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Bos li* BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS Official Paper of Bingham County PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1921 VOL. XVI. NO. 8 ARMISTICE MY TO BE II TO BE OBSERVED IN BLACKFOOT BY THE TOLLING OF TTOT.TÆ PROM 9:45 TO 10:00 A. M. 2 MINUTES OF SILENT PRAYER THE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMA TION WAS ISSUED LAST SATURDAY Governor Davis issued the follow ing proclamation last Saturday at Boise for the making of Armistice Day, Friday, Nov. 11th, a legal hol iday. The day will be fittingly observed in Blackfoot by the tolling of the church bells from 9:45 to 10:00 a. m., and to be followed by two min utes of silent prayer, as has been suggested by President Harding. Proclamation Throughout the world November 11 has become generally known and accepted as "Armistice Day." This year it has for the people of Ameri ca an added significance, for on that day will occur two events of histor ical importance to this country— the interment at Arlington National oemetery of the body of the un known American soldier, and the opening at Washington, D. C. of the lntenatlonal conference on the lim itation of armament. By proclamation President Hard ing ;has requested us to cease our customary activities .»on Armistice Day while we remember those who gave their all for their country and for humanity, and to rejoice that peace has come again to our beloved country. I ask that the people of Idaho pause in prayerful consideration that the peace so dearly bought may be perpetuated upon a just and solid foundation of righteousness laid at the confer ence of disarmament; to breathe a prayer of grateful remembrance of the defenders of this country and to render thanks to God for the great ,blessings bestowed upon us, asking that He grant His wise guidance to those representatives of nations that their conference may result in a world at peace, a world of stability and prosperity. Now, therefore, I, D. W. Davis, by virtue of the authority vested in me as governor, do hereby proclaim November 11 1921, a holiday in the State of Idaho, and do earnestly rec ommend and request that the citi zens therein observe the day in a spirit befitting the momentous oc casion. In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused to he affixed the great seql of the) State of Idaho, at Boise, the capital, this 2nd day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one. D. W. DAVIS, Governor of Idaho. IDAHO FALLS 9—BLACKFOOT 6 The Idaho Falls high school team defeated the Blackfoot high school foot ball team by the score of 9 to 6 last Friday afternoon on the Blackfoot field. Over one thousand rooters were on hand to witness the game, which was a hard fought con test from beginning to the end. Idaho Falls made the first touch down and goal kick in the first quarter. In the second quarter Idaho Falls counted two points on a safety. Blackfoot scored a touch down in the second half but failed in the goal kick, making the final score 9 to 6. Considerable enthus iasm was injected into the game be tween halves when the Blackfoot and Idaho Falls students lined up on each side of the field and joined hands and marched around their separate ends of the field. The Blackfoot team win meet the St. Anthony boys on the fair grounds diamond today (Friday). FIRE DESTROYED POTATOES Alvin Bergensen of Gioveland had a fire Wednesday morning at 12:45 destroying over 1,000 sacks of potatoes and damaging the cel lar. The Iobs Is estimated at about |200. They made a fire Tuesday afternoon to clear the weeds around the cellar and thought the fire was all out but it seems some sparks had gotten into the cellar. The hay stacks were close by but they were saved. Beebe Insurance. Leading agent. Phone 120. OS-tf -STAKE CONFERENCE The regular quarterly conference of the Blackfoot stake will be held on Saturday and Sunday] November 19, 20, 1921. Sessions will be held as follows Saturday: General conference session in the .tabernacle at 10:00 a. m. Stake priesthood meeting in the tabernacle auditorium at 2 p. m. For the accommodation of the sisters, meetings will be held under the direction of the Relief Society, the Y. L. M. I. A. and the Primary Association at 2 p. m. as follows: the Relief Society in the 2nd ward auditorium, the Y. L. M. I. A. in the Social hall of the tabernacle and the Primary in the social hall of the 2nd ward social hall. All sis ters are cordially invited to attend one of these meetings, A full at tendance of the brethren is request ed at the Priesthood meeting. Sunday: General conference ses sions at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. in the tabernacle and at 7:30 p. m. there will be a meeting under the auspices of the conjoint M. I. A. The members of the church are urg ed to be in attendance and the gen eral public are cordially invited. There will be a free concert in the tahernacle on Saturday even ing at 8:15 p. m. JAMBS DUCKWORTH, HEBER C. C RICH, NOFEAR DAVIS, Stake Presidency. ANOTHER BIG ATTRACTION COMING TO TfHE ORPHEUM Manager Heasley has announced the closing of the contract with the Metro Pictures Corporation for an other large Metro picture produc tion played and staged by the same cast and force of stars as pictured "The Four Horseman of the Apoc alypse" which closed their three day engagement last week. The new play is called "The Conquering Power" and is taken from Balzac's novel "Eugenic Gründet" and the story runs thus: "The Grandet Brothers have am assed fortunes—one by speculation in Paris, the other by miserliness in the provincial tbwn of Noyant. The Parisian's wealth is swept away and he kills himself^ leaving his son Charles, a spoiled dandy of the boulevards, to the charity of his miserly brother. Charles travels to Noyant, where he meets his charm ing young cousin, Eugenie. A sim ple, unworldly girl she is fascinated by his metropolitatt fineness. But her father lustful for gold, packs the impoverished y^ung man off to Martinique. Charles carries with him Eugenie's love—and some thou sands of francs that the girl had se cretly given him. When the secret of this gift is learned old Grandet, in a frenzy, locks the girl in his room, and writes to Charles, who is struggling to make his fortune in the tropic island, ^hat Eugenie is engaged to be married. So begins the tremendous drama of love and greed, founded upon "Eugenie Grandet," one of the greatest stor ies of Balzac, and translated to the screen for Metro ij>y Rex Ingram. A production that has been acclaim ed In New York as rivaling the In gram production of Ibanez's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." "The Conquering Power will play at the Orpheum Frjiday and Satur day, November 25 and 26. YOUR HOME TOWN PAPER What It Can Do For You— First of all it can bring to you the news of your own home town. Week after week, it prints in detail the happenings of the community. Faithfully it sets forth the goings and comings of its people, giving careful attention to the homely little items that are ig nored in the overcrowded dailies of the big cities. It can furnish you with more interesting information about people you know, or used to know than could a dozen private correspondents. The one who writes to you may know only a few of your friends at home—but your Home Town Paper knows them all. It tells you about people you are interested in. Finally, in a good, hard business sense, your Home Town Paper is of value to you. It keeps you posted as To the industrial and commercial growth of r community which fa miliarity may have caused you to neglect It often reveals that keen people see, right in your home town*, a mine of golden opportunity. The moral is obvious. Subscribe today for your Home Town Paper Stores To Close Owing to a proclamation just issued by President Harding, declaring Armistice Day, November 11th, a holiday, all the Business Houses in Blackfoot will be closed. Vt';. Retail Merchants Association, J. R. RYAN, President BOOK NOTES FROM LIBRARY During the week November 13 19, booksellers and librarians all over the country are placing special emphasis on the right kind of read ing for children. It is growing close to the time for Christmas shopping and less care and thought is given to the purchase of children's books than any other kinid of gifts. We thing "O, a book is always nice," forgetting that there are books and then there is printed matter. The counters are filled with vol umes poor in print, Illustrations and make up generally worthless at lit erature and weakening to the moral fibre which (because they are la beled Boy Scouts or Camp Fire Girl series or some other good substan tial name are purchased and pitched into the Christmas stocking of the unsuspecting juvenile, mere mental pap when the mind needs a tonic. Apply three tests in choosing a book. Is It good from the printer's and artists view point? Is it good literature? Is it an Inspiration to higher Ideals? , If we can't afford to buy the book that passes these tests it Is better not to buy at all. Poor print destroys the eyesight; poor liter ature destroys the taste for the great books that are the heritage of the ages and poor tfleals desroy the soul. But if we can afford to buy let us buy generously. In making the household budget a certain sum set aside for books is almost as neces sary as the provision for bread and butter. Build up the home library with good books that will be a mighty factor in the formative period of youth. What lovely associations linger about the books of our childhood; how ws thrill at the touch| of the fat brown Alcotts, the wierdly illus trated Pilgrim's Progress or the Dore Bible pictures! And if these old fashioned books meant so much to us, what a part the masterpieces of the printer's art should play in the life of the child of today. The library places at the dispos al of the public lists of the best juveniles compiled by the foremost children's librarians of the coun try. Make out your Christmas or der early so that your dealer may send for the book if it is not in stock. "Through wisdom is a house buildsd, and by understanding is it established and by knowledge shall the chamber be filled with all pleas ant and preciaus riches." la a Is of let of in in it GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Benjamin Franklin, in addressing the constitutional congress in 1887, said that body could scarcely suc ceed in erecting a tower better than Babel unless they implored the aid of Almighty God. He moved that prayer be offered daily in their sessions and it was done. There is a plan being inaugurated in Blackfoot looking to December 4 as a Sunday when everybody is urg ed to attend some one of the chur ches of the city. Thinking men in all the honorable callings of life are noticing the great dearth of church attendance and are Calling upon the people to rally to a reviv al of the church going days of their parents. The church is the only place where the people plan to leave their business thoughts outside and worship God. In these times of world upheaval and common inter est as in the world war, this call is deemed most timely. Start next Sunday. PUBLIC SALE DATES Tuesday, November 22 E. W. Moody, 5 miles northwest of (Blackfoot, will sell 16 head of horses and two mules, 18 head of cattle, farm machinery, etc. W. D. Pierce, Auctioneer, L. C. Collins, Clerk. Friday, November 25. Chris Delzer, 9 miles southwest of Blackfoot will sell 5 head of horses, 2 cows, farm machinery and Maxwell touring car. W. D. Pierce, Auctioneer, L. C. Collins, Clerk. Tuesday, November 29. Sam Decetls, 1 mile south of Pin gree, will sell all his farming implements and live stock. W. D. Pierce, Auctioneer. CRUSADE CLUB The Herald and Crusade band of boys and girls met last Friday af ternoon at the BaptlBt church. Four new memlhers were added to the roll. After the business meeting, the company divided for a story telling period. Hereafter the meetin|gs will be on Thursday afternoons. At the meeting today Mrs. Butler will tell the story of "The Boy Who Won." DIED IN IDAHO FALLS Grant, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright died in Idaho Falls Monday following an op eration for a tumor of the brain. He will be sent to Blackfoot for burial. UNIQUE INVITATION The public of Blackfoot were in vited to attend the services of the Baptist church last Sunday morn ing and evening by a unique invi tation written on the large bulle tin bard just outside of the front door. It read thus: "Don't wait until you die to come to church, Come Sunday." Those who did come were not disappointed in receiving helpful and Inspiring messages from the pastor's sermons. Rev. Butler gave a most convinc ing argument fr the spiritual in vestment at the evening service. He linked the usual material invest ments of money, time, ability and influence with honest, reliable men of good judgment, also with the ever ready quick rich schemes so numerous at the present time. He gave assurance of one such invest ment that gave quick returns with suden profits of blessings from One who will help and cheer in the greatest need and who stands back of every promise in the Bible. The man of Gallilee has never yet been known to fail to pay in full all de mands upon the treasurer, and the greatest men the wold has ever known gives upited testimony that God's word assure^ (fi^tire Satis faction. Rev. Butler is a forceful speaker and is even now a leading factor in our community teaching the living Christ, and participating in every way possible to the making of Blackfoot a better and a more per fect town. SUNDAY MORNING FIRE Fire was discovered in the rear of the Standrod bank building Sun day morning between 9 and 10 o'clock by T. J. Johnson who was working In the bank building at the time. The fire department was called and the flames were quickly extinguished hut had already done considerable damage to the stair way, hall and upper floor. It is es timated the damage will be over 82,000. The origin'of the fir* is unknown but It is presumed to have been caused from the storing of coal In the basement. Work has already been started on the repairing of the building. Concerned in the Standrod Bank and Curtis building fire of last Sunday the Insurance office, of J. H. Early had 21 fire policies in volved and today has 23 fire poli cies at risk at that location.—Adv. PHILATHEAS MEET The Phllathea class of the Bap tist Sunday school met for their regular business meeting Monday evening. Plans were discussed concerning class activities' during) the winter and a vote was taken to begin the systematic course of Study of the Baptist Trained Lead ers' Course immediately after the holidays. The class presented their presi dent, Eva Johnson, with a friendly token, the day being her birthday. Light refreshments were served. The next meeting w4ll be pro gram and study, at the church Mon day evening, Novemlber 21. CHAN GE OF DATE The World Wide Guild banquet is now scheduled for Wednesday evening, November 16, Instead of Friday evening, owing to the sec ond number of the lyceum course coming on that date. 1.00 LOAN NEW CORPORATION ORGANIZED LAST WEEK AND OFFICERS ELECTED 6E0. F. GA60N IS PRESIDENT IT IS EXPECTED THAT QUOTA OF MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE LpANED HERE The new) corporation organized last week held ihelr first, meeting and elected the following officers: George F. Gigon, President; L. C. Collins, Secretary; W. F. Berryman, Treasurer; D. V. Archbold, Director. The corporation will be known as the Southeastern Idaho Livestock Loan Company and will have their headquarters in Room 4, in the Standrod Bank building. The first loan of 120,000.00 to three farmers of this community; has already been made and approved by the state board and forwarded to Washington. The Loan Company's capital stock is 8100,000.00 and it Is ex pected that a quarter of a million dollars will be available for the farmers of this territory. The mon ey is loaned for one year with the privilege of two renewals, making three years in all. SHALL WE CELEBRATE COM PLETION OF WATER SYSTEM? A movement Is on foot for a day to throw opin to the public the doors of the new municipal water works for th«lr inspection, as well aa to Inform the citizens of Blackfoot aa to the value of the new system. The new system comprises an In vestment of almost a quarter of a million dollars. It has been built with the best of material and work manship throughout, with the Idea of building for the future of Black foot, as well as the present. The system has been enlarged taking In considerable more territory \ than the old plant. As yet thd movement for this cel ebration for the finishing of this great system has not grown to a very large degree, but we feel along with the promoters that such a day is absolutely necessary for the best interests of Blackfoot. We feel that the people of the community would like to have a little informa tion as to the inside workings of a water system. We are all proud to have one of the best watj;r works systems In the state. One of the most im portant things a city can have, la ample protection for its citizens ag ainst one of Ihe most deadly of home destroyers—fire. Some suggestion as to the date for this "open house" have been re- ceived by the city dads among which is Thanksgiving, and we feel that no more ppropriate day could ihe selected. --—- I MILITARY BALL A SUCCESS The first annual military ball given by the officers and men of Troop B, 118th Cavalry, at the Am erican Legloji hall, was one of the elaborate affairs of the season. The hall was beautifully decorated with the national colors throughout. Patrona and patronesses assisting were: Mr. afid Mrs. George F. Ga gon, Mr. anp Mrs. James Duck worth, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Mac Cosham, and Mrs. Blanche Eldredge. Several visiting officers were present from out of town among whom wçre Major E. 8. Anderson, of Pocatello, who delivered a short* address to the large gathering of friends of the troop. Captain Allen and Lieutenants McFarland and Brill, officers of Troop B are receiving many com pliments on the delightful evening spent as guests of the cavalry troop. Punch and smokes were served throughout (he evening. WAB MOTHERS BANQUET The Bingham Couhty Chapthr of War Mothers will entertain all ex service men, G. A. R., Spanlsh-Am erican War Veterans and the Boy Scouts at a banquet November 11 at 7:00 p. Jn. in the American Le gion hall. They wish to thank the business men and the public in gen eral in advance for whatever they may do to help make it a success. The mother^ are giving this ban quet in appreciation of what our Soldiers and Scouts have done and are doing, ahd It Is their desire thst they all turn out.