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Park to Park Highway Organized to Build
4,000 Mile Road Connecting National Parks
Wyoming Party Thrown
Over Bank - - - Montana
Party Hat A Runaway
A near fatal accident happened
Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock
when an automobile driven by Ben
Reif and carrying Mr. and Mrs. John
Cook of Lander and B. C. Peterson
of Powell went over a fifty foot bank
three miles this side of Holm lodge.
The party was returning from the
joint editorial meeting at the Canyon
hotel in Yelowstone park and at this
place was endeavoring to pass a team
and wagon occupied by a Powell park
party. In making the turnout the
wheels of the Ford slipped on the
loose dirt, gave way and made two
complete turns in going over the fifty
foot declivity.
With Reif in the front seat sat
Peterson, editor of the Powell Leader
who sustained a badly dislocated
right elbow and a number of scratches
about the head. Mr. and Mrs. Cook
occupied the rear seat. Mrs. Cook
was badly frightened and given a
nervous shock from which she has
suffered greatly. Mr. Cook, receiver
of the land office, was badly shaken
up and bruised but came out without
broken bones.
Reif tvho had difficulty in extricat
ing himself from under the steering
wheel was injured the worst. His
injuries are internal and altho he
is able to be about is suffering con
siderable Dain.
The machine is badly wrecked
It is still upside down in the river
and with smashed wheels and badly
sprung gears and axles will require
two hundred dollars to put it into
Behind the Reif car was Fred Win
Chester with another editorial party
He gathered up the injured members
nnd started toward Cody with them
hut half way to Wapiti he met Ran
ger Currie with his Olds. The acci
dent victims were placed aboard this
car and taken as far as the Hollister
school where they were met by Kid
Wilson in a big White car who had
Dr. Waples with him coming to the
The injured ones were bandaged up
temporarily and brought to town for
medical attention.
Those who have examined the place
of the accident declare it was a mir
acle that the parties escaped with
their lives. Had the top of the Ford
been up it is their opinion that the cn
tire party would have been unable
to free themselves from the whirling
car and would have been pinned un
demeath it in the river.
Eight members of the Montana
Tress association who were enroute
to join the members of the Wyoming
Tress association who left here Sun
day for the park, were injured, Mon
day, one probably seriously when the
horses attached to a fourhorse coach
took fright this afternoon at a broken
down automobile in the road and
bolted, dragging the coach into an
embankment and overturning it.
J. F. Hamilton, editor of the Miles
City American and register of the
United States land office at Miles
City, is the most seriously injured nnd
his condition tonight is critical. He
sustained a compound fracture of the
right leg, a dislocated shoulder and
hnd scalp wounds. Amputation of his
leg may be necessary. His wife also
has a badly fractured leg.
The other injured are Arthur
Lindh, Glendive Monitor, fractured
ankle; George Brown, Glendive Moni
b>r, badly bruised and probably in
ternally injured; C. A. Disch, formerly
"f the Red Lodge Picket, broken toe.
left thigh cut, eye cut so sight may
be lost; Mrs. C. A. Disch, face and
limbs lacerated; C. S. Nelson, Plenty
wood Herald, face and hands lacer
ated; Mrs. C. S. Nelson, dislocated
Mrs. James Ramsey of Miles City
and Driver Thompson were among
the uninjured.
The accident took place within
onehalf mile of fort Yellowstone and
the injured were taken to the hospi
tal there. The horses became frlght
(Continued on page eight.)
The wl'X Herald
The Home Town
By Nels Darling
MANY argue that in time, practically all merchandising will be
done by mail from a few great cities. They contend that this
is the economical method. Some Socialists, who believe in the
three fundamental principles of Karl Marx socialism, take this
view of the trend of times. The three fundamentals referred to
are—rent is wrong, interest is wrong, profit is wrong.
Well, in-as-much as the large city department stores and mail
order houses are private enterprises, are not owned by the people,
are not a part of a great commercial system in a co-operative
commonwealth, why not keep our rents and profits at home?
The habitual mail erder house patron is too often like the
gambler—he is forever talking of his winning, but says nothing of
his losses. The one bargain offsets a hundred disappointments.
The lost time, the pnsatisfactory goods, the article he had to return
at his own expense, the repairs on shipments damaged in transit,
the patching he has done, the unlooked for heavy freight charges,
are all, with an effort, forgotten in contemplation of the ONE ar
ticle that is just as good or perhaps a trifle better than he really
expected it to be. Like the man who thinks he is benefited by the
panacea bought from the street corner medicine vendor, he is sur
prised to find that he got something for his money.
The gambling instinct is an inherent one with everybody and
this very fact accounts for the fascination that mail order buying
has for most folks.
That the farmers are the most liberal patrons of the outside
concerns, is a prevalent and mistaken idea. Merchants often do
not practice what they preach—the grocery sends away for dry
goods, while the hardware dealer sends away for furniture and the
wives of both belong to the same soap club.
Final meetings of the state school
code committee, authorized by the
legislature of 1915 and of which Miss
Jennie McGuffey, superintendent of
schools in Park county, was a member
were held last week in Laramie and
Cheyenne. Radical changes in the
school laws ware recommended, one
recommendation being .that a state
board of education be appointed by
the governor to have jurisdiction over
all school matters.
The state board of education, as
recommended by the committee,
would be composed of the best qual
ified men and women obtainable in
the state, appointed to serve without
pay, receiving only traveling expen
ses. Its duties would consists of ad
vising with the state superintendent
of the public instruction; taking
general charge of the educational ac
tivities of the state; making appoint
ments upon recommendation of the
state superintendent; fixing salaries
and terms of office of all employes of
the state educational department, in
eluding the state superintendent, when
a constitutional amendment permitt
ing that course has been passed.
The board would have charge of
vocational and other special schools
of the state, homes for orphans and
other unfortunates where education
enters into care given, the industrial
school, all education in fact, except
the state university.
As a measure to make the work of
the board effective, the committee
recommends that the state superin
tendent be relieved of outside duties
such as secretary of the stats board
of charities and reforms, and pqrmit
ted to give entire attention ami ime
to educational matters. The state
superintendent is to be the acti s
agent of the board, visiting school,
in different parts of the state, anu
carrying out the recommendations of
the board.
: A county board of education, mod
-1 eled after the 3tate board except that
the members are elected instead of ap
-1 pointed, is recommended by the com
mittee to have charge of county ed
ucational matters. This board is to
: be empowered to appoint the county
superintendent and to fix the salary
paid, and the duties of the county
superintendent will be similar to those
of the state superintendent, though
in a county instead of the state sense.
A further subdivision is provided for
by the recommendation for the crea
tion of districts in each county, each
district to be supervised by a person
(Continued on Peg* Four)
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The boys of Co. E are suffering
from ennui.
The monotonous daily grind of
dull routine is wearing on their good
natures and they long to either be
doing something or be sent somewhere
where they will be of service.
This note of discontent is sounded
in a letter from one of the Cody boys
to the Herald who is of the opinion
that better treatment might be given
them by the government if they had
a heart.
To relieve the monotony the soldiers
put on a "“shirt tail" parade one night
last week and set the officers to won
dering what they would attempt
next. Our Uncle had sent the boys
some nighties for them to wear on
full evening dress occasions and the
boys ranging in size from 36 to 40
in chest measure were completely
lost in the proportions of the gar
ments that measured from 44 to 50
One lad with a keen sense of humor
slipped a pink garment over his
clothes and started the parade. The
other boys similarly clad fell into
line and only the prompt action of
the officers prevented the parade from
extending do wn Capitol avenue.
A very pretty wedding was per
formed Wednesday afternoon under
the shade of the trees el* Trail creel:
ranch in the uniting of Miss Zeetah
Carvinski and Jay D. Clark, both of
Clark, Wyoming, by the Rev. Walter
Gregg Pitkin of the Presbyterian
The young couple was accompanied
by Miss Lora Clark, sister of the
groom and Miss Mary Cravens a
teacher of Clark. They had come to
Cody for the ceremony and found that
(he minister had gone to Trail creek
r or a hike with a club of boys. R.
IN. Wilson gallantly proffered his
! services and took the party to the
i ranch for the romantic ceremony
[under Nature’s lower.
I The contracting narties are well
known on the Clark’s fork, the groom
being a prominent stockman of that
j section.
Latest reports from the seat of wnr
, indicate that the challenge issued by
the Cody Trading company force has
been accepted and next Thursday
afternoon fixed as the time when the
game will be pulled off. The game
promises to be a hot one from the
call of time until the end of the last
(Continued on Page FovX)
With the death of Eugene Erwin,
pioneer, soldier, scout, Indian fighter
and miner, which occurred Tuesday
night at 11 o’clock there passed away
one of the real old timers of the Big
horn basin. As a pioneer Erwin first
visited this section in 1865, and since
that time the west has been his home.
While he has lived in Montana, the
Dakotas and various other states of,
the northwest, Cody has been his most :
permanent address since the town was
first located, and prior to that time
he made frequent visits to the Big
horn basin hunting and prospecting.
Deceased was born in New York
state where he spent his early life
enlisting when little more than a boy
in a New York regiment with which
he served during the Civil war. After
the war Erwin joined the Indian fight
ers sent out by the federal govern
ment to capture or punish the red
skins responsible for the Minnesota
massacre. After the Indians were
killed or captured Erwin with his
brother, started west traveling with
an ox team and prairie schooner.
When they struck the Missouri river
they found it too large to attempt a
crossing. Instead, nowever, of turn
ing back, they started following the
river’s course toward its source and
after many weeks reached a point
where the stream was small enough
to permit fording. Here they crossed,
more than half a century ago, and
Erwin never recrossed to the eastern
Deceased was a great reader when
ever literature was available, and his
mind contained a vast store of know
ledge. Erwin never married and his
only relatives are a brother Sidney A.
who lives at Forsyth. Montana, and a
sister, Mrs. Ballard whose home is in
Wasaca, Minn.
Short funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon at Vogel’s un
dertaking parlors, conducted by Rev.
F. M. Stephenson of the Cody Meth
odist Episcopal church. Interment
was made at Cody cemetery.
Ida Grove, lowa, the town of John
Moist, former editor of the Cody En
terprise has a Chautauqua next month
for which season tickets sold for
$2.50. with an extra 50c for reserved
As a matter of comparison with
the kind of attractions put on in Cody
their program is given below:
Friday, August 18—Afternoon.
Colangelo’s Band; Evening, Colan
gelo’s Band—A. W. Evans,
Saturday, August 19—Afternoon.
Colangelo’s Band—H. C. Evans; even
ing, Colar.gelo’s Band.
Sunday, August 20—Morning. Dr
McLaren; afternoon, Hruby Orches
tra—Col. Lase Young; evening, Hru
by Orchestra—Dr. McLaren.
Monday, August 21—Afternoon.
Hruby Orchestra—Dr. S. L. Krebs
evening. Hruby Orchestra.
Tuesday, August 22—Afternoon
; Male Quartet —Marion B. Fisk; even
I ing—Chicago Male Quartet.
! Wednesday, August 25 Afternoon
I Chicago Male Quartet —Dr. Montgom
• cry; evening. Chicago Male Quartet
; Prof. Tvndall.
J It will be noted from the above
I that they will have three musical or
; ganizations, using each one two days.
They use two Des Moines speakers.
Col. Lase Young, editor of the Cap
ital and H. C. Evans, editor of the
Yoeman Shield.
The band is an Italian organization
of twelve persons and the orchestra
has ten people. A male quartet fur
nishes the vocal selections.
The Ida Grove program calls for
34 performers, the Cody has 54. A
gainst their three musical organiza
tions Cody’s program has six, any one
of which will rank with their best.
In view of the fact that the expense
of travel in Wyoming is twice what
it is in lowa it would indicate that
the Chautauqua offered by the Stan
dard of Lincoln is worth all they ask
and more.
CODT MEN NAMED 10 HEAD 6000 0010
Cody Directly in Line to Get
Benefit of Increased Travel
The National Park to Park Highway association was former
ly organized Monday evening at the Canyon hotel in Yellowstone
park by the election of officers and the choosing of directors and
vice presidents in each of the nine states thru which the road
The highway was first proposed by
the assistant secretary of the Inter
ior, Hon. Stephen T. Mather, at a
meeting of newspaper men in Yellow
stone a year ago. It was the plan of
the secretary to hook up all of the
parks of the Rocky mountain region
and the Pacific slope with a good
automobile highway which would
make a complete tour of the 3500 mile
circle so pleasant that it would be
come popular with the motorists of
the nation.
Acting upon the suggestion the
commissioners of the , Yellowstone
highway which was organized about
a year ago, the officials of the first
link of the road took the proposi
tion up and gave it wide publicity.
The meeting was duly called for July i
24 and 25 and delegates were in at- 1
tendance from five states and tele-1
grams were received from the re- i
The meeting was called to order
by Gus Holm’s ccjltirman of the Yel
lowstone highway who read the call j
with a map showing the proposed 1
park to park highway. He stated
briefly the plan of organization and
suggested the selection of a tempor
ary chairman and secretary.
H. J. Miller, a prominent attorney
of Livingston, Montana, was selected
with L. L. Newton of Cody as secre- |
tary, and these later were made per- j
manent officers of the convention.
Mr. Miller paid a glowing tribute
to the ones who had pioneered the |
building of trails which developed into
wagon roads and later into highways
which were attracting the motor
travel of the east and doing a great
amount of good in the settling up and
the development of the vast empire of
the West. He further outlined the
plan of the proposed highway and told
of the work the officers of the Yellow
stone highway had done in bringing
about the organization of the new
He commended highly the Interior
department for its friendly attitude
toward the west and Col. Brett and
Major Freis for their faithful and un
tiring efforts in behalf of good roads
in Yellowstone park.
Col. Brett was called to the front
and the good roads enthusiasts re
ceived him by rising to their feet and
cheering with prolonged applause.
The gentleman spoke briefly of what
the park officials were endeavoring
to do with the appropriations avail
able and preferred his services on
behalf of the park to further the
plans proposed.
Looking toward the effecting of a
permanent organization a committee
on organization was named with one
member from each state represented
by delegates. Dan Healey was named
from Montana, W. C. Doming, Wyo
ming, Ira Nelson, Idaho. T. G. Hall.
Colorado Mark Woodruff. Oregon.
The committee on resolutions was
also selected and was composed of E.
T. Greuwell of Montana. L. G. Phelps
of Wyoming, Ira Nelson of Idaho. T.
G. Hall of Colorado and A. T. Rut
ledge of Montana acting for Oregon
at the request of that delegation.
The committee on credentials se
lected was composed of L. G. Phelps
of Wyoming. E. T. Greuwell of Mont
ana and Dr. J. C. Denny of Montana.
Telegrams from several towns along
the proposed highway were read, ex
pressing keen interest in the plan
and expressing regrets that it was
impossible for the sections from which
they came to be personally represent
The session Monday evening open
ed with a report of the committee on
permanent organizations which made
the following recommendations:
First: that the temporary organiza
tion be made the permanent organi
zation of this convention.
Second: that the report of the com
mittee on credentials be received.
Third: that short addresses be made
by the Hon. Stephen T. Mather, as
sistant to the secretary of the Inter
ior, Hon. A. T. Vogelsang, solicitor
of the department of the Interior,
General Houston Thompson, first
assistant attorney general, Major
Freis of the corps of engineers of
the war department, Geo. C. Diehl,
chairman of the good roads committee
of the American Automobile associa
Fourth: that an additional report
[of the committee on organization be
Fifth: that the report of the com
mi tree on aesolutiofe be mad«\ and
i Sixth: that adjournment be made
I The chair recognized E. T. Greu
well who made a motion that the re
port of the committee on permanent
organization be adopted with the
amendment that a temporary presi
dent and secretary be named by this
convention who shall hold office until
their successors are chosen by the
board of directors, and that said
President be Gus Holm’s of Cody and
the secretary be L. L. Newton of
The motion prevailed by unanimous
The report on credentials recogniz
ed all those in attendance who had
indicated their interest by coming to
the convention and the payment of
the registration fee of $2. This re
port appended the names of the
registration list. It was accepted
upon motion made and duly carried.
Chairman Miller then introduced
the speakers of the evening.
Hon. Stephen T. Mather spoke as
I presume that I must have been
given this place on the program of
this important conference for one of
two reasons; either because I am, for
the present, the executive officer of
the Interior Department charged with
the supervision and direction of the
general national park system, or be
cause I gave utterance last summer,
while on an inspection tour of the
national parks, to a thought, long
cherished, that it would be feasible
and practicable to designate and pro
mote a system of highways, connect
ing the various national parks.
Ever since I have been connected
with the administration of the nation
al parks. 1 have given much thought
to studying out ways and means of
making the parks more accessible to
‘he people; to the pedestrian, to the
tourist capable of enjoying scenery
from the back of a mule, to the visit
or who prefers horse-drawn vehicles
and to the motorist. It was in my
study of these problems that the
thought of a park-to-park highway
occured to me as a most powerful in
ducement to park travel, especialy
as a persuasive agent likely to im
press the motorist.
Prior to Secretary Lane’s incum
bency of the office of the Secretary
of the Interior, the motorist was given
scant consideration by the national
park administration, in fact none
whatever. He was hardly permitted
to approach the park boundry and
ask if he could go in afoot or procure
(Continued on page five)

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