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Wednesday, march s, 1922.
TOWNLEY ADMITS LEAGUE FAILURE LEADER OF THE NONPARTISANS, HOWEVER, HAS A NEW SCHEME TO PRESENT. Socialism under the name the Non partisan League was a complete fail ure in North Dakota. No better authority for this Is to be found than A. C. Townley himself, the 1. an who changed the Socialist party of that state to the Nonpartisan league, and who lias always been the national president of the organization. Having recently sjient ninety days in jail for seditious utterances during the war, Mr. Townley evidently hud considerable time to think and about the first thing lie did after being re leased was to make a speech in Min neapolis In which he confessed the ut ter failure of the “program” in North Dakota, saying it was hardly to be ex pected that success could come with a “bunch of dubs” in office, evidently re ferring to the Nonpartisan officials of that state who had recently been re called by a vote of the people. Admits Failures. • Then, on Washington's birthday, Mr. Townley appeared in Lincoln, Neb., for an address before a gathering of the Noppartlsan league and the new Liberal party. In this address Mr. Townley said “he was forced to the conclusion that, first, the league can not win the offices; second, If they do win them they can not hold them, and, lastly, that too many damned rascals and incompetents were put into office by the League.” This frank admission by the head of the Nonpartisan League should greatly appeal to the farmers of Wyoming win; had been fed up on the statements that the League was the one grand thing and that the record In North Dakota was perfect, only “Wall Street” was lying about it. In his Lincoln, Neb., address, Mr. Townley frankly admitted there was no hope for the Nonpartisan League as a movement when all the time of its sjieukers had to be taken up in debat ing “free love and socialism.” Will Change Name. However* all thia does not mean that Mr. Townley has given up his desire to socialize the nation. Far from IL Oh the 18th of February he inet with a large number of radicals in Chicago, there to put over a scheme which he ‘•alls tlie “balance of power” plan, but which is the same us the Non-partisan league, in that he proposes to make the farmers the “goats” in an organ ization wltii the radicals and force all Into the primaries of one of the old parties and nominate the men for of fice who will agree, in advance, to the “nationalization” of the leading Indus tries of this nation. It is the same us the Nonpartisan league scheme of “stealing” parly organizations, but the beauty of the plan from the standpoint of the radical leaders is, tlint a name is to be used which will “get the farm ers.” That name is to be the “Na tional Farm Bloc,’’ it being reasoned by those who adopted this, that with what is called the “farm bloc” in Con- tiie charges of socialism, radi calism and un-Anierieanlsm will not hold because instead of |n>lnting to the men who are using this name, they will jHilnt to the character of men In Con gress who are recognized as belonging to the “farm bloc” In that laxly. Having agreed to this scheme, dele gates from the gathering, led by Mr. Townley and Ben Marsh, who was the publicity agent for Martens when he was in tills country as soviet ambassa dor, met the following Monday with a gathering composed of the socialist leaders and radical organizers of ev ery kind and description. Here again Mr. Townley was successful in his move for deception. This body—ami mind you every radical organization In the nation was represented excepting the communists and the 1. W. W., it would not do to admit their connection with the move—adopted the plan out lined by Townley, the “balance of power” scheme, or w'uit will go to the farmers of this nation as the “Nation al Farm Bloc.” Socialist* Approve. According to the New York (’all, the leading socialist daily paper in the na tion. and which gave much space t > reporting gatherings ami editor ially commended the plan adopted, Wyoming Is one of the states immedi ately to be organized under this scheme through taking over wbnt is called “the shell of the Nonpartisan League" organization. A national committee man for the state whose home Is at Orin Junction has been named. The Nonpartisan League organizers have found the game a hard one in Wyoming. The purpose of the move ment, tin* character of the leaders an.l organizers, the failures made in North Dakota, were given too much promi nence to make organizing a success. Under the new scheme, however. It is hoped the farmers and business men of the state may be deceived. » The name “National Farm Bloc” does not carry with it the odium of the nnino socialism or the Nonpartisan League The organizers —-and new and more ex pert organizers may be expected on the scene soon—-will come wearing new clothes and denying any relationship whatever with socialism or radicalism in this nation. They will continually hold out thi' assumption that tlie move ment Is one to benefit the farmers through getting backing for the “farm bloc” as It exists In Congress. it might be well to say in passing, that flic Farm Bureau Federation has nothing whatever to do with this new movement. Brief News Notes From All Parts of Wyoming (Wmuto N»wip»p«r L'oloo Service.) Maggie Carter, colored, 104 years old, said to be the oldest person in Wyoming, died at Cheyenne recently. S. S. Hellger, former of the Embar ranch, made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide by slushing his throat with a knife when thrown in jail at Thermopolis for drunkenness. Fifty years ago, March 1, 1872, Yel lowstone park was brought Into being. Ulysses S. Grant signed the Act of Dedication which established rhe park “as a public or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Governor Carey has appointed Bruce Nowlin of Dubois to be state game and fish commissioner, succeeding the late W. T. Judkins of Riverton. The ap pointee is the son of D. C. Nowlin, who was state game warden for nine years. Tlie number of applications to graze stock on the Medicine Bow forest this year is somewhat of a surprise to local forest officers considering existing con ditions. There are indications that tlie comer has been turned in the indus try. The sum of $237,000 due the state of Wyoming from payments made by the United States shipping board to tlie Department of tiie Interior for petrol eum produced on federal lands in Wyo ming, Is to be paid to tlie state imme diately. A party of Union Pacific engineers, headed by Mr. Struwing, who has made headquarters at Lyman, Neb., the past six months, have been en gaged in surveying south of LaGrange, says the Goshen Hole News. Streu wlng is reported to be seeking a satis factory grade for running an extension of the Union Pacific railroad from Yoder to the main line at or to the east of Cheyenne. The first and only Wyoming temple of the dramatic order of the Knights of Khorassan, the playground of the Knights of Pythias lodge, has been in stituted at Casper with the initiation of a large class. Lester Bentley of Pocatello, Idaho, representing the im perial prince of the order, was in at tendance. together with Groves Moyer of Laramie, grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias in Wyoming. Confined to ills bed in the Red Des ert region south of lender for nearly three weeks, until his supply of food ran out. and still suffering intense pein, Dick Baker, who had been round ing up horses in that region, was forced to take to his horse in an effort to reach Tender and was picked up In a serious condition before he readied his destination. The condition of his feet necessitated the amputation of six toes. The Wyoming Wool Growers’ Asso ciation Ims started a concerted action Jo bring about the immediate strict en forcement of the truth-in fabric act passed by the last State Legislature. If tills cannot be easily procured through the state and county officials the association will take It .up through city ordinances. Rawlins recently passed such an ordinance and it is un derstood that the city and county will co-operate in the enforcement of the law. Postmaster Beltz at Laramie has re ceived instructions from J. A. t’rulcJt sinink of Cheyenne, chief clerk in the railway mail service, directing him to continue the temporary messenger service between Iji ramie and Walden and Coalmont. Colo., until the regular service can be re-established over the Colorado, Wyoming and Eastern rail road, which has been greatly hamp ered with snow. The special service carries first and second class mail twice a week. Harry C. Margntts, a native of Eng land; Albert Pingitzer, a native of Germany; Arthur J. Strouts, a native of Great Britain ; Ole Rian, a native of Norway, and John Erickson, a native of Sweden, were admitted to citizen ship at Laramie. The High School Week at the Uni versity of Wyoming, which will he held during the week beginning March 13, will be larger than ever before, it be ing expected that the university and the community will be called upon to entertain at least 350 guests. The committee consisting of Gov ernur F. Chatterton, Henry Keating and J. N. Wicks, that some time ago made a trip to Omaha and Chicago in the interest of the proposed cut-off be tween the Burlington and Northwest ern between Shoshoni and Bonneville, has not been letting up on the Job since its return to Riverton. Tlie mem bers have been In continuous corre spondence witli tiie railroad officials but not having received any definite or satisfactory responses, and having ascertained that tin* Interstate Com merce Commission often uses Its good offices In such matters, the commit tee took the mutter up witli that body. Mrs. C. 11. Muenchmeyer of Ther mopolis was elected president of the American Legion auxiliary department of Wyoming at tlie closing session of tiie state convention at Casper recent ly. Mrs. Frank S. King of Cheyenne was made vice president and Mrs. Burke H. Sinclair of Casper was made treasurer. The secretary will be ap pointed by the executive committee. J. H. Loberg, Sweetwater homestead er, is under arrest In the county jail nt Lander following ills apprehension by police officers at Caspar on a chargi of cattle rustling*. STRAWBERRY ONE OF BEST FRUITS Plants Are Easily Handled and Can Be Purchased at Small Cost From Nurseryman. REQUIRE VERY LITTLE SPACE May Be Grown in Hill* or in Narrow or Wide-Matted Row*—Give Fre quent Cultivation and Hoe ing During Season. .Prepared by the UniUd State* Department of Agriculture.) Strawberries are so easily handled and require so little room, that if only one of the small fruits can be grown they should be the one select ed. New plants may be purchased at small cost from a nurseryman, or per haps may be obtained from a neighbor. Strawberries may be grown in hills or in narrow or wide matted rows, says the United States Department of Agriculture. For very small areas, plants set in hills close together will no doubt produce the most and largest fruit, but will require more care than matted rows. For hill growing, set tiie plants one foot apart in the row and have the rows just far enough apart to cultivate easily, say from two co three feet; or set rows a foot apart in double rows and have a space of two or three feet between the double rows. Keep all runners cut off and give good cultiva tion. so as to make extra strong plants. Some of the choicest varieties for hill culture are the Marshall and Chesa peake of the single crop kind and the Superb and Progressive of the ever bearing varieties. The everbearing varieties will no doubt be most satis factory for hill culture. Starting for Matted Row*. To start matted rows, set the plants 18 Inches apart in rows from three to four feet apart. For a narrow matted row, train the first runners along the row, covering about a foot in width, and cut off all later runners. From four to six new plants from each plant set will make a narrow row. For wide matted row*, save enough new plants to make the row two feet wide, or more, as desired. Do not let the plants crowd each other; have them four to six inches apart. Set strawberry plants early in the spring, if possible, so they will get the l>eneflt of spring rains and make a strong early growth. Trim off the dead leaves and all but one or two of the live ones and cut the roots to about Everbearing Varieties Are Most Satis factory for Hill Culture. four inches Jong. Spread the root* somewhat and set tiie plants just as deep as they were before they were dug. Be especially careful not to set them deeper and do not get earth over the growing tips, for tlds will probably kill the plants. Give newly set strawberries frequent cultivation and hoeing during the en tire season to keep down the weeds and make strong plants for fruiting the next year. Pick off all blossom buds which appear except in the case of fall-bearing varieties, on which blossom* may Im* Jest after August 1 to fruit In the fall. When the ground freezes cover the plants or the entire bed with about two inches of straw or other vegetable matter free from weed seeds. Coarse strawy manure, with the fine portions shaken out, is excellent for this purpose. The ob ject of zhis winter covering is to keep the ground from freezing and thawing with each change In tempera ture, because this freezing and thaw ing will slowly lift the plants out of the ground. Nitrate of Soda Help*. In the spring when the plants begin to blossom spread nitrate of soda along each side of the row. using one pound to 80 feet of row. If the ground hn* not been mulched, cultivate and then mulch with vegetable matter between the rows, so ns to conserve the moisture from the spring rains. If the bed !■ to be saved for another year, rake off the mulch as soon as the crop is gathered, and hoe or pull out the older plants, leaving only enough of the younger ones to send cut runners to make a new narrow or wide matted row, as desired. Old beds may be cleaned up, as just mentioned, by hoeing or plowing the spaces between rows and leaving the youngest plants in the row. It is gen erally best, however, to start a new bed every second year. LET TURNIPS FOLLOW SOME EARLIER CROP Good Stand Depends on Weather and Soil Conditions. Customary Method la to Sow the Seed Broadcast and Trust to Luck for Good Yield—Store in Pits or a Cool Cellar. (Prepared by ch* United State* Department of Agriculture.) Throughout the greater part of the North, the old settlers say, “Plant turnips the 25th of July whether wet or dry.” While this is not absolutely true, it is customary to planp turnips the latter part of July on land from which an early crop of potatoes, beets, or some other early vegetable has been removed. The securing of a good stand of turnips depends, first, upon having the soil in excellent condition and, second, on weather conditions at the time of sowing the seed. Either extremely wet or prolonged dry weather will greatly* Interfere with getting a good stand of turnips. The usual custom is to harrow the ground to a smooth, even surface, then sow the seed broadcast, trusting to Turnips Can Be Planted After an Early Crop of Potatoes, Beets or Some Other Vegetable. natural agencies to slightly cover ft. If a light shower falls shortly after the seed is sown, this will not only cover the seed but give the plants a good start. Sometimes turnips are planted in rows with a seed drill and cultivated. This method is desirable, especially where the crop is grown in a small way, but the customary method is to sow the seed broadcast and trust to luck to bring a good crop. Turnips may remain in the ground almost until it is cold enough to freeze the soli about them. If left too long, however, they become pithy. The usual method of saving turnips is to first pull them and throw them in plies, then with a sharp knife cut off the tops about one-fourth inch above the turnip. The turnips can then be stored in pits, being covered first with straw, then with earth, or placed in a cool cellar, the same as for Irish potatoes. Turnips in the pits will not be Injured by moderate freezing, pro vided they are not disturbed while frozen. It Is best, however, to place enough straw and soil over them to prevent them from freezing to any ex tent. IN TAKING FARM INVENTORY Miscellaneous Collection of All Kinds of Supplies Should be Listed Together. On every farm at inventory time there will be found a miscellaneous collection of all kinds of supplies, such as purchased feeds, seed, fertilizer, twine, nails and lumber. These, to gether with the amount of manure on hand, are all listed under the heading “Supplies,” according to inventory methods worked out by the United States Department of Agriculture. Nails, bolts, screw’s and the like can well be listed as one Item, regardless of varying sizes and kinds, giving the approximate number of pounds. Where a definite system of carrying such shop supplies is in use, as Is the case on some of the well-organized, large farms, the quantities of the dif ferent items of this nature are easily counted or weighed and appraised ac curately. This kind of property, like machin ery and tools, has been bought by the farmer and should therefore be ap praised at cost, plus any expense In curred in getting it to the farm. For example, if a ton of bran is bought for $44, $1.25 spent for freight on It, and 75 cents’ worth of man and horse labor needed to haul it from the station to the farm, the appraisal should be made at the rate of $46 a ton. IMPORTANT ORCHARD SPRAYS Insecticides Are Made Use of for Killing Insects and Fungicides for Diseases. Sprays for orchards are divided in to two classes—insecticides and fun gicides. Fungicide is the name denot ing a spray used for diseases caused by fungi. Insecticides are divided in to three classes, sprays being made to kill insects of different character istics. Stomach poisons are for killing chewing insects, repellent sprays are to prevent Insects from laying eggs, which hatch out detrimental larvae, contact sprays kill those Insects that get their food by sucking. Bordeaux mixture and lime sulphur solution are the most Important fungicide sprays. The most important Insecticide sprays are arsenate of lead, purls green, to bacco. kerosene emulsion and soaps- SI,OOO Reward will be paid for information lead ing to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons killing or stealing stock belonging to W. R. COE Cody, Wyoming Ghe HOOVER I 1 ?-. Best Vacuum Cleaner I 1 on E7>e Market SHOSHONE ELECTRIC LIGHT ANO POWER CO. j 5 Cowboys! Ranchers! Now is the Time to Shoe Your Horses! You Can’t Beat Scotty The Blacksmith ; I FOWLER S 1 I NEW & SECOND HAND STORE* I Highest Cash Price Paid I | for Hides, Pelts and Furs At the Old Place on Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming g Successor to (Lambert’s 2nd Hand Store) Our Hobby ■ Is Good n ‘ :■ ■ rs . .. Ask to see S ; Printing samples of S • our busi- S J ness cards. < ’ ■■■ 1 "■ visiting S • ■ cards, ;■ J wedding j, and other invitations, pam phlets. folders, letter heads, J statements, shipping tags, < envelopes, etc., constantly I; I carried in stock for your j! J accommodation. Get our figures on that ! printing you have been j J thinking of. ■* New Type, Latest Style Faces :■ TALES FROM BIG CITIES U. S. Sailor Starts |gd| _ T"\ ENVER. —This Is the story of how Herbert Coleman started an epi demic of kindness In the United States navy which promises to spread tn every battleship left unscrapped by the Washington conference. Herbert Coleman is an Illinois lad, who got his start nt Allendale farm, where many a handicapped boy has been helped to make a new beginning under the sympathetic care and wise discipline of Capt. Edward L. Bradley. When he graduated he went to Great Lakes, and o. little later found himself aboard the New York In Brooklyn. On Christmas shore leave, he en- PAGE THREE DWIGHT E. HOLLISTER Attomey-at-Law Cody, Wyoming Pioneer Bldg. Phone 98 DO IT NOW Send us the price of a year’s subscription if you are in arrears. Something in Navy countered a mite of shivering human ity. “Needs fillin’,” he said. The “fillin’ ” was done —at mess. The gobs chipped in and the scrap was set ashore, warmed and fed, and with a new outfit. But Coleman had started something Since then every Christmas has seen a party <»n board the New York for the “neglected kids.” Whatever port the flagship of the Atlantic squadron happened to lie in at Yuletide —Invita- tions have been issued to the Salva tion Army or other agency to bring the neediest youngsters aboard for a Christmas treat. Every year the party has grown. The second year It was a dozen; the third year fifty, and last year, 300. It happened the New York was ly ing at Bremerton, Wash., last Christ mas, and .he Tennessee caught the idea and entertained an overflow party of 100. Now there is no know ing where it may stop. Coleman has been ill In the naval hospital in Denver. He is better again. 1