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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, AUGUST 24, 1922.
TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR.
NO. 47.
$25,000 BOND ISSUE
FOR BRIDGES
County Commissioners Call for
Election to Approve Bonds
to Repair Bridges
A bond issue of $25,000 is to be
submitted to the voters of Gem Coun
ty on September 16th, the proceeds of
which are to be used to build and re
pair the bridges of Gem County.
Such was decided at an adjourned
meeting of the County commissioners
held Monday at the court house, when
an election was called for September
16th, at which time the question will
be submitted to the voters. If the
bond issue carries it means that
$25,000 will «be expended to build
new bridges across the Seven Mile
slough at Letha and Vanderdasson
and at Ola and the bridges across the
Payette river at Letha and Emmett
repaired.
In fixing the bond issue at $25,000
the board of commissioners practically
accepted the report of R. J. Newell
of Ola, a bridge expert who has made
a complete investigation of the
bridges.
Mr. Newell's report estimates the
cost of the bridges as follows:
Seven-Mile Slough, Letha
Seven-Mile Slough, Vanderdas
son ...—.
Ola .
Letha river bridge.
Emmett .:..
$ 1,460
1,085
3,200
13,945
3,480
$23,160
Total
The estimate of the bridge across
the river at Letha includes changing
the course of the river back to the old
bed, the building of dykes to protect
the banks and the building of ap
proaches to the bridge that now stands
in the middle of the river.
Improvements to be made on the
Emmett bridge include replacing
some rotten timbers, tightening of
draw bars, etc., with which it is thot
the present bridge will last for sev
eral years.
The complete notice of election is
published elsewhere in this paper.
Iowa Picnic Here
*
At the third annual picnic of Iowa
people held at Weiser yesterday, it
was unanimously voted to hold next
year's picnic at Emmett. Over ten
auto loads of former Iowa people
from Emmett attended the picnic at
which about 500j people were in at
tendance. Col. James Barnard ex
tended the invitation on behalf of the
Emmett people, and after promising
them all the watermelon they wanted,
the invitation was accepted. Jas.
Barnard was elected president of the
association; Montie Reed, vice presi
dent; T. C. Barringer, treasurer and
Miss Katherine Mann, secretary.
BORN
To Mr. and Mrs. William Renner
on August 20th a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stanley on
August 18th a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gus Elmquist on
August 18th a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McConnell of
Round Valley were transacting busi
ness in Emmett this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Woods of Horse
shoe Bend were Emmett visitors the
first of the week.
O. S. L. Files Suit
The O. S. L. railroad has filed suit
in the probate court of Gem county
tq. have refunded the sum of $23.37,
paid as taxes by them in June. The
tax was for the purpose of having the
Albion state normal moved to Burley,
which was declared to be unconsti
tutional by the supreme court,
the time of paying the tax the Short
Line paid it under protest, awaiting
the decision of the supreme court. The
railroad company has brought a simi
liar suit in thirty-three counties in
the state.
At
Samuels Speaks at Picnic.
The Progressive party are holding
a picnic at Dewey's Grove today with
a large crowd in attendance. H. F.
Samuels, Progressive candidate for
governor, is the principal speaker of
the day.
Opens Dental Office
Dr Frederick P. Whitse.ll will open
his dental office in Room 17, Bank of
Emmett building on, Saturday, Aug.
26th and invites the public to call and
inspect the latest equipment and
methods used in dental work. He is
a graduate of the School of Dentristy
at the University of Iowa.
EMMETT MAN
stateticket
J. W. Tyler Chosen State Treasurer
on Democratic Ticket
J. W. Tyler of Emmett was chosen
state treasurer on the Democratic
ticket by acclamation at the conven
tion held at Hailey on Tuesday. Mr.
Tyler has been one of the leaders of
the Democratic party for years, he
was Gem County's representative in
the house for two terms, where he dis
tinguished himself and is a candidate
for assessor of Gem County, from
which he will probably resign on his
return from Hailey.
Mr. Tyler is Gem County's only re
presen a ive on t e sta e ic e s,, an
is especia y competent to i t e o
ice e see s.
Democrat I
First district Genrxre W '
Water? Weiser
Congress Second district_ W P
Whitaker Pocatello '
c. vo ,.'r _Mnses Alexander Boise
Lieutenant governor—E. Thompson!
Idaho Falls
Justice of'the supreme court—jlohn
C Rice Caldwell
«torrctnrv of state _Ren R Grav
Hadev* V
Treasurer—J W Tyler Emmett.
Auditor—Howard Snell,' Nampa.
Attorney Generai-Lester Harri
Mine Inspector—William Snow,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
" tta ÏS PerCe '
ReV '
The state tickets are as follows:
Republican
Congress, First district,—Burton L.
French, Moscow.
Congress, Second district—Addison
T. Smith, Twin Falls.
Governor—Charles C. Moore, St.
Anthony.
Lieutenant Governor— H. C. Bal
dridge, Parma.
Secretary of State—Capt. F. A.
Jeter, Coeur d'Alene.
Justice of the Supreme Court—
William E. Lee, Moscow.
State Treasurer—Capt. Dan
Banks, Caldwell.
State Auditor—Ed G. Gallet,, Po
catello.
Attorney General—Capt. A. H.
Couner, Sandpoint.
Supt. of Public Instruction—Mar
garet Sweet, Idaho County.
Mine Inspector.—Stewart Campbell,
Hailey. j
;
F.
Congressman—Second district Dowj
Dunning of Ada county.
Governor— H. F. Samuels of Bonner
coun ty
Lieutenant Governor—A. B. Lucas
of Jerome countv
"secretary of State—E. A. Dow of
Bingham county.
Congressman First district—Dow
Canyon county.'
Attorney General—A. H. Wilkie of
Rrmnevillp countv
«state turlitnr ' C C Rlake of Bing
ham county .
State Superintendent of Public In
cm.n C tv° n 0 5
Atinino- Tn^nprtor_Edward
Schward of Ad? count!
Member of State Supreme Court—
O. E. Hall of Bannock county.
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T'r'T>C , T , '\7'
ORGANIZE JijKhljY
The organization meeting of the
Gem County Jersey Bull Association'
will be held in Emmett at the Com
mercial Club rooms on Wednesday,
August 3rd, at eight p. m. The dairy
farmers that have signed up cows in
theA TT n an t d t f h ° t S h e d *!7 St i e n d
the development of the dairy in
dustry in Gem County are urged to
be present at this meeting.
There is a great need for increasing
the production of the dairy cows in
this section. This can best be brought
about through the use of bulls back
ed by good production. The Iowa '
State College conducted a demonstra-j
ti°n m which they selected a scrub
cow which gave 3,875 lbs. of milk
and 193 lbs. of butterfat. Her daugh- ■
ter, which was sired by a good bull,
made an average yearly production
of 6,956 lbs. of milk and 266 lbs 01
butterfat. Her daughter in turn,
which was also sired by a good pure
bred bull, made an average yearly pro
duction of 12,808 lbs. of milk and 483
lbs. of butter fat. Thus in two gen
erations the milk production was in
creased 8,929 lbs. and butterfat 290
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ASSOCIATION
Farm Bureau is Aid in Better Dairy
Stock for Gem County
in
The average cow in Gem County is
producing less butterfat than the
scrub cow used in this demonstration.
Let's get behind the good bull cam
paign and double the production of
our dairy herds.
OiNT^QHERS FOR SCHOOL
| ANNOUNCED
School Will Open September 5th
With a Corps of Thirty
Teachers.
School will open September 5th,
with a corps of thirty teachers, with
the probability that more will have
to be secured to take care of an in
creased enrollment in the schools of
the district. While the school census
has not been completed yet, indica
tions are that there will be in the
neighborhood of 250 pupils in the
high sc hool an d a greatly increased
number in the grades.
Only one teacher will be employed
at the Lincoln school in place of two,
as in former years, owing to the de
crease in attendance, only 31 pupils
finishing the year last term. Two
teachers have not been selected yet,
on for the sixth grade and one for the
The list of teachers is as fol
History—Mrs. Edna E. Anderson,
Luella
Mrs. Crawford
Reviews—Miss
Grades
Eighth Grade—Mrs. Sarah G.
Blaekler, Mrs. Margaret Joice, H. W.
Heighten.
Seventh Grade—Miss Anna E.
Wagner, Miss Hazel Harlan.
Sixth Grade— Mrs. Vivian Gray
Fifth Grade—Miss Alta Meyers
F ° ur t, b Grade-Mrs. Pearl K. Wo
mack, Miss Clara Peterson
Third Grade—Miss Maude Burt,
Miss Anna Roberts, Miss Elizabeth
Mclntire
S ? < L°" d ,
Burkhard, ^Mi^Blanche Myers
Miss Jean ^klin^
Mrs - ^S^hool
Mrs. -SIT 1
Miss Mildrew Miles
fifth,
lows :
High School
Latin—Mrs. Myrel Maxfield
Miss Claire G. Ruane
English—Crawford Brubaker
Modem Language—Miss
Christianson.
Science—Lawerence McKay
Agriculture— C. E. Roberts
Home Economic
Brubaker.
Mathematics and
Wilma Miles
Katherine
Nell Gaffin,
The Public Schools of Emmett will
open at 9-00 a m Tuesday, Sept. 5,
Lessons win be assigned and recita
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tlons begln at once ' A11 chlldren who
come within the age limit of the com
pulsory school law, should enroll.
Permits of exemption will be issued
. „ , ded jn f it harvest
to all w ho are needed in iruit narvest.
The names of all children who were
| in the grades at the close of last term
May 19, will be on class rolls in the
.hands of the teachers. Such chlldren
1 Emitted by the teachers on
the first day.
1 All children who were not in school
at the dose of the term will be given
; . .
SSS ^ nmentS s m su P €rlnten "
dent's office on Friday, Sept. 1, be-;
ginning at 8:30 a. m. and continuing
until 12:00. Beginners will be receiv-'
r ..|. „ . .
„„ ,6 C. „ w~l
be eligible to admission.
Preiimiii "Titration in the
High School* and sale of books will be
on Thursday, Aug. 31 as follow:—
9.op a m . Seniors,
10:00 a.m. Juniors,
11:00 a. m. Sophomores,
1;3 o p . m . Freshmen.
Studends should come prepared to
cas h for books.
School Notes
ed at this time.
pay
~ T-T*-."
Workman Struck by Ax.
Mike Spinnich, a workman employ
ed by the Boise Payette Lumber com
paIly in the woods near Cascade, near
] y l ost his life last week through a,
peculiar accident. Spinnich had built
a ] 0 g chute for the company and had
' ] e ft a keen bladed ax in the structure
The first log sent down struck the
ax , the blade striking Spinnich in the
temple and cutting the artery. The
■ f act that Dr. Rutledge of Cascade
happened to be within reach was the
only thing that saved his life, as ef
forts of bystanders to compress the
artery had proved futile and the man
was fast bleeding to death when the
physician arrived. Five stitches were
required to close the wound, and :
Spinnich is now on the way to recov
ery, although still extremely weak. j
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school Election :
A school election will be held at
the City hall September 5, for the
purpose of electing three school trus-j
tees, to succeed Mrs. G. B. Mains.'
j.™, K,«„ ..X C. I—
present trustees, whose terms expire. 1
ADVENTURES OF "TOM
AND ME."
Johnson Creek Full of Trout and
Woods Fairly Alive
With Deer
from a fourKjay fishing expedition to
Johnson creek 14 miles from here. We
Drake's Lodge at Knox, Monday
night—"Tom and Me" are just back
had great sport, and made a big catch
of rainbows. The beauty of the fish
\ ing ia that the trout will rise for a
fly, making the sport really worth
while. Just as we were breaking
camp, Guy Mains and Larry Phelan
. rode up on horseback with three sal
mon they had shot about 10 miles far
1 ther down stream. One of them
weighed 35 pounds. Salmon are run
i ning now and trout are forgotten.
; Guy and Larry say they found a
school of about thirty-five. Guy
chased 'em on horseback and attempt
ed to rope them, but their horns were
^ ,
; too sm^ll to hold the rope, so he used
i The trip was made in the mail wag
on, over one of the roughest roads we
have ever rode over. Dan Drake has
the contract to deliver the mail to
Yellow Pine. In the winter time he
uses dog sled as the snow is from
six to 14 feet deep. Going north
from the Cabin Creek summit, many
of the pine trees along the road are
girdled about 10 feet from the ground.
This, we were told by "Hank," the
stage «Hiver, was done by porcupines
iast winter, standing on the snow,
while ëating the bark.
Our camp was made about half a
mile above Burnt Log Creek. Every
night we kept awake by varmints of
some kind who held high carnival
inside and outside the tent. Guy
Mains says they were flying squirrels,
Tom guessed they were bears and Ij
just knew they were mountain lions.:
Whatever they were, they certainly
had the time of their young lives,
Their first stunt was to turn the roof
: a gun.
j n t 0 a toboggan slide; then they turn
ed it into a jazz dance that would !
ma ke the Emmett band look like a j
Sunday school picnic. At times they
would rush into the tent and grab a
lock of Tom's hair with which to line
their nests. One, that I guessed was
a big wood rat, had a surprise when
he ran across my face and got his
my
feet filled full of splinters from my
stubby beard. The pesky things were
into everything, but when they tackl
ed the "hop-toad" they danced the
hornpipe like a pack of drunken sail-,
° rs ' ^ were S0 J r J when we left
they bid us good-bye with tears
-
streaming down their faces.
; Then there are other noises which
one heara ^ where the mountain
1 strearas dash over boulders and the
[ pmes whisper their secrets—noises
tnat 0 ne hears only at night. Wak
ing up during the night, Johnson
j blowing through "he ehn^t
homet bearirl g in its wake a storm!
an( j unconsciously we were about to
arise to close the windows; at other
times it sounded as if the wagons of
; a . c ' rcus w " e along in the
distance. Then there is the peculiar
« noise that th£ wind makes when it
blows through the branches of the
pine trees, and which doubtless sug
jested "the whisp«?ring pines." They
are noises so harmonious as to lull
" • l " b " "■ ïiÜÏÏ* ,h ™'
! That you may judge how good the
fishing is, let me tell you that Tom
£>^ ^jVfLfth.?
hung them on the branches of trees
and picked them off at his leisure—
as one would pick prunes or peaches
at bome
Friday night Johnson was the scene
of a brilliant electric storm, accom-1
panied by a heavy rain. Such thun
experienced 'sfnœ hiring 1 Kansas. The
f orest rangers had a busy 24 hours
following. Many fires were started,
but the fire watch is so systematic
; a " d ol/bie d^aTpin?
was s t rU ck and rended from tip
t0 rooti sp ij n ters 0 f wood flying in
every direction. Loren Wellman, w h"
>s ranger at Trout Creek station, says
J ^.lKd^hf was^a pfetty
man for a few hours ,
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Bill Basye with a most beautiful
C ™/ ht %onteToY'p?»l to
E £ m ett in the morn j ng . "Bill" has ;
been employed by the forest service '
to build "lookouts" and «'»b 1 ns
Cabin Creek tummit and Blue roi. nt,
hirin' const^ctMAg^on°ihe new.
roa( j w hi c h the forest service is build
ing to Yellow Pine and make possible |
f° r autombiles to travel the entire J
distance The road is being built in j
sections this year, the worst stretches
being constructed first Two more,
yea rs will be required te complet» the
program. j
|
^ b ' s roa «i W 'U open up to automo-i{
t h e game fish and big game will be
I
!
ex-gov.
to speak
HAWLEY
Will
Address Pioneers at Picnic
Sunday Aug. 27th
Ex-Gov. James H. Hawley will be
the principal speaker at the Pioneer
picnic to be given at Dewey's Grove
next Sunday. The picnic is given by
the Payette River Pioneer Associa
tion, and they hope to make it an an
nual affair.
In the notice issued by the com
mittee in charge of the picnic any per
j son who came to Idaho prior to 1891,
! their family and children and family
are cordially invited to the picnic,
All are to bring well filled bask«
for the big dinner at 12 o'clock noon,
It will be a typical pioneer gather
ing with many visitors from all parts
of the state, and one that no pioneer
can afford to miss. A good program
, will be given shortly after the dinner,
; including the address by Ex-Gov.
Hawley.
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1 pushed farther back. Othe#roads in
. the fo ^ est service s program will fol
low and soon the greatest trout steams
and decr hunting groun ds will be de
i pleted unless the state game depart
ment greatly enlarges its facilities
for hatching fish and more carefully
protects the big game. Today there
is scarcely a trout stream in the state
that is not depleted by the
first of August,
there is roaming
great big game district a bunch
of men from distant states and from
50 to 100 hunting dogB, striking ter
ror into the deer and elk, and driving
them back where few Idaho sports
men, who pay the taxes to keep up
the-game department, can afford to
travel to reach them. It is a big job
the game department has before it to
meet the rapidly changing conditions,
aid the sportsmen of Idaho hope and
expect the task will be faithfully and
efficiently performed.
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ÿfr* and Mrs. J. P. Dion, Mrs. wal
1er Erhard and Father Dwyer who ar
rived here Wednesday of last week,
had a narrow escape from serious ac
Today, also,
through this
cidcnt while descending the Big Creek
summit. While passing an automo
bile met on the hill, Mr. Dion turned
his car too near the edge of the newly
made road and the rear wheel's
slipped over the edge of the
grade in the loose gravel. The car
was quickly stopDed and after two
hours' work was gotten back into the
was gotten
x «jail without damage to the car or the
occupants.
i Three Emmett boys are working at
Yellow Pine, according to Bill Bayse.
They are Lem Wilson, Lon Sorenson
and John Little
And talking about Bill Bayse, we
; learned today that he was the archi
I tect and builder of Drake's Lodge. It
was a big job to put the big logs in
place and give it a symmetrical ap
pearance, but he did his work well,
as usual.
Miss Ann Clemens of Caldwell and
Tolles of
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o clock at
the home of Miss Clemens'. The cere
mony was performed by the bride's
father the Rev. David Clemens, the
double ring service being used. Only
the immediate relatives and friends
were preS ent for the ceremony.
and Mrs. Tolies will make their home
; n Meridan where Mri Tolles will
teac h j n the Meridian high school the
: y..« »"• M. «■
and raised in Caldwell and is a grad
uate of the high school, and the Col
he''*** " Idah °' C ' aSS " 1921 ' The
. , . M
Arts in the local high school. Mr.
Tolles is also a graduate of the Col
MARRIED
.•ere married
Mr.
1
year she taught English and domestic
lege of Idaho, class of 1921.
the establishment of a great cottage
colony on 100 acres of land in Flori
day wa3 announced Sunday at the
open j n g. 0 f t h e thirty-fourth internat
ional convention of the Loyal Order
of Moose at Mooseheart, III. The site
will be about 14 miles south of Jack
i sonville, Fla. Under the present plans
rdi ' to R odn ev R Brandon su
preme secretary of the order, the com
, munitv will be entirely self-suppoA
| in „ t h e belief being that old people
can ukg c(jre q{ thems<dves witho ut
.charity if properly organized and
given the opportunity. An appropri
tion of $100,000 a year will be used to
oiri^. ;t> a( . cording to the announce _
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Youthful Rider Injured,
Billy, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Patterson of Cascade,
tempting to ride a yearling colt Fn
day of last week at the Patterson
ranch in Long Valley. He was taken
0 ç ascadc where the fractures were
W»*«, -
predicted.
Moose Plan Novel Colony.
A unique plan for helping elderly
people to care for themselves through
broke his right arm above the wrist
and dislocated the elbow while at
recovery is
COLD STORAGE FOR
APPLES
Emmett Ice Co. Completing Re
frigeration Plant—Capacity
Twentyfive Carloads
The Emmett Ice Company is busy
completing the cold storage depart
ment in their big ice plant, which will
cost in the neighborhood of $10,000.
When completed the storage depart
ment will consist of a meat chilling
room, a sharp freezer for freezing
meats, a merchandise room for the
storage of perishable merchandise
and the cold storage room, with a
capacity for about 25 carloads.
Dr. A. N. Gaebler has leased the
entire cold storage room and will
use it this fall for the storage of a
large portion of his apple crop from
his orchads on the bench. The room
has a capacity of from 20,000 to 30,
000 boxes of apples.
Other Fruit Notes
Usually the peach crop has ripened
been packed and shipped away before
the prunes are ready for market, but
this year things will be different ow
ing to the backward season this
spring. The packing houses will pro
bably start packing prunes first and
when the peaches start the prune
harvest will be on in full blast. This
will raise havoc, a3 usually the pack
ing houses are crowded to capacity
to take care of the normal prune crop.
While most of the peaches will be
pecked on the farms, loading and
shipping facilities will be crowded
with both crops.
J. R. Fields has leased the pack
ing house belonging to the Co-op Ex
change, on the rear of their pro
perty and will pack the produce of his
orchards at that place. Packing at
all the houses will start about Sept.5.
Guy B. Dayton will manage the
New Plymouth Packing house again
this year and has opened up the
packing house with Will Reed of
Boise in charge.
the body was laid to rest m Riverside
cemetery. Bishop Geo. F. Smith w
" **** " ** fUnera ' SerViCeS ' ^
Emmett grapes were placed on the
Boise market Tuesday and opened at
prices ranging from 15 cents a pound
to 75 cents a basket. They were of
the Concord variety.
Twin cantaloupes were the latest
addition of curios at the Index win
dow this week. They were raised on
the McDowell and Earlywine ranch.
Mr. Earlywine states that the canta
loupes are so large this year that it
is impossible to pack them in crates.
F. W. Reed also added to the collec
tion a vegetable known as the vine
peach. It is about the size, color and
shape of a lemon and is said to be
fine as perserves and pies.
DIED
William Bills died Monday at his
home on the bench of heart trouble.
Funeral services were held this af
ternoon from the L. D. S. church and
1 Bills fa
ily had recently moved here
from Idaho Falls and were living on
the Casper Schlund place. Mr. Bills
was 45 years of age and the son of a
former bishop of the Nampa L. D. S.
church. He is survived by a wife and
six children.
News was received this week of the
death of F. C. Daniels, at the home
of his son at Sheridan, Ore., on Satur
day, age 84 years. Mr. Daniels was
the grandfather of Miss Frances and
Glenn Campbell, and was a former
resident of Emmett, having at one
time owned the ranch now belonging
to Geo. Coulsrn.
Landlocked Salmon at Lakes
Six cans of rainbow trout from the
government hatchery at Bozeman,
Mont., and 5000 landlocked salmon
were received at McCall for planting
in the Payette Lakes on Friday. The
eyed landlocked salmon eggs were se
cured from a hatchery in Maine and
hatched at the Hay Spur state hatch
ery. Deputy game warden J. B. Wel
ker will come up with the fish car and
assist in the planting.—Payette Lake
Star.
The Rev. H. M. Shirk, pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Bellevue, Ida
ho, will preach in the Presbyterian
church Sunday morning August 27th.
Regular Sunday school service at 10
A. M. Preaching service at 11 a. m.
Everyone is asked to be present at
that time.

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