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Official Paper Official Paper of of Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO b TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. EMMETT. GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1922. NO. 45. DAM TO COST $160,000 MORE Fault in Bed of River Causes Change in Type of Dam and Higher Expenditure "The estimate of the cost of the Black Canyon dam, made by Engineer Wylie, and which the reclamation ser vice adopted, will have to be increased 15 to 20 per cent,' director of the United States reclama tion service, informed an audience of business men and farmers at a meet ing held Wednesday afternoon in Commercial club rooms. The increased cost is due to sev eral causes, Mr. Davis said. One is that the bed of the river at the dam site is not solid rock formation as expected, and it will be necessary to excavate for the foundation of the dam at least 50 feet in some places. This necessitates a change in the ■ < A. P. Davis, Ï of dam, substituting what is known as a "gravity" dam for the "arch" type. Another reason is that the gra vel bed below the damsite, from which it was expected to secure an abund ant supply of gravel, does not meas ure up to the government specifica tions, being of a disintegrated char acter and containing too much dirt A. new source of supply must be found ar.d the added expense depends upon whether or not it can be found near the railroad. If a fairly accessible bed cannot be found, it will be neces sary to use crushed rock. These and ether unforeseen disclosures made by government officials have added large additional expense to the origi nal estimate of $800,000 made by En gineer Wylie. The gravity type of dam, as now planned at Black Canyon, is so called because it depends upon weight suf ficient to resist the pressure of water, and is similar to the Arrow Rock dam. The Emmett dam will differ from the Arrow Rock dam in that in stead of being of continuous circular form, the arch will be made up of a series of flat sided sections. This construction is deemed necessary in order to permit of disappearing gates being used on the upper side. a Complete in 1924 being used on the upper side. There will be a passageway thru the wall of the dam from one side to the other where the machinery for open ing and closing the water gates will be located. Mr. Davis stated that it is fully ex pected and planned to have the dam completed by the opening of the irri gation season of 1924. Owing to lateness of the season, no attempt be made to build the dam proper Instead, the abutments on each year. bank of the river will be constructed, and also the spillway. Next summer, when the water is at low stage, dam itself will be built by closing gap. Appreciate Co-operation. Accompanying Mr. Davis on this trip of inspection is F. E. Weymouth, chief engineer of the U. S. R. whose headquarters are in Denver. They were joined in Boise by Project Manager Bond, and at Emmett Walter Ward, engineer in charge the work here and Mr. Savage, de All of them made signing engineer, short talks. Mr. Ward spoke appre ciatingly of the co-operation shown by Emmett business men, especially in the securing of right of ways for roads and transmission lines. Super intendent MacLean of the Emmett Ir „ rigation District expressed the ap preciation of the district in the gov ernment's favorable action on the dam project and the energetic action now being manifested in the undertaking. Things Shaping Up. Good progress is being made in road building and 50 head of stock are on the job. Holes for the poles of the transmission line are being dug and the work of setting the poles will be in progress within a few days. The office building will be completed by Saturday night. The mess hall, bunk house and other buildings are well under way- and within the next five or six days quite an additional force of men will be employed, housing quarters are completed, few laborers outside of local residents who can live at home are being hired. Diamond Drill Coming. A complete diamond drilling out fit has been ordered from Island Park, near Yellowstone Park, and is expect ed here in a few days. When that ar Until rives definite data as to the formation of the bed of the river will be secur ed. About the middle of next week, the employment of men will begin ill earnest and will continue until a full crew has been secured. Laborers are being paid 40 cents per hour, and car penters $5.50 per day. Pioneer Farm Home Burns. The destruction by fire last week of the Jay Freeman farm residence on the river between Emmett and the Black Canyon, removes one of the landmarks of this section. The orig inal house was built nearly half a century ago. Additions have been built from time to time, but the ori ginal structure still remained. It has been the property of Mr. Freeman until a couple of years ago, when it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Free man's son-in-law, Ed Botkin, cause of the fire is not known. Only a few pieces of furniture and cloth ing were saved. The loss is estimated at $4000, with insurance of $800. Mr. and Mrs. Botkin were camping out at Lowman at the time and Mr. and Mrs. Freeman were living on the place during the Botkins' absence. The MELONS BEGIN TO MOVE ! First Carload Shipment Goes Out Sat urday for Southern Idaho. The first carload shipment of wa termelons this season left Emmett Saturday and were from the Ober meyer farms. This is the advance guard of an estimated yield of 100 carloads by this firm. Cantaloupes also are being shipped in car lots' by the Obermeyers. Large ship ments to neighboring towns by trucks are being made by smaller growers. I G. K. McProud, who specializes in "Strawberry" muskmelons, made his usual annual contribution to The In- i dex's larder by bringing in a sample weighing 13 pounds. This variety is of especially delicious flavor and the meat is of fine texture. It is a de iicacv that is mighty pleasing to the j I . L Index folks this week with a big wa termelon from his patch that sure hit J. S. Holman added to The Index's palate. Charlie Hanson remembered The the spot. John Hickman of the Bramwell section did likewise. exhibit of garden products by bring ing in a big beet—big enough to make a couple of jars of pickles. j I ! ties will be held Tuesday of next County Conventions. The county conventions of all par A deal was closed the latter part of last week, whereby Charles L. Martin becomes the owner of the Cash Grocery, and took charge Mon day. W. L. Nicol, former owner, tires to devote his time to his ranch a resident „f Emmett sine, . bo,. H an announcement printed elsewhere in thil issue he invites the patronage of the public and says. Every day of, every week will be "special day" at the Cash Grocery. Charlie's host of friends wish him the fullest measure week, convening at noon, according to law, to elect delegates to the state conventions which will meet August 22 . Buys Cash Grocery. interests. Mr. Martin has been Effective Advertising. Walter Stone has had printed fold ers advertising ' 'Squaw Butte Or-j chards" prunes, and it is "good stufF' and should get results. The folders,' which are to be distributed in the ter ritory where Squaw Butte Orchards' prunes are sold, emphasize the de sirability of prunes for canning. "Are you canning 100 jars of fruit this year?" the folders ask, and then of success. suggests "If so, you should have at least 25 jars of Idaho fresh prunes," and tells the reasons. A number of recipes for canning, jam, conserve and jelly are given. Illustrations of a to*, nf _ At -i jar of canned prunes and a fac-simile crate of the fresh fruit from the ! Squaw- Butte Orchards embellish the ; j ■ i ! ed only once before in 40 years, and | that particular time there was only a sprinkle. This information comes : .... reliable j pages. Unusual Rain. Last week's rain was unusual in that a rainfall in August has happen from Jonathan Moulton, weather oracle of this section, who has kept an accurate record during his long residence in Idaho. • OFFICIAL COUNT MAKES NO CHANGES County Board Canvass Returns and Nominations Reported Last Week Stand. The board of county commissioners on Monday completed the canvass of the votes cast in the primary election held last w-eek and their report co incides with the results published by The Index. The two missing pre cincts, Ola and Gross, did not change the list of successful candidates, only the totals. Ola gave Brown 1 vote, Mathieson 3 and Noland 12 for sher Gross seems to have ignored the election entirely, as not a single The total number of votes cast in all precincts was 833. The vote two years ago in the general election totaled 2297, for governor. iff. vote is reported. The Republicans cast 446, the Democrats 323 and the Progressives 64. total vote for each party by precincts follows: The Rep. Dem. Pro. Gross Oia Sweet Montour . Pearl . N. Emmett. S. Emmett West Emmett 12 5 ... 20 23 ... 32 20 ... 5 .... .24 .61 45 16 ...153 91 6 .. ..91 87 10 . 7 11 17 —.28 17 5 .18 19 10 Bench Hanna Bramwell Total The total vote received by each can didate on each ticket follows: Republican Party. .446 323 64 Senator— John E. VanDeusen Representativ J. R. Field 354 District Judges_ Bertram S. Varian . John J. Plowhead . Commissioner (First District)— Edwin L. Newell . 308 ...... 3 J 6 328 255 151 Commissioner (Second District j Howard Harper .. Commissioner (Third District)— Edwin Allen . . William L. Norwood . Clerk District Court— Eli Lanktree .... Prosecuting Attorney— Geo. C. Huebener —. Sheriff— Walter M. Brown . George Matheson . Lynn M. Noland .. Treasurer_ H. Haylor ._. _.217 jgy .— 334 _56 " 174 112 373 348 149 Probate Judg CountyVupeHntendent^ Sarah G. Blackler . County Assessor— J. S. Burdell . Coroner— 348 .371 Senator— Guy B. Dayton .—.235 ^Wal 152, District Judges- _ ! £d Bryan . 2351 1 --El:. 6 re-T j" t!° j'oTn'es .129 ' Commissioner (Second District)— ! William Womack ... îïîfZ clerk District Court_ : Geo. F. Church . Bartlet McCool . Pr ° S p CU pJ^ Attorney sheriff_ C. C. Atkins . Surveyor— Geo. W. Knowles . .45 Democratic Party 248 173 _260 148 -..184 718 Boise G. Riggs, Jr. i Treasurer— S. O. Zachman . i Pr £ b U? Judge— ! (j^J* Superintendent— Martha K. Mains . : Assessor— Tyler ^'j^L^Reynolds j Survey R. J. Newell _ Senator— .279 111 —1011 -64 gg _62 —48 55 j 23 .144 _240 or Progressive Party. J. Loe Reed . Re ,^ re || nt ^ tiv ) f]~~ j District Judg A. L. Anderson . Commissioner (First District) . v ietor Sheldrew .... .. Commissioner (Second District)— Charles Cantrall Commissioner (Third District) James Strang __ Clerk District Court— R. J. Kraus .... Prosecuting Attorney— R. B. Ayers .... Sheriff— James Barnard ..... Treasurer— Mrs. Ancy Sullivan . County Superintendent— Martha Lathrop .. Assessor— Leslie Mills . 6 .53 .37 .18 _48 53 Buy your water bags at Golden Rule Store, priced 98c and $1.19. PREDICT DIG DAIRY DEVELOPMENT Eastern Dairy Experts Look to Idaho to Supply Dairy Pro ducts for Nation. farmers and business men. headcci by County Agent W'illiams, journeyed to Nampa Monday to meet the party of dairy experts, manufacturers and Two automobile loads of Emmett capitalists from the East who are making a survey of the possibilities of Idaho as a dairy section, with a view of assisting in the development of the dairy industry of this state. The leader of the party is J. L. Kraft, wealthy cheese manufacturer and distributor of cheese of Chicago. The visit of the eastern experts is ex pected to have a two-fold object, one being the showing to Idaho of the possibilities of is own territory and the opportunity of intelligently stim business, population, and importance ulating a tremendous development in In fact, it is hinted that, as a direct result of this trip the establishment , soon of a chain of some 30 cheese ! factories in Idaho is a possibility. I The second object of the trip is the I gaining of direct information by the dairy experts and agricultural jour nals for use in eastern dairy districts. By using this information for the guidance of dairymen, they will ex pand their activities into the Idaho region, which, it is pointed out, can I support 30 times as many cows on a given acreage as the richest Wisoon j sin land. I Idaho is to be the center of supply I for dairy products in the United I States and its present possibilities are greater than any section of the i country, declared J. L. Kraft. ready to purchase 200,000,000 pounds ! of cheese from Idaho annually, be sides willing to estabish 30 cheese factories in the dairy section of the state," Mr. Kraft said, "as soon as ' producers come to the realization of "I am ; ; t . .... their many opportunities. Both Mr. Kraft and his associates, j besides those who are with him at this time, are urging bankers, farm ers and business men to take advan tage of the opportunity to make this state the center of the American ; dairy industry. "The country is demanding a great er amount of just the thing that Ida ho can give in quantities," he de dared, "and every possible resource is available in the state for unlimit ed production. "Leading dairy states of the union : have reached their limit of supply and others are decreasing in volume. Wis | consin can feed only about 10 cows per hundred acres of land, while in ; Idaho it is possible to feed three cows per acre ' The deveI °P ment of dair >" ,n * 18 the most vltal thlnfi - y° u have If you do this intelligently, Idaho I cltles ' wiU to man y times their I ^ e * , and ,f bankers do P art - : Idaho s banks will grow with tuem. i "Financing dairying is tne biggest j opportunity the bankers in Idaho have to f.eveiop business, adopt a broad policy and extend it If a bank I in any community will put up money I to r .jy 300 cows, in ! cheese will pay for them and each ! farmer who milks will have a bank i balance. They must . , (tjond sheep and cattle. year the one "The result of our advertising cam- paigns and salesmanship have ] brought a much higher market to the ! farmers. Co-operative companies are the best producing companies in the igglworM but they are not salesmen and cannot develop a market. Better sales manship has made the farmers' co- operative producing societies money, j "The natural development of nat- ( -ral resources can make Idaho the : biggest dairy state in the Union. It j cannot fail if it lives up to its oppor tunity. In fact, I predict that Idaho dairy- products will soon be feeding ; the Orient, producing another great 1 market. : "Dairy products are the only thing j I know of that have never been below the cost of production since the arm 1 istice. This in itself is significant. "The thing for Idaho to do at this time is, first, to provide financing of farmers; second, to give widespread publicity to high-grade cattle, with the idea of building herds, and, third build cheese factories. They should be spread all over the intermountain district. composed I The Emmett party was of County Agent Williams. J. W. Ty ler, D. H. VanDeusen, Vern Miller, Howard Harper, C. L. Carnage, Guy Dayton, W. T. Crouch and J. P. Dion. At Nampa they were shown through the milk condensary and learned that 2 millions dollars is paid annually to farmers in the Nampa territory for dairy products. Marlins to California. Clint Martin, former newspaper man and fruit grower of Emmett, has moved to Modesto, Calif. After leaving Emmett, Mr. Martin bought several papers in Washington North Idaho, the last one at Craig mont. Selling out there, he became the district representative of circula tion and correspondence for Spokane Spokesman-Review at Lewis ton, Idaho. and the Houses Getting Scarce. The hunt for houses is on now and practically every vacant house in town or near by is either taken or spoken for. J. L. Steward, who could not find a suitable place to live in is building* a small house on the rear of his lots on First street and he and Mrs. Steward w'ill occupy it until he The building* will then be can build, used as a garage. X r/ x np A L ,r PTf 'TT -iIUUjIj I -Tv/xUi J. iVjHi TENETS Given Wife of Afflicted Member Timely Aid in Threshing. Exemplifying the fraternal princi ples of the order in a practical man ner, the members of the Moose lodge to the number of more than twenty appeared at the ranch home of Mrs. G. D. Amen Sunday and assisted A1 White and son, who donated the use of their threshing machine, in thresh ing the crop of grain raised this sea son on the Amen ranch. The wives of members also assisted by taking well filled baskets of eatables and serving them to the hungry workers. Mrs. Amen's husband a few months ago became afflicted by a mental trouble, caused by a long illness, and is now being treated at a state hospi Mrs. Amen has bravely kept 'ith tal. the little family together and, the kind assistance of neighbors and members of the Moose lodge, has raised a good crop of jyoduce and grain on the farm. Such kindly acts make this troubled old worlçl seem brighter and cheerier and exemplify the true principles of fraternalism. Increase Capital Stock. Zeke Sweet and W. H. Day, princi pal owners of the Old Liberty mine above Sweet, were in town Monday on their way home from Boise, where they had been to secure assays of ore from the Liberty, and to file notice of the increase of the capital stock from $250,000 at $1 per share to $250, 000 shafes of common stock at $1 and 300 shares of preferred stock at $100. The samples of ore assayed show of $712 per ton and both enthusiastic, h stock values gentlemen are quite Thev nrnnnse pnnnv to construct a tunnel at the lower level and develop the property so as to make it a producing mine. Former Emmett Boy Honored. The ( apital News of recent date contains the following reference to a former Emmett boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Knox who moved to Boise valley a year or two ago: '^ n the recommendation of Principal C. F. Dienst of the Boise high school, Har ry Knox of this city has been award ed the Gooding college cash scholar ship of $50, only one of which is grant ed to each high school in the state. Mr. Knox is a brother of Nellie Knox, who has spent the past four years at Gooding college, and who finished her liberal arts course with the class of 1922. In recommending Mr. Knox for this honor, Principal Dienst says: 'Harry Knox is a young man of high character and fine abilify. He made good in his studies in Boise high school and also in outside activities, He was on our track team and in the senior play. In brief, he carries with him the recommendation of our inti tution.' " To Mr. and Mrs. George Barigar, August 5, a daughter. 1 Births To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Norwood, August 9, a daughter. j I 1 The current issue of the Hardware j Review, published in Chicago, con-1 tains a half tone cut of a window 1 display of sporting goods in Mays Bros' store, made last fall, and high >y compliments the artistic effect. CITY MAY ENLARGE THE JAIL Addition to City Hall Will Be Necessary for Contem plated Improvements. The city council at their Monday night's meeting hail under considera tion the building of an addition to City Hall in order to increase the capaciy of the jail, to enlarge the council chamber and clerk's office and to make room for a vault to safe guard the city's records. Mayor Peterson presented the need of better and larger jail facilities. He stated that the building of the Black Canyon dam, with the attend an " demand for laborers, undoubtedly attract many hoboes and some undesirable characters. As the pres facilities consist of only one cell, he ur * ed that the cit y should prepare double cells. Then, too, he pointed ou * * be need °f a vau R for the pro tection of the records, and a larger council chamber and office room for the clerk would not be amiss. Perhaps the mayor is unduly alarm ed as to the future need of additional we don't know. The jail facilities council chamber and clerk's office is big enough for quite a while, but a fire proof vault for the records is cer tainly a necessity, Perhaps it would be a good idea to wait a few years until financial con ditions become easier and then build a real building. The present building is a poor affair and offers no oppor tunity for convenient arrangement or expansion to take care of steady growth. It seems a waste of money to add to a building that never will be suitable for the city's needs. The fire department needs larger quarters especially when a modern fire truck is added, which is a pressing need right now—more pressing than the enlarge ment of the jail faciliies, in fact. These things should be taken into con sidération. men Barbour and Polly was appointed to investigate and report at an early i A committee composed of Council date. E .1. D. PROCEEDINGS The attorney for the district advis ed that Tom Martin be allowed to clear the title to the land owned by the John Little "Estate", known as the J. M. Burlingham ranch, by pay ing the claims of the district against the land in question since 1915. It was ordered that upon the ad v,ce of the district's attorney the dis trict take a tax deed on all the lands within the Emmett Irrigation District on which there are tax sale certifi cates which are eligible to deed, and bring suit to quit title to the same when the attorney for the district deems it advisable. J. I. Guthrie and Karl L. Mann were named as a committee to see the Bank of Emmett in regard to the bond required by law to secure the treasurer's deposits, and to report at meeting to be held on August 15. Upon the a( jvice of the district's 1 attorney, that bave paid the 35 cents per acre spec where any persons ial toll levy or advanced money to pay any of the employes of the dis trict , that they shall be given credit on ^e secretary's ledger for a war rant which will apply on the 1922 23 maintenance pa (d out of money received by the treasurer on the delinquent assess m ents of 1921-22. . assessments or be Kicked by Mule. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Nicholas, ranchers near Box Springs on W ; IIow creek, brought their 6-year-old son Harry to town Tuesday to be treat ed for injuries received that mom ing when a mule colt kicked the boy in the forehead. A gash that requir ed four stitches and exposed skull bone was cut. The imprint of the mule's foot was marked on the the forehead. Harry is a brave little fellow and never even whimpered while the doctor was sewing up the wound. Tri-State Picnic Tomorrow. Everything is set for the Kansas Missouri-Iowa picnic to be held at Dewey grove tomorrow (Friday), Bring lunch baskets and knives, forks, plates, cups. etc. The big feed begins at noon and the program follows. It promises to be a joyful event.