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The Idaho Republican. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1904-1932, April 04, 1919, Image 2

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O. R. Merrill, recently with the
E. H. 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
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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.
Fifty Benefits Derived From Good
1. Good roads increase land val
2. Good roads are a community's
best advertisement.
3. Good roada attract home-seek
4. Good roads attract investors.
5. Good roads attract new in
6. Good roads stimulate manu- :
facturiag enterprises.
7. Good roads stimulate the de
velopment of natural resources.
8. Good roads save the farmers'
9. Good roads save the farmers'
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. -
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
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
30. Good roads add pleasure to
pleasure trips.
31. Good
amount of pleasure riding.
32. Good roads increase tourist
33. Good roads contribute a suc
cessful frame of mind to business
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
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
50. Good roads enable more peo
ple to enjoy rural community cen
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.
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
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.
Be sure and get in Saturday
because of the direct and immediate |
returns to be realized in reduced
This does not necessarily
mean fewer dollars to pay than now,
but a lower tax levy on a higher
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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average plowing conditions, the new
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plows 9 acres in 10 hours, as much
as ordinary 3-plow machine. The su
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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
Plowing at y/ 3 miles an hour gives
ideal results, the ground being pul
verized more thoroughly than at
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Tough sod that cannot be turned at
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Perfect work is assured with the
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Waste of time in tha field is elimi
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tric starting an ! lighting system. The
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OMn lyi/M -j or-rnATBS nc-TH tractor.
For information write or Phone
Sole Agents for Bingham and Butte Countlee
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.
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