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Kiialui Witpnblxcmt Official Paper of City and County mr ' ;• .v Vol. XV. No. 41 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY I APRIL 25, 1919 $3 a V ear OFFICIALS ELECTED TO SERVE THE CITY r. m Thorstenberg for Mayor Chapman for Clerk by High Majority BIG VOTE POLLED Showing a lively interest in elction Tuesday the citizens Blackfoot chose a mayor, clerk and city council to serve during the next two years. Following is the result: Mayor, N. J. Thorstenberg. City clerk, LeOn J. Chapman. Coun oilmen First ward'-O. Buchanan and Cecil Clark. Second ward—II. B. Curtis and J. Quillin. Third ward—Neil F. Boyle and H. B. Kinney. Fourth ward—E. L. Anderson and Percy Jones. The Voting A fairly large vote was polled, without any fuss or excitement. The following list shows how it stood with all candidiates. Chapman for clerk piled up the biggest majority Cecil Clarke, councilman first ward, coming next. F. E. DeKay lost by eight votes, J. F. Garvin by fifteen; Mayor A. B. Stephens (prog, Cit.) N. J. Thorstenberg (Rep.) Clerk Leon J. Chapman (Rep.) .. Robert L. Osborn (Prog. Cit.) ....184 Councilmen First Ward O. Buchanan (Rep.) .... Cecil Clarke (Rep.) . J. F. Garvin (Prog. Cit.) F. C. Parkinson (Prog. Cit.) .180 Councilmen Second Ward H. B. Curtis (Prog. Cit.) . L. B. Dustin (Prog. Cit.) . W. H. Snyder (Rep.) . J. J. Quillin (Rep.) .. Councilmen Third Ward Neil F. Boyle (Prog. Cit.) . Lon Cone (Rep.) . Ford Hassing (Prog Cit.) . H. B. Kinney (Rep.) . , Councilmen Fourth Ward E. L. Anderson (Rep.) . L. R. Clegg( Rep.) .... [ F. E. DeKay (Prog. Cit.) . Percy Jones (Prog. Cit.) . The outgoing council will sit to gether once more, the first Monday in May, to wind up their administra tion affairs, and at the same session the new council will take its seat. A general satisfaction over the out come of the election seems apparent. .273 .349 431 .315 .409 300 341 .177 295 .355 .347 .300 .209 .339 .320 .267 .312 331 Wards Differ on Candidates The voting Tuesday was not at all consistent thruout the four wards. In the mayoralty race, Stephens rled the first arid fourth wards, but lost the second with a dull heavy thud. Mr. Thorstenberg received a good steady vote in all. Leon J. Chapman, for city clerk, carried every ward at a rate of bet ter than two to one. W, H. Snyder ran strong in the second ward fdr councilman. H. B. Kinney was high in the second, and his successful running mate, Mr. Boyle was lower there than in either the first or fourth. L. R. Clegg was a favorite in the second ward. car F. E. DeKay was given a consistent vote in all, but only approached the top ia ward one. Lon Cone went up in the second and fell In the fourth, favored in the first ward, but had fairly even vote thruout. Q. Buchanan carried the first and second. . Garvin was a 4 LENNOX CLUB DANCE TUESDAY WELL ATTENDED A fairly large and. really sociable crowd of dancers attended the Len nox club's dance at Aloha hall Mon day evening. The music seemed to hit the right spot, so that everybody was pleased. The floor was in good shape. Beautiful gowns there were in plenty. Patrons and patronesses were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Early, Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Beck and Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Wright Orpheum Theater Friday-Saturday Monday-Tuesday BERT LYTEL Harold Lockwood In in ✓ "HITTING THE HIGH SPOTS" A tale of Mexico and Southwest "SHADOWS OF SUSPICION' A play of mystery and intrigue —a story of the by-ways of the secret service. Fatty Arbuckle in "THE COOK" Saturday Matinee Tuesday Matinee 44444444444444444 4 4 COMMITTEE ASKS 4 FOR MORE LADIES TO HELP WITH KNITTING 4 • -—— 4 The knitting division of the + Rod Cross still have their little 4 task to finish. They are get + ting along with the knitting 4 work very slowly and the com 4* mittee requests once more that 4 more ladies volunteer to help 4 with this Work. During the 4" coming month, May, they would 4- like to make a grand cleaning 4- of the work and turn in a fin 4- ished and complete report. This 4* end can be reached if every 4* lady will do her little share 4* and give as much time as she 4* possibly can to this work. 4- The Red Cross rooms are 4- only qpen on Tuesday and Fri-f4 4* day afternoons now, at which 4- time some one of the knitting 4* committee will be on hand to 4* furnish yarn to knitters. 4* Nine hunder thousand pounds ,4* Of Red Cross yarn has been sent 4* to Europe to be knit up by the 4* ladies over there, so we are not 4 being imposed upon after all. 4 44444444444444444 Declamatory Contest be Conducted Friday Best Talent of Southern and Eastern Idaho Will Be Represented . in This Contest ONE 1JOME REPRESENTATIVE The state declamatory contest for high school students to be held the high school auditorium here Fri day evening is a distinction we have not always had in Blackfoot, hnd will he an entertainment well worth at tending. The contests will fill hour and a half, commencing at 8.30. These contestants represent the best of oratorical talent in the schools southern and eastern Idaho, and they are bound to be good. Blackfoot's one representative in the contest is Miss Edna' Steffens, who won at the district contest at Idaho Falls last week in oratory. Hotel accomodations have been ordered by telegraph by contestants from Twin Falls, St. Anthony, Idaho Falls, Caldwell, Mountain Home. cents will be taken at the door to help pay the expenses. Special music has been provided for the oc casion to fill the gaps and enliven the evening by a change. 4 about an Kimberly and A charge of 25 4 Will Make Black foot His Headquarters W. W. Hays, well known merchant of Sterling and dealer in Moline tractors, is spending most of his time in Blackfoot, and intends to establish himself here with gen eral offices for the distribution of Moline products. At present Mr. Hays is at the Eccles hotel while in the city, but meanwhile looking for a home to move his family into. Don Geyer, the Moline mechanic here, unloads the tractors and de livers them to buyers. He teaches their handling and cares for out-of order machines. A Moline Universal tractor, with double gang plow, was delivered to the Gibson brothers at Moreland the first of this week, and attracted attention in the carnival crowds here. These machines are easily unloaded and delivered. Don goes to the car on the railroad track with a supply of gasoline, pours some into the gasoline tank, sits on the seat and drives out of the car to the street and thence straight to the con sumer. As Mr. Hays said, these handy little plow-pullers can turn around in eight feet of space. Mr. Hays operates hardware stores Arco and St. Anthony, besides Sterling. ' soon 4 DIL MERRILL VISITING Dr. R. T. Merrill came t?> Blackfoot Wednesday from the east, to visit with his sister Mrs. Henry Dunn and family, for an indefinite time. Dr. Merril, who is an eye, ear and throat specialist will also attend to few business matters while visit ing here. -4 TO REVIEW GRAZING LANDS Grant Hubble left Thursday after noon for a trip to Monida, where he will look over some grazing lands. L. H. Fink returned from there Wednesday afternoon and Is well pleased with what he found. SEN. NUGENT FOR LEAGUE OF NATIONS + 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4* 4* 4 4 4 4* 4 4* 4 .4 4 4 We must either have a successful league of nations, said • the senator in opening, or else immediately pre pare for the next war, and it was his opinion, he added, that the next war would be many times more de structive of both combatants and civil popultaions, so far have scien tific men advanced in the knowledge of how to extinguish human life. While up-holding the first draft of the league as presented to the Ver sailles conference some months ago, the speaker pointed out that the serious objections to it have been met by the latest draft, which will soon come before the world for rati fication. Opponents of the league have made mountains out of mole hills; they forgot that a friendship exists between several of the largest nations and ourselves when they feared our limitation to one vote in the executive council; they forgot that every treaty limits a nation's sovereignty and that we are so lim ited by nearly twenty treaties with nations at present by which we must arbitrate differences, treaties either ratified or soon to be. A league ex isted during the war. That America can not remain out of a world war, no matter how hard she tries, seemed sufficiently proven by the late holocaust in Europe, ac cording to Senator Nugent's way of looking at it. 4 4 Last Draft of League Covers Question on American Side LEAGUE OR WAR Senator John F. Nugent spoke Blackfoot people at the high school auditorium Tuesday evening, plead well for the proposed league nations, the fate of which will shortly be decided by the world's big nations. The senator arrived here in afternoon, was received by Charles E. Harris, and at the Eccles met others of the chief men. At high school, at 8.30 in the evening he was introduced to audience by W. A. Lee. There were more men than women in the hall; the bald heads and towsled heads were there— thinkers attended in force, them they had a speaker worthy their keen interest in the great ject. He spoke with economy time, to the point, and with enthus iasm; whenever he went over the carrying a good and vital point was answered- bf enthusiastic plause. After a brief explanation of the nation spent so much money, how, and for what reasons it is sential to keep paying for things that were used to beat Germany, senator, said he felt sure Idaho would buy bonds with her usual style and go over the quota. Then he took up the league of tions, stated its advantages, refuted the principal objections that haye been raised against it by distin guished Americans, and finally made a close-up appeal to the hu mane emotions of his hearers. show that the question is non-part isan and truly national it was only, necessary to name a few' American leaders on each side of it, Democrats and Republicans. 4 4 a ready 4 i. e. Before I Reasons for League Wants no More Wars, "I had a son over there," said the senator in closing, "and every other person in this country similarly cir cumstanced knows the sleepless nights, the dread scanning of cas ualty lists from day to day; knows the anguish with which every tele gram was received from messenger boy, in the fear that It was the har binger df ill news from the front " Here the speaker himself was moved and his emotions wrenched by the memories he chose to recall of the weary days of war; and his audience was no less moved than he, each person carried up by the rise of his own sympathy in the cause of peace that shall end such sufferings'. "As for me," said the senator feelingly, "I want no more wars." With hearty applause the audience con&urred. / Objections to League Met Principally, said Senator Nugent, opponents of thie league seem to for get that every member will be sub ject to the same limitations are; if America is forbidden to go ahead and pile up an immense arma ment of war machinery, so Is every other nation. "We shall all be in the same relation under a league as we are today." He called attention to the fact that the thirteen original colonies of our country leagued to gether In a similar way. If the world league Is an experiment, so was that, and It gave the world a large and powerful nation, a stronghold against monarchial tyranny. To the objection that in such a league of nations America would have to lay down her sovereignty and leave her affairs to the peril of alien combinations, the senator answered that under common International law such a peril was excluded. When the representatives of* nations meet, he said, they do not have to submit a majority rule, lor that would be giving up the sovereignty of each. 1 Continue on page eight | as we WORLD WAR VETE RANS ASSOCIATION . United qtatec or™ III „ ln fh y ' marine corps during the war with Germany, fhereTrom 6d wm heTJnei® f di 9 ci A ham emmtv nd be called fo J B ' So as a fl^t sin n te 0 r f a i nl ) Zatl K n up as a first step to joining Fhe Jimrf organizations thruout .. . .. _ The constitution of the Bannock county association will be read considered as a working model. of the purposes shown in that ment are: "To promote respect for the of the United States of America. "To work for all good objects government, social relationship, activities, and industrial enterprises, for the glory of the flag under which we served. "To render compliments to flag and to pay respect to the All Men Who Served Army or Navy Will be Called to Meeting TAKE FIRST STEP to and of the hotel the the sub of top he why and the na he To An early meeting of all men have performed the ap memory of deceased members of this associa tion or to any deceased veteran any war fought by the United States. "To aid members and their ilies or dependents of members distress or in need of assistance, to give all possbile aid to members in all honorable pursuits. "To foster that social and frater nal intercourse among comrades the service which forms t,he bond of union and keeps aliv e true spirit of the service. "To forever keep in mind those who failed in their duty to America and humanity in the war with Ger many, and to forever remember black guilt of Germany In causing the war, in her attempt to force tyranny upon the free peoples of world. "To encourage and inspire those of the younger generation to keep themselves fit and efficient and ways ready for any national emerg ency; to study all problems that fect local and national government; to regard the right of suffrage as sacred right and one to be exercised with intelligence and high purpose, and to reserve the memory of those who in the past did well their duty when their country called them defend the flag." The Bannock county association has a president, two vice-presidents, a secreaary, a personnel secretary and a treasurer. Also committees entertainments, athletics and civic activities and membership. es ceremonies, on 4 Bootlegger Captured With Andersen's Car Sheriff A. H. Simmons came back from Ogden Wednesday evening, after a short visit with the sheriff there, bringing along Judge Ander sen's Nash, .which disappeared from its home three weeks ago, and the man who had it. The man gives his name as i^dwin Rust. He is not known here, but spent several (lays in town the first of the month. The authorities at Ogden chased a bootlegger for five fhiles one day and caught him with the goods. The car was one advertised by Sheriff Sim mons as stolen here, a Nash touring car. The man was he who took it. He was coming from Wyoming with something to drink. Made Several Tries The capture of Rust solves the riddle of all the cars that were med dled with on the night of Thursday, April 3. He admits that he took Judge Andersen's car on the same night, after his other unsuccessful attempts, tho it was not missed un til Sunday. Judge Andersen makes no state ment as to the condition of the car, other than that it was driven about 2000 miles. It will be overhauled and inspected before any damage can be ascertained. Edwin Rust confesses to the whole operation, according to Sheriff Sim mons Thursdady morning, and will appear before Judge Cowen upon his return to Blackfoot. The seven months old baby of Mr. »and Mrs. John H. Jensen of Blackfoot died last Friday moaning of pneu monla. The child was sick for just a week. 4 HARD TO GET LABORERS C. E. Snow of Sterling, a prom inent sheep man down there, spent Tuesday in Blackfoot, .called at the Republican office .and said howdy. Mr. Snow is advertising for lost horses, and keeping his eye peeled for men to herd sheep. He thinks the difficulty of getting labor Is go ing to increase with the season's ad vancement. 4 CHILD DIES AT PINGREE The three-months old baby of Tony Marks at Pingree passed away Sunday, a victim of pneumonia. Three months ago Tony Marks lost his wife, who succumbed to an at tack of Influenza. 4 DEATH OF INFANT 4 + + 44444444444 4 4 WORLD WAR 4 VERTERANS TO MEET NEXT SUNDAY 4 4 4 It is announced by several 4 service men that the organiza 4 tlon of a world war veteran's 4 association for Bingham county 4 will be undertaken next Sun 4 day, April 27, at 4.30 in the 4 Knights of Pythias hall. This association will belong 4 to the returned service men of 4 the county, and it is the proper 4 duty of every man who has an 4 interest in the good of his 4 country, who has gained deeper 4 ideas of patriotism for his flag 4 thru serving urider it, to come .. * out and speak right up in meet e * ln S. or else stand at parade rest + while th e other fellow tells it. * i n another nart of thU issue ar?e * an outline of a similar county S' 4 organization formed at Poca * tell ° is e iven - as something to 4 work on 4 In this association an enlisted 4 man has as big a vote as a gen eral and officers will lie in the and 4 minority It will belong to vou l So come on in- * 4 flag in the in T who ■ 44444444444444444 Tag Day for City Library Successful Sum of $235 Collected and Turned Over to library to Purchase Books With of in of a SECURE NEEDED BOOKS FIRST All day Tuesday the ladies of V. I. S. worked on the population Blackfoot, and tagged them for sum of 10 cents and up. Folks ing about with a red tag-ticket dangl ing from lapel and lingerie literally too numerous to mention. A willing response met this fund raising plan. The amount of $235 was collected and turned over to public library to buy books with. Many persons Paid more than a dime for their tags; they said "keep change" or something like that, and went happily on their ways. Members of the Greater Alamo shows across with their donations as freely as any of us. Miss Edna Gillespie, librarian, plans to purchase first the most needed set of books for the library, which is a first-class encyclopedia. School children are in the library every-day searching for information that can only be found in such work, and it is for them chiefly that the books will be secured, books in the order of their useful ness and demand will be bought. Mrs. Cecil C. Clarke, chairman of the ways and means committee, de drive so successfully, and she ably assisted by the other members of the committee, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Eichelberger and Mrs. Frank DeKay. The campaign was divided into salients, with a chairman in com mand of each. Mrs. Henderson had charge of the town district and the first ward polls. Mrs. A. T. Springer captained the second ward, Mrs. Brokaw the third and Mrs. Frank DeKay the fourth. Mrs. Clarke herself had charge of the high school drive, where she was helped by the Misses Irene Good, Dorritt Just and Marie Dore. These girls also worked the carnival in the evening. Miss Doyle handled the Central school and. made'a record collection of $26.10. Miss O'Rourke in charge of the Irving school turned in $9.25 and the high school raised $16.50. The town committee was composed of Miss Ruth Rushfeldt, Mrs. Chester Vincent, Miss Blanche Dunn, Miss Lutora Gunderson and Miss Goldie Danilson. All worked valiantly, and altogether they brought in a nice to tal. Mrs. Henderson and Miss Rush feldt carried of the honors for high est collections. were came Other was -4 Famous Aviator With'Relatives Here Harry McDougall, decorated for distinguished and daring service in France by the French government and by General Pershing, who is living in Pocatello, spent Wednesday in Blackfoot with his mother and Mrs. Archibald at the home of John R. Jones. Mrs. McDougall is an aunt of Mrs. Jones. McDougall was one of those air fighters who upheld America's tradi tions In France, first belonging to the French escadrille, where he won the crolx de guerre, for sending down two German planes and chasing a third off the field, In a fight 20,000 feet above ground. Later being transferred to the American flying corps, McDougall won lasting honor by performing the difficult feat of rescuing a comrade from a crippled plane, getting him into his own machine In mid-air and landing safely. For this act General Pershing conferred on him the dis tinguished service cross, the sign of America's gratitude. 4 DEATH OF 8 . 8 . ROPP S. S. Ropp of Pingree, died very suddenly at the family home in Pin gree Thursday morning, from heart failure. Mr. Ropp had been a resident of the Pingree community for many years and during that time developed a fine ranch which he and his operated successfully. Mr. Ropp is survived by a wife and grown son, who is at home and a daughter, Mrs. Miles A. Pea, who lives at Riverside. son + 4 . 4 4 BOARD MEETING' SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 •?. 4 4 4 4 4 4 * t Monday's Meeting De voted to Solving Peti tion Problems WILL TAKE CENSUS The school board met Monday evening to take up the election of teachers for the next term, but a certain petition coming before them presenting knotty problems, they spent the whole session in its con sideration, and appointed a commit tee to report on teachers and their salaries next Monday evening. The petition is the 4 same myster ious document that nearly everybody in .town has heard rumors of and 4 hasn't seen. It is not even yet ready for publication, but its purport is to pray the board that they look care "lly into the matter of dress at the schools and the matter of school en tertainments, which are alleged to encourage forms of amusement not practiced willingly by some of the students nor favored by the parents f these, such as card playing and dancing. The board is now scouting around to pick up pointers on modern fash ions in dress, and will possibly have something to report at the next meet ing Monday. This petition was not signed by any persons in name, but by organization titles. 4 the of the go the the To Take City Census The sociology class at the high school is preparing for a rapid cen sus to be taken in Blackfoot in the space of one hour. Information so gathered two years ago became a help to citizens and strangers in many ways, and frequent calls are made upon such data when piled. com Plan School Track Meet Superintendent Vincent is making arrangements for a general school track meet to be held next month, in which pupils of all schools will have some part. Name of Thomas Boy on Nation's Honor Roll a Thomas B. Crystal Died In the Ser vice is Announcement Re ceived by His Mother NO DETAILS OBTAINED AS YET Thomas B. Crystal, son of Mrs. Sarah J. Crystal of Thomas precinct has paid the supreme debt that man owes to his country, gram from the adjutant-general's of fice announced April 20 that young Crystal had died in the service. No further word has reached his home. Private Thomas B. Crystal of the *9th infantry, saw much of the trenches arid then open fighting in the Argonne forest. Up to Septem ber 12 , last fall, he was heard from regulqily. His only wound up to that time was barbed wire cut on the ribs. Then no word came. About the first of November Mrs. Crystal began to try to find out where her boy was, but without the least suc cess. Her first word concerning him was the telegram Sunday and it gave no place or time, nor did it disclose the manner of the soldier's death, whether by wounds or sickness. > SI A tele 4 Big Estate in Court; Three Couples Wed A* case involving the competency of William Lindsay of Idaho Falls, was brought to the Blackfoot pro bate court this week-. Attorneys for Mr. Lindsay objected to the con firmation of a sale of property under sanction of Mr. Lindsay's guardian, W. E. Collins. Bills against the estate aggregate nearly $ 20 , 000 . Judge Good, who heard the case, postponed the sale of property until the question of Lindsay's competency shall have been tried on May 12. The estate is large, and worth perhaps $ 200 , 000 . An unfortunate feature of it is that neither Lindsay nor his wife, who is Insane, has ever received a living from the property, so tied up has the estate been for a number of years. They have had to work hard for the necessities of life. Marriage License Oscar L .Nelson of Firth and Miss Fern Maude Mickelson of Shelley, April 19. Fred J. Dolber of Pocatello and Miss Anna Willis of Belfast, N. Y. James Fascllla of Pocatello and Miss Mary Elizabeth Schullo of Po catello. Divorce Proceedings Roy Y. Aoyagi files application for separation from his wife, Eva W. Aoyagi on grounds of cruel treat ment and unfair annexation of funds belonging to himself. 4 WANTED To employ men with teams for plowing, seeding and ditching land. Work for one month or more will be furnished. At least three outfits required. Call in person upon the undesigned. JOHN W. JONES. East Main street, Blackfoot, Ida. 39a-tf.