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Official Paper Official Paper [I of of Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO A EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1921. TEN PAGES TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 47. * -)è BRIDGE BOND ISSUE NECESSARY Emmett and Letha Bridges and Flood Damage Require an Outlay of $75,000. the Letha bridge to span the new > channel cut by the river during the The county . . to find some way to^ raise the requir ed funds without a bond issue, but cannot do so without making a burden-' The board of county commissioners will meet September 5 to consider« the issuance of county bonds in the amount of between $50,000 and $75, 000 for bridge building, bridge re pairing and flood damage. There are two bridge projects that will require an outlay of approxi mately $60,000. A bridge on Squaw creek and damage caused by the high water last spring will swell this amount. A new bridge at Emmett and the addition of another span to ; flood are imperative, board has been racking their brains some tax. The Emmett bridge will j cost approximately $35,000. is due from the state road fund $17, There 000, which can be used for this pur pose, but as the state has been un able to sell its highway bonds, it is its own funds until the state bonds j are sold. probable the county will have to use ! County- Valuation Stands The «... board „..liz.Uon made no change m the assessed vaiu ation of real estate in Gem county, as fixed by the county officials. How ever, an increase of 15 per cent was made on furniture and fixtures. The commissioners will meet Sept. 12 to make the tax levy. Court House News A marriage license was issued Suiv day to Warren Jordan of Sweet and Calla Benson of Caldwell. They were married by Judge Haag yesterday. The southwestern division of the teachers' institute will be held m Boi se October 3-8. PROGRAM LABOR DAY Elaborate Program Prepared—Lib eral Prizes for Sports The program for the Labor Day celebration is a pretentious one and assures a day of fun and frolic. The committee hopes for the co-operation of everyone in making it a big sue cess. It is Emmett s only celebration and day of recreation during the year, and all of Gem county is invited to be our guests. Merchants, fraternal and and social organizations, industries farmers are urged to'prepare floats for the parade. The program follows: Morning. Band concert at 9:30. Parade. Speaking. Picnic dinner on grounds. schoolhouse \fternoon Ball game, Sweet vs. Emmett, at 2. Races at ball park. Fire hosecart race, uptown. Evening Wrestling and boxing at 7:30. j Dance at Liberty theater at 9. All stores will be closed during ball game, from 2 to 4. Prizes for Races. 100-yard dash, free for all—First prize, $10, second prize $5. 16-nound shot put—First $5, sec ond $2.50. Broad jump, free for all—First $3, second $1.60. 50-yard dash for boys under 14— First $2, second $1. Tug of war, Boise Payette mill vs. Gem county—$20. Relay race, 4-man teams—$20. 25-yard sack race for boys under 10 —First $2.50, second $1.50. 25-yard 3-legged race free for all —First $10, second $5. High j ump, free for all—First $2.50, second $1.50. 50-yard dash for girls under 16— First $2, second $1. Greased pig race for boys under 16 —Winner to take pig valued at $5. , . - , _ ... , _ , brate Labor Day with a Wild West program of ndmg, roping, broncho busting, pose racing, sack races, foot races, potato race, etc. Anyone hav- i mg a wild horse is invited to bring him in—the wilder the better—"we'll ride him." There will be a picnic din ner ai noon and a big dance at night. ] Turner and Grïbbîe are the managers. Pearl to Celebrate, Too. Our neighbors at Pearl «will cele _ , »... Delegate to National Convention Dr. H. C. Darrah, rancher near! Falk, was elected at the state con ventioii at Kellog as one of the four delegates from Idaho to the national convention of the American Legion to be held in Kahsas City the last week in October. FALK MERCHANT WASLUCKY J. K. Julian Escaps Injury in a Mix up With Auto. J. K. Julian, merchant of Falk, was knocked down, run over and rolled on the ground by a Dodge autombile Monday afternoon, and came out of the adventure without a broken bone His and with only slight injuries, escape is almost miraculous. The accident took place in front of the Gem County Vulcanizing com pany's shop, where Mr. Julian had stopped for supplies. When he stop d the car he neglected to put the gears in neutral. His business mis sion finished, he cranked the car and it at once began to move. Mr. Julian, who is a big man, weighing above 200 pounds, was knocked down, doubled up and rolled over and over. Then the car went over the top, the wheels passing over one leg and the muffler not being able to pass broke off. By standers expected to find him dead or at least badly mangled. But in s tead he got to his feet and went to a doctor's office for examination. Only a few minor bruises and scratches and a lame arm were found. He re-, turned home that evening, Willie Pet erson driving his car. wonders what kind angel shielded him from harm, and so do all who wit nessed the accident. DC Doubtless he Harvey Gatfield of Montour was painfully injured Wednesday when a rock thrown by Lcn Douglass, with whom he was having a dispute, hit blm an d broke his nose. He was knocked senseless by the force of the blow and the horse he was riding car ried him home in a semi-unconscious condition. It seems that Mr. Gat field had found Mr. Douglass and a art y i om f drift wood which pW ."S'. ÎÏÏAÏt He ordered thfcn to stop, when, he alleges, Dougïss attacked him with rocks. Sheriff 1 Noland was called, but made no arrests. Pleasing Musical Combination The Morris Entertainers and Male Quartette will be the attraction Sat urday night, AjUg. 27, at the Liberty theatre. This company boasts of the youngest first tenor in the west. Mas ter Robert Morris, 9. also •carry a line of musical novelties that are unusual except in the cities. They must be heard to be appreciated. Manager Ike Waters of the American Theatre at Caldwell (where the Mor 1 ris Male Quartette and Entertainers showed Saturday night, July 16), has this to say: "Everybody liked the show. It's the cleanest and best mu j sical act we ever booked. We want you back this fall." - « - Curios of Bygone Days Frank Knox has added to his col lection of curios at the Pastime Cigar store a four-barreled revolver, or "pepperbox" as they were called. It was found by a of Engineer John Pm w *ng in his land near the mill The gun is in good condition. It is a 32-calibre and has four harrels. son of the Boise-Payette mill, while The firing pin revolves each time the ; trigger is brought back. It is about I the size of p small 22 revolver. The I gun was made in 1859 by G. Sharpe I & Co., and from all appearances had '? id the Jfround for 25 or 30 years. i Another curio added to Mr. Knox s ! ejection is a sheet of while wood f ibr f', having the appearance of a lambskin. It is about 12 inches wide and about 18 inches long and was t&k en irom inside of a slab of wood bj :,, Jo , h ? Davies while chopping up ml slabs for sindung. BORN To Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Miller on Aug. 21, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cole of Falk on A»g. 22, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Dean, on Aug. 24, a daughter. $30,000 for 40 Acres Apples Mrs. Annetta McBride of New Ply mouth, contracted the sale of her ap ples the past week at the fancy price of $55 per ton. The crop is a splen did one and Mrs. McBride expects to realize about $30,000 from her or chard of 40 acres. This will mean a return of approximately $545 an «ere for the year's output. Grain Elevator in Operation. The Co-op. Exchange's grain eleva tor started operations yesterday af ternoon and everything is running smoothly. In a test the first half hour 7500 pounds of wheat were conducted from the unloading pit through the cleaner and into the receiving bins, Additional bins are to be built for oats and barley. Next year the com nanv expect to erect a flour mill ad joining the warehouse on the south Four Ribs Broken. P. A. Gray, who lives on a ranch near Emmett, had the misfortune to fall off of a wood shed Wednesday and bre ak four ribs. _ Attention Prune Packers GEM FRUIT UNION. • We shall not start packing prunes until Thursday, September 1. Sign ed: Goes A--Tra vélin' u Mickie » r PHE INDEX thi* week presente "Mickey, the Printer's Devil," in a new light—a comic cartoon that Mickey has will appear each week. been promoted from a printer's devil to a position as page in the senate and later as office boy for a congress Each cartoon will depict a step in his career. Leaving Mickie's home at Stock ton, 111., the first stop is Chicago, next Indianapolis. Thence to Pitts burgh and to Washington, where he is disappointed^ at not finding the band at the train to meet him. As office boy to a congressman he ha3 a great variety of adventures. . He astonishes the boss by showing up with an Airedale dog which he lured from the vicinity of the White er .,i ,. House with a dime s worth of frank furters. Of course the dog turns to be Laddie Boy. At the bureau of engraving, where the money is man. PACKING OF PRUNES NEAR Earl Company Starts Friday, and Other Packing Houses First of Next Week. The gathering and preparing for market of Emmett's prune crop will start tximorrow mornings when the Earl Fruit company will begin pack ing the product of the Westlake or chards, estimated at 35 carloads. The Fruit Growers Association, J. R. Field and Walter Stone will com mence Monday and the Gem Fruit Union on Thursday. Everything is in readiness for the job. All of the packing houses have sometime in making up the crates and boxes, and practically all that work has been completed. J. R. Field and Mr. Stone will use the old Hartley packing house, east of the Co-op Exchange, for a packing and shipping place. The prunes are of unusually large size this year and it is predicted that the quality will eclipse all previous vears in the history of this noted: • , , , , fruit section. The estimate of total shipments from this place is 125 car loads. Peaches are Ripening Picking of peaches will be in pro gress within the next two weeks. The Elbertas are already highly col ored and the trees present a brilliant picture. The yield, however, is quite small this year and will just about , 1 * j „ ... supply the home trade. Ike \\om ack figures on about 100 bushels from his orchard, and he i& advertising , , , , _ . them at $3 per bushel. Because of the limited number on the trees, the peaches are large. Mr. W omack ex-j pects to begin filling orders next week. During the spring frosts, he burned straw covered with wet ma nure, thus producing a thick ■smudge of smoke, which he is sure protected the trees. not smudged are barren. Those trees which were IN INTEREST OF GRANGE State Organizer Ragains Presenting Organization's Cause in Gem Co. A campaign for the organization of a Gem county branch of the Grange is being conducted by J. S. Ragains, state organizer. A series of public meetings will be held in the schoolhouses and one meeting in Emmett, opening tomor row (Friday) night at the Central Mesa schoolhouse. a meeting will be held in Liberty theatre in town, and Monday night at Letha. Mr. Ragains will be as sisted by the Morris Entertainers and Male Quartet, a company of high Class lyceum and Chautauqua people, who will give a program of musical numbers, both vocal and instrumen tal, readings and costumed sketches. This company has just completed a series of very successful entertain ments in Canyon and Ada counties and reports are that everywhere they gave the highest satisfaction. Saturday evening Unruly Ford Wliile cranking a car at the Em mett Garage Sunday, Roy. Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Murray, sustained a broken wrist. | printed, he floors the director by re : questing a few sample copies. Find j ing the elevator broken, he climbs ! the Washington Monument, 900 steps. j He calls at the department of agricul .. , ture to suggest the production of a watermelon that will be all heart and no rind. „ ., . , The imp meets the President and refuses for many days to wash the hand which Mr. Harding shook; takes in the National Museum, Smithson ian Institute, government printing of fice which he calls a "dude shop" and sticks loyally to the office back home: gets peeved because none of the gov LmZ I,.? .1 „fV eminent buildings has a sign on it and starts out to label them "so a fel 1er will know what they are." Through all the cartoons runs 111,10 j Mickie s characteristic humor—home philosophical, delightfully boylike, We know our readers will enjoy his "tales of adventures." TEACHERS FOR SCHOOL ANNOUNCED Thirty-three Required This Year —Indications for Larger Enrollment than Ever. The corps of teachers for the Em -«= ? * the school census is not yet complet ed, a comparison with last year's j census indicates that the enrollment. this year will be increased, and Su perintendent Knipe predicts that pos sibly two more teachers will be need Mr. Knipe believes a strong corps of teachers has been selected. Many of last year's force will be ■ ed. back. The only increase in the num j er is .n e lg sc oo , w ere ree moie are require year. m ,• ** « * * Mathematics — Miss Martha La tbr0 p European history _ Mrs. Edna E. Mrs. Myr Home economics—Miss Joy Dewell, Natural science—W. O. Baker. Modern language — Miss Irene Bruce. Agriculture_C. C. Gray. American history — Mrs. Florence McCormick. I Anderson. I-at in and mathematic 1 tie M. Maxfield. i English— Miss Senora Carsten, English—Miss Alma Ptalc Commercial—Mrs. Mary Grav. ! j ; i . n . ,, , _ Alta Darnielle, Anna E. Wagner, Sixth—Misses Lottie Canaday, Eth j el Moss. 1 Fifth—Misses Ethel Knox, Daisy Uavpne : ^ w<> Misg c , ara Peterson . Third—Misses Anna Roberts, Eliza : beth McIntyre, Margery Batey. ! Second Miss Edith Heller, Edna Grades Eighth—Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Joice. Seventh-EightR—Mrs. Sadie Black Seventh—Misses Frances Patton, First—Misses Mary Roller, Jean Shanklin. Lincoln School Fourth-Sixth—Mrs. Vivian Gray. First-Third—Miss Maude Burt. Emerson School First-Fourth—Mrs. Emma B. Kel ley. School Notes All students desiring admission to the High school will report at the High school building as follows: Sept. 1 at 9 a. m.-First year stu ^ ents Sept 1 at 10 a. m.—Second year students. Sept. 2 at 9 a. m.—Third year stu dents. Sept. 2 at 10 a. m.—Fourth year students. j , 1 At the time mentioned above, stu dents may confer with teachers and superintendent, get their assignments and buy their books. Come prepared to pay cash when books are issued. ; Pupils in the grades who were pres ent on the last day of school and re ceived promotion cards will report at the several school buildings on Tues day morning, Sept. 6, at 9 a. m. The Third grade and one-half of Fourth grade will be in the Longfel low building; all other grades, in the Wardwell building. Pupils who were not in school at the close of last term trill be assign ed to their grades through the super intendent's office on the first day of' school. Children who are fully six years of age on or before Oct. 1, will be ad mitted as beginners. : Now is the time to subscribe. THE CURB'S win LAME Brilliant Playing and Artful Mancuv ering Overwhelm Four Ls. In a brilliant game that would have made the Cleveland Indians, Graw's Giants, the Pittsburg Braves or tBe San Francisco Seals green with envy, the B. B. B. B.' Mc Beautiful, Bouncing, Bully Ballplayers, or Blue Bellied Bush Beaters—smothered the L L. L. L. 's— Long, Lank, Locoed Lumberjacks—to the tune of 17 to 9, Sunday afternoon. ®Vd^els^M^Ho^ ^ the Lumberjacks at his mercy, and Catcher Ed Mays held 'em even though the balls burned off the end °* his In base running, Frank 80 *" 1 had ' em a11 beaten until he gtubbed his ^ and craved the ground wide open in the vicinity of third base Jim Kinzer was the Babe Ruth of the batters, with Kelly Cammerer a close s«, cond F or the Lumberiacks O T j ones ' mac hine gun got so hot the ball had to be packed in ice, and'Bob Burlingame handled 'em with asbes 108 gloves. Hans Hansen created a sensation by batting with the seat of his pants facing tne plate, and Andy Colvin iqpde a faux pas, as the French would say, by trying to jump the claim of John Sundberg to second. Oh, it was a humdinger of a game, and the victorious B's went horny sore but satisfied, as the old maid said. Penson to Coast League. It is reported that George Penson, Emmett's speedy pitcher, is to be ing he should make his mark in the baseball world. Ball Game Sunday. The Boise All Stars will be here Sunday for a game with George Knowles's baseballists. The game will start at 3 o'clock in the afte rnoon. NOTES FROM THE TTARTVf^ " AJXlTlO , - There were quite a number of fam ily orchards in town that bore early James Vandardasson had poaches. one tr<?e in his > ard that was P rett y we ^ loaded. _ The Index's agricultural exhibit this week supplemented by a j )unc j 1 n j ne t omabo€S that weigh pounds. . They were grown by E. Nash. _ Mrs. Frank Plastino gets into the game this week with a curiosity in the shape of an ear of sweet com, j or rather a quintet of ears joined together, again demonstrating what I Emmett soil can (Jo when combined with elbow grease. , _ oiH Rill Mise-ivens whose wife A d wnose vme supports Old Bnl by raising chickens, ■says she has a flock of 14 hens and 'gees in the grlass what she supposes is her jeaJou by a supposed rival she jumps ^ on thç nef . and , another one rooster and gets 15 eggs a day. In explaining how it comes about, Old Bill says she has arranged a medium sized looking glass opposite the nest of one of his hens 80 that when she hops off and cackles she another hen cackling. This arouses and not to be outdone Joined in Wedlock Harry Mulligan and Miss Nettie f^inton '»ere united in marriage at Nampa yesterday. After the cer emony, the young couple went to Salt Lake City for their honeymoon. Up on their return home they will begin housekeeping in the south half of the apartment house in Riverside addi | tion. Whooping Cough Fatal to Child Aneil J., the 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ellison of the . ... S ? Bth . Slo P e ' dled J P8terday from whooping: cough. Funeral services were held in the Bucknum chapel this morning, being conducted by Rev. A. C. Lathrop, and burial was in River view cemetery. The parents recently moved here frem McCall. New Residence Completed Henry Cutler's new bungalow on East Second street will be completed jn a few days and Mrs. Cutler and the children will move down from Banks and take possession in time to start the children in school. Mod em in every respect, well arranged f or comfort and convenience, it is one 0 f the nicest home in the city, It was built under the supervision of W. B. Banks, Mrs. Cutler's father, with the assistance of Frank Carpenter, a nd is a worthy product of their work mar.ship. tracta 11115 lveek to tcach for the com - Among them were Miss Teachers Sign Contracts. A number of teachers signed c .n- j mg year. Ina Wilson, who will teach in the Ha ima school, Miss Stella Beutler, who » il] teach t)le upper grades of the Sweet school, and Miss Alene Mc Proud, who will have the Butte school. AMATEUR BURGLAR AT WORK Attempt Made to Enter Davis Drug Stor Robs Office Girl's TiU. An unsuccessful attempt to break into the H. T. Davis drug store was made Tuesd " y ni * ht ' The i° b ** ve evldenc e of an amateur burglar, as he became discouraged after cutting screens to windows and d°ors in the r f ai L _ the f®** , , tEen went to Dr. Cummings'office and ap " " sh belonging to Mlsa Be * le Coulson, which she kept ma drawer for spending money. When H - T - Davis opened the store Wed nesday morning he found the screens removed and the screen on the door Hpped open. It is believed the °P* ra tor is a dope fiend and was in searc h of his favorite narcotic. o U U« U< LJ JVL Ö O IW1 Mln< , r i njlired in Blasting Ac screen TO INJURIES cident. Die« from Effects. . lti «u r r> i «• 0^4^ JÏÏÆTÏ plosion while engaged in blasting in a mine at Pearl was given in last week's Index, died Saturday in an . Emmett hospital. cago, 111., February 2, 1893, and was at the time of his death but 2 g years , L'SÏVSi Ät iS £2 'resided in'1915 to Edith Franklin, survived by his wife, a 5-year-old William A. Kloth was born at Chi He Was united in marriage He is daughter, Virginia, also by his fath er Herman Kloth, two brothers, Hen ry and Harry, and two sisters Alma and Selma. These all live in Chica go, except Henry, who is still in the U. S. service overseas. He had many friends and was quite popular. The funeral was held on Monday at the Bucknum parlors, Rev. A. C. Lathrop officiating. Practically the enire _ , t> « • », j population of Pearl was in attend ance. The deceased was a Lutheran faith. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community go to the bereaved family. „ When putting his gun away Friday, 1 rank Thompson of Horseshoe Bend accidentally pulled the trigger, shoot mg a bullet through his foot. Shot Through Foot. Weekly Program At IDEAL THEATRE FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 "Dice of Destiny" Special Pathe Feattire 2-Reel Comedy SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 "The Family Honor" A 1st National Special 2-Reel Comedy SUNDAY-MONDAY AUGUST 28-29 "A Private Scandal" A Big Realart Special with Mary McAvoy Bob and Bill Series TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 "Chickens" Featuring Douglas McLean 13th Episode "The Diamond Queen" WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 "Open Shutters" Featuring Edith Roberts Pathe News Roiin Comedy THURSDAY. SEPT. 1 "Curtain" Featuring Katherine McDonald 2-Reel Comedy