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Official Paper Official Paper , of of Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OP IDAHO EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1922. TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 37. EMMETT PARTY IN AUTO WRECK H. Cochran Car Goes Over Em bankment Near Payette— Mrs. Cochran Injured. While returning home from a trip to Moscow Sunday night, the auto mobile of H. H. Cochran of this city vent over the embankment on the highway about seven miles west of Payette. In the car besides Mr. Cochran were Mrs. Cochran, son Ash ley, daughter Helen and Dale Vohs. Mrs. Cochran was the only one to sus tain injuries of a serious nature, and she is recovering in an Ontario hos pital, where she was taken immediate ly after the accident. The place where the accident occur red is noted for its dangerous char acter. It is at a sharp curve in the road and where another road branches off to the east. Mr. Cochran was driving and in the darkness did not see the branch road. He turned to take the left hand road, but just as he reached the forks he decided the right hand road was the main thor oughfare and abruptly turned the car. The machine struck the side of the road and turned over, with the wheels in the air. Mrs. Cochran and Dale Vohs were pinned beneath the wreck age of the top, but Ashley Cochran jumped clear when he sensed the im pending accident. He was able to re lease young Vohs and together were able to remove Mrs. Cochjan from the wreckage. She was unconscious, having sustained a blow in the head, ; nd a long gash in her forehead over the left eye. Miss Cochran was some what bruised, but Mr. Cochran suffer ed no injury whatever, but one of the legs of his pants was completely torn off. A few minutes after the accident, a lineman for the telephone company ■ came driving up in a truck. He climb ed a telephone pole, made a connection and summoned medical assistance. Mrs. Cochran was then taken to Pay ette for treatment and then to the hospital in Ontario. An examination disclosed no broken bones or internal injuries, and she has made a gradual improvement every day, and expects to come home early next week. The escape of the party from more serious injuries is almost miraculous. The car went over a six-foot embank ment into a ditch. The top of the car was wrecked, but that was prac tically the extent of the damage. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran had made the trip to Moscow to attend the com mencement exercises at the state uni versity. On the return, they were ac companied by the three young people who had been attending school. Miss Rena Davison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davison, west of town, suffered painful injuries to her head and shoulders, when she fell off the Kefauver truck upon which she was riding while returning Körne from picking strawberries, Sunday even ing. Fred Amsbaugh was injured about his head and ears last Thursday by being caught between two piles of lumber which fell together in the Michigan-Idaho Lumber Company's mill yards. COURT HOUSE NEWS District court was in session Mon day and Tuesday, with Judge B. S. Varian presiding, cases were heard: Cecil Leininger, charged with riding off a horse from the hitch racks in Emmett, entered a plea of not guilty .and his case was set for July 26. Divorces were granted the plaintiffs in two applications, as follows: Lester G. Coffey vs. Clara Coffey, and Ida M. Chadwell vs. Geo. S. Chadwell. The following Court will be in session again the week beginning June 26. A venire of 25 jurors has been ordered. The fol lowing cases have been set: C. M. Shaner vs. E. W. Faris and Bank of Emmett, June 27. G. H. Blinn vs. G. W. Rosenbaum, June 28. Want Children Back. Mr. and Mrs. Green, former resi dents of the bench, have made appli cation to the probate court for the re turn of their seven children from the Children's Home in Boise to their home in Caldwell. Mrs. Green, it will be remembered, was convicted in the 1 Gem county court of stealing chickens from neighbors and was confined the Weiser jail while serving her sentence. During her imprisonment, the children have been at the Boise institution. She has been releasd, and wants the children. A hearing will be held to determine whether she a fit person to rear the children. Killed Ten Coyotes. Fred and Emil Keimer, young boys living with their parents' on a ranch near Box Springs on Willow Creek, were in the sheriff's office yesterday with the pelts of 10 coyote whelps, upon which they collected a bounty of $2.50 each. The young coyotes were captured in one den. near Willow creek. The total bounty amounts to $25, a good day's work for two boys, Case Settled The case of James McWïllis vs. P. M. Spratt, which was appealed from the probate court to the district court was dismissed the first of the week at the instance of Defendant Spratt. The case grew out of a dispute over wages end was submitted to arbitration. The award was not satisfactory to Mr. Spratt. McWillis then sued in probate court. MONEY FOR 0. C. DAM IS URGED Reclamation Service Turns Ef-' i forts to Secure Immediate Construction. ! ! Through the dark clouds that have hung over the Black Canyon dam pro-; ject at Emmett for several months a j rift appeared yesterday in a dispatch from the Statesman's Washington correspondent. The article follows: "Urging an immediate allotment of settlers money in order that work be resumed this season on the Emmett dam, and presenting petitions from which showed serious alarm was felt of Boise conferred Tuesday with Dir ector Davis of the reclamation service. 1 that the old works would go out un less speedily repaired, Montie Gwinn He was accompanied by Representa tives Smith and French. As a result of the visit, Director Davis immediatly got into communi cation with the Denver office, to de termine whether there will be funds enough to justify resuming work on the Emmett dam, and if a favorable reply is received, work to cost a mil-. lion dollars will be for the greater part completed this summer. 'Davis explained to the Idaho dele gation that while congress appropri ated $1,200,000 for the Boise project this full amount is not available un less there is sufficient money in the reclamation fund to meet all appro priations. The last estimate, he said, was made in March, and disclosed that receipts of reclamation funds from oil leases, land sales and repay ments were falling far short of amounts which congress appropriated and that this will necessitate cutting expenditures on all projects. "The telegram to Denver was sent with the hope that recent collections made by the service would enable the Boise project to get its allotment. BORN Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Dillon (Mike) Sunday morning, and Grandpas Dillon and Crabtree are stepping high and the parents are proud aqd happy. A daughter was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Obermeyer. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Crete Robinson, at their home at West Timber, Ore., on Wednesday, June 7. Home from College. j Last week was Home Coming time I for the Emmett young people who 1 have been attending college. From the state university came Carroll Davis, Sumner Whitney, Dale Vohs, Ashley Cochran, Malcolm Anderson, Misses Helen Cochran and Margaret Knipe. From the state normal came the Misses Blancne and Alta Myeis ! and Katie Burkhard, and from State College at Pullman, Wash., j came Delmer Tarleton. j r , ! Earl Gifford of Montour, employed a sheep camp at Dry Buck, was in town Friday to have a wound in his an treated by Dr. A. G. Byrd. The injury, not at all dangerous, was in -1 flicted when a revolver he was clean- 1 I the ! in ing was accidentally discharged. Shot in Hand. ; FUNDS ALLOTTED FOR FOREST ROADS ! Payette National Forest Given $140,000 for Construction of Roads and Trails. j i I ; j official notice that a total of $140,500 has been allotted to the Payette Na tional Forest by the government for the maintenance and construction of roads and trails, and the ensuing year ...... . I will see great activity in opening up to travel large areas of scenic beauty ! and recreation in the forest that have j been almost entirely inaccessible, and aiding in the development of timber and mineral and grazing resources Supervisor G. B. Mains has received j that have Iald latent because of the difficulties of transportation. In the construction program two big projects will be undertaken, each at an approximate cost of $50,000. One of these is Penn Basin-Yellow Pine road and the other is the Penn Basin Deadwood-Elk Creek road. The largest expenditure in the mainten ance program will be for the Clear Ci eek-Stanley Basin road. The maintenance and construction program, with the amount allotted to each projeot, is given below: Maintenance South Fork Payette Road ... $1,500.00 300.00 300.00 Knox-Deadwood Road .. 200.00 Clear Creek-Stanley Road ....$7,500.00 ThundeV Mtn. Road . Yellow Pine Road Squaw Creek Road g p Trails 150 00 700.00 - 8,450.00 Total $1,500.00 Construction p enn Basin-Yellow Pine ....$53,000.00 Penn Basin-Deadwood Elk Creek road . Deadwood Basin road Caton Creek Train . Pistol Creek Trail ...... Middle Fork-Salmon trail ...1,750.00 1.500.00 3.500.00 50,000.00 3.500.00 1 . 000.00 1.700.00 Anderson Creek Trail . Indian Creek Trail . Middle Fork Payette River Trail ..... East Fork Trail Bull Creek Trail ... Scott Creek Trail . Chilcoot Pass-Meadow Creek Trail .... 1,500.00 1,500.00 1 , 000.00 .1,500.00 1,500.00 Reeves Bar Trail Marble Creek Trail __ E!k Creek-Penn Basin Trail Creek-Canyon Creek Sulphur Creek Trail ., Squaw Creek Trail .. . Forest Contingent . One of the roads to be built thi« 150.00 ... 1,800.00 350.00 750.00 2,100.00 .... 1 , 000.00 700.00 $139,000.00 Total ' Bert Thayne this week started a crew 0 f men clearing the highway f rom bowman to Stanley Basin. This ; road will be open for travel through j to Stanley about July 15. j summer will be that to Bear valley to give transportation to the Deadwood mines. There is much activity in these mining properties and several ; mills and power plants have been pro jected, to be built as soon as the new roadis completed. P __ ! , Seventy miles of new telephone lines will be constructed this year 1 the forest service. Twenty miles of line will be built into the West Moun tain section, and the remainder in Thunder mountain. SUES TO NULLIFY NOTES Action Brought to Set Aside Chattel Mortgages of A'5 Livestock Co. A suit was filed in federal court Monday by Dave Murray, trustee in bankruptcy of the A-5 Livestock com-j W that chattel .mortgages IPven by the president of the «om-. P* n y J ust P rlor to court action declar in K the company bankrupt, be de clared null and void and the property returned so that it may be equally distributed among all the creditors.^ The total amount of the note so given they were given are: First National bank of Emmett, $3600; Security tional bank of Fairfield, $3000; The First State bank of Donnelly, $2500. ! C . A. West, president of the company, also gave a note to himself for $2000. At the time, these notes covered prac tically all the assets of the company, but the complaint states that there, was further outstanding indebtedness in the amount of $20,000. was $11.100 and the banks to which PRUNE PICKERS LOSE Wyman's Pitching and Oppor TO 00ISE tune Hitting Turn Tide to Capital City Team. ing end of Sunday's game with Boise. The score was 6 to 1, but at that it was a good game and filled with sharp fielding, daring base running and -classy pitching. Failure to hit ,,, , . , .. , , Wyman, who occupied the mound for; Boise, coupled with timely hitting by the Boise sluggers, turned the tide of battle to the Capital City aggregation, Aston started the heaving for the locals and held the fort to the fourth, The Prune Pickers were on the los , , , when L°<*wood went to his relief after Boise had piled up five runs, and pitched a masterly game. In the five and a half innings he toiled, he struck out eight and only three hits were recorded against him, two of the hits coming in the eighth and adding one more score to Boise's total. Em mett's lone score came in the third and was made by Aston. He got a berth on a single to right, went to second on Clark's single, and scored on overthrow to second to catch Clark, The score: Emmett— Clark, ss .... Newman, cf Otkins, 3b ... Hollister, lb. Clay, rf . Scott, If. Brown, 2b ... AB R H PO E ...4 0 1 1 2 0 0 10 ...4 0 0 1 0 ...4 0 0 8 0 .4 0 0 1 0 ...4 0 0 2 0 ...4 0 12 1 1 : 3 0 0 1 0 11110 2 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 Erwin, c ... Aston, p. Lockwood, p Soran, cf 5 _ 34 1 4 27 2 Total . Boise— Williams, c . Wells, 3b. .._. Ashenfelter, 2b Zierke, lb . Foster, rf . Chapman, ss .. Cameran, cf . Kuss, If. ?.. . 4 2 110 . 4 110 0 -4 0 1 10 0 .4 10 10 . 4 10 2 1 - 1 9 1 1 0 -4 0 0 10 0 Summary—Double plays—Emmett 1, Boise 1; Three-baggers—Ashen felter; Struck out, Boise 10; Aston 1, Lockwood 8 . Total .36 6 6 27 1 j 1 The season closes July 30. Only two of the seven remaining games will be played at home, Parma coming | here July 9 and Weiser on July 16. Boise Emmett ...0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1 Score by innings: 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0—6 PRUNE PICKINGS Other results:—Parma shut out Payette 7 to 0, and Weiser treated Caldwell in a like manner, the score being 8 t® 0, Weiser piling up the eight runs in the first inning. _ 1 Next Sunday's games—Emmett will play at Payette, Boise at Caldwell and Weiser at Parma, named Newman> who accompanied , |Carroll Davjg home for a short visit , ! _ 0 _ • i. . ; ™ 'V * J T. ^ * ? f,eId ' " e h / d "" de * ** " cord a * * mem r ° * Idaho Falls team last by!****?" **?. ** _^ un ' ve ^ * s ^ ear ' but he didn't fill the bill here, and Old Reliable Jack Soran took his place in the fifth. A young state university student ! , : A meeting of managers of the, league was held with President Wald rop at Parma Tuesday night. Ralph! Hayes and Billy Gove attended from;*"' here. The session was a stormy one, it is reported. Two important rul-j ings were made* One was to overrule all protested games, and the other that hereafter teams violating the rules in regard to eligibility of play ers shall forfeit the games in which ineligible players are used. An ex-1* eeption _ however> was made in the cage Emmett The consensug of injon wag ^ Emmett ghoul(j fee itted to gtrengthen jtg team gnd the add ; t j on of n€w p i ayers wi ii Le al j owed w j t hout regard to the rules ! provided a Iigt of additional p ] a y e rs jg fiJgd with ^ residellt and hjs Q secured John Thorning, living at 900 Com na-!mercial avenue, brought to this office a few days ago what he calls a pétri- 1 fied potato, and it looks the part. Mr. ' Thorning claims the petrification took ! place from the time he planted the I spuds six weeks ago. Jack Younz, j however, says the specimen is not a' petrified potato, but a socket bone of beef animal. Whichever of the gen- j s tlemen is right, it surely has the ap- ( Petrified Potato? pearance of a potato. But we hope Jack is right, for if we town farmers ; have to contend with the bug petrifac j tibus as well as the wire wormiskibus, j potato raising will be just one darned ■ thing after another. New House Nears Completion B c - Davidson is putting the fin | ishing touches to the new house on i his ranch southwest of town, to re | place the one destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Jay Sanders is the lessee of the farm. , , , T he | d " Nampa Uat we * k - ' ' ay * as assl ^" e 1° * e , ra ° 1 e mmct * c , ur< ' ' * r ' f S e ^ n con JCtln ^ rev. va meet :r,gs here for several weeks. i tice of the death of Jack Shinn in Seattle last week, from The young man was a son of Mrs. E. New Pastor. At the conference of the Nazarene R. Shinn by a former marriage and was adopted by his stepfather. family left Emmett about eight years ago. Former Emmett Boy Die*. Mrs. G. A. Warden has received no pneumonia. The EMMETT'S WOOL CROP ALL SOLO One and Half Million Pounds Be ing Shipped Out to Boston Purchasers. One million four hundred thousand pounds of wool, the fleeces of Em mett's principal sheepmen this sea son, have been sold at good prices and the greater portion of it is on its way to the Boston firms who are the purchasers. The total value of tbe wo °l at tbe price sold is approxi mately $364,182. Following is the list of shippers: Andrew Little, pounds VanDeusen Bros. .. Walter Little . Sa m Little . Cruickshank & Son In addition to the above the Van Deusen Bros, have sold since the 1st .660,000 .600,000 . 50,400 . 45,300 45,000 of January their entire wool crop of 1920 and 1921. Thursday night. Exalted Ruler H. J. I Johnson, assisted by a full corps of officers and a large delegation of privates, performed the ceremonies in Moose hall. The candidates numbered , ELKS INITIATE LARGE CLASS Thirty-one Given Degree—Gay Social Function Follows. Acting under a special dispensation from the grand lodge, Caldwell lodge of Elks initiated a class of 31 last three from Sweet, W. A. and Gilbert Talley and Owen Dix, and Lloyd Cox „^^**1*™™°™** ^ was £iven on Mam street, headed by the band and flowed by the candidate, attired in a variegated as sortment 0 f wear jng apparel, includ ing barrels, gunnysacks cut decolette from Montour. and full dress. During the business session that followed the initiatory exercises, John Ketchen was elected as a member of the board of trustees of CaIdwe11 lod * e Adjournment was taken at 9:30, 0 then followed until after mid - ni * ht 8 * ay * ocial baI1 ' participated in the 1 lid,es and the Eramett numbers of , , . served on the stafre dur,n * the entlre ! "f nin * !by ^ Crescent Club ladies, When th f banda of tbc elock P ointed 11 0 cIock ' al] reveIry ceased whiie the beautiful custom of paying tribute to their absent brothers was observed ! the order and ladies. Luncheon was 0n Wed nesday and were accompanied by thc band ' wbo P artici P ate " in th£ P arade in the afternoon. The band made a fine showing and received many compliments for their playing, . me " t,oned elsewhere) by a close ha J^ Just one be f ry less to the b ° X ' 6y Were ver> fine ' Saturday, June 24, 1922, is the last <bay for payment of the second in <« llm * nt of 1921 taxes, without pea y g_ q. ZACHMAN Tax Collector A large number of Emmett Elks at tended the state convention in Boise Big Strawberries. A. M. Rogers favored The Index today with a box of strawberries that for size beat those from Mrs. King mar NOTICE TAXPAYERS EMMETT CHERRY CROP SOLD FOR $45,200 Emmett Fruit Association Suc cessful Bidder for Entire Crop of Growers Assn. The Emmett Fruit Growers Asso ciation today closed a deal for the en tire crop of the Cherry Growers As sociation of Emmett, consisting of 27 carloads, at a cost of $45,200. The transaction was handled by Emil E. Dean, manager of the Fruit Associa tion. Owing to the splendid reputation the cherries grown in the Emmett country have acquired, the bidding of buyers was spirited and competition was keen. It was a prize worth work ing for. The Cherry Association sold the output of its members as a whole The quantity of each variety and the price paid for each are given be low: 8 cars Bings, lb... 12 cars Lamberts, lb. 4 cars Royal Anns, lb. ... 10 c 10 c .6MsC 3 cars Montmorerrcies, cwt. _$4.69 The above prices are net to the growers. The Bings and Lamberts will be packed in special fancy crates, 15 pounds to crate, and will be shipped to Eastern markets. The Royal Anns and Montmorencies (a sore cherry) will be shipped in bulk to the Libby, McNeil & Libby canning factory at The Dalles, Ore., for canning. One Becomes Citizen. Kenneth Calneron. a Scotchman, was granted naturalization papers by Judge Varian on Tuesday and is now full fledged American citizen. Mr. Cameron made a long journey to be present at this term of court. He engaged in stock raising on the Salmon river in Valley county and the trip here took three days. Last win ter he came here for the same pur pose, after a toilsome journey through deep snow, but arrived a day lati court had adjourned. John Doherty, Irish of course, was also an applicant for citizenship, but his case was taken under advisement until June 26 to consider a technical point raised. Mr. Doherty took out his first papers in Boston, Mass., and government officials who reviewed his final application, raised the point that the court here therefore had no juris diction. If Judge Varian decides ad versely against Doherty, it will be necessary for him to start all over again. There are no other objections to his application aside from the one noted above. Was Boise Basin Resident. Captain A. W. Stevens, whose ex ploit in dropping from an airplane miles in a parachute was told in Wed nesday's dispatches, is well known in the Boise Basin and in Garden valley. He is a brother of Senator R. E. Whitten of the Grimes Pass power plant, and was superintendent of the electrical plant for the Boston and Idaho Dredging Co. He enlisted in •the aviation service from Idaho in 1917, and was a photographer in the service. Young Stevens was noted as daredevil by residents of the Grimes Pass section. One instance is cited, which illustrates that characteristic. He purchased using it on the South Fork of the a canoe and after Payette for a short time, announced his intention of going over the dam in it. And he did, without any mis hap. He was educated in electrical engineering by a philanthropic old gentleman in the East, who took a fancy to him, and in appreciation young Whitten changed his name to that of his benefactor, a Mr. Stevens. Strawberries and Eggs. Mrs. E. O. Bosteder, who recently moved to town from the ranch, i s specializing in whoppings big straw berries and eggs. A box of strawber ries presented The Index this week needed only 33 to fill it full, and a hen's egg that accompanied the ber ries measures 6% by 8 inches. Wonderful Peonies. On account of their beauty and fragrance, peonies are becoming popu lar flowering plants in Emmett gar dens. A beautiful sight is the plants in Mrs. Sam Riggs yard. The flowers pure white, quite large and fragrant as to permeate the neighbor hood. are Now is the time to subscribe.