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COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1923 VOLUME 31. NO. 21 $2.00 PER YEAR the LARGEST CLASS TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS HAS 14 MEM BERS THIS YEAR. The largest class in history of Independent School District No. 8 will graduate this year frorn the Cottonwood high school and at the close of the commencement exercises Friday, May 25th when diplomas will be presented to 14 students. Following are the members of the senior class who will gradu ate: Estella Williams, Barbara Terhaar, Raymond Tacke, Mati lda Schroeder, Verla Jessup, Zenna Moughmer, Vera Mough mer, Glen Rink, Cecil Wimer, Beatrice McDonald, Burdette Belknap and Francis Homar. i The commencement week pro gi*am will begin Sunday, May 20, with the baccalaureate services at the Orpheum theatre at 4 p. m. in the afternoon with Rev. Summerville of the Episcopal church, Lewiston' making the address. j Baccalaureate Program : Invocation .Rev. Poindexter Song.Boys' Glee Club Address .Rev. Somerville Anthem .Choir Benediction. Cla^s Dav Exercise M « p m Monday night, 8 P. M. May 21st at High School. Program: Orchestra Selection. Class History ....Glenn Rink and Beatrice McDonald. Class Poem ..Margaret Shinnick Song .Rosemary Shinnick Glass Presentation ....Soph Class Class Prophecy-Junior Class Song .Elza Matthiesen Class Will ....Matilda Schroeder and Barbara Terhaar. Comnicnccment, Friday May 25. The commencement program, Fridav Mav 25th will hold in the Oroheum Theatre at 8PM The Program - * Ü . ra/rSu —.vr G , L Glee Club Salutatory Burdette Belknap Address — Dean J. G. Eldndge, Dean o fthe Faculty, Univer sity of Idaho. Vocal Solo . ..Rosemary Shinnick ! Valedictory .Louise Hattrup I Boys'Glee Club Presentation of Diplomas. | Benediction. Rev. Poindexter Class Motto—Deeds not Words. Class Colors—Purple and white Class Flower—Tea Rose. The public is cordially invited to all three programs. Song 1 ! ! ! Just as we are going to press | we are informed by the Com missioners of the Cottonwood highway district that the con tract for graveling the North Hall Lets Contract to Spokane Firm COMMISSIONERS REFUSE TO SIGN CONTRACT AS IT NOW STANDS. and South highway thru this district had been awarded to the' General Construction Co., of, Spokane by W. J. Hall, commis sioner of public works. Bids for 1 this work were opened In Lewis- I ton, last Saturday and Campbell and Barr of Genesee bid the .same as the company that was granted the contract. $1.85 per cubic yard but they also set their day of completion as Sep tomber 15th while the General Construction company placed their date of completion, Decern ter 15th. The matter w r as then left up to Mr. Hall and it was recommended by the commis . sioners of both the Ferdinand and Cottonwood districts that the contract be let to the lowest and best bidder, Campbell and Barr. The commissioners of the two districts, after being advised that the contract had been let. now refuse to sign the same, which they must do in order to make it legal, and sent the fol- ! lowing telegram to Mr. Hall at Boise, signed by all six com missioners of the Ferdinand and Cottonwood highway districts. The telegram read as follows: W. J. Hall, Boise, Idaho. We absolutely refuse to sign contract without sufficient rea son why contract should not be awarded to Campbell and Barr who are local men. work outside contract which we prefer these men to do and urge that you reconsider your award. Signed J. F. Jenny, Ed Jessup, John Schneider, Edgar Fry, James H. Johnston, G. W. Tarbet, Have local Commissioners. HIGH SCHOOL GLEE CLUBS. On Saturday evening the cur tain at the Orpheum will rise on a scene that will delight the hearts of every citizen, every j lover of music and patixm of the j city schools. À musicale by the boys' and girls' glee clubs is in readiness for presentation. The students j have been rehearsing for several weeks and those who have been fortunate enough to hear are loud in their praise of the work accomplished. The music is well adapted to the fresh young! vo ? c es and is so full ol school spirit and Pep that character lze f. school programs, that the audience cannot but share the enthusiasm. This work has been ? one V nd6r th vf dire ÿ 1 °A + ° f MlS a lone Jones, chorus director, and ref ects much credit upon her ability as a chorus director. I he Cottonwood schools have been foitunate this jeai in hav ing teachers competent to give pupils advantages in music and the students have been awake to the opportunity and have shown much interest both in istru mental and vocal. The piogiam Satuiday will af ford an opportunity to show the w ° rk that AI s - beel u d( J ne and the gisent en maLe^not ÏÎCn^ to f >1 ® sem en mass n aol alone to e ? Joy an unu . s ^ al Program but to show appi eciation to teacheis, not rec iuired of them as teachers that the young people might have an opportunity for the s tudv of this important subiect Y ° _ P suoject. RAIIROAD MAN DIES ! Tn ,.a. m 63 I • A"tho Northern ÇÎSfKi :' | £ MnnO . v fn . Lewiston, died Monday in a He^êSntlf undemveto ai?opf ra tion for cancer . Since that time he h as been trraduallv failinir Mr Jordan was born at Lex-i ington, Ky.", and came west as a young man and entered railroad Work He went to Lewiston more thin 20 VMM atrn and faw man in railroad service in the north WGst were better known thsn be, 1 Prior to taking up the general ! agency of the railroad company! ! in Lewiston, he was agent at ! Toppenish, Wash., for several vears. He is survived by his widow and an adnntod ann His remaTnfwere createdTn Poï land. Mr Jordan was exceptionally | we p k nown j n Cottonwood anil! j on Q am as Prairie and the news ; death, while expected for | snrr , P limp rpreived with sor | row " 1_! IGHTFUI PARTY ' J TT * Mrs. L. B. Hale was hostess] 1 at a very delightful 500 party I Tuesday afternoon of this week. j TJ ie Ly e tables were grouped in, I the living room and dining room. | Carnations and snap dragons i decorated the rooms. The host ! fss was assisted in serving by 1 the Misses Bernice and Maiga-jy 'A Simon. Prize winners were, i Mreu Edgar Wortman, high score ! aild Mrs k M. A. I lerce, consola ! tion. , PICTURE LECTURE WED. Miss Wright, the national. representative of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the M. E. Church will give a stere I opticon lecture on home mission work in America, on Wednesday evening, May 231x1, at 8 P. M. Every one is invited . Come out i and see what centenary money is doing in the home field. |~|| Big Events in the Lives of Little Men ]|~] m KENNETH, ARt yOÜ COMING INTO PINNER? I'LL NOT 0*0- §§5; / m y •iB ; & 'iOU A4>A|H mm. lit: nK'/lwC)« 1 '" IImiMoteJ 0K 4 mm 7m 5 u . « I J WîlP m ■ ÜH : fßp. 1 g yooR fiRsr book. OF APVEHTUR& ROBiNSOH CRUSOt V 4 (C»»yrl«K W. N.U.) VOTERS TURN DOWN QIJES b oar( j D f CO unty commis s i oners Saturday canvassed the referendum on the county agent ques tj on an( j ou t Q f the 3o00 bal ]ot sent out by them to the vot «'s of Idaho county, 2453 were returned. 1719 voted against the appropriation for the agent, 708 for and 26 ballots were not counted for various reasons gQ^g having failed to sign their narne an ^ others signed their AGENT VOTE 1719 TO 708 TION OF COUNTY AGENT BY BIG VOTE name but failed to vote yes or no The official proceeding on this flatter was given out as follow's by c ] erb 0 f hoard, Henry Teicher; The board here proceeded to ^ a ]] y ^he votes returned in the mattei . 0 f the referendum here î? for f o^ered to be taken rela t lve to the employment of a county apent for Idaho county. The question as submitted being ° . . 1 .. e ' . Aie you in favoi ot the county appropriating money for the purpose of maintaining a county ^ agenL T° this question the votes as returned stood 1719 No, and 708 y efi - In view of the result of the referendum, and in accordance I with the understanding that the : boarc j ba< j wben the referendum ! wasorderedit is hereby ordei ed 1 that , th f e the ernp o >' I ment of a count y farm agent is decided according to the vote take "' aild ^at no county agent A' 111 £ n ? r to Jailu ' 1925 and that no appro P^ation will be made for that Purpose during that period C>ost of tilection $12^, The cost of conducting this re feiendum b^ mail w r as $122, the postage to and from the voters having alone been $70. For the 'minimum expense of conducting I this election much credit is due Henry Teicher county auditor who handled this large extra v<duiTle of work with his regular deputies. The task in itself, ac cord * n 8' to Commissioner Aug. Schroeder was indeer a stupen dou s one and he is loud in his ; praise for the economical niethod it was handled by 1 County Auditor Teicher. ^ | ± j ,• X $ •♦V 1 LNTE.RTA1NMLNT TO BE GIVEN BY THE PUPILS OF 5t. Joseph's .School COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1923 ORPHEUM THEATRE. PROGRAM: I S ? ÿ .»I t £ .£ .. Chorus . Little Girls .Dialogue—Boys . Little Folks Action Song—Boys .Dialogue—Girls . Boys .Farce—Boys .Play . Pantomine Tickets reserved at C. O. Perrenoud, Rexall Drug Store. Song . Sickle Drill . The Siberian Inquest .. Red Riding Hood . The Tall Top Hat . Old Maids' Association Flag Drill . The Doctor's Assistant The Dreaded Dragon ... At the Golden Gates ... s i Seven bids were opened in the office of District Engineer Perry SEVEN BID FOR BOCK WORK TWO LOWEST BIDDERS TIE AT $1.85 A CUBIC YARD —HIGHEST $2.65. Oxley in Lewiston, Saturday, for surfacing the North and South highway thru the Ferdinand and Cottonwood highway districts, the bids ranging from $1.85 per cubic yard to $2.65 per cubic yard. Campbell and Burr ot Genesee and the General Con struction Company ol Spokane both bid $1.85 per cubic yard and the final award is now up to W. J. Hall commissioner of pub lie w'orks. The only difference in the two lowest bids was that Campbell and Burr set Septem ber 15th as their day of com pletion of the w'ork and the Gen era! Construction Company sets their day of completion, Decem bei 1. The bids submitted were: Campbell and Barr, Genesee, pany, Spokane, $1.85 per cubic yar ^ $50 602 31 ^ ' 1 ' ' _ J. A. lerteJing, Moscow. $2.10, per cubic yard, $57,440.46. Triangle Construction Corn pany. Spokane $2.14 per cubic y ard - $58,634.56. A. L. Smith, Spokane, $2.14 per cubic yard. $58,534.56. G. II. March, Spokane, $2.65 porcubic yard, $72,484.39 1110 surfacing to be laid reach es a volume of 24,866 cubic yards. Grading was done dur ing last winter, and work on sur ma - v + . be bc ^ u . n tely upon the awarding of the contract. The highway district commis sioners of tbe two districts weie present at the time the bids were opened, thehirdinand district having been represented by Ed gar Fry, J. H. Johnston and G. W. Tarbet; and Cottonwood by Ld Jessup, J. f. Jenny and John Schmeder. . . The commissioners of the two districts, Saturday sent a tele gram to Boise urging Commis sioner Hall to award the contract to Campbell and Burr on the grounds that their bid was the best owing to the fact that they set their day of completion on September 15th. The telegram was signed by all six road com missioners. Up to the time of the writing of this article no definite action has been taken by Commissioner Hall. The expense of graveling this road is borne jointly by the Fer-j dmand and Cottonwood districts and the federal government. Men experienced in road work say that the figures submitted at Lewiston, Saturday for this work is exceptionally low and considered by them a very good bid. CONRAD TACKE DIES AT LOS MOLINOS, CAL. p.,,„ „ _ _ or ^rV a l Ta . Cke ' T " ^ ears died at the home of his saster, at Los California, Satmday, death having been caused by lung trouble brought on by the flu about three years ago. j r . Conrad was one of the most, Z'\ i n • thiS . n n a V d toi whom e\eiyone had;(_jQ a good word and the extent of iis popularity was exemplified /it t the fi, aig a number fnends Ihat tin ned out W ednesday morning to pay their last re-i Funeral Services Held Here Wed nesday—Was a Popular Young Man—Age 26. spect to the memory of their de- 1 parted friend. The funeral one of the largest ever held i n mi , j j , , , i departed from Cottonwood about the middle of January for Arizona in hopes that the climate in that state would offer him relief. From Arizona, alter receiving no re lief, he went to the home of hisL sister in California where he passed away. He was conscious to the last and passed away peacefully after having received the last sacraments of the Gath olic church of which denomina tion he was a faithful member. tonwood^uesday 11 'evening *"ac bv his 3 Cottonwood and the church was crowded to capacity. Œnld Ls brother, llen£ ai d we re met at the depot by hi i relatives and a large number of friends and tue Knights of Columbus of which order he was a member. The funeral services were held from the Catholic church Wed nesday morning with Rev. Fr. Willibrord officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. The pall hearers, all members of the Knights of Columbus were: Barney Seubert, Tony Duclos, Carl Schurra, Joseph Walzer, William Bies and Al Wagner. Conrad Tacke was born No vember 26, 1896 in Muenster, Texas and came to Cottonwood with his parents twenty-one years ago and since that time has made his home here, is the son of Barney Tacke, his mother having proceeded him in death several years ago. sides his sorrowing father he is survived by eleven brothers and sisters: Mrs. George Harman, Los Molinos Calif.; Mrs. John Baune, Mary Tacke, Gertrude Tacke, Cottonwood, Mrs. Fred Funke, Carter, Mont. ; Joe Tacke and Tony Tacke, Carter, Mont.; Barney Tacke, Henry Tacke and Frank Tacke, Cottonwood and John Tacke of Oregon. He Be RESOLUTION. Whereas, our Heavenly Fa ther in His Divine Providence has decreed to remove from our midst our beloved Brother Con rad Tacke, and Whereas, said Conrad Tacke, Committee, was a faithful member of the order of the Knights of Colum bus, Be It Therefore Resolved, that the Members of Cottonwood Council No. 1389, here in session on this 16th day of May, 1923, herewith express their sincere sympathy to the bereaved re latives, and that the charter of our council be draped in mourn ing for thirty days. Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this meeting and that a copy be sent to the near relatives and also published in the Cottonwood Chronicle. Signed George J. Terhaar, George M. Medved, Frank W. Albers, NEWS AROUND THE STATE - ITFM o nF tntrbfut pbhm * 1 Ur INTEREST FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE "A silo for every auto and a cream station for every gasoline station" is the way Commission er of Agriculture Means puts it. Sound's good. A four-legged chicken was hatched by a hen belonging to Charles Simmons of Grangeville. The chicken only lived about two hours. Mrs. Frank Slater of Moscow, has, among a brood of chickens w hi c h hive hist Kpon one diicken whfch^has 1 fouirtegsj with four well formed feet. The chicken is considerable of a curiosity . k . , ,, A contract has recently been aIoqpH hv fha Pnt 1 q 4 aV» Prouve association ami She eur d'Alene association with Captain N. B. Mainer, a pilot and aeronautical engineer of prom i nence , for patrolling their tim be r with airplanes this A . . ._Au- cie 'i . s h®®P shear's 1 "^ Lewiston from Yakima ! U f® y ' route to the upper' Snake river district, advised wool men that they would not proceed to the camps unless the price of shearing be fixed at IE cents a fleece instead of 12V%& cents'. The workers said that summer. their action was due to advices ror n union officers at Spokane. r*. ,, , , , , , fLf.j*Mom«« an< * "i Gr t Angeles last t f^ ' A |°, ie 4 ^' ^• Commissioner f ex ^ en< |fd over a ,, . Mo . st nested m the with ^tog land grant property at several times the darin, the 1920 boom, ,. fishing ixxl is all that one ™herman may legally use when ft 8 ' 1111 # in Idaho, according to construction nlaced on the lda ho law by R. E. Thomas, game and fish warden. The wardenalso ruled that, accord Accused are the law» °? e A ne 1S ^ that ma y be attached to one pole, y' Tl ^ other means of taking, fish om waters of the state, except J special permit is a violation °* the law, he said. In the Idaho state inter scholpstic tract and field meet held at Moscow last Friday Boise took first place with 30 points, Rupert second with 27 and Lew iston third with 17 points. The other schools finished in the fol lowing order; Twin Falls 11, Genesee 8; Parma 8; Kooskia 6; Caldwell 5, Wendall 5, Payette 6, Kamiah 8, Jerome 3, Coeur d' Alene 2, Culdesac 2, Kellogg IVfc, and Mullen 1 Vfc- Rupei't took the relay event and Long of Rupert was individual high point man of the meet. Land owners of the Snake river valley, by their authoriza tion of the American Falls irri gation district's $2,750,000 bond issues for purchase of storage water rights at an election Sat urday, made certain the con struction by the United States reclamation service of the American Falls reservoir at American Falls, Idaho, to be built at an estimated cost of $10,000,000 and to impound 1,500,000 acre feet of Snake river water. The vote was 6,101 522—almost 10 to one. The Nez Perce Indians, several hundred strong, Friday authori zed the signing of a contract with Serven, Joyce & Barlow and John G. Carter, attorneys of Washington, D. C., under the terms of which the claim of the tribesmen to a broad strip across treaty, will be pushed. The treaty gave to the Indians the exclusive ownership and use of the territory as a hunting ground for a period of 99 years, the boundaries being from a be ginning at Hell's Gate near Mis soula, thence along the crest of the mountains into the Yellow stone park and un the Yellow stone river to the Missouri river, and thence west to about the southern boundary of the Gla der national park.