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Vol. XV. No. 24-A
Suggests Waiting Until After Public Meeting Can
be Held and Matters Thoroly Discussed
in Detail; Association Confident of
Securing Higher Price
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Pleasing features of contract
Arthur Manwaring of Blackfoot,
the delegate appointed fro
to represent beet growers In the In
termountain Association of Sugar
Beet Growers, and who has addressed
farmers of this locality thru this pub
lication previously, still urges farm
ers to postpone signing beet contracts
for 1919, as he feels very confident
that the association will bring about
a pleasing and satisfactory contract
agreement that will bring farmers
more than $12 per ton for their 1919
beet crop.
Sample contract blanks are being
circulated among the- farmers or
sugar beet growers of Utah and
Idaho, which are based upon the true
co-operative principle, in that they
afford just as square a deal for the
sugar companies as for the farmers.
The association or congress have de
termined that a flat rate as hereto
fore maintained by the sugar com
panies is not giving the farmer his
dues and they are working against
that method .
The distinctive features of the
contract are first; it removes the
farmer from the position of accept
ing charity from the company in the
matter of reduced prices for seed.
Second, it compels the companies to
stand the loss of delay at dumps.
Third, it bases the value of beets
upon their sugar content and the
market price of sugar which is the
true basis of value. Forth, it pro
vides a time certain for payment
allowing the grower to receive a sub
stantial part of his beet money in
the spring when the average farmer
has a hard time to get money, and
it prohibits the company selling its
sugar to the speculator. Fifth, it
compels the company to share
- weather risks with the farmer at
digging time. Sixth, it gives the
farmer the first chance at the cattle
feed produced at the factory at the
prlceB fixed by the companies them
selves. Seventh, it provides a way
Ao protect the grower that is busi
ness-like and efficient.
Mr. Manwaring advises that as
soon as the influenza situation clears
somewhat a big meeting will be held
in Blackfoot at which time and place
the various paragraphs of the con
tract will be discussed and explained
and conclusions arrived at. He says
there will be speakers at the meet
ing from Salt Lake City, who have
had experience with the congress or
convention work.
Any one having any suggestions to
offer or questions to ask are invited

Health Commissioner of New York City Tells
Why He Kept Theatres Open During
the Recent "Flu" Epidemic
Following is the letter sent by Dr. Royal S. Copeland, Health
Commissioner of New York City, to the National Association of the
Motion Picture Industry:
City of New York
130 Center Street
New York
December 17, 1918 .
National Association of the Motion Picture Industry,
Times Building, City.
I am pleased to comply with your request to furnish you with
my observations regarding the relation of the theatres, and the motion
picture theatre In particular, to the recent epidemic of influenza in
New York City. As you know I was steadfastly of the opinion that
in a city like New York it would be folly to expect to obtain relief
through closing of the moving picture theatres, when the crowded
transportation lines and other densely packed places of assembly
were permitted to operate. There never was any doubt in my mind
regarding the status of the well ventilated, sanitary theatre, but I
did have serious objection to allowing the insanitary, hole-in-the-wall
theatre to continue. Every place of the later sort which our in
spectors found was closed immediately and was not allowed to reopen
until the necessary alterations and Improvements were made.
In view of our experience in New York City, where the death
rate was the lowest of any large city on the coast, we are convinced
that our decision to keep the theatres open was wisely made.
The moving picture theatres were of great assistance to the
Department of Health in furthering the work of the public health
education during the epidemic. Managers of the various theatres
gave brief talks before the opening of each performance, advising
their patrons of the requirements of the Board of Health regarding
sneezing, coughing and expectorating. In every motion picture
theatre in the city messages were flashed on the screen with appeals
from the Board of Health for the co-operation of the public in
stamping out the epidemic. Managers limited their audiences to the
number of persons that could be seated and prohibited smoking for
the period of the epidemic.
My principal purpose in keeping open the theatres in New York
City was to prevent the spread of panic and hysteria, and thus to
protect the public from a condition of mind which would predispose
it to physical ills.
Properly operated theatres were valuable factors in maintaining
the morale of the city, and New York City was notably free from
a hysterical sense of calamity during our epidemic ,and I am firmly
convinced that It would hare been yery unwise to have closed them.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) R. S. COPELAND, Commissioner.
to telephone Mr. Manwaring at
'phone 417rl or write him at Black
foot route 1. He will gladly receive
suggestions and tako pleasure in
answering questions.

The Scott printing establishment
at Idaho Kalis is closed, and one of
the newspapers that has been doing
commercial printing has given up job
printing and confined their efforts
to keeping the newspaper going.
There is a general shrinking of
the printing and advertising business
in blackfoot, and of the eight print
ing presses in the town, it is doubt
ful if all the work that is being done
on them would keep two of them
going more than four hours a day.
That means that several lists of
"overhead" expenses are a loss to
somebody, and could be turned to
other lines and never be missed by
the community.

Mrs. Ryan Passes Away
Succumbs Sunday Morning After Suf
fering for Some Months; Re
mains Taken to Neb.
Maria Ryan, beloved mother of
Katherine and James Ryan of this
city, departed this life at her home
on Shilling avenue at 6.30 o'clock
Sunday morning, Dec. 29, at the age
of seventy-nine years. Mrs. Ryan
had been in poor health much of the
summer and fall and gradually grew
weaker until the end came; death
being caused by gallstones.
Mrs. Ryan came to Blackfoot eight
years ago, where she undertook to
keep house for her family. She
came here from Beaver Crossing,
Neb., afid during the years she spent
in our city she, made & wide circle
of warm friends whoBe respect and
admiration she won and held thru
her kind, motherly ways and com
forting smile, which was always
Besides her many friends she
leaves to mourn her loss James and
Katherine Ryan of Blackfoot, Teresa
Ryan of Salida, Colo., and Mabel
Ryan of New York City: Another
daughter, Mrs. Flinn, passed out of
this life a few months ago.
James Ryan left Monday morning
with the remains which will be in
tered at Friend, Neb.
Two Small Blazes
In Town Saturday
Neither One Caused Any Great Loss.
Fire Engine Delayed. Good
Time to Fix Flues
Blackfoot had two little fires Sat
urday. One started at about four In
the morning, and a small house at
the north end of Blast Main street,
next door to Edwin Watson's* The
stove sat too close to the woodwork
and set It afire. The fire-company
responded to the alarm, but the fire
vas under control when they arrived,
"here was a little delay In getting
the fire engine to the scene, due to
a broken wire in the electrical ap
paratus. Fire Chief Boice had tested
everything at 7 o'clock in the even
ing and the engine responded per
fectly. He lei it run a few minutes
to take the chill -oil of the water in
the cooler, and it seems that the
vibrations parted the wire at that
time and left the imperfect circuit
that delayed them in the morning.
The report that something about the
machine was frozen was a mistake.
At 1.30 in the afternoon a rusty
stove pipe extending thru the roof
of Elmer Wright's house in the west
end of town, leaked fire intq the
roofing, and the fire company made
a swift run to the place, but they
had the fire under control.
We wish at this time to renew our
friendly admonition to all people to
exmaine their flues and pipes, and
repair defects. If any stove or pipe
is close enough to woodwork with
is close enough to woodwork to parch
it under full draft, either move the
stove away or line the woodwork
with asbestos. This material is a
nonconductor of heat and is sold at
hardware stores. To protect a plas
tered waif and still have it look
natural ,get the bulk asbestos and
mix It into a mush and coat the wall
with it. It is not expensive and any
body can put it on.

Miss Leona Williams came home
from Albion the last of the week,
where she has been attending school,
to spend the holidays with her par
I want to tell you how a
Blackfoot man got
quainted with a cabinet /
member, Mr. McAdoo, but f
I don't want you to foL /
low his example in trying /
to better the service in /
th e
Chapter II.
I did not quite
In chapter one
finish the suggestions about how the
public can improve the service at
the post office. , ._.
The busy hours in the Blackfoot
office are from about three till six
the afternoon, and people living
in town who have packages to reg
ister or other business at the otnce
that requires much of the time of
the postal clerks, would help the ser
vice and make it easier for the clerks
if they would go to the post office
earlier in the day. Four mail trains
bring In mail near the close of the
day, and that keeps all hands busy.
In addition to that, a rush of pack
age and money order work at the
windows adds to the pressure of busi
ness, and makes it hard for all- and
increases the chances for mistakes.
There is so much writing and re
cording to be done In connection with
some of the packages and otters,
that it is simply impossible to finish
it all up at 6 o clock, so they have
choose between working overtime
for nothing, missing meals and in
terrupting their affairs genera ly or
leaving the unfinished work till next
day. When that Is done it often de
lays shipments so there is disappoint
ment among the senders. The
remedy is to deliver such mail earlier
wait until the next
in the day or
Don't Mix the Work
In offices of this class, the de
livery window is closed while mail
is being distributed ,and persons hav
ing cards saying, "Call for package
too large for box," often present the
cards at the stamp window or the
money order window and ask to be
served. To do this would be to have
that clerk leave his work and the
things he is responsible for and go
to another section and disturb what
another person has in charge and is
responsible for. Such interruption
is not satisfactory to either clerk,
and they decline to act upon such re
Don't Bnt In
Nearly everybody is agreeable and
thoughtful in dealing with the postal
There are just a few who
to feel that they ought to be
waited on in advance of others or
out of their turn, especially when
they merely want to buy stamps, but
this interrupts other transactions
and besides being offensive to the
other patrons, it increases the
chances of making mistakes, and that
is serious. A good many girls and
women delay matters, bless their
hearts, by getting up to the window
Edward Byers
Visits Home
At present Is Oonvalesing in Army
Hospital; Wonnded Arm
Edward Byers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Byers of this city, spent a five
day furlough with his friends and
relatives here this week. He arrived
Monday evening and left Friday for
the hospital from whence he chme.
Mr. Byers was shot in the arm,
Just at the elbow, in a battle in
France and was sent to the Fort Des
Moines, la., hospital to recover from
4he wound. He arrived at the fort
•ctober 27, and has been convales
mg at that place since. He was
looking and feeling very well at the
■me of his visit home and it is
mought that he will very soor regain
flhe complete use of his arm, which
is gradually growing stronger. He
will be required to remain at the
army hospital until his arm is as
well as it will get, or as good as
new, in order that he may receive
the very best of special care.
It will be remembered that Ed
ward Byers and the late Lieut. Stew
art Hoover were the two first boys
from Blackfoot to be transported to
France. Mr. Byers saw sixteen
months of hard service in France,
having landed there with the Fif
teenth infantry, first division, on
June 25, 1917. He is very anxious
for the time to come when he can
be released from the hospital and
allowed to returfi home.

The regular session of the county
commissioners comes on the second
Monday in January, which in this
case will be the sixteenth, and the
county officers will be sworn in at
that time.
The new board consists of M. A.
Fugate of Aberdeen, James Christen
sen of Jameston, and R. G. Bills of
Blackfoot. It is likely that the new
board will organize with Mr. Bills
chairman, since it is customary and
most convenient to have the chair
man at the county seat.
in their turn .asking tor say three,
3-cent stamps, and then when the
stamps are laid out, up comes a
handbag, it is opened, a handkerchief
is taken out, then a little package,
then a purse, then the purM is
opened, a dime is taken out, then a
search is made for a nickle and four
pennies with the result that the exact
change is not found, then the dime
is surrendered, the change received
and put in the purBe, the purse is
put back in the bag, the package and
handkerchief are replaced and she
is thru. If she had been thoughtful
and had that dime in hand when she
got to the window, the stamps and
the cent would have been handed out
instantly and several other customers
could have been waited on while she
was shuffling her money and goods.
Help Rural Carriers
The rural carriers are just now
entering upon the period of storms
and bad roads, and people are In
vited to be thoughtful about having
their mall boxes in proper repair.
Persons wishing to buy stamps
should place the money in an en
velope or piece of folded paper,
rather than leaving the coins loose
in the box. The government claims
the right to have these boxes used ex
clusively for mall bearing postage.
Nobody has the right to put un
stamped mail or packages in such
boxes. Persons distributing adver
tising matter, such as posters, have
no right to place it in the boxes un
less it hears postage.
Wasting Our County Funds
We are wasting a great deal of
money on roads In Bingham county,
but the waste is so close to us and
we are so accustomed to It, it is
harder to see it and harder to break
away from it than if it were farther
from us. The average person agrees
that road money is being wasted, but
hesitates about changing our system
to 'something else that is proposed
as a remedy. Just to show you how
easy It is to comprehend something
that is farther away from us, let me
tell you some railroad history.
Mr. Harriman'g Letterheads
When William H. Harriman took
the management of the various west
ern railroads that he was welding
into the Harriman system, he found
that every little system had a differ
ent style of letterhead, some of them
very elaborate and printed in two or
three colors of ink. The cost of the
letterheads on the various systems
ran from about $2 to $11.50 per
thousand. Mr. Harriman delegated
a man to design a letterhead for use
on the whole system that was simple
and sufficient, and they had a better
Continued on page eight
Thirty-eight Women and Children and About One
Hundred Boches and Polanders are Killed
in the Streets of Posen During
the Severe Rioting
LONDON, Dec. 29.—Firing by
German officers on an allied automo
bile carrying an American flag was
the cause of street fighting in Posen
laBt Friday, says a dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
Copenhagen. The Germans were de
feated in the fighting. About 138
persons, including a number of wo
men and children, were killed during
the rioting.
The dispatch says: v
"There was severe fighting be
tween the Poles and Germans in
Posen on Friday, which resulted in
thirty-eight women and children and
about 100 Germans and Polanders
being killed. The affray originated
as a result of a German officer firing
on an allied automobile which was
proceeding to Warsaw carrying the
American flag.
"The Germans insulted the flag
and the Polish guard was called out.
The fighting lasted several hours and
the Germans were defeated.
"A delegation from the British
Influenza at Blackfoot
Epedemic in Lighter Form. Many
Business Men Suffering; the
Bankers Main Victims
T .B. Dahman of the Brown-Hart
company is at home ill.
George Anderson, cashier, Miss
Ruby Hilliard, bookkeeper at the
Blackfoot City Bank, are still off
E. M. Kennedy of the First Na
tional Bank, gave up his work Thurs
day, but was back on the job Sat
urday, declaring it was a false alarm
about his flu. His was a bad cold.
Miss Eula Palmer is much im
proved after a severe illness with the
Miss Mabel Molden is somewhat
improved at this writing.
Frank Berryman is still confined
to his bed, but is very much Im
Albert Miller was dangerously ill
with the influenza Saturday and
Sunday and is much better.
J. E. Estensen is ill and confined
to his home and it is reported he has
Wendell Gagon is still confined to
his home, altho not able to resume
his duties at the bank, he is able
to be around.
John'R. Jones was sick one day
last week.
Frank Moster resumed his work at
the Standrod bank Monday morning
after a weeks illnesB.
W. F. Martin, who has been ill for
several weeks with the rheumatism,
is able to be around again.
Vail Clevenger
On Way Home
Vail Clevenger, son of Mr. and,
Mrs. S. V. Clevenger of this city, is
on his way home. The Clevengers
received the glad tidings Sunday,
sent from Camp Stewart, New Port
News, Va., stating that he would
leave for Salt Lake City and then
home in a very short time.
Vail has seen much active service
in i.-'rance and had a rather exciting
experience at Flames when he and
his company were blown up. Vail
says he is alright now with the ex-
ception that the shock left him so
he stammers slightly.
The Idaho legislature will convene
on Monday, the sixth of January, and
members from this county are plan
ning to go to the capital city the
later part of this week.
The members from Bingham are
William A. Lee of Blackfoot for the
senate, and Soren Yorgesen of Shel-
ley and Lewis Robbins of Moreland
for the house.
T. E. Roy, a former resident of
Blackfoot, but now of Golden City,
Mo., is here looking for an oppor
tunity to get into the grocery busi
Mr. Roy left here about ten years
gao and has been farming Iq. Mis
souri and doing well. His daughters
have grown up and would like to
get into business in the old home
A quarantine has been established
at Mackay and persons desiring to
go into the town are required to show
doctor's certificate of health.
Lieut. M. H. Eetabrook came to
Blackfoot Saturday after having
been discharged from the colors and
visited with friends, leaving Monday
morning for Ogden, where he has
accepted a position.
mission to Posen protested to the
German commander in the town,
General Schlmmelfeng, but the Ger
man officer declared that he had no
control over the soldiers."
Germans Soldiers Use Machine Guns
on Polish Soldiers
BERLIN, Saturday, Dec. 28.—The
Lokal Hnzeiger's Posen correspond
ent says there was street rioting in
Posen on Friday evening. German
soldiers marching thru the town are
said to have hauled down the entente
A company of Polish civilian sol
diers proceeded to police headquart
ers for the purpose of raiding the
premises. German soldiers with ma
chine guns dispersed me Poles, who
are said to have suffered severe
losses. Quiet was restored at night.
League to Protect Life and, Liberty
of Former Kaiser
BERLIN, Saturday, Dec. 28.—A
"league for the protection of the per.
sonal liberty and life of the kaiser"
has been formed and will issue an
appeal to the former advisers of the
ex-emperor, as well as diplomats
with whom he was associated, to sub
mit all possible documents to prove
the emperor's Innocence of bringing
about the war.
Prince Henry of Prussia, who was
proposed for president of the league,
suggested Von Hindenburg for the

Holiday week finds only two pris
oners in the county jail, one man
charged with being a slacker, and
one Mexican.
Members of the sheriff's force
have been ill and are. not doing much
outside work. Since the Short Line
forbids searching trains for boot
leggers, there is little to do but find
the owners for estray stock. /
No applications have been made
lately for marriage licenses.
Two suits for divorce have been
filed, one by Mildred E. Johnson
against Gail H. Johnson, and one by
May Miller Chalmers agalnBt J. Ross
Two More Blackfoot
Boys Coming Home
This office is in receipt of a com
munication from Gerstner Field,
Lake Charles, La.,* bearing tiding of
two Blackfoot boys who are the only
two representing Blackfoot in a cer
tain aviation section (aeronautics)
Squadron G. ,
The two young men are Sergeant
T. N. Stewart and Sergeant Charles
G. Burriston and the message reads
that they will be honorably dis
charged very soon now and will be
homeward bound on or about the
fifteenth of January, 1919.
The friends of these lads will be
pleased to know that they have com
pleted their work and that they havto
well earned their silver stripes.
Mr. Burriston has been serving ths
squadron in the capacity of mess
sergeant and sent a copy of the
Christmas dinner menu which the
boys enjoyed Christmas day. Fol
lowing is a list: Roast turkey, giblet
gravey, mashed potatoes, oyster
dressing, potato salad, cranberry
sauce, white bread, fresh tomatoes,
creamery butter, strawberry pre
serves, jello with whipped cream,
devils food cake, pumpkin pie, fruit
salad, coffee, cocoa, sweet cider,
chocolate candy, mixed nuts, cigars
and cigarettes and fresh fruits.
The Graham-Boyle Hardware com
pany is the new firm that wUl open
a hardware store in a new building
Just completed at Shelley by the
Moore Real Estate company.
Nell F. Boyle and Ellis Graham of
Blackfoot are the owners y and Mr.
Graham will be manager. 7 Mr. Gra
ham was in business at Aberdeen and
sold out to enter the army. Since
the signing of the armlstic he has
been getting into business again, and
will open the new store the first of
should be properly fitted for
improperly fitted glasses will
affect your health as well
as your eyes. See Dr. H. H.
Scarborough at the Eccles
Let hi"« stop your headaches.

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