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Official Paper Official Paper of of Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1921. TEN PAGES TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 46. WORK TO START BLACKt CANYON DAM Drill Outfit Being Unloaded on Site—Preliminary Work to be Done This Fall. Work will begin within a few days , , . „ ... on the dam at Black Canyon, five , . _ _ miles northeast of Emmett, according to information received a few days ago from Project Engineer J. B. Bond of the reclamation office in Boise, and verified today by The Index in an in terview with Mr. Bond. Men and machinery are to be plac ed in the field to bore test hole» on the site of that structure. A diamond drill will be used. Bids for the work were opened today by the reclamation officials in Boise, but as the figures submitted were not satisfactory, the bids were rejected and new bids call ed for. The specifications call for seven holes, not deeper than 100 feet, to be drilled, four of them in the bed Mr. Bond stated this of the river, afternoon that the rejection of the bids would entail a delay of only a few days. Test holes are designed to prove the nature of the foundation for the dam, the amount of excavation necessary. and the cost of construction of the, dam sub-structure. The above is indeed ctoering news. The announcement was hailed with, joy here because it is believed the step insures the construction of the dam and that further work will be prose cuted as rapidly as fundsbecome avail able to do the work. The most cer lain bond to insure completion of this project is the investment of money in it. That is exactly what this move ment portends. Because of lack of funds the work may lag for a time, but it will never be abandoned. The reclamation officials plan to complete the preliminary work this fall and winter and thus be prepared to push construction when funds be come available. The opposition of President Harding to the enactment of the Smith-McNary irrigation bill does not affect such projects as the Black Canyon, as many at first sup , . , posed. Funds for tha, project com* , , „ from another source. Commenting! «on this feature the Idaho Reclamation Association says: "While it is entirely probable that the presidenSis attitude, token, as stated, on eccaiomic grodnds and nut because of opposition to reclamation development, ends the high hope of, enactment at this time of the McNary Smith bill," this statement says, "we know that there are funds available that cwi be used to materially aid re clamation construction in Idaho.These burieei funds arising from a war jety of sources such as unused appro •priations, proceeds from land sales, etc., that amount to a large sum. "The Idaho Reclamation association doing everything possible to have the«: buried funds disentombed and, applied. The money is there, and has been located in more or less obscure accounts, and thene are several mil lion dollars of it. We are insisting on its being applied, .and we shall be especially persistent, on behalf of Idaho." are is Clothing for Needy. Twenty two gunny sacks of warm winter clothing gathered by the local Red Cross in the Armenian relief drive were shipped this week to Ar menia. Almost as large a quantity of clothing was reserved to be dis tributed among the needy at home. All manner of sizes and forms of clothes were sent in, from stockings, both mended and unmended, to warm coats and heavy underwear. Many pairs of shoes were received, mostly with worn out soles, but good tops. These will be made into good shoes by the skilled Armenian cobblers. Those working on the committee were Mrs. Eli Lanktree, chairman, Mrs. Robert Burlingame, Mrs. W. J. Era ard and Mrs. James Kinzer. Will Handle Own Fruit. Dr. A. N, Gaebler of St. Louis, own er of a large apple and prune orchard j pn the bench near Hanna, was in town 1 for a few hours on Tuesday to consult : , with his superintendent, Elias Aston, j in regard to the marketing of h.s fruit He has decided to market his j fruit. He will pack both apples | and prunes on his ranch and ship | them to Chicago. Those he cwmotl sell in the open market at once, will j be stored until later. The doctor is in Idaho with- a party of friends to I hunt and fish. I crop. own <î> <s- # •'} <i- - N IDAHO SPUDS e> It has been estimated that the i ■* Oregon Short Line will handle • k approximately 9,178,000 bushels j 'é> of potatoes over its lines in Ida- • 1 4* ho this fall. Tributary to the • railroad there are 50,300 acres • planted in potatoes. The pota- ^ <5> toes run as high as 220 sacks to <?' • the acre. Three thousand five 3> cars will be needed to move the ■* <j> <S> potato crop in the Burley sec,- <$■ <?> tion, and the average capacity of <s' The govern- <$■ . i<3> a car is 400 sacks, , , , . ment estimated that the entire acreage in this state planted in <* [ <$> potatoes amounts to acres. 53,100 <S> The total Idaho potato 4» <S> yield this season is estimated at ♦ <S> 9,500,000 bushels. •• ♦ EMMETT SOIL IS HUMPING Trots Out Bean Pod Three Feet Long —Twin Cantaloupes A Long One A bean pod lacking but an inch of being thr£e ffiet long is tbe cont ribu tion this week to The Index's agricul ltura] exh;bit R ^ grQwn , n the of p H Gray xhis ja a new ya of the bean and the long pod , characteHstic of the plant> except that here in the rich Emmett country grow ]onger ^ particular wa3 jn ju inf when plucked . ^ t ^ ^ ^ jf , eft to a ripe 0 , d age >d contain - a] , guaranteed to be as wwfu , ag the we „ known army bgan Twin "Cants" We've had twin cucumbers, twin ap ples and twin pi unes, but Fvoden Dog ranch is the first to announce a twin cantaloupe. Young Junior Knowles, who is an embryo melon dealer, hand ed it in as an addition to The Index's ap-riculturzl curiosity shop. Each c' the twins are normal size. Grain Yields Big Some grain yields from east of town that hit the high spots: Ancy Sullivan riptrts an average yield of ... . , „„ , , , oats grown by him to be 1 2 bushels . pet acre. Alma Yergenron's wheat j measured 52 bushels to the aerei ! Charles L. Anderson's, 47 bushels; J.. M. Jones's, 40 bushels—all from cer tified seed of the Dicklow variety. ! Evidently it pays to use pure-bred I seed just as it does to r-ùe pure-br.-d stock. • | i MARRIED 1 ; A marriage license was issued this morning to Arthur M. Hammock and Jessie M. Peterson, both of Emmett, Immediately after securing the license the young couple boarded the Under ! ground railroad train to Judge Haag's office and were by him joined firm ly in wedlock, i I Hunters After Grouse. The opening of the grouse season I on Monday called many Emmett hunt ers to the haunts of this game bird. I A party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Joe j Dion, Mr. and Mrs. John Ketchen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Little, C. A. Thomat and John Barbour went to the Wal ter Little ranch on Crane creek. F. D. Bowen and M. Horton went to the High Valley summit above Ola; Emil Stahl and Mr. Trim composed another hunting party; Bob Burlingame, O. J. Jones, Dr. A. G. Byrd of Emmett, Loyd Cox of Montour and Will Talley of Sweet went to Brownlee; Dr. Rey nolds and Dr. Wood to Timber Flat; Dr. E. G. Keith and C. A. Whitman to the Elmer Nesbitt ranch at Gross. Most of them brought back well filled game bags. Mr. Whitman and Dr. Keith had quite an experience while in camp. A rain storm, of cloudburst proportions, swooped down upon that country and the stream on one side of their tent and a ravine on the other quickly became roaring torrents and they were somewhat alarmed. But the storm was of short duration and they escaped any damage. The flood wash ed out a long irrigating flume on the Nesbitt ranch and filled the ditch with sand and debris for about a mile Emmett Boys Open Garage. Donald Rose and Earl Newman, ^ former Emmett boys> have int0 businegs for themselves and ed up a garage in Boise at 16th and Main The building was fornierly oc . cupied by H c Wilson, and buiit for urposes . firm wi n put jn modgrn repajr equipment and be prepared to do first class work. Index for butter wrappers. EMMETT FOLKS IN AU-IA TO ACCIDENT \V. E. Buck and Wife Sustaip, Severe Injuries When Car Turns Over. In attempting to avoid a collision with a passing car, an auto containing Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Buck and Mr. and Mrs. George Koontz and three children, and driven by Mr. Buck, turned over Sunday evening on the gravel road about a mile this side of New Plymouth. Mrs. Buck was caught under the car and sustained a dislocated hip, Mr. Buck two crack ed ribs, but the rest of the party, out side of being braised, escaped without injury. The car was badly smashed, the top, windshield and wheels being broken. The party was returning from Fruitland, where they had spent the day visiting relatives. Coming out from New Plymouth a car tried to pull in ahead of them. Mr. Buck quickly swerved to the side of the ) road to get out of the way. His car I skidded in the loose gravel and tum-| ed over, pinning both him and Mrs. Buck beneath the wreck. Injured in Pearl Mine. William Kloth was severely injured at Pearl Wednesday by an explosion in the mine in which he was working. He was blasting some holes in the mine and the dynamite exploded be fore he was able to get out of the shaft. One leg was badly lacerated, a rock the size of a fist being imbed ded in it, and he was shot full of lit tle rocks. He was brought to the Hewitson hospital where it is thought he will recover. BALL 6 A ME SUNDAY Old-Time Stars t* Play Mill Stars Benefit Labor Day Fund. A ball game that will put in the shade any game ever played in the history of Emmett, if not. in the world, will take place Sunday after noon, beginning at 3 o'clock, should therefore attract a large crowd For there will be fun galore and doubtless excitement will run to a high pitch. .. v , .. , , . ..I If anyone is skeptical, let him glance over the following list of play who will participate and then All Stars—Joe Dion, c; M. Horton, p; Ed Skinner, 1 b: Joe Cresswell, 2b; Harry Shropshire, ss; F. D. Bowen, 3b; John Barbour, if; John Ketchen, cf; James Kinzer, rf; Frank Knox and Dave Murray, substitutes. Mill Stars—John Atkins, if; Hans and ers draw his*own conclusions: Hansen, cf; A. J. Kelley, rf; O. J. Jones, p; Robt. Burlingame, c; A. J. Colvin, lb; F. W. Tarleton, 2b; John Sundberg, 3b; Jas Henderson, ss; Geo. Code, Oscar Staaf and W. H. Hoover, Relief players for the All Stars are: Lou Burton, Smith, Claude Polly, Claude Roberts, Reub Eaton, Wm. Madden, Mullay, Sam McMillan, Ralph Hayes and Ed Mays. For the Mill: L. Coffee, J. D. Brown, J. C. Kauble, Joe Campbell, D. Coffee, J. B. Hall, E. Howell, V. Bergeson, Ed Schiller, Wm. Moulton, H. D. Buschki. substitutes. The proceeds will go to the Labor Day celebration fund. Box Factory at Meadows. R. E. Shaw, of the Michigan-Idaho Lumber Company, has leased a mill at New Meadows for the purpose of manufacturing fruit boxes. He went there last week with new equipment for the mill, and took with him Sup erintendent Crill, Dwight Shaw and Charles Shieber. The plant will be operated for a couple of months. MISSOURI-KANSAS PICNIC Former Residents Organize to Hold Annual Reunion. Former Missourians and Kansans, now living in the Emmett country held a picnic and reunion in Dewey grove on Tuesday decided to make the affair an annual event, and those Mrs. Fred A. West as chairman of the new-born organization. About fifty were present and a most enjoyable day was spent in re calling experiences of both their old and new homes. At noon, well filled baskest of food were opened and an old fashioned picnic dinner partaken of in the shade. It was voted to hold next year's picnic in August. FIDDLER OF BYGONE YEARS ^ , , Dunng the summer months one can ,r - , . , sit on the front porch in our neigh borhod and hear what to us are en , , trancing strains of music—such old . ... ... , „„ familiar melodies of 30 years ago as T . , "The Irish Washerwoman," "The ' ,T *" Arkansuiw Traveler " .... '. „ . j , , ' the violin by Moulton brothers, "Cub" Moulton Bros.' Music Recalls Reminiscences of An Ar tist of Boyhood Days. and "Bony.' r We enjoy many of the ; so-called classical selections and we marvel at the wonderful music the great artists produce; but to us the concert the Moultons give most every : evening, as the shadows fail and dusk i creeps on, is sweeter thar the crea tion of the great master, because they bring back memories of boyhood days. As we sit and listen we dream dreams of the long ago, and wc wonder what has become of the boys and girls of the prtorie country of Kar.sas, who "danced all night until broad day light." Them was the days. Morley Aldrich was the fiddler of. our neighborhood. Aldrich's orches tra, which consisted of a violin and a "bull" fiddle, played at nearly all the dances in the country roundabout, just as did the Moulton Brothers orches tra in Pottawatomie county, some 60 miles south of where we lived as a boy. One could hire Prof. Aldrich's orchestra for $ 3 , and in addition to j call furnishing the music, the Prof, ed off" the figures in the square Fid dances without extra charge, money, Music might be had for as little as $1.50 the evening. And there were no union rules, no time and a half or double time for overtime. Dancing begap around 8 o'clock in the evening and continued until everybody was j tired out. i ly drove home to the accompaniment 0 f a prairie sunrise. Prof. Aldrich was considered the best fiddler of the , . , , , , . ,, ,, ,, : lot and he played for all the "quality , dances. | We have referred to Prof. Aldrich as a fiddler, the title by which he was ! known in the neighborhood, neighborhood did not know then, per haps it never knew, that the man was a born artist and a violinist of rare skill. That was apparent when, on the occasion of a social evening, the fiddler discarded the banal dance mu In the late spring and early fall months the guests frequent 1 Tin sic of the period and played what he chose. The names of Strauss, Grieg, Schubert and others, whose eomposi tions the Prof, played for relaxation. meant nothing to his audience. It only knew they were the signal for the onslaughter of a torrent of vary ing moods and emotions. Later, with known a master of the bow. the passing of the years and the spread of culture in the prairie coun try, some of them realized they had Prof. Aldrich is ltfng since dead. Even then his hair and beard were white and he must have been along way down the hill on the other side of CO. He was a Massachusetts man, and those of us who, in after years, came to a proper appreciation of his talents, still wonder as to the nature of the upheaval that uprooted him from hU native soil and set him down on a Middle Western prairie. He farmed a little in a haphazard sort of way and had a few pupils in music— some on the cottage organ, a few on the violin and, occasionally, one in vocal methods. But in those days m the prairie country there was less demand for culture than there was for bread and butter—and the real business of his life was playing for country dances. - The fiddler's farming was the joke of the community. He had a strange antipathy for, or fear of a horse, and would not have one on his farm. He put in and tended his crops with a hoe and harvested them in a wheel barrow. He would not even ride be hind a horse if he could help it, and invariably walked to the dar.ces at : which he played. Some of them were 1 held at a distance of ten miles or : more from his home, and one often ; saw him setting out as early as 3 j o'clock in the afternoon for the dance ; at which he was to play that night. ! After the dance he walked back home ! ag'am. : • ! OI.D APPLES AND NEW • The anomaly of last year's ap • pies and this season's fruit, side <•'; • by side in the Boise market has •' • been noticed this week, says • • The Statesman. At Falk's pro • eery, Winesaps, in fine condition, - • picked last fall, were selling side • j<®> by side with Transparents, June ■#>! • and Red Astrachan apples pick *?> ed this week. Speaking of this • <?' condition H. J. McGirr said: • "For three years we have nev- A . . . , J ... , * er had at day without apples, t J rz . The Winesaps keep splendidly in • r . ,, ■ cold storage. Last tear we sold ■; R J . ♦ the last August 1, and this vear *> . ,, & August 11. 6 <$> — — ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ,4> ♦ SCHOOL ELECTION Sr.r I . O Xwo f rus tees to be Elected to Succeed held Tuesday> Sept. 6 . The polling place will be tbe city Hall, alul the polls will be open from j ^ 7 o'clock j n tbe a fternoon. Two trustees are to be e i ec ted for three years to sue Hayes and Knox. The annual school election will be ceed Douglass Knox and E. K. Hayes, whese terms expire. The school board at their last meet ing fixed the tax levy for this year at 19 mills. Sixteen mills are for the general fund and 3 mills for bond in terest. Tax Levy Is 19 Mills. Tuition Charges. Students from outside the district will be charged tuition of $12 per month. This amount is fixed by the state board of education and is based upon the cost per capita to the district in j LABOR DAY NOTES . . ... , . . . is hoped to make this a big feature, , r „ . c , j and country as well as town should 1 j The ball game on Labor Day will be between the Sweet and Emmett teams. Bath are evenly matched and a good game is assured. Those desiring to enter a float in the Labor Day parade are requested to notify Ed Mays and call upon him A>r any information they desire. It 1 participate. Three prizes are offered There will be a meeting of the Three L's Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the Commercial club rooms, members are urged to be present to make plans for the Labor Day cele bration. : — $ 26 , $15 and $10. All New Slaughter House. Because the slaughter house of the Valley Meat Market, east of town, was „ ot located suita bly for keeping it in a sanitarv condition on account drainajre and disposal of the offal, it jt bein(r moved to a i ocation near the of cjty durnp There a modern D ] ar!t is fceing bujlt j t wj]1 be equ i pped w j t h a septic tank and other appliances for the d i sposit ion of everything that might contaminate the meat or the water supply. Melon Season Nears End. The Gem Fruit Union expects this week will close the melon season for them. Melons are going out of that institution this week at the rate of five carloads a day. With the close of the melon season, the decks will be cleared for prunes. Packing of this j fruit will start August 25. . Prof. Aldrich's weakness, a not un common onC) by the way> was the be _ , irf that hc could sinfr . He knew music : thorou?h ]y and could play seven or j eight different instruments. But he , had not the 8 ]j R htest suggestion of a ! voic< , and the free and easy musica ] ; standards of the community were powerless to endow him with one. But Prof Aldrich aIways san(J at pub _ , je entertainments. His favorite se- 1 lection was the "Marseillaise." In the 20 or 30 years the community knew him intimately, he must have sung the "Marseillaise" to it on more than one hundred occasions. In time • everybody came to know it was the j national anthem of France. Many American communities were less strongly fortified in knowledge at the beginning of the late war. - Prof. Aldrich was one of the strange, unusual types in the incon gruous mass which settled the prai rie country, with the soul of an artist aDd the touch of a master, hi3 latter years were as utterly lost to him as is the novice at sea in an open boat. A gentle, kindly man MAINTENANCE LEVY IS $ 2.50 E. I. D. Board Adopts Recom The board of directors of the Em .. , .. . , mett Irrigation District have fixed the , , • . - levy for maintenance of the system . * L . for the ensuing season at »2.50. The , . " levy last year was $1.90. , . „ .. This action was taken following the ....... * . recommendation of that amount by the water users at a largely attended meeting in Commercial Club rooms Saturday night. At this meeting it was stated that the district is in good financial condition and is on a cash basis. The statement was made that the system is in very good condition and that the levy as adopted will be sufficient for adesuate maintenance. mendations of Water Users —Pump for South Side. the board had under consideration the establishment of a pumping plant to raise water from the Co-operative canal to water 1000 acres on the lower end of the South Side canal. The Pumping Pint for South Side. Announcement was also made that plant would be located near the bridge over the Co-op. canal on the Caldwell road. Two kinds of motor power are being considered—gasoline engine and electric motor. Many favor the latter, as it would mean the building of a power line along the slope and thus provide power for other pumping plants to irrigate valuable fruit lands above the Canyon canal. Osteopaths Meet. The district meeting of the Boise Valley Osteopathic Association is be ing held in Emmett today at the home of Dr. N. B. Barnes. About 35 mem ed to a melon feed this noon on the lawn of the Barnes home, and are holding a business meeting this after noon and evening. Dr. Polly and Dr. Allen are assisting in the entertaining This Is the first meeting of the dation in Emmett. , ,. . he was running his automobi e at high j j ± ,■ .. , " K speed and without lights when he ran e John Parr takes exceptions to state ments made in last week's Index that asso Says Statements Are Not True. into a horse being ridden by James Kesgard. He declares he was running at a moderate speed and had lights burning, Weekly Program At IDEAL THEATRE FRIDAY, AUG. 19 "A Broadway Cowboy" featuring Wm. Desmond 2-Reel Comedy SATURDAY, AUG. 20 'The Village Sleuth' featuring Charles Ray 2-Reel Comedy SUNDAY-MONDAY Aug. 21-22 'Idols of Clay' featuring Mae Murray 2-Reel Comedy TUESDAY, AUG. 23 "The Great Day" A Paramount Special 12 th Episode 'The Diamond Queen" WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24 'A Daughter of the Law' featuring Carmel Myers Pathe News Rolin Comedy THURSDAY. AUG. 25 'The House Jazz Built" featuring Bebe Daniels 2-Reel Comedy