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Don't Say Underwear
Correctly designed and beautifully
finished woven suits made from
quality fabrics for discriminating
Winter styles in every required size
for women and misses—a wide
variety of fabrics to choose from.
The perfect fit which wins so many
friends for Munsingwear is per
manent—it won't wash out.
The Satisfaction Lasts
m Hi
■' !
There is a correct fitting
Munsingwear garment for
you in any style, weight or
fabric desired. Ask us to
show you.
Munsingwear may also be
had in quality fabrics for boys
v and girls, with or without the
tapes to hold the outer gar
The Brown-Hart Co.
The Home of Popular Prices
Tell Teachers
Of the Program
(Continued from Page One)
When inquiries were made as to
why so many teachers did not at
tend the musical, the reason gener
ally given was that they did not
suppose it would be very good or it
would not be free. The teachers
had generally been admitted to en
tertainments at the institute on pay
ment of 25 cents in connection with
the complimetary ticket, so they
made a mental deduction of 25 cents
from the value of the entertain
ments they had been attending and
thought It wasn't going to he worth
while. Of course they learned dif
ferently when' it was over.
The Commercial club wants the
teachers to go in free to hear Madam
Sqotne, but last year's experience
brought forth suggestions that they
he charged 25 cents or 50 cents or
enough to make them believe it was
good, and enough to keep them from
giving away their tickets to local
people, who ought to buy tickets of
their own. The committee depends
on the sale of tickets at $1 each, to
make ends meet on the musical, and
make the teachers the guests of the
town. If it is handled In any other
way it will reflect upon the hospital
ity of the town. If a teacher offers
you one of those complimentary
tickets, you will be justified in de
clining it and saying that you have
one or that you believe they are not
transferable or that the free tickets
are intended only for teachers and
that you would not like to impose
upon the generosity of the club. The
probability Is that It will be entirely
true to say that you have a ticket,
for the town and some of the
country will be canvassed to sell
enough if possible to keep up to the
estimate of what will be needed to
keep the treasury from breaking.
There is to be no lyceum course In
_the town this year, and the town
would not have undertaken to get
Madam Scotne here if it had not
been for the institute. They felt
that they had to have something for
that occasion, therefore the contract
with the prima donna company, and
bringing to Blackfoot, something In
music for J1 a seat that sells In the
cities for more.
People who furnish cars for the
use of the teachers are requested to
have them washed and dusted out
good. People In these country
towns where roads are dusty so
much of the time and muddy the
rest, do not keep their cars looking
good. They get careless about keep
ing them clean. They go picnicing
and get the car littered with trash
and neglect to clean up. Black
footers are asked to give this mat
ter some attention before the
Institute. , , , ..
Now that the frost has made the
gardens and flowet beds look shabby
is a good time to clean up and burn
the trash. It will help the looks of
the town, and destroy the eggs of In
sects that have bothered you this
Wlien you are with teachers and
they show an Interest in your town,
tell ' them something about it—
established In 1878 when the rail
road was built, laid out to parallel
the raliroad and the railroad was
built paralleling the river, hence the
town is not fore-square with the
compass but on the diagonal. The
population is 5000 less the shrink
age of the past two or three years.
It has a sewer syqfem built in 1910;
the water system belongs to the city
and is mostly new and modern. The
town rates high financially and has
few busines failures. Commercial
travelers and wholesale houses say
that Blackfoot merchants pay their
bills better than the average of the
other towns. The records of the
telephone company show Blackfoot
paying about 92 to 96 per cent of its
rental bills in advance most of the
time, and only in general financial
districts does it go down below 90
per cent. The lowest record for a
long term of years was 80 per cent
in June, 1920, and last month it was
back to 94.
Blackfoot has a good many
wealthy people for a small town.
Most of them have Invested liberally
in lacol real estate and erected busi
ness houses and good homes, and
have had a pride in keeping them
in good condition thru all the years.
Some of these men made small
fortunes in mining or stockraising
long ago and have been loyal enough
to stay and spend their money in the
coutry where they made it. It is not
considered good sportsmanship to
make money in a community and
then move away and take it all
When you take the teachers out
for a drive, point out to them the
places where those people live of
whom you can say something com
plimentary, and complimentary
things can be said of the wealthy be
cause they have wealth—compli
mentary things can be said of those
with humbler estates because they
did the best they could with what
they had. There are some who have
distinguished themselves by what
they have done or are doing or for
their activities In making a better
town or better schools or better en
tertainments or making this a weed
less (nearly) town or a town with
out typhoid fever; you might tell
them that you are going to drive
them all thru the town and see If
they can find the district where the
poor people live—did you ever see
it- Can you find that part of town?
' While you are visiting with your
guests about the town, tell them of
the pretty good team-work among
the citizens—how we do not always
agree,but we work toward the com
mon objective regardless of differ
ence of opinions. Say to them that
while it is easy for a town to have
cliques and always find one element
to oppose any undertaking just be
cause a certain other bunch is lor it,
that Bl&ckfoot has very little of
that. Say to them that you guess
people eame to see the folly of those
things long ago and they try to bury
petty things for public good and for
individual advantage. When we dif
fered as to whether we should have
a munclpal water system, we had
faith in one onother and conferred
together until there was agreement
and understandings and then we
worked together as a unit till we got
the system and rebuilt it to suit the
needs of the town for the present
for futures. When we needed a
sewer system it was the same way—
not everybody gets to hitch on to
it because it covers less territory
than the town does,' but everybody
supported it and pays taxes for it,
and there is a general understand
ing that we will extend the system
just as fast as funds will permit.
Say to the teachers that if there
is difference of opinion over some
public enterprise such as the fair
and it looks like a division of efforts
it is only on the surface—the fellows
who do not approve of the methods
do not oppose the undertaking—the
worst they do is to go about their
own business and let the other fel
lows run it to suit themselves and
prove their theories if they can. If
they fail, they will be good enough
sports to admit it and' then they all
laugh together and profit by the ex
Say to the teachers that the
Blackfoot school board works as a
unit most of the time., If they differ
on something they generally talk it
over and analyze it until they all
see it in the same light and then it
becomes unanimous. If they fail to
come to such agreement the first
Bitting, it generally gets laid over
until somebody investigates or
brings in new information that will
convince everybody one way or the
other, and when the opposing mem
bers are shown good logic they get
in line—they don't hold out thru
obstinacy—that isn't sportsmanlike.
It isn't the way of education and
intelligence. Our board of educa
tion stands for boht education and
intelligence and they set the ex
ample of making them a guide in
managing the school business.
Say to the teachers that our local
men engaged in the large agricul
tural and commercial enterprises
were much pleased last year over
the interest which the teachers
showed in the humble potato and
the Grimm alfalfa seed and the
modern means of handling them in
Blackfoot warehouses. Say to them
that we hesitated about taking the
teachers to see the automatic potato
sorter and the machine for scarify
(scarring) each alfalfa^ seed in a
sack of millions, but that they were
so interested and sympathic regard
ing these improvements they were
looked upon as agricultural allies as
well as teachers, and that made us
want them back again for we are an
agricultural community and we need
them and their influence.
Tell the teachers that altho this
territory is some of the best watered
of the intermountain country, yet
the government has appropriated
three-quarters of a million dollars
for enlarging the Idaho Canal (east
of town) and the reservation canals
and the reservoir that feeds them,
and that it is to reclaim 80,000 acres
of arid lands between Blackfoot and
American Falls, and that if the
American Falls reservoir is built it
will reclaim nearly a million acers
above and below Blackfoot. Water
in the reservoir is to be exchanged
for water in the Jackson Lake to use
on lands above American Falls.
Say to the teachers that one of
the greatest scources of our poverty
is our undeveloped wealth—the
wasting waters "and the arid lands,
and the large farms that ought to be
cut in two or four and farmed in
tensively instead of superficially.
Cut out and save this article for
Hunters Swamped
. in the Springfield
Lake Last Sunday
Sunday was the opening day for
duck hunters, and the Elks lodges of
Blackfoot and Pocatello had planned
to have the duck feeds on Monday
evening. The hunters from both
towns went out to the Springfield
and Sterling country In great num
bers and at the break of day began
to bombard the ducks.
There were ducks in great num
bers, but as they hurried from one
lake or pond to another, they soon
became impressed with the fact that
the whole world had turned against
them, and they began to fly high
looking for safe places. Many of
the hunters in their determination
to get a shot, plugged away at them
when they were at long range and
thereby saved -the ducks and gave
more complete information to the
game as to where the enemy lay.
Hunters kept arriving thruout the
day and the bombardment was
great, but the amount of game se
cured was small. The Blackfoot
men bagged a total of eighty-five
ducks and had their feed on Monday
There was much disappointment
in the day's sport. It is said that
not all the hunters were sportsmen,
and some of them showed so little of
courtesy that is was dsigusting. Pri
vate property that had been pla
carded according to law against
trespaslng was overrun till the court
rooms would not have been able to
take care of all the accused if they
had been haled into court. In vain
did the holders of the property go
out and protest against the unlawful
proceedings on their placarded fields
and ponds; the trespassers walked
all over them and scared away the
game, where others were taking pre
cautions to get an occasional shot.
There was a rip-roaring time, but
general disappointment on account
of the crowds and the absence of
The way to peace is not thru
armies and navies. You do not
guard against hydrophobia by rais
ing dogs on a large scale.—New
York Morning Telegraph.
(© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
The old Carrick liodse fits firmly
and impressively on the vary summit
of Fox Hill. When it was first built,
this square, red brick domicile with
the quaint colonial portico .was the
show place of Merrimnc Mills. Be
neath Its hospitable roof Doctor Gar
rick, then a man of twenty-eight, and
a distinguished graduate of a leading
medical school. Introduced his bride
to the townspeople. There, a few
years later, was bom his only son.
Dan Garrick.
The doctor, true father that he was,
Idolized that boy. In due course, Dan
graduated with honors from the medi
cal school—the same school that had
given his father a degree. Bursting
with pride and plans for the future,
the doctor brought out his new road
ster and drove to the station to meet
his son.
"I'm the proudest man in Merrimnc
Mills, my boy," he confided, happily,
as they headed for the red house on
Fox Hill. "Ever since you were a lit
tle shaver no bigger than Aunt Ghloe's
Sam I've dreamed of the day when you
could step into my shoes and carry on
the good work."
"Dad," Dan explained, "I don't want
to become a doctor. It doesn't appeal
to me. I think I'll try Journalism,"
"Journalism," echoed the doctor be
tween his clenched teeth. "Hang Jour
nalism !"
If Dan did not inherit his father's
taste for medicine he was heir to
something just as characteristic—a
stubborn will. In vain did the doctor
plead, cajole, rage and threaten. Dan
was firm. He applied for a reporter's
job on the Merrimac News and got it.
But he left the Garrick house, and
when he and father met on the street
they did not speak.
These meetings pained Dan almost
as much as they must have pained his
father. He had to struggle with all his
force of mind to keep from surrender
ing to the doctor's wishes, when he
saw the lines of sorrow and disap
pointment in his father's face. They
recalled to him the doctor's parting
words, uttered as the two of them
faced each other in the study on the v
night of their altercation.
"You were bom to be a doctor," he
had declared hotly. "Some day heaven
is going to call upon you to do your
duty. Maybe you'll believe that!"
The words burned themselves into
Dan's brain. Often they came between
him and his work. He was thinking of
them on a certain stormy night in De
cember as he waited for an assignment
In the "local" room. Suddenly Carson's
thin metallic summons brought him to
his feet and sent him scurrying Into
the editor's office.
"You're a doctor, aren't you, Gar
rick?" questioned Carson, anxiously.
"I—yes, in a way," admitted Dan,
reluctantly. "l've got a degree, but
not much parctice to speak of—"
"Your father is out on a case in
Hadley. Nick's wife needs a doctor
right away. Think you could—"
"I'm very sorry,'* Dan began firmly,
"I can't—''
'You can and will!" snapped Car
'Tliis is an assignment I'm giv
Ing you to help the wife of one of (he
finest men that ever set a line of type.
Now get out and don't come back
here until you've 'covered.' ''
Dan went. He dragged Lem Parks
out of betl and they drove in Lem's
rusty little car to Merrimac Bridge.
"Jingo!" ejaculated Lem, as he
pulled down the snow-clotted wind
shield. "The bridge is gone!"
"I've got to get across thnt river,
Lem," Dan muttered, grimly. "Nick's
.. ' . . it*
wife Is in agony over there and I ve
got to help her—"
"You'll have to swim, then," retorted
Lem, dryly. "A boat couldn't get you
across In water like that."
"All right. I'll swim," said Dan.
"Strap the kit on my back, Lem."
"Strap ihe kit," repeated Dan. Lera
obeyed him without further protest,
fastening the little black valise to the
doctor's back.
Dan slipped into the icy waters and
the battle was on. He made straight
for Vicker's Mill, but the force of the
current and the blinding snow and
sleet carried him a good mile beyond
his destination. He crawled up the
opposite bank and made his way
through the storm. Nick met him at
(he door and ushered him into a room
where ills wife lay on a cot, moaning.
A dozen eternities might have passed
before Dan placed a tiny, red, squall
ing atom of life at the unconscious
woman's side and went out to find the
troubled father.
"Fine boy," he announced, smiling
ly. "You're In luck, Nick."
"Thank heaven," mumbled Nick.
"You're n true son of your dad, Dan."
"You were born to be a doctor," his
father's words ran through his brain
again. "Some day heaven is going to
call upon you—"
"Going to succeed your dad, aren't
you?" Nick persisted,
"Yes," said Dan. And he said It
with a thrill of pride that sounded
strange in his ears. "I guess dad was
right, after till—" His voice trailed
into n choking gasp. He fainted.
Mother—Is your new friend Margery
wlmt 1 would call a nice girl, a digni
fied girl?
Fair Undergrad—Oh, yes.
when we have plays we always give
her the maid's part because nobody
else has good enough manners.'—Co
lombia State.
Young men's attractive sport model suits
>22i? *25 '27a
The New Fall and Winter
*2ia *25 *27a
Are now on Display
Fancy Plaid All Wool
*7j2 *10
One Price Clothier
Next Door to Post Office
Received October 3
A bad accident occured Sunday
when the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Shoemaker pulled a pile of ties over
on him. The scalp was badly cut
and torn back from the forehead
and one leg was broken. The little
fellow was taken to the Shelley
hospital. At present it is believed
his recovery is possible.
Monday three members of the
child welfare club attended the very
helpful lectures given by the state
health department at Blackfoot.
There were English services last
Sunday at the Lutheran church and
I next Sunday there will be Swedish
services at 11 o clock. Sunday
SC *J, 01 ?* every Sunday at 10.
S f° o1 ZJ S
weeks so that the students may help
the farmers t0 harvest their potato
The Child Welfare club met with
Mrs. Wilkie Thursday. There was a
good attendance. The following of
ficers for the W. C. T. U. were
elected: Mrs. Slayton, president;
Mrs. Nelson, vice president; Mrs.
Ramsey, secretary^; Mrs. Shirley,
head of child welfare department;
Mrs. Wilkie, legislative; Mrs. Brew
ington, anti-narcotic; Mrs. Johnston,
Sunday school; Mrs. Hurt, scientific
How to Prevent
the Insect Pest
for Next Summer
This part of the valley never had
so many Insect pests as In the year
1922. It may never have so few
again.. There are ways to prevent a
recurrence of these things besides
going thru all the punishment they
suffered in Egypt in the days of
Moses. , . _
People In town who have vines
and stalks left from the summer's
growth and bloom should gather It
and burn It before the fall rains
come. Rake the ground to assemble
all the leaves and trash on which
larvae may be fastened awaiting the
process by which they multiply, and
burn them.
In the larger tracts on the farms,
get stock on the fields, meadows and
ditch banks and get It eaten off as
hare as possbile. Irrigate as much
of the surface as possible so the
freezing weather will spoil the eggs
that are deposited In the ground.
The grasshoppers made their entry
into this county this year and Irriga
tion and freezing are the best
chances for killing the eggs. Many
of the eggs get layed In the ditch
banks where they are dry,most or
the time, where the rains drain off
readily and where the trash pro
tects from the frost. Special care
should be taken to expose and de
stroy eggs In such places.
Bingham County
Wins State Prizes
(Continued from Page One)
Summer—First, John Quinn, Ba
Hubbard—First, T. J. Bennett,
Market Cukes—Second, C. W.
Bird, Blackfoot.
Prizetaker—First, John Quinn,
Yellow Danvers—Second, John
Quinn, Basalt;
Yellow Globes—First, John
Quinn, Blackfoot.
Red Globe—Second, C. W. Bird,
White—First, George Lechleiter,
Grass Seed
Red Clover—First, Ira Wenger,
Alfalfa—First, Ted Schultz, Aber
deen. Second, T. S. Vanderford,
Aberdeen. Third, J. W. Stratton,
Sheaf Wheat—Second,
Mark, Blackfoot.
Sheaf Oats—First, C. W. Bird,
Curtis Bird,
Blackfoot. Second
Timothy—Second, C.
W. Bird,
Head Lettuce—First, M. N. Aus
tin, Blackfoot. Second, J. S. Austin,
Cauliflower—Second, Fred Jen
sen, Blackfoot.
Stephens, Blackfoot.
Egg Plant—Third, Paul Wood
ruff, Blackfoot.
C. W. Bird,
Second, Curtis Bird
' m
A. B.
C. W. Bird,
C. W. Bird,
County Collective Exhibit
Bingham county took first in the
county collective exhibit. There were
five counties competing in this con
We also took first on artistic
A Poser—A kindly looking old
gentleman was stoped by a very
little girl carrying a parcel.
"Please, sir," she said politely,
"Is this the second turning to the
left?"—Tit-Bits (Londop.)
No Economist.—Clerk (trying for
a raise)—"I can't
salary, sir***
Employer—"Well, I'm sorry to
hear that. I was about to promote
you to the head of our econmy de
partment."—Boston Transcript.
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