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Idaho öfters the Best Bargains in Irrigated Lands for Homes, of any State in the West.
Invite your friends s, THE RICHFIELD RECORDER SUBSCRIPTION PRICE TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR. VOL. 8 RICHFIELD, LINCOLN COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1916 NO. 44 BIG PRICE FOR BEETS Farmers Will Receive $7 Per Ton Next Year Hurley Bulletin.—Local her! grow ers will receive $7 per ton for their beets for the 1917 season, according to Manager W. A. Budge of me Amal gamated Sugar Co. This price will be paid for all beets which test 15 per cent or better, which means practical ly all beets grown here. Another big advantage will be given the farmers by allowing them to deliver beets as fast as possible after Oct. 15, five days earlier than heretofore. The higher price paid for beets is baaed on the market price of sugar, and is given the farmers as a result of the general prosperity of the beet in dustry. The sugar company made contracts with the farmers here for beets for the present season at $5.25 per ton, but voluntarily gave them a bonus of 50 cents, making $5.75 for this year's crop. Seven dollars per ton is the highest price ever paid for beets in Idaho. Mr. Budge informs us thata t that figure the beet growers of Idaho and Utah will receive bigger cash returns per acre from their beets than those of any other section of the United States - . Some growers are re ceiving more per ton because the sug ar content runs higher, but in those sections the average tonnage per acre is much lower than ours. Coal on the Eastern s -aboard has! doubled in price in the last four weeks . Coal in the Eastern coal region is a monopoly product. The coal "barons" control its pro-1 ! MARKETS Portland, December 19. Prime steers $7.50. Hogs, $9.70. Mutton, $7.25. WILL THE PRICE-FIXERS KILL THEIR "GOOSE"? tho high to start with. duction and transportation. The government has dealt with this monopoly two or three times, but with poor results. It is noted by the New York Com mercial that "we have reached a point where high prices threaten to reduce the volume of retail sales of staple goods," so that "merchants may find they have overbought." Even when spending more than ever before on amusements and lux uries, workingmen and their fam ilies revolt at the high cost of liv ing. The Commercial recalls that the country was enjoying every evidence of prime prosperity up to a few days of tho disastrous 1907 panic, the ef fects of which were felt for years, and this is typical of the change from good to bad times. In October, 1907, the Commercial notes that "within a few days retail sales fell off enormously and heard of over-production." It was not over-production. Today business leaders have more experience and are not deceived. Nearly all the big banks are cau tioned against taking present pros perity too seriously It exhibits all the symptoms of these peculiar eras of high-priced good times that invaria bly ended in a smash-up.—Capper's Weekly. we Grier Has Fine Time in East D. L. Grier, local agent for the Ov erland car, arrived home Saturday from Detroit, Mich., where he has had the time of his life at the dealers' convention of the Willys— Overland Auto Co. After the arrival or the crowd their sleepers were shunted on a siding and after a breakfast that would^makc a sagebrush-man raise himself by the boot-straps, the party were divided into squads, and guides furnished, and a thorough sight seeing our made of the entire plant and as Grier says: "some plant, and something new every minute." Grier would liked to have had one of those diamonds they t sc li, the wet grind room, to have brot. home for nis best girl. The party was wined, dined, and banquetted to a frazzle, and returned to iheir respective homes chuck full of- Auto information. 'S « ANNUAL SEED SHOW I Premium List and Farmers and Housekeepers' Week. Pocatello, January 8 to 13. The premium list of the animal seed show of the Idaho Seed Growers' As sociation, which will he held at Poca tello from January 8 to January 13, is off the press and copies may be se cured by writing to President J. W. Sessions or O. E. Scott, both of Po catello. A fine list of premiums is offered in practically all the seeds grown in Idaho and the rules for en trance require that all exhibits enter ed for competition must have been grown in the .State during the season of 191G. All exhibits must be in place at the Idaho Technical Institute adminis* tration building where the show is to be held by 4 o'clock Jan. 8, 1917. Ac cording to the premium list, no entry fee is charged and all premiums will be paid to winners on Saturday, Jan. 13. Those who wish to enter exhibits but who cannot attend should send same to J. W. Sessions, care tile Ida ho Technical Institute, Pocatello, Ida ho. Wheat must be exhibited in 16 pound lots and premiums are given In seven different lots, barley must also be entered in 15 pound lots and there are two groups under each of these seeds. Fifteen pound lots of rye are also anticipated in the premiums and at least six classes of corn which must have a 10 e-ar variety. Premiums are offer ed for 15 pound exhibit of potatoes of 4 different types. lots of legumes are on the list in 10 pound lota and four different grasses in 10 pound lots. Diplomas are of fered dealers and merchants for ex hibits which will'not bo permitted in competition. Public schools and boys' and girls' Oats and Eight different clubs are encouraged by ten different premiums of considerable value for exhibits of different classes of agri cultural seeds, potatoes, etc. The annual seed show of the Idaho Seed Association is being held this year at the Idaho Technical Institute, Pocatello, Idaho, Jointly with the Farmers' and Housekeepers' week of that institution and the Idaho Live Stock Association, the Idaho State Dairymen's Association and the I^aho state Swine Growers' Association, A strong program of addresses by experts along different agricultural .lines is being provided. Members of f b e extension staff of the University of Idaho and the Agricultural Depart ment of the United States and the Idaho Technical Institute will assist in making this Joint program worth while to all who wish to atend. The Commercial Club of Pocatello will as sist in the entertainment of the visit ors. A special reduced rate on all rail roads has been secured and indica tions are that the session at Pocatello beginning Jan. 8 will be well attended. LAVISH EXPENDITURES FOR LUXURIES We do not hear of boycotts against r.xuries. It is only the necessities of life which suffer such attacks in this lime of topsy-turvy world conditions. ,Has any labor agitator, woman's club, pilitician or newspaper suggested a boycott on film shows and theaters, or amusements of any character? Do we hear suggestions that the con sumption of wine and liquors be re duced in order that more money may remain for foods? Are economies in clothing and millinery preached? Commercial reviews declare that trade volume swells In all industries be yond precedent. The big cities exhibit veritable saturnalias of expenditures for amusements of all kinds. A more extravagant period of expenditure In national life has probably never been known. Amid it all come these vicious attacks on the source of the essential supplies. Spend millions of "dollars freely for amusement, for the luxuries of life, and fight every additional pen ny of expenditures that goes in part to the farmer for producing the food that sustains life. It is an amazing spectacle.—Breeder's Gazette. The personification of meekness, the desire to please, the mild an that turneth away wrath, the swer strict application to business, and tireless and indefatigable worker is embodied in the person of Richfield's drayman, John Lemmon. Vi, Vi, John. Although birds of all families prey upon grasshoppers, the following may be selected as the môst important de stroyers of grasshopper for their re spective groups: Franklin's gull, bob white, prairie chicken, redtailed, red shouldered, broad-winged, and spar hawks, the screech and burrow ing owls, yellow-billed cucko, road nighthawk, red-headed wood a row runner, pecker, king-bird, horned lark, crow, magpie, red-winged and crow black birds, meadow lark, lark bunting, grasshopper and lark sparrows, butch, er bird, wren, and robin THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT W HEN the Christmas joy bells send their clear toned melody over the civilized world, a strong sweet spirit of altruism creeps into the human heart. Old scores are forgotten; men who have not recognized each other for months feel the mellowing power of the season and reach across the gulf of misunderstanding and strife to greet each other in a hearty handshake, greed and selfishness vanish. And why? Because this is the re curring season that reminds mankind of the greatest gift of Heaven, when the Savior was sent to earth, struggling through the mists of doubt and fear and superstition, to teach tile doctrine of love. Particularly on this Christ Day does humanity move by spirit prompted by that babe of centuries ago. There is the destitute, the sick, the sorrowing and abandoned ones. Tins day they are cared for. If we cannot give a dollar, we give a dinner. If we cannot give that, then we give a smile and a word of cheer. And surely from such acts the world is benefited, is nobler because of this day. Hard lines of ambition's All mankind HEALTHOGRAM8 (By Dr. R. R. Daniels.) Turkey is a wholesome food, so is cranberry sauce, celery and many of the other things that go to make up a holiday dinner, but the "stuffing," thickened gravy, mince pie, and plum pudding are decidedly unwholesome; it is these things that put the indi gestion Into the dinner. Except in those who are unusually robust, the after dinner smoke inhibits the secretion of the digestive fluids "Catching cold" means overeating Make your teeth save your stomach. It you have a bad taste in the mouth and your gums are of a blue color, are sore and bleed easily, you probab ly have pyorrhea, the most destruct ive of all tooth disorders. Prompt at tention is needed; not only loss of the teeth, but chronic rhumatlsm and va rious nutritional and digestive disor ders usually result.' Bran is a needed part of our food, but since it contains no nourishment whatever, brea 1 should not be made of any large percentage of bran. Vegetables arc Just as necessary a part of our diet as bread and meat To be easily digested cereals should be cooked three hours. For tlrs pür iere the ffitlrss cooker is excellent. During co ■! weather particular care should be taken to breathe through the nose, where ample provision is made for wa.nlng the air befer ; it comes in cotnact with the dedoat: lung membranes Game of all kinds particular 1 : - the dart, meat is rich in phosphates, the materials that nourish the nervous Bj stem. Continued intestinal gas indicates that too much bread, potatoes or sweets are being eaten. Woolen underwear is not warm be cause it absorbs the perspiration nnd keeps the skin clammy. WISE OR OTHERWISE Rochester (N. Y.) Post Express.— The young and vigorous West has not Joined any coalition in sentiment with the South, nor will It Oswego (N. Y.) Times,.—Compul sory military service is favored by many people who are old enough to be exempt. Chestertown (Md.) Enterprise.—The ultimate consumer is trying to figure out whether the wheat has swollen or the dollar has shrunk, or both. Boston Transcript.—We see wheat has gone up another limousine per acre. that Walnut Cove (N. C.) News.—All our life we have been telling other people not to worry, and now we wish some of you would pay up so we can quit. Williamsport (Pa.) Gazette & Bul letin.—It would seem that Villa is being captured dead or alive very much the same way that Huerta was n't made to salute the flag. The chief difference between the Stars and Stripes and the suffrage flag that appeared at the Capital is that the former has never been torn down.—Washington Herald. It has been torn down several times In Mex Ico. President Wilson says the railroad ,ssue is'"between the railroads of the country and their locomotive engine ers, conductors and trainmen." Which is professorial lingo for "the public bo damned." An Illinois judge has ruled that "golf is not an amusement." It is President Wilson's method of dispos ing of a "crisis."' Carranza is in a fair way to become the head of a de functo government. FAMINE PRICES FOR PAPER The Federal Trade Commission has completed its investigation into the present abnormal prices for paper and its cost of manufacture. No industry is more seriously threatened by the extravagant rise in the prices of raw materials than the printing and pub lishing business. Periodicals other than newspapers, for instance, must suddenly pay, in 1917, from 75 to 100 per cent more for their raw material —paper—than in any year for the last decade. The Trade Commission report in its remarks on the mill costs of paper manufacture made the strik ing statement that during the first half of 1916, when the prices of paper to the consumer were soaring, the cost of producing the paper was actu ally less than it had been at any time during the preceding three years. This remarkable finding in the face of claims by the manufacturers that the prices of their raw materials had ris en extravagantly, is explained simply and finally by the following factâ: The ingredients for which the mill had to pay higher prices made up only a small percentage of the aggregate cost factors and that disadvantage was than swept away by the great more cost reductions resulting from operat ing the mills twenty-four hours a day six days in the week, with every pound sold without effort pense to clamoring buyers. In spite of this fortunate situation of the paper or ex makers, buyers of news-print not pro tected by contract arrangements have had to pay as high as six and even cents a pound for paper that seven would have cost them under like con ditions in 1914 less than three cents. The Trade Commission finds that the 191G mill cost of producing this news print paper is about 1.65 cents.—From "The Progress of the World," in the American Review of Reviews for De cember, 1916. BOYCOTT VS. EMBARGO The boycott proved an exceptional ly effective agency for reducing the price of the Thanksgiving turkey and thus contributed to lowering the H. C. of L. It is suggested that maybe those congressmen who are urging the embargo for the same purpose will become emboldened to give leg now islative sanction to the boycott in \tead. Manager M. R. Kays of the Idaho Irrigation Company returned from Boise yesterday, where the state land board held a meeting, at which session they refused to turn water into the Irrigation Company's canals. This will work a hardship on Dietrich farm who will be compelled to have It cannot be helped, however, _head of water turned into the ditches now would do a great deal of damage. Geo. Schwaner made a flying trip to Boise Saturday, arriving home Sun ers water. as a day. W. M. Breck left Wednesday for Detroit. Mich., where he win spend the holidays with relatives, return ing about January 4lh. Jt is reported that measles broken out among the children. has It was all a mistake. There was no trouble at the H M. Moore Drug Co. Just the people crowding in store. to buy Xmas presents. ALL AROUND CITIZENSHIP RATHER THAN TECHNICAL MILITARY TRAINING Much has been said during tt;e past two yecrs about the question of mill tary training and many enthusiastic advocates of propareifness ha\t sought to impose a part of the burden of pre paredness upon the growing ;oys of the country. The men who are devot ing themselves to the Boy Scout Move ment almost unanimously agree with the military authorities the world over that the most, essential things in the| proper training of growing boys arej included in the program of the Boy Scouts of America. They believe that if this program is efficiently carried out it will result in making available young men, sound in body, with a pat* riotic conception of their rsponsibill ties to the Nation, in a way which is far more practical than, would be the case if the lime of these boys were consumed during the adolescent years with purely technical military train ing. It is believed by the men in the Scout Movement that the purely tech nical military training can he best given under the auspices of different agencies, and should not crowd out things which are essential for practi cal citizenship training. For these reasons the Boy Scout Movement, altho only barely started, and with less than six years' history in our country, has commanded the support of the foremost leaders in eve ry walk of life, including some of our most prominent educators. Theodore Roosevelt has reccmly characterized the Boy Scout More- ! i 1 ment as "distinctly an asset our country for the development of effi ciency, virility and good citizenship." President Wilson says: "It is fine to •'nave the boys of our country organiz ed for the purposes the Boy Scouts represent, their manliness." Among many edu cational experts who have been inter ested in the movement, Dean Russell, of the Teachers' College of Columbia University, ttas expressed himself at length. He regards the Boy Scout Movement as "one of the most valu able educational agencies of tais gen eration, and hopes "to see the time when every American hoy wi'. 1 look forward to being a r,< c-d scout and will be trained to incorporate the ideals of the boy scout inio his life as an American citizen."—From for Citizenship: The Boy Scout," by James E West, in the American Re view of Reviews for December, 1915. I am proud of Trained A. L. Fletcher was at Shoshone attending l$o legal business), Satur day. E. E. Streitz spent the week end in Boise. Just getting onto the curves, you know. Geo. Peck of Fairfield spent Sat urday night at home from Hailey R. E. Mickelwait was dispensing dollars and dimes at the Bank dur ing George's absence. Richfield enroule The prosperity of Idaho is demon strated by the rapid and marvelous growth of the SAMPSON'S MUSIC Co." of Boise whose add appears in another part of this paper. Their fixed policy of carrying only standard makes of goods, and one price to all has made them popular with the public, while their full line of Pianos, Piano Players, Victrolas, Mandolins,, guitars, etc., coupled with the great assortment of sheet music, makes them a very popular house to deal with. both to prevent undue disturbance to! the live stcck industry, which has j been accustomed to using the ranges ■ free of charge, and to facilitate the i working out of a syztem of control I which would secure the best use of; the range and restoration of its pro-! ductlvcness. During the past 10 years ! of grazing regulation the value of ihe range to the stockmen has ma t°rially Increased. Improved methods of managing both the range and the stock nave been introduced. Losses , are fewer, production is greater and | the product is of a higher quality. At the same time the outside public ' range has been greatly reduced, while ' the demand has grown. j Although there have been some 1 readjustments of grazing charges.( there has been no general advance in ■ the rates. Present users of the Na-| tlonai Forest ranges are paying much Grazing 1 Fees. The returns from grazing will rise as more stock use the Forests in con sequence of range improvements and the development of new ranges. There is now in contemplation an increase in the grazing fee which would re sult in a marked further addition to the receipts fund. When regulation of grazing on the National Forests be gan a low scale of charges was adopt ed. This was necessary at the outset, A MODEL DAIRY FARM i - Barkley Ranch Has Thoroughbred : Stock and Good Equipment That the best is none too good for the farmers of Gooding and vicinity is evinced by the importation of | thoroughbred stock into this section, j j g. Bn|;ley, residing five miles northwest of Gooding, is the owner of ,i 0U btless one of the best Ayrshire lbulls ln the nort hwest. 1 The animal. Sir Blink of Loveland, is a 1914 calf raised by the Loveland Farm company of Omaha, Neb., sired by Garland's Sueeess 1.3838, and its dam is Darleith Hover-a-BIink 2nd 24G68 imp. Mr. Barkley ha3 the animal registered with • the Ayrshire Bree(lers . ! uh headquartt , rs ln Vermont. This is the second A ' yl . shire animal in south 1 J !lted by a gas engine ' ,loes th<> work of pailing the cows twice a day. A raod Assoclation, jern Idaho to be registered with this ! eastern association. Justly proud of this valuable addition to his well stocked ranch. The owner is But the Barkley ranch is deserving of more than passing notice for other things besides Sir Blink of Loveland, the head of the herd. This fall a well built 120 ton silo was erected, and is now well filled, to supply the twenty odd dairy cows with silage during the present winter. With this modern im provement is needed modern machin ery for the proper handling and filling of the silo. A Hindman patent cow milker, oper ; ern, well equipped stone railK house, ( j where th 3 milk is handled after the j milker has done its work, is not to ' pass unnoticed. An abundant supply of water is piped throughout the cow barn, milk house and premises and every convenience necessary for the most sanitary handling of the milk product has been installed. Mr Barkley does not believe in do ing things in a haphazzard way. Mr. Hoehbatun, of th-- Idaho Agricultural Extension Department, pronounced the plant and equipment as among the best in Southern Idaho. He is co-oper ating with Mr. Barkley in some experi mental work this season. He counsel ed with the owner at the time the silo was being filled and expects to use Mr. Barkley's results as a part of the state record along (he dairy feeding line.—Gooding Leader. less than the prevailing local rates on private, State, and Indian lands. In Montana lands of the Northern Pacific Railroad leased for sheep grazing bring the equivalent of twenty-five cents per head, as against a charge of 5 cents on adjoining National For est lands. On the Crow Indian Re servation, in the same Stats, compet titlve bids realized 81 cents for sheep, while cattle grazers bid $3; on ad joining National Forests the sheep rate is 13(1. cents and tho cattle rate 54 cents. On the White Mountain and San Carlos Indian Reservations, in Arizona, cattle pay $2.40, horses $3, and sheep 50 cents; on adjoining Na tional Forests the sheep rate is 13 1-2 v cents and the cattle rate 54 cents. On the White Mountain and San Carlos Indian Reservations, in Arizona, cat tle pay $2.40, horses $3, and sheep 50 cents; on the adjoining National For est lands quite as good cattle pay 48 cents, horses GO cents, and sheep 12 cents. In California the Southern Pa cific Railroad Company obtains 5 cents per acre for land leased for sheep graz ing. while similar and adjoining Na tional Forest lands yield 1 4-6 cents per acre. The present demand Mr grazing privileges on a majority of the For ests far exceeds the carrying capa city, and the demand is on the In crease. Under these conditions the stockmen using the National Forest ranges are enjoying advantages over those who must pay for range on a competitive basis or do without. The value of ranches and stock is niarkéd ly increased, as is well recognized in current commercial transactions, by virtue of preference privileges to use of the Forest ranges. It Is an estab-^ lished principle of National Forest ad- > ministration that the man who Is ac : corded a privilege of exclusive use of land or material for commercial prof it shall pay the public in proportion to the value of what he receives. This is just, both from the standpoint of the public as owners of the Forests and from the standpoint of other Indtrid U als over whom otherwise the holder of the privilege would be unduly fav ored. It has become plain that In crease of the benefits derived by stock men from National Forest administra* B on without a commensurate increase j n the charge for the grazing privilege has created a situation which caiia for readjustment.' The proposal under con sidération involves a moderate annuel advance for three years. Before final action is taken an opportunity will 1>e given for all parties interested W-' heard. If the plan is made effee will be put in operation on Ma 1917, and should eventually brit grazing receipts to more than Jj 000 a year. 7^5 if Y-. . /a