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$3 a Year BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, MONDAY, AUGUST i, 1921 Vol. XVII., No. 62 LOCAL GROWERS TO INSPECT POTATOES Party Will Examine Certified Potatoes in Fremont County The potato excursion .party going to St. Anthony on August 5 will leave Blackfoot at 7.30 by car, reaching Ashton at noon. The Ash tion Commercial club will banquet them at noon and in the afternoon they will be taken about the county under the direction of County Agent White to inspect the certiAed pota toes in Fremont county. After they inspect the potatoes they will be dined by the St. Anthony Commercial club and in the evening they will be entertained by the Com mercial club and Fremont county farm bureau. The party will return to Blackfoot Saturday morning. Fremont county is a certiAed potato seed section and people who have tried their seed have found it increased their yield, and helped to eliminate the disease we have here. It is very desirable that every community be represented by at least one man and we would like to have as many go as possible. Cars will be furnished at Ashton for those who cannot go by auto mobile from here. You may take the morning train to Ashton, leav ing Blackfoot at 8.30 and return Saturday morning at 10 o'odock. If you are going, be sure ot call the farm bureau ofAce and tell them how many you will have in your car, or whether or not you could take more passengers. The farm bureau must not know later than Tuesday, Aug. 2 approximately how many will go in order that the St. Anthony peo ple may know how many to prepare for. Don't tail to make every effort to attend this excursion as it is going to be well worth the time and money spent. 4* POCATELLO AUDIT ING ITS ACCOUNTS Claim is Registered Against Former Clerk and Treasurer According to the Salt Lake Tribune of July 29, the city of Po catello has a claim against Patrick J. Phelan, former city clerk and treasurer, for the sum of 34294.51 and that a portion of the transac tions making up this amount are clearly criminal in nature," was the statement made in the report of C. B. Moon of the Bryon Defenbach & Sons company, auditors, covering a com plete audit of the city books from May 1, 1919 to May 5, 1921, sub mited to/the council in executive ses sion last night. Mr. Phelan was Democratic candidate for mayor in the last election. Mayor Budge was instructed by the council to call upon the surety company bonding Mr. Phelan to make, good the sum alleged due the city. ' The former clerk is alleged to have issued an illegal warrant for 32391.46, which the audit states was drawn during the last few hours of his ofAce tenure on May 5, 1921, and the money deposited to the gen eral account of the city at the First National bank. "It bears the same claim and war rant numbers as that of a eral warrant drawn to E. S. Young on April 22, 1921, for 36.25. No dupuicate of the illegal > warrant can be found in the duplicate warrant Ale and no record of its issuance ap pears on the city books," the audit report declares. Other tfemB in the alleged short age include. accrued interest on the warrant on account of back dating tp March 1, 1920, 3197.62; interest on Liberty bonds owned by the city, 31354.62; interest on daily bank de posits, $358.16; less 37.35 com posed of errors on the clerk's cash book of duplicate and vetoed remit tances. Mr. Phelan's liability is cov ered by two surety bonds held by the Fidelity & Deposit company of Maryland of which Bruce and Fuld of Boise are Idaho agents. "The cause of the whole trouble was the system they had of cashing claims," the former clerk told a Po catello newspaper man. He denied fraudulent intent. He said it had been customary to cash some 315, 000 to 320,000 worth of claims be fore they were a Unwed by the coun When the issuance of the alleged Illegal warrant was Arst discovered it was brought to the atention of Mr. Phelan, who admitted its issuance, but said it was for the purpose small gen cil. balancing his books. Word received from the Arm of Bruce & Fuld of Boise, agents for Mr. Phelan's bond ing company, acknowledged Receipt of the auditor's report, stating that a complete investigation of the mat ter was being made. The council has taken no action on the matter except to call upon the surety com pany to make good the amount of the alleged shortage. ALL EVENTS WILL BE STAGED WHIN THE FAIR GROUNDS Arrangements Being Made to Make First Day Biggest and Best WORK IN PROGRESS City Council Will Re build Old Ditches and Erect Archway At the meeting of the fair board last Friday H. A. Benson reported that his successor E. J. Fjeldsted was duly Installed, in the work and was able to handle it from now on. Mr. Fjeldsted reported on the nego tiations for concessions and at tractions regarding the plac ing of any kind of attrac tions or concessions on the out side of the fair grounds this year. The board directed that all must be within the grounds where they will centralize the fun hoth for the day and the evening and be under the control of the board so .they could bar anything they did not approve of it if anything doubtful appears. They will sell concessions for wein les, hot-dogs and other refreshments to be sold and served on the ground, but none on the streets. The hotels and restaurants will be expected to take care of all the demfnd down town and if they can do it they will be protected in the undertaking. F. E. Seeger, chairman of the grounds committee reported upon the condition of the grounds and said the seeding of the inAeld will be done in a few' days. They have just watered it and are spring-toothing ready for the sowing. The new fence posts are about all set, and the fencing will soon be done. It was necessary to build-forms for the con crete around the posts in the western part of the line because it was low along the ditch bank. That work makes it rather slow at the Anish. The low place at the rear of the grand stand where the puddle forms in a shower or when irrigated, has been Ailed in at the expense of the Boise Payette Lumber company and has been tfell dragged and mixed with cinders and there will be no more ponding of water. The rest of the hundred dollars given by tha Boise Payette people is to be used in paying for the steel fencing. The low ground along the south western curve of the race track, outside of the tracks and between it and the outer fence has been Ailed in to make a perfect roadway and Continued on page Ave 4* EDITOR MISTAKEN FOR OLD PIONEER Guest of Honor Arrives After Introduction Is Made They tell a joke about Editor Trego and Ezra Meeker when they went out to the celebration at old Fort Hall last week. Meeker is In his ninety-second year and Trego is Afty-three. The papers had pub lished statements that Mr. Meeker looks young for his age and is cheer ful and active. He was to be the principal speaker at the anniversary celebration and when Editor Trego arrived on the ground a dozen cars were lined up on what was once the front breastwork of the fort, wait ing for the crowd to arrive. Mr. Trego got out and looked along the line of cars and a young lady, friend seated in the nearest one called out to him, "How do you do Mr. Meeker!" Trego responded and with hat in hand approached her car and shook hands with the party, re marking on their good looks. Then glancing at the next car he was greeted by a lady he did not know and she extended her hand in his direction saying, "How do you do Mr. Meeker!" Again he responded and as he shook hands with her and her party he said "So glad to be called 'Mister' Meeker. They gen erally call me Ezra," and he went on down the line of cars shaking hands and exchanging compliments with the passengers. Then drawing maps and booklets from his pockets he be gan showing them about the old roads and trails and where walls and trenches and turrets of the old fort had been, the gates, the well and other things. Presently a string of cars came across the meadows from the direc tion of Pocatello and when the lead car arrived with S. E. Brady, J. N. otflreland and wife and the real Mr. Meeker there was another exchange of greetings. When Mr. Meeker was getting out of the car Mr. Trego took hold of his arm to steady him, and the old gentleman with long Aowing hair and beard drew back in mock anget saying, f 'Let go of me." Trego apologized saying, "Oh certainly; It is an awful insult to us kids to be of fered help when we want to run a foot race." Idaho Falls; Result Man is Killed Near of Moonshine Party Elmer E. Dory proprietor of the U. S. feed barn in Idaho Falls was shot and killed Thursday evening Just across the river from the town. Roy Pernell is held in the city jail there charged with having Ared the fatal shot also a man thought to be D. Saunders of Salt Lake who was arrested in an intoxicated condition. Pernell was employed by Dorey, and came with him to Blackfoot Wednesday evening to look at some Indian ponies. On the return trip Thursday they picked up Saunders along the road and later secured some moonshine. They drove their car into the weeds a short distance from the road where the shooting took place. Two boys heacd the shot and saw a man throw a gun toward a canal. They rushed immediately to police headquarters and notiAed the ofAcers who rushed to the scene and placed the two men under ar rest. . A physician was called, but Dorey apparently died a few mo ments after being shot. According to Chief of Police Carlson, Pernell admits Afing the shot, claiming that Dorey had made a remark about his wife. + MUCH ENTHUSIASM SHOWN AT MEETING Establishment of Co operative Creamery is Discussed A dairy meeting was held at the Isis theatre Wednesday evening for the purpose of discussing the possi bility of having a co-operative creamery established here. About forty men interested in this work thruout this section were present. Mr. Johnson of the bureau of ani mal industry of the U. S. department of agriculture was present and ad dressed the meeting after taking a survey of this locality. The Arst step Mr. Johnson stated was to ascertain the number and kind of dairy stock that would sup ply this creamery. In this way It; would be possible to determine whether or not there was a sufAcient number to successfully operate. He stated that 500 cows would be the minimum for a work of this kind. There was a great deal of enthus iasm shown, and the meeting took up the discussion of getting more and better dairy stock in this com munity. There will be a dairy con test, held during the fair, of grade dairy stock. This contest will be based on the yield of butter fat. The farmers are very much in terested in this project because of having so much hay on hand and no suitable market. They seem to feel it is better to feed the hay on their farm than to sell it at a very low price. The raising of swine goes hand in hand with dairying because the swine furnish an opportunity for the use of the skimmed milk while the cream and butter fat are sold to the creamery. Work is being carried on now to determine the number of dairymen and other producers that would aid in the support of such an enterprise. If sufAcient number will aid this undertaking it is very probable that Blackfoot will have a co-operative creamery which will be an outlet for all the dairy products in this section. ♦ Executive Board of Farm Bureau Hold Meeting Thursday The executive board of the county farm bureau met Thursday and ap proved the various bills which came before them. They discussed the semi-annual Anancial report which was also approved. The board after approving the Anancial report and bills, discussed the excursion of the potato growers to Fremont county August 5, where after a tour of inspection they will be the guests of St. Anthony Com mercial club, who are preparing en tertainment for the excursionists. The plan is to leave here early in the morning and arrive at Ashton for dinner and go from there to St. Anthony that evening. * MRS. PETERSON TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Hans Peterson, who has been suffering with a cancer, went to the L. D. S. hospital at Salt Lake'Mon day. She has had a cancer treated with radium and for a year and a half has been hopeful of getting it entirely cured, but now there seems to be another one developing under the left arm several inches from the original trouble and she has been suffering much lately. Mrs. Peterson was accompanied on the trip by her daughter'Luella, who has been with her thru all her ill ness. Jack Flahrity and his wife and. mother, Frank Farmer and wife, Ray Ragan and wife, Ed Ragan and, wife and Charles E. Harris and wife are touring the Yellowstone park OFF TO THE PARK this week. 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 excel! in cowboy sports and will settle their disputes of the saddle and rope during these two days. The Ashing in that section is very good this year and chicken hunting will be Ane. The camping grounds are in excellent condition and a motor boat on the lake will furnish entertainment for those who like boating. A passenger carrying aeroplane will be there for both days. The plane belongs to Hugh Barker Idaho's only pilot and he will carry passengers over the grounds making short Aights. Wrestling and boxing matches will also add to the sports to be presented. Henry is twenty miles north of Soda Springs and eighteen miles east of the Blackfoot dam. The best route is by old Fort Hall and Lincoln creek. 4 PLANS COMPLETED FOR POOLING SEED Former Member of Ex tension Bureau Will Handle Seeds BOISE, Idaho.—B. F. Sheehan, State seed commissioner and Aeld agronomist of the university exten sion division, has tendered his resig nation to become effective August 1, according to L. W. Fluharty, director of extension. • Mr. Sheehan is' to become afAili ated with the Western Seed Growers Marketing company of Salt Lake City, is subsidiary corporation ft the North'bP Kind Seed company. The nfcw company is to handle alfalfa and clover seed exclusively for the grow ers of the western states. Plans were recently completed for the pooling of Utah and Idaho seed under a contract agreed upon be tween the marketing company and a committee of seed growers appointed by the Idaho Seed Growers associa tion, and the interests of Idaho grow ers are to be handled by Mr. Sheehan in his new work. Since coming to Idaho, Mr. Shee han has been active in the develop ment of the seed industry which to day holds a top-rank among the seed producing states of the country. POCATELLO WINS FROM LOCAL TEAM Score Tied in Ninth Inn ing But Indians Score on Single Blackfoot trimmed Riverside Fri day by a score of 12 to 1. The local team used many twirl ers and played every man in every other position possible in the mean time running up their own score. Sunday Blackfoot played Pocatello but the result was different and the Indians defeated us 10 to 9. Blackfoot made three runs in the Arst Inning and Pocatello made two in the second and two in the fourth with Howard pitching. The Brouks took the lead again in the Afth when the game was delayed on account of rain. When the game started again Pocatello scored Ave runs tha score standing 9 to 7 and Williams re lieved Howard. Blackfoot tied the score in the eighth and it looked like the game would go extra innings. However, with three men on Cowan singled scoring the winning run. • 4* H. B. DANIELS IN TOWN H. B. Daniels the builder of the Daniels Filling station and the busi ness, who left Blackfoot last winter, to accept a position at Alcatraz, near San Francisco, returned Friday and will spend his vacation on his dry farm in the Wllliow creek country, where Mrs. Daniels has been for the past twa months supervising tlio building of fences and making other improvements. Mr. Daniels says he is enjoying hi3 army position and Mrs. Daniels is very much in love with summer life on the farm up in the hills. 4* WAS A BLACKFOOT WOMAN Mrs. Ella Wall, once a resident of | Blackfoot and now of Lava Hot Springs, was operating a delicates sen opposite the post ofAce at Lava ! Hot Springs and was burned out last week just after the close of the big three-day celebration. Mrs. Wall had been established in the business only a short time and was making good proAts up to the time of the Are. RECOGNITION OF IRISH REPUBLIC SUBJECT OF TALK H Mayor of Burned City Will Tell of Terror ism Existing in Ireland ASK RECOGNITION Ulster Only Represents 18 Per Cent of Total Population Mayor Frank Dempsey of the city of MaUowi, County Qork, Ireland, will be the principal speaker at a public meeting to be held at the Isis Theatre, Blackfoot, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Michael Harkin, representing the American Association for the Recog notion of the Irish Republic, is in the city making arrangements with a local committee in connection with the meeting. It is under the auspices of this association, whose national president is Edward L. Doheny, the millionaire oil man of Los Angeles, that the meeting will be held. In the course of an interview Mr. Harkin, who has been a newspaper man in Dublin, stated that Mayor Dempsey was coming from one of the Irish cities that had been burned down by the British Banck and Tans in the course of their campaign of frightfulness and terrorism in Ire land. * Speaking on the work of the American Association for the Recog nition of the Irish Republic he said it aimed at organizing public opin ion in pvery city of every state from the Atlantic to the PaciAc in favor of recognition by the United States government of the Republic of Ire land. Recognition, he declared, has al ready been give by six state legis latures—Montana, Minnesota, Pen nsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin—and resolutions have been introduced in congress asking the government to give similar recognition. "By recognizing the Republic of Continued on page 8 + BOAT OVERTURNS IN REDFISH LAKE Governor and Deputy Game Warden Save Life of Otto Jones How Governor D. W. Davis of Idaho, stripped to his undergar ments and J. N. Apgar, deputy game warden of Stanley basin, saved Otto M. Jones, Idaho state game warden, from drowning in Red Fish lake is graphically described in a mail story from Stanley, a mountain village 200 miles from Boise. The near-tragedy occured Saturday July 23, after the governor and his two sons had driven to the game warden's camp to inspect Ash plant ing operations at "the lake. Shortly after the arrival of the governor at the camp a truckload of Ash arrived to be planted in the waters tributary to the lake. Gov ernor Davis and'' his sons started with Jones and Apgar in a small motor boat to take the Ash to the head of the lake. After the party had traveled about two miles toward an inlet a storm swept the water. Considering the boat unsafe with the load it was carrying, the party put to shore. The governor and his sons remained there while the game warden and his deputy swung out into the lake again. Before the motor could begin functioning suf Aciently to head into the waves, the boat was swamped about Afty yards from shore. As the boat settled Jones took to the water, starting to swim ashore while his deputy (Slung to the up turned craft. Jones, who is only a fair swimmer, found it impossible to make much headway as his heavy boots dragged him down. He re turned to the boat with the assist ance of his deputy, but the boat, Ailed with water, would not hold them both. Apgar, a strong swim mer, started for shore. The boat continued to settle, leaving Jones' head barely above water. A huge swell form the lake carried him off, Just as Apgar, who had reached shore exhausted, and the governor wrenched loose a drifted tree near shore and started it towards the drowning man, shouting for him to seize it. It went ten feet out of line to reach Jones, who had gone down the second time after, a warning cry: "Boys, I'm all in!" waiving them goodbye. The' governor shouting "For God's sake, stay up!' 'threw his weight against the submerged log and was gratided to feel Jones tug at it some distance under the sur face. Fearing lest he should be too weak to hold on, Governor Davis and Apgar proceeded slowly toward shore, giving encouragement to Jones as each paddled with one hand and towed the log with the other. NEW STOCK YARD SITE IS APPROVED Two Spurs to Connect Railroad With New Location Maps have been prepared showing the new stock yards which it is pro posed to build above the sugar factory. Mike Barclay is the chair man of the local committee work ing in conjunction with the railroad company and he has the maps. The company requested that repre sentatives of the Blackfoot Commer cial club look over the ground and the plans shown by the maps and re port whether or not they are ap proved and acceptable to the com munity. A committee consisting of E. M. Kennedy, president of the Commer cial club and Otto Maas, H. D. Mac Cosham and E. L. Anderson, mem bers Set the board of directors, Fred Seeger and Byrd Trego went out Monday and studied the situation and reported favorable. The yards are to be located at the north edge and to the north of the Barclay feeding corrals already built Just west of where the road to Rose leaves the Yellowstone highway, and situated 175 feet back from the road. They will ocupy part of the beet Aeld and the spur will extend westward past the Mexican village. Some of the irrigation ditches will be built on new lines, some of them covered over and the low ground is to be Ailed in with cinders. The spur will cross the road just above the Sugar switch and will add one more crossing to the highway, tapping the main line of tracks just above the Howard farm. The road to Rose will cross the two spurs (Continued on Page 8) + FREIGHT RATES ON POTATOES IS CUT Reduction Declared to be Insufficient by Caldwell Man BOISE.—Advices were received by the state public utilities commission Wednesday ot proposed reductions ranging from 3% cents to 8 cents per hundred pounds in freight rates from Idaho to Missouri river mar kets and east. Announcement of the contemplated reduction came thru a telegram received by General Agent Joel L. Priest from H. M. Adams, vice president in charge of trafAc of the Union PaciAc system. Jess B. Gowen, secretary or the Caldwell Commercial club, declared the reduction is not sufAcient and that despite the decrease the farmers in his opinion will not dig their po tatoes unless further reductions are made. Mr. Adams stated in his message that the company was proceeding to' make the rate reduction effective as early as possible. It is estimated by Mr. Priest that some little time will be required in which to compile the tariffs and to secure special permis sion from the interstate commerce commission to make the rates ef fective on less than the customary It is doubtful if statutory notice, the new rates will be effective be fore August 10 or 16. 4* WOOL CLIP SOLD The wool clip which had been stored in the Potato Growers ware house for some time was sold last week thru the county farm bureau by F. W. Berryman, shipment was about one and a half car loads. Eight and a half cents was the average price received on the con signment. ANDREW ANDERSON DIFFERS Andrew Anderson of Thomas rises to remark that a Riverside corre spondent commenting on the last ball game between Thomas and Riverside accounted for Riverside's defeat on the ground of "lack of conAdence." . Mr. Anderson says to tell them for him that it was lack of ability in playing, and that they might as well try to tunnel thru the big butte with a toothpick as to try to lick Thomas hereafter. The entire 4 4* DEATH OF MRS. W. D. PACK Lucille, the wife of W. D. Pack, departed this life at the L. D. S. hos pital at Salt Lake City on Friday morning July 29 from a complica tion of heart and lung trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Pack had lived at Blackfoot for about Ave years and made many friends, she being accom plished in music, the violin her RUPPiflltV The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in Salt Lake City. ---4. SEED GROWERS INSPECTING The Grimm alfalfa seed growers are now inspecting their Aelds for weeds and are preparing for a big harvest. The seed must be entirely free from any weeds which would de tract from the sale.