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Cottonwood Chronicle
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The concert, to be given by
the Halloweli Concei t company
at the Orpheum Theatre, Wed- :
nesday evening, under the auspi
ces of the American Legion no
doubt will be one of the best
musical programs staged in Cot
tonwood for some time.
This organization consists of
nine pieces, including a harp, and
a baraterie soloist, and they give
a program of exceptionally high
class. Every meml>er of the
company is an artst in his own
The Hallowed Concert render
ed a program at Grangeville on
the evening of March 29, which
was attended by a large audi
ence. The concert by this or- !
ganization was also given under
the auspices of the American
Legion of that city, who are loud
in their praise for the entertain
ers. The harp solo, given by
one of the members of the comp
any brought forth four encores
and was highly appreciated by
the audience.
In bringing this organization
to the city Cottonwood Post No.
4U, of the American Legion, had
to guarantee them a stated sum
and while the legion boys do not
wish to make money out of the
undertaking they simply are
taking an inititative in bringing
to the community this organiza
tion in order that the people may
have an opportunity to hear
music that is really worth any
one's time and money to hear.
Organizations of this kind rarely
make trips off of the main rail
roads as the cost of transporta
tion is prohibitive and it is only
a guarantee that induces them
to play towns the size of Cotton
That the concert and dance
will be a grand success and a
credit to the American Legion
for bringing them to Cotton
wood is a foregone conclusion.
As this is the first dance and
entertainment following the sea
son of lent an exceptionally large
crowd is expected to attend the
concert and dance.
Tickets may lie purchased
from any legion member as well
as at the Turner Drug Store.
Those desiring tickets are urged
to buy early and have their seats
reserved as a number of seats
have already been disposed of.
A. F. Bragdon, secretary
A . r. nraguon secretao auu
treasurer of the Greater Wyom
ing Oil company, arrived in Lew
iston recently says the Lewiston
Tribune, to visit with fortunate
members of the company. Less
than two years ago a number of
local stockmen, including Harry
C. Cranke, D. W. Davis, Ross
Howard and others, invested in
the Greater Wyoming Oil comp
any, which was then but a pros
pecting concern with a lease on
80 acres of sage brush land in
what is known as the Grass
creek field near Thermopolis,
Wyo. Today the company owns
leases on more than 3,000 acres
of the most promising oil lands
in Wyoming and the Roundup
field in Montana. They have
drilled six holes from 1,400 to
1,600 feet in depth and have five
producing wells with a capacity
in excess of 200 barrels of oil
daily, and selling from the comp
any's tanks in the field for $3.10
per barrel.
"We had a hard time financing
ourselves for the first 18
months," said Mr. Bragdon, "but
today our drills are pounding
away day and night and with
favorable climatic conditions in
the future a new well will be
brought in every 30 to 40 days,
The present outlook for the oil
market was never brighter and
with our rapid increase in pro
duction there is little doubt but
that by the dose of the year our
welb wiU be producing 500 to
600 barrels daily."
The discovery of new oil fields
in both Wyoming and Montana
have given the company an un
limited opportunity for addi
tional expansion and production,
and it is the belief of the owners
that the next 18 months may
find the Greater Wyoming Oil
company producing beyond the
hopes of the most optimistic.
Miss Hilda Funke, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Funke of
this city and who for the past
year has l>een deputy treasurer
of Asotin county, Washington
resigned her position, according
to a Lewiston dispatch, to accept
the position of financial secre
tary of the Lewiston State Nor
mal, which has been occupied by
Miss Verna Wood of Boise, Ida
ho. The many friends in Cot
tonwood are pleased to learn of
her recent advancement.
At an enthusiastic meeting
held at the Hotel Cottonwood,
Wednesday evening, by some 30
baseball fans an organization
was perfected whereby Cotton
wood is to be represented in the
Prairie League by a first class
ball team.
Officers for the Cottonwood
Baseball Team were elected and
Everett Rhoades was named
manager of the club and Barney
Seubert, secretary-treasurer.
The boys also discussed sever
al other questions of importance
pertaining to the organization
of a winning ball team.
While Cottonwood lacks a
first class ball park, assurance
has been given the boys that the
ground used last year might
again be procurable for the com
ing year. If the ground is pro
cured by the club it is their in
tention to put it in first class
Form League at Grangeville
At a meeting held at Grange
ville Saturday evening the Prai
rie League was formed with Ilo
Vollmer, Grangeville, Nezperce,
Ferdinand, Kamiah. and Cotton
wood members of the league
with the possibility of Kooskia
and Winchester joining.
At the meeting a decision was
reached by the various repiesen
^tives present wheroby it was
f m ^. not . to ; j X ^ tn f^ h ? Sïï 1
decided not to restrict the team
resident of that local
The Qnly reatriction made ,
however is that all players must
be signed up for fourteen days
prior to taking part in any game.
Last year players were all re
stricted to home boys.
Harold Harris and Sheldon
Stubbs, secretary-treasurer of
the league last year were relect
ed for the coming season.
Ira Robertson represented
Cottonwood at the meeting.
The seriousness of the salary
and teacher shortage situation
in Idaho is set forth in a report
of the committee of the State
Teachers' association, which is
conducting a statewide investi
gation. This report, which was
made public Monday shows an
actual shortage of teachers to
the numl>er of 100, with 450
teachers holding their positions
on permits. Of the latter 172
failed to pass the examinations,
but are now teaching (because
otherwise teachers could not
have been secured.
a carload of water mains to
be use d by the Cottonwood
Water Co., to replace old worn
out mains arrived last week,
Work of placing the mains will
no doubt commence as soon as
weather conditions are favor
Memory of the Farm
I'd like ter be a boy again, 'f I couldn't help
but be;
I'd like ter hear dad's rumblin' voice a-callin',
callin' me;
Oh, it's nice ter dress in darkness Toro
yeh've ever learned ter swear.
An' not know what on earth ter say when
things yeh want ain't there ;
I'd like ter hear that haughty voice ring thro'
my morinin' drowse;
"Hey, boy ; yeh goin' ter sleep all duy? Git
up an' milk th' cows."
Oh, yes, I'd love ter hear that voice the chilly
darkness split,
An' I'd love ter set straight up in bed an'
shrilly holler "Nit!"
I think th' lark's first mornin' song would
sound so mighty good,
If I once more was jest a l>oy up early split
tin' wood;
I'd love ter meet that drove o' cows, an' this
ain't tellin' fibs—
I'd love ter play a wild sweet tune with th'
milk stool on their ribs.
Since the first announcement
several weeks ago that plans
were under way for securing a
hospital for Cottonwood much
favorable comment has been
heard in favor of the movement.
We were in hopes that we would
be able to make some definite
announcement of the commit
tee's plans this week, but owing
to the bad weather the commit
tee has not been able to get to
gether. Everyone that has
been approached in the matter
0 f a hospital has expressed him
se if as heartily in favor of the
same and no doubt the necessary
financial support will be secured
by a little united effort put
forth by the people of Cotton
wood and vicinity. The com
mittee has plans for enlisting
the united support of every man.
woman and child of Cottonwood
as well as the 1 armera of the
surrounding country and by all
doing just a little the thing can
be accomplished so easily that
we will wonder why it wasn't
done before.
If Cottonwood is to keep step
with other progressive towns
and has at heart the welfare of
the community we cannot afford
to pass by this opportunity to
assist those of our citizens who
have undertaken the work of or
ganization and are working hard
for this worthy cause. Let's
all get in and lioost, if we wait
till you are flat on your back
an( j j iave sent somewhere
elsp tQ a hospjtal youM1 be a
booster alright but it will be too
Let us do it now.
late -
A. O. Zimmerman and family
consisting of his wife and two
sons arrived in Cottonwood
Tuesday evening from their
home in Wisconsin to take active
charge of the local creamery.
While Mr. Zimmerman comes
from "way back east" he and his
family are by no means strang-
ers to the west, having at one
resided in Montana and
Mr. Zimmerman will take ac
tive charge of the Creamery
Monday morning, Mr. Gerber
the present manager leaving for
his old home in Yakima,
The Zimmerman family have
taken up their residence in the
Frank Stevenson, who for
some time has been employed by
the Fanners Union Warehouse
and Elevator Co., as their head
miller resigned his position last
Saturday and expects to leave
shortly for Spokane where he in
tends to locate with his family.
Mr. Stevenson will leave for his
new location in a few days but
the family will remain here until
P. A. Gaul house. Cottonwood
welcomes them to the commun
the present term of school ex
pires, which is some time next
j month.
Tuesday morning Albert Nau
and his sister, Mrs. Rose Kuther
drove up in front of Mrs. M.
Meakin's residence with a four
horse team and unloaded some
furniture that Mrs. Meakin had
purchased at the auction sale.
For some reason the horaes took
fright and in an effort to control
them Mr. Nau dropped a line.
The horses made a short turn
around, nearly upsetting the
load; tath he and Mrs. Kuther
jumped, landing in the muddy
streets. The lady apparently
escaped injury, but Mr. Nau
badly sprained his ankle, and for
a time was very faint. He was
carried into the hotel, where Dr.
C. E. Alcorn attended him, and
later he was taken to his home.
It is a fortunate mishap,
after all, in as much, as both
parties might have been serious
ly injured, as the horese appear
ed very much excited . Help ar
riving so soon after the happen
ing cleared up the street di
straction. Mr. Nau will be
laid up for some time, which is
an unfortunate happening at
this time of the year, when the
busy season is practically upon
the farmer.—Ferdinand Enter
The position of county farm
agent, which has been vacant
since the resignation of John
Finley, who resigned his posi
tion early in the fall to accept a
similar position near Tacome,
Washington has again been fil
led by the taard of directors of
the Idaho County Farm Bureau.
Ralph Pavey, the new agent is
expected to arrive in Idaho coun
ty shortly and was secured
through the assistance of the
extension division of the Univer
sity of Idaho. The new agent
comes highly recommended and
is a graduate of the Oregon
Agricultural College, recognized
as the best agricultural institu
tion in the west.
D. F. Van Pool shipped back
12 carloads of cattle, which
he has been feeding for the win
ter in the Toppenish country.
The cattle arrived in Cottonwood
this morning and were brought
here by a special train. Mr. Van
Pool's sons Heeman and.Harold
came out from the river to as
son expect to be gone two weeks
but the doctor will return in a
few days.
sist their father in driving their
cattle to their ranch on the river
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Reilly and
little son John will leave in the
morning for a visit with friends
and relatives at Spokane and
Moscow. While in Mobcow the
doctor will attend the quarterly
meeting of the Northern Idaho
and EaRtera Washington Dental
Association u'hich meets at Mos
cow the coming week for a two
day's session. Mrs. Reilly and
Idaho Violet Posch Ormsby
337275, a Holstein bred and own- :
ed by the University of Idaho,
produced last year on advanced i
registry test 21,399.0 pounds of :
milk and 800.97 pounds of butter
fat, a record that places her 1
among the highest producing
cows of the northwest and of
the country. At the comple-i
tion of her record, which has ;
been a long and steady grind,
she was in excellent condition,
weighing 1445 pounds. During
the record she stood in the stan
chion beside the other cows and
received the same care and at
tention as the remainder of the
„„ w.c .c.mimuci ui ,
Perhaps one of the most
striking features of her record
is the fact that last year on pri
vate test she produced 21,417.6
pounds of milk and 796.36
pounds of butterfat and had on- „
ly a month rest between the re- "
a An** Tilinrn
Winchester, March 27. — A
deal was concluded Tuesday by
which the Craig Mountain Lum
ber company acquired from Ag
new Brothers, 3,100 acres of the
most valuable timl»er on Craig
mountain. The timber lies west
of Cottonwood Butte and was
one of the finest tracts bought
on the mountain. The consider
ation involved is not made
The construction of utaut 20
miles of railroad will Ite neces
sary to serve this timber dist
rict but the timber was Ixmght
for future operations and it will
be several years before the com
nanv begins cutting in these
holdings. *
The company began acquiring
odd lots of timber early this
year, the total purchases prior
to yesterday amounting to about
700 acres. The company now
has standing timber to the
amount of approximately 16,
000 acres.
While the above deal has been
under consideration for some
time, according to reliuble in
formation received here no finul
settlement has been made in the
transaction, due to the illness of
Mr. II. C. Agnew, one of the
principal owners of the timber
referred to, who has been spend
ing the winter in Cottonwood
with his family.
The deal was also referred to
a short time ago in the Ferdin
and Enterprise.
I. C. Hattabaugh has the only
typewriter in town.
Cheap lands will soon ta a
thing of the past in this country.
Thomas Scott contemplates
taking a trip to Spokane soon
for the benefit of his health.
The Brownlee brothers have
moved to Kooskia.
A. L. Creelman has purchased
the residence of A. L. Evans.
The family of J. M. Moore
have all gone to Seattle to make
that city their future home.
O. E. Clough took his depart
ure on Thursday morning for
Stuart where he is now engaged
in the livery business.
Bora—To Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Nuxoll, on April 3, a son, mother
and child are getting along nice
The auction sale conducted by
Mrs. Rose Kuther near Ferdin
and Monday brought exception
1 ally high prices for everything
offered for sale. According to
Auctioneer Cranke steers
brought as high as $123 a head,
horses sold for as high as $460 a
span. Hogs brought 19 1 /* cents
a pound. The total proceeds of
the sale amounted to $7000.
$2000 more than was expected.
Items of Interest From Various
Sections Reproduced for Ben
efit of Our Readers.
Idaho's share of the $257,000,
000 federal appropriation for
road building* in 1920-21 is
^e stat ® of Idaho Saturday
a 8 ft inst Charles S.
00(1 , rrner ®tate adjutant
general, for recovery of $1219.00
state money alleged to be held
by him.
„ OQ : a *\° " ul îi® r8, ,/ n hilled
" deer> ®|k ai) d seventy
seven mountain sheep, according
to a report made to Governor
Davis by Robert O. Jones, state
commissioner of law enforce
Because of his faithful serv
Peery of St. Louis, deceased,
I.<ee J. Oviet, shop foreman m
the Capital garage at Rexburg,
in this state, received a legacy of
$43,000 from her in her will.
The University of Idaho clos
ed Friday evening for the annual
spring vacation and will remain
closed until Monday, April 5.
Nearly all members of the fac
ulty will attend the Inland Em
pire Teachers' association con
vention at Spokane during the
Mrs. Herbert G. Read, 20
years old, of Troy, Idaho, ended
her life Saturday morning by
shooting herself through the
heart with a 38-caliber revolver
after she had quarreled with her
husband because she did not
have breakfast ready when he
returned from work at the brick
yard where he is employed as
night watchman.
Responding to a popular de
mand indicated by petitions and
resolutions filed from all parts
of southwestern and south cen
tral Idaho, the Idaho public util
ities commission forwarded to
the interstate commerce com
mission a formal complaint ask
ing that mountain time be de
clared as standard for the ter
ritory between Pocatello and
Huntington, Oregon.
State Treasurer John W.
Eagleson formally authorized
the announcement that he is a
candidate for the republican
nomination for governor. He
issued a statement addressed to
the republicans of the state in
which he attacks the present
state commission form of gov
ernment and says that if nomin
ated and elected he will return
to the old state form.
Over 250 fans Saturday wit
nessed a fast boxing contest be
tween Charles Lawson of Lewis
ton and "Sailor" Harry Moody
of Nezperce. The contest went
ten rounds to a decision for Law
son, who outclassed Moody. The
latter however, put up a game
fight against his heavier op
ponent, coming back after re
peated knock-downs.
About 14,000 Idaho farm bu
reau members will be called upon
before April 15 to approve or
disapprove a tax plan proposed
by a bill in congress whereby
land holdings valued in excess
of $10,000 will be taxed one per
cent. The American Farm Bu
reau association will compile the
results of the referendum ar.d
make recommendations to con
Albert D. Craven sergeant,
company K, seventh infantry,
whose home is in Weiser, Idaho,
has been awarded the coveted
distinguished service cross by
the war department. The cita
tion reads as follows: "Albert
D. Craven, sergeant company K,
seventh infantry. For extraor
dinary heroism in action north
of Ciergas, France, October 7,
1918. Sergeant Craven on
three different occasions, volun
tarily exposed himself to heavy
machine gun fire; crawling in
advance of our lines, he rescued

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