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The Idaho Republican. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1904-1932, December 24, 1918, Image 2

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W. B. Royce
F. C. Mickelson
J. T. Foster
A. F. Willccke
E. O. Taylor
L. G. Wells
Black foot
C. C. Tompkins - Keever
Manufacturers of
Western Soft Pine
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Green Bowser and the Parson
brothers shipped a car of wheat Sat
Johnnie Hutchison sold his hay
this week to the Savelle sheep com
pany. •
Miss Louise Verbick resumed her
work at the J. W. Sprague store
Monday, after a two weeks absence
during which time she was ill with
the flu .
Mr. Toland of Arco was here on
business this week.
Sterling is boasting of g new
grocery store which is being estab
lished in the building in which the
furniture store was located.
The Sterling Hardware company
have nearly completed their new
building and have moved their gur
niture store from the Driscoll build
ing and have all of their store under
one roof.
Mr. Hall is quite ill with heart
Mrs. A. A. Grover and baby Elma
went to Blackfoot Sunday, where
they will reside this winter.
Pete and Tony Parsons made a
busines trip to Blackfoot the first of
the week.
Mr. Van Seeter and Archie Grover
came down from Blackfoot Sunday
on business.
The funeral of Miss Ida Edwards
was held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the
Springfield cemetery, where the
body was interred. The L. D. S.
church had charge of the funeral
and Bishop Ward presided. Thomas
Blackburn gave a short talk. The
services were short on account of
the sevedity of the weather. She
leaves besides her father and mother
two brothers, one of whom is in
France, and three sisters to mourn
her loss besides a host of friends.
Ida has been a sufferer from other
diseases for several years and could
not withstand the influenza when it
attacked her constitution, but she
went peacefully to sleep and to rest
in the land where there is no pain.
Dr. Patrie was here on profes
sional business Thursday.
G. L. Bowser made a trip to
Blackfoot this week.
J. H. Herbert and family have had
as their guest this week a nephew
from Blackfoot, who is an insurance
At This Glad
Christmas Time
When the world is filled with
before; when it is filled with glad
never before, when it is filled with hope
never before, when it is filled with substitutes
as never before,
woe as never
news as
We Are Glad to Announce
that we can now furnish any amount of
With Greetings of the Season,
Smith Bakery Company
Main Street
Emma, the two year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Loveless died
Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, after
two weeks Bines of heart trouble:
The little one had always been
rather delicate and frail, but her
condition was not considered serious
until Tuesday morning, when con
vulsions set in and she left her
earthly home,
ments have not been made.
Funeral arrange

A comprehensive movement for
the purpose of unifying, thruout the
country ,the work incident to the
procuring of employment for return
ing soldiers, has been started by the
United States employment service of
the department of labor. A body
which will be konwn as the United
CouncU of Reemployment, and which
will be the connecting link between
the federal employment service and
other co-operating organizations, has
been formed, and the following
named bodies have affiliated them
selves with it: national war work
council, Y. M. C. A., war camp com
munity service, national Catholic
war council, Knights of Columbus,
Jewish welfare board, mayor's com
mittee on national defense, national
league for women's service, national
security league and the New York
board of education.
The home service section of the
Red Cross has opened an office at the
city hall in the public library rooms.
Mrs Boyle, who is the superintendent
of this work will be found in the of
fice from 2 to 5 o'clock every after
noon. She would like to have every
soldier who served from Bingham
county call for a few moments.
It is announced by the bureau of
naturalization of the United States
department of labor, that there are
17,500,000 alien-born people in this
country, nearly 12,000,000 of whom
still retain their foreign allegiance,
and that of this number New York
City has 500,000 people, of about 100
different nationalities,' who can
neither read, write nor speak the
English language.
Much is being written and said at
the present time about the place that
women must hold in the recon
structed world. Is peace to call
more women out of the homes? Are
they to remain permanently by the
tens of thousands in the various in
dustries into which the war and the
changing condition of the times have
called them?
In the January Pictorial Review
are two articles which should be
widely read. In one of these, by
Mabel Potter Daggert, the coming of
women into the wider sphere of in
dustrial life is hailed with delight
and presages a future, "big with
great events.'' The other article,
which is the fourth of the series, by
Helen Ring Robinson, pleads rather
foi' women in the home, as against
women in the life of industry.
"The first duty of women," says
Miss Robinson, "in this new con
structive state of the woman move
ment, is to make the distinctive work
of women in the home more stable
and dignified."
Without entering into this discus
sion in a positive way it seems that
conditions of civilization clearly in
dicate that the position of women
will in the not distant future be far
higher and more important than any
that she has claimed in the past.
Throuout the civilized world she will
be conceded full political and social
rights on an equality with man. She
will be placed in a position of re
sponsibility and power which will
render her man's co-partner and free
her from the injustice and wrong
which generations have inflicted
upon her.
A change is coming over the face
of the earth. There is a tremendous
expansion of modern ideas and
modern life in every direction. It
is folly to expect that women will
not be touched or influenced by the
forces that are at work in the
wodern world. Were it desirable, it
is impossible to keep her from car
ing, thinking, feeling, questioning
and desiring to have an active part
in this larger and altered life of
man. Women are today claiming
the right to take part in govern
mental affairs, to do it openly, freely,
to be recognized as powers, influ
ences, and not 1 merely to stand in
the shadow as they have done in the
past. Women's effort to secure the
franchise is perhaps but the surface
indication of a great biologie move
ment—one that women themselves
do not' fully understand "any more
than the chick struggling out of its
shell understands thaWt is the pro
cess of being born." I believe that
the present feminist agitation will
bring a favorable change in human
Let us consider for a moment the
part that the typical, normal man,
and the art that the average, normal
woman, has layed in the evolution
of human life.
Man has been the fighter, the red
handed glutton, ugnacious, easily
stirred to deeds of violence. He has
had to fight for standing ground, for
the best watering holes and the best
pasturage for his flocks, for a place
to make a home. He has had to
fight with the wild conditions of na
ture—level the forests, ford the
streams, brave the storms. All the
conditions of the earth that were ap
parently antagonistic to his peace
and his life he nas had to conquor
and make them do his bidding. Be
yond this, he has had to fight other
men—fight for his home, fore his
religion, for any higher degree of
civilization which he has attained.
Verily the steps of man's progress
pre marked in blood and struggle.
, These things we must remember
in estimating man's characteristics,
his faults and his virtues; for these
are the conditions which make him
what he is. In other words, man's
actions patterns reflect as in a mir
ror his environment and here we
have an all important educational
principle—the environment is the
mold which predetermines the man.
In this struggle he has developed
certain virtues — valor, strength,
power, courage, chivalry, courtesy,
etc., which I can but mention in
Let us turn now to the part which
woman has played in the evolution
of the world. First, she has been
the inspirer of life. Think it out,
and you will find that all the highest,
finest, noblest, truest things, that
man has done have been called out
by the thought or the love or the
memory or the hope connected with
some woman. Woman has been the'
main-spring and motive force of it
all. Secondly, she has been the
home-maker. All that is fair, beau
tiful, and glorified in the home of
today, all that has lifted it above
the cave in the rocks, has been
wrought out by the hand and the
(presence of woman.
Next, woman has been the com
forter of life. Read the history of
the past and you will find women
.on the battle fields, women in the
hositals, women in sick chambers,
women always in the hours of man'B
depression and despair: women at
the crisis points of human life, every
where bringing the atmoshere of
balm and help.
In this work she has developed
.special, peculiar virtues and quali
ties which have given her power.
Beauty of face, of form, beauty of
mind, of character and of soul, en
durance, patience, fidelity; these are
her peculiar possessions and these
from the beginning have proved
themselves to be the mightest powers
that humanity has known—the
charm and signet of woman-hood.
Scientists tell us that in the evolu
tion of the world there are two ten
dencies always at work. One is the
tendency to vary, to produce some
new thing, to branch out in some
new direction. The other is the
hereditary tendency, which clings to
the present and tends always to re
peat the past.
From the lowest forms of life
clear up to man ,it is the masculine
that is the source of the tendency
to vary, and it is the femlne that is
the source of the tendency to con
serve and keep what has been already
It may be that we have reached
a point in human evolution where
man has begun to qualify his instic
ttve desires to become a heretic, an
ieonodast, a revolutionary, and
where woman has begun to modify
her instictive love for conservation,
for the quiet nest, for sentiment,
and where side by side they will
go out into wider and better paths
of human endeavor. It appears that
some such influence is in reality
coming to the modern world.
Certain it is, that today women in
large numbers are going out into
new fields and successfully competing
with men. In every deartment of
society women are coming into larger
and freer life in politics, in religion,
in the family, in education. Every
where they are pressing against the
barriers and the barriers are giving
way. Man is no longer the center
9f things and woman no longer re
volves about him as a sort of steltite.
Nor is there any cause for alarm
in these changing conditions. It
simply means that we must create
more kinds of work and provide
larger and higher fields for the ac
tivities of both men and women.
Every girl, no matter what may be
her station in life, should have the
highest and finest education that can
possibly be given her, and this should
include some specific, definite way
of earning her own living. This
education of women and the en
largement of her sphere of activity
Sneed not endanger the home. The
integrity of the home is the most
vital consideration in the life of the
world, but there are thousands of
women who have no homes in the
sense of having husbands, and
children about their feet.
From the old theology we have
heard much of depraved, fallen man.
The new theology is speaking to us
of risen man. Human nature is in
its essence divine. Train and develop
woman intellectually, give her inde
pendence so that she can stand on
her own feet and live out her own
life. Do this, and you will find that
there is not a woman in a thousand
who will not forgo a career, honor,
applause, fame, for a home with a
man whom she can love and whom
she can reverence and respect. She
will remain true to the strongest
element in her nature; for the
Creator has fashioned her the noblest
of all beings.
Woman has been evolved to pre
serve, to defend, to perpetuate the
species. In the course of this evolu
tion she has developed alturistic
traits not possessed by the average,
normal man. These traits are the
logical results of her environment—
her care for children and for those
who need the succor of the soft hand
of mercy and sympathy. There must
now also be evolved withni her a
great fundamental reaction against
the harshness, the pugnacity, the
brutality, the greed, the selfishness,
that has been put into man thru
evolution, and which must be miti
gated thru farther evolutioj It
seems to me that is exactly what is
taking place now—a great oiologic
movement to increase the power and
influence of woman. This uplifting
power and influence must go into the
home, the nursery, the school, the
church, the coibge, and into the ob
scure places of life, until it bee >mes
the web of the life of childhood as
well as of maturity. Then, and not
till then, shall men and women,
working in harmony, rear a temple
whose altars shall be aflame with the
sacred fires of love and .from whose
portals children shall go out endowed
with a power which shall beautify
'and glorify humanity.
Man's destiny is in his own hands.
These things must be if the race is
to be preserved from degeneracy.

Many Casuals Also Returning on
Seven Ships Now Sailed
WASHINGTON.—Returning home
on the transport George Washington
Which sailed from France on Decem
ber 15, the war department an
nounced today, are the 139th field
artillery; A, B, D and E batteries
and headquarters company of the
137the field artilley; thirty-five of
ficers of the 138th field artillery and
a number of casuals.
Casuals also are returning on the
steamers Saxonia, which sailed De
cember 14; Moccasin, which sailed
Decembr 15 and Heredia, Cartago,
Sixaola and Bellatrix, December 16.
On all seven ships there are about
4000 officers and men.
Casualities of the American ex
editionary forces which have not
een published, but which have been
announced officially by General Per
shing, had been reduced at noon,
December 18, td a total of 66,892.
These, the war department an
nounced today, were classified as fol
Major casualities, including killed
in action, died of wounds, died of
disease and died of other causes,
1680; wounded 64,862; missing and
prisoners, 350.
A large proportion of the 64,862
names listed as wounded are minor
cases, it was said, many patients
having long since recovered and re
turned to duty. Officials explained
that the total is really less, due to
the fact that General Pershing's to
tal included marine casualties of
1202 killed and more than 4000
wounded which already have been
published by the marine corps head
quarters here.

NEW YORK.—The largest single
call for labor received at the head
quarters of the United States em
ployment service here since the arm
istice was signed came tonight from
the Pennsylvania railroad company,
which asked for 8500 men. More
than half o fthe total are wanted for
skilled work and the rest as labor
POCATELLO, Ida.—A coal mine
within ten miles of Pocatello Is the
announcement made by O. K. Kim
ball of this city, who has just com
pleted a lease on 1160 acres of land
in the Fort Hall Indian reservation.
The lease was arranged with the of
ficials in charge of the reservation.
Mr. Kimball statep that he will form
a company in the spring to develop
a coal prospect he has been working
ten miles west of the city. A twelve
foot vein of coal has been uncovered,
states the promoter.
No Other
in our time has meant so much to so many
people as this one, and we wish to add our
emphasis to the great joy of the season that
Peace on Earth
Good WiUto Men
We regard it a privilege to be alive and
rendering service in such a period, and at
the approaching Yuletide we are glad to
have done our bit and our best.
We wish you all a merry Christmas and
a happy and prosperous 1919.
The Home of Popular Prices."
BOISE, Ida.—-The first hearing in
the northwest on the subject of gen
eral heating by use of electrical en
ergy is on in this city. It was con
vened on the initiative of the Idaho
public utilities commission and no
doubt certain startling and wild,
statements made during the recent
campaign had something to do with
the action of the commission, which
could not ,of course, take up the
matter during the campaign. The
commission invited all power com
panies and an citizens having any
information on the subject to be
A special invitation was sent to
[Joe Burns, who campaigned the state
for the Non-partisan league and
made sensational statements about
the availablity and cost of power,
but he did not appear. The com
mission sent a subpeona for him
with a statement it would pay his
expenses. It is contended that Burns
has no real knowledge of the sub
ject and that his statments were
without foundation in fact and made
for political purposes as well as to
deliberately disseminate misinforma
tion. Ray McKaig, another Non
partisan league agent, also made
statements that the commission may
ask him to explain. Every bit of
available knowledge is sought and
;the evidence comes not only from
power companies, but from profes
sors of leading colleges, where they
hold chairs of electrical engineering
and physics.
Not Enough Power
Dr. Merrill, professor of electrical
engineering of the University of
Idaho, testified that if all the power
available in Snake river, from Amer
ican Falls west, and tributaries and
springs were used exclusively for
heating purposes there would not
be enough to supply the population
in that district, irrespective of cost,
detailed and authenticated figures.
Cost Per Kilowatt
It was brought out by various en
gineers that the cost per kilowatt of
producing juice in this territory was
over $30 at the present time. This
was the cost to the Idaho Power
company and included only operat
ing, maintenance and taxes and not
interest on the investment or de
The cost of supplying juice for
the average house of five rooms was
given at $300 to $442 a year, de
pending on winter climatic condi
tions, as against around $60 for
Then & a
Salesman from
Virginia rj
* n
salesman. "This is Real
Gravely. That small chew
satisfies, and the longer
you chew it the better it
tastes. That's why it doesn't
cost anything extra to
chew this class of tobacco."
• •
It t— farther—tkmt't why yrm cmn Ht 1
lit t—duHt ifthh Itut cf Itiatt* mitk*
who was chewing and
awapping vams with the
men on the Post Office
comer. "Have a chew,"
says he to Jake. Jake
doesn't think he's chew
ing unless his cheek bulges
out like he had the mumps.
"Call that a chew?" he
snorts. "Sure!" says the
tat catra cut.
Real Gravely Chewing Plug
each piecepacked in a pouch
The cost of installing the neces
sary wiring and heaters was gen
erally agreed to be $200 to $300
for each house .depending upon local
regulations as to use of conducts,
i i.=d
Results From Grace Plant
H. M. Ferguson, electrical engin
eer of the Utah Power & Light Co.,
testified that if the entire capacity
of its best plant, at Grace, were used
for heating purposes alone, cutting
off lights and power for industrial
purposes, it would not be sufficient
to heat more than 1100 of the 1332
houses of McCammon, Soda Springs,
Bancroft, Georgetown, Montpelier
and Paris.
Would Deprive Industries
The managers of small electrical
plants all declared it would be im
practical to furnish electric energy
for heating in their territory at any
cost. The capacities were not suf
ficient and the available water power
to be developed would not bring
them up to meet a general demand.
Some said they had surplus power
that if used under compulsion for
heating, irrespective of price, would
deprive industry, and especially min
ing, of needed power at seasonable
peroids and their communities of
many thousands of dollars.
Miss Amelia Kirkpatrick and lit
tle nephew Harold, son of J. F.
Kirkpatrick returned to Blackfoot
last Sunday evening, after spending
several months in St. Louis, Mo.,
where the little boy was ' being
treated at the McLain sanitorium for
infantile paralysis. Miss Kirkpatrick
is delighted and emphatic over the
wonders that are performed at this
institution for cripples. They make
a specialty of treating and curing
bow legs and club feet and Miss Kirk
patrick says it is almost unbe
lievable the wonders they preform
along this line. Her little nephew
is very much improved and she con
siders the time she spent there in
deed worth while.
Miss Kirkpatrick is a native of
Blackfoot and says she is mightv
glad to be home again among her
many friends. She says she likes
Missouri alright but will take t'e
good old west for hers any day, be
cause it is possible for one to get
a good breath of fresh air out here.
Her many friends are glad to have
her among them again.

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