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THE EMMETT INDEX
Published every Thursday by ED SKINNER Entered in the Emmett posto/fice as second class mail matter. CURRENT COMMENT. a few days there will sail Atlantic port the moat wonderful ship that ever left the It is not a great ■miTHIN from an American shore, battleship, a triumph of millions in wealth, and the creation of a thous ands men's minds and muscles, not a priceless cargo of human lives— transport carrying new treasures of youth and manhood to the farflung It is no rich freighter of It is battle line, commerce, heavy with grains, goal fabrics, machines, metals, all of the wealth of mine and field and factory. Great and glorious though such ships be, they are ns unmeaning toys be side this ship now setting sail—the Treasure Ship of America laden from bow to stern, from keel to funnel-tip with love, and happiness, and golden It is the Christmas Ship. dreams! freighted with the deep, pure, selfless love of women hurrying, hurrying to the yearning, From every corner of the Nation was gathered the precious weeks and months it lived only in the cargo. For dreams of mothers, wives, sweethearts and sisters, planning and contriving its riches. Then the dreams took form II economies and shining self in sms sacrifices that meant more dimes and dollars for the filling of that parcel for the soldier. There was a joyful flurry of shopping and stitching, and then, when the wonderful boxes Un cle Sam himself had made for the Christmas kits finally arrived and the Red Cross passed them out to eager hands, what a redoubled flutter there was, and what marvels of packing, fitting, selection, rejection were ac complished in getting so much into such a tiny space, strange, wonderful cargo is ready, having traveled from lonely farm and quiet village, from tenement and pal from smooth young fingers and But at length the ace, gnarled old hands, into the helping han Is of the treasure ship, that 2 millifn 3-pound packages make More As the treasure the tieasure cargo, ship sails away to France the throb f its engines will become ns the ing hea-t beats of the women with whose love and labor it is laden—and all around it as it slips through the dark »ater toward the waiting men in told France, will hover a guarding, guid almost palpable ing spirit tjhat is light—the light of love which is both human and divine A.TANY of our people have thought 1 that since the Great War is over there will no longer he a need for fur nishing the government with such large sums of money, the needs of immediate present and future should become increasingly less nevertheless we must not hesitate in meeting all governmental needs if we have won the The War Savings Stamp drive It is true that as they arise, even war. which was put on last summer did not the success that its promoters prove desired and have » right to expect from the people of Gem county. Many are offered for the apparent causes failure to suscribe our quota of War Savings Stamps, but whatever the may have really been is not to cause lie considered; the important thing ve must take up this mat was left off and put it through to a satisfactory conclusion. There are two sides to the buying of War Savings Stamps; First. It is a first class investment, which goes to assist our nation in time of need. Sec ond. It becomes an incentive to thrift and saving. Either of these reasons ig sufficient to persuade any red blood ed American to part with his money. So we are making this appeal to you to become a red blooded volunteer. So now is that w ter where it it in estimated that two vorth will do you part. per cent of your actual raise the remaining amount of the If you have quota for Gem county, already subscribed be prepared to sub scribe again. None too poor nor noe too rich to buy War Savings Stamps. TJTAVING regulated our rising and eating, the government is now preparing to take a shot at our sleep The war industries hoard has de ing. cided that entirely too much steel is used in the manufacture of beds and is preparing regulations to cover the point. If it conies to the point of standardizing the length and width of beds, the long fellows and the fat fel vs will have to take to the woods. JJF the President is needed in Europe, he should go precedent or no prece dent. Precedents aie made for fools to follow and men to break. But there is this side to it: He shouldn't go to Europe and risk losing his life on the rcean without taking Vice-President Marshall with him on the same boat. The President owes that much to the people. JN an effort to comply with the gov ernment's demand to save 16 per cent of the paper used, this paper has cut off all delinquent subscribers, but it has no way of keeping them off. They kept slipping back on until net reduction of our list is only 9 per cent, and we must find some way accomplish that other 6 per cent reduction. Maybe some of our sub scribers will have to take turn about in doing without the paper, or maybe, now that the war is over, the govern ment will relax somewhat in its de mands. Restrictions have been remov ed since the above was written. TALES OF TOWN When a girl is spoilt by flattery isn't her brother who did it. * • * Rut the kaiser was in dutch long before he ever crossed the Holland border. » The song that has them all beaten now it, "When Johnny comes March ing Home." ♦ ♦ ♦ All Germany can do the next hun dred years is to catch drift wood for the allies on shares. * « * Beginning this week and continuing indefinitely, the song will be "Hoover There" instead of "Over There". # * » A man can park his traveling hag and be ready for a journey in half an hour hut a woman has to lace her shoes. ♦ ♦ • Did you ever hear the story of the two holes? Well! Well. And did you ever hear the story of the two men? He! He! ♦ ♦ ♦ The kaiser has sixty castles, and no home. He has no more than a hundred uniforms, and no disguise. He has fifty titles, and no good name, has six sons, and no comfort in his age ♦ • » Now that the influenza scare is sub siding. we await the day when we can look up at the sun and take a good old hear, searching, soul stirring sneez.e without being looked upon with suspi cion. He * * * "Darling," said the young itlan, with much emotion, "something has been trembling on my lips for the last two nights." "So I see," responded the young lady," coldly. "Why don't you shave it ..ff?" ♦ ♦ ♦ can your you would like to have it," promises u toi let soap advertisement. Fine. Please tell us how to make ours as thick as rhinoceros hide. That's the kind of skin needed in this business. * * * In the first days of peace cotton dropped $20 a bale. Maybe the South ern senators will wish now they hadn't hollered so loudly when a generous government sought to fix cotton prices a few weeks ago. ♦ * ♦ After the rector had finished the exposition of the Sunday school lesson to the primary class, he asked if any boy or girl would like to ask any questions. Little Bill at once wanted to know. "Have you got on pants un i'er that nightgown?" « « • An Emmett man, feeling pains he thought were influenza symptons, took v/hat he tought was a pill from the I.itcnen table. Really, however, it wa s ; button his wife had lost from her whit ■ spats. Nevertheless, the flu s' : iptuna had nil flown next morning. # * « A soldier, who recently went to the army, weites; "Having tried to sew a outlon on that portion of our trousers hat is situated above the pistol pocket we appreciate our wife more, army life is going to make a better husband of us. It is opening our eyes to a wife's true worth." « « * Pyreng Yang, China, has some unique traffic regulations: "When you drive the car do not leave the driver's seat and take care lest some unexpected trouble happen. "Do not drive the motor car when you get drunk and do not smoke on the driv This "Drive slowly when you Do not er's seat, meet the horse and cattle. make them afraid and carefully make sound, if they afraid the sound, you must escape a little at side of road till they pass away." » » * Not long since a young man of splendid muscular developement was seen in our city with two heads on his shoulders. Both were fully developed heads with handsome features, one qijM .101130 oq) pu» iihi( opuojq qiiM black. The young man is not a mu seum freak, as might be supposed. The other head was the property of his sweetheart, ami would not have ap peared in such a deformed position had it not been for the young lady's neglect to drop the curtain. « « « A woman, one of thirty thousand Britons working for the Y. M. C. A., was assigned to scrubbing the floor of the Eagle Hut in London. She had done little manual work in her life, but accepted the job without protest, and went down on her knees with a pail of hot water, a cloth and a cake of soap. Soon the water in the pail was black. A man in uniform passed. The woman looked up and asked if he would mind emptying the pail and re filling it with clean water. There was a theatrical pause, then this reply: "Damn it madam, I'm an officer!'' This time there was no pause, but like a flash the scrubwoman retorted: "Damn it, officer, I'm a duchess!" * * * Sam, the chore man, returned from the city with a scarf pin that contain ed a "diamond" of no usual size. It was the pride of his heart, and the en vy of his village companions. He treated all inquiries from them as to its value and its authenticity with high scorn. His employer, after a week of basking in its radiance, asked Sam about its history. "Sam," he said "is it a real diamond?" "Wall," said Sam, "if it ain't I've been skum out of a half-dollar." « * « At a dinner in Washington the French ambassador was enthusing on the popularity of the Yank in France. As an illustration he cited the case of a Yank on leave who entered a jew elry store in Paris and asked; "Can you take the name Mabel off this ring and substitute Joan?" "Yes," said the jeweler, "but it will cost some thing, the letters are cut so deep." "All right," said Yank, "go ahead and fix it, but don't cut 'em so deep this time." * * * The schoolteacher had punished Tommy so often for talking during school, and the punishment had been apparently without effect, that, as a last lesorl, she decided to notify Tom my's father of his son's fault. So fol lowing the deportment mark on his the report was returned with his fa next report were these words: "Tom my talks a great deal." In due time ther's signature, and under it was written. "You ought to hear his mother." STORIES OF THE ARMY (From the Stars and Stripes) The Salvation Army hut beside the Uarennes road was just a ruined wall and a few pieces of gunnyaack. A loose and weary soldier was halted be fore it by a sign which said there would be nothing doing till the mor row, and that there was no admission except on business. So he went in im mediately. ' "Sorry, Buddy, but our truck hasn't come yet and we won't have a canteen here till tomorrow." "Guess I go to bed hungry," said the visitor turning away. "You see, we don't open up till morning. I haven't a thing here for you except—wait a moment—yes, I could let you have an apple pie." The soldier gaped. "But I've only got five hundred francs." "Rubbish. We had only enough stuff to cook the one." A moment later truck drivers trun dling at dusk along the road saw standing at the side a stimulating pic ture. Take the darned thing. It was a rain-drenched Yankee. On his face was a beatific smile, his hands the«e rested (in passing) a sweet, warm, generous, flaky, spicy apple pie. In The officer, bent over the candle-lit task of censoring letters written from the Argonne battlefield, burst into a sweat and prayed for strength to re sist a great temptation. There before him wore two letters written by one soldier. One was to a girl in Brittany, begging her to be true to him and murmuring sweet prophecies of the day when he could come for her and take her back as his bride to America. The other letter was to his real fiancee in Ohio. And into the mind of the censoring officef had crept a mis chievous notion that it would not be a bad idea to swap envelopes. At last accounts, he was still strug gling with the temptation. What did he do ? One of the most brilliant and cele brated of our chaplains stood in the drenching autumn rain looking mutin ously at the unending acres of Ar gonne mud and at the spectacle of his flock plodding through it ankle deep. A general passed by. I "How's the var ?" the chaplain ask ed. "It's over I guess. Father. I'm get ting ready for the next one " -I, it England you're going to fight . now the chaplain asked brightly, *j b, t <>f a brogue creeping back into his voice. "Not at all we must all consolidate and go back home to fight prohibi tion." There 'as a pause, while the rain pattered noisily on their steel helmets. Finally the padre spoke. "Want a chaplain?" he asked. When a certain Field Artillery P. C. moved into its new quarters west of Verdun the Artillerymen discovered a pussy cat and four kittens in a wood box. But the Artillery P. C. could not main stationary for long. One day it moved forward two kilometers, and the Artillerymeu decided that Polly re CONSERVATION You read a good deal about conserving man power, and the Government is putting many laws in operation to that end. You don't hear much about conserving the Woman Power of the country. The men should commence at once to conserve the woman power of the Nation. Probably the best way to start is to see that every woman has a Real Range in her kitchen. She is entitled to the best. Have your wife call at Hawkins Hardware and ex amine a Real Range. There and that is is only one Best Range t The Round Oak Chief They last a lifetime. They do not burn out. They save fuel. We have sold The Round Oak Chief Range for 15 years and during that time not a range has needed a repair. Call and examine this range. They tell their own story. Hawkins Hardware Store and her family would do better if they were left behind. The next morning, when the cook came down to his new quarters to start the breakfast fire, he discovered Polly's four kittens romping over his kitchen floor, while Polly herself lay strtched out in a corner. Polly had moved P. C. during the night, too. Because Adam Patercity was of German birth his colonel wanted to discharge him while his regiment was still in America. "I don't want a discharge," Pater city told the colonel. "I want to go to France and fight with the rest of the boys." So Patercity crossed the Atlantic with his regiment. The other day, north of Verdun, Pvt. Patercity, although severely wounded, advanced straight into a machine gun nest which was holding up his com- j pany's advance. Four of the gun erfw j surrendered to Patercity. Five more were left d»ad in the pit. Remedy for Cow Bloat. We found this clipping in a Kansas paper and give it for what it is worth: "A farmer should not get excited when his cow gets clover bloat and threatens a four-foot piece of rubber hose down the cow's throat and into the cow's to croak. The farmer should only ram stomach. The gas on the cow's stom ach then passes through the hose and into the great outdoors. Whenever my cows get the bloat I ram the hose | into their inards, and they immediate ly are relieved. I leel it my dnty to tell the farmers abodt this method." WOMENS WOES i Emmett Women Are Finding Relief at Last. It does seem that women have more than a fair share of the aches and pains that afflict humanity; they must "keep up ," must attend to duties in s p, t °f constantly aching backs, or, headaches, dizzy spells, bearing-down P a,n8; the * mU8t 8too P over ' wh * n Istoop means torture. They must walk and bend and work with racking pains and kidney ills. Keeping the kidneys well has spared thousands of much misery. Read of a remedy for kidneys only that is endorsed by peo ple you know. Mrs. F. Douglass, Emmett, says "One spring I had a terrible time with, my beck and kidneys. There was a dull heavy ache through the small of back and mornings, I was so stiff and lam.*, I could hardly get up. neys acted irregularly and run down. women mv My kid-i I was all ! A relative gave me part of a box of Doan's Kidney Pills and they j helped me so much I got another box at the Payette Valley Pharmacy. They ! completely cured me and I have great faith in Doan's." Price 60 cents at all dealers. Don't i simply ask for a kidney remedy—get ] Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that: Mrs. Douglass had. Foster-Milburn • Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y, j 1 mm m '■ B f///, lJL ■ ■■ y///. T t ■-J- ■ Ü Mm The New Studebaker Light Six Beautiful in Design. Thoroughly Modern Mechanically Right. This car is new throughout and possesses the following disinguishing features: —the lowest priced, high quality Light Six on the market. —design, finish and equipment notably fine, plenty of room, unusual comfort, and excep tional riding qualities. wonderful capabilities of speed with comfort. , be t Utlfu1 ' c ^ ean_cu t, aristocratic appearance, light weight combined with great strength —sterling high quality and durability. —low gasoline and tire expense. —accessibility; ease of driving. —high grade equipment throughout, —manufactured throughout in Studebaker Shops to Studebaker quality standards, choice of two beautiful color designs. Experts call this the ideal five-passenger Six." Emmett Garage & Auto Co. Gifts for Christmas Bo sensible in ( hristmas giving- this year ot all years. Nothing is better, more useful or more highly prized than a nice piece of rurnituie. Our stock is very complete in Rockers, Chairs, Tables, Dressers, Daven ports, Chiffoniers, Rugs, etc. Call early and make your selections. Idaho Furniture & Hardware Co. J. A. Oeswell, Propr., Union Block. -Phone 189 W.