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ËRS OF THE TIMES A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. ' ? j Editorial Mention H fellow who has no oil stock hut , ^^■few liberty bonds to his credit | a "the lucky guy" these days. ' I» »« I One of the ! it men in Meridian is up real ■ every morning. can't always tell. he on of is mSÊjk- department of Justice is trying ^^|d out why a tomato that costs snt wholesale should cost sixty when served with lettuce in a rant. res BKo Boise Valley Cow Testing as sociation met recently and decided ■s only 250 cows are being tested ^Hfeork will be discontinued during IBS' inter months. in yon county farmers are report jo he adopting the "sheep me r of keeping permanent ditch is free from weeds. Twenty far l now are using this scheme. «Ï 01 |. H. White of the Ellison-White hum bureau left this week for Itralia and New Zealand, where he I in the interest of Chautauqua fk. The Chautauqua system now fends to the uttermost ends of the fch. Mr. White will be absent for jut six months. m pa ed 'he first instinct of the first man j to'fill his stomach. The next in Sjct was to have a roof of his own. ie hearthstone was the primitive altar. For its own good and the state's every family should have it's roots in the earth. Even the nomad tribes had their own tents. Is the American fair to himself or his children when his- impulse is to surround himself with every comfort and luxury ex cept the one thing that embraces all, the four waits of a home? hit to As the echoes of the republican landslide of November 2d grow faint er, the propaganda urging league membership on the United States once more waxes in strength. A dispatch from Geneva states that the general view of the Europeans and Latin Am ericans is that unless the United States accepts membership the league ' will not survive. Probably because they find no one else who will agree to pay the bills. f A. P. Moore who has charge of the leold Stanton place west of town says "he and his neighbors are in need of ^■electric light service and that in or Kder to secure the extension of the line to his. residence and to that of his Hneighbors, 'they must put up a heavy ■F guarantee and advance payment. This V is such a large sum that it means that B they will do without the service for B awhile. It is thought by some that B the company makes the amount so ■ large that new extensions during this ■ period of expensive construction will not be encouraged. in to Up at Sandpoint, Idaho, the women recently reported the results of their study of food problems in connection with the Bonner county farm bureau. One woman's husband gained enough weight to bring him up to normal, in threee months. One boy gained 8 pounds in two months and another five, as a result of proper feeding. "I can feed my family with some intelli gence" says another, and a fifth re ported that "she had not made so many pickles this fall."Others learned the value of whole milk. Harley Hedges, Miss Clark, Married Miss Frances Clark of Boise and Mr. Harley Hedges, a Meridian young o'clock man, were married at Wednesday evening, Dec. 15tli, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Inez Clark, residing on Pueblo street, in Boise, in the presence of relatives of the contracting parties. After the ceremony, supper ;was served. The happy couple left on the midnight train to the coast for a brief wedding trip. They will return January 1st, and make their home on the Witmer place, a half mile from Onwiler. The bride has been for five'years a popular teacher in the Boise schools. The groom is graduate of the Merid ian schools and an exemplary young man. He did his part during the war and was over seas for many months. McDermott une does NOT PAY EXPENSES It is possible that the McDermott stub of the Idaho Traction company will be abandoned in the near future. The company has presented figures to the utilities commission to show that the passenger and freight busi ness furnished by the patrons of the line will not pay for the expense of running it. Passenger business runs as low as a few cents a day during the summer season. The auto has had an appreciable effect on the business of the line, and only during the winter season when the roads are muddy will the loss be severely felt by the people of the Vic tory and McDermott neighborhoods. In reply to the argument that the people along the line were promised a permanent service, the company answers that they should not be com pelled to keep up the running of cars when the passengers use other means to get to market. In case the line is abandoned, which will probably be early in the spring, people residing south of the McDer mott stub will be served by the main line of the Interurban, which parallel, two miles south, some the change will not be a hard ship. To others, residing in the Fairview neighborhood, the discon tinuance of the Une will be inconven ient. It will not be a damage to Meridian trade, and some residing in the northwest communities who have be come strangers to our town, will again find it convenient to shop here runs Thus to once in a while. SITLL DIHCOYPHFii A iMfKXnERED NEAR MERIDIAN BY SHERIFF. A still large enough to m&nufact ' ure 10-gallons of moonshine dally was discovered Sunday night ? Meridian by Sheriff Pfost, says the j Capital News. near , . | ,,lacetl under arrest, charging him with violating the state prohibition law and is now in jail in default of a $1000 bond. Frank Rosso was ! The man is an Ital ian. Sheriff Pfost arrived in Boise with his prisoner Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, having taken him while on hunt for a stolen automobile, which he failed to locate. The sheriff believes the owner of the still intended going into business on an extensive scale as 500 gallons of mash in the state of fermentation were discovered on the place, which is known as the Ross Willburn tract, now owned by Joe Lund, 1 mile east and one mile south of Meridian. The still was in two parts, one of which was found in a cabin and the other under a straw stack and like others found by the sheriff, is said to have been operated under filthy conditions. t ROSENLOF IS ELECTED FROM NAMPA DISTRICT At the annua! election cf the Nam pa and Meridian Irrigation district, held in the liree precincts Tuesday, Frank Rosenlcf, of Nampa, was elect ed as a member cf the board from the Nampa district. The other candidate was Clyde Gougie of Nampa, who re ceived a total of 67 votes to Roseu lof's 283 votes. The votes by precincts was: Nampa, Rosoulof 262; Gougie 45; Meridian Roseniof 76;Gougie 19; Perkins Rosor.iof 18, Gougie 3. Mr. Roseniof succeeds Ed Dewey, who was not a candidate for re-elec tion. WERE CRIMES. COMMITTED BY LOCAL PEOPLE? Sheriff Pfost and County Attorney Delana were down Saturday to in vestigate the assault on Lloyd Adams and find out if a motive for the crime could he found. The man stepped to the door one day last week and was hit on the head by an unknown indi vidual. Adams was unconcious for several hours. No clue has been found but some seem to think that both the assault and the postofiice robbery were committed by local people. A clue has been found and develop ments are expected. The postoffice robbery is also being investigated by the United States marshal at Boise, and it is the reputa tion of the government to usually go to quite a bit of trouble in finding the perpetrator of even a small rob bery of government property. The principal reason for believing the robbery was the work of am ateurs was the fact that only the in experienced would touch government property. THE NEED OF HOT SCHOOL LUNCHES Since the hot lunches were adopted in Meridian there has been inquiry as to the purpose and reason for this -move. The Times has gathered some authentic data which it presents here with. Our only purpose is to help to fit the Meridian boy and girl so they will have an equal show with others in the battle that will come later in life. According to government statistics there are six milion children, or •one out of every four, who are suffer ing from under nourishment. More than 350,000 children die every year from poor or insufficient food. Not from lack of food, understand. One way to help the malnourished child is a hot lunch at school, either a hot dish to supplement the lunch brought from home or the entire lunch served at the school. The great est need is found in the rural school like we have at Meridian. Many child ren leave their homes at 7.30 or 8.00 o'clock in the morning and do not re turn again until 5 or 5.30 in the ev ening. They snatch a hurried break fast in the morning, make a long trip by wagon, or horseback, or auto, or perhaps walk; have a cold lunch at noon and make the return trip at "night, having only a cold lunch that had been prepared in a hurry. Children grow and develop rapidly in the years from the first to the eighth grade but they cannot pro gress mentally or physically without good food. You know how often a growing child likes to eat. A cold lunch now and then is not bad, but five days in a week for the principal meal (counting the hours) months in the year grows monoto nous. in of a of nine How would you like to study on a cold day with no warm food inside of you? Good buildings and teachers are not enough.Teachers say the children appear to be in better condition for 6tudy when they have a hot dish at and the discipline is better.All noon , think the children do better work in 'the afternoon. Another point, is that when the hot lunch- is served in Meridian it is not iced that it helps to improve the man ners of many a little tot when he comes in contact with the other child ren at the lunch hour. It enables him to learn also, what food he should eat to make his little body healthy and strong. This is a (»operative work with his mother at home, and is designed as a help, not a substitute. be the the OWN YOUR OWN HOME. There is a nomadic streak in the American character and being foot loose has certain advantages; but just now people are paying the piper. Out of the 4 million Americans who drive their own automobiles, it is a reasonable guess that not half own the their homes. Surplus money has been be- used to buy the means to move from will state to state on holiday jaunts in stead 'it to buy the right to remain in one spot. to i AN APPEAL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Three end one-half million children In Eaitern and Central Europe have • no alternative to disaster between now and next harvest except American aid. * For months these most helpless sufferers in the track of 1 • war have been ad- | • udttod to American feeding-stations only if tragically undernourished, and ! * have received American medical aid only if desperately threatened by death ! « from disease. Wlnter 1s closing down. The money of many nations is valueless outside ! their own boundaries. Economic and crop conditions make famine, with its • terrible train of diseases, a certain visitor until next harvest. Inevitably the | ! helpless children will suffer most. No child can grow to health and sanity on ! » the pitiful makeshifts for food with which millions of European adults must > content themselves this winter. It Is obvious that the remedy can come only j » from outsida. ' * 1 » America saved 8,000,000 European children winter before last. Normal j • recuperation cut the need nearly in half last year, but unusual conditions have j £ resulted In scant shrinkage of child destitution during the twelvemonth Just I » past. The response of America must now decide whether 8,500,000 of these J charges, in acute distress, shall begin to be turned away la January from more than IT,000 asylums, hospitals, clinics and feeding-stations dependent on American support. There would be no tragedy in history so sweeping or so destructive of those who can deserve no evil. The undersigned organizations, working among every race and creed, many engaged also la other forms of relief, agree unanimously that the plight of these helpless children should have complete priority in overseas charity until the situation is met. This is an issue without politics and without religious tines. There can be no danger of pauperization, for the 823,000.000 for child food, and the 810,000.000 for medical service that seek, will relieve only the critical cases. we The medical supplies, of course, must be an unqualified gift, but for every American dollar used in child feeding, the governments and communities aided furnish two dollars In the form of transportation, rent, labor, clerical help, cash contributions and such food supplies as are locally obtainable. America has not failed in the past in great heartedness, had a more poignant call than this-^Coutributions should be turned the local committees which are now being formed for this national collection, or sent to Franklin K. Lane, Treasurer, Guaranty Trust Co., New York City. She has never over to EUROPEAN RELIEF COUNCIL H.rb.rt H.ov.r, Chairman Franklin K. Lana, Treasurer Cemprlalna: Ed " Federal Council of Churches of Chrlat la a£irf^f h K , . America, by Arthur J. Brown American Red Cross, by Llvineston ~ , . . Farrand, Chairman Knlyhtt of _ Colum bua, by Jamea American Friends' Service Committee Flaherty. Supreme Knight (Quakers), by Rufus M. June*. Chair- M - C. A., by C. V. Hibbard. Intar man national Committee Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, by T. W. C. A., by Mias Sarah S. Lyon. Ha lt! i v Warburg tional Board NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE For winter. Put your car in good shape so that it will perform better in cold weather. ! We take pride in our shop and Jo give you honest ) our workmanship. Don't neglect your battery. Have us examine it free of charge. OUR ACCESSORIES ARE NECESSORIES. ROGGE MOTOR CO. FISK TIRES AJAX TIRES 'UP IN MABEL'S ROOM" AT PINNEY', BOISE At the Pinney Theater on Friday and Saturday Dec. 17-18th, A. H. Woods will present for an engage ment of two days, matinee Saturday, the brilliant New York farce success, "Up In Mable's Room" which was one of the conspicuous metropolitan successes of last season. "Up In Mable's Room" has been described as a face deluex and de looks. It consists of three acts and is the work of Wilson Collison&Otto Harbach. It may be briefly described as a series of romantic and farcical complications. Garry gave an article to Mabie as a gift, in a moment of sentimental aberration, and foolishly had it in scribed in bold, big letters "Mabie from Garry." Then Garry fell in love with and married a sweet but painfully unso phisticated little girl and went to spend his honeymoon at the country home of a friend. Who should turn up as one of the guests, but Mabie? It must be confessed that Mabie was a wee bit catty. At any rate, Mabie let Garry know that she had the pres ent and that she intended to display it in a way that might prove detri mental to Garry's welfare. Of course she didn't really mean it, but Garry thought she did, so he tried to steal the present. It was not easy, and the fun that ensued kept New York roar ing with laughter for months. Not the least of the charms of "Up In Mable's Room" is it's elaborate and beautiful display of lingerie. The company is one of the best and in cludes many Broadway favorites. A POOR WEEK FOR NEWS AROUND MERIDIAN. This has been a poor week for news. One fellow who »'as to have been op erated on has postponed the job, so we cannot mention his demise, if such a thing should happen.We have heard a pretty good clue to the Meridian post-office robbery but can't say any thing about it fob fear of "spilling the beans." A small child was nearly run over by an auto, but it wasn't—so an inch is as good as a mile. A woman was threshed by her husband and he has hardly been around home for a week—but we dare not tell hts name. \Ve had prepared a long article about the ralu—but the sun U out this morn ing and It would sound foolish. Yes. this has been a poor week for news. SANTA CLAUS' Headquarters s/ *¥■ [O The Biggest Display of Toys Meridian Has Ever Shown. Everything for the Boys and Girls, Little and Big The Toy Assortment Inluiles Dolls, Dishes, Stoves, ABC Books, Boy Scout and Camp Fire Girls' Books, Nursery Rhymes, etc.. All kinds of Musical Toys, including Phonographs, Pianos, Motes, Horns, Whistles, and Harmonicas, Kiddie Kars, Sam-E-Cars, Wagons,and Velocipedes. Pocket Knives, Watches, Handkerchiefs, Xmas Cards and Booklets, Candies, Nuts, Fruits of all Kinds. We have an especially nice line o.f— * « » * » « Dinnerware and Fancy China There is nothing: nicer for a Christ-man l'reseut, and we have some nice designs esepeially for gifts. PLAIN WHITE, We have a large collection of OVEN CLASS WARE, consisting of Casser oles, Raking Dishes, Pie Plates and Custard Cups. OCR FANCY GLASSWARE Consists of Bud Vases, Water Sets, Berry Sets, Sugars, Creamers, etc. Our Open Stock Dinnerware consists of * GOLD BAND, AND BLUE BIRD PATTERNS. « » ♦ % m üè UN 4 lOÖQQöäa tâOfiOOj i * if 3 'r; . Cjr; ft -if I w I * I I / 4 ÏÜj it ; 4", r. ; I b ieeeeo IT >C ■ iftE;! ,r £?Vl5r-«7Ai* o é m CO OPERATIVE MERCANTILE CO XT* i-i uüuiä Meridian, Idaho, STALKER'S Fringed Auto Robes « • * • For Christmas • * « ■ * PLAID AND PLAIN, WE HAVE A LARGE ASSORTMENT THE BEST ROBES IN TOWN ! • ! AT OUR REGULAR PRICE WHICHIS $11.00, $10.00, $23.00 and up to $35.00 * » > » * Choice of Entire Stock at 20 per Cent Off * I Our Store is Full ®f Useful Christmas Gifts COME AND LOOK FOR YOURSELF « » • £ » J ® J • Vickers-Sims Hardware Co. ♦ « * Meridian, Idaho. * o m3880$K3«0«0 We Find Time To Smile When a fellow has completely mastered his job can be called truly efficient — he smiles ms he toilsl work to such a man is a pleasurable effort The officers and employees of this bank kuow tbeir jobs down to the last detail, and find plenty of time to smile upon our customers as they attend to their business. Being human" pays! and The Meridian State Bank ? 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