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The Emmett Index.
PUBLISHED IN TOE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO
EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1918.
TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR
NO. 6
NEWS OF OUR SOLDIER
BOYS
Our
interesting Letters from
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
John Davies W'ounded.
Oct. 15—Dear Father and Mother:
Just a few lines to let you know I am
still on the turf, yet I was wounded
in the back by a machine gun bullet
on the night of Oct. 5, but that bow
legged Dutchman will never shoot any -1
I am getting along fine and
Am in a French hospital ;i
more.
dandy .
have got one of the finest nurses you I
These French people sure ,
are good to me and they have some of j
the finest doctors in the wrld. This i
awfully pretty place here where |
ever saw.
is an
I am and some of the finest buildings i
There is a sawmill |
I can hear the saw
you ever saw.
right near here.
buzzing most all the time. It sounds
like home. Now don't worry about me !
for I am getting along
I will write every few days and let you
l<now how I am coming on. I will
send you my address so write to me.
Oct. 13—It is mighty exciting
around here today. This morning we
had a rumor that Germany had ac
ceded to President Wilson's demands
and would withdraw her troops at
once, so today we are torn between
hopes that it is true and we can all,
come home, and fear that the Ger
man's have given up and that we
won't get to give them the licking
that we promised them.
pleased over the answer that Presi
v .. , „ , j
dent Wilson gave the Huns a few days
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ago. so today we are afraid that they
* ' . , / . „ .
have decided to give up. Of course we
R l j
to come home, and if the
, , , ■
report that we have is confirmed in
• -tonight's paper we shall probably all
out and celebrate, but if it isn't
true, we will probably be just as well
pleased, for we have been over here a
year now preparing to knock h— out
■of the Huns, and it would be a mighty
mean thick of theirs to give up just
as soon as we were all ready to show
them that we know more about war
than the man who invented it.
But it is up to Floy Clark to top the
c imax today, and we came almost to
. , „ ., .
mobbing him. Some Idaho man was
* ,
mean enough to send a bunch of sage
, .
Brush in a letter to a friend of his in
this country, Floy got hold of a sprig
•of it, and has been going all over the
camp, giving us western boys a whiff.
Talk about Portland roses, Idaho peac
■dies, the odor of fried chicken from
, , si * tj i r Uw_
the back door of an Idaho farm house,!
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that little whiff of sagebrush smelled
hetter, sweeter and dearer to us than
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nil those combined. At the present
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time all the boys who could get a
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little sprig of this said sagebrush are
Tvearing it in the button hole of their
blouse, prouder of it than if it were a ,
From "The Boy."
We were all
are anxious
KO
boquet given them by the queen of
England. But for lord's sake tell the
send coupons for Christmas presents,
instead of writifig letters to Santa
Claus, but this is war time and the
best we can do. Anyway as all Christ
packages have to be in Hoboken
by November 20 this coupon will pro
bably reach you too late, so it will
make a nice souvenir of the war. All
people at home not to send any more,:
for if they do we will mutiny from the
and come back to the West if
army
have to swim the Atlantic.
The coupons for Christmas presents
passed out to all the boys the
■other day and I am enclosing mine in
this letter. Only one coupon is allow
ed to each soldier. Of course, I know
we
-were
this is an unusual way for people to
mas
I want for Christmas this year is an
automobile (Cadillac preferred), a
mattress for my bed, six pairs of wool
pajamas, some hair tonic, a red neck
tie, and some fried chicken and banana
cake. Please pack them all in the box
and send them along.
To the above Major Clark adds: "A
Chalmers will do for me."
Idaho: I will write one letter to all of j
you this morning. Me were on the
train just seven days getting to Jersey |
City. Me came as far as Kansas City
on the Santa Fe and then took the
From Herbert Spencer
Camp Mills, Oct. 31.—Dear Folks in
Wabash to Niagara Falls, and the Le
high Valley from there to Jersey City.
Then we took the ferry up East river
to Long Island and the Long Island
R. R. to Mineola and then walked And
carried*our packs about a mile to
camp. We got in camp about 10 o'
clock last night and the wind was

GO HARDER.
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p
P State Campaign Manager Rich- P
P ard E. Randall of the United P
P War Work Campaign headquar- P
P ters issues the following special P
P message to the workers in the P
P United War Work campaign drive P
P and to the people of Idaho, as P
P result of the armistice: P
Go harder, the need is greater P
P than ever. Don't slacken any- P
P where along the line. The war is P
P ended, but its horrors have not. P
P Don't be misled by the idea that P
P there is no further need of wel- P

a, f are work among the soldiers. P
^ Now, more than ever before, do P
^ our heroic boys need the helping P
<$. hand, the friendjy service, of P
<i> the seven welfare organizations. P
TheUnited War Work campaign P
must be finished. Make Idaho P
4 , the first across the top with her P
<i> quota, a Thanksgiving offering P
that peace has come once more P
<4> to the world.
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
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blowing a gale and it was raining to
beat the band. We sure had some time
striking camp. We had to put up
tents, get straw for bunks and every
Î was 120 in the shade. Wheq we got to
Î Albuquerque it was raining hard and
was hot as could be. At Needles it
the next morning when we woke up at
Trinidad, Colo., the wind was blowing
a bout 100 miles an hour and it was
snowing like fury. It snowed nearly
a ii that day and then it was rain until
we got to Springfield, Ill.
By the way, I saw the finest bunch
0 f cattle in southeastern Colorado I
believe I ever saw, to be so many of
them. There must have been four or
fj V e thousand in the bunch and they
, ,
Victory Bovs and Girls
, .
The reports to date indicate abouti
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$o00 pledged bv our Victory Boys and
T,. . " ® * _. .. . ,
Girls in Gem County. The enlistment
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work is still going on, but there must
be some hustljng if we reaeh our $ 1000
Emmett boys and girls have
q , , df;ed $225 The quota for Em ;
^ schools is $575 If Emmett
^ there must bej
^ „ nur „ be ,: 0 f $5 and $1 pledges
missd pledges? Are.
a b ov and girl of school age'
^ ^ ßank Emmett> ^
^ card pledging to earn and give as
much as ^ ^ War
' # buttQn and window card .
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The school at Montour with a quota
... , „ , .
reports $o2 raised. School
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'District No. 19, with a quota of $36,
re tg $103 , ed d Tbe certain l y
a • bt to r j n tbe j r new scbo ol
... , ,, . , . .
^ M onday x wo ot her districts
^ ß &nd t thejr ta rajs j
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pu* AH reports should be in by Mon
.
day, Nov. Is. Only four days remain.
Wg ^ and Qf Qem :
J ^ us.*
county to make good. Do your best to
cinnn ' ^ ,
help us reach over $1000. True, ourijl.
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quota is only $200, but we set our I
^ ^ $1000 and we can reach it
^ oa a an e can c
^ e q Lathro and Miss Florenc
Rundstrom. Directors. ' SS ° renC
(Continued on page 3)
be permanently observed as our na
t j ona j dav 0 f Thanksgiving, and that
{be otber ' na tj 0 ns, both neutrals an d
f ormer belligerents, be requested to
adopt tbe same . Surely not since the
com j n{J 0 f Christ has a suffering
wor [ d been so un i ve rsaly thankful.
j^ ot on j y tbg v j ctorj but the vanquish
ed _ even now re j 0 j ce j n a new birth
of freedom. What could contribute
A Thanksgiving Suggestion,
. At the ce i ebr ation at Emmett on
i Monday, in honor of the closing of the
j world war, it was suggested by H. W.
| Ho]lar that we memoria li ze the presi
dent and congress of the United States
to designate that hereafter, instead
of a Thursday in November designat
ed by our president, that November 11
more to the cementing of a broken
hearted world into a new and truer
brotherhood of nations, or do more to
hasten the day when the "Kingdoms of
this world shal , become the kingdom
our God and b ; s Christ," than the
annual observance of one common day
f thanksgiving and recognition of the
Divine providence of the God of all
nations? It is suggested that at our
(coming Thanksgiving services in all
the cbu rches, Hebrew. Catholic and
Protestant, memorials be presented
and t, bat f be expression of the people
be forwarded to the president and con
gressman of the seVeral states? We
hope this suggestion may be copied
by all newspapers and given wide pub
licity.
F. E. FINLEY.
Mike Gilbride has moved his family
into the Colonial rooming house and
will have personal supervision of this
establishment henceforth.
WHY DON'T SHE?
j
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0 H ' Idaho, my Idaho, I am sure in love with you. With
your tawny hills, your slumbering rills, your woodland
aisles where sunbeams filter through. I've wandered far
from where you are—I've chased around a lot; but there is
no place with the charm and grace that you, my love, have
got. Where the Salmon glides and the Lemhi slides my
heart with rapture thrills; when I stroll along and absorb
their song my joy swells up and spills. Where the Tetons
tower in the evening hour and the rose tints flood each peak,
I gaze in awe, while my gum I chaw, and darned if I can
speak. Where the Old Snake roars over chasm floors and
Shoshone makes her jump, I just gasp for breath on that
brink of death while I feel my gizzard thump. Where the
Sawtooths climb to heights sublime and Old Hyndman lifts
his head, I stand and stare at the marvels there till you'd
With your tawny hills, your splashing rills, your woodland
brown eyes squint at the sun-gems on their breast, I just
dream away through night and day and rest and rest and
rest. Where the St. Joe curls and softly purls as she slips
out to the sea, I drift and drift through the forest rift while
fancy ranges free. Where the Coeur d' Alene spreads her
liquid plain in the twilight afterglow, there's a call I hear
'bout twice a year and you bet your boots I go—. Oh, Idaho,
dear Idaho, with your laurel green, your golden sheen over
fields and plains and mountain camps, you're as fair, my
love, but why don't you buy those Stamps ?
—Earl Wayland Bowman.
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drive for funds for welfare work
.. ... ,
among the soldiers and sailors, many
1
of the districts must speed up and get
. . .. . ... .
into the game in a more liberal man
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ner - North and South Emmett pre
cmcts are K om K strong, Pearl and
Montour have gone over the top. but
" est Emmett, and several country.
districts are away behind and need to,
speed Up carry Gem county over ,
th * line> . „ , ...
We cannot let our h®* 8 believe we
have forgotten them so soon-they ,
are yet ln the trenches î the * innpr has :
ceased for the moment, and the whole (
world prays that the war is over. But
Europe is still m flames. No man
.... , , . . ..
an tell what any hour may bring forth
, .. . ,
It seems certain months must pass be
.
fore stron S government can be set up
' n centra * Europe on the wrecks war
has left. Until that time it is unlikely
the Anlerican troops will be returned
home. The great work of these seven
welfare organizations will be needed
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more than ever in this period of semi
quiet.
Gem county, of course, will do her
, . ,,
part. Anything else is unbelievable,
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This is no time to quit, though hos
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Clllties have ceased - ° n *y tw0 more
days remain and everyone should get
m *° ^ ame and £ lve wl H in &ly an( i
^ nerously '
WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
SLACKENS
Many Districts Are Falling
Down in Quota—This Is
No Time to Quit.
H Gem is to be one of the honor
counties of the state in the united
C - B - Stinson of Pearl came in Wed
nesday to submit his report on the
United War Work Campaign, and in
cidentally turn over a fund of $170.25,
P rov '* n )? onee more the loyalty of that
community• "Dm quota asked of
Pearl was * 150 ' including the 50 per
cent ra ' se > and Monday evening,
lthe first da y of t ^ le drive > had P one
ov<?r the t0 P* And sti11 the subscr >P
tions came in until to date they have
Last Saturday Pearl received its
honor flag for its record of suBscrip
PEARL ON HONOR
ROLL
;
:
Goes Over Top on War Work Drive
—Receives Honor Flag for
Fourth Liberty Loan.
donated $170.25.
tions t0 «'« Fourth Liberty Loan, of,
wb * cb 't ' s j U:N «y proud. Such loyal- j
£ - v is not displayed on every side, and
is «« rtainl >' commendable.
Married 59 Years.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Burdell, living on I
past p.f th „treet celebrated the 59th
anniver8ary 0 f their marriiige at their
bome November 6th with a familv
d j nne ' r \ son j. Burdell and familv
from the benc ' h and a dau{rhte r, Mrs.
L ena Hunter were present to enjoy
; le bapp y occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Bur
dell have four grandsons in their
country's service.
School« Not to Open.
The report that the schools will
open Monday is incorrect, and no such
action will be taken until tbe epidemic
has subsided.
readi i y than ever before in his life.
\Jany sprang from their beds and with
hasty and abbreviated preparations
hurried to join in an impromptu cele
bration .. Guns were fired and several
energetic autoists honked out their
elation. One car, bearing a bugler,
made the rounds, sounding out the
reveille. beautiful in the crisp morn
in? a i r . Those in authority, however
thought best to defer the real cele
Accordingly. in the meantime,
floats were being prepared, flags and
bunting flamed out from every avail
a bl e place and at 2 o'clock crowds of
joyous people lined the streets eager
to help celebrate the gladdest hour the
e ^
modern world has experienced. The
. , ; . .
weather was ideal and the procession
f gala cars, encircling a space of
. ^ .
about nine blocks in the center of town
,
emanated a deeper and keener ap
preciation of the good news than be
fore, and the joyous mingling of band,
honking and screaming of autos,
shouting, ringing of bells and beating
of any noisy instrument available,
VICTORY CELEBRATED
WITH GLEE
Emmett Citizens Turn Out En
Masse to Rejoice in Allied
Triumph.
The anxiously awaited news„officially
confirmed, of the armistice, was an
nounced to this community about 2
o'clock Monday morning, by the con
tinous blowing of the Mill whistle, and
many a sleeping citizen wakened more
bration until 2 p. ra. that no one might
miss the opportunity of arranging af
fairs to spend the rest of the day care
free.
sent gladdest echoes sounding through
out the valley and re-echoing from the
hills.
A typically suggestive feature of
the procession was a float provided by
E. M. Reilly and Fred Baisch. in* which
a good-sized bell was placed, simu
'll 3 H snouiaj-piJOM aqj 3 uijb|
which at frequent intervals pealed out,
swayed by Mr. Baisch's daughters in
liberty costumes. This bell was re
cently delivered to the Brick school,
N 0 . 19, on the bench, and was used at
>j r . Baisch's suggestion. It will be a
pleasant memory to the pupils of this
school now and in years to come to
know that their bell held a prominent
place in the most meaningful cele
bration the^ country has ever known.
Another more grim suggestion, not
wholly unwarranted, was a big black
truck-bearing on its sides the inscrip
tion "a Hearse for the Kaiser."
At the cloge of the parad i n>r the
S p ea kers' portable platform was
drawn up in the center of the street ,
•ind the big croud gathered round to
isten to an inspiring program of mu
8 «c und speeches. The popular Alfalfas
save several numbers, being heartily
scored, and responding in their
characteristically smiling manner. A
most pleasing surprise was given the
""dience in a Scotch song, entitled,
"When the War Is Over," driven by
our Ailex Cruickshank in a genuinely
Harry Lauder manner, with a spicy
encore number, "The Same as His
Fayther Before Him!''
Again was it evidenced that Emmett
is quite gifted with oratory, for the
entire program of speeches was spir
ited and eloquent and was received
with rounds of applause by equally j
enthusiastic listeners. Pastor Lathrop ;
of the First Baptist church offered a j
prayer of gratitude and thankfulness :
for the successful termination of this j
world war. Earnest and patriotic
talks were made by Geo. C. Huebener,
Mayor ß. E. Rose, Finley Monroe, R.
B. Wilson and E. K. Hayes. All thru
the ceremonies rung a spirit of good
fellowship and eagerness to further
assit the over-ridden people aero e
the water to re-establish their homes
and once more enjoy the blessings of
a God-given air of freedom, the first
step in this direction to be taken thru
the United War Work Campaign now
band gave a short concert. Reluctant
to be quelled the spirits of many of j
the revellers carried them on into a
night session a huge fire was built, j
an effigy of the ex-kaiser was burned ]
amid the shouts of the large croud as
sembied, and carnival antics kept the
streets lively until a late hour.
It was a wonderful occasion pro
bably the best "get-together" this
community has ever had, each indi
vidual feeling in his own conscious
ness that he had been a vital part in
celebrating the world liberty over an
attempted thralldom. |
THE "FLU" CLAIMS
FOUR
Ralph \ anderdasson and Baby Suc
cumb—Also Son of Dan Nielson
On Tuesday, James Vanderdasson
received a message stating that the
family of his son Ralph, whose home
is on Smiths Prairie, had been strick
en with influenza while en route to
Emmett. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderdasson
and Tom Davidson, a brother of Mrs.
Ralph Vanderdason, left at once to at
tend them. This mesage was soon
followed by another urging them to
make haste; that the baby had died
and the father was steadily growing
w-orse, with almost no hope of re
covery. Ralph lived, however, until
after the arrival of his parents, but
soon passed away. 1 he father and
babe were buried there yesterday, and
the mother is reported better. We are
informed that they are being cared for
at a ranger's station where they had
been forced by illness to discontinue
their journey. The sympathy of the
community will go out to the family
and the young woman so sadly be
reaved.
Theodore Neilson.
Theodore Neilson, who sufferel a'
relapse and pneumonia following in
fluenza , passed away Wednesday
morning . He leaves a wife and child
about two years of age, and other
relatives. His father, Dan Neilson
brother-in-law, Ray Castle from Boise
and family came down from Sweet,
an uncle Andrew Neilson from Nam
pa were here to attend the funeral
which was held this afternoon.
Thomas Hayes.
Thomas Hayes, the young man who I
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was reported seriously ill last wees,
died Saturday evening of influenza.
He was 17 years old. Undertaker
Bucknum took the body overland to
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an uncle with whom the young man
had made his home for several years.
Interment was made Tuesday.
Two Kessler Boys
Word has been received bv friends
of the death of William Kessler, Oct.
21, and Nickolas Kessler, Oct. 23
ff-om influenza at their home in
Spaulding, Neb. They were sons of
the late Peter Kessler and residents
of Emmett until about three years ago
Rancher Fares Well.
The many friends of Roy Moore will
be pleased to learn that he has made
irood on his ranch this year. Among
the crops produced this season are
400 tons of hay, 310 tons of which he
has sold for $4650. The production of
this large quantity of hay was not
by chance, but through hard work,
nd Mr. Moore is entitled to this splen
did reward for his industry.
A. Peterson Sells Ranch.
A deal has been consummated bv
b ;«
which Anthony
ranch property and dairy busipess on
the Boise avenue road to E. F. Berry
Judge Sutton has received instruc
tions from the War Department to
stop the classification of all men over
36 years, and proceed with the clas
sification of all others. All calls have
been cancelled.
, . . ,
ter much trouble anu took it to ooc
Helfert to be examined for injuries.
Pptoyjxrm
and son of Caldwel.
('alls Are C ancelled.
Needed Cleaning.
Charles L. Gamage had the misfor
tune to drop his watch into the—sew
er the other day. He recovered it af
. , , . , , .. . , . .
Joe soberly declared it not only needed
cleaning, but fumigating as well.
Minstrel Show Again.
Jav Stoner is busilv engaged in pre
paring material for'another appear
ance of the Liberty Minstrels this win
ter, probably in January. He says it
will be bigger and better than last
year, and the receipts will go into the
Red Cross treasury. Wait for it.
Building Ban Modified.
The war industries board has modi
fied its restrictions against building
and construction enterprises. Build
ings may now be erected up to a cost
of $10,000, and construction of irriga-iThey
tion, drainage and similar projects j
will be encouraged.
DRAINAGE BONDS AWAIT
APPROVAL
Prospects Good That Dirt Will
Be Flying Early in
January.
Bramwell to Falk, have proceeded to
the stage where government consent
to the issue is awaited before closing
the deal,
issued a general order, since the war
closed, that the ban will be lifted from
Negotiations for the sale of the
bonds of Drainage District No. 1, em
bracing 10,440 acres of land from
As the government has
drainage and irrigation bonds, there
s ,,o question but that the govem
men t's approval will be forthcoming,
Application has been made to the
com
mission and the decision is expected in
f ew da y 3 . |t j s confidently believed
by the directors that dirt will be fly
aa j-jy January.
The contract for the construction of
the project was awarded two months
ago to Faris & Burnham. For a week
I a representative of the bonding com
pany, John E. Price & Co. of Seattle,
has been on the ground making a
j thorough investigation and on Tues
jday evening signed a contract with
the directors, C. A. Burt, B. C. Bertie
son an d W ■ W. Nusbaum, for the pur
chase of the bonds, aggregating $120,
000, subject to government approval,
t, _.
The cost P er acre wlU be * 8 o ° P er
ac re.
f or fi ve
state, and has had to run the gauntlet
of the courts to test the state law in
all its phases. In every case the dis
trict ha been victorious, and now noth
. . . ,
in ^ remalns to hinder carrying out
lonp-deferred plans except Uncle
Sam's consent,
condensary located at Nampa were in
town Tuesday in the interests of their
This project has been hanging fire
It is the
years or more,
first drainage district organized in the
Milk Condensary, Maybe.
Two representatives of the milk
company. They are planning to es
tablish several more plants in Idaho
. .
a , may locate one here if enough
milk is guaranteed to warrant it. When
The Index man told them of the early
construction of the drainage project,
,, f ,
tbe - v asserted that if the whole valley
P* an t and would be the means of add
ing an industry that would be of im
mense benefit to the farmers as well
as the town peop , e
Buys Farm.
Andrew C. Smith has bousrht the
Bjsh SmIth 10 traet we St of
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id <•>■■'(>0 if i/a r? ex P® cts - Be
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SAVINGS
....
workings ofthis department. It is for
the use of every man, woman or child
in this vicinity who are interested in
a method of saving a part of what
they
You should know something of the
earn.
The habit of saving unlike the habit
fcf foolish spending pays cash dividends
to you every day in the year.
You can have an account in the
First National Bank's Savings De
partment by merely despositing $1 as
a start. Any small amount can be de
posited at any time during banking
■ hours. These deposits earn 4 per cent
interest compounded semi-annually.
Withdrawals from your account can
be made by bringing your pass-book
to the bank. The interest will be
added regularly to your account with
0U I necessitating the presentation of
your pass book.
People on a salary will find a Sav
.
mgs Account with this bank a con
saving and banking a part of your
savings and banking a part of your
month's salary.
Housewives,who receive money from
their chickens, dairy, or other products
can bank it in this department and
have it working for them,
Not all of us can give our children
a college training but none' of us
should fail to give them the home
training of economy and savings.—an
insurance for their future.
In thus urging parents to open an
account for each of their children we
are pointing the path to future pros
parity, comfort and independence for
tht? vouth of Emmett and surrounding
community.
As a deoositor
rith the First Na
.. , -, , . , .
,lonai Rank you will find them g^ad to
?«rve you in many other ways This
18 a . stl ™5 wel1 manned bank fain
efl"'PP ed P ,ve , lts P a ' r °ns a highly
"*f'cient personal service. of "
ftcer* are glad to assist you with any
matters financial and they want you
to feel free to come to them with your
problems at any time.
Open your account at the First Na
tional Bank, Emmett, Idaho,
Brine- a dollar and see how easy it
is to have a bank account of your Own.
furnish all passbooks, deposit
slips and other necessary material«,
without charge»

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