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-t / $3 a (Year BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, MONDAY, JULY 18, 1921 Vol. XVII., No. 58 REXBURG WINNERS IN GAME SUNDAY Blackfoot Has an Off Day—Score is Five to One They were strangers and they took ns in, to the tune of 5 to 1. Th,at leaves Rexburg at. the head of the .league, Blackfoot and Pocatello tied while Idaho Falls is shoveling coal in the cellar. Lefty Williams pitched a good game for the local team, but a few costly errors spelled our defeat. The visitors received eight hits and the locals seven. Dame Fortune hovered around the Rexburg players all thru the game, while her daughter was flirting with the Bronks. The lineup follows: Rexburg Lindstrom Malseed .. Hall . Stanger .. Heath . Hillman .. Beesley .. King . Reeves .... * Blackfoot . Howard . Warren . Conger . Owen .. DeKay Thorstenberg .. Wake . Williams . Epling Bell batted for Howard in the eighth, went to left field in the ninth, DeKay going to first base. Farland batted for Williams in the ninth. Pocatello won from Idaho Falls by a score of five to four. ,1b. ,2b. 3b. .ss. .If. .cf. .rf. .p c Mac * Reclamation Drive for Finances is Proving Successful POCATELLO, Idaho.—Excellent results are occuring from the finan cial drive instituted by the Idaho Reclamation association,, according to the statement issued by W. F. Howard of Pocatello, president. At the regular meeting of the as sociation members early in June, all of the counties in the Snake river valley were apportioned money to be paid into the association treasury for operating expenses. President Howard states that the money is now being paid and the spirit of co-operation is gratifying. He also stated that negotiations with Guy Flenner, managing director of the association, suceeding Major Reed, would be taken up next week by the special notification committee. Mr. Flenner is in Seattle and has only known of his selection thru the press. C. B. Ross, chairman of the com mittee to wait upon Mr. Flenner and arrange details, left Sunday for Can yon county. Upon the return of Mr. Flenner to Boise he will join F. F. Johnson of Boise and W. H. Gibson of Mountain Home, the other two members of the committee. Presi dent Howard stated that three more counties, Ada, Minidoka and Madi son had paid half of their quotas since the general meeting and that Twin Falls county commissioners had voted the entire apportionment for that county, half of which would be available at once. * + Idaho Professor Writes Treatise on Public Property UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOS COW.—-^Visions of new opportunities for a man to have trouble with his wife are opened up by a reading of a paper, "Community Property in Pub lic Lands," by Prof, Alvin E. Evans of the University of Idaho law school appearing in the current issue of the (Silifornia Law Review. Professor Evans discusses the following types of cases: 1. A married man makes entry upon public land and the martial relation continues until after final proof is made or patent issues. 2. A married man makes entry and the wife dies or is divorced be fore final proof. 3. A married man makes entry, but dies before the period of resi dence is completed. 4. A single man or woman makes entry and afterward married. 6. Husband and wife settle upon unsurveyed public land not open to entry, the statute giving actual set tlers a preference. This bag of riddles is further com plicated by two or three exceptions or contingencies in several cases. Professor Evans finds Important in consistencies in court decisions, and comes to the conclusion that "a fail ure to make the necessary distinc tions is partly responsible for the confusion that has resulted. >» 4* BLACKFOOTER BOOSTING BURLEY Fred Simons, local manager for the Alexander store, made a trip to Burley Sunday to see (he town and to inspect a store which Mr. Alexander has bought there. Mr. Simons says that it was quite refreshing to see a new town with no old buildings and no shacks. All the business houses are well built and are in good condition. * CLUB WILL MEET The next meeting of the Helping Hand club will be held August 5 at the home of Mrs. A. E. MeCoy west of town. Excursion Planned for Potato Growers of Bingham County The Bingham county farm bureau is arranging an excursion for men interested in growing certified po tatoes to visit Fremont county. The trip is planned for August 5, leav ing here early in the morning so as to be in Ashton for dinner and' St. Anthony in the evening. The Fre mont county farm bureau and the St. Anthony Commercial club have ar ranged an entertainment for the Bingham county visitors at St. Anthony on the evening of August 5 and the excursion should be very instructive as Fremont county is building up a large industry in the production of certified seed potatoes. Anyone desiring to make this trip should notify the farm bureau as it will be necessary for the people in Fremont county to know how many will make the trip in order to make their arrangements for housing and entertaining the visitors. A BIG CELEBRATION ON SELLERS CREEK Pioneer Day Will Be Observed in Real Pioneer Style All the Willow creek country is to assemble on Monday the twenty-fifth at James Christensen's ranch on Sel lers creek thirty-four miles from Blackfoot for a picnic and jolly good time, making a day of it. It is up in the stock country where the cowboy is king and the stockmen and rough riders will be there with the horses that jump high and light hard. There will be boating on the reser voir and fun among the pines and the quaking aspen trees. People in the valley, who want to see the upper valley and get the breath of the range with its sod and brush, a whiff of the breezes from the creeks and bogs and beaver dams with water cress and peppermint and wild strawberries hiding in the high slopes, should get the jitney in good order with clean spark plugs and pulling power up to normal and make a day of it. Take plenty of muc-a muc in your baskets, go in by one road and out by the other and make a great circuit and be glad. Every body up there is going to be glad to see you and will be glad you were at the seeing. Go in via Wolverine if you like and come out via the road leading over the ridge to Ammon or Idaho Falls. The ride thru the canyon will be a treat, the grades will be a little steeper as you near tffe summit, and if you have a Ford or one with equal pulling power you may have to do a little pushing on two or three of the steepest grades, but you will get up all right because everybody gets up that has their car in good working condition and somebody to jump out and push In a pinch. If you go in by the other road and come back via Wolverine the climbing will not be quite so steep. No matter which way you go, take plenty of time to climb the hills. Don't get in a hurry and heat your engine. Stop and put in cool water at an occasional creek crossing while the folks enjoy the scenery, keep the old machine cool and be content to plug along on low gear till you get on top, and then keep it in low gear or intermediate on all the steep places coming down. Don't try to hold it with your breaks Continued on page S B. F. Sheehan, state seed commis sioner, spent the last week in Bing ham county inspecting the Grimm alfalfa seed fields in Sterling, Spring field and Aberdeen, was accompanied on his field Inspec tion work by the board of directors of the Idaho Grimm Alfalfa Seed Growers association, George A. Line, L. C. Aicher, I. N. Noyer, H. K. Wiley and R .R. Davis and E. W. Stephens, county agent. Mr. Sheehan visited 140 fields and was very much pleased with the con dition in which he found them. The fields on the whole are in excellent condition, free from noxious weeds, and he predicts an unusually good crop of Grimm Alfalfa seed in the Sterling and Aberdeen sections. * Inspection Made of Grim mAlfalfa At Springfield Mr. Sheehan j The work of the alfalfa weevil was noticable in some sections, but due to the preventative measures cafried on by the growers in spraying for the control of the weevil the damage done by this part is cut to the mini mum. During Mr. Sheehan's visit here he also attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Grimm Alfalfa Seed Growers association. ♦ WAPELLO WILL CELEBRATE People are Invited to celebrate Pioneer Day on Monday, the twenty fifth at the wilds of Wapello, com mencing at 10 o'clock in the morn ing and closing at midnight with the medely of the grand ball. There will be music and speeches followed by refreshments and sports, a ball game between Wapello and the Moreland hay diggers, some horse races and everything for fun. V, Lv UT OF A world flame, the colors made sacred by t h e valor of Amercian man hood, rose trium phant at Chateau Thiery and turned back the German hordes three years ago this week. o (a a . i U! 1l i, ■Ui re A V * i t. and the "barage"—preparation by cutting everything to pieces with artillery before making an advance, and laying down a barage to cover the shock troops while they are making their way to the place of doing definite nnd decisive business for a certain few minutes that count. It was all planned in advance, dates given for each move and for reaching each objective, and it was carried out by the wrist watch, the ledcrs working by the maps. At this the third anniversary of the second battle of the Marne, leading merchants in Blackfoot are changing war tactics to commerce and pleasure, laying out the fun in advance, cutting the prices to smithereens, and giving the dates to the public so they can carry it out by the wrist watch. The preparation is the cutting of prices. The barage is the .45 minutes from the close of one "fifteen-minute sale" to the opening of the next one at the next "objective.'' Fifteen minutes is given in which to take possession of the goods—the objective, and then comes another barage of 45 minutes during which the people engaging in the contest will go to the next objective prepared to take On page three of this paper is the map of the way the pep de veloped in war is applied to the practices of peace to bring about de cision, fun, frolic and quick completion of business. Read it and see how rapidly this old world is putting Aside its scars and putting smiles in their places. A feature of the world war was ,tlie "preparation it. MORALS OF YOUTH GOVERNOR'S TOPIC Fathers and Mothers In dulging in Luxury Forget Duties MOSCOW, Ida,—Immorality and disease are increasing among boys and girls of Idaho and every state in the Union, Governor D. W. Davis told summer school students in an assem bly address here. "Fathers and mothers are indulg ing in pleasure and luxuury," he said, "and forgetting their duties in the home. The industiral school and penitentiary are filling up and the insane asylums have more patients than ever before. "The youth of our land have gone beyond the restraints of fathers and mothers in many homes. The blame is laid at the doors of the high schools, but much that takes place happens outside the schools. The schools must have the co-operation of the homes, and the homes must have the co-operation of your teach ers. Tells of Disease "I could tell you of cases of dis ease in schools in this state that would make you shudder, have talked with a dozen governors and find that the things are on the increase in every state. If, any of you doubt these things, cbme to Boise and inquire at the department of public welfare, and we will show you 2000 / records from the replies of physicians to whom we have sent inquiries, the old fashioned idea of parenthood. And I "I am not fighting the picture shows, but I am fighting the pictures that they show," the governor ex claimed, at which there was an in stant response qf applause from the teachers. "Any boy can go to the picture show seven nights in the week and find but how to commit any crime he wishes to commit, and any girl can go to the show and learn how to make any advance she desires to make.' "The automobile is chargeable with a lot of things about which I am talking. "Fathers and mothers must get j Children must get the idea—they must learn it in school-—that father and mother are the best friends they ever had. "The foundation on which this government is built is the home. If this home is kept pure the future of the government is secure."— Idaho Statesman. + NEW STATE POSITIONS CREATED Miss Kathryn Burggraff of Black foot has been appointed rural sup ervisor of this congressionaP district of Idaho to visit rural schools under direction of the county superinten dent to help teachers who are not well qualified or who need coaching in their work. This is a new position created re cently and there are two directors in the state. Each director will be able to visit a few schools in each county. FORESTRANGERS SET GOOD EXAMPLE Put Ban on "Smokes During Fire Season * » Recognizing the danger of forest fires from burning tobacco even when used by forest officers, District Forester R. H. Rutledge has called upon the field workers of the Inter mountain national forests to volun tarily refrain from smoking during the next few months of high fire hazard except in camp and places of regular habitation or in barren and other places where there is positively no fire danger. In response to the call every smoker in the service is writing his immediate superior agreeing to cut out the smokes in the woods until the fall rains send the fire season of 1921 into the "closed" section of the records. "The forest ranger recognizes," says District Forester Rutledge, "that accidents will happen and that even the most care ful man has lapses. Further it is, of course, the plain duty of the forest officer to do everything within his power by ex ample, education and otherwise to eliminate the serious hazard which results from careless smokers in the forests. A large body of forest of ficers doing without their smokes for the good of the cause should be a patent factor in driving home the idea of care with fire both to the gen eral public and to the thousands of individuals who come in contact with the rangers on the job," said Mr. Rutledge. "The call for voluntary action on the part of field men left it up to the forest superivsors to absolutely pro hibit smoking by their men during the fire season, but the rush of vol unteers has proved that such action will in no case be necessary." To date the fire season in the in termountain forests has been favor able. The period of high hazard is now here, however, and forest of ficers indicate- that nothing will be left undone in education, example, or strict enforcement of the fire laws and regulations to eliminate the man made fire from the forests. •h Man Has a Narrow Escape From Death B y Electrocution Vem Farr of Lewisville narrowly escaped death from electrocution Wednesday afternoon at Menan while moving a hay derrick. Mr. Farr was hold the cable rope and when passing under a high volt age wire the cable came in contact with the wire, breaging it. Farr was rendered unconscious and was badly burned on the back of both hands. Doctors -were immediately called and he was rushed to a hospital in Rigby, where it is thought he will recover. At the tiihe Mr. Farr was injured one of the horses on the derrick team was killed by the force of the electricty. Plans are Made to Have Old Pioneer Speak at Fort Hall POCATELLO, Idaho. — Negotia tions are being taken up with Ezra Meeker, possibly the oldest pioneer of the northwest, now entering his ninety-second year, to have him de liver an address at the ceremonies at old Fort Hall commemorating the preaching by Jason Lee of the first Christian sermon west of the Rock ies. The sermon was preached Sun day, July 27, 1834, according to the record of Nathanial Wyeth. Negotiations with Mr. Meeker are being taken up by Dr. Minnie Howard, secretary of the Wyeth chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, who are supporting the historical celebration at the old fort site. In 1916 Mr. Meeker, then a gray-haired and aged man, made his last trip thru southern Idaho in his famous prairie schooner. It was on this trip that he definitely located, with the assistance of Fort Hall Indians and pioneers of Bannock county, the exact site of the old fort, which he considered to be the most important point on the whole Oregon trail. IRRIGATED CROPS ADVANCE RAPIDLY Weather is Warm and Dry Thruout the State BOISE, Idaho.—The weekly sum mary of weather and crop conditions in Idaho for the week ending Tues day, July 12, by the U. S. depart ment of agriculture, Charles F. Marvin, chief, shows that the week was very warm and dry generally thruout the state. In the southern counties it was the warmest week of the summer so far and temperatures of 100 degrees or more were re corded in many localities. There was a high percentage of sunshine. Hot winds occurred in a few localities, but for the most part the week was calm. It was a very favorable week for the rapid advance of crops, particu larly in the irrigated districts where all vegetation made good growth; in the dry farm sections the lack of rain is beginning to be felt and altho crops continued to progress they would be. much benefitted by a good rain. Pastures and ranges are dry ing in exposed places. Range feed, however, is still plentiful in most lo calities and cattle and sheep are thriving for the most part, but in some of the northern counties stock are being so pestered «by mosquitoes and flies that they are losing flesh. It was good corn weather and that crop made rapid strides. Beets are growing fast and are in good shape mostly, but in a few districts some of the beet pests have made their ap pearance. The weather was ideal for harvest ing hay and grain which is the lead ing activity on ntos? farms at this time. The second cutting of alfalfa is getting under way in the earlier districts; timothy harvest is becom ing general; winter wheat harvest is spreading rapidly into the later dis tricts. All these crops are reported as yielding well and are being se cured in excellent condition. Early potato harvest is on. There is a heavy crop, but growers are much disappointed in the prices being offered. 1 •h Socialist Speaker Will Prosecute Her Abductors is Report GIRARD, Kan.—Mrs. Kate Rich ards O'Hare, widely known Socialist lecturer and writer, who was knid naped from the home of her sponsor in Twin Falls, Idaho, July 1, after a lecture by her had been announced for that evening, has employed Jake A. Shephard of Fort Scott as her at torney. Her daughter, Katheleen O'Hare, announced that Mrs. O'Hare will prosecute the case against the eleven men who are said to have ab ducted her. Carl De Long and Doctor Snook of Twin Falls are two of the nine men arrested by Sheriff Robinson of oMntello, Nev. Miss O'Hare said and the police records there will show the names of the other seven men. They will be charged with kidnaping, de portation from one state to another, and causing injury to the health of the victim as a result of the hard twelve-hour ride, resulting in con gestion of the lungs, she declared. Mrs. O'Hare was released from federal prison by President Wilson, after serving fourteen months of a sentence for violation of the espion age law.—Salt Lake Tribune. + RETURN FROM BOISE Dr. H. B. Hudson and wife are back from Boise, where they spent two weeks attending a convention of dentists and in conducting examina tions for dentistry. The doctor is the president of thq state dental asso ciation. There was a interim of one week between the engagements and they spent that time touring south ern Idaho wltout seeing any town that looked as prosperous as Black foot. COUNCIL DECIDES AGAINST PAVING Vote Stands Three to Four With One Mem ber Absent The city council held a special meeting Thursday evening to con sider the protests aaginst paving the proposed district. The council decided Tuesday that it would be best to have all mem bers present on this matter and for that reason it was not acted on definitely Tuesday evening, so Thurs day was set as the time for this action, all except one member being present. In the meantime the city engineer was directed to ascertain the number of feet in the district owned by the protesting parties. He found that 35.8 per cent was owned by those protesting. The matter was talked over, by the council and -a vote called for which resulted, three for the paving and four against. V Woman Saves Boy From Drowning in Port Neuf River Idaho. Worth, 5-year old boy, owes his life to Mrs. George Bowers, who Friday evening rescued him from the treach erous waters of the Portneuf river. The boy, in company with several other lads, was in swimming below the Custer street bridge. As dusk began to fall the other boys climbed out and dressed. Victor remained in the cold water too long and was in the clutches of a current headed for midstream, when his plight was noticed by Mrs. Bowers. She plunged into the water, battled her way to the lad and brought him to shore. Considerable work was required to restore breathing, as the lungs had filled with water. POCATELLO, Victor Pendleton Expects To Have a Bigger Round-up This Year PENDLETON, Ore.—New world's records in the events which make the Pendleton round-up famous the world over are expected at the 1921 show which wil be staged here Sep tember 22, 23 and 24. Fast relay strings, wild young steers and bucking "bronks" whose hasty temper and uncertain disposi tion will give the cowboys a chance to show their skill in the bucking contests, are promised for the great out-door drama. The steer bulldog glng gives indication of being a most spectacular event, for Ray McCarrol and Frank McCarrol, two brothers, are vielng for the championship. Frank McCarroll recently broke all records when he bulldogged in 7 3-5 seconds, but his brother, Ray, suc ceeded a few days ago in clipping two-fifths of a second off this time. One of the features of the show is the speed with which events are given. The big panorama of events begins each day exactly at 1.30 p. m., and continues without pause during the afternoon. Never is the slogan "Something Doing Every Minute" better exemplified than at the round up. Among the 1921 round-up visitors this year will be W. B. Brown, na tionally known illustrator of Boston, Mass. He expects to find many sub jects for drawings at the show. An other visitor will be Dr. George Black, prominent physician of White Plains, New York. Round-up devotees, new and old, will be interested in the announce ment that Colonel Charles Welling ton Frulong's book, "Leb 'er Buck," is now on the press. It is the official round-up book and its sale is spon sored by the round-up association. The book, which contains 200 pages, is profusely illustrated with fifty re productions of round-up photo graphs. It was recently reviewed in the New York Times. Wireless Phone to be Used to Protect Idaho's Forests GRANGEVILLE, Idaf.— R. B. Adams, telephone engineer with the forestry department, arrived from McCall, Monday, enroute to the Buffalo Hump district, to install a wireless telephone plant for com munication between points in the Nez Perce and Idaho national forests for the transaction of forestry busi ness and prevention of fires, a plant having been recently placed at War rens. These plants are the first to be Installed and have a range of seventy-five miles, with a 24- hour service. Recent tests have shown a two-day result of 205 miles. The operators stand by to r eceive or send communications at stated periods. The Hump plant will be in charge of M. B. McCullough of Salt Lake. *K DEATH OF INFANT Elizabeth, the Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Dolman, . died at the family home on South University avenue this morning.