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THE LEAGUE DISCUSSED
BY AN ABLE WRITER
E. T. Barber of American Falls, a Peace-Maker
by Nature, Presents Sensible Views on Cur
rent Questions.
(From the American Falls Press)
In considering the Non-partisan
league there are three elements or
factors that must be considered sep
arately, namely: the membership, the
leadership, and the policies the
league is advocating.
A Tribute to Members
The membership is so far as the
county is concerned, above question,
it is made up of average, lawabiding
and well disposed persons, who are
seeking what all of us are, the larg
est measure of common benefits that
can be secured thru political chan
nels, Membership in the league
neither add to nor detracts from
their standing. -They are the same
men. with the same motives and pur
poses, the same ambitions, that they
were before the league was ever
heard of. The only question concern
ing them is, are they being rightly
Informed so that they may act wisely
and intelligently to bring the great
est measure of good to the country,
the state, and the nation of which
they are apart. Men grow mentally
as well as physically on the things
they feed upon. If they are given
unbiased information (mental food)
they will think and act in an un
biased manner. If the information
with which they are supplied is not
true and uncolored, they can not
think correctly nor reach right con
clusions. And in this the members
of the league are not different from
those who are not members.
Criticises Leaders
The leadership of the league is an
entirely different matter. If the
writer had as high an opinion of the
leadership as he has of the member
ship, he would be an ardent defender
of them. There is only one way of
judging anyone, and that is by his
words and acts, but the things he ad
vocates and does. There is no other
baqjs upon which to judge anyone.
Men compel the respect or disrespect
of others by their own words and
deeds. We all make our place in the
communities in which we live. No
man can be respected merely be
cause he wishes to be. What he says
and does must appeal favorably to
his neighbors to gain and hold their
confidence. And one's acts must con
form to his words, and be worthy,of
them, if he would enjoy the con
fidence of those who know him.
Who are the Leaders
Who and what is the leadership of
the Non-partisan league? Does it
lie in John R. Bowen, H. C. Boley or
others who have taken an active part
in securing local membership? Do
they in any way control or direct the
activities of the league, or formulate
its policies? Does this power and au
thority rest with Scholtz and McKaig
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or between them? Or does it rest
•with someone entirely outside of
Idaho?
Townley, under oath, testified that
he is the league.
Re organized it, and there was no
assemblage of men to help him.
He is president, yet nobody elected
him.
He fixed his tenure of office at
twelve years, with the power to per
petuate himself in office as long as
he wishees ,and no man nor body of
men—not even the entire member
ship, have power to despose him.
He receives and disburses all the
funds that come to the league, ap
points his auditing committee, pub
lishes what he wants to, and if mem
bers become insitent and demand to
know what he has done with money
collected from the farmers ,he tells
them to go to hell, that it is none of
their damned business!
Then who and what is the league?
Was Townley right when he testified
he was?
Colorado People Disapponited
Colorado people think so. The peo
ple there were promised that as soon
as the organization got under way,
that the direction of the league with
in the state and the money collected
from its members, would be turned
over to an organization to be formed
by the members.
Did Tdwnley do this when they
asked him to redeem his promise?
No! He fired the men who asked
him to do so! Something dfeadful,
wasn't it, to ask to handle their own
money and direct their own affairs?
Question Tlownley's Honesty
Townley's loyalty, sincerity and in
tegrity are questioned by a great
many honest and worthy people. How
shall we judge him? Shall we take
his word for it, or that of one of his
employees? And let it be under
stood that Townley hires and fires
every organizer .employee or officer
of the league at will. They must do
his bidding or quit! Is there any
other way to judge a man than by
what he says and does- If he makes
disloyal talkB in one place and at
one time, loyal talks at another place
and another time ,is he loyal or not?
If he tells the farmers of North Da
kota that they ought to have $2.50
for the wheat and then wires the pre
sident that $2.20 is high enough, is
he sincere or not? And when?
Bach Must Decide Queetone
When he tries to link up the league
with the I. W. W. does he have the
interests of the farmers or the I. W.
W. at heart, or is he simply after the
money of both? Who can say? What
will the members in this county say
to these questions if he has done
these things? How far can they
safely follow the leadership of a man
who is charged with being all things
to all men, so long as he gets the
money? —
This , is something for the local
membership to think about. Nobody
can determine these thing except
each member for hmself. Shall the
members rely on the Non-partisan
leader for enlightenment? Tpwnley
personally or thru agents, edits every
one of the Non-partisan state papers,
just as the writer edits the Press. Ig
there is anything wrong wih him
would he admit it? Depending on
the Non-partisan leader, state or na
tional, for information about Town
ey is depending on Towney himself.
The members must use other sources
of information as well as the Non
partisan oragns to get all the truth,
and then they must think for them
selves. All the Press can do to en
able them to reach a correct conclu
sion is to call their attention to such
thing, supply what information it
can that seems to be dependabe, and
let the members weigh every factor,
and record their best judgment at
the polls.
The writfir of these lines is and
always has been intereted in the
farmers. Their welfare is his wel
fare, their success is his success, their
adversity is his adversity. Some of
the farmers of members of the league
and some are not. But their initer
ests are all the same, and what's
good for the members is equally
good for the non-members. The
thing to guard against is getting all
"het up" during the campaign, and
to keep an open mind for the un
biased conideraton of anything that
may be either favorabe to or against
the league as now organized!
In the succeeding issues the Press
will give it readers such information
as it has which it believes to be trust
worthy, bearing upon Mr. Townley
and the directing heads of the Non
partisan league. matter will
have no reference to the farmer
members nor the local organizers,
who no doubt are average citizens of
their counties. It will refer to the
leaders—the men who control the fi
nance, the policies of the organiza
tion and the channels thru which the
membership is reached, and informed
or misinformed.
But there are some things that do
not require democentary evdence.
The people of Idaho have experienced
them, and they are the political
methods of the leaders. Are they
right, and will they bring benehts?
The very founfotion of our govern
ment is equal rfehts and equal op
portunities for all. Any policy that
denies tp someone else what a per
son or an organization clalmfi for
itself is a violation of this principle.
If the farmers want to organize,
they have ft right to.
If they desire to form a distinct
political part, they have a right to.
If they wish to declare for certain
policies' they have a right to.
But have they any right to deny
others the same privilege?
When the league entered this staTe
the public knew little of it or its
.leadership. It was Renown that it
would work thru political channels
to endeavor to secure the passage of
certain laws. But it was presumed
• that its work would fall of the same
line as the anti-saloon league, the
Equity and the Grange by endorsing
candidates of the regular parties who
were favorable to the things pro
posed. That is Republican mem
bers of the league would vote in the
Republican primaries for the nom
ination of certain candidates who
would favor their measures. Demo
crats would do the same in their pri
maries.
Did McKaig Know?
Ray McKaig has been in the Press
office two or three times and each
time has had a guarded conversation
with the writer touching political
matters. He probably did not say
that the league members would work
within the other parties to secure the
nomination of men who would favor
the policies the league was champion
ing. But he left the impression with
the writer that such a course would
be followed. That the league conven
tion would be held after the Repub
lican and Democratic conventions
were held and the platform written
and would endorse the candidates of
one party or the other, or some from
each party, and work in a non-par
tisan manner to elect them. Mr. Mc
Kaig made certain inquiries, some
touching upon Individuals, but the
most pertinent was concerning the
attitude of the Press would take to
ward the league. Mr. McKaig was
informed that the writer did not
know enough about the league and
its purposes to make a declaration of
policy, but that whether the Press
would support or oppose league mea
surers would depend upon whether
or not the measures appealed to the
writer as being fair and for the gen
era public good. This was before the
Non-partisan Leader was establised
and before the platform and policies
of the league were known to the'
writer. Mr. McKaig at that time, left
no Impression that the league was to
enter the field as a political party,
nor that it would try to invade any
party, overturn the candidates and
principles of that party by voting
league Republicans in the Democratic
party .or league Democrats in the Re
publican party. The impression left
'was that the league would do as it
did in the case of State Treasurer
Eagleson and a few others, simply
endorse them as being worthy arid ac
ceptable, and urge their members in
the respective parties to support
them.
Were all Sparring
It was such an organization as this,
doubtless, that got S. D. Taylor in
bad. It has been the custom of the
anti-saloon league to get a statement
from candidates as to their position
on prohibition. The league leaders
were not very different in their meth
ods. Taylor says the Non-partisan
state leaders flirted with him with a
view to endorsing Republican candi
dates on the Republican platform,
and that he encouraged them, be
lieving that he was promoting the
best interests of the party. The
Non-partisan leaders say the ad
vances were all on Taylor's part, and
that thru him Davis and Gooding
sought the endorsement of v the
league. The writer knows what Mr.
Davis did in this matter. It was to
write a letter to Mr. Taylor stating
in effect, that he would consider an
endorsement of the league as a com
piment to him and an endorsement
of the things he stood for, which was
all right and proper. Almost imme
diately thereafter he wrote Mr. Tay
lor to make no use of his letter, but
to return it, which was done. He
feared that an improper interpreta
tion might be put upon the letter and
wrong inferences drawn from it.
Mr. Taylor says that in his zeal he
signed Gooding's name to a quite
similar letter. Gooding denies that
he signed a letter supposed to
have been written by him. But if he
did sign such a letter there was noth
ing wrong about it. An endorsement
of Gooding and Davis by the league
convention, which had not been held
when Taylor and Scholtz were flirting
would have been an endorsement not
only of the men, but of the platform
they were running on. The only
really important thing about the
whole transaction is whether or not
Scholtz was flirting with Taylor to
have such letters written with the
purpose of making an improper use
of them. An endorsement of Good
ing and Davis by the league conven
tion could not possibly lie stretched
to mean the endorsement by Good
ing and Davis of a league platform
that he had not yet written, nor
of the league policies that had not
yet been declared. The furore raised
about this mater is 95 per cent cam
ouflage.
Reversing the Outlook
But getting back to the main issue,
what effect did the action of the
league leaders have In entering the
Democratic primaries with almost a
full set of Republican candidates, and
substituting an entirely new platform
except to deny to the Democrats a
right to uphold their own principles
and their own men? What kind of a
bowl would Scholtz and McKaig have
put up had Democrats Invaded the
league state
ATTITUDE OP NATIONAL
FOOD ADMINISTRATION
ON CANDY INDUSTRY
In order to place authoritative in
formation before itr. readers on the
subject of "sugar and its use by
manufacturers,
fectioner, published in Seattle, Wash,
addressed a telegram to the commit
tee on public information, Washing,
ton, D. C. on the fourth of last Aug.
The telegram was answered by the
United States food administration
August 6. The two telegrams follow,
and should be read by every person
who has at heart the welfare and pre
servation of industry during these
war times:
the Western Con
August 4, 1918.
Committee on Public Information,
Washington, D. C.
Local food administration office is
crowded all day with people who
think their sugar allowance is
greatly reduced because the candy
manufacturer is permitted to operate.
We believe you would assist the food
administration in its wise effort to
protect all lines of business to as
great a degree as it can by offering
as a telegraph story the information
that if all sugar allotted candy under
the 50 per cent restriction were dis
tributed pro ratfi. each individual
would get but two and a half table
spoons more per month. Walter
Hughes, Powhatan Hoted can verify
figures.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 6, 1918.
Western Confectioner,
Seattle, Wash.
The United States food administra
tion believes that it has already re
stricted candy industry to a point
beyond which further reduction in
the use of sugar will do more harm
than good. It has taken into account
the fact that the candy industry em
ployes about two hundred thousand
people and that to cause the indus
try to close down would throw a very
large element of our population out
of work.
With present restrictions candy
manufacturers can recive only 50 per
cent of the sugar needed to meet
their requirements,
sugar was entirely taken away it
would add only 15,000 tons a month
for consumption thru'other channels.
Should these 15,000 tons be divided
pro rata among the American people,
it would give each one less than one
third of a pound a month in addition
to what they now receive.
The food administration does not
feel the resultant gain would com
pensate for the Injury done to an
established industry. The first re
strictions placed on the use of sugar
were directed against the confec
tioner and the additional restrictions
now placed upon his use of sugar
has put the candy industry on a par
below that of any other manufactur
ing industry in the country.
The food administration feels that
with present restrictions it should not
ask the candy industry for a further
contribution toward our war effort
unless the sugar situation becomes
still more serious than it is today. In
point of hardship the manufacturers
havd already suffered greater priva
tion than individual ha liseholders.
U. S. Food Administration.
Even if the

ATTAINED HONORS IN NAVY
Word has been received from Cecil
Wright of his third promotion since
he entered the training camps, first
to left guard then right guard and
just recently to that of platoon com
mander. He is very much encour
aged and working to attain higher
honors. Glen Wright is also in the
same camp and likes navy life fine.
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RETURNED HOME
The Misses M!arie and Genevieve
Millick returned home the last of the
week from Missoula, Mont., where
they have been attending the uni
versity.
The university has been closed on
account of the influenza.
platform for the league and selected
candidates for them and outvoted the
league delegates?
Would Ihere not have been some
talk about th gang's rough-shod over
riding of the rights of the people?
What difference would there haye
been between this, and what was
done? Nothing, except it would have
been the other fellow's ox that was
gored- Can there ever be good feel
ing so long as such a policy is fol
lowed?
Auuly Pmciple to Religion .
But politics is free, someone may
say. Yes, and so is religious affilia
tion in this country. Out in Pleasant
valley there is a strong Lutheran
church, whose members represent a
high standard of virtue. In the same
locality is a Baptist church, whose
membership is equally worthy. But
the Lutherans greatly out-number
the Baptists. Suppose the Lutherans
shoul denter the Baptist fold, rewrite
their creed, select a pastor for the
Baptists, who met the peculiar Le
theran views? Would that be right?
Suppose the Methodists in American
Falls, should flock into the Catholic
church and rewrite the Catholic
creed and install a Methodist minis
ter as priest. Would that be right?
The Non-partisans did this for the
Democrats, and the leaders defend
the acton in spite of the fact that our
government is founded upon the
principle of equal rights and %qual
freedom.
That the Non-partisan leaders en
tered the Democratic primaries and
not the Republicans, is merely an
accident. Their plans were all made
to, enter the Republican primaries,
but a change was made the last few
days before the convention. But that
is another story.
In subsequent issues the Press will
go further into this matter, and pre
sent some things that all citizens,
whether Nen-partisans or not, should
give careful consideratoin. Com
munities are only large families, and
states are but a union of communit
ies. The people of every community
have much in common, and there is
always a disposition to do the right
thing when any matter is put fairly
and importially before the public.
There is no occasion for strife and
bitterness, and there need be none if
peopla will keep their heads and
make due allowances for the rights
The only war sacrifice
the Lanpher hat will not
make is quality. As long:
as good hatters' furs are
* available you may expect
highest quality in
Lanpher
THE
HAT
III
GOOD : ROADS : BULLETIN
George Parrish came in to explain
matters about the hole in the road
out his way that cost J. H. Early
a broken spring and a loss of about
twenty dollars, that we announced
a few weeks ago. We suggested at
the time, that one of the neighbors
might have saved the loss by going
out with a shovel for a short time
and filled the hole up, but Mr. Par
rish says it is not a case that could
be handled in that way and get per
manent results.
About ten years ago when Parrish
was road overseer, they got' bids for
construction of a bridge over the
slough, and they all seemed high, so
he hired help and built it for con
siderable less than their lowest bid.
It had cement abutments, and was
all right for bridge purposes, but
few years ago the Asylum headgate
washed out and they found that the
bridge would afford nearly a com
plete bulkhead for them, and they
made arrangements with Commis
sioner Kennedy to so strengthen the
bridge and support it that it would
do for both bridge and headgate.
They assumed the responsibility of
keeping it in repair, and instead of
cutting off the water and laying
proper cement base, they chucked in
a lot of rock at greater expense,
Mr. Parrish advised that this would
keep settling and giving trouble, and
it has. They have to put in more
rock and tinker with it every year
and several times a year. He says
they have repaired it some three or
four times this season, and are al
ways good about repairing it when
notifled that it is in bad order. The
pressure of the water, the soft bot
tom and the weight of tons and tons
of rock they keep dumping in, keep
it in a state of constant change. The
dirt sinks at the sides of the bridge,
the water Washes some of it away,
they fill in, and then the process is
repeated.
. Mr. Parrish says that only a few
days ago as he was driving across
INCREASE IN PHYSICIANS FEES
Whereas all commodities used by
our profession have been increased
from 100 to 300 per cent and living
expenses increased 100 per cent or
more; and whereas we have been
working for the same fees for many
years past, we deem it only justice
and feel that in order to meet the
above-mentioned increased expenses
of business and living, we are en
titled to better fees.
We the undersigned physicians
therefore agree to the following fees,
to take effect on and after October
lo, 1918.
Office consultation (strictly cash)
$1.50 to $5.00.
Day visits Mthin city limits $3.00
Night visits within city limits
(9.00 p. m. to 7 a. m.) $5.00.
Obstetrical cases within city limits
(ordinary) $35,00.
Out-of-town visits $1.60
mile plus the city fee.
Telephone consultation is consid
ered the same as office consultation.
All services must be on a cash
Signed C. A. HOOVER, V. D.
F. W. MITCHELL, M. D.,
W. W. BECK, M. D.
H. J. Simmons, M. D.
W. E. Patrie, M. D.
J. B. DAVIS, M. D.
J. O. HAMPTON, M. D.
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STUDEBAJCER —mmhI
The following was taken from a
Los Angeles paper in 1909, and just
recently handed to the editor for pub
licatlon. This remedy may be found
valuable for the present epidemic,
"Spanish Influenza." However, it
will do no harm to give it a trial.
Editor the Record:
During my stay in Pasadena, 1907
1908, I read in Los Angeles papers
of deaths from pneumonia of from
two to five persons every twenty
four hours. The twenty-seventh of
February, 1909 I got the following
prescription inserted in four of the
Los Angeles daily papers; the public
read it and the next day the high
death rate dropped suddenly, the pa
pers only recording one death a day.
This simple remedy was discov
ered twenty years ago, and can be
had at any drug store for 30 cents,
Seven people died last week In one
| day from this malady. I am ready
it, one of the horses broke thru into
a hollow place that was concealed
by the top crust, and the horse had
quite a scramble.
Mr. Parrish stated that the people
out on those lanes have in past years
donated a great deal of road work.
They made the Willeford lane and
put it in condition at a cost of only
$68. They moved the Grove City
ditch from the middle of the road to
the side, and graded a long belt of
road so it has not needed much if
any repairs for years, and it cost the
county only $66. He mentions T.
H. Hodson, Sam Willeford, Frank
Wood, the Merrill family and himself
who carried out the work.
valuable information
ON SPANloH INFLUENZA
to denfend this remedy as an absolute
dure for pneumonia, even in the last
stages.
The remedy is: Saturate a ball of
cotton one inch in diameter with
spirits of grain alcohol and three
drops of chloroform to each ball of
cotton, place it between the patitent's
teeth, (after first using vaseline on
the gums to prevent burning) and
let the patient inhale the fumes in
long, deep breaths for 15 minutes;
then rest for 15 minutes or more; in
hale again and repeat the above for
twenty times.
The result will be that the lungs
will relax and expand to their nor
mal condition; in twenty-four hours
the patients is out of danger and in
forty-eight hours cured altho weak.
Change the cotton every seven
minutes, else the saliva will dilute
the alcohol.
Cut this out and save, as it may
save life.
MARIUS A. REDDING.
A SMALL BLAZE
The fire department was called
out Thursday evening about 10.30,
when the coal shed, at the residence
of George T. Marshall caught fire.
The cause of the fire is unknown,
as there was no one around at the
time the blaze started.
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