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file Idaho Republican Published Every Thursday Byrd Trego, Editor and Proprietor Entered at the post office at Black foot, Idaho as second-class matter. Subscription Price - $2.00 per Year HOW TO RENEW THE LAWNS Blackfoo't has from 100 to 200 lawns that have been beautiful, but are going to decay and need to be done over. They will never be beau tiful again until they are overhauled and when this is done they will be a source of much satisfaction to the owners and the whole public. They will add much pleasure to the in habitants and much value to the property. If the owners Intend to remain on them they owe it to them selves to have them in fine condi tion, and if they wish to sell out, making the lawn over will help to Bell them at a good price. It is a great deal of work and ex pense to make a lawn over, and if a good many people join forces and do it systematically they will get better results at much less expense and trouble. People who do not know how and who do not have the proper equipment may under take such a task and have it cost double what it would if done by system and experts, and the inexpericed person may fall entirely in the undertaking—the ex pert, systematic method can abso lutely guarantee results. How to Fix the Lawns In the following outline of how to fix the lawns we are advising a course that makes employment for home laborers, uses all the waste from the lawns and turns It to ac count in the community and gves the community the benefits of all that is done. It requires a good while for the preparation of the work, but when once the lawn is torn up, it is but a week or two until the new lawn appears in all its beauty ready for the lawn mover, and there is no season of dust and mud to annoy the owner. Most of the work of making a lawn is not done on the lawn itself, Nash Leads the World in Motor Car Value Six Touring $1390 Nash Car Leads In Long Run A Blackfoot man named Ab Jenkins broke two records with the Nash Six, handled by the Three-A Garage. He made the run from Salt Lake to Yellow stone in 8 hours and 39 minutes, at an average of forty four miles an hour. He made the run from Salt Lake to Boise in 10 hours and 3 minutes, an average of forty eight and three-quarters miles ah hour. Any pretty good car can run forty-four miles an hour for one hour. Any pretty good car can run forty eight and three-quarters miles an hour for one hour, but it takes a very superior car to run 489 miles in 10 hours and 3 minutes and be ready to start right back over the road without any repairs. That is what the Nash Six did this week and last, in these hot days on the roads just as travelers find them. The run to Boise included the long stretch of unpacked new gravel road between Poca tello and American Falls. It included all the ruts and chucks and high bridges and bad culverts on the line, the deep dust and sand in various places, and the buggies and loads of hay and other traffic of a normal day's busi ness when nobody knew he was coming on a record run or that anybody was making a rush trip. In our advertising we have been telling the public that the Nash Six was a superior car, and proving it on hill-climbing and speed—now we have proved it again for high speed and endurance. This sets a new pace far cars; it sets a new high record, and places the Nash Six in a class by itself. When buying a car why not get the best and get it at a reason able price. . 1 Three-A Garage Phone 50 North Main Blackfoot but in nature's workshop at some distance from the lawn-to-be. The principal part of the work is done by nature, and it takes some time, but man has to place the materials at hand for nature to use in its laboratory. The old lawns in Black foot have gotten into a condition that is far removed from what nature needs for making a lawn, and as the laboratory work can be done cheaply on a large scale, we are outlining a co-operative program by which sev eral hundred lawns can be put in fine condition at small expense to the individual and remain in good condition for a long time if properly cared for. If the owner just wants a moderately good lawn he can keep it moderately good, or If he wants it to stay exceedingly beautiful, he can place his order accordingly and have what he wants at a slightly in creased expense. If you want your lawn m^de beautiful in 1922, you should have commenced in 1920, according to our program. If you want it beauti ful in 192'4, you should begin in 1922, and take the successive steps to let nature do the job. How to Begin Making a Lawn Over There are, say, 200 families in Blackfoot who look over their old shabby looking yards (you can make your own list of their names) and are willing to put in some money and some work and get tip-top re sults at a future date. Two hundred men come together and incorporate something under the firm name of "The Better Lawns company," and take one share apiece at a cost of $25 a share, one-half being payable in sixty days and the other half in nine months. The board of directors go about town and buy or lease a block of ground in the edge of town where there is little or no sod or grass and weeds. They carefully re move every vestage of vegetation and then irrigate and plow it, and again remove every vestige of vege taton that comes to light. Twice a month they disk it and half way be tween plowlngs they harrow it thoroly seeking to get all seeds that may be in the soil sprouted and killed. Another Branch of Work At some suitable place on the tract, and close by the irrigating ditch, they will have the workmen excavate for a compost or rotting pit. It Bhould be tnree or four feet deep and perhaps 40x100 feet in size, lined in the bottom and sides with concrete with a good cement finish. At the side of the pit it should be deeper for a space of about twenty feet across, so that drainage from the whole pit would flow into low place. The low part should be screened oft from the rest with a wire net. or fence, and inside of the fence should be finer screens that would prevent any rubbish from getting inside the pool, power pump should be installed to lift water from the pool to the tank wagon or truck and that vehicle should be equipped with a discharge pipe and hose that would deliver the fluid at the side and at a distance of two or three rods if necessary. Filling the A Pit Have about 200 loads of barnyard manure dumped into the pit and enough water turned in from the ditch to wet it. If the manure is reasonably strong and fresh, the adds in it will create heat and it will ferment slightly, making more bil lions of bacilli than would number the German marks needed to pay the war debt of the world. One'object of soaking this mass is to rot or sprout the weed seeds in it, and for that process it must now be exposed to the aid again. When the mass ferments enough to give off a slight odor, the bacilli are ready for use. and the manager of the concern will now offer the fluid for sale to people who want to greatly enrich their soil, both by reason of the fertility of the fluid and by reasan of the bil lions of bacilli in it that can be transferred to the soil with the fluid and once in the soil they keep on multiplying and manufacturing nitrates for plant growth. The tank wagon or truck delivers the fluid to the purchasers and it is poured upon the garden or the flower beds or the lawn or into the irrigating ditch, where it enters the lot, or anywhere to suit the purchaser. Such is the magic effect of such fluid upon plant growth that when poured about the root area the plant shows stimula tion the same day it is applied. This fluid is mqrely a side line, a bi-pro duct of our main undertaknfe, that of making the lawns over. If we did in it of to of not draw off the fluid the mass would not rot and get into condition for the use it is intended for. If it were left in the pit it would yield up odors to disturb the neighbors, but by drawing it off and using it as stated, it works magic in flowers and plants and attracts people to its petals and perfume. When people see the wonders it works in plant life they will gladly buy it at a price that will pay the cost of handling it, and that is all that this Better Lawns company is going into business for Is to get their lawns fixed up on a co-operatve basis and get their money back out of the equipment. Their main reward lies in the marked benefits it is to their homes and to their home town. Growing the Sod For Lawns We left the workman plowing and stirring the soil On the company's tract to get all the weed seeds sprouted and killed and to get the soil in fine condition. It is left over winter and the compost is left in the pit over winter rotting. When warm weather comes again, the tract is sowed to a mixture of pure blue grass and white' clover, and it is carefully watered and cared for for another year; that brings us to 1924, and the new sod is ready for transplanting. * Preparing the Sod Bed Now the old lawns must be torn up and the bed made for the hew sod. One reason the old sod died out is that there was too much water or too little water and the soil too heavy and sticky and solid like a brickbat whenever it gof dry. The reason the new sod could not be grown in the lawn is that it refuses to grow in the shade unless it has a strong, healthy start. The lawn is carved off to remove all high spots and all weeds, dande lions and other objectionable growth and the surface is lowerd six inches below what the new lawn is to be when completed, the waste dirt be ing used to fill up low places about town. The soil is plowed or spaded about eight or ten inche deep and pulverized. Then enough sand is hauled in from those troublesome sand dues just east of town, to mix with the sticky soil and make it soft and mellow, probably two or three inches of sand all over the lawn-to-be. Then four inches of compost is hauled from the pit that has been kept wet enough to rot and dry enough to go to pieces till it is almost like leaf mold, and very rich. Then the whole mass of eight inches of soil, two of sand and four of compost is plowed or spaded again and it is well mixed, then ir rigated and left to settle. As soon as it is dry enough to work it is raked and leveled again to fill any slight depressions, and there will be some. When it is in perfect condition and dry enough so it will not pack, the sod cutter is put to work on the company tract, and long ribbons of sod are cut out and rolled up like spools, and are brought and unrolled on the lawn-to be, are placed side by side so close that no seams are visible and then the roller is run over it until it is as compact and firm as an oriental rug on a floor. By keeping it carefully watered and by being particular not to let a stream of water run for several hours upon it and get it saturated and the air driven out of it, the new lawn remains in perfect condition fed by the rich mellow earth below. It w'ill not require wateV so often nor in such quantity as does the hard, half-bare lawn of the present, and by applications of the fluid fertilizer it can be kept well nourished for years, the white clover gradually giving way to the blue grass and leaving a richer soil as the nodules on its roots manufacture nitrogen and release it in the form of plant food. The thin, hard lawns of the present do not manufacture plant food in quantity worthy of mention, and the soil is so compact and the air so completely shut out of it by water and by its compact ness there is little action of any kind in it. A Consumer of Garbage Going back somewhat on our pro gram, the compost pit will perform a service for the town during the spring cleanup and all summer by receiving the leaves and grass and all perishable vegetation raked from the yards, and the clippings from the lawns in summer, and dump it into the compost pit and keep it wet enough to rush the decay. Noth ing will be received that has rocks, cans or other solids that will not rot, and it will relieve the residents of the long haul to the city dumping ground, and will relieve the city of the expense of providing dumping room for it. All such trash will be furnishing liquid fertilizer for use during the summer and the follow ing spring the rotted mass will be for sale to spread on gardens and to mix into flower beds. The Better Lawns company will be operated like any other commer cial enterprise, and there will be a standard charge for everything it furnishes. A tank of .liquid fertil izer delivered within a certain zone will be and for longer hauls a slight addi tion to cover the extra distance traveled. A load of leaves delivered at the pit will have to be forked over carefully to see that there is nothing imperishable in it, and when it is rotted and ready to go back to some garden it will be delivered at a fixed price that will yield a profit to the company and yet be cheap fertilizer. It will be the means of steadily im proving the cleanliness of the town, the fertility of the soil and the beautiy of the landscape. It will greatly reduce the amount of water needed for irrigation both because the lawns will be perfectly level and true, because the discharge from the ditch into the lawn will be natural aiid rapid instead of choked and slow as at present and because of the mellow substrata under the sod being a healthy reservoir for both air and water in proper pro A is or be to at a certain price, portions. The trees and shrubs will then be in a more healthy condition due to perfect watering instead of being root-bound and dry most of the time as at present by reason of the high ground humped up around each one that makes it the last to ■receive water and the first to be drained when the water is shut oft. Everybody Pays the Price Under this system, anybody hav ing a lawn made over pays the standard price per square, with al lowance for variations in prepara tion of the ground ready to receive the sand and fertilizer. Stock holders might be allowed a slightly reduced price of service to en courage people to be stockholders, or the price of service might be fixed at a point that would give sufficient profit to reward the stockholders for their Investment. The main objects of the organization should be to conserve the waste and turn it into use, to beautify the town, improve the value of real estate and to culti Big Celebration Wapello, July 24 Program at 10.30, at 1.30 in the afternoon all kinds of sports and ball game. Dance in the evening. EVERYBODY COME About Storing Coal TU\E HAVE coal on hand for storage and can \a/ supply customers for the present. If the coal strike is broken at any time soon there is bound to be a coal famine when cold weather comes, and if it con tinues for some time, the coal famine will be more severe. If the railroad strike ends soon, there will be a shortage of cars for moving crops and coal this fall, and if the strike continues long there will be a car famine or a tie-up. In either event it will be difficult to get coal all fall and people are urged to give serious consideration to it. Anderson Lumber Co. (( One Foot or a Million Phone 461 n No. Main Blackfoot BALLBAND tfc M *fA»* For Women, for Men, for Street Wear, for Work You will find that "Ball-Band" Light Weight Rubbers give the same kind of satisfaction that fias been given so many years by the heavier styles. Women like long-wearing as well good-looking rubbers. They also want More Days Wear. Ball-Band" Rubbers, either light heavy, are the good-fitting, long-wearing, and fine-looking kind. as ii or \ Seeger-Bundlie Co. "Everybody's Store" Broadway Blackfoot f vate an Interest In supplying nature with proper materials to work with for our benefit and pleasure. Each lawn made over would be a constant reminder to other property owners that they can make their property more attractive and more valuable, and when they see the striking contrast between their old lawns and the new and perfect ones, they too will begin to plan for taking on the service of the Better Lawns company. At this time when business is dull and men have time to think and plan In new things is a good time to organize and arrange to pay in that $12.50 and get work started on the company tract that is to be the base of all these operations. The second payment of $12.50 will be payable next spring when it is time to start operating again and buying and sow ing seed on the company tract. + Leslie Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gardner and son Reed and Miss Glazier of Provo left for the park Thrusday.