Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 08, 1923, Image 1

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V O L U M E V I W ISD O M , M O N T A N A , T H U R S D A Y . FE B R U A R Y 8, 1923 N U M B E R 17 Politics Knit Business It ig already established that poll' tics is a basin ess. It is almost true tha: business is politick. Political manipulation ot business is an in dustrial menses. We axe opposed to Labor parties and Capital parties. In the Newark, N. J., Star Eagle we found recently this editorial which is a cle ver setting of our dis­ cussion : The sinking of a deep well in a huddle Western region disclosed an unsuspected deposit of coal. Local capital bought up land and organ­ ized a mining company. It sent for an expert superintendent. Before the expert turned over a shovelful of soU he made minute In­ quiries into The politics ot the com­ munity. “What has politics got to do with mining coal7’’ the investors asked of him. “It has everything to do with min­ ing ” he answered. “Coal operators have to have protection during strikes, and it is cheaper to have your own sheriffs than to hire gdards. We have to have friendly tax assessors. We have to have state representatives and senators to deal with mining legislation that is for­ ever holing up. I can name operat­ ors who have had their own Judges.” The history of coal mining in the United Ptatcs is s record of struggle between operators and miners for the control of politics. In the war that lately was carried on in West Virginia the operators dominated. They were such mas­ ters of the situation that they could cause to be run out of the district 1} the police They even decided wh»i traveling men should come in for (he purpose of selling goods to tie merchants. In Williamson county, Illinois,the miners had their own way with local politics and, as the bloody events showed, the? have acquired inde­ pendence of the law and have felt that they w. re superior to the moral code The mining mdistry will have to be i (.cigar;'red mb readjusted from the top cf (he shaft to the lowest dtggirr.s As a business it is more backward than the country stqre of a bach woods section As a service it limps and halts Not the last thing to be made over must be (ho habi* of fighting for po- liti > tl control Neither operator nor miner makes fair use of his control when he obtains it. It is seldom that hi uses it honestly—The American Citizen. I ABIES l ’LAY BASKETBALL Flager’s hall presented an animat­ ed scone Saturday night when ten Wi.vioin lad'es v bo are interested in tiie welfare ei the Library associa­ tion donned bloomers and played the wire baskets to u finish. Faster gameB have been seen on the floor here, but our girls did re­ markably well considering that many of them appeared for th first time in the role assigred them on this oc­ casion. Hastily prepared, there wasn't a grsac deal of time to spend on cos­ tumes, so the teams were designated as Reds and Whites, the latter win­ ning. They played In the following positions: Whites Rede Right Forward Mrs. Roy Oliver - . , , Mrs. Col. Combs Left Forward Mra. McKevitt . . . . . . . Mrs, Troupe Right Guard Mrs. Jess# Feed . . . . Mrs. Knadsea Left Guard Mrs. Capehart ............ Mrs. Arbour Center Mrs. Will Tovey -- Julia Kranwr Mrs Ottrer scored the highest, she havfag 11 pedate to her ereilt; Mes- LAW ENFORCEMENT There has been more or less com­ ment upon the action ot the British court recently In hanging a woman convicted of murder. A contrbutor In The Twice-a-Week Spokesman Re­ view published his entlments and J G Parker of Colville, Wash'n, comes bacit in the ft Bowing terse style: If a woman has committed i crime why should she not suffer the same penalty as a man? The great trou­ ble here to these United States today is, we are too lenient with crimin­ als. There is no civilized country in the world where life is held so cheap ly as here to our own United States It does seem that our laws are made to be trampled under foot instead of for the protection of the people as they should te. In most of our towns avd ail of our large cities it is not cafe to be out after dark without runnuig ihe nek of having a pist^ stuck n jour face; and who is to blame? I say this is one of our pres­ ent problems to be settled by the ex­ ecutes of the law First, do rway with our board of pardons Why convict criminals (when you -do) then turn them over to a board to be pardoned? The most detestable things we have today are criminal lawyers who will work harder to clear e criminal than they would to help un honest man In my liftlme 1 have known and seen three men wbc were shot in the back and in each case were trying to ge* away Two of them were killed One got well. Iu each case these self- confessed iruvdeiers and would-be murderers were canght, tried and turned loosed and remember, they v e •> noi i fl eers of the law, either You will say to that case It was th ! jury that was to blame. Well, 'hen. that being the case, our jury vsimi is lutten. 1 have sat in the cou t ’ocm during trial!» when I knew justice was being miscarried Is it any wonder we have law-en- foreem.ui* leagues, KKK and citi­ zen s’ < rganc.ution* to enforce the 1 1 ws ’ \ W hat we ned is a whipping post on the public «quare In «very city and county seat, where all the young and old can witness it for all minor such as wife-beaters, wife-deserters, speeders, bootleggrs, and the like, and home-breakers, both men and women. M • V. atson brings the Bible to prove what he sajs The New Testa- meit plainly U aches us to obey the laws and mag,: Bates. Then we must have laws or foiieit our civilization W j need not point the finger of scon at the Terrible Turk, nor the Irish in Ireland, nor turn back the pages of history to rea^ Indan mas­ sacres : but look at Herrin, in the great state cf Illinois. One of our late presidmts learned a little piece that he spoke quite frequently. It was somthing like this: “We must makethe world safe for democracy.” How wouiiil it do to start at home and make these United States a safe place to live in by changing some of the present laws and then see to it -that the laws of the country were sWetly rbsened? ADDED REVENUE FOR RADIO Mrs.\ Ted Woodward very kindly remembers The News with the fol­ lowing list of additional donors to the Galen radio fund: Dr. F A Barnes ..................... $ 5 60 Anaconda Rotary Club ........... 26 00 Mra. Reed ............................. 1 < Mrs Onsernd ....................... 1 00 Mrs. dotterel! ....................... 2 00 Mrs. Stevenson ..................... i Jay Shaw ............................... 1 00 Jack Anderson ................. 7S Luther Denahy ..................... f» Mrs. Hans Jorgenson .......... i t Total additional tends ------ $20 7S .Thi». amount brings the total tend sp to $114.21, Mrs. Woodward tells us, and she gays, toe, that the Men- RUD E RURAL R H Y M E S (W ritten for T h * N< w s by Bob Adams) COAL SU^BTITVTES It may be that some men with pull can keep their coal bins full and feed their fires bah day and/night with good cUl-tashioued anthracite; bat as tor top, you bet your boots I'm using these here substitutes. It takes a man of groat acumen, such as 1 fear is »cratued few men, to burn this villainous bitumen. It pours out smoke in billowy swells end fills the house with dark brown smell». It throws out soot in blobs and blots and makes us look like Hottentots. I take each day, ’ere Phoebu* rises, my dally dozen exer­ cises. I stretch and strain and twist and stamp bo meet the views of Walter Camp. Then with the poker to my hand I do some stunts he never planned, while with the same 1 reach and tinker to worry out some cussed clinker. With costly coal I hourly stoke, and often, whwea I go to poke, I get a rush of flame and smoke that busts out through the furnace door and blows me off across the floor. You have to treat this soft coal gentle; the gosh darn stuff Is temperamental. O all of us will feel new men when we are through with soft bitumen. Our hard coal may be short in weight and long on limestone, shale and slate, but when race more it fills my bins I'll hail it with exultant grins. Y tv 1 will raise some happy hoots when it comes shootln» th > ugh the chutes. —BOB ADAMS I i i I I j STOCKMEN MEET AT JACKSON H u e was a meeting of the Big Hole Basin Stockmen's association at Jackson last Saturday which was, it is hoped, fraught with good for the entire membership and for the iidsin generally Those attending irom Wisdom were: President George Parsons and Secretary Charles Quist, Wm. Hunt. ley, chairman of the committee re­ cently appointed to secure certain data, Jakie I,uuk and Bob Stewart. Jake Neidt, Martin Jackson, H C I.apham, Claude Lapham, Harry G Davis, George Clemow, Joe Kramer, Soren P Nelson and Lou lloyrup rep­ resented the Jackson membership. Hunchere generally in the Big Hole are beginning to realize that \onditions have changed Time was w(ies they could saddle a eayuse 1»- med'atcy after haying, ride over to the Lemhi valley or the Bttter'ltoot, buy whatever number of feder steers they wanted and return home, a veek covering the time consumed. Litile or in thing was charged by the ranchers for overnight accommoda­ tions for man and beast and the ranchers of the several localities simply matched wits at bargaining. Today several weeks are consumed in locating feeders, and when found one has to <ope with trained buyers from all parts of the country. Rail­ way tiunsportation and hotel bills combine to make the search an ex­ pensive proposition and all this ex­ pense must of course be added to the cost of the, stuff in the feedlots. While things were going easy the ranchers, main if them, bought ad­ ditional acreage wlrch now is an en­ cumbrance, an expense rather than a profit, and it is proposed by the St ic emen’s asociation to secure a list and detcription of lands which can be purchased outright or leased for a term of years, with a view ©f taking advantage of the million-dol- lar advertising campaign being ar­ ranged by the Northwestern railway lines. It is a good move, In fact the real salvation cf the Y alley. With the big and unprofitable ranehee partial­ ly cat op and scld at a priee which will enable a man tc pay eat fa any­ thing like a reasonable time this valley can be made the wealthiest to ths state. Dairying la proven to be profitable for the few, and with more Following it the government re- cow« there »111 be more money. If port of the weather for Jan nary as the baytr makes two blades of grtas given by Prof. Squire, U. 8. observer to grew where y m have only one,'at tie eo-operatre station of Wfc- ai»d he will, what you retain of your dem, Montana: pr-ieat nonproductive or half-pro-, Mean maximum .......................... 24 J duetfre acres will he worth double, Meant minimam ....................... .. .<} their value today. And thus all will Mesa ..................... ........... ig,j JACKHON JOTTINGS Friends of Mr and Mrs. Martin Jackson gave them the surprise of theii lives last Wednesday night A tyg crowd pounced down upon them at their pretty ranch home and made the welkin ring til' the wee erna' hours. A splendid luncheon was en­ joyed at midnight Sam Peterson who had hts eyes operated upon at Rochester Minn., Is riported as getting along nicely Ladles Aid will meet at the Com­ munity building Friday, when Mrs Olsen entertains A contest, how many words can lie constructed of the kttenb contained In “Jackson La d'es Aid ’ will be conducted Rex George and Walter Pritchard came to town from Martin Jackson’s Sunday. Just to exercise the little bwrg hrr 1I2S Mrs Sam Peterson will entertain the Ladies Aid at her ranch home next week. Roy Ford Is very busy sawing wood (hees days. Jack nor, Odd Fellows gave a nice party last Saturday night at the Clom munlty building, dancing and card playing icing the order of the even­ ing. A most appetizing luncheon wal served and many of the guests are of the t)»,nion that this was one of the luostJ enjoyable social events we have evvr had in Jackson EAST Y'OX SCHOOL NOTES Attendance for January was 99 25 per cent. Grace ITuHed received the highest average for the month, 91. Alma Olsen outstripped the rest of the pupils in spelling. The new officers elected la the East Fox Good Citizens club are: Alma ( teen president; Idella Hus- ted, secretary. Alma and Hester Olsen, Grace, Charlie, Dorothy and della Husted were neither tardy nor absent, Hester Olsen received a medium sized certificate for three months perfect attendance. Virginia Hasted spent a day visit­ ing the school. (The editor is honored by letters from Dorothy and Charlie Hasted and a fable from Hester Olsen ] januar T w e a t h e r be benefited. dames («mbs und McKevitt each Una Ta bereu kreis attoestette» bas bud twe points to her credit tasi prtrnhM $2» to reooguftka of the spSerüd seal asJe eoadaetod by her te «Le » te Hole, «Midi ameuuted to sew ty -fv e éditer*. Mr*. Troupe three potete. Thne wm w ry HMte rougi yds? und wbet «bere m m teeuMüffy «eew* red a f t g C ^ t r w GWrar Mow -tau wjrigfe. W m -m W f 19P|(9|;.9K m fc* t e t o i f * » i <k*j mm* fürite k ß m * t Ä m SfilM t e fb ftemmii t j Ml _____ , dW * «K ¿¡¡* « • # . » f e t e - H m M a t*«0K ft*O ' m u m m m m «wrteamd ttut fite 1% mButeg tesereste«» » e t «c*sa iatg «w tote M m ê teveteteg te Msirteo i m r itoufi1 Amsrtr»; «M yte NEW DAHtr We are nStetfy Informed tîn t a new dairy fa to be eetafrBafrad te tbe tog Heie, Otto Spoanrtk uad Puaî jfotoflg to-life pBsy bfltug ffbu prejeetetrt . jhastote teg to tow tefermagfeu à i dtefery » totofeeaitei« W aM m HT catejtoj MW i mrtete te <ha to t o lu sum am i i t flto ot mot totetoMtoi lP*te te mmm litt ¡»g M axasta .............. ..Il, Jan. i» Mfnfssnm ................. . —27, Jam. 2» Greatest daily ra g e , ............. 40 27 Toted precipitation, 1.» teebea. Grautest te 24 hours, .4, J a . fi «ad 7 Tatei aaowfaJi, !» teebet; m toe m m m t i m . U , f todbat; at toe- to t e f toe meaito, t o o » * «tow ef toys wlto, M tedi w - teto» pidgM ifift, - O tto tty«, 2 1 ,- toady, 1 *. •b e t Tfitaw £ t to» H » Write « » to «a «tote to a N te riling ito «ito tei*. » Haytefn. Rte' i n t o n e I # lMItENTB SHOULD PROFIT A Billings Gazette reporter at Helena emits the following which may well be taken into the heart of the parent or guardian of the child Said the sermouizing senator as he draped himself over a settee In the amen comer of the lobby last night: “There is a great deal of talk these days about the prevalence of jnven.le delinquency; in fact it is one of the greatest problems that is confronting America today, for upon the Bolution of the problem and the eradication of thè evil depends the future of the nation. Most parents agree as to the existence of the evil but lew of them are prepared to ad mit that the trouble lies pretty dose to home in many Instances. There seems to be an agreement on tbe statement that the modern dancers e of the great contributing factors That is, :h(- dance as it stands in its i.egenetacy today “Now, wc all know that dancing is ore of the Urat things that is taught to the kids They must, apparently ave 'his accomplishment whether they are able to read or write or d pher We as parents are always anx­ ious fur school to open in the fall be­ cause U means that the children can lie ont of the house ami under the care of the teacher for len mouths hand 'mining The teachers are paid for that sort of work, so the upbring tag of Ihe kid is left to the teacher almost exclusively Usually there is sudi a hurry to cram their heads with higher branch si uff that readln an' writin an rilhmettc are neg­ lected and as for leaching the kid how to he a polite, resjiectful hoy oi girl, he or she Is apparently taught that to say Sir' ts not the thing for a free Imi n American child “How many children of your ac (.uaint-i'icc would say Yes Hir,' to an old man? It isn't done except in rare instances, where the child gets some training at home from parents wlio are still old-fashioned enough to ohseive some of the courtesies of life. Theie u no getting away from the fuct that the situation is a de pierai.h one throughout the whole country hut the person who wishes to blame U onto prohibition or the war i r ihe teacher or the church or whatever, Is only trying to shift the responsibility “Since God made man no plan has been (itUsed whereby children could be decently raised as well as they can hr at home Let us not he too prone to lav the blame onto some body else Woldn't It be fine if we all took our boys and girls to our hearts and gave them some of the time that wc devote to loafing? The vultures whe prey upon the young and innocent ate far too many, the parents win pray with their chit dren are far too few,” (H I HUH NOTES S'rv'ers next Sunday, February 11 in the Jackson school house at 3 1 ) 0 p. m ; services the following Sunday at Wa.dim. The observance of the separated portion required under the law and encouraged iinder grace (Deuteiron- Odcy 26; II Cor. f 9) is not in itself the fu rdinent cf stewawrdship re­ sponsibility; it is the aeknowledgs- men: tbereef. Stewardship respemsi- biUTy embraces all we are and all wew have, As to property or wealth, It includes the manner and motive of getting, spending, saving, and glrng The separated portion as an acknowledgement to men and to God of cur stewardship becomes the promise and guarantee that the re- ma’nder cf our wea|th will be also used to the glory of God, If you were to endeavor to prove to others that yon did seek to obey the injunction to seek first the king­ dom <4 Ocd and His righteousness, what better testimony could you give than the practice of Christian .tewardship? Aside from that what would he swffident to eon vine© the sfcertb? Wm G. JOHNSON, pastor State Industrial Review Great Falls Is to have a wire mill and brass foundry. Shelby: uocal oil company is to <lr:li t..;(c wells soon. t'ut Bank: Foundations are ready for 6i',(>l)0-tuUkm fuel oil reservoir, Living-don: Lumber shipment» continue to iHJtc e;.,¡(ward with grat Ifyirg volume. Bozeman: Montana State college enters upon a new era of develop­ ment with the romp'eiion of five new but.dings. Broad ns. A railroad from Milos City to Casper is I. rsoposed. Dillon: Clans ab.cjited for the en­ largement of the ’Ugh school build­ ings. Vtaimit Woow mb plans to enlarg ri.Miiug plant Helena. I .oca I gviitte company wins a urge coutiact Billings Montana fanners are ad vi-i'd to grow H large corn crop helbyy ¡String of v 1 1s I sunk on Fifltwillow struiiure. Shtlly. Oil development in North field ts progressing rap'dly. Shelby is U Luc atioiher lumber mill. Great Fulls Urofits of 12,5it0,oci0 seen in Silver Dyke properly Sleveiuviib- ts to got a $i>lM)U0 i leaiuerj Great Fa lb Two new oil w lis truck tn the lu vtn Sunburst fbdd Townsend l(,gilts grunted for the row f'reeh reservoir project Mts-uuili Forest service timber ales lor lUstHci No 1 for Ihe past, vear 4lfough. a revenue of $315.181. rn uverUhe of } 3 5u a thousand for s 1, 4sS nun board feet Shelby Site purchased for a new old storage warehouse Coomi-s La1 d tinklers of Coombs dal cnunliy have pooled 7.001) acres if land for oil development and II is xpeeled that tin first well will be started early lu the spring Htwdoin. .xttviiy rm the Bowdoin d»*vie k u v<«ulted to application for p -rmils on l,a If a inlllio nacres of he i.irueluic according to reports (•reived trim the government land i thee NOI ONTO NOUNS ito vou knew a noun when you see It9\ A newspaper article not irig ago (¡ep'oi ed the fact that high clinoi and cn letg students know no grammar The college has conduct ed a simple li st by asking netudents to tnderliue thi nouns In a series of sentences like 1 John has three pretty marbles. 'i 1 lie large table was covered whn looks of all sizes. 3 Our neighbor, Smith, spent the week in the country l On the platform of the station was (mo lone trunk 5 'ihe students took great inter­ est i,i the (‘(inference. And what is the result9 Fresh- nen at the college average kg per #»t on this test, that is, they know tig times cut of 100. Sophomores rverag • 96. Montana high school •ashmen, 1 d 94 of them who took ho test, unde an average of 77; sophomores (1229) averaged 80; tuniors (63?) made an average of kb,, and .atmimz - 47501 knew xrotr es 83 per cent of the tune. Eighth grader? art raged 76 per cent and seventh grade pupils 65. A second test is now being tried in many of the schools in all parts of the state. Superintend«!!J, prtaet- puls and tear hers are f enthusiastic about these tests and are cal tag for more Some cf them have expressed surprise at the low scores made by th-ir pupils and not a little review- rg has bees core.—Examiner t o w m w n m n u s H IS I * IU H Mt&WrmXnÈ I s t * » * : “W hy t o tefer e*0 toe tewtF ittMrrlace Madre»«« ? » ite .. * : v ;ìùr h m m a t z “ W e n , t h e * * i i t r a m a t o t o s e l im a g i m t tote» te U t o «É l tek i * to r il to ■BWK W mrm WmJ ÿ l M t o GALA GATHERING People having business downtown last Sunday evening were attracted by -he gala gathering at tbe A B C retta, rant, where Mrs. Crane served a most delicious chicken dinner. In addition the Jolly hostess presented each of her gaeste with a novelty pa- Iwr «to «hink opeael .«fte-a—g w h \ : Kke a «tarpato aito eoeutteed peto tertnae. / Each gmat, - iatbaed .. - wirk the MdrM «f thetr hstams, isenrîfr Ihe «asp « a i Ihe rn m ^ m e t . titelte «tette: « a t very hüteaettee. 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