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THE BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS
Official Paper of Bingham County PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKF00T, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1921 VOL. XV. NO. 39 TEST SPRAY FOR WEEVIL CONTROL Eight Farmers Experiment With Four Acre Plats—Says Potato Worm Scare Need Not Cause Alarm , . .... - . County Agent E. W. Stephens re ports that) the farm bureau has this year been making some spraying tests on the weevil control in the pro duction of Grimm alfalfa seed. Eight farmers have each planted two plats of Grimm alfalfa, each plat containing two acres. Both plats are being sprayed now and later on one of the plats will ibe sprayed again. At harvesting time the two plats will be harvested separately, and thresh ed separately, and thus each man's experience can be recorded as to the advisability of spraying once or .wice, and by considering the total experience of the eight farmers the bureau will be able to reach a relia ble conclusion as to which mthod is 'best. The names of the eight farm ers who are making the test are printed below: Reuben Klunch, I. N. Noyer, Ralph Davis, H. K. Wiley, Geo. A. Line, A. J. Snyder, Mr. Christianson, of near Springfield, G. W. Thurston. Weevil is reported as showing up in the vicinity of Pingree, Sterling and Springfield, and the seed grow ers of these localities have .purchased eight spraying machines. Mr. Stephens also reports that a potato worm scare has become pre valent in some parts of the county, but in regard to this he beleves there is no cause for alarm, as the potato maggot is always present in the soil, and if conditions are favorable they will always start work. Last Satur day Claude Wakeland of the State Department, made investigations in the county, and reports that the rot ting of the potatoes is not so much due to the work of the maggots as it is due to late planting and to the soil having too much moisture in it, which made it very favorable for the maggots to work. Some of the farm ers plowed up their potato fields, which he believes was unwise, as since the warm weather has set in, potatoes are showing a healthy growth, and there is no cause for alarm in this respect. LIBRARY NOTES Among the new books added to the fiction shelf recently you will find the "Seventh Angel" by Alex ander Black, a story of the post-war confusion of mind and ideals that is reacting so directly upon society. The "Dude Wrangler," a very humorous western story by Caroline Loqkhart, and Dorothy Canfield's "The Brim ming Cup," a gracious wholesome story of the victory of love over pas sion, of courage over fear, of patience and tenderness over cruelty and syn icism. Last week the library received a fine set of histories, "Nations of the World," a gift from Dr. Flodquist. These books will interest not only the student after a good reference work, but the reader who likes a smoothly flowing well written nar rative. During Chautauqua week, begin ning with Wednesday the library hours will be 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.; and 4:30 to 7.15 p. m. and on Sunday 4:30 to 7:00. UNDERWENT OPERATION. Mrs. Berkley Walker, wife of the News publisher, underwent an oper ation last Saturday morning at the General hospital In Pocatello. At the time of writing on Thursday morning, she is improving rapidly and is expected home today. Dr. H. C. Irwin performed the operation, assisted by Dr. Wooley. As soon as Mrs. Walker returns home and is sufficiently well, she will resume her duties as society edi tor for this newspaper. LOST BOTH GAMES The base ball game played Sundaiy at Blackfoot between the teams of Blackfoot and Idaho Falls was dis astrous to the home team, score 7-0 in favor of Idaho Falls, and the game played Wednesday at Rigby between the Rigby and Blackfoot teams was won by Rigby, score 9-10. In the latter game it was necessary to play ten innings to decide the game. Blackfoot is still in the lead for the championship of the Idaho Inde pendent League, although but a small fraction of a game. Mrs. Vidella LeSiur and Mrs. T. E. LeSiur were in town from Fort Hall Tuesday. SEN. GODDING IS Reaches Agreement With J. F. Mor gan Whereby Latter Promises to Finance Western Stockmen Washington, June 11.—As a re sult of an agreement reached Friday at a conference between Senator Stanfield of Oregon and Senator Gooding of Idaho, with J. P. Mor gan, New York financier, Secretary Mellon and the governors of the re gional reserve banks at New York and Kansas City, the live stock men of the West are to be financed with out government aid. Mr. Morgan said that he would promise that New York banking interests would sup ply at least fifty per cent of a $50, 000,000 pool for adding western live stock men, if the balance were rais ed in other parts of the country. It was suggested at the conference that Senator Stanfield should go to Chicago and arrange another con ference with the governor of the Chicago federal reserve bank at which the movement should be start ed for raising the balance of the pool. He probably will go to Chi cago Tuesday. Senator Stanfield introduced some time ago an amendment to the fed eral reserve act which would have made it possible for the government, through the federal reserve banks, to finance western live stock raisers through the live stock banks and cattle loan companies. This am endment had the approval of the secretary of the Treasury and comp troller of currency, but it was sug gested that he withhold the request for legislative action on his amend ment until such a conference as that held Friday could be arranged. The understanding reached today causes it to be believed that the finance re sources needed by the live stock men of the west can be had through pri vate sources entirely. MARRIED AT POCATELLO (From Salt Lake Tribune) One of the notable weddings of the season in which two prominent families of southern Idaho were un ited, took place this morning in St. Joseph's cathedral in Pocatello, When Miss Elizabeth Mary Dubois, eldest daughter of former Senator and Mrs. Fred T. Dubois of Blaok foot, and John Arnold Cannon, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon of Poca tello, were united in marriage by Bishop Gorman of Boise, assisted by the Rev. Father Vanderdonct. Preceding the ceremony a musical program was given by Mrs. O. B. Steeley, persiding at the organ. Solos were rendered during the nuptial mass by Mrs. W. H. Wright and Drew W. Standrod, Jr. The altar and chancel rail were banked with palms and ferns and the aisle standards were crowned with Oregon grape vines, ferns and peonies in shades of pink. The bridal attendants were Mrs. Mark B. Touhy of Blackfoot, matron of honor, dressed in pale pink organ die, with pink organdie hat; Miss Margaret Dubois, sister of the bride, in grey crepe de chine, embroidered in pink rosebuds, an organdie hat in grey and a corsage hoquet of orchids; Miss Helen McDougall of Pocatello, bridesmaid, wore orchid colored or gandie with organdie hat; Miss Ed ith Crawshaw of Pocatello was in pale green organdie with pale green hat. Each attendant carried baskets of Shasta daisies and ferns. Little Miss Pattie Curran, as flower girl, was gowned in pale pink organdie, and Jack and Billy Clute, twins, dressed in white sailor suits, were ribbon bearers. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Charles Cannon of Pocatello, as best man. Thomas O'Brien, John Foley and John Gallagher of Pocatello and Mer rill of Blackfoot were ushers. The bride, to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, entered the church on the arm of her father, who recent ly returned from Washington, D. C. The bridal gown was the one worn bv the bride's mother at her wed ding and was a Juliette mode of ivory duchesse satin, with court train and trimmings of white lace and pearls. A cap and veil of Brussels lace extended over the train. The bride carried a shower boquet of lil lies of the valley, white roses and gvpsophila. Mrs. Fred T. Dubois, mobher of the bride, was gowned in grey embroid ered Canton crepe and wore a French blue feather hat. Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon, mother of the bridegroom, wore a taupe embroidered Canton crepe gown with hat to match. The bride and groom left immediately on a short wedding trip and will be at home in Pocatello aPer July 1. The bride attended school at Black Stefansson at Chautauqua Famous Explorer Comes on Second Night With His Remarkable Story of the Polar Regions , j & The cardinal lecture event of the week for all Chautnuquans comes on the second night when Elllson-Whlte presents Vllh.jalmur Stefansson, the famous Arctic explorer and discoverer of the "blonde Eskimo," for the first time on the Chautauqua platform. Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the North Pole, said of him: "Stefansson has taken the white men's brains Into the Polar regions, and has evolved a way to make himself absolutely self-sustaining. II e could have lived in the Arctic fifteen and a half years, just as easily as five and a half years. By combining great natural physical ability with hard, practical common sense; he has accomplished what ho has accomplished, and made an absolute record." Stefansson's lecture has thrilled audiences everywhere. He has a re markable story to tell and unusual ability in presenting Us fascinating de tails graphically. o o o RIVERSIDE NEWS. O O o QOQGOGOQGOQOQOQ Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Babcock of Moore, Idaho, were visiting Mrs. Eliza Wilson a few days last week, then went to Salt Lake City to at tend the Mutual Improvement Con ference. Mrs. Edith Mitchell Smith, who lost her husband a year ago at Marysville, Idaho, by a bree falling on him, has purchased ten acres of ground with a home on it from Ed ward Gooch. Mrs. Smith expects to make this her permanent home. She has a family of eight children, the last being born since her husband's death. Wm. Williams, who took his wife to Salt Lake City to undergo an op eration, writes that the doctor says that she may possibly get along with out the operation. Home missionaries at Sunday ser vices were Joseph Fyans, Jess Lind say and Edward Benson from More land. The Senior base ball boys went to Pingree Saturday and played a good game with Pingree-Rich team, re sulting in a score of 12 to 10 in fa vor of Riverside. The Juniors suffered another de feat wit.h the Moreland team. The Senior boys gave another dance Friday night with Barrer's or chestra in attendance and a large crowd was present, Blackfoot being well represented. Refreshments were served and all seemed to enjoy the repast. Lawrence Bitton left Sunday morning on the train for Arco, to work for Dave Chamberlain. WOODMAN PICNIC Elaborate arrangements are being made for a Woodman picnic in the Wolverine canyon next Sunday, June 19th. Four camps wil partici pate fn this picnic, Blackfoot, Poca tello, Shelley and Idaho Falls. It is expected that there will be a very large crowd out, and there is no doubt but that all will have a very pleasant outing in the woods. foot, also St. Margarets in Boise, Miss Maderia's school In Washing ton. D. C., the Visitation convent in Georgetown, D. C., and is a gradu ate of the National Kindergarten school in Chicago, later taking post graduate work in the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. She also taught in the Pocatello public school the past year. Mr. Cannon is a graduate of Col umbia. He served in the early part of the war as an aviator and later was radio instructor in the Univer sity of Idaho at Moscow. He is now conne ted with a large mercantile company in Pocatello. Upon their return from their wedding trip re ceptions will be given in their honor in Pocatello and by the Senator and Mrs Dubois in Blackfoot. j j ooooooooooooooo o o » THOMAS NEWS O © © OQOOGOOQQOQOOGO Wren Oseberg and Robert Mc.Mur die returned recently from Willow Creek where they have taken their stock for the summer. Mr. Oseberg has a homestead at this place and in tends to build a house and move his family here in the near future. The been thinning is about com pleted in our vicinity and the men folks are beginning to get their back straight and look quite normal again. Miss Millie Hennefer returned re cently from Basalt after spending a few days with friends of that place. Mrs. Arthur Van Orden is recov ering from her long illness and is able to be about the house again. Miss Jennie McBride is assisting Mrs. W. H. Thomas at this time. The Russell Merrick and James Palmer families spent Sunday, June 5 fishing at Springfield. Miss Rita Fackrell of Pingree vis ited relatives and friends of this place recently. The Jones boys left recently for Malad, Idaho. They will return with their car that they failed to bring to Thomas when coming last Spring. Messrs Marshall and Van Seeter of Blackfoot were speakers at sacra- ! mont meeting Sunday. Mr. Van j Seeter conducted the singing in the j absence of our choir leader, Victor] Lindquist. Miss Ina Fackrell returned home j Monday evening from Pingree after] spending several days at that place. ira Wilde and Barton Itowder of Blackfoot spent the evening with Victor Peterson. The river is the most popular spot in our vicinity at the present time. Seems to be plenty of fishing but not much fish. Jane McMurdie returned to Rose Sunday evening after spending the day with her parents here. Mrs. Lewis Fackrell visited with tier sister, Mrs. Leo Murdock, Mon- j day afternoon. Our base ball team are practising j faithfully every few days getting in trim for the fourth of July. Wren Osberg and son, Virle. and ' Grant McBrde left last week for the 1 Willow Creek country. The ward Relief Society teachers made their monthly call Friday af- ' ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Hennefer of Rich, called at the home of their par jents Monday evening. Miss Isabelle Jackson returned home recently from Blackfoot where she lias been working for some time. ! Miss Marguerite Howard of Black- ] foo-, is visiting old time friends here ! .and thinning beets for past time. j Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker are now ] at their home at Rockford after] spending a few day with their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Goodwin. t Mrs. B. Y. Nelson has a guest Miss Francis Bagley, of Arco. Illiteracy in Idaho is Now Only 1.5 Per Cent.» and Has Decreased in Last Decade. Idaho : Illiteracy. Washington, D. C., June 10, 1921. —According to the census of 1920 there are 4,924 illiterate persons 10 years of age and over in the state of Idaho, "illiterate" meaning unable to write. Of this number 914 are na tive whites and 2,501 are foreign born. In tlie total population 10 years of age and over the percentage of illiteracy is 1.5, which shows a diminution since 1910, when it was Dy counties the percentage of il literacy ranges all the way from 5.8 in Clearwater County to 0.2 in Jer ome and Teton Counties. Age in Idaho. According tio the census 35.3 per cent, or b,ore than one-tlilrd. of the people ni t io state of Idaho are either infants or children under 15 years of age; 8.9 per cent are youths or maid ens 15 to 19 years old; 37.4 per cent, nearly two-fifths, are men and wo men in the .prime of life, being from 20 to 44 years old; while 18.3 per cent, being 45 years of age and over, are well along in middle life if tiliey have not reached old age. The urban population as compared with the rural shows some rather striking differences in age, the per centage 20 to 44 years of age being 40.6 for the urban population us compared with 36.2 for the rural, while the percentage under 15 year of age is 30.4 In the urban popula tion as against 37.2 in the rural. These differences may indicate larger families of children in the (country than in the city, but probably indi cate also the fact that country chil dren, us they grow up have a ten dency to flock to the cities thereby increasing the active adult popula tion of the cities at the expense of the rural districts. A little over one-half of the popu lation, 54.2 per cent, are old enough to vode, being 21 or over; and in this class the men outnumber the women in the ratio of 131 to 100. The males of military or fighting age, 18 to 44, constitute 40.9 per cent of the male population and 22.2 per cent of tlie totai population. Boise, Idaho: Illiteracy. The census bureau reports that In the population of Boise, Idaho, as enumerated in January. 1920, there were 286 persons 10 years of age or over who were illiterate In the sense of being unable to write. Of this number 176 were foreign-born whites and only 25 were native whites. The percentage of illiaterary in the total population of 10 .years of age and .over is 1.6 which shows a decrease since 1910 when It was 4.1. For the native white the percentage is 0.2, and for the foreign-born white, 9.4. Pocatello, Idaho; Illiteracy. The census bureau reimrts that In the population of Pocatello, Idaho, as enumerated in January, 1920, t hero were 4 83 persons 10 years of age or over who were illiterate In tlie sense of being unable to write. Of this number 402 were foroign born whites and only 27 were native whites. The percentage of illiteracy in the total population 10 years of age and over is 4.1 which shows an increase since 1910 when it was 0.4. For the native whi'e tlie percentage is 0.3, and for the foreign-born white, 20.6. Idaho : School Attendance. According to the census of 1920 there are 68,198 children 7 to 13 years of age in the state of Idaho and of this number 65,102' or 95.5 peri cent were reported as attending ] school. In 1910 the percentage at- ' tending' school was 87.4 thus indl- | eating a gratifying improvement as regards school attendance between 1910 and 1920. Of tlie children 14, and 15 years of age in 1920, 91.6 ; per cent wen* attending school and ] of those 16 and 17 years of age 62.3 i per cent. The percentage of children attend ing schools was practically rhe same ; in the cities as in the contry dis- 1 tricts, the percentage for children in the urban population 7 to 13 years of age being 95.4 and in the rural , population, 95.5. "Urban" accord- j ing to the census definition includes! all towns or oi'ies of 2,500 popula- ; tion or more. Lutheran Church—Blackfoot Sunday school at 10 a. m. Services next Sunday in the even ing at 8:15. A midsummer picnic will he held at Firth, June 24th. All members and friends are invited to come. I l KU KLUX KLAN TO ORGANIZE HERE Southern Order of Reconstruction Period is Being Resurrected and Extended. According to Information received today from Colonel William J. Sim mons, of Atlanta, Ga., Imperial Wiz ard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the work of organizing the Klan in this state has been put un der way and representatives of the organization are in Blackfoot now, or will be here shortly, to assist in establishing a branch of the order. The work of organizing the Klan in (his territory will be conducted from the central office, or headqttar- tera, which have been established in Denver, the territory to be known as the Northwestern Domain, includ ing the following states: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The Ku Klux Klan is now being organized in practically every state in tlie Union. It is said a number of well known citizens of Blackfoot have interested themselves in the or ganization and that the Klan repre sentative, in response to their re imest, has come here to assist them in putting rhe organization under way. According to the Imperial Wizard the modern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was organized in Atlanta ou Thanksgiving night, 1915, with thir ty-four members. Since several of fliese 'charter members belonged to the original Klan of the Reconstruc tion period it was held to bo legiti mate heir of he original Klan and in its charter from the State of Georgia and the Superior Court of that state it was granted all the rights of the original order with ex clusive use of its signs, symbols, re galia, etc. "The modern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan," says Col. Simmons, "is a legally chartered patriotic and fra ternal organization. It is non-sec tional, non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-political. It stands uncom promisingly for Imperial enforce ment of all laws and stands ready at any and all times to assist If call ed upon In aiding properly consti tuted authorities in suppressing out breaks against law and order. It is t»he duty of all Klansmen at all times to lend their moral and physical sup port to all movements tending to the betterment of the Interest, of the community, the stato and the nation. The Ku Klux Klan stands for the separation of church and state, limi tation of Immigration, freedom of speech and press, prevention insofar as is possible of causes that lead to lynching, control of the white race in all governmental affairs, but without injustlve to any race or creed. "Its purpose is to Inculcate the sacred principles and noble ideals of chivalry, development of character, protection of the home and the chas tity of womanhood, exemplification of a pure patriotism and preserva tion of American ideals and institu tions. Being strictly an American Institution only one hundred per cent American citizen are eligible for membership. They must be white, native-born adhere to the tenets of tlie Christian religion and owe no allegiance of any degree or nature to any foreign government, political or religious institution, sect or peo ple." THREE GRADUATES FROM BLACKFOOT The twenty-sixth year of the Al bion State Normal school closed Thursday afternoon, June 2nd. There were thirty-three graduates from a general life diploma course, three primary special and three manual arts and one domestic arts and sci ence. Blackfoot can be proud to have three graduates of Blackfoot high school graduating from 'he best nor mal school in the state of Idaho. It is situated twenty-six miles south of Burley on the highway leading to Salt Lake City and other important western towns. Its climate is mild, which makes it pleasant to attend summer school there. Its hills and mountains furnish beauty spots for hikes and parties for the week end. If more people would visit Albion they would change their view in re gard to the normal and its advan tages. Blackfoot graduates are: Caroline Lowe, general life, teacher in Junior High; Mrs. Affie Krandsen. teacher, general life. Primary Special, who .has an appointment in the Hawaiian Islands; Glendora *Ma Icom, general jlife. primary special, teacher in the Bla'-kfoot city school for the coming year.