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The Adams County Record History Corner by Dale FYsk ' This week I stole some ', material directly from Z an email that somebody i sent to me. Back before . there was a Food &  Drug Administration : and regulation of such ." things, all kinds of substances were sold legally. Metcalfs Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy, and it would also work as a medicinal treatment. Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of its time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry a bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani {the producer) with a Vatican gold medal. Mariani suggested that one should take a full or after, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Fe,00_i! Better Fast! .meal. Children should only take haft a glass. One treatment for Asthma was 40% alcohol, plus 3 grams of opium per tablet. It didn't cure you. But you didn't carel An advertisement (c. 1900) for Cocaine Tablets, said that all stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. It was said to be "Great to smooth the voice." "Stickney & Poor's Pure Paregoic" was a solution of opium for newborns. I'm sure this would make them sleep well. It also contained 46% alcohol. Dose: Five days old, 5 drops--two weeks old, 8 drops--five years old 25 drops-- adults, 1 teaspoon. As the email said, "It's no wonder they were called, "The Good Old Days". From cradle to was stonedl " In going through old issues of the Council newspapers looking for Rodeo royalty for Norma RatcliIYs project, I ran across a few interesting items from the July 29, 1960 issue of the Adams County Leader: Roger Swanstrom was appointed as Senator from Adams County to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Lester C. Palmer. Mr. & Mrs. Kieford Lawrence purchased the Council Hardware stock from Mr. & Mrs. Norman Fliegal. The Fliegals were to "continue with the lumber yard and building business." Hospital admissions: Mrs. Eva Lake of Council, Lyle Hellyer of Council, Mrs. Vera Ludwig of Council, Edith McGinness of Cambri Wa Melody Merritt brought in this picture, taken around the 1950s at Casey's Corral in New Meadows. This is a band her father, Stan Graham, formed, called "Stan the Man & His Jolly Sidekicks." The band: Mary Lee Martin on piano, James Eugene Burtch on bass, Les Day on drums, Stan Graham on guitar, Norman Rutledge on steel guitar! photo by Walt Rubey - Shore Lodge, McCall..Idaho., .0regon andMary. Lee Ma!n: ;who was 15 years old in this picture, lived at Indian Valley. The rest may have been from near Weiser. They performed everywhere between Huntington and McCall. Page 5 Cocaine drops for toothache. This was a popular medicine for children in 1885. Not only did the drops relieve the pain, they made the children very happyI Plummer of Council. "Born to Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ludwig of Council, July 26th, a daughter." "Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Armstrong have purchased the Hattie Finn home. Mrs. Finn and her daughters will make their home in Nampa." Shirlee Krigbaum, age 17, of New Meadows, was the Adams County Rodeo Queen. Three men were killed when a converted B25 bomber crashed and burned in Wildhorse Canyon. The crew was dropping fire retardant on the Big Eckles Creek fire in upper Hells Canyon when the plane caught fire. When the plane crashed it started another fire. "The area is extremely rugged and nearly inaccessible to heavy equipment." [I'm pretty sure parts of that aircraft are still there.] Businesses in Council: The Seven Devils Caf6 & Hotel with "Clean comfortable rooms." "The Hobby Shop"--furniture & wood worling to order, Paul, and.Nlta, Phillips. "osi  .qr, al;, i fused and new cars--over 75 units to choose from, phone A bottle of Bayer's Heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substi- tute for morphine. It was also used to treat chil- dren suffering with a strong cough. 299. Radke Furniture. The Utoco service station. Idaho First National Bank. Council Dry Cleaners. LaFay's Rexall Drug. Muller Insurance Agency. The ID (Idaho Department) Store. Merit Store. Dora J. P. Gerber, dentistry. At New Meadows: Meadows Valley Friends Church, pastor Randall Emry ....... %  Garden Comer Raspberries: ard Onions This week's weather is Therefore, once the the tops off again. My uninspiring. Good thing berries have been picked mother grew a long row I got my trees pruned and the canes begin to of raspberries which and sprayed last week. die, they should be cut served double duty as a I was utterly lacking in out and burned (canes fence. I don't remember anything to write about can harbor diseases), her ever pruning the and was about to take .New shoots will grow bushes, but maybe she a week off when Bill each spring, bearing did. It was my job to Sorenson showed up fruit the following year. pick them. I love fresh with some gardening So I should prune my raspberries, right off booklets. I scanned them new plant twice this the cane, no sugar, no , last night and found year; in the spring, cream. Just berries. tons of information, and cutting it back to two Under no circumstances I'd like to share some of inches above the ground, will I eat canned . what I learned with you. then in the fall topping raspberries (forced upon In the booklet, it to so that the canes me in school lunches. "Pruning trees, shrubs are all about 4 or 5 feet Ickl Red mush with and vines," a Storey tall. I won't get any fruit seeds.) Communications this year, but next year In "All the onions publication, I learned, I will, then should cut and how to grow at last, how to treat the bearing canes out in them," another Storey raspberry and black summer after harvest, publication written by berry canes. Bramble thin canes to 6 inches Betty Jacobs, I learned berries, as they refer apart, and remove any that it is possible to to them, produce fruit short or weak canes, start onions from seed on year old canes. In the fall I am to cut indoors. If your garden has a high altitude/ short season problem. Friday Monday 0 Cattle Sale Butcher Cattle Sale x IO:OO AiM IO:OO AM o nd & 4th Saturday o Pigs, sheep, and goats  "l | 21N4,,1-747,1 loll l Iv(' 1-H1)-i88-442.1  o Heather Lawrence, Dental Hygienist Monte R. D.D.S. with soil, gently tapped When ready to plant down. Sprinkle seeds out, lift them out of the evenly over the soil. soil, rinse them off and Cover the seed with A" trim the roots to /" and sieved soil. They should the tops to 4". Note that all be covered, but not these are not the same deeply. Stand the fiat as onion sets, which in a tub of water and are grown the previous let it absorb the water year and allowed to go up from the bottom. Let dormant, but it sounds the excess water drain like you will achieve out, then cover the fiat similar results as you with first a pane of glass, would planting sets. then a thickly folded In a third Storey newspaper. Turn the booklet simply titled, glass daily. When the "Gardening Answers," onions start to grow, -I found an interesting remove the glass and table listing the newspaper and place hardiness of various the fiat in a shady place garden vegetables. at room temperature. In the column under Keep the soil moist HARDY are asparagus, with bottom watering beet, broccoli, cabbage, until the plants are well chard, carrot, kale, established, at which lettuce, onion, parsnip, point you can sprinkle pea, radish, spinach and them from above. When turnip. The booklet says the plants are thick as a to plant these as soon this method might really pencil, harden them off as the ground can be help a lot. Fill a fiat over the next two weeks, prepared, not waiting "Century Fair The 2012 Washington County Fair has selected it's theme for this year's fair. It is "Century Fair and All Its Flair." It was chosen to help celebrate 100 years of 4-H in Idaho. The winning theme was submitted by Mja Towner from 21st Century Farm Kids 4-H club. We are now looking for a logo to go with the theme. Th6 first place logo entry, goes on the cover of the fair book. by Myma Weikal mweikal@mtecom, net 355-5829 until the last frost. I'm not sure they are familiar with the fickle nature of our local weather conditions, so I advise you to consider your own microclimate and past experience to judge when that might be. Even lettuce, which can take a frost down in the 20's, will succumb, especially when it's a young tender plant, to temperatures in the teens. If you are willing to run out with hot caps if the jet stream should decide to pull in an Arctic front, then by all mean, get started now. Anyway, I am finding lots of great information in these booklets, and it looks like I'll have lots of time to read as long as the weather is going to be this cruddy. Mouch Speciat I_4,h C00,.m 3.00 16 oz. atte Served Hot, Iced, or Blended 253-4309 ? Friday Special Cinamon Roll & 12 oz fresh brewed coffee 7:30 AM- 1 PM Mon-Fri 8 AM -2 PM Sat Ind All Its Flair" Your logo entry must be submitted on a 8Vf'xll" sheet of white paper with Washington County Fair and July 30th - August 4th somewhere on the logo. ANYONE, any age is welcome to submit a logo for the contest. It can be hand drawn or computer generated. It must be submitted by Wednesday April 4th, by 5pm at the Washington County Extension Office, Weiser. 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