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PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1918 TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 51 NEWS OF OUR SOLDIER BOYS Our Interesting Letters from Boys at Home Camps and Abroad. From Carl Halverson. Aug. 18.—Dear Mother: I guess you will be surprised to hear that I am over here in France. Well, it is not so bad over here as the people hack home think it is. If you could see the people here, how happy they are, you would never think there was any war here now. I don't want you to worry over me, for I am safe over here. No danger where I am at all. You want to be as happy as you can. Don't worry, for that will do no good. I am still with the machine gun and have it company very get ting good eats, and that is what counts a lot. We never go hungry; always as much as we want. From Louis Alsager. Aug. 22.—Dear Folks: I am still ■well and getting along fine. I am getting my mail all right now, so don't ■worry about that any more. A while ago you asked me if I had been under shell fire. It has been quite a while ■ago since we got our first experience, and we have been in the thick of it several times since then. But I have come out of it without a scratch so Tar. It sure is some experience the first time, when the Boches throw over everything they have, from gas shells to high explosives and you are crouched in a little hole or going over the top. This is a great country for grapes. One can see grapes here on every hill side. The French are harvesting their grain crops now. They cut the grain the old way, with scythes, with a cra dle on it, and then go over the fields afterwards and pick up all the grain they missed. I have been getting The Index, two or three papers at a time. The people here drink more wine than water, but you don't see anyone that is drunk. From Harold Hunt. (Harold Hunt is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hunt, former residents of Emmett, and grew up in this city.) July 23—Dear Mamma: Everyone is very much interested in the present ■drive. I was talking to one of the ■wounded men and he said the only kick he had was that he could not get ■close enough to the Germans. I have been transferred to the 54th artillery, C. A. C., a replacement or ganization, as auto instructor at O. and T. Auto No. 2. I hate to have to leave the old bunch, but guess I've no right to complain, as the officers did all they could to block the trans fer. My records have all been for warded to the city and I am merely waiting for orders to move. I'm in no hurry to move and perhaps if I re main here much longer they will for get I'm transferred and I'll remain with the fellows. July 24—This is my last night with the old company. Have orders to go to the city tomorrow. Limoges, France, Aug. 12—Got two Bundles of papers a few days ago and spent some pleasant moments over them. All the papers were old. The Indexes were dated in May. I no ticed with interest letters from the JEmmett boys. Intend to write some of them sometime. Do you know which Skinner boy does so much writ ing? (It is Clarence W.) School closed last Saturday and we -took the men back to their billets, and on the way back got the new bunch of students from another village. I told you, did I not, that I was in ■charge of a section of students? Well, last night the lieutenant read us the ■order making the section leaders cor porals and I was included, company is on the last lap of their Sure wish I was with them. The old journey. Our old captain has been transferred to General Pershing's staff as major. I had a long talk with him just before lie left. August 17—Do you realize that in •eight more days it will be five months since we left our country? In an other month I'll be entitled to a gold service chevron to wear on my left arm just above my coat cuff. There are a number of fellows here with one, and a few with two, while in October the first soldiers will get their third. What do you think? A few days ago I got letters from some Emmett girls. They had read a letter of mine in The Index. My address was given. So they wrote me very interesting let ters chuck full of news. Was I sur prised? Well, you can guess. Is Loyd still at Honolulu? / UK ' tv rV an, t Btil ' wor lr k i n * in the iVuke omce"oZ7Sy e and I said I wouldn't, besides l had , , • u ,, 4<u/ ,, 3 > n ° Bt f ^ ' ' » c ' you re getting a taste of it now." So ! 8 \ am 8tuck - Thebath bou8e age of water. So will have to wait for another rain soon or there will be no bath. You should hear some of the wounded Frenchmen returned from , « m . .1 » rp, the front praise the Americans. They ,, . . r. ,. an say they are he greatest fighters ever; always full of pep and allow no one to get downhearted. Every t.me they make a charge they do » yelling and singing. Am I learning much French ? Well, you should hear me talk to some of these people. When I get in a pinch I can get along fine and say almost anything. The' last few nights the fellows in my room have been dreaming they were back in the States and last night I dreamed I was having an awful time just this evening the papers stated by next Jen, w, won.d h.„ an army of 4 million over here, then we would do something. Some one is always taking the joy out of life, aren't they? My address is Corpora! Harold S. Hunt, 54th Beg. Art., C. A. C., O. & T. Center No! 2, T. A., A. P. O. 753, A. E. F. France. NEWS OF SOLDIERS Cartee Wood, formerly an attorney of this city, left Friday with a draft contingent for Camp Lewis. Malcolm Anderson, who a few weeks ago, enlisted in the navy, was home a few days this week to visit his parents, returning yesterday to Seattle. He has been assigned to the naval aviation branch, and expects to be sent to San Diego for training very soon. , —-_ In a letter to Mrs. E. R. Lark, Joe; Hoyt says he is located at l amp Dodge, Iowa. Raymond Fowler arrived Monday to spend a week with his mother and' »>«— ». h„ i»,. course of instruction as radio electric -1 ian at Harvard university, and has , , . -, „ . . been sent to San Francisco to await the completion of a destroyer before, entering upon active service. He ex pects to go to Russia. He »w Abe, Hitt at Frisco and says that while he ,s making good in the camp there, he chafes at the delay m putting him in to active service 10 active service. Blaine Gilkerson is in New York E. K. Hayes yesterday received a blank to fill out regarding Mr. Gil kerson's standing in the community, which is the final step before going overseas. Wesley Mack and James Phillips departed Monday for Camp Lewis. awaiting orders to embark for France; and serve as a Y. M. C. A. worker. Douglas Knox, Jr., is at Jackson ville, Fla., but in a letter to his father states that he will leave shortly to at tend a school for auto mechanics, place unknown. Miss Minnie Pipher ended a leave of absence on Monday, and in re sponse to orders left for the naval | hospital at Bremerton, Wash., to re sume her duties as nurse. I ; j Is Report True. : Near relatives of Wm. Kuckku are greatly worried for his safety. Re-, ports that he has met death at the front in France have been insistent since July, but no official confirmation has been received. week received a copy of a letter writ ten by a friend. Earl Abbott, to his mother in Boise, stating that Mr. Kuckku was killed prior to July 17. He gave no particulars beyond that. Of course, the hope is still held out,| in view of no official notice being Mrs. Kuckku this given, that another Kuckku was in the casualty list. No letter has been received from him for more than three months. Fined for Being Drunk Pete Peterson of Cascade was ar rested Sunday for being intoxicated and was before Judge Sutton on Mon-: day. He declared he found the booze j in the road, and the judge fined him : $100 for having such good eyesight, He paid the fine and remarked that ; never again would he pick up a bot tie of liquor if he should meet it in, the middle of a highway. ! -- Ward pumps, cylinders, pump jacks, ; pipe, drive points and other well sup-j plies at Whitman & Co. THAT HE MAY NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN He was not different from your own boy. I watched him that bri * ht J ^ afternoon ' "W* a1 ™* thî street with his com rades en route to camp with mingled thankfulness and pride. Then came word of hi.s sailing. Then his cable of arrival. At infre QU ent intervals through the long winter his letters. Then silence, * . . Sometimes now I awake in the night to find myself whis pering his name. I cannot believe it true that he has gone Least of ®». n 1 the hamed and heroic so 1 of France his breathless body lies, 4 Hls ^letters so well remembered and so precious now, seem to ^ denial1 ° f hl18 end ' Of his like 1 have no more to give. My own frail powers are weary with their years. .But in his name and . .. T Su r u- u l. V «T r spirit I still may serve the cause for which he gave his all. I still P that ,/ rave array of manh ood and of valor which is the > frontier of our embattled native land. United States Government Bonds Of the Fourth Liberty agency g g > . - r y , ,, _ „,, J , . - , .. mad ? U P mer «ÿ ° f dollarS ' The J are f ähl p.S. food, supplies equip ™ ent * " 5 Y the power and wrath behind the sword we wield. u 0h - >'0 U , fa £ erä " h ° have „ S , 0I H m *r anC€ <? r " the her( ' at home, help them carry on. You others who have neither sons ? elf , t0 * 1Ve ' hoV | boundless IS your debt ! Buy your country S : bonds—from your plenty or your rmte, buy them ! Buy them that our crusade prosper, or our dead have died in vain. unnr ITfllfr [ MORE LEAVE fiPTfiRFD Q UÜ I UDlII 3 Last of the Class 1 Men Called to Training Camp—Another Call in October. The List Chauncey Payne. Claude Whiteside. John Fulgham. Heber Cole. Thomas Patten. Claude Davenport. Charles Walker. Harold Ackerman. The eight men who are called to entrain October 9 for training camp, p ract i e ally exhausts Class 1. The first three of the above list are taken fr0m th . e ^Lyear-old ^gistrante lind are volunteers waiving deferred, the few that are left in Class 1 in this county. Foregt wu , iam Hi ^ jns hag ^ for , imited service and will ]eaye 0ctober 2 for Jeffer30n Bar in Missouri . Mr . Higgins was sent ^ Camp Lewis> but failed t o cQme tQ the phyaical requirements. ft ii Questionairs have been sent to all j registrants in the last registration, The drawing, it is announced, will taken place in Washington early next' week and all will then know the order which they are to be called. Judge Isaac Smith presided over the days* session of the district court Monday and Tuesday. The following ca3es were disposed of as given be how* ' „ , _ _ t , - j Bullard 4 Johnson Shee P and ^ nd Co. vs. H. D. and J. M. Johnson. Dis DISTRICT COURT NEWS missed at plaintiff's cost. Bullard & Johnson S.. & L. Co. vs. Geo. H. Johnson. Dismissed at plain tiff s cost. Harvey Gatfield vs. A. Cruickshank. Continued. Bullard & Johnson S. & L. Co. vs. Jose Uberuaga. Dismissed at plain tiffs cost. Perry W. Spratt vs. A. Little, John McNish, Emmett Irrigation District. Denurrer to cross complaint of Em mett Irr igation District was with-j drawn bv pontiffs attorney and 20 days piven ; which t0 answe r. ^ola di Brown vs. Graveling and Grading district. By apreement attorn evs were given 10 days to file brie fs. j. T Juvenal vs . l. A. Wilson, Motjon of plaintiff to ret ax the costs Divorce granted. Ruth Peterson, et al vs. City of Em Involves vorce. for assessment mett. denied. State vs. Wm. Fuller, larceny of a Arraigned and plead not guilty. Trial set for ! cow. Bond fixed at $2000. November 12. Thirty jurors ordered impaneled for November term. ca l e ndar. A waterspout washed out the dam being built by Walter Little to store the waters of Crane creek for the pur pose of irrigating a portion of his Crane creek ranch. I he dam was nearly completed »hen the flood 'wrecked it. The works are being put in by Charlie Hughes of this city under the supervision of Elmer For Recess taken to October 29 to set Flood Washes Out Dam shay. : OTITr nmilfrilTI All nr STATE CONVENTION OF VU P T II M« U. I. U. Will Be Held in Emmett Three Days, October 8, 9 and 10 The annual convention of the Idaho W. C. T.. U. will be held in Emmett Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 8-10. It is expected a large number of delegates from all parts of Idaho will be present. The local Union is arranging to tertain the visitors. At a meeting held Tuesday, Mrs. Finley, Mrs. Pat t j son an d Mrs. Whitman were chosen as delegates to the convention and Mrs. Margaret Dillon as fractional delegate. Mrs. Creswell and Mrs. Whitman have been appointed as a committee on places of entertainment. t 1 " " en Monday Morning, October 7 1:30 p. m. — Meeting of the official board and executjons ; Tuesday. October 8 9:30-Devotions, Mrs. Julia Brain ^ Payette. 9:4o—Convention caned to order by »w" Saljte to the Flag, Ro „ „ of officers ca superin. tendents. Minutes of official meeting. Appointment of committees, reports of officers. 11:00—Special music. Mrs. Kingler. Reading, Ina Sheets. Reading, Viola Creswell. 12:00—Noontide prayer and mem orial service, Mrs. Esther Rose, Afternoon 1-30—Devotions, Mrs. Longstroth, w ' Ider -, . Introduction of hostesses and chair man of committee. Five minutes report of superintend ents. 2:45—Special music, Rev. Adams. 3:00—The best things of our year— Local Presidents (5 minutes each.) ments. 4:30—Announcements and adjourn Evening 6:00—Reception. 7:30—Song service. Rev. Adams. Patriotic song. 7:50—Invocation, Rev. Mr. Lathrop. 8:00—Welcome from city, R. E. Rose ley. Welcome from churches. Rev. Fin Welcome from Commercial Club, Mr. Rundstrom. Welcome from W. C. T. U., Mrs. son. Boise. Offering, Barbor. Response, Mrs. Alice Thompson. New Plymouth. Special music. Reading, Mrs. Barton. Star Spangled Banner. 8:30—Address, Rev. Mr. Christian Announcements and adjournments. Wednesday Morning 9:30—Meeting called to order by president Devotions, Mrs. Kirby, Blackfoot. 9:45—An Hour of Rejoicing and Thankgiving— 1. Victories of the Year, Mrs. Dr. continued. 12.00— Noontide prayer, j jao— D ^ vot i ons , Mrs. S.' D. Piper, Council j :40 _CompeU t ive u j ZI Smith. Caldwell. 2. Outlook, Mrs. Jones. Pocatello. 3. Individual Responsibilities, Mrs. Victoria Bdmiett. 10:40—Reports of superintendents Department 2:30—Special music. President's address. 12:00-Noontide prayer. i*oo _Executive. ™ w Ä 1:30—Devotions, Mrs. Winfield, Shoshone. 1:45-Minutes and report of execu-. tive,. -30-Hopes and aims for the new vear. • 3;00 _ReporU of committees. Un ß^^ed business. 'Final adjournment. There wi " i; e a <*"ed meeting next Tuesday afternoon at the home Of Mrs. Wilbur on Fifth street. President Emma Barbor reported a most enjoyable time at the district convention held in Boise Sep .ember 3:00—An hour with ex-presidents, (15 minutes each.) 4:00—Recitation hour, Mrs. Work, D rzr Dn,p " Pledges for state work. Evening Matron's medal contest. Thursday Morning 9:30—Devotions, Mrs. Barbor. superintendents— of Reports continued. 11:00—Election of officers. Deligates to National. Invitation for state convention. MrS * Emma was c Cj ' eTl " education. OFFICERS ELECT ED BY CLASSES Complete Roster of Officials of High School Classmen The annual election of officers of the High school classes was held Mon day. The election was conducted as are public elections, using the Austra lian ballot system. The results are given below : Seniors Margaret Exum, president; Fay Finley, vice president; Max Fowler, treasurer; Minnie Knox, secretary. Juniors Earl Swainey, president; Guy Knox, vice president; Alice Rose, secretary and treasurer. Harry Sophomores Maurice Tarleton, president ;George Fuller, vice president; Catherine Gil bride. secretary and treasurer; Paul Crouch, yell master. Freshmeu Dwight Shaw, president; Knox, vice president; Edith Peterson, secretary: Byron Knee, treasurer. Linen for French Hospital* Gem and Valley counties are asked for the collection of liner, for the hospitals in France, as follows: 150 bath, 19x38 inches; 300 hand towels. 18x30; 210 handkerchiefs, 18x18; 15 napkins, 14x14; 80 sheets, 64x102. Approximate sizes, two inch hem at top, one inch at bottom, be new or substantially new, but not necessarily linen. Give in by Oct. 5. Please take out of the reserve stock; do not buy new. Mrs. Holverson and Mrs. Reynolds are chairmen of the linen committee, to whom all dona tions should be reported. All should Canyon Canal Closed The break in the Canyon canal did n't stay fixed and another break oc curred at the same place, above Plow man's, soon after the water was turned in Tuesday night. The Can yon canal officials have decided to close the canal for the season, wisely contending that to fix it temporarily, as would have to be done, would be a needless expense. It is quite likely, the canal in the vicinity of the break will be cemented and future breaks entirely obviated. The directors had planned to turn the water out October I anyway. Soldiers' Photos C. L. Gamage is collecting the pic tures of all soldiers and sailors in the service from Gem county, and will place them in a huge frame and display them in his shop. He re quests relatives to send to him photos of their boys in Uncle Sam's service. 1000 TANKS A DAY That is the speed with which the Ford Motor Works is to turn out Uncle Sam's new iron cavalry. Already they are producing thous ands of these rolling forts that, in great squadrons, are to drive the Hun from France and Flanders, and backward over the Rhine. Are you helping? You must—that such victory may come to America, and as quickly as the best war equip ment can bring it. Money is needed for tanks, guns and uniforms. Prepare for the com ing fourth issue of the Liberty Loan by building up a growing savings count at the First National Bank. One dollar makes you a depositor. ac c . , . r . . ~ Saturday is Volunteer Dav ns the .. • Fourth.Liberty Loa n dnve. Let, go over the top^ru^cnbe this county, ^ 0t f. * ^.00^-the first day Wouldn t that oe a fine thing to do "e can do it, too, if every man and woman, boy and girl does his or her duty in lending their money to Uncle S am to prosecute the war to the limit', ^ J , shal! we Jo itr The committee h ** ran :<Jone . , ^ ^ them , of ^ rk <f|rT?P> PH** fll/r n Tlir LC. I 0 Ul) UftK | fit ! TOP SATURDAY Put Gem County on Honor Roil by Subscribing Quota First Day and trouble. They are all busy men. giving their time freely to this work. cleaning up the job the first day. How much should you give? you can. The following places will be open all day and until 10 o'clock Saturday evening, September 28th, to receive your subscription: Sherman Glenn, Ola. H. A. Pugh's Office, Montour. First National Bank, Emmett. R. L. Battan's Office. Letha. Farmers and Stockgrowers Bank Sweet. Delà mater's Store, Pearl. Bank of Emmett, Emmett. Schoolhouse, Hanna District. A. TIME EXTENDED Acceding to many requests. Index has extended the time for payment in advance of all subscriptions from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17- Every subscriber then arrears will positively be cut off. in Monday morning we got our "ques from Uncle Sam. Every publisher of a weekly newspaper got one. In it he was required to make answer to questions regarding his It's a sworn statement as to present conditions. On Novem ber 1 we must make another sworn 3ta tement showing how we have obeyed the government's order, that statement shows a single sub scriber more than three months ia arrears, we can get no more paper. circulation. If Weekly Program At IDEAL THEATRE FRIDAY. SEPT. 27 "Green Eyes" featuring Dorothy Dalton "The Tamale Army" 2 Reel Comedy SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 "False Ambition" with Alma Rubens "Ladies First" 2 Reel Sennett Comedy SUNDAY. SEPT. 29 "The Only Road" featuring Viola Dana 2 Reel Keystone Comedy MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "A Desert Wooing" featuring Enid Bennett 2-Reel Fox Comedy TUESDAY. OCT. 1 "The Plunderer" featuring Wm. Farnum Harold Lloyd Comedy WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 "A Fight for Million-s" Episode No. 4 "Rooms and Rumors" Comedy "Sweets for the Sour" Drama Ford Weekly "Britain's Bulwarks" A war picture. THURSDAY. OUT. 3 "The Golden Fleece" featuring Peggy Pearce 'Pathe News"