional form of gevernment with out resorting to revolution. A clean ballot honestly counted expresses the will of ouf people. It is the solemn duty of every American to pay his poll tax, make registration or fulfill other] requirements and qualify himself to cast his bhllot at the polls for decent government In America. The American Legion, in the pre ambe to the constitution, pledges it self to uphold law and order. The strongest means of maintaining the law and keeping to choose and elect competent, effici ent, patriotic men or women to of fice whose lové for and devotion to American institution and ideals ara unquestioned and whose characters are unimpeachable. As a part of the Americanisin program of the Le gion, we will stimulate a desire In overy man and woman tn America to qualify himself or herself to take part In all elections that are to be called In 1922 and let their voices be heard for the cause or good gov ernment and uirge that they become real and fnllfljsdged American citi zens, forearmed make their lnuuence felt in their communities, «heir states and the nation. peace under law Is with the ballot to There is a common complaint about the results of Jury trials. If th# men and wqmen who complain of the miscarriage of Justice would bear in mind that it is their obli gation to servjs upon the Juries ot the country and enforce the law, we will find the remedy for the short comings and the failing of the pres ent Jury trial jsyatem. Citizens who do not serve on Juries as a civic and patriotic duty have nO reason to complain about the miscarriage of Justice. One |vay at least to slack en, and we trust put an end to, the wave of crime now sweeping over America is Uu.t all men and women who are qualified for Jury service will seriously enter into the dis charge of this patriotic duty and not ask the Judges of the courts to ex cuse them whey they are summoned for such servljce. An aroused pub lic opinion in creating a sentiment and a desire to serve upon our Juries and have a paît in the administration of our courts and the enforcement ot our laws will do much toward break ing up this wave of radicalism and unheard of erfme wave infesting our nation today. As a part of this year's work the Americanism committee of the Le gion asks a strong resolution of all true Americans to cast their ballot for good government In America; to obey the laws and nphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and those of Our several states, with a willingness to serve as a part ot our Judiciary as members of the Jur ies in Courts ot the country. PAUL DAVIS, Chairman Americanism Committee INVENTS WATER F1I/TKRKR. A water fijterer has been invented by William Fendry, local plumber, and a miniature model has been demonstrated to tbe business men of the city during the past few days. The filterer is designed to handle water problems for communities de riving their water supply in a like manner to tlk&t of Montpelier. Pendry demonstrates the filterer by filling the reseiving tank with dirty water, which trlpance In a clear state. Settling tanks in th<|) bottom of the filterer catch all th«i much. Mr « flows out of the con STAKE BASKET BALL LEAGUE The following teams will play in the Montpelier Stake Basket Ball League for the loving cup offered by the Stake Board as the M. I. A., Basket Ball Championship Trophy: Montpelier Third Ward, Bennington, Dingle and Nounan. The schedule of the games Is as follows: February 27 Nounan vs Benning ton, at Noonan; Dingle vs. Mont pelier third at Dingle. March lJ —Nounan vs. Dingle at nington vs. Montpelier I I Nounan, Third at Bennington. March 8—Two leading teams will play In Montpelier for Championahlp. City Buys Hall Street Flusher The city council met Tuesday night for the purpose of awarding the bid for the street flusher, and the bid of C. E. Coles, representing the Howard-Cooper company of Portland was accepted. 6-ton truck equipped with Btnyre Hushe* - equipment complete, contract price is 16.980. f. o, b. this clt y> delivery to be made In time for spring cleaning. The bid of Groo A Toomer for a Republic truck and Etnyre equip ment, was in the neighborhood of 1200 higher than the bid of the Ho ward-Cooper company, but was re jected in favor of the foreign com pany. The selection of a flusher was put up to a vote to decide an outfit from among the many types upon which bids had been submitted, and it re quired many ballots to decide. Many of the councilmen were strongly in favor of letting the contract to a local dealer, Inasmuch as there was but little difference, but the majority vote ruled in favor of the Hall truck. Thls is for a Hall The in a a a In of SNOW FALL HEAVIEST IN TWENTY-SIX YEARS Old timers in Montpelier de clare that the snow fall this winter Is the heaviest in 26 years. We are Inclined to be lieve it. Along Main street In this city, the center of the street is beginning to resemble a canyon with its 6 to 8 feet of snow banked up on either aide. Wherever the snow has been kept off the sidewalks the full width of the walk, the snow heap on the curb is fully 7 test high. The total amount of snow fall during the winter is variously estimated at from 6 to 8 feet, and right now there are approx imately 4 feet on the level, after being packed by the elements. in Is JUNIOR PROM MARCH 10 The Junior class of the M. H. 8.. will stage the annual prom on the evening of March 10, in the Pavilion. The students are sparing no efforts to make this the banner dancing ev ent of the winter. The public la in vited to attend the affair. to ot BOY 8tX»UT ACTIVI TIES POSTPONED Owing to the heavy snow fall of the past few days, the program ar ranged for the Boy Scouts of the city yesterday, have been postpon ed. The dog races will he held at a later date. The snow was too deep for successful dog races. LEGION ELECTS Last week the annual election of the American Legion, Montpelier post No. 63, was held and the fol lowing were chosen officers for the ensuing year: Commander, Alma J. Winters; vice-commander; Jeese Or chard; secretary, Roy Robinson; fi nance officer, L. 8. Wedel. The ex ecutive committee Is composed of Harry Colllpriest, Robert O. Hard ing and Ralph Perkins. SECOND ANNUAL MASQUERADE BALL WILL RE MARCH 81 The second annual grand mask hall to be given in Montpelier, will be held In the Pavilion on tha even The ing of Tuesday, March 21st. promoters of the event are planning a big time for the lovers of dancing In the city and vicinity. A number of prizes will be announced later for the best sustained character, and a ladles' and gents' prize. The masquerade will be conducted under supervision of strict floor managers, and is for ladies and gen tlemen who love clean amassment In costame. de by PEG RAM MINING ACTIVITY MAY AGAIN BOOM We are informed that activity will soon be aroused in tbe mines a few miles this side of Pegrsm. Reports from the headquarters of tbe Colo r&do-Idabo Mining A Milting com pany at Denver are said to Indicate that recent tests made of whole car load lots of ore worked over at a special constructed mill neer Den ier, have proven highly satisfactory, and that It has been found that tbe ores of tbe Pegrsm district are suf ficiently rich In mineral value ta Justify tbe erection or me contem plated mill on tbe property of this company* This Is tbe company tn which M. L. DeJulien Is heavily In terested. in Ball A., as at lag an overall and apron danee in the ward hall. Tomorrow (Friday), February 24th. Big Four Orchestra Everybody welcome. Admission 26 THIRD WARD DANCE The Third Ward M. L A., are giv will coûte. U-p NOTICE OF COM MISSIONKR8 MEETING The county commissioners will hold a special meeting In the court house at Paris next Thursday, March And, at which time the special road commit tee that went to Boise recently will make a report of its acti vity In the state capital. The meeting la culled for 10:80 a. m. It SODA SPRINGS HAS NEW EDITOR Mr. J. W. Work of Brighton. Colo., took charge of the business of the Soda Springs Chieftain last Monday morning, having purchased the in terests of H. M. Nelson of this city in that publication. Editor Work la a man of wide experience in the newspaper business, having owned and operated newspapers in various Colorado and Oklahoma towns for the past thlrty-tlvs years. His son. a young man SS years of age, owns a weekly paper at the present time In Brighton, a suburb of Denver. We are sure that Mr. Work will give the people of Sods Springs a first class paper in the Chieftain, and by so doing will gain the hearty sup port of the people of that city and Caribou county, all of which will be of general benefit to our section of the great Gem state. We welcome Mr. Work to Idaho as a brother pub lisher, and wish him full measure of success. OVERALLS PARTY LAST MONDAY Scores of dancers, especially of th*. First Ward, turned out to the novel overalls and apron party given in the First Ward amusement hall last Monday evening. The party was given by the workers In the ward M. I. A., and a successful party Is reported. PRIESTHOOD MEETING SATURDAY Next Saturday at 11 a. m.. the regular monthly Priesthood meeting wilt convene in the tabernacle. The stake presidency are very deelrous of a large attendance as matters of Interest ars to be discussed. HOMH MISSIONARY SUNDAY President Edward C. Rich an nounces that Sunday, February 26 will be home missionary Sunday in Montpelier stake, and missionaries will visit the varions wards of the stake and apeak at the sacrament meetings. Every ward will be visit ed. WARD CONFERENCES Stake officers of 4he various or ganizations bsve bean attending suc cessful ward conferences in various communities of Montpelier stake during the past week. So far con ferences have been held in Nounan. Georgetown, Bennington, and tn each of the three wards of Mont pelier. PUP11R IN RECITAL Professors Jos. B. and A. C. Tuel ler will prsaent thstr pupils In vio lin and piano, tn a recital to be giv en In the tabernacle in this city next Wednesday evening, March 1st at 7:20 p. m. Tbs concert gives pro mise of being a fine event and the small fee of 10 and 16 cents will be charged for admittance. MERRILL FAMILY REUNION PIMA, ARIZONA MARCH 11 J. O. Merrill, who Is spending the last lap of his extended const visit, which started In Portland, In St. David, Arisons, writes to the Exam iner that there will be a reunion of all the Merrill families held in Pima on Saturday, March 11, and extends to all members of this extensive fam ily, a cordial invitation to attend. A notice of the- reunion appears else where In this paper. a ta tn MANY ATTEND BALL The grand ball given last Thurs day evening in tbe Gem Hall by tbe Ladles Auxiliary of tbe B. of L. F. A E.. was one of tbe largest attend ed dances given tn that popular hall this winter. Fully one hundred and fifty couples attended tbe party and enjoyed an evening of real pleasure, all having a wonderful time. When ever tbe auxiliaries at any of tbe brotherhoods stages a party It can be taken for granted that tbe party will be e success. This one was no exception to tbe rule. in 26 FAMILY REUNION. There will be a family reunion held at Pima, Arizona, Saturday, March II. 1922, where all tbe Mer rill families are cordially Invited. Signed, P. C. MERRILL. J. 8. MERRILL. J. O. MERRILL. .. tf Remember tbe big masquerade ball In the Pavilion March Slat. P. SYSTEM ISSUES MONTHLY MAGAZINE The Union Pacific System la is suing a monthly magasine for the benefit of the 60.000 or more ployes of that great system of rail roads, and the paper, while open for subscription by persons out of the railroad *srvlce. ia distributed tree to the employes of the system. Number 2 of Volume No. I, reach ed the Examiner yesterday. It la a magasine of 68 well printed pages, illustrated throughout and contains correspondence from every district in Union Pacifie territory, along with special articles on extraordinary events outside of railroad circles. We predict that the Union Pacific Magasine will be a welcome visitor monthly to the more than rifty thous and employes. em FORMER lAMlAL ENGINEER FEATURED In the February number of Union Pacific Magasine appeared the photo graphs of seven retired employee, among them Frank A. Hutchins un til recently a realdent of Montpeliar. the following atory appears In con nection with the picture: F. A. Hutchens, O. 8. L., engineer has been retired from service under the pension rules, after 37 years of continuous service. Mr. Hutchins Is a kindly man and his smiling face will be missed around Montpelier where he has scores of friends, he having decided to make bis home la Balt Lake City In the future. He has had a long railroad career and has a record to be proud of. He entered the service of Urn Union Pacific at Evanston, Wye., as fireman tn 1872 and was promoted to engineer in 1879. He resigned from the ser vice of the U. P. tn 1891 end entered the service of the O. 8. L.. in Decem ber 1884, and was employed contin uously from that time until hla re ttremen on December 16, 1981. STREET HACKS YESTERDAY Quite a number of people from various parts of the county visited Montpelier yesterday to witness the team races held on Main street In tbs afternoon. Some real races pulled orf and proved Interesting to the extreme. Starting took place tn front of the Burgoyne hotel, and the ran waa made to a point near the City Hall. Five events wera staged as follows: First race.—Cleveland of BL Charles vs. Btuckl of Paris. Won by Stuck I. Second race.—Hunter and King of Montpelier vs. Nates of Dingle. Won by Hunter and King. Third rgee.—Wlndley of 81. Charles va. Sutton of Paria. Won by Hutton. Fourth race.—Nates of Dingle vs. Reece of Bennington. Won by Reece. Flnel.—Hunter and King of Mont pelier va. Ht nek I ot Parts. Won by Hunter and King. ANNUAL FARM BUREAU MEETING The annual meeting of the county Farm Bureau will be held in the First Werd ball at Paris on Wednoa day. March let. In the morning beginning at 10:89 o'clock prompt, a meeting will be held for all community committee men and project leaders. Men and women of the various organised towns are expected to be present. A suggestive program for the year 1928 will be drawn up at this time. Mr. KJosn be present to give suggestive talks. Promptly at 18:00 p. m. a free lunch will be served tn the above hall, at which everyone Is urged to be present. Promptly at 1:00 p. m . the gener al meeting for formers, merchants, business men. nnd women will be held. A and Mias Kelly will F. no Mr. C. B. Ross, Mr. KJoeness, and Miss Kelley win be there to add their Idea*. Tbe program of work and officers for tbs county daring 1988 will be selected. Let's have a good attendance from every pert of tbe county, ber tbe time, place and day. adv It KPEC1AL LECTURE AT TABERNACLE HAT. It A. M. Miss Howells, domestic science teacher of the Montpelier High school, will give a lecture on "Color In the Hon«'' and "Costa at the tabernacle on Saturday morn ing. February 86, 11 o'clock. Tbe lecture Is held especially for the Bee Hive girls of the stake, but .. all ladles of the community are cor tf [d tally invited to attend. Design.