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$2 a Year BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, JULY 13, 1922 Vol. XVIII., No. 28 County Seat Suffers From Bad Canal Management —* BIG CONCERT FRI DAY AT CITY PARK Proceeds to Go For Swimming Pool The following program has been arranged for the ppen air concert Friday evening at 8 o'clock, which the Camp Fire Girls are giving at the city park for the benefit of the swimming tool: ....Reed Sextette .J. H. Andersen Opening number Short address ... Violin and cello duet . .Ronald and Glen Hammond ....Ann Burggraf Lorraine Seeger .Under the direction of Mrs. O. E. Buchanan Violin solo X) a nce bara Holbrooke and Jean Collins Vocal solo ..Mrs. Howard Henderson Piano solo . Quartette, calrinets .G. A. Stout, Walter Patrie, Charles Fisher, Leland' Chapman Reading .Vivian McDonald Ladies' quartette Mrs. S. W. Wil son, Mrs. M. N. Austin, Mrs. C. E. Jackson, and Mrs. Ed Thoreson Dance . Piano solo Solo . Violin solo Camp Fire Girls quartette . Luclle DeHart, Leona Bying ton, Clarice O'Neal, Olene Wilson Reading . Piano solo Vocal solo Vocal solo .... Piano solo .... Ladies chorus Ronald Robbins . Bar Clarice O'Neal .Marie Dore .Gladys Robbins .Port Arthur Ronald Hammond .Sylvia Murphy ..Annis Hopkins .Mrs. Leo Hood (of Pocatello) Amelia Hansen Reading Reading with violin obligato . .\Harold DeKay Mrs. M. N. Austin ..Alice Chubbuck Camp Fire Girls chorus, closing number. A Vocal solo Piano solo ♦ From Salt Lake to Yellowstone in 9 Hours 39 Minutes D. A. Jenkins, driving a Nash car, and three other people left Salt Lake City Monday morning at 3.35 o'clock for Yellowstone National Park and arrived there at 1.30 p. m., making the total time, not allowing for stops, 9 hours and 55 minutes. The total driving time was 9 hours and 39 minutes, which means'an average rate of travel of over forty-four miles an hour. The distance from Pocatello to Idaho Falls was made in 57 minutes driving time, or over fifty-five miles per hour average. Eighty-five miles per hour was reached on the Fort Hall pavement. The run was made to demonstrate the fact that the Yellowstone high way is the shortest and best route from Salt Lake City to the park. A reporter from the Salt Lake Tribune accompanied Jenkins and they left Tuesday to return to Salt Lake. During the trip two herds of sheep and several head of Cattle were encountered and after leaving Blackfoot many tourists had to be passed making progress slower. The trip was made-without any accidents and is the fastest one yea made in this country. ' LEAVES FOR BOISE Dr. B. H. Hudson left Saturday for Boise to attend a meeting of the state dental board of which he is the president. After a week there he will go on to Los Angeles to attend the National Dental convention. + FREDRICK BUCHANAN INJURE!* Fredrick Buchanan, principal/of the Groveland school, was thrown from a horse while leaving the M Kluckholn ranch, where he is living, for Blackfoot. He waB carrying a bundle which it is supposed fright ened the horse and it threw him yvhlle off his guard. Mr. Buchanan was knocked un conscious and when the doctor was A called it was found that he had con brain and the case cussion of the was very serious. Mr. Buchanan's brother from northern Idaho was called and he arrived Wednesday. Dr. ,T. O. Hampton is atending.the patient and it is thought that he will recover. Money to Loan -v Farms, city property, business for sale or trade. B. H. Lyon Phone 36 and more than a hundred lawns are gradually dying out. More than two hundred lawns are dying from various causes, and lack of early irrigation in the spring is one of them. That much of the trouble is the fault of the management of canal companies, and the rest of it is due to other things. Part of the trouble with the lawns is that there is too much shade, and part of the trouble is due to the fact that people do not have ditches large enough or do not have the outlets from their ditches into their lawns large enough to let the water pass rapidly to its place, and it stands for several hours on the low places and by saturating the soil and keeping the air from the roots and grass it kills plant growth. The right way to keep a lawn alive and healthy is to put the water on it and take it off within the hour; otherwise the ground becomes hard and lifeless and the grass dies. One trouble with Blackfoot lawns is that the soil is hard and lifeless and is not rich; another trouble is that they are not graded perfectly and the water stands four to six inches deep in some places while it is yet dry in others, killing the grass from drouth and from smothering at the same time. Most of the lawns are as high as the water in the ditches and the water backs up and wastes into many places rather than flow quickly into the lawn. Lawns may be low enough and level when they are seeded, but become worse every year. Lawns in Blackfoot have several kinds of grass and weeds that are not ornamental, and most of the bluegrass is thin and short like a boy's beard. Blackfoot owes it to the Snake river valley to have about 500 of the most beautiful lawns in the upper valley,, and every owner of real estate would find it would add something to his values and to the demand for real estate to have about 500 beautiful lawns in the It would also add something to the character of the people and especially to the charac ter of the young people to undertake to make these 500 fine lawns, commencing this summer. In the next issue of this paper, on page two, column one, there will be an article telling how it can be done, and the plan is respectfully commended to the thoughtful consideration of the Blackfoot Commercial club and all residents and property owners of the community. town. GOVERNMENT AIDS DUBOIS PROJECT of of at at at Ask Aid of Bingham, Butte, Fremont and Madison Counties The boosters of the Dubois country have for some time been working hard to get recognition from the government on the Dubois Irrigation Project and have at last succeeded. The government is now participating in the cost of the pro ject to the amount of one dollar to every two put up by the community. Under this arrangement the U. S. reclamation crews are in the field making a survey with $5400 to work on and $2400 more will be needed before it is finished to in sure good results and to' cover the obligation completely. If this sur vey proves the feasibility of the route a definite means will be had of restoring quick and lasting pros perity in the various communities involved. Clark county already has appropriated thru its commissioners $3000, Jefferson $2000 and Bon neville $1000. Besides there, the prosperity resulting from the pro ject would cover Bingham, Butte, Fremont and Madfton counties. A million dollars would be ex pended in each of the later two counties and the former two would get a large extension of Irrigation development. The survey alone will result in over $1000 being spent in each of these, counties and in as much as the benefits would be mutual, the Clark county Commer cial club asks the civic bodies of Arco, Blackfoot, Rexburg and St. Anthony if they will not have a dele gation appear at the next meeting of their county commissioners and re quest that an appropriation of $350 for each county be made to carry on this work and help to complete the allotment of $2400 which is now lacking. Briefly the project contemplates a canal thru Madison county and Fre mont county towards the project to the west. This canal is to handle the surplus Jackson's Lake water of 600,000 acre feet or thereabouts. In addition there is contemplated the construction of the Island Park res ervoir with a plan to furnish any ad ditional water the old users in the upper Snake river valley may re quire. on it It, -!• LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HERE C. C. Moore, lieutenant governor and candidate for election to the po sition of chief executive was in Blackfoot Thursday, and spoke at the Kiwanis club dinner at the Cot tage hotel. Mr. Moore has been in the senate a number of terms and is one of Idaho's big progressive men. He has a reputation for havng the courage of his convictions and is a man who says what he means and acts a con sistent part. His home is at St. Anthony, where he has been en gaged in farming and real estate business for a long time. + Rev. and Mrs. Stringfellow and family left Thursday, July 13, for a two weeks' trip thru the Yellow stone National Park. MURRY VISITS BOYS I Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8 Mr. Murry, district club leader for southeastern Idaho and Max Feld baum, local leader, visited the young club members in Thomas and More land. The majority of the boys are do ing good work and show prospects of excellent crops and of getting some prizes at the .fair this fall. All of the Thomas boys are raising po tatoes and those in Moreland, pigs. Arrangements were made for a club meeting at Thomas Wednesday at 7.30 p. m. at the school house and at Moreland Friday at 7.30 p. m. at the school house. to in as be of St. of re on a to of In the ad the re * COMMISSIONERS AND ENGINEER REPORT Give Reasons Why Road Contract Was Let Without Bids The commissioners of Bingham county let a contract for some work on the road to Lincoln creek and did it without advertising for bids and without asking for bids to be sub mitted without advertising in the usual way. They have been criticised for it and there were expressions of dissatisfaction from men who wanted to get road work or road contracts and did not have any op portunity to bid on it. The matter has been told and re-told until it took on alarming proportions, and the editor of this paper concluded that if the alarming stories as told were true, the people ought to know It, and if the reports were alto gether false, it would be only simple justice to the commissioners to hunt up the facts and pass them to the public. Accordingly we Interviewed the three commissioners and county engineer, E. Milton Christenen, and the following is their statements of the case: The Lincoln Creek Road For many years the people of Blackfoot have been asking that a better road be made to connect the east end of Rich lane with the road thru Lincoln valley and thus enable Continued on page 8 _ The Eye Specialist Dr.H.H. Scarborough po in at of has St. en Will be at the ECCLES HOTEL Blackfoot TUESDAY, JULY 18 His methods give results for headaches, dizziness and eye defects. and a DISPLAY OLD FLAG An old American flag, owned by Ci W. Spaulding, which was used during the Civil war, was displayed on the war veterans float in the parade on the Fourth of July in Blackfoot. Sixty-one years ago, immediately after the fall of Fort Sumpter, Mr. Spaulding and his mother decided I to make an American flag for the army. Instructions for the making were given them by an army officer and the work began. The flag when finished was six feet long and three feet wide and had thirty-one stars, the number of states then in the Union. * IRRIGATION AS SOCIATION MEETS Judged Unsafe to Join Two Irrgation Districts •/ Arthur Manwaring, who is one of the directors in the Farmers Protec tive Irrigation association has re ceived the following letter indicat ing the decision of that body relative to the American Falls reservoir: The Secretary's Letter At a special meeting of the di rectors of the Farmers Protective Ir rigation association, held on June 17 the following recommendations were made to canal companies desiring storage in the American Falls reser voir. After making a thoro investiga tion and getting the advice from several attorneys, we have decided that it is not a safe proposition to join the proposed large irrigation district, inducting the Twin Falls country and all the canal companies in the upper Snake river valley de siring stored water. We advise canal companies desir ing stored wate.r to secure it now in the American Falls reservoir, and exchange it for stored water in Jackson Lake, as that seems to be the only way at the present time to secure storage and those securing water in the Jackosn Lake reservoir will have the best water right on the river. We think canal companies not now in an irrigation district, desir ing water in the American Falls reservoir, can secure the money to finance them in several ways with out joining the large irrigation dis trict. a First by direct taxation, second by mortgaging their canal system, third by forming an irrigation district out of their canal and fourth by forming a large Irrigation district from Blackfoot up the valley. Please write to the secretary aqd state the plans you propose to use, so that the association can help you if necessary in your work. JOHN LEE, Secretary Farmers Protective Irriga tion Association. + WENT TO THE COAST G. A. Powell, Charles Wicks Sr., George Wicks and Edgar Capps left Saturday for an auto trip into Oregon. UNMASKED MEN ROB RIGBY BANK Escape in Lexington Car Take to Brush One Caught L' At 1.15 o'clock Thursday, two un masked young men entered the Jef ferson County National Bank of Rigby and held up the cashier, John Adams and his assistant, Claude Hawkins. They bound them and put them intp the vault from which the bound men sent out a burglar alarm with an apparatus installed there for that purpose. The burglars escaped with about $3800 in gold and cur rency, in a big red Lexington car. Sheriff Lufkin and Marshall Newt Adams of Rigby immediately got on their trail. They notified Sheriff Oley and Deputy Jack Empey, of Idaho Falls and they tried to cut them off at Iona, but were held up by a bad culvert and arrived there about five minutes after the bandits had passed thru. Sheriff Oley fol lowed close on their heels until they were forced to abandon their car near Soda Springs and take to the brush, leaving about $700 of the $3800 taken. Sheriff Simmons, Deputy Sheriff Ezell and I. H. White of Blackfoot were notified and joined in the search. It was then getting dark and it was decided to wait until daylight, and the posses returned to Soda Springs, where all trains were watched. A man was noticed climb ing onto the train headed for Mont pelier and the authorities there were notified. Billy Finkler was taken from the train and brought back to Soda Springs. He denied .that he knew anything about the robery, but was identified by Mr. Adams and his assistant of Rigby, by his voice and features. Officers are still searching for the other man, who is thought to be Sacksie, or as he is known around Rigby, "Swede Reed." The officers say that a man who saw the car go by on the Soda Springs highway was acquainted with him and identified him as the other man who helped in the robbery. Both young men were from Idaho Falls and have served in the peni tentiary before. ANOTHER STILL TAKEN Sheriff Simmons and deputies ar rested H. L. Malcom at f Thursday on the charge of possess ing a still in his home. He has been taken to Pocatello, where his case will be heard by U. S. Commissioner Theodore Turner. ey 7% Interest First Mortgage FARM LOANS Any Amount Optional prepayment priv ileges, part or all any in terest payment date. J. A. Stewart ROUND-UP AT HENRY AUGUST 11, 12, 13 Hard Surfaced Track, Big Grandstand Many Riders Henry, Idaho, is putting on its second annual roundup August 11, 12 and 13 under the leadership of Walter Hogan, chairman; James Chester, secretary, both of Henry post office and Claude B. Going, Bill Larkins and Elmer Williams, mem bers of the committee. Henry is In the stock country ly ing in a high mountain valley north of Soda Springs and at the upper or eastern end of the Blackfott reser voir, where two arms of the lake ex tend back in depressions against the range, leaving a peninsula ex tending into the lake with groves and springs and great meadows be tween. Scores of sprins rising in one locality bearing mineral water, have built up a mound of thirty or forty acres on which trees grow to deck the place and furnish delight ful camping places for the merry makers at the round-up. westward for twenty miles the reser voir sparkles in the sun and at even ing myriads of water fowls sport upon the bosom of the lake as the sun sinks to rest. Back in the range just above Henry is a low divide con necting with Grays Lake, and a canal cut thru the divide allows part of the waters of Grays Lake to flow into the Blackfoot reservoir. It is part of the plan of the government and the Greater Fort Hall Project, to utilize the waters of both valleys via the Blackfoot river and thus in crease the water supply in the Port Neuf valley, the Buckskin basin above Ft. Hall, Lincoln valley east of Blackfoot, Presto Bench, the res ervation and Machaud flats between Pocatello and American Falls, mak ing a new empire with Henry, in the center of the stock country and also the center of the water supply. The race track laid out in 1921 is to be improved this year with some hard surface, and the grandstand is being enlarged. More corralls and chutes are built. Three wells are being sunk on the round-up grounds and eating accommodations greatly increased over last year. Citizens of the community are taking an inter est in the undertaking and are giv Contlnued on page eight To the + Grover Given New Trial by State Supreme Court, William D. Grover, Blackfoot farmer convictted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Joseph Koury, was granted trial Friday, June 30, by the The tribunal held a new supreme court, that the trial court erred in not granting him a new trial. Grover killed Koury July 7, 1919, following an altercation over irriga tion water. According to Grover's testimony, Koury attempted to change a headgate, and Grover re strained him, whereup Koury struck twice at him with a shovel, missing him both times. He was about to Atrike a third time when Grover struck at him with his shovel, the blow striking Koury on the right temple, causing almost instant death. During the trial expert testimony for the state was introduced in an attempt to show that two blows were struck and that a depression was found in the skull of the dead man Just above the left eye. An expert witness for Grover, however, testi fied that there was no depression above the left eye. Investigation proved that the depression was there but that as the skin was in perfect condition it could be either natural or unnatural. + AUTO ACCIDENT u* On Sunday night as R. H. Mack was driving north above the sugar factory he met a big car with very fright lights and they did not apply the dlmnler8. Mackie's car was a Ford, and unknown to him he was being followed by a Mr. Gorman of Idaho Falls in a large, heavy car. Mackie kept well to his side of the road to keep in the clear of tbe car he was meeting, and Mr. Gorman lost sight of him in the glare and bumped his car, throwing Mackie out over the_ back of the seat and running over him. Mackie was unconscious for a few moments and revived as Mr. Gor man was putting him into his own car. He was bruised about the face and one leg had been run over and bruised but not seriously. Mr. Gor wanted to take Mackie to a man hospital, but Mackie was so sure that he was only bruised, he said it not necessary and went on home when he got to feeling better. Mr. Gorman kept track of him by phone during the week and drove .down to see him on Thursday to visit with him and to see if there was anything hq should do.