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lUpuVie** 14 BINGHAM COUNTY NEWS WHERE ADVER riSING PAYS WHERE ADVER nSING PAYS BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DEC. 28, I92S. VOL. XVI \0. 1» PRICE—S&M PEB YE AB ELKS DISTRIBUTE CHRISTMAS EATABLES TO MANY HOMES Blackfoot Lodge Number 1416 B. P. O. Elks, made Christmas happier in every Blackfoot home needing it that could be located through an active canvass of the city. Twenty-eight baskets being sent out. A decrease of fifty per cent in the number needing assistance over the number found at Christmas time in 1922 was noted. Each family basket contained from 1 to 3 sacks of potatoes: one sack of flour, groceries, fruit, chickens, wild ducks, and to each child of each fam ily toys. These were distributed the -day before Christmas by trucks. Besides members of the lodge, the wives of the members assisted in the canvass of the city, and in the aBsem blying and distribution of the sup plies. Throughout the United StateB the Elks lodges conducted a similar pro gram. FORT HALL IRRIGATION PROJECT WATER RIGHTS Government Rights to the Waters of Gray's Lake and its tributaries for use on the Fort Hall Project Is sustained by the United States Dis trict Court. In a decision dated December 10, 1923. the United States District Court in and for the District of Idaho, East ern Division, Judge F. S. Dietrich pre siding, the complaint of the A. C. Quigg Irrigation Company, a co-part nership composed of A. C. .Quigg and E. O. Thompson, doing business under the firm name and styl e of A. C. Quigg Irrigation Company, plaintiffs, contesting the validity of Gray's Lake and its tributaries for use on the Fort Hall Project, is dismissed with pre judice. In 1907 the water rights in Black foot River and Gray's Lake and Us tributaries, that had been acquired by Barzilla W. Clark and also certain works that had been constructed by him, being a partially completed di version channel for draining the wa ters of Gray's Lake into the Black foot river water shed, was purchased by the Government. The contest of Quigg was based on the allegation that insufficient work toward the development of the waters of Gray's Lake had been done to con stitute compliance with the Idaho statutes. It was shown however to the satisfaction of the Court that the Government, within the allotted time, had made expenditures and did con struction work in excess of the re quirements of th e permit and becausp of this fact the case was dismissed. I The Government was represented in this case by Assistant Attorney General Ethelbert Ward of Denver, Colonel E. G. Davis, United States District Attorney and by Mr. B. E. Stoutmeyer, District Counsel U. S. Reclamation Service. Supervising Engineer C. A. Engl e and the office force of the local Reclamation office assisted in the preparation of data for the defense. The plaintiffs were rep resented by Judge J. M. Stevens of Pocatello and Harry Holden of Idaho Falls. D. E. Rathbun appeared as attorney for the Willow Creek Reser voir Company. Miss Sybil Felt, Wallace York, Har old Noyer and Sprague Stevens, who are attending the University of Idaho at Moscow are spending the Christ mas holidays with their parents. WATCH POE < > A Big Lump of Coal • • « ■ • » TO BE ON DISPLAY AT < • Seeger-Bundlie 's Store •. • • ■ • • > I Boise-Payette Lumber Co. ♦ « • *;* • • * • » t • * Will give away 5 tons of Spring Can yon Egg Coal to the 9 persons guessing the nearest weight of this lump. H ' I 1 H ' ******** » ♦♦♦♦♦ » ! ■» I • • . > • • KNIGHTS TEMPLAR AND ROYAL ARCH INSTALL Joint installation of newly elected officers of Blackfoot Chapter Royal Arch Masons and of Mt. Putnam com mandery number 12, Knights Templar was held at the Masonic Temple Fri day evening. Past high priest Lon Con e acting as Installing officer of the Royal Arch assisted by past high priest Dr. B. H. Hudson as grand captain of the host. For the com mandery past commander Howard Henderson installed, assisted by re corder M. H. Fehnel as marshall. The Royal Arch officers installed were: High Priest A. L. Springer, King, J. E. Estenson, Scribe, Howard Snodgrass, Treasurer, M. H. Fehnel. Secretary, R. L. Osborn, Captain of the host, C. A. Disher, Principal Sojourner,. James Christensen, Royal Arch Captain E. T. Peck Masters of the vales, Dr. Charles Mackey, John O. Exeter and Howard Sanborn. C. Sentinel, O. B. Neumann, Chaplain Lon Cone, installed by Past High Priest M. H. Fehnel. In the Knights Templar the follow ing were installed: Eminent Commander Lou Cone. Generalissimo W. D. Gagon, Captain General A. T. Springer, Treasurer Howard Henderson, Recorder M. H. Fehnel, Senior warden Dr. B. H. Hudson, Junior warden, L. B. Dustin, Prelate L. J. Chapman. Standard Bearer Dr. Charles Mack ey. Sword bearer, C. F. Dahman, Warder W. O. Smith, Guards, C. A. Disher, R. L. Osborn and Wm. Varley, Sentinel, Edwin Taylor. Eminent Commander Cone extended an ivitation to attend Knights Temp lar Christmas services to all master masons and their ladies at 9:30 a. m. METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1923 Sunday (School 10 a. m.— W. H. Vanderwood. Supt. We hope to see every Sunday School Scholar in their place this Sunday. Morning worship 11 a. m.—Subject for the sermon "Go Forward". Spec a j mulsc by the choir, Ep worth League 6:30 p. m.—A special New Years Topic. Evening Song Service and sermon at 7:30. Subject for the sermon "A Year Past, A Year Ahead." Special music by the choir. Thursday evening is church night. Here is our program for every Thurs day night. - 6:15 Pot luck supper and social hour. 7:15 Devotions. 7:30 Bible Study. Mr. Fleming Old Testament; Mr. Bloom New Testa ment. 8:00 Teacher Training Classes; Open Forum. 8:30 Board meetings and Commit tee meetings, etc. The public is cordially invited to all our services. J. J. FLEMING, Pastor $50.00 REWARD Fifty dollars reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who stole from our slaughter house, Christmas eve., about 75 sheep pelts. MAY EPSTEIN, Blackfoot, Idaho, Box 22. Phone 237 Adv. tf. Crop Improvement Extracts From The County Agent's Annual Report GRAIN The work in grain consisted of five demonstration plots comparing the habits of growth and yield of Feder ation wheat and Dicklow wheat: dis tribution of seed grain including Idamine oats. Dicklow wheat, and Trebi barley; and certification of grain. An Increased acreage of Trebi bar ley was advocated because we need the barley for feed and seed purposes,. Trebi has proven satisfactory and we have helped distribute and certify this variety. So far, Idamine oats holds first place as a desirable type, although some heavy hulled side oats are grown. We also need more of this oat for good seed and feed purposes. Very little was grown for certifica tion this year.r It appears from tests in this county that Fedeartion wheat is superior to Dicklow especially on rich irrigated ground. The yields of Federation var ied from two to eight bushels per acre over the yields of Dicklow. Fed eration has a stiffer straw and does not lodge on rich ground. It pro duces more heads and does not seem to shatter as badly. Early In the season the growers liked the Dicklow better and were rather disappointed in the Federation because It did not look so thick and growthy. When the Federation headed out it was easy to see that it had more heads which formed on stiff straw, all about the same height; while Dicklow, al though the foliage was thicker and the leaf blades wider, did not carry as many heads and was more uneven as to the height and development. The best comparison came when the bundles were compared in weight, the Federation being much heavier. When the Federation was fed into the thresher it made the sack sewer hustle to keep up with the continu ous dumping of grain. Federation is a slightly harder wheat than Dicklow. It Is objected to by some millers because it makes a creamy white flour instead of the crystal white put out by part of the mills from Dicklow. but by proper milling and bleaching it seems rea sonable that the same results could be reached with Federation. The Fed eration makes just as good a loaf as the Dicklow. In suming up Federation should be grown on rich irrigated land because it yields heavier, does not lodge and Is more uniform than Dicklow. RED CLOVER EED The past two years has shown a large Increase in clover seed produc tion in Bingham County. Two years ago a few growers at Aberdeen, Shelley, and Goshen,, were growing seed. Figures on cost of production and possible returns were furnished by this office which showed an aver age of $27.90 per acre including every thing except threshing. This year there are approximately one thousand acres of Red Clover In the county and yields have been very satisfactory, varying from 450 to 650 pounds • to th e acre. With a great many the growing of seed was an ex periment and various methods were used in handling the crop. Some took off a first cutting of hay about the first of July and left the second cut ting for seed, while others left the first crop for seed. In comparing dif ferent methods this year it appears that the first crop has made the most seed where it has been held back either by pasturing or keeping the water off as long as possible with out injuring the plant. Where th e first crop of clover was left to grow from the start it pro duced too much vine growth and lay down during the blooming period consequently smothering the bloom so that the seed did not form as heav ily as fields that stood up thru the season. Early pasturing or a light clipping would probably increase the yield on the first crop. It has been observed that the second season of clover does not develop so much fol iage and should be left for an early seed crop without clipping or pastur ing. This summer the State Seed Com missioner and the County Agent visit ed all the known clover fields In Bing hame County and advised as to meth ods of handling and roughing. We found some fields infested with nox ious and inseparable weeds, and ad vised roughing, or cutting badly In fested patches for hay. The common inseparable weeds found In this coun ty are as follows: Black or Indian Mustard, Buckhorn, Sweet Clover, Yellow Trefoil, or Black Medic, Can ada Thistle Hoary Cress, Poverty weed and Fox Tail. It is very evident that a yield of from 400 to 500 pounds of seed valu ed from 17 to 20 cents a pound with little expnse and time in handling the crop is making a profit for Bingham County Farmers this year, A County Seed Growers Association with locals at Aberdeen, Blackfoot and Shelley would Increase the profit for . our high quality seed, and would be managed with very little over head. We hope to perfect an organ ization similar to the Idaho Grimm Seed Growers Association to handle this commodity. Many farmers are buying for spring planting, and th e acreage will be con siderably Increased next year. Wo are urging those who are planting for seed production to use the best seed that can be secured. LADINO CLOVER Two years ago the county agent received enough Ladino Clover seed to plant seven trial plots. The first year a portion of the plots set seed, while others produced just enough to help thicken up the stand. This year one of the farmers in the Grimm Alfalfa seed section plant ed 10 acres for seed. The field was clipped twice to get rid of some small seeded annual weeds. Thirty pounds of seed was taken off one end of thts field idieating that it might be poss ible to make enough seed the first year to pay, providing the land Is | clean of weeds. One small plot yielded 20 pounds of seed this years, others were hand picked and the heads run through a sausage grinder to extract the seed for sowing for additional acreage. One plot was planted side by side with alfalfa and cowsate Ladino clov GRIMM ALFALFA SEED er as long as there was any in pre ference to alfalfa. None of the cows or sheep on this pasture bloated. An effort will be made to plant small acreages of this legume on many farms next spring. The Idaho Grimm Alfalfa Seed Growers control a large per cent of the seed raised in Bingham County and carry on inspection of fields for both variety and weed determination. It has been our object to cooperate in over coming factors which limit quan tity and quality production. The most important factors this year were grasshoppers, pocket gop hers. weevil, and an increasing num ber of inseparable and noxious weeds, These phases are taken up under in sect pest, rodent and weed control. WEED CONTROL One of the limiting factors in seed production is the pernicuous weeds that grow along canal banks. It Is impossible to keep the farm clean If weed seed from miles of unpastured ditches flood over the land in the Ir rigation water. A campaign to fence the canals and pasture sheep upon them is being promoted, mesh fencing with barbed wires at th e top can be secured for 91 to 92 cents per rod. A little band of farm sheep will, i ntlme, pay for the fenc ing and return a profit. Demonstra tors have given us the following fig ures: Six Inch 337 registered ewes purchased .$3,117.25 __ 1,800.00 . 2,346.00 for Receipts from wool . Receipts from lambs . $4,145.00 3 117.25 Total receipts . Subtracting cost of ewes $1,027.75 Balance to take care of feed etc. This band of sheep paid for them selves and left the owner with the same number of ewes and $1,027.75 in cash to pay for feed and other ex penses. Another farmer purchased 92 head of ewes on Dec. 1, 1922 for ....$552.00 40 acres pasture at $4 (waste) 160.00 20 tons alfalfa hay at $6 tot) ... 120.00 Total cost not including lahor$832.00 RECEIPTS: 840 pounds wool sold at 44c.. $ 369.60 Ewes and lambs sold lacally 1036.40 12 choice ewe lambs on hand 120.00 8 old ewes on hand at $5.... 40.00 Total receipts and on hand....$1566.On .. 832.00 Subtracting costs Profit not deducting labor — 734.00 This farmer made $734 profit as TO RACE HUSKIES MIbs Lydia Hutchinson has re ceived a very flattering offer from the Mount Royal Hotel at Montreal, Canada, to race the huskies which belong to the management of that In stitution In the Ashton Derby on Feb ruary 22. The offer includes trip to New York and other eastern cities, where she will advertise the Derby. Miss Hutchinson received a great deal of fame and made a very en viable record for herself in her pre vious performances In the annual dog races. Her own string of huskies, which she has run for several years, were poisoned and she had no expec tations of running in the race this year, until this offer was made. She will leave for the east shortly following th e first of the year, on- the publicity trip in the interests of this Derby, which each year brings many people from all parts of the country. Miss Hutchinson, with her parents, moved to Blackfoot a few months ago and has made many friends who are delighted to hear of her good fortune. -o UETURNS FROM MISSION Clayto Y. Nelson has been visiting with his parents the past week, Mr. and Mrs. B. Y. Nelson. Mr. Nelson has just returned from a mission. He was gone twenty-six months. He left Wednesday evening for his home at Baker, Oregon where his family and friends are waiting to welcome him home. ROTARY CLUB MEETS The Rotary Club held their regular weekly luncheon and meeting Wed nesday noon at the Eccles Hotel, with President W. H. Stufflebeam presid ing and E. L. Andersdn leading the singing. Rotarian C. R. Estensen of the Buhl Rotary Club was a guest of the club and delivered an interesting talk on t h e manner in which the Buhl Rotary Club maitains a 100 per cent attendance record. Regular routine business was dis posed of at the meeting. o O. E. S. INSTALL The Order of the Eastern Star held their installation of officers, Wednes day evening, with Mrs. 3. H. Cherry presiding, assisted by the Past Ma trons. Th e following officers Were install ed for the coming year. Mrs. Wendell Gagon, Matron, Howard Henderson. Patron, Smith, Associate Ma tron, Mrs. L. W. Van Alkin, Secretary, Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Treasurer, Mrs. W. E. Chubbuck, Conductress Mrs. M. N. Austin, Assistant Con ductress, The following officers were ap pointed: Mrs. O. B. Neuman, Marshall, Mrs. T. B. Dolman, Chaplain, Mrs. Fred Seeger Organist, Mrs. Kleta Evans, Adah, Mrs. Minnie Jackson, Ruth, Mrs. Mabel Wiltamuth, Esther, Mrs. P. Line, Martha. Mrs. Henry Simmons, Electa. Following the business dainty refreshments were served un der the direction of Mrs. William Var session ley. FORD CAR BURNS Early Christmas morning a Ford touring car owned by F. H. Kleusner became ignited and the top was com pletely destroyed. The accident occurred in front of Boyle's Gasoiltire Station, and the local fire- department was called and quickly extinguished the flames. The loss was not covered by Insur FRANK DEKAY, JIL, INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT Frank DeKay, Jr., was Injured Sat urday evening when his car skidded on the muddy road and overturned In the ditch. He received a broken arm and was brought to Blarkfoot by his father Saturday. He will remain here until after the holidays. well as keeping down the weeds. A seed grower at Springfield began with 70 head of ewes valued at $19 per head: Cost of ewes . SALES: 70 ewes sold . Lambs sold . Wool ..... 9 head of lambs on hand at $8 $700.00 $903.00 . 567.00 . 336.00 72.00 Total receipts and on hand....$1878.00 Subtracting cost of ewes 700.00 $1178.00 This account shows a balance of $1178.00 to pay for feed and labor. Thais band of sheep kept the weeds down on a strip of ditch bank 80 rods long and 3 rods wide as well as a small piece of waste land. TECH OFFERING DAIRY SHORT COURSE Urging and encouraging the devel opment of scientific dairying in Idaho and prepareing a short course for those interested in the Industry, the Idaho Techincal Institute give an intensive short course in dai rying beginning Tuesday, January 8. 1924. and covering four week3. will With a faculty of high personnal which will be able to transmit to its classes an instructive series of lect ures and practical demonstrations, the economic effect of the course places It as one of the most valuable arranged at the big Pocatello school for those taking It will be able to go back to their ranches with new meth ods which will assure additional in come . With the herd of eighty-five cows at the Tech farm used for judging and and practice with practical work In feeding, breeding, pedigrees,, testing and keeping of records together with the text book training an opportunity of real proportions is presented to those who are able to spend four weeks. One of the attractive features of the offering is its smallcost, a registrat ion fee of $ 5 being charged, the text books costing approxamateiy $ 8 while a room on the campus can bo had for $ 1.50 per week with mealsat cost in the campus cafeteria or -app roximately $ 30 to $40 per month In the city. DIES WITH TONSILLITIS Early Wednesday morning, little Glenna Delois. the two and a half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Clegg, died following a severe case of tonsillitis, She is survived by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. QUARTETTE ENTERTAINS MIL AND MILS. E. L. ANDERSON The First Ward mixed double quar tet entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Parkinson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Anderson, who are leaving for their new home In Poca tello, next week. The evening was spent in playing numerous games. Delicious refreshments wer e serv ed at the close of the evening. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wal ker Davis. Dr. and Mrs. W. 3. Hoge. Mr. and Mrs. Jo e Carruth, Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Merkley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stout, Mr. and Mrs. A. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hammond, Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Beck and the honor guests. -o BURTON ALBERTSON CHOSEN AS A MEMBER DEBATE SQUAD Pocatello, Idaho, Dec. 24—Burton Albertson of Blackfoot added another honor to his long string of distinc tions just before the Christmas holi days began by being chosen as a member of the Idaho Tech debate squad which will meet two team« from the Southern Idaho Conference of colleges in February. Among the other offices that are held by Mr. Albertson at the Tech are: Presi dent of the Tech Commerce Club; member of the glee club; leading role in the annual opera; and letter man in track and field athletics. KIWANTS CLUB The Kimanis Club held their regu lar weekly luncheon and meeting Thursday afternoon In the Ecclea hotel with President E. D. Bloom pre siding at the meeting. R. A. English was elected the sec retary for the club. Ronald Robbins led the club slng Ing. A MILLION AND HALF PERCH AND BASS PLANTED BY STATE Boise, Idaho, Dec. 24—The Stata Game Department has salvaged from the Irrigation canals and reservoir of the Deer Flat Irrigation system more than one million six hundred thousand perch and bass and replant ed them In sloughs, lakes and streams all over southern Idaho. according to Game Warden Dick Thomas In his report recently to Governor Charles C. Moore, Several hundred thousand of these fish have been planted In the Payette Lake in an effot to restore that section as a fishing resort. Southeastern Idaho has been well taken care of in this connection since 40 cans of perch have been planted In the Port Neuf river and several other cans in Its tributaries. Montpelier, Malad, Twin Falls, Gooding, Rupert and othersectlons have also recevled several thousand perch. The lakes and streams in Boise valley have re ceived several thousand fish. The vi cinities of Kuna, Payette, Nampa and Midvale have received several scoree of cans of these fish which would otherwise have been lost in the Irri gation ditches this fall when they were shut off from the main canals.