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(Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) and Col. Peake. I . J. VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 49. UNSELFISHNESS MO HARD UK NW THE 1922 COPT SWEOE A SUCCESS M. J. Dayer. C. A. Starkey, The Coleman Boys And Scores Os Cody Citizens Give Generously Os Their Time And Work Indefatigably To This End. (Caroline Lockhart) If we should be asked what one tiding contributed most to the success which the Stampede of 192JJ proved to be, we would reply unhesitatingly: ■“unselfishness.” We cannot say too much for the ' public spirit and generosity shown by all Wito took a part, from Lloyd Cole man as track manager, who workc-l untiringly for weeks, to John Brooks ' as guardian and laborer, who watched the property and cleared away when all was done. There was not a single clash and everything on the inside worked as smoothly from the first day to the last as if it had been a perfected organi sation which made a business of put ting on Wild West shows. This, we think, is something to be proud of considering the number and different kinds of people who participated. Special praise is due M. J. Dayer i for the business-like manner in whiich he, as treasurer, handled the financial end of it and for the judgment he showed in selecting his assistants. As well as we like “Mike” we never ’have properly appreciated him before. Every ticket was numbered and ac counted for from the first sold to the last. C. A. Starkey, the wool-buyer, was Mr. Bayer’s assistant. Mr. Starkey has been coming here so long that he is like one of the famlily and he work ed as if he felt that way .about it, too. Rockefellers Chilly In Their‘Hen-Skins’ Caught In Snowstorm On Mount Washburn, Gather Firewood Just Like Poor Folks. It is a shame to spoil a good story with the truth but occasionally It has to be done. On Sunday morning the Enterprise received the following telegram from the New York Herald “Please wire all you can get on ex periences of Rockefeller party lost in snowstorm on Mount Washburn and their rescue. Interview if possible.” The enterprising Enterprise prompt ly called up SupL Albright at Mam moth Hot Springs and his snort of in dignation came plainly over the wire when he l*MU*d the inquiry. “Yes, I’ve just received a similar telegram from the New York Ameri can,” he replied, “and there’s nothing to iL A person couldn’t get lost on Mount Wasbburn if lie wanted to and stories like that scare off timid tour ists and hurt Park travel. “The Rockefeller party was caught on Mount Washburn on Saturday in one of those sudden blizzards that come and took refuge in a shelter station. They wore thin clothing and were very cold so they all turned in and gathered firewood. Mrs. Percy Rockefeller was the best wood collect or of all. The snowstorm lasted about an hour after which they came on to Mammoth. They were relating their experi*ences and were overheard by some newspaper man who wired a hair-raising story to the Associated Press which had no foundation be yond that which I have mentioned.” POWELLITE SANS LICENSE DRAWS FINE OF 25 BONES William Shulls ot Powell thought he would take a vacation In the way of a fishing trip and slipped up to Beck's lake early the morning of the sth to try his luck. Being from Powell, Mr. Shulls nat urally was desirous ot going to as lit tle expense as possible, so failed to provide himself with a Ashling license. As It happened, Carlie Downing also was sttrrlng early that morning hunt ing horses and piped the Powellite angling from the bank. Mr. Shulls readily admitted he had no license and was arrested. Judge Marston fined him *25 and costs. dfie Coclu Enterprise He was selling tickets, counting mon ey and making out his report from nine in the morning until twelve o’clock at idghL Equal commendation is due the rest of« Mr. Bayer’s corps, namely, Henry :Haid, Ed Wilder, Ted Hogg, Roger 'McGinnis, Jack Winters, Paul Christ man, Sam Forrest, Fred Schaub, Thornton Schwoob, Charles Parks, John Hogg, Telfer Hogg, together ' with the ushers in the grandstand ' and bleachers, under Dr. Blaske, who stuck to their posts as faithfully as if they were getting something besides “much obliged” for their time. Then there were the mounted cops under B. C. Rumsey doing police duty without any pay in sight: Bert Oliver, Joe Isham, Carl Hammitt, Hillis Jor ’ don. And at night at Wolfville, work ing like hounds and staying until the last dog was hanged, were Dick Rous | seau. Art Nolan, Roger McGinnis, i Stanley Quick. Al McLannahan with Mrs. Ralph Wilts© and Mrs. Carrie Palm handing out ice cream, to say nothing of Mayor Fred Morris in his violent red shirt. There are many others who played lesser parts but who showed the snme generous spirit toward the Stam pede and without which it cannot suc ceed. If ever selfishness and personal interest creeps in and members of the Committee and the association begin to use thir positions to further their own Interests it is the beginning of the end for the Cody Stampede. CHAUTAUQUA TO FURNISH ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE FOR NEXT 6 DAYS With the Stampede safely tucked away in history, the Chautauqua is claiming the attention of Cody folks this week. Those in charge believe 'the program this year will be the best we have ever had and are urging gen erous support for the entertainments. The six days’ program opened Wed nesday afternoon with the Hami Ju bilee Singers, who also give a full program at night. Their work is said to be of high quality. The program thereafter is as fol lows: Second day, afternoon, the Lotus Quintette Club; evening, Lotus Quin tette Club with Hon. F. F. Ellsworth, lecturer. Third day, afternoon, The Scotch Duggins; evening. The Scotch Dug gins and a lecture by Harold Morton Kramer. Fourth Day, afternoon. Ye Olde New England Choir; evening, Ye Old© New England Choir and reading by Jeanette Kling. Fifth day, afternoon. Brass Choir Ensemble; evening, Brass Choir En semble and a lecture by Hon. Richard Yates. Sixth day, afternoon, children’s pa geant with lecture by Joel W. East man; evening, play, “The Shepherd of the Hills.” Season tickets are selling at >2.50 for adults and SI.OO for children. Sin gle admissions for the afternoon per formances are 35c and 25c and in the evening 50c and 25c, except for the play the last night which will be 75c and 25c. GRASSHOPPERS AT BASIN FOOLISH ABOUT BEANS The plague of grasshoppers predict ed tor northern Wyoming early in the spring has appeared In some sections. Down on the Powell fiat they have hatched out In large numbors and the farmers are running R. J. Allen, the county agent, ragged with Imperative demands for poison to end their ca reers before they have done much damage. Down at Byron, where they have more time, the county agent counted the grasshoppers on a square foot of land and found they numbered 245. In the vtclnlty of Basin they have become a menace to the crops, show ing a particliiar weakness for beans. According to the Basin Rustler they ate up 30 acres of beans on Art Wrig ley and a vendetta Is now on between Art and the hoppers whech will bo carried on by members ot his family In the event that Art goes down in the fight. CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LITTLE STORIES AND A FEW JOKES ABOUT VISITORS AND STAMPEDE FOLKS (Caroline Lockhart) The clown, Earl Hayner, was one of the distinct hits of the Stampede. Dressed as a “dude” of the type that has a genius for making a pest of him self, he played his part so well that hf deceived even those connected with the show who were not in on the secret. John Brooks, the conscientious gate man, exasperated at his efforts to slip through and out onto the track every time he opened the gate a crack or turned his head, finally threatened to hit him with a hammer, to the great glee of (hose who watched the by play. lift B. C. Rumsey, as chief of police, had instructions to see that no one was in the arena except those on horseback. After seeing this pallid creature in the little straw hat crawl through the fence and creep out to wards the centre with his Brownie camera and ordering him back half a dozen times, he took down his rope and went after him in earnest. After running him through the fence, hit* ting him at every jump, Mr. Rumsey came back with his eyes still gleam ing but with a look of satisfaction on his face and it was not until then that he learned he had been lambasting the clown. till We think it will be admitted that Lloyd Coleman was truthful when he said he had as salty a collection of bucking horses as was ever seen at any round-up, big or little. They were the pick of the country between here and Hardin, Montana. They were so salty, in fact, that when some of the riders numbers were called they could not be found. 1111 Speaking of Lloyd Colemanreminds us that If he had a dollar for every snapshot that Was made of him he would have no financial worry the rest of his life. He was a striking and picturesque figure on his big white horse and the best of it is he is un conscious of his good looks and un spoiled by attention. A very large part of the success of the Stampede was due to the efforts of both Lloyd and George Coleman. Always good-natured, level-headed, unselfish, nothing was too much trou ble. For ourself we think that the Stampede has found in the “Coleman boys” the ideal persons to handle the Wild West end of it Themselves the best riders in the country, no one can dispute the fact that they know what they are talking about when they make a statement. 11 II II f The Indians had the time of their lives, and said so. In fact, they stat ed they would have be*»n here on the 4th of July in spite of Powell’s efforts to detain them if they had not lost their horses. That they will be here next year is a foregone conclusion for they had hay, firewood and beef furnished them and went home happy with elk and deer hides. Tlie thing that puzzled everybody who was watching was how Bird-hat, the old chief, started the Indian races. So far as anyone could see he never spoke or gave a signal yet the riders seemed to know when it was a “go” and when to come back exactly as if they had received some word or sign from him. ff f f The racing program was in charge of John L. Fowler with Will Richard as starter and there was much good natured rivalry between them and Lloyd Coleman as to which would get their events off the fastest The run ning races moved with unusual celer ity and smoothness and was quite de void of the jangling and rag)-chewing over starts and finishes which so of ten happens. The two races during the three days which brought the spectators up standing was the close finish between “Red,” owned by W. W. Hardy and ridden by Joe Hardy and Miss Equal ity, owned by D. D. Stall and ridden by Lou Ericson. They ran almost* neck and neck the entire distance but Lou brought Miss Equality home a winner by about the width of a whis ker. The match race between John Fow ler’s horse “Brownie” with Kermit Erickson up and a horse belonging to F. S. Groves, Jr., and ridden by Carlie Downing was equally thrilling. “Brow nie” won but it was so close he had n’t much to crow over and Carlie de clares that if it had not been for the heavy going he struck on the turn he would have been the victor. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE They will have to run it over next j year to settle this momentous ques tion. II I f We cannot resist tailing a joke on Roy Stambaugh. In the Tyler Bron son relay race on the last day, he and Carlie Downing came down the stretch on the last half mile almost together. “One of us will win. Carlie,” he call ed to him. “We’ll keep the money at home, anyhow.” “H—1!” Carlie yelled back at him, “there’s been an Indian in for half en hour.’ ’ David Bull Mountain had dismount ed and was leaving the track with his horses. 1111 F. S. Groves was in Dave Shelley’s shop engaged in conversation with Dave when a big Indian carrying a saddle stalked in and stood beside them. He stood a few minutes mo tionless waiting for them to finish. Suddenly the band started and this was too much for even his Indian sto icism, he struck Mr. Groves a whack on the back, pointed to his saddle and commanded; “You fix him—quick! You hurry!” Startled at first, the owner of the T. E. grasped the situation and sol-j emnly inspected the saddle. “You’ll have to have a new cinch j and latigo,” he told him. right—you fix him —you hurry!’ [ u®ed the Indian to whom all white ■ folks looked alike so far as he could , see. 1111 The delay on the platform before the Indian dance at Wolfville was flue, to the fact that Bird-hat was mak ing a speech through an interpreter to the president of the Stampede. He said that he was a big chief among his people andn was first un der Plenticoos. That he had heard much of the Cody people and that all the talk was good about them. That this was the first time he had been to visit and he saw that what he had heard was the truth and he wanted i to be friends with them and exchange visits so according to the Indian cus tom he had brought a present in the way of a beaded headstall with an old-fashioned bit for the president of the Cody Stampede and wanted to shake hands over it The next day the president made a present to Bird-hat. no now after this ceremony it is understood that he and his followers and the Cody people are friends forever after. EUGENIC LAW DELAYS MARRIAGE OF 40 MALE APPLICANTS PAST YEAR Cheyenne, July 8. —Only 40 if the male applicants for marriage licenses during the first year of operation of the Wyoming “eugenics” law were found to be suffering from venereal diseases in cimmunicablc form, ac cording to a statement issued by the State Board of Health, but 250 of the persons Imprisoned in the state dur ing the same period were found car riers if venereal diseases. The state ment follows: “Tabulation of marriages in the va rious counties during the first year of the prenuptial examination law for males prove that generally it has op erated fairly well and that there Ps no strong oppositiin to it, even by males. “Many men whose residences are iutslde Wyoming have come to this state and taken the examination. Ap proximately 40 of those who present ed themselves for examination show ed evidence if acute venereal disease. “More than 250 prisoners In this state have been found to be carriers of venereal disease.” GILLETTE GIRL IS SURE DEATH TO RATTLERS Miss Betty Carter, yound and pret ty, of the Pleasant Hill community south of Gilletteis out after the honor i of champion rattle snaks killer of Wy- j oming. To date she has sent fifty | six to the snake paradise, and that I number is likely to be increased at any moment, as Miss Betty knows the rattlers like to enjoy the warm sun shine at mid-day and she visits the hillsides where they congregate, to get in her deadly work. Os course, she has competitors, and two of them. Dick Bell and Bill Jones, ranchers west of Gillette, have raided a couple of dens and piled up a record of sixty four. • WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922. MRS. HARRY PAYNE WHITNEY VISITS CODY TO DISCUSS BUFFALO BILL STATUE Plans To Make The Old Scout On Horseback In Bronze With Base Os Native Granite—Figures To Be Larger Than Life Size. The Buffalo BiU statue is assured - for Cody. This may be stated une qulvocally. A great and enduring ’ work of art by America’s famous wo man sculptor is to be a reality. Mrs. Harry Payne WbUney, who found It impossible to reach Cody in time for the Stampede, arrived on Sunday and discussed the details of the Buffalo Bill memorial with tfio committee. She motored through the Park with a party, having an exciting experi ence when a wheel came off the car on the edge of a high precipice. Word was got to the transportation com pany who sent a yellow bus to the res cue. She arrived in Cody in a pour ing rain but still smiling and saying she enjoyed the experience. Her private car was waiting at the station and after a conference with the committee in the Irma hotel she left for New York the same evening. At this meeting it was decided that the memorial is to be an equestrian I statue of the Colonel at the age of 30 | or thereabouts when he was the ecout . and plainsman. He is to be mounted jon a typical western horse such as ■ has been immortalized in the draw l ings of Remington and Schreyvogel. i The statue is to be in bronze with a , base of the native pink granite and it ifa to stand in a Buffalo Bill park west of town facing the sun-down slope. It will be somewhat larger than life size. Mrs. Whitney is most enthusiastic over the work and declares she in tends to make it her masterpiece, tak ing about two years to its completion. She will start upon her design immed iately and intends to stay in New HON. J. 0. WOODRUFF, WYO. PIONEER, TAKES UP CUDGEL FOR FRANK MONDELL (By J. D. WOODRUFF) Honorable Frank W. Mondell has | represented the people of Wyoming j through many of the best years of his life, so now the question should not I be. Shall the voters of the state sup port him in the coming election, but I it should be, Are we so fortunate as I to have his consent to allow us the i privilege of voting for him again. It is not necessary to enumerate ‘ the many good things that Mr. Mon dell has accomplished for our state' while in office at Washington, as ev ery schoolboy is familiar with the I record and knows the good effects of j legislation brought about by his ef forts will endure as long as the state of Wyoming lasts. Through his personality, his untir ing efforts, his honesty of purpose! and his ability, he has become a na tional character of the highest order. His council, advice and help are sought by the leaders and when given are always considered. Conservative, sound and good, even our president asks for, accepts and often acts on his advice, so we in Wyoming can be justly proud that Mr. Mondell is there Un Washington to speak for and rep resent us. We know that every act of his comes through patriotic motives. He never thinks of personal financial gain but only to build up a record of hon orable achievement that any man • could be proud to point to as a monu ment, and to know and have others realize that the world and those who live in it are better off for his having been heret. Mr. Mondell is a strong advocate ot economy in all public affairs, not in theory and talk, but in fact, know ing that the .burden of taxation Is heavy and a menace to honest en deavor He cannot be classed as a mere politician, for he is a highly trained practical man as well. He knows just what is required to be a successful merchant, farmer or stock grower, or to be a good preacher, law yer or school teacher, so in his work at Washington he is not handicapped by a lack of knowledge of practical things, which leads so many off on un tried theories which so often result in expensive failures. We also admire Senator Kendrick very much. We know him to be a 1 | The policy of this paper lai Ito uphold the standards ■ and perpetuate the spirit , of the old West. ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY i York all summer working upon ths | statue. This, by the way, will be the | first horse Mrs. Whitney has ever . done as her other statues have all ' been figures, but she is not afraid oC the task ahead of her and will tackle-, it eagerly. The statue will be unveiled at the Cody Stampede two years hence, ac cording to the present arrangement and very likely by Jane Garlow, the Colonel’s granddaughter. As previously stated, there are the best of reasons for believing that the work will be financed by the Boy- Scouts of America as Mr. James West the executive head, takes most kindly to the idea He is in Europe at pres ent and will not return until Septem ber. After that time things may be expected to happen to this end. The $5,000 whjch the state has ap propriated for the erection of a suit able memorial to Buffalo Bill will be applied to the purchase of land from, the Lincoln Land Co. providing Gov ernor Carey is willing. For the benefit of those who are in terested in the appearance of celeb . ritiea it may be stated that Mrs. Whit ! ney, who was Gertrude Vanderbilt and Is very rich in her own right, is a small, slender woman with brown eyes and hair and was quietly dressed in a brown felt sport hat, I brown suit with a short skirt and high, brown boots with soft tops. , Although she is now a grandmother she looks not more than thirty, iu I friendly and unaffected in her speech and manner and was altogether so pleasing that the members of the com mittee participated in the interview with genuine pleasure. splendid neighbor, and a whole-souled I congenial, good friend to have, but he ,is not of our political faith and it seems as though now as never before we are in need of the help and relief that the principles of the Republican party, when carried out, have always ’ given ue. The stock growers and indirectly i everyone else, knows from recent ex * perience just what free imports of meat and wool mean to our business and to our prosperity, and every bank , er, merchant and business man all the way along the line, even to the I day laborer, feels it immediately. When the livestock business is de pressed and when it is at a low ebb, | there is not much doing in other ordi | nary lines. So it would not seem wise for us to j take any chances. We know beyond, a question just where Mr. Mondell and just what he will do for us in this matter, and we know that without such help the livestock interests can not survive and endure. There is no shadow of a doubt that Democratic free Imports of meat and wool into this country would drive every live stock grower out of business within the space of two years. This is not a dream or theory, but is a demonstrat [ ed, tried out fact, and any banker in the state will, if honest, tell you that j one more year of free meat and wool ■ would have ended the livestock busi ness in Wyominb and with it many of the banks and business houses aa well, and that it did last long enough, that in a great many cases recovery is uncertain. Personalities should not enter into a political campaign. The fact that a man or woman has been chosen by their party and placed in nomination should be sufficient guarantee of re spectability, and unless som© detri mental fact can be established, noth ing should be said. Our differences of opinion are of fundamentals, as We see them, and riot of personalities. If, for instance, we believe and think from personal experience that for the good of all concerned we should have a reasonable amount of tariff to pro tect our interests from the invasion of foreign imports, then we should vote for the Republican candidate. If, on the other hand, one believed (Continued on page 4-