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Official Paper Official Paper of of Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED*IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. JULY 28, 1921. NO. 43. WHEAT YIELD IS HEAVY ON BENCH Yields of Some Fields Estimated at 45 to 50 Bushels to the Acre. / The cutting of grain on the bench is in progress, and heavy yields are reported. The acreage this year ex ceeds that of any other year since the settlement of that tract, being ap proximately 20 jter cent of all landa in ' cultivation. It is estimated. . hell per acre. Probably the banner yield is on the Emmett Cooper ranch on the lower bench. The crop if ea timated at 50 bushels per acre. Mr. Cobper had the same distinction last year. Another field that will crowd Mr. Cooper s for honors is mat of W. T. Fager, west of the Perry Spratt ranch. It comprises 16 acres and es Yields will run from 25 to 50 bus timates arc placed at 50 bushels to the acre. It is a wonderful field. The stalks reach to one's shoulders, the heads average 12 rows and there i» scarcely a weed or grass in sight. It is of the Dicklow variety and has been certified for seed. A large por tion of the seed planted was certified Another fine fjeld, of 30 acres, is that of J. W. Strang, and is a strong corr petitor of the Cooper and Fager fields There are many others as good nearly so. Other crops are looking fine. There are corn fields that need not be ashamed if placed in competition with the famous corn belt of Kansas, Neb raska and Iowa. Most of the second cutting of hay is in the stack. Some alfalfa fields will make four cuttings this year. Enormous ^tacks, lots of them everywhere, are constantly in evidence. In a trip over a portion of the bench Saturday The Index man saw very little of the effects of a scar ity of water, even on the tracts far-j thest from the main canal. The lat orals were running bank full crops showed a healthy color. and A lot of planning and watchfulness is required of the men who have charge of the irrigating system. Sup erintendent MacLean must be on the job every minute day and night. He must be, and is, in complete touch with conditions in every portion of the district. When alfalfa is nearly ready for the sickle he must give it a little extra amount of water. Same way when the grain is in the milk stage, when the melons are about to ripen, when the apples are beginning to make size and color, words, he must be like a general in command of an army. Reinforcements must be rushed up to repel an attack or relieve a perilous situation. It is "some job" when one takes into ac count the conditions with which he In other has to contend, and he has measured up to the full standard of faithfulness and efficiency. The wheat crop will be the salva tion of many a bench rancher this season, and it is the opinion of The Index that a larger acreage should be planted next year and in years to come until hay conditions change. Re duce the alfalfa acreage and increase the grain area would seem to be a wise course; at least, to the extent of replacing those alfalfa fields wjiich show signs of running out or hare be come full of weeds. Quite a number of farmers growing clover for seed. Those fields are are in fine condition and free from weeds and grass. In most of the orchards we passed in Central Mesa the trees are loaded with apples. Most of them will have <• f ttt-a On Friday, to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Boren, a daughter. On Saturday, to Mr. and Mrs. John ! ! i BORN : Fry of Horseshoe Bend, a daughter, i Mrs. Fry is a daughter of Mr. and | Mrs. Martin Olsen of that section. To Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Oarrothers ! on July 22, a daughter To Mr. and Mrs. Albort Beckman ! on : j _ ., , ». , Epworth League Institute. The annual institute of the Epworth | League for this district closed its ses- ] sion at Payette Lakes Inn last Sun-! Emmett finished the course of 251 on July 16, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Willis Webb July 22, a son. forty-minute periods and received the certificate of the central office: Earl Miller, Mary Keith, Dwight Shaw, Marie Whitman, Iva VanFleet and Irene White. The following were vis- j itors: Frank Berry, C. R. Whitman and W. W. Hoops. Dr. Keith was one * of the instructors. For purposes of j convenience a new district was organ ised and christened "The Oregon Dis trict," with boundaries on the east at Mountain Home and on the west at Huntington. Next year's institute will be held somewhere in the Boise valley. The Rev. Clyde Walker was elected as president of the new dis trict. Dr. Elmer Grant Keith of the local Methodist church was chosen dean for the next annual institute. The minimum enrollment was set at 200 . Two AeeMentt. During the post week two persons required the services of Dr. Cummings for wounds on their hande. Last Thursday, the 18-year-old son of D. C. Owens slashed one of his hands with a sickle, and Mrs. John Taylor yesterday cut her hand quite badly with an ax while chopping wood. TAD AD AU DPTTIVni'C iJllUI * /T A XlUIlHiiJ JC TTTJ' A ~\7~V r HHiA V X j Payette and Boise Valleys Estimated Yields Reduced, Reports from the orchards in the Payette and Boise valley are to the effect that the drop of prunes this year js he avv, acc0 rding to W. C. tonei and tbe estimated yield of 1600 carloads will be considerably cut down as a consequence. Mr. Stone at tributes the heavy spring frosts as the cause. The present drop is far in excess of the natural f "!l customary in midsummer. The drop in Mr. Stone's orchard is not unusually heavy, he having used j heaters to protect the trees in the He estimated his crop at 121 j ' j spring. carloads. Delicious Watermelons. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Womack from long experience—the former be-j ing a practical printer and the latter j having catered to his appetite for lr.rny years—knows what touches the! ; spot of the newspaper man, and so i, IOU g.ht j n a 20-pound watermelon ou jjimday, one of the first of ihe season, j t was j us f right—so marvelously SW eet and delicious as to make on wonder if there are watermelons in heaven, If there are, and they are equal to those grown in the Emmett country', we are inclined to chirk more converts would be made if the preach ers would include them in the induce ments to lead better lives instead of the terrors of hell. Even then the chances are the people of Emmett wruld rather stay hen'. Mr Womack has eight acres in watermelons. The first 1000 were picked and marketed this week. They sell for 6 cents a pound, and Ahey're worth it. Great Demand for Wood. The demand for mill wood for fuel is so great and has been nl' summer, that it cannot be supplied. Ranchers with teams and wagons spend the en tire night at the mill or else arrive in the early morning hours in order to be in lire when the gates of the enclosure open at 7 o'clock in the morning. It is not unusual for 50 outfits to he in line, and the tail enders have to go home empty hand ed. The experience of Fred Blaser is often the experienc eof others. He came in Wednesday morning, remained all day and last night in order tc se cure a load. He was seen going out of town this morning with a load on his wagon and a smile on his face af ter an all night's vigil. Forest Ranger Injured. Charlie Schuler who is employed by the forest service on trail construe tion work down the Middle fork of the Payette river south of Boiling Springs '*• .'"J "" 1 img in moving camp The horses be icame frightened wjyle traveling the, , <>W , ar> , r ' .. U , er S I*" " ? f 0 ™ the : m0 ?" h *1, C U j* ®. lne< se '~! eral broken ribs and the ligaments and muscles in one leg were quite bad- ! ly torn. He was brought out of Gar-1 den Valley on a horse and to Emmett ! today to receive medical treatment. I I j j j * O. G. Russell and family are this j week moving into their new six-room j bungalow at Fifth and Johns, which | was built by Mr. Russel and son Dayjd -.-the Security Benefit Association. | Security Benefit Association meets Moving Into New Home. E. H. STRANG, Secy. | EMMETT LOSES CLOSE GAME Costly Errors • Give Champs Sunday's Contest by 4 to 3 Score." Weiser Two rank errors by Penson that l etted two runs to Weiser gave the Idaho-Oregon league cham^ ons Sun day's game. Other errors that had a semolance of excuse wcie responsible for Weise it's otoer two scire* the other hand, errors by Weiser Cm gave Emmett h :r scores. There was not an earned run in the entire game. Score 4 to 3. But fet that it was a good game, ex citing and thrilling at times, with the spectators on their feet a-yeiling at times and at other times in the slough of despondency. Penson pitched mas terly ball, striking out 12, Webb toiled for Weiser and struck out 14. Weiser had the best of the bitting, too, being credited with 9 to Em mett's 6. Emmett's first score wa3 made in the first inning. I Brown struck out, Joe Brown hit safe ly and stole second, Otkins *as out Harold >x » j *■ j when Catcher Shea pulled down a tail foul, Eggleston reached first on First Baseman Grant's juggiing of Cai; non's throw of the batter's grounder Joe Brown Nails a Hot One. and Brown raced home before the ball could be got into action again. Scran ! struck out. /ifth, Per.son scoring on a fumble by Two more camo in tl e Cannon, and Harold r or by Cannon and a slashing ground Brown on an er er between first and second. Weiser counted two in the third, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. The score Emmett_ Weiser _ R. H. E. .3 6 8 .4 9 4 Moves Into New Bungalow The new modern bungalow of Roy Sanders on First street is receiving its covering of stucco and probably will he completed this week. It is claimed this is the first real stucco residence in Emmett. Its appearance is so pleasing that undoubtedly many future home builders will adopt this style. The plain stucco walls are splotched with dark colored lava gra vel about the size of peas, while the trimmings around the edges and at each corner are similarly treated by glistening white oyster shells chop ped into small pieces. The effect is beautiful and novel. The house is completed except the stucco werk and the family have moved in. Another Near Drowning. Miss Kate Russell, a well known young lady who moved to this city from Gooding last year, was rescued ^ rom almost certain death from drowning on Sunday by Paul Jones, Miss Russell was swimming at river Sultü* *"E 'IT rent> however> was swifter than she had expectod and she carrled on past the bridge, unknown to her com panions who were too intent on hav ing a good time to notice her. Fright ened and oemg exhausted from swim ming she wans under. A? she came I up the second time, Paul Jones went to her rescue and brought her to shore. Mr. Jones's prompt doubtedly saved the young lady's life and ** highly commended, Break in Canal. About forty feet of earth work was washed out Tuesday in a break Canyon canal between the Squaw creek flume and the cement tunnel ReDair of the hreak win Ke this, evening, it is expected. acuon un turned in! ) on CLOTHING FOR NEEDY OF NEAR EAST ■ County Red Cross Takes Up Work to Relieve Armenian Suffering. Gem County people are called upon to join the nation-wide movement in augurated by the Red Cross for the relief of suffering in the Near East, With winter approaching, the sorely afflicted pfeople of Armenia, without sufficient clothing and bedding to protect them from the cold, are facing terrible suffering. The Gem county Red Cross organization has taken charge of the drive in this county. '•At a meeting of the executive com mittee Tuesday evening plans for the campaign were formulated, with Mrs. E. H. Lahltree as director, Mrs. G. W. iMaxfield as chairman of the collec tion committee and Mrs. Robert Bur lingame as chairman of the packing and shipping committee. The cam paign is to be completed by Aug. 15. Garments that have been worn and which are not being used, can be made to do great service in saving the lives of the people in Armenia. The com mittee expects to retain from the gifts of clothing such as may be needed for local use this winter. Every home is requested to search for all spare cloth ing, put it into bundles and have it ready for gathering on bundle days These days are Or it can be at the Crouch from 1 to 4 p. m. July 30, Aug. 6 and 13. delivered in person Building, opposite The Index building on said Saturday afternoons. A box for the clothing bundles will also be found at the postoffice every day dur j s It ing the entire campaign, expected to have free transportation for these gifts of clothing. The things needed are as follows: Coats, dresses, sweaters, skirts, blan kets, petticoats, overcoats, wool shirts, wool scarfs, heavy hose, heavy under vear, heavy wrappers, woolen gloves j and mittens, boots and shoes, felt slippers, children's clothes of every sort, buttons, needles, thread, and gunnysacks in which to pack. Mend ing need not be done, as that can be done by the people to whom the cloth ing goes. For the sake of the color starved little ones tuck in something bright. If one wishes to donate new cloth and new garments they will be gladly accepted. But the appeal in the main is for second hand clothing. Let manity and to save the suffering and dying. All bundles can be left at the Crouch building. every- family help for the sake of hu Lightning Kiils Calf. Lightning is so uncommon in this section cf Idaho that damage from that source is a rarity. During the shower Sunday morning one sharp thunder clap and lightning occurred, end several people on the streets were almost stunned and telephone and electric power wires popped like pis tols. A calf was struck and killed on the James Kesgard ranch down the vallgy. The calf was about 75 yards from the house and was-grazing. The bolt struck it on one side of the body and separated, one portion going down one of its hind legs and the other down the other leg. The mether of Mr. Kesgard, who was looking out of the window and saw the calf fall to the ground, was shçcked by the bolt and had to take hold of a chair to keep from falling. Forest Service Has Jinx. ' Old Man Jinx is camping on the trail of the forest service people and dealing out all sorts of trouble. The storm Sunday, with its lighning, started about fifteen forest fires, all of which are now under control butj two, and two men in the service were] seriously injured by falling down cliffs. \a.Iey ranger station, suffered a sprained back and bad bruises Monday j when going to a fire. He was cross-; '* saddle and two pack horses when the bank slid and the horses and man went over the cliff. One horse was killed j and the other was seriously injured. one eye being put out. Mr. Harting. is improving and is able to be around) I Fred Harting, a "smoke chas er", who is stationed at the Garden ing over a hill of slide rock with again. Threshers and Growers Confer. A conference of threshing machine j owners and grain growers, conducted under the auspices of the County i Farm Bureau, was held yesterday af-j ternoon in Commercial Club rooms to I consider prices for threshing. A ten-' tative compromise was agreed upon, ! and James Kesgard, president of the Farm Bureau, has called a meeting of' grain growers, to be held in Commer eial Club rooms Saturday evening at 8 o'clock to take action on the pro position. All grain growers are urg ed to be present. Installs Pumping Plant. E. F. Reed has just completed the installation of a pumping plant cr. his South Slope fruit ranch to irrigate 13 acres of apple orchard. Water is now being taken from the Last Chance ditch extension, but Mr. Reed plans to use water from the Co-operative canal next year. The pump is being driven by a 10-horsepower gasoline Both pump and engine were j en 8 ln * i moved Mr. Reeds mining property m Oregon. Oregon Short Line here, has request e d to be relieved of his duties here, a t Middleton. His successor has not y eb been appointed, » BUYS FRUIT IN Deoot Agent to Leave. R. E. Wing, station agent for the and will be * rarsferred to the station OREGON Peaches and Pears at Brogan Bought hy Manager Dayton. _ | * s Manager Guy B. Dayton s pur ! chase of peaches and pears in East em Oregon to supply customers of the Gem Fruit Union of Emmett, Ten carloads of peaches and six car loads of pears comprise Mr. Dayton's purchase at Brogan, Ore., and the en lire lot will be shipped to Eastern customers. The spring frosts played Like carrying coals to Newcastle smash with Emmett's peach and pear crops and only enough escaped the wintry blast to supply the local trade, : Mr. Dayton, accompanied by his son and Morris Haylor left for Brogan yesterday morning to inspect the or chards from which he is to secure the fruit. I Weevil Enemies Multiply. Steps were taken last week to con trol the alfalfa weevil, when a box of parasitea were releascd in the Fruit land district. The parasites are small Ichneumon flies which attack the lar-j vae of the weevil and prevent its fur ther development. This parasite was brought from Europe and introduced in the vicinity of Salt Lake in 1912. At the present time it is found in Utah and Eastern Idaho, and it is de sired t() haye jt introduced int0 aH weev j| j n f e sted sections. The parasite passes the winter in the pupal stage, emerging in the spring to lay eggs in side the body of the weevil larvae, The e?gg , ater hatchj formin? another larvae, which kills the weevil larvae at the time it spins the pupal web, j thus preventing it from transforming to an "dulL There is no danger of t * le new insect becoming a pest, as it cttn only live on the weevil, Gy multiplies fast, as is evidenced by | ts ra P id s P read in Eastern Idaho. So il should only be a short time before * he y wiU become an important factor ' n weevil control, The n New Building Completed. W. W. Wfilton's new building just west of the Corner Grocery on Main | - j street is completed and is occupied. • Mr. Wilton has moved his real estate j office into the east room and Attor ney Byrd has moved into the other. The building has a handsome plate glass front and presents a fine ap pearance. New Schoolhoüse at Jack Knife. A new schoolhouse is to be built in the Jack Knife district, a few miles south of Ola, this year. Bids were opened the first of the week and the contract awarded to Tyler & Walters of Emmett. Work will start at once and the building is to be completed in time for school the coming fall. County Agent Leaves. A. L. Berry, county Farm Bureau agent, returned lzs : Thursday from a trip to Kansas, where his family h ad been several weeks, and left again today> this time to remain at least , nt il next spring Ht w '■! locate at Manhattan. Kan., and will engage in stock feeding, principally sheep. In dications are that corn in that state will sell around 25 cents a bushel. -• American Legion Delegate At a meeting of the American Le gion last Thursday night John Gam jage was elected as delegate to repre-; isent Lawrence Dresser Post at the j j gtate convention which is to be held at Kellogg August 4, 5 and 6. Rowing In Top Mala. Oxford-Cambridge boat races wore top I bat*. j Oarsmen In the early days of the j BIG RABBIT DRIVE IS PLANNED Crops on Lower Slope Being Damaged by Unusual Num bers of Jackrabbits. Crops on the lower end of the South Slope are being severely damaged by thousands of jackrabbits which are migrating out of the sagebrush into the ranchers' fields. At the sug gestion of farmers that a concerted drive be made upon the rabbits by the people in the valley from Emmett to Payette, County Agent Berry has taken the matter up with the Em mett Gun Club, the Emmett Com mercial Club and the Payette CoSnty Farm Bureau and has secured in each case the promise of the heartbeat co operation. Farmers' losses have al ready run close to 916,000. Corralls will be built at the Ed Al len Ranch. Mr. Allen's ranch is well equipped with sheep corralls and it is hoped to fill them up with jackrab bits. A government expert of the Government Bureau Biological Sur vey who has had more experience in this work than any other man in the United States, will be here to direct the drive. A dozen men on horseback ! will act as field marshals to keep the lines straight and everybody in place. In deciding oh a date for the driv8 it is very important that it be given im mediate attention due to the heavy losses, especially of melons. It was thought best by some of the co-oper ating parties to hold the drive on Sunday afternoon, starting about 4 o'clock. There should be no objection to holding such a drive on Sunday, as we would think nothing of driving the cattle or sheep out of the crops on Sunday, and it is no worse to drive a pest of this kind which is doing, so much damage on such a day. Automobile excursions will be run from New Plymouth and Emmett, giving everybody who wishes to an opportun'ty to get out to the drive. i B „ ys are specially Lru .-j.ted. All guns and d(1J , s w!T! ;, ff rv one is requested to bring a club and a basket lunch and the Farm Bureau will furnish the coffee. The wa!e" melon 'growers in this territory have offered to treat the crowd later in the season when the supply of melons is sufficient. It is hoped that 500 men and bov=, with no objections to women, attend the drive. This will probably be the last large drive in this part of the state and the committee is expecting a great turnout with lots of helpers as well as spectators. It has been es timated by ranchers in this district that with the location of the corrals which are being constructed on the Allen ranch they can corrall from be tween 2000 to 10,000 rabbits, any one of which in a single night might do $50 worth of damage in a melon patch. Committees are in charge of various work connected with the drive and everyone is invited. The New Plymouth crowd will he assembled at the Allen ranch and the crowd from Emmett will start their part of the drive above the Warren Nelson ranch. Destroying Melons. One of the heaviest losers from the depredations of the rabbits in the melon patches is Will Obermeyer, who has a 40-acre patch on the Slope. The rabbits swarm from the sagebrush into the melon field at night. The only way they have of testing a melon as to whether or not it is ripe is by biting through the rind If the melon is ripe they eat the insider; if not ripe, the hole they bite s«. on starts decay and ruins the melon. Coyotes also are lovers of melons ard : n years past have caused great losses. j an church has won the highest honor by having a perfect record of all be j nf r there on time never missing a Sun day, all having their Bibles—they don't let them, lie around neither, for they study both at home and Sunday school—all having their lesson. This has happened every Sundav for the kst two months. "Now. if there is Makes Fine Record. The True Blue class of the Christ a iy other Sunday school class of girls from 14 to 17 years that can show their record and beat this one I would ^ J#ad to know it> „ 3 their denti Miss Kate Russell This class certainly has the pep. tie for market. They Banks. Cattle to Market. John D. Little went to Portland Saturday with a carload of beef cat were loaded at on