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The Meridian Times
A REAL, GOOD NEWSPAPER —IN A — REAL GOOD COMMUNITY éTOEINOUKTWté ) f V O L . XIV. MERIDIAK, ADA CO l' ST V, I D A H FRIDAY J V N E 1 9'.'2 2 3 . NO. 8. VOTE FOR THE BONDS. Next Tuesday the special election to vote on the question of issuing ten thousand dollars in bonds to improve the state highway thru Meridian will be before the voters. Vote YES. There appears to be some misun derstanding and consequent mis statement of facts regarding the pres ent financial condition of the village of Meridian, and upon investigation tha Times finds the following to he the true status as taken from the official records: The assessed valuation of Meridian for the year 1921 was $633,155, and the assessed valuation for the year 1922 will be about $675,000. There are now bonds outstanding to the amount of $24,000; the original issue amounted to $30,000; an average of $2,000 per year having been retired The past three years. Meridian has the lowest indebtedness of any town of similar size in the state of Idaho; also it has the lowest tax rate per hundred. The proposed bond issue of $10,000 to be used for the rebuilding of the mile of highway thru Meridian can be easily taken care of and without any extra tax rate. The present rate of $1.50 per hundred will take care of the town's present obligations be sides allowing for the interest on this proposed issue—and still be able to retire $2,000 per year of bonds. This is accounted for as the as sessed valuation of Meridian is con tinually increasing while the expen ses have not increased in like pro portion. The present rate of $1.50 per hundred/wiil lie continued by the present board whether the proposed bond issue of $10,000 is carried or not, so why not have this greatly needed improvement, and still your taxes will be no higher? COLWELL MILLER AND FAMILY HAVE SUCCESSFUL TRIP. A letter has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Colwell Miller, under date of June 11th, from Richmond, Ind iana. It says: "Glad to write you from home. We arrived in Richmond June 11th, at 5 tym. after ten days and a half of driving We had a half-day of sight seeing at Salt Lake and heard that wonderful organ in the. tabernacle. We made the trip without mishap of any consequence. We had one pun cture and broke a leaf in the front spring. Harriet w r as a good traveler, for so small a girl. We ran into a little shower of rain at Cheyenne; the only rain during the trip.Crop conditions are generally good all along the line. Our address is 320 S. 7th street, Richmond, Ind." STATE ROAD WORK BEING DONE Bids for improving the state high way from Cole's school to the Ada county line were opened at Boise this week, and S. C. Comerford of Boise presented a bid of $45,284.78. The contract, however, will not be award ed at the present time. The road, which includes all but the mile thru the town of Meridian, veill be re shaped and surfaced with crushed rock. The project is known as State Aid Project No. 34 and is part of a plan by the state to have the entire stretch of road from Cole school to Nampa improved. The Nampa high way district has agreed to improve the road from Nampa to the Ada county line. This with the improvement of the rqad by paving in the north part of Nampa and the proposed gravel ling of the mile thru Meridian, will complete the highway improvement from Boise to Nampai CANDIDATES —STATE AND COUNTY— ANNOUNCE. Candidates—especially of the repub lican party, were numerous In filing their papers this week. The dem r ocrats promise to .get in the race a little later with a full list of aspirants for state and county jobs. E. G. Gallet will be a candidate for state auditor to succeed himself.W.H. Gibson of Mountain Home, will be a candidate for secretary of state These with the announcement of C. C. Moore of St Anthony for gov ernor, completes the state list so far. For county offices on the republican ticket the candidates are numerous. W. A. Kincaid has filed to succeed himself as county assessor. Stephen Utter as county auditor and recorder and James D. Agnew as sheriff. Cleo J. Schooler has annuonced himself for county auditor. Two Boise attorneys, Harry Keyser and Carl A. Burke, have announced their candidacy for county attorney, E. S. Delana has not yet filed his papers for renomination for county attorney. Frank Chalfant and Gardner G. Adams are candidates for the nomi nation of county probate judge. Lee Barber Çouncil and Ethel T. Clark, present ibcumbent, have filed for county treasurer. Oliver P. Wolfe and Charles Storey are candidates for the legislature. Mr. Storey has filled this office be fore. Cv S. Hunter, member of the last senate, -is a candidate for re nomination, and A. P. Haydon for repersentative. Clyde C. Summers and Wm. MeBratney have filed for coroner. Editorial Mention It is too bad men are not what their wives and photographs make them out to lie. The licenses of autos in Idaho has reached the total of 45,726. A lot of these are Fords. A Meridian man says he met a graduate of a business college the other day who had been taught the "touch system." The annual Boise flower show will be given this Friday at Boise, at the Bishop Tuttle house, on Eighth street This is the second annual flower show. The state encampment of the G. A. R. opened at Caldwell Tues day. There was a lessened number in attendance—and a few years will see the end of this noble organization. The new railroad from Homedale to Pickle Butte is being rushed to completion, to handle this year's bumper crop in that region, includ ing 4000 acres of potatoes' No special celebration of the Fourth will be held at Boise nor any of the loop towns, with the exception of Caldwell.The celebration at Meridian therefore, should be well paatronized. The producers' union at Caldwell received this week 22 sacks of clover seed. This weighed 1900 pounds and valued at $11,000, figuring the seed at $* a pound. The seed was placed in a bank vault for safe keeping. Will H. Gibson of Mountain Home has announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for the office of lieutenant governor. He was for merly secretary of state and served with efficiency and honor. Wednesday was the longest day of the year, the sun rising at 5.02 and setting at 8.31. From now on the days will get shorter, until the time when concern will be felt for the winter's coal supply. It was 93 degrees in the shade Monday, and the rest of the week has been in the same degree of heat. It is the warmest June in the history of Idaho. Germany made a regular monthly payment the other day of 50,000,000 gold marks for reparations. The war will cost Germany something after all. Boise has completed an auto drive way to the top of Table rock, a mount ain In the suburbs of that city. One can ascend by an easy grade to -a commanding position above the city, where the view is very fine. There is a stringent statute against grave robbery in Ohio, and Governor Cox, who has been trying to dig up the league of nations and use it as an issue, is in danger of getting caught with the cadaver in his pos ession.—National Republican. Liberty bonds at par and better ought to give financial strength and an optimistic spirit to all Americans. It will be accepted not only as a har binger or a prophecy but as an ap proaching positive proof of better times. —Utica Press. BAND CONCERTS. CHANGED BACK TO SATURDAY NIGHT The time of the weekly band con certs which has been on Wednesday evening has been changed to Satur day evening. On account of the busy season, which is at present taking up all the time which can be put in, it is felt that Saturday will make the best evening. Tt is the purpose of the band to give the best they can, and all giving two nights to rehear sals besides the concert night. The following program has been arranged for Saturday evening. March, National Defense, F.Clement Overture, Bellmont.J.F.Buholt Waltz, Dolous Overture, Operatic Mingles EWBeery Intermission. Serenade, Chauffeur's Dream, Leitz Overture, The Elves, . . W.H.Keifer Waltz, Faust Fox Trot, Yock a Hilo Town,Davidson March, Social Life. Walter Davidson, J.G.Boeheme E.Waldentenfel Gounoud CHAUTAUQUA COMMITTEE ORGANIZES FOR SEASON An enthusiastic meeting of the Chautauqua committee for the 1922 Meridian Chautauqua was held Wed nesday evening at the Methodist church and effected an organization by electing the following officers: A. D. Stanton, Chairman, x Marple Laird, Vice-Chairman. W. R. Baird, Secretary. Rev. C. A. Quinn, Treasurer. Committees were chosen as follows: On advertising —J. W. Rice, chairman; Marple Laird, John F. Baird, Kelly McKinnis. On grounds— W. M. Moreland, chairman; Feen Ball, Frank McKin nis, L. C. Wiidman. On fiüancea —A. R. Garrett, Chair man; W. H. Peer, Fred C. Adams, Mrs. Chas. Onwiler, W. R. Baird. The apple crop near Fruitland and Payette is spotted this year, some, of the orchardlsts reporting no apples. The orchards that had a heavy crop last year are light this year. The De licious apples bore light last year but are heavy this year with fruit. ' J. M. DODDS WILL BE CAN DIDATE FOR LEGISLATURE Meridian will have one candidate, at least, on the republican ticket, in the primary election, to be held Tues day, August 1st. J. M. Dodds has acceded to the request of friends ahd his name will go oil the ballot aS a candidate for the state legislature. Mr. Dodd3 is thoroughly competent and trustworthy; and aside from the fact that this part of the county is entitled to recognition, Mr. Dodds is a man who will fill the office with credit and distinction. He was for merly cashier of the First National bank and has for the past year con ducted a real estate and insurance business in Meridian. at Caldwell at i.aiaweu, The will of C. T. Catlin, pioneer cattleman, filed with Judge Miller, distributes $23,000 among southern Idaho institutions, $30,000 to rel atives and friends, and the remainder to his son Truman, who resides.at Eagle. Ten thousand Is given Lee Barber, a special friend of Mr. Catlin, Children' shome, $5,000; St. Alphon sus hospital, $5,000;St. Luke's hos pital, $2,000; Methodist church at Eagle $1,000; Gooding college $5,000 and College of Idaho $5,000. Ethel Lockwood, of Meridian. On the way from Grand Junction, Colo, to DenVer, where Dorothy was to visit, the first section of the train hearing the Shriners on the way home from San Francisco, was wrecked. The second section, the train Dorothy was on, gathered up the injured and took them to a Denver hospital. None were kiled but 23 were injured. The accident took place at Tennessee P aBS - _let Good luck seems to go with Dor Mrs. othy Lockwood, daughter of Dance To-Night FRIDAY, at Parkia's Hall By the Meridian Ball Club Everybody Invited. Tickets $1.10 SAFETY FOR. FUNDS And a genuine desire to assist worthy de positors, make this bank popular! If there is any one indication that argues well for a bank it is age. This bank is 25 years old, and understands tha banking needs of this locality. May we handle your Checking Account? Our Capital $40,000.00. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MERIDIAN Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits over $60,000 Msmtt Canned and Package Goods are the BEST WIGWAM FLOUR $1.25 TOLLETH'S SERVICE - QUALITY - TRICES MERIDIAN, IDAHO. DEARDUFF & GOULDING GARAGE EAST SIDE STATE HIGHWAY, —PHONE 273— e c Supplies And EXPERT REPAIRING And ACCESSORIES FOR ALL CARS CTWILLARD BATTERY SERVICE STATION. Kokomo Tires and Tubes OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING Service" Is Our Motto. n Plans for the celebration July 4th in Meridian are being made, and Chairman J. M. Dodds says there will be an interesting entertainment for all visitors. Committees are hard at work. The chairmen of the com mittees are: Sports—Robert Pfost. Building and Grounds—W.J.Mooney Decoration— J. W. Rice. Baseball—Joe Duree. Music—W. A. Cano. Concessions—Percy McFarland. Dance—Kelly McKinnis. Advertising—L. C. Wiidman. ; p rogram —^ p Hunt. GET A FLOAT READY FOR THE BIG PARADE JULY 4 It is planned to have a represent ative and interesting parade of busi ness houses, societies, lodges, the public school, veterans of the civil war, veterans of the late war, boy scouts, girls' reserves, etc. The com ; mittee desires that these organizat ions cooperate in making the parade a big success. The committee con : slats of Amos Whitoley, chairman: , Rev. C. A. Quinn, and Ira Voorhees. See any one of this committee and them know' if you can take part. + BEFORE You G OUT CAMPIN RIG YOU * i OU A V f/j ' 4 . I V % It vr cam ' Do Vf* - I 1 * — t: - 'A fro-ÇiT Vlckers-Sims Hdw. 60. State Highway Meridian, Idaho. Ten Good Cows Ten Scrub Cows $190 Milk Check $60 Milk Check WHICH Kind Do YOU Keep? The Meridian State Bank STATE AND BOUNTY DEPOSITORY .— Stalker's . Straw fiats fire a Sure Sion 01 üDproabiiing Summer. -MW] P To keep cool you will also need seasonable Groceries, Canned Goods, Fresh Vegetables. Call or phone your needs and we will be glad to serve yeu. . Stalker's . CO-OPERATIVE MERCANTILE COMPANY il . You Can't Replace Buildings With Regrets Be Sure that you are Fully Insured. 1\ e represent nine good strong com panies writing fire insurance. REAL ESTATE—LOANS—SURETY BONDS— INSURANCE. Meridian Investment Company J. >1. DODDS, PROPRIETOR. the Big Concrete Elevatorjjjp WE HANDLE SCOTT'S BEST IVORY WHITE FLOUR AND MILL FEED. WE BUY YOUR WHEAT AND OTHER GRAIN AND PAY THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE. We Grind Your Feed WHILE YOU WAIT Also All Kiuds of Cleaning OFFICE ON STATE HIGHWAY, AT BIG CEMENT 2URY A TOR. Nampa mhiihq & Elevator Go < M. M. DAVIDSON, MANAGER, MERIDIAN IDAHO.