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îtepufjücan THE Official Paper of Bingham County VOL. XV, NO. 30. BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, APRIL 15. 1921 BLACKFOOT BUYS WATER BARGAIN Contract Let for New City Water System- for $188,300—Construc tion to Start Within a Week. Blackfoot will have the new water works, at a total cost of $188,300— and have them right away; for work is to he. begun within a week, and rushed to completion within six months, while the weather is still good for economical building. On Monday night, the city council finally accepted the hid of the Wheel right company of Ogden, for the com plete system, for the price named. The bonds were accepted at [par for the full payment. Cast iron mains are to be used Dor all sizes above 4 Snch, comprising 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16-inch pipe; the Matheson joint sheet steel' pipe will go for the rest of the system. This is the bid men tioned in the News of last Friday, and it was finalfy put through just as ithen outlined. Mr. D. R. Wheelright, president of the construction company, and G. H. Malan, superintendent oif construc tion, were in Blackfoot to appear be fore the council in the final expira tion of conditions and ito sign the contraint. Mr. Malan has been here most of the time for more than two weeks, from the time the original bids were first opened. He will not remain during the construction per iod, however, as his duties will call him as superintendent of all the com pany activities in a number of places; though he will be here from time to time to check up the work. It is the announced policy of the company to use as much hand labor as possible; though they will use a trenching machine for part of the small mains in the sections where there are no pipes to interfere. The job will require a large crew; prob ably mulch more than 100 men most of the time, though the number that can Ibe used will depend on the re ceipt of the materials from the fac tories. Mr. Wheelright and Mr. Malan left Tuesday for Ogden, after signing the contract with the citiy council. They will gather up the necessary equip ment to ship here -as soon as pos sible, and they expect to have a con siderable force of men at work with in a week. The first work will be the placing of mains in the new |plav ing districts, using the cast mains bought by the council last year with this paving (contingency in view. Ma terials will be brought in as rapidly as possible, and there should be no let-up iin the activity until the sys tem is completed and turned over to the city. Mr. Malan especially says that the work of the city council in setting forth the community needs, and in forcing the best possible bids so as to save a itoo-heavy outlay of pub'ic funds, is admirable. He rates the Blackfoot city council as one of the best municipal governinghodiies with whom he has. ever done business. The-immediate starting of work in sures a payroll that will be reflect ed in every home in this vicinity. There is small probability that any .lower Ibids would have been received •this year; indeed, a delay of a very few weeks would certainly have run the work up into t)he winter, or at least into the time of changeable, troublesome weather, and the added costs on the weather contingency would almost, certainly have been much greater than any possible re duction of material costs. A reduc tion of freights might conceivably come before the heavy pipe is all shiplped; but this is improbable if the system is to be even started this year. The fire and health necessi ties of the city 'have made an immed iate new system a practical neces sity—so there you are. REGISTER FOR CITY ELECTION. Register or you can't vote. City Clerk Quillin wild receive your registration any day up to and including Saturday, April 23. ooooooooooooooo o o o FREE GARDEN SEEDS ° O FROM YOUR UNCLE SAM ° o o O The Farm Bureau has receiv- O O el a considerable shipment of O O f.i rm and garden seeds, from the O O congressional free seed distri- O O tution. O O If you want anything they Q O have, phone in to 140-w, or O O write them, or call in person, O © rn.d <>ey will be given to you O © free of Charge. They have O © some good stuff, and it's free as O O air. ° O o OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GRAND CHANCELLOR HERE. Head of K. P. Lodge Says Excellent Things of Blackfoot. Hon. Perry W. Mitchell, former j state senator from Nez Perce county. ] and now grand chancellor of the ! Knights of Pythias of Idaho, visited j Blackfoot, Tuesday gnd Wednesday, ] on his annual inspection tour. He |. was taken for a long ride out ! through the surrounding country, and on his return said that. "Black foot and vicinity shows more pros perity than almost any other com munity I have seen in tlie state. Your farms are good; your business judgment in voting bonds for |dty improvements, last year, and doing the work now when the wages will do the most good and prices are the lowest, was unimpeachably sound; and you ought to prosper—as you will, and have." Mr. Mitchell was here about a doz en years ago, to a Pythian conven tion, and came again seven years ago. He speaks of the vast improvement that is taking place from year to year, and he commends Blackfoot in no measured terms for her enterprise. The lodge held a big meeting, Tuesday night, with a few invited guests, and a feed such as hungry men haven't been bolieving there was left in the world. It was a red letter day in Pythian history. NEW LAW OFFICE. East Side Attorneys Refit Their Place in Attractive Manner Visitors in the Thomas & Ander sen law office those days almost need a guide to locate the old familiar landmarks. Some radical changes in partitions, repainting and refln ishing the whole place, and a rear rangement of furniture, gives them a classy suite of rooms. There is no (Continued on page five) LITTLE LOSS FOR STOCK ON BANGE Snow of Last Week Has Not Brought Disaster That Was at First Feared Though Some Stock Has Suffered. The snow of last week will not be especially harmful to live stock on the range, according to Ralph Dixey, one of the best known stock men of the valley. The cattle had gone to the Hills rather earlier fha,n usual, because of the especially fine graz ing there. From the Reservation they had sent 6630 head, and some of them had gone pretty well up. With the snow, however, the wise old cows didn't need herders to protect them—they headed hack down the slcipe3 to where there was less snow, and they were able to find feed with in two or three days at the most, at the lower levels that still had fine winter feed. Few calves had come, so that the loss of young stock is practically nothing at all. Mr. Bixcy says that whereas last year there was a great mortality among the cailves, because o*f short feed and poor condition of the herds in general—many of the stockmen saving hardly more than 30 or 4 0 per cent of the normal increase— there is promise this season of a full calf crop and a chance to save it all. Even though prices should remain low, with twice as many animals to sell and so little additional expense, the cattlemen are bound to prosper. There will be some loss of lambs, from the flocks that had been prema turely driven away from the winter feeding grounds. The lambs would suffer in the snow and the short feed, and not a few of them are already kicking up their tiny heels in the happy hunting grounds of the Nev er-Was—the weaker lambs "that hadn't the vitality to fight it out on the snowdrift line. Mr. Dixey hadn't yet calculated this latest snow, which came Thurs day after his interview on Wednes day. It isn't as heavy as 'he one a week ago, hut it is "powerful" wet, and coming on the animals weakened by even the two or three days depri vation of last week, it may be ser ious especially for the ambs and ihe "ooriy-wintered old stock. MARRIED. E. S anlev Park aid Agnes Black- j I man, formerly of Blackfoot, were ! married Tuesday, April 12th, at the ! home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Elackman of 129 South Lincoln, Pocafollo, Bishop Pond offi ciating. After a few days In Pocatello, Mr. and Mrs. Park will leave for Hagerman on an extended visit. j I *1* *»**'J* , $**î**« 4 *1* *$• *!**4**«**I**5**I* •!*♦** •I**!**!* •»* v* *1* •£•*»*•** •% ********* *» *1* *5* *** News Will Appear Only Once a Week Hereafter During the pas: several months, in fact for almost a year, it has been the policy of conservative business men to retrench in every manner possible, so far as the expenditure of money -in the conduct of their business iis concerned. This policy, which has usually been adopted after mature deliberation, has saved many firms from bank ruptcy. and preserved their usefulness as factors in the upbuilding of the communities in which they have been operating. We will all admit that a modern limousine is more desirable as a vehicle to be used for the ivonveyance of one's family «round the town and country, than the olü-i'a&hioned "one horse shay," hut if the limou sine means the loss of the home in which the family Is being reared, then the one horse Shay would he more conducive 'to the ultimate happiness of the family. No one tikes to reduce the magnitude, or dull the outward glow of his business institution, as it appears to tiie public in general; hut such a course is often well advised, when it becomes evident that it is the only policy which will prevent tlie utter destruction, or at. least the serious Impairment of the business structure as a whole. The late war, ana the reconstruction period in the midst of which we aire now, has caused all wide-awake business men to make two adjustments in their tactiics: the first an adjustment of expan sion, when prices were soaring and everybody had more money to spend than lie could easily get rid of, and when a merchant could not buy e dollar's worth of goods and get rid of it without milking a good profit on it when he sold it; the other, an adjustment of ro trenolimenf, When every dollar's worth of goods the merchant buys promises nothing hut a very small profit and perhaps an actual loss, and when people can hardly get money enough to conduct their every day business. This newspaper has decided to ado|pit the same policy that is being adopted by other conservative, well managed business insti tutions, that Is, a policy of retrenchment and reduction of running expenses. At one itime this was a daily newspaper, and employed some eight, ten or a dozen people in the course of its publication and distribution. Those who owned stock in the company at that time know how well the business paid the stockholders, >and what a sorry end It came to, last fail when it was knocked down to the highest bidder under tihe Sheriff's hammer. Mr. W. S. Parkhurst bought flie paper iat that time, and did some retrenchment, which he saw immediately was necessary. He did much to put the lousi ness on its feet, and with (the assistance of Mr. C. J. TAsle as editor, th'e palper has gainod a prestige Which 'it never had before. On March 1st, the present year, the undersigned purchased the plant and business, including the good will and every Ihdng connect ed therewith, and since that time has been running it on Itlie same line of procedure pursued by Mr. Parkhurst. But, after seven weeks ownership and management, the conviction has finally leaked through into his cranium that some more retrenchment is necessary, to make it a permanent, and useful institution in your community. Henceforth the News will appear once each week only, on Fri day, and, as a respectable weekly, at the moderate subscription price of two dollars per year, we firmly believe that it will fill all the requirements of the public, as well as a twice-a-week publica tion with the publisher having a hard time to meet his hills. We have no indention of allowing the iplant to be sold at sheriff's sale again while we 'have the management of it, and anyone who pays a year's 'subscription to our "weekly," is absolutely sure of getting just what he pays for, and nothing more nor less. The merchants 'have tried heroically to support our twdiae-a week edition in an advertising way, and the subscribers have done likewise. By our new arrangement, it will not! be so expensive to either the 'advertising public or the reading public. And we be lieve they will both be as well served in the 'future as in the past. Beginning with our next edition, Which will appear on Friday, April 22nd, ithe undersigned will be the editor as well as the pub lisher. We have had a good many years expenience both as an editor and manager, and although the first paper we get out will perlialpis not amount to much as a newspaper, we are confident the second edition will be a little better, and that in the course of a month or six weeks we will bo able to covor the field satisfactorily. The undersigned and his wife and mother have come to Blackfoot to live, and are now living here, with the full intention of making this their permanent home. Those subscribers who have paid in advance at three dollars per year, will be given credit, on their subscription in proportion to the reduction in price,,. That is, a person who is now paid one year in advance will .be given credit for eighteen months' subscription; the person who' is paid six mouths in advance at three dollars per year, will be marked up to nine months in advance, etc. We think you will all agree with us when we say that tlie for mer stockholders in the Bingham County Daily News have mo right, moral or otherwise, to hold a grudge against the paper under i's present management and ownership, on account of mistreatment which they received 'from the paper While they themselves owned it. and were responsible for its management. If you own a farm, and through your own mismanagement, or through the 'mismanagement of the supervisor whom, you chose to run it, lose mioney on your farming operations, and finally lose the farm itself, would you hold a grudge against an innocent party who comes along and buys the farm for a home with some good money which he has honestly worked hard to accumulate? After he has moved onto the farm, would you refuse to neighbor with him, or to buy any of bis pota toes, chickens or roasting ears, simply because you once owned that farm yourself and did not get good resit 1 ts from it? That would be childish. The same principle applies in the case of ithis newspaper. If ytou did not get good service out of it While you owned it yourself, if you lost money on it, and finally lost the stock which you pur chased, all through your own mismanagement, or the misman agement of 'the parties whom you chose to conduct the business for you, is than any reason why you should hold a grudge against a man Who finally comes along and buys the plant with his own hon estly gotten money, and is endeavoring to (plut it on a sound business basis? 'Une présent owner is not asking anybody to buy stock in this newspaper; Ihe wants that all himself. If there is one of the former stockholders who is so narrow-minded as ito blame the pres ent owner for the mismanagement of the business while they them selves (the 'former stockholders) were responsible for its manage ment, we do not want anything to do with that kind of man, and tihe sooner he (tomes in and orders his name taken off our subscrip tion list, the better we will be satisfied. The people of Blackfoot have learned to love Mr. I-isle, as has also the working force of the News office. His cheerful articles, in which he sometimes administers gentle rebuke, but always gives friendly counsel', will no dnubt lie sadly missed by our readers. His presence in church, lodge and home circles has always been a source of pleasure 'to those with whom he came in contact. Mr. I,isle has not fully decided to leave Blackfoot, and it ds the wish of his many fniends that he may remain in the community, as a helpful member In the future the same as in .the past. BERKLEY WALKER. 4» •!—!— I—Î- *!—!—!• ! • ■ SNOW STORM. I j The merry little spring lime that i I frolicked into the valley a few days ago. is hollering for help somewhere j lout in the crue' and blinding snow .storm that is now raging. Its friends I dissent go to its rescue, lest they i lose their way and purrish miser ably. About six inches of snow had j fallen at the time of this wri'iing; though part of it had melted away, MORE MEN THAN JOBS. Farm Bureau Has Long List of Ap plicants for Work. There are more job-hunters regis tered at the Farm Bureau office, than there are .farm jobs to give'them I employment. The supply is any I where from five to twenty-five ahead of the demand, and if the rain and j snow' continues, so that the farm crops will grow without irrigation, the jobs will be likely to remain scarce until harvest time. If by that time, the registrants have scat tered, or starved, or turned Bolshe vik, or dried up and blown away, and I there is a bumper crop to he gather 'd, P will be Interesting to look back on these jobless days and pick out the names that would perhaps have been honest-to-igooilness farm hands who would have been bargains to hire. The opening of the street work, and the promise that tlie munivipal water works work is to he begun within the next week, and the svato hospital building that is conning along sometime this spring, will make Bla'ckfoot the best town in Ida ho this summer. They've been flock ing In from every direction, counting on jobs here—and it's no wonder that some of them are ahead / of the procession Iby at least a few days. ELECTRIC BAKERY. The new Electric Bakery, which is to occupy one-half of the Pearson store a.t the corner of Bridge land Broadway, should be ready for busi ness abomt the first of May. Work was begun in remodeling the store building, Wednesday, to provide a place for tihe apparatus. Some o.f ihe machinery is already on the way, and it will all he here in good time for the May opening; though lit has been delayed longer than was at first expected. ROTARIANS MEET TO WIND UP YEAR ''Ladies' Night" Brings Out Full At tendance and They Put On an Al together Joyful Program. Blackfoot Rotarians /celebrated the closing of another year's activities, at their "Ladies' night" (banquet, Tuesday night. It was perhaps the biggest meeting of the year—and fully 100 per cent the best, consider ing their guests. »Short addresses were piv< n ibÿ Hon Peter G Jo h nst on, on "Ro fury " and by Dr. Gillilan on "Our Far East Problems." Af er l hese. the entertainment convmi ttoe took burgh meeting charge, tor a program of unusual ex cellence. Some extraordinary mu sicians were introduced an import ed Senegum'bian with his banjo, a stately Hnanish cavalier straight from old Madrid, plucking daintily j on the same old guitar that cavaliers i have raved about for 'steen centur | ies, and a Ghetto Hebrew wi'h u j fiddle that conAd speak in seven lan guages. Someone who helped make i up the program, and the performers, I said that they were Judge Andersen, I J. H. Early and Doc Hudson, ser jiatiim; hut hardly anybody wiho saw them would believe these gentlemen could make up so > leverly. If it wasn't 'they, the Rotary club missed three members that night! They put on some clever ensemble music, and later led in the singfest. Mrs. Dus tin sang several delightful songs, and E. L. Anderson and L. B. Dus tin rendered some topical songs with local hits that brought the heartiest apn'ause. A dance followed. The dinner was an elaborate affair, one [that would persuade the sourest, sel lisliest man that lie ought to he a Rotarian and rotate wherever such good times could be had. The nex' meeting will he held May 1st. when the new officers will I he installed. These are. H. D. Mac ] Cosham, president; E. T. Peck, vice j •president; Milton Fehnel, secretary; i an<l Ernest Pearson, treasurer. These j named gentlemen, with F. W. lierry | man, E. L. Anderson and Geo. F. 1 G agon, constitute the board of direc tors. The lodge will 'be represented at the international convention at Eddn i hungli, Scotland, by Peter G. John ! a on, who with his wife ylans to I visit 'his native Albin this summer. Every Rotary C.'ub is entitled to one 'delegate, but not every one is able ! to afford the $1500 luxury, or to [have a member who's making the trip anyhow and lean represent his (fellows as delegate. Pocatello will be represented by William \V allin, of the Tribune, who is now visi ing in Europe and will attend the Edin PEOPLE'S TICKET TAKES IHE FIELD Two Complete Lists of Nominees Now Before the Voters for the Coming- Municipal Election. The People's Ticket is the latest in tiie field for municipal suffrage, the ticket having been nominated at a public meeting held at the court house Wednesday night. I was to he filed on Thursday, the last possi ble date under the state law. The meeting was called to- order by L. M. Capps, and O. L. Rider was clioren as chairman. Roy DeKay was made secretary, 1) y acclamation. On the call for nominations for Mayor, the names of A. B. Stephens and N. J. Thorstenberg were pre sented. Stephens received 2S votes, to 12 for his opponen,'.. and was de clared the nominee. Ray DeKay I was chosen as candidate for tHo city iilerkship, there being no other names offered. N. • . (Jack) Stone was nominated for treasurer, with out opposition. For councilman, R. E. Hansen and Joseph Counierilh were offered, from the First Ward, and by motion they were nominated by acclamation. In the Second W rl, five names were presen'ed; lot three of the men, O. L. Rider, J. Eslensen and Win. Snyder, rose to decline the honors. The question was raised tlhait no one whose name was pre sented, ^had a right to decline with out the consent of the nominating sponsor; but the chairman ruled that tills point was not well taken, so the names were withdrawn. The names of E. II. Allred and Fred Seeger, be ing ithe only ones left for eonsidera tion, were accepted by acclamation. The Third Ward find three candi dates, George H. Smith, Parley G. Clark, and Mark Tuohy. This was I lie only ward in which a written ballot was necessary; Messrs. Smith and Tuohy being the winners in the friendly 'contest. Frank Hesse and Lawrence White wero chosen by acclamai' lion, to re present the Fourth Ward. A motion was made to leave this ward blank in the ticket, or else endorse directly E. L. Anderson and J. ,L Boyilo, who bnd been named on the Economy Improvement ticket, as tihey were said to bo entirely satisfactory to the Fourth Warders represented in the later convention. It was hold, by the chair, that such combinations might jeopardize the validity of the new ticket, so tiie two names were voted in to complete the People's list. For a campaign name, The Tax payers' Ticket was suggested; but on the presentation of "Tiie Pe jn'e's Ticket" as a designation, it was adopted, and will he filed and voted for under this name. Messrs. Oapips, Regan, Rich, Sny der, Benesh, Bellamy and K.stensen were named as an executive commit tee, to fill vacancies and have charge of tiie campaign activities. Just before the News goes to press, word was received from the state at torney general that the People's Ticket, 'above outlined, was too late to get on the regular official ballot; that the law required all such filings to he 12 days before the election, ex clusive of election day, and that since this ticket was not offered for filing within the statutory time. It can not De iplaced on the ballot. The matter was brought up by Clerk Quillin when the ticket was present ed to him for filing, Thursday. He secured the opinion of the city at torney, which was that it could not lie accepted. In order to settle the matter by the highest possil/e auth ority, Mr. Quillin wired the facts to idle attorney general, who held as j above written. It will be possible, however, 'to I write in any names in the regular I ballot, in the blank spaces provided for this purpose. NO PUBLIC R*N P ASTURES. The only hennery thahtcity ordin | ance No. 48 allows to run at large in the streets of Blackfoot is Hen nery Ford; and he is liable to be restricted, too, in good time. The ordinance aforesaid makes it a mis demeanor for any person to allow chickens, ducks, geese, snowbirds or 'other fowls o run at large and an noy the neighbors; and Chief of Po lice White is ordered to chase the I offending birds to their respective dens and the owners to the police I court for each and every offense. I A hen can i'je mighty offensive if the neighbor lodges a complaint— j and a word to the wiseheimer is as I g od as a book.