The Emmett Index.
PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OP IDAHO
EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1922.
EMMETT PARTY IN AUTO
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
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
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
COURT HOUSE NEWS
District court was in session Mon
day and Tuesday, with Judge B. S.
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.
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,
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,
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
MONEY FOR 0. C. DAM
Reclamation Service Turns Ef-' i
forts to Secure Immediate
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
correspondent. The article follows:
"Urging an immediate allotment of
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.
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.
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,
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
ing was accidentally discharged.
Shot in Hand.
FUNDS ALLOTTED FOR
! Payette National Forest Given
$140,000 for Construction
of Roads and Trails.
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
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:
South Fork Payette Road ... $1,500.00
Knox-Deadwood Road .. 200.00
Clear Creek-Stanley Road ....$7,500.00
ThundeV Mtn. Road .
Yellow Pine Road
Squaw Creek Road
g p Trails
p enn Basin-Yellow Pine ....$53,000.00
Elk Creek road .
Deadwood Basin road
Caton Creek Train .
Pistol Creek Trail ......
Middle Fork-Salmon trail ...1,750.00
1 . 000.00
Anderson Creek Trail .
Indian Creek Trail .
Middle Fork Payette
River Trail .....
East Fork Trail
Bull Creek Trail ...
Scott Creek Trail .
Chilcoot Pass-Meadow Creek
1 , 000.00
Reeves Bar Trail
Marble Creek Trail __
E!k Creek-Penn Basin Trail
Sulphur Creek Trail .,
Squaw Creek Trail .. .
Forest Contingent .
One of the roads to be built thi«
.... 1 , 000.00
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.
summer will be that to Bear valley to
give transportation to the Deadwood
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
P __ !
, Seventy miles of new telephone
lines will be constructed this year
the forest service. Twenty miles of
line will be built into the West Moun
tain section, and the remainder in
SUES TO NULLIFY
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
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,
Clark, ss ....
Otkins, 3b ...
Clay, rf .
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
3 0 0 1 0
2 0 18 0
2 0 0 0
Erwin, c ...
34 1 4 27 2
Williams, c .
Wells, 3b. .._.
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
1, Boise 1; Three-baggers—Ashen
felter; Struck out, Boise 10; Aston 1,
Lockwood 8 .
.36 6 6 27 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.
Emmett ...0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1
Score by innings:
1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0—6
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.
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 , !
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™ '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
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- (
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.
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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.
tice of the death of Jack Shinn in
Seattle last week, from
The young man was a son of Mrs. E.
At the conference of the Nazarene
R. Shinn by a former marriage and
was adopted by his stepfather.
family left Emmett about eight years
Former Emmett Boy Die*.
Mrs. G. A. Warden has received no
EMMETT'S WOOL CROP
One and Half Million Pounds Be
ing Shipped Out to Boston
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
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
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
Thirty-one Given Degree—Gay Social
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
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
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
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
A. M. Rogers favored The Index
today with a box of strawberries that
for size beat those from Mrs. King
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
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
8 cars Bings, lb...
12 cars Lamberts, lb.
4 cars Royal Anns, lb. ...
3 cars Montmorerrcies, cwt. _$4.69
The above prices are net to the
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.,
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
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.
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.
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
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