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BLACKFOOT County Seat, Best Oounty in the State. BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS OFFICIAL Paper of Bingham County. PRICE—$2.00 PEE YEAR BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY. MARCH IT, 1922 VOL. XIV, NO. 26 EAT SAWDUST AND RUSSIAN THISTLES MANY PEOPLE STARVING IN THE SOUTH PART OF RUSSIA. LOOK TO AMERICA FOR HELP DROUTH BRINGS SUFFERING FOR THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE. The following letter was received by Conrad Sandau, of Thomas, and was written by his brother, August, in Russia, and shows the pitiful con ditions in Russia. The letter was translated from German to English especially for the News: Province Stawrohol, South Russia, Jan. 10, 1922. My Dear Brother and Sister-in-law: I am very glad that we have pos tal iservice again with America so I can write to you again, and espec ially to give you an idea of the con ditions in Russia. I wish to let you know that my sons, Solomon and Simon, were iboth killed at the front only three months apart, during 1918, and our beloved mother is also dead. She died on February 1st, 1920. Now, I want to tell you of the general conditions here. Every thing Is extremely high and moat of the necessities of lifle cannot be (bought for money at all, for there isn't any to (buy. For instance, sheep bring about 500,000 (five bun. dred thousand) Rubles apiece, and other livestock in proportion. Bread cannot be bought at all, for there is no wheat, corn, rye or any grains to be had, so people have ground into flour all the corn-colbs obtainable to make bread with, and then we gathered Tumble Wieeds, (Russian Thistles) and flailed out the seed, ground it and mixed it with sawdust and made bread with that, but even that is about all used «p and hard to find, and besides it is unhealthy, for many people die. In some 'c aises the whole family is found dead. Many people go beg ging (but rarely get any food, 'for there is none to give, for we had a great drouth last year; still that wouldn't be so bad, if w.e hadn't been compelled to give all our food sup plies and most of our stock to the Government the year before last, and if any man kept anything se cretly and was found out he would lie shot; and what stock they lieft us we have no feed for, for we had no seed last year and the drouth besides Many of the people are practically beyond recognition, being thin, hag gard and almost black in the face from the poor and insufficient food. Many horses and cows on the verge of starvation are being killed for food. I have one hor.se and two cows left, but have no feed for them, and our own food supply is nearly gone, and if there is no help from other countries we are all lost. Our only hope is America. So, Dear Friends, if it is at all possible for you to get anything to us, no matter what it may be; wheat, rye, corn, beans, or anything eatable, please help us, for we are more like wolves than humans; we eat any thing we can get. We have heard that the Ameri can people are 'collecting wheat, etc. for Russia, hut we haven't received anything here yet. But if help doesn't (come soon it will be too late for many, many people. Please help us if you can and God bless you. Your loving brother, August Sandau and Family. BLACKFOOT WOMAN DIES IN SALT LAKE * Mrs. Ullie Clayton, wife of Geo. Clayton of this city, died in a Salt lake hospital last Friday. Death was due to an operation. Besides a host of friends, deceas ed leaves a husband and five £mall children to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held in the First Ward church, Monday after noon, and burial was made in the Grove City cemetery. MA RKET S Grain and Livestock Wheat No. 1 per owt............. $1.50 Hogs .......................................... 9% Steers ...................................... 5@6V& Cows .................-....................... 4@5 Calves, (Dressed) ....... 12c Springs ........................................ 17c Hens ................. 17c PRODUCE Buterfat ...................................... 29c Ranch Butter, per pound .......... 25c Creamery Butter ........................ 40c Eggs ..................................... 18c HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE. The Blackfoot high school debat ing teams will meet Pocatello and Idaho Falls on Friday, March 24th, on the question resolved: That the United States exempt its coast ship ping vessels from payment of tolls In the use of the Panama Canal. Blackfoot affirmative team com posed of Nan'ey Reese, Leland Chap- : man, and Lloyd Johnston, will go to Idaho Falls, while the negative ! team, composed of Paul Carruth, El lis Chapin, and Vivien McDonald, will meet Pocatello here at the high school auditorium. Both teams have worked hard and are confident of "bringing home the bacon." This activity is well worth your support and interest. NATIONAL FOREST GRAZING FEES ON INSTALLMENT FLAN As a measure of relief to livestock owners who have suffered from the widespread depression in the cattle and sheep industry, the Secretary of Agriculture, on the reicomimendatiion of the Forest Service, has waived the requirement that grazing fees on stock using National Forest ranges be paid 30 days in advance of the beginning of the grazing period. Un der the new regulation stockmlen this year will be permitted to pay the amount of fees due in two in stallments, first payment to be made on or before the date the stock en ters the National Forest, and final payment on or before December 1, 1922, without interest on the de ferred amount. Grazing permits will be issued at the time of first payment, but each permit will contain a stipulation that failure to make final settle ment by December 1 will be cause for the revocation of grazing pre ference, together with the Institu tion of legal action for the collec tion of the value of the forage con sumed. In 1921 over 38,00 livestock own ers grazed 2,129,500 cattle and horses, and 7,455,600 sheep and goats largely in the National For ests of the Western States. LUTHERAN CHURCH (Blackfoot) Friday, March 17th is a special day for our cihurch. The Inter mountain District is holding its spring conference and will conduct serviceis here in Blackfoot, Friday at 11 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. There will be services also Sunday morn ing at 11 o'clock. Sunday School at its regular time, 10 a. m. We hope that our people will make use of these oppor tunities and come and hear the mes sages that will be given. LUTHERAN CHURCH (Firth) Friday evening will be the first session oif our conference hiere at Firth, when services will be held at 8 o'clock. Sunday will be the big day when services will Ibe hel din the morning at 11 o'clock, and in the evening at 8 o'clock. In the evening it will be communion serv ices. The different' pastors of the district will be the speakers at these meetings. Sunday school at the regular time. A cordial invitation extended to all. CURRENT EVENT CLUB MEETS. The Economic Dopannent of the Current Event Club will hold its regular monthly meeting in the club rooms, Monday, March 20th, at 3 o'clock. The program will be as follows: Roll call, Current Events; Music; Paper by Mrs. E. Pearson, Moving Pictures a^ a Social Force; Vocal Solo, Mrs. S. Wilson; Talk and dis cussion led by Mrs. Hansbrough. Playgrounds and Public Recreation Centers; hostesses: Mesdames M. A. Jackson, Baxter Hopkins and Frank Arthur. SHOP LIFTERS CAUGHT IN POCATELLO Monday afternoon, Sheriff Sim mons went to Pocatello and brought back two Mexicans who had been apprehended by the police of that place. The Mexicans annexed some wool shirts and a bolt of silk in a store in Shelley, and the arrest was mande on information supplied from that place. The goods were found on the persons of the thieves, and they are now awaiting trial in the county Jail. VTT.T. KARE KLUB. Mrs- O. H. Weinrich was hostess to the Kill Kare Klub and a number of additional guests, at her home on North Shilling Ave., Tuesday af ternoon. "500" was enjoyed during the af ternoon, after which luncheon was served. Decorations suggestive of St. Patrick's Day were used. The hoistess was assisted In serv ing by her sister, Mrs. Ethel McNeil. "FLU" EPIDEMIC IS INCREASING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WEL FARE ISSUES REGU LATIONS. ORGED TO TAKE DETTER CME OF THEIR HEALTH IN GENERAL BY PROPER HEAT AND VENTILATION. Recommendations concerning the epidemic of the so-called "flu:" Reports indicate that the peak of the disease has not been reached as yet, there being an increase in the number of case ä reported in the last few days. The Department of Pub lic Welfare has decided that the fol lowing rules will be In force: 1. No person showing evidence of the beginning c»f the disease such as by colds, sneezing, coughing, wa tery eyes, etc., to be allowed in any public gathering such as schools, churches, theatres, crowded storey or other gatherings of people. 2. Persons In charge of such pub lic gatherings will be requested to ask such persons to leave the place. School teachers are requested to send any child home that shows any of the above symptoms and to not ify the school nurse who will inves tigate the case. People are notified that there will be no further placarding of homes from which the disease is reported. Parents are urged to keep their child at home and in bed If it showB sighs of becoming ill. It is much better to take the disease in time and break it up than to allow the child to run loose until the disease is well developed, as this frequently results In complications. People are also urged to take bet ter care of their health in general; to see that their homes are properly heated and ventilated and otherwise to do everything possible to avoid the lowering of their vitality. In the average case the course of tihe disease seems to run for a period of two and a half to three or four days. Cases with a high temperature are urged to take a longer time in con valescing before assuming their du ties. Physicians are requested to report each day to the County Health Offi cer, and also to the Department of Public Welfare, the number of new oases. It is advisable to Isolate the per son ill at home from the rest of the family as much possible and thus avoid any unnecessary exposure. This is an excellent time to com mence the practice of good health laws DAMAGE CASE POSTPONED. The suit for damages brought by Drs. Whisler against Editor Trego, of the Idaho Republican, was post poned p" 1 the next term of the District' ^ lirt. The case was sche duled to come before the court on last Tuesday, but attorney Hans brough was tot ill to leave his home, so this case will be heard next term. ESTRAY NOTICE. There is at my place, 5 miles northwest of Blackfoot, someone's work team. One gray mare and one brown mare, each weight about 1,000 pounds. Their manes have been roached for about 6 months. Brigham Farnworth, Rt. 4, phone 418-R-5.- ml7-24-31 3t Fire Insurance—J. H. Early. ijiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiim I First Mortgage Farm Loans I Quick Service at Attractive 1 I Bate, and Prepayment i 1 Privileges. | I If you are in the market see me at once. = I The snow is now leaving and we can soon ap- f I praise your land, without delay. | J. A. STEWART § Hopkins Bldg. ^ Blackfoot, Idaho 1 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiniiiiiiiiû THE FARM BUREAU IN THE CAPITOL INTRODUCE BILL FOR MORE FEDERAL MONEY FOR EXPERIMENTS. • S MILLIONS FOR SEED LOANS SALES TAX IS DEFEATED BY A VOTE OF SEVEN TO TWO. Sales Tax Defeated. Congress, as far as the House Is concerned, is in choatic condition in respect to the proposal to raise funds for the soldiers' bonus. Tne sales tax, to which the American Farm Bureau Federation, along with many other farm organizations and other interests, strenuously objected, has been defeated. The special sub committee of the House Way s and Means rejected the sales proposal by a vote of 7 to 2. Seed Loans and the Northwest. Five million dollars will be made available for the purchase of seed grain and feed for livestock for re lief among ifarmers in crop failure areas If the bill, S. 2897, which re cently passed the Senate is also ap proved by the House. For More Agricultural Research. Agricultural interests Joined in presenting to the House Agricultural Committee last week statements fav oring the passage of the bill intro duced by Representative Fred S. Purnell of Indiana which would make more Federal money available to the state experiment stations The American Farm Bureau Feder ation also was represented, pointed out the need for the investigation or research work which would make it possible for the farmer s to produce more efficiently and cheaply and n\ake for agricultural progress. A favorable report is expected from the agricultural committee, but the appropriations committee, of which Martin B. Madeen, Illinois, is chairman, is not so likely to under stand the need for this kind of per manent legislation. Blocking Truth-in-Fabric. MemborR of both Senate and House committees of Interstate Commerce have had before them for months the Capper-French Truth-in-Fabric bill and some are apparently inter ested in keeping the truth out of fabric, for they block either through delay in action or other antics con sideration of these bills (by these committees. The Senate Committee on Inter state Commerce, which has held exhaustive hearings on the subject and 'heard the Often expressed views of the farmers and many organiza tions favorable to the passage of the Truth-in-Fabric bill, now !,s delay ing action on the basis of having tests made to ascertain whether tne woolen garments can he manufac tured with the label attached to show the percentage of silk, cotton and other fibers woven in the wool. It is understood, however, that no I actual tests have been made to date j and matters are developing very I slowly. Nitrate Plant at Muscle Shoals. The American Farm Bureau Fed eration, through Mr. Gray Silver, the Washington representative, has endorsed the completion of the dam and operation of the nitrate plant a s Muscle Shoals. Mr. Silver lias no less than three times explained to the House Military Affairs com mittee why the farmers are so anx ious to see this immense project com pleted. DERN WINS FROM CATLAN. Ira Dern, of Salt Lake, claimant of the world's middleweight wrest ling championship, and Abe Capian, of Blackfoot. wrestled to a finish at the American Legion Hall last Fri day evening. After forty minutes of good work, Dern slipped a toe hold on Caplan and secured a fall. The second fall came after twelve minutes, and was also in Bern's fa- 1 vor. Thi s fall was the result of a j cradle hold. In the preliminaries, Clyde Jolley i threw "Bish" Andersen in nine min utes. In the boxing match between i Pepper and Evans, Pepper was glv- , en a decision, and the match between i the Pepper youngsters was called a j draw. I ELKS ELECT OFFICERS. At the regular meeting of the B. P. O. Elks Thursday evening, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing year: Otta Mans, Exalted Ruler; Guy Stevens, Esteem ed Leading Knight; Bob Peterson, Esteemed Loyal Knight ; Mark Tuohy, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Leon Chapman, Secretary; .las. Gil lespie, Treasurer; Iionls Stephens, Tyler; J. H. Early, Trustee. E. M. Kennedy was chosen to go to Grand Lodge, and H. D. Mac Cosham wa s chosen as alternate. MORELAND WOMAN VIC TIM OF PNEUMONIA Mrs. Mary Lowe, wife of Roy Lowe, of Moreland, died at their home in Moreland Thursday night. Death was caused from pneumonia brought on by an aggravated ease of influenza. Deceased 1» survived by a husband and seven small dhil dren. Funeral services were held at the L. D. S. church at Moreland, Tuea day afternoon, and intermient made in the Moreland 'cemetery. ASSESSMENT FOR THE FORT HALL PROJECT The assessment for the Fort Hall I Irrigation Project for the coming season lias been fixed by the Secre tary of the Interior at $1.25 per acre. Payment is to be made on or before April 15tli, 1922. After that date a penalty of 5 per cent will 'be added for the first 30 day s or fra'c tion thereof, and 1 per cent per month thereafter until paid. MEXICAN GETS 1 TO 14 YEARS. Last Saturday morning two Mex icans entered the Seeger-Buiullie store and while one of them held the attention of the 'clerk, the other one placed four ladies' silk dresses under 'his overcoat and was almut to leave the store.. Mr. Norton stopped him as he was going through the door, and he was immediately placed under arrest. The trial was hold Monday morn ing and was very brief and mulch to the point. Itamon Lara, which was the culprit's name, was given a sen tence of front one to fourteen yoars in the state prison. BAPTIST CHURCH. An effort is being made to deal with matters really fundamental to the Christian life. Next Sunday at It a. m. tlie sermon will be on "How Men and Nations Lose God." Inci | dentally the question "How do ! Chur lies Lose God?" will be dls I cussed. Another question of tremendous I import will supply the theme of uhe jevening sermon at 7;3o, when the pastor will preach on "What is I God?" Mature people are especial ly urged lo hear these sermons. The I Sunday School w ill open at 10 a. m. Junior at 3 p. m., and B. V. P. U. I at 6:30 p. m. The pastor's class of men Invites all men to meet with them at 10 o'clock. There will be special music on Sunday night, 'possibly Sunday a. m. aLso. Bring your friends and let us till the house Sunday night. E. O. BUTLER, Paator. $100 AND 90 DAYS. W. L. Sparks was arrested last Saturday afternoon, on a charge of unlawful possession of liquor. Mon day morning he entered a plea of guilty in the Probate Court and was fined one hundred dollars and ninety days in the county jail. G. F. Hansbrough has been on the sick list the last few days. Fire Insurance—J. H. Early. Jack Butler, at Pocatello, visited here Monday. Mrs. Mable Moore, of Firth, va« a Sunday visitor in this city. James Smith, or Pocatello, wag a business visitor in Blackfoot, Tues day. Teckla and Edna Olsen, of Poca tello, visited relatives here last Sun day. 1 j i i , i j I OUT FOB MEMBERS A DRIVE FOR MEMBERS IS BE ING MADE THIS WEEK. WANT 300 MEMBERS THIS YEAR ONE DOLLAP RER MONTH, OR TWELVE DOLLARS PER YEAR DUES. Solicitors are out in the interest of the Blackfoot Commercial Club for members. The club wants threa hundred members for the year 1922 and getting around to the business houses and the professional men as it it is possible. With a member ship of three hundred it is possible to do the many things the club de sires during the coming year and it is figured by tlie Board of Direc tors that if the full quota of mem bers is reached it would be possible to put into the field a paid secre tary. The Commercial Club is the one institution that every person who is interested in the growth an der elopement Of the city of Blackfoot should Join. Twelve dollars per year payable one dollar per month is being asked by the club, and the list of member* is already mounting up towards the goal. The duties of the secretary are so many and so varied It is Impos sible to find a man in town who will devote the time that i g neces sary, without recompense. We ars hoping the Solicitors reach the de sired goal and a paid secretary 1a employed to handle the committees' work for the coming year. Fire Insurance—J. H. Early. M. E. Hulls, of Pocatello, was a business visitor in this city last Sunday. Mrs. Clinto Barber, of Pocatello, is the guest of lier parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bond. W. N. Parkinson and Fred Hesse returned from a short trip to Cali fornia, Sunday morning. Born to Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ar vish March 1 Still, a daughter. Mo ther and child doing nicely. Mrs. Roy Thompson, of Pocatello, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W- B, Chublnick, for a few days, Fire Insurance—J. H. Early. YOUR EYES, the most wonderful attribute of nature, deserves the best obtainable. See Dr. R. 0. Young. 2t The preliminary Declamation con test, to determine who will repre sent the Blackfoot High School in tlie district contest, will he held in the High School Auditorium tonight. Irrigated farm of 200 $cres for sale at great sacrifice Well locat ed, splendid soil, good water right. Must be sold. Money talks. If in terested, address Box 67, Blackfoot, Idaho. M17-24 2t pd Charles Pelkey lias been suffering with a bad cold. Mrs. Fern Chandler, of the News force, was on the sick list Tuesday and Wednesday. FOR SALE—Team of Black Geld ings, six and seven yars old, weight 3150. See W. H. Jackson, route No. 1. tf Sam Lloyd left Tuesday morning for Coffeeville, Kansas, where he will pay a visit to his sister. At the regular Tuesday evening meeting of the K. of P. Lodge, Geo. Miltenberger, Ernest Nugent and Harry Martin were chosen as a per manent entertainment committee. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kirwin of River side spent the last week end at Po catello. Elmer Clark has gone to Lara Hot Springs to recuperate after an attack of rheumatism. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dustin went to Pocatello on Wednesday morning for a short stay. Special Saturday, Gold Baud Cups and Saucers. $1.48 per sot, at RACKET STORE. Lady Lois, double mesh hair 2 for 25ct. RACKET STORE.