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From Wood river, Blaine county !SSAGE FROM BLACKFOOT MAN R T. Drollinger Talks at Some Length on the Water Question San Luis Obispo, Cal. Mar, 22, 1919 PLANS SUGGESTED Mr. Byrd Trego, Editor, Idaho Republican, Blackfoot, dialio. Dear sir: As you were so kind as to publish my communcation which I wrote re cently, that I am going to try you on another one, and do you know that 1 am foolish enough to think that it did some good in helping to locate the new federal building, so much so that I am going to try an other stunt, and if it does not bring fruit, well and good, but I will have the satisfaction in knowing that I have not been .backw'ard in trying to boost our town, I do not mean by this that I have any hot air schemes to hand out, but genuine business. When 1 saw the item that you had written in the Republican, I did not wait to finish reading the paper but grabbed the typewriter and com mence dto register my kick, and I am glad that I di dso. My wife said to me, "Don't lie foolish," but that did not stoj) me, and the article that I wrote was done in a hurry. I do not and never did believe in booms, and think that a town which has a steady substantial growth, Is so much better and there is no col lapse to follow, we have some good chances for investment in Blackfoot, which would be a credit to our town, help to bring people to the place and make us feel so much better, that we are glad when we are able to refer to them. One thing made me sorry was when the people turned that pur FREE During April Only Springer ironing board with every GENERAL ELECTRIC IRON Regular price of hoard $2.50 Regular price of Iron $6.50 Both for $6.50 cash Idaho Power Co. Bring Your Old Tires to the Double Tread Tire Works, W. T. Wil kins, West Pacific opposite Isis theater. We can half sole your old tires and guarantee 2000 miles. Our Charge 30x3 tire ..'...1... 32x3 1-2 tire . 34x4 tire. $4.25 $4.25 $6.00 | chase of the water works down, and I made the remark, that it would not be two years.before some of them would be goiftg around holding up their coat tails, and now almost be fore two months have passed it came j true, and how foplish some people j can lie, and how little they feel when they think the matter over, and see how they missed the mark. Mr. Johnson was so patient about f! e matter, and even handed them the water plant on a silver platter, wanted to give it to them, yes 1 say give it to us. and this is no lie, for I want to tell you, that the people of Blackfoot could have owned the plant and never had 4o invest one | cent, the revenue of the plant would | have paid for it in ten years, and not 1 only that, the revenue of the plant could have been increased hand somely long before it was paid for, h. Oh, do you hear that groan, . !r are some people so near sighted. Now 1 am in favor of buying the ! Plant on the higher figure, and then I we wil1 be money way ahead, for if vve do ncd > the good Lord, only knows t0 what extent we will be held up, and that before many months have gone by, and some of the very peo : l )le who voted against the proposi tion - wh o talked against it, slung all |he mud , the >; could la >' hands to, will : ''ft first in line advocating the pur ! chase at a figure from two to five j hundred thousand, and some of theije ver Y guys call themselves financiers, ! Say do y ou know what a financier ! Wlell he Is not the one that ■ knocks, he is the man who boosts, read - v t0 hel P with his money and can see good things without having be struck by lightning to cause him to act. If we purchase at the present price of the additional $25,000 or >35,000 it will be cheap at that and we will never be sorry that we did so. In talking with one of the city dad3 here, he informs me that this place owns its own plant, and that it had paid for itself many times over, why not the same with Black foot. Now don't be foolish, and place ourselves at the mercy of some one to hold us up for a lot of money, but buy and do it quick. Now something else that I have learned (and do you know it Is a good thing for us to get away from home, so that we can see and learn)' we need a gas plant, the time is ripe, and has been for some time, I have seen it, and it does not take a wise man at that, that (here is a splendid opening right in Blackfoot and the first thing we know some of these fine mornings, if the Blackfoot peo ple do not act, we will wake up and the other man on the outside will have a franchise, and there will be another howl by some guy who was too short sighted to see it, or the moss is so thick that the sun cannot warm his soul. Fair, warning. Again, Blackfoot needs from ten to twenty new homes for rent, just four room cottages, modern, built in fixtures, buffet kitchen and etc. will rent before they are completed, and will bring people to our town who will eventually cast their lot with us and be a benefit to the town in many ways. We need a new up-to-date apart ment house with from sixteen to twenty apartments, not one stuck above some business house, but one built two stories and away from the 4 4 4 4 4H 4 4 4 4 % LAV ASIDE Wardell Clinger and wife of Firth attended the reception at the church Tuesday evening. Those afflicted with mumps are improving rapidly. Emanuel Burkman expects to drill a well soon. This is the fourth well to be drilled within the last month near here. Everyone seems to have a terrible cold nowdays. We know of at least eight, who have complained. Willie Wright is not working at Emanuel Burkman's any more. Carl Trolin, Mrs. Trolln and Harry Farnham spent Monday evening with the Dial family. Mrs. W. Hammon has been sick tor the last few days. „ , „ . , _ , .. Earl Fraker of Firth is working on the Peoples ditch. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Sundquist aqcl baby were guests to a dinner given by Miss Belgum of McDonaldville. School was dismissed Friday after noon for the war exhibit. Examinations were taken the ninth and tenth. Part of the seventh and eight grades wrote on them. Give Reception for Soldiers and Sailors Another one of those good times, which Lavaside has took place Tues day evening at the church. It was a reception for the returned soldiers and sailors from this community. The church building was beautifully decorated with flags and flowers. The soldiers' seats were Intertwined with red, white and blue stripes. . The program began by singing America. After several more num bers of songs the audience listened attentively to two addreses by sol diers. Joel Burkman told interest ingly of his experiences from train ing camp to battle field, and from lit * m rim : ft ' i i f '' •i |:| l : 1 i: *: T m w m 'f Ml ?!: 3*?- ''j \ R lx~. II m \v.j * J N* t : l r [• in-. i ■ >3?; I 1 f.'K. : 5 Jgi \V . - i . ■\, ! f A f. , V; :}i Black Bass From Lake Lowell, South of Caldwell and Nampa. battle field to hospital. Anderson then told something of the social life of Fort Rosecrans. After these addresses some over 100 people partook of the good re freshments; cake, sandwiches, coffee and ice cream, and a general good time was had. This was only an other instance of tht appreciation the folks here have of the sacrifice and work of the men who were willing to face the foe. The soldiers and sailors, who were guests of honor were Arthur Ander son, Joel, Albert and Walter Burk man, Henry Hjelm, Albin Nelson, Jack Sjoberg, EmiL Ernest and Vic tor Sundquist. deeply with the parents whose boys gave the supreme sacrifice. These boys were Paul Cederberg and Emil Ekedal. Arthur We sympathise business center, so that people can have some privacy. These things pay in other places and pay hand somely, why not Blackfoot? Some one might ask the question what I have dorie for Blackfoot. I can say this, I boost, I don't knock, I am a tax payer, I built a home with you, and commenced planning for it before I was a resi dent of your town one year. I have a nice home and it is all paid for and that is more than a lot of peo ple can say who have lived there longer than I have, and I have done It all on a monthly salary. Guess that will hold you for a while. I have horse sense at least and I use it, and that is more than some peo ple used when they voted against the owning the water plant, and who are continually knocking everything that goes to help build and beautify our town. I have many more thoughts that I would like to give you, but you may tire of my taking so much space, and If I have said anything that I am sorry for I am glad of it. Very truly, R. T. DROLLINGER. if 1 4 1 ♦ 1 -4 (♦44H4 I SPRINGFIELD i i i4 1 -4- l -4- 1 4- l -4 I 4- l - l -4- : 4- 1 4 '41 4 1 Mrs. W. C. Wells, died Wednes day morning, April 9, of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. A baby daughter, born Monday morn ing, lived but a few hours. The loss of this young mother was a severe blow to her family and the com munity. Mrs. Wells was formerly Miss Myrtle Thurston. She leaves daughter, four years old and a son two years old, besides her father and several brouters and sisterB. The funeral cervices for Mrs. Wells and the infant daughter were held at the Springfield cemetery Thursday afternoon. Hosea Berg and Thomas Blackburn officiated. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful. News from Utah tells of the birth of a 80n t0 Mr. and Mrs. George Duf i fin. Mrs. Duffin is with her parents, and the friends and relatives here are waiting anxiously for the grand folks to bring the young man home. Mrs. E. Poulson has been quite seriously ill with pneumonia, but is improved very much. A trained nurse was called to the Flemister home on the Carmen ranch last week, in fear that Mrs. Flemister was coming down with the flu, but it proved not the dreaded disease, and the nurse was dismissed. Miss Hazel Nelson assisted at the W. C. Wells home during the recent illness there, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis and family visited with the G. H. Isaacs family in Pocatello Sunday. Springfield voted 100 per cent for good roads and we surely need them. Here's hoping the work begins soon in our district. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thurston re turned to Ogden Thursday, after at tending the funeral of Mrs. W. E. Wells, Mrs. Thurston's eldest daugh ter. The blow was particularly sad for them, because only a year ago a younger daughter died of heart failure. W. E. Wells is convalescing from a severe attack of Influenza at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Wells. Mrs. Don Shelman has taken Laveda Wells, the small daughter of W. E. Wells, to be at her home for a few days. Mr. Shinn is employed for the present at the Shelman garage. Word has come to H. W. Chanlder that Bob Chandler is in one of the army camps in the U. S. waiting to be mustered out. Dewey Blackburn Is also expected home soon. Miss Oral Blackburn Is slowly re covering from a tedious attack of the flu. H. N. Wells and family left Tues day for their home in St. Anthony. They had been delayed by sickness In the family. Ray Wells has rehted the W. E. Wells ranch for two years. Mrs. Wells resigned as mail carrier for the rural route from Sterling. A boar went mad at the H. K. Wiley ranch, and It is feared that it infected several pigs with its bite. They are being closely watched. News from Boise states that Mrs. H. K. Wiley is recovering nicely from a painful operation, having her tonsils removed. ■ i Ask Your Dealer E fienunpojm 1 11 firearms ^Ammunition | J Write for Catalogue THE REMINGTON ARMS U.M.C. CO. INC. WOOlWOftTM " " " aka I nr FRANCE Drowned in the mud of Sunny France— Why, home is not a circumstance As far as mud and rainstorms go. With here and there a flake of snow. It rains in torrents, rains in gobs, And almost drowns us poor wet slobs; It pours all morning, night and noon— A shining day would be a boon. They're wringing wet—shoes, sox and shirt— It's a damn good thing we don't wear skirts, For with all the mud that we wade thru We'd surely catch our death of "flu." We're soaked thru slickers, coats and pants— Drowned in the mud of Sunny France. i A loss a son and Back in the days before the war— In eighteen eight-three or four— An old man here was heard to say They once had one whole shining day. It shone when Jacques arose morn, Waa shining yet (tho a bit forlorn) When Jeanne prepared the noonday meal For Pierre and Henri and Lucile; It shone till vespers—then went down Upon a much-astonished town Whose populace acclaimed the day As if a saint had passed that way. And, since, the fathers tell their young When comments at the rain are flung That "'tis not always rainy here"— And then recall the happy year Immortalized by lore and song— When the sun stayed shining all day long. is the but the for re at E. a if, when the roll is called for me I don't reply—don't blame the sea, The boche, the "flu" or old age or such— * We've something here that beats the Dutch; And if I fail to stand retreat; Or don't show up when it's time to eat— Or just ain't there—you'll know, perchance. I'm drowned in the mud of Sunny France. —Doughboy. Sixty-third Artillery (C. A. C.), St. Morillon (Gironde), France. v APRIL CROP REPORT - ; — Idaho's winter wheat crop has survived the winter in better condi tion than it has for the past five years according to the report of , j ! us J*" dac °b aon . de * d agent for Idaho for the federal bureau of crop estimates, the condition is 98 per cent normal compared with 97 per cent last year and the ten year aver age of 96 per cent. The past winter has been exceptionally favorable in all sections of the state. From; Washington county north to Idaho county, Latah county and beyond, they have had abundance of moisture and the soil is well soaked. Over in Camas, Bannock and Bear Lake counties the wheat was still covered with snow th e first of the month, but* prospects were good. There is a decreased winter wheat acreage in the upper Snake river counties, all in good condition, however. For the United States the abnor mally high condition of 99.8 per cent is reported, making possible a yield of 837,000,000 bushels if no unfavorable conditions develop be tween now and harvest time. The condition of rye in this state April 1 is 96 per cent normal com pared with 97 per cent last year. While the crop Is not considered im portant in this state, still the acre Wanted: Clean cotton rags at the Republican office. tf. age has greatly increased. Since early last fail there has been a lively demand for rye seed. Reports of correspondents indicate that the farm labor supply is 88 per cent of normal compared with 70 per cent a year ago. The demand ir farm labor is 100 per cent normal compared with 95 per cent a year ago. Altho wages are high, nearly all sections report difficulty in se curing help. ■T I y \\ V V ■ i . , At M * 'kYA* V'* ■' ' : > 4 / * , » N 7 t yi j"*','*- ■' /. f ■ ,. ■ S'd / j •fr U 7 \ > * > f r \ ! S * 3 r ": ■ 1 wa mi 11*«: " - ■•j ■i5r"\y L S 3 ■ > > < Four Pound Black Bass Caught Within Hearing of the Whistles Boise. of Overall Economy Every mother of a growing boy it anxious to have her son manly and healthy. Put him in overalls and let him live out doors. Two-Horse Brand p_9 A_11. & (Guam Iadi<t Dyed) the right kind, cannot pos sibly be ripped and when soiled have only to be washed to look like new. Cost no more than ordinary overalls. Re* member this m. are at' guarantee — A new pair FREE if they rip awarded grand prize at P. P. I. E. Look I for this Ubel**" Made by Levi Strauss & Co.. San Francisco i fr I 4 d 4 H 4 * » I 44- 1 4- I4 - I4 ' I 4' I4 - t 4 i UPPER PRESTO ! ! ♦ W 4 W 4 ^ 4 44»H 44 4 4 4 4> 4 4 Mrs. James Taylor of Kimball was called to the bedside of her brother Albert Davis, at their parent's home last week. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones of More land are at the home of Albert Davis during his illness. He is a brother of jirs. Jones. Mr. Daniels of Idaho Falls is do ing kalsomining and painting at the R. P. Hansen home. E. W. and R. P. Hansen are pre paring their sheep for a start to the hills. Mrs. Dave Dye has been spending several days with, her mother Mrs. William Stoddard, Orson Davis, the eighteen year old SO n of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis, was down with pneumonia for two weeks, and then his illness changed to complications that can not be explained by the several j doctors called in. The young man has a host.of friends who will watch anxiously for his recovery. James Anderson's baby is ill with The infant baby of pneumonia. ,\eph Johnson has just recovered from an attack of the same disease. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Messick are re joicing over the arrival of a fine bouncing baby boy, born April 6. WORTHY INSURANCE COMPANY Pocatello, Idaho, March 14, 1919 George E .Gibby, Blackfoot, Idaho. Dear Mr. Gibby: I wish to state that I have this day received from the Aetna Life Insurance company in behalf of the McKenna estate the check for $15, 000.00 which covers the amount taken out by Mr. McKenna with your company three years ago. You are to be congratulated, Mr. Gibby, for being connected with such a high class company. The word Aetna seems to be coming a house hold "word in the west as well as the east. 1 consider that it is among the leading companies of America. Yours very truly, D. R. PINGREE. There is more than one reliable life insurance man in Blackfoot who can give you a square deal and who has sufficient business ability to put you on the right road for protection. See George E. Gobby of the Aetna Life. There is nothing better than the Aetna policies. All things worth while should have defenders but no braggarts. 40-lp-tf.