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I W. F. Cody (“Buffalo I Bill”) and Col. Peake. ■VOL XXIII. NO. 21 D. S. IS FALLING OFF WATER ’WAGON Trained Investigator for Cos mopolitan Magazine Writes Prohition is Being Laughed Out of Court “The United States is falling off *he water wagon,” declares an Investi gator who has quested through the -country for information, hobnobbed 'with bootleggers, talked with enforce ment agents, and followed some of the well traveled rum routes which today lace the country in a thouroughly or ganized traffic. Blame for this state of affairs is laid largely to the fact that prohibition has become the na tion’s chief butt of ridicule. It is in danger of being laughed out of court. *The indications are that “we have •come to the last test of prohibition in the United States.’’writes William G. Shopherd in the Cosmopolitan Maga zine. Mr. Shepherd was especially employed by this Magazine to gather information on the extensiveness of bootlegging, and he reports that “stu dying the stages through which we have passed, any investigator who follows the liquor trail through the United States today as I have, who “feels public opinion, and then dips in to the bootlegger’s world to converse with its hardy, daredevil, but richly rapid members, must realize that un less there is shortly a change of sen timent in the United States, prohibi tion is done for.” Rum-running and bootlegging, we are told, have become an Industry which makes millionaires almost ov ernight. It is said to be poslble to get whiskey anywhere in the United States. Near the Atlantic seabord the law Is so easily evaded that whis ky costs only three times its pre-pro hibition price. Leaks which revenue officers and enforcement agents are unable to plug extend all along the 'Canadian and Mexican borders, and along ths Gulf Stream runs daily a cargo of intoxicants which dribbles all through the country. Open and flagrant mockery of the law helps make all this possible, and if this Joking stage Is the last and final stage through which the law is to pass, says this investigator, “then prohibition has been laughed out of court, in the old American fashion, and the United States is going to be wet, tho saloon less. The fourth stage, if there be one—and there is every reason for an observer who has scoured the country as I have to believe that there will be a fourth stage—will have few laughs in it.” Ten years hence some body will be drinking alcohol in the United States. "Whether It will be all of us or only a few of us depends, this very moment, on how the ev eryday man in the United States —the man who wanted his home dry and was willing to go dry himself —regards the prohibition law and Its enforce ment. Judges may interpret its horns off, but he can laugh It to pieces.” Here We Are- Statesmen All! What is there about the little city of Cody nestling under the shadow of mountains In the northwest that produces so many statesmen. Look at the list: Jake Schwoob, Frank L. Houx, Dr. Bennett, Attorney General Walls, L. L. Newton, Harry Weston, William R. Coe, L. G. Phelps. W. L. Simpson, L. R. Ewart, Caroline Lock hart, W. T. Hogg, S. C. Parks and ma ny others too numerous to mention. — Cheyenne Tribune. MASONS ATTEND EPISCOPAL SERVICES On Sunday the first of January the Masonic Lodge attended services in Christ Episcopal Church, at the invi tation of Rector Blaskie. They came Jn a body from the Temple to the * Church. An Impressive service was held. The choir sang hymns and anthems in a finished manner. The sermon was a discourse upon St. John Evangelist, Eminent Patron of Masonry. Rector Blaskie stressed the transformation that love makes in the very severest natures, changing the “son of thun der” to the “beloved disciple.” ODD FELLOWIJ MEETING On Wednesday ever. Sag the Odd Fellows conferred the first degree on three, and initiated one into member ship. After the meeting a delicious lunch was served, and cigars were passed. Next Wednesday the new officers I will be Installed, and on the following i Friday the installing officers will go i to W|eeteetso to take part in the In stallation of officers there. A large delegation from Meeteetse attended the meeting in Cody. • -T~ dfie Cody Enterprise AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK EVELYN NESBIT OFFERS WEBB ADAMS A JOB Webb Adams, the Wyoming Public ity Man, who held down the editorial chair of The Enterprise for a time last summer, has been asked to become Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw's press agent during her next season on the road He prefers, however, to toot Miss Wy oming's horn and will remain in Ther mopolis where both the air and the water are hot. “*" 1 I 11 - The Cody Woman's t/tond. tn buy the lot next the L'b.-c.y. to en large the Lib. ary lawe. pre-.eut the erection of a building .o poar the Library as to cut off llr.ht. They are giving a dance on St. Valentine's Day to raise funds for this purpose. DON’T WASTE YOUR SNAKES: EAT ’EM A score of students and laboratory instructors at West Virginia universi ty were treated a rattlesnake feast while Dr. A. M. P.e?se, head of the de partment of zoology, incidcstfLPv at tempted to prove that much meat goes to waste owing to common scru ples. The rattler from the West Virginia hills was presented to the university several weeks ago. When it declined to eat. Dr Reese killed it and’ cooked it Those who partook said the meat was not unlike the breast of a chick en and had the same appearance in color. Dr. Reese killed a crocodile for the zoology department students several years ago and cooked it to prove, he said, that “in the swampy lands of the South and other places where the rep tiles abound, hundreds of thousands of dollars* worth of meat go to waste every year because of foolish scru ples.” All moat, he declared, is alike, and if one is good to eat, so is ano ther. DISCONTENT IS HERE SAYS L. 1G JOHNSTON To The Cody Enterprise: In replying to the Cody Milling Co’a. last ,“say” we will give our final “say.” We did not realize that this was an argument, but we will have to accept Mr. Hogg's statement as that. Therefore he says, “the mill has stated its case very clearly, we think.” We canot understand why Mr. Hogg has made such statements in his last letter. He has utterly disregarded the question we were discussing and has opened other questions that have nothing to do with the milling ques tion. For instance, my affiliation with the Socialists and Non-Partisan League. Mr. Hogg says. “Our ideas and principles of doing business are too much at variance with his.” Now my ideas of doing business is to do busi ness on tile live and let live basis, i pay my debts and taxes. My credit is good at some banks. My reputa tion Is here as I have lived here nearly 40 years. Now if Mr. Hogg’s | ideas of doing business are at vari ance with mine I’m glad to know it. Therefore, he does not believe in the live and let live basis. Mr. Hogg saye further, “We will say right here, while we may be doing Mr. Johnston an injustice, it never the-less does begin to look as though Mr. Johnston and his friends are ac tually seeking to stir up discontent among our farmers.” Discontent among farmers is real — it’s, here —and nothing I could do or say would make them more so. Mr. Hogg and others of his ideas of doing business arc the ones who are bringing about these conditions. “Our farmers” —Mr. Hogg says. We are glad to know that we have found out who really does own the farmers, as we have often heard of the “Independent farmer.” Again, Mr. Hogg says, “We know we are doing the fair and square thing by the farmer and feel that most of our farmers are ready to give us just as fair and square on their part.” Now we leave this to the farmer, whether he Is independent or not and leave them to decide whether Mr. Hogg is doing the fair and square thing. The farmer takes five bushels or 300 pounds of whect to Mr. Hogg’s mill and gets only 114 pounds of flour. At Byron the farmer takes 3 bushels or 180 pounds of wheat and gets 114 pounds of flour. Now if this does bring about dis satisfaction and discontent among our farmers, who is to blame? Yours, L. K. Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. “Bub” Cox were down from the 1 Arrowhead Ranch the last 'of the week. “Bub” says the signs j are encouraging for a good dude sea son. | I Miss Margaret Green of Hot Springs, Arkansas, who has been a guest at Holm Lodge for two summers will return next year with several girl friends. As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart ■? - - r . ■ n Our townswoman, Mrs Ben Brown- Thomas, had the distinction of being the only woman to meet Marshall Foch daring the train’s short stop in Billings. Chancing to be close to the observa tion car, Mrs. Thomas was Introduced by the interpreter as the mother of a boy who had served in Franse. There upon the French General took her ex tended hand and kissed her Anger tips. “It was a great moment,” declared Mrs. Thomas, in describing the Inci dent, and, fervently, “thank God, 1 had my teeth In!" Iff! Editor Ralph Smith says that the Reformers are determined to send folks either to heaven or the peniten tiary. If If Washington. Dec. 27. —Christmas and Monday were “dry” everywhere in the United States, or practically so. Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel for the Anti-Saloon league, asserted tonight, in a summarizing prohibition achievements and pros pects. Cleveland. —Boy, page Pussyfoot. Eight times as many yuletide “drunks” were arrested here this year as in 1920, police records show. I f 1 II “What’s the extra ten cents for?” inquired a customer in the Cody Trad ing Co. store who had been, buying himself a wool shirt for a Christmas present. “That’s the luxury tax,” explained his friend who had been aiding him with hig advice. The purchaser of the shirt, who had ; the appearande of a dry farmer that had gone through grasshoppers and • a drouth fn the same summer, eyed | his cotton gloves, faded overalls, stout ■ brogans, and exclaimed: “Hell! I look like a feller that I ought to pay a luxury tax, don't I?" Hill JOHN HAY’S HOME TOWN We always have wondered what made people from Rock Springs In such a hurry to get back. Last week prohibition agents confiscated 1400 70-pound boxes of raisins, 3,000 gal lons of red wine and 4,000 gallons .of OLD-FASHIONED PRAYERS NO LONGER HEARD, SAYS HON. J. 0. WOODRUFF Religion Like Everything Else is Standardized -—Believes Better Times are Coming for People Who Want Freedom Next week The Enterprise will pub- 1 lish. an article by the Hon. J. D. Woodruff of Shoshoni, Wyo., in which he sets forth his views upon the Rev. Hurry Bowlby and his “Methodist God.” The Rev. Hary Bowlby, it will be remembered, is at the head of the Sunday Blue Law campaign which has for its purpose the closing of ev erything but the churches in order to drive people to worship. We gather from Mr. Woodruff’s let ter and article that he is not in sym pathy with the movement Tempted beyond our strength, we cannot refrain from printing the fol lowing letter which accompanied the article: Shoshoni, Wyo. Dear Editor: You have asked me what I thought about the Rev. Henry Bowlby and his efforts to inject his religion into our government affairs. Os course, it is the same old tabood subject of beliefs vs reason and every , day common sense. The only thing worth saying is that the fanatics will not profit by past history and practice their religion apart from government. Better days are coming, however. The world is gradually getting away from religious beliefs and customs. When I was a boy, a Methodist preacher who would have stood up to Council Petitioned For Dance Pavillion At the meeting of the Council held on Tuesday evening, a request was received from Mr. Cass asking permis sion to build a dance pavilion on the southeast corner of the Irma property. No action was taken on the matter, although the Council seemed to favor such a proposition. All nuisances tending to form ice on the sidewalks of Cody mu3t be re moved. A resolution was passed endorsing the new telephone system which has been proposed. moonshine to say nothing of 30 gal lons of real whisky taken from a poor widow with three children—all of whom, the dispatch says, wept bitter ly. Small wonder! fill This is erough to scare Jake Hen drickson—its enough to scare any body! J. M. Kovachy, a city chemist of Cleveland, Ohio, says: “Hundreds of persons are slowly but surely asphyxiating themselves by drinking stimulants containing fusil oil which changes the blood from oxy hemi-globin to menthemiqlobln. Fusil oil removes the oxygen from the blood and causes the lips and body to turn blue, while liquor made by amateurs contains ethylacetate and acts as a heart depressant.” In other words, too much “moon” means an S. O. S. call for the doctor, and tuberoses. ff f f R. Feist, of Hastings, Nebraska, writes for information concerning the proposed statue of Buffalo Bill with a view to getting the commission. He modelled a figure of a farmer, and two pigs out of lard at the Omaha Expo sition which was well spoken of by the Omaha Bee. I1 I I Somebody spoiled Billy Bosler’s Merry Christmas. Somebody turned this little boy’s happy holiday into a day of tears, for somebody with a heart about as big as a bullet mali ciously poisoned Billy Bossier’s dog. He was not a dog of high degree; he ovas, in fact, only a little roly poly mongrel puppy with a joyous bark and a wagging tail that was never still, but he was the most beautiful puppy in the world to this little boy of four years because he was his first. When he found him cold, and stiff, and unresponsive on the back door step on Christmas D.y no toys or candy could make amends for a tra gedy like that. Kisses and comfort ing could not bring his puppy back so he cried all Christmas Day and cried himself to sleep. If bringing grief to others is the purpose of the dog poisoner who is killing people’s pets, he or she should feel well satisfied with that night’s work. • | deliver his prayer would have been stoned out of the temple. He, in those days, must get on his knees, he must humble himself, and his prayer must come spontaneously from the heart so that his hearers could sanc tion and endorse his requests, or ad vice to God, by their amens and hal lelujahs. The first improvement that I re member was a sofa cushion to kneel on. Now, since the creases in their trousers are of more importance, they stand up and read their prayers from a primer. Religion like everything else has been standardized so that the same prayer is read at the same time all over the country. Os course, this simplies matters for God as well as .making it easier for the preacher, but the heart, and in centive, and individuality is taken out of it. It has dwindled down to a matter of form and ceremony. Yes. better times are coming. The people wil declare themselves free from the rule of a small bunch of fan atics. They will resolve to live their lives with seme degree of freedom, and to get all the innocent pleasure and enjoyment that they are entitled to as they go through this life, and certainly that is little enough. Respectfully, i J. D. WOODRUFF. Lloyd Coleman’s Name Scared Sporty Texan An outlaw horse was brought into Mexia, Texas, the other day and the owner offered to wager any amount that there was no one in the place could ride him. As It happens, George and Lloyd Coleman are spending the winter in Mexia and a friend who heard of the wager prompt!)' accepted the challenge and put up SIO,OOO. When the ownor of the outlaw heard it was Lloyd Coleman, the champion bareback rider of the world, who was to do the riding, he faded away and has not been heard from since. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1922 NO TQWN LEFT WHEN FAMILY MOVED LANCASTER, O.—George Faiure, who moved his wife and fifteen child ren from Hocking county to North Berne, two years ago, thereby doub ling the population and causing the census enumerator to change North Berne from a hamlet to a village, last week literally wiped that place off the map by moving away. Fraiure operated a general store and was mayor and postmaster. Owing to the removal of his big family. North Berne now loses its postoffice and will receive-ita mail by rural delivery out op Lancaster. Petitions are being filed for Frai ure’s return. “BERLIN GAYER THAN EVER,” SAYS VISITOR Mrs. J. P. Altberger Writes That Hatred is Buried and They “Shimmy” a la U. S. “Berlin is gayer than I have ever seen it,” writes Mrs. J. P. Altberger j in an interesting letter describing' conditions in Germany since the war.; “At the Esplanade Hotel, one of the j most beautiful in all Europe, all na i tionalities are quartered. The allied commission have almost an entire ftCor. Hugo Stinnes, the Morgan of Germany, is here with his suite, and dignitaries from the neutral nations —even Sengalese, Japanese and Chi nese. “The assistant manager of the Es planade was at Shepherds in Cairo when we were there and takes good care of us here. “Really one would scarcely know a war had taken place. One sees ' English, Italians, Germans and all na tionalities fraternizing as before, the only really deep hatred that exists, I think, is between the Germans and French. Os course we know they have been enemies always, and it looks as though it would ever be so. “I went to a cabaret that I wish you all might have seen. These fat Fraus and Herrs did the shimmy and others of our dances, and I laughed until I cried. “America has the world beaten when it comes to dancing and pretty women, and they all admit it. “Living in Germany now is Jo cheap for words! Rated from uui dollar one gets today 198 marks for a dollar —some days it is more, some less. It never costs a dollar for a marvelous dinner, with wine, and our beautiful room at the Esplande which would be at least sl2 a day at the Ritz-Carlton in America is only $1.75! “They are giving the Passion Play in Oberammergau as usual this sum mer.” Lou Pearson Reports Interview With Governor C. A. Evans reported to the Cody 1 Club on the schools, at the last mee-! i ting. His main discussion was of an article that appeared in the last La dles’ Home Journal, dealing with 11-' literacy in America. The facts set, forth in that article, backed by go vernment statistics, should make us all realize the sad conditions of edu cation in this country. Out of 700,000 ' teachers in the United States, 500,000 are inefficient, according to the report l of the Government officials. The secretary read a letter from Mr. Mondell, in which the- latter ad vised the Club to send a formal re quest for lights in the Frost Cave to i the National Park Service Commls-| sion. • Lou Pearson was called on to give an account of his trip ta Cheyenne to interview the Governor. He began! by insisting that conditions about • Co- ■ dy are much better than in the Wor land district, for there the bonds for improving the project come due In i July and must be met in the same manner as taxes. The same penal-, ties are enforced if they are not paid ' on time. The farmers want help from the state and the farm bureaus. The hope is that they can have the penal ties postponed until some crop can be harvested. At Cheyenne the Governor met the i representatives of the Big Horn Ba-’ sin farmers. He seemed, to Mr. Pear | son at least, to be rather set against | the plans of the-delegates. Governor Carey suggested that , statute did not provide a penalty for ! delinquency, and that advertising might be postponed by the County' I Treasurers. While this would be ; okeh for ordinary taxes, it was pointed out that the bond question was one' that would reflect on the State as a whole. Worland asked a law ena bling the State to buy drainage and irrigation district bonds. School bonds are dependent on the agricultural dis trict in which the schools are situa- I 8 Pages I ...L_ . ,U ISSUED WEEKLY GIVE UP YOUR GIZ ZARD TO COLLECT OR OF INCOME TAX Any Gold Fillings in your Teeth? Kids Got Any Pennies in Their Bank? Tell your Uncle Sam! With the approach of the period for filing income tax returns —January 1 to March 15, 1922 —taxpayers are ad vised to lose no time in the compila tion of their accounts for 1921. A new and important provision of the Reven ue Act of 1921 is that every person whose gross income for 1921 was $5,- 000 or over shall file a return, regard less of the amount of nat income upon which the tax is assessed. Returns are required of every single person whose income was SI,OOO or over and every married person living with hus band or wife whose net income was $2,000 or over. Widows and widowers and persons separated or divorced from husband or wife, are regarded as single persons. Net income is gross income. less certain deductions for business ex penses, losses, taxes, etc. Gross in cludes practically all income received by the taxpayer during the year; in the case of the wage earner, salaries, wages, bonuses and commissions; in the case of professional men, alt amounts received for professional services; in the case of farmers all profits from the sale of farm products,, and rental or sale of land. in the making of an income tax re turn for the year 1921, every taxpayer shall present to himself the follow ing questions: What were your profits from your business, trade, profession or voca tion? Did you receive any interest on bank deposits? Have you any property from which you receive rent? Did you receive any income in the form of dividend or interest front I stocks or bonds? I Did you receive any bonuses during • the year? Did you make any f <m the mml* of stocks, bonds or other property, real or personal? Did you act as a broker in any transaction from which you received commissions? Are you interested in any partner ship or other firm from which you received any income? Have you any income from royalties o. patents ? • Have you any minor children who fare working? Do you appropriate, or have you I the right to appropriate, the earnings of such children? If so ;t must be included in your return or reported in a separate return of income. Did you receive any directors’ fees or trustees’ fees in the course of the year? Do you hold any office in a benefit society from which you receive in- i come? Answers to all these questions are necessary to determine whether a per ; son has an income sufficiently large I to require that a return be filed, and j may be the means of avoiding the hea | vy penalties imposed for failure to do I so within the time prescribed. ' ted, they pointed out; therefore the best surety for school bonds would be ! the irrigation and drainage district bonds. The Governor then proposed en dorsements through banks. But it , was shown that the banks were in no • position tc undertake such a mater. | No definite action was taken. The Governor hesitates to call a special session of the legislature un less he is sure that the benefits would ‘ be greater than the expense, and that ; the legislature could bring relief. L. R. Ewart said that the idea ad vocated by the Worland delegates i was to have enough penalty for de linquency to encourage payment by i those able to pay but not so much as [to ruin the unlucky man who cannot pay at once. Bankers and farmers, he went on to say, are now working together; and it is up to them to see that corporation • rule does not materialize in Wyoming. | County Treasurer Holm stated that ' the Treasurer cannot change the law, I but that the general sentiment was to defer the time of penalties. He put himself on record as willing to go as i lot as he dare. Frank Gunsul won the contest of ; the Cody Drug Co., which closed on I New Years Eve. Ho guessed every one of the pictures correctly. The ‘! prize was a watch, guaranteed lor flf t teen years. I ; Louis Cavanah came in from Denver i Wednesday evening to join his wife, - who is visiting her parents, Dr. and • Mrs. Louis Howe.