Newspaper Page Text
II Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo | BUI”! and Col. Peaks. 1 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 20. WILL BE MARRIED IN GREAT GRAND MOTHER’S GOWN Heirloom of Brussels Lace Worn In 1847 To Be Betty Beck’s Wedding Dress .A wedding of more than unusual in terest will take place on December 27th when Miss Betty Beck becomes the bride of Dr. Doyle Joslin of Salt Lake City. Only relatives and a few intimate friends will be present at the cere mony which will take place at 11:00 In the morning at the home of the brides parents; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Beck. They will be married by the Rev.' D. R. Blaske of Christs Episcopal Church, and after the ceremony a * wedding breakfast will be served fol lowed by in informal reception. The bride will be married in a Brussels lace gown which was worn by her great-grandmother Thornton In Lousiville, Kentucky, in 1847, and afterward by her aunt, Mrs. G. C. Goodloe of Washington D. C„ from whom she! Inherited It. She will wear a veil which is also an heirloom, with a wreath of orange blossoms. Her sister, Jane Beck, ?s to be maid of honor and will wear a hand some gown of green chiffon over cream satin. Jane Garlow and Louise Blaine, in •cream net with green sashes, will act as ribbon bearers and little Lillian Bcholes. a niece of the bridjs, will be flower girl. Lloyd Buchanan is to be best man. The wedding march will be played by Mrs. Henry Pool. The newly married couple will leave on the noon train and /ifter a chort honeymoon go to Salt Lake Oity where Dr. Joslin has already \ established a reputation for skill and taken his place among the older physicians. The bride has grown to woman hood in Cody, where she has always been a favorite with the older people a n well as those of her own age, and the town unites in wishing her every happiness. ANALPAC OIL CO. TO DRILL THIS SPRING The Anajpac Oil Company, which has large holdings In Oregon Basin, are prepared to drill as soon as spring opens. The timbers are al ready on the ground. They will ■drill between the two gas wel]s and intend to go down 3500 feet. If nec essary, the present wells, were down only 1860 ft. when a large flow of gas was struck. This time they mean to go below the gas and thoroughly test the ground. The president of the Anafpac is a Frenchman and it is mostly French capital invested in the Company. Between she Analpac and the Ohio which is also preparing to drill a deep well on the Sonner's lease in Oregon Basin, this section, of which/ great hopes have been entertained for so many years, should be wefl tested. POLAR EXPLORER HAS NOTHING ON JENKINS Ellsworth Jenkins, the Wapiti stage driver, has had his own troubles the past week and gone through hard ships enough to qualify him to write a book to compare with the adventure of polar explorers. He started from home at seven o’clock on Saturday morning and : ■ rived at 2 o’clock Sunday morning. He encoutered drifts six feet deep in the canyon and a ten foot drift on one .curve which he had to shovel through He was tive hours going two mil, . 1 shovelling practically every toot of the way. Night caugth him in the canyon; and In the darkness one wheel slid over the precipice while going up the hill at Iron Springs. He set the breaks and jumped. He broke his jack trying to jack up the wheels and walked back_two miles to get another. Then he shov-i elled some more, whistling as he' V ad. "This Is the Life.” I Jenkins made his Monday trip down behind Beas and Old Bill and only a few hours behind I schedule. Henry Held writes that there are two hayseeds tn lowa anxious to get the Enterprise. Mr. and Mrs. Haid are at North English for the winter. dfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1922 LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR FOR THE POWELL FLAT FOLK It will be no Merry Christmas on . the Powell Flat this year. The ranchers look at each other' with sober faces and ask, “What is! I to become of us? And well they may, for, with comparatively few excep tions, they are facing ruin. In hard straits through low prices for their products, the high taxes have come as t he last straw. The following interesting letter received by the Enterprise throws consider able light upon the situation which exists in t hat section and shows what the recent tax notices mean to I the men and women who have grubbed sagebrush, worked and sacri ficed to get a foothold and make a home for themselves and children upon what was a bleak flat until they transformed it by their indust.’y. Powell, Wyo. Dec. 12th., 1922 Editor of the Enterprise: The situation here is indeed de plorable. Very few of the unit 1 owners are able t° P a Y their taxes this year or <*ny of their obligations. Those who got their beets harvested I before they froze in the ground, and the ftw who had much alfalfa for sale, are the onjy ones who made anything on their farms. The grain growers realized very little for their crops after paying their expenses for growing, harvest ing and threshing same. The potato crop, a large one of ex cellant quality, was a liability and | great loss to the producer. Many of the growers only received SB.OO and SIO.OO for a carload of potatoes after paying the feight and commissions. The very best returns gave only SI.OO for every $2.00 the railroads charg ed for freight. I We shipped a carload of 668 bush els of strictly No. 1, U. S. standard potatoes for which we received $156 while the freight amounted to the sum of $276. and this was much bet ter than the average. Powell Rancher SOCIETY SLOWING UP A BIT ON BALD RIDGE Special to the Enterprise: A. M. Walters made a ride down to Mr. Walter Hoffman’s looken for h!s 2 stray cattle and was lucky to find them oown at his p]ace. 1 Mr. Burt Marvin was a, caller at the Walters Inn. Mary A Say was a caller at the Ganguet Ranch and Gus Schultz also spend 4 days at Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz on Paint Crick. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz and daughter Lourlne and Mr. George Backer motored up to A. M. Walters ranch last Sunday to spend Sunday night. Mrs. Mary A Say gave a big turkey dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander and Bud Waugh etopped over night last : Thursday at A. M. Walters Inn. Mrs. Mary A Say Is now In Cody for a few months where she is helping I Mrs. G. T. Beck out. EUROPE IS ALL RIGHT BUT O. YOU IRMA FLAT! After making two trips around the world and living the greater part of the time abroad, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Allberger have concluded that the attractions of foreign parts pale be side the harms of Wyoming, so they have concluded to hang up their hats out here in the sagebrush and make| their Irma Flat ranch headquarters. | They will build a big, log living room on the present building and add guest rooms as needed. Everyone who knows Mr. and Mr.l Altberger are happy to learn of j their decision. MERCYI THOUSANDS SWIG I SCOTCH WHISKEY FROM NURS I ING BOTTLES; JURY PROBES Boston, Dec. 16.—Two Investlga/ | tlon 8 of a banquet on Thursday night of the New England Roadbuilders’ 'association, at which Scotch whiskey; ils alleged to have been served In nursing bottles to the 1,000 diners, (were under way Saturday. Prohlbl tonAgent James P. Roberts sad that several members of his staff had : been assigned to the task of determ ining who was responsible for the I alleged serving of liquor. He said, i' that this Investigation was prellmta-! . ary to a grand jury probe. An inquiry, I also l g being conducted by the city' . police. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS? The New York Sun once received a letter from a little girl asking if ■| there was a Santa Claus. It was an- I awered by a write on the editorial staff. The reply is looked upon as ; a classic and has been republished j every year since by request of the i Suns readers. It tells something that ! all children and many grown people want to know. Sept 21. 1897 “Dear Editor —I am 8 years old. s “Some of my little friends say there is no SANTA CLAUS. “Papa says ‘if you see it in THE SUN It’s so’. “Please tell me the truth, is there a SANTA CLAUS? Virginia O’Hanlon. “115 West Ninety-fifth street.” | Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except the* tee They think that nothing can oe which not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s are little. In this great uqiverse o ours man is a mere inect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa " Claus. He exists as certainly as , love and generosity and devotion ex ist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world If there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary FACE BLIZZARD AND BUCK SNOWDRIFTS TO DANCE AT THE CODY STAMPEDE BALL WORST ROADS IN THIRTY YEARS CAN’T STOP HARDY WYOMING FOLK—CROWDED THEATRE MAKES THIRD ANNUAL EVENT FINANCIAL SUCCESS While the thermometer dropped and the wind blocked lanes and piled six foot drifts across the roads, laughing but determined voices at I the other end of telephone lines 1 shouted over singing wiresta I “We’re coming to the Stampede Ball! We’ll be there —we’ll all be there if we have to shovel every foot of the way!” And so they were —they accomplish led the impossible—they did some thing which was declared could not be done —these hardy, undaunted folk from ranches forty miles, and more, away! They came to the Stampede Bal ' j over roads which Old-timers assert were the worst In thirty years, liter ally fighting their way inch by inch j through snow drifts, on horseback and in machines, shovelling and working on cheerfully long after | weakling would have quit and winn i ing out finally through sheer grit and , endurance. And, after that, they i danced until two o’clock in the morn ing with as much exuberance as if they had come to the bell-room from a long, refreshing nap! B. C. Rumsey started from Black water Camp at ten o’clock in the morning in his powerful Pierce-Arrow and arrived, caked with snow, at six o’clock in the evening. He was ( followed by four other North Fork , cars that got through by keeping in his tracks. The canyon road was . drifted full, practically from end to end, with six and eight foot drifts on 1 the bends. i Mr. and Mnt R. G. Hopkins, with - Mrs. Walter Hoffman, left Clarks j Fork early in the orenoon in their j Packard and bucked snow for eight | hours, arriving late in the afternoon. Lloyd and George Coleman flound i ered down from the top of Rattle snake Mountain on horseback, to the i main road, where they had stored their car, and shovelled their way , into town; because, as Lloyd declared “There wasn’t any ‘maybe’ about ■'it, we just had to come “we just i j had to”. The news from the South Fork sounded the most hopeless of all— ‘the stage had stuck at Sulphur h Creek’—‘the cuts were drifted full so i even a horse could not get through’— ‘it would be two days’ work for a H crew to open the road,’ —but the ’ Mrs. Eoa Brown is down from j Valley to spend the holidays with I Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Trueblood. as if there were no Virginas. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight The eternal light with which child hood fills the world would be extin ( guished. Not belf-ove In Santa Claus! You ’ might as well not believe in fairies! • You might get your papa to hire men ito watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, 1 i but even if they did not ee Santa Cjaus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, ! but that I s no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither j children nor men can see. Did you' ! ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? •Os course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can i conceive or Imagine all the wonders that a r e unseen and unreasonable in the world. You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, 1 but there Is a veil covering the tnS* ‘ seen world which not the strongest i man. nor even the united strength of i all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside 1 that curtain and view and picture i the supernal beauty and glory be | yond. Is It all real? Ah, Virginia, 1 > in all this world there is nothing else i real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thou sand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times t en thousand years from • now, he will continue to make glad ’ the heart of childhood. South Forkere already In town only grinned, “Barry and June will be there —you’ll see! A few feet of snow won’t keep those two home.” And the South Forkers knew, for Barry Williams, June Little and Injun Joe Mathison appeared about ten in citizen’s clothes and fresh as the pro-, verblal daisies. The night was still young when I Judge P. W. Metz drifted in with the casual remark that his car was out some six miles from town, sbtuck in Walters’ lane. And so it went the evening through*' folks that were supposed to be home* : in bed, snow-bound and cut off from ' town by impassable roads, suddenly appeared with frosted ears ana tales, nonchalantly told, of fighting snow for hour s to get to the Stampede Ball. The Indians arrived on Thursday, having driven through the snow all' day Wednesday to get to Edgar where they took the train. They went back happy, carrying presents of elk meat and deer hides, to make those who remained at home green with envy. The Lovell orchestra also had the good judgement to come in on Thurs ■ day and the music they furnished wa 8 , all that had been claimed for it. J. D. Woodruff came up from Sho ! shoni and danced as long and as hard as the youngest husky on the floor. Anyway, nobody would have believ ed, least c f all the Stampede Commi || tee, that a crowd to fill the Temple Theatre to its capacity would have come out on such a night. It was without precedent in these parts and ; the committee erpeculates as to what/ it would have done with the visitors if the roads had been open and the ; weather fine. It was a financial well as social success, and while the Third Annual Stampede Ball will soon be ancient history, It will live in the memory of those who were there for a long time. [ The Committee is indebted to many I persons for the assistance they gave, and particularly to the following who came arly and stayed late: Mrs. Dave Shelly, Mrs. R. I. Volck-| ! mer, Mrs. Will Richard, Mrs. R.C. Trueblood, Mrs. D. E. Hollister, Mrs. i J. P. Altberger, Mrs. A. J. Cox and i Messrs M. J. Dayer, R. J. McGinnis, ; F. J. Hiscock, Ed Wilder, Art Nolan, Fred Schwaub, Jack Horisky, Bill Bar j low, Lou Ericson and Major E. S. I Hoopes. Mrs. Clare Gillam of Casper was among those who came from a dis tance to attend the Stampede Ball. MiLWARD SIMPSON CHOSEN TO SPEAK TO 2,009 GOESTS Milward L. Simpson, who Is now taking the law course at Harvard, has been requested to make one of I the principal addresses at the nation ‘ al congress of the Alpha Tau Omega , fraternity at Chicago on December ! 30th. I This society is composed of college j men, many of whom are men of nati onal reputation and large affairs. It numbers supreme court justices, U. | S. senators and congressmen among its members and preparations are being made or 2.000 guests from all parts of the country. It is a high honor to be asked to speak before such an assembly and all the town should be proud of the com pliment which has been paid this Cody boy. AFTER THE BALL ’ Alta Booth Dunn has received a order for a 3,000 word story on the Stampede Ball from the Sunday edi , or of the Casper Tribune. Russel Crane missed a party In Denver and caught a freight out of t Lander in order to be present an*' then missed it by two hours. It was four o’clock in the morning before he reached home. Lloyd Coleman says that if the Stampede Ball had been in Meeteetse and it had cost him $107.50 every time he hollered, he would have been jan old man when he came out of JaiL Among the minor tragedies was the case of Mrs. Walter Hoffman ! who came 30 miles to dance and then ! froze her fee so badly enroute that I she was unable to wear her slippers and never got to the ball at all. Miss Alice Files, who came from Forsyth, Montana, for the party, says she would come again if it was twice as far. After Art Mayberry’s first whoop, Chief Bird-hat sent him word that he wanted to adopt him into the tribe. Fred Morris, in his dinner jacket, l looked is if he had just launched a battleship at Hogg Island. I The only thing which occurred to mar an otherwise perfect evening for Walter Ford was the loss of his hat and shoes. Mrs. Russel Crane, who was one of the reception committee, was unable to appear because of a five footj drift which blocked the driveway. Bill Barlow made considerable Diss ■ over losing his favorite sweater and cast aspeisions upon the honesty of persons of hhs acquaintance. After searching diligently for two days Bill suddenly appeared with a beaming face and announced that he had discovered he was wearing it under his* undershirt. Among the happening which made a gay world gayer for the Stampede Committee was when Dulls Avidisl slipped, a twenty dollar note to the custodians of the punch and said that everybody present was to have a drink on “the Duly”. Fights-wellknown said he had a “heap good time’’ because he had all th'.- elk meat he could eat and slept on a buffalo robe. ' Dale Pettit was among the Injuns who came over from Pryor and con sidered himself well paid for the hard trip out “OLE” WIGHT DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS I Lee Wight, who was known as “Ole”, died at the Flying U Ranch on Rattlesnake Mountain at one o’clock on Tuesday He was ill only four days and owing to the condition of the roads between Cody and the ranch wa s unable to get medical at | tention. His death appeared to have been due to kidney trouble. His body was brought into town on Wed- ! i nesday by George and Lloyd. Cole man and Jim Winsor. Wight was 48 years of age and was formerly locat- I ed at Moore, Montana. He leaves a wife and daughter who are living in Cody at present. The I funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the under taking establishment. Albert M. HUI, bettor known as “Lizzie’’, came in from Rogers, Ark ansas on Monday to spend the winter He returned to Wyoming for the mlld -1 er climate. I The policy of this paper la to uphold the standards and perpetuate the splrtt . of the old West. ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY MEDICINAL 10 AT THERMOPOLIS TO BE USED FOR BATHS Thermopolis Hospital To Fw pend SIOO,OOO For Bath House And Give Mud Treatments THERMOPOLIS, Wyo., Dec. IS— A. G. Hamilton, M. D., chief I surgeon and principal owner of Hopewell hospital here, announces that as soon as weather conditions will permit extensive enlargements are to be made to that institution and the mud bath treatment for rheum i atism, kidney diseases, etc., instituted It has been known for some time that just at the door of Hopewell I hospital there are vast quantities of ' this curative mud that has been used so successfully elsewhere in the treatment of rheumatism and similar (diseases. Tests of the mud have been made and it is found to contain the necessary ingredients. Mud is the most powerful absorb I ent known ot nature and will ab -1 sorb five times its bulk and three times its weight in water. Mud of , this same quality is used in absorb | ents in the manufacture of nitro glycerine. It is the intentions of the Hope well Hospital Company to build * large bath house and a dozen four room cottages fully equipped for I light housekeeping where those I who take the treatment can live in comfort and economically with their families. The additional ex penditure to the hospital invest ment will be SIOO,OOO. The bath ; house will be able to accomodate 10# people a day without discomfort or congestion. — ij SPECIAL TRAINS TO , SEE BIG ELK HERDS ’ LIVINGSTON Dec, 15. An Im- i mense herd of Yellowstone park elk 1 is gathering near Gardner, just over the park boundary line, according to word received here. It is estimated that there are now more than 5,00® I elk within sight of Gardner. > The animals were driven from the ’ highlands by heavy snow. It Is planned to run special train* ’| from this city to Gardner so that i Montanans may have an opportunity to glimpse the elk. The special train* will be arranged to leave here in the morning, returning in the evening of the same day. Deer and mountain sheep may also be seen near Gardner, according to W. M. Nichols of the Yellowstone Park Hotels company, who is a vls | itor in Livingston. He said that yesterday he sighted a number of mountain sheep near Gardner. POWELL SHRINE CLUB COMMENDS STAMPEDE Many people have shown their ' kindly feeling tor the Cody Stampede at different times and in different wavs. The Committee frequently has I been the recipient of generous checks i and commendatio from unexxpocted quarters, but nothing has surprised ' and Pleased it more than the follow ing letter from the Powell Shrine . Club. Powell, Wyo. Dec. 16th., 1922 Cody Stampede Committee: We have formed a club here the aim of which is to promote enterprises of general Interest to the community. We have watched the good work be ing done by the. Stampede Committee and believe It Is accomplishing wond ers in the way ot advertising the Eastern entrance to the Yellowstone and thus the resources of Park Coun- I ty. As the weather was such that people ' from this section were unable to at tend your recent ball, and wanting to do somethng in a small way te assist, we enclose our check for five dollars. Trusting It will be received in the same spirit in which it is sent, we beg to remain. Yours for a better Park County, Powell Shrine Club (per C. D. Barnett) Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Spencer left on Tuesday morning for a two weeks visit with relatives at Grover, Cole rado. _ .