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Official Paper of City and County
BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY. IDAHO. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24,1920
Vol. XVI. No. 32a
$3 a Year
GROWERS FAVOR
DENVER SCALE
Meet at Pocatello and
Go On Record In
Favor of $12.00
for Beets
MANYAREPRESENT
Bingham County Has
Large Delegation in
Attendance
Sugar beet growers of Idaho in
meeting at Pocatello Friday endorsed
the scale of prices adopted at the
Denver meeting of the International
Fe4eration of Beet Growers. The
Denver scale has for its base price,
$12 a ton for beets on a 9 cent sea
board price for sugar with an ad
vance of $1.60 per ton for every cent
advance at the seaboard.
A number of beet growers of Idaho
* were in favor of the scale adopted
by the Utah growers several weeks
ago and in a vote cast it was found
that the growers stood five for the
Denver scale and four for the Utah
scale. On a revote the Denver scale
secured six votes against three for
the Utah scale.
The Utah scale provides $11 per
ton for beets with a bonus at the end
of the season of an amount sufficient
to make up in price one and' one
fourth times the average seaboard
price of each bag of sugar.
Local representatives of the Utah
Idaho Sugar company stated Monday
that a sliding scale had been offered
the beet growers at two different
seasons in the past and that both
times it had been refused in most
cases. Two contracts were offered,
one with the sliding scale and the
other at a standard price and only
five or six farmers accepted the slid
' ing scale and all the time and money
expended in submitting this contract
was lost. The company is of the
opinion that if the sliding scale were
offered at this time it would be re
jected in the same way. It is ex
pected that a standard contract will
be offered the beet growers for this
season's crop.
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SECURES ALLEGED FORGER
Sheriff Simmons returned from
Mackay Saturday where he secured
Arnold Parks, charged with forgery.
Parks was arrested upon complaint
of W. I. Ash.
PUBLIC SALE
Having leased my ranch I will sell at ni.v place, eleven miles west, three
miles south of Blackfoot, one mile east and two and one-half miles
nortli of Pingree the following described property;
THURSDAY, FEB. 26
Commencing at 11 o'clock
14—Horses—14
One iron gray mare, weight 1400, 8 years old; 1 iron gray colt, weight
1150, 4 years old; 1 bay mare, weight 1350, 4 years old; 1 bay horse,
weight 1250, 7 years old; 1 bay colt, weight 1100, 2 years old; 1 black
horse,-weight 1400, 13 years old; 1 black horse, weight 1550, 15 years
old; 1 bay mare, 4 years old; 1 bay mare, 3 years old; 3 extra good
young work horses; 1 black horse; 1 sorrel mare; 1 span geldings,
weight 3000, 6 and 7 years old; 1 brown gelding, weight 1400, 5 years
old. •
34—Cattle—34
Three extra good milk cows; 1 Jersey, 8 years old; 1 5-year old, fresh;
1 Shorthorn cow, 7 years old, weight 1400; 1 Pole Durham, 1 year 10
moqths old, weight 1060; 2 extra good heifers; 1 Shorthorn 10 months
old, weight 650;' 2 heifer calves coming year old; 1 steer calf coming
year old; 15 good yearling steers and heifers; 1 black cow giving
milk; 1 heifer calf, 8 months old; 4 cows.
Farm Machinery
One grain drill; 2 disc harrows; 1 straight tooth harrow; 1 spring
tooth' harrow; 1 Deering binder; 1 John Deere gang plow 12-inch
bottom; 1 John Deere beet puller; 1 walking plow; 1 6-foot Deering
mower; 1 5-foot McCormick mower; 1 John Deere 4-inch tire wagon;
1 3%-Inch and 2%-inch Cooper wagon; 2 extra good hayracks; roller
mill; 1-lhorse power Internatinal engine with pump jack; 3 hay
slips; 3 hay slings; 2 water tanks, 1 galvanized and 1 woQd; several
hog throughs and farrowing pens; 4 sets work harness; 1 set buggy
harness; 1 beet cultivator; 1 spud sorter; 1 alfalfa seed attachment
for mower; 1 2-horse Kentucky grain drill; 1 tongue scraper; 1 beet
rack; 2 post hole diggers; 2 iron wheelbarrows; 1 pair bob sleds; 1
saddle; 1 buggy; forks, shovels, picks, crowbars and other tools.
Hogs
Sixty pure bred Poland China hogs, average weight around 70 pounds;
10 head mixed hogs, average weight 80 pounds.
Sheep
Twenty-three head of sheep; 19 lambs at mothers' side; 12 ewes to
lamb. Some Rhode Island Red chickens.
Household Goods
One Cole's Hot Blast heater; 1 Wilson heater; 2 Perfection oil heat
ers; 1 Sharpies^ cream separator; 1 new Monarch range; 1 kitchen
cabinet; 2 dining tables; 2 washing machines; 1 large roll top desk;
chairs; sanitary cot; mattresses; quilts and many kitchen utensils too
numerous to mention.
TERMS: Sums of $25.00 and under cash in hand, over that amount
a credit of eight months will be given, purchaser to give note with
approved security before removing property from premises, notes to
draw 10 per cent interest from date; 5 per cent off for cash on all
time sales.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON—BRING CUPS
W. H. SCOTT, Owner
W. O. ORB,Auctioneer
J. B. DeHART, Clerk
Fail to Agree
on Utah Contract
In a meeting at Salt Lake City
held last Wednesday beet growers
and representatives of the sugar com
panies failed to agree on the pro
posed Utah sugar contract.
Deseret News of Salt Lake City gives
an account of the meeting as follows:
The committee representing the
state farm bureau of Utah and a com
mittee representing most of the
sugar factories of the state met at the
Hotel Utah Wednesday afternoon and
thoroly discussed the question of a
new contract for beets for the com
ing campaign.
The spokesman for the farm bu
reau was Secretary Lee R. Taylor,
who gave a brief history of the origin
of the profit sharing contract pro
posed by the bureau, which was
based on the extract on sugar
amounting to about 250 pounds to
the top, of beets. He said their con
tracts were tentatively prepared from
the best information they were able
to gather, he also said they would
have been pleased to discuss the mat
ter with the manufacturers at the re
cent convention and if the ratio of
beet prices to sugar prices demanded
was too high or if other conditions
were not right, they would be sub
ject to discussion and such changes
made as would be necessary to reach
a just basis for a division to the pro
ceeds of a ton of beets between the
growers and manufacturers. He said
they,.still were willing to discuss the
matter and arrive at a fair profit
sharing basis.
Manager Fred G. Taylor of the
Amglgamented Sugar Co. was the
principal spokesman for the manu
facturers. He gave the results of the
campaign for the last three years
during which he said only about 200
pounds of sugar to a ton of beets was
realized in 1919, he said the Amalga
mated company only realized 197
pounds to the ton and that it would
be impossible to accept the contract
of the farm bureau. In fact he said
his company had gone the limit in
offering $12 per ton. He considered
this the most hazardous contract his
company had ever issued, but he
could not take the responsibility of
advising his company to adopt a still
more hazardous one which lie con
sidered the farm bureau contract to
be. He considered it too late this
year to go in the question of formu
lating any profit sharing contract. He
recognized the justice of the princi
ple, but said it must he based not
only on the price of sugar but on the
contents of the beets, and it would
be difficult at this late date to obtain
the proper information and to dis
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Should any real danger ever bring
Americans to the point of praying
for the safety of their country they
could not go far wrong by commenc
ing with "Let us not forget the great
men who have founded and built our
nation."
First in the founding and then in
the building-up our cuntry has ever
been provided with great men.
Sometimes they were needed for an
emergency and sometimes to meet
the slow and subtle advance of un
American plots and schemings.
George Washington upheld our
feeble beginnings. We were not a
nation but an association of neighbor
colonies seeking certain necessary
liberties without which none* could
feel themselves to be free men.
He upheld our military attempt
and also achieved by one way and
another the big task of provisioning
the military forces.
He practically won the war single
handed, because there were moments
when it was surely lost without his
lone sustaining leadership. His as
surance and enthusiasm pulled the
babbling and reluctant congress thru
more than one almost-fatai hesita
tion. He inspired Robert Morris who
financed the army and he backed
Benjamin Franklin on his French
mission that brought the aid that
ended the revolution in favor of our
thirteen colonies.
Washington was one of those men
who, even after centuries, seem to
FIRE DESTORYS
STORE AT FIRTH
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Andrus Mercantile Firm
Suffers Total Loss
in Early Morning
Blaze
Fire of a mysterious origin de
stroyed the entire stock and building
of the Andrus general store owned
by Warden Clinger at Firth at an
early hour Sunday morning. The
loss was estimatd at $40,000 with
insurance on stock to the amount of
$20,000 and $3,500 on the building
and $9000 use and occupancy insur
ance.
The fire was discovered at 3.30 a.
m. and the entire city responded to
the alarm. A small hose was
brought into action and altho the
building of the Andrus store was too
far gone to be saved the exceptional
good work of Firth residents saved
the surrounding buildings.
Future plans of the Andrus store
have not been made public, but it is
expected that the store will be re
built.
Pardon Board
Refuses To Act
At a meeting of the pardon board
at Boise last week, the case of Percy
Whisler, formerly of Blackfoot, Rex
burg and Weiser, was considered.
The reporter of a Boise paper says
that a district court had found him
guilty of burning a confectionary
store at Weiser, despite his protest
that he had sold the store three
months before the fire, and therefore
had no interest in burning It. The
supreme court had reviewed the case
and refused to disturb the verdict of
the jury. The pardon board rendered
no decision in the matter of a pardon
for Whisler.
A fire that destroyed a confection
ery store at Blackfoot, occured after
he had leased the store, or sold it on
the Installment plan, and the pay
ments were still in process, with in
surance protecting Whisler as his in
terest appeared. A fire at Rexbrug
later, Is said to have cleaned him up
again, but we are not informed as to
the circumstances of the fire and
whose name the insurance was in.
HATS IN THE RING
Governor D. W. Davis has an
nounced that he will be a candidate
to succeed himself if the Republican
convention accords him the nomina
tion.
Col. L. V. Patch of Payette an
nounces his candidacy for the nom
ination for United States senator on
the Republican ticket.
The nominating convention will be
held at Pocatello on the fourth Tues
day in August.
Maryland rejects woman suffrage.
Must be a real man's state, that.
have made no mistakes. No more
can any man improve upon the dic
tion of Shakespere's plays than
dictate with authority how Washing
ton's policies could have been more
successful If other than what they
were, under the same circumstances.
He was an aristocrat in times when
there was a distinction between men
as to birth and breeding, and yet as
president of a republic he set an ex
ample scarcely to be improved upon
in dignity, democracy and simplicity.
( w He was a soldier and an officer
*rho commanded by his immense per
sonal influence. Since his tinte only
3 ne American has governed men, big
nd little, with such irresistable per
sonality as to leave them bigger men
from having performed his will, and
that man's birthday was the twelfth
of February.
These two great American presi
dents were born and bred at opposite
extremes of the life levels found in
America and both characters meet
on the highest eminence of pure
democracy. Their two names spell
Americanism.
To preserve a knowledge of the life
and achievements of George Wash
ington as well as of Abraham Lincoln
Will always be a safeguard to Ameri
can ideals, inspiration as impelling to
leaders as to them that follow, point
ing not the way to go but the spirit
in which true public service and up
right citizenship are accomplished.
—F. C. K.
EAST IN GRIP OF
SPENDING SPREE
D. H. Biethan Reports
Everybody Buying in
Eastern Cities—
Prices High
D. H. Biethan, who returned Sun
day evening from an extended buy
ing trip to Kansas City, Chicago and
Detroit, has a word of warning to
western people, and that is: "Don't
expect lower prices this year."
As practically all returning travel
ers are telling us, Mr. Biethan found
the entire east and middle west in
the grip of a mighty business frolic
and spending spree combined. In
dustrial ventures are expending, with
enthusiasm for guidance, and labpr
ers are wearing gold watches and
$100 suits of clothes. Prices in gen
eral are much higher than they are
here in the west and still on the rise.
"The people have the money and
they are spending it," said Mr..
Biethan Monday morning when he
got down to his store after a month's
absence, "and we needn't look fol
lower prices out here when they are
boosting the prices so fast back east.
The papers are full of advertisements
of help wanted, too, and the least
offered for ordinary labor is $6.00 a
day.
"I met one well dressed young
man in a restaurant who had been
working for ten months in a brass
foundry at $15.00 a day. He said he
saved $3000 while on the job. Sal
aried folks are threatening to strike
for more money. The building trades
of Chicago are about to strike for
$1.25 an hour instead of $1.00.
Tailors who make suits are getting
from $45 to $85 a week. At the
same time the cost of materials has
also gone sky high."
Rotarians Celebrate
Fifteenth Annivesary
Monday, Feb. 23, was the fifteenth
anniversary of the original founding
of the now wide-spread Rotary nlan
of association. The entire week will
be made an occasion of celebration
by all rotary clubs. The first club
was organized at Chicago in 1905.
The official slogan of Rotary is
"Service above self—he profits most
who serves best,
rock the 'leading men of every
branch of business in every large
city and many small towns of the
United States are building an organ
ization that represents the truest
character of America.
There are now more than 600
clubs in the United States, Canada,
Europe and South America.
Upon this solid
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Latest fashion notes from Parts
say that women's skirts shall come
to one inch below the knees next
season. This ought to interest the
doughboys who were so anxious to
come home last year.
Four Thomas Men
Take Bath in River
THOMAS, Feb. 21.—Four young
men of this .city were subjected to
an icy bath in the Snake river last
Sunday when the cable upon which
they were crossing the river broke
and dropped them into the water.
Orson Crouch, Silm Grimmett and
Jessie and Goldie Thompson
crossing the river on the cable just
below Gold point and as they were
well out over the water the cable
broke, dropping them into the river.
They swam to the other side and
were saved from a return trip thru
the water by one of the Clough boys
who came along in a car and rescued
them. They were taken home none
the worse for their experience.
were
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Hold Examination
For (Pott Master
The United States civil service
commission has announced an exam
ination to' be held at Blackfoot on
March 17 for the position of post
master at Aberdeen. The compensa
tion for this place is $1400 a year.
To be eligible for this examination
an applicant must be a citizen of the
United States, must actually reside
within delivery of the office and
have so resided at the time the
vacancy occured. Applicants must
have reached their twenty-first birth
day, but not their sixty-fifth birthday
oh the date of the examination.
WILL HEAR CIVIL CASES
Judge F. J. Cowen will hear the
case of Charles H. Gilbert versus the
Hartford Fire Insurance company in
the district court Tuesday. On Wed-
nesday the case of H. E. Ray, re-
ceiver, versus the Utah Idaho Sugar
company will be heard.
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HAVE TONSILS REMOVED
Clarence and Lawrence Bumgarner
had their tonsils removed at Idaho
Falls last week.
Orpheum Theatre
TWO DAYS COMMENCING
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 20-27
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THE GREATEST PICTURE OF THE
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Clinger Burns Out
We have said that a bank's duty does not end with keeping
people's money in a vault.
The banker is a guardian of solid financing among his townsmen.
Sunday morning a fire destroyed the entire stock of the Andrus
store, with a loss estimated at $26,000.
But the store's actual loss is only $7,000 because this bank had
been looking after the fire insurance policies that covered the
stock, and the owner Warden*Clinger, will now have $19,000
with which to build and stock a new store. Besides that, his
Use and Occupancy insurance will pay him an Income until he Is
again doing business.
The First National Bank
OF FIRTH
M. M. Farmer
Cuhier
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JOHNSON FOUND
GUILTY OF MURDER
Jury Returns Verdict!
and Fixes Penalty
at Imprisonment
for Lifff
ASK NEW TRIAL
Attorney for Defense
May Call for New
Hearing
The jury hearing the case of J.
Vance Johnson charged with murder
in the first degree returned a verdict
of guilty Frday night, after three
hours of deliberations.
Punish
ment was fixed as imprisonment in
the states prison for life. The de
fendant displayed no emotion when
the verdict was read.
Motion for new trial will probably
be made according to a statement
made by G. F. Hansbrough, attorney
for the defendent.
Arguments In the case were heard
Friday afternoon after an array of
physicians had been on the stand
testifying as to the insanity of John
son. W. A. Beakley, assisting At
torney Ralph W. Adair in the prose
cution of the case made the first
argument. He gave a clear and con
cise review of the case and closed
his argumen with, "The jury must
choose between two ways; a man who
commits a crime of this nature must
lie punished or the stand must be
taken that anyone may choose when
he is to take his gun and kill when
he thinks he is trespassed upon.
There is no standstill in life," said
Mr. Beakley in closing, "We are now
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