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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
Vi VOL. XXVI, NO. 1 r RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNT?, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, LB 20 11.50 PER YEAR teach how to farm io this state, In the stale seed teach how to farm Twenty Idaho Schools Rave Vocational Agriculture. C. B. Wilson, state supervisor of agriculture, has just vocational completed a tour of inspection of the siate schools in Idaho that are oh ing vocational agriculture under tea the Smith-Hughes act. There are 20 h schools and they are carrying supervised proj -ct work aiong with the regular high school courses, says the Boise Statesman. The projects are of various sorts. Some of the schools are specializing in improved grain raising, while others are going In for better sugar beets, corn and other vegetables. Not a few are raising purebred livestock. Mr. Wilson reported a number of boys are keeping a production record of dairy cows and are undertaking to put the production on a basis of county cow testing association work. "A difficulty is experienced, how ever," said Mr. Wilson, "in getting pruperly trained teachers as It is practically a new work and it is common knowledge that there is a shortage of teachers. Plans are new being made to have a summer cooference for all vocational teachers over the state for the purpose of stimulating interest and discussing plans for next year's work. This conference will take place after the summer school has closed and will te held in Moscow from July 19 to 23. rue u I Idaho State News Items. Blackfoot has voted $240,000 pav ing bonds,r — An $8,000,000 news print paper mill Is to be erected at Idaho Falls. Nampa vot»d a $75.000 bond Issue last Saturday for school building purposes. Salt Lake financiers have closed a deal to take over a string of lumber yards throughout Idaho owned by the Independent Lumber and Hardware company. H- F. Schedler, leaner of the Bonner project potato county farm bureau, recently put on demonstra tions on selection and treatment of seed potatoes in 11 different com mu ilies. 0 - Arrangements have been made by the Fremont county farm bureau with the Oregon Short Liu\ whereby 30 m les of the railroad right of way will he poisoned for ground Under bureau and the squirrels, the direction of the farm of n If county agent. Dr. E K Fry, of Bonners Ferry, »as appointed Friday by Governor Divis tu serve on a commission look ing after the tuberculosis problem Fioycl G Wendle or Sandpoint, who resigned, had the short term i n th" 0, lginal commission. Thirty- two head of purebred I T «in cattle bought at, Ellenshurg, Va?b , tor $7640, were sold to larmers 0t Meridian for $9940, under auspices of the Boise Valley Holstein Friesian * s " cia, ion, which reported a profit of 1 I per cent after all expenses were P.ld The bodies of F. G Jennings : lfe v ' ere founduiying 0D the s t, a t e t'Khway between E'ncruft. Indications they were Dcntity the, 1 r ' ,,K *0 discover, f volver and Pocatello and were that murdered by robbers whose officials are now endeav A 38 caliber was found a hundred feet U'Vay. Seed i Dhllsb nspections in 225 dealers' es j lu ents in 58 towns aod cities' j, Idaho counties last month are ^ported b v Suta Seed Commissioner E Ah eeha " an<1 hls assistant, C. a'f if |S0D Some 8C0:) P° unds of îd as I an ^ C ovör see( I were condemn ^ being unfit for seediog purposes ; a m io this state, laboratory at Bolse,240 In the stale seed Purity analys es were made for farmers and dealers. Frogs are rip», Statesman. says the Otto M Jones, fish and Boise game commissioner of spending his Idaho, is hunting là Wednesday evenings bullfrogs. Cau-iht night. Big ones too, as much as three quarters of These frogs, which of some weighing a pound. are caught In the sloughs of I he Boise river, are being shipped to Clarks Fork, Giengary and Salmon city for propagatl Mr. Jones never euch them; simply takes fla?hlight and when 20 on purposes, uses a net or pole to a pocket Mr Bullfrog sings flashes the light in h s face reaches out and grabs him. and Fur the purpose of threshing the problems that have arisen during the past year and to out talk over the Ethel probable difficulties fur 1921 E Redfleld, state superintendent public instruction, oi hLS edvd conference of all county superinten dents of the state to meet at Pocatello This meeting will convene June 28 and will continue five days, which the entire body will attend the National Education a after association's meeting to be held at Salt Lake, July 4 to 10. HERONS CLING TO OLD HOMES Their Dwellings In Rotterdam Invaded, They Take Refuge In City's Zoological Gardens. The gray herons of Rotterdam, fa miliars of the city for centuries, have gradually, according to a correspond ent of the Times of Ijotulon, been pushed out of their old territories to make way for the growth of the port. The waters had been gathered Into eunals, the spaces began to dry, and little by little new streets built piles invaded the heron ground. Her ons, unlike storks, do not take to the dwellings of men, but they cling desperately to their nesting places, the eitus and the willows of the boule vards. Finally ousted, they preserved I but one refuge and that the Zoological gardens, which In 1857 was establish ed on one of the reclaimed areas. Some of the herons were put In an aviary and some of the wild ones, watching the proceeding, set up house In the elms close by. And so It came about that Rotterdam Zoological gar dens can proudly lay claim to a nat ural heronry in their gardens. Rut since 1857 Rotterdam has grown, and the parent birds have now four miles to fly to reach the waters for food for their nestlings. They cover the distance by day and night over the tramways, railways, and the noise and smoke of a city, the return to the uest marked by the usual outburst of welcoming crics from the voracious young. on Shooting Into Space. The question of whether it would ever be possible to shoot a projectile Into space, that Is to say entirely off the earth, has long been the subject of discussion. In a detailed scientific paper on the German long-ranged gun which bombarded Paris last spring, Major J. Maitiand-Addlson, writing in the Journal of the Roynl Artillery, says the requisite velocity of such a gun Is not so very much higher than what lias already been achieved ; viz., n muzzle velocity of a mile per second. When we are able to increase this to five miles per second, the projectile, If fired at a suitable angle, will travel around the earth as a grazing satellite, completing its orbit between 17 and 18 times daily. With a velocity of about miles a second, it will move off S. as seven lntr space, never to return. Forest Crops Pay Well. The Swiss, among other European peoples, solved the problem of a con tinuous supply of lumber years ago. Zurich, in Switzerland, has a 2,800 f< rest, regularly communal acre renewed by scientific ithnds. which yields the commun! y i r about $7 an forestration acre fnain iy for firewood. not only safeguards agricultural lam's against damage from the elements, aD( j benefits the climate, hut ft ; so ; a ff or( j 8 a direct, wellpayiog business. 1 m some $ 20,000 a'ear, The annual "crop" of trees go.s Thus forestry TO BAR SPECULATORS Columbia Basin Project M;.y Not Open For Years. is '•To prevent speculation in lands of the Columbia basiri project, Washing ton, and to permit actual settlers to acquire farms at present prices when water Is available, will be the policy of the Columbia Basin Survey com mission," declared to Marvin Chase, chairman of the commission and state hydraulic engineer, following mission meeting in Spokaoe. "Through coopération of rnent, state and railroad officials, will be posslb'e a com govern it absolutely to fix prices on sufficient areas within the Columbia basin to : prevent specula prospective tlon to the detriment of settlers," he said. The Columbia Basin Sutvey mission has made a study of land values In all parts of the according to Mr. Chase, and has de termined that arid lands for sheep grazing purposes are worth now from acre^ ïSnds producing small wheat crops in years of than average rain fall, $10 to $15 acre; and improved lands, $20 to $35 a ci m project, $3 to $5 an more ao an acre. "These who contemplate purchase of land within the Columbia basi with the expectation of irrigation in the near future should he advised that it may be some years before active work could he undertaken,even if conditions prove favorable," said Mr. Chase. D j "Any enhancement of land prices now and before water becomes availa ble will mean postponement of the time when the project luaj be built." a FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Geo. Thomas is building a garage 60x120. The electric railway changed time last Sunday. A deer was seen standing in a street north of the appleway one morning last week hut vanished into the brush when it heard voices. R C. Wellwood, a farmer of Post Falls for 33 years, died May 25, on of of few age 61. Wm. Davis is section foreman on the electric line, succeeding A. R. Miller who died of injuries received when his handcar collided with a freight train. SPIRIT LAKE Newly elected directors of the Pan handle Lumber company are: Henry S. Mosser of Allentown, Pa ; John S. Hall, Williamsport,Pa ; K. M. Young, Allentown, Pa ; Goeur d'Alene; Spirit Lake. Mr. Mosser is president. Frank Moran succeeds H. L. Cleland as secretary. Five tm dem houses are to be built by the Panhandle Lumber company, facing the park. Mrs. Matilda Lapp entertained several Spirit Lake friends at her Twin Lakes summer home Miss Helen Dupertius of Sumner, Wash , will teach French in the high school next year. F. A. Blackwell uf John Dimeliog of of in t0 I HARRISON The city expenditures for the last fiscal year were $5544. The total receipts were $6667. M. H. Yager has erected swings at his home and invites the public to them provided no rough Washington, D. C., where he was working io the interest of Coeur d' Alene and St. Joe valley settlers to 1 secure a settlement for damages to enjoy language or conduct iä indulged in. Capt. J N. Nye has returned from their lands by overflow caused by the Washington W T ater Power dam at Post Falls. company'? R. W. Daven P°rt t U. S. hydraulic engineer, Is in vestlgatlng the overflow lands. CŒUR D'ALENE Captain Jeter, of the state of highways, brought three trucks over the Blue mouotain trail in Oregon for maintenance work in the local district. H. F. Samuels spoke at a nonparti 8 in league meeting night. Mrs Day Reynolds and children are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E Dan by, next week for their future h-ine at Tnompson Falls, Mont., where M . Reynolds is agent for the Northern Pacific. The federal grand Jury found D. P. Murphy, deputy state constable, charging him with the manufacture of liq was placed under arrest and released upon $500 hail. Last Friday afternoon Mrs F. A. f/lack well entertained motor trip to Hayden Lake,Rathdrum and surrounding country, slopping at Rathdrum for ladles voted it Press. Henry Tuft, reported th ef had purloined the radiator of his Ford car during the night. The car was parked near Mr. Tuft's resi dence. A wild deer broke its neck when t ran against a wire fence b ick of W. B. McFarland's residence, was used to reduce, temporarily, tin high cost of living. bureau a coDVoy of last Saturday They will leave a t-ue bill against nor. He a party on a refreshments. The "perfect day".— a that a sneak j The meat Johri LedfcrJ, who, on Monday, April 26, was surprised by Sheriff T. L. Quarles and a force of deputies, while he was at work distilling intox icating liquor on his homestead at the head of Cougar Gulch, emerged from the maze of complaints lodged against him as a result, with a sentence ot three months in the county jail, and a floe of $100 and costs, when he plead guilty to the charge of manu facturing Intoxicating liquor before Judge John M. Flynn, In the district court last Friday. Freed of Booze Charge. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.—Whether Dave P. Murphy was present at the illicit still conducted by John Lcdlord on bis ranch in Cougar gulch on the morning of April 26 for the purpose of assisting in manufacturing intoxt ca'ing liquor or was there in the discharge of his duties as a member of the state constabulary was left in the hands of a federal court jury at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty 00 the charge of manufacturing liquor. The facts elicited at the trial Tuesday were that shortly before 12 o'clock on the morning of April 26 Sheriff T. L Quarles, Deputy Sheriffs Ben Skogstad, C A. Berry and C h is. Burroughs surprised the still at the head of Cougar gulcb, and found Ledford and Murphy at the still. The latter immediately told the sheriff's force that be bad arrested Ledford a few moments previously. of More Auto Licenses. Boise, Idaho.—The report of the automobile license fees for the period ending April 30 has passed the record of fees collected for the entire year of 1919, according to the bureau of licenses DuriDg 1919 42,220 auto licenses were issued, »bile to date this year 43.150 have made applica tion. During last year $729,702 was taken in for the number of licenses Issued, and $685,733 has been taken in by the department this year up to April 30. Although more licenses have been issued, the amount uf money is less I HAD LARGE CROWD Memorial Day Fittingly Ob served Id Rathdrum. . H of Memorial exercises in Rathdrum last Sunday were carried planned. The parade to the cerné* tery to decorate the graves was'tEe feature of the morning observance, and the program at the hall out as was the event of chief importance io the afternoon. The parade was led by mobile containing Genera) Lawton Post No. 29 , G. A. R. Ex service mec assembled ty bugle call at the hall at 9 o'clock and, with Commander W. H. Ldelblute of Clarence Sylvester post No. 70 , American Legion, at their head, marched in column cf twos to the cemetery, followed by citizens on foot and in autos. Olive drab uniforms predominated, and the navy was represented by a few sailors in blue. The column made an impressive appearance and it was the first time since old national guard days that so many Rathdrum men in uniform had turned out in a body. The G. A. R. and W. R. C. ceremonies were held as on former like occasions. an ante - members of a A large crowd enjoyed the aftef noon program, at Fraternal hall, a considerable number being present from out of town. The chief features of the program were the two numbers entitled and Fleur de lis," and of No Man's Land Goldenrod The Rose In the one a group of young girls clad in paper dresses of goldenrod repre sented America and another group in the color of the fleur de lis represented France. In "The Rose of No Man's Land,''a tribute to the Red Cross nurse, young girls appeared successively on the stage,each speaking an appropriate verse, and representing and carry ing the flags of eight countries whose peoples were arrayed on the side of the allies in the recent war. In the final scene the two groups merged. With exception of a few quotations, the words for both numbers and the general arrange ment were by Miss Mertie Tucker, who has received numerous com < < a »I pliments on the success and beauty of the program. Two selections by the juvenile band were well received. Prof. W. E. Chandler pronounced the invo cation, and Mrs. Noel Taylor de livered the address of welcome. Other numbers were: "Our national flower" by Sarah Wcnz; Logan's general order, read by Colonel W.H. Edelblute; Lincoln's Gettysburg address, Miles F. Egbers; vocal solo, N. H. Taylor; vocal duet, Doris Aldrich and Gina Monaco; "The Little Bronze Button They Wear",Pearl Aldrich; saxophone solo, Hobart Anstinc; "America", by the audience. Mrs. W. J. Tucker announced the numbers on the program. Sarah Wenz was pianist. The director of the war rlak insur ance announces that applications for the conversion of war risk insurance into the permanent government life I insurance aggregate 133,242 or more than $400,000,000.