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Thornton garage at Rexburg spent Saturday in Blackfoot looking for a location for a Willard Service station. Mr. Merrill will cater to the garage trade, and therefor looked especially for a place on Bridge street or Broadway. He will make free tests of Willard batteries, and the cars that use them are sold in garages mostly on Broadway. Mr. Merrill left Saturday evening for Butte, to attend a Willard bat tery men's convention and expects to open up his new shop here abo.it April 21. WRKLEtS p 9 V LM.EPT secret and special and personal for you Is ; "'W WRIGLEY5 o in Its air-tlsfit sealed packase. A eoody that Is worthy of your lasting regard because of its lasting quality. !l r / Tj ! Three flavors to suit all tastes. Be SURE to get WRIGLEYS Sealed Tight Kept Right The Flavor Lasts 24 ! COUNTY AGENT DOES EMPLOYMENT AGENT WORK ployment agency, so many calls have been coming in from farmers for t0 investigate, the labor shortage will be about as The Blackfoot office of the farm bureau has almost become an em help. The calls are listed there, and men looking for work would do well It is apparent that ;sual this year, in spite of returning ar nr' and navy men, and pay is good, . , f - th,s servlce develops much more it w iH be necessary to establish an i employment agent in the office. A FEW GOOD ROADS CONTEST LETTERS Fifty Benefits Derived From Good Roads 1. Good roads increase land val 2. Good roads are a community's best advertisement. 3. Good roada attract home-seek ues. ers. 4. Good roads attract investors. 5. Good roads attract new in dustries. 6. Good roads stimulate manu- : facturiag enterprises. 7. Good roads stimulate the de velopment of natural resources. 8. Good roads save the farmers' teams. 9. Good roads save the farmers' vehicles. 10. Good roads save the time of all who use them. 11. Good roads are less fatiguing to all who use them. 12. Good roads save the tempers of all who pass over them. 13. Good roads save gasoline. 14. Good roads cost less to main tain than make-shift highways. 15. Good roads enable producers to market their wares at the times when prices are highest. 16. Good roads enable consumers to buy when prices are lowest. 17. Good roads enable the farm, ers to haul larger loads. 18. Good roads enable the farm ers to haul longer distances. 19. Good roads enable the pro ducers to reach the best markets. 20. Good roads insure produce reaching market in better condition and commanding top prices. 21. Good roads make it practic able to market more small products. 22. Good roads develope more sales at the farm. 23. Good roads enable farm wo men to take advantage of bargain sales. - i ( 24. Good roads enable merchants to maintain good stocks of fresh country produce. 25. Good roads enable merchants to extend delivery service to outly ing communities and thus to attract business./ 26. Good roads enable mail car riers to cover their routes quicker. 27. Good roads enable the rural free delivery system to be extended. 28. Good roads enable trucks to relieve congestion of the railways. 29. Good roads enable trucks to extend railway service beyond the terminals. 30. Good roads add pleasure to pleasure trips. 31. Good increase amount of pleasure riding. 32. Good roads increase tourist travel. 33. Good roads contribute a suc cessful frame of mind to business trips. roads the a as 34. Good roads are object lessons in efficiency. 35. Good roads arouse pride in the appearance of farm homes. 36. Good roads make the farms more attractive to young people. 37. Good roads make it easier to secure farm help. 38 Good roads make possible more social advantages, clubs, etc. 39. Good roads enable more peo ple to attend church services reg ularly. 40. Good roads make better schools more accessible. 41. Good reads make it practic able to consolidate rural schools. 42. Good roads make township high schools more advisable. 43. Good roads enable doctors and nurses to be obtained quicker in cases of accident and emergency. 44. Good roads mak* the county agent's work more far-reaching. 45. Good roads enable home dem onstrators to reach more homes. 46. Good roads help the county nurses to render greater service. 47. Good roads arouse spirit of community action. 48. Good roads make community achievement possible. 49. Good roads contribute to the success of rural co-operative enter prises. 50. Good roads enable more peo ple to enjoy rural community cen ters. MRS. M. E. SOTH, 6T3 East Bridge St., Blackfoot. The Value of Good Roads Good substantial roads give to a community a value impossible to achieve thru any other means. The measure of usefulness and conven ience which they offer, cover the out lay of their cost in many ways. To the farmer they multiply his opportunities for great achievements in the least waste of time and mini mum of worry. They are acclaimed by the business world as a utility and a necessity in binding together the ties of commercial interest and the fellowship of social communion. Good roads assist consolidation and co-operation in all kinds of busi ness. They knit communities into one industrial unit accompanied by greater efficiency and economy of service in marketing produce. They conserve power, motor or otherwise, and enable stock or exchange pro ducts to be delivered In much better condition either to or :!rom the city. They bring to the freight station the remotest farm, factory, lumber camp, or mine. They make possible the broader expansion of city, suburb, or countryside. They help maintain or enhance the value of land. They add to (he attractiveness and charm of the country and broaden the ex tent of enjoyment for motor and pleasure travel. Goo droads promote an environ ment of thrift and industry; they en large the scale of business and stand out conspicuously as an ele ment of success in any community. The value of good roads is not theoretical. It is actual. It is true. The future of a real live industrial community hinges upon them if every working moment and every working dollar be utilized to the full est extent. a as It the A it. the save i a a in for with M. KINNEY. March 28, 1919. Editor Trego: Good roads are an asset and mean much to each tax-payer In the county Big Special Men's and Women's Shoes Saturday, April 5, to Saturday, April 12 r * Two hundred fifty pair women's brown, gray and field mouse with doth tops, high and low heels. $7.00 to $11.00 grades on sale at $5.85, $6.85 AND $7.85 Two hundred pair men's English, Neolin soles brown or black and black with gray kid tops. Values $6.50 to $9.00 to clean up at $4.85, $5.35 AND $5.85 Men's work shoes $3.85 and $4.35. Several lots boys' shoes $2.85. in Be sure and get in Saturday BEACHY SHOE CO because of the direct and immediate | returns to be realized in reduced This does not necessarily , taxes. mean fewer dollars to pay than now, but a lower tax levy on a higher valuation. Good roads advertise a county far and wide, with the result that new settlers come and buy not only cul tivated farms but unimproved land, with the result that a greater area of improved farm lands are asses sable .thus reducing the amount of taxes to the individual by distribut ing the burden to a greater number. Good roads also increase the value of all land within the county thereby reducing the tax levy proportion ately. Good roads are a direct and im mediate benefit to the farmer; first, in increasing his land values, in making accessible the markets for his products, in putting his products on the market in the best possible condition, with practically no loss from damage in hauling—this means better prices; in reducing the wear and tear on his horses and vehiclees; m a great saving of time in market ing; in thus making savings the farmer will be enabled to secure mo tor trucks for hauling, thus making a further saving of time to himself, reducing wear and tear on his equip ment and releasing his horses and wagons for work on the farm ex clusively and thereby increasing the available man and horse power on his farm- The idea of recreation must also be considered; and the farmer benefits directly and indi rectly when his family and farm laborers are thus considered. Good roads increase the pleasure of driv ing either with horse and buggy or automobile. This item of benefit is shared by the people living in town as well as country, and they also share in the burden of taxes pro portionately. Stop to think of the travelling pos sible with good roads, which would not, and in many instanoes could Few of beautiful canyons and mountain scenes and pleasure spots are available by rail, and only good roads make them accessible to auto mobile or horse and wagon. Think also of the time saved in thus being able to travel from place to place over good roads. With sickness in the family the doctor is able to re spond promptly, where In the past you know some of the roads have been Impassable with auto and very difficult with horse and buggy. not, be possible by rail, nature's Doctors have been almost forced to decline attendance at a sick bed be cause of bad roads. This Is true to a greater or less degree in summer as well as winter. Good roads may serve to save a life in your home Mr. Farmer. Again, an important busi ness engagement may call you to a neighboring town. If you go by rati It means a day or longer. Good roads and an auto enable you to fill the engagement with the least pos sible loss of time. Yours for good roads, R. H. CLAYTON. A Few Reasons Why Farmers Should Have Good Roads Wilson, Idaho, March 25,-1919 All people should be entitled to professional skill if they pay for it. If a man, woman or child Is at the point of death and a doctor could save their life It wouldn't help much i fthe doctor was fast in a mud hole, a couple of miles away. In the past month this seeing doctors stuck In a mud hole has been quite common in our locality. Then good roads make It possible for a farmer to haul larger loads with less horse power and make more trips to say nothing of wear on team, harness and wagon and the many unpleasant scenes and say ings that attend traffic over bad roads. We are living in a time when the school waogn is a factor. As a member of our local school board I find that drivers would work for less money and give better service if the roads were good besides the children suffer considerable where the wagon must drag along at the rate of one to three miles per hour. I estimate that from 5 to 75 per ONB MAIM OPERATES BOTH TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ... TIM .4 *9. U 22 "V. ► * " 6 i. UNIVERSAL TRACTOR ▼ ^£t Th<* Fajrm He*In Phobic' rn With two 14-inch bottoms, under average plowing conditions, the new Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, plows 9 acres in 10 hours, as much as ordinary 3-plow machine. The su perior efficiency of the Moline Uni versal is due to its higher speed, 3 l /i miles an hour, two bottoms at 3J4 miles giving the same number of plow-miles as three bottoms at 2'/i miles. Plowing at y/ 3 miles an hour gives ideal results, the ground being pul verized more thoroughly than at slower speeds, with less air space. Tough sod that cannot be turned at all at 2 Vi miles an hour is plowed with ease. Perfect work is assured with the Moline Universal through the advan tageous position oLtlie operator, who sits on the implement, where he must sit in order to do good work. The Moline Universal is easily handled, turns short, and backs as readily as it goes forward. Waste of time in tha field is elimi nated and the tractor kept at produc tive work a maximum number of hours a day through a complete elec tric starting an ! lighting system. The M line U'v'vcr"! is the only tractor thus regularly er tipped. OMn lyi/M -j or-rnATBS nc-TH tractor. implement For information write or Phone STERLING HARDWARE & IMPLEMENT CO. Sole Agents for Bingham and Butte Countlee STERLING, IDAHO cent of the farmers use cars and for one I find that the strain on a car over bad roads runs into considerable expense and then there is the un pleasant riding. In summer the farmers all look like theshermen when they get to town and in winter the mud will not allow cars to travel and I have no ticed many a farmer this spring with the egg basket on their knees to keep them from being all broken. The farmer's wife and family could find a great deal of pleasure In The secret of the speed and power of the Moline Universal lies in its perfected overhead-valve engine and two-wlieel construction. The engine develops 18 horsepower at the Belt, and 9 at the drawbar, every ounce of which is available for pull. There are no dead wheels to drag along that only carry weight and steer. For plowing in extremely soft ground, the Moline Universal is equipped with a differential lock that enables the two drive wheels to be locked together, doubling their pull ing power. When plowing the land wheel is raised so that the tractor is level The wheel is very easily and quickly raised or lowered. The light weight of the Moline Universal, 3380 pounds, and its high clearance, 2VA inches, make it adapt ed (or all other field work, besides plowing. With it one man can plant 40 acres a day, cultivate 20 acres a day, harvest 25 ac es a day, or do any other work with equal speed. It is the ideal tractor for any sized farm, practically eliminating horses and solving the farm help problem. Co'I aod lot t tv si tow your this re markable machine.