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SNB*i Humber 33. ■M COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1918. . $2.00 PER YEAR. ■M AEROPLANE LUM BER FROM COT TONWOOD Hussman Lbr. Co. to Ship Logs for Wing Beams to Government Mill Cottonwood is to help win the watfand participate in.actual war woik, is the report of W. Ô. Huss iimal, who returned from Spokane Wednesday evening, where he had gone to meet Mr. Kenneth Ross of the Spruce Division rep resenting the government and at the head of that division for the Inland Empire, to see about fur nishing logs or lumber for aero plane construction. The Aeroplane department has recently made , experiments with Idaho White Pine> and Western Pine with the result that both of these woods have been found highly satisfactory and ,the de partment is now anxious to, secure vast quantities of this lumber, and just as soon as pössihfe. , Mr. Hussman made . arrange ments to. supply logs to be loaded and shipped to either Potlatch or Coeur D'Alene and in any amount that he may be able to get out up to a million feet. However, the distance these logs must be hauled, and that on motor trucks and the lateness of the season will limit his output to perhaps one fourth of that amount or less, since we cannot under the mo t favorable weather conditions hope to have good roads for more than a few months. : • Rut the department is ypry anxious to secure even the small est amount and at the very ear liest date so that laboratory tests may be made of the grain, texture and strength of lumber from this particular district and if found superior to that from oihér dis tricts; as Mr. Hussman feels con fident that it is, we may look for vast quantities of logs to be shipped from the Craig Mountain section. To secure the quality of logs wanted requires selective logging, since they- must be straight grained, ftf&e . Train pitch knots or other defects gnd,24 feet long. One would think that it would be more economical to saw the logs into lumber here and thus save a great deal of heavy haul ing and freight-on the logs which, so Mr. Hussman tells us, will not saw out more than 20 per cent of aeroplane lumber. But this is not possible, because thé lumber cannot be air seasoned and re quires specially constructed kilns, hence the government has made arrangements with the Potlatch and Coeur D'Alene mills to saw Good Roads in Banking V Have you ever driven over one of the new "good roads?" If so you know what the Federal Reserve Banking System is doing for its member banks and their depositors. No more ruts and sandy spots, guiiies and steep hills, but a smooth surface and even grades for the fi nancing of business and farming to travel over. You can get on this good road by be coming one of our depositors. Drop in and talk with us about it. / : -, ^ MEMBER ^ FEDERAL RESERVE *»., SYSTEM THE FIRST NATIONAL COTTONWOOD, IDAHO change it to "Hellandgone." the logs and build the necessary dry kilns. It is a. big undertak ing, but our Uncle Sam is stopping ' at nothing to bring early victory ! over the Huns, and the aeroplane - promises to play the final and de- 1 cisive factor to bring this about. We are glad that Cottonwood will thus be able to actively par- 1 ticipate in actual war work and j sincerely hope that the operations will assume such proportions as to bring to our community an op portunity of contributing towards winning the war, besides buying Liberty Bonds and contributing to war charities. Mr. Hussman has already put three men into the timber cruis ing and selecting suitable trees; is building a loading platform at the siding here to load logs onto the cars, engaging; outside motor trucks, teams, loggers, cutters, etc., and will be ready to corn shipping within a few mence weeks. While the labor situation is bad at this time owing to the harvest being in full .blast, he has instruc tions to prdpeed withoufc'Tlelay; that this matter just now is of just as much importance as har vesting, and that if sufficient men cannot be secured locally the de partment will furnish them, per haps taking some of the enlisted men into this service. Let the good work go on, and may the weather man favor the undertaking by giving us another two months of dry weather and good roads. Van Sicklin is in the Race to St?y Enemies of E. A- Van Sicklin, démocratie candid« . **' .overn- . or; are circulating Tâï^porte to ! the effect that he has withdrawn ! from the race. The Chronicle 1 has just received the following dispatch from Mr. Van Sicklin : "The report that I contemplate ' withdrawing from the race for Governor is false and without ; foundation, and of course is done for the purpose of injuring my candidacy. I will race to the end, and feel confi dent that I will win at the pri mary election next Tuesday." j ; u . , T J u r J Monday and lUCSday, noildays Next Monday is Labor Day and Tuesday is election day— making three days, with Sunday, that the banks Mil be closed, For this reason our banks will re main open for business a couple of hours longer on Saturday after noon than usual. Don't forget this. L 0 Germany's strongest fortified island is named Helligoland. The British navy is preparing to, nrrrÄT OTADTO ULI L A I U I AtlLu niiaift m r A AT H 11N \ IN rAfiF IIUIlO 111 I flUL ~ . 7T ^ ri8 ° ners Admit There is No Chance for Them. - Today's dispatches from France contain the glorious news that along a front of 75 miles the Ger mans are suffering the most crush ing defeat of the war and that many thousands of the butchers are being killed and taken prison-1 er daily, besides millions of dol- ; lars' worth of guns and war ma- : terial captured. Within the last few days the Germans have lost a dozen or more of their greatest strongholds such as Montdidier, Albert, Arras, Monchy, Bullecourt, Bapaume, ! Bray, Chaulnes, Noyon, Roye and ! numerous others—and the good work still goes on. Many letters taken from pris oners and dead Germans indicate ! that hopeless despair is beginning | to prevail on the German side of the line. A letter written home by a German who was stationed in a town which has now been captured, said: "The war has been lost for some .. . ,, ... ... time, only those high up are fail ri -t -f " K 1Q mu° T* 1 ' j , A , ■ The letter added: "Oh, poor ; Germany, only the dead at the 1 front have forgotten this swindle." Another letter said: "This cannot last much long er," while still another German wrcWfc "Our losses greatly exceed all the drafts. Germany is sure to lose very soon." Manv letters taken from nr is Many letters „taJfen tram pns-, ° nei *' whether written or rece * ved them - are m the same vein.; 0ne German in Berl,n chided his brother at the front a1 ^ ut ma ^ ra P ld pW*» to the rear - He then Predicted the war was surely. coming to an end and with the alhes „ then making an economic wai end and with the .„„king an economic r, Germany would be ruined. Many of these were written be fore the British began their drive. German soldiers believe that Germany is not planning any more offensives because of the man power shortage, according to one of a party of seven of a Cer many patrol captured by the Americans Sunday a t Fismes. The prisoner said the German sol diers no longer had any enthu siasm for war and were thorough ly worn-out and whipped. Most of those w-jth whom he came in contact believed the war would end soon. L The prisoner had been fighting three years and declared he was thoroughly tired of it. He said the soldiers understood that the allied offensive were so frightful as to be beyond belief. These re-1 ports were credited by the soldiers and were having a demoralizing effect. He said he knew of one j division of 15,000 which *had been reduced to lees than 1,000. Plenty of Germans, he added ; would desert and surrender, if giv en the opportunity, and were do ing so by the thousands. Many of them are constantly watching for a chance to give themselves up. i Trouble has been threatened in ; the German munitions plants and I the army leaders were tightening conditions there. Germany, he said, has plenty ' of ammunition but the man pow ! er question and the actual entry I of American troops into the fight j ing are worrying the military i leaders. An indication to the lengths to I which Germans Kre going for war materials is cchjtamed in a letter ; taken from a dead soldier. It ! w^s written by his wife and in i fcrnwkhjm that' the great bronze i statue r Ettperor William had j been torn aoWp and sent to the their air service and more espec ially to the inexperience and lack of stamina of the latest recruits, vrho are most inadequately drilled and trained and who are physi foundry to be converted into ord nance, as had also the roofs of churches. Captured officers say that Ger many entered this war with en thusiasm, but this has long since disappeared and it is now a dread ful and hopeless struggle with no chance for victory, now that America is entering the war on such a gigantic scale. They also admit that the submarine warfare is à failure. ! These officers attribute re cent defeats to the inefficiency of : cally incapable of sustaining the heavy strain of defensive warfare, The mere presence of these new recruits, they say, produces in a company a demoralizing effect upon the older men because it in- i dicates to what straits Germany must be reduced to employ such poor material, "7 700 InOrG InGII yj Fr#m | dah# Another call for 700 men to en train Sept. 3rd to 6th for Camp Lewis to join the national army :. , has been apportioned to the coun tjes of the state by the Adjutant ^ depart ^ ent . Idaho county's quota this time is 14 men, half a dozen or more of them being from this vicinity. We have been unable to get their names £or this issue. Several hundred ^jpple—most of them from the Greencreek j ^untry—were at,the depot this|of i^ orning to cheer, the 26 boys j th j g county who left for [ Hoover Organization. vv Camp Lewis, - ,, „nrahTwUnna Lcontributed] j A preliminary meeting of the ■ of Cottonwood and chair 01011 of other organizations in Idaho county was held at the Red ; Cross rooms Saturday afternoon and a P^ an ^ or a permanent Hoov er « r Ptanization was formed. This organization is for the pur P ose of aidin 8 the Government in ^ ood prablems. Miss Ta y lor of the University of Idaho gave an interesting talk on use substitutes and Miss Margaret Sweet, school superin The following Mrs. Maude tendent of this county, told of the fhLs organization. ^ bere a county chairman be sa ) es a local chairman and com m irtee, the latter to solve local f°°d problems ö ffi° er s w'ere elected : j Matthiesen, county chairman; Mrs - U* Ham,i n, local chair man, and Mrs. Will Ruhoff, Mrs. Nims and Miss Theresa Funke, local committee, ^ meeting was arranged for Saturday, Sept. 7tlj, at which time Miss Taylor, who is employ ed by the government in this work, will demonstrate the mak ing of war bread. All • the ladies are invited to be present. A man named Terpstra and his family, new-comers from the East, have secured a lease on the P. N, Huffman ranch east of town. Here Isa h int to the govern ment how to preserve paper: Shut off the mails from the ship ment every few months of the millions of tons of catalogs from ; the big mail order, houses. Roy McKinney, wife and daugh ter of Boise, visited their relatives here this week -Geo. M. and wife, They left for home Wednesday, accompanied by their two nieces— Misses Margaret and Isabel Nash of Boles, who will attend school in Boise this winter." Mrs. G. M. McKinney accompanied them as far as Lewiston.'____ "Tarzan of the Apes" at the ^ Orpheum tonight. * Victor Peterson, county food adrr d n Orator and warehouse mana £® r > sent the following in ! f° rma rton to the Spokesman-Re v * ew an< l which was published in : ^ a ^ ui da ^ s * S8ue that paper. PRAIRIE CROPS BREAK RECORD Yield Heavy and Acreage Largest Ever Sown Here Mr. Peterson has been handling grain here for many years and is regarded as good authority on grain statistics. He says: While the-wheat yield may he ^S^tei than previous years figured on a basis of the number of bush els to the acre, the total is as great, if not greater, than ever J >e ^ ore - Many farmers planted i * a rS er areas j than ever ii\ -wheat ^ ais y ear aa d to ^ this^ we owe the larger total yield. The bat crop is light and there is not a great quantity of barley, but the wheat crop all over the prairie is good. "Harvesters report, fall wheat yielding from 40 to 45 bushels per acre. The average yield will be between 25 and 30 bushels an acre. Very little spring grain has been harvested to datdP "The dry weather of June and July was a setback to the grain on the prairie and had the rain fall in those two months been normal a record yield of wheat and all kinds of small gram would undoubtedly have been harvested. Some farmers claim that oats and other grain suffered j to a small degree by the invasion grasshoppers. ^This iq the first j year that the insects have been at [ alt d&ifiaging. Business conditions are unusw wheat assured and a high price j guaranteed, the outlook is ex ■ fremely bright and farmers are planning for à more successful y ear in 191 »- Stockmen of the ; Salmon and Snake river sections ally good. With a large yield Pf report that the rains of the last two weeks have been of great benefit to the fall range and as result cattle and sheep owners are decidedly optimistic. "In the towns good reports arc heard also. Money is not tight 5hd all lfcies of business are pro gressing,steadily. There has been some f <#r of a shortage of harvest help, but so far the labor situation has been satisfactory with plenty of work and enough help to take care of it. Later, however, when harvest is on full blast, a short a ^% may be experienced. "Bankers and business men , , generally report steady progress in all commercial lines with bright outlook for this fall and winter. Pfister is coining. Bee page 2. We Do a General Bank ing Business Courtesy Our Motto COTTONWOOD STATE BANK Cottonwood, Idaho Wheat Yield Double That et Lut You There will be plenty of food for the folks at home, with proper economy, and instead of having 132.000. 000 bushels for the armies abroad and the allies, this c&tm«; try will have 375,000,000 bushels , for this use during* the coming year, according to thé Continent al and Commercial bank of Chicago. " '• - Estimated yields of wheat this year in this country are 909,177, 000 bushels, compared with 650,-% 825,000 bushels last year. This extraordinary increase far ofl^ets slight decreases in corn and oats,: * While barley and rye show a^fnb-' atahtia! increase. Thëre is an es timated decrease ip ; potatoes of. 40.000. 000 bushejs. T* ' Argentina will helR materially next year, too, for it has dft in crease of 120,000,000 bushels of wheat, and Australia has a sur- ' plus accumulated from three crops of 200,000,000 bushels. Corn grown ipthe United States this year is not tip to the quan tity of last year, but its quality is so high that it Jaoipe than pff&ets the slight decrease, which was caused by more land Jaeing put into wheat. Oats are hot cpiite as heavy a crop as 1$$ year, but they are 100,000,000 bushels above 4 . the average. * Bod Auto Accident. A fatal auto aoéident was nar-, rawly averted-^uqday night when * liforion. EpeFg Oodg#éar,lô*ded öfji ÿoungpeop'lé frqm the Greencreeg, couhtry were re turning home from Ferdinand. In making a* short, turn *tb» car upset, and had it not been for the top*which partially protected the occupah ts,' thereT^-nh ' doubt that several of them have been a a killed. The most seriously in jured was Miss Fay Powers, who suffered a fracture of her breast bone and two ribs; Miss Ina Huffman had a leg broken and Retl£ Öliver received several bad flesh wounds. The injured peo ple are being treated at the Fer dinand hospital. H is Now Gov ernor E. L. Parker Governor Alexander Wednes day wired Lieut. Gov. Parker to come to Boise at once and assume the duties of governor for about ten days, as he (Alexander) was obliged to leave the state for that length of time. Under the laws of this state, during the time the governor is absent from the state, the duties of governor automatically reverts to the Lieut. Governor, who has 'full power to act in that capacity. Gov. Parker left for Boise yes terday.