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The Idaho Free Press, Friday, February M. 1975-10 At arm's length The day cupid did his thing i^t'"" 1 }"* p a p e r doil '' some stick-on II-r family bailor cupids and faMoo-much pasle II really wasn'l much ol a Bui 1 was only seven years valentine, now that (think about old and madly in love and the it It was made of red con- sticky offering seemed lo lie llic slruclion paper, a tattered most magnificent gifl I had ever Mil. AM) MILS, llarvc.v Ilnlaikiy, Kuim will liehonored al ;n ,i|icii hmise for Ilicir .idth « editing anniversary. Sunday. Feb. Hi fruin 1 In 3 ji.ni. ul itit'ir home, They «eri' married al (S«TJ;I). K;IIIS;IS. Oil. ·». |!C5. Their children. .Mr. and Mrs. Kny llnlailiiy. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Walkins uf Kiina, Mrs. Wanda Hall of Hoise a n d Hay lloladay o! Meridian, w i l l he liusls fur i h p I'Vfnt. Friends and relatives are invited |{i at- li'iul. IMease omit gifts. Temple ceremony unites King, Lamb SALT LAKE CITY. Utah -- Mrenda King and Kevin Lamb wereunitcdin nuptial rites, Jan. II. in the Salt Lake City Temple at Salt Lake City. Utah. Parents of Ihe bride arc Mr. and Mrs. Doyle D. King of Kuna and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lamb of Mountain Home. The bride chose a white satin, chiffon-ovcrlayed gown with pleated nylon lace and pearl Irihi. .She carried a bouquet of red rosebuds and while carnations with red streamers. .Maid of lionor «as Debm King. Bridesmaids were Joylyn Emmerl and Lana Beus. All attendants wore red and white gingham gowns and carried a long stemed rose. Uestman was Uoyce 1'ost. The wedding reception was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kuna. The bride and bridegroom are both Kuna High School graduates. He is self-employed. They are making their home in Mountain Home. received The object of my af- (ecliiihs was another firsl- grader -- I think his name was Uicky. Al Ihe lime 1 thought I'd simply die if he didn'l speak lo me -- although 1 had no idea what I'd say if he so much as acknowledged my existence. And as Valentine's Day approached, I felt a little like Charlie Brown waiting lo see if THIS year Ihe little red-haired girl will send him a valentine. Finally the big il;iy arrived and we each go I lo open our box full of valeu'ines. I got lots of cards -- one of the rules in my first grade class was t h a t everyone had to give a card to all the kids in (he class. But only one of them really mattered. 1 had lo a d m i t t h a t Ilicky's penmanship left something In be desired, bul after all, it was Ihe thought thai counted. That afternoon during recess, he tripped me on Ihe stairs, and I knew he REALLY liked me. True love takes many forms. . . And later, when he told me 1 didn't throw a hall bad. for a gill I knew I'd found my love al last. A c t u a l l y the relationship ended shortly thereafter Kicky started tripping a new girl in school anil when he pulled her hair al recess, two days in a row, I knew il was a hopeless cause. Bul in spile of his fickle at- lilude, and his nasty comments about "girls." someplace I slill have Ihe sticky old remnants of thai old valentine. Some people think that V a l e n t i n e ' s - D a y is ;\ day reserved for lovers, but when I was in grade school, you would have had a hard time convincing us of that. Valentine's Day was one of the really special holidays and we always began preparations several weeks in advance. I think part of the reason for its popularity was the timing -there jusl aren't any other major holidays between Christmas and Valentine's Day. And six weeks is a long, long lime--if you're a kid. Another reason it was so popular, was that the room- mothers always went out of (heir way to provide us with piles of goodies. · ·-·' Uecorations went up a couple weeks in advance.-- vying with Washington and Lincoln for space -and some years we made valentines as a special class project. Everyone was always very nice to everyone else -- for fear of finding no valentines in their box when (he card opening ceremonies began. One of the first things each kid did was to count all the valentines lo be sure they'd received tine from all the other kids in lhe room. Those valentine boxes were something else. Each of us brought a shoe box from home and decorated il wilh all sorts of tC'reason Photo) BUEXDA AM) KEVIN' f..tMI! .. .shev.as H r c n d a K i n g OES chapter has 51st anniversary MERIDIAN - Members of Chapter No. GG, Order of Ihe Eastern Star celebrated their .list anniversary recently wilh a meeting honoring 35 past matrons .ind patrons The o r i g i n a l emblems, presented by the Boise Chapter \n. fa al Ihe lime of the M e r i d i a n c h a p t e r ' s Big eaters NEW YORK (CPU - Despite rccorrf-hiK/i food prices. Americans ale more in 1974 than in 1973 According lo the US. Department of Agriculture, lhe amount of food consumed by each man. woman and child jumped l.iJper cent in 1974 over the previous year, making it the largest annual increase since 1959. The increase resulted from nigger cnasumption of livestock products and poultry ·· expected tt) average 2 1 per cent higner in 1974 man in 1973. organization, were used for the ceremonies. Also utilized during (he anniversary celebration were Ihe original gavel and altar cloth presented to the chapter by the late Edward and Georgia Way. The original velvet floral cloth was made by former Meridian resident Elmeda Creaser. Sign ripoff CRANSTON, R.I. (UPI) ·- The great traffic sign rip-off is costing U.S. taxpayers $16.5 million annually, ^according to The Rhode Uland Automobile Club. Ripped-off signs to adorn dormitory walls, signs spray- painted with slogans, riddled with bullets and run down by joyriders are vandalism victims from coast to coast, says the AM affiliate. Replacing and restoring deliberately destroyed signs costs an estimated 15 per cent of the nation's $110 million sign maintenance bill. materials. A special incentive was Ihe contest we held to see who had the best box. We would raid our homes lo f i n d some materials for decorating thai no one else would have. Nothing was sacred and we used everything from wallpaper lo carpel scraps for Ihe boxes. One year I used some washers my father had gotten to repair a leaky faucet. They added quite a nice touch, although the reaclion at school wasn'l worth the reaclion at home when Dad found out where they had gone. I tried lo explain that il was all in Ihe name of art and spirit of competition, bul even thai wasn'l enough lo make him forgive me. The school lunch cooks always tried lo fix a special treat for Valentine's Day -- usually white cake wilh pink frosting and candy sprinkles. And a couple of hours later, the room mothers would show up with their treats. The standard fare was red f r u i t punch, heart-shaped cookies with pink or red frosting, cup cakes or little nut cups filled with candy and nuts. As a special touch, the mothers would use white paper doilies instead of napkins. They were pretty to look al, bul not much when it came lo wiping up spills. Some of the kids put cookies or candy hearts in with their valentines and by the end of the day, most of us were feeling a little sick. . . The candy hearts lasted horrible, but each had a message printed on il and we would spend hours trying to decide if [here was any special significance lo the message. The candy people didn't have very creative writers, looking al it from a literary standpoint. The hearts conveyed sentiments like. "Some chick," (yuck), "Sweet baby," "Hi culie," "Whalcha doing?" "Be mine," and that all time favorite, "Hot stuff." It was unreal. By the lime I got to the sixth grade, most of the kids fell they had "matured" to the point that homemade cards were deemed corny, instead of touching. And paper doilies went up in price, and ready-made v a l e n t i n e s were going for a penny a piece. It was eaier (o buy a sackful than lo make your own, but I still missed the nasty smell of white pasle and construction paper. THE HASKKTUAM, HOMECOMING COUHT al Greenleaf Friends Academy, and Ihcir escorts, are lell lo rlghl: Princess KeckiUopper, Harold Snyiier, Queen Sonya Fisher. Vaughn Warren, Princess Beverly Ankfny and David Smilherman. The Ihree girls were nominated by thp basketball players and Ihe queen was announce) and crowned at a recenl baskelball game. Basketball players nominate tamily Q reen i ea j Homecoming court \ l O C l f l V Hy Connie Douly memberof Iheconcert choir and Middtelon. She was robe! by the H-'Vi.W.T (JREENLEAF - Three girls is a player on ihe girl's team representative, Duane nominated by the baskelball baskelball leatn. Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs* players were chosen to be on lhe Miss Fisher was announced Clayton Barnes of CaldweU Yelft basketball homecoming court basketball homecomong queen queen Connie Douly daug'k'ierol at Grcenlcaf Friends Academy. Friday, Jan. 31. The queen was Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doutv of Seniors were Beverly Ankeny, 'crowned by Student Body Boise, presented the cueen'wiitff daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris President Marty Koch, son of the queen's bouquet o f : red* Ankeny of Caldwcll, escorted by Mr. and Mrs Glen Koch of carnations. Dave Smitherman, son of Mr. Valentine traditions traced HOMEDAI.E - For Ihe third consecutive year, a senior boy 1974 . 75 And when I got into high school, and later went to college, Valentine's Day remembrances I received were a bit more sophisticated t h a n those of earlier times. But it's kind of slrange, because neither the roses or the tulips, the fine chocolates or the beautiful necklace, ever had quile lhe effect on me, as that tattered sticky valentine I got in first grade from Ricky the chauvinist. . . and Mrs. Charllon Smitherman of Caldwell: and Sonya Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NEW YORK - The origin of Wallace Fisher of Middleton. Valentine's Day as a traditional csc ° rle(lb y v TMS hn Warrcn - son day for lovers has puzzled of M r ' ancl lrs - llCTr - v Warren historians and lovers alike for " r ( ' rl 'TM«f: and the junior many centuries. Bits of legend ""^dale was Becki Hopper, and folklore have built up "-''"Shier of Prof, and Mrs. around February 14 - ranging James Hopper of Boise. __ _ _ from an early Roman Festival cscorl TM b y " M OTM Snyder, son nas ^en nam(!() mc lo the occult practices of (he of A l r ' alul Mrs Verno " Sn . vder Middle Ages. Valentine's Day »'Ijrcenlcaf. _ ^ has mysteriously spanned the Mlss Anken y s a sixth-year School. He is James Herod centuries. sludenl at Ihe academy, having Winners in other years ws No one is quite certain who a "endcd junior high through p at Garrity and Gregg Cook this St. Valentine was. One h 'S h scnorjl - She is president of legend tells of a Valentine who lhe Pe p cl . uh and is statistician was sentenced lo a martyr's for the junior varsity baskelball dealh in 269 A.D. While im- leam - prisoned, he fell in love with the illss Fisher, attending her jailer's daughter, and before second year at Ihe academy, is a execution, sent a letter lo her Qarnis-a which he signed. "From your OCA l/l(_,C Valentine." Early folklore suggested thai a young girl should eventually MFHIDIAN - The Moririiin marry the firs, eligible male she Chapter No C6 Order o , would lay eyes on that day. This Eastern Slar, and Meridian gradually evolved into the day ,. 0(lgc Xo 47 , A F and M , "TM which a loved one would make | loW their anm|a| g() ., 0nurch his proposal of marriage. Sundav. Feb 16 Then somehow in the 18th They win aU ' d [h Century this day mysteriously scrvic ' e a , |hc M wj '^ became the special opportunity jiclhndisl for loved ones lo show their cov affections by means of gifts and .,( | ne cards. It is this "token of af- Members arc fection tradition that is still food for families and any inv prevalent today. ei-ests Senior boy gains | Family Leader title | lie Temple. :c asked to bring A u s t r i a n s in Hornedale Residents to observe anniversary of settlement iiOMr^DAIjL--"Nothing but "«c ul! thought wo were Icsvinfi tliosc forms Thcv ovon h i H n siiH "i Mim/ii . igtMirusii \viis (fie impression for sonit kino of 3 second couple of cows nnd two horsp^ itn hiirriorl inn if \ tvi · I^WTHCQ jisy f Herod won the honor by'|',,, competing wilh other seniors irt'i -- ,,...,, the written knowledge 1 and'jii; Bell)' Crocker Family Leader of altitude examination Dec. 3. Hei«y Tomorrow al Homedale High, is now eligible for slate and.-i,,i 'L'hool. He is James Herod. national honors and will rcceivepji Winners in other years were a specially designed award fromjji,- General Milts. Inc., sponsor o'fvr,' the annual educational./'' scholarship program. ,".,,,",,., Stale Family Leaders otni|. Tomorrow receive a $l,50p,,,','b college scholajshio while-state.-','^ second place «jnners receive a,.^,; granl of S500. The stale winner,.-.,,,! also earns for ^is school a 20-,^jh volume reference work, "The.i-,r:i Annals of America," fromy.| Encyclopaedia 1 ! Britannica^v · Educational Corp.. \ :l ,^ l In Ihe spring. Sale winners ,-fii and Iheir faculty Advisors will,,,-j,,] be the guests of Geteral Mills omlr.ii an expense-paid-iducationahn lour which wii) include;-/,-^ Washington, D.C., andq^ IVilliamsburg, Va. 'A special.;;,,;'| event of lhe lour is the an-:;u.-ii nouncement of Ihe All'Americani;ii,i: Family Leader of Tpmorrow,.-)::- whose scholarship will be in-..^ ·, creased lo $5.000. Second, lhirdwloi and fourth place winners will-c "j receive scholarship increases to!.'., , S4.000, $3,00p and . $2,000-1,;-.,' respectively. ] , ..,.,.,-. A $1.000 Nutrition Scholarship iiw.i is also available again this year :i. r from General Mills. The winner;,,-:/, of this granl is a participant in,n.i lhe Bell.v Crocker contest who is ,,,·: Jatrrs Herod in 191-1 lo take possession of the "fertile farms" Ihey Inoughl they had purchased. Today, fil years l a t e r , decendanl.s of Ihe .wnj original families lhal came lo Homedale are planning to observe lhe filsl anniversary of the Austrian settlement nith an anniversary dance. II will IIP Saturday. Feb. 13. at the Washington d'rade School Multipurpose room in llnmedale from 9 p m to 12 a.m. The Rally Malys Brothers Orchestra of Klko, Xev. has been engaged to provide music for dancing. Featured vocalist will be Maria Carmen. The group will provide special en- t e r t a i n m e n t during the intermission lime. The event will he open to the public with tickets priced al S3 p?r person. John Kr/esnik is general chairman of the event. The story of the f i r s l Auslian settlement goes back to Feb. 12. I9H in Hock Springs. Wyo. where a group of -10 Auslrians from seven families were preparing to leave for a veritable "i'mmised Land" in Idaho Some time before, three men had arrived in Ihe dirty, squalid coal-mining camp wH.h the story of this Garden ol Eden' II could, Ihey were toid, gel them out of Ihe dust, sweat and tilth of ihe life Ihey were leading ami put them in rich, fertile acres of rolling farmland that were jusl waiting for them to take over. Mr and Mrs Jospeh Dolence were among those who had listened to the slory and had been impressed. Mrs. Dolence, now widowed, is still living in lliimed.ile. Mrs. Dolence said. built and the 40 acres of rich farmland they had cleared and fenced in. They even said that 10 of the -ID acres already had been seeded and that we would be able In harvest a crop shortly after we arrived." There were six families in Kock Springs that had saved enough money, from the hard poor-paying work in the coal mines to make down payments on Ihe "farms." The payments ranged from $500 (o JI.OOO, bul however much it was, Mrs. Dolence recalled, il was every penny Ihey had with Ihe exception of Iheir train fare to this promised land. "You can imagine how we felt about it." Mrs. Dolence said. "This work our men were doing in Ihe coal mines was awful. They would bein Ihe mines from early morning until late al nighl and then they'd jusl make enough lo live on. lei alone save anything. And Ihey weren't used to the work. Back in the old country (not Austria, as it was before World War I and we came from Ihe Baltics), we were all used lo farming. That was all we knew. We hated the way we were living in the mines and when we heard of these wonderful farms jusl wailing for us, we were so happy and excited ' we could hardly wait until we were on our way." They left Kock Springs on a Friday. It was Friday Ihe 13lh. They were tired from days of packing everything they owned for the trip lo Idaho. And when lhe train pulled out nf Kock Springs, on board were six families who were risking everything for a chance to get on fare. All they had left was hope. In Ihe group were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cegnar. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kushlan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dolence. Mr. and Mrs. John Demshar, Mr. and Mrs. James Marchek and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Miklovich. (Mrs. Dolence and Mrs. Demshar are Ihe only two surviving ones and both still live in Homedale. Al Kcmmerer, Wyo.. Mr. and Mrs. Car) Bahems and family joined the group. They stayed overnight in Nyssa. Ore. and early Saturday morning, on Si. Valentines Day, they arrived in Homedale. Whatever menial pictures they had conceived of Homedale from Ihe flowery talk of lhe three promoters who soli) them the farms. Ihey were pretty rudely awakened al their first took al tlomed.ite. Besides Ihe railroad station, there was a hotel, a store, a school, a livery stable wilh a blacksmith shop and lhal was lhal. Besides the few wooden buildings, there was (he sagebrush and the desert. Miles and miles of it. Surely, Ihey told each other, that desolate wasteland must end some place and their 40 acre, fenced-in farms with 10 acres planted must he around the corner or over Ihe horizon or some place. Bul the little group was doomed to further disappointment and disillusion. After plodding through the desert lo Iheir "farms," Ihey found their future homes--"nuilchhouse houses"--four of Ihcm grouped fairly close together and the other five strung out in Ihe endless wastes of sagebrush "1 icmrmliiT." Mrs. Dolence belongings on one wagon we had. "Quit loading." I told Ihcm "We aren't going lo stay here, We're going back (o Rock Springs." As bad as lhe dirty mining camp W'as, she says, it was a paradise compared lo the deserl and sagebrush for which they had Iraded il. Their biggest handicap in Irying lo plan Ihcir firsl moves was that none of them could speak English. And nobody in H o m e d a l e could speak Slovenian The folks in Homedale were nice and did all Ihey could, "we'd all havedied if il weren't forlhcm." bul it was a lung lime before Ihey could even figure mil how they could gel water to their land and take care of (he other preliminary work before they could even think of planting anything, Mrs said. -· ..... MUJM n u i K ; evcrvthjnp was done by hand. . Evenlirally, it started to pav off. But firsl. Ihey had lo "buy" Ineir farms all over again "in »» 'hey all fifed f Q r ^'"land with the stale amd made sure they rcall owned ihe farms they were working so hard to develop. Today, many of the descen- or her stale in lhe overall-.isr/, examination ant.scores highest lie!/ on the included n u t r i t i o n :!,,-;ii questions. IEGAI NOTICE NOTICE TO B'DDERS The Division of Purchasing for the Stale of 'Idaho will ' receive sealed bids it Room 137 ( |- Lcn B. Jordan Biilding, 650 ,, -"-j i v SIM] I. oul compared to (hat "·- for| 5' Itiey arc jusl doing il ne easy way Descendants llv "iB in Homedale include- Tony Jcsenko; Joe Jcsentoi John Jcsenko. Jennie Fisher John Cegnar. Lewis Cegnar' "ary Jesenko. John Kushlan. Lewis Kushlan. Fannie Mrak JoT v Ma , rch *' Jose P hi ^ Jontar. Mrs. Jennie Jcrcb Mrs Jo Todcschi. Mrs. Violel Turner and Larry Bahem following: Scquisilion Number ISS 0857 (6353) lor Blankets at \\ : 00 A.M. For lhe Idaho State S-hool and Hnspilal ,11 Nampa, liaho. A l l bids win be publicly opened and read at lie above time and place. Form: staling 'He condilions must bo secured bi'loro bidding, rtiise arc available (rom Ihe Division ol Purchasing. DAN R. PIUKINGTCN Administrator Division ol Purchasii'g February 13. 14, 15, 197: homes by Ihe bucketful. For a · year the -to pioneers fought the desert, ihe women and children i n c l u d e d . They cleared the sagebrush, dug ditches, met and hallled one obstacle a f t e r another and at long last Ihey were able lo plant some beans and onions. The seed sproulpd and Ihe plants appeared, bul lhal was all. There wasn'l enough water lhal firsl year for Ihe planls lo hear any fruit. Bul the nexl year was belter and lhe year after that slili heller. As Ihey learned more F.nglish and got more water and became more acquainted with Iheir new surroundings, things slowly improved. The ground, Ihey found, was exceptionally rich after il got walcr. They The Feme Beauty Sa'on we/comes back Bobby Kau Ham. 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