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ASHINGTON.—Highest hon
<>rs open to elementary
school pupils of the nation
have been won by Stanley
Newcomb, eighth grade.
Lincoln school, San Diego, Cal.,
who has written the best paper
In a national essay contest, according
to announcement now made here by
the Highway Education board. The
subject is: “How ’ Can Make the
Highways More Safe.”
Competing with him for this honor
were more than 400,000 elementary
school children from every state, ter
ritory and possession, said to be the
largest number ever to participate in a
national essay contest. As a reward
he Is entitled to a gold watch and a
trip to Washington, where he will be
the guest of ottlcials of the Highway
Education board, the National Automo
bile Chamber of Commerce, which of
fered the prizes in the contest, and
dignitaries and officials of the nation.
Miss Merlene Beck, a pupil in the
Draper (Utah) public schools, won sec
ond honors, a gold loving cup, and
James Edward Gillenwaters, Knox
ville, Tenn., was awarded third honors,
a silver loving cup. In addition to
these national prizes, 478 state prizes
were given for essays. Including 54
gold medals and checks for sls.
The San Diego boy’s essay was
chosen by a process of elimination.
The best state and territorial essays
were finally submitted to a national
committee named by Dr. John J.
Tigert, United States commissioner of
education and chairman of the High
way Education board.
Mrs. Warren G. Harding was hon
orary chairman of the national essay
committee. Other members were
Senator Coleman du Pont, Delaware;
Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman, Estes
Park, Colo., chairman applied edu
cation department of the General Fed
eration of Women’s Clubs, and T)r.
William T. Bawden, Washington, as
sistant to the commissioner of educa
At the time the essay was written
the national winner was thirteen years
old. He Is the only son of a wid
owed mother, and says his ambition
is to be an editor. * His watch will
be presented to him by Dr. Henry
C. Johnson, city superintendent of
schools, San Diego, and he probably
will come East with Superintendent
Johnsen in February, stopping In Chi
cago to attend the national convention
of superintendents of schools. Stan
ley Newcomb is a boy scout, and Is
said by Superintendent Johnson to
be one of the brightest students In
San Diego schools.
“The general quality of the essays
was good,” said Mrs. Sherman. “They
also showed that the children had '’one
their own thinking. Some contribu
tions that contained excellent sugges
tions were not in essay form. The
judging by the committee was con
scientious and the contest was so close
that at the end It was necessary to
enforce the regulation limiting the
number of words. lam delighted to
nee how widespread Is the interest In
these contests, not only among the
children but also among the parents.
The thought the children are giving
this subject cannot fall to lessen the
accidents among them and Indirectly
among their parents.”
Following is the text of the win
ning essay:
“Mars, the mythical god of war,
has until recently been regarded ns
the foremost aid to the grim reaper,
‘Death.’ It is generally conceded that
the results of his activities are now
surpassed by the Increasing and alarm
ing toll of life caused by automobile
“People throughout the land are
awaklfig to the fact that we are fixe-
Tksjy were sitting on a park bench,
young and ardent.
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that you think I’m nice If you didn’t
mean It,” her soft voice reached my
“No, you’re right I’m not that kind,
ind I certainly think that you are the
iweetest, gentlest little girl I ever met.
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but I certainly would like to see I
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Inga great national problem. ‘What
Can I Do to Make the Highv’ays
More Safe’ is a subject which should
receive serious consideration by every
one. Applied personally, lam such
a small speck of humanity In this
great world that at first It seems pre
sumptuous to imagine that I can be
of assistance, but on further •'onsld
eratlon it occurred to me that if all
the little specks, children from coast
to coast, will earnestly discuss the
matter with their parents, teachers
and companions, and wfll take the pre
cautionary measures to prevent acci
dents, it will greatly aid In decreas
ing the number of automobile in
juries and fatalities.
“Each year statistics are compiled,
comparing the number of deaths from
automobile e cr<dr»nts in ratio with the
population of each city and town
Every death occurring In our city as
a result of an automobile accident
brings us that much higher on the
’horror list.’ We do not want our city
or ‘home town’ pointed out as a place
where there is no respect for law or
traffic rules, where the people do not
use common sense to safeguard them
selves and others from untimely and
terrible death.
“To do my bit I therefore resolve
to offer my assistance whenever I see
a small child, or an aged, blind or
feeble person hesitatingly attempt to
cross a street or highway. I will also
take necessary precautions at all times
for my own safety, and will caution
my companions, whenever the opportu
nity presents Itself, as follows:
“Do not cross the street in the mid
dle of the block, nor cut obliquely
across a thoroughfare. Cross only
at the corners and then at right
“At the Intersection of two streets,
look not only to the right and left of
the street you are crossing, but watch
for approaching vehicles coming
around the corner from the intersect
ing street.
“Never step out from behind a
street car or a vehicle that has passed
until you have glanced In each di
rection to see that the path you are
about to cross Is clear. Also In alight
ing from street cars look to the right
and left before proceeding to the
The first contest proved such a suc
cess that the second Is now on. The
subject Is “My share In Making the
Highways Safe.” It closes In Decem
ber, and the national and state prizes
are the same as for 1922.
This essay contest Is but one of the
many activities of the Highway Edu
cation board, which Is made up as fol
lows :
John J. Tigert, United States com
missioner of education, chairman;
Thomas H. MacDonald, chief of’the
bureau of public roads. United States
Department of Agriculture; F. C.
you very often—very often.” His
voice was husky with emotion.
As they talked a playful little fox
terrier scurried around the bench, hap
py, unreserved. She gave him a quick,
angry look and kicked him smartly
under the forelegs. The dog was
thrown back, and, whining, slunk away,
his tall between his legs. It only took
a second. The girl turned to the boy.
“I would like to see you often, too,”
she said gently. “You may come to
my house as soon as you Ilka”
“I can’t come anv ni«rht this week,”
Boggs, colonel, corps of engineers,
United States army, representing the
War department; Roy D. Chapin, rep
resenting the National Automobile
Chamber of Commerce; Harvey S.
Firestone, representing the Rubber
Association of America; F. L. Bishop,
dean, School of Engineering. Univer
sity of Pittsburgh, representing the
Society for the Promotion of En
glaeeriug Education; H. W. Alden,
representing the Society of Automo
tive Engineers; American Association
of State Highway Officials (vacancy
to be filled) ; Dr. Malton C. John, sec
The board has recently held in
Washington its second national con
ference on education for highway en
gineering and highway transport.
There was a large attendance from
all parts of the country and a three
days* program, in which noted special
ists took part.
The big subject of the conference
was the federal government’s pro
posed program for good roads con
struction, under which in the next ten
or fifteen years will be built about
180,000 miles of improved highways of
the federal aid system, and the same
mileage of state and local roads. The
cost will be about three billion dollars.
The discussion was to enable the
board to proceed authoritatively with
its work of devising aids for schools
and colleges to which the road build
ers of the country are turning for
competent highway engineers.
The activities of the board In the
last two years include the following:
It has co-operated with universities
and colleges In promoting the study
of highway engineering and trans
It undertook the preparation, pub
lication and distribution of an authori
tative booklet on the economics of
highway transport, by Lewis W. Mc-
Intyre, associate professor of civil en
gineering. University of Pittsburgh.
It has worked to bring about re
gional conferences for the study of
highway engineering, with the result
that seven such conferences have been
held —nt the Universities of Pitts
burgh, Michigan, Yale, Maryland. Ten
nessee and Kentucky and nt the Texas
Agricultural and Mechanical college.
Printed copies of the proceedings of
these conferences have been distrib
A highway transport exhibit has
been prepared, consisting of a good
roods exhibit and a rubber exhibit and
Problems of highway economics
have been presented to about 500,000
high school students through the
means of a national essay contest on
highway economics conducted in 1921
and 1922.
A national safety campaign was In
augurated by the board in 1921 and
is being repeated this year.
the boy answered dully, his eyes fol
lowing the little fox terrier. —Chicago
Every triumph is the product of ob
stacles surmounted, of failures, each
of which taught us something. Every
force that pushes us back may be
made to cause a rebound In the right
direction; a defeat should be but the
bending of a springboard, the recoil of
which will throw us higher as we
Jump.—-Bolton Hall.
• Copy for Thia Department Supplied by
the American Lesion News Service.)
Interallied Veterans’ Association Asks
Assistance From Ex-Service Men
in All Countries.
Recommending the establishment of
an international court followed by uni-
versal disarma
ment, the Inter
allied Veterans’
association at its
convention In New
Orleans has called
upon ex-service
men la all allied
countlres to take
up the fight for
world peace.
Charles Bertrand,
a member of the
French Chambei
of Deputies, was
re-elected presl-
Chas. I rtrand.
dent of the organization. t
Another prominent delegate was
Julien David, a member of the Belgian
chamber of deputies one of the few
men to be captured by the Germans
who escaped and returned to their
old regiments. Ezio Gioja, head of the
Italian delegation, was wounded four
times with the loss of one leg.
Sessions of the convention were at
tended by twenty-eight representa-
■pL r
’ Ezio Gioja.
tives from the
following powers:
United States,
represented by
five members of
the American
Legion; Great
Britain, France,
Italy, Belgium,
Rumania, Czecho
slovakia and Ser
A manifesto Is
sued by the con
vention delegates
embodies the
hopes for international amity. “It
seems providential," the statement, in
part, declares, “that we, representing
fifteen million former service men
should be assembled at the very hour
when the distracted world most needs
a unifying word. The burden of our
duty to speak our deepest convictions
to government", and the public rests
heavily upon us. Surely the voice of
the men who stood shoulder to
shoulder in the trenches to save civil
ization, and who know the hearts of
the allied armies, should be heard
equally with the utterances of pro
fessional statesmen and office holders.
“From this International reunion of
allied war veterans, we send to our
comrades and to
the world a mes
sage in behalf of
restoration o f
peace, order and
well being. It is
our deliberate
judgment after
admitting the fail
ure of repeated
international con
ferences and coun
cils, and the
steady growth
ever since the
armistice, of in-
Julien David.
riuences that make for distrust, dis
union ard disaster, that the only way
to tranquility and prosperity for man
kind as a whole, lies in a return to a
sacred observance of those principles
upon which we achieved our victory—
the allied war aims. The calami tic 4
which have since overtaken civiliza
tion have been primarily due to re
creancy to those pledges.’*
Among the other definite steps
recommended by the war heroes were:
Full publicity for all International
agreements; faithful observance of
treaties; opposition to territorial ag
grandizement suppression of move
ments to overthrow governments by
force; clarification of exchange rates
and resumption of international com
merce, with a proviso for suspension
of trade relations with countries main
taining armies organized for aggres
sive purposes; and organization of a
news disseminating bureau to offset
destructive and inflammatory propa
Birds and Trolley Wires.
The biological survey says that small
birds are seldom killed by alighting on
a trolley wire, even though it carlres a
heavy current of electricity. This is
because there is not a complete circuit
If a larger bird were to alight on a
wire, and one of his wings touched an
other wire, it would be apt to cause
death. Engles have often been killed
tn this way.
Joyous Sameness.
“Don’t you find the monotony of
Crimson Gulch rather tiresome?"
“Monotony is all right in Its place,”
answered Cactus Joe. “The comfort
of lookin’ at four aces, one after
other, is a heap better than the thrill
of seeln* one or two.”
Prlma Facie.
“Does a rabbit's foot really bring
good luck?”
“I should say so. My wife felt one
in my money pocket once and thought
it was a mouse."—-Judge.
She had stomach trouble for years.
After giving her simple buckthorn
hark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Ad
ler-i-ka, her husband says: “My wife
feels fine now end has gained weight.
It Is wonderful stomach medicine.’’
Adler-l-ka acts on BOTH upper and
lower bowel, removing foul matter
which poisoned stomach and which
you never thought was in your sys
tem. EXCELLENT for gas on the I
stomach o r chronic constipation.
Guards against appendicitis. The im
purities it brings out wi” surprise you. f
Western Drug Company, Cody, Wyo.
A bride’s idea of unselfish love is
a husband who never wants any
spending money for himself.
Plans are being made to “have coal
move faster.” Leave it to winter. It
will move the coal fast enough.
The world’s largest ukulele mill has
burned down. Now for a few sparks
on the roof of the jazz factory.
It is called “the theater of war" and
the Dardanelles are sought after the
way they are because they are a pass.
About the only thing you can say
for the fluctuating height of the skirt
hem is that it gives the waistline a
The difference Is that a statesman
thinks he belongs to the state, and a
politician thinks the state belongs to
Is It after all curious that “Darda
nella,” or something very much like
it, should disrupt the concert of na
With a fireproof chimney and a fire
resistant roof, all you need is a little
coal to build a furnace fire in perfect
The small boy’s objection to school
Is that dates in history are so much
harder to remember than batting av
Restaurant keepers want to turn
their jobs into a profession, but that
cannot give them more than the pub
lic has.
Legal Guarantee
No need of Knife —no pain—continue worx.
Ask to see Gle-o-nis Pile Treatment.
Cody Drug Company
Cody, Wyoming
67>e HOOVER.
'1 Best Vacuum Cleaner
. ,/I on CT/>e MarKet
Cody, Wyoming
Prante Bros. Transfer
Baggage, Express
All Kinds of Hauling
Telephone 5, op 147 Cody, Wyo.
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Dealer in
Cigars Cards Gaines
Boot-blacK Stand
LUMP COAL $4.25 $7.00
Best in Cody At Mine Delivered
Correct Weight; One Price io All
Phone iBB Native coal co.
Dave Shelley
Hyer, Justin and Teitzel
on Hand
Chaps, Bits and Spurs
Tourists Outfits
B ~4F=~ fr=r
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Cody, Wyoming
Pioneer Bldg. Phone 98
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
Cody, Wyoming
The Mint Case
We Use the Celebrated
Made in Electric Percolator
Soft Drinks, Smokes, and
Good Candies In
Everything Good to Eat

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