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Che Cody enterprise i
Telephone, No. 0.
Sintered as second-cities matter Feb
ruary 14, 1910, at the post-office at
Cody, Wyoming, under the Act of
March 8, 1879.
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ciation of Advertisers, 225 W, 39th
St., New York City, N. Y.
Bishop Blake of the Method
ist church in France and Italy is now
in this countr, and he has made a
number of statements regarding the
sacrifices of France and the compar
ative immunity of the United States.
“France was shedding blood while
America was coining money. The
allies furnished men; America furn
ished money.”
The Rev. Mr. Blake is an American,
and he is talking to Americans who
may soon pursuixde themselves that
the United States is the moral debt
or to the rest of the world. Ther
should b a decided resentment of this
point of view in the Unitd Stats.
American self-hespect should not tol
erate it. It is a reflection upon Amer
icans who suffered in the war and it
is injurious to the country. It might
affect American position and Ameri
can action.
Os all the nations engaged in the
war the United States alons had no
thing to do with its causes, and of
all the winning nations the United
States alone won nothing from vic
tory. The causes of the war were
more distant from American life that
the scene of it was from American
It sprang naturally out of the tra
ditions, the rivalries, the diplomacy
and Intrigues of Europe. Europe was
accustomed to Ighting such wars. It
had dynasties and governments which
prepared for them, armed for them,
and sought occasion for them.
The people of Europe had not
brought about a state of government
which could prevent them or showed
much willingness to do so. The peo
ple of Europe knew they lived by
military alliances. They maintained
great armies and navies. Jhey were
in conflict with each other in pushing
towards new lands and taking over
new territories.
When it was not one nation which
was the dangerous agressor it was
another. It was a restless, ambiti
tious, dangerous scheme, known to
be such, and war after war had been
produced by it. From these expansive
schemed’ and military alliances and
secret treaties the United States was
free. The people of Europe either
supported or tolerated the scheme of
rivalry, threat, and danger. The re
sponsibility was upon them, but Am
ericans could sav neither yea nor nay.
The United States could not tell
France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Rus
sia, and Great Britain that armed
claim jumpers woul/r get into trouble,
and did hot need to tell them. Their
history told them that, and the size
cf their armies and navies indicated I
that they prepared for it
They knew the natural consequenc-1
es of their plans and operations was;
war. France, Greatßritain and Ger
many nearly had it over Noith Africa.
It’v got it with ’furkey over North
Africa. Austria was bound to get it
with Russia over the Balkans. The
Balkan nations got it. The scheme
produced, as it was expected to pro
duce, a great war.
In this war the United States could
have ruined the allies by closing its
markets and placing embargoes on
munitions and foodstuffs. It was the
one great fear the allies had that the
German element in American citizen
ship would succeed instopping trade
with Europe. The benevolent neutral
ity of the United States was all then
that the allies asked, and they knew
their salvation was to be found In
American industry. What was then
a necessity to them is now regarded
as a shame to the United States. Some
Americans are beginning to believe
that the allies were fighting for the
United States and that America was
withholding its men while it made
money by selling goods to its defend
It fs a nation’s duty to avoid war
so long as it possibly can. It is the
moral duty of a government to avoid
war if it can be avoided. When war
for the United States coulfl no longer
be avoided, in the opinion of the
American government, it was under
taken on a scale regardless of men or
The American army was in what
was virtually one great offensive. In
that offensive, which was the Anal
one, the American casualties were
45,000 dead and nearly 200,000 wound
ed. That was a sacrifice to what the
French made in the unsuccessful
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The latest recipe for a lawful jag
is: Eat a piece of raisin pie, a cake
of yeast, drink a pint of water and
then sit by a red hot stove for ten
• • ♦ •
Engagement rings are taboo now.
If a girl wishes the world to know
she has plighted her troth let her
wear her galoshes buckled. If she
is fancy free let them flap.
• • • •
The greatest actor in the world is
a Russian by the name of Chaliapin.
• • • •
It is said that Cardinal O’Conner
stands a good chance to beb the next
pope. Perhaps we could have the
Vatican removed to Boston? Nothing
too hard for an American to attempt.
• * • •
Leopold Garcia of England was sent
to Kansas by his parents to cure him
of the drink habit, they believing that
Kansas was dry.
Last Thursday Garcia appealed to
the federal authorities to deport him.
He claimed that the “bad Kansas
booze” was wrecking his life. Boy,
page Mr. Goppert!
• • • *
If they don’t agree to stop wars
they ought to adopt rules so Senators
can tell when wars have stopped
• • • •
The outcome of the Versailles peace
treaty was that the United States got
neither indemnity nor territory while
England and France acquired both
money and territorial possessions. In
the world war we gave everything
lavishly and received nothing. Now
we are asked, and even nagged, to
cancel the >11,000,000,000 owing to us
by the European governments. They
must think that Uncle Sam has gone
daft with generosity. Now comes
the suggestion that we should use
the gold in our treasury to make more
loans abroad.
“Redistribution of American gold
reserves to other countries is urged
to restore balance.” What about Un
cle Sam’s balance? Who is going to
restore that after real diplomats from
Europe and imitation statesmen in
America get through with it?
America is to have an interest in
the island of Yap. Why acquire
more? We already have too much
“yap” at home.
• • • •
Why doesn’t China shut the “open
door" and tell the other nations to
go to ?
• • • •
As the Irish have no reason now to
fight the English, they will have to
fight among themselves. It is not to
be expected that an Irishman will al
low himself to be deprived of all
Local News Items
Norman Price, more commonly
known as Jimmy Tuff has returned
from his Northern tour. Jimmy ar
rived among us on last Wed
nesday evening, having ridden as far
as the Canadian border line and back.
He says that soon after leaving Cody
he ran into heavy snows and then
more snow and then more snow and
finally when his feet began to drag
through the drifts, he decided that
Park County was a pretty good place
after all. He will go to the Pitch
fork ranch to break horses.
Tommy Noonan was seen recently
in Billings by one of our numerous
reporters. He is at present staying
at the Thompson ranch at Hardin, but
will return to Cody shortly. His bro
ther “Hutch” is also with him. In a
New York paper we learn of Tommy’s
mother’s secret marriage to a wealthy
doctor of New York City. It all came
out when the doctor carelessly died
and left a large fortune which is to
be divided between his wife and Mrs.
Champagne offensive and to what
the British made in the unsuccessful
Somme offensive, which were gigan
tic mid deadly encoun*.u»s in s he • ar
Her years of the war.
When the war was won the Ameri
can army came home and the United
States withdrew without a penny
asked in reparations or a foot of
land taken as compensation—things
no other winner can say.
These American sacrifices were
made in a war of which the origin
and causes were as remote from
American participation or responsi
bility as if they had been found in
the moon. There never before in his
tory had been so great a military ef
fort made by a nation so innocent of
We hope living Americans will not
be a reproach to their dead by admit
ting into their minds for an instant
the thought that the United States is
Europe’s moral debtor, a slacker in
its own cause, and delinquent to its
own ideals. The fathers of these
American soldiers had a great war I
for a great moral idea, and the living.
of them will say that they got little
aid from Europe in behalf of the mor
al cause. That moral cause was near
ly lost by the advantage Europe took
of the danger to the United States.
The United States does not face
its future owing Europe anything.—
Chicago Tribune.
President Harding is worried for
fear he cannot build a good, strong
house for the Republbican party out
of his congressional blocs.
• • * •
Mr. Ford is considered a dangerous
citizen by some people, and yet he is
offering a crankless car to the pub
lic. Why don’t the country do as
well and elect a crankless congress?
• • • •
Alanson B. Houghton is to be the
next ambassador to Germany. He be
longs to the class from which we
generally appoint our ambassadors.
Not much for brains, but long for
• • • •
Lenlne is to go to Genoa, but most
people believe that is not his final
••■ • •
Rudyard Kipling has refused to ac
cept the Order of Merit. He has re
fused because he has too many brains
to need it. Who ever thought It
would be an honor to George Wash
ington or Abraham Lincoln to put a
LL. D. or an XYn after their names,
It’s the little fellow who needs some
college to tell the world he’s great.
• • • •
In the “hearings" before the sen-|
ate committee appointed to investi
j gate the illegal “killings” in France,
the privates say there were and, of
course, the officers say there were
not. Who knows the truth?
• • « •
L. R. Ewart is being talked of as a
suitable candidate for governor of
Wyoming. Should he conclude to
throw his hat into the ring, it would
be advisable for him to put a rock
in it as the winds blow bard in Wy
Messrs. Crow and Pepper are the
new senators from the state of Penn
sylvania. When one thinks of the
ability of the late Senator Knox as
compared with the new senators it
would seem that the state is being re
presented by more crow than pep.
• a • •
Sir Ernest Shackleton, noted Brit
ish explorer, died January sth on the
steamship Quest, on which he was
making another expedition into the
* • • •
The Lawton, Oklahoma Constitu
tion recently published at the top of
its first page the following dispatch
from Washington regarding Dr. Hu
bert Work of Pueblo, Colorado:
“Dr. Work, colored assistant post
master general Is slated to succeed
Will Hays as postmaster general."
The editor apparently knew so lit
tle concerning Dr. Work that he
thought the state in which he resided
alluded to his color. Which shows
I that even editors make mistakes.
Noonan’s five youngest children. We
fear that Tommy is not among the
five youngest.
Barry Williams has been in New
York City since leaving Cody, but is
at present on a steamer bound for a
visit to Burmuda where everything is
all that one would expect. He writes
that he may take a ship and continue
on through the Panama canal, thence
around to Los Angeles and from there
steer for Cody. It is expected that
he will return in about a month and
a half, but then you can’t tell a thing
about it.
Lawrence B. Smith, generally
known as “Smithey” to those about
the Valley Ranch where he has been
staying for the past year, writes from
New York City that hls broken leg
is fast healing, although he has re
cently gone through another opera
tion. Smithey is certainly having a
miserable time. The leg was broken
while pinned beneath his horse last
summer as he was “wrangling" early
in the morning for the Valley Ranch.
Mlle. Mistinquette, a French act
ress, has insured her legs for >IOO,-
000. These pedal extremities are
sad to be the most shapely and most
admired in all France.
J. D. Buchanan arrived on Thurs
day after visiting in Kewanee, Illi
nois. J. D., as everyone knows, is
Bill’s fa?her.
Mrs Jack Hughes came in from
IX) veil Thursday Sho is Mrs. Volc
mer’s sister.
Services for Sunday, February 5:
Sunday School for children and
adults, Classes and teachers for all,
at 10:00 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
A Hearty Welcome to all.
Rev. Royal Blaske, Rector.
A. B. Cohen, Rep. Grand Aerie F.
O. E. for the states of Montana and
Wyoming, will be here February 13,
in his official capacity. All Eagles
requested to attend on that occasion.
Don’t forget Haid’s closing out Sale
begins January 29th.
You won’t forget it in a hurry, the
K. of P. Minstrel Show next Friday
evening, January 27!
Some Aspects of
Farmers’ Problems
Now that the farmers are stirring,
thinking, and uniting as never before
• to eradicate these inequalities, they
are subjected to stern economic lec
tures, and are met with the accusation
that they are demanding, and are the
recipients of, special privileges. Let
us see what privileges the government
has conferred on the farmers. Much
has been made of Section 6 of the
Clayton Anti-Trust Act, which pur
ported to permit them to combine with
Immunity, under certain conditions.
Admitting that, nominally, this ex
emption was in the nature of a special
privilege,—though I think It was so In
appearance rather than in fact. —we
find that the courts have nullified It
by judicial Interpretation. Why should
not the farmers be permitted to ac
complish by co-operative methods what
other businesses are already doing by
co-operation In the form of Incorpora
tion? If It be proper for men to form,
by fusion of existing corporations or
otherwise, a corporation that controls
the entire production of a commodity,
or a large part of It. why Is It not
proper for a group of farmers to unite
for the marketing of their common
products, either iu one or In several
selling agencies? Why should it he
right for a hundred thousand corporate
shareholders to direct 25 or 30 or 40
per cent of an Industry, and wrong for
a hundred thousand co-operative
farmers to control a no larger propor
tion of the wheat crop, or cotton, or
any other product?
The Department of Agriculture Is
often spoken of as a special concession
to the farmers, but In its commercial
results, It is of as much benefit to the
buyers and consumers of agricultural
products as to the producers, or even
more. I do not suppose that anyone
opposes the benefits that the farmers
derive from the educational and re
search work of the department, the
help that It gives them In working out
Improved cultural methods and prac
tices, In developing better yielding va
rieties through breeding and selection.
In Introducing new varieties from re
mote parts of the world and adapting
i them to our climate and economic con
dition. and In devising practical meas
i ures for the elimination or control of
dangerous and destructive animal
plant diseases. Insect pests, and the
. like. All these things manifestly tend
- to stimulate and enlarge production,
and their general beneficial effects are
It Is complained that, whereas the
law restricts Federal Reserve banks
[ to three months’ time for commercial
paper, the farmer is allewed six
months on his notes. This Is not a
special privilege, but merely such a
f recognition of business conditions as
1 makes it possible for country banks
1 to do business with country people.
The crop farmer has only one turn
over a year, while the merchant and
manufacturer have many. Incidental
ly, I note that the Federal Reserve
' Board has just authorized the Fed
' eral Reserve banks to discount export
paper for a period of six months, to
. conform to the nature of the busi-
The Farm Lorn banks are pointed
to as an Instance of special govern
ment favor for farmers. Are they not
rather the outcome of laudable efforts
to equalize rural and urban condi
tions? And about all the government
does there is to help set up an ad
ministrative organization and lend a
little credit at the strrt. Eventually
the farmers will provide all the capi
tal and carry all the liabilities them
selves. It Is true that Farm Loan
bonds are tax exempt; but so are
bonds of municipal light and traction
plants, and new housing Is to be ex
empt from taxation, in New York, for
ten years.
On the other hand, the farmer reads
of plans for municipal housing proj
ects that run Into the billions, of hun
dreds of millions annually spent on
the merchant marine; he reads that
the railways are being favored with
Increased rates and virtual guaranties
of earnings by the government, with
the result to him of an 'ncreased toll
on all that he sells and all that he
buys. He hears of many manifesta
tions of governmental concern for par
ticular Industries and Interests. Res
cuing the railways from Insolvency is
undoubtedly for the benefit of the
country as a whole, but what can be
of more general benefit than encour
agement of ample production of the
principal necessaries of life and their
even flow from contented producers to
satisfied consumers?
Wlille It may be conceded that
special governmental aid may be nec
essary In the general interest, we must
all agree that it Is difficult to see why
agriculture and the production and dis
tribution of farm products are not ac
corded the same opportunities that are
provided for other businesses; espe
cially as the enjoyment by the farmer
of such opportunities would appear to
b* even m >re contributory to the gen-
Hon. Jake Sehwoob was called to
Basin on Wednesday as a witness tn
the Lampitt trial.
Peg Leg Kelley almost but not
quite got in the “kelleyboose” on
Wdnesday night.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders ot the Cody Stampede will be
| held at the Court House at Cody, Wy-
oming, on Friday, February 17th,
1922, at the hour ot 8:00 P. M., sub
ject to adjournment from day to day
for the purpose of electing 3 direct
ors, as provided for by the by-laws ot
said corporation, and to de- such other
and further business as may regularly
come before the meeting.
In accordance with a resolution of
the Board of Directors no stock can i
be voted on which has been transfer
red on the books ot the Company af
ter February 15, 1922.
Secretary Pro tem.
The annual meeting ot the Cody
Creamery Company tor the election
ot officers, and the transaction ot
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Yellowstone Garage
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| Soft Brinks, Lunch, Cigars |
QR. W. Allen, Cashier fa
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Parks, S. W. Aldrich
>. C. Parks, Jr., R. W. Allen I
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Correct wclgtit; one Price to All
mne 188 Native coal co.
OTTO I. nelson, Manager
such other business as may properly
come before the meeting, will be held
at the Park County Library Sat. Feb.
Ith, at ono-thirty P. M.
By Clay Tyler, Secy..
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Pool Billiards
Cards Bowling
With Blanche Gokel fixin*
up the eats

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