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F« Wished «vary Thursday by ED SKINNER * SONS Subscripts« Bates in Idaho One year —. Six months ... Three months ..# 2.00 Z M 1.00 Outside of Idaho. Ono year - Six months - Throe months »... #2.60 1.26 M Eatered in the Emmett postoffice as sacond class mail matter. RoortMatstlv« RICAN Rft KM ASSOCIATION^ NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS I «ok at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Forward vour money In ample time for renewal Notice date on label carefully, and if not correct, please notify ue at once. Subscribers desiring the address of their paper changed please state in their communication both and NEW address. the OLD CURRENT COMMENT N OW is the time to plant your trees and shrub« if you want to do your bit towards making Emmett a more beautiful town. CLEAN back yard has just as much contagion in it as an un sightly one. If you clean up your yard your neighbors can't very well f PWEVTY years ago last week, hogs were #6.64 in Kansas City. Last «reek they were #11. lest week stocker steers were #7.60 and cows were #6 50. while 20 years ago stock en were #3. 26 and cows were (8.00. This is just to remind you that things could be and have been worse than they are right now. J ^ WOMAN employe of a paper man ufacturing company, tired of hearing men boast of their import ance, dug up the fact that, according to scientific investigation, the ingré dient« of a man, plus water, are as follows: -Fat enough for seven bars of soap. Iron enough for a medium sized nai! Sugar enough to fil> a shaker. Lime enough to whitrwaih a chick en coop. Phoeph"tus enough to make 2200 match Itf*. Magnesian enough for a dose of magnesit. Potassium cannon. Solrhur enoui h to rid a dog of fieas This whole collection is worth its cents, and that in a day when things are three times as high as they used to be. enough to explode a toy English reviewer of Joseph Tu *mu!ty's "Woodrow Wilson as I Knew Him" says in the London Chronicle; "H professes to reveal Wilson, but what it does reveal is Mr. Tumulty, the tenth-rate American journalist, with all the incorrigible vanity and cheap tenth-rat« »«nti mantaliftm and int«ll«ctual standards We don't know who of his type." that reviewer is, but he is evidently the holder of the British champion ship for centering bull-eyes. is a much more con rMTlZENBHIP aiderable affair than registering and voting. It roe# far beyond the taking out of naturalisation papers to taking out of naturalisation papers to qualify aa one of the body politic In the land of the brave and the free. Citizenship has a duty for every citi aen. not simply on election day or in the primaries, but the whole year round, and ft la a duty that Is social and not merely political. To be a good citisen Is to be a good friend and neighbor. It ie to manifest loy alty and integrity in business rela tions. Good citizenship acts to build up not nlono the proeperlty of n prl rate concern. Ml the weuare 01 turn mere# and trade in general. The gvod eitisan, singly or corporately, pays his debts. He does not keep others waiting for the money they have earned and therefore own. Ho has an instinctive horror of borrowing without a definite and understood prospect of repayment. He keeps his appointments. He respects the right of other men to the same considera tion from him that he wants from them. He feels that aa each man does his part, is true to his own trust, minds his o»rn business, is responsi ble end reliable in his own person, the average level of credit and pres tige for the whole community will rise. Citizenship means a realization on the part of one man that all men ' are helped or hindered by hit indi vidual performance. The mean and discreditable things we do that count against us react on the rest as well. • As an army is judged by its soldiers, a club by its members, a college by its undergraduates, a city is judged by its citizens. The patriot brings dis tinction on bis home town. That is why we do honor to a man who fought in France or prepared to go. Slack ers are a reproach to the public opin ion that tolerates the breed. That is why we discountenance them and would have them justly penalized. Cit izenship, in the full round of its all encompassing circle, takes in even the domestic demeanor and the pri vate life. You cannot call a man a good citisen who is unfaithful—or even unfeeling—in those Intimate ob ligations of the home and the family that are the test and the revelation of character. He is not to be praised if at the banquet board or in the crowded auditorium or a church as semblage he has much to say about the virtues, while at home, behind the doors, where the curious world does not obtrude, his practices are mean and despicable. The good citizen, wherever he may be and whatever he is doing, has no reason to fear the light. I See That The American Federation of Labor gets behind big reclamation projects as a means of reducing unemploy ment. day all to pieces. That beats a six-hour work Russian Premier Lenin has planned to oust Red jobholders and install ef ficient employes. The Reds must be a bad lot when Lenin goes back on them. The French premier raps us for putting a ban on wine. But if it hadn't been for us the French would be drinking German beer, not French wine. ■v Bandits raided the mausoleum of dead millionaire at Saginaw, Mich., hoping to find some jewelry and other valuables. But that millionaire didn't try to toke anything with him when h crossed the silent river. The New Jersey man, whose heart stopped beating when the dealer handed him a royal flush, couldn't have picked out a happier, brighter hour in which to knock at the Pearly Gates. ! c TALES OF TOWN TREES I think that 4 shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robing in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. •—Joyce Kilmer A city farmer, speaking about his little farm on the edge of town, says; "I have three hens coming fresh next week." # « • An exchange quotes a man as say ing; "I voted for Bryan three times, ||# don>t need t0 te „ mp that j[ didn ' t descend from a monkey." • * « The champion hard luck story of the season concerns a man who mis took the assessor for a real estate man and placed the value of his prop erty accordingly. # • « In hit physical examination of ap plicants for insurance, a medical ex aminer for an insurance company does not ask them any more if they use alcohol to excess. He simply aaka; "Do you drink home brew?" • • • Now they are talking of an odorless onion. An odorlesd onion would be fit for nothing unless one could breed it to a carrot and grow hyacinths or jonquils from it. The smell of the onion is alike its power and glory. * * • Not Infrequently ministers report «-»--A - #.ll —he be*« mar ried, later tends them an additional fee with a note that his bride was worth mors than the first fee. Of course the ministers keep the extra fee. But we wonder what they would do if a fellow asked for a refund, claiming that ho got stung. • • « A man who had just opened a store in a strange town was interrogating one of his early customers on the purchasing power of the cHisens. "Now, there's Deacon Sniffklns," he said. "He has the reputation of be ing wealthy. Would he be likely to spend much money in here? drawled the native reflectively. "I wouldn't exactly say that he'd go to hell fer a nickel, but he'd fish around fer one till he fell in." « * • He was a struggling Scottish farm er, and he had the good fortune to win the hand of a widow who possess ed in her own right the sum of 5000 pounds. Shortly before the wedding a friend went to congratulate him. "It's a fine thing tor ye, this weddin', Sandy," he said. "Ay, it's no' bad," replied the farmer. "No" bad? Why i'ts worth 5000 pounds tae ye, isn't No," sighed Sandy, "less .than that. Ye see, 'twill cost me 17 shill ings and 6 pence for a marriage li cense." w«-«r it? « « « "Speaking generally," said Old Bill Misgivens, "I like this here arid cli mate of southwestern Idaho, as well ' a* the Panhandle of Texas, where lived one season, but then it has it« drawbacks. One year back in the 70's I lived in the Panhandjp country. There wasn't rain enough to wet handkerchief. We wouldn't have minded the dry weather so much, but when it is dry, that is when the wind blows the hardest, and there is the moBt dust. The fact is that it got so during that dry spell that the wind blew all the time; the only difference was that it blew harder sometimes than it did at other times. Some times everything loose was floating around in the air, such as hen coops, frame shanties, lean cows, as well as men and women who were light weight, and the like. That wouldn't have been so bad if it hadn't been for the cussed dust. The air was full of it. People breathed it into their lungs and swallowed it with their food. Sometimes it resulted seriously because the dust would gradually set tle in the stomach and form a sedi ment that didn't pass out through the intestines. There was Ike Blivins, generally known as Alkali Ike on ac count of his ability to assimilate al kali water along with his whisky. Ike was in the habit of keeping his mouth open a great deal of the time which may have accounted for his taking rather more dust into his stomach than he otherwise would. Ike was fond of fruit. He used to say that he got awful tired of salt pork and sour dough bread and whenever he got a chance to go to town he would in ad dition to a supply of 'red eye' load up on any or ali kinds of fruit he could j find for sale, such as apples, oranges, pears, plums, grapes, apricots, peach es, in fact, anything and everything in the fruit line. Originally Ike hail ed from Missouri and always hankered for pawpaws and persimmons during the season when they were ripe. One day when he was in Fort Worth he found a fruit stand where there were ripe pawpaws and persimmons and he bought a couple of boxes and loaded them on the chuck wagon and headed back for camp. As the rest of the cowboys didn't seem to hanker much after pawpaws and persimmons, Ike ate most of them himself. He had a habit of swallowing the seeds of near ly all the fruit he ate. Well, you see Ike had been swallowing that dust for months and months and had ac cumulated about two inches of rich sediment in his stomach and when the seeds got imbedded there they germinated and began to grow, Ike complained a great deal about having what he called growing pains in his stomach, but the rest of the fellers about the camp just thought he was nutty on the subject and paid no particular attention to him until by and-by he began to look peaked and one day came into camp and said that he just had to go to Fort Worth to see a doctor. Well, he went to town and saw Doc Boone, who was a rough cuss," but a mighty fine doctor and surgeon. Do« looked Ike over for ; half an hour and finally said that . there was something mighty peculiar I about the case. Ike complained a ' great deal of being sick at the stom ach and frequently spit up leaves and bits of twigs, and said that at times he felt like a green persimmon looked. Doc said that he didn't see any hope e for Ike except through an operation and he said that might kill him. Ike said that he was satisfied if he didn't get relief soon he would be dead any how and therefore to go to it and find out what was inside of him. Well, they cut Ike open and discovered that his stomach was about half full of rich mud, the dust he had swallowed and which of course was irrigated by the alkali water and other liquor he drank and therefore changed to mud. In this Hch '-»"vl.l «nil* as the nrofessor from the state agricultural college who happened to be present at the time of the operation, called the mud they scraped out of Ike's stomach, were growing one persimmon tree, three pawpaw bushes, two Jonathan apple sprouts, a grape vine and a cou ple of gooseberry bushes. It was the persimmon tree growing up into his •throat that caused the tickling tion he complained about and which made him cough a great deal. The professor from the college was great ly interested in the case and asked for the privilege of transplanting the shrubbery that was removed from Ike's interior. This was granted and under the careful supervision of the professor, the plants grew luxuriantly. Six years after the operation the per simmon tree began to bear fruit and the Jonathan apple tree produced its first crop two years later. The paw paws also produced immense crops of fruit which Missourians from all Texas came miles and miles to eat and get the seed for planting. The grapes proved to be Delawares and particularly sweet and luscious. The only thing that failed was the goose berry bush which was attacked by some kind of worms and died result. As for Bill he stood the ation and got as well as ever. It used to be a great satisfaction to him to visit the Texas State Agricultural Ex periment Farm and watch the devel opment of the trees and vines which sens« over as a oper he had germinated. When he grew «■v I V * 1 || • , - Tuppf; c 2pOF! T cACM DAV TWE PORDSON' > WAT*f i ! !'l xm it' 1 , 4 ?/ h - V , «V M' : /V I XI -1 m \ « < r * y \' r / ( n I 11 È i'üi: iiMul <'<•,.ill. 1923 /" 1922 SAT Are You Going to Let a Fordson Do the Farm Work This Year? In no way more than in plowing has Ford son Farming changed farm operations. From a task formerly requiring days, plowing is now accomplished in hours. When the ground is just right to make the best seed bed, the plowing is quickly done, leaving time .for other seed bed operations that spell more bushels and greater profit. \ 7 And while your crops are growing let the Fordson fur nish the power to raise the water to the places in need of irrigation, grind feed for the stock and give the same de pendable, time-tested service that has secured the approval of thousands of other Fordson owners. M. & M. GARAGE A I I I I 1 I ; . I ' . 1 W HICH DO YOU OWN? or E FPT. Your rent money is paying good dividends on the land lord's investment This same money applied toward a house of your own will pay even greater dividends to you. Your rent money is paying for a home now, but YOU do not get the deed! Right Now—while prices of materials and labor are down —is the time to say "Til build a home of my own. This company is ready to assist you—call where you may look over hundreds of modern 99 at the office home designs. Citizens Lumber Co. / Exclusive Representative of the National Builders Bureau WE SELL HARDWARE. I- J- DICKSON, Mgr. old he asked that as a favor he might 1 than apple tree and that each retom buried under the shade of the Jona-jing fall a number of persimmons and j pawpaws from his own tree and bush es might be scattered on his grave."