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COTTONWOOD. IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1923 VOLUME 31. NO. 12 $2.00 PER YEAR I C. H. S. MAKES FINE RECORD ! MENT HELD IN LEWISTON i I AT BASKETBALL TOURNA —KNOCK 'EM DEAD The Cottonwood high school basketball team with its small army of rooters returned Sun day evening from Lewiston where they took part in the dis trict tournament, defeated for the district championship but with honors that will live long in the memory of the local high school as well as the city in gen eral. The Cottonwood high school team, regarded as a w'eak con tender by some of the wise ones, j The fol for the district championship sprang the surprise of the meet | and gave some of the so-called j better teams the battle of their lives. The local team also has the honor of having one of its members. Raymond Tacke, sel ected as one of the all-star play ers of the tournament, lowing is the account given of the various games in which the Cottonwood boys took part by the Lewiston Tribune: Cottonwood-Kamiah. In a game, nip and tuck all the way through, and as scrappy as was produced the first day's play, (Thursday) Cottonwood team won over the Kamiah team by a 21 to 20 score, the win c:m ing from a free throw at the end of the game. The score alternated during the first half and Cottonwood finally came out in the lead 14 to 11. In the second period team work, overcame the lead and tied the score 16 all at five minutes before the end. They tied again at 18 and again at Kamiah (f) McCloud (f) Ferguson (c) Buckingham <g Subsrcottonwood, Nims and Free throws:Homar, 1 in 3: Shmnick, 1 in 7; Buckingham, Ä Ä B; R-irnett Referee, "Scuinty- Hunter. 20 . Buckingham, center for Kam iah, and McCloud, forward, were Kamiah stars; for Cottonwood, Tacke and Shinnick took scor ing honors. The lineup was : Cottonwood Homar (f) Shinnick (f) Jenny (c) Tacke (g) Rink (g) i Jenny. Scoring: Field goals, Homer 1, Shinnick 3, Jenny 1, Tacke 3, Nims 1, McCloud 3, Buckingham 6 . Lewiston-Cottonwood ' , Mo, TW ,* '2 Lewiston kept herself in the running by a victory in the morning game yesterday (Fri day) with Cottonwood, winning rather hard fough contest 27 to 19. Cottonwood put up a great battle, especially in the first half which ended 13 to 13. Lew iston gradually pulled away for a comfortable lead in the second period by some fast ■work by Barnes and Kohl. Tabor, Lewiston forward, was on in the first half and scored four field goals, and until he was taken from the game for four personal fouls, played ex cellent ball. Cottonwood played a fast passing game and the con test was thoroughly enjoyable. For Cottonwood Nims was the main point getter with 3 baskets and 7 free throws in 8 trys. The lineups were: a Cottonwood (f) Nims (f) Homai Lewiston Calvert (1) Tabor (f( Barnes (c) * (g) Rink 0 . , j - , Scoring: field goals. Calve t 1, Tabor 4, Barnes 3 kohl -, McCormick (g) Kohl (g) SubstitutesrFisher for Tabor.! Hattrap for Jenny, Shinnick foi Tacke. ' Nims 3, Homar 1, Tacke 2, Eiee!,^ ' „ . Barncs 7 m 8 trys. throws : Nims 7 in 8. Referee: "Buck" Hunter. Moscow barely escaped with victory in one of the greatest dope breaking games of the en tire tournament, when the Cot Moscow-Cottonwood * tonwood five made them fight hard to win 34 to 28. Cottpn wood, with the use of short pas ses with which they converted some nifty close goals, stalled right out after Moscow and al most had her bewildered. The game see-sawed for the first 15 minutes of play. Cottonwood leading her share of the time, and Moscow escaped at the end of the half with only a bare 3 point lead, 18 to 15. The second half was a repeti tion of the first and at about the 15 minute period in this half Cottonwood was leading 24 to 22 Here Moscow called time for a consultation, and from then on they made a terrific rally which carried them on to a hard earned victory. Nedros was on in good shape most of the time on field baskets but fell down on free throws making 6 in 11, not up to his standard. The whole Cottonwood team is to be commended on their play but Tacke and Shin nick were most noteworthy. The uncorking of their flashy short passing play in this game was some surprise to the Mos cow players and to the crowd, who by comparative scores, figured Cottonwood a sot up. The Lineup: Moscow Cottonwood Nedros (f) Royce (f) Drury (c) Bumgarner (g) Substitutes: Moscow, Estes for Royce, Royce for Woody, Cottonwood, Nims for Shinnick. Scoring: Field goals, Nedros 10, Drury Estes 1, Shinnick 4, Homar 2, Jenny 1, Tacke 5. [Nedros 6 in 11, Shinnick 4 in 5. Referee, "Squinty" Hunter, (f) Homar (f) Shinnick (c) Jenny (g) Rink i 2, Bumgarner 1, Free throws Yesterday's (Saturday) semi finals furnished some real thril-1 lers. Lapwai and Culdesac had ! a hard battle, with Lapwai fighting an uphill fight as they have during the entire tourna ment, and Culdesac winning by a short lead. The Moscow-Cot tonwood game was the dope up setter of the entire tournament for the scrappy Cottonwood bunch very near took the champs into camp and - made them go their limit with all first team men in 1 Th , . ' f th Cotton-1 w Ji teim against Moscow will Cottonwood's 6 snappy Ä »ÄÄ r-Ä 1 ,s ' . , ,, Moscow, the winner of the j f" laI T ' vith puldesac, will play at l W( f ek for^th/championship of | vei y close contender s foi the j ^fsÄSÄÄ Moscow is now in possession ot | the cup given by the Lewiston Commercial dub and held the last two seasons by Culdesac. Tire teams taking part in the tournament were: Lewiston, Moscow, Culdesac, Cottonwood, Lapwai, Asotin, Anatone, Kooe kia, Kamiah, Grangeville. Great interest was taken in the outcome of the various games in which Cottonw'ood participated by the local fans and the wires were keep busy | after each game until all the de- I tails were available. ( j Edw'ard Wren, of Fenn, who farm 1600 acres in that section, Tuesday, gave out the follow ing statement in Lewiston re garding crop conditions on the prairie and he said that he had never known crop conditions in this region to be so favorable for fall grain. He has 400 acres in fall crops. He says that there has not been as much moisture as in the winter of 1921 and 1922( but that in that season .1_ i were periodical heavy frosts that caused the ground to heave, unrooting much of the GOOD PROSPECT—WREN. there „ ra j n and honey-combing the sur f ace The result wasi that stands became spotted or thinned out. .. This season the growth is uni form with the plantings well rooted. Mr. Wren is of the be lief that with further favorable conditions here will be much soring planting not heretofore planned upon. The Genie : \ : > V m n $ ifc k * A, )# w/ | <c«vrn«h(. w N. u.> TIMBER RESOURCES IN IDAHO ARE IMMENSE Lumbering Industry Employs Two-thirds of Population in State at Present Time Few people realize the magni tude of Idaho's vast timber re sources which is by far the state's must valuable asset, and it lies, the largest portion of it, within our own door. Idaho has 130,000,000,000 feet of standing saw timber. This amount would build a sidewalk ten feet wide of one-inch boards, which would be long enough to go around the world, at the equator, 100 times, and long enough to reach to the moon and back five times. It is estimated that the cost of taking this timber from the stump, and , manufacturing- same ready for shipment costs $14 per thousand feet B. M. This, of course, would be paid to the bona lido residents of our state being the enormous amount of $1,820,000, 000, which would be the equal °f employing an army of 10,000 men a t $5 per day 300 days a year, continually for 121 years, addition to the above, the u ^ker ®^ wou c l?* 1 ^ ou t $390,000,000 for supplies Purchased locally, and consisting largely of agricultural products, Atttjta time the^lumbenng and ^ ÄÄtSÄthl KÄÄSÄ iaairÄtÄ manufacturing products . It pays out $10,500,000 in wages eV ery year to residents of Ida ev^ryVear'to resWenffarmers mol . e easily comprehend the «« DIES IN BELLINGHAM. Mrs> Ray Mortimore, a daugh ter of M) . and M rs. Ben Nacke, Cottonwood, passed away at her home in Bellingham, Wash., Monday, death having been caused f^om a cancer of the a sufferer of this disease for about a year and for some time her condition, prior to her dea th, was regarded critical, | Mary Gertrude Nacke, her I ma i de n name, was born in Teu ( topolis, Ill., September 26, 1889 j and came west with her parents years. breast. Mrs. Mortimore had been fifteen years ago and resided here until about six years ago. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Nacke, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Lord of Bell ingham, Cecelia, a student at the Lewiston Normal, and Kathryn, of Cottonwood, and one brother, i Ferdinand, of Bellingham. I The funeral services were held in Bellingham Thursday. | SALE BIG SUCCESS. | The Tony E. Baune sale con ducted by Harry Cranke, Tues i day, 4 miles north of Cotton wood drew an immense crowd and everything offered for sale brought good prices. Mr. Baune ! . was well satisfied with the re | suits of the sale. One cow brought $92.50, a horse sold for $102.50, a binder sold for $190. A feature of the sale, according to Mr. Flint, the clerk, was that the largest percentage of the buyers paid cash. VOTE TO DECIDE WASH INGTON GROWERS' FATE Wheat Body to Meet April 16— Ballot by Mail— Disincorpo ration Not Looked For Directors of the Washington Wheat Growers' association at the conclusion of a session that covered two days and two nights voted Monday night at Spokane . , ,. . , , , ,, A two-thirds vote of the f bership oi approxi mately 3200 wheat growers is necessary to disincorporate. A secret ballot of the entire membership will be taken by mail. Two ballots will be sent out at an early date. The bal lots will be returned to the head office, and will not be opened and counted until April 16, when the members will appoint a com to call a special meeting of all members at the head office April 16 to discuss disincorpora tion er mittee to con vas the vote. "The directors do not expect a vote in favor of disincorpora tion," said Mr. Robinson, gener al manager. "Right after the April 16 meeting a campaign will be launched to sign up new mem bers on contracts to run four years, enforceable, howevc., only when 50 per cent of the ton nage of the state is signed up. "Our present six-year con tracts have four years to run. They will continue in force, in the event it is decided to keep the organization running, and the directors voted to make the new contracts terminate concur rently with them." While adhering to the old con tract, the directors voted to make it considerably more liber al and in this way they hope to placate any members who are not entirely satisfied vyith it now and at the same time attract present nonmembers into the or ganization. Old members and new members alike will be per mitted, under the new plan, to have their wheat sold at out right sales or in short and long pools as they prefer. Mortgaged wheat can be han dled under the new plan. The disposal of this so-called "dis tressed" wheat has been a tick lish problem for the manage ment and in the past many growers were forced to sell mortgaged wheat outside the association because of pressure from the holder of the mortgage. Under the present contract, all wheat goes into a 100 per cent annual pool and final settlement is necessarily deferred longer than holdere of mortgages de sire to carry the grower. The association has lost considerable tonnage by the outside sale of mortgaged wheat contracted. To Collect Damages. Directors authorized the as The contract provides there are 30 to 40 of such cases, A few have been tried, but no decision as yet has been handed down. The constitutionality of the contract is really at stake in these cases, as the supreme sociation general counsel, F. A. Garrecht, and Manager Robin son to nroceed imrm'diately with the collection of damages due the association under the con tract from growers who failed to deliver their wheat as con tracted. a penalty of 25 cents a bushel. Mr. Robinson estimates that court of the state has not as yet on the wheat contract Similar contracts, ruled soecificallv. officials declare, have been up BljpasrsTsSSTt structed to proceed with the collection from growers of over advances during the disastrous 1920 crop movement, instances the first advance be fore the sensational price drop that year was 20 to 30 cents higher than the final average. The contract provides that the grower must make a rebate in such instances. Some growers have refused to do so. Prosecu tion has been started in one or two cases and now will be pushed : in all others of this nature. In some COMMUNITY SHIPMENTS. The directors of the Farmers' Union have engaged the under signed to take charge of their livestock shipping department, and see if there was not some way whereby the hogs and cattle shipped from this point could not be handled more satisfac torily than it had been in the past. Now in order to make any 1 P )an a success it will call for the 1 hearty co-operation of the pro ducers of this section. If the man who raises and brings to market the stock fatted on the farm, will bunch their stock through the union, it will give your agent something with more which to work. This being able to know each shipping day ex actly what he will have come in, will enable him to place or sell on the highest market, j am p re pa re( i t, 0 p a y the high cs t market price to all who do not want to ship> But the idea j s the producers of this» section to co-operate, ship into the market together, and save i for yourself the margin of profit ; that all buyers have to get. The community plan of ship i ping will not cost you any j than it has in the past, but on j the other hand it will bring you more money per pound for your fat stock. This has been proven wherev er tried and is wroking success fully along the Clearwater river, in the Genessee country and many other places where not near the amount c f stock is mar ke. ed, Cum is shipped from Cot tonwood. Personally 1 have lived on Camas Prairie for over 30 years, and in all of that time my inter ests have always been the inter est of the producer. Being a heavy producer myself I know what the man on the farm has to contend with. In this community shipping I want your co-operation and your confidence. If you will give me these two things, we together, will make this movement a suc cess. Everyone having hogs for Monday, March 19th will pleese call up Mr. Greve or Fred Mc Kinney and they will let me know how much stock we will be able to get together for that shipment. We should try and bunch our stock in even car lots. Yours very truly, E. S. Sweet. PRAIRIE ALL RIGHT. The editor of the Chronicle this week received a letter from J. V. Nash, former business man of this city, requesting us to change his address to his new location, Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he is now employed by the government in the internal revenue department. The farm ers who think times are hard here have no complaint against the country to offer according to Mr. Nash who says this class is hit hard all over. A portion of his letter, which we believe will interest all, reads: "This is the country of high priced land but I find that under present conditions the farmers here with this high priced land do not make any more money than the farmer on Camas Prairie can make on his land and the farmer on Camas Prairie has no reason to think it is the fault of the country that he is hard up for his chances of com j ing back are just as good or bet ter than in other places, the j farmer has had hard picking every where. I wish I had the | money to buy some Camas i Prairie or Nez Perce Prairie land at the price I have heal'd it could be bought for. and in a j few years when the tide turns 1 I would cash in and retire. • i « HEWS AROUND THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE Miles Cannon,/ state commis sioner of agr iculture, placed his resignation in the hands of Gov. C. C. Moore Saturday, effective at once. reason is assigned for the resig nation. It was accepted. No Andrew J. Spencer, age 93, the oldest resident in the Troy community, died Tuesday at the home of his son, J. T. Spencer. Mr. Spencer was a native of Kentucky, where he spent the greater part of his life, coming to Idaho about 14 years ago to live with his son. A set of ancient Babylonian tablets containing records of bus iness transactions betw-een 2400 and 2100 years before Christ has been given to the university museum by Major and Mrs. W. W. Woods, old friends of the in stitution. now living but his last wish was that the tablets be presented to the university, resides at Wallace. Whether Lewis county is again to have the services of a county agriculture agent, is the question upon which a special Major Woods is not Mrs. Woods meeting of the county commis sioners has been called by Chair man of the Board I. H. Longe teig to be held at their office in Nezperce on Tuesday March 20. A telegram received in Lewis ton Saturday by William Osborn for the past two years district engineer of the state bureau of highways from W. J. Hall, com missioner of the bureau, with headquarters at Boise, notified Mr. Osborn that his term would expire with March 15, and that Pery Oxley, engineer for district No. 7, with headquarters at Coeur d' Alene, would arrive to take over the affairs of the office. While returning from «Jigging the grave of another, in prepara tion for a burial to take place at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Elmer Sisson, 53, was killed and Wilbur Ankeny, 21, and Roy Dicus, 30, were badly injured when the automobile in which they were riding went over a grade on the Lewiston-Waha road at 3 o'clock Friday after noon, just at a point near the Lafe Mounce ranch in Tammany Otto Livengood, the fourth mem ber of the party, miraculously escaped injury. The Potlatch Lumber com pany's big mill at Potlatch will resume operations Thursday, ac cording to the statement of A. D. Decker, head of the pany's land department, mill has been shut down since early in the winter. The plan ing mill, however, has been in operation, employing a consider able number of men, and other men have been kept busy on nec essary repairs on the plant, so that practically all the men with families have had jobs during the winter. com The „ ^ , „senior C. Moore appomt „ Gibson of Mountain Borne, a member of the Idaho Public utilities commission to succeed George S. Erb of Lewis ^? n ' w ^ose term expires. The change takes place April 1. The a PP 9 in tinent removes the only nor t" m a ho member and demo crat from the board. George W. Suppinger of Nezperce was also appointed a member of the industrial accident board to suc ceed George Fisher of Bancroft. Fisher is a democrat and Sup pinger a republican so that the last democrat is removed from the board by the appointment. Crashed between top and steering post of his overturned automobile, Henry Wagner, 36, was drowned Wednesday in 3 feet of water in an irrigation ditch near Twin Falls. Wagner lost control of the car when he turned in his seat to help his dog from the rear to the front seat, according to Frank Johnson who was riding with Wagner and jmade his escape from the wreck age of the car in the stream.