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What The Farmers Are Doing
CHAPTER XV. Beware of I. W. W. Men Some members of the I. W. W. have been arrested at Idaho Falls on charge of criminal syndicalism which is opposition to the law, op position to the government and en couraging others to obstruct the orderly conditions of society. The men arrested are being held in the county jail far trial under that statute end the literature found in their possession was of a rather startling nature. It authorized them to take membership for the I. W. W., it explained how to get mem bers, how to educate them in the ways of the organization when they were initiated, - how to handle pro duction of various Industries includ ing farming, encouraged Its mem bers to go about among people stir ring up discontent - and r teaching them how to obstruct production on the farms, how to hold tamers np for higher wages and prevent them from aceompliskittg much while the work waa In progress, it mode light of the law, of religion, the owner ship of property and all the esteb things that make It worth whlje for people to work and live orderly lives. Farmers are warned against em ploying men whom they know noth ing about and It Is suggested that they he eareful In learning what thdy can about strangers that are In their employe, find out what they talk about to their companions, whether they plan to defeat the pur poses of the farmers by putting his machinery out of commission or in any way working against his Inter ests, and If they find them doing these things, to report tjiem to the officers so that search can be made of their effects and their records to see whether they are wanted for prosecution. Us Spokane Potato Show The Pacific northwest potato show will be held at Spokane, Wash., November 21 to 24 inclusive. One of the principal purposes of the potato show is to convince the people of the northwest who are sending away for their potato seed that they can buy better seed at home and save the long freight haul. There will be some addresses by men who are specialists in potato busi ness -and potato marketing, one of whom 1 b Dr. William J. Stewart, of Washington, D. C., who will deliver an address on potato growing from Here's Good News for Every Housewife! During the month of October we will deliver a I 5^ THOR II £ * T, ¥ k to Your- Home for % fa Vjjf % i ti f ! I ■k —Wffilll UMfi . _ Balance $6.75 a month We are glad to announce for October the most liberal terms we have ever been able to offer on the Thor Electric Washer. More than half a million housewives already know the pleasure and satisfaction of washing their clothes in the wonderful Thor, and before the month of October ends, several hundred 1 more women in Southern Idaho will be using this splendid machine. 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Why have wet feet, red hands and a tom-up house on wash day when every disagreeable feature of clothes washing can be eliminated with a Thor Electric Washer? One wash day with a Thor in your home will be a revelation to you. Phone or call for a demonstration and place your order at once to insure prompt delivery.* * Do Your Next Week's Washing With a Thor Idaho Power Company a nation-wide standpoint. Another address will be on the subject of how to regulate the potato acreage of the nation. Another subject, the educa tional needs of the potato grower of the northwest, and still another will be the potato grades and their en forcement. Other lectures will be on the subjects of utilizing cull po tatoes or surplus stock and the re lation of the seed potato grower to the growth of commercial stock. Persons desiring to exhibit pota toes in what they call class "a" should make up an exhibit of not less than twenty pounds of seed po tatoes that have passed the second inspection for certification by state wide authorities. The .prizes range from $40 down to $6 for class "a" and from $25 down to $5 for class "b" exhibits which are for commer cial potatoes rather than for seed potatoes. Potatoes shown in Class "a" may range from twelve ounces down to two ounces, but they prefer those ranging from six to eight ounces only. In class "b" the varia tions may be from twelve ounces to eight ounces. For further Informa tion address W. T. Romans, General Manager, Chamber of Commerce Building, Spokane, Wash. 4* H"H - I-H"H-W4 ' 4 - H ' i - I ! ■ i 1IM I PINGREE « a i l - M - H * M"M"l - I - H i, H " Hri"M"l ' i l"l"l Received September 27 Mrs. Jane Carlile received the sad news of the death of her nephew, who was drowned recently. Partic ulars have not been learned. She left Tuesday to be present at the funeral. Mr. Lunsford of Ogden, formerly of Plngree, was here Tuesday at tending to business matters. Ramona Anderson left Saturday for Salt Lake, where she will attend school. Luella and Henry Mills left for Salt Lake last week, where they will go to school this winter. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lavolette and family have moved to Rockford, where Mr. Lavolete has work. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. C. Rich have moved to their home in Logan, Utah, where Terral, Don and Edltha will attend school. Herbert Dockery, Jim Howell and Merritt Woody returned Tuesday from Island Park, where they have been employed for the last few weeks. Leland Anderson left Friday for Salt Lake, where he will attend the university. Vern Holston, who was principal of the school here last year is teach ing at Sterling this year. Charlott Hawks, one of our teach ers, spent Sunday in Pocatello Si Fackrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Fackrell, has returned home, after spending several weeks in American Falls and surrounding places, where he has been employed. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards of Spring field were visiting Plngree friends last Sunday. Many people from here attended the fair at Blackfoot last week. Ernest and Debra Stevens were in Blackfoot Thursday. The Mutual Improvement associa tion will begin their regular meet ings a week from next Sunday. They will give a big social and dance ta the near future. Chase Rich went to Springfield Sunday to speak at the L. D. S. afternoon services. Most of the officers of the Mutual Improvement association met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Fackrell last Monday evening to discuss some of the work to be taken up. Games were played after which water melons and cantaloupes were served. A very nice time was had by all. Mr. and Mrs. Whitcomb and Dr. Davis of Blackfoot were Plngree visitors Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Fjeldsted and daughter, Mrs. Martha Thomas and family of Thomas were visiting friends in Plngree Sunday evening, G. V. Nelson and wife of Tetenia have returned home, after visiting for some time with Mr. and Mrs. Packer. Mrs. Hildo Larson from Sandy, Utah, mother of Val Larson and bis sister Mrs. C. A. Watkins from Ogden have returned home, after a very pleasant visit here. ! THOMAS f Received September 20 Harold Hawks and little daughter who have been here visiting rela tives for a short time, returned to their home in Holliday, Utah the last of the week. Arthur and David Broadhead re turned home last week from Arura, Utah, where they went to attend the funeral of their sister Mrs. Mary Harwood. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams and fam ily of Riverside were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Parsons Sunday. Most of the Thomas people took in the fair and enjoyed it very much. Miss Iva Goodwin returned home from Mud Lake Saturday evening, where she has been visiting her sister Mrs. Earl Walker. Sam Novice, who has been here visiting his brother, William Novice and family returned to his home in the east. William Price left last week for Salt Lake, where he will attend school at the University of Utah. Last Wednesday afternoon a num ber of the Riverside and Thomas women met at the home of Mrs. Elmer Spencer and spent a very en joyable afternoon. Very delicious refreshments were served. The East Thomas Relief society met at the home of President Bertha, Noacks Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker of Mud Lake are here visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. O. Kelley, who were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Parsons" last week, after visit ing old friends and neighbors and taking a couple of days at the fair, left the latter part of the week for Portland, Ore., where they will make their home. J, E. Goodwin was a Thomas visitor Sunday. The farmers of this locality are very busy threshing and getting ready for their beets and potatoes. Mrs. Nellie Turpin spent the week-end at the home of Mrs. Ham mond of Blackfoot. . The Wilson community feels quite proud of its school exhibits made at the fair, several of which won first prises. The exhibits by the girls' Club of the Wilson school .under the leadership of Mrs. Vida McKensey, won several prizes and they were ad judged the best display made in the county, and it is to be exhibited at the state fair held at Boise. The eighth and seventh grades took first prizes in penmanship and class work and three first prizes and one second were won by three boys in'the school on their chicken display. + MAIL SERVICE INCREASED In accordance with the recom mendation of the post master of Blackfoot, Idaho, an order has been issued increasing the frequency of service on rural route No. 5, from three to six times a week, effective October 1, 1922. One hundred forty families will be benefited by this service. + The profiteer staggers .every time prices take a drop.—Washington Post >7; V her in for en for are the at the ad the at Bi & A LEMON PIE By LOUISE M. ADDEL80N LiEszsasHsisssaszsasasEsasHszsHsast 11 (© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) The catastrophe took place two years after the wedding, previous to which the little bark of domestic hap piness, gujded by the tiny god of love, had sailed smoothly and tranquilly over the sea of matrimony with never a glimpse of trouble. The blow came suddenly. To have struck a real rock would have been misfortune enough, but to have one's tlfe'8 happiness burled In an oozy, sticky mess of lemon meringue was galling. It lacked dignity. The skipper, Lionel Strange, knew. It. So did his little mate, Grace. They knew, too, after a while, that their predicament was th* result ®t taking on a well-meaning but boat-racking passenger where passengers have been, are, and always will be, taboo. The passenger was Unde Ed. Would it be possible for his dear nephew and alecs to put him up for a while? Captain and mate were agreeable such a proposition. And though Grace bad never met Unde Ed, she already bad cause to be grateful to him, slime the bouse they lived in was Ms wed ding gift, without which their mar riage would have been Indefinitely de layed. The response was so cordial that Uncle Ed arrived on the first steamer be could gee He. was a Jovial old unde, and they enjoyed him Immensely—for a while. He was finicky In the matter of food, and after a few sessions with Dora In the kitchen, Grace was ready to an nounce to the world that a rich bach elor uncle was not such a desirable qulsltlon as one might childishly imag ine. Dora's culinary efforts, which had hitherto been more than passable, failed to please. After a couple of weeks Grace be gan hoisting distress signals. The climax came when Grace, find ing that Uncle Ed was particularly fond of lemon pie, Innocently volun teered to make one, thereby bringing on the great disaster. Grace studied lemon pie for a week before, with fear and trembling, shs undertook the crea tion of one. Lemon pies danced before her sleep less eyes at night, nr filled her dreams when her overwrought nerves enmbed to slumber. She spent an en tire morning mastering Its intricacies. Nevertheless, the result, she felt, Justi fied her efforts. It was a wonderful pie, all golden-brown and snowy white. Exhausted but triumphant, she bore It to the table, cut It, and served It. Uncle Ed tasted his portion. The taste seemed a spark to his fiery tongue. He made a few pithy remarks on cooks In general and one cook In particular. "Whoever made that pie," he fin ished, "should have been sent to Jail for it" Grace rose, her eyes glittering. "You —you—nasty—old—glutton I" she said, distinctly, and left the room. Lionel followed, after a suitable In terval. He found her packing her trunk. ao of of sue "What's that for, Grace?" he asked, with husbandly authority. "I'm leaving you, so you can enjoy Uncle Ed's society," she retorted. "It's too choice to divide with anybody." "Grace, that's ridiculous, Lionel, sternly. "I'm surprised at you! To mnke such a fuss over a criticism on your cooking!" "It's ridiculous to make a fuss over such n disgusting uncle! A perfect pig of an uncle, whose chief worry Is what to put in his stomach I" "He's been awfully good to us. He's given us the house we live in." "With him inside of it, I'm afraid I can't summon up any feeling of grati tude," she flung back. "Well, you'll have to apologize to said him." "Lionel Strange," said Grace, her eyes flashing, "don't you talk to me like that! He'll apologize to me, and you, too, or else you'll stay here to gether, precious pair of relations that you are, and keep house by yourselves. I'll go to some place where the world doesn't center about a lemon pie!" Slowly but surely the ship began to rattle Into its sticky culinary mess. The captain tore his hair. It was very well to assert husbandly authority, but If Grace paid no attention to him— One couldn't see one's life wrecked In this foolish manner. Abstractedly he heard a train whistle In the distance. Grace threw a few more things Into her trunk. Lionel caught her hands and drew her to him. "Grace, darling, I'll see what can be done about Uncle Ed. I'll speak to him today. I'll—" Grace, with outward reluctance and Inward delight, forgave her husband, and the two went downstairs to seek Uncle Ed. But Uncle Ed was nowhere to be fonnd. Instead, a note was discovered on the library table, which told them that the departing train had carried Uncle Ed along with It, on his way to Africa. He apologized for being ill tempered and ill-mannered, saying that life in the wilds made one unfit for civilized society. Would they please forgive a grumpy old bachelor who wished them nothing but happiness? Lionel looked at Grace, and Grace looked at Lionel, who kissed her rap turously. "Poor Uncle Ed!" said Grace. "I'm Sorry!'' And the little ship, now <: trouble, sailed on, with fair and a smooth sea. Bi & Where Your Taxes Go 11 How Uncle Sam Spends Your Money in Conduct ing Your Business By BDWARD G. LOWRY Author "Wuhinctoo CVim-Up*," "B« --."«•». OobMMar (Mm to Uadfc* Fa PoUtal XVI. WHAT OF THESE OLD MENT Congress enacted a law in 1880 re quiring all heads of departments sod Independent establishments In the federal service to report each year to the secretary ef the treasury the num ber of employees under them who were below a fair standard of efficiency. Every year this is dene and the letters to the secretary of the treasury from the various departments gnd bureaus era printed in the book of estimates ef appropriations compiled for use by congress in making up the annual supply bills. Congress never pays the slightest heed to these reports. They are made up year after year, but the Inefficient are never fired. For example, last year the chief clerk of the treasury reported 170 em ployees of the Treasury department as below a fair standard of efficiency. But nothing will be done about It Tha Interior department reported 139 in efficients, and will probably go on re porting them till they die of old age. There are employees of the govern ment In Washington who are totally blind and who are led from their homes to their offices each day and back home again in the afternoon. I knew in 1920 one gentleman of ninety-two years who had been in the government service for seventy-two years. He was being paid at that time $900 a year. His maximum pay dur ing bis long service was $1800 a year. .Tames K. Polk was President when this old gentleman came Into the serv ice. He was born on January 10, 1828. His father was a captain of the regular army In the war of 1812. After that service he led an active life In other occupations until 1848, when he died, leaving a dependent family of nine perscos, three of them boys. It fell to the lot of one of them to be the chief support of the family. It came to pass, then, that at the age of twenty he received through the influence of navy friends of his father a small clerkship at the naval observ atory, then under the superintendence of that accomplished officer, Matthew Fontaine Maury, whom he served as amanuensis for ten years, accounting It a great privilege and pleasure to have heard Maury's voice dictating tha words of sense and wisdom which make up the sailing directions, the wind and current charts and other publications Issued from the observ atory for the benefit of the world. From a copyist at first, November 9, 1848, at $3 n day, the young man was advanced as follows: July I, 1853, clerk at $1,200 a year; July 1, 1854, clerk at $1,500 a year; July 1, 1870, principal clerk at. $1,800 a year; December 6, 1911, clerk at $1,400 a year; Mny 1, 1918, stenog rapher and typewriter at $900 a year. It will be seen tliat he was demoted In December, 1911, and again in May, 1918, to lower positions, involving less work and responsibility. These demo tions were at his own request. October, 1917, lie received from the assistant secretary of the navy, Mr. Roosevelt, the following letter: "I huve to inform you that you have been granted leave without pay for six months beginning October 13, 1917. "As you have been in the employ of the government now nearly sixty nine years, and during all that time your record has been excellent, I re gret that there is no way in which the department could continue you on the rolls with compensation. ''I desire at this time to express the appreciation of the department for your long and satisfactory service, and the hope that you will be so benefited by this leave that you can return and resume your duties at its expiration." I talked with one of the cabinet officers about the old and feeble em ployees. He said: "I don't know what con gress Intends to do about them, but I know what I intend to do with those In my department. I Intend to leave them alone. They can stay .here as long as they like, until spme provision Is made for them. When I was new in the department I dismissed two of these old people and demoted another, on the ground that they were super annuated and inefficient and were a hindrance to the work. "All three of them wrote me sad letters and promptly committed sui cide. That was enough arit more than enough for me. will I disturb one of them. I do not choose to have it on my conscience that I pronounced sentence of death on an old man or an old woman in the service of the government. They can all stay on here as long as they like. I found them here and some of them will be here when I leave. If congress chooses to provide for them that Is Its obligation. But I will never sentence another one of them to self destruction, no matter what the host to the taxpayer and the government." In Never again Uncle Eben. "De troublemaker," said Uncle Eben, "Is one kind of manufacturer dat ought to be taxed extra."