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Official Paper of City and County
$3 a Year
Vol. XVI. No. 33
To Investigate Plan for
Co-operative Sugar
Factory in
This City
Organization to Get Be
hind BAll League
During Season
At the meeting of the Commercial
club called last Monday evening the
club heard W. B. Passey of the Idaho
Co-operative Beet Sugar company on
the subject of his company's plan of
operating sugar factories. This com
pany Mr. Passey said finances Its
factories in the immediate commun
ity in each case as much as possible
stock being offered the farmers so
that they may have a vital Interest
in the workings of the company. Beet
pulp, under their plan, is returned
to the beet growers for their own
use, and a sliding scale of payment
for beets is provided. A motion was
carried which provided for a meet
ing of a committee with the beet
growers association to investigate the
beet company's proposition.
Mr. Daniels reported on the base
ball plans for the season and stated
that he had met with the city council
and found they would support base
ball. He also reported the purchase
of the Driggs franchise for $500 and
that money would be raised from the
city. Upon motion the board voted
its support to the base ball club and
promised to promote interest in the
game among Blackfoot people.
A committee was given the matter
of a tie up square for Blackfoot and
a report was made on the disposition
of the city council on the matter.
On the subject of a municipal band
it was decided to have the secretary
write to musicians in Salt Lake City
and find the probable cost of a
A telegram received by the 4
4 local officers of the Intermount- 4
4 ain Farmers' association from 4
4* the secretary of the National 4*
4* Sugar Beet Growers' associa- 4*
4- tion, Washington, D. C., states 4
4- that 'All their forces are work- 4
4* ing to the limit there. The de- 4*
4- partment of justice promises to 4
4* start immediate investigation 4
4* and attorney general says for 4
4 beet growers to hold oft signing 4*
4* of any beet contracts for pres- 4
4- ent. Plenty of money available 4*
4* for building co-operative factor- 4*
4* ies to secure supply of sugar." 4*
Hold fast, sign no contracts, 4*
4* the government machinery is 4
4- beginning to move in our be- 4
4* half. We will keep you informed 4*
4- as to the developments.
4* Local Intermountain Farmers 4*
$4444444 4* 4* 4444444$
Mr. and Mrs. George Stone of Ash
ton were in Blackfoot Thursday on
their way home from a six weeks
trip to California. They report every
body healthy on the coast and no
sickness to speak of.
At Fordham's residence in the thirty-,
'second ward. Eleanor Fordham lies sleep
ing upstairs and the stairway is a roaring
shaft of flame.. Somebody had set the
house on fire while she was alone and
The thrilling story of a plot to destroy her because she possessed
information about a murder and robbery is told in the films
at the
Orpheum Theater Monday and Tuesday
March 1 and 2
And at the Matinee on Tuesday Afternoon at 2.30
This play is the climax of sensationalism. Reaching a pinnacle
of dramatic effort dwarfing the stage-craft of all times. Vividly
picturing the most gigantic and daring fire scene ever enacted
before a camera.
given for the Blackfoot Fire Department, the proceeds going to
the payment of the cost of the siren that calls Blackfoot's fire
fighters when Your Home is 'n danger.
The management of the Orpneum gives the use of its splendid
theater and film service free for this occasion, and many busi
ness houses are donating cash to put with the proceeds of the
ticket sales.
The people and the press, business and professional men, drum
mers, stockmen and all, are pouring out their money on this
occasion to create a fund for the better protection of the prop
erty of this community from the fire fiend.
Keep your dates open. Monday and Tuesday nights
and Tuesday afternoon
Admission 15 and 25 cents
Matinee 10 and 15 cents
W.B.Royse Returns
From Eastern Trip
W. B. Royse of the Boise Payette
Lumber company has returned from
an extended visit to various eastern
points. He spent a month in Chicago.
Danville, central ndiana, Detroit and
southern Minnesota.
Mr. Royse reports the east in very
good condition financially and finds
business in all lines flourishing. He
stated upon his return that anyone
can sell anything they want to in the
east and apparently everyone has
plenty of money. Wages are high
and the best seems none to good for
the spenders. He found factories
months behind in their orders and
unable to keep their production up
to the demand.
Manufacturers complained to Mr.
Royse that inadequate facilities was
one of the causes of their being un
able to keep up the demands for
their various products and that it was
practically Impossible to obtain cars.
On his return from the trip east
Mr Royse attended the Western Re
tail Lumber Dealers' association at
Letter From Paul P.
Harris Congratulates
Members on Their
The Rotary club received the fol
lowing message today from Paul P.
Harris, the man responsible for or
ganizing the first Rotary club In
Chicago, on February 23, 1905, and
who has since had the title of Presi
dent Emeritus o fthe International
association of Rotary clubs conferred
upon him recognition of the promin
ent part he took in starting the great
Rotary movement.
To the Members of the Rotary Club
of Blackfoot, Idaho.
It is with a sense of deep satis
faction that I think of your city as
embraced in the great Rotariau fold.
Your city, with all of its progressive
ness, and enthusiasm and zeal, its
community spirit, its civic pride, its
idealism, cultural refinements, its art
its music, its literature, in fact with
all of its energies, actual and poten
tial, constitutes a distinct contribu
tion to the cause of humanity.
Your community is also a factor
indispenslble to the fulfillment of Ro
tary's larger purpose to link together
into one indissoluble bond all cities,
the nerve centers of this and every
other land to the end that backward
and undeveloped communities may,
under the inspiring example of the
progressive cities make progress and
to the end that the progressive com
munities may make even greater pro
gress thru unselfish service.
There was a time when might
sought increased power thru oppres
sion of the weak, but might came to
a realization one day that oppression
is a very untrustworthy means to
added power, tbat^.a far more reliable
means is helpfulness. *
Rotary is indeed fortunate In hav
ing acquired the helpful influence of
your progressive city, and I trust that
will not consider it unbecoming
in me when I say that your city is
fortunate, thrice fortunate, in having
a notary club.
First: Because of the fact that it
possesses in its Rotary club a live
forceful energetic body of men who
Congress Considers Pro
ject to Include
First Americans
in Army
A project has been put before con
gress which calls for the inclusion in
the reorganization of the United
States, army of one or more full div
isions of Indian troops. Much testi
mony regarding the efficiency of the
North American Indian as a soldier
has been heard by the house com
mittee in charge of'the military bill
and many instances have been re
counted of personal heroism on the
western front by soldiers.
Dr. J. K. Dixon, secretary of the
National American Indian Memorial
association presented numerous let
ters to the committee attesting the
bravery of Indians in the service
among them being one from General
The plan most favored by advo
cates of giving Indians a place in the
army proposes the establishment of
permanent regimental or battalion
headquarters on or near important
reservations, a system of schools for
the purpose of preparing Indian
youths for a military career and a
higher school to be known as the
"Indian West Point."
Sunday is the Legal
Date for Women to
Grab the Men of
Their Choice
Ask a Man and if He
Refuses You Get a
Silk Dress
Time flys, as time has a habit of
doing, and the day of days when it is
absoutely proper and legal for a
woman to ask a blushing male to be
come her true and lawful husband
is approaching with a rapidity almost
appalling. Only two more days to
complete your plans, only two move
days to invite the man up to the
house, only two more days to frame
up that simple little question, "Will
yuh?" Sunday, Feb. 29, 1920, Is the
day and those of you who contem
plate matrimony had better get busy.
A great many people, male and fe
male, consider leap year and leap
year proposals in the light of a huge
joke. But it isn't. It was considered
a serious proposition in the good old
days m Europe and as far back ns
1288 laws were passed making it
properly legal for a woman to pop
the question and providing a penally
in case the man refused the honor.
Records of those ancient days
show that Scotland in the year 1288
passed a law to the effect that a wo
man could "bespeke ye man she
likes" and if he refused her thov
slipped him a fine of '%ne pundis.''
A few years later France passed tl.e
same law and in the fifteenth cen
tury the custom was legalized in
Genoa and Florence. The following
is quoted from the old Scottish law.
Read it, if you can, and believe:
"It is a statut and ordaint that
during the rein of hir maist blisslt
Continued on page eight
love and are proud of the city in
which they dwell, who carefully
study its needs and conscienciously
seek to serve them in manner which
they in the light of the experiments
and 1 research of 50,000 live purpose
ful Rotarians in 600 other cities find
best suited.
Second: Because of the leavening
influence of the individual Rotarlan,
imbued with the spirit of service,
upon community life.
Third: In the opportunity which
Rotary affords of projecting the in
fluence of your institutions to foreign
fields. As civilization advances and
facilities of communication Increase,
responsibilities grow apace,
may no longer live within them
selves. The light of the genius of
your citizenry, must illuminate the
pathways of all men.
I congratulate you on the progress
you have made and on the progress
you are making and I look expect
antly forward to still greater things
after we shall have rounded our
fifteenth milestone.
A number of local members of the
Knights Templar attended a meeting
of the order at Pocatello Tuesday
evening and saw A. E. McCoy and
O. B. Neuman take their degree.
Those who attended were L. C. Col-
lins, L. J. Chapman, A. E. McCoy, O.
B. Neiynan, E. M. Kennedy, M. H.
Fehnel and J. H. Early The trip was
made by train and auto.
Sam Wright is out again after be
ing ill for some time.
Ten Days Struggle With
Attack of Influenza
and Pneumonia
Weakens Heart
After an illness of nearly two
weeks Mrsj, J. F. Garvin died at a
local hospital Tuesday evening of
influenza and pneumonia. She was
thirty-six years of age.
Mrs. Garvin had been teaching at
the Central school until the time of
her illness. She was prominent in
social and club activities of the city
and numbered a host of admiring
Mrs. Garvin was born in Wisconsin
and spent considerable of her girl
hood in Frankfort, Mich. She mar
ried Mr. Garvin in 1910 and came
immediately to Blackfoot.
She is survived by her husband and
two small children, Frances aged six
and Edwin aged 5.
Funeral services were held at the
Catholic church Thursday morning
and the body shipped to Frankfort,
Mrs. Garvin's former home.
Business houses were all closed
between 9 and 10 o'clock Thursday
morning as a mark of respect to the
memory of Mrs. Garvin.
Arrangements Are Al
most Completed Giv
ing Date of Carni
val in September
Representatives to Meet
and Plan for
It has been practically arranged
by the Bingham county farm bureau
to hold the fair next fall on Septem
ber 21, 22, 23 and 24, which would
make it come between the Twin Falls
and Boise fair dates.
M. O. Monroe and James Christen
sen will attend a meeting this week
in Pocatello of representatives of
county fairs of southern and south
western Idano and northern Utah to
make up a racing schedule. Even if
...ngham county does not go into
the combined racing schedule there
will he local races and other round
up features, according to an an
nouncement by Mr. Monroe this
A plot of the fair grounds Is in
the hands of Wrightfe Winburne,
architects and landscape designers of
Idaho Falls, and a definite plan is
expected soon upon which to go to
work on. ,It is planned to straighten
around the race track and leave room
between it and the city park corner
for a woman's building. Near this
will be enclosed play-grounds for the
children where an attendant will be
in charge of the kiddies while the
mothers take in the fair exhibits.
Buildings for the exhibit of live
stock wll be built this year, and pos
sibly new gates for the grounds. A
funding campaign will be put on for
ten days In the middle of March to
raise $10,000 for these improvements
by the sale of fair stock.
Local Shriners Will
Attend Ceremonial
A number of local Shriners will go
to Burley Saturday to attend the big
Shrine Ceremonial to be held at that
chartered from Pocatello which will
consist of eight cars and the largest
-ngfne in the Pocatello district will
taul the train to its destination, it
will be a stag train fhruout and no
ladies will be permitted to ride
Shriners who contemplate the trip
are James Christensen, J. H. Early,
M. H. Fehnel, Howard Henderson,
George Gagon, H. C. Tavey, W. 0.
Chubbuck, F. E. Seeger and- Fred
Kiefer. Those who are eligible to
make the trip and take their chances
crossing the burning sands are E. M.
Kennedy, L. C. Collins, L. J. Chap
man, A. E. McCoy, Oscar Neuman,
W. F. Berryman, Ed Thorsen, F. C.
Christ and W. C. Stone.
A special train has been
Gregory Davis to
Have Operation
Gregory Davis, the small son of
Walker Davis, left Thursday for
California in company with his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Davis, where he will undergo an op
eration. This Is the last operation
the boy will have preformed.
S. S. Brown of Soda Springs was In
the city Wednesday. He Is getting
some sheep belonging to the Austtln
brothers ready for the coming live
stock show.
How Would You
Like a Law Like This?
How would you like it if a law was
enacted to make you go out of busi
ness in this state and to turn your
business over to some state depart
ment or bureau without paying you
any damages! In addition to that,
how would it suit you to have a law
requiring you to join a certain lodge,
whether you liked it or not, and for
bidding you to join any other lodge
than that one! How would it suit
you if that same law required you to
pay dues in that lodge or go to jail,
and in addition to that, made you
liable to be assessed again in 1925
and in 1928 and 1980 to pay back
dues for what they should have col
lected from you in 1920, but which
they failed to do because they were
not good enough guessers to get it
right in the first assessment.
Some questions like this are
brought out in an article in this
issue, entitled, "Managing Qur Own
Business,'' on page six.
Graveling of Aberdeen
Highway to Cost
About $3800 Per
Mile is Indication
The work of top coating the
grades leading into Aberdeen with
six inches of gravel, is progressing
rapidly, and the indications are that
it will cost about $3800 a mile for
putting on the gravel and rolling it
in. They put on a coat about four
inches deep and roll it in, then put
on about three inches more and roll
It in. The specifications say it shall
be five inches thick at the outside
and seven inches thick at the middle
when rolled hard.
The grade is sixteen feet wide and
has a shoulder that requires special
work to give it form and hardness
to stand up under the traffic.
The Fort Hail macadam is to be
covered with two inches of bitumen
laid'on a rock bace five inches deep,
making a six-inch layer of bltuiithic
road bed when run together hot, and
rolled hard.
When the board of commissioners
got the returns on the road bond
election last year they got busy find-
ing out just what they had to do to
get the state and federal money to
put with our own for building the
sections of the state highway and
every detail of the transactions was
done carefully and under the drlec-
tion of the officials of the state high-
way department. Now it appears that
there is not enough money to go
around and supply all the applica-
tions that have been filed, and Bon-
neville county which filed its applica-
tion long after ours, has been alloted
state and federal money for nineteen
miles of road and state highway of-
ficials deny that our application was
filed in time to get any of the avail-
able funds. This discrepancy was
discovered a few days ago and the
board is now pressing an inquiry on
the state highway department to
know by what authority the home
county of Commissioner Olson of the
hihgway department is placed ahead
of Bingham county in the allotment
of funds. While our application was
pending and while assurances were
being made that we should be taken
care of, this county entered into con-
tracts for road construction on the
Fort Hall macadam and materials
are all on the ground for completion
of the job in early spring.
- * -
Farm Bureau
is After Pictures
The time has come when a de
scriptive booklet of Bingham county
and its industries, its natural and
cultivated beauty, its farms and
homes should be published. In fact
the booklet is already being planned
by M. O. Monroe, who as agricultural
agent was picked to edit the work.
Mr. Monroe is anxious to get snap
shots or pictures of any sort of Bing
ham county farms, crops, homes,
barns, stock and roads. Such photo
graphs will be received by him with
appreciation and they will help in
the necessary work of properly repre
senting the county in booklet forfo.
Johnson Receives
Prison Sentence
J. Vance Johnson convicted of
murder in the first degree was
sentenced to life imprisonment in
the state prison at Boise Tuesday by
Judge F. J. Cowen of the district
ward on October 28, 1919 and was
found guilty by a Jury the week of
February 16. He will be held In the
county jail until representatives of
the state prison arrive to take him
to the pentitentiary.
Johnson killed Reese Har
The King's Daughters met Tues
day night at the home of Miss
Beatrice Blomqulst for a short busi
ness meeting. At the close of the
meeting the young ladies adjourned
to the Bon Ton, where refreshments
were served.
Meet Tuesday After
noon to Hear Repre
sentative of Co-op
erative Concern
Committee to Look In
to Proposition at
Twin Falls
On Tuesday afternoon there was a
meeting of a number of persons re
presenting the beet growers or acting
in their interest, at the office of the
farm bureau, to listen to the presen
tation of the project of building a
mutual or co-operative sugar factory
at Blackfoot. The matter was laid
before the committee by W. B.
Passey of the Idaho Cooperative Beet
Sugar company, who ar^i building
one factory at Filer, Idaho, and have
another mill which they are seeking
a location for. Mr. Passey was ac
companied by O. W. Andelin, and
after spending most of the afternoon
canvassing the subject, they decided
to have a committee go to Twin Falls
to further investigate the company
and its proposition, and if this com
mittee is converted to the project
they will return and present it to
the people of this county for their
Mr. Passey' represented that it
would be possible to erect the factory
In time to grind the 1920 beet crop,
and that the climatic and other nat
ural advantages which Idaho has for
producing sugar will warrant a rapid
expansion of the sugar industry with
out working any hardship on exist
ing factories. He advocates raising
greater acreage every year to take
advantage of the unusual conditions
of the sugar market and make the
Snake river valley the great sugar
house of the world.
Spelling Contest
To Be Held Soon
The Bingham county spelling con
test will be held next Thursday and
Friday at the various schools of the
county. The contest was to have
been held this week, but owing to
the closing of a number of schools it
was postponed.
Winners of the school contests will
meet in Blackfoot in the near future
decide the spelling champion of
the county.
Local Firemen to
Put on Movie Show
The Blackfoot Fire Department
will present a special moving picture
Show next Monday and Tuesday
the Orpheum theater.
The proceeds from the picture will
go towards paying for the cost of
the fire siren.
The Orpheum management has
given free', the use of the theater
and the film service and many busi
ness houses are giving cash to put
with the proceeds of the ticket sale.
The picture itself is a climax of
sensationalism and pictures the most
gigantic and daring fire scenes ever
enacted before a camera.
Hammond Wins
Factory Trip
J. H. Hammond, sales agent for
the Delco light plants, won a prize of
free trip and a term of schooling at
the factory, beginning about the
eighteenth of March.
Mr. Hammond will leave here the
fifteenth of next month and expects
be gone about three weeks. He
made a similar winning last year and
took the trip and the schooling.
Kennedy* Returns
From California
E. M. Kennedy, vice-president of
the First National Bank, returned
the fore part of the week from Palo
Alto, Calif., where he has been
spending some time visiting with his
family. He reports California weather
living up to Its usual standard.
Get Your Eyes
And do away with the NERVE
LEAKAGE doe to their strain,
ing. See
Dr. H.H. Scarborough
The Specialist at
Bedes Hotel

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