Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, March 12, 1925, Image 1

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Jackson News Notes Jules Wenger transacted business In DiUon the post week. Mis. Jules Wenger visited at Mrs. Meyer’s several days last week. John Cararan is enjoying a much needed rest at present in Di'Hou. Mr. and Mrs. George Lotsl return­ ed last Monday from a trip to Butte and Anaconda. Mr. Kellum of DiUon spent Thurs day night in town, but we don’t know what he wanted. Mr. and Mrs. George CHemow re turned from a month’s visit with rel­ atives in Nebraska. The Ladies ciub met at Communi­ ty building Thursday. Mrs. S J Johnson will entertain March 19. Mr. Soren Nelson returned from California Friday. He says he enjoy­ ed his trilp fine but Montana is still good old Montana! Harry I)avi9 spent a week in Mis­ soula recently and when he retamed he told us about the gross belug green and an inch high Well, it Isn't in the Big Hole We are sorry to note Mrs Shaw is at present confined to Barrett hos­ pital tn Dillon, having fractured bolt wrists when she fell recently We hope to seq her home soon Mary Woody celebrated her eighth birthday Sunday by Inviting several children to the Community building, where feasting and games were en Joyed during the afternoon Martin Jackson returned from DU ion Wednesday, after disposing of a fine bunch of feeder steers to Mr Lyman of Helena. Martin wore a smile which means they weighed top notch. A jolly bunch spent Saturday even ing at the home of Mr and Mrs Harry Lapham, who are leaving for Rochester, Minnesota, where Harry WtH Beck medical advice. The even ing waa spenJt in cards and music We hope to have another good time at Harry’s soon— John Jackson won all the g oose eggs. CHILDREN AT THE POSTOFFICE GOOD HORSES SELL Again have the little folks of Wis­ dom commandeered, as it were, the postoffice as a playhouse, As soon as the mail truck arrives they begin running to the office and proceed to race and shout, to the annoyance of the patrons of the office and to the discomfiture of the postmaster while distributing the mall. \W h y ,\ said Postmaster Ray Willey to The News, \sometime® I get so nervous that dt is actually a wonder that I get any of the mail in its proper box ’’ Not only does the practice cause discomfort, but the children are de­ facing government property. This 1 b a serious offense, and should the postmaster fail in an endeavor to have parents keep a tighter line on their children and report to the de­ partment, \there'll be something do­ ing,” and no mistake. Your Uncle Samuel is a relentless prosecutor when he takes up that line. A few evening» since when we were watting for The News mail one ©f the sports of the youngster* con­ gregated there was sticking a finger In ths bottle of ink placed on one of the writing desks for the accom­ modation of patrons and smearing the fluid one each ether's faces. At another time one lit tie fellow read the wwraiBg: \Do Not Spit os the Floor,\ then gleefully stated: \1 didn’t; I spit on the wall.’’ Writing en the wails has become a prsetftce with some elder ones whs should he ashamed o f the example they are set ttng—eves if they have no pride is the appearance of the bcfldi&g. We nrs gtring this timely warnin g vftbect to acre Regarding a very recent shipment of horses from Madisou county, County Agent H C Burges, in a com­ munication to this paper, sUtcs: \Last Wednesday the writer saw a carload of grade draft horses load­ ed out for shipment to the Middle West. The buyer stated that they were bought to be resold on the market, some finally reaching farms, others the cities, \They were a good lot, weighing from 1300 to 1700 pounds, and in good working condition. Further in­ quiry brought out the fact that one pair of real dral’ly type weighing 1650 or better, brought |350. Tiny were Belgian-Shire cross, well coup­ led, clean, and good movers. \Suidh horses are ail too scarce in Madison county, and these mar, ■ might have done lots of good here an well as in some other states. The man who raised them seated rhai they cost him no more to raise, in faot less, than (he ordinary small, ill-bred, long-coupled m.sflt. \The mail who raises good ones need not fear as to good price— but the misfits will be worth even lest In the future’’— Madison I’oun > Forum, Sheridan WILLIAM WOODWARD PASSES Beaverhead County Commissioners Meeting The hoard of county commission­ er.', in and for lit .tv,mead county, Montana, rout in regular session Mon day, March 2, 1925, at 9 a. m. livr­ ent: Chairman. O C Gasman. Connu!s- rtoners J E .Shaw and A 1, Anderson and Acting Clerk George R Baker. ex.iorminator. The petition wa grant­ ed. Mrs. Burger,s asked the board for an order ‘to withdraw her children from 'the Orphan’s home and place them in her care, showing a letter which ¡stated they were to be placed Minutes of February session were on the adoption list. County Attor- read and approve.!. ( | itey advised tha, the b.> ard had no II E Andrus was granted parrals-! authority and she would have to ap- s’on, asked at the February session, ply through the courts, to build a barn inside the county ms- j Joe Nam,pie of Browne's lake chine shed yard. i asked the board t > take action to The county treasurer was ordered stop Coding of Browne’s lake road to prepate and necessary data of, with inigation water Board direet- del iiqueii't persona! for 1924 ed county a.tcrney to write Chris arc! give copy of same to sheriff, fvho Briber at Melrose, notifying hi Tn to wa.. cub ti d to col! 'ct amounts due keep water off til's road or seise and sell persimal property | County Attorney Gilbert submit arc provided by law JACKSON SUNDAY SCHOOL William Woodward, father of our Ted Woodward, jiaased away at his California home In Long Beach l,i t Thursday, after a very brief Mines* Deceased was one of the early |d oncers of the stale, coming to Bum ‘ when the hilts around Butte were beautifully timbered and when one could look out up tn a clear day across the flat and see large herds of antelope contentedly graiug on tHe rich grass.'' quoting The Standard ol August 24, 1919 Mr Woodward moved to Divide In 1886 and engaged successfully in the cattle business In 1919 he sold out and has spent most: of his time in California since then. The great heart of this c ommuniD goes out to the son and daughter in law, who are among® the most highly reptvted and beloved of the Basin AMONG THE PEOPLE John Pendergast had an unpleus ant experience one day last week en route with the mail lie unhitched his four horse team to pull an ant', out, using but one team of course and while engaged in the neighborly act of helping a fellow out of a hole Che bloomin' leaders ran away He could not proceed with only one team hence a long walk and delayed arri val. How many mail carriers, think you, would do this? W’ e complain of the difficulty tn opening our boxes at the postoffice Whimper! The locks are not benefited in the least by little fingers turning The dial as they do when at play in the postofflee. Tampering with mail boxes of any description, at any time or place, is such a serious offense In eyes o f the federal law that 'most any parent would be perfectly will­ ing to forego a second trial of his child for such an offense. The many friends of Miss Elvera Peterson will be pleased to learn she has been appointed as a deputy in the office of the county superintend ent. We note the comm Won era did not confirm the appointment, but it goes without saying that they will do so at the April meeting. Mia,- Elvera is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Peterson, she is capable and particularly well qualified for the office. Sam Robinson came up from Butte Monday evening to see what be could do with feeders la the Big ole. Sara has taken a lot o f stuff oat of the Ba­ sin the past few months and the first thing he did Tuesday morning was to \cop off\ a hunch of the Miner heifers— they're dandies, too. 11.; term having expired Dr F M Pt'tmb’Xler was reappointed as secre­ tary of the conn y board of health for the t'riMiui'i year mi the same it \ms. i e , a salary of per year ar.d an allo'.uinvo of 00 per yem tor ex inm.-ie« Terms of the county fair com!!'is lotuis having expited. all old mom Inis wore reappointed fur the etisu mg and J E Shaw was a it cl * d as i new member Members of the com m ,,r,i n are J II Gilb-ft \V 8 Taidi (o irge W I, Hell Sam S I’arrul hers George S Halim and .1 In Shaw i-’olo't f-'uperv nor John Sommers ilpeared rep in ,.-.l, n g a ppt ipnat tons III he UM'd Jointly lores! servile ro-id f n 111 1t - for mainienan e of Ihri- ■ sectors O'f road the Beaver tiend lore-id lei-erve as lollowi B ter III it to Big Hole road $250; lluliy crook to Gibbunsvtlle 1 2 50, Polaris to Elk horn $25!> nil work lo Iir1lone i bv the fore.-t -ervic ' The appropriations were granted ( cd Ad 11 ‘elier if Aims art pre- sin led a petii on signed by 17 land ovvei's lor the creation of a gopher' oxtei inina. ion rti. i rirt including all of township in South Range 10 West M M being Armstead town hip, Parke T Scott to be the official A ppoint ment of M KUll a$i ('Censor ( for action «I next I < j u n t y at 1 orney n H .■ct pa- iure rei tort an opinion regarding county al lowunce lor soldier burials which was ordered filed The board made a trip of inspoc Pen to the county poor farm Tues­ day ton. following which they in­ spected the county math tie sheds Resti gnat I on of Mus Phyllis L Mc­ Cracken as clerk lo the county su pm il-tendent of schools was received Elvera Petor- was ordered filed mem Ing was d1 reeled to lai due oi R1 p Did,, irrigation district, rtn’a to be obi,lined from county treasurer The following repor s and state meni.-, for ilio monili of February were examined approved and order etl lili l Secretary of high school board s report of warrants Issued amounting to $ 2 9 7 4 58, county pay roll $2.4 50 #5. poor farm supervis it's repot I. showing 18 Inmates Telai tianu allowed $6 3 1 5 4 8, wan,mis insilimi during February, te pay roll $2 46a 95 and high school $2.974 58. total warrants Issued $11 141 hi The board adjourned ai 9 a m Wednesday. March 4 1925 JOHN 8 BAKER, County Clerk By George R Baker. Deputy MONTANA OPPORTUNITIES Inquiries to the number of 42 u.m cik ' i rning farming opportunities in the i'ac lie Northwest have I, een re reived by the three railroads, ihe Great Northern, Northern I’aritie and he But lington, during the past two yt ats in their million dollar cam paign emphasizing the agricultural advantages awaiting the Qualified newcomer In the states of Montana. Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon Such is the announcement made by A B Smith, passenger traffiic. man­ ager of the Northern Pacific railway The advertising relating to Mon­ tana. for example, has been appear­ ing in mediums wUh a total circula­ tion of more than eight million, prac tlcally the entire Middle West being covered, and in addition farm jour­ nals were used as far east as Penn­ sylvania. The joint campaign was one of important phases of the publicity in behalf of Montana during December, \Montana Month,\ wnen the farm journal advertising emphasized the slogan: \Nothing’s the Matter With Montana!’’ Oppori unities for newcomers in Montana were also set forth by MONTANA VALUES MOVING Farm sections of the Middle West, particularly Iowa and Minne­ sota, ate viewing Motcaiia farms wiih greater favor than for several ytars, according to F C Ivreig of Billing«, who has returned from a trip to the East \I noted a great deal of Interest in M ntana farm lands ill Iowa and Minnesota,’’ he said \In Iowa 1 should «ay there has been a shrink age of 5u per cent in t.he value of farm lands from the peak prices pe­ riod of several years ago Back there 160 ucres is considered a farm unit. Land sells at about $200 per acre. Irt Montana I should eay a do responding farm unit, capable of equal production, would embrace 640 acres of unirrigated land. On this basis land for which much less is asked should be worth $50 an acre in Montana.’’ Mr. Areig sees something more of advantage to the prospective investor in Montana farm landg today than the shrinkage of values the years of depression brought. ’’As a result of this period,\ Mr. Kreig says, \we have definitely de­ termined in this state what Is agri- cuRtrral land and what is grazing Enfiar® of pesters, motion pictures, | land by the eliminattlon our economic lecture», rad'j talks and letter in­ serts, the pregram being under the direction of a state commit«'», with which the railroads co-operated, The nab of the story tis that Big Hole let the whole caboodle go by! Letters of inquiry into conditions In Montana as a result of this mil- lion-doRar * campaign are being re* ceived at the Butte office of the setback forced. Today’s purchaser of a farm has the id vantage of the experience of those who pioneered the field; those who learned by ex­ periment what land will successfully produce and what is t ; only for graz­ ing.’’ The • winnowing process, he be­ lieve®, has brought stabffimlon, Montanans themselves are now Northern Pacific every day, says W 'com ing 'in'to the market in greater H Merriman, general agent, accord- cumbers than for three or four years ing to The Standard. The article Mp. K re:g stated. He referred to quotes Mr, Merriman with stating many inquiries fa BiOhsgs Te­ tta i requests for advance informa- ceBtiy te seppi)rt swertfc*. [Reported by Mrs, A W Wilson] Preparation for the Sunday service began Friday afternoon, when the girls of the Sunday school met to decoraito the south corner In honor of Longfellow, the children’s poet. A dainty border in lavondar and a touch of brighter color added, of H.iifldd in the national colors, and a picture of Longfellow and his birth­ place, made an attractive and pleas­ ing environment tor toe class study Sunday. Upon assembling Sunday morning duo attention was given to the st.udj of uhe lesson of \Jesus Before Pi­ late,’’ and an interesting »»Kl-on was held. Six new members were enrolled Our great need now is another teacher, a teacher interested in clans of bright, happy boys from 10 to 12 years of age. A ¡gpcctal number tn music had been prepared during the week and one of our smaller girls sang a solo. \The Children 8 Poet,” the words and music to be placed in our scrap book ♦ PAUSING OF SEN ATOR CLARK Pi the passing of William A Clark last week Montana loses one of It - aid lost pioneers amt the world a topruln of dmiuiitry whoso example should Inspire hope in t.he breast of <he young men of the present Reaching Montana with but $5 In his pockett, Mr Clark left a fortune amounting to millions, besides real i i,ale and mining property totaling millions more He was Identified from Its earliest history wiTh Mon tanu's great enterprises Although maintaining a palatial home in New York City, aenat.ur (’lark still retained his low for the Treasure state, and returned i;o his heijved mountai ns every summer tin til the trip became too fatiguing for IBs waning strength Butte mourns with 'Bincereity the death of Hie great financier and all Montana will miss him, RATEH OR NKRVICE The most difficult fact confronting railroad management today is the tm possibility of planning for the future on anything like a comprehensive scale Continued tinkering with leg islation 1« one of the most disturbing fac'tors the transportation Industry (and In fact all other industries) have ’to face Reducing rates may he Just a« hurtful to the shipper as to the In vestor in railroad securities. What the shipper needs is an assurance of good service at all times. That 1« more important than rate reduction EDIStON AND ENERGY ’Way back In East Orange, N J , home of Thomas A Edison, Amer- ca’s electrical wizzaird. It didn't seem like his 78-th birthday when the lltb of February came around, because Mr Edison had gone to his white! home at Fort Myer, Florida. Mr Edison attribute« his excellent health at this advanced age to i3ie follow­ ing rules; Have a Job you love and that Is full of action. No booze. Plenty of fresh air and light. Don’t take your troubles to bed. BITTER ROOT COWS GOOD The 343 cows in the Bitter Root cow testing association made an av­ erage return above the feed costs of $62.22, according to 1 J Tretsven dairy specialist for the Montana State college extension service, re­ viewing last year’s work of the aseoi- e latino. tic® ss to towrtst travel in Montana this year show an teereaec oi 36 per cent over those o f last year, Mem e i the isqtrines received at from fccneeeefcenr Is the What's the m a tt« with K o n t m ? She’s all right! IT MAT BE Mrs. Fred Holmen entertained the ladies of the K K K last Wednesday afternoon, hart there is so way to get s line o s the proceedings of that tit- tingtrlsbed body. Dan Pesdergast was downs from the ranch Sraday after Wn. ftsA i cast, who has hoes the gsest of M sod Mrs. Ten f t to r s Week’s Business ftps Chinook— Idaho Sugar company to build mtlllon-doUar Milk River sugar factory this year. Great Falls— $12,909 Methodist rhu'ch to be erected in Boston Heights. Lewiston—Great Northern ratl- t.iad planning con»!ruction of New Rockford cuxoff between this city and Richey. Great Falls— Beaver Creek stor­ age dam. part of Sun River project., to be built under Cedeaal appropria­ tion. Kyegale - Land owners backing plans for construction of Franklin irrigation pvoject comprising 20,out) acre«. Billings — ” 56” Petroleum, with wells in cat, creek district, paying 1 per cent dividend per month Lewiston — Federal royalties for Cat. Creek «11 for December totaled $9,601 8 Shelby— Gas well flowing 30.000.- ooo cubite feeit brought in on kevin- Sunhurst field Montana crude mi advanced t.i> $1 65 for Coa Creek and $112 for Kevin Sunburst Forsyth —C V Brewer, dry farmer, raised $5.000 worth of crops last, year on 200-acre farm Havre —Hill County Marketing as­ sociation marketed *„ 0 . 0 1 1 1 1 wurtli of stuck tlurtng the pas; vmir with es- t ini ilited savings to producer« of $6.noo Roundup— Algot SelomniiHon farm sold for $3,694, first, farm «ale in Musselshell county for years Seattle firm awarded $ 1 50.000 con tkact for 8,000 feet of stave pipe for Montana power plant on Madison river - REGULATE ’HIE DRIVER State legislatures Mi mid go a little «low In voting bond Iseues fur grade change® at railioad crossings The people are already distressed by tax burdens. What they demand is tax red net Ion, not tax Increase. Ninety per cent of all auto acci­ dents occur on the streets and high­ ways away from the railroad Grade changes at railroad crossings will not prevent lihese. Practically all automobile acci­ dents, on the streets and highways arul at railroad cro-xsings are caused by carelessnes, recklesness or inex­ perience on the part of the driver It is evident, therefore, that 'ho remedy lies, not tn grade change«, which at beat would prevent only 10 per cent of these accidents (and leave the other 90 per cent uncared for) while at the same time heaping additional burdens on taxpayers, but In legislation whlih will eliminate the rarele» or Inexperienced driver, which will cost nothing while yet safeguarding again*- accidents at railroad crossings ami on the streets and highways alike That (he motoring public may avail of the pleasures of comfortable automobiles and good road-; it is riec- eseary that they be prdeced against hazard of accidents due to reckless driving. This is the phase of the problem which should concern our lawmakers, rather than burdening the public with bonds for grade crossings. Our laws In this respect should scrupulously pokice the Dvmanee of licenses and the practises of drivers. If this were done there will be no oc­ casion for burdening the public with taxation for grade changes. LOOK OUT FOR FRIDAY Tomorrow (Friday, the 13th) is ths begin cuing of the closed sea« on on game fi-h sn-d let ns hope it w,,i not prove an unlucky day for any of OBT boys. According *0 the Montana game law March 13-May £3 is a season .a which ws are forbidden to catch tsh. It deesn’t stak« any difference how siily this regulation, neither does ft ts s u « hew seek we hats ft. If the game warden etiche* as ¡at tmt fav­ orite sport dwing the we r o ta fer s I»«. r u n r Ü N i B The girti M R off tfc* ' coarüsnTi:

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 12 March 1925, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.