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Vol. XIII., No. 7
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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
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
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Continued on page eight
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
ton's matches.
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.
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.
Working on a New
Garbage System
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
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
. „ „ . „ _ „
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
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.
Trying to Get Loans
War Finance
Men from all
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
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. ,
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,
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
L. M
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The commercial club
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
Firth—Monday, 8 p. m.
Pingree—Tuesday, 2 p. m., school
Riverside—Wednesday, 2. p. m.
Other meetings will be announced
Come and
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
The object of the conference was
to save the great American Falls
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.

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