Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adams County Makes the News - Adams County Leader #34

The Adams County Leader        Published Weekly On Friday
Wm. Lemon Editor and Manager
Member State Editorial Association 
Member National Editorial Association
Official Paper of Adams County Price $2.00 Strictly in Advance

July 26, 1929

Never before in the history of the world has the progress of Medical Science been so rapid.  One important discovery after another has been made which will have a far-reaching effect upon the health and well being of mankind.  As a result of this worldwide medical research, Science has discovered that good health is largely governed and maintained by three vital organs and fluids of the body.  These are: the liver, the blood, and the endocrine glands.  What is more important, we have learned that these basic elements can be stimulated and invigorated by certain basic elements.  One of America’s leading bio-chemists succeeded in combining these basic elements in one formula—which may well be considered one of the greatest health-giving remedies of the age.  It is called Sargon.  The formula for Sargon Soft Mass Pills are the property of the Sargon Laboratories and can be obtained by no other firm or individual in the world.  This new scientific treatment has been acclaimed by druggists throughout America as a triumph in the field of medicine.

February 22, 1929

After a casual observation of women’s activities in Council, it is noted that there about six organizations wholly under control of women of the town and all six are “going strong”—Witness, Worthwhile Club, Women’s Auxiliary, P.T.A., Royal Neighbors, Rebekahs, and Ladies' Aid.  Each of the organizations just named are officered by energetic enthusiastic women who make things go.  They are not turning the world over—don’t expect to, but they are keeping the women’s part of Council affairs “on the map.”

And we’re just wondering about the men.  They do manage to keep three lodge organizations going—the Woodmen, Odd Fellows, and Legion.  But they haven’t the pep or whatchamacallit to keep any sort of community improvement organization going.  They have a Chamber of Commerce organization, but it is lifeless and seems to be on the way to “innocuous desuetude.”  We are just wondering, what’s the matter?

March 22, 1929

San Diego, Calif. March 12, 1929
Editor Adams County Leader, Council, Idaho
Dear Sir:
Being a pilgrim in a foreign land, I welcome the arrival of the Leader; of course it don’t take me long to read it, but the keenest enjoyment necessarily can’t last long.  I see where you said things could be worse, that they might take to holding beauty contests for men, or words to that effect.

Why not hold a beauty contest for men?  Take Council, for instance.  Of course, you would have to bar Jim Winkler or else there would be no contest.  After barring Jim, you would have a line-up left that would be worth going miles to see.  Among those eligible would be Dale Donnelly, Carl Swanstrom, Professor Figley, William Lemon, Bob Young, Stanfield, Bill Winkler, Bert Hagar, Bill Camp, Dad Perkins, and if I knew it would be on the square, I might come up and enter myself.  The proceeds from the zoo to go to the Pinochle widows or some such worthy cause.  I think the idea a good one and no doubt it would be well supported.  Don’t think that this plan is advanced as a subtle way of proving the correctness of Darwin’s theory—it is merely a coincidence, that’s all.  Make it an annual affair and you would attract big game hunters from all over the world.  The money from the moving picture rights would put in a new water system for the city and put a streetlight in front of every City Dad’s house. 

Anyway, you may tell all the people of Council and environs that I would like to see them and that they have my best wishes, and it may be that I can come up and snag a few trout and spin a few yarns this fall.

Yours Respt.,
D. P. Higgs, M.D. 

LOCAL ITEMS 1928 - 1929
The Worthwhile Club voted to assist the Chamber of Commerce to put on the banquet for the basketball teams.  Roll call was responded to by Irish jokes.  A number of Irish songs were sung and several of the members put on funny stunts.  After much fun and laughter during the previous part of the program, it was hard to settle down to listen to a paper on
Capital Punishment.  Next meeting will be held with Mrs. Johnson.

The special train carrying Odd Fellows and Rebekahs to the big doings at New Meadows Saturday night will pass through Council at 5 p. m. according to information given by Claude Ham, noble grand.

Fred Schultz is doing renovating work in the post office room, much to the joy of the post office forces.

You May Have Tuberculosis—Let Your Doctor Decide.  Watch for these danger signs: Too easily tired; loss of weight; indigestion; cough that hangs on.

The mask dance given by the American Legion Friday was well attended by both maskers and spectators.  The maskers were many and varied, and some of them caused much fun and curiosity.  When the masks were removed after the grand march, many were the surprises.

Only two girls in Idaho so far as the Leader knows have managed to resist the vogue to have their hair cut.  Council has the distinction of one and Boise the other.  Miss Gertrude Oylear, now with her mother at Krigbaum’s Camp, and daughter of the well known state Federal law enforcement officer is one of the two, while Miss Pearl Parker, post office clerk at Council, is the other.  Of course there may be others, but this editor doesn’t know them.

Next Tuesday evening will be a red-letter time for husbands of these beautiful ladies of the Worthwhile Club.  Said husbands may have wondered many times during the past year what it is all about—this club business—but now they are going to be shown.  It is the first annual banquet in honor of the husbands of club members.

“Windmills of Holland” An Operetta in Two Acts Presented by the Music Department of the Council High school at the People’s Theatre.  Charlotte Lemon, Accompanist.

Church Notes:  The C. E. Party Monday night was the first of several planned.  Starting modestly, this was an invitation affair, although a welcome was accorded a few who came without invitations.  Games were followed by refreshments, and the committee is to be commended for trying to make the event agreeable to all in an orderly way.  Two or three seem to have taken advantage of the fact that no chaperone was present.  This will not be repeated as dates will be arranged so that the committee may have the benefit of the presence of some who are older. 

compiled by Eberle Umbach


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