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Vol. XIII., No. 4 BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, JANUARY 26, 1922 $2 a Year COMMITTEES FROM THREE TOWNS MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FRIDAY ■— Two Meeting.® Held At The Court House Last Friday On Friday afternoon there was a meeting at the court house to dis cuss the subject of where to locate the new roads to be built along the Yellowstone highway with the $86, 000 that is soon to be available of county, state and federal money. The Blackfoot Commercial club and the Shelley Commercial club had requested the commissioners to give them a hearing before they decided where the money should be ex pended, and this meting was in re sponse to the invitation to send their delegates to make their claims by laying arguments before the commis sioners. The Firth Commercial club was also represented. The meeting was held at the court house at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and after some preliminary discussions in an open meeting with about forty per sons present they adjourned at 5.45 to meet-again in executive session of the dozen committeemen and the commissioners at 6.30. At the even ing meeting, which was presided over by J. R. Williams, commis sioner, there were present Nelson Miller, the commissioner from Shel ley, E. Milton Christensen, county engineer; Hamilton. Wright, county attorney; and the committee from the Shelley Commercial club consist ing of T. J. Bennett, Neil Sage, J. L. Moore, L. Ivan Jensen, and W. S. Wright. The Firth Commercial club was represented by H. J. Slayton, and the Blackfoot Commercial club by Mayor Peck, representative P. G. Johnston, H. D. MacCosham, Byrd Trego, James Duckworth, and W. F. Berryman. In the preliminary discussion of the afternoon it was learned that the total amount of money available was $86,000 and if Bingham county wishes to act independently in its financial and road matters then it would have $36,000 to spend on any thing it pleases, this being the sum that has just been received from the state. If the full $86,000 is to be expended jointly by county, state and federal government the contract will be let by the secretary of the interior and construction work must be joined to the bitulithic paving reaching from the sugar factory at Blackfoot or from the Bonneville county line southward and the work done must be in a continuous sec tion; it cannot be broken up and ex tended in different places, it can not be expended anywhere excepting 6n the Yellowstone highway and the state engineer advises that it may be expended on hard surface roads according to the rules of the federal government, or if our commissioners make application for co-operation for a road and using all of this money for making a base and finish ing it oft as a gravel or crushed rock road the federal government may accept the plan, but that It is not certain. If it is expended in that way it would make about ten miles of road, or if expended for hard sur face road it would make about two miles and a half or two miles and three quarters . If expended for hard surface road from the sugar factory poor road extending to the better gravel road extending four or five miles north from the Whitten ranch that would make a very good road from Blackfoot to Kimball hill. If expended from the Bonneville county line southward it would make less than three miles of hard surface road or about ten miles of gravel road which would extend to Kimball hill and with the natural roadways in a very good condition from there down to Wapello it would leave a Continued on page eight + Excursions To California Will Start Jan. 31 On January 31, the Union Pacific will run the old time mid-winter ex • cursion from all points in Idaho to Los Angeles, Cal., and return, direct via their own lines. This is the first round trip excursion for over five years and no doubt those of our peo ple who used to enjoy taking this trip most every winter, will avail themselves «|f this opportunity to 4 again visit the land where it is now spring and also see Los Angeles— the New York City of the west. C. H. Cutting, traveling passenger agent for the Union Pacific system, with headquarters in Salt Lake City was a visitor in Blackfoot this week having just returned from a trip to Los Angeles and is loud in his praise of both the present climate and business conditions now existing in the so-called land of sunshine and flowers. Mr. Cutting says he expects enough business from Idaho to war rant a special train, consolidating cars from different districts at Po catello. Paul Bistline came up from Poca tello Wednesday on some banking business with George F. Gagon, who is consolidating the federal loan banks of eastern Idaho. H. C. Evans came over from Lemhi the last of the week and has been visiting friends at Blackfoot. ---—---- BANK ELECTS OFFICERS The Blackfoot City Bank held its annual election of officers last week, the selections being as follows: No fear Davis, president; P. G. Johns ton and Louis Felt, vice presidents; F. J. Stone, cashier; James D. Johns ton, assistant cashier. Directors: Nofear Davis, J. O. Morgan, Louis Felt, F. J. Stone, P. G. Johnston, Machael Barclay, B. F. Blodget, James D. Johnston, and James Duck worth. * FROST DOES MUCH DAMAGE TO FRUIT Loss of 50 Per Cent of Citrus Fruits in California James Young and wife returned the first of the week from a forty day trip to California. They visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bridges and L. W. Johnson, and took a good many of the side trips out from Los Angeles. They witnessed the visit of Jack Frost among the orange and lemon groves and it was estimated that there was a loss of 50 per cent of the citrus fruits—oranges, lemons, grape fruit and tangerines. When the mercury goes below 32 degrees above zero it damages them, and when it goes down to 26 as it was there, it freezes them seriously and also gives the people some entertainment thawing out their unprotected water pipes. Mr. Young says it is interesting to see how the population behave chilly mornings. They have such mild, even temperature most of the year and have so little use for heat ers that everybody feels the cold and turps on the gas Jets to the house. The heavy consumption gas reduces the pressure so that the jets burn low and afford very little heat, and there is grumbling and suffering. Citrus fruits have been high dur ing the past year on account of the high rates of freight and express, and now they are likely to be high for the coming year on account Qf the freeze as well as the high rates transportation. on a warm Blackfoot Will Not Hold a Fair This Year The board of county commission ers after consulting with a good many people as to their wishes re garding the fair for 1922, have con cluded that they will be serving their constitutents best by merely main taining the fairgrounds for 1922 and not attempting to put on a fair. A good many of the other fairs doing the same thing and it breaks up the circuit and makes it harder to get amusements and concession aires and the various things that go to make a good fair in addition to local products. They are intending to keep a care taker to keep things growing and in that way,keep nature busy beauti fying the place ready for the good times coming. are + Boy Scouts of Troop Four In stall Wireless At the regular meeting of troop four on Tuesday evening, Paul Pear son was endorsed as an applicant to commission as assistant scout master. He will supervise the train ing of the scout band consisting of ten pieces. The basketball game oetween four and Wapello troop was booked to be played on Thursday. The scouts have just completed the wireless located dt the residence of LeRoy Jones. The equipment is powerful enough to communicate with Pocatello and Idaho Falls scouts. Persons waiting the service of a reliable boy for any kind of work should call 169 or 457W. 4 DEATH AT WINKLER HOME On Thursday morning there was death of an elderly lady at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winkler McDonaldville, and our informa tion indicates that it was Mr. or Mrs. Winkler's mother, and that she died old age. Arrangements have not been made for the funeral at the time of going press. 4* D. QUANTRELL AT MAYOS A. D. Quantrell and wife are at Mayos hospital where he is taking examinations to see what can be done to imrpove his health. Mr. Quantrell has some heart trouble Indications of some other weak ness of vital organs. POLICYHOLDERS I ANNUAL SMOKER I Beebe and Wilkerson Explain Life Insurance * . C. S. Beebe gave his annual smoker to policy holders on Wednes day evening, and was assisted by State Manager Wilkerson of the Mu tual Benefit Life Insurance com pany, whom they both represent. At these meetings the speakers take turns explaining life insurance and more especially the Mutual Benefit policies and their advant ages. Mutual policy-holders are in creasing in numbers at Blackfoot, and when they were seated at the tables for refreshments, the total of their policies was $197,000. Earlier in the evening a number of policy holders had to leave to fill another engagement, and their policies totaled about $50,000, so that for the fore part of the evening the audience represented life insurance of quarter of a million dollars, and they had paid $40,000 in death claims during the year before. Life insurance and policies of handling the policies have changed greatly in the past generation. Within the memory of living, insurance companies were al ways on the defensive when it came time to pay death losses, and delay was to be expected. But they have reversed their ways of doing things, and try to see how promptly and how fully they can make payment and keep within the rules laid down for safety. The Mutual Benefit one of the companies that has been pioneering in putting these progres sive ideas into practice, and the long line of progressive steps taken by Continued on page four a men now is * SPEAKERS GREETED BY BIG ATTENDANCE nteresting Addresses On Home Build ing Given Last Monday night witnessed the assembly of about 1000 people listen to the addresses by Miss Kath erine Jensen, Dr. Gillilan and Gov ernor Davis. They all talked on some phase of home building or making homes hap pier and their addresses were re ceived with marks of appreciation by the audience. One of the things that Miss Jensen dwelt upon was the fact that the woman in the home makes the living just as much the man does, even tho she does not go out and produce things. When she uses her time and talent turn ing the raw materials into the fin ished products as found on the table, when she does the house work, tho laundry work, the sewing, the nurs ing and all those things she is fur nishing a service that is worth much money as are the services of the husband, who actually produces the crops or makes the salary. Dr. Gillilan's address was equally good, tho he talked but a short time and the governor touched on a number of subjects, one of them being the increasing of diseases among young people as has never before been wit nessed. The state welfare depart ment and state constabulary have undertaken to run these things down and trace them to their source and it was quite a surprise to the audi ence to receive the information which he gave them. In connection with that he warned all parents to return to first principles in the man agement of their children and their Continued on page four as as 4* 4* Stills Captured Near Shelley By Deputy Sheriff On Wednesday afternoon Deputy Sheriff George Ezell and Deputy Heber Childs, the Shelley constable, went to the Charlie Hayes farm a mile north and a mile east of Shel ley, and according to the officers' re ports, captured a big moonshine out fit in the Hayes potato cellar. As we get the report, they met Mr. Hayes going from the cellar to the house and took him back with them. The cellar had a tight room at the rear, and the door to this was locked, and a key in the lock on the inside. All was silent on the inside and they broke the lock and found named George Johnson .in the room, and Indications that a' quantity of moonshine had just been poured out on the ground floor. There were twelve barrels of fresh mash, and two stills in operation, evidently Just recently connected, and there was another still not yet in operatoin. v The officers took possession of the men and the works and brought them to the county seat. -+ Dr. A. G. McMillan of Filer visited with bis parents Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McMillan last Thursday, Dr. McMil lan was on his way to attend a bank meeting at Shelley. a man CITY COUNCIL HOLD MEETING; City Ask Resignation of Plumbing Inspector At the city council meeting on Tuesday evening applications were received from some of the rooming houses and cafes for their annual licenses, and they were all referred to the committee for investigation and decision. If any of them have been giving trouble or conducting business in a questionable manner, the council can decline to issue their 1922 licenses. The committee on improvements reported that they had completed the tinting and furnishing of the new council chambers and rather than make a written report they invited the council to just gaze around at the walls, the linoleum and the new chairs and accept that as their re port. The council had already gazed and now they gazed again and pro nounced it pretty nifty. The flusher needs some overliuling and repairs and this was ordered done. There has been an investigation of the acts of L. H. Arthur, plumb ing inspector, whose work has been the subject of discussion for several weeks, and at this meeting the coun cil reach conclusions and passed resolution asking Mr. Arthur for his resignation. For more than a year some Black foot men have been doing prelimin aries looking to securing 640 acres in Wolverine canyon for a Boy Scout park, and at this meeting they had communication from Addison T. Smith stating that he had found Continued on page four a a TURKEY RAISING GETS PROFITABLE § Prisoners at Penitenti ary Show Interest In Their Work In the Blackfoot asylum there are 328 people and th9 daily cost of car ing for them for the last four months of the year 1921, commencing with September was as follows: 61 cents, 57 cents, 56 cents, 47 cents. The amount varies during the different months, the variation based largely on the amount of fruit and vege tables that can be used right off of the orchard and garden. The home for the feeble miqded at Nampa has 235 people and hte cost of caring for them in September was 59 cents a day, October 64 cents, and Novem ber 45 cents. , At the asylum at Oro fino in norther Idaho there are 271 persons costing for their care in September 86 cents per day, October $1,005, November 77 cents, Decem ber 45 cents. At the soldiers' home at Boise there are 195 persons, whose care for September was 60 cents per day, October 68 cents, and we have not the cost for November and December. In the penitentiary at Boise, there are 266 people, but we have not the cost for their keep. A good many years ago a prisoner at the penitentiary started a flock of turkeys with one hen. and some eggs. He understood turkeys so well and took such an interest in them that he developed a large herd. He is still in charge of the turkey herd and has an assistant now. The chief of the turkey herd is known by the name of Charlie and his as sistant's name is Johnson, from Bingham county. During the year 1921 they had such a great' drove Continued on page four U Old Nest" To Be Shown In Black foot Next Week "THE OLD NEST" COMING To people who are against picture shows—to people who think some picture shows are good, to those who like picture shows and go when they can ,we want to say that "The Old Nest'' is to be shown at Blackfoot, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and it is good. We know it is good because the reel was sent to Blackfoot for what is called a pre-view, exhibiting it to see what it is like, and twenty or twenty-five Blackfooters took 105 minutes to see it thru. The editor of this little paper and his wife wit nessed it, and in our humble Judg ment it is full of good wholesome lessons. It shows a good, well-to-do family growing up, the children mar rying and going their several ways and the parents accomplishing their ambitions and coming to a restful period past middle life. It indicates that he life of the average good family is full of predicaments, and seeing such lives lived on the screen is a string of fun and tears and wholesome impressions with good lessons all thru. . A marriage license has been is suea to viola Hatch and George Thornton. + LICENSED TO WED INEW PLANS AT THE ASYLUM; MODERN HOSPITAL AND CLINIC FOR INSANE BLACKFOOT MAN PROMOTED J. M. Johnson, a former Blackfoot man, who has been with the express company for more than twenty years, has been promoted to general press agent of the Union Pacific sys tem with headquarters at Omaha. Mr. Johnson has been living a long time at Pocatello. 4 LOAN COMPANIES HOLD MEEETING President Gagon Ban quets Representa tives at Eccles At preliminary meetings here Sat urday afternoon and evening of of ficers of several loan companies, act ing under the agricultural loan agency at Boise of the war finance corporation, steps were taken to merge the interests of all such loan companies operating east of Mini doka into a central organization. The agricultural agency requests that hte Southeastern Idaho Live stock Loan company of Blackfoot absorb the business of the other com panies, obtaining/ from them a pro portionate subscription of capital stock and enlarging the directorate so that the additional territory may be represented. loans now approved would be as sumed by the Blackfoot company, conditioned upon the approval of such by the Blackfoot directors. The companies considering the re-1 quest to consolidate and the officers representing them here were: Applications for Cooperative Agricultural Loan company of American Falls, represented by Charles Allen; Na tional Loan company, Pocatello, rep resented by Carl Valentine and Paul Bistline; Upper Snake River Live-1 stock Loan company, St. Anthony, represented by Ross Comstock of Rexburg and H. N. Adams of Rigby; Intermountain Livestock Loan com-] pany, Driggs, represented by C. B. Walker; Southeastern Idaho Live-] stock Loan company, Blackfoot, George F. Gagon, president; L. C.J Collins, secretary; W. F. Berryman] and J. D. Johnston, all of Blackfoot; A. E. Stanger, Idaho Falls; D. V. Arehbold, Mackay; F. W. Sorgatz, Otto B. Hoebel and W. W. Brown of Falls The capital of the Blackfoot Loan company is $100,000, which may increased to $250,000 in the process of centralization, giving a loan pacity of $2,500,000. The Blackfoot branch has been op erating a little less than three months, during which applications for loans totaling $409,000 have been received, $300,000 has been paid out to he various banks inter-1 ested, and nearly all of the re malnder of the sum applied for has been approved by the Boise company and the finance corporation. George F. Gagon, president of the Blackfoot bank, has been the active head of the work here . The offices of the company will be extended to] Include nearly all the rooms on the second floor of the Standrod bank. At the conclusion of the meetings the various representatives were banqueted at the Hotel Eccles by President Gagon. + nteresting Bout Held at Orpheum Theatre Monday r, „ . ,i Farmer Burns was referee, and gave an interesting lecture us ng Art Chester as an opponent for the K d «" on8 . t r? t, ° ns - In the Prelimin aries, Art Chester was given a de cision over Ben Bahen in five min utes. In the main bout between Toots Mondt and Abe Caplin, Mondt won in 24 minutes and 16 seconds. Flitton^or'a^ranein 6 ^o^th 1 t0 M H Flitton for arranging for the event, a ? d p nf. re , generou ? ,n their Praise of Caplin for opening up with posi tions for a real match. DEATH OF MRS. DAVID JOHNSON At the wrestling match put on Monday evening at the Orpheum by Parley Flitton, a very good enter tainment wj/i given and the house was appreciative. •F Etta Dunn-Johnson, daughter of Henry uunn, and wife of David A. Johnson, died at a hospital at Salt Lake City on Wednesday night fol lowing a surgical operation of re cent date. _. . . . | re ™ains were to be shipped | to Blackfoot to arrive on Friday]be morning' and funeral arrangements will be announced later. | Mrs. Johnson is survived by her]it husband, her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Call, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth | Shannon, Mrs. John C. Thompson and a brother, George Dunn. E. M. Kennedy left for Washing-1 , n . r >«•» of the week attend a meeting of the federal loan bankers and to look after some mat-1 ters of reclamation. | 4 E. M. KENNEDY WENT EAST Citizens Arranging for Free Voluntary Service (Continued from last issue) Large immersion baths and needle baths are provided, and patients be treated with all the varying ef fects of hot and cold water, sprays of every kind with and without force of pressure and the stimulating spinal vibrator baths. can When new patients are received hereafter they will go to the receiv ing hospital and be examined and treated to what is found to be their special ailments. The raving, strug gling maniac will be placed in the immersion bath with canvas robe and rubber pillow to hold him in comfortable position while tempered water flows in all about him, the temperature changing according to the will of the operator and the heat Increased and maintained until its soothing effect quiets the patient and relaxes him for sleep. This treat ment takes the place of the old bar barous method of locking him in a strong box and leaving him to wear himself out. After refreshing sleep and nourishing food, if there is a return of excitement and struggles, he iB again immersed and relaxed to Induce rest and sleep. Examina tions are made to try to determine just what is the cause of his excite ment or irritation, and when that is discovered, the removal of the cause is undertaken. X-ray pictures are taken of affected parts such as the joints and the teeth or any seats of pain, and the patient is put into as good physical condition as sible. pos If the new patient is morose and given to melancholy and to sighs and moans, then the baths of the stimu lating effect are given. The shower bath with the chill thrown in at in tervals by means of the mixer, and if the case requires it, the heavy spray thrown along the spinal col umn or the water from a thousand needle jets that make him dance and laugh and. cheer up as the result of physical stimulation thru nerve impulses. Then there is the marble table for massaging and shampoo of the whole body, and nearly all visitors remarked that they felt the desire to enter that part of the in stitution for treatment, it was so superior to anything they had known. For the person who loses his her mental balance, there are sev j eral critical periods. In the case be]of a woman, for instance, who has | an illness and becomes insane ca-jshe recovers sanity and finds herself in an asylum, it is quite a shock her, and she feels a sense of ostra clsm . of separation from all that she | ever waB > and of doubt that she may ever hack to her home. The | *!tf rce of this reflection and depres 8 * on adds to her weakness and makes recovery harder or more doubtful, u she ls mingling with many other, ] 11 adds to her humiliation and dis | couragement in her saner moments. j If s * ie *? e . ts wel * notwithstanding all these things, and stays well long ®nough to demonstrate the perman 6 ?? 6 °* her sanity, then, under the |, " system, she was subject to re Iea i! e and return to her home. On arrival at home people uncon sciously treat her somewhat in the light of an animal or a new addition Continued from page four * Pheasants Are Badly In Need Of Feeding If you know of any Mongolian pheasants that are liable to be hungry this cold snowy weather, see if you can get some feed out to them and tide them over the emergency. I® some places the pheasants come n and eat with the chickens, and drink with them, but in more cases they stay out in the deep snow and suffer. A pheasant has to have food and drink the same as' other crea Lures, and if the food is cut off and the weather cold, thev weaken rapidly. ^ if you can Dut out erain in unm. 8hall0W Ve8Sel that the P hea8ant8 are not afraid of, it will not be much trouble to keep them fed. If you know of pheasants needing food and do no t or cannot feed them yourself, Soc^and 6 he° w J iTMry B to r get at fee B d Ia o C it' to them. All of the wild birds are liable to suffer while the snow is deep and the weather cold, and people should put out food suitable for them. A pan of water set out at midday every day may soon freeze, but if the birds know it is going to be there they will on hand to drink, and when you see how famished they are for water you will regret that you did not put out sooner. These folks in fea (there are your friends and you can afford to lend them a hand. LEFT FOR NEW YORK James Ryan and Miss Kathryn Ryan of the Golden Rule store of Blackfoot, and Percy Hutton, man of the Golden Rnlo store at Caldwell, left for New York, Satur day morning, to buy goods for the soring and summer bf 1ISS.