Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, October 09, 1924, Image 1

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E r i '- ‘¿ - - T f j ’ '' -SSfc .... ................................. ... \\’\ *-»i®-’!^ ’- Æ-jfc-*~ ■'■* •V VOLUME X III WISDOM MONTANA, THURSDAY, CCT03ER 9,1924 NUMBER 3 WHY FARMERS PAY HIGH RATE The average hourly wage o! rail­ way employes, as computed by The Railway Age, is 126 per cent higher than in 1913 but prices of farm prod ucts hare not been correspondingly advanced. Senator LaFollette Is telling the farmers that one reason for the low prices of farm products is high freight rates. Up to ithat point he Is right. But he is wrong and is dls pensing deception when he makes im norelble promises of reducing freight rates while holding out to the rati way employes an expectation of still better wages and better working hours. High wages of railway employes are the basic cause of high freight rates. Approximately 60 cents of every dollar taken in by the rati roads la paid out dtrectly for labor The greater part of the remaining 60 cents in the dollar is paid out indl rectly to labor—for fuel, for loco­ motives and cars, for rails and ties and for scores of other materials and supplies essential to the' operation of a railroad. Senator LaFollette is saying that government ownership and operation of the railroads wtuld make it easy for the government to give the em poyes better wages, shorter working days and easier conditions, while at the same time it wouia give the farm er a generous reduction In freight rates. The wonder Is that intelli­ gent persons can be brought to be­ lieve such deception. Government ownership and operation are more wasteful and costly than private ownership and operation. The coun try tried government operation ot the railroads during the war and for a period after the war, and the re­ sults were costly, demoralizing and disappointing. The government oper­ ated the railroads at an enorm'our loss and had to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars on as credit to make up the deficit. Mr. LaFollette would deceive the railway employes, the farmers, or both, if he were given the opportu­ nity. But he will not deceive them, because he will not be elected presi­ dent. Such railway employes and such farmers as may vote for him in November will throw their vote away The utmost influence that the La Follette party can expect is the poa- ble throwing of the election Into con­ gress—of the president to the house of representatives and the vice presi­ dent to the senate. But that would throw the country into a period of alarm and uncertainty. It would be bad for business, for industry, and for everybody, including the railway employes and the farmers. Moreover, if there were a possibil­ ity of LaFollette’s election he would be Incapable of giving the country prosperity or an orderly adminis­ tration. LaFollette is a lone-hand politician, and this government can not be successfully run or constltu- tionaly run by a dictator. La Poll- let', e Is incapable of team work. His nomination and his present candida­ cy are fruits of a dictatorship. He nominated himself; he wrote his party platform; he even refuses to permit his followers in the various states to put state and county tick­ ets in nomination. If elected president he wood throw the government into a snarl and pre­ cipitate a long period of depression and hard times. The reassuring fact is that he will not be elected presi dent. — Twice-a-Week Spokesman- Review. MAKING THE P a p e r Through the Dillon Examiner we learn that: \At a dance given at Wla dom recently at the Community building sufficient funds were raised to give that district enough funds for their apportionment of the eounty Bttitse f a d , it being the trot district In the etate to raise the allotted amount \la a agreement made eaxly fu the year each ram diatifet waa to pay a certain aaueat toward the saln r y e f T t n f t Midi a aewny paper! , :We w a r e n s ltf t o «fro aotfce gratia o f thfc daaeo, hat me n v e rtet «1 i t JACKSON NEWS NOTES Miss Francis Barber has taken up winter quarters at Wisdom. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ford made a business trip to Butte Tuesday. :i! r. lu r i n ' elertalne-' Natives from Fishtrap Sunday. Mr. Stephenscu of Diilon spcm revcral days last week in the Basin. Mr. and Mrs. George Lossl autoed 0 Salmon Thuitday to attend the fair. Wendel Jardtne, who is attending ichool in Dillon, spent Sunday with lls parents. Mr. Denton Oliver of Dillon trans adted business in Jackson Sunday and Monday. Mrs. J Schindler, son and daugh­ ter have returned from a visit with relatives In Nebraska. Mr. Jesse Finsley and family have moved to Jackson for the winter, Miej Dorothy attending our school. A letter from Mr. and Mrs. Mann says they arrived safe and sound In Loe Angeley after a pleasant trip down the coast. WHAT ADVERTISING DOES THRIFT Thrift is fast becoming a nations’ habit. The first step In this direc­ t'd! Is to put yourself on a M<h si«. The merchants and business men of the United State« are not capitalized to loan money. Selling merchandise Is their business. When vou ask them to carry your account t means a loan to you of their goods which represents money. These ac­ counts tie up the working capital of the merchant and Increase his over­ head—you never get credit and bar­ gains (t) from a mail order house, Jo you? Not on your tintype! In 99 cases out of 100 the home mer­ chant would beat the prices of the mall order house if he had cash-in­ advance customers like they have. 8peaking of \bargains:\ One of our good frlenda told us Just the other day that he had received a dozen pairs of shoe laces in the mail that day which cent him only 46 cents. Not mentioning our friend’s name, we casualy Inquired of the Basin Merc, as to the price of shoe laces by the dozen. \Four bits,” was the ready response. It cost our friend a 2-cent stamp, the letter on which the order was written cost something, as did the envelope In tohich the order was mailed. Where, then, was the great saving? And when those shoe laces arrived they were hls, whether he called them good or not. At the local stores ho could say: \Nix on that shoddy stuff.” IT MAY DE HERE An 8-reel novelty program is on Saturday night at the Community building, and it’s free. This splen­ did program is the gift of Mr. Van Horn, district manager of the world- famous Patthe Aims. If possible, Mr. Van Horn will be with us and make a little talk on the film industry. W J Tope returned Tuesday from Divide, where he loaded out shep and lambs he had sold. One car of sheep goes to the Rnby valley, one car of lambs to the government ex­ periment station in Idaho and two can to a Los Angeles butcher. Wal­ ter Hansen had contracted the iambs but let them go to California at one- half cent profit. He let the others go at cost. Ranger VtogelsSflfi wears a smile that won’t come off, all because the government surveyors have staked a road for him. It will ho a direct route from Wisdom to the Steel creek ranger station and will have t fear per cent grade. There will he no gates ¿0 open, either. Prelimi­ nary wprk is in progress and next lemon lie wfll have a road to be ljro«d «L Sem em e g o t loose without 'saddle er M i l e th e first o f the week and Saread eoasteraatloa fn the cemmn- m r tb e FTeA h Hir a t e y cfcOirm were attached hy Jnfeatfle ^ m p o t t e t l a them « ! America has the best life on thin earth because it has the best adver­ tised life, says Colonel W G Edeako of the public relations commission, American Bankers association. He gees on; \American health is the best .u the world, because American people are lest informed in the ways and habits >f health, largely through advert!« tng. American bu'slness is the Urg ast and most successful in the world because it uses advertising the nSbht. American business men enlarge their usiuess institutions in proportion as hey advertise them. American buy­ ers become more shrewd In spending ilieir money by reading the advertise meats. \The press of the United States is regarded by many as the most power­ ful of our institutions. It must be numbered with the schools and the churches as one of the triul’cy of most powerful creators ot knowledge ar l patriotism. \Advertising is what It is today largely because of the power and suc­ cess of the newspaper. Nevertheless, it Is true that the newspaper is as .successful as it is today because of advertising.\ PHYSICAL EDUCATION LAW AUTO UP A THEE An almost new motor car resting in the top branches of a 40-toot dim tree in Santa Ana canyon. California, has furnished a new puzzle to the authorities there. The mongrel dog of Harry Bates, a stock ranger in the canyon, made the discovery the other night, and Bates investigated. A crew of deputy sher­ iffs and mechanics spent the rest of the night getting the car out of the tree. It was damaged but slightly. There was nothing to show how It got there, but it must have catapult­ ed from the road at a point 300 feet above. The vicinity was searched thoroughly tor bodies but none was found. The car is registered to Henry O Wagner of Whittier. Wagner, it was said, left for Wisconsin three weeks ago and two weeks ago hls car woe reported stolen. OZARK OLIVES Southern M.lssouri and northern Arkansas are to be made the center of experiments in growing olives and prunes by expert horticulturists who have made tentative plans to estab­ lish such orchards :n the two states. Leading fruCt growers of Califor­ nia who have Investigated the poaji- bilities of the two ciates as future olive and prune states are enthusias­ tic over the prospects. Donald Mc- Clary, owner of three fruit farms in the Sacramento valley of California, is quoted as saying'that $30 an acre land in Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks will produce as much fruit as the $300 land In southern Cali­ fornia. A REMARKABLE ADVANCE Ford Is not alone of the automo­ tive industry In having made an as­ tonishing financial advance from an Insignificant beginning. Another au­ tomobile manufacturer who began operations six years later than the flivver magnate started on a $16,000 capital as against $29,000 for Ford, but according to the latest financial statement by the company those six­ teen thousand have grown to 26 mil­ lions, while in the meanwhile ten militate have been distributed fn dlvdends. That yarn about the tall oaks growing from little acorns cer­ tainly applies in the case of the aa tomoblle industry. JUST A LITTLE HINT People who write things which they would like to see printed in The News should lmar In mind that what they write as their personal what they write as their personal opinion should he fathered by them. If you write an article that la not fit for you to attach your name to It should merer ha printed, Pleuse re­ member A te tula o f a s good aawi pen and you . win never have ween- Sa|%ajateufc.:J»fti..M *. rule jpUefc-wifi g h * : la i l l ktednes: A DesMotnes (la.) dispatch states: The new physical education law passed by the 49th general assembly of the Iowa legislature became effect­ ive September 1, and as a conse­ quence complete instructions for con­ ducting the work In all public els- nentary and secondary schools have been mailed to teachers by the super­ intendent of public instruction. The new law requires that In all ouch schools there shall be establish­ ed physical education, Including ef­ fective health supervision and health instruction, of both sexes, and that every pupil of school age shall take the prescribed course. For pupils physically or mentally unable to take the course prescribed for normal children a modified cours« of Instruction has been provided. Under the law Ithe program of phys teal education will occupy periods each week totaling not less than 60 minutes, exclusive of recesses thro'- out each and every school term. AS TO WINDSHIELDS Down East a law has been passed compelling motorists to remove bath Ing girl pictures and other stickers from windshields, and ordering them henceforth to keep the glass free from anything that might tend to obscure the driver's vision. You’d think, wouldn't you, that such action by the authorities would be unnecessary in view of repeated \safefty drives” and so on? You’d think that drivers Just naturally would have better senoe than to plas ter their windshields with anything k all You would, but you'd be all wrong. The unthinking must be made to th'nk, and when they have nothing to think with the law must step It) and do their thinking for them. I j OYAL c it iz e n « The person who sends a Montana dollar out of the state for merchan­ dise he could buy aa profitably at home is hindering the progress of his community and state—sending away taxable dollars which would add their share to htB road and cchool fund, in 'the end lightening his own burdens. Be a loyal citizen to the interests of your home town and county. Deal with your friend and neighbor—It will be to the mutual advantage of both yourself and your community: Every one of the buslneB firms whose names appear in The News this week conduct business on the heart-to-heart plan. And they are worthy your full support. It pays to trade in Wisdom. HOME MONEY Money invested at home is safe. Every element of speculation la re­ moved. Our banks are here to help you solve your financial troubles They are more interested In your welfare than the smooth, high-pres­ sure salesmen of outside investment firms. A dollar kept at home con­ tinues to serve and build up our com­ munity. Profits earnod by loeal banks increase the community's cred­ it. Local banks are permanent in­ stitutions, organized under state and federal supervision for your protec­ tion and benefit, and for the ad­ vancement of tire community. Local banks merit your confidence and in- vit« your business. JOIN THE CRUSADE There were enough stay-at-homes in the last presidential election to hare made a new political party and defeated the successful ticket by more than seven million majority that ft had and stfR left about five milHoa etay-at-homes sitting around the tense.; Those attempt to ignore the duty o f ritfeenship—leave paMic nf- fArt . for others to look after—have only themselves to blame if things ge wrefcg.: Let's rote on toe fourth of Neress- te r this year! T te deeent newspapers of Ofit SALMAGUNDI Dog days ranks people growl. Before you invest, investigate. The Lobbod hair tad keeps grow­ ing. Large fortunes from small graft: grow. All the world laughs at the blind uc a of lovers. The promoters ot cnuuUuquas and airs always lose money. Even those who mu;t malign tl; \cart wheel” dollar still chase it. Every ad. In this paper is a lesam n careful buying—read them all Lite Insurance is something that the widow always wishes, her hus band had. A Chicago physician says snoring is a disease. Wonder which gland does it? Wonders are so common now that a ’round the world (light iu merely a hop off \ \Europe seeking to please Amer­ ica ” And she can do It by paying her debts. Now that surgeons repair the spine there may be hope for those people who have no backbone. So live that it never will be neces sary for lawyers to prove you have been feeble-minded istnee infancy The bank clerk who confessed to starting 100 fires had the wrong kind of a Job-—he should have been a Janitor One reason for restoration of (he sclver dollar to circulation Is man! fest—the baby cannot cut teelh on paper money The French government has or­ dered u:;e of more c.bau In bread Oh, what wouldn't they give for a tew cargoes of our tat sawdust? Another great agricult tral prob­ lem which has never been satlsfac torlly Bellied In What Nature had in mind when she Invented ragweed A postcard mailed 45 years ago has Just been delivered. The writer is dead and the sentiment on tt very naturally is \Wish you were here\ FOB M1HB HEIHtTHOM Miss Jewell Clapp gave a farewell party in honor of Miss Emma lied strom at her pretty ranch home Fri­ day night. Cards were Indulged, Mrs. Harry Helming and Mr. John Troupe winning ladles' and gerrts’ first prizes Harry Helming an­ nexed the boob. Miss Clapp’s guests were, besides the guest of honor: Mr and Mrs John Troupe, Mr and Mrs. Harry Helming, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Helming, Mr and Mrs. Don Anson Messrs. H G Williams and Clair Qulst. A HEAL PATRIOT After supplying 42 years of it, General Pershing on his retirement said service is the greatest gift a man can give to hls country. This does not necessarily mean service on the field of battle, but at any post of duty. Servlee to be genuine must be unselfish. The average politician who boasts of the service he gives his country Is usually found serving himself first. To be ready, to be honest, and to be courageous—but ever for the country’s cause—these are the thing that count. MASONIC LECTURERS WONDERFUL PROGRESS It fs Jest 25 yeans since newspa pers devoted considerable space to the first collection of mall by auto in the United States. Buffalo was the place and the date July 2, 1889 That's not »0 long ago. Today we have transcontinental air m il. Tre­ mendous progress for a quarter of a century; makes one wonder what the next 26 years will bring forth. Use thing Is sure—ways of living will be turned upside down and meet of our present scientific marvels wfll nave become old-fashioned. STAR DIRT In J o e C o * * Is « June wSF pre&nUy b e a wet m « to tta New T u r k A b a i net« e n be heard fsrtoer am n te y a o te . G m 2 sa te g o i t o e %» swar. Citizens of Wisdom and the Big Hole who were so fortunate as to have seats in Ihe Masonic lodge room at Wisdom Saturday night en- Joyetl a literal \soul-feast.” Mamr.ry, ever in front In matters pertaining to the welfare of he na­ tion, is now working through the M&ccndc Service association in the laudable effort to arou e the people :o a sense of their duty at election time. Stiange as tt may sound, tt '» an indisputable fact that the United States, every state, every county and every city therein, Is frequently con- i died by the minority for the sole lo.von that the pc-iple are remiss In the'r duty. The upright, honorable and patriotic c.'.izen is all too apt to v away from the polls upon one pretext or another, or through sheer caridcwsite s. Those who wmld tear down the American form of government and override the constitution of \he United Stale« are never idle There are no slackers on their regis'ration list, none absent at the pull; \Equality Before the Law” was the principal topic of the lecture, handled by different members of the \Flying Squadron \ W L Parmciee, a past grand master of Masons tn the state of Montana, was the first and last speaker Earle Oenzberger, one of the brightest legal lights tn Mon­ tana, held his audience through a real «oul satisfying interpretation of the constilutton and Masonic tenets therein Ernest Schwefel, potentate of Bagdad Shrlners, followed Mr, Oenzberger and «aid he \came along merely as a driver for the party \ This may or may noi have been true, Judging by the darts hurled in hls direction by Charlie Jackman and Past Mas'er Parmciee In hls clos­ ing addrees However, Mr. Schwefel had a hold upon his subject which was Intensely interesting The last speaker was (‘has S Jackman, past master of Butte lodge, who spoke tn a lighter vein yet adhering strictly to his subject. Charles Qulst was master of cere­ monies and introduced each speaker In his Inimitable manner, causing the right hand of fellowship to be ex­ tended tn & maunar not be misun­ derstood Luncheon was served at the dose of the lecture ^nd a social session enjoyed. Visitors, or guests of Wis­ dom lodge No 61 A F & A M, feel they were highly honored by being permitted to listen to the several ad­ dresses along the same line and wish for more FEWER LAWH ANI) BETTER Within a few months the unoiled machinery of two score state legisla­ tures with loose bearings and chip­ ped tranemlseion will begin clanking and grinding again. There’ll be the usual log-rollng, the political hesi­ tation waltz, the wire pulling, and the buck-passing, ending in the usual last-day rush when dozens of measures are jammed through the mill In a wild effort to get some­ thing done—-usnally wrong. Must we really have state legisla­ tures consisting of two buck-passing house« bulldozing an antagonistic governor or being bulldozed by him? Wouldn’t It be easier, more efficient and less expensive to have only one legislative assembly with a limited membership adequately paid and re­ maining in session a« long as the state's business required it? flow we are trying to make up for onr in­ dividual inertia and apathy in pub­ lic affairs by an elaborate, compli­ cated m d inefficient system of checks and balance« that is supposed to pro­ tect as automatically—bat doesn’t! If we simplified the apparatus and kept It la working order by eontina- 0 « personal attention we'd have fewer state laws ami teeter ones.— S u n s e t M agazine. A GOCtt KXAMMJE It i t itod tin t 6* w0te*s of h n asm «nanny s te a l m , m i s a B P N w jf*

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 09 Oct. 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.