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Evoke5 e Q :, of Compleke Cortaerva for Out- Naho00a[ Park00 4 By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN HE national parks lust a good friend when Warren O. Harding died. His appreciation and ap- proval of the national park move- ment were slgnally shown at the 1923 opening of Yellowstone for its flft.-first year by an official declaration of administration pol- icy urthy of Its place as the first national park In ] history and Iesi at8 "fi} amous f ali America's nineteen puhllc play- apart by congress for the use of tile That official declaration of ad- policy was nothing less than absolute of the national Imrk system against invasion and exploitation. Hill, chancellor of Lincoln made the declaration. He Harding an Sec- [he Interior Work at the Yellowstone His statement was prepared, careful :Idaho. ,knd it Ip-untlng waters, onu meats, for "lmd emphatic. It contained the following : , And we are here today . . . to celebrate the Imntml opening of Yellowstone park, the largest gad most far-tamed of our national parks, a wooded wilderness of three thousand three hundred square containing incomparable waterfalls, more than are found in the rest of the world all together, irrigated by rivers like miniature lkeS, and beautified by lakes like inland seas, ,ved by canyons of sublimity, decorated with the painter's art. punctured with boiling springs whose steam mingles clouds, stuccoed with vast areas of Iifled forests, a sanctuary of safe retreat for teathered songsters and wild beasts, a wonder- d. playground, sanitarium and university all ot where the eye feasts upon the riotous of flowers, fern and rocks; the ear is with the symphony of melodious sounds; mind Is sated with a thousand revelations of GrUth and beauty, and the Jaded body, weary wPh trudge of thought and toil and travel, lmglrds song and dance beneath the shadows of the 4Werlastlng hills. "Yellowstone history is replete with crises here the friends of the park and the park idea Almve had to fight with a heroism worthy Its ex- rs and discoverers to retain It Intact against bold and presumptuous claims of the advo- m0tes of special privilege, determined to eommer- iBlalize this land of wonder, o build railroads It, tunnel Its mountains, dam Its lakes ad streams, and secure stranglehold monopolies compensation to the government and all facts and figures, appeals therefore, any plan, however mori- on Its face, for the commercial exploits- parks must by the very nature of Its purposes be immediately doomed to projects, bad projects, indifferent proJ- must face the same fate, for It is at last xfllcy oP*the government that our must and shall forever be main- absolute, unimpaired form, not only for but for all time to come, a policy the unqualified support of President Is the fixed policy of the administration, can assure you it will not be modified. It swerved a halr's breadth by any lnflu- r otherwise. are granted to one claimant, others so a'precedent must, not be estalP It would inevitably ruin the entire national Hill might have been more definite In the attacks by cominerclal Interests Since early in 1920 It has vigilance and aggreive or- the part of the vast army of enthusiasts to defet these attacks. and "spring of 192.0 the Sixty- passed the Smith bill cre- wing irrigation reservoir in the .* fur the benefit of the water power bill power to lease public the national parks and /fV..g, 1 A natiomd organization of defense, about 4,t00,000 strong, was quickly effected. The Smith bill wa killed in the house, after it had passed tze senate. The Jones-Esch bill exempting na- tional parks, present and future, from tile juris- diction of the water power commission was intro- duced and forced forward. The water power in- terests were powerful enough, however, tp force a compromise amendment which exempted only the existing national parks. The Jones-Esch bill was passed by the Sixty-sixth congress. In December of 1920 Senator Walsh f Montana championed a bill to dam Yellowstone lake for an irrigation scheme in Montana. A long and h,rd-fought battle followed. In June Of 1921 Sec- retary of the Interior Fall reported on the hill and straddled on the question of  protection, hold- ing that power and irrigation development in the nathmal parks should be only %n specific author- izlon of congress, the works to be constructed aml controlled by the federal government." There- upon Senator Walsh proposed a new bill providing that the United States reclamation service should build and operate the Yellowstone lake dam. The defenders of the park proved that the dam could be built to greater advantage outside the park. In 1922 the upholders of the parks won a victory by electing Scott Leavitt in Montana to congress oer Jerome Locke, originator of the dam project. The final result of the fight was that the Sixty- seventh congress adjourned March 4. 1923, leav- ing the Walsh dam in the committee's pigeonholes. Efforts to revive It are expected In the Sixty- eighth congress. During these three years another victory of great importance along the same llne was the smothering in committee of the All-Year National park bill, personally drafted and sponsored by Secretary Fall. This bill created a national park In the Mescalero Indian reservation in New Mex- ico out of several insignificant spots widely sep- arated, plus an irrigation and power reservoir ninety miles away. It would have introduced both water power and Irrigation into the national park system. There was a natlon-wlde protest against this bill, In whlch New Mexico Itself took an active part. The bill Is too dead, It Is believed, to be resuseltated. A third victory called naflon-wlde attention to another danger that threatened and still threat- enthe national parks. The victory was the de fat of the Slemp bill creating the Appalachian National park out of a Virginia mountain top. It was opposed on the ground that the area was below the proper national park quality. It was favored by Secretary Fall, who in his report to the public lands committee sold that Ms policy was to subs tltute a wlde-open recreatlonal park system of.many small playgrounds for our his- toric national park system. The late Franklin K. Lane, as secretary of the interior In 1918, nailed dwn this plank in the national Park platform: In studying new park proeets you should seel to find "scenery of supreme and distinctive quality or some natural feature so extraordinary or unique as to bc of national interest and importance . . ." The nationaJ Park system as now constituted should not be lowered in standard, dignity and prestige by the lncluldon of area which express in less than the hilgheet terms the particular class or kind of exhibit which they represent. President Harding was the rst president to an- nounce publicly a general administration policy of absolute conservation for the national parka system and for all of its unite Both Roosevelt and Taft were good friends of the natlnnal parks. but preuervation against commercial invasion was not a question in their days. President Wilson, in his first term, signed the Hetch Hetchy bill giving San Francisco the water supply reservoir in Yosemit which has Just been completed; Its secret water power purpose was not then gen- lrally understood. President Wilson, however, stood by the national parks loyally and powerfully In the fight to exempt them from the Jurisdiction oK the water power commission. BILLOWS MADE 41y Kind Desired Are NoW Prltm are: The gentle, rolling bll- at Will for Benefit of the short, choppy kind; the Resorters. r and big ones resembl- yes. Each of these, "all of an be manufactured to and that one y by manipulating the half the machine In differ- Star. President ttardlng, In announcing this admin- tstratJon policy, was not anticipating a popular de- mand so much as answering it. The truth is that the American people have within the last three years adopted our nineteen national parks as a part of their conception of the greatness of their nation. "Hands off!" applies to the national parks as well as to Old Glory. They are eager to defend them and to keep them inviolate And they have developed organized strength through the affiliation of a dozen or so nation-wide organ- izations to see that congress shall legislate" wlseiy concerning the national parks. The announce- ment of the conservation policy was received with natlon-wlde delight. The national park enthusi- asts hoped that the conservation policy would be broadened to uphold Secretary Lane's important plank. Yellowstone also gets Into the limelight this season because President Harding paid it a two- days' visit on his way to Alaska. The President's party went in and out through the north entrance and did about 150 miles of motoring In seeing various points of interest. On the Continental Divide they" drove through snowbanks. The Pres- ident went yachting on Yellowstone lake---an- dammed. He saw many wild animals and fed gingerbread and molasses to a black bear and her cub. He saw the Painted Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. Old Faithful geyser spouted 150 feet into the air every sixty-five minutes for him--as it does for every visitor The photograph reproduced herewlth shown the President and Mrs. Harding, under escort of Superintendent Her. ace M. Albright, viewing from Artist Point the Grand Can)on of the Yellowstone and the Lower Falls. The President was visibly impressed by the sight--one of the grandest and most beau- Interesting Features for the Entire Uncommon Sense... JOHN BLAKE NEGLECTED GENIUS enough cash to ease his old age, but if he preferred to neglect his oppor- NE of the best-known of modern poets, ill and destitute after a life- time of toil, announces cheerfully that he is elnphatically not a neglected geniu.% True. he has no money, but it was not nloney that he worked for. Ills fame is perhaps not as great as his talent merited, but he did not work for fame. Fie worked for the Joy of working, and that was enough. He looks back upon life feeling that It brought him all that he could ask. Genius Is not neglected any more than diamonds are neglected, and for the same reason. This maa, had he chosen, could now be comfortably sup- plied with money. We believe that he should have been. Every man owes it to himself to gain independence, and money means Independence. Our poet's celeb- rity could have been coined Into Something to Think 00lbout tunitles it is nobody's business but his own. It is his absence of bitterness that is worth heeding. He has discovered, what every other man should discover, that no earnest effort is wasted. He has learned that people are only too ready to recognize genius when they find it. and to reward it when they recognize it. Indeed so keen ts the hunt for genius that hundreds of near-geniuses grow prosperous in America as soon as they betray the least sign of talent. Publlsiers and producers hunt for men who can write. Great corpora- tions send out scouts for men with executive or engineering ability that is beyond the common order. No musician who is really gifted ever fails of an audlence. And even industrious mediocrity will sometimes be mistaken for genius and have riches thrust upon It. Cast the fear that you may be a neglected genius from among your worries. If you are a genius somebody will find it out, and you will have to hire an office boy to keep people from Invadlng your prlvacy. Even If you are not s genius you are likely to be mistaken for one. But that will not harm you unless yell make the mistake yourself. Be Care- ful not to do that. for it will he fatal. (() by John Blake.) By F. d. I4edLKER r VITH FLYING COLORS F YOU wish In your particular sphere of endeavor to reach a des- tinatlon of more titan ordinary impor. lance, press untiringly forward in all kinds of weather. Let neither heat nor cold deter or swerTe you from your purpose when once yea have decided your course. Pay no attention to the sneers of the frivolous. Keep your mind firmly fixed on your resoh-e and march reso- lutely ahead. There will be times when you will be exhausted, footsore and discour- aged ; when opposing winds beat furi- ously and you seem to lack sufficient strength to make another step for- ward. When these depressing periods overtake you, sit down and rest awhile. Ever remember that to get the best It I necessary to give the best. Do not offend those beneath you with gruff words. Be uniformly courteous Break no promls% Withhold Ju4g- meat. Be fair In bnsiness and keep off the velvety grass-grown plot of your neighbor. The perplexitlea that vex your spirit are familiar to all humanity in all walks of life, No one by any manner of means can escape them, but it Is possible for anyone to overcome them. Use your mind. Be a rational be- ing. By patience, well-doing and faith, turn your threatened defeat Into victory. Thousands of noble men and women who have passed this way before you, thus obtained mastery over themselves, scarred outwardly with the wounds of battle, but un- blemished within. Use your hands in righteous work ; your eyes to look up to the beautiful arch overhead; your ears to hear good; your tongue to praise God and to cheer and encourage others less fortunate than yourself. Rather than condemn, hold your peace. Purge your heart of covetousness and hate. Envy is a useless waste of energy which produces only mischief and By GRACE E. i HERE isn't a day round year That Isn't a perfect' Meffsured and trued gold, It glides on Its It Is one of the you A pearl n life's And it hasn't a scar mar--- Unless you have cv The sun cannot shine your life, But the soft place ; If all of the hours shine, Yen would weary in race ; For the eyes must must feel The peace of these That soften the light sight, After the brning There is beauty need In every day of the If you cannot see it, deed, For beauty Is ever Whatever your lot, yo share In the paintings of They are wondroUS there's never a Of'charm__for the ( by Dodd. 00OOL DA S misery. The combined envy of the whole world canot remove a grain of sand or grow a blade of gross. Be charitable, kindly and indus- trlous in whatever field you may be sowing or reaping. Nothing is Impossible to the man or woman who elects to do these things ; and he and she will eventually surmount every obstacle and march triumphantly with flying colors to the long-sought destination. (, 19$. by MeClure Newspaper Syndleete.) ttfui in the world. JuSt sixtT-three [mot[,00r Coo[: 5oo00] qulred to put Yellowstone on the map ; the Am can people simply wouldn't believe there was any such place. The Lewis and Clark expedition of 18(}4-06 passed close by it, but the Indians never mentldned It, considering It the abode of "Evil Spirits," who punished all talk about them. John .......... 2... '  " I I |l II I I CoRer, a member of the party who went back to trap beaver, discovered it In 1.q07. Upon his return to St. Louis in 1810 the people dui,bed 1'. "Colter's Hell" and laughed him and hts tale out of court. James Bridger rediscovered It about 1828 and the public said "Just another of Jim Bridger'a 'big yarns.'" The gold prospectors of 1862 described If and were set doa as liars. It took the Washburn-Langtord expedition of 1870 to make the people believe in its wonders. The mem- bers of that expedRion wre for pre-enlptlng the scenic points and making their fortunes. Cor- nelius Hedges rebuked them and proposed the national park plan--the first in all history. The park was established by act of congress In 187'2 and Yellowstone celebrated Its semi-centenlai last fall. Yellowstone contains 3,348 square mlles---3.U4 in Wyoming, 198 In Montana and 36 In Idaho. Big as It l, the plan Is to enlarge It by the addi- tion of many square miles to the souththe Jack- son Hole country, which contains Jackson lake and the Teton mountains and Is a natural part at the park. motor ts stopped the water resumes Its placidity. It appears that these waves can be made all day long for thousands of bathePs and at compara- tively little expense. It is said that a dollar a day Is the cost of operating the electric motor that drives the ma- chlne TO ORDER unison. They plunge Into the water all at once and cause the big mvells` If the short, choppy wave Is wanted the of a cupful of currants. Dust the cur- rants with a little flour. Beat well and bake In greased muffin pans for 25 minutes. Serve hot with honey. Ah! what would ths world be to if the children were no more? We would read the desert behind ms worse than the dark before. DISHE FOR THE CHILDREN HE food that Is good for us is not always the kind we like; but the following will be found acceptable to most of the youngsters: LuncheOn Bread. MIx two cupfuls of cooked, warm wheat cereal with a teaspoonful of salt, oe-fourth of a cupful of brown sugar, one tablespoonful of shortening, one-half of a yeast cake, mixed with one-half cupful of milk scalded and cooled to lukewarm; mix with the cereal, add three cupfuls of whole wheat flour and put another on the molding board. Knead until smooth. Put Into a greased bowl and set to rise. Whe double Its bulk cut down and let rise agn. Then cut down and add one cupful each of raisins" dates and nuts broken Into bits. Shape In loaves, put into two bread pans and let stand until light. Bake 45 minutes. Let stand for 24 hours before cutting. Rice Pudding. tke a cupful of cold boiled rice, two tablepoonflll each of honey and Ilhortenlng, one ,gg yolk and four tablespoonfuls o cold water. -MIx well, then add one cupful of pastry flour, two teaspoolLuls el baklnl powder, a ttle salt. on.half teaspoon- 8maker Storlee for Example. NIty may'be the mother of 1 vention, but there are a lot of storle invented that there Is no necessity for. Boston Evenln Transcrl plungers are worked Independently of each other. Two up and two down gives the whitecap sort. This curious machinery, which makes perfect waves, was invented to convert placid lakes at summer re- sorts into lakes with real live waves and make bathers think they are en- Joybag s real Xtladtle or Pacific surf was u   e electric THE ROMANCE J HEN, In upon some tails the sums of moneY of the rivers and member will as a ,'poorly tel", the parent to American for tt has come ed equivalent secure public or "pork-barrel" fore. is one certain distrlc of the public providing for meats or bY necessarily. TO  find tl phrase we the earlier when the zens were the winter, on salt pork. was ads well filled, they need to worry hard would take similar, but sense, they congre them by tlon of the latlon" wMch on labor, (@by Struggled Strange house surgeon pltai at the old bey. 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