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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, APRIL 13, 1922. NO. 28. TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. REFUSE PAYMENT FOR ROCK CRUSHER . Majority of County Board Con tend Machine Debt Was Not Legally Incurred. A bombshell was exploded in the, meeting of the board of county com missioners on Tuesday, when Commis sioner Elmer Nesbitt and Ed Allen refused to allow the bill of a Portland amounting to $4415.30 and firm, freight of $254.62, in payment of a rock crusher purchased last October,. the ground that "the machinery was never ordered by any legal act of this board." • When the question of the rejection of the claim was put to a vote, Commissioner Wilhelm voted no and Commissioners Allen and Nes- ; bitt yes ; Following this action, Road Super-! visor Phelan was instructed to store and protect the machinery and the clerk was instructed to notify the com pany of the action taken. j Commissioner Nesbitt brought up the matter when the bill was present- ; He stated that the crusher was on ed. or purchased without his knowledge consent; that the deal was closed by the other two commissioners at the , , „ , , Wilhelm ranch, at no called meeting of the board; that the minutes of the c'e:k contain no record of the transac- j tion, and that the contract was illegal | and of no biniding force. Upon this ■„atement, and tie fact that no record of the transaction could be found in ; the minutes, Commissioner Allen con- J curred in Mr. Nesbit's views and join- ! n ., ! ed with him in the vote to disallow the bill. 1 . . . _ , 1flo „ official beginning January 1, 1923. The salaries are the same as paid at nresent exceDt that of the audi P ' ■ P tor, whose pay was increased from $1600 to $2000'per year for he four-* year term. The list is as follows: Probate iudee $1500 Sheriff J * ..] 1700 Assessor. 1800 Treasurer'ZZZZZZ.-.1800 a nHitrtT* 2000 - Salaries Fixed. As required by law, salaries of county officers were fixed at this session for the terms of office of each Superintendent. Z ZZZZ..1500 Surveyor 100 Coroner ZZZZZZZZZZZ! 50 Interest rate to be paid banks for deposits of county funds, 3 per cent, Registrars Appointed The following registrars for the fall election were appointed : Gross—Mrs. Elmer Nesbitt. Swe7t-Mrs Sh R™a a Bennett Montour—Mrs. R. E. Noland. p ear l— w. K. VonHarten. Bench—Fred Baisch. Hanna—Mrs. J. I. Guthrie Bramwell-— R. L. Battan North Emmett—Mrs. Carmichael « South Emmett—Mrs. M. L. Guen ther. West Emmett—Mrs. Mary Carter. Compensation—20 cents per name. Precincts Changed A revision of the voting precincts the bench and in Emmett was made for the convenience of voters. West Emmett was eliminated from terri tory on the north side of the river and the bench made into two precincts The eastern part of the bench is to be known as "Bench Precinct," and in cludes part of the bench north of the river with the boundary line moved ►1% miles farther west than before. Voting place at brick schoolhouse. The Hanna precinct includes all north of river and west of "Bench precinct." Voting place to be Cen tral Mesa schoolhouse. West Emmett is bounded on the east by the middle of Washington street as far south as the southwest corner of Sunny Slope addition, thence east to northeast corner section 18, thence south to city limits, with river as north "boundary and west as before. This reduces the South and North precincts. on Harry Titus returned Tuesday even ing from Laramie, Wyo., where he was called by the serious illness of a brother. He arrived too late to see ; Brother Die«. family, his parents, brothers and sis-j ters all having passed to the Great : His death leaves his brother alive. Mr. Titus the sole survivor of the | Beyond. The deceased was six years older than Mr. Titus. Investigating Black Hand Letters. Will Hiatt, head of the state con stabulary, was in town Saturday to investigate a complaint of Braniff Brothers, barbers, that they had been the recipients of several placards threatening them with dire vengence unless they moved. The local barbers, all proffered their assistance in run ning down the author of the placards. Finger prints have been taken in a number of suspected cases, but no clue has yet been found. Movin' Days. Last Thursday and Friday were movin' days for Dr. and Mrs. Mason. Their household goods were moved from the suite of rooms they have been occupying in the Rees building to the brick flat on Main street, and j the office equipment was moved to a suite of rooms on the ground floor of the Russell hotel building, where the | doctor will have his office, i Fearg that the snow storm Sunday p van in g( followed by a piercing cold wind tbrou „hout the night, would re-1 , , serious i oss to j ambs in the! open> provef) groundless , according to re p 0r t 3 from flockmasters. Alex j, ennyson says on j y a very f ew i am bs succunlbed to the exposure. , _ Gold in Chicken's Craw. When Mrs. A. F. Thrall, living in the Steward sub-division near the Boise Payette mill, dressed a chicken for last Sunday s dinner, sne found a nugget of pure gold a little largei that a grain of wheat in the fowl's craw. The Thralls have recently dug Little Loss from Storm. ■ a well and it is beiieved the chicken picked the precious metal from out of the dirt taken from the excavation. _._ 1 \y onma n's Betterment Club Accepted ag Member of District Organization A t tbe regu ] ar meeting of the Wo man's BettermentClub, held the first Friday of the month at Mrs. Hoover's , , ,. , , . , ., , the ladies were pleased to learn that the club had been accepted by the I District Federation and that they j were entitled to three delegates at \ ; the convention to be held at Shoshone ln May ' . , ! There were over thirty members 1 en( . flt th meeting and it was de- ! h the homes of the members ! , , , ., ., _,_, ■ wou d no l° n £ cr bo1 ^ the membership. The charter list was closed with 42 members The names of those wish- j ing t o join the club now will be pre- j . v z. i .• j i d IS MEMBER OF FEDERATION a reg ^ ar f on by a two-thirds majority of the members present. f A committee consisting of Mrs. Col j vin. Mrs. O. J. Jones and Mrs. Lysted j was appointed by the president to consult with Mr Barton in regard to fitting up the mill dining room as club house for the club. Discussion concerning a Riverside additio " P la / ?round for f 1 ? ch | ldren followed and steps were taken to m vestigate the safest location for such a playground. The next regular meeting of the club is to be an all-day meeting at the new club house, the former Boise Payette boarding house. All the mem bers are urged to come at 10 o'clock Friday morning, April 21, with some thing for scrambled lunch. Curtains, cushions and draperies will be m|$te and the furniture repaired. A busy but pleasant time will be had getting the new club house in shape, next night, Saturday, April 22, the club members will entertain their families and friends with a program of rare interest and fun in their new club house. The MINSTREL SHOW MAY 3 "High Brown Babies Ministrel" Is Name for Band Show Watch for the "High Brown Babies Minstrels," the gorgeous, scintillating, magnificent, riproaring black face musical extravaganza to be given by the Emmett band of 50 pieces, assist ed by well known local artists, at Lib-j erty theater Wednesday, May 3. The proceeds will he for the benefit of the band, and it goes without saying that Liberty will be packed from "cellar to garrett." The name given above was the of-j fering of Ellis Harris in the contest f or the most appropriate name and was the pick of the judges. He was awarded the prize. - Speaking of the city making an ap propriation of $200 for the Emmett band, last week's Caldwell Tribune states that Caldwell has this year ap propriated $2000 for the municipal; band of that citv. ! j What Caldwell Does. club will be held next Monday even- ! ing at 7:30 in High school building. Important Meeting An important meeting of the Choral ■ SAVING OUR FORESTS FROM FIRE W 7 eek of April 16 to 23 Proclaim as Fire Prevention Week Facts About Our Forests. Forest fires cause losses amounting to an average of twenty million dol lars a year. Our forests are disappearing four times faster than they are growing. There is not a business which can operate for a de % - without use of wood in some way. There are now 81 million acres of idle forest land in the United States, We face a tlmber * amme in fifty once provided lumber in our Eastern and Lake states are nearly all gone, .. 0ur wild game and fresh water fish disappear with the disappearance of tfle forests, The proclamation of Governor Davis calling upon all Idaho citizens tQ observe tbe week from April jg April 22 as Fire Prevention Week sbou j d be of especial interest to this section of the statej w h er e the forests mean so much to its citizens. Aside f roln their commercial value, the for ests are the playgrounds and recrea tion centers of the people and the 'conservators of the water supply of the tributary lands that depend upon irrigation for the growing of crops. Newspapers generally are strong for "saving our forests" and refor estation, and ought to be. They con sume annually in the Uunited States wood pulp equal to 300,000 forest acres. Stretched on a single line the width of an ordinary newspaper, the paper consumed would make a streamer reaching about half way from the earth to the sun. To the boys who got to the front France, the French and German conservation of forests was an ob . t , esson that will undoubtedly have its effect in the demand for methods of reforestation and conservation of our own timber supply. A Fiench for est, or a German, consists ol alter rows of trees in every st age of growth, from the youngest seedling U p to the mature trees. Ine latter are constantly being hewn down for 1am ber, ;but for every tree taken out a seedling is put in the ground, and as f ast as tbe i arge timber is cut the next stage of timber becomes ready for the axe and saw. Michigan's white pine forests, once amone the most splendid on the globe, j j have been ruthlessly destroyed, with no reforestation, and consequently Michigan and other states about the Great Lakes, which a generation ago arerow £ay heavy freight charges for lum ber from the' South and West to Michigan. Under the French or Ger man system Michigan's forests would be intact today. The waste of Amer ican primeval forests has been an ex ample of American pride in immediate and temporary shows big for the time being, but an example also of its carelessness of generations to come after. With examples of the destruction of our forests by commerce and by fires so emphatically brought before us, every citizen of Idaho should not only watch his own step and be on guard against the carelessness of others, but he should also be a strong advocate of reforestation and forest conservation similar to those of France and Gfermany. Fire prevention week should last the whole year. "prosperity," which COURT NEWS District court came to an abrupt end Friday during the trial of the Robinson vs. Landers damage case. Soon after the jury had been em panelled, Judge Bryan was taken ili and was compelled to adjourn court. The case will be taken up April 20. The jury in the case of Evan Howell and Fred Mills, charged with illegal possession of liquor, brought in a ver dict of not guilty. Earl Leininger, charged with steal ing Leo Fest's saddle horse, had his preliminary hearing before Judge Haag Saturday and was bound over to the district court and bond fixed at $1000, which he was unable to furnish —---. . Frame Scanlon had his hearing in Judge Ijaag's court Friday and was adjudged of unsound mind and taken to the Blackfoot institution by an at tendant on Sunday. Evidence was in trot ^ DCe, I tbat e ba£ * beer - an e P' e P~ ! tic for 20 years, and that though he. had received treatment at several | sanitariums, he had received no bene ; ! fit and gradually grew worse until the collapse occurred last week. African Legion Dance American i-egion uanee. Lawrence Dresser post will give a Barrack dance at Liberty theater to Four will play. All legionaires and the public are invited. 'morrow (Friday) night. The Liberty j . ( ody Lyon Suffers Loss of $1900 in RESIDENCE DESTROYED BY FIRE Building and Furniture Monday. - The residence of Cody Lyon on East Second street was completely destroy ed by fire Monday morning about 3 o'clock, causing a loss of $1600. Fur niture valued at $300 was also des troyed. Insurance of $1400 was carried. The origin of the fire is; believed to have been a defective flue, or from sparks from the chimney, as when the family was awakened by the cracking of timbers the roof was a mass of flames, but had not reached below the ceiling. When the fire ap paratus arrived the house was beyond saving and efforts were centered on protecting the outbuildings and the residence of F. M. Mingus, a next door neighbor. Neighbors responded when the alarm was given and some of the household goods were removed. The familv have moved into one of the outbuildings on the premises. Mr. Lyon states that he is planning to re build as soon as the loss is adjusted by the insurance companies. ! _ . ...... i Better r*<juipment .Needed. The Lyons fire has again demon strated the urgent need of improved fire fighting apparatus, if residence property is to have any protection whatever. The men who pulled the heavy hose carts over eight blocks of muddy streets were completely ex hausted when they reached the scene of the fire, and considerable valuable ' time was required. Emmett, with its I widely scattered residence district, must have better fire protection than the present crude makeshift. It ; should have modern motorized equip- ; ment. As time is the principal item in extinguishing fires, the cost of the modern machine would soon pay for itself in preventing losses, dex believes the city administration can do no better service than to pro vide Emmett with modern fire fight The In ing equipment, and do it without de lay. j I WITH THE IDAHO LEGION Letters have been rent out to Le irion posts in Idaho by John Regan Post No. 2, of Boise, asking that when ever a legion member is hospitalized and sent to Veterans' hospital No. 52. at Boise Barracks, this post be notified so that he can be given the proper attention by the post. The various posts are also asked to send the same information regarding pa tients who are already here, letters ask for the Veteran's name, date of commitment to hospital, cause and extent of disability and probable length of stay at hospital. The No man who has not the title gion. I would give alnjost anything I have for that title." Such was the statement made by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis at Mobile, Ala., re cently when he addressed members the local Legion post. White Cross Tag Day. The ladies of the local White Cross chapter have decided to have a tag day Saturday, April 15. Look out for the boys and girls. Let everybody get behixid this great movement. Our Protestant churches have done all too little in the past in this fertile field of caring for the sick and the White Cross is trying to rally all Protest ant organizations to its support. is a national organization, only one year old, but it has already done more than $500,000 of free work and stim-1 ulated the building of quite a few hospitals. It operates on a well es tablished principle that a small gift from a large nuffifcer will make great and far-reaching work possible, We trust everyone will join us in this humanitarian cause. his Curious Eggs. Someone who did not leave name left at the Index door Monday a couple of bird's eggs that have at tracted attention because of their un u3ua i markings, they having the p^arance of having been splashed with dark brown paint. They are a trifle larger than an average hen's , egg. One boy says they are hawk's eggs, another says eagle's, others enumerate sb itepokes and blue herons The genera] op j n j on i s that they were j a j^ ^y. the larger hawks that hover over ^ be swamps, If anyone wishes to set them under a hen and hatch them they are welcome to them. —— -— - Tennis Association Formed. "chib ^ooms^FridTy evenin d for „èd a Tennis associa tion . pur p 0se 0 f the organiza tion is to promote th* tennis interest. of tbe conn q Unl ty an d to aid in the construction of courts. The city, council hav^ agreed to furnish space. ! back stop material, and posts for courts in the park, provided tennis players would see that the courts arc i made. This will be done through the organization just formed. Also the organization will prov.de nets and tape for the courts. To this end a fee of $1.00 is charged per member, : Any person of the community is eli gible to membership, and it is not : the purpose of the association to mono ; polize the courts in anv way. Every I tennis fan is urged to join the associa tion and help get the courts in shape aa quickly as possible. The officers as elected Friday evening are Karl Mann, president, Ralph T. Case, sec. treas. Church to Give Easter Rageant. The Easter pageant entitled "The Victory that Overcometh the World," will be given at the First Methodist i Episcopal church next Sunday at 7:30 p. m. There are fully fifty people in the presentation of this worthy pa geant hoped that when Saturday night comes the city will be spick and span, -p be c jtizens of Emmett are asked to that Emmett may become clean and sanitary. Good citizenship should make t h e campaign a success. We . we ^ al * *-o need the appeal, The entire evening will be taken in its presentation.* Cleanup Week This is cleanup week, and it is voluntarily clean up their premises will shirk the duty of good citizenship Baby Girl Scalded. Dr. Cummings was called to tbe Fred Amsbaugh home Sunday to care for the little baby girl, who was se , . , , , , ,v * » vereIy 3CaIded about the face ' neck and arms when a tea kettle of boil ing water fell from the stove over the little Horseshoe Bend-Ranks Road Provid , . .. - „ _, to roalIs m th,s sectlon are as follo * s ' Horseshoe Bend-Banks, $125,000. one. HIGHWAY FUNDS PROVIDED ed for Among Others, The apportionment of government road funds for Idaho was made in Boise this week. The monies allotted McCall-Warren, $75,000. Cascade-Knox, $40,000. Knox-YellowPine, $100,000. Lowman-Stanley, $100,000. Smith Ferry-Banks, $3000. This means that improvement of between Horseshoe Bend and Banks will be tbe bad p j ece 0 f highway started this summer, P. T. A. Special Meeting. The meeting of the Parent tke Wardwell school auditorium to Teachers' Association to be held in morrow evening will be especially in teresting and valuable. The band will furnish the music, and among the num ber3 on the program will be an ad 5"" Superintendent Ked j organ j ze d field. Dance at Lethai The ball players of Bramwell have a team and will give a dance at Letha Friday night to raise ! funds to buy equipment. j EAST EMMETT Mrs. Vahlberg spent Sunday of last week with Mrs. C. C. Johns. Miss Nina Porter spent Saturday evening at the P. H. Gray home. ! The little grandson of Frank Kreiz j enbcck has been ^ ulte 1,1 though be is improving at present | °- C - Coonrod returned home from j Ontario, where he has been shear * n F sheep j Mrs - Ancy Sullivan entertained ' Mrs - R - S - and °- C ' Coonrod to d,n - ! ner one day * ast week - Miss Cecelia Kreizenbeck went to i h«ew Piymouin i«»» Mr - and Mrs - W ' E - Gray sp< Z Sunday with their P arents Mr ' and P. H. Gray. j Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Miller called on their son Aden Miller Tuesday. ■ j Miss Margaretha Kreizenbeck was home over Sunday for a short visit. A number of girls met at the home Miss Gladys Gray, and the seven of them then hiked to Picket Corral hill. A bountiful lunch of toasted j weiners, sandwiches and other goodies were in order. The girls were: Fern and Nina Porter, Ester and Emma ; Larson, Mildred Lytle, Emaline Morash and Gladys C-ray. Prayer meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Alvin Myers next Tues day afternoon at 2:30. The Dorcas Division of the Ladies' Aid-that is, Mrs. Alvin Myers, Mrs. r j ohns Mrs g mo } (e amJ Mrg Tappan-spent the day at the home of Mrs. Jackson on Wednesday. Hattie Dresser entertained Mr and M Yergenson to dinner Sunday, ■ * . _ , _ Mrs. Leonard Dresser spent Mon day afternoon at the Charles Sawyer home on the bench, Mrs. Boise Riggs spent Sunday at the Leonard Dresser home. I ! i j i PLAY BENEFIT GAME SUNDAY Regulars and All Stars to Match Wits and Skill—Band to Play. Emmett fans will be given an op portunity Sunday afternoon to get a line on the players who will represent Emmett in the baseball league games this season. It will be a benefit game. The finance committee needs more funds to star the team off and help pay for some of the improvements be ing made to grounds and grandstand. The committee hopes and expects a liberal patronage. The game will start at 3 o'clock, and the admission will be only 25 cents. Manager Ral^h Hayes will send in his most promising candidates for positions against the High school team augmented by first team aspir ants for first team positions, which will include a battery. Every man jack of them will do his best, . for Hayes's eagle eye will be keeping tab and every backer of the team will be keen to select the likely ones to enter the arena in the opening league game against Parma on the following Sun day. So you'd better be there. The band will be there to enliven the occasion. This will be their first public appearance and the concert alone will be worth the price of ad mission—and then some. The cold weather has practically precluded all training. Reports from Caldwell are that "Penson has flown grandstand. the coop at the last gap and landed in a Parma berth. The grounds are in Toilets for both sexes, fine shape, dressing rooms for players and other conveniences have been made in the Emmett may easily lay claim to the finest ball grounds and equipment in Idaho. Over by Car. Run Wednesday, while running across the road the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Philmore, was hit by an auto driven by Roy Pass and badly bruised, but no bones broken. It is thought she did not see or hear the car until she was crossing and the car tpo near to avoid it. Easter Cantata. The Presbyterian choir, under the leadership of Mr. Lou Burton, is to have special Easter music at the church Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. An Easter cantata, "The Easter An gels," will be given. The public is invited to this service. Good Friday Services The program arranged for the Good Friday services at the Presbyterian church consists of seasons of prayer, the singing of the Songs of the Cross, and addresses upon the seven sayings of Christ while he hung on the cross. Everybody is welcome to attend these services. You may coma and go as your duties require. The program of addresses are as follows: "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do," Rev. E. G. Keith. "Verily, I say unto you, to-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise," H. W. Hollar. "Woman, behold thy son," A. C. Lathrop. "My God, Why hast Thou forsaken " Rev. Miller. "I thirst," Dr. Barnes. "It is finished, me. Rev. R. T. Case. "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit," Dr. Keith. First Methodist Episcopal Church Elmer Grant Keith, Pastor. A great Easter D this church. At 10 a. m., session of the Sunday school. At 11 worship and sermon. Easter theme, "Easter Facts and Easter Faith." Reception of members. Special Easter music by the choir. At 6 p. m., Junior League; 6:30 Ep worth League; 7:30, great Easter pa geant, under auspices of the Sunday Fifty people participating. promised at school. Theme, "The Victory that Overcometh the World." Nazarene Church. We will have with us next Sunday, April 16, Dr. Mangum from Nampa Nazarene Sanitarium and Mrs. Edith Whitesides, deaconess and field re presentative; also a good quartette. Everybody come and hear something good. Regular services: Sunday school at 10 o'clock, preaohing at 11. Evening services: Prayer and praise at 7 p. m., preaching at 8. All are invited to attend next Sunday espec ially.—Fred Kimsey. Pastor. It Pays to Fertilize Your Orchard. We have a supply of "Old Reliable Orchard Fertilizer." nitrogren, phos phoric acid, potash. Right now, be fore the trees blossom, is the time to apply this fertilizer. See us, or call US up Emmett Fruit Grower's Ass'n. Emil E. Dean, Mgr. Phone 46.