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The Idaho Republican. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1904-1932, October 29, 1918, Image 7

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Cooperation of Bingham County
Farmers in Maintaining Wage
Scale Greatly Assists in Harvesting
the 1918 Crop, Says County Agent
The 1918 farm labor crisis in this
county is a thing of the past- The
impending labor shortage, which ap
peared so imminent this spring, and
which caused many of our farmers
to plan in crop only what they could
readily take care of unassisted, fail
ed to materialize to any great ex
tent, the reason being largely due to
the excellent work done by the Labor
Bureau established by the County
Farm Bureau.
Last Saturday the labor bureau
closed for the season and a tally of
the call book showed that 1637 farm
labor calls had been answered. At
the March meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners, the Commis
sioners, acting upon a request of
Count Farm Bureau, and the Civ
League of Blackfoot, set aside
$2400 to be used in the installation
and maintenance of a labor bureau.
A record of the expenditures show
that less than $1000 was used, mak
ing the cost per call in the neighobr
Regarding William A. Lee for the Senate
The last session of the!
Idaho legislature, by the
enactment of senate bill
No. 130 provided for a re
vision and codification of
all the statue law of the
state by a code commission,
to act under the supervision
of the supreme court. This
revision and codification,
will be presented to the
next session of the legisla
ture, for final consideration
and adoption as a new and
revised code of all the laws
in force within the state.
Manifestly this pro
posed new code should
have thoro consideration
before its adoption, and if
such consideration is to be
had within the sixty days
limit of a single session of
the legislature it is per
fectly clear that there must
be members, whose profes
sional training and experience
qualify them for this class of
William A. Lee, the Re
publican candidate for the
senate from the Fifth Sena
torial district, comprising
Bingham county, has had this
training.and experience, which
qualifies him ft>r .this work
in an exceptional way.
He was a resident of Utah
wheri that state adopted its
constitution and the gover
nor, pursuant to a legislative
act 6f the first session ap
pointed R. W., now Brigadier
General Young, Grant H.
Smiith and Mr. Lee as a com
mission to revise, and codify
all of the state's laws, and
make them harmonize with
the new constitution. This
commission gave nearly two
years' time to this work and
prepared what was adopted
as Senate Bill No. 11, and is
known as the Revised Statutes
I of 1898, and ever since has
I been regarded as a model
I revision.
■I Following this experience
■a] Mr. Lee was appointed as
sistant attorney general for
■ that state and served nearly
B four years in that capacity.
■' As such officer he was the
■ legal adviser of all state and
i| county officers, and his duties
B required him to have a gen
S ecretary.
hood of 55 cents. ...
"Personally, I consider the labor
bureau a success," stated County
Agent Monroe to the Republican
Thursday evening. "And a major
portion of our success was due to the
fact that the farmers of the county,
especially the Farm Bureau mem
bers, stuck to the farm bureau wage
scale. I believe that the farmers of
Bingham stood by the scale better
than any other county and the fact
that we had less trouble than any
other county goes to prove this. An
other thing tne County Council of
Defense and the Sheriffs office
stood ready at all times to assist us
in forcing the habitual loafer and
agitator to work or move on.
We know of fanners who delib
erately broke the wage scale and
they were the cause of the most of
our trouble. However, they were
in the minority, so far as numbers
ar econcerned, and the major portion
of them did not belong to the farm
bureau and did not realize just what
the bureau was trying to do. Of the
few who knowingly and willfully
broke the scale I can only say that
I suppose we will always have such
farmers, men who are unwilling to
co-operate in order to meet and solve
a problem. Had the farmers as a
whole broken the scale the labor bu
reau would have been unable to fill
a call.
"Undoubtedly the bureau will han
dle the labor situation again next
ear and this winter we expect to
dwell upon the coming labor prob
lem of 1919 in our farm bureau mem
bership campaign. Only about forty
per cent of the farmers of the coun
ty are membei^ of the bureau and
we must have a majority, at least
75 per cent, if we are to meet the
next year's needs. The larger the
Lee at the early age of thirty,
is now in command of a U.
S. destroyer, fighting German
eral knowledge and to co
sider all the laws of the state,
and to determine their correct
interpretation, often in ad
vance of' the decisions of the
courts. Some questions were
of such importance that they
were taken to the United
States Supreme court for final
determination, and in every
instance his opinions were sus
tained by the courts.
He has had extensive ex
perience with questions per
taining to irrigation, water
rights and the Carey act, hav
ing been the general attorney
for the American Falls Canal
& Power Co., which under
his guidance secured the first
segregation in this state (un
der that act, and he subse
quently organized the present
holding company, the Aber
deen-Springfield company, this
enterprise having added
greatly to the county's wealth
and population.
Mr. Lee's Americanism
and loyalty are beyond ques
tion. His ancestors came to
this country and settled in
Virginia prior to the Revolu
tionary war, and some of
them have served as volun
teer soldiers in every war
since, his father being killed
in battle during the civil war.
His only surviving son, Lieu
tenant Commander Robert C.
farm bureau membership the easier
it is to secure cooperation with re
gard to the wage scale and in hand
ling the farm labor on a community
basis. This year many of our com
munities called for very little labor
simply because they had organized
to handle their local problems them
When asked concerning the wage
scale for next year, County Agent
Monroe stated that he had no in
formation on the subject but that the
proposition would be taken up this
winter by the State Farm Bureau.
Lee Phelps has been 111 for a few
days, but is mow much improved.

Miss Marie Burgraff is away from
the Kinney Mercantile store for a
tew days. Mrs. E. J. Benson Is work
ing in her place.

Mr. Gresel, E. C. Stephens, Merril
Boyle and Dorsey Stephens returned
Wednesday ntght from a very suc
cessful deer hunting trip on Salmon

Corporal George D. Thompson, who
is stationed at Fort Douglas is home
on a ten day furlough visiting with
his wife and parents.
Mr. and Mrs. aTf. Luderuse from
St. Paul, Minn., spent Friday here,
leaving the same day for Pocatello.

A numebr of boys came up from
Salt Lake City the latter part of the
weelq and will work at the sugar
factory during the campaign, z

Mrs. W. T. Brown returned from
Arco Friday, after a few days visit
sub-marines, and convoying
our troop ships in European
waters. /
Mr. Lee was born in
Nebraska, and raised on a
farm, where he remained un
til he was grown, Vhen he
took a collegiate course at a
nearby denominational
later completing his profes
sional course at Washington
University, St. Louis. His
training and experience have
since been wide and varied,
in all the courts, including
the United States Supreme
Court. He is a member of
the American Bar association,
one of the most influential
organizations of professional
men, and one upon which the
government has relied for
council and advice, regarding
many of the intricate legal
problems which this present
war has given rise to.
Mr. Lee has been a resi
dent and'a property owner in
this state for many years, arid
been interested in and assisted
in the development of some
of its larger enterprises. All
of his property aside from his
library and personal effects,
consist of farm lands, which
he is engaged in improving
and farming. His family,
at present consists of himself
and wife, Mrs. Libyan S.
Lee and they have resided
since leaving their farm lands
in Blackfoot.
He has been a life long
Republican and the Republi
can party present his name
to the voters of this county,
for the important office of
state senator, at this time
when men of character ability,
experience and unquestion
able loyalty are demanded,
sincerely believing that he in
an exceptional degree has all
of those qualifications, and
pledging the people that if
he is elected, his best efforts
will be given to secure wise
and just laws for all interests.
We are unalterably opposed
to any party or candidate,
that seeks preferment by
promising class legislation for
any particular class as being
un-American, and contrary to
the spirit and intent of our
Believed That Teuton Retirement In
Belgium and France Must Be Re
sumed Immediately—Pershing's
Boys to Try Their Metal.
Washington. — Successful British
operations on the Valenciennes front
took on new importance to officers
here In the light of the diplomatic situ
ation. Field Marshal Haig's armies
are striking suvagely at the hinge of
the present German line of resistance,
and the progress ulready made is
thought by officers here to make it
certain that the German retirement,
both in Belgium and in France, will
have to be resumed without delay.
South of the new British wedge the
French are keeping continuous pres
sure against the enemy along the Oise
Serre front, milking it difficult for the
German commanders to disengage
their forces from this most exposed
sector of their lines.
In view of the existing military situ
ation, officers pointed out that every
day was seeing the allied tactical su
periority increased, even as their su
periority in man and gun power is in
creasing. Since President Wilson has
already pointed out to the German
aqthoritles that the safeguarding and
guaranteeing of that superiority must
be the basis of any armistice agree
ment, a proposition the German lead
ers accepted with the statement that
"standard of military power in the
field" must of necessity govern such
terms, It Is clear that the conditions
of the armistice to be formulated
grow lucreadncij hard on ihe enemy
each day. The advantages In position
derived from the latest British thrust,
officers said, certainly will not be over
looked in estimating the situation of
the opposing forces.
More than ever officers are con
vinced that new operations on a large
scale are impending on the front und
that General Pershing's two aggres
sive, young armies soon will try their
mettle again. There are many minor
happenings that seem to indicate to
these observers that a smashing blow
is in preparation, although the extent
or object of it is only a matter of
Stcongest Language Ever Addressed by
* One Nation to Another.
London.—The popular comment on
the president's note here is that It con
tains the strongest language ever ad
dressed by the head of one great na
tion to another In modern times. The
first becaues It'
note Is welcomed,
brings matters to a new state; further
proceedings, if there are, to be fur
ther proceedings, will be in the hands
of all the governments Interested.
Hitherto, so far as the public knows,
the nations associated with the United
States, and which have more at stake,
perhaps, than has the United States,
have been onlookers to the correspon
The note is welcomed, secondly, be
cause It promises to bring the season
of discussion to an end altogether, one
way or the other.
Alien Draftee Ordered Releaeed.
Butte, Mont—Holding that non
declarant aliens cannot be legally
drafted Into the American army, Fed
eral Judge Bourquln has issued a writ
of habeas corpus applied for by John
Napora, a Russian citizen, and ordered
his release. Napora had been classed
delinquent by the Minot, N. D., draft
board and inducted Into military serv
ice under the rule providing for such a
Admission Untaxed.
New York—Announcement is made
that the government will exact no tax
on admissions to the events of "sports
week," which are to be held In connec
tion with the united war work cam
paign to raise $170,500,000 the week of
November 11-18.
Lumber Production Restricted.
Washington.—Production of lumber
will be restricted to the filling of es
sential requirements under regulations
Issued by the war Industries board.
The control of output will be exer
cised by the board through priority of
labor, material and equipment.
Will 8peed Construction.
Washington—As a means of speed
ing up construction work at army
camps and elsewhere, the patriotic pro
motion section of the .war depart
ment's construction division plans to
the country with patriotic literature.
workmen on 398 jobs over
Convention Is Postponed.
Charleston, S. C—The annual con
vention of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, scheduled to begin at
Louisville, Ky., November 12, has been
definitely postponed because of the in
fluenza epidemic.
Idle Men Must Work.
Duluth, Minn.—To work at some e*
sential Industry or labor for the city
at the work farm will be the only al
ternative of the able-bodied Idle men
of Duluth who are not In military serv
Officers of 8upreme War Council Will
Probably Be Invoked to Prepare
Documents Defining Conditions
For Settlement
Washington. — Germany's plea for
an armistice and peuce now is before
the allied governments, which are to
determine whether they are disposed
to accept President Wilson's principles
of settlements, to which Germany sub
scribes, and, in accord with the United
States, ask tiieir military advisers and
those of America to prepare the terms
of an armistice which virtually will
mean surrender by Germany.
In varioui^mbllc utterances, the pre
miers and other leuders of the entente
powers have repeatedly declared that
President Wilson's statements in his
address of last January 8 and subse
quent addresses reflect their own
views. Something more official and
binding is required now, although it is
regarded here as a foregone conclusion
that this approval will be registered
and that the offices of the supreme
war council will be Invoked to prepare
tlie fateful document which will define
the conditions under which Germany
may secure relief from the incessant
hammering of the victorious allied and
American armies.
It is known that the supreme war
council already has given the mutter
the most earnest consideration. And
in that connction it was recalled that
there was no delay in notifying Gen
eral D'Espemay, the allied comman
der on the Balkan front, of the terms
that should be laid down for Bulgaria
when that nation asked for an armis
tice. The general principles in each
case probably are similar, but there
necessarily will be a great variance in
the details, since not only is a greater
army and nation to be dealt with, but
the question of large naval forces as

■ j
Called back from France to take
command of an artillery regiment In
training, Col. Henry L. Stlmeon of New
York, eeoretary of war under Taft, haa
oeen placed In command 61 the Thirty
first field artillery at Cairip Meade,
Count Tleza Says Auetria Haa Loat.
Amsterdam.v-Count Tisza, the form
Hungarian premier said Saturday:
"We have lost the war in the sense
that In consequence of the shifting of
the relative strength we can no longer
hope to win the war."
Accused I. W. W. Diee.
Sacramento.—Edward Burns, one of
eighty alleged Industrial Workers of
the World, awaiting trial here Novem
ber 12 on a charge of conspiring to
obstruct the war activities of the gov
ernment Is dead from Influenza.
Debs Appeals Case.
Washington.—Eugene V. Debs, So
cialist party leader, who recently was
sentenced to ten years' Imprisonment
for making disloyal utterances in a
speech at Canton, O., has appealed his
case to the supreme court.
Cardinal Accept* Honor* by France.
Baltimore.—Cardinal Gibbons has an
nounced his acceptance of the distinc
tion conferred upon him by the French
government in making him a grand
officer of the Legion of Honor, in a
letter to the French ambassador.
Protest Embargo on Grain.
Lincoln, Neb—Protest against the
embargo recently placed on grain ship
ments to primary markets was sent to
Director General McAdoo and Food
Administrator Herbert C. Hoover by
Governor Keith Neville, Thursday.
Coffee Drinkers Mutt Retrench.
Portland, Ore.—A call to coffee
drinkers in Oregon was sent out Oc
tober 14 from food administration
headquarters here, asking that they
curtail the size and number of cap*
fit their favorite beverage.
Notice of Special Municipal Bond
Pursuant to the laws of the State
of Idaho and Ordinance No. 220 of
the City of Blackfoot, in the State of
Idaho, notice is hereby giveq that a
special election will be held in the
City of Blackfoot, within the respec
tive wards of said city, at the voting
places hereinafter designated, on the
nineteenth day of November, 1918,
beginning at the hour of 9 o'clock
a. m. and closing at the hour of 7
o'clock p ,m. of said day for the pur
pose of taking a vote of the quali
fied electors who are taxpayers in
said city, upon the following ques
"Shall the mayor and common
council of the City of Blackfoot Is
sue the negotiable coupon bonds of
said city in the amount of ninety
five thousand dollars ($95,000) to
provide money for acquiring, by pur
chase or otherwise, a waterworks
plant for said municipality, and a
water supply therefor ,and for con
structing, enlarging, extending, re
pairing, altering and improving said
Said election shall be held and the
vote upon said • question shall be
taken within the respective wards
of said city at the following desig
nated places, to wit:
First ward, high school building;
second ward, county court house;
third ward, Irving school building;
fourth ward, city hall.
, All persons who at the time of said
election are qualified electors of said
City of Blackfoot, and who are tax
payers therein, and noi.i others,
shall be qualified to vote at said elec
tion on said question. The voting at,
said election ahull be by ballot.
City Clerk.
The People's Canal & Irrigation
Co. a corporation, principal place of
business Moreland, Idaho.
Notice Is hereby given, that a
meeting of the board of directors of
the above named company, held on
Saturday, the twelfth day of October,
1918, at Blackfoot, Idaho, assess
ment No. 31, of 65 cents per share
was levied on the capital stock of
this company, which Is now due and
payable to M. M. Farmer, at Black
foot City Bank at Blackfoot, Idaho.
Any stock on which this assess
ment remains unpaid on Wednesday,
the twentieth day ol November, 1918
will be delinquent, and will be ad T
vertised for sale according to law.
Please specify In whose name the
stock Is recorded on which you are
The People's Canal & Irrigation
Co. •
Dated October 21, 1918. 14a-5m
A special meeting of the stock
holders of the New Lavaside Ditch
company will be held at the Rose
hall, Saturday, November 2nd, at
3 p. m., for the purpose of voting on
the question of whether this company
shall join with the Peoples' Canal
company in construction of a feeder
for both canals.
In the matter of the estate of Alex,
Randquist .deceased.
Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned, administratrix of the
estate of Alexander Randquist, de
ceased, to the creditors of and all
persons having claims against the
said deceased to exhibit such claims
with the necessary vouchers within
ten months after the first publica
tion of this notice to the administra
trix of said estate at the office of
John W. Jones, East Main street,. In
the City at Blackfoot, Bingham
county, Idaho, which r*id office the
undersigned selects as her plade of
busineE3 in all matters connected
with the estate of Alexander Ran
qulst, deceased.
Date of first publication October
15, 1918.
Dated this fourteenth day of Octo
ber, 1918.
Administratrix of the Estate of Alex
Ranqulst, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing Bingham county, Idaho, war
rants will be paid upon presentation
at the office of the undersigned at
Blackfoot, Idaho.
Series of 1918
Current expense warrants Nos. 1
to 88 Inclusive.
Road and bridge warrants Nos. 1
to 385 Inclusive.
, County Treasurer.
Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, October
21, 1918.
For the arrest and conviction of
C. L. Covert, age seventeen or eight
een years, light complectlon, wore
high top tan boots, high and wide
brimmed hat, formerly worked for
Wood's Live Stock company.
Covert stole a horse belonging to
Enoch Hansen from the sheep camp
of R. P. Hansen. Horse was black
pacer, eight years old, branded lazy
diamond on left thigh. Wire - cut on
upper part of foreleg above knee.
Full stamped saddled and 25x35
rifle. *
Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Austin re
turned the last of the week from
Topeka, Kan., where they haye been
visiting with friends and relati

The friends of George 3choemaker
of Arco will regret to lear that he la
critically ill with pneumonia. He
Is the son of Mrs. W. O .Smith.

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