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BELATED EDUCATION FOR
THE SCHOOL BOARD Continued from page four item was missing, for the person con nected dth the missing item would know it was missing and could make complaint. The fear of exposure acts as a damper on officials tampering with funds. That is the theory we have always advanced, and in county matters we have insisted on segregat ing the assigned accounts and pub lishing the items rather than the totals. We worked on school boards at different times to get them to fol low that plan, but they always re fused, to do it. counted our efforts the more, because being in tlie publishing business, it would increase the volume of our business, and they seemed to think that all we were after was the in They always dis V 'He Merciful Man Consideredi His Beast "When the frost is on the punkin* And the fodder's in the shock— tt These beautiful lines of Riley's recall a mental pic ture of purpling autumn of the harvest moon and nature's fulfillment of her generous promise. They also convey to the forehanded farmer the bleak winds of winter and the discomfort of drifting snow. Have you made provision for THE COMFORT OF YOUR STOCK? Aside from the merciful consideration a farmer has for his livestock there is always confronting him the question of DOLLARS AND CENT'S. A leaky roof, sides unbattened, a poorly constructed foundation: any or all of these things have a tendency to reduce PROFITS. Comfortable stock is PROFITABLE STOCK. If you lack shelter see any one of the managers mentioned below at once for plans of bams and stock shelters. Do not put off necessary repairs, do it NOW. IDAHO LUMBER FOR IDAHO PEOPLE SEE O O W. B. Royce F. C. Mickelson J. T. Foster A. F. Willecke E. O. Taylor L. G. Wells C. C. Tompkins Blackfoot Shelley O. % -0 M > tp! Firth Q X Taber Sterling Rockford Keever Manufacturer 1 of Western Soft Pine THE TRUTH ABOUT CANDY 1 > What is in a Chocolate Cream? ! ► < ,4 > • *» ► < < Is it a Food or is it a Non-Essential Luxury? • 1 It depends entirely on what is in it and what the food value of the contents is. In the first place, what Is a chocolate cream made oft The principal ingredients are: Cocoa, milk and sugar, which mixed, make the chocolate. Milk, sugar and some corn syrup make the filling. Every one of these ingredients Is a food product of highest worth. No one questions this. We all know that sugar is an essential food. And when nuts are added to the chocolate creams, as Is often done,' another splendid food product is furnished. Taken separately, each Is high in food value. Naturally com bined into a delicious confection, they are exceptionally high in food value. 1 <! < i' < • 1 AH these ingredients are food products which the human system demands. That is why the active man, woman and child likes the combinations we call "candy." Because of the energizing qualities of candy, the soldiers crave it. Its food value has been forever established through the necessi ties of the world war. The soldier, after a hard day's work, craves sweetmeats. They fill a real want. Shipyard workers, loggers, men and women doing all kinds of heavy work, crave candy because lt fills the need for something sweet to supply body fuel. Growing children require the sugar In candy to supply their bodies with carbo hydrates. Their craving for candy is recognized as the young body's need for fuel—not as an abnormal appetit<£ We must not deny all candy—give candy rationally and normally, Just as you supply any other food. < - : < !< < < ( < - —In normal time* th* candy industry use* only 8% of Jm » o**r consumed per capita in this country. Right now thla •mount ha* boon cut aqlsrsly in two. ! « The Candy Manufacturers of Utah and iHnhp , *> 8 crease in business But even if that were true, know ing that the law required the item ised publication, their decisions were far-fetched when they refused on any grounds to carry out the provisions of the law. They said it would cost too much money.. About three years ago we wrote the board a letter and said that if they would make the full publications as required by the law, one year, this paper would furnish the service for one-fourth of the standard rate. They talked the mat ter over in the meeting and decided to accept the offer, but sent in the usual condensed report which dealt only with totals and did not mean anything and was not worth anything when it was done. It merely recited that they had received certain amounts from the county treasury and had expended it for salaries, fuel and a few other items mentioned in lump sums. To the average person, such squirming to meet and evade the sit uation as we put it up to them, was sufficient to create suspicion, but we had such profound confidence in all members of the board and their treasurer, that we let it go and al lowed them to go on violating the law in the name of economy, tho in the light of the shortages of that period as shown in the auditors' re port printed in this issue, the best we can say of them is that if they were sincere in the excuse they gave, they showed very unsound judgment, and there was at least one among them, the treasurer, who knew then, knows njw, and knew long before .that, that if our suggestions were followed, somebody would have to quit stealing the money collected to educate the children. We repeat what we said in the first line, "The Blackfoot school board are getting educated." They would not take Information from the 'editor given to them orally in their meetings nor thru the columns of the paper. We shall see now ,if they will take it from the auditors they have employed to canvass the books and make a report. It is an official document, cannot be suppressed, has not been contradicted, and they have to sacrifice many times the cost of full publications to find out that \he very economy they practiced brought them the big loss. Salmon City had a Case Over at Salmon City, the county commissioners did not make the pub lications of the financial statement and some other items according to law, and some of the people got tired of it. They brought suit to oust the officials and the case was heard by Judge Ensign a couple of months ago. His finding war that the board failed to do their full duty but that where a duty was neglected or overlooked it was not really a will ful commission of crime. The folkfe who brought the suit were not sat isfied with that kind of an interpre tation of it and it is going up to the supreme court on appeal. We have an official at Blackfoot iwiho has held various positions in the court house ,and when any of these ommissions were brought to his attention in the days of the tax fight, he would side with the officials and say it was the law, but it was not mandatory and the officials could do as they pleased about it. With that kind of a prosecuting attorney, backed by ,a judge, who would put in with the ring every time, there was only one court to appeal to— the court of publicity, and that fin ally put them out of office. ♦ A STUPENDOUS NERVE FOR AMERICANS Every thoughtful citizen who cares for his right of suffrage, and who has rejoiced that two great po litical piarties in a republic have been able by their rivalry to maintain the best government on earth, must be truly sorry at this time to see that one of those parties has been stolen bodily in this state by the Non-par tisan league. After the Democra tic party had written its platform and groomed its fav orite sons for the race, the league slipped in, voted their ticket, nominated whom they pleased and braznly boast that if they can elect these men they will do so, and make no pretense of carrying out the plat form. A feature of the case that peo ple can hardly comprehend is that after making this theft, they have the stupendous nerve to ask the Democrats to vote to elect the candi dates which the league has put in the saddle. It is as if some knave had stolen a man's auto and then come back and asked him to furnish the gasoline to operate it; not claiming he would let the former ride in it, but would have more gasoline charged to him as time went on, and would turn the car back to him for repairs when there was a chance to steal a better one from some neighbor. The Bolshevik! in Russia have been making a great record by taking over the factories and declaring that they properly belonged to the workmen. They would fire the bosses and super intendents and owners and tell them not to come about the works. When the materials were used up and the machinery on the bum and the money gone, they would go and get the owners and the bosses and beseech them to take charge again and give them employment. One of our Americans who lately returned to Russia, told a harrowing experience of how they took over a bank in which he had all his money deposited. They put a nineteen year old janitor boy in as manager of the bank. He believed just as Horace Mann, the Non-partsan organizer who is in jail over at Gooding, Idaho, that nobody owned anything individually, but all were owners in common, so he put the bank on a proper basis by burning all the books and keeping the money for use for the common good. Of course only his Bolsheviki friends were common enough to get any of it, and right promptly was it all put into circulation. Our Ameri can friend got part of v his by buy ing a stock of goods that he did hot want; bought of a Bolsheviki and the bank allowed the draft. When the bank was looted they abandoned it to the owners. But to get back again to our Demo cratic friends at home whose political party has been taken over by the Non-partisans, who make no claim that they are going to carry out the platform, who make no claim that they are going to pay for the gasoline used in the stolen car or take the trouble to make needed repairs when it gets out of order, but will simply abandon the property and go across the road and steal another one that is in better trim, it is a little strange that honest men will go into the job and help put it over or that, they will witness the theft of the Democratic party and still consider the matter of furnishing the gasoline at the vot ing booths. The Republicans haven't anything to crow over, for the Non partisans would have stolen the Re publican party if it had looked any better to them. They prefer the fat est horse, and if the Republican horse* looks fattest the next time they will take him, and turn him out to graze when they are done with him, just as the Russian banks and factor ies are abandoned to the owners alien they are looted, but probably not until they have been fleeced. Anybody can steal an automobile, but when there is no gasoline in it, he Is obliged to abandon it. * Just now the people are considering whether or not to furnish the gaso line for a stolen political party. A few of the Democratic fellows are swallowing the dose and sayln, "Well, after all it was just a shrewd political move on the part of the Non partisans, and maybe we had better go along and vote the ticket." What .should we think of the fact ory owners in Russia if they should say that about their ruined propert ies and get busy replenishing their stocks while the same element con trol the country! ♦ USE COMMON SENSE AND DO CLEAR THINKING In these days when all kinds of fellows are advocating all kinds of ideas is a good time for each individ ual to do some thinking for himself. People would do well to remember that the sun will rise and set in about the same old way after this election and that human nature and the uni verse will be governed by the same laws. The majority of people will be honest as before, and people in positions of public trust will be am bitious to serye and to win the grati tude of their fellow men as hereto fore. It will be worth while to listen to those who have new ideas and sug gestions as to new ways of doing things, but yet be thoughtful and make few plunges in the dark. Be ware of the man who has a panacea for everything or who thinks that all men are dishonest, but himself and his pals, or that wisdom has only come with his arrival. Some eight or nine years ago there was a great agitation against danc ing in a certain hall in Blackfoot, and many people became very much worked up over the reports that everybody who went to dance there was headed straight for hades. Var ious things were suggested as reme dies or safeguards, but nothing in particular was done. Young people continued to dance and court and marry about as usual, and as years dragged on, it was observed that some of the agitators who had said the most and the unkindest things had themselves made unmentionable records in their own affairs, so they were no longer taken so seriously or even listened to. About five or six years ago, when the city council waB in session one night, two women ehtered and pre sented a petition, asking the council to enact an ordinance, prohibiting girls from admission at de.nce halls Unless accompanied by an escort, the purpose being to bar those who came without beaux or parents. In sup port of the petition they took "high moral ground," and one would think they expected to instill their own great spirits into each young person in town. The council listened to them and made no particular com ment when they were gone. Both of the women were working in public capacity, and unknown to the community at that time, one of them was embezzling public money in a small way by charging personal, private expenses to the public purse, and the other got at it just as soon as she got to where she was allowed to hand in her expense bills. Both of them had to lie to get away with It, and both of them had to swear to accounts being correct and true when they were false. Yet these same wo men would have laws passed com pelling a girl to "have a beau" or take a parent along with her or stay at home. She could not lock arms with her schoolmate or neighbor girl and go to a dance for an hour and go home when it suited them; it must be regulated by law, and what girl is there that could not beat such a law if it existed. Beware of the person who mis trusts everybody and who wants to turn the world over regulating the other fellow. What we need chiefly besides winning the war is sane man agement, fair division of work and profits, vast improvements in roads, swift changes in vehicles and imple ments, and internal improvements that will furnish employment and market at good prices. ♦ POLITICAL VICTORIES THAT WERE DEFEATS The good old state of Nebraska had some stirring campaings a quarter of a century ago that are worth reflectng upon occasionally. There are a good many people now living who were not residents of Nebraska then and do not happen to know much if anything about it. Thera are a good many young men and women voting now who were not taking any notice twenty-five years ago. In the early nineties, the principal Issues in campaigns were the tariff and a little of temperance and inter nal improvements, and some heated debates over the subsidies or bonuses for the Pacific railroads. The green back party had about run its course, free silver was coming into promin ence, and a great wave of populism was spreading in states where special eflort was made. Nebraska had an attack of acute populism that went to their heads. Organizers went about making single-handed talks, and building up memberships on a plan that was a little different; each member took a solemn oath to vote with the body of his party ,and also took an obligation to keep mum, say little and be at the polls to vote early in-the day. If the opposition held rallies or meetings to discuss current issues, these oath-bound fellows stayed away ,for it was a part of the program not to take any chances of being convicted that they were in error. They were simply going to show the opposition something and they did. They controlled the legis lature and spent the winter fighting and raising hades in legislation. They disrupted business, men's earn ings in enterprises were swept away, and hard times followed. Laborers and the people of small means suf fered the most because they had the least to tide them over the panicky conditions. The State of Kansas had a very That Darkhaired\ Chap from V Virginia J + fl small chew of Gravely holds its good taste. That's why it lasts so much longer than a big chew of ordinary plug. • • • • It gen furd&t— tUi '» wfejss css get the feed teiit pf thU eUu says that down South die best people won't chew anything but Real Gravely. Thev know how it's mad e—the Gravely way. It costs nothing extra to chew this class of plug. A - PEifTON BRAND * 10$ a pouch-a nd worth i P 0 GUAVCIY TOBACCO CO., DANVILLE VA similar experience. For a while the state house was barricaded ,and leg lslatlon was enacted under martial law. Sweeping changes and innova-1 tions were the rule. There was a general "bust-up" in the methods of handling prisons, asylums and reform schools. Boys in the reform schools and asylums whose youthful powert were a source of trouble, were sub jected to surgical operations that un sexed them, and many of them grown past middle age now, have lived the part of eunuchs and cursed the po pulistic management that could not restore their natural functions. Vot ers who had been talked into taking the obligation to support the new "movement" in the campaign, after witnessing the outrages and the dis tress that followed, woke to a reali-! zation of the priceless privilege of using their own judgment every day and especially on election day. No more oath-bound campaigns for them and no man dare approach them with proposals to agree to vote the way the crowd does. In Colorado and Idaho, the West-; ern Federation of Miners was devel oping. The writer has heard the workers sit around and talk of how the voters should band themselves together and select their candidates or have the union leaders do it, and then all vote as directed, the penalty; of death to be inflicted for failure to stand by the agreement as to vot ing. And many a man gave up his life in a dark shaft because he was; not loyal to such a bunch. The populistic movement traveled gradually westward. Denver for a time had a cannon planted in the. front door of the state house. Idaho! had a populistic legislature and a' candidate from Bingham county who was elected, was unseated by that body, and a man who received the minority vote was seated, because he' would act with the majority in the house of representatives, and they needed every vote they could get. Shoup, ■ Claggett, Dubois and others contested for election to the United States senate, with the result that Heitfield was elected, and Idaho was represented in the highest legislative body by a man who merely knew the warehouse business and could make money on farmers' grain. A states men he was not, and was promptly forgotten after the expiration of his term. In those' days, organizers, who never farmed in their lives, went, 6 6 1 l! 8 . Hi »•* 3M. ■V To the . Red Cross Worker I ROBERTA Ixssf-etZscrQxx .q D O you find that you are have spent the day buisly sewing? more than tired after you Maybe you are not correctly corseted. Your corset should support the body—resting it—not tiring you. Roberta Designing is so thorough and painstaking, making pos sible a corset for every type of figure—tall or short, stout or slender. Placement of boning is carefully noted when the corset is on the living model. This is most essential so that the figure may receive support from the boning and be free from having undue pressure. Often lt is just a little thing which causes you so much annoy ance, which a corsetiere can easily correct in adapting the corset to your figure. Have your Roberta corset fitted, so that our corsetiere may make any slight alteration that may be needed in shortening the boning here or there as is sometimes needed. The Seeger-Bundlie Co. EVERYBODY'S STORE v u >1 ROBERTA The Designing makes Roberta differ from Mfaer LaeedUn-Front Corsets. •TTI^^VaAHsj rVkOiSTCAXD* Laced-in-ffontCnKfris about this county talking to little gatherings of farmers, and leaving them sworn in as members, with a president, a secretary and a piece of I paper called a charter, for which they paid their good money in membership. ; fees. Many young men, Impressed with the radical statements made by such men ,and accepting them as cor rect, took an obligation under oath, that seemed uncalled for at the time and emphatically repugnant on quiet reflection. The net result of such operations was to get young men muddled so they felt like staying away from the polls and getting the vicious element of a community, j where they could be reached and controlled. when our very populistic legislature waa adjorning they stole a part of | the 8tate library, a matter of about i ^50 leather-bound volumes. They bad a po ute, Boshevistic way of doing lt Each member had been furnished | Wlth books on hte desk for reference , j n legal matters, and they decided to take everything that was in or on their desks, stationery, books etc. Somebody with a smaller train of Bolshevism than the others, raised a question whether it was not petty larceny to take the books that had | been brought from the state library, Then Bolshevism broke out in a prac tical way by the introduction of a resolution saying that the books and stationery belonged to the members, acting laws governing business and property ,and why not legislate the title to this property! They had maintained that the government had the right to do anything, and they and the governor constituted the government, so they commandeered the books and ■ carried them home in triumph, They had been in the habit ot en But the people of Idaho had a great deal of good sense along with their generosity and patience. They scented danger in this type of men, and have been curbing them ever .since. Once in a while we send a man to Boise to legislate, who is not above getting his own name into the appropriation bill opposite some fig ures or something that is Bolshe- • vistlc, but most of the people of the county have learned that the good old constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the various states are good enough to tie to, and they do not care to elect men who are advocating radical departures from them.