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T. C. Anderson and His Lister Tipped up on Its Right Side
T. -C. Anderson of. Jamestonf has
invented a lister for cultivating po
tatoes that is the envy of the men
of his neighborhood.
A lister is a plow that throws the
dirt both ways at once differing
from the old single shovel cultiva
tor in that it has ^wo moldboards
that .jire not like 'the single shovel
cultivator nor like the moldboard
plow, but a cross between the two.
Mr. Ahderson's lister Is built on
the Sulky fashion* with two wheels
and seat and levers to control the
depth at which the plow or
lister part runs. . ; It is operated with
two horses and it cuts a clean per
fect trench down between the potato
rows killing the weeds and leaving
the, trench in good shape for the
water to follow.
Mtf. Anderson built this machine
out of parts of four or five plows
and has been using it as an experi
ment/. It was so successful that
neighbors having the disk cultiva
tors and other types have been bor
rowing or leasing the machine most
of the summer since potatoes are old
enough to cultivate. Mr. Anderson
thinks it has gone over at least 150
acres*of potatoes and has been busy
just about all the time in the
He has one of the walking
listers that operate with one horse
and one man walking behind. A
demonstration made this week with
the two machines working side by
side showed that the walkng lister
did not make so even a furrow, but
followed up and down over the
humps and thru the hollows and
Candidate for Nomination
County Treasurer

Vote for
County Commissioner
If you want the same careful administra
tion in county matters that is now being
applied to the city business by the council
of which Thoreson is a member. Take a
look at the town and the town's finances.
George R. Ezell
Candidate for Nomination
Your vote will be appreciated
could not be Adjusted to make a
furrow just as desired. The man's
weight in the seat on the sulky lister
by Mr. Anderson, together,with the
shift of the leVers and the carrying
feature of the wheels enables them
to put the lister down to just the
depth desired. The wheels are
somewhat in advance of the lister
so that if the machine goes over a
ridge the plow goes thru it.
The old irrigators will remember
that the ordinary machine that is
used, as a cultivator between the po
tato rows after irrigation makes it
difficult to get the water thru the
next time, and for this reason pota
toes have not been cultivated much.
The Anderson lister does the work
and leaves the furrows In perfect
form again. The cultivation is two
fold, it kills the weeds, serves the
ground so that evaporation is inter
rupted. The cultivation to stop
evaporation of water is -full of little
passages which are straight up and
down that are called capillaries or
pores. They stand, like millions of
little pipe stems reaching from the
surface down into the ground sev
eral inches. When the ground is
wet it takes the form and in drying
it leaves little pores open that are
two inches in depth and the more
the ground is saturated the larger
and more complete is this capillary
system. When evaporation begins
thru these little pores it continues
more rapidly where the saturation
has been greatest. That is the reason
why it is a disadvantage to get the
ground saturated, merely getting it
moist makes it hold water longer
than to get it thoroly soaked. Where
the ground is only moistened it does
not bake, where it is saturated it
bakes and pours out the moisture
thru the capillary system and
quickly becomes hard and dry. By
the use of a tool like the Anderson
lister the little pipes or pores are
broken off and filled with dust and
as the moisture rises it lodges in the
dust and keeps a moist condition
just under the ground. Where this
kind of cultivation is done it keeps
the ground in good growing condi
tion and does not make it necessary
to water so often.
Comparing the work of the
Anderson disk lister on which there
are four disks, two runing on each
side of the row and piling the dirt
against the row, we find it runs over
the ridges following the rise and
fall of ground it is apt to leave a
strip two or three inches wide in
the bottom of the furrow just
where it is desirable to run the
water and that is often a hindrance
to irrigation. The disk passes over
the ground with a rolling motion
where the Anderson lister passes
with a rubbing motion and where
the disk leaves some weeds the
Anderson lister breaks them off.
Mr. ^.nderson is making applica
tion for a patent for his invention
and when that is established he ex
pects to arrange for the manufac
ture of the product to be put on sale
in time for next year's crop. The
neighbors who have used the ma
chine are ready to buy of him.
T. S. Richardson has twenty-five
acres just east of Moreland and is
raising thirteen acres of potatoes,
three and a half of grain, seven of
hay and has about five acres of
He recently set some
strawberries and has raspberries,
horse radish, multiplier onions, corn
and other things in his garden.
V. L. Leavitt has thirty acres east
of Moreland and is raising twelve
of potatoes, three ' acres of
He set
beets some grain and hay.
strawberries this spring and has
horse radish, tomatoes, sweet corn
and a quarter of an acre of golden
bantam corn.
J. P. Leavit thas five acres of po
tatoes, five acres of wheat and four
acres of hay.
Ernest Anderson lives just outside
of the southeast corner of the More
land townsite and in 1920 built a
house 28x48 feet in size with full
basement, the building being of
pressed brick and good materials
thruout. He has seven acres of po
tatoes, three acres of beets, twenty
acres of hay, nine or ten acres of
Chancey Christensen has twenty
five acres of land at the east end of
the Moreland townsite and has five
acres of beets, ten acres of potatoes,
three acres of grain and the rest in
J. T. Johnson has five acres on the
townsite and set about 500 straw
berries this year and about 500 or
600 raspberry plants. He could not
get water thru the canal as early as
was needed to save them and about
75 or 80 per cent of them died.
H. A. Grimmitt has twenty-two
acres and is raising three acres of
potatoes, five acres of grain, has
eight acres in pasture and the rest
in hay.
Peter M. Johnson, one of fhe early
settlers of the Blackfoot country, is
operating a soft drink parlor at
William Christensen is leasing
what is known as the Charles Hart
place, on the Highline ditch north
west of Moreland, consisting of
eighty acres. He has thirty-five
acres of potatoes, twenty acres of
grain and some hay and he has five
acres of beets on a place of his own.
Add Oldsen is leasing seventy
acres of land of Louis Robbins just
south of the Moreland depot and
has it all in potatoes. There are
about thirty-five acres of Russets
and thirty-five acres of Rurals. His
potatoes were planted early in May
and he commenced using new pota
toes early in July. He thinks he will
be ready Co dig and market consid
erable of his potato crop by the mid
dle of August.
Louis Robbins has 140 acres of
potatoes including the seventy acres
by Mr. Oldsen and thinks he will
start digging for market about
August 4. He has planted potatoes
on about sixty acres of alfalfa land
that had been used tfs a feed yard
'and expects an unusual potato crop
op it. Mr. Robbins has 300 acres
of hay.
W. T. England of Moreland has
140 acres and has twenty-five acres
of potatoes, thirty-five acres of grain
and the rest is in hay. Most of the
land is handled by renters. He lives
on the Moreland townsite and has
strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb,
multiplier onions, asparagus, sweet
corn, pop corn, tomatoes and other
things in his garden.
J. L. Christiansen has twenty
acres of land and is raising two
acres of potatoes, five acres of beets,
five acres of grain and the rest in
P. J. Christiansen has five acres
of potatoes, eight acres of beets, ten
acres of grain, twenty acres of hay
and about seven acres of pasture.
Lorenzo Munson has thirty acres
of good land and is raising seven
acres of potatoes and the rest in hay
and grain. * .
Jack Hall is leasing forty acres at
the northwest corner of the More
land townsite and is raising six acres
of potatoes, nine and a quarter acres
of grain and some hay.
Jacob A. Wheeler has forty acres
of land and is raising eight acres of
beets, nine of grain, fifteen acres of
hay and three acres of pasture.
J. E. Carnahan is a potato dealer
who lives on the Moreland townsite
near the station.
F. M. Maynard has organized the
Moreland Wholesale Produce com
pany for farm produce, especially
potatoes. The directors of the new
company are Lee Munson, Ed Ben
son, Wilford Jordan, Elmer Farns
worth, Harrison McKnight, Andrew
Benson and W. C. Cutforth. The
first two being the president and
secretary and F. A. Maynard is the
business manager.
They incor
porated for 125,000 with about
$6000 paid up. They have bought
the warehouse, cellar and other
equipment of the W. T. Ebbert com
pany, the cellar having a capacity of
sixty car loads.
Trill Grimmett is an ex-service
man, who spent a year over seas in
the engineers corps and is one of the
ditch riders for the People's canal.
He lives a mile west of Moreland.
O. M. Belnap lives west of More
land at the crossing of the cgnal and
has twelve acres of beets, two and
a half acres of potatoes, twenty
three of hay. He has strawberries,
rhubarb and multiplier onions in the
Steve Kralic is a Czecho-Slove,
who bought eighty acres of land in
1914. The land is situated north-J
west of Moreland near the foint of
the lava beds and the price paid was
$3000 on the installment plan. We
did not see Mr. Kralik, but the in
formation given by his daughter is
that he is farming that place and
100 acres of the Earl Jones farm
lying to the west of it. According
to his daughter they had a bad
break in the canal on July 4, 1915
that ruined a great deal of their
crops and prevented them from
keeping up with their payments on
the place. In the year 1918 they 1
built a large barn, building much of
it with lava rock and finishing off
the top with lumber. According to
the daughter they bought $1250
worth of lumber, paid $700 for
labor and got the barn completed,
but not all paid for. The work
men or the lumber dealer, she did
not say which, filed a lien against
the work and according to her
understanding made it cost an extra
$2700. They did not get anything
from the, egnal company to cover the
damages from the break in 1915 and
one difficulty brought on another
until they found themselves owing
$7343 on the place and the barn,
even after having paid $1500 down
at the time of the purchase and they
finally gave up in dispair and rented
the place. She says they are now
offered the opportunity of buying
the place for $8000, but that they
are intending to move off at the end
of the present lease.
Ralph Robbins lives west of the
Moreland townsite and is raising
thirty acres of potatoes, three acres
of beets, fifteen acres of grain,
twenty-five or thirty acres of hay.
Mr. Robbins' field of potatoes is un
usually good and well advanced.
F. M. Quinn is a man who came
from near Vancouver, Wash., and
settled on a dry farm in the desert
north of Moreland and made a
failure. In 1921 he rented the farm
belonging to Mrs. B. G. Boone and
has since purchased twenty-eight
acres lying a mile or so west of
Moreland at $125 an acre making a
small payment down. There was
very little of, buildings on the place,
no well and the ground is rough and
run-down. They planted five or six
acres of beets, twelve acres of hay
and two or three acres of oats. They
planted part of the beet crop near
the house and the chickens har
vested the little beets just as they
came thru the ground. Mr. Quinn is
a plasterer and works at the trade
most of the time in Blackfoot. The
oldest son is a mechanic and is
leasing a garage in Moreland and
spending most of his time there.
' D. C. Johnson has 120 acres
northwest of Moreland and is rais
ing five acres of potatoes, seventy
acres of grain, thirty-five acres of
hay. Eighteen acres of the land is
planted to Grimm alfalfa. He sowed
fifteen acres of the grain land with
sweet clover intending to plow it
under in September for fertilizer.
Earl F. Jones lives about two
miles northwest of Moreland and
has thirty-five acres of potatoes, ten
acres of beets, fifty acres of hay and
fifty acres of grain. About ninety
acres of this farm is handled by
Steve Kralik under a lease. Mr.
Jones has been living on the place
four years and has set trees and
other things every year, but lost
them for want of water at the proper
time in the spring. He has made
some attempts at gardening but it
has been with the same fate as the
. John K. Jorgensen lives a couple
of miles northwest of Moreland and
is doing some farming, but we did
not get his acreage.
B, McNeil lives two or three miles
northwest of Moreland and is rais
ing five acres of beets, twenty or
thirty acres of Grimm alfalfa and
has eighty acres of hay altogether.
V. McNeil has twenty-three acres
of land and is raising two or three
acres of potatoes and thirteen acres
of grain. He is leasing of Mrs. Loy.
F. ' J. Stamm is leasing eighty
acres of Mr. Wiese and has twenty
six or twenty-seven acres of pota
toes, twenty-eight acres of hay, ten
acres of grain and the rest in
G. H. Hjelm is working for J. R.
Davis, who lives at Shelley. There
are 160 acres in the place and he
has about forty-six acres of wheat,
ten acres of hay, sixty or seventy
acres of Grimm alfalfa, which he is
cultivating for seed.
E. Paulson has a place about
three miles northwest of Moreland
and was not at home when we
John Cafnpbell has eighty acres of
land and is raising two acres of po
tatoes, twenty acres of hay, forty
eight acres of grain and has four
acres of Grimm alfalfa that he is
raising seed on. Mr. Campbell says
he has frequently set trees and
plants and lost them for want of
water early in the season.
A. C. Hawkins says he came from
Burley and is raising twenty acres
of potatoes, five acres of beets, fif
teen acres of grain and sixty-five
acres of hay. He has planted some
strawberries in his garden.
W. L. Parks is leasing what is
known as the Ferrell place. He has
had a good deal of trouble getting
delivery of his water the last spring
in. the Highline canal.
H. L. Walker has forty acres of
hay and wheat.
Hans P. Christiansen is farming
forty acres of land, but lives in
Moreland. He was one of the
Jarvis D. Jensen
Candidate for Nom
ination for
Republican Ticket
of Blackfoot
Candidate for Nomination
Republican Ticket
Candidate for Nominator
Republican Ticket
r ■ «!•
Candidate for Nomina
. tion for
Republican Ticket I
I wish to announce that I will be
a candidate for nomination for re
eldction to the office of probate
judge of the County of Bingham,
{ ject to the will of the voters at
Republican primary election to
be* held therein on the first day of
August, 1922.
adv. 26tf
Rig E. Hansen, the stockman and
garage proprietor, has entered the
race for the nomination for com
missioner of the second (Blackfoot)
district on the Republican ticket.
Mr. Hansen was born at Soda
Springs In 1874 and has lived in
Bingham county practically all his
lift. He has engaged In the stock
business, both sheep and cattle, has
engaged successfully in several lines
of the mercantile business in Black
foot, operates the Three-A Garage,
and has had a varied experience.
Before the slump in business he sold
some ranches and had to take them
back, he built the addition to the i
big garage and now he is one of the
heaviest taxpayers in the county. He
has interests in the hills and he has;
farms in the valley, and friends all i
over the county in practically all i
lines of business. People who have
dealt with Mr. Hansen know what
character of man he is, and those
who do not know him are invited to f
confer with those who do.
Mr. Hansen says he is ont a candi
date because of any ambitions of his
own, but that a good many men have j
asked him to enter the race and out t i
of consideration for their wishes and w
the compliment conferred in their 0
requests he consented to be a candi
date, and respectfully solicits the
consideration of all voters whose
duty it becomes to choose between
the Republican candidates at the
.W. T. England of Moreland
wishes to say to the public that he is
a candidate for re-election as com
missioner for the second district,
that he is a candidate because many
people of his home community and
some from many other communities
have expressed the wish that he do
so, and because of the fact that he
feels a pride in being given the
stewartship of the county business
when so many people give him their
help in administering public busi
ness and express satisfaction with
the way he handles ti. Under these
conditions he is glad to serve the
public, but under any other condi
tion he prefers to be retired, and
when their choice is expressed at the
polls he will cheerfully accept their
adv. 28tf
I am a candidate for the nomina
tion' on the Republican ticket for
prosecuting attorney.
Your support is appreciated.
Aberdeen, Idaho.
adv. 28-29-30
founders of the Moreland town
site, but has lived in a num
ber of different places since
that time. He is raising twenty
acres of hay, fifteen acres of pota
toes and some Grimm alfalfa for
seed. He is leasing of Henry Ham
mond. ■ • «■
Fred Walkup has thirty acres of
land and is raising three and a
half acres of potatoes, ten acres of
grain, four acres of corn and the
rest in hay.
G. R. Leavitt has 120 acres of
land and is raising eighteen acres of
potatoes, seven acres of beets, thirty
acres of grain and the rest in hay
and pasture. Mr. Leavitt's potato
field lies unusually well for irriga
tion and the potato crop is looking
Clarence Clements has seventy
five acres and is raising five acros
of potatoes, five acres of grqin, and
seven in hay. He is leasing of Mrs.
Elnora Hammond.
E. D. Jones bought 160 acres of
Henry Munson, twelve or fourteen
acres of which is watered by pump
ing and is operated by a Fordson.
It takes about two days tc Irrigate
the fourteen acres and it takes
about $8 worth of coal oil for the
engine. They are operating with a
Arthur Man waring
of Groveland
Candidate for
Nomination for
Republican Ticket
Candidate for Nomination
Probate Judge
Republican Ticket
Candidatte for Nominatoin
Commissioner, Second District
Republican Ticket
Candidate for Nomination
. for
Commissioner, Second District
Republican Ticket
1 1 wish to announce that I am a
candidate for the nomination 1 for the
office of assessor of Bingham county
on the Republican ticket, subject to
the approval of the voters at the
primary to be held August 1".
adv. 25-6p
I am a candidate for re-election
to the office of county treasurer,
having served in that. capcity for a
year and a half.
I am grateful to the public for
my election of two years ago; I like
the work, I do as much of the work
personally as I can, and employ help
for only so much of it as I do not
get time for. •
I sincerely wish for re-election,
and of course, nomination at the Re
publican primaries. My work re
quires me in the office, so I cannot
go out much campaigning, tho I am
planning to go out a couple of days
this month to meet some of the
adv. 27tf 'MARGARET WARD.
>p. C. Anderson of Jameston has
en ta r ed the race for nomination for
sheriff on the Republican ticket. Mr.
Anderson does not hail from Black
f 00 t : he lives on his farm at James
ton, in the northeast corner of the
county, and he would like to be
sheriff. He has had some experience
j n the work and asks the considera
t i 0 n of all those whose privilige it
w ni be to choose between the vari
0 us candidates are to be voted on
by the Republicans in their primary,
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Candidate for Nomination for
Republican Ticket
Mr. Daly has had nearly two
years' experience as deputy sheriff
of Bingham county and is now
police officer for the City of Black
foot. He invites you to investigate
his reputation and your support will
be highly appreciated.
four-inch centrifugal pump
there is power enough in the engine
to operate a pump of twice the
capacity. In operating the Fordson
on the pump they just have to go
to it once in two or three hours to
make sure that the oil is giving the
proper supply and that the radiator
is full. Mr.. Jones and his son
Joseph L. Jones are operating to
gether and they have thirty-five
acres of potatoes, sixty acres of
wheat, twelve acres of oats, six acres
of barley and some hay.
Elijah Jordan has forty acres of
land northwest of Moreland and
about a mile,from the townsite. He
is raising twenty-seven acres of po
tatoes and some hay and grain. Mr. •
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