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Idaho 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Part 39

Idaho Newspaper clippings March 8-11, 1919

Photos courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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March 8

Evening Capital News., March 08, 1919, Page 1


19190308ECN2Army Of 509,909 Men Will Be Retained

19190308ECN3Yankee Battle Casualties Total 240,197, March Says; 1,613,000 Troops Discharged, 354,824 Oversea Men Home
Staff Chief Says Army Strength Not to Be Reduced Under 500,000 Till Congress Enacts Permanent Status; 1,390,000 Americans Were in Action Against Boche; 339 Army Suicides, Rate Less Than Civilian

Washington, March 8. — The war department will hold an army of 509,909 until congress provides otherwise, Chief of Staff March Announced today.

This army will not be reduced under any circumstances, March stated, until congress passes a law outlining the permanent military organization. He declared that the United States could not get along with a small army. This is the strength asked by the war department in the military bill which failed to pass congress.

The total American battle casualties during the war were 240,197, March announced. Americans who took part in action against the enemy in France numbered 1,390,000, he added. These included: 1,100,000 divisional troops, including replacements; 440,000 corps and army troops; 50,000 in the service of supply.

When questioned later regarding whether drafted men would be held in the army contemplated, March explained the war department hopes resumption of enlistments will provide the specific strength.

Demobilization figures given by General March show 419,555 men sailed for the United States up to March 3, and 334,824 had landed in the United States up to March 7. The number demobilized is now 1,613,000.

March stated battle casualties including killed, wounded, missing in action and prisoners by division were as follows: …

Reduce Hospital List

On Nov. 11 the A. E. F. had in hospital 198,448 men, General March stated. By Feb 20 this number had been reduced to 81,281. Army suicides were less than the proportion in civil life, as revealed by census statistics, he said. Up to Feb. 21 army suicides totaled 339, of which 193 were in the United States and 146 overseas.

General Pershing has been authorized to start enlistments, it was said. As men enlist for the regular army they will be assigned to the A. E. F. to relieve men enrolled for the emergency. …

source: Evening Capital News. (Boise, Idaho), 08 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Evening Capital News., March 08, 1919, Page 5

Around Boise Valley Loop


Jim Butts, who has been ill for some time, is able to be out again.
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The eighth grade enjoyed a party Friday evening at the Neils Cristensen home.

Levi Reynolds who was so severely injured Thursday in a well on the S. D. Little ranch when a bucket filled with sand hit him on the head and knocked him unconscious, is improving.
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Mrs. James Mead is much improved from her long illness and able to sit up a short while each day.

The Helping Hand society met with Mrs. Lillegard Wednesday. The entertainment and bazaar they were planning to give March 14 was indefinitely postponed on account of bad roads.

(ibid, page 5)
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Evening Capital News., March 08, 1919, Page 7

“Flu” Remedy Gone?

Seventy gallons of whiskey was added to the flow of the Boise river Friday evening. Sheriff Pfost, acting under instructions of the court, having emptied into the sewer, one 10-gallon keg, two smaller kegs, and 12 quart bottles of some excellent smelling juice which had been held in the court house storage room for some months but finally served as silent testimony in court and was sentenced to extermination.

(ibid, page 7)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 08, 1919, Page 1


Lift Influenza Ban Next Monday
Conditions In Moscow So Much Improved High School And Shows To Open

The influenza ban will be lifted, at least in part, next Monday. High school will open Monday and the theatres will be permitted to open under restrictions. These are that every alternate row of seats be left unoccupied and that no minors be admitted. It is undecided yet whether the grade schools will be opened. No church services of any kind will be held tomorrow.

The decision to permit the theatres to open Monday will be received with joy by many. The Kenworthy has that great picture “The Fall of the Barbary Coast” billed for Monday evening and had expected a large attendance. As no one under 16 will be permitted to attend this show, the order forbidding any but adults attending will not affect the attendance.

Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, gave out the following statement today:

“The high school situation seems decidedly improved there being few cases reported among those students during the last three days. We are still in hopes that there will be no more cases among them and we will be able to open high school Monday.

“It is more doubtful about the grade schools, as four families developed the flu yesterday with from one to four children in each. Flags have been put up yesterday and today at the following places: John Oberg, W. C. Johns, Frank Christenson, C. A. Stenger, Rev. Becks, Dr. John Thompson, J. E. Lewis; Rosnage, E. Third; Mrs. Gadner; S. Adams’ Smith, 803 E. 6th; an apartment at the Inland rooming house. All homes, where there is sickness, will continue to be quarantined, until their physician determines whether it is flu or not.”

Later – The school board announces the high school will open Monday but the grade schools will not open until announced in The Star-Mirror.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 08 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 08, 1919, Page 3

City News

Word has been received that Miss Adaline Hupp, who is teaching at Grangeville, has been quite ill of influenza, but is now recovering.

Miss Mary A. Evans, who has been acting as nurse six weeks in Colfax, returned today to her home at Moscow.

Mrs. P. G. Beck, east of Moscow, was taken to the hospital today being in very ill health. Her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hunter, is also here on business.
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The Kenworthy


(ibid, page 3)
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Cascade 1918


compiled by by Rosemary Hoff, Photo Slide Credits Photographs used by permission from the following Valley County pioneer women: Marilyn Kerby Callendar Whitson, Frances Kerby Coski, Eileen Scott Evans, Eleanor Morgan Manning, Donna Morgan Peterson

source: Hoff Phenomenology Research Pioneer Life Photo Essay
[hat tip to SMc]
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March 9

Evening Capital News., March 09, 1919, Page 4



Mrs. Claude E. Thomas died of pneumonia following influenza Monday, only a few days after her child was born.

J. M. Hill was take to the local hospital seriously ill with tuberculosis Tuesday. His one-year-old babe, who had been ill with bronchial pneumonia, died the same evening.

D. H. H. Lamb came home this week from Chicago, where he purchased an X-ray equipment and where he took a two week’s postgraduate course in surgery.

source: Evening Capital News. (Boise, Idaho), 09 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Evening Capital News., March 09, 1919, Page 10

Around Boise Valley Loop


Chief of Police Larry Maloney is reported ill.
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Mrs. Earl Gilbert and children, who have been quite ill, are reported to be much improved.

The Freshman class entertained the junior class at the high school last night at a party.
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Dr. Spencer of Boise was a Star visitor yesterday.
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John Menucer who has been quite ill with influenza is able to be out again.

Fed Hartly is quite ill at a Boise hospital with pneumonia.

Mrs. Frank Taylor who has been ill the past week with tonsillitis is much improved.

(ibid, page 10)
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Challis, Idaho 4th of July Parade, 1919 (4)


Photo courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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March 10

Evening Capital News., March 10, 1919, Page 1


No “Sleeping Sickness” In San Francisco

San Francisco, March 10 — There have been no cases of “sleeping sickness” in the San Francisco, according to City Health Officer Dr. Wm. Hassler.

“Sleeping sickness” has been reported from different parts of the country and is said to follow an attack of Spanish influenza. During the sickness the victim is known to sleep some times several week, being aroused only to take nourishment.

source: Evening Capital News. (Boise, Idaho), 10 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Sleeping Sickness

Trypanosomiasis, human African (sleeping sickness)

Sleeping sickness is caused by parasites transmitted by infected tsetse flies and is endemic in 36 sub-Saharan African countries. Without treatment, the disease is considered fatal.

more info: WHO
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Evening Capital News., March 10, 1919, Page 4

Little News of Boise

Many Attend

There was a big increased attendance at the Sunday schools in Boise Sunday as a result of the movement of “Go to Sunday school,” for March 9. The total increase in all Sunday schools ranged from 50 to 60 percent and at some of the schools the attendance more than doubled.
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Called by Illness

Mrs. R. J. Cluen has been called to California by the serious illness of her sister, who lives at San Diego. She expects to be in the south for a month.

(ibid, page 4)
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Evening Capital News., March 10, 1919, Page 5


Paul Holt left today for Trinidad, Colo., called by the illness of his father, who had influenza, which developed into pneumonia.
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Dr. Dresser, dentist at 504 Overland building, who was ill the past summer and fall, wishes to announce to his patients that he has now resumed his practice.
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Ten Tons of Clothing Wanted By Red Cross

Ten tons of used clothing for the distressed people of Europe, excepting the central powers, has been asked of the Boise Chapter of the Red Cross. The call was received at headquarters this morning. Mrs. Harvey M. Short has been made chairman of this collection committee and the drive will open March 24.

Six hundred tons of clothing is to be raised by the Red Cross throughout the country, and the 10 tons is the assignment to the Boise chapter. The amount asked is twice as much as was formerly requested in any one drive in this country, and the report states a careful survey of conditions and the clothing is needed to alleviate suffering.

(ibid, page 5)
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Evening Capital News., March 10, 1919, Page 7

Around Boise Valley Loop


J. M. Anderson has recovered from an illness of several weeks.

(ibid, page 7)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 10, 1919, Page 1


Influenza Ban May Be Raised Soon
High School Opened For Examination Today – Eighth Grade Tomorrow

The influenza situation shows marked improvement. There are a few new cases but they are mild and a number of those who were sick have recovered and are out again. Today the high school was open for examinations and the eighth grade will have examinations tomorrow, beginning at 9 o’clock. It is hoped that all grades may resume work Wednesday. The announcement will be made in tomorrow’s paper. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, makes the following statement today:

It is reported that a few parties are breaking the quarantine regulations by going back and forth from their homes without having a permit from the attending physician. I wish to state that this will not be permitted. There is a city ordinance providing a heavy fine for such an offense.

The cases of influenza in town are not confined to the school children alone. A good many adults are now down with the disease. Let us be careful of congregating in crowds or having any unnecessary social gatherings. Parents of children attending school should be especially careful as they may contract the disease and carry it home to the children, thereby helping to continue the condition which may necessitate the closing of our schools for the remainder of the year.

Cards were put at the following places Sunday and today: Mattson, 443 Lewis St.; Boswick, Polk St.; Carlson, 705 East Eighth St.; Idaho Apartments; Scott, 221 South Ashbury; Snooks, 915 East Sixth St.; Hatfield, 320 Second St.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 10 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 10, 1919, Page 3

City News

The Rebekah lodge will not hold their meeting Tuesday evening as had been planned.
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No Chamber of Commerce Meeting Tomorrow

Owing to the influenza situation there will be no meeting of the chamber of commerce tomorrow (Tuesday). Dr. Adair thinks it safer to not hold this meeting. Unless otherwise notified the regular meeting will be held one week later.

(ibid, page 3)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 10, 1919, Page 4

Millions Produced By Idaho’s Mines
Despite War Conditions The Record For 1918 Was Little Below Average

Despite several causes which retarded production, the mineral output of Idaho mines during the year 1918 was not so far below previous years as had been expected, says the annual report of Robert N. Bell, state inspector of mines, just issued. The slackened out put started with the early months of the year when severe floods in the Coeur d’Alene district interrupted railway transportation for two or three weeks and partially destroyed several miles of track on two important railroads.

The Slack market for zinc ore, and the extreme scarcity of labor, especially good miners, the report says, together with influenza troubles and the sudden collapse of the lead market in December, resulted in a decided decrease in total mineral yield for the year …

(ibid, page 4)
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Clark Fork, Idaho (1)


Photo courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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March 11

The Idaho Republican. March 11, 1919, Page 3



The E. E. Bingham family are all able to be around again after recovering from the influenza.

Mrs. H. A Johnson and Mrs. H. C. McGonagle attended the teachers’ association at Blackfoot Saturday.
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Men Strike At Mackey Dam

A strike among the thirty workmen employed at the Mackay dam was called last Saturday. The men had been getting $4.25 for nine hours’ labor. After the men started the agitation, the company laid off the entire number and on Monday morning, those who returned to work were paid 40 cents per hour for ten hours’ work.

source: The Idaho Republican. (Blackfoot, Idaho), 11 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Republican. March 11, 1919, Page 5

Inland Northwest

The little town of Avon, Mont., and the surrounding country is experiencing a severe epidemic of influenza. At least 75 cases are reported and many families have several ill.

Seventy dollars in fines, the smallest amount on record in the city of Anaconda, was collected during the month of February by the police magistrate. The passing of the saloon is the reason given for the lack of crime.

(ibid, page 5)
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The Idaho Republican. March 11, 1919, Page 7

In The Gem State

Under an order issued by Governor Davis a few days ago, all troop trains passing through Idaho from the east will be stopped at Lava Hot Springs long enough to permit the soldiers to take a plunge. The springs are under state control.

Local men are continuing to pour into Pocatello from home camps and overseas. Pocatello was represented in the service by more than 1000 men and eight or ten physicians. The men are being supplied with employment as fast as they return, and so far have lost little time in discarding uniform for work clothes.

On March 1, Forest Ranger Hedrick reported to Superintendent Grandjean of the Boise forest the following snowfall: Cottonwood, 36 inches; Loman, 39 inches; Idaho City, 48 inches; Smith’s Prairie, 36 inches; Atlanta, 50 inches; Overlook Mine, 90 inches; Featherton, seven feet, and it is still snowing.
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Upper Presto

Mrs. Orson Landon is recovering from a two-weeks’ attack of influenza-pneumonia. A trained nurse, Miss Knoles, cared for her.

Sam Sibbett is ill with influenza at this writing.

Miss Knoles, the nurse, is visiting at the home of E. W. Hansen.

The stormy weather recently has made the roads impassible with automobiles in the lane running east and west from Presto to Firth. It has been necessary for travelers to go by way of Basalt.
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Mrs. Dora Larsen has been ill for the last few days.

Mrs. Lee Staples is suffering with a very bad sprained foot.

(ibid, page 7)
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The Idaho Republican. March 11, 1919, Page 8


A parent-teachers’ meeting was held at the high school building last Wednesday evening. Timely topics of immediate importance were discussed by both teachers and parents. Not as many parents were present as should have been. All parents should attend these parent-teachers meetings which are held once a week; if they are at all interested in the education of their children as they should be.
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Young Man Dies

The funeral services of Leonard Troutner were held at the family home Tuesday, March 4 and the body was laid to rest in the Springfield cemetery.

Leonard was the twenty-four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Troutner of Pingree and death claimed the young man February 27, after suffering very hard with influenza-pneumonia for twelve days.

Deceased is survived by his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Fisher of Dennison, Ia., Mrs. Fred Baird of Springfield, Mrs. H. H. Wensel of Pony, Mont. and L. J. Troutner of Windsor, Colo and P. H. Troutner Jr., who is training with an aero squadron at Indianapolis, Ind. All were home to attend the funeral with the exception of Mrs. Fisher, who was unable to leave her husband, who was suffering with influenza at the time. …

(ibid, page 8)
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Bonners Ferry Herald. March 11, 1919, Page 1


Bonners Boy Dies In New York
Charles P. Zimmerman Passes Away This Morning Aboard U S. Hospital Ship
Death Due to Diphtheria
Was On Way Home After Active Service In the Great War

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zimmerman received a telegram this morning from the war department telling of the death of their son, Charles, at 5:30 o’clock this morning on board a hospital ship in the New York harbor.

The message came as a great shock in the Zimmerman family and to the hosts of friends of Charles Zimmerman and his family as no one had any intimation that he was sick and his last letters had told how good he was feeling and expressing wonder at being kept in the hospital.

… The Zimmerman family have but little information regarding the circumstances of their son’s death. The telegram advised that Charles died this morning at 5:30 o’clock on the U. S. Hospital ship, Robert M. O’Reilly, at Pier 45, North River, New York, of heart block, due to toxaemia from diphtheria. The remains will be shipped here for burial. …
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Many To Attend Big Banquet

The banquet of the business men and citizens of Bonners Ferry and the surrounding country, which was to have been held last week, is to be served tomorrow night at the I. O. O. F. hall by W. W. Ferbrache. …

source: Bonners Ferry Herald. (Bonners Ferry, Idaho), 11 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Bonners Ferry Herald. March 11, 1919, Page 2

Idaho News Paragraphs
Recent Happenings in This State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers

The influenza situation at Moscow is so much improved that the city health officer announces that the high school will be permitted to open and that picture shows may resume by admitting only adults and occupying only every alternate row of seats.

Coeur d’Alene mine owners announce that wages of miners will be reduced one dollar a day, to take effect March 16. This cuts the war bonus from $1.75 a day to 75 cents a day, and miners hereafter will be paid $4.25.

(ibid, page 2)
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Bonners Ferry Herald. March 11, 1919, Page 4

Local Pick-ups

Owing to the death of Charles F. Zimmerman there will be no meeting of the Altar society this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Maness were in the city a few days this week, visiting with friends. They have been making their home at Troy, Mont., and left yesterday morning for the Peace River country, Alberta, where they will reside this spring and summer with their son-in-law, C. R. Solomon. Mrs. Solomon died of the Spanish influenza this winter.

A young man by the name of Alec Leaper was arrested at Meadow Creek Saturday by Deputy Sheriff Bangs on the charge of disturbing the peace. Leaper’s trouble came about through his interfering with the Meadow Creek school teachers, it is said. He was arraigned before Probate Judge Henderson and found guilty. He was given a fine which was remitted on his promise of good behavior.
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Copeland News Notes

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Dehlbom has been quite sick with pneumonia but at present writing is improving.

Mrs. N. R. Selover is still confined to her bed with sickness from which she suffered most of last fall and all of this winter.

(ibid, page 4)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 11, 1919, Page 1


Moscow’s Schools To Open Tomorrow
Ban Has Been Lifted And All Schools Will Be Open Wednesday Morning

The influenza situation in Moscow is so much better that all schools will open tomorrow morning. This, of course, does not mean that all restrictions are off or that there is no longer need for care and caution. In fact it means the reverse. If the schools are to remain open the utmost care must be used to prevent the disease reappearing or spreading through Moscow. The utmost diligence will be exercised at the school and every pupil will be watched and sent home if he or she shows any sign of the disease or any other disease. L. F. Parsons, of the city school board, gave out the following statement:

All city schools will open tomorrow.

Late this afternoon Dr. Adair advised the school board that he would permit the opening of the schools, provided that the following regulations were carried out:

First, that the temperature of every child would be taken twice a day, and any person showing any rise in temperature or any other indications of illness would be sent home, and kept under observation until such as it could be determined whether or not they were infected with the influenza, and he also requested that the superintendent and teachers advise him of any and all parents who appeared as willfully sending their children to school when they were not well, or when there were other members of the family sick.

Dr. Adair states, that there is a considerable amount of influenza in the city, and several new cases have been reported today, and it will only be possible to keep the schools open by the hearty cooperation of the parents.

The parents can assist to a very considerable extent by not permitting any of their children to attend school unless they are perfectly well, and they must not send children to school when other members of the family are ill. They can assist further by restricting them from going to public places, and they themselves by staying away from attending unnecessary gatherings. School children are prohibited from attending picture shows, dances, ball games, class parties, church and Sunday school.

A member of the school board in speaking of the school situation, stated that should the schools be closed again it would be necessary to close them for the year, while every endeavor will be made to give the graduating class of the high school the necessary work, nevertheless, the balance of the pupils will undoubtedly be deprived of half year’s work in the event the schools are closed again.
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High Schools of Idaho Play Here
Basket Ball Tournament Dates Fixed for March 20-21 to Bring Crowd

It is believed that the basket ball tournament to be held here March 20 and 21, instead of 13-14, as at first planned, will bring many high schools to Moscow to decide which team is the champion in playing basket ball. Indications are that both north and south Idaho will be well represented.

The university is still absolutely free of the disease and, by changing the dates to March 20-21 there is a strong probability that the tourney can be held.

Intense interest in the meet is prevalent in south Idaho. The southeastern section is the scene of a lively scrap centering around Blackfoot and Sugar City, but including a half dozen other strong contenders for the district championship.

In the central section Gooding puts up a high claim for honors.

The additional week will give the south Idaho teams plenty of time to settle district honors beyond a doubt. The keen competition in that part of the state indicates that the teams from below the mountains will fight hard for the pennant in the finals at Moscow.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 11 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 11, 1919, Page 5

City News

Herbert Johnson, who has been suffering an attack of the influenza at the home of his mother, Mrs. Frank A. Johnson on East A street, is now convalescent and went to his home at Joel today.

The Idaho Garage today received two carloads of automobiles, … One car is loaded with Oldsmobile touring cars from Lansing, Michigan, and the other is loaded with Chevrolet cars from the California distributing center. Mr. A. S. Frost, the manager of the Idaho Garage, will begin unloading the cars tomorrow. These are the first of several carloads that Mr. Frost expects to receive in the near future.
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Notice to Patrons.

All the schools will open tomorrow morning, March 12. In the high school the report cards will be given out and program arranged for the second semester in the forenoon. Recitations will begin in the afternoon. Hence it is important that every high school student should be present if possible.

In the fourth to seventh grades inclusive final examinations will be given in grammar.

High school students are requested to come at 8:00; Irving school pupils are requested to come at 8:30; Whitworth pupils are requested to come at 8:45. Will the parents kindly see that their children arrive at the various school according to this schedule as this will facilitate the matter of taking every individual’s temperature as required by the health officers.

J. H. Rich, Supt.

(ibid, page 5)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 11, 1919, Page 3

They Got Water and Coffee
All Because One of Their Comrades Knew a Whole Lot About Mules

Paris. — There are few people who can understand temperamental disposition of a mule, much less cope with it. Corporal Bert L. Jennings, Jr., of the Marine corps could do both. As a consequence he and Sergeant Claude A. Miller were able to furnish an exhausted battalion of men with hot coffee and give them strength to clinch their victory in the Chateau-Thierry sector.

It was on a night near the end of the war that Jennings and Miller braved the torrent of a German barrage and drove two carts of water and hot coffee through the clouds of poison gas and bursting shells to the Second battalion of the Fifth marines, who were holding a section of Belleau wood against a terrific German counter-attack.

They brought the first load through safely and were about to return for more when a shell fragment cut the harness of one of the mules and he escaped. Jennings started in pursuit but the animal seemed to fear him and would not let him approach. Then the freckle-faced farm lad from Wisconsin realized that it was his gas mask that frightened the mule. Despite the poisonous gas heavy around him, he drew a deep breath, jerked the mask from his face and approached the animal, which immediately recognized him and submitted to control. Then he replaced his mask and the corporal and sergeant continued to carry out their perilous mission.

(ibid, page 3)
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American soldiers wearing M2 gas masks in a frontline trench
(1919 postcard image) By Chicago Daily News – Postcard published in the United States in 1919. Obtained from:  Public Domain, (link)
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Evening Capital News., March 11, 1919, Page 3


Popular Priest Leaves For Twin Falls Pastorate
Rev. Remi S. Keyzer Bids Farewell to Boise — Former Rector of St. John’s Cathedral — Now Pastor St. Edward’s Parish

… During his ministry in Boise Father Keyzer has interested himself in a quiet way in work for the relief of the needy, in which he has cooperated with the Associated Charities and the social service department of the Catholic Woman’s league. In September, 1918, he was elected vice-president of the Associated Charities of Boise. He has been a daily visitor at St. Alphonsus hospital and of much comfort to the many inmates of that institution. During the influenza epidemic his services were invaluable. …

Due to his convalescence from a recent illness, Father Keyzer has been able to see and bid good-bye to but a few of his many friends and associates, but he leaves for all a cordial invitation to call on him in his new home in Twin Falls. …
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Health Notes

by M. S. Parker

Idaho, truly the “Gem of the Mountains,” is really one of the healthiest commonwealths in this union, but even in this state there is a need of greatly improved health conditions.

This is an age of general conservation and in the great evolutionary plan health conservation should be one of the first things to be given a large measure of consideration.

The mortality among children in this country from preventable diseases is appalling. The state and the nation should do vastly more to safeguard the health and lives of our boys than they have every before done.

No doubt many of the 1035 people who died from tuberculosis in Idaho the last five years could have been saved had the state had institutions especially constructed and equipped to handle victims of this disease.

The average length of human life is quite rapidly increasing owing to the fact that man is becoming more and more concerned about his health and is doing more than ever to protect it. He can practically free himself from germ diseases if he will go about it in the right way and stick to his program.

source: Evening Capital News. (Boise, Idaho), 11 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Evening Capital News., March 11, 1919, Page 4

South Boise

Mrs. A. O. Mans on the Mesa, who has been very ill, is reported much improved in health.

The South Side Improvement club met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S. G. Knight, on Broadway. After the regular order of business was disposed of, Miss Jupe made a talk along the line of open air schools and the great importance of the home nurse. …

(ibid, page 4)
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Evening Capital News., March 11, 1919, Page 6

Little News of Boise

Twenty-Five In Hospital

There are now 25 patients in the county hospital, 24 of whom are males and one female. Conditions at the hospital are good as is shown by the report of Duncan Johnson, the superintendent, made today to the county commissioners.

(ibid, page 6)
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Evening Capital News., March 11, 1919, Page 12


(ibid, page 12)

Further Reading:

Spanish Influenza of 1918, Part 1: The First Six Weeks of Epidemic in the United States, Sept. to Oct. 1918

Posted on Wed, 3/18/2020 by William Stearns

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Spanish Influenza of 1918, Part 2: The Rapid Spread of the Epidemic in the United States, Oct. to Dec. 1918

Posted on Mon, 3/30/2020 by William Stearns

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The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918–1919:

A Digital Encyclopedia Largest digital collection of newspapers, archival manuscripts and interpretive essays exploring the impact of the epidemic on 50 U.S. cities (Univ. of Michigan).


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