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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN WILL GIVE A PRIZE TO EACH PRECINCT THAT VOTES 100 PER CENT "BONDS YES"
ifiialjn Stetmbltran i Official Paper of City and County Vo!. XVrNo. 38a BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, TUESDAY APRIL 8, 1919 $3 a Year CONSCIENTIOUS JECTOR" AT PINGREE « Prominent Man Talking Forcibly Against the Road Bonds GIVE HIS RECORD The Pingree neighborhood is in the throes of a rebellion, trying to decide whether they are going to be short-changed or not if the bond election carries. There has been at least one "consciehtlouB objector" talking against the road bonds for some time, and Pingree seems to be making a record for itself by falling in line and passing his arguments along as if they believed they were good stuff. The original objector we refer to is 0. B. Reddick and con siderable surprise is being expressed in the rest of tto county, over the fact that the Pingree neighborhood should be willing to act upon the ad vice of a man with such a record for successes as Mr. Reddjck. An expression oft-repeated is that if Pingree can't find any better ad viser than Reddick, they should be given full swing to test out his ad vice. The Record of Mr. Reddick People who know Mr. Reddick, know that he lived in that commun ity a good many years and has ac complished about as little as the least of them. When he came here from Kansas he left a large amount of unpaid debts, and for a good many years after making his appearance at Pingree he pursued a course that involved him in abundance of debts which his creditors were unable to realize on. When he owed a large number of people in the community and in other communities from Arco to Pocatello aqd from American Falls toi Idaho Falls he took the bankrupt law and asked the court to release him from the payment of any of these debts, amounting in the total, to almost as much as a year's interest on the proposed road bonds. He asked for this release because be had little or no assets and he wanted a chance to take a fresh start with a clean slate. There was nothing to be gained by refusing it, the creditors were unable to get any thing from him to apply on his in debtedness, so the court granted the discharge in bankruptcy for hun dreds or thousands of dollars in the various communities in this state and in Kansas. Reddick acknowl edged that he had contracted the long list of debts and that he had not paid them. Poisoning the Public Mind We had not intended to give any publicity to these disagreeable facts, but his activity in poisoning the pub lic mind by predictions and insinua tions as. to iaprbper conduct to be , .expected of county officials In ex pending the bond money makes It a matter of public concern for people to know from what character of cit izen such talk comes. Defeating Public Enterprise A large number of people take the view that certain changes In ad ministration of road work should be made to meet a great rising emerg ency, and the activities of Mr. Red dick In the Pingree country were fol lowed by a united threat on the part of the community to hold up road construction. It was Mr. Reddick's privilege to agitate against the issue of bonds If he so desired, but the point wo make 1 b that the people should consider the source of such opposition, and consider what Mr. Reddick' has accomplished in his own affairs, and how he did it. It would be timely to ask themselves whether they would like to have the county business conducted as Mr. ^ Reddick has conducted his private business. Would they like to be the bond-holders and have to look to Mr. Reddick and his kind for the payment of the bonds when due? , Reddick Invited CMtldsm H So long as Mr. Reddick confined ■i his activities to word of mouth, we | did not give him any publicity thru m the press, but now that he has taken Continued on page four Orpheum Theater Wednesday-Thursday, April 9-10 The dare-devil of the screen TOM MIX 1 in MR. LOGAN, U. S. A. A thrilling story of the secret service and the mining country of the west. Thursday matinee 2.30 ( OB-1™* c l ub que ~^ y Business Men and Others Interested In the Welfare of Firth Met Together . A PLEASANT EVENING SPENT [ Firth had a real event Wednesday evening In the nature of a banquet for the Firth Commercial club and its interested friends, including vis itors trdm Idaho Falls. The banquet was held in the dance hall and covers were laid for fifty. The ladies' aid society of Firth had charge of the provisioning and they are extended the thanks of the club for the admirable way in which their work was done. Barrer's orchestra played selec tions thruout the evening and added much to the pleasure of the banquet. The principal speaker of the even ing was Professor Lewis of the Idaho Technical school of Pocatello, the course of his remarks, he em phasized the need of closer co-opera tion between the business men and the farmers, and that each should be able to view his particular line of Vork from the standpoint of the other. Mr. Lewis also spoke of tHe needs of better roads and better pub lic schools as the geat object to be sought. things and civic matters generally should be fostered by commercial clubs. Relative to the school system, Mr. Lewis had the modern and more broad-minded view. He said that. Latin and Greek were impractical ■ for the ordinary man and should be j less taught than subjects of which | a boy or girl might make some prac *■ use leaving school. ! The committee in charge is to be congratulated upon its success with the banquet arrangements. In He believed that these j , .. ,.. ATTEND VICTORl LOAN CONVENTION AT BOItsE i + H. D. MacCosham and Frank Berryman attended a meeting in j Boise Saturday of.the district chair-' men who will handle the Victory j loan drive commencing April 21. The state quota has not been fixed and only preliminary work can be done and that is about completed in this i Mr. MacCosham said Monday that the loan will be for a short period and presumably at a high rate. He ; said also that Idaho had made the j unique record in loan drives of hav in'g a much smaller ratio of expense! ! county. ' than any other state. The last drive cost Idaho $3200 to put across and states of like quota, Utah and Ore gon spent $17,000 and $21,000 re spectively. - Another thing, in Idaho every county has every time gone over the top, and that also is a unique ac complishment. Mr. MacCosham as cribes this success to the quiet busi ness-like system that has been fol lowed in this state, instead of pro miscuous soliciting. •K News of Court House; Cupid is Foiled Again In the probate court a preliminary hearing was set for Monday for C. C. Fredericks, accused of obtaining money under the false pretense of having stock as a guaranty. Marriage Licenses E. I. Kofeld and Miss E. C. Estes both of Idaho Falls. Sydney F. Carter and Miss Alberta Foster of Idaho Falls. Some Disappointment Nobody could help but feel for the bright-faced happy couple from Po catello who appeared at the county clerk's office Saturday with six wit nesses .all expectancy, and asked for a marriage license. All was fine until the bride-to-be blushingly con fessed that she Vould not possibly be eighteen years 0 ? age until the eighteenth of April. Proceedings came to a breathless stop. No, there was no way but to fetch mother and she In Pocatello. Judge Good wheeled In and his heart was touched and he suggested they jump into the car and go after mother. The groom, impatient of delay, asked the deputy to call mother by telephone, but that couldn't pass, he was Informed. 80 the party went sadly back to their car and moved away. There Indeed, was a proper chance for one of those nice little white-fibs. What is two weeks to eternal truth? . FARM BUREAU PLAN NING ACTIVE SEASON t Several New Depart ments Established at Recent Meeting The department of boys' and girls' club work is to be supervised by a leader whose name is L. E. Tillotson, W h 0 comes from Glendive, Mont., the fifteenth of April. Every community shou id have -a meeting and decide what line of work it will have its i )oy3 an( j gi r i s take up and ihe club leader win carry out their wishes in MEET APRIL 15 The bureau will undertake to ar range for the sales of fat stock/for the farmers having less than car load lots. The plan of H. C. Taylor, leader of that department ,is to make a shipment of choice fat animals In June. Persons having any number of animals for shipment at that time should confer with H. C. Taylor, Blackfoot, route 2, phone 257J2. They Intend to classify the stock so that top notchers will go as top notchers and anything inferior shall not go into the same shipment or same car load to hurt the sale of the finer animals. When the second rate stuff is shipped it will be shipped as such. The intention is to establish a reputation for reliability for the bureau. Boy's and Girls' Club' Work that respect. The work heretofore (handled by the county superinten dent of schools will now be handled thru the club leader who is an ex pert agriculturalist and stockman. The work of destroying pests by the use of poison is well under way. The most effective time to administer the poison is just when spring opens, when there is little or no feed and the animals are hungry and devour anything they can find that is eat able. Later in the spring and sum mer when there is plenty of food and when they have multiplied it is con sidered an almost helpless case to try to poison them. The farm bureau makes its purchase of poison based on the ( estimate furnished by the farmers in advance. The county fur nishes one half the money to buy the poison, tne price this year being I-.70 per ounce, plus the express. County agent, Monroe, says there will be some refund to each pur chaser later in the season. He got the poison at just a little better price than was estimated and after paying express, insurance, interest on money that he borrowed to make connections and get the cash price and what ever other expense there Is connected with handling It, there will be a refund of about 5 or 6 cents per ounce to each purchaser. The hooka are carefully kept and when the accounts are- closed the refund will be taken care of. The new executive board renewed the order of last year that none but members of the farm bureau shall be entitled to purchase poison thru the bureau at these rates. Notices will soon be sent out to all mem bers urging them to send in their estimates in the fall for 1920 so that purchase can be made early In the winter and the poison distributed in plenty of time and the farmers enabled to make use of it'when win ter breaks. Those who' go to the farm bureau to purchase poison in the spring and summer make a great deal, of extra work for the bureau and it cannot be purchased at so good a price nor at so low a rate of expense for handling it, so that very little provision will be made here after for the man who comes in late. County Agent *Monroe asks that all persons receiving a notice for the next estimate for poison act promptly. Pest Control Home Economics Department The department of home econom ics and girls' clubs will be established if the women and girls of the county are sufficiently interested. Cards will be mailed out to them asking if they wish to work in such a de partment and they are requested to fill out these cards promptly saying "yea" or "no" and return to Mrs. Snyder, whose full address will ap pear on the cards. Labor Agent The great success of the labor agent for 1918 prompts the new board to make arrangements for a labor agent for this year and appli cants are being considered. They authorized the county agent to em ploy a man at $125.00 per month. The scale of farm wages will be the same this year is in 1918. Farmers are advised to follow closely the scale as announced and to remember that/ any deviation from this scale makes trouble for all concerned and inembers who do not stick to the scale will be promptly dropped from the service. A Home of Its Own The bureau Is confronted with « raise in the price of its office rent from $30 to $50 per month and it was suggested that the farm bureau should buy some ground and erect building of Its .own, large enough BAD ROADS DIS GUSTED TRAVELERS Farm Bureau Men From Utah Got Too. Much Dust BOARD DECLARES Last summer some of our farmers in the west end of the county re ceived a rude shock on account of the condition of the roads. A farm bureau excursion from Utah was passing thru eastern Idaho and some of the pure seed men in the Spring field country were ambitious to have the excursionists to see their com munity and their seed farms. Accordingly they were taken down that way. It was a long dusty trip over a read that was a little rough, but the dust bath was almost con tinuous. They did not get to see much of the country as they traveled along. They were too busy with the dust. A man riding in a cloud of dust kicked up by the cars ahead does not feel, very kindly to the country he Is passing thru, nor get to see how good the country is. •They arrived in the Springfield country quite annoyed, the seed farms did not make a Jut with them and when they got back to Blackfoot they were entirely disgusted. Tljey did not express any kindly feeling for the men who took them down; for the country they rode thru not for the farms at the head of their journey. They were simply filled with disgust and had not a good word for anything they had seen. That is a sample of the advertis ing this county has been receiving from hundreds of tourists that have come thru our country in the past seasons. If there had been a gravel road-way connecting Blackfoot with Springfield as Is contemplated in the bonding proposition those people cquld have glided thru to Springfield in the clear air of. a beautiful sum mer day. The trip would have been a joy and the whole country would llpve looked good to them. They would have been boosting for Bing ham couiity ever since. The commissioners have repeat edly declared their intentions of building a gravel crowned road thru to Aberdeen and the people of that country have been declaring that if the bond money were to be expended in that manner they were ready to vote for the bonds. The commis sioners have declared that they will not spend any of the bond money on the Yellowstone highway. The peo ple say that suits them. The com missioners have declared their inten tions of making substantial improve ments of a permanent nature, con necting the farming sections with the loading stations and beet growers and people say that suits them. The commissioners have declared their intentions of protecting the public funds from the inroads of the high priced engineers who might absorb considerable of the bond money and leave us nothing to show for It but plans. People are declaring that that suits them. The state has passed a law that compells us to pay a two mill tax into the state highway fund and the only way we can get any of It back is to institute good road construc tion ourselves. The county clerk and the commissioners Inform peo ple that they have this two mill tax to pay anyway and If we do not vote the bonds we shall not get any of It back again. If we should vote against the bonds that makes It cer tain that we shall pay the two mill road tax and have it all taken away from- us and used In other counties of the state. When the law was enacted it was assumed that we would vote the bonds and get our share back by co operation. + SHEEP MAN WINS IN GRASS EATING CASE « F. M. Quinn brought suit in the justice court Friday against Parley Price to recover $250 damages for pasture feed alleged to have been consumed by sheep bands belonging to the latter. Quinn claimed to have identified the sheep and outfit near the dry farm in question, and witnesses for Mr. Price claimed that the bands were at other placee on the date men tioned. The Jury found for the de fendant. Mr. Quinn alleged that-the sheep had eaten the grass within the two mile limit and on his dry farm Itself. Mr. Price showed that other bands of sheep had been in the neighbor hood during the month. Judge Good represented the defendant and Mr. Beakley the plaintiff. Witnesses for Mr. for its office and a hall for its meet ings in. Action may not be taken this Beason, but It is observed' that the farmers and members can easily handle It with a small assessment or by the sale of stock or popular sub scriptions to the fund. , The board will meet again at 10.30 o'clock on April 15, to consider the 1919 budget and one or two other matters. » Republican. Nominated to Serve on C.ty T.cket N. J. Thorstenberg Candidate for Mayor. Resolve to Make a Better Town COPY OF RESOLUTIONS At the meeting of Republicans on Friday evening, N, j! Thorstenberg and George Jorgensen received a tie vote of twenty-two each on the flm ballot for mayoralty, and on a second ballot it stood twenty-six to twenty one in favor of Thorstenberg. L- J- Chapman and Willis Thomas were balloted on for city clerk and Chapman won. The office of city treasurer Is now appointive under the new law. Councilmen were nominated as follows: Ward I—Cecil Clarke and 0. Buchanan. Ward 2—W. H. Snyder and J. J. Quillin. Ward 3—Lon Cone and H. B. Kinney. Ward 4—Ernest L. Anderson and L. R. Clegg. Resolutions were adopted as fol lows: We, the Republicans, of the city of Blackfoot, In convention assem bled, believe that it Is as necessary to the well being of our city to have a party organization responsible for the administration of its affairs as it is to have such responsible organ izations In the state or the nation, and it is in this spirit and not in the spirit of partisan politics that we promulgate our platform and present our ticket. r We pledge our candidates If elected to the Improvement and ex tension of our streets and side walks, the improvement and beauti fying of our public buildings and parks. Likewise the extension of the pavement district in the busi ness portion of the city, and the creation of new districts in the resi dence portions thereof wherever practicable. II. We also pledge ourselves and bur candidates to prepare to take care of our present burden of indebted ness, by working out some plan whereby the same can be paid as speedily as possible with as little ad ditional burden to the tax payers as may be. III. We pledge ourselves and our candidates to co-operate with the county commiBsioqers of Bingham county In the improvement of high ways, and to keep the streets of the city up to the same standard. IV. We pledge ourselves and our can didates to the ablest and most ef ficient police force possible, and to the strict enforcement of the city ordinances, and full co-operation with the county officers in the en forcement of the lgw. * Many Complaints Against Railroads The railroad company have made some of the folks hapAr by remov ing the very old water tank from Its berth at the crossing by Judicial street. The ground has been leveled off and no tramps tfliid a hiding place there now. On the same site, some steel rails have been lodged, and a few tons of fish-plates. Mr. Gagon says the fishing season IS over and It Is a mistake to be fool ing around with fish-plates now. Besides, he says, a few tons Is more than anybody's limit, unless they are fishing on behalf of the whole division. Anybody that is Interested in fish plates can go down and'look. These these are about two feet long. It Would be Funny It would indeed be funny if the road bonds should not carry, in view of the many strong letters we received in the contest for the cash prize we offered for the best com ments on Trego's good roads edition We have talked with so many people from all over the county, and have heard such universal sentiment in favor of the bonds and roads, it seems odd when the occasional objector comes along with peculiar reasons that dissolve into mist when analyzed. \ The older people who are opposed to the bonds can afford to let the younger generation have their way and vote the bonds, get the roads and pay off the bonds, since the older ones whose race will be run before the bonds are due, will not be paying the taxes ithen. The old folks will receive the benefit of the good roads and the younger element and the middle-aged people will pay the bills and that is what they want. Why worry. VOTE THE BONDS Seeger-Bundlie Company Everybody's Store Broadway It n Blackfoot m THIEVES BR £ AK Many People Aroused by the Amateurish Attempts SCARED BY LIGHTS Thursday night was notable for several attempts to capture autb mobiles and if the efforts of the would-be thieves were always as futile it would be a poor business. They were frightened away Just as they had almost made a getaway with Vic... Barrer's Chandler, when O. Buchanan heard them, for the car was in his garage fcnd got up armed to the teeth. Somebody turned a light on in Mr. Barrer's house, and Mr. Buchanan found only the car out In the street: It had been roughly handled and wires were run around the switch to 'make spark connec tions. This was three o'clock in the morning. About midnight Of the same even ing Mrs. L. B. Dustin said to Mr. Dustin, "I thought I heard some thing in the yard. Somebody sneezed twice." But Mr. Dustin was enjoy ing a good book and thought nobbing of it. The next morning he found his garage disarrayed and a cigarette butt on the floor and he never smokes cigarettes. His car, however, was in a down-town garage all the time. Frank Berryman found that some body had broken into his garage, where there were two cars, but evi dently the night-men couldn't make them start. Sam Lloyd's garage had been entered also, but the car was so well locked it couldn't be started. A car belonging to James Heatley was found to have been tampered with. Up to Saturday morning the police had not been Informed of these attempts, so nothing much was done. * INSURE YOUR AUTOMOBILES Automobiles can be Insured against fire or theft by conferring with J. H. Early. Tomorrow might be too late to save your maohlne. Ring 97 and secure protection from the present adv. moment. RALPH CHUBBUCK .DIED AT MAYO BROTHERS HOSPITAL Ralph, the twelve year old of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Chubbuck of Blackfoot died at Mayo Brothers' hospital In Rochester, Minn. Satur day evenfitg, April 5 at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Chubbuck took the little lad there for treatment nine weeks ago* and was with him all the time. He had received but three treatments before death occurred. Mrs. Chubbuck started home im mediately with the body an 0 will be met at Omaha by Mr. ChubbiHck, who left Monday morning. They expect reach home Wednesday evening and funeral services will be an nounced later^ * Besides his parents the little boy survived by an older brother Walter and a younger brother James, three sisters, Marian, Alice and Helen. son 4 . A GOOD FAMILY LEAVING Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Whitcomb planned to leave Monday night for Colfax, Wash, to make their home. Mr. Whitcomb goes there to accept position in a flouring mill. They have lived at Blackfoot some twelve or fourteen years and many good friends will miss them-