Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, August 09, 1923, Image 1

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■VOLUME XI WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 1923 DUMBER 48 New Do’s and Oort’s The psychology ot childhood seems to be one of the last things that the wise men have been able to learn. That they are coming into the knowledge at last, even though the process has been slow and poin­ tful, is proved by the way in which the youthful point of view is grasp­ ed by the American Child Health as­ sociation. In the comprehensive pro­ gram of child health and child con­ servation drawn up by some of the leading experts of the country and of the world— for the association boasts Herbert Hoover as president, and internationally known physi­ cians and welfare officials are on its board— a very modern wisdom and a remarkable understanding of child­ hood an shown. The old adult ideg that children thould do unpleasant things simply because they are good discipline finds no place In the outlined doc­ trines of the American Child Health association. Arbitrary “ Dont’s,” fri'd ®nd fOuna wanting in child control through so many hundred yes i s, are omitted from the health plans of the association. Oames are substituted for cut-and-dried com­ mands, enjoyment for dull rules, and an understanding of the fruits ot wholesome living in place of fear ol punishment. In the old physioiegle« health used to be taught largely through fear of the grim lugaboo disease rarhtr on the order of the old-fashioned school teacher, ready to pounce upon sucl. iti i so as 11 not obey hit men dn'es and puu!>h them Inevitably, (ho youngster? n-rtved at iho conclu­ sion that the rudy important thin t was not to get caught, lint in the new health program of the Ameiicar Child Health association healtn is portrayed to the child not as a stern dragon, but as a desirable playmate. Children are urged to do the things that will keep them well and strong, not with threat« of the unhappy fate that will otherwise overtake them, but with promises of the enviable future that will be theirs if they are comrades with health, The boys will be robust; the girls will be more attractive if they are strong; both boys and girls will be able to have an Infinitely better time. For the very little children In the schools there is even a health fairy, who adds the never-to-be-dlsobeyed mandates of the fairies themselves to the instruction she brings about health. There is the Jolly jester all In white, with cap and bells, who Is ab)e to make the children laugh, and so remember advice about milk and eggs and open windows. Even to the older youngsters the health talk conies with a pleasant accompani­ ment of gaiety and good cheer. Nat­ urally, along with all this merri­ ment there is a comprehefisive pro­ gram of health, Ineluding sound in­ formation and training in health hah its, planned for the child at every stage of his development, from be­ fore birth until he is ready to enter the business or the college world. Emphatically, it is time that Am­ erican children themselves shared in a real eagerness for good health. The statistics compiled by the Amer­ ican Child Health association indi­ cate that mllons of Am era’s school chldren are so much below average weight as to require Inquiry as to the cause, many of Tnem suffering from serious defects. They show that 2*6,666 o f the 2,666,66* babies horn every year' in the United States die before they are a year eld. These figures ire shameful when applied to the children of a nation that prides itself upon being ihw> oughly enlightened and htmase. If they are to he erased, everyone m a t take a hand la the erasnre, HM only m ama and f i r r i e i f iB s r t lw e l ­ fare w a n sm a m t «at M O M the $260,000 FOR NORMAL The state board or examiners in session at Helena, has voted an ap propriation of 1260,000 to be used for the erection of three new build­ ings at the State Normal college here. Frank Eli el, member of the board, who made the announcement, states that the appropriation will be livided Into three parts. (125,000 will be used lor the erection of a U brary building, $86,000 will go to cards the building of a new gymna­ sium, and the remainder, (60,000 will pay for the erection of a new heating plant. The money will be available very soon and work on the foundations of >.he new buildings is expected to com raence early this fall. The state su pervisor of construction will be here some time within the next week to xik over the ground and decide upon the location of the buildings and work on problems of construc­ tion. Immediately following his re­ port architects will begin the draw ng of plans, and wUhia the next 30 days,Mr. Eliel estimates, the specifi cations wll be complete. Contracts will then be let as soon as possible and work on the building will be car­ ried on throughout the coming year The new additions to tue college are expected to be available for use by the beginning of the fall term next year. The improvements made possible by the appropriation satisfy a long felt need at the Normal. Students, and townspeople too, will be espec­ ially grateful for the erection of an adequate gymnasium, and the large library and efficient heating plant the appropriation provides for will he additions of Inestimable value to the college. In addition to the (260,000 set aside for the Normal, an appropria­ tion of (70,000 to the University at Missoula and one of (70,000 given o the State School of Mines in Ilutte Credit for the Normal’s share is directly due to Mr. Eliel, who intro­ duced the subject of the appropria tlon la the last hours of tile Session — Dillon Tribune. ERECT BUILDING AT MINE George Cole, resident manager of the Wisdom Silver Mining company, secured a government permit Satur­ day for the felling of a sufficient number of logs to build a two-story house 22i42 at the mine about four miles east of Wisdom. Mr. Cole says; “There can be no further guesswork. We are past the experimental stage and know we have a mine. I wouldn’t be one bit surprised to see the hills east of Wis dora become a formidable rival to Butte,\ The News has ever held that the mountains surrounding Wisdom were mineralised but we have been, and will be, very careful to verify any statement we may make with referefiee to the finding of valuable deposits. We don't want to see a mining boom— no sort of boom, In fact. Booms are disastrous affairs and Inevitably “ break” some, maybe many. But we do claim to be a booster. You can’t put your finger on a single thing started In the II years we’ve been fn the valley that we didn't boost— If it seemed worthy of the boost— and we are still drink­ ing that particular brand. FINED FIFTY An Inundated road near Barrett’s station eaaaed John Stephanie,raneh- «r, to he fined ! 60 in Jidge Phillips court Tuesday. It was alleged that the overflow was caused from faulty irrigation ditches, but ft is said that Stoifettto vrffi protest to the com- msrioWHU for a refund o f the money ou the «round that the road Is not graded and that the culvert is not large enough.— TTfbtee, DOiea. . ^ 0 * 11 - * « « « 11 * nM iaitxaem the rtmi Is Jew, *\” **” * . « _ ft 2» tarn MM 1» the very great ma- w n o n iiK * . w t , every * e t m m tort i f f h-rfgaties ditches ft is fine « ¡ M r -to the iegglshfteae e f t h e vgter UfeKlt h a n 't cost u * a penny a*ve «s u n g a « teh « tirtgHii. W «nttom* hodte hulKv |f i i flrtlMtoi» ¿Hteei M S I r.- get beitod it, too. To get the w m m m * ' « ü É g « i» «H r i o « e o o ft m . Ü fiee-iikô funInriMgf fort hi < RUDE RURAL RHYMES (Written for T he N ews by Bob Adams) TRKSPASS This bard and his fair Hannah spouse are living in a rented house, and in the same will likely stek unless they drop the price of brick. It takes a lot of Rural Rhymes to build a house these hard tihes. The present price of lath and plaster would bring us debt and dire disaster. But t picked out a likely spot, then hocked my ehirt and bought a lot. 1 mowed the weeds and plowed around to use tbe same for garden ground. Alas, the neighbors had a path which they still used despite my wrath. My ownership they never honored but kept on crossing catereornered. I poe'ed (hereon a little sign: “O brothers, for the love of Mike go on around and use the pike; O sisters, keep your dainty feet from off my carrots, chard and beet.\ They failed to read my gentle warning and every noon, night and morning some cabbage plant in which I trusted was trodden down and busted; until at last 1 built a fence to turn the devastators thence. If now their march should fall to halt I’ll try a shotgun filled with salt; yet I myself am like my neighbors, aud, at my play or at my labors, my heavy feet are apt to pound too often on forbidden ground. We're all so stubborn, mean and dense that God and man must set a fence to keep us in the narrow way which we should travel day by day. Yea, even then some sinful game oft tempts us on to climb the same. O brothers, for the loveof Pete, be careful where you throw your feet. — BOB ADAMS i i i i i j ¡SHORT STORIES OF HOME FOLKj CHILD CONSERVATION Mrs. J E Shaw was a caller on The News Thursday, arranging for the publicity part of the Lewis and Clark picnic to be held at Jackson Satur­ day, August 27. Conservation is the order of the day. Much attention has been paid in the past to the preservation «t ns - tlonal forests, coal, oil, and other mineral resources; and that is as It should be But what of our children? When the American Child Health Association, recently formed by the merging of the American Child Hy Emanuel Ilaserodt was in Friday £1**« Association and the Child smiling over the fact that he had tlie,llBalt^ Organlastion of America uu- hay on the Cozy Home ranch all cut, i Her the presdency of Herbert lloo stacked aud fenced He Is now on ver> publishes statistics showing the 1120 and “goiu’ like a house '*la* 200,000 babies die tn infancy George Woodworth was confined to his home for a few days last week by an attack of cold and sore throat but is on tapis again as good as ever, we are glad to state. afire.\ Mr and Mrs Earl Ryan were Fri lay nailers on The News. Mrs. Ryan has been visiting friends at her old home In and about Jackson and Earl came over after her. They are mov­ ing to Missoula. Angus McDonald spent the Sab­ bath in Wisdom and made the day exceptionally good by enrolling with The News big family Augus is at the old Charley Francis ranch this summer and says he is having a heck of a time keeping Benny Oakes in the collar. Mr and Mrs J P Lossl left last week for Seattle to visit with the family of their daughter Loretta, Mrs. Orville Corwin, and will visit Dr and Mrs. Tallman at Boise be­ fore returning to Wisdom. Mrs. Denln has charge of the apartment house during their absence. each year and 20,000 mothers die in childbirth, the thinking American must pause and reflect. The Association goes even further and tells how careful studies indi­ cate that there are millions of our school children who are suffering from more or less serious defects, ranging from dental troubles to mal­ nutrition and heart disease. These figres would be startling In any event, but they are more so when we are told from the same reliable source that at least onehalf the deaths could be avoided and that proper care would eliminate prac­ tically all instances of undernourish­ ment. America's duty is plain, it would seem. The American Child Health association proposes, by educational methods and with the assistance of sincere men and women who have dedicated their lives to the cause, to bring about a change in this order and to concentrate on a child conser- Mr. and Mrs, W E Harper, father Vation program. In this work they and mother sf \our Ted,\ were ia Wisifom Sunday, accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. R E McCor­ mick, whose ehildhood was spent ia the Big Hole, together with Mr. Me- Cormick and their little son. Mr. Harper is at present employed at the state institution at Warm Springs. Little Miss Lois George, accompa­ nied by her father, who is superin­ tendent of the state Institution at Twin Bridges, enjoyed an explana­ tions of the wonders of The News linotype Monday forenoon. Mr. George and his family are on an auto vacation and visited the Bitter Root and Big Hole for the first time on this trip. Needless to Mate, they were delighted. A dance at Jackson Saturday night of this week has the young folks on tiptoe. The music will be furnished by Matson’s Harmony Oreheetra ot' Butte, featuring Miss Keeney and Miss Brennan. This is the oreheetra which so ably performed ficring the Harvest day celebration last year at Wisdom sad the beys are alt getting Into the collar eo as t o k m as mock hay stacked as possfhto before the date announced. will need at least the moral support of the entire country, and it should' be theirs. TOUGH ON TERRIERS In a case at law tn Butte last week Deputy County Attorney Ed Fitzpatrick quoted the statute, en­ acted by the last legislature, with reference to ante accidents. He said “Under its provisions any driver of a vehicle which collides with an­ other vehicle, or strikes a person, must stop his machine and upon re­ quest give to the person struck hie correct name and address. Failure to comply with such a request is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of from (26 to (1*0 or not toss than 16 days nor more than three months In the county JaiJ if the victim to not able to ask for the name o f the driv­ er, aay person near by may do so. If the driver refuses to give his same and aiènm to this penes ho to then as guilty as i f he had refs the tajared pasty the infonsarioB. It to ne eue preeeut but the prfn- dpoto la the accident cad the victim i* unable to make inquiries It t o the duty o f the driver to n - Traaeta r a a_ ift^ Wt- 'f t Wtttt a t p e t t o » v s Q É i f i d h u e n t , «e ie K a m i » MOTOR STAGE REGULATIONS Considerable “ regulating\ of mo tor-driven vehicles was done at the last session of the Montana legisla ture aud comparatively few people realise what the motor stage is \up against\ these days. There are 110 rules and regula­ tions governing the operation of this public service today. Among them is one providing for the identifica­ tion of the route, to be attached to the car, with the number ot the stage iine as it is listed with the rail road commissioners, and a schedule must be provided of the time of de­ parture from each of the stations along the route aud the route itself identified on the schedules. It is provided that motor vehicles may uot carry more passengers than the rated carrying' capacity as filed with the state board. Drivers must not allow passengers to ride on any parts of the cars except iu the seats But one passenger is allowed to sit with the driver, and then only while the seats are filled The driver of a car is not permitted to smoke while the stage Is iu operation Tariffs are required to be ou file with the state railroad commission aud the operator of the line is not permitted to charge more or lees than his tariff calls for Free lick ets or passes are barred and the op erator is required to keep an accu rate account of receipts from opera tlon and his expenses as well and file the same with the board on or before April 1 of each year Reserve equipment must be car rled fur emergency, while olcsed cars must be liglhed and suitable heating systems are required to keep the cars reasonably comfortable for the passengers. Each car in operation must carry a fire extinguisher. The transportation companies are required to maintain comfort sta tions, and stop at them, along its iine as It may be necessary for the mfort ot Us patrons. Interruptions to regular service, when an emergency may exist over 24 hours are required to be reported in writing to the state board, with a full statement of the cause of the tn terruption. Discontinuance of the service for a period of five consecu tive days without notice to the board shall be deemed a forfeiture of the right to operate. These stringent regulations have caused the auto stage lines operated by Hugh Kelley between Missoula and Kallspell to cease operation,says The Times, “ While two other oper­ ators have not definitely decided what their future course will be, two have announced tiieir Intention of continuing in the business.\ It may be well for some of the many taxis operating between Butte and Wisdom to “ look at their bole card\ occasionally. The man who is living up to the law may not appre- ciate the elimination of his “ velvet’' by temporary operators. Beside®,, one cannot tell when some state of­ ficer may be going over the line to see that the regulations are being lived up to. LEWIS AND CLARK ANNUAL Monday, August 27, has been ehosen by the Daughters of the Am­ erican Revolution for the Lewis and Clark annual pienie, to be held at Jackson this year. Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard of the University of Wyoming will be pres­ ent and deliver an historical address, will Dr. Garver of the State Nor­ mal, Dillon, and probably one other speaker. Dr. Garver is so well known to our readers that an iatro- dnetloa to unnecessary. Dr. HObaru Is past regent o f the Wyoming D A R and a notable writer and historian. As secretary of the Wyoming Trail Commlseion and Wyoming state his­ torian of the Colonial Dames, she has acquired a fend o f historical facts pertaining to the early history o f the West which she delivers tn a moto eapiiovstteg manner and those whe «ton hearing her wfU tone but ace regret— th*t ot t W d t e . the y hade a 1/rrh * erected a t mhi dHMPBNi '-'W ■■ «y - R I M to toe gfe m i a . & ta * 3 r a*Md « fe* the * che State IritisUH Review Great Falls — 43 cents paid for Stillwater wool pool Of 300,000 lbs. Great Falla— Recqht .contract eu- terfed into by Standard Oil Co. with ■ --t California Petroleum'*Co. will mate­ rially affect production t>f Kevin- Sunburst field. Broadus— Butler Oil & aGs com­ pany drilling at its test well on the Williams place In Coalwood struc­ ture. Broadus— Construction of bridge across Powder river to start Imme­ diately Shelby— Out of seven oil well com pletions six prove good producers. This brings the total number of pro­ ducers to 99. According to statistics issued by the department of the interior in ’22 Butte Is the largest copper center In the world. issoula forest district revenue for the year, (617,866. Harlow ton— About 8,000 acres of land on Antelope creek to be liro’t under irrigation by Harlowton uraml irrigation project, making a total of 23.000 acres Lewistown — Drilling of test well on what has been named the Port Magiuuis structure 2h miles north to start at once Great Falls— Edwards well has 3 million feet gas (low, Ohio to drill another test well in Big Handy Harlem —Valley farmers busy liar vesting first crop of alfalfa in Milk River valley Great Falls— Flat willow gets new mail route Baker— Gas Products company to make deep test well. Contract let for l miles of high­ way north from War land on lobby Eureka road for (lUl.UtHi. Powell county's wool clip aggre­ gates over one million pounds Shelliy- Northfield Oil company lets contract for drilling second test wwlt ©» Genoa structure Joplin— Empire Oil Co. is to put down a well near here Great Falle—Sunburst refinery is now shipping gasoline Billings ... Soap creek oil activities show increase Hardin — Tennessee-Montana Oil company getting ready to resume drilling at Sarpy basin For the quarter ending June 3i) the United States land office at I.ew- istown receiped approximately (9<5,- 000 in royalties from the Cat Creek oil field. GOV EU N MENT O VV NEKHIUP At the recent annual convention ol the Insurance Federation of Penn­ sylvania held in Reading, Henry Swift Ives, secretary of the Casualty Hearing House of Chicago,made the following protest in regard to pres­ ent day tendencies; “Every addition to the power of the state affecting private property rights and privileges is a step back­ ward; every subtraction from the power of the state is a step forward The besetting sin of this generation is that there is too much addition and subtraction. Democratic ideals rapidly are being scrapped and au­ tocratie principles substituted. “There ts a sharp turning back to the political principles of three cen­ turies ago, which held the state to be paramount and the individual only a pawn in the game of kings. \The drift toward the sodaliza- tlou Of certain industries, popsiariy knows as public utilities, is the most alarming manifestation of this re­ actionary and smti-deraoeratie move- meat. If the state succeeds in ab­ sorbing Insurance, transportation, fight, power cad food distribution, the socialist miflenium wifi be just around the corner. “ There to no possible excuse for calling the government ownership meveiMut a liberal tendency. It to reactionary tt bell itseff. It harks hack to the dark ages- It to the toarenmner of a rerival of **- eraey. It i e e h on misdirected af- trahme, torive* am se*Cÿ soRtosent M i tort» m n g j m L * W k £ _____ — - t o w * I i ^

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 09 Aug. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.