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^Republican BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, FEBRUARY 16, Vol. XIII., No. 7 $2 a Year 1922 MEETING HELD AT • ..Aim 1 it ABERDEEN MONDAY! OAft D„„_L jL\)\) i eople Uatner 1 O Discuss Program For Year Last Monday afternoon about 200 stockholders of the Aberdeen-Spring fleld Canal company gahered at the Duncan theatre for the twelfth an nual session to discuss the company's business program for the coming year. H. L. Lowe, chairman of the board of directors for the year Just past, took the chair'with I. J. Wenger act ing as secretary. The same problem that has come before the stockholders at every ses sion for many years in different forms, that of "ditch capacity," oc cupied a greater part of the after noon. The final outcome of the dis cussion being that the mater was turned over to the board of directory with instruction that they appoint a committee from their body to con fer with their attorney and the at torney for the old company and en deavor to reach a final settlement without litigation if possible. ■ffim j. . 4 , Of vital issue to those present, was the . matter ^ of Paying the first in stallment of f76,000 on the Amerl can Falls dam, which was due last f kLn h ^/ m n Unt n°f y *3,766.66 has keen paid. Realizing the utter lmpossiblliy of making this payment at the present time or even paying the interest, the stock holders gaVe this important matter much time and thought. The stockholders expressed their desire to remain among the irriga tion tracts who are sharers in the American Falls reservoir, but dreaded adding more debt to their already heavy load. During the dis cussion, H. L. Lowe turned the chair a over to D. H. Blossom and took the floor to explain that other companies, who wished to take up this contract, desired to know as soon as possible what the Aberdeen-Springfleld com pany intended doing and were press ing the board for a decision. It was further explained that to date the government had not pressed the com pany for the first payment or the in- " terest which had been promised at £0 the annual meeting a year ago but it would be impossible for the gov ernment to finally decide whether or . not the dam could become a reality „_.. . • .. Continued on page eight of at to in in the and to ing .. Abe Caplin and Cliff Lewis to Meet on the Mat Abe Caplin of Blackfoot and Cliff Lewis of Twin Falls will finish the match that resulted in a tie on the sixth of February. There will be some good pre liminaries, beginning at 8.30, and it will be one of the best cards of the season, says Parley Flitton, who has made all the arrangements. The first meeting of these wrest lers in Blackfoot was of two hours and five minutes duration with one fall each and no decision. On Mon day evening they will go to the mat without any time limit and one or the other is going to get the decision with two falls out of three before they quit. This will be staged in the Ameri can Legion hall and all seats will be ringside seats at a price of $140 including the war tax. Mr. Flitton has taken the lead in hunting up wrestlers and boxers for entertain ment of the Bingham county sports this season and the events he has put on heretofore are a sufficient guarantee of the completeness of ar rangements for coming matches. The local sports in the communities scattered about the county, who want to see good clean matches car ried thru without favors to either side will do well to come in for FUt advertisement. the pa's club of ing by ton's matches. 4 Weise Gets Pension for Minor Injuries Received in the War The United States veteran bureau of Seattle Informs us that a pension has been granted to John B. Wiese of Blackfoot on account of his hav ing been disabled in the war. The pension granted is placed at 1,8 a month, and $8.94 back com pensation. The letter does not state Whether the *8.94 is a total or a monhly allowance to be paid up from the time he was disabled. Announcement is also made that one millions dollars a day is going into the hands of former service men or their'dependents. of east have sell used from her at 'h DEATH OF MRS. SWAN BERG Mrs. Swan Berg of Rockford de parted thitf life at a hospital at Po catello Sunday evening, the twelfth of January, following a surgical op eration. She had been taken sud denly 111 on Saturday and was hur ried to the hospital. She leaves her husband and four children. The funeral was con ducted from the Thomas fleeting house on Thursday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest in the Riverside-Thomae cemetery. ago. Working on a New Garbage System are The city council are working on I? new Sarbage ordinance that will I be ready to present tor the consid eration of the public soon. They are also objecting to taking t,he pas senger train off of the Mackay branch. Professional bookbinders were em ployed to repair the books at the library and put new backs on several hundred volumes that need it. The new binding does not bear the title of the book, and somebody that is handy at lettering has to be ployed to put them on, so the titles can be read as the book rests on the shelf. . „ „ . „ _ „ the p&st two weeks* £2* M. K ep* nedy made a trip to Washington, New York, Pocatello, Boise, Elko, Nev., then to Salt Lake, and went to Boise Saturday night, all In the lHterest of an undertaking to secure an arrangement for getting loans of war finance money the states in the union have been trying and have all failed, but Mr. Kennedy presented a plan that was different from any of the rest, and still entertains hopes of succeeding, Mr. Kennedy remained in Wash ington for four days, and said they were very busy days and full of op portunity to learn new angles of the situation confronting the country. If man had time to stop and listen to what wak going on In. hotel cor riders and other public places he could gain plenty of information of various kinds, and all interesting, t, j, .... 6 | he situation, that^aVotWhil & in** ° f lead ® r ® h f p ! and ? n uncerta » nt y onv!h?J* ry « b ° dy ii/ eSl h t8 V ^ ] s i B »l n ab(>U n appropria nts ! <?«iSZ as £ ,ng for 0 delegations asking for tlm ® on projec . ts a read r and as ^f s , wf ? at ,. ls ones 1 ran not P [h? tS m, th f, old °ues cannot pay their obligations. with Minidoka asking for extension time, American Falls wants ap propriations to build a dam, and one blocks the other. In New York and Washington, one hears some talk about Cuban cane sugar delivered in the United States much less than we ever made it for, and they ask what is the use try to sustain the beet sugar in dustry if we can get cane sugar so cheap. Mr. Kennedy made the trip east company with Ralph G. Merrit, deputy director of the war finance board, of San Francisco. The money the war finance funds comes from sale of ships, and all kinds of war materials that are being sold, the government has been trying find some workable plan for loan it to industries that have been ruined by war conditions. an up the and are are not em ■4 KENNEDY RETURNS FROM WASHINGTON t * Trying to Get Loans War Finance Money or Men from all a Wherever ex ex ago, was thru erty it the lion in tp for tion. » * Former Blackfoot Girl Graduates as Nurse at Nampa The following item tqken from Nampa paper about Miss Dorotfcv Bumgarner will be of interest to many Blackfoot people, -who knew Bumgarner families when they lived at Blackfoot: Miss Dorothy Bumgarner, as Nam first nurse graduating from the Mercy hospital training school, re ceived a real ovation from a host of friends at the graduation exercises Thursday evening in the Shrine hall. The platform was banked with flowers and ferns, and soft shaded piano lamps left an artistic touch. Miss Bumgarner, in her Im maculate white uniform, sat on the stage, with the four nurses now" in training, on each side. She was the recipient of innumerable gifts and flowers, as well as the good wishes Nampa's mayor, doctors and lead citizens. The address was made C. R. Hickey, while Doctor Ross voiced the sentiments of the medical fraternity. a ever that ity, its at new lots, of ity into Musical numbers pre ceded the presentation of the di ploma by the Rev. Daniel M. Gor Miss Bumgarner is a native daughter, and with her three years training behind her expects to go to attend John Hopkins uni versity for special work. , man. Hall to tract to of share and SETTLING THE INSURANCE Royal Jepson has been at Salt Qity adjusting the stake's in surance on the First ward meeting house that partly burned some time The loss was adjusted at *2,300, and Mr. Jepson says they not yet decided whether to build it as a meeting house or to it for what it is worth to be for oher purposes. V. R. Robison and family came up Pocatello Monday to visit with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kroskey, re was ter, and COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL KEEP OPEN HOUSE MONDAY NIGHT; PUBLIC INVITED Broad Discussion of the Tax Problems and Living Expenses; Special Com mittee at Work Monday evening the commercial club' will hold a . general meeting that is to be attended by the mem bership of the Retail Merchants as sociation, the Rotary club and any and all others interested in making a review of a situation that confronts the whole country alike—the read justment of costs and wages in in dustry and the readjustment of prices of commodities produced. Men have been appointed to speak on different phases of these matters, and they will - make comparisons ing different years. President '• Kennedy of the commercial club stated at the meeting of the board a few days ago that a' crisis has been reached , and . that it must have the serious attention of all thoughtful taen. He says that tafifes have soared so high that they have commenced the confiscation at property, and the conviction Is con stantly growing, that a man cannit afford to own property because t|e taxes and upkeep and interest the investment make it prohibitive.: Since the cost of government is tm high it becomes the duty of all citi zens to analyze the situation, find' out what is wrong and undertake to apply the remedy. _. , There ? „ ^he prese nt time con slderable talk about the question of whether or not the county commis sioners should give up the fair or go on with plans to put it on as usual. A good many farmers andf stockmen in discussing the matter: on the streets say they think it is mistake not to hold a fair thi£ year, but none of them go to the E board -of commissioners and tell them that. When they tell it to an acquaintance on the street that does not count with the board. Com missioner Williams says that many men have come to him and advised against having a fair because taxes are so high. That kind of a state. ment has some weight with the of fleers, and if the men who want the fair do not want it enough to call up or go to the officers charged with the responsibility, and say what they think, then there will be no fair, and rightly so. The opinions of the farmers and stockmen of this county are worth a great deal when they are expressed at the right place, and they are regarded and respected cordingly, but when they pressed only as so much talk and not delivered to any one charged with the management ■ of the local cover L. M a ac are ex New Ward House is to be Erected in Blackfoot Soon The First ward meeting house was nearly destroyed by fire a month ago, and the insurance loss has been adjusted at *2300. The insurance was carried by the Mormon church thru its insurance commission that consolidates all its insurable prop erty in the western states and lets it to the lowest bidder among sponsible insurance companies of the United States. Last year the Home Fire Insurance company of Utah was the successful bidder and church buildings in Idaho are In sured to the amount of about a mil lion and a half dollars, this one that burned being among them. The Salt Lake temple is insured for *380,000 along with the other church property in Utah. Bishop Jeppson went to Salt Lake recently to adjust the insurance and tp secure plans from the church architects for a new building. He brought home a number of plans for brick edifices, and the building committee of this stake are consid ering them, and will make a selec tion. He re the 10, for by on and to for it Bishop Jeppson says that what ever is selected will be something that will be a credit to the commun ity, just as good and appropriate in its way and size as the tabernacle at Blackfoot, but of course, not nearly so large. The location of the new church has. not yet been defi nitely settled. They may sell the wreck of the old building and the lots, and build on a new site. Some of the young people of the commun ity afe already raising money to put into the building fund. + MONEY FOR FT. HALL PROJECT The house Monday passed the bill appropriating *760,000 for the Ft. Hall project, $300,000 of which is to be made available at once. The sefretarv of the interior is to con tract with the settlers participating, to enable them to secure the benefits of the water and to pay their proper share of the cost. The bill will now go to the senate, and so far as we know, there is no opposition to it. * last by D. G. Harden of Lincoln, Neb., is visiting at Blackfoot with his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Robbins. He was met at Pocatello by his daugh ter, Miss May Harden, of Pocatello, and his granddaughter, Miss Gladys Robbins,, of Blackfoot. as in of all at government, they do not get counted at all. Last week it was known that the commissioners would be in session Monday, and that they would hear any one who wanted to speak on the fair, and many country people said they were going to gather up some of their neighbors and come in advise the commissioners to hold fair this year. Not one pf them came, and the board very properly concluded that nobody in the .country wanted a fair this year, but that some people in the country wanted it closed for the year, for they had agfd so. For several weeks an agitation has been going on regarding the pro posed expenditure of f86),000 for road work this year on (he combina tion plan with state ahd federal gov ernments, but so nr as we can learn, from .the country has taken any part in the joW of trying to solve tthe problem of where to build this nef- road. A few country have said they did not want to see Blackfoot get. anything in road construction, because," they said, Blackfoot was always hogging things. Those people have not sug gested an'y place where they want the road work done, so the net re »ult of their influence would be to put it as far from the county seat as possible, and this will probably be done. The fact of the matter Is that Blackfoot received very much less than its share of the bond money a couple of years ago and gave the country the benefit of it, but men who have been talking as quoted above, either do not know the E facts or are embittered over some thing and seek to do what harm they can. The matter of road work or the location of the next new road will be discussed at Monday's meet ^ng, and people from the country are cordially invited to be present and to take part In the discussion of all Questions. A year ago, Wapello was the only live commercial club in the country on road questions, and Wa pello will probably be the only com munity represented at the Monday meeting, The commercial club no le in the rooms are over the Pearson Grocery store, and the entrance is at the side of the building on Broadway. Go up the broad stairway and enter the first door on the right in the hall. The meeting begins at 8 o'clock and for this occasion everybody is as wel come as the president and the mem bers of the culb. Secretary of the State Farm Bureau to Deliver Address C. B. Ross, secretary of the state farm bureau, will address the farm ers of Bingham county in a series of meetings beginning February 20. He will discuss state and county ag ricultural problems, bring your friends. Meetings will be held at the fol lowing places: Shelley—Monday, 2 p. m., theatre building. Firth—Monday, 8 p. m. Pingree—Tuesday, 2 p. m., school house. Riverside—Wednesday, 2. p. m. Other meetings will be announced later. Come and hall. FARM BUREAU MEETING A general meeting was held at the Farm Bureau office Friday, Feb. 10, to outline a program of work for the Farm Bureau In Bingham county for the coming year. The communities were represented by their leaders and a constructive program was outlined. Among the activities to be carried on thruout the county were: Potato improvement, thru seed plots and seed certiflcatoin. Grain standardization. Poultry Improvement. Dairy improvement. Pasture improvement. Boys and girls' club work. Control of sparrows, rabbits, ground squirrels, gophers, alfalfa weevil and grasshoppers. The Farm Bureau believes in de veloping specialized industries, in different localities of the county, adapted to them, such as red, white and alsike clover seed production, certified potato seed production, certified small grain production; having a co-operativo organization to handle each product. The Farm Bureau is maintained for the benefit of the farmer, so get behind the organization and make it work for you. + BLACKFOOT WDM FROM POCATELLO At the basketball game between Blackfoot and Pocatello at Pocatello last Friday, the Blackfoot girls won by a score of nine to seven, and the Blackfoot boys won by a score of twenty-seven to nineteen. Former Blackfoot Man Engaged In Lumber Business W. H. Scott and wife are located at number 6437 Sixty-third street, S. E. Portland, and Mr. Scott has formed a business engagement in the lumber business with he Minor Lum ber company, that specializes in rail road and car materials and has of fices in New York, Chicago, Phila delphia, Los Angeles and San Fran cisco. The Scotts operated a farm near Pingree during the war and re sponded to the big urge to raise more of everything, but they got tired of bucking a losing game in the big readjustments, and he spent a couple of seasons in the oil fields of Wyom ing and hen went to the coast. Mr. Scott says the, lumber busi ness is new to him, but he is enjoy ing his work and making a compre hensive study of the business. a * ASYLUM WILL TRY SCIENTIFIC FARMER University At Moscow Asked To Supply Right Man The management of the Blackfoot asylum has concluded to put a scientific farmer in charge of all the farming and sock on he place, and have applied to the university at Moscow to supply them with the right kind of a man. The management of the institution have reached the conclusion that scientific farming is more profitable than ordinary farming, and that the Btate ought to employ that kind of a farmer. The university at Moscow has been preaching the doctrin for many years that ecientlfic farming is more practicable and more profit able and that they turn out selen itic farmers at that institution. Every time the legislature meets the uni versity sends a strong lobby down to Boise to ask for larger appropria tions for everthing connected with the institution, including the agri cultural extension work and the teaching of scientific farming. They claim they turn out farmers that ac complish such wonderful results that It is a profitable thing for the state to keep on turning them out. At this time this other department of the state government is taking them entirely at their word and at their own estimate of themselves and are asking them to supply the asylum with that kind of a farmer. They have left it entirely to the univer sity to make the selection and to send the man down who will make good and the whole responsibility Is going to be his. He will have a farm of some 660 acres under culti vation with plenty of water, a herd of stock, plenty of horses and help to operate the farm and It will all be up to him. An Inventory will be taken of everything that he Is re sponsible for, he will be charged with everything that is expended In his enterprise and he will be given credit with everything that he pro duces and we shall find out whether the asylum farm Is a profitable thing to operate or not. We shall also find whether the university can live up to its claims concerning the abili ties of the young fellows it makes into practical scientific farmers. We have not yet been informed as to who the gentleman Is, if he has been selected or who will be selected, but the matter has been under consid eration for some time. Youngsters Enter tain Crowd at Bout Monday Evening 1 On Monday night the sport fans at Blackfoot held forth at the Ameri can Legion hall with Abe Caplin matched with Henry Jones, the Provo boy, and some good prelimin aries. Lowe and Wilford engaged In four rounds of boxing and it was a draw, with a broken nose for Lowe. Wright and Red Smith gave a fifteen-minute exhibition and then followed two small boys, aged five and seven years, who pulled on their little gloves and put on an exhibition that was a scream from start to finish. They were the sons of Mr. Lowe of More land, and he had evidently given them some fine training, acting, per haps, on Roosevelt's advice, "Buy your kid a punching bag and teach him how to use it." They did all the fine maneuvers that older ones do, and were so cute about them that they kept the house in an uproar. When it came to the main event, Caplin and Jones went to the mat in a wrestling match and in fourteen and a half minutes one fall was re corded on Caplin, but following that, Jones suffered a broken bone in his arm and forfeited to Caplin. is D. ' + CAME IN ON SKIIS The Wallace brothers came in from their ranch on Grave creek Monday on skiis, crossing the range and covering the distance out to Blackfoot In one day. The range is about 7,000 feet high and the snow lies very deep on the high levels. IRRIGATION MEETING HELD AT POCATELLO Some Prominent Men Discuss American Falls Project To meet what is regarded as the gravest crisis in the history of Idaho, a conference Of representatives of ir rigation companies, and districts in the Snake river valley was held in Pocatello yesterday with state offi cials, government reclamation offi cials and men prominently identified with the Idaho Reclamation associa tion. The object of the conference was to save the great American Falls project. An agreement was reached to __ dertake the formation of a gigantic district, for the purpose of financing the obligations of irrigation com panies to the government in connec tion with the American Falls project, and without interfering in any man ner with the present Or future oper ating end of any irrigation organiza tion. un The distric* will include all ter riory embraced within these tracts excepting sections already or ganized as Irrigation districts under the laws of Idaho! This mean*,' If the results desired may be obtained, that the whole strength of practically the entire Snake river valley will be thrown behind the financing of the American Falls prdject Insofar as privately owned lands are required to partici pate. con All Are Delinquent Every company and district tracting with the government In nectlon with the American Falls en erprlse is delinquent In Its payments, due solely to general financial condi tions plus the low prices of farm pro duce prevailing during the unusual season of 1921. Secretary of the Interior Fall re fused to approve the pivotal contract with the power company, which gives the government Us lights on Snake river water, unless these obligations were met. This created an Incomparable crisis for Idaho, involving the aban donment of the American Falls project, To meet It the Idaho Reclamation association called the conference, which held sessions afternoon and evening yesterday. Various means of financing were discusse4 and it was finally agreed Continued on page four con con 7 armer Smith Will Lecture In Black foot Next Monday Farmer C. L. Smith will address the high school students next Mon day at frojn 10.30 until 12 o'clock. A 2 o'clock he will address the public at the Orpheum theatre, talk ing on the subject of better farming and better country homes. Smith does not advocate that the farmers shall work harder, but that they shall plan more carefully and raise more of some of the things that are best and most delicious and most neglected on the new farms and ranches, and thereby secure many more of the comforts of life. For a long time Mr. Smith has been in the employ of the Oregon Railway & Navigation company, traveling over the northwest and ad vising people about better farming. Last fall the Union Pacific borrowed Smith to talk to the people in their terrlory, and now he Oregon Short Line has borrowed him from Union Pacific, and he is spend ten days in the upper Snake river valley commencing Monday, Feb. 20, and ending at Aberdeen on March 4. Mr. *E Former Blackfoot Boy is Engaged in Business in Germany Boyd Bumgarner, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bumgarner, now of Nampa, but formerly of Blackfoot, in business at Wiesbaden, Ger many, as local manager tor the In ternational Harvester company. Mr. Bumgarner married a beauti French girl and brought her to Idaho, and after a year they re turned to France to make their home near Bordeaux. The harvester com pany put him in charge of the Wies baden branch and now we have the American boy and the French girl settling down in the enemy's coun ahd soliciting their business. + RESPONSIBLE FOR THEATRE COLLAPSE The investigators at Washington, O., have returned a report that disaster at the Knickerbocker theatre, when the roof collapsed and killed a hundred people, was due to faulty designing, faulty construction faulty inspection of the roof, nine men have been arrested art being held while the grand hears the evidence. All theatres in the city are closed, pending inspections that shall prove they are not a menace to the public who enter them.