Clearwater Reit blican
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY'
VOLUME VIII NUMBER 5
OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTV, IDAHO
FRIDAY, MAY 2 . 1919.
Commissioners Elect Officers
and Appoint Directors.—
Meeting Dates Set.
George W. Casteel, E. U. Falen
and Cully Mooers, the newly ap
pointed commissioners of the
Grangemont Highway District, met
on Tuesday, April 29th, in the of
fice of the Clearwater Highway Dis
trict, Orofino, and perf-cted their
organization by the election of
George W. Casteel as President, and
E. U. Falen as Secretary-Treasurer.
Fred Frazier was appointed Deputy
Director of Division No, 1, and
Ingvart Hanson as Deputy Director
of Division No. 2. The second Sat
urday of each month, at 10 a. M.
was decided upon as the time for
the regular monthly meetings.
The office headquarters ot the
Grangemont Highway District will
be •n the Burns and Brown Block,
and in the same room now occupied
by the Clearwater Highway District,
• which will be used by both districts
The officers of the Grangemont
Highway District will meet with
the Orofino Highway restrict com
missioners, within ten days, to ar
range a settlement between the two
districts. The Republican predicts
an energetic, conservative and suc
cessful administration for the
..rangemont Highway District.
Girls' Club Holds Party.
The Misses Eunice Keller and
Amsel Greer entertained the girls'
club last Thursday evening, at the
Morrison home. For once, boys
were far in majority, and it is
feared that brothers and male
friends of the club members had dif
ficulty in locating portions of their
wardrobes next day. The evening's
program pop stated of "pig", fortunes,
and games—with variations, and
S dainty refreshments were heartily
M enjoyed by all present, though it
Jf necessitated the forfeiture of one or
Methodist Church News.
Sunday School attendance was
away ahove par last Sunday, 175
being present. Would not that be
fine for the regular record? We
will gladly welcome you to our reg
The theme for the Centenary Ser
mon next Sunday is "Life Service."
How the war opened the eyes or
this country to the fact that unself
ish service is the way to true great
ness. Jesus said, "Whoever will be
greatest among you let him be ser
vant of all," and "I am among you
as him that serveth." We want
young people, especially, at this
meeting, and we may help you to
choose a life work that will pay In
greater values than money.
F. L. Moore, Pastor.
The School of Thrift
ran include all pimples- its
cure encircles the globe.
The students are of every nation
ality. age and creed.
The lessons to be learned are deep
and lasting in their effect they in
clude character-building and
The "course" qualifies for promi
nence In any walk of life -In any
trade or profession.
Enroll today -start a Savings
Account In this Institution.
Bank of Orofino GH
mmvf t OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS 190,000.
• 5 Percent. On Savings and Certificates of Deposit.
Seniors Have Outing.
i The High School Seniors had
I outing Wednesday,
taken to the Jennings place, on the
south side of the river, by Samson
Snyder, in his new Dodge car, and
brought home in the afternoon.
They were rigged out for a good
time 'Sind certainly had it. Mias
Amsel Green and Prof. Richmond
chaperoned the party.
Portfors Sells Studebaker.
Charles O. Portfors sold his Stude
baker car to Mrs. Phillips, of Fraser
and left for Lewiston Monday morn
ing, to bring in another car of this
make. The Studebaker is one of the
best autos on the market. it has
graceful lines and its mechanism is
the acme of simplicity and power.
Tile fame of the Studebaker wagon
is reflected in the public approval
of the Studebaker car and Mr. Port
fors is fortunate in securing the
agency of this popular manufac
turer of superior wheeled vehicles.
OROFINO DEFEATS FRASER
Ninth Inning Rally Turns Game to
Credit of Local Team.
The Orofino base ball team met
and defeated the Fraser nine, on
tiie local grounds Sunday afternoon,
in a fast and hard fought battle to
tune of 7 to 6. The game was
the first one on the season's
schedule for both teams and was
witnessed by a large number ot
local fans, who were well pleased
with the showing made.
A ninth inning rally won the
game for Orofino, when, with two
out and one on base, a clean hit
over second, brought home the
bacon. Orofino had the best of the
game until the seventh inning when
Fraser scored two runs, having al
ready scored two each in tne first
and sixth, making the score 6 to 5,
a decided advantage for the visitors.
Orofino scored one, three and one
runs in the first, third and fourth
innings respectively, and was shut
out until the ninth.
The next game will be played
here Sunday. May fourth, against
Beck, and promises to be a last and
hard contest. The local nine, how
ever, is in first class shape, and con
fident of a victory.
Local Red Cross Work:
The work at Red Cross Rooms is
rapidly drawing to a close. The
ladies of the community nave re
sponded nobly in finishing up the
In this, no one has been more
faithful than Grandma Moore,
mother of Rev. Moore, of this place,
she having turned out more gar
ments In proportion to those many
years younger. It is wonderful to
note the neatness and exactness of
We thank the ladies one and all
for faithful service.
Red Cross Chapter Headquarters.
Plan New Road
at Recent Meeting
Will Be Fifty Miles Long from
Greer to Bungalow' and Pass
Through Weippe and Pierce.
District Engineer G. H. Laut/., of
Missoula, and R, A. Hamilton, Su
pervisor of the Clearwater National
Forest, representing the government
forests interests, met Monday night,
in Mr. Hamilton's oftir*. with high- *
way commissioners R. H. Bailey,
Charles L Carey and John R Col
lins and Secretary T. B. Reed, of
.. TT1 . ,
♦he Pierre Hisrhwav Dhript r«nd
commissioners Matt Erb and Samson
Snvdor of the Clearwater Highway I
, . , .. • . .
District, to consider the construe
tion of a road from Greer to the
Bungalow, at the mouth or the Oro
grande, on the North Fork, about
12Û miles up the river from Ah
vahka. The proposed road will be j
over fifty miles in length and will
pass through Weippe and Bierce,
Tiie maximum grade is to lie five
per cent with a sixteen foot road |
bed. No hard surface to be built at [
present, but a well crowned dirt |
highway will be constructed. This
important highway will be built by ,
be government forest service, in co- 1
opertaion with the Clearwater anil
Pierce Highway Districts. If plans
go through survey will possibly be
commenced in three weeks. Survey
is to be made by the Bureau of Bull
lie Roads, and tiie construction will
be by contract. The estimated total
cost will be between $4000.00 and
$5000.00 per mile. Mr. Lautz re
commends the construction of the
proposed road, and plans must be
forwarded to the Secretary of Agri
culture, at Washington D. C.. for
final aproval. By a special act of
congress, appropriations of money,
ror tbs construrtion of roads and
trails, wholly or partly within
highway is one of the most import
ant moves, in road construction,
that has been undertaicen in Clear
water County. It will not only open
national forests, is provided for the
protection and administration of the
forests, am' to give employment to
building of this
a vast territory to easy access for
the forest service, but will improve
tlje transpoi tation facilities into the
Fraser, Weippe and Pierce sections,
as well as give employment to a
large number of workmen,
road will be entirely within Clear
water County, and w til be a sub
stantial boost for this favored coun
Girls Make Long Hike.
The Misses Evelyn Merwln, Mary
Beigert , and Agnes Gillespie went to
Greer Sunday, hy the Clearwater
short line route, but between trains.
After Noodle soup and its various
accompaniments at the Gamble
Hotel, they went on up to the Wil-,
Hams mine on Lolo Creek, and re- ;
turned to Orofino In the evening.
Kind friends offered condolences in
asked for choice in
hymns and flowers,but tne trio ap
peared Monday morning at their re
The next goal Is
! sportive duties.
I Elk River.
War Veteran Returning.
Word lias just been received that
Charles McEachron, of the 18th Ry.
Eng'rs, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
McEachron was aboard the transport
Texan and sailing for home,
pears from the cablegram that the
uitlre regiment is aboard the ship,
which left Bordeaux April 16th, and
vtll reach New York some time this
Charles enlisted shortly after our
country entered the war. trained at
Camp Lewis and his regiment was
the first troop to leave there for
overseas, departing from that can
tonment before any of the draft con
tingents began to arrive. This reg
iment did not serve as a unit In
France, being split up and sent
where needed. Major Hauser, son
of Eric V. Hauser, of Portland. Is In
command of the company ,and has
assembled his men and Is bringing
the regmlent back Intact.
Later.—Mr. McEachron received
n telegram, Tuesday, from his son
Charles, announcing his arrival la
Letter of Interest
i Local Boys Write
, Jess Oliver and Archie Rowland
j Write From Germany.—Both
in Army of Occupation.
1 »een »aek from my trip to
* rance alK >ut a week, anti am back;
at the same old rounds again.
-lei I « M» you could
he, ' n with me on that trip. I often :
think «VI vmi vit n I ...
l,,mK 01 >oa v in n 1 m'e some Ol
the beautiful and historic place '
I «>^e and think how you
Would eniov seeing tlw.m
" 011,11 ellJO - !,et ln g ui> m. leinap»,,
'"'"«''■ne. when George and I have ;
(made our fortunes we will all com
ovèr liere again, and loon it over i
Aix les Bains is located in one oi
March 20, 1919.
the historic parts of France and ha
some old ruin, that date
before Christ's time. Hannibal pas- 1
| sed through there 011 one of his
[ campaigns against the
| The country around Aix is rough and
broken, something like our west. 1
, made a trip to the top of Moqnt
1 Re\ard and enjoyed a couple of
hours skeing. From there you can
see Mont Blanc and Saint Ber
nards pass, also Hannibals pass,
The trip up the mountain is made
on a little cog railway,
The V. M. C. A. has charge of thf
Casino there, which is among the
most beautiful buildings in the
world. It cost seven million franc
and took eleven years to build.
There is something going on there,
in the line of entertainment, every
minute from seven in the morning
until midnight, except two hours at S.
noon, to clean up, every uay. One
of the best things a fellow gets on
these leaves is a good lied to sleep in.
My bunky and I had a room there
that was good enough tor a .king.
We sure enjoyed it too. I missed j
my breakfast almost every morning j
while I was there. Don't believe all |
you read in the
feather beds for they don't,
papers about the
of Occupation s.eeptng in
may, but not the members of the
ammunition train. I have a straw
tick and three blankets on the floor
for mine. This is some Improvement
1 over war times, but not much.
I don't seem to be able to write a
good letter any more. Perhaps it j
Is because I have a touen of that !
disease that only a look at the !
Statue of Liberty can cure, but
there really Isn't much to write
about. We have been having good
weather and things are beginning to
come to life again. The rields are
getting green and the ouds are
there to help.
suppose George will oe farming
How I wish I was
to beat the band by the
get this. Gee!
Arden must be getting to be
quite a man. Verl writes that he ;
can stand alone. It seems to me [
he is getting that accomplishment
rather young. If you aren't careful
he will be built like the doughboy
who said "thank God for my bow;
the big shell
through between them.
Try and send me his picture as
I got tne one of
soon as you can.
you and him standing in the door
,T got two letters from you folks
the other day that were written ,
last June They had been to the !
18th Infantry which shows how ■
near I came being in the Infantry 1
when I came to the front.
It was only through some slip in j
the war machine that I didn't land
We are getting things fixed up
pretty good here now. Have a big
dining room, built a bath house and
canteen, also a place to have shows
Most of the outfits
have show troops organized and we !
have shows or movies two or three
times a week. Our afternoons are
devoted to athletics. We have a
ball team In the making and expect
to have some good games as soon as
the weather gets a lit tin better.
It looks as though we would be
here for a long time yet.
A bunch of us were named this
(Continued on page 6)
Will Hunt Lust Men.
j ('has. A. Fisher left Orofino, for
! Slocums, Wednesday morning, by
auto, taking with him Hill Walsh
and George Wilson, who are going
to the North Fork to locate MU
Nleeliam, Phil Schooler and Ed
I Peterson. Niesham and his compan
ions are supposed to have left the
Bungalow, at the mouth of the Oro
grande, about 120 miles up the
river from Ahsahka, about sixteen
days ago, on a hand raft. It is
more than likely, however, that the
party stopped either at John Lar
son's or John Swanson's camp.
Hill Walsh and Geo. Wilson will
, . . . , ..
' ' ' c amp on '*
'"7 n ^t *7 n „
^ hL r n wil go
: 1 * ' ,v On account ot
l,u I» I'!»l»ont lines being down, no
' from j
"■'* ul, '" ; North >° rk a
; ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE .
brated their centennial anniversary
Mu<ic, Address and Reports Interest
Members and Guests.
The 1. U. Ü. F. p of Orofino, cele
on Saturday night.
holding an open meeting, in their
nail, in conection with the Rebeccas,
vliich was well atended by members
of the order, together with
wives and invited guests.
entertained the assem
blage with two well rendered solos.
W. M. Chandler delivered an inter
esting adress on the aims of Odd
Fellowship and Its beneficial accom
plishments. A very interesting relic
was shown, being a brick from the
Minors Cannot Drive Cars in Idaho.
The following extract from
Rules and Regulations, adopted by I
the Public Utilities Commission', of
the State of Idaho, is published foi
the information of the public.
Rule No. 11—No person under
ilie age of eighteen years shall oper-iis
j with great pride,
j the last session of the Grand Lodge,
building in which the first Odd Fel
lows lodge was instituted in the U.
The I. O. O. F. is one of
strongest and most popular fraternal
organizations in the world,
cord of ibis philanthropic body, in
the world war can also be pointed to
The report of
Sept. 1. 1918, showed over 120,000
members of the order In the service
of tiie U. S., and 1025 golden stars
consecrate the loyalty of its mem
An appetizing lunch was served
by the Rebeccas.
It was an enjoy
able anniversary, Jong to be .emem
ate, drive or direct any motor ve- !
hide upon any road
state of Idaho.
within the I
Officers empowered to enforce !
this rule will be compelled to act
; after May Slh. when the oruer takes
The Fidelity State Bank service is
helpful for the reason that It Is
planned to care for all your finan
cial and business needs, wnatever
they may be—the ordinary dally re
quirements and also those unusual
This year and during
the coming years, you will find
the service dependable.
FIDELITY STATE BANK
MEMBER AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION.
Goo. H. Waterman. President
Dr. J. M. F«frjy. Vice Preside»
Beni. A Sc hmi d , Cashier
K. C. Wi nmai l . Ai'l Cash.
May Make Films
in Kamiah District
Producer of Paramount-Artcraft
Pictures in Kamiah Looking
for Setting for New Play.
this afternoon with a view to using
the ''alley as the sett ln« for
a new film picture he is producing.
preliminary arrangements for
. , 7« * . , V '
ma(le a telephone message re
George A. Melford, director for
the Famous Blayers-l.asky corpora
tion which produces the I'aramount
and Artcraft pictures and which in
owned by a number of tiie loading
movie stars Douglas Fairbanks.
Charlie Chaplin and Mary Bickford
is expected to arrive in Kamiah
celved last evening by F. II. Reb
berg from Mr. Stanton
the Lewiston Tribune.
Mr. Melford has been In Lewiston
looking for the right kind of a lo
cation for tiis picture and Mr. Stan
ton recommended Kamiah to hint as
the ideal place. He will be received
by a delegation of our best boosters
and given ample opportunity to get
a good view of the Kamiah valley
from all angles. And we miss our
guess if, after he has seen It, he
does not pronounce It as beautiful a
spot as lie has found In the West.
What the concern wants for its
picture are the following: a small
town, a wide and prettily located
valley, high mountains, running
water in both large and small
streams, rough country, crags, cliffs,
lots of pines, cowboys, Indians and
all the local color that goes with
these. And Kamiah has them all.
If this place is selected. Mr. Melford
will bring here a company of about
twenty-two people, included la
which will be many of his biggest
stars. They will arrive in about
a week or ten days and it will re
quire about two months to make
the picture Further than this, it
one picture is made here and all goes
satisfactorily, it may mean that this
valley mav become the background
for many pf the best productions of
the great Paramount corporations
and Kamiah scenery will be thrown
on hnudrels of screens over the
whole world. The Paramount people
are recognized in motion picturedom
as the leading makers of films and
they spare no expense to get just
what they want for their pictures.
So, even their coming to look at
Kamiah is a compliment to the rep
Nation of our valley, but we have
I mean much more than this.— Kam
ia» Progress. April 24.
Every one living in the country
re i.i- ded that "Shoulder Arms'"
j confidence that Melford's visit will
! is the funniest picture ever made,
I and that it will be shown Saturday
I Mav ord, at 2 p m., Rex Theatre,
! admission i5 r.nd 25 cents. Remem
ber a big six reel show including
three of the funniest reels ever
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