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BLACKFOOT County Seat, Best County in the State. BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS OFFICIAL Paper of Bingham County. PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM, COUNTY. IE.'.. 10. FI! ID AY, MARCH 31. 1922 VOL. XIV. NO. 28 GOVERNOR DAVIS FAVORS NEW PLAN SPEAKERS EXPLAIN THE NEW BIG DISTRICT IDEA. MANY OPPOSE 016 DISTRICT BUT CHANGE THEIR MINDS AF TER HEARING THE EX PLANATION. Tiie Reclamation meeting held at the Court house Friday afternoon was largely attended by water-users from all parts oif tne county, who were very much interested in She presentation of the Big District Idea. Many were in attendance who were bitterly opposed to the Idea when they entered the Court House, but they entirely changed their minds after hearing the able presentation of the District Idea as presented by the different speakers. The meeting was presided over by County Chairman E. M. Kennedy, who introduced eadh speaker. The first speaker called to the platform was Governor D. W. Davis, who gave the history of the Reclamation As sociation from its organization, and some Of the things it had done. He heartily endorsed the new plan of financing the American Falls Dam. Guy Flenner, Secretary of the Ida ho Reclamation Association, was the next speaker, who stated the plan of financing Uhe district was the best and easiest thing that had been suggested so dar, the plan being to issue and sell bonds from the big district. Bonds to run 20 years, and the first five years of payments could be extended or payments could be made beginning after the first five years. The bonds would draw 6 per cent interest. He stated all the canal companies of Idaho Falls would be Included In the big dis trict, and stated the purpose of the meeting was to find out which com panies in Bingham County wanted in and which ones wanted out. Mr. Flenner said there was n oqueistion but what it would be built, and the committee were giving the old ca nal companies the first 'chance, af ter which the new canals would be takeu up. He stated the people need the water and this is their only opportunity to get it. Tihe failure of this reservoir would be a tremendous loss to Idaho. W. G. Swendsen, commissioner of reclamation, was t|he next speaker, who stated that every effort and every pressure had been brought to bear upon Secretary of the Interior Fall to proceed but they had been refused without financial support from the water users. He stated there is more land than water, and now is the time to act. 13. C. Stoutmeyer, chief counsel for the Reclamation Division, was the next speaker, who pointed out the fact tlhat every fifth year there was a drought or shortage of water, and t liât during this period the peo ple paid for the American Falls Dam anyway and they could just as well have it. The loss in crops dur ing these years of shortage would more than pay for the reservoir. He estimated that the reservoir would be built to hold about a million and a half a'cre feet oif water, and could afterwards be enlarged to hold the entire winter flow of about three million acre feet. He stated that local water users who had subgcrtb —ed for water in this reservoir could trade it for water from the Jackson lake reservoir. F. A. Banks, of the Rederal Rec lamation was called on to give some information as to what had already been done towards the building of the reservoir. Col. Evans, of American Falls, R. E. Sheppard, of Jerome, were called upon for a few remarks relative to the new big district and several phazes of the subject were brought to light, after which several of the local canal company officers who ware present were called upon for their opinion as to whether their company would likely want in. It was explained that the petition would have to be filed by the first ■or not later than the middle of the month and there was not sufficient time to hold meetings with each canal company, but local meetings for the information of the stock holders of the local companies would be held later on, should any canal company wish to be informed on the workings of the big district. There seemed to be a sort of mis information as to the powers of the board of directors of the big district, and that the new district directors would usurp the powers of the small er canal which is now in existence. This phaze of the subject was thor U. S. VETERANS' BUREAU. Pocatello, Idaho, March 23, 1922. For the purpose of maintaining close contact with all ex-service or ganizations and investigating all complaints and grievances of war veteran^, a new department to De known a s the cooperation division is being established in connection with the United States Veterans' Bureau in this district, according to Dr C. H. Sprague, head of the bureau here. Bradley T. Fowlkes has been named as acting chief pf the new division in the district. Cooperation sections are to be es tablished in Veterans' Bureau offices of Spokane, Tacoma, Portland and Pocateilo in conjunction witn the cooperation division of the bureau in Seattle, he stated. Aside from the contact work and handling ''of complaints, the cooper ation division will have the follow ing duties: caring dor government insurance for veteranls; handling In formation regarding claims between district, central and sub-offices of the bureau; inspecting claims for compensation and training Ifrom sub-offices; personal service work with disabled veterans and their families; building up compensation vocational training and insurance claims for veterans and giving out information. This action on the part of Direc tor Charles R. Forbes in making a separate department for personal service work for the benefit oif dis abled veterans will go far in clear ing up many grievances and com plaints of former service men and women in Washington, Oregon, Ida ho, official« of the Veterans' Bureau believe. Pocatello, Idaho, March 27, 1922. "Help the rehabilitated war vet eran who lost his pre-war vocation because of injurie« and studied many monfihs to learn a new trade or pro fession get a Job." This is the plea of the United States Veterans' Bureau in connec tion with the present campaign to furnish employment to ex-service men, according to Dr. C. H. Sprague, manager of the Bureau here. There are a number of former ser vice men here who have qualified themselves to fill responsible posi tions along mechanical, industrial, agricultural and professional lines through vocational training courses offered by the Veterans' Bureau, wlho have been unable to secure work, he Med. Many of them have famii.-j, and are in financial need,' it was announced. People in position to assist in se curing work ifor these disabled vet erans who have worked diligently to become rehabilitated should get in touch with Veterans' Bureau of ficials in the Kane building, Poca tello. There are 3286 war veterans learning vocations in the Northwest district of the Bureau at this time. A total of 632 have completed their courses and declared rehabilitated. Plans are now being made for ex tension of project training in this district this spring and summer for the beuefit of veterans who have a "back to the soil" spirit, according to H. ;L. McCoy, district head of the vocational training work. "Project training or that of teach ing the veteran farming on his own land promises to be very popular this year among disabled veterans who are completing agricultural courses," said Mr. McCoy. "We have about 2P0 men taking project training in this district at the pres ent time. Tt is pr<ypably tile most successful way of giving the war veteran a new lease on life of any along vocational training lines. " The fellow is bound to be en thusiastic about the progress of his own project. "The Veterans' Bureau i s in po sition to furnish the young farmer expert help and advice a« well as paying him at least $80.00 a month until he gets a good start. We as sist him in dealing for the land. In many cases the seller of the prop erty does not charge interest on the amount unpaid for the first year or two. In practically all instances, the veteran is able to pay a portion of bis government compensation check on the land." ROYAL NEIGHBORS MEET. The Royal Neighbors held their regular meeting at the K. P. hall Friday evening. Three candidates were initiated into the mysteries of tihe order. Arrangements were also made for the annual joint banquet of the Woodmen and the Royal Neighbors, held Tuesday evening, March 28th, at the I. O. O. F. hall. After the business session a delicious lunch was served. oughly gone into and explained to the satisfaction of those present, «hat the duties of the new Big Dis trict Board of Directors would meet and make the assessment for the water used—but would have no power to say how this or that canal company shall operate its canals. IHOU tlCE PME SUGAR BEEIS The following letter is being mailed to the beet raisers Of this section of Idaho, and gives the price of beets for the coming year. Gentlement: Please find enclosed the Idaho Sugar Beet Contract as finally agreed upon by the Idaho State Su gar Beet Committee and the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. This contract is based on divis ion of the sugar extracted from the beets on the basis of 53.5 per cent to the Sugar Cos. and 46.5 per cent to the grower. With a guaranteed minimum of $5.50. Last year the contract was not based on a true scale as in the lower prices ifor sugar the Company took the advantage in the division and gave us a slight advantage in the higher prices, and that was the thing we objected to. . The aim of the State Beet Com mittee is to work for a 50-50 divis ion of tihe profits of the industry, and we feel that substantial head way 1« being made, but these depres sing times has hindered the work materially. In view of the fact that the Utah Settlement for beets will be made, as per the following table, and Is based 1 on the average net amount received by the Sugar Company per pound of all sugar sold between October 1st, 1922, and October 1st, 1923, from the 1922 crop of beets. Safari PRICE OF SUGAR PER 100 POUNDS w Beet 14.00 4.50 5.00 5.50 600 6.50 7.00 7.50 8.00 8.50 9.00 14.0 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.60 5.88 6.15 6.63 7.10 7,57 8.06 8.52 14.5 6.50 5.50 5,50 5.50 5.93 6.43 6.92 7.41 7.91 8.40 8.90 15.0 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.67 6.18 6.70 7.21 7.73 8,24 8.76 9.27 15.5 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.87 6.94 7.47 8.01 8.54 9 07 9 61 16.0 5.50 5.50 5.55 6.10 6.66 7.21 7.77 8.32 8.88 9.43 9.98 16.5 5.50 5.50 5.76 6.33 6.91 7.48 8.06 8.64 9.21 9.79 10.36 17.0 5.50 5.50 5.98 6.58 7.17 7.77 8.37 8.97 9.56 10.16 1076 17.5 5.50 5.58 6.20 6.82 7.43 8.05 8.67 9.29 9.91 10.53 11.15 18-0 5.50 5.78 6.42 7.CS 7.71 8.35 8.99 9.63 10.27 10.92 11.56 BLACKFOOT RED CROSS TO SUPPLY GARMENTS Mrs. B. H. Hudson, chairman of production- 0 |f the Bingham County Red Cross, has received a request from tihe Seattle headquarters to have her committee furnish an al lotment of garments for the use of ex-soldier hospital patients in the Boise government hospital. The lo cal -chapter has furnished the funds to buy material and Mrs. Hudson has secured the aid of the Meöho dist Aid, the Episçopal Guild, the L. D. S. Relief Society, the Catholic Altar Society and the Baptist La dies' Union, in making the garments. The allotment consist^ of eight bath robes, twelve pajama suits, twelve convalescent suits and a dozen pairs af bed socks. ROYAL NEIGHBORS AND M. W. A. JOINT MEETING - The Modern Woodmen of America and the Royal Neighbors of America held their joint meeting Tuesday evening, March 28 in the Odd Fel lows Hall. A sumptuous banquet was served at 7 o'clock. About 300 memibers and friends attended. The following program was given: Vocal Solo, Miss Marie Burggraff. Reading, Miss Bessie Vaughn. Dance, Merle Harper. Piano Duet, Miss. Clarise O'Neil and Miss Doris Simons. Reading, Fannie May Ezell. Pianologue, Miss Vivian McDonald Cornet Solo, Harold Hine.s. Reading, Miss Marie Dore. Piano Solo, Miss Thelma Cox. Dance, "The Irish Jig", Misses Sadie McNeil, Mary Wernett and Marion Bell. Vocal Solo, Miss Turman. Reading, Miss Norma Parkinson. Several excellent selections were rendered by the Symphony orchestra led by Wallace Stultz. The remainder of the evening was given over to visiting and playing cards METHODIST CHURCH On Sunday evening next, Dr. Gil lilan will speak on the "Results of the Washington Conference," with special attention to the Farm-Pow er Pacific Treaty. ----Mrs. yilllllllllllllllltllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIItllllllllllllllllMllllim 5 ninnip iiAflT/l 1 or * i-i a nil i a min 3 FIRST MORTGAGE FARM LOANS Quick Service at Attractive Rate, and Prepayment Privileges. If you are in the market see me at once. The sriow is now leaving and we can soon ap praise your land, without delay. J. A. STEWART Hopkins Bldg. Blackfoot, Idaho ^ 3 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII11IIIIIIII1IIIIIIII111IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIMIIIÎT , Committee have been at work on the j contract for a month and finally agreed upon a contract, we felt that all we could reasonably that th ask was pay the growers in Idaho the same as they did last year above tlie Utah contract, or 50cts higher guaranteed minimum to offset the higher sugar content of the Idaho beets. This they did and we the Idaho State Sugar Beet Committee of the Farm Bureau have approved the con. .tract, believing that this is the best we could reasonably hope for this year, every thing considered. It is a better division in the lower sugar prices than last years contract. For example on a 16 per cent beet the difference shows; Sugar prices..-5.50 6.00 6.50 7.50 1921 Contract6.00 6.00 7.00 8.40 1922 contract..6.10 6.66 7.21 8.32 Hoping that you will appreciate our efforts and make any sugges tions or constructive criticisms you may feel are in order, we are THE STATE BEET COMMITTEE By Arthur Manwarlng, Blackfoot, Idaho. ATTEMPT TO BURN CENTRAL SCHOOL Considerable excitement /prevail ed during the first, days of the week d'yëd"'^lïianÿ"had ^'been~ performed at the Central School building and when rumors were current that murder or some other sort of deep the School Board and Teachers were all keeping it quiet, but Tuesday morning the real cause of the excite, ment came to light when it was an- nounced that fires had been started in two rooms of the Central School and from all appearances it was the intention of the culprits to Iburn the building down. In one room a teach- ers desk was entirely destroyed and in another the fire was started in a desk and with the ink bottle hole for a flue burned a hole in the top of the desk, other small fires were started around the rooms with tab- lets and rulers taken from the desks j but none of the fires started made I any headway and died out. So far the perpetrators of the crime have not been located and it is unknown whether it was the work of a fire bug or the work of -small boys. The damage actually done will not ex ceed $10 or $15. A detective from ahe Revelare .Agency at Pocatello spent two days in Blackfoot on the case, but failed to find a clue to the identity of the fire bugs. The room:: In which the fires were started wer 7-B and 8-A, in which Miss Bessie Vaughn and Mrs. Percy Jones were the teachers. The school board are working diligently on the matter and it is hoped a solution to the pro blem will soon be found. THE CRITICAL TIME The first three weeks is the crttl cal time of a chicks life They are tender babies and need a spec ial ifood for baby chicks. Our Chick Starter contains only the sweetest and best of wholesome growing food elements that will meet every need of a baby chick. Dried buttermilk, cooked wheat, bone-building phosphates, these and a host of other splendid ingredients go to make up our Balby Chick Feed. Best because it gives results cheapest because it raises more and better chicks. 8cts per pound. $3.50 for 50 lbs. $6.00 for 100 lb s FISHER COMMISSION CO. M 31 A 7 Blackfoot, Idaho. RQTARf CLUB The Blaokfoot Rotary Club enter- I tained a number of invited gue •. Tuesday evening at the Hotel K < ! Vn excellent five course dinner was | served, which was interspersed b> tlie singing of several lively songs j under the efficient leadership of 1 Ernest Anderson. After dinner speeches were given by Prc -ident. MacCoshen, Dr. Gillilan. Clancy St Clair, of Idaho Falls, Mavor E. E. Pec k. Leon Chapman. Lew Felt, D. ; H . Beithan. Dr. Hoover, and E. M. Is 61 Graig The Tax question was the main topic otf conversation which was dealt with by eacili individual speaker from every angle. The Ro tary fellows are excellent hosts, and many were the compliments received by this organization on the wonder ful feed both mentally and physi cally. NOTICE, POULTRY RAISERS. If you have not culled your flock, It i s too late now, but now is the time to select your thirds for the breeding pen. It is best to cull your flocks in «he fall, for then you will not have to feed chickens all winter that do not lay. The number of females to be mat ed with one male varies with the class of stock. For the heavy breeds about eight to ten; for the medium weight breeds about ten to fifteen, and for the light breeds fifteen to twenty. Where you have only one pen and need more eggs it is advis able to use two males, turning one In the pen one day, and «he other "the next day, and have two times as many females In the pen. If you do this you should have an extra pen for the male that is not in use. Hens that are at least one year old are-best to use in the breeding pen; use mature males. To hold chlckenis when culling, take one leg between the index and big finger, the other leg between tihe third and small finger, and place the head under the arm. Characteristics in ohicken s which favor egg production are: 1. The capacity of a hen, which is measured by placing the hand across the abdomen Ibetween the rear part of the breastbone and pelvic i bones. If three fingers can be plac ed «hero it shows that she has good capacity, ability to consume a large amount of food, and that she has | ''T* full reproductive organ* an- the the in top far , ! h J r,1s The condition of a hen which is measured by noting the plump ness of the flesh on the breastbone. If tlie hen is out of condition tlie flesh will be shrunk from the breast bone. If in good condition tihe flesh will he full and rounding over the breastbone. 3. The factor which really points out the true egg type is the thick ness of the pelvic bones. If these nre thin and wide between. it i s the high egg producing type of lion. If these are thick and meaty, it is the meat type. Other 'characteristics which also favor ocg production arc: 1. Strong, gentle, healthy, and ex the the are Not moulting before October. 3. Shank and beak pale. 4. Earlobes showing no yellow. 5. Skin soft and velvety. 6. Breastbone thin and of line quality. 7. Abdomen oft and flexible. Tt lias been the general idea that a cnokrell .(cured from a neighbor is better to ns" in Hie breeding pen. Every time you get a eockrell from n neighbor, you are bringing a new strain into your flock, and that will spoil the strain you already have. Unless you have a poor strain of stock', it is better to pick out the best from your own fioek, for then yon will be building up a strain that will be good producers. If you use proper methods in selecting the b , rds for the brefM ]ing pen. are | Anima , Husbandry Class, ial and lbs. Blackfoot High School. CENTERVILLE NEWS. Mrs. Henry Farnworth returned home from Salt Lake, Saturday ev ening, where she has been nursing her daughter-in-law, who has been quite sick with the flu. All of the families who have had sickness, are able to be^ out again. Mrs. L. E. Killion is improving at the present time. Some of the farmers are already working in the fields. Plowing is the main job just now. Mrs. McDonald ha s been nursing L. E. Killion. j Mrs. Porter, of Blackfoot. is vis 3 , iting wi " vith Mrs. Bert Stennett. = ' Isaacson-McDonald. = Mrs. John Isaacson, of Lavaside, 3 and Miss Myrtle McDonald, were ^ quietly married on minday, March 3 26, at 3 P. M., at the home of tihe ^ bride's sister, Mrs. nert Stennett. 3 Tlie wedding ceremony was perform 3 ed by Rev. Butler of Blackfoot. Af 3 ter the ceremony a wedding dinner 3 was served. Only the immediate 3 family and a few relatives were pres 3 ent. Mr. and Mrs. Isaacson are now 5 at their home in Lavaside to their maa y friends. I | j 1 ID MAKE SEER I TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY TO DISTRIBUTE. $1,500,000 IN NORTHWEST ÿ^. ' p V an t ln ^ s1nce""l9is''abôüt OFFICES ARE BEING OPENED AT GRAND FORKS. NORTH DAKOTA. Washington, D. C.—Distribution at the $1,500,000 provided in tbo Seed Loan Act Just (signed by tho President for relieving the acute stress of the farmers in the crop failure area of the Northwest will Ibegin immediately. Preparations Ifor the work of making the fund available in small <oans to farmers have been going forward rapidly for some time and the United States Department of Agriculture, through Its seed loan committee, is ready to begin business without delay In time for the spring planting. Arrangements have been made for opening a branch office at Grand Forks, N. Dak., as was done in tha case of previous government loans for the relief of farmers in that sec tion qf the country, who hare suf fered a series of crop ifallures for the last several years. The cleri cal force that served at the offtee there last season will be reassem bled. Their familiarity with the work will make possible a speedy organization of the offioe. The relieif is provided for farmers in the "crop failure area" ifor the purohase of spring-grown grain for seed, which Includes wheat, oats, barley and flax. The area ^comprises North Dakota, northwest counties of South Dakota, Montana, several counties In Idaho, and Washington. Droughts for a number of year s have worked severe hardships with the farmers of this region, many of whom have no seed and no credit with which to buy any for this $6 , ono ooo government money ha „ bpen Ipnt them |n smft „ Ioan ' of which only $2,600,000 ha* been repaid. Eacli succeeding year ha« brought a crop failure and fche far mers, it is said, arc as lhad off now as they were when the work of re lief was first started. Farmers desiring loans should make application to their county agent, to the director of extension work in their respective States, or directly to the Seed Loan Office at Grand Fork!*. N. Dak. The seed loan committee is 'composed of offi cials of (lie United States Depart ment of Agriculture, including Loon L.M. Estahrook, associate chief of the ! Bureau o<f Markets and Crop Esti mates. chairman: Dr. W. A. Taylor, chief of the Bureau of Plant Indus try; R. W. Williams, solicitor; A. Zap]K>nc, disbursing officer; and 0. W. Watlburlon of Hie Office of Ce j real Investigations, Bureau of Plant Indu try. Mr. Warburton will be in ! charge of (lie office at Grand Forks j assisted by Mr. Nils A. Olsen of the j Office of Farm Management. BAPTIST CHURCH E. O. BUTLER, Pastor "Kingdom Programs and Ideals" will be the subject cuf the morning sermon on Sunday. At 7:30 the la dies of the Missionary Union will give their pageant. Tlie pageant was given last Wed nesday night and gave such general satisfaction thatj by special request It will be repeated on Sunday night for the larger congregation. Tills will be followed by a short sermon by the pastor. The Sunday school it again moving forward. The session opens promptly at 10: a. m. The Junior meeting will be held in the afternoon at 3 p. m. The pre-easter meetings began on Each evening last Monday night, ha s witnessed a small increase in the ' attendance. Next week the meetings ! will be held In the church auditor • ium and should result in large con is ' gregations and a real religious up lift for our community. Every on« I | s cordially urged to attend. | SPORTSMEN MEET. 1 There was a meeting of Bingham County Sportsmen at the office of j. H. Early last Thursday evening. \ temporary organization was for med and a committee selected to i represent thi« section at a meeting of the Bonneville sportsmen, held at Idaho FaUs last Sunday morning. The report of this committee was given at a meeting held in the Com > merdal Club rooms Thursday even ing, March 30th. The full detail« of thR meeting will be given ln th« next issue of the News.