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THE TIMES, SbNDANC , WYOMING, JANUARY 6th, 1932 THE SUNDANCE TIMES Entered at the Sundance postoffice at Sundance, Wyoming as second- cla~s matter under the Act of March 3, 1879. HAS THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAD A CHANGE OF HEART The announcement that tile State Highway Department will let a contract this month for surfacing ten and one-half miles of the Cu,ster hereM>outsBabtlefield Highway west of Sundance, came as quitea surprise to people Peti~kras were circulated some time ago, and many signers secured. to baok up the dietrict highway commissioner in asking for this work, but such quick results were not anticipated. All of which leads us to wonder whether they have had a change of heart, or what has happened to the highway department. Can it be possible that the Custer Battlefield Highway is to be com- pleted through Crook county, or is it just another move to keep .the people In this territory satisfied by giving them this small piece of work. We doubt very much that there is any definite plan to hurry the completion of this highway, In announcing the plans for 1932 not a single mention was made of Highway 16 which is one of the main links of the ~an~ous Custer Battlefield Highway, nor was there any hint that an effort would be made to speed up the work on this highway which .pro- ,bably .handles more traffic than ally highway in the state. Hence we Lmust arrive a't the conclusion that the surfacing of this ten and one-half miles is handed to Crook county people as a sort of a pacifier to keep them quiet while other highways apparently designed to pull traf- fic away from this county are hurried to completion. We could n~t help hnt notice ~hat contracts will also be let for both grading and surfacing stretch~-" ou Hi~:~w:,:, ~7, between Newcastle and Lu~k, and for su .f,.ing : liet~-'~ .. :,,~,v.'':d h, twm,n Upton and Newcasde, which .,. ~ a iu~ ,˘ cc .... u Ities. It must make the Burlington Railway Company, one of the largest ,ta:~payers in the state, feel' good to have a highway constructed paralell to their line of road, offering truck transportation companies an opportun- ity to compete with the railroad a't cut throat rates. But apparently ,this connecting road 216 is essential for it offers a further cltance to watch traffic from the west and route it to Newcastle and over highway 85 to the southern part of the state all o[ which appears to be in ,the scheme of things. But Crook county people, particularly th~osc who get a chance to use a state highway, are deeply appreciaiive for the ten and a half miles of ad- dit~onal surfacing. It will take care of a very bad stretch of road and will be a decided improvement. THE NAMING OF NEWSPAPERS Newspapers, says a writer in one of our exchanges, should have a name typical of, and in harmony with ~he name of the town in which it is published. Over in ,South Dakota the newspaper lmy~ have had a lot of fnn in suggesting n~mes for ,the paper in the various towns• W~a might do the same here in Wyoming for 1his state has some pe- culiar 'names for towns. Right here in Crook county some of the towns suggest good names for newspapers, for example. The Aladdin Lamp, and Beulah Land. To go on down the list there might be. The Newcastle Gate. The Gil- lette Razor. The Buffalo Nickle. SherMan's Ride. The Cheyenne Brave, The Chugwater Wheel, T, he Green River Chaser. The Tensleep Dream, The Osage Squaw. Other towns suggest the names, The Carbon Arc, Carpenter's Square, The Granger Twist, 'The Wise Acre, The Sage Chicken, and down there in Utn:ta county is the tow.n of Tapicoa which suggests The Tapioca Pud- 4ing. Sundanee with its hist0rlc name is suggestive of many names for its nsw~paper, which by the way, has been called by a great many names that would not look very well 4n print, and so we will leave the naming of the paper in this town to your lmagina˘ion. BUILD ROADS--- SEE WYOMING Devil's Tower like Yellowstone National park ,and other natural wonders of the state bears about the same relation to Wyoming people q21at N~agara Falls does ,to New York-~there are thousands who have never viewed it. The de~ire is present, intentions are proverbially good, bu't limited time and opportunity are elenTents that encourage postponement in fa- vor of other activities. Another im- portant factor has been the compar- ative i~olation of northeastern Wy- omiug ~hrough l~ck of surfaced road connections. This last conditmn or otmtacle is rapidly passing, as ~rought to the ~tten,tion ~f Casper and other ~en- .tral and southern Wyoming ooints by the supervisor in charge of ~the Devil's Tower, a national monu- men~; of no mean distinction. ~Sur- facing of ~the highway across Camp- hell county as authorized in a recent ~ontract will wirtually complete one- ~hal:f ~f a circle drive by way of Sheri4an. The return ~trip could ~be made by way of the Black Hills and Lusk or over ,the Gillette-Midwest road, now maintained ,by the state but still unsurfaeed, Improvemen.t of the highway from will stimulate larger visitations. The same general rule applies to attractions in all directions, and promises to make real the urge to "See W)mming First," on a steadily increasing scale.--Casper Tribune. TRUE CONSERVATION One great step in the direction of true conservation is being taken by Congressman Scott Leavitt of Mon- tana. He h~s introduced a bill which would empower the Secretary of the Interior ,to deal with ~he Governors of .the affected states and lease for restricted grazing those public lands which lie in the cattle and sheep country. T.he leases would ,be for long terms and the rentals each man pays will be in direct ratio to the ntrmber of head of stock which he wishes ,to run. Further, seventy- five per cent of any accruing revenue will go to ,the counties in which the lands lie to swell the school and road funds. All such land would .be withdrawn from homesteading, since it is unfit for farming. This suggestion is well worth con- sidering. It is a step in the direc- tion, not only ,of sensible conserva- tion but practical farm relief. When one travels these days north of ,the Big Horn river along the foot of the mountains and sees thousands upon thousands of acres of what was once one of the finest grazing lands in the west a ploughed waste of tum- ble weed, one is more and more struck with the faet that there are Gillette is now a projedt which parr° ~ *h~ g"e~t we~t that have no should be sought as eagerly by Gas- , ~c~:. "*/- be' farmed at all per people a~ ,by ti~e people eL tl~e '" "-,'n~--ucq~e legislation could northeastern area, since it constitu-lbe enacted zoning this country with ,te~ one more spoke .in ~he wheel]regard to its fitness,good grass which makes this city the cross roads ~O of the state. Any encouragement, moral or ma- terial, that can he extended this movement would revert to the ,bene- fit of Casper and iVs distribution Industry. In the meantime people of the cen- ~tral V~y~ming sector would be en- couraged in cultivating a closer ac- quain,tance with the northem,~tern district and its recreational advan- tages. Devil's Tower is an ~ttraction width w~hich the nmtoring ~public should ~be familiar. It may .be reach- ed now ~an an overnigl~t jatmt with assurances that other measures in his plan will receive congressional approval• No president for many years has been so extravagantly criticized but by the time election day rolls around it is our guess that Mr. Hoover, will have silenced n~any the pop o Looking_ Forward " Nineteen thirty-two may be a cvu-/I adeialstates.year in the history of the Unit- i i ~: ~'~l-~'f'~-Z-q:~ ~: For more than two year~ we im','cl ~ii~ ~'i endured one of the most severe and' prolonged general depre:~ions or alli:.:~,].:!!!~:~ ~.=~' time--in company with tlle other l great nations of ttle worhl. Tlu~re is~, E 29"~t~----.-J • * ) 1 tO magic remedy ~or cnrln~ O(': n()ll~- ~='~':~'(___'_2.~"O~ ic ills how soou our prablem~ will~ Ti:e Ear:.:es~-* ~SMn Game. be solved, largely, is up to us. as in-!!te Le::,es ilis Stfirt. dividuals, and as members o[ a con> i Shot V:.:, a la Chica:o'. plicated society• !Tho~'c ~uzz Saw Teeth. Nlneteen-thirlv-two is a "'t re.';- ~ Jason's 'l~uK, h Job. dential year." Ordinarilv, such aul election and the political (lue~tians] Se:cle tiF.qe o." other yOU must have it raises, would loom large m~ theI he~':d cf tile earliest skin game. At ,horizon. But this is not an o:'din-[ least, YOU i]a'.:e heard i~.mentioned ary period, and local political is-! or r~ad a rc-:-e:•cn~e to i~. thouiih not sues~so far as they. atlachlth0mstd-i~,= mt heI yes to men and parties ~ -e '-, come in the public ,mind -t very small thing when contrasted with] ecouonlic anl social issues. People who are w[.ndering how to find jobs, are no' interested in partisan l platforms no' in political bickerings. The greab~st danger of a depres- sion is that we may lose our hc')ds that a sort of nlob hysteria may take the place of reason. We may try ta overt.rune econonlic law wilh pana- ceas. Ah'eady lnany snell el'gel'iS 5re being proposed--the new Congress, before it has completed its session, will be swamped with suggesHons for relieving the uuautployed with gigantic bond issues; for helping the farmer with governmental sub- sidies and attempts at pricet(ixation : for helping the small busines~ at the expense of the large one; for help- ing the poor and those of moderate means by overtaxing the wealthy. W~hile such proposals may be made ill good faith, most of them are ba.s- ed on misconceptions. Prosperity will return as tile re- sult of stimulated employment, sti- mulated buying, stimulated u'ade, commerce and building, We can- not produce that by frightening ca- pital we need• We cannot da it through governmental meddling, which inevitably forces retrench- ment and inaction Oll tilt* husip.es~e: it tonches and, by example, on the entire business structure. The po- tential destructive forces of p~ditics cannot be nleasured. We cannot create praspel'ity by heaping additioual tax burdens on bnsiness~s and individuals ah'ead,v struggling under a tl•elnendous tax bill. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not sound ec~nonlics• All taxes !mllst eventually be paid by ,tile publi˘---I business must pass all costs onI_o those who buy its products or ser- vices. For the nation to go further into debt. to appropriate additional millions and billions for temporary and unsound relief sm, emes. is the height of folly. Our basic indu,stries have shown] a commendable spirit in seeking lo~ solve their problems, which, in real-| ity, are the workers' problems an(lI tile consumers' lu'oblems. Electri- I city, insurance, oil, gas. railroads, form organizations--all have shown progressive tendencies. They realize Lhe duty that is upon them to pre- vent so far as possible, the up-aud- down swing of the busiuess chart in the future----the booths that are followed by drops, the inflation that in t!:e~ then} to bring back the Coklen Ficcce. The Japs imve gone into Manci~uria for the same i'oil~c,!l. \Vea!:h rol?rescnt- cd by the Golden i~ieee:, The king of Colchis was in rather [~.~,t~er shape to defend his valuable possession than a~c tl-e Chh:ese. To get it-- AS i:e fi.uc.]ly did---ga~:cn had to tame ~he v.'ih! bulls (and, between us, there mus~ have been bears involv- ed, for you can't !:a~e oF..e without the oth~r~, harness thent and plow the field of L~:'s. After that was done Jason had to ss,,: the field with a serp:-ni's teeth and for every tooth he SoT,o:i. t[n sDra-:q- a flllly arllled ........ a .~:l t~ .m.l iho ,,-;.,.:, 1.,,d to lick. That done, he hz:d to kill t_lc GI~