The Emmett Index
PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO
EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1919.
EMMETT BOYS COMING
Transferred Rack to 41st Divis
ion and Slated for Early
All Emmett boys who were former
members of the Second Idaho and at
tached to the 41st division, and who
desire to retire from the service, are
coming home from France at an early
date, according to a letter received
from "The Boy Saturday. The ' et_ j
ter was dated December 30, and is inj
part as follows:
"Today orders came through trans-|
ferring all of the old 41st Division
boys back to the 41st division. So I,
with many others, have been trans
ferred to the 164th Ambulance Co.,
And the 41st division
will leave for the United States about
the 10th of January. So by the time
you get this letter I will probably be
in the U. S. Hurrah! Col. Clark and
Floy are the only ones from Emmett
that are not coming.
Joes not feel that his work is complet
ed in the A. E. F. yet, and so he will ;
still remain in charge of the hospital.
And Floy will stay with his dad.
"The Colonel could have held all of
us if he wished, as we were no longer
in the 41st division. But he very kind
ly offered to transfer alt to the 41st
division, who formerly belonged to it,
if they wished. Very few refused. It
will disrupt the working of Camp
Hospital No. 26 for quite a while and
means lots more work for the Colonel j
in getting thing organized again, butj
he has let all of us go, nevertheless.
"We leave sometime after the first
of the month for the 164th Ambulance :
Company, which is located a short dis
tance from here.^ We are supposed to
be all ready for transportation to
the coast by the 6th of January, so we ■
expect to be on our way by the 15th. !
Tommy Eggleston, Otto Chambers, ;
and the other who are with
and the other boys who are
machine gun outfits are also coming.
Don't write any more until you hear
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letters received from John GamageJ
Howard Cayford, Tom Eggleston, and
others. All boys who formerly be- 1
longed to the 41st division, and werej
later transferred to other divisions,;
have been given the privelege of re- !
joining the 41st for early return.;
Telegrams announoing the arrival of
this division in New York are expected
daily by interested parents and friends |
The above has been corroborated in
Composition of Forty-first.
The 41st divisin, or Sunset, is com
posed in all of more than 500 officers
and 16,000 men, comprising troops
from Idaho, Washington. Oregon, Wy
oming and Montana. It includes the
161st, 162nd, 163rd and 164th regi
ments, the 181st and 182nd infantry
brigade headquarters; 146th, 147th i
mod 148th machine gun battalions; '
116th ammunition train, 116th supply
train, 116th sanitary train and 164th
I. O. ANNUAL MEETING
Idaho-Oregon Fruit Association Elect
Officers for Year.
The Idaho-Oregon Fruit Growers
association, composed of locals at Em
New Plymouth, Fruitland and
Payette, held its annual meeting at
Payette on Tuesday and elected the
following directors for the ensuing
Loe Reed and E. C. Vahlberg,!
Emmett: A. J. Shearer and T. J. Beck
jvith, Payette: H. G. Gardner, Guy
Graham and D. L. Ingard, Fruitland:
H. C. Pry° r . George J. Snook, New
Plymouth. The directors will organ-,^
ize at a meeting to be held Feb 10. .
The association decided to revise the
constitution. The principal by-law to
be changed will change the method
■of distribution. Each of the four lo
cals in the association will have full
charge of its own pooling and make
the distribution of money to the grow
ers from its office. The effect of this
will be quicker returns of money to!
the growers from the sales of fruit.
To Flush Log Chute.
An interesting bit of construction
is in progress at the Boise Payette
miH in the shape of a flume to flush
-out the log chute. Considerable dif
ficulty has been caused Dy the accu
mulation at the base of the log chute
-of bark, bits of wood and other refuse
clogging the chain which raises the
log« to the upper story of the mill. To
obviât* this a flume three fret in di
aaeeter aad 1209 feet long is being
constructed and when completed,
which will be tomorrow probably, will
be lowered to a depth of 18 inches at
the intake and 38 inches at the lower
end. It is expected that this will
correct the difficulty.
Another step in the way of beau
tifying the grounds at the mill is be
ing taken. It is the intention to level
and seed a parking between the
boarding house and the road, and the
same at the rooming house. Also,
trees will be set out, and a
homelike appearance presented.
Emmett Girl Married
The marriage of Miss Zelma Love
p ro f \ l Anderson took place at
ß ur | e y Sunday. The bride, a daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs j j U)ye of this
c jjy^ j s a teacher in the Burley schools,
and the groom was the superintend
ent untj , he entered an officers train
ing camp during the war. He was
jj 0me on a f ur i OUJf h when the marri
age took place,
sent at the ceremony.
Mrs. Love was pre
The influenza epidemic has played
hob with the proposed minstrel show,
but Jay Stoner says it will come off
this spring, will be better than ever
and worth waiting for. Mr. Stoner
has received the latest repertoire in
this line and is planning to start prac
tice in a short time.
News of His Death in May Received
Through Red Cross
That William H. Kuckku was killed
j n ac tion at the battle of Cantigny
May 2 8, 1918, is the information re
ceived this week by hie wife froirt the
National headquarters of the Red
Cross, in response to an earnest re
q Ues t from her to ascertain what had
(, ecomt . of him. The last word re
ce ; ved by Mrs. Kuckku from her hus
band was in a letter dated May 26,
wo da y S before his death, In that
letter h ' e stated that he was writing
! while under shell fire,
; formation has yet been received from
the war depa rtment.
No official in
Mr. Kuckku left Emmett on Octo
ber 3, 1917, for Camp Lewis with
seven other registrants, among whom
John Davjes who aIso made the
su e sacrifi( ; e .
He was in camp
only four weeks, when he left for
The letter from the Red Cross fol
"My dear Mrs. Kuckku:—The Paris
mail which reached us yesterday
brought us a very sad answer to the
inquiries which we sent on two separ
ate occasions to our representatives
in France, asking for a report on your
husband at the earliest possible mo
ment. The investigation has brought
us the distressing information that
your husband was killed in action at
the battle of Cantigny on May 28,
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,n «l u,r,e8 of Au *' 20th and 0ct ' 9th
ln the same mal1 ' and ^ were sent
We received an answer to our
on Dec. 18th, reaching us only yes
terday. We have received no official
confirmation from the War Depart
ment of your husband's death, but we
are convinced that the report of our
Red Cross representative abroad is ab
solutely conclusive, in view of the
careful and the exhausted search that
he has made.
that it is useless to offer words of
com f or t, but we would like to
"In such a grief as yours, we know
our deep and heartfelt sympathy in
; your prea t sorrow."
Made a Record.
Towns Matthews, an old time resi
den t of Emmett, but now living on a
ranch near Nampa, is here renewing
°* d acquaintances.
e one th e seven men
Towns is said to
•ho ever got
the best of Jim Barnard at an auction
John Hall, an eged man who lives
I near the Dave Martin ™ ch ™ ,' he
butte ' suffere<i a dlsloc4ted shoulder
Saturda > ' when h,s team [ an away >
and he was thrown from , the wa ^ on '
About a year a(ro Mr ' Hal ' was k,ck * d
,n the head b >' a horse a " d aev ^ el >'
The next market day sale will be
held a week from Saturday. The sale
last Saturday was largely attended
and everything sold well.
Butte lodge will meet next Thurs
day evening. In addition to a lot of
accumulated business to dispose of,
thore will be prork in the degrees.
All members are urged to be pr ese nt.
OPEN SCHOOL, THEATER
Influenza Ran Lifted on Ail
Public Gatherings Except
The board of health this morning
lifted the ban on all public gather
ings, except dances, and Ideal theater
will open Saturday night, the churches
on Sunday and the city schools on
Monday morning. The ban <în dances
is to be continued one week longer.
The program for next week's attrac
tions at the Ideal is given in another
column. After being shut in for
nearly six weeks, people generally are
hungry for entertainment and will
welcome the opportunity to once more
Superintendent Goodwin makes the
Emmett schools will reopen Monday.
Let all pupils be present and ready to
do good, faithful work.
Parents and pupils notice especially
the change in the time schedule. The
morning session will open at 8:30 and
close at the usual time. The after
noon session will open at 1 and close
at 4 for the higher grades, but some
what earlier for the lower grades.
It is now planned to make the year's
promotions. All those pupils who will
work hard and be present all the
time have a good chance to pass to the
next grade. On the other hand, those
who do not start in promptly, and who
do not attend regularly will have very
little chance to pass.
Those parents who expect to start
children in the First grade the second
term will please start them now—next
Monday. All children who will be 6
years of age before school closes in
May are entitled to start in at the first
of the second term. If they do not
start at the first of the terjn they
must wait till next year, as we cannot
begin another class later in the year.
My advice to parents as to starting
children to school in the middle of the
year is this: If the children are large
and strong and healthy and are 6
years old, or nearly so, it is very well
to start them; otherwise it is better
to wait till next fall. As a rule it is
better to begin at the first of the year.
The pupils seem to be stronger, especi
ally in the lower grades.
Teachers' meeting for next Sat
urday as follows: Junior high school
at 10 a. m. All others grades at 2
p. m. High school teachers at 3 p. m.
.... (From Our Correspondent
Some thirty enterprising citizens
met Saturday evening and planned to
organize an improvment club for the
purpose of boosting the town, getting
in local telephone and electric light
systems, also to organize an irriga
tion district and last but not least,
find a way to make better roads. A
meeting was announced for the second
Saturday evening in February to
elect the officers and find a suitable
name for the society. The ladies were
cordially invited to attend.
Following an- operation for abscess
on the lungs, Waldo Lloid, a well
known young man of Long Valley,
died at a local hospital on Saturday,
June 25. He was born in Long valley,
at Arling, May 10, 1899. The Lloid
family moved to Corvallis, Ore., about
two years ago. Young Lloid remained
about a year and then returned and
has for some time been in the employ
of Sollie Callender.
He leaves to
held at the Bucknum chapel Sunday at
p. m., conducted by Pastor A. < ■
Lathrop, and interment was made in |
mourn his death, his father and moth
er, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lloid, two broth
ers and two sisters, all of whom are
at their home. Funeral services were
the Riverview cemetery.
George H. Hewitson died at Black
foot Sunday last after a lingering ill
ness. He was 41 years of age. He
is survived by his mother. Mrs. M.
Hewitson of Emmett, two sisters, Mrs.
H. Gresham of Murphy and Mrs.
Edgar Whipple of Sweet. The funeral
was help in Boise yesterday.
Will Hold Sale
Mrs. W. C. Hunter and Mrs. Dun
can Hunter will have a public sale of
their household goods, stock and ma
chinery on Wednesday, February 12.
The sale will start promptly at 10
o'clock a. m.
Bettsrwrappers at 1%m Index Offiee
DOUGLAS KNOX 76
Resident of Idaho 55 Years—
the Father of the Emmett
Monday, January 27th. marked the !
76th milestone in the life of one of
Emmett's oldest citizens—Mr. Doug-1
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las Knox—a man known the country
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through, and as widely respected as
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he is known.
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Coming into this great west 65
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years ago, Mr. Knox has seen it grow
from the wildest stage of civilization !
to its present thrifty condition. His
life has been one of varied scenes and j
Born in Ohio in 1843, he went to
Nebraska, then a wild country, when
but a youngster, and at the age of
21 started westward, answering the
"call of the wild." He joined company
with an ox caravan carrying 40 peo
ple across the plains, some bent on
adventure, others wild with the lure
of the wonderful gold reports. Four 1
months of varied experiences, with !
all Its vicissitudes and trials, and not :
without its pleasures, brought the
party into the Boise Basin, and to the,
little plot in the sagebrush covered
with tent dwellings and shacks which
became. "Boise City-T This seas a
trading center, provisions of all kinds
being freighted ui from Umatilla, and
of course became the setting for the
enactment of such tragedies as ac
company the development Of an ab- 1
solutely new mining country.
Mr. Knox's memory is perfectly
clear on all these locations and dates
and he enjoys recounting the pleasures
and privation^ of those years of pion
eering. He states that the picturiza
tions of the "movies" a*e very true
to life with the exception of the In
dian scenes. These, he says, belong
purely to the Red man—the white man ;
can nof stage the Indian in life-like- 1
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Personallv, his experiences with
the red rovers were never disastrous
nor even disagreeable. But his broth- !
John, who is here from Salmon.
River country, in crossing the plains
participated in some thrilling encoun
Mr. Knox's first home in Emmgtt.
was a homestead tract now occupied
■by the Boise Payette mill. Later he
moved into the present townsite. He
is extremely modest about relating ■
his own accomplishments, but one j
thing he takes great delight in is in
looking back over the development of j
the Emmett schools, feeling a keen
satisfaction in having been an active
factor in establishing the district, and
in building the first schoolhouse, in
1871. This schoolhouse still stands on
the "Webb" place,
him in the furtherance of school ac
eommodations was - James Wardweli.
father of Mrs. E. K. Hayes, donor of
vhich the Wardweli
the site upon
school building stands, and in 1884 the
Washington building, still in use, was
erected. As time went by and it be-;
necessary to enlarge the school
.rapacity, Mr. Knox opposed vigorously
the enlargement of the old frame
structure, contending for the erection
of a substantial, modern brick build
ing, which was finally done.
Murray. Sr., and Matt Martin were
the other trustees, and in the ensuing
35 years, Mr. Knox has served contin
uously on the Emmett school board,
with the exception of one year which
he spent in the upper country' and
one year as assessor of Ada county.,
And now, as always, there is no mem
ber of the board to whose heart the
advancement of school interests has
a more sacred importance.
During all these years of pioneer
ing, Mr. Knox and his good wife were,
occupied with the rearing of 8 chil- ;
dren, all of whom are living and rear
ing families of their own. With the
birth of a son to the Walter Knox
family recently, the 39th grandchild
is numbered, and a baby boy, born to
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martin last week,!
! makes the eigth great-grandchild.
Owing to the epidemic of influenza
the families thought it inadvisable to
celebrate the birthday so 1 it was pass
The Index joins with a host of
friends in wishing "Daddy" Knox
many more years of happy content
Stood the Test.
The city pumping plant was given
a severe test Friday. The electric ap
paratua "T* ^
palr * c ,u ,Je e 1 * *5 an " aS
near> *" lp> ' t '" 1 e ama *^ * a *
repaired the pump was started and
run continuously for seven hours,
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when the tank was filled. During that
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time the well furnished an abundant
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supply of water,
marshal and William Kilby is tempor-1
Buys Branch Property
George D. Knipe recently purchased
the ranch property known as the
"Simmons place," which he has been
farming the past year.
New Night Marshal
W. W. Hoops has resigned as night
arily filling the position. At the regu
lar monthly meeting of the city coun
cil Monday night A1 Leggett will be
appointed. Would-be transgressors of
the law had better take one good look
at big A1 before deciding to do any
t. f/^xT r rr4 T t t? ccrif c
31U1M lUL n O £1 111 IV 3
Commercial Club Organized to Fur
ther the Welfare of that Town
Our sister town of Montour doesn't
propose to permit its splendid re
sources to be dormant any longer, and
is mapping out a campaign of develop
ment that will place that community
in line with other progressive com
At a meeting held Saturday evening
in the Methodist church the organ
ization of a live Commercial club was
completed with the object of promot
ing the welfare of the Montour coun
try and upper Gem county. The club
start* Out with a membership of 30,
meeting to be held February 8.
Some of the things proposed to be
undertaken are as follows: First to
organize an irrigation district on the
e officers will be chosen at
land about Montour; second, to secure
the building of good roads, promoting
the efficiency of the schools, organize
a better telephone system, secure elec-!
trie lights and power for the village
of Montour ahd nearby community
*nd other things which may be of
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interest in the development of the
icommunitv. There is a 60-horsepower
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water plant near the village going to
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waste, which can be easily transform
led to the generating of electric power
for lights, machinery and pumping
water for irrigation purposes. The
mountains are full of good material
for the making of good roads, and the
big farm belonging to the McConnell
brothers, on which Montour stands, i»
divided up into small tracts and is
being sold to home builders and new
At the £ame me€tinfr a wat er users'
association waf di8Cusse d and a corn-,
ho are being added to the
mittee consisting of Mr. Laflin, Frank
McConnell and Ed Faris was appoint
tg iook up tfae deUj|? and to
^ a£ a meeting of all the water
in the valley to be called in the
Nazarenes to Build
The Church of N'azarenes are to
have a home of their own.
; building is to be erected on the corner
of Second and Washington at once.
• The building
dimensions and will be constructed of
cement blocks. The location is one of
the best in the city.
rill be 30x56 feet in
Shriners to Give Ball
The Emmett Shriners are planning
to 8> v o a Valentine ball Februar)- 14.
Committees Rave been appointed and
P 1 «*' 1 ® wilt forward without delay.
Nice Gift to Lodge
Mrs. W. C. Hunter has presented
to the Masonic lodge of this city two
deer heads, an antelope head and an
foot a „ mounted
The gift is
very much appreciated by Butte lodge.
Taxicab service anywhere and any
time, pre-war prices. E W. Sitzer.
Mr. end Mrs. Fred Miller and chil
dren rf turne(i yest erday from a visit
weeks with relatives and
frieB<ls at Banks,
D* Jadd, dearie«.
MOLASSES IN RATION
E. Clinton Feeding 25,000
Woolies on Alfalfa, Grail
The J. E. Clinton Sheep Company is
feeding 25,000 head of sheep on their
ranch near Hanna on a ration of
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chopped alfalfa and grain mixed with
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molasses, and the woolies like it ami
grow fat upon it.
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A modern mill for grinding the feed
; and then caried
and mixing it with molasses has been
installed. The alfalfa mill has a capa
city of four tons per hour, and is fed
As the alfaifa meal
passes from the chopper, the required
amount of grain is added to it from a
thoroughly mixed, and then carried in
conveyors on an endless chain beneath
pipes containing molasses. The mo
lasses is heated to a thin consistency
and grain are
and forced through small perforations
! in the pipes in a spray over the feed,
to the feeding
Fifteen tons of the combination are
required to-satisfy the hunger of the
sheep every day ' Theirs is a 3Wee *
tooth and they are ravenous for the
confection, as it might be called.
Large Lambing Sheds
Preparations for a lambing on an
extensive scale are being made by
Walter Little on the Ed Allen ranch
south of Falk, where sheds 24x160
feet are being constructed under the
supervision of Harry Titus.
tion work started Monday.
COURT HOUSE NEWS
Marriage licenses were issued the
past week to the following couples:
Vernon L. Hughes and Elvona Olsen.
both of Emmett, and Geo. F. Carter
and Goldie E. lash, both of Cascade,
Rev. F. E. Finley performed the mar
riage ceremony for both couples, the
former on January 25, and the latter
on the 28th.
of administration were filed in the
estates of Jack Oquinn, Hannah Scott
and Thoral Johansen.
Letters of administration were filed
ajj n the estate of Charles Walker and
D. D. Sasser, Jr. Petitions for letters
Sheriff Fred Klepper made a busi
ness trip to Caldwell on Tuesday,
At IDEAL THEATRE
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
featuring Herbert Rawlinson
"Almost a Chaperon"
FER> 2 and 3
Paramount Feature and
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
and Harold Lloyd Comedy
WEDNESDAY. FEB. 5
"The Preacher and the
featuring Wm. S. Hart. One
of Hart's best productions
"Allies' Official War
THURSDAY', FEB. 6
Universal Special Feature
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