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Second Liberty Bond Campaign
THE T H 7 CE-A - WEEK will he inaugurated at Commercial Club Rooms Friday Evening, Oct. 14. Everybody Expected, With Enthusiasm. Twin Falls Times IF YOU ARE AFTER RESULTS ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES. A word in time saves ninety-nine alter the other fellow has cot your business. VOL. XIII. NO. 2. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO THURSDAY. OCT. 11, 1917. =^2/e CANAt CHANGE CREATES WARM CONTROVERSY CANAL BOARD VIGOROUSLY DENIES IMPUTATIONS ON INTENTIONS Want Only to See Law Complied With y Members Say They Have Worked for Changes — Secretary Ed wards Says Foes Played Dirty Politics. With a few minor changes, practic ally all merely verbal, the canal com pany meeting Tuesday evening voted 54,313.64 to 3.515.40 to adopt all the changes proposed by the Twin Falls County Farm Bureau membership un der the leadership of Dr. John B. White. The form of the amendments were agreed upon vive voce, and then the vote by stock was taken. It is un derstood that a large amount of stock was in the hands of men who were present and did not vote either way. At the conclusion, M. J. Sweeley moved that the president and chairman and secretary certify the result in the proper form to the board of directors tor their action, which, in the regular form, would consist of filing the j changes with the county auditor for | record. The action of the meeting has cre atedl much interest and, while there was nothing but courtesy observed at the Layering, the interviews published hereunder Indicate that the course of canal affairs, like true love, doesn't smoothly. President always White appeared before the board Wed nesday morning and asked them to announce whether they would assume the action to be legal and the changes to be already made. What the Board Says Declaring themselves desirous to have no action taken by the canal ''board which would be In violation of the statutes and which might vitiate run their actions in the future. In result of bond election and the like, the board of directors of the Twin Falls Canal com pany yesterday afternoon submitted again to their attorney. Judge J. R. Bothwell, the question of the legality of the action of the meeting Tuesday in finally passing upon the proposed ^amendments to the constitution and granted an interview at the same time toVa TIMES reporter. The board in so doing announced that they desired to proceed strictly in accordance with the law and stated that should the attorney find that the changes were in his opinion legally made, they would proceed to call the election for the flr.t Tue.d.y in December. On the other hand, should further ratification be neoes aary and the changes be found not to be yet in force, they would proceed to call the election at the usual time In January. They asked that Judge Both well proceed as rapidly as he could full justice to the importance of the subject, but to take all the time required to give the subject a thor «ugh review. The decision will prob ably be handed in in writing this week, perhaps this evening or tomor row morning The members of the board declare that personally they favor most of the changes, that they have not opposed them, and that they will be glad to proceed under the new order of things if legal. They declare, however, that /hey drew up the call including the word "initiate" after due considéra ylon. because they believed that the m /people owning stock would want sped y fic knowledge beforehand in regard to proposed changes, and they they sup posed the things would be initiated at this meeting and settled, after due con sideration at some subsequent meet ing. They said that after the call had been made, they informed Dr. White in regard to what had been done and told him that it would take another (spoeting to ;rake the proposed changes he said that he knew that it a: would. They declare that only a few knew the exact changes and the form of such changes to be proposed Tues day until they were handed a slip while entering the Layering to attend the meeting; that they should have a chance to study the proposed changes after they had been put into definite form, before being called upon to vote them and should have been allow on ed to vote by stock on each of them separately but instead of this, the house passed vive voce on the Indu sion of one proposed amendment after another, and then voted on them all together. In a lump. They say that thev are not yet certain whether the voting was done legally or not. That there was neither a ballot box nor a vive voce vote by roll call, and declare That the stockholders or proxy hold ers present simply took a slip of blank paoer, wrote their names, the amount -stock and the word "Yes" or "No" on the paper and handed It to a teller, without indicating on the paper what they were voting for. or ag-last. and B0ta'„:?> GIRLS' CLUBS EXHIBIT A SURPRISING SHOWING OF RESULTS Full Report of Premiums Awarded at the Fine Exhibit IVlade by the Vocational Clubs of Boys' and Girls' From Our Public Schools. SUMMARY OE WORK OF VOC ATIONAL CLUBS Hat. Val. Products Prizes Offered No. of Exhibits of Exhibits Est. Val. Kind of Club No. of Members 1 $ 70.50 $29.00 $ 2000.00 Garden 151 :is4 H 7 5.00 15.50 15.50 50 1(H) I'otato 300.00 11.00 27 54.00 «I J Poultry 96.00 24 3.50 Corn 2 (> 4.00 180.00 96.00 7.50 12 3 , 1*1» 350.00 29.50 420.00 12 23 tali' 235.00 14 ts 208.00 6.00 Lamb J. 450.00 19.00 155 310.00 270 Sewing 525.00 21.00 130.00 52 109 (aiming - .> 3,00 74 Baking •» $5081.00 $ 162.25 $893.50 492 1085 TOTAL without depositing the ballot in ballot box. "I have been working for some these things for several years." Director C. J. Wurtz," and advocated them in meetings three or four years before the farm bureau was organized, and I favor most of them now, but as the board is clothed with the respon sibility of seeing them done legally. I insist that they shall be done in that any of said ,,, renort of Engineer d —* lhe cement proposition on wil] «how that I>r hU ".«Jr vvnl1 . . , , „« well might be ln 1« sgal matters as well. Here ls tl î , ^ J^aho Oct 2 1917. o Taylor Secretary Mr. W. O Taylor faecreiarj "Twin Falls Cana Company. . " Twi " ^men.her >S . Dear Sir. 1 w - . *n company with Dr - White of Palls, yourself find others examination ol the sand for use in the Proposed concrete lining of your main canal noith of Uo .atisfactorv Bras* farm and found it satisfactor> to«' the purpose intended and within the speclficatio . the^toun work generally throng .. . h try. Owing to the fact that the pro posed concrete 11 ing - fo " r inches In thickness t reinforcement I f d ;^d that an extra aack of 1 oitland cement I yard ot concrete be us .* ini»« ".ore Impervious and stl onger 1 he Kra>el although * quantity is of excellent qualltj an with crushed lava row supplementm way. "I was on the committee which help ed draft the Atherton bill, which made the changes possible and do not pro to have it said that I am opposed Ur. pose to these things if legally done. White knew very of the call, and made no objection. He the well the substance to give knew that we wanted stockholders a chance to consider the specific propositions before them fully before they were acted upon. The proposition for separating the secre taryship from the directorate has been up for years and I have always favor ed it. "I should like to call your attention Horn 1917, Twin I made an well it. the concrete should be most excel lent. "Proper proportions of must be insisted upon, as well as care ful mixing and placing and to this end the most experienced and careful in spectors only should be employed. "Very truly. materials "F*. C. HORN, "Consulting Engineer." TIMES representative re marked that the hoard had heretofore itself of the public non-libellous matter of general inter Secretary Taylor said that the When a failed to avail in stating its case although in press terviewed from time to time by the TIMES, always glad to publish all est. board felt like a public official who does not care to rush into print to re ply to every criticism, Barker said that they cLd not want to get into controversy, but as tlur po sition had been misunderstood they were willing to set themselves right, "May Go to Bat Again, Says Edwards "I do not know whether we will mandamus or not should the -anal hoard refuse to certify the result of the election as required." said Secre tary W. F. Edwards yesterday In re sponae to an Inquiry by a TIMES re porter; "we may decide to meet them at the bat again, go to the bat with them. IMrector J. H. We are willing to The ques In the subjoined list of the awards made to the exhibitors, there are quite number made on deserving articles not enumerated in the printed list: and in some cases a premium of "honor able mention" (marked H. M. in list) was awarded to exhibitors who were not members of the clubs, as well as those who were and for whose excel lent product no other premium was provided. plete list of premiums awarded ; Calf Exhibit First—Everett Rees, Loving Cup. Second—Bert Shtimer, $3.00. Third—John Curns, $1.50. Fourth—Walter Smith, H. M. Fifth-—Melvin Whitekind, H. M. Sheep Exhibit First—Merritt Shotwell, $3.00. Second—Howard Evans, $2.00. Third—Lee Shotwell, $1.00. Fourth—George Warberg, H. M. Fifth—Harrv Putzer, H. M. Rig Exhibit First—Melvin Eldred, $4.00. Second—Eugene Wheeler, $2.50. Third-—Chester Kerr. $1.00. Poultry—-Contest A First—Everett DeWitt, $3.00. Second—Win. Kiersted, $2.00. The following is a com /Continued on Page 4) tion involved seems to be whether we shall regard the action Tuesday as final or shall have a ratification meet ing. Of course. ■ I do not know how many votes they have got. They did not vote the other day but tried to in terfere with the taking of action and to delay things. They played all the dirty politics they could. They had the opinion of their attorney for days. They tried to get Chairman Sweeley to pass on the legal points as chair man while their own attorney was there with an opinion in his pocket. That was dirty politics. The board promised to let us know by 6 o'clock this evening what action will be tak en. Hay Need Special Meeting "The attorney for the canal com pany will, we are informed, hand in his opinion this afternoon on the le gality of the action taken yesterday," said President John E. White of the farm bureau, this morning, event that he holds that final action could not be taken. I suppose that an other special meeting will be neces sary." "In the Denton Favored Change "Some one reported that I was op posed to the changes made by the meeting Tuesday," said D. M. Denton J yesterday. "I want to say that this ! is wholly untrue. I have been work ing for many of these things for years and the charge to the contrary is false. I was unable to attend the meeting being threshing on the n °The following 11 are th e* changes as adopted : Whereas, it appears to the best in terests of the corporation that certain changes be made in the number, pow ers and duties of the directors, Now. therefore. Jbe it resolved : That the Articles of Incorporation of the Twin Falla Canal company be the corporation shall be managed and its affairs conducted by a board of three (3) directors, whose salaries shall be fixed by the stockholders. The board of directors shall choose from amended as follows : ARTICLE VI. a. The business ot tbelr own number the president, ?. ▼Ice president of the corporation, and (Continued on P«go 7) LIBERTY LOAN Of $600,000 IS DESIRED TWIN FALLS COUNTY ASKED TO SUBSCRIBE THAT AMOUNT Does Not Include the Buhl District Chairman Finch Has Committees Ready for Work—Farm Bureau ; Will Do What It Can Under Difficulties. The state committee of the Liberty Loan wants $600,000 from Twin Falls county, outside of the Buhl Imiepen- I dent district, and the local committee under the leadership of E. J. Finch, is getting down to brass tacks and pre paring to make a drive, such as the campaign will be on next week, and the fifty-one members of the larger committee will get to work with u will. Nobody will be passed up in the effort to secure money for the suc cessful prosecution of the war for American rights on land and on sea. Tlie farm bureau under the leader ship of its president, Captain John E. White, and Secretary W. F. Edwards, will conduct a campaign in the coun try at the same time, though owing to tlie extremely busy season they fear that their efforts will be greatly hampered. All the farmers are short handed. they are in tlie midst of hard work trying to save all their crops and it will be difficult, to find men who can devote the required time and energy to the work. Secretary Ed wards said today that had the call come a month earlier, or had it been delayed a month later, a much more effective campaign could have been put up outside the ctiy, hut added that they would do the best that they could. The meeting tonight at the high school auditorium will be for the pur pose of discussing food conservation, although the subject of the Liberty Loan will probably receive some no tice. KAUFE KING OF BASEBALL WORLD TODAY LEADS IN BATTING THAT GAVE GIANTS THE VICTORY Made Two Home Runs in Same Game Schupp 's Pitching Feature of the Game That Gave Victory to New York—Next Game in Chi cago Saturday. WHITE SOX Gandil, lb. J. Collins. If. McMullin, 8b. E. Collins, 2h. Jackson, rf. Felsch. cf. Weaver, ss. Schalk, c. Faber, p. GIANTS Thorpe, rf. Burns, If. Herzog, 2b. Kauff, cf. Zimmerman. 3b Fletcher, ss. Holke, lb. Kariden. c. Schupp, p. 1 Score ; CHICAGO AB R H PDA E J. Collins, rf.4 0 2 0 0 0 McMullin. 3b 4 0 112 0 E. Collins. 2b.3 0 1 0 7 0 Jackson, If . ■* 0 0 0 0 0 Felsch, cf .4 0 0 2 1 0 Gandil, lb.4 0 1 16 0 o Weaver, as.3 0 ® ® ): Schalk, c 3 0 _ 6 . Faber, p.- „ . . n p .. „ ,, n n R,a ^, ^ ZZZ'.M 0 7 24 18 0 ™**&™* r ln e,ghth - AB R H PO A E lf jj erzo » 2b. „f zi mm ' e rman, 3b pitcher, ss Robertson, rf H 0 jk e , lb' Rarldén, c Schupp, p. ... Totals Chicago . New York 4 0 1 3 0 0 3 113 4 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 .4 0 1 2 2 0 4 12 13 0 .3 1110 0 2 0 1 9 0 0 ,3 0 0 7 1 0 .3 0 113 0 .30 5 10 27 13 1 ooo ono ooo o 000 110 12x 5 Two base hits. E. Collins. Three base hits, Zimmerman. Home runs, Kauff, 2. Hits, off Faber, 7 in 7 innings; off ( Continued Fr»m rag« l\ r » ■ COMMISSIONERS HAVE HARMONIOUS MEETING « ( t t county fommissioners yesterday met the Huhl High, way district eontmissioners at Buhl and went over the rou/l (dans thoroughly. Th« ses. sloi» was altogether Imrinoiii ous. Tlie county commission ers made tlicir plans and maps conform to the plans of roads designated in Buhl, so that should tile county bonds be voted, the district will have a complete system, getting its The ■ I / t I I » i » » < I I ( » I share of the state money for tlie state highway and its share of the county bond is sue. The commissioners re port that the best of feeling prevailed. .4 COAL TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR RAILROAD FIRST STEP TOWARD COM MANDEERING THE FUEL SUPPLY Further Steps to be Taken Soon Roads Must Be Kept Going—the Needs of Consumers Will be Taken Care of Later by the Na tion. (1. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 11—The full power of the government was exert ed today to solve the coal shortage problem when the first commandeer ing order was issued. Under the order issued by Dr. Harry A. Garfield, fuel administrator, the Pennsylvania railroad which serves 700 mines, will be supplied by the bituminous producers on a pro rata basis. The fuel needed by the Pennsyl vania system must be furnished at the prices fixed by the government. In some instances coal consignments under contract for delivery to other industries will bo interferred with by today's order. "The railroads must be kept run ning," said the fuel administration in an official statement. "The fuel ad ministration suggests that operators withhold coal from persons and cor porations needing it least and that they attend particularly to supplying the needs of roads other than tlie Pennsylvania." At the same time the fuel adminis tration gave warning that another or der is in preparation that will com mandeer coal f r all other important railroad systems of the nation. This will be followed by a third order commandeering fuel for commercial use. The needs of the government will be cared for first. Complaints have been registered that the railway companies were con fiscating coal to the disadvantage of private consumers. The fuel adminis tration took today's step in order to stop confiscation and place the pro vision of coal for railroads on a sys tematic basis. According to the fuel administra tion announcement this act will in a measure relieve the coal car shortage. It is expected that within two weeks time coal provisions will have been made for all roads. First general increase in the sched ules of coal prices fixed by President Wilson in August were announced by the fuel administration this afternoon. Increases were granted in the Ken tucky, Tennessee and Virginia fields where operators complained that the prices set by the president were too low to allow them to operate at a profit. The new schedule of prices for these states follow: For run of mine $2.40, former price $ 2 . 00 . For prepared sizes $2.65, former price $2.25. For slack or screenings $2.15, for mer price $1.75. • • • Local coal prices have been cut a dollar a ton In Twin Falls but the problem of a full supply for the win ter still confront s the deale rs. German Naval Revolt Regarded as Serious American Officer Says That While Suppressed It Marks Beginning of The End. WASHINGTON. Oct. 11—American naval circles today were anxiously seeking further information about the mutiny in the German navy. The ad mission that one had taken place made in the reichstag yesterday hy Minister of Marine Capelle, was con sidered most significant. Naval re volts have been very few In history. It was pointed out. Naval men are ex tremely free from agitation that makes for unrest. In discussing ono of the latest developments one of the high est officials of the navy department said today: PROVINCES ARE IN WAY OF THE GERMAN PEACE CHANCELLOR DECLARES FOR RETENTION OF ALSACE AND LORRAINE 3 eace Delegates Plot His Downfall Much Suffering From Cold in Ber lin-Report of Big Conference Between Central Rulers Re ceived. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) BERNE, Oct. 11—A severe obstacle to the early peace negotiations is seen in the announcement of the Ger man chancellor that Germany will not relinquish Alsace Lorraine. Dip lomats who studied carefully the dec laration of Dr. Michaelis in the reich stag on Tuesday said today that, in their opinion, this is the nearest Ger many has yet come to making public any of her peace terms. With France committed to the res toration of Alsace I-orraine and the German government on record for the retention of these provinces, a dead lock in the peace situation seems in evitable for the time being. A delayed dispatch from Berlin said that the political debate in the reich stag executive committee would be resumed today. A movement is reported under way in the reichstag, backed by a number of deputies, to compel the resignation of Chancellor Michaelis and reinstate Prince von Buelow, who formerly held that post. During proceedings in the reichstag on Tuesday oral attacks were made AMSTERDAM, Oct. 11—Keen suf fering has been entailed in Berlin by the government decree that, no coal fires for other purposes than cooking may be lighted before October 15. Germany is now feeling the first touch of winter weather. WASHINGTON. Oct. 11—Official Washington is daily becoming more confident of assistance in the winning of the war from internal unrest in the German empire. Members of the president's cabinet and other high of ficials who are kept informed of the secret communications which reach the American capital through diplo matic and secret service channels say that a new movement is being felt within the central powers which is steadily gaining in strength. The new element in the war situ ation is known as the southwestern movement. It springs from the peo ple of Bavaria, Hungary and the oth er lesser provinces and minor king doms in the southwestern part of the Fan-German domain. Considerable reliance is being placed upon it to gather sufficient strength to embar rass the Prussian military party. A Geneva dispatch received yester day said that a conference regarding new peace terms had been called in Servia and would be attended by the monarchs and cabinets of Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey. Today's dispatches report heavy fighting at two points on the French front with slight advantage to the al lies and quiet on the English, Russian and Italian fronts. Premier Kerensky again pledged support to the allies today. State and U. S. Land Officials Visit Salmon Opportunity Offered for Full and Complete Understanding of Matters Connected with Water Question— Meeting at Hollister Monday. Under instructions from Governor Alexander, notice has been given ia previous editions of the TIMES and by posters, that the Idaho State Land Hoard, accompanied by U. S. Land Commissioner Tollman, would be in Hollister on Monday and Tuesday, October 15th and Kith, for the pur pose of conference with the settlers on the Salmon River tract. Notice Is also desired to he given of a public meeting to he held In the high school auditorium at Hollister, at 1 o'clock p. in- sharp, of Monday, Octo ber 15, at which the land board and Commissioner Tollman will he present. A message from Hon. M. C. Stoll, register state land board, dated yes terday. advises the TIMES that Hon. Clay Tallman. commissioner general land office, was to arrive in Boise last night; and that, with the state land hoard, he would he at Oakley on the 12th and 13th insL, and at Hollister on the 15tk and 16th.