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1917 BASKETBALL BULBS.
; Copies of the latest basketball guide £ave been received from the joint Ätrules committee of New York city. jjS'The 1916-17 book is the second edition ® f rules by this committee and. with the arrangement and rewording of material it makes a most creditable Appearance. SS, The joint rules committee is a body if men which represents the three big hlatic organizations of the United tes and Canada, namely, the Na onal Collegiate Athletic association, he Amateur Athletic union and the Young Men's Christian association. The representatives of these have done much in bringing the "national indoor game" out of the chaotic state which has so long existed in many sections where teams have not known whether they were using the A. A. U. or col legiate rules. Lists Approved Officials. This committee ai bo published, for the first time in the history of bas ketball, an approved list of officials. The list of this year's officials is in the basketball guide end with the new system of grading, it gives teams and coaches an opportunity of selecting a tested, competent official. Through the work of the rules com mittee basketball conferences have been conducted in many cities through out the states. As a rule one of the committeemen attends these confer •aoes and a general discussion . and interpretion of the rules is had. Such a conference usually treminates in a referees' school, at which offi cials and others make a study of the rules from an official standpoint. Basketball has taken a firm gripe '-upon nearly all athletes in the United ' States and Canada and each year finds more and better teams coming to the front. The game is not only increas tug in popularity in this country, but (he people in the Orient and South ;■ America have become fond of it. Through William H. Ball, a member #f the point rules committee, the uni form rules have been accepted by Bra •U, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, China, Japan and the Philippine islands. Borne of the major changes are: v I- Equipment: (a) A Blackboard is now compul sory. It is not sufficient to paint a 9x4 rectangle on the wall. This menas .that the walls on every court are out tf bounds, and that running up the trails is impossible, for as soon as a man touches the wall he is out of bonds. » (b) The blackboard must bo pro tected from the spectators to a dis tance of three feet. 2.* Officials: ®§ (a) The umpire is to assist the feferee in out of bounds decisions only (then he requests him to do so. v (b) The captain clone shall repre sent the team in its dealings with of ficials during the game. Shall we stand, or shall we march f •||. You tell. ' A year of promise is ahead, but promise never makes good unaided and •lone. In To do otherwise will be to stand etHÎ*While others march on to victory end to success. _ &,,• ' We must each grasp the opportun! ties with which nature has provided . vs, and turn those opportunities to dividual and collective weal. cr s Common Some about Roofing is so uncommon that we believe it is worth money to you to let us tell you our roofing story before you tie up on roofing. ANDERSON A SONS CO. LTD. ' We sell J-M Roofings, and ap ply them, too. We have handled ao many roofing jobs that we are sure we can save you money. Permanent satisfaction is part of what we furnish when you buy roofings of us. For then you register it as a J-M Roof, and its care and service is up to J-M Roofing ^Responsibility Ask us about this exclusive J-M Service feature. We be lieve it will interest you, and we know it is a good thing. ii Scientific i - m - mi mum Farming il DESTRUCTIVE TERMITES. Preventive Measures Against These Pasts, Known Also as "Whits Ants." [Prepared by United States department of agriculture.] Serious damage to woodwork and stored materials about buildings may be caused by peculiar Insects known as termites, or white ants, without the knowledge of occupants. These Insects work In the dark interior of the sub stances attacked, and the damage which they Inflict la, therefore, not pp wobk or warn Ann nr wautov nuns. parent Methods of combating the pests sre explained In farmers' bulle tin 759, recently Issued by the United States department of agriculture. The Insects, which sre not ants and only superficially resemble them, pri marily attack woodwork and cause greatest damage by weakening or de stroying portions of buildings and oth er wooden structures In contact with the ground. On recently cleared land or any other soil containing decaying wood, however, they may prove de structive to growlug plants. The In sects also eat Into numerous articles stored on damp wooden shelves or un der conditions otherwise attractive to them. Articles attacked In this way Include books, documents, objecta made of pasteboard or wood pulp, cloth, clothing, leather products and food substances. Termites live In colonies in dead stumps or la other decaying wood and enter tlie woodwork of buildlnga underground where timber la In contact with the soil or through cracka lu concrete. They ofteu de atroy large portlona of the Interior of pillars and other wooden members without giving any Indication of their presence. When termites are found to be pres ent it ia usually through noticing the annual emergence of the flying mem bers of the colony at swarming time In the spring. The place of emergence should be noted, as thla Indicates the approximate-location of the Infested timbers. The presence of small branching tubes of earth on stone or metal, serving as passageways to wood, may be another Indication thnt termites are at work In a building. Either preventive or combative meas ures may be taken against the inroads of termites. In all new building op erations care should be taken that no untreated timber is in contact with the ground or is set In wet concrete. The latter condition is not a protection, since the concrete ofteu cracks, and the Insects may gain entrance through the crevices. If wood must be placed in contact with the earth, only timber treated with some such substance as coal tar creosote should be used. Cel lar floors of concrete should join the walls In a curve to guard against cracks. If buildings are constructed without cellars the wooden flooring should be raised well above the ground. If termites are discovered lu wood work It will be necessary usually to re move the damaged timbers and replace them by s.tone or brick work or treated wood. The ground at the approximate entrance passage of the Insects and any earth tubes discovered should be drenched with kerosene oil. Infested timbers also may be drenched with the oil. Termites are especially likely to at tack the wood of greenhouses, where warmth and moisture are the rule. Steps similar to those described for Stber buildings should be adopted to rid Infested greenhouses of the in sects. Supports for flower benches may be sawed off near the ground and made to rest on bricks or stone. If the termites are in the soil they may be killed In many instances by applica tions of carbon bisulphide. Plants may be sprayed effectively with a 5 per cent solution of kerosene emulsion. In order to prevent attacks by termites on living trees the tree surgery method of treating scars and dead limbs and spots Is recommended. Nursery stock may be attacked by termites if planted ou recently cleared land. Such locations therefore should be avoided. Care should be taken not i to permit the roofs of the young trees to dry out before planting, as such weakened stock is liable to attack. Damage to field crops by termitea may be prevented by late fall plowing and crop i jUUuo. FINNEGAN'S PHILOSOPHY balXXm. "Well do I mind the story," said Finnegan. "Balaam was a highbrow rlint kuowed less than his Jackass. He took an office to curse the people. The Jackass saved them. 'Tis all In Number Twtnty-two. Och, hone ! 'TIs lifTerent these times. The Jackass '.new better till Balaam tamed him. " 'Lave me ride ye,' says Balaam, 'an' ('ll make ye the biggest Ass In the wurld.' "'tirent,' says the Ass;,*what d'ye feed T " 'Pork,' says Balaam. " 'Me savior,' says the Ass. "So Balaam mounts. But soon the Jack balks. "'Phwnt Is It?' says Balaam. "'Snakes,' says the Ass; 'Ut looks like the Jawbone uv me mother.' " 'G'wnn,' says Balaam, hittin' the Ass a clip, ''tis me furren' policy,' he says. " 'Phwat's ut for Y axes the Ass. " 'Ut defluds the nashun,' says Ba laam. " 'How?' says the Ass. " 'Kaitli says Balaam, 'ut takes a bigger Ass than you to know thnt. Lave It to Brine,' says Balaam to the Ass; an' the Jack walks on medita tin'. " 'Hee, haw,' says the Ass, balkin' an' kickin'. " '\yhat now'?' says Balaam. " 'Dlvll a Jackass ever seen the like,' Siys the Ass. 'Ut could be a frog,' says he, 'for ut atanda up In front, and sirs down behind; an' 'tis nios'ly mouth,' says the Ass. 'Ut has white feathers,' says the Jack, 'wld yaller streaks, that changes,' he says, 'to Wry Orooz Red, or Nlagary Blue, an' now they're Carryaall Yaller again,' says he. 'Hivlus, have 1 been drink in?' screams the Ass to Balaam. " 'Saints be praised,' says Balaam. Me Watchful Waitin' can atlll change its mind,' he says. 'G'wan, where glory waits,' he says. 'G'wan, In the service uv Mankind.' saya Balaam to the Ass. touching hint up. Ao' the Ass shuffles ahead, wavin' his ears in admiration. "'Hee-hawt Hee-haw!' says the Jack, rearin' up wld his eyes bulgin'. " 'Phwat's grippin' ye now?' says Balaam, tmpushunt like. " T dunno,' says the Ass. 'Ut looks like tlie Flyln' Dutchman with a So cialist Crew,' he says. " ' 'Tis me Ship Bill,' says Balaam. •Side step to the right,' he says; •side step to the left,' says he, wel tin' him. 'Back up,' says Balaam; near tvrenchln' off the Jack's Jaw. •Now forward for the Merchant Ma rine an' fifty mlllyun pork,' says Ba laam wld a shower uv blows; an' the Ass goes on thremblin'. "'Wnh-hee ! Wnh-hee! Wali-hee !' sn - va tl,e J»«*. s,1 . vln ' »« he near threw his rider. " 'I'll learn ye to shy at me Naval Bill,' says Balaam, lar-rupin' the haste so he curl scarce stand. "'Ye can't pass ut wldout wearln' Republican clothes,' says the Jack in a coarse Whisper. " 'Ye Ass,' says Balaam. 'Don't ye know that anny does is betther nor nakedness? G'wan,' says Balaam, In tones uv thunder. So the poor baste lopes on. limpin' wld pain. 'Tve not time to tell ye all the ad ventures they had, but they kpp' on over rough roads, now an' then Croa tia' a ditch on a wan term plank, v.iiick made even Balaam unalsy. lvir.v time the Jack kicked, he get short rations au' a wallop. So when the journey was near over, the poor haste was alt in, and fur too proud to fight. Any Jack-Ass can he that when he's licked. "Wan stormy nlglit, tlie Jack blooms into a harmony like u Dimycrut Tariff Hymn played on a guspipe wid tlie feet. " 'Phwnt ails ye now?' cnlls Balaam, dubbin' him wid both hands. " 'Nivver did I pnss the like,' yells the Ass, sweating and thremblin'. 'Ut says at's nil eight hour law. Oil, phwnt is ut?' screams the Ass to Balaam, feebly wuggin' his ears. "T dilino pliwut ut is meself,' says Balaam, 'but I know phwnt ut's got,' Balaam says. " 'Pliwut?' axes the poor Ass, " 'Five liundther thousand votes,' says Balaam, wld u pious air. 'G'wnn ye big Ass, an' donnt ye argue wld an Idii.vlist,' says Balaam to the Ass. " 'We can't pass ut in the dark.' pleads the Ass. 'Lave us wait for light.' moans the Ass, weepln'. " 'Nix,' says Balaam. 'There's a hot time coinin' an' the votes'll spile. Do ye thurst for sixteen more years ill the wilderness? Oiddnp,' says he, purgin' y'er heart,' says Balaam, 'iv iviry thought that's selfish,' says Ba laam, 'or personal,' chants Balaam to tlie poor Ass tickfin' the Jack's slats wld a couplin' pin. "By this time the Ass was so wore out wid his ardyous labors, that he knew no more than Balaam himself. So, wld one despairin' cry, he dropped Ills ears, as he an' his mnster stumbled forward Into the dark." It All Depends. "If Hughes wins an Oregon town will get u new shingle mill employing fifty men," says the Olympia Recorder, "ac cording to an announcement of the individual who took an option on tint bered land. If Wilson wins the option will he allowed to lapse. That's the way with u thousand and one enter prises. ail waiting to see which way the wind blows. The moment it Is insured that Charles E. Hughes is ■lectcd, just watch the wheels of in 'ustry spin und listen to tie hum of usines*." THE MOST. FAMOUS ROAD'IN AMERICA ' ' '*** FARMERS' AND HOUSEKEEPERS' WEEK AT IDAHO TECH The Farmers' and Houskeepers week at the Idaho Technical institute, Janu ary 6 to 111, in conjunction with the conventions of the seed growers, stock men, swine breeders and dairymen, promises to be in attendanee and at tractiveness of program the greatest agricultural meeting ever held in the state of Idaho. Special rates have been made on the railroads and the Commercial club of Pocatello will as sist in entertaining the large crowd which will be present. The best program ever provided for the stockmen of tlie northwest has been arranged for at this meeting at the state school at Pocatello for the leading men in the United States oil ail livestock problems have consented to be present. It, lias been possible to secure some of these men because of their aUendance at other large gath erings in tne west such as the National Wool Growers' convention, etc., thus making the program the strongest in really great experts. The joint program will be off the press in a few «lays but already the board of control can promise a num ber of great speakers. When a man like Ex-Governor E. M. Anunonds of Colorado has been secured for this con vention, it is needless to say that the meeting will be a success. Governor Anmionds for years lias been u breeder of Hereford cattle on his large farms in eastern Colorado and has done more for the development of beef cattle by gooil feeding and good breeding, prob ably than any other man in the west. He was a member of the state board of agriculture, and is president of the Northwest Livestock association at Denver and Cattle and Horse Growers' association of Colorado. He is a speak er of national repute on livestock and this winter is scheduled for neary every large livestock convention in the United States. Other shining lights on the program are: W. E. Myer, U. S. department of agriculture, the greatest specialist on cow testing; Fred Merrill, formerly of the U. S. department: the famous milk expert, B. R. Kldridge, U. S. depart ment; another dairy expert, John T. Caine, director Utah Agricultural col lege: extension swine expert, E. J. Id dings, dean college of agriculture, U. ot' Idaho, authority oh breeding; Wm. H. Dougherty, president Union Meat Packing company of Portland, authority ou community shipping and marketing; Virgil Patterson, Cudahy field manager on coast market; I). Baker, deputy state veteriniarian on diseases of live stock: Dr. Marshall, 1'. S. department, the greatest sheep and wool authority; llomer Fenn, 1'. S. forestry supervisor, on range conservation: T. W. Tomlin son of Chicago, secretary of American National Livestock association, and a number of state workers. Lew D. Sweet, president of tlie Poca tello Association of America, one of the greatest living authorities will bo present and desires to assist in the or* ganization of an Idaho Potato associa tion; It. E. Reeves, U. S. department, will discuss insect diseases injurious to seeds; O. D. Center, Idaho director of extension. 8. J. Donaldson, R. K. Shep herd, J. H. Webster ami others are on the program. President Brannon of the state university and Hon. D. W. Davis are scheduled for addresses as well as members of the Idaho Tech faculty. IDAHO REGIMENT PAID IN FULL. Boise, Idaho, Dec. 25. — The Second Idaho regiment received a genuine Christmas present in the form of a check for $500, presented by Timothy Began, pioneer business man of Llaho, to go toward paying tlie troop.- the money due them from the state. Tlie check was voluntarily offered by Mr. Regan. It was accepted by Governor Alexander. The chief executive added a second I Christmas present in his personal cheek for $1500, making a total of $6500, which, with the amount on hand to the state's credit, will meet the total obligation of $7533.50. , This means that the regiment will receive the other half of the pay due its officers end enlisted men prior to the time it was mustered into the ser vice of the United States. The money now on hand may 1 be disbursed to the regiment during the present week. When Mr. Regan learned through the preso that, following a conference with the governor, an agreement could not be reached toward advancing the money owing to the fact that personal security from the chiof executive was required, he called upon the governor and said he stood prepared to write a check for $5000 or to advance the loan requested. Lientenant John H. Regan, who re turned from the border Saturday, a short time lr .ter presented the check for that amount signed by his father and made payable to the state's ehief executive. Adjutant General Moody announced today that the first and only official review of the regiment in its entirety by the governor following its return from the Mexican border will take plaee next Monday morning at 11 o'elock before a reviewing stund to be erected in front of tlie enpitol building on Jefferson street. Tlie entire state is invited to be present when the grund view is held. ARE WE LOSING OUR ENERGY? If prices of provisions keep on climb ing us they have been doing during the past year the effect should be a great stimulus to the ' ' back to the farm ' ' movement of which we have heard so much the past decade. Common sense und observation should teach any man that one of the main causes of the high price of food stuffs is the growing scarcity of farm labor, and the consequent curtailment of acre age cultivated. Thousands of farmers ail over this country, unable to secure adequate help, are gradually curtailing their operations until it is no uncom mon sight to nee a farm that formerly sold four or five hundred bushels of corn now hardly producing enough to feed the stock and fatten the pork. Of course we all know thut a gang of unprincipled blood suckers have sie/.ed upon the war as an excuse for boosting the price of everything that we consume, but is a scarcity of produc tion did not exist the foreign demand for foodstuffs would be met and there would still remain in this country a suf ficient quantity to supply all Jiome de - mands at reasonable prices. J ust why young men, and obier ones, too, should wish to leave the farm and rush off to the overcrowded cities in not easy to understand. True, they work hard on tho farm. And equall true, they work even harder in the city and Ivc less. In a majority of cases, un ns they are intellectually far abovi the average of mankind, they live ill penury and die in want. With the present demand for farm products it would certainly appear the height of folly to abandon tlie certain ty of plenty on the farm for the pre carious life of the average city dwell er. A New York writer gives as a rea son for men leaving the farm, that they, dread baing known as "Country Jakes." That writer is a jackass and his statement is a joke. With the pres ent easy means of communication be tween town and country it is difficult in these days to distinguish the town man from the country man. If any thing. the country man approaches near er to masculine perfection than the city cousin. Look at from whatever angle we may view it, the question of the future of the farm is serious. That our young men are leaving it by the thousands is a fact. Thut there are none to re place them in a lamentable fact. Let us make this a year of -iction, I of deeds, and of results. PEACE STILL A POSSIBILITY. Lloyd George 's speech was a mas terly effort, and it is indicative of tho greatness of the man that he arose from a bed of illness to face a crisis and «duty that few men in ragged health could have borne a* well. He had to take care, while not shut ting the door on |>oeeible peace, to make clear that Britain would not falter in fine faith to her allies; and to mae it plain that British hearts would not weaken to the enticements of a craven truce. The allies, he declared to a listening world, will insist that the war must end in a complete guarantee against Prussian militarism disturbing the fu ture peace of Europe. "Without rep aration," he added, "peace would be impossible." These are brave, manly words, but they do not foreclose the possibility of pence. Disarmament would bo the best guarantee of future pence. If Germany will accept general disarmament, by the European [lowers, that obstacle can be overcome. " Reparation " is an elastic word, and the sense in which Lloyd George em ploys it is yet to be revealed. Would Belgium's restoration and the return to France of areas now held by German arms satisfy the entente powerst Th« answer to that is yet to come. And what of Russian dreams of win ning Constantinople f What of RubsIuii I'uIuimI, anil Sibera, and Montenegro, and Rumania, all under the conquering German heel? These obstacles to peae« negotiations seems well night insur mountable; yet nothing is more certain than their ultimate adjustment, for nothing is more certain than the im possibility of the war running on for ever. Some day peace will have to be nego tiated. Can it be better negotiated a yeur from now, or two years hencef Perhaps the situation can be beat in terpreted by the observation that while the outlook is not cheering for an im mediate negotiation of peace, it ia not altogether impossible and black. As some allowance was made for the Ger man chancellor'a necessity for speak ing in boast of the triumphs of German arms, so now some part of the allies' sharp replies may lie discounted as utterance made necessary by public sentiment and diplomatic guard. It is something, it may be much, that both sides are willing to tulk of the possibility of peace. And one man who says "I will" is worth more than a hundred of those who say "I can't." 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