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A Weekly Newspaper Devoted to the Interests of the
«2.00 PER YEAR
VOIe ft- NO- so
I 3 d lector
Now I nder Way
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Imcome Tax
Warns Rig
The big Income tax drive of 1910*
ls now under way and every prépara- |
tlon Is being made to, handle the ■
largest collection In the history of i
income tax.
the final passage of the new revenue j
bill by congress, said Collector W. C.
Whaley, of Helena, "nor for the new
regulations and blank forms to be j
Issued. To get this big tax in. and i

"1 am not waiting rot
get It accurate and complete. I
"The income tax obligations 1m
that we all begin now.
posed by the old laws,. as well us the
measure now In congress, consist of
two distinct operations. One Is. to |
the return or statement of all items 1
of Income and Items of deductions al
lowahle by law, and to do this within
the period named In the law. The
other Is. to pay the tax. If any Is
"Nelthsr of these obligations can
be met without a careful review of
Income and expenditure for the tax
year. That is the big job right now,
and that is why I say the income tax
drive is already under way. Every
where the pencil is busy,
year is done; all Us fruits are glean
ed; and every person who fared well,
earned a good competence, must
analyze his own case In cold figures
The old
Help on Doubtful Pointe
"Wen the new bill Is enacted Into
law. I will have the proper return
forms distributed throughout the
district, and everybody will be In
formell of the date when the sworn
return must be filed. It Is my plan
to send my men out to central loca
tions. and to have them travel
through the district, aiding taxpay
In the preparation of the returns
ers ■
and in deciding doubtful points. We
will go fight to the people with the
Income tax. ami with the co-opern
«hlch the public can give the
government men. the returns will he
filed by everybody
the law's provisions the right taxes
ho comes under
v ill
will be paid, and the dl"trtel
have done lis full patriotic duty to
ward the government's support.
"Meanwhile, let me say again.
there is no need of delaying the pre
Anything that
paration of figures
congress dors now will not affect th«'
amount of a person's earnings forj
that I
1918. Let us avoid
throwing together of figures
may hit or miss.
accepted as the basis of taxation. It
I« clearly the duty of every person
to compile correct figures and as
certain whether his income for 1918
the belated 1
Guesses cannot be
■worn return.
First Returns for Many
"The year 1918 was a banner year
for salaries und wages, and the high
war prices brought unusual profits
to the average small tradesman and
to the farmer.
Washington is that 1.000.000 citizens
and residents will make this
Ihetr first Income tax returns.
" All signs Indicate that the In
come tax this year will reach nearly
every working man and woman, and
nearly every merchant, shop keeper
Not all will have to
The opinion in
and farmer,
pay the tax. but nearly all will be
obliged to make a sworn statement
of the year's Income
"1 am. therefore, advising every
unmarried person who earned $1000
or over, during the year 1918. and
every married person, who. together
with wife or husband, earned 12000.
to sharpen his pencil and figure out
how he stands
"He must ascertain accurately his
gress Income from all sources. There
Is hla salary or wages. Including ov
ertime pay and any bonus reeolved
as additional compensation,
rled person having children under 18
who nr«' working, should Include the
I earnings of such children.
A mar
Profit Musi Be Figured
"If he sold any property at a pro
fit, the gain must he computed and
Included In gross Income,
If ho
rented any property to other persons,
the total rents received In the year
must Le ascertained, and from that
figure a deduction may be taken for
taxes paid on rented property. The
necessary minor repairs, fire Insur
ance, any Interest he may have paid
I on mortgage, and a reasonable al
I lowattce for annual wear and tear of
I the rented properly. The balance la
I gross Income for the year.
I "Interi'st on bank deposits, wheth
ler withdrawn or added to his bank
■ balances, must bo included In all cal
iculatlonK of Income.
Bond interest
received during the year must also
hf included, except Interest on mun
Iclpal, county or state bonds. Inter
«I on United States bonds need not
i* Included by ths ordinary bond
holder who purchases small
Holder* of large amounts of Liberty
Bonde, however, should ask their '
bankers, to write to my office for the
rule applying lo tax on auch interest, j
"Dividends on stock shares are In
come, and must he Included In the

gross figures, although the law does
1,01 Impose the normal tux on dia
tributlons made by domestic corpor
How Mercliante Figure
"A person buying and selling
1 bandlse must find his profits for the '
year on the following basis: First,
"«certain the gross sales or total cash
receipts. Then add together the In
ventory at the beginning of the year
and the. purchases of goods for
in er
- I
From this latter sum subtract
,ll< * Inventory of goods on hand at the
year's end, and the result Is the cost
° r K°ods sold. This cost, plus the
accessary expenses Incurred
through conduct of the business, is
net earnings of the business,
solely j
"A professional man arrives at his '
professional income by ascertaining I
the total of fees
services and de
ducting therefrom all expenses
nected and solely with his practice.
(Continued on last page.)
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Many People Are of Varied Opinions
Regarding Origin of Name
The tendency has been noticed to
find a present-day origin for the term
"doughboy" as applied to the over
seas American soldier In the present
war. Some suggest that as our sol
diers were always well supplied with
money the slang term "dough" was
applied to it and that soon became
"doughboy". Hut the facts are
against tills assumption and show
that the nom-de-piume was in use
in the earlier wars. The Standard
dictionary says that "doughboy" Is
the jocular name given by the Amer
ican cavalry to tv«e Infantry from
the fact that their buttons are or were
of a globular shape, like doughboys
or dumplings In Mrs. Custer's
"Tenting on the Plains," page 516
( 1888 edition) Is found the follow-I
log: "Early In the civil war. the
term was applied to the large glob
ular brass buttons of the Infantry
in' form frm„ which h hv
i»' form, from wnun n passed oy
natural transition to the Infantry'
themselves." R. 11. Thornton In his
"Wasn't I
tat | OII _ f r< „„ a fetter of General ('uc
|(>r of M . m -h 28.
"American Glossary" gives the quo
glad I w as not a doughboy." These
references dispose of the Idea that
the word Is of recent origin and quite
conclusively tells us where It did
come from.
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As the soldiers come home It will
Interesting lo distinguish
meaning of the various chevrons they
The 1UI
is as follows;
A single red chevron Dignifies dls-|
charge with honor.
A single blue chevron signifies leas
upon their sleeves.
than six months service abroad.
A single gold chevron for eaeh
wound received in service is worn
on the forearm of right sleeve.
A single gold ihevron for eaeh six
ninnths' service abroad Is worn on
the forearm of left sleeve.
A single white chevron for p ach
complete six months service In the
United States is worn on the fore
arm of left sleeve.
There is generally a mere ques
Hon of opportunity not of wllllng
hlllty, between these service
Often the man who would
n«*HM or a
gladly have served abroad has been
retained in this country simply be-1
he has shown superior ability j
and therefore' was
to Instruct others
better qualified j
The man who
of the chevrons
described has done his full
displays any
duty by his country and is worthy
of honor.
County chairmen of defense
ells are urged again to keep all clip
pings from their local papers or any
other papers regarding the
men who have given their services,
and solid in with the slips that are
filled In.
the lists in quite promptly.
White of Payette county has sent
her complete record filled on the slips
yon ng
Some counties are sending
The foree at the stale council of
J J U, U. «w .1» -c
sent lit on permanent cards for the
final filing. Any additional informa
tlon may be sent In at any time It
Is to be hoped as soon as the Infiuen
za abates In any given locality that
the war history work will be speedily
. brought to « «nl.h. *
amounts.-* *
Head th* Ttmsa classified wantads
rome chapter of the Red Cross was
Grand View Auxiliary to the Je
organized in September, 1917.
sides the charman the officers are:
Mrs. Ida M. Hills, vice chairman;
Mrs, Ralph Shawver. secretary, and
Mrs. L. D.
Templeton, treasurer.
Money has been raised by this auxll
iary by means of membership dues.
(and public entertainments to the
amount of $177,67. During the re
cent Christmas drive for membership |
carried on by
Mesdames Shawver.
Stuart, Stroder and Templeton, the
sum of $110.00 was obtained. This
sum does not by any means represent
the membership in Grand View dls
as many dues were collected
wristlets. As It was not practical
to conduct a sewing room the mem-I
hers assisted the Jerome chapter In
making sheets, pillow cases, sur
(n Jerome.
Sweaters. 62; socks, 48 pairs, and
a small number of sweaters and
Garments Knitted
geons' gowns, and refugees' gar
nients. It Is worthy of note that 17
pairs of socks were knitted by
late Mrs. Davis, mother of David,
who gave his life to the cause In
No meetings have been held since
the prevalence of Influenza, and en
tertainments planned to raise money
have necessarily been postponed.
When meetings are again considered
safe the question will arise as to
continuing the auxiliary and as to
raising funds with which to meet our
few liabilities The people of Grand
View, always generous in support of
this splendid cause, will not fail us
when asked to patronize any enter
tainment given by the auxiliary.
The new government rates on
telephone lines are now in effect. In
moBt Instances this means a consld-j
"™l>le raise in the rates on long dis
,ancp calls. Under the new schedule
« statlon call, that is a call tor a
rerla * u residence of busineHs house
' ' al »< anyone who might ans
1 wer is thP Rarae ra,e as we have
been paying, a personal call, that is
a call for some particular person adds
i 2R per °ent on the call. A collect
' "11 adds 25 per cent to the rale^ An
Uppolntraent call that Is one making
a " appointment to talk at a certain
, " me a< l da 50 P er cont to the rate A
1 messenger call, that is where a mess
enger Is necessary to gel your party,
adds 50 per cent In addition to the
messenger fee.
that the party Is out or can not be
found Is 26 per cent of the regular;
i call charges.
A call and report
Calls between 8:30
and mtdntf!b t are one half the reg
ular da> . rate and cb iib between mid
1 night and 4:30 a. m. are one fourth
(bp day ra , p
j The8P are , he new and Increased
j rat08 under government control.
Last Monday morning at the home
of Mr and Mrs M A Bishop occnr
red the death of Jean Favier from
(he effects of pneumonia. The de
few days and
confined lo his bed he
taken lo the home of Mr. and
wa8 , n b „, „
when first
Mrs Bishop that he might be given
)hi . bp8 , of rarP
Mr. Favier was a young man in
)hp prll „ p of ltf e, being 31 years o(
j nRp )bp )imP of his death
ing to the North Side tract some four
hired out to various
«-ars ago he
j8nrb e rs in his section, but soon ac
>nt\ugh to purchase an
wn. which he
More recently he pur
au ,l
80-acre farm of his
en My sold,
the service.
expecting to enter
K. Chess forty
chased the M.
was already planning on his season
•hen Ihe Grim Reaper ended
w ork
his earthly career.
jean was of an industrious dispo
sition and was highly respected as t
gentleman by his ns
worker and
censed leaves a brother lit this conn
and a nlsler In
held Tuesday under the!
O O F. lodge, of
funeral was
auspices of I.
which he wits a
look place at
mem her.
Jerome cemetery.
Mine managers say
spile continued drop In lead prices
.«I ..
lions, there will he no w
pension of mining activities
<1 Mine « sit « . , lb )b( .
Mu pray would
county in its plan of valley ro.t.l
UMo o
R "" e and °° U, ' U f,md

Washington—The quartermaster
genesal of the army as a result of re
peated appeals made to him by Sen
ialor King of Utah on behalf of wes
item wool growers signed a formal
order of agreement providing that
the government will dlttj.rse of it«
holdings of raw wool, approxlmafely
400.000.000 pounds. In
only, and at no time at less price
small loti
than the British civilian nrlce. that
Is. the price at >-.lr.ch England .vould
deliver wool at American pons. This
arrangement is to continue until Julv
1. .in vhii h date the war department
agrees to withhold Is wool from sale
and refrain from further sales until
October 1.
This Is to be done to af
Senator King also conferred with
the British mission and gleaned from
them that It Is the purpose of Great ;
j Britlan to maintain the present price
ford full
pportunlty for market
ling 1919 American wool clip without
competition from the government,
of its wool. The ruling of the quar
termaster general was made over the 1
protest of eastern manufacturers, '
the'who have been flooding Washington
with appeals for cheaper wool, c.on
tending that without a reduction
tehy must close down their mills.
j Bill No. 2 creating Jerome county
I came before the Senate for a vote,
tisan leaguer, attempted to have
Wednesday of last week Senate
C. E. Turner of Minidoka. Nonpar
the hill returned to the committee
of the whole for amendment. His
motion seeking to effect that end
was rejected, 15 to 23, and when the
division proposal was read tor the
third time a few minutes later only
12 senators voted against it. Party
Hides were disregarded, three Demo
lerats-—Pettlbone, Faraday and Wedg
wood, approving the measure, while
1 nt ^ , g tQ '
; Senat(JrH wlUy of Bannoc k and
' L( , p of Bingham added themselves to
.the list of those unwilling to sup
j Robertson. Witty, Armstrong. Ker
j rick and Lee, Republicans.
■ nor! county division measures which
I do not Include enabling acts when
p)e afTeote( j bv an
j pouuty boundarip8 w1thout giving
(hem the opportU nlty to express them
! 8o1vp8 - s>id W ittv In explaining his
P \n earlv vote Is expected In the
An earlv ' ote '« P *' H0 1 ,n
1 house and a delegation of Jerome
. , . ,
alteration of
they opposition
"I do not wish to change the sfai
us of any considerable portion of the
I citizens are now In Boise in
jest of its passage.
RU —
. «rlcta. one comprising the counties
i of Bonneville. Clark and Jefferson
and Twin Falls, Cassia, Gooding. Min
i Creation of two new judicial dis
idoka and Lincoln counties, is pro
posed in a bill introduced jointly by
Senators Yeamen. Gilchrist. Seaver
and M«Murray Monday morning.
Provision is made in the measure
for the transferrai Of necessary rec
ords and for the appointment by the
of judges in the districts
— »■
meeting of a few of our elti
»aident doctors held last
At a
ten a and re
Tuesdav evening the matter of a hos
discussed and
pita) foi Jerome
active steps taken along this
Briefly staling the plans are to In
for $50.000, the funds to
he raised from the sale of stock to
the extent of $25.000 ,o $30.000. with
to erect a
! which sum it is planned to erect a
I hospital, modern In every respect as
Committees were
j to equipment, etc.
appointed as follows: Aril« les of in
1 corporation, finance, building site and
Uhtns. and .he gentlemen appointed
on these committees are requested to
report next Monday night, at which
ll Interested In the erection of
11 1
time a
la hospital for Jerome and are will
glvf their time and aid are in
Ing to
! vlted to attend.
I During the past six months, ns new
or before, has It been demonstrated
to us the necessity of such an tnsU
itutloh here and other times. With the
. im. nf„ has been des
,roads Impassible, life has »een m.
> of lack of facilities
""'M"";::' ;;;;;■
Medical authorities predict .ho relurn
M ^ .„.ring the next
. Itwo veara, so let ns now prepare i«e
,,te handling of the situation in
proper manner
«rai of our neighboring tow
• 1 , 1 j hav<
'Gooding being one
their own
of the
towns to finish and equip such an
This Is a most commendable move
and one in which every one should
be interested,
that at an early date we will see the
erection of a hospital here,
We have no doubt
Do not
wait to be solicited, but see the fin-
ance committee as soon as they are
organized and by so doing show that
you are with them in the movement.
Mrs. Ida V. Hubbard of Elba, Ida.,
mother of Mrs. C. N. Leavitt, died
at the home of her daughter Monday
from heart fall
arrived here Saturday for the
The lady only
ui •
pose of a visit with her daughter and
famlly and was apparently In the best
rhen suddenly stricken.
of health
The bereaved husband was noti
fied and arrived here at once- accom
panied by a sou. and arrangements
were made to take the remains to
Klha for burial
High Mortality in Army Is Shown in
latsl Report
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Some idea of the high mortality
from Influenza among troops in the
camps at home for the six months
period ended December 27 wag shown
in a report by the surgeon general
of the army. The death rate for
the six months rose to 32,15 a thou
sand a year from all causes. The rale
from influenza and pneumonia was
30.07 a thousand a year.
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lire the Purpose of the election is
for ,hp determination of the voters
Elsewhere in this issue will be
found a notice of bond election to
be held February 13 by School Di>.
Irict No. 33. As set forth in the no
as to whether or not the hoard of
trustees shall negotiate for the sale
of bonds for the purpose of providing
school houses, grounds, furniture.
etc., in the sum of $85,000.
For some time it has been evident
lo the board and those most interest
ed in the schools that
room >« necessary and that improve
were heartily In favor of the bond
issue for the purpose as above named
and a8 a res ult of the meeting the
election was ordered held.
ments be made in the rural schools,
erection of a high
At a
special meeting of the board held
Tuesday evening all members pres
as well as the
school building in Jerome.
. mentioned
1 ne improvements as meniionen ,
n rp pscpiitihl mid in the event that
aro essential ann m me e'eiu
such an p,ection should not be fav-jtbe
orable to the issuance of bonds It !
will be necessary for the board to
raise the funds by taxation, as it
necessarv to do once before when
of bonds were voted
tlme the school
the matter
dov : . At the present
of this district are very high
and it
best way to handle the matter would
be the issuance of bonds, and all ;
those qualified are urged to voice i
their sentiment at the polls Thursday,
Kabrnarv 13 The polls will be open
from 1 to 5 p. m. at the school
would therefore seem that the |
_1*9 Hr
— «2 —
The Manager of Lincoln t ounty
Association is offered
Hay Growers _
These posts are to
wholesale price
be 5 Inches in diameter and 6 feet
long, split cedar.
The cost of these posts, delivered
ill be ap
at Lincoln county points
proxlmately 17c per post.
Farmers who wish to subscribe for
mav call a, the Lincoln
box-office at
„ , ...
Jerome ^
these posts
County Hay Growers
flee of H. G Avery.
n . . lhe , ota i
1 1 '■ 1 • .wired In event
amount oi posts desired, in
subscriptions total an uneven car «a-,
pacitv the manager reserves the right
lo decline any »ub
ntsu ,t
which "ill P<>>
Ot.1t t . not
be taken.
to apportion or
with the
rome and
Funds will be
First National Bank of J«'
order for fence posts will
draw on this bunk
, he correct draft.
si be Placed promptly If
of the above offering is t'
i' »•*'>• is • ,, ^ îro * 1 b
s It. position to
shipper i
Lincoln County
Association.— Adv.
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Lewiston wants gravity water ays
G rowers
Pros I a-: Is for Water for Cuming Ses"
son Are Very Good to Date
— —
Reports from the Jackson Laks
country indicate that the snow fall is
very much less than in recent year*
in that vicinity. The last report dat
ed January 15th stated that there
were eight Inches on the ground at
the dam.
Investigation is being made to find
out how the snowfall in the moun
tains compares with that of other
years and this report will be publish
ed as soon as it Is received.
Th. Wyoming weather bureau of
fice states in their report of January
13 in regard to the snowfall: "While
the water equivalent is small, It U
too early to estimate the general
prospects for irrigation water, as
mu-h depends upon further accumu
lation and packing."
In this connection it can be said
that' there Is no danger of failure to
"I'l the Jackson Lake reservoir. There
wi-s about 100,000 acre-feet left in
the reservoir at the end of last Irri
gation season antf the lake has been
f'll'rg at the normal rate since that
time. On January first there was
about 203,200 acre-feet In the reser
Should there be any shortage In
the water supply this year, It will
not be due to failure to fill the res
ervoir but to the early falling off of
the natural flow of the Snake river.
' 'ouhtjess the rains that have occur
red through the Snake river valley
during the last few days have consid
erably increased the snowfall ln th«
watershed tributary to the upper
Snake river.
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Manager Veazie of the Lincoln
County Hay Growers association ad
'"sc- us that on last Wednesday
twenty-live ears of hay were
out by the association. Inquiries are
coming In from the south and east.
well as re-orders from the north
From information at
western states,
hand It is shown that we are getting
; a better price for our hay here than
other sections of the state are recelv
lug, in some localities the price being
as low as $7.00 per ton in the stack.
Owing to shipping dates and other
, . ,
, dation, hut as cars
more available he hopes to retain is
orders for this association.
stl11 have hay t0 se " 11 w1 '' p,l> yOU
to see Mr. Veazle and make arrangs
, m . . »he „„me thmneh
ments to market the same tnrougn
fav-jtbe association.
details that the association could not
comply with. Manager Veazle has at
times been compelled to turn noms
i of his orders to the Minidoka asso
are becoming
If you
Boise Deep interest is being ex
pressed here over a series of confer
enecs being held between Secretary
of the Interior Lane and the senators
in the making,
side project between Mountain Homs
and Nampa; the Dubois project lying
; west of Dubois on the Sweet Sage
: flats: and the Bruneau project be
Twln Falls and Bruneau. The
from Idaho at the national capitol.
irrigation projects
Three great
•ill need government aid nr«
They are the Sunny
tw oen
Is the largest and would re
claim more than half a million acres,
addition there Is the Black Pan
project ts the southwestern part
of Idaho.
Irrigation experts here agree thst
each proposition is entirely feasible
ater enough can be 1m
of those 1m
nd that
i pounded to take care
provements and vastly increase tbs
material w<
,-er.lth of the state
.. .. Th ,
; The D W Griffith p Th *
the'Great Love." is on the program
(i-e Rlclto for Friday and Saturday
this week. There are but
few w ho have not heard of this ptc
or another, as it has
tore in one way
received unusual publicity in
during the past several weoku
used It as an argument In
Hie campaign last fall.
is the peer of
No other living man
1 ) w Griffith as a producer of «on
He produ«'«"d "Ths
derfnl pictures
l ,lr, h <> a
and "Hearts of the
cast In rhe
Great Love" Is pracllc
us«*d la "The
Mr p « ^
" pa «-' 3 °. f 'le world "
Hearts o^ie^ ^ fl ^_ rpsl piotun , in
or »ewel» reels. Ho not
; of «bowing. Prices
i f be 20 and 3 5 cents. Including ths
T'nllke "Th*
however, "The
war tax.
•The Sheriff."
Fatty Arbuekle la
tonight (Thursday).

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