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THE BINGHAM COUNTY f.'L n S
Official Paper of Bingli am County PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKF00T, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY. AUG. 12, 1921 VOL. XV. NO. 47 L 0. S. GONVE 1ST SUCCESSFUL Two-Day Conference of L. D. S. Church Results in Splendid Reviv al of Enthusiasm—Inspiring Talks. Boise.—The two-day conference convention of the Latter Day Saints (church was concluded Sunday after noon with a meeting attended by ov er 400 members. From a point of ac complishments of results and the en thusing of officers and teachers in the Several lines of activity making up the work of the auxiliary organi zations of the church, and the instil ling of new ideas into tue minds of these officers this convention was considered by the local stake officers as the most successful ever held in the Boise stake. The six representa tives from Saiit Lake, each represent ing the general board of one of the six auxiliary organizations, are all experts in their particular line of activity and they brought to Boise stake officers the latest outlines of study and activity and thoroughly Instructed the local officers so that the courses of study for the coming (fall and winter can be taken up un der the very brightest circumstances. The morning meeting on Sunday was addressed by Mary S. Connelly, of the general board of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement associa tion, who treated the subject, "Re sponsibility of the Home in Religious Teaching." She clear!/ demonstrat ed that the teaching of religion, as any otfyer subject, must start, early in childhood, and for '.Ms season tbu home is the first pine for nligious training of the child and as the . hil dren are the most valuable assets we have they should have the first (.nn sideration of the parents. She claim ed there are no other persons in the world who can reach the child us the parents for religious or other train ing. Apostle John Fielding Smith ad dressed both the forenoon and after noon sessions on Sunday. In speak ing of the responsibility of the par ents Apostle Smith said: "It is the duty of every parent to set proper examples 'before his children and that he is responsible to God to see that his children are taught the princi ples of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." In addressing the afternoon session Apostle Smit'h asserted that the suc cess in the church in holding )ts young people so successfully was based upon the declaration made by the prophet Joseph Smith many years ago. "The idler shall not eat the bread of the laborer." The general tendency in the church he explained has at all times been to eliminate the idle member by studying his qualifi cations and resting upon him some responsibility and thus bring him into active service. He said: "Re sponsibility goes with every bless ing befalling man and the one who shirks a duty bo serve others is de nying himself the greatest o'.essing that can come to him." Elder Charles H. Hart was also a speaker at the Sunday meeiiiigs. Ho expressed the aim of the church through its auxiliary organizations was the "Conservation of the Human Soul" and silated that each of the six auxiliary associations was training its officers and teachers along special 'lines for the accomplishment of this great aim. Mrs. George B. Chambers, who rep resented the General Board of the Primary association of the church, told of a splendid movement now being put into effect ia Salt Lake City- for the benefit af unfortunate children whose parents are financi ally unable to provide necessary meical treatment. The Primary as sociation has for some time been col lecting through ''penny donations" a fund for aiding such unfortunate children as come to their knowledge and have in several instances been the means of giving proper aid to lit tle children through this fund which has made certain ones able to walk for the first time in years and in oth ers deformities have been overcome. This association has just secured the consent and Uhe necessary financial aid from the first presidency of the church for the establishment in Salt Lake of a home where such children as receive aid through he Primary fund may be taken, after medical aid surgical attention has been rendered until sucii a time as thev .ire strong enough to be returned to lictr par ents. A large and commodious build ing is no v being remodemd ar.d put into condition to be used for this j,ur pcjÊ and U is understood that tb:s "(Bid Mid" work will snon be cx tei»^phroughou! the whom church wherWer there is a local Primary association. The general officers returned to Salt Lake City on the evening 'rain and the coherence stands adjourn POTATOES WILL BRING GOOD PRICE Bingham County's Bumper Crop of Spuds, It Is Believed, Will Solve the H. C. L. Problem. The government forecast on pota to production issued Aug. ft bas brought joy to Idaho potato growers with an estimate of some sixty mil lion bushels iless than the forecast on July 1st. The figures issue! Aug. 9 forecast a production of 316,000,000 bushels with a crop condition of 65.8 per cent normal. The forecast in July was 376,977,000 bushels. Last year's production was 430,458,000 bushels and the average for the past five years was 371,283,000 bushels. Aug. 9 estimate indicate a drop below the average of fifty-ifive mil lion 'bushels and with Idaho produc ing one of her biggest crops the growers look forward to fine prices. Latest Quotations. Reports that the potato market was still hitting the high spots flew thick and fast all day yesterday. Un official reports were circulated late yesterday afternoon that the price had gone to $2.50 and last evening it was rumored that a shipment had been sold for $2.80. The govern ment market bureau at Caldwell re fused to report any general price, tjhe director declaring the market was too unsettled to make any accurate or reliable report. All Crops Smaller WASHINGTON. Aug. 9.—Practi cally every important farm crop showed a loss in prospective produc tion as a result of adverse conditions during July. The department of ag riculture's monthly report today forecast 52,000,000 bushels less wheat than estimated a month ago, 91,000,000 bushels less corn, 192, 000,000 bushels less oats and 61, 000,000 less potatoes. WILL ATTEND UNIVERSITY AT BE RKLEY, CALIFORNIA [ Mrs. J. C. Millick and daughters, ' (Margaret and Marie, left Wednesday ' morning for Ogden, Utah. Mrs. Mil | lick and Margaret will visit there I with Mrs. Jonathan Browning, and l^larie left there Wednesday evening jfor Berkeley, California, where she (Will attend the state University the coming year. BLACKFOOT WON TWO GAMES. In a very exciting game of base ball Sunday at Idaho Falls between Hhe team of that town and the Black foot team, the Blackfoot team won by a score of 6 to 3. Pocatello played Biiackfoot on the local diamond Wednesday, score 3 to 0 in favor of Blackfoot. 'VARSITY PLAYERS GAVE FORTY-THREE PERFORMANCES Forty-three performances of 'Her Husband's Wife" were given in 37 towns by the 'Varsity Playes,' who have just returned to Moscow from a tour of more than 2,000 miles through northern Idaho, western (Montana, and southern Idaho. After a preliminary trip to Deary, Genesee and Lewiston, the players showed in Moscow and then vent by way of Couer d'Alene, Wallace and other northern Idaho towns to Butte and Dillon. They then swung around tlhrough southern Idaho by way of Pocatello, Boise, and Weiser, with side trips to St. Anthony, Hail ey and McCall. They were out sev en weeks. IDAHO TO PERPETUATE IDEALS OF EX-PRESIDENT New York. Aug. 8.—Appointment of James W. Hawley, of Boise,, for merly governor of Idaho, to serve as ohairman in that state for the Wood row Wilson Foun lation, was an nounced today by Franklin D. Roose velt. Mr. Roosevelt is narional hairman of the committee in charge of raising a popular fund for endow ing an annual award in ex-T icsident Wilson's name. Tie appointment was said to have been among *he first for the forty-eight state organizations which are to present an appeal to the public late in October. WOODMEN WENT TO POCATELLO A large number of Woodmen of the World and candidates motored to Pocatello Wednesday evening, where vhey held a joint meeting with the lodge of that pla e. A large o'.ass of Pocatello and Blackfoot candidate® 'were initiated into ?he order. ed for three months. In all probabil ity tihe next conference of the Boise stake will oe neld in Werner on Nov. 5 and 6. AND LIVE STOCK SHOW The Southeastern Idaho Fair, to be ( held at Blackfoot, September 20, 21, 22 and 23, is looming up in fine shape, and all the necessary arrange ments are being made. From this date until the fair the News will in each issue give ils readers some in forma'iion along the line of fair news. Pocatallo's military band, under the direction of W. A. Samnis, will be on the job each day during the Black foot fair. This, with the assistance of Blackfoot's band and other similar organizations from other towns in the county, will provide the visitors with delightful amusement at all times when there is no other event in progress. The first day of the fair will be "Children's day," and while the de tails for the program for this day have not been fully worked out, an effort is being made to make it a "melon day" as wall. Secretary Feljsted states that the live stock exhibits are going to he so numerous that there is not sufficient stalhle room on the grounds, and sta bles will have to be made out of tents. We are assured three carloads from Bannock county and a car each from Bonneville, Fremont and Tivln Falls counties, are expected. The three commissioners' districts of the county are being used for rac ing districts. Tne first day a racing contest will be pulled off for the first diatirict in which only animals in that district wiki participate; on the sec ond day the second district will have jts fid mg and on she third day the (third district. Then, on the fourth find last day it :s planned to have a commissioners' derby race, in which the winners in all three da/ys will narttcipate. Commissioners' Derby Are you interested in the commis sioners' dreby? Here are the plans: Bingham County is divided into three precincts, each of which is rep resented by a commissioner. In each district a manager of :hese races has been appointed. The managers ap pointed are as follows: District No. 1, James Christensen, Route 1, Shel ley; District No. 2, Parley Price, Route 3, Blackfoot; District No. 3, T. P. Faickrell, Pingree, Idaho. Five running horses from each of these districts will be chosen by try outs to represent their particular preoinct in the races at the fair. The first day of the fai • September 20. horses from District No. 1 will com pete for places. September 21 horses from Dist/ict No. 2 will compete for places. Septem i * '.'2, horses from District No. J w„ c : : *e for places. On September 23, the final race (the Cominissione- ■ LerDy ) will tic- stag ed. Worses competing in the Derby will be th ■ first and rseoond place horses in each of the preceding ih.je' races. Adequate purses for these purses will be anuouaced in this pa per later. Are there any good horses in your community? If so. write or phone the manager of your district and let him know. You are interested that ,your community be represented and (Win the final derby. Tell your neigh THOMPSON-CHUBBUCK. Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Chubbuok, 238 Fisher avenue. Miss Marian Chubbuck was married to Mr. Arthur R. Thompson. Albert Thompson, brother of the groom, ac ted as best man and Miss Alice Chub buck, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Rev. Stringfellow performed the Episcopal ring service. The house was decorated throughout with garden flowers. Following the ceremony a wedding supper was ser ved, and then the bride and groom left for Salt Lake City, on a wedding trip. After they return they will be at home to their friends in the Wool ley apartments in Pocatello. AUTO CARAVAN AT NIAGARA FALLS BEHIND SCHEDULE Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 5.— Scott's modern caravan, consisting of 28 families, who are going to Buhl, i Idaho, from Brooklyn to settle on an 1 irrigated plot of 5000 acres, was here 1 today. I The settlers will leave here early i tomorrow for Buffalo. The caravan is behind its schedule, seven days be-, inig used to cross New York state. Buhl is expected to be reached on ! September 1. THE HORSE LAUGH. We are not going to GIVE you the horse laugh, but SELL it to you. Come and see Don Fulano the horse that laughs, at the orpheum tonight. bor who nlay have a good horse. This is an opportunity for the commun ity to tal[e part in their own fair and also share the prize money that is ordinarily taken from the county by official race horse men. Definite rules and regulations will be compil ed for thi? race and information will be distributed through ohe press as well as the managers of the re spective districts. Ijî. J. FJELSTED, Secretary. Advertise Your Feelings Are yop proud of your community, the products you produce, the live stock tihat content themselves upon your verdant pastures, and your neighbors from whom you reçoive many valuable suggestions, and last but not least, your county and its many worth wdiile enterprises? If so you are offered an opportun ity to advertise your feelings without paying one cent. On the other hand you will receive pay for so doiug. The method of advertising under these terips is outlined in your prem ium list for the 1921 Southeastern Idaho Fair on pages 51 and 52. The community icolleaflive exhibit presents an opportunity a Jo ng this line nev^r offered to producers of this section before. All that is nec essary is a helping hand given to your community leader who Is in charge o^ the exhibiti from your lo cality. The premium list outlines a sug gestive variety of products to be shown. It is not necessary, how ever, that you include all of them as outlined, but substitutions can be made for produce not grown in your locality. It is necessary, however, to exhibit as many different products as the outline suggests though the varieties are to represent your com munity. Individuals showing produce in the community collective exhibit may ailso show the same produce in the open claSs. Example—Vou show 30 pounds of Idaho Rural seed potatoes in the community collective exhibits. You can also show this same 30 pounds for premium No. 413. This will give the exhibitors an opportunity to show for the two monies. It is ji duty, a privilege, and an opportunity to boost the Southeast ern Idaho Fair. Do not miss this opportunity. Tell your neighbors of the fair, and all |dan to tie there to support your com munity in the keen compel! lion for first honors. Tlie leaders of the communities are as follows. Moreland .......... .............!.. M. Belnap Grovev'.aijd .................. C. VV. Bird Wapello ................... Bishop Merkley Jamestoi .................... John W. Cook Shelley .......................... A. E. Sells Basalt .1 .................... John Quinn Firth ........................ Eric Sundquist Riverton ................ John Christensen Pingree I.................... L. J. Josephson Leaders for the remaining locali ties ha\|e not yet been appointed, but the next issue of this paper will contain the names of the community loaders not appearing in this issue. COUNTRY AGENT LEADER HERE. County Agent Leader W. Kjosness spèht several days here this week going over the work in Bingham county with County Agent Stephens. Mr. Kjiisness expressed himself as well pleased with the work of the Farm Bureau In this county, and also with the 'crop outlook. He also paid quite a compliment to Bingham county's fair grounds, stating that there is nothing as good in this line in the State, except the state fair grounds in Boise. This statement did not refer to the buildings, but to the arrangement and general con dition oi improvement of the grounds. GOOD TIMES AHEAD i 1 1 I i ! Bingtjam County po'ato growers I should feel greatly enemraged by the splejidid strength whicu the mar ket is showing of late. The large ' acreage lot potatoes planted this year , and the good price they arts bringing 1 ... L . „ , , , , will assist materially in making the ; year a prosperous one, even if some other croji8 on which the farmers I bank, dp not yield so great returns, j All crops are showing up fine, and | indications are that there will be a| normal supply of currency at least : in Binipham county after the liar vest. It will feel good to ;'o business along normal lines once more, and it is the prediction of thos-' d?se to the local situation thaï we will all at least enjoy a moderate degree of the old tinje prosperity the coming tall and winter. ENGINEERS STUDY FT. HALL PROJECT Extension of Fort Hall Project May Embrace Whole Watershed of the Blackfoot River. Investigations now being conduct ed by the state reclamation depart ment with a view to the extension of the present irrigation system on the Fort Hall Indian reservation to in clude outside lands near Pocatello, will be extended to the entire water shed of the Blackfoot river, Commis sioner W. G. Swenson said, after his conference with officials of the In dian service at Pocatello, late last week. State Senator C. R. Burkey of Je rome, an engineer long prominent in Idaho irrigation matters, is repre senting the department in making ___ _ _______ __ ______ 0 ! the study and will continue until comprehensive information is had on the plan for pursuing the develop ment and for the best use of the en tire supply of water in the Blackfoot river. Funds for conducting the study are being furnished by landowners in the watershed whose lands are suscepti ble of irrigation, together with a con tribution from the Federal Indian service. Following his meeting with Mr. Burkey and the Federal officials, Mr. Swendsen had conferences with rec lamation deputies of the Portneuf valley, water distribution of which is now being operated under a court de cree Just handed down, and with Deputy Commissioner C. Clyde Bald win of Idaho Falls, in charge of the water distribution in district No. 36, Snake river valley. The water supply has proven en tirely adequate so far this y.ear. How ever, economy in its use is neces sary and essential from now on to in sure the conservation of as much as possible in the reservoirs for next year. RECEPTION FOR REV. AND MRS. STRINGFELLOW „ R S Srtî» , ere ! ,, , Un ' 1 ! , rJ a , d ,' ea ol the Episcopal Guild, will hold a public reception, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. DeHart, oil South Shilling Avenue, Friday evening, August 12, from eight to ten o'clock. A very cordial invitation is extend ed to the public. STEERS SELL UP TO TEN; BIG ADVANCE IN HOGS „ Kansas CUy Stock Vir.li, Aug. 8. 1921.....<Prhne heavy weight yearling steers sold up to $10.in today, the highest price paid this year. Fed steers wintered grass -a' and best , straight grass fat steers ,vere quoted | strongei, exceptions higher, and the medium plain and common grassers were steady. Butcher cat tie were j steady, with some of the lies: classes i stronger. Hog prices wore up 40 cents to 50 cents, and the *11.00 quo- j 'ation which disappeared last Fri-, . , i I . o. . day was returned odaty. Sbeen and' lambs were steady , Z, , , ' . Today s Receipts Receipts today were 22,500 cattle, 7500 hogs, and 9000 shoep, compared wfh 25,000 cattle, 7500 hog3, and 5000 sheep a week ago and 19,050 catti'-e, 8400 hogs, and 9000 sheep a year ago. Beef Cattle Though 'cattle receipts today were slightly short of a week ago they were larger than a year agoïand' dV-I In some cases ihe tnand was active. best grades were quoted higher., Prime yearlings sold up to $10.10 | and heavy steers up to $10.00. tered grass'fat steers sold up to $8.75 j and grass fat steers up to $8.25. The market has developed large buying on ! the part of both local killers and shippers, and indications are that the ' present price level will be maintain ed. The bulk of the grass fat steers i from Oklahoma and Texas sold at $6.45 to $7.25. Butcher cattle were quoted steady, and veal calves firm. Stockers and Feeders Trade in stock and feeding cattle waa active at strong prices. Some i selected sleers that went to ,he coun -i try for a short feed sold up to $8.25.1 but mo8t of the KowJ q J lity t!lin 3 t eer s sold at $6.00 to $7.00, and the, common up to fair kinds brought; $4-50 to $5.75. Hoffs Tlle depression in hog prices late . las t week proved too severe and to ^ a >' the market rebounded sharply. I Here the best hogs were 4 1 to cents higher and the $11.On quota-; tion was tertored. Rough heavy and ; ordinary Hasses were 20 to 35 cell's higher. »-The top price *vas $ J1.00 | and bulk of all the sales $9.77 to j $10.90. brought the market within ! 0 L EXPLORE ARCTIC Four Men Left Seattle Thursday to Make Preparations for Major Ex ploration Expedition Next Year. Vilhjalmur Stefansson, arctic ex plorer and lecturer, who appeared in Blackfoot on .the recent Chautauqua program, telling of t,he wonders of the Arctic region has completed the organization in Seattle of Uhe ad vance guard of the most extensive ex pedition the noted explorer has ever made into tlie Arctic according to in formation received here. The pre liminary party sailed from Seattle Thursday for Nome. Alaska, where it will take charge of tlie auxiliary powered schooner Orion, which is be ing outfitted at Uhe Behring seaport for the expedition. The advance party will consist of four men. 9wo of whom were with Stefansson on previous trips to the far north. By the end of this month, the ad vance party will be in the Arctic .seas according to Dr. Stefansson. The explorers will winter on one of the Canadian islands and next year will be joined by the major exploration expedition headed by Dr. Stefa» son personally and a party of scien tists. In an Interview given out at Seat tle Dr. Stefansson gave some inter esting light on how the explorers will livp in the north. "Instead of carrying large quan tities of provisions with us," he said, "we will live by forage as Alexander did when he invaded Asia, and adopt similar methods to those used during the Lewis and Clark expedition. Rifles Main Support "On land we will live on the cari ibou and musk ox and at sea on seal and the polar bear. By the new meth od we will have our rifles and ammu nition as the only means of obtaining food, fuel and clothing, and will be able to Journey Indefinitely In the Arctic. We have discovered tihat 15 pounds of cartridges will support five men and 20 dogs two years. The de velopment of this method of explora tion has opened every ga eway and has made comparatively easy every path in the polar regions. With that I knowledge we cun have meat for food [Hkins and furs for clothing and anl ■»'■1 fat for fuel and we are safe and , eomforta We in am tic. part of the Arc IDAHOANS ON BOARD WRECKED VESSEL Telegraphic dispatches published (in the daily newspapers concerning .tlie wreck of (lie steanishin Alaska, pff die California coast, last Sun Nluy, indicate that a number of Idaho passengers were aboard I he vessel. An unofficial dlst of the surviving .passengers includes: ; Miss E. Meadlev, Hammett, Idaho, , c . Balley anl , A K Bailey Poca . | t eBo B ] a i 10 Mrs. J. Summercamp. Weiser, Ida | 10 . Flora Winn, Hammett, Idaho. LEFT FOR BERKELEY. j i j _ ... . . ... . ... On Tuesday ol this week Merrill _ ... . , Hoyle IeU for Berkeley - California, where he will spend the school year as a student in the Oeil forste UlÉ— verHBy ' * HARD SURFACED ROADS Hard surfaced roads la the best force to apply to the railroads to bring them to more equitable freight rates. In other words 'his affords <om P eU,lon f(,rthe haul, «»4 when you P rovide comp?'!tier, vou have broken down one of the prin | ki P a ' 1 harriers !n the railway system. Win-;-- j BAPTIST CHURCH. --- ! The pastor will speak at 11 a. m. on "Objectives and Programs." At 8 o'clock in the evening his subject will be "The Last Word." The Sunday school session opens ' at 10 a. m. B. Y. P. U. and Junior meet from 7 to 8 p. m. After a series of pleasant Union i ..... meetings with the Methodist church, i vve are again holding rcgul ir services ,n 1,0111 churches. You are cordially invited to come aBd worship with us. E. O. BUTLER, Pastor, 1 ■ ■■ — <25 cents of the highest price this year. Pigs sold readily at $9.00 to . $10.50. Sheep and Lambs I Demand for lambs was active. sdiChoice western lambs at $10.60 were quoted 25 cents higher, native lambs ; at $10.00 were firm. Some fa ! r Tex as wethers at $5.25 were 25 cents | lower. Ewes were about steedy j CHARLES M. PI?KIN, ! Market Correspondent.