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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. ao
RA.THDHUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY,
IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1918
$1.00 PER YEAR
TO MAN TUE SHIPS
Recruits Needed to Bring
Soldiers Home.
Arrangements for bringing
Pershing's fighters back from
France are being rapidly worked
out, from the shipping standpoint,
the United States shipping board
announces. Chairman Edward N.
Hurley, now in Europe, left defin
ite orders to rush all work connect
ed with the big ferrying job and
approved a program for a vigorous
recruiting campaign to get crews
for the troopships to be prepared
for transporting the men home as
soon as conditions warrant their
withdrawal.
The board announces that it
wants 5000 men at once to go into
training for this work. The men
accepted may be of any age be
tween 18'and 35, without regard to
their former classification in the
draft or previous experience. They
will be recruited at the shipping
board's 6800 drug store enrolling
stations, and will be first put on
board training ships at Boston,
San Francisco, Seattle, New
Orleans,or Cleveland for six weeks
of special training.
The board hopes that those who
sign on for this service, insuring
as it does a look-in on the big
show of the war's end, will remain
permanently in the merchant
marine after the peace treaty is
signed and the army is home.
Idaho State News Items.
The state highway commission has
officially decided to route the north
and south highway between Vollmer
and Grangeville via Cottonwood.
Commencing Dec. 13 influenza
patients In Wallace are quarantined
and their homes placarded, according
to Dr. C. S. Stone, city health officer.
On January 1 Justice William M.
Morgan of Moscow succeeds .Justice
Alfred Budge as chief justice of the
supreme court of Idaho.
Alfred Aupila and Mat Kookoneo
were arrested by deputy sheriffs as
they crossed the line on a charge of
having liquor in their possession.
The net results of a search amounted
to almost a case of whisky.
More than 775,000 tons of sugar
were saved in the United States be
tween July and December as the
result of the sugar certification plan
of the United States food admiois
tration. These figures
nounced by Food
Bicknell.
The public utility commission
heard testimony of representatives of
hydro-electric power companies
the state, showing that heating by
electricity is not feasible.
Ferguson, mechanical and electrical
engineer of the Utah Power and
Light company, said that the cost of
heating by electricity would he pro
hibitive to the consumer.
E. L. Parker, lieutenant governor,
arrived in Boise Sunday from his
home at Cottonwood, to take charge
of the state's executive business dur
ing the absence of Governor Alexan
der in the east at a reconstruction
conference of governors and governors
elect.
governor's chair for about 10 days.
were an
Administrator
in
H. M.
He will probably bold the
For Bravery In Action.
The President has awarded in the
name of coogress a medal of honor to
1,be following named enlisted man for
set forth after
tbc act of gallantry
his name:
Thomas C. Neibaur, (of Sugar City,
KEEPING HOME FIRES BURNING
UNTIL THE SOLDIER RETURNS
The Red Cross has
as
it
to
is
for years been
associated with hospitals, doctois, sol
diers, sailors, battles, disasters ; but it
is only within the last few months
that those who do not come under
any of these classes have come to real
ize the importance of the assistance
rendered by the Red Cross.
Soldiers and sailors must be encour
aged to "carry on.
must be upheld. The sailor or soldier
who Is worrying about the welfare of
his family is not able to put his mind
on the business before him. For this
reason the Home Service Section of
the American Red Cross has been or
ganized, and to the folks at home it
means neighborliness, counsel and aid
—the nation's assurance to the eulist
ed man that his family shall suffer for
no essential thing that is within its
power to give.
In practically every large city of the
United States there is already a class
for training the workers of the Home
Service section, so that they may be
able to efficiently deal with the very
real problems that are before them.
It Is not the policy of the section to
force upon families the aid of the Red
Cross nor to burden them with inter
ference. No family should be ap
proached unless some member of the
family or some person capable of
speaking for them has asked for the
service. Because it is the desire of
the Committee on Civilian Relief, un
der whose direction this work comes,
to keep the service of the bureau
strictly confidential, the wearing of
any uniform by the Home Service
workers has been discouraged. They
call simply as friends and try to call
immediately when requested.
In no Instance is a visitor permit
ted to pry into the secrets of the fam
ily. Help is always ready, and the call
usually comes from I he man in the
service himself. Through the work
ers in the camp or at the front he
learns that his family may be assisted,
and if he does not bear regularly or
encouragingly he is quite apt to talk
over with the Red Cross man or wo
man the affairs of his home when he
learns of the friendly interest, and j
thus send local workers to his family.
The school teachers also are often the !
Informants, for they know through the
children of the needs at home and are
glad to see the family's problems
solved.
Their morale
Idaho,) private. Company M, 167th
Infantry. For conspicuous gallantry
and intrepidity above and leyond the
call of duty in action agaiost the
Landers St. Georges,
1918. On the
enemy near
France, October 16,
afternoon of October 16, 1918, when
den
of
the Cote do Chatillon had just been
gained after bitter fighting, and the
summit of that stroog bulwark iu
the Kriembilde Steilung was being
organized, Private Neibaur was sent
out on
patrol with bis automatic
rifle squad to enfilade enemy machine
As be gained the ridge,
gun nests,
he set up his automatic rifle and was
directly thereafter wounded in both
legs by fire from a hostile machine
gun on his flank. The advance wave
of the enemy troops counter-attack
ing had about gained the ridge, and
although practically cut off arid
surrounded, the remainder of his
detachment being killed or wounded,
this gallant soldier kept his auto
matic rifle in operation to such effect,
that by his own efforts and by fire
from the skirmish line of his corn
hundred yards in
in
pany at least one
his rear, the attack was checked.
being halted and
The enemy wave
of the enemy at
at close
He then
lyiog prooe four
tacked Private Neihaur
These he killed.
a
quarters.
moved alone among the enemv Ijine
the ground about him.
midst of the fire from bis own lines,
and by coolness and galiaotry cap
tured eleven prisoners at the point of
pistol and, although painfully
ounded, brought them back to our
counter attack in full
in the
on
his
W
to
The
lines,
force was
hv the single efforts
whose heroic exploits took place
against the skyline io full view of bis
cotire battalion.
arrested, to a large extent,
of this soldier
Hiving Is more difficult for
every one
in war times, and the mothers are lone
ly and discouraged, and this brings
hardship on the heads of the little
children.
Sometimes the wife and
mother Is worrying over financial prob
lems, and here the Home Service bu
reau is always helpful, for It tactfully
assists her in properly managing her
affairs, in planning her income and,
of course, seeing that she is receiving
sufficient allotment, and this regularly,
and then If It becomes necessary the
Red Cross is always ready to supple
ment the Income. Where medical care
or operations for the welfare of the
in
Children of the Crusade
By JEANNE JUDSON.
Frightened and pitiful, they walk apart,
Through the familiar village street, grown strange,
Hand clasped in hand, they hear weird echoes start
From ruined homes. Fear dumbs each small, child heart.
No tears rain down like dew to ease their woe ;
Horror has dried the wells from which they sprang,
Like wee crusaders of the long ago,
Their phantom banners in the breezes blow.
If one should call out "Follow!" they would run.
Grime of the highway on their tiny feet,
Heedless alike of dust and blazing sun,
Forget, as dreams, the horrors that were done.
None calls ; weary they rest within the shade,
The ruined church, where once they learned to pray.
Long years before the war had come, and laid
Their homes in ruins, made their hearts afraid.
Before the Holy Mother low they bow,
Perhaps she hears and soon will bring them aid,
It must be she whose voice is calling now,
For see the cross is shining on her brow!
The light around her head, a nimbus gleams,
A Red Cross worker, not from Heaven, they know.
Yet Mary heard and sent her here it seems,
To lead them home to shelter and to dreams.
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
the
POST FALLS
In several days' trappiog at Hay
den lake Milt Warren made a catch
of 13 mink, 13 weasels, aod 100 musk
rats, the hunch of fur having an
estimated value of $250.
W. H. Rose is administrator of the
estate of Clareoce King consisting of
personal property. He has been
ordered by the court to sell the
property at private sale.
The Statelioe school is closed in
definitely on account of the flu.
School is In progress at McGuire
despite the flu.
Frank Schiozel has been notifled
that his brother Leo A., was wounded
in action about Oct. 4.
The Post Falls sawmill has closed
down after the longest run it has
made n several years.
The school hoard has employed an
orchestra teacher at $20 a month.
and
as
HARRISON
Fritz Lilly, Mr. Herrick's head
carpenter, died of the Influenza after
a visit to his sister at Coeur d'Alene.
Postmaster J. E. Wood, his wife,
and his assistant, Miss Goodwin,
were all absent from duty at the
same time on account of the flu.
It has been decided not to open
school until after New Year's.
General regret is expressed for the
death of Prof. J. D. Baughman, who
succumbed to influenza the first or
last week.
children are necessary the Home Serv
ice Is ready to assist, to secure proper
care for the children needing It and to
ease the mind of the mother.
Milk for 8lck Babies.
Everywhere in the war zone there
are sick babies and babies needing
milk. The American Red Cross Is es
tablishing milk stations, and the babies
of Italian soldiers are beginning to
thrive already under the competent
care of the nurses, some of whom were
Infant Welfare nurses in our own
country before going overseas. At
SPIRIT LAKE
Snow fell to the depth of eight
inches last week.
The schools close Dec. 20 for the
holidays.
John Mackender bas been appointed
night marshal.
A. L. Earin has received word of
the death of his nephew, George
Witt, Jr., lo France Oct. 26.
The commercial club has voted in
favor of proposing a hood issue to
improve the roads coming Into t he
town.
CŒUR D'ALENE
The deposits in Kootenai county
banks have increased from $1,284,
509.71 in 1914 to $2,069,227.67 in
1918. This is an iocrease of nearly
three quarters of a million covering a
period of four years.
Dr. Alexander Barclay has been ap
pointed executive head of the city
health hoard, who with Mayor Potts
and President Kercheval of the city
council will enforce,
through the
police department, all infiuenza regu
lations and quarantines.
William J. Johnson was killed in
action on October 8, according to an
official notification received by bis
parents. Another son, Alexander
Johnson, is in a hospital lo France
as the result of a Hun gas attack.
Sessions will be held by the state
supreme court at Coeur d'Alene be
ginning December 27, it was an
nounced Friday. Nov. 11 had been
previously set for the north ldah
session, hut the date was cancelled
because of the influenza epidemic.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harper of
Beauty Bay, Wolf Lodge, received
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AUTO LICENSEGROWS
Idaho Collects Half Million
This Year.
Boise, Idaho.—Automobiles in
Idaho number 32,281 for this year,
according to figures in the office of
the state highway engineer. Gross
revenue from Licenses amounted to
$57 6 .785.56, °f which 25 per cent,
or $144,196.37, was apportioned to
the state, and the remainder of 75
per cent was retained by the coun
ties in which collections were
made.
Last year the revenue was $413,
008.68 from 24,768 cars, so that
the increased registration this year
added $163,776.88 to funds for
state and county roads over the
revenue for last year.
Five years ago—in 1913— only
2083 automobiles were registered
in the state. Compared with the
1918 registration this shows an
increase for the five years of more
than 1600 per cent in the registra
tion. \
Ten per cent of the state's share
from this year's collections of
$144,196.37 was apportioned to
the sinking fund for payment of
interest and principal of the $200,
000 state highway bond issue and
the remainder, less cost of auto
mobile registrations,- or about
$200,000 during the biennium was
available for use in mainten
ance of state highways.
Motorcycle registration dropped
from 752 in 1917 to only 707 this
year. The highest registration in
the last fi/e years was in 1916,
when 754 motorcycle owners paid
licenses.
official notification of the death of
their sod, Charles Harper, a member
of old company C, now with the
146th field artillery in France.
Jacob W. Jacobson, Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, Is reported killed in action.
The young man before joining the
service made his home with his sister,
Mrs. John Linn, at Dalton.
John Jenseo of Coeur d'Alene was
mentioned in the official casualty list
as wounded in actiou.
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Rathdtum Flu Ban Lifted.
The local llu ban is lifted again
and churchL's. lodges and public
meetings are
Chairman liergss had notices dis
tributed on Finît street Tuesday
suspending the operation of the
permitted to resume.
ordinance.
The resolution/ under the state law,
.quarantining and
.requiring the
placarding of bouse * which Influen
ts understood to
y.a cases may appear,
»-till he io force.
There are no cases of
Ralbdrum at prescot, \ Ao
known.
îottaenza in
f*c ««
Cœur d'Alene Man Fined.
On his return to Lincoln, Neb,
Dee. 14, from Omaha,where he repre
sented the government in a number
of criminal prosecutions, Ualted
States District Attorney T. S. Allen
announced that Thomas T.
of
Kerl,
wealthy laud owner of Cceut d'Alene,
Idaho, was sentenced by the federal
court lopav a fine of $2000 and costs
following bis conviction on a charge
of violating ihe espionage act by
making unpatriotic remarks.
The offense, it was charged,
red November 15, 1917, at Oakland,
Neb., at which time Kerl was alleged
J to have said be "would not buy
Liberty bonds to furnish
buy bullets to kill off his relatives in
Germany,
occur
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