The Emmett Index
PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VA|JJ5Y OF IDAHO
EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1922.
PRUNES AND PEACHES
COINS TO MARKET
Picking and Packing of Crop Re
ceiving Attention of Em
mett Fruit Growers.
The peach and prune crop of the
Emmett country is going to market.
The first car of prunes was shipped
out Saturday by the Earl Fruit com
pany and the prunes were grown in
the Warren Nelson orchard on the
Bramwell slope. Manager Smith be
lieves they were the finest car lot
shipment that ever left Emmett.
Eighty per cent of the crates were
packed 5x5. The Earl company has
35 prune packers and about a dozen
peaches, the output of W.
er's South Slope orchard.
The Fruit Growers Association is
packing both prunes and peaches,
though only a small force is engaged
packing prunes, as Manager Dean
does not think the prunes are ripe
enough yet. A large volume of
peaches is being handled. The pack
ing is being done in the orchards,
however, in bushel baskets, face and
The Gem Fruit Union,
packers, is also packing prunes
peathes. Up to last night they had
shipped out two carloads of prunes
and eight carloads of peaches.
J. R. Field is packing prunes and
peaches, mostly the product of his
own orchards. Walter Stone began
today to pack the prunes from his
Squaw Butte orchards, and the Ober
meyers are packing prunes and peach
They will have 20 cars of prunes
and 10 of peaches.
Picking and packing of the prunes
!.. the Dr. Gaebler orchard on the
bench will start tomorrow, according
to Supt. Elias Aston,
the crop at about 13 carloads.
The market is an unknown proposi
tion, and returns from the first ship
ments, are awaited with anxiety. A.
shipments awaited with anxiety.
M. Rogers, whose prune crop amounts
to about 60 tons, is not taking any
chances, but instead is installing a
drier, with a capacity of six tons a
day, and will dry all his fruit.
As giving an idea of the volume of
fruit shipped so far from Emmett in
carload lots, the business of the Em
mett Ice Co. is interesting.
pany has iced 140 fruit cars so far
this season. This does not include all
the cars sent out, as quite a number
iced at Nampa for potato shipments
from that and the Caldwell sections
were countermanded when the mar
ket went bad and transferred to Em
mett for fruit. The entire storage ca
pacity of the Ice Company has been
engaged and 25,000 boxes of apples
will be stored there.
The hail storm of last week, which
cut a narrow swath from southwest to
northeast, damaged a few orchards.
sufferer is Oscar
Weiss, whose prunes were ruined.
Every packing house is running
short handed, and 100 more packers
are needed. The school officials have
been asked to close the High school
for a week or so in order to release
the students and relieve the situation.
It should be done.
Chicken Dinner for
Disabled Service Men.
At the request of the U. S. Hospital
Service department of the Y. M. C. A.
of Boise the local chapter of the Red
Cross will entertain about 25 wound
ed veterans of the Boise Barracks (U.
S. Veterans Hospital) at a picnic
dinner at Dewey's Grove next week.
Emmett's famous watermelons and
peaches will be served as well as a
fried chicken dinner. If those who can
furnish peaches, melons, chickens or
anything for this dinner would kind
ly notify Mrs. V. T. Craig, chairman
of refreshment committee, it will sim
plify otherwise extensive soliciting.
The time is very short to prepare for
this picnic and we are asking the co
operation of all Red Cross members.
The Boise Y. M. C. A. will furnish the
transportation to Emmett.
The sewing and knitting which this
chapter has been doing for Veteran's
Hospital is about finished and will
soon be shipped to Boise.
MRS. E. H. LANKTREE,
Chairman Red Cross Chapter
Gross Rancher to Emmett
H. J. Query, rancher in the Gross
country, has traded his ranch to W.
H. Canady for the Canady residence
in South Emmett and has moved his
family here. Before the family left,
the neighbors tendered them a picnic
as a farewell surprise. It was the oc
casion for expressing regret at the de
parture of this excellent family and
wishing them happiness and prosperi
ty in their new home. A bountiful
picnic dinner was served and enjoyed.
Emmett Boy In Airplane
According to reports from the Long
Valley country, Weber Appel is giv
ing airplane flights and carrying pas
sengers in that section. The current
number of the Cascade News contains
the following: " Weber Appel and his
mechanic landed in a biplane on the
outskirts of Cascade Tuesday and
went on their way after a short stay,
They have been giving stunt flights
and carrying passengers at McCall
for several days. This is the first
aeroplane ever landed at Cascade.
The marriage of Ralph Edward
Skinner and Miss Senora Carsten took
that The Index known's not. "Dad
h" d h"d* th i nk iust* Ib^ut ^ieht 1 and
watched during the past year. The
J. M. Shaw bungalow on Second street
will be their home.
Mrs. J. A. Jackson returned Mon
day from Salem, Ore., where she went
last week to attend the marriage of
her son Rene. He was married Fri
day to Miss Gilbert of Salem, and
both he and his wife will teach this
year at McMinnville, Ore.
Model Surroundings at Dam.
A model little village is taking form
at the Black Canyon dam. The power
line and transformers, making possibe
electric lights and power for all pur
poses, is completed. A sewer system
is being installed. The mess hall and
bunk house have accommodations for
about 200 men. The switch tracks to
the damsite have been completed and
some of the heavy machinery has al
ready arrived over them.
LIVELY INTEREST IN
Two New Trustees, Dr. Barnes
With three tickets m the field, more
than usual interest was manifested in
the annual school election held Tues
day. Four hundred and twenty-five
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votes were cast.
The successful candidates were Mrs.
Ella Reed and Dr. N. B. Barnes, who
defeated Mrs. Martha Mains and C.
While there were three tickets in
and Mrs. Reed. Chosen
L. Gamage for re-election and James
Kinzer, who was re-elected.
the field, there were only five candi
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names of C. L. Gamage, Mrs. Martha
Mains and James Kinzer, all for re
Ticket No. 2—Mrs. Ella
dates. Ticket No. 1 contained the
Reed,' James Kinzer and Dr. N. B.
Barnes. Ticket No. 3— C. L. Gamage,
Mrs. Ella Reed and James Kinzer.
Each candidate had active workers,
The two new officers- will assume
their duties immediately after the can
vas of the votes by the board at the
next regular meeting September 12.
near the Lincoln schoolhouse south
of town a fine old couple named Mr.
and Mrs. El,lot W. Crutcher. Emmett
them with pleasure, for'their life here
was filled with grood deeds and their
companionship was a benediction. An
nouncementof the celebration of their
63rd wedding anniversary on August
16, at the Masonic Home, DeCoto,
Calif., was recieved by The Index
day. They were joined in marriage
in 1859, before many of us were even
born. Such a long married life is so
unusual as to be remarkable. The In-!
dex, we are sure, voices the sentiment
of their Emmett friends and former
and a lively campaign resulted,
vote was a follows:
Mrs. Ella Reed ..
James Kinzer ..
N. B. Barnes.
C. L. Gamage ...
Mrs. Martha Mains .
Celebrate 63rd Wedding Anniversary
Some fifteen years ago there lived
people living here then will remember
neighbors in extending congratula
Many Strang«» in Town.
The towp is full of new people. Sat
urday night when Main street side
walks were literally choked with peo
bn and JLv. ^ avls de "
cided to see how many of the passers
by they knew. Of the first 125 per
sons to pass the Davis drug store,
Mr. Davis only knew five. ;
L. D. S. church attended a conference
of the Boise stake in Rnise <4nnd«v :
Those going were: Bishop and MrLi.
G. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Borup
Mr. and Mrs A T Larson Mr and
Mrs Ed Reese Mrs Ellis Harris John
Harris, Mrs J. B. Carpenter and'Louis
Elk's Meeting Called !
Emmett Elks are requested to at- '
tend a meeting of the Emmett Elks
Social Club to be held Friday evening
in Commercial Club rooms! at 7:30
o'clock to make arrangements for the
wjnter's social activities of the club. !
Every Bill be there.
Promptness in job work—motto.
EMMETT IN THE EARLY
Zeke Sweet Tells About His
First Trip Here, and Recalls
Incidents of Pioneers
NOTE—There is a lot of early day.
history of this sytion of Idaho stored
tfortriiouM bem'ade public befonTthe,
boy* Pass on, and The Index would !
Eke to receive for publication such I
storiea ' 1,04 onI y because of their in-1
to Present day readers, but that
they may be recorded for referenC * by
the future historian.—Editor.
In reading the article in The Index ;
last week about the Pioneer Day |
celebration in Emmett, many incidents |
j n my life were brought to mind. I
am sorry that conditions were such !
How different Emmett is now from I
the first morning I saw it. I walked
that I could not be there.
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one Sunda y from Crystal Bottom sta
tion to the old sawmill just below
town and stayed all night with old
p an jj ow
that was funny, ^ut I guess it was
a good thing he didn't, as I did not
I remember he did not ;
charge me anything and I thought
The next morning he
came up to Emmett with me and we
spent all I did have for "Jacob's Best"
at a little 12x12 shack opposite the
old log hotel. Jim Wardwell had a
little old rawhide sawmill and Mr. i
Womack had a blacksmith shop, and,
that was Emmett.
I then went to Squaw Creek with a
fellow by the name of Duzenberry,
who was moving Dave Bayse to Ola.
Bill was then a baby, and now he is
older than I. I took charge of the
Goldtray cattle and soon became ac
quainted witlg^ll the old timers, such
as Dick and Tom Williams, Johnny
Smearage, Mr. Regan, Mr. Gill and
Merve, Dan Gardand, Uncle Zeb and
Uncle Abe, Charlie Randall, Bill
S, tuart P« 8 *" 1 Bfl1 ' 8 "tori'
Henry Riggs (Boise wore no britches
ithen), Cash Nichols, all the Beards
an d Bayse's, and many others, and I
must say that there never was a
squarer or a better set of men ever
lived. And I have left out many
others, such as Andy Rasmussen, Jim
Patton, Andy McQuaid, Robert Bar
her, all the Iretons, and others,
j In the course of time we had a mail
route to Horseshoe Bend, Sweet and
Ola. Hank Clark was postmaster at
G ic r cnd> Ga i Beard at Ola and myself
at Sweet. The income from the office
would probably amount to a dollar a
month. We were required to make a
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the"revenuelmiountjd tottiourands of
dollars, and there was always a
blank space for us to swear to our
accounts. The nearest place one could
have found an officer to administer
an oath was Boise, so we never
" SW0re " but always got a reminder
from th e postoffice department that
we had failed to do so. Old Hank
g 0t tired of this and wrote the de
partment a letter telling them that if
they did not want to take his word
for a little account like this they could
take the postoffice and "go to hell |
W1 qj course that brought an inspector
from Washington. After a 400-mile
stage ride he landed at Horseshoe
Bend. He went into the postoffice
and saw Hank changing: the mail and
selling "Jacob's Best" behind the
--counter. ^wentjuL £*£
^id7l am the poTtoUme inTpector."*
I told him he was just the man I
was : for; « now Uke her and
*^ me s *jLwed me Hank's let
ter z to i d hjm ! would have to give
Hank credit for thinking about that
to-jfirst-if I had thought of it first I
^ ou ' d a bave written them that letter ^
° ^ E SWEET
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Old Time Stage Coach
The appearance in Lmmett streets
Saturday of an old-fashioned Concord
stage, such as was used throughout,^
this western country before the rail
roads pushed their lines to the coast,
recalled pioneer days to Howard Har
In those days, Mr. Harper used
£ ririve for hig father from Grant - S
p 0 to „ town in California.
who is makin"- a tour of the country
" h0 ,s ™ ak,l C- 3 tour °t tne cou j.
Evidently it has been in service in
Yellowstone Park, as it bears the
title "Yellowstone W'estern." It is a
typical coach of the early days and is
Buys Town Residence.
b f w i 3 Obermeyer this week
bou .Ç ht the former Charles L. Barber
residence property on Commercial
avenue ln the Dally addition from
Bish .°P , Geor ^ B ™ ith and took P 08 '
ses sxon immediately.
Jerry Woods has been employed by
the school board as janitor of the
- n , , » . »n,
B° n ?i e,low school, and we 1. be,, he 11
make a good one.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carson of Boise
were visiting friends and relatives in
Emmett over Wednesday.
FORESTER IS FRIEND 0F
John Hargraves. Forest Lookout
at Smiths Ferry, Companion
of Birds and Chipmunks
Though of a kindly nature and
amiable disposition, none of his Em
K rave3 as one to be sou * ht for com -
pamonship by the small denizens of
the forest. John is employed in the
f orest fj re patrol and is stationed at
the "lookout" on top of the highest
mett friends would pick John Har
peak of the mountains a short dis
tance south of Smiths Ferry. His life
there, as in the case of all lookouts, is
a lonely one, and he has but few visi
tors. So he has • made friends and
companions of the birds and chip
munks of the forest and finds plea
sure in their company,
The Index learned the story from
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Mr. and Mrs. Keith, who while camp
ing at Smiths Ferry, secured saddle
horses and burros and with the child
What they saw gave both young and
old a new insight into nature and a
ren rode the trail to Mr. Hargrave's
lookout cabin and spent the day there.
revelation of the craving which even
the wild animals have for companion
Though Mr. Hargraves has been
located at the lookout only two
months, birds flock to him when he
sits outside of his cabin and perch up
on his shoulders, and arms and hands,
and chipmunks follow him about like
dogs, sit upon his knees and eat out of
and sounds like a tale from Arabian
Nights, and the story would be
sco ff e d at had not the Keith's them
Several years a *° The Index con -
tained a storv about the Deadwood
cached a gallon jug of whiskey in the
ground beneath a pine tree near Dead
his hands. It is a strange friendship
selves been eye witnesses of the
country, in which was told how Walt
Sebree, Ed Hayes and two others had
wood some thirty years and never
went back to get it.
one night as trapper and prospector,
sheep herder and sheep owner, freight
er and town vacationist sat around a
warm fire in Drake's Lodge and told
of experiences and early day reminis
Said the prospector: "Fal
across the ea "- vo " below Roosevelt
>' ear8 a £? and the waters submerged
^ hat vnl ?' n / of* linn nr"
keeper had $lo,000 wortn of liquors
f tored " * ce '> ar back of h : 8 sa °° n
to «*PP>V the thirsty during the snut-
« season Tnev were barrels ano
barrels oi . K°od whiskey The cel ar
« covered by about 15 feet of water
toda >'' , I be > lev ^ * , W0Uld J
a divers suit and salvage the liquors
rh J. r 1 _ e l was a moistening of l! P s . an " an
audible smacking: o n ? ou ^
Bear stories are favorite topics
around the camp fires. The one that
« entitled to the pnuwn told Jby
Jim GiU, trapper, well known through
out t ^ lls se ?ti°n. The scene of t e
^ after the
^ Ä ^ ^ Æturs to
^Icnd °that bears "are sluggish and
harmless in co u ea i__ e *L. 5
thote f amilyTAe«« hSTwSto l
cave. He would crawl in and drag
I hem oat one at a , tlme by tbelr b !" d
le S s ^jd wring their nee s. ig mg
a candle Warsaw
com j n g. through the mouth of the
cave, he walked up, blew out the
candle and mixed things up. Gill
LeTandLhTre LaLL ter°rifi° fight LL
q u ^ t ^ e cave t jj e y came j n a heap
an<} ^ ov€r a \ e ^ e 0 f rocks, a drop
ab<jut tMrty feet _ As they W ere
f a iii ngi Gill whipped out his knife and
stabbed the bear to the heart before
t hey hit the ground. But he never
went back after Ma Bear and her
lows, when the landslide threw a dam
A fire patro i ran ger is sponsor for
another bear story. W hile making a
gur jn the mounta in district he
fame ^ a cub su ff er ing from
severe burns on feet and body. The
vounB - s ter was whimpering from the
ain and tbe f ores ter took pity on it,
lifted it into his car «nd I there made it
fast with some rope Th*^ patrolman
started on his journey, only to discov
e r that the mother bear had appeared
an d was in hot pursuit. As the road
ran up hill at this point the bear,
making long strides gained steadily
and the need for strategy was clearly
indicated. The foresty book of m
structions does not cover a situation
such as this, but the ranger was re
sourceful and decided that the best
P lan , wou | d . be thr . ow , the c ^ b ov t e , r '
board. His attempts to untie the
k nots on t he lashings which secured
the youngster to the machine, how
ever, proved futile. Pursuer and pur
sued came to a yet steepr grade, with
the advantage ail with the former.
Finally, with one mighty effort the
old bear threw herself on the back of
the car, holding on by her claws and
paws. This is where the forester de- .
cided to retire in favor of the enemy.
He dove off the car and regained his ■
feet in time to see it continuing its j
journey eastward, with a mother and
child happily reunited as its passen
gers Later the automobile was found
run down and everything intact ex
cept the side of the seat where the
cub had been tied, the old bear hav-,
ing torn it out to release her off- j
One of the characters in 'hat sec
tion in the summer time is Sam Cupp,
sheen owner. Sam claims to have
two baldfaced bears in the John
son Creek country, and has told those
Oklahoma hunters about them. Those
oil men and their band of dogs have
turned their attention to capturing
these two rare specimens, and in the
meantime Sam chuckles to himself
when he thinks about it.
Fishing isn't very good right around
Knox, but it is going to be next year
and succeeding years. Dan Drake
has mapped out a program to stock
the streams every year. Last month
he planted 40 cans of baby brook trout
in the creeks contignous to his place
and will repeat every year.
Residents of Emmett 12 or 15
years ago doubtless remember Mark
Maynard, who bought the Alex Wo
mack blacksmith shop. He is a bro
ther of Mrs. Ruth Hunt and Mrs. Will
Womack. He was at Dan Drake's
while we were there. Mark has a min
ing claim off in the hills some dis
tance and is still following the miner s
will o' the wisp.
VALUATION OF TAXING
Compilation of Real Roll of Gem
County by School and
County Auditor Geo. F. Church has
just completed the real property roll
of Gem county for taxing purposes
for the year 1922, showing the valua
tion of each school district and each
road district. The totals were made
up after equalization by state and
county boards, and after deducting
widows and soldiers exemtions. The
grand total amounts to $4,329,945.
This does not include personal proper
ty. The totals follow:
12 i .?06
!.. 29 ', 431 !
300 , 705 .
Emmett Boy Married.
Arthur Bowles, one of Emmett's
soldiers in France who suffered sev
erely from German shot and shell,
united in marriage last week to
Mrs. McDowell of Boise,
mony was performed by
George Smith at his home.
Mrs. Bowles will continue to live in.
Boy Badly Cut '
The 12-year-o!d son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Burlile was quite severely in
jured last Thursday at the home of
Ancy Sullivan. The lad was
branches from a tree, when tbe ax
struck his right foot. The tendons of
his toes were almost severed and the
bones cut. He will be unable to use
the injured foot for some time. |
Irrigation District Meeting
Board met in regular session Tues
day. The bond of the Bank of Em
mett was approved. It was ordered
that the rent of the house of the ditch
-ider on the lower end of the South
Slope be paid by the district.
Two Additional Teachers Nec
NEAR 1000 MARK
essary—High School Athletic
Association Elect Officers
xhe enrolIment in the Emmefe . b _
llc schools, according to present m
dications, will reach the ÎOfiC nwvrk
when the fruit season is over and toe
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P** ckln iT frult enter school. At present
about 700 pupils are registered in
the grades and 200 enrolled in the
pupils who are engaged in picking and
Each room is filled to
its capacity and in one room in the
grades there are three rows of seats
with two pupils in a seat. About 200
more students enrolled in the grades
than provision had been made for.
Two emergency rooms were organized,
with Miss Frances Jones and Miss
Margaret Knipe as substitute teachers
to take care of the overflow until
and permanent teachers secured,
usually large enrollment in the Home
Economics and agriculture courses and
a b jjr demand for further vocational
arrangements can be made
In the High School there is an un
work in commercial studies and man
This is being made es
pecially by students who have entered
from other schools and desire to com
plete their work along these lines.
The Laurel school, which is the
school nearest the government pro
ject, is crowded to its capacity and it
is likely that more rooms will have to
be added to take care of the pupils, 40
pupils being enrolled at present and
a large number is yet to register. Mrs.
Elsie Heath has resigned her position
as teacher, and another has been se
lected, but her name is not for pub
hcation until further action has been
Mr. Brubaker has been appointed
pr i nc jp a i 0 f tbe high school, Mr. Hei
ten P^ncipal of the Wardwell school,
and Mrs. Ralph Womack principal of
the Longfellow building. Five new
teachers were added to the list this
week - They are: Miss Cora Sheibner,
teacher of mathematics in the High
3cho °l; Miss Luell
»uderiti languages; Miss Lipps, sixth
grade; Miss McCan, Fifth grade, and
Miss Coulson, Seventh grade.
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team to be chosen will be the winning
team °I the inter-division contest
wb * eb is to be the first event of the
The Boys' Athletic Association met
Wednesday and elected the following
officers: Charles Whitsell, president;
William McCrossin, vice president;
Howard Eaton, secretary and trea
surer, and Mr. Roberts, business
manager. Prof. Brubaker will coach
in basketball this year, and Professors
McKay and Roberts will be field di
made to send a relay team to the Mal
heur county fair at Ontario.
Already plans have been
Thirty minutes each day will be ta
ken up in the High school with train
ing in choral work and there will be
course given in orchestral work
This will be under the supervision of
M' ss Miles, who is well qualified.
Voices will be selected from this cho
rus to be used ' n Emmett Choral
Golden Rule Store
ment by excavating the remaining
space under the building, 22x32 feet.
Dodge has the contract, and H.
superintending the work.
More room is the crying need of
the Golden Rule Store and Manager
John Ketchen is enlarging the base
H. Cochran, owner of the building is
This additional space will be used
to unpack new merchandise in. An
entrance, with steel doors and a stair
way, will be provided in the rear of
the building, and conveniences for un
loüding goods will be arranged for.
This is the second enlargement of
the basement during Mr. Ketchen's
Enlarging Dry Shed
The Boise Payette Lumber Com
pany is putting the finishing touches
to an addition to their dry shed. The
new building increases the length of
the old shed 100 feet, making it 132
f e et wide and 700 feet long.
Ex-governor Moses Alexander, and
a candidate for a third term, will
speak in Liberty theater Tuesday
evening of next week, Sept. 12, be
ginning at 7:30. The band will give
a concert previous to the meeting.
Garden Valley Pioneer Dead
Henry Clark, pioneer rancher of
Garden Valley, sustained fatal in
juries yesterdav. when be fell 26 feet
from a barn. He died while being ta
ken to a Boise hospital.
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