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* Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill") and Col. Peake. VOL XXIII. NO 37 CHANGE OF SENTIMENT TOWARD DRY LAW SHOWN BY NATION-WIDE CANVASS Magazine’s Questionnaire Brings Astonishing Replies From Every Strata of Society—Overwhelmingly Against Prohibition. Thoc- vho nonchalantly aaeert that no one except criminate, tanka and moral perverts generally are opposed to the present prohibition law and the methods of Its enforcement, will find some interesting and illuminating reading in a summary of nation-wide -opinion published in Leslie’s Weekly tor April 15. That widely read magazine the first •of the year put out what it termed a "National Prohibition Question-1 nalre” and since that time has been receiving replies from tens of thou sands of American citizens all over Xhe country. The respondents to the questionnaire, far from being “nim hounds" and "rough-necks," com prised, In the magazine’s own words, -every stratum of society except the totally illiterate, and almost every trade, business and profession,” add ing that “The returns have been ex htfustlvely representative.” * The questionnaire and its responses were carefully compiled and summar ized by Samuel Hopkins Adams, one •of the country’s leading journalists a-nd a man whose const, .n’i-jusness auu ability are absolutely aboru ques lion. The ratio of expressions of opiaton •upon the ten questions included in the questionnaire-exclusive of the small number which were no i comniit tri—was as follows: -Are you in sympathy with National Prohibition ?” per cent Yes $2,873 No 66.762 —So far as you can observe, la Prohi bition being successfully enforced In your community ?” pct. Yes ..........13.447 State Game Warden Discusses New Plans Will Try To Split Jackson’s Hole Elk Herd-Would Like To See Caribou On Preserve. . “I am strongly opposed to any plan Io feed hay to elk in winter,” said Bruce Nowlin, the newly appointed State Game Warden who has been In ■Cody for a couple of days consulting with various persons upon the game situation in this section. “Grass is their natural feed and there is plenty of grass if the bands •can be more evenly distributed. “What we hope, and mean to do, if possible, is to split the Jackson Hole herd and send about 2,000 head over here to winter and 2,000 over on the Wind River range. This will relieve the situation In Jackson Hole where they concentrate and where it was ne cessary to buy $9,000 worth of hay for them this winter. “This can be done by throwing open the country toward the Tetons for hunting. If they are shot at over there they will naturally split and drift toward the Shoshone and Wind , River countries. “The elk are reported to be in good -condition on Elk Fork in spite of ono •of the worst winters that has been known for a long time. If they can get through this winter, any ordinary winter will see them fat in the spring. “The late hunting season was a most 'disastrous thing for the elk and the ■chief cause of the great losses in the past. They were held back in the mountains by the hunters until the first of December, then a big storm would come and they could not get •down to the lower country. “Now, the season not only ends the 15th of November but the department has the power to end it at any time It deems advisable on account of wea ther conditions. “There was never more interest in the game than there is at present. Rod and Gun Clubs are forming and all are working for the one purpose •of preserving the game for the State and posterity. In Sheridan their Club has 400 members. The support of such organizations means a great deal to us.” It is Mr. Nowlin’s ambition to Intro duce a greater variety of game ani mate and birds into the hunting coun- Ofie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK No 82.449 "In your neighborhood, among your personal acquaintances, has drinking Increased or decreased?” pct. Increased 55.257 Decreased 29.076 "Do you favor stricter Prohibition en forcement laws or a modification of the present laws?" pct. Stricter Enforcement 24.045 Modification 71.640 "Do yon believe that ‘bootleggers are making large sums of money?” pct. Yes 77.606 N <> 16.602 "Do you personally know people who did not drink liquor before Prohibition who do so now?” pct Yes 66.602 No 33.018 "Have you personal knowledge of young men and girls who. before Pro hibition. did not drink liquor and are now doing so in public places?” pvt. Yes .....53.201 No 37.804 "Do you believe that allowing people to drink beer and light wines would, to. any extent, reduce the amount of ‘hard’ liquor consumed?” pct. Yes 67.392 No 28.685 "In your opinion, does the present sit uation dangerously threaten our insti tutions by breeding disrespect for laws?” pct. Yes 73.151 . No 17.704 "Is the practice of carrying liquor ‘on the hip, increasing or decreasing in your neighborhood?" pct. Increasing 52.463 Decreasing 27.246 (Continued on Page 5) ' BEST BACK YARDS WILLWINPRIZES Tourist Leaves Check For SSO With Enterprise As Incentive For Cody Folk to Spruce Up A visitor to Cody who prefers to remain anonymous, has left a check for SSO with the Enterprise which is to be divided into prizes for the three best looking back yards in town this summer. It will be distributed in amounts cf $25, sls, $lO. With a few exceptions, the back yards of Cody are not conspicuous for their beauty and this fact so im pressed the visitor, with whom attractive backyards are ’somewhat of a hobby, that the money was left as an incentive to make some improve ments. So here is a chance for ambitious youngsters and grown-ups to earn some money and at the same time do their bit toward making Cody a more sightly town and adding to the value of their property. Flower and garden seeds do not cost much and an hour or two a day will do wonders. try. He would like to see caribou brought in and believes that they would thrive here as well as farther. north. He also feels that the money the j game earns in the way of licenses should not be turned into the gener al fund atf at present, but used for the game’s protection and benefit. It is obvious that there are not enough game wardens when one con siders the territory which Carley Downing is expected to cover and the number or hunters each season. The Forest Rangers, however, have the authority to make arrests for game violations and every licensed guide is now a deputy game warden. It is evident that Mr. Nowlin is keen’y interested In his work and feels the responsibility which has been placed upon him. Al Thomas came in town on Satur day to help Bill Leatherman get mar ried. Latest quotation on moonshine is said to be fifteen from moonshiners and twenty from bootleggers. Cut out the middleman. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seek From The Wer-Won We have observed that the publish ers of “dry” newspapers invariably eelect a “wet” section when they take a vacation. Note Mr. Hanway of the Casper Tribune touring the Bermu das. Till Jeff Chapman states that it has been a dull week on Hart Mountain. He has neither been arrested nor had a call from the Sheriff for ten days. 1111 A headline in a state newspaper reads: "Wets Howl For Repeal of U. S. Dry Amendment.” What do they | call that noise the prohibitionists have been making for fifty years or more? 1111 It pays tc be a reformer: the Rev. John H. Williamson gets SIO,OOO as a prohibition law enforcer in Chicago and the Chief of Police draws SB,OOO. All the chief has to do is to cope with burglars, highway robbers, bombers and murderers, so his job is a sine cure compared to that of the Rev. Williamson’s upon whose shoulders rests the responsibility of seeing that nobody gets a drink. 1111 In addition to submarine chasers, a screen of fast ships, airplane fleets oft the coast of Florida and on the Canadian border, the prohibition offi cers are now planning to add armored automobiles to the equipment of the prohibition forces. This news item should be of Interest to farmers who have taken their chil dren out of school to help pay their taxes. 1111 Representative James Gallivan of Massachusetts suggested that instead of scuttling the navy they hand it over to Haynes, Prohibition Enforce ment Commissioner. He said on the floor of the House last week: “Some of the gentlemen who are so enthusiastic about scrapping the navy that fights for and defends the whole country, are looking on compla cently while congress votes millions to help organize another navy to fight for one particular factional issue in this country.. They are ready to re duce the navy of the United States and increase the prohibition navy— they call it the rum-running navy, commanded by the prohibition com missioners, instead of the President of the United States. “The rum-running navy bids fair to take the place of the United States navy because you will not dare refuse its request for morn millions when ever asked.” 1111 While prosecuting a liquor case in Omaha, Nebraska, Charles Kubat, as- LET COIINCIIHEN RESIGN AND STRAIGHTEN ETECTION TAHOE Our municiple election muddle, due to the ambiguity of the statutes, has just one rational, economical and amicable solution. Let our public spirited councilmen, Messrs Hayden and Johnson, the validity of whose terms is in question, resign. Then it might be the privi lege of the people of Cody to re-elect them under the new law. if they do not resign it means ex pensive litigation. And if by any WILL WORK NEW ROAD ARBOR DAY Business Houses to Close And Highway South Os River Will Be Put In Shape For Travel The road from Cody to Frost’s Cave on the south side of the Shosho ne river will be open for automobile travel by the end of April. Such is the edict of the Cody Club, which took final action in the matter at its week ly luncheon, Monday. Incidentally, Arbor Day. April 27, has been declared a local good roads day and a general outpouring of the citizens of the town is called for to put the finishing touches on this im portant highway. All business hous es are requested to close on that day I sistant county attorney, gesticulated so vigorously that he dislocated his right arm. The opposing attorney pulled it back into place for him. The defendant was convicted. 11 11 Carl Jackson, Federal Prohibition Director of Wyo., and M. C. Wachtel were in town last week. We thought they would drop in and have a cup of tea with us, but they didn’t. 1111 Every now and then we are told in Mr. Newton’s columns that the pros ecution of the liquor cases is a lucra tive business and the bootleggers and moonshiners now filling the jail are a source of revenue to the county. The taxpayers should hope so with the expenses of the sheriff’s office amounting to $984.19 for the month of March. This sum includes the salaries of the sheriff, his deputies, their expens es, and the board of the prisoners paid to Mrs. T. P. Cullen. 1111 With the little item of $984.19 for maintaining the sheriff’s offee for one: month staring us in the face, we turn I to the new report of the State Exam iner for 1921 which sets forth the cost | of government in the counties of Wy oming. Therein we note that the cost of maintaining Sheriff Davis’ office last year was $6,282.53, or $629.82 more than it cost Big Horn county, the pop ulation of which is nearly double that of Park county. It cost Park county $3,809.11 more to maintain its sheriff’s office than it cost Washakie County. The only county in the basin paying i out more for its sheriff’s office than I Park County was Hot Springs County with seven murders on its court cal endar. The cost of the sheriff’s office to the four counties in the basin is given by the State Examiner as follows: Hot Springs County $10,961.17 Park County 6,282.53 Big Horn County 5,652.71 ' Washakie County 2,473.42 1111 Here’s something from Miss Vera Kackley of the Sheridan Post which would make the most blase editor grin with pleasure, to say nothing of the young and ingenuous publishers of the Enterprise: “In my work as reporter and society editor for the past three years, 1 have had considerable vrork on the ex change table, and I unhesitatingly claim that the Cody Enterprise is the best paper published jn the state — excepting the Sheridan Dally Post, <sf course. chance the courts should decide that their terms legally continue for ano ther year, then there would be the added necessity and expense of a special election every two years in order to make the terms of office of councilmen coincide with the provis ions of the statutes. We are sure such broad minded men as Messrs. Hayden and Johnson will not put this community to such trouble and expense. and every one turn out and work on this road. Workers are asked to bring their lunches and coffee and other trimmings will be served on the grounds. A big day generally is anticipated, and it is expected that a large amount of work will be accomplished. Work on the road in the canyon was begun early this week by a force of men under the supervision of Pat Kelley, who is contributing his work to the enterprise. These men are now blasting away rock and using a road construction outfit to accomplish the heavier work on the project. It Is expected that a universal re sponse from the townspeople will be met with on Arbor Day and that the new road will be a reality before the end of the month. While taking an active part in the initiation of candidates in a local lodge last week, somebody inadvert ently shot William Bahr with a blank cartridge at close range in the left flank. William has been “just stand ing around” since the accident. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th, 1922. GREAT POWER PLANT AT SHOSHONE DAM IS PUT INTO OPERATION SUNDAY Two Units Now Installed Will Develop 3,200 Horsepower and Will Supply Electricity Throughout the Basin -■First Current Goes To Powell. At one o’clock last Sunday after noon the first unit of the big power plant at the Shoshone dam, 8 miles west of Cody, was put in operation. The event was quite an auspicious one, as it marked the opening of one of the biggest electric power projects in the West. The big turbine and attached gen erator started off without a hitch and within five minutes after the water was turned on was running at maxi mum speed. The first unit to be put in operation is one of two now in place, each cap able of generating 1,600 horsepower. The second unit will be ready to oper ate within the next ten days ind the two will be used alternately as occa sion requires. The current is now being used un der a test load, but abdut the middle of the week the first commercial use of the juice will be made when the, Loses Arm In Oats Crusher Wayne Lewis Lies Half Hour After Accident At Coe Ranch; Engine Drowns Cries. A shocking accident occhrred at the Hoodoo Ranch on Monday afternoon when Wayne Lewis was caught by the hand in the oats crusher and his arm ground to bits almost to the el bow. The crusher is run by a powerful gasoline engine and, unable to shut it off, he struggled until he kicked the belt off and stopped the rollers. The engine, however, continued to run and made such a noise that no one beard his cries of agony as he called for as sistance, so he laid with his arm still crushed between the rollers for half an hour before he was discovered. The roads w’ere so bad that it was impossible to use a machine so he was brought part way with a team and met by Kid Wilson. He was tak en to Potfell and his arm amputated below the elbow that same night. His explanation of the accident is that he started to pick out a pebble 1 when his glove caught. The rollers are very heavy and when the oats come out are crushed as fine as break fast food and his hand and arm were a sickening sight when extricated. Mr. Lewis, who is from Kentucky, has charge of the yearlings at the W. R. Coe thoroughbred nursery and is considered one of the best yearling men in the country. POISON DOING GOOD WORK AMONG COYOTES There are at least twenty coyotes less on Elk Fork and around the Rich-] ards Ranch as a result of the poison put out by Clifford Spencer of the Canyon Ranger Station since the vis it of the predatory animal inspector a few days ago. Ten of these were found and at least teu more had taken poison which is sure death. The coyotes came into the corral at the Richards ranch and killed a sheep a short time ago. They also killed a deer on the hill back of the ranch. On the Jenkins place where there are some twenty head or more of goats, it is necessary to keep close watch over them and shut them up' nights on account of coyotes. WEBB ADAMS TAKES ON A FEW NEW JOBS Webb Adams has added several new jobs to his long list of old ones. In addition to being secretary of the Big Horn Basin Producers Associa tion, he is now executive chairman of the Platte Valley Ranchers Club of Wheatland, Wyo., and has formed a Working Womens Voters League at Cheyenne which he proposes to make a state organizatin. The policy of this paper to uphold the standards! and perpetuate the spirit! of the old West. J ISSUED WEEKLY current is delivered to the town es Powell for lighting and other uses. The new power plant and all trans mission lines will be permanently owned by the government and, besides supplying current to the various towns and farming sections of ths Big Horn Basin, will be used extens ively for power purposes on the gov ernment’s further construction work on the Shoshone irrigation project. The power plant Is located some 700 feet below the mammoth Sho shone dam and utilizes the water im pounded by it. The dam is 328 feet high, 200 feet long, and has a width, of 108 feet at the bottom and 10 feet at the top. The reservoir created by it is ten miles long and impounds 435,- 000 acre-feet ux water. The water will eventually supply some 200,000 acres of land, 65,000 of I which are already irrigated under the i project. LIBRARY BOARD IS HARHHATCH Donor Os Books Unable To Pre sent Petitions Signed By Tax payers To Restore Them. Editor of Enterprise: ’ It seems impossible to find out whea . the Library Board holds its meeting and as we have a matter of public in .' terest to take up with them, we hope iVou will allow us to state our ease through your paper. Petitions asking that Miss Lock hart’s books be re-catalogued and ( again placed upon the shelves of the library have been circulated through the county and have been signed by hundreds of citizens and taxpayers. Therefore, to you, members of the Library Board, we wish to say that we will appreciate it if you will notify us when it will be convenient for us to come before you and pi esent these petitions. We woud also appreciate it if yow will tell us why these books were re moved from the shelves just after Marjory Ross became a member of the Board. We have been told that Marjory Ross says that if books are replaced it will be "over her dead, body.” If this is true, the books, then, are kept out for personal reasons. Now, we do not believe that the publie should be deprived of something it ob viously wants, and is entitled to, be cause of spite on the part of Marjory t< Ross. She is not a taxpayer, and the people who want these books on the shelves are taxpayers and help to keep up the library. These books are in other Carnegie r libraries throughout the United States and in every library of importance ia the country. Os course, if Marjory Ross takes the ; matter so much to heart that she • would rather die than see them on the shelves, and there is any real danger of this happening, it might be better to take them back and loan them out ourselves to the many library patrone who inquire for them. Rather than to see Miss Margie’s dead body blocking the door of the library’, we might consent tG do this, for we realize that her telegrams and letters to the President, Senator War ren. Hon. Frank Mondell, Governor Carey and other lawmakers would be greatly missed and the loss of her ad vice and counsel would be a big han dicap in the business of running the government. Hoping, however, that we may have been misinformed as to the dan ger of Miss Margie passing out in this fashion, we shall continue to await vrord from the Library Board as to when we may be able to meet with them. Yours truly, WALTER OELAND. ft Mrs. Rumsey, Bob and all the dudes came down from Blackwater on Fri day to attend the movies. Bob baa now added an athletic department to his already complete dude outfit, and • has installed complete facilities for training prize fighters and wrestlers.