State Historical Society
THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXV, NO. 45
KATHDKUM, KOOTENAI C OUNTY, IDAHO, FBiIdaY, APRIL », 1920
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A MERITORIOUS BILL!
Truth In Fabric Measure
Favored By Many.
(9t. Paul Farmers' Dispatch)
The thousands of readers of the
Farmers' Dispatch who clip and
rket wool should be greatly
interested in the bill by Represen
tative French of Idaho introduced
jn congress recently which would
"all wool"' fabrics
contain all virgin wool, instead of
the large amount of shoddy and
mixed with wool which
most of the so-called all-wool
goods of today are made of.
The treasurer of the Ohio Wool
Growers association has character
ized shoddy as the "arch-enemy
Shoddy is made of old
soft woolen rags shredded and
The life of the original
It may look like
wool is gone,
wool to the untrained eye and may
feel like wool, but it is not the real
stuff, and it quickly shows up in
the wear. There would be no
objection to that from the wool
growers,if it were properly labeled,
and was sold at a price commen
surate with its cost or worth. But
unscrupulous manufacturers not
only palm off shoddy as virgin
wool,but they charge a price based
on the cost if it were all virgin
wool. Thus they libel the wool
growing industry, increase the cost
of clothing abnormally, taking all j
the profits themselves, and reduce \
the demand and consumption of
virgin wool. AH this hits the wool
growers right in the pocketbook.
The French bill, now known as
the "Truth in Fabric" bill, is de- ;
signed to stop the evil. It will 1
protect both the consumer and the !
Shoddy and cotton ]
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than should oleo be sola as butter j
or horsemeat as potted bam. The |
Farmers' Dispatch not only gives !
should no more be sold as all wool !
its complete endorsement to the
proposed law, but it hopes every
reader will write bis congressman
and senators urging them to
Idaho State News Items.
Payette is to have an alfalfa mill.
Boise Is to have a new lighting
Idaho farm lands have doubled in
average price since 1916.
Carey has voted $40,000 bonds for
the erection of a new school building.
The state land board plansche sale
uf 150,000,000 feet of timber in the
inmhern part of tbe state.
A county fruit growers' association
w as organized Id Boundary county
A log drive on the North Fork
Parted with twenty million feet of
'"«s on the Way to mills down the
A Moscow farmer's hogs showed
films of being "drunk" after eating
Clirn silage that had become too
,IJ t cow feed.
An early morning blaze at Buhl
•st week caused a property loss of
High wind and low water
Dessure hampered the fire fighters.
Nonpartisan league is lining
forces for ihe coming fall
* Meins in Idaho, according to the
e *aue's official publication.
« demand for draft hprses foi
work and for those heavy
practical service on
is reported by E. F. Rinehart,
^oiiual husbandmao of the U. of
* mu uh to he of
I. extension division.
Col. E. G. Davi«, Boise attorney, is
tbe fourth candidate
to enter the
race for the republican nomination
for U. S. senator from Idaho. .
was a former opponent of D. W. Davis
for the republican
Suit of the state of Idaho
Leroy C. Jones, former
warden, for recovery of about $24,000
the value of game licenses Tor which
he is alleged to
supreme court on appeal from
order denying a change of
While bear is classed
bearing animal there Is no closed
season on them.
Bear may be taken
all the year round if a regular huntl
and Ashing license and
license is first procured,
Governor Davis will ask Dr. E A.
Bryan, state cummij-sioner
education, to represent the state of
Idaho at a conference of
and state representatives sooo to be
held in Washington, D. C
attempt to solve the teacher shortage
Adjutant General L. V. Patch did
not file bis resignation April 1 as he
had intended doing according to his
announcement of six weeks ago iu
order to campaign foy U. S. senator.
He now intimates he will continue to
hold the office of adjutant general for
j closed a contract with the Potlatch
White fir from Latah county will
be used by the Inland Paper company
at its Millwood plant in tbe manufac
ture of paper.
Toe company has
\ Lumber company to take all the
Turkestan alfalfa seed amounting to
yvbike flr, cut i tu 16-Xoot logs, that it
can deliver at the plant.
Upon information that a cargo of
; 160 carloads has reached the north
1 wes t from Siberia, Deputy State Seed
! Ios P ect,,r ' G Ablsou bas issued a
j statement ad vising that this variety
[benot planted io the iriigated
sections of Idaho,
| Unable to meet its obligations with
! actual casb ' lbe state üf Idaho be « aü
Saturday to register against future
tax payments tbe warrants with
which it pays employes and contrac
tors. These warrants will cost the
state 6 per cent interest/ until they
are called, which may be after several
Teachers Suggest Minimum.
The twenty-second annual meeting
of the Inland Empire Teachers' asso
ciation closed at Spokane April 2.
Orville C. Pratt of that city being
elected president for the ensuiog year.
In their resolutions the teachers
favored establishing a salary mini
of $1200 a year for inexperienced
teachers having twoyearsol training,
$1300 for those haviog three years
training and $1490 if
The plan would
covers four years,
add $190 a year for each year's exper
ience in teaching until the salary
reached $1800. Teachers having only
emergency certificates would receive
to the proposed
Particularly gay and attractive are
the shops of the lantern venders In the
Chinese cities. All varieties of lan
terns are to be seen—the large silken
three and four feet high, gor
geously painted with variegated colors,
embroidered in gold and silver or dec
orated with deep fringe of the same
material, costing from $100 to $200 and
used by the wealthy mandarins and
others; and common small horn and
lanterns, used by the coolies.
which cost one-sixteenth of a dollar.
The mode of making horn lanterns is
very Ingenious ; the horns are cut into
remarkably thin slices which, by means
of heat Vnd pressure, are Joined to
cether and formed Into various shapes;
round square, hexagon, octagon, and
shaped to resemble an hour glass.
TO SAVE FORESTS
Valjie of Periodical Surface
I Fires Is Urged.
For hundreds of years prior to the
advejit of the white man,the Indians,
who were then the only custodians of
our fjirests, prevented
Öres jiy periodically setting surface
tires to remove the litter of dead
leave*, twigs, underbrush, etc., thus
preventing its accumulation to the
exteot of furnishing fuel for destruc
tive or crown flres, saysaSalem, Ore.,
Thslt this method of preventing
destructive fires was successful is
shown by the fact that the forests
taken over by the white man rarely
bore scars of trees destroyed by flres.
On th<t contrary, the-e forests, includ
ing thi|i Big Trees, thousands of vears
old, al^o the ordinary furests were in
tact,wijih trees uninjured by Öre, hun
dreds of years old. Almost all of these
trees, however, bore evidence by tbeir
charred bark of surface tiring prac
ticed bÿ the Indians.
Notwithstanding the fire protection
affordeq to the forests by tbe ltidiars,
the white man, oblivious of th'e
wisdom be might have learned from
tbe lOdiao, insists upon rigid
suppression of all forest flres, with
the result that the, accumulation of
litter iu a few years furnishes the fuel
for conflagrations which entirely
destroy the forest.
Captain Joseph A. Kitts of Grass
Valley, California, a civil engineer of
many yejirs experience in the woods,
has prepared a plan which deals with
tbe historical facts of this situation,
and elucidates tflftei, practical methods
which uifght be adopted by
government to protect our forests
from destructive flres and encourage
the reforestation of areas now bare of
trees. sjich reforestation is essential
to our timber supply, but is now
largely delayed and prevented by the
ioefficicnty of our fire protection.
Tbo Southern Pacidc company is
leading u| a movement to bring the
importance of this matter before the
Sunday School Convention
The Kootenai County Sunday school
convention will be held at Post Falls
on Wednesday, April 14. Sessions
will be at 2 and 7:30 p. m.
A splenqid program of addresses
and music is being prepared for this
convention, and Post Falls is extend
ing a cordial welcome to all who can
attend, according to Eric Johnson,
County S. S. Superintendent.
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
O. R. Shdrn, principal of the school
at Athol, was in Post Falls last week.
He was formerly principal of the
school here) and afterward county
Frauk Poteler arrived from Califor
nia to oversje his mother's 800 acres
of land on tljie prairie.
A Are in the Dillard borne was ex
tinguished wjitb tbe chemical engine
It is believed to
followed by water,
have started from a defective flue.
Tbe county Sunday school conven
tion is to be held in Post Falls April
The school was closed two days last
week to permit the teachers to attend
their convention in Spokane.
^ g McLèod has sold his place
Spokane Bridge and moved
soutn or ap
to Post Falls, purchasing be J .L
Schick residence property. Mr. Schick
has purc hase(ji a 10 acre irrigated |
The traie Iasi week swept the lake
clear of ice.
An Easter dance was Riven Monday
County Assessor Smith appointed
M. B. Peterson to assess property in
I Spirit Lake precinct. Mr. Peterson
1 has assessed the north end of the
county for the past seven years.
A baseball team is being organized
and funds raised in various ways for
Captain Eli Laird
Steamer Flyer has severed his
Section with the Red Collar line
lake a position with Fred Herrick,
ijbe lumber manufacturer. He has
been on the lake and river for about
Thomas O'Donnell, 60 years old, a
hlacksmlth at Lane, dropped dead
w|itn heart disease.
of tbe lake
On Monday a card parly and dance
wUs given at the Hotel Harrison for
tljie benefit of tbe Aiuer.cau Legion.
Erster social last Saturday
Au egg supper was
served to tbe
A. Cook received
son, Earl Cook, at Tekoa,
brijike his leg while working
tetjm pulling an auto out of a hole.
jvirs. Ada Betsy Nogle, age 67, wife
of E M. Nogle of Post Falls, died
Sunday, after long suffering with
cancer, having been bedridden since
the first of the year.
April 2 the highway deoartinent
received à carload of T. N. T. and a
similar shipment arrived Saturday to
he ijised on highway construction in
tbi* district. The explosives are
being stored in Tuft's warehouse.
lî|obert D. Leeper was selected as
delegate of the Kootenai post to
attend the state convention of the
American Legion at Twin Falls,April
7, 8 and 9. Besides the many im
portant questions which will come
before this convention officers of the
statif headquarters of the legion are
to btj: selected.
Kootenai post of the American
Legljjn at a well-attended meeting in
their club rooms Monday night
adopted this resolution: "We are
opposed to the noDpartizan league or
auy cjther secret meeting being held
m mijinicipal buildings."
The call for the republican party
county central committee has tuen
issued by County Cbaiimin Ezra R.
Whitla to meet April 10. Each of
the 3(( precincts in Kootenai cooutv
will b^ represented by a delegate, and
upon f.heui will devolve the duty uf
selecting six delegates to the republi
can state convention io C<Eur d'Alene
on April 20.
Through the cooperation of County
Agent II. II. Beier and the Armour
Packing Cu., the following Kootenai
county boys aod girls have been
elected in the Armour pig club aod
will receive a purebred Duroc-Jersey
gilt frc|iu Armour: Robert Yoweli,
Marvin Wing and Virgil Pierson of
Wuricyl, Margaret Ford of Belmont;
Vina 1^1. Kyle of Post Fails aud
Robert Pyers of Mica.
woTd from his
1 hit tie
The democratic county central
committee in session Saturday atfer
noon selected 12 delegates to the
state convention in Lewiston on June
15, and placed the delegation uuder
tbe unit rule, requiring them to vote
as a unit on all questions. The dele
gates wèrt: Charles Waggoner, T. J.
Deck, Clyde Quarles, R. II. Elder, K
M. Haj isori, H. C. Shaver, George
| Peiers, Mrs. M. M. Barton, T. L.
Quarles and G. W. Flemming.
Weeks, Mrs. Theresa Graham, Ernest
Reiniget, R. D. Leeper, J C White
aid Arnev. Alternates were:
and J. W
Mrs. B. J. Glrking, John Wood. Gust
On Proposition to Tax Large
Idaho farm bureau members will
be called upon before April 15
approve or disapprove a tax plan
proposed by a bill in congre; s
whereby land holdings valued in
excess of $10,000 will be taxed ooe
per cent. The American Faim
Bureau association will compile
the results of the referendum ard
k L. W. Fluharty, secretary of tl e
state farm bureau, issued the fo'
lowing statement on the referen
Submission of this referendum is
the first result in Idaho of the
action of the Idaho state farm
bureau, at its recent meeting in
Biise, in deciding to join the
national federation. At the Boise
meeting, especial approval was
given by the delegates to the pro
vision in the proposed federation
constitution, that the federation
s îould not be committed to
opinions on national policies with
out submission of such questions
to a referendum of the membership.
The referendum says: "Feb
ruary 7,1930, Representative Nolan
introduced in the house of repre
sentatives a bill to pjeovida for the
raising of pubfic revenuès by fl tax
upon the privileges of the use and
enjoyment of lands of large value.
Section i of said bill defines land
to be "the surface of the ground
with all assessments in,on aud over
sime," includes forest, water rights
and minerals, "and not including
improvements the result in whole
or in part of the application of
labor to land."
"Section 2 provides: 'That all
persons, firms, associations and
corporations owning land in value
in excess of $10,000, whether in
possession or leased to others,
shall be subject to an excise tax
upon the privilege of the use and
enjoyment of such excess at the
rate of 1 per centum.
The referendum says:
object of this act is to raise public
It is not supposed that
it will do away entirely with, but
be supplementary to the present
income tax laws. The proponents
of this and similar measures be
lieve that land does not at present
[tear its just proportion of taxes as
compared to the industries. y,
"Effect: In considering this act '
you should not allow the fact that
the revenues therefrom will come
in principal part from the fanners,
to prejudice your judgment, but
should consider it in relation to
fairness to other interests; and
whether or not it would be of suffi
cient burden to affect land values,
rentals or incomes and thus affect
There is no provision made for
deductions for liens or mortgages.
The provisions merely call for one
per cent per annum annually cn
actual valuations of all holdings
above $10,000. Since the farmers
of the nation are most vitally con
cerned in this proposal we ask that
you give this careful consideration
and return the enclosed ballot to
the American Bureau Federation,
Ames, Iowa, not later than April
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