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RO.;; ■ THE NEZPERCE HERALD Subscription, $1.50 Vol. 21, No. 49 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1919 Circulation, 1,400 Leading Paper Lewis County seven more heroes back from overseas. Nezperce Boys In Battle Lind of 91st and 41st Divisions Ar-. rived Friday and Made Home Hearts Glad . Another bevy of young soldier who have been in Uncle heroes Sam's big overseas service from this community, arrived here last Friday evening and were warmly welcomed by their kindred and old friends, whose prayers and good wishes had followed them through the long months of their heroic service for the glory of America. Six of the boys came in Friday evening and Sven Thomp arrived Tuesday, The group made up of Sergeant Ralph .son was Jones, Everett Covey and Alois Kachelnder, of the 41st Division, and Corpora] Vouley Miller. Mar lin and Sven Thompson and Earl Carvin', of the 91st Division. These young men saw service in various branches of the army, several of them being with the infantry and engineers in' the heavy fighting of the Argonne and on the Belgian front and they have rev Is which any hero would be proud to own, but since their return they have been so busy saying "howdy" to the folks and getting adjusted to mother's cooking and home comforts that the newspaper man has found no chance to get their story ; but this is a thing that will keep and we hope next week to give their friends the details of their con duct in the service. In the mean time, we join you in extending to them the heartiest welcome a com munity can give its hero sons. REUBENS GOES OVER ON VICTORY LOAN. Chairman Anderson this after noon received the report that Reubens had gone over the top cn her Victory Loan quota—$15, 000—the first district in the coun ty to so report, and she is still going. Hope is high now that before the drive closes Saturday night every district in the county will be able to so report,' though strenuous and unrelenting work will be required from this on to bring about such a condition. Nezperce has subscribed $60, 000 of her $90,000 quota and the balance of the county has reached the half-way mark, according to latest returns. Solicitors • have been going out from this point, as well as others, during the past two days, with varying results. Some find hard nuts to crack, but now, really, who wants to be one of these nuts? Lewis county cannot afford to have it said of her that she fail ed to measure up in this Victory Loan campaign to the standard her soldiers and her people have established during -the war. She can handle this $175,000 of Vic tory bonds if any commonwealth can, and if each one will take his share she will more than meet the obligation. Saturday night closes the drive. Don't be left in the class of slack ers when the closing hour arrives. Eighth Grade Graduation Exer cises. The graduation exercises of the Eighth Grade of the Nezperce public schools will be held this afternoon at the Community church, the following class having creditably finished .the work in this department : Chaules Jamison, Eva Marsh, Lonnie Mitchell, Everett Farmer, Eulalia Schafer, Michael Brown, Alva Smith, Marie Rowe, Elmer Erickson, Wilbur Ellis. A program carrying lowing numbers will be included in the exercises : Song, by 12 girls ; piano duet, Marie Rowe and Lucile Cox ; talk, Rev. Martin ; cornet and piano duet, Roy Car gill and Marie Rowe; vocal duet, Eva Marsh and Ruth Collins; jiiano solo, Marjorie Miller; talk and presentation of diplomas, A. È. Wade. Neighbors of Woodcraft. * On account of court, the Neigh bors of Woodcraft will meet next Saturday afternoon at the Fra McCros key, Grand Organizer, will be present. All members try and come and bring some one interest ed in the circle. Florence Johnson. G. N. the fol tqrnal HalJ. Mrs. Jennie Blakely, Clerk. District court will convene herei next Monday. LOCAL NEWS. Ginghams will be sold Satur day. May 17th at Felt's for a less price than calico. Clinton Kerr, bookkeeper for the Bank of Reubens, was a Nez per.ee visitor Sunday. Misses Wilson and Near guests at the home of the former in Kamiah last Sunday. Mrs. D. E. Hodge, of Moscow, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Pennell in this city. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stucky, of Ho, were visitors at the Blake home, in Nezperce, the first of the week. Miss Fay Henson, of the High School faculty, was given a linen j were shower by a number of her lady friends at the home of Mrs. Ella Boles last Tuesday evening. A. W. Howe, who is in the em ploy of the Peek Hardware Co., is un this week to move his family and household effects to that thrifty little town on the river. Will C. Counter, of Lewiston, District Manager of the Brother hood of American Yoeman, is here to help boost the member ship of the local Yoeman home stead. The deal was closed this week whereby I. J. Longeteig sells his eighty acre home place, near Moh 1er, to Ernest Ward, of Brit ish Columbia, for $6,250. E. M. Bronson will farm the place, Mr. Ward being a relative of Mr. Bronson. The Vollmer Real Es tate Co., made the deal.—Ho Reg ister. Letter From Chauncey Fite. The following letter was recent ly received by Mrs. J. E. Fite, of the Mohjer section,, and brings good news to her and the many friends of the family : Camp Merritt, N; J., April 24. Dear Mother: Just a line to let you know I am safe and sound in the good old U. S. A., and don't look bad at all after spending about nine months over seas. I don't know how Jong I will be in this camp, but I don't think it will be long before I move west, for they are fast making up casual companies of western men here. I was put in a casual in St. Aganan, France, the 16th of February and sent to the port for embarkation to the United States, and two days be fore my company sailed I was lucky enough to take the mumps and to the hospital T went for 21 days. So after coming out of the hospital I went to a camp at Brest, Prance, and was put in a filler company. Believe me, when you are away from your perman ent company you are out of luck for transportation, but I got here just the same. Well, this leaves me in fine health and condition and I hope at home is the same. every one Do not write me here, for I don't think will be here long enough to get the letter. Good bye, dear mother._ Chauncey Fite. Highway to Northfork, Greer, May 2.—Announcement ij made that surveyors will begin work on the survey of the high way to run from Greer to Bunga low, on the North Fork of the Clearwater, a distance of 46 milas, This is the high is early in June. way to be built jointly by the forestry department and the Pierce and Clearwater highway The cost will be $235, districts. 000, of which sum the forestry de partment will provide $135,000. The highway will be completed by July 1, 1*920. In addition to the other ad offered the completion vantages of this highway will open up of the finest game and fishing sections in the northwest, the highway being connected with the Lewis and Clark highway at Greer. one Mr. and Mrs. Perry E. Miller drove through by auto from their ranch in the Payette country, riving here last Friday afternoon They have since been guests ot relatives and old friends in this community, and Perry states that he is going to remain here just long as his welcome holds out. They were accompanied by Mr. Miller's-son, Vonley, a member of the 364th Infantry, 91st Divis recently returned from over seas and discharged. We under ar as ion stand the Millers have leased then ranch and may relocate in this community, and it is the wish ot a lot of mighty good friends here that they do. The Commercial Chib. Last Monday's meeting of the j Commercial Club, at the Nez peree Hotel at noon, gave fine evidence of the growing interest here in community affairs. A considerably larger turnout was had than the week before, and healthy interest was taken in the hnprovemlents under contempla tion. The business of the session in cluded arrangements for the'work to be done on the Stevenson cross ing grade by this community Tuesday; the appointment of a committee—W. P. Conger, L. N. Swift and York Herren —to con fer with the Prairie Highway commissioners anent the survey and construction of a new grade into Kamiah valley, as now being under advisement by the Kamiah Highway commission ; a general report by J. P. Sorenson of the highway committee appointed at the previous meeting of the Club, and talks by several members of the Club. At the conclusion of the business discussion, Earl Garvin, a hero of the 91st Divis ion, recently returned from France, told of some of his and His comrades' experiences and displayed a gas mask and a "doughboy's" remarks were' very and well received. The next meeting is set for next Tuesdav at noon at the Nezperce Hotel. ' "tin hat." His interesting Tacoma Reproduces 91st in the Argonne. Tacoma, May 5.—Admirers of the 91st Division, those who had sons and brothers and lovers in that famous fighting aggregation of fighting men, will have the opportunity to see, in miniature, of course, how their heroes went through the boche in the Argonne Forest in a reproduction of that famous battle here on July 3 and 5. The military spectacle, the larg est affair of its kind ever staged in the Northwest, is a part of the program of features of the North west Peace Jubilee, to be held here betwen June 3 and July 7, inclusive. Fifteen (hundred men from Camp Lends, many of whom were actually a part of the faihous battle, will stage the spectacle, being carefully drilled for it by corps of officers, all of whom participated in many actions "over there" and who will have the correct perspective in reduc the action from an extended a in g battle front to one which can be observed from any angle of the grounds. The battle will last three hours and will depict every angle of continuous and running fight in the Argonne Forest from the "zero hour," announced by a daylight flare, and when the at tacking troops "jump off" to the time when the victorious troops enter a French village, wrested : from boche occupation, and are ■elcomed by a joyous and thank ful populace. v> Red Cross Workers. The following ladies were in attendance at the local Red Cross work rooms on the dates given: May 1.— Mrs. Harry Mitchell, sup. Mrs. Roy Thompson. Mrs. A. A. Hunter. May 6.— Mrs. Roy Thompson, sup. Mrs. J. W. Akin. Mrs. A. A. Hunter. Mrs. Olive Cox. Mrs Harry Mitchell. Mrs.' E. H Ratliff. Mrs. H. W. Niles. Over 20,000 Miles. Come in and let us show you why the Goodyear! Cord tires stand up so well. We know a farmer living near Nezperce who owns a large car equipped with Goodyear Cords. These tires have covered 20,000 miles. We want Heston & Miller. yoti to see. On Road Work. All road work, except drag ging, in the Prairie Highway Dis trict will be suspended, except as ordered by the highway commis sioners. G. C. Pennell, Sec'y. Private Newton, a hero of the 364th Infantry, 91st Division, ar rived at his home in Forest last Friday, and Private Snider, of the same organization of heroes, also reached his home in Orofino last Friday. District Conference at Brethren Church. The district conference of the Brethren church, for Idaho and Western Montana, will meet in Nezperce next week. The follow ing program is planned: Services Mondav evening, May 12th, at 7:30, Tuesday evening missionary meeting at 7 :30. Wednesday—Conference, 9 :00 a. m. Sisters' Aid meeting at 7 :00 p Child rescue at 7 :30 p. m. Thursday— Ministerial meeting at 8:30 a Bible school at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 1 :30 p. m. Christian workers at 3:30 p. m m. m. Temperance program at 7 ;30 p. m. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Community Church. A friendly church. Claude B. Martin, minister. Sunday school at 10:00 o'clock. The delegates will be back from the Spokane convention : come and catch some of their vision and enthusiasm. Roy W. Walters, superintendent. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Sermon by the minister. There will be no evening ser vice. Mr. Martin will deliver the baccalaureate address for the Gifford High School Sunday evening. Vets Prepare for Decoration Day. A meeting of the Great War Veterans will be held in Nezperce next Tuesday evening, May 13th, at the Red Cross rooms, the prin cipal business in hand being to arrange a Decoration Day pro gram. Other matters of import ance will come, up and it is de sired that a full attendance be out. Tell all the boys and come yourself. A. D. Eichenberber, Commandant. Hon. B. L. French Will Speak. Congressman Burton L. French will make three speeches in this county in behalf of the Victory Loan drive as follows : At Winchester 1 p .m., Satur day. May 10. Ho at 4 p. m., same day. Nezperce at 8:30 p. m., at Tem ple Theatre, same date. The' dance at the Temple Thea ter last Tuesday evening was one of the most successful and en joyable hops our town has known for a long time. The theater management overlooked no de tails in their preparation and the attending crowd brought a nice spirit of revelry that did not wane a moment throughout the hours of the program. The Jazz Orchestra, of Lewiston, delivered a novel run of music that went a long way toward the success of the affair, and the luncheon serv ed by the Nezperce Hotel was lust right. Among the visitors from out of town were a couple of car loads of Kamiah young folks, who brought with them the sociable spirit of their home town and this thev disseminated ap weeiably during and between the dances. The bill null be repeated fortnightly as long as the patrons desire it. The Young People's class of the Christian .church Sunday school adjourned to Lawyer's canyon fter the regular service last Sun day morning and%had a very pleasant time picnicking, climbing and water sports provid ed the principal amusements, while the fine luncheon served by the ladies of the class supplied the most substantial and satisfy ing feature of the outing. Most of the party returned in time for the ball game, but several remain ed to continue the water sports. a Hill There will be a special cofn munication of Hiram Lodge No. 36, A. F. & A. M., on Friday even ing, May 9. Work in the Master Mason degree. All members are ijrged to be present. By order of W. M. Leo. L. Robertson, Sec'y. • The commissioners of the Prai rie and Kamiah Highway districts held a joint meeting in Kamiah yesterday and considered ways and means of handling road con struction in which the tw-o dis tricts are jointly interested. Prenare for a big gingham sale at Felt's Saturday, May 17th. Nezperce, 9; Vollmer-Ho, 19. Sad, but true. This refers to the opening base ball game of the Prairie League season at this place last Sunday afternoon. it was a bad day for base ball, Cold and threatening rain. But Ho and Vollmer came over with their team in droves and brought their band along, and the home fans turned out un til the gate receipts totaled $145 ; and there was never assembled here a more eager bunch for the national sport. The game was called at 3:30, with Ho- Vollmer at the bat, and the betting looked even either way. The visitors were blanked anyway : in their half of the first try, how ever, and Nezperce came on for three runs. Hollen, who held the box for Nezperce, was there in his usual form and during the next six times up, the visitors wert able to get only one man over the home plate, while the locals boost ed their score to 9. In the first of the eighth, Hollen weakened (hard work "skinning" a plow team all the previous week had gotten his arm) and the boys from the west pounded him for six runs, with no outs. Bettis relieved Hollen and was himself succeeded by Medved after two runs were put over on him. Three more runs were made before Med ved retired the bunch ; and they were not satisfied with this but blanked Nezperce in the first half of the eighth ami took seven more runs in the ninth, giving the home boys another blank in the last half of this final inning. The crowd was good matured and enjoyed and endured the sport in a sportsmanlike way, and, notwithstanding the cold, all hung on until the bitter and joy ful end. Nezperce takes her bat off to llo-Volimer for the way their community turned out and ■the fine community spirit they displayed in so doing, and to Edi tor Martin and his band boys for coining along with a liberal sup ply of good music. . Nezperce plays at Ho-Vollmer next Sunday, and Nezperce will be there strong, and regrets very much that she has no band to bring along; although she will en ioy listening to yours—win or lose. The score in detail : Nezperbe— N. Medved 2b.. 4 H. Medved ss p.. 5 Moser cf ss ...... 5 StcJlmon 3b Stevens If.... Schildnicht Harbke lb.. Hollen p. Bettis P cf.. v Crumpacker rf.. 10 0 10 1 Gist rf. AB R II PO A E 2 0 2 2 0 2 12 6 0 0 2 ' 0 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 c.... 3 0 1 13 0 1 . 5 116 11 . 4 1 1 0 12 0 . 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 3 2 2 1 0 1 ...41 9 10 27 22 5 Totals . IlorVollmer— Kauffman 2b.... 6 3 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 6 3 4 1 0 1 J. Wade cf c.... 6 2 4 5 0 0 L. Wade If p.... 5 Jabeth lb Litchfield e cf.. 4 2 1 9 00 Stone 3b.. 5 Litchfileld p.... Stratton If. 2 1 ABiR II PO AE Bowles rf. 6 2 1 Smiith ss 2 2 1 4 1 6 2 3 8 0 1 2 2 111 3 0 0 0 11 0 110 0 .49 19 20 27 18 6 Totals . Summary: Struck out— Hollen 1, Medved 2, Litchfield 8, Wade pitch—Litchfield. Two Wild Passed ball—Schildnicht. base'hits 4 Wade, J. Wade, Gist 2, Schildnicht, Three-base hits— L. Moser 2. Harbke. Bowles, II. Medved. Home Runs— \ Smith. Stolen bases—F. Smith, II. Medved, Stellmon, Gist, by pitcher-—Litchfield, -3. Los ing pitcher, Medved. Winning pitcher, L. Wade. Bases on balls— off Bettis, 2; of Medved, 2; off Litchfield. 1. Pitching record— Litchfield, 7 hits, 7 runs, 6 in.; Wade, 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 innings; Hollen, 12 hits. 7 runs, 7 innings; Bettis, 2 hits, 2 runs, no inning; Medved, 6 hits. 10 runs, 2 inn ings. F Hit A feature of the game worthy of especial mention was the um piring of Lang, of Cottonwood. He was ready and plain out with is decisions and neither side had for complaint, and made none on his work. h eason Other League Games. Grangeville, 6; Ferdinand, 3— at Grangeville. Kamiah, 7 ; Cottonwood, 2—at Kamiah. The schedule for next Sunday MAKING A CROSSING AT LAWYER'S CANYON. to ; Over 50 Nezperce Citizens Join Greencreek Force and Im prove Grade at Stev enson Crossing-. Tuesday was "road day" for Nezperce and 53 of the business men and citizens of the commun ity loaded a dozen automobiles with shovels, picks, rakes, a noon luncheon and themselves and went to the Stevenson crossing of Lawyer's canyon, five miles due south of Nezperce, and joined a force from the Greencreek section in taking the kinks out of the newly constructed grade. The work of building this grade was completed during the winter, and numerous- rough and rocky spots had been left that made auto travel over it more or less difficult and hazardous. Last Tuesday's job consisted princi pally in removing a couple of rocky projections and in freeing the road of loose stones, covering beds of rock fragments with dirt, filling up ruts and in generally smoothing out the road way. Practically all of this work was done on the south side of the can yon, and travelers over that sec tion of the road hcnceforwaid will find the going very satisfac tory. The grade on both sides is prac tically on a 5 per cent scale, and when the north road is cleared of rocks and made as smooth as it should be, there is no doubt that this will soon become the most used crossing of the canyon. There is talk here of all hands turning out again next Tuesday to complete the job, but this has not been definitely decided upon; though such a move will be made in the near future, if not on next Tuesday. The disposition displayed by the Nezperce folks in last Tues day's work—a pull all-together— is indicative of what can be done by the community, and by' the end of the season there will be very tangible evidence on all sides that the good old town has "corns back," and is still at it. S : CENTRAL RIDGE NEWS )% A crowd serenaded Evert Will oughby's folks Saturday evening "and alL enjoyed, a pleasant even ing. Mi's. L. D. Parsons is still quite ill. There is Sunday school at the Central Ridge school house every Sunday at 10:30. Bill Willoughby has returned to his home at Orofino. Mi 1 , and Mrs. Edwards, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Moser of Nez peree, were down on Central Ridge Wednesday evening. W. R. Galloway went to Julia etta Saturday, returning home Sunday. A choir practice and a prayer meeting will be held at the Cen tral Ridge school house at 7:30 every Sunday evening. Mrs. Hammond, H. E. Holmes and family, V. E. Shoemaker and family and Arthur Shoemaker visited relatives in Myrtle Sun day. Chas. Coon brought a big truck load of furniture from Nezperce for Evert Willoughby, Saturday. Grandma Axtel, who has been visiting relatives and friends here, will return to her home in Orofino Tuesday. Frank Senters is seen riding in a new Oakland six these days. G. C. Galloway made a trip to Reubens Monday afternoon. Mrs. Roy Hill, of near Gifford, is here visiting her mother, Grandma Galloway. Jack Rugg and M. V. Puckett went to Lewiston Tuesday morn mg. A. K. Tweedy returned to his home in Clarkston Tuesday. Miss Bernice Melcum visited in Nezperce the first of the week. Reporter. Stray—Come to my place, one bav mare, 8 or 9, weight about 900. No brands. Unless called for will be advertised and sold. D. E. Bell. is as folloAvs : Veznerce at Tlo-Vollmer. Kamiah at Cottonwood Grangeville at Ferdinand.