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ifftafjo Wivpxtblxtmi OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY Vol. XV. No. 32-A BLACKFOOT,, BINGHAM COUNTY. IDAHO, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1919 $3 a Year LOCATING THE FEDERAL BUILDING Local Citizens Make Suggestions and Good (Offers BE LEFT TO EXPERT James Hunter Invites your Uncle Samuel to come over and look at hjs grove and arrange to buy it of him. It is a hundred yards due north of . 'the city hall, has a house and barn on it that can be moved, and the timber will make almost an endless rick of cord wood. He will sell It for a federal building site for some thing like |4,000 and then pull down his vest and feel "very well glad." Mrs. D. W. McMillan, who lives on South Broadway rises to remark that while the gunning is good she would have us shoot a federal building on |/ to the quarter block between her home and the Gem State Lumber company's, not mentioning the Steven lots across on the east side of the street at the rear of the sub station. She doesn't claim that everybody will endorse that location, but she agrees to keep sweet about It herself if they conclude to locate It down there. While she was talk ing she said it would be nice to have i . a lawn and some fountains installed at the north and south annex of the building. Mrs. M. E. Soth wired that It might be well to have a commercial sciefice man to look over the town and estimate its future growth as indicated by the resources of the surrounding country, and mark where the federal building ought to be and then locate it accordingly. While we are thinking along that line we want to remark that a new phrase has been coined recently, and forms a preface to nearly everybody's expressions, starting off* this way: "If the Dubois project goes thru—" If you have not already noticed it, just listen and see how often it is used. is Stewart Brothers Send Souvenirs Home The two German helmets on dis play at Pearson's grocery, whiclv have attracted 'so much attention were sent .by .the .Stewart boys, Lieut. Frank P. of the Rainbow division and Private Clarence P„ of the first division, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Stewart of Blackfoot. One is'a polished steel helmet, used in the calvary and inside bears the inscription "Landstrom Recruit, Klaus (camp or fort) Recruiting Depot." The other is a black patent leather of a smaller make and trimmed in gold. This is an officer's helmet. Both are carefillly padded on the inside with a fine grade of soft leather as a protection te the head. On the front of each is a modeled plate of an eagle perched on the globe, with wings spread In defiance. Streamers floating from the beak bear a message when translated from the German language, reads: "With God for Kaiser and Fatherland." ATTEND TO YOUR EYES When the first symptoms of weakness appear. Its cheapest, safest and best for your eyes and health then. Dr. H. H. Scarborough % THE SPECIALIST Will be at the Eocles Hotel Monady and Tuesday (two days) MARCH 3—4 Let him stop your headaches and eye defects. Orpheum Theatre WED.—THUR. FEB. 26—27 ANITA STEWART t in a VIRTUOUS WIVES" WhJt Is virtue in a wife? What Is a man's idea of a "Virtuous wife?" Are you a virtuous wife? Don't decide until you see "Virtuous Wives." Admission 15 c—28c Thursday Matinee 2.30 Salt Lake Man Sends Congratulations Glad to gee Blackfoot Working In Interest of Reel Roods lor Service gROADWAY OPENING PLEASES W. D. Rishel, secretary of the Utah State Automobile association, writes that he is glad .that Blackfoot is nfaking a move to put down reatf roads. some Me has had trouble with our Bingham county roads and doesn't hesitate about saying so. He has had trouble following the old crooked road into and out of Black foot on the southwest, and he is glad we made Broadway to run straight thru to the Blackfoot river. To quote him exactly .this is what he says: "The most interesting announce ment in a long time is the fact that a man can get into and out of Black foot. I have logged, (mapped) that road forty times, and I have never yet succeeded in logging the same streets, turns and alleys twice in succession. I have never yet been able to follow one of my own logs into or out of Blackfoot from the south. I am glad you people got that road straightened out and in my own mind I cannot see just where it is located, but I will be in Black foot the coming summer, making new logs, and believe me, if anyone ln the world will appreciate this new road, I will." That sounds pretty good! Let's It was the Broadway bunch that named the old Taylor street Broadway, and then it was them and the city council and the county com missioners that took the kinks out of the old weeney road and made It into Broadway extended. It was Ford Hassing the photographer who suggested the name of Broadway. Cin't somebody down at Aberdeen start an idea about making a short cut to Blackfoot by opening up a Broadway along the railrpad( so we can save several miles of distance and a vast number of turns at the corners. People do not like to travel that road as it is, and if we are go ing to make one good trunk line thru the county in that direction, there is no time like the present for get ting the land owners to open their fences and leave a right-of-way thru. Their farms will be worth more with a trunk line down the side, next to the railroad than they will be with out it, and this is a good time to set the f fence over and make the road. It will be'worth a great deal to the county to have a few miles less of hard road to make ,and then it will be worth its cost ovqr and over again in operating expenle and mainten ance as the country grows rich. Remember what the Burley man said about farm doubling in value when they made a • boulevard of gravel alongside. see. If the Aberdeen fellows will come up the line getting the matter agreed to, we believe Rockford, Pingree, Springfield, Sterling and Yuma x will co-operate. People accomplish things over night now, and we dare the folks down the line to go a gunning for a straight road. ' + MORELAND FARMERS TO MEET W. E. Jordan, chairman for the farm bureau in the Moreland district has called for a meeting of the farm ers at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, Feb 27, at the Moreland hall, for the purpose of duscusslng the sugar beet question for the coming season. Arthur *«anwaring and ethers vrho have studied this question very thoroly for some time, will be present and address the gathering. All the farmers Interested in beet raising are urged to be present and take part in the meeting. -+ HOME FROM EASTERN TRIP Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Tavey returned Friday evening from an eastern trip. They were called to Philadelphia a few weeks ago on account of the death of their son Roy. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Sam Porter and their daughter Miss Loraine, who will visit for a few days before returning to Moscow. Mr. Tavey visited at Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Salt Lake and purchased goods for the Brown Hart company while he was gone. RECLAMATION CONGRESS AT POCATELLO FRIDAY WAS HUGISUCCESS IN EVERY WAY t'M.fcr'r . Two Hundred Delegates Assembled in Interest of the Projects and Work Unselfishly for Idaho and not lor Their Own City '■ wm' PROJECTS WILL INCREASE POPULATION Two hundred delegates from lo calities scattered from the head of the Snake river valley to Boise gath ered at Pocatello Friday for. the re clamation congress. It was made # up of men Interested in the different irrigation projects of the state who wished to cpmbine the working forces into one body to work for all pro jects in matters of legislation seek ing government loans and appropria tions. The little town of Dubois was represented by thirty delegates. Boise and surrounding towns had thirty. Blackfoot had twenty-four, Shelley about a dozen, Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg and other towns two or three each. . . . • n J A short .time was devoted to speechmakin* and it was soon found that all were for Idaho, not for their home projects alone. They were in ravor of united action in everything pertaining to the harnessing and use of the waters of Snake river and all work looking to such control. The time has passed when individual projects will send their separate delegations to Washington to work for their own little empire and against the others. Idaho will work thru one organization, presenting a solid front witn no opposition from f?om h s°"ter statU^the wertMOe s&SHSSs"Hff szavsasrsrw ley now a^much land to be re claimed as there is agricultural land in nine of»the smallest states in the union, and that these new lands will support a population of eleven mil present population of Idaho. Idaho's Great Trio D Q _ . .. . ' , B. 8. Peat, the agricultural agent for the Union Pacific system, of Omaha was present, and stated that Idaho s natural wealth is not ap predated by its own people. He said that our trio of sun, soil and water furnish a combination that will enable any industrious people to create new wealth at a rate that 's not generally found in agricultural countries. He said that any man with hand and brain and heart could " *™ Mh " W"" • Farmers' Great Opportunity n . , • . Mr. Peat said that while the pop ulation of the United States had In creased twenty-nine million, the number of cattle had decreased twenty-eight million, and other live stock nearly in the same proportion now with the hungry world looking to America for food, and with the devastated countries of Europe look ing to us for a new start in stock, and the counties that have thinned out their stock to the breaking point during the war looking to us for breeding animals to rebuild their herds, livestock in the United States is bound to be high for a generation to come, and agricultural products commanding good prices for years. The man who hesitated about putting SS«V? 2 ? 1 £ portnnttf of hi. 5?,; th.SmS wealth that hesitate! about making Ssl portatio. line. Into eonaftlon to" "e 5 SHS; King of its Sens 1 d th ' being of Its citizens. Idaho's Reputation *aA««Hiw g In speaking of Idaho's reputation among the western states as seen by men in the nation's capital, he said Idaho is making good on her pledges that her irrigation projects are coming to the fore with gold to repay their loans; that while she had gone thru the ordeals of settle Son 1 with a°H 8 the Ct ftt?endin flL n s«n^nf2L th »ivh tt 1hi fi batt1 ® 8 r *5.® ele jn® nt8, her cornicopia is pouring out ite and^loans^s^few b ° Dd8 loaa *L a8 *® w other states are golofnmont 1 fn1 n f W tho 8k | the *® deral f °tron1I th< *v, l0an8 *1 T kifflw Jhothor^^on l !? e t y Tv1 nt poLn tho^ond W °hI f.? gBt 8 f^ t ers * b ® land and conquer them and Slirod 1 th« l0 nnrslLtrln« n 18 R8 ' trotourv 8 wui rl 1n 8 if J h ® on°fLll.Hri» 8Ury WlU l008ea for our e i rprises. . I Minidoka to the Front Much had been said about the great Minidoka project, made pos sible by government loans in years gono by, and predictions had been made that the five million of dollars poured into the construction of its Irrigation works ana pumping plants would never be repaid, but now the statistics of the Crop of 1918 show five-million dollars' worth of pro ducts ,and the loans taken care of ln such satisfactory manner that It Is a source of pride. Grand Theme for Statesmen With such able men as Idaho has in our national legislative bodies, with these facts standing out in bold relief in favor' of Idaho's resources and her reclamation works, with such a grand theme • for statesmen to dwell upon in their speeches, with the pressing demands for food pro duction and for employment for dis handing armies both militant and industrial, wtth the great murmuring of society to relieve congestion in cities and get population out upon the land and close to nature, with the government anxious to supply em ployment as an antidote for Bol shevism, with the people and their statesmen accustomed to thinking and acting in big, comprehensive figures and with full measure of promptness and decision, the master minds of Idaho come together to touch the springs of human energy and opportunity and set them to their tasks, Idaho's Man of Unison Mft1or PYnrt b«»h far ing ^nen who'hetald to ..Lv.il*lL w „ nelped t0 tba^ subdued The^wta ftn a tha Twin 5 ra °5 and who has aided ln Idaho d ® ve *° p - sas •jswjtw ss sTrvHSS S advised^DeoDle^to^ invoit than saw them eo down iSto ilia abadlwp 8hadow8 « on ^ Because tholn* %r!. h 6 |v"M i 0 us , n 8plendid achievement, spoke a toy moments on the great need or Vision and courage to undertake what to so many people seems the unthinkable. He mentioned that one day when he was driving his horse and buggy down over the Twin Falls North Side tract in its early days, stopping to see each settler and to advise and encourage them in their work, he stopped at a house where woman came out, apparently watch ing for a chance to talk to hid. as The Test of Souls . * te " w cS , „ p svr.r m k?« far as on. could aw, and as this frail woman came out of their shack and trudged thru the sand and dust to ward the streak of dust that marked the roadway, her dress whipped about her form and she had an apron tied around her head. As she ap proached the buggy she stretched out her thin arm and laid in a very positive way, "Major Reed, I just have this to say to you, that any man who will use his influence to get a family to leave a land of plenty and come out and settle in such a God forsaken land as this ought td be hung." Reversed the Harsh Judgment Ma1or a i. n n«w th* J Itafifi ^Ge?nn '' and ^ode awav fn a clSnd wuf Le nm ol the duat hltinr Ida ^s the season nrnmmnnrt* nnd Ih. N 4,1 aad If *«*» svK'StSSrt sb#ar8 " d w0nt out about the y ard and cllpped a , ot of rMe3 and asked him to accept them as a token of the esteem in which she held the man of vision who looked beyond the could of dust and the sea of sage brush to the dawn ef plenty, in a land where courage and character had met the forces of opposition and had won Prevent the Blush of Shame Judge W B Strong of Dubois sold h ® wanted *° Inject something in be halt of the man in kakhl and to say for him that is not returning from the foreign lands and fields of cam ag ® t0 88,1 for an y better fl «htlng chance in civil affairs than other people, and that those who speak of securing legislation and opportunities ,n reclamation for the soldiers might cajjvass themselves carefully to see whether or not they were thinking that Wbat WaS S °°^ t0r th ® 8old, ®r would also shower some favors upon the others and to see also if they are no t carelessly asking for legisla tion ln the name of the American doughboy because that furnishes if. popular excuse or reason for consid eration. If the'familles on the dusty desert could bring roses and victory out of the bUing France coula bring victory by going over the top week after week and month after month, shall we who stayed at home look about us at the complicated problems of civil life and fail to meet courageously the questions that come up to us for solu Continued on page eight a dust, if the men ln Black Foot Paper Under takes a Greater Task Buckles Into Job That Everybody Dreads and Passes up; Road Bond Edition doming CO-OPERATION IN PBAOnCE A new era, the era of co-opera tion, has opened in Idaho and Bingham county, and Its citizens taking up greater tasks in a big part nership to accomplish what has here tofore seemed too big for them. Bingham county is now address ing itself to the question of making permanent roads, and it must first canvass the question of finance and the how to handle it. are They must decide once and for all as to the ad visability of voting and selling the bonds, and while this is being done the commissioners must learn all about road construction and decide positively what type or types of roads they will build, and where they will build them. While the Republican office has been agitating the road question we have attracted the attention of peo ple far and near who offered us in formation of all kinds regarding roads, and literature to prove every thing. People have been good about helping us. Our near neighbors have brought us helps, and helps have come from as far away as the Pacific coast and east as far as Pen nsylvania and Washington. We could not use it ail. We could not read it all, saying nothing of setting it in type and printing it. But there is a great deal that ought to be set in type and published for the informa tion of the people of this county, to have us all understand what we going into. The Republican decided to under take the task of such publication, and began looking for three men to add to our office force to handle the work. A few days »go we put out a call in 120 places, where help might' be found, and now we have one man engaged and are receiving applica tions from a few men who would like to engage for the work. Experts are hard to find,.and we hope to get high class men for this task. We cannot handle all this work in regular editions of the paper, and It would be too much of a sacrifice of the regular news service If we did. We are going to issue a big special edition to be known as the Road Bond edition, and it will be off the press we hope by the middle of March. We expect to fill it full of information as a dictionary, full of pep as a pepper box and full of ad vertising as the rules, and the loyalty of the advertisers will permit. We start to work on It today, Tuesday and those who have spring advertis ing are invited to get it to us early and get choice positions. It will cover the county thorly and will speak for itself when it appears. We intend that It shall go down in county history as one of the rare and forceful moves in co-operation ln which the peeplq of the county sur prised themselves and proved them selves worthy of the rich county they have in their control. Let us come to an understanding thru the press, come to an aggre ment at the polls, and come to pros perity by the construction that fol lows. are I Y. M. O. A. BUILDING DEDICATED Dedicatory exercises of the Y. M. C. A. building were conducted at Moscow Sunday, Feb. 9. It was de dicated to the glory of God for the social use and moral uplift of all the men of the University of Idaho. A very fine program was given. S. J. Chaney, former pastor of the Blackfoot Methodist church of Black foot, is a member of the advisory berad for the new Y. M. C. A. •F IN INTEREST OF BEETS County Agent M. O. Monroe, G. A. Connell and Arthur Manwaring went to Pocatello Monday morning. While there they attended a meet ing held in interest of the beet grow era. Seeger-Bundlie's Co-operation Message What we said last week regarding market conditions will be said by many others from now on, and you will know we on the spot as early;as the earliest |in our discoveries, on deck with our new goods, and there is a reason why our business is growing every month. We take people into our plans and confidence, and when they know as much as we do about conditions, we all pull together in "Everybody's Store." We congratulate the people of this county on the Interest they are taking ln the Dubois project and the good roads move These twin enterprises if carried over successfully will increase the markets for our produce and increase the value of our farms because the farms will yield more money and with less expense. Co-operation in these matters will bring mutual benefits the same as co-operation ln merchandising brings mutual benefits were We are ment. at Seeger-Bundlie Company's "Everybody's Store BROADWAY BLACKFOOT BLACKFOOT TO HAVE A CARNEGIE LIBRARY Our City Has Another Project in (Mind for the Future LOCATION FOUND . Blackfoot has it in mind to secure a Carnegie library as one of its pro jects not too far away, and people are registering a kick against plac ing the federal building on their choice of sites, the Rowles corner at the intersection of Bridge and Main, east. It is pointed out that this would be an ideal place for the library and that it is wanted on the east side. It is also pointed out that the proper place for the post office and land of fice is on the west side, where the business houses are, and each side is entitled to consideration. Cer tainly the library belongs on the residence side of town, and yet the west end is building up with resi dences. On this account it is urged that the federal building should be placed well westward, and there is also a strong demand for it to be back away from the railroad. It Is being said now that if the Dubois project succeeds, Blackfoot will soon be a town of 15,000 and it will then be ridiculous to expect everything to be within a block or two of the rail road, and now is the time to give things a larger setting. Business men go or send to the post office several times a day ,and they do not propose to be always at the mercy of the train movements when they want to post letters or get mail. The weight of opinion and preference seems to say that the library shall be on the east and the federal build ing on the west. •K How to Get Motor Rural Delivery of Mail Mr. Byrd Trego, Editor, Blackfoot, Idaho. Sir. In answer to your communication of January 24, 1919, which the post master general has referred to me for particular attention, you are in formed that the suggestions and ob servations with respect to the opera tion of the rural delivery service contained in your letter have been carefully noted. Under the law motor vehicle rural routes must be not less than fifty miles in length and it is contrary to the practice of the department to establish motor routes unless the topographic and road conditions are such as will permit the carrier to perform service in an automobile during not less than ten months ln the year. Is it also a requirement of law that a majority of the pros pective heads of families to be sup plied by the motor route must file a petition with the department for such service, prior to its establish ment. which an erdinary rural route may be extended is thirty-six miles. There is inclosed a circular of in formation relative .to rural delivery and if you will present any speelflo plan for the establishment, extension, or readjustment of the rural service In the county in which you reside, shall be glad to give it very carefni attention. The maximum length to Respectfully, JAMES 8. BLAJ4SLEY, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General