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Missoula, Montana.
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tar at the Post office in Missoula.
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Publishing Company.
The need of the hour is the revival
of the spirit of '76 and '61. Ttiis means
the conquering and unyielding will to
win. It will come when something
happens to arouse the red blood of
America to its proper heat. YVe
know that the spirit is there because
It has been tested. II lias been called
out in times of peace to redress
wrongs. It lias never failed to re
spond when it was needed. Now it
is needed more Ilian ever. James W.
Gerard, former ambassador 1o Ger
many, said in Chicago, Thursday night
that this would be a long war and
that we would be in it until the finish.
This view should be accepted without
argument, for no man is better fitted
to forecast war conditions than Air.
Gerard, who was on the ground floor
In Germany when the trouble started.
The country will be speeded up
when the soul of the men of Lexington
and Bunker Hill is revived.
The Chicago Tribune hits this weak
ness, when, in searching for a real war
cry it choose "Atta Boy." The Trib
une says, "The people who watch a
ball game know how the players feel.
'Atta Boy' is a yell of appreciation.
The fighter may be defeated lull he is
never licked. The will of a determin
ed fighter never can he changed, lie
may have to accept the consequences
lie did not will, tint they will be con
sequences which lie will fight as long
as he can lift a finger. The will sur
vives tlie collapse of ail ills power.
It is dominant in the ruins of liis
plans. It is unconquerable."
When this will is aroused, events
will move faster than the Germans
desire. We need not wait until the
American boys are on the battle fields
of France firing on the German
trenches. Let us will to win now in
the preparation for the days of suf
fering and sacrifiée. I.et ns summon
the spirit of the men of Vally Forge
and translate it into action.
And lie took butter and milk * 6 »
and set it before them; and lie stood
by them under the tret, and they did
eat.—Genesis 18: 8.
One need not be a seer to forecast
tlie day when western Montana will
be one of the great dairy sections of
the Union, certainly tin greatest In the
northwest. Ils wander.,| fertile val
leys are Ideal for highly hied cattle
and it is gratifying to know that a
movement to this end has been well
One direct and import ,nt r, suit of
the war lias been an intensiv, siini\
of food values. In German:., . here
the problem of feeding the people in
war time was recognized long befoG
the war started, there have b"< n rev
olutionary changes. Tin s> rv n-es of
the greatest chemists and experts in
agriculture were held as necessar: l"
win the war as the generals. As n
result many new food values have
been discovered In plants that were
regarded as waste.
Yet these scientists have agreed that
there is no better diet than the dairy
diet of the patriarchs of the Old Tes
Prof. Nathaniel S. Bhalrr, In bis
book. "Domesticated Animals," says:
"Races which avail themselves exten
sively of dairy products arc the
strongest and most enduring the world
has ever known."
The most profitable and enduring
Investment that can be made by a
western Montana farmer is in a herd
of well-brc'd dairy cattle. There will
always be a growing demand for milk,
butter und cheese.
The town meeting at the chamber of
commerce last evening was of the kind
that should be held often. It was a
real get-together gathering of men and
women who carry the Interests of
Missoula close to their hearts.
The business of the meeting, that of
framing a plan for war work through
co-operation of all civic organizations
was quickly and satisfactorily ac
Tlie talk of Louis D. Blodgett, secre
tary of the Lcwistown Chamber of Com
merce, was well worth while. A few
men with Mr. Blodgett's energy and
originality could make a town on the
side f a glacier. Small wondcr*that
Lcwistown is so progressive when men
with his driving power are there.
Two points in Mr. Blodgett's address
were of special Interest and impor
tance to Missoulians. One was the
absolute necessity of unity and co-op
eration of all people if a city is to go
ahead. The other was the cqâatly Im
portant matter of aiding tlie farmers
of the surrounding country In every
possible form and thus create a. loyalty
to ilio home town.
Fergus county and Lcwistown have
been niude one big community by ex
ecuting this plan.
Wo hope more town meetings will
bo held on a follow-up system to push
Missoula's growth.
Today the mothers of Missoula
— and with them the city—arc
turning their attention to the babies,
tlie future citizens of Montana
and America. The main thoughts to
be brought forward at tlie meetings
are along the line of instructing the
mothers in the actual care of their
offspring in order that they may have
the benefit of tlie best methods in
bringing up their children to be useful
citizens of our republic.
Even in Missoula much good may
be accomplished along this line
though the babies here arc by fur more
fortunate than in many cities of our
great and glorious country, when they
develop under handicaps which lessen
their physical and mental fibre and
force lliein to enter tlie race of life
"earning an heavy Impost."
Our only criticism of "Baby Week"
is that it does not go far enough.
Care of ttie baby before it is born is
every bit as essential as afterward.
A course in right living for parents of
future America might do a world of
good if it was everlastingly kept be
fore them. The younger men and
women of today should remember that
the future of the United States de
pends on tlieir mode of living.
Hazen J. Titus, father of the North
ern Pacific's "Great Big Baked Pota
to," lias offered Ids services to the
governnii nt and Is being seriously con
sidered for a major's commission in
the quartermaster's corps, llis genius
in organizing the dining ear depart
ment of the Northern Pacific would
he oT vast service to Uncle Sam. The
only drawback would be that Hazen
.1. might not restrain his advertising
habit and would start a publicity
campaign. Even that might not be
had for the army.
No mistake was made in the ap
pointment of Francis B. Peabody of
1 Imago as chairman of a new com
mittee to stimulate tlie production of
fuel m the United States. Mr. Pea
body lias demonstrated his knowledge
of coal by corraling the coal trade or
«'hicago, lit i s ., fj nc |y|, ( . ,,f ii,,
masterful American business executive
and the country is fortunate to secure
ids services for this important work.
Perhaps the flood of criticism direct-,
cd at her by Montana and other states
is convincing < 'ongrcssniaii Jeannette
I'.unkin that she was not sent to con
gress only to concern herself with the
suffrage iniestlnn.—Butte Miner.
Now linn, let tip on Representative
Rail kin . •••' get that old hoe to work
ing in tlie potato patch.
if a man labors for two weeks with
Mistered hands and lame back that
his war garden may be planted on
tim, and lie comes out some day and
finds ids neighbor's chickens feasting
on ins barely sprouted seeds— weil,
a stale of war is automatically jus
YVhat has become of tlie German
transports w hich were to liav c left Riga
some, time ago with Petrograd as an
objective? Perhaps they received an
hi. O. S. to liurrj back to reinforce the
eighth wonder of the world, the Hin
denburg line.
Airs. C. L. Leroy, for 35 years of the Cincinnati Tlipes-Star, is probably the
real veteran newspaper woman of the country. For a few months ago she
celebrated her seventy-sixth anniversary; but If one does one's work, she says,
age doesn't matter nt all. and Mrs. 1-cRoy likes to be a reporter. In her 25
years of service she has interviewed many remarkable people and secured
many a beat, but she covered her most Interesting story a few weekç ago. She
was assigned to interview the privates nt the Cincinnati recruiting station, and
when she arrived there she found she was to Interview her grandson. .Here
Is the story she wrote for the Tlmcs-Star, the only interview ever given by a
United States private to his own grandmother.
Private Norman LcRoy. 19. of compnhy I. First regiment, has been on duty
for a week at the recruiting office of his company In the Hotel Gibson building.
Private Leltoy is my grandson, whom I Interviewed at his post Tuesday morn
ing. In my long years of service as a member of the Tlmcs-Star staff I have
covered many strange assignments, but today's—well—
Private LeRoy was surprised and, I think, a bit confused to sec me. "Why,
grandma," he said, "you here?"
Then he turned quickly—yes, and quite proudly—to Quartermaster Sergeant
Kellvvorth and other fellow soldiers who stood near by and Introduced me as a
newspaper reporter. "We must be very careful what we say to my grand
mother." he cautioned. "She Is very keen for news."
II is odd that until this morning 1 never noticed how tall Norman has grown.
Perhaps it was his uniform. Perhaps, too. the bayonet, ammunition belt, and
the Springlfeld rifle which he carried added to his height. But, really, It Is
strange that Norman should be so tall, for he wus not a strong baby. He
would not like me to print this, I fear. It came over me, ns I stood there, how
I had been afraid, as was his mother, to leave the room a moment when our
little boy had measles and whooping-cough. We feared he could not live until
we returned.
And yet he guarded a railroad bridge for three nights last week, part of the
time In the driving rain.
But to the interview. Five recruits were secured. Private LcRoy said, on
tlie clay that I saw liim. They hope to gain many more, but nt, times, he said,
they got a bit impatient. "We cannot understand how young men, even those
with no ties lo hold them, can hang hack so,{' he exclaimed.
And Quartermaster Sergeant Kellkorth, who has a wife and five children,
one son enlisted, echoed the statement.
No tics, my grandson said. Alas I know his mother's and his father's heart
and 1 know my own. Perhaps this feeling showed In my face for a moment.
"But you are willing, you know." he said quickly.
Others were standing about—1 knew that they would hear my reply.
I am glad I could make my voice clear and strong.
"Yes. yes." I said. "Willing and very proud." *
Most of the boys, like Norman, were active in athletics. My grandson—I
am really afraid to say this, lie may never forgive me—won six medals and
was track captain .of the Woodward high school running team. It's no time
at all since he got the first, yet he was still In short trousers.
Well, that's past. It is Private Norman Leroy, of company I. now, until the
war is finished. A musical device placed In the offices was playing old war
tunes—"Tenting Tonight" and "No, You'll Not Forget Me, Mother."
How long ago since we sang those songs! How very long ago since Nor
man's grandfather and I took refuge In the stone chimney of our Kentucky
farmhouse and heard the bullets fired by Morgan's men spatter against the
outside wall.
"And so you really want to go? You expect to l>e called into action soon?"
I hope my voice was strong as 1 put the last question of my interview. His
was but the short answer, "Y'es."
As I left the recruiting offices the reveille call rang out. They were starting
for the noonday patriotic meeting to Inspire volunteering.
"Help us all you can, will you?" my grandson asked.'
I have. All I couhl.
Talks With People
DR. J. P. ROWE.—"It is unfortunate
that Missoula, the seat of the State
University and presumably one of
the leading eitles of the state in tlie
matter of education, should be prac
tically the only important city In all
Montana to turn down, through its
public school board, the plan of hav
ing city-school gardens, it is a bud
tiling for the children of the city;
it Is a had thing for the reputation
of the city. In other important Mon
tana cities the school boards are en
gaging competent experts to super
vise the work of the children in
gardening. Missoula's school board
turns down the proposition. This is
especially bad because this city was
the one to inaugurate tlie garden
contest plan. It was Missoula's wa
ter company, too. which set the pace
In tlie matter of reducing rates for
garden irrigation. I feel a personal
interest»* In this matter, because I
have been a long time a member of
the public school board and have
taken no little pride in the^progress
ive spirit which lias marked the de
velopment of our city school system.
It is not economy to reject a plan so
vital as this."
BURT STIMSON, engineer Milwaukee
ruilroad.—"With the completion of
the extension of the Milwaukee's
Blackfoot branch, tlie Blackfuot val
ley should experience quite a boom
this year, and the projected lugging
road in the Cottonwood creek valley
should help considerable. The ruils
are not yet laid on the stretch of 22
miles of road extending from Mc
Namara's landing to the Clearwater
postoffice, which was graded last
year, but it is expected that this
work will be undertaken us soon us
tlie necessary rails, which nt present
arc a scarcity on the market, can be
"Western Montana is now imssing
through a mild epidemic of measles
and whooping cough. The gravity
ol the latter trouble is easily over
looked and there are many eases of
whooping cough now in Missoula.
This is usually considered one of the
minor diseases of childhood, but a
late issue of tlie New Y'ork Health
News states that this trouble lias
carried off more lives in New Y'ork
during the last five years, than, has
the more dreaded scarlet fever.
In the years 1915-1916 there were
-',904 deaths from scarlet fever and
I in the sumo period ;;,7;J9 deaths from
whooping cough. This means a
death rate ;;o per cent higher. In
1916, w hooping cough ranked next to
measles as a cause of death in this
state, taking almost as many liJes
as did typhoid lever and scarlet fe
ver combined. These facts are cited
to bring to our appreciation the im
portance of proper isolation and care
for the children in our community
who mas me victims of whooping
J. W. LISTER. A fairly close estimate
ol business conditions in a city can
generally be made by a comparison
of the current receipts of the post
office with tlie receipts of the pre
ceding years. The postal revenue
can always be considered as an in
dex that shows whether the business
of the merchants of the town is in
creasing or decreasing. The busi
ness of the local postoffice lias shown,
an immense increase? during the past
fiscal year and the office Is steadily
going ahead. In fact, all of the
various branches of the postal busi
ness show an increase over the cor
responding months of the previous
fiscal year. The increase of business
during the past year was large
enough to cause the salaries of the
postmaster and the assistant post
master to be raised. Increases of the
salary of these officials are governed
by tlie postal receipts of the office
for the pupceding fiscal year, and be
come effective on July 1.
JAMES A. WALSH.—"To my mind we
arc paying too much attention to tlie
war. Not that I don't think it is a
serious business. I believe that I
realize just as well as anyone that
the present situation Is one which
merits thoughtful consideration and
effort on tlie part of the American
people. But I do not think that we
should allow this war to take sueh a
bold on our minds and on our busi
ness that either one Is thrown out
of its natural channel. That Is one
reason why I was so strong for the
.Stampede und why I am glad that
the business men have decided to go
ahead with it. There is every rea
son to believe that the show will be
a decided success, both from the
standpoint of merit and attendance.
We must keep ourselves and business
L. D. BLODGETT, secretary Lewis
town Chamber of Commerce.—"I am
glad that l have had an opportunity
to visit Missoula and really become
acquainted with the city. It Is a
very beautifully situated town. 1
■ have never seen any much prettier.
Y'our district made a tcn-strlkc when
It secured a beet sugar factory. This
industry will undoubtedly develop
your surrounding country In a rapid
and thorough manner. The Missoula
Chamber of Commerce has been do
ing some fine work and to mq this
is indicative of progress along all
lines. The weather here is not much
different today from what we have
been getting tn Lcwistown on the
other side of the divide. Y'our farm
ers seem to be a little farther along
with their work and the wheat has
not suffered so much from the win
ter. Lcwistown is waking up to the
necessity for back-yard gardening
and t notice that the citizens of
Missoula have also gotten into the
game. Wo hope for a good wheat
crop despite the adversity which be
fell our winter wheat. Y'ou know
when It comes to this wheat busi
ness Lewistown refuses to take off
her hat to uny section."
CUTHBERT PEAT.—"Wc, my family
and I, arc enrolled in a crusade to
win lower prices for tlie plowing and
harrowing of vacant lots. The price
that is no\v asked may not be too
high in the estimation of the* team
ster who is feeding his horses $30
hay and $3 oats; but it is too-high
iik the estimation of a poor man who
is trying to raise garden crops with
scant expenditure. If a x 30-foot lot
will raise only eight or nine sacks
of potatoes and it costa $3 to have
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it plowed and harrow'cd. in addition
to an expenditure of $1 for seed and
a lot of valuable time, the saving
upon the transaction is hard to dis
"The city of Helena, we hear, has
had several tractors offered besides
money to pay for plowing. The own
ers of lots could help, as the cultiva
tion Improves tlieir land. One prom
inent donor of land for the summer
sowing says. 'It will sure keep the
weeds out and get the rocks picked
"I might add, my own two lots arc
already planted."
W. O. DICKINSON—"I did not realize
until a few days ago Ilio necessity of
keeping conditions just as close to
normal as possible. This was
brought home to me particularly
through noticing the number of peo
ple who were laying up provisions—
mostly staples. The worst feature
of this sort of thing Is that it will
make the poorer people pay higher
prices for the principal items of food.
Many hnve done this without think
ing of the effect. It seems to me,
that If everyone able to lay in a stock
of provisions fills bis larder It will
create such a shortage of food stuffs
that the price will reach a point
where the poorer people will suffer
acutely. I heartily endorse Howard
Coffin's article in which he asks the
people to keep cool and to avoid
hysteria. It looks to me like a long
Spirit of the
Montana Press
Right You Are, Brother Stout.
Thf man behind tlie pen in the little
print shop may have neither the time
nor tlie ability to write scholarly edi
torials on the larger matters of public
policy and interest, but what he does
have to say carries home to his limited
circles of readers. If all of the coun
try editors could be united on any
single proposition of national moment,
there would be no question as to the
outcome, even though a contrary view
should be taken by all of the brethren
of the dally press.—Lewistown News
Let the Employers Garden, Too.
Employers of labor*In general, have
shown a willingness, and indeed a
positive eagerness, to do anything they
can to make their nation's big task a
little easier. Here is somehtiiig fcimple
and definite that nearly all of them
can do, no matter what tlieir location
or tlieir line of business. Tlieir men
want to cultivate gardens, and will ap
preciate any help Of co-operation tlieir
employers can give them.—Helena
The Gallatin Valley Is All Right.
This is no time to-rock tlie boat of
business and industry, no time to criti
cize or quibble over petty differences.
The citizens of Bozeman should pre
sent a solid front in meeting the prob
lems of the community and in doing
its share in the national and state pro
gram of defense and production. There
will be no cessation of prosperity in
the Gallatin valley on account of war
conditions. There should be no ten
dency towards demoralization of trade
and industry, but on the other hand,
there should be better organisation and*
closer team work, in order to meet the
increased demands placed upon us all.
—Bozeman Chronicle.
One Advantage for Mis* Rankin.
Miss Rankin should have one ad
vantage over some congressmen this
state has had, as being the sole lady
in tlie house she is likely to he in the
speaker's eye a good deal of tlie time,
and consequently should experience
little difficulty in catching that optic
when she wants to.—Butte Miner.
Self Government Moat Important.
To govern our own individual selves
is tlie hardest lesson for a sel I -govern
in g democracy to learn. It does not
matter so much in times of peace, but
ip, time of war we should learn to dis
cipline ourselves, and to act together
as a whole, in order to put the full
force of our might into the scales of
war.—Great Falls Tribune.
Aberdeen. S. D., May 4.—A. J. Lock
hart of Milbunk. B. D., was today sen
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tenced to three and a half years in
tlie federal penitentiary ut Leaven
worth, Kas. Lockhart, who Is editor
of the Chain Lightning, was convicted
of sending improper matter through
the mails.
Ban Francisco, May 4.—Police Judge
Matthew Brady, again delayed action
until HI o'clock tomorrow morning on
tlie formal holding of Frank C. Otntan
to the superior court. Oxinan is
charged with attempting to bribe F. E.
Rigall of Grayvillc, III., to give per
jured testimony against Thomas J.
Mooney, who Is under sentence to hang
for the preparedness day bomb mur
ders of last July.
Juneau, Alaska, May 4.—The Alaska
legislature adjourned today. Appropri.
ations of nearly $1,500.000 were passed
by the session, including $100,000 for
war defenses.

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