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SCHOOL OF MINES
TO START NEW WORK SKEELS FRANK TO BE INSTRUCTOR IN TRAV ELING TRADE SCHOOL LIEUTENANT "We expect in the course of a few days to begin actual instruction in the traveling mining trade school,'' said Dean Francis A. Thomson, of the Idaho School of Mines in a state ment issued yesterday, is being established under joint fed eral and state auspices as a part of the trades and industries training provided for by the federal board for vocational education, created by the Smith-Hughes act. "This act was in a large measure fathered by the American Federation of Labor, and Samuel M. Gompers has declared himself as approving cordi ally of the opportunities thus being given to the workers in various in dustries to improve their skill and thus enable them to do their work more easily and rapidly, and in most cases to add thereby to their wages. "We have been delayed in getting work started on this project by the great difficulty in finding a suitable man as the first instructor. This we have finally been able to do by ob taining the release, immediately after the armistice, of Lieutenant F. H. Skeels, who has been in the engineers' training camp at Camp Humphrey. Mr. Skeels is well known throughout the Coeur d'Alene country, having be gun as a boy working in the mines here 20 years ago. He has the repu tation of being a thoroughly practical, skilled miner of varied and extensive experience, with the further advant age of being a graduate mining en gineer. Shortly before entering the ■engineer corps Mr. Skeels was in charge of the Success mine, on Nine Mile, and prior to that engagement he was superintendent of the Granite Poorman, near Nelson, B. C. "This is of course a new venture," The trade "The school says Dean Thomson, school plan has been applied to al most all industries except mining. As a new venture it will of course have to begin in a tentative way and plans will have to be kept flexible. Based upon what we have seen and heard so far this week, our idea is that the fi M\ l( > eg Cs Half a Century Ago Haifa Century Ago, every community could be supplied to some extent with locally dressed meat, drawing on live stock raised ncai by. Now two-thirds of the consuming centers, with millions of people, are one to two thousand miles away from the principal live-stock produc sections, which are sparsely settled. The American meat packing industry of today is the development of the best way to perform a national service. The function of providing meat had to de velop accordingly. Those men who first grasp ed the elements of the changing problem created best facilities to meet it—large packing plants and branch houses at strategic points, refrigerating equipment (including cars), car trained organization, profitable outlets Ulg the routes, for former waste — which became the nat inevitable channels for the vast flow of ural, meat across the country. If there were a better way to perform this necessary service, American ingenuity and enterprise would have discovered it, and others would now be using it. During 1918, Swift & Company has earned a profit on meats (and meat by-products) of less than 234 cents per dollar of sales—too small a profit to have any appreciable effect on prices. Swift & Company, U. S. A. Jbinthe fed Goa v best way to utilize the funds available for the benefit of the mining industry and of the men engaged in it, is by taking small squads of young teach able men and putting them to work under ground in charge of the in structor. devote himself to doing what the shift bosses and older miners have been doing for years in addition to their other tasks, namely, showing the new men how to do their work to the best advantage. In addition to the under ground instruction, blackboard work and discussion of mining methods, and other mining subjects are contem plated. "It is hoped that the consent of the companies may be obtained for these men to receive their instruction partly at least on company time. "Mr. Skeels and I are devoting this week to a study of mining and milling methods at the various properties and finding out by talking with the vari ous superintendents, foremen and shift bosses what lines offer greatest promise for the work of the school. In the introduciotn of this as a new idea, we expected to encounter a good deal of skepticism and passive opposi tion. In this we have so far been most agreeably disappointed, doubt less owing to the progressiveness which characterizes the mining prac tice of the Coeur d'Aleoes."—Wallace Press-Times. The instructor will then CONGRESSMAN FRENCH'S BILL REPORTED FAVORABLY Congressman Burton L. French appeared before the committee on public lands today and obtained a favorable reports rec ommending the passage of his bill granting to the soldiers, sailors and marines of the present war and also of the Mexican border troubles, the right to apply their period of service in lieu of residence on homestead lands. Congressman Smith of Idaho, who la a member of the committee bn public lands, was authorized to make the report. WASHINGTON. « Dean Iddings Goes East. Dean E. J. Iddings, head of the ag ricultural college and experiment sta tion of the university, has gone to southern Idaho to visit several coun ties and inspect the work being done there, after which he goes to Wash ington, D. C., to attend the national convention of agricultural college heads. He will be gone until some time in January. STAR-MIRROR, THE DAILY ALL WILL GET JOBS To Be No Slump in the Demand for Labor. Devastated Europe Will Look to United States to Help Rebuild. New York.—Jobs for all will be had for the asking in the period of the world's reconstruction. There's to be no slump in the demand for labor. It has been estimated that no fewer than 10,000,000 men have been killed in Europe. The»Unlted States, which has not lost 15,000 men, must make good this huge labor loss. Devastated Europe will look to the United States for help to rebuild. We must finance this big job and supply the materials and tools. According to M. Tardieu, French high commissioner, it will take two years to get the French coal mines in working order and ten years to put them In prewar condition. To recon struct private homes alone will re quire. the work of 100,000 men for 20 years. Prof. Van den Yen of Louvain, now In the United States, says the war losses of Belgium total approximately $4,000,000,000. Before the drive more than 45,000 buildings had been de stroyed. Practically all the important factories have been robbed of their machinery, and, in many cases, not only the walls razed but the very foun dations destroyed. The machinery was shipped to Qer Towns and villages have been many. wrecked. Farms have been robbed of Miles of interurban all live stock, railroads have been torn up and shipped to Germany. The problem is first to keep alive the population released by Germany ; second, to reconstruct the industrial machine so the people can make a living. England also will want food, manu factured goods, raw material and ma chinery in great quantities. Italy and the Scandinavian countries. So will George B. Roberts of the National City bank maintains that the United States will pass out of the war period with more wealth than she possessed before the conflict began. There has been much scientific development of industry, and agriculture has been stimulated as never before. There Is no obstacle, he thinks, to a continuance of business activity except the difficulty of readjusting business to a peace basis. This obsta cle is great but surmountable. • sj. • # • sf. • # • V •V & • V'•V••V J HE SURE IS A BIG MAN AT THE FRONT * a 53 «■ »3 a mule * Kan.—Is Topeka, 53 • driver essential to the winning • • of the war? This is the prob- • » iem before the industrial ad- J • vlsory board of the First dis- « • trict. It was the first case to * • come before the board. The mule • J driver claims his work Is essen- J 53- tlal to the operation of a Kan- # 5. sas mine. • • • q. • sf. • Jÿ. • • v m J? • • & • V- •# V • >3 TAKE PRISONERS *IN AIRPLANE British Flyers Round Up Sixty-Five Huns and Herd Them Into Camp. With the British Army In France.— Airplanes can be used for capturing infantry. It was proved by the Brit ish in the recent advance. Flying fairly low, seeking parties of Germans or war material to bomb, two officers in one machine were fired upon from a sunken road. The pilot dived and the airplané machine quick ly accounted for four Germans. Very quickly the Germans hoisted a white flag in token of surrender. The airmen were In a dilemma, as there was no British Infantry In the vicinity. They descended to 50 feet, however, and ordered the Germans out of the road—65 of them in all. They obeyed. Then rounding up the party, the airmen directed them toward the British lines. They circled over them with the ever-menacing bombs and machine guns until they encountered a party of British, who took the entire lot to a prisoners' cage. DUTCH TAKE TO BAGPIPES "DoedeizakspeeI"*Latest Craze In Hol land and People Can't Got Enough. London.—Doedeizakspeel Is all the rage at The Hague. Doedeizakspeel Is Dutch for bag pipes. Some of the British released pris oners have brought the bagpipes, and their kilties, through Holland—ahO Ddedeizakspeel has become the jazz band of the nation. No cabaret is complete without It, and highland flings are flung about the restaurants of the white light district with the same abandon Broadway knew when the tango was at its high est. Near Beer Too Near. Pittsburgh, Pa.—Near beer that was too near brought warrants to nearly 400 proprietors of drug stores, gro certes and soda fountains In the Bast Liberty section. The warrants charged selling liquor without a U cense. It was said that the near beer I contained more alcohol than In the j real art'cle. 1 sgjffiSBaaaaaaaBHag ^ à Flour, Coal Mill Feed The Moscow Union Warehouse Company has just received an other carload of the celebrated PRIMROSE HARDWHEAT FLOUR j From the Townsend Mills at Townsend, Montana. We had been un able to get this flour for a time, but now have a large supply of it. This flour has given splendid satisfaction. Try a sack of it. À COAL and WOOD !* Another large supply of that splendid coal that has given such good satisfaction. Another lot of excellent wood and a good supply of posts now on hand. f: MILL FEED Another big shipment of mill feed just received. This is the best and cheapest feed for cows and hogs at this time of year. GROCERIES The Farmers Store has received a fresh supply of Staple and Fancy Groceries and a fine assortment of Dainties for the Christmas dinner. ALWAYS THE BEST GOODS AND LOWEST PRICES. i ! I Farmers' Union Warehouse Co 3nl pnl WILL BUILD US PLANNING TO RAISE MORE CORN AND INCREASE DAIRY PRODUCTS NEXT YEAR That the continued agitation by those interested in making the Upper Potlatch a first class dairy country is beginning to bear fruit, is indicated by the fact that at least three* farmers residing near Deary, and possibly the neighborhood, are plan ning to build silos next spring. These ranchers have found that de voting their ground year after year to raising wheat, even at the present high prices, does not pay. Two short crops in succession have started these men to thinking in terms of milk cans and good cows. They can easily keep from six to 20 cows each, and once through with the expense of fit ting up for the business, will find themselves on the high road to pros perity. These farmers own places that are especially adapted to dairying. Clover or alfalfa can be grown for dry feed, while corn, sorghum, or other stuff suitable for ensilage can be produced in abundance. And once started its a safe bet that they will stay with it. The dairy cow is at this time about the only more m income producer is bringing checks twice a month at the rate of $1.20 for each two pounds of cream she produces. As long as have the creamery here it should be made to do its best for the com munity by being kept in continuous operation at its full capacity. This only be done by supplying the we can plant with cream. There is no question but that the building of silos in this country will become general, once the farmers start building them. Silage is not only the most economical feed—it is the best feed for the dairy cow that can be provided. Dairying will make the most prosperous section in the northwest. It will provide dollars where the people now have dimes, and put the country on a spot cash basis, —Latah County Press. MUST SELL WOOL DORING DECEMBER ^GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BUY 1918 V [ 0 ^ J L n ™ I pp E p I yi^ UA 1 NO TICE The extension department of the University of Idaho has been notified that the government, . which mandeered the 1918 crop for which I it agreed to pay a high price, will not j accept the wool sheared last summer 1 after the end of this year. The foi com lowing letter has been sent out to county agents and the executive com mittees of all farm bureaus: This office is just in receipt of the following telegram from C. B. Smith, chief, office of extension work north and west for the U. S. department of agriculture at Washington, D. C. "Am advised that government will not purchase any wool shorn during year 1918 unless it has been loaded on cars and billted thru to an approved dealer in an approved distributing center on or prior to December 31, 1918, and then only in casq, sucli ap proved dealer filed a statement and a copy of the invoice thereof within five days after receipt of invoice. Suggest you inform county agents concerned to urge all wool growers who have not already delivered their wool to the government to do- so." It will be seen from the above that it is imperative that all persons hav ing wool should ship immediately in order to take advantage of' the price established by the wool division of the U. S. food administration. Please see that this notice gets wide publicity thru your local papers and also within the communities whereiia you reside. Yours respectfully, LEE W. FLUHAETY, Director of Extension. G. A. R. Elects Officers. At a regular meeting of the Major Anderson Post No. 5, G. A. R,, the following officers were elected: G. I. Martin* commander; Taylor Johnston, senior vice commander; i r ■Hi /Ö First Aid 0 In time of sickness or trouble, a bank account is a source of great comfort. It is the most substantial form of "first aid" and not hard to accumulate with the co-operation of m The First National Bank OF MOSCOW Ü JL 4% on Savings J. 8. HECKATHOBN, Cashier W. L. PAYNE, President Theodore Clark, junior vice command er; W. Beardsley, adjutant; Ci B, Holt, quartermaster; C. C. Colton, of ficer of the day; James Fogle, patri otic instructor; J. DeWitt, surgeon; Mr. Thurston,, chaplain; Isaac Bowers, guard. B ) Hotel Moscow Arrivals., Dec. 22.-—Wm. B. France, Pomeroy; Mrs. Berline, Kettle Falls; G. W. Mc Cloud, W. C. Cooper, Lewiston; G. AV. Spray, Juiiaetta; Jay V. Carithers, Pomeroy, Ida.; Alfred S. Anderson, C. Shoop, John Cameron, Moscow; Jas. W. Liezin, Ho; Wm. Burt, T. F. Watson and wife, Inez Armstrong* Wm. Burt, Ray Shafer and wife, Pull man; B.. N. Emmett, Kendrick; E. M.. Dworak, Longmont, Colo.; E. S.. Doyle, Spokane; Ted Bjorn, Deary; L. M. Thornton, Spokane; L. E. Parks* Seattle.. Hotel Moscow Arrivals. Dec, 20, 1918.—John R. Becker, W. C. Coope, Lewiston; H. G. ffan hall, C. A. Gaffney, Weippe; Chas. R. Gates, Joliet, Ill.; Rev. R. F. Zenes,* Potlatch; Mrs. Bryce Smith, Ellison White Chautauqua; A. C. Shea, F, Levin, H. Hardin, J. Berven, Spokane, E.. B. Stevens, Seattle; Fred S. rS.1 binola, Rex Averatt, Moscow; Mrs. J. V. Andrews, Kellogg; H. E. Blos som, Portland; Helen Dupertins, B, N. Emmett, Kendrick; Ester Lowery, Pullman. - PB - Mrs. George Rowland went to Spo kane to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents.