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A T \ / OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY > VOLUME IX NUMBER tt OROFINO. CLEARWATER COUNTY. TUAHO 7. 19 '2f. FRIDAY, JANUARY JAN 3 TO 8 COMEDY WEEK AT TME EE Y CHARLIE CHAPLIN ABSOLUTELY <nSS :, ?il 'JV$; 1 **. i The Funniest Comedy Ever Made S: ffl if Dtewiet t MdJael Notmoxid mmp fa Lcä^Sj ® «=» tt A ALSO / it RUTH OF THE ROCKIES e » ■wSK is |^K M xtx » "TMtO'f •: ■V' REX THEATRE f P > \ i \ vÇJS Ä . I?*#*» lis tl Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-11-12 pp r* k m . 11 \ ? }!• -d V y5 4. 20 and 35 cents V DON'T FORGET "THE MISFIT WIPE" AND A RIPROARING COMEDY—ON THURSDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. " THE HUNTSMAN" SEE THIS 1 Orofino Firemen Elect Officers - ANNUAL REPORTS OF OFFICERS SHOW ORGANIZATION TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE „ ° Vplunte « r * lre De = f h n n »? P °J tant " ,e _ etlnR whieh the offtnll i Ton ! 1 ^ y "'Kbt at ™ „ 1 , e ftC year 19211 nnrtVnf ti.o d o' 10 «, 16 annual re ntw L!!rL° ld offlcers were made, ^ r .. bUS,ne88 ooncerning legisla-1 = ,?a'*n he propt ' se ^ new fire alarm chief, re-elected- Chas. 6 Portfors L. L. Luttropp and Fred Luttropp I trustees Chester O™ secretary 1 and W. T. Rennell. treasurer: Perry! West and Jim Delaney, captain and 1 lleutenant of fire company No. 1;| Warren Myers and Lester Aubrev com and H. F. captain ard lieutenant of fire pany No. 2; and John Oud, captain and lieuten ant of fire company No. 3. The report of W. T. treasurer for 1920, sets of tTe organization $621.94, which includes $110 which, has been set aside for the new elec tric fir. alarm. The report of the committee in charge of the New Year dance turned over $80 more to this ' und and money Is still com ing in 1 r the benefit of same. The dance money is not inlcuded in the treasurer's report which follows: Balance in general fund .... $322.19 Money received during year. 275.40 Moneys paid out Rennell, shows the as to be 83.17 Balance . Reserve Fund, 24 W. S. S. with In. $514.42 107.52 Total assets The report of John Oud, secretary shows a. loss in membership of 12 during 1920, the chief cause of this loss being due to the change in res ilience of the members. Several new applicants for membership were re ceived during the year but not in itiated. The department answered four fires during the year which in curred a total loss of approximately $9,000 nnd which were covered by about $7,000 In insurance. Fire losses for the previous year amount ed to $6100 and were covered In in surance In the amount of $2 400. The reports of the fire company captains show no loss of equipment. A proposed bill prepared by the Idahc Firemen's association was read and a resolution adopted in structing our legislators to support the '«me. créa ion of the office of a tSate Fire Marshall, and deputies and assist ants, and defines their duties and All fire chiefs In the towns $621.94 The hill provides for the powers. and cities of the state chtef hy pro sistnnts to the state chief by pro vision of the bill, with power to en force the state and village fire or dinances. _ _ _ A committee, consisting of B. R. Schmid, John Oud and Lauren John son was appointed to make arrange ments for the Firemn's annual hall to be held on Washington's birthday. MANY DELINQUENT TAXES Oren D. Crockett, county treasur er, reports the receipt of $185.916. 34 up to and Including January 24, the lnt day on which the first In stallment of the 1920 taxes were payable, before becoming delinquent. He states there are more delinquent taxes this year than for any previ of the county's history. ous year The total amount of the delinquent taxes are not yet known as the ! work of the treasurer in making out ! delinquent certificates has not been completed. However, it is safe to estimate they will be fifty per cent greater than last year. The largest check for the first installment of taxes received from any one individ ( uni or corporation was for more ! than ?-14.000 from the Clearwater Timber Company, the second largest tax pn y° r 1n the county being the Potlatch Dumber Company, whose first installment of taxes amounted ; -to more than $09,000. Some contrast between and the smallest tax payer in Clear- j ''»'er county whose tax bill for the I two installments was 47 cents. There are numerous other property holders I Whose taxes do not amount to more ! than a dollar per year. Mr. Crockett tells of the novel experience or the smallest tax payer in the county for 191 9 whose taxes amounted to 52 1 cents, the gentleman paying the i " sUin " s of 26 «ow Tillie "almost inherits ; ml ' liop «'ollars. almost*is married I f, nd a most drowned, is a side-split 1 th '" nproariously funny story! I Ynu will laugh till you cry. at the 1 comical t& le of Tillie's broken heart. 1;| See the masterpiece of screen comedy, ''Tillie's Punctured Ho mance." Lawrence- he above Siatî Officers Are Sworn in TWO ADDITIONAL JUDGES FEA URE OF INAUGURATION—16TH LEGISLATURE MEETS Hoise, Jan. 3—The sixteenth Ida ho legislature was sworn in and of ficially took up its duties at noon today. At the same time the newly elected state officials took the oath of ofice. ceremony beautiful new house of representa tives, in the east wing of the state capitol. One of the largest crowds that has ever witnessed an inaug uration of this kind -.vas present. Immediately afterwards members of the two houses and state officials posed for the camera following which the former returned to the house and senate and organized for the session. Peter G. Johnston of Ring ham county was elected speaker of the house and E. W. Whitcomb, president pro tern of the senate. The impressive Inaugural was performed in the Col. L. V. Patch was in charge of the inaugural ceremonies. While the members-elect to both houses stood, state officials and justices of the supreme court moved in a pro cession to the rest room of the house. Retiring Chief Justice W. M. Mor gan Introdued Chief Justice John C. Rico, who succeeded him to that of fice today. In a few words Judge Morgan announced this fact and Judge Rice administered the oath. Gov. D. W. Davis, reelected, was introduced by John W. Hart, com mitteeman for Idaho. Justice Al fred Budge introduced the three new justices of the supreme court—Ro bert N. Dunn, who succeeds to the regular long term: William A. Lee. elected to the new six-year term, and Charles P. McCarthy, elected to the new four-year term. In the or der given Colonel Patch introduced Lieutenant Governor C. C. Moore. Secretary of State R O. Jones, State Auditor E. H. Gallet, State Treasur er D. F. Banks. Attorney General Roy L. Black and Miss Ethel Red field, state superintendent of d*'" lic instruction. Later he introdift-ed Stewart Campbell, state mine spector, to whom was administered a special oath. Retiring State Treasurer John W. Eagleson escort ed Treasurer Banks and retiring Mine Inspector Bell escorted In in - ! ! spector Campbell. Text of Governor's Message; Recommendations to Legislature Message of Governor D W Davis of Idaho to the Sixteenth Session of ; the Idaho Legislature, January 4 1021 . j l>t the state legislature: I If wo saw them but dimly two years ago, it certainly now is plain that the problems of peace are not ! less serious than the problems of war. Economic dfflculties are met on every side. The housing of our population, the reconstruction of living conditions, keeping labor cm Ployed In the face of tightening crcd ,LrÄ t r ,tlon1n In meeting these problems ... should find Inspiration and comfort I in the thought that the pioneers who |aid the foundation of Idaho and of tpp Kreat west refused to be discour p *' ed : although they endured far lV <at< :T, hardships and privations than 'his generation will ever know. îf dif;p P' ed to be disheartened let remember our blessings and compare our trials with those of the Pilgrim Farthers, the tercentenary of whose landing we have Surrounded by great dangers and confronted by difficulties we know not of they laid the foundation of a government toward which all the world has turned for guidance. May their wisdom and fortitude inspire and sustain us in solving the prob lems of today. Members of the Sixteenth Session ag are problem:. V, <> •IV just celebrated. ECONOMY MUST BE PRACTICED ' We must face courageously and firmly the fact that economy must be nracticed. Financial conditions Agriculture demand retrenchment, and industry are depressed; labor is none too secure In employment. dustry is heavily burdened and there 1 is uncertainty in the future. The 1 people of America are the victims of personal extravagance, of extor tion and of indolence. They have with but little protest submitted to the machinations of the profiteers and to wastefulnees of the slacker in industry. No class is free from reproach for the part it has played. All are jointly responsible, lation cannot, remedy all these evils. Economy in must return, tributors and In Legls private expenditures Manufacturers, dis retallers must give value ri>eeived and labor must do a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. Public expenditures must be curtail ed; we mufft rigidly economize, but In so doing bear In mind that radi cal curtailment of necessary expend itures is as dangerous as over-spend ing. Wo can 111 afford to suspend public building, but our building program should be limited to what we are able to bond for, which is approximately a quarter of a mil lion dollars. There should be no increase in the levying limit or our taxing bodies. HIGHWAYS The two-mill highway levy should be repealed. Two million of high way bonds were voted at the gener al election ' and will supply funds necessary to continue the federal aid road program without resorting to direct taxation. Continuation of our highway program Is vital to our best interests, but It ..fiould he done in a way that will be the least burdensome. Safeguards should be thrown around highway bonds to guard against their issuance for a longer period than the life of the road they build. THE BUDGET Within a few days there will he placed before you a budget present ing an analysis of the expenditures of each state department and insti tution. This Is the first time that an Idaho legislature or executive has had detailed information of this kind. The budget will be a valua ble guide to the members of your 1 honorable body in making provis ions for the support of the durèrent departments and institutions, recommendations of the chief utive. based upon a study or the! budget atrd a knowledge of the need i of the departments and institut ion«. ! a 'dato ä^^iÄÄr"rth r, U classified, as^Sre^bylcUon ' F'-bo Compiled Statutes for 1919, ill proposed anpropriatious for , coming biennium. ;l TUt exec 1 eminent marked the action of the ; fifteenth stsion of the legislature. That body nhollshed many boards a . n w1. POnmlf,a1onf ' and placP ' 1 respon - 1 s billty upon nine commissioners and the* constitutional officers. Greater efficiency, increased revenues and n - dticed expenditures have justified the changes made, but experience has shown tint fur.her cooperation of departmental duties is possible. Per tain minor changes will, therefore, be suggested in a spécial message lo vour honorable body during the ses «ton. Giving the department of nub He works supervision over the eon struction of all state buildings and making the budget officer a tax commissioner, so that the raising of RESPONSIBTE GOVERNMENT Fixing responsibility In state gov ' taxes ' w as W ! H t !' e,r expenditure may be scientifically studied and outlined, are that experience suggests. among the changes a RECLAMATION Our unused lands can be made Upon the use 1 made of them largely depends 1 future development. Only a small portion of our lands have been made productive. There are approximate ly 2,000,000 acres In the Snake riv er valley that may be Irrigated in large projects, our greatest asset. (iiii There are 350.000 acres of swamp lands awaiting drainage, and as much more of cut over timber lands which await only the removal nf forest refuse to be come productive. We should study the possibilities and needs of the various sections of the state and be ready with infor mation to Invite capital to assist in their development upon the return of normal financial conditions. Let us not be blinded by a belief that it will be possible for the fed eral government to develop all our reclamation possibilities, are many small, embracing from a few hundred to a thousand acres, which will not in terest the government, yet in the aggregate they will provide homes for hundreds of families and add millions to the wealth of the state. More than 80 per cent nf our in crease in population during the past decade is on our 2.500.000 acres of irrigated land, or the towns princi pally supported by them. The banks of our Irrigated districts contain two-thirds 01 the total bank depos its of our state. These facts indi cate the great possibilities awaiting the development of our unused lands. for there feasible projects 2 in We made no more wise appropria tion at the last session than the $20,000 used for measuring theflow of our streams and inventorying the state's water resources. We should continue these investigations so that our great water assets may be fully known and thus make possible an outlining of plans for the reclama tion of every acre they supply. An accurate knowledge of our water ré sout ces will tend to Invite capital to undertake their development, will safeguard the Interests of capital (Continued on last page.) Miss Evelyn Merwin arrived In Orofino Tuesday afternoon from Elk Hiver and will establish her donee here in order to take up her duties as county school superinten dent next Monday. Miss Merwtn has taught In the public ehools of Clear water county for seven rest- ; , . years and bears the reputation of being one of the best instructors in the county. 1 i ! U SFJfATE PASSES FIRST BILL OF 0IVm0 "EMBERS FREE STATUTE BOOKS Davis Indorsed for Cabinet Job ;l PnU» 1 x 1 f' 7d.ilio, Jan. 4, The Idaho 1 legislature In Joint session this nf-1 ; ternoon tinanimously indorsed Gov ernor D. W. Davis for appointment an secretary of the Interior. The - 1 action came immediately after Gov ernor Davis read his message. Cop of (lie resolution were ordered - dispatched to President-elect Tlard ing and to all members of congress Senator E. W. Whitcomb, president fro tern of the senate, introduced the resolution, and senator Vanhoes en, minority leader, In a strong ad dress urged the legislature to In dorse the resolution unnnimouslv. He declared that because of the ef ficient business administration der Governor Davis this state is the mecca for chief executives of other states who wish to study conditions here. The joint assembly thereaf ter passed the resolution. Is 1111 - r. er The house of representatives fin ished what business it could attend to Tuesday morning in 15 minutes and adjourned until the joint session in the afternoon, nounced the appointment of Repre sentatives Fait, Galbraith and Derr as a committee on mileage. Aid to Farmers. Senator Witty of Rannock county Is author of the first bill introduced in the senate. It pronoses to give re lief to farmers from payment of the 1920 tax until after they are able to move their crops, most of which are being held on th» farm awaiting a better price and a lower freight rate. The bill provides that nay men t of real and personal taxes be extended until the fourth Monday in May. 1921. The hill carries an emergency clause providing for its becoming operative immediately up on signature by the governor. Senators Yeaman, Johnston and Vanboesen, a committee, changed the press room because of the noise made there by the ue of typewriters. The clatter drowned the oratory of the senators. C. C. Moore announced a commit tee on rules, comprising Monson, Thomas Mix, Reed and Whitcomb. The speaker an T. ness following adjournment of the joint session, on of Message Is Short. Neither house transacted any busi Governor Davis was escorted to the house chambers shortly before 2 o'clock and while legislators then in joint session stood, took his place the speaker's rostrum. from which he addressed the meeting clearly and distinctly. It is one of the shortest messages that has been read to an Idaho legtshlattve body. Governor Davts was frequently In terrupted by applause from mem bers and spectators there being n large gallery present. The senate passed the first hill of the session by Featherstone. Monspn and Whitcomb, which seeks to give to members of the two houses the compiled statutes of the state with out cost. Senators Ring of Boun dary and Yeaman of Bonneville were named the senate printing commit tee. To Take Office Next Monday FIVE NEW OFFICIALS TO SWORN IN—OTHERS JUST "7 NEW TERM BE Fiv new faces will be soon at the oust) on and after next Mon day. the day when the new county officials will take office and be "woni-In. They are Willian J. White, county commlsloner elect for the first district; Mrs. Effte E. Me Collum, treasurer; Evelyn Merwin school superintendent; P. H. Shea,' sheriff and S. M. Snyder, Probate Judge. The remaining officers, with the ««septton "f the auditor, were reelected und will merely start on 1 new term. At 9 o'clock Josenh Kauffman. countv auditor win a* minister the oath or office to tho county commissioners who will then elect a churl.nan who will admlnls ter the oath lo the remaining mem ber of Hr 1 court official family. in this county will all he repub with the exception again of the auditor, who Is a democrat. This Is the first term during the county's history when a woman official will fill any office outside that of tba county superintendent's, Mrs. Mc Collum, treasurer, claiming the hon The of fleers Mean. or. The retiring officials are: sheriff r. W. Garrison; school superinten dent E. Cecil Parker: Probate Judge, W. H. Gillespie;- Treasurer. Oren D. Crockett, and county commission er S. M Snyder, all of whom will quit office with the consciousness of having served the county faithfully during their incumbency. Mr. Sny der served two successive terms on the board of commissioners and will retire from that ofice to take up the duties of Probate Judge Mr. Croc kett served three terms as treasurer and Sir. Shea was apointed to the -li''riff's office and served a year, succeeding former sheriff Sullivan' County attorney F. E. Smith will start his fourth term Monday and T. F. Edwards, county surveyor, will commence his d term Next Sunday morning Rev. J. Hoffman w(U continue his series of sermons on Christian fundamentals. The topic will be a continuation of the sermon preached last Sunday, which was on "The Resurrection an Historical, not a Theological or Philosophical Problem." Prof. Rich mond will give an illustrated lec ture in the evening. The pastor will preach in the evening at Fraser MORGAN THANKS VOTERS The following letter was received from Wm. M. Morgan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho, whose term of office is about to pire and which communication are especially pleased to publish Mr. Morgan retires from the chief Justiceship with the confidence and satisfaction of the people as to his fitness and ability and with the sonal realization of gaining usual and deserved honor. Clearwater Republican. Orofino. Idaho. Dear Sir: — ex we per an un The expiration of my term of of fice is at hand and I will , . greatly appreciate your kindness if you will say to the citizens of Idaho, through the columns of the Clearwater Re publican. that I quit the public ser vice with a sense of deep and last ing gratitude to each and all of them for electing me to the office of Justice rtf the Supreme Court, and, thereby, permitting me to realize my greatest earthlv ambition Yours very trulv, Wm. M. MORGAN.