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VOLUME XI WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER ¿8, 1922. NUMBER H Christmas Eve was a joyous occa sion in Wisdom when a large audi ence greeted the pupils of the Sun day school and public schools to en joy a splendid program of recita tions and songs. in some respects the entertain ment was not so spectacular as some programs rendered at this par ticular time, but it is doubtful it a more interesting and generally sat isfying program could have been ar ranged, in (¿at each of the little folks had a \speaking” part therein. An ovation was the solo “ My Ro sary” so sweetly sung by Miss Vir ginia Crane, .who came home from Helena where she is attending school this winter to spend the holi days with relatives add friends. The ukeie quartette, Misses Virginia Crane and Hazel Pruttt, Mesdames Will Tovey and Wallace Francis, also proved a happy surprise. Charles Quist as Santa won the plaudits of the vast assemblage and the admiration of the kiddies. Su perintendent Don Anson made fre quent mention during the rendition of the program that “ the man of the hour” was on his way.” \He is leaving Divide” was the first tele gram; then “He is at Ralston’s and \He’s at Squaw Creek now;” later “ Ills sieigh upset just this side o( Steel creek, but he’ll. be here any minute, now,\ served to keep the little ones on their toes. And when he did come amid the cries of “ whoa, my pretty reindeers,\ and the gladsome shouts of the outside watchers and old Santa himself with sleigh bells tinkling trotted up the aisle with a big pack on his back pandemonium »broke loose Wild shouts of glee from little throats mingled with plaudits from those of mature age, filled the auditorium, a portion of which had been taped off for the little performers. Following is the program: Processional The School My Speech .......... Hans Rasmussen My Dream ................ Victor Givogre Snowflakes ................ Bobby Anson Snowflake Song Ten Little Girls Happy Christmas John Woodworth 10984 MILES ROADS AND TRAILS During the past' year the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agri culture, constructed 724 miles of mi nor roads at a cost of $540,868 and 2959 miles of trails at a cost of 519.429. Three hundred and eighty miles of major roads \were constructed for the forest service by thé Bureau of Public Roads at a cost of 94,620,326. In addition, 3,007 miles of major and minor projects were maintained at a cost of 8187,162, of which $65, 336 was secured from local author ities. Forty-two hundred and -ninety- four miles of trails were maintained at a cost of $118,683. This repre sents a total expenditure fer the year of $6,456,694, which includes $2,153,522 co-operative funds se cured from gtates and counties. Expenditures to January 1, 18922, for constructing 3,729 miles of ma jor roads total $16,301,373,of which $6,681,451 are co-operative funds, likewise 4,856 ihiles of minor roads were constructed by the Service at a cost of $2,752,970, including $773,- 922 of co-operative funds. To date $1,917,169 have been expended in the construction and maintenance of 12,448 miles of trails. The total thus far expended upon equipment amounts to $651,608,while $920,134 was expended upon overhead and ad irintst ration by the Bureau of Public Roads and the Forest Service. To date a total expenditure of »22 21 6,724 tor the construction of 1.780 miles of roads, 6,711 miles of .rails and the maintenance of 3,007 ■u-iies of roads and 5,737 miles of rails have been made. R U D E R U R A L R H Y M E S HAPPY. NEW YEAR The earth has swung around the eun, another year has just begun. With health and wealth and joy in store It comes, I hope, to bless you Wore than any year that’s gone tefore. I wish you Joy, hit any chappy who thinks he’s lare just to be happy has missed the reason for his living. Life is not getting; life is giving. Lite is real, life is earnest; ere old Satan has he furnaced let’s bulge in and do our dumdest. My middle years are slipping past, I grow no younger very fast, and though iu bracing winter vtehtker I jump and crack\ fny heels together, the hair is falling from my knob and young folks call me Uncle Bob. Lut though our backs with years be bent, we’re not too old jt l to Eppent. This if. a time of new beginnings, let’s quit our meanness and our slnnlggs. The god who named this month for us, old Janus, was a two-faced cuss; one face looked forward down the track, the other mug kept look ing back. And so, the last day of December it does no harm if we remember the bitter fruits of sin we’ve tasted, the precious hours of life we’ve wasted, and how sometimes our selfishness Ignored a fellow taan’s distress. But when the New Year rises snappy let’s cqt some capers and be happy, lei's dance a jig with mam and pappy. This winter time has wrath» and rigors, yet cleanses, strengthehs and envig- ort; it makes us better men, by jiggers! Our sins do easily beset us, but we can shake them ere they get us. We have fewer nobler institutions tUap this of New Year’s resolu tions. — BOB ADAMS 1 ! ! Ì Ì I TAKES ( HILL OUT OF CHILLY Dolly’s Recitation . Myla Tovey Christmas Wishes Blanch Arbour A Chriutmas §tory . Billy Flager Song,\Little Christhmas Lights. . ............................ Beginners’ .Class Christmas Weather Forest Flager Snowbirds ................... Helen Anson Song, \Tattling to Santa ............ ............................... Bobby Arbour Parcels Post William KnudBen A Little Tree . Nellie Arbour ¡Star Bearers .............. Ten Children A Letter from Santa . Audrey Tovey Christmas Presents,Ellen Rasmussen Santa’s H elpers .......... iffda Givogre Adviee to Santa,Dorothy Van Houten Little Ones Are Singing ............. Dorothy Oliver, Eunice Tovey, Mildred Deal, Edith Rasmussen Little Town of Bethlehem ........ ................... Charles Quist Junior What a Boy Thinks,Walter Simmons The Christmas S t o r y ----- Joe Shaw Christmas Emblems .. Erie Makbee Thoughts ©f the Seasons ............... ................................ Vera Hopkins A Christmas Wish ....................... ..................... Forrest Pendergast The Wondrous Story ................... ...........Chas. Quist Jr. and School My Presents . . . . Dorothy Simmons The Bird«’.Christmas Ed VanHoaten Song, We Come from Lands Afar, Gladis Onserud, Audrey Tovey Christmas Radio . Peter Rasmussen' Solo, \The Rosary,” Virginia Crane Hang Up the Baby's Stocking ----- . ......................... . .. Hazel Holman, The Christmas Surprise ........ .... .. ■ ........................... Jessie Hopkins ■ An Address to Santa C la u s ......... .............................. Beulah Maybee Candle Song ___ Alice pendergast Dialogue .......... Htsel Holman, Lois Shaw, Ada Gdrogre.Tbetea Gregg Old W in ter ........ Miles Woodworth Christmas Eve. George Montgomery Duett, “ ¡Bethlehem Lullaby” Dorothy GBrer. Edith ..m » y t o r f h « Stocking» A lè t t i l e ZMirs HyjBs.W*rrs» “Have Yon 8 « « a Star?” Wben one takes the chill out of hilly there isn’t much discomfort in i trip to Butte from the Big Hole in be winter time, is there? Well, this is Just what Cato Iloim- ,en has done. He has established an uto line from Ilutte to Ralston's ami will be on the road all winter if raffle justifies it. He has an electric lealed closed sedan and leaves the Argyle hotel, B«Ue, an a regular schedule, arriving at Ralston’s on schedule time, Immediately upon the arrival of the* Wisdom-Divide stage be leaves for Butte. Cnc can stand the pinch from here to Ralston’s’ ‘ pYien he knows that from there to Butte he is in a warm car, sheltered1 fi’om the wind This innovation bn the part of the enterprising Cato $111 undoubtedly increase travel from the Basin this winter. Later, when tjie snow is so badly drifted, it is impossible for a stage line to mak# the afternoon train at Divide and ope is therefore coinpeiled to remain over, after an uncomfortable aide, apd is also com pelled to arise at an» unholy hour to catch the morning train to Butte. All this discomfort is eliminate by Mr. Holmsen, and his charges are very near,oi rble as may be seen by read ing his advertisement on another page of this paper. I’ROGREHSniSM*vs. RADICALISM The destructive type of extreme radicals arrogate to themselveg the right to appropriate the name \Pro gressive.” That group by that predatory aet provoke the ire of the reail construct ively progressive element. Only san ity in legislation can command ap proval and support. ¿Regl \Progress ives” are as strongly opposed to rad icalism on the one hand as they are to the dry-rot of reactionism m the other. Theirs is that same common ground on which the great mas« of American« have always shown their inclination to stand under valiant leadership. The term \•Progressive”' has a def inite significance and me^atag ex pressive of that type f t Americas ism which reverse* the organic law. They tesifit that American law ie fandamentafty intended to «ewe the and that respect fer law de- on the ataeertty and the Integ rity o f that service. PwgreeMrte» means that the * WEHHEL-ARBITER HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS At the parlor of the Peat hotel aC As far as we -have been informed Lima Monday evening at 8 o’clock or able to discover the following list was solemnized the marriage of Ar-’ comprises the names of those who ihur Wessel ©f Jackson, Montana, egrne home for Christmas: and Miss Sophia Arbiter of Boston. J Mrs. Agnes Armltage and daugh Father Clifford spoke the words ter Phyllis from Hamilton; Misses which united the two hearts for the Virginia Crane and Hazel Pruitt remainder of life's journey. [from Helena; Misses Margaret and The bride was attired in a beauti- Helen Montgomery and their broth ful gown of pale blue georgette with, <er James from the Montana Univer Cluuy lace and wore a whte satin pJty at Missoula, Miss Pearl Keas hat trimmed with forget-me-nots, from the navy department, Bremer- Mrs John Jackson, the bridesmaid, ton, Washington; Miss Jewell Ciapp, was gowned in whte sat« and georg-. njeitographer in the State form a l at elle and Ruth Jackgon, acting as Dillon; Miss Anna Miller from the flower girl, was beautifully dressed Dillon High, Elvera Peterson and In white. Mr John Jackson acted Eric Holman from the State Agri- as groomsman. Mrs. Alice I’enroy .culuiral college at Bozeman; Miss rendered the Mendelssohn wedding Dorothy Stephens of Meadow Lawn march. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jackson ranch v.ho is attending the Butte witnessed the ceremony The happy Business college. YOUR- FRIEND THE CREDIT MAN Often we regard the credit man as a cold-blooded, feelingless me- chlne. We picture him a harsh crit ic, a hardbolled grouch with a skin like rhinoceros hide. We sometimes have visions of him glowing with pleasure as he starts suit on some past due account. We imagine him gleefully hounding some unfortunate for money, or holding up his orders, or hlackening his financial record. But we are all wrong. Actually he is as human, us sympathetic, as friendly as your favorite salesman He wants to be your friend. He wants you to be successful; he will help you whenever possible. For the sake of friendship many a chance Is taken and many customers are help ed during hard times until condi tions are better. He will always list en to a straightforward, honest, statement of your business affairs He is oten willing to extend credit or defer a payment when he know« that sound character ami honest ef fort are back of the business. Make a friend of the credit men of the Arms with whom you do busi ness. Their influence is far reaching Next to your customers they exert the most influence on your success The respect of these men strength ens your business reputations. They hould he your friends, your confi dent backers, your advisers. Treat item as such. Sometimes you will find an easy redit man. While his easier going unrihods are probably flattering,' uev ertheless he is doing you more harm than tgood, because that firm who twKg^Teialns a weak credit man will lumately wreck itHelf financially Mi ke connections with firms whose redit men are regular fellows traightforward, fair alluded, and im partial. Make friends with them, ask hel advice and respect their deci- io ¡.—-Empeco Paper News, State Industri Review young couple will make their home in Jackson Mont No doubt there are others, but it must be remembered that ye editor Following the ceremony Mr. and ’ is not omniscient and if parents or Mrs.Roy Jackson ga ve a bridal party j friends failed to phone us It is not in honor of the newlyweds. A most our fault that some were missed, pleasant evening was spent at danc- ug and a most sumptuous luncheon was served at midnight. Those en joying the delightful aalr were: Mr and Mrs. Roy Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. I Ed Gleed, Mr and Mrs.Lou Barbour, Mr and Mrs, Franks, Mrs. Alice Penroy, the groom and bride,— The Lima ’Ledger. «M V» tiu r r ì * b M Né .a»-*—-i-c«»*»-A-.l'-- J k H p R hv K '• 1 own CAV BUNCH fr o m g ib t o w n The News office was invaded Tues day forenoon by a merry party from Gtbbonsville. The members of the party comprised Mr. and Mrs. Tat Ohnnan, little Kewpie Glennan and Airdale Duke, chaperon; Miss Lil lian Clark, the petite school ma'am at Spring Creek; Messrs. Bill and Zed Stone, Bob O’Connell andArehle Stewart. It may surprise some of.our read ers to see the names of , our own boys listed with Gibbonsville folks, but we fear there is some attraction at the old mining camp or in the hills adjaeent thereto whieh threat ens to lessen the population of the Big Hole. Charley Pruitt of Twin Creeks ranch, Big Hole, was with the invading party but we still have hopi-s of retaining him as a Big Heler, The others, we fear, will dwell in memory only. They came over, in a four-horse sleigh to enjoy the Christmas dance given la their,honor. KEEP UP VALUE OF DOLLAR Minin# in all sections of the West shows increasing activity in produfr i tion and development of new pros poets and re-opening ©id mines and in construction of new plants. The Pittman Act has enabled the Western silver mines to continue op eration where otherwise they would have been dosed, and incidentally has enabled zinc and le&dj mines whose ores carried silver to main tain operati©n. When one considers that of all the nations in the world, the United States is the only one whose money is worth 100 cents on the dollar it should be apparent that it is ©f the utmost importance to encourage the mining of our precious metals in or der that our gold reserve may be maintained on a basis that will guar antee the value of a dollar.— The Manufacturer. & 9 BEEF BILLS DISTRIBUTED As a w a i t of co-operative «ales, com mealy termed “Better Sires Sales.”- because of their nature and purpose, progressive livestock own ers In Kentucky distributed 2Sr pirn bred beef bulls this year. majority of the bulls are to be used (or improving grade herds. The uum tie? of buffs ¿ ¡ s ' o m of t » the ’ hfc-t t enfkwed do r.*t include those <Ls- m üieüà è t t i m 4 Tried» n V i i m **»*4 -* the better CHURCH NOTES P’ caching services next Sunday, December 31, in the Wisdom chareh at 7:36 p. m.; the following Sunday in the Bowen school house at 3:00 p. m The pastor hereby desires to ex tend to the people of the Big Hole Basin greetings of the season and to exprès* his grateful appreciation for the sympathetic cooperation he has received during the year past It Is his wish and prayer that he may he able to bring personally and by mes sage the spirit of JeBus Christ to all in the day« to come. Wm G. JOHNSON, Patter. WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN Is a man free In any country where his government fails te pre- Tact him In the right to work as an ritto iM i W W & 'm w w m hM t .. - .. W m M you. -Mr, CSOum, stand tor; righi cw tyn a d to r o c r \ i t . WAN HAHN CM IUG1IT e cl locates of municipal ownership uro constantly agitating the people to expend public fuuds in develop raent ©t tniuatrial wnrter taking*. Ju spite of most costly experiences the people seem to be perudically curried away with arguments oi prejudices advanced for carrying oul such schemes. Detroit, Michigan, is now furnish ing un object lesson The street rail way was made the goat in that city and politicians succet.Md ir? . u!g the people to purchase the pit v-ue system, thus loading the city w: i heavy financial obligations. Fremiseli were made that the line \ould be self-supporting and that the taxpayer would not be further «Mieated. What is the result? Six short montns u c , election the vot ers were asked to relieve u>« railway lines from paving between street car tracks and load this ex pensa onto thè general taxpayer. The private company formerly paid for this paving. Also the voters were asked to authorize a new five mil lion dollar bond issue to cover cost of extensions and to help pay for 20y new street cars which the campaign argument said would be paid for out of earntngs of the system. The people of Detroit are “stung” just as the people of numberless towns have been stung; and just as the people of the United States were stung by political management and operation of publie utilities and transportation systems. GAINING ON T B Montana is gaining on the Great White Plague, aeeording to a re cent bulletin from the State B v r i of,Health, wl !cb states: From 1916 to 1920 the tuberevij- ais dea’h rate In the United ‘ cate registry IR-n a*ea declined i? ner cent. In Montand during the same period it dec! ref' 37 per cent, Tne decline from i f 15 to 1921 In Mon tana «,»« 56 per cent. In 1926 the states haring the lowest death rates iron taberrukUs were Utah, J9. . ; Nebraska, 42; Kansas, 48.2; Moa tana 75.1; Tennant, 81-8. In 1921 A ï gnntf e t fhds eeysvt Is, to %» « 9 f«r<vt th*t M we had Wm fe? «wr t m ImsStk na we far the fcMflfi ef s tr V r a tol report rm M M WmA hotter. i t o ■ays toe belM Ctn.'tt» Demand for lumber output is in- coeasiug. Great Falls— Hethoilsts are to build $175,600 church. * Lewistowu— Two new wells are brought iu in Cat Creek field. , Baker now has two oil companies in the. field. War— Veterans Oil A Gas Co and Ahsaruky Development Co.; both to be drilling soon. Groat Falls—Adams Land Co. takes over 86 acres iu the Sunburst -■eld tor oil development. Railroad Is proposed from Mites City to Sheridan, Wyoming. Libby—-Three-foot vein of milling ue discovered iu Lukens-Huzel mine Butte -Road boosters hold meet ing to router on ways aud means of building better highways in state. Billings— Geological experts show >ii to be ut » depth of not over one thousand feet in rSix-Shooter anti- incline of Lake Basin field. One vw 11 brought in at 7 7 feet Lewistowu has a fine brick and tile plant Capitalized at $76,000 rtul all stock owned by local people Railroads pay taxes on assets val ued at $260 millions in Montana. 6helhy— I’luns made tor construc tion of refinery here Glendive Northern i'acitic depot s completed Great Falls - Sunburst-linyle well if .Sunburnt Oil & (¡as Co In Kevm- Snnburst field, which came In I w'o nonlhs ago in wuler and oil. is now furnishing water enough for at least 1 0 operating wells mid partly solv-s the water problem for the Held Montana is now ranking second iu nroditctlim of petroleum in the Rocky mountain region Although ihe first producing well was com- Dieted less that ‘four years ago, the Oute has produced over three mil lion five hundred thousand barrels d nelnileum, as compared with Wv • tiling which look nearly 2D years • f development to produce a similar iimount Monlaiia crude oil is aald •o he the highest in gasoline content of any produced in thp tin Red States and on this account it is a Commer cial proposition to ship the oM long distances for refining purposes UNCLE NAM MOVIE MAGN ATE Fa^m movies covering more than 15(1 agricultural subjects have his-n made by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture and are now available to persons complying with the necessary regulations. These films cover subjects ranging from silt* construction, cattle dipping and fighting forest fires to demonstra tion of cottage cheese making They ire wade by the office of mption pic tures in co-operation with ^fther Extensive tlSr , , '•“ nartment films is being made by county agetu„ ii id home demonstration workers in the field. Last year, according to reports to the Department of Agri culture, almost four million people saw one or more ut these films in -td-dIt ion to their use by the exten ■¡ion workers of the department the pictures were much la demand Jraong state c©lieges of agriculture, farm bureaus, chambers of com merce, women's clubs and othpr or ganizations, as well as eommerival motion picture houses. Application for films can be made through the county agent,the direct or of extension of state agricultural colleges, or any other co-oparatfng ageney. The only cost to the bor rower of the films is that of trans portation. The whole matter will be explained by the department and a list of subjects sent to anyone inter ested. \SERVICE” THEIR WATCHWORD . In the recent fire which wiped out 28 blocks tn the d ry of Astoria what were the first businesses to re-estab lish service? Public utilities! People were lost without the elec- trie Rgkt and telephone but before the spoke had cleared away these bedastriea were stringing their wires I M P i U f Cto iwtuyle “worries” ho tore N 4