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The Cody enterprise and the Park County enterprise. (Cody, Wyo.) 1921-1923, August 09, 1922, Image 1

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Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
Bill”) and Col. Peake.
I . J,
Fifty Foot Dam Will Water 17,-
600 Acres-Engineers Expect
To See Land Open In 1924.
The camp where the Willwood will
be constructed is now being built.
Thirty men are now constructing
quarters on what is known as the Sam
■Gorrell place, twelve miles southeast
of Powell.
R. y. Sass will have charge of the
building of Che dam which is to be 50
feet high and water 17,600 acres on
the south side of the Shoshone river.
Power from the Shoshone dam will
be used In the excavation work.
More men will be employed as the
•work progresses and it is expected
that it will be completed some time
next summer. In this event it is
probable that the land will be open
for settlement in 1924.
Mr. Alex Legge, president of the
International Harvester Co., was in
Cody for a short stay this week. Mr.
Legge purchased the Okie Snyder
ranch on Irma Flat about a year ago
and was out with a view to making
some improvements on the property.
The ranch is now. occupied hy Mr.
and Mrs. George Pfrangle.
In the party with Mr. Legge wasi
M. C. Kinstray of Chicago, vice-presi
dent of the company and Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Battey of Billings with their sou
Calvin. i
Two representatives ot the Sanity
League of America were in Cody last
week enrolling members in tha organ
ization which has for its purpose an
amendment to the Volstead act per-|
milling the manufacture and sale of,
light wine and beer.
It Is also opposed to the proposed
blue laws advocated by the fanatics
throughout the country.
Harry O. Orr, one of the two repre
sentatives, stated before leaving that
60 per cent of the business men in
Cody had signed up in this organiza
tion and that If they had more time
the percentage could have been rais
ed to 90 without much trouble. That
there is strong and growing opposi
tion to the present law was very evi
dent, Mr. Orr stated, and this fact
was admitted by persons who had
themselves voted for prohibition.
Mr. Orr said that he met with few
rebuffs in his campaign here for mem
bers as the people were plainly dis
satisfied with the law’ and the manner
in which it had been enfirced by the
While for business reasons many
persons felt it Inadvisable to take an
open stand against prohibition at
present, in private conversation they
•ft no doubt as to what they thought
•or as to how they would vote if ever
again they had the opportunity.
The same state, of affairs exists in
Montana, according to Mr. Orr’s ob
servations, where 65 per cent of the
business men in the cities had enroll
ed as members
This organization which has its
headquarters In San Francisco, has
for its officers some of the most solid
and reputable men of affairs in the
There are now 1800 representatives
working in every state in the union
and an organization will soon be P er *
tec ted as powerful and well financed
as that of the prohibition forces, who
slipped this law over. It is proposed
to fight the reformers with their own
weapons and headquarters will be es
tablished in each state for that pur
The Missouri picnic at Powell on
Wednesday was attended by more
than 300 persons and nearly as many
•candidates for county offices. It was
voted a big success os was the dance
in the evening which also was largely
attended by folk who did not care
who knew they were from Missouri.
eJfie Cody Enterprise
Rumanian Milk Breed Will Be
Purchased For Co-Operative
Ranch In Powell Vicinity.
Park county is to have the second
herd of Karakul, or Rumanian milk
sheep, in the United States.
The Karakul sheep ranch will be
located near Powell, in the heart of j
the Shoshone irrigation project.
On Tuesday a party of Powellites
consisting of W. H. Edley, Robert,
Deming, L. EL Peterson and Harry;
Hecht were at Cody conferring with
Joe Ganguet and other local citizens
in regard to the proposition, plans
for which are being rapidly perfected. :
Arangements are being made to
have Mr. Hecht, a native of Rumania,
journey to that country and close the ,
deal for the purchase of 200 head of ;
the animals. The price delivered
here will be about (80 per head,
which is about one-tenth the price
asked in this country. The only
sheep of this breed now in the United
States are located near Denver.
Senator Kendrick has arranged
through the U. S. consular service
for passports for Mr. Hecht and also
for the shopment of the sheep from
The milk of Karakul ewes is used
chiefly in the manufacture of the fa
mous Roquefort cheese, which indus
try will be established at the ranch.
The sheep also have very long, beau
tiful wool and produce mutton of high
The 200 sheep will be kept in one
herd for five years, although the pur
chase will be co-operative, each mem
ber purchasing as many sheep as de
sired. Subscribers to the movement
include such men as J. M. Schwoob
of Oody and John W. Hay' of Rock
The plans include bringing ‘over
two native Rumanians to care for the
sheep and instrect farmers in the
manufacture of the-cheese.
Among the last minute filings on
August 2nd was that of W. L. Simp
son for the office of prosecuting at
torney. The announcement that he
had decided to become a candidate
was received with pleasure by his
friends throughout the county. Mr.
Simpson is recognized as one of the
ablest attorneys in this section. He
is resourceful and quick-witted while
aggression is his middle name. He
has been a successful advocate in
many important cases. The law
breaker deserving of punishment will
need to watch his step with Mr. Simp
son in office, as his supporters are
confident he will be.
The appointment ot Walter Owens
as police judge by Mayor Trueblood
is regarded as an excellent selection
and was approved by the Council at
Its meeting last Monday night.
Judge Owens has the dignified bear
ing associated with the judiciary and
his many friends are pleased that he
1 has been elevated to the bench. Also
they entertain the hope that “Walt"
will not soak 'em too hard it he is
called to pass upon their cases In his
official capacity.
The annual South Fork Frontier
Day will be held on Saturday after
-1 noon at the old Frontier griunds back
ot the N. E. Ranch. There will be a
dance at night at the Tom Ames
AU the ranchers along the upper
South Fork are uniting to make this
celebration a success and furnish a
program of western sports which
will be well worth seeing.
A liberal fund has already been
contributed and further contributions
from friends ot this organization will
bo much appreciated by the officers.
I There will be good horses and rld
! ers. wild steers, races and many
I amuslqg novelties.
Tom Ames has been made manager
with I. H. iJtrom, Mrs. “Bub" Cox,
Mrs. Ames. Barry Williams, June Lit
tle, Mont Jones, Perry Snyder and
several others as bls assistants.
As Seek From The Water Won
John Dahlem has reason to be grat- <
isled at the reports which are coming
in from all over the county in regard
to his candkialcy for the office of
sheriff of park County. His name is
being received enthusiastically from
Elk Basin to Wood River and from
North Fork to the lower end of the
Shoshone project as the right man
for this office.
His qualifications have received in
stant recognition, while the friends
who have known him for twenty years
as a man of sound common sense and
honesty, are welcoming the opportun
ity to take off their coats and work
for him.
If L. L. Newton does not accept
Mr. Rumsey’s challenge to a public
debate upon prohibition as published
in last week's Enterprise, we shall
be forced to believe that he is barred
by the latter’s stipulation that his op
ponent must be one who himself nev
er violated the 18th amendment, and
that the hard likker said to have
been found in Mr. Newton’s barn
when it burned down did not, after
ail, belong to that “other fellow.”
We heard in a roundabout way—in
fact, a little bird told us—that 8. A.
Watkins was tolerably hard-boiled be
cause we blabbed that he was ar
rested in the Park for speeding a
week ago Sunday and fined (25.
He should not feel that way toward
us but should be grateful that we
keep so much to ourself that we could
tell about him.
We might hav% added to our story
that he was arrested last winter by
Hairbreadth Harry for tearing thru
town at 60 miles an hour around six
o’clock when the street was full pf
people going home for supper.
The records do not show that he
was fined for it. About that time a
man from Red Lodge was ta~ed (50
for driving down Main street with his
cut-out open.
It hurts us worse than it does you,
Sanford, to spank you like this when
you are naughty, but we do it for your
own good.
The Wyoming Federal Prohibition
Director in another of his voluminous
reports upon the prohibition situation
in Wyoming, of which we are con
stantly the delighted recipient, strong
ly recommends the democratic candi
date for governor, W. B. Ross, to the
Good night, Mr. Ross!
It will be noted that no photograph
of himself will figure in Mr. B. C.
Rumsey’s present campaign for the
legislature. Since his former cam
paign for the state senate he has
been prejudiced against political ad
vertising of that kind. Nor could
anyone convince him that there is any
truth in the saying that the camera
does not lie.
In fact, Mr. Rumsey attributes a
degree of his former defeat to a men
dacious camera
In proof of his assertion he points
to the incident of the Meeteetse resi
dent who climbed off his wagon and
| went over to the telegraph pole upon
which Mr Rumsey’s picture was tack
ed, to see how much the reward was.
Our friend the Hon. "Bear George ’
McClellan of the Tensleep country is
a candidate for the legislature from
his section. J. D. AVoodruff of Sho
shoni is another old timer who will
undoubtedly be among those present
at the next session.
John W. Hay has three loyal sup
porters who are confident that he will
be the next governor of Wyoming, in
the persons of Dr. J. M. Wilson and
his two sons, Byron and Charles Wil
son, who were all in Cody last Satur
day on their way to the Park.
Dr. Wilson was re-elected president
of the Wyoming Woolgrowers Associ
ation at the recent convention while
Mr. Byron Wilson is secretary and
treasurer of that impirtant organiza
Althiugh Dr. Wilson is no longer as
young as he once was, he intends to
take the stump for his friend from
Rock Springs if he receives the nomi
nation at the coming primaries.
Dr. Wilson's sons have charge of
the factory in Kentucky where the
Wyoming wool is made into the vir
gin wool blankets which have been
I Quoting Mr. Newton: “No suspicion
has been cast at Sheriff Davis for his
We agree with Mr. Newton if he
means that Sheriff Davis has not been
accused of profiting through being in
“cahoots” with bootleggers, for no
reasonably cautious bootlegger would
place that much confidence in the
sheriff,' but if Mr. Newton is not
aware that it is generally believed
that Mr. Daveis is accepting a salary
| from the Anti-Saloon League in addi
i lion to that which he draws from the
: county, our peerless leader is not so
[ well informed as we had fancied.
And the worst of it is—for Mr. Da-
I vis—few would believe him if he did
I deny it, or the Anti-Saloon League,
1 either, for that matter, as their zeal
i has taken them to such lengths that
. there is very little that is now put be-
I yond them.
Sheriff Wickwire of Bighorn Coun
ty was offered a bonus by that organi
zation, we are credibly informed, and
refused it. It is not probable that
Mr. Davis was slighted when the
Anti-Saloon League was maJcing it
an object to sheriffs to catch violators
of the prohibition law.
else account for Mr. Davis's
tiesextraordinary and “splendid ac
Most people having a thimbleful of
brains cannot help using them.
If spirits of amonia cannot revive
a chilled or nearly drowned person
it is far better for them to die than to
"be given whiskey, is the opinion of
the Washington authorities who re
cently refused the requisition for
whiskey made by the commander of
| the life saving department U. S.
Coast service, and sent instead the
i above remedy. *
This sounds like a joke from a
I comic opera but it is only one of the
I hundreds of other absurdities of
which we am the victims since the
fanatics slipped over their 18th
R. G. Hopkins who was a candidate
for the office of county commissioner
for the two year term has withdrawn
in favor of David Powers of Ralston.
Mr. Powers, who came from Boston
some ten years ago, is one of the most
respected men’upon the CShoshone
project. He is not only a man of ed
ucation and ability, but fair-minded
and just in all his dealings. The vot
ers will make no mistake in tying to
him at the primaries. Aiming to
cast no aspersions uon our neighbors,
Mr. Powers and his family really be
long in Cody.
That the complaints made against
the yellow bus drivers by motorists
have been reduced to a minimum
since the undesirable pulicity given
them because of their lack of consid
eration for tourists, is the best evi
dence of the truth of the charges
made by both local persons and
Also the faot, as we are informed,
that three of the drivers have been
transferred would indicate that the
transportation company realizes that
the complaints were not groundless.
The Enterprise has no “pick” on
bus drivers so long as they recognize
the rights of others and remember
that the road to the Yellowstone is a
public highway built by the people.
If there is anything in names, Stan
ley Quick, democratic candidate for
sheriff, should run ahead of his party,
put out with such success, by the
Woolgrowers Association.
In the party with Dr. Wilson was
Mr. Robert West, general manager of
the livestock department of the Hart
ford Insurance company. Mr. West
who is a salesman for the wool grow
ers without compensation, has sold
over 1,000 blankets by the original
metho fl of handing out blankets to his
friends and acquaintances and telling
them they need them so it is of no
use for them to return them. Also he
Irtis seen to it that everyone in the
concern in Hartford is wearing a vir
gin wool suit direct from the backs of
Wyoming sheep.
Major EL Wentworth, chief of Ar
mour’s research department, was in
the party which started through the
Park on Sunday morning.
The Sunlight stage is said to carry
first, second and third class passen
, gers. The first class passengers ride,
the second cUss walk and the third
' class push.
Voters Appraise Republican Candidate For Governor And Place
Rubber Stamp Os Approval On Stockman
And Banker From Rock Springs.
They turned out strong, the voters of this section, to see arid hear John
W. Hay and learn what manner he *was they were being asked to vote for.
A crowd which taxed the seating capacity of Masonic Temple, both floor
and gallery, gathered last Friday to give the Republican candidate for gov
ernor the “once over.”
The people looked and listened, and when they had finished appraising
nim they placed on the man from Rock Springs the rubber stamp of approval.
He left Cody properly O. K’d by the Republicans of this vicinity.
Simplicity and sincerity are Mr. Hay’s distinguishing characteristics.
"Here 1 am—just plain ME!” This is what his manner says to his audi
ence. He is not eloquent, but convincing, speaking as one man to another
upon a subject in which both are keenly interested.
The people are tired of political foxes, politicians playing both ends
against the centre, and the audience unconsciously evidenced the fact that
they recognized in Mr. Hay a candidate of a new species by the close, even
eager, attention which they gave to his utterances.
The people present were aware that they were listening to a man who
had consented to become a candidate only after long and persistent urging
from from every section of the state, and that he was making a big personal
sacrifice in so doing.
The subject of taxes upon which Mr. Hay spoke was one of keen interest
to his audience, a large number of whom were ranchers who have found,
themselves annually bled white to pay the cost of government in Wyoming,
and with no alternative but to submit dumbly or lose the land upon which,
they have worked and sweated during the best years of their life to make a
living for themselves and families.
Mr. Hay reiterated his statements made elsewhere that something was
wrong when, as in certain sections, 25 per. cent of the taxes were delinquent.
\ et at a time when merely to live is a struggle, the expense of running the
business affairs of the state was increased in leaps and bounds, or from.
$1,125,000 in 1911 to $3,285,000 in 1921.
In no uncertain words or manner, Mr. Hay made a definite promise to his
“If I am elected governor of Wyoming, you have my word that one-half
of the bureaus and commissions now existing will be discontinued or con
He made it clear that economy was to be the keynote of his adminis
tration and that the state would spend according to its means as did every
wise and prudent individual.
Furthermore he said emphatically that every man appointed to office
would do the work for which he was put there and if he spent his time
running about the state or attending to his private business there would be
a vacancy without any argument.
In conversation afterward Mr. Hay asserted that in this sparsely settled
state containing not more than 200,000 inhabitants, there was an organiza
tion large enough to run the governments of Great Britain and Ireland
which was a condition not only preposterous but appalling.
"If the people make me their chief executive,” he continued in tills
connection, “and I reduce the number of bureaus and commissions as 1
propose to do to keep the expense of government within our income, it
i may be that there will be fewer than there really should be, but it is the
I only thing to do, the one way to get back to prosperity.”
Both Mr. Hay’s public and private utterances left the strong impression
| that there would be no sinecures under his administration, and any office
seeker looking for an easy berth would far better be making arrangement,
to go back and livo with his wife’s father.
Joe Bennett wtio was graduated this
year from Yale Is starting on a trip
around the world with Gilbert Col
gate, Jr.
Joe returned West In June and join
ed his chum in Cheyenne the first of
this month to begin their tour. They
will sail from San Francisco and go
to Japan, China and plan to accom-
i The policy of this paper I.
I to uphold the standard.
i and perpetuate the spirit
. of the old West.
pany Henry Fairfield Osborne, head
of the Museum of Natural History of
New York City. into the Gobi desert.
Afterward they will go to Indo-China,
Korea, British India and on to Egypt.
They will also spend some time in
Persia and Palestine.
They expect to be gone about nine
Lucky’ Joe!
Russell Kimball returned last week
from Colorado.

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