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$3 A YeAX BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1921 Vol. XVII., No. 61 GREAT WASTE TO BE OVERCOME BY ENLARGED PROTECT Seven Towns Will be Asked to Co-operate for Enlarging Fort Hall Project WILL MAKE SURVEY Funds to be Raised for Carrying on Survey With Government At the meeting of delegates from three towns held at Blackfoot Tues day evening an organization was formed for the purpose of ultimately securing the enlargement of the Fort Hall irrigation system. E. M. Ken nedy was made temporary chairman and J. H. Early temporary secretary of the organization and an executive committee will be selected by the presidents of the Commercial clubs of the towns from American Falls to Idaho Falls. A finance committee will be appointed to raise funds to pay the people's share of the survey in conjunction with the govern ment's engineers so that a full and complete report may be laid before congress and other officials at Wash ington to show what are the re sources and what will be the cost to be considered in the project. The meeting was attended by 100 men, mostly from Pocatello and Blackfoot and Senator Dubois ex plained briefly that along the east ern side of the valley between Presto bench and American Falls lie large bodies of land .approximately about 80,000 acres with no water for irrigation, and in the great mountain valleys to the eastward enormous quantities of water run oft and flow into the sea without being used. The government reservoir on the Black foot impounds a large amount of water behind a dam that is unsafe and liable to wash out and destroy property' valued at millions of dol lars. A new dam should be built to secure the people and property in the country below it, and reservoirs should be built to impound water at Gray's lake, Henry's lake and at the Blackfoot canyon at the junction of the Wolverine. The government canals supplying the lands on the reservation are insufficient, and practically all the settlers including the Indians are suffering from lack of water for their crops and cannot expand their operations under the present system unless it is enlarged. The senator's statements were en dorsed and vouched for by Engineers W. O. Cotton, representing the Presto bench project, W. P. Havenor representing the Water Users asso ciation of Pocatello and vicinity, C. B. Ross, engineer connected with many irrigation projects and for some time past making investiga tions In this part of the state, Indian Agent W. M. Donner of Ft. Hall, Representative Peter G. Johnston of Bingham county, Carl Valentine, president of the First National bank of Pocatello and others. The committee on resolutions consisting of J. B. Bistline, chair man; J. H. Early, secretary; P. G. Johnston,, W. O. Cotton and W. M. Donner presented the following reso lutions: First—The following reso lution be presented to your assembly and if adopted, officially transmitted to the commissioner of Indian affairs also a copy furnished our congres sional deelgation and a copy to the chairman of the Indian affairs in the senate and the house of representa tircs. We recommend the appoint ment of the following engineers: W. P. Havenor, representing the Water Users association of Pocatello and vicinity; W. O. Cotton, representing the Presto bench district, Indian Agent W. M. Donner representing the Fort Ha|l Indian Reservation and we respectfully recommend that the commissioner of Indian affairs Continued on page 4 SPECIAL 32x3 j fabric tires with inner tube $ 15.00 For ten days only Bingham Motor North Main Street / Big Celebration to be Held at Henry Two Days in August A real wild west celebration will be held at Henry, August 12 and 13. There will be a cowboy band there to furnish music for all the events and Professor Casto of the Utah agricultural college will lecture on the "Livestock Industry of the West." Open air dancing will be another feature of this big two day celebra tion besides the cowboys, who will gather from every place that claims to excell in cowboy sports and will settle their disputes of the saddle and rope during these two days. The fishing in that section is very good this year and chicken hunting will be fine. The camping grounds are in excellent condition and a motor boat on the lake will furnish entertainment for those who like boating. + COUNCIL REDUCES SPRINKLING TAX More Paving Added; Trouble Over Freight Bill The city council at their meeting Tuesday evening added the alley in block forty-six to the paving district which was passed at the last regular meeting. Judicial street was also added to the district and will be paved from the east line of Shilling avenue to the west line of University. The council reduced the sprinkl ing tax from 17 cents a foot for property within the paving to twelve cents. The property outside the pav ing district received a cut of 2 cents, being cut from 8 to 6 cents. The city purchased some materia^ from a pipe company last winter which was to be delivered f. o. b. Blackfoot, but when the material ar rived there was a freight bill at tached to it. City Clerk QuiUin paid the bill for the material deducting the amount of the freight from the total. Then the railroad company came around later with a corrected state ment and left the city the balance amounting to about $60. The pipe company feeling t,hey had been slighted came back on the railroad for the corrected amount. The rail road came to the city then for a re fund and the city clerk was directed to return the amount getting a bill to show that the amount was paid. 4 BOY BREAKS ARM Glen Wiltamuth, the ten year old of Mrs. David Wiltamuth of East Bridge street had the misfortune of breaking his arm Monday evening. Thq accident occured • when several of the boys were playing with an automobile tire and Glen states he was in the tire and when it was started to roll down an incline his arm was broken, just how is not known. A doctor was immediately called and the injured arm treated. The boy is getting along nicely now. son + COMING TO OUR FAIR Jesse S. Richards and his brother Harold P. Richards were up from the Richards livestock farm at Vir ginia, Idaho, Saturday and said they were anxious to see how "their county fair" is coming along. They live over in the south end of Ban nock county, but they are going to bring a carload of fine hogs to the Blackfoot fair. They went out to see what is be ing done to the grounds and were delighted with it. * VISITS IN BLACKFOOT Mrs. Sarah Maughan of Provo visited recently with her daughter Mrs. W. W. Maughn at the Commer cial hotel and left for home on Wed nesday accompanied by Master Or ville Maughan. FAIR BOARD WILL MEET FRIDAY AND PLAN BIG EVENTS September Fair Will Come up for Consid eration at Regular Weekly Meeting STOCK IS DONATED Shower Baths Sug gested for Tourist Park On Friday morning at 10 o'clock the regular weekly meeting of the fair board will be held, and some definite plans will be under consid eration for the September fair in ad dition to the matters already an nounced in the premium list which <s now printed and about ready for dis tribution. At the last meeting of the board it was indicated that in an other week Or so it would be desir able to begin to tell the public some thing about what is to be expected on fair week which is from September 20 to 23. A good many Bingham county people will invite their friends from other places to come and see them at fair time and see the fat of the land on exhibit and people want to know what to say in their letters of invitation when they write. For a number of years the sports of the roundup have been featured rather prominently, and now there is a tendency to get back to a mammoth exhibit of the pro ducts of the land and fill in the sport program with horse races and base ball as in the olden days before horses became so scarce. People want to have one long last look at the horse in action before he makes his exit to give up the space to the speed fiend. Work on the fair grounds is still in progress and the new steel fence is being extended. The committee in charge of Younie park have de cided to reconstruct the crooked ditches along the new steel fence line and put them into one ditch built right by the fence. There is considerable expression of local peo ple to the effect that by the opening of the 1922 tourist season there should be shower baths at the camp for both men and women, and the place to have them in on platforms over the irrigation ditch so the drainage from the shower baths will go into the ditch. Everybody com ing in off of a hot, dusty drive wants bath almost as much as they want their meal, and shower baths can be maintained with little expense. One two tanks of water with the electric water heaters on them will take the chill off of the water, and another tank connected with the kitchen with a water heater at tached will keep a supply of water hot for cooking. This is a great help to hungry travelers. There is considerable interest in the proposi tion to install some electric plates for cooking and thereby making the traveling public all happy. It looks as if the fair grounds and Younie park will be thought of almost as one hereafter, since they are being developed together into a great play ground and their drives are all hooked up into one system. About two dozen of the men and firms around town have indicated their willingness to have their fair stock turned over to the grounds committee and have the value of it expended on improvements, plan is to have the county repay to stockholders what they originally in vested in fair stock, and this will be paid out of the 1921 and 1922 taxes, but H. F. Hoffman, Dr. MacFarland and some of the other base ball fans proposed last spring that people who could afford it should sign over their stock to the committee, and author ize the expenditure of its value on such improvements as the owner of the stock should designate. A good many people liked the idea, said they did not expect their money back when they gave it, and would accept this arrangement. It seemed the more urgent because the county com missioners said they could not spend much if any money on the fair grounds this year, and if any work was done it would have to be paid for by individuals. Much incom pleted wdrk had already been begun last year and here is an opportunity to give employment to a few people in dull times and get the most es sential work finished such as seed ing the field to grass, getting the base ball and foot ball grounds in perfect condition and getting things to grow ing to make natural beauty. The commissioners consider that in cases where the individual is willing to donate his fair stock, the county will advance the money to cash it as fast as the work is done instead of wait ing until the taxes are collected and disbursed according to the contract made for buying out the stockhold ers. Every taxpayer in the county is now doing something for the fair and the generous fellows who hold stock have a chance to do more. These People Have Given The following is a list of the names of those firms and people who< have already decided to give their stock. A good many others have the Continued on page four a or The Search to be Made by Pioneers for Petrified Forest POCATELLO, Ida.—Ezra Meeker, who delivered the address at the Fort Hall celebration yesterday, ar rived in Pocatello Sunday night from SdftttlD Immediately after his arrival in Pocatello he asked for the services of some one familiar with the old Oregon trail between the original Fort Hall and Soda Sprlngs. He said that a short time before he left Seattle C. B. Bagley, northwest his torian, who crossed the plains in 1852, told him of recollecting dis tinctly a large amount of petrified wood somewnere along the trail be tween Soda Springs and the spot where Pocatello now stands. Mr. Bagley, he said, also said that in one day's travel he counted 121 fresh made graves. _ > It is the purpose of Mr. Meeker to secure a guide to locate this petrified wood if possible and to select a suit able place for a monument or a marker between here and Soda Springs. Despite his old age, Mr. Meeker is a tireless worker and at present is publishing "Seventy Years of Pro gress," which has been preceded by several other of his historical books. were them over, 4* SQUIRREL POISON IS EATEN BY MEN Strychnine is Baked in Biscuits, But Men Recover Three men ' ate heavy doses of strychine at the Ed Hatch place near the Pole bridge last Saturday and lived. They saved their lives by filling up quickly on olive oil, lard and fresh eggs. The men to whom this experience came were Edward and D. B. Hatch of Blackfoot and E. B. Ball of Idaho Falls. Ed Hatch was batching at the dry farm and had been poisoning squir rels with strychine In flour. Strangely enough he kept the pan of flour in the bottom of the cupboard and when noon came D. B. Hatch, feeling quite at home at his brother's place, began getting dinner while his brother was out doing some work and had biscuits and other things on the table when he came In. Hatch ate about half a biscuit when he stopped and remarked that the biscuits were bitter. His brother thought of the squirrel poison and learned that all of it had been made into the biscuits, the remnants of an ounce of the poison, had eaten more than any of the others and it looked as if each of them had eaten more than enough to cause death. D. B. was already suf fering from a commotion in the stomach and was getting nervous and had that strychnine symptom of dizziness with Inclination to fall over backward, bed a bottle of olive oil and pressed it to his lips telling him to drink, and he did. Immediately there was a change for the better and he fol lowed up with swallowing lard from a ten pound pail in the cupboard and followed that with raw eggs and the others followed his lead. They were all very sick, but none of them vomited. They sat around all the afternoon looking at each other and studying their condition. They had two cars there, but none of them thought it advisable to try to drive them. As time went on and they be came hopeful of recovering due to the use of antidotes, they decided that it was better to keep as still as they could rather than be trying to get to town and by morning they felt pretty safe and went home. By the use of laxatives they found that the contents of the intestines greeil and of shocking appear ance, but none of them seem to have sustained any permanent injury. D. B. D. B. Hatch His brother grab * KEEP TAB ON FAIR Robert and Wesley Anderson of the Anderson & Sons Lumber Co. of Utah and Idaho were in Blackfoot Thursday on their way to Sugar City and said they were keeping tab on what we are doing at our fair grounds and what we propose to put during the September fair. Robert said that he was going to keep an open date for the week be ginning September 20 and be at Blackfoot unless he was in a bear Wesley said he was in love on trap. with our fair grounds and never missed a chance to go in and look -+ CAR DELIVERIES The Bingham Motor company the past thirty days delivered cars to the following people: Ray Ragan, J. W. Wall, W. J. Lindsay, E. N. Bingham, George Marshall, Mrs. Annie Rodgers, V. A. Barrer, R. D. Brown, James Welch, J. Hartong, Gem State Laundry, O. M. Belnap, W. E. Patrie, John Green and C. W. Johnson. 4* TROOPER INJURED Albert Swinson of troop B had an accident with his horse while train ing Monday and received some in juries to his hip and shoulder. BLACKFOOT AGAIN TAKES LEADERSHIP OF LOCAL LEAGUE Bronks Shut Out In d i a n s—Howard Given Splen did Support BIG GAME MONDAY Rexburg Giants Fall Be fore Heavy Wallops of Local Hitters Martin Howard pitched a shut out game Sunday against Pocatello and Blackfoot scalped the Indians by a two to nothing score. The boys played air tight ball from start to finish and Pocatello never even threatened to score. Game by Innings Kutch reached first on Thorsten berg's error, Kirkendall'retired on a sacrifice hit. Grayson filed out to Owens and Mason struck out. No hits, no runs, one error. Blackfoot—DeKay struck out, Thorstenberg grounded out to Cowan, Conger Hied out to Meyers. No hits, no runs, ho errors. Second—McCurdy knocked a high fly into the infield, Warren followed it and retired the batter. Sibert grounded out to Howard, Meyers singled, Phillips flied out to Thors tenberg. One hit, no runs, no errors. Warren filed to Meyers, Owens flied to Mason, Pond doubled, Gil bert walked, Bell flied out to Meyers. One hit, no runs, no errors. Third—Cowan grounded to Owens Kutch flied out to Thorstenberg, Kirkendall singled, Grayson out Owens to DeKay. One hit, no runs, no errors. Howard grounded out, DeKay reached first ota Siberts error. Thorstenberg hit to Meyers and DeKay was retired Meyers to Mc Curdy. Thorstenberg safe on first. Conger filed to left field Phillips missed scored, Warren singled scoring Con ger and is put out at first when he is caught off the bag. One hit, two tuns, two errors. Fourth—Warren made a spectacu lar catch of Mason's foul, McCurdy hit to Bell but is retired trying to make second. Sibert flied out to Thorstenberg. One hit, no runs, no errors. Owens grounded out, Pond flied out to Meyers, Gilbert struck out. No hits, no runs, no errors. Fifth—Meyers went to first on Gil bert's error, Phillips flied out to Bell, Cowan struck out. No hits, no runs, the catch, Thorstenberg one error. Bell hit a pop up to Cowan and Howard struck out, DeKay grounded out. No hits, no runs, no errors. Sixth—Kirkendall flied out to Pond, Grayson grounded out, Mason out Owens to DeKay. No hits, no runs, no errors. Thorstenberg grounded out to Mason. One hit, no runs, no errors. Seventh—McCurdy grounded out, Sibert hit a fly to Thorstenberg, Meyers singled and stole second, Phillips out Howard to DeKay. One hit, no runs, no errors. Pond grounded out Cowan to Sibert, Wake struck out, Bell walked and Howard struck out. No hits, no runs, no errors. Eighth—Cowan flied out to Thors tenberg, Kutch singled, Kirkendall struck out, Grayson flied out to Thorstenberg. One hit, no runs, no errors. DeKay and Thorstenberg struck out, oCnger flied to Phillips. No hits, no runs, no errors. Ninth—Mason flied to Conger, Mc Curdy struck out, Sibert singled, Meyers reached first on Wake's er ror, Phillips flied out to Bell. LJneup for Sunday: Conger and Blackfoot ... DeKay .2 b. Owens . Conger .... Gilbert . Bell Pocatello .lb. Sibert . Meyer® . Kutch . McCurdy .ss. Phillips Kirkendall .cf.... Thorstenberg .... Pond . Warren Howard ,3 b. If rf Mason Grayson Cowan Rexburg was determined to win Monday, but they forgot that the Blackfoot team might have some thing to say about the winning. It aroused the feeling of the Black foot boys to be left out of such a deal __ they just decided that they would win and proceeded to do so, the final score being three to one. of the best games of the sea son and knowing that the top jung of the league ladder was unoccupieu each team was playing for that posi tion. c. ~i..~p so It was one The local team is greatly strength ened by the procuring of Simmons for shortstop. Lineup for Monday: Blackfoot Rexburg Lindstrom ivialseed Hall . Stanger .. Heath .... Seaton .... Hillman Reeves ... King . Epling .. Owens Conger Simmons . Bell cf.... Thorstenberg . DeKay Warren Williams .lb. .2b. ,3b. .ss. If .rf. .c. P Continued on page four Newly Appointed Reclamation Head Declines Position Returning from a three-weeks' outing in north Idaho, Guy Flenner of Boise conferred with a commit* tee of the Idaho Reclamation asso ciation diretorate, composed by Will H. Gibson of Mountain Home, F. F, Johnson of Boise and Ben Ross of Pocatello, relative to the action of the directors in electing him man ager of the association to succeed the late Major Reed. Mr. Flenner says he declined the offer as a permanent position in view of other matters in hand, but agreed to give sufficient time to undertake to revive the association so it would continue to function. The selection of a permanent manager will be de ferred until September, he stated. Mr. Flenner says he has no inten tion of moving from Boise nor of giving up other matters that have engrossed his attention.—Idaho Statesman. + MESSAGE SENT TO SCOH'S CARAVAN Governor Sends Mes sage to Gathering at Old Fort Hall In recognition of two events im portant in Idaho history of a widely different time and circumstance, two telegrams of greeting were sent yes terday from the office of Governor D. W. Davis. The first was directed to the peo ple assembled Wednesday at old Fort Hall, near Pocatello to commemorate the first pioneer sermon preached in Idaho. The other was sent to the emigrants who will leave New York today in W. D. Scott's automobile caravan to settle on land in the Rose worth tract southwest of Twin Falls. At old Fort Hall the Rotary club, B. P. O. Elks, Daughters and Sons of the Revolution and other organi zations joined in celebrating the an niversary of the first recorded ser mon preached in the Idaho country by the Rev. Jason Lee, a Methodist missionary, at the newly established for July 27, 1834. To this assembly the governor sent the following message: "You are to commemorate a mo mentous event. The progress of any people parallels its spiritual pro Jason Lee's first sermon gress. pioneered the spiritual and material development of Idaho. May we bet ter understand in the future the necessity for higher thoughts. Other things will be added to us. My re spects and greetings to that splendid gentleman, Ezra Meeker." w; D. Scott and his caravan of modern pioneerB are scheduled to "hop off" on their transcontinental journey from Columbus Circle, New York, Thursday. Mayor Hyldn of New York and the president of the borough of Brooklyn will bid them farewell and good fortune. Gover nor Davis extended to them his greetings. Large Attendance at Celebration on Site of Old Fort About forty carloads of people as sembled at old Fort Hall on the bot toms Wednesday afternoon to hear Ezra Meeker deliver his address re garding the Oregon trail and the building of Fort Hall in 1834. The gathering was made up chiefly of people from Pocatello and Blackfoot and a few from different places in Southern Idano. > '•*' Mr. Meeker is 91 years old and he stood on the pedestal of the monu ment and read the address and was listened to with marked attention. The rye grass that covers the grounds had been mowed down the day before so people could easily ex plore the plat which formerly com prised the stockade. There were no mosquitoes worth mentioning, and after the address many of the vist ors drove over to the site of the adobes and had picnic dinners before going home. It is thirty-four miles to the site of Fort Hall from Blackfoot via the Tilden bridge and it is thirty-five miles via Tyhee. The Tyhee road is much better and there are two rather difficult places to get thru with a car on the Tilden bridge road. TWO DRIVERS AT FAULT S. G. Garbin and wife of Pocatello and L.. E. Spraker and family of Blackfoot collided on the Pocatello road above Tyhee Wednesday even ing at dusk. Mr. Garbin was going to Pocatello and was driving at a fair rate of speed. Mr. Spraker was hitting it at a high clip and they met on a curve with both cars a little too close to he center of the road and the brushed fenders and hubs. Gar bin's car was turned across the bor row pit at a sharp angle, but took to the sagebrush without turning over. Spraker's car kept to its course, but the blow on the hub broke the crank shaft and spilled all of his oil In the road by the time he could stop the car. None of the passengers got hurt and Garbin was able to resume his journey on his own power, but Spraker had to be towed in.