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THE BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS Official Paper ;of Bingham County PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKF00T, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1921 VOL. XV, NO. 32 GRIMM ALFALFA (By B. F. Sheehan, State Seed Com missioner. ) Ten years ago the Sterling and Aberdeen sections of Bingham County, Idaho, were noth ing other than a portion of a typical western, undeveloped sagebrush cov ered country. It was the home of the jack-rabbiit and the ground squir rel. Today this same section is the home of some of Idaho's most pro gressive farmers. It is also -the seat of production of over fifty per (cent of the true-to-name Grimm alfalfa seed placed on the market. And to day these growers are linked into what gives promise of being one of the most successful cooperative mar keting organizations in the west. The farmers have not been saitis fled with the production of standardized product but have gone Springfield, well nhe7dTnd organized whV"is"to"bë known as the Bingham County Grimm Allait a Seed Growers' Asso ciation—a purely cooperative non stock non-profiit, marketing associa tion. With the ever increasing demand for seed of Grimai alfalfa in the eastern and middle western states— there has been a like demand for a certified and guaranteed Grimm pro duct. 'Too often one hears the state ment, "there is more Grimm alfalfa sold than produced." To protect their industry the Grimm grawers of -Bingham county are going for ward with an organization whose membership will have to account for «the exact source of their original seed, agree to grow only Grimm alf alfa seed (no common allowed), con form to set purity requirements, and agree to -allow the association |to in spect their fields during the growing season, supervise itihreshing and mar ket their seed for a period of five years. Proper -marketing has -been the big handicap of these western grow ers. This past season some of the growers receive 20c for their seed. Others obtained as much as 30c, 40ic and 50c Ifor the same grade of seed. Also the spread in price between it'hat received by the grower and which the consumer paid has run as -high as 40|a and 50 c a pound. The grow ers contend that this has (been too great a spread. It is the contention of the Direc . tors that the Association will not only enable the producer and con sumer ito receive a greater portion of the middleman's profit but will enable their association to place a seed on the market that is guaran teed as ito quality, variety and origin^—Monday evening in Black foot',-the local organization was com pleted, known as ttye Idaho Grimm Alfalfa Growers, Association.,. Mil ton Sapiro, of California, is the or ganizer, and he comes to Idal\o well -equipped with experience along that line. WHAT IS AN EGG? John A. Israelson, chief of -the dairy and food bureau, state of Utah, has -been required to tell what an egg really Is, Among other defini tions he has submitted to him for approval is the following: "An egg is an oval shaped some thing organized from elements found in corn from Nebraska, wheat from Utah,' meat scraps from Chicago, oys ter shell from Savannah, Ga., grit from the gravel hole and water from thfe throne of grace. "The organizer of these elements into the oval shaped something is a two-legged, two-wlnged, one-headed laird called a hen. This corn, wheat, water, etc., is given to the hen in a Jitter of straw or a rusty tin pan; and after considerable scratching, petting and coaxing, she betakes her seif ito a secluded spot in a place called a nest, and after considerable sitting she expels from her vent that oval shaped something with the con tents of all the other elements wrap ped up in the oyster shell. That is an egg. • Those eggs keep best when race suicide is forced upon her. Hens' eggs are worth the most because whenever a hen produces one she advertises it, while a duck never does. Consequently, there is no for duck eggs. .„»j CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. The United Str'es Civil Service -commission has announced an exam ination ifor the County of Bingham, Idaho, to he hold at Blackfoor, on May 28th, 1921, to fill the position of rural carrier at Pingree. ther information concerning this, ex amination may be had by consulting the postmaster at Blackfoot. MORE BASE BALL DISCUSSION. At ithe Commercial a'.ub meeting Thursday night of last week, base ball was the principal subject up i'or dismssion, and the matter of using the fair grounds for that purpose was talked over, and a good deal of light thrown on the subject from different angles. It is the desire of everybody io have grass growing on that por tion inside the race track, hut in or J der to get grass growing there it will have to be diked and flooded with water. This tvould make it imprac ticable to use it for base ball, or any other sports. The foot ball inter ests, base ball interes'ls and cavalry interests were eJU represented, and at the end of the deliberations it seemed to be ithe consensus of opin ion that the ends of this tract of ground be seeded to grass, and that portion through ithe center should be left bare, -to use for athletic sports. Accordingly, a committee was appointed to meet with the county commissioners and fair -board on next Friday and Saturday, to pre sent tlhe viewpoint of the commer cial club to those bodies, and they finally decided tö let them use this grouncl for sports. 1 A committee consisting of E. M. j t Ken " ed T \ F, î ank Rerryman an,d Pe ' er H G \?° hl L Sto , n wa sfPP<*nted to at tend the Park to Park convention held in Idaho Falls yesterday, a re port of which convention will ap pear in next week's News. The committee which was appoint ed at -the last -meeting to revise a letter which it was proposed to print in pamphlet Iform and send broad cast over the United States, -advertis ing Binghalm County, reported wlit'h a very nicely worded letter on the subject of Bingham county's re sources and -attractiveness, and their letter was approved. FULL BLOODED INDIAN OBTAINS U. S. CITIZENSHIP Cheyenne, Wyoming.—The first ifull-blooded Indian ever -admitted to -citlizenshijp in the United S'iates, ac cording to officials, was given com plete • naturalization there recently by Judge John Riner of the federal district court. He is Thomas Black bird, 23 years old, of the Sioux itribe and a veteran of the would war. Blajdkbird was admitted under an act of -congress passed November 5, 1919, by the provisions of which any Indian of legal -age who has served in the war may, upon application, be admitted to the rights of citizenship without first making any formal dec laration. The Indian may now vote, hold of fice or exercise any other privilege reserved for other citizens. Indians, under an act of congress, are classi fied as "wards" of the Unitbed States government. BALL GAME SUNDAY. Next Sunday at the ball park in the Fair Grounds, at four o'clock, the first game of the season will be played, at which time the "fats" and "leans" will cross bats. This prom ises to be a fast game. As prizes to the winners Levis Ash offers a box of 25 cigars; Taylor barber shop shaves and hair cuts for one month Bo the one making most runs either side; The Toggery will give a pair of silk hose to ithe one making most hits. As near as we have been able to iget the line-up, the following will participate in the game. Umpires— H. H. Giles and Jim Ryan. Players for the leans—Cooper, Sedgwick, Clevenger, Parkinson, Tay lor, Massie, Bellamy, Ash, Maas, Chapman, Smith, Foster. Players for the fats—Martin, Lint, Hilliard, Patrie, Dustin, Thompson, Stephens, Sollender, Ira Taylor, An derson, W. O. Smith, Robbins, Hamp ton. METHODIST CHURCH. Sunday morning, next, after a ser mon by the pastor, the Holy Euchar ist will be celebrated. In the even ing Rev. J. Wesley Miller, of Good ing College, will address rflie people." The Epworth League is busy in preparir-ig for its ral'y which occurs May 3, when distinguished speakers are to ne present. At 5:30 will be a banquet sulpper; at 6:30 institute says stints, etc; 7:00, four-minute addresses; 7:30,! institute pageant, and at 8, a mass mee'iug for the young people. Dr. j Dewey, of the Central Epworth j League office, and many others are j on the visiting team. NOTICE TO LODGES. The News will be glad to publish I each issue free of charge a one inch card for each and every lodge and 'fraternal society which is or Fur-iganized in Blackfoot. If the seere t .ries of the various societies will be kind enough to hand us the copy, we will do the rest. UERt ft." 3 A I !. 6.V6 TltfE i'-jv s> V \< t-i Si AT /#/ compete j vs*, mn mA i yy..... ; NÔÏwitTj STOCK UND BANK] A meeting of Idaho and Utah bankers was heild in Pocatello Sat urday for the purpose of organizing a "Utah-Idaho Joint 3tock Land Bank." It will ibe operated under the same taw as the Federal Land Bank, in tact -the same law author izes the organization of both insti tutions, The Utah-Idaho Joint Stock Land Bank will be made up of 100 hankers when completed, and 60 per cent of ithe stock has -already been subscribed^ The head office will be in Salt Lake City. Fifty per cent of the stock will be held (by Idaho bank ers, while the other 50 per cent of the stock will be held by Utaff -bank ers. When the organization is complet ed, it means that two mllftion dollars will be available for ithe use of Idaho farmers, at not over six per cent in terest, with an additional one per I nent for amortization. Each of the banks subscribing will have forty thousand dollars for distribution, which will be loaned out on first farm mortgages, of not over fifty per cent of ithe value of the land. The temporary board of directors elected at the Pocatello meeting, con sists of E. M. Kennedy of Blackfoot; Carl Valentine, of Pocatalilo, and David L. Evans, of M-alad. The release of $2,000,000 in Ida ho and the same amount in Utah, for the use of the farmers at a very reasonable rate of interest, will mean a great deal in the way of develop ment, in these times when money is not the easiest thing In the world to get hold Of. IN THE PROBATE COURT. On Monday Judge Good imposed a fine of $100 on P. E. Farnsworth, for bootlegging. The sentenced man has noit paid hiis fine and is confined 1 lin the county jail. It lis the inten- j tion to have this class of ilaw break- j ers do street work in future, and j thus lessen the expense on the coun- j ty somewhat. • Monday morning Maude Dodge ! and ' Minnie Watson were brought into court, charged with pamicipat ing in a disorderly assemblage at ithe home 6f the former Saturday -night. They entered a plea of not guilty, and thoir oase will be tried on May 2nd. j ! | | I ; ! j OUR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. At present no'ihing has been done toward the construction of the new water works system, but it is expect ed that inside the next week work wBl be started on that project. Some work is being done already on "he leaving contract, in the wa,y ~^>f fixing bridges and culverts, and leveling certain portions of ground. At the present time the base is being laid on Bridge street east of the railroad. < Besides other short portions of : paving, the following are the streets which are to be paved under the present contract: East Main from Pacific to Bridge, East Main from Bridge to Judicial. East Main from Judicial to Cour . Lincoln from Ash to Broadway. Court from Main to Shillings ave nue. Curtis from Shillings to University avenue. South Broadway from Krk to Minor. ! real earnest on the paving and water works contracts, it is certain that. As soon as work gets started in Blackfoot will assume a more busy and hustling aspect, and that busi ness in all lines will take on a more lively aspect. ENTIRE ECONOMY TICKET ELECTED be of of There was little excitement mani fested Tuesday at the city election, and all the candidates on the "Econ omy Improvement" ticket were elect ed. The number of votes cast was hot as large as it should ihave been, perhaps due to the fact that there yas only one ticket in the field, or it least only one ticket printed on tjie ballot. In all there were 526 iotes cast, out of 735 registrations, VEith a total of about 1500 voters vfho could have voted if they had all registered. J The vote^on the^dHferent çaçdi dates is"given below: Mayor— E. T. Peek, 425; A. B. Stephens, 82. Clerk—J. J. Quillin, 377; Roy S. DeKay, 131. Treasurer—Leon J. Chapman, 443; Jack Stone, 40. Councilmen 1st Ward—Cecil C. Clarke 381, against R. E. Hansen 101; Edward Thoreson 443, no op position. Counoilmen 2nd Ward—W. F. Berryman 448, no opposition ; Nofear Davis 457, B. H. Allred 21. Councilmen 3rd Ward— H. B. Kinney 414, G. H. Smith 32; F. M. Taylor 448, no opposition. Couniilmen 4fh Ward— E. L. An derson 441, Frank Hesse 29; John J. Boyle 433, no opposition. So the elected officials are: Mayor, E. T. Peck; Clerk, J. J. Quillin; Treasurer, Loon J. Chapman; Coun cilmen 1st Ward, Cecil C. Clarke, Edward Thoreson; Councilmen 2nd Ward, W. F. Berryman, Nofear Davis; Councilmen 3rd Ward, H. B. Kinney, F. M. Taylor; Councilmen 4th Ward, E. L. Anderson, John J. Boyle. Wednesday morning the weather was considerably warmer and more 1 pleasant, and , some of the best j friends of the new city officials claim j it was due to the new administra j lion. j Be that as it may, everything looks ministration, of ithe city's affairs by ! ministration for the city's affairs by the newly elected mayor and council 1 . They will all assume the duties of their offices on the first/ Tuesday in May, which is next Tuesday. Lutheran Church, Firth. at at Sunday school at io a. m. Services in Swedish language 11 a. m. Services In English language 8 p. rn. The Reliance Club meets Wednes day evening, May 4th, at 8 o'clock, at the home of E. M. Johnston. Mr. M. Farmer will address the club. Misses Edith Christensen and Grace Hjelm will entertaiin the Lu ther League at the Christensen home Friday evening, May 6th, at 8 jon o'clock. : The concert given Sunday even 'lug by the choir of the Lutheran church of Idaho Fulls, was a great success, and thoroughly enjoyed by a full house. A series of lectures will be given . ty a Red Cross nurse, beginning next Monday. The first two lectures of ! the Fir'ih-Kim:ball district will be given at Kimball on Monday at 10 ja. m. and 1 p. m. Further announce ments later. We hope every mem- i tier of the Ladies' Aid as well as j jevery woman in the community will I avail themselves of this opportunity. Mrs. Katie Chapman, formerly of Blackfoot, is visiting friends in this city. This is Mrs. Chapman's first visi - here in the six years she has lived in Twin Falls. LET'S CLOSE THE GAP. S. (Suggested copy by News Print Con servation Association.) Ten years ago the United Saates produced all the paper it used. Now, we import 75 per cent, prac tically all from Canada. Most of ihe pulp timber concessions possessed by American mills in Canada are condi tional ones, cancellable by the Brit ish crown. Only 22 per cent of nil the paper used in this country is used by the newspapers. As newsprint paper is naturally more constantly in the limelight, the chance for long profits are lessened, so newspapers are the large users of Canadian print, for the reason that the majority of mills specialize in other lines. One of the largest of the other in dividual lines is Iboxboard, etc., for cartons, cans, and various food and drug packages. From which few facts it is easily deduced tthat because we demand our foods in expensive, dressed-up pack ages, we have shouldered of)' the map of the United States the source of supply of its press. Just supposing the improbable, that we should become involved with this big northern neighbor. This is not jingoism. It is a part of the business of the United States to know at all times just where it is, from an international standpoint. If we were to become involved with Great Brit ain, Great Britain couSd, and prob ably would, stop the supply of paper to the press of tihe United States! If she did not, she would overtook the greatest card she holds against us—her only rival in the markets of the world! And we would be through! Would It not be a wise move to safeguard the supply of raw 'material for the newspapers of the country? We can do so by diverting the use of t his material from a channel where it «institutes pure waste— cartons, cans, boxes, etc., until such time as there is an American supply tor the newspapers. And in the process we can go far toward stabilizin'S^food prices and distribution throu POTATO INDUS! IN p bulk buying. lAVE DANGER Many of the loading potato grow ers in Bingham coivnity have become greatly alarmed this spring due to the scarcity of good seed and the prevalence of disease in all the po tatoes. The -main growers are fear ful that, unless radical steps are tak en to overcome disease and to Im prove the seed stock in tihe county, that Bingham county will either be quarantined or that it will he nec essary to quit raising potatoes for a while in order to rotate crops aqd-get clean seed started. Tills condition was true of Greeley. Colorado, and it was only through a concerted ef fort on the part of all growers in that sectio-n of Colorado that they were able to get back into the indus try again after the disease menace struck them. Bingham county lias now an en viable reputation as a potato pro du ing county, especially-for Idaho Ruruls, and if the potato growers will but use"care in the selection of seed, cutting of potatoes for seed ami throwing out" all that show disease; the treating Tot. their potatoes before planting and the practice of crop ro tation, so that the same ground is not used more than one year for growing potatoes, the industry can be maintained and improved to a great extent. But on the other hand, if the 'haphazard method« of seed se lection, seed treatment, absence of crop rotation and fertilization, that are practiced today qontinue, ithe potato indus' ry in BMtgham county is in grave danger. The industry can be made profit able or ibroken down by the methods that are practiced in the future. In order to get thiB before the po tato growers of the county in a man ner whiiieh will help overcome this i condition and induce Ihe farmer to j start a seed plot of his own and ex ercise great care in the selection of j available seed this spring the Farm Bureau will hold a series of meet- j ings over the county and a potato i expert will address these various! meetings on the control of the dis ease and the necessi'y for much care in the selection and treating of their seed stock. j I i j I Lutheran Church, Blackfoot. Sunday school at 10 a. m. No services next Sunday. A (lass of six young people was confirmed 1 ist Sunday forenoon and admitted as communicant members of the congregation. Mr. Fred Jen sen was also received as a member. In the evening a confirmation re union was held. At six o'clock the Ladies' Aid served a luncheon in tiie church .parlors with the (infirmants as guests of honor. At eight o' lock the confirmants gave a program in the church, which was greatly en joyed by all present. 1 j j j is of is ENOOCSE LEGION i j j j i BOISE, April 28.—Activities of the I. W. IV. in Idaho will be check ed by the American Legion through counter organization work, accord ing to plans now being formulated by the state department. It is planned to develop an Am erican Legion organization of such streng! that it wild be next to im possible l'or the I. W. W. to carry on their insidious work, Max H. Gib bons, state chairman, said today. "Despite the efforts of state offi cials the I. W. W.s have been active in Idaho within recent months and they are now sending organizers in to the southern part of the state," Mr. Gibbons declared. "We will seek to prevent the radi cals from either organizing or spreading their propaganda, al though we realize that the I. W. W.s cannot the driven entirely out of the state without the assur ance of differ ent other organizations." Robert A. Le Roux, national or ganizer for the American Legion, has advised officers dn the Idaho De partment that money for the der fence of I. W. W.s arrested for writ ing memberships in the radical or ganization is being conrtributed by people In southern Idaho. Mr. Le Roux has also advised the state de partment that more than 2,000 cop ies of "The Ceutralla Conspiracy," a book which seeks to Justify the mur der of the four American Legion men at Centralia, Wash., on Armistice day two years ago, have been sold in Boise alone. He said the book was also being sold in other towns in southern Idaho. The Idaho department of the Le gion is tiYftkilng ready to launch a statewide membership campaign with a view to enrolling 10.000 or more former service men. The campaign will open May 8. Officers in ithe State Department are of the opinion that the American Legion with its pos's in every county and In almost every town In the state will make it next to impossible for t lie I. W. W.'s ito gain any headway in Idaho. The four members of the Idaho delegation dn congress have endorsed the Legion and its membership drive and all have wired their best wishes for the success of the cainqmdgn. * "I am thoroughly In sympathy with the purposes and ideals of your organization and wish you all kinds of success," said Senator William E. Borah in a wire to Mr. Gibbons. "The American Legion has shown keenest interest In all national pat riotic activities and as its member ship represents ail states ' It must continue to exercise tremendous pow er for good in the nation's life," de clared Congressman Huron L. French in a telegram to the state chairman. Senator Frank R. Gooding said: "Sincerely hope you will have suc cess in your statewide membership campaign for American legion. Be lieve t hait every boy who answered his country's all in the great war should become a member of the Le gion. I consider the national consti tution or the Legion as one of the greatest documents ever given to thpj American people. To foster and car ry out Us principles by association of those who gave their services to their country will be of incalculable benefit, both to the individuals and to the nation. Cannot emphasize this too strongly. You have my hearties' endorsement and best wish es for success of patriotic member ship campaign." Congressman Addison T. Smith said: "The high ideals ifor which our young men fought in the world war can best be maintained and dis seminated among all of the people by close co-operation and association through the splendid organization j known as the American legion. No lother factor in our country can be I a greater force in maintaining our national uride and patriotic policies. I wish you the greatest success in your effort to extend its membership and enlarge its infl.ier e." BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. A. B. Minaker, of Boise, state secretary of missions, will preach at 11 a. m., and Rev. Butler will fill the pm'r.ât in the evening at 8:00 o'clock. Sunday school at 10 a. m. B. Y. P. U. and Junior societies will meot at 7 p. in. Miss Helen Crissman, national 1 f iet(t secretary for the World Wide j Guild, will talk to the girls at the church Saturday afternoon and even jing. There will be a banquet tor j her at 7 p. m.. and she will speak j immediately after the banquet. Miss iCt.X'c.an will also speak again Sun jday morning.