Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, October 25, 1923, Image 1

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VOLUME XII WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1923 NUMBER 7 Cows Sbow High Test (E. Yale Waterman) A good dairy cow given the right kind of care and fed hay and some mill feed will earn a not profit of »12.00 per month lor ton months out of the year. The above statement finds proof in the monthly cream accounts of Chas. Quist and Oeo. Parsons near Wisdom in the Big Hole Basin of Beaverhead county, Montana. With hay at »9.00 per ton, dairy­ ing in the Big Hole Basin can not help but be profitable. Dalrymon in Oregon make a profit feeding »20.00 hay. It is said that George Parsons, holds the world's record as a buck- aroo—he having roped a mountain goat, a feat seldom accomplished; but George is going after dairying just as hard as he went after that Rocky Mountan goat. Butterfat Test I have tested some 70 cows for percent of butterfat and found a few star boarders, but most of the cows tested showed up excellently. Walter Stewart and Claude Lapham st Jackson had several cows teeting from 6 per cent up to 6.4 per cent. George Parsons has an excellent herd of Holsteins, and some Short­ horns and Jerseys, for such a recent start. A number of them tested around 5 2 per cent, which, consider­ ing the quantity of milk produced, explains why George’s cream checks run up to »600 per month. Oue cross bred cow well along in the lac­ tation period tested 10 per cent. His herd average was 4 9 per cent for his 36 cows in milking. Tests will be made of the herds of Frank Ritschei and Charles Quist in the near future, and any others who will send in their samples to the Beaverhead county high school-—Agricultural department. Ask Mr Quist for par­ ticulars. Modern Equipment Profitable The use of the milking machine, combined with regularity in all oper- tions, makes dairying more profit­ able. Mr, Parsons’ 36 cows re quire one hired man to milk and care for them. He milks them in one hour and thirty minutes with a three-unit machine. The eows always have the same milker and it requires no room and board to keep him up; in fact, the depreciation and up­ keep of a milking machine Is less than one per cent per year. There­ fore, a »650 outfit is worth »645 at the end of the year Mr. Parsons believes in labor-saving devices and his net profits prove he is on the right track. He can open and close his stanchions by pullin ga single lever. His milk room is a model of cleanliness. The separator is run by a gasoline engine. There is a cool ing vat for the cream and a stove for the heating of water. All of the equipment is sterilised with hot hot water. Mr. Quist is equipping hte plant similarly. A Balanced Ration No doubt jtbe high average test held by Mr, Parsons is due to the fact that he Is a careful feeder. In checking up hi» feeding ration I found it correct to the letter. He feeds 4 pounds of bran per day and four pounds of shorts, besides 95 pounds of good clear meadow hay. This is a perfectly balanced ration, according to the best information from experiment stations. Mr. Quist is feeding a similar ration Requirements fee a Successful Dairy 1— A man who earn us« his head. 2— A man who is willing to work hard for a good start in the After the herd to organised ings and equipment planned, it to easy. I —Cow* that produce »1. worth of butterfat ter 19 eeuta worth of feed. 4 — In order to fiat Which eows are profitable tketr *Uk ; and th* taken for a period fit ■ u J k * j m WidHUM* u h a v*w*m -1 ffl| ■Hnl I—That with * rwermihle « 08 - WEEKLY INDUSTRIAL REVIEW K&lispell—Warland lumber mill doubles Its capacity. BlUlngs—Local sugar factory now receiving sugar beet crop of north­ ern Montana. Butte—Reopening of Butte & Su­ perior mine announced by D C Jack- ting, president, will give employment to 1200 men. Helena—Bonds to the amount of »850,000 to be saued for Franklin irrigation district in Qolden Valley county. Work new under way to double ca pacty of loading racks of the Illinois Plpeiin company at Sunburst. Hamilton—Rehabilitation of big ditch of Bitter Root valley irrigation district will cost »274,326. Immense flow of hot water struck at Bowdon Oil & Gas company’s well east of Saco. Flow estimated at 15,000 barrels a day and water reg­ isters 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Great Fall«—Approximate cost of construction embraced in Ultn irriga­ tion district contract wll be about »300,000. Montana receves »75,598 as her share of national timber sales. Estimated new wealth of more then 150 million dollars will be pro­ duced this year on farms operating In states. Flans under way for improve­ ments at Great Falls fish hatchery, iesigned to equip it for all-year op­ eration. During the iuout hof August 255,- 231 barrels of oil were received by pipe line companies from Montana oil wells for transportation, of which .-1,239 65 barrels came from wells in the Kevin Sunburst field and 16 3. 995 2 barrels from Cat Creek field Red Lodge—Three and one-half acres of head lettuce yields a local isrmer net profit of »2,000. Conrad—Renewed interest in oil developments in Pondera county is shown with the resumption of drill mg on Dry Forks wejl three miles orth of here. Lewlstown—Mutual Oil company to put down second well on Mussel shell acreage. Experiments in sugar beet culture in the Sun River Irrigation project at Mormon settlement near Cascade accomplish two-fold purpose—crop proves adaptable to Irrigated land in lhe northern part of the state and growers will receive gross returns In excesa of »100 an acre Surveys for Babb—Cardston high­ way project, which will extend from Babb to the Canadian boundary, 12 miles, completed. According to the present estimates the highway will cost »110,000. Farsyth—Between 4,000 and 6,- 000 turkeys to be marketed by Rose­ bud county turkey raisers this fall, KOWBOY KYVARTET Yeh, they will be there, chaps and spurs, 23-gallon hat and six-shooter boats, an' ever’thing! Where? At the Community build­ ing, Wednesday evening, October 31. That's about all we dare tell of the splendid Hallowe’en program which la being rehearsed for that occasion. Still it is permiesable, mebbyso, to tell that a Spanish dancer not often If ever seen on the boards at Wis­ dom, will execute a most difficult figure of Torpslchorean art. There wll] fee solos, instrumental and vocal, besides some dob's fey the kiddies— something we all enjoy most heartily. Every youngster there will receive at least two big red apples and the “children older grown\ may have a piece of old-fashioned pumpkin pie eaeh. None who taw last year's Hallow e'en performance wifi miss this, and the hail win be crowded. CM ON IN—WAITER'S FINE M D Jar dine of Jackson extends a cordial Brvitatio* to the school fee tested ckUdrwi and teachers of the Talley of each Saturday, Noramber 1», when the.f* l £ . Mg Fhatge and all Its attractions wfB ha the property of Ids facets. \We an tty « • caaB bathing ww- where- (sou i t wm ha aeceaemry i^t the per- i } RUDE RURAL R H Y M E S (Wrttr: for T he N ews by Bob Adams) EGGS 1 love au egg, there’s nothing finer for any breakfast or diner; but ere that egg is served to me, I feign would know its pedigree. 1 much prefer a late edition like Cae­ sar's wife, above suspicion. The blameless egg without re­ proach. that is iheTdnd to boil or poach; and with one cheerful sunny eld« which gases on me honest-eyed, I love that hen fruit fried. But when its health begins to fall I recommend the garbage pal. Long ere it is a total waste it has an ancient, fishy taste. Not wholly bad, It eponds its time upon the borderland of crime. Such are the eggs we meet the most, of poached or scrambled on our toast, at restaurant« from coast to coast. O, when fresh from off the nest, with innocence still in its breast, of all good things an egg is b«Bt; wth age and long experence cursed, of all bad things an egg is worst. I speak, my friends, as one who knows I’ve taken eggs from friends and foes. The riper ones appear at limes where 1 recite these Rural Rhymes, and when the same begin to scramble I know it’s to ranriile. If I protest, men say those yolks age to match my jokes. •—BOB ADAMS ! time for me to are just the ag1 i J ! i i ì NO INROAD WITHOUT HOAD Appixjpos of the question Of bond­ ing a county for an international highway the following from Colliers: The road reflects human progress t' that fact up any way you please, note the sort of roads the Romans made when they were at tlie.r peak in every other way, ob serve the roads in a modern Amer­ ican city or town which is on its tots and alive Then contrast those roads wth the poor apologies for thoroughfares which exist in any community where there is no desire for any sort of progress, commercial or spiritual The test works—every ime You’ll never find any comniu- tity which is slack about its roads which is not slack about some other lundamental matters. The whole matter was summed up by Dr Hor­ ace Bushnell of Hartford back tn the year 1846 \If there Is any motion in society, the road, which is the symbol of mo­ tion, will indicate the fact. When there Is activity or enlargement or a liberaliz ing spirit of any kind, then there is intercourse and travel, and these require roads. So, if there Is any kind of advancement going on, if new Ideas are abroad and new hopes rising, then you will see it by the roads that are building. Nothing makes an inroad without making a road. All creative action, whether in government, industry, thought, or religion, creates roads.” This is why the question of good roads and of building new roads in this country euts far deeper than the matter of humoring the motorist or increasing prosperity. A good road pays back dividends in every sort of coin—for a road well built and well kept up means a people well built and well kept up, JACKSON NEWS NOTES Helen Jardine spent the week-end at home. Emily Olsen apeut with home folks. the week-end BIG HOLERS BUY FEEDERS Messrs,'George Woodworth and Dan Pendergast of Wisdom and Frank Hasted of Wise River were Big Hole cattlemen who visited the Ruby and Beaverhead valleys this week for the purpose of purchasing steers to be fattened tars winter at their respective ranches. Altogether they secured 268 head. Among tho*e who sold were the Raymond Cattle Co. of Sheridan, Grover Goetschlus and Walter Eastman of Alder, Tom and Pete Bamoskey, E Peppereofi and Guy Bird of the Beaverhead val­ ley. Asked ns to the outlook of the cattle market, Mr. Pendergast said; \Tell ’em it’s rotten.” The priee paid tn most instances was 5 cents— The Forum, BEATING BURBANK — ' of the O e s e country, tra* to to m Saturday evening and lock to the been experimenting Ods summe*, cremi*« «ha leaf wBsr, hug, and -has pm* « fee« that ha f lM t o « d i eu- SHOKT STORIES OF HOME FOLK C E Young was with us a couple of days last week He Is logging, biasing and mapping the Internation al or Four Parks highway Mr and Mrs Will Knudsen took their little eon Willie to Butte last Thursday for a minor surgical opera ton. whch was performed Saturday, Mrs Knudsen remaining with the little boy Chris Rasmussen Is home from Butte, where he wa operated upon for appendicitis. He looks fine and says he never felt better in his life, but of course he is under orders to make haste slowly with that work stuff \ C Yale Waterman, dairy expert of the Beaverhead county high school, accompanied by H W Newman,teach­ er of chemistry .visited the Basin last week and tested a number of dairy herds. Mr. Waterman has an inter­ esting article In this issue, page one. Patsy Sullivan came up from Butte last Wednesday to show a cousin who is visiting him what a country we have. They punctured the atmos­ phere to an alarming extent—-it has rained more or lees ever since—but we haven't heard of a record bag of duck being made. We are to have a troop of Boy Scouts, a preiminary meeting having been held last Wednesday night. A number of youngsters ’’signed up,” but they have to bring a written per­ mit by their parents before taking the Scout obligator Another meet- hg is to be held Friday night, when the troop will be formed. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Russell were in Wisdom over night last Thursday, en route Fred L Rlrschy, Charlie will be remembered as one of the premier silk slingers of the good old Overland stage days when Joe Lossl used to print a reward of »50 if his stage missed making the train at Di­ vide—“Thera days is gone forever! Thos.Taylor receieved a letter last week from his son Clarence, whe has a good position with a California house, stating that he (Clarence) was booked for a trip on the sea of matrimony, The wedding was to have occurred last Thursday and we join the many friends of the young man In wishing him und his bride a vejage of unalloyed h&ppaees. Joe Kramer, Vise Julia Kramer and Anna Wimbey, Mrs. Kramer's liter who has been visiting, left for Missoula, with Clarence Helming at the wheel, last Thursday. The village entap tied a pair of old sheas to the rq*r spring ed the ear b v ttb e t o t k He's h i t tolto us the dis­ covery was made hy the party before reaching Darby no «he e le c t was V*L Mr. and Mra. Chet Harrington are at LaUrande, Oregon, at present. John Wenger and suit case, where did you go—to Santa Rcaa? Mrs Martin Jackson came home from Dillon To spend the week-end 2eke Stocker says he will deliver potatoes anywhere in the state, via Dillon. Edith Grace Dusted and Elbe) An derson come house from Dilioa for the week-end. Born, October 20, to Mr and -Mrs Charley Holman, a son. Mrs. Hoi issati and the boy are doing nicely. John Cavran says he is looking for a cook, but Charley Pinkerton nays. Never mind, John, let’s live in hopes \ M ib Sam Peterson visited friends in Dillon, Miss Mildred taking the duties of ranch wife upon her own shoulders Mr Clemow and son Tom weut over to the Bitter Root last week and got a truck load of fruit and vegetables May and Tom Clemow took advan­ tage of their teachers’ absence at the convention tn Butte and spent the week end at home. Mr Burdick cays there a lot o( good looking school ma'ams around the country,but \they are so damned hard to get acquainted with .’’ Mrs, Henry Olson gave a dinner In honor of her sister, Mrs Lilltanlhaw, and little son Wlille. Relatives and neghbors enjoyed the evening. The Jackson editor wishes to sin cerely thank Claude Lapham for a nice piece of venison (and the Wis­ dom contingent would like to do the same thing ) Joe Kramer, Clarence Helming, Anna Winberg and Julia Kramer drove over to Missoula last Ttiurs day to visit Olive Kramer, who goes to school there Misses Buhrer and Qu&ckenbush, Jackson teachers, Rose Miller of West Foi and Miss Gray of East Fox attended the State Teacher« institute at Butte last week. Little Bobby llalloran had the mis fortune to break h!s leg jumping off the porch. He was taken to Dillon, where bis leg was eet, and Is report ed to be getting along fine, Mr Pickett has charge of the swimming pool during the absence of Les. Merritt in California, Pickett says he gets all kinds of chewing gum, and some pollywogs. Yum yum Claude WoodBlde and the school inarms have been to Butte attending the big convention there. Claude say*. “There were no picture shows, but we had an enjoyable time, any­ how.” Mesers. Riehardson and Pickett have gone to housekeeping on Main street. Walter says housekeeping is an e*xy Job, for “ail Pickett wants to pumpkin pie and toasted marsh­ mallows.\ Ladles Aid entertained last Friday tn the Community bnildng. The eom- raunty nurse and Mrs. Benson name tn from Dillon and gave a talk on 'School Children's Health.” There was a large attendance and everyone enjoyed the exercise«. Health Begins at noie For years the tutted States sf America has turned a hearing ear and a helping hand and a tender heart to the plight of the children of the war-torn and famine-ridden land of Europe. It has sent food to build up their small bodies, skeleton-thin or swollen with hunger. It has sont warm clothing to protect these help­ less ones from the rigors of winter^ It has sent trained relief workers to bear in person to these litie ones the best skill and love of our nation. AU hrough Europe the United States lias established itself firmly as the children’s friend. This is as it should be. nor Is there any adequate reason why our country should depart from the prec­ edent it has established. Humanity knows no boundaries Suffering childhood may rlghtly*v4alm shelter­ ing parent-care frotp all the world. But the United State« of America must not, in remembering the chil­ dren of other countries, forget Us own Child health, like charity, should begin at home it Us a sig­ nificant fact that the American Re­ lief administration.which during the last eight years has cared for more than 15 million children 'f Europe, has now decided to put Us full strength Into work for American chtllren under the auspices of lira newly organised American Child Health association U ttt it matter of no light import thill Herbert Hoo­ ver. sucreiary of our Department of Commerce, and known throughout the world ns a leading organzer of child relief. has considered ihe need here in t lie United .Slates great enough to demand the new organiza­ tion of which he is president it is a thing to engage the public attention that two such organizations as the American Child Hygiene asociation and Child Health nrguutzatun of Am­ erica merge to form (lie new Americ­ an Child Health association in order to strengthen the effort for the ad­ vancement of child health in this country That it is a critical situation of utmost concern is proved by a few of ihe facts with which the American Child Health asuciation confronts the country There are «lightly over 22 million school children tn the United Slates, they tell U 9 Of these children, milUUms, It 1« estimated from reliable sources,are so far below average weight ns to demand search­ ing inquiry as to the cause, and many are suffering from serious d s- fects. Nor is this ail The statistic« ocm- piled by the American Child Health association shuw that 200,000 of the 2,600,000 babies born in the United State« every year die before they are a year old. They show a morality rate of over seven deaths in child­ birth for every thousand live births, as against less than three deaths per thousand in Italy, Norway and Swe­ den. More than half these deaths of both mothers and- babies could be Prevented by «killed and intelligent care. The percentage of malnutri­ tion and physical defects in our schools could be reduced to an m- ionslderable minimum. It is the children of our own land who are now crying out to us for aid. Their need is not a startling crisis of war or famine, but none- the-less great and noae-the -less real. The nation’s whole future is affected unless their health is assured. Will we fail to recognize the America’s ehildret, too, have their claims? ROTARY COMMUTES MEETING A meeting of the Dfikm Rotary dub tette« te befeoH ei * telli« r u ik « a t Parts ty ’Which lette tram test tte Offetee tetriegranA D ffce. K M n d , De», L ina n d JIMMIE OS A JAUNT Jim Poliison, an aged inmate of the county farm, was detained at the sheriff’s office a short time last Sat- srday when he was picked up by Police Chief Nelson e® the northern outskirts of town. He was carrying • few belongings in a salt esse and stated that he wss walking to Butte to spend the day. Supervisor J O Meitoa was notified and took the an- back te the farm. - m m Tribune. Mr. PedUsea will be remembered fey a majority ed s c r reader*. He to h e ts fj f? years «iff mm and ffarte* fib* te «(M rs. A * Sm ith,be &

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