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From Wood river, Blaine county
R T. Drollinger Talks at
Some Length on the
Water Question
San Luis Obispo, Cal. Mar, 22, 1919
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
During April Only
Springer ironing board with
Regular price of hoard
Regular price of Iron
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.
| 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
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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.
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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
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
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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
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,
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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
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
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.

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Drowned in the mud of Sunny
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
It pours all morning, night and
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
For with all the mud that we wade
We'd surely catch our death of "flu."
We're soaked thru slickers, coats
and pants—
Drowned in the mud of Sunny
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
It shone when Jacques arose
Waa shining yet (tho a bit forlorn)
When Jeanne prepared the noonday
For Pierre and Henri and Lucile;
It shone till vespers—then went
Upon a much-astonished town
Whose populace acclaimed the day
As if a saint had passed that way.
And, since, the fathers tell their
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
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
And if I fail to stand retreat;
Or don't show up when it's time to
Or just ain't there—you'll know,
I'm drowned in the mud of Sunny
Sixty-third Artillery (C. A. C.),
St. Morillon (Gironde), France.
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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.
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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
guarantee —
A new pair
if they rip
awarded grand
prize at P. P. I. E.
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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
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
James Anderson's baby is ill with
The infant baby of
,\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.
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,
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

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