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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE n VOL. XXV, NO. 42 BATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1920 11.00 PER YEAR SAVE YOUNG TIMBER jury investigation of flour mill SAVE YOUNG TIMBER Stale Aims to Prevent Denud ing of Mountains. Boise, Idaho.—Idaho's board of land commissioners, at a remarka ble session Monday, made radical changes in forest land policies and discussed with federal officials the proposed exchange between state and nation. The new policy relative to dis posal of slashings was a result of reports made by Ben E. Bush, north Idaho representative of the land department, who showed that "broadcast burning," the usual method of destroying slashings, kills all young growth in the forests and that the fire often spreads to consume valuable timber. Members of the board acquiesc ed in this position and declared that it is essential that forest areas be maintained both for the sake of water storage and for future land exchange. If the young growth on state forests be destroyed, many Idaho mountains will become barren and useless for natural land 200,000-acre water storage, they said. If the mountains become barren, the lands (which are usually not avail able for agriculture) will be value less after the timber has been cut, whereas, if the young green trees are protected, these lands may be exchanged for good lands with the forestry service in future years. The state plans, therefore, to require timber purchasers to permit the forest service to destroy their slashings, thus assuring forestation and protection of ad joining timber tracts from fire. re es as The discussion of timber rights of way brought up the practice among lumbermen of pay ing high prices for timber located at the mouths of canyons, etc., on land over which lumber from large territories above must be carried. By controlin-g this key area (the neck of the bottle) they control their common tracts 16 competitors in the territory and the price of the forest lands higher up. it would not knowingly dispose of any such "key" tracts. a I. for er all The board de cided Idaho State News Items. The bank of Castleford incorporated for $25,000. Idaho's first formed at Gooding A plant for the manufacture of soft drinks Maries. has been aero company has been is again m operation at St. Tflaho's share of the $257,000,000 , eral appropriation for road build ln K in 1920 21 Is $1,159,967. in to ture U. to soft to grand A $150,000 contract has been let b ';">ding 8j miles highway from q In the 12 for of the Clearwater reer toward Frazier. j months ended November • Ö19. 1503 men were Injured In the mber industry in Idaho, and 807 in " JlQ ing and quarrying. Th e March bulletl Cr "P reporting n of the Idaho . service gives farm land f >,„ UeS ° f * n K° otenai county a * ° Ws: Average poor plow land, $30 1 acre ; average good plow land, $113; drera Ke all plow | aDd( $73> as The * week hegioniog April 12 will 1 1 h a ' e Mooey 00 Meat" week iu lm-nt' fleSiKnatec * tbe depart rh ° ' U8tice - The plan is to have ' per cuts of meat on sale thim S ° orcJ| oari|y bought by the public. 'State Com Miles G 1« missioner of Agriculture Canoun, asks for a jury investigation of flour mill r.per alors in Idaho, who, he alleges have made profits as high as $2 64 io 1918 and 1919. a barrel Eight, million dollars, the upper Star vallev would male« possible the Irrigation of 2.000 £)00 acres of Idaho land per acre of only $ 6 , Valley Independent., published at. Afton, Wyo. Idaho askeA to expended in of Wyoming at a cost says the Star of and the of the to of 3 a newspaper school children give one are being penny each for "America's Gift, to France," a statue tithe erected by America battlefield of the M Redfleld, ns on the urne. Ethel E. superintendent of state public instruction, superintendents March 22 27 making such gifts. notified county that the week of has been set as'de for of When a tract of Wyoming comprising 80 farms of 80 land acres each 3251 applications, cnnmrs was recently opened for entry, ex service men filed Charles S'Hill, reclamation siooer of Wyoming, of are age of sent the figures Governor Davis at Boise, project lands to The were opened under a preference right proposition great was the deluge of service coming from every state in the union, that non-service homesteaders unable to apply. and so men. were Lumbering is Idaho's most danger ous industiy. Mining ranks second. Thirty years most reckless age. Idaho come from falling, rolling flying objects (stones, logs, pieces of machinery, etc.); and bands and feet are the members most often injured. These are Interesting facts gleaned from an annual report submitted Governor Davis last week by industrial accident board of Idaho. is the workingman's Most injuries in or to the the tion and can in to hold of give of and The state financial conferences were held under the auspices of the Intercburcb World movement at Boise March 18, and at Pocatello March 19, The state has been divid ed into three districts for the purpos es of Ibis financial campaign, with oamed as state director; E. A. Krussman of Pocatello, district director of south eastern Idaho, and II. J. Reynolds of Boise, district director of southwest ern Idaho. The conference for north ern Idaho was held at Spokane March Richard E. Randall of Boise 16 North Idaho lumber interests, anticipating a bad fire season during 1920, owing to snow shortage, effected a strong timber protective organiza tion at Spokane early last week, said I. 11. Nash, state land commissioner, who took part in the organization and returned from Spokane to Boise Friday. Fire wardens were appointed for each fire district, the commission er said Expenditures for the coming season were planned in expectation of continued although expenses during the unfor tunate season of 1919 swallowed up all state funds then available. colony A port been ment. appropriations, state WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF The American Legion now has a membership of more than a million in 8475 posts. Labor strikes have occurred tbruout Germany since Saturday, in an effort to put down the new revolution Bloody clashes between troups and workers are reported. A proposition is before the U. S. congress to vote a cash bonus to ex service men of $50 for each month served. It is estimated the proposed bonus would necessitate the expendi - ture of two and a half billion dollars. Food relief for Europe was assured Monday when the lower house of the U. S. congres« passed by a vote of 283 to 12 a bill permitting the grain cor poration to sell 5.000,000 barrels of soft wheat flour on long term credits to Poland, Austria and Armenia. A Honolulu report states that Japanese immigration is to avoid the ; United Stales and be directed in 1 Texas, future to Brazil where a Japanese ! 13,000 the cost cost reduce high posited the thus invited of A water r.per have WISE UP TRUSTEES barrel School District Problems Ai of in Spokane Meeting. cost Star One of the most important fea tures of the coming Inland Empire Teachers' meeting which is to be held at Spokane March 3! to April 3 will be the school board section which meets toward the close the regular meeting, according 10 O. O. Haga of Boise, president of the school board section. To this end Mr. Haga has out a letter to all being for statue of the E. of county of for sent county superin tendents of the northwest, have sent copies to the members of the school boards in the larger cities of theit states. who a land each 3251 The letter says: "The school board section of tht Inland Empire Teachers' tion will hold its Spokane at the time of the meeting of that association, commencing on March 31, 1920. All public schools are this year facing an unusual sit uation, if not an emergency, in the matter of teachers' salaries, short age of teachers and the necessity of raising more money than before for the maintenance of the schools and the erection of buildings, and in view of these changed conditions it seems highly desirable that there should be associa next session in t.he The a so men. were of feet ever in new or a bis he Cook the is general conference attended by members from both city and rural school boards of all the northwest states to the for the consideration of problems of common interest and the exchange of ideas "All phases of the administra tion of public schools will be sidered, including school finances, buildings, books, salaries, and qualifications of teachers, and generally how the public schools can meet the new conditions with in the tax limits fixed by law or the practical limit beyond which the taxpayer should not be expected to go. "The school board section will hold its sessions on the afternoons of March 31 and April 1. This will give members an opportunity attend the general forenoon sessions of the association, which are always interesting and instructive and at which addresses will be de livered by leaders in education." the at con of of tenure of to A done. of three 7, were work. were Nu in being colony is planned. A second request by the U. S. state department that the American oil companies In the Tampico district be permitted to use airplanes between Tampico and their plants, to trans port money for their payrolls, has been refused by the Mexican govern ment. a - ; 1 Texas, ! thousand inhabitants The United States has an army of 13,000 men under General Allen in the sphere of occupation in the Rhinelaod. The foice is entirely motorized and ready to do its part In enforcing the armistice terms 00 Germany. submit $10,000 The Governor Lowden declares "You cafi't reduce the high cost of living until you reduce the cost of government, and you can't reduce taxes until you reduce the high cost of government." Salvador and Venezuela have de posited their declarations of assent to the covenant of the league of nations thus completing the list of 13 nations invited to become original members of the league. of Illinois succeeds W. $3 50. The want schedule A high wind and failure of the water supply contributed to the destruction of the town of Grandview, by Ore last Monday. A On were made i homeless and the property loss wu estimated at $ 1 ,500, 000 . In a personal appeal to the hcjdt of 30,000 financial inRtltutions of thi U. S., Secretary Houston March 16 S'lUtfht the cooperation of the hanke m the treasury savings The prosperity and welfare of tht nation, be 6 aid, was dependent thrift, economy and saving. Ai movemeoi fea be April 10 of on In a recent decision, the U. S. ■upreme court holds that collection ol income lax on stock dividends of corporations is illegal. The secretary »f the treasury states that $500,000, '00 of these taxes already collected will have to be refunded by the eminent. of a gov sent Seven of the ten alleged I. W. W., tried at Montesano. Wash., for shoot ing down ex service who meD in the Armistice day parade at Centra!)» or Nov. 11 last, were found a jury the night of March 13. 'ther three accused The all the R C.U. S. Geo. J.R. E, guilty b> letter men were acijuit tht on sit the the ted. in Herbert Hoover testifying befon the seriate committee investigating 'he navy department's conduct of th war. on March 13 expressed the belle' 'bat American participation turned t.he scales in favor of the allies at the critical period of the war, although it was incorrect to say that the United States won the war. ever FROM OVER TBE COUNTY new POST FALLS a F. W. Esgate, former county mlssloner, passed thru Post Falls bis way to Innisfail, Alberta, where he has a section of land. Elmer . Hite bought the K. «B. Williams six room bungalow for $ 8 t)P. W. E Morris has sold his orchard tract at East Greenacres to George A. Cook of Wapato, Wash . for $2400. J. L. Ware bad a public sale of his chattels at Pleasant View. Fifteen men are cow the box factory, which is in course of construction. A $10,000 modern church building is contemplated. The Post Falls water company is complying with an order of the public utilities commission to repair and improve the system within 60 days. by com on of employed at a were East to HARRISON Gulch A fire at the Export mill was ex tinguished before any damage was done. The commercial club adopted reso lutioos of appreciation of the services of E. M. Paytou as secretary the past j three years. The W. II. Bartells residence was destroyed by fire the night uf March 7, and several neighboring build ngs were saved only by prompt aod hard work. The Y. M. C. A. building was damaged and the hospital buildings were threatened. Nu services have been held lately in the Methodist church, the church being without a pastur. tj A school the cuunty meet H mean In about hive county longiog at E. 50 SPIRIT LAKE Four huodred and seventy voters petitioned the school trustees to submit the additional bond issue of $10,000 for a high school gymnasium. The electioo will be held March 28. comes The Tuesday and 533 issue. Fred R. Reed of Clearfield, Pa., succeeds Wm. Lowry as cashier of the Panhandle Lumber company. E. ed of the deot Spirit Lake's $40 quota for tbo Y. W. C. A.' drive was oversubscribed $3 50. The working people of Spirit Lake want the daylight saving time schedule restored. Albert CŒUR D'ALENE husband On Monday II. H. Beler, county i agricultural agent, started out on a wu hcjdt thi 16 tht ONLY ROUTINE WORK Transacted By Town Board Tuesday Night. on Owing to the presence of but a quorum, the village trustees sidered only routine matters at the adjourned meeting Tuesday night. Bills were allowed to the of $245.65. Of this was for the con S. ol of amount sum, $67.50 recent digging out, thawing with fire and repairing of a stretch of frozen water main in the south part of town, froze in February and the gov The pipe expense was incurred to restore service to three homes. W., the or The clerk was instructed to pub The lish a notice that unlicensed dogs running at large alter March 29 will be impounded and 50 c penalty added to the license to redeem them, and that the said penalty by paying the regular license before that date. The marshal reported only home quarantined with influenza, all others having been released. Action on the proposed bond issue, the appointment of a new trustee to fill the vacancy on the board, and some other matters was deferred. Bills allowed: W.H.Clelaud, pole wood for thawing pipe R C Hite labor thawiug pipe Cecil Feoreto '* A.T. Gaston C.U. Powell S. Beck labor And material repairing frozen water main 10 Geo. W.Flemming, marshal Eithdruru Elec. Co. Feb. light 79 50 F.G.IIart salary as bandmaster month of Feb. 10 J.R. M.Culp, paid for dog tags and phone tolls E, W.Cady, marshal Feb. 29 b> th the it owners can save one water «B. t)P. A. of is $ 5 36 on « t 11 7 7 50 81 3 65 at 4 , a squirrel polsoniog tour which is to include 35 meuliugs, demonstrating preparation of the poison aud distri buting It to the farmers. , Meetings were held Monday at Pleasant View, East Greenacres and Hauser Lake; Tuesday at Post Falls and Heutter; Wednesday at Worley; Thursday Hayden Lake, Rathdrum prairie and French Gulch. at Today meetings are scheduled for Dalton Gardeos and Suonyside and tomorrow at Cougar Gulch and Mica. j Other meetings are tj he announced soon. A 20 per cent increase in the county school tax levy was recommended by the school trustees of Kootenai cuunty at their aonual meeting. The increase was declared necessary to meet the advance iu teachers' salaries. H was pointed out that this would mean an Increase of only 10 per cent In the total school reveuue, as only about one-half of the school funds hive heretofore been raised by the county levy. The King ranch of 580 acres be longiog to the ,M. D. Wrigbt estate at Hayden lake was sold to Thomas E. McBride for $18,000 cash. 50 acres are cleared. About. Mr. McBride comes from Garfield. Wash. The city voted $16,000 bonds Tuesday for purchase of a public park and aviation field. The vole was 533 in favor and 201 against the issue. E. V. Bougblon is the newly elect ed presdeot commerce, of the organization was discontinued Fenimore Cady was elected pre.-d deot of the Four-L club. of the chamber of The immigration bureau Perclde Secaur, age 23, wife of Albert Secaur. died Saturday night of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. The deceased leaves a husband and two cbildreu.