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PaMJahMI wtrjr Thnraday by CD SKINNER * SONS Subscription Rates in Idaho One year _ Six months .. Three months .$ 2.00 1.00 .60 Outside of Idaho. _$ 2.60 .. 1.26 One your Six months ... Throe months >66 Entered in the Emmett postoffice us second class mail matter. ASnfOWif Raarawtlitlva | ICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION ! NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Look at the printed label on your '■ paper. The date thereon shows when ths subscription axpires. Forward your money in ample time for renewal Notice date on label carefully, and if not correct, please notify us at once. Subscribers desiring the address of thair paper changed please state their communicatisn both the OLD and NEW address. thIai in CURRENT COMMENT J)URING 1er'* sermon on Memorial Sunday he requested the veterans of the last three wars to manifest their presence in the church by holding up their hands. Four Civil War veterans —within two or three of those on the rail of the G. A. R. post—raised their hands. Not a single hand was raised when the Spanish war veterana were called upon and only five or six vet erans of the World war. The response of the Civil war veterans was almost unanimous of those living in Emmett. Vet it seems but yesterday when we were reading editorials in the papers railing attention to the danger of the the course of Rev. Mr. Mil ever-mounting pension roil. Today it is disappearing. Thf "Old Boys" are taking their widows with them and their children are, many of them,* gray-haired. By this sign of their passing, more clearly than by any other token, we may know that an era in our national life is practically closed. The response of the Ameri can Legion men was evidently disap pointing to the speaker as well as to the audience. Memorial day remains a national holiday. But It will be long before the Legion men are old enough to care much about the Day conse crated to the elder dead. Death comes so rarely to those in their twenties and thirties that it seems unreal. Pos sibly in 10 years Memorial day will have a renewed consecration. This year in a thousand American country towns the celebration was mostly in the headlines of the newspapers. The only reality of the day was a little group of time-battered old men climb ing into an automobile at G. A. R. hall to go out to the cemetery, and there to wander about reading the names on old tombstones and watch ing another generation performing the duties that were theirs for so many year*. K E > IP an eye on the gubernatorial contests in November and mark well the Democrat who achieves a sen sational victory. In him, then, dis cern the Moses destined to lead his party out of the darkness of despair into the land of sunny hope at the national election of 1924. This fore cast is baaed on the circumstances that the only Democratic presidents elected since the Civil war—Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson—both were comparatively unknown politi cal factors until they became gover nora of their respective states two years previous. W E used to hear a great deal about "rain makers" back in the Mid dle states a quarter of a century ago, and there are still those who believe that the firing during a battle brings rain. Now comes the information that calcium chloride is being used on concrete paving to keep it damp, which is a near approach to rain making. Calcium chloride ia a by product of table soda, and it is coming into general use in concrete construc tion and is also being sprinkled on dusty road* to draw moisture and kill the dust. It resembles rock salt when broken into fine bits. A thin very sprinkling of it on concrete draws enough moisture from the atmosphere to keep it wet on a hot day. Instead of irrigating, might it not be possible to find something acting like calcium chloride that would draw moisture for crops and aiso be a fertilizer? If such e thing was found, farmers could be their own rain makers and there would need be no diversion dams, no long lines of expensive irrigation ca nals. no toiling in the hot sun to lead the water over the thirsty Acids, no assessments to pay and no neighbor hood fusses over some one hogging all the water. It is a "consummation de voutly to be wished." SCIENTIST has figured out that an average man of 70 has slept 23 years 4 months; worked 19 years 8 months; has had 10 years and 2 months of recreation and religious de votion (how is that for a combina tion?) and spent 6 years, 10 months eating and drinking; 6 years travel ing; 2 years dressing and undressing; and has been ill 4 years. The scien tist has left out one important item. It ii the number'of yean'the aver age man apendi hunting for a match. A ST. LOUIS preacher haa Aled suit for divorce on the ground that hie wife ridiculed hia sermon*. We shall 1 watch that suit with interest. Per haps the court will throw its pro tection around that preacher in the form of a decision that will be broad enough to include the newspaper man whose editorials are read by his wife wiith groans and laughter. r pHE Supreme court decision about child labor holds that the law was an infringement upon the police pow ers of the states, and declares it unconstitutional. And this in the land of Volstead! ^NOTHER thing the might reflect upon: So long as they make demands upon the federal, state, county and municipal treasury, just so long will government wring their pockets. Governmental econo my begin* with the citizen roaring against needless expenditures, not at the increasing taxes. taxpayers I See That— Former Governor James E. Fergu son and wife are running against each other for United States senator in Texas. What's the use of Ferguson running? If he should win his wife would be senator anyway. The Republican leader in Ireland is Countess Markievicz. ought to start an uprising in Ireland all right. That name When Mary Long, who had taught school in Kane county, 111., was dis charged the other day, she killed her self. That's worse than getting mar ried. Women's waists are growing larger according to corset manufacturers. How do they know? Women don't wear corsets anymore. Only a few years ago 300 or more zouaves, veterans of the Civil war, used to swing up Riverside Drive in New York on Memorial day. Last week there were but three left to make the march. That tells the story of the thinning of Civil war ranks everywhere. It took some cash to develop that Pennsylvania political uprising. Gif f„ r ,| Pinchot says he spent $93,502 to We win the nomination for governor, wonder what would happen to a can didate in Idaho who confessed under oath that he spent that much for the nomination ? Mrs. Lorena Beebe of Orion, Mich., is 107 years old and says her long life is due to eating red apples. Raw or cooked ? Sergeant York says he prefers a home in heaven to stage life. Some men are so particular. Kathleen O'Keefe of Indiana is run ning for congress on an economy plat form. Don't know so much about her platform, but the name ought to get her somewhere. A California man bet it would be a girl. The doctor guessed a boy. It was twins. Seventy-five Massachusetts Tech seniors haven't been kissed in four years. Should put in a kissing course A Falls City, Neb., banker courted a girl for 26 years and then, instead of marrying her, claimed he was "only spoofing." He has just handed over his check in settlement of the "spoofing, breach of promise suit. His "spoof ing" cost him $19,462.62. Only the wealthy can afford to do that kind of A Jesuit priest has invented a clock that can't go wrong. That's the trouble with most clocks. They can not go, right or wrong. Comisky of the Chicago White Sox has just paid $100,000 for a bush league star. That's almost as much as a prize bull sold for not long ago. More than 6 million bibles were circulated last year, used any harder than those in Amer If they are not ican homes they will last a long while. r I 1 TALES OF TOWN GOOD OLD SHORTCAKE How dear to my heart is the straw berry shortcake, Which bright, balmy May-time pre sents to my view! The sweet, juicy richness that perco lates through it, The sugary coating that covers it, too. With fond expectation I sit down be fore it, And gloat o'er its delicate charms with high glee, And then with great gusto I hasten to store it Away in a spot where 'twill satisfy me. That red, Juicy.shortcake, That rich, juicy »hört cake, Which nothin* in pastry can equal, by gee! There's this about the musical num ber* on radio programs: There are no encores. « * « If a bootlegger is robbed he has no recourse in law. And this proves that he is no better than other people. * « < One of the strangest things in this world is how eager a man is to smoke after his last match goes out. 4 4 4 New spring skirts, according to a fashion journal, will be made of rugs. But where will they find rugs short enough ? « « * The he-flapper's fault is that he isn't masculine enough for a woman to kiss and isn't quite feminine enough for a man to kiss. 4 « é If at some future time they can plow by radio, as is confidently pre dicted, there's no reason why the city can't mow his lawn that way. man too. • « « The dandelions seem to be the Ar menians of the vegetable world. The massacre them the more more we hopefully and numerously they spring up. * é * "I reckon," remarked Old Bill Mis givens, "the two most helpless things in the world is a baby when it's first born and a man when his wife goes on a visit." * * « Old Bill Misgivens, who has 14 kids—The trouble with a family the size of mine is that by the time the last cKild has been driven to bed a night it's about time to club the first out of bed in the morning. * « « Here's to the guy who lies to us, Who's careless of the truth; Who slaps us on the back and says: "Gee! How you hold your youth." Who shirks not at the future when He has a lie to tell; Here's to the liar who says to us: "By jove, you're looking well." 4 4 4 A Connecticut woman played an April fool trick on her husband by tolling him she was going to sue for divorce when she had no intention of doing it. the difference between a joke and a disappointment. one Some women don't know 4 4 4 Donald, aged 5, with hiä parents, moved into a new neighborhood re The next door neighbor was cently. barber with a boy, James, also 5. Jimmy's grandmother was quite old and had considerable hair on her face. "Is "Yes," said "Then why don't he shave One day Donald said to James: your dad a barber?" James. your grandma?" 4 4 4 "Do I understand that your husband assaulted you?" asked the judge of a much damaged woman who appeared before him with the request that her considerably worse half be put un der restraint, ed me over the bean with a motter, He did that. Smash 'Smashed you with a 'With a that's what!" what?" queried the court, motter. One of them things you hang on the wall with a frame around it, and 'Bless Our Happy Home' in the middle." 4 4 4 Despite the fact that there was a notice on the gate, "No admittance except on business," a youth entered the Boise Payette Lumber Company's timber yard and stood looking around him. One of the watchmen approach ed and asked what he was doing there. "I'm just looking 'round, sir," replied the young man. "But," said the fore man. "there's nothing to see." "No," replied the youth, "but there's a lot to saw." 4 4 4 Little Bill skipped off to school be fore bis mother had a chance to wash his face. The teacher sent him to the basement to scrub up, but the janitor had failed to leave a towel within reach. Bill went back to the school room, however, with the lower part of his face reasonably clean; the up per part was streaked and grimy. "Why, Willie," the teacher said, "how does H happen that the lower part of your face is nice and clean, while the rest of It Is so dirty?" "Well," said Bill, "they wan't no towel there and that's as far as my shirt would reach." 4 4 4 The owner of a farm who had an impediment in his speech concluded to sell out. Three land buyers heard of it and started on a race to the home of the stuttering man. One of the buyers had a faster car than either of his competitors and got there 15 minutes before the others arrived. He immediately mads what the stutter ing farmer considered a liberal offer for the land and the farmer star* to say he would take it. His speech, however, got balled up on his tongue so that he could not say what he wanted to. He backed off and started several times, but before he could get the sentence framed, one of the other land buyers drove up and made him an offer of a thousand dollars more for his land than the first one offered. T. B. 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Just two weeks after the j wedding ceremony the happy bride -1 groom was fooling about the railroad 1 yards and a switch engine ran over him—on the bias—and he became a total loss. A claim agent of the rail road got hold of the widw before any other lawyer could reach her and j it? 4 4 4 A negro woman in a North Carolina ; hurried her into his office and there I wh"^ ^ ^ sWny " ew biIls ' which wag more money than she thought there was in the world. With one eager hand she reached for this incredible fortune and with the other she signed on the dotted line of the quit claim. Another negro woman who had come with her to witness thU triumph and who was stands h hin-l K - S standln F be - / Perfectly pop -*yed with envy and admiration said: "Clarissa, whut you reckin' you goin' do now sence you had all dis luck'" Before the widow answered she lifted a rust ling twenty from off the top of the delectable heap and fanned herself with it and inhaled its fragrance; then she said: "I don't in™ ... t n H ... , know ez I shal ' do anything—fur a spell I cot .,,, .. . , . , * rcl1, 1 Rot a „. rs spent ^ 63 e my wouncls . riK 1 no ' v ' ( 'f ev er I does marry ag'in my 8econ d husband is suttinly goin' to be a railroad man." yere money. Of co'se in the ye* he to comc j may mar _ ry agin an then ag'in I may not— who can tell? But, gal, I tells you _ . Acting roV£ph£ P »««rad by Prof. William E. Scott of Princetoo, when the world's coal supply 1 * hausted, fair complex!*'!/* **'»*» di s " "bPear and we inny even become a b,ack - 8 *luned race, says the wily pïo f * >ssor ' He **Pl«lned that fair-skinned !"" ide " 8 are hothou * e products. l__ h ?\, C " n " ,,e , the withstand the equatorial suns of the tropics. Io which we must all flock as soon as the lust shovelful of coal ls thrown Into the (ire: so runs the i 1 ro Phee.v. no* They cannot Monksy Bread. Monkey bread comes from a o*' tree of tropical Africa and the Indies that Is more properly cal adansonla. The fruit of this tree about the size of a citron, and t bruised leaves are often mixed w the food of inhabitants of tropical rlca for their medicinal value. Nation of Snuft Takers. The greatest snuff-taking country In the world la Franco, though It show* a decline In the habit. Now is the time to subscribe.