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EERKLEY WALKER, Publisher C. J. LISLE, Editor Entered as second class matter December 3, 1907, at the^ postoffice at. Blackfoot, Idaho, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o o ° A BETTER BLACKFOOT AT HAND. O O - o O No communs ty ought to gra so deeply into debt that the bur- O C3 den of keeping up the bond interest is greater than the benefits G Ü the expenditures may bring. The only object in borrowing is ito O Ü receive better returns for the use ol' money than the actual cost of O Ü the loan. g Ü Blackfoot can well afford to consider (he present bonds, for O G water works, for schools, for paving, as a good investment. The O O city must have more waiter; tliait necessity is beyond investment! G G consideration—the waiter must be had, at whatever cost. The c.ity Q Ü council lias imade an exceptionally good bargain in placing the i:*»n- O Ü tract and (he tonds toge' her, at the present price; it is a real busi- O Ü ness bargain, ithal ought to pay for itself within the next ten years, G O entirely independently of the forced investment. The school bonds O O recently sold wifi place the school district on a straight cash l/insis, G O and make it possible to conducit the business at less expense with O Ü far better results than the old debt system. The paving bonds, O O which were voted by the improvement district and are paid only O O by (hose who are directly benefited and not by the pity as a whole, O Ü are in a large sense purely private matters; (if the property owners O ü lMv'ieve in and vote for and pay for thorn, the rest of the people O O should worry! g O This bond-borrowing money, for water works, for paving, for O O schools, and the state bond sale that its to (build the new hospital, O O give Blackfoot a cash capitall of approximately half a million dol- O Ü lars or outside money to tide the country through the worst year O G in decades. This money will to marvels ito restore normality in O O this section of the state. Everybody will have some use of this O O sum; every business will receive some profit from its circulation. O Ü It is true that there is a pay-day somewhere iu the future; Q O but whoever thought that it was a wanton extravagance to hire a O Ü doctor and pay hint real money to bring the family out of a dan- O ü gérons illness? The community is sick; its most important (li.usi- O O ness just novels to get well—and then tit can many times over re- O Ü pay the doator toi Ills—whidh are the bonds that imme so providen- O G tialiy as life-savers. Some communities that have already Him- O Ü paired credit, or too "prudent" a spirit to allow them to buy medi- O Ü cine at this critical time, are going to suffer terribly for years O O to come. O ü Bay-day for health or worth-while improvements is easy for O Ü the healthy man or community—infinitely easier, and more ra- O O tional, Khan penurious illness and starvation. O O Blackfoot is going to be good this year; and better next year O Ü because of starting now. O O O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOGOOOOOOOOOOQO -o WHO PAYS THESE HIGH WAGES? In a conversation over the Charging of $15 ia day for plasterers, down in California, a local mechanic remarked to the News writer that it was a shame that "Capital"-—-possibly meaning the Nows and all the rest of America except the 20,000 plasterers—was so unjust in roaring about an honest workman getting a fair return for his labor. Plasterers, however, represent only one element of the building trade; it merely happened that they were named rafiher than pilumlbers, or painters, or any other spniaOized class. But the fact is beyond ques tion, that a few specialty workers have so enormously increased the cost of building, that despite the tact Jhnt lumber is down within sight of it lie pre-war price, and that most material costs have dropped far below the war peak, and that carpenters and most oilier timbermen have ac cepted a commercial wage scale, there is no building. The nation needs as least, a million now homes; some statisticians say five million. But few self-respecting men would even try to (build, and he held up at $15 a day or anything like it. There is no market for carpenters, for the mine out of every iten imen who are usually 'Cimrtoyed 'In some capacity in the building trades, just because a few of these specialty workers have refused to let go their stranigle-hold. There will lie no' Building work for the v, arpenter, the bod-carrier, the sawmill and forest worn er, for all the usual .grades of building labor, until these their "comrades" begin to tote fair with them. For the $15 a day that they demand, comes off the $5 or $6 a day that the others do not ge\ because people won't build. WORLD PEACE WITHOUT "THE" LEAGUE. President Harding, in his first message to congress, definitely rejects the Deague of Nations, in these plain words: "in flic existing League of Nations, world governing with its super pov. vs, tli-is government will have no part. There can be no misinterpre tation and there will be no lie rayai of the deliberate expression of itlhe American ipeople in the recent election ; and. settled in our decision for our elves, it is only fair to say to the world in general, and to our asso ciates in war in particular, that the League covenant can have no sanc tion by us." However, the American government, by and of and for America first, is going to go as far in settling world peace as if we had sunk every war ship and strangled every soldier, or else had 'let every ship tie sunk und every so 1 '(tier he killed in fighting the battles ito "preserve -peane" that the majority of tlie League could ailive forced upon us. There is reason to believe that the peace that President Handing will secure by agree ment—and by keeping America free of entangling alliances—will far transcend the old League, in humanity, in practicability, in quick adop tion; and thait through America shall come international peace such as the world has dreamed for'twenty cen'uries and died a thousand spiritual deaths because the glad day was so long deferred. BETTER ROADS MEAN MORE MONEY. The rain this week will wet up the roads so thait very little work would put them into splendid condition for travel. Some districts in the loounty have worked i)heir roads quite well (this spring; but the larger part of the county roads are still untouched, -or practically so. There is no tax money for roads; all the work done this year will -have to he voluuiteer. Everybody who travels, has the choice of two courses: Either help fix the roads, or travel 'the whoje year over bumpy, ruti'b'. expensive or dangerous roads. A bad road cuts more value off of tires, and breaks more springs and wears out cars -and rigs of every ktind, than any man's share of -a volunteer campaign to keep perfect roads. If the recent snow and rains have saved the price of one irrigation, it ought to be a bargain for everybody ito pitch in and help make rt'he roads hotter while the soil is still mods*- and workable so as to -insure -good traveling for the whole year. It is bo much a matter of actual money sav-i:.-, to have good roads ifor every trip 'to town, that -there ought to he *:ot a thought of shirking when the highway gangs take the field. O it was hard luck, but it was inescapable logic, for he seed-listrilhu tion department to decree that only in districts that showed a real prob ability of raising a g-rciV dole crop, coitld the government loan money l'or seeding this -spring, it is the ikkit investments, and not the loans that are surely repaid, that makes the whole nation groan in overtaxation. The government, to lie successful. Has to invc -* its mono; as a hank oi as an individual woulld—expeating an adequate return for every dollar spent. That the Snake River Valley did not meet the requirements, is up to Nature and to the settlers who may be engaged in a bad business risk. STANDING TROUBLE ENDED "I never would have bq'ieved that any medicine could do so mutch for a person as Tanlac has for me, for it has not only relieved me of a long standing case of indigestion but has also put me in fine shape," said Dr. A. M. Curl, the well-known dentist at Weiser, Idaho. "For years," he continued, "my stomach had given me much trouble, and it had got so much worse a year ago that I suffered agony after every meail. Everything I ate would sour and form gas that lb,loafed me up un til I was in misery. I lost my appe tite and often had to leave the 'table without touching a bite. I tried all kinds of medicines and treatments, but just kept getting worse. "Tanlac has changed ai'l that and I am now feeling like a new man. The very first bottle gave me an ap petite and I began to eat better than I had done for years. I soon found that I could eat anything I wanted without suffering in the least after wards. I rapidly gained in weight and have already put on ten pounds and am stronger in every way. I can work right along every day now and am full of life and energy. I think so much of Tanlac that I al ways advise my patients who come to me for dental work but who are in a run-down condition, to try this medicine." GROVELAND NEWS, (Continued from page 7) The Bird family, from Idaho Falls, have moved into Jerry Earley's old home. Rasmus Christensen recently lost a fine cow. The Knudson family have nnoved into Bailey's old home, and Mr. Knudson's son has moved initio Alfred Lindsay's home. While Paul and Arthur Shoemak er were riding a horse the either evening, an auto truck ran into them, which frightened the horse badly, and the boys had a narrow escape. Miss Delta Man-gum visiited her parents, Sunday. Dr. Hampton and wife and V. G. Hampton and wife, visited their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hampton, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Chria'iensen spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Shoemaker. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Christensen hart visitors from Salt Lake Sunday, who came here in an auto, and they pronounced the roads from there in a very good condition. The seventh and eighth grades gave a party at the school house Fri day night. Dancing was itlhe pas time of the evening, and orangeade and cake were served. Mrs. Hannah Howard is on the sick list. Latiheal Seamans and Merlin Hale drove -into Blackfoot Sunday even ing. Their horse became frightened at a bicycle and smashed the f uggy, but the boys were unhurt. Mrs. C. Niygard is still improving in health. Melvin Barrus. Arroet Haie. Ste phen Talbot, Eugene Hale, R. B. Higgins, iGeorge Mclvie and Claus Anderson, were Blackfoot visitors on Saturday. In honor of Miss Nora Nygard's birthday, Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Ny-gard, and Mr. and Mrs. James Christensen called at her home. They oak i,-e cream, and Mrs. C. Nygard, who lias been sick so long and on a certain diet, was able to partake of the feast. Chinere Like the Phonrgr-aph. The phonograph has found great favor In Chinn. Chinese buyers like cheapness, and they do not mind the scratching so long as the machine Is loud enough. The record-making is most expensive, the most famous Chi nese bntids and singers being engaged. The Chinese do not enre for foreign records, except for laughing songs and loudly clashing Instrumental selections, with the bugle and drum. Just because its better tea your enjoyment in partaking of it * is complete : - i j?S "Fifty-Fifty.'* At supper mother asked Buddy how he got along with arithmetic that day. lie answered with some pride: "I know'd almost as much as I didn't know." 'TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE." Here is a business editorial from The Printers' Auxiliary: "Just suppose Mr. Jones is a good average American citizen, with a good average American wife and good average-sized family of chil dren, living in a good average Am erican .home or on a good average American farm. "And someone should make this proposition to him: " 'Mr. Jones, I propose to furnish ■you a servant and companion for your whole family, including your wife and yourself—'' "And right there Mr. Jones would say, 'Hold on. You have the wrong prospect. I don't need any servant nor any companion. Look ait this Hock, and see if you can see where we need to add -to our number or to our expenses.' " 'Wait a minute, Mr. J«ne3, you cannot appreciate the proposition fully umtil I have described the party and the accomplishments to be se cured and the benefits to be derived. This party, as I said, will be a com panion to you and to your wife, as well as a servant; sexless and age less; intelligent, even wise; -healthy; agreeable and good-humored;' ex perienced; clean-thinking and dlean speaking; will tell your kiddies their bedtime story; help the hoys and girls make their playthings; help you around the place or on the farm; ho'p mother with her cooking, her dressmaking and her house plan ning; hell you clean jokes to lighten the end of a tired day; inform you of What is going on in Xhe neighbor hood as well -as in the state and the world; even show you pictures jyou would be interested in; tell you where you can buy the best things for the least money; -and iperform -many wonders which do not just now come to mind; and at practically no cost, with no lazy days and no over sleeping, no sickness and no aniger or harsh words. How would you like to make such an addition to your home establishment?' " 'My goodness, Smith! There ain't no such animal!' " 'Yes, there is, but not so much appreciated as -it should be. It is one of a ihai'f-dozen community news Lucky Strike cigarette Jiiitwiii i m Morale was a big factor in winning the war—morale has much to do with the progress of your town and with improv ing your own prosperity. Join hands with the other fellow who believes in Blackfoot and help to do the things that lead to growth and betterment. x Your ideas and your co-operation are needed—a little money and a lot of interest will accomplish more than ten times the money if public interest lacking. is The Commercial Club of Blackfoot .«.=4 $=: papers published near you, and it will do everything I have menloned —and more. It will cost you two dollars for a year's service, and there is nohing on the face of the earth 'C*Xriririri*d"X"XX* , 9-Xri~M*4ri*-X"X"X"X--X"X"X-*X"X"X~XX"X"9-X--X--X 5 * 4 * * 4 * * We are in the market for all kinds of fat stuff y * 4 - I Beef, Veal, Pork, Mutton, Chickens, | * etc. Also Eggs and Butter y * Highest cash market price always paid. We x I are making pre-war prices on all meats. y Pacific Meat Market | Y ........... . ......... .... ; • • ; ; t ,| Spring Exhibit welcome your inspection of the * * SeasonsHome Furnishing Creations which we can absolutely assure the trade comprise by far the most beautiful line of House Furnishings shown since before the World War. It seems that manufacturers and designers have exhibited extraordinary ability to pro duce goods of superior quality complete, with by far the lowest price we have had for many seasons. We invite every person in Bingham county to come and see the latest creations in Rugs, Wall Paper, Linoleum, Brass Beds, Bed Room and Dining Room Sets, in fact everything that goes to make the home beautiful. It is true that woman makes the home, but it is up to us to furnish it. Come in and look around. " The House of Quality " The Brown-Eldredge Furniture Co. which people buy that gives as much value for the price paid.' " 'All right, Smith. Send me the paper you have in mind-—but r e member, It must be clean.' "