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Vol. XV. No. 34-A
$3 a Year
Commissioners' "Confi
dent Road Bond Elec
tion Will Carry
In an interview with the county
commissioners assembling for a
meeting Monday morning, Colonal
Fugate, for the board, authorized us
to tell the people of Bingham county
that the bond election will probably
be held on Wednesday or Thursday
the second or third of April; that the
bond election they believe will carry
by large majority; that as soon as
the result is announced the commis
sioners will leave on a tour of edu
cation to become expert judges of the
types of roads to be built in this
county and the different parts of the
county, according to available ma
terials, the distance to be hauled and
the amount of travel and traffic and
the loads they will have to bear.
When they have seen and learned
enough to reach conclusions and feel
absolutely sure, of their conclusions
they will return and push construc
tion work for all there is in it.
They do not propose to make any
mistakes on the purchase of ma
terials and the type of roads to be
built. The purpose to protect the
peoples' interest on every dollar that
is expended.
Where the Money Will go
In expending .this bond money
every precinct in the county will be
considered and the expenditures in
the different localities will be in pro
portion to the assessed valuation and
the taxes paid by such localities.
The taxes drawn from each com
munity wifi be expended in that com
munity is as close proportion as pos
The commissioners had sufficient
assurance of t'ne wish of the people
before calling a bond election and
have had so much assurance and con
gatulations on their actions since
it was announced and have had as
many declarations from citizens
everywhere of their intention to sup
port the measure that they have very
little doubt that the election will
carry by strong majority.
Collins Acquitted
Collins, an attendant at the asylum
who was arrested on charges of mis
treating a patient, was acquitted in
the district court the first of the
. week.
State of Idaho vs, Frank Martin
Frank Martin, who was up for
cattle stealing was acquitted Thurs
da. This case was continued on the
The State of
following Friday.
Idaho was the plaintifl in this case.
Ulead not Guilty
The four Indians who were
charged with cattle stealing from S.
A. Busenbark, were brought into
court Friday and all plead not guilty.
Divorces Granted
Five divorce cases were granted in
the district court the past week,
nkmely: Sarah Ellen Waller vs
Fred Waller, Gelna S. Nugent vs
Arnold Nugent, William S. Green
ing vs Siljyl Greening, Elizabeth
Arney vs Thodore Arney and Eva
Hunt vs Gilvie Hunt. ,
Owing to the fact that the bill for
the big appropriation failed for en
actment in the closing days of the
l^t session of congress, the Meyers
bill, usually spoken of as the Lane's
measure, failed of enactment it is
likely that work on the Dubois pro
ject will be held up on that account
until the measure can be introduced
again and .enacted.
It Is possible to have this done in
June in the proposed special session
of congress. In the meantime it is not
expected that preliminaries on the
Dubois project will be at a stand
still and a meeting of the Idaho Re
clamation association at Pocatello
Monday, March 10 was held for the
purpose of forming plans to keep the
work of the several big Idaho pro
jects progressing.
Orpheum Theatre
Matinee and Night
' Admission: Children 25 c, Adults 50c
Northern Village Will
Show Folks Some
Professor J. A.. Langton, superin
tendent of the Shelley schools and
of the Shelley Commercial club was
in Blackfoot Saturday attending the
teachers' institute, and said Shelley
is still on the map and going to
stamp itself on still more plainly.
Mr. Langton stated that Shelley
people are very emphatically for the
road bonds, and besides that they are
planning for some street paving on
their own account. Where men get
together and talk, they are for road
bonds and street improvement, and
where women .get together they
for a clean-up day for the town, and
in favor of doing some substantial
work in the way of grading, filling up
holes and removing stones and other
A good many people are
advancing the doctrine that people
love their town more when they have
done something for it in free service;
that the person who does not love
his town is generally the one who
has never done anything for it ex
cepting when he was paid for it.
They are talking of having a free
for- all day, when several hundred
men and most of the youth of the
town shall get out and do a day's
work free and thereby make the towq
more lovable.
Shelley has a live commercial club
of about 150 members and more men
joining all the while. He thinks
they will have 175 members by the
next meeting, which is this Tues
day evening. He says that when peo
ple talk roads they generally indi
cate that the roads carrying the
heaviest traffic should be the first
to he surfaced. He believes the
Shelley people are going to vote for
bonds and go on about their affairs
and then when they find some new
roads where they can travel them,
they will ride that way and see how
they like it. If it doesn't lead ex
actly where it would suit them best,
they will rejoice that it suits a lot
of other people best and that their
turn will come all the sminer on the
principal of turn about.
The boys' Blackfoot basket ball
team played the Pocatlelo boys at
Pocatello Friday night, and after a
hard fight and interesting game they
were defeated by three points, the
final score being'52 to 49. The boys
all did their level best to win the
victory for Blackfoot and felt rather
blue and discouraged when they were
defeated, but they took the loss like
good sports, as usual.
The boys went on thru Saturday
Dillon .for a game that
ea there.
American Falls girls played the
Pocoatllo girls at Pocatello the same
night and much to their disappoint
ment were also defeated with the
final figures reading 5 to 3. The
girls held each other down good all
thru and the game was very interest
morning to
was schedul
The fact that this game was a
double header enticed many Black
foot rooters to go down for the even
ing and everyone thoroly enjoyed the
time spent there.
The bills heretofore introduced in
congress for the federal building at
Blackfoot and ether places and for
reclamation of arid and swamp lands
including the Dubois project, were
drowned in the flood of legislation
that went down in the whirlpool of
disagreements and political up
heavals of the closing days of the last
When congress again convenes it
will be organized by the Republicans
ahd they will have power (o control
legislation, and a Democrat president
will have the final word of approval
or veto. The same measures will be
again introduced and in the mean
time, preliminaries can be proceed
ing actual operations, for it is only
a matter of time until they will be
Submitted for the Consideration of Those Re
sponsible Either Directly or Indirectly
for Work of This -Nature
WTienever or wherever it becomes necessary and expedient to expend
large sums of money for public purposes and the responsibility of this
expenditure devolves upon the head of one or a number of officials, there
are fully as many "DONT'S" as there are "DO'S" to consider and wise in
deed is the individual or committee who gives full and due considera
tion to both. Especially is this so when applied to matters of paving and
whether It be a city street or a country highway which is to be considered,
it behooves every one upon whom responsibility rests to view- the situation
carefully from every angle, In order to be prepared to answer satisfactorily
i, h , e v n ^^;l n ^ qU ^ lo ! , . s P ro P° un4ed by those of their constituency who
1 A\ THE BILLS. Of all the "DON'TS", and there are many, some of the
most essential to your future peace of mind and happiness are as follows:
DON'T jump at conclusions and decide without most careful and
impartial consideration, the particular type or class of material which vou
are going to use. J
* ii IK) \T be, unduel,v influenced by every Torn, Dick and Harrv who
tells you that this or that type of pavement is best for the purposes of vour
community. The chances are that he is no better informed tlian are you,
a " d 8 „T. d his * ud 'f nient . l the event of your taking It prove faulty, it
you, not he upon whom the responsibility for the failure will rest.
DON'T allow yourself to be lead to believe that a type of paving which
ami ° T Z* sa ' isfact " r } a city street, where traffic rules
and regulations may be stringently enforced, will prove equally as efficient
ri > erm?tXT'Lfd ,,n | t Z^H h " ay .'y he ^ every and 11,1 c,a * s of'traffic must
be permitted, and where the weight of loads and speed is quite apt to be
fercn^ 0 m»tw^ Ca in a,Mi abno . rmal nature. Remember there is as much dif
USe f, ° f a conntr > road and a residence street as there
^ ? c,r and that ot a ware-honse over which is daily
trftidled tons of the heaviest freight and merchandise.
of vou f JneIk COI VV^m r° urself to any fype or policy until you know where
you speak. \\ hat may appeal to you today as an unalterable conviction
your mows entirely, and by being noncommittal
the embarrassement of
DON'T neglect to listen to and give careful consideration to those
people whom you have reason to believe are informed upon the subject
of which you desire knowledge. If their statements are such as you might
be disposed to question, have them substantiated if possible before acting
upon them. s
you liave saved yourself
unnecessary explanation.
DON'T compromise yourself or your community by accepting too
freely of the lavish entertainment which may be bestowed upon you by
those desirous of securing the patronage of the people you represent. 1
legitimate company or corporation, hbwever, trill place its patrons
prospective patrons in a position which might cause them future embar
rassment. A polite and courteous effort to explain its policy and exhibit
its wares is always permisable and sh ould lie taken advantage of by tiiose
desiring information along its lines. There are too many ugly rumors
afloat concerning the attitude of public representatives who might have
l>een to say the least, indiscrete, to permit of intelligent and self-respecting
men in this day and age, allowing themselves to become entangled in the
■\eb of public distrust and suspicion.
DON'T forget that it is the duty of a public official to utilize his best
judgment and effort hi behalf of all the people whom he represents. Cliques
political and sectional combinations as well as Ills own personal likes and
dislikes should be subservient to his best judgment and honest convic
tion after a careful and conscientious analysis of the matter at issue.
Especially is tills so as regards paving matters, for'long after the affairs
of today are gone and forgotten, a good and well built pavement will remain
a monument to the integrity and ability of those who were responsible
DON'T let it slip your mind that a pavement to be a good community
investment must first of all be as nearly permanent as possible; that fhe
cost of maintaining it should be practically nil; that it should be as hard
and smooth »n the hottest day in summer as upon the coldest day of win
ter. That Its tractive resistance should, make possible the hauling of the
heaviest load with the minimum of effort. That its color should be of such
nature as to present a clear and well defined outline upon the darkest
night, that it should be nonslippery, nonabsorbent and sanitary. That it
should be so constructed that in years to come it may serve as a substantial
base upon which new surfacing can be put at a light expense. All these
are essentials to present and furture economic results and conditions.
A pavement, be it either a city street or a country road, possessing all the
above qualities can be built by any community so desiring at a cost con
sistent to the times, conditions and prospective usage, and when
pleted will serve not only the present generation, bnt future generations
as well, and in a manner which can not help but reflect credit upon those
responsible for its construction. DON'T forget this, for it is true and well
defined as is light over darkness and the community whose asset it is
may well feel proud.

Eight members of the junior class
of the high school comprised a jolly
"hiking party" Sunday afternoon.
They wandered all over the country
with six kodaks and everything in
teresting they saw or came upon,
they stopped and took a picture of.
These pictures were taken with the
view of using them In the high school
annual which the seniors are prepar
ing. The mighty Snake river with
its interesting sursoundsings fur
nished material for many of the
The juniors knew that the brisk
walk In the fresh air would arouse
in them a. hearty appetitite so be
fore leaving home they prepared
buns, weeneys and marshallows for
a lunch. At a suitable place and
time they built a monster bonfire and
spent a very happy time roasting
the weeneys and marshallows and
enjoying the lunch.
They arrived home late in the
afternoon, a very. tired, but most
happy bunch.
The after the war Increase in the
automobile and tractor business and
the consequent demand for trained
mechanics is causing a number of
local young men to enter this line
of work. Gordon Williams of Black
foot has just recently left to take up
a course 'of training in motor me
chanics in the National Automobile
school of Los Angeles, Cal. When
he-finishes he expects to return and
locate In the garage and repair shop
business. He will be away about
two months. |
C. A. Bottolfsen is again at the
editorial chair of the Arco Advertiser
after a year's absence with the
colors. This is the third time he has
been at the helm in ten years. He
came here and worked on the paper
and finally became manager, with,
an interest in it. Then he severed
his relations with it and worked for
wages at Blackfoot and returned to
his old home in Dakota.
Later he took the back track, se
cured his old position with the Idrfho
Republican at Blackfoot, negotiated
for the purchase of the Arco paper
and got it. He built it up with great
rapidity, making the money for its
development as he went along and
was getting quite independent when
the war came on. He sold out, broke
u phis home and joined the colors,
came back and hired out to work
in his old office and now he has
bought it again.
With his power for leadership in
creased by his army experience, he
has already inspired his community
with more of the spirit of progress
and they are starting to do things,
with Bottolfsen one of the
behind what is done.
The appropriation bill providing
money for many federal buildings
Including the one for Blackfoot'
failed for enactment, but the work
will be taken up again at the special
session of congress and It is only a
matter of time until the appropria
tion will be made. In the mean time
Blackfoot people have agreed upon
the site and are taking steps to have
It adopted and to have the work pro
gress as rapidly as possible after the
| appropriation is -made.
» »
Good Meeting Saturday
With Large and Inter- 1
ested Attendance
At a meeting of the Bingham
County Teachers' association held in
the Blackfoot high school Saturday
morning, March 8, quite a satis
factory number of teachers showed
the right professional spirit by their
attendance and attention.
First on the program was the pri
mary demonstration carried out very
ably by Mrs. Ruth Ragan of the pri
mary department of the Fort Hall
public school.
On account of the extremely bad
condition of roads, the little people
who were called upon to make up
Mrs. Ragan's class were a little late
but Mrs. Ragan overcame this dif
ficulty by starting her work with
twelve teachers who volunteered to
act as pupils until the real pupils
The demonstration showed great
skill in presenting the different
phases of her work with beginners
and many of the younger teachers
especially, found much that will as
sist them in their work,»while those
who have been longer in the profes
sion, expressed great satisfaction in
finding new ways of presenting the
first work to pupils.
The general association meeting
was held in the high school audi
torium with Superintendent James A.
Langton of Shelley, president offthe
association, presiding.
The session was opened by the
singing of ' America."
A very excellent and interesting
discourse on boy's and girls' club
work was given by James Jensen of
Shelley. Mr. Jensen mentioned the
results of last year's club work and
gave a forecast of the plans for the
ensuing year. Great interest was
shown in this phase of our educa
tional work. ,
"The Weaknesses of our Educa
tional System as Revealed by the
War," was alTly discussed by Mel
vin Ison of the Goshen schools.
Superintendent Langton then
pointed out the "Strength of Our
Educational System as Htevealed by
the War," proving to the assembly
that, tho the educational profession
has weak spots it also has its strong
« .
After these very vital discussions
werer ended, those present were
favored by two well rendered vocal
selections, sung by Misses Anna Bur
ggraff and Maud Turman of the
Blackfoot city schools.
This was followed by JWilliam
Bartlett of Moreland on the subject
"How to Train Boys and Girls for
Citizenship," and the excellent man
ner in which he handled the subject
gave evidence of the deep thought
and concern of the speaker.
A short business session ended the
meeting, which was considered very
beneficial by those in attendance.
beneficial by those in attendance.
Frank DeKay Jr. arrived in Black
foot Friday evening and has spent
the past few days renewing his mahy
acquaintances here, who are all
mighty glad to see him once more.
Mr. DeKay enlisted soon after the
outbreak of the war and went di
rectly from Boise to a training camp
in the United States. Later he was
sent to France and spent many
months in the service as motortruck
driver. He was wounded in the arm
and leg by a piece of flying schrapnel
but is getting along nicely now.
Business-Building Message
We are here to build up a business that will deserve the
patronage and confidence of the people not only for a day or a year
but thru all the years. Not by a special price on a special lot of
goods while they last, but on merchandise of standard quality at
standard price* kept up to date by foresight and attention to busi
ness In manufacture, purchase and delivery.
There is getting to be a marked line of distinction between
buying to sell again, and buying to serve the interests of the cus
tomers. Buying to sell again is marked by bargain-hunting thru
ail the goods and wares that have been put on the market thru
somebody's misfortune or slight-of-hand performance in manufacture
or thru operating what they call sweat-shops, places where poor
people, mostly women and girls, sweat their lives away cutting out
and sewing together at so much a piece or so much per dozen
and keep soul and body together in order that somebody can put
out better bargains or cheaper articles that haye the look of bar
gains until the new is worn off or the starch is washed out... People
v 0 ?V ah , the sales of thls class of goods have a great deal to say
about buying bankrupt stocks, (Ire sale stocks, etc., and they talk
price diligently to take one's attention away from the lack of
quality. They like to have you "price" their goods. They do not
like to have you examine the fiber and the seams to see what they
are made of and how they are made. Price is the thing. They
bu .? to pr,ce -' They buy to sell. The goods were made to Bell
rather than to give service. '
W6 ,^ ln tel1 you ab out a different way of conducting
business that is called ''merchandising." 8
Seeger-Bundlie Co.
Built From Crushed
Rock of a Coarse
Grain Mostly
European countries have always
been noted for their roads, which
of course were a source' of revenue
to them, inasmuch as they helped
the tourist business. You can mo
tor almost anywhere in France.
There is a system of highways con
necting all the large cities and giv
ing good traffic between the pro
vinces. These roads are built with
crushed rock, mostly coarse, the size
of nut coal, and even during war
times seem never to have gotten
much torn up. They are well rounded
so as to drain, and are usually*
bordered by rows of trees,
roads are attended to by the
vinces as a whole.
Each province, or county, has be
sides an intricate system of road
ways, some good and some not very
good, yet plenty of them, so that if
one is acquainted with them he can
pick a good road in any weather.
These roads are taken care of by a
county service paid for by the county
taxes. During the war they were al
lowed to fall in disrepair, but
sooner had the armistice brought
lief from the great burden than the
road members were out on the job.
Almost anywhere, in western and
southern France
anyway, ' one will
see at intervals alriig the roads, lit
tle neat piles of gray crushel rock,
just the road makers had left
them. If any piece of the road gets
broken or wears out they come
aIo »g and smooth it out with the
This rock comes
ne arest material,
from tlle quarries that are every
where, the whole country being
underlaid with a hard gray lime
stone. On the large highways they
use some fine crushed rock over
tl,e coarse and roll it down with
steam rollers, but on the country
r °ads the traffic hammers it down
wel1 enough.
Mrs. R. A. Parsons left Saturday
morning for Burley, where she will
visit with Mrs. A. F .Rill, who is ill
at her home there. Mr. and Mrs. Rill
will be remembered by many Black
foot people as they lived here last
Mrs. Parson's little daugh
ter Velma will remain here with her
aunt until her mother return?.
Are affected—changed—weak
ened—by every severe sickness.
Are you keeping your lenses •
changed to (save them from
strain that undermines
fnture health?
DR. H. H.
Will be at the Eccles Hotel
Tuesday, and Wednesday,
March 18—19
Let him stop your heddaches
and eye defects, v

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