Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, August 23, 1923, Image 1

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VOLUME X ï ■' —TT WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23,1923 NUMBER 50 Bàchbene of America There is a home on the Oregon coast, facing the Pacific ocean, says The Manufacturer. It is a email frame dwelling, plain and unpreten tious. Back of it for miles stretches virgin forest. And in the front yard is a tall flagpole; and on that flagpole for three days the Stars and Stripes, the American flag, at half-mast, pro­ claiming to the world that there is a home in which there is love of coun­ try; patriotism; reverence for our president who died in the public ser­ vice according as it was given him to see his duties. Farther back, in the foothills of the Cascades, on a homestead in a clearing, there is a log house of a settler who, with his wife, and sur­ rounded by their children, is hew­ ing out of the forest a home. And this humble homesteader has set up dose to their cabin in the clearing a flagpole hewn from a stately young fir— and the flag in the foothills is at half-mast. President Coolidge, when he was officially notified at Northampton. Mass., of his nomination as the can­ didate of his party for the office ot vice-president, used the following words in closing his speech of uo ceptanc.e July 27, 19 20, \We have been taking counsel to get her concerning the welfare oi America We have spent much time discussing ihe affairs of government yel must of the great concourse o' people around me hold no pub lie office, ex peel to hold no public of flee. Still in solemn truth I hey art the government, they are America We shall search in vain in legislative halls, executive mansions, and the chambers of the Judiciary, for the greatness or the government of out country. We shall behold I here but a reflection, not a reality, successful according to its accuracy In a free republic a great government is the product of all great people. They will look to themselves rather than to government for success. The des­ tiny, the greatness of America, lies around the hearthstone. If thrift and industry are taught there, and the example of self-sacrifice oft ap­ pears, if honor abide there, and high ideals, if there the building of for tune be subordinate to the building of character, America will live in se­ curity,rejoicing in an abundant pros parity and good government at home and in peace, confidence and respect abroad It these virtues are absent there is no power that can supply these blessings. Look w&ll, then, to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies \ Mr Coolidge was visualizing the kind of homes represented by the two mentioned above, where the Stars and Stripes are flying at half- mast; humble homes, bat filled with simple faith and love and respect and honor— homes representing the common people of this great country, the people who are the government. So long as our government rests there, no power can shake it. “At night returning, every labor sped, He sits him down, the monarch of a shed; Smiles by his cheerful fire,and’round surveys His children’s looks, that brighten at the blaze, While his loved partner, boastful of her hoard, Displays her cleanly 'platter on the board. ’’— Goldsmith VERY BEST INVITATION Georgia, like many other states ta the Union, has awakened to the faet that the tax si tat ion has a most di­ rect bearing on the {stare o f the state. After an industry has loeated WISDOM'S FIRST FLOWER SHOW The first display of flowers and vegetables, which we trust yvill be­ come an annual event in the Big Hole, was held at the Community building, Wisdom, last Saturday af­ ternoon. Mesdames J E Shaw and R Hath­ away were unanimously chosen as judges of the display and their task was a most arduous one. So many beautiful collections, all so nearly perfect • In arrangement and color contrast, it was deemed advisable to \split” The News’ first prize of $5 in cash and to award its second prize, a year's subscription, as first prize In one of the exhibits. Following is the disposition of the prize money, some $16 in all: Nasturtiums — First, Ellen and Edith Rasmussen, $1 each; second William and \Brother\ Knudsen, 6t) cents each. Sweet Peas— Mrs. Harry Hopkins first, $1, Ellen ami Edith Rasmus sen second, 51) cents. Pansies— First, Mrs W A Armi Uge, $1, second, Mrs. Herman Mus slgbrod, 60 cents. Greatest Variety Buquet— First. Hazel Holman, $1, Mrs W A Anni tage second. 60 cents Batchelor Butums--Mrs A M Kens, the only entry ami largest dis­ play of any single variety, the grand prize of $3 00 Shirley Poppies - Dorothy Van I tout en (only entry) $1 60 California Puppies Fust prize his being the most artistic dsplay ot a combination of flowers, California poppies predominating, Mils. Hello} Arnotl, year's subscription to The News Second prize. California poppies Mrs Herman Mussighrod, 60c In addition to the excellent dis play of (lowers there were vegetables galore. Mesdames Reus, ltaBiiius mn and Mussighrod brought onions beets, carrots, cauliflower, peas and four different varieties of lettuce, for which it was the unanimous opinion of the Judges and visitors that they were deserving of at least honora ble men Don— and had there been anything left in the treasury would have been awarded cash prizes A surprising display indeed was this to those accustomed to thinking of the Big Hole in terms of wild hay only Besides the prize-winning dis plays stocks, candytuft, Sweet Wil­ liam, phlox and snap dragon nodded encouragingly at those who came doubtingly and departed vowing to \show ’em next year \ THAT HISTORICAL PH M r Mrs, Joe Shaw called Saturday to tell us that the program for the big event at Jackson Monday, August 27, when the I) A R will place a marker at Jardine Hot Springs, is arranged with the exception of se­ curing some reverend gentleman for the invocation. Mr. Squire, superintendent of the Wisdom schools, will read extra«!s from Lewis and Clark's diary deal ing with the days when the springs were discovered, Dr. Carver of Dil­ lon, who is one of the best posted men in Montana on the early his­ tory of the Treasure state, will be one of the speakers, and Dr. Hebard of the University of Wyoming, who has no superior along the lines of the virgin West, will tell the people of those stirring times of which we who are basking in the light shed by those sturdy pioneers, know so very tittle. As announced last week, Mrs. H S Armltage will sing. Mrs, Ray WiOey bad kindly consentel to ren­ der musical selections, which assures a most pleasing feature. Communi­ ty singing will be indulged, the old songs being rendered. Pic Nie dinner will be from 12:26 bo 2:20 p. m., when the marker will be set with appropriate D A ft cere­ mony, but Mrs. Shaw urges ns to he on the ground as early as 16 or 11. in a state it is possible-to tax It o n t -------- ----------- ---- __ ... of erintenee, te the great detriment «Ceíoet, taTSurfiér that the choosing of the owners » well as « f the state., of a site for f£$ marker may be ac Bat you cannot by this method force sesr industrie» into the state. The prospective investor who seen Mts dtrideads m t a v a i up by growing tax dmvadit is heiss» tsvwrittwg. ita he trtes i» tere ; is EOI IriC tta eompfished before lunch. Mone should miss this opportunity of learning mere about the comma- afty in which we Uve. It especially urged that patetas asake «pedia uf­ áis firne s » they, too, « y leans « f A » settatasctal « f fiki* teserei müBey, «ari yic nsr mti a few-«Chers ;« # * » ©86# i i i i RUDE R U R A L R H Y M E S (Writter. for T he Ntvr> by Bob Adams) FATE There is a, blank verse bard who states that men are masters of their fate. I like his runes so full of spunk, but what he says at first seem bunk. Each one of u is like Jack Homer, we're eating pie, each in hi corner. Man may not choose the pie he takes, though some of them be leath­ ery fakes and some the kind that mother makes. We reach in blindly after plums; some get them, others burn their thumbs, or when they seize the luscious boon it like as not turns out a prune. Had I been bora in other climes I might be writing Chinese rhymes, I’m glad it was not for­ tune's plan that I should be an African. 1% very glad she cast my lot within this favored Yankee spot; I'd hate to be a Hottentot. Though winters ftoeze or summers melt us, we have to play what cards are dealt us. And yet at that, the bard 1 quote may have some sense in what he wrote. In the fei clutch of circumstance,” e still may have a fightiug chance. Though blows may fall upon our crown, c need not take them sitting down East of the sea or West of it. e still may make the best of it. They may be right, those Hindoo men, who teach that we are bora again, just circle round from death to bir^h and keep on coming to the earth The way .we ran our previous race, in each new life must fix our place. Believe me, folks, If this is so 1 want to do the best 1 know, lest I be obrn an Eskimo. I hope I'll keep all future date« Within these United States. Should 1 be born in Dutch Gtltana, I'd have no chance to marry Hannah. — BOB ADAMS i Ì * * » t i i i i HARVEST DIV IN THE BIG HOLE The Home of the Cow And the Big Beef Steer Sunday-Monday, September 2 and 3 A T W I S D O M Relay Race Each Day (Entrance Fee $6 00 00 Bucking Contest-First prize . .................................$800 00 Calf Hoping Contest ... First p r i z e .............................. 60 00 TRICK ROPING AM) IIULLDOGGING— CONTRACT Stage Coach Race Each Day ............ $30 00 and $15 $40 00 and $25 00 ) Half-Mile Running Each Day ........................... $50-$35 $15 (.Entrance Fee $3 00) Three-Eighths Running ................................... $40 $20 $10 (Entrance Fee $2 60 One-Fourth Mile Running ............................... $30-$16-$10 Saddle Horse R a c e ................................... $10 00 and $6 00 Boys' Slow Race, half-m ile ................................... |10-$7-$6 Milking Contest (Wild Cows) First p r ize...............$10 00 RAREBAt K RIDING— 4’ONTRACT JITNEY RACE— CONTRACT RUCKING BRONCHO CAR— *10 OO TO THE RIDER (If He Sticks for Half a Mile) MUSK AND DANCING EACH NIGHT Bring your auto tent and enjoy our tourists’ camp ! Ì ! i i i i ! i Ì i i i i i i Ì } MRS. SQUIRE HONOR STUDENT Dr, Davis, president of the State Normal college at Dillon, has our thanks for a copy of a. .program in-, eluding the Normal college gradu­ ating group for the current year. On this we find the name of Mrs. Nola M. Squire. A note from Dr. Davis states; \Mrs. Squire has made a very sat­ isfactory record here and will, ta our opinion, be a successful teacher,\ Mrs. Squire’s work fa the Wisdom sehtals last year* Was highly satisflE tory and Dr Davis’ opinion is abso­ lutely correct la her ease. We a r t glad she is to be with ns agate this year and bespeak for her a more suc­ cessful tens than last year, CesttSKteg, Dr. Duvte neatest 'l l to th* policy « f the SHteHd « s tave ttatate high ataatarOa, aa£ tel erataaripi* t a * wheaa * * a m w s t teacher we advise him to leave school or not return for further work.” Dr. Davis states also that la addi­ tion to the summer schools above mentioned” we have a thousand Mon­ tana teachers taking correspondence courses. Thus the total number of students registered with us last year was In excess of 2466. With this large group to select from, it is be­ ttered that we shall soon doable the number o f our graduates.\ ANOTHER PIONEER PASSES Jhmes 8*uaders, OBO o f te* «tardy pioneers o f the Treasure state, drop-' pod dead oa the staeets « f Virgìnia Cfty test Saturday. Deceased was the hustend of Geo. Woodworth’s ristar cad they were a daughter at t a » ta t a ten MONTANA LIVESTOCK The Montana co-operative crop and livestock reporting service (state and federal) send out the following from Helena; Livestock and ranges in Montana continued to show improvement dur­ ing July, and in many counties little more could be expected in this re­ spect. The wool dip for Montan; this year is estimated to be 18,285, 000 pounds. The movement of cat- tie for market this fail promises to be heavier than was estimated mouth ago,while the supply of lambs ton markets and feeding centers very likely will be somewhat less than ii was last year, according to the Au gust livestock report issued by Geo A Scott, federal agricultural stattsU clan for the state of Montana. Rauges— The condition of ran get- in the state on August 1st was 98 per cent of normal, the same as month ago Grass continued to tnaki good growth, with exceptions noted chiefly in several of the eastern couu ties, ami in an area south of the Yei fowstone und mostly east of BigHorn county, where dry hoi weather and grashoppers have cut the grass short In practically all of the west rn half ot the stale grass has been slow In curing, which will likely de lay fall shipments some Cattle— The condition of all cattle on the first of August is reported 100 per cent normal While normal does not mean au ideal condition, it does mean that as a whole cattle are in belter shape than usual at this lime Cattle have been taking on weight In good shape, but tiles In he eastern half of the state were re ported to he bad enough to Interfere wilh best gains during July Shipments of cat lie to markels avo started In a small way, piTnci pally from the eastern third of the Rate, but few large outfits have as yel begun to ship Shipments this fall apparently will be heavier than forecasted last month, according to reports from stockmen and others familiar with the business, and prob­ ably about 156,000 head are expect ed to be shipped from August to Do- coni her Inclusive Last year about not) head were shipped during the corresponding period. About 60 to 66 per cent of these are expected to fall Into the \fat.\ class at the markets Sheep and Lanihs—-The condition of sheep and lambs on August 1st is placed at, 101 per cent normal com pared to 100 a month ago The gen­ erally excellent condition of range is reflected In the very good growth of sheep and lambs, and it is seldom that over the whole state the flouks make such a uniformly satisfactory showing. Wool— Montana wool has been moving quite freely during the past month, most of it being shipped on consignment. The state's wool clip for 1823 is estimated at 18.295,000 pounds, compared to last year's esti mated dip of less thaif 17,000,000 pounds. State Industrial Review FLAY BALL Eddie Wenger's Hummingbirds are to fly from Anaconda Sunday to cross bats with the Wisdom baseball team on tbe home grounds In the afternoon of that day. If Eddie should by seme unavoid able chance miss bringing a basebai! team to Wisdom during the summer it is a foregone condusiou that he would have to be buried, for he would fee! that his life work wag ended and hie himself unto the ce­ lestial shore. Sometimes those Anaconda boys stage a double-header, giving the first game to Wisdom and wiping up the field with ns In tbe final. What the scheme is this time we are not able to state, bat you can gamble year last slmoleoa that there will l* musk te the air when the birds light . * r r SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME Th« feie* with the «Ita & p m estant, the gink with «ne m o light and the Jay driver who esta comers end t a d ©ta street *»d rota atre ali «Statai ' taüfUmwIf^iH rita'Imita a' - ■ - ■gfW~yWWro^~‘t>ff'''wWVBty MTlBf.ire? Tgw taftssretsli* js ta« taOr i«t at teen tatast**1\* .« i wtataitatltat«tare' m m m . Butte— Report of Butts Electric Railway company shows total reve­ nue for June $46,893.84. Shelby— New refinery to be built by Campbell Oil company. Eureka Broks-Scanion company making plans for next year's opera­ tions and arrangements being made for extension of logging railroad. Nibbec— Every effort, being mad« to complete work >u new elevator be­ fore new crops begin to arrive. Montana ranks third in wool pro­ duction in the United States w'ilh a clip of 18,295,000 pounds. Missoula Campaign launched among farmers of the western part of the state to garantee 6500 acres of sgar beetB tor the establishment of a sugar factory. Montana farmers have borrowed $20,66 1.390 from banks of federal farm loau system. Great Falls - $1,297,170 is the val e of motor cars sold in six mouths Great Falls— Building here shows marked gain- permits issued during July totalled $8 2.294, for July 102 2, $10,890. Kaiispell — Kttilspell l.inher Co lias a unique portable sawmill with ca­ pacity of 30.000 Great Fails Gus flow holding up in the Gladys Belle well Kaiispell—Carload of i herrit s Is shipped to New York Lewlstown — Assessment declines two million dollars in Fergus county Great Falls- 5 2 rues north state oil sent here during July Lew ¡»town After a long period of Inactivity operation I s t o he resne'd at the Republic well on Hie itrsh creek dome lit Cat ('reek field Helena—-Oil I ransportal ion from fields by pipe Hues lo refineries to­ talled 2 4 9,8115 barrels in June com­ pared with 225.691 barrels In May Helena - -Const rction of federal aid roail project 8 4 in Rt isevelt county will cost $36,885 Bozeman - Ore opened on four levels of Montda Mineral company Missoula — Building of Skalkaho road to continue The Great Northern railway is to install electric warning signals at a number of dangerous grade i Hissings between Helena and Wolf creek Libby— Likens Hazel mine mill Is starting work Columbus Contract let for trails portatton of two mil lion pounds of material and machinery to lie used in the construction of Myst.r Lake, power plant. Lewlstown —-California Oil compa­ ny to Inagrate Intensive development campaign in west end of Cat Creek field Livingston—-What Is thought to lie the largest single strike of gold ever made in Montana is reported lo have been strek at New World mining dis­ trict at Cook City, south of here Shell)}'—Sharp increase rioted in north state operation, five new oil wells completed, Lewlstown—Montana shows devel­ opment in manufacturing; in 1920 there were 1290 manufacturing es­ tablishments, compared to 939 ¡¡I 14 and 677 in 19o9. Great Fails-—Cun»y school budg-t ¡3 $133,000 mitr the 1922 mark. Helena— Two additional atomob !e passes over the continental divide be- in g const rcted at Glacier rational park and Marias pass Helena— 3.0« hands needed x;> bar vest the state’s bumper 1923 crop Baker— Gas Products company re­ am « drilling. Harlem—Milk river farmers have record stands of corn.; p to nine ft. Great Falls— $10,066 home to be blit cm Third avenue. Conrad — MeCall-Dinsmore com­ pany to open offices here to handle a portion of the big grain crop that will be hervested la the state this tea Irekatzreka is to be on the rente of the new International Scenic Park Highway. Baker— 866,606 bushels of wheat estimate^ to be market HI at Baker ta m e r s . “ The pestles o f Seste Datata ani M m t b®sf- etaerres T t a Sfcwt City U « w •tock R a e e rt. t a f i t a e t t » « it ita' gt f t t f t sst ä t *tat -taata taf frit ta Mrifc 4 t 0 g ß teta m tataprita fìjjMSfif*' g t e t a s t tat t a t a * S t a ***** ^ taw m a A ---- « j r i f ta* * ----- p i NP —rg « ■ * h RHM M I Mi sjCMMr

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 23 Aug. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.