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Jhe Emmett Index
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CURRENT COMMENT
A NEWSPAPER can prosper only
by winning the confidence of the
Without its
I an linn it is helpless. Its success de
its ability to meet their
needs. So if The Index makes a for
mal bow on this 29th anniversary of
its founding, it may plead in extenu
ation its pride in the verdict of those
■who read it week by week. Its circu
lation today exceeds that on any pre
vious birthday in its history. Its
plant and equipment, regarded as am
ple for a generation only a few years
ago, have had to be large'y increased
to keep pace with the growing busi
of the paper. These facts are
presented simply as evidence of the
-approval of its readers. Without such
approval The Index could not have
reached its supremacy in Emmett and
On county. And so on its 29th birth
day The Index gratefully ackuowledg
es its obligation to its readers, who
have put it in the strongest position
in its history.
h
community it serves.
on
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»
' r J , HE greatest force in the wotd's
marketing is the newspaper. Nev
was thft proved more conc'usn-ely
than during the pressmen's strike in
New York, when all of the big dailies
of that city were practically forced
t# suspend publication. Department
■ t e ws had to forego their daily allot
ment of newspaper space and were
consequently out of touch with their
patrons. Sales fell off at once—and
fell off alarmingly. Even the stores
catering to regular customers were
hard hit. Some merchants tried di
vwet advertising through the medium
of circulars and handbills. But it
failed to bring the trade. As long
as the strike continued and the
papers could not devote anything like
Tegular space to the needs of the
stores, business slumped badly. It
felt even in financial quarters,
■hen the volume of advertising used
i# small. But the Wall Street houses
f#and they could not sell their offer
ings without newspaper advertising.
Testimony from merchants of all
chases all is to the same effect, name
ly. that without newspaper advertis
ing business suffers. Newspaper ad
vertising is the most valuable in the
■world. It has been proved so times
without number.
news
Every day more
-people over the United Sûtes
Tvlying more heavily upon their fa
vorite newspapers to keep them in
formed of business conditions and the
place« where they can buy what they
want and need to the best advanUge.
1%e merchant, big or small, who fails
to discern this business truth
the supreme value of
arc
as to
newspaper ad
vertising in marketing his product
1
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Carelessness-Gasoline
jwv!? n op ? n Crre
A frightful accident !
j
j
A lighted cigar laid down
carelessly and forgotten—
a gentle breeze blowing the
curtain
flames !
it — then
A home may be
destroyed before the fire is
checked.
over
The surest protection is
reliable fire insurance such
as is offered by this agency.
Let's talk over your prob
lems today—tomorrow
be too late.
may
This agency sells insur
*nce in a company that is
both able and willing to pay
Its losses—the Hartford
Fire Insurance Company.
G B. POLLY
FUST NATIONAL BANK
Phoaa 105
ia overlooking the surest route to
continued business success.
'T'HE man with a trade is coming
into his own again. The time is
at hand when those who insist on kid
glove and white collar jobs will have
to put up with very salaries while
those who can lay brick, operate a
machine or do something else into
which both skill and industry must
enter, will command the large sa 1 -
Already young people who
a ries.
want to be bookkeepers, stenogra
phers or clerks in stores are con
trasting their long hours and meager
compensation with the short day and
long pay of the mechanic, machinist
and artisan. The contrast is going
to be even more pronounced in an
other year or two, due to the multi
tudes who are crowding into the cler
ical positions and the shortage of
recruits for jobs which demand bare
and overalls. This is a good
item to read to your boy who lives in
a small town and has no other ambi
tion than to clerk in a store or keep
a set of books.
"LTOW many people are aware of the
fact that nine other commodities
outrank wheat as a source of income
the Ameriran farm? Corn, hay,
cattle, hogs, poultry, dairy products,
cotton, fruit and several other pro
ducts bring in much more mosey than
wheat, according to government sta
tistics. Not one farmer in ten raises
wheat, but all of them must buy our
and feeds that are made from it, and
therefore benefit by a low market. In
spite of these facts, more fuss is
made in the press and on the stump
about low prices to the wheat grower
than about low pnees on all the otn
er products which are more univer
sally produced and which mean so
much more in a financial way to the
, —, . ,, ...
producer. The reason for all this
noise about wheat and all this silence
about things that mean so much more
to the average farmer is that most
cf us take our cue from professional
politicians. They are unable to get
agitated about anything but the price
of wheat, the staple crop of just a
few Western states. The balance of
ns. including farmers ar.i' tcv-n folks
who never raise a bushel of that
■ra n, take up the cry and keep it go
ing. Honest, now. did you ever read
an editorial protest cgainst low hay
markets or did you ever hear a politi
cian declaim against cheap fruit pro
ducts? You probably never did. And
yet either of these commodities brings
in twice as much every year as the
entire of wheat.
entire crop of wheat.
^0 TOWN can grow as it should
unless its people work together in
its upbuilding. The history of every
city that has had rapid and substan
tial growth will show that united
and enthusiastic work of its people
had the greatest part in making it
grow. In towns where a few live men
boost and work for the town's up
building and many are indifferent and
do nothing, the work of city building
is exceedingly difficult and the
suits slow in coming. If all boost
and help to build up the town it is
an easy matter to make the town push
forward. The beauty of a city is one
of rts most valuable assets, and every
effort should be made to take advan
tage of the gifts which nature has
bestowed here lavishly.
re
X PRAYER: Lord, let us live to
see the day when we can say of
our clothes. "The wool was grown and
woven in Idaho, it was made by Idaho
hands, and the only out-of-Idaho
tide about it is the hide that it cov
ers.
ar
JF the average newspaper mar is a
liar he generally lies to f rotect his
community,
the wor'd and gets into trouble the
home he
If a boy goes out into
boy until he got away and got into
bad company. If the town tightwad
who hugged his pennies to his bosom
in life, dies, the newspaper throws
; the mantle of charity over him and
"ays he hated wastefulness and that
I this hate for useless spending made
j him over careful of his investments,
and his charities. If the town
I J, ■ gossip
dies he carefully avoids referring to
her outstanding weakness and teils
! how sh e visited the sick and afflicted
■ and winds up by saying she was a
good neighbor. If the home team goes
away from home and gets the day
j ,l<rht * whipped out of them, the home
j town paper editor tel'# the unsuspect
in * world t h »' 'he team was made up
of second string players. The editor
isn't a liar by choice. Truth strug
gle# in his manly breast the same as
it doe# in that of the village preacher.
iot the pride of his community and
the fear of the irate subscriber make
him a trembling rabbit, ahd he lies
to save the local pride of the
Still, it's
town.
a great life if you don't
weaken.
t ni *î°***® u Hunter«.
I will take hunting parties by pack
fïôm Drifts*. ' h £ r .. Plemy °* £* r -
ft™ 0 *; ,6 .*° N °v- 15, from Alpha,
Idaho. For information phone C E.
Herrick, Alpha, Idaho.
JAS. R. GILL.
I SEE THAT —
marrmomm
the chief factor in
Wages are
freight rates, say the railroads. The
railroads this year will pay out some
3 billion dollars in wages and will
take in something over 5 billions in
freight and passenger tolls.
Senator Underwood of Alabama
admits that he has cooled toward the
League of Nations since his visit to
Europe where he saw it at close
range It had been suspected that
some of the moat zealous advocates
i,«„ tho« u».j
the least about it.
- I
Pancho Villa's slayer has been sen
tenced to 20 years in a Mexican pen
!

;
itentiary. Villa slew hundreds of per
sons and the government gave him a
ranch and a million dollars.
TALES OF THE TOWN
IF—
If vou want to win a husband without
trying.
And make him think that he's the
prize, not you.
If you can trust him when you know
he's lying
And never let him know you knew,
If yo u can wait and wait and keep on
waiting, ...
wXsmain™« C ° me
And listen to that'old equivocating
ne ver say too much or look too
wise.
If T'^ u fan l° ve him. minus shave or.
cook when cooking's not
your aim,
If you can coax for every single dollar
And go on being thankful just the
**"*• .
It you can make one heap of your
illusions.
And wish them on one man to stand 1
of fall.
And flinging all your fairest dreams
effusions.
Can declare that he is worth it all.
If you can force your heart and
nerves and sinew.
To keep a smiling face until the end.
And never show what thoughts are
seething in you.
And seem to feel the joy that you
jretend.
If you can have your say and then
keep quiet.
And never, use that gentle little
"touch,"
If you can hide his weakness or deny
;
it.
If other men don't interest you too
much.
If you can spend each day and hour
and minute, '
In pleasing h ; m and never make
blunder.
We'l—matrimony's
there's in it—
And what is more, my girl, you are
a wonder.
yours — for all
A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.
A LL law curtails the personal lib
erty of people who want to do as
they please.
Persistence paralyzes procrastina
tion.
• • «
Window shoppers save a lot of
money.
The best people on earth age those
who sleep peacefully in the
tery.
ceme
* * «
You can make your wife believe a
whole lot if you don't ask her to be
lieve it too often.
* * *
You can always tell the quality of
citizenship in a town by an inspec
tion of the back yards.
* • •
Better be a small man and reach
to do big things than a big man and
stoop to do small things.
When a dyeddn-Th.-tool Democrat
"—V-- - ä
The man who siu by the side of
the road to be a friend to man thés»
day, will get a lot of dust from
tomobiles.
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No matter whether the world ia
erowing better or worse, figures show
the Payette
au-i
the Payette valley is growing but
ter—and more of it each year.
would that some Burbank of the!
« * «
Weft
Would patent, make and sell.
An onion with an
. onion Ufte,
Ami with a violet arnell.
♦ ♦ ♦
Any fat woman can reduce as much
she pleases without medicine or
special exercises, merely by ceasing
to eat. No man can do it that
because he won't cease.
as
"Ma." said the editor's son, "I know
why editors call themselves we'."
way
» * *
"Why, son?"
ill think there
are too many of them."
v • • • |
rou can shorten the neck of a gi-j
raffe by means of a saw, but you|
won't have much of a giraffe left. You
can alter the nature of man by saw
ing out part, of it, but
have much of a man le/t.
''So the man who does
not like the article

you won't
Cupid i. a mean little angel who
meddle, with other peoples affairs,
•nd after gering them all tanked up
in an inextricable me.» of disillusions,
misunderstandings, jealou.y.
and deceit, leave, them to
iret out of their trouble, the best way
t * *
"Bill," said « sailor, looking up
from his writing to consult the su
pointaient
th *y can -
p*rior knowledge of « fri«n<l, do you
spell 'sense' with a c' or an VT"
"That depends," replied his friend.
'' Du r * f * r tu raonry or b ' ,,lln ''"
" Aw - 1 don't mean either of them."
was the re P ,y - " l w * nt lo ** y 1 " n 1
awn him ** n "''
. • * * , ht>
nu, h., .#
secretary of war speaker
Tlx Ü r.tv leader !T«h*
th * >
wrutt ' i airman o .ma.e com mi ee
or. foreign relations, two judges of
the supreme court, under-secretary
of state and ambassador to Italy. If
she wants anything else let her speak
out.
« « «
An improvident person who, on be
ing warned by the head of his bank
I that he must make extensive deposits
1
immediately in urd#r that his draw
mir account might balance, made an
«wer as follows: "Say. look here'
j- m getting tired of having you fel
lows bothering me about these petty
financial detail If you begin pes
IU be denied if I
| tenng me again
don't take my overdraft out of your
bank and transfer it to the bank
across the street."
• • •
A captain and his chief engineer,
tired of endlessly debating which the
s h,p could be more easily dispensed
with ' dec,<ied *° * h * n *« **■*• *
day. The chief ascended to the bridge
and the skipper dived into the engine
"you'd have to come down hepe at
mained wore an expression of ex
treme perplexity. Observing his hes
itation, the judge said: "Would you
like to ask me a question?" "Yes,
your honor," replied the juror eagerly j
room. After a couple of hours the
captain appeared on deck covered
with oil ami soot. "Chief!" he called
once. I can't make her go." "Of
course you can't," said the chief.
She's ashore."
* * *
In a case where the charge was the
theft of a watch th« evidence was |
convicting. As the jury retired the
judge observed that he would be glad i
to help in adjusting any difficult»« [
that might present themselves to the
m.mis of the jury. Eleven jurors filed
out of the box. The one who re
"I'd be glad if you'd tell me whether
the prisoner really stole the 'watch I"
« • #
Georgia ia the apple of his father's
eye, and it would seem that he dr
serves to be. A little while ago a
rough looking individual called at the
house and when Georgia answered hi.
knock he grabbed the little fellow by
the collar. ''If yer don't teil me where
y it father keeps his money," he
growled, "I'll knock yer head off."
"Oh, please don't do that," whimpered
Georg»; "you'll find all the money
we've got in an old waistcoat in the
kitchen." Two minutes later a bruis
ed and battered wreck was heaved
a
are
all
as
of
through the front door of the house.
He sat for a whi'e in the gutter and
blinked. "That kid's too smart—un
natural smart." he muttered.
a
"Never
said a word about his father being in
aide the waistcoat."
• * •
smartest peop'e on earth;
they had to be; having nothin* much
to do with, they had to invent things
and way, to get along.
h/hT'.T ^
„trxvr m „r.: xs
!onM ' )m * oot ther * tnT * f«et. and
f? p * CI *" Jr {oT Ann Wi "ters. Jed's wife
Not hiring anything to dra
"I contend," said Old Bill Misgiv
ens, "that the people who settled Oat
here in those early days were the
you see
There, for
w a wag
on except a yoke of oxen that would
not tr » v «l more than two miles
hoor il tw,k *■< foil days to make the
rr) ur.'i tpip to the postoffice and back,
an<1 h, ' leave his claim that
lon * h " took his wife along with
him for fear
i
fear somebody would jump
hi * »nd Mrs. Winter, objected
j being left atone, so there
nothfng to do out »fay right there
I the claim.
A .1 •
on
Then a happy wfra
There was a heap of
| jsekrabbit# hopping around over the
«»gchrush land and Jed managed to
capture a litter of young
oc
' curred to Jed.
ones a five.
When the rabbits
were a week old
would have hia wif« stand away from
him 40 or 50 feet with a pan of milk
" nd * om * «ri - **'" leaves that she pulled
trnm norn, ' P 1 *"»* »he raised in the
cabin.
I
The little jackrabhits could
! lh * P* n r,t mi ' k *nd bein- kind
j * nd gentle they would hop over and
| !drink ,h * >"il k and eat the green
'eaves and then hop back to Jed
would feed them
-
who
*ome more. After
a while he got those rabbits trained
so that they would go out to a post
a hundred yarda and back for a feed
of milk and green leaves,
got mightily interested in training
them, «fending them further and fur
'her each day. In a month he had
Well, Jed
' them trained so that he eouW .end
them two mile, and hare them come
disap-back. He always fed and petted
them when they made the round trip
and they appreciated it. At the end
I of two month. Jed could send them
five mile, and they would come back
j n thr ^ mont h, he could »end them
lw m j| e s f rom the house and they
back. It was run« month«
before he got the jacks trained *o that:
th#y wou ' d make the trip ^ ,h# p^,.
office, but after a while they got onto
wKa , e xpr«ted and then Jed
would put the letters he and his wife
would wr.te in a little poke and tie
it to the neck of a jack and tell him
•• **• •• » "» *• —
the K ,v * n ,h «
ulT lik * " ' hüt • nd * ou, d nu,k *
the trip to the postoffic# TV mile,
m j hour and 30 minutes. When
the jack got to the post office he would
hop in and sit upon his hunkers and
bark like a dog until the postmaster
would come out and untie the poke,
: take out the letter* and put In what
letters and paper, there were for Jed
*"<< h *» wife, give the jack the murer
which Jed had arranged for
and then start him for home. The
J ack n,a <l* "«*« ««'«g *">««
m coming to the postoffiee so
made the round trip in le.i
than three hour. At first Jed had a
lot o/ trouble w.th some hound dog.
belonging to another settler, but tae
J* e ** 400n trot onto the location uf
these hounds and took another route.
Th *" »*'* the litter that
J *' J ,ml hr UB,y lo * t •**
them oy dogs. He said he wouldn't
have lost that jack for a thousand
dollars. The fame of those homing'
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Studebaker Quality is Traditional
That's why so many people buy Studebaker Motor Cart.
Emmett Garage
Agency for Studebaker Motor Cars.
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I Hunting Season
%'•
Open
TIPS TO SPORTSMEN
When the ducks drive into the swamps in early morn
ing or late at ni^ht with almost the speed of a bullet—
when the grouse is flushed from the brush or stubble and
wings away with startling rapidity—then, no matter
now quick you may be on the trigger or how steady is
your aim, results are not satisfying unless you have à
good gun and the right kind of a shell.
We cater especially to the hunter who is particular
We carry the largest and best assortment of REMING
TON and DL LE XL game loads in the city—
We also carry a full line of Remington shotguns and
rifles in all models—the real gun for the sportsman.
Call early while the assortment is complete.
Hawkins Hardware Co.
Good Goods Only
rabbit, .pread far and wide. Jed
wa. offered #1000 for tha four, but
wild that no man could «et them »hurt
of a thousand dollar, apiece. Fur a
year Jed had hi. mail sent and de
livered to him regular by the»# train
ed jack, and might have had them
much longer it greed hadn't got the
best of him. People all over the
county *ot to hiring hu jacks, aiui
pretty soon he was keeping them on
the run steady 12 hour, every day
Often one of thoue jack* would have
to travel .mi carry Us load of mad
and sometime, groceries. 500 mile,
a day. Their feet got so .ore that
they had to travel on three teg. thu.
40 *" *° ** ch iou \ * '**' '*
' U "*' ** **
that *ort of a »train very long, in
three month* the last of hi. jack«
d'«d. Jed .aid himself that when the i
l#*t *he jacks mad# hu last run
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BETTER LIGHTING
FOR WINTER
Make your home m* rv pleas
in' during th« long winter «writ
ing» by installing new electrical
fixtures in your I-*t n»
T »how you some at the many
. new design».
WJT
-Tj
A. I- HETHKRINGTON
Idaho

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