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Bingham County News
BERKLEY WALKER, Publisher Entered as second class matter December 3, 1907, at the postoffice at Blackfoot, Idaho, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. BUSINESS SITUATION IMPROVING Symptoms of improvement in the business situation thave become ap parent with the resumption of outdoor operations, but it cannot be said these indications are sufficiently pronounced to justify sanguine predic tions. It is gratifying that there is^iot the. amount of distress that might have been expected from so - much unemployment, nor the number of busi ness failures that might be expected fallowing so severe a depreciation of values. The most encouraging circumstance lis the fact that the readjust ment of wages and prices which is necessary tio a general revival of indus try is steadily progressing, and without a serious amount of friction. Comparative figures compiled hy authentic agencies do not show a pleasing state of affairs, but they do show what everybody knows—that we are passing through a period of depression, and when we take into ac count the state of business over the world, and the great and heavy fall in prices of our slapie products, there is reason for congratulation that con ditions are no worse. Retail trade continues fair, and wholesale distribution very good, considering the low iprices of farm products and the amount of nonemploy- ment reported. Payments through banks reporting to the federal reserve board are running 20 to 25 per cent lower than a year ago, which is not so great a decrease as might be expected in view of the decline of prices. --O- ILL-ADVISED COMMENT. it is not an uncommon remark that employers are taking advantage of the state of depression and unemployment to force wage reductions. This is an ill-advised comment, calculated to cause bad feeling. It indi cates a want of understanding of the actual requirements of tlhe situation. The fact is that depression and unemployment exist because the industrial situation is out of balance, and there is no remedy except by such read justment of wages and prices as will restore the balance, and enable the various.industries to exchange (products on a fair basis. lit is impossible, when one-half the people of the country have Host ap proximately one-hn'-f their purchasing power, for the other half of tlhe peo ple Jo go on without taking note of it. The depreciation of money which resulted form the war was not a natural or permanent development. Nothing of the kind has ever happened wit'hoult a readjustment afterward, and it iis always the case that the sooner that adjustment is accomplished, so that normal rellations are restored botween the industries, the better lor everybody. It is of no advantage to the workers in any industry to have costs maintained upon a level which prevents the sale of their [products. Some- body must have the sagacity to attempt a restoration loif the conditions un- der which an exchange of products is possible. The compensation of workers in the various branches of industry—which means their purchas- ing power—must be brought hack into equilibrium. Whether it will take a Hong time or a short time depends upon the rapidity with which the public comprehends the situation, and remarks of ithe kind referred to do not promote an understanding. -O- Until President and Mrs. Harding moved into the White House it has always been the practice of the House Appropriations Committee to pro vide for the purchase of furniture for the private apartments of the Presi dent and his family. But., as an example for Government economy, Presi dent and Mrs. Harding have no intention of using a Congressional appro priation for furnishing these apartments. Instead the furniture will come from their own Marion and Washington homes. Give the average American earner an opportunity of furnishing a home lavishly with Oriental rugs, mahogany furniture, beautiful paint ings and costily draperies, and he will take it even Ithough he may know that the funds, making this purahase possible and coming out of the public treasury, will work a hardship upon the country's taxpayers. It is a difficult task to show the average earner that in the conduat of his own affairs and in the disbursement of his own earnings hq should practice thrift and economy. Economy, 'like charity, should begin _at home. It is easy enough to straddle a neighbor's fence and talk long and vigorously about plans and programs that if followed out Gy the "clùcr •i'c.llow" would improve condi tions, hut tne real job-is for individuals themselves to begin a program of economy and thrift at home. ! You'll Save Money By Remodeling Now You who have been waiting for lower prices before you laid that hardwood floor, renewed those old walls and ceilings, re-roofed the house or barn, or built the garage—this mes sage is directed to you. Do you know that lumber and building ma terials are down in many instances 35 per cent? Do you know that you can repair or remodel much cheaper than at any time in the past four years'? Do you realize that every day you wait not only inconveniences you but costs real money ? Repairs Stop Depreciation Do your repairing and remodeling at the pres ent low prices and get the benefit now. We are well supplied with all kinds of good lumber and building materials. Come in and do a little figuring with our sales manager and you will see the big ad vantage of acting now. Boise-Payette Lumber Co. R. B. Dunlap * Blackfoot L. G. Wells Rockford E. C. Taylor Firth J. T. Johnson Keever O. E. Taylor Sterling •*j««j**j** 2 « *3**2**2* ***v *J**I**4* *1* *1* •'**?**«'*«î**î**î**5**î**î* »J* vv *»**J**v**i* *1* O 1 ^'èîfhhorhooà 0 OOOOOGOGOOOOOOO O o CENTERVILLE O 0 O OOOOOQOOOOOOOOO (Delayed ) Mrs. C. H. Parnworth spent the clay last Monday with Mrs. Violet Mills. Fred Poindexter was a Sunday vis itor at the Lowe home last week. Mrs. Will Brown visited with Mrs. Lou Killion fast Monday. Thelma Farnwonth is staying at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Farnworth, and going j to school the rest of the term. Sylvester Rou'bidoux visited at the Tressel home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arvish spent the week-end at the parental home. Mrs. Tressel and sons, Toe, Butch and Charlie, and Mr. and Mrs. Ad- j die Tressel, spent Thursday evening I wi'Vh Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Slone and | family. Jesse Thompson visited at the Fay Ihome, Thursday. A colt belonging to Mr. Tressel was badly cut by a wire fence last week. The winter weather has put a stop to the farmers planting their crops fior a few days. Charlie Stone and Fred Poindexter visited with Lou Killion, Friday morning. Mrs. Kirk came up from Salt Lake Friday morning, tio spend the week end at the ranch. She was accom panied by her son, Ellis. Theo. Farnworth and Avery Hughes visited with Jesse Thompson Friday morning. Mrs. Carl Cook and children left for their home in LaGrande, Oregon, Friday, after a month's visit at tlhe home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ferrell. Mrs. E. S. Deardorff, Cecil Ferrell and Mr. and Mrs. Augustine, accom panied Mrs. Card Cook to Blackfoot, Friday. Little Robert Hughes had the mis fortune to cut one of his fingers to the bone one day last week. Mrs. Ben Arvisih visited with Mrs. Addie Tressel Friday. Joe and Addie Tressel and father, made a trip to the lavas for wood last Friday. Joe Tressel visited with Charlie Stone Sunday. Mrs. Violet Mills and granddaugh ter, were guests ait. the C. H. Farn worth home, Friday evening. Harry, Edna and Joe Fay and 'lit tle Fay Brown, Sam Kirk, Avery Hughes, Henry Arvish and Marjonie Evans, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arvish on Sunday af ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kirk and mother and brother Ellis, and Jesse Thomp son, were over-night guests with friends in Blackfoot, Saturday. Mrs. Kirk and son returned to their home in Salt iLake, Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown and son, and J. W. Fay were entertained at dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arvish, Sunday eventing. Brigham Farnworth and Mrs. Vio let Mills spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arvish. The eve ning was spent in playing "500." Mr. and Mrs. KeiTey visited at the C. E. Haynes 'home in Moreland, Sun day. Brigham Farnworth lost his team of mules last week. He finally found them in the Moreland ceme tery. Mrs. Cecil Ferrell is on the sick 1 list ithis week. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Farnworth. and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Farnworth ! and little daughter, of Pingree, spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Farnworth. Word has been received recently that Mrs. Gasbin Garlic is improving nicely, and expects to leave the hos pital'within a few days. at A is OOOOQQOÖOOOOQOOO o . o o ' MORELAND NEWS. O O O OOOOOGOGOOOOOOO Mrs. Win. Bartlett, who has been sick for some rliine, is on the improve. Mrs. James Leavitt is on the im prove, although stili! confined to her bed. Mr. Coumerilh, of Blackfoot, was a visitor in Moreland on Sunday. Mis', Goldie Thompson and Miss Maddra Grimmitt were Blackfoot vis itors on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Christensen and Leon Wheeler, spent the week end in Moreland. Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Leavitt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker and Mr. and Mrs. Win. Christensen, motored to Pocatello, to see the mother of the ladles, who is in the Lynn Bras, hos pital. Miss Edna MiaKnight and Doyle Roberts went to Idaho Falls tio spend Sunday with lier sister. Mrs. J. M. Jordan. Grandma Benson is very sick at this writing. Messrs. Bills and Parkinson, of Blackfoot, were visit irs here on Sun day i'ast. and spoke on gospel truths in the L. D. S. church. J. J. McKnight, who ,has beer away working since last November a' the arsenal at Ogden, returned home on Friday. O. B. McBride, of this place, who CHARACTER CUAHTY XXX 1 - WHiltAlfRUCS . t - x □n ttJ fW 9° □ □ Vs \A UL At The Summit of Rug-Making is Reached— For those who demand durability, soft, restful color ings that will harmonize with any surroundings, the most elegant patterns with faultless workmanship, and something that will keep new for many years -to come. You'll find all this in the celebrated Whittall line, for which we are the exclusive agents. A splen did line of patterns to select from. The Brown-Eldredge Furniture Co. has been night watchman at the ar senal in Ogden, met with a serious accident a few days ago, when a tile fell on him. He is in the hospital at Ogden. There was a happy surprise given Edward Grimmitt on his birthday, at the Grimmitt home on Friday. Harrison McKniight motored to Blackfoot Friday, to attend a meet ing of the county fair board. A FAVORABLE WINTER FOR THE YELLOWSTONE ELK HERDS A good increase from the survi vors of the southern Yellowstone or Jackson Hole elk herd is looked for this year by officials of ithe Bureau of Biologiical Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture, in view of the unusually favorable win ter just past. 'Last year's rains, it is said, produced a plentiful growth of feed on the ranges, and as a re sult the elk aVe reported to ibe in ex ceillenit condition, with the prospect of only a normal death rate, ins'ead of a repetition of the heavy mortal ity of the winter of 1919-20, due to lack of forage and a sever winter Reports from representatives of the department engaged in the work of seeing to the welfare of itlhe elk say that in the district tributary to Jackson Hole, including the Gros Ventre and Buffalo Fork Valleys, the tun......................................................................................................iimiimiimmimiiiWiI You have invested your dollars änd your future in Blackfoot—you're a stockhold er in the community. Why not co-operate, through the Commercial Club, with other stock holders to make the town grow and thus benefit your property holdings? Growth will bring greater opportuni ties for you and for your boys and girls. Ill The Commercial Club of Blackfoot ......... ...... immnimimi nm mm i; u n mm mi.....miam............ iiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiMnmnWnm^Æaaftni ■■■i^M-f , X , vvXH.X"XX-..Xv-X"!HX"XX , V'> , i"iX"!"X.*.-.".".- , ."."."X"X-XX , 'S"X"X"i";"W-;-K"H"XX"S-HH , .; , l elk now remaining of the southern herd numlber about 9,000, having freen reduced to this number from almost 20,000 in 1919. There was such a shortag^of feed in the winter of 1919-20, resulting from the se vere drought of the previous summer, that in addition to hay purchased and fed by the State it was ailso nec essary for the Federal Government to spend about $36,000 for lhay to save part of this herd from starva tion. The tremendous loss that 'has re cently occurred in this herd can not be attributed to a single oause. The one most responsible, however, is the almost total lapik of suitable winter range in Government ownership. Were these winter ranges within the National Forest the solution would be comparatively simple, even though disastrous to the settlers dependent upon these ranges for their susten ance. Areas upon which the elk are absolutely dependent for winter for age are now largely in private own ership and can only be secured for use by the < 3 i'k by purchase or some other arrangement with the owners. The areas within the forests most suitable for winter range for the elk have been set aside for that purpose as a temporary expedient, but these areas are neither well suited nor lo cated to meet the objects desired. Even wviith this assistanc? the elk are only able to survive mild winters, and when a severe season occurs losses from starvation are appalling. It must inevitably fölow that tihis ehrd will soon Ibe reduced to the number for Which hay can be pro vided unless winter ranges are im mediately provided tor them. It is not too late to preserve the elk in goodly numbers; huit there must be a thorougn recognition of responsibility and adequate State and Federal legislation. The Larsmle Mountains. The Laramie mountains are a rangs of the Rockies In southeastern Wyo ming. It begins on the south bank of the North Platte river, In Natrona county, somewhat southeast of the center of the state, and extends in a southeasterly direction through Al bany and Laramie counties, being cut by the Lpramie river and Its north branch. The range is mostly a broad upland, of from seven to eight thou sand feet elevation, with no outstand ing summits. Life's Minor Worries. Frequently a woman worries a grei deal over the question of calling c another woman who doesn't care 1 the least whether she calls or not. itostou Transcript.