Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 22, 1923, Image 1

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•VOLUME XI WISDOM, MONTANA; THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 1923. NUMBER 19 If in Doubt File Return Revenue Collector C A Rasmussen of Helena sends the following to us with the request that, it be given publicity: “My attention has been called to a number of articles appearing in various newspapers and publications over the state from public account­ ants and so called tax experts giving advice as to just who were and who were not required to file income tax returns. In some of the newspaper articles I find a number of erroneous statements. It should be borne in mind that none of these statements are authorised by the Department at Washington, or by the collector of this district. Authorised published statements are sent out by the De­ partment at Washington and they have been published by various daily and weekly newspapers in this state and are being run in numerical or­ der. These are authorized, and tax­ payers may rely upon the Informa tion contained therein. “We are continually confronted by the fact that a number of taxpayers seemingly cannot escape the convic­ tion that because their net earnings do not reach $2600, if they are mar­ ried they do not have to file a re­ turn; or that if their net income does not reach the amount they are allowed by their exemptions as heads of families, they then conclude that it is unnecessary for them to file a return This is also erroneous Any single person whose net income is $1,000 or more must file a return regardless ofrWwhat his exemption may be Any individual who is mar­ ried and whose net income is $2.000 or more must file a return regard less of what his exemption may be “There is a further rear m why individuals who are not certa n a to their income and as to their llah 1 ity should file a return if in doubt Every corporation, partnership, or individual employing help is required under the law to furnish to the col lector a form known as number 1099 giving a list of their employes and the salaries paid to them It is of ten found that these concerns have failed to enumerate all of their em ployes, and it then becomes neces­ sary to call on the individuals and make an investigation as to the amount of salary received, or the reason for failing to file a return Very often Ihese concerns neglect to give the information as to whether their employs are single or married, their employes are single or married by the Department when (he returns for 'he current year have ben filed In that case a married man whose sal ary less than $2,009 would be called upon to furnish the needed information to straighten -the matter out Thus the individual is put to an unnecessary loss of time and ex­ pense tf: Appearing before the col­ lector cr deputy collector to answer these questions. This causes irrita­ tion and friction, for which the tax­ payer cannot well be blamed. This could have al! been avoided had the taxpayer ' !■ d a return. “The reasons set forth above indi­ cate to some extent why it is best, when an ndividual or taxpayer Is not sure it his position, -to file a r t e r I t zom » the taxpayer Botblftg; and a year or two later may save him considerable trouble—and perhaps expense. When in doubt, file a re­ turn.\ INTERMOUNTAIM LIVESTOCK On the page along with the brand’s this week will be found the adver­ tisement of the Salt Lake Union stockyards. Old-timers in this sec­ tion can remember when the cat- hammed Tex&j steers driven from the Lone Star state to the rich pas- tarage of the Big Hole were trailed on down to Salt Lake la the fait and aold tor about enough to buy a plug of tobacco today. Now local Salt Lake City buyers are « « the lookout at the 9M m stoekyards for the pro­ ducts o f the Big Hole, “the home of the cow am« the big heef s te e r r and ULMA STEPHENS PASSES AWA1 Illma Leota Stephens, In her 18 th year,eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D J Stephens, was born September 18, 1994, and died February 14 1923. With the exception of one year at Salt Lake and one year at Missoula, attending high school, her life was spent at home on the Meadow Lawn ranch of her parents until, on the 6th of last September, she entered the Murray hospital ul Butte in training for the noble pro­ fession of nurse. Her generous and sympathetic na­ ture and her devotion to duty caused het to early become a general favor­ ite with her fellow nurses and the medical staff, the combined and un­ tiring efforts of whom were unceas­ ingly put forth in the endeavor to save the promising young life. Sci­ ence and loving care was of no avail and at 4.30 in the afternoon of the 14th inst her spirit was claimed by its Maker Her mother and father had been in constant attendance from the time of her first illness January 27 until the end It were useles to attempt to per tray the popularity of the beloved maiden here in the Big Hole where she was so well known, but the fol­ lowing in The Standard attests the esteem in which site was held at the Murray hospital “Thursday even­ ing at 8 o clock services were con ducted al the Sherman & Reed fu neral home by the Rev G L Clifford of ihe Mountain View Methodist church. Nurses of the Murray bos pital attended the services in a body Mrs Raul Bailor sang several beauti­ ful selections,among them being'Thy Will Be Done' and ‘Some Sweet Day ’ Funeral services were conucted in lie Wisdom church at 1 o'clock Sun day afternoon, conducted by the Rev ioluison, local pastor, and there was jarely standing room in the church Murray hospital attaches sent more ban 60 set pieces, the perfection of the combined efforts of liutte’s best florists, These with the flowers or­ dered from Butte by friends of Miss Iilma in Wisdom and the Basin, to­ gether with the floral offerings from Wisdom homes, transformed the in­ terior of the edifice into a perfect bower Mrs Squire presided at the organ and played as the opening of (he ser­ vices Shubert's “Death Song ’’ Mes- dames Francis, Reed, Troupe, Miss Virginia Crane and Messrs Anson, McKevitt and Stewart sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus; Mesdames Fran­ cis and McKevitt, accompanied by the church choir, sang “Saved by Grace’’ and the choir most effectively rendered “In the Sweet By and By \ While friends viewed the remains Mrs Squire placed Gluck's “1 Have Lost My Euridice,\ “Rest\ and “An­ gels’ Serenade,” Braga, swinging into the “Death Song” while the cas­ ket was being carried out. Interment was made in the pretty Briston cemetery, Reverend John­ son conducting services, and the body lies where in life the purple hills and green meadows framed as •■•weet a life as was ever given and taken by Him “Who doeth all things well.\ R U D E R U R A L R H Y M E S FORTY PLUS When 1 was tweaty-tw« or three, l thought the world was made lor tne; it wag my oyster and my clam, my pie, my cabbage and my ham, which I could swallow at my pleasure' and then, full-fed digest at leisure. For me the sun arose at dawn; he brought the heat and daylighi and lfc the moor when he was gone. For me bloomed alt the pretty flowers m ad the woods and yards and bowers; for tee limned all the pretty girls with rosy cheeks and fetch­ ing curls On every side Of every street were restaurants where 1 could eat. in ever:’ church were cushioned pews where 1 might take t\ restful snooze. Blue were the skies that bended o'er me alien all my future was before me. But my importance has dechncd since half my future is behind. The sun warms ail, both bound and free, lights other folks as well as me; the pretty girls that charmed me then became the brides of cllier men. Of many hopes has life bereft me, my feet are flat and my hair has left me; yet still the world is no less pleasant for being shared by prince and peasant. When all mankind have had their share there's golden sunshine si ill to spare and unclaimed flowets bloom everywhere. Though youthful loves had numbered titty, though all. were sweet and all were nifty, with Hannah s gentle hand in mine I'd scorn the other forty nine What should 1 do with ten or twenty; why ask for more when one is plenty? —BOB ADAMS **»- -*•- ►**- -a»- CONDITION OF MONTANA LIVE STOCK GOOD Special Report of Federal-State Co-Operative Service Shovs Almost Ideal Condittons and Notes Increase of Dairy Stock The special livestock report Just issued by the federal-state co-oper­ ative crop and livestock reporting i.erure Ini rules that among the fac­ tors affecting the states livestock industry, the favorable ones at pre- eni tar c utveigh those which are un­ favorable ' outinued mild and open weal her throughout practically all upon He nb.llty of local buyers to finance Liuhci purchases Losses to date have been inconse­ quential one rather extensive sec­ tion lew'tti d the eastern part of Ihe state lias Ind quite heavy losses! from LluiUep, whtle a few scattered Jo'a iitex have suffered light losses from the same and other diseases, of January vvh'ch permitted nearly and from predatory ailimals maximum use ot winter pasturna- .-.lllLC, The condtuun of sheep and ranges, livestock in excellent \ is very good, being normal for this condition, a general surplus of hay season Little feeding has been and oGier iced, very light losses to necessary, hut ewes that will lamb date, the foreri. service announce- are being kept strong by using extra iced, as a gi neral thing Losses so far have been extremely light Prospects me very bright for the coming sea­ son 1 it He trading in sheep or la intis ia opted Prices on a few meat of no advance in grazing fees for the ( lining season; evidence of many ranges coming back under Ihe light usage, increase in pork produc lion and in dairying justified by good prices, and a general confidence sales show an upward trend for the BIG SHOW AT SALT LAKE rising the sixth annual Inter Moun­ tain Livestock Show to be held in the historic city April 3-4-5-6-7 of this year. An exhibit of over 2500 head of prize cattle, eneep and hogs of all breds will be featured and $7755 will be given in awards to the best lots. This is called “The West’s Big Show” and there is no admission fee and no entry charge. An athletic carnival will be staged during the week and special railroad rates are arranged for. The «ate is especially sltortog for stockmen and there are many from this section no doubt who will attend. in the future demands for livestock and the r products, as indicated by light v orkl supplies of most of those commodities.; these are some of the hopeful argils for Montana’s liver stock toum-try at the present time Among ihr mentioned by breading stuff, the reported prices being within the range of $6 to $13 | er head It would take even higher prices io move any large r umbers. DAIRY ( AT fl.E + Good dairy unfavorable factors <0W8 are in funeral demand at tporters from over Un ices averaging t bout $60 pen head. the state, the deplorable financial 1 *le vt,!ue of 'be citam check is be- onuition ot stockmen, and especial-. opprecmi 'd trne and more, and ly cattlemen, is outstanding. Others 'dairying as a part ci farming is of important e are lack of credit, low ww''ig sreiaily The wider recog- cattle prices, high freight rates, too ,li(J<m °f ('ie ot good dairy many horses of the cayuse class on ('ow<i' < < f l*ie need for intelligent tie ranges, srrious depredations by <:are an<* feeding of them, are factors predatory animals in some localities, i wlii< ;1 insure this branch of our Jive end lack of adequate range. i stock industry of attaining its de- C’ATTLE: The condition of eat-;semd Prominence in the state, tie on February 1, normal, or 100 j H SWINE: Swine production is per cent; which means that it is growing faster than any other about all that can be expected under, branch of livestock industry in the our conditions and system of pro- state. The demand for purebred duetion, but does not mean that the stoek is much in evidence. Market- Salt Lake\ City’¥a8*Yegnn \adver-1 Ideal. Feeding of bay togs of fat hogs have been heavier has been very limited since about than usual the past few months, and x Tbe L m ] leaves a * vM t j to Uk R i 1 m m to a p e r t a le * WONDERS OF HA m o At tbe U—Ü ranch Monday night Mr. Müler, while eatertatotog Mr. 1ÜS «* «be Pariée Goa* Adjwti*g T, v i » l i bere t r i â t *» toe lieft»# «p Trey, M r Tort »d Newark, N. J Vqp 91,:--IMI ik tbe Ratto» dmacd f i t «K « b Christmas, as pastures and ranges have iftrrded the neeessary feed in most sections. Hay feeding of cows end steers for market is about on the usual scale, and is eonftned very largely to Beaverhead county and the valley of the Yellowstone. Some tf this fat stall Is already moving to markets. Prices are low, but profits on this beef are not uncommon. The movement to Western markets is stronger, with Los Angeles the most fa 7.»red market point. The practice of keeping cattle in tetter shape daring the winter is growing, and there movement toward weeks teiere grass. However, tbe Montana grasses to a r i l h i t i u l f k f t r ir it h a r i fiat- é e t m ê m » « I t o « » la evident a at a profit in nearly all cases. The demand for fat hogs hy local and Western packing establishments has been pronounced. The rather steady prices reeeieved and the good supply of eorn, rye and other feeds, and more skim nfllk, apparently justify the growth of the swine business In the state. RANGES, PASTURES'and FEED: During January practically* all of the winter ranges were open, and for this reason little feeding was neces­ sary. . Stock water la reported suffi­ cient for needs, but more snow is seeded for tbe coming season. The a few conditio* of ranges on February 1 st rrs off was 9? per eenUhe same as a month of age. lee <m ranges is reported tu w ass rions localities east of tbe divide. M w ttfri. . e a m r id e stogfibe a whole. Oaìy a f ew loca». tfomaufetfe t MfltoMii ■fjtfr -«antiAt -âÊÊ WÊsM ftjaMtfr Strife ■ feritoti, das wbfcft they r it f f # fe r i-’ipiagr I j f w «»hie frire* « «eeetotoÿ, sire tse-Jîfi #er «eri - ¿SH «ri M T V a * Hg- ¿pug-. - tot&flvae&r fci* *r f r i BUSY AT BILLINGS According to The Billings Gazette Mrs. Hathaway is quite busy to her office as public health uurse. There are 2475 children enrolled in the schools there, each and every one of which must be weighed and meas­ ured by the uurse. The Gazette says “Mrs, Hatlyiway'a report for January shows an enormous work among the school children of the city. Health inspections were made among the pupils for defects in eyes, ears, nose, throat and teelh, and large numbers of children were measured and weighed. The reauita of these exam­ inations meal a number of defects among the children. “Three hundred and forty one chit dren were weighed and measured by Mrs Hathaway and Dr R t>/Main, health officer, in the Broadwater school alone Ot these 34 were found to have defective vision, two with defective hearing; 15 to be mouth- breathers; 56 to have defective teeth and 84 have abnormal tonsils, 14 have goiters, four are anaemic, three have non-contagious skin diseases, two have diseases of eyes other than defective vision, one to have disease of ears oilier than defective hear tug, and three have minor defects not listed above Thirty five weie more than 7 per cent of their own weight underweight and 196 did not show a successful vaccination scar There were tut children who showed the need nr net ter cleaning One hundred and ninety-eight «‘hit dren were weighed and measured at Jefferson Of these 40 were under weight Twenty five children from different schools were examined for special reasons (luring Ihe month Five children wer« excluded from school and five were reported to the health officer Mrs Hathaway made 18 heullh talks In Ihe schools, distributed 500 pieces of literature and she made 6 6 home visits Seven of these visits were made lo homes of patients suf feting from tuberculosis, 39 letters veer written to country patients, U letters written to city patients, four new tuberculosis cases reported to the health office and 11 invesllga tions made of old cases Mrs Hathaway now lias ihe anil tuberculosis poster con lest In hand When finished these posters are to be examined by a local committee after which they are sent to Helena,where the state committee makes awards” Stab lustrisi Review ern districts Average prices in the stack were $9 60 for tame hay and s to for wild hay Brief summary of livestock condl tions in the various districts as shown by the reports of correspond ents North Western Difet rift Practi­ cally covered with snow. Little win­ ter grazing on account dry past sea son; hay scarce and high in price Cattle in fair condition North Central District: Grass not abundant on winter ranges gener­ ally, but ’tooeUy open for use the past month. Drouth and hoppers damaged grass last season. Hay sup ply barely sufficient for anticipated needs. Stock condition fair to good North Eastern District: Amount of grass on ranges varies; some hop­ per damage last summer and fall; ranges mostly snow covered, and eon siderable ice. Hay and feed ade­ quate; stoek ia good condition with few exceptions. West Central District: All bat lowest ranges snow covered. Ranges fair when open. Much hay has been shipped out and little or no surplus on hand now. Stock mostly in good shape. Central District: Winter pastures and ranges mostly open for use the past month, with amount of feed varying; some damaged by hoppers; sour* covered with tee. Feed supply abundant. Hay reasonable ia price depsdtog upon location. Stock is ia gord to excefleut conditio«. East Central District: Range« am epea *sd good. Hay sad feed aba ant. Huy seOtog tow» trim fu a sect terns. Stoek fu very good ria I f e »# » s»w , as amai. {total n n o i « f e*toto fedtog for saritet **#m tm ffrii* CCTstWaaa. Curito; ftoa r i atod: wery geed. so»** CJeaawg vmwewLz Ta t tower .» l o * to «M toft I to » m m awzpwwa «a . Libby lumber mill runs a double shift; 606 men employed. Broadview: Oil syndicate to drill well west of here. Anaconda: New plant with dally output of more that 5,000 will be erected tor the manufacture of the Hawkesworth drills. Bhiiipsburg: Taxpayers organfee to protest against high taxation. Shelby: $ 10,000 to be raised for the purpose of broadcasting new* of opportunities to the new oil city and operating an active civic organ­ ization. Great Falla: Four Sweet Grass wells nearing oil structure. Sheltiy : Great. Northern is to build tow spur tracks. Rian to open new 011 base Great Fulls l-’lane under way for the erection of a refinery here The plant will be built in a 1,000-barrel unit with the idea of possible further expansion. Great Northern is to open rail bus service between Lewistown and Moc­ casin Shelby has natural gas lighting system Fowler Big week in oil develop­ ment on Fowler structure reported Glasgow New oil firm to opet In northeast Monluna; capitalized at* $5tM)00 00 Railroad from Armstead to Pasco. Wash . as part of ihe Northern Pa- rific s.istom, Is planned Post of con stinilton approximately $89,000 Raker Great Baker field lias an­ other lug gusher having a volume of 12 million feet pen day Great Falls Homestake Esplora lion company expects to dilli 12 or 15 ells in Kevin Sunburst field dur­ ing''the coming season Miles (’ity First work on rail­ way route south to Wyoming started Helena Conlraets already made for a large part of the 1 923 wool clip National Wool company Is in su red of larger b\i*ia»»8 than Vast year Great Falls Suit settlement re­ leases 5,000 acres of Ihe Kevio-Suti- tMirst field for development Dillon Northern Pacific railroad plans to staid construction of much talked-op'shorter rotile to the coast soon Total of 63 non,ooo feel of limber in western Montana has been sold tinder contract by the state forestry office Hardin, The first oil well will be drilled five miles north of town rt IMHIVGTON MEMORIAL Wisnom Lodge No 61 A F & A M will stagi a Washington Memorial program at the Masonic hall In Wis­ dom Friday evening, February 23, for Ihe special benefit of all the chil­ dren in the community Tiie p i crai program will consist of patriotic songs, addresses and lec­ tures with three reels of comic mov- ng i ¡cures Prizes are to be given by the lodge for the best written 'ci. i v. - Washington essay among the i hiteiren of the Fifth, Sixth. Sev­ en rii and Eighth grades. Ibis is a new undertaking of the local lodge of Masons, although it is u getterai use ail over the Fnited Stater in tbe interest and protection ii American citizenship and all it stands for. The movement has prov­ en highly successful elsewhere and ihere is no doubt this community will readily see tbe benefits to be de­ rived from such teaching. While everyone to tbe community wiiu be welcome Friday n.„~. of this week, we are given to understand hat this particular Semonstratkm is especially for the children of the community, and the officers of the lodge assure The News that they will be disappointed if their little friends do not accept their tovita- tfon to come up to the Masonic hail Friday evening and have a }oWr good time. There win be a little touch, toe, umrbe apples and candy ; and p'raps doughnuts; you can't always tell what tbe Masons wfS fix up for a* « •—wgtt lya *»f>fJ| ___ _ _ _ __ _ ffr •I'Plr 'WIEriF. 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Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 22 Feb. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.