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Vol. XV. No. 24
Affords Wonderful Advantages to Educational
Interests of Blackfoot and Vicinity. Every
thing Modem and Convenient
In spite of the great disadvantages
In carrying out building operations
during the past year ,the progressive
spirit of the citizens of Blackfoot
has been successfully expressed by
the erection of a fine technical school
bhilding located on the high school
^grounds at the corner of Francis
street and University avenue and the
school trustees deserve high com
mendation for their perserverlng ef
forts which Is considerably to their
During the past quarter of a cen
tury there has been a marked ad
vance In the design and planning of
school buildings. The methods of
education have changed and this has
necessitated a complete transition of
the building to keep pace with the
changed methods of teaching, re
sulting In more convenient planning,
better lighting and ventilation and
other improved standards of design.
forbidding aspect of
The severe
the schools of thirty years ago, de
pressing in appearance and stero
typed in design, which reflected in
their jail-llke aspect, and the harsh
discipline of those times Is now hap
pily a thing of the past. We have
substituted a saner method oi teach
which allows greater freedom
developing the initiative of the
pupil and eliminates the feeing of
fear and the monotonous routine
which was common in the past. Ad
vanced educational methods have
also reduced the number of pupils
taught by each teacher, giving
greater individual instruction and for
developing individual j n >«ative
More subjects have been added to the
school curriculum and this has neces
sitated a group system of planning
so that the various departments may
work harmoniously without Interfer
ing with each other. For the boys
a great development has been at
tained in the direction of manual
' training which teaches the hamd and
the eye to work together and gives
great opportunity of advance for
those whom It la difficult to reach
bv the more studious exercises, be
sides giving the PUPH excellen P^c
practical thinker developing initia
tive and resourcefulness. An at
tempt is made as far as possible to
■obtain the conditions which would
nrevail in the ordinary workshop
and the pupil's work te joshed with
a high degree of perfection. The
object of manual training is not to
develope a finished mechanic or to
teach a boy a particular trade, but
planned with the idea of giv ng
him an all round Instruction in the
general principles of construction
fnd the skillful handling of mechan
ical equipment. If the student shows
particular ability he may later at
tend an advanced school where the
subject is carried further into Retail.
might be remarked in passing that*
there Is a great lack of good me
chanics in the country and the techni
cal high schools appear to be the
only training ground? for the teach
ing of craftsmanship.
To touch upon another department
of school work: The prevalent ig
norance amongst young glrUrespect
___ The prevalent ig
amongst young girls respect
ing household management and econ
omy has been the means of bringing
Interest to bear on
domestic science
done In this direction.
onnaratus is provided and thoro
by practical demonstration
the different types of
that Intelligent
the subject of
'and hygiene, and
valuable work Is now being
Every kind
Is given la
household duties, so
work on these lines may h® accomp
lished, and the pupils by being fa
miliarised with the various methods
of efficiency In the kitchen win d«
adequately trained for practical work
In the home.
Considerable credit Is due to the
greater Intelligence of °«r public, of
ficials and the benefit of their colla
boration with the architects. In the
architecural profession school plan
ning Is to a great extent a specialty.
Just as surgery is a specialty In th
medical profession.
building just completed
in design and
In the new
the marked progress
planning Is shown definitely,
problems of lighting, 7® ntll ^°"'
safety against fire and other essen
tial factors in school planning have
been well considered and we bave a
building that represents the most
modern and Intelligent thought In
planning of school buildings.
The new school is a one story
structure eliminating the defects of
stair climbing and physical fatigue
and giving a sense of security^P*om
the effects of fire, besides making a
better arrangement for administra
tive purposes.
'The various departments of the
school are conveniently isolated units
with separate entrances for each de
• partment. The west end of the build
ing is taken up by a large manual
training workshop with lumber room
at the rear, with separate door for
taking In materials, and to the rear
of the workshop are the finishing de
partments, sanding and varnishing
rooms, well lighted and ample pro
portions. A fine well lighted draft
ii g room occupies the central por
tion of the front, with built-in lock
era, cupboards and book cases, a
large bay window giving a moat
pleasing effect both to interior and
exterior. The domestic science de
partment occupies the eastern end of
the building, well Isolated from the
manual training department and
with separate entrances from the
street. In this department is a large
cookery room, well equipped with all
modern apparatus operated by elec
tricity and also the coal ranges. A
large dining room with cafeteria
counter which will give the pupils an
excellent opportunity of gaining Ac
perience in serving up dishes and
culinary duties. These rooms are
finished in white enamel and present
a clean and inviting appearance. The
balance of the building is treated in
a colonial green finish which gives a
pleasing and delicate restfulness, so
different fromjthe accepted standards
of school decoration. A large well
lighted sewing room, with built-in
fixtures for use of the pupils, com
pletes this department. Adjoining
the cookery room is a class room
complete with wardrobe for use of
the several departments. A locker
room is provided with separate exit
tor the rear. In the center of the
building is a large exhibition hall
may be used for the social activities
of the students or parents. An office
Is located at one end of the exhibi
tion hall to serve the purposes of
administration and a spacious bay
window from this office permits di
rect supervision of the manual train
ing department. The building is
equipped with a modern Dunham
system of steam heat and its equip
ment for efficient ventilation. Well
equipped toilet accomodations are
provided at each end of the building.
The exterior design is plain and
yet very pleasing In appearance, with
a facing of buff brick and an excel
lent architectural effect Is obtained
by right proportions, pleasing color
and good workmanship. The large
bay window of the drafting room
forms a fine central feature and
serves to relieve the building from
the Bevere institutional oharacter so
common to many school buildings,
besides giving a good balance to the
whole structure.
A great share of credit for this ex
cellent building la due to the super
intendent of schools, Mr. Vincent, for
his valuable suggestions and collab
oration with the architect, Mr. New
ton Thornton, of Idaho Falls, In
solving difficulties of planning to
suit the needs of the school system,
and the results of his experience and
judgment have been incorporated
with excellent results.
We are much indebted to Mayor
Stevens, the building contractor on
the work, who in spite of difficult
conditions of operation carried out
his contract in a most thoro manner.
The construction of the building was
not commenced until the summer was
well advanced and quick action was
necessary on the part of the architect
and contractor to finish the building
before the winter set in.
The public spirited residents of
Blackfoot will not regret the expendi
ture on such a building, which will
tend to give us better Ideas of citi
zenship and serve to stimulate the
spirit of progress and democracy.
Treasury Committee
Suspends Activities
WASHINGTON, D. C.—The capital
issues committee of the treasury, the
government's war agency for the sup
pression of unessential security is
sues, announced tonight that It would
suspend activities* on December 31
and remain inactive until dissolved,
unless called back into service by
Accompanying the announcement
were, warnings to the public, both
from the committee and Secretary
Glass, of the necessity for continued
strict economy and against worthless
securities. The committee stated Its
intention of making a supplementary
report to congress recommending a
law to prevent impositions upon the
investing public, and Secretary Glass
said he would ask the present con
gress to enact such legislation Im
mediately. To Illustrate the extent
of the menace, the committee said
schools were being established to
drill salesmen In the art of fraudu
lent promotion. •

CHAUMONT, France.—President
Wilson reviewed the American troops
at Langres, southeast of Chaumont,
this afternoon, in accordance with
the prearranged program. The re
view took place on the Langes pla
Accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, the
president returned here and took
special train for the north coast,
whence he will embark for England.
President Wilson reached here
from Paris early this morning for his
Christmas day visit to the American
troops. His train was held outside
the town for a time to accord with
the program of the local officials.
At 9 o'clock he entered Chaumont,
as had been arranged.

Dr. C. A. Hoover, chairman of the
county board of health, says new
cases of Influence are developing
right along, but that they are of the
mild form mostly.
The Standrod bank is working
short handed, but not all of the sick
ones have Influenza. Edward Nelder,
the janitor, has it, and his son took
charge of the heating plants for the
bank and the Brown-Hart store.
Then the son took the flu and C. W.
Berryman became janitor in chief,
with George P. Gagon and others
aiding. W. P. Berryman, W. D.
Gagon, T. J. Johnson and Mr. Mosher
are absent from their desks, and C.
W. Berryman and George P. Gagon
are said to be serving as ex-officio
cashiers, whatever that is.
The Republican office is working
short handed, Miss Jones, Miss Dunn
and Miss Gunderson having gone
home ill. Mr .Maxwell, the foreman,
is spending Christmas at his home
at Glenns Ferry, and Cowell Davis
is taking his place insofar as he can.
At the county clerk's office, Miss
Ruth Hilliard's place is vacant, due
to about all the rest of the Hilliard
family having the flu.
The sugar company seem to have
arranged all differences existing at
the factory, but unionism has ap
peared among the dog-gone mail car
riers of the town, tho it may have
been only a local irritation due to
its being Christmas day. At about
the time the post office opened for
the morning deliveries Wednesday, a
man and his dog were traveling west
on Bridge street, the man busy with
a cigar, the dog carrying the mail.
As his dogship was passing the First
National bank corner, a whistle blew,
and the dog Instantly dropped the
mall and was gone. The man pro
tested, but he picked up the mail
and carried It himself, grumbling
meanwhile about the dog-gone car
rier jumping the job when the
whistle blew.
If I were the Blackfoot^
post master I would ask ■>
the public to co-operate
with me to keep the /
building In better order, /
by not marring the walls, /
by putting waste paper In' /
th 9
The Editor Recommends
There are some things in Bing
ham county which the whole popu
lation should study together, and
this is a good time to begin. People
have studied together thru the press
before, and have accomplished a
great deal of good. One * jf those
things is the orderly manner of be
having when there Is a crowd in
town. With the. increased use of
,motor vehicles and the increased
number of people on the streets the
.danger has greatly Increased. Last
fall during carnival week people fol
lowed so well a number of sugges
tions made by this paper, that it was
.easily noticeable, and the week's jam
passed without accidents. The man
ner of moving or congregating on
the walks to avoid jams has im
proved, and the manner of doing
things in and about the post office
can be improved and it will harm
Town Has a Reputation
As I have often said, every town
acquires a reputation, according to
the character and ways of its people,
and a town's reputation is easily read
when one visits the post office. Peo
ple have said for years that when
anyone comes to town for the first
time, a lasting impression is apt to
be formed when they take the first
look at the blocks and streets. That
was urged by. many men as a reason
for paving the business district.
considered It a very poor reason, al
tho it was true. The best reason
I .know for paving was that we
needed clean hard streets to use, not
to look at nor to exhibit to strangers.
But since peeple are sensitive about
what strangers think of the town,
wish to remind them that strangers
In town almost invariably go to the
post office and look around.
Men Mar the Walls
If the mall Is beihg distributed,
they will see a large number of men
standing with their backs to the wall
and one foot on the wall about 18
inches above the floor, marring the
walls. A myriad of brown streaks
on the tinted wall indicate the num
ber of matches that have been lighted
on the wall without regard to the
appearances. In this matter it may
,be laid to the boys as usual, but
is plain that part of the population
has no regard for looks of the wall?
so long as they can have their
People Litter the Floor
As the mall Is placed In the boxes,
the waiting people take it out and
begin spreading envelopes and wrap
pers on the floor and In- the waste
baskets. Some of them even take
the trouble to tear the paper up Into
fine bits before dropping It on the
floor. It is easy to sweep up the
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Dayley of
Blackfoot, route two, have received
a very fine group picture of their
son and his squadron, taken at New
Plymouth, Ore. Ralph R., the son,
said as he couldn't be home for
Christmas this year be would send
the picture to substitute for him.
Mr. Dayley entered the army May,
at Tooele county, Utah, and
was sent from there directly to Camp
Lewis, Wash.; from there he was
sent to Vancouver and June 19 was
sent to Monteray, New Port, Ore.,
where he was efrgaged in work in the
spruce forests. He was promoted to
corporal shortly after going to Mont
eray and has since been promoted to
the rank of sergeant. Mr. Dayley
has also served in the capacity of
general foreman on the railroad
which the government has been con
structing along the Pacific coast.
Mr. Dayley writes that he has had
some valuable experiences and seen
some very nice country in his travels
over the northwest. He is proud to
be a soldier of Uncle Sam and to
know and feel that he was able to
do something for his country.
Mr. Dayley expects to be dis
charged early in the new year and
will come to Blackfoot. At present
his address is not known as his com
pany was moving at Urn time he was
last heard from.
Private Ray Van Madsen, son of
Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Madsen of Black
foot, is reported killed in action on
the front in France, October 5, ac
cording to a telegram received by
his parents recently.
Mr. Madsen was born at Salt Lake,
January 22, 1892, and passed the
greater portion of his life at that
He enlisted from Blackfoot and
sailed for France a year ago with the
forty-first (Sunset) division.
He is survived by his parents, four
brothers, Harvey, Harold, Joseph
and Chauncey Madsen, the last three
being in the national service and
four sister, Mrs. Robert Pike, Mrs.
J. B. Roden, Norma and Afton
paper that Is merely crushed and
wrinkled before dropping, but almost
Impossible to sweep it up when torn
to bits. During the laBt week of
each quarter when people receive the
notice, ''Your box rent is now due,"
hundreds of people merely draw
them out of the boxes and drop them
on the floor. There are waste bas
kets at hand but little use Is made
of them.
Post Office a Fly Trap
The Blackfoot post office has al
ways been a fly trap in the fly season.
Perhaps all post offices are, but
believe there are ways to beat the
game. I believe the Blackfoot post
office is worse than others and al
ways has been. So many strangers
on coming to town remark about It,
and the files swarm in such numbers,
I wonder how the postal employees
can stand it. I have seen the old
furniture covered so deep with fly
specks that in places the paint was
no longer visible. Screens cannot
be used to keep flies out of this
place, but there are ways to kill
them, and If the postal employees
and the people would co-operate with
the right kind of tools they could
keep the nuisance down. There
a kind of fly trap made of a wire
screen, that cages them forever if
is used. It is made In various size?*
from the size of an umbrella down.
It looks somewhat like a big funnel
placed with the small end up, and
some of them placed on the walk in
front of the building, some Inside,
and a flock of little traps in the vari
ous windows of the office, would
probably harvest the files almost as
fast as they arrive. But somebody
would have to empty the traps, and
the public would have to allow the
traps on the floor and the walk.
People Walk Many Miles
When the new post office was
fitted up, the receptacles for receiv
ing mail, the letter drops, were
placed in such a position that every
body wishing to post anything has
to walk tho full length of the cor
ridor, a distance of sixty feet from
the entrance, and the busy people
the community, with no other errand
In the building walk hundreds
miles unnecessarily. If the letter
drops were placed at or near the
front, the postal employees would
have to walk further to assemble the
mall, and it would require a little
more man power by the government,
unless a carrier were made to take
it automatically to the desired point
for cancellation and routing. Various
devices are used in other offices
save the waste of the public's time
as wll as the time of the government
employees, but tke Blackfoot office
Is arranged to make the public
the most walking possible.
To be continued.
Authorities to Search Trains for Booze no Longer.
Some Arrests for Violating Closing Hours;
Several Divorces Have Been Granted
A suit was In progress In the pro
bate court Thursday between Joseph
Tllden and William Lloyd of Taber.
No Longer to Search Trains
The Oregon Short Line has decided
not to allow officers to board their
passenger trains to search and seize
in the hunt for booze. It is said
that the bootleggers travel on the
sleepers, and the practice of search
ing all the berths has become an
noying to passengers and trainmen.
A good many parties have been cap
tured with booze In their possession,
but not very much in fines has been
collected for this county.
Would Not Close at Nine
E. J. Nogus, proprietor of
Frenchy's cafe, has rebelled against
the order of the board of health to
close eating places at 9 if. m., and
he would close at nine but immedi
ately open again.
Tuesday morning charged with vio
lating the law, and the case was
tested out in court with the result
that Judge Cowen ordered his re
lease, saying there was no law to
justify prosecution.
Slackers Taken Into Custody
John Russell Hilt, wto hails from
Ada county, was taken into custody
charged with being a slacker, and
was to have his hearing Thursday.
Elgin Felix Carney of Pomona,
Oreg., was charged with being a
Blacker, but on being examined, it
found that he had a reasonable
excuse for taking the course he did,
and was discharged.
Court In Harmony With Wheeler
The supreme court has decided In
favor of John A. Wheeler In the case
regarding the formation of a new
school district number sixty-four
from part of district number twenty
eight, west of Moreland. The case
was decided by the Bingham county
commissioners, but went up on ap
peal by Wheeler on the contention
that the petition for division was not
signed by the required two-thirds of
i.,e residents of the district.
California Land Company Sell Its
The California Land company,
which liad some real estate In the
west end of Blackfoot, has sold out
about all of it, and has filed an order
of dissolution of the corporation.
Much of their lands were purchased
by Mr. and Mrs. Neil P. Boyle, and
a good many houses have been built
on them.
He was arrested
New Law Books
The laws of Idaho have been con
densed into one book, leaving out
all parts that have been repealed or
amended, and, copies of It are now
In the hands of the county officers.
Divorces Granted
Oscar Estby vs. Rose Eubank
Bessie Frances Badger vs. Benj.
*. Badger.
Roy C. Graff vs. Alfreds Graff.
Court Adjourns
Court has been In session for a
few days, dealing with matters that
did not require the attendance of the
jury. It has now adjourned until
the February term.
A Newspaper That Busted
A judgment has Just been filed for
about 34,000 in favor of Mrs. Anthes
Kidnap Girl; Po*«e
Hunts for Bandits
TUCSON, Ariz.—Poszes from four
counties today are searching the
mountains of southern Arizona along
the border in an effort to capture two
convicts who escaped from the state
penitentiary at Florence, Monday
night, kidnaped the young daughter
of a Pinal county cattleman and are
making their way to Mexico in a
stolen automobile.
The kidnapped girl is Laura Fore
man, 17 years old, daughter of
Arthur Foreman, a rancher near
Florence ,and a note which she drop
ped addressed to John Buck of Great
ervllle, asking for help, furnished
the first clew to the whereabouts of
the party.
The convicts, J. C. Wunder, alias
Frank Warden, convicted of burg
lary In Maricopa county, and Emmett
McDaniels, a convicted horsethlef
from Douglas, had been "honor men"
for some weeks, but fled Monday
night In a motor car taken from the
Going to the
penitentiary garage.
Foreman home they abducted the
girl and are said to have picked up
from Phoenix at a rendez
vous agreed upon. The note dropped
by the girl said they were making
their way to Nogales on the border.
a woman

Last Tuesday four of the men who
were In town from Sterling, handed
In a couple of dollars at The Re
publican office to he put Into the
asylum Christmas fund for the pa
T. G. Richards was the ring leader
of the party and was accompanied
by William Claunch, L. A. Satter
field and G. E. Young.

B. Milton Haig spent the week-end
in Blackfoot visitng trends. He left
Sunday afternoon for Boise where
he will spend a few days before go
ing to Portland and other 'cities
Washington. He will then leave for
his home In Vasalla, Cal.
of Pocatello, against people con
nected with the Bingham County
Courier that operated in the Biethan
building next door to the Isis
theater In 1913-14. It began as an
eight-page daily, and gradually
dwindled until It was a four-page
weekly, and entailed a loss of some
thing like 314,000 on the various
"parties in interest," that owned
vPtock in it or backed it with loans,
donations, assessments and the like.
It was in the hands of a receiver'
for some months, and when It finally
closed its doors, Mrs. Anthes claimed
the equipment by right of a first
mortgage. Mr. Biethan held It for
rent, the printers held it for wages,
,and the receiver was held responsible
on his bonds. Suits filed to recover
money that was loaned to keep the
paper going, brought judgments that
have never been paid because there
was no money in the treasury and
the bondsmen were not good for It.
The judgment of Mrs. Anthes gives
her the first right at the present
time, and what there is left of the
outfit after paying rent and storage,
will pay only about 10 per cent of
her claim.. The outfit was said to
be worth 314,000 when shipped into
Floyd Quillin has received his dis
charge from the service and returned
home last Friday.
Mr. Quillin was station at Moscow
for a short time before bping sent to
Camp Morrison, Va., from which
camp he was released recently.
Earl Miller returned home Chlrst
mas eve from Washington, D. C.,
where he has been with the quarter
master's corps since early fall. He
received his discharge just recently.
Mr. Miller was in training at Camp
Lewis fOr sometime before being sent
to Washington, D. C.
At present he is assisting at the
Blackfoot meat market.
The hearts of the community of
Springfield were deeply saddened by
the tragic death by accidental drown
ing of young Vernon Robins and Rus
sel Reydberg, in the lake at Spring
field, on Monday afternoon of Chrlst
week. A double funeral for the
deceased was held at the Latter Day
Saints chapel at Springfield on Tues
day afternoon, following the death
of these fine young fellows, just bud
ding into manhood. Despite the
flu epidemic, there was a large con
gregation of sympathetic friends and
mourners, came to show their last
tribute of respect, and to comfort the
hearts of the grief stricken parents.
The funeral services were con
ducted by the Rev. A. L. Petersen,
pastor of the Luthern church of
Blackfoot. Dr. Petersen was assisted
by Rev. Mr.' Peacock, the Suhday
school missionary. The young people
of the L .D. S. Sunday school, thru
the noble and kind bishop of their
ward, rendered the musical part of
the services, and sang the hymns,
"Abide With Me," "Sometime We'll
Understand," and other appropriate
selections. It is a very difficult thing
to attempt to take the sting and ter
rible grief out of an awful ^tragedy
like this, but Rev. Petersen In, his
lovable and sympathetic address,
came as nearly doing the good thing,
as men can, on a sad occasion of
this kind.
The pall-bearers were six young
men from Springfield and Plngree,
who were associates and play-fellows
of Vernon and Russel. The funeral
procession accompanied the remains
to the Springfield cemetery, where
the two coffins were placed side by
side in the same grave. There was a
large and beautiful floral gift from
the school district .and from the
Springfield community, beside many
beautiful flowers from friends of the
heart-broken families of the de
ceased boys.
Vernon Williams Robins was born
March 15, 1904, in Linn county,
Iowa, and came with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Robbins,
to the State of Montana, when he
was only five years old. Afterwards
the family moved to Idaho, and Mr.
Robins entered a homestead claim
near Bancroft, end also engaged in
the calling of a school teacher, for
which vocation he had been trained
in an Iowa college. Mr. end Mrs.
Robins taught school two years at
Plngree, and are at the present time
employed to carry the Springfield
school thru this year.
Russel Reydberg was born July 20,
1905, at Salt Lake City, where his
father, the Rev. S. E. Reydberg waa
employed as the missionary superin
tendent of the Swedish Luthern
church. He was only five years old
when his father died. His mother
Mrs. Reydberg-Keller has a farm
near Plngree, where she has lived
almost continuously for the past
eight years.

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