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The date opposite your name on the label gives the time our records show your subscription to be paid. Your
cooperation to get the list on a PAID IN ADVANCE basis will make the Herald a stronger and better paper The Northern Wyoming Herald VOLUME 11 NUMBER 43 PARK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROVIDE LEVY AGRICULTURAL AGENT FOR SERVICE NEXT YEAR Increasing Demand From Farm ers Make Step Possible Park county is to have an agricultu ral agent in 1917. The commissioners by a unanimous decided the question Tuesday and made a levy of fourteen hundredths of a mill tax which will produce about SIOOO. According to the terms by which county agents arc ohtained the coun ty contributes one-third, the state an other third and the U. S. department of agriculture the balance of the money required. The salary of the agent is about $2700 per annum and a nominal expense account is allow ed. Park county is the tenth to fall into line in the employment of an expert for the benefit of the agricul turists and if history is repeated he will be received rather cooly at first, with some indifferences next, with seeming tolerance later and finally be taken into the hearts of the rural population. Part of the business of the county agent is to make the farmers more money by suggestions along the linos in which he has had wide experience. He will direct the efforts of the ranchers in such away that he will make more money on the present ef fort or produce the same with less work. The county agent stands for the : improvement of, rural home condi tions. He believes in making the work of women lighter and will be an authority on household conveniences. Bighorn county's agent took his major work in animal husbandry and he has used his greater efforts in bringing up the quality of the live stock of that county. He taught the farmers to do their own vaccinating for blackleg and it is said has saved his salary more than twice in the cost of this alone last year. He has placed several cars of high grade dairy stock in the county and will bring in three more cars this fall. The creamery which was usually short of cream is now well supplied and the profit to the farmers has proven that Tedman was right. Platte county’s man saw an op portunity in feeding lambs. There was no market for the ranchers’ rough feed and the agent advocated that they buy lambs and feed them. They hud confidence in his judgment and he placed 40,000 head of lambs which netted the feeders $1.7. r > a head after they had charged for the feed and the cost of the labor. This pro duced a fortune for the ranchers of Platte county in one season. , Each county that has employed an agent and kept him for a year has PIRK COUNTY FUR OFFERS PROGRAM Big Crowd Coining to Spend This Year's Annual Event The details for the big show next week are being worked out rapidly and by the time the gate swings open next Wednesday all will be in readi ness. The big tops are here and will be erected Monday. The added space this year will insure plenty of room for exhibits. The track has been greatly improved. The finish has heen widened to come clear to the grandstand and a better view is af forded spectators as well as more room provided in the arena. Baild New Barn A new stock barn is one of the phy sical improvements this season. It is a hundred feet long and twenty feet deep and is located near the horse barn. It will house a large number (Continued on Page five) renewed the contract. Sometimes a man does not fit and he is recalled and another takes his place. Usually he makes good. The requirements are such that he must not only be a graduate from an agricultural school but he must be a man of practical ex perience. The farmers and stockmen of Park county are to be congratulated on the help that is at hand. The act of the commissioners is meeting with the LOSING FEW AND GAINING MORE HERALD MEMBERS P. I. A. Club Is Popular*Growing Organization The P. I. A. Club is certainly a winner. It was with fear and trembling the Herald adopted the cash paid in advance method of handling subscriptions for fear we would lose our readers. Instead, however the readers will be increased in numbers for the new subscribers that have come in will more than offset the few names we lop off after next week’s issue. To be sure some of those we cut off will be in within a week or two after the campaign closes but we make no promises to them of the liberal settlement we are making with those who volunteer to pay up arrearages and take the year in advance subscription. We have lost but one. This is gratifying for it is evidence that the paper is pleasing its readers. One dropping out will be missed to be sure and we look for that name back within a year. It will be welcome for the Herald wants everyone in this section for a read- There is much more to be said. A perusal of the column as it continues on page seven will give you an idea of the response we are getting. Space permits the telling of only half the story this week and the balance will follow next. E. E. Newton sold his lambs and with the first returns comes in to in sure the Herald reaching his home Labor Day Celebration and Gathering of Pioneers a Great Occasion at Meeteetse Barbacue, Games, Ball Game and Dance Entertain Meeteetse was the hoot to six-hun dred people at the celebration of La bor day and the entertainment of the Bighorn Pioneer and Historical socie ty. A bacbacue with lots to eat in ad dition to the roast ox was served at noon. Josh Deane and Wm. Feyhl ' had watched for many weary hours and had the meat done to a turn when the time came to serve. The ladies of Meeteetse assisted in the serving and saw to it that all were amply pro vided for. After the dinner a short speaking program was given. E. P. Bowman was the master of ceremonies and in -1 trodueed L. L. Newton of Cody who spoke briefly upon the value of good roads to Park county and the neces i sity of voting for the amendment at the coming election to enable the state i to take advantage of the federal funds !: available for road work within the; I state. i j The principal speaker was Senator i Clarence D. Clark who expressed his ; great pleasure in meeting the people | of that section again. He said that’ ' while every part of the state of Wyo ming was dear to him the Bighorn basin always held a high place in his . regard and a large part of his thought ; for he regarded it as the most fertile ; section of Wyoming and capable of a s development not to be found else ■ where in the west. With ita from 3,- 000 to 7,000 feet range of altitude it CODY, WYOMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1916 Agricultural Expert Proves Money Maker For Farmers o approval of the business men and many of the' farmers. It will probably be next year be fore the new agent is on the field. Good men are scarce in this profes sion according to the extension divi sion of the state university and they are now endeavoring to find the right man for Park county. every Friday. E. E. has had good success with sheep and this fall will see him ’way to the good. (Pen Thompson lays down a cart wheel for his subscription in advance for six months. He has spent the sununer in the hills and has not de cided just what he will do this fall. He and his fine wife are valuable members of Cody society. (Continued on Page Seven) Senator Clarence D. Clark Speaker at Pioneer Gathering CARTER, la Hew York Etealag Saw Carranza (to Uncle Sam): “Giddap!" PARK (Mir INSTH HOLD SESSIONS Park county’s institute closes to day and is counted by those in at tendance to have been the most suc cessful in the history of the couyty. Interesting and instructive programs have been given each day and the work has been of a practical nature. The attendance has been good. Fifty-eight teachers were enrolled re presenting fourteen states. Thirty two of the members are new teachers in Park county and eleven of the en tire number enrolled have received their education in Wyoming. Twen ty-six have previously taught in the county. Tonight the teachers go to their respective schools to be ready for the nine o’clock bell Monday morning. All of the schools of the county hav ing winter terms commence Monday and as a uniform grade of work is done the children of the county have practically the same lessons in each school. The teachers in attendance are: Mrs. G. W. Lord, Penrose Charles Lindsay Principal Penrose Elsie Egau Primary Penrose Bessie Freeman Wiley Ethel Earl Line Creek Effie Abramson Paint Creek Nellie Underwood Clark Fork Agnes Bequette Elk Basin Ruth Clark Wapita Warda Smith Valley Loraine Martin Ishawooa Lola Dew Marquette Mary Martin Irma Flat Vera McDonald Mountain View Anna Glassgow Lower Sage Ethelyn Veeder Upper Sage Mary Craven Bennett Creek; E. D. Richards Supt. Garland Eva Hartwell H. S. Asst. Garland Alta ClafTin Garland Mrs. A. O. Crane Garland (Continued on Page four) i Pioneers Elect Officers and Hold Annual Banquet at Weller was capable of producing all kinds of products and the variety would at tract that class of home makers most desirable to any commonwealth. He was proud to count himself a citizen of Wyoming and said that whether in public life or in the private ranks it was his ambition to be of the great est possible service to the people who had honored him beyond what he con sidered his just desserts. A ball game with bucking and horse racing occupied the afternoon pro gram while the old timers were hold ing a session over the First National bank. • Meeteetse lined up against Sheets flat, although the latter was compelled to pick up substitutes for four positions. A brisk breeze was blowing, something by the way which hud never happened before in Meeteetse, and dust tilled the heads and lungs of players and spectators. lineup was as follows: Meetee tse, Gus Dodge, catch Roy Niles pitch, Cecil Boulware on first, George Wel ler second, Elmer Dodge on third, Roy Starkey short. Bill Hendriks left. Jack Rea center, and Geo. Campbell right. The Sheets flat boys had Frank Pazen behind the bat, E. J. Hamilton in the box, F. W. Izabella on the first sack, Fred McGee second and Roy Snyder on third. F. A. Welch was at short, Wellington Sny der played left, Art Shupp right and R. L. Wilcox center. (Continued on Page four) $2 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. CODY’S FEDERAL BUILDING IS HELD | UP BY DEMOS i Money Must Be Spent in the South to Build Fences BURLESON SAYS TOO SMALL Washington, Sept. 8 (spl.)— Postmaster General Burleson, chief political strategist of the Wilson administration, is using his official position to prevent the erection of postoffice build ings at Basin, Buffalo and Cody, although Congress has enacted laws and appropriated themoney for them. Unless some way can be found to dissuade Burleson from his present expressed in tention, no work on the public buildings authorized for the three Wyoming cities above named will be done until after March 4th next, when the Hughes administration will be inaugurated and Burleson de capitated as Postmaster Gen eral. | The Postmaster General is holding up the construction of the public buildings authorized for Basin, Buf falo and Cody active work on which would now be under way—by taking advantage of the law providing that all postoffice building 1 plans must be first “approved by the postmaster general.” Burleson says these towns are too small, and that I the buildings “are not needed.” In | a letter to Congressman Mondell, who 1 has been looking these matters up 1 before leaving Washington, the Archi tect of the Treasury Department, having the construction of all public buildings in charge, thus explains why the work has not started in the three towns above named: “These projects were taken up in their regular order and tentative sketches submitted to the Post Office Department, but were returned un ‘ approved, the Postmaster General’s ' letters indicating that he did not con- I sider the construction of the build ! ings in those towns necessary. As the law requires the approval of the Postmaster General on the plans for I post office buildings constructed un ' der the control of this Department, nothing further has been done about the matter since the action above in dicated.” The provisions of the law requir ' ing the approval of sketch plans by Departmental officers before the let ting of the contract was not, of course, intended to give these officers power of authority to suspend the erection of buildings. It was enact ed to protect the various departments from having buildings erected which they were to occupy, without giving them opportunity to be consulted as to the arrangement of rooms, etc. As the provision is mandatory before construction, the Postmaster General is using his power for a purpose not ‘ contemplated by the law. The Treasury Department, which has charge of the erection of public buildings, does not claim to have any descretion to say that new public , buildings authorized by Congress shall not be erected. They do not assume to pass on the question as to the necessity of the building, but the Postmaster General, who was not expected by Congfbss to have any thing to say about it except as to » the arrangement of the rooms, steps in and assumes to dictate whether buildings shall be erected or not. Burleson is the recognized political strategist for the President. Hero are three buildings, involving a con siderable expenditure from the dwindling finances of the national treasury, in a state certain to go Re publican in the election. These build ings can wait and the funds tempor arily used to help the poor flood suf ferers of the south, to pull snags out of dry creeks in Texas, his home state, to better advantage.